James Wilson Rhindress

29-Dec-1933 - 26-Sep-2022

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In Loving Memory of James

James Wilson Rhindress age 88 of Amherst passed away on Monday September 26, 2022. The last member of his immediate family. Son of the late Wilson and Catherine (Richardson) Rhindress, Amherst.

James worked at Christie Trunk & Bag Co., later 9 years as Superintendent with Department of Transportation and later owned and operated Highland TV Sales & Repair.
He was a member of All Saints Parish in Amherst.

James was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and spending time on his ATV. He did a lot of travelling on his Gold Wing motorcycle. He loved attending all the Amherst Ramblers Hockey games.

James is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Andrea (Legere); sons, Douglas (Wendy) of Warren, Roderick (Kathryn) of West Amherst and David (Trudy) of Amherst. He was a grampie to all of his grandchildren; granddaughters, Kimberly (Brett) of Tidnish, Jocelyn (Jonathan) of Moncton, Stacey of Calgary, Amy (Tony) of Amherst, Jamie Lynn (Paul) of Sackville and Carrie (Steve) of Amherst; grandsons, Daniel of Calgary, Dylan (Crystal) of Warren, Clayton (Leanne) of Southampton; great grandchildren, Zachary, Sarah, Alena, Kailee, Claire, Chelsea, Skyler, Benjamin, Nevyn, Orion, James and Lauryn; great great grandson, Silas; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Madeline (Ewan) MacDonald and Helen (Gordon) Baird; daughter in law, Shirley.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church Street, Amherst, NS, 902-667-9906.

A graveside service will take place on Tuesday October 4, 2022 at 11 am in the St. Charles – Nativity Cemetery with Deacon Howard Gotell officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. McCrossin, Elizabeth McCrossin, Dr. Dan and all the staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, as well as the Cumberland VON.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions can be made in James’ memory to the Cumberland Health Care Foundation.

Online condolences and sharing of memories can be forwarded to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.

To Those I Love,
And Those Who Loved Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go...
I have so many things to see and do;
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears;
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my love,  you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must;
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone.
I'll greet you with a smile and say, Welcome Home.

Funeral Details

  • Graveside Service

    St. Charles - Nativity Cemetery

    Event Times:

    04-Oct-2022 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Greg and Pat Wilson | 05-Oct-2022

Andrea and Family- So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I got to know Jim back when we both worked for the Department of Transportation, and always found him to be a gentleman and a person of high integrity. Please accept our deepest condolences at this time of great loss. Sincerely Greg and Pat Wilson

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Posted by Larry Rhindress | 04-Oct-2022

I have nothing but wonderful memories of Jimmy! He was the salt of the earth and someone who you looked forward to sharing time with. Just an all round man of character and class. Jimmy was the kind of person who just made things better in every way! You were a gift!!!!

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