Golf Ontario Volunteer Jim Faulkner Passes Away
Golf Ontario was saddened to learn of the passing of long-time volunteer Jim Faulkner on January 22. Faulkner was a dedicated volunteer serving Golf Ontario (Golf Association of Ontario & Ontario Golf Association) for more than 40 years. He was a Master Course Rater, former member of the Handicapping and Course Rating Committee and was Director of Course Rating & Handicapping on the Golf Ontario Board of Directors for three year. In 2007, he received Golf Ontario’s Honorary Life Director Award. Golf Ontario sends its condolences to Faulkner’s family and friends.
Obituary courtesy Canadianobituaries.com:
FAULKNER, James Milton ‘Jim’ – (Retired Principal and Teacher) – Passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Long Term Care Facility with his family by his side, on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Jim of Peterborough, in his 84th year.
Beloved husband of Pat for 60 years. Loving father of Gary of Toronto, Jane (Brian Mahood) of Peterborough and the late Judy (Greg Hocking) of Markham. Survived by 7 grandchildren.
Predeceased by his 3 sisters and 6 brothers. Predeceased by his parents Annie and Hubbert Faulkner of Sterling. Jim is greatly missed by his buddy Zack, his 7 year old hound dog but is now with, and greeted by his 6 other loving hounds.
Member of the Peterborough Golf & Country Club for 55 years, and served on many club committees plus President for 2 years and chairman of the Men’s International Tournament for 30 years. He also loved his 40 year volunteer service with the Golf Association of Ontario, working many Ontario Tournaments, a member of Ontario Rating & Handicap committee, 8 years teaching in summers, at Ontario Rating Seminars and being a Master course Rater for 22 years for Peterborough District, plus 3 years for Kingston area. He served 3 years as Director of Rating & Handicap on the GAO Board of Directors and was named as a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Board.
Jim taught at Trenton High School before moving to Peterborough teaching at 2 different High Schools, then moving on to 3 other Peterborough High Schools as Vice Principal. He was a coach of basketball, football, track & field at each school, right to his retirement with his teams winning many trophies.
Jim & Pat, the dog at the time & later the cat that adopted them, spent twenty four winters in their home in Florida, loving the warm weather and loving their golf.
The family extends its appreciation for the compassion and excellent care given Jim at Fairhaven and PRHC (GAB unit).
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at SELWYN OUTREACH CENTRE, 2686 Lakefield Road, Peterborough (around the curve, opposite side from Giant Tiger), January 30th at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.
If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Fairhaven Long Term Care Facility Riverside 1st floor. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre.