Peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Saturday December 17, 2022 of Seaforth at the age of 73. Beloved husband and best friend of Marian (Duffy) Finlayson for 35 years. Cherished father of Melissa Finlayson and her husband Jason Beuttenmiller of Guelph, the late Andrea Finlayson (2021), and Sarah Masse and her husband Mitch of Zurich. Proud Grandpa of Jada, Kyra and Lexi; and Papa of Leah, Landon and Dylan. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Gail Uhler (Bill) of Burlington, Diane March (Stephen) of Burlington, Teresa Finlayson of Seaforth, Brenda Empey (Ken) of Auburn, and Brett Finlayson (Janice) of Seaforth. Missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Mary and Art Finlayson, and brother Brad Finlayson.
Jim was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman; in his younger years he played broomball, baseball, and soccer. Later he coached the girl’s sports teams, enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping with the RV and travelling. He was a proud member of the Seaforth Fire Department for 29 years and worked for and retired with the Huron County Highway Department.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 87 Goderich Street West, SEAFORTH on Wednesday, December 21st from 5 – 8 PM. Registration is required. Please click “Register Now” below, to register.
Jim’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 22 Victoria Street, Seaforth on Thursday, December 22nd at 11 AM with Father Philip presiding. Spring Interment Harpurhey Cemetery.For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join with them live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh
Donations to the Saint Elizabeth Foundation, or the LHSF – Cancer Program would be appreciated by the family.