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James Victor Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE, James Victor - Peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Friday, June 1, 2018, James Victor Wiltshire passed away at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen Rose (Gardner) and their children Susan (Dave) Myles, Kathy (John) Cullis, and Heather (Danny) Smith; and the late Donna June (Ling) and her children the late Don (Connie) Ling, Doyle (Anne) Ling, Dave (Linda) Ling and Darcy Ling. Treasured grandfather and great-grandfather to many. Dear brother of Francis (the late Eric) Fagan, Georgina (Donald) Jupp and Roger (Betty) Wiltshire. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Lena Wiltshire, sisters Ruth (Irwin) Peacock and Joan Beaton, and brother Doug Wiltshire. James lived in Sarnia for over 70 years, and moved to Fort Gratiot Township in 1996. He started his career at Imperial Oil, where he worked for 17 years. Afterwards, he began his first business, Downy White Diaper Service, and then opened 13 KFC restaurants in the Sarnia area and Michigan. James was a very active member in the Rotary Club, Kiwanis and Big Brothers, and was a supporter of the International Symphony. He loved travelling in his Air Stream Trailer with Donna, and was a member of their association. James will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of James' Life will be held at SMITH FUNERAL HOME , 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. with family and friends being received from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Parkinson's Society or St. Joseph's Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca13280117
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Posted by Jon Scott (former employee) On Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Mr. Wiltshire gave me my first job at 12 years old. I wore my KFC softball shirt to the KFC on Colbourne Road, walked into establishment and asked for a job. He hesitated and handed me a broom and asked me to sweep the parking lot. I completed the task, Mr. Wiltshire handed me a full bucket of chicken. I was so proud to bring it home to my mom. He asked me to come back the following day to fold boxes. My condolences to the Wiltshire family, he will be missed.
Very sorry
Posted by Nancy Sullivan (Friend) On Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Heather & Dan

Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers

Larry & Nancy Sullivan

Posted by Reg Raes (Friend) On Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Jim was one of my first employer's and I have many fond memories of working for Jim as a teenager. I was part of the chicken cooking team as well as the construction crew for the expansion of the Colborne Rd. location. My condolences to the family.

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