Peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 of Major James Emmett Ayers (Veteran of World War II, Korean War, and U.N. Peacekeeping) of Charlottetown, age 85 years.
Beloved husband of Anita Hennessey-Ayers (nee Miller), and the late Eileen Ayers (nee Walsh).
Dear father of David (Iris) Ayers, Leonard (Barb) Ayers, and Anne Gallant.
He will be lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren Sam Ayers, Zac and Jesse Ayers, Matthew, Laura, Timmy and Kirk Gallant, step-children Bonnie (Bob) Brammer, Monty (Kim) Hennessey, Dr. Rob (Florence) Hennessey, Tim (Cindy) Hennessey, Mike (Estelle) Hennessey, and twelve step-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Isabel (nee Goodwin) Ayers, sons Wayne and Charles Ayers, brothers Bert, Pat and Fr. Leonard Ayers, sisters Elwin MacDonald and Pearl MacLellan.
Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 9:45 Saturday morning, then to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in the family plot at The Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Visiting hours on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Catholic Family Services Bureau.
Members of the Knights of Columbus will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Friday at 9 p.m.
On line condolences may be made at www.islandowned.ca
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veteran's Tribute Service at the Hennessey Funeral Home at 6:45PM on Friday, 17 December 2010.