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James "Jim" Brooks


James "Jim" Brooks

James " Jim" Brooks, 83 years of age, of Amherst, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Born in Lindsay, ON, he was a son of the late John & Vera (Badgeley) Brooks.

Jim was a hard worker, who's family came first. Jim enjoyed to tinker and work on his car. He loved music, especially jazz, blue grass and country. Jim was a homebody but loved to have friends and family over for a visit.  If Jim loved you, he loved to torment you.

Jim will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley, son, James "Jimbo" (Lee) of Sarnia, ON; sisters, Barb Hand  of Flordia, Linda Ross (Rick) of Corunna, ON,  sister in law, Mary Lee Melanson (Layton Porter) of Amherst, Eleanor Haines (Sidney) of Berts Corner, NB, brother in laws Garnet Melanson (Lorna) of Amherst, Lonnie Melanson (Pearl) of Amherst, Rick Melanson (Lorna) of Maccan, NS, Timmy Melanson of BC, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, John, Wally, Paul, Fred. brother in law, David Melanson, sister in law, Rose Melanson. He was a cherished son in law to the late Eugene &  Beatrice Melanson.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and doctors on the surgical wing of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Your care and compassion will always be remembered.

Family flowers only. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Co. Hospice & Palliative Care Society. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Jim's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Service Time
3 p.m.
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre

Visitation Time
1-3 p.m.
Visitation Location
Jones family Funeral Centre

Requested Charity
Cumberland Co. Hospice & Palliative Care Society