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James Demers
October 3, 1945 - February 1, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">DEMERS, James Philip <br><br>Born October 3, 1945. Surrendered his spirit, surrounded by family February 1, 2017. Dear husband of Rita Demers. Beloved father of Daniel (Monique) Demers, Nicole (Art) Barron, Pierre (Heather) Demers. Step-dad of Nicole (Jason) Rolfe, J.P. (Katie) Janisse. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Gabrielle, Joshua, Ryan, Brandon, Amelia, Melody and Lyla. Dear brother of Ralph Demers and brother-in-law of Dorothy Gough. Born and raised in Grande Pointe, Ontario. Jim received his Accountant’s Degree in public practice from the University of Windsor and followed a path to partnership in the accounting firm of Demers-Hutson in Chatham, Ontario. For a number of years Jim worked with the Chatham Chamber of Commerce to help bring business to his home city. Boating trips and RV adventures highlighted his leisure time. He also loved to volunteer playing the piano in nursing homes, retirement centres and hospitals. His greatest passion was using his God-given talent for the piano to praise his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He gave of his time, talent and energy with his music ministry over the years having played in a variety of local churches of various denominations. His music affected congregations as far away as Arizona and Texas during the winter months. He will be remembered by the choirs and congregations that experienced his energetic and versatile stylings on the piano. God’s piano man has been called home to a command performance by the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. As per Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to Victoria Greenlawn Funeral Home (1525 Highway #3, 519-969-3939) for visitation on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Erie Shores. <br><br></div>