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James Gavin

James "Jamie" Gavin

Wednesday, April 30th, 1986 - Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Gavin, James (Jamie) Neil

With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of James, aged 34, on October 12, 2020 at his home in Kitchener. James was the beloved son of Marshall and Maryann (Meyer) Gavin; dear brother to Tara Gavin (Craig Chipps); and devoted uncle to Aubrey and Macy. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents, Ralph and Margaret Meyer of Goderich, ON., and lovingly remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his dear Auntie Jo, with whom he had a special bond. James will forever be remembered for his big heart, generosity, kindness, and sense of humour. Always the good Samaritan, if you needed help, he would give it fully and unequivocally. He loved his family and cherished his new and longtime friends. James also suffered many troubling years in his struggles with alcohol addiction. Although he didn’t take his own life, his addiction significantly shortened it. James, you will forever be loved and deeply missed. Cremation has taken place. A small private family service will be held. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the charity of your choice.
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Nick & Rosemarie Mask

Posted at 10:36am
We had just talked to Kate Drummond and she told us about Jamie's death. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family especially during this very difficult time. God bless all of you.

With sincere sympathy - Nick & Rosemarie Mask

Neil Mckenna

Posted at 10:09am
Goodbye brother, you will truly be missed.
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Neil Mckenna

Posted at 10:05am
There are no words that can express the loss off Jamie. Growing up he was a best friend and brother to me. Always able to make us laugh, always making a room a little brighter. Gavins, I am so sorry for your loss and can only offer my deepest condolences.

Matthew Blake

Posted at 05:56pm
Will always remember spending time with James at family get togethers growing up. He was such a funny and kind hearted person, and a great cousin to me.

Much love Eric and Charlotte Mallia

Posted at 09:58am
With deepest sympathy as you remember Jamie. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
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