Bauer, Willem ‘JIM’ Jacob Frank
Peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Anneke for 61 years. Dear father of Bud, Juke (Jay) and Rick (Aimee). Loving Opa of Sydney, Jacob, and Ellie. He is lovingly remembered by both the Bauer and Van Beekum families in Holland, so many friends in Manotick, Ontario, and especially the Millview Street Neighbours.
Jim was one of the founding members and past president of Landscape Ontario and with his son Bud by his side the two grew and ran Bauer Landscape Garden Maintenance for many years.
Jim shared his passion for gardening with anyone who would listen. His drive and dedication to beautify a space was evident to all lucky enough to witness his work.
Jim’s hobby of racing homing pigeons proved to be exciting competition and gave him great joy.
His knowledge and kindness was known to many.
His quiet sense of humour came through with a giggle and a glint in his sparkly, mischievous blue eyes.
Sweet Jim, Dad, Opa~ may you now soar with your pigeons and walk amongst the flowers in the most beautiful gardens. We will miss you and love you always.
A private family gathering to remember Jim will occur on a morning when the sun is shining.
In lieu of flowers or donations we ask that you take a moment to hug a loved one, take a walk in the outdoors, wake up to see the sunrise, smile and smell the roses.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.