Badminton Canada mourns the loss of James (Jim) Lynch
November 2, 2022
Badminton Canada Hall of Fame member James (Jim) Charles Lynch passed away peacefully at age 80 on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Adapted from the official obituary overview:
It is with great sadness we announce Jim’s passing. He was born to parents James and Ann, on July 7th, 1942, in Buffalo, New York where he graduated from Amherst Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Buffalo State University. He, then, went on to work for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board as a teacher, Student Services Coordinator and Principal.
Jim was known for his love of badminton, tennis, gardening, music, cooking, singing, and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Badminton Canada Hall of Fame and was an International Umpire during several World Championships. His favourite accomplishment was umpiring at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games and having the opportunity to umpire the Men’s Singles Gold Medal Match in 1996.
Jim will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his parents James and Ann, and sister Nancy. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his brother Skip and his wife Jill, his son Michael and his wife Kirstie, his daughter Krista and her husband Mike, and grandchildren Andrew, Brett, Jake, Kyla, and Hannah.
In remembrance of Jim’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Andy’s House, Hospice Muskoka which operates primarily on donations.