Jim Silver
  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 25, 1944
  • Date of passing: Oct 12, 2012
For Bompa

This memorial website was created in memory of Jim Silver, 67, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Born on October 25, 1944, Jim passed away on October 12, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 25th October 2016

"October 25th 2016
Thinking of you, and thankful for the memories.
Our grandchildren are mostly on their own now, and time,
like the fall leaves, flies.  
Such a beautiful time of year to have a birthday!
Saying a prayer for you and family today....
Bruce and Barb"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th October 2016

"My darling Jim,
It is a sad day here on earth today, but I am sure full of celebrations in heaven!  I love you Jim and miss you every minute!  Do I wish you back, if you could come back pain free then yes, but I would only be selfish if I wished you back as you were.  You are resting with the Angels....I will always love you..Happy 72!  My love forever sending a big Happy Birthday!  Always yours"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 22nd July 2016

"It's corn season once again!  And we always think of you...Sweet, first pick corn, the very best, and how you loved it!  What feasts we would have together.  What happy memories those butter and cream corn indulgences bring back....We miss you, dear friend.  Love you, Bruce and Barb"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 22nd July 2016

"Just been thinking about how much you would love to be here with us next weekend camping.  You would love watching the kids, grandkids and great grands swimming, sliding and just playing.  Sitting around the campfire, making s'mores and just having fun.  We will be thinking about you and know you are always with us, no matter what we are doing.  Love you forever"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 1st January 2016

"Dearest Jim,  I wish you were here for the start of 2016... I know we would have fallen asleep long before the ball dropped in Time Square, but we would have been together.  I miss you so much, but I do get strength from our kids, grands and greats.  I so wish you were here to enjoy them.  I know you are always watching over us.  For now I will say I love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th December 2015

"Merry Christmas my love.  I am at Jenn and Florim's, we miss you.  The boys had a wonderful Christmas and were so excited, you would have loved it.  You are always in our heart, thoughts and prayers.  I love you forever."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th October 2015

"Happy Birthday my love.  I can't believe you have been gone for three birthdays.  I miss you every day.  I know you are celebrating with all,our family, bet my twin is really getting to you!  You can't escape me or my love.  I missed posting on your anniversary, but know I was thinking of you.  I am sure you are looking down and enjoying and are so proud of the accomplishments of our kids, grands and greats.  We all miss you so very much. My love know I am always with you and believe you are always with me.  My love forever."

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 25th October 2015

"Jim, dear friend,
We are blessed to have known you!
In the garden of remembrance
There’s a little sheltered spot
Fragrant with the bloom and beauty
Of the sweet forget-me-not;
And no flower in the garden
Fairer brighter ever grew,
Than the beloved flower that whispers;
“Always we’ll remember you”.
Love, Bruce and Barb"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 7th August 2015

"Happy Anniversary!  I know this is not the way we planned on spending our 50th Anniversary...we had plans for a big party and vow renewal.  Guess God had different plans for us.  No matter, we had a wonderful 50 Years anyway....engaged for three and married for 47.. Nothing can take our wonderful memories away from us.  You were all I could have wished and prayed for in a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and ever other category you belong in!  You were such an inspiration to everyone who knew you.  I will always love you and be grateful for all the love and happiness you gave me.  Always and forever yours."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 27th June 2015

"Jenn passed her boards and is a full fledged RN!  I know you are bursting with pride!  She is such a wonderful girl!  Love you."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 2nd June 2015

"Well honey, here we are.  Jenn has graduated and will take her boards soon.  I know you were up there watching her and are so proud of her and her accomplishments.  We both could feel your pride when she walked up on that stage and received her diploma!  A life changing moment for her.  She got her pink roses from you...she said "Bompa would have gotten roses for me".... I did from you...  Love you so much!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 8th May 2015

"Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 13th March 2015

"Hi Honey....I just want to say I know you were up there in Heaven - interceding on my behalf to have the insurance cover the expense of replacing the roof and fixing the damage done to our sunroom!  I was really worried they wouldn't pay for it, but left it in God's hands knowing you were there to put in a good word!  I miss you so much every day but am so,happy you are no longer suffering.  You will always have my heart!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 1st January 2015

"HAPPY NEW YEAR JIM!   Just watched the ball drop as we did so many times!  Kissing you goodnight as we always did.  I miss and love you always!!!!!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 26th October 2014

"Happy Birthday my love... Always and forever with me!
Love never fades....my love forever!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 25th October 2014

"Your mmoryis our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our hearts.

Miss you, Jim...Love, Bruce and Barb"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 25th October 2014

"Happy birthday Bompa❤️ I love and miss you"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 12th October 2014

"Sadly missed along life’s way,
Quietly remembered every day.
No longer in our lives to share,
But in our heartsYou are always there…
Miss you, Jim....The Bakker Bunch"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 12th October 2014

"Thinking of you with all my love."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 11th October 2014

"Thinking of you with so much love and sadness tonight.  Two years ago tonight was such a sad and terrible night.  I am going to do my best to only concentrate on the happy memories and all the wonderful times we had before those sad times!  We had a wonderful life full of love and laughter...that is what I will choose to remember.  I love you and know you are in Heaven and at peace.  Love you forever."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 7th August 2014

"Happy Anniversary!  49 years ago we said I do, the best decision of my life.  You filled my life with an abundance of love, laughter, patience and friendship!  Our children, grandchildren and great grands make me proud every day.  We had so many wonderful years together, I and I know you wish there could have been more, but God had other plans for us, and I know you are in Heaven and watching over all of us.  This year has certainly seen its happy and sad times, but we all have weathered the storms and enjoyed the happy times!  I try very hard not to be negative and think positively, you showed me that!  You taught me courage and humility and I thank you for that, there is always a rainbow somewhere we just have to look for it.  I hope you are drinking a bottle of beer up there with all our relatives and friends and toasting our 49 years of marriage and three years of dating before that!  I will always love you and thank God every day for bringing you into my life!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 9th March 2014

"This has been quite a time these last three weeks!  I know you were watching over Jay and protected him from being more seriously hurt and keeping him alive. All the docs say it was a miracle...you were his guardian angel and held him in your arms as he fell!  He is on the road to recovery, it will just take time!  Today is his 45th birthday, can you believe how fast that time went!  It seems like yesterday you were in school in MN and was at my parents in Ogdensburg....that was quite a birth!  He was trying to get out shoulder first and I had to have a saddle block and they had to manipulate him but it was all good in the end!  We had a beautiful, healthy baby boy - who has grown into a wonderful man.  Love you always and forever!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 14th February 2014

"Happy Valentines Day my love!  We were each's valentine for 50 years, and even though we are apart for now, you will always be my love, my heart and soul.  You would certainly hate this winter, I shoveled through 28 inches of snow to unbury the fuel filler....what a time.  Of course it is crazy how you can't find a spot you know "right where it is" when everything is snow covered!   Love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 1st January 2014

"Well, you would have loved the Holidays this year, the weather was great and I spent Christmas with 3 of our granddaughters and the three great grands!  So much fun watching them and remembering all the years our kids were little!  I miss you every day and wish yiu were here!  I went to the Clubhouse last night for New Years Eve, but left at 11:00, came home and watched the ball drop in my pj's!  Remember all those New Years we slept through!!!!! We had some great ones when we were young enough to stay up and welcome the new year in, but in later years did enjoy our sleeping through them too!  I love you and miss you every day!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 1st December 2013

"Hi Honey,
Here we are another December!  Thanksgiving came and went and you were sorely missed.  We set a place for you and lit a candle...we all miss you so much every day.  I laid in bed and thought about our past Thanksgivings...boy we did have some fun ones and some not so fun!  Remember all the ones that the meat fell off the bones and you were left trying to carve meat that was pretty impossible to carve...at least the meat was tender!  Then there was the terrible Thanksgiving you had the heart attack...that was so scary.  We had so many wonderful memories.  I will love you always!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 11th November 2013

"Happy Veterans Day honey, we are all so proud of your service to our country...job well done.  No SOS today, but I thought about how much you always looked forward to it on Veterans Day!  I miss and love you always!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 31st October 2013

"Happy Halloween, oh how you loved to see all the kids in their costumes.  You loved to see them when they came to the door to trick or treat, and then seeing the joy in our kids eyes when they showed you all the "loot" they got!  Of course, you had to inspect it all and teach them to share!  I love and miss you ever so much."

