James Michael Tovey

9/8/1949 - 1/15/2018

Posted by Munir Pervaiz | 1/22/2018

Nasreen Pervaiz and Munir Pervaiz offer our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Tovey family. We have been witness to James Tovey's passion for community service and to develop Mississauga as a world class city. We also observed his special contribution to development of art culture within the community and his efforts to assist people of diverse communities in adding value to arts in Canada. May he be blessed.. Amen

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Posted by Ric /Yvonne Cooper | 1/21/2018

Jim it is with great saddness I now have to reflect on all our time spent if not talking and planning about Port Credit it was your great enthusiasm for music . I will miss your impromptu visits to the store but most of all we will miss you , never forgotten and remembered in everything you’ve done Rest In Peace

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Posted by Ron Starr | 1/21/2018

To Lee and family, I offer my deepest condolences. When I first met Jim 10 years ago, there was an instant bonding. No pretentious attitude, just Jim with many goals and a real vision for the whole lakefront Can’t remember how many times he stopped by my office and would say” I “ve got a couple of ideas I want to run by you” His determination was legendary. I wish I had spent more time just talking about jerky and hot peppers and the best way to smoke fish. He has left a wonderful legacy for all the residents of Mississauga. A great friend and fellow councillor. We will finish for you what many thought was impossible. Rest In Peace

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Posted by Susan Woods | 1/21/2018

I am so very sorry for your profound loss. I remember Jim when we had the grand reveal of Susan Ryan's park bench and he was there. Sending you love.

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Posted by Stephen Korbey | 1/21/2018

I knew Jim through my association with the many summer events and festivals that make Port Credit so vibrant. His can do attitude, humour, and commitment are legendary but his greatest quality was that he was utterly genuine and true to himself. Port Credit has lost a great advocate and we have lost a friend.

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Posted by Janice Ireland (Norton) | 1/21/2018

The Tovey family were neighbours growing up on McNaughton Avenue in Malton. As I read the acknowledgements in the guest book, I know John Sr and Joan would be super proud of everything you accomplished with your life while you were on this earth. My deepest sympathy you immediate family and the extended Tovey brothers, sisters and their spouses and children RIP Jim

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Posted by Marek, Amanda and family Bujdos | 1/20/2018

We are saddened and will truly miss him at all of our Cranbery Cove, Port Credit association meetings. Always a pleasure to speak to and always found the time to do so. Deepest sympathies to the family on behalf of ours.

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Posted by Patti & Dave Jannetta Baker | 1/20/2018

Dave and I and family would like to offer our deepest and sincerest sympathy to Lee and family on the passing of our dear friend Jim. His enthusiasm for life touched the hearts of so many and he left his special brand of optimism on many of us. As the revitalization of the Waterfront and his numerous initiatives emerge his name and vision will continue to be remembered and celebrated with gratitude by all. Our friendship with Jim began when with our excited kids we showed up at a Lakeview Ratepayers summer picnic. We tried to sign up but were told we lived out of the boundary. We started to walk away when this cool guy with a long pony tail bounded over and said "Hi I'm Jim, stay and have fun, you can be honorary members today ". Later we worked together on the first Lakeview Legacy Project committee to save the Small Arms Building where I witnessed the power of Jim's commitment to a cause. We shared the joy of music and I was honoured to work with Jim on the wonderful Mississauga Music Walk of Fame another one of Jim's legacies to Mississauga. Dave and I will sorely miss this remarkable man.

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Posted by Ina Lediard | 1/20/2018

We had the pleasure of meeting Jim and his wife Lee in 2010 when we joined Jim’s election campaign. It was such a great experience, we helped out again in 2014. Ward 1 will not be the same without him, his contribution exceeded all possible expectations. His tireless work ethic is ackowledged by all who knew him. Once in a lifetime a very special person comes into your life and changes the world as you know it, this was Jim. We will miss him. Bill, Ina & Brad Lediard

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Posted by Katherine Emerson | 1/20/2018

From: Katherine D Emerson and son Jarrett E Hather, Port Credit. An entire city - an entire ward; your ward - is in mourning and shock over your premature exit from our lives. Thank you for being a role model for community and neighbourhood. We will miss you immensely. Rest in Peace, Jim. Heartfelt condolences to your family.

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