Richard Wayne Johannesson

July 21, 1943 – January 15, 2022

It is with deep sadness our family announces the peaceful passing of Wayne Johannesson at the age of 78 years on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St.Boniface Hospital (Extended Care Unit) after a long illness.

His desire to live knew no bounds and he was a miracle for what he had overcome.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 59 years, Eleanor Johannesson, daughter Leanne (Ward) and son Warren, grandchildren; Rae-Anne (Ryley), Kyle, Rachelle(Jaren), Rebecca (Vishal), Anthony, Joseph, greatgrandchildren; Lucca, Aria and Audrey. He also leaves his sister Christine (Don), brother Jory, brother-in-law Brian Boyle (Donna), cousins and many very close friends.

Wayne was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 21, 1943 to the late Margaret and Walter Johannesson. He was also predeceased by his son Daryl and brother Ken.

Wayne worked for the Winnipeg Transit, retiring on June 20, 2003.

Mesa, Arizona was our winter home for 10 years where we met so many new friends.

Wayne enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a good pool player, playing pool for fun and in competitions where he was known in the South as “Manitoba Fats”. He enjoyed weekly crib games that he loved so much with close friends along with bingo outings.

He was always friendly, kind and willing to help someone.

The family wishes to thank Doctors and Staff at Seven Oaks Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital (Extended Care Units and Dialysis Units) for their patience and care during Wayne’s illness.  Many thanks to our wonderful friends who have shown so much support during this trying time.

As per Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

“We love you now Honey and always.”

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences using the comments field below.

The moment that you died

My heart was torn in two,

One side filled with heartache,

The other died with you.

I often lie awake at night,

When the world is fast asleep, and

Take a walk down memory lane,

With tears upon my cheeks.

Remembering you is easy,

I do it every day,

But missing you is heartache

That never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart

And there you will remain.

Until the joyous day arrives,

That we will meet again.

8 thoughts on “Richard Wayne Johannesson

  1. Larry & Carole Trush

    Sincere condolences to Eleanor & Family.

  2. Donna Boyle

    RIP big guy! You put up a good fight & confounded the Doctors many many times. Will miss your smiley face . Time for you to rest!
    Love Brian & Donna

  3. Ragnar Erlendson

    So sorry to hear about the passing of my old pool buddy. Condolences to his family.
    Ragnar & Margaret

  4. Allan & Anna Fifer

    Our condolences to the family, Rest In Peace Wayne and God Bless
    Allan & Anna Fifer.

  5. Gaylene Coutts

    My deepest sympathy Eleanor to the lose of Wayne.Hugs Gaylene Coutts

  6. Larry & Rosalie Viau

    Condolences Eleanor & Family RIP WAYNE
    Larry & Rosalie Viau

  7. Bryan and Elaine Kramble

    Eleanor and family,
    We are so sorry for the passing of your dear husband, father and our dear friend Wayne.We will miss his sense of humour and kindness so much! Lifelong friendships like ours are so special and are not replaceable. We can’t help but laugh and cry as we relive so many fun times with you and Wayne. Love Bryan and Elaine aka Lainey. xoxoxo

  8. Lori

    Our condolences to you Eleanor and the family. RIP Wayne. Lori and Frank Ursel

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