James (Jim) Walter Blackman

December 23, 1950 - February 26, 2023

Funeral Details: Private Family Farewell with a Celebration of Life held at a later date.

James Walter Blackman

Jim died peacefully at the Margaret Bahen Hospice, Newmarket, Ontario after a courageous response to an aggressive form of lung cancer.  Son of the late Walter and Jean Blackman; brother of Kathie and Ann (Ross); uncle of Geniesha (Dan), Nancy (Paul), Emma (Phillip), and Lydia, and “Gruncle Jim” of Sarah, Evie, William, Réjeanne, Mila, Freya, Ayla, Aries, Arya and Moira.  From North Korea to Cape Horn to Rwanda, Jim was our world traveller, having visited about 87 countries.  He resided for many years at Virginia Beach on Lake Simcoe, and latterly in MacTier, Ontario.  At Jim’s request there will be no funeral service.  His ashes will be interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.  An informal celebration of Jim’s life with family and friends is being planned for a later date.  If desired, memorial donations in Jim’s name can be made to Margaret Bahen Hospice, Newmarket, www.myhospice.ca or the Canadian Cancer Society, www.cancer.ca
Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York (2-15236 Yonge St., Aurora, On.,) and condolences may be forwarded through www.peacefultransition.ca


2 Condolences
  • Helen Tunney
    Posted on: Thursday, March 2, 2023 Reply

    Ann and family,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family, may you find comfort in each other and special memories.
    Helen and Myles

  • Ron Wm Anderson
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Reply

    When someone passes from this life, knowledge of this happening becomes even more meaningful, the closer we are in this life. For Jim, learning of his death was much closer as many of us know his sisters, Kathy and Ann through our church. The event touched many of us even more so, because of the wonderful friendship we have with his brother-in-law, the Rev. Ross Carson, husband of Ann. We offer our thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family. May he rest in peace.
    On behalf of the men’s club at Trinity United Church: AOTS, As One That Serves, from Luke 22:27

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