James Brau Tribute Fund
JAMES ALLAN BRAU (Big Jim), 52 of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away on May 23, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends.
Jim was born in Lethbridge, November 2, 1961. He resided in Shaughnessy and attended Picture Butte High School. After receiving his Journeymen Bricklayer’s Certificate in Calgary, he worked as a bricklayer for 9 years. Jim was then part of the D.A Electric team for 15 years. Jim’s pursuit of his family’s love of horses led to the rise of JC Performance Horses. He spent years fulfilling his vision of a beautiful working facility. His passion for the industry led to many lifelong friends and the development of a remarkable barn loved by all.
Jim was an active leader with the Coaldale 4-H Equestrian Club, a hockey draft enthusiast, a lover of the outdoors, hunting and fishing every season, and one of the handiest men around.
Jim married Cindy on October 8, 1983 and raised two daughters of whom he was very proud. Jim is survived by his loving wife Cindy, daughters Ashley and Richelle, and her fiancé Graham Barber, his parents Mary (Kurt) Ott and Gunther (Shirley) Brau, sisters Doriann (Darin) Warman and Cindy (Byron) Steffenson. Nieces and nephews of his extended family whom he loved dearly and many friends will sadly miss him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Jim’s family wishes to thank the wonderful nursing team, Dr.Oviatt and Dr.Wong, and all friends and family for their love and support.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH - 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 , with burial to follow at Royal View Memorial Cemetery, near Pavan Park.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.
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