Garnet Forreiter

May 8, 2018

FORREITER, Garnet Donald

December 11, 1959—May 8, 2018


With his loving family by his side Garnet passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born to Joan and Herbert Forreiter and was raised along with his siblings on the family farm east of Saskatoon. His appreciation and respect for the farm life easily transitioned into a lifelong career of farming grain and cattle. He had a passion for working with cattle and after completing high school he often found work at many of the purebred cattle shows and sales where he made many lifelong friends. He was a familiar face working sales at the Saskatoon Auction Mart. He also worked at PBR Auctions for many years while still farming. With his easy going manner, smile, and willingness to help get the job done he made friends everywhere he went. He was a 4H Club volunteer for many years and sat on the regional 4H show committee along with the regional steer sale and worked the sale ring for many years. Farming alongside his brother Byron they rarely went a day without talking and planning what to do next; they weren’t just brother’s they were the greatest of friends. Garnet’s love of his family was most important to him. In June he would have celebrated 39 years of marriage with the love of his life Dorothy. He was so proud of their 3 daughters and sons-in-law. All of “his girls” shared a love and respect for cattle and agriculture, often working beside him after school and during the summer holidays. When his girls were not available for any reason his nephew Jonathon was always ready, willing, and happy to work with his uncle Garnet. But nothing compared to becoming a grandpa. “Papa G” was a title that he wore with an abundance of love and pride, he could always be counted on to have some chips and dip or chocolates on hand along with many hugs and kisses. Over the years as a family we were blessed to share many wonderful memories with him; particularly special to him were the fishing trips with his father-in-law and sons-in-law and his trips to Cuba with family. Left to love and remember him are his wife Dorothy (Dorrie); daughters Christina (Bill) Nelson, Angela (Garth) Rancier and Gillian (Joel) Pochipinski; grandchildren Kade and Abby Rancier; Carsyn and Easton Pochipinski; brothers Garry and Byron (Verna) Forreiter; nephew Jonathon (Michelle); sister Debbie (Lenard) Cummins; in-laws Gordon and Mary-Jane Johnson; sisters-in-law Louise (Kevin) Stadnyk and Becky (Drew) Strang; brothers-in-law Ian (Noella) Johnson, Warren (Corinne) Johnson and Ted (Lisa) Johnson; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Herb and Joan Forreiter; infant brother Dale Forreiter; and infant daughter Laura Forreiter. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Church (454 Egbert Ave.) in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The family would like to thank all our family and friends for the overwhelming support that we have received this past year. Arrangements in care of Chelsea Krentz – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.

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