It is with great sadness, Jimmie's siblings wish to announce his passing, after a short illness, at the Manitoulin Health Centre on Saturday evening, March 12, 2011. Born August 2, 1955 to Sanford (predeceased 1983) and Lureen (predeceased 2008). Brother of Dixie Hembruff (friend Nick), Sudbury, Ontario, Dell (wife Gloria), Michael (wife Nancy) and Blair (wife Marion), all of Manitowaning, Ontario. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Jimmie spent the better part of his early life at the Rideau Regional Centre in Smith's Falls, Ontario and moved to Maple Terrace in Mindemoya in 2005. The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Maple Terrace Community Living Manitoulin for their care and patience extended to Jimmie during his stay with them. He will be missed by his extended family there. Thanks also is extended to the staff at the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya. Following Jimmie's mother's request, there will be no visitation. Direct cremation.
A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring.
Any donations to Community Living Manitoulin or the Knox United Church in Manitowaning would be appreciated.