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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

OBITUARY OF MY FATHER

PEDERSEN, James William was born on June 11, 1937 and passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents Peder and Anne Pedersen of Milestone, SK: as well as sisters Marjorie-Anne and Arloine. Jim is survived by his wife Judi; sons Lee (Tracy), Reid (Laureen) and Rod (Cindy); and grandchildren Sydney, Jordyn, Brett, Alyssa, Caeley and Alyia.

Jim was raised on Cropwell Angus Farm at Milestone, SK and that is where he developed his love for the farm, which included being a lifelong 4-H member, and raising Purebred Angus cattle. Although he enjoyed livestock, his true love was being in the field. In the winter Jim could be found at a hockey rink, starting with his own goaltending career, then following his three sons' games, and eventually a lengthy scouting career which included 26 years with the NHL's Dallas Stars. At the time of his retirement Jim was the Stars' longest-serving employee, winning a Stanley Cup in 1999.

Jim also took great pride in his years of substance abuse speaking and counselling with youth. In his later years, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Memorial Service for Jim will be held at Milestone Memorial Centre, Milestone, SK on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim's name may be made to Milestone Minor Hockey, Box 74, Milestone, SK, S0G 3L0.

5 comments:

Enigma said...

Condolences to you and your family. I didn't know the gentleman but had heard much of him over the years. He was very well thought of.

Morgan said...

Sorry for your loss Rod... it's never easy losing a parent or someone you love. Your dad seemed like a great person. I didn't know him but I do know that he did a great job raising you. The Riders and the CFL wouldn't be the same without you. Take care Rod.

Rally Driver said...

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

@mrt_man said...

SAD TO HEAR. SOUNDSS LIKE A WELL RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE HOCKEY COMMUNITY AND A GREAT MAN. THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU RODDY.

Unknown said...

My condolences to you and your family Rod.

Blair Watson