August 29, 2022
Jim Bauer
Jim Bauer
Willem Jacob Frank “Jim” Bauer passed away peacefully on 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, Ont., and especially the Millview Street neighbours.

Jim was one of the founding members and past-president of Landscape Ontario’s Ottawa Chapter. 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.

On July 26, 2018, Jim was appointed an Honorary Life Member of Landscape Ontario — the association’s highest accolade given “in appreciation for years of selfless dedication to the horticultural profession and outstanding contribution to the association.”

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.

A private family gathering to remember Jim will occur on a morning when the sun is shining. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that you take a moment to hug a loved one, take a walk outdoors, wake up to see the sunrise, smile, and smell the roses.

Online obituary.