In Memory of Brother Jim Hyslop

JAMES (JIM) KERR HYSLOP It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, Papa and friend Jim Hyslop on March 26, 2009, at the age of 63 at his residence in Libau, Manitoba.

Left to cherish and honour his memory are his wife Susan; sons, Jamey (Jen) and Jon (Leanne); daughter Jen (Paul); stepson Kyle; grandchildren, Brady, Emerson, Wyatt, Carson, Koston, Brandon, Sarah, Joshua, Hannah and newborn Emma. He is also mourned by previous wife Sharon (Russell); brothers, Tom (Marlene) and Dave (Diana); sisters, Linda (Gerd) and Barb, plus numerous nieces, nephews and good buddies.

Jim was born March 29, 1945 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Ebeneezer and Irene Hyslop.

Throughout his life he worked at various jobs before he found his true calling at CP Rail in 1966. He became a yard foreman and conductor on the mainline and the Selkirk assignment where he was highly respected for his hard work ethic and honesty. He retired in 1995.

In 1965 he began a 14 year hobby racing cars at Brooklyn Speedway and later at Winnipeg Speedway. His passion and skill earned him many top awards and fans. Every Sunday afternoon Jim enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, enthusiastically cheering on Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

A love for snowmobiling also filled his winters and he was one of the founding members of the Snowstompers Snowmobile Club in 1971 to 1972. The family spent many winter weekends in the Whiteshell and other Manitoba parks. For the last three winters Jim was fondly known as the Leader of the Libau Snowmobile Club which consisted of three snowmobiles!!!

Jim was an avid outdoors man in all seasons. His love for and knowledge of hunting and fishing led him to become a successful guide who revered nature. He instilled these values in family, friends and clients. He made many friends in Canada, the USA and as far away as Europe. He was also featured on TV shows such as Breakaway, The Complete Angler, Gapan's Fishing World and a show with Darryl Cronzy.

Jim was a well-respected man who lived life to the fullest, was deeply loved and will be forever missed by all who knew him.
bullet Cremation has taken place and memorial prayers will be held at Gilbart's Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline in Selkirk on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
bullet Everyone is invited to a celebration of Jim's life on Wednesday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m., also at Gilbart's.

Following is a poem to share til we meet again Jim:

A Bend in the Road There's a bend in the road; I see it fast approaching. There's a sign nearby... Single Lane Ahead. Goodbyes can be so wrenching; I feel your absence already. Fear of change... It stops me in my tracks. Such a gray day! The clouds are nearly spilling... My eyes are full to brimming; The tears won't be held back. Being together has been so precious. Do we have to say goodbye?! My Lord answers... It's time to grow. You must let it go. I'm comforted in knowing We won't be apart, For there's a place that's known as heaven. With roads as wide as skies.

Gilbart funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.