OBITUARY

James A. "Jim" Broomfield

December 1, 1912March 16, 2013

Passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday, March16th, 2013, in his 101st year. Jim was born on December 1st, 1912, in Galt, Ontario, to the late James and Annie (Wolfe) Broomfield. He was predeceased by Rose, his beloved wife of 72 years, on March 9th, 2013, and by a son, Peter James, in May, 1946. Loved Father of Barbara (Joe) Nowak of Wellesley and cherished Papa to Kate (Duncan) Gibson of Etobicoke and Meg (Mike) Gardner of Sault Ste. Marie. Great Pa to Willow Gibson. Jim Broomfield was a proud member of the Algonquin Regiment of Canada and served during WW2 in France, Belgium and Holland. He became a POW after he was captured in October, 1944. Jim began the sport of curling at the age of 16 and he has been active every winter since 1932 except during the war. That start led to appearances in five provincial play-downs. Jimmie was an enthusiastic supporter of his favourite Yankees and Leafs and he coached minor baseball and hockey teams. James Broomfield will be inducted into the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame on May 4th. Jim has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 121, for more than 6 decades. He has been an active member of the Cambridge Lions Club since 1950 and was honoured for his service by receiving the Melvin Jones award, Helen Keller award and Life Membership. Jim also spent many years volunteering for the Cancer Society driving patients to treatments and was still participating in the Relay for Life in his 90’s. He was honoured at the 2010 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for his 60 years of service to his community. Jimmie was a Member of the Liberal Party of Canada and an avid follower of politics right up until his last day. Above all, Jim was a loving and caring Husband, Father and Grandfather for whom family came first. His positive attitude, great sense of humour and friendship to those of all ages will be dearly missed.

Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm. & 7:00 – 9:00 pm.. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate the life of Jim will be held from Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Road, Cambridge on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm..

In memory of Jim, donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs (www.dogguides.com) or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.

Share online tributes and condolences at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Service of Remembrance Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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James A. "Jim" Broomfield

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March 24, 2013

Barb....What a long month you have had with the passing of both folks. I remember old Jimmy's laugh while teaching us how to curl and Rose would always be at home in the kitchen making us treats when we could come and visit. if seemed to be a second home) They are all very fond memories. They were wonderful parents and I often think back to those days of fun. I am thinking of you. There is an old Scottish saying "just a tinture of time"....May Jimmy and Rose rest in peace with their son Peter.....Lots of Love Lee (McLean) Price Victoria BC

Ola Malarzewski

March 21, 2013

Sending my love to Barb, Joe, Kate, Duncan, Willow, Meg and Mike. I know how much your papa means to you and I'm so lucky to have been able to hear about his many accomplishments. Rest peacefully and in the arms of your loving wife.

Rekha Chavda & the staff at Premier Homecare Services

March 21, 2013

Our condolences to the Barb, Joe and family on the loss of Jim and Rose. Our thoughts are with you all.

Paul, Linda, Jeff and Jessica Embro

March 20, 2013

Dear Barb, Joe, Kate, Duncan, Willow, Meg and Mike - Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Henry List

March 20, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilage of Jim teaching me the game of curling and I will be forever grateful for that. Rest in Peace Jim

Julie & George Gibson/Yearsley

March 20, 2013

Barb and family - our condolences on your loss. Jim and Rose showed us all the power of true love. Our thoughts are with you.

Doreen Brown and Sherry Manning

March 19, 2013

We will always remember the wonderful kindness and sincerity Jim and Rose showed to our family. Their enthusiasm for life was contagious! We will keep their memory in our hearts.

Evan Solomon

March 19, 2013

Dear Barb and family,
It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of both Jim and Rose. What a difficult time for you all.
The visit we had in Ottawa recently with Jim was very special to me, and his optimism, joy, humour and passion for this country, community and politics were infectious. It was a special day to share in his light. He made a profound impression on me.
While we all come together in sorrow and sadness, it is also a time to celebrate a life that is such a model for so many.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you,
With condolences and in sympathy,
Evan Solomon

Kurt Tamowski

March 19, 2013

Kurt Tamowski

March 19, 2013