James Dornbusch

January 12, 1977 - June 9, 2024
July 6, 2024 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

James O. Dornbusch

AKA – Pacoman – AKA Reddline

Aged 47 of Edmonton, AB

Tragically passed away on

June 9, 2024


James is survived by his 3 beautiful children Levi, Maverick, and Shyra; by his mother Karon; big sis Pam aka Nessa; brother and best friend Wayne aka Ziggy; nieces Samantha aka Bean, Robin, and Serenity (godchild); nephew Devon aka Bon Bon; as well as his great-nieces Ecko and Kennedy and great-nephew Jaxson.

James is predeceased by his dad Robin Gunville, his wonderful rottie Sheba, his favorite uncle Dave Dornbusch, his Grampa Jack, and his paternal grandparents, as well.

James was a jokester, a mentor and a protector. He was a builder of homes, a creator of beautiful yards and an amazing equipment operator. He was a jack of all trades and a master of several.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 12 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 116 street NW.

All who knew him are welcome to attend, including his street family because that’s what he would have wanted.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the 1Voice on FB or the Cross Cancer Institute.

Fly high Pacoman, you’re finally Free.


“A limb has fallen from our family tree

That says grieve not for me.


Remember the best times,

The laughter, the song

And the good life I lived

While I was strong.”

  1. James was the father of all 3 of my beautiful children we were together for 14 yrs back in the day we went through it all I met him when I was 16 yrs old I fell in love with him almost instantly we were best friends his family became my family and my family became his family although we didn’t make it past 14 yrs I always held a special place in my heart for him and I will continue to watch over our kids and be there for them until I to fly high and meet everyone thts up there waiting for me. I know he’s watching over us now I already have seen the signs and even had a a dream or 2 already with you in it. May you rest now James ❤️

  2. Jimbo will always be a part of me and who I am. We laughed, cried, fought together even now in death forever my brother. Love you bro… If any of his kids need my help or a alibi, you can always call on me ill have your back no matter what….

  3. James was a good friend from my younger years in life we had a lot of laughs and good times together. Later on in life our visits were far and few in between when I wasn’t asking about him to make sure he was ok I loved him and he was a solid friend you will truly be missed my friend ❤️

  4. Rest in peace now James I will continue to watch over our 3 children I know your watching over us now. Say hi to my mom and my memare and rest of my fam for me. Until we meet again James ❤️

  5. Dear Karon, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your son. I cannot imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. I remember him and Nessa coming into the hair salon at Singletons in St. Albert he couldn’t have been more than 4 years old. So long ago, I miss you and I hope you are doing well under the circumstances. May he rest in peace.

    • We offer our sincerest condolences during this challenging period. Remember, laughter is a universal language that can bridge the gap between sorrow and healing.

      On behalf of Cade and Bree
      (James’ younger children)

  6. We offer our sincerest condolences during this challenging period. Remember, laughter is a universal language that can bridge the gap between sorrow and healing.
    On behalf of Cade and Bree
    (James’ younger children)

  7. My dad was the strongest person I knew. He fought long and he is at rest now. Dad, I used to look for you in every place I went, and now I see you everywhere I look. I know you’re there in the pairs of robins who play on my porch. You’re the hop in my step when I listen to a damn good song. You’re the heart that’s beating in my chest, keeping me strong.
    I’ll miss you every day dad, that much is true, but I know you’re no longer in pain. I hope that maybe I’ll get to see you again one day.

  8. I never got to meet James, but in a way I got to meet him through Maverick– Through so many stories that reveal little habits and mannerisms Maverick has that are little parts of his dad he takes with him everywhere he goes, and I can see James take shape in Maverick’s features as we grow up together. The love James held for his kids could be felt cities and years apart by people who never even got the privilege of a conversation with him, and his life and legacy carries a powerful impact even on spirits that never got to interact with his. I think of you every time I see a Robin in the grass or singing in the trees. Rest well, James.

  9. I didn’t know James for too long but I’m glad to have been apart of giving him a warm, kind, and loving home for when I did see him. May you rest as peacefully as you did then as you will now James.

  10. I never met James, but the loss has impacted my dear friends greatly. James, know you were and always will be loved, and rest easy knowing that. You have touched more lives than you could have ever imagined. Thank you for giving me my friends, fly high <3

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