James “Jim” Roache

Roache- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Marshall Gowland Manor, Sarnia on Thursday July 14, 2022. James “Jim” Edgar Roache, age 75 years of Corunna. Loving husband of 53 years to Kathy. Much loved father of  Kirk Roache (Sue) of Sombra, Natalie Blais (Marc) of Texas, Lyle Roache (Jody) of Corunna and Sarah DaCosta (Victor) of Sarnia. Cherished grandfather of Jessica, Erica, Tanner, Shelby, Kayla, Kassandra, Karley, Kameron, Taelor and Emelia and great-grandfather of Emerson, Jaxson, Hudson, Keverleigh and Kenver. Jim was a loving brother of Norma, Edna, Ronnie, Gerry and Joanna. He was predeceased by 5 other siblings. Jim and Kathy have resided in Corunna for over 40 years. He was active in the community with minor sports including hockey and baseball and served on Moore Township Council during the time of transition to St. Clair Township. The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor and specifically the Iris Wing for the care and compassion shown to Jim and the entire family during his stay there.  In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Parkinson Foundation, MS Society or to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca  Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


Parkinson Foundation MS Society Alzheimer Society

Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

35 thoughts on “James “Jim” Roache”

  1. Sending our deepest condolences to Kathy and the entire Roache Family.
    It was such a privilege and honour to work with your husband and father. He was an incredibly smart and thoughtful man. Jim used to refer to himself at work as the old sparker he had such a wonderful sense of humour. I was so happy he finished his book, I just finished reading it. May you look back on the precious memories and bring you peace and comfort during this unimaginable time.

    Shelley and Jim Kelly

  2. Colleen Manning

    Kathy and family
    Thinking of you all at this sad time Jim was one of the Best ..love to all ..
    Rick,Colleen,Kayla and Troy

  3. Kathy and family So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. His sense of humour was his trademark. Loved working with him. You are in my thoughts.

  4. OMG ….I am so sorry Kathy, Lyle, Natalie and family. Words cannot express how badly I feel for you. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jim at Shell (work wife) and became a good friend with both of you! His sense of humour, compassion and great friendship will be missed by many. Always remember Jim coming to my office to chat (and hide) lol. Very smart man in all aspects of work. Lunches at their home, celebrating your Anniversary and to me ‘he was one of a kind’! So sorry I didn’t make it to visit him at MGM…. He will be missed by ‘many’…..To you Kathy..I will give you space right now as you will need it….Call me when you are ready?….Sending Love and Big Hugs to you and all your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren….Sending BIG hugs and thinking of you! Love, Georgina xoxoxo

  5. Brenda & Sam Najim

    Sending our sincere condolences to this beautiful family !! Jim was a treasure And an absolute pleasure to be around. We just think the world of this man even though he’s not with us but I am sure he is up in heaven doing the dance and living life again. We love you Jim Bob and you will never be forgotten ❤️🙏 RIP

  6. Catherine Squire

    Kathy and family, Jeff and I wish that we had met Jim much earlier than we did. What great neighbours to have! We were very lucky to have known Jim. Kathy you know we are here for you if you need anything.
    Jim is a peace and watching down on all of you.
    Our sincere condolences
    Jeff and Catherine

    1. Real et Pierrette Blais

      Mrs Roache, Natalie, Marc and the entire Roache family.
      Please accept our deepest condoleances.
      Réal and Pierrette Blais 🙏

  7. Lind Cotterill

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing., sending our condolences to Kathy and the entire Roach Family. Love and hugs. Tom & Linda Cotterill

  8. Patricia Sexton

    Kathy and family… so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. I loved working with him, he always had a smile, or was making others smile. Condolences and Hugs.

  9. Fred & Pat Sterling

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Roache Family with the passing of their Husband, Father & Grandfather. Treasure the great memories that you all have of Jim.

  10. Wayne and Wendy Moffatt

    Sending our condolences to the entire Raoche family. So sorry to hear such sad news. He will be greatly missed by many. Hugs to all of you.

  11. Kathy and family, words cannot express how sad I am that Jim has passed. Please accept my deepest condolences. It was a pleasure knowing him and honoured to be around his humour. I fondly remember his greeting to me “ how’s it going kid”? He was an incredible human and will never be forgotten.❤️

  12. Jeff and Sue Agar

    Kathy and family: Jeff and I send sympathies. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  13. So sorry to hear this. Jim will be missed by many. My condolences Kathy & all of your family. I know how hard all of you worked to make him comfortable. May he rest in peace!

  14. Kathy and Family. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Condolences to you and your family.
    Terry and Pam Wheeler

  15. Russ & Darragh Ginn

    Dear Kathy & family , we are so sorry to hear the sad news of Jim’s passing . He was a very genuine person with a huge heart and sense of humour .Many special memories will always be remembered with a smile .Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Take care and our thoughts are with you all ,🙏❤️

  16. Tim and Nancy jones

    Lyle and family please accept my condolences for the loss of a great person to have known and work with at shell always smiling may he Rest In Peace as we all know he’ll be missed

  17. Gary Krumholtz

    My deepest condolences to the Roache family. I enjoyed many years working with Jim at Shell, a true gentleman and will be deeply missed. God Bless

  18. Roache Family, writing with our sincerest condolences. When we met Jim in 2010, it was like we’d always known him. He was personable, spunky and loving, truly a kind, fun man with a big heart. He will be missed by everyone that he touched, that’s for sure. Wishing you all peace in your time of sorrow. With love, The Leddy Family

  19. Kirk and Lyle,

    Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Noel and Terry Lambe

  20. Anita and Chris Jolliffe

    Kathy and family: we are so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. Holding all of our good memories of Papa Jim as neighbour and friend in our hearts and prayers. Our sincere condolences, the Jolliffe family

  21. Sharon and Andy Mooser

    Kathy and family, we are so sorry to hear about Jim. May you find peace in all your memories.

  22. What a great pair. I got to know Jim through the Mooretown Museum and his wife Kathy. Jim was a big supporter of the Museum and often shared his insight and talents with the staff. Sending peace and love to his family.

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