Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Born in Elkhorn, Manitoba, and raised in Glenella, Manitoba, Jim moved to Swan River as a teenager where he then graduated from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School. Following graduation, he accepted a position at Paull Funeral Home and continued working for them for a total of 23 years.
After a short time in the Canadian Armed Forces, Jim returned to Swan River and obtained his Funeral Directors and Embalmers License, which led him to a successful 40-year career in the funeral profession.
In 1997 Jim partnered with Preston Hartwig and together they purchased land to start a new funeral home named Swan Valley Funeral Services. In 2002, Jim bought out his partner and managed the funeral home for another 10 years before selling to Joe and Kimberly Coffey in 2012. Not wanting to leave the funeral profession, Jim continues to work at Swan Valley Funeral Services on a casual basis.
Jim is married with three children and enjoys all sports, but curling is his favorite sport to play and watch. In his retirement, is he attempting to become the Wayne Gretzky of stick-curling!
Over the last 40 years, Jim has been honored and privileged to have served many families in the Swan Valley area in their time of need.