It is with great sadness that the family of James Douglas Levie Vankoughnett announce his passing after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Jim passed away peacefully at home with family by his side, on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Age 66 years.

Beloved husband and best friend of Lorraine Vankoughnett (nee: Hawkins) for 44 years. Loving father of Mandy and her husband Chad Hurd; Scott and his wife Heather; and Matt and his wife Maria. Adored Papa of Hudson, Finn, Hunter, Isla, Griffin, and Charlotte. Loving son of the late Earl and Evelyn Vankoughnett. Dear brother of Ron (wife the late Cheryl); Carol and her husband Gary Holmes; Dan and his wife Cindy; Terry and his wife Eva; Sandy; Lorie; and the late Gail. Brother-in-law of Bob Hawkins (Kathy); Sandra and her husband Michael Villeneuve; Lana and her husband Gary Crompton, and Tim Hawkins and his wife Lisa. Lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jim was a longtime and dedicated employee of the Canadian Coast Guard. He was a member of the Parry Sound Cruisers and had a real passion for cars – especially his 1970 AMX. Jim’s love of Georgian Bay and creating memories at the cottage was so important to him, but above all, Jim’s greatest love was his family. Spending quality time with his wife, children and grandchildren; instilling his values of life and love on them will be forever cherished and carried on through the generations.

As was Jim’s wish, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Carling Rec Centre on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.


we wish the vankoughnett family our heartfelt condolences and love.

-marg and rick ostertag

I wish there were words we could say that would ease the pain or express our sadness. Jim will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Thinking of all of you at this time. Xoxo

-Dave & Robin O'Gorman

So saddened to hear of Jims passing. My thoughts are with you all and may you be comforted by beautiful memories.

-Judy Rivers

My deepest condolences to the family. Jimmy and his awesome AMX will be missed.

-Mike Morden

Very sad to hear of Jim's passing. I worked at the CCG base in Parry Sound with Jim for a number of years. He was a dedicated and great fellow employee and good friend. My sympathy to his entire family.

-Al Beaucage

Dear Lorraine and family. I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He always had a smile, even through his illness. Sending my deepest condolences.

-Amanda Mathieu

I am so very sorry for your loss. No words can ever take away or diminish the pain you are all feeling right now. God has gained another angel. Please know that You are all in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

-Judith Meyer

My sincere condolences to all family and friends.

-Roy Scott

My sincerest condolences to Lorraine and her family. I deeply sadden to hear of Jim's passing.

-Greg Purcell

Lorraine and families I am sending my condolences to you at this time of your loss. Jim will be missed at special times but he will be your guardian angel. May God Bless and take care of all of you and help mend the healing of a broken heart..

-Sharon Nissen

We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have very fond memories of Jim when I was a teenager when he hung out with my brother. He was always the nicest guy with the nicest smile.
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you peace and comfort.
David, Joanne, Cara and Michael Brunton

-David and Joanne Brunton

Met Jim through Muskoka Auto Parts when I was working there, he would come in for parts for what ever he was working on. He was an outstanding fellow who you could always joke around with. My deepest sympathies for your loss.


Dear Lorraine and family. My sincere condolences. Jim was a very well liked man and will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Villeneuve

-Marlene Villeneuve

Lorraine and family, we are all so sad to hear of Jim's passing. We will always remember Jim's warm smile, sense of humor and helping hand as a young family trying to survive cottage country. Summers won't feel the same without him. His strong family values will live on through his beautiful family and generations to come. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. -Tom, Bev, Ainsley and Paige Deeth xo

-The Deeth Family

We always enjoyed Jim’s company and that wonderful smile.
What a great legacy he left in his children and grandchildren.
Jan and Bob Woods

-Janet and Bob Woods

I'm so sorry for your loss, my time working with Jimmy was always a great pleasure and full of laughs. I looked forward to flying him and just bumping into him for a good round of wit filled conversation. I will miss him, and always remember a great man.

-Roger Coe

Condolences to Lorraine and the family and to all of my VanKoughnett cousins.....Jimmy fought his battle like a true warrior....so sad.

