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.”
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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.