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55 Charing Cross Street
Brantford, ON N3R 2H4
Phone: 519-753-8655
Fax: 519-753-1195
James Draper

James "Jim" Draper

Thursday, April 25th, 1935 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family. Jim was the loving husband to Shirley (nee McBride), father of Debbie Aziz (Bill), Diane Draper (Miles DeRosse), and Derek Draper (Jenn). A loved Papa who will be missed by grandchildren Stephanie Macyszyn, James and Jillian Aziz, Joshua, Jakob, Joseph and Jamisen Draper. Jim will also be missed by his sister Evelyn Bateman. Predeceased by his sister Dolores “Dot” Laurie. Jim was a retired General Manager of Union Electrical Supply Co. in Hamilton, ON. After retiring he started Watercolour painting, leaving all of us with memories of his talent. In his teens and early adult years Jim could be seen on stage in many productions by the Brantford Drama League or behind the scene directing. He won a Western Ontario Drama League best actor award for his portrayal of “Dan” in the play Night Must Fall. Jim enjoyed golfing in the summer and curling in the winter at the Paris Curling Club and Brant Curling Club in Brantford until COPD took over his life. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play hockey, baseball and football. A life lived fully which will be so missed by all of us, his family. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Fairview United Church, Brantford, or to a charity of your choice.
“Love you to the moon and back Jim”
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Lucy Marco

Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Shirley.......
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this very difficult time. I know that all of you have wonderful memories that will live on in your hearts for the years to come.

Lucy Marco
 
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Marilyn Hajas Posted at 11:32am

Dear Shirley. and Family... I am so saddened to read about Jim's passing. We spent so many good years together as good friends both on and off stage, attending and participating in Brantford Drama league rehearsals; productions, and after parties. So many good dinner parties. ,pool parties and travels with the 6 musketeers He was an amazing actor and director as well as great dad; a fabulous grandad and wonderful husband. He is now at peace.. GOD bless HIM.. He will be sorely missed. Love and HUGS. Marilyn
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