James Bruce Chick, peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Saturday, May 3, 2008 in his 79th year, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his children Jannaca (Paul), Robert (Diane), Melissa (Glen), and Sarah, and his grandchildren Heather, Genevieve, Amy, Owen and Jeremy, as well as his sister Marion Hogarth, and his ex-wife Susan Chick. He was predeceased by his brothers Courtney and William and sister Mary Agnes. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1952 and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He worked at the London Life Insurance Company from 1953-1985 as Publicity Executive. He was president of the U.W.O Alumni Association from 1963-64. He was instrumental in orchestrating the Great Concert Series at the U.W.O. Alumni Hall throughout the 1960s, hosting many famous international performers. He was president of the North American Life Advertisers Association from 1975-1976. After retiring from London Life he worked as a freelance writer in the field of advertising and public relations and lived in Stratford, Ontario for several years. He was known for his love and appreciation of jazz music, forming friendships with several famous musicians. But most of all he was known throughout his life for his excellent sense of humour, as well as his deep love for family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We would like to thank Martha Andrews and her family for all their love, support and assistance. Thanks also go to all his medical caregivers at the Victoria Hospital, London. Friends may call on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London where the memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation with internment at a later date. In lieu of flowers please give donations on behalf of Jim to the Arthritis Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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