NantauNANTAU, James Gregory
On July 5th, 2013 we lost a great man. It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Jim Nantau, at the age of 49 years. Jim passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. His loving wife Tammy (Dumas) and their children Michael, Aryn, and Heather. Jim was very close with his brother Bill Nantau and sister Christine Perryman (Nantau). Jim also treasured his relationships with his sister-in-law Kim Nantau and brother-in-law Dale Perryman. Son in law to Gary and Sally Dumas who loved Jim and always thought of Jim as their son. Jim has had many successful accomplishments. He was a graduate of the University of Windsor and University of Western Ontario. He received his MBA from the Ivey Business School. Jim has had a long career in banking with Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal. Jim served on the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He taught business at the Nipissing University. Jim also enjoyed being a published writer. He has been published in the Montreal Review, Windsor Star, as well as with Aquarius Press. Family was very important to Jim and he will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews Lauren Nantau, Ally, Ryan, and Jack Perryman. Loving brother-in-law to Gary (Dumas) and his wife Margey and their children Jayson and Chloe. Jim enjoyed traveling from China across Canada to Mexico. He especially enjoyed going to his cottage in Michigan with his friends and family where he spent time golfing, hiking, sailing, and outdoor living. He loved his steaks on the open pit barbeque and enjoying the view of the lake. Special thank you to Lori Bachynski who made it possible for Jim to pass graciously and with dignity. Reaching down from heaven are Jim’s parents Nadia (Cebrynski) and Bill Nantau who have embraced him into heaven and will together look down on his family. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 253-7234    11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. (Corner of Banwell and Tecumseh) on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers Sunday at 4:30pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 10:15am from the Banwell Chapel then to Good Shepherd Parish (St. Gregory site) for funeral mass at 11am. On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

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