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James (Jim) Lloyd Harding

15 December, 196026 April, 2021
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It is with great sorrow that the Harding family announces the passing of James (Jim) Lloyd Harding on April 26, 2021.

Jim was born on December 15, 1960, in Cambridge, Ontario to Lloyd and Aura Harding. Jim loved school and began sharing his enthusiasm holding many leadership roles at GCI. After that he attended Western University where he obtained his Economics and Teaching degrees as well as the University of Toronto Dental School and the University of Waterloo. Jim was a Chartered Professional Accountant working as a senior executive for Rockwell Automation for over 30 years where he retired in 2018. Recently, he enjoyed providing consulting services to Greentech in Cambridge.

An enthusiastic cyclist and golfer, Jim took every opportunity to head out on the course or the open road. Jim continues to hold the family record of 3 lifetime hole-in-ones. Jim often adventured with his beloved children, Stephanie, Matthew, and Katie. Whether it be a ride on a rail-trail, a road trip to the East Coast, or biting off a cottage project that seemed too big to chew – Jim was always up for a challenge.

Jim’s biggest joy in life was his family. From coaching Matthew or Katie’s hockey teams to attending Stephanie’s swim meets and horse competitions, Jim was always proud to be there for his children. He never stopped planning adventures up at the cottage where the family could come together.

In addition to Stephanie (Ryan), Matthew (Kirsten) and Katie, Jim is survived by his mother, Aura Harding, sisters Karen Maidment (Dave), Pamela Kozak (Rick) and his five nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Harding.

A private funeral service will be held at Coutts Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the YMCA of Three Rivers or charity of your choice can be made in lieu of flowers.

Keep on riding Dad; we will miss you.

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Patrick Subban

10 May 2021

I’m saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I met Jim through hockey where our families became close. Jim always had a smile, also I admired him for he seemed so physically in shape relative to me knowing we were about the same age. I was fortunate to have met Jim’s parents and learned much about the Cambridge Winter Hawks through Jim’s dad. My condolence to the entire family. Stephanie, Matthew and Katie don’t hesitate to reach out for anything. I’m certain Marselis and Raegan will be there for you as well.

Cathy Formica

9 May 2021

The Carey family is deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Treasure all the family memories that you have built over the years at the cottage and all your travels during this difficult time.

Cathy, Debbie and families

Denise Praskey

7 May 2021

Dear Aura and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences to you all.

James Ings

3 May 2021

I am shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. Jim hired me and I spent 12 great years with him at Rockwell. Always a cornerstone in that department and a great mentor for me during my early career. To this day, in times of personal or professional struggle, my mind will wander to the thought of "what would Jim Harding have done". My condolences to the entire family during this difficult time.

Rob Bickford

2 May 2021

It was with great shock and greater sadness that I learned of Jim’s passing. He was a gentleman in the office and on the golf course, and always had some fact or insight to be shared regardless of the topic. My family sends our condolences and prayers to Jim’s family and friends.

Sandi Nicholls

2 May 2021

I can’t imagine the sorrow and anguish of your loss. Jim was a classmate starting in grade six. His laughter and enthusiasm were contagious. He always took time to connect and every person knew it was genuine. I will remember him fondly. Sending you my deep condolences on your tragic loss. May he rest in the arms of angels.

Kent Lee

1 May 2021

So saddened to hear of Jim's passing, my condolences to the family. Jim was an amazing leader and mentor at my time at Rockwell which I am still grateful for.

Greg Peart

1 May 2021

Many memories at the Peart family farm. Miss you, and love you always.

Greg & family

Greg Peart

1 May 2021

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Greg Peart

1 May 2021

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