Whiteway, Robert James “Jim” – Age 62 of Gaetz Brook. My heart is breaking as I share with you that Jim passed away suddenly on Oct 17, 2018. He was my best friend, my rock and a loving husband for over 27 years.
Jim worked in the metal fabrication industry for most of his life and was employed by Corps of Commissionaires/Halifax Port Authority at the time of his death. Jim's size could be intimidating but he had a heart of gold and would drop everything to help others. He loved the outdoors and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He had many happy adventures fishing with Gordie and hunting with David. Jim was quite the handyman and very talented in woodworking and welding. He was an avid supporter of Veterans and the Legion, and was a past president and life member of Branch No. 161, serving on many committees and executive positions.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Sharon (McRae); his children, Guerin, Cameron, Nikki (Phil); in-laws, Liz Pace, Brian (Anne) McRae, Susan Peacock, Brenda MacRae, Heather (Duncan) Richards and Tracy (Rob) Rhyno. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, a large extended family of Faulkners and McRaes, and a large circle of friends, co-workers, neighbours and comrades. Jim was predeceased by in-laws, Jean, Everett and Alan McRae, Ronnie and Lindsay Peacock and Kenneth McRae.
Cremation has taken place. At Jim's request there will be no visitation or service. There will be a Legion service/Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct 27th, from 1-3 p.m., upstairs in Royal Canadian Legion, Eastern Marine Branch No. 161, 6644 Highway 7, Gaetz Brook, NS B0J 1N0. Everyone is welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to our Legion Branch at the address above.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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