Celebration of Life for Jim Harber

Harber, James Edwin “Jim”

In honour of Jim Harber a Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, August 13,2023 between 12:00 – 4:00 p.m at the Lively Golf and Country Club ( 305 Sixth Avenue, Lively ON).

Passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the age of 76 years.

Predeceased by his parents Ted and Norma (nee Duncan) Harber. Beloved husband of Rolande (nee Boisvenue) for 27 years. Loving father of Shawn (Lisa) Harber and Kyle (Megan) Harber. Adored grandfather of Brodie, Marleah, Ethan, Cole, and Sunny Harber. Pre-deceased by his sister Betty Ann Sinclair (Dave), brother- in- law to Norm (Theresa) Boisvenue and Gilles Boisvenue. Proud Special Uncle to Brad Sinclair and Kristy Heimpel.

Jim retired from INCO after many loyal years of service as a Foreman. He was born in Copper Cliff on July 6, 1946 and spent his childhood summers on the shores of Harber’s Harbour in the West Arm of Lake Nipissing, where he made his home with Rolande in their retirement. This was where neighbours, friends and family were always welcome for a glass of wine on the porch. Jim enjoyed curling and ice fishing all winter, while golfing and taking care of his garden in the summer. The countless fishing and hunting trips were a joy for him to organize, and allowed him special time with his close friends, sons, and grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by them all.


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  1. It was many years ago that I met Jimmy. I was at my trapline camp on Nipissing’s West Arm. It was October and it was a miserable day. I had decided to stay inside and work on putting up fur rather than be out in such a day. Early that afternoon a knock came to the door and when I opened the door I was greeted with a big smile and a handshake introduction from Jim Harber. He was soaking wet, and I invited him in for a coffee and to dry out.
    He explained that he wanted to speak with me about hunting north of my camp and if I was ok with that. I said its Crown Land Jim you are free to hunt wherever you want. He said no sir not unless you’re Ok with myself and my group in here close to you, Him asking me this was a rare thing as many hunters would not be so gracious and considerate to ask permission when the country is free to go where they want. Well, the coffee that afternoon turned to a glass of good whiskey. We became very close friends and many great years of hunting together and dinners at my camp with his family and mine. He kept a close eye on my camp and miles of my trails cleared every year and he insisted on doing so. I will truly miss Jimmy and our regular get togethers, but I will be forever grateful to the knock on my camp door that stormy day many years ago. Jimmy Harber was a very good man and my sincere condolences to his family.
    Mark Downey, Brandon Downey and Kurt Downey

    By: Mark Downey
    July 18, 2023

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