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Shirley Woodside

November 12, 2020

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Woodside, Shirley Maxine

March 29, 1937 - November 12, 2020

 

It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the passing of our beloved mom, grandma and great-grandma (GG). Mom passed away peacefully on November 12 after a short battle with brain cancer. We were privileged to nurse Mom at home surrounded by all her family until she left for her final resting place in heaven. Mom was born in Arelee, SK to John and Mary Reid, second youngest of 11 children. She completed her schooling in Perdue and then attended Teacher’s College in Saskatoon. She taught school in Wolford and then in Asquith where she met Dad (Charlie), the love of her life. They were married in April of 1960; her chosen teaching career changed to become a partner on the family dairy farm and then a mother of three. She worked hard by Dad’s side, kept a beautiful yard and large bountiful garden, and took pride in a pristine and welcoming home. The aroma of fresh baking always lingered in the air. Mom’s faith was a very important part of her life. She was member of the Asquith United Church where she taught Sunday School, led and sang in the choir, and was the coordinator of the annual fowl supper for over 30 years.

Mom recently sold her home and moved to Saskatoon where she became a member of the Mount Royal United Church where she was welcomed with open arms. Thanks to all her new friends there for checking in on her during her short illness. Mom was the ultimate “fan”, never missing her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, cross-stitched tablecloths (which we all treasure) and spent many an evening watching sports, be it the Jays, Leafs, or a good curling game. She did love her sports! Everyone who came in contact with Mom throughout her lifetime knows what a caring, compassionate, hard-working and humble woman she was. There was always a place at her table for a cup of tea, homemade cookie or cinnamon bun (which none of us have ever mastered). She was a wonderful role model and we look forward to carrying on her favourite family traditions.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Roberta (Kelly) Boldt, sons Earle (Sheriann) Woodside and Scott (Lisa) Woodside, granddaughters Karlee Boldt, Stacey (Bud) Howells, Jennifer (Ryan) Sadoway, Natalie (Brett) Baron, Kennedy Woodside; grandson Carter Woodside; great-grandchildren Nixon Howells, Emeri & Jett Sadoway, Ruby and Maggie Baron; sisters Bea Ward, Marg Adler, and Marlene (Bill) Swiderski. Lovingly remembered also by many nieces and nephews and close friends Bernice and Laureen.

Predeceased by Dad (Charlie); sisters Louise (Roy) Tuson, Hannah (Alec) Forsyth, Irene (Ernie) Friend; brothers Stuart (Mary) Reid, Sam (Bernice) Reid, Gordon and Gerald Reid; brothers-in-law Roy Adler and John Ward.

A celebration of Mom’s life will be announced in the spring/summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to Mount Royal Emmanuel United Church, 521 Vancouver Ave. N., Saskatoon SK S7L 4J8.

Our family would like to thank everyone who had a part in helping us through Mom’s final days. Arrangements in care of David Schurr – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.

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