COLLEY, James (Jim) Richard (1947-2018), of Hemmingford, Quebec, beloved and devoted husband of Sally Meyer, died on March 13 at the Hôpital du Suroȋt Hospital in Valleyfield, where he received the most extraordinary medical care over the last 12 months.
Jim will always be remembered as a wise mentor and kind-hearted father by his children: James H. Colley (Elaine Cheung), Christopher Colley (Christine Truesdale), Rhiannon Colley (Ian Perkins), Stephanie Stott (Gerhard Schirmacher), Rebecca Stott (Andrea Bianchi) and William Colley (Sarah Tremblay).
He was loving Grampa and Grandpapa to Sebastian, Tessa, Liam, Mila, Alessandro, Jeremy, Anita and Spencer James;
Caring eldest brother to Robert Colley (Jeff McDonald) and Janet Colley (Nick Divjak);
Life friend of Gay Grannary;
Strengthening Jim’s circle of love are Susan Meyer and her husband Herb Nash, Joan Colley, Kathy Colley, Michi Dubeau, John Skillicorn, Bridget Wayland, many awesome nieces and nephews, and friends too numerous to name here.
Jim touched the lives of many through his long, successful career with the Eastern Townships School Board. In retirement, he worked hand-in-hand with William, and eventually Rhiannon, to shape their company, Fusion Farm.
Community was important to Jim. He coached Hemmingford Girls U-20 soccer, cared for St. Andrew’s United Church especially the UCW, eagerly participated in the annual tree give-away, and served on CCU at the municipal level. He volunteered with Hemmingford Christmas baskets and Emergency fund. His happy places were the Lacolle Curling Club and the greens of nearby golf courses.
Friday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Serre & Finnegan Funeral Home,
514 Champlain Av, Hemmingford
Officiated by Deborah Beattie, LLWL
Saturday, March 31
Hemmingford Golf Course, 313 Rte. 219, Hemmingford
Gathering at 10:30 a.m.; Remembrance & Celebration at 11 a.m.; Reception to follow
In lieu of flowers: Médecins Sans Frontières or SPCA Montérégie. And if you can, please plant a tree.