Grosse- James Donald

Grosse- James Donald of St. Thomas passed away on Thursday April 9th, 2015 at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in his 81st year. Dearly loved husband of Sarah “Sally” (Cassidy) Grosse and loving father of Brian Grosse of Toronto and Katherine and her husband Marc Claveau of London. Proud grandfather of Nathan.  Predeceased by his siblings, Eugene, Madeleine, Jean and Gladys.  James was born March 2nd, 1935 in Toronto the son of the late James and Jean (Hill) Grosse. He was a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario Business School. James worked for the Elgin County Board of Education and retired from teaching after 30  years at Central Elgin Collegiate. He was a member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club in St. Thomas and was also a member of St. Anne’s Church and a former member of the St. Thomas Curling Club and the Belmont Golf Club.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday  2:00pm.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Monday at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to

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  1. Randy Martin

    So sad to hear of his passing… I remember him teaching me typing and business at Central. What a great guy he was I’ll never forget him. RIP Mr. Grosse