ACKER – James “Jamie” Arthur, 62, passed away on January 30, 2023.
Jamie was born and grew up in Caledonia, Queens County; the son of the late Wilfred “Mervyn” Acker and Shirley Elizabeth (McLean) Acker.
Jamie has always been as fun-loving as he could be serious. He valued, and had, wonderful people enriching his life all the time which made the hard times easier. His interests were many and his curiosity infinite. Jamie’s creativity was inspired by anything and everything. He was somehow always able to spot shiny objects in a ditch while driving by it. Jamie will forever live in the hearts of his friends and family, especially for his mom Shirley, sister Julianne Acker-Verney and brother-in-law Tim Verney.
As per Jamie’s instructions, there will be no funeral service. All who know him are encouraged to think of him the next time you see something shiny out of the corner of your eye. Imagine, as he always has, all that can be created with something shiny, a little bit of time, and a bunch of other stuff you picked up along the way. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Heartfelt sympathy.Although my heart hurts for Jamie’s family I can smile that he is no longer hurting.He could find his”shiny spot” in that and has left you with many great memories.Cherish each of them.
Daniel Demers & Dwight Mossman
So sorry for your loss Shirley, Julianne and Tim.
My deepest condolences to you Shirley, Julianne and Tim. I will always cherish the memories of the good times and adventures Jamie and I had growing up in Caledonia. All of us who knew him have a Jamie story or 2 that will bring a smile to us when we think of him.
Our deepest condolences to the Acker family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss ❤️
Donald and Inez Shupe
I worked with Jamie at Rossignol sales body shop in the 80’s.
We had some good times. may he rest in peace.
Rev. Douglas Mailman
Rev Dr Doug Mailman
My deepest sympathy and prayers to Shirley Julie and Tim. Shirley has always been like a second mom. Julie a sister and Jamie like a brother as well as one of my closest and dearest friends. I have so many fond memories of our times together.
Shirley, I was so sorry to hear this. What a beautiful tribute to Jamie! I, too, can spot shiny things and will always think of Jamie from this point on. Much love ❤️
I am sorry to hear about Jamie my condolences to Shirley & Julie and family
Joey and sandra nass
Our sincere sympathy to Jamie’s family. He was definately a great person , he will be missed.
My thoughts are with the Acker family along with my condolences . I haven’t seen Jamie for a few years now but at that time we had a great chat . Rest in peace Jamie
Jaime will be missed by many and will forever be in our hearts. Always enjoyed running the roads with Jaime. Condolences to Shirley and family.
Bonnie Labrador and Jerry Mansfield
To Jamie’s Family
So sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. Know that we are thinking of you, and please accept our sincere condolences.
So sorry for your loss. May your many memories of Jamie sustain you. My thoughts are with you all–Shirley, Julianne and Tim.
Shirley & Julie sure have a lot of great memories growing up & just hanging out. Cherish all those great memories and know that my thoughts are with you all.
Shirley, Julianne and Tim, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish your memories and know that Jamie is now on his quest for that final shining object. RIP Jamie and I hope you are at peace.
Leigh and Cathy Merry
So sad to hear of Jamie’s passing our sympathy to you all
So sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing, I have fond memories of him from when we met in Grade 11. Enjoyed his fun spirit and also his sweet nature he hid behind his laugh. Kind condolences to the family, I’m sure your great memories will help get you through this.
Carlie ( Shupe) Croft
Shirley & Julie
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear this terrible news . Jamie and I were best of friends growing up…. Three wheeling and motorcycles . If we were biking we were polishing . Over there years we grew apart as most do but still very sad to hear this news
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our Condolences to Shirley and all his family. We are very sorry for your loss. Treasure the Memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Shirley and Family, my sincere sympathy to you all,hug one another tighter and cherish all your great memories ❤
Dennis & Sharon Wills
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your son, brother and brother-in-law. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jamie was a sweet guy and will be missed by all who knew him.
Debbie and Ronnie
Our deepest condolences Aunt Shirley, Julianne and Tim.
Hold tight those wonderful memories. RIP Jamie
My deepest condolences to Shirley and Julie, hold his memory close and know he is in a place of no more pain
So sorry for your loss, sending deepest condolences to Shirley, Julianne and Tim.
Had a lot of good times with Jamie which made great memories and when thinking about them make me smile and laugh.
Shirley, Julianne and Tim my thoughts are with you, take care.
Wanda Lee Wentzell Baron
Heartfelt Condolences to the Acker family.
I was Maid of Honour at his wedding.
I am so sorry for your loss. Hold your memories dear to your hearts. He is at peace now.
Robert B Carver
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Rob & Sandra
I am sorry to hear about Jamie my condolences to Shirley & Julie and family. We were good friends in high school but lost touch with him after I joined the military.
So sorry for your loss,hold all the great memoeies close to your heart,he was a great guyR.I.P.Jammie
Sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. I haven’t seen him in a few years. He used to drop in the garage for a chat, and to pick up a new truck calendar for himself and his Dad. Louis Holdright
Dear Shirley, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your son, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sincere condolences to Jamie’s family. I can only imagine the hole in your hearts right now. May he rest in peace. Blessings, Lloyd and Dianne Swinemar
Sincere sympathy to Shirley, Julie & family.May you all find comfort in the many memories you have of Jamie. Hold them close in your heart and cherish them.Look to the night sky and find the biggest,shiniest star ,maybe you will see him smiling down on you with love.
Sigh, a definite shooting star from the past. I was stunned to her the news from Dougie Mailman. I haven’t seen nor heard from Jamie for years. Still, news of his passing was a reminder of my days in Caledonia, his quiet Dad Mervyn, his always laughing and loving mom, Shirley and his kid sister – Julie. Thinking of you all, condolences, Steven Gaetz
A Reed Conrad
So sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing as my thoughts are with you Shirley, Julie and Tim too. Remember him when I was growing up and visiting Aunt Audrey and Unc’ Arthur…and Auntie’s bean dinners, ha. So too that big ’59 mercury turnpike, piling the kids in the back seat to return to Caladonia and have it in my diecast collection as a memory. Will remember him always.
Bonita Labrador and Jerry Mansfield
To Jamie’s Family
Please accept our sincere condolences. We are so sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing.
Bonnie and Jerry
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie”s family he will be missed by all who knew him .My condolences