BOKOR: James Augustine “Jim”– It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 81 with his loving and caring family by his side. Born in Rosewood, Manitoba to his late parents Michael Sr. and Veronika Bokor. Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife of 57 years Gail (Cleveland) and their children, Ann Vlasschaert, Mike Bokor (Cindy) and Cathy Bokor. Predeceased by son, Rick Bokor (Brenda) (March 6, 2009). Loving grandfather of Ryan (Louisa), Matthew (Megan) and Jeremy (fiancée Heather) Vlasschaert; Kristy (fiancé Max) and Kelvin (friend Nathalie) Bokor; Chelsey Bokor, and Mitchell Bokor. Great-grandfather to Lauren and Emily Vlasschaert, Kavon Dennis and Nash Bokor. Dear brother to Cecilia Stewart (late Joe), Mike Bokor (Lillian), Frances Foster (late Charles) and Irene McCarron (Mike). Predeceased by his siblings Mary Istok (late Karl), Rose Van Torre (late Rene), Frank Bokor, Vera Bokor, John Bokor (late Deanna), Annie Bokor and Emilia Bokor. Step son-in-law to Isla May Cleveland. Brother-in-law to Sherry Schmahl, of Youngstown, NY, and Lee Ann Callendar of Keswick, ON. Predeceased by father-in-law Roy Cleveland, mother-in-law Elizabeth Alward (late Art) and sisters-in-law Nancy Drennan (late William) and Bonnie Dawson (Tom). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. When Jim was 10 years old his family moved to the Blenheim area, knowing friends from the west, and settled on the farm on the Eau Road. Jim and Gail were married in 1956 and raised their family in the Blenheim and Caledonia areas. Together they previously owned and operated Greatview Orchards and Farm Market which he enjoyed for many years. Jim’s off farm enjoyment was spending time at the cottage in north country, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Jim was an avid hockey fan. He enjoyed attending all his grandsons’ hockey games. Jim was a prior owner of the Blenheim Blades Junior C hockey team in the 1980’s and supported the Annual Atom/Peewee Tournament for 41 years. Jim also operated a sand and gravel and excavator business until his sudden failing health in 2002 which brought him into early retirement against his way of life and perfection. Jim resided for the last year of his life at the Blenheim Community Village. How a life can be changed in the blink of an eye. Enjoy today. You never know what tomorrow will bring. “Our miracle is at rest.” Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Marlborough St. N., Blenheim at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim. Donations made in memory of Jim to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
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