Obituaries

Condolences

James "Jim" Aitkin
(Nov 25, 1942 - Mar 13, 2012)

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family at this time of loss. I can remember playing with Chris and Paul many time when I would visit my grandparents who lived next door. - RUSSANDELA


Joyce & family - just wanted to express condolences to you - we were away in Florida when we heard about the loss of Jim. He was a great guy, always took the time to say Hello and chat. - PAUL & JANET (ARCHER) BARNARD


Shocked to read the sad news in the Review. Although I knew Jim from decades ago through the "Morgan connection", I was reintroduced a few years back when he helped our daughter Jen. Jim & I had a chance to chat a number of times then and his candid, honest approach to life made me respect an old friend even more. Classy people have that impact. Our prayers are with those he left behind. - BILL DODDS


We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Aitkin. Jim and his employees always went over and above the call in providing pumping services and advice for us at our home in Flamborough.
Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and employees. - DAVE AND DONNA MCRAE


I was saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was a gentleman who offered kindness, support and encouragement in the life of St. James United Church. - TOM FERNS


My sincere condolences,to Jim's family.My Dad always thought so highly of him. He will be missed,R.I.P. - BONNIE LAW


Like many people in our neighborhood, we have known Jim for many years with the service he provided....Such a pleasant and friendly man....we are so sorry to hear of his passing. We want the family to know that we
send our sincere sympathy... - BRYAN AND NORA BURNSIDE


I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss our many telephone conversations and his charming wit. He will be greatly missed. - SANDRA CLELAND (SEPTIGUARD)


Due to being out of town we did not know till Monday evening. Our thoughts are with you. Jim was a person that you enjoyed being around and will be missed by all. - BILL AND PENNY CARSON


My dad always said that Jim was the absolute best boss he has ever worked for. He said Jim was always respectful of his kind gestures,him being caring, considerate and genuine. All of which make for a gentleman.
I too will never forget our "auto talks" - ERIC HOPKINS


I have many happy memories of Jim and his shenanigans from the days I worked at the Town of Flamborough. He always wore that lovely smile on his face and whenever I've seen him since around town, he always took the time to smile and say hello. He was such a lovely person and will truly be missed by his Flamborough community and friends. My deepest sympathy to the family. Joan - JOAN BRAITHWAITE


Great man!
Will miss your smile and optimism Jim - JEFF HEALEY


God Bless you Jim and your family. His wonderful outlook and wit will be sadly missed - MARCO CAMPISANO-CITY OF HAMILTON WATER AND WASTEWATER


Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time. - ROY AND SANDY MARKLE


Dear Joyce and Family
This is very sad news. Jim's sudden passing leaves many of us with heavy hearts. We are better for knowing him, his passion for our community and support of local business. I always appreciated his opinion and wise counsel on many issues - he will be missed. - JUDI & JEFF PARTRIDGE


Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you Joyce, Chris and Paul. Jim was and always will be our friend. He will always be remembered in our hearts for his compassion, willingness to lend a hand, sense of humour, dock side chats, positive attitude and love for life. We already miss our buddy Jimmy! I'm sure he's got a dock side seat and watching every sunrise and sunset. Love Randy, Kim and Brittany - RANDY & KIM KINAT


Our sincere sympathy to the family, our thoughts are with you.We have some good memories. - DON AND LORRAINE KELLOWAY


Joyce, Paul and Chris...our hearts are with you during this sad time. We treasure our memories at the Robbins cottage with Jim and all of you. All of you are in our prayers today. - EUGENE AND LORRAINE PELRINE


We remember an incredibly friendly, kind and helpful cousin. We"ll miss your good nature and humor. - TOM AND CATHY MORRIS


With our deepest condolences to the family. - BOB HAMILTON & FAMILY


Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May your hearts be filled with many treasured memories. - JIM AND KAREN CHAMBERS


I extend our deepest sympathy and codolences on behalf of myself and my firm. I have known Jim and acted as his accountant for 35 years and I will always cherish our meetings and dealings together. I will miss him dearly. - TERRY GREEN


Please know you have the support and caring of so many of Jim's friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim will be hard to forget, he put so much love and thought into this community, he will surely be missed. J0yce, Chris and Paul, no one else can take away your grief, but we want you to know that the loving thoughts of others will always be with you.
He was a very special friend.
We wish you comfort at this sad time, I feel you pain.
Love Margaret and Family. - MARGARET ROBERTSON


Our deepest condolences in the loss of a dear husband and father. - PAUL & SHARON ALDERSON


Our sincere condolences to Joyce and the family.

