elevated Jui1Q September 12, 1932 – November 20, 2019

elevated Jui1Q Funeral Mass

elevated Jui1Q Within Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – The Chapel of St. Joseph

elevated Jui1Q Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

elevated Jui1Q Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated Jui1Q Reception 
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

elevated Jui1Q Saturday, November 30, 2019 at approximately 3:00 p.m
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated Jui1Q Obituary

elevated Jui1Q Having lived life fully for 87 years, James Francis Peter O’Donnell will be missed by his beloved and devoted wife Anne Marie (White), his sons Patrick (Mary) (Andrea deceased), Kevin (Rita), James (Claudine), and his daughter Kerry (Scott Watson).  His memory will be shared with love by his grandchildren Erin, Jaime, Neil, Sean, Rachel, Jessica, James, Jordan, Emma and step granddaughters Emily and Sarah.  Jim will be fondly remembered by his brothers Jack, Anthony (Beverley) and sisters Peggy (Russell Duggan), Joan and Theresa (Rod Perry).  Jim is now reunited with his father James, mother Violet and brothers Michael and Patrick who predeceased him.  He will be held dear in the hearts of his many nephews, nieces, cousins, many relatives in Ireland and his many friends in London, Toronto and Florida. 

elevated Jui1Q Born in Cabbage town in Toronto in 1932. He was the President and CEO of Commercial Credit Corporation until he joined Scotiabank in 1979, as a General Manager in the Commercial area before accepting the position of Senior Vice President with overall responsibility for the Bank’s retail portfolio.  In 1995 he accepted the position as Director General Adjunto with the then acquired Mexican Bank, Banco Inverlat, with added responsibility in Argentina and Chile.  Shortly after retirement at age 66 he was a Founding Partner in a very successful Mexican Company Pendulum, which he oversaw for over 5 years. 

elevated Jui1Q Jim sat on the Boards of over 20 Companies, Business, Educational, Hospital and Charitable organizations.  Among these he was Chairman of the Board of Commercial Credit Corporation Ltd., R.A. Auto Fleet Leasing, Pendulum Associates (Mexico) and Centennial College.  He was a Board Member of Four Hospitals, the Canadian Association, Scotiabank Mexico, Scotia Factors, Equifax, American Bankers Association and Control Data amongst other Company Boards. 

elevated Jui1Q Jim had a strong belief in that nothing that is important and meaningful in life came easy and that a strong work ethic was the catalyst to success.  He practiced and believed that giving something back to life was critical and that Family ties were extremely important to obtain the full benefits of life.  He was a great believer in living a life that mattered in every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice and encouraged others to emulate this process.  He was active in sports for many years and latterly spent more time playing golf as a Member of the Bayview club in Toronto, the Riverbend club in London and the Plantation club in Florida.

elevated Jui1Q Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society in Jim’s honour. 

Jim’s motto in life was to always put family first and to be the best you can at all things!