1937 - 2021
Obituary of James Elford
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ELFORD, James "Jim"
passed away peacefully in his sleep with family by his side on March 3, 2021 at Erie Shores Hospice Residential Home. Beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Kettels). Loving Dad of Christine Elford and husband Bill Massis. Dearest brother of Barry Elford, Helen Stowe (late Steve), Carol Andres (Pete) and predeceased by his siblings, Bruce, Donald, Bob (late Elsie) and Jack (late Jean). Dear brother-in-law of Patricia Pike (late Richard) and Donna Kettels (late Bill Hesbon). Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his fur friend and companion Charlie. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the wonderful staff and volunteers at Erie Shores Hospice, that took such good care of Jim during his six week stay. Also to Dr. Ron Biswas for all of his kindness, support and knowledge in the beginning stages of Jim's journey. Jim retired from Chrysler in 2000 after more than 37 years of service. He enjoyed any outdoor activity including hiking, cycling, jet skiing, swimming and time spent up north. His escape from everyday routine was enjoying nature and tinkering on the farm. Any time spent with family was what he enjoyed most and he will be forever loved and missed. Visiting will take place at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday from 4-7 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1 pm. Interment Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation and Service are limited to a specific number of visitors at a time. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca to secure a designated time to pay your respects and come to the Funeral Service. EVERYONE must wear a mask. If desired, memorial donations made to Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) or Humane Society of Windsor Essex would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories and condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca