South Portland - James B. Kane, age 68, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2016, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough, ME.\r\n\r\nOur brother, uncle and friend was born February 26, 1948, in Portland, Maine, son of the late Vincent T. and Mary Kane. His survivors are: brother, Thomas Kane and his partner Judith Lyons; sister, Mary Kane Knox and her husband Fred; his treasured nephew, Ethan and his wife Tracy; namesake nephew, Jimmy; nieces, Anne, and Jennifer and her husband Danny; and grandnephew Quint. In recent years Jim enjoyed watching his grandniece and nephew, Maia and Mason, thrive and grow.\r\n\r\nJim was a licensed clinical social worker in many capacities for forty years, but his true love was working with students and their families at the Spurwink Cummings School where he was a dedicated employee for 25 years. Jim went above and beyond for the kids he worked with and was a memorable, positive experience in many of their lives. Several of Jim's students sought him out after they had left the school to thank him for his support, and many of them checked in with him frequently to tell him how they were doing, right up to his retirement in 2014. He also left a lasting impression on the many staff that he worked with day in and day out during his tenure at the school.\r\n\r\nJim also had a lifelong affinity for the game of golf, caddying when he was young and playing throughout the summers. His retirement years found him frequently teeing up with friends and astonishing them with his remarkable ability to remember club selections and yardages from games past. Jim was able to cite histories and statistics which would have impressed even veteran golf commentators.\r\n\r\nWishing him peace and comfort as he enters into the Kingdom, and good luck on the next tee.\r\n\r\nJim's family would appreciate hearing any stories or memories you have for him on Jim's memorial page at www.ConroyTullyWalker.com. Arrangements were privately and respectfully made by Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland.