James Wagner grew up on a farm in Southern Ontario in the 1920's and 30's. His father was a German immigrant who worked hard to provide for his wife and sons. James was a farmer too; he spent most of his life out in his fields, growing everything imaginable in the fertile ground of his family tobacco farm near Tillsonburg, Ontario.
To us he was always Grandpa Jim, as we followed him around the farm. When the first members of our group turned to cannabis as a medicine, it was James who offered support and advice. When our family, mostly grandchildren of James, formed a collective of patients and growers under the MMAR, James was there. When it became clear that we needed to take our newly developed technology and apply to become a Licensed Producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), we could think of no more fitting accolade than to name our business after James.
James (Jim) Ellis Wagner was born October 15, 1928, in Port Colborne, Ontario. He passed away peacefully on November 29th, 2017, at the age of 89. He is survived by his 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a tobacco farmer by trade, until ill health forced his retirement in his senior years. He is remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was always quick with a joke, and to offer his support. He will be greatly missed by his entire family.