Conner, James


Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday July 27, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church. Private family ash interment prior to the service at Hillside Cemetery. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Tabor Care Home or the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation.

 James Ralph Conner

1927 – 2019 

James Ralph Conner passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the age of 92 in Morden, Manitoba following a short illness. 

Jim was born in Morden on April 23,1927, to Tom and Elizabeth (Goertzen) Conner. His was a large family consisting of five siblings and five half brothers and sisters. Jim attended school in Morden and graduated from Morden Collegiate School in 1945. He moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1947 as an employee of Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company. What followed was a successful 36 year career with Hudson Bay Mining which began underground and ended as Manager of Industrial Relations at head office in Toronto, Ont. Jim was active in many organizations. He served as a town Councillor and Mayor of Flin Flon, volunteered on the board of St. Luke’s United Church and was a member of curling and golf organizations in Flin Flon, Kelowna and Morden. Jim’s sporting interests included golf and curling participating in both into his 90’s. Jim also enjoyed a good game of bridge.

Jim married Isobel Rex in 1953 and enjoyed a loving marriage until Isobel’s death in 2013. They owned a cottage at Bakers Narrows Manitoba for 40 years. Their family has many happy memories of summer days at the lake with their grandparents. 

Jim will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his three children, Joan (Randy) Bowman, Pat (Barry) Oxby and Ross (Amy) Conner, his eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also sadly missed by his sister, Betty Wilkinson, his brother in law, Allan McCulloch and sisters in law, Edythe Arnott and Elaine Rex. Jim is also survived by many nephews and nieces. 

The Memorial Service for Jim Conner will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Paul’s United Church 353 Thornhill St. in Morden, MB with interment at Hillside Cemetery. 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Nause for her attentive care of Jim. Also thank you to the medical staff at the Boundary Trails Health Centre who cared for Jim during his time there. If so wished, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Tabor Care Home or the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements



#1 Cheryl & Ron Peters 2019-06-10 23:04
We were terribly saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I have many great memories of time spent in your home, at church and the cottage with Jim & Isobel. We were hoping for one more road trip to Flin Flon this summer, but sadly it was not meant to be. Our sincere condolences to Joan & Randy, Pat & Barry, Ross & Amy and all your families. Rest easy dear friend!
#2 Don Peake 2019-06-11 19:34
My condolences to your family, Jim was a great person. RIP.
#3 Debbie Warren-Rowe 2019-06-11 22:08
To Joan, Pat , Ross and families. I am very sorry to hear of your Dad and Grandpas passing. He was a very gracious man and always a kind smile.
#4 Richard Billy 2019-06-11 23:51
A true gentleman in every sense of the word. It was an honour having to know him and work with him. My deepest condolences to the family.
#5 Linda Hinzman 2019-06-12 09:31
I enjoyed working for Jim for a number of years at Hudbay. He was a great boss and a nice man. My sympathy to Joan, Pat, Ross and families.
#6 Betty Rewerts 2019-06-12 14:18
We were so sorry to hear the news. Your D

ad was a treasured friend to our Dad. Many wild stories were shared. Always trying to one up each other. Dad so enjoyed their friendship.
#7 Lisa Zaretzky 2019-06-12 15:34
I loved Jim - he was a great man. I will miss him!!
#8 Bevan & Sandra Wiebe 2019-06-12 22:16
We have wonderful memories of Jim! He knew an amazing amount of history of Morden and shared a lot of it with us over the years. He will be missed.
#9 Ken & Pam Werbiski 2019-06-13 10:14
So sorry to hear about the loss of this great man. We will miss our visits with Jim, his bits of sage advice, stories and his enthusiasm for life.
Ken and Pam Werbiski
#10 Buz Trevor 2019-06-13 19:05
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was always a friendly face at work and good company away from it.
#11 Barbara Peake 2019-06-14 11:07
Condolences to your family.
#12 Ken & Angie Stelnicki 2019-06-14 21:06
Our deepest condolence on your loss.
#13 Colleen and Ian McKinnon 2019-06-19 20:02
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father, and grandfather. Jim was a rare treasure, truly one of a kind. His zest for life, family and friends, will live on, in those lives he forever touched. He will be greatly missed.
#14 Bernice Enns 2019-06-20 15:22
Will miss seeing his happy face at the curling rink. Your Dad was a very happy, friendly man.
#15 Katrina Reimer 2019-06-21 13:30
I met this guy a little while ago, turns out we had a familiar face in common. I hope you see him up there, Jim. Nice to meet you.
#16 Karen Lemcke 2019-06-26 08:58
My condolences to Pat, Joan, Ross and families. I remember working for Jim years ago at Hudbay - he was such a nice man.

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