James Anthony Dola
Passed on October 13, 2018
May 20, 1955 – October 13, 2018 The family is devastated to announce the passing of our husband, father, gigi, brother, uncle, son, nephew, cousin and friend on October 13, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his loving family when he left us. Jim was born in Gimli, Manitoba on May 20, 1955. He was the fourth of six sons born to William and Ann Dola. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, Yvonne, daughters Janie (Derek), Rebecca and his grandchildren Kylie, Marisa and Brenden, his Brothers Wayne (Jackie), Gary (Linda), Richard, Perry (Janis), Kelvin, his Brother-in-laws Michael (Darlene), Larry (Mimi), Archie and Tim, his Father-In-Law Archie (Lynda) his 17 nephews and nieces and their families. Jim grew up in the Pleasant Home district and attended Plum Ridge school. He then attended Teulon Collegiate. Jim worked as an upholsterer in Winnipeg for a few years. He then worked for many years for Interlake Potato Farm. He also was employed at CP Rail. The job he loved though was working for his brothers at Dola Bros. After Jim married Yvonne, they lived in a trailer close to Winnipeg Beach. After six years, they moved to Teulon, where they lived for the past 34 years. Jim was a hardworking and patient man who loved to spend time with his family, especially his “Little Buba, Kylie”. He was a handy man and did all of his own house renovations. He loved to tinker on vehicles. Jim loved his Community and volunteered for many committees over the years. He was with the Teulon Rockwood Fire Department for 13 years. He set up the stage for the Veselka Dance Club for 10 years. He was on Town Council for 16 years. He played co-ed baseball for 35 years. He coached girls softball for years. He thought nothing of showing up with his tools to help a friend build or fix anything. In the last few years Jim took on a new sport of golf. He loved to play a round and then to sit around the campfire and visit with everyone. The family is asking you to help celebrate Jim’s life by wearing your favorite sport gear. He loved Slo-pitch, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Curling, Golfing, Tractor Pulling, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Winnipeg Jets. The Celebration of Jim’s Life will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Center at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Care Manitoba would be appreciated. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at St Boniface Hospital (especially in the Cancer Care department) for the compassionate care provided. Pallbearers are Wayne Dola, Garry Dola, Rick Dola, Perry Dola, Kelvin Dola and Mike Walsh. Honorary Pallbearers: Teulon Rockwood Fire Department Volunteers.
A giant teddy bear. That is how I always thought of Jim. And that smile. His smile could make anyone smile. Glenn commented on the time that he was picked up by the back of his shirt by Jim and “escorted” out of the hall, as I’m sure a few others were as well. Jim will be greatly missed by all as he was a valued member of our community. Yvonne, Janie and Becky, if you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to ask as we are all here to support you anytime you need. <3
Yvonne, Janie and Rebecca, this news is devastating. I am so sorry. I'm sure your world has been shook to its core. Jim was such a wonderful community member and friend to all. My hugs and prayers make their way to you today.
Karen Hutchinson Martin
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