Fewster, James Douglas 'Jim'

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim Fewster, the rock of our family, on Friday, July 1st, 2022 at the London Victoria Hospital surrounded by his family at the young age of 66.

Jim was born in Dunnville, Ontario on April 5th, 1956 and grew up in Collingwood, Ontario. He was the son of the late Eleanor & Don Fewster. He was the much loved husband of Cheryl (nee Connor) for 41 years, devoted and loving Dad to Whitney, Lindsay (Alex) and Drew (Curtis). He was the proud & very much adored ‘Grampie’ to Quinn, Weston and Lennox. He is survived by his brothers Robert & John (Tracy) and close brother and best friend, Don (Marilyn). He is also fondly remembered by both his brother-in-laws Ken (Sue), Doug (Katie) and his sister-in-law and business partner for many years, Donna. He is remembered by many close nieces and nephews and will forever be known as ‘Captain Ron’ to close friends, Deb & Murray.

Jim certainly was a jack of all trades. His career started on the waters as a marine engineer. He then continued on to become an auto mechanic, where he owned and operated ‘Culps Service Station’ in Owen Sound for many years. His next venture brought him and Cheryl to Meaford in 1996, where they owned and operated the local ‘Timmies” for 25 years before retiring in 2020.

If Dad wasn’t known around town for his many years in business, he was known for his beautiful gardens, which he spent countless hours attending to. He was a lover of dogs, airplanes, being outside and soaking up the Cuban sun. As many knew, he was born with the gift of gab and was always more than happy to chat with anyone who stopped by the house. Afterall, living in a house of 4 women often made it difficult for him to get a word in edge wise. Known for his many projects and his inability to sit still, his ‘to do’ lists were never ending. If he wasn’t working on his latest project outside, he was inside on his ‘thinking chair’ mapping out the next one. He was everyone’s go to guy; the one with all the answers or an ability to fix anything. If he didn’t know, he would, without a doubt, figure it out every single time.

To know him, was to love him. Jim has left an incredible void in this world that will be impossible to fill but we will remember him fondly for all of his great accomplishments and the wonderful, selfless person that he was.

Cheryl and the girls welcome you to join them for a celebration of Jim’s life in the Gallery Room at the Meaford Hall on Friday, July 15th from 1 until 4 p.m.

A very special thank you to Dr. Deotare, Dr. Saini, and the tremendous staff at Victoria Hospital for their compassionate care. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the London Victoria Hospital oncology department would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

All are welcome to gather to celebrate Jim's life at the Meaford Hall on Friday, July 15th, 2022 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Donations: London Victoria Hospital 'Oncology Department'
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Darlene McQuarrie
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    He will be greatly missed I had alot of good times working with JIm lots of hugs going out to Cheryl,and the entire family

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  2. Joy Haw
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Jimmy will be dearly missed, one of my favorite boss families Jim and Cheryl. Sending my sincere condolences to Cheryl and the entire family.

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  3. Nikki & Luke Ironside
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Jim was one of a kind. He was the best neighbor we could have ever asked for during our 6 year posting to Meaford. He was so great with our boys and also very helpful whenever needed. We will be forever grateful for all Jim has done for us.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cheryl, Whitney, Lindsay, and Drew

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    1. Michelle Barlow
      Thursday, July 28, 2022

      I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I had the privilege of working for Jim and Cheryl while i went to college and his daughter taught my oldest son. What a beautiful family and yes the gardens were always stunning. You all are in my thoughts.

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  4. Darlene Turner
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Dear Cheryl , Whitney, Lindsay and Drew.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of Jim.
    He will be truly missed by all who had the privilege to know him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the sad time.
    Sincerely, Darlene Turner

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  5. Bev and Gail Murray
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    our deepest sympathy to all the family at this sad time as you suffer such a great loss We extend our condolence and prayers and know you have many fond memories to hold on to

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  6. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Our condolences to you Cheryl and your family. Jim was a great guy, any time I had anything to do with Jim it was great. May he rest in peace. Jim fly with the angels, they have a spot for you

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  7. Bill Burd
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Dear Cheryl, I am truly sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind – if you knew him you loved him, simple as that. I was fortunate to know him.
    Bill Burd

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  8. Shannon Boyd
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great man with a huge smile. He will be missed by many. Hugs to all.
    Doug, Shannon, Bryce and Sydney

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    1. Marion Foubert
      Sunday, July 10, 2022

      Our condolences from the Foubert family in Collingwood.
      Jim worked in the service station for Louis and it was always said that he was the best employee Louis ever had .
      He will be very much missed .
      Marion Foubert

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  9. Marj. Mcintee
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    It is a sad day when that dear man passed away .He will be really missed. Thoughts & prayers to family &relatives. Marj. McIntee.

