John Banman September 14, 1938 - July 13, 2021 Age: 82 years
John Banman age 82 passed away at Calgary Hospital on July 13, 2021 after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimers. He was born on September 14, 1938 in Wymark Saskatchewan to Frank and Helen Banman. John was the oldest son of five children and learnt exceedingly early in life how to work hard. He was predeceased by his parents, an infant brother, a granddaughter (Nikki Banman) and a sister (Eva Pesti). He is survived by his sister (Jean Kettler) and brother (Harry Banman). He met Mary Banman in Swift Current and they were married in 1957. John worked for several years at Newton Motors at their service station and farm. John and family lived in Swift Current until 1961 then moved to their own acres 10 miles north of Swift Current. During the many years on the farm, he and Mary raised five children (Victor, Nancy, Sherry, Geyna and Clint). John ventured on to working the farm and running the Westside Esso in Swift Current. In mid years he moved onto being a salesman for Ed Look GMC dealership. This is where John's expertise expanded to a new horizon as a salesman; he could sell ice cubes to an eskimo. John loved to laugh and socialize. He loved the many adventures with the whole family. He had many trips of snow skiing, water skiing, camping, and fishing, the Shuswap, Disneyland and Disney World. Over this time the family has grown adding many more loved ones to the family. John leaves to mourn his wife Mary after 63 years of marriage. His five Children Victor & Joanne Banman (3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren). Nancy and Rockne Patterson (2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren). Sherry & Darrel Unger (3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren). Geyna & Doug Diachuk (1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren) and Clint & Leanne Banman (3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren). Retirement years living in Calgary Alberta brought him still many challenges and journeys. John and Mary had the joy of travelling to many countries by cruise ships experiencing the different cultures and people. John developed cancer in 1996 and through God's grace and blessing he overcome the disease until 2020. The summer years were travelling and spending time with their children, grandchildren and friends. John loved to fish however in a few cases ended up hanging his hook on the wall of shame. John and Mary spent many winters staying in Puerto Vallarta. They escaped the cold Canadian winters vasting in the sun. John and Mary enjoyed the fellowship at the Baptist church in Puerto Vallarta. John had the love of the Lord in his heart and followed Jesus his saviour. It was in the last year where the Love and Compassion shined from his heart. His alzheimers started in 2019 and slowly worsened. In his final days of life, his memory took him back in time however he always had Jesus and forgiveness in his heart. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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