Jim (Aurele James) Belliveau, of Lower Coverdale, formerly of Sunny-Brae, NB., passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Aurele and Patricia (Ryan) Belliveau.
Kind, caring, committed, and dedicated, Jim will forever be in the hearts of those he loved. He is survived by his wife Kathy Belliveau; son, Kevin Belliveau (Stevi); sister, Janice LeBlanc (Jake); brother, Jean Paul (JP) Belliveau (Linda); sister-in-law Roxanne MacDonald (Garnet) and brother-in-law John Speller (Sherry); stepmother Eva (Richardson) Belliveau; from his previous marriage, son, Jason Belliveau (Shelley); grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and step siblings.
Jim was a retiree of the Canadian National Railway after a 53-year career beginning as a Machinist, followed by working in the Transportation Department as a Weights & Scale Inspector. He served as the CAW’s Local Chair and as a member of the National Executive of the CAW. Jim was often called upon to apply his expertise as a mediator and negotiator for many years including following his retirement.
He was a minor baseball coach and a competitive bowler with the Moncton Ponchos team. In addition to being an avid golfer, Jim held the positions of secretary and Club Captain at the Moncton Golf & Country Club. Jim was a Past President of Moncton Curler’s Association, who had curled competitively at the provincial level his team, once being runner-up at the Provincial Men’s Curling Championship; was an accredited instructor; coached MHS curling teams and was a member of the Silver Broom Committee when BC’s Rick Folk won the world title here at the coliseum.
He was an active member of the Riverview Lions Club having served as President, Secretary as well as devoting his time to various positions at the club and District levels. His passions included making a difference in the lives of others, to see everyone succeed and was always helping in any capacity either by utilizing his leadership skills or in a supporting role. Jim was recognized on many occasions for this dedication, commitment, and outstanding service by being presented with awards which included a Melvin Jones Fellowship through Lions International; a Life Membership, Fellowship and Judge Brian Stevenson awards through the Lions Foundation of Canada; as well as several Lions of Year and President Appreciation awards. He also served as a director on the Lions Sick Children’s Fund.
During his lifetime, Jim has impacted many lives through his inner strength, dignity, perseverance, and courage, enriching the lives of so many.
The family wishes to express immense gratitude to Dr. Jamie Stewart and their heartfelt appreciation to the number of medical staff and professionals who provided care to Jim during his stay at the 4600, 4100, 4400 and 3400 units at the Moncton Hospital.
A Lions Memorial and Candlelight Service remembering Lion Jim Belliveau will be held at Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Rd. Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00 pm.
Following that, a Celebration of Life gathering for Jim will be held with family and friends from 2:30 to 5:30pm at the Riverview Lions Club. Donations in Jim's memory can be made to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides in support of their facility (Capital Campaign) or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544 Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Sunday April 30, 2023
2:30pm to 5:30pm
Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Rd. Riverview, NB
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Lions Memorial and Candlelight Service Lion Jim Belliveau
LFC Dog Guides in support of their facility (Capital Campaign) or to the donor's choice