James MaureenJAMES, Maureen Joyce (Parker) - The caring, beautiful and funny woman who was Maureen James passed away on March 11, 2018 peacefully at home.

Born in Montreal, she moved with her family several times, eventually settling in Florida where she graduated high school at 16.

She then headed on her own to Toronto where she started her career in the advertising and marketing business.

She left a lasting impression wherever she worked because of her intelligence, integrity, loyalty and wonderful sense of humour.

She was a Second City trained comedian and improv actor and appeared at many venues around southern Ontario.

When she moved to Minden she joined the Highland Summer Festival and appeared in several plays over the years most notably as the hilarious Reverend Mother Mary Regina in Nunsense.

While living in Florida she became part of the local folklore when she was asked to leave The Montgomery Fields School of Charm. We can only speculate why.

She was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters Julie and Emily, a great friend to her acquired children Carolyn and Tim and a doting Nanny-Mo to her adored grandchildren, Cameron, Benjamin and Klara.

She leaves behind her heartbroken sisters Lois and Nancy who along with their recently deceased mother Eileen and her husband Jon were her best friends.

Shocked and saddened are her niece Lisa and family and her hundreds of friends in Toronto, Minden and around the world. She was predeceased by her beloved father Lawrence and her equally funny nephew Mathew.

In recent years she devoted herself to volunteering with the Adult Day Program at Highland Crest and as a Hospice Volunteer in the community.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Moe will take place when the weather warms.

In lieu of flowers Maureen would love for you to take your family out for lunch.

“I only wish that you could hold me now, until I gain control again.”