CREYBOHM, James “Jim” Ronald

August 13, 1955 – June 24, 2017


James Ronald Creybohm (Jim) lost his fight with cancer June 24th, 2017. He is survived by his two sons, Dylan and Stephen, with whom he spent many hours with, sharing hobbies and interests.

Jim enjoyed hiking the mountains of Alberta, and travelling with the love of his life, Jill, whom he married June 26th, 2015. They shared many adventures (and a taste for fine scotch) together, from Hawaii, to Vegas to Rome.

Jim will also be remembered for his wit and keen sense of humour, his kind spirit and his talent with just about any musical instrument. He spent countless hours playing with the band, The Manthers, based out of Lethbridge, Alberta. On stage he could be found telling jokes, occasionally knocking over mic stands and always with a smile on his face.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Bearspaw Lions Hall (25240 Nagway Road, Calgary, AB). Please stop by to help us remember and celebrate a remarkable life.


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  1. On June 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm Darlene Adamson Said:

    Sending you my deepest condolences Jill. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time and always. Hugs to you and your family.
    Darlene Adamson

  2. On June 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm Eileen Williams Said:


    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you through this rough time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. On June 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm Dusty Said:

    D,SteveB & was with sadness that I heard of Jimbo’s passing. May fond memories of a sweet and funny man help you deal at this time

  4. On June 28, 2017 at 6:12 pm Sue Howg Said:

    Dearest Jill, Stephen and Dylan,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I lknow Jim loved each one of you with his whole heart. Hold onto your wonderful memories that you have shared together. Hold onto each other and to those who love you. To know Jim was to love him. He was such a kind, loving, generous, funny man. He could hold the best debates, sing the greatest songs and tell the funniest stories. He was a muscian, a story teller and an incredible man. We are all better because we knew Jim and had the honour of calling
    Him our friend. My prayers and thoughts will continue to be with you. May Jim rest peacefully free from pain with a song in his heart and the love of his family.

  5. On June 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm Van Cleave family Said:

    Jill our prayers are with you and the family. We have so many great memories singing, dancing and laughing. Jim will be missed by so many people but boy we had fun.

  6. On June 28, 2017 at 8:14 pm Bonny Said:

    Jim will always and forever be in our memories and hearts. RIP Jim…. free from pain and a song in your heart. I’m sorry Jill and boys. Thinking of you

  7. On June 29, 2017 at 5:53 am Guylaine Bergeron Said:

    Dear Jill, I am thinking of you during this difficult time. You were so happy and blessed with Jim. He brought you La joie de vivre. There is one more angel watching over you and guiding you to live life to the fullest. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. On June 29, 2017 at 8:46 am Margaret Lea Said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss. May the love and joy you shared with Jim live on in all your hearts. Hugs.

  9. On June 29, 2017 at 10:24 am Jennifer Long Said:

    My thoughts are with you. So very sorry for your loss.

  10. On June 29, 2017 at 10:25 am Alison Gerber Said:

    Jill and family: You are in my thoughts and praying for the comfort that all your wonderful memories will bring you. I am so sorry for your loss and I wish I could have had the chance to have met the love of your life. Much love, Alison

  11. On June 29, 2017 at 11:08 am Peter and Laurie Hodgins Said:

    Sorry for your loss. Jim was an old classmate and friend from the SAIT days. We share many fond memories of our young adulthood. We’ll always remember Jim with a twinkle in his eye and a ready smile.
    Our deepest sympathies, Peter and Laurie Hodgins

  12. On June 29, 2017 at 11:52 am Dave & Jane Said:

    Jim, best buddy, we miss wild and wise discussions over the state of the planet and the neighbourhood and everything in between already. Steve & Dylan you know our thoughts are with you rascals on the passing of your dad. Jill, we are so grateful that you came into Jim’s life. And to all friends and family, especially Laur who will always be a dear friend, we join you in knowing how fortunate we are to have shared life with Jim.

  13. On June 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm Barb Tamura Said:

    Jill, Dylan and Stephen,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved husband and father.
    My fondest memory of Jim is him singing “Tears in Heaven ” when I requested it. He would humbly tell me he probably wouldn’t remember it all but it was always so beautifully done and brought tears to my eyes.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. On June 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm Lynn Gardner Said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Jim was a very nice man with a wonderful sense of humor.
    May all your wonderful memories bring peace and comfort.

