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Bert Wait

Bert Wait

Born In: Birch Hills
Born: August 18th, 1936

Passed in: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: November 10th, 2018

Bert Reuben Wait
August 18, 1936 – November 10, 2018
Bert R Wait, late of Birch Hills, SK, passed away in his sleep at Victoria Union Hospital on November 10th, 2018, at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his children: Bruce (Terry), Susan and Neal (Kerri); his grand-children: Tanya (Jaesen), Amber (Jordan), Aelyssa, Bailey, Marcus and Daniel; his great-grand-children: Keegen, Kadence and Lawsyn; his brother: Dan (Irene); his sister: Florence Sinclair; his sister-in-law: Lucille (Walter) Bachek; his brother-in-law: Dennis Tienkamp; extended family: Jack Arp, Val (John) and family and Nancy; numerous nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbours. Bert was born in Birch Hills, SK, on August 18, 1936, second child to Ernest and Maggie Wait of Fenton, SK. Bert grew up on the farm and attended school at Heatherdell, then finished grade twelve at the Birch Hills School. Bert and Leona Tienkamp were married in 1959 and had four children over the next six years. They raised cattle and grain farmed for several years with the cattle farming ending in the early eighties. He was a farmer through and through and continued as Chief Swather Master till the fall of 2017 at the age of 81 years. Through his years he was involved in baseball, curling, card playing, local Co-op Board of Directors, teasing, joking and coffee shop talking! Bert enjoyed time spent with his children and their families. He was a fun loving man that always had candy in the cupboard and goodies in the freezer. Besides farming the land Bert loved to garden; vegetables, pumpkins and flowers made him happy and he also enjoyed to spend as much time as possible outdoors doing whatever he could find to do. Bert was predeceased by his wife, Leona; his infant daughter, Ellen; his granddaughters, Jennifer and Angela; his parents, Ernest and Elizabeth ‘Maggie’; his in-laws, Elzo and Louise Tienkamp. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 16th,2018 at Lake Park Baptist Church, Highway 3, four miles north of Birch Hills SK with Pastor Matthew Teigrob officiating. Donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Birchview Auxiliary, #3 Wilson Street, Birch Hills SK. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium. Brian and Bev Stobbs, Renée Phaneuf - Funeral Directors. www.MacKenzieChapel.ca 306.763.8488




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