Obituary for James 'Jim' Fraser (High River)

Jim passed away on September 16, 2019 at his home in High River at the age of 87 years.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Denise in 2008. Jim is survived by his sons Larry (Linda), Don (Carol) and his daughter Shelly; his 11 grandchildren Jolene (Mike), Jamie, Aaron, Devon, Kaylyn, Rob (Leanne), Corey, Brooke, Griffin and Shayla, along with his 5 great-grandchildren.

Jim worked 40+ years in the trucking industry. He also enjoyed his time in the garage, which is where you would find him most days. If you couldn’t find him in the garage he would be with his family, who he loved dearly. Jim will be missed by all who know him.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at Snodgrass Funeral Home in High River. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society at 11 AM.

Used, discarded, and unwanted tool drive

Ross is taking on a project that ties in with KMS TOOLS “Tools for the World” again, this year. He’s asking that you go through your tools and donate duplicates or tools you no longer have a use for. He’ll be out front prior to the September meeting, and available after, as well, should you have items to donate. KMS takes these donations and repairs or matches with other donations and distributes worldwide.

KMS TOOLS - “ TOOLS FOR THE WORLD AIMS TO EQUIP PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO GET ON THEIR FEET AND STRIVE FOR THEIR POTENCIAL”

Canada Day

Hi T friends, I am so pleased, as well as Heritage Park Coordinator Kelly, for the Dominion Day parade turnout from the Foothills Model T Ford Club.  It was so awesome having you all their to put so many smiles and to share great memories with everyone.

Cheers, Art Bent

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Heritage Centre in Cremona Tour

Despite a bit of rainy weather, a bunch of hardy Model T enthusiasts braved a variable weather, Alberta summer day, to have some fun.

Special thanks to Debra for the use of her Heritage Event Centre, providing an excellent lunch. and a great supply of ice cream. A variety of eight Model T’s were on display, and Harry gave a very informative talk on the Foothills T club, to everyone at the Centre.

Lots of public T interest, & many questions were addressed thoroughly by our president Harry LIlo. Most folks took lots of photos, and shared a few old time laughs.

Debra Solomons from the Heritage Centre did the slideshow on the club’s websites, newsletters & Tom provided a YouTube version of the Model T Ford, for part of the “tooling” presentations.

There was talk of an expanded annual version of the days events, with some member & public T story’s, to perhaps begin next year. Let’s do it again soon!

Rod Wallace


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Photo credit to Jack Porter

Photo Credit to Lynne Herzog

Getting a Museum Model T running Again

Hi, I am in Airdrie and I am looking getting a museum's 1918 model T running again. It has been running as recently as 2 years ago or less. It was parked as the waterpump (told it is aftermarket) is leaking badly around the packing/shaft. When they have tried to restart it they think something is wrong with one or more of the Magnetos on the firewall.

I told them I'd get it running for the canada Day parade but I broke my leg almost 3 months ago and it stopped me from getting any work done on this. Just no time to research or fiddle with it before the parade.

Is there anyone in the Calgary or Red Deer area that could give me a hand? Physically or even over the phone to get me moving on this car.

Thanks!

Tim 403-561-2632
timbay1@hotmail.com