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Elizabeth Agnes Wandler

March 2, 1924 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 97)

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Elizabeth Wandler (1924 – 2021)

Mom would frequently reminisce about going to dances with her brothers. Thought they were very young they had their own band.  She would also recall going to Wilkie Saturday nights to go to the movies.

Some not so fun things that she had to do were, helping her father and brothers with stooking and threshing.  Mom was older that her brothers so she had her own team of horses.

Mom & dad were married April 29, 1946, the same day as her sister Agnes and dad’s brother Phillip; after the boys were discharged from the army.  The reception was at Mom’s parent’s house and they did all the cooking themselves.  They fed people from the day before the wedding to the day after.  They didn’t even get to share a bed with their new husbands because they had so much company.

Mom & dad bought a farm west of Cando and mom helped dad with the harvest, milking the cows, raising pigs and chickens, selling cream, eggs and butter.

They had six daughters; Linda was born April 1947, Dorothy January 1950, Rose June 1951, Lorraine May 1954, Doreen December 1955 and Josie October 1962.  She loved all her grandchildren but the boys were special to her as she did not have any of her own; we each had some boys.

Dad’s brother Frank (Ina) had a farm ½ a mile away and brother Phillip (Agnes) were a mile away. It was nice having cousins close by.  The one room school, Grades 1-8, was across the road from us.  Mom & dad did janitorial work there.  When us kids were older, we had to stay after school to sweep the floors.  The teachers used to board at our place until a teacherage was secured for them.

All the Wandlers moved out of the area in the late fifties and sixties.  Mom and dad were the last to move in 1968 when they moved to Wilkie.  Dad worked for the R.M. and mom rented out rooms in the basement, she also did house cleaning, painting and baby setting for other people.  In the eighties they bought a smaller house.

Dad passed away in 1995.  Mom kept up the yard and garden for a few years.  In 2001, she moved to the Saint Annes Senior Villa in Saskatoon and in 2020 she moved to a private care home.  By this time, she was suffering from dementia.

Mom was a CWL member for many years and was in the church choir.  Mom loved country music and her and dad saw many artists at Craven.

Her & dad went on many trips over the years including most of the United States and Canada.

Elizabeth Wandler
March 2, 1924 – August 25, 2021

Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her family…
Daughter: Linda (David) Fouhy, their family {Shawn (Becky), Chase (Becca), Kelsie (John)} - {Kari (Curtis), Courtney (Justin) and Autumn, Caitlyn (Ryan)} - {Tania and family Paige and Nate}.

Daughter: Dorothy (John) Wolchak and their children - {Melissa (Trevor) and their family

Adrianna, Zachary} - Jeff and Kara

Daughter: Rose (Dave) Dykes and their family {Jodi (Shane)and their children (Kelvin, Brooklyn,

Jasmine}

 

Daughter: Lorraine (Tim) Murphy and their family {Kimberly (Chris) and their children Keeley

and Heyden} - Chris, Andrea (Kyle)

 

Daughter: Doreen (Clint) Fyke and their family {Nathan (Toni) and family Alice and Eloise} -

Nena (Jared)

Son-in-law John Nobel, and family Adam (Lauren)

Sisters: Maggie Nestman, brother Adam (Iris) Keller, sister-in-law Faye Keller and Doreen Keller.

 

Predeceased by: her husband Adam Wandler, daughter Josie Nobel and grandson Jason

Dykes.

Parents, Edward & Johanna Keller, sister Agnes Wandler, brothers, Anton, Joe, Ed,

Wendy and Ralph. Brothers-in-laws: Henry Nestman, Phillip Wandler, sisters-in-law: Phyllis & Teo Keller

In-Laws: Katie (Joe) Weber, Rose (Frank) Weber, Lotwina (Pete) Lindaman, Frank (Ina)

Wandler, Jake (Katie) Wandler

Parents in-law Floretine and Joe Wandler, brother Anton and sister Veronica

Donations can be made in memory of Elizabeth to the Saskatchewan Alzheimer Society.

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Services

Memorial Service
Wednesday
September 1, 2021

11:00 AM
St. James Roman Catholic Church
612 1st Street W
Wilkie, SK S0K 4W0

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