I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and Singing Cadet colleague, Jimmy. Words cannot express the honor I feel to have known him. Jimmy and I were both in the Singing Cadets for 20 semesters! I know that "Happy Day" will echo throughout his "new" home in Paradise! God bless you, Jimmy! And my prayers and thoughts are with those you have left behind! Hopefully, I will again see you...keep the card deck handy, Jimmy!
I send my prayers and condolences to the family.
My deepest sympathy to you and your's. Jim was the best boss I ever had the pleasure to work with.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr Cain, but I know he was a good man and a good father because I've come to know and cherish as a friend his beloved daughter Michelle. I can see where she gets her infectious smile! Rest in Peace Dear Sir, and I thank you for the friend you've given me, Michelle.
Another star in heaven shines brighter today. Jim had such kind, and gentle spirit always letting laughter lighten the mood and feed the soul. What a gift & blessing you shared with so many. Prayers go out to Liz and Michelle as well as family and friends. You will be missed. God Bless & Eternal peace be with you.
Liz, our queen meet'ins just won't be the same without our Spud Stud. He was a true gentleman and such a kind soul... always at the ready with a smile and genuine laughter at our shenanigans. And oh how he loved you! I'm so sorry for your broken heart. My love and sympathy goes out to you and all of his family.
Thank you, Liz, for sharing your Spud Stud with us! He was the finest concierge to the queens that ever walked the earth. He truly embraced the motto, “Oh, NO! Let ME handle that.” We will miss you so, Jimmy D!
Apollo, Mustang Tammy SPQ #4, Laramie, Wyoming
In the 30+ years I knew Jim Cain he was my boss, my associate, my competitor, my mentor, antagonist and most importantly, my friend. The world is a better place for Jim having been in it. Deepest sympathy to Liz and the family.
My prayers to Jim's family - specifically Liz and Michelle. Jim always had a huge smile on his face, and a hug for everyone, even a girl who adopted his wife's family as her own. God bless.
Fond memories of my three years in Singing Cadets with Jim, his help with some difficult calculus hurdles, and his unfailing friendship. His laugh brightened many a room. My thoughts and prayers are for his family and friends.
Jim had that wonderful ability to light up the room like rays of sunshine whenever he entered ---- we always knew when Jim was in the room and appreciated his sense of humor and laughter! We will also miss Jim's love of cooking --- especially his award-winning Texas Chili ---- no beans for this native Texan! The "Road Kill" award was the funniest, and somehow it has "disappeared" over the years. Jim's chili was the best, awards or not, and his friendliness, not to mention his incredible business and industry acumen, will be sorely missed by many.
Jim will be missed by many...Joe & Linda Stiles
I remember Jim and always appreceiated his positive attitude and willingness to serve.
Jimmy Cain was a wonderful guy to sing with, tour with, and laugh with. He sure could belt out "Oh Happy Day".
Came along after Jimmy's days in the Singing Cadets but he was an eternal presence. His sense of humor was welcome and infectious. We will miss him at Reunion. Gods blessings on his family.
Jim was "the old man" and my mentor during my first tour with the Singing Cadets. During my second tour we were among the select group of Cadets who were married, and he and his wife were role models for all.
Vaya con Dios.
I did not know Jim for very long but his wife Elizabeth has my sympathy and support. Elizabeth is my favorite niece and my love and prayers go out to her and the rest of the family. Love, Aunt Billie
Many of us Former Singing Cadets remember Jimmy singing "O Happy Day" at our reunions. He certainly is in a better place today. Prayers going up for his family and many friends. What a great guy to remember!
Jim was a great friend durIng our four years together in the Singing Cadets at A&M. He was an inspirational leader and kept things lively on Bus #2.
I feel so fortunate to have known Jimmy in the Singing Cadets. I'll remember his voice, his sense of humor and his gracious assistance to each new group of Buffos. Buffo was the term affectionately attached to new members of the Singing Cadets. A buffo is the male singer of comic roles in opera, a clown. Godspeed Jimmy. You will be missed.
All the fun on Bus 2, great spades and hearts player. He lifted hearts over and over with "O Happy Day", most of our audiences crying with joy. Thank you Jim and God bless. Mark Burrus '76
I had the privilege of knowing Jim through the Texas A&M Singing Cadets and his great love for music and Texas A&M University. I will forever remember Jim when I hear the Singing Cadets sing "O Happy Day" which he sang every year at reunion.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Cain. May all be comforted by reflecting on the many wonderful memories that you can cherish forever.
We are all united not only in our desire to pay our respects to Jim but rather in our need to do so. Following his untimely death, his extraordinary professional contributions are recognized by the deluge of emails, texts, and telephone calls received from friends and colleagues worldwide.
These outpourings of heartfelt thoughts are a more remarkable tribute to Jim than I can ever hope to offer to him as his friend of many years and business partner of ten years.
Jim Cain, industry leader and educator, was a man of legendary integrity, good humour, and reliability.
I worked with Jim at Aero Service and stayed friends after we both left. He introduced us to the Mucky Duck and to life in Anguilla. He will be missed.
I worked with Jim at Aero Service / Western Geo.
Great guy with an infectious positive spirit.
My wonderful cousin. He will really be missed. I loved his great spirit and got to know him better in the last few years. I will never forget his old VW bus and how he fried bananas for us when I was a small child!
Enjoy your domino game with the family dad! I miss you so. You will always be in my heart!!! You were the best!
I only worked with Jim a short time here at ExxonMobil. He is already missed by all his companions here and in the G&C. He was a gentleman and a funny spirit...I liked him greatly.
Jim, a great guy. One that will be truly missed. The world will be a 'quieter' place without you Jim and I this comes from the guy who shared an adjacent office to you!! You will never be forgotten.