Thom, James Russel 'Jim'

Jim Thom passed away peacefully at Summit Place in Owen Sound, ON on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in his 97th year.

Born in St. Vincent Township on March 21st, 1924, Jim was a son of the late Russel and Myrtle (nee Belshaw) Thom.

Jim was the beloved husband of Yvonne (nee Murray) Thom of Owen Sound, and formerly of Meaford.

He was the kind and patient father of Robert Thom of Owen Sound and Lorraine Kindrat and her husband Peter also of Owen Sound.

Jim was the proud Grandpa of Adam Thom, Jennifer Purdy, Ashley Timmerman (Marty), Lindsay Demone (Dwane), and Meagan Thom, and great Grandpa of Dylan and Evan Purdy, Quinn and Leo Timmerman, Emma, Cooper and Everley Demone. He will be remembered by Anne Thom.

Jim was predeceased by his brother Alan Thom and sister-in-law Donna Thom, and by his sister Helen Watson and is survived by his brother-in-law Maurice Watson.

He will be remembered fondly by his sister-in-law Lois Douglas and her family; Nancy Douglas, Julie and Brad Vail and their children.

Jim spent many years farming and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He loved driving and travelling for both work and pleasure.  He was a faithful member of the Meaford United Church.  Jim was a member of the Meaford Curling Club and truly enjoyed his time spent with his friends there over the years.

A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Residential Hospice Grey Bruce ‘Chapman House’ or a charity of your choice 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

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A private family service will be conducted at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford.

Donations: Residential Hospice Grey Bruce 'Chapman House' or charity of your choice.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Linda and Andy Andersen
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    We offer our deepest sympathy and may God comfort you all in your time of sorrow. Linda and Andy Andersen.

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  2. Heather Stewart
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Rob, Lorraine & Families – so sorry for your loss.

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  3. Bryan Watson
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Our deepest condolences .
    I have fond memories of Uncle Jim . Going to the farm and family gatherings . Stories and catching up when we all got together . He was kind and down to earth .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Bryan , Karen and family.

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  4. Verna & Rick Hindle
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Our sincere condolences, Yvonne and family on Jim’s passing. As such great contributors to Meaford United Church through the committees, and all your involvement with Church event , (which we are all missing presently), it is wonderful to have the memories we can hold on to and cherish. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, today and always. Sincerely, Rick & Verna Hindle.

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  5. Wayne & Sheila Martin
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Yvonne and family, Jim was a very special friend to my father Dave and our family. Many a story was told of all the fun the two of them had in the younger days. We extend our deepest sympathy to you Yvonne and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Blanche Kindrat
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Blanche Kindrat & Family

    Our heartfelt condolences. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal , Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. Jim had a warm smile of welcome, enjoyed a keen wit, loved a good laugh, accompanied with a kind and gentle soul. We have lost a bright beacon of light.

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  7. Grant Beattie
    Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Yvonne, Rob, & Lorraine and family ….. So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    When those we love pass on, the best we can do is honour their spirit for as long as we live. I will remember Jim’s smile the most.

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  8. Brian and Trudi
    Friday, November 27, 2020

    Yvonne and family, so sorry and sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and you family.

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  9. Elaine Newton
    Friday, November 27, 2020

    Yvonne, Rob, Lorraine & Pete and family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Ruth Carmichael, Elaine & Robert Newton

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  10. JOHN WATSON
    Friday, November 27, 2020

    Yvonne, Rob, Lorraine and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences sympathies for your loss. I will always cherish the visits that we had. I enjoyed listening to the catch up stories and laughter that they brought. Uncle Jim will be missed but the memories of his kindness, wit and mischievous smile will not be forgotten. Our prayers are with your family at this time.
    John, Karen & family.

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  11. Ron & Joyce Knight
    Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Rob and family, sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.
    Wishing you peace of mind and comfort at this time of loss.

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  12. Barry and Chris Wood
    Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Mrs Thom, Rob, Lorraine, Pete and family-Chris and I send our heartfelt sympathies to you all at this difficult time.

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  13. Wanda Wheeler
    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Howie, Wanda and Steve Wheeler.

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  14. James (Jim) Bryan Cunningham
    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    We want to convey our deepest condolences to the entire Thom family as you mourn the passing of Jim.

    Jim & Janice Cunningham

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  15. John and Donna Aasmae
    Sunday, November 29, 2020

    Dear Yvonne, Robert, Lorraine and Pete and families, Our condolences to everyone at this sad time.
    Your husband and father, Jim, was a good man.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    John and Donna Aasmae and family

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  16. Donna Barfoot
    Monday, November 30, 2020

    Our sincere condolences, Yvonne and family on Jim’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Maxine & Albert Beattie & Wayne & Donna Barfoot

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