Sandy & Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss of Jim in the Times Journal this morning. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time. If needing support, please reach out. Take care!
posted by Linda/Rick Doan : Highschool : Mar 10, 2012
My condolences to Bernie and your family. May you all feel strength in days ahead, with the love and support of your family and friends during this difficult time.
Sue Ung (daughter of Sylvia & Jim Colleton-friends of Bernie & Jim)
posted by Sue Ung : Bernie & my Mom (Sylvia Colleton) worked together at the UofA Hospital. : Mar 01, 2012
With God\'s love and with the support of family & friends we Pray for the strength you need to carry on with life\'s Journey, We too are feeling the sadness since hearing of
Jim\'s sudden and unexpected death. To family & friends we share our hugs of support to each and every one . Jim & Sylvia
posted by sylvia & jim Colleton : Sylvia & Bernie caregivers at U of A hospitals many years. : Feb 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathies are with you during your time of sorrow.
posted by Jamie, Jen and Maddison Crinklaw : Cousin : Feb 28, 2012
20 years ago, Jim (my Dad\'s cousin) and Bernie invited a couple of travelling graduates in our journey to the west coast. Glad to have shared that experience with you.
posted by Julee Boan : Jim\'s second cousin. : Feb 28, 2012
Fate drew our two families together when our son Andrew befriended Peter in kindergarten. Over the years the boy\'s shared many happy memories and experiences that involved Jim. As time progressed my husband David and I became great friends with the entire Crinklaw famiy. Sharing a few days together in Mexico is one of my fondest holiday memories. Jim was a gracious gentleman. I will always think of him as, \"Mr. Adventure\" open to new experiences. He packed a tremendous of living, loving, and travel into 56 short years. We were lucky to have known Jim and his memory will never be forgotten. God bless you Jim and may he always keep you close. Thank you Andrew and Peter for being friends and allowing us the privilege of sharing families.
posted by Heather McRae-Poole : Family friend. : Feb 28, 2012
We wish to express our sympathy in your loss and to let you know that our thoughts are with you.
posted by Isla, Natalie, and Taylor Crinklaw : Cousin : Feb 28, 2012
Bernie I am so sorry to hear of Jim\'s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.
posted by Gloria Kesseler ( McLellan ) : Worked with Bernie. : Feb 28, 2012
I had the privilege of working with Jim at ATCO over a 20 year period. He shall be remembered as a true professional. My condolences to the family; may you find some comfort in the days ahead.
posted by Georgina Schurman : Previous employee at ATCO Electric : Feb 27, 2012
Dear Bernie, Peter and John. Jim was a great guy. He was fun to be with. He was interesting to chat with and had stories to tell. He listened. He was a welcoming host and good fun to go skiing with, even if I did not ski. I will miss him very much. I am thinking of all of you. God bless.
posted by Catherine MacKinnon : I am married to Dave MacKinnon. Bernie\'s sister, Geraldine is married to Wayne MacKinnon, Dave\'s brother. Any holiday spent with the Alberta MacKinnon\'s included the Crinklaws : Feb 27, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter. It was with profound sadness and shock that I heard of Jim\'s death last week. I last met him at my sister\'s wedding last year and he was as I always remembered him: warm, intelligent and very quick-witted. My sincerest condolences to you all.
posted by Liam O''Callaghan : I am Bernie\'s nephew : Feb 27, 2012
I only really knew Jim by listening to Sandy\'s stories of him. I remember her
telling a story of Jim\'s response to a question that I have long since forgot but I
always laugh when I remember the answer of \"gross probability\" - translation - \"fat chance\". I instantly knew that Jim was a cool dude (70\'s style at that time). My heartfelt condolences to Jim\'s Family, and a long distance hug to my best friend Sam.
posted by Jane Hoekstra : Friend of Jim\'s sister, Sandy Jones. : Feb 27, 2012
To Sandy, Liz and all of the Crinklaw family. Sincerest sympathy to all of you.
May your many memories comfort you at this time.
