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Ducharme, Kim Davis

It is with grieving hearts that we announce the passing of Kim Davis Ducharme, husband of Irene Ducharme and father of Danielle Ducharme, Camille (Kolby) Barnstable and Brett Ducharme. Kim died suddenly, at the age of 49 years, while working in Calgary.
Kim is survived by his incredible family, whom he loved deeply. Mother, Luella Ducharme; siblings Ronda (Brian) Reach and family, Todd (Deneen) Ducharme and family, Jason (Tammy) Ducharme and family, Darcee (Sai) Wong and family, and Jennifer (Pak) Chang and family; son-in-law to Art (Tina) Wamsteeker; brother-in-law to Jackie (Dean) Piller and family, AJ (Debbie) Wamsteeker and family, Brian (Carla) Wamsteeker and family and Jody Wamsteeker; “Uncle Kim” to 23 nieces and nephews.
Kim was predeceased by his father, Frank Ducharme, on Oct. 5, 2010; grandparents Joe and Holly Ducharme of Creston, B.C.; and his nephews, Lane and Taylor Ducharme, sons of Todd (Deneen).
Kim was born in Fort Macleod where he grew up, except for the short time that his family moved and lived in Creston, B.C.
Kim married the love of his life (and high school sweetheart), Irene, on Dec. 30, 1983. His best friend, and soul mate, he loved Irene passionately. They built a home together and lived in Fort Macleod. He led an exemplary marriage in love and faithfulness, which his children were able to learn from and hope to replicate in their lives.
Kim was always young at heart, and would laugh until he cried. He had a contagious sense of play, and spent endless hours playing games, building toys, playing catch, sharing jokes, and taking his family on road trips. Kim loved to go camping, and some of his family’s favourite memories will always be time spent around the campfire, boating and water sports. He loved snowmobiling and skiing in the winter months.
Kim was a member of the Granum Christian Reformed Church, and led services once a month at the Fort Macleod Extendicare and Pioneer Lodge. The seniors just loved him and would call him Pastor Kim, although his educational background was construction, attaining his journeyman carpentry certificate on May 20, 1987. Kim owned and operated Smart Building Solutions, which he ran with Irene and Brett. Kim was always a perfectionist, and took great pride in his workmanship and final building projects. He worked hard, and supported his family in a strong leadership position with grace, kindness, and gentleness. He was very proud of his children, and loved to tell stories about their lives.
A funeral service was held, thankful for the life of Kim, at 2 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Christian Reformed Church, located five miles (eight kilometres) east of the Town of Granum on Secondary highway 519, with Pastor Brian Kuyper, officiating.
If friends and family choose, memorial donations can be made in Kim’s name to either Focus on the Family via or by mail to: 19946 80A Ave. Langley, B.C., V2Y 0J8, or to the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee at or by mailing to: CRWRC-Canada, 3475 Mainway, Burlington, Ont., L7R 3Y8.
“Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favour with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:3-6)

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