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JAMES ARTHUR BLACK Formerly of Toronto, passed away at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Stewart) Black of Summit Place, Owen Sound. Dear father of Nancy and her husband Vern Foley of Arthur, David and his wife Grace of Owen Sound and Bruce of Port Perry. Loving grandfather of Catherine, Miriam, John, Kaladar, Kirian, Kris, Alex and Vanessa. Brother of Jack and Velma of Fergus, Robert and Norma of Owen Sound, Olive Roberts of Fergus, Fred and Delores of Holstein and Mary and Val Glen of Mount Forest. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother- in-law, Al Chyc. James was born in Toronto on December 17, 1928. He attended Humberside Collegiate and was quarterback of the football team and continued his post-secondary education at The University of Western Ontario. His career spanned over five decades at Wood Gundy where he became Director of Government Finance. In retirement, Jim was our mother's right hand as she soldiered through her term as President of the Canadian Opera Finance Committee. In 1994, Jim became President of the National Club in Toronto. He often would attend luncheons with his Bay Street friends at "The Club" as he truly respected and enjoyed their company. Later in years, Jim was devoted to our mother Elizabeth and he particularly loved his grandchildren. He also was a huge fan of sports, loved his Maple Leafs and The Argonauts. Jim Black is resting at the Greg Roberts Funeral Home, Mildmay. Visitation will be held in Central Westside United Church, Owen Sound on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 3 p.m., with the Rev. David Shearman officiating. Interment at Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus on Thursday, November 21st at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Grey Bruce Regional Hospital.

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Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 19, 2013.
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November 24, 2013
My thoughts are with Uncle Jim's family and his siblings. When Uncle Jim moved into Season's I was grateful for the time that I got to visit and get to know him better...can I say...the Black Boys have many similar features and manners that endure them to us...
Carol (Black) Abernethy and family
November 21, 2013
I have many fond memories of times spent with Jim & Elizabeth. You both were my parents out of town and friends who could be counted on no matter what. You helped me out when I needed it and stood beside me when I married and cherished my daughter as though she were your grandchild. Forever in my heart with love.
Maureen Beaune (Simpson)
November 21, 2013
I will remember Jim as a gentleman and a man if integrity and skill as a long-term member of the "Wood Gundy Family". We will miss him greatly at our monthly old boys lunches. My condolences to all the family.
Tom Brown
November 20, 2013
I have very fond memories of my parents Bob & Edna Laxer, Dorothy & Gus Hahn & Elizabeth & Jim having fun filled evenings in my parents boat house on many summer Saturday evenings.
My condolences to Jim's family
Linda Hutcheson ( Laxer)
November 19, 2013
I will always remember Jim for the kindness that he showed me at Sunny Lake. He always made me feel welcome and like one of the family. I will miss our talks on the phone. Love You Jim.
Laura Henderson
November 19, 2013
Jim wouldn't believe us fellow Humbersiders when we told him many years later at our semi-annual HCI Golf that he was our hero and the guy we would most like to emulate. But he will always be that to those of us who followed him.
Don Coote
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