Airth, James R.

AIRTH – With great sadness, the family of James Robert Airth announces his death at the Bow Valley Centre on November 11,1996. He is survived by his friend, companion and love of fifty-three years, his wife Dorothy. Also, two devoted sons, Robert (fiancée Carol) and Ian (Donna); and two grandsons, Howard and Clayton.

He is survived by one brother Alexander “Ike” (Helen) Sunstrum; two sisters, Adeline (Bob) Harstead and Phyllis (Delmar) Pound; four sisters-in-law, Elsie Airth, Marion Alberts, Natalie Alberts and Pauline Alberts; as well as numerous cousins in Scotland, nephews and nieces in Canada

He was predeceased by his father Robert, mother Christina and brother Andrew

Jimmie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated at an early age to Hutton, Alberta, later farming in the Duchess and Brooks area. After Jimmie and Dorothy Alberts were married, they moved to Crossfield to start farming there, and after a brief stay in Bowness selling Real Estate, settled on the farm at DeWinton in 1949. Jimmie spent the rest of his life on that farm. In later years of semi-retirement, Jimmie and Dorothy traveled throughout North America and back to Scotland several times. He was a life member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and B.P.O.E No 31 in Okotoks. He served two terms as president of the DeWinton Community Association and several years as leader of the Okotoks 4-H Beef Club. As well, he was a member of the DeWintonUnitedChurch . Over the years of farming, he was active in promoting Galloway Cattle, serving as the first president of the Alberta Galloway Association and many years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Galloway Association.

Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks on Friday, November 15, 1996 at 3:00 p.m.  Ms Marilyn Evans officiating, interment at the Brooks Cemetery on Monday, November 18,1996 at 1:00  p.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, 20 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks. Phone 939-3111.

Brooks Bulletin – November 20, 1996 Roll 57 Image 123

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