Jim Covert

Date of Birth

November 30, 1942

Date of Death

September 3, 2023

City of Death


Jim was born in Chicago on November 30, 1942. He passed away on Sept. 3, 2023 in Canada.

Jim was raised in West Frankfort, Il until his late teens. There he played basketball, participated in school activities and made beautiful sketches, a talent he carried through his life. In 1964 he moved with his family to Santa Barbara, CA. An idyllic life was spent in the beautiful beach town. He began working in Maintenance at UCSB in 1966 and retired in 2001. After retirement his next adventure took him to Canada to marry the love of his life, Christine. Together they weathered many of life’s challenges and laughed together until the end.

Jim was predeceased by his brother Patrick, his father Leo Frank, his mother Dorothy and his sister Joy. He leaves behind his sister Jane (Mark), niece Erin (Derek), and nephew Patrick (Lindsey). He also leaves behind step son Julian and grandchildren Grady and Schuyler. Lastly he leaves behind his nephew Michael (Nita), and niece Kathy (Roger). All of the above referenced people played a huge role in his life and he loved them dearly.

Most importantly, he leaves his heartbroken wife Christine, step daughters Emily and Laura and grandchildren Lyrica, Lydia and Madelyn. Christine and Jim built a life of love and strength and cherished their 23 years together.

Services will be held near Jim’s home in St. Catherine’s, Ontario at a later date.

God speed Jim- We love you.


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