James Ainscough

August 7, 1927September 11, 2011

James was born in Wallasey, England and during World War II, he proudly served with the 6th Battalion British Parachute Regiment. In 1953 he immigrated to Canada with his wife, and children. Known for his courageous strength of character, sense of adventure, infectious laugh, warmest smile, unmatched sense of humor and a generosity that will be remembered by all who knew him. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and more. His family loved him dearly, and he will be missed and remembered by them always. James is survived by his wife Iris, his life- long love for more than 65 years, his four children, grandchildren , one great grandson, his sister and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. A paratrooper to the end, may he have a soft landing in heaven


  • Visitation Friday, September 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 17, 2011

James Ainscough

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July 25, 2012

My Dad, James Ainscough, passed awway today, September 9, 2011.

So proud to be his son

Loved and respected by all

Great husband, father, brother, grandfather etc

A paratrooper to the end

Now a soft landing in heaven Dad

Love Colin


July 25, 2012

Rest In Peace-Nono Jim,

You were the best grandfather anyone could have ever imagined. I will never forget our walks on the beach, learning how to swim and ride a bike with you, being your assistant wood shop helper, gardener, food taster, Santa Claus helper, Wine Maker, Navigator on trips, and snowman builder. Sitting on your lap while cutting the grass on the lawnmower, all the rides to school every day (even though I was always late and that was your pet peeve :), watching plays, watching musicals, singing, standing on your feet and learning to waltz. You are the strongest person I have ever met and I love you so much. You will alwyas be remembered a an amazing father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, carpenter, winemaker, teacher, paratrooper and so much more. Love Jocelyn


July 25, 2012

To him making me feel so welcome when we visited from England, and him saying "God dam it Iris" on numerous occasions. We will miss him, his sense of humour and will love him forever. Love Rosemarie XXX

July 25, 2012

When I was 7 years old you made me a sewing box. You were such fun to be with, always joking with me. The best saying was "if you're not ready, I am going without you!" and you meant it. Love for brother-in-law always. Doris XXX

July 25, 2012


Whenever Al and I are faced with a problem, we always ask ourselves,
"What would Jim do?" The answer is usually - just go for it. His sense of humour, adventurous spirit, courage, creativity, and 'can do' attitude insires us every day to never give up and to keep trying. Dad's zest for living shows in the many pictures taken of him, by the seaside, all over the world. The joyful smile and love that showed in his eyes will stay in our hearts forever. Auf Weidersehen, Brenda, Al, and Meaghan


July 25, 2012

Dearest Jim

Thank you for the 64 years of love, devotion and happiness. Every day of our life together was an adventure.

You were a wonderful husband and a loving, caring father to our children.

Our grandchildren will always have loving thoughts in their hearts for a very special "Nonno Jim". You leave them with an exemplary legacy on how to be a loving, caring, responsible person. Always remembering that life is an adventure to enjoy and appreciate.

In the last eight years, in your struggle with your health, you never complained. You were so brave, you showed your strength of caracter and courage.

We were blessed to share this journey of life together. I miss you so deeply. Whenever I walk in our garden, or along a shoreline, I can feel you there with me. I will love you forever but know that one day we will be together again.

Yours forever, Iris

Janise Ainscough

September 27, 2011

Thinking of you today with a lot of love Dad, Missing you. Love from your daughter, Janise.

September 20, 2011

Dear unlce Jim, you will be sadly missed even though we only visited once you, Iris and the family made us feel very welcomed. Always in our thoughts, love Adele, Dave and Sam. xx

Doris Poulson

September 19, 2011

Thinking of you always,will never forget you, my favorite brother- in- law.Love Doris

Sayuri Narita

September 18, 2011

Thank you for giving me beautiful moment with you and Ainscoughs in Canada. I will never forget your joke, smile,eyebrow, and big heart.