James (Curly) Freeman Coultes

November 14, 2019 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Passed away November 10, 2019 at the age of 80.

Jim was the loving husband of Sheryl and
loving father of Renee and Douglas.
Proud grandfather "Pa" of Shawn
and Sarah.  Jim was the eldest of
6 children: Ken (deceased) husband of Linda
Watkins, Doug Coultes, Ruth (Neil) Olson (deceased), Doris Coultes and Grant Coultes (deceased).  He
was predeceased by his parents Norman and
Mary Coultes.  He will be fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.

Jim was born and grew up in Wingham, Ontario.  He had many good memories of growing up on the family farm.

He attended Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario 1959 to 1961. Jim was very active in college life being a member of several clubs and sports teams, which included being on the Associate Judging Team, Animal Husbandry Club, Agronomy Club, Hockey, Football, Soccer and Softball teams.

Jim worked with his Dad on the family farm until 1967 when he left to work with Ontario Corrections as a Farm Manager and prison guard. He moved to Alberta in 1972 and worked at the Grand Prairie Dairy for a short time before starting with Shaw Pipe Ltd in Calgary in 1973.  Jim eventually transferred to Edmonton where he became supervisor.  He worked for Shaw Pipe Ltd for 27 years until he retired in 2000. His work at Shaw Pipe Ltd gave him the opportunity to travel to Australia, Surrey, BC and the United States.  In retirement he had his “dream job” at Countryside Golf Course.

Jim participated in several sports and also coached young people in hockey and softball. From a young age, Jim was particularly interested in softball and became a pitcher.  He pitched softball until he was 50 years old being part of teams that won several championships.

Jim loved family, softball and golf.
Jim was a man of faith and strong convictions with honesty, steadfastness, integrity, consideration for others, and kindness being at the centre of who he was.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at
Christ's Church of the Meadows,
3604 76 Ave NW, Edmonton
Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be made to
Christ's Church of the Meadows in Edmonton,
or a charity of your choice.

  1. Our condolence to you Sheryl and family and also to Doris and Doug of Jims [Curly] passing.
    We chummed around in our younger days, also played hockey together with Jamestown and Belgrave. He was a great guy to know.
    Ross and Bunny Peacock

    • I worked with Jim at Shawcor and have great memories of working with him in Surrey and Edmonton. My condolences on your loss.

  2. My sincere condolences to all Jim’s family at this sad time…
    ..Helen Currie

  3. Sheryl – I am so sorry to hear this news of Jim’s passing and I want to pass on my sincerest condolences to you and your family . Jim was such a kind man and I always enjoyed his sense of humour. I know your heart is breaking and I am sending you big hugs . This will be a very hard time for you but to quote Walt Whitman “ keep you face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you”. You are.in my thoughts and prayers Sheryl

  4. Cousin Sheryl, Renee, Doug and families. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I am glad that he is now at peace. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. God bless!

  5. Dear Sheryl, Renee, Doug, Shawn, Sarah and family,

    There is a missing in our world.

    Jim will be forever remembered as a fun loving man who had a strict moral compass. The devotation he had for you Sheryl showed everytime he looked at you. His role as Father and “Pa” was given freely putting the loves of his life first.

    He made a difference in our world by the man he strived to be.

    Art and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Hello Sheryl and family. I was sorry to hear about this loss and I know the world loss a good man who cared deeply about you and his family. I hope in time you will find peace and comfort with his memories. All my best

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss Sheryl.
    Thinking of you at this time.
    May you find the peace and strength you need.

  8. Dear Sheryl I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad and difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time and the days to come. With love and hugs Jan Douziech

  9. I first met Jim when we both worked for Shaw Pipe in Calgary and played fastball together and won a few championships. Jim was rated as one of the top 10 pitchers in Alberta.I also worked with Jim in Edmonton at Shaw and at the golf course. Jim was well respected and well be missed.He was a friend and I was glad to know him.

  10. Sheryl, you are in my thoughts and prayers. No words can make this easier but know that you have our love and support during this trying time.

  11. Sheryl;
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My best memory of Jim is when he brought you your purse to work one day. He came sashaying into the clinic, purse swinging on his arm, jaunty expression on his face. The look you two shared (amid giggles) tugged the heartstrings. Jim was well loved.
    My deepest condolences to you, Renee, Doug and the rest of the family.

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