Father, today we remember MPP Jim McDonell. We bring him to you in prayer and ask that you bless Jim and his family as he serves the people of Ontario. We are thankful for Jim’s record of integrity and his willingness to work for the people of his riding. We ask that you send Jim all the assistance he needs to keep working for our province. Bless Jim, his family and his team with your amazing peace. (Psalm 33:5) Amen.
Jim McDonell was born and raised on a dairy farm in Glengarry County. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, he worked with Bell Canada for 32 years in planning, engineering and supervisory roles. Jim has been actively involved in the community for over 27 years, dedicating his time to the Williamstown Fair, the Char-Lan Minor Soccer and Minor Hockey Associations, the Glengarry Kinsmen Club, and the Glengarry Border Hockey League. Jim and his wife Margie live in South Glengarry Township where they raised their family of three. Jim served 3 terms as a municipal councillor in Charlottenburgh and South Glengarry Townships and was elected Mayor of South Glengarry in 2003, 2006, and 2010. Jim is currently the Parliamentary Assistant for Municipal Affairs.