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James McIlwham

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James McIlwham

July 27, 1931 - February 10, 2021

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, James McIlwham at 89 years of age. Beloved husband of Veronica McIlwham (nee McGlinchey). Dear father of Jim (Kathy), Frances Mosely (Peter), June Gawdun (Bob), Maureen Gilroy (Karl), and Ian McIlwham (Lee-Ann). Grandfather of Paul, Steacy, April, Terri, Joyce, and step grandfather to Emma. Great grandfather of four and great great grandfather of two. Predeceased by his sister. Cremation with a Memorial Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Parkinson Canada.

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Jay Meade - July 7, 2021

Our condolences to all the family on the sad news of Jim's passing. Fond memories of Jim & his quiet caring manner. He was gifted man. Thoughts & prayers going out to you all. The Meade's

Patricia Lunt - June 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Maureen Gilroy - May 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Paige Burnett - April 11, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear this news. Although I did not know Mr. Mac personally, we all knew of him very well and would see him as he ran by from time to time. My heart goes out to you. It’s always tough to lose a parent no matter what age we are or what age they are when the time comes. We just feel a little bit lost. Like a part of us is missing. And this year it’s extra tough. And to lose a partner after so many years together, wow, I can’t imagine how tough that must be. I wish I had some great stories to share of Mr. Mac, to bring a smile to your face, but unfortunately I didn’t know him very well. But I did know Ian and Maureen fairly well, and think of them fondly. But what I did know of Mr. Mac, was that he was a kind man, and well respected by my parents, and I think many others as well. I wish for you, that in celebrating his life, your many memories of him will bring a smile to your face and sharing those memories will bring you all a little bit closer together, if not in body, at least in spirit. Hopefully sometime soon you’ll be able to gather and celebrate his life with all those who knew and loved him, And that it will bring Peace to your hearts. With sincere condolences, Paige Burnett

Bill Hannon - March 11, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Maureen and Ian on the loss of your father. May your cherished memories of your dad always be a source of comfort to you.

Anita Baayen - March 10, 2021

Maureen, Ian and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you all.

Nancy Chaulk & Ralph Feisthauer - March 10, 2021

Dear Maureen, Karl and family, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Steacy McIlwham - March 9, 2021

An amazing grandfather. I remember that he made me a wonderful dollhouse from scratch with my grandma and showed me some of the beauty of crafting and making things. He also got me and my brother our first strategy video game, which ended up changing my life in many ways. I loved him so much and will always appreciate the time we had together.

Peter Haller - March 5, 2021

A good man has left us to be in a better place. The memories of him however shall stay with us forever! Condolences to Vera

Deanne Spalding - March 5, 2021

Ian and Lee-Ann- very sorry to hear of Mr. McIlwham's passing. Thinking of you and your family.

Kristine (Kubay) Siblock - March 4, 2021

Dear Maureen and Family, Thinking of you all with fond memories with sincere condolences.

Cathy Cope (Hagemeyer) - March 4, 2021

Maureen and family, I send my sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. I hope your hearts can heal with the passing of time, it's not easy.

Yvonne Wille (Joachim) - March 1, 2021

To the McIlwham Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have good memories of the times we spent on the club rides and time trials so many years ago. My thoughts are with you.

Bob and Diane Adams - March 1, 2021

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and Vera were fixtures running so many miles. He will be missed, our thoughts and prayers are with you Vera❤️

Rob & Lisa Landry - March 1, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Ian, our sincere condolences to you and your family

Ralph Hewitt - March 1, 2021

Condolence Vera. Jim was a gentleman and it was nice to have short mat and bowled with him.

Brian Bickle - February 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Parkinson Canada

Dianne Lauder - February 28, 2021

Dear Vera Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. It was a pleasure to have known him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne Lauder

Ron Caffin - February 27, 2021

Our condolences to the family on the passing of Mr. McIlwham. He was always such a nice man. Ron & Lynne

Fran Marsh - February 27, 2021

I'm so glad Ralph and I had a wee chat with you and Jim a couple of weeks ago when we were out for a walk. It was such a pleasure to have known him for so many years starting with tai chi and then at Encore carpet bowling and later at lawn bowling and short mat. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Martha Stewart - February 27, 2021

Dear Vera ,Ian and to all the McIlwham family so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing ,remembering you all in thought and prayer

Donna - February 27, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Vera, My sincere condolences to you and your family. He will be missed by many.

Linda and Jim Manning - February 27, 2021

Veronica - sincere condolences to you and your family. He was an amazing man running all those marathons! Hugs from both of us.

Maureen Mullally - February 27, 2021

So sorry to hear your sad news Vera .Please accept my most sincere sympathy.

Greg Greavett - February 27, 2021

My condolence to the McIlwham family. Mr.McIlwham was a kind and caring gentleman.

Lynn (nee Bibeau) and Joe Poirier - February 26, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. We are keeping your family close in thought and prayer and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember James’ life.

Paul and Margaret Appleman - February 26, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, what a remarkable man he was, definitely considered a friend. May your memories give you comfort at this difficult time, heaven gained an amazing Angel