The PGA of Ontario Remembers Class "A" Life Professional - Jim Windsor (1926-2022)

The PGA of Ontario Remembers Class "A" Life Professional - Jim Windsor (1926-2022)

The PGA of Ontario Remembers Class "A" Life Professional - Jim Windsor (1926-2022)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of PGA of Ontario, Class "A" Life Professional - Mr. Jim Windsor.

It is with much sadness that the family of Jim Windsor announces his passing at home on September 5, 2022 in his 97th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife and life partner, Dorothy.

Jim was born July 27, 1926, in Carluke, Scotland. His family moved to Canada shortly after his birth. A child of the depression Jim grew up in Oakville, Ontario where he and his brother Jack helped the family by doing odd jobs. At a young age, he learned to play the bagpipes and was the youngest member of a military pipe band, often marching in their parades. As a young teen, he served as a Page in the Ontario legislature when Mitch Hepburn was premier. Jim and his brother also caddied at Oakville Golf Club. This led Jim to his lifelong career and passion, the game of golf. He started his career as a club professional at the Arnprior golf course where he met and fell in love with Dorothy. They were married in 1951 and shared their lives for 68 years until her death in 2020. In 1953 he was offered the position of Head Golf Professional at the prestigious Sunningdale G.C. in London by Col. J.G. Thompson. He remained at Sunningdale for 37 years and became a fixture of the London golf community. A wonderful teacher, he introduced hundreds of youngsters to the game, running group lessons for 50 or more children at a time. Always the energetic entrepreneur, Jim started a side business in 1958 selling golf accessories to local courses and with Dorothy's help, grew it into a very successful Canada-wide enterprise.

Jim was known for his keen wit and great people skills. He made a great many friends throughout his long life. Jim will be remembered for his generosity and compassion. He had the rare ability to always make those around him feel comfortable and welcome no matter what their age or position.

Jim is predeceased by his brother Jack and sister Rene. Loving father of James (Sheila), Tom, Dan (Kelly) and Anne, and proud grandfather of Jessica, Claire, Kyle, Rachel and Brennan, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Our sincere gratitude to Crescent and the other caring professionals who assisted Jim in his final years.

Visitation on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St at Richmond. On Saturday, September 10 there will be a visitation at 1:00 pm followed by a 2:00 pm memorial service at St. Aidan's Anglican Church 1246 Oxford St. West.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Courtesy of the London Free Press