SCHUR, Clara passed away on February 10, 2021 at the age of 93 years. Clara was born on February 5, 1928 to Charles and Elizabeth Gabrielson on the family farm in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. Along with seven siblings, she grew up helping with farm chores and walked two miles to the country school. After graduating from Rosthern High School, she attended Teacher’s College in Saskatoon. She taught in elementary schools in Saskatchewan for 22 years. While teaching in Preeceville, she met Morris Schur of Endeavour. They were married on July 18, 1955 and made their home in Endeavour. She attended the St. James Anglican Church in Endeavour since 1955 and was the church organist for 40 years.
Even while she worked full-time as a teacher, she still found time to bake bread and pies on a regular basis. She spent the summer tending a garden from which she canned much of the produce.
She was very involved in the community. One of her highlights was serving on the Endeavour Homecoming committee to commemorate the village’s 60th anniversary. Clara served on the History book committee as an editor helping compile the more than 500-page book, ‘Past Endeavours’.
She was very active in the Golden Age Club, enjoying weekly card games and luncheons with the local seniors.
Being a school teacher, she was known for her lists, book summaries and essays. She was an avid reader who read through the Bible from cover to cover 32 times in her life.
Clara is predeceased by her parents and 6 siblings as well as her husband of 59 years, Morris.
Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Lenore of Kelowna; her son, Lyle of Endeavour; her grandsons, Corey, Daniel, Stephen and Chris (Rebecca) Hendricks of Kelowna; three great grandchildren; and her sister, Alice (Al) Akins of Nanaimo. She was well loved and will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and their families.
The Memorial Service took place on July 30, 2021 in St. James Anglican Church, Endeavour, SK with Rev. Luanne Hrywkiw of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. The soloist and eulogist was Corey Hendricks. Bill Dennies, Gary Schur, Dale Schur, Lionel Schur, Wade Hyra and Erwin Rayner served as the honorary bearers. Clara’s grandsons Daniel, Stephen and Corey Hendricks served as the Urn Bearers for the interment which took place Schur Family Cemetery in Endeavour, SK Memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be left at preecevillefuneralhome.com.
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St. James Anglican Church
Box 21, Endeavour SK S0A 0W0