For Bompa
  • 67 years old
  • Born on October 25, 1944 .
  • Passed away on October 12, 2012 .

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.

Posted by Barbara Bakker on 26th October 2018
As beautiful colors flood the landscape, we think of you and miss you.... With thankful hearts and many grateful prayers, we will always remember you and your precious family. Happy 74th Jim! Sorry we did not get this off yesterday...unable to get to computer. Much love to all....from the Bakker Bunch
Posted by Janice Silver on 14th October 2018
I can’t believe it has been six years since you left us. Not an hour goes by that I don’t talk with you, like you were still here...that is because you will always be here with me in my heart. I have learned to live without seeing you every day, because I see you every night in my dreams and we continue our lives every night. I know you watch over all of us and continue to keep us safe. Jenni and Florin close on their first house in 2 days, they both wish you could be with them in person, but know you will be there in spirit. Jenni says the inspection was a very hard day for her because she could visualize you being there right along with the inspector “guiding” him along! Hahaha. She also says she knows you were there giving your stamp of approval. We all love you and miss you every day. Sending hugs and love always.
Posted by Barbara Bakker on 13th October 2018
Remembering you on your special day and the happy memories we shared so long ago...Sure wish we could have made more together. When I look at the pictures back then --- we were sooooo young! We were so full of dreams, hopes and ready for the future... Rest easy, dear friend, we will see you some day, and laugh together and maybe even chow down on first pick corn once again! Bruce and Barb and Family
Posted by Janice Silver on 11th May 2018
Hi again, just continuing from before...I imagine you are laughing up there, while looking down with some pride. I leased, with I am sure your help pushing me along, a bright, fire engine red 2018 Honda Civic sedan....did all the research and closed the deal by myself, and....didn’t get talked into buying anything else with it...no whistles and bells!!!! You must have been whispering in my ear! I was quite proud of me as are all the kids and grands! Fire engine red for you, we all know how much you loved red and especially me in red! So now you can see me in red for the next few years!!!! I am getting pretty sleepy so I will close for now...we will be talking to each other shortly, as we do in my dreams every night. So you are never far from me...always in my thoughts and always in my dreams. Our love is forever!
Posted by Janice Silver on 11th May 2018
Hi my darling, well it has been a few months since I have been on here. I know I talk with you every day, thousands of time a day but sometimes I want to write a note to you. I imagine you have been busy, making a welcome for Putt. Now your birth family are all together. There must be angels singing, but there is sadness here on earth. I know you are always watching over us, as Larry will be watching over his family, but there are times when I just want to scream and say why did God want you back home so soon. Then I think about it and know you are not in pain anymore and are free to do all the things you weren’t able to do for so long down here. My love is always and forever with you.
Posted by Janice Silver on 12th October 2017
Five years have passed....Missing him so much, but thanking God every day for our children, grandchildren and great grands. I know he is looking down and smiling, free from pain, and so very proud of how much they all have accomplished and are still accomplishing. Each of them always make sure that I am ok and spend lots of time with me. Jim lived his life for his family always putting them first. No one knows how much he suffered the last number of years because he never complained and suffered it all with such dignity and class. We only know he suffered greatly and God decided he wanted to take him home, and we are very grateful and blessed for the time we did have. He was an inspiration, role model and taught us about unconditional love. This poem says it best.... "Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch, Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free." Fly free Jim...with love always...
Posted by Janice Silver on 25th December 2016
Merry Christmas, Jim! I hope you are celebrating with all our loved ones. I am in Ohio with Jane, thank God, with you and God watching over her she came through her surgery great. I miss you so, sometimes I feel like my heart will break, but then I remember you are pain free and with God. I love you forever.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted by Janice Silver on 8th May 2015
Love and miss you!
Posted 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!
Posted 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!!!!!
Posted by Janice Silver on 26th October 2014
Happy Birthday my love... Always and forever with me! Love never fades....my love forever!
Posted 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
Posted by Stretch Silver on 25th October 2014
Happy birthday Bompa❤️ I love and miss you
Posted 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
Posted by Janice Silver on 12th October 2014
Thinking of you with all my love.
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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!

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