James "Jim" Shields

James  "Jim" Shields, of Walkerton, passed away suddenly at his home in Walkerton on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.  He was 62.

Born in Toronto on March 8, 1961 to the late John and Molly Ann (nee Wilkin) Shields. Jim enjoyed working with the Municipality of Brockton as a Custodial Maintenance Worker for the last 38 years. Many will also know Jim from his days at TJ's Party Patrol as well as the Walkerton Sub Shop. He was a dedicated Fire Fighter with the Walkerton Fire Department and was even awarded the prestigeous Harvey Gunnis Award for the most Dedicated Firefighter. He was deeply respected by all his colleagues and will be missed immensely. He always had a good time and could put a smile on your face. He was a proud "Newfie" and was always up to share in a story (or two) along with the occasional beverage.

Survived by children Michael Shields (Lorraine Danton) of Elmwood, Steven Shields of Durham, and Kayla (Cody) Andersen of Elmwood. Proud Grandpa Jim of Nevaeh, Michael, Audrina, Hailey, Kasey and Maddy. Dear brother of Carol Verdonk of Paisley, Flora (John) Becker of Owen Sound, Dan (Brenda) Shields of Walkerton and Jackie Shields of Hanover. Jim was a great uncle and will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, step mom Ruth, brother Thomas in infancy and by his brother in law Herman Verdonk.

Family and friends are invited to visitation held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 2-4 & 6-8pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation with inurnment at a later date.

Memorial donations to the Walkerton Firefighters Association  would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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Public Condolences

I'm so sorry for your loss

- Catarina Clifford
January 8, 2024

I was shocked to hear that Jim had passed away.
It wasn't too many days ago I had what turned out to be my last chat with Jim outside the post office.
Always found something to recycle so we could talk about... whatever..
I will miss that.
Sincere condolences
Bill McDonald

- Bill McDonald
January 4, 2024

My sincere condolences to the family. A big loss. Jim could always put a smile on our faces. He had a heart of gold He will be missed by many. R.I.P. Heaven won't be the Same! Earth wiĺl be empty without you.

- Sheenah Locking
January 3, 2024

Sincere condolences to Mike, Steven, Kayla and the entire Shields family. Big hugs to Nevaeh, Michael, and Audrina on the sudden passing of their Grandpa.
Carolyn and Scott

- Carolyn and Scott Thibaudeau
January 2, 2024

To Jackie, Jim's Family, Friends & Co-workers,
Condolences to you.
A sudden passing is really hard, especially because Jim was so vibrant.
Jim was so darn funny. He will be remembered for his charm & humor.

January 2, 2024

Sorry for your loss Dan and my Condolence to all of the Sheilds families

- Dave Milner
January 2, 2024

Sorry for your loss Kayla. My condolences.

- Samson Singh
January 2, 2024

My condolences to Jim's family.I worked with Jim for the town and on the fire department, he was a pleasure to work with. RIP Jim

- Bill Bell
January 2, 2024

Thoughts and prayers with you Kayla and Cody and family.

- Marion Johnson
January 2, 2024

Heartfelt condolences. I pray that God gives you and family the strength to bear the loss.

January 2, 2024

Heartiest condolences to the family. I hope God gives strength to you and family to bear the loss.

January 2, 2024

My condolence to you and your family during this tough time.

- Nishant Arora
January 2, 2024

Heartiest Condolences to the family. May God give you and family the strength to bear the loss.

January 2, 2024

Kayla and Family,

Truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Wendy Hodgkinson

- Wendy Hodgkinson
January 2, 2024

Hi Kayla,
My sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. May his soul rest in peace and give you the strength to bear this loss.

- Sarabjeet Singh
January 2, 2024

Kayla I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


- Utsav Patel
January 2, 2024

Kayla & Family,

I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing and I am thinking of you at this very difficult time.


- Kara LaBlance
January 2, 2024

Sincere condolences for your loss

- Kathy Evans
January 1, 2024

Thoughts and prayers to Mike and the Shields family for your loss. Jim will be fondly missed and remembered by all who knew him💕💕

- Yvette miron
January 1, 2024

My deepest sympathy to jimmy's family. Will miss our chats. Sincerely L Jag.

- Larry Jagelewski
December 31, 2023

Mike and family My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Cathy Olson
December 31, 2023

My sincere condolences to Jim's family. Cherish the memories.Will miss our chats at the recycling depot, known Jim for a long time and had many a chat and laugh. RIP Jim

- Wally Halliday
December 31, 2023

To the Shields family. Please accept our sincere sympathy I served with Jim on the Walkerton Fire Department. I am glad to have know Jim and to have served with him. May he rest in peace.

Jerry and Jelen Kieffer

- Gerald and Helen Kieffer
December 30, 2023

Our condolences to Flora and John on the loss of a brother and brother-in-law. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Shields family.

- Brad & Barb Leifso
December 30, 2023

Jim served the municipality with diligence and honour. He will be missed .
Carl Kuhnke

- Carl Kuhnke
December 30, 2023

My condolences to the family i was a friend Rod

- rod simmons
December 30, 2023

Jim was a kind co-worker who could always put a smile on people's faces. He'll be missed.

- Paulette Peirol
December 29, 2023

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing I always enjoyed our time and conversations together.

- Darren neff
December 29, 2023

Our condolences to the whole family.

- Perry and Tracey McKnight
December 29, 2023

Jim was great guy, our condolences.
Related through Bruce and Margaret Wilkin

- Jeremy & Alyssa Schweyer
December 29, 2023

Oh my Jackie Mike and rest of the family I'm so sorry to hear this condolences from my family to urs

- Susan etsell
December 29, 2023

Kayla and Cody and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this very difficult time. Carl & Wendy Abbott

- Carl & Wendy Abbott
December 29, 2023

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