James Wallace Shannon

September 20, 1930December 2, 2012

James Wallace Shannon – September 20, 1930 to December 2, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Wallace Shannon. Jim was the dearly loved husband of Priscilla (Pat) for 63 years, loving father of Brian (Jo Anne), Lynne, and Robert, cherished grandfather of Tim (Joanne), Todd, Alex and Elise, step-grandfather of Rachael (Jay), Meagan (Javier), great-grandfather of Riley, step-great-grandfather of five, loved uncle to many nieces and nephews and father-in-law to Kathryn. He was pre-deceased by his brother Harry (Gladys). Survived by sisters-in-law Valery Rannells and Rose Horning. Born in Hamilton, Ont. to Edith and William, Jim served in the Reserve Army when still too young for active duty and later joined the Merritton Grenadiers marching band. He married his childhood sweetheart Priscilla and they came to St. Catharines in 1949. He started his working career in the automotive trade, becoming an agent for Canada Life Assurance at age 40. Jim enjoyed working in the financial industry for 41 years, retiring at age 81. With his positive attitude, Jim believed in service to others and with his warm personality his clients also considered him a friend. He was past President of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South, receiving the Paul Harris Fellow award, and was past President of Life Underwriters. Jim was also a life-long member of Westminster United Church. During their long and happy marriage, Jim and Priscilla enjoyed many years of travelling the world together as well as on their sailboat in Lake Ontario. Jim was diagnosed with cancer in Sept. 2006 and with a positive attitude, fought the good fight. He died peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital surrounded by family. Thank you to his caring doctors and nurses through both CCAC and the hospital.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St., (905-684-6346), St. Catharines. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, December 6, 2012

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December 11, 2012

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Shannon, and all her family, on the sad loss of her husand Jim.
Don. Gamble (St. Catharines/St. John's)

Julie Daxon

December 7, 2012

Jo Anne and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

December 6, 2012

I am sorry to hear the passing away of Jim.He was a wonderful person and will be missed by us all Our thoughts are with all members of the family in this difficult time.
Archana Kansra

December 6, 2012

Dear Pat,Jeanette and I have just returned from California and was deeply saddened to learn of Jim,s passing.We worked together for many years at Canada life and attended many conferrences together as you well know.Always a credit to his profession he will be sadly missed by all.Deepest condolences.Mac and Jeanette Phillips

Ali Sadr

December 6, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. May your special holiday memories help ease your grief this Christmas.

Brian & Annelisa Toews

December 6, 2012

Dear Jo Anne and Brian,
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. We wish you God's peace during this time.

December 5, 2012

Dear Lynne, Our condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Community Programs team

December 5, 2012

Lynne & The Shannon Family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful Da. He was an amazing loving man who begat a fabulous family. Da will be deeply missed by all who came to know him and his great sense of humour and his enormous love of life. I share your grief and will always be here for you sister.

With love and our deepest sympathy,
Pam & Gary Ludgate

Ray Rodriguez

December 5, 2012

Dear Pat, Lynne, Brian, Bob and families. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. I look back on very fond memories of a kind and welcoming man who raised a wonderful family and leaves behind a great legacy in you all. Sincere condolences.

Mary Ann Fischer

December 5, 2012

To Joanne and Brian, My deepest most heartfelt sympathy to you at this time. May GOD be with you and give you peace. Love from Mary Ann