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296 Isabella Street
Pembroke, ON K8A 5S9
Phone: 613-735-5711
Fax: 613-735-6228
James Walter Vanner

James Walter Vanner

Monday, June 15th, 1931 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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June 15, 1931- September 1, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of James Walter Vanner on September 1st 2020. Jim is survived by his wife Jean (nee St. Cyr) with whom he shared over 40 wonderful years of cherished time together. He was deeply loved by his children from his marriage with Beverly Bresee, Debbie (Ken), Stephen (Leslie), and Mark (Mary-Ann), and Jean’s children, Pauline (Lawrence), Simone (Clyde), and Rheal (Kim). Together they created a wonderful family and he was adored by his grandchildren, Christopher, Elizabeth, Catherine (Matt), Robert (Julia), Stephanie (Mike), Matthew (Erin), Michael (Lisa), Kristen (Ryan), Robyn (Travis), Scott (Julia), Chloe, Brett (Hillary),Cory(Natalie), and eleven great grandchildren, with whom he and Jean had many happy times. He is survived by his sister, Norma Mawson, sister-in-law, Joanne Vanner, and brother-in-law, Bruce Fryett, and is predeceased by his parents, George and Clementine, brother George, and sister Margaret. He would have been very pleased by the many heart-warming tributes expressed by his many nieces and nephews.

Jim is remembered for his warmth, humor, creativity and great spirit in life; he touched many lives. Although he worked in sales for most of his career, his true passion was in building. He was a self-taught carpenter, plumber, electrician, stone mason, arborist, and more. He was famous for his many projects, whether he was building his house, resurrecting his beloved log cottage, model ship building, or making toys for his grandchildren. He took particular joy in creating wonderful things from various materials that others no longer wanted. He loved to ski, skate, golf, canoe, and swim, and was always up for a good game of cards. In his quiet time, he was an avid reader and gardener. He and Jean hosted countless gatherings with family and friends in their home and at the cottage from which many, many happy memories were made. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A virtual service will be held on October 4th and, at his request, we will “celebrate the good times.”
Arrangements entrusted to the Murphy Funeral Home Pembroke
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Peter

Posted at 06:55pm
Our sincere condolences to the entire extended family. Mr. Vanner was a kind and considerate man, always winning to help. He was especially generous with my parents Gordon and Phyllis over the years; often over too many drinks and always with a lot of laughter. I am sure my dad and him are having a sip together.

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LL

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My sincere condolences to all the family.
Linda Lapierre

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Ed & Donna Cotnam

Posted at 02:32pm
Our sincere condolence to the Vanner family on your loss. Cherish all of the wonderful memories you hold dear.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Gerry and Joan Rowe

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Catherine Vanner

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