James Calvin Warner passed peacefully into his eternal life on Monday, May 26th after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caregivers during the last days of his life. Calvin was born in Kennedy, SK on June 26, 1925 to parents Raeburn and Lottie Warner.
Raised and educated in Kennedy, Calvin later moved to Churchbridge, SK until 1971, when he and Iris relocated their family to Fernie. Throughout the years Calvin worked many jobs including farming, backhoe owner/operator, coal mining, and fuel truck driver, retiring from the Elko Sawmill in 1991. Calvin enjoyed many hobbies to keep himself busy; woodworking, gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. Calvin will be fondly remembered as an honest and hardworking man who was patient, kind, loving and “COOL”.
Calvin is survived by his beloved wife Iris and their children: Karren (Terry) Bax, Dave (Deb) Warner and Wayne (Deborah) Warner, 8 grandchildren: Terry Lynn (Paul) Moon, Rob (Tiffany) Warner, Suzi (Chad) Zimmerman, Darren Bax, Dwaine (Sheila) Bax, Jamie Warner (Dave Cashen), Lindsay (Chad) Siska, and Cody Warner (Kellirae Gouw), and 11 great grandchildren: Mac & Reilley Moon, Nigel & Derek Warner, Cole, Emerson and Kinsley Zimmerman, Hailee & Hayden Bax and Aspen & Dylan Siska. He is also survived by his brother Doug (Mary) Warner and sisters-in-law Audrey Warner, Shirley (Don) Warner and Carol (Keith) Owen as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Geoff and Earl Warner, and his daughter-in-law Ann Warner.
Cool will be deeply missed by all. He was the true definition of a Gentle-Man.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation BC & Yukon Division, Okanagan & Kootenay Area Office, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 300 – 5165 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H4A 1T6. Messages of condolence may be made at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.