Leona Albina Haney
February 20, 1933 – October 2, 2020
Leona Haney, late of Moose Mountain Lodge, Carlyle, Saskatchewan, passed away at Carlyle on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 87 years. Leona Haney ( Vaudry) (mom) enjoyed being surrounded by her family until the end on October 2, 2020.
Mom was born on Feb 20th 1933, in Ellice Manitoba to Lucienne (Lucy) and Henri Vaudry. She was one of 11 children. Lucy not only raised a large family, she also taught her children including Leona how to read and write in the sand . At age 7 Mom went to school, the oldest child in grade 1, went on to “skip a few grades” to be the youngest child in grade 3, thanks to Lucy’s tutoring. Discipline came easy as mom was schooled by the sisters at Convent in St. Lazare, Manitoba. Mom continued her schooling and went on to obtain her teaching certificate.
Lucy and Henri instilled the love of music to their children, most of the 11 children including mom, could play multiple instruments and sing. At any family gathering, there were always, guitars, violins, accordions, singing and dancing. One of her many accomplishments that she was enjoyed and was proud of, was belonging to a band in Manor called “Just US” playing the guitar, violin and singing. The group were asked to play in Regina at the Conexus Arts Centre. Mostly they played at various functions including volunteering at seniors home. At 86 she would say, i went to play at the old folks home and sang, not connecting herself to being old. She was active in these communities volunteering and being on the boards of a few agencies.
Leona got married at a young age of 20 to Joseph Haney and they had 8 children, 7 girls and 1 boy . We used to tease Wesley, that he was “Henri the 8th”. Mom’s legacy is that she left behind a large family that was very involved and cared about her.. Her extended family included many Grandchildren, great grandchildren and even lived to see 5 generations with a recent birth of a great great grandchild.
Leona is survived by her 6 living children, Josie Haney, Jacquie (Len) Young, Brenda (Brian) Haney, Simonne (Ray) Haney, Blanche (Gord) Parsons, Wesley Haney. She is preceded in death by 2 of her children, Joanne Berriault and Shanna Kish.
Services will be held in the summer of 2021 in Carlyle once we can properly gather and honor Leona in the way that she lived, surrounded by her large family and music.
If friends so wish, donations in memory of Leona may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home (Carlyle)
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Life Celebration will be held at a later date
Leona Albina Haney
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October 9, 2020
Our Condolences, We were close to Roy & Fern, so heard lots of his family esp Joe;s visits,, Prayers to you all,,,
October 8, 2020
Our sympathy to Leona's family. Did not know her well but she seemed such a nice lady when ever I saw her around town. Rest in Peace.