James (Jim) Andrew Cyr (75), born July 5th, 1943 passed away with his family by his side on July 2nd.
Jim grew up living and working on the family farm in New Haven. After graduating from high school, he worked at Grand Union for 30 years. Jim and Penny purchased the Monkton General Store where they raised their family for 23 years. After selling the store, they moved to Ferrisburg.
Jim was an avid fisherman, always coming home with a smile and a pail full of fish. Always an outdoorsman Jim loved hunting, snowmobiling, four wheeling and just being in the woods. Jim was best known for his great humor and love of children. Everyone loved Uncle/Grandpa Jim.
Jim leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Penny (Hoag) Cyr, his three daughters: Kimberly-Ann and Alan Coe of Essex, Becky Cyr and Craig Smith of New Haven, and Kathleen Cyr of Monkton. Jim also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Ridmi, Nipu, Hannah, and Tovah Coe and Kyrin CyrSmith.
Jim’s siblings, Phillip Cyr of Bristol, Janet and Bob Edwards as well as Yvonne and Donald Habberfield of Penn Yan, NY and Patricia and Mark Richardson of Keuka, NY, and sister-in-law Susan Cyr of Myrtle Beach, NC. and Claire Cyr of Bristol and Kim and Becky’s mother, Linda Cyr. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Andrew Adelord Cyr and Helen (Hagan) Cyr and his brother, Edward Cyr.
Jim’s extended family include Robin Steady, Jim and Betty Hoag, Christine Hoag, Jason and Jennifer Lyman and Marlene Hoag. Jim was predeceased by his brother in law, Randy Steady.
Jim also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Jim’s family would like to extend special thanks to all the staff at UVMMC McClure 6 floor, Project Independence, AgeWell and Vergennes Rescue, for taking such good care of him and special thanks to Tammie Booska for always being ready to help.
Calling hours for Jim will held at Brown-McClay Funeral Home on 4 South Street in Bristol from 5-8pm on Friday July 12th and a service at St. Ambrose Church on Saturday July 13th at 1:00pm.