James R. “Jim” Plourde, 65, of Yulee passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts he was a son of the late Lucien and Ellie Liberge Plourde.
For most of his adult life, Jim worked in construction as a carpenter and hanging drywall. During his working career he was a member of Carpenter’s Local #33 in Boston, Massachusetts and a member of Carpenter’s Local #1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He and wife of 39 years, Nancy, had moved to Yulee five years ago from Windsor, Maine.
Jim was a hard working man who will be remembered as a “good guy” and a loving father and grandfather. In addition to their three sons, he and Nancy adopted four daughters and served as foster parents. Jim was a wonderful man who instilled a huge amount of love and taught everyone the value of family, determination and that regrets are not to be dwelled on, as “life happens”.
His surviving family includes his best friend, Nancy Plourde; three sons, Joseph Plourde and his wife, Tricia, of Livermore Falls, Maine, James Plourde, of Winthorp, Maine and Derrick Plourde of Yulee; five daughters, Cassandra, Tanazia, Aiyana and Jennifer Plourde, Natasha Sudsbury all of Yulee; a sister, Mary Friend of Concord, New Hampshire; a brother, Stephen Plourde of Lynn, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Robert Dudley, sister-in-law-Sabrina Dudley and nephew, Lucas Dudley, as well as two grandchildren, Dylan Plourde of Las Vegas, Nevada and Emily Plourde of Augusta, Maine.
There will be no local services planned. His family will gather at a later time to celebrate his memory.