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James Ebbels



Jim suffered sudden cardiac arrest in hospital on September 3, 2017. Born an identical twin in Regina, SK., he attended Sheldon-Williams Collegiate in Regina, obtained a BA, University of Alberta and a Masters in Environmental Design, University of Calgary. He was an accomplished sportsman: a nationally ranked junior tennis player; a basketball star through high school; a proud member of the U of A Golden Bears Basketball Team; an avid skier and an ever-hopeful golfer. An initial interest in art grew into a fascination with architecture. To Jim, architecture was a remarkable entre to a remarkable world and his career took him around the globe. He recalled with particular pride collaborating across 35 countries to deliver the World Headquarters for the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi Kenya, and the impact that was felt when delivering the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He said his experiences were richer and more expansive than he dreamed they ever could be. Jim was a fabulous storyteller and a "really good guy". Anyone who ever met him enjoyed his company and presence. He is mourned by his wife Bonnie, daughter Alecia, Alecia’s mother Elisabeth, his mother Ruth, two brothers; Hal (Donna) of Calgary and Bill (Sheila) of Cape May, NJ; two sisters; Virginia (Tim Cosbey) of Gabriola Island, BC; and Andrea (Callum Hill) of New Westminster, BC. Nieces Tannis (Steve Gaffney), Kelly, and Lendon. Nephews Rob, Calen, Will and Super Dave. Jim was predeceased by his father, William Dennis in 2006 and his beloved twin Jack in 2010.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, September 12 at Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Dr. SW, Calgary, AB, followed immediately by a reception at the Calgary Golf & Country Club.

If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to: iHuman Youth Society (iHuman.org | 9635 102A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0G3) or Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (decidedlyjazz.com |111 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Z9)

In Loving Memory of
James Ebbels
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Funeral Service:
Memorial Service
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
2:00 PM
Park Memorial
5008 Elbow Dr. SW, Calgary, AB
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