Jim had a real impact on Freeport Hospital as well as on me personally while he was medical director of the hospital in the late 80's. He championed the rehabilitation program and gave it a strong push in the right direction. He was a true gentleman and always very positive and supportive.
My condolences to his close friends and family--he had a profound impact on me in the very short time that I worked with him, so I am sure he will be greatly missed by those who were close to him.
To Lynn,John and family.
I will miss Dr Jims phone calls and our chats.He was a blessing to every life he touched, knowing him a true gentleman. When we were both able to attend the mens breakfasts at church,bible study,and Sunday worship, I always enjoyed being in his company. I am so sorry that I wasnt able to attend todays service but as you know I get my good days and then some that are not so good today is one of the not so good.
I had just spoken to my friend just a few days before his passing and as usual he was upbeat and happy that we spoke, I will miss him.
May Almighty GOD comfort you.
I want to express my condolences to all of the Allison family.I will never meet a more kind and generous man than Uncle Jim. Dave,Cheryl,Josh,Zac& Wade McPhee
A very interesting conversation with Jim at Boyce and Joan Steele's fiftieth anniversary party in 1999 led to many more enjoyable telephone and letter exchanges with him on one of his favorite subjects, genealogy. It was always a pleasure to talk with him - his positive, upbeat outlook and genuine excitement when he uncovered a new fact in the Allison family history was contagious. Allan and I offer our sincere sympathy to all of Jim's family.
I want to send condolences on behalf of my parents, Fran and Hindy Farrow, who were friends with Jim and Clara in the late 50s and early 60s? when they lived in the Chine Dr. area of Scarborough.
They were bridge players with the McManns, and I think maybe the Taylors and enjoyed many an evening of cards as well as a few outings to the Allison cottage.
My folks thought highly of the Allisons and felt fortunate to have their friendship. I also think the little group gave everyone a chance to unwind and be themselves with each other.....a gift many people do not receive. Best wishes to the family....I hope you will cherish many fond memories and rejoice that Jim and Clara enriched so many lives. Thank you for sharing them with so many other folk.