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  10. David and Kathy Sled
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    To Cheryl and families,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We remember Jim from Meaford’s “Timmies” and your beautiful corner lot here in Meaford. Our condolences to Jim’s family, a brother gone too soon!

    Sincerely.
    David and Kathy Sled

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  11. Heather LeGros
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Our heart felt condolences to Cheryl and family, Jim was a great neighbor I will be forever grateful to him for his assistance when Peter was taken ill a number of years ago. We will miss his friendly smile and chats.

    Heather and Peter LeGros

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  12. Josh Gordon
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Please accept my condolences. Thinking of all the Fewster’s today. Sending hugs!

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  13. Bronwen Perry
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    I will cherish our chats greatly. I watched how hard he worked on the gardens. There was also something new he was up too! Sending all my love to the whole family.

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  14. kathy
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Dear Cheryl, Lindsay, Whitney and DrewDear Cheryl,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Jim was a special man – he was …love at first site
    He was always engaged in people and the town of Meaford.
    This is a great loss to Meaford
    I was fortunate to know him.
    Bill Burd

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  15. Shirley Keaveney
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Cheryl, Whitney, Lindsay, Drew and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of Jim, my thoughts are with you at this incredibly sad time. I would always see him working in his beautiful gardens and admired the perfection of everything he touched.
    Hugs to everyone.

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  16. Mike Hogg
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Cheryl and family please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss of Jim. We where neighbours for 20 plus years. To watch the way Jim tended to his gardens and grass always busy with some project. He was a true inspiration and gentlemen , always taking time to chat or on one occasion when I got attacked by a swarm of bees and went in my house Jim came running over pounding on my door to ensure I was ok. Truly will be missed by all whom had the pleasure to know him. Rest easy my friend.

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  17. Blake Smith
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    My condolences to the Fewster family. Many great times working for Jim and the Fewsters. Jim was a great man. Sending thoughts and prayers and hugs to the whole family

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  18. Wendy and Willy
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Cheryl,Whitney, Lindsay and Drew our sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time cherish all your memories.

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  19. Ken & Sandra VonRichter
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to the Fewster family. When we lived in Meaford and enjoyed our evening Timmies, Jim was always up for a chat and a story. He will be missed.
    Ken & Sandra VonRichter
    Cambridge N.S.

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  20. Shelley Adams
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Cheryl and family,
    My condolences. I will always fondly remember you both as lovely employers at one of my first “real jobs” at Timmies. Jim was such an easy guy to chat with and even as students, was so kind to express his appreciation for our work and showed interest in everyone as an individual. Hugs to you all as you navigate this difficult time.

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  21. Cathy and Mike
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Cheryl, Jim’s presence will be missed especially on Marshall street.
    Please know our thoughts are with you and the girls at this time
    Much Love
    Cathy, Mike and Tyson
    Ariel, Eric, Thomas and families

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  22. Hugh McKay
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    Dear Cheryl:
    I was indeed a very fortunate person to have met Jim during our college years. He played a key role in making those years such a memorable and cherished experience for me.
    To you and your family my deepest sympathy
    Hugh McKay

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  23. Jan Schultz
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Cheryl. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. You and Jim were so kind to my mom. Jan Schultz

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  24. Brenda Calvert
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    This news saddens our family! Jim was such a hard working, caring individual who had such a passion for life. We have always enjoyed our chats and our children who worked at Timmies respected and looked up to him. Jim and Cheryl have raised three beautiful children and Jim was always very proud of them. We are thinking about your family during this difficult time. Find comfort in knowing that he was so loved and respected by everyone that knew him. Hugs!
    Mark, Brenda, Brandon, Taylor, Jaden, Riali Calvert

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  25. Merv and Ellie Smith
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Our sincere condolences to Cheryl and family. Always a cheery greeting. He will be greatly missed by many who knew him.
    Merv and Ellie Smith

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  26. Lorene Taylor
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Quentin and I wish to send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Jim was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Jim loved to keep us up to date with the news of all of them. Jim was also such a hard working man, at Tim’s, at his house and in the garden. We will miss having chats with Jim outside your beautiful family home.

