Ross Funeral Service


Mrs. Loretta Spies

July 15, 1925February 5, 2021

Loretta Spies On February 5th, 2020, Loretta Spies passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Grasslands Health Centre in Rockglen, SK. Loretta Spies (nee Weisgerber) was born in Vibank, SK on July 15th, 1925. She grew up in the Diamond Stone district. After high school she went to Moose Jaw to Normal school and received a teaching certificate and taught school for three years. She married Paul Spies April 20th, 1948 in Christ the King parish in Fife Lake, SK. They raised five children Douglas, Lorne, Allen, Michael and Louise. They farmed in the Wheat Bench area south of Rockglen until moving to Rockglen in 1971. In 1974 she worked for Dr. Unarket as a receptionist and worked for him for the next seventeen years. Paul and Loretta moved into The Rolling Hills Lodge in 2006. Paul passed away in November of 2007; Loretta continued to live at the Lodge until December 2019 when she moved into the Grasslands Health Centre where she remained until her passing. Loretta enjoyed the company of her family and friends, she was a member of the C.W.L for over 50 years and held many executive positions locally. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and loved her garden. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren participating in baseball, curling, hockey and gym sports. She bowled for some years and enjoyed socializing over a cup of coffee. Loretta is predeceased by her parents George and Therese Weisgerber, husband Paul, four brothers, six sisters, four infant siblings, four sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law and grandson Derek Spies. She is survived by her children: Douglas (Lyla Kuan), Lorne, Allen (Darcy Mattson), Michael (Louise Gagnon), Louise (Keith Koller); her grandchildren Amy (Jerome Frechette), Brandy (Trinity Fisher), Brett (Lisa Schmidt), Loren (Cam Schafer) and Emily Koller; her great-grandchildren Elize and Dominic Frechette, and Kadence and Karys Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm and Funeral Mass celebrated Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm, both services held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Rockglen, SK. Father Clement Amofah celebrant. Interment to follow at St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. Masses may be said or donations may be made to the Rockglen Health Care Auxiliary Memorial Fund for the Grasslands Health Centre, Box 338, Rockglen, S0H 3R0. Expressions of sympathy for the Spies family may be shared at Livestream available - facebook livestream, click on the link a few minutes prior to 2:00 pm. We are attempting permission to play selected CD selections, please be aware the music may be muted during the service


  • Funeral Mass (private service due to current health situation)

    Friday, February 12, 2021


  • Prayer Service (private service due to current health situation with streaming)

    Thursday, February 11, 2021



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Linda Stewart

March 5, 2021

I don't think I ever saw this sweet lady not smiling. Deepest sympathy to the families.

Maryann Yorgam

February 16, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Loretta,s family and Weisgerber families. Birthday times at the lodge Loretta would be their with her wonderful smile and chat with you. I was one of her students when she taught at Wheat Bench School. Thanks for sharing the video of her funeral mass so we could be there in spirit. May her soul rest in her heavenly home God bless you all.

Nellie Schafer

February 13, 2021

A wonderful friend and raised a great family. My sincere condolences to you all. Nellie Schafer

Phyllis and Ken Ridgway

February 12, 2021

We enjoyed watching the service. We have many fond memories of Aunt Loretta. Blessings to all!

Orlin Mielke

February 9, 2021

My condolences to the Spies and Weisgerber families. I will always remember Loretta for her kind, gentle nature, and her smile that she gave everytime she seen you. Hugs to all.

Dr. Bhiku Unarket

February 8, 2021

Loretta Spies was a lovely lady who worked in my clinic for many years . She worked hard and was very polite and efficient . I liked her work and was punctual . All my patients liked her .
My condolences to the family .

Indira :- Mrs . Spies was a wonderful person . We all liked her very much .
I am glad I talked to her about 2 weeks ago after a long time ..
Our condolences to the family . May her soul Rest In Peace .

Joanne McKee

February 8, 2021

I would visit Loretta in the lodge and grasslands. She was a very kind loving person. She will be missed . Our sincere condolences go out to all the family. Tom and Joanne

Alan & Leanne Kwasnicki

February 8, 2021

My Deepest condolences to all the family, Loretta was such a nice lady. Always seemed to have a smile on her face and loved life to the fullest. May the Lord comfort you all in your loss of such a kind soul. She will be missed by all that knew her.

John/Maureen Sabourin

February 8, 2021

Our condolences to the Spies and Weisgerber families . She was a kind and thoughtful woman with a sense of humor. We always enjoyed visiting her and playing music for her when we could. Another angel in heaven who will be missed.

Glenn & Cheryl Giraudier

February 8, 2021

Sincere Condolences to Aunt Loretta’s family ❤️ We will remember her with fondness