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Walter Mitchell posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 2, 2019Jim grew up in Lurgan, Co.Armagh, N.Ireland until he moved to Canada in his early 20s. He was a kind, softly-spoken, very caring, unassuming gentleman who lived with his late parents Hazel and Tommy in Hamilton, Ontario. Jim never forgot his roots in Ireland. He lived for his main passion of golf. Jim returned home to Northern Ireland a few times to revisit his birthplace. Jim had even spoken last year about coming home for the Open Golf championship in July 2019 at Portrush, but sadly his declining health dictated otherwise. Very sadly missed by his cousin Walter Mitchell , wife Eileen and family, Lurgan, Co.Armagh, N.Ireland.
Darlyne Mills posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 28, 2019I had the pleasure of knowing Jim he made a impact in my life and the people around him he will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to the family Darlyne Mills
Mike Mitchell posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 28, 2019Jim - you did more than you will ever fully understand. I don't even have the words to describe the impact you had on myself and many other junior golfers lives. Thanks for everything.
Ken Lancaster posted a condolence
Monday, May 27, 2019We have lost a great person. Jim was such a giving person. He got me involved on the Board of the Junior Golf Tour in the late '80s and it was pivotal for me personally and professionally. Jim had incredible passion for the Junior Tour. He impacted so many lives. My three boys are much better men today for having known Jim. Thank you McSlice! Ken
Mike Lancaster posted a condolence
Monday, May 27, 2019Jim, I never got to say bye. I will miss you and I want you to know you left a legacy behind for junior golf. Thank you for always allowing me the opportunity to speak freely and experience competitive junior golf as well as Scotland. I learned a lot from the way you conducted yourself, how generous you were with your time and how selfless you went on about your days. The tour you founded and supported for so long allowed me to develop a foundation for competition; that’s huge Jim- so many kids still get that today and they have you to thank. I will always appreciate your willingness to connect, sit down and make me think beyond what was just in front of me. Thanks Jim for those lunches at the Cat N Fiddle, Swiss Chalet, taking me across the pond to experience “home” and also competitive golf at such a young age. May you Rest In Peace.
Lee Kirkby posted a condolence
Monday, May 27, 2019It is sad to hear of Jim's passing. His dedication to everything he did and his quiet accomplishments will be long remembered by everyone who knew him. I had the pleasure to call him friend and colleague as he worked for his community and for The Chamber. Jim's standing with the media and others in the community was always top rate and he never failed to complete what he set out to do. His family was a big part of him as was his love of golf especially the juniors he mentored. He passed on what he knew to many. A gentle man who had a bigger impact than many can know. Rest easy Jim.
Christopher Lancaster posted a condolence
Monday, May 27, 2019I wanted to wish Condolences from the Lancaster family. Jim was a mentor, figure, and fixture in Hamilton, and to its Junior Golf Development. He will be dearly missed and was dearly loved. I wanted to share my story. I was a 12 year old kid, nervous as ever to play on the Wilson Tour, and Jim riding around on his cart made me feel comfortable, welcome, and light hearted in my most nervous moments. He took my brother to Scotland as he did each year with 3 lucky tour members. That was big for our family. I was able to achieve an NCAA D1 Golf Scholarship to an elite American School, travel around the country, and eventually start a business. I am 25 now, with golf still deeply entrenched in my life. Jim will always have a special place in my story and my golf and business achievements. Had it not been for him, myself including a lot of other players would not have had the ability to play honestly and respectfully with the tradition of the great game he so loved. These childhood lessons translated to our adult lives and still do to this day. The candle has faded but the light will still burn on. Thanks Jim, for everything, I hope to share a Guinness with you up there one day. Much love.
Jeff Ollinger posted a condolence
Sunday, May 26, 2019Like so many others, I will miss Jimmy. He cared about everyone he met and made so many lives better because he was there. From community leader to volunteer to Junior Golf pioneer, Jim's impact and legacy will go on for a long time. For me personally, his positive impact on my life is tough to measure. His support, his friendship, his willingness to share, and his advice and guidance have helped me in all aspects of my life. And, I am not even close to the only one. Will miss you Jimmy, thank you for a lifetime of friendship. Yours was a life well lived.... Jeff
Kris ODonnell posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019Jim is responsible for one of the most memorable weeks of my life. In 2005 through and with Mitch Mahoney, one of Jim's many junior golf all-stars, we piggybacked a golf trip to Scotland onto when Jim was taking some junior golfers on their trip of a lifetime to the birthplace of golf. But for Jim and my friendship with Mitch I never would have made that trip. I am eternally grateful. Cheers to James McDowell.
Mitch Mahoney posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019I know I’m not the only one. Jimmy helped so many kids. Words can’t show how much he meant to so many. For me personally, Jimmy taught me so much. If not for him, I would NOT be where I am today and I would not have the great family I do now. Thanks for all the lunches with the sport coat and tie when I was younger Jimmy. Love your friend, Mitch
Robert Jones posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019My deepest sympathies to the family. I always relied on Jim for wise counsel and enjoyed his friendship during and after my time on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors
John Dolbec posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019My deepest condolences. He was a fine honourable man who loved his community and served it well. I will miss him.
Reg Whynott posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019Definitely a shock and a major loss to this earth. Not only an employee of the Chamber of Commerce but a dedicated friend who would carry the torch for his colleagues and his community wherever he went. If it needed to be done Jim was there , always in his quiet way, providing leadership as needed or just doing the task that was before him. His community was important but his family came first and nothing was too much when it came to them. Dependable ...... if he said he would do it, whatever or whoever was affected ........ if he said he would "take care of it" he meant it . Jim was not a glory seeker .... if it needed to be done and he believed in it then it would be done. As long as I knew Jim, and it was for many years, he was always doing something for others. He will be missed but somewhere, someone will add a number one friend and supporter to the team ! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You Good Buddy ! Thanks for everything, Reg
The McDowell Family posted a condolence
Friday, May 24, 2019The McDowell family are deeply saddened by the loss of our cousin, James (Jim). A good man who will always be in our hearts and those of the people he inspired.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
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