Tribute to former Cookstown man who passed away in Canada


GLASGOW, James (“Jim”) Nelson – Passed away after a valiant battle against lymphoma at London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada on June 5, 2015.

Survived by his wife Margaret (“Jean”) of Forest, Ontario; daughter Colleen Webster (Mac) of Forest, Ontario, Canada; and son Kevin Glasgow (Sandy) of Toronto.

Also survived by grandsons William, Scott, and Duncan. Predeceased by sister Sarah Jane Bent and brothers-in-law Norman Dickie, Douglas Buchanan, and Gerald Bent. Jim will also be missed by his three sisters in Northern Ireland – Molly Buchanan, Gretta Dickie, and Emma Kilpatrick (John). Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews in N. Ireland, England, and North America.

Born in Cookstown, N. Ireland on January 25, 1935, Jim – a “sailor Glasgow” – rode the seas to Canada in 1957.

His cherished Jean followed in 1959, and together the immigrant couple proudly became Canadians in spirit, if not in accent.

Jim pursued a career in retail (and Jean in nursing), raising a family in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. A farmer at heart, Jim loved to garden. God was his guiding light, and he served as a church elder (and treasurer) for many years.

Although he rarely pampered himself, he was unfailingly generous with family, friends, neighbours, and a variety of good causes. At Jim’s request, there will be no visitation.

Instead, a memorial service will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church in Forest on June 11. In celebration of his life, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Evangel Hall Mission in Toronto.