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James Albert Heggie

April 16, 2022

Obituary

James ‘Jim’ Albert Heggie, 83, of Raymond, Alberta, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022.

Jim was the son of Albert and Marguerite Court Heggie of Raymond.  During high school Jim excelled at playing basketball for the Raymond Comets and later played for the Raymond Union Jacks.  In 1959 he married his sweetheart, LaBeana Bossert, a Magrath Zeniths cheerleader.  Jim and LaBeana were married for 63 years.

After a brief career working for Ellison Mills in Lethbridge, Jim and LaBeana moved their young family to Idaho and then Cedar City, Utah where Jim completed his university studies.  In 1971 Jim graduated top of his class at Southern Utah University.  The University awarded Jim the Pestalozzi Medallion in recognition of his academic achievements and both he and LaBeana were asked to speak at graduation.

Following graduation, Jim taught elementary school in Cedar City, Utah and ran a landscaping business.  A few years later he returned to Raymond where he excelled as a Grade 4 teacher in the Raymond schools.  Students fortunate enough to be in his class will remember his hunting stories and may still wonder if they were true or not.  They will remember him reading books such as ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’ and ‘Summer of the Monkeys’ along with square dancing lessons and numerous art projects.  Prior to his retirement, Jim spent several years teaching at the O.K. Hutterite Colony south of Raymond.  He loved his students and the people of the O.K. Colony.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Carole Passey (Glen) of Magrath, and his oldest son James Cameron Heggie.  He is survived by his wife, his son Thomas (Jean) of Lethbridge, his daughter Lori of Raymond, his son Travis of Bowling Green, Ohio, his son Blaine (Wen-Zhen Chang) of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and his brother Don (Roslyn) of Raymond.  Jim and LaBeana have 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 23, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, (260 E 200 N, Raymond AB). The link for the livestream will be available at the bottom of this obituary.

Friends are invited to meet the family on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church or on Saturday from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service at the church.

Click here prior to the Service to view the Livestream

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Services

Meet the Family
Friday
April 22, 2022

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Salmon and Sons Funeral Home
433 Stubb Ross Rd
Lethbridge, AB T1K 7N3

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Raymond AB)

Meet the Family
Saturday
April 30, 2022

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Salmon and Sons Funeral Home
433 Stubb Ross Rd
Lethbridge, AB T1K 7N3

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