James W. McCULLOUGH
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Jim passed away peacefully in his 78th year, on January 9, 2021 with family by his side at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Beloved husband of 54 years to Carol (Nee McKay), dearly loved dad to Tammy Knox (Wes) and Jim (Tanya), Adored poppa to six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Dear brother to Marlene Zettle (John) and predeceased by his brother John (Barbara). The McKay Clan, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are left with great memories of him. Jim loved his cars, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He retired from the H.P.H. after many years of service. Special thanks to Dr. A. Neville, Dr. S. Winemaker and Dr. W. Ozkowski and all the staff for taking care of Jim over the past nine years. Also, thank you to Dr. Russell and staff at D.B.K. Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated. Celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
My condolences to you Carol and family
Elberta Rix
Friend
January 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Carol, Jim, and Tammy. Jim was so kind and loving to his family and friends, I will miss him today and forever. You will always be in my heart. God bless you.
Carmen Suter
Family
January 15, 2021
Rest In Peace Uncle Jim.
We will cherish all of our wonderful memories together. Remembering your big heart and warm smile.
You will be greatly missed.
Sean & Lyndsey
Family
January 14, 2021
Jim McCullough is my brother. My very best friend. I was Maid of Honour at Jim and Carol's wedding 54 years ago. He married a wonderful girl who became my sister.
My brother and I talked or visited daily. He was always helpful and very caring. Every one loved him!
We loved going to Bingo together. When Delta Bingo Hamilton closed he was devastated. We soon found another Delta Bingo in Oakville where we went every Monday and Wednesday. Appointments did not matter, those were our Bingo days!
On one Wednesday, we were running late due to traffic and forgot to buy Super Jackpot cards. At intermission I found a seller that had two left and brought them back to the table. I asked Jim to pick one and low and behold he won the $3000 jackpot! He was so excited!!!
Rest in Peace Jim with our brother John. I know you are no longer in pain. I love you and miss you.
Till we meet again, your heart broken sister.
Marlene Zettle
Sister
January 14, 2021
My Uncle Jim was one of the good ones: Not only did he make the best Swedish meatballs I've ever tasted, he could throw a gourmet spaghetti dinner together anywhere-even in the rundown kitchen at Grand Shores!

I fondly remember our family trips to Florida, our regular family dinners and finally making it to the adult Euchre table. I learned the rules of Hoyle quickly and refused to follow any of them where I have been accused of “playing like my mother” on more than one occasion :)

Not only did Uncle Jim play with passion, he lived with passion. I have seen that same passion in his kids and grandkids as they successfully navigate the world.

As heartbreaking as this loss is, It gives me comfort to know that my Dad will be looking out for him and the brothers will be together again.

Sending strength and love to Aunty Carol, Tammy and Wes, Jim and Tanya and families as your heal from this loss.

Debbie, Jeff, Izzy and Emmy
Debbie Crowder
Family
January 14, 2021
Dear Carol and Family,
I worked with Jim at the HPH, he was a gentle giant, so kind to everyone. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, Rest In Peace Jim. Thinking of all of you in your sadness.
Linda Clayborne
Coworker
January 14, 2021
Dear Carol & Family. Jim was an upstanding person; as solid as "The Rock of Gibraltar"! He was an anchor in all our lives! I feel your loss very deeply! We had many, many good times over a lot of years, and I will never forget him! He was a true friend at all times, and in any circumstance! ! "Rest In Peace Jim"! "God Bless You"! "Love Always"! XO ❤
Doug Ogden
Friend
January 13, 2021
Where do I begin...I think I was 7 when he entered my life He was more like a big brother than a brother in law He helped me buy my first car...a mustang:) I watched him support and love so many people:) Loved loved that big guy♥ My heart is with this family He was a special man that I will miss ♥RIP Jim XO
Karen
Family
January 13, 2021
Jim McCullough was my brother in law. I was a flower girl for Jim and Carol in 1966. I was three turning four. I basically knew him my whole life. My earliest memories were of his big beige car parked across our lawn in Caledonia. That car gleamed, I was young but feel that Jim kept the wax company in business. To say he was fussy is an understatement , but you know he taught us how to clean properly. I also learned how to talk like Donald Duck from Jim. I can tell you knowing how to do that has kept many kids entertained. I traveled with Jim and Carol and can vividly remember Tammy Wynette and her D-I-V-O-R-C-E song playing on the old eight track. We had many parties at Jim and Carols during our young drinking days . The food was always delicious and we never failed at having a great time. We always laughed when we would finally leave a visit because so much time was spent in the driveway saying goodbye. We'd turn our vehicle off and on many times. Jim could laugh with the best , I will never forget him. Rest in peace James . I love you ❤To Carol Tammy Jim and Tanya and Marlene and families my deepest condolences ❤
Kitty
Family
January 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
L❤VE
Colleen & Jake
Colleen
Friend
January 13, 2021
Dad..❤❤
Tammy
Daughter
January 13, 2021
Dad...❤❤
Tammy
Daughter
January 13, 2021
I am thankful to have worked with Jim at HPH in the late 80's/early 90's.
His sense of humor was always enjoyed by many coworkers. His dedication to the clients was admirable.
My condolences to friends and family.
Claudette Mueller
Coworker
January 13, 2021
My deepest Condolences to Carol and family
Jim was my coworker / friend on D2 at HPH
RIP Jim
Susan Brooks ( Thornton )
Friend
January 13, 2021
Dear Carol & family, so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.I loved working with Jim in our old HPH days. He was kind & caring to all our patients & I always felt safe when Jim was working!
Mary Griffiths
Coworker
January 13, 2021
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