Arlene "Vel" Heselwood

January 8, 2019

Heselwood, Arlene Velma (Vel)

September 2, 1931 – January 8, 2019


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Vel Heselwood announces her passing on January 8, 2019 at the age of 87 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her husband Ted, her parents Keith and Helen, brothers William and Robert and sister Maurita. Left to cherish her memory are her children Bev (Keith), Paul (Donna), grandchildren Meghan, Kendra (Cote), Tanys, her beloved great grandsons Broden, Gavin, and Brandt, her sister Eunice, and other family members. Vel left the workforce to raise and care for her children leaving her time to be involved in many activities. These included politics, bowling and church. She also enjoyed crosswords and was willing to challenge anyone to a game of crib or scrabble. She and Ted made it a priority to attend the many activities of their children, always cheering them on. They also enjoyed attending the activities of their granddaughters and most recently she enjoyed watching videos of her great grandsons. Family was everything to Mom and she was extremely proud of all of us and of the home that she and Ted created. Mom was able to live in the family home on Dalhousie until a few years ago when she moved into a seniors home. She always had the door open to many over the years, she was especially proud of being able to help whenever she could. It brought great joy to her knowing that Kendra and her family were able to move into the house and continue that legacy. Her determination and spirit will be missed by anyone who had the opportunity to meet her. The family would like to thank those as St. Paul’s Hospital, particularly the Palliative Care Unit, who looked after Mom with such care and compassion. A Celebration of Mom’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St.) in Saskatoon with Rev. Brian Maitland officiating. The Interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Shriner’s Hospital for Sick Children. Arrangements in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200. 

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