Jim will be missed. It was always a pleasure to have our paths cross at the cottage marina. We very much enjoyed Jim's dynamic and positive personality. - JOYCE AND BILL HARGRAVE


Dear Joyce and Family.
Neil and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. There are really no words to fill the sadness you feel, but please know you are in our thoughts. We would so like to see you when we return from AZ, sending you love and hugs..Pam and Neil xoxo - PAM NESBITT AND NEIL BULLOCK


We were just looking at a picture of Jim and Sharon King when they won the driving Rodeo. He looks about sixteen.
Jim will be missed by all who knew him, he was a good guy. - STAN KONDRAT


Nine Mile Lake has lost it's 'Harbor Master'. Moon Bay will not be the same without our dock-side chats with Jim and Joyce.

We are deeply sorry for a loss we all feel. Jim touched us this summer especially as Dan was not doing well and he encouraged us to get help. I so wanted Jim to see how well Dan is doing now.

Joyce, Chris and Paul, our thoughts and prays are with you. - DAN AND CAROL LILLYCROPP


Dear Joyce and family. Ron and I were informed of Jim's passing on Wednesday, We are in Florida until the middle of
April and will not be able to attend the services at the funeral home. We are sending you our love. Jan and Ron - JAN AND RON HOUNSOME


He will be forever missed. We are so sorry for your loss. - GLEN & DONNA ALDERSON


Dear Joyce, Chris and Paul:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When we lose someone we dearly love, it seems like time stands still. May God give you and your family peace in the midst of this storm. God bless. - FRED AND MARILYN GRAY


our most sincere condolences to all family and friends. - KEN WHEATON AND JENN MCCLUMG


Dear Joyce, Paul and Chris...

My sincere sympathy to you and your families.
I treasure many happy memories of Jim.

Respectfully
Melanie - MELANIE ROUNG


With our deepest sympathy in the loss of a dear husband and father. - BARRY AND ARLENE MUNRO


Sending our Love to Joyce, Chris & Paul. Uncle Jimmy was one of a kind. Words cannot describe this kind of loss. Please know we are sending love and best wishes your way. - SARAH E. OLIVER, SAMUEL O. MARTIN, ERIC MARTIN


Our thoughts are with your family at this very sad time. - ROB & IRENE HARRISON


May we express our sorrow in Jim's passing---we are so happy that we went to our "High School" Reunion,last time. We got to talk to him and laugh with him---he certainly will be missed, especially by Joyce.His story is so full of wonderful times, hard work, dedications and love. "God Bless",our friend "Jim"in our hearts and minds Boyd and Jane Hoddinott - BOYD AND JANE HODDINOTT


Our sincere sympathy - DOUG ROBINSON, SCOTT ROBINSON - UNIT PRECAST BRESLAU LIMITED


My deepest sympathies to all of you at this very sad time. Jim was a wonderful man, with a welcoming smile, a loving heart and always the time to discuss community issues and politics. He will be missed by many. - ANNE WINNING


So sad to hear of Jim's passing. He will be greatly missed by his Nine Mile Lake Friends. Our hearts and prayers go out to Joyce, Paul and Chris. - JOHN AND TRISH PIGGOTT


Our hearts go out to Joyce, Chris and Paul during this terribly difficult time. It has been many years since I have had the pleasure of seeing Jim but will never forget walking across Centre Road to hang out at Chris and Paul's with TJ and Janice. The best of times!!!! Love Jennifer and Dave. - JENNIFER AND DAVE COWAN


We are very sorry to hear about Jim,please accept our deepest sympathies. - GEORGE COPP , GEORGE JR.&NICOLE COPP


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Aitkin family & friends in this time of need. Jim was so well liked by everyone. It was always a pleasure to talk to him & see his bright smile every time we'd bump into him. He was truly passionate about his work and we know his legacy will live on. Ours hearts are with you.

Melissa, Jens, Adam, Richard, Andrew, Tyler & Dave. - PUMP STATIONS CREW


We were stunned to hear about the passing of Jim. We remember, well, the visit you paid us in Vancouver, Joyce, and the wonderful evening we spent together. Jim was a great man who was very dedicated to his family and his industry. I had the good fortune of working closely with him on the CSA Septic Tank Standards committee, where he served as Chairman, and I was his Vice Chairman. He did everything he could to improve his industry. He is going to be greatly missed by all who knew him, and I will miss his fiendship and wisdom. - PAT AND MEL MARSHALL


Our thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time. - PAUL KNISLEY & PEGGY RAYNER


We are thinking of you during this difficult time, Jim will always be as close as a memory. - MIKE & ELAINE CLARK


sorry to hear of your lost - LARRY HANIGAN


My deepest condolences to the family at this sad time - PAUL THOMSON


To Paul and Chris,
Sorry to hear about your loss to you guys and your mom. My thougths are with you. - TONI BROWNING (WERNAART)


Joyce, Chris and Paul
We lost a great friend this week. Jim has been a pillar of support during all the years we have been friends. From understanding words when we were newlyweds, then when we were new parents to a story or a joke about teenagers to years of good business advice. We will miss him. With sincere sympathy, love Randy, Wendy, Lisa, Callie & Katie. - RANDY WENDY LISA CALLIE KATIE HUNT


My thoughts are with all of the Aitken family at his time. Jim was an amazing man. He will be forever missed. - TOM CERS


My Condolences to the entire Aitkin Family - D'ARCY SMITH


Our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Sue - BRIAN DAVIS AND SUE STINSON


So sorry for your loss.Jim was a great man. - ROB WERNAART


Dear Joyce,Paul and Chris
We were very saddened when we read Jim's death notice.We worked many years in the Scouting movement with Jim.You could always rely on him to never say no. - BRIAN AND BERYL COLLING


Heartfelt condolences to Joyce and Paul & Chris. We hope you can hold on to the thought that a life lived as Jim did with so much love and achievement never really ends but will stay in your hearts & minds forever. We, and all of Nine Mile Lake, will miss Jim. - GILL & DAVID KNOX


Joyce, Chris and Paul- we are deeply saddened to lose this light in our lives. You too must be feeling the darkness. We hope all your happy memories will shine though with time.
We are unable to come to the service but our thoughts and care are with you all.
We will call you to talk.
Love Bob and Sherryl - SHERRYL AND BOB SMITH


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was my cousins' cousin, my brothers partner and a wonderful school mate. I am sorry I didn't get to see more of him. - ALLISTER KLODT


Our thoughts and prayers are with your famliy. - ROGERS, BRAD AND LAURA, VERNON AND MARGARET


We can't pick our family, but if we could we wouldn't want to pick any one else. What a great cousin and certainly a very good friend. Love you lots. - JAYNE AND WAYNE TULLOCH


We were very sorry to hear about Jim. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with the family, Joyce, Paul and Chris.
Betts Family, PEI - DEBBIE AND GARY BETTS


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this
time of your loss. Betty and I will miss his
smiling face and chit/chats during his shopping
at WEEKS.
Betty & Don Foster - DON AND BETTY FOSTER


Some people seem to specialize in doing thoughtful deeds. Before you asked, Jim understood your problems and your needs. He helped because he wanted to, he found joy in being kind, and making others happy was the first thing on his mind. Jim made the world a better place by practicing the art of reaching out to others and by giving...from his heart. My fond wishes and deep sympathy to you and your family. - CHARLENE SELESNICK


Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a fabulous man and kind person. We will miss him. - DAVID & MARGARET MILLER


We first met Jim and Joyce, fellow Canadian travellers, in Fountain Hills AZ and renewed our friendship every year thereafter.
They holidayed near us and many happy hours were spent visiting, or at dinner or talking around the pool.
In the morning and evening they were frequent walkers around the Fountain Park enjoying the cooler air.
We will miss our friend Jim. - JACK & MARY DUPUIS


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. - JEREMY AND PATRICIA BUTTENHAM


My sympathies to the family. Jim was very knowledgeable in his field, and a gentleman, and a great help when we first bought our home. He went above and beyond! - ROSALYN VANDERBOOM


Jim was a very special person - a raconteur, an optimist, a charmer, a wonderful husband, father and friend. He would lend an idea and a helping hand to anything - and loved a 'project'. I will miss him in so many ways - as will so many others. I will especially miss waving to him sitting in the early morning sunshine on the end of his dock with his coffee. A very special person; a very poignant loss. Love Bev - BEV SMITH


Dear Joyce,Paul,and Chris
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your dear husband and father.
Our thoughts are with you at this time.
God Bless - BOB AND ROSE FINNIGAN


very sorry for your loss - CINDY AND JAMIE WESTRA


Chris thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. - TOM AND KATHRYN AULSEBROOK


Joyce, Chris and Paul,

I am sure it with heavy hearts as you say your final goodbyes. My heartfelt regards to all.
I will miss seeing those chicken legs that brought a smile to my face and the friendly waves from the boat as you pass by. He will be missed by many.
Joyce, you have fallen into the hands of your wonderful boys of whom I have grown to love. I have no doubt they will comfort and take care of you.
Lots of love, Emmy - EMILY MOON


I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. - BETTY MCKILLOP


Gary e-mailed us this sad news; we're so sorry for your loss and wish we were there to be with you and the boys. Can't help but remember our last phone conversation about how he had been ok since Xmas so you both felt it fine to head out for Arizona. Glad that didn't occur as that would have been another nightmare. You'll all be in our thoughts and prayers. e-mail me when you feel like it. Much love, Nola - DAVE & NOLA CARTNER


