July 14, 1932-March 27, 2016
Loving husband, father, grandfather and provider, Jim was a dedicated Roman Catholic and an outstanding citizen. Jim leaves behind his wife Jean, and their six children, Marie, Patricia, Jim, Catharine, Michael and Daniel: two PhD’s, two MA’s, mechanic and millwright and company owner and long-time operator of a family business. Jim also took great joy in his ten grandchildren: John, Neil, Alison, Jimmy, Andrew, Kelsey, Mark, Natalie, Kevin, and Gwenyth, and great-grandchild, McCarthy. Jim was always active in his church. He was an altar server until he was 21 years of age. An active and long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Jim served as Grand Knight of the Dundas Council and then as Charter Grand Knight for the Father Vernon H. Culliton Council in Waterdown which achieved Star Council award each year under his tenure. Jim served two years as District #83 Deputy and in that capacity coordinated a cancer research funding drive with the Masonic Lodge. He and his wife, Jean, represented Southern Ontario at the 1986 Knights of Columbus Convention in Minnesota. Jim served on the St. Thomas School Board in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Later, in the 1990’s, Jim served on the St. Thomas Church Building Committee. He was pleased to see the new church building completed in 2004. Jim found much inspiration as a Minister of Communion and coordinated worship ministries for many years under four succeeding priests in Waterdown. He served as a manager of a Hamilton company and later he was the sales manager and president of a small construction company. Jim strongly believed in, and embodied, the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Friends may visit with the family at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil for Jim at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. THOMAS the APOPSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 715 Centre Rd. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Waterdown. Reception to be held in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Church Building Fund, Parkinson’s and Arthritis’ Societies in which he was an active member for years. Please sign the Tribute Wall at kitchingsteepeandludwig.com
For more information about this obituary visit http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com.