March 24, 2021
In Memoriam — James St. Marie
Born May 3, 1929, Jim is predeceased by his wife Lorraine Grace St. Marie nee Leith (Aug. 8, 2011) and son T. Paul Ste. Marie (May 31, 2007).
After attending university, Jim chose a career in media and worked in Toronto at the CBC as floor producer where he went on to produce the Earl Cox Gardening Show. The show peaked Jim’s interest in horticulture and prompted him into writing a garden column for the Kitchener Record for many years. This also inspired Jim and his wife to travel the world — displaying and enjoying some of the planet’s finest flower gardens.
Jim’s passion working in the media however did not diminish and the segue of time and experience brought Jim to Conestoga College as a Professor teaching Media Broadcasting until a full and enjoyed retirement ensued.
Jim and his wife Lorraine visited a lot of places, did a lot of things, and met many people and made many friends. They were invited to and attended the Queens Garden Show at Buckingham Palace. He gained a vast amount of knowledge and shared it when he could, and from his many stories, Jim and Lorraine lived a beautiful life.
He is survived by his daughter Linda Ann, his brother Jack of Kitchener and sister Marjorie Robinson of Huntsville. Jim was a husband, father, brother, a teacher, a mentor and a friend of many people and we will all miss him dearly.