James Laird

18-Aug-1931 - 11-Feb-2019

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Posted by Jean Sechaud | 22-Feb-2019

On behalf of William, Stephane and me, we send our condolences to all the family and know our thoughts are with you Carol-Ann, Brian and all Jim's grandkids. We were so happy meeting up with Jim when he visited his home town Glasgow and all the memories of him growing up in the Gorbals and remeber him telling us about being part of the construction of our flats at 305 Caledonia Road, Hutchesontown. He will be sadly missed and always remebered as a great guy who had plenty time for everyone. He is not far away, just in another room. Take care all of you. I know he will have a good send off today.

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Posted by Norman daCosta | 22-Feb-2019

My condolences to Jim, Kathleen and the whole family. The memorial service was a fitting tribute to Jim Sr. I only met him briefly at Priscilla Court. The service brought back memories for me too as an immigrant to Canada in the 1960's and how we all would extend a helping hand to each other.

All the kind words spoken were a fitting tribute to a wonderful person. I know he will be missed.

Norman daCosta

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Posted by Mavis and Peter Trivett | 22-Feb-2019

My memories of “Big Jim” go all the way back to visiting Granny Scott, Jim and Mary, and the McGinty families in Scotland, in April/May 1966. Carole-Anne was just a baby., and my son was nine months old and I was six months pregnant. Young Billy Scott was going to marry my sister Sandra, and I was urged to visit Billy's family before Granny and June came to stay at our home for the wedding in Canada. I was made to feel welcome that day, and every day since. Jim has been an integral part my family's lives over the years. I have no doubt he will be organizing sing songs in heaven, alongside his beloved family members and my parents Sadie and Les Spibey. I will always remember my dad and Jim wearing their “bunnets” on the golf course, with Jim saying, did you see that ball, where did it go? I will be thinking of you all tomorrow as you celebrate this wonderful man's life♥️😢. Our sincere condolences to you all.

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Posted by Emily Hall | 21-Feb-2019

Carol-Anne, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We have so many fond memories of him. He always made the Holidays extra special for my Girls and then for their kids. The best neighbor anyone could ever have. Please pass on our condolences to your family. Emily, Don, Jennifer and Tracey

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Posted by Rhonda and Paul Davison | 21-Feb-2019

Carol-Anne, Brian, Thomas and family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Hoping that good memories and stories of your dad will bring some comfort at this very sad time.
Thinking of you all.

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Posted by Kirk and Kim Sargeant | 21-Feb-2019

To our dear Carol-Anne, Brian Thomas and family.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers always be with you. 💕
A fond memory we will hold near and dear to our heart is when your dad and mom would sit on their deck (at the poolside) enjoying each other and enjoying life with all their loved ones in the pool💕.
With Heartfelt Love For You and Your Family❤️

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Posted by Alison Scheel | 20-Feb-2019

Knowing your dad was my honor and I will miss him dearly. He was loving and kind, strong and supportive, generous and giving. His role in my life as surrogate dad will never be forgotten and will always be treasured. He taught me everything I needed to know about living good life and loving without judgement. Thank you for sharing him with me. Xo

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Posted by Peter SCOTT | 19-Feb-2019

It is a sad day to hear of the passing of a great man, my uncle Jim.
A life well lived and all my memories of him will be cherished forever.
He always had a way of making you feel welcome whether you dropped in unexpected or were lucky enough to attend a Sunday ( Family) dinner.
I learned how to swim at the wee pool at 25 Alexandrea Crs which he worked on all the time, so we could enjoy those hot summer days with the family.
Our thought are with the whole family.
In closing I would like to say farewell to a great man who I am proud to call My uncle Jim.
Love always Peter, Ghantima and Sam Scott

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Posted by Brian Gilmour | 14-Feb-2019

To Carrol-Anne, Brian, and members of the Laird family, I extend my deepest sympathy. Nothing is stronger than the bond between a father and a loving daughter. Carole-Anne, all of your friends and colleagues at Realty Executives share in your sorrow. At the same time, we celebrate the legacy your dad has left. Brian Gilmour

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Posted by Donna Young | 14-Feb-2019

I will always miss him at the lawn bowling club and senior center as he always made a fuss over my dog. Jim and I organized the 55+ Canadian Games and had so much fun doing them. We celebrated his 80th birthday there with all the people from across Canada, they were so happy to take part in it. He always had a good ear to run things past. Will miss him terribly. Donna

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