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Dr. James D. Spohn, B. A. M.D.
Male 1919 - 2010


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Suffix  B. A. M.D. 
    Birth  17 Oct 1919  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW2 
    • After graduating from Waterloo College, Jim enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, achieving the rank of captain in the Highland Light Infantry. He served in France, Holland, and Germany, where he was severely wounded during the Second World War.
    Name  Jim Spohn 
    Occupation  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-34902P 
    Died  25 Jun 2010  Penetanguishene, Tiny Township, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  St. James On-the-Line Anglican Cemetery, Penetanguishene, Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I34902  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Family  Katherine Jones,   d. 1990 
    Family ID  F9281  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dr. James Spohn

      B.A., M.D.


      Suddenly, in his 91st year, on his way to his beloved cottage, on Friday, June 25, 2010.

      Survived by son, Peter, of Waterloo; daughter, Mary (Michael) Casey of Kitchener; and grandchildren, Patrick, Andrea, and David. Dear brother of Elizabeth Shelton (the late Charlie) of Ottawa and Peggy Kreiner (the late Hal) of Timmins; brother-in-law of Barbara Kester, the late Stewart Jones, the late Allen H. (Bud) Jones and his surviving wife Maggie Jones. Remembered by his nieces and nephews.

      Predeceased by dear wife Katherine (Kay), née Jones, (1990); his parents, Dr. P. Douglas Spohn and Maud, née Potvin; and sister, Mary Cunningham (1997).

      After graduating from Waterloo College, Jim enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, achieving the rank of captain in the Highland Light Infantry. He served in France, Holland, and Germany, where he was severely wounded during the Second World War. Jim graduated in medicine from University of Toronto in 1950 and practiced general medicine in Kitchener for thirty-three years, retiring in 1985. He was the team doctor for the Canadian Olympic hockey team in Cortina, Italy in 1956 and in Squaw Valley, California in 1960. Longtime member of Westmount Golf and Country Club and the KW Granite Club. Jim enjoyed spending his summers at his cottage in Penetanguishene. Also sadly missed by his canine pal, Penny.

      Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Jim during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, June 28, from 7-9 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 29, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Church of the Holy Saviour, 33 Allen St. E., Waterloo on Wednesday, June 30 2010 at 1: 00 p.m. with The Venerable Peter T. Townshend officiating. Cremation will follow with interment at St. James On-the-Line Anglican Cemetery in Penetanguishene.


      Waterloo Region Record 26 Jun 2010

  • Sources 
    1. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of James Spohn - 26 Jun 2010.

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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jun 2010 - Penetanguishene, Tiny Township, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James On-the-Line Anglican Cemetery, Penetanguishene, Simcoe Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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