James Arthur (Jim) was born to Paul H. and Anna Scheerschmidt on January 1, 1932 in Stettler, AB. He passed away February 8, 2016 at the Stettler Health Care Centre at the age of 84 years. He received his schooling at the Kindergarten School, adjacent to the family farm. Jim married Elaine Cote of Stettler on August 15, 1959 and resided his entire life in Stettler. Jim and Elaine never having children enjoyed spending time with nieces and nephews, treating them like their own. Jim was a farmer at heart and loved growing and harvesting grain, raising cattle and also pigs. He worked at the Stettler Auction Mart for a few years sorting livestock. In his younger years Jim enjoyed dancing, gardening, playing ball, fishing and riding horses.
Jim is survived by sister Louise Fischer, brother Norman (Louie) Scheerschmidt, both of Stettler and brother-in-law Stanley Cote of Ottawa, ON, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by wife Elaine, parents Paul H. and Anna Scheerschmidt, father- and mother-in-law Frank and Pearl Cote, brother Henry (Hank) Scheerschmidt, sisters Irene Benson and Dorothy Scheerschmidt, brothers-in-law Chris Fischer and Gene Benson, sisters-in-law Kay Scheerschmidt, Ivy Scheerschmidt and Marlene Cote, niece Pam Benson, nephews Rod Mailer and Ivan Storek and great-niece Brittany Scheerschmidt-Lutz. A graveside service will take place Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m. at the Lake View Cemetery in Stettler, AB. Luncheon to follow at Brennen Funeral Home. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice in care of
BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM SERVICES
P.O. Box 193, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. 403-742-3315.