The family of James (Jim) Samuel Hadley sadly announce his passing at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. After struggling with Alzheimer’s for eight years, Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Jim is survived by Gail, his loving wife of 56 years; his children Gene Evans of Lethbridge, Randy Hadley (Jackie) of Hamilton, Ont. and Deb Hadley of Lethbridge. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Aaron and Cameron Evans of Lethbridge, Amanda Everett (Steve) and Nick Hadley of Calgary, and Lauren and Jessica Wallace of Hamilton; great granddaughter Ciel; sister Lillian (Ernie) of Slave Lake; and brother Dennis (Fran) of Duncan, B.C.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Gene Elfreda and Samuel Harold Hadley.
Jim was born in Onoway, Alta. on June 24, 1936. He started with the CIBC when he was 18 years old. With postings in Beaverlodge, Berwyn, Manning, Calgary and Red Deer, Jim eventually worked his way up to manager first at Claresholm, and then moving onto Camrose and Wetaskiwin.
When Jim accepted a transfer to Fort Macleod in 1986 he said it was like coming home. He was always very proud to have been the first manager in the new CIBC branch in Fort Macleod. Jim was particularly fond of working on the rural side of banking. With almost 40 years of service in the bank, he retired in 1994.
During retirement, Jim and Gail curled and golfed. Jim loved the Fort Macleod golf course and spent many hours golfing or helping the grounds crew where he could. Their kids knew not to bother phoning until after dark because the folks were on the golf course.
Jim’s final years were spent with lots of family visits and a little furry friend named Ceba that gave him an extra year at home. Jim’s family will miss him dearly.
At Jim’s request there will be a private family service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Residents’ Activity Fund c/o Fort Macleod Extendicare, P.O. Box 189, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0 or the Fort Macleod Handibus Society, P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0.