James "Jim" McKim
1933 - 2024
James "Jim" McKim
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The family of James (Jim) McKim is saddened to announce his passing on Monday, April 1, 2024 at the Charlotte County Hospital, St Stephen, NB.  He had just turned 91.

He was born in Saint John, NB, to the late George P. and Margaret (Harrison) McKim.

To know Jim, was to love him. He had an infectious smile, wonderful sense of humour and a personality that endeared him to all who knew him.

Jim moved to St. Stephen with his family in 1950. After he finished school, he started a lifetime career in the car business, beginning at Bean and Conquest in Bangor selling cars until, as he always joked, he was fortunate to be drafted into the US military by a panel of his peers for a 3-year stint spent in California as a US Army MP. He returned to Canada after his military duties and spent most of his working life in the car business where he earned the nickname Gentleman Jim for his kind, compassionate nature. He managed various dealerships in St. Stephen, Moncton, and Woodstock, returning to St. Stephen where he finished his career.

One of Jim’s greatest passions in life was helping in the community. Over the years he was involved in various service clubs volunteering and on boards. Some of the service clubs and organizations included Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions Club, CNIB, CMHA, Meals on Wheels, Carleton Manor, he was also a friend of Bill W, as well as church and other organizations like minor hockey and baseball during his children’s school years as well as the NBADA and FADA.

He is survived by his children, Laurie Smith (Ron) of Michigan, Dan (Lisa) of Moncton, Dave (Jean) of Fredericton and Tim of New Hampshire. Jim had 5 grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud, Joanna, Ian and Heather Smith and Scott and Haley McKim, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Wayne Lord (Joan), Barbara Greenlaw (Brian), Gerald Lord, and Laura Jean Lord (Larry), stepdaughter in law, Ellie as well as several step grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, his stepmother Laurie (Lawrence) and his wife Gertrude (Atkinson), infant daughter Cathy and later in life his wife Elizabeth (Lindsey, Lord). He was also predeceased by his brothers Bruce, Arthur, John, and Harold as well as his sisters, Kathleen, and Joan.

Special thanks to Barb and Brian Greenlaw for all their care over the years, nephew Darren McCabe, niece Patty Anderson and stepdaughter-in-law Ellie for their consistent care and visits especially during his last few months. Val Kinney and the staff at the St. Stephen Seniors Complex, making him feel welcome and comfortable over his time there.

No visitation will be held at this time, with a celebration of life scheduled for the upcoming months allowing for family to get home to join.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca 


James "Jim" McKim