James Andrew La Flamme/Jim, 81, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 6, 2020. He was born November 10, 1938 in Ingersoll, Ontario.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Regan) of 59 years, children Jerald/Jerry of Stratford, Maryann La Flamme of Windsor, and Janet (André) Bénéteau of Ilderton. Proud Grandfather of Meghan Hughes, Sydnée and Marc-André Bénéteau. Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Mary (Robertson) La Flamme.
Brother of Agnes (deceased) and Robert Hockin, Patricia and Dan (deceased) Savelli of Burlington, Mary Jane Redford of Ingersoll, Doris and Larry Romano of London. Brother-in-law of Ronald (deceased) and Chris Regan, Lynda (David) Norwood, John Regan (deceased), Colleen Bannerman, and Rosemary Regan. Also remembered by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
Jim was a graduate of Sacred Heart School of Ingersoll, Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute, Althouse College of London, University of Windsor, and University of Detroit. After two years of office employment in London, Jim attended the Drouillard School of Barbering and was a barber in Ingersoll for over a decade. He then entered the field of education and taught for twenty-six years at Western Secondary School in Essex County.
Upon retirement to Stratford, Jim was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Ontario Genealogical Society, the Stratford & District Horticulture Society, Goodlife Fitness and the Stratford YMCA.
To his care givers, the family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for making Jim’s life more comfortable and dignified.
Following cremation, a family graveside service will take place on his 82nd birthday.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County in his memory are welcome. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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