We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mourning Glory Funeral Services
The family and friends of Lena are deeply saddened to announce her unexpected passing on August 29, 2021 at her home in Saskatoon at the age of 82. She was one of a kind. We will cherish her memories forever. Her many years working in Saskatoon were spent in the hospitality industry initially bartending at the Miami and Marigold restaurants and then later, for almost 30 years, at the Parktown Motor Hotel where she managed the lounge. Upon her retirement in 2004, Lena received a recognition award from the Saskatchewan Tourism and Education Council for her outstanding dedication to the development of professionalism in the workplace and industry. Despite her demanding career Lena always found time for her family and raising her two children, even those early morning hockey practices! She enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, people, gardening and cultures. One of her travel highlights was a trip to Beijing, the Great Wall of China and Hong Kong. She was predeceased by her father and mother Eino and Vieno Lindfors, brother Mikko Lindfors, husband Chuck and daughter Brenda. She is survived by her sister Liisa, son Peter, his wife Katie and three grandchildren Braden, CJ and Aliyah, the extended Woo and Mah family members in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver, her long time close friends of 50 years Rose (Doug) Denk, close friend of nearly 20 years Claudia Keewatin and the many lifetime acquaintances she made. Whomever Lena, met she always greeted them with a smile and positive attitude. After the Second World War, a determined teenager she left Finland to come to Canada alone for a “better life.” We thank Lena for making our lives better. Rest in peace Lena, we will miss you! After cremation, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of David Schurr – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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