James Robert “Jim” Easter passed away peacefully at home on October 2, 2012 after a long battle with prostate cancer.  Jim was born in Sarnia 63 years ago to his late parents Vera (Cook) & Robert Easter and was one of four children, being survived by Kevin Easter & Shannon Skinner, Mark & Lisa Easter and Karen & Will Crich.  On August 19, 1972 Jim married his best friend Donna Marie (Prendergast) Easter beginning a life journey that would span forty years.  Together Jim and Donna raised three children; Michael Robert Easter of Windsor and his children Cristiano and Michael; David James Easter & Barbara of Hamilton and their children Ben and their expected child; and Lauren Marie (Easter) Hartley & Christopher of Westport and their children Sophie, Annabelle and Naomi.  Nothing in Jim’s life surpassed the joy and the love that he shared with Donna, with his children and especially with the grandchildren whom he loved to spoil.  Outside of Jim’s career as a Financial Controller for Siemens, he was an avid sportsman.  He loved playing hockey, spending time on his boat and riding his motorcycles.  He built his own RV7 Aircraft in 2010 and enjoyed using it with his friend Bill.  He was President of the Kent Flying Machines, Past President of the Chatham Aeronauts and served as a trustee for the Blenheim United Church.  Jim was an all around good guy.  Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 5 and 7 – 9 p.m. to show their support to Jim’s family.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Blenheim United Church on Friday at 2:00 p.m.  Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.  Friends wishing to remember Jim with a memorial donation are asked to consider the London Health Science Centre or the Blenheim United Church Memorial Fund.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneralhome.com

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