    Lorene and Quentin

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  27. Christine Graham
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Cheryl, Whitney and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am completely and utterly shocked and saddened to have read this post last night. May wonderful memories and each other bring you comfort.

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  28. Margaret Lowe
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Cheryl and family. our sincere condolences in the loss of Jim. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    Marg and Al Lowe

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  29. Brad Watson
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Sincere condolences to you Cheryl, and family. Fond memories of working for Jim at Culps Texico as an apprentice tech. Over the years in my career Jim rates in top 2 bosses! His generosity to OPP and Auxiliary members during late night shifts will be remembered fondly.
    He will be missed,
    Brad Watson

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  30. Bob McCutcheon
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    It is very difficult to express my deep sorol at this time.
    I will always consider my time in college as the most pivotal experience in my life because of my outstanding classmates.
    Jim’s influence on all of was incredible and his impact carried on throughout our lives.

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  31. Betty Hall
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Dear Cheryle & family. I am so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. They say the Lord takes only the best & that would be Jim. I am happy you both had retired and enjoyed that precious time together. My thought and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Hugs.

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  32. Glenna and Larry Johnston
    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    So sorry to hear about Jim. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Fewster family. May he Rest In Peace.Our thoughts and prayers are with.

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  33. thom christmann
    Friday, July 8, 2022

    I WILL MISS OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CARS AND TRUCKS RIP JIM

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  34. Paula Lockyer
    Friday, July 8, 2022

    Dear Cheryl and “those great Fewster girls”:
    I was so sad to hear about Jim’s passing. I’m thinking of you all. Please know that I will remember him fondly, and with great regard for his sense of humour and his work ethic. And I will miss the fun “banter battle” we had on the street many mornings while he gardened and I ran:
    – (Jim) Still running? – (me) Yep, I see you’re still trying to perfect your lawn?
    – (Jim) Every time I look up you’re running by – (me) Every time I run by I hope you won’t notice me
    And so on and so on…great memories of having a hard working, funny, clever, kind neighbour.

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  35. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Saturday, July 9, 2022

    Dear Cheryl and family.
    Our deepest condolences on Jim’s passing. What a guy – he certainly was a man of many trades . Driving by your house, I always took notice of the gardens to see, what was new, and then hope I could find the same plants for my own garden. Jim will long be remember by so many of us, whether we knew him very well of very little. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  36. Keith and Lorraine Dinsmore
    Saturday, July 9, 2022

    Cheryl and Family

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We enjoyed our years taking care of snow etc. His gardens were amazing .
    He was such a pleasant man. Take care of each other…

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  37. Linda Teed
    Sunday, July 10, 2022

    Cheryl and family
    My thoughts are with you, at this very sad time. Jim was a happy, and talkative man, with an infectious smile that made you smile. We lose the good ones way to soon. Hold on to the memories and times spent together and every time you look at those beautiful gardens, Jim is not far away.
    Linda Teed

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  38. Trish Holmes
    Sunday, July 10, 2022

    Cheryl, Whitney, Lindsay, and Drew, our deepest condolences on your loss. Was very saddened to hear this news.

    Trish Holmes

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  39. Paul & Katie McNamara
    Sunday, July 10, 2022

    We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Our hearts go out to you Cheryl, and your girls. He will be missed tremendously by your family! May you all have many wonderful memories to cherish. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  40. Lori & Bill Girdler
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    Cheryl and family; so saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. It’s been awhile since our Chatsworth days, and I hadn’t seen Jim in awhile, but I always remember his kindness, friendship and great smile. Our sincere condolences.

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  41. Barry Crigger
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    Cheryl, sorry to hear about Jim. My condolences. We had a lot of laughs back in college. Some good conversations as well. I still remember the first time you both met. I’m happy to read about your 41 years together. Much to celebrate.

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  42. Evelyn Luongo
    Thursday, July 14, 2022

    Our condolences to the family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  43. Brian Bonwick
    Monday, July 25, 2022

    Fewster family, sorry for your loss. I went to school in Collingwood with Jim and also worked with him when we where kids at Foubert’s gas station, my condolences.

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  44. Melanie Barclay
    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    My dear Cheryl and family. We are so very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We are so sorry we didn’t attend the memorial as we just read his obituary online today. Please know that we are thinking of you and hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. This is quite a shock for us. Big hugs my dear friend and please if anything we can do let us know. So sorry

    Bill and Melanie

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