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Obituary of James Norman Fenton

We are deeply saddened to announce that James Norman Fenton of Port Perry passed away at home on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021. James was born April 14th, 1932 in Toronto. Beloved husband of Catherine (nee Harvey) his wife of 63 years. Cherished father of Michael (deceased) and his wife Monica, David and his wife Dimi (deceased), Jo Ellen, and Jennifer and her husband Jason. Proud grandfather of Krystal (Pat), Jason, Eleni, Madeleine, and Harrison, and great grandfather of Bria, Alexa, Madison, and Jason Michael. Dear brother of William and his wife Frances (deceased), John (deceased) and his wife Estelle, and McKinley and his wife Diane.

James grew up in a busy and loving family with three brothers and often shared fond memories of his childhood and teenage years. James enjoyed a successful career with Bell Canada for 35 years.

After raising their 4 children, James and Catherine settled into retirement life in the beautiful town of Port Perry. James wanted to work on his golf game and living on the 9th hole of a golf course provided him with ample opportunity! During their later years of marriage, they enjoyed travels to Hawaii, Italy, France, and Ireland. These trips fulfilled James’ interests in history, religion, architecture and family heritage. 

James was a strong, kind, and supportive father. His faith in God, as well as his love and guidance, was the foundation of his family. He will be remembered for his passion for hockey and golf, his enthusiasm for bird watching, his quick wit and good humour.     

The Family of James Fenton will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, October 4th from 2 to 4 p.m. In accordance with the directives provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please contact the funeral home between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to schedule your visitation appointment. Wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone is mandatory. Mass of Christian Burial for family and close friends will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy 7A) in Port Perry on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Missionaries of Charity would be appreciated. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, October 4, 2021
Wagg Funeral Home
216 Queen Street
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1710 Scugog Street
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Final Resting Place

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
355 Taunton Road East
Whitby, Ontario, Canada