Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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James "Jim" Ducharme

September 22, 1953June 11, 2020

James (Jim) Ducharme September 22, 1953 - June 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce his passing on June 11, 2020 at his home in Sioux Narrows after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband, father, pepe, grandpa, brother and uncle. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years Debbie (nee: Smith). Also left to mourn are his children Shanna and Dan Toews and their children Adam, Natalie, Rebecca and Lauren, Jeff and Lisa Ducharme and their children, Dominique, Rino and Devon.

Survived by his brothers, Larry, Darcy (Edna); sisters, Marilyn Chapman (Barney Brant), Denise Djarmocky (Paul); In-laws, Laurie Ducharme; Darrell and Barb Smith and Scott and Anna Smith. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Ted and Theresa (Meloche) Ducharme; brother Ken; in-laws Ben Chapmen, Bill and Bernice (Penman) Smith and "brother" Tom Wilson.

Jim was a dedicated law enforcement officer for over 30 years. After retiring from the Kenora OPP he went on to pursue his true passion of bass fishing. Jim spent many days out on the Lake of the Woods chasing the big ones.

At Jim's request there will not be a funeral.

The family of Jim would like to thank Dr. Kerry Anderson for going above and beyond, Dr. Rowena Lass for her years of care. A special thank you to Dawn, Alexis, Emma, Brianne, Candance and Teddy for all the amazing support, also LWDH, HSC Winnipeg, Cancer Care Manitoba and Sioux Narrows Ambulance Service for all their care over the years. We would like to thank the staff and management of Copperfin Credit Union for all their compassion and support shown to Deb. Thank you to all our family and friends for your unwavering support during this difficult time, you showed up when we didn't know we needed you.

If you so desire, please donate to Ronald McDonald House charities that support children with cancer and their families or the Canadian Cancer Society as Jim believed that no child should have to fight this horrendous disease.

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.


  • At Jim's request, there will not be a Funeral


James "Jim" Ducharme

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Cam Meloche

June 22, 2020

I want to offer our condolences to Debbie and family for the loss of Jim. We had many laughs and great times in the past.
A remembers for years. Essex Police Offers, then off to OPP on North at Pickle Lake and Sioux Lookout.
I will always remember you my friend.

Loretta Kingston

June 22, 2020

Debbie and family: Pete and I are so sorry for your loss. We remember the good times we shared in the early OPP years in Sioux Narrows! Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Bob Mckee

June 22, 2020

Dear Debbie and families
So sorry to hear about Jim.He was a good man My thoughts are with you

Bob McKee


June 21, 2020

Dear Debbie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Ducharme family . What a good person with a heck of sense of humor and positive outlook in life. Who can forget growing up in Stop 26, the get togethers and sing alongs , the camping trips to Peche Island. We can remember Jim being the Captain of the boat. He was at the front of the boat, crossing the river, with a a hat made of newspaper, standing like George Washington crossing the Delaware, all the while babbling and ranting about our passage. Oh my god he had us in stiches! That just one of many memories we all share.

Love and Peace,
God Bless,
Chris and Kim Hutnik.


June 20, 2020

Carol and I want to offer our condolences to Debbie and family for the loss of Jim. We had many laughs and great times in the past. We are thinking of you and send our love.

Chris and Carol Southward

Susan Sagen

June 20, 2020

Sioux Narrows has lost another great pillar of the community. His smiling face eluminated everyone's days. I'm sure the fishing is as great in heaven.

Thoughts and prayers to you Debbie & family.

Linda Brackell

June 20, 2020

Dear Debbie...I was deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Memories came flooding back...so many fun memories. Sending you and your family my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Noel & Margaret Meloche

June 19, 2020

Our condolences to all Jim's Family. It's been along time since we used to visit on Clover Street in Riverside and play ball in the field at the end of the road, which has been taken over by housing. Good memories of yester-year 65 or so years ago.

Margaret and Noel

Alan Ducharme

June 19, 2020

.....but it seems the good they die young.....
Great memories of times spent together at Stop 26, Port Bruce and Lake Nipissing.
What a great guy! If you were going to a wedding in Windsor and Jimmy was there, you knew it was going to be a great wedding. Dancing machine.
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Alan & Debbie

Charisse Ducharme

June 18, 2020

Jimmy was one of the only red Heads in the Family along with Anita. I really miss your sense of humor and will always remember Duetrasacks where most of the Ducharme family went, last week of July first week of August. What great times fishing and hanging out and drinking for the first time. I see him at the fish cleaning block! You were loved Jim.