James David Rumbolt

November 8, 2003 ~ March 17, 2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our precious son James David Rumbolt on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the age of 17 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

James will be missed everyday by his parents Tracey and Austin Rumbolt, and his brother Benjamin. He will be deeply missed by his grandfather, David Rumbolt (Mary’s Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador). Also left with broken hearts are his girlfriend, Rori Williams, his Aunts and Uncles, cousins, friends, and his beloved dog Riley (‘Baby’).

James was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents James and Dulcie Short, and paternal grandmother Cecilia Rumbolt. 

James was born in Whitehorse, Yukon on November 8, 2003.  He was a Newfoundlander at heart and felt a strong connection to his culture and his roots. James was always drawn to the water and often spoke about feeling calm when he was near it.  He loved being outside immensely.

James’ personal achievements that brought him great happiness was obtaining his driver’s license and becoming a certified Snowboard Instructor.  During the summers James loved mountain biking, scootering, skateboarding, and playing basketball and football for hours.  In the winters he was an avid snowboarder and loved being a snowboard Instructor at Mr. Sima.  As soon as the first snowfall James would bring all his snowboard gear out of the garage and put it in his bedroom to start getting ready for the season. 

Those who knew James, even just a little, have lost a shining light.  James cared about people in the purest way. He loved his friends fiercely. He was a protector and an encourager.  His heart was huge and kind.  James was always up for a good time, a drive, a chat, a game of chess or a game of cards. He had the greatest laugh and the best smile. He is missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

Cremation has taken place.  The family is planning a gathering fitting of James when COVID -19 restrictions permit.   James’ friends and family will be contacted directly or through social media when details are known. 

James’ family is also working with Mt. Sima to create a memorial for James at the ski hill.  Anyone wanting more information or wanting to contribute to this memorial please email traceyrumbolt@hotmail.com for details.

Jamesy: We will miss you forever, we will love you forever and we will remember you forever.  Love Mom, Dad and Ben.





  1. Jackie and Terry Rumbolt

    God bless your sweet soul, James!!

    May the memories you shared with him through his time with you here on earth get you through the times he is now in heaven , until you meet again..our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tracey, Austin, and Ben…know that your loss is our loss as we share in your sorrow, as family is not always about the blood running through your veins… Take care and God Bless

  2. Deloras Carter

    Tracey Austin and Ben please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.MayGod give you the strength to help you through this most difficult time. My heart breaks for you all hugs Deloras and Family.❤️❤️

  3. Debby Sorokopud

    I can still envision that sweet little boy coming over to say hello and welcome me to the neighbourhood.. “Hello neighbour”!!! He would call out to me every day until Tracey encouraged him to call me by my name..
    He stuck to me like a little duckling always coming over to visit me and all my pets.. He would come over with two hot chocolate packs and his Spider-Man movie so we could watch it together.. He was such a bright light in my life, and brought me so much pure joy during my time I lived there..
    My sweet James kept in touch with me and this allowed me to watch him grow into a kind, handsome and very special young man..
    Please remember young Benjamin your big brother will always be close by you.. He will always protect you, forever love you and never forget you..
    His presence will be in everything beautiful in this world because that is who sweet James was in this life time..
    Heartfelt condolences Tracey, Austin and Ben… Please remember James will live eternally in your hearts, minds, and spirits.. And one fine day you will all reunite once again..

    Love always, Debby

  4. Amelia and Stanley

    Tracey, Austin and Ben, thinking of you constantly. Cherish the special memories. James sure lived his life to the fullest and will surely be missed by all that new him. God needed another angel around his throne. Take care and sending you big hugs from Labrador.

  5. Cleo, Eric, Kailey & Kayden

    Straight up buddy. Your loved ones will be waiting with open arms.
    The stories, and pictures will keep you in our hearts. Hugs and love to all who miss your wonderful self. How lucky we were to known you.

  6. Justin Short

    Tracey, Austin and Ben..

    Hold tight to your precious memories memories and James will always be with you tucked safely inside your hearts forever. Just know your family in Newfoundland are deeply saddened by your loss and we will always hold you in our hearts and prayers .. ❤️❤️

  7. Kay and Rick Short

    There are times in life when words fall short of expressing what the heart feels; this is one of those times. Tracey, Austin, and Ben, may it comfort and strengthen you to know so many are uplifting you in prayer at this most difficult time.

  8. Edna Rumbolt

    Hold on to your precious merry You are all in my thoughts Take care


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