Dobmeier, Sr. Regina
It pleased God to call our dear Sister Regina to her heavenly home on October 21, 2019 when she died at Samaritan Place after several months illness. Sr. Regina Dobmeier, baptised Cecilia Rose Elizabeth, was born on April 14, 1927 in Pilger, SK. to Elizabeth (Worms) and Adam Dobmeier and grew up the oldest girl in a family of 7 sisters and 6 brothers. As the oldest girl, she was a great help to her mother in the home but since the next three children were girls, Cecilia worked out of the home to help with family finances already as a teen. At 18 Cecilia worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Humboldt where she was attracted to the life of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth. She entered the convent of the Sisters in Humboldt at 19 receiving the name Sr. Regina when being accepted into the Novitiate and receiving the religious garb. On Oct. 16, 1948 she professed temporary religious vows and perpetual vows in 1951. She served the community in St. Peter’s College Muenster washing and mending students and monks laundry, St. Ann’s Home, Saskatoon working as an aid, St. Elizabeth Hospital in charge of housekeeping for 10 years and President of the Housekeepers of Sask. for three years, St. Joseph Hospital as relief, and from 1969 to 2012 at St. Elizabeth Convent in charge of housekeeping, landscaping, yard work, gardening and for one term as local superior. Sr. Regina had a hand in planting the hundreds of trees and shrubs on the convent grounds, planting and cutting lawns, preparing the flower and vegetable gardens in spring and fall and she loved chauffeuring the Sisters to vacations, family celebrations and appointments in the city. As an adult she received her grade XII certificate, studied music and continued her religious studies taking short courses in Muenster, Notre Dame University Nelson, B.C, St. Paul’s University Ottawa, ON, and in Windsor, ON. We remember Sister Regina as fun loving, a person of wit and wry humour which was still evident in her last days, very hard working and able to do whatever task was put before her. She was known in the community as Jack-of- all-trades who preferred a hammer and saw to handwork. She enjoyed working with electronics, with the boilers and doing carpentry. She loved playing cards and was most devoted to the Sisters in community. Left to mourn her loss are The Sisters of St. Elizabeth; brothers Raymond and Sylvester; sisters Sr. Philomena, Margaret Clendanan, Bertha Szautner and Veronica Horacki; sisters-in-law Katie Dobmeier, Donna Dobmeier and Loretta Dobmeier; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sr. Regina was predeceased by her parents Adam and Elizabeth, her brothers Martin, Herman, Andrew, and Tony; her sisters Frances Masse, Marie Dobmeier and Loretta Harms; brothers-in-law Pete Harms, John Masse, Stefan Horachi, and Ken Szautner; her sisters-in-law Rose and Maude. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Philip Neri Parish (1902 Munroe Ave. S.) in Saskatoon with Abott Peter Novecosky, OSB as Celebrant. The Rite of Committal will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Humboldt, SK. Arrangements in care of Chelsea Krentz – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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