Obituary of James Andrew "Jim" Radwanski
Jim was born in Poland on November 22, 1926. In 1930, at the age of 3-1/2, he travelled by ship to Canada with his mother, Sophie to be with his father, John, who had moved to Saskatchewan in 1928-29 to start a new life. Jim attended a one-room rural school in Tullymet Saskatchewan which he walked the 4.5 miles to every day with his younger brother Stan. Growing up on a farm where money was scarce Jim learned to be inventive and made a deck of playing cards from an old shoe box and a pair of skis from any old unused boards he could find. He earned money from the sale of weasel and rabbit furs to purchase a bike so he and his little brother could ride to school instead of walk. Horse and buggy rides were common during the summer, while in the winter it was the horse and cutter with a wood heater inside. Jim also helped on the family farm doing chores, picking stones, fixing fences and milking cows. After completing year 12 Jim decided to go to teacher's college in Moose Jaw, however at the commencement of Christmas break he was asked whether he "perhaps would enjoy farming rather than teaching". However Jim persevered with teaching, but in Winnipeg rather than Moose Jaw, and graduated with a Teaching Certificate in the spring of 1947 and went on to a 17 year teaching career at various locations throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His first position in 1947 was at a Ukrainian school in Sifton Manitoba earning a handsome salary of $800 per year. He also taught at Arrow River, Angusville and Bield Manitoba. In 1964 he transferred to Hubbard to take on the role of Principal. Jim was very involved in the community and was town councillor in Hubbard from 1972 - 1974 then Mayor of Hubbard from 1974 - 1989. He was involved with the Hubbard Golden Age club from 1977 - 1994. He organized many community events at the Town Hall such as Christmas and New Years parties. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus since the early 1960's and achieved honours of 4th degree in 1982. Upon retiring from teaching he drove a school bus for a number of years and returned to his beloved work of farming. Jim was privileged to share his life with Teresa whom he married in 1962 and was the proud father of Ron and Wayne. In 1994 Jim married Ruby Apperly, together they made memories travelling, dancing, volunteering and embracing life with family and friends. Jim did not waste any of his 95 years, he lived fully, he loved deeply, he worked hard, and we will hold him in our hearts until we meet again. On angel's wings, travel safe to the kingdom of heaven. Predeceased by his father John (1984), mother Sophie (1993), brothers George (1941), Marion (1952), and by sister Elsie (1993). Jim is survived by sons Ron; and Wayne (Monica), all of Regina. Also a brother Stan (Shirley, deceased), and a sister Janet (Frank, deceased), and their families. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, August 5th 2022 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Rev. Fr. Albert Schmitz officiated. Organist, Paulette Van Der Helm led in the hymns. The eulogist was Monica Radwanski. The interment took place in the Ituna RC Cemetery with Brent White, Wayne, Ron & Tim Radwanski, Dallas Skayman and Neil Couper serving as the casketbearers. Memorials were to the Alzheimers Society. Service Details. Service When: Friday, August 5th, 2022 1:30pm Location: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Address: 216 5th Ave. SE ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0 Interment Location: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery Address: SE 24-25-11 W2 ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of James Radwanski November 22, 1926 - July 25, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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