James (Jim) McHarg

Obituary of James (Jim) Wilbert McHarg

November 10, 1928 – Watson, Saskatchewan
October 3, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta

James McHarg of Calgary, AB passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 after a battle with COVID-19, at the age of 92 years.

Jim grew up in a large family in rural Saskatchewan and moved to Saskatoon shortly after he was married in the early 1950’s. He and his wife raised three daughters there. He spent most of his working career at the National Research Council on the University of Saskatchewan campus. He moved to Calgary in 1998 to be closer to his family. Jim was a man of faith all his life and was heavily involved in his church for many years. He loved playing baseball and hockey and played in the Calgary 55 Plus Hockey league until he was 88 years old. After retiring he took up violin making as a hobby and he learned to play old time fiddle music by ear. He was the luckiest person alive playing cards no matter what the game was. He was amazingly healthy throughout his life and lived in an independent residence until the time of his death.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Jim) Reid and Brenda Wale Perkins both of Calgary, AB; and by seven grandchildren, Randall (Danielle) Graham of Toronto, ON, Daniel (Melanie) Graham of Calgary, AB, Alison (Jordan) Garcia of Mesa, Arizona,  James (Denise) Reid of Mississauga, ON, Michael Reid, Jesse Wale and Heather Wale all of Calgary, AB; he also leaves behind five great-grandchildren, Beatrix and Marigold Graham of Toronto, ON and Joshua, Peter and Matthew Graham of Calgary, AB. He was predeceased by his daughter Barbara Graham (Gordon) who passed away in September 2003, and his ex-wife June McHarg who passed away in May 2018.

The family is holding a private service of Interment. He will be missed. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

In living memory of James McHarg, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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