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James Robert Crispo

James Robert Crispo

CRISPO, James Robert "Jim" "Critter" – Blind River, Ontario

October 26, 1955 – September 6, 2019

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Jim at the North Shore Health Network, Blind River, Ontario, surrounded by his loving family and his lifelong friends, in his 64th year.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Pamphillis (Mattie) Stanislawski, of Elliot Lake, Ontario, and the late James Crispo.

Jim had a lifelong career with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), and he also owned the Lakeview Inn and Restaurant in Blind River. He had many outdoor interests and spent much of his time hunting, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, and loving everyday. His proudest achievement was building his own log home. 

We may never be able to see him again, but he will live in our hearts forever.

Forever loved and in the heart of his wife Terry (nee Dean), whom he adored. Cherished stepfather of Scott English (Linzi), Patrick Huffman (Krystle), Steven Huffman (Jenny), and Kelly Wagg (Colin). Treasured "Papa Moose" to Devon, Konnor, Mitchell, Autumn, and Poppy.  Brother of David Crispo, Mark Crispo, Yvonne Crispo, and Louise McCuaig (Paul); and stepbrother of Joe Stanislawski (Goody) and Barb Godin (Ben). Brother-in-law of Karen VonPickartz (Gerrie), Rick Dean (Cindy), Michel Lahaie, and Dave Fete. He will be missed dearly by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Father of James Crispo (Dominique) and Calvin Crispo. Jim leaves a host of relatives in the Havre Boucher, Mattie Settlement, and Tracadie areas of Nova Scotia.

Predeceased by his stepfather Edmund Stanislawski; sister, Julia Lahaie; mother-in-law, Loretta Dean; stepfather-in-law, Bert Vandendriessche; stepbrother Edmund Stanislawski; stepsister, Marianne Fete; and niece, Kara Bouillon.

To our numerous friends who were supportive and reached out with their time, thoughts and prayers…thank you.

Visitation will be held Thursday in St. Peter’s Place, Tracadie from 2pm until time of funeral at 4:30pm in St. Peter’s Church, Reverend Bill Crispo presiding.  Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Havre Boucher.

Family flowers only, please.

Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to a sick kid’s hospital of your choosing, to St. Michael’s Foundation (30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, or to the Havre Boucher Luncheon Fund. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences:

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Service Date
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, NS

After 2pm Thursday until time of funeral in St. Peter's Place, Tracadie

Burial Location
St.Paul's Cemetery, Havre Boucher

Requested Charity
A children's hospital, Havre Boucher Luncheon Fund, or St. Micheal's Foundation