It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that the family announces that James passed away peacefully at the Dorothy Ley Hospice (Etobicoke, ON) on Monday, April 4, 2022 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Better known as Jim, he left an impression on all who met him, brightening people’s day with his cheery demeanor, constant smile and laughter. He was a kind and generous man who always wanted to help others out in any way he could and only ever saw the best in people.
Jim was an avid golfer & enjoyed many years of golfing with his family, friends & colleagues. Family was everything to him, and he loved us all so deeply and was unfailingly loyal. He was one-of-a-kind, a true original who always had his own unique perspective and did things his own way.
He was predeceased by his parents Lillian Shizue & John Izo; and his loving wives Miyoko (nee Nozuye) of 42 years & Jeannie Kazuko (nee Tsuruda) of 5 years. Dear father of Janis (Peter), Sandy (the late Vince Nichols), Craig (Orlana) & Darryl (Anna). Sadly and deeply missed by his siblings Janet (Terry) & Lyle (Lilly). He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Samantha (Matt), Victoria, James & Michael, along with his nieces & nephews, relatives & friends.
Visitation will be held at the Meadowvale Funeral Centre, 7732 Mavis Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5L5 on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4-8pm.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:30am.
For the burial of James’ ashes, a private ceremony with immediate family will be held at the Highland Funeral Home at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences and memories can be shared through www.mountpleasantgroup.com