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November 7, 2017

Reverend James “Jim” Roy Weir, BA-MDiv, of Kincardine, died peacefully at home, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in his 85th year. Cherished spouse of Margaret Weir (née Fair) for 54 years. Beloved father of Malcolm (Leslie) Weir. Dear brother of Bill Weir of Thorndale. Missed by sister-in-law, Marion (Bruce) Schmitt of Waterloo. Remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-nieces and -nephews, and many friends. Predeceased by his parents, W. Roy and Mildred Weir; and sister-in-law, Barbara Weir. A Presbyterian Church minister for 60 years, Jim graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, and then Knox College in Toronto, and was ordained May 16, 1957, in London. He served in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, and was very active at numerous levels of the Presbytery and the Synod. He was nominated to be the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1998. Jim was one of the initiators of numerous community programs in Kincardine, such as Meals on Wheels, an d the ecumenical playschool. He served as a director and president of Russell Meadows Non-Profit Accommodations, and was the chaplain of the Kincardine Legion for 10 years. In fact, this Saturday (Nov. 11) would have been his 10th Remembrance Day service in Kincardine. He was also a member and past-president of the Kincardine Probus Club. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. The funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Rev. James Dickey and Rev. Bob Geddes officiating. Interment, Elora Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine (Organ Restoration Fund), the Canadian Cancer Society (Leukemia Research AML) or Pension Board Presbyterian Church in Canada (Retired Ministers), or a charity of choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Jim was a true defender of the faith and will be missed by all who knew him.