Farming Rural 08

James Nagy

June 12, 1930 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 91)


James Victor Nagy passed away on May 18, 2022 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family.   James was born June 12, 1930 on the family farm south of Willowbrook to Jim and Mary (Madaras) Nagy.  He attended Oak Hill School near Willowbrook and like all young men in his era her worked long hours on the farm.

In 1949 the family relocated to the Cut Arm District west f Bredenbury where they purchased the Tom Curson’s farm.  On November 8, 1951 James married the love of his life Gladys Solomon from the Graham District.  Together they raised four sons and one daughter.  In 1954 they purchased the west half of the home section from his father and started to farm on their own.  Over the next few years they added more land to their farming operation.  Starting in 1975 and ensuing years his son’s joined the family farming enterprise.  In 1985 James and Gladys semi-retired to Yorkton,  a few years later he fully retired but you could always count on him to run equipment and give good advice.  James was very proud of the fact he had never missed a harvest for eighty years.

James was an innovator if there was a new piece of equipment that would make life easier, he had to have it.  He was willing to try new methods and ideas with both the land and cattle operations.  He was also very good at repairing and maintaining machinery.

In James’ younger years he enjoyed playing softball and broomball and in his later years he took up fishing and playing cards.  James and Gladys loved to travel with their various campers and motorhomes all over Canada and the USA.  They also enjoyed trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean and Mexico.

James was predeceased by his parents Jim and Mary Nagy, his parents-in-law John and Lillian Solomon, his son-in-law Jack Sinclair his brother Andy Nagy, his sisters Helen Horvath and Pearl Unyi, sister-in-law Evelyn Unyi also by his brothers-in-law Joe Horvath, Charlie Sterenka and Elmer Unyi.

James is survived by his beloved wife of over seventy years Gladys; his son Gordon (Iris) and their children Brandon (Amanda), Amanda (Cam), Marshall (Jasmine) and Nicole (Gordon); his son Harold (Eileen) and their children Shelley (Eli) and Clayton (Farrah); his son Dennis (Audrey) and their children Megan (Tom), Brooke and Taylor; his son Gary (Sharleen) and their son Tyler; and his daughter Suzanne and her children Kendall and Karlie; his thirteen great- grandchildren; sister Margaret Sterenka and sister-in-law Patsy Nagy as well as many nieces and nephews.

James was proud of his family’s many achievements. He was also proud of his bountiful harvests while leaving the land in better condition than when he took it over.

He treasured his long lasting friendships from near and far.

James Urn Bearers where is children Gordon, Harold, Dennis, Gary and Suzanne.

Shelley Nagy, Brandon Nagy, Clayton Nagy, Amanda Loveless, Marshall Nagy, Nicole Kell, Megan Dehod, Brooke Nagy, Tyler Nagy, Kendell Sinclair, Taylor Nagy and Karlie Sinclair served as Honorary Urn Bearers for their grandfather.

The family would like to thank the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for their excellent care and kindness towards James in the last few years.

A celebration of life will be held on June 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm from Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium Yorkton, SK interment to following in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery with Shelly Morris officiating.  The service will be live streamed starting at 12:50 please click on the link provided you do not need a Facebook account to few the service

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Celebration of Life
June 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium
121 Palliser Way
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N4C6

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