James (Cuffy) Cuff
It is with broken hearts we the family of James Cuff announce
his passing Monday, December 21st, 2020
surrounded by his family at LJ Jaillet Residence where he resided in
Moncton, New Brunswick, formerly of Sydney, Cape
Born in Sydney in 1938 James was a devoted husband, father,
grandfather, brother and friend.
He had a love for his wife that went above and
beyond. He was her husband, very best friend and caregiver,
loved his children and grandchildren. Jim also loved
everything hockey – playing, coaching and watching
it. He was one of the Rink Rats from the Old Sydney Forum
and a plaque is hanging in Center 200 to pay tribute to this
group. His love for Christmas was something else as he
played Santa for many years. Another one of his passions was
music and he was a drummer for many years in a band known as The
Island Four. He was a happy go lucky man that could talk to
anyone and if you had the pleasure to meet him you had no choice but
to love him as he was a people person and his door was always open to
anyone. Also was very proud and happy to be the Godfather to
Angela Aspinazz. His famous saying was « I’ll
just leave you with this ».
He was a letter carrier for 33 years before taking early
retirement to care for Diane. He was known as « Sargent
Major » by his coworkers.
Jim is survived by his children; son David (Gwen), daughter
Carolyn (Darrell) grandchildren Chase, Logan and Cheyenne; sisters in
law Lorraine, Viola (Benny), Patricia (Charlie) and Angie; brother in
law Gino (Karen) as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was
predeceased by his mother Gladys, father William, step mother Laura,
his wife Diane Smith, brothers Charlie, Frank, sisters Clara, Mabel
and Ann Janet in infancy.
The last days were spent at his home L J Jaillet, a special
thanks to Jackie for allowing him to have his wish to be back in his
home and was given such great care and love by her and her
There will be no visitation. A memorial service
will be held at a later date in Sydney, Cape Breton. His
arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb’s Funeral Home and
Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).
Donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice would be
greatly appreciated by his family.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de James Cuffy Cuff 19382020..
Décès pour la Ville: Riverview, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick