James Crossan

July 10, 1939 - October 6, 2020

Funeral Details: a later date

Crossan, James – July 10, 1939 to October 6, 2020

Peacefully at Royal Regional Health Centre in Barrie with his daughter by his side. Predeceased by his wife Gwedolyn Crossan (2009). Loving and devoted father to his daughter Genny (Mike) and fiercely proud grandfather to Lenora and Emily.

An accomplished artist, illustrator, graphic designer and professor, James was awarded the Professor Emeritus distinction for his work with the University of Toronto in 2000. Serving as a Union Steward for many of his colleagues, James spent most of his teaching profession at the Sheridan College Campus in Oakville.

James was a brilliant and loyal man who will be greatly missed by friends and family. The memories of him will not be lost in our hearts.

A special thanks goes out to the nursing staff at RVRHC in the Cardiac and Renal Unit.

Cremation to take place privately with a celebration of life memorial to occur in the spring.

Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Kidney Foundation or Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family.


2 Condolences
  • Dianne Mallion
    Posted on: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Reply

    Jenny — I read your dad’s obituary in The Hamilton Spectator. You know I was your mom’s friend and have met your dad on several occasions. Wanted to send my condolences to you and your family.

    Take care, Jenny.

    Dianne Mallion, Hamilton, ON

  • Richard Janis
    Posted on: Friday, October 30, 2020 Reply

    Dear Genny,
    I received the news of your Father’s passing with great sorrow.
    During our time at Sheridan we cooperated on a number of projects.
    I will always remember his professionalism.
    Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your Family.
    Sincerely yours,
    Richard Janis

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