JIM EDSALL

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jim Edsall on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the age of 95. He is now reunited with his wife Florence “Edith”. Cherished dad of David (Deborah) Edsall.  Jim is survived by his  grandchildren Ryan, Rob, Michelle, Jacob, Jeremy, Justin, Jessie and Shari and his many great grandchildren as well as his extended family. Predeceased by his sons Lloyd, Terry and Donnie and his long-time companion Eleanor Fisher.

Jim was a long-standing contributing member of the IOOF, joining in 1946. He was heavily involved with the United Church for many years and worked for 35 years with the MTO and was awarded as a quarter century member.

Family and friends are invited to Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Rd, Fenwick on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 7-9pm and on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 11am-12pm. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will take place at the funeral home at 12pm on Friday April 8, 2022. A committal service will be held following the service at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. At the family’s request MASKS ARE MANDATORY for admittance. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lampman Funeral Home. www.lampmanfuneralhome.com

From David: If the world could see the person in my father, the world would be a better place.

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14 thoughts on “JIM EDSALL

  • Condolences to your family, your father was a great guy, we chatted with him out on the side walk quite often in the summer. Pete and sherry van Baalen

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Jim. God bless you as you rest in Him at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss. Always thought of him as I was driving by. One of a very few left that was there since my childhood. Back then we knew everyone that lived in Wellandport.

  • Jim hired me back in 1973 0n the MTO and i worked for him for 3 years. Jim was always a very hard working man which taught me good work values. There are lots of good memories over those 3 years.My condolences to the family. Jim will be truly missed.

  • A lovely man whom I’ve enjoyed getting to know the last few years.
    Jim was always quick to volunteer to do whatever needed to be done. He was happy to share his thoughts on church matters based on his experience and his insight.
    I will miss him and miss bumping elbows with him Sunday mornings at church. Most of all, I will miss his smile.

  • We will miss him. Words cannot express his place in our lives as next door neighbours. The times of chatting when working outside in the gardens, or outside projects, and in later years, chatting on his porch or deck. Conversations about his memories, history, practical advice, and faith are treasured memories. It will take time to get used to looking up from what I am doing to see if Mr. Edsall is outside. Condolences to the family.

  • Uncle Bud. Our dad’s oldest brother. Not sure where that nick name came from but that is what us kids always called him when we were growing up. We remember Aunt Edith always called him Daddy. We fondly remember all the Edsall family reunions every summer down in the Niagara area. Our deepest of sympathies goes out to David, Deborah and family. 🤗🤗🤗 We will be thinking of you tomorrow as you say good bye. Love Aunt Alice, Cindy & Linda and families. ❤️

  • I will miss Jim a dear brother in law and dear friend. We always had fond chats together of his wife Edith and his brother Bill. Am truly sad for Dave’s loss. Do keep safe.

  • I will miss Jim a dear brother in law and dear friend. We always had fond chats together of his wife Edith and his brother Bill. Am truly sad for Dave’s loss. Do keep safe.🥰

  • Always enjoyed chatting with Jim. This proud grandpa related many grandchildren stories. He will be missed by many people in the area.

  • My link to Bud is generational in that he was often present at my grandmother’s house on the farm east of Welland. Hence the name ‘Bud’ which is what I always called him because that’s what he was called back then. He told me stories about my people and, just recently, we had a good belly laugh over some of the shenanigans involving my Dad and my Uncle in their youth. Mr. Edsall was a man of integrity, like so many of his age. The stories fall silent, but the lessons remain.

  • Jim was always a wise and helpful man with strong values. He had a certain posture and way of speaking that made you respect and like him. I was a boyhood chum of his son Donnie and Jim and Edith were always kind and encouraging. He let Donnie and I drive around in his Chevy pick-up truck.

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