Gert passed away peacefully at St Paul’s Hospital with family by her side at the age of 93. Mom was born in the Langham area in 1922. She was very proud to complete her Grade 10 by correspondence. Mom moved to Saskatoon where she worked at Davies Electric and played competitive softball. In Saskatoon, she met Milton Guenther and they were married in 1948. Two years later they moved to a farm in the Langham area where they raised their three children. Farming involved very hard work from which mom never shied away. She always had a large garden, raised chickens and worked side by side with Dad. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Sunday suppers were always special. Mom and Dad retired to Saskatoon in 1991 where they enjoyed many happy years. She volunteered for Ten Thousand Villages and enjoyed meeting with friends born in 1922, “Club 22”. She was devoted to family especially her grandchildren and enjoyed being closer to her siblings. Mom loved to have fun and was the instigator of many memorable moments. She will always be remembered for her caring ways and thoughtfulness to others.
Gertrude will be lovingly remembered by daughter Lorna Chapman (Larry), sons Ron (Kathy), Wes (Lynda), 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, her sisters-in-law, Betty and Thelma Rempel and Esther Bergen. Mom was predeceased her husband of 65 years, Milton, her parents Henry and Elizabeth Rempel, brothers Jake and Henry Rempel, sisters and brothers-in-law Bertha (Henry) Schultz, Elizabeth (Fred) Boski, Hilda (Lloyd) Steinsvoll, and Edna (Clarence) Firby. brothers-in-law Arnold (Mary) Guenther, Edwin (Veronica) Guenther, and William Bergen. Our family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Langham Senior Care Home, and Dr. Dawne Pierce for their compassion and kindness to Mom. Donations in memory of Gertrude can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.
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