On Friday January 8th, 2021, James (Jim) Donald Spring of Westlock passed away at the age
He will be remembered by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters,
nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Anne, their son Darryl, his brother
Goerge, his brother Harry, and his brother Richard.
James led a full life that took him from his home in Manitoba to Alberta, B.C., and then the
Yukon Territories. After 30 years of service with Transport Canada, James and Anne retired
from his position of Airport Manager, to the Peace country in northern Alberta. Following Anne’s
passing, he moved back to Manitoba for a time, and then finally made his way to Westlock,
Alberta to be nearer to some of his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a big man, always
ready with a friendly smile and a warm handshake, who was prone to giving great bear hugs to
friends and family alike. He thrived on competition, lifelong learning, and acts of kindness.
There will be a virtual Service held at the Westlock Funeral Home. A link to this service will be available on the Westlock Funeral Home website. This service will be recorded and made available online following the service. In light of the current
situation, a Celebration of Life will also be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff and residents at the
Pembina and Smithfield Lodges. He was extremely grateful for the support and community he
experienced, especially during this past year. Your caring support for James will always be
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