James Robert "Jimmy" Donnison
1978 - 2024
James Robert "Jimmy" Donnison
Requested Charity
Cathy's Place or Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care Fund - Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Donnison, James Robert "Jimmy", age 45, Lower South River, Nova Scotia, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Antigonish.

Born in Sydney, NS, he was the son of James and Theresa (McCormick) Donnison.

In his high school days, he was an avid athlete playing both hockey and baseball.  He loved the Edmonton Oilers, listening to music and soaking up the sun by the water.

After high school, he made his way to Alberta, where he worked hard and took pride in bestowing himself and his loved ones with everything they desired and did so until 2018, when he came home to begin his almost 6-year battle with Glioblastoma. It was also during this time he met his angel on earth Alicia and, being the warrior he was, together they bravely fought the battle.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alicia Foster; children, Cohen, Ben, and Lila Donnison, all of Alberta; sisters, Tammy Donnison, British Columbia; and Kelly Donnison; Ontario; and niece and nephew, Connor and Ciara. Jimmy also had the love and support of his extended family – parents-in-law, Steve and Ruth Foster; sisters-in-law, Tara (Joey) and Amanda (Tremaine); nieces and nephews, Lilly, Teagan, Zoe, Emma, Emmett, Maci, and Tristan. He is also survived by his special grandparents Charlie and Julia Teasdale, his "Grande Prairie parents" Gerry and Marie MacIsaac and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Honorable mention should also be made to his canine companion, Rocky.

We, the family, would like to send our sincere gratitude to all of the medical staff from Alberta to Nova Scotia who gave Jimmy the most invested care.

Cremation has taken place with no public visitation at this time.

Memorial Donations may be made to Cathy’s Place (St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish) or the Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care Fund (Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney).

Funeral arrangements are  under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com.

Soar with the Eagles Jimmy. Forever in our hearts.

James Robert "Jimmy" Donnison