James “Jim “Arthur Downey, age 64, of Stratford and formerly of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Wednesday June 23, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hamilton, Son of the late John and Loretta (Simmons) Downey. Father of Jamie Downey and Michael Downey (Leah). Jim will be fondly remembered by his siblings; Lorrie Powless, Doug (Jane) Downey, Sandy Andress and his sister-in-law Wendy Burmister-Downey and his many nieces and nephews. Jim was employed in the transportation business for many years most recently with Kim Tam Transport. Beside his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother Ian Downey.  In keeping with Jim’s wishes cremation will take place, with a private gathering of his family and close friends.  Jim will be interred in Garden Lane Cemetery (Flamborough, ON). As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to LHSC Pediatric Cancer Research through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

 

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