November 23, 1947
September 25, 2023
James Al (Jim) Windsor, aged 75, peacefully passed away in hospice on September 25th, 2023. He was a beloved father, husband, grandpa, and “Unc.” Known for his brilliance and kind nature, Jim was a lifelong learner who approached everything he did with passion. From hiking through mountains and hang-gliding to skinny dipping in mountain streams and repelling off cliffs and bridges, Jim had a sense of adventure that knew no bounds. He had a deep appreciation for birds, nature, and all living creatures, except for porcupines that dared to munch on his trees. Hardworking and always willing to help others, he dedicated his time to shoveling snow for the entire block, caring for family members, programming computers, and even studying calculus for his own amusement. One of Jim’s greatest achievements was creating a network of trails and lookout points at his cherished location, often referred to as “The Sand Farm.” He possessed a unique ability to disassemble and reassemble objects in the dark, as long as someone held the flashlight. Jim’s infectious sense of humor brought joy to his loved ones, as he coined funny nicknames for them and used phrases like “We’re off like a turd of hurdles.” His laughter faithfully resembled that of a donkey.
Jim is survived by his wife, Shirley Windsor, daughters Bobbi (Stefano) Francescut and Cori (Marc) Tremblay, as well as his cherished grandchildren Simon, Marcus, Madeline, and Phoenix. In addition, his sister Judy Windsor, niece Candy Retson, and nephew Robert Calvert continue to carry his memory. Preceding him in death were his parents Robert (Bob) Windsor and Emily Rose (Becky) Jorgensen, along with his brother John Windsor.
Honoring his wishes, a small and intimate celebration of Jim’s life will occur in the spring of 2024 at his beloved sanctuary, surrounded by the soothing presence of birds, wildflowers, and trees. Instead of other tributes, those who wish to honor his memory may make a donation to Pilgrims Hospice, available at: [https://pilgrimshospice.com/get-involved/make-a-donation/](https://pilgrimshospice.com/get-involved/make-a-donation/). Jim would also be deeply touched to know that birds are being fed in his remembrance.