It is with tremendous sorrow that the Family of James (Jim) Lynch announce his passing on Friday, November 20, 2020 at the age of 68 years. Devoted and deeply loved husband of Rose. Cherished and adored father of Jessica and Olivia (Marcus). Loving grandfather of Lorenzo. A caring brother to Michael (Linda) and fun-loving uncle to Steven. James was a beloved son-in-law to Concetta Di Pietro and a favourite family member of Franca (Mike), Corrado (Marina), Vince and all nephews (and nieces).
The son of late William and Audrey Lynch, Jim’s life in the Toronto Beaches was by all accounts memorable. He attended Monarch Park Collegiate Institute and left the nest at the age of twenty-three to start an exciting life with his partner Rose. Jim displayed a beautiful passion for capturing life through the lens of his camera and later in 1982 started his own storefront residency in Cabbagetown called Jim Super Foto. Jim’s commitment to his family never wavered even as he found himself working immensely to provide the best life for his family. Eventually he retired at the age of 64 years and enjoyed many wonderful trips and engagements with his wife Rose and family.
Jim’s charming, caring and funny nature touched the hearts of many, and his compassionate manner was felt by all that crossed his path. Always there to tell a joke, to lend an ear or perhaps say the things that needed saying, Jim was his own force of nature. His outspoken viewpoints and intelligent manner were admirable. He would go out of his way to say hello to strangers and made them feel important. One was always better for having met him. Jim's indomitable spirit never waned as he left this world. He is already deeply missed. Heartfelt appreciation to the caring staff of Scarborough General Hospital for ensuring his final hours were comfortable and dignified.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Highland Funeral Home in Markham, ON. In lieu of flowers the family requests for donations be made to the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. While we wish we could invite everyone to share in the remembrances, due to the current circumstances, we do need to limit the number of attendees to the funeral home. Please register on-line if you wish to attend the visitation. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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Visitation will be held at the Highland Funeral Home - Markham Chapel on Friday, November 27, 2020. Please select this link to register:
Jim and I were close friends ! We shared alot of intimate thoughts and aspirations. ....! We connected on an artistic and musical level . I started to think of him as a older brother I never had ! I will miss him immensely and think about him every day ! 😔
Jimmy, my younger brother was 7 years 21 days younger than I. The shock of news of what was happening to him was deeply disturbing to me, my son Steven and wife Linda.
We left the beaches for the wilds of Whitby Ontario in 1994
Jimmy and I are the last of the beaches lynches as our parents passed already.
I hope Rose, Jessica, Olivia and lorenzo are coping with their loss of Jimmy