James Yakimoski

James "Jamie" Yakimoski

1978 - 2023

James Yakimoski

James "Jamie" Yakimoski

1978 - 2023


In Loving Memory of James (Jamie) Yakimoski

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Jesse Yakimoski on November 26, 2023 at the age of 45. James will be terribly missed but never forgotten.

James was born on January 1, 1978 to parents Jim and Loretta (Westvelt) Yakimoski in Preeceville, SK. His sister Kristin was born three years later and baby sister Lauren followed five years after. James grew up on the family farm outside Lintlaw, SK and attended school in Lintlaw and Kelvington. He also attended the University of Saskatchewan and SIAST.

James owned homes in both Lintlaw and Kelvington but his true “home” was his cabin north of Lintlaw, where he spent much of his free time. Nothing brought him more peace than drinking coffee on his cabin deck in the morning or listening to the crackle of the fire in the woodstove. James loved spending time in the bush, quadding and snowmobiling, logging with Jim, and working at the warm-up stop on the Lintlaw “75.”

James worked primarily as a truck driver and for local farmers. He worked alongside many members of the community on road construction and would often recall funny stories about working on various crews. In 2011, James fulfilled a lifelong dream and drove a truck on the ice roads in the North West Territories. He was well-known for being a skilled truck driver and even won an award for safety while trucking on the ice roads.

James loved to travel; he took many trips out to the Kootenay Mountains in BC to visit friends and family. James always wanted to return to the NWT and in 2016, he and his parents drove up to Yellowknife to see the midnight sun. James and Lauren travelled together to Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. He had friends from all across Canada and the United States.

James remained close with all of his friends from childhood. For nearly 20 years, this friend group went on an annual camping trip to Northern Saskatchewan. James was involved in many community organizations – the Lintlaw “75” Snowmobile Derby, Lintlaw Recreation Centre, the Timberline Wildlife Federation, Mud Bogs Association and many other events held in Lintlaw.

James loved anything with an engine, and even better if it was diesel powered. Over the past few years, he bought and restored two old tractors with his dad – a 1949 John Deere D and a John Deere R. James took so much pride in his work, his vehicles, his cabin and his community. James had a passion for learning and wanted to know how the world works. He will be loved and remembered by all who knew him.

Left behind to cherish his memories are:  parents Jim and Loretta of Kelvington, SK;  sister Kristin (Ryan) Mottram - nephews Cole and Corwin and niece Leah of Kelvington, SK;  and sister Lauren (Hector Hernandez) Yakimoski of Kelvington, SK as well as a host of extended  family.

James was predeceased by his grandparents Adolph and Pauline Yakimoski, and Lenard and Helen Westvelt; aunt Jean Mattson; uncles Edward and Henry Yakimoski.

Funeral Service

1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Lintlaw Hall, 2nd Ave. West, Lintlaw, SK


Virtual Service

Please visit James Yakimoski’s

memorial page on www.narfasons.com to attend the service virtually


Those wishing to send cards of caring & sympathy  may send them to

The Yakimoski Family

P.O. Box 772, Kelvington, SK, S0A 1W0


Donations in memory of James

may be made to

a charity of  one’s choice.


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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:00 pm
Lintlaw Hall
2nd Avenue West
Lintlaw, Saskatchewan, Canada