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Obituary – James Leslie Thistle, QC

Please find below the obituary and funeral details for Mr. James Thistle, QC.

James Leslie Thistle

James Leslie Thistle
Born: December 1, 1954
Passed on: March 3, 2016

Jim passed peacefully away, age 61, having handled his recent diagnosis and illness with great dignity and strength, secure in the knowledge that he had, in his own words, “lived every day of my life.” Jim was predeceased by his beloved daughter Gwen in 2011. Left with memories of his exuberance and his love are his wife Barbara, daughter Rachel, son Michael, son Paul and Paul’s mother Jan Dicks, his loving parents Jim and Mary (Pugh) Thistle, his sister Laurie (Terry Ryan), mother-in-law Mary Miskell, and a large circle of family and friends.

There will be visitation at Carnell’s on Sunday and Monday, March 6 and 7, 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with the funeral service at Gower Street United Church, Tuesday, March 8 at 2 pm.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to the ALS society or a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book please visit