Jaden Gavin Wollny
February 27, 2002 - August 18, 2020
It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Jaden Gavin Wollny of Russell, Manitoba August 18, 2020. He was just 18 years old.
Jaden was born February 27, 2002 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The son of Tanya Ireland and Neil Wollny.
Jaden grew up in the small community of Binscarth, Manitoba where he began his schooling years. Jaden attended Binscarth Nursery School, then to Binscarth Elementary School from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Jaden continued on to Russell Major Pratt graduating recently in June 2020. All through his school years Jaden was a dedicated student making bonds with many of his teachers.
At a young age Jaden demonstrated his passion for sports. Learning how to skate in his grandparents backyard on a rink made by his grandpa Ireland. It wasn’t long before he outgrew the rink and his grandparents had to make the rink bigger. Jaden’s passion and interest for Hockey was rapidly developing. At age 5 he played with the Foxwarren Falcons continuing on with Russell Rams and then Birtle/Foxwarren Kings. Jaden’s love for sports was demonstrated all through his highscool years. Playing basketball with Binscarth Bisons and Russell Trojans and Football for Parkwest Outlaws. Even though Jaden was not a very big boy his determination, passion and love of game made up for his size. Jaden brought his love of game, vast experience as a player and passion to develop the sport into his role as a coach and mentor. Teaching the skills he learned on the court when he coached the Grade 7 and 8 basketball team in Russell Major Pratt.
Throughout Jaden’s athletic career he easily formed friendships, many of which remain strong today. Those who were close to him will tell you Jaden would do anything for his friends. Jaden values his friendships as much as he valued his family, always putting others ahead of himself.
Sports was only one of Jaden’s interests. Thinking of pursuing an RCMP career, in Grade 11 he enrolled in a Military Camp. Bold Eagle in Alberta where he trained for 6 weeks during his summer break. Jaden really enjoyed his time at this camp often being the first to volunteer for hard training such as going into a building and enduring tear gas. He inspired so many by his boldness and braveness. While at the camp Jaden formed many friendships where he was described by many as friendly, reliable, dedicated and a wonderful person to be around. Jaden felt very strongly that this was the path he wanted to pursue after graduation.
Jaden had multiple hobbies, one of which was playing guitar and singing. He especially liked playing Johnny Cash Songs. Jaden often played at family gatherings. He enjoyed hunting, video games, hanging out with friends and family.
Family was an extremely important part of his life. Jaden was blessed to be part of a very large family. Jaden always made sure to make time for family. He spent a lot of time with his grandparents Robert and Beatrice Ireland, Cam and Linda McDonald. Growing up so close to his grandparents he was fortunate to build a strong relationship with them. Jaden also had a close bond with his great grandma Ireland, often going to see her to play cards and crib with her. Jaden was a loving and devoted big brother always making time for his two sisters, Hailey and Chloe Ireland and his two brothers Liam and James Wollny. Jaden was an inspirational roll model to his siblings. His strong bond with family influenced Jaden to become the young man he became.
Although Jaden’s life was taken away from us way too soon, in the time he was with us he managed to touch the lives of so many people with his infectious smile, sense of humour, kindness and his zest for life.
Jaden is survived by his Mother Tanya Ireland, sisters Hailey and Chloe Ireland. His father Neil (Elizabeth) Wollny , brothers Liam and James Wollny . Grandparents Robert Ireland , Linda (Cam) McDonald, Herb Wollny and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jaden was predeceased by Grandma Beatrice Ireland.
Jaden will be deeply missed by all who knew him. The private Funeral Service was held at the Binscarth Cemetery on Monday August 24th with Rev. Chris Pilon and Toon Cozens officiating. In keeping with Jaden’s love of guitar and music, friends Solange Simard and Max Simard provided music which included one of Jaden’s favourite songs to play and sing, Ring Of Fire by Johnny Cash and a song that was specially written for Jaden by Solange “Someday”.
Pallbearers were Colbi Turnbull, Douglas Hamilton, Brody Fingas, Nathan Falloon, Dawson Bodnariuk and Josh Gerelus. The service was eulogized by Jeri-lynn Turnbull. Guest speakers were Colbi Turnbull, Steven Wonitoway and Craig Haltermann.
If friends do desire donations may be made to Kidsport Manitoba.
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