On Sunday, June 16, 2019, James McLerie, a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Bonnyville Healthcare Centre at the age 75 years. James loved the outdoors leaving his family with memories to cherish of his love for them, as well as his love of hunting, fishing, berry picking but most of all taming squirrels.
James is lovingly survived by his wife and soul mate of 53 years: Carolyn McLerie of Glendon, AB; four children: Pamela McLerie of Peers, AB, James (Cathy) McLerie of Fox Creek, AB, Penny McLerie (Gordon) of Edson, AB, Paula (Brian) Mack of Glendon, AB; nineteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren with 2 on the way in August & November; two sisters: Mary-Lou Szmon of Thunder Bay, ON, Sandra (Larry) Knott of Warren, MB; as well as numerous other relatives & friends.
James was predeceased by his son: Michael McLerie in 1985; parents: Robert & Elizabeth McLerie; two brothers: twin brother, John McLerie, Robert McLerie; sister: Jean Cords.
The McLerie family would like to thank all of the Doctors, Nursing staff and hospital staff at the Bonnyville Healthcare Centre for the extraordinary care James and his family received
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date.
Memorial tributes in memory of James may be sent to Bonnyville Palliative Care Program, Postal Bag 1008, Bonnyville, AB T9N 2J7.