It is with heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the leader of our pack, David James “Jim” Monds. Jim passed away at home peacefully on Friday, March 15th, 2024, just shy of his 86th birthday. Jim was born in Sharbot Lake, Ontario, and grew up in Tweed, Ontario. He moved to Dundas in 1960. He worked for Snetsinger Lumber, and retired from the Town of Dundas after 25 years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 428, Tweed.

Jim spent his summers on Stoco Lake fishing with his faithful fishing dog Shadow. In the fall, Jim enjoyed his time at the deer hunting camp in Bancroft and his travels moose hunting in Perrault Falls. He passed all of his knowledge of the great outdoors to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In Jim’s retirement years, he and Margaret enjoyed their travels across America, especially to their favourite spot, Las Vegas.

Jim was surrounded by the love of his life, his wife of nearly 65 years, Margaret Monds (nee Thompson), his three children, David (Karen), Scott (Diane) and Kelly Collett (Terry). He was a much loved Poppy by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nicole Lareau (Simon) and their children Addison and Joshua, Carley Aussem (Jamie) and their child Joshua, Cody Collett (Kelsey) and their children Everett and Brie, Jamie Monds (Victoria) and their children David and Liam and Joey Monds (Teagan). He is now fishing with his beloved grandson Scotty.

Jim is survived by his brother Doug (Bonnie) and is predeceased by his parents, Wellington and Pearl Monds, and his five sisters and three brothers. Jim is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Jim’s life on May 4, 2024 from 1 pm – 5pm at the Hamilton Air Force Association, Dundas, Ontario. There will be a cash bar. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Leukemia Society, or please consider giving blood.

My life was “finer than a hair on a frog”