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James Bond

February 21, 2023
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James Bond Obituary

James Bond passed away suddenly at his home in Halifax on February 21, 2023, at the age of 69.  He was the son of the late Elvin Haywood Bond, the late Katherine Motley Bond, brother of the late Laura Bond, and father of the late Kris Bond.  He is survived by his wife Kathy Hayden Bond, sister Jean Finley and her husband Bill, sister Susan Fields, his beloved grandchildren Tori, Mac and Mary Elizabeth, many nieces and nephews, and dear friends Paula Bond and Barbara Despres. 

Bond was born in Columbia, SC, and at the age of twenty went to work for Kendall and stayed with the company for forty eight years until his retirement last summer from what is now Medtronic.  He loved his work and his co-workers, and was held in high regard by all whose paths crossed his. 

Bond was by far the most interesting and unique person I have ever known.  He was kind to everyone, friends, strangers, wild animals, stray cats, even insects.  He so enjoyed his Saturday night phone conversations with Don Ingram, his brother from another mother.  He loved books, maps, music of all kinds.  He played harmonica, was a skywatcher, philosopher and loved everything to do with science.  Bond was a warm and gentle giant who could hug like no other.  He was also Prankster Extraordinaire, and nobody was spared.  He took uncommon delight in creeping up behind people and scaring the heck out of them! 

As his wife, I will miss him always, and be forever grateful for the ten years that we had together.

In lieu of flowers, smile at strangers, pay for someone's coffee, step around ants, look at the sky with awe, laugh until you wheeze.  Be kind.  Be happy.

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

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