It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father and husband, who left us for his journey on March 01, 2021 at the age of 93. Loving husband of Phyllis (Nantais) for 71 years. Dear father and father-in-law of Sherril Cole, Tim Shephard, Dianne DeLima (the late Edward DeLima) and Steven Shephard (Michelle). Grandfather of 9; Micheal Cole, Krista Dutot, Chris DeLima (Lauren), Eric DeLima, Chelsey McCaw (Bryan), Danielle Shephard (Kyle Brown), Ryan Shephard, Sarah Shephard and Kate Shephard. Great grandfather of 9; Mercedes Cole (Blade), Dylan Cole, Cristian Cole, Cameron Dutot, Kody Dutot, Addyson Grace McCaw, Blair McCaw, Hailey McCaw and Octavia Brown. Survived by brothers-in-law Robert Nantais (the late Janice), Floyd Nantais (the late Jody), sisters-in-law Donna Nantais (the late Richard), and Doris O’Connor (the late Paul and Frank). Missed by many cousins, friends, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son-in-law Edward DeLima, James parents Orville and Bertha (Graham) Shephard and by his siblings, Maurice Shephard (Gertrude), Clifford (Harriett) Shephard, Kathleen Lester (Earl), Glenda Gorton (Floyd), Ellen Card (Bill), Raymond Shephard (Shirley), twin brother Roy Shephard and Nona (Gordon Davis).
Following James wishes a private family visitation and service will be held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden.