James "Jim" Brian Hartman

9 September, 19527 January, 2020

Our family is saddened to announce the sudden passing of James Brian Hartman on January 7, 2020 in Edmonton at the age of 67 years.

Jim leaves behind, his wife of nearly 28 years; Cheryl as well as his children; Brad (Vikki) and Paul (Destiny). Jim adored his grandkids; Orian and Willow as well as his granddogs.

Jim was born in Edmonton on September 9, 1952. He grew up in Devon, in one of the first houses built by Imperial Oil. He resided with his brothers; Ken (Vivian) and Rob (Betty). Jim was predeceased by his parents; Cecil “Jack” and Margaret “Peggy”. Jim did a couple of years in Outlook Saskatchewan, Red Deer, Alberta and 11 years in Cochrane, Alberta where he jammed at the Cumbrian Arms with his special band buddies. Edmonton was home though… and home to his Oilers. Jim was in “sales” from his booking agency for local bands, stereo equipment, new homes and 16 years with Edmonton Telephones. The last several years were spent touring Canada in the motorhome. Jim and Cheryl visited every province and territory, missing out on Newfoundland. Concerts and music festivals were attended, genealogy researched and a lot of playing his guitar, trying to perfect his playlist.

We will miss his wicked sense of humour, practical jokes and impeccable timing in delivering comebacks that kept everyone laughing.

A celebration of Jim’s life with family and close friends will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Memories Funeral Home.

In lieu of floral tributes, donations are gratefully appreciated and may be made in Jim’s memory directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and or the Royal Alexandra Hospital.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 13 January , 2020


James "Jim" Brian Hartman

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Donna MacDonald

15 January 2020

My deepest sympathy Cheryl and Paul.
Cheryl, Jim was so lucky to have you. The time and support you continued to offer through his many health issues showed your love and dedication to him. Rest well Jim.

Dean MacAulay

15 January 2020

My sympathies to Cheryl and family. Jim was a funny fellow who loved music and loved life.I knew Jim through his brother Rob. One of my fond memories is having the three boys together over at Rob‘s house with his mom and his dad. There was never a dull moment and lots and lots of laughter. I listened to Jim Play over at the Pup And a bar in Cochrane. It was always a good time. Rest in peace and keep playing music.

Bonnie Hunter

15 January 2020

Dear Sheryl and family. Sending our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Will always remember my funny little cousin with a big smile on my face.
Most sincerely,
Bonnie, Joe, Mary & Jack

Grant Luipasco

15 January 2020

Jim and I worked together at “edmonton telephones” and shared a lot of laughs. He was a very nice man and will be missed.

My deepest condolences to Cheryl and his family.

Louise Taverner

14 January 2020

I knew Jim through his brother Rob. A memory I just had recently of Jim was about a business he was going to go into. It was in sales.. sales of this product of cleats that you would attach to the bottom of your boot or shoe. I always thought that that idea was so great.. and what a smart guy for going into it. Think Jim was one of those people, having good ideas for business - he was an independent thinker doing his own thing.
Rest in Peace Jim
Condolences to Cheryl and family.

Robert Gibson

14 January 2020

Had alot of fun with Jimmy, still remember skidooing with him on the Sturgeon River, those were good times.
Very sad to hear, condolences to Cheryl and the family.

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