It is with great sadness that the family of Rex Leo Jim announces his passing on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.
Rex was born on February 1, 1958, in Fort Frances, Ont., to George and Louise Jim. Rex lived in Seine River First Nation all his life. He enjoyed being in the “bush.” He would trap, fish and hunt and as his health challenged him enjoyed exploring the local area in his truck. As a young man he joined the OPP and served with the Seine River First Nation Police, eventually they became the Treaty Three Police. He was very proud of his work as an officer. He was a man of few words but many actions. He left the police force due to health issues and during this time discovered his artistic side. He was creative, enjoying drawing and upcycling materials to create new things.
He was huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, never missing a game. He will be greatly missed by his wife Debra; daughter Summer and son Zachary; grandson Kodiak; sisters Bernice Jim and Angelina Jim (Tim); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rex and Debra opened their home to many foster children, leaving a large legacy of love and care with a huge extended family too numerous to mention by name.
Rex was predeceased by his parents George and Louise; brother Garrett; sister Marion and one infant sister.
A visitation was held on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Funeral Home with Father Gino Mathias officiating.
Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will take place.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.