In Loving Memory Of
James Leaman
1975 - 2023

Riverview – It is with profound sadness that we announce the accidental death of James Leaman, on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, at the age of 47.

Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Alan Leaman and Doreen (Cassidy) Leaman.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Amanda (Bateman) Leaman; his sons: Maxwell and River; and daughter, Jemma; his sister, Cindy LeBlanc (Chris), of Moncton; his brothers-in-law: Harold (Michelle) Bateman of Toronto ON, Ben (Joelle) Bateman of Shediac Cape, and Clint (Dominique) Bateman of Notre-Dame; his nieces and nephews: Sarah and Braeden (Cindy), Sydney (Harold), Analee and Kenzie (Ben), Peyton and Annie (Clint); as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jim loved being a dad, spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, gaming, solving problems, being funny and helping people. He worked at Nav Canada, in Technical Services, for 22 years.

Visitation will be held at Passage – Chartersville, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe NB, (506) 857-1901, on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 2 to 4 pm and 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Funeral Service will be held at St-Martin’s in the Wood Anglican Church, Shediac Cape NB on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10:30 am. A recording of the funeral service will be uploaded later that evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate a donation towards James’ children’s education funds. A donation can be made through their GoFundMe site at:

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at:

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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  1. Amanda, Max, River and Jenna, my heart goes out to you in this great time of sorrow. Hold on to every smile.

  2. Shocked and deeply saddened at Jim’s sudden passing. I’ve only known Jim for a year or so but I quickly learned to appreciate his quiet demeanour, solid work ethic and positive attitude. I can’t imagine the loss to his family, my deepest sympathies, you will be missed my friend!

  3. I would like to send my deepest condolences to Amanda, Max, River and Jemma and to the extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I remember Jim as being thoughtful, joyful and also being a great dad.
    He will be missed but never forgotten.

  4. My sincere condolences to you, Amanda and Family.

  5. My sincerest condolences to Jim’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Jim in Moncton from 2004 until 2007 and have fond memories of hiking the Dobson Trail with him during the summer of 2005. He will be missed, but I look back at these times and memories with warmth and a smile and I feel fortunate to have known him.

  6. Amanda, Max, River and Jemma.
    I was saddened to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. My most deepest condolences to all the family.
    He was a kind soul with a big heart and an amazing father. May he rest in peace ❤️

  7. Jim was the most precious of people. His smile and gentle manner and his love for all of his family were bountiful. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our hearts are broken.

  8. Cindy, Chris ,Sarah,Braeden and Leaman family.
    So sorry to hear this sad news .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Condolences to the family.

  9. Jim was a good friend of mine at Forest Glen and Moncton High. He never failed to make me laugh and was one of the kindest most sincere friends. I can’t imagine how much he will be missed by his loved ones. I’m so very sorry for this heartbreaking loss.

  10. On behalf of the entire Claude D. Taylor community, I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please know we are here to help in any way that we can moving forward.

  11. My sincerest condolences to Jim’s family, friends and colleagues at the Moncton ACC. I am proud to say that I was blessed to have met and worked with Jim. His NAV CANADA family will miss his smile and laughter.

  12. My sincere condolences to Jim’s family, his friends, and his coworkers. I hope that you get all the support you need at this difficult and tragic time. Jim to me was one of the kindest, gentle, and compassionate people I have ever met. God Bless.

  13. Our deepest condolences to you Amanda and your three children. We have so many memories of Jim and yourself over the years – from the gang hanging together on Deepwood Street to the many get-togethers with family and friends at Mike and Krista’s. Jim always had a joke and a laugh and will be deeply missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. Jim was one of my students while he was at NBCC. He was a great student and well respected by staff and his fellow classmates.

  15. When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. To Harold, Amanda and all your families, may the wonderful memories of James ease your suffering. I hope you can find the strength to get through this tragic time. Its so hard to say goodbye to someone so loved. Our most heartfelt condolences.

  16. I am so sorry for you loss. I am thinking of you, and your family. I am shocked and saddened by this devastating news, and cannot even image what you are going through.

  17. Amanda and family, my heart goes out to you all! Jim was a wonderful man and had so much love for his family
    Jim will truly be missed by all. My deepest condolences ❤️.

  18. Condolences to Amanda and children and to all the Leaman family from The Shirley Family.

  19. Amanda,Max,River,Jemma, Cindy, Doreen and family, my heart goes out to you in these hard times. My sincere condolences❤️
    Sending hugs and positive energy your way. Xox

  20. Amanda, Max, Jemma and River and family,

    Jim was one of the kindest and most caring people I have ever known. My deepest condolences to the entire family. He will be missed by many but never forgotten. You are all in my thoughts.

  21. So sorry to hear this terrible news
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family ❤️❤️

  22. We were so sorry to learn of this tragedy. Faye and I have always had fond memories of James and Amanda and the times we’ve spent with them at the cottage and on special family occasions in Moncton. Amanda, your children and James’ mother Doreen, please accept our condolences and best wishes.

  23. I am so very sorry for your loss, Jim was a very kind hearted and welcoming person. He would always have time for everyone, didn’t matter what was going on. He will be greatly missed.

  24. Our sympathies goes out to Amanda and the children and entire family! Love and prayers from Bill and Barbara Murray and family

  25. Amanda, Max, Jemma & River,
    Sending so much love your way.
    I worked with your daddy/hubby at NAV. He was one of my absolute favourite people on the planet and in some ways, he changed the way I live and parent my kids. Just so supportive, genuine, funny – and wow, did he ever talk about you guys a LOT – I loved hearing stories about you exploring out in nature, camping, digging holes in the backyard, cute holiday moments, playing games….he was ALL about you four and his face would light up with the best smile when he told these stories. There was often a great big laugh fest during and after the story, too. Even the challenging parts of family life didn’t faze him, he was “all in.”
    His time on earth was far too short, but because if you all, it was epically beautiful…and that means so much. ((Big hugs))

  26. My thoughts are with you and the kids, Amanda, as well as with your siblings. This is the time that family helps you through. Lean on each other

  27. To Cindy and Doreen..
    So so sad to hear the passing of James. This is a shock to everyone that knew this kind soul…. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. RIP..

  28. My sincere condolences to the entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during such a difficult time.♥️

  29. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Amanda and family. I was lucky enough to start at NAV CANADA with your husband/father and worked closely with him over the years. He was always someone that we loved to interact with, and having him in a room made everyone’s day better. His time here was far too short and will be so greatly missed.

  30. Over the years, Jim was highly respected in the NBCC community both as an EET student & graduate and also as an industry contact with NAV. He contributed greatly to the development of our programs. He will be missed. On behalf of those of us at NBCC, past and present, I extend condolences to all his family, colleagues and industry partners.

  31. Was completely shocked to hear about this. Jim the gentle ginger who had nothing but kindness in his heart. Always down for adventure and a person who already lived in legends during hikes and brewing at the “Tracy Lake Brew Company”. Jim was a rare breed in a scary world, a great example of a ‘good person’. My heart has been so heavy for his family and loved ones.

    “A little bit of up” one last time buddy. <3

  32. Laurie and I want to wish our deepest sympathies to all of Jim’s family and friends. He was an amazing gentleman and a great guy. I always appreciated Jim. He will most certainly be missed. Again our heart felt condolences.

  33. We are very sorry for your loss
    Our sympathies goes to you ; Amanda and the children , and the entire family

  34. My condolences as you grieve. Jim was a wonderful person and his absence wil be felt by many. My thoughts are with you, his family, and friends during this very difficult time.

  35. My sincerest condolences to Jim’s family, and friends. Jim was one of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to meet and the definition of a gentleman. He will be missed by all his teammates at NAV CANADA.

  36. So sorry Amanda and family to hear of Jim’s sudden passing, left us way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  37. I wish to express my deepest condolences to Jim’s Family as well as his Nav Canada Family. During my frequent visits to Moncton ACC with Nav Canada, I enjoyed working with Jim over the years. He was always pleasant and was well respected amongst his peers. He had a great sense of humour and will be missed greatly by all those who loved and worked with Jim.

  38. My deepest sympathies, Jim was an amazing him person and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with family and friends during this difficult time.

  39. To Harold, Amanda and the entire family, sending our deepest condolences. We are thinking of you and sending you a big hug.

  40. My deepest condolences to your beautiful family. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs.

  41. My deepest condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this unbelievably difficult time.

  42. Sending our sincere thoughts and prayers to Doreen, Amanda and all your family. We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing.

  43. I had the privilege to meet Jim 22 years ago when we started at Nav Canada together. Jim was a gentlemen, a passionate person and a wonderful colleague. My condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.

  44. Condolences to you and your family. Jim was truly one of the good guys.

  45. Amanda, our thoughts are with you, your family, extended family and your many,many friends. Times like this are hard to understand but the love of family and friends will come together extending to you a helping hand.

  46. My deepest sincere condolences to Amanda and family. I met Jim a few times during high school and while going to UNB. Was all positive and assuring Amanda had picked a wonderful guy. Last memory I have of Jim was at the twins’ baptism. My thoughts.

  47. Very sorry to hear the sad news about Jim. My sincerest condolences to all the family members. Jim was contributor to all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him. He was a great student, technologist as well as a wonderful family man. He was a great guy doing a great job and will be missed by all.

  48. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bateman and Leaman families. May your memories and love for Jim sustain you. Jim was a coworker and manager to many at Nav Canada and I was one of the lucky ones who knew him from day one. His love for friends / family was principal to him. He was kind , nonjudgmental and always had time to listen. He could always give advice that would make you think and see from a different perspective. He was so very special to many and will be missed but never forgotten.

  49. Amanda, Maxwell, Jemma & River,
    I have had the privilege to work with your husband and father and he spoke of you often with the look of joy on his face. You were his world. I am so sorry for your loss.

  50. Our thoughts and prayers are with Amanda, her children and family.
    John and Lorie Livingstone

  51. Jim was a coworker that I knew for almost 20 years. Very calm, collected, and always respectful. Recently he helped me through some of hardest moments of my career and I will forever be grateful for his down to earth advice.
    Sorry for your loss.

  52. We are so sorry to have heard this tragic news. My father, Everett who is a dear friend of James mother, Doreen called me immediately once he received her call. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of your family ❤️

  53. Amanda, Maxwell, Jemma and River:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Both my wife Lucy and I had the privilege of knowing/working with Jim at Nav, over the last 22 years. He was one of the good guys, and will be missed.

  54. We are so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. It was a pleasure working with Jim as he was so easy to work with. Our hearts go out to you Amanda and your children. Thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers. xoxo

  55. My sincerest condolences to Amanda and all the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  56. My sincere condolences to Amanda and family. I had the privilege to attend college and work with Jim for the past 24 years, he was a special person with a great heart. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  57. My sincerest heartfelt condolences to Amanda and the entire family. Jim’s absence will be deeply felt, and my thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult time.

  58. Extremely sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Jim during my 5 years at Nav Canada. He was a gentle, kind soul. May he rest in peace.

  59. My deepest sympathies to my cousin Doreen. So very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies to Amanda and the children.

  60. My deepest sympathies to Jim family and friends. Jim was a coworker that I’ve been working with over the last couple of years. He spoke fondly of his wife and children over our conversations.

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