RADOMSKE, James (Jim) Frederick

Jim was born on November 14th, 1952 in Trochu Hospital. He was the youngest child of Fred and Annie (Hoppins) Radomske. He attended Huxley School until Grade 5 and then attended Pontmain until the end of Grade 9. Finally, Jim attended high school at Trochu Valley School although all that knew him well understood that he never truly loved school. Jim enjoyed spending much of his childhood playing with his cousins at the Hoppins farm where his mischievous ways frequently lead him into trouble. On occasion his behaviours lead to his 'second parents' (Norman and Mildred Hoppins) sending him home. After moving away from the family farm Jim worked seismograph in Quebec and later in public works for the town of Norman Wells. While away in Norman Wells Jim showed one of his co-workers a picture of Denise Trentham upon which the man said, "What the hell are you doing up here?" It was then that he stormed into his boss's office; sporting a frozen turd on his shoulder (a workplace hazard of pumping septic tanks) and quit to return home and marry the love of his life. Jim and Denise were married on March 2nd, 1974. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. Not to mention horseback riding which lead to just a few back injuries. He always loved the "bush" which he could reminisce hundreds of hunting stories and tell them like no other. He was known as a master story teller and was able to captivate any audience. His stories were known as truth with hints of embellishments, loaded with sound effects and dramatic expressions (sometimes you would have to stand back from all the theatrics). Jim is survived by his loving wife Denise, children Brett, Shane (Julie), Shawna (Jesse) Winchester and Cole, and grandchildren Kara, Reese, Jenna, and Slade, his father Fred (Sharon), sisters, Eileen (Doug) Lynch, Janet (Andrew) Remillard, and mother-in-law Olla Trentham. He was predeceased by his mother Annie, and his infant brother Mark and father-in-law Harry Trentham. As a husband, father, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, nephew, neighbour and friend, none of us will ever question the love that Jim had for us. Jim's family would like for people to remember him for the man he was and not for the disease that took him. Donations can be made to the MS Society, #150, 9405 – 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4 or the charity of the donor's choice.