Obituary: English, Sonja

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Sonja Helen English (nee Opseth), aged 81, passed away on Nov. 9, 2016 after a brief struggle with cancer.

Sonja is lovingly remembered by her husband Wes; son Robert English (Marika), their children Adam (Miranda), grandson Garrett, and Christina; daughter Gina Martinson (Iver) and their children Ashley (Chris) and Spencer (Kristine).

Sonja was born Oct. 22, 1935 in Birch Hills, Sask., to Sophie and Trygve Opseth. She did her schooling in Birch Hills and LCBI Outlook before marrying Wesley English in 1954.

Together they built their home and their family in Hanley, Sask. It was there Sonja worked for the post office, Red and White store and library. She was a member of the Royal Purple, an active member of the Hanley Lutheran Church, a sewer, bingo goer, and enjoyed tending her garden.

She was loved and will be missed by her extended family members and friends.

A funeral service was held at the Hanley Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements were in care of Hanson’s Funeral Home of Davidson.

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