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James "Jim" "Smiley" O'Donnell

January 25, 2023


O’DONNELL, James “Jim” “Smiley” - It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of James O'Donnell on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Jim passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at home at the ripe age of 60. He leaves behind to mourn his three daughters: Krista (Shawn) Ellin of Espanola, Ashley (Kevin) Williams of Espanola, and Kortney (Bryce) O'Donnell of Kitchener. Beloved grandfather of Zachary, Nickolas, Liam, Wyatt and Declan. Loving partner of Georgina. Survived by his siblings: Donna, Julia (Paul), and Joseph (Deborah). Predeceased by his parents Catherine (2019) and Robert (2020) O'Donnell. He will be greatly missed by his four nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His infectious smile will live in our hearts forever. 

The celebration of life will be held at England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation from 12:00-12:45 p.m. Private interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Kenilworth. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider Heart and Stroke Foundation.


We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Dan, Karen, Sarah, Mallorie and Aunt Nancy

— Lister Family, February 3, 2023

Reiny and I send our condolences to all the family on Jimmy's passing. Glad we were able to get together last fall and the family pictures hold special memories even more. RIP cousin..

— Reiny and Yvonne Grafe, February 1, 2023

Sending Smiley’s family our sincerest condolences. Praying for the eternal repose of his soul. God bless. And to Smiley, we are very grateful to have worked with you.

— fili and alex, January 31, 2023

Dear Shawn, Krista, Zachary and Liam know that we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. Hope you can find some inner strength to comfort you during this time of sorrow and sustain you during the days and weeks ahead. Sending you love and hugs Jeff, Darlene and Ken Drane

— Darlene Drane, January 31, 2023

Very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all of Jim's family.

— Charles Ventham, January 31, 2023

Way too soon James. You will be missed. Condolences to the family and Georgina. RIP 519

— William Vollmar, January 31, 2023

Sincere condolences at this sad time, thoughts are with your family.

— Sharri Crowley, January 31, 2023

Krista, Ashley and Kourtney. So sorry for your loss, way too young. Anything we can do please let us know. Will donate to Heart and Stroke in his name.

— Kevin and Alice Lister, January 31, 2023

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jimmie's passing. I have fond memories of him, and all of you, especially the times I spent with you when I was a young teenager. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to all his loved ones and family.

Cousin Brenda Crowley

— Brenda Crowley, January 30, 2023

It’s with great shock to hear of Jim’s sudden passing, to the entire family please accept my most sincere condolences. I’m sure there’s many more smiles in heaven since Jim has arrived. God Bless, Peter & Allison O’Donnell.

— Peter O’Donnell, January 30, 2023

My deepest sympathies to the O'Donnell family .Sending love and hugs at this most difficult time. Mary O'Connor

— Mary O'Connor, January 30, 2023

Our deepest condolences to the entire O’Donnell family. A sad day, Jim's passing too young. May your family find strength in each other.

John, Solange, Christine and Matt.

— John Ventham, January 29, 2023

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim and his family are in my prayers at this time. I will never forget his infectious smile. Rest in peace cousin Jimmy, enjoy the card games with your folks and mine.

Frank (Jr) O'Donnell

— Frank ODonnell, January 29, 2023

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Father, Krista. It is so difficult losing someone you love so suddenly. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Love Ted and Diane.

— Ted & Diane Brodie, January 29, 2023

Our deepest condolences to you Georgina and the entire O’Donnell family on the passing of your beloved friend and partner Mr. James O’Donnell❤️🙏🙏❤️
From: Deep, Barbara and Samantha Sharma🙏

— Barbara Sharma, January 28, 2023

Donna, Julie, Joe and Families
Sorry for your loss
Have good memories with Jim over the years

Ron & Rose

— Ronald Grimes, January 28, 2023

Joe and Debbie We are so sorry to hear about James. Please know you are in our thoughts.
Love Lynne and Doug

— Doug and lynne, January 27, 2023

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Jim as we grew up. He was always kind, and willing to help out when he could. He will be deeply missed, by so many.

— Dea Flemming, January 27, 2023

Our sincere condolences to you, Joe, Deb and family. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

— Rebecca and Warren Blain, January 27, 2023

Sending our condolences to everyone he was a great man, friend and a proud father and grandfather always had smile no matter what the circumstances were. Will be missed. Rest in peace

— Donna&Terry, January 27, 2023

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and condolences to all of his loved ones. He was such a nice man, we always shared laughs with him when he came up for visits. May he rest peacefully Xoxox

— Tracey & Pete VanDerGulik, January 27, 2023

Girls just know he was proud of the woman you all became and will continue to grow he will always be looking down at you I’m here if you need to talk

— Donna, January 27, 2023

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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