January 5, 1952 – December 22, 2020
Shortly before 17:00 on December 22nd, 2020, Jim passed away comfortably with his daughter, Andrea Husack by his side. We say farewell to a wonderful man and courageous human being. His life was not easy but Jim made the most of it in his own way.
Jim was born January 5th, 1952 and was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his parents Mike Husack & Dorothy Husack (Claydon).
In his earlier years Jim was in a band called The Id where he was lead vocal and guitar, John Little on bass guitar, Bob Fisher on drums, and Peter Vallentyne on keyboard (Bernie Peterkin on keyboard in later years), with assistance provided by Kent Avery. The Id enjoyed playing at various community centres in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Later Jim obtained his diploma in Engineering Technology from Red River College and worked for Communications Canada in Thompson, Manitoba, Prince George, BC, & Fort St. James, BC. He described situations where he had the pleasure of hanging from helicopters to fix communication towers.
Jim married and settled down having one daughter in Prince George. In his earlier years Jim enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar, camping, fishing, chess, board games, photography, gaming, and watching the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Jim went to Osoyoos on his own to take care of his health in the early ’90’s where he met the love of his life, Charlotte. Jim and Charlotte enjoyed playing the guitar together, bird watching, sharing jokes and stories, as well as enjoying gourmet meals in the comfort of their home.
Jim is now reunited with his wife Charlotte. He leaves behind brother Glen Husack & wife Gloria, his daughter Andrea Husack & spouse Trevor Creegan, step-grandchildren Christine Bowe, Elizabeth Burnett, & Christopher Burnett, step-great grandson Logan Bowe, nieces & nephews, special friends, stellar neighbours, and many cousins.
The family would like to thank Dr. Rainer Ankenbauer, Dr. Robert Penner, Dr. Yves Clouatre, Nurse Kathy Hewitt, Dr. George Halse, IHA staff in Osoyoos, Nelson, & Castlegar, and many caring Nurses from Castleview such as Jasmine, Shannon, Laura, and Jess.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jim’s name can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation https://jdrf.akaraisin.com/ui/donateJDRF/donations/start or Canadian Digestive Health Foundation https://cdhf.ca/donation/ or The Canadian Sepsis Foundation https://canadiansepsisfoundation.ca/Donate. Cremation has taken place at Nunes-Pottinger in Oliver. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Dad, you will forever be in my heart. Below is a song Dad shared with me a few months before his passing; however, he changed a few of the words. The song is called, “And When I Die – Blood, Sweat, & Tears”.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
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