WO James (Jim) Buffett

Jim BuffettWe regret to inform you of the passing of James Buffett. James joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in 1956, served 32 years with the forces retiring from the Airborne Regiment in 1987 as a Warrant Officer. He served in the CAR ( 2 CDO, CABC, HQ and last off as CQ Svc CDO), 1 & 2 RCR (Fort York, Germany) and a short stint with the Black Watch prior to disbanding.

James, age 76, passed away at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Karla, Son Ben, daughter Karin, grandchildren Kyle, Julia, James, Matthew, Holly and a large circle of relatives and friends.

As per James’ request, cremation has taken place and there will be no service at this time.

The Buffett family would like to thank all family and friends for their support during Jim’s battle with cancer.

To sign the online memorial guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

6 Responses to “WO James (Jim) Buffett”

  1. on 11 Sep 2014 at 11:40 amblaster

    Resi in Peace, Jimmy.

  2. on 13 Sep 2014 at 8:25 pmHawkeye

    Sorry to hear of WO Jim Buffet’s illness and passing.
    He was of great assistance, and guidance, to this ‘blue job’ on my many attachments to the Cdn Ab Regt for various deployments.
    Fair Winds and Soft Landings, soldier; RIP . . .

  3. on 17 Jan 2015 at 9:39 pmchuck (colin) shaw

    Ah geez, this hit me hard. I’m so sad for your loss.

    Jimmy and I served in the same squad with him, 9Pl., E Coy 2CDO and we became good friends. Jimmy was a real deal airborne soldier. A hard worker, always willing to put his back into it, always a morale booster when the going got tough.

    I last saw him while he was serving as an instructor – mid eighties I believe – at the airborne school CFB Edmonton. Same guy he ever was, I’m happy to say

    I hope time has begun to lessen the grief you must be suffering.

    Chuck Shaw

  4. on 12 Feb 2015 at 3:50 pmWO (Ret) Peter PALMER

    Having learned of the passing of WO Jim Buffet was a sad time for me. Jim was a good friend to me in the Regiment during my tour with him. As the CQ he always had a hot pot of coffee around and treated everyone with respect. He was a professional soldier, like was said in the previous comment, Jim was the real deal Airborne soldier. RIP my friend and condolences to the family.

  5. on 21 Nov 2015 at 5:54 pmPaul Smith

    Jimmy was my first section commander in echo coy 9pl.He was a patient man and a good teacher. I learned a lot from him. I will always remember those days with great fondness. Sorry for my tardiness in expressing my sympathies but I am new at this computer stuff.


  6. on 27 Jun 2021 at 12:48 amJames D. Buffett

    Hello, my name is James Buffett.
    I am the grandson of james Buffett. It’s been 7 years since my grandfather’s passing and I’m just looking for more information about my grandfather. If anyone has any stories or pictures of him please email me at jm436749@dal.ca thank you.

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