James was born in Peterborough, Ontario to Arnold Pammett and Lily (Barton) Pammett. James is survived by five daughters; Karen Pammett Villenovia, Sherry VonPickatz, Susan Pammett, Pauline Weatherbie and Angela Smallman, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one brother; Raymond Pammett, one sister, Carol Allaire and two nieces.
No services will be held.
He lived his life on his terms. He was a great chef in many restaurants and hotels.