My Condolences to the Aitkin family my prayers and thoughts are with you. - KRISTA STEPHENSON


Joyce & boys
So sorry to hear from Glen that Jim had passed away....our sincere condolences from our entire family...we are still in Florida & will not be home until mid April & the kids & families are in Mt Tremblant skiing for spring break. - BOB & JUDY DONNELLY


Our sincere sympathies to you all in the passing of Jim.
Sincerely Paul & Judy Marcoux - JUDY MARCOUX


We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was always there with a ready smile and a positive attitude in friendship and in business. His pressence will be missed greatly by the ouselves and the community. Rest in peace Gentleman Jim. - STEVE & SANDY GRAY


Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time of loss xox - NANCY AND SHAWN AVERY


We will miss Jim greatly. He passed away too soon. He was a happy and seemingly healthy attendee at the WDHS Reunion last fall.
All his life Jim had an engaging smile and friendly manner, and that is how I will remember him. - GLENN GREER


condolences to family, I remember him well as a school friend and neighbor of my mother's. condolences also to Jill. Carole McFadden Binbrook. - CAROLE MCFADDEN [HOLMES]


Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and your family at this time - MORLEY & JEANNE HOOD


WDHS class of 1961, so happy to have had a visit with Jim at our 50th. My sincere condolences. - JOHANNE GRAYDON BRANNAN


Our Prayers are with you and your family Chris. May God bless you and be at peace with your family at this time. Remember the good and enjoy the love he gave to you all. God bless to you and all of your family.

Rob & Marian MacLellan - MARIAN AND ROB MACLELLAN


Joyce, Paul and Chris. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time. It was indeed an honour to have known Jim. - JUNE AND JOHN SMITHSON


Our deepest condolences for your loss of Jim. He was always a pleasure to deal with and will be missed. - TERESA RAFAJAC C/O LAFARGE DUNDAS


Our deepest sympathies to your family. His memory will live on. - FLAMBOROUGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I am so glad I was able to talk to him at the Waterdown High School reunion last summer. Blessings to you and the family Joyce. - MARILYN (WALKER) BARTELS


My deepest sympathies to all of you at this very difficult time. Jim was a wonderful man who always smiled and had such a great personality.

Those who knew him, will never forget him. Those who forget him, never knew him. - ANNETTE VIELER


Joyce: I so looked forward every winter to see you and Jim return to Fountain Hills. It was a pleasure to see Jim's smiling face and get the hug he was always so generous with. I will miss him greatly as I would a favorite brother. He is in God's hands now. Peace to you and please keep in touch. Love, Doris - DORIS ELCO


Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim my thoughts are with the family - GARY CUNNINGHAM


I am away, but so saddened to read this morning of Jim's passing.... my warmest sympathy to the entire family as you mourn the loss of such a great guy. Jim always had a smile and a kind word...things we don't ever forget. - SHEILA SAMS LEIGHTON


Dear Joyce and family:

Our heartfelt sympathy with the loss of Jim goes out to you and your family. Jim was a favorite classmate of Karen's at WDHS and will also be remembered from the many reunions and related school activities. At last October's reunion we chatted for quite some time with Jim. He will be missed and your family is in our prayers at this time.

Love, Ed and Karen - ED AND KAREN TIGCHELAAR


Joyce, Chris and Paul, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Cousin Jim, you will be missed by many. - JOHN & JUDY AITKIN


Joyce and Chris and Paul;
So sorry Jim's time was cut short. He dealt with the last few years of weakness with dignity. He was a true friend and we always enjoyed his company.
Thinking of you and will be with you Sunday. - LAURIE AND MARY-LOU DUBY


Thinking of you all! He was a wonderful man, and a great father to his son"s. Hold on to your good memories. - GLEN & MARILYN BUTTENHAM


I knew Jim from a young boy in Waterdown. He was younger than me but he was a friendly guy who always spoke to you. He went on to build a very successful business which his Mom was very proud of. While he lost his Dad at an early age he assumed the responsibility, along with Jill, of seeing to it that his Mom was well looked after. Different days in Waterdown then but great days - I remember them well.

Michael Cox - MICHAEL COX


Joyce, Chris & Paul

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I will always think of Jim with a huge smile on his face and a funny little comment to make. He will be sadly missed by everyone he has touched over the years. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

God bless - KELLY ELDER


Joyce , Jim will be missed by many...our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys at this time - GLADYS LAW AND FAMILY


It's with our deepest sympathy that we hear of Jim's passing ...forever in our thoughts - BOB AND MARY LAW


Deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. - BRIAN & LESLEE TAYLOR