Peacefully, on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia, JAMES RUSSELL GRAHAM  passed away at the age of 88.  Beloved husband to the late Ilene (2000).  Loving father to Judy (Harvey) King, Robert Graham, Betty (Paul) LeBlanc and Maxine (Stuart) Shabsove.  Grandfather of Evelyn (Jason) Flanagan, Heather King, Taylor and Brooke LeBlanc and Russell and Evan Shabsove.  Beloved companion to Marjory Butler.  Loved brother to Nancy (James) Unsworth and Janice Shulman. Predeceased by his sister Marge (Ted) Wasson and his brother-in-law Dr. Gary Shulman.  James will be fondly remembered as a man of many talents, not defined by any particular one.  Visitors will be received by the family from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Tuesday at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:30 am.  Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Bluewater Health (  Memories, pictures and condolences may be shared online at

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