Jack Richardson posted a condolence
Monday, December 9, 2019Mr. Sheehy remains my most memorable teacher and I have always maintained the utmost respect for him. Whenever I am in a dark room and the lights are being turned on, I think "cover!"
Elizabeth Sheppard née Sommerdyk posted a condolence
Wednesday, November 27, 2019Dear Monica, Ben, Paul, Tim and families, Mr. Sheehy was an exceptional man. I have fond memories of many happy visits to the Sheehy residence where I was always treated with respect and kindness by both Mr. and Mrs. Sheehy. Thinking of you all and hoping that this difficult year ends on a kinder note, Elizabeth
Gerry McIntyre posted a condolence
Saturday, November 9, 2019My deepest thoughts and condolences to all family members. May God be with you as you mourn the passing of a true gentleman. James, (Jimmy) to me taught me how to water ski when I was only 16. He then dated my aunt and was new to Ridgetown. My father in law repaired his bikes for years. Yes I have vivid memories of time spent together. May God bless.
Marty Davis posted a condolence
Saturday, November 2, 2019I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies on your loss and hope that you are being comforted at this time. Your Dad was one of the most intelligent persons I have ever met he even helped me prepare for a test after my high school years on his own time and didn't ask anything for his help a truly incredible gifted man!
Rick Youlton posted a condolence
Friday, November 1, 2019Tim, Paul, Ben & Monica Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. Mr. Sheehy was an unforgettable teacher, who like so many things in life we appreciate more with time. He taught life lessons as much as he did history. He truly understood and fulfilled his role in influencing and shaping young people, and what better evidence of that is there than you, his children, who were just as kind, smart and respectful as he and your mother. We are all better people for having Mr. Sheehy touch our lives - what a legacy he left! Little wonder why God shared your dad's presence with you and the rest of us for so long. May God continue to bless you and your families as you celebrate your fathers life. I will keep you all in my prayers. Rick Youlton Chatham
Monica Robertson posted a condolence
Friday, October 25, 2019Dear Tim, Paul, Ben, Monica and families, Your Dad was a genuine, brilliant, and gentle man and all of us that had the privilege of knowing him were truly blessed! We will cherish our precious memories of both he and your Mom. As you navigate through this difficult time, may it somehow help to know that you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our most sincere sympathy, Marlies Muehmer, Ralph, Monica and families
Art & Carol Nadelle posted a condolence
Monday, October 21, 2019Dear Monica, Paul, Tim & Ben: Our sincere condolences are with you & your loved ones.. We have always felt close to the Sheehy family. We looked up to both your parents. Your father was an amazing scholar and a fine gentleman. They both enhanced our life. If we ever had a history question we'd go to Jim. His responses were complete, always insightful and interesting. He and your Mom were both wonderful people and so generous to those less fortunate. We cherish the many happy memories of times spent with them. Our son Tim was fortunate enough to have Jim as his history teacher. He was very impressed with how exceptionally well he knew his subject and commented several times that he felt Mr. Sheehy should have been teaching at the university level. He felt privileged and grateful to have been in his class during his last year in teaching. with love from Carol & Art Nadelle
Tim & Rosemary Larkin posted a condolence
Sunday, October 20, 2019Tim, Paul, Ben , Monica & families, Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father/grandfather. Mr. Sheehy was a memorable teacher and the finest gentleman one could ever meet. Conversations with him left one feeling only pure admiration and deepest respect for this man who was one of a kind. May all your memories of him keep you focused on all that he represented in each of your lives. It is doubtful that we will ever see a man of Mr. Sheehy's caliber pass this way again. God bless.
Janet Morrell posted a condolence
Saturday, October 19, 2019Like so many others on this page I fondly remember Mr Sheehy’s history classes and often quote him. He was a very kind person whose support and advice was appreciated. Janet Morrell
Margaret Johnston posted a condolence
Saturday, October 19, 2019I so enjoyed his history classes. His breadth of knowledge was inspiring. Later he was most patient and kind when I joined the history department as a teacher. A scholar and a gentleman.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Claudie MacAskill (Wilkinson) posted a condolence
Friday, October 18, 2019Paul and Tim, I have such fond memories of your father. How kind he was to remember me and my brothers when we were children on King Street, what a thoughtful greeting he left in my yearbook in high school and how much I enjoyed his history classes. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father - a real class act.
Larry & Patricia Rumble posted a condolence
Friday, October 18, 2019Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your Father, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. Your Father was a wonderful teacher and a very respected gentleman. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
Alan Claeys posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019Sorry to hear Paul. My condolences to you and families
Robert Stover posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019I along with so many others remember Mr. Sheehy in my RDHS years. Mr. Sheehy had a distinct classroom decorum as he delivered history as the course curriculum. Mr. Sheehy's unique decorum ensured all students could participate equally in the classroom. His classroom decorum gave great respect to each individual and treated every student the same. It also encouraged that each student pay attention throughout the class in a respectful manner. Mr. Sheehy's method of teaching encouraged true learning. I also had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Sheehy outside the classroom as I chummed with his sons Ben and Paul and as a result of that friendship, I got to know all the family members of the wonderful Sheehy family including Tim and Monica. I know that Mr. Sheehy was a wonderful spouse to his dear late wife and a caring father to his each of his children. I send my condolences to all of the Sheehy family. Please know that I am thinking about each of you at this difficult time. Bob Stover
Claude Cantin posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019Sorry to hear of the passing of your Father, Paul. Sending my condolences to you and your family.
