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Benner Jackson

JACKSON, Benner Emil, of Cabri, SK, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019. At Benner's request no formal service will be held at this time and a private family service will be held at a later date. Benner was born on December 16, 1932 to Wayne and Ethel (Olson) Jackson in Pennant, SK. Ethel sadly passed away shortly after Benner's birth, leaving to morn her husband Wayne, daughter Vilma, and Benner. Wayne re-married, Clara (Braathen), and Clara became the mother Benner loved. Benner is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife of 60 years Eileen; his son Jason (Nicole) Jackson and their family Jimmi-Lee and Jaymeson Jackson, Jesse, Jadynn, and Danni Jamieson; his daughter Leanna (Sterling) Shaw and their family Julie (Nathan) Bergen, great granddaughters Braelyn and Ashlyn, granddaughter Lyndsey (Jamie) Burgess, great grandson Hayden, and granddaughter Stacie Shaw; his youngest daughter Shari (Fraser) McLeod and her family, grandchildren Charley and great grandson Joseph and granddaughters Dana Holloway and Jessica (Kyle) Holloway; his brothers Thayer (Nelda) Jackson and Edmund Jackson; his sister Carole Jackson; his aunt Belinda (Braathen) Hugo; as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Benner was predeceased by his mother Ethel (Olson) Jackson; father Wayne Jackson; mother Clara (Braathen) Jackson; eldest sister Vilma (Jackson) West; brother-in-law Bud West; sisters-in-law Maureen (Wright) Jackson and Suzan Sturgeon; brother Dewayne Jackson; and nephews Jodie and Doug. Benner married the love of his life, Eileen (Turner) on February 16, 1959. Benner managed, for over 25 years, the Sodium Sulfate mine, located on Snakehole Lake, 13 km south of Cabri. The sodium sulfate mine was operated by Francana Minerals Ltd, initially a division on the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting and later became a division of Agassiz Resources. The Snakehole mine began its early phases of operation in 1966, and at this time Bob Tomkins of Regina, SK recruited Benner into his position of management, and he worked in this position until the mines ceased operations in 1991. Benner always had a love of nature and animals, and was at his happiest when he was puttering about in their garden, farming along his son, fencing, checking cattle, or just driving out on a country road with Eileen, always at his side. Benner enjoyed playing hockey, curling, and playing a challenging game of tennis against Eileen. Benner and Eileen enjoyed being season ticket holders to the Swift Current Broncos. Benner was an avid reader; historical books, genealogy, and geography where among his favorite interests. Benner was an accomplished carpenter and he built their home alongside his wife Eileen and fellow carpenter and friend, Ron Conning. Benner was immensely proud of his brothers and sisters for the amazing lives they created for themselves. He loved his mom Clara, with upmost caring and respect, he felt blessed to have had her in his life. Benner maintained close relationships with all family, but his Braathen uncles, aunts and cousins held a special place in his heart. Benners children, and later grandchildren and great grandchildren were his greatest pleasure, and he loved each one of the dearly. Eileen, his wife of 60 years, his greatest love of all. Benner, dad, brother, grandfather, nephew, uncle and cousin you will be missed, beyond measure, thanks for being a large part of all of our lives, rest in peace. Donations in Benner's memory may be made to the Cabri Union Hospital Auxiliary P.O. Box 104 Cabri, SK S0N 0J0, the Alzheimer's Society of Saskatchewan 301-2550 12th Ave. Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada-Saskatchewan Branch 1-2217 Hanselman CRT Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8. The family wishes to thank the Cabri Prairie Health Care Center Staff, Dr. de Nysschen, the nurse practitioner, doctors, ambulance personnel, and first responders whom all provided exemplary care to dad these past few years. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301 - 2550 12th Ave., Regina SK S4P 3X1

Cabri Hospital Auxiliary
P.O. Box 104, Cabri SK S0N 0J0

Kidney Foundation of Canada - Saskatchewan Branch
1 - 2217 Hanselman CRT, Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8

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