James Bruce Bodnaruk

March 6, 1946 - October 13, 2022
October 26, 2022 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

James (Jim) Bruce Bodnaruk passed away in Edmonton on October 13, 2022 at the age of 76 years with his family by his side.

James began his career in car sales in his early 20s quickly moving into the heavy truck industry where he served as Salesman, Manager and District Manager before creating his own dealership, MacDonald Roberts, named after his 2 favorite ladies, Marjorie MacDonald, his mother and his wife, Dixie Roberts. Throughout his career he acquired many faithful customers and dear friends due to his exemplary successes, service and warm fellowship.

We are deeply saddened and mourning the profound loss of James, Dixie's husband of 55 years; daughter Shannon (Tim) Olson and son Tyler Bodnaruk; grandchildren : Sydney, Morgan & Ethan Bodnaruk; Sawyer & Griffin Olson as well as brothers Dave Bodnaruk (Darlene), Robin Bodnaruk (Bev), and sister, Jill Simpson; sister in law Carroll (Sal) Ganam, and sister in law Edna Lerl. James will be dearly missed by his much-loved extended family. James is predeceased by his parents Walter & Marjorie Bodnaruk.

We are having a tribute to James on November 30th, 2022, at 11 am at the Hilton Doubletree (16615 109Ave. NW, Edmonton.) Ample parking is available at the south entrance. Please let us know if you'd wish to share a memory of our beloved as you are welcome to speak at this celebration. Coffee/tea & lunch will be served. It would be appreciated if you can let Dixie, Shannon or Tyler know if you will be attending, if possible.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boyle Street Community Foundation (boylestreet.org).

  1. Very sad to hear about this Our thoughts are with you.

  2. Jimmy

    You weren’t just a father in law you were a friend. Your warmth and kindness when you welcomed me into your family is something I will never forget. You were always there for me to listen, to offer advice and provide support whenever I needed it. You will be missed by many my friend. I love you Jimmy.

  3. We are completely saddened by the news of the loss of your father, Shannon. We know he will be deeply missed.
    Doug and Lori Olson.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of news. Kaine, Marshall, and I have very fond memories of the visit we had in Grande Prairie. Sending kind thoughts and strength as you walk this difficult journey together. Take care,
    Morgan Lawrence (Wilson)

  5. Our sincere condolences go out to Jim’s family. Very sorry for your loss. Knew Jim a long time ago

  6. I so sorry for the loss of Jim. Dixie I am glad you have family around you. Now you have your own guardian angel. I’m sure he is still loving you. My condolences.

  7. Dear Family of James Bodnaruk,
    Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to express my deepest condolences and sincerest thoughts for the family, but I can say the strongest of Jim’s angels are watching over you every day giving you strength and courage to carry on with each day. For me, I remember Jim as always very happy. I can’t remember the countless steak dinners I had at Jim and Dixie’s home and great vacations. Besides cooking the biggest and best steak, he had a fun sense of humour and always made me feel welcome. May you rest in peace Jim (Mr.B), and may the angels watch over Dixie, Shannon, Tyler and your grandchildren, ❤️ Terri and Jaxon Boucher

  8. My dear brother Jimmy was such a wonderful brother and friend. He is dearly missed by all of us who so loved him. Bev and I offer our sincere condolences to dear Dixie and their children Shannon and Tyler and the grandchildren.

  9. Words fail to capture our feelings at the loss of Jim, our brother, best friend, amazing uncle to our children. The road ahead is lonelier than it was before. We will be there to walk it with you Dixie and family. Sending you our love and deepest sympathies.

  10. Dear Family of James Bodnurak
    I haven’t met James personally but Shannon has told me a lot about their close relationship. Also about his very close and loving relationship with his grandchildren.
    Therefore I know that he will be truly and deeply missed but also continues to be an important part of his family and friends’ life.

    ‘Tomorrow, I will continue to be. But you will have to be very attentive to see me. I will be a flower, or a leaf. I will be in these forms and I will say hello to you. If you are attentive enough, you will recognize me, and you may greet me. I will be very happy.’
    Hanh Nhat Thich

    Our heartfelt condolences on your loss.
    Jobst, Lulou, Noah & Jenny Schoenmann

  11. Dear Dixie and family, Jim left such a profound impact on each one of our lives. His was truly a life well lived! We are sad and lonely, but our steps forward will be eased, by your love for all! God bless each one of Jim’s family and friends! 🙏💕

  12. Dear Dixie Tyler Shannon
    Jimmy will missed by all that knew him and his very positive attitude.
    I’ve known Jimmy for the past 20 plus years and never see him without big smile on his face. I’ll always remember his greeting to me whether it was on the phone or in person! Ronnie my son how’s your day!
    There were many times I gave him a hard time when he would go and start up a truck(winter or summer)for a customer even though his health was not great but he always tried to do everything possible for his customers.
    Jimmy you will be missed my friend.
    May you Rest In Peace my friend.🙏🙏

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