LEE, Gwendolyn Christena 1911- 2021 Gwendolyn Christena Nixon was born on the farm at Glenside, Saskatchewan on January 21, 1921. She was the youngest of five kids born to Mary Sarah (McLeod) and John A. Nixon who experienced come from Ontario to farm in 1911. She attended Glenford, a place university till grade 3 then ongoing school in Glenside when her siblings, Margaret, twins Jim and Edna and Gordon begun Large University. Her mother died young so Gwen stayed household right after High Faculty and then labored at the Lender of Montreal in Outlook for quite a few many years. She would work at the financial institution through the 7 days and then would return to the farm to aid out on the weekends. All of the Nixon and McLeod kinfolk lived in Ontario and there wasn’t considerably opportunity to check out them. Gwen and the loved ones produced guaranteed to maintain in touch as considerably as they could with the “folks down East” with letters to come to feel linked and know that there was spouse and children imagining about them on holiday seasons and all over the yr. One time when she was about 10 she was property by itself and she decided that she must go for a horse journey, so she received on him and absent they went bouncing alongside in the industry. But, oops, how to get back property? He finally turned all-around and headed for house!! No one particular ever understood about this escapade right up until she told us a couple of a long time back! Gwen satisfied Ken Lee at a dance in Bratton and was smitten. They have been married on November 15, 1950 in Edmonton as Ken was using a welding system there. They stayed the winter there and appreciated browsing and actively playing playing cards with good friends, which was a lifelong curiosity for them both equally! The newlyweds farmed at Macrorie and began to elevate their spouse and children. Shelby was born in 1952, Joan in 1953 and David done the loved ones in 1956. This time was active for the family members, Gwen taught 4-H and was an Explorers chief, belonged to the Women Legion Auxiliary and United Church Girls Support, took the little ones to swimming lessons in Outlook each and every summer months. Gwen was an excellent seamstress and would generally make great skirts, blouses and attire, the stitching machine would often be buzzing and she usually experienced a task on the go! Gwen played the piano way too and built confident the little ones uncovered all of the very good “aged ” songs and had an appreciation for new music. She was an great prepare dinner, enjoyed baking and her Bitter Cream Raisin pie was often a hit! The family members moved into their new household that they developed in Macrorie in 1967. Ken farmed and had taken about the Imperial Oil Bulk Company providing gas to farmers and also to the building businesses developing Gardiner Dam. Gwen was there all the way accomplishing all of the workplace and book do the job. Ken would increase vegetables throughout the summer and Gwen would be chaotic canning nicely into the drop, fruit, veggies and tasty pickles to be appreciated during the wintertime. Gwen’s existence also experienced deep sorrow and battle, on July 6, 1972 David was killed in a retail store theft in Calgary at the age of 15 many years, their environment went darkish, the light-weight experienced long gone out. David was so sensible and proficient in all that he did, the relatives was damaged hearted and the deep scar was generally with her. But with dim there is generally light-weight and in the future handful of years pockets of contentment shone through as the spouse and children grew. Shelby married Dennis in Oct 1972 and they experienced Trevor in June 1974 and Darla in September 1977. Joan married Ron in April 1973 and Brian was born in April 1974 and Leanne in June 1977. She usually relished likely to check out Brian’s hockey and baseball and would go to online games all around the province. She would also be guaranteed to be at any of Leanne’s recitals, Christmas concert events and band concert events. She constantly wished to know what the grandkids were up to and beloved viewing them any time she could. Gwen was always building anything and in 1976 she attended artwork classes in Macrorie which begun her lifelong appreciate of art. She would get the job done in a number of mediums together with oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil drawing and sketching. She always created owing with the supplies she experienced and if she didn’t have a thing, she designed it, easels, trays, frames and canvases! She designed beautiful petite point photographs, it is tough to think about the several hours and hrs of work that went into each individual just one. She also loved new music and some of her favourites tunes were Isle of Carpi, We will Fulfill once again and This is my Father’s Earth. Gwen and Ken moved to Outlook in 1980 and loved