Monday October 20, 2014




Bradley Wimmer

1984 - 2014
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Bradley Wimmer

Brad Wimmer, 29, of Tribune, passed away accidentally alongside his father Phil near Torquay on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the age of 29 years. Bradley Ryan Wimmer was born in Regina on December 11, 1984 to Philip and Charlene Wimmer. He grew up on a farm near Beaubier with his siblings Stephanie, Wade and Brittany. Brad’s love for farming was evident at a young age. Whether he was riding in the tractor with his dad, picking rocks with his Grandpa Louie or hauling chop to the calves, farming was what he wanted to do. Growing up he spent a lot of time with his cousins. Brad and Clark built a raft and every spring they spent hours playing cards on their raft in the slough. One time they played Monopoly for four days straight because they were both too stubborn to quit. Brad enjoyed going hunting with his cousins Dan and Sam as well as going moose hunting every fall with his dad and the Ehrhardts. He loved playing volleyball, curling and competing in the Enduro races. Brad always had a deck of cards in his pocket and would either want to show you a trick or play a game. There were a lot of late nights and fun times at the Wimmer’s playing games. He attended school in Oungre at Lyndale School where he grew up with his lifelong friend Adam Friedrich. The two of them were always getting into trouble whether it was fist fighting on the bus or skipping class to go fishing. His report cards always said, “Brad could do a lot better if he just focused more on his schoolwork and less on socializing.” But if you knew Brad, you knew that’s exactly what he loved to do. He was always the center of attention – the life of the party. He could walk in a room for five minutes and make three new friends. He loved to tell stories and was known to stretch the truth a little bit. Every story got louder, longer and funnier. You couldn’t help but smile when you were with him. He was kind hearted and easy-going. Everybody who met Brad loved him. Brad’s adventures after high school took him from custom combining in Denver, Colorado to trucking on the ice roads in the Yukon. With all the roads he travelled and all the people he met along the way the road always brought him back to Jennelle. They met through mutual friends when she was in Regina taking her teaching degree and he was attending SIAST taking a machining course. He took a job trucking for Dave Kirby and would often convince her to come along for the ride to keep him awake. Over time their friendship grew and it wasn’t long before they were inseparable. Their jobs took them to Weyburn where they began their search for the perfect farm. They were married June 23, 2007 and six months later moved onto the farm of their dreams. Brad had a strong work ethic. Aside from farming he worked for Panther Drilling to offset the farm costs. His passion was farming and his goal was to be able to just farm. He’d always say, “I don’t know why anyone would want to do anything else.” It only took six years for him to achieve that goal. He loved farming with his dad and his brother. Whether they listened to him or not he was always telling them what to do. He had an opinion about everything and always thought his way was right. He’d ask you what you thought but somehow it always came back to why his way made more sense. Brad had confidence in everything he did. When trying to justify one of his extravagant purchases, he would always say, “You can’t afford not to!” He worked for everything he had and was proud of it. He was especially proud of his sons Brayden and Jaxon. All the things he enjoyed doing while he grew up: dirt biking, skiidoing, skiing, hunting, and farming with his dad and grandpa were things he couldn’t wait to do with his boys. Brayden and his dad had a special relationship. They spent hours together feeding cows, seeding, spraying, combining and much more. Brayden often came home with stories that started with, “I’m not supposed to tell you this mom….it’s a secret.” Brad always said he couldn’t wait until Jaxon was old enough to go along too. He was always the calmest when he was cuddling on the couch with his dad. Brad loved cattle and grew up being a member of the Lomond 4-H Beef Club where he won many awards for his achievements. His dad was an assistant leader for 20 years and taught Brad everything he knew about cows. He always said, “Dad taught us by making us do it.” Brad couldn’t wait until his boys were old enough to join. He had the perfect 4-H calf picked out for Brayden this year and talked about it every time Jennelle and him checked cows. Brad was close to his Grandma and Grandpa Widdis. He had many fond memories of summers spent in Indian Head riding bikes around town. In later years he would drive the semi to Grandpa Chuck’s nursing home and take him hauling grain for the day. He also had many memories of time spent with his Grandma Elsie. She had a full time job running Brad and his cousins to the hospital and keeping the gallon pail full of cookies. Brad had a special relationship with his cousin Casey. They argued daily about the grain and cattle markets, land prices and purchases they should or shouldn’t be making. They were best friends. Brad was always helping others. Whether he was fixing vehicles for Steph and all her friends, shovelling sand out of the riverbed for Britt’s sandbox, or fixing Jennelle’s lawnmower for the millionth time, his answer was always, “Yes” or “Don’t worry about it!” He loved his nieces and nephews and made special memories with each of them. He loved having coffee with the neighbors and was always interested in what everyone else was doing. Brad loved family. He knew his mom was always nearby and she would drop anything if he needed her help. He teased her all the time about her messy house but would give anything for her chocolate cake with brown sugar icing. Brad worked hard but always took the time to take Jennelle and the boys camping, boating, flying, and to church on Sunday. He was welcomed into the Lievaart family with open arms. He fit right in with his loud stories and constant farming conversations. Brad appreciated Adriaan and Justin’s farming expertise and knew that they were always just a phone call away. Brad loved life and lived it to the fullest. All it took was one afternoon flight with his friend Ryan Hansen and he was hooked. He signed up for flight school and started that night. He loved flying and would light up anytime he talked about it. He always said, “I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do this!” He joins his father Philip in heaven, his Grandpa Louie and Grandma Joyce. He leaves behind his wife Jennelle and their boys Brayden and Jaxon, Grandpa Charles Widdis, Mother Charlene Wimmer, Sister Stephanie and husband Brad Restau, Brother Wade and wife Erica Wimmer, Sister Brittany and husband Blair Stepp, father and mother-in-law Adriaan and Rose Lievaart, brother-in-law Justin and wife Tracey Lievaart, sister-in-law Jaclyn Lievaart, nieces and nephews: Kaitlyn, Logan, Rylan, Ryder, Dominic, and Lexey, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brad was an amazing husband, father, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He will live on through his boys Brayden and Jaxon and we will cherish all the wonderful memories forever. Thank you for sharing in his life and our sorrow. A celebration of Brad’s life was held on Monday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Estevan Alliance Church with Pastor Mark Bergen officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Slager Cemetery, Tribune. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to a trust fund for Brad and Jennelle’s boys, c/o the Tribune Branch of Radius Credit Union (or any Credit Union branch). Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.


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