My thoughts and prayers with you all.
posted by Debbie Reek : I have been friends with Sandy since highschool and have also known Liz for a long time too. : Feb 27, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of Jim\'s premature passing Bernie. I used to play on a lot of sports with Jim at Atco and I always enjoyed his zest for life and his sense of humor. When I think of him it always makes me smile. My thoughts are with you now and I hope all the good memories will comfort you.
posted by Doug Prime : I was a co worker and teamate of Jim\'s with Atco at work and recreation. : Feb 27, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter, we are so terribly sorry for your tragic loss. We were lucky to get the chance to spend a couple of days with you and Jim on our sightseeing trip to Pompeii and Sorrento after Nigel\'s wedding. We remember Jim for his easy company, great sense of humour and generosity. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time and we look forward to seeing you in Ireland soon.
posted by helen connaughton : I am the deceased wife\'s niece : Feb 26, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter,
It was with great sadness that we learned of Jim\'s unexpected and untimely passing. We can only try to imagine the deep sense of shock that you all are experiencing. We pray that God will give you all the strength to overcome this time of great tribulation and great sense of loss.
Our memories of Jim are all very happy ones and we feel our lives enriched by having known him and having him as a member of the family.
Mary and Matt
posted by Mary O''Callaghan : Jim was my Brother in Law : Feb 26, 2012
To Auntie Ber, John and Peter,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Jim\'s untimely death. My wife Maria and I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and Bernie at our wedding in Italy 8 years ago. I remember Jim as a very genuine, humorous, intelligent and generous man. He loved traveling and was very excited about touring Italy. He was also a very good father as I remember some years ago when the family came to Ireland when the boys were small, he was eager for the boys to learn the basic skills of rugby from me.
My family\'s thoughts are with you and the boys at this very difficult time.
posted by nigel connaughton : Deceased wife\'s nephew : Feb 26, 2012
To Liz, Sandra and Jim\'s family,
Andy and I were truly shocked and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident that took Jim\'s life way too soon. We offer our deepest and most sincere sympathy to all of you. I grew up with Liz,Jim and Sandra and recall many happy times with the Crinklaw family. I\'m afraid poor \"Jimmy\" was the victim of a lot of teasing over the years at the hands of Liz and me! I guess his sense of humor pulled him through even at that young age! You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. Hopefully your cherished memories of this fine man will carry you all through the difficult days ahead.
posted by Ann McGregor : Our childhood families were close friends and I grew up with Liz ,Jim and Sandra. : Feb 25, 2012
Dear Crinklaw Family,
So very sorry to hear of he news of Jim\'s Passing. This is a huge loss. Jim made and impact on many people, I as a former co-worker was one of them. He was a wonderful, smart man taken to soon. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
posted by Sharon Molnar : Former Co-worker : Feb 25, 2012
Bernie, I was so sorry to read about the death of your husband. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Lela
posted by Lela Swanson : Bernie and I worked together many years : Feb 25, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter,
We were shocked and horrified to hear of your profound loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barry and Doris Quinn and Family
posted by Doris Quinn : Former neighbors and children went to the same school. : Feb 25, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter, It was with great sadness that we learned of Jim\'s death last week. Jim was a lovely person with an easy going nature and sense of humour that endeared him to us all. I have many happy memories from your numerous trips to Ireland over the years, one of the earliest being your wedding day, which obviously made an impression on all of us Hanrahan cousins, to the most recent our own wedding day last June. It meant the world to us that you all travelled so far to be with us on our big day. Jim will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Mairead O\'Callaghan & John Slattery
posted by Mairead O''Callaghan : Mairead is Bernie\'s niece. : Feb 25, 2012
I am very sorry to hear of Jims death Idid not meet him very often but when i did ifound him to be great company He had a great grasp of how the world and its people worked He will be abig loss to all especially Bernie and family I am truely sorry he is no longer with us
posted by Brian Connaughton : I am married to Ailis who is Bernies sister : Feb 25, 2012
Dear Bernie, John & Peter,
We are so sad for you all and can only imagine what a difficult time this is for you all. On his many trips to Ireland he was always so full of energy and enthusiasm,never one to sit around. The first wedding I attended was yours Bernie and I was so proud to be asked to read a prayer on the day! My sister Helen and I did an Irish dance at the reception- not something I am so proud of now! We were so happy you came to our wedding in 2005 in Ireland and also to meet up with you all at my brothers wedding in Italy. We spent a lovely day sightseeing with you all. I will remember Jim for his easy going nature and his sense of humour, which was similar to the Irish one. Because of that he fitted right in here! You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Aideen, Declan Darragh, Brian & Robyn O\'Toole.
posted by Aideen O''Toole : Aideen is Bernie\'s niece : Feb 24, 2012
Dear Ber, John and Peter
I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Jim and want to let you know that I am thinking of you all at this time. Jim was such a lovely, genuine person. I\'m so grateful that myself and Ger visited Canada last year and had the opportunity to spend time with him and get to know him a little bit better. He was such good fun, kind and genuine and had us in stitches laughing on numerous occasions. He was just a pleasure to be around and the kind of person who puts others instantly at ease. We have some very fond memories of him. Love Jen. xx
posted by Jennifer Kelly : I am Bernies niece. : Feb 24, 2012
Dear Ber, John and Peter.
