Peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, March 8, 2012, James Alexander McGugan passed away in his 71st year. Loving husband of Carol (Oke).  Cherished father of Mike, Mark and his wife Shannon, and Kerri and her husband Mike McCullough.  Proud Papa of Brett, Colton, Ava and Cole.  Son-in-law of Annie Bate.  Dear brother of Verna Lovelock and Jean Crabe, brother-in-law of Barb and Paul Mortier, Dan Watson and Norman Oke, and survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brothers: Don, Jack, Murray and Bill and his sister-in-law Janice Watson. A special thank you to Dr. Dostaler and the Bluewater Health Oncology staff for their compassion and care of our father. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 12, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to Point Edward Minor Hockey Association (PEMHA) or St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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