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Clifton John (Sam) James

September 16, 1928July 25, 2020

JAMES, Clifton John (Sam) (Retired 40 year employee of General Motors Canada) Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Fairview Lodge, Whitby on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Taylor) of 69 years. Loving father to Paul (Beverly), Patricia Vierhout (Fred) and predeceased by daughter Brenda. Cherished grandfather of Garrett, Mackenzie, Jason, Kristin, Lindsey, Chrystal, Charyl and great grandfather of Liam, Lauren, Jacob, Hudson, Daxin, Jeren, Abigail and Jonas. Predeceased by his sisters Marion, Betty and Dorothy. Many thanks to the staff at Fairview Lodge-Whitby for their care and compassion. A private family service will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234). Donations to Parkinson Canada would be appreciated.


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Dorothy & Bruce Gagnon

August 4, 2020

Mrs James, Paul & family
We were sorry to hear of Mr James’s passing. Bruce has known him since childhood and I had the pleasure of getting to know him from his visits to our office. We always enjoyed his little stories and wry sense of humor.
Thinking about your family at this time
Bruce & Dorothy Gagnon

Anna Mitchell

August 2, 2020

Dear Joyce and family,
Our sincere sympathies. Sorry for your loss.
Got me thinking of the fun times we shared in our old neighbourhood and Sam's sense of humour and Joyce, how you liked a good laugh.
Sam was a great neighbour and friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ann & George Mitchell and family

Alison Rogers

July 31, 2020

I was so sorry to read of Sam's passing in the local newspaper. I enjoyed many a morning walk with Sam back in the 90's while living up near Durham College. I still remember him marching by my house every morning, like clockwork, in his black Adidas jogging suit. He, being the gentleman he was, always insisted that he walk closest to the road.
He got me through some tough times when my husband had bypass surgery and always had a sympathetic ear to lend. Although I hadn't seen Sam in a number of years, I did think of him often. My sincere sympathy to Joyce and the family at this difficult time.

Don McClennen

July 30, 2020

My condolences to Joyce and the rest of Sams family.. He was a treasured friend and neighbor on Greystone Crt. He will be remembered for his wit and humor and the many conversations we all had while visiting on the porch on Greystone. Rest in peace Sam.

Michelle Jones

July 30, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to Joyce and all the family. We lived across the road from Sam and Joyce on Greystone .
Beautiful people who I miss seeing on my daily walks with our dog Lilly who would always go to the front step to say hi.
Big hug to Joyce . Stay Safe!

Wayne and Isabel Ham

July 29, 2020

To Joyce and family we send our sincere condolences on Sam's passing. Many good times and heartfelt laughter were shared for so many years and will be remembered forever. Love to all. Wayne and Isabel.

Judy Melland-Smith

July 29, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. I think maybe Sam is visiting with Burt, having a game of cards.

Bob and Judy


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