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James "Jim" Van Loo

Van Loo, James "Jim"

On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Jim passed away peacefully at the age of 96 years. He was born in Drumheller to Richard and Annie (née Bassaer) Van Loo. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn (née Dahl), in 1948. Children soon followed and the family moved to Lethbridge where Jim's business, Van's TV, thrived with the support of his many loyal customers. 

On Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Jim passed away peacefully at the age of 96 years. He was born in Drumheller to Richard and Annie (née Bassaer) Van Loo. Jim married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn (née Dahl), in 1948. Children soon followed and the family moved to Lethbridge where Jim's business, Van's TV, thrived with the support of his many loyal customers. 

Jim and Marilyn attended St Augustine's Anglican Church and the Christian Tabernacle. Dad enjoyed curling and playing golf at the Country Club. He often watched televised sports, and was a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. He had a great collection of jazz recordings from the 1950s and 60s that he liked listening to. 

Jim was predeceased by Marilyn in 2018 and his brother Robert in 2021. Left to remember him fondly are his children: Melaine (Nicholas Cooney) of Calgary, Darcy (Lilly) of Lethbridge, Randy of Invermere; his granddaughters Nicolette (Chris Cooke, Kaela, Moriah) of Lethbridge and Genevieve (Joel Goldberg, Oliver, Murphy) of Calgary; as well as his brother-in-law Dennis Dahl (Ruth) of White Rock; and sister-in-law Helen Van Loo of Edmonton. 

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 - 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 1:30pm with Reverend Steve Bateman officiating