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Obituary for Ronald James "Jim" Weiler

With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to Jim on July 19, 2022.  In March of this year, Jim was diagnosed with cancer for a third time.  He faced cancer with courage, hope and love for all of those around him.   

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Lovett and his cherished sons, Carson and Jamie.

He is lovingly remembered by his mother, Joanne (nee Sauer), siblings Robin McQuillan (Gary), Sherry and Rick (Tina), his nephew Robert and nieces, Codie and Kathryn.

Jim has always been welcomed and loved by the Lovett family.  He will be forever missed by Lynn’s parents, Herb and Marilyn, and her sister, Lori Lovett (Craig Bascombe) and niece, Charlotte.

Sadly, Jim was predeceased by his father, Ron Weiler in May 2022.

Jim was born and grew up in Guelph, Ontario and shared wonderful and, sometimes funny stories and memories about life with his parents, 3 siblings, large extended family (Weiler/Sauer) and many friends.Together with Lynn, Carson and Jamie, he loved to return home to spend time with his friends and family in Elora, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. He enjoyed long walks in the Elora Gorge and playing his guitar while engaging others in sing-a-longs.

Jim was a wonderful father to Carson and Jamie.  He shared a loving partnership with Lynn.  His love for his family was central to the way he lived.  The life they shared together formed lasting memories that will help carry them through.

Jim studied at Carleton University and had a long career with TD Canada Trust.  In his 40s, Jim had the courage to follow his heart and study to become a psychotherapist at St. Paul University in Ottawa. In his practice, he cultivated and maintained connections with colleagues to share experience and to continuously grow.  He impacted the lives of his clients in so many positive ways.

Jim was joyous and kind, with a contagious zest for life and fun.  He had an unassuming and comfortable way, and made people feel special, no matter their age.  Jim loved kids and they loved him back.  He always found a way to make them laugh and relate to them friend to friend.  He lived a full and rich life, filled with love, passion, music, generosity and kindness.

Jim was especially passionate about music.  His talent shone through as he played guitar, drums, bass and many more instruments.  He sang with his full heart, and was a valued member of the many different bands he was a part of over the years. Jim would entertain his friends and family on most cottage and camping trips, playing his acoustic guitar and singing great songs from his ever growing repertoire. This is where he became “Campfire Jimmy”, one of his many nicknames. 

He cared deeply about the environment and nature.  Algonquin Park held a very special place in his heart, and he took many canoe trips there with family and friends.  He loved to walk with our dog Pepper in Brewer Park and brought her much joy launching her orange ball.  

Jim was an accomplished cook, builder, hockey coach, Ultimate player, canoeist, camper, fisherman, avid cross-country skier, hiker and traveller.  He loved to host dinners and gather with people. He was Mister “Ambiance” and took great pride in ensuring the candles were lit, the music set the mood, the food was delicious and the wine just right. 

Jim was a cherished friend to a large and varied circle.  He spent many happy times with those friends, and with his family.  Their devotion and thoughtfulness over the past months is greatly appreciated by Jim, Lynn, Carson and Jamie.  Jim was very grateful for the support and care he received from Lynn and Sherry through his cancer challenges, and the devotion of his mother Joanne, and his sons Carson and Jamie here in Ottawa.  Together with Jim, we are thankful for the care he received through the Ottawa Hospital, Cancer Centre, General Campus, and at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto. 

Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), on Saturday, July 30 from 1-3pm and 5-7pm. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. To view the livestream of the Service please click here. Masks are required for all attendees of the visitation and/or Service. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations to The Friends of Algonquin Park appreciated.

A casual gathering of friends and family in the quiet yard and out in front of our home at 18 Galt Street, where Jim enjoyed many years of his life, will follow from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

On Saturday, September 3rd between 3:00 and 5:00pm, there will also be a casual, drop-in joint celebration of life for Jim and his dad at the family home in Elora.


Jim Weiler Video Tribute