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James (Jim) Scarlett

September 27, 1931 - June 27, 2021


James (Jim) Scarlett – of Atwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and girls, at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels on Sunday June 27, 2021 at the age of 89. Jim was a retired Commissioned Agent for Shell Canada and lineman for Ontario Hydro. He was a former member of the Atwood Lions Club holding many positions during his membership. Jim received the Medal of Bravery from Governor General Roland Michener for his attempt to save the life of a fellow hydro lineman who was hit by a high voltage power line. Together, Jim and Mary Jo enjoyed golfing, biking, skating but above all Jim cherished his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved husband of Mary Jo (Treitz) Scarlett whom he would have celebrated 65 years of marriage with on November 3rd. Loving father of Linda (Jamie) Stewart and Jayne (Milt) Corley. Special poppa of Jamie (Kyla) Broughton and their children Aiden and Leah; Laurie (Wayne) Hunter and their son Jake; Chad (Kelly) Werth and their children Avalon, Lauren and Nixon; Kyle (Courtney) Werth and their children Melina and Kolby. Survived by his brother Carson Scarlett. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren Melissa, Ashley, Jessica, Hillary and step great-grandchildren Casper and Evance.

Predeceased by his parents Tom and Gertie (Kells) Scarlett, brothers Ken (Shirley), Howard (Gerry), sisters Gwen (Fred) Copland, Marjorie (Bill) Near, Isobel (Chris) Grotenhuis and sister-in-law Peggy Scarlett.

Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Wednesday June 30 from 2-4 & 6:30-9 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing will be monitored, however scheduled appointments are not required. Please be patient as a limited number of people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. A private family funeral service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at Atwood Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating. Interment in Elma Centre Cemetery, Atwood.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Atwood Presbyterian Church or Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels would be appreciated by the family.

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