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Jim Fairnie - 26 February 2010


FAIRNIE, James Suttie Veteran Royal Canadian Navy 1939-1947

March 21, 1922 - February 26, 2010 Loving husband and soul mate of Shirley (Jakes) for 63 years. Passed away peacefully with his dearly loved family by his side on Friday, February 26, 2010. He leaves his children Randy (Joan), Ann Temple (Frank) and Hal (Janet) his grandchildren; Shawn, Jason, Jeff, Greg, Sarah, Christina, Elizabeth and also four great-grandchildren to mourn his passing. Jim was the first born of Andrew Fairnie and Sarah Boyes. He is survived by his brother Robert and his sisters Eleanor and Sally. He is predeceased by his siblings William, Angus and Frances. Friends may pay their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service Friday, March 5, 2010 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Outreach Program, At Home Hospice or a charity of your choice.

T. E. (Buck) Arbuckle, remembers Jim Fairnie at External Affairs as one of the earliest electronics technicians who pioneered the development of the Canadian Diplomatic Communications Service (CDCS).

1922 - 2010

In Loving Memory of a dear husband,
father, grandfather and brother
who left us three years ago today.
Fond memories linger every day
Remembrance keeps you near.
Love You and Miss You
Shirley and Family.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on February 26, 2013

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