Jamie Wade Moffat was born October 5, 1976 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, the youngest son of Donald and Shirley Moffat.
Jamie grew up on a farm in the Armley district along with his brothers, Brian and Gary, a dog Spy, lots of cats and a big farm yard to play in. He also learned to work on the farm, helping with the garden, mowing lots of grass, driving equipment and hauling grain.
Jamie was blessed to have both sets of grandparents nearby. He was the youngest grandchild living near them and they lavished lots of love and attention on him. Many hours were also spent with extended family, many of who lived nearby.
Jamie went to school in Codette and then to LP Miller in Nipawin where he graduated.
He loved to draw and was quite good at it. He seemed to like superheroes, and drew a lot of Superman pictures.
Many summer vacations were spent at the lake. Jamie liked fishing well enough, but what he really loved was to swim. He also enjoyed a good roaring campfire.
Jamie played softball, was in Boy Scout and also drama club at
LP Miller. He really enjoyed drama. When they performed Grease at LP Miller he was the envy of the other guys. They had to try to curl their hair but his curl came naturally.
When Jamie was little he took some trips to Hudson Bay with Grandma and Grandpa Warner to visit Aunt Gloria and Uncle Neil, proudly carrying his little brown suitcase.
For a while he candy striped at Pineview Lodge. On those days he stayed overnight with Grandma Moffat. They played many games of crib. This was a fond memory for him.
After high school Jamie moved to Edmonton where he lived with his brothers and took some culinary arts courses at NAIT. Following that, he clerked at Safeway, then worked in two different high end hotels in downtown Edmonton in food services.
In his early twenties something started to go wrong. Jamie was diagnosed with schizophrenia. From being a happy, outgoing person with a positive outlook, he became unable to hold down a job and had trouble being around people for any length of time. When he was on his medication things were better, but never good. Through all the difficult times he remained a gentle, peace loving person.
When Brian and Dawn presented the family with triplet girls, those nieces found a special place in his heart. He loved to help them open Christmas presents or assemble toys. He was a thinker and those assembly jobs challenged him.
Jamie died unexpectedly June 30, 2019 in Edmonton. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Robbie and Signe Warner, Lawrence and Dorothy Moffat and his uncle Ed Moffat.
He is survived by his parents Donald and Shirley Moffat, brother Brian (Dawn) and their three daughters, Eleanor, Ava and Jillian and brother Gary.