James John "Jim" McDonald
James John McDonald (Jim) died peacefully on March 25th, 2018 at Centennial Place in Millbrook, Ontario. He has gone home to his Lord and Saviour and to be reunited with the love of his life Joan, his son Glenn and many family and friends who have gone before him. Jim leaves behind his sisters Rose and Marie; his daughters Lynn and Theresa; his son-in-law Roger and daughter-in-law Linda; his five grandchildren James, Shannon, Elizabeth, Laura and Dennis. He will be missed by many extended family members and friends. Jim lived his life with a sense of humour, a love of fishing, pool and cards and a spirit of generosity to others. He strived to live as a witness to his saviour, Jesus Christ the Lord. “He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Trust the Lord God always, for the Lord Jehovah is your everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:3,4
A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Ida on Thursday March 29th, 2018 at 2:00 pm. with visitation one hour prior. Interment in the cemetery will take place immediately following the service and the family will be available back at the church during the reception.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Centennial Place who compassionately cared for Jim throughout his daily struggles and during his “final roundup”. Gratitude goes out also to Dr. James Liston who provided care to Jim for many years, to Dr. Kamilla and to Dr. Robinson. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson Canada or St. John’s Anglican Church (memo line to read: One Roof Community Centre) would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.fallis-shields.com
Deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of Uncle Jim. Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Bill & Heather Kelly
I will miss my scrabble buddy on Weds.
I first met Jim while doing "therapy visits" with my dog Ruby. I only won one game of crib against him. We both laughed hard as he told me the best jokes ever and we cried as recounted his darkest times. He always spoke highly of his daughters and wife. I will remember his honesty, his beauty and his love for all.
I hope Jim finds that big fish he has been looking for in the afterlife.
So sad to hear of uncle Jims passing. He was a fine gentleman who loved his family. He really enjoyed his visits to nl. He especially enjoyed fishing with dad and my brothers.they would top of the day with a game of cards.lots of laughter for sure. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Take care.
Don and Donna Mc Donald
So sorry to here the news about uncle Jim,mom thought a lot about him. good soul
Our sincerest condolences to you, Shannon, and your family.
Dear Theresa and Lynn: We wish to past on our sincere condolences to you and the grandchildren. While I am sure that this is a very sad time, it is also a celebration of a very wonderful man's life. Pat and I have very fond memories of visiting Uncle Jim and Aunt Joan while they lived in Peterborough. Great stories, lots of humour and of course, cards. Uncle Jim and I would even take a stab at pool. God has called Uncle Jim home to be with Aunt Joan and Glenn. Based on the way Uncle Jim lived his life with others always in mind, Uncle Jim is being called home because God is in need of a Guardian Angel. It is with a very heavy heart that we will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow. However, please believe that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you all. Neil and Patricia Kelly
I will never forget the day Diane and I visited you and The first thing you asked Diane, " How has the Lord been in your life which totally shocked Diane. I told how He has worked in Diane's life 'til she could get her bearings. I am so sorry I didn't get to see you again but I know you understood why. I will never be able to forget such an impressionable man as you. We will always miss you until we meet again. Love you always and forever. You are in that perfect place with all your loved ones. God needed you to go and rest. Love, Alice
Uncle Jim, who has aught me to shoot snakes in the garden, play golf in the heat of the midday sun, fish and not swim in the ponds around Millbrook. I love you and will miss you. With lots of love for your next adventure. Say hello to my Mum, Dad, Aunty Joan and the rest of the family. Have a great time my friend xxx