Lapthorne, James 'Jim' Timothy

Lapthorne, James 'Jim' Timothy

April 19th, 2020

January 5, 1949 – April 19, 2020

Peacefully and surrounded by love, after a brief battle with cancer, James Timothy Lapthorne passed away in his 72nd year. Survived by his children Danielle and Jim, and their mother Ann Marie Fitz-Gerald. Beloved brother of David and Mary Jane Lapthorne, of London, and Brian and Carolyn Lapthorne, of Calgary. Special Uncle Jim to many nieces and nephews. Jim was a longtime employee of 3M Canada and made many friends during his time there, as well as through his involvement with the CAW Local 27. In his retirement, he loved to spend time with his kids on the golf course, or just enjoying a good ‘burg. Always one for a good laugh, an old story or a whistle and a song, he didn’t want you to be sad, so: “keep your chin up and keep your powder dry!” Jim wished to extend his deepest thanks to his sister and brother-in-law, Marrie and David Fullerton, for all their support over the years. Thank you to Queens Village for Seniors, Jim’s home for the past 15 years, where the staff and residents became not only dear friends but family. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, with information printed in the London Free Press. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, who took incredible care of Jim in his final days. 

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Vikkie GibsonJim will be missed by many especially the residents o Queens Village. He was a cherished friend to my Mom Frances and was very thoughtful and caring to her while she was a resident there. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Vikkie Gibson
Vikkie GibsonJim will be missed by many especially the residents o Queens Village. He was a cherished friend to my Mom Frances and was very thoughtful and caring to her while she was a resident there. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Vikkie Gibson
Marg and Jim MoffatDear Danielle and Jim Jim and I are sending virtual hugs to you. My Jim would always say your dad was one of the “good guys”. When they saw each other they always found a few things to have a laugh over Jim and Margie (Carolyn’s sister)
Leanne ChapmanDanielle & Jim, My deepest condolences to you at this time. I will miss our visits, his stories about how close golf games were against Danielle, how excited he was when he was going to be going to the Keg for supper with you, and the look in his eye when he would see a Cinnabon. He was such a genuine individual with a heart of gold.
Leesa CouperDanielle, My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your brother and the rest of your family. Such a difficult event to deal with at any time, but even more so during these trying days we find ourselves in. Be kind to yourself as you move through the journey of grief.
Chuck and Kathy Legg Kathy and I express condolences to Jim's family and to all his friends, of which there are very many. Lapper was a great teammate and friend of mine for many years. I have many wonderful memories of the good times we shared. Everyone liked Lapper! Sad to hear he's passed.
Tony & Helen BelliveauWe are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We knew him for many years and was always pleased to be in his Company especially at the Ball games many years ago. R.I.P Dear Friend I am sure you will be missed by many......Tony & Helen Belliveau
Bill DownieRest in peace brother-miss you and love you-Bill.
Steve and Toni Virag Ann Marie, Danielle and Jim we are saddened to here of Jim’s passing. We definitely had some very enjoyable times together on and off the field. His suffering is now over. Always remember the good days. RIP my friend.
Kim JovichevichDear Danielle, I am sorry that your father has passed away. Please know my thoughts are with you. Take good care. Kim Jovichevich
Herb & Roz PetersonAnn Marie, Danielle & Jim, We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Our memories are filled with fun Ball Team days together, many years ago. We wish you comfort and peace in the days ahead as you share your own memories of Jim. Cherish them in your heart always!
Shelly, Brayden and Heidi KnechtelAnn Marie, Danielle and Jim; David and Brian and families - Love and Peace be with you. We feel very sad to lose him but grateful to have many special memories of such a dear brother-in-law and Uncle Jim. Loved his witty sense of humour! He was a true sportsman. He had a passion for all sports, especially Golf. I will cherish the moments and memories of golfing together out at Echo Valley. Miss you Jim!
Bill CarriereTheresa and I would like to extend our condolences to Danielle and Jimbo. Lapper was a dear friend to us and I regret not visiting him more often. We enjoyed many round of golf together and a few games of crib during our breaks at 3m. He was talented at both but was an even better man with a big heart. Miss you brother
Donna MorrisonJimmy and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Donna and Dan Morrison Jimmy and family. We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Jim BackusMy condolences to all of jim's family I will always remember our golf trips & games we had over the years and his familiar call out to me :backouse" rest in peace lapper
Bill and Diana FarwellBill and I would like to express our condolences to Danielle and Jimmy on the passing of your dear father. We were neighbours on Speight Boulevard for years and Bill went to Sir Adam Beck High School with him as well as worked with him at 3M for many years. He was a very good man and good friend and will sadly be missed. Rest in Peace Lapper.
Barb HallJimmy and family. I am sending my sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult time. I hope your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Please know that as time passes and you think of him the memory will bring a smile to your lips before a tear will come to your eye. I am thinking of you all. Barb Hall
