James E., born in Gays River, NS, June 18, 1921, passed away in Abbotsford, BC April 15, 2006. Survived byhis wife Betty of Abbotsford, BC; one brother and three sisters in NS and his son Gordon in Winnipeg, MB; stepchildren Laurie Strocel of Abbotsford and Rod Grant of Coquitlam; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Joined the RCAF in Halifax in 1940, joined the Canada Customs in Windsor in 1945, retired in Abbotsford after 30 years service. After retiring he enjoyed running a hobby farm for 17 year and was a life long member of the Canadian Legion.
A family celebration of his life will be held. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart Fund or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Following cremation his ashes will be interred in the family plot of Gays River, NS.