Culhane, James Eric

It is with a heavy heart that the family of James Culhane of Meaford announce his peaceful passing in Meaford on September 17, 2022, after a short battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Selby & Eric Culhane of Parry Sound, brother to Dianne Culhane of North Bay, Joanne Allan of Hanover, Laurie Culhane & Carol White of Markdale, uncle to Alexis & Adam, Cam & Melanie, and lifetime friend of Wendy Jones, Lorraine Arstikaitis, and Anne Moore.

James was the life of any party or gathering.  He loved to entertain and had a good sense of humor. James loved his scratch tickets, where he seemed to be quite successful. Old movies and TV shows were also a favorite of James.  He was the superintendent at Bay Vista Apartments for 7 years, where he always had a friendly greeting and a helping hand for the residents.  He was very grateful for those who drove him to the grocery store, the doctor’s office, pharmacy and more. James loved his cat Bella very much, and all the people that made a difference in his life.  James was very spiritual in the exploration of his life’s journey and the unseen forces of the universe.  He considered Bay Vista his home and took great pride in treating it as such.  He called it Angel Centre, and we are sure the angels were ready and waiting to greet him home, with “Oh My” and “Yes Indeed” ringing in the air.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter 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.



Saturday October 1st, 2022 at the Meaford Public Library From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Donations: Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Lois Mather
    Friday, September 23, 2022

    It was a pleasure to have you as “superintendant” of our apartment building and you will certainly be missed,R.I.P.James, Lois Mather

  2. Janice Barbuto
    Friday, September 23, 2022

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of the illness and passing of James. He was such a character! When we needed a repair or maintenance to our apt we could always expect to be entertained as well. James always had a funny story to tell or a lively political comment to make! You could always hear his booming voice in the hallway or calling good morning across the parking lot followed by laughter. When the power went out he would go down the hallways knocking on doors making sure the older residents were ok and giving us a hydro-one update. We will certainly miss that larger than life personality. Our deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. Janice and Bob

  3. Marjorie McIntee
    Friday, September 23, 2022

    May he Rest In Peace.He was a good friend and cushion .He will be sadly missed,

  4. Joanne Donkervoort
    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    We were very saddened by the loss of James. He had such a strong presence in our lives here. He was a kind and gentle man and we will dearly miss him. Susan and Joanne

  5. Joan Martin
    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    We have not lived at Bay Vista very long we got a very warm welcome from James. It is very sad that we will never really know the man, he was a kind gentle soul, who will be missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the family. He left us too soon.

  6. Phil Deschenes
    Sunday, September 25, 2022

    James, you were a friend and a valued member of our apartment community. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.

    A drop-in Memorial Reception will be held over the time-frame of 11:00am – 2:00pm on October 1, 2022 at the new Meaford Library (in a private room). Please come by to honour James.

  7. Jack & Sandy Lewis
    Monday, September 26, 2022

    Our deepest condolences to all of your family and friends. James, Your friendship and smile will be missed.

  8. Wendy Jones
    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    It is with great sadness that I write this condolence to James, my dearest and closest friend of 62 years. You sure caught me off guard this time. I am going to miss your sense of humor, guidance, smile, always being there for me and our weekly hour(s) long chats. You were like a brother to Kelly and myself. I will cherish our memories forever. We had a hell of a ride! My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. Get out your dancing shoes (Fred Astaire) and enjoy it up there.
    Love you always, Wendy

  9. Anne More
    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    James has left us with a lifetime of precious memories which we’ll now keep extra close to our hearts. I’ll miss that mischievous twinkle in his eye, his bone crushing bear hugs, his zest for life and love of a good juicy book (complete with book review !) and of course his love for a good chin wag or even for a great big debate. James always wanted to have the most fun and just get silly! I loved his laugh. What fun we had!
    Sending warmest thoughts and prayers to all of James’ family. I think that somewhere out there, James should be riding in that big gold Cadillac in the sky, sailing across the Universe, blasting a good tune on the stereo, in search of his next big adventure. I’m gonna miss him. Love, Anne

  10. ferguson
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    Message From: Geoffrey and Peggy Crutchfield

    My wife and I first met James five years ago. We were moving to Meaford to be close to my son, who was moving to CFB Meaford.
    We had found the apartment first on the internet, then talked to him on the telephone. When we first met him, he showed us his apartment, and had us fill out an application form.
    When we told him we had two small dogs, he said the landlord Phil Deschene, would have to see them for approval, but they were okay with him. After we had paid the two months rent deposit, we were ready to move in with the help of our sons.
    James loved to cook, and we started sharing recipes and food. He did not have a vehicle, so we let him ride with us to go shopping at various stores. He loved it when we drove by the harbour, so that he could see the waves on the way home. He was a very buys man- renting out apartment, painting them after tenants had left, vacuuming hallways, mopping stairways, dusting, miscellaneous repairs when something broke, replacing appliances when necessary, mowing the lawn, buying flower pots and placing them around the building, snow blowing and shoveling snow in the winter, putting out the recycle boxes for collection on the proper day. When we took him out on errands, He gave us money for gas and bought coffee. He had many friends working in the stores where ever we went, always loved to catch up on the news.
    Being such a good friend, he will be missed very much.
    Geoffrey and Peggy Crutchfield

  11. Jason Clelland
    Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    I am deeply saddened by James passing. He was a true friend, i met him in Barrie and we have known each other for at least 9 years, i will never forgot you james. I can just hear him now, singing to Micheal buble now. I just wish i was able to see him before it was too late, i will never forgot

  12. Christine Staeger
    Monday, October 3, 2022

    I will really miss the “Well. HELLOOOO!!!”
    Such a good guy.
    Fly free James.


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