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Elaine Parr, resident of the Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was 98 years of age. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00am from Westview United Church in ... Read More
Elaine Parr, resident of the Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was 98 years of age. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00am from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. The interment will take place in the Yorkton City Cemetery. In memory of Elaine, memorials to the CNIB or to the Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Elaine was born in Rouleau SK on July 17, 1923 to Horace and Bertha Miller (nee McCollough). She was raised on the family farm and attended Gosmil School until Grade 10. She then moved to Regina, room and boarding with 2 other girls from the area and took her Grades 11 and 12 at Balfour Tech. Elaine loved playing softball in a league in Regina while attending school. Her first job was at Western Dry Goods in Regina. Her boss was Len Dowie who happened to be married to Jack’s sister Bonnie. They were introduced and on October 23, 1946 they were married in Knox Metropolitan Church in Regina. In 1948 they moved to Yorkton to open auto Electric Service, Jack as Manager and Elaine as the bookkeeper/office person. She quit working outside of the home when their daughter Susan was born in 1955.
Elaine and Jack were very involved in the community of Yorkton. Elaine was a charter member of the Yorkton Lion’Ls and was one of the founders of the Yorkton Lion’Ls Kiddies Day Parade, which was held for 40 years beginning in 1955 with Elaine being the chairperson for most of those years. Elaine was presented with the Garnet Davis Fellowship Award in 2001 by the Parkland Lions Club. She was a member of the Eastern Star and received her 60 Year Pin. She was also a proud wife of a Shriner and enjoyed the fellowship of these groups. Elaine was a Brown Owl for many years and she later became the Commissioner of Girl Guides and Brownies in Yorkton. She taught Sunday School for many years at St. Andrews United Church and later when she had moved to Westview United Church she served in many capacities on the church board. Elaine spent 30+ years working with the visually impaired as a volunteer with the CNIB. She held weekly bowling outings and monthly craft/coffee/info get togethers. In September 2002 she was awarded the CNIB Saskatchewan Division Service Award. She loved working with this group and made many friends along the way.
She was a life long Rider Fan and never missed watching a game and cheering the Green & White on! Elaine was blessed with many, many wonderful friends and spent many hours entertaining here in Yorkton and at their place in Phoenix AZ. Their home was always open to friends and family and everyone was made to feel welcome and appreciated. She was a wonderful hostess and no one ever left their home hungry. She was most of all a loving, supportive Mom, Mother-in-Law and Nana. She loved her family unconditionally and we all loved her more than she probably knew. She had become a Great-Gramma recently and when she would see a picture of her great-grandson her eyes would light up and she would smile. Elaine lived her life by the Golden Rule and always treated people with respect and caring. She will also be remembered for her warm and loving smile!
Elaine was predeceased by her husband Jack, her parents, Horace and Bertha Miller, her parents- in- law Bill and Mabel Parr, her brother Ted Miller and sister-in-Law Jeanette Miller. She is survived by her daughter Susan Wrubell and her husband Ron. Grandsons Jared (Michelle) and Shaun (Kaitlin) and great grandson Jasper Wrubell. Nephews: Dan Miller (Georgina), Doug Miller (Tracy) and Daryl Miller (Carol) and their families. Nieces: Kate Miller, Linda Parkinson (Terry) and family and other nephews, nieces and her many other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from Westview United Church with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. The eulogy was given by Juanita Brown. Shani Apland led the choir with the hymns ‘Come In, Come In & Sit Down’, ‘Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet’ and ‘We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection’. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jared Wrubell, Dan Miller, Daryl Miller, Doug Miller, David Dedman and Warren Dedman serving as casket bearers.
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