LOW, James William Alexander - July 24, 1940 - Sept 6, 2011 Son of James Reed Low and Ethel Emily Flinn. With profound sadness we announce the sudden death of our father on September 6, 2011 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital. He was a selfless, gentle and loving soul who touched our lives and the lives of so many around him in countless, quiet ways. We cannot imagine a family gathering or school concert without him and his camera. His devotion to us was evident in everything he did. He leaves behind his four children, Carrie (Brian), Cheryl (Jameel), Peter (Kate) and Jeremy (Melissa), his sister Penny and her children and his great nieces, dear friend Eleanor, beloved cousins, and seven adoring grandchildren Lily, Amelia, Nolan, Arlie, Finn, Kate-Lynn and Rissa in whose lives he was a daily presence. He will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends from all walks of life. Dad retired to Cobourg from Toronto in 2008 and quickly became a recognizable figure in our community as 'Grandpa Jim'. Perhaps you met him at the Buttermilk Café or at Harden & Huyse Chocolates with cousin Ann or at the beach building sand castles with the grandkids. We invite you to get to know Jim by visiting www.jimlow.com . Dad was a writer, photographer, camper, traveller, astronomer and genealogist. Above all he was a devoted father and grandfather, a role he cherished. He chased solar eclipses from the time he was a young man - just another excuse to see the world! He once wrote a funny story about a set of dirty foot- prints that 'mysteriously' appeared on our living room ceiling. None of us kids would own up to that! But there is nothing mysterious about the handprints he has left on our hearts. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at The Estates at Golden Beach Resort on Sunday, September 18th at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. 10559183
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Posted by Sean (no relation) On Monday, March 31, 2014
Jim's website has helped my family learn so much about our family history and has brought together long-lost relatives. So, for that, we are forever grateful to him. Very sad to find out he passed away.
Posted by John Morris (Friend) On Saturday, September 17, 2011
with sympathy to Jim's family
Posted by Susanna Jack (friend of Jim and Penny) On Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Jim was a person I grew to admire more and more as I got to know him as the years after high school--where I first met him--went by. He made such a rich life for himself with his many interests and most of all through his deep love for his family to whom he gave so much. You are lucky to have had him in your lives and I am so sorry that he couldn't be with you, and with all of us, longer.
Posted by Annabelle Twilley Richardson (Friend of Penny, Jim's sister) On Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Please accept my condolances, particularly to Penny and her three granddaughters, who revered Jim. He was the grandfather they didn't have. When he was able to "be there" in person for his sister and the three girls, he treated them with respect and affection, making them feel special. Jim took me "along for the ride" as he adventured here, there, and everywhere, with deep pleasure in the moment. Thanks for the example Jim. Thanks so much for the sharing. I will miss you very much.
Gregagious, always welcoming
Posted by Derek Tsang (Friend) On Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The best thing I remember are his lunch parties when Jim was still in Toronto - his lemonade was the best-tasting ever. Rest in peace, Jim.