It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing away of Jim Minger.
Jim was predeceased by his parents George and Joyce Minger and his brother Roy.
He is survived by his wife Kay of 53 Years and his children Shane, Holley, Pam (Sam) , and Cole (Kim).
His grandchildren Natalie (Sean), Colin, James, Kyle, Jordan and Madison.
Great grandchildren Heather, Benton, and Anna.
Jims heart belong to the community of Burns Lake. There was never a volunteer more devoted than he was. He never was one to sit back and let others do the work. Jim volunteered with Meals on Wheels, plowed driveways for the seniors, he went to The Pines , and checked in with the Residents, lending a hand with a meal, if he could. He served as a Trustee for the School board, President for the Curling Club, and a director with the Rotary Club. He was a man with a passion for his hometown and he tried his best to make a difference. He was an unsung hero that did odd jobs not expecting praise but doing it because it needed to be done. And Often doing it when no one was looking.
Jim spent a great portion of his life playing hockey and baseball, and when he wasn’t playing, he was coaching. He devoted many years with Burns Lake Minor Hockey coaching his two boys Shane and Cole! And when he wasn’t busy with hockey, he was watching Holley and Pam in skating competitons. He was most proud when sitting in the stands, watching the girls perform their skating solo’s at the local skating extravaganza. In his senior years, he was still seen standing in the rink, this time watching his grandchildren, playing hockey and figure skating.
His lifetime of dedication and self-sacrifice serve as a monument to the exemplary man that he was.
“Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, Unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear!”