James Lee Chafe

March 14, 1963 to May 16, 2023


Left this earth on Tuesday May 16, 2023 at the age of 60 years.

Predeceased by his father, Leslie Chafe; mother, Dorothy Jones St. John; as well as his only son, Jamie Badcock.

Leaving to mourn his daughters Kayla Chafe and Laura Chafe with partner Garry Chipman, his grandsons Damon Wedin and Robert Chipman as well as his 12 brothers and sisters and family friends.

The family thanks everyone who has reached out to share their condolences.

At James’ request cremation has taken place.

You may join us at Salvation Army cemetery 84-88 Blackmarsh Road, May 31st at 1 pm for a ceremony to lay James to rest.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in James’ memory to the St. John’s Canadian Mental Health Association.



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So sorry for the loss of Jim. I worked with him years ago at Country Ribbon. Any time I’d run into him over the years since I quit we’d chat for a while about anything and everything.. I just recently learned of his passing and am saddened by the loss. Condolences to his family and friends

So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Laura Lynn and Kayla
My deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. I’ve know your dad for some time. He was a lovely person with a kind heart and a deep connection with nature. He loved to dance and spend time with friends. He cared so deeply for you both and loved his two grandchildren!! I hope you find peace in the wonderful memories you’ve made with your dad. He will be missed!!

To the chafe family ,so sorry for your lost hope you all find peace in the precious memories.
Will be missed at our dances.
Pat the President and all his friends from the 30+ club..

The Chafe Family
So sorry for your loss I knew Jimmy from Brookfield Estates . He was always such a nice person and hung around with my brothers . Rest In Peace Jimmy.

Kayla and Laura Lynn
You both are in my thoughts and prayers often. My heart aches for your loss. Even though I had not seen your dad in a long time, he was my favorite uncle of my mom’s brothers. We hung out a lot at family gatherings when I was younger. Your mom and dad were always so nice and kind to me. They are memories that I hold dear in my heart. I was at a diner with both of them once and some people there thought that I was their daughter because I had red hair like your mom ( I did not mind, I was honored). I have been living away for along time. I am sorry that I have not been in your lives, but you are still my family and I want to help you any way I can. If you need anything, please let me know. Please try to take comfort in your dad’s good memories. There is no time limit on grieving.. Please take care of yourselves. Love your cousin

Laura and Kayla
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great, great loss.. Celebrate his life and all the wonderful memories and deep love he had for all of you. God wanted another dancer with a great beat….

Carmel Power.

Laura, Kayla and family, It’s so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing, he was a very good man and he loved you all dearly, he spoke of you often whenever I seen him at the dances. I hope the good memories of him shine through at this difficult time. Forever my friend.

Laura so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Sending prayers to help you get through this difficult time.