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James Robertson Hulm

August 2, 1929 — February 19, 2021

James Robertson Hulm, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday February19th at Sugar Hill in Wolfeboro, NH. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 62 years, Els Warendorf Hulm and his brother Frederick Hulm. Jim was born in 1929 in Liverpool, England to Frederick and Mary Walker Robertson Hulm. He served for two years in the British Armed Forces, and graduated from the University of Manchester (UK) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1953 Jim embarked, on the SS Georgic, to America to work as an intern at E.R. Squibb. While onboard he met Els Warendorf who was returning from a trip to Europe to celebrate her graduation from college. They were married 6 months later. After living in England briefly, they returned to the US in 1955 for a job at Monsanto and moved to Melrose, then Winchester, MA where they raised their three daughters Nancy, Leslie and Joyce. In Winchester Jim was involved with the Kiwanis Club, the United Fund, and the First Congregational Church where he sang in the choir. In 1968 Jim took a job with Johnson and Johnson in NJ as Director of Manufacturing and the family moved to Summit, NJ. Subsequent companies included GAF, Merck, and Solvents Recovery Service. While in NJ Jim was involved with Rotary, the Eastern Union County Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Christ Church where he sang in the choir. In his spare time he could be found in his workshop building fine furniture, growing gorgeous Jersey tomatoes, or running10K’s and half marathons. Jim and Els retired to Wolfeboro in 1988 where they purchased one of the first houses built in the Crescent Point neighborhood on Crescent Lake. Retirement for Jim meant boat building. To that end he raised a barn complete with a lofting area, and in the course of the next 25 years built or restored many beautiful boats some of which were awarded prizes at the annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Early on came a 24’ motor boat so he could teach his grandchildren how to waterski. His final boat was a 29’ electric fantail Thames River launch. He and Els loved to take friends and family on cocktail hour cruises around Lake Wentworth on the ‘Jolena’. Jim and Els also loved to travel, enjoying the planning and researching of the trips almost as much as the trips themselves, and travelled all over the world to visit family and friends. Jim’s love of acting and singing had him involved with the Village Players, Clearlakes Chorale, and the choir at the First Congregational Church. He also had a love for inspiring kids to be the best they could be. This came in the form of teaching boat building at the NH Boat Museum, and volunteering at King Pine in the Granite State Adaptive Program. He was never happier than when he witnessed a breakthrough smile on a child’s face when they “got it”. Jim is survived by his three daughters: Nancy Jones and her partner Marty Nowland of Wolfeboro, NH; Leslie McCormack and her husband, Patrick, of Cape Neddick ME; and Joyce Hulm of Amesbury, MA. He also leaves behind 6 adoring grandchildren: Emma and Rebecca Jones and Alexandra, Christopher, Laura and Kieran McCormack. He also leaves behind 8 nieces and nephews in the US, and 4 in the UK. An outdoor memorial service in Wolfeboro at the end of April is under consideration but not confirmed. Donations in Jim’s name in lieu of flowers can be made to: https://www.gsadaptivesports.org/ Granite State Adaptive 44 Mirror Lake Drive Mirror Lake, NH 03853 The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be shared at www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com
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