Jim Shanessy
In Loving Memory of

James "Jim" Carl Shanessy

1951 - 2020

Obituary of James "Jim" Carl Shanessy

Shanessy, Jim Carl

April 2, 1951 – May 22, 2020

Jim passed away as dignified as he lived every day, leaving the loves of his life, his wife of 47 years Jan, son Bronson (Marietta), daughter Carrie (Dan), and loving granddaughter Lara. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Violet Shanessy.

Jim worked at Welland County General Hospital (NHS) for 35 years and was loved and respected by many coworkers and the patients he helped care for. He was affectionately known as “The Cast Man”. Jim was also a proud lifelong member of the Welland Lions Club. He deeply enjoyed the charitable work his club accomplished in the community, his favourite being the guide dog program and Lions Camp Dorset (Kidney Dialysis Camp).

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements, and cremation has taken place. One thing Jim was known for was his quiet kindness over the years, so please be kind and love one another. If you wish to make a donation in Jim’s memory, our family would greatly appreciate a donation to the Lions Camp Dorset (P.O. Box 306, 1087 Camp Dorset Road. Dorset, ON P0A 1E0) or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made on Jim’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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1 month ago

I’m so so very sorry Jan. You two have always been so special to me and even though we Kim and I never talked much he was still so nice and caring to me when I lived in your building. I just can’t beleive this has happened to such a wonderful man. I’m so very sorry Jan.

Wayne and Judy Gale
1 month ago

Jan and Family Our deepest condolence. Gone from your sight but never from your heart . Jim was a good friend to my Dad(Mike Gale). They worked at the hospital together. for many years. Rest easy Jim.

Wayne and Judy Gale

Judith Birney
1 month ago

Dear Jan and family: Our thoughts and condolences on your loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. Jim was a very gentle and kind man who will be missed by all who knew him. My family join me in sending our sympathy to you all. Judith Birney, sons John and Neil and our daughters.


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