July 18, 1940 – March 27, 2019

Thomson, James “Jim” – Suddenly, at his home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Joy (nee Rutherford), and loving father to James Thomson (Lynda) of N.S., and Jodie Grigsby (Derek) oif Hamilton. Loving Grampa of J.T. and Robert Thomson and Uncle Grampie to Shyla Craig. Predeceased by his brother Peter, and sadly missed by his sisters-in-law Betty Thomson and Christine Marshall (Ron) and brother-in-law Paul Rutherford. Jim will also be missed by his nephews Donald (Pam), John and David Marshall, niece Denise Armstrong and by his much loved cousins in Scotland and Ontario. Jim was a member of the Thursday Afternoon Singers, the Copetown Carvers, Knox Presbyterian Church, and was a former member of the Clans of York Pipe Band, Toronto and the Georgetown Pipe Band. Friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, April 5 from 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. The Memorial Service for Jim will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11 a.m.at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas. Expressions of sympathy to Knox Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Army, Dundas would be appreciated.

50 Messages to Thomson, James “Jim”

  • Elisabeth Cornett

    I was so sorry and shocked to hear of Jim’s passing. Joy my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Walter Schroedter

    I got to know Jim at the Tuesday “Sing-a-long” at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas. He was usually accompanied by Wilma, his capable pianist. The text of the old-time favourites would appear on the screen and Jim would bellow out the tunes with great accuracy both textually and musically. I admired the energy with which he sang the tunes. Jim would always greet all the seniors personally with a handshake and often with some personal comments. He knew many by name. Often he would stop to chat a bit with myself (I attended with a friend I was visiting every Tuesday at the lodge) – he took an interest in other people and showed them respect. Jim often injected some humour and on occasion would read a humourous anecdote. It was a great shock when I heard of his sudden passing. I am sure that he will be missed by both the seniors and the staff at Wentworth Lodge. My personal condolences to his wife and all those who knew him best. I was blessed to know him. May he rest in peace.

    Walter Schroedter

  • Mary-Margaret Morris

    Dear Joy,
    I was so very shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a lovely, kind, warm, friendly person. He will, no doubt, be sorely missed by many, many friends and family. You and Jodie are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • The Rioux Family

    Joy, we are so deeply sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great man, husband to you, friend, and family man. Our condolences to you and your family at this hard time. We are here for you always, as we remember our good friend and neighbour Jim.


    The Rioux’s

  • Wim and Elizabeth Feunekes

    Dear Joy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We so wanted to say goodbye to Jim this morning at the funeral but Wim was released from the hospital just yesterday.
    May God surround you with His love as you go through this time of grief and sorrow with healing that will come.
    In His Love, Wim and Elizabeth

  • Ted Clark

    Joy I am sadden to hear the news of Jim’s passing. I just heard today and it was too late to make the service. I feel so bad he was just a special person and friend. I will call in a few days and see how you are. I sit and lift a glass of scotch to a great man and a good friend. Cheers Jim I wish I had your favorite but found a good substitute.

  • Ed Beard

    Dear Joy and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you.
    Ed and Denise

  • John and Avis

    So sorry to lose such a fine gentleman with such a lovely sense of humour. Our thoughts are with you Joy.


    The Crawfords are praying for you and your family.

  • Donald Thomson and family

    There are no words I could properly Express the shock that overcame me when I heard the news of the sudden passing of uncle Jim. No matter who I spoke with in the family, I always heard how busy he kept himself. He was always doing one activity or another. It was said that he was next to impossible to get ahold of because every time someone tried he was never at home. Unfortunately I never was able to see any of his artistic abilities, but I can say that if he had any similarities to the artistic abilities of his brother Pete he definitely had talent. To all that knew and loved uncle Jim his memory will never fade providing you continue to talk about the good times that were shared. While the next days weeks and months pass by there will be little things that will make a smile come across your face and we are to remember the lesson that we must live each day with no regrets. Our thoughts go out to the family and the friends who are dealing with the disbelief the shock and the unanswered questions. Remember the good times and help each other through the sad. Stay strong for each other. Donald, Pam, Douglas and Heather

  • Sherrie & Tim Thompson

    Joy, Tim & I were so shocked to hear of Jim’s passing! There are no words to share that will make this easier right now but know that you are prayed for and loved by many who will be there for you and your family. Our deepest condolences…

