29 December, 1928 – 29 March, 2021
With heavy hearts, the family of Eva Mazenc announces her passing on March 29, 2021 at the age of 92 after a brief, hard-fought battle with cancer. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Jean “John” Mazenc; parents, Madeleine and Jean Deshors; brother, Joseph (Marguerite) Deshors; son in law, Mike Doud and granddaughter, Angele Doud.
Eva is survived by her daughter, Jocelyne Mazenc of Radville, SK; daughter, Jacqueline (Al Schwartz) of Regina, SK and son, Paul (Joanne) Mazenc of Radville, SK.
Also left to cherish her memory are 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren – Jeff (Brenda) Doud and their children, Kaleigh, Teaghan, Keaton and Reace; Chance Doud; Alison Gerencser and her children, Alexis and Cassidy; David (Jessie) Ell-Schwartz and their children, Ben and Lily; Kelly Schwartz (Devlin Williams); Keith (Melissa) Mazenc and their children, Ethan and Emily; Lisa (Devin) VandeSype and their children, Jacob, Wyatt and Hailey; Stacy (Brandon) Prestie and their children, Zac, Amber and Chase as well as other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.
Born and raised in the town of Radville, Saskatchewan, Eva attended St. Olivier School. She learned to play the piano and was a member of the Girl Guides. She enjoyed skating with her friends and nature walks through the countryside with her father. Eva married John Mazenc in 1948 and made a major transition from town to farm life. She embraced the farm lifestyle which kept her constantly busy raising her family, planting huge gardens, growing fruit trees, raising turkeys and chickens, canning and trucking alongside her husband. She became an excellent seamstress, sewing clothes for herself and her children. She was active in the Lacadia community as an organist at St. Collette Church and as a member of the CWL and Co-op Ladies Guild. She enjoyed playing softball, curling, bowling, cards, rug-hooking and socializing with neighbours. In the late 1970’s, John and Eva began touring the United States in a motor home, including Mesa and Arizona for the winter months. After John’s passing, Eva continued travelling to Mesa, spending some 35 plus years in total as a snowbird. Trips to France, Alaska and the Maritimes were also memorable.
Eva was a lifelong learner, willing to dive into and embrace any new activity with energy and enthusiasm. She developed skills in everything from cooking, baking and gardening to upholstery, carpentry, furniture restoration and landscaping. During her senior years, Eva was an active member of the Radville Senior Citizen’s Club. Volunteering at the Marian Home, delivering “Meals On Wheels,” caring for her new cat, Petou and going for daily walks in town with neighbours kept her busy. Never idle, Eva took pride in shoveling her own walk and driveway as well as raking many, many bags of leaves well into her nineties. Being surrounded by her many friends and growing family was Eva’s greatest joy. Summer camping trips with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were greatly anticipated. She relished hosting family dinners, filling her house with both family and friends. Eva loved life and lived hers to its fullest.
A Private Family Graveside Interment will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Radville~Laurier Cemetery, Radville, Saskatchewan with Father Thuy Nguyen presiding.
In accordance with Provincial guidelines regarding Covid-19 protocols, we are permitted no more than 30 attendees at the service. To join our livestream service, please log in to the “Fletcher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services” Facebook page just prior to the start time.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated once gathering restrictions are lifted.
Donations in memory of Eva may be made to The Radville Senior’s Club, Telemiracle or Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.
A Private Family Graveside Service & Interment will take place at Radville~Laurier Cemetery, Radville, Saskatchewan.
Friday, 9 April , 2021
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10 April 2021
Jocelyn, so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I know this is a hard time for you and your siblings. You will have many loving memories to carry you through those hard times. God bless!
9 April 2021
An old Deshors family pic ...
Dad, Aunty Eva, Grandpa Deshors and Gene Deshors
9 April 2021
Jocelyn, Jackie, Paul and families ....
Wow ! Memories come flooding back to me .... visits to farm, so much fun for me, the barn, the animals, big farm suppers ...I didn’t see that part of farming ... living in town ! Visits to Grandma Deshors with our other cousins ... we got to dress up but remember.... mind your manners !
Aunty Eva was always there smiling, laughing and happy !
She maybe gone but she will always be there with you .... my Mom is ! Something always reminds me .... even my hands look like Mom’s did ! Lol ! Aunty Eva will always be there with you too !
Aunty Eva lived her life !
Bless you all ... 💕
9 April 2021
Eva Mazenc family: Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May all the warm and special memories you shared with Eva stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead. So many memories growing up beside you on the farm. God Bless you All!!!!!!!!!! Dave and Helene Woitas
Vince & Mona Bouchard
5 April 2021
Our Deepest Sympathy Jocelyn
3 April 2021
Eva was a great lady with a heart of gold.When we moved to Radville she soon welcomed us into her family circle,always popping over with something delicious she had baked and willing to give a helping hand,we shared many precious moments.I will miss all the card party’s and good meals.My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Joselyn, Jackie,Paul and their family’s,she will be missed by us all
3 April 2021
My deepest condolences to you Jocelyn!!! I am sure you and your family have some wonderful memories; hold onto them.
Fred and Cindy Morrice
2 April 2021
Sending condolences to Jocelyn , Paul and Joanne and all the Mazenc family. Hard enough to lose a mother but at covid times so different, friends and extended family would like to support you . Thinking of you. Take care.
2 April 2021
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom Jocelyn. May she rest in peace. Condelences to the rest of your family as well.
1 April 2021
Jocelyne, Jackie ,Paul and all of your families we would like to express our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom . Aunty Eva was always such a kind and caring lady and will be missed . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to all . Lots of love Stacey and Greg
1 April 2021
Jocelyn, Jackie , Paul and families :
A Mother / Grandmother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory ...... my prayers are with you and your families at this time. She was a wonderful aunt to me and I will miss her dearly. Hugs to you all