We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at White’s Funeral Home - Neepawa
James “Jim” Graham, Father, Grand Father, Hunter, Fisherman, Electrician, and all-around handyman, passed away at the age of 70 at the Neepawa Hospital early on the morning of August 28, 2021.
Jim loved to tinker, seemingly able to fix anything. In 50 years of marriage there was no need to call a repairman or tradesmen. He put his skills to good use while working in the maintenance department at the Neepawa Hospital.
Renowned within the family for his fondness of long scenic drives, Jim loved exploring the countryside, especially during the Spring or Fall. Sometimes he would head off for the day without any plan or destination, while at other times a short trip to the store could turn into a surprise expedition.
Jim loved spending summer days at the lakeside cabin. If he wasn’t out fishing or tinkering in his shop, he could often be found helping neighbours along the shore with various odd jobs and repairs. Jim never shied away from helping out others when asked. During the evening he loved relaxing at a fire and chatting with friends late into the night.
He loved looking for deals at auction sales and second-hand shops, especially happy to find something he could fix up with “just” a little work, relishing the challenge of restoring it. He spent countless hours designing things to build such as a gazebo, elaborate dollhouse, log splitter, boat lift, automatic ice fishing rod, and even a large gas powered two seat car for the grandkids to use at the lake.
Born in Eden to Leslie and Jessie (Campbell) Graham, Jim spent his early years on the family farm where he developed a rapport with animals that served him well over the years both with horses and dogs. He also learned to hunt and fish which would continue to be lifelong hobbies especially during the time he lived in Flin Flon while he worked as an industrial electrician in the mine.
He is survived by his loving wife Diane, children Holly Bradley (Dwayne) and Kelly (Ann), the grandchildren Madison Bradley, Cami Bradley, and Owen Graham, and his sisters Laurine Wicker, Shirley Bay, and Carol Reimer. And now joins his older brother Lloyd in peaceful rest.
The family will be holding a celebration of Jim’s life at their home, 4 Adams Neepawa, for all family and friends Saturday Sept 11, 11am-1pm. Beverages and lunch will be available.
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