William James (Jim) Gorman

William James (Jim) Gorman

Saturday, January 12th, 1935 - Friday, January 24th, 2020
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It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of William James (“Jim”) Gorman on Friday January 24th 2020 at the age of 85.
Loving husband of Phyllis for 58 years. Beloved Father to Andrew (Beth), Christopher (Robyn) and Joel. Lovingly remembered by his grandsons Bradley and Jeffrey and his brothers Tom and Peter. Predeceased by his daughter Patrice and daughter in law Beth.
Jim had a long and successful 40-year career with Royal Bank of Canada retiring as an Executive Vice President in 1993. His retirement enabled him to pursue his lifelong passion for cars. Jim’s passion and entrepreneurial spirit went into overdrive in his “retirement” which saw him not only spend more time collecting and restoring cars, but together with his sons expanded his used car passion into new car dealerships that today continue his vision and legacy. Jim also enjoyed time at the family cottage in Bobcaygeon, never one to relax for long, Jim was always eager to return to Milton to be around cars and starting his next project.
He will be loved and remembered always.
Visitation will take place at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main St. E., Milton (905) 878-4452, on Wednesday January 29th 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 139 Martin Street, Milton at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 followed by a reception at Greystone Golf Club in Milton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Jim.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    139 Martin Street
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  • Interment

    Evergreen Cemetery
    230 Ontario Street S.
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    The burial will be private for family. Everyone is invited to go directly up to Greystone Golf Club for the reception and the family will join them.
  • Reception

    Greystone Golf Club
    9689 Dublin Line
    MILTON, ON L9T 2X7
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Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF ONTARIO.


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Connie Sinclair

Posted at 04:34pm
My first memory of meeting Jim was at a staff Christmas party at our house - I believe 1967. Event was more or less winding down when the door-bell rang and opening the door we were greeted by a young man with a huge grin and his lovely wife and the young man said "Hi, we're the late Gorman's". There were many times when we were with Jim and Phyllis over the years but that was one "snap-shot" memory we always had. To say that Jim was "one of a kind" was not enough. He was always a person we felt proud to call a "friend". His family will have many times when they will look back with love at their own memories.

Aida Southcott

Posted at 11:56am

To the Gorman family,
We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Jim Gorman.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincerely with sympathy , Aida and Tim Southcott

Karen Costello

Posted at 11:11am
To the Gorman family
I am deeply saddened by Jim’s passing
I have many fond memories and fun times with Jim at the Day Program
May your memories comfort you at this sad time.

Alberta G Cefis

Posted at 10:07am
I worked with Jim at Royal Bank and reported to him directly for a few years when he was head of Operations & Service Delivery. I have vivid memories of our work through those years, Jim's gusto for life, his passion for his family and the car business. He was a colorful character, a hard worker, supportive of women in senior roles, and outspoken about his views which I appreciated. He will be missed by all those who knew him. I can imagine the family's grief at this very challenging time, but trust that your strong bonds and vivid memories will always keep him close to you.

Yours sincerely, Alberta G. Cefis

Brian Bardeau

Posted at 11:48pm
Phyllis Andrew Christopher Joel we are sorry to hear about Jims passing
Jim was a very special man, and a very great friend.

Brian Bardeau Bobcaygeon Ontario

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