1945 ~ 2018
After a short illness, Jim left us to be with his Lord and Saviour on September 14, 2018 at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife Christine of 46 years, His children Jamie (Ryan) Voss, David (Mieko) Beyette, and Pamela (Pedro) Cabral, his grandchildren Saundra, and Clarissa Voss, Haulu, Zen, Joe and, Louie Beyette, Collin and Andrew Cabral. He is also survived by sister Bonnie Gowler, sisters in-law Martha Beyette, Ellen Schick (Keith) and Bela Posthumus, brothers in-law Lewis (Germaine) Posthumus, Frank (Darlene) Posthumus, Ray Posthumus, and Norman Posthumus, two great aunts, several nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and friends.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Garnet and Velma Beyette, and brothers in-law Bruce Gowler, Wayne Beyette, and Matthew Posthumus.
Jim was born in Dauphin, MB and lived on the family farm. At 11 years old the family moved to Dryden, ON. Jim later attended the University of Manitoba graduating with a Science of Agriculture degree.
Jim met Christine Posthumus, the love of his life, and they were married in September of 1972. They lived and raised their children in Winnipeg for 14 years and then moved to Beausejour in 1986, where he resided until the time of his death.
Jim was employed as a Fisheries Technician with the provincial government, conservation department, Eastern division for 32 years until his retirement in 2006. Throughout the years, Jim was involved in numerous committees. Jim also had a passion for the genealogy of his family and was working on an extensive family tree.
Jim was an amazing friend. The one person you could always count on. He was truly a faithful friend, a man of his word. He was a people person and easily made friends wherever he went.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and the support staff at the Buhler Cancer Care Centre, Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Beausejour Hospital, Beausejour Home Care, Palliative Care and EMT for their good care of our husband and father.
A Memorial Service in Jim’s honour will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour. A luncheon will follow in the Beausejour Community Church, 748 Park Avenue, Beausejour.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Broken Beau Historical Society (Pioneer Village Museum), Box 310, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0 or a charity of one’s choice.
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