James (Jim) Millette

June 14, 1952November 12, 2013
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Millette, James (Jim)

Entered into rest peacefully, after a lengthy illness of diabetes and kidney disease, on November 12, 2013, in his 62 year, surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband to Barbara (nee Bigelow) for 39 years. Loving Father to Jim (Angie), Dan (Amy), Dave (Shelly), Scott (Tracy), Tom (Amy), and Bryce (Katrina). Proud Grandfather to Faith, James, Aislinn, Shannon, Dylan, Jake, Sophie, Ireland, Emerson and Lyric. Son of Paul Millette and Annette Martel (deceased), son-in-law of Emerald and Beverley Bigelow (deceased). Brother, Brother-In-Law, Uncle and Friend of many. Proud member (retired) of The Boilermakers Union, Local 128. Family and Friends will be received at the "Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel", 96 West Street, Brantford, ON. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1pm, family burial will take place at a later date. Reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus, 12 Catherine Avenue, Brantford, ON. To honour Jim’s love of children, donations to Ronald McDonald Children's Charities or to the Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at

So I guess the shut down up there can start, cause The Lord just took one of his best foremen back. So now when ever I see lighting; I know there is some welder slacking off, and dads yelling weld faster. When I hear thunder I know something didn't fit; so dad must have said get the hammer and make it fit. So watch out we might get some pretty wicked storms, cause all the boilermakers know dad doesn't stop till the job is done. love you dad xoxoxoxo

Written by Scott Millette for his dad.


  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Ronnie Blain

November 18, 2013

We would like to extend our sympathies to the Millette family at the loss of a husband/father/friend. Our thoughts are with you Barbara Jean. Your cousin, Ron Blain and wife, Mary Anne

Kimberley Reich

November 16, 2013

heaven gained another beautiful soul. Uncle Jimmy you will be missed. You raised 5 boys who today are great men because of you, and have a wife whose love will never fade. I am sure that my Dad was there to greet you -- you can watch the Leafs games together and be proud watching your loved ones grow. <3

The Quinlan Family

November 15, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts are with his wife and his children in the hopes that you all find comfort in the mountain of memories he leaves behind.

Catherine Bigelow

November 15, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Chris Yates

November 15, 2013

I'd like to extend my deepest condolences to the Millette family. Jim was one of the greatest Father, friend, and all around stand up men I have ever met. Everyone who was fortunate enough to have had Jim in their life, was a blessed soul. I wish I could attend his service to show my respect and to celebrate Jim's life. However, I fly out of Hamilton Monday morning. To all the boys and Barb....Jim was a real man... and loved by everyone. I'm so extremely sorry for your loss...I love you all.

Chris Yates

Greg & Diane Thomas

November 15, 2013

Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire Millette Family, May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you all share.

Dennis Hewko

November 15, 2013

R.I.P. Jim, Our deepest sympathy to the entire Millette family on the loss of such a great man. Jim will not be forgotten. Every time the Millette family or a group of Boilermakers get together, their stories of life at home, on the claim, and on the road echo the life we lived. Our stories pass from generation to generation. As 30 & 40 plus year Boilermaker members retire and fade away from the lime light, generations of our sons and daughters live on to carry forth what we collectively taught them, and make their own path in their own stories and history. Hats off to you Jim. I can only say I'll smile every time I hear your name. Sincere Condolences from Dennis Hewko & Family.

November 14, 2013

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for the loss of Uncle Jim. Thank-you for letting me tag along on your dates and giving me the pride of being the flower girl at your wedding to Auntie Barb. Always in my thoughts.