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James Marshall

September 29, 1918 — June 23, 2015

September 29, 1918- June 23, 2015

Prayer Service

Monday, June 29th

7:00 p.m.

Tompkins Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 30th

2:00 p.m.

Quill Lake Community Legion Hall

James Muir Marshall was born on September 29, 1918, to Robert and Margaret Marshall of the Scrip district, in his farmhouse. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, with family at his side at Humboldt Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

James served in Dundurn, Prince Albert, Regina, and Shilo, Manitoba, in 1940 and was called up for six weeks of Intensive Infantry Training. He was discharged in December 1945. James married Edith Johnson in 1946. James and Edith raised two children: a son, Robert; and a daughter, Barbara. Robert married Susan Gardiner, and they had four children: Kalan, Kyle, Chantelle, and Michelle. Barbara married Calvin Colby, and they had three children: Jason (Christy), Elise, Kamryn; Darren (Tara), Braeya; and Megan (Jeff) McKayla. James was always interested in what his grandchildren were doing. James attended Scrip School and was one of the first students in the new school. James loved his farm. He had cattle for many years and he never grew tired of hearing how the crops were doing. James farmed with his father and later with his brother Billy. His love of farming continued with his son Robert and later with his grandson Kyle. He drove his 4440 John Deere tractor and did his own field work up until one year ago. He retired from farming at 95 years of age. On November 27, 1993, James married his second wife, Emma Quitoras, and together they had their daughter, Margaret. His daughter was his pride and joy, and Emma brought light back into his life after Edith had passed away. He was always very proud of his daughter and her accomplishments. He loved Emma and her fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden, her cooking, canned goods and the baking she did. James always enjoyed good company and a visit, along with his Scottish background and all the traditions that went along with it. James was very involved in the Quill Lake Legion Branch #37 and received his 65th years of service pin on June 19, 2015, a service award, and the Queen Elizabeth Medal in recognition of his sacrifice during the Second World War. James was also a lifetime member of the Masons of Elfros Lodge. He was predeceased by his father and mother; wife Edith; daughter Barbara; sisters. Margaret, Janet and Mysie. He leaves to mourn Emma, his loving wife of 22 years; daughter Margaret; son Robert (Susan); son-in-law Calvin; grandchildren, Jason (Christy), Darren (Tara), and Megan (Jeff), Kalan, Kyle, Chantelle, and Michelle; four great-grandchildren: Elise, Kamryn, Braeya, and McKayla. He is survived by sisters, Roberta, Betsy and Jean; brother Billy (Annie); Emma's siblings and family; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jimmy's motto was "Keep your shoulder to the wheel!"

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