Dwyer, James Edward

Born: Feb 20, 1935
Died: Mar 02, 2019


At Lisaard Hospice on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  Passed away peacefully in the presence of his devoted wife of 44 years Janice.
Predeceased by his parents William & Florence (Hughes) Dwyer, brother Billy and sister in law Stella.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Janice Lynn, surviving brother George Dwyer, nieces Deborah (Joe) Chaisson, Karen Connolly, Janice Dwyer-Ball (Bill Ball), great nieces and nephews Tom Laughlin, Devon (Andrew) Ashe, Owen & Megan Connolly, Bill & Gregory (Julia Pascutto) Ball.
Jim was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1935.
He was proud of his many achievements with the Air Cadets, Victoria Rifles of Canada Reserve Army.  He was the Chairman of St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Jim was a procurement specialist manager for many years.  Jim was also a volunteer with Big Brothers, as well as a member with the Optimist Alumni Drum Corp.
Jim & Janice shared a passion for adventure & travel.  They were able to travel extensively around the world.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, for a time of visitation on Thursday, March 7 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m.  A funeral mass to celebrate Jim’s life will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish. New Hamburg.  Interment to take place in Calgary, Alberta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lisaard Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society (Cheques Accepted).
Personal condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

Visitation Information


Mar 07, 2019


2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Mar 08, 2019


1:00 p.m.


Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
329 Huron St.
New Hamburg, Ontario

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Interment Information


Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Lisaard House
990 Speedsville Rd.
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 4R6
519-208-5055 ext. 251

Canadian Cancer Society – Waterloo Region
380 Jamieson Parkway,
Unit 12
Cambridge, ON
N3C 4N4
(519) 249-0074


Condolence from Heather & Kim Arnold sent on March 8, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. It was wonderful to spend time with you two the last time you came through Salmon Arm. We are thinking of you and sending you love and hugs.

Condolence from Bill Tomkinson sent on March 7, 2019

To Jim’s Family,
I remember Jim many years ago when he was in a marching band in Montreal with my brother Earl. They were marching with their band in a parade one weekend when our family saw the band coming up the street marching and playing their instruments. There was my brother Earl marching without his drums and Jim right beside him tapping on his drum set.We had a chuckle but the band group looked so proud and smart marching in this event.
May GOD bless you Jimmy on your journey home, you fought the good fight but Now it is time to play your drums for someone more Greater.
Brother Bill Tomkinson

Condolence from Bruce & Jane Leis sent on March 7, 2019

Janice, we were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We will be thinking of you in the coming days and hope that the wonderful memories you created together over the years will help to ease the pain of this great loss.

Condolence from Jim dwyer sent on March 6, 2019

Dear Janice: please accept our condolences. Jim was such a nice person and a true gentleman, his winning smile will be missed.

Al & Joan McLennan

Condolence from Bronwen Breiding sent on March 6, 2019

Janice -Deepest condolences. I read about Jim’s passing in today’s Toronto Star. Although it is many years since we worked together, I wanted you to know I’m thinking about you at this difficult time. Take good care Janice. Bronwen Breiding

Condolence from Thomas and Mary (McCormack) Mayer and family sent on March 6, 2019

Dear Janice and family of Jim,

Our heartfelt sympathies are sent your way from Germany and Scotland. It is with great sadness that we receive this news.
We will remember Jim for his sense of adventure, his love of Ireland and his heritage but most of all for his writing talent. Jim’s descriptions of his many travels made one feel as though one was there with him and Janice soaking up the sun or delving into the history of the destination. Jim’s writings were detailed, humorous and very informative. It was always a joy to receive a letter or an email from him, he was such an optimist and had great foresight, he will be sadly missed by us and all who knew him.
May God bless this grieving family and may Jim’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Our sincere condolences
Thomas and Mary

Condolence from Earl Tomkinson sent on March 5, 2019

My buddie Jim was a great friend for 60 years
Jim was leader and all around great guy
He will be greatly missed by Audrey Earl Danny & Cheryl
I will see you in Drummer Heaven Jim

Earl Tomkinson

Condolence from John and Sharon Ross sent on March 5, 2019

Dear Janice,
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great guy and he added a lot of expertise and enthusiasm to the Advertising Committee in Stonecroft. Our thoughts are with you.
John & Sharon

Condolence from Jennie & Ken Mulholland sent on March 4, 2019

Dear Janice….please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Jim. Our hearts go out to you. He was a fine gentleman who will be missed. Thinking of you.
Ken & Jennei

Condolence from James (Jim) Dwyer sent on March 4, 2019

Janice: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Betty & Ernie Seeback

Condolence from Heather and Peter Legault sent on March 4, 2019

Dear Janice,
We were so sorry to read about Jim passing away. We will always remember sitting together at the Octoberfest evening, your first week at Stonecroft, and getting to know you both. I often reflect on that day in the Doctor’s office when we shared our similar experiences. Jim had many good days after his diagnosis though and I am happy for both of you that he did. Our deepest condolences to you and the rest of his family.

Condolence from Marti Maher sent on March 3, 2019

Sincere condolences to dear Janice and family. Jim was one of my adopted brothers and I loved him dearly and learned a great deal from him. He was a great boss when I was his secretary and a wonderful colleague in our work in the Irish community. May he now rest in peace.