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James Cleven

James Cleven

Wednesday, March 18th, 1942 Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

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Obituary for James Harald Cleven

On August 12, 2020 James (Jim) Harald Cleven passed away at the age of 78.

He is survived by his wife Colleen, daughter Jacqueline (Jason) Oltrop, granddaughter Greta, daughter Catherine Cleven, and sister Susan. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Harald (Harry) Cleven and his brother Jeffrey.

Jim was born and raised in Winnipeg and spent his childhood summers as a keen camper at the YMCA Camp Stephens on Lake of the Woods. In his young adult years, he continued as a camp counsellor and was known for his elaborate and humorous ghost stories. In 1964 he graduated from the University of Manitoba and began a lengthy career in sales. Jim was the life of the party and had a smile that lit up the room. He enjoyed playing piano at gatherings and his time as a member at the Winnipeg Canoe Club. Just like his brother Jeff, Jim loved his boat and the peacefulness of being out on the water.

As per Jim’s wishes no service will be held.

The family would like to thank the staff at Riverview Palliative Care Centre for their compassionate care.

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David Murray

Jim was a Class Act. When I came to live in Canada in September 1963 Jim was the first person to befriend me. By December 1963 he and I took a 3 week driving vacation to Los Angeles and San Diego in his new Volvo sedan. Tijuana was never the same thereafter!
Although I left Winnipeg in May 1965 and saw Jim only a few times after that Jim remained my treasured friend. I shall continue to treasure his memory forever.
Sincerely, David Murray (now living in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario).
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