On his 80th birthday, Jim passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Born in Oshawa to Ralph and Bessie Rowden. Jim leaves behind his wife of 47 years Suzanne (nee Smith), son Rick and daughter Jennifer (Mike). Loving grampa to Skye, Sebastian, Parker, Connor and Aurora. Brother to Carole. Uncle and Godfather to Scott (Maureen). Predeceased by his sister Donna. Brother in law and uncle to the Smith family. Jim retired from GM after 36 years of service. He enjoyed traveling, walking, golfing and volunteering. He was an avid baseball, basketball and hockey player and was a two time inductee in the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. As per Jim's wishes, there will be no service. If so desired, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery.
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Posted by RICHARD STATA | 17-Mar-2023
Sorry to hear about Jim's passing, We grew up together, him on Short Court me on Bruce St, when to Central together. Played sports together, I pitched softball, he hit me all over the place, watched him play Hockey and Basketball, watched him play third base for Tony's. When we both worked in the Motors, back in the 1960's, we would spend noon hours playing road hockey there in the plant. I got married and moved away, only saw him a few times after that. He was a great friend back then, and I hope to get reaquainted, when my time comes, maybe we will get to play some ball again.