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It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of James Millican Herkes, 88, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.

James was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 9, 1930 to Edward and Alma Herkes.

He came to Canada on June 12, 1954 and became a Canadian citizen on Sept. 10, 1959.

He worked in several communities while in Ontario, gradually making his way to Rainy River District. He met Doris Hughes from Rainy River, Ont. and they were united in marriage on Jan. 28, 1958.

James is survived by his wife, Doris; children Heather (Marvin) Hatch and Ian Herkes; and granddaughter, Sophia.

He also is survived by his siblings, Gordon (Mary), Alma, and George (Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews.

James was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Alma; brother, Edward; and another brother in infancy.

A time of fellowship and remembrance will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont.

If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.