OBITUARY

Germaine "Gerry" Eleanore McLachlan

January 20, 1931February 12, 2021

Germaine "Gerry" Eleanore McLachlan late of Weyburn, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 12, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Gerry was born January 20, 1931, in Rhein Sask. She was the 5th oldest out of 12 children.

In her younger years she helped on the family farm, babysat her younger siblings & attended school. Gerry was a hard worker so at 17 she had no trouble getting a job at Woolworth's/E.B. Smith’s in Yorkton. It was there she met Lorne McLachlan. They were married November 7, 1951. In 1953 they bought a farm outside of Creelman, Sask. Lorna was born in 1954, Kelly 1957 & Cathy in 1958. Sadly Kelly passed away only 2 days after he was born.

After many hardships on the farm they packed up & moved to Fillmore. Mom found employment as a telephone operator & Lorne followed in his dad's footsteps as a self made carpenter.

In the summer of 1966 they moved to Weyburn, Sask. Lorne started work for Swertz Bros. Const. & eventually started his own business under the name of Mac's Construction. Gerry worked at the Saan Store for many years. She went on to work at Walkaway Shoes & then finally as Night Clerk at the King George Hotel. During her working career as well as living in the communities of Creelman, Fillmore & Weyburn, she made many life long friends. To this day many still think of her as a dear dear friend.... After Lorne passed away in 1995, Gerry sold their home & moved into Legion Towers. She remained there until October 2020 when she moved into Weyburn Special Care Home. Due to Covid family decided to move her out of the care home & into her daughter's home. It was there she remined until shortly before she passed.

Gerry's love of music & people gave her the opportunity to play with various bands over the years. She played by ear piano & accordian. After retirement she was fortunate to travel places she never thought she would. She loved visiting with Lorna & family in Quesnel, BC; family members in Sask. Alberta, BC & Yukon where she could reminisce, play music, sing songs & have another "Morning Toque..."

She travelled with Cathy & family several times to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Disneyland, Arizona & Mexico making new friends everywhere she went...but she never forgot her friends back here at home.

She was a born care giver, full of love & compassion for everyone she knew. She was an amazing mother, provider & source of strength to her children. Loving & caring to her Grand & Great-Grand children. Devoted friend to many....

Gerry was dearly loved and will be incredibly missed by all that knew her.

Gerry was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Mary Ries; husband, Lorne McLachlan; infant son, Kelly; siblings, Elmer, Doreen, Colleen, Bert, Ken, Lorne, Donnie, Shirley and Viola.

Gerry will be forever loved & missed by her brothers, Delbert (Renate) Ries of Kamloops, BC and Robert “Bob” Ries of Strathmore, AB; daughters, Lorna (Alec) Wasmuth of Quesnel, BC and Cathy (Ron) Arndt of Weyburn, SK; grandchildren, Natasha Wasmuth (Ahren Chappell), Cory Ror (Brenda Schneider) and children, Adrianna and Nathan; Chad Ror and his son, Beckett; sisters in law, Sandra Ries, Lois Ries, Louise Ries and Debbie Campbell Ries as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

A special thank you to Gerry’s Legion Tower Family.

Mom felt very fortunate to have celebrated her 90th birthday with her family.

At the request of her family there will be no formal service at this time. A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Gerry may be sent to Weyburn General Hospital “Palliative Care Fund”

Services

  • At the request of her family there will be no formal service at this time. A Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be held at a later date.

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Germaine "Gerry" Eleanore McLachlan

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Bob & Connie Milligan

February 20, 2021

Dear Cathy , Ron , Lorna , Alec and grandchildren ,
Our most Sincere Sympathy to you on the passