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James "Jim" Edward Duffin

June 25, 1934 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Peacefully at Parkwood Institute, London, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in his 87th year, Jim left us to be with his Heavenly Father.  Jim was born on June 25, 1934, in London, Ontario, to Olive and Harry Duffin.  In 1957, he married the love of his life Sheila (Ramsay) and in their 64 years together, they raised a family of 4 children.  Cherished and devoted father of Kathie O’Gorman (Dan), Doug Duffin (Rose), Barb Duffin (Ron Grech) and Darcy Duffin (Jennifer).  Loving grandfather of Kelsea, Ryan, Jessica, Devan, Lyndsay, Nicole, Jade, Darby, Simon and Patrick.  He was a much-loved brother of Helen White and Agnes Gallagher.

Jim loved being with people.  He loved visiting and mentoring, family reunions, celebrations and travelling. As well as being a successful farmer, Jim was always involved in his community, serving on numerous boards. Jim served as a West Nissouri Councillor and Reeve, on the Thorndale Agricultural Society, with the Hall-Dennis Royal Commission on Education, as the First Chairman and sixteen-year Trustee of Middlesex Board of Education, as an Egg Farmers of Ontario Committee Member, and as the Oxford Mutual Insurance Director and President. Jim was an Honourary Companion of the University of Guelph, as well as an active member of Crumlin United Church.

 

Jim’s family wishes to extend their thanks and deepest appreciation to the staff at Parkwood Hospital for the outstanding care he received. They especially wish to thank Cindy Draper, whose bond with him made his last few months special.

 

Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, people must RSVP for the visitation.  Please visit www.brockandvisser.com to register or call 519-285-2427.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 22, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm.   A private family funeral service will be held, with Rev. Mark Perry officiating.  Interment at Robin’s Hill Cemetery.  Though the service is private, it will be available for viewing the following day through www.brockandvisser.com.

If desired, donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.brockandvisser.com.

The family will be receiving friends and neighbours at the family farm on Thursday, June 24th , for a drive through visitation from 4 to 7 pm. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James "Jim" Edward Duffin, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 22, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brock & Visser Funeral Home
177 Dundas St. West P.O. Box 152
Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 16 people, spread over 20 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Tuesday
June 22, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Brock & Visser Funeral Home
177 Dundas St. West P.O. Box 152
Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 16 people, spread over 20 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Drive Through Visitation
Thursday
June 24, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Family Farm
20627 Fairview Road
Thorndale, ON N0M2P0

Private Service

Dorchester United Church
4100 Catherine
Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0

Donations

Kidney Foundation of Canada
1599 Hurontario St #201, Mississauga, ON L5G 4S1, Mississauga ON L5G 4S1
Tel: 1-800-387-4474

Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
205 Horton St E #203, London ON N6B 1K7
Tel: 1-519-642-7755
Web: https://www.braintumour.ca/ways-to-give/donate-now/?_ga=2.250726278.1005187891.1624139398-786947569.

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