Donald James "Jim" Berthiaume

Jim Berthiaume, 48, of Essexville, our funny, kind hearted, and care free father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, August 10, 2017. Jim was born in Bay City on March 20, 1969, the son of James Donald and Patricia (Briggs) Berthiaume. He was a 1987 graduate of Garber High School, where he excelled in swimming. Jim briefly served in the Army Reserves and led a career as a talented landscaper. He had a love for hunting, fishing, playing darts, University of Michigan Football, his Detroit Tigers, and most of all loving his family, especially his parents. Jim leaves to carry on his legacy, his four children: Meagan Berthiaume, McKenzie (Cameron) Otto, Chandler (Kyle Roksiewicz) Berthiaume, and Logan Berthiaume. Jim was the grandpa of Easton Otto and will forever be remembered by his father, Donald Bethiaume; siblings, Karen (Jon) Scofield, Denise (Dave) House, Mary Beth (James) Hargrove;  his nieces and nephew: Valerie Litner, Kyla Walker, Nathan House, Alyssa Hugo, Shauna Rollf and their families, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his mother, Patricia "Pat" Berthiaume. Jim's family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM until the time of Jim's 7:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. May you find Peace in Heaven little brother. I’m so glad we got to go morel mushroom hunting in the spring , even though we didn’t find a one mushroom… lol I will treasure the time we could spend together . You will be missed Jim .. Love you !!

  2. Your daughter was absolutely gorgeous. Perfect might I add. As I’m sure you were looking down and smiling as she walked down that aisle. Thank you james, for molding perfect children that grew up to solidify in hard working ethics, great personalities, and beautiful characteristics. May you rest wonderfully.

  3. Jim was always a pleasant visitor at our house. Our son Patrick and Jim gave us so many memories to remember him. Our Easter break to Florida with two seniors ( Patrick & Jim) will be something we will always remember. Thoughts and prayers to Jim’s Family thank for sharing Jim with us,

    Ann & Frank Davis
    God’s Blessing to the Family

  4. Sorry for the loss of someone so young, an age at which most of us are just beginning to enjoy things that the fullness of life and family can bring. I did not know this man but had the pleasure of working with his wonderful daughter Meagan, any man that has had a part in raising such a kind beautiful soul as she will be sorely missed on this planet, of that I am certain. My condolences to the family and a wish for strength and peace in this very difficult time. I wish you joy in remembering the times you shared

  5. Deeply saddened by the loss of Jim. He was a good man. A good father. A good son and a good brother. My sympathies to his dad, who always called him Charlie, and to his family who loved him unconditionally. May you find peace and comfort in knowing he’s with his mom, and that one day you’ll all be reunited once again.

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