Obituary: Markus, Lucille

Lucille Markus

Lucille Markus

Lucille Markus (McDonell) was born on October 7, 1928. She passed away with her daughter, Sharon and her Health Centre family by her side on March 10, 2016.

She was predeceased by her husband, Al; her daughter, Terry; parents and two brothers.

Lucille is survived by her loving family: daughters, Sharon (Lorne Riecken) and Connie (Eugene Rudy); son, Paul (Debbie); son-in-law, George Bessey; and grandchildren, Tracey (Cory) Uhrich, Dana Bergerman, Greg Bessey, Lori (Gary) O’Brien, Beverly (Wayne) Lamb, Rochelle Riecken (Kevin), Ericson Markus (Farin), and Jenna Markus.

She also leaves to mourn: 15 great-grandchildren, of whom she was so proud; sisters, Jean (Gord) Permaine, Mardy Hopper; sisters-in-law, Sheila and Shirley McDonell; special cousins, Phoebe Fombeur and Keith and Sheila Hawkins; along with many friends old and new.

Lucille was born on her family farm near Grenfell, Saskatchewan, moving north to Aylsham, Sask. in 1940 where she completed her Grade 12 and where she met and married Al Markus.

In 1952, the family moved to Davidson where Al became partsman for Fred Gatzske. In 1955, Al partnered in building and operating the Massey Ferguson and Chrysler dealerships, and Lucille worked in the ‘Dry Goods’ department of the local Co-op. She was an avid curler, golfer and volunteered for these as well as C.G.I.T. and United Church Sunday School. Lucille and Al raised four children, Teresa, Sharon, Constance and Paul.

In 1965, the family moved to Carrot River, Sask. where Lucille helped on the farm and worked as a nurse’s aid at the hospital. Later, she purchased Jo’s Jeans in Nipawin and worked there until her retirement.

Lucille and Al spent their summers in Nipawin and their winters in Utah and B.C., until 2008 when health issues brought them full circle, back to Davidson.

Burial will be at the Aylsham Cemetery on Saturday, May 21st, at 2 p.m.

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