James Keith Armishaw
Peacefully, with family at his side, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, James Keith Armishaw, beloved husband of the late Audrey Armishaw, passed away at the age of 78 years.
Jim was born on August 3rd, 1943 at the Women’s Pavillion in Winnipeg. He was raised in the Poplar Bluff district on the family farm. He attended school at the Poplar Bluff School, graduated from Portage Collegiate Institute and continued on to get a degree in agriculture form the University of Manitoba in 1962.
In 1966, Jim married Audrey Jean Clearwater and in 1983 moved to Portage to take over the family farm. Throughout his career Jim was Department Manager in various Co-op Stores in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He was a valued 4H Member and a proud Kinsmen.
Throughout the years there were many who enjoyed a cold drink and a good laugh at “Honest Jim’s” – abattoir – smokehouse – garage – restaurant – lounge. He will always be remembered for all the shenanigans and generosity.
Jim was predeceased by his wife Audrey, and his parents Keith and Evelyn Armishaw.
He leaves to mourn his passing three sons; Partrick, Ian (Dayna), and Jason (Tara), two grandchildren Michael and Ashley (Jake), three great-grandchildren Zayden, Octavia and Rosie aka “Squeaky”.
Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
A Come and Go Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S., Portage la Prairie, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This come and go event is open to the public with covid restrictions in place (25 people in the building at a time due to COVID protocols).
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 28th, 2022 at the Omega Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 p.m. In accordance with the public health orders proof of vaccination is required to attend the service.
A video tribute will be available on our website once completed.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com
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