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JOHN TERRANCE WURMNEST (HEAVY)
Born: Sep 11, 1938
Date of Passing: Jan 19, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
JOHN TERRANCE WURMNEST
September 11, 1938 - January 19, 2020
Terry farmed in Sperling alongside his dad and dear Uncle Walter. He was a very gifted welder with Simon Day and many years with the supportive men of Sperling Industries. Terry's mother, Daisy, dying in his teens, disrupted his formative years. Uncle Walter was a second dad and very influential in his maturing and Unc's patience was a gift to Terry.
Terry is remembered for his honesty, generosity, bravery, kind heartedness, loyalty and gentleness. He loved nature and planted many 100s of trees on the homestead as well as his beautiful, bountiful gardens at his Sperling residence with Connie. He shared much produce with friends and neighbours as well as feeding 100's of birds from the 10 plus birdfeeders he kept brimming full.
Many thanks to the great staff at Carman Hospital and very grateful to special friends, Charles, Don and John Peckover and Murray Rinn.
Viewing at Doyle's Funeral Home, Carman, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday. January 24. Celebration of Life at Carman Legion, Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Doyle's Funeral Home
in care of arrangements. www.doylesfuneralhome.ca
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 22, 2020
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Kristine, Scott, Julie and All of his friends and family who are missing him, Sending strength and hugs. Hopefully good memories can help you through this difficult time. His soul is soaring free with those birds he fed so generously. The obituary passage paints a beautiful picture of his life and loved ones. RIP Uncle Terry - Posted by: Baileigh Kaptein (Great niece) on: Jan 28, 2020
So sorry to hear that Terry passed away. Last fall we had a very nice visit with Terry at the Chicken Chef in Carman. We chatted about the good ole days and shared a number of stories with a few chuckles. The Wurmnest farm was only a mile from our farm. One of my first memories of Terry was when I would race him on his horse with my bike. Needless to say he left me in a cloud of dust. As the years went by, Terry started driving tractors, trucks, cars, anything with wheels on it. Again, a cloud of dust and we knew it was Terry. Whenever we went back home to Sperling he always stopped by to say Hello and chat. He was a very kind and caring man & we will miss him. Our sincere condolences to all of Terry's family Betty (Sessions) & Albert Lannoo - Posted by: Betty & Albert Lannoo (Friend) on: Jan 26, 2020
Uncle Terry is the last of the senior members of the Sperling, Manitoba Wurmnest family as his last sister, Leta, just died in December 2019. Terry (Heavy) was both a friend & relative to us & we shared many priceless moments with him. He was a gentle, humble, quiet man (99% of the time) & an interesting individual. He was well known for his ability to consume horrendous amounts of HOT, HOT, HOT sauce on just about everything he ate, except, a really great steak. Boy did he love steak! I am sure he must have eaten several herds of cows in his lifetime! And, steaks had to be cooked ‘just right’ and on a hot plate. He slept very little & was like a cat with 9 lives the way he could drive home after an afternoon or evening of ‘tipping a few too many’ here & there. The memories that shine for me are his loving, gentle spirit, his kind heart, his unlimited generosity & his amazing welding talent. How he loved planting 100's of trees on the farm, always had big gardens & bird feeders galore. He never intentionally hurt a fly and for most of his life, he was pretty well always trying to please people as he made his way in the world. No matter what turns Uncle Terry's life took, so many precious memories 'tip the scale' for good when he comes to our minds. We pray for his 'well deserved' REST IN PEACE & for his kids & grand-kids to carry his name with pride. With affection & love from Douglas, Sheila, McGuire, Karver & Kourtney. xoxoxoxoxo - Posted by: douglas & sheila kaminsky (long time family friend & niece) on: Jan 24, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of Terry's death & sorry he had to suffer through cancer. Back when we were farming in Sperling Ken used to see Terry quite a bit. Part of our land was across the road from Terry & Connie's farm, so if Ken had a problem he would go to Terry's (no cell phones then). Terry was a good worker & an excellent welder. He had a nice , tidy farm, nice new house & lovely trees & gardens. He was a good farmer. Thinking of all Terry's family at this time. Marlene Tjaden. - Posted by: marlene tjaden (family friend) on: Jan 23, 2020
Dear dad I miss you. Mom has been waiting for you. I am so blessed to be raised of a farm. In the spring I will plant a tree for you. Your talent of welding is passed on to your grandson and we are as proud as you were. Your pain is now lifted and you can rest easy. DAM CANCER Wish we had more time together LOVE YOU Kristine - Posted by: Kristine K Erb (Oldest Daughter) on: Jan 23, 2020
Very sorry to hear. Terry was a good, hard working guy. He partyed hard but when there was work to do, he got it done. He was an excellent welder. Sperling Industries sent him to Kenora to repair pontoons on a boat that others had welded but it didn't hold. Terry fixed it. Ah the good old days...one winter only Suzanne, Terry & I went to Tremont school. They actually kept the school open for 3 pupils, imagine! I used to complain to my dad about always having to play with Terry & Dad said well play with someone else...well there was only my sister Susanne, so Terry & I always had fun & tore up that playground pretty good. Good memories. Condolences to all his family. Arthur Bilodeau. - Posted by: Arthur Bilodeau (Friend ) on: Jan 22, 2020
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