  • Dawn and Art Cousins

    Joy and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Leslie Westlake

    We send you love, strength and hugs. Love is precious – you and Jim had the “recipe”. May time offer you comfort; your friends and family the support; and the memories become your treasures. Our love and prayers are with you Joy.
    Paula, Leslie, Lynne and families

  • Pam Smith

    We just happened to be talking to Ken Mills this morning and he told us of Jim’s passing. We were taken by surprise to say the least. We can’t imagine the loss you must be feeling. You always seemed so happy since you met Jim. Our perception is that he was a kind, loving, gentle man and that he loved and adored you. I wish I could be there to give you a hug and support you in the way that I have felt supported by both you and Jim in the past. May God give you the strength to move forward while still honoring all the good memories. Lots of love, Doug and Pam

  • Jennifer & Rob Scollard

    Joy and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, as well as to all who knew Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
    Jim touched everyone he met with his amazing smile.
    Thinking of you, and remembering Jim.
    Jennifer & Rob Scollard

  • Brenda Brake

    I was so saddened to hear of your loss of Jim. Gianfranco shared the news with me, as he knew I would want to express my condolences to you. Just hearing you speak of Jim in the salon the few times we’ve been there together spoke volumes of your love for him. May your wonderful memories help sustain you at this difficult time, and may you find comfort in knowing he is at peace and always with you, just from a distance now. My thoughts and prayers remain with you.
    Hugs, Brenda Brake

  • John Wheeler

    John Wheeler & Susan Wheeler Dear Joy I understand your sense of loss … beyond the scope of language love John

  • April Romain

    Dear Joy,
    We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. With the many miles between us, we got to know him through letters and our occasional visits. Whether communicated via the twinkle in his eye, the quick smile on his face or the written word, it was always apparent that he was a fun-loving, family man and that he cared about you immensely. We are thinking of you and sending our thoughts, hugs and prayers to you and your family.
    Aunt Nina, April and Stephanie

  • Barbara Hourigan

    Dear Joy: I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden death. Hold the happy memories dear, they will get you through your grief. God Bless, xoxoBarbara

  • Michael Ledgerwood

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    He was such a nice and friendly man. I enjoyed our conversations and friendship.

  • Nancy Hartmier

    Joy-My heartfelt condolences go out to you. As you are well aware, myself as well as many ,send our blessings and prayers to you. May you feel that God is holding your hand on this journey and giving you the strength you need

  • Warren and Joyce Gedcke

    Dear Joy and family, We send our deep sympathy to you at this sad time.

  • Rene and David Shearer

    We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s sudden passing,too bad we can’t be there with you at this time but our thoughts are very much with Joy and the family.We have many happy memories of times together.
    Our love and deepest sympathy from all the family in Wick,Scotland which held a special place in his life
    Jimmy will be sadly missed by all of us. R.I.P. JT
    Rene and David

  • Melinda Watkins

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a lovely man with such a wonderful outlook on life. Joy and family, my thoughts are with you.

  • Sherri Lynn Stewart

    Heartbreaking.love to all from the east coast.😪💔

  • Jennie Bangay

    Dear Joy,

    As someone who had the pleasure of working with Jim I can say without hesitation that I have never met a more honest, kind and fair-minded person. He made sure everything got done, and done properly, but allowed time for fun at work as well. I shall never forget the day he came with a child’s jar of bubble soap and blew bubbles as he minced around the office telling Lawrence Welk to “eat his heart out”. I know many public servants will remember him as the piper who once piped the opening of the legislature as well.

    I will be remembering the love you shared with him this week, a love that was very important to his happiness.
    We were so lucky to know him.


  • Linda Crago

    Dear Joy,
    I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending much love, Linda Crago

  • Susan Baldwin

    Joy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was an amazing spirit, always a grin on his face and chuckle in his voice. He had a wonderful way of listening to sometimes a very lengthy story, never glazing over when I could be too verbose! Mom was so happy that you both loved Dad’s fishing boat and once getting it “seaworthy” christening it the “Madrid” after both of their names. He will be your Guardian Angel to watch over you.
    Love Sue

  • Kay Lancaster

    Joy and family
    Thinking of you with Sympathy and caring at this sad time.
    Kay Lancaster

