THORNHAM, James David

THORNHAM, James David

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of James David (Dave) Thornham.  Dave passed away on December 4, 2017 surrounded by family.  Dave leaves Nancy, his wife of 47 years, children Jamie (Sarah) and Suzanne (Sandy), grandchildren Claire, Neve, Abigail, and Jay and siblings Susan (Maureen), John (Joyce), and Pauline (George).

Dave was a kind and generous man who enjoyed road trips with Nancy in his Yukon and spent many happy summers on Sesekinika Lake. In recent years, Dave took much pleasure in volunteering with COPE Service Dogs and “dog-sitting” his newest best friend, Posh, the yellow lab.

Dave had many friends across Canada and the US because of his long and varied career in mining.  Dave will be missed by all the lives he touched.   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations may be made in his memory to COPE Service Dogs:, 75 Dyment Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 3H6, (705) 734-COPE (2673).   Messages of condolence can be left at

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