In Celebration of

James S. Whyte

May 24, 1924 -  July 27, 2018

Peacefully and with family by his side, Jim passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital at the age of 94. He leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years Elinor Donaldson Whyte, his son James and daughter-in-law Marina, his daughters Nancy (Mark McCauley) and Anita (Brian Summers) and eight grandchildren: Sebastian, Benita, Danny, Brendan, Lindsay, Mauricie, Everett and Laurier. Jim is survived by his sisters Mary (Bob Walker) and Dorothy Goudey. He was predeceased by his parents James and Eileen Whyte and his brother Robert.

Born in Shawinigan Falls, Qc, Jim studied mechanical engineering at Queen’s University and made his career in the pulp and paper industry. In 1953 he and Elinor married and lived in Kapuskasing, Ont. and then Grand-Mère, Qc. In 1967 they moved to St Lambert, Qc where they raised three children and enjoyed 50 years together in the community, making lasting friendships and being members of St Barnabas Anglican Church.

Jim enjoyed reading, travel, spending time with family and friends, being at Lac des Neiges and skiing in Vermont while health permitted.

In February 2017 Jim’s health required that he receive full-time care. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence in Ottawa for their love and care over the past year and a half.

We welcome family and friends to join us for a celebration of Jim’s life on Saturday, August 18, 10 am at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society.


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Rod Meares 

Entered August 7, 2018

So sad to hear that Jim passed away - my sympathies to you all. I clearly remember working with Jim and Tom Savoy in the Chief Engineer's office of Consolidated Bathurst where his well researched PCAR's (Post Completion Appraisal Reports) were prepared! I also knew Jim's mother and met her at the Anglican pot luck dinners during my time working at Belgo in Shawinigan.

Kind Regards,
Rod Meares.

Page and Andrea Fairchild (Page's mother's cousin)

Entered August 8, 2018 from Austin Quebec

We want to extend our condolences to the whole family at this sad time. Jim was a good friend to my mother and we so enjoyed seeing him at the family lunches, the famous Moisan lunches.
We live permanently at the farm in Magog.
We are unable to attend the service but we will be thinking of you and your family.

Lionel Chartier (colleague)

Entered August 8, 2018 from SHERBROOKE

I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you, Mrs Whyte, and to your family , on the passing away of Jim.
Jim was a very good person, and a wise and respected colleague in the engineering departement of Consolidated Bathurst.
May loving memories of Jim's life accompany you in this sorrowful time.


Lionel Chartier

Debbie Werner (Friend of family)

Entered August 9, 2018 from Toronto

Thinking of all of you...and together what a wonderful legacy you all are to Jim. I hope that over the coming weeks, months and years that there will be many happy memories to share of a life well-lived. xoxo Debbie


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