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James Douglas Wharry

June 6, 1943September 8, 2020
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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of James Douglas Wharry age 78 on September 8, 2020. Douglas was born in Peterborough and attended Iowa State University before many enjoyable years at Crown Cork and Seal. He enjoyed hunting, riding his ATV, boating and spending time at the cottage on Lake Catchacoma with his friends, family and his beloved wife; his is survived by his wife Jane Anne Wharry (Comstock) with whom he was married for 53 years.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON L4G 6W8.

Please email LOC3162@dignitymemorial.com to reserve a spot for the Memorial Service ~ due to Covid-19 pre-registration and masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in James' memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Wharry family.


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    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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    Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Donald Moffett

September 19, 2020

I worked with Doug at Continental and Crown for many years.....a great guy with a wonderful sense of humour.
It was a pleasure to know him and he will be sorely missed.
Sincere sympathy to Jane and family.
Michele and Don Moffett

Deirdre Carson

September 18, 2020

My family and I are so saddened to learn about the death of Doug. He was a great neighbor, and friend, to the Carsons. He will be sorely missed. Know that Doug, and you, Jane, are both in our prayers.
Deirdre and Family

Bill & Joann Wilmot

September 17, 2020

Dear Jane
You and Doug have been the most amazing friends, we will miss Dougs
always smiling face, his crazy jokes and the many times we spent together..
You and I could never understand how the boys could continually beat us at euchre.
Just know that we will be here for you.

Sherrill O'Neil (Lynn)

September 16, 2020

I worked with Doug for many years at Continental Can and ultimately at Crown Cork & Seal. He was a great manager to many and a lot of fun and joy to be around. I have many fond memories of those days as do so many of us who worked at CCC and/or CCS. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jane and all the family at this time of great loss. Doug will certainly be missed.

Conrad/Brennan Lanouette

September 15, 2020

So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We have done tree work for Doug since our business started 11 years ago . Doug had some great conversations with our dad who passed away seven years ago this month. Doug always joking with us, gave us a nice lunch now and then, always had great stories to tell us .
He will be missed. Drove by the cottage yesterday and saw the for sale sign.

Eva & Jay Adams

September 14, 2020

Jane, Eva and I were saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. Playing golf with Doug in past years was always a pleasure and when he stopped playing in the Men’s League, he was truly missed by the members. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Eva & Jay Adams.

Allen Pearson

September 13, 2020

Dear Jane.
I am so sorry to read about Doug's passing.
Our friendship goes back more than 60 years ago in Peterborough where we went to Kenner. C. V. I. and 'cruised' George St. on a regular basis in his dad's black 1961 Buick.
I always thought is was a bit of a coincidence that his folks would buy a cottage on the lake that had an island (Comstock Is.) that belonged to his future wife's family and on that same lake my grandfather operated a small resort called 'Pearson's Landing.'
Doug's inherited his story and joke telling ability from his dad 'Big Jim' and his pleasant demeanor from his mom Agnes.
Our formative years we spent together seems like it was just yesterday.
Rest in peace my old friend!

Allen Pearson

Eileen and Bill Hill

September 13, 2020

Dear Jane;

We are so very sorry to hear of Doug`s passing. He was a lovely man and admired by many. We will miss seeing both of you enjoying your cottage porch. The lake will not be the same with out Doug and You. Your cottage will always be remembered as The Wharrys. Take time to rest and heal Jane, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Eileen and Bill Hill

Susan Garner Bradley

September 13, 2020

Dear Jane

We were so sorry to read about Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jim was a kind soul and had a wonderful smile. It was nice to meet up with you and Jim when we lived in Ballentrae.

Susan and Jack Bradley

Janet Austen

September 13, 2020

Dear Jane & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories - visits to your lovely cottage with good friends, many dinners together, playing euchre, canasta, going to St. Lawrence Market on Christmas Eve Day, New Year's Eve parties and Doug would blow his Long Horn at midnight. Walter & Doug having a cookie bake off on one Christmas Eve, Walter burnt his cookies and Doug came over with his cookies and said he could smell the smoke from Walter's cookies across the street. Many happy times. Thinking of you Jane. Love Janet Austen


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