It is with great sadness that the family of Fern Shewkenek of Yorkton announce her passing on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Jowsey House, Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 90 years of age.
Fern was born in the Vita district (MB) on May 23, 1930 to Harvey and Marie (nee Croy) Elliott. She was raised in Winnipeg, MB. In 1949 she was united in marriage to John Shewkenek at Yorkton; the couple were married 66 years until the passing of John in 2015. They were blessed with two sons. Fern and her husband farmed in the Kamsack district until their retirement in 1984 at which time they moved to Saskatoon. In 1997 they returned to the Yorkton area. Fern loved to travel, cook, and entertain family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending her summers at Madge Lake. Besides her husband John, Fern was predeceased by her brothers Arthur, Victor, Roy, Dale, and Philip; and by sisters Gladys and Alda. She is survived by her sons Baillie (Beth) and Rene (Kim); sister, Isabel Pederson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Fern will be interred beside her husband John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens in a private graveside service that will be held at a later date.