MACNABB, James “Jimmy”

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

On the beau­ti­ful morn­ing of Mon­day, Jan­uary 4, 2016, while fairies were danc­ing on the fresh new snow, our Dad was scooped up, most prob­a­bly by Saint Teresa, and car­ried off to join our mama, Pearl (Roberts-Fan­ning), who’s heart he’s missed for the past three years. Also his Dad and Mom, Jack and May (MacKinnon), broth­ers and sis­ters Frankie, Mary (Andy) Can­non, and Mar­ion Hazel­wood, the chain will no longer be bro­ken. Jimmy was born on Septem­ber 21, 1923 in Grand Tra­cadie. He had an ad­ven­tur­ous soul and spent his child­hood roam­ing through woods and fol­low­ing streams. At the age of 16 he went over­seas first with the P.E.I. High­landers and then with the West Nova Sco­tia Reg­i­ment. Over the next 5 years he would de­velop some of the clos­est and strong­est re­la­tion­ships of his life. He was very much look­ing for­ward to see­ing those guys again. Our Jimmy was a ro­man­tic hus­band. He of­ten wrote poetry and sto­ries and brought our mom flow­ers and he made our lives mag­i­cal. He made ev­ery fairy tale come to life, he fixed ev­ery hurt, he kissed us and hugged us and loved and taught us. He was funny and witty. He was a kind, gen­tle man with friends as well as fam­ily. He was first and fore­most a fish­er­man and loved the wa­ter. He was a jack of all trades and thanks to his knack for plumb­ing, most of the out houses in the area were de­mol­ished by the mid six­ties. He dab­bled in wood work­ing, put paint to the can­vas, he was an in­ven­tor of some pretty scary but en­thralling projects and a con­coc­tor of some ques­tion­able medic­i­nal brews from time to time. He was a teller of sto­ries, al­ways in­ter­est­ing, never bor­ing. He wit­nessed the Zep­pelin, Hal­ley’s Comet and most re­cently Vic­tor Clow’s Christ­mas dis­play and thought they were all pretty amaz­ing. Now he’s off on his big­gest ad­ven­ture yet. He’ll be hav­ing some good times. Wait­ing here, smil­ing through some tears are his chil­dren, Betty (Fan­ning) Watts, Car­rie (Tim Banks), Roy (Brenda), Lionel (Con­nie McIn­nis), Cindy (Tony Arb­ing); his grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren; in-laws, the late Clarence, Bob, the late Frank, Bev Cul­li­gan, the late Ge­orge, Carl and the late Fred Roberts. Rest­ing at the Hen­nessey Cut­cliffe Char­lot­te­town Fu­neral Home un­til Fri­day af­ter­noon, then trans­ferred to St. Michaels’s Church, Cor­ran Ban for fu­neral mass at 3:30 p.m. Vis­it­ing hours will be held on Thurs­day from 5 to 8 p.m. Char­lot­te­town Branch #1 of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion will hold a Veter­ans Trib­ute Ser­vice at the fu­neral home on Thurs­day at 4:45 p.m. If so de­sired, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Home Care Pal­lia­tive Care or the CNIB. On­line con­do­lences may be made at www.is­landowned.ca.

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