James Lyle Moser


With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, James Lyle Moser.

Jimmy J was born on February 13th, 1948 to Dorothy (Coppin) and William Zahar in Westlock, AB. He loved growing up on the family farm by Tawatinaw with his brothers Bill and Terry Moser. He often laughed (oh that laugh!) while telling tales of the adventures (or misadventures) they had. He was an avid outdoorsman who fished and hunted with skill and compassion. When he was able, he loved sharing this hobby with his children and grandchildren.

If you were to visit him before the snow flew, you would be greeted by a roaring fire pit, classic country music (which he sang very loudly to) and the smell of the latest recipe he was trying on the BBQ or smoker. He looked forward to these visits and planned out what he would cook as soon as he knew people were coming. He would walk you around and show you his garden which was his pride and joy. He planned his gardens months – maybe even years – in advance and they were always stunning. If you were lucky, you would be taken into his wood shop where he turned wood into remarkable pieces that we will forever treasure.

During hockey and football season, you were sure to hear him hollering at the TV, upset with calls the refs or coaches made. For many years, we would bring food and watch the Grey Cup together. He loved the Oilers and Eskimos to a fault and always believed they would pull through.

Jimmy J also loved winning at Crokinole and Crib. If he lost, it was because we were cheating. “You cheater!” he would shout, often with a giggle.

He will be deeply missed by his dog Manchu, his wife Donna, his daughter Debbra (Stephen), his sons Rodney (Charity) and Jim, and his step-daughter Charmaine (Lamar). His loss will also be felt by his grandchildren: Reece, Kaylee (Jeremy), Tanner, Braden, Emma (Jonathon) and Josh. His great grandchildren Bella, Aida, Christopher and Juniper all held a very special place in his heart.

Jimmy J was adamant about not having a funeral or service of any kind and if you knew him, you know once his mind was made up there was no changing it.

Though you are gone, you won’t be forgotten. We’re sending you away with so much love as we imagine you being reunited with your mom, dad and the many dogs and friends you have lost over the years. It hurts to let you go, but it’s time for you to rest. You’re singing with the angels now! We will carry you with us until we meet again.

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Lori Bates

My thoughts are with you all. Jimmy was such a great guy and I know he will be missed by all who knew him

Kathy Hicks

My heart goes out this special man in your life Char. Big blessins and love hugs from Mine to yours.

Sandy &Bob Sawyer Jim's cousin

I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We had a lot of laughs when we were kids, and when seeing one another in years gone by. Donna & family please accept our condolences Rest in peace Jim