James F. Brink

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Cousin Jim was always such a gentle, giving soul. He was always faithfilled and interesting. What a rare person... we are all blessed to have known him.

Posted by: Stephanie Deindorfer-Tomaszek - Grand Rapids, MI   Aug 17, 2017

The comments of Jim's past students are a great tribute to him and show the legacy he has left behind. What a wonderful friend he was to me from high school until the present.

Posted by: Ernie Zaremba - Poinciana, FL   Aug 15, 2017

A servant of the Lord in all he did. The loving way he treated his mother, the respect of, and interest in, each of his students at St. James, the kindness he showed to every person he met, the selfless gift of time to his church, can all be attributed to Jim. May his life's work be recognized in heaven.
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Posted by: Yvette Becker - Comstock Park, MI   Aug 15, 2017

Jim was a wonderful man. knew him for years at St. James and at God's Kitchen. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. see you on the otherside my friend.

Posted by: A friend   Aug 14, 2017

Cathy, Dawn & family....I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs.

Posted by: Michelle Marin - Wyoming, MI   Aug 14, 2017

Sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We were classmates at CC and Aquinas.

Posted by: Bob Walsh - Bothell, WA   Aug 13, 2017

I had Mr. Brink for a teacher at St. James in 3'rd & again in 6'th grade. He was a wonderful teacher & a humble a servant of the Lord in various other ministries. Years later, when he officiated my father's graveside service, I saw the same Christlike image. RIP, Mr Brink. You've earned a seat at the front of the class!

Posted by: Kathy Durka-Holwerda - Grand Rapids, MI   Aug 12, 2017

So sad to hear. Mr. Brink was my favorite teacher at St. James. He taught me so much of Christ and the love of the Catholic faith. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Maggie (Danielson) Sonke - Wyoming, MI   Aug 12, 2017

Sad to read of Jim's passing. Jim was a classmate at Catholic Central and one of the nicest young men. May he Rest In Peace and sending prayers to his family and many friends.

Posted by: Pat (McGillicuddy) Ellis - Caledonia, MI   Aug 12, 2017

He was my favorite teacher at St. James. He was kind, and generous. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Sarah Homminga - Walker, MI   Aug 12, 2017