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Obituary for James Murray Devitt

James Murray  Devitt
Devitt, James "Jim" Murray
(December 23, 1936 - May 28, 2019)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Jim, surrounded by family, at St. Mary's Hospital as a result of heart complications. Loving husband of Ellen (nee MacDonald) for over 63 years. Cherished father of Steve (Cathy), Penny, Brenda and Colleen. Proud Pappa of Bradley, Brandon, Melanie, Paige, MaryBeth, Adam, JayLynn, Wylder, Owen, Luke, Carrington, Makayla, Athena-May and Logan. Dear brother of Sandra and the late Doris, Ronald and Gord. Loving brother-in-law of Jan (Sharon), Gary (Agnes) and Helen. Jim was a long time resident of Roseville and even adopted the name Mayor in his mind. He worked for over 35 years as a dedicated employee of JM Schneider's and following that enjoyed 25 years of retirement. He was born in Kitchener to Carl and Loretta Devitt. Jim instilled his love of family and gatherings to all who knew him. He was warm, loving, and had a great sense of humour even to the end. We all live on borrowed time and when one goes so unexpectedly it is a heartbreaking experience, but as Jim said in some of his last words, "This is not goodbye, it is until we meet again". Please join us as family and close friends from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener (519) 749-8467. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 4 p.m. Reception to follow. A graveside service will take place at St. Matthew's Church Cemetery in Conestogo on Friday at 11 a.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada (cards available at the funeral home).
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