OBITUARY

James David Emslie

November 8, 1929January 23, 2021

Passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 91.

James was predeceased by his beloved wife Fern Emslie (née Steppler) of 68 years who passed away on December 24, 2019. Lovingly remembered by his children Steve Emslie and wife Danielle, Jim Emslie and wife Wonita, and Cindy Goodyear and husband Bernie. Predeceased by his son Michael Emslie. Grandpa to Alex Emslie, Nick Emslie, Ben Goodyear and wife Stephanie, Kenny Goodyear and his fiancé Helvi, James Emslie, Jr. and Reaghanne Emslie. Great grandpa to Charles and Henry Goodyear. Jim is predeceased by his father Charles Emslie and his mother Alice Jonas, stepfather Walter Jonas, brothers Malcolm Emslie and wife Audrey, Kenneth Emslie and John Emslie. Jim is survived by his sisters-in-law Emily Emslie and Pat Emslie, Betty-Anne Luft (née Steppler) and husband Dave and daughter-in-law Jackie. Predeceased by brother-in-law Jimmy Steppler and wife Heather and sister-in-law Joyce Nagel (née Steppler) and husband Ed.

Jim served as a Paratrooper in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), and was a proud member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530 in Waterloo. Jim retired from J.M. Schneiders after 38 years of service.

Cremation has taken place. A private time of remembrance, by invitation only, will be held by the immediate family. Interment and Celebration of Life to follow at Parkview Cemetery at a later date.

A special thank you to all the staff at Trinity Village Retirement Home and Innisfree House for their outstanding care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to Innisfree House, 2375 Homer Watson Blvd., Kitchener, ON N2P 0E9 or to Trinity Village Care Centre, 2727 Kingsway Dr., Kitchener, ON N2C 2J8. Arrangements entrusted to Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, Kitchener, (519-743-8900). Online condolences at www.westmountfuneralchapel.com

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Vince Kennedy

January 28, 2021

Steve, Jim, Cindy and Families

I write to express to your family the sincere condolences of the Patricia's on the passing of James David Emslie. I did not know you father as his service almost pre-dates my birth, but by his picture he looks like he was a happy and healthy man. The Regiment remembers his service in the years when we were parachutists, and your family I am sure are proud of that service. His name will be read in this year's list of the lost when we read that list out this November 2021 in the Sacred Space in Beechwood, the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. His name will also be listed in the 2021 edition of the Patrician’s Last Post section.

Thank you for obviously supporting your father throughout his life - he had long service with Schneiders and we are happy that he stayed a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. We are glad that he had a vibrant family and obviously a good life after the army. His obituary certainly says so.

Should any of the family want to maintain a connection with the Regiment, a gratis three year Memorial Membership in the PPCLI Association is available. Contact Mr Herb Kenny, the Membership Chairman, at hkenny@shaw.ca, for details.

Thank you all.

Brigadier-General Vince Kennedy (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

This was a good day. Cheers!

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

Dad and wee Charles

James Emslie

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At the Market

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

At the Legion with family

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

Fun in Port Elgin

James Emslie

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Mom and Dad with Steve and Michael

James Emslie

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Malcolm, James, Kenneth and John

James Emslie

January 26, 2021

Mom and Dad

FROM THE FAMILY