James 'Jim' Giczi

May 24, 1963 ~ September 6, 2019

On Friday, September 6, 2019, James ‘Jim’ Giczi passed away suddenly at the age of 56.

Jim was born on May 24, 1963 in Regina, Saskatchewan to Imre and Elaine (Doidge) Giczi.  On July 31, 1987 he married his beloved wife, Tanis Michelle Giczi.  They were raising two sons, Zachary James and Alexander John Giczi.

On August 6, 1991 Jim was sworn in as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He proudly served for 28 years. Jim has previously been stationed in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Coquitlam and Fort Nelson, BC.  He has spent the last 17 years serving the Yukon as a Forensic Identification Specialist.

Jim was always on the go. He has been an active member of the Whitehorse Oldtimers Hockey League as well as the Co-Ed Slo-Pitch league. If you were looking for Jim between 5:30 and 7:00 in the morning, you’d find him working out in the gym.  He loved to share what he did for a living, giving presentations to countless high school classes, participating in the PARTY program, and presenting to other agencies in the territory.  Jim’s other passion was his motorcycle. He loved to head out on a nice day and go for a spin on ‘his baby.’ It is somehow fitting that he left our lives this way.

Jim will be remembered for the pride and joy he had for his sons.  He would tell anyone that would listen what they were up to now, and show his most recent photos of them.  He will also be remembered for his quick wit, his honesty and forthright demeanor and his willingness to help anyone. Perhaps most of all, Jim will be remembered for his shorts.  He has left some wondering if he even owned a pair of pants.

Jim was predeceased by his mother Elaine.  He is survived by his wife Tanis, their two children Zachary and Alexander, his father Imre Giczi, sisters Maria Giczi and Tina (Duane) Hamilton, along with nieces, great nieces, a great nephew, and several cousins.

The family of Sgt. Jim Giczi would like to invite family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and community members to a memorial service to honour and celebrate Jim’s life on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm, Vanier Catholic Secondary School, 16 Duke Road, Whitehorse, Yukon.
 
Informal dress code only. In order to give Jim the best possible tribute, you are strongly encouraged to wear jeans, shorts, Harley
Davidson t-shirts, classic rock t-shirts (especially AC/DC and KISS), Patriots jerseys, Riders jerseys, hockey jerseys, and softball jerseys.  *No formal attire, suits, collared shirts or ties! Please dress casually.

5 Comments

  1. Ron Boulton

    Sincere condolences from Fort Nelson Old Wolves hockey club. Jim was a great member of our team during his time in Fort Nelson. We will raise a toast to him at our first game this year and his name will go on our plaque for fallen members.

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  2. Scott Warnica

    Tanis and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s tragic passing. We have fond memories of our time together in Fort Nelson 20 years ago.
    Scott & D’Arcy Warnica

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  3. Trine Dennis

    Tanis, Zachary and Alexander,

    My sincere condolences to all of you.

    Love to all of you.

    Trine

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  4. Jean Renaud

    Jim, Maria, Tina, Tanis and boys. I was so sorry to hear of your tragic loss of Jim. May your best memories of Jim get you through your difficult time. The last time I saw Jim was at (my best friend’s, Elaine’s) funeral. If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.

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  5. Dawn Ansell

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Jim Giczi. This was an unfortunate and untimely loss. Our families were friends in the late 60’s and early 70’s in Regina. Jim’s Dad, who we know as Jimmy, worked with my Dad at the RCMP depot and he remains a friend of my Dad’s. We shared many weekends camping and the best water fights at Echo Lake. I know Jim’s family is incredibly proud of him and his meritorious public service. Thank you for your service Sgt Giczi. Dawn Ansell for the family of Ron Ansell.

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