Jim passed away peacefully at age 78 on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Scarborough General Hospital. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Jim was born and raised in Toronto and was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Lena (nee Davis) Rosenthal. He leaves behind his spouse Rema Nestereiczyk, former spouses Joanne Gwynne and Patricia O’Neill, daughter Suzanne Rosenthal, son James Rosenthal (Colleen McGill), son Patrick Rosenthal (Jessica Rapley-Hartley), twelve grandchildren, sister Carol Murphy, sister Jane Watters and brother-in-law Brian Watters, two nieces and four nephews as well as numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Jim was a chartered accountant by profession but also worked in commercial real estate sales and in the early 1980’s owned and ran a successful bar/restaurant, Madcaps, on Queen St. W. in Toronto. Jim cared deeply about social justice and was an avid reader. He was known for his warmth and hospitality, his wonderful sense of humor, and his love of music and sports. He had a special rapport with children and young people. He was a gifted athlete in his youth and volunteered as a coach for the Scarborough Sabres in his later years. He travelled widely in his beloved Caribbean and Mexico and lived for a time in the Dominican Republic in the 1980’s. Vermont, the Berkshires, Maine, Montreal, New York City and Paris also held a special place in his heart. Cremation has taken place. On Sunday November 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., the family will receive relatives and friends at Pine Hills Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough followed by a memorial service and reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, Scarborough Health Network Foundation, Unicef Canada or the social justice cause of your choice.