Ethel Wilkins

Obituary of Ethel Wilkins

Ethel Wilkins passed away July 13, 2020 at Providence Place, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, at the age of 96 years. She received her education at Sweet Briar School in Watrous district. Ethel married Harold Wilkins of the Darmody district on November 16, 1943, at the Manse of St. Andews Church. Ethel was always a very social person. Living on the farm she was a member of the local social club. She loved to sing, yodel and play piano and guitar for old time dances at the Darmody Hall. Playing cards and games with family and friends was a favorite pastime. Any time she could spend with any of her family was treasured. A passing wave from a great-grandson or a letter from a granddaughter would make her day. Ethel and Harold farmed for 32 years and moved to Moose Jaw in 1975. She worked at the Moose Jaw Park Lodge Motel as pastry cook until she retired. Harold and Ethel belonged to the Moose Jaw Campers Club with their motorhome and travelled extensively, making one major trip to the USA and many shorter trips. They also vacationed in Hawaii. They lived in Rosewood apartments for 19 years. She lived in Crescent Park Retirement Villa for a few years, until she went to Providence Place. She is predeceased by her husband, Harold in April 2008; and her siblings, Alfred, Eva, Florence, Gladys, Johnny, Eileen and Maurice; her son-in-law, Larry; her great grandchildren, Emily, Sophie, and May. Ethel leaves to mourn her, son Larry (Sheran) Wilkins – Saskatoon; her daughters, Marilyn Forbes (Clem)- Moose Jaw and Cathy (Don) McClain- Kamloops; her grandchildren, Dana (Cara) Wilkins- Regina, Tracey (Rick) Gardner- Morlach, Todd (Audra) Forbes-Moose Jaw, Tanya (Dwayne) Nizinkevich – Shields, Blackstrap, Angela (Brandon) Nitschke – Sorrento, Amy (Ryan) Anderson, Alicia McClain – Kamloops; her great-grandchildren: Jamie Wilkins, Dayna Wilkins, Hannah Wilkins, Evan Nizinkevich, Ethan (Erin) Gardner, Tayler Gardner, Justin Morash, Andrew Forbes, Brendan Forbes, Violet Nitschke, and Odessa Anderson; and her one great-great-grandson Greyson Forbes. A Private Graveside Service will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Pastor Marvin Seaborg will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made out to Providence Place Foundation, 100 2nd Avenue NE., Moose Jaw, S6H 1B8. In living memory of Ethel, a memorial planting will be made by Jones - Parkview Funeral Services. Blake Seebach - Funeral Director
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