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Obituary of James Tilley
TILLEY, James C. November 2, 1966 - May 17, 2023 Passed away surrounded by his loving family, at fifty-six years of age. Devoted husband and best friend of Robin (Rabaey) for 34 years. Beloved father of son Jeffrey (Nicole), daughter Melissa (J.C.). Proud and loving Papa to Grayson, Teagan, Landon, and Jayde. Jim is survived by brother David Tilley (Lourdes), sister Aileen Dutot (John), sister Colleen Tilley (Jim), brother Michael Tilley (the late Angela), sister Mary Tilley (Bill), brother and sister-in-law David and Jill Morris as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his oldest brother Brian Tilley and his parents Harold and Helen Tilley. Jim was a member of U.A. Local 527 and an employee of Aecon Utilities for 34 years. Thanks also to his buddies Roach and Kickstand of Aecon and all their employees for their support. Jim took greatest pride and joy in the life that he and Robin built for their family. He welcomed any opportunity to share stories about his children and grandchildren, each of whom have felt his unwavering love and support. Jim enjoyed meeting new people and made friends everywhere he went. He will be remembered best as a man who loved his family with everything he had. He never said no to anyone who needed his help. He would do anything for anyone, without any hesitation, and was always the first person you could call or count on. We would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Kinnette for her loving care at the Met Campus Cancer Centre. As well as to all the staff who worked tirelessly to provide exceptional and compassionate care during his sudden, brief illness. Many thanks to Erie Shores Hospice of Leamington for taking such great care of us in these difficult times. Finally, thanks to Uncle Ernie and Aunt Diane Mulcaster, and David and Jill Morris for being our rocks through all of this. As per Jim’s wishes, no funeral or visitation will be held at this time. He will be interred in Heavenly Rest Cemetery and a private memorial and celebration of life will be held for family later.