James F. “Jim” Krause

James F. “Jim” Krause

Dec 3, 1960 – Feb 1, 2018

Survived by wife of 18 years, Vilma C. Del Valle-Krause; son, Tommy Krause (age 14); siblings: Alan Krause (Maxine), Marilyn Stark (Doug), and Barb Johnson (Ralph); nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.

SERVICES: Friday, February 9th at 2pm at the West Center Chapel.





  • Paul Hagen Posted February 2, 2018 1:03 pm

    When I started at Nova/TransCanada 20 years ago Jim was one of the people I provided computer support to. Our paths crossed a number of times in subsequent years on a variety of Projects. I always enjoyed stopping in his office in Omaha and having a chat and catching up. His support, knowledge, presence, humor, dedication and leadership was always appreciated and will be missed.

  • Lucia Kinnison Posted February 3, 2018 8:42 pm

    Vilma, I am so sorry for you and Tommy’s loss! May God Bkess you by giving you peace, comfort and good memories to cherish. ?. for you! Lucia Kinnison

  • Jason Stark Posted February 4, 2018 11:06 am

    Uncle Jim always had a joke to tell. He loved to laugh and enjoyed seeing others laughing as well. He had many friends, and even more people who’s lives he impacted. He will be forever missed, but he will live on in our hearts. Lots of love Tommy and Vilmita.

  • Tim Wolfe Posted February 4, 2018 3:45 pm

    My deepest condolences, I only knew Jim for a short while but his smile was infectious and he could always make you laugh. He will be missed.

  • Dale Lepine Posted February 4, 2018 4:39 pm

    My Condolences to Vilmita and Tommy!
    Words cannot Express your Loss!

    For myself and A lot of friends of Jim who played hockey, Fastball, mix slo pitch together! Up here in Edson.
    I feel I lost a Brother!
    You were full of life, funny, Crazy, and for most part!
    One Great Friend, who we will All miss!
    Thank you for being part of my life Jim!
    I will miss you Greatly!
    Rest In Peace my Friend!
    My memories of you, will never be forgotten!
    Dale (Big Guy) Lepine

  • Xanthia Pearl Posted February 4, 2018 5:28 pm

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear one. I send sincerest sympathy. Our Heavenly Father promises that He will bring our loved ones back to life! (John 5:28,29) The Bible is full of wonderful promises for righteous humankind as well as the Earth. All to be taking place very soon! (Psalms 37:10,11) (Isaiah 11:6-9) He will do away with death and sorrow permanently…(Rev 21:3,4) These promises are for our comfort and to give us hope. I truly wish you peace.

  • Marcel St.Pierre Posted February 4, 2018 5:47 pm

    Sad to hear this news. We grew up together from 10 years old to our early twenties in Whitecourt, Alberta. Many good memories of a good friend.
    Our condolences to Jim’s family. .

  • Caroline Genest Posted February 5, 2018 12:43 pm

    My condolences on the loss of your husband, father, brother. Jim was an excellent leader and co-worker who inspired and motivated us but most importantly, he was a great guy and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Rozy Visanji Posted February 5, 2018 2:49 pm

    I have worked with Jim while I was working for Operations & Engineering at TransCanada. He was very friendly, polite and had a great sense of humor. We will all have great memories of him and miss him. May his soul rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  • Diana McNallie Posted February 5, 2018 3:00 pm

    I was so sad to hear Jim had passed away, he like most people have said, was the life of the party and he could always make you smile. There was never a dull moment with you around Jim. May you rest in peace and know you take a piece of me with you. Many found memories we had. Condolences to Jim’s wife and son.

  • Colleen (McMillin) Volden Posted February 5, 2018 3:15 pm

    My condolences to the entire family, I have fond memories of Jim in school. The year of our graduation he and I got into trouble for taking wood from a campsite for our grad party. As our punishment we had to replenish what we took.

  • Daniel J Diercks Posted February 5, 2018 5:26 pm

    I will continue to pray for both you, Vilma, and Tommy. Let me know of anything I or the school can do to help either of you walk through this time.

  • Dele and Arike Davies Posted February 5, 2018 9:56 pm

    Heavenly Father, thank you for the few years you gave us to know Jim and his family. Jim was always a lively and humorous person.

    Jim remained merry-hearted and full of humor every time I visited him regardless of the discomfort of his illness. I could see that the joy of knowing Christ as his personal Saviour, learning more and more about Him through books and sermons were the fuel that kept him going, not to mention the love, prayers and care that Vilma and other friends and family showered on him. All these culminated in his decision to get baptized. What a great day that was. We give God all the glory.
    Well Jim, enjoy the presence of the Lord.

  • Gail Friesen Posted February 6, 2018 8:22 am

    Vilnius and Tommy, I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I many fond memories of our social gatherings. Our sincere condolences.

