James Alfred McGilligan

James Alfred "Jim" McGilligan

Saturday, June 26th, 1937 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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MCGILLIGAN, James A. - Canadian MIlitary Police - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517- Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Pembroke - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim McGilligan at Marianhill surrounded by his loving family after a courageous and lengthy battle with multiple illnesses on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 in his 83rd year. James A. McGilligan of Tilsonburg, beloved husband for 59 years of Justine Marie McGilligan (nee Lane). Father of Debbi McGilligan, Lori (Mark) Popplewell and Kimberly McGilligan. Caring grandfather of Stephanie, Nolan, Christopher, Amanda (Mike) McGilligan-Chaisson, Karissa (Derrick) and Nodyia (Ben). Caring great grandfather of Trinnitie, Aiva, Lincoln and Paisley. Dear brother of Fred (Terry) and Allan (Julie) McGilligan. Sadly missed by many cousins, nieces and nephews in the USA and Canada. Predeceased by parents James and Kathleen McGilligan (nee Vince), by granddaughter Kari Popplewell, by sisters Janet (the late Joe) Smith, Barbara (the late Bill) Hawley, and by brother Robert McGilligan. Respecting Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be announced at a later date. Spring Interment in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. Special thanks to our family, friends, CCAC, Bayshore, Care Partners, his PSW Alyssa Firlotte and the caring Staff on the 2nd Floor of Marianhill. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Marianhill Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements by the
Neville Funeral Home
491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481
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    St. Columba's Cemetery
    TV Tower Rd.
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  • Knights of Columbus 4th Degree
  • Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree
  • Military Police
  • Royal Canadian Legion


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Mary Lou Hansen

Posted at 12:18pm
Tina and family,
I am thinking of all of you today. The coming days and weeks ahead will be tough but know that your many happy memories of the time you had together will help ease the emptiness you feel today. Hugs to all of you.

Cindy Goldsworthy Posted at 10:42pm

My sincere condolences to you and your family Kim

Brian & Judy Mohns

Posted at 08:53am
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our sincere sympathy to all, big hugs! We are in Florida and will still be away for the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult and sad time. Rest in peace, Jim! Brian & Judy Mohns

Ginny Smoak-Jackson

Posted at 08:42am
Remembering a kind man and praying for his devoted family.

Kimberly McGilligan Posted at 09:03am

Old Man..I am broken..I don't know how I am going to get through this without you, so can you please help me..I miss you terribly..I LOVE YOU DAD!!!!Your baby girl..💔💔🧡🧡🧡🧡

Mariella & Don Ross

Posted at 01:13pm
In our thoughts and prayers. We share in your loss.
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