December 11, 1944 – March 13, 2022
There are smiling Irish eyes looking down upon us today. It is with great sadness that we share the news that Jim is now at an eternal golf course in the sky. Jim passed away in Siesta Key surrounded by his loving wife Louise of 53 years and his two daughters, Karyn and Jodie. He will be forever loved by his son-in-law Peter Wayne and his cherished grandchildren Brandon, Madison and Emilie Riddoch.
Jim is the son of the late James and Catherine Lennon. He is survived by his sister Colleen (Ed MacKay), his sisters-in-law Lynda Lambertz (Gary) and MaryLynn Mines (predeceased Kenneth). He was predeceased by his sister Patricia and brother-in-law Leonard Mines, his brother John and his sister Elizabeth.
Jim established Royal LePage Elite where he was known as a mentor and friend to many. He can best be described as the man with the yellow pad whose words of wisdom and voice of reason helped so many in their careers in real estate. After selling Royal LePage Elite, Jim had the opportunity to spend his winters in his home away from home, Siesta Key, Florida.
Jim will be fondly remembered by his friends from the Royal Montreal Golf Course where he was a member for over 40 years and had the honor of being elected Captain, a role that he truly treasured.
Visitation will take place on April 29th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. 8 p.m, at Voluntas funeral home, 4695 St. Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9H 2A7. A celebration of life will take place on April 30th at 11:00 am.
In Jim’s memory, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Johnny MrózMarch 16, 2022 at 7:05 pm
I’m so sorry Karyn, to hear of your father’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and to Peter
Nicola FilosaMarch 17, 2022 at 6:48 am
Dear Karyn, I’m now aware of the terrible mourning that you are living. Loosing a parent leaves us a bit more alone, it seems we are no longer a son or a daughter. I hope that the support and the love of those who remain can bring a bit of relief to this unbearable loss. I’m close to you and your whole family with all my heart. Nicola
Franco Maria ColomboMarch 17, 2022 at 7:10 am
Indeed there’s a blessed moment in life when you’re at the same time a son, a father and a husband and – for the ones who believe in God – it’s the time you feel in peace and closer to understand the mystery of Trinity. Losing your parent breaks that link and breaks your heart in a way which can’t heal and it hurts, until you realize that it is through such wound that your parent will always be with you, closer than he had always been. You are not alone in these difficult days. Franco
Jackie BabinMarch 17, 2022 at 9:11 am
Dear Karyn, I’m so sorry to hear this very sad news. I hope and your family find comfort in each other during these very difficult days. Sounds like you all will have lots of wonderful memories of your cherished father.
Steve RowlandsonMarch 17, 2022 at 10:23 am
Dear Karyn, I am very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your father, my condolences to you and your family. I am glad you have your loving family to support you during this difficult time. Treasure all of the wonderful memories and may they be of some comfort to you. My thoughts are with you and Peter.
Michel GibsonMarch 17, 2022 at 12:16 pm
My sincere condolences to all the family on the passing of Jim.
ClaudiaMarch 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm
I am extremely sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My condolences to you and the entire family on the loss of such a loved man, who has left quite the legacy to not solely his cherished family but entire community.
My thoughts and wishes for strength and light are being sent your way, with an enormous hug.
Joanne Wilson & Daniel VezinaMarch 17, 2022 at 6:56 pm
Dear Louise, Jodie, Karyn, et family,
losing the people we love is always so sad & at times disheartening, however our loved ones are & will be always near, always with you, with every story & every memory. I am saddened to know Jim has passed to the other side,
I have so many fun memories, working together for many years, & as well dealing with the work challenges & of course Jim’s special way of approaching tenuous situations.
Remembering Jim for ::: His Joie de Vive, laughter, cooking, and dancing at awards dinners, always supportive, always there if you need him, those are a few of my memories of my friend Jim. I am certain today on Ste Patrick’s Day, Jim is up there making the Irish Coffees for his buddies & family who are there & … who knows ::: maybe he is serving St. Patty himself.
God Speed Jim, Love You ❣️
Our sincere sympathies to all of you, warmest regards, Joanne Wilson et Daniel Vezina
Barbara Eagle and Gordon HamiltonMarch 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm
My dear friend Louise, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy, I know he will be terribly missed. Our deepest and sincere sympathies to Karyn, Jodie and family as well. My Brother David and his wife Louise also sends heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Brenda MasseApril 24, 2022 at 2:57 pm
I was so sorry to hear about Louise’s husband. My husband knew him well through real estate. Would love to get in touch with you.
Leslie BlatchfordApril 1, 2022 at 10:43 am
Dear Louise, Jodie & Karyn –
It was with great sadness that we learned of Jim’s passing – he was a good friend, effective mentor and valued colleague for many years – we shared many opinions, philosophies, goals and career path. As Marilyn and I approached the twilight of our real estate careers – and wound up our own HomeLife franchise – we were pleased to be welcomed into Royal LePage’s Beaconsfield office, where we joined a capable, and professional team under Jim’s leadership. This proved an excellent partnership, and we found we were kindred spirits as well. It was particularly gratifying that Jim saw fit to entrust the Elite office to my stewardship when you folks took vacations in the south – I hope; and believe; that I lived up to his expectations.
As Marilyn and I will be attending a Covid-delayed family get-together in Boston, we will be unable to attend Jim’s memorial service and life-celebration. Please be assured of our respect and sympathy at this difficult time, and may the many happy memories of your times together act as the wind beneath your wings.
Les & Marilyn Blatchford
Duncan and Brenda GrieveApril 24, 2022 at 3:01 pm
Very sorry to hear about Jimmy! Duncan knew him through real estate and
To Louise and the girls. So sorry to hear about Jimmy! Duncan knew him through real estate years.
Micheline SimpsonMay 1, 2022 at 11:27 pm
Dear Louise Jodie and all the family I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful boss and mentor and when I opened my own RYL franchise in Rimouski, he called me to congratulate me and when I saw you Louise and Jim at Atlantis Resort in Nassau for the broker owners reunion it was just like old times at the 60 office. I have such fond memories of his great laugh. I could go on… know that I am very sad for all of you. Bon courage. Micheline (Mimi) Simpson