James Peter (aka “J.P.” or “Jim”) MacDonald of Hanover, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Hanover and District Hospital in his 76th year.
Dearly missed by his beloved wife Eileen (Nee Russwurm, Dillon). Stepfather to Ron (Sherri) Dillon and Chad (Bridget) Dillon both of Walkerton. Proud step-grandfather of Kristen, Lauren, and Justin Dillon. Jim will also be missed by his sister Heather Marchildon of Tecumseh and brothers-in-law Murray Russwurm and Winston Riley both of Mildmay, as well as nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by brother-in-law Bernie Marchildon and sister-in-law Madeline Riley.
Jim grew up in Parry Sound and excelled in hockey, playing with well-known team members during his younger years. Golf and fishing were hobbies he enjoyed sharing with his grandchildren and buddies where you would often hear his famous chuckle. Jim worked in the financial field and was known as J.P. to his colleagues and friends, many of whom he kept in contact.
It was Jim's wish to have a quiet departure. At his request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jim's life will be held for family and friends at Jim and Eileen's home on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Jim's wish is for people to enjoy each other every day.
As expressions of sympathy donations to the Saugeen Hospice (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/saugeen-hospice-incorporated/) and the Hanover and District Hospital Foundation (https://www.hdhf.ca/donate-567678.html) would be appreciated.
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my Dad Jim. R.I.P Dad. Love Blair- Blair Macdoanld
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. Our sincere condolences.- Carol & Ken Zister
My sincere sympathy to Eileen, Ron and Chad and families- Mary Kupferschmidt
Sorry for your loss Eileen and your family- Randy and Vicki dickert
Sorry for your loss,thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.- Annita Rody
Eileen and family
We are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking and praying for all of you at this sad time.
Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.- Bonnie Walsh
My condolences on your loss. Lynne- Lynne Lerch
Eileen, we wish you peace and fond memories as you mourn Jim's passing. Catherine and Bill- Catherine and Bill
Eileen and family: Our heartfelt sympathy to you, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days ahead.
sorry to hear about Jim - our thoughts are with you and your family -Ken and Shirley Schaefer- ken and shirley schaefer
We were saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eileen and your family at this difficult time.- Bevan and Heather Weber
My most heartfelt sympathy to you at this sad time. Memories are the most
precious God given gifts and you will bless them many times
Eileen & Family
Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Brent & Donna
My sympathy Eileen,I worked for Jim in the Personal Loan Center at the Bank of Montreal for a number of years.He was always easy to work with and smiled all the time.Cherish the memories- Therese Litt
Dear Eileen and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers. May he RIP after his long battle
We are very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Sincere sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.- Richard and Sandy Ermel
Eileen & family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our warmest condolences. Take care. Bart & Anne Dirven- Bart & Anne Dirven
Thinking of you at this sad time.......wishing you comfort in the days to come.
Grace & Bruce Dahms
Eileen and Family So sorry to hear of Jim's passing Sending my condolences at this difficult time. Marilyn Bennett- Marilyn Bennett
Eileen and family My sincere condolences to all of you at this sad time. Time heals the heart and memories carry you through life. God Bless
Eileen and Family, we send you our condolences at this sad time in your lives.Jim is fondly remembered often, as we think of the times he was along with the guys fishing, and the stories he wrote about each fisherman. Hilarious, and lots of laughs.
Eugene & Edna
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Cherish the special moments and memories as they will bring you comfort in the coming days.
Bill & Brenda Meyer
Eileen and Family
We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
We send our love and deepest condolences to you all.
Lyle and Sharon
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our deepest sympathy Eileen and family- Dean and Betty
Dear Eileen sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May he rest in peace.. We send our sympathy to you and the family.. Hug's.
Ruth and Harry
Deepest sympathies to the entire family.- Betty Winters
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.- Rosemary Spring