Obituaries & Death Notices
STOCKTON, Rev. James "Jim" Ross
Published:Apr 19, 2012
Event Date:Apr 11, 2012
STOCKTON, Rev. James "Jim" Ross Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, at Fairhaven Long Term Care on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 87 years of age. Beloved husband of Jessica (nee Beecham) for 49 years. Loving father of John (Nora Baboudjian) of Hamilton, Beth (Omer Riza) of Toronto, Grace (Christophe Bliard) of Reims, Bill (Christy Thomas) of Vancouver and Stephen (Liann Bobechko) of Toronto. Cherished Grandpa of Talar, Seta Mae and Zabel; Alia and Danyal; Gabriel, Esther, Samuel, Adam; Eloise and Ryerson; and Julia. Dear brother of Helen Stockton (Toronto). Jim was predeceased by his siblings Marion Gloeckler and Sheldon Stockton; survived by his in-laws Otto Gloeckler (Edmonton) and Lois Stockton (Guelph). He will be lovingly remembered by his nieces, nephews and his many good friends. Born on a farm in Dumfries Township, Jim grew up farming with his father. He then had his own farm for twelve years. After graduating from Guelph University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a gold medal in animal husbandry, Jim went on to study Theology in Emmanuel College and was ordained in 1962 by the United Church of Canada. Combining his love of the land with his call to ministry, he served with the world mission of the United Church in Zambia as an agricultural missionary for the next ten years. As an ordained minister, he served in several pastoral charges including Kitwe and Ndola, Zambia, and then in Canada in Arthur, Hanover and Peterborough. After retirement, he continued his work in Ennismore and the Bancroft area. In addition to his rich working life, Jim took great joy in his family. Many memorable moments were spent together at the cottage which he built in 1972. Jim loved to travel and pursued numerous hobbies including woodworking, gardening and curling. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Comstock Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario (705) 745-4683, and 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 441 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, on Saturday, April 21, 2012 followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to United Church Mission and Service Fund (www.united-church.ca). On-line condolences may be made at www.comstockfuneralhome.com
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record
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