BORT - Drusilla Elsa Bort passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2019 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 86 years of age. Drue was born on August 13th, 1932 to William and Maria Kaping, near the village of Springside. She was the eldest of three daughters. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Good Luck School. She was baptized and confirmed in the Springside Lutheran Church. On June 10th, 1948 Drue was united in marriage to Henry Bort, they were blessed with two sons, Ron and Martin. Following five years of farming the family moved to Yorkton. Once the boys were in school Drue went to work. She worked as a filing clerk for Dr. Stephanie Potoski, and a sales clerk at both Eatons and MacLeods. Her first priority was always her family and ultimately her most treasured 'job' was that of being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Drue and Henry were devoted members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Drue taught Sunday School, Junior Lutherans, and was very active and a longtime member of the ELCW. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crocheting and reading. Henry and Drue loved camping and fishing and spending time with her two sisters/best friends, Evelyn (Allen) Hippsley and Marian (Barrie) Westerhaug. Drue and her sisters along with their families visited their parents in Springside every Sunday after church. Cousins played outside as the men played cards inside while the women visited and cooked! Following Henry's death, Drue moved to Queen Elizabeth Court. During her twelve years as a resident there she formed very special friendships and enjoyed an active social life. Besides her husband Henry, she was predeceased by her sister Evelyn Hippsley; brothers-in-law, Allen Hippsley and Barrie Westerhaug, and by a step great grandson Nathan. Drue leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her two sons and their families: Ron (Margie) of Saskatoon, granddaughter Trina, great grandchildren, Nolan, Joseph, Sylvie, and Aoife Kavanagh and granddaughter Rhonda, step grandson Colton (Erin) Inglehart and step great grandson Carter, step granddaughter Stephanie Inglehart; Martin (Donna) of North Vancouver, granddaughter Richelle (Xavier) Figueroa and great grandsons, Xethion and Raziel and granddaughter Kelli. Also her sister, Marian Westerhaug, and numerous nieces, nephews and her many friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 8th 2019 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Heike Toeller officiating. Scripture & Psalm readings were given by Deb Wilkinson. Organist, Joleen Cherland led in the hymns 'In the Garden', 'Borning Cry', and 'Shall We Gather at the River'. Soloist Ray Yost sang 'Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling'. Honorary bearers were Emily Mehling, Florence Dionne, Joyce Lutz, Rose Karcha and Adeline Kohlert. The interment took place in the Springside Cemetery with Colton Inglehart, Braden Schatz, Xavier Figueroa and Darren Mrozowich. Memorials were to St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Condolances can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
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