James Wighton

Obituary of James Wighton

WIGHTON, William James "Jim"

Born December 5, 1934 in Windsor, ON, passed away June 24, 2017 at Iler Lodge in Essex, ON. Jim was predeceased by his father William, mother Annie, sister Thelma Waldron, brothers Bill and Mac and nephew Keith Waldron. Uncle to niece Lois Copley, Windsor; David Waldron, Calgary, AB; Clifford Clark (Wilma), Spruce Grove, AB. Great Uncle to Corey, Lindsay, Nikki and Casey, all of Alberta. He was known as Uncle Jim to many over the years. Jim served in the Canadian Air Force from 1953-1985, Bombardier/De Havilland from 1986-1996 and then returned to Windsor, ON. The last three years of his life in Iler Lodge. He always had a story or joke to tell and a song to sing. The staff at Iler became an extended family to him. As per Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. If you so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association by contacting Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends may share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca