Obituary of James "Jim" Charles Cavill
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James “Jim” Cavill passed away peacefully on September 13 at Parkwood Mennonite Home, at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Jim was born on August 10, 1940, in New Castle, PA. A star athlete and student in high school, Jim attended American University where he was a national debater, president of his fraternity and a member of the first class to graduate from the prestigious School of International Service. Jim was also active in the civil rights movement in the Washington DC area. Although accepted to Duke Law, he chose instead to enter the business world with Exxon Corp, where he worked his way up to management, eventually joining Breslube Enterprises in Breslau, Ontario as Vice President in 1981. During this time, Jim was also on the board of the Waterloo Symphony. Breslube was acquired by Safety-Kleen Corp in 1988, where Jim worked until he retired in 2000. He returned to college, earning his MA in Religion and Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University and an addiction studies certificate from McMaster.
Jim was a friend of Bill W. for over 40 years, offering loving and compassionate support to many people along the way. He was always interested in news, politics, culture, sports, a good mystery novel and the latest James Bond movie. He was a man of faith, and he loved nothing more than grandpa fishing in Muskoka, spending time in his garden, his book club, walking his precious dog Max and was known for his unwavering love and generosity.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Comstock, his stepfather Bill Comstock and his beloved son Sean Cavill. He is survived by his wife Judy, and his 6 children and stepchildren Leslie (Matt), Sam (Kim), Sarah (Adam), Chad (Eleanor), Laura and Amy and 13 grandchildren Meg, Colleen, Kaitlyn, Zoe, Aidan, Mimi, Violet, Jo, Charlotte, Ben, Kyla, Avery and Ryen, and his brother Leland Comstock.
A Celebration of Life for Jim is planned for 10:00am on Saturday, September 24 at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St S, Waterloo. Followed by a light luncheon. All are invited to attend. A Livestream of the service will be held at www.erbgood.com
The family would like to thank everyone who cared for Jim at Parkwood. People wishing to honor Jim’s life can make donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, or the charity of their choice which can be arranged through the funeral home www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.