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Ronald "Jimmy" Ashford "Jimmy" Wisdom

Saturday, January 25th, 1947 - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Ronald “Jimmy” Ashford Wisdom
January 25, 1947 – November 28, 2019

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, Ronald Wisdom, affectionately known as “Jimmy”, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Jimmy was a talented musician who entertained many notable individuals such as the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He transitioned into a successful barber of fifty years, creating a well-known business that was a prominent fixture along the Eglinton West corridor and Caribbean community.

He leaves loving memories and will be forever remembered by Merva, his wife of
39 years, sons and daughters, Ninfa, Ron Jr., Ian, James, and Nadine, his brother Clifford, nine grandchildren and one great grandson.

The viewing will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel located at 1 Lord Seaton Rd, North York, Ontario M2P 2C1, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

Donations to the Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel will be accepted in lieu of flowers.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    The Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel
    Address
    1 Lord Seaton Road
    TORONTO, ON M2P 2C1
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 13th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    The Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel
    Address
    1 Lord Seaton Road
    TORONTO, ON M2P 2C1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    The Salvation Army Yorkminster Citadel
    Address
    1 Lord Seaton Road
    TORONTO, ON M2P 2C1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Major Pauline Gruer-Caulfield
  • Interment

    Location
    Highland Memory Gardens
    Address
    33 Memory Gardens Lane
    NORTH YORK, ON M2H 3K4
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Jamie Guy

Posted at 02:58pm
Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have known Jimmy for 5 years and in that time he has always treated me with kindness. The heavens have gained a true angel. Rest in Peace Jimmy.
MD

Margaret Downes

Posted at 11:26am
I've known Jimmy from the time he started barbering on Bathurst street, he was the first barber to cut my hear and always, I had to get someone else to cut it because I was leaving for Barbados. Merva my sincere condolences to you and your family words cannot explain how sorry I am, it 8s still a total shock to me and my family. I will be back in Canada December 18th, and sorry I had to miss the funeral.
May God comfort you and yours at this time, may he rest in the loving arms of our God and Saviour, he will be sorely missed 50 years of knowing him.
R.I.P. Wisdom
LT

Lois trusty

Posted at 12:50am
The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character.
Reputation is what you are supposed to be; character is what you are.
Reputation comes over one from without; character grows up from within.
Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community; character is what you have when you go away.
Reputation is made in a moment; character is built in a lifetime.
A single newspaper report gives you your reputation; a life of toil gives you your character.
Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone: character is what angels say abut you before the throne of God.
(excerpt) W.H. Davis
Rest easy Mr Wisdom.
You will be surely missed.
Our sincerest condolences Miss Merva and family
Lois & Adrienne Trusty
HS

Hazel & Leslie Small

Posted at 10:29pm
Our deepest condolences to you and the family on the passing of your loved one. May he rest in Peace. May you all be comforted knowing that others feel your pain.
Mr. Wisdom! your kindness will live on. Rest in Peace my friend.
E

esther.zahra@gmail.com

Posted at 08:51pm
I will never forget when we first met at Candy and Ian's wedding 💓 and Stand by Me will always be a song that reminds me of you! May all the wonderful memories and your faith comfort you all during this time and may he rest in perfect peace in God's arms. 💓
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