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20 Jul 2010
Surrounded by his family, Jim passed away peacefully at Grand River Health Center , K-W Hospital on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the age of 56.
Comrade Jim Ashton Orbituary
Beloved husband of Rae Anne. Loving father of Jim (Julie),Kendal, and Kelly (Wray). Grandpa will be missed by his “rugrats”, Adam, Ashley, Tara, Ashton, Spencer, and Troy. Great grandfather of Blake, Brianna, Kayden, Logan, and Lincoln. Cherished son of Elsie and the late Morris Ashton. Brother of Richard, Joanne, Randy, Linda, Morris, David, and Dan.
Jim was employed by Britton Automotive for 29 dedicated years. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530 where he was installed as the Deputy Zone C2 Commander in 2009 and was a president (2004-2009).
The Ashton family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. , Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm with a legion service at 6:30pm . The Funeral Service for Jim will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11am at Henry Walser Funeral Home. Cremation to follow. After the service there will a reception on the 3rd Floor of Waterloo Branch 530 . As expressions of sympathy, donations to the KW Poppy Fund - Why we Remember program, or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.
Visit www.henrywalser.com for Jim’s memorial.
Note: Comrade Jim was the Chairman of the KW Poppy Fund at the time of his death and will be deeply missed by all.
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