STHAMANN: James "Jim" Howard, adored husband of Joanne and daughter Jaime, passed away at The Meadows in The Clover House on January 18, 2021 with Joanne and Jaime by his side. Jim was born in Regina, SK on November 14, 1949 to Wilhemina Sthamann. Jim is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 47 years, Joanne (Fischer), beloved daughter Jaime (Jeff) Bailey and grandchildren Morgan, Ethan, and Colten Bailey. He is also survived by his sisters: Peggy (Barry) Crowthers and their children Sandra (Terry Gabel) Crowthers and Patricia (Tina Lang) Crowthers: Michelle (Jim) Alexanderson and their children Shandel (Brad) Fehr, Nevaeh and Ella, Michael (Kim) Alexanderson, Zennon and Jensen. Brother-in-law Gary Guy and children Darlene and Duane (Sheila) Guy. Jim's mother-in-law Eleanor Fischer, sisters-in-law Jackie (Cecil) Coward, Shirley (David) Wirsche and brother-in-law Albert (Jackie) Fischer. Nephews Russell (Sarah) Coward and their children Austin and Morgan Coward, Tim (Kristen) Wirsche, David (Candace) and their sons Porter, Declan, Emmett and Nate, nieces Nicole McClelland and her daughters Ashley and Hailey McClelland, Kimberly (Keene) Savoury and their son Kole, Michelle (Des) Boyd and their children Payton and Gavin, and Erin (Jeremy) Lacelle and their daughters Rae and Finley. He also leaves to mourn his Aunt Anne (Bill Gehl) Charpentier, Aunt Helen Sthamann, Aunt Marion Sthamann, and numerous cousins and cousins-in-law. Special cousins Roche (Janice) Rumpel and Judy (Brad) Davie, best friends and our travelling buddies Allen (Lois Webber) Godenir and best friends George (Donna) Penna. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Eleanor Teckla; grand parents Joseph and Teckla Sthamann; mother Wilhemina Sthamann; sister Rose Guy; Aunt Myrtle (Vern) Rumpel; special cousin Wray Rumpel; uncles Fred Sthamann, Raymond (Lena) Sthamann, Arthur Sthamann and Robert Sthamann; father-in-law Raymond Fischer; nephew Darren McClelland; great nephew Ryan McClellend; grandparents-in-law Clint and Norma Richards and Emil and Anna Fischer. Jim and Joanne were married on November 10, 1973 in Saskatoon, SK. Their daughter Eleanor Teckla was born very premature on January 4, 1974 and passed the same day. They resided in Saskatoon until the spring of 1976 when the farm bug hit. They moved back to Hodgeville to farm with Uncle Fred Sthamann. Their daughter, Jaime, was born on February 1, 1977 and was the absolute highlight of Jim's life. Three more precious highlights followed by grandchildren Morgan (2004) Ethan (2006) and Colten (2010). He also loved their dog Lexi who joined the family in 2018. 1989 had the family moving to Swift Current because of Joanne's job and Jim commuted back and forth to the farm. Jim was a hard worker and always put his family first. In 1996, Jim rented out the farm and worked as Livestock Inspector for a few years until he broke his leg. He then went to work for Wiebe Contracting until he was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Jim and Joanne retired in 2015 and enjoyed many excellent holidays and road trips with good friends Allen and Lois. In 2019 Jim started chemo treatments and unfortunately the road trips had to end. On October 9, 2020 Jim was admitted to The Clover House at The Meadows. Although it was a sad day it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The care Jim received there from the staff was exceptional and we count them as family from this day forward. He also had the best doctor who he considered brilliant and a good friend. Dr. Valtchanova you provided friendship, love and the best medical care that Jim could have had. He appreciatied everything you did for him. We also would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre for all the good care that they provided him. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to The Meadows Auxiliary - Clover House c/o Eleanor Forge Sec.-Treasurer 308 - 230 Lister Kaye Cres. Swift Current, SK S9H 0A1 or to the Swift Current S.P.C.A. P.O. Box 1163 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3. 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 www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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The Meadows Auxiliary (Clover House)
c/o Eleanor Forge, Sec./Treasurer, 308 - 230 Lister Kaye Cres., Swift Current SK S9H 0A1
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Box 1163, Swift Current SK S9H 3X3