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James "Jim" Bruce Eplett

November 30, 1939 ~ June 25, 2019 (age 79)

 Passed away peacefully with family by his side June 25, 2019 at the Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland Ontario in his 80th year. He is survived by his loving companion Gina Severy; children Tim (Cheryl), John (Leah); Siblings Catherine (Harold - passed), Paul (Kay), Albert (Barbara) and Dorothy (Al Black); Grandchildren David, Destiny, Ashley, Cassandra, Brett, Abigail, Matthew, Kailyn; Great Grandchildren Kameron, Kylie, MacKenzie, Finn, Calem, Arianna and Rorie. Along with many cousins, nephews, nieces and other family members. All will miss him dearly. Preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Marjorie; daughters Jennifer and Wendy; former wives Bonnie and Gloria; siblings Mary Jarman (Bill) and Donald (Barbara - Survived by); Grandson Tyler. James was known as Jim or Captain. He was born and raised in Victoria Harbour Ontario November 30, 1939. Jim attend Victoria Harbour Public School and Midland Penetang District High School. He worked alongside his father at the family business, Eplett’s Hardware, for many years. Jim had sat on the Victoria Harbour Council, been a volunteer fireman, and a member of the Masons Lodge. He also worked on the family tour boats the Haidee and Stewart C. He then went to work for Midland Tours and was Captain on the Serendipity and became one of the long time Captain’s of the Miss Midland. Jim was a well respected man at work and with his many friends. He love to chat and truly cared about those around him. If he wasn’t behind the wheel of the boat, him and Gina loved to tour around in their van visiting many different local area attractions in our part of the province. There will be a celebration of life at the Victoria Harbour Royal Canadian Legion located at 134 William St., Victoria Harbour on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM. There will be a second celebration of life on Friday, July 26, 2019 aboard the Miss Midland departing from the Midland Town Dock at 7:30 PM for a final farewell cruise into the sunset for Jim. In ieu of flowers donations to the Georgian Bay General Hospital or would be appreciated.  

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