Funeral conducted by Caladh Funeral Directors
57 Marine Parade, Kirn, Dunoon, Argyll & Bute, PA23 8HF
01369 707000

Dr James Sharp

22nd July 1939 - 7th June 2022

No flowers please

James Jack Sharp, fondly known as Jim, died peacefully at the Ardnahein Care Home in Dunoon Scotland, on June 7, 2022 at the age of 82.

    Service: June 24, 2022 at 11 am Greenock Crematorium
    Celebration of Life (UK): 1 pm at the Osbourne Hotel, Innellan
    Colourful smart dress
    Celebration of life (Canada): 1pm September 10, 2022, Old Battery Hotel, St. John’s

Jim leaves behind his three children Glenn, Jenny and Michael, his five grandchildren – Neil, Stephen, Stewart, Mac and Sophie, and his friend and partner -  Wilma.  He was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy. 

As Professor and Associate Dean of Civil Engineering at Memorial University, he was honoured with many awards and accolades and was well respected by his colleagues and students alike.  Outside of work his hobbies were many - volunteering, travel, painting, Scottish country dancing, writing, history, fly fishing, jewelry making, playing the bagpipes and other instruments. He and Dorothy enjoyed many happy years together and travelled extensively in Africa, Canada and throughout Southeast Asia.  Shortly after Dorothy died, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but despite that he lived well and independently until just before the pandemic. In his later years, he and Wilma enjoyed many wonderful walks in his beloved Benmore Gardens. In July of 2019, he was in great form and celebrated his 80th birthday in Scotland with family and friends from around the world.  His last two years were spent in a wonderful care home – Ardnahein, just down the road from his home in Scotland.  We are so grateful to all the staff at Ardnahein who loved him, cared for him, and fed him well.

Jim lived a very full and happy life, and despite life’s ups and downs, always chose to see the glass half full. He often had a sparkle in his eye, a story to tell and was quick to help others. He died the way he lived – in love with dignity and grace. His most lasting impact was his ability to spread kindness and love to his family, friends and all of those he met. Jim Sharp will be very sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Water Aid, Jim’s charity of choice, who provide drinking water to under developed countries. (https://www.wateraid.org/uk/donate