St Gabriel Catholic Church
13734 Twin Peaks Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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Poway James W. Thornbury "James T." - Country Bluesman, passed away October 1, 2017. He was one of 11 children of J. P. and Jeanne Thornbury. He was born in Cincinnati, OH, where he began his music career with a band while in high school. Upon the family moving to the west coast, James committed himself to playing country and blues music for the next 50 years of his life. He played with the Boogie Band, "Canned Heat" for 10 years as a front man, playing slide guitar, harmonica and lead vocals. On a trip performing in Australia he met his wife, Molly and they had two daughters. He remained there to work and raise his family for 25 years.James was a quiet and humble man. He touched many on and off stage. He will be missed greatly by family, friends and fans around the world. His little "Aussie" family was there when he peacefully passed away in Gold Coast, Australia. There will be a memorial mass on October 26, at 1:00 pm, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 13734 Twin Peaks Rd. Poway, CA 92064. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ pomeradonews . James W. Thornbury September 5, 1949 - October 1, 2017
Published in the Pomerado News on Oct. 12, 2017
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