“Cycling was his true passion from his first race as a pee wee, which he won. He competed all over Canada and the United States. James was on the Manitoba Provincial Team until his kidneys failed, even after his diagnosis he continued to ride and train right up until his passing. He was a licensed coach and cycling commissaire, enjoyed helping young riders develop and loved to watch them compete.”
James will be missed by the cycling community. On behalf of the MCA we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Jim, Joyce, and Kathleen O’Brien for the loss of their son and brother James.