COONS, James Arthur “Jim” – Peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Jim, beloved husband of Bethel (nee Calvert) since 1959. Dear father of Cal (Jean) of Peterborough and Lara Oosting (Allen) of Lakehurst. Loving grandfather of Jason (Christa), Ian (Jacqueline), Megan (Tyler), Eric and Chris (Rachel). Great grandfather of Hudson, Jackson and Leo. Brother-in-law of Del Calvert (Debbie). Jim is predeceased by his parent John J. Coons and Luella (Shearer) and siblings Evelyn Whiteside, Margaret May, Dorothy Davies, Lillian McLean and Harry Coons.
After graduating in 1955 from the Kempville Agricultural School in Agriculture and Advanced Agricultural Engineering, Jim worked for Massey Ferguson, Holiday Ford, GE, and retired after 32 years as a building inspector for Trent Lakes. Jim also enjoyed working as a hobby farmer, and especially loved his cattle. He was an avid sports fan, enthusiastic hunter and fisherman, and truly enjoyed his time with his grandchildren in his later years. A member of the Orange Lodge, Jim also loved to golf locally and was a modern square dancer with the Spares and Squares.
A private family service will be held at a future date. A special thanks goes out to all of the staff at Lakefield Extendicare for all of their TLC over the past 11 years. If desired, condolences to the family or donations to the charity of your choice may be made at www.communityalternative.ca.