Peacefully at his residence on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Marina (née Kershaw) and loving father to Mark, Allison (David Merrow) and Lori Melanson. Proud grandfather of Zachary, Ryan and Matthew. Survived by his brother Michel (Late Denise), and predeceased by his brothers; Guy (late Colette) and Jean (Reina). Will be dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his faithful dog Maggie.
Paisiblement à sa résidence le samedi 11 mai 2019 à l’âge de 81 ans. Il était l’époux bien-aimé de Marina (née Kershaw). Il laisse également ses enfants Mark, Allison (David Merrow) et Lori Melanson. Fier grand-papa de Zachary, Ryan et Matthew. Il laisse son frère Michel (feue Denise),et est prédécédé de ses frères; Guy (feue Colette) et Jean (Reina). Cher oncle de plusieurs neveux et nièces. Il sera grandement manqué par sa loyale chienne Maggie.
Friends are invited to gather at the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa, On Thursday May 30th after 1 p.m. Interment will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at 2 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Jacques’s life and reception.
Parents et amis sont invités à se rassembler au Centre commémoratif national Beechwood, 280 av. Beechwood, Ottawa le jeudi 30 mai à compter de 13h. L’inhumation aura lieu au Cimetière militaire national des Forces canadiennes à 14h. suivie d’une réception.
In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Care Ottawa – Ruddy Shenkman Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Pour ceux qui le désirent, des dons à la Société canadienne du Cancer où à la Maison de soins palliatifs d’Ottawa - Hospice Ruddy Shenkman seraient grandement appréciés.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was such a kind man and he will forever be remembered fondly by many, many people. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Marina, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing we had many great years together in bases we served at throughout our military careers. Info was passed to me from friends in Ontario. Keep Well.
Marina and family - so very sorry for your loss
Ione and Harry Doyle
I was sad to hear about Jim. He was a great individual and I am glad that I new Him
Jean and Bill Richardson
So sad to hear this. He truly was a wonderful gentleman. Worked with him for several years and will always cherish the memories
Jacques you will be missed.
Trudy and Jim Smith
Marina and Fanily
WE are so very sorry for your loss. Your Jim
was an amazing and caring Man. He really was a true Gentleman and you were both lucky to have had 60 years together.
May you rest in peace .Till we meet again love your sister inlaw
Michael Thomas Paquette
Mark, I didn't know your Dad personally but I certainly knew him through you and how you felt about him. My deepest condolences to you, your Mom and your sisters.
John & Helen Purtell
We will certainly miss him, Will always remember the good times in Florida.