James Leonard McGravey

March 24, 1964December 22, 2012
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McGRAVEY, James Leonard Passed away in his 48th year, after a lifetime battle with heart disease. Beloved little brother to Debra (Robin) Michael (Catherine), Robert (Lynn) and favourite Uncle to Matthew, Holly, Ryder and Reine. Cousin and best friend to Kim. James will be missed by many friends. A celebration of James life will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on January 5th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Little People of British Columbia or Adult Congenital Heart Clinic at Toronto General Hospital would be appreciated.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2013

James Leonard McGravey

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Mike Holden

April 5, 2013

My condolences to the McGravey family, especially to Robert, who always looked out for Jamie way back in the old neighbourhood.

Sunita Reddy

January 6, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the McGravey family. I knew James from the TSE we worked together on Post 6, and he was nice enough to sell me a few games of his leafs season tickets in the greys at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was a pleasure to work with and so calm in the craziness of the floor. RIP James....

Susan Dunn

January 3, 2013

Jamie came to the Dunn Family Christmas parties on many occasions . However, one of my favourite memories of Jamie was when I met him at the movie theatre. It was close to the Academy Awards and I got off work early so I could see one of the best picture nominees. There were four people in the theatre. When I sat down, there was Jamie sitting in the aisle in front of me. He told me that he always tried to see all of the best picture nominees before the awards. It's a tradition I have tried to follow. Jamie and I had a fun time that day. To the McGravey family, the Dunns are deeply saddened by your loss. Jamie was a great guy who we were very fond of. Unfortunately I can't make it to the memorial but you will be in my thoughts. Susan Dunn and family

Susan and Robert Deavitt

January 3, 2013

always rooted for his beloved leafs and we always rooted for sweet James. He always smiled, laughed and enjoyed the small blessings God gave him. We will think of him often smile and appreciate more what we have been given.Thank you for being in our lives Jamie

Bob & Barb Barclay

January 2, 2013

We were saddened to hear of James' passing. He exhibited tremendous strength and courage in battling his ailment for so long. May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy in your loss.

Heather Gustar

January 2, 2013

James was always so mild mannered and easy going which were very positive traits to have while working on the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. But also and more importantly they added to his very kind personality. I never thought I would not have the chance to enjoy his company again. I will miss him dearly.

Terri Ackers

December 29, 2012

James was such a special guy. I was privileged to work with him for so many years on the Trading Floor. His positive nature and beautiful soul was evident and enjoyed by all who knew him. Thank you James, you touched everyone's life in such an amazing way! Rest in peace my friend!! xo

Joanne Parkes-Brackett

December 25, 2012

Meeting James inclusive with working with him (The Toronto Stock Exchange) was a pleasure. He was a joy to be around at all times! I will miss him, my heart breaks with the sadness I feel, the emptiness. My tears are of sadness and joy.

James I will never forget you my special friend.

In loving memory.

Brian Gurden

December 24, 2012

It was my privilege to work with James over many years on the floor of the TSE. He possessed a dry sense of humor, and a conviction that things would 'turn out alright'. Especially for his hockey Leafs. If there were times when he felt poorly, he kept it a closely guarded secret. Our lives were enriched by his brief presence.

Lynn McGravey

December 24, 2012

What a special man. I'm glad that we honoured him with Ryder's name. The kids always looked forward to his visits out west. I'm grateful that they will always have wonderful memories of Unka Jamie. For someone whose heart didn't work properly he sure knew how show and inspire love. You will be sorely missed James.