Obituary for the late Robert Emanuel James

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Emanuel James, a beloved partner, father, pharmacist and nurse who touched the lives of many.

Robert, born in Sea View Farm, a small village in Antigua and Barbuda on June 2nd, 1945, passed away on April 8, 2023. After years as a successful pharmacist, he immigrated to Canada in 1976 where he retrained as a nurse. One of his proudest moments was earning a B.Sc in nursing from Charles Sturt University, Robert was an accomplished tennis player and fisherman, but his true passion was cricket. He played for Antigua, and later for local teams in Canada. Robert’s love for his family was immeasurable.

He is survived by his long-term life-partner Ivorine and family. He also leaves behind his four children, Robert Rap (Kim), Lois (Robby), Marcia and Kathy (Kevin), seven grandchildren, Ché, Willow, Mikayla, Simon, Malcolm, Sebastian and Sarina  as well as his surviving brother and sisters, Joseph, Ernestine, Yvonne and Margaret.

Robert’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25th at Lebanon Moravian Church in Sea View Farm.

Though we mourn his loss, we celebrate his life and the legacy of compassion and dedication that he leaves behind.

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