Passed on: June 16th, 2012
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Pauline, beloved wife of Geoffrey for over 61 years, predeceased by her son Roy (1988). Loving mother of Paula LaFontaine of Regina, SK, Doug (Dee LeCerf) of Salmon Arm, BC, Ron (Denise VanAmerongen) of Cranbrook, BC, Norman (Janice) of Elkford, BC. Her memory will be cherished by her 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her sister Terry Nagy and brothers Paul Leblanc and Claude Leblanc. Pauline was born on a farm near Domremy, SK, to Emil and Lillian Leblanc on August 26th, 1932. She was the second of 5 children. She grew up working in her mother’s general store in Kilwinning, SK, and captivated the heart of her soul mate Geoffrey Hayward at a Saturday night dance. The couple was married in Prince Albert, SK, on October 25th, 1950, and after a 5 month honeymoon in Victoria, BC, began their family on Geoffrey’s father’s farm. They farmed together for a few years before moving to Moose Jaw in 1956 where Geoffrey worked for the CPR and Pauline began a rich and rewarding career working as a nurse’s aid at St. Anthony’s Home, where her skills as a seamstress and dietary aid were also utilized. After 38 years of diligent service, she retired in 1995. She enjoyed photography and traveling to be with family and spending many evenings playing card games with friends, but she will be remembered by most as the family hostess, as she so loved to accommodate friends and family members when they were traveling to or through Moose Jaw. Friends and family are invited to a Service of Remembrance at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd 2012 at Parkview Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Carley officiating. Blair Scott & Kelly Cameron, Funeral Directors.