Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One


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.

11 Guest Book

  • Lisa Bard Posted February 1, 2019 1:17 pm

    Love to all of my Bard family. Uncle Jimmy was indeed the story teller of the family and I will miss him when the “Bard Brothers” invade Ontario. Tamara and Joey, I am so sorry for your loss. Taylor and Patience, I love you both xoxo

  • Lucille Gorowski Posted February 1, 2019 5:30 pm

    I have know Jimmy for some 30 years. Whenever I visited Bob, Jimmy would be there! I have many good memories of those days.

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    Lucille Gorowski

  • Robin Bard Posted February 1, 2019 10:11 pm

    I was fortunate enough to find Jim and his brothers as part of my Dad’s long lost family. My siblings and I flew out to Winnipeg this last summer for Bob and Mel’s wedding and finally met them all!!! It was a wonderful time full of great stories and laughs that i will remember forever. Jim was especially interesting because he reminded so much of my Dad from the way he talked to the funny stories he told. He also loved to learn about our family history as much as i did and we spent hours on the phone comparing what we found. I am grateful foe the chance to meet him and will hold him close to my heart 💙 My condolences to his family and friends and know he is up there watching over us all ☺

  • Michael Bard Posted February 2, 2019 7:24 am

    I can’t believe that you are gone. It doesn’t seem real like some bad dream. You have always been part of my life and I looked up to you for so many years..I am going to miss you and the hike you left can never be filled by anyone but you !
    Love you always !

  • Malo Dufresne family Posted February 2, 2019 10:54 am

    To a really classy man and super hero you will be missed love you from all of us in terrbonne and mascouche

  • Jesse Reid Posted February 2, 2019 12:03 pm

    Dear Bards and extended families, it was a real pleasure to have met Jimmy a those few times. Over my time I spent living with Kenny and Lise, I learned, and am inspired by how hard working the Bard family is! He is certainly loved and will be missed. I’d like to send out all my love and thoughts to you from Ottawa this weekend. I only wish I had known he was Spiderman! Badass.

  • Leandre and Francoise Gauthier Posted February 2, 2019 12:54 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the Bard family

  • David Bard Posted February 2, 2019 3:00 pm

    Well my big brother is gone and I to will miss his stories. We spent a lot of time in my garage fixing one thing or another and trading stories. His where far more
    interesting than mine, from knowing actor Graham Greene, to living next door to renown artist Wanda Koop to meeting Andre the Giant. It seems Spider-Man
    had a little Forest Gump in him. I know for all of us the one thing he left us is stories of our time with him. The one that comes to now is when we where on a
    trip to visit family in Ontario, just me and him in his 69 Dodge Dart. It was late and we somewhere in northern Ontario flying down the highway. when we noticed
    the northern lights. Jimmy stopped the car on the side of the road, we got out and stretched out on the hood to watch the show. Just me and my big brother in the
    middle of nowhere taking in something cool. So if you have a Jimmy story, share it. It just might make you feel better. Love to all my family.

  • Al & Jacquie Verry Posted February 2, 2019 8:09 pm

    Bob, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your brother.

  • Bonny Marshall Posted February 3, 2019 6:31 am

    To you Paulette, I offer my most heartfelt condolences. My heart breaks for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and all the family 💐♥️🙏🏻

  • Tamara Bard Posted February 16, 2019 4:03 am

    Dad I still can’t believe your gone. But I’m greatful that we had many talk whiĺè you were in the hospital and there was nothing left unsaid. We got to say goodbye to each other which most people ďont get to ďo. Ì knew how much you loved mè and how proud you were of me. You helped shape me into the person I am today. I couldn’t have asked for a better Dad. You taught me so much thàt I will carry the rest of my life. I love you always and miss you forever. Until we meet again I will try everyday to makè ýòu proud. ❤❤❤

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