McEWEN, Jamie (James William)
On December 30th, 2012 at Ian Anderson House in Oakville, Jamie passed away. A gracious, remarkable and true gentleman, who defined integrity and loyalty, has been lost prematurely. Jamie will be forever missed by his best friend and wife Carolyn with whom he shared a bond of love, laughter and an appreciation for life's lighter moments. He will also be sadly missed by son Colin, of whom Jamie was incredibly proud, and with whom he shared a love of history, skiing, and movies. Jamie will be mourned by his loving mother Barbara and devoted sister Alix (John Coo, Malcolm and Victoria) as well as by all of the Horsley family: Jim and Irene Horsley (his cherished parents-in-law) as well as Donna, Dave and Judith and their respective families. Jamie was predeceased by the father, John McEwen, whom he adored and admired in 1997.
Jamie was born in Winnipeg on July 1, 1960 and moved to Fonthill, Ontario in 1966, where he graduated from E.L. Crossley Secondary School in 1979. Jamie received a B.A. in History from Victoria College, University of Toronto, in 1983. He pursued studies at York University (Schulich School of Business) and graduated with an MBA in 1987. Jamie and Carolyn met while completing their MBA degrees, were married in 1991, and were blessed with the birth of their son Colin in 1994. Over the following years, the three were an inseparable trio, rejoicing in their life together, sharing each other's successes and trials, enjoying unforgettable times at the beloved family cottage on Crane Lake, and travelling widely on annual vacations where precious memories were made.
Beyond his family life, Jamie enjoyed great success as a businessman. He filled increasingly challenging positions in the financial services world as a marketing executive, and is remembered by all who worked for and with him as an exceptional boss, mentor and colleague.
Jamie fought a courageous battle throughout the autumn, helped by the outpouring of warmth and support from so many on ''Team Jamie''. It was Jamie's wish that a celebration of his life take place at a later date, and in a setting where his passion for boats, big and small, can be honoured. Further details will be forthcoming. Special thanks to Dr. Vitaly Bard and Dr. Cindy Quinton at Credit Valley Hospital for their excellent care, and to Dr. Pyle and all the staff and volunteers at Ian Anderson House for their exceptional and compassionate support. In lieu of flowers, Jamie's family would appreciate donations to Ian Anderson House. (www.ianandersonhouse.com).
Wednesday January 2, 2013
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