Date of Birth: June 9, 1947

Date of Death: October 3, 2015

WRUCK – It is with great sadness that the family of Jimmy Wruck announces his passing at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, SK on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Jimmy was born in Winkler, MB on June 9, 1947 to Fred and Hattie (nee Hohertz) Wruck and grew up on a farm three miles north of Manitou, MB. He worked on the oilfields in the Yukon and in Drayton Valley, AB, then moved to Edmonton and drove for Barrel Taxi.
On June 9, 1984 he married Sandra Puffalt. The couple later moved to La Riviére, MB where he worked at a ski resort (Holiday Mountain) and then decided to try his luck at truck driving.
Jimmy and Sandra drove as a team, running for Day & Ross until his second heart attack, at which time he lost his Class 1 driver’s license, forcing him to retire. In the meantime they had moved to Matlock, MB. After his fourth heart attack, he decided to move his wife to Neudorf, SK to be closer to his family.
Jimmy’s biggest enjoyment was singing, writing songs and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
Jimmy was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by all he leaves to mourn: his loving wife, Sandra; his three children: son, Jim Jr. (Katy) Wruck and daughters, Julie (Marc) Baker and Jody Wiesner; his mother, Hattie (Wruck) Lavallée; his three sisters, Bonnie (Lorence) Gundrum, Shirley (Ross) Thompson and Carol Cornborough (partner Brian Kozody); his brother, Bill Wruck; his grandchildren, Vennisha Czech, Terry Wruck, Jaylene Baker, Bruce Baker, Lizzie Wiesner, Jacob Wiesner; and one great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Jolene (in infancy); and his father, Fred Wruck.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at the Grenfell Apostolic Church at 2 p.m., followed by interment in the Grenfell Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.

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