The passing of James "Jim" Fraser Weaver, husband of Joan (Gulliver) Weaver of Doaktown, NB, occurred on November 24, 2020 at MiramichiRegionalHospital. Born on October 15, 1941 in Doaktown, NB, he was a son of the late Robert and Hilda (O'Donnell) Weaver. Jim graduated from Teachers College and received a Bachelor of Teaching and in Education from UNB. He taught in New Brunswick, Pangnirtung and Iqualuit, NU and Fort Simpson, NT. His teaching philosophy centered on bringing the outdoors into his classrooms and his classrooms to the outdoors. As an avid outdoorsman, Jim started on the shores of the Miramichi before spending 31 years in Nunavut and Northwest Territories, most of which he spent navigating the Mackenzie River. Simply put, he had the will, strength and skills to go where others couldn't, experiencing some of the most miraculous places and animals in North America, especially hunting the mighty moose and the finesse of Miramichi fly fishing.
In addition to his loving wife of 54 years, Jim is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hayes (Shane) of Thunder Bay, ON; son, Kevin Weaver (Jaylene) of Lakeville, MN; grandchildren, Dylan, Quinn, Grayson and Barrett; brother, Edwin "Mac" Weaver of Spences Bridge, BC; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his best canine friend, Willow.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Glen and Stanley Weaver.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of York Funeral Home's Miramichi Valley Chapel. Due to current conditions, Jim's family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a memorial to be planned next summer. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to New Brunswick Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com