-linda nasato

Sincere condolences, very sad news. Deepest sympathies to Jimmy's family, sorry for your loss.

-Colleen Skinner

Lorraine I am so very sorry for your loss...both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful memories you have each accumulated over the years bring you comfort.

-Gail Galley

To the Extended Vankoughnett family

We wish to extend our condolences to the extended Vankoughnett family on the death of your special family member Jimmy. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

-Lloyd and Bonnie Ashbee

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
Our sincere condolences to the families. Sending prayers to the family.

-Samantha & Juston Snow

Our hearts and prayers go out to Lorraine and the Vankoughnett family Don and I are so sorry for your Loss

-Don & Penny Armstrong

My deepest condolences to the Vankoughnett family. I always enjoyed the chats I had with Jim at the base and he always brought a smile to my face. I will be praying for you all at this difficult time.

-Daniel Longhurst

Dear Lorraine and family,
I was very sorry to hear of your loss, loosing someone so important to your family is silvery difficult. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all your loving family memories With Jim help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Roxann Meldrum

-Roxann Meldrum

To the family of Jim, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

-Daniel Shoebottom

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing .A struggle fought and lost . My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of grieving.

-Kelly Stevenson

Our deepest condolences to Lorraine and all of their families. Sending hugs. You are all in our hearts and prayers. ❤❤❤

-June and Paul Goodfellow

So very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I will not forget that smile, and calm demeaner, my thoughts and condolences are with you all.

-Mary Lee

We send our deepest condolences to Lorraine and the entire extended Vankoughnett family. You are in our thoughts during this very sad time. May your memories of happy times help you through this difficult period.

-Kit and Doug Pawlech

Dear Lorraine and family,We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Lenora & David Monteith

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He always had a smile whenever I saw him at the Coast Guard Base. My sincerest condolences.

-Mary Beaucage

Our heartfelt condolences to Lorraine and family, Jim's siblings and relatives. Many fond memories of growing up with Jim. His smile and gentle demeanor will never be forgotten.

-Don and Linda Clelland

Our sincere condolances during this difficult time.

Velma Ferguson & Rick Tilson

-Velma Ferguson

Dearest Lorraine we were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing . He is now at peace and without pain...accept our deepest condolences. Jeff and Alica

-Alica&Jeff Hill

Lorraine I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

-Rose Bailey

a smile that would brighten up the dullest of days. it was a pieasure to have known and worked with jim over the past years. he will be missed and remembered by all that new him.

-john and patti christie

My sincere condolences to you and your family Lorraine. May your memories give you much comfort.

-Jodi Laking

My sympathy to the whole family.In the forty years working at Parry Sound Home Hardware It was a privilege to be able to help Jim with his projects be it for work home or cottage.He showed without any doubt he was truly a good man,loyal honest someone I was very proud to have met him,easy to see why he was so respected.Rest in peace,the ALMIGHTY has a new project manager, John McGarvey

-JOHN McGarvey

To the whole Vankoughnett family
Our condolences on the loss of our cousin Jim. We enjoyed our conversations with him as he left work and went by the gate when Kel was a Commissionaire. What a reunion with Aunt Ev, Uncle Earl, and Gail.
With love, Kel and Jan

-Jan and Kel Hill

We are very saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Vankoughnett, our thoughts are with the entire family at this time.
So sorry for your loss.

-Tim and Kristen Heitman

So saddened to hear of your loss. I worked with Jim at the Coast Guard Base for many years and always remember his quick smile.

-Bruce and JoAnne RICHARDS

Lorraine and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.. Having heard many stories about your family over the years I know that Jim will be greatly missed. Warm hugs to you and your family.
Patti Farris and Kirk Murney

-Patti Farris

So sorry to hear of your loss, Lorraine, virtual hugs to you and your family.

-Leena Kennedy

Lorraine - I am so sorry to hear of your sweet husband’s passing. I enjoyed when you use to share wonderful family stories with me when we worked together. Sending so much love your way.

-Mel Martin

Our sincere condolences to the family. Sending our strength & support

-Zednicek Family