December 14, 1930 - October 4, 2015
James Paul Wourms of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt, SK, (and formerly of Fulda, SK), passed away at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. He was 84 years of age. James was born on December 14, 1930, on the family farm, NE 21-39-23 W2, near Fulda. He was such a tiny bundle at three pounds, a bed was made for him on the oven door to keep him warm. James’ parents were Hubert and Walburga “Tiny” (nee Pitzel) Wourms. James grew up on the family farm, learning a love of the land. He learned to move dirt at a young age, later purchasing his own CAT so he could move even more dirt! James attended St. Matthew’s School, about a mile-and-a-half west of the farm. He married Armella Braun on May 4, 1959, at Lake Lenore, SK. This union was blessed with six children, four sons and two daughters; however, a son and a daughter died in infancy, and another son died in his youth. James was proud to be a founding member of the Fulda Flyers baseball team, inducted to the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. He also enjoyed playing hockey with the Pilger Flyers and Bruno Seniors. James disliked carpentry, to the point of becoming a ‘duct tape enthusiast’. If you know where to look, some of his duct tape repairs can be found around the house or on the farm. Some of his other hobbies included playing fiddle, mandolin or guitar. In his younger years, stories can be told of the singsongs where he would play accompaniment. He enjoyed playing or watching sports, anything from baseball, hockey, curling or almost anything he could find. James enjoyed playing cards, such as cribbage or rummy. James would go for drives with Armella to see the countryside; checking the progress of the crops, or the effects of the weather. Sometimes those drives would be part of another hobby … finding antiques at auction sales. James is survived by his wife, Armella (nee Braun) Wourms; three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren: Barry (Lenore) Wourms, Dianne Bloski (Dick Weinberger) and family, Terri (Dillon) Shewchuk and children Jillian and Nicholas, and Aaron Bloski (Jenna Way); Allan (Dana) Wourms and family, Ashlie Wourms and Lisa Wourms; two brothers and four sisters: Wilbert (Angeline) Wourms, Bernice Friestadt, Daniel (Audrey) Wourms, Thelma (Lorne) Gasmo, Donna (Martin) Nienaber, and Mary (Richard) Niekamp; sister-in-law, Velma Wourms; brother-in-law, James Lukan; and by many in-laws of the Braun family. He was predeceased by three children: Joseph and Jane (in infancy), and Glenn (1980); parents, Hubert and Tiny Wourms; brother, Norman Wourms; sister, Florianna Lukan; and in-laws: Harry and Marcella Braun, Arnold Friestadt, Rosemarie Braun, and Laverne (Mae) Weber. The Prayer Service for James was held at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Pilger, on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., led by Nestor Trach and organist Darlene Cash. Others taking part were: Aaron Bloski, crossbearer; Lenore Wourms and Lisa Wourms, scripture readers. The Funeral Mass was offered at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., concelebrated by Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB, and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Others taking part were: Aaron Bloski, crossbearer; Lisa Wourms and Thelma Gasmo, scripture readers; Dolores Pomedli, intentions; Donna Nienaber, psalmist; Ashlie Wourms and Aaron Bloski, giftbearers. Music ministry was provided by director Luella Bregenser and organist Darlene Cash. Pallbearers were Lynn Friestadt, Richard Niekamp, Roman Bieringer, Curtis Gasmo, Mervin Lukan and Pat Pomedli. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to either the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel Humboldt, Saskatchewan