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James, Wendy

JAMES, Wendy

1960 - 2023

Our lives changed the morning of October 6, 2023. The family of Wendy James lost their wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. Wendy passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief battle with illness.

Everyone who knew Wendy experienced her warmth, selflessness, pride, and witty humour. She extended her warmth to anyone she met – she was never to busy to help someone out, or make sure everyone felt welcomed.

She was born in Elliot Lake February 5, 1960, into a large family. Her family moved to Kirkland Lake in 1964, and it is where she settled and started her life. She had two children in the early 1980’s and hereafter married William Conway. Wendy’s children were her pride and joy. The accomplishments of her children throughout their lives sparked pride in her and were always celebrated and shared with family and friends. It was only after Wendy became ‘Mama Wendy’, did anyone realize how much love and support, she was capable of. Countless hours were spent in cold arenas watching and cheering on her granddaughters while they played hockey – she loved every freezing
second of it. Watching any of her grandchildren taking part in sports or other activities that they love, being with them for holidays or gatherings, or just spending time with them was special and important. Her warmth and devotion to family are a testament to
her character, proving that humor and love are her greatest strengths.

Wendy enjoyed reading, spending time in her garden, camping with family, walking with her Jack, watching her grandchildren, helping with a meal or two, and countless other small gestures of love. Wendy has a unique talent for finding humor in the everyday, and her quick wit is a gift that keeps on giving, brightening the lives of those fortunate enough to have known her. Her ability to respond to any situation with a clever quip or playful jest will be greatly missed.

Everything Wendy did was done with a purpose, solid values, and work ethic. She worked at Central Public School where she cherished her time there, spending time with students was one of her favorite things. She took pride in her work - always going above the call of duty with whatever she took on. She made sure everyone felt involved, seen, and was quick to offer a helping hand, all the while making sure even the smallest details were not forgotten, because the smallest things make the biggest impacts.

Wendy’s children, Penny (Nick) and Chris (Kelsey) are rich in blessings of growing up with, and being celebrated by, the most selfless and incredible mother imaginable. She guided by example and showed us all how to live this life. Wendy’s 7 grandchildren
love their Mama Wendy completely, and each have treasured memories of her that will stay with them forever.

Living in Kirkland Lake and nearby Penny, Nick, Madison, Suri and Quinn, Wendy was able to spend quite a bit of time watching them all grow up. She did not see her out of town family as often, but the time she spent with Chris, Kelsey, Alise and Harper in Bracebridge was no less special or treasured.

Despite the physical distance between Wendy and Williams children, Darby (Jen) in Petawawa and Megan (Mark) in Toronto, she maintained a connection with her grandchildren William and Kathleen ensuring they felt her love from afar.

The loss of Wendy to her family is immeasurable. In her own gentle and humours way, she was our leader, our role model, our rock, our Mama Wendy. We can’t imagine life without her and her endless love for each of us.

Donations in Wendy’s memory, if desired, can be made to the Central Public School Snack Program. Donations can be sent via etransfer to momphlox@gmail.com “In trust of Bonnie James” using the password “Mamawendy”; alternatively, donations can be made at Central Public School in Kirkland Lake.

24 messages reçus

The James Family

So sad to hear. Sending love.

Greg Boyce , le 7 octobre 2023

The James and Conway families

My deepest sympathies. I am so grateful to have seen Wendy with Bonnie just two weeks ago here in North Bay.
Love to all of you from me and my family.

Valerie James, le 7 octobre 2023

James and Conway Families

Wendy was a beautiful lady inside and out. We were privileged to spend time with her most recently this past summer.
She will be lovingly remembered and always cherished by,
Pauline and Ray Kenny
North Bay, ON

Pauline Kenny, le 7 octobre 2023

Penny & Family

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, what a wonderful person she was
May sh R I P

Pat & Lorraine Kiely, le 7 octobre 2023

Penny, Chris and family

May you all find comfort in each other. Sending love from the Turcotte family.

Daina, Caleb, Remi and Rory, le 7 octobre 2023

James and Conway families

My deepest sympathies to you all at such a difficult time. Wendy was a great lady who will be missed by all her knew her. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of her.
R.I.P. Wendy

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Jo-Anne and Al Sykes, le 7 octobre 2023

Willy and family

So sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Harold and Rhonda Massi , le 7 octobre 2023


We are sending love and prayers to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear this sad news.

Sheri and Jeff Snow

Sheri , Jeff Snow, le 7 octobre 2023

To the family of Wendy James

My sincere condolences to all! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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Sandra, le 7 octobre 2023

The James and Conway families

Our deepest condolences to you Chris, Penny, Will and your families. She was a truly giving person and you will miss her terribly. That was a beautiful tribute that you gave Wendy.

Lynda and Peter Moore, le 7 octobre 2023

Willie and Family

Sending our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. May your cherished memories help see you through.

Louise and Allen Lauzon, le 7 octobre 2023

James and Conway families

Wendy was a wonderful person. Cheerful and witty and she will be missed by all that knew her.

Heaven has gained an angel!

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Michael and Carol Smith, le 8 octobre 2023

Will and family

So shocked to hear of Wendy’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Les and Heather Foss, le 8 octobre 2023

Penny & family

Penny, I'm very sorry to hear about your mom. Sending sincere condolences to you and your family!

Charlene Owen, le 8 octobre 2023

Penny, Todd and family

We will miss Wendy at Central Public School, as she as been a valuable part of our School for several years. Such a wonderful and caring person. We will be lost without her. Sending the family lots of love.

Louise Dal Pai , le 8 octobre 2023

The Family of Wendy James

Deepest condolences to Uncle William and cousins Penny and Chris. Her siblings, Douglas of Toronto, Bonnie of North Bay, Tommy (Lynn) of Timmins, Shane of Timmins, Janet (Norm) of Marathon and Todd (Polly) of Kirkland Lake are mourning a deep loss. Wendy will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, her great niece and great nephews. May she rest in peace.

Kari Hanselman, le 9 octobre 2023

Willy and family

So sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. It was always a pleasure to be in her company.

Shawn Theriault, le 9 octobre 2023


Your mom was such a fun and dedicated co worker back in the day. She often bragged about you and your brother with proudness in her eyes. She was so witty and had a fun personality. I know she is now with her loved ones now, watching lovingly over your and Chris’ family. Memories of Wendy will be reminisced for years to come. Thinking of you and your family.

Jodi Doonan , le 13 octobre 2023

Willy Conway and Family

Our deepest Sympathy in the loss of your dear Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Mama Wendy and Friend. Gone but never Forgotten. May she rest in peace.
Denis and Lauraine Gratton

Denis and Lauraine Gratton , le 16 octobre 2023


My deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

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Michel Houle , le 16 octobre 2023

Chris, Penny and family

So sorry for your loss. Hang on to the great memories you had with your mom, she was an amazing person.
Chris, thinking about you.
Deanna and Kevin McChristie

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Deanna and Kevin , le 16 octobre 2023

Chris, Kelsey and Family

Sincere condolences for your loss.

John and Sherri Doner

John Doner, le 17 octobre 2023

The James Gang

My deepest sympathies, I had a lot of laughs with Wendy and made it over to visit a few times when I was in town. I loved how she could turn almost any situation into a comedy. I will never forget her laughter.

Trudy Alexandre Rumsey, le 19 octobre 2023

All the family

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a great person

Mike Swanson , le 20 octobre 2023

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