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James Vialoux



April 13, 1947 – August 9, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Jim on August 9, 2021, in the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 74.


He will be deeply missed by his wife Susan; children, Michelle (Chris), Jesse (Lorraine), Jason (Karly), Holly, and Richard; and stepdaughters, Laura (Darcy) and Melanie (Trevor).  He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren and great granddaughter.  He is survived by his brothers, Monty (Jean), Ron, and Doug (Pat); and numerous nieces, nephews and dear cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, Talbot and Gladys; brother Bill; sister-in-law Heather; and nephew Dean.  His presence will be missed by family, friends, neighbors, and all who knew him. 


“Jimmy” was born in Bissett, Manitoba on April 13, 1947.  His early life was spent fishing and hunting around Bissett and gained employment with the mines in Bissett and Merritt, B.C.  Later he became a diesel mechanic with Reimer Express, CP Express, Interlink, and Yanke Transport where he retired from on January 2, 2009.  His work was highly respected and he was very dedicated to his job.


Jim’s passion for music and collecting records from an early age lead him to share his hobby with others by starting to DJ at house parties and the eventual creation of Jesse James Music.  He travelled throughout the province and shared his talent of being the Master of Ceremonies for countless events.


Everyone he touched over the years will fondly remember him for his wonderful laughter and generous heart.


Words cannot express how grateful the family is to the doctors and staff at HSC, Selkirk and Beausejour Hospitals along with numerous homecare providers for their compassionate care and kindness that helped Jim during his final years.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the 215 Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Maxwell King Dr., East St. Paul, with the Rev. Robert Falk officiating. Jim’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.



In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice


To all Jim’s friends and family: don’t remember me with tears, only smiles.


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530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

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