A resident of Ridgetown, James Sheehy passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 96.
Born in Woodstock, Ontario, James was the son of the Timothy and Mary (Forrest) Sheehy.
Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Cornelia Wilhelmina Maria Sheehy (nee Annegarn).
Cherished father of Timothy Sheehy (Deborah) of Omaha, Nebraska, Paul Sheehy of Kanata, Ontario, Benedict Sheehy (Susan) of Canberra, Australia and Monica Sheehy-Bacic (Robert) of Chatham, Ontario.
Proud Grandpa of Adam (Rachel), Brendan (Sarah), Cameron; Grace (Patrick), Anne; Maiya; late Andrew (2015), Joyce, Matthew and Justin.
Great-Grandpa to Evalyna and Lucas.
Predeceased by his two brothers Ansbert 'Al' Shay and John 'Jack' Sheehy.
James moved to Ridgetown in 1952 where he taught at Ridgetown District High School for his entire teaching career. He was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Ridgetown. James loved reading, learning, classical music, sailing, playing the piano, the outdoors and cross-country skiing.
Cremation to take place with a Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
Donations made in memory of James to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, 519-674-3141