James Gordon Whitton1935 - 2014 (78 years)
Name James Gordon Whitton Born 20 Oct 1935 Verdun, Montreal Gender Male Died 14 Feb 2014 Westburn Manor, Mississauga, Person ID I21439 Whitton Last Modified 22 Jun 2020
Father James Alexander Whitton, b. 12 Jan 1902, Quebec, Canada , 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 Family ID F3886 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Living Children 1. Living 2. Living 3. Living 4. Living 5. Living Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 Family ID F8639 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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.
- WHITTON, James Gordon