James "Jim" WeisgerberSeptember 15, 1948 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 69)
James George Weisgerber (Jim), beloved husband of Caroline Winnona Weisgerber, passed away peacefully at the age of 69 on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, surrounded by his family. Jim was born to Betty Wingert and Jacob John (Jack) Weisgerber in Leroy, Saskatchewan. Jim was the oldest of 8 children. Jim moved to Calgary in the late 60’s to work at J.K. Campbell & Associates and attended SAIT to earn a diploma in Structural Engineering. After earning his diploma, he spent one year living in Hanna, AB, working as tax assessor and met his wife, Carol. Jim then returned to J.K. Campbell & Associates where he worked as an estimator. In 1985, Jim and his partners started their own business, Thermal Systems KWC Ltd. Jim married Caroline Bonertz on March 3, 1973, and together raised their two children in Calgary. Jim enjoyed spending his time at their home in Calgary, their cabin in Waterton, and their winter home in Mesa, AZ. He was a very active member of his community, spending his time volunteering with the Waterton Park Community Association, the Board of Directors for Country Hills Golf Club, the Addition Construction Committee for the Calgary Winter Club, and the Apprenticeship Board at SAIT. He belonged to the Alta Mesa Golf Club, the Waterton Lakes Golf Course and the Country Hills Golf Club. Jim was a wonderful, kind and generous man and a proud husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed his collection of classic cars, golfing, reading, hobby farming, and spending time with his family and friends. His wisdom and advice will be sorely missed. Jim is survived by his wife, Caroline; their two children Christine Ross (Josh), and Grant Weisgerber (Carly Fox); his five grandchildren: Samuel, Nathan, and Niklas Ross; and Clare and Nora Weisgerber. Jim is survived by his siblings; Joan Thoen (Wayne), Dave Weisgerber (Darlene Derow), Pat Weisgerber (Shirley McIntosh), Steve Weisgerber (Debbie), Debbie Steeves (Brad), Shelly Buchanan (Charles), and Sharon Thiessen (Ron); his sister-in-law Ingrid Swanton (Keith), his brothers-in-law, Chester Bonertz (Pat), and Gordon Bonertz; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Betty Weisgerber, and his parents-in-law, Cyril and Winnona Bonertz. Jim’s family would like to extend a special thankyou to the doctors, nurses and staff of Pod A of the ICU Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre.
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