May 9, 1949 – Nov. 29, 2020
“And into the field I go to lose my mind and find my soul”
It is with heavy and broken hearts that we announce that James “Jamie” Kenneth passed away unexpectedly, after a brief illness, at the Kincardine hospital on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at the age of 71.
Jamie will be greatly missed by his loving wife of over 49 years, Rebecca (Brand) Robb.
He was a loving and proud father of Jennifer (Dwain) Marrinan, and Michael Robb and his partner Jen Hardy. Poppa loved all his boys, Aidan, Tristan, Evan and Landon.
He will be missed by his fur kids Gunner, Clementine, Nora and Cashew.
Dear brother and brother-in-law of Joe Marshall, Gayle and Paul Bycraft, Diane Robb and Dick Campbell, Edward and Karen Robb, Carolyn and John Blewett, Bonnie Neely, Peter and Bonnie Brand, Alan and Shirley Brand, David and Terry Brand, Beth and Tom Marshall, Sallie McFarlane, and Cindie and Mike Solway.
Jamie will be fondly remembered and missed by all his nieces and nephews and by the friends he made along the way.
Predeceased by his parents Ken and Jean (Evans) Robb, Rebecca’s parents Howard and Vera (Casemore) Brand, and his sister Mary Marshall (2020).
Jamie was a proud third-generation farmer, working and living on the family farm in Lobo Township. He logged many hours in the barn and in the fields and took what spare time he had left to volunteer as a hockey coach, play “500” on the lawn with his kids in the summer and then “to the hills” to toboggan in the winter.
For the past 20 years, Jamie and Beckie enjoyed life at the lake in Point Clark. Even though he didn’t have a farm of his own, he was warmly welcomed by the whole Lowry family and was quickly put to work. “Once a farmer, always a farmer”. If you ever met Jamie, you instantly had a friend for life. No matter where he was, if someone he knew lived close by, they were guaranteed a visit.
Keeping with Jamie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A private celebration of Jamie’s life was held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Though the celebration was private, the family invited everyone to join them for words of remembrance. The service was live streamed at 1 p.m. or can be watched as you are able to at another time by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex in memory of Jamie’s mother Jean Evans and his sister Mary Marshall, were appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.
“It isn’t the farm that makes the farmer – it is the love, hard work and character”