  • Gianfranco and Tayyiba Ianiri

    Joy, both Tayyiba and I are shocked and saddened to hear this news of Jim’s passing. Jim was my dear friend for over 20 years. We had many memorable fun times and laughs that I will cherish forever. He was so knowledgeable of so many things .. I always knew I could ask for his honest opinion. Joy, Jim was the love of your life and you his Tayyiba and I send you, Jodi and family our prayers, strength, courage along with our most deepest condolences May God Bless you all through this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘

    Gianfranco and Tayyiba Ianiri

  • Don Chappel

    Dear Joy and Family Jim made many wooden lapel pins for members of the Afternoon Singers. I am fortunate to have one! He was a multi-tasked gentleman who undertook so many tasks for us, without complaining. He loved leading the sing-a-long and got everyone singing and laughing. One thing Jim did, that made me respect him so very much was that he always made eye contact as he spoke.making one feel comfortable and important. My motto has been the love shared will never be lost!

  • Patsy Orr

    Dear Joy:
    Dad and I are so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    With sincere condolences.

    Jim and Patsy Orr

    Elmer and Illah Cantelo asked me to also pass on their condolences and are thinking of you at this very sad time.

  • eydie@St. Paul's Dundas

    Dearest Joy,
    May you be assured that your St. Paul’s family will be praying for you.

  • Eydie Zuk

    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. My heart broke for you when I heard this news. My prayers are with you and for Jim in this difficult time.
    Wrapping you in love and prayer, Eydie

  • Monica Brecht-Yendt

    Dear Joy,

    I was very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Monica (X-Curves)

  • James Earl Baldwin

    I had the pleasure of Jim’s company one time while opening up our cottage
    On Oxtongue Lake, Jim sang songs with my uncles Murray and Peter,
    Their little ditties became a competition and they would all crack me up
    He made a so many tough and messy chores seem like a walk in the park
    He always had a way to make us see the lighter side of life
    His indomitable spirit and quick wit will be dearly missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joy.

    -James & Meldy

  • Jim Couper

    Very much saddened at the news, Joy. Heartfelt condolences to you and to all members of the family. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
    Carol & Jim.

  • Peter Taylor

    So so sad to hear the news of Jimmys passing.Thinking of Joy,Jamie,Jodie and families at this difficult time.
    R.I.P Jimmy Love Peter and Wendy. Wick , Scotland

  • Jessie & David LaCombe

    Joy, know that Jessie and I are thinking of you with the loss of Jim, such a good and caring man. Hugs from the both of us. David

  • Jeff Hughes

    Joy, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful partner.

  • Anca and Dave Buckley

    Please accept our heart felt condolences! We are so sad to hear of this.
    We will keep you and the family in our prayers.
    God bless.
    Anca and Dave Buckley and kids.

  • Wilma Doel

    Dearest Joy,
    We are speechless. Shattered. We believe this is God’s plan and appointed time for Jim.
    May God wrap you in His most comforting embrace as you and the whole family go through this time of grief.
    We love you, Joy. We will be here for you.

    Garth and Wilma

  • Tammy Burns

    We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Lots of love Marty and Tammy Burns

  • James Smith

    We don’t have the words to express exactly what I’d like to say. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Thinking of you Joy & Family, from Colin, Brenda & James Smith (Oxtongue Lake), dwight

  • Gord Jones

    Jim touched the lives of so many.
    He carried eternity in his heart with such fullness and ease.
    His smile and the light in his eyes could brighten up your day.
    He has a well-earned place in so many hearts… including mine.
    Thank you Jim for the gift of who you are and who you have been to all of us.
    May there be a grace that embraces and upholds you and your family, Joy, in this time of loss.
    Margaret and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Betty Thomson

    Sending my condolences to Joy, Jamie and their families at this time. The news came as a complete shock, and I want you to know that I will be thinking of you and my prayers will be with you as you go through this difficult time. Keep your memories alive by talking about him and remembering all the good times you shared together.

  • Natalie Vivian

    My heart beat paused, then my heart broke when I heard of Jim’s passing. My most sincere sympathies to you and your family. I will let you all in my prayers. Love, Natalie

  • Denise Armstrong

    Shocked and sadden to hear the news. He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to Joy, Jamie and the rest of the family. RIP Uncle Jim say hi to Dad for me.
    Love Denise

  • Cheryl Cheetham

    My heartfelt condolences to out to Joy, Jamie and Jodie and their respective families on the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love and hugs, Cheryl Cheetham xo

  • Wendy Noble

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, another family member lost 😢
    Completely shattered

    Love Wendy

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