It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Bard on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the age of 69 years, at Riverview Health Center. He suffered complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting, and a year long battle with nefarious criminals named Stroke and Cancer that plagued our society for far to long. Civilians will recognize him best as Spider-Man, and thank him for his many years of service protecting our city. His family knew him as a feisty, storytelling (most were wildly inappropriate), hard working, and a “can fix anything” man, who fiercely loved his friends and family.
Born on August 27, 1949 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Jim is predeceased by his parents Albert and Lucille Bard; his brother Kenny; son-in-law Matt; and sister-in-laws Susan, and Rose.
He is survived by his wife Paulette; his children Tamara, Joseph, Darryl, Darlene and Jonathan; his grandchildren Taylor, Patience (Ron), Alex, Amanda, Cassandra, Charles, Jade, Sophia and Lucas; and great-granddaughter Abigail; brothers Clifford (Evette), Lise, Bobby (Melody), David and Michael (Judy); sister in-law Jeanette (Gilles), brother in-laws Rolland (Sandra), and Lucien; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Jim was a proud Ironworker (Local Union 728) and spent many years working in various locations across Canada and the United States. In his time off Jim loved to spend time with his family, read, ride his motorcycle, go fishing, putter in his shop, work on vehicles, watch his CNN, and get into whatever shenanigans he could. Jim truly lived his life his way right until the end.
Family, friends, and those whose lives Jim touched are invited to the E.J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald Street, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and of course “just chat”.
In lieu of flowers, Please tune up your car and check the air pressure in your tires – he would have wanted that.