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James Watson BACQUE
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JAMES WATSON BACQUE (Jim) Peacefully, after a short illness, on September 13, 2019 at the age of 90. Jim is remembered by his beloved wife of 64 years, Elisabeth (née Marani); his children, Susan (Simon), Catherine (Alan), Ben (Christy) and Andrew (Gemma); his ten grandchildren; and his two great-grandchildren. He loved his family, his home on Heath Street East, delighted in his friends, the Georgian Bay, music, Elisabeth's paintings, the Bahamas, canoeing, sailing and playing tennis with the 'Sunshine boys' at the Badminton and Racquet Club. During his long literary career he was a journalist, editor (MacMillan of Canada), publisher (newpress), author of history, fiction, biography, plays and poetry, and was a founding member of the Writers' Union of Canada. Jim had an unsurpassed and infectious joie de vivre. A gathering will be held at St. James on-the-lines Church Hall, 200 Church Street, Penetanguishene on Saturday, September 28, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. In his memory: raise a glass, plant a tree, sing a song, write a poem, make a gift, have a laugh. Donations to Hospice Huronia ( would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at the Georgian Bay General Hospital. "By words the mind is winged" Aristophanes

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Sep. 21 to Sep. 25, 2019.
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August 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Miller
January 31, 2020
Dear Ms. Bacque and Family: My heartfelt condolences for your loss! I never met James Bacque in person, but after reading his several writings he became very dear to my heart. What meant a lot to me were his writings about Germany, since I was born in 1934 in the City of Kassel, Germany, and lived throughout the terrible World War II and it's aftermath with the terrible starvation years.
James Bacque brought it to light for every one to digest in their minds.
May he rest in peace. God bless his wife and family.
Walter H. Euler, Sr.
Walter Euler, Sr.
January 31, 2020
Walter Euler, Sr.
November 8, 2019
Remembering a great historian & writer who contributed so much to the world's knowledge of a tragic era of our times. Eternal memory, Rest in Peace.
Jen&Ralph WATZKE
October 2, 2019
Will always remember our discussions about WWll and seeing you
at the pool after you arrived downing a bathrobe with ties flying in the
wind... a wonderful, unique person.... so happy you were in my life....

Chris Bannerman ♂
Chris Bannerman
September 24, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jim will be missed.
Lisa Barton
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