Franklin, James Robert - suddenly at his residence on March 15, 2009 in his 77th year. Beloved husband and best friend for over 50 years of Dorothy Franklin (Wade). Survived by his sister Ruby Walker and sisters-in-law Norma Hicks and Madeline Franklin. Dear uncle of Elaine Hicks, Carol Tofflemire, Wayne Walker, Robert Walker and David Franklin. Predeceased by his parents Jen and Edward Franklin, sister Lil Harris and brother Ed Franklin. Fondly remembered by best friends Gerry and Eileen Green. Jim worked at Parkwood Hospital for 27 years. He was a life-long fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and loved walking with his dogs. A train enthusiast, Jim enjoyed many rides on the Pt. Stanley Railroad. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. by The Rev. Andrew Reid. Interment Woodhull Cemetery. You are the wind beneath my wings.
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