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 26th October 2013

"With warm memories we celebrate your 69th!  We are so much better for having known you and being a part of you and your family's lives.  It's hard to picture the Silver family without you being there, but we know that in spirit you are and always will be in the hearts of family and friends.  "What we once injoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." H. Keller"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 26th October 2013

"Happy Birthday Bompa! Sorry it's a day late, I didn't have a chance to tell you last night. I hope you celebrated yesterday, too. I love you and I Miss you"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th October 2013

"Happy Birthday!  I hope you are celebrating this day with all our family who are up there with you!  I picture you sailing, driving a car, with the windows down, playing cards with Uncle Norm, having a beer and just doing all the things you could no longer do here on earth!  You are missed by all of us who love you every day.  Rest well my love!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 14th October 2013

"Part 2 ... When Kenzie came back from Mass, Arber was upset and said he had wanted to go to Church so he could see Bompa in heaven....out of the mouths of babes!  We did not spend the weekend in tears, I was afraid we might, but instead told wonderful stories about what a great role model, husband, father and grandfather you were .. and we laughed. We all miss you daily...our love forever!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 14th October 2013

"Well honey, here I sit, the kids have left and I am reflecting on the weekend.  You were well honored, you would so have loved to be here with all the kids.  Our balloons sailed far and high... They disappeared into the clouds....Jane, Floyd and Alicia launched theirs from Ohio, they also sailed high into the sky.  The little great grands were very excited to send balloons to Bompa!"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 13th October 2013

"Hi Bompa, You died a day from today, and we set off balloons for you again. I know you were watching down on us from Heaven. I miss you and I love you"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 12th October 2013

"On this day when hearts remember, we remember Jim!
Sadly missed along life's way,
Quietly remembered all the days.
No longer in our lives to share,
But in our hearts, you're always there.

We love you, Silver Family, Bruce and Barb Bakker"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 7th August 2013

"Part 3 ... Me such joy, how can I do anything but celebrate our time together...51 years!  We ran the gambit of joy, sorry, laughter and tears but always full of love.  Rest well my love!  Happy Anniversary!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 7th August 2013

"Part 2... They were able to turn what would have been a very sad memory into a joyful one...made sure they honored you...as they always have... got to spend a few days honoring you on the river you so loved!  They all make me so proud and humbled every day...we have awesome kids, grands and greats!  I was so afraid our anniversary would be so sad ..But reliving all our memories brings"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 7th August 2013

"Part 1 Ok honey, 48 years today . I know you were celebrating in heaven, I could feel your love surrounding me. It has been a whirlwind summer- the kids are all taking such good care of me and making sure I am occupied all the time.  They all did such a wonderful tribute to you, took a bath in the very cold St.Lawrence in June! They wanted to do this because it was what you always did."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 14th June 2013

"Celebrating what a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather you were.  You have left behind a legacy of love...every day I hear from, at least one of them telling me how they know you are watching over us, celebrating, laughing, sometimes crying and always there with love.  Happy Father's day!  Love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 18th May 2013

"Oh Em, I too am so sad that Bompa wasn't here to celebrate your birthday, but believe me he did plenty of celebrating in Heaven....he was always so proud of his Stretch!"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 17th May 2013

"Hi Bompa(: I turned 13 today! I'm sad you can't be here to celebrate with me, but I know you are celebrating up in Heaven. I've been thinking of you lots! Love you forever and always"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 27th April 2013

"Went to Ben's game today and thought about all the games we went to, and how you had to sit in the car and watch for a few of them when you just didn't feel well enough to get out but still wanted to see him play.  Remember all the games we have gone to over the years!  Love and miss you so very much!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 22nd March 2013

"I know you are sitting up there and grinning from ear to ear to know Jenn has quit smoking... She has done a great job.  Jane and Terri are trying to quit too, with your help maybe they will get there too!  Got a beautiful straw and flower arrangement, in your honor, from Barb and Bruce.   I love you, now, always, forever and beyond!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 22nd March 2013

