James "Jim" Tree

Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2023
McAdam's Funeral Home
160 York Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of James "Jim" Clarke Tree

It is with heavy hearts that the family of James (Jim) Clarke Tree announces his passing on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at the age of 56.  He was born in Moncton, NB, on December 29, 1966, to loving parents Clarke and Hazel Tree.

Jim will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 32 years, Janet (Tregunno) and his loving sons, Robbie (Jamie Ward) and Alex Tree.  Also left to mourn are brothers, David (Brenda), Stephen (Jeannette); a sister, Susan Tree Bujold (Valmond); a sister-in-law, Laura (Larry) MacMaster; nieces and nephews, Jason and Andy Tree, Matthew, Katie, Sarah, Emma, Sophie, Sam, and Ava Bujold and Chris, Andrew and Bradley MacMaster; aunts, Jean Lowe and Marie Herman; cousins, Kathy Stere, Gregg Lowe, Brenda Krug and Cathy Prawer. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Clarke and Hazel (Sparling) Tree.

Jim was raised in a loving home in Moncton, NB, where he graduated from Moncton High School before earning a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University. He continued his education with a Diploma in Information Technology.

Jim was a hard worker who took on increasingly responsible positions in Sales, Information Technology and Management through his career in NS and NB.

Most of all, Jim was a family man, he adored his family and they were the most important joy in his life.  He was devoted to his wife Janet and proud father to sons, Robbie and Alex.  Jim was very involved in his children’s lives, often stepping up to coach his son’s teams in soccer and hockey. He shared his love of nature through family camping trips and passed on his love of travel as they enjoyed many family trips throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Jim was an adventurer of the sky and seas.  A lifelong sailor, Jim was a member of the Mactaquac Sailing Association and a pilot at the Fredericton flying club.  He spent many enjoyable hours sailing and flying with friends and family.  He played hockey in his youth and played soccer for many years in both the men’s indoor and outdoor (Old Boys Soccer league).

Jim’s accomplishments were many and he always strived to do his best, whether completing home renovations or helping his wife and sons with their interests.

Jim was a true gentleman and a kind person always willing to lend a hand. His friends were many and he maintained close friendships from his early childhood.

Jim loved animals and held a special bond with the cats he cared for throughout his lifetime. He will be missed by his feline companions, Rosie and Callie.

Jim’s passing has left a great void in our lives. With grateful hearts for the time shared with an incredible man, he will be forever loved and missed.

A memorial gathering will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Sunday July 23, 2023 from 2-5 pm with words of remembrance beginning at 3 pm. 

For those who wish, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Fredericton/Oromocto SPCA.

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