Celebration of Life
Obituary of Adele "Brownie" Weppler
Clara Adele (Murdock) Weppler was born in Morse to Alex and Rachel (Richardson) Murdock on May 10 1926. Her Daddy named her Brownie early in life and she carried that name forever. Mom grew up in the hills of Glen Kerr and went to school at Lady Bank, finishing up with her grade eleven in Moose Jaw. Mom was very proud of her roots, growing up surrounded by loving parents and her brothers and sisters. Brownie was a creative dreamer dressing the part of a Hollywood star (that is what she told us). She loved to go to dances and at one of those dances she caught the eye of one of the boys in the Weppler band. Harold swept her off of her feet and she married the young man and moved to the Weppler farm north of Morse. She was thrown in to a farmer's life very quickly and learning so much on the go as she always said her big sister Izzie did most of the cooking, cleaning when she was growing up. Mom loved being surrounded by her brothers and sisters throughout her life with Jack, Bobby, Izzie and Barbara living in the area with Harry and Mary heading east to Ontario. Several Christmas's and New Year’s were spent going back and forth to each other’s homes. Wonderful memories and great times. Mom and Dad were blessed to have five wonderful children during their life which meant adding on to the little house 3 times to fit everyone in. Three years after Joan was born they moved across the road to a new house. Mom loved having her brother Jack design and build the interior of the house. The kitchen is still a show of craftsmanship. As the children grew up Mom became more involved in community groups. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Royal Purple, local library President, and is a Charter Member of the Morse Museum. These groups meant so much to Mom and she was so proud to be affiliated with each and every one. While raising a large family and being busy on the farm she was able to become a Worthy Matron in the Eastern Star and an Honoured Royal Lady in the Royal Purple. A distinction that allowed Mom to travel around the province and meet people that became very good friends throughout her life. Over the years Mom developed her creative skills to become an accomplished artist. Numerous friends and relatives became proud owners of Brownie's artwork. A highlight being a show at the Morse Museum featuring her artistry and her brother Bob's wood creations. The Morse Museum became Mom's focus during a very difficult time in her life. The Museum Ladies gathered around her and supported her during this time. They were also there for her after Dad died in 1999 and Cameron in 2004. Our family will always be grateful to the Museum Ladies for the friendship they shared with Mom. Mom was a very strong person and her strength was never more evident than in 2004 when not only was she dealing with quadruple bypass surgery she lost her son Cameron. She was devastated with Cameron's loss and she was not sure she wanted to carry on with the farm. Decision was made to try for two years and we managed to see through our grief and make a go of it. Joan and Brownie could be found going to farm shows and information sessions several times those first few years. Brownie also loved to travel going to Ottawa on Canada Day, Ireland twice with her girls, Boston, Las Vegas, and her last big trip to Newfoundland and Toronto. She loved to try new things - Guinness in Ireland, Screech in Newfoundland. She was a proud Irish girl, who in her late 80's would still appear in the Morse bar on St. Pattie's Day dressed up like a leprechaun. She was indeed a mischievous elf. Mom remained a veracious reader, loved to crochet and most certainly held the record for the world's best fried chicken. She was an incredibly proud Canadian who loved her country, the Royal family and was an avid fan of the Sask. Riders and Toronto Blue Jays! Mom was able to stay in her little house in Morse until she was 88 and could still be seen driving her '79 Blue Ford pick up around town or her fancy little red car up until that time. She spent some time in Herbert and eventually settled into Cypress House in Swift Current where she was treated with love and care. This made her niece Lesley (Murdock) Kowbel very happy as she had her Aunty close. Our family could never have imagined how important that friendship was to Mother. Lesley you are a blessing and made her 4 years there so much fun with shopping, tea parties and coloring with Bretta. Lesley always was able to get a smile out of Aunty no matter how she was feeling. Mom had several falls during those four years but always came out saying "I'm not done here." Mom was predeceased by her husband Harold, her son Cameron, siblings Jack, Dave at age 15 years, Izzie (Curry), Harry and Bob, Mary (Slumskie). She is survived by her children Ross (Lorna), Earl (Gloria), Kate (Gary) Anderson and Joan (Keith) Hart. Her grandchildren Kurt ( Barbie), Cory ( Sarah), Troy( Lacey), Virginia ( Shawn), Eric ( Jennifer) and Mary ( Nick) and great-granddaughter Genie (Kurt and Barbie). Also survived by her sister Barbara (Gordon) Fech and her sister in law Beatrice (Jack) Murdock. The family would like to thank Brian Penner and staff at Cypress House in Swift Current for making Mom's years there so joyful. It was hard for Mom to leave her little house in Morse but you made her feel like that was her home. Donations and Memorials to Morse Museum, Morse Saskatchewan S0H 3C0. The family will be having a celebration of Brownie's wonderful life in June 2019 at the Weppler family farm north of Morse. In living memory of Brownie, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca and www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.
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