Called to be with the Lord on May 6, 2023, after an illness patiently borne, in his 87th year in Montreal. Beloved husband of 65 years of Eleanor. Dear father of Kathy (Mike Carr), Beverly (Ian McCowan) and Angela (Andy Cunningham). Loved by his grandchildren Lindsey and Kristen; Andrew and Megan; Stephanie and Alison. Loving great-grandfather to Henry. Survived by his brother Ken (Mary) and his sister Marilyn. Taken to Ebenezer Gospel Hall, now Rosemount Bible Church, by his parents as an infant, Jim enjoyed the community and fellowship of the people there all his life. He served faithfully as a Bible teacher, youth leader and Elder. Jim loved to sing God’s praises. He was a member of the men’s quartet as a young man and later often led the congregational singing, especially the carols at the Christmas Eve service. Jim and Eleanor enjoyed many summers as campers, counsellors and directors at Frontier Lodge. Jim
influenced many lives through both his teaching of the Scriptures and by the example he set in living a life of faith. He joined Air Canada as a job evaluator in the Personnel Department in 1957. Over the next 35 years, he held various positions in the company in Montreal, Toronto and Halifax, spending the last 13 years as Senior Vice President. After retirement, Jim spent 15 years as a course developer and instructor with the International Aviation Management Training Institute and as a consultant to World Vision. Over the years Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Canada Safety Council, Youth for Christ, Hockey Ministries, and Air Serve, among others. He was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, a joke well-told, Eleanor’s Sunday roast beef dinners and a good book. Jim loved God. He loved his wife. He loved his three daughters and their families. He will be sorely missed.
Visitation Friday, May 12, 7-9 pm at Belvedere Funeral Complex, 22025 Trans-Canada Hwy, Senneville.
Memorial Service Saturday, May 13, 1:00 pm at Rosemount Bible Church, 6000 13th Ave, Montreal.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the Rosemount Bible Church “Missionary Fund” or NOVA West Island.
The family is greatly appreciative of those who provided excellent care to Jim - Carole from NOVA, Dr Pallay, and the staff at the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence.
Info: From Montreal: Exit 40 off the Highway 40 west and the first entrance at right on the Service Road. From Vaudreuil: Exit 41 off the Highway 40 East, follow the direction to get the Highway 40 West, the Exit 40 and the first entrance on the Service Road.