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Jim "Popeye" Delpippo

1935 - 2020

Obituary of Jim "Popeye" Delpippo

Jim “Popeye” Delpippo peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 84. He will be missed by his wife, Cathie, of 63 years and children Jimmy and partner Michelle, Toni (Maureen) and Denise (Jeff). Loving “Popeye” to his grandchildren Sharon (Stewart), Natasha, Trevor, Michelle, Johanna, Michael, and great grandpa to Josh, Cai, Isla, mother to Sharon and Natasha, Janette, and many extended family members in Perth, Scotland, Canada and the United States.

Jim was born in Perth, Scotland and immigrated to Canada with the goal of wanting to provide a wonderful life for his family. He had a wandering soul and loved travelling; because of this, he took many trips and holidays with Cathie. Jim loved a good party with great music and dancing, not to mention that he enjoyed his Famous Grouse Scotch. He looked forward to family gatherings and loved spending time with his grandkids. Jim was a big Celtic and St. Johnstone soccer fan, and in his spare time he enjoyed the horse races at the Fort Erie and Woodbine tracks. At the end of the day, he and Cathie would settle in for the night and watch an episode of Coronation Street.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff working in Palliative Care at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, for their assistance and compassionate care. Essentials Cremation & Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. As per Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Popeye’s life will be held on Sunday, March 8 at Betty’s Restaurant (8921 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls) from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be shared to Jim’s tribute page found at

Jim “Popeye” will be very much missed by his family and everyone who knew him –
he loved them and they loved him.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 8, 2020
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Betty's Restaurant, 8921 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S6
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Isabella Hunter
3 years ago

Thinking of you and the family at this sad time Cathie.
Have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Love always Isabella and family from Scotland Xxx

Linda Everitt
3 years ago

Dear Denise and Cathie and families,
My heart breaks for you all at this time of sadness. Cherish the love-filled memories, and take comfort in knowing that he’s now one of Heaven’s angels and will be watching over you from above. Feliz Navidad… Denise LOVES her dad xo
You are both in my prayers xoxo
Love Linda

3 years ago

I miss you Popeye.

Barbara Joan Presunka
3 years ago

Denise, Jeff, Michelle and Michael and Family. My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your beloved Popeye. Please give a hug to your mom Denise. My heart goes out to you all, just keep those fun memories alive and keep singing
“Denise loves her Dad”. Love Barb
(I will be in Australia so I am sorry I won’t be able to attend your dad’s Celebration of Life but sending my deepest condolences.

3 years ago

Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

Sari McKenzie (Matthews)
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of the family.

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Sherry Middaugh
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Cathie and family. I’m sure there are countless stories from the 63 plus years to remind you of how special your relationship was. Condolences from our family to yours.

3 years ago

Dad….so proud to have been your “favourite daughter”. My heart is broken 💔 You will always be remembered for the many hearts you touched and made everyone want to call you Popeye 💕. Every Christmas everyone will be singing “Denise loves her Dad”……

3 years ago

Fond Memories of a great man, Big Heart Big Jim ,He will be so missed by family and friends,

3 years ago

From the first time I met you at the Airport in your station wagon till the day I said goodbye you were certainly one of a kind So many memories Lucas Street You are missed Popeye RIP From

Chic and Connie
3 years ago

You were a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and an amazing friend to many people. We will all miss your sense of humour and many party pieces. Look after yourself until we all meet again. We love and miss you dearly.

Trevor Delpippo & Sam Henderson
3 years ago

A true gentleman in every sense of the word. I cherish the stories and moments we shared over a pint and a cheeky nip. You will be missed dearly, but your memory and stories will live on. Rest peacefully Popeye.

Love, Trev and Sam xo

Toni Delpippo
3 years ago

You were a true gentleman.
Always there to talk & offer support when asked.
You loved having family around & family loved your company. You were a man of great character & a character of a man. You liked parties & dancing & a wee nip of whiskey.
You were known as James , Big Jim, Jimmy & Popeye but my favourite was Dad
God Bless & RIP

3 years ago

To the best Popeye! Thank you for the wonderful memories, I am blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you over the years. Will miss you as my dancing partner. ❤❤

Jimmy Delpippo
3 years ago

You were always there to support us in our professional and personal lives. Never judgmental. You always loved everyone getting together and you were the life of the party. You will be greatly missed as long as the sun shines and the moon glows.

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3 years ago

Missing you so much Popeye but I will see you again 🙂


3 years ago

Save me a seat in heaven next to the bar for our next pint and a pound.

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Cathie xoxo
3 years ago

Miss you already Jim xo I’m sure we will be together again , so save a place at the table for me . Love always


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