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JAMES JOSEPH MOFFATT (1924-2005) Peacefully surrounded by his loving children, on October 16, 2005 at the age of 81, Jim passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital following a very brief illness. Jim was predeceased by his mother Lillian Burke (1975), father John Moffatt (1929) and brother Jack (2004). Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan Flannery, his sister Betty Daniel of Thornhill and brother Kenneth of Louisiana. He is survived by his much loved children, Maureen (Wayne Squibb), Marilyn (Robert Kram), Gary (Lorri Metcalfe) and Greg (Dr. Vivian Liu); and his adored grandchildren, Cristin (Adam Lazier), Jessica, Elizabeth, Geoffrey, Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Allison, Bryan, Jordan and Clare. Born in Toronto, graduating from commerce at Malvern, Jim joined the RCAF in 1942. Following his discharge, he moved to St. Catharines where he co-founded and presided as president of Niagara Welder's Supply until selling his interest to Union Carbide in 1991. During his career he served several terms as Chairman of the Canadian Welding Society and The Ontario Welder 's Supply Association. Jim and his wife Joan were active golf and curling members of The St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club for over 55 years. He served several years on the Board of Directors, becoming an Honorary Member in 1999. At his Tribute it was stated: ' Jim is a mild-mannered man of integrity and gentlemanly qualities. Many of our older members have known him for decades and what we have written will not be news to them. However, we would bet that every one of them considers themselves to be one of his friends and you can be sure that they carry that distinction with pride. That is the essence of Jim Moffatt' Jim was also an active member of the Niagara Falls Club, Rotary Club and Rodman Hall. Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St., St. Catharines, 905-684-6346. Funeral Mass Friday, October 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church St., St. Catharines. The family would like to thank Dr. Lucey, Dr. Gruber and Nursing Staff at the St. Catharines General Hospital, and Dr. Lumb at Hamilton General Hospital for their care and support.



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Published in The Globe and Mail from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2005.