Surrounded by his family, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, February 6, 2012 of RR 2 Grand Bend and formerly RR 1 Zurich in his 75th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Marjorie P. (Sararas) Love for 52 years. Dear father of Elaine Love of Goderich, Kathy and Cam Steckle of Zurich and Carolyn and Mike Regier of Exeter. Loving grandfather of Andrea, Emily; Brent, Shawn, Valerie; Bradley, Colin, Nolan and Monique. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Wayne and Sharon Love of Bayfield and Harold Jones of Hensall. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son-in-law Ray Seguin, parents Pearl (McBride) and John Love, his mother and father-in-law Leonard and Alvina Sararas and siblings Allan Love, Margaret Jones, Jean and Gordon Westlake and Edith and Warren Thomson.
Jim was the last Reeve of Hay Township before amalgamation and was involved with the Farm Safety Association and Knox and Carmel Presbyterian Churches. After Jim’s retirement from farming his love of music kept him busy entertaining in many area nursing homes, and as an M.C. at jamborees. Jim was a proud member of the Old Time Staffa Band.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 street west of Main), Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 10:30 AM with Rev. Dr. Christine O’Reilly and Rev. Carolyn Tencamp officiating. Interment Bairds Cemetery, Stanley Township.
Donations to the Sarnia-Lambton VON (North Lambton Nursing Services) or the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada (in memory of Jim and in honour of Brent) would be appreciated by the family.