Mr. James Thomas Trudeau, Jr.

  • Born: October 9, 1960
  • Died: November 12, 2018
  • Location: Riverview, Michigan

Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

3200 West Rd.
Trenton, MI 48183

office@martenson.com
Tel. (734) 671-5400

Tribute & Message From The Family


TRUDEAU, Jr., James (Jimmy) T., age 58, of Riverview, November 12, 2018. Beloved husband and best friend of Cheryl Trudeau. Loving and proud father of Elizabeth Trudeau (Christopher Simmons) and Douglas Trudeau. Jimmy brightened the life of everyone he knew. He had immense pride for his family and will be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness and generosity. He is survived by his sisters Janice (John) Bondy, Therese (Bruce) Mayrand, Susan (John) Larson and Margaret (Andrew) Payne. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Beverly Trudeau. Visitation is Thursday, 3 - 9 p.m. at Martenson Funeral Home, 3200 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183. Service will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 2901 Manning St, Trenton, MI 48183. Donations in his name can be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute at Karmanos.org/Donations.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Deepest condolences to your family. I worked with Jim at Mans Lumber and thought the world of him. He was a super guy and I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He will be forever missed. May your family all find peace in the coming days. Rest in peace Jimmy.

Posted by Shawn McMaster - Garden City, MI - Friend   November 20, 2018

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We here at Vistal Homes are very saddened to hear of your loss. Jim was a delight to work with and will be missed. Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Trudeau family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Aldo Stenta & Staff - Northville, MI - Acquaintance   November 20, 2018

Condolences to the Trudeau family. It may be 50 years since i've seen Jimmy, but he's always been remembered as a friend.

Posted by Patrick Balogh - Fuquay Varina, NC   November 19, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and the family.
Al & Tina (Ditner) Kotula

Posted by Al & Tina Ditner Kotula - Las Vegas, NV - Family   November 17, 2018

It's terrible to hear about Jimmy. This year has brought are family so much pain. Hugs and Prayers for everyone. Barb Coble Family Allen Park

Posted by Barbara Coble - Allen park, MI - Family   November 16, 2018

I am so deeply saddened to hear of Jim's death. My sincere condolences to his family. He was such a pleasant person. He will be missed. Love, Lori Palumbo Puckett

Posted by Lorein Palumbo Puckett - Cape Coral, FL - friend   November 16, 2018

So very sorry to hear of his passing. He was the nicest neighbor growing up as kids.
Truly a kind-hearted person

Posted by Sara Gould-Apruzzese - Trenton, MI - Friend   November 16, 2018

The whole Gould family sends their love and sympathy ❤ Jimmy was always always the nicest friendliest person you'd ever meet. So very sorry to hear such sad news of his passing

Posted by David Gould - Trenton, MI - Friend   November 16, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We are so sorry for your lost.

Posted by Mary DiCello - Family   November 15, 2018

Cheryl,Douglas and Elizabeth, my prayers are with you . Jimmy was the kindest man I ever met. My heart is heavy and goes out to you. I will be with you today and tomorrow in spirit only but I will be there after if you need me anytime!

Posted by Robin Vizachero - Trenton, MI   November 15, 2018

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.

Posted by Carl & Mary Webb - Newport, MI - Family Friend   November 15, 2018

Cheryl, I am so very sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Embee

Posted by Maribeth Migliaccio-Will - Rockwood, MI   November 15, 2018

Cheryl, I am so very sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Embee

Posted by Embee Migliaccio-Will - Rockwood, MI   November 15, 2018

Posted by Embee Migliaccio-Will - Rockwood, MI   November 15, 2018

Cheryl, it is so hard to find the right words to express how sad I feel for you and your kids. I know your strong love for him will always be in your hearts, and he will therefore be with you always. Peg

Posted by Peg Luckhardt - Tecumseh, MI - Coworker   November 15, 2018

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Cheryl and family, We are so sad to hear about Jimmy. We were lucky enough to hang out with you guys and it was always so much fun! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Dean and Judy Etsios

Posted by Dean and Judy Etsios - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI - Friend   November 15, 2018

Cheryl -
I was so shocked and saddened by this news. Please know that I am thinking of you as we all are here in Ann Arbor. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. ~ Tréa

Posted by Trea MANSON - Ann Arbor, MI - Coworker   November 15, 2018

Jim, so thankful for the opportunity to work with you. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest in peace.