  • GOLDICH Randy Posted February 6, 2018 10:04 am

    Jim start off as a customer but not for long. He was truly a GREAT friend. Always an LSU supporter. Always laughing. Y’all are true friends and always welcome at our home in CO.
    WE LOVE Y’ALL!!!

  • Wendy (Spencer) Eden Posted February 6, 2018 12:18 pm

    I too have many memories of Jim from grade 1 and on. Like when Laurie Gomouka brought in a stuffed owl to show the class in grade 1 and Jim went and hid under the table and wouldn’t come out as he had watched the movie “The Birds”. Or the school trip to Europe when were in grade 11. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to the whole family.

  • Chad W Arey Posted February 6, 2018 1:19 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Jims passing so suddenly and unexpectedly. I had the pleasure and fortune of meeting Jim and working around him during my time as a memebr of the TransCanada team. My fondest memory of Jim was his ability to bring people together and make the enviornment fun and filled with laughter. All that knew Jim or crossed his path will have a void left by his passing. My condolences to his immediate family and to all those that knew him.

  • Jim & Cynthia Baggs Posted February 6, 2018 1:30 pm

    Vilma and Tommy, my sincere condolence. Jim and I knew each other since early 1990’s, We worked together and accomplished great things. You could always count on Jim to brighten up the room and bring people tighter to solve problems. He was a good friend and I will truly miss him. Rest in peace Jim, My family will say a prayer for you, Vilma and Tommy.

  • Perry Ruzicka Posted February 7, 2018 10:48 am

    Jim and I first met while attending the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and then worked together at NOVA. Although our lives and careers took us in different directions, Jim remained a great friend. The opportunities to reconnect were always filled with lots of laughs. Rest in peace Jim, Cathy & I offer our prayers and comfort to Vilma, Tommy and all of the family.

  • Janet Currie Posted February 7, 2018 6:36 pm

    Dear Vilma, Tommy and family, we are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. As a young engineer in 1984, Jim showed me the many aspects of NOVA’s metering operations and taught me a lot, including how to chase mercury beads across the floor, once you’ve spilled some!
    Jim was a very bright man and self learner. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do! Then add in his witty humour, and everyone would be laughing!
    There are many here in Calgary that will miss him.
    Sending our love and thoughts,


  • Rob Ferguson Posted February 8, 2018 12:25 am

    Vilma and Tommy – our sincerest condolences on the loss of Jim. I owe much of my career to Jim and during our time working together, he taught me a great deal about work and the importance of life away from the office as well. I have many fond memories of Goldeyes games, Christmas parties in Winnipeg and just chatting about whatever, usually sports, I had the pleasure of working on some successful teams over the years and much of our success was because of our leader. I’ll remember Jim for the rest of my life as the guy who gave me my shot and a good friend…so thanks Jim and thank you both for sharing him.

  • Greg Stichler Posted February 8, 2018 11:50 am

    Great man. Enjoyed his Canadian Humor and Hockey stories. Rest in peace Jimmy . God bless your family.

  • Jason West Posted February 9, 2018 1:02 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and am praying for the love, comfort, and peace of God to be your strength and shield.

  • Byron Heward Posted February 9, 2018 5:33 pm

    Jim was by best friend in grade school. He and I would have a daily wrestling match. He would always pin me. So much fun on our trip to Europe. Love to the whole family from me.

  • Stacey Zeer Posted February 11, 2018 11:46 pm

    Jim was always a great friend even over the miles. My condolences Vilmita and Tommy.
    Love Stacey Zeer, Lori and Robby Blight

  • Fred Kreiner Posted March 14, 2018 5:58 pm

    Jim and I played hockey together for many years. We always seemed to get along, even if our lives took very different paths after high school. We managed to live in the same towns, Edson and Spruce Grove, but we never really ran into each other in the work world.

  • Tim Ansell Posted June 6, 2018 11:24 pm

    To all of Jim’s family, I am very saddened to here of Jim’s untimely passing, although I haven’t seen or spoken to him in nearly 40 years, I have many fond memories of him as a childhood friend, may you all find solice in the fact he is in a better place and free of pain and suffering. Signed Tim Ansell, Kelowna BC

  • Craig Petrick Posted June 21, 2018 7:09 pm

    Vilma & Tommy
    I kind of lost touch with my close friend after he left to work in Winnipeg and then later down in Omaha, Nebraska. Jim was always in my heart and I thought about him and Vilmita often. I was crushed when I heard that Jim had cancer and I prayed hard that he would be OK. Jim was like a brother to me and I also had a lot of love and was so thankful that he found the perfect girl in Vilmita. I regrettably will not be able to make it to Whitecourt for the memorial. Jim will always have a place in my heart RIP my brother.

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