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Jim Hoard

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JAMES "JIM" HOARD

June 26, 1959 – February 26, 2024

In Loving Memory of James (Jim) Hoard


With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved father, brother, son and grandpa, Jim Hoard. He passed peacefully on February 26th, 2024, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer. Jim was 64 years old.


Jim was born on June 26, 1959 to Ed and Sadie Hoard in Fort Frances, Ontario. At the age of 10, the Hoard family relocated to Pinawa, Manitoba where he completed school and later became a dedicated member of the town’s workforce. After the loss of his father, Jim purchased the family home where he and his wife Kathy would settle and raise their two children, Dan and Courtney.


From a very early age, Jim loved hunting and fishing alongside his father. When he wasn’t following his dad around, he enjoyed finding ways to annoy his sisters, which came naturally to him as a playful and mischievous young boy. 


Jim’s passion for the outdoors only grew throughout his lifetime. He found solace and joy in nature, spending countless hours hunting and fishing. Transforming his passion into a career, he founded his own outfitting business. Hoards Hunting Camps drew hunters from across the US and beyond, all eager for a once-in-a-lifetime trophy bear hunt. In addition to his expertise and work ethic, Jim’s boisterous and brash personality was a highlight that always kept customers entertained and coming back. 


Jim possessed an unwavering determination and occasional stubbornness, but he also had the biggest heart. He was generous and loyal, always ready to share his experiences and advice with his loved ones. His incredible sense of humour, infectious laugh, and love for food brought joy to every gathering he attended. Jim’s magnetic charisma and captivating storytelling will be dearly missed. 


Jim is survived by his two children; Dan (Lee-Ann) and Courtney (Joey), his adoring grandsons Levi and Callum; his mother Sadie, and his two sisters Connie (Ward) and Carol. Jim is predeceased by his father Ed Hoard. 


The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at GB2 at HSC for their compassionate care of Jim in his final days. They would also like to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff at CancerCare, namely Dr. Harlos, Marisa, Dr. Dayyat, and Stephanie, for their unwavering support and care of Jim.


A celebration of Jim's life will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to CancerCare Manitoba, in honor of Jim's memory.


Jim's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.

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Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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Comments (11)
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Mar 24

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! I have too many stories of Jim when we were young to share.

I’m glad I got a catch up with him recently.

Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Dayle Bjornson

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Mar 15

I write this with a heavy heart, I have been hunting with Jimmy for about 14 years now, this is the 1 hunt I had to make every year.

Jimmy had the best stories no matter how many times I heard them and he was so funny to hang out with, with his attention span you never knew what was coming out his mouth next, the longer the truck ride the better for me!

My heart goes out to Dan and Courtney and Jim's family and friends, this one will hurt for a while for sure!

Bear hunting will not be the same without you!

Rest in peace Buddy, until we meet again my friend!

Brian and Brad, Headhunter Bow Strings

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Mar 13

Our sincere condolences to Jim's family. Jim always brought a lot of energy and spark to any conversation or project. He had such a generous heart, always willing to give whatever he could.

He will indeed be missed by our community.

The Oliveira family

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Mar 12

I was so very sad and sorry to hear of Jim's diagnosis and of course of his passing. I will always remember Jim from our time in school in Pinawa. Jim's obituary notes his "magnetic charisma"......that made me chuckle out loud, it's so true. When I think of Jim I certainly am brought back to high school days and our hanging out in the halls by the lockers kibitzing around and being drawn in by Jim's charisma, great smile, blonde locks..... he was a character. My sincerest condolence's to Dan and Courtney and all Jim's family and loved ones, during this very sad and difficult time. Taken way too soon. RIP Jim.

Cathie Gowryluk (Agland)

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Mar 12

Our Deepest sympathy to the Hoard family, Bill and Arlene Boivin

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Mar 12

we cannot begin to tell you how shocked we were when we heard that Jim had cancer, we were devastated, and then to hear he passed away at such a young age,. Courtney, Dan and families our thoughts are with all of you. Take care and remember how much he meant to our community.

Harry and Doreen Backer

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Mar 12

Jim was my best friend in pinawa. He always treated my family and i like family. My son and I had the best fishing trip of our life up at his cabin. And all the hunting stories will be missed. Learned alot from that man. Condolences to the hoard family. Scott shewtchenko

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Mar 12

My late husband, Larry Ramsay and myself have known Jim since he was a young teenager and we always liked Jim; he was always so warm and friendly. In later years, my husband being a hunter had much to talk about with Jim when they would meet on the street, or at a meeting where hunters would gather. Over the past 20 years, Jim was the one Larry would go to for the key to the hunting range. My deepest condolences to Sadie and the family. God surround you with comfort and peace. Pat Ramsay

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Mar 12

My goodness... Far too young. I had the great pleasure of spending two summers as a student worker with the LGD of Pinawa where Jim's work ethic and sense of humour were ALWAYS present! It was an absolute treat getting to know him during that time.

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Mar 12

Gone too soon, Jimmy. You'll be so missed around the town of Pinawa. Such a legend! Shawn and I are thankful for our memories, especially the fake snake one lol. Hoping that you are following your Dad around once again. ❤️

Shawn and Karla Elcock

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Mar 10

I will never forget the fun we had with Jim when attending hockey tournament! He could always be counted on to liven up a group! -- Audrey Miller

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