James Harold McKINNEY

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McKINNEY, James Harold - Passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at ReachView Nursing Home, Uxbridge, in his 93rd year. Harold is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy (Harris); sons Jim (Linda) of Stouffville, Bill (Lillian) of Aurora, Bruce (Vicki) of Burlington; grandchildren James (Danielle) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Steven (Cara) of Niagara Falls, Jennifer of Aurora, Kelly (Jason) of Lake Louise, Alberta and Tracy of Toronto, as well as his great-grandchildren: twins, Tom and Ali of Vancouver. James also leaves behind his younger brother Doug (Ruth) of Queenstown, New Brunswick along with many nieces and nephews in the areas of Saint John and Fredericton, NB, Toronto, Ottawa, Lake Rosseau and Hamilton. James was predeceased by brother Ken and sister-in-law Edrey of Saint John, NB. James was a proud Maritimer, born and raised in St. John, NB. James volunteered for the Canadian Army in February 1943. He served in Italy, Holland and Germany with the Princess Louise's Hussars and The Governor Generals Horse Guards. After the war, James was employed with the City of Toronto, Parks Commission until his retirement in May 1981, after which he and Dorothy moved to Warkworth, ON. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for James is being planned for a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, (905-852-3073). For online condolences, please visit www.lowandlow.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 15, 2014
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