James Early

Jim Early

Saturday, November 17th, 1956 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Early, James Arthur (Jim)
Peacefully at Grand River Hospital on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the age of 63. Loving Dad of Sarah Early, Rebecca Early (Jonathan) and Jarrod. Cherished grandfather of Peyton, Emmett and Noah. Remembered by his sister Mary Jo Lockie (John). Predeceased by his parents Daniel and Mary; and his brother Daniel. Jim will also be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Service will be held at Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Spring Interment - Boston Mills Cemetery, Inglewood. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers made to Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

A tree will be planted in memory of Jim in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 2:30pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Pastor Bill Barwick
  • Interment

    Boston Mills Cemetery
    1942 Boston Mills Road
    Caledon, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Dods & McNair Reception Centre
    21 First Street
    Orangeville, On L9W 2C8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN FOUNDATION.


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Private Condolence

Kathy MacDougall

Posted at 09:37am
To Jim?s family I send heartfelt condolences. Many many years ago, Dan and Mary Early and family were our neighbours in Inglewood. I grew up alongside them and often babysat Jim, Bill, and Mary Jo. Mary Jo, you have suffered many losses and my heart goes out to you and yours. Cherish the memories and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. I have lived in Alberta for many years now, but my Inglewood years are near and dear to my heart! May God wrap you in his arms and bring you peace. Sincerely, Kathy Walker (MacDougall) family of Audrey and Sandy Walker

Elizabeth Chambers

Posted at 09:39am
To My Children,
Sarah, Rebecca and Jarrod
Over these past few weeks you have endured so much, but, you have done it together.
I can't express how proud I am of who you are and who you have become.
Your dad will always have a special place in my heart, without him I wouldn't have you three.
You now have each other, the support of your family and your friends. We will always be here for you.

From this day forward you can go with peace in your hearts. I can say this for 2 reasons;
1 - Your Dad loved you
2 - You loved him back
That's all that matters!

Love Mom oxox

Elizabeth Chambers

Posted at 09:23am
To Mary Jo,
Some may know, some may not know that my journey into the Early family all began with you.
We were childhood friends that started in public school and continued into adult life. We had great times. Some most memorable at the Inglewood arena, following the hockey team on bus trips and the fall dances. Life was simple and life was fun!
Mary Jo, you yet again have suffered a great loss, but I know you will get through this. You have always had a positive attitude, and a sincere happiness for life.
By your side you have John, your kids, family and your friends!
My heart goes out to You, John, Blake, Stacey and Nathen.
Love, Beth (Fitter, Early) Chambers

Susan Lorenz

Posted at 12:13pm
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I knew Jim many years ago along with his parents and siblings while growing up in Inglewood. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Calvin Smith

Posted at 11:38am
My condolences to Jim's children, his sister Mary Jo; Ginny, Darryl, Dwayne, Sherry and Jeff Presley along with the Cook families on the loss of Jim Early. He was one of my childhood friends from Inglewood, ON.

Calvin Smith

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