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James "Jim" Michael Wanner

February 14, 2024
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James "Jim" Wanner Obituary

James (Jim) Michael Wanner passed peacefully in Regina General Hospital on February 14, 2024 surrounded by his family. It was the 54th anniversary of marriage to his loving wife Rita.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kasper and Mary Wanner; in-laws: Peter and Jean Johnson.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Wanner; sons: Robert (Christine) Wanner, Denéan Wanner; his grandson, Matthew Murray (Natasha); brother, Robert Wanner (Joan Emard-Wanner) and their family: Shauna (Vincent) and family, Stephanie (Trent) and family, Robyn (Shaun) and family, Nicole (Tyler) and family; brother-in-law, Del Johnson; sister-in-law: Madj (Bob) Silzer and family, Debbie Berelye and family; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was a kind and unselfish person who too often gave more than he had. The highlight of his day was the opportunity to visit with whoever crossed his path. He also made sure to connect almost daily with both immediate and extended family.

Jim was raised on the family farm near Worcester north of Weyburn spending much time at his Granny McNeil’s and Uncle Malcolm’s farm. He started school at the old Killean School and then the Talmadge school. He then went on to apprentice as an electrician.

In his working life Jim was a proud Journeyman Electrician and Certified Safety Code Inspector and worked throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Jim’s faith was an essential part of him and he dedicated his life, with Rita, to service as a volunteer and devoted member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. His service began by taking over from his father as usher several decades ago. He then continued as a Hospitality Minister and served as a member of the Parish Council. Jim had joined the Knights of Columbus with his father Kasper at age 18 and served as a devout servant and member for over 60 years including several terms as Grand Knight and District Deputy. The brotherhood and collegiality of the Knights became the major part of his life and he lived to help and serve others.

Jim will be missed by many.

Prayers will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jim will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Celebrant Fr. Valentine Amobi.  Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK with luncheon to follow at the McKenna Hall, 317 ~ 3rd Street, Weyburn, SK.

For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of James may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, Unit #26, 1783 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon, SK  S7K 1V9.

For those wishing to attend virtually, please follow the live stream video by opening Jim’s memorial page on RD Family Funeral Chapel’s website starting at 1:45 p.m. on Friday May 17, 2024.

 

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Prayers
Thursday
May 16, 2024

7:00 PM
RD Family Funeral Chapel
1825 1st Avenue
Weyburn, SK S4H 0A1
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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
May 17, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (Weyburn)
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