Ward Boire

Obituary of Ward James Boire

Ward James "Jim" Boire, 73, of Maine Road, Plattsburgh, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2019, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of the North Country.

He was born at home in Mooers on September 3, 1945, the son of Ward Joseph and Bernyce (Dodds) Boire. At age 12 moved to Champlain where he attended school and acquired a love for boating and working on cars. He was often spotted helping at Tremblay's Garage where he borrowed/syphoned gas from wrecked cars to use in his boat as he often ventured to Rouses Point by river where he met Tina. As a man whose feet could not stand still it was no surprise he enjoyed basketball, music and dancing when he wasn't building, repairing, golfing or spending time with his family.

After attending barber school at 18, he married the love of his life, Tina, and started their family. As a young entrepreneur "Jimmy the Barber" opened his own barber shop/laundry mat/gas station in Champlain, followed by 29 years at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he retired from being a maintenance mechanic; never setting down his barber shears until now. Before finishing his work career last year at SterRx, Jim spent his early retirement helping build new homes with his sons Tod and Rob. He was the handiest of men, with a great attention to detail, whose trouble shooting skills were outweighed only by his willingness to lend a helping hand. As an honorary 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus, he devoted many hours helping with the 2nd degree team, worked on many K of C dinners and donated his time with Tina for over 40 years with the St. Mary's Bazaar fundraiser. Jim had an incessant need to be useful and helpful in any way possible.

Later in life Jim and Tina enjoyed traveling to warmer destinations and spent many cold winter months in the sun with family and friends in North Port, Florida where Jim wrestled with being idle for a couple months. He enjoyed regular golf outings and frequent dinners with their close knit group and visits from his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Christina 'Tina' (Munnik), daughter Tresa Livernois (Michael), sons Tod Boire (Catherine), Rob Boire (Butterfly Blaise), and Christopher Boire (Jennifer), grandchildren Matthew and Christina Livernois, Carissa, Courtney, Cayley, Ashley, Emily, Reese and Will Boire, brother Ralph Boire, sister Sue Guay (Frank), brother-in-law Ronald Munnik (Janet), sister-in-law Margaret Munnik, Aunt Doris Clark, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father and mother in-law, Peter and Georgiana Munnik, sister-in-law Elizabeth Boire, sister-in-law Joan Trombley and brother-in-law Peter J. Munnik.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 4 to 7 PM at the Hamilton Funeral Home: 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Rouses Point led by Rev. Clyde A. Lewis and Fr. Bill Edwards. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery on Church St. in Rouses Point. After his celebration of life, a reception will be held at the Catholic Men's Club in Champlain located on Oak Street.

A special thanks to the Hospice of the North Country's staff, especially Heather Newell and Becky Dominy for their selfless dedication and compassion helping bring love and dignity to Jim's final days. Donations in memory of W. James Boire may be made to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center and/or Hospice of the North Country.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, NY (518) 236-4747.


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 28, 2019
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc.
793 Gilbert Road
Mooers, New York, United States


11:00 am
Saturday, June 29, 2019
St. Patrick's Church
P.O. Box 217
Rouses Point, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019
St. Patrick's Cemetery
138 Lake Street PO Box 217
Rouses Point, New York, United States
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