SHEDDY Ja­maal Peter (Jim)

The Drumheller Mail - - CLAS­SI­FIEDS -

Oc­to­ber 27, 1977 Drumheller AB. – March 4, 2017 Van­cou­ver BC.

“The for­est of life is over­grown with un­cer­tainty. It is a place where placid pools, and sun- dap­pled glens rest be­side thorny bram­bles and shad­owed cav­erns where a web of high­ways stretch un­end­ingly be­yond sight to des­ti­na­tions un­known” (Jim Sheddy). To say that Jim Sheddy was un­for­get­table is an un­der­state­ment. To those who knew him he will al­ways hold a spot in their hearts that no other per­son can touch. He had a smile that was con­ta­gious and had an open heart to all who crossed his path. Jim would go out of his way to help a stranger, a fam­ily mem­ber or friend with­out ever think­ing twice. Friend­ship with Jim was a never-end­ing whirl­wind of ad­ven­ture. He could turn even the most mun­dane of tasks into ex­hil­a­rat­ing es­capes. Jim was a man of ac­tion, when he got an idea in his head he made it hap­pen, whether that was spon­ta­neous road trips, mov­ing across the world, pur­su­ing an act­ing ca­reer, start­ing a busi­ness or sim­ply all his quick trips to 7-11 for his three slurpee-a-day ad­dic­tion. Jim at­tended St. An­thony’s El­e­men­tary and Jr. high school in Drumheller. He took part in an ex­change to Belgium for half the school year and grad­u­ated from Drumheller Com­pos­ite High School in 1995. He car­ried on post-se­condary Ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of British Columbia. Jim’s trav­els took him to far­away places like Belgium, Paris, London, Chicago and Los An­ge­les, but they never took him away from him­self. He al­ways re­mained a truly kind, com­pas­sion­ate, and gen­er­ous per­son. He kept all his loved ones up­dated with his hand writ­ten let­ters and post cards shar­ing his sto­ries and the ex­cit­ing go­ings on wher­ever he was. Jim owned and op­er­ated Sheddy’s Beer and Wine on Fair­fax Av­enue in Hol­ly­wood Cal­i­for­nia for a num­ber of years where many of his friends and fam­ily went to visit him. He would wel­come them with a hug, a big smile and a free drink of choice. His Canada Day cel­e­bra­tions at the bar were the stuff of leg­end. He re­cently sold the bar and re­turned to Canada to be closer to his fam­ily. Jim is sur­vived by his mother Marjo Sheddy, and fa­ther Bill Sheddy. His sis­ters Lor­eina, Jenny, and Kelsey and his brother Patrick. Un­cle Jim will be greatly missed by his neph­ews Jadin and Oliver and nieces, Madyson, Toni and Emma. Mem­o­ries will be for­ever cher­ished by many other cousins, aunts and un­cles, and the host of friends around the world. Jim was pre-de­ceased by his grand­par­ents Ossie and Florence Sheddy of Drumheller, AB, and Betty and Gust DeJong of Calgary, AB. Jim was a man of courage, a man of ad­ven­ture and a man who was ex­tremely brave. He learned from many and car­ried those mo­ments of con­nec­tion through­out his jour­ney. Be grate­ful you knew him, and be kind to your­self al­ways. Each mo­ment spent with him cre­ated a path to all our mem­o­ries. He is look­ing down on all of us grin­ning that amaz­ing Jim Sheddy smile and he is okay. He is more than okay, he is shin­ing and con­tin­u­ing his story. Jim Sheddy fin­ished his path him­self with his own words………

“The White Knight strove to rid the world of evil by carving a path through the black­est thorns and suc­ceeded only in scar­ring his heart with their venom. Through the White’s Knight’s process of self- dis­cov­ery he con­quered the evil that had only truly ex­isted within. In con­fronting im­per­fec­tions, the soul was purged of evil and the in­her­ent righ­teous­ness of man al­lowed to bloom a thou­sand white roses in the bram­bles.” “In be­ing con­tent with the sim­plic­ity and mirac­u­lous beauty the White Knight at­tains a peace that he could not find in his trav­els” (Jim Sheddy) The fam­ily are very ap­pre­cia­tive of the kind words and thoughts ex­pressed per­son­ally as well as on so­cial me­dia. Memo­rial Ser­vices will be held in Drumheller at a later date. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily sug­gests do­na­tions to the Drumheller Pub­lic Li­brary or your fa­vorite char­ity in Jim’s name.

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