John Wesley “Wes” Mann, late of Midale, passed away September 8, 2016, at the age of 62 years. Wes was predeceased by his son James Frederick; father James Alexander Mann; mother Anne Margaret Mann; brother-in-law Don Pockrandt; father and mother-in-law: Fred and Tess Fellner. Wes is survived by his wife Debbie Mann; son Laird (Joylene) Mann and children: Rogan, Marek, and Eberlea; daughter Theresia (Grant) Haus and children: Alex, Ryan and Garrett; his sister Alma Pockrandt, brothers: George (Fran) Mann, Lloyd (Janice) Mann; brothers-in-law: Harl (Debbie) Fellner, Reg (Nila) Fellner, Merv and Troy Fellner; sisters-in-law: Rhonda (Brian) Clews, Melody (Wade) Miller; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Wes was born to Jim and Margaret Mann, the third of four children. He was raised on the family farm near Parry. He married his high school sweetheart, Debbie, and together raised two children, Laird and Theresia. Wes was a devoted, caring family man whose greatest joys were his six grandchildren. Wes started his career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool shortly after high school. He started as an Elevator Helper at Ernfold. His career took him to different elevators including Moose Jaw, Parry, Wilmar and Francis. He ended his career as an elevator agent at Midale and Macoun. Wes was also a life-long farmer who had a love for purebred cattle.Wes was a talented and athletic man. He played many musical instruments, including the accordion, piano and guitar. He excelled in all team sports including ball, hockey, curling and golf. He was a player, coach, referee and umpire. He was very community minded and volunteered in many groups and organizations. A Mass of Christian Burial for Wes will be held Wednesday, September 21, at 1:30 pm from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Plaparampil and Father Gerry Bauche celebrants. Honorary Pallbearers are: his Golfing Partners, his Coffee Row Friends, his Curling Team, and the Mustangs Timekeeper Crew. Lunch will be held at the Midale Civic Centre, Midale. Interment will be at a later date at Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina. For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Wes may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Renal Dialysis Unit, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK, S4A 0H3 or Mainprize Manor Health Centre, 206 South Street, Midale, SK, S0C 1S0. Arrangements are entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, (306-848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at “Our Family Serving Your Family”.
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