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James Edwin Gillanders

GILLANDERS, James Edwin - "Jim, The man with the Mustache" Jim, a resident of Tupperville, passed away, surrounded by his family on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the age of 71. He was born in Leamington and was the son of the late Edson and Hazel (nee Hooker) Gillanders. Jim was a proud owner of Uppercut Boxers where he was a breeder, owner-handler of his beloved boxers. His passions were the Toronto Maple Leafs, fishing, showing horses, playing cards, billiards, a good fish fry and his Blue Lite. Beloved husband of Francine Gillanders (nee Gazarek). Loving father of Tammy Gillanders-Kells and Shawn Kells, Terry Gillanders and Kevin Cadeau and Tanya and Jon Myers all of Chatham. Dear step-father of Christine Rivard and Matt Delaet of Merlin and Carri and Pete Chapple of Chatham.Proud grandpa of Ryerson, Camden, Claire, Kate, Jack, Libby, Joanne, Rowen and Willow. Close bro of Larry and Carm Gillanders of Leamington. Special uncle of Jane, Molly, Brooke and Brady. Brother of Judy (Bill) Jamieson. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, ON, on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Betty Jean Paige, officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations in memory of Jim to Boxer Rescue Ontario would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham 519-351-2040 13326011
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Deepest sympathy
Posted by Denise Shephed (Friend) On Saturday, February 16, 2019
Tammy, Terry and Tanya.... you were everything to him. My sincere sympathy to you and everyone in his family and his life.

Love you. XO

our sympathies
Posted by Bob & Bea Troy (former neighbor/friend) On Saturday, February 16, 2019
very shocked to hear of Jims passing, he was a great neighbor and dog sitter(late Bailey). Francine my heart goes out to are in my thoughts. Bea n Bob
Posted by Al VandenEnden (friend) On Friday, February 15, 2019
My sincere condolence on the loss of a good Man.

My prayers are with the family. Rest in peace my friend.


Goodbye Great friend!
Posted by Brian Chute (Friend and former co-worker) On Thursday, February 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jim`s passing. My condolences to Francine and the kids on your loss of this incredible Gentleman!- Brian and Cecilia
Posted by Don and Ursula Cannon (Kev's Uncle and Aunt) On Thursday, February 14, 2019
Terry and family sorry for your loss. You ate in our thoughts and prayers.

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