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James Duffus

James Alexander "Jim" Duffus

November 23rd, 1945 - October 6th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of a great man, a devoted husband of 55 years, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, James ‘Jim’ Alexander Duffus, of Tillsonburg and formerly of Waterdown, on October 6th, 2020, at home, at the age of 74. Born on November 23, 1945 to the late Alexander Banks Duffus and late former Margaret Cruickshank, they immigrated to Canada together in 1950. For over 40 years, James drove a transport truck for Verspeeten Cartage, Celadon, among other companies and most recently for Keypoint Carriers Ltd., in Woodstock. An honours graduate of Mohawk College, where he studied Computer Programming Systems Analysis, James continually educated himself throughout his life. He was the Club Director of the local bridge league, played at the Royal Canadian Legion Br#153, where he also participated in- and excelled at- Snooker. James was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church. Affectionately remembered by his wife of 55 wonderful years, Shirley Duffus (Hysert) and by his children: Katrina (Jay McCulligh), Robert Duffus, Peter (Samantha) Duffus and James ‘Jay’ Duffus (Kathy Fisk). Dearly missed by his 15 grandchildren: Jonathan, Allison, Braedon, Paige, Kimberly, Caelan, Alexander, Brianna, Dylan, Alexander, Marek, Lincolin, Jayce (and her mother, Missy Ross), Kiona, Emily Ruth, and by 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Ian Duffus. No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts.

In keeping with James’ expressed wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and relatives are invited to offer support and caring by sending flowers, posting photos, notes of tribute, favourite memories and hugs from home on James’ tribute page at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com. A Celebration of James’ Life and Legacy will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at Sammy Krenshaw’s, 51 Broadway, Tillsonburg. Guests must bring and wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled. Later inurnment will take place in Waterdown, Ontario. Memorial donations to “The Kidney Foundation of Canada- Ontario Branch” would be gratefully acknowledged by the Duffus family and can be made at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com or through the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES – BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES Inc., Tillsonburg (519-842-4238), entrusted with all the arrangements, with confidence.

“Thank you to the Care Partners Team for their excellent care and compassion for James. Special thanks to Johanna and Virginia.”
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  • Celebration of James' Life and Legacy

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Sammy Krenshaw's
    Address
    51 Broadway
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 3P4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Celebration of James’ Life and Legacy will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at Sammy Krenshaw’s, 51 Broadway, Tillsonburg. Guests must bring and wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled.
  • Reception

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Sammy Krenshaw's
    Address
    51 Broadway
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3P4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Celebration of James’ Life and Legacy will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at Sammy Krenshaw’s, 51 Broadway, Tillsonburg. Guests must bring and wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled.

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Laurie and Jed Drew

Posted at 04:22pm
Shirley
I will certainly remember for a long time the evening that you and Jim graced us with your presence. He was certainly a wise, witty and clever person, and he will be missed.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Laurie and Jed
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Deb Sulkowski

Posted at 09:56am
Thankyou Jim for your loving pool playing games at Legion you were a great player it was a honour to have gotten to know you and watch you play never forget your smiles Deepest Sadnees you are now resting in Paradise Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family and Friends during this Time
DM

Diana May

Posted at 07:59pm
Shirley
Jim will be remembered by me for his talent at the bridge table. He played a great game, and also supported the club as a director.
Sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time.

Diana May
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laurie wilson

Posted at 04:46pm
Shirley and family, My sincere condolences in the loss of a great man, He will be missed by many
KP

Katie Hysert, Matt LaCroix, Debi Hysert, and Patr

Posted at 02:59pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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