JAMES THOMAS "JIM" WILLIAMS On Monday, March 17, 2014, at 62 years of age. Beloved father of Katie Wiliams (Dalton) and Robert Williams (Deanna). He is survived by his brothers Shane Williams (Sue) and Patrick Williams (Donna), his sister Michele Bell (Nicholas) and his mother Joan Williams. Predeceased by his father George Williams. He will be sadly missed by Veronica Williams, Christopher Lipovsek (Sherry), his many nieces and nephews, countless friends and his dog Allie. Jim's heart outmatched his frame, to the point that anyone who shared his space and experienced his wit, intelligence, humour and joviality, was immediately drawn to him. On those who came to know him well, this great heart has left an indelible mark that won't soon be erased. Jim excelled at living life and he did it the best way: his way, with no regrets. Dragging his Harley across North America over the last year, Jim reconnected with old friends and relatives. It was a rebirth of sorts and it continued up to his last days. That he did this in the mere months before his sudden passing is an amazing, precious and beautiful thing. The beauty of his inexplicable timing is only outweighed by the sadness of his tragic failure to meet his first grandchild, unborn by a matter of weeks. We'll all miss you Jim, Jimmy, Big Jim, Farmer Jim, Old Guy, Dad. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Jim's name to the Ontario Wildlife Association or FarmStart. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 20, 2014