James J. Montague
- June 21, 2012
- Lake Elmo, Minnesota
of James' Passing
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Memories & Candles
What a Friend in Deed - When in Need! Jim was always there to answer any of our questions about our Swifts, We will surely miss him. Love & condolences to the family. Another Swifter, Larry N3371K & N3289K
Posted by: Larry Rengstorf, SMSgt, USAF, Ret - Windsor, CA Jul 10, 2012
Marianne, my hart goes out to you and the girls. Your family, and Jim will always be in my hart. We have all lost a great person.
Posted by: Jimmy Williams - Venice, FL - friend Jun 30, 2012
Jim....a big brother...someone to look up to in so many ways. He was always a mechanic at heart, a pilot , a story teller , truly he will be missed but he is happy now in heaven with Mom and Dad. Love and sympathy to Marianne, Margy, Ann, Mary Lynn and families from Mary Ann and Manuel
Posted by: Mary Ann Valdez - San Antonio, TX Jun 29, 2012
From the first time I started asking Jim lots of questions before I purchased my Swift (and how patient he was with me!) to loaning me parts needed for fit checks as we assembled our aircraft, Jim always lent a helping hand without hesitation. I'm certain that everyone in the Swift community has benefited from Jim's knowledge and advice at one time or another. He will be missed by all.
Posted by: Karl Johanson - San Diego, CA Jun 28, 2012
Jim was one of the kindest men I've known... always there to help with a Swift problem or question. His knowledge and commitment to the Swift will be sorely missed. God's speed Jim....
Posted by: Don & Annie Thomson - Salem, OR Jun 27, 2012
My only wish is that I was not out of town that weekend.
Posted by: Patrick Moore - W.B.TWP, MN Jun 27, 2012
Monty made taking care of my toy so much easier and always made me feel good even when he must have been answering the same question for the millionth time. We are all certainly poorer in his absence.
Posted by: Jared (Jed) Smith - Huntington Beach, CA Jun 27, 2012
We met Jim while on temporary assignment in MN 20 years ago. We had both our Swifts there and will always remember Jim's help and advice. Godspeed and fair weather Mr Jim!
Posted by: Rick & Lana Stroud - New Market, AL Jun 27, 2012
When I was about to purchase my first Swift airplane, I was given the name of two people to talk to -- Bud England and Jim Montague. Sadly, now both have Gone West. I knew no one in the Swift community but when I talked to Jim, we talked as if we were old frineds. I talked and e-mailed Jim occasionally and we always had a great conversation about aviation, especially about the Swift. I will miss Jim's friendship and his caretaker status for the Swift. Fair Skies Jim, as you proceed West.
Posted by: Steve Roth - Madison, VA Jun 26, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was gentleman and such an asset to all of the Swift pilots. He was a great member of the Swift Association, and he will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Paula Neal - Dayton, OH Jun 26, 2012