James C. Mays

November 19, 1953January 18, 2022
Obituary of James C. Mays
68 years. Born in Indiana, USA. Passed away suddenly on January 18, 2022. Predeceased by his father Robert Meral Mays and mother Geneva Mae (Byram) Tragesser. Survived by his brothers Gordon K. Mays and Wayne S. Mays, both of Indiana, USA. Will be sadly missed by his close friends Darryl, Elizabeth and many others. James received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Andrews University in Michigan (1975) and his Master of Education degree from Concordia University in Montreal (1984). Before arriving to Windsor, James lived in Montreal for many years and for a period time he lived and worked in Nunavut. James was the author of 31 books; including 6 cook books and Ford and Canada : 100 Years Together which was about the history of Ford Motor Company in Canada. He was an avid automotive historian, a member of the Society of Automobile Historians and the Historical Automobile Society of Canada. In 2002 James donated his historic automobile memorabilia to the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library in the James Mays Collection. He was very active in the Sandwich community, a contributing author to the Cross Town Players and taught cooking classes. If you knew James you knew Charles the Bear Cub and the buddies! Cremation has taken place and a Service to Celebrate the Life of James will be held at a later date. Memorial Tributes to the Society of St Vincent De Paul (Please reference Memory of James Mays/Caring Hearts Food Bank), 1245 Lauzon Road, Windsor, ON N8S 3M9 would be appreciated by the family. Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-254-3223) entrusted to arrangements.

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