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James Roger "Jim"

March 2, 1939 – November 8, 2018

James Kenworthy
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Obituary for James Roger "Jim" Kenworthy

1939 - 2018
The family of Mr. James (Jim) Kenworthy are saddened to announce his passing on Nov 8, 2018 at Innisfail Health Care Centre at the age of 79 years. Jim was born March 2, 1939 to Francis and Mary Kenworthy of Rockyford. He spent his early years growing up on the family farm. Jim got his education in Rockyford before attending SAIT to pursue his passion in mechanics. As a journeyman mechanic and welder, the next few years were spent working at various shops until 1968 when he purchased Hendry Motors. Jim operated J. Kenworthy Motors Ltd in Rockyford over the next 27 years, where he worked very hard to create a successful Chrysler and Esso dealership and he also volunteered as the Village Fire chief. He then moved and semi-retired to Innisfail where he started Country Lane Classics on his beloved acreage. Throughout Jim’s career he collected, repaired, restored, painted and loved too many cars to mention. Jim is survived by Gail, his wife of 58 years and their daughters Jaqueline (Robert) Koester, Carmen (Andy) Wiancko, and Kathleen (Mark) Richardson. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Ron (Jayne), Darcy (Megan), Julie (Grant), Jayden, Holly (Matt), Tanis, Alyssa and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Marian Petkau, and three brothers David (Kelly), Ron (Paddy) and Roy (Joanne) Kenworthy and sister in law, Margaret (Darrell) Hughes. Jim’s family would like to thank Dr. Edmund Barker and the wonderful nurses and staff at the Innisfail Hospital and homecare for their compassionate care during his valiant battle with COPD. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Innisfail Alliance Church on Friday, Novembe 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. If desired, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Innisfail Health Care Centre (Palliative Care Room). Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006.

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Service Information

Friday, November 16th, 2018 2:00pm
Innisfail Alliance Church
#25 , 4804 42 Avenue, Innisfail, AB
Innisfail, AB

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Innisfail Alliance Church
#25, 4804 - 42 Avenue
Innisfail, AB
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