James Ranta

James Ranta

Tuesday, July 10th, 1956 Sunday, May 5th, 2019

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Obituary for James William Ranta

James William Ranta, age 62 years, passed away peacefully after a short aggressive battle of cancer on Sunday, May 5, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Family was always very important to James. He enjoyed the outdoors camping with his family and going on family vacations. He was always up for a Tim Hortons coffee or a trip for ice cream. James had been a transport driver for the last 27 years. He took pride with his career, most recently being with Erb Transport.

James will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his amazing wife Laura, daughter Alissa (Chris), grandson Lucas and granddog Marty Potec, son Derek and daughter Crystal. He was predeceased by his daughter Kaitlyn and parents Eric and Lois Ranta.

Special thanks to Dr. Trochimchuk, the staff and doctors a the TBRHSC Cancer Centre, homecare nurses Georgette and Treena, Dr. Bezanson, St. Joseph’s Hospice Unit- especially nurses Nicole, Victoria and Lorraine. The overwhelming love and support from family, friends and coworkers has been amazing.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Church, 88 Clayte Street with Rev. Ciaran Donnelly officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baby’s Breath Canada or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Margaret's R. C. Church
    88 Clayte Street
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    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    Rev. Ciaran Donnelly

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Comment | Posted at 01:18pm via Memorial Tree

Randy Mior

Laura and family, sincere condolences for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Paula, Randy & Family
Comment | Posted at 08:39am via Condolence

Donna Nutikka

To the family of Jamie Ranta, my sincerest condolences to all.. We spent a lot of time, in our very younger years together as families, and I have great memories of those times. Our mothers were best friends. I am sorry I cant be there today. Love and a big hug to all. Donna Nutikka.
I'd like to leave my phone number if family would like to get in touch, as we haven't been in so many years. 807-472-2431.
Comment | Posted at 08:20am via Condolence

Rosemary Miller

So sorry for your loss Laura. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Rosemary Miller
Comment | Posted at 08:55pm via Condolence

Tanya Baker

Laura, Alissa, Derek and Crystal:
Sending love and condolences to all of you. In all the years I babysat for you, James was a loving and hard working father. I am sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 07:34pm via Condolence

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