"Hi honey,
Just a note to say it isn't getting any easier....I don't expect it ever will!  Some good things you have missed and of course that makes me sad, but know you are here in spirit.  As always you would be so very proud of our kids, they are truly wonderful, caring adults, as are the Grands!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 3rd March 2013

"Hi Honey,
Well here we go with the starting of repairs!!!! Jeff installed a new hot water heater yesterday, I hope this doesn't mean the appliances are all going to start to go!  Our children, grandchildren and great grands continue to make us proud and the little ones entertain! We love and miss you...always and forever!"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 3rd March 2013

"B: Best person in my life
O: Our favorite
M: My hero
P: Pleases everyone
A: Always in my heart <3

Love you forever and always<3 ~ Stretch"

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 28th February 2013

"Hi Bompa. Im having a bad day and talking to you always makes me feel better. I just wanted to say I love and miss you. Talk to you soon!  - Stretch."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 29th January 2013

"Emily told me the other day, she used to call just to talk with you... not me... you!  Of course we knew that, she is so funny.  You would be so proud of all the kids and grandkids and how they are growing.  Flu season has hit but they are all getting through it.  We love and miss you every day."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 29th January 2013

"Hi Honey,
Just stopping to say I love you.  Not having a good day today, I miss you so much, but know you are in a better place and are getting to do all the things you couldn't do anymore on earth.  I just wish you were here to do them with me.  The kids are all fine, we laugh and talk about you and how you liked or didn't like things."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 6th January 2013

""Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy" -Eskimo Proverb - love you Grandma
Your grandaughter wrote this for Mom!  So beautiful!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 6th January 2013

"Good Morning Honey,
Well now, I hope you are having fun up there playing cards with the rest of them!  I know you were there to welcome Mom and hold her weary body tight."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 23rd December 2012

"Well, here we are honey, another 12/23... But this one is much happier for you than the previous 36.  I am sure you and your Mom are sitting together enjoying being together.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Jon Denny on 11th December 2012

"Since I was ten years old, I have looked up to Jim. Thought if I waited a while, this would be easier but it isn't.  I continue to pray for him each night, as well as his family whom, all miss him very much.  Continue to keep Jim in your hearts.

Jon"

This tribute was added by Jim Baker on 4th December 2012

"Dear Silver Family: My best memories are of the five years that Jim and I spent as classmates and best friends from 2nd through 6th grade at Sherman School in Ogdensburg. He was always a person of  integrity and joy. I understand your pain of this great loss. God bless his soul and yours too."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 2nd December 2012

"Part3...Ok..don't know if it was me or autocorrect, but should have been memorable Thanksgivings...not memorial!!!!"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 30th November 2012

"Part 2 ..was the turnip....for some reason I only fixed turnip on Holidays..maybe because I sure don't like it!  We did have some memorial Thanksgivings...our 1st one, the turkey "roll" never cooked as the oven wasn't working (in MN)... A "few" other times the turkey fell off the bone when you tried to carve it!... Happy times...I miss and love you always."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 30th November 2012

"Hi Honey,
7 weeks...I miss you so, but know you are watching over all of us.  We celebrated our first  Thanksgiving without you...you would have been proud of all of us, we managed to laugh and talked about how much you liked your turkey and mayo sandwiches much more than you liked the original dinner.  Your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 22nd November 2012

"Happy Thanksgiving, love you always.  We are all missing you, but are so very thankful for all the love you gave us.  You were such an example of love, strength, kindness and courage.  You showed us how to live and how to always be there for each other..we will always try to honor you with our lives! Love forever."

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 16th November 2012

"Part 2  You can remember him only that he is gone, Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.  You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.  Or you can do what he'd want:  Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

We will miss you greatly, dear friend...Love,The Bakkers"

This tribute was added by Barbara Bakker on 16th November 2012

"Part 1 You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.  You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he's left.  Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, or you can be full of the love you shared.  You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 11th November 2012

"Happy Veterans Day!  I know how proud you were of your 9 years in the Navy!  You were an honorable man always, and when you saw someone in uniform you always thanked them.... Love you."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 4th November 2012

"It didn't let me finish.... My heart and soul forever."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 4th November 2012

"Well, I am here back at our home honey, missing you, but do know you are in a better place ... Up there watching over all of us and able to walk and sail and do all the things you were denied doing the last few years.  I love you and miss you everyday, but I am going to be ok, because your love is always with me, and I know you would want me to be ok.  You will always be my hero."

