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1926 - 2013
Passed away peacefully in Perth on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Beloved husband, for 63 years to Kathleen (Kay). Loving and respected father of Bill (Suzzann), Dianne Lake (Alvin), Brian (Laurie). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Shantih, Katy Kydd (Jamie), Kirsten, Colin (Sharon), Sara (Dan), Liam, Molly and Abby, great-granddaughters Brianne, Meghan, Annie. Loving brother of Robert (Orillia), Jean Henderson (Graham) of Richmond Hill. Brother-in-law to Agnes McCullough, Marjorie McGoey, Thelma Porter, Noreen Porter, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Toronto and joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a boy soldier. When the war was over he continued his mechanic apprenticeship at Mills and Hadwin, and built a home and raised the family in Richmond Hill. After over twenty years of busy living the family moved to Lake Kashwakamak where Jim and Kay owned and operated King's Cottages and Marina for 21 years. They built a new home and retired to Myers Cave Road. Jim's love of wood working surrounded their home and that of his family. Jim was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he served in many different capacities. Jim became a professional golf club maker and owner of Swing Wright Golf Shop. Jim was also an avid curler and member of the Richmond Hill and Tweed Curling Clubs where he enjoyed the company and sportsmanship of the clubs. The family will receive friends at the Maschke Funeral Home, 11928 Hwy #41, Northbrook, Ontario K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873) on Friday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Legion Memorial at 4 p.m. The Funeral Service will be in the Chapel on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to Lanark Lodge-Montessori Methods of Dementia, or the charity of your choice.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 24, 2013