Obituary: Loseth, Kathleen Elizabeth

Loseth, Kathleen

Loseth, Kathleen

Loseth, Kathleen Elizabeth
1930 — 2016

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Kathleen Elizabeth Loseth (nee Russell) of Saskatoon, peacefully passed away with her children at her side, at St. Paul’s Hospital. Born on July 24, 1930, in the Bladworth area, she was raised on a farm with her parents, Alexander and Jean Russell and older brothers, Grant and Calvin. At the age of 16 months, Kathleen (Kitty) contracted polio which throughout her life never slowed her down. In fact, it gave her strength and tremendous will power to accomplish anything she put her mind to. She ventured out to the big city of Saskatoon to attend Robertson Secretarial School in the early 50’s followed by work at Fish and Wildlife, Medical Services, Western Development Museum and for years helped with Vic’s business. She met Victor Loseth in Saskatoon and was married on May 24, 1955, where they resided all their lives. Blessed with two children, Richard and Lori, Kathleen was a very active participant and supporter of their various activities and lives. This support extended to her children’s spouses Janet Park (Richard) and Richard Frank (Lori) and her nieces Marilyn and Cheryl and their families. She was widowed in 1987 yet maintained the family home for over 20 years on her own until she moved to the Primrose Chateau where she lived until her passing. She thoroughly embraced the role of “Nannie” to Richard and Lori’s children beginning in 1991 with the birth of her only grandson, Christopher, and then in 1995 with the birth of her twin granddaughters, Brooklyn and Alexandra. She carried on the role of supporter, cheerleader and mentor in their lives and did so until the day of her death. Many of Kathleen’s friends are people that she met from all aspects of her life. She proudly cherished those lifelong friendships. Kathleen loved to laugh, play cards, shop, garden, cook and was a great listener. She was strong willed, a quality that served her well with her many health challenges over the years. She always held her family members and others in her life accountable and made us all better for it. Anyone that encountered mom over the years will recall a strong spirit, her twinkling eyes and big smile. Because of her physical disabilities, she excelled at being resourceful and a problem solver. She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Jean; father-in-law Halvor; husband Victor; brother Calvin and sister-in-law Eileen. She will be remembered as cheerful, remarkably strong and a loving daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandmother, and friend. If you were lucky enough to meet her, you will know what we mean. She will always be loved and never forgotten. A Funeral Service to celebrate all the good memories and her life will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to mail@saskatoonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home (244-5577).

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