Peacefully at 89 years, in Clearwater, Florida, on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 15 years, Dr. Martha Bushore Fallis. Jim was predeceased by his youngest son, David; and by his wife of nearly 45 years, Barbara. Loved and missed by his children, Tim, Terry, and Susan; and their spouses, Melanie, Nancy, and Tony; by grandchildren, Sarah, Christopher, Calder, Ben, Alexandra, Elizabeth, and Laura; as well as stepchildren, Sarah and Carol, their spouses, Brian and Ben, and their children, Gavin, Leyton, Gryffin and Corbin.
Jim was a pioneering Paediatric Surgeon at both The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) and North York General Hospital, before returning to HSC as the first Director of the Emergency Department. Throughout his life, he had many passions including playing piano, coaching basketball, summer camp leadership, bird watching, international travel, and the family cottage on Twelve Mile Bay.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 28th.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the David Fallis Memorial Scholarship (Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir School) or to The Hospital for Sick Children would be appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.