James Edward Lockie
May 14, 1936 – August 27, 2019
It is with saddened hearts that the 71 family members of James (Jim) Edward Harrison Lockie are announcing his passing on 27 August 2019.
Born 14 May 1936 in Kitchener Ontario, he was the son of Kenneth James Lockie and Eileen Mae (Hall).
Predeceased by his siblings Jean, Dianne, Bob, and Jack.
Leaving home at the age of 15, he ventured out in the woods to become a lumberjack, but ended up joining the military.
4 July 1959, he married Shirley Christina (Chase) who sadly passed on 7 March 1995. They were happily married for 36 years and raised their 5 children, Valerie (Brad), Betty (Ken), Kathy (Jeff), Rebecca (Tom), and their baby boy Jamie (Jacquie).
His expansive knowledge of intricate aircraft control systems was revealed during his 35 years serving with Naval Air and the RCAF and then 10 years with the IMP Group.
Jim married Abagail (Gail) Catherine (Crossman) on 17 August 1996 becoming stepdad to Christine (Rob), Karen (Ken), RoseAnn (Terry), Michael, Andrew (Alice), Carol (Wayne) and Cindy.
Over the years, he developed a discerning taste for good wine and during his final days was still trying to give his wine glass to Gail.
His generous spirit and patient soul was influential in sharing the blessing of raising the twins.
He was encircled with so much love during his last days in the hospital; even the staff were touched by his humour and sweet demeanour and are so thanked for their amazing support during this time.
“Fair Winds and Following Seas”
Any heartfelt donations would benefit the Heart and Stroke foundation.
There will be a commemoration of his life Saturday 31 August 2019 at 11am, St Clement Church, 16 Gaston Rd. Dartmouth. Reception to follow downstairs in the church hall.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS.
Online condolences can be made at www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
Saturday, August 31, 2019
St. Clements Roman Catholic Church
16 Gaston Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3W1
A Reception will follow in the church hall
May 14 1936 – August 27 2019
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de James Edward Lockie..
Décès pour la Ville: Dartmouth, Province: Nova Scotia