their house and time there. Gwen joined the Conquest quilting group and spent many afternoons there, building beautiful quilts and new friendships. Gwen cherished to perform cards and her favourites had been bridge and crib. She would often tell new gamers that she cheats at crib, maybe to take the sting away from the participant who missing haha. She was so fired up when she finally received a ’29’ place hand in crib. She liked plenty of game titles of Scrabble and she savored carrying out crosswords each day and usually did them in ink! She also taught the grandkids lots of unique card games like, rummy, crib, fish (with real fish playing cards) and PIG, so substantially fun was had taking part in PIG. The issue that Gram beloved to do the most was golfing!! She loved the sport!! She claimed that for her it was like going to one more environment, a beautiful, inexperienced comforting entire world. She spent innumerable hrs at the Outlook Riverview Golfing Study course and relished all of her time there. She enjoyed heading to tournaments in other cities much too and conference new persons. She just about had a hole in one particular far too! Everybody was cheering for her and wishing that ball to go in but it just would not fall! She invested plenty of several hours understanding the sport, Golf courses, enjoying golfing, viewing golf, drawing photos of golfing, writing about golf, studying golfing, and she normally experienced her favorite gamers to cheer for! A single 12 months for Christmas, Gwen purchased a vacation to Las Vegas for Ken’s gift and they had a blast there and then went back lots of periods jointly and with Ron and Joan. On a person Vegas trip Gwen was lucky enough to be element of the gallery at a PGA match, she beloved golfing so substantially and it was these a fun day! There have been a pair of women visits with just her and Joan and there was so substantially guffawing more than the minimal (in some cases major) wins and the misadventures that they experienced! Gwen was not a lot of a gambler but she did appreciate Keno, the nickel slots and the sights and she cherished the Vegas spectacle. She as soon as created it onto the prime of one of the hotels to test out the view of the lights, she was not supposed to be up there and when she was located she did not get kicked out, she obtained a whole tour as a substitute! Gwen decided to get a pc in 1990, she uncovered how to use it all by herself and it was tough at occasions as she would combat for hours and hours with it and even named it “the Beast”, sometimes she would acquire and other moments the Beast would, oh how did she curse that issue some times! She expended a extended time corresponding with good friends and family members through e mail and also researched nearly anything that she observed intriguing at the time. She was a business believer that whenever is a excellent time to master something new! She was generally up for a little something and a person day her and Joan hopped in the vehicle and drove 5 hrs to Yorkton for lunch, for no other reason than that is where by she made a decision they must go! She might go out for a burger for supper or it’s possible a piece of pie, it failed to subject, she did what she wished! And I cherished that about her. Following Grandpa passed she turned even more impartial and liked to push her brown Cutlass with her Roughriders flag flying out the window! She would get her mail, a several groceries or drive out of town to see the crops. One particular of the most fantastic issues about Gram was her wit, her feeling of humour and her sass. She typically experienced a one particular-liner appear out when you the very least envisioned, often built you do a double get, a form of “did she just say what I believe she stated” haha. It was so superior and you did not have to be with her very long before you observed it. I assume it was mischief and viewing the response she could get and she could take it way too. If you had been able to sass her back again you would be rewarded with a smile, giggle and a large twinkle in her eye. Just one of her most favourite traces the very last handful of yrs was when you questioned her how she was and she would say “sharp as a tac!” and then she would pause and then say “but I failed to say which side”. So good! Gwen was normally looking for new factors to find out about and when she discovered some thing that fascinated her she went all in, she would analysis, history movies, browse and then she required to share it with others! A number of a long time back she produced scrap book albums for each of us. These are chock whole of info and things she discovered intriguing, like the several lifetime occasions and modifications in her life time and of program more golf guidelines!! She desired anyone to be in a position to get joy from hobbies like she did and usually inspired creative imagination