Eliza Ann (Lila) Stagg
April 20, 1915 - February 8, 2017
Eliza Ann (Lila) Stagg passed away February 8, 2017 at 101 years of age at Biggar & District Long Term Care, Biggar, Sask. in her 102nd year.
Lila was born April 20, 1915 in Canning Town, West Ham, England, second daughter for John and Florence (Wild) Kidley. Lila emigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings in 1926, landing in Halifax from Southampton, England on board the S.S. Penland, travelled by train to Kinley, Sask. arriving April 19. They lived with Jim Wild and family, southeast of Kinley for about four years, then started farming nearby. Lila attended Kinley School with her younger brother and sister, Fred and Annie Kidley.
Lila married William G. Stagg on October 6, 1932. They raised four children, Shirley, John, Dennis and Tom. Bill and Lila farmed in the Kinley district for 44 years. Lila was active with the Kinley United Church and was founder of the Kinley 4-H garden club, instilling her love of gardening in the young. Lila was an active life member of the Perdue Agricultural Society. She took many prizes for her vegetable garden and produce over the years, also in baking and handicraft exhibits.
In 1966, Bill and Lila retired and moved to Biggar, Sask. where they continued their love of gardening. Lila always had a delightful show of beautiful flowers. Lila's hobbies included many types of handicrafts. Her knitted slippers were always prized Christmas gifts received by grand and great-grandchildren. Over the years, she knit many pairs for the Biggar Hospital Auxiliary. Lila very much enjoyed her membership with the New Horizons, the Carpet Bowling Club, the UCW, and the Citizen's Social Club. She enjoyed travelling on senior coach tours from Biggar, also trips to Grand Bahama Island and Ontario to visit with her children and grandchildren.
Lila is survived by three of four children, Shirley (Jim) Irwin of Southampton, Ont.; John (Eleanor) Stagg of Prince Albert, Sask.; Dennis (Anita) Stagg of Stump Lake, Sask.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Lila will be missed by her family and friends.
She was predeceased by an infant brother before emigrating to Canada; infant daughter, Florence Grace (1933); infant son (1934) William Henry (1935); parents, John (1967) and Florence (Wild) Kidley (1978); sisters, Annie Langstaff (1982), and Florence Wild (1987); husband, William G. (Bill) (1990); granddaughter, Joanne Stagg (1993); son, Tom (2005); and brother, Fred Kidley (2011).
The family extends a sincere thank you to Dr. Anton Muller and all staff who have cared for Lila over her years in Diamond Lodge and Biggar Long Term Care.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Lila's life followed by a family interment ceremony in the summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations to New Horizons Club. Box 631, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0, Canadian Diabetic Association, 104 - 2301 Ave. C North, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 5Z5, or a charity of your choice is appreciated.
Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669, www. grondinfuneralservice.com
Effie Dinah Kissick
July 4, 1924 - February 4, 2017
Effie Kissick was born July 4, 1924 in the Crane Creek District near Cando, Sask. and passed away in Kindersley, Sask. on February 4, 2017 at the age of 92 years. She grew up on the family farm with two brothers and five sisters. As a young woman, she moved to Biggar to work at St. Margaret's Hospital. That is where she met her future husband, Dave. They married and went on to have six children, Gordon, Tom, Shirley, Doug, Rick and Don. She was always busy, cooking, gardening, crocheting, sewing, reading, knitting and doing puzzles. Her family was her greatest joy.
Funeral Service was held on Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. from Biggar United Church with Rev. Jo-Ann Hills officiating. Eulogist was Sharon Moncrief, organist was Doreen Dubreuil. Honourary Bearers were all those who share in Effie's life; active bearers were Gordon Kissick, Thomas Kissick, Shirley Montgomery, Doug Kissick, Richard Kissick, Donald Kissick. Interment was held in Biggar Cemetery, Biggar, Sask.
Effie is survived by her loving children… Gordon Kissick of Biggar, Sask.; Tom (Arlene) Kissick of Turtle Lake, Sask. and children, Robert, Sharon (Scott) Moncreif and children Ashton, Samantha, Justin, Jillian, Chrystian (Ashley) and Skyler; Shirley (Ron) Montgomery of Biggar, Sask. and son Ron (Tricia) and children Jordyn, Joelle, Christopher, Jessie, and son David (Nicole); Doug (Nancy) Kissick of Kinderlsey, Sask. and children Michael (Nicole) and children Avery, Caleb and Autumn, and Taryn (Eric) Kosolofski and children Rylan, Dayson and Kaiden; Rick Kissick of Biggar, Sask. and daughter, Kathy (Ryan) Power and children Carson and Cora, and daughter, Kayla and Karla; and Don Kissick; and many nieces and nephews. Effie was predeceased by her husband, Dave; sisters, Mildred, Thelma, Ethel, Stella and Ina; and brother, John; and her mother and father.
Tributes may be directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation, 279 - 3rd Ave. N., Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8 or Lung Association of Sask., 1231 - 8th St. E., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5
Grondin Funeral Services, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669, www.grondinfuneralservice.com
Mary Walker Morbeck
December 20, 1921 – February 10, 2017
Mary leaves to mourn her son, Bernie Morbeck (Karen); and daughter, Donna Adair (Bill), grandchildren, Steve Adair (great-grandchildren, Colten and Lane), Curtis Adair (great-grandchildren, Carly and Parker), and Kim Adair. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by husband, Charles; and granddaughter, Janet Morbeck. She was also predeceased by brothers, Alf and Frank Garner and sister, Myra Husband and their spouses. She was the last of her generation in both the Garner and Morbeck families.
Mary was born in Saskatoon, Sask. and raised in the Bents district and graduated from the Olympic School in the Bear Hills. She went to hairdressing school in Saskatoon and met Charles Morbeck at a dance while he trained with the RCAF. After the war ended and he returned from overseas they were married in 1946 and moved to Bluesky, Alberta where they farmed for seven years. They moved back to the Bents area in 1953. Bernie was born that some year and Donna two years later.
The farm was a mixed farm. Mary helped in the spring and trucked in the fall during harvest. She also fed the pigs and helped clean the hog barn. She grew a garden and cooked meals. She loved to make desserts and always had some to share at coffee time.
Bernie married Karen in 1975 and Charles and Mary moved to Biggar in retirement. Mary volunteered for a few years at the Biggar Library and enjoyed doing so. She loved having coffee and talking with her friends in Biggar.
Charles passed away in 1988 and Mary lived on her own since then. Her biggest enjoyment was family and friends and seeing her grandkids. She was very happy to have been able to attend the Garner family reunion in 2015 and her 95th birthday party just this year. She was able to touch base with a lot of the relatives.
Mary was loved dearly and will be sadly missed.
Prayers were held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Mass of Christian Burial was on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. both from St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Biggar, Sask. with Father Michel Bedard as celebrant. Readers were Karen Morbeck and Curtis Adair, Register Book Attendant was Carly Adair. Honourary Bearers were all those who shared in Mary's life. Active Bearers were Steven Adair, Curtis Adair, Kim Adair, Parker Adair, Colten Adair, Lane Adair. Interment followed at the Harris Cemetery, Harris, Sask.
Tributes may be directed to Biggar & District Health Centre Long Term Care Activity Fund, Box 130, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 or Harris Cemetery, Box 124, Harris, SK, S0L 1K0
Grondin Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669, www.grondinfuneralservice.com