In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
WRIGHT, James Currie - of East Dalhousie, passed away on October 12, 2023, in the Bridgewater Hospital after a long battle with Cancer at the age of 74.
He was born on August 22, 1949, in Greenock, Scotland. He immigrated to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at the age of four, where he spent his adolescent years.
He joined the Navy in 1967 in Halifax where he served on various ships as a cook.
After retiring from the Navy in 1990, he continued to work as a long-haul truck driver and Commissionaire at various postings. Being in the Navy gave him his love of travel which he did lots of during his time in the service. In retirement, he enjoyed travelling back to Europe, including Ireland and Greece. The Navy and travel solidified his love for cooking. Though he never got used to family-sized meals, he always made enough to feed an army.
He developed a love for Newfoundland, the southwest coast in particular where he had a summer home for almost 20 years. While there, he enjoyed being out in his boat, at one of his off-grid cabins, and he rediscovered his love of painting.
He loved music of all kinds, telling a good story, reading, having a laugh or a dance with Liz and a drink of good scotch. He loved to doodle, especially putting moustaches, devil horns, and missing teeth on magazine pictures.
He was always ready to lend a hand with wood splitting and home renovations. Sometimes he motivated friends to get started on home renovations they had been talking about for too long. He could fix anything with duct tape and many nails, but electricity was not his friend.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Liz Billard), and daughters Heather Wright (Jon Lowthers), and Meagan Shaw (Tyler). Granddaughters Rebecca and Abbygail Shaw.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ellen(Currie) and William Wright and brothers Bill Wright, George Wright and sister June Beith (Fred). He is survived by his sisters Pat Briel and Ellen Levo and brother-in-law James Billard (Florence).
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread in the Scotland highlands. A celebration of life will take place at the Windsor Legion in Windsor, NS on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 1-3 pm.
Donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or your charity of choice.
We would like to express our appreciation to the doctors, nursing and support staff for the excellent care given to Jim. (Lindsay Funeral Homes)
Ships served in:
HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in ASSINIBOINE May 1967 - Apr 1970
HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY Jul 1973 - May 1974
* Voluntary release 1974
* Re-engaged 1976
HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY Feb 1976 - Jun 1978
HMCS PROTECTEUR - Served in PROTECTEUR Jun 1978 - Jul 1980
HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in IROQUOIS Dec 1980 - Jul 1983
* UN tour - Cpyrus - 1984
HMCS PROTECTEUR - Served in PROTECTEUR Dec 1989 - Feb 1990