August 15, 2018 at 8:00 am  •  Posted in Uncategorized by  •  16 Comments

Peacefully, on August 11, 2018, James (Jim) Harold William Long at the age of 62 passed away in Ottawa’s Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital. Son of the late Alfred and late Florence Long (Mosher). Brother of Pamela Findlay (John) of Barrie,  Brian Long (Patricia) of Ottawa and Susan Yach (Ron) of Shawville. Jim is lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and his friends Lisa Bell, Frank Kovalyk and Morgan Adams.  He is also fondly remembered by his many friends in the Ottawa Valley whom he met working for Valley Heritage Radio and as President of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place in October 2018 at a date and place to be determined.

Jim’s family want to particularly thank Jim’s other family, the Valley Heritage Radio’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers for all the support Jim and his family received during this difficult time.

Jim may be gone but his passion for country music lives forever in his heart.




  1. Peter J. Foisy / August 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm / Reply

    I didn’t know Jim, but I will miss his distinctive Thursday night BINGO calls… may he rest in peace….

  2. Daryl Eady / August 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm / Reply

    My condolences to Jims families…gonna miss his voice on Bingo nights…RIP Jim

  3. Linda Hansen / August 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm / Reply

    This was such a shock for me. Condolences to Jim’s family. Jim was a very special person, when I spoke to my children they all said he was such a sweet man. We were all very fortunate to have met him many moons ago.
    You will be deeply missed by all if us Jim.

  4. Rick Leben / August 12, 2018 at 5:54 pm / Reply

    Jim will surely be missed by one and all. He did an awful lot for Valley Heritage Radio than folks know. When the Celebration Of Life is held, if I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d be very grateful to be included.

    My sympathies to Jim’s family and friends, and all who knew him.

    Best regards,

    Rick Leben

  5. Karen Abbott / August 12, 2018 at 8:33 pm / Reply

    A definite influence on Valley Heritage Radio in its early formative years, he’ll be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

    Karen Abbott

  6. Wendy Scharf / August 12, 2018 at 11:21 pm / Reply

    Condolences to Jim’s family and colleagues, he will be missed on the air by his fans, and for all his hard work at the studio. Our deepest sympathy, sincerely, Michael Kelly & Wendy Scharf, Renfrew.

  7. Sharon Sebesta / August 13, 2018 at 8:07 am / Reply

    To: Pam, Sue, Brian and your families. My family and I send our deepest, heart-felt condolences to each and every one of you. How well I remember you all living right next door. Jim was our first babysitter for Lou and Vicky and Pam, you were our second one. So, yes, many years have gone by but right now it doesn’t seem so long ago. You all have a treasure chest full of memories. Enjoy recalling those memories because when you do, your hearts will feel much lighter. Hugs and loving thoughts at this most difficult time. Sharon, Lou and Vicky.

  8. Hank White / August 13, 2018 at 8:29 am / Reply

    A pillar of the community, and fondly remember by all. So long pardner.

  9. Catherine Hendley / August 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm / Reply

    I know Jim will be missed by many people. He was so well known in the Ottawa Valley. I knew Jim from volunteering at Valley Heritage Radio. My condolences to one and all who are suffering from his death. May he rest in peace.

  10. Dee Jeans / August 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm / Reply

    Jim will be missed by his many friends and acquaintances at Regional Factory Services! Our condolences and deepest sympathy to his family. Sincerely Dee Jeans

  11. Les Lepage / August 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm / Reply

    What a great guy Jim was for his family, friends, VHR and country music throughout the Ottawa Valley. R.I.P. my friend.

  12. Arlette Beaudette / August 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm / Reply

    Jim will be sorely missed. Always pleasant and happy.
    condolences to his family.


  13. johnny woodlock / August 14, 2018 at 3:29 pm / Reply

    a true friend and mentor to me and the valley rest easy big fella we will surely miss you and remember you thanks for all the kindness and support you have shown me over the years that i knew you

    johnny a.k.a. nathan – CFRC

  14. Leslie Morgan (Awad) / August 15, 2018 at 10:58 am / Reply

    I worked with Jim at Regional Factory and also when he used to help us with caterings for Gourmet to Go. He was always fun to be around and had a really positive attitude about things. I am so sorry to hear he’s gone. My heartfelt sympathy to all of his family. He will be sadly missed.

    Leslie Morgan (Awad)

  15. Arthur Levi / August 15, 2018 at 10:29 pm / Reply

    Our Sincerest Sympathies Go Out to Jim’s Family at This Most Difficult Time. We Have Known Jim Since CJHR Came On Air. He Will Be Missed by Many.

    Helen & Art Levi

  16. Joyce Lindsay / August 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm / Reply

    We will miss you so very much on Valley Heritage Community Radio
    Blessings & Love to all your family & friends from all over. You held such
    high standerds & had such a friendly mannerisam . RIP IN PEACE JIM LONG

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