Adoring husband of Mabel (nee Patterson) for over 65 years.
Son of the late Samuel and Josephine (nee Courie) Owen.
Beloved and cherished father of Valerie (John) of Oshawa, Robert (Janet) of Toronto, Brian (Wilma) of Port Dover, Dianna of Oshawa and Teresa (Rick) of Oshawa.
Survived by his sisters Margaret, Marie and Adele. Predeceased by his siblings Anthony, Joseph, Michael, George, Jack, Eugene, Helen, and Samuel.
He will be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Jim will be fondly remembered as a loving and committed husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, friend and neighbour who loved to help others. Jimmy will also be remembered as a great mechanic who could fix anything and everything – no matter what was broken. He truly loved having backyard BBQ’s andlaughing with his family and friends – cherished times we will always hold in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held at BARNES MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME in the Spring.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful nurses on 9G and 4G for their care during Dad’s last days – your kindness will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jim’s name to the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Durham Cancer Care, by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com.