James John Garvock

June 10, 1919July 24, 2014

GARVOCK, James John (Retired 32 year employee of General Motors) Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Hillsdale Terraces on Thursday, July 24th, 2014. Born in Inchmirn, Loch Lomond, Scotland on June 10th, 1919. James served 5 years with the Queens Own Rifles in England, and was a member of the congregation and soldier of the Oshawa Salvation Army for 60 years. Devoted husband of Ruby for 70 years. Loving father of Ronald James (Michelle) and Ian Alexander “Sandy” (Sue). Cherished grandfather of Jason (Emily), Aaron (Brigitte), Chad (Heather) and Misty. Great grandfather of Abigail, Zach, Sophie, Miles and Hugh. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA SALVATION ARMY TEMPLE (570 Thornton Rd. N., Oshawa) on Wednesday, July 30th from 1:30 p.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Church at 2:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or the Oshawa Salvation Army. Arrangement entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234).


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 30, 2014

James John Garvock

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September 7, 2014

Dear Ruby,
I just want to express my condolences on the loss of Jim. While I only had the pleasure of knowing you both for a short time at the Terraces, you truly were a couple that made a lasting impression with your love for one another. May you find peace with your family,

Tarryn Fitzpatrick

August 12, 2014

Great man who will be missed by many!

Ingrid Stoll

August 7, 2014

Dear Ruby and Family: Our hearts go out to you at this time of loss. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you at this time. Much Love and fond memories from Ingrid Stoll & Barbara Keates and families. Your fellow quilters.

July 31, 2014

Janet Goldie
Dear aunt Ruby, having family that means so much is a blessing. I love you both so much and will always cherish the memories. Uncle Jim was as special as any man I've ever known, so caring, with the best hugs ever ! I'll miss him so very much but I'll always remember our cottage time and the wonderful stars that evening. Now when I look up at night when the stars are so bright I'll think of him looking down on us all.

Lynn Hooper

July 30, 2014

Ron,Sandy and families. Your Dad was one of the most gentlemanly gems I have ever known. He had the knack of making people feel happy just being in his presence. I hope in time, that happy memories of his life will replace some of the sadness you are presently feeling. My condolences to all, and in particular to your Mom at this very sad time.
I read of his passing just this evening in the Wednesday paper. Had I known in time, I would have personally paid my respects.
Lynn Hooper (Yule)

July 30, 2014

Dear Ruby and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a special person. His hugs and strong handshakes will not be forgotten. Thank you for being such a strong influence on Morgan's young life.
Wendi, Chad, Morgan and Alexandra.

Nancy and Kevin Thompson

July 30, 2014

Dear Ruby, Ron and Sandy. We were so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a fine Christian gentleman. I was so glad to have had that last visit with him two weeks ago. Ruby, you have lost a soul mate and a wonderful husband. Ron and Sandy, your father always prayed for you and was a wonderful example in every aspect of his life. So sorry we are unable to be with you at this time as we are travelling in the Southern US. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

July 29, 2014

Dear Ruby & family,
We're all mourning Jim's passing, but you most of all. He was such a fine gentleman of the old school, with a quiet dignity and a powerful faith. I will always remember his affectionate greetings and goodbyes. Rest in peace, dear Jim, for you have earned a very special place in God's paradise. My sincere condolences to Ruby and Ron, Sandy and families. God Bless, Margaret Illman

Donna Baydak

July 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you mourn the passing of Mr. Jim. He was a gentle soul and an amazing man. In the few short years I was blessed to know him, it was clear that he was a true messenger of God's word on this earth.
As the pain of physical loss eases, may you each feel his love live on in your hearts. His life was long and full and God has called His good and faithful servant home now for well deserved rest.

Heather Garvock

July 29, 2014

Dear Gramps,

I am so grateful to have shared 12 years with you. Always the gentleman, thoughtful and sweet, the perfect example of what a Grandpa truly is! I love you and I will miss you. Let's not say goodbye, just see you soon.

Love Always
(Lucky Granddaughter in law)