Peacefully with family at his side at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on October 11, 2022. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Kate (’99) and his parents Bill (’87) and Sheila (’06). Jim will be deeply missed by his sons William and David to whom he was a loving and devoted father. Lovingly remembered by his brothers David Royce (Laurie) of Kamloops, BC and Alan Royce (Charlene) of London, ON as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family members and friends. Jim was a graduate of McMaster University in chemistry and went on to obtain his teaching certificate. He briefly taught high school science/chemistry before embarking on a 30+ year career with PPG in their automotive coatings division. When the PPG plant closed in 2009 Jim returned to teaching high school chemistry for several years before retiring. In his retirement Jim spent several years playing in the Ancaster Vets Slow Pitch Baseball League. In 2020 Jim and the boys moved from their Ancaster home to Kamloops to be close to Dave and his family before returning this past July to a lakefront condo in Burlington. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday October 20th from 7-9 PM at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A service for Jim will be held on Friday at 2:00 PM at the Lowville United Church, 5800 Guelph Line, Burlington. Interment will be in the Lowville United Cemetery. In kindness, donations to Diabetes Canada, the Canadian Lung Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please share a memory or send a message of condolence for Jim’s family at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca
So sad to hear this news! Jim was a fantastic individual and he will be sorely missed by everyone that has experienced the pleasure of knowing him! He will now rest in peace with his loving wife! God bless him!
Sincere sympathy to all of Jim’s family from his relations in Fordyce Scotland .we all remember her the good times when we visited in Canada and when he was here in Scotland .
We are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Sending condolences from Bill and the Starr family.
Sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss, a life cut too short. ♥️
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our condolences to our family relatives. Rick, Bev, Eric and Daryl Morrison
Remembering happier times with my cousin
We grew up together and Jim and Kate were Godparents to my daughter, Emma. Those memories are deeply cherished. Our love goes out to William and David.