James Sutherland Ambrose

April 17, 1930December 27, 2017

After a brief illness at Oshawa General Hospital on Dec. 27, 2017, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Vivian (Snider), his wife of 62 years, of Mitchell’s Corners, and his children Gayle (Todd Krowchuk) of Oshawa, Suzanne (Brian Atkinson) of Warkworth, Bob (Brenda Perry) of Courtice and Brent of Courtice; his 11 grandchildren including James (Tanya) of Brooklin and Holly Ambrose; Nicholas and Mark Ambrose of Whitby; Zack Krowchuk of Deep River and Kristin and Kaitlyn Krowchuk of Oshawa; Mason, Garett (Amber), Carrie and Tyler Atkinson, all of Warkworth, and one great-grandchild, Logan Ambrose. He is deeply missed by his brother Skip (Cheryl) Ambrose of Bobcaygeon and sister Margaret (Les) Fickling of Bridgenorth. Brother-in-law of Don Snider (Edna) of Belleville. He is pre-deceased by his dear brother Harry of Oshawa and his parents, Robert and Viola (Cooper) Ambrose of Oshawa. Jim was a proud 30 year employee of General Motors in the Oshawa truck plant’s industrial engineering department. He was a past vice president of 420 Wing RCAFA Oshawa, a long-time volunteer with Community Care and served on the board of stewards of Zion United Church at Mitchell’s Corners. Visitation will be held at COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway 2, Courtice, (905-432-8484) on Thursday, January 4 from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, January 5 from 12 p.m. until the time of service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Ebenezer Cemetery at a later date. On-line condolences can be placed at


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 5, 2018

  • Service of Rememberance

    Friday, January 5, 2018


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laura Mcadam

February 4, 2018

so sorry for your loss, there are no words at this time to express the sorrow one feels, I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.


Doreen Hawley

January 13, 2018

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May God strengthen you Vivian. We miss seeing you. God bless

January 5, 2018

What can we say? So sorry to hear of Jim's passing we have so many memories of Jim from Zion United church and church suppers, to being an important member of the original "Cider Crew" and most importantly a dear friend of our family. Our prayers are with Vivian and her family.

Garry,Lorraine ,Gord and Wanda

Derrick McCullough

January 4, 2018

Gayle and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Derrick and Karen McCullough

Fred Cambers

January 4, 2018

Sorry to hear if Jim's passing. He was a good friend and co worker at GMC.please accept our condolences.
Fred Cambers
Newcast, On

January 4, 2018

We write this note with such sadness but also with many happy memories. Jim was such a giving, kind man and we spent special times together - planning family reunions, a Toronto visit with wonderful shared activities and of course time together in Florida. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family, he will be missed by many.
Jean & Phil McAdam

Janice Burgess

January 4, 2018

Gayle and family: So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bruce McAdam

January 2, 2018

Dear Vivian and Family: Your McAdam cousins in the U.S. will miss Jim dearly. He brought good will and humor to all our get-togethers. Peace be with him and with you.


January 2, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was such a stalwart member of the church and community. We have fond memories of chatting with him. He always had a kind word to say.

Grace Mountenay

January 2, 2018

My deepest condolences to Vivian and the all the members of Jim's family. He always had a cheery hello when we saw each other at the 420 Wing. Hearing of Jim's death was a shock to me. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this time.