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Jim Harmer

d. December 6, 2020

HARMER, James William “Papa Jim” – passed away peacefully at Marianhill, with family by his side, on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in his 80th year.

James Harmer of Pembroke, husband of the late Grace Harmer (nee Bradley).  Beloved Dad to Cindy Wasmund, Jeff Wasmund (Pacita “Zita”), Kimberly Bowers, Cesil “Butch” Wasmund, Timmy Wasmund Sr. (Carol McCallum) and the late John Wasmund (Cheryl (Jim Letourneau)).  Cherished grandfather to many grandchildren & great-grandchildren.  Son of the late Victor & Madeline Harmer (nee Offord), and dear brother of Henry (Raymonde) & Victor (Pat) Harmer.  Predeceased by brother Douglas Harmer (late Sylvia); and sisters Margore Countryman (late Bill) & Phyllis Wagner (late Tom).  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Respecting Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his Life will be held in the spring.  Arrangements entrusted to Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke.  (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.)  Online condolences and donations are available at

To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go…

I have so many things to see and do

You must not tie yourself to me with tears;

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess,

How much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown,

But now it’s time I travel on alone.

So grieve a while for me, for grieve you must,

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for a while that we must part;

So bless the memories within your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on,

So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near,

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear,

All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,

I’ll greet you with a smile and say,

“Welcome Home.”

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