It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of James David Eggie on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Jim passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family in his final days. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Grace Eggie; sisters, Mary Nurse and Isabel Read; brothers-in-law, Ken Nurse and Derek Read; sister-in-law, Carol Eggie. Jim is survived by his sister, Helen Ryane (Jane); brother, Stewart Eggie (Lorraine); sister-in-law, Dorothy Read; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jim was born on November 20, 1938, in Mazenod, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm with his three sisters and brother. Following graduation, Jim pursued a successful career in the banking industry. For more than 40 years, he worked with the Bank of Montreal in various locations throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba, ultimately making Winnipeg his home and developing many lasting friendships during his career.
From his youth Jim loved all sports. But his life-long favourites were the Leafs, the Yankees and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He knew the up and coming stars and he could be counted on to provide the latest news on players or a team’s recent performance. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many rounds of golf with good friends and family.
Jim appreciated the outdoors. He liked walking in nature and spent many wonderful summers at his cottage on Red Rock Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Jim believed in the values of hard work, simplicity and practicality. He was steadfast and meticulous, thoughtful and caring. In times of need or celebration, in his quiet way, Jim was always there. Supporting others was second nature to Jim.
Above all, Jim was a loyal friend and neighbour, devoted brother, and adoring uncle. Jim was a constant presence in our lives; someone who never missed sending his nieces and nephews chocolates on their birthdays or sending gorgeous bouquets of Christmas flowers to those he loved. Jim will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered.
In lieu of a public gathering, in honour of Jim, please consider completing a quiet act of service for another.
Those so wishing may make a donation in memory of Jim to the Kinsman Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.