Marjorie Calder passed away at the Kamsack Hospital on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 just short of her eighty eighth birthday.
Marjorie Ruth Calder was born on March 6, 1931 at Glen Elder (now Danbury), a daughter of Lilian and David Calder. She attended elementary school at Swan Bluff and completed high school at Sturgis Composite. In her youth she belonged to the Glen Elder 4-H Baby Beef Club, where she won many prizes at the competitions and Fair Days. Marjorie helped out at the farm and was at peace there. Throughout her life she loved the outdoors, going for walks, picking berries, enjoying nature and tending to her garden and pets. Other sources of enjoyment included reading, movies and family gatherings, where the family all appreciated her sense of humour. Part of the time she lived in Sturgis but also lived for a time in Courtenay, BC, and in Regina and Balcarres. Marjorie enjoyed her travels throughout Canada and to parts of the USA.
Following a brief hospitalization at Kamsack, she transferred to the Kamsack Nursing Home in 2006. Marjorie’s family would like to express their gratitude to Drs. Bishop & Davies, and to the nurses and caring staff for the kindness and compassionate care shown to Marjorie during her time as a resident there.
Predeceased by her parents, sister Frances, brothers John and Robert and grandniece Amanda. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her sister Jean, sister-in-law Mary, brother-in-law Lloyd, nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews, as well as her many other relatives and friends.
The Graveside Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Sturgis Community Cemetery with Reverend Miles Russell of Grace United Church officiating. A musical selection, “Country Roads” by John Denver was included as well as the hymn, “Beyond the Sunset”. Alysha Leonard served as the urnbearer. Memorials in memory of Marjorie may be made to the Kamsack Nursing Home as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at preecevillefuneralhome.com
Funeral and cremation arrangements were in care of Preeceville Funeral Home.