Jim Kostuk


The family of James (Jim) Roman Kostuk wish to share the news of his death after a traumatic and fatal fall on October 16, 2021. Jim’s last breath on earth was followed by his first breath in heaven. He is now in his forever home where undoubtedly he was greeted with those precious words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Jim was a quiet man who preferred being in the background to being in the limelight, and lived to be a conduit of the kindness and love of Jesus Christ with those he met.

Jim is survived by his BFF (wife) Nancy of 41 years, children Benjamin, Adam (Trish and Ericka), Naomi (Ty) and siblings John (Mary Jane – deceased), Violet (Roy), Kathy (Ron), Marie (Mark) and Ken (Eve).

Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Kay Kostuk and sisters Jeanne and June.

As a Member of Gregory Drive Alliance Church, a celebration of Jim’s life will be held there in the spring of 2022. The exact date will be posted closer to the time.

In Jim’s memory, it would have delighted him to have interested persons donate to any of the following charities close to his heart: Open Hands Program of GDAC, UCB Radio, Focus on the Family.

The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1:21

29 Comments on “Jim Kostuk”

  1. So sorry to hear about Jim. I do not get the news paper .Jim and I went to ckks and still remained friends.

  2. Dear Nancy and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your precious memories of Jim bring you comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
    With Sincere Sympathy,

  3. Dear Nancy and family,
    I was very sorry and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He will be remembered always for his kind and gentle nature. He was a lovely man. My sympathies to you all as you journey on,

  4. Nancy and family. I am so sorry for your loss of Jim. Love and prayers at this very difficult time.

  5. I knew Jim from his security days at Siemens, plus as a member of GDAC. Jim was a man of authentic faith and was happy to share his faith and hope in Jesus. I’m sorry Nancy for you and your family’s loss, and pray for your peace as you trust Him for comfort in these difficult days.

  6. Deepest condolences to Jim’s family, I worked with Jim for many of years at the Downtown mall…. Rip Jim

    1. Nancy and family, We are saddened to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. Sending our strength and prayers to you all as you grieve your loss. We will remember him as a blessing to you and our community.

  7. Nancy, Colleen and I are so sorry for your loss. We pray for God’s comfort through the coming weeks.
    Mike and Colleen Penner

  8. Awe…I’m sorry to hear this but I know he is at peace with his maker. Jim was a really special guy. He was a very hard working man and always so pleasant to work with. Rest In Peace Jim.

  9. Dear Nancy and family;
    We are saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We are praying for the Lord to give you comfort in this time of grief but rejoicing he is seeing his Saviour face to face. “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
    Love Mark and Anne

  10. Jim was such a sweet sweet man. Always gave a kind word. He loved Jesus and was not afraid to speak of him. I had a lot of respect for him. RIP Jim.

  11. Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at the DCC when Jim worked there, he always had a smile and sometimes a hug when he came into our store. He loved you all so much and often told us stories about the children. I have seen him many times over the years and he always took a minute to chat, he will be missed. Cathy

  12. Nancy & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing and we know he is the arms of Jesus.

    Brent & Colleen

  13. Dear Nancy and Family – Love and Prayers for all of you! Jim’s quiet manner and great smile will be missed! Phyllis VanBemmel and Family

  14. Dear Nancy and Family
    May your family find comfort in sharing the cherished moments together.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Al and Bonnie Goldsmith

  15. Dear Nancy,
    Although l only met you, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    May God strengthen you as only He can.
    Love Wendy

  16. We only weap but for a season, for joy will come again. So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings for strength, comfort and healing through this difficult time.
    The DePass Family

  17. I am so very sorry for your loss Nancy. Your Jim impacted many hearts & lives with his love for the Lord & willingly shared with whoever would listen.
    He was a quiet gentle man with a big heart. I Rejoice with you knowing you will be together again in eternity!
    All my love,
    Judy Paling

  18. Prayers going out for you Nancy and your family as you go through this time of loss and sadness! Such a blessing for the hope we have that is a comfort knowing the best is yet to come and we are not alone. My earliest memories take me back to the mall food court when Jim was cleaning there. He was busy but always took time to speak to you with his cheery smile! Treasure the memories! Love you! Susan, Mike and family!❤️

  19. Dearest Nancy, our condolences to you and your family. May the peace of YAH overshadow you and HIS Joy be your strength.

  20. We’re very sorry for your loss.
    I’m so glad that I got to see you both on Thanksgiving.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

  21. Nancy and Ben

    Deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. I’m sorry I did not respond sooner but I was not aware. Keeping you in prayer. Call anytime if you need to chat.

  22. I have known Jim since my high school days, when we were car absorbed. I painted one of his cars in the outside conditions.
    Needles to say the mosquitos were about flying and landed on the wet paint.
    The next day Jim was over and Im not sure wether the word “Bummer had been constituted yet. Some of us laughed. Jim did not think it was funny.
    I can remember Jim working in his dad’s used furniture store on Market St., and they lend us the pick truck with a full size box to move me and his brother to London to go to College.
    We shared an apartment in London in the ’70s were we were both working.
    I came back to Chatham in ’78 and we collaborated with house repair and helping, when HELP was needed.
    We were both at Siemens Automotive, until both of our retirements.
    He would often visit with a “half a dozen”, and he would get pleasure of bringing the “Squishy one, that was not on my #.One List”.
    Life is precious and we are not privy to our destiny.
    One thing that Jim would always be ready to discuss… “Are You ready …. to be Saved.”
    Rest in Peace Jim.

  23. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always fun to be around and we had some great times around the Chatham area, when we were a lot younger. I remember Jim would come over to our house on a Saturday morning and, ask my mother if me and my brother John were home. My mother would say, yes, but they are still sleeping. Why don’t you go up there and get them up, and he would! He would say” Let’s get going guys “! That was Jim. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.

    Tom Hoy

  24. Dear Nancy
    So sorry to hear about your Husband Jim. My condolences. I remember how you so kindly visited me when Kim passed away. I only wish I could do the same for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sally Clements

  25. My deepest condolences to Jim’s family. I only knew him from my best friend Ron McIntyre who passed in 2015. He would come to Ron’s apt. & Maple City Residence to visit Ron. Jim sat next to me a few times at G.D.A.C. & I can say he was a friend that showed & gave love, as I seen it in the short time I knew him. But now him & Ron can renew their friendship in their new & forever home. Rest in peace Jim, for you are a good friend that gives love from the heart. Rest in Peace Jim

  26. My deepest condolences to the family. Jim was a good friend and always ready to lend a helping hand.

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