24073 DaughartyDAUGHARTY, James Edward Humphrey…

Entered final rest after a courageous 25-year battle against non-Hodgkin lymphoma and renal failure, with his wife by his side at Victoria Hospital (LHSC) London, ON, Monday, January 21st, 2013. James Daugharty in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Virginia. Loving father of Sarah (Emerson Lackey) and Chelsey. Dear brother of Kim Wickens, John (Sue Lennon – deceased) Daugharty, Jane (John) Lucas and Susannah Daugharty. Fun-loving uncle of nieces and nephews John, James, Elizabeth and Laura and adored by an abundance of friends. Jim was a grounded, genuine and loyal man who found happiness easily, for he valued the simple things:  family, friendship, spontaneous fun and his hobby farm. He loved his farm! In his youth he rode horses bareback in the fields, and in later years, enjoyed weekends and farm parties with loved ones.  A natural athlete, Jim played varsity basketball at Wilfrid Laurier University. Overcoming incredible odds, he married the love of his life, traveled often, saw his daughters through many milestones and maintained beautiful friendships. Although quiet, he stood strong in his principles and opinions. Jim courageously faced life’s challenges with dignity and humour and exhausted every avenue to beat the cancer. His commitment to live life to the fullest was awe-inspiring, and a testament to his beautiful character. Family and friends will celebrate his life for years to come. Jim’s family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff at LHSC and London Regional Cancer Program for their compassion and exceptional care, Dr. Xenocostas, Susannah Daugharty for her benevolent stem cell donation and all those who have supported us along the way – we couldn’t have gotten through this without you!  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home (60 Ridout Street South), at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at the Highland Country Club (1922 Highland Heights). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the London Regional Cancer Program at the London Health Sciences Centre (747 Baseline Road East, London, ON N6C 2R6), or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southwestern Ontario Chapter (379 Dundas Street, Suite 119, London, ON N6B 1V5). Online condolences, memories and photographs may be shared at www.amgfh.com

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