Wayne & Valerie ClarkYour condolences to Danielle and Jimmy on the passing of your father. We all have great memories of your father from golfing , football & baseball trips. He will always be remembered.
Meg PerinpanayagamI am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, Danielle. Hold on tight to all the laughter your Dad brought and all the memories that you and your family have shared. Take care.
Bob and Deanna HolmesWe would like to express our condolences to Jim's family. Jim was a great friend, teammate and fellow 3Mer for many years. We will miss him.
Randy MasonLaura andIwould like to offer our condolences to the Lapthorne family. To Danielle and Jimmy, your Dad will be remembered with respect. Oh, and his sense of humour.... Rest in Peace Lapper
Lynda WindsorMy condolences to all the Lapthorne family in your loss. Jim had many friends at 3M and we all have our own special memory of him God Bless
Liliani VieiraI am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Danielle. My condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
Gordon PayneLisa and I were very sorry to hear about your Dad, Danielle. I know the last few months have been difficult for you and your family. Our sincere condolences.
Jayne & Mike SimmonsDanielle, we are very saddened to hear of your dear father's passing. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and your family.
Terry ProvostDave and Mary Jane and the entire Lapthorne family Deepest sympathy. It is always tough to lose a sibling May he Rest in peace. Come Beck arouse you Terry
Pat and Kerri HennessyKerri and I would like to pass on our condolences to Danielle and Jimbo and all of the Lapthorne family. Lapper was a great friend to us all and will be greatly missed.
Glena (Barratt) ClearwaterCondolences to the Lapthorne family - from a former Langmuir Street neighbour and baby-sitter! Memories of the 1950s never fade. Rest in Peace
Dale and Dianne WhitelawDear Anne Marie, Danielle and Jimmy: we were so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. A thousand happy memories flooded our thoughts at the sound of his name. May your many happy times together with friends help you through this time. Sincerely Dale and Dianne Whitelaw
Paul ChimentiSending our sincere condolences to Dave, Mary Jane and family. Sincerely, Paul and Karen
Lynda HymanMy deepest condolences to the family and those that were fortunate enough to call Jim (Lapper) a friend. Those we hold dearest never truly leave us, they live on in our hearts and memories forever.
Kim & Al LaneDanielle and Jim we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. We hold so many wonderful memories of you guys and your dad. Love and hugs to you both.
Nancy MullerMy father, Howard Walker, was Jim’s table mate at Queens Village. Jim was a thoughtful and kind man who was generous with his time. My mother was confined to the 2nd floor and my dad was lonely. Jim scooped up Howie with a smile and a “man’s humor” making each mealtime something to enjoy. We shared many pleasurable conversations in the sunshine on the porch which I will always hold dear. The Beck vs Wheable rivalry brought a lot of laughs especially when he appeared in his team attire. Glorious moments to cherish! I know my dad would have been pleased with Jim watching his beloved golf sitting in his chair. Thanks for sharing Jim with us. Your father was a treasure!
Keith JohnstonDave/Mary Jane Brian/Carolyn We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We didn't know your brother Jim but it sure sounded like he was a full of fun guy. Thinking of you all at this time when all things are even more difficult than usual. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Regards & blessings. Phyl & Keith Johnston
Sheri Hyman Jim was always a good friend to my dad, Dave Hyman. Also, I remember him watching my sister, Kim and my fastball games. Jim was a man with a big heart and will be missed. Sincere condolences from Sheri & Kim Hyman
Robert GooderHi David and Brian. I am thinking of you in your time of loss. I coached Jim at Lady Beck summer park and Little League Football when he was 12 years old and he was the only one who could catch the 40 yard bombs of Don Luce. He was a good fastball team mate as well.
Bob GossAs someone who competed with Jim on the football field at Beck, the fastball diamond at Stronach and the bowling alley at Fleetway, I got the opportunity to see what a natural athlete he was. He loved to compete but loved being part of a team even more. We have some great memories from the numerous fastball tournaments and the after bowling social gatherings. You will be missed but remembered by all those who knew you Jim. RIP Bob & Terri
George KeelerDave, Mary Jane and family. My sincerest condolences on Jim's passing. He was the senior quarterback when I was playing junior. Back-to-back city champions. he was a good one. Always a Sir Adam Beck Spartan. George Keeler
Liz HodgeDear Danielle and Jimmy. I know you must be missing your dad terribly. I miss him ever day. from my very first day at Queens Village, Jim looked after me and pushed me in my chair wherever I needed to go. his kindness and sprit will stay with me always. I miss our weekend cribbage games very much. he was very competitive. Danielle, your golf games with Jim were the joy of his life; the way you took over when he became ill, was a great source of pride to him. he never had to worry about his appointments and treatments...he'd say "Danielle will know" Be good to each other and maintain your Keg dinners. that would make him very happy;to see Jimbo "eat everythging that wasn't nailed down". '.
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