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James Hewlett

January 18, 1934 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


We are so sad to announce the passing of James (Jim) Hewlett, of Uxbridge. Jim spent his last days at Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry, surrounded by his family.

Born and raised on the Uxbridge-Stouffville Town Line, Jim was the son of William and Bessie (Murison) Hewlett. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Wilfred. He graduated from Garibaldi Public School and Stouffville High School.

Jim joined Bell Canada soon out of high school, and worked for the company until his retirement at age 56. He had many interests to take into his senior years. A quiet, kind, and gentle man, he was a supremely talented “jack of all trades”. He could do anything from flying an airplane and taking apart a motorcycle (and putting it back together), to making beautiful fine furniture. He was always curious and enquiring. He loved to travel, to tinker, and to invent. He needed to know how things worked.

Jim married Isabel Currie in 1964. The two of them were happiest with their family in the house Jim built on the Town Line. They enjoyed travelling across Canada, from Newfoundland to Haida Gwaii, trips they shared with Jim’s sister Barb and her husband George Pratt.

Jim leaves a family of whom he was immensely proud: son James (Hayjin Jeon), daughter Nancy (Wayne Beil), and daughter Jane (Kit Purdy). His grandchildren, Sam and Will Hewlett, Kezia and Jasper Beil, and Keturah and Winona Purdy, as well as his beloved cat, Ollie, filled his days with joy. Grandpa will be missed greatly.

The family extends special thanks to Dr. Natalie Munn, and to the Oak Ridges Hospice staff for their kindness and care.

A private gathering of family and close friends will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Oak Ridges Hospice or a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Uxbridge, (905-852-3073). For online condolences please visit


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family


Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd.
1722 Scugog Street, Port Perry ON L9L1E2
Tel: 1-289-225-0202


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