The love in our family is strong and deep leaving us memories to treasure for a lifetime. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, brother, in-law and friend, James Bertrand on January 8, 2017. Beloved son of Madeline and the late Girard. Loved father of son Jamie and wife Maureen and special grandson Ryan, daughter Kristen Hogan and friend Alan MacDonald. Beloved brother of Geraldine and Tom Cross, Dan Bertrand and Anita (nee Fransen), the late Tom Bertrand (1986). Uncle to Mike Cross and Lori, Jennifer and Jamie Breault, Girard Bertrand and Julie, Adam Bertrand and Kirsten. Great uncle to Kaitlyn, Sean, Quinn, Ivy, and Rowen. Jim was the former owner of the Derby Bingo and co-owner of the Tecumseh Bingo. Jim always had an idea to pitch and many stories to tell. Jim had no fear and was always ready to take on the world. Jim was always loyal to his friends and would do anything for anyone. Forever in our hearts, Jim will be missed by all! Special thank you to the warm compassionate staff of ICU at WRH-Ouellette Campus for their dedication and support. If you so desire, donations to the Downtown Mission would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm with a memorial service at 7:30pm at FAMILIES FIRST, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. A private interment will be held. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca
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