Jim Bay

Jim Bay

Tuesday, November 18th, 1941 - Thursday, February 4th, 2021
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Jim N. Bay
Nov. 18, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2021

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear Jim. He leaves to mourn in their own ways, his loving and caring wife June Shuttleworth; stepson Eric (Terry) and many cousins, nieces and nephews who were all very dear to his heart and very much loved.

Jim was not only a loving husband and father, but also a beautiful and wonderful person. Always ready to help others and put their needs before his own. He was a great and true friend to many.

Jim's life was a full and exciting one, being in the broadcasting business for more than 50 years, he wore many hats. Jim was an actor, TV and radio sports broadcaster, commentator, commercial announcer, film narrator, producer and director. He will be truly missed and loved by all!

"Sleep well my love, until we meet again, for hope gives us reason and faith gives us strength" Your loving wife, June. John 5:28-29

In keeping with Jim's wishes, private cremation has taken place and there will be no service held. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, where Jim was a former board member, would be gratefully acknowledged. The direct link to their website is

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John Mundie

Posted at 04:06pm
I never knew Jim Bay personally, but met him several times in passing in the West Island (where I worked, I sold him propane at Joey's Services) when I was young, and also knew his niece Tina Bay. But ... I do recall one memorable performance when Jim Bay had his audience really laughing along with him. Indeed, I remember it like it was yesterday, and still have my ticket stub. It was during the 1976 Olympics, July 20 to be exact, at Molson Stadium. Me and a buddy, Gregoire, both young teens were trying to see as many events as possible on the cheap, and first round field hockey was cheap. There couldn't have been more than a couple hundred fans that day in a stadium that held 18,000+. Well, the morning games were not barn burners, so the CBC showed only snippets of the games which Jim Bay was commentating. So, into the long periods of slow action, and you could hear the players on the field clearly, Jim Bay entertained us when started to call out to all of the pretty women in the crowd, asking them to stand and wave or take a bow. His booming voice could be heard throughout the empty stadium. I know it probably wasn't "politically correct" by today's standards, but he was polite and funny and had us all laughing. And ... I later met a member of the Canadian team that played that day, Reg Plummer, and we were able to determine that I saw him play because neither of us could forget Jim Bay that day! Even the players got a kick out of it! Many thanks, and REST IN PEACE.

Lorraine Sauvé

Posted at 03:01pm
During my tenure at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal I worked with Jim for 8 years while coordinating the annual Hector Toe Blake fundraising golf tournament. It was a pleasure to have Jim on the organizing committee. He brought a lot to the tournament and was always ready to help out in any way. His advise, enthusiasm and readiness to deal with any task was very much appreciated. I will fondly remember Jim and wish to express my deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of a great person.
With prayers for you all,
Lorraine Sauvé

Sharon Wilensky

Posted at 07:47pm
It was always a highlight of our day when Jim came into our restaurant. He was such a kind man. My late mom was very fond of him, too. I remember when he brought in a special copy from The Montreal Gazette of an article about our 75th anniversary that June was so kind to prepare. That and a picture of Jim on our poster of loyal customers are up in the restaurant to always remind us of him. My condolences to the family.
Sharon Wilensky

Ruth Eliesen

Posted at 12:39am
Dear June, Eric and extended families,
I was saddened to read the article in the Montreal Gazette of the passing of the 'Gentle Giant' - Jim. When we were all 17 - and my closest friend, Dale, and I were returning to Ottawa by train from New York, Jimmy introduced himself to us. I remember when we were exchanging nanes - at first he said he was Demetrius Avianakas! Long story short - the three of us became good friends and when I turned 21, I moved to Montreal as a married woman. We lost touch for several years but in 1988, I moved to Val de L'Anse in Nun's Island and was pleasantly surprised to eventually discover that Jimmy lived in the same building. We resumed our friendship and my late brother also became good friends with Jimmy. I hadn't been in contact with him for the past many years and was not aware that he had moved to Brockville.
He was a wonderful man and good friend and, no doubt, a wonderful husband and step-father to you. May the happy memories of times passed be kept close to your hearts at this very sad time. Most sincere condolences and long life.
Ruth Eliesen

Posted at 01:12pm

Dear June Shuttleworth, Eric & other members of the family, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Big Jim.My last contact with Jim was when he wanted to be involved with our Outremont High School 50 Year Reunion Planning Committee. His own was taking place a year later and he was one of the major players of his event, and I being very involved in ours, was very happy to help him out. Jim was loved by everyone, and him and I were always very happy when our paths crossed.
He will always be fondly remembered.
Hy Brettschneider

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