EECOL’s Jim Sinneave passes at age 80
By Anthony Capkun
It is with sadness that Electrical Business announces the passing of Jim Sinneave, owner of EECOL, on September 4 at the age of 80. Jim was born in Regina, Sask., on September 4, 1929. On June 4, 1949, he married Marion, and together they made their home in Regina.
Jim began his career with EECOL Electric in Regina, working for many
years within the company before becoming president and CEO. As owner of
EECOL, Jim always remained active in the company, until his passing.
Among other organizations across North America, he was an active
supporter in his community, being a major contributor to the Children’s
In 2007, Jim began the Sinneave Family Foundation to help people with
autism. Jim is survived by his wife Marion of 60 years; daughter Debbie
Foss; sons and daughter-in-law, Rob Sinneave and Rick and Brune
Sinneave; as well as six grandchildren.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis &
Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary) on
Friday, September 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If friends so desire,
in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the
Sinneave Family Foundation (3820 – 24 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 2X9,
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