Jim passed away peacefully at home on January 4th, 2019 at the age of 87. He was born in North Gower, Ontario and is predeceased by his wife Merle Blair and sister Mary Blair. Jim is survived, loved and remembered by his daughter Janet Blair, son Douglas Blair (Kim), granddaughter Lauren Wasyluk (Mike), grandson Michael Blair, great-granddaughter Waverley Wasyluk, brothers Donald and David Blair, sister Martha Blair, sisters-in-law Florence Caird (Dale), Judy Decker (Allan), Nancy Greer (Barry), his partner of many years Gloria Chute and her children Vickie Green, Fraser Chute (Cecile), Marilyn Chute (Bill) and grandchildren Jennifer and Kevin Green (Hilary), special friend June Hamlin and many friends in the community.
Jim was a mathematics teacher in London and Ingersoll as well as a world traveller and avid photographer, combining those passions on many trips. He was an active member and dedicated volunteer for decades with Metropolitan United Church, L’Arche London, Kiwanis, London Health Sciences Centre and the London Camera Club.
A celebration of his life will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street, London, ON N6A 3P8 at 1 pm on Thursday, January 10th, 2019. In accordance with Jim’s wishes cremation has taken place and internment at the family plot in Kars, Ontario will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jim’s memory to L’Arche London, 4448 Colonel Talbot Road, London, ON N6P 1B6 or Metropolitan United Church. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com