  15. On June 30, 2017 at 3:50 am Kathy and Mike Said:

    Jill, Dylan and Steve
    We are all so sad. Jim was one of the kindest people that I have ever met. We all loved him dearly. We have such fond memories of Jim – playing his guitar, playing crazy board games, and laughing with him and at his crazy sense of humor.
    Dylan and Steve. I see your Dad in both of you every time I see you. I hope you both know that we are here for you.
    Jill. Jim was so blessed to have you come into his life. It sounds as if your time together was so very special.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. On June 30, 2017 at 4:52 am Linda Morey Said:

    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Jill, Steve and Dylan. We all enjoyed Jim as we raised kids together around the block. My son Ben, always spoke so highly of Jim and loved his sense of humour. He rarely turned down an invitation to hang with this family! I, too, loved hearing him and his friends onstage. We will never forget him. Peace and comfort to you all during this difficult time.

  17. On June 30, 2017 at 9:57 am Jerry & Kathy Trofin Said:

    Our deepest condolences to Jim’s family. We’ll always remember the great times with Jim. He enjoyed sharing his music with friends, especially camping and singing around the campfire. He will be missed!

  18. On June 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm Pam Reeves Murphy Said:

    I am so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a special friend of mine from 1973 – 1975. We spent a lot of time together in the day, and his keen wit and both musical and artistic talents were very evident even then. Jim was a wise, kind and gentle soul even as a young man. I am happy to hear that he enjoyed a good and satisfying life with his family and that he found a soulmate for the latter part of his life. My sincere condolences to his family. I can only imagine how much he will be missed.
    Pam Reeves Murphy

  19. On June 30, 2017 at 8:04 pm Michelle Speelman Said:

    RIH Uncle Jim… you re all together now.. <3

  20. On July 1, 2017 at 7:25 am Peter Johnson Said:

    It was with great sadness that I heard of Jim’s passing. I have fond memories of the many hours spent with Jim as a co-worker, business partner, and good friend during his years in Cold Lake. Jill, I wish I had met you; it seems you brought much happiness into Jim’s life. He truly deserved that. To Stephen and Dylan who I knew best from the Cold Lake/ranch days, my thoughts are with you, and to Laurie, I’m sure your memories of Jim are as good as mine. Jim was a wonderful, witty and kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.

  21. On July 1, 2017 at 12:55 pm John Descoteau Said:

    Dylan and Stephen, my wife, Linda, and I were shocked by the news of your dad’s passing. I always appreciated the times we spoke – usually to do with your school activities. We saw him playing at a funeral in Brooks last year and spoke with him then and got an update on your lives. He was incredibly proud of both of you. I hope all of your memories of him will help you through this difficult time.

  22. On July 5, 2017 at 9:47 am Michael Pelchat Said:

    It was with great sadness that I read of Jim’s passing in the Brooks Bulletin. Jim and I grew up together and were great friends through our school years. We learned to play the guitar together and spend late nights in high school trying to figure out the chords for many songs. He was a far better musician than I. We had many adventures growing up in the small town of Brooks. While I lost track of Jim over the years since high school graduation, I often think of him when I pick up my guitar. My deepest sympathies to his family. He was a kind, gentle person and a committed friend. He will be missed.

  23. On July 6, 2017 at 9:40 am Paul Seay Said:

    Dylan and Stephen
    Saddened to read of your Dad’s passing. My condolences.

  24. On July 6, 2017 at 11:41 am Paul Garland Boone Said:

    Dylan, Steve, Jill and Family, my deep sympathy for the passing of Jim. He was an amazing man and such an influential person in my life growing up. From Cold Lake, summers in Dutchess, to countless thanksgivings and Christmas celebrations at the ranch, I am grateful to have so many wonderful memories and experiences with Jim. His wonderful sense of humour and irony always lightened the mood and my favourite memory is of Jim playing guitar with a kitten curled up beside him. In memory Jim will continue to be a part of my life and a role model.

  25. On July 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm Snape Family Said:

    Jim was a truly remarkable man!! Beautiful smile and a heart of gold! We have great memories of our trip to Mexico!! Many tequila tastings and Jim teaching us about sushi , Steve and Wyatt trading beer for pop (go figure) and the great day spent bodysurfing!! Love to you Steve and Dylan.. our thoughts are with you, Bruce , Marion and Wyatt

  26. On July 7, 2017 at 9:03 am Hugs from the Tamura's Said:

    …Happy Trails Jimmy…