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Thursday, October 17, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rosemary Mitton posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019To the family, Truly a day does not go by that Craig and I don't quote Mr Sheehy. He made a real impact on us as a teacher and by the way he lived his wife, along with Mrs. Sheehy. I would mention that to him when we had a chance to visit in town and at the Village. Sending love to all. Rosemary and Craig Mitton, and family. Lavender 123
Richard and Fran Lucid posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019Dear Tim, Paul, Ben and Monica and families, We are saddened to hear of your father's passing. What a remarkable life he had, always true to himself! How many lives he touched including our own when we arrived here as new teachers in 1970. Mr. Sheehy, a legend at RDHS! You have the right to be proud of this amazing man! We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him as well as to get to know him. Eventually, he took us aside and said we could call him Jim.
Paul Thibault posted a condolence
Thursday, October 17, 2019My deepest condolences to the Sheehy family Mr Sheehy was one of the most insightful teacher I have ever met
Stan & Edna Brien posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Sheehy family. Your Dad/Grandfather made a most exceptional contribution to all the lives he touched during his teaching career as we can see from the many tributes here. I enjoyed meeting and talking to many of you last summer at the Village. He must have been so proud of all of you. We were pleased to attend their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. I will miss and remember the many conversations I had with him.
Kevin Kerr posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Deepest sympathies to the entire family on your loss. While RDHS had many excellent teachers, Mr. Sheehy was in a class of his own. Yes he taught history - but he also taught us the power in treating others with dignity and respect. Not easy in a high school environment. I have nothing but good memories of your father / grandfather / great-grandfather. May he rest in the peace that he so richly deserves.
Pat Gales posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019My condolences to the Sheehy family. Mr. Sheehy taught history and I was oh so fortunate to have him in Grades 12 and 13. He not only taught us history but to take responsibility for our decisions and to look beneath the surface of world events. He was kind, had a dry sense of humour and honest. I have never forgotten my time in his classes. I'm sure he has left you all with a sense of ethics and love. Treasure his memory.
Yvonne Cooper posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019I will always remember Oom Jims' honesty, kindness, his dedication to his family. One of the many memories was long ago when I was a teenager. On a visit to "the farm" the family had stopped at a fruit stall and bought oranges.When they were being shared out it was discovered that there were 13 oranges, not the dozen that were paid for. Oom Jim made the 20 minute drive back to the store to pay for the extra orange. Oom Jim will be missed.
Douglas E Stirling posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019i am sorry for your family;s loss Some teachers you don’t forget. I had Mr Sheehy as a history teacher at Ridgetown .He was the fairest teacher and gave each student a new start which much impressed our class of troublemakers, he was also involved in the cadets when it was compulsory for all the guys he dealt with the uniforms vintage 1944 Sorry to hear of his passing,my condolences .
The Clark Family posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019We are deeply sadden for your loss. May Our Lord and Savior be with you during this time.
Bobbi Brown (Coakley) posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019What a nice picture Monica. I am so sorry for your loss. I absolutely adored your father as a teacher. My sympathies to you, your brothers, and all of the remaining family members.
Sharron Gillett (Praill) & John Pul posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Deborah & Tim & Family We are sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!
Glen & Margie Richardson posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Our sincere condolences to the Sheehy family. Mr. Sheehy was a exceptional teacher and a fine gentleman. He will be greatly missed and remembered in our town.
Dennis Boylan posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Some teachers you don’t forget! I had Mr Sheehy as a history teacher at Ridgetown and enjoyed his classes.Sorry to hear of his passing,my condolences to all.
janice & bill williams posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019very sorry to read of Jim's death after along and exceptional life. he was very generous with helpful advise as a department head and colleague. think of the number of lives he influenced in his life. you should be proud.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Catharine Hogan posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Mr. Sheehy was a gifted & kind teacher and a fine gentleman. Catharine Hogan
Geraldine Clark posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Condolences to family. I my memory, Mr Sheehy was a favorite history teacher at RDHS for the 4 years that I was a student there. He always impressed me as being a kind and compassionate person.
Alan Gillard posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Condolences to Ben aND all his family.
Theresa and Max Hoffman posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019We are so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your father. He was a very patient, kind and wise man. Both my husband and I were students in his classroom many years ago. I remember him also from St. Michael's Parish. Our hearts go out to you in this very difficult time. Please know that your father made a difference in many people's lives and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Scott Smith posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019I am sorry to her of Mr. Sheehy's passing. He taught me for several years at RDHS, although I admit History was not one of my strong subjects. Several times when called on in class to answer a question or when grading my tests he would never tell me I was wrong, he would always say "At least an attempt". In later years Mr. and Mrs. Sheehy would often visit my restaurant for a meal and a conversation. I truly admired Mr. Sheehy and respected him not only as teacher, but a friend. I will miss him. My thoughts are with all of you. Scott Smith
Ron Gelderland posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Mr Sheehy was a exceptional teacher and a gentleman. He will be missed ! Very sorry !
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Bill Carnie posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 15, 2019Sheehan family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I am sure he is happy to be reunited with your mother. Your dad was one of those people that impacted the lives of every person that sat in his classroom or had the opportunity to sit and chat about so many topics. His influence on the history of the students at RDHS is immeasurable. God bless you all, and may he rest in eternal peace. Bill Carnie