CLOUATRE â€" Rose Ann
Our precious mother passed away into the arms of Jesus on January 6, 2008 and will remain forever in our hearts. Mom was born in the Aldina District. She lost her Mother at an early age so she had to assume family responsibilities in her tender years. With the help of her father she quickly acquired the skills to look after a household, which included helping to raise her two younger sisters, as she was the eldest sibling in the family. In addition to her parental role she performed, she assisted her father with the running of the many farming tasks which included plowing the fields, herding cattle on horseback, threshing and the many other tasks associated with running a family farm. As time and changes occurred she learned many new farming skills in order to continue to provide assistance to her father. Mom enjoyed going to country-dances and having fun times with her friends. Many times sheâ€™d come home in the wee hours of the morning and would have to go straight to work in the field. Life unfolded when she met the man she would be spending the rest of her life with; they got married on October 20, 1948 and raised two children, a son and daughter. They relocated to Prince Albert and began working as custodians for Saskatchewan Government Services. Mom became involved with Saint Markâ€™s Church, Holy Family Hospital, Mont St. Josephâ€™s and contributed many volunteer hours at bake sales, suppers, and caring for seniors at the home. Her ability to bake and sew were sought after during the many fund raising events. Mom was also an avid bowler and won many trophies for her skills in this area. Over the years mom developed a lot of skills but her pride and joy centered on being able to display her green thumb capabilities as a gardener. She planted many a garden and flowers around her home throughout her years of home making. She loved to cook and bake and her mouth watering banana cream pies were everyoneâ€™s favorite. Mom was an ardent seamstress and made many beautiful outfits for her daughter. Everything she did, whether it was sewing, baking or gardening, it was done in such a manner that it could have been sold in stores. Momâ€™s family was important to her, which included grandchildren and great grandchildren because she always had something special for everyone on special holidays and family occasions. After dad passed away, mom continued to live at home until she decided to move into North Cote Manor. She enjoyed many good times playing cards, socializing with other residents, and helping with social functions. She made many good friends while residing there and eventually had to move to Mont St. Josephâ€™s due to her failing health. Mom was predeceased by her parents Willhelm and Ida Exner; her husband Claude; her father and mother-in-law Remi and Alice Clouatre and her brothers-in-law Gilbert Clouatre, Jerry Bachman and Leonard Bonthoux. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Ida Tarhos of Saskatoon, SK; her son Bob (Joyce) Clouatre of Saskatoon, SK; her six grandchildren Shannon (Andre) Paul of Edmonton, AB, Erin (Adam) Heimbecker of Yorkton, SK, Trever Tarhos of Calgary, AB, Lyle (Shawna) Clouatre of Saskatoon, SK, Shelly (Jason) Bauer of Saskatoon, SK and Tanya Clouatre of Saskatoon, SK; her nine great grandchildren Caleb Paul, Keauna & Olyvia Heimbecker, Brooklyn Clouatre, Connar, Nicholas & Zachary Bauer and Megan & Hailey Clouatre; her two sisters Loretta Bachman of Edmonton, AB and Marie Bonthoux of Vancouver, BC; her sister-in-law Cecile Clouatre of Richmond, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom we will miss you as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mom accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior on December 7, 2008. The family wishes to thank the staff at Mont St Joseph for their loving and compassionate care for our mother. Special thanks to Ivy Masich and Shirley Birkland for taking time to visit and pray with mom. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at St. Markâ€™s Roman Catholic Church, 581 â€" 9th Street East, Prince Albert, SK with Celebrant Father Francis Agbezuge. Interment will be held at South Hill Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to the Lung Association of SK, 1231 â€" 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director.
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