We are very sad to say Jim passed peacefully March 18th from cancer and surgery complications. The family was able to visit which was needed by all as he had not been allowed any visitors over the last 3 weeks due to Covid restrictions.
I have a few thoughts I'd like to share. I am sad and angry that he has left us but I know he is in a better place and the pain and suffering are gone. To help get through this I have a visual image to share. I picture him sitting on a big white puffy cloud, with big puffy white wings next to his brother Chris and his long time friend Elzo. All have a rye and coke in one hand and a big juicy burger in the other. I can hear that famous laugh which we haven't heard in a while.
He was a people person. Family and friends were everything to him. Jim was incredibly proud of his kids Justin, Jamie and Jen for their achievements and the people they have become. Avryl had a special place in his heart as well. He always said she was a kind, soft spoken person who was as beautiful on the inside as the outside. Then there is Shaun (the favourite son in law). Jim would get a big laugh when Shaun would call and ask for advice on how to build or repair something. He would say, can you imagine a nuclear engineer asking a truckdriver for advice. Jim had a great respect for Shaun.
Then there are the grandkids. He loved it when they came to stay and the more chaos the better. He was truly interested in all the different activities and watching the different personalities develop. He spent a lot of time with the kids at the cottage doing cottage stuff. He thought the kids should have as many outdoor experiences as possible like boating, skiing, swimming and of course in helping with all the work involved.
Then there was the BROTHERS weekend. That was a special weekend that entailed a lot of golf, scotch and beer. Most of those details should be left to your imagination!
Friends were very important to him. Many of whom have been around for over 40 years and some more than 50 years. Over the years there have been a lot of great parties, lots of travels and adventures (some in canoes) with true fiends, Most of all there have been lots and lots of good laughs.
Because of the CRAZY world we live in today there won't be a Celebration of Life at this time. Hopefully in the summer, as per Jim's wishes, we would love it if you all grabbed a rye and coke, a big burger and reminisce over the events of the last 40 to 50 years with a lot of laughs. He will be missed but remember the pain and suffering are over and he was honoured to have had such great friends. Lets celebrate the good years.
Thanks for all of your support and prayers through all of this.
The Trull Family
If so desired memorial donations to Matthews House Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Online donations, memories and condolences can be made at druryfuneralcentre.com