Jim (James) Michael Frantik
June 14, 1953 - January 8, 2021
Jim (James) Michael Frantik passed away on the 8th of January 2021 in Edmonton at the age of 67 years. He was surrounded with love by his wife Lorraine and three daughters, Christina, Sheena, and Tannis.
Jim was known for his friendly nature; he had the ability to connect, get along, and talk with anyone at any time. He will be forever remembered for his humour and never being at a loss for words. Jim was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He never hesitated to lend anyone a helping hand.
Jim spent much of his life outdoors either through his work or through his hobbies such as gardening and birdwatching. He had a strong connection and love of animals, plants, and trees. His knowledge in these areas was second to none and was never short of a story about his experiences or advice for others. He was also devoted to his faith and his church community.
Jim was incredibly proud of his time spent with the volunteer fire department in High Prairie, Alberta as well as his work with Search and Rescue. He dedicated over 20 years to wildlands firefighting. He was known as a leader who always remained calm and helped others to feel safe and protected. He received awards and recognition from the province for his devotion and commitment to saving and protecting communities and Albertans.
Throughout all his achievements in life he was mostly proud of his family. He was a proud father and even prouder grandfather.
Jim will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine; daughters Christina (Jim), Sheena (Ben), and Tannis (David); grandchildren Logan, Owen, Dexter, Frankie, and Eloise. Nat (Theresa); siblings Bob, Maria, and Michelle; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters in law, and friends.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Jim and Elaine; and brothers Charlie and Ed.
A private funeral service took place with interment following in the Leoville Cemetery, Saskatchewan. To view the funeral service, please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/n_z3UWrnXC0
Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to the Search and Rescue Alberta. Online donations can be completed at http://saralberta.ca
Reflections Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. in care of arrangements. Condolences may be provided to the family at www.reflectionsfuneral.com or www.beaulacfuneralhome.com
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