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Jessel "Jim" Massey

March 4, 1947November 8, 2020
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Jessel “Jim” Massey passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the age of 73.

Jim’s family is eternally grateful for everything he did for them, and everything he taught them, from cars to life to how to be a good person. They appreciated all his love, support, advice, and the way he would never let them give up when things got tough. Jim always pushed you to be the best you could be. Jim’s family will miss all the stories he told about the good ol’ days, growing up with his cousins and friends. Jim loved to work on cars, hang out in the garage and talk about life. He would give you the shirt off his back, and always helped anyone he could. Jim could fix literally anything you gave him and he loved it. Watching him take something apart and fix it was an awesome sight. He was loving, hardworking, always had a smile on his face, and never complained about anything. Jim was an incredible husband to his beloved wife Molly Massey, and the best dad in the world to his children Jennifer Massey and Justin Massey. He will be missed by so many more extended family members and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Iris Massey. A Visitation will be held at Barthel Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited, so please call the funeral home at 519-653-3251 to reserve your 20-minute time-block during which you may attend the visitation. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Clement’s RC Church by the family’s invitation only. Interment will follow at Parklawn Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, November 13, 2020

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  • Burial

    Friday, November 13, 2020

Memories

Jessel "Jim" Massey

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Ed Daniel

November 15, 2020

Met in the 50's; Inseparable "langoti-yaar" till I moved to Canada in 1969....and then I brought him over in 1971
We used to get clothes stitched from same fabric and plan and wear matching clothes all the time.
There was a rare model or make of motorcycle (or any other gadget) that we could NOT fix.....in the days of lacking spare parts and supply sources, back home.
Jim Massey and his dad, could patiently cut old picture postcards and make the most intricate shaped gaskets.

Our hands always smelled off kerosene or gasoline as we both were always into it, neck deep....AND WE LOVED IT.
Every time I pump gas and some spills out, I think of those good old days.

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Emmanuel Sohanlal

November 10, 2020

Jimmy and I lived next door to each other and as teenagers growing up at Christian colony, Karol Bagh New Delhi we had great fun together. He was like my younger brother.
We traveled together on my Vespa scooter around north India and developed a special brotherly bond with each other.
He will be missed very much.
Rest in peace my brother until we meet again.
Emmu Sohanlal

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