MEGANNETY, James Alfred - With great sadness, the family of James (“Jimmy“ to his many friends) announce his sudden passing on July 24, 2011, while training for the upcoming MS Bike Tour. Son of the late Joseph Megannety and the late Margaret Leahey, James was born Sept. 23rd, 1950 at Niagara Falls Ont. Survived by brothers and sisters Joan (Alan Sundeen), Paul (Pauline Hunter), Brenda, Steven (Bev Hodgson), and Ellen. Beloved uncle of Catherine, Morgan, James, Connor, Brendan, Emma and Lennon. James was very proud of the recognition he recently received for his over 20 years of community service, volunteering with Cogeco, Project Share, Heart Niagara, Information Niagara, the City of Niagara Falls' Bike Trails Committee, and many other organizations and community events. James brought passion to everything he did. He was a passionate cyclist, photographer and community activist, and after his family and community, James' big love was his 1968 Cougar. James was the Past President of the Cougar Club of Canada, and he had just returned from a Cougar National Congress in New Jersey. James had recently registered online at www.beadonor.ca, and his family is so very proud of James's selfless last act, which has brought joy to another family. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to call at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. visiting Thursday 7-9p.m. and Friday 1-3p.m. A celebration of James's life will be held on Friday at 3p.m. at the Funeral Home. The family would appreciate donations in James's memory to be made to the MS Society of Canada society.ca (www.mssociety.ca) or Heart Niagara. On-line condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com 10386875
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Posted by Randy Goodling (Friend - Cougar Club Of America) On Sunday, January 15, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We at the Cougar Club have only just learned of it recently. He will be greatly missed. Jim was a great friend and I will always fondly remember the times we spent together. He could always be counted on to have a good time. May you rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again.
Our deepest sympathies
Posted by Bill & Arlene Quay & Family (Friends) On Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We are deeply sorrowed by Jim's passing. He was a great person and friend and will truly be missed! Our condolences to his family!
Posted by Phil Parcells (Friend - Cougar Club) On Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Megannety family. Jim & I had just attended the Cougar Club Nationals in New Jersey, and had a very good time driving there and back in Jim's 68 Cougar. It was a wonderful show. I am also sorry for the late condolences, we just learned of your sad news.
Phil Parcells (Lima, NY)
Rest In Peace
Posted by Brad Dale (Community Friend) On Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Very sorry to hear of his passing. My connection is my love for the Mercury Cougar and respect and appreciation for all those that have enjoyed and fostered the appreciation of this great car. By all accounts Jimmy was a wonderful man. He will be missed. May God comfort his relatives and friends that remain.
Posted by Janice (Leone) Hagan (past neighbour) On Friday, August 5, 2011
So sorry to the Megannity family. We all grew up together amd hold a fond memory of our younger days of Jamie. We have lost another of the Lowell Avenue youth. Deepest sympathy.