In Memory of

Jim Childs



Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at a later date


Childs; James Gordon.
(40 years in the Insurance Industry)

Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Matthews House, Hospice, Alliston on Wednesday August 5th, 2020. Jim Childs, in his 74th year, beloved husband of Barbara McDowell-Childs. Loving father of Randy, Jennifer, Kristen, and Jenna. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, 2 brothers, John and Gary, extended family and many friends.

Respecting Jim’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Once we are allowed to gather again, a celebration of his life will be held. For further details, please visit Donations to Matthews House Hospice, in Jim’s memory, would be appreciated by the family.

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Memorial Tribute

“Jim Childs”
  1. Mike Duggan wrote:

    I was sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We were compatriots in the Insurance business for a long time and felt a connection to each other. He was a nice guy, a capable broker and a gentle soul. He will be missed.

  2. Ingrid Smith wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Barb, and all Jim’s family. RIP Jim

  3. Janice and Dave Moore wrote:

    Am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing Barb. So sad. Take care. Janice and Dave

  4. LYNDA THAIN wrote:

    Dear Barb & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s recent illness and his passing. It was always a pleasure to chat with him as he was friendly and caring in conversation. We send our deepest sympathy,
    Russ & Lynda Thain,,,Tottenham, Ont.

  5. Robert & Ria Ria HEIJDEMAN wrote:

    Much to young for a gentleman, he was so vibrant he loved life here in The Pines.
    Barb & family take care of each other.Our prayers are with you

  6. Alexandra Cichalewski wrote:

    Dear Barb and Family,
    I haven’t known Jim for a long time, but had a privilage to be around in the last weeks of his life. Knowing him and wittnessing his suffering and love for the Family was a gift, a blessing and a transformative experience. May Jim’s love and presence be alive in your hearts forever. My thoughts, heart and prayers go to you in that time of sadness. Love. Alex

  7. Peter Thomson wrote:

    not sure if this is the same Jimmy Childs that I remember from elementary school, but the photo looks a lot like the kid who lived on the corner of Warnica and Stock in Etobicoke back in the 1950s. Jim and I played together often, had our fights as kids did then and were best friends again the next day. We went to Queensland Public School at the top of Culnan: played ball in the school field; “cowboys & indians,” hide & seek, etc around the streets and backyards all around us. I lost track of Jimmy when the family moved into a neighbouring school zone north of Norseman further up Islington towards Royal York. We had a brief relationship then often playing in the fields on his parents property. I remember the dump trucks parked around the house on Warnica, and then a municipal regulation forbidding such vehicles being parked on residential property.
    Sorry to hear that Jim had passed. Rest in peace, Jim.

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