James English “Jimbo”

James Joseph English ” Jimbo”, “Big Jim”, passed peacefully on Monday January 25, 2021 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance at 68 years of age. Son of the late Joseph and Jeanette English. Husband of Cheryl for 28 years. Survived by his beloved fur baby Captain Morgan Stanley. Godfather of Chrissy Sheeler, Tracey Branton, Jennifer Lane, Aaron English and Stephanie Borain. Brother of Joanne Kinny (Gary), Gerald English, the late Jack English (Carol) and the late Cindy Lauwerey (Pat). Brothers & sisters inlaw MaryEllen Fox, Russell Yacks (Mary), Rosalind Sterling (Dominic), Wayne Yacks, Pam McKay (Gary). Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents in law Joyce and Stanley Yacks.   Jim worked for over 30 years as a driller and 13 years as a grinder at Wabtec in Wallaceburg. Both Jimbo and Cheryl have enjoyed 28 years as seasonal campers at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Camp. He will be forever remembered by so many as an “unbelievable” fun loving man, who enjoyed a good party. He was also well known for his Friday Rehearsal Birthday Parties and his Regular Saturday Birthday Parties! A celebration of Big Jim’s life will be planned at a later date.

26 Comments on “James English “Jimbo””

  1. U will be sadly missed uncle jim ty for the great memories growing up never forgotten n will always remain in our hearts fly high big guy

  2. Yes Jim was fun loving gentle giant and hard worker I worked with him at wabtec you will be sadly missed.

  3. My condolence Cheryl and family for the loss of your dear husband. He always had a story to tell, but oh sooo quietly. He will be missed! R.I.P. Jimbo!!

  4. You folks were great neighbors when we had our building on Dufferin Ave. Jim always met us with a smile. So sorry for your loss…

  5. Our hearts are so sad for you . You left a big hole Jimbo . Love to all Dean Devon Derek Virginia

  6. Jim you will be missed I have known you since I was 9ys old and you were always there when someone needed you a hand and will miss that it is your birthday..you are no longer in pain … you will be missed

  7. So sorry to hear of Jim’s loss. You have our sincere condolences. May he R.I.P.

    Barb &Glen Richardson

  8. Heartfelt condolences to you Cheryl and the family during this time. Jimbo will be missed.

    Brad, Carol Fraser and family.

  9. Condolences Cheryl, Jim will be missed by so many! In describing Jim I would refer to him as a Gentle Giant! He had such a big heart, loved his whole family and his friends he would do anything for any of us. He had an extra soft spot for his Godchildren and his nieces and nephews! He had strong morals when it came to being a man and when he committed to something he stood by it!! It was hard not to love him!! You picked a good one girl and I’m sure you will cherish the years of memories you had with him!
    Love Dom and Roz

  10. My heartfelt condolences Cheryl. Jim will certainly be missed,but he will be forever looking down on you with love.
    May all the beautiful memories you made together give you the hope and strength through this most difficult time.
    Rest in Peace Jim…Love Aunt Marnie

  11. Cheryl our deepest sympathy. Jim B and myself always enjoyed any activity we took part in with Jimbo! Jim always enjoyed conversing and found Jimbo to be very interesting and patient while sharing a game of shuffleboard. The stories we heard from his pool and shuffle board tournaments days were enjoyable. He always encouraged Jim to never give up to fight and always at least try! He will be missed!

    May you find comfort with every gesture

    May you find joy with every memory shared

    May God grant the strength to carry you through coming days

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

    RIP Jimbo

  12. Cheryl sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Roxanne Young

  13. Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a few years/grades older so I always remember him as the “Friendly Giant” in grade school!

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