Jim “Jake” Jaquith passed away on June 7, 2022, at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with renal disease. He was surrounded by his loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Jim. He always faced life’s challenges with courage and despite battling serious medical issues he did so with a smile. Jim was heroic and stayed strong until the end. He is survived by his wife Lise Fagan, predeceased by wife Joanne (nee Sandford). Also survived by sons James “Jimmy Jr.” Jaquith and wife Deborah, Shane Watson, Saul Hay and daughter Alice Breault (Juan Arias). His beloved sisters Jill Keaney (Doug), Mary-Joe “Joey” Arnold, Jennifer Jaquith, and his many, nieces and nephews. He was a very proud and loving grandfather to Matthew, Maya, and Sarah Jaquith, Kaitlyn, Jordan, and Morgan Breault, Chase and Jordyn Hay. He will be missed by his many In-laws including Guy and Nicole Charbonneau and members of the Sandford family.
Jim was born to James Roy and Alice Irene (nee Frank) Jaquith on March 15, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of London Ontario. As a business owner and entrepreneur, he was affectionately known to many as “fair shake Jake” for his honesty, integrity, and reliability. An “old school, stand-up guy” who was always there to help and never more than a phone call away, Jake will be missed by all who knew him. A private interment will be held for the family. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday July 17th, 2022, between 2-4 P.M. at The Royal Canadian Legion, Byron Springbank Branch #533 1276 Commissioners Rd W. London Ontario. All who knew Jake are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be directed to The Kidney Foundation of Canada on Jim’s behalf. Special thanks to the renal care unit at LHSC and St. Elizabeth health care for the care and compassion they extended to Jim during his final months.