Jim Lacquement aka CajunCelt
May 25, 1968 – September 24, 2017
James “Jim” Lacquement aka CajunCelt, died in his home on September 24, 2017 in Argyle TX following a long battle with cancer. He was 49. Jim was an Army Veteran and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in architecture. He excelled in anything he tried from bull-riding as a teenager to becoming an accomplished architect, artist, guitarist, singer and bagpiper. He was proud to be a member of the Boyd Scottish clan on his mother’s side and of Cajun heritage from his father. He recently said his most proud achievement was being a Pawpaw to his grandchildren. He married the love of his life, Sylvia, in 1993 and raised their two children in Carrolton, TX. He was preceded in death by his sister Kristen Williams and his mother Patricia Boyd Lacquement. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, his children Chris and Amanda, his father Mel and his many grandchildren.
Here is the Eulogy, given by his son, Chris:
“I would like to thank everyone for coming to pay respects to my father, Jim. I am very grateful for this chance to speak here today and tell you what he meant to me. First, let me start by saying he was a great man. A very proud man. He was a bull-riding army veteran and martial arts expert. A Harley-loving musician and architect. He was a Cajun man who loved the swamps and a Hill Country man who loved to visit his childhood home in Austin. He was an Irishman who played the bagpipes. He was a husband, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, proud Paw Paw and father. But he was so much more than that to me. He was my stepfather.
“I wrote a poem for Jim. To be honest, I struggled very much to write this and I tried to pull inspiration from any place I could. Being as he was so proud of his family and heritage, I found myself browsing Irish proverbs and poems. There were many but none that can help me express the way I feel.
If tears could bring you back,
You would be here today.
If you did not deserve relief from pain,
I would have begged for you to stay.
But God’s will was to call upon you,
He only wants the best.
So through the sadness, I seek joy.
In knowing you’re finally free.
And I thank you Pop with all my heart,
You raised a man like me.
Jim kept most of his 420 life from his kids. His wife knew of his love and work on this forum. Here is part of what his wife Sylvia sent:
“I see the love and appreciate all of y’all who knew Jim and have included me. It means the world knowing what he did for others! I know a lot of y’all got knowledge and help healing and growing or just friendships! I appreciate it! Miss his excitement of always feeding his brain, sharing and teaching! Architect in charge of Texas airports and Municipal buildings, fourth degree Hapkido instructor, (taught Police and SWAT), to 1% Sgt of Arms, bagpipes, glass blowing, guitar, banjo, bull riding, army, college.
“His plants were amazing and his pride and joy. What he did to make those buds plentiful on one plant was amazing!
“Teacher and Healer to many around the world! I can’t remember it all! He was one of a kind! He never stopped learning! I was blessed to be one of those things he set his mind too! Sharing his life was such an adventure for our untamed Spirits!
“Missed by many, My Love! Appreciate everyone thank you”
Jim’s contributions to the cannabis world and especially to those suffering from cancer are immeasurable. He was constantly continuing his education. I remember him saying how excited he was to see Dr Raphael Mechoulam when he was speaking in CO. Virtually everything that he posted, I had to read 2 or 3 times to absorb. For example, here is his response to the repeated question he would get of How Concentrated Cannabis Oil Kills Cancer. He and another cannabis warrior, Moto, worked together to help develop many of the treatment options that we are currently using. His thread A Base Treatment Regimen for Cancer is a basic primer that most people are sent to to get started. His knowledge will continue to be passed on through these pages.
Jim was also an incredible cultivator. Cajuncelt’s Spring 2015 Grow – Blue Dream – Bubba Kush – Critical Cure – Etc, CajunCelt’s Sativa – Medical – 12 Strains – Last of 2014 are just two of his grow journals. He went on to work for a large professional producer in CO. He would toss out the tips he learned from the pros.
“For me, Cajun was the smartest person I personally knew when it comes to treating with cannabis. I am not sure how many times I have said those words over the last several years. Cajun was one of the first people I gravitated to when I started my quest to help my MS with cannabis. He learned what he did through blood sweat and tears – mostly his own. His battle with cancer in his own words can be found here.
On a personal note, Cajun and I communicated a lot through these pages. Even though we had talked about getting together if he made it up the the New York City area we never did meet face to face. We never had the chance. I will miss his dry wit in these pages.” – Dave Groomer (420 Magazine Product Reviewer)
“We have lost a brother, a great friend and a wonderful man, for which we are truly saddened. We thank you for your service, your compassionate energy, your stories and your dear friendship, Brother Jim. You now join the ranks of Fallen Cannabis Warriors; Jack Herer, Franco Loja, Josh Williams, Peter McWilliams, Michelle Rainey, Sister Somayah, Eagle Bill, Ronnie Smith, Ranger Danger, Tod Mikuriya, Jim Finnel, Tim O’Donnell, Mark Heinrich, Howard Marks, Jimmy Parker and many more. We will continue our collective mission, until the last man and woman is set free from possessing our beloved plant. Your contributions to our mission will remain in our archives, continuing to help others in need of Cannabis, for many years to come. Sending you and your family all our love and positive energy through the Universe, wherever you are.” – Rob Griffin (420 Magazine Founder/CEO) & All Of Us at 420 Magazine