We are so sorry for you all. Jim was a kind and caring man. I have such fond memories of my recent vist to Canada with my sister Jen. Jim could not have been more obliging than he was. We enjoyed dinner, football games and thanksgiving while there. He made us laugh and provided genuine, great company for us. I remember his visits to Ireland over the years also and attending your wedding in the late 1980s. That day is a lovely memory from when i was a child. He will be sadly missed and we are thinking of you all at this time. Love Ger and Aidan.
posted by Geraldine Kelly : Ger is Bernies niece : Feb 24, 2012
I am so sorry to hear the tragic news about Jim. I had the pleasure to work with Jim during my tenure with TransAlta, the Energy and Utilities Board and AltaLink. Jim was a true gentleman who was highly talented in his field. My heart and prayers go out to Jim\'s family.
posted by John Rohrich : I worked with Jim as mentioned above. : Feb 24, 2012
Dear Bernie, John and Peter, we are all so sad to hear the news about Jim. Through your visits to Ireland we had gotten to know him as a friendly and easy-going person with a great sense of humour. It was also clear to us that he was a great husband and father.
Last summer, I remember juggling two crying babies at my sister\'s wedding, when Jim had the misfortune to be seated beside me. They were making a real racket. I was pretty self-conscious, thinking to myself: \'I bet Jim really thinks he has drawn the short straw here\'. Well, he was so humourous and nice about the situation that I immediately felt more at ease. I imagine that was pretty typical of Jim.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Ruairi, Louise, Lucy, Holly and Rian O\'Callaghan
posted by Ruairi O''Callaghan : Ruairi\'s mother Mary is Bernie\'s sister : Feb 23, 2012
Our memories of Jim are of a kind, thoughtful, and generous person. As Bernie\'s sister and bother-in-law and the people who influenced her decision to move to Canada, we couldn\'t have chosen a better husband for her than Jim. He was the tall, dark, and handsome stranger who got along so well with our family here and in Ireland. Over the years he has proved to be a supportive, considerate, and loving husband to Bernie and father to John and Peter. We have shared all of our family milestones and many happy holidays together. Our love for Jim and our many fond memories will be with us always.
May he rest in peace.
posted by Wayne and Geraldine MacKinnon : Sister and brother-in-law to Bernie : Feb 23, 2012
Dear Sandy and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Jim\'s passing. I wish I could be with you to lend support, but I know you have a strong network with Liz and friends. As I said before, you are in my heart and on my mind during this difficult time.
With Much Sympathy,
Mary Jane and family
posted by Mary Jane (Tuff) Kordahi : I have been friends with Jim\'s sister, Sandy, for about 40 years. : Feb 22, 2012
We are hoping you find peace and strength at this time of grieving. You have our deepest sympathies at the loss of Jim. Our thoughts are with you.
posted by Lorel and Steve Cline : Cousins : Feb 22, 2012
My condolences go out to the family of Jim Crinklaw. Although I only knew him for a short period of time I really got to know an extrodinary person. I work at ATCO Electric and when i worked as a receptionist I would take his groups calls. Eventually I would put a face to a name and got to meet Jim. He was very friendly and we would usually only have time for a quick hello and a sometimes a bit more.He was so friendly and upbeat and would always make my day when I would run into him. I only wish that in life there was more time to get to know your co workers better, Jim being one of those people. I am really sad to hear of his passing and I pass on my prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of Jim. ATCO is loosing a great worker and a great friend but he will not be forgotten.
posted by Chantel Hilton : ATCO Electric co worker. Worked as reception and would take his groups calls. : Feb 22, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.
posted by Kevin and Debbie Cline : Jim was Kevin\'s second cousin (Jim and Kevin\'s mom Lorel were cousins) : Feb 22, 2012
I am so saddened by the untimely passing of a devoted colleague. Jim was meticulous and detailed in his craft.
Picture the environmental planner sitting with an engineer where it was the planner who schooled the engineer by scaling and redrawing a substation layout with good old fashioned paper and ruler. I remarked in amazement that I as the engineer, would not have gone to such great lengths.
May the entire Crinklaw family find comfort in the memories of a dedicated co-worker and devoted family man. He will be missed.
posted by Yu-Min Chin : A blessed ATCO Electric colleague since 2005. : Feb 22, 2012