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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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Yvonne Osondu

Posted at 07:43am
Impeccable is how I describe Jimmy (and his family). I miss him! From the first cut in the 80s he was the barber of choice for cutting my hair. A long time female customer, I really appreciated the delicate balance he found for a short, elegant yet feminine cut. His advise was always candid and honest. Later when I changed my style and crossed the barbershop floor to see his wife, daughter, and stylist in the beauty salon, I would share a chat with Mr. Wisdom and he shared some wisdom. A gem of a man. With love Mr. Jimmy.
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Winston Dowrich

Posted at 07:31pm
On behalf of my wife and myself our deepest condolences on the death of Jimmy .
I first met Jimmy at the Golden Barber Shop on Bathurst St. and it was by accident Solomon was away and Jimmy offered to do the honours and the rest is history , only once since then and I am talking about 40 years did I have a cut by another barber .
I think that speaks about satisfaction . We became great friends over those years shared pleasantries about families , sporting events and travels . I will miss Jimmy sadly . May he have eternal rest . To the entire family deepest condolences .
Winston Dowrich .
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Eion / Milton McCook

Posted at 05:58pm
My husband would leave all the way from Scarborough to go by wisdom for his hair cut. He always says that Jimmy knows what he likes. We will miss him dearly. RIP Jimmy.

Trevor Quammie

Posted at 11:44am
Our condolences to the family of Jimmy Wisdom continue to rest in eternal peace

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.
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