Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden with reception to follow.  Ash interment will take place prior to the service at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Cancer Care.
 

James Leonard Giesbrecht

1945 - 2022

James Leonard Giesbrecht was born on March 25, 1945 in the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents, Katharina and Henry Giesbrecht. He was brought home to a small acreage in Fort Garry and welcomed by his two older sisters, Jeanne and Florence. He was three years old when the family moved to the country near Horndean and six years old when they settled in Morden. He went to school for 12 years in Morden and was involved in a variety of sports there making many lasting friends. After a year of basic accounting taken at Success College, Jim met and married Patricia (Pat) Marie Jarowslawski on August 3, 1969. Their oldest child, Kelly James, was born on October 9, 1973 and their second child, Jennifer Lynn-Marie was born on January 29, 1976. They moved from Winnipeg to Tisdale, Prince Albert and La Ronge before they moved back to Morden in 1985. During his early married life, Jim took correspondence courses in accounting until he graduated as a CMA in 1976. He opened his own office, Giesbrecht Financial Services in 1987. Here he served his clients faithfully for 33 years. His son, Kelly took over the firm in 2009 and Jim worked for him until his retirement in 2020.

Jim was predeceased by both his parents, his beloved wife, Pat, his dear sister, Jeanne, his step sister-in-law, Sandi and his brother-in-law, Ron. He leaves to mourn his passing son, Kelly (Krista), daughter, Jennifer (Neil) and grandson, Bradley. Also missing him already are sisters, Deb (Ken), Florence, stepsister, Maria (Jack), stepbrother, Randy (Brenda) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service was held on Friday September 2, 2022 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden with interment prior at Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Cancer Care.

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