ELLIOTT, James Frederick
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Was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on December 18, 1923, son of Dora and Simon Elliott. He was one of four children- Doreen, Gordon and June. Jim met the love of his life, Joan, and they enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 55 years. He was the loving and supportive father of Lisa and husband Rod Hurst and Scott and wife Diane Elliott. Jim was affectionately known as "Umpa" to his four grandchildren, whom he was infinitely proud of - Andrew and Devin Hurst and Mitchell and Kendall Elliott. Jim was a D-day veteran and was proud to serve as a medic in France, Holland and Belgium during WWII. He was chosen to represent Canada and the medical corps at the 50 th anniversary of D-Day. He was paymaster for the Essex Scottish for over 20 years. Jim served as past president of the Military Institute of Windsor and was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12. He chaired the Essex Kent Scottish Reunion committee for over 15 years. He was delighted to speak to school children on November 11th about the role of Canadians during WWII. Jim was honoured to receive the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in November 2012. Jim was an employee of Ford Motor Company in Canada and the United States for 30 years as a computer programmer. During their retirement, they travelled extensively and took several cruises. Jim and Joan were fortunate to travel back to France, Holland and Belgium numerous times for anniversary celebrations. He loved his home and enjoyed gardening, especially planting his multiple pots of amaryllis bulbs from Holland. He also loved to golf and curl. He was blessed with a wonderful and long life, full of rich experiences. Jim passed March 27, 2013 surrounded by the deep love of his family. If you desire, donations to Transition to Betterness or Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Friday 3-5 pm and 7-9pm. Veteran's service Saturday at 12:30pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00pm at
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Published in The Windsor Star on Mar. 30, 2013