Posted by Kim Shrum - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   November 15, 2018

So so sorry to hear this news Cheryl. Peace be with you and your family. Linda-Kitch (Mt Clemens)

Posted by Linda Pappas - Roseville, MI - Coworker   November 15, 2018

I wish there were words that could take your pain away, but there is not.
But we weep with those who weep and we pray for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus .
There are no words, but please know that your family is loved and prayers are offered on your behalf.

Posted by Kathy Bondy Dula    November 15, 2018

Jim.. You were always so helpful and full of cheer. Thank you for being you.... May god watch over you and your family.... your friend... Mark -

Posted by mark whitehouse - Westland, MI - Friend   November 15, 2018

Prayers for peace and any comfort you can all find together as a family. Knowing Douglas, I can only imagine what kind of dad, friend and example to others Jim must have been. Sending love and light at this very difficult time.

Posted by Tracy Backus - Crofton, MD - Friend   November 14, 2018

Cheryl, Liz & Doug,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort,
Courage to face the days ahead and
Loving memories to forever hold in your
hearts. Jimmy was a gem, his smile infectious,
his kindness genuine. I cannot imagine your
immense loss. Sending hugs and love.

Posted by Mary Cameron Funk - Troy, MI - Friend   November 14, 2018

To Cheryl and the whole family we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jimmy. He was such a kind,funny, just all around good guy. He will be terribly missed and our prayers go out to you for God to give you strength at this time.

Posted by ken & cindy white - gregory, MI - Friend   November 14, 2018

I send my deepest sympathy to Cheryl and their children, Elizabeth and Douglas. Jimmy was kind to his friends and a devoted and proud family man. I know they will love and miss him forever.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7

Posted by Nancy Przybylski Flood - Naples, FL - Family Friend   November 14, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a great example of a wonderful husband, father, and friend who we feel blessed to have known for many years. Gone way to young, RIP dear sweet Jimmy. We love you Cheryl, Elizabeth, Douglas and extended family. Steve and Julie Engle

Posted by Steve and Julie Engle - Grosse Ile, MI - Friend   November 14, 2018

Cheryl, Liz & Doug, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband and father. Jim was such a kind, sweet and loving man. We will always cherish the fond memories we have of him. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Jim! Love, Clay, Cindy, Chad & Cody Carpenter

Posted by Cindy Carpenter - Riverview, MI - Friend   November 14, 2018

Dear Cheryl ,Sue ,Vita and all the Trudeau and Vizachero families, I was so sad seeing this just now. You all have my sympathy. Hugs

Posted by andrea Young - Clyde, OH - Friend   November 14, 2018

I am so sorry. Doug is an exceptional person. His dad must have been one too. Star and Laurie

Posted by Maris Stella Swift - Coopersville, MI - Friend   November 14, 2018

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Deep sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Jim.
Kathy Myers- cousin of Jim's - Gladys Rauschenberger Snyder's daughter

Posted by Kathy Myers - Bloomfield Hills, MI   November 14, 2018

Praying for peace for Cheryl, the kids and extended families. Jimmy was such a great guy, loved by everyone who knew him; words can't express the magnitude of their loss. We are sending our love and asking God to Bless the family and bring them peace during this painful season.

Posted by Victor & Kelley Franchetto - Rock Hill, SC - Classmate   November 14, 2018

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RIP Jim, you were one of the best I ever met. Always kind and smiling. I am glad our paths crossed at Mans. My prayers and condolences are with the family.

Posted by Larry O'Hara    November 13, 2018

What a great friend ! Will truly be missed . May your faith carry you through these most difficult days.

Posted by Jerry Wawrzyniec - Coworker   November 13, 2018


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