Obituary published on January 18, 2022.

Sydney Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world. The world suddenly lost a true gentleman on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at age 67. Jim lived his whole life being kind towards others and funnily enough, he passed away because of an enlarged heart. He proudly displayed his accolades from organizations on the wall but rarely spoke of them. Most people would remember Jim helping the seniors with their groceries or perhaps stocking shelves at Sobeys in Sydney River. He was well known, well respected and never missed a chance to say “how’s she going, buddy” or a reply with “good, dear, good”. All animals were his friends. His fridge was filled to the brim with the best of carrots and apples to feed his friend’s horses and donkey as he experienced the repercussions of the electric fence! When he moved into his apartment, it presented the opportunity to meet all kinds of good-hearted Capers. Jim delighted in taking them out in his new SUV for their appointments, taking them to visit their families, treated them to a good meal, exchanged the newspaper, special attention was given to the ill tenants, or just a Sunday drive ending up with an ice cream cone. Jim was the ninth child of ten children of Herbert (Bert) and Johanna (MacNeil) Shannon of Sydney River. He is survived by siblings, Greg (Cari), Palm Desert, USA, Joe, Long Point, CB, Steve (Judi), Ontario, Jayne Reid, New Glasgow, Frank (Hyewon), Toronto, David (Brenda), Black Point, Pictou County, John (Ingrid), Cole Harbour, Terry (Janine), Howie Centre, CB and sister-in-law, Mary Lou. Also left to mourn their Uncle Jim are many, wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins and one aunt. Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by brother, Herb; sister-in-law, Ruthie and brother-in-law, John K. Reid. A celebration of life for the late Jim Shannon will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St), Whitney Pier on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2 p.m. A private interment will take place at a later date. Covid protocols will be practiced. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences can be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com. If you wish to honour Jim’s memory, see the good in people, help them and be kinder today than you were yesterday.

SOURCE www.saltwire.com

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Michael MacLellan Follow Me
Terry, so sorry to hear of Jims passing, my condolences and symphaty you you and the entire family !

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