James (Jim) Wallace
Jul 9, 2018
We are sad to announce that after a courageous two year battle with cancer, James ‘Jim’ Wallace has passed away surrounded by his family at Leduc Community Hospital on July 4th, 2018 at the age of 77.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Diane (nee Fox); daughter Cheryl (Murray) Lechelt and her family: grandchildren Matthew (Malayne), David, and Calvin (Jill); daughter Darlene (Kurt) Knopp, and her family: granddaughter Alana (Adam) Gaumont and great-grandchildren Ben, Max, and Claire; granddaughter Stacey (Ryan) Ewasko; grandson Taylor (Jordyn) Knopp; grandson Austen Knopp and great-granddaughter Ellie; son Robert (Renee) Wallace and his family: granddaughter Kirsten (Kyle) Wallace and great-grandson Logan; grandsons Dylan Wallace and Jackson Wallace, and Renee’s daughters Katarina and Tatianna Dreisbach; son Michael Wallace and his family: grandsons Cooper and Jett. Jim is also survived by his sister Joan (Matt) Balzer, brother Keith Wallace (Henry Krywko), aunt Bessie Falt, uncle Alan (Marilyn) Gill, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jim worked in the television industry for more than 50 years working in Regina, SK; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, BC; and Edmonton, AB. He was very passionate about his work and the people around him, making many friendships that would last a lifetime.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday July 12th 2018 at the New Sarepta Agri-Plex (5088 1 Ave S, New Sarepta, AB) from 1:00PM – 4:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name may be made to the Salvation Army (salvationarmy.ca).
James “Jim” Wallace, 77, on July 4 at Leduc Community Hospital. Wallace began his more than 50-year career in television in his hometown of Regina at CKCK-TV. He went on to be hired as head of the lighting department at ITV Edmonton prior to the station’s sign-on in Sept. 1974 and with his team of lighting professionals worked on the long running series of ITV concerts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and on SCTV during the years it was produced in Edmonton. His career also included stops at CFCN Calgary and BCTV Vancouver. Following his retirement, he continued to provide lighting expertise on commercial shoots, feature film and documentary productions in Alberta and beyond.
Broadcast Dialogue, July 26, 2018