OBITUARY

James E VOIKEN

August 28, 1957January 27, 2021

We are sad to announce the sudden passing of James Voiken on January 27, 2021 at the age of 63. James passed away at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. Jim is survived by his two step sisters Eloise (John) Turnbull of Regina and Rae (Art) Eden of Edmonton; two step brothers Wes (Merly) Real of Lethbridge and Garry (Letha) Real of Edmonton and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Esther and Joseph Voiken; his step mother Alice Voiken and step nephew Ian Turnbull. Jim was born in Saskatoon and attended Buena Vista Public School and Nutana Collegiate. Since 1976, he worked on a survey crew for a local engineering company. It was his wish that a formal funeral not take place. A private Graveside Service will take place at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon. Messages of condolence may be left to the family at acadiamckaguesfuneralcentre.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca) Arrangements in care of Mandi Wersch – Acadia-McKague’s Funeral Centre.

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Grant Korol

February 13, 2021

Condolences to the Jim Voiken family. Sure do miss him, he was our neighbour across the street since 1993. He was always very polite and kind. Remember seeing him and Bob sitting in his garage with the door open watching and waving as the neighbours passed by. I got to know him better as the years went by, eventually spending time with him also sitting in his garage listening to all of his surveying work stories and about his family and friends. Will also miss seeing him cutting his grass, shovelling the snow and debating about when to put up his christmas lights.
He was very proud of his new truck which he was happy to use helping friends and family. He was also a good resource on the neighbourhood history which he loved to share. He also loved to put out peanuts for the bluejays, for the longest time I wondered where these peanuts came from in my yard. Go Riders.

Edward Rieger

February 1, 2021

Our sincere Sympathy to the family of Jim Voiken . Jim was a valued and dedicated employee for Torchinsky Engineering and subsequent company's , for all of his working life . Jim always went the extra mile without any complaints and was a mentor for the many the people he worked with .
Farewell to you Jim!!
Sincerely Ed Rieger

Rita Dziendzielowski

January 31, 2021

With sincere sympathy to the James Voiken Family. Jim worked for many years with my sons Don and Gord.He was considered to be a part of our family attending many of our family gatherings.He will be missed by all.
Rest in Peace Jim.
Rita Dziendielowski

EILEEN POPOFF

January 30, 2021

Condolences to Jim's family . Jim was a co-worker and friend for 30+ years. He was a fine man and hard worker. We shared many good times over the years...especially those Friday staff meetings and summer barbeques. Jim loved getting together with co-workers and friends to share stories and have some laughs. You will be missed Jim... hope they have lots of your favorite music in heaven.
Jack & Eileen

Corrinne Dennis

January 28, 2021

To Jim’s family my sincere condolences on your loss.

I got to know Jim through his former neighbour and lifelong friend Bob.

Jim & I remained friends and talked lots about Bethel church,The Riders and of course The Blades.

He was a funny, kind and thoughtful guy with a big heart. Will miss our chats and texts.

Until we meet again Jim, cheers. I knew exactly how you felt,always.

With care,
Corrinne

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