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