James Wilson “Jim”
My youngest brother passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021.
As an adult my brother went by Jim, which I honoured. In my heart he was always Jamie. He was a tall, dark, and handsome man.
Our childhood was relatively isolated on a farm, we had each other as playmates, born about one year apart. We were watched over by my Mom. We roamed the farm, and surrounding bush, climbing trees, building with sticks and stones, eating fruit fresh from the farm in growing season, or bundled in Dad’s old clothes, socks for mittens, to play for hours and hours in the snow. We had each other, and that was wonderful.
This picture was taken at my sister’s cottage, at a family get together. What a good time we had! Jim, and my brother Jeff, and I were digging out the main trench for the septic system. It was a lovely day, sunny, breezy, and the breeze was a blessing under the circumstances. My two brothers were such a joy to work with that day, the three of us discussing how we would approach the project, who would do what, with such good spirited cooperation between us. All of my brothers have/had big, generous hearts.
Jim had been ill for quite some time. My Mom moved in with him on the farm for the last few years to provide care, and my sisters and brother-in-law, who live very near, visited with great frequency, and helped out whenever they were able. He went into hospital just days before he passed away. It has been difficult being so far away during this Pandemic, and comforting that Mom and my sisters were with him through his journey.
God speed Jamie.
Rest easy, Jim. Wish I might have known you.
I think you would have enjoyed each other’s company very much Steve Paul! Thank you for your kind thoughts.
Sending you hugs. As lucky as you’ve been to have this wonderful family surrounding you, I’m sure it’s hard to let them go.
Thank you Teri. My siblings and I are lucky to have shared wonderful memories, and still have the privelege of having our Mom. It is very hard to let loved ones go.
Jim looked like a happy man.I’m so sorry for your loss, Maggie 🙁 Rest in Peace, Jim.
Thank you Sandy, Jim was naturally an easy going gentle person, he will be so greatly missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss and want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and to your family.
Thank you so much Eileen for your kind wishes! love Maggie
Such a lovely entry, Maggie, and what a sweet face. Thank you for sharing, and please accept this virtual hug, cosy blanket over your knees, and nice cup of tea. Nothing eases the pain of loss, but your friends still hope to see you through.
I have posted a music video for you on my blog today.
Thank you Kate, for your kind wishes and the music brought me comfort. I am so glad I took that picture on that wonderful summer’s day! “A little help from my friends” has been famously noted as getting one by. The hugs and the blanket and the tea, just the thing.
I do hope your cold is just that!
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear brother. The passing of a sibling is so heartbreaking, as if a part of you is gone. Please take good care of yourself while grieving. I hope you will find some consolation in your memories of the life experiences you shared.
Thank you Sandra for your kind thoughts. It is difficult to lose a sibling, having known and loved them all of our lives.
Thank you for reminding me to take care of myself at this time, it is so important, and so easily overlooked.
The memories are a consolation, and I feel blessed to have so many good ones.
How are you doing, Maggie?
Teri, how kind of you to ask. I am doing as well as can be expected. Life feels heavy, there are waves of grief, lots of memories, particularly since it is Christmas.
Just to note, I think you can now upload images, was looking forward to seeing that Christmas tree you mentioned!
I see the link for the picture. Hope this works.
Teri, it worked. Your tree is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!