photoshop origPassed away peacefully after a lengthy battle on January 6, 2014 at 68 years of age. Beloved husband of Rose with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage. Dear father of Terry Marchand, Christine and husband Tom Neveu, the late James Richard Marchand (1965), Shelley Marchand and Mike Brown, Shawn and wife Joni Marchand. Treasured grandpa of 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Loved brother of Ida May, Charles, John and the late Betty Ann. Also survived by brother and sisters-in-laws as well as many nieces and nephews. James was a loving grandfather and was an avid 73’s fan. He loved fishing! James is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. You may send your condolences on online at

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