OBITUARY

James "Jim" Decker

January 5, 1948January 5, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the Decker family announce the sudden passing of Jim at Mount Sinai Hospital on January 5, 2020 at the age of 72 years. Beloved husband of Lindsay (nee Dawes) married 43 years. Loving father of Ryan (Courtney) and Erinn (John). Cherished papa of Jonah, Raelle, Rhys and Brooklyn. Survived by siblings Eric, Will (Marie), Marie, Ernest (Mar), Junior, and John (Roxanne). Mother in-law Shirley Dawes and sister in -laws Shawn Ricci (Mike) and Daraugh Dawes, and many Nieces and nephews Predeceased by son Anthony, Sister Lilly and brother Hedley. Jim will be missed by many colleagues, friends, and family abroad. Jim was born in Newfoundland and moved to Brampton in 1965. He was a hard working, disciplined man who loved his friends and family very much. He spent his working years in warehousing and logistics, with the last part of his career at Western Logistics alongside Ryan, retiring in 2011. After retirement he enjoyed daily walks around Professors lake and golfing, but his favourite moments were with his beloved grandkids. Family and friends may gather at the Andrews Community Funeral Centre - 8190 Dixie Road, Brampton (North of Steeles Avenue) 905-456-8190, on Monday January 13, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or Parkinson Canada. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.andrewscommunityfuneralcentre.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life/Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Celebration of Life/Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020

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James "Jim" Decker

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Bill & Jennifer D’Angelis

January 14, 2020

Lindsay, Ryan and Erin it is with a heavy heart that we give our deepest condolences. It seems like just yesterday Jim was in our driveway video taping our daughter Courtney and Ryan getting into a limo for grade 8 graduation. Who new that years later we would become in-laws.

We will miss you Jim.
A great guy.

Milton Butt

January 12, 2020

Hearing of Jim's passing is such sad news. My sincere condolences to the Decker family and all those close to Jim.
Our paths haven't crossed in many years, but we walked the same dusty roads of Nfld in the Sixties and visited a few drinking holes in Brampton in our early years. Also, skinned herring next to Jim in the Shears' Fish Store, but I could never keep up with him. He smiled through it like it was heaven.
Rest in Peace, Ol' Friend

LUTHER JANICE MACNEIL

January 9, 2020

Lindsay and Decker Family
So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Jim was a great fun to be around. When we were together lots of laughs for sure.
He will be missed but never forgotten.
Luther and Janice Macneil

Martin & Mary, Patrick, Eric Girouard

January 9, 2020

Dear Decker family. We were saddened upon hearing of the passing of Jim.
I only had the upmost Respect for Jim as a boss/employer. I had the pleasure of knowing Jim through Western Logistics for many years. My children and my wife always felt welcome at the warehouse by Jims big smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Ryan Brownlee

January 8, 2020

My condolences goes out to the Decker family. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jim at western. Jim was always a fighter any and everything that needed to be done to get the job done he’d do it! Jim you will be forever remembered and forever missed.

Sharon Thompson

January 8, 2020

Dear Lindsay, Ryan and Erin;

Frank and I were shocked and so very sorry to read of Jim's passing. We have many fond memories of Jim. Loved his sense of humour. He and I had some fun times on the golf course. He will me missed.

Love to all of the family, Sharon and Frank

Nidia Decker

January 8, 2020

Lindsay and family I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending you love, strength and prayers during this difficult time. I was so happy and thankful I got to see him back in July. May he rest in peace

Roger/ Patti Snow

January 7, 2020

We were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing!! We met him and his beautiful family a few years back when Jim came to visit his Aunt Barb! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!!sending our love!

Joe Payne

January 7, 2020

I remember Jim with fond memories of growing up together in Newfoundland.Although our visits have been few over the years ,when we met it was like we had seen each other only yesterday.Jim was the type of person you never forgot .May you treasure your memories and find peace in them..Joe & Marion Payne

Sherry and Mike WHEELER

January 7, 2020

Lindsay and Family. Michael and I are so sad to hear about the passing of our dear friend Jim. We will remember his smile, his funny stories and his favorite show "Land and Sea". He truly fought the good fight. God bless and may he rest in peace.