PELEHOS, James Jay (1920-2011)


Vol 15, Issue 2, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

On January 1, 2011 James Jay Pelehos of Wetaskiwin, AB passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Hawaii, at the age of 90 years.

Jim is survived by his first wife, Joan Hekelaar, mother of their six children: Lee Edwards, twins, Joy Altman and June Stetar, James Pelehos Jr., twins, Debra Sheffield and Dawn Jefferd; grandchildren, Reya, Andreanna, Tana, Melissa, Rachael, Guy, Monica and Grace; two great-grandchildren, Kaden, Micha and Ava and Andrew on the way; niece, Donna Coates and nephew Dale Ackerman and their families.

Jim was predeceased by his second wife, Verna Pelehos, sister of Dr. Leavert Johnson and their families.  Jim had many friends in Wetaskiwin, surrounding communities, Edmonton and Saskatoon.  His immediate family would like to thank all his extended family and wonderful friends for their help, love and support throughout the years.

A Celebration of Jim’s life, (bring along a story to share on open mic) will be held at the Memorial Arts Centre, next to the legion, 5206-50 street, Wetaskiwin on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.  Reverend Ruth Lumax officiating.

Cremation has taken place and Jim will be buried alongside his dad, Tony Pelehos in Saskatoon.

Memorial tributes gratefully accepted to the Wetaskiwin First United Church greatest needs fund, or Royal Canadian Legion Br. #86 or to the Wetaskiwin Iceman Hockey Club.

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