James Edward Jarvis

March 24, 1964 - October 16, 2023
October 26, 2023 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Edmonton has lost a Soldier of Peace.

James Edward Jarvis, 59, of Edmonton AB, passed away October 16th, 2023.

James is predeceased by his father Jack William Jarvis, mother Pamela Mary Jarvis and brother Charles William Jarvis.

He forged a legacy of helping shape the Arts, Music and Food industry in Edmonton, leaving his mark on all those whom he crossed paths.

James spent countless hours volunteering around the City of Edmonton in vastly diverse ways, uplifting communities and impacting individuals with his enormous gift of Love.

He spared no effort to ensure he poured his heart and soul into uplifting all those around him.

James is survived by his 3 sons Grayson (wife Sonya and grandson Saquan), Nigel, Zachary (partner Janessa, grandson Kuma), Squirrel the Cat, his sister Georgie (son Dylan) and sister-in-law Caylee (son Gabriel).

James was larger than life and will be forever remembered by all.

There will be a visitation on Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 116 Street, for those who wish to pay their respects.

Following the visitation, please join the family to celebrate James' life, at the CKUA Radio Network, 9804 Jasper Ave, Edmonton.

Memorial Donations may be made to any charity of one's choice.

  1. Alberta Music would like to send our deepest sincere condolences to James’ Family and Friends. He was a true pillar of the music community.

  2. I send my deepest and sincere sympathy to Georgie and all of James’s family. I did not meet him and sad that i have missed such a great opportunity.

  3. Dear James,
    Saying goodbye to you feels so surreal. You were such a near and dear friend to me and so many. There are not enough words to describe what an amazing man you were. Your legacy and enormous presence on this earth will remain in the hearts of all those you touched. I’m so grateful to have called you my friend. Peace and Love JimmyJJ ❤️

  4. My deepest Condolences.

    I knew him as the tall Santa within the Krampus cominity

  5. You will be missed this Yuletide Tall Santa. We had a blast volunteering with you at the Christmas Markets.

  6. Deep condolences to James’ close friends and family. His contributions to the community will be missed. May he rest gently, in the warmth he shared selflessly with so many. And heartfelt congratulations to you, James, on the legacy you leave, and your opportunity to reunite with the love you lost in life.

  7. So sad to hear of James passing. Such a loss to our arts community. Such a gentle soul. Condolences to family and friends. Gord and Deb Steinke

  8. James I’m Sorry to Hear for your Loss & I’m Remember you from Taste of Edmonton & you Seen Me at Taste of Edmonton from Between July 21-31, 2022 from Last year that was 2 years ago & you Seen Me at Edmonton Kaleido Festival from September 11-12, 2021 & I Seen you at Edmonton Mountain Bike Festival (EMB Fest) from September 9-11, 2022 from Last year & When I Done my Volunteer Shift at Edmonton Mountain Bike (EMB Fest) from Between September 9-11, 2022 & you Gave Me Beer Ticket After my Volunteer Shift Done at Edmonton Mountain Bike Festival (EMB Fest) from Between September 9-11, 2022

  9. We were childhood friends and lost contact many years ago. It was just recently that we reconnected. He was so proud of his sons and his sister and spoke of them in the highest regard. When we were just little gaffers terrorizing Hillington Court in Edmonton Georgie and Nigel always wanted to tag along for the fun.

    He went on to create a wonderful legacy and touched so many people in such positive ways in his short life. He was taken much too soon. My god be with the family and his memory live forever in their hearts.

  10. I was one of the many people who I guess could have been described as a ‘client’, but those relationships never felt that way with James. A huge spirit and tremendously kind man. I miss him already.

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