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n January  19, 2019, at age 85,   the same Bible. They trusted Christ,
               our dear friend and faithful   were baptized and joined the Brandon
        Oservant of the Lord, Jim Webb,       assembly. They remained steadfast in the
        was called home to be with the Lord he   faith for 50 years, our brother passing
        loved and served. Our beloved brother   away only recently at age 99. In the early
        had a tremendous zeal for the gospel and   70s, Jim did pioneer work 500 miles north
        was commended full time to the Lord’s   in Thompson, MB, as well as Whitemouth,
        work in 1966 by believers meeting in the   east of Winnipeg.
        Gospel Hall in Brandon, Manitoba. Jim   Jim placed thousands of John 3:16
        had been actively involved in outreach   gospel texts in motel rooms along 2000
        work in small rural communities nearby   miles of the Trans- Canada Highway from
        for several years. In the fall of 1979, Jim   Thunder Bay, ON to Vancouver, BC and
        moved with his wife (Muriel) and family   within the last decade at Burgessville, ON.
        (4 daughters Colleen, Daphne, Barbara &   He usually visited an upscale motel in the
        Alison) to Portage la Prairie, MB, and was   community first, explaining the detailed
        commended to gospel work by believers   artwork of the original painting, adding
        meeting in the Portage Gospel Hall. Jim’s   that no one should object to an actual verse
        faithful wife, Muriel (nee Ronald), passed   from the Bible, which was commonly
        away only 2 months prior to our brother’s   placed in motel rooms by the Gideon Bible
        homecall.                             Society. Most owners or managers were
          In the late 60s, Jim carried on pioneer   impressed with the artwork and asked
        work in Rivers and Cardale, MB, just north   about the possibility of the framed texts
        of Brandon. At Cardale, a farming couple   being stolen. Jim said it didn’t bother him
        in their late 40s who had been studying the   if people wanted them in their homes:
        Scriptures with the JWs were impressed   “Just give me a call and I’ll replace them
        with the gospel being presented using   on my next trip through.”

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