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James A. Chandler

1927-2019

James A. Chandler
CHANDLER JAMES - At Lincourt Manor on Friday, March 15th, 2019, James Albert Chandler, loving husband for over 65 years of June Marilyn (Poulton) Chandler of St. Stephen, NB. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on April 21, 1927, he is the son of the late Albert & Gretta (Craik) Chandler .
Jim started his career in sales in the building supply industry in Toronto and Fort William, Ontario. He moved to St. Stephen in 1967 to be General Manager with Flakeboard, then moved to Minto, NB, to manage Eastland Industries. In 1973 he and June decided to become entrepreneurs and returned to St. Stephen, opening Tower Jewellers, later renamed Chandler Jewellers, in the Charlotte Mall in St. Stephen. Jim loved the social aspect of the business and the opportunity to interact with the community and share his many stories and opinions. Jim loved the outdoor summer life and spent most summer Sundays (after church) boating and swimming with the family. After his retirement,he spent most mornings at Tim Horton's, debating the state of the world and trading jokes and opinions with his friends. He continued to share his stories with all his visitors up until his final few weeks.

Jim was part of the original group of people instrumental in getting Lincourt Manor built. He chaired the fundraising committee and then served on the board for many years; never expecting he would reside there someday. Our family is so grateful that his efforts back then made possible the excellent and compassionate care that he has received there for the past 19 months. Jim was a longtime member of Christ Church, St. Stephen, singing in the choir and actively involved for over 45 years.
Surviving, in addition to his wife June, are his children Betty (Rick Nolin) of Mississauga, ON, Thom (Sherree) of Fredericton, NB, and John (Tracey) of Edmonton, AB, and grandson Jack. Jim was predeceased by his sister Nancy.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, April 13th, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church, 30 Prince William St., St. Stephen, with a reception to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations in Jim's memory to go to Lincourt Manor or to The Anglican Parish of St. Stephen. On line condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen , NB E3L 2B2 (506 - 466 - 3110)