WHELER, Dr. Robert James 'Jim' - It is with sadness we announce the death, in Oakville, on August 10, 2018 of Jim, in his 86th year.
Beloved son of the late Dr. & Mrs. E. G. Wheler. Jim is survived by Ruth, his devoted wife of 55 years. Loving father of the late Adam, Jonathan (Tricia) and Cameron (the late Jodii).
Dearly missed by his three grandsons, Matthew, Joshua and Trenton. Jim was predeceased by his brother John (Margaret). Lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Jan (Derek) and brother-in-law John (Ann) in the U.K.
Jim grew up in the Beaches where his father was a Family Doctor for 45 years and where he attended Malvern Collegiate. Jim graduated from University of Toronto in 1957. He enjoyed a busy family practice in Weston for 35 years. He was a kind, gentle and caring Doctor. He was also the Medical Director of York University for 23 years and was the Attending Physician for the National Ballet for 27 years.
Upon moving to Oakville in 1987 he became an active member of the Oakville Club, enjoying tennis, squash and through other members, golf. He particularly enjoyed the Saturday brunch with his golf buddies. Jim’s other interests were ballet, music, travelling, his pewter collection but more than anything he was a gentle and kind man.
Private Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society. Arrangements with Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville.