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COUNSELL: James “Jim” of Exeter, formerly of Penetanguishene and Toronto

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On January 1, 2020 @ 2:23 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 10 Comments

COUNSELL: James “Jim” of Exeter, formerly of Penetanguishene and Toronto

At his home, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 of Exeter, formerly of Penetanguishene and Toronto, at the age of 85. Charming and devoted husband of Charlene (McCluskey) Counsell for 63 years. Champion father of Jeff, Kelly and Dan, and Greg and Sonya. Heroic grandpa of Jesse, Michael, Laura, Logan, Emily, and Kenny and great-grandpa of Sage, and Mordecai. Dear brother of Siri. Predeceased by father James Ronald Counsell, mother Minerva Robinette, and brother D’Arcy.

Jim lived a long and full life. He loved to travel, enjoyed scuba diving and even went sky diving when he was 80 years old. Jim made an indelible impression on everyone he crossed paths with.

Respecting Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter (519-235-1220).

Donations to Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “COUNSELL: James “Jim” of Exeter, formerly of Penetanguishene and Toronto”

Condolence from Jane Haggitt on January 1st, 2020 5:19 PM

Charlene and family.my sincere condolences to you
I hadn’t met Jim but as a recent widow myself I extend help to you in anyway.
I’m at The Crossing Apt 205

Condolence from Tammy Tilley on January 1st, 2020 6:35 PM

Jim was such a sweet, caring, funny man. He will be missed.
Thinking of you all during this sad time.
Love, The Tilley’s

Condolence from Angela & Nevin Odf on January 1st, 2020 6:43 PM

It was a pressure to meet Jim for the first time at Greg &Sonya at Thanksgiving dinner enjoy is company with is wife. Cheers to Jim may you RIP.
Angela & Nevin,Crystal, Austin Odd

Condolence from Joyce on January 1st, 2020 6:44 PM

Our deepest condolences to all the family. Cherish the precious memories you have and be assured of our love and prayers during these difficult days.
Gerry and Joyce Miller

Condolence from Velda & Gary Hynes on January 1st, 2020 6:58 PM

Sonya, Greg, Emily and Kenny sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times you shared together. I am sure he lived his life to the fullest. Keeping you in my prayers.

Condolence from Aunt Wave on January 1st, 2020 10:15 PM

Sonya, Greg, Emily and Kenny. So very sorry to hear of your dad/grandpa passing. Be assured that my prayers and thoughts are with you at the difficult time. Cherish the precious memories. Will talk to you later.

Condolence from Gola on January 2nd, 2020 1:51 AM

Sonya, Greg, Kenny and Emily,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I am sure he will be missed very much, I know you have many fond memories and hope you can find some peace in that.

Love and hugs from Gola and Alan.

Condolence from Jill Preston on January 2nd, 2020 6:58 AM

Aunt Charlene, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Jim. You spent your life together, and I can’t imagine how difficult it must be. You have so many memories to treasure with you. I loved him very much, he was an extraordinary man, and will be missed by so many, especially my mom and dad. Love you Jill

Condolence from Ron Mercer on January 2nd, 2020 3:50 PM

Sad to hear of Jim’s passing. I’m very happy to have met him. He enjoyed family, friends and life in general. He definitely left a mark on my life in the couple times we met.
Condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Ann Shanahan on January 3rd, 2020 10:09 PM

Kelly , Danny and Mikey…our thoughts and love are with you all. We are only a bowl of chili or a pint away! xox

Ann, Kelsey and Kyle

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