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John Bramwell Ivimey
February 16, 1924 - April 15, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Ivimey, John Bramwell. Master Warrant Officer (Ret), age 92, on Friday, April 15, 2016. A beloved, generous and adored husband, father, &ldquo;poppy&rdquo; and &ldquo;uncle Bram&rdquo; to many, he died peacefully, surrounded by his wife of 62 years, Audrey; his children; grandchildren; and extended family. &quot;Poppy&quot; was born in 1924, in Cupids, Newfoundland, to Heber and Flora Ivimey. He was the youngest of five children; his sister Verna and brothers Frederick and Valance &ndash; all died before dad was 16, leaving the young &ldquo;Bram&rdquo; &ndash; as he was called in Newfoundland - and his sister, Lily, to help their aging parents. After serving with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War II, and with the Canadian Forces in Korea, he returned to Newfoundland and married the girl from Brigus &ndash; Audrey Trickett -- in 1954. They started their family in St. John&rsquo;s and after dad served a year-long UN posting in Gaza, they moved to Fredericton and finally to Kingston in 1965. After 26 years of service, he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as an accountant at Secker &amp; Ross Chartered Accountants and at the S&amp;R Department Store, where he instilled a passion and knack for accounting to three of his sons. He retired at age 85 after a serious illness and the closure of S&amp;R. <br />He leaves behind his wife, Audrey; his children - Fred (Sharon), Ruth (Doug), Bill (Judy), Jeff (Ellen), Lori (Shawn), Donna (Dan), and Robert (Peelu); his adoring grandchildren &ndash; Kai (Maddee); Calvin (Faith); Michelle (Jesse); Candice (Alex); Vanessa (Drew); Lilly (Scott); Jacquelyn; Danica (Lucas); Johnny, Stuart(Michelle), Kenny (Leah), Bobby, Arjun, Emma, Maya and Audrey; and his great grandchildren Haylie, Riley, Carson and Ryder. The family awaits the arrival and celebration of another great grandson any day now. <br /> <br />Uncle Bram was a special uncle to his sister Lily&rsquo;s children &ndash; John and Verna Loder &ndash; and to the Taylors &ndash; whose families were touched by the early loss of a beloved parent. He was a jovial brother in-law and warm, fun-loving uncle to the Hiscock, Trickett and Snow families. Good-natured, but extremely stubborn (he still cheered for the Maple Leafs), he insisted on living his final years in the family home, something he could not have done without the devotion of his wife, his extended family and friends, and in particular his grandson, Kai. <br /> <br />He was blessed with a patient and caring wife, a large and loving family, generous friends and neighbours, wonderful co-workers, and by many years of good health. The family is especially grateful for the healthcare dad received &ndash; the nurses, doctors, physio and occupational therapists, paramedics and homecare workers &ndash; all who helped to make his final years comfortable. Every extra day of dad's good health and humour was a blessing and his passing could not have been any more gentle and fitting for such a sweet man. <br /> <br />The family will receive friends at the Robert J. Reid &amp; Sons, &ldquo;The Chapel on the Corner&rdquo;, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street) from 2-4 and 6-9pm on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 11am. Donations in our father's memory may be made to the Cupids Legacy Centre or to a charity of your choice.</div>