Dean Archie James



JAMES:  Passed away, suddenly, at his residence on Friday, December 3, 2021, Dean Archie James of Exeter, formerly of Zurich, Grand Bend and Aylmer, age 69.  Beloved husband and caregiver of Jillian “Jill” Mary (Batten) James recently of London.  Forever loved son of Audrey (Buck) James of St. Thomas and the late Stanley Robert James (2013).  Loved father and father-in-law of Dereck and Carrie James of Kingsville and Brent James of Saskatoon.  Loved step-father and step-father-in-law of Karen and Len Hall of Hamilton, Joanna Chardola of Blue Mountains and Chris and Christine Roe of Somerset, England.  Cherished grandpa of Samantha Hall, Hanna Hall, Nathan James and Olivia James.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of Cheryl James and Jim Edmonds of Grand Bend, Roger James of Alymer and Sally Moore of Worthing, England.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.  At Dean’s request, cremation has taken place.  A public visitation will be held at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. The Rev. Jim Innes Officiant.  Dean had a few loves in his life, he cherished his family, he loved buying and selling Ford Mustangs and all sports, especially the NFL.  He retired from a long time career working as a Corrections Officer and worked on the family Tobacco Farm in the Aylmer area.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.