James Cote

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James Douglas “Jim” Cote

After a courageously fought battle with cancer, it is with very heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of James (Jim) Douglas Cote on Wednesday February 1, 2023 in his 71st year surrounded by his children and his loving wife Beverly who never left his side. She was not only his wife of 42 years, she was his main caregiver and his biggest advocate always.

Jim was a loving father to Shannon (Allan Phibbs), Stephanie (Tony Morris), Samantha (Kyle Wentzell) and Mandy McDaniel. Cherished Papa to Lainey, Kailey, Gracie, Reese, Jorga, Raelynn, Keegan, Kaitlyn and Brooklyn.

Also mourning this tremendous loss is his mother-in law Stella Harding, Jim’s siblings Kathy & Doug Vanderburg, Sherry & Gary Anderson, Denice Gill, Richard & Fiona Cote, Michele & Shawn Crozier, brother in-law to Heather Harding (Dave Kett), Donelda Harding and Ken Harding. Jim was also loved by all his nieces and nephews, cousins and his very large extended family and friends, especially his west end family and friends. Predeceased by his parents, Emile and Mary Cote, father in-law Victor Harding and brother in-law, Ron Gill.

Jim worked at Stelco Nanticoke for over 39 years as a Hot Strip Mill Operator where he developed lifelong friendships who held a special spot in his heart. With his loving smile and gentle laugh, Jim could always add his own humor to any situation. He had a passion for carpentry which his son in-laws benefited quite often calling upon him for his expertise which he never turned down.
Jim was an avid golfer, baseball player, hockey player, broomball player but most of all, his wife, kids and grandchildren meant everything to him. He was her best friend and their biggest supporter. He will be watching over each one of them from above and he will be missed everyday by anyone who was lucky enough to be in his life.

The family would also like to thank all his doctors, nurses, PCOT, PSW’s and all persons along his journey for all their compassion and care during his brave 2 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Visitation will take place at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of RHB Anderson Funeral Homes, 60 Main Street South, Hagersville on Monday February 6, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated in the Hyde & Mott chapel on Tuesday February 7, 2023 at 11:00 am. Private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford.   



Posted by Cliff Maclean on
So sorry to hear of Jim's Passing, My deepest condolences to all his Family. Many fond memories playing sports with Jim over the years. I knew him to be one hell of a good man. I am proud to say he was a friend. RIP Jim.
Posted by Debbie Mcphee on
My heart is with you and your family Bev.
Posted by Russell and Cathy Gill on
Bev and family
Our deepest sympathy at this time. Jim was always a lot of fun and a true gentleman.
Rest easy friend.
Russell and Cathy Gill
Posted by Caroline Winegarden on
Dear Bev & family - our most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your wonderful husband, father & grandfather. As part of the ‘west end gang’ I have known Jimmy since childhood & can only say great things about him. He will be truly missed by all❤️ ‘Grief never ends but it changes. It is a passage- not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith - it is the price of ❤️
Posted by Barb Wase on
My sincere sympathy to all of Jim’s family.. I have very fond memories of him and his siblings from Northview Public School days. He was a gentle and caring person, a true gentleman and one who will be missed by so many.
Posted by Cathy Binek on
So sorry for your loss ...Jim was a great guy
Posted by Kellie Wales on
My condolences to all of you
Posted by Darlene Fehrman on
Darryl and I give you all hugs, and our deepest condolences. May all your beautiful memories and each other be your strength thru this very sad time. ❤️
Posted by Barb and Chip Gillis on
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you❤️. Jim always showed us genuine love when we saw him and always wore his beautiful smile. His spirit, humour, kindness, and athleticism will be inspiration to his grandchildren. Sending the biggest of hugs.
Posted by Neil M Livingston on
Love from this part of the family.
Posted by John wilson on
My condolences to Jim’s family in this difficult time
We worked in the mill together for many years rest in
Peace brother. JW
Posted by Michael Hynek on
Dear Cote family,

We were deeply saddened to hear about Jim's passing. He was a great neighbour who was always friendly and a dedicated devoted family man. Our family will always remember him for his kindness, roadside conversations, neighbourhood gossip and his fondness for Larissa's pumpkin pie.

As a former soccer coach for two of his grandchildren, I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and be a small part of his family's life. He will be deeply missed.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Losing someone so suddenly is never easy, but may you find comfort in the love and support of those around you.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Mike Hynek and family
Posted by Donelda Spencer and Travis Smye on
we are very heart broken over Jimbob's passing he will be sadly missed by us and everyone that knew Jim. he fought to the end never gave up. no more pain and suffering.. you are at peace now. love you forever and ever
thoughts and prayer to his family.
Posted by Sue and Dan Dalimonte on
So very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the weeks to come.
Posted by Sue and Dan Dalimonte on
So very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the weeks to come.
Posted by Doug and Vera Greenfield on
So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one . He will dearly be missed . Thinking of the family at this sad time.Doug and Vera Greenfield
Posted by Neil and Maxine Montague on
So many memories you have to hold close now! My memory returns to days at St.Mary’s when we cooked hotdogs and went on school trips with our kids. He was a natural with the students and very plainly enjoyed being with his girls.Such a role model for todays dads. You did good Jim, bless you and may you find peace and a comfy place to watch from above. You will be missed.
Posted by Marie Graham on
My heartfelt sympathy to the families of Jim Cote. Thoughts and prayers for all.
Posted by Jack and Wendy Payne on
We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing we send our thoughts and prayers to all the Cote family
Posted by Maggie and Bill Dougherty on
Bev, Words cannot express the heartbreak I feel for your loss of Jimmy. We lost another Westender. We always had such a great time growing up, and Jimmy was the same age as me, and we all hung around together. Bev, Jimmy was a good one, and you picked right one, honey. Thinking of you, in your hour of need. Love to you all
Posted by Maggie and Bill Dougherty on
Bev, Jimmy loved his 4 girls and grand kids, but especially he loved, You
Posted by Wayne Awde on
My condolences Bev and family was a good friend to many R.I.P Jim
Posted by Pamela Vanderburg on
My condolences to Bev and family. I have such fond memories of you and Jim in the early years. We had such fun times at the American and the Explorer. Spending our teenage years together socially and at family gatherings, holds a special place in my heart. Sending you and your family love at this difficult time.
Posted by kimi stubbs on
Bev & Family, very sorry to here of your loss, my thoughts are with you, take care, Kimi
Posted by Connie Morrison on
Dear Stephanie, my sincere sympathy to you and your family .
Posted by Judy webb on
My prayers are with all of you at this time……Judy webb kerfoot
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