James Francis Sills
Surrounded by the love of his family, with the singing of “Amazing Grace” filling the air, James Francis Sills, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus on Jan. 27, 2019.
In his 73 years among us, Jim lived life with love for his family, devotion to faith and service to our community. Jim was a valued source of service and wisdom on Seaforth’s main street as the fourth generation owner of Sills Hardware. His wit and friendly demeanour gifted all of us with a reason to smile.
In death, his gifts as an organ donor changed the lives of others in ways beyond the description of words.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years Anne (née Achilles) and their children Tracey and Jeff McKee, Edward (Ted) Sills, Donald (Don) and Lindsay Sills, and Timothy (Tim) and Jennifer Sills. He will be also fondly remembered by Tara Sills.
Memories of a very special grandpa will be cherished by grandchildren Mitchell, Taylar, Isaiah, Mathew, Jacob, Matteo, Dinah, Ella, Leah, Lydia, Elena, Margaret, and Ada.
Fond memories of a much-loved brother remain with siblings and siblings-in-law Anne and John Mason, Mary and Gerald Townsend, Jane and Leonard Muegge, Margaret and Phil Beard, and Joan and Neil Johnston, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
In faith, we trust Jim’s spirit is now reunited in eternal life with his parents Frank and Dinah Sills, parents-in-law Rolly and Tennie Achilles and siblings-in-law Margaret Taylor and Don and Jerry Achilles.
Visitation took place at McGlynn Family Funeral Home, Seaforth on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 30. Visitation continued on Thursday, Jan. 31 at St. James Catholic Church, Seaforth, followed by a time to honour Jim’s life and find comfort in our faith in a Mass of Christian Burial, held at 11 a.m. Father Clare Coleman presided. Fellowship and refreshments followed at a reception at Seaforth Legion, Branch 156, Seaforth. Burial will take place at St. James Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation, Trillium Gift of Life, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. James Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences can be made by visiting Jim’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com