Dulny, James (Jim)

January 1942 - April 2022
James (Jim) Stanley Dulny of Ajax, Ontario passed away peacefully on April 30, 2022 at the age of 80. Jim was born on January 16, 1942, in Oshawa, Ontario to Stefan and Stanislawa (Stella Stasia) Dulny. Stefan and Stella named him Zdzislav but didn’t bother telling anyone; we just found out now. Jim was an only child for years who cherished his dog Rex, his comic books and his Montreal Canadiens though 13 years later he was blessed with the arrival of his brother Ted (our cool uncle!). Jim graduated from Oshawa Central Collegiate Institute followed by Ryerson University; but it's hard to know for sure as the former has closed and the latter recently changed its name. What we do know is that Jim was blessed with a large and loving family. He met his wife to be, Susan McGuire, at a dinner dance that we assume was something like what you would see on an episode of Happy Days wearing the same yellow cardigan he pulled out for years thereafter to turn heads. They were engaged and married 4 years later on October 18, 1969. Their romance lasted almost 53 years and was blessed with four wonderful children and eight grandchildren. He lived vicariously through his children wishing and coaching them to be the pro athlete he didn’t turn out to be; but that didn’t work. Nevertheless they brought him so much joy and happiness and he was filled with hope for his grandkids. Jim (or Zdzislav) enjoyed a wonderful career at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for nearly 30 years before retiring to tell stories and laugh with friends and family in the same lawn chair that sits out in our backyard today; dutifully repaired with broken hockey stick pieces, duct tape and other random items. He is survived by his wife Susan, his brother Ted, his sons Chris (Mary), John (Julie), David (Vanessa) and his daughter (thank God he was finally blessed with a daughter) Mary-Frances (Brian) and his grandchildren Niamh, Elise, Miles, Jack, Caitlin, Ethan, Connor and Carter; who will forever cherish their Papa Jim.
Visitation will be held at the Accettone Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. Bernadettes Church, 21 Bayly Street, East, Ajax at 11:00 am
Interment Resurrection Cemetery

Messages of Condolence

My condolences Susan to you, and your children. May God bless you, the children, and Jim. I appreciate how you talked to my dad, Nick Sr....
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Nick Bogut
Montreal ex-Ajax
May 22, 2022
Dear Susan - we were both shocked and so sorry to just have learned of Jim's passing, particularly as we saw you both so recently. Our dee...
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Norbert & Anna Hanz
Ajax
May 17, 2022
Dear Susan and Kids, I just heard through a mutual friend of Steven & Marie Frances that Jim has passed on. My heartfelt condolences. I've...
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David Tarjan
Birmensdorf, Switzerland
May 17, 2022
Dear Susan and Family My sincerest condolences on the loss of your loving Husband Jim...You are in my thoughts and prayers...


Nancy
Ajax
May 15, 2022
Dear Susan and family, Sending you our condolences and prayers. May the love of Jesus bring you comfort through this sad and difficult t...
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Nancy and David McEachnie
Ajax, Ontario
May 08, 2022
Dear Susan and Family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing, he was a fun guy! I know your faith will sustain you and give you comfort.


John and Susan Price
Ajax
May 07, 2022
Our deepest condolences to Susan and the entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss.


David Lawson
Grand Cayman
May 06, 2022
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers


Marie Hagerty
Ajax
May 06, 2022
Szanowna Pani Susan, Rodzino,Dzieci i Wnuczęta. Tą bardzo smutną wiadomość o śmierci mojego stryjecznego brata JIMA dostałem od syna Jakub...
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Leszek Dulny
Lipsko Polska
May 06, 2022
I was soooooo sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My prayers are with your family


Patricia Fowler
Ajax
May 05, 2022
Very sorry to hear your loss.My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May Jim rest in peace..


Ben MacNeill
Exeter Rd, Ajax
May 05, 2022
My deepest sympathy to you Susan and family. I did not know Jim at all - only I saw him in church on Sundays with you - I am sure he had b...
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Dolly Espiritu
Exeter Rd., Ajax
May 05, 2022
Dear Mrs Dulny, Chris, John, David and Mary-Frances, So sorry to hear of Mr Dulny's passing. I have such wonderful childhood memories of...
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Erika Nicholson
Halifax NS
May 05, 2022
Susan and family ....all my prayers Masses. Jim was and is one in a million. I value my time with him these past 9 years. Father Keith Wal...
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Father Keith Wallace
Port Perry
May 04, 2022
Susan my condolences to you and her family. May you all find peace through your time of bereavement. Jim will be greatly missed


Ann Marie Brown
Pickering
May 04, 2022
Susan, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Jim. May he rest in peace. Connie Andrews


Connie Andrews
Ajax
May 04, 2022
Dear Susan and Family, Our sincere condolences on Jim's passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family. We have many fond...
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Carl & Will van der Veer
Ajax
May 04, 2022
My dearest Susan. Jim's spirit will live on in your amazing kids. He was the coolest boyfriend you brought home to 4 Parry. He was a great...
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Maureen McGuire
Saanichton
May 04, 2022
Susan and family. Our hearts are with you all during this difficult time. The loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother is...
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Joe and Debbie Marks
Ajax
May 04, 2022
Dear Susan and Family, So very sorry for your loss.Jim was a great guy .Joe and I had so many enjoyable times with both of you.He will be...
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Donna Dickson
Ajax
May 04, 2022
Susan please accept our sincere regrets on Jim's passing. May the good times shared provide some level of comfort in the days ahead for yo...
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Mike & Rosemarie Davies
Ajax
May 04, 2022
Dear Susan and family, Heaven has gained a great angel who will add laughter to the celestial world. May all your wonderful memories give...
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Joanne De Giorgis
Toronto
May 04, 2022
Dear Susan and family. May he Rest In Peace… I am sure Marie greeted him at the gates of heaven, along with St Peter and the LORD. He wi...
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Gerry Roy
Ajax
May 04, 2022
Dear Susan, "He is standing on sainted ground and there are angels all around." My heart, prayers and sincere condolences go out to ...
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Linda Kearney
Ajax, Ontario
May 03, 2022
Dear Susan and family, So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Jim. He was a loving, good and generous person. May his past family...
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Betty Ann Campbell
Ajax
May 03, 2022
So sad to lose Jim. He had a great sense of humour and he was always there when you needed him. A wonderful man and a great friend.


Carol and Mike Groulx
Ajax
May 03, 2022
Our deepest Sympathies to Susan & all Children. May His Soul, Through the Mercy of God Rest in Peace. Will continue to Pray for God's Peac...
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Edward & Victorine Fernando
Ajax
May 03, 2022

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