237 - 4th Street North East, Weyburn, SK


James Fernando Da Rosa

January 13, 1977July 17, 2020

James Fernando Da Rosa late of Radville, Saskatchewan passed away July 17, 2020 at the age of 43 years.

James Fernando Da Rosa was born in Kitchener Ontario on January 13th 1977.

Fond memories of his childhood included spending time with his grandparents of which his grandfather passed on to James his love of fishing and his grandmother passed on to him his love of large family gatherings around the dinning table. He spoke affectionately of his aunts & uncles who mentored him each in their own special way. The time James spent at his uncles auto body shop developed a life long passion of cars and family. So much so that he became a truck and transport mechanic and often could be found in the back yard or garage fixing anything he could. If he didn’t know something he would learn by any means necessary including u tube until he got the job done. Though he was never successful in finding checkerboard paint.

He had many good friends throughout his life that he treated as family. The first of those were his school buddies Tim and Paul who he always kept in touch with as he condsidered them brothers from another mother. James spent many hours talking hunting with Tim as it was a shared passion. When James or Jimmy as he was affectionately known moved to Saskatchewan he was blessed to go on many deer hunting trips on his wife’s family farm near Unity.

James family ties meant the world to him. His sister Tara and nephew T.C. held a special place in his heart. As did his step family of Steve, Nikki, Tara and Ryan who he was especially close with. To James family was a feeling that was thicker than blood.

When James saw his life heading down a dark path he decided to make the hard decision to leave Ontario and everything he knew to move to Saskatchewan for a fresh start. With Radville becoming home he blossomed into his dreams. He soon met and married the love of his life, Donna and together they created a life full of passion.

He realized his lifelong dream of owning a 1969 GTO judge to restore. He started his own trucking company a couple years ago to be his own boss and enjoyed the friendships he developed throughout the trucking industry. In his down time when he wasn’t working on a project James enjoyed time around the fire talking with friends. He also loved going to Donna’s family farm. Besides yearly hunting trips James loved hanging out with Donna’s family. Especially Shawn and Kelsey who had Uncle James wrapped around their cute little fingers. He was proud to be able to help out and learn about cows from his brother in law.

With that said James life can not be summed up in a few simple sentences. He was many things to many people but one thing is for certain.... that great big teddy bear of a man was all heart.

A Celebration of James’s Life will be held at a later date.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”


  • A Celebration of James’s Life will be held at a later date.


James Fernando Da Rosa

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Shannon Verhelst

August 5, 2020

My favourite memory of James is when he danced down the isle at his wedding. Always loved it when he stopped out at our farm for a visit too. A great guy who will be missed by many. Heart felt sympathy to his wife and family.

Brenda Porter

July 31, 2020

I knew James in high school we hung out with Tim Paul Holly Dennis and other friends from Preston heights we loved spending time together, when James could drive we went on many adventures together.... he will be greatly missed RIP buddy until we meet again

Auntie Beth Corrall

July 30, 2020

Jamie our latest guardian angel you’ve always had a big heart and soul larger than life itself, a smile that could warn your heart 💜 and a hug that you felt deeply! Well time got the best of you but may you soar high and shake heavens gates to party with all our loved ones, l’m sure Grandma Gabriela will be waiting with open arms... God bless you sweetie xoxo 😘 You will be greatly missed until we meet again! Love you R.I.P. Love Auntie Beth,Uncle Mark your cousin’s Jeff,Cindy,Ara,Taezu,Jesse,Christopher,
Kristin, Gabriella and Noah with all our hearts 💞

Stephen Strathdee

July 25, 2020

Jim, my son, I’ll forever hear your voice saying “hey happy Pappy”, and know that I’ll always have that. Life had its ups, and downs, but it didn’t take away your easy laugh and generous heart. Your spirit lives on in all you touched.

Russell Strathdee

July 25, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we add our condolences to those who have had the good fortune to really know James as the stalwart, responsible adult he became. He was taken way too soon with his big dreams, hopes and plans. We will always remember him as the very cute, happy and always polite "Little Jimmy".

Tara Strathdee

July 24, 2020

James, aka Jimmy, you were the best big brother a girl/woman could ever ask for. I have many memories to remember you by but coming to visit you with TC in Radville for you wedding was a great one to have. You will always be my big teddy bear and I will miss you until I take my last breath of this earth but we will meet again. You better get that party going long and strong for when we do meet again. Give Grandma DaRosa, Uncle Fernando and Aunt Kimmy big hugs and kisses from me! Hugs for eternity!