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James Gordon Whitton

James Gordon Whitton

Male 1935 - 2014  (78 years)

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  • Name James Gordon Whitton 
    Born 20 Oct 1935  Verdun, Montreal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Feb 2014  Westburn Manor, Mississauga, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21439  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father James Alexander Whitton,   b. 12 Jan 1902, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1963  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen Margaret O'Connell,   b. Abt 1900,   d. Bef 2014  (Age ~ 113 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Apr 1931  Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F8639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WHITTON, James Gordon
      "Jim", "Seamus" B.A., M.Sc. Ed
      Jim passed away peacefully on February 14th, 2014 at Westburn Manor, an extended care facility in Mississauga.
      Jim was born and raised in Verdun, Montreal, QC on October 20, 1935. He is survived by his wife Janice Ryan, his children; Trisha (Stephen), Tim (Maia), Kevin (Anne Marie), Erin, Séan (Tina), his grandchildren; Jason (Nicky), Alexa, Tomas, David, James (Claire), Jonathan, Kaila, Kieran, Jordan, Jessica and Mitchell, his great grandchildren; Chase, Cayden and Lylah, his sister Eileen (Rick) Cornell. He is pre-deceased by his mother and father, Helen "Nellie" (O'Connell) & James Whitton, and his brother, Donald Whitton (Susan), uncle to Jamie (Kelly), Ryan (Jody) and Meghan (Riley) Whitton. He will be dearly missed by family members, friends and former students.
      Jim started his career, a respected educator, as a principal at St. John Fisher Elementary School in Pointe Claire, QC then at St. Luke School in Dollard des Ormeaux, QC. In 1971, Jim published the Palm Basic Spelling Series which brought him enormous joy. From 1972-1977, he was a professor in the Education Department at McGill University. Jim moved his family to Ontario and worked as a Language Arts Coordinator with the Dufferin Peel School Board.
      Jim was formerly involved in several church groups including Cursillo and CCC. He was also a huge fan of the Montreal "Habs" Canadians and any other sport that was televised. He was a teacher, a poet, a music lover and an artist taking up painting after suffering a stroke in 1980.
      Thank you to the staff at Westburn Manor where Dad spent the last 4 years, he enjoyed his time there and had many admirers.
      Jim's door was always open and he had a greeting for anyone that walked by.