and finding out. She instilled a lifelong enjoy of artwork in Leanne and taught her how to paint , was usually individual and would permit her paint no matter what picture she wished which was generally just chaos on a canvas. She constantly inspired her creativeness and motivated her to this day to attempt new matters and to keep learning! She was thrilled when Brian and Jacq’y got married and included fantastic grandsons Jaxtan, Brennan and Chase to the household and then to be wonderful terrific Gram when Brennan and Tayia had Nolan. Sheldon joined the family members when he and Leanne obtained married, she liked to tease him and teach him Crib approach from the get go but I never imagine he at any time did gain. She always asked Sheld if he required pineapple juice and every single time he reported no, sometimes she let him go without and other occasions he obtained a whole glass. Right up until 2019 Gram lived in her very own residence and then went into Prolonged Time period Care at Dimsmore, Elrose and eventually Outlook. She was dealt with perfectly by all of the team and even though COVID19 built it challenging to go to we built do and were ready to see her on the patio past slide and had visits via the window with cell telephones when we could and a lot of FaceTime visits too. Ideal of all was when we could have in space visits and game titles of crib. So lots of items remind us of Gram and they are the very little items that we try to remember most. She normally had a massive bag of marbles completely ready to be performed with and a putter nearby, just in scenario you desired to follow, or she assumed you must. She always experienced some tips like, keep a spending budget, ideas for an interview, techniques to hold a club and a favourite, don’t sweat the compact things! She experienced the grandkids keep in the summer season to take swimming lessons and there ended up innumerable journeys up and down the Snake Path to the pool. She produced best scrambled eggs, the crumbly kind, There was normally rice pudding in the fridge to share and juice! Constantly some kind of juice served in a minor plastic glasses from the 1950’s, she experienced the tiniest creating and utilised the lightest colored pens and pencils, her lawn constantly had prairie lilies, pansies and peonies and the finest perspective in town. There had been plenty of moments when we sat to check out fireworks from her entrance lawn. Gram often watched from the window to see you off and give you a wave as you pulled out of the driveway, each individual solitary time. Gwen is lovingly remembered by her spouse and children: daughter Joan and Ron Carlson (Macrorie SK) and their spouse and children, Leanne (Sheldon Dansereau) of Saskatoon Brian (Jacq’y) and family, Jaxtan, Chase (Kenzie), Brennan (Tayia) and great terrific grandson Nolan of Outlook daughter Shelby and Dennis Christopher of Delisle SK and their spouse and children, Trevor and Darla sister-in-law, Irene Nixon, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her spouse, Kennett H. Lee (1998) son David Lee (1972) sister, Margaret (Roger) Nefstead, brother, James “Jim” (Dorothy) Nixon, sister, Edna (Colin) Clarke, brother, Gordon Nixon and by her in-regulations, Roy (Norma) Lee, Margaret (Ed) Fessler, Verna Lee, Harriet (John) Wilson, Norman “Bunny” (Dixie) Lee, Mavis (Marvin) Roseth and by Ron’s mother and father, Arnold and Marie Carlson. Gwen handed away June 7, 2021 at the Outlook & District Health and fitness Centre at the age of 100 several years. Owing to Covid-19 limitations a personal graveside support was held on June 12, 2021 at Lake Coteau Cemetery, Macrorie SK. Pallbearers had been Brian, Leanne, Sheldon, Jaxtan, Brennan and Chase. Brian go through the eulogy and shared reminiscences of our a lot loved Mom and Gram. Musical picks were being: You might be My Ideal Good friend by Don Williams, Someplace About The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and Smile by Nat King Cole. Additional readings had been from Floyd Childerhose. We would like to understand Mom’s pals more than the several years who could not attend the assistance. Her fellow Golf, Bridge, Cribbage, artwork class, quilting and supper pals have been so extremely distinctive to her and Sheila Cole, for currently being there when she wanted you most. Every single just one of you have been so important to her and and loved in her existence! She was very special and will be forever missed. “If there at any time will come a day in which we can’t be jointly, keep me in your heart. I’ll remain there forever.” – W.T.Pooh. Memorial donations could be built to Outlook & District Well being Foundation or the Marcrorie Legion Department #239. Funeral preparations were being in treatment of Outlook Funeral Chapel 306-867-8255 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Released in The Outlook from Jul. 1 to Jul. 31, 2021.