James (Jim) O'Reilly

July  11th, 1945 December  14th, 2023
Oshawa ON
James (Jim) O'Reilly

The song is ended but the melody lingers on


In Loving Memory of James (Jim) O'Reilly

11 July 1945 - 14 December 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James O'Reilly, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. James peacefully entered eternal rest surrounded by the love and warmth of his family on 14 December 2023 in Oshawa, ON, at the age of 78.

Born on 11 July 1945, James embraced life with a fierce determination and an unwavering spirit. He was a pillar of strength for his family and an inspiration to all who knew him. James's legacy will forever be cherished and his absence deeply felt by those left behind.

James, married to Therese, creating a bond that transcended time. Their journey together was marked by unwavering love and unwavering support, truly exemplifying the power of a resilient partnership. Together, they navigated life's challenges and celebrated its joys, creating a profound sense of belonging within their family.

James, a loving father, tender and kind, what a beautiful memory you left behind. Love you dad, your children, Brian, Laura (Blair), Shane, Tyler (Denise), and Kevin (Larissa). He cherished the role of a father and instilled in his children the importance of loyalty, hard work, and compassion.

As a grandfather, James not only shared wisdom and encouragement but was an inspiration to us. Your loving grandchildren, Alex (Tyler), Andrew, Chloe (Sam), and Kristen (Nick), will forever remember him as a pillar of love and wisdom. His presence in their lives created countless cherished memories and taught them the power of unwavering love.

James will be remembered for his charismatic personality, and his ability to light up a room with his infectious smile. He possessed a true zest for life and found solace in the simple pleasures that brought him closer to his family and friends. James's warmth touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him, and his memory will forever be etched in their minds.

You gave us so much to remember, love you forever,
Your family



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January 20, 2024
Our heartfelt condolences to Therese & the O'Reilly family.
Jim was a very special man & though we only knew him for a short time , we feel lucky to have met him & call him a friend.
Someone so special can never be forgotten.
Vanessa & Randy
Vanessa & Randy Hall
January 8, 2024
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I have only known Jim for 20 years a true gentleman and a very good friend.
Jim always had a smile on his face and a good laugh to brighten up the day. I will truly miss him, love to all.
Bernie Huxter
January 8, 2024
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family; cherish every memory you have. He was a great man with an infectious smile, he will be missed ❤️ Sending all our love!
Jenna, Todd and Family
January 8, 2024
Jim was a talented, caring man with a love for life. I'll always remember him BBQing . Great food and lot's of laughs. I'm sure he left a hole in his family, may it be filled with wonderful memories.
Gary Colleen Groeneveld
January 7, 2024
My heartfelt condolences to all of James family and friends. May he R.I.P and fly high with the angels.
Sarah Maher
January 7, 2024
My deepest condolences to you all. He was a very kind and gentle man. May he Rest In Peace.
Patricia Bursey
January 7, 2024
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to this loving family who have lost a wonderful, caring and compassionate man. May you each find comfort and peace in the memories you shared together. RIP Jim you will missed by many Laura, my dear friend Big hugs xoxo. Your Dad was one of a kind. I am grateful to have known him.
Theresa Rose
January 7, 2024
Our deepest condolences to the family. Jim will be greatly missed, forever loved and never forgotten.
Bridie, Lavern and Family
Bridie Driscoll
January 7, 2024
Love you ❤️
Gary John Dunlop

Celebrating the life of Jim O'Reilly
Legion Hall
117 Byron St S Whitby
Jan 21st 1:00 to 4:00 PM

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