Born February 1, 1933, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Died October 31, 2022, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
It is with sadness, but also comfort, that we advise of the passing of Mathew James, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend, in “his 90th year.” He passed peacefully with Helen, Doreen and Edward at his bedside and JF and Desmond in his heart. Remembered for his generousity, sense of humour, and desire to feed the masses, Mathew was a truly memorable man who touched many people throughout his long and full life. He didn’t suffer fools lightly and was quick to offer his unique advice, equally enjoying sharing his views with learning something new. Listening to timeless music brought him pleasure, but let’s face it, his one true enjoyment in life was a good quality chocolate, one where cocoa butter, and not sugar, was within the first three ingredients.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry Street, Nepean, Ontario. For those unable to attend, the ceremony can be viewed using a link Funeral Service Link.
In lieu flowers, and aligned with his wishes, please consider a donation to one of the following: the Regional Referral Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation; Chalice, a Catholic international aid charity focussed on child, family, and community development; or Effect Hope, a charity that supports people and communities affected by leprosy.