Hartling, James Freeman

Hartling, James Freeman

September 5th, 2020

January 3, 1955 – September 5, 2020

Peacefully at Parkwood Institute, on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the age of 65. Cherished husband of Mary Ellen. Proud father of Jeff Hartling (Katie) and Derek. Beloved grandfather of Quinn. Dear brother of Nancy Hartling (Don), Melanie Phillips (Al) and Cathy Baragar (Scott). Treasured uncle of Marc, Melissa, Ryan, Cindy, Amelia, Jennifer, Colin, Brian, Kathleen, Kristen and Mike. Survived by in-laws, Rita Vande Wetering, Bill Vande Wetering (Cathy), Elizabeth Pilot (Bruce) and Joanne Harding (Kevin). Missed by his aunt, Avis Turner and her family. Predeceased by his parents, James Freeman Hartling and Gretchen Hartling; brother David Hartling; sister Valerie and father-in-law John Vande Wetering. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Registration is required to attend the visitation and Celebration of Life at Westview Funeral Chapel.


To register, please click here: Westview Funeral Chapel's Celebration of Life registration page for James Freeman Hartling



Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. 


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Frances Devost CormierNancy & family Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. Please accept our condolences and know we are thinking of you. Much love & prayers. May the love of Jesus, Lord and Saviour sustain you, May his peace be with you❤️❤️
Stacey Taylor (Thompson)I am sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I have a lot of warm memories of Jim, Mary Ellen, Jeff, and Derek from when we were kids. It is never easy to lose someone you love. Praying that you take comfort with the many years of joy you shared. God bless.
Jutta O'FlahertySo sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Jutta
Bruce and Elizabeth PilotMaryEllen, Jeff, Katie, Quinn and Derek we cannot begin to express the deep sadness we feel for your loss. Jim will always be remembered for his amazing kindness, gentleness and huge love of his family. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
Norma ParkerI was so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. My condolences to all of Jim's family. Take comfort in all the memories of Jim you share and know they will be in your heart forever. Take Care.
Allan and Laura BordageDear Nancy, Don, and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your brother. We're keeping you in our prayers during this sad time. May you take comfort in the surrounding love of your family and friends, as well as your church family.
Donna and Ed MasonDear Nancy , Don and family Please accept our heart felt sympathies on the loss of your dear brother, Never easy to lose someone so loved, may you cherish your heart felt memories 💓
Sanja BetteridgeTo all of Jim's family. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim and will always remember the conversations we had. He was such a pleasure to work with and always spoke highly of his family. I am hoping you will all find the comfort in surrounding yourself with the love and memories you share of him and will continue to share. Sending you all prayers and strength during this very difficult time.
Cathy Rogers & Dan GoodwinNancy & family, our most sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear brother Jim. No words can express what you must be feeling. We pray for God’s comfort, peace, and blessings to surround you all at this difficult time. Cathy & Dan
Brad Mcmurray Surprised and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with Jim at Life Labs and he was always a pleasure to work with. He was dedicated to his work and also gregarious. We also shared a few rounds of golf with some laughs and a few groans. Again, sorry to hear this news, my condolences to all Jim's family.
Walter CraibI am sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was a friend of mine when his family lived in Wallace NS. I considered Jim as one of my best childhood friends. Regardless of any situation Jim maintained a positive spirit and a level of maturity well beyond his age. Unfortunately we lost touch once he and his family moved from Wallace (my regret). RIP friend.
Dave and Mary-Lou Mary Ellen and sons. Dave annI are saddened by the sudden loss of your wonderful husband and our dear friend. Sending you our deepest condolences now and during your time of sorrow. Love and many hugs.
Brian PilotUncle Jim was a good man. I always looked upto him, and always enjoyed talking to him. He always had such a positive outlook whenever we talked. I will miss, and wish I could have had more time to talk with him. He will be with us always.
Jane & George ZwepDear Mary Ellen and family. We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to you all. Treasure all the wonderful memories you had over the years with Jim as this will give you strength during these days ahead. You are surrounded by love and may this comfort you all. Love Jane and George and the entire Klumper family.♥️♥️♥️
Eileen Smithers Dear Mel, So, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Brother. May God help you all through This difficult time in your life. God bless you all.
Patrick & Kara PetzKara and I were deeply saddened to learned of Jim's passing. I'm glad to have known him. For over 10 years I knew Jim from our pool league at Hustler Billiards, first as an opponent and then as a team mate. He was always in good spirits, easy going and would pass the time with conversation between games. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Mary Ellen, Derek, and the rest of Jim's family during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.
Peter Schimmer and Patty ClarkePatty and I extend Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Jim was An amazing, kind and genuine Man. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this terrible time.
Vicki and FinMel, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your boys at this sad time. Jim was such a wonderful man and we remember many fun times in Oliphant, out on the lake or at Kym’s or Cherie’s. Please know we are here to help in any way we can. All our love Vicki and Fin
Jim and AlyssaJeff, we are thinking about you today and sending lots of love and positive energy your way. With hope, Jim, Alyssa and Little Asher
Grace ClarkDear Mary Ellen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Jim. There are no words to ease the pain. With sympathy, Dave and Grace xo
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