James "Jim" Frederick Messerschmidt, of R#1 Elmwood, passed away at home with his loved ones by his side on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  He was 53.                              

Survived by loving wife and best friend of 29 years Bonnie Becker-Messerschmidt of R#1 Elmwood.  Proud father of Alex Messerschmidt of Owen Sound and Joy Messerschmidt of Durham.  Grandfather of two.  Fondly remembered by his brother Paul (Susan) Messerschmidt, sisters Judy (Ron) Schreinert both of R#1 Elmwood, Wendy Ahrens of Hanover, Faye (Paul) Lantz of Cambridge and Lorie (Allan) Jarvis of Alberta.  Remembered fondly by his mother-in-law Marion (nee Monk) Becker of R#1 Elmwood and brother-in-law Michael (Melissa) Becker of R#1 Elmwood.  Jim will be missed by his many nieces and nephews and their families, friends, co-workers and family pets.  Predeceased by his parents, father-in-law Orval Becker and brothers-in-law Richard Ahrens and Terry Becker in infancy. 

Visitation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Sullivan (682006 7th Sideroad, Desboro) on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 12 noon until 1:45 p.m. where a Funeral Service will commence at 2:00 p.m. Pastor John Graham officiating. Interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood, Ontario. 

Memorial donations to the St. Peter's Sullivan - Social Needs Fund, St. Peter's Sullivan Wheelchair Accessible Washroom Fund or to Operation Smile Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.  Register book available at


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