Peacefully, at Cawthra Gardens Long Term Care, on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the age of 90.
Beloved husband of Sidney for 67 years. Loving father of Julie McGrath and Laurie Romanica (Michael Uyeno).
Poppa will be missed by his grandchildren Jamie, Shawn (Ashna), Ryan (Emely), and Michael. Poppa was proud great-grandfather of Isabella, Kaleb, and Mackenzie.
James was an active and distinguished member of the Masons. He entered the Masons in 1974, and was Worshipful Master of Sunnylea Lodge #664, in 1982. He became District Deputy Grand Master of Toronto District 2 from 1985 to 1986. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite. Along with the Sunnylea Lodge, James also had membership in The Heritage Lodge #730, The Millennium Lodge, and Seven Star Lodge #285, in Alliston. James was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and was involved when he resided in Wasaga Beach. He was also a member with the Prime Time Club in Wasaga Beach.
James was actively involved in fundraising for The Alzheimer’s Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and frequently participated in the Poppy Day fundraising. He will be sadly missed.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Thursday, March 9, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 3 p.m.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Diabetes Canada or the Masonic Foundation.