James R. “Jim” Aellen

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    We regret to advise of the death of James R. “Jim” Aellen in Red Deer, AB on 2 December 2007 at the age of 93 years

    Jim was born in Calgary, AB.  He began his working life as a telegram deliverer with the Canadian Pacific Railway at a young age and supporting his family after the untimely death of his father.  In 1936 he entered the painting/decorating trade.  Jim was a veteran of the Second World War -  first in Canada with the Royal Canadian Engineers and then overseas with the 7th Canadian Infantry Training Regiment.  After the war Jim and his family ranched west of Cochrane, AB before settling in Red Deer in 1952.  Jim resumed his career as a painter at Michener Centre in Red Deer (and its predecessors) for over 26 years, retiring in 1978. 

    Visitation will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel in Red Deer on 5 February between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.   A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Sunnybrook United Church, Red Deer on 6 February at 6:00 PM.   Donations may be made to the United Church Museum & Service Fund, care of Sunnybrook United Church.  {dcApr2017gd} [zsd, zpp, zsp]