- 47 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 12, 1967
- Date of passing: Apr 19, 2015
|Love and memories last forever...|
Jamey "Juke" Cranstoun, of Mullica Hill, NJ, passed away on April 19, 2015 at the age of 47.
Beloved husband for 12 years of Kimberley Cranstoun (nee Biddulph), devoted father of Caeley Elisabeth Cranstoun. Dear brother of Mark Cranstoun and his wife Kelly, Steve Cranstoun and his wife Landi and Anne Marie Kunz and her husband Kevin. Jamey was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Noreen Cranstoun (Nunziato).
"I paint a little, work out a little, play guitar a little and play soccer A LOT!" I'm a quiet, normal, shy guy who eats his vegetables (usually), goes to church on Sundays, and likes to learn new things. I'm a Jack of all trades looking for a Jill'.
This was the description of himself that Jamey placed on a dating website. It typifies him, especially the soccer part. It was also the description that led his wife, Kim, to respond back to Jamey after he initially reached out to her on that website.
Jamey was a quiet, humble and kind soul. He was the ballast to his wife, Kim's frequent fluctuations. He was a dedicated and devoted father who adored his daughter Caeley. In fact, Jamey's main goals in life were never career or financial success: his goals were simple. He wanted to marry, have children (he'd hoped for 4--his lucky number) and live in an old fixer-upper home with a white picket fence out front. He was able to achieve some of his dreams.
Jamey was a helpful and brilliant employee during his 10 year career at TD Bank. He made many close and devoted friends there.
He was a beast on the soccer field. He wasn't a goal scorer. He definitely wasn't the tallest man on the field. But he was the player every teammate wanted out there--solid, driven, wise dedicated to winning and doing whatever it took to win.
He was a tender youngest child to his parents Stan and Noreen. He was a loving and caring to his brothers Mark, Steve and his sister Anne Marie. He was a playful and helpful uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was a friend to many and a help to all he met.
Family and friends are invited to his visitation on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6-9 pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 22, 2015 promptly at 10 am at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit RC Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ. Burial will be in Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve, 101 Steelmantown Rd, Woodbine, NJ 08270 at 1PM.
There will be no visitation on Wednesday prior to Mass nor will there be a procession to the cemetery. Everyone who is interested in attending the burial is kindly asked to meet at the cemetery.
**The family requests all those celebrating Jamey's life wear bright colors. No black, please.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Samaritan Hospice at www.samaritannj.org/memorial-gifts.
Thank you for everything you taught me when I was on your soccer team in 1st grade. I will miss you!
Caeley, I'm so sorry and I want to give you a big hug right now!
Love, Ellie LoPresti"
"Dear Kim and Caeley -
"Ta' tu' mo chroi" Gaelic for
You are in my heart~
Now and always - I love you, Kelly , Aunt Kelly
Dear Friends and Family
Jamey’s siblings have set up a Fund to help these two incredible people with medical expenses, which can be very overwhelming! Please consider visiting the link below, thank you in advance for your kindness!
Here is the site for Jamey’s family’s Go Fund Me account – copy and paste
"Our thoughts and Prayers go out to Kim, Caeley and family. We are blessed to have known and worked with him.
Kristine & Randolph Hodge"
"Kim and Caeley, we are praying that throughout these difficult days you are lifted up by the love you have shared. We are praying for you.
With love, Lou, Kate, Jason, and Annabelle Lafond"
"To the Cranstoun Family:
Our thoughts and prayers have been and will be with you.
Love, The Circelli Family"
"Dear Kim and Caeley, I had the pleasure of knowing Jamey for so many years and the one constant in his life was the love he felt for both of you. Then came soccer, work, and the dogs and all the rest. I will truly miss his presence on this earth...."
"God be with you Jamie. Your life has blessed this earth and now your soul is content in heaven to watch over Kim and Caley. You will forever be held dear in the hearts of those who loved you."
"My dear friend Jamey, remained steadfast in his belief and our Lord Jesus Christ.The many times we talked, prayed and even cried together he always was only worried about Kim and Caeley.Selfless beyond belief and I will miss him for the rest of my days.He lay now in the arms of our Lord.He loved Kim and Caeley with all his heart.I am honored to call him my friend.I pray only that our Lord wrap his arms around Kim and Caeley at this difficult time and always.Love you both, Mom - mom and Poppy Workman"
"Kim, Caeley, and Family, Thinking of You all during
this time and we pray for you all that God will give you the strength
to remain strong just like you are. Always keep your family memories alive in your heart they will stay with you always Jamey
will be your angel looking down at u always and protecting you and listening to you always. He will be with you in spirit always.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Love, Debbie White Broskoskie & Family."
"We are thinking of you, Caeley and your family at this difficult time. We are praying for your strength, praying for your days to slowly get better, praying for you and your family, praying that your memories of Jamey will give some joy and peace and to know he is with God and always watching over you. Love, The Quinn Family"
"Dear Kim and Caeley,
You are in my prayers and will always have an angel watching over you. I am so sorry for your loss but I know the happy memories will be with you until you meet again. God Bless You!
Ms. Cindi - Guardian Angels School"
"Dear Kim and Caeley I am sending love to you, I will keep you in my prays. I know I a in Arizona but if you want or need anything just ask.You guys are luckey you now have Jamey in heave watching over you guys, Love you both Uncle Gene"
"The thing I remember most about Jamey was his quiet steadiness. I was nervous about seeing him the first time after his diagnosis, but I was so impressed by his equanimity. While I'd have been raging against the dying of a light too soon, Jamey thought only of the things he wanted to get done from taking Caeley to Disney to getting the house finished for Kim.
My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.
I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
"We offer our deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss.
Your friends at The Patrick School"
"Jamey's essence has been captured in this tribute. His personality and character never waivered throughout his life. May the memories of him see you through this difficult time. May his legacy live on in his daughter, Caeley. Peace, love and light are my prayers for you."
"Kimberley and Caeley
We are very sorry for your loss and offer our deepest condolences. Only time and memories will help heal your hurt and we hope that the both of you can be strong and remember the happy times. If there is anything we can do to help do not hesitate to ask your father.
Michele and David Lipman"
"Having known Jamey for each of those 12 years he fully embodied this beautiful memorial. He devoted his attention, energy and love to a few simple things which he enjoyed more than anything. He is already dearly missed but I also know his brilliance, his intensity, his kindness, and his loving nature will live on through Caeley and through Kim.
Sending all of our love and support."
"I am so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with your family during htis difficult time.
~The family of Lexie Neumann"
"Kim,Caeley, and family,
Thinking of you during this time. God
grant you the strength to remain strong. Enjoy the memories!
"I pray for Jamey. I pray the Lord may view him as most beneficent and righteous.
I pray for those closest to Jamey. For his wonderful wife and daughter. For his siblings and their mates. For his nieces and nephews. For his in-laws. For his friends, co-workers and team-mates. May the Lord's Grace give you strength and peace. God bless you all, Amen."
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