Payne, Jim

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On April 16, 2017 Jim passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in Castor, Ab.
Jim was born on April 30, 1942 to Lewis and Margaret (Bowen) Payne.  He lived on the family farm seven miles southwest of Alliance and road his horse to Tinchebray School.
When Jim’s dad Lewis passed in 1952, Jim and his mother Margaret had to sell the farm and move to Castor.  He missed the farm but through family and friends always managed to own horses and spent as much free time as possible helping out on those farms.
Jim will be fondly remembered for his willingness to lend a hand, his quick laugh, stories and practical jokes; he was always up to something!
He deeply loved and was very proud his family.  He made countless lifelong friends through his community involvement, team roping, travelling and love of nature.  There was no one that Jim couldn’t strike up a conversation with and even had his “roommates” in the Red Deer Hospital laughing at his stories.
Jim was predeceased by his father, Lewis in 1952, his mother, Margaret in 1994, and his step-daughter Jeanette in 2001.
He is survived by his loving family: daughter Wendy Payne of Edmonton; wife Rosealie Payne of Castor, step-sons Darcy Brown (Raeshel Skutelnik) of St. Albert and Dale Brown of St. Albert, his beloved step-grandchildren Kassidy Visser, Colby Brown and Keira Brown; parents-in-law Julia and Dan Hoffart; mother-in-law and best friend Violet Turre; sister-in-law Shirley Campbell; brothers-in-law Mike Hoffart (Pat Turigan) and Allen (Terry) Hoffart; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many dear friends.
Funeral services were held at Castor Community Hall on Thurs. April 20, 2017 with Rev. Jack Schulze officiating.
Alex Weber gave a loving tribute of Jim’s life.  Cathy Schaffner presented her gift of music; niece Parice Sims sang House of the Rising Sun; and Mike Hoffart played for a family traditional song What’s in the Tree Pretty Bird.
Honourary pallbearers were Dale Brown, Darcy Brown, Calvin Weber, Brian Weber, Murray Morlock and Kassidy Visser; as well as All Jim’s Family & Friends; Urn Bearer was Randy Kary.
Family and friends remained in the hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by Ann Michielsen and staff.
Donations in Jim’s memory are gratefully accepted to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care.
Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-882-3141, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

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