MARCHANT, George Edmund "Jim"
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Left the loving arms of his family into the arms of his Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Iler Lodge Long Term Care Centre. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband and father at the age of 92. Devoted and cherished husband of Ruth "Pennie" Marchant for 66 years. Loving father of Brian (Diane), Colleen Nurmi (Al), Brent (Jeanine), Vicki Bennett, late Paul (July 2002), Winton (Vicki) and Eileen Steed (Dan). Fondly remembered by daughter-in- law Linda Marchant. Proud grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Dearest brother of Mione Stones (Ray), and predeceased by his sisters Dorothy Kelk, Joyce Groombridge and Edith "Mickey" Pageau. Special friend to David Hines. Jim spent his life committed to his Lord and Saviour, always seeking to exemplify biblical teachings. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Essex Scottish Regiment and served as a Medical Sergeant during WWII. He fought at Dieppe and was awarded the military medal by King George VI. For many years he owned and operated West End Hardware, later working at Sears as a department manager until his retirement. Anyone who knew him soon realized that he possessed a gift for inventing, building and fixing things, and has left a legacy of boats, bird houses, feeders, etc. His second love next to his family was animals, and over the years nurtured many and spent much time caring for injured birds.The family would like to give thanks to the caring staff at Iler Lodge. Visiting at the
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre,
87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex
on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:30 am. Rev. Don Theobald officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Windsor Essex Humane Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at
Reid Funeral Home
87 Maidstone Avenue East
Essex , ON N8M 2J3
Published in The Windsor Star from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013