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James Drennan

James Laverne "Jim" Drennan

Sunday, January 6th, 1952 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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JAMES Laverne Drennan known by many and Jim or Jimmy or even Whimpy, the Kindest most gentle man you could meet , loved by so many , he would make you laugh with little effort, always there to lend a tool a hand and in most cases a cold beer. Jim passed on Tues morning Jun 2nd 2020 in hospital peacefuly with his big sister Bonny at his side. Predeceased by first born son Christopher James his mother Marvel and his father Laverne inlaws Wesley and Annette Bone of Atikokan. Survived by Immediate family sons ; Shane , Lee(Nicole) and James(Naomi) 6 grandchildren Brooklynn, Charlee, Parker, Sawyer, Astra and Ryley also his Best friend and ex wife of 37 years Brenda , sisters Bonny and Ronalee and many neices. Jim was graced with the presence of his big sister Bonny who he loved dear in his final hours. Jim was a fisherman a golfer a hunter, and all around handyman ,most proudly an engineer for CNR. Born and raised in rainy river he moved to Atikokan to work at Caland mines where he eventually met his wife and mother of his children . Jim and Brenda eventually were married and moved to Winnipeg Manitoba Where he followed in his father's footsteps and became an Locomotive engineer with CNR . After retiring from the railroad after a long accomplished career he moved back to Rainy River made a huge impact starting a taxi company then eventually retired from that he bought a large piece of property in the country coined "Wild Kingdom" where he spent most of his days sitting at his table with friends and family(Richard Drennan)under his prized oak tree and taking his grandkids for golf kart rides around the property with his dog Maggie chasing behind. Jim kept busy in "Wild Kingdom" but eventually sold "the farm" and moved back to town spending time at the Legion with friends and family. Jim was always surrounded by friends and family he loved.

Jim will be buried with his mom and dad at Mc Innes Creek Cemetery ( a family sacred ground) with so many relatives at rest. Take this time to share a funny about a good time fishing or hunting you had with him. In lieu of flowers please donate to a local 12 step program in his honor.
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    Mc Innes Creek Chapel/Cemetery
    Conccession 2, Lot 12
    Dawson Township, ON
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Staff from RCL Branch#54

Posted at 07:01pm
We will miss him at the Legion. Love ya Jimmy! Love from the staff at RCL Branch#54.

Michael Mike

Posted at 06:57pm
O my; I 'still' think I'm going to go out in the morning and see Jimmy(JAMES) Drennan walking to his car, (smile on his face 'of course'); Always smiling. Don't think I've 'Ever' seen Jimmy(JAMES) without a smile on his face, and I'm sure no-one 'else' has either. If he could he would. To me, anyways, I'd say that if you either 'needed' or 'wanted for' and he 'Could'; well; he most Definitely would. Too many nice guys leaving us lately, and Jimmy(JAMES) was one of them. Not just 'that' ; but I didn't even meet him until he moved in here(HERITAGE HOUSE) and I just knew 'Right away'.
You'll be missed Jimmy. And 'yes'; to 'me' that's who you we're. I just 'Know' that we'll hook up on the 'Other side'; somewhere; someday. But for now just rest. This I will most 'Definitely' sign from the both of us; (me and Dad); 'cause I just 'know' he feels the same. cya

Michael and Dad(Albert)

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