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James Edward "Jim" Fisher

FISHER, James Edward "Jim" - Jim passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the age of 100. Born in Chatham Township, he was the son of the late James Claude Fisher and Florence May (nee Wright) LaPointe. Beloved husband of Mary (Pinchin) Fisher for 72 years. Loving father of Margaret Fisher of Chatham and Virginia McDonnell of Toronto. Special Poppy of Neil (Amanda) Sinclair, Carlee Sinclair, Erin (Simon) Shahin and Grant McDonnell. Dear great-grandfather of Jacob Shahin. Jim was chosen to be knighted with the French National Order of the Legion of Honour to pay tribute to the bravery and heroism of all Canadian Soldiers who participated in the Normandy and Provence Landings. He was a founding member of the LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home in Wallaceburg and one of the founding members of the Chatham Y.M.C.A. He was instrumental in assisting the United Way of Chatham-Kent, in the purchase of their present building. An avid tennis player, he played well into his senior years. He had a passion for music and a knack for turning dreams into reality. Friends were received at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. ON, on Monday, January 21, 2019. There was a private, family funeral service and interment at Craford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim to Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation or the Chatham-Kent Y.M.C.A. Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, 519-351-2040 13322869
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