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Isabelle Strelioff

- June 07, 2017

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Frances Isabelle (nee Gemmell), 84, passed away with family by her side at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on June 7, 2017. Isabelle was born February 5, 1933 in Saskatoon, SK. She was the eldest daughter of Gordon Meredith and Eveline Sutcliffe (nee Jackson) Gemmell. Isabelle went to school at Caswell Elementary and Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon. While in high school, she met Robert E. Strelioff (1931-2000), son of William W. "Bill" Strelioff and Mary Ella (nee Zbitnoff) (Strelioff) Johnson and later, step son of George R. Johnson (Stupnikoff). Isabelle and Robert married in 1951 in Saskatoon and subsequently raised a family of five children. Her family was her life and always her top priority until the day she passed. Devoted to her clients, Isabelle worked as a self-employed accountant right up until she was recently admitted to hospital. She proudly achieved both Accredited Public Accountant and Certified General Accountant designations in her lifetime. Isabelle was also a past member of the Order of Eastern Star and a passionate life time member of the Saskatoon Doukhobor Society. Isabelle will be dearly missed and always cherished by her children: Marilyn, Lesley (Todd; grandchildren Cole and Ryan), Gale (grandchildren Marisha and Evan), Bob (Brenda; granddaughter Karalee (Diedrich), great grandchildren Hunter and Paxton); and Donna (Con; grandchildren Tanya (Kurtis; great grandchildren Trinity and Kaiden) and Nicole). In addition, she will be lovingly remembered by her four dear sisters: Joan, Mary, Lynn, and June as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends Delphine and Les, Mae, Jeanette and many more. A huge thank you to the Doctors (particularly Dr. Honish) and nursing staff at St. Paul's Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice or to the Saskatoon Mental Health Association, the Heart and Stroke Association, Cancer Society or to the Saskatoon Doukhobor Society would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral Details

A celebration of Isabelle's life will occur at 1pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338-4th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK with Mae Popoff and Jeanette Stringer officiating. A private interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

Lois and Frank Eibl

Written June 15, 2017 from Milton, Ontario

Thinking of you and your family during your time of sorrow. Your Mom was a powerhouse of a woman who was capable of doing anything. She was a great example to her family and the greater community. She will leave a lasting legacy of positivity, determination, intelligence, know how, and kindness. Offering our deepest condolences and remembering the wonderful legacy of your precious Mother. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Edna and Rudie Witte

Written June 12, 2017 from Edmonton, Alberta

To ALL Isabelle's family -- her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her beloved sisters, cousins, friends, we send our heartfelt condolences. Her life was spent thinking of others and living for others. May she rest in eternal piece with all her loved ones gone before her.
With love from your cousins - Edna & Rudie & family
Marj & family

Chelsea Choponis

Written June 12, 2017 from Martensville, Saskatchewan

Bob, Brenda and family,
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Much love from Doug Trabbish, Nicole Hawreschuk and Chelsea Choponis.