James Jordan Lovell

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of James Jordan Lovell of Charing Cross, on June 3rd 2020, at the age of 79. He was born in Chatham, the son of late Steve and Lettie Lovell. Loving husband of Gale Elizabeth Lovell for 56 years. Loving Father of Tracy Catherine Mandeno and husband Todd, Jamie Scott Lovell and partner Stacey Dawn Tucker and her daughter Rachael of Ajax. He will be deeply missed by grandchildren Ashely Lawrence of Calgary, Tabitha Jennings, Tiffany Lovell (Jordan Lesy) of Chatham and Jamie Lee Lovell (Fayth) of Ajax.

Great grandfather of Ella Bentson of Calgary, Alice Rivers of Ajax and Tyson D’Ornellas of Ajax.

He worked at International Harvester, while farming with his father, then became an experienced DZ/AZ truck driver for many years making Canadian and USA runs, until he was forced to retire due to medical problems.

Many thanks to the VON Palliative Care program and the many supportive people that cared for him, and an extra thanks to Nurse Sue Arnold for all the special care she gave to Jim and his family.

Donations to The Chatham Kent Hospice would be appreciated. For Jim’s love and care of his 3 precious cats, donations to local animal care groups would also be appreciated.

After the cremation a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date and time.

40 Comments on “James Jordan Lovell”

  1. Our sympathy to Gale and family . Jim was always a nice guy and a great neighbour . Out thoughts are with you at this time .
    Ray & Gail Poissant

  2. Gale and entire Lovell family. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Cousins John & Loretta Hendrie

  3. Gale and family
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .He was the best neighbor,he was always there when you needed help.
    Love Charlie & Linda Lekavy

  4. Gail, Tracy, Jamie and families,
    May you find comfort in your precious memories.
    Thinking of you.

  5. Gale, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I pray that when your heart is empty, time will soften the edges and fill it with happy memories.

  6. Tracy, Todd and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Dad! We are thinking of you with love and compassion! Much Love, Uncle John and Aunt Debby.

  7. Gale and Family,
    Sending condolences as we are thinking of you at this difficult time. May you find comfort sharing memories with family and friends.
    Allan, Betty, Elizabeth, and David

  8. Gale and family , I offer sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time and may you have fond memories of the times you spent together which will grow more precious as we soldier on.

    George Sims

  9. Gale so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time Sincerly ,Gail❤️

  10. Gail and family
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. It is wonderful memories and friends that help us through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lila Carroll

  11. Gale, Tracy, Jamie & family it is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. Memories will bring smiles to your faces and warm your hearts at this difficult time.
    Frank & Brenda Hoyles

  12. Gail and family,
    I was sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. I hope all the great memories you have built together will help you through the more difficult times. Looking forward to seeing you soon ( pool ? )

  13. So sorry to hear the sad news, Gale. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Sending hugs to you.

  14. Please send our sincere condolences to the family from the dishwasher Lu at Flapjacks on Lacroix. They were avid customers at our location. Will miss him.

  15. Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    We enjoyed visiting during coffee at the restaurant. Our thoughts are with you Gale and family.

  16. Gale and Family. We are sorry for your loss. There are many memories of family get togethers with Jim like fishing at the river as young lads, Father’s Day in Alviston , breakfast after his by pass surgery. There has been many more memories that will get you through this difficult time. Kudos off to you all for the journey you helped Jim complete. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Neal and Marlene & family

  17. Oh Gale, I am so sad that your life’s journey with Jim beside you has physically ended.
    Saying your final good-byes, even with the support of palliative care, is heart wrenching and so difficult.

    Although we can’t surround you with our arms right now, please know that the electronic hugs and words of support found within the comments at this site bring with them a flood of love for you and your family. May they bring you a measure of peace.

  18. Tracy and family I remember your dad fondly. One of my favourite people I ever worked with! My sympathies to you and all the family.

    1. Thank you Karen I remember my Dad always saying how nice and respectful you were working together and the donuts he brought in your office lol

  19. Gary & I are so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent or Grandparent leaves a hole in the family, but we know that the memories of good times & laughter fill this place to help each other remember.
    Papa was the rule enforcer, riddle master, side lines cheerleader who hid behind a tough exterior with his own style of denim & suspenders that Ashley,Ella, Tabitha, Tiffany & Jamie (& now new additions to our family such as Jordan, Fayth & Alice) could appreciate.
    His softest spots were for his Kids, his Grandchildren & now Great Grandchildren who he had made an effort to have special bonds with each, and they will remember in their own ways.
    He would never be front and center and at games, concerts and dance recitals, he found his own spot to sit at the sidelines through each and every one for each child cheering them on & showing love & support.
    He will continue to be on the sidelines supporting you, cheering you & loving you as he always has, just in a different way.

  20. In hearing about Jim’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you Gale and your family. It was always a pleasure seeing Jim at the cafe and we will miss him dearly. Shelley, Amber and myself extend our condolences.

  21. Gale & Family
    Our sincere condolences
    May all the memories bring you comfort during this difficult time

    Sending you some love

  22. Gale my thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May your precious memories bring you peace. Blessings & hugs.
    Linda Rieger

  23. Was sorry to hear that your husband passed away, praying for peace & comfort for you & your family as you celebrate his life. Sincerely, Anne Foster ( pool friend )

  24. So sorry to hear of your loss Gale…I enjoyed Jim’s sense of humour he will be missed. Dawn

  25. Gale and family. We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always a great guy and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by so many but never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Doug and Darlene Bateman (cousin)

  26. Dear Gail, Tracey, Jamie & families……so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing…..my most sincere sympathy to you all !!
    Treasure your happy memories and know you are in my thoughts and prayers !!
    God Bless ……..friend & neighbour…..Vera Moore

  27. Gale and family. Jim will always hold such a special place in my heart. I enjoyed our visits; even when ge was a man of few words!! Honoured and blessed for the moments we shared!!! His kind words are forever ingrained in my ♥️. Jim rest well beautiful soul. Gale you are so wonderful as well. I will miss you both. Our deepest condolences.

  28. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family we’ll miss Jim for coffee and a muffin at the Corner Cafe Gerry , Deb and staff

  29. Gale..just heard of Jim’s passing last night from Gloria. Don’t know how I missed hearing. Please accept my sincere condolences. Sending love to you and the family as you journey through this difficult time.

  30. Growing up in Charing Cross, I was so lucky to spend time as Mr. Lovell’s neighbour. I called him “Zuh”. I’m not sure why, but he was Zuh. I’d walk over to his house and talk to him about anything and everything. He’d always take the time to answer my many questions, listen to be natter about nothing and tell me stories. Even though I moved away from Meadowview in the late 90s, I still remember Zuh. He was also really good at telling my parents when my brother and I took the car when we weren’t supposed to, or how many people we had over when our parents were away. He really kept watch over us, and I really look back with awesome memories. All the best thoughts to Mrs. Lovell, Tracy and Jamie.

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