Obituary – Green, James Vernon Gerard

Born: August 19, 1973
Passed: August 22, 2008
Jimmy was born Aug. 19, 1973 in Bonnyville, AB to Jim and Judy.
God took him home Aug. 22, 2008 in Slave Lake, AB at the age of 35 years.
Funeral services were held at The Gathering Place Aug. 27, 2008 in Slave Lake, AB with Reverend Gilbert Connors officiating.
Readings were read by cousin Ryan Bardoel of Slave Lake and special Aunt Brenda Wyness of Dewberry, AB.
The eulogy was done beautifully by sister Jeanine Parsons of Calgary, AB, sharing and remembering the activities that her brother loved to do. She told of how Jim held his love close to his heart for the ones that were so dear to him.
Jim’s sport was a game called hockey. He could put the puck in the net but also spent many minutes in the penalty box.
His greatest pasttime was fishing and hunting with family and friends and had the greatest joy for sitting around the largest camp fire ever, reminiscing about the past events or that days happenings.
Jim’s passion in life at a very young age was to work. His greatest desire was to drive truck and one day to own his own.
He worked for many different companies through his life that involved trucks. He was in his glory, it didn’t matter if he was hauling logs, large equipment, gravel or just sand, this is what he loved to do.
His dream came true in 1998, he owned his own truck, named his company Moonlight Trucking and went hauling oil for Gibsons. The second truck came and then the third. He was going to have a fleet all colors of the rainbow. But the dream was to end. In Dec. 2001 he was diagnosed with cancer. From that day he fought back, never giving up.
Marsha Ryan and Jim were married April 12, 2003. James, Bailee, Kailee and Reed became a family.
Jim, Marsha, Bailee, Kailee and Reed moved to Slave Lake in Aug. 2003 from Athabasca. Again Jim went to work driving truck.
The celebration of Jim’s life was shown through power point with music that Jim enjoyed, which was put together and shown by Vickie and Jason Wiebe.
Outside The Gathering Place Ryan Bardoel (C. Herman Trucking), John Wakefield, Ron Cuthbert, Fred Skrynyk started the engines to get ready for the last send off. Jim had his last ride in his work truck with his family by his side. As the Big Rigs rolled out of the parking lot, Reed blew the horn and they were off, to join numerous family and friends at the Elks Hall where a luncheon was ready and prepared by Diana Kent and Michelle Bolton.
Jim will be lovingly remembered and missed by wife Marsha; children James, Bailee, Kailee and Reed; parents Jim and Judy Green; brother Jason (Trisha); sister Jeanine (Ryan) Parsons of Calgary; brother Jeffrey (Jamie) Jethro, Jagger and Jerzie; grandparents Jim and Mary Green of Calgary; Margaret Bardoel of Clandonald; in-laws Mel and Judy Ryan; Stacee (Paul) Jordan, Randall, Becca Weber of Athabasca, Carla (Denis) Shaila, Aimee, Ryan Holub of Airdrie.

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