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James A. MacMillan

January 6, 1929 - March 6, 2021

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Service Date: March 12, 2021

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January 6, 1929 to March 6, 2021
James (Jim) MacMillan passed on March 6, 2021 in Barrie, Ontario, after a brief illness. Jim was born in Sydney, N.S. on January 6, 1929 to William and Mary Josephine McMillan. He married Mary Margaret Dalton in 1955 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage before Mary passed away in 2016. Jim joined the RCAF in 1947 and spent the next 32 years as an MSE Op. In 1955 Jim was stationed in France at One Wing Marville. He and Mary travelled extensively throughout Europe during their time there. They often spoke of their travels and the friends they made, keeping in touch with friends in Belgium up until his passing. Jim and Mary travelled throughout Canada as part of his duties, living in almost every province. They settled in Barrie in 1978 and lived here until his death. Jim was an avid bowler and played at the Provincial Championships, 5 Pin Bowling. In later years he bowled twice a week with his friends and both bowling alleys in Barrie until he could no longer manage and then would still attend to drink coffee and cheer everyone on. He and Mary loved playing cribbage with friends on the weekends and bragged that he always got 29’s but always forgot to count those. Jim is remembered for his love and kindness by his children Joanne and James J. (Kim) grandchildren, Duncan and Delaney, and his extended family throughout Canada. Jim was well known for his love of driving and vacationing by car to different parts of Canada and the United States. He loved the fall colours and he and Mary took every opportunity to travel to see them. In his later years, he was blessed with his grandchildren. He loved them very much and told anyone who would listen all about them. He never missed an opportunity to watch them play their sports. He will be missed by grandchildren.
Our sincere thanks to the staff in the Integrated Stroke Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital for keeping Dad comfortable in his last days. We would also like to thank the staff of Amica Retirement Community for providing him excellent care for the last two years. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 65 Amelia Street, Barrie on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at 10 o’clock and will also be available virtually though the following link https://www.facebook.com/st.marysbarrie/live . Memorial donations to the Barrie Food Bank may be made in Jim’s memory through the Adams Funeral Home (705-728-4344).   Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca