In Loving Memory of
James "Jim" Carl Shanessy
1951 - 2020
Obituary of James "Jim" Carl ShanessyShanessy, 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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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.
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
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.
Sending my condolences to Jim’s family. I worked with him at the hospital with Jim working in Minor OR Cast room and myself in Xray. Always kind and calm to all staff and patient’s. So sorry for your loss.
Dear Jan, Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss! Jim had such a special, soft and kind way about him that will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Take good care! Marc (and Joanne) Viger
Deepest condolences to Jim’s family. I had the pleasure to work with Jim. He was a hard working man. A professional. Deepest condolences to Jim’s family.
My deepest condolences for your loss Jan, Bronson,Carrie and family. On first hearing of Jims passing, I cried because I remembered our trip to Nashville and Blue Jay games. Jim was a kind and generous man and a good drummer in the band called Chuck Kelford and the Western Rayders. we all had a good time when we were young. BOy, time flies but Jim was still too young to go. I guess the good Lord meant it to be.
I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I know he will be surely missed; I did not know him well, but knew he was a wonderful and kind person. A good husband and father. I can not possibly imagine what you feel right now, let me know if there is anything I can do to ease your pain at this difficult period.
I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I know what you are going through Jan ,I have been there 2xs before. Jim may be gone, but your memories of him will live in your heart forever. Give my condolences to Bronson,& Kari.& Grandchildren.
Don Bradley & Susan
Dear Jan and family,
Jim was more than “the cast man” he was the gentle ruler of the ortho dept. He took the time to teach us nurses proper assessment of injuries and he would quietly help us with our work without us asking. He was a real pleasure to know and work with. So sorry to hear of his passing.
As a close family you all have lost much,
a husband,father and grandfather. Jim’s departure was too soon. Although we had not been close as family there are many
good special memories of times when we were younger. Memories is what we all have left. Heaven called him and left us with so many words unspoken. We are sending you all our condolences. Good bye
Jan I am so sorry for ur loss a kinder gentler MAN will never be found!!! Pls know how much I admired and respected and loved Ur Gentle Giant!!! I’ll miss our chocolate bar exchange good times!!!
Lotsa love 💕 to you Hen and ur family🥰🥰🥰
Dear Jan and family,
I had the pleasure of working with Jim, the Cast man.
He was so well liked and respected by patients, staff and doctors. And he was so proud of Bronson and Carrie.
My deepest sympathy,
As a close family you have loss a husband,
father, and grandfather. Death of my little brother was so unexpected. We do have some great memories especially when we were younger. We send our deepest condolences as heaven has called on him leaving us with so many words left to be said.
Jan, we were so saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Our deepest condolences to you Jan and to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace Jim 💕
Jan & Family
I first met Jim when he was an Orderly on 3W at the WHS. He was so professional and kind to his patients. He was WHS first Orthopedic Tech and pioneered the position. He was so respected for being “The Cast man”. There was such a great turnout for his retirement party-great memory. I will always remember with fondness my nursing career working with him in the ER. Please accept my condolences.
Sincere condolences from the Cyopick family. We will cherish the memories from your Temple Club Mash, baseball days.
Dear Bronson and family, please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. Many of Rich’s childhood memories involved you and your family. Take care of each other. We are sorry for your loss.
Absolutely shocking and terribly saddening news.
Jim will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his wife and kids.
Dear Janice, Bronson, Carrie, Lara and families,
I am very sorry and saddened to hear of your deep loss. My sincere condolences to each of you. Sending you love and healing energies to comfort you. Jim was very kind and I’ll always remember his warm and genuine smile and eyes.
Much love and prayers.
Jan my thoughts are with you’ Jim was one of the kindness men I ever met
We are so sorry for your loss Jan 💕 Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Thinking of you… Lynn & Norm Paquin
So sorry for your loss Jan & family 💕 Please find comfort in knowing that your heartache will eventually become peace.
Hugs and Love 💕
Phyllis Parker & family
Jan, our deepest condolences to you and the family. Jim will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Our prayers and love go out to you. Only time will ease the pain and loss. Know we are here for you, to help get you through this sad time.
Jan…our deepest condolences to you and your family. We were so sorry to hear of Jim`s passing….he was the portrayal of such a quiet man…you are in our thoughts during this difficult time…Tenderly…may time heal your sorrow, Gently…may friends ease your pain, Softly…may peace replace heartache…and may your warmest memories of him always remain in your heart. He will be watching over all of you.
Auntie Jan, And family. I am so sorry for your loss. Even though it’s been a very long time, all of my memories of Uncle are good ones. He was always such a kind and gentle man. You are all in my prayers. He is in good hands and will always be watching over you.
Carrie, my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Hold tight to your memories. He will always be close in your heart. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
A kind, gentle and giving man. Jan, please know that you are in my thoughts and accept my condolences. May the many good memories of your time together with Jim carry you through these darker moments.
We are so sorry for your loss Jim was a kind quite man he will be missed
Carrie I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. Your father was such an important part of you and Lara’s life. May the memories that you hold in heart bring some peace and solace during this time.
Jim was a good friend I enjoyed every time we met . We sat many an evening talking and laughing at Lions Camp Dorset where I worked and Jim would come and help !
I shall miss Jim greatly!
To Jan and family god bless