OBITUARY

Florence M. Gerein

April 30, 1927June 23, 2020

Florence Margaret Gerein, of Vibank Sk., passed away peacefully at the age of 93 of Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Facility. Florence was born on April 30, 1927 to Christian and Caroline Young. She grew up on the family farm with 10 other siblings near Vibank and moved into town after her marriage to Jacob (Jack) Gerein in 1946. She was married to Jack until his passing in 1990. Mom was most known as a loving mother of 14 children. She had a passion for gardening and had the most beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She tended to her gardens with loving care and could not wait until each spring arrived! Mom also had a love for cooking and baking and passed on her cooking talents to all of us. Saturday was baking day. Every spot in the kitchen was filled with homemade bread, buns, donuts and cinnamon buns. Sheets were even laid on the beds for homemade noodles to dry. Every school day Mom had a warm meal waiting for us when we came home from school for lunch. Between raising kids, cooking, laundry, gardening, canning, housekeeping, recycling, sewing, volunteering in the community and being a loving wife, she still had time to always be there for us. Mom loved playing cards and was always up for a game. She attended many cribbage tournaments in Vibank and surrounding area. Her incredibly strong faith lead her through some tough times in her life and she was very devoted to her faith. Mom was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and was very proud to have received a 60 years of service pin. She also sang in the church choir for many years. For a number of years she acted as Sacristan for St. Paul’s Parish, helping set up mass and altar linens. She was also gifted with amazing sewing skills, and she made much of her own clothing and many of the clothes that we wore. There wasn’t a pattern that she couldn’t make. Mom had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play pranks. She loved to start water fights! Depending on how full the rain barrel was you had to check twice before coming around the corner! Mom cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always looked so forward to her visits with them. Mom was the type of person who had too many friends to count. A special friend, Pat Flaman was Mom’s neighbor for 54 years and they always looked out for each other. Thank you, Pat! Mom spent just over a year at Hayes Haven Personal Care Home in Indian Head and truly enjoyed her time there. A special thanks to the staff at Hayes Haven, the Indian Head Hospital, and the Balcarres Nursing Home who took such wonderful care of mom in her last days. With having 14 children she had an incredible amount of patience and plenty of love to spread around. She was a wonderful mother and accepted the hand she was dealt in life with grace, never complained, and never judged. Florence was predeceased by her husband Jack on December 11, 1990; sons Ted in 2009, and Frank in 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children Barry Gerein (Bonnie Kaz), Vibank, SK., Robert Gerein (Shirley), Regina, SK., Catherine Gerein, Regina, SK., Elizabeth Leurer (Tim), Kelvington, SK., Bernadette Gerein (Wayne Bulych) , Qu’Appelle, SK., Diana Kelly, Vancouver, BC., Michael Gerein (Collinda), Vibank, SK., Jacqueline Fawcett (Robert), Vibank, SK., Patrick Gerein, Vibank, SK., Christopher Gerein (Barbara), Vibank, SK., Annette Psenica (Otto), Regina Beach, SK., Brenda Howe (Stephen), Buena Vista, SK.; 14 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; siblings John Young (Emma), Neil Young, Lorraine Stoeber (Jack), and Sylvia Nuttal; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Florence was an amazing woman and had a beautiful and gentle soul. It is an honor to be her children. Rest in peace Mom. A visitation will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK. on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday June 28th. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, in Vibank, SK. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at the Vibank Parish Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the church service will be open to Florence’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her siblings. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.victoriaavenuefuneral.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Gerein, Pallbearer
  • Pat Gerein, Pallbearer
  • Cory Leurer, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Gerein, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Fawcett, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Gerein, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

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Jocelyn Schwartz

June 29, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Bob, Shirley, Tyler & Ryan and family. Another strong, loving and christian woman from the Vibank community that so many of us have connections too.
Jocelyn and Dale Schwartz.

Molly Hegan

June 29, 2020

My condolences to you Cathy on your loss. I know it is a difficult time when a family member passes. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY