Jim Casson was born in Welland, raised in Fonthill
and subsequently lived in Port Colborne and Pelham, returning to
Welland 30 years ago.
Jim is a Chartered Accountant; he was in public
practice for 39 years, retiring in 1996 as a partner with a national
firm. He then served for a couple of years as Secretary-Treasurer of a
former client, retiring again at the end of 2002.
Together with his wife, Noreen, they share eight
grandchildren; he has two in Pelham; she has three in Welland and
three in Connecticut. Although Jim has a reputation as a conservative
and a curmudgeon, the grandchildren have not yet caught on so they
still treat him with respect.
Now that Jim is working toward full retirement,
Noreen wants him to get a new interest so that he is not always
underfoot. The challenges of the Tribune Community Editorial Board
should help fulfill that goal.