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James (Jim) Lloyd Wilson

Born ~ November 21, 1951
Date of Passing ~ February 12, 2024

James (Jim) Lloyd Wilson, husband of Sherry Wilson and loving father to Wyatt Wilson, passed away at the Virden Health Center, Virden, Manitoba on Monday, February 12, 2024, in his 73rd year.

Funeral services will be at a later date in spring.

Jim was born in Virden, Manitoba on November 21, 1951 to Neil and Margaret Wilson. Jim was raised on the farm at Lenore, MB, along with his older sister, Elizabeth. Jim continued to live on this same farm for 72 years until his death.

Jim attended school at Errol School, Lenore School and then traveled to Virden to graduate from Grade 12 in 1971. When Jim was in high school, the Wilson family was saddened with the passing of Jim and Elizabeth's mother, Margaret.

Jim and Jim's dad, Neil, continued to farm together, with grain land, pasture and Shorthorn cattle

at the time. Jim interested himself in volunteering on both the Manitoba and Canadian Shorthorn Associations. Jim knew that neither his dad nor himself wanted to have every meal out of a tin can, so Jim decided to become the cook of the house. Jim became a very good cook, with making recipes to become his own with changing just a few ingredients. Meatloaf, short ribs, sausages, stew, along with Radio pudding, rice pudding or tapioca pudding were just a few meal items that Jim specialized in.

The Shorthorn cattle breed was good for them and Jim continued with showing the cattle locally

as well as at Agribition in Regina and at times going to The Royal in Toronto. Many good memories were made going to, at and coming home from each of these shows.

In 1976, Jim and Neil imported their first full blood Maine-Anjou heifer, “Jillenette” from France

with Ron Sangster doing the picking of the herd for that heifer. The Maine-Anjou cattle did well

for them and continued showing locally, and at Agribition and Royal shows. Even more great memories were made at each and every one of those shows. Jim continued to become a volunteer for both the Manitoba and Canadian Maine-Anjou Association boards.

In 1977 , Neil married Vi Elliott and moved into Lenore. On July 7,1979, Jim married Rilla Hunter but in 1984, both decided to part ways.

A devastating accident happened to Jim in 1984 when Jim had his left arm at the wrist amputated. With great surgeons and many surgeries, Jim had his left arm reattached. This arm certainly did not work as well as his right, but Jim was left handed and had a struggle with changing to do everything right handed.

In October 1988, Jim met and started to date Sherry Smith originally from Crandall, MB. On

February 14, 1997, Jim and Sherry were married in Brandon, MB. The best thing in Jim's life

came along on June 24, 1997. Wyatt Neil was born. Jim was so proud of his 10 pound 3⁄4 oz big boy.

Jim struggled with diabetes and ended up in hospital many times to get “straightened out” until

December 2021, when the lower portion of his left leg needed to be amputated. Everything continued to be a struggle for Jim, but he was able to continue to work.

On January 17, 2024, the diagnosis of a brain tumor was devastating news to Jim and to his family. Jim decided that he did not want any surgery or any kind of treatment. Jim was in Virden Hospital until his death on Monday, February 12, 2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Jim's honour on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at 2pm at the Kenton Community Centre in Kenton, MB. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made in memory of Jim to the Diabetes Association, the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation (Brain Tumor), or a charity of one's choice.

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Condolences to Sherri and Wyatt on the passing of Jim. Always enjoyed our chats at the dump on Tuesdays talking about the comings and goings of RM and of the connections with moms side of the family stories.


Sad to see Jim's passing. Met Jim in High School and he was always a cheerful person. Happy that I came home for all our class reunions and had pleasant discussions with him each time. Last saw him at the 40th reunion and he was his usual joyful self. Reminds me to enjoy my life to the fullest. My condolences to the family. Remember the good times I will.

Donald Blakely formerly lived in Dartmouth NS but now reside in Calgary AB


Uncle Jim entertained us with stories, impersonations, and engaging conversation. We feel fortunate to have seen him over Christmas. Are thoughts are with you Aunt Sherry and Wyatt. Kent, Yvonne, Emmett and Asher.


Our condolences to Sherry and Wyatt...Rest easy Jim ! Rea and Linda Kinnaird


As our brother-in-law, Jim was one of a kind. He entertained us with many tales over the years and his Charlie Farqueson impersonations left us rolling with laughter. Mostly what will stick with us was Jim’s comment “It’s been great knowing you”. We feel the same. Rest Easy Jim. Allan and Marlene Smith, Hamiota, MB.

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