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James Bliss Crone

May 28, 1938 - May 29, 2024


Saturday, June 1, 2024
10:30 am
Memorial Presbyterian Church- 5020 48 St, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1C6


James Bliss (Jim) Crone
May 28, 1938 ~ May 29, 2024

James Crone of Sylvan Lake, Alberta is survived by his loving wife Myra; son Howard (Michelle); daughter Debra Assmus (Bayne); grandchildren Chris Hutchinson (Kim), Ashley Smith (Dave), Kaine Hutchinson (Sara), Lyndon (Courtney), Lauren Murphy (Shane); great grandchildren Kamryn, Kyle, Jordyn, Kobe, Mya, Dayzen, Lily, and Sadhbh; sisters-in-law Wilma Ayre and Diane Crone; as well brother-in-law John Stocker.

He was predeceased by his son Gerry; sisters Peggy Stocker and Pat Woods (brother-in-law Jim); brother Bill; and nephew Shawn Woods.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Lake Alberta with lunch to follow at the Sylvan Lake Legion.

In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ honour can be made to Operation Eyesight, Campana Place, 609 14 St NW Suite #205, Calgary, AB T2N 2A1, or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left for the family below.

A livestream will be recorded for this service. To view the livestream, copy the link below.


Doug Abraham:

My deepest condolences on your great loss. Jim was definitely a born leader, an original and I will never forget the many gatherings and kindnesses that both Jim and Myra always made sure to include me in on as a single snowbird in Mesa. It is also safe to say that the Desert Sands Men's Golf Title has now been yielded and it is once again up for grabs ... RIP, dear friend.

Todd Atkinson:

Condolences to you and your family Howie.

Lori ortiz:

My sincerest condolence to Myra and your family. Jim always had a big smile, it was always great to see you both during the winter. Jim’s happy go lucky way will be missed. Always kind and a gentleman.


Jim was a gift! He always had such a glorious smile! So glad that Ron and I got to enjoy many evenings with you and Weckmans!! He was a gift that kept on giving! He will be so missed!

Murray/Roberta Wilson, Edinburgh , Scotland.:

Condolences to Myra and family.
Jim was a special person and if it hadn't been for him and Myra we would never had our house in Desert Sands,and so many years of staying there in Mesa and meeting up and enjoying the company with our first cousins.
We always felt part of their family like brother and sister.
He will be sorely missed.
What a lovely photo of him.
Much love.

Greg and Sue Steger:

We are very sorry for the loss of Jim in so many of your lives. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, father-in law and friend to many. He will be dearly missed. We look forward to future family gatherings with the Crones and I’m sure memories of Jim will live on in our lives.

Love, Greg, Sue and Family

janet olsvik:

so sorry for your loss Havent seen you two in years
but feel your loss

Bruce Dishman:

Such a great person and a great delight to play bridge with. He will be missed ny all of us in Mesa.

Joyce,Padget and family:

Myra and Family

Sorry for your loss of Jim. He will be forever remembered and forever missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

William Tchir /Telegraph club:

Myra and family;
Sorry to hear of your loss. May your precious memories of Jim ; husband , Grandpa, great grandpa
and caring thoughts be with you and comfort you during thid time of sorrow.

Bob and gloria coles:

Dear Myra ...we are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Jim and remember all our fun times together. He was a joy to be around.

Teena Cote:

Sincere condolences to all of Jim’s family. May he rest in Peace

Janet & Travis Gangl:

Even though we knew Jim for a short time, we’re so glad that we established a relationship with you both - we loved cruising on the pontoon boat listening to Jim’s commentary on the various homes along the coastline. He will be sorely missed- we loved him dearly.

Dinu Bhadresa :

My prayers are with you Myra and your family.
I’ll miss Jim’s sense of humour at the club

Ron and Jean Schuster:

Our deepest sympathy, Jim was one of our oldest friends, we had such fun all the way back to our Falher days. We will miss him , Myra , so sorry!

Linda MacKay:

I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. It was always fun to play bridge with you both. My thoughts are with you and your family.
With sincere sympathy.

Patty & Bill Belanger:

So sorry to hear this..I know Bill really enjoyed talking with Jim. May he rest in peace and prayers for Myra & family.

Ann Latta :

Jim was always a delight to have at the bridge table. He always had a smile and a cheerful comment for everyone he will be missed.

Chantel Ayre:

I will always remember Great Uncle Jim as being a cheery and friendly man with a big smile, as that’s how he was every time I saw him. He will be missed by many people, although he lived a long and fulfilling life. May he rest in peace. I’m so happy that I got to visit with him last summer. My most heartfelt condolences for you Great Aunty Myra, Debbie, Howie and all the family members. I love you guys! Big hugs.

Jim and Marlene Wallace:

I enjoyed being your bridge partner for many years and will miss it -from Jim
We both send condolences to your family and will miss Jim's sense of humor and his friendly smile.

Linc and Karen Drynan:

Our deepest condolences Myra and family.
Jim was a favorite cousin and a very strong mentor for me as a teenaged ball player.
Love Linc and Karen

Virginia Beswick:

Jim was so dear to us that words are hard to come by.

He was the smiling joy next to us for years.
Always the laughter we listened for. Kidding our kids, a story to tell, a joke or a hug. His lust for life was the infectious warmth that made everyone want to be by his side. Even when he was in the hospital recovering, he was laughing and welcoming his friends. Our children loved Jim and raced outside to sit by the fire with him every chance they got. He is irreplaceable and will be dearly missed. I feel his absence already. We miss you, dear friend.

Lynne Drever:

We loved Jim and always enjoyed visiting with him. Sincere condolences to Myra and family. He will be missed. Love from Don and Lynne Drever

colin and elizabeth:

So sad to hear the news/

We will sorely miss him at bridge table .

Our thoughts are with Myra and family at this time.

Margaret James :

Sincere sympathy to you and family Myra. May the love of family and friends help you through this very sad difficulttime. Hugs

Jean and Judy Fortier :

our deepest sympathy to you Myra and your family. Hugs

Jim and Yvonne wietzel :

Our sincere condolences to Myra and the family.

Maggie Hudson:

Howie, Michelle and family

So sorry to hear of your loss.
So many memories to help you thru this time.
Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

paul and bev floden:

very sad to hear that Jim passed away. to us he was a kind person, full of stories etc. He and Paul use to play golf together when they had a chance in Mesa, az, when we were still going to az, they lived very close to us on the same street. is a privilege to have known him . lots of memories when I see his picture.
love n hugs, paul and bev floden

Shirley and Douglas Doig :

So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all.

Howes Cheryl:

My Most sincere condolences to the Crone family. Jim was a special husband, a great father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sorely missed by the family and anyone who knew him. Rest in peace Jim.

Jo Hambling:

Myra, Bob and I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. We enjoyed his company so much. What a lovely picture. Always had a nice smile!!

Beverly J Beaton:

I am so sorry Myra and families! Boy, I would have known him on the street! I don’t know how recent this picture is but he hasn’t changed! I am unable to be at the service but sure wish I could be. I will be watching online. With sincere sympathy

Annabelle Wiseman:

My thoughts and prayers are with you Myra. I had lots of great laughs and chuckles with Jim.

Dale Ness:

We had a few good years with you and Jim at Desert Sands - looking back at such good days. This was a surprise for me, I'm glad we met for dinner at Wes & Viv's last winter - plenty of laughs. May Jim rest in peace - love you both.

Trish Shantz:

Condolences in the loss of your father. May you have peace and strength during this difficult time. May you be comforted by good memories and remembering all the good times spent together. Take care.

Jim and Pat Logan:

He will surely be missed. God bless you Myra and your children.

Ruth Drynan:

Condolences to Myra and family. My thoughts are with you all. It’s hard to lose a husband, Dad or Grandpa. Such a great picture of Jim…one that will help hang onto those great memories!
Hugs for Myra.
Ruth Drynan…for the Aubrey Drynan family.

Gary & Linda Poignant:

Myra & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim could light up a room & his laugh will always be remembered. Small town folks with lasting friendships.
Our thoughts & prayers.
Gary & Linda Poignant

Linda and Bob Diamond: sad for you and your family. Will remember fun at Desert Sands always.

Charles & Carolyn Roberts :

Our sincerest condolences to Myra and the rest of your family. Jim was a joy to play against at the bridge table. He will be sorely missed.

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