Obituary of James (Jim) Arthur ION P.Eng
October 28, 1937– Medicine Hat, Alberta
January 11, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta
James “Jim” Arthur Ion of Calgary AB, was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the age of 83 years.
Jim grew up on a farm near Gem, AB. In 1955, Jim moved to Calgary and met Marvey Jorgensen. They were married on February 18, 1961.
After completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Dakota, Jim dedicated over twenty-three years to the energy industry. He retired as President & General Manager of Peace Pipe Line Ltd in 1991. Jim was always a friendly, caring and generous man. He loved gardening, travelling in his motorhome, creating Ammolite jewellery, eating delicious meals with his family and cruising to many exotic locations around the world.
He is survived by his children, Sherry (Brian), Linda (Matt), Scott and Murray; his grandchildren, Eric, Hannah, Soren, Maddox, Solvej and Wil; his siblings, Eleanor Simpson, Doris Fraser, Laurence Ion and Sam Ion. Jim is also survived by his partner, travelling companion, and best friend, Fran Mortenson, whom he shared many adventures with over the past many years.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of thirty-eight years, Marvey, in 1999 and his brother Ken Ion.
Nothing defined Jim as much as his love for his family and his devotion to their happiness. On Monday, January 18, 2021 there will be a viewing at McInnis and Holloway, (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3) from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., with Graveside Service to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Jim’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
All are invited to read the Autobiography of James Arthur Ion by clicking this link Autobiography of James Arthur Ion.
In living memory of James Ion, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.