James Sidney ‘Jim’ Walker passed away suddenly at Consort, Alta. on Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
Jim was born on May 9, 1942 at Camrose, Alta. to John and Margaret Walker.
He was the eldest of seven children.
In April of 1951, the family settled in Consort where Jim attended school and formed many life long bonds.
On Oct. 20, 1962, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Gould.
They were married for 55 years when Peggy passed in April 2018.
Jim worked at several different jobs in various locations, including Innisfail, Canmore and Consort before settling in Edmonton in 1972.
The move to Edmonton was to secure opportunities in the trucking industry.
Jim’s love for trucks and life on the road soon had him become an independent operator, owning many beautiful rigs over his 40-year trucking career.
Jim took great pride in his trucks, and you would be hard-pressed to find a shinier rig on the road.
There was not a part of North America that he did not explore on those 18 wheels.
Jim was an avid music lover and in his earlier days, was often found playing guitar and singing country tunes for his family and friends.
Jim and Peggy retired to Consort in 2007 where they both took up their individual hobbies of quilting, model railroading, and reconnecting with the community they grew up in.
Jim will always be remembered for his storytelling, sense of humour and his ability to tell it like he saw it.
Jim will be forever missed by his daughters, Joan and Teryl, his son Jamie (Carrie) and his grandchildren, Christopher (Natane), Jordan, Hayley, Dale, Jade and Zach.
He will also be missed by his siblings, Marie (Neil), Carol and Wayne (Carol), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Walker, brother Dennis and his sisters, Dianne and Norma.
At Jim’s request, no service will be held.
If desired, memorial donations in Jim’s honour may be made directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation at www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Cross Cancer Institute, in care of the Alberta Cancer Foundation at www.albertacancer.ca.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca.
Cremation arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alta. 403.578.2928.