|CLASSIC PHOTO FEATURING JIM & MY FAMILY ON MOTHER'S DAY|
|JIM & GREAT GRANDSON THOMAS|
My sister Kim was marrying the Papple's son Don and our families were now intertwined. Holiday gatherings and birthdays meant we now needed plenty of room at the table and it was always extra-special to have enjoyed a celebration with Jim and Olga and the rest of the Papple's.
That dynamic would change when Olga passed away. We didn't know it at the time, but it was going to be many more years before Jim would be reunited with her.
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Jim called Brantford home and up until a few years ago he was still driving to and from family gatherings at Kim and Don's place in St. Catharines.
It was no big deal to Jim, he was just going to St Catharines and back, but I always envied that here was this man 90 years old, still driving [and we're not talking just to the corner store] and quite capable of doing so. You don't hear of people like this every day and it always kinda blew my mind to see Jim in action.
My condolences to Don, my sister Kim and the entire Papple family. Jim Sr. was a shining example of enjoying every day to its fullest and adjusting to life's changes.
That message will remain with me along with many other fond memories whenever I think of Jim.
~KEN LEAVOY | JUN 19
Jim's Funeral Service
ADDED JUN 20, 2014
|THERE WERE LOTS OF BOWLS OF WERTHER'S BUTTERSCOTCH CANDIES AT THE FUNERAL PARLOUR WHICH GUESTS WERE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE -|
I CAME HOME WITH TWO POCKET'S FULL OF THEM 9SEEN ABOVE IN BOWL)
This is an excerpt from a news feature on Jim's 90th Birthday, three years ago, and the surprise celebration the staff at the Hamilton hospital had for him.
|PHOTO COURTESY PAPPLE FAMILY AS FEATURED ON BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE WEBSITE|
(Jim) James Ellwood Papple
Feb. 3 | 1921 ~ Jun. 14 | 2014
PAPPLE, James Elwood "Jim" - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 14th 2014 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his beautiful wife Olga (Andrews), sister Norma Martin and niece Helen Giles.
Born and raised in Brantford, Jim played trumpet for the T.C.B. of Bell Canada. Jim graduated from B.C.I. and received technical training in poultry science at the University of Guelph. He had a long and successful career as a chicken sexer and caponizer.
He was a proud farmer and he and Olga enjoyed many great times with their neighbours in the 500 club. Both he and Olga were avid curlers at the Brantford Golf and Country Club and the Brant Curling Club for many years.
Jim enjoyed relaxing days at the cottage with his Turkey Point friends and neighbours. He was a true gentleman till the end and always had a twinkle in his eyes.
“Dad we know you are in a better place now and that you are enjoying your bacon and egg breakfast there”.
The family would like to thank all the great nurses at the Brantford General Hospital who helped dad over the last 13 years.
[The funeral service was held Fri. Jun. 20 at Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre. Interment followed.]
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Brantford General Hospital - Dialysis Unit. A tree will be planted in memory of Jim in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
WATERMARKED VERSION OF A
Painting by Olga Papple
(Jim's wife, whom he has now reunited with after all these years)
|WATERMARKED VERSION OF A PAINTING BY OLGA PAPPLE|
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