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T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Russell Levitt

July 12, 1949March 2, 2020

Jim was born in Galt in 1949 and passed away on March 2, 2020 at Innisfree House in Kitchener.

He is survived by his wife Karen (nee Diamond), his sons Jeremy (Belinda) and Joshua, granddaughters Chloe and Rowan, sister Patricia Hack, brother David and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents William and Jean Levitt.

Jim was a loving and devoted husband; a proud supportive father; adoring grandfather and a loyal friend, always ready to lend a helping hand or a wrench. He was an avid (if not always lucky) fisherman who spent many happy summers boating with family and friends. Jim was a gentle man, kind and considerate of others. He was always ready to shun pike, follow butter tart trails, attend local festivals and host progressive euchre parties. Those who knew him best are heartbroken with losing him.

A special thanks to LIHN services who provided such amazing support and personnel and the staff at Innisfree House who cared for and comforted Jim in his final days and hours.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Thursday, March 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Innisfree House.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Gathering Thursday, March 5, 2020

Memories

James "Jim" Russell Levitt

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Lynn Gillard

March 4, 2020

Once when Aunt Karen and Uncle Jim came to our cottage we had a rib cook off. We told everyone that Jim was a professional rib judge from Cambridge. All of our neighbours and friends were totally convinced. Everyone gathered around Jim to hear what he thought of their ribs. He cleansed his palate with a sip of water between bites, licked his fingers and wiped his mouth with his napkin. Very seriously he rendered his verdict as people waited to hear what he thought. One of our older neighbours went up to Jim afterwards, leaned over and said “so what do you think I should do to make my ribs taste better?” We always laugh when we remember the rib competition. We had a lot of fun when Jim and Karen came for a visit. We loved his sense of humour and he was a very kind hearted man. We will miss him.
Love Lynn and Fred

Cathy Ross

March 4, 2020

Karen and family,
I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing today.
I have so many fond memories of Jim from Skeleton Lake and scuba diving at Devils Face and the many trips boating on the Trent Waterway.
I know he will be missed.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Cathy Ross
Severn Bridge

Kim Wakeford

March 4, 2020

Dear Jim,
As I sit here sifting through my find memories of you, I am smiling through my tears. The fun weekend I spent on your boat. The private tours of your gorgeous garden. The advice regarding my car. The beautiful job you did vacuuming whenever I came to visit. Your amazing sense of humour. But always, always, when I turned up on your doorstep, I knew there would be your enthusiastic greeting and your big welcoming hug and kiss. Which is what you told me the last time we spoke. You reminded me to come on in so you could give me a hug and a kiss. I will have to wait a while now til the next time. Until then, Jim, rest in peace.

Sharon and Roger Galley

March 3, 2020

Boating in the Kawarthas was a love of Jim’s. He was very proud of his boating prowess and enjoyed having guests join him and Karen on their excursions which were filled with sunshine, reminiscences and laughter. Conquering the locks was a heartfelt challenge. We will miss his quiet demeanour and hospitality.
Sharon and Roger Galley