Monday, June 20, 2016

In Memory of James Ralph Ingram


This post is in memory of James Ralph Ingram, beloved husband of Harlequin Executive Editor Paula Eykelhof and beloved father of Emma Ingram

 A life well-lived. A man well-loved.

April 28, 1947 - May 30, 2016
It's so hard to summarize a life. Jim was many things to many peopleloving husband to Paula, proud father to Emma, affectionate brother to Russell and Gay. He was very fond of his nieces and nephewsJack, Sara and James, Erik, Hayley, Eli and Sarah, and Adrianand a caring brother-in-law to Alex, Hyacinthe and Josephine.

Jim was a good friend and companion, someone who not only enjoyed the company of others but contributed interesting ideas and unfailing humor to any conversation. He was an artist, whose photographs hang on many walls. He had a fascination with history, especially the US Civil War, and often walked the battlefields of Gettysburg. He loved music, from Dylan to jazz, classical and blues.

Jim worked at the University of Toronto Library in different capacities and, after his retirement, maintained his connections with former colleagues.

His travels were a source of enjoyment (and photographs). And it must be mentioned that he loved his cats and dogs.

Jim and Logan
As his daughter, Emma, says: He was an artist, storyteller, lover of music and books. The best kind of man to have a drink with, talk about art, ideas, life. He had a world view shaped by curiosity and his clever sense of humor.

Jim is loved, missed and will never be forgotten.

Donations in Jim's honor can be made to
The Princes Margaret Hospital Foundation or The Toronto Humane Society.

22 comments:

  1. My prayers are with Paula and her family.

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  2. Paula, many prayers with you and all your family and thank you, Kate, for this lovely memorial.

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  3. Dear Paula, my sympathy for your loss. A lovely tribute, Kate.

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  4. Paula, I'm so sorry. I know there's no cushioning the loss, but pray that having loved such a wonderful man sustains you and Emma.

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  5. I'm so very sorry for your loss, Paula. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

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  7. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. A beautiful memorial, Kate. Many hugs and prayers to Paula and her family.

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  9. It's been so hard to watch Paula and Jim go through such a battle. They're both amazing people who have made a big impact on my life. Love and hugs to Paula.

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  10. Paula and Jim were on their way to a vacation that included time spent with Tim and I here in Arizona when this first hit. My heart has been breaking for them ever since...

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  11. Kate, what a lovely tribute. Paula, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  12. What a beautiful post. Paula and Emma, I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. Will be lifting you up now and in the days to come.

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  14. Thank you, Kate, for such a beautiful post. The picture of him--those warm eyes--and with his cat say so much too. My condolences to Paula and Emma.

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  15. Thank you for the lovely tribute, Kate. Paula, you and Emma are in my thoughts.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the tribute, Kate. Sending my love and hugs to Paula and Emma.

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  17. Very sorry to hear this sad news. I didn't know him, but it sounds like he was an incredible person. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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  18. My sympathies to the family as well.

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  19. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Beautiful tribute, Kate.

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  20. I'm delayed in catching up on blog posts. I can't say enough times how sorry I am that after such a long, arduous battle that Jim lost his fight. My heart goes out to Paula, Emma and their extended family. Kate---such a heartfelt post.

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  21. Thank you all. I very much appreciate your sympathy and kind words.

    ~ Paula Eykelhof

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