This tribute was added by Jane Silver-Porter on 28th October 2012

"The Fallen Limb
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions"

This tribute was added by mackenzie gore on 27th October 2012

"I miss you Bompa, your laugh, your smile. I miss that snore of yours. You will always be my superman, and I will never forget the times we spent. I would do anything to see you again, to talk with you and listen to all the years of knowledge your sweet head held. To get a bagel together like we did on my way to daycare. I love you, and am looking forward to seeing you again. Love, Big Mac"

This tribute was added by Dawn Swan on 27th October 2012

"Uncle Jim, I will MISS your Smile your witt and your sense of humor!! You could always make someone smile and feel special! You did that for me and a lot of other people! Our loss is GOD'S gain!! We love you and we will all miss you! I know you will be watching over Aunt Janice as you had a beautiful life together! Love Always Dawn"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th October 2012

"Happy birthday, Bompa, I love you always and miss you very much
                     - Stretch"

This tribute was added by janice silver on 25th October 2012

"Happy Birthday, I love you more today than yesterday and less than tomorrow!  Rest in peace my love."

This tribute was added by Jane Silver-Porter on 25th October 2012

"68 years ago, God chose to place a very special soul among us. Dad shared his unshakable faith, intelligent insight, unfailing strength, unending patience and unconditional love for a while before God called him home. Happy Birthday, Dad. I miss you. Thank you for being my father. I love you."

This tribute was added by janice silver on 22nd October 2012

"My Love,
We had 50 wonderful years together, I was not ready to say good bye, never will be ready, but I know you are now free.  You can walk without pain, sail until you are ready to take a break and will always be watching over us from your seat in Heaven.  God wanted you to come home, he knew you were tired.  You fought such a brave battle."

This tribute was added by Dawn Tomalonis on 22nd October 2012

"Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Jay, Maggie, Silver Family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time"

This tribute was added by Paul Gore on 20th October 2012

"Jim was one of the great ones, he didn't say a lot but when he did if you payed attention you would be a better person when he was done. I miss talking to Jim a mentor, friend, and great father in law. Look over Jan, Jay and Jeff and all the others."

This tribute was added by Dianna Hyland on 19th October 2012

"Hopi Prayer: Part Two: "Do not stand at my grave and cry: I am not there, I did not die."  ~with deepest sympathies, Dianna & Jason Hyland."

This tribute was added by Dianna Hyland on 19th October 2012

"Hopi Prayer: Part One: "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night...""

This tribute was added by Stretch Silver on 18th October 2012

"I will always be there for you Memaw and I know that you will always be there for me. It will never be the same without Bompa. I love you both so so much, and I miss you lots.
           I love you, Bompa! - Stretch"

This tribute was added by Laura Albrecht on 18th October 2012

"Jay and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  There are no words that seem enough right now, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  
Laura"

This tribute was added by Peggy Gagne on 18th October 2012

"Dear Jay,
I never met your dad but I know he must have been a wonderful man to have a son as great as you.  I know you have traveled a long road with him and my thoughts are with you.

Peggy"

This tribute was added by Kevin Roberto on 18th October 2012

"Silver family,  I am sorry for your lost.  I met Jim only a couple times but enjoyed the experiences.  Please accept my thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Kevin Roberto and family"

This tribute was added by tandra spradling on 18th October 2012

"You will be forever missed in the hearts of all...you were a great father and friend......Peace be with you Bompa."

This tribute was added by Sally Graveline Pelletier on 17th October 2012

"Your strength through everything has been an inspiration to everyone. Paul and I are going to miss you more than anyone knows. We're going to miss your teasing and also the quiet times we've had. We've had so many good times together, when everyone got together, and when just
the four of us were together.  You've been my brother since I was 13 and I love you."


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