It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death.
In the last months of his life when he knew he was sick, he never complained about the cancer that was killing him. He always tried to maintain a positive disposition among those whom he cared about and even those he didn’t know.
It is altogether fitting and appropriate that Jim Kimmerle Park is done, finally and that this small piece of urban space in Beachmont, which he loved, will be there in perpetuity to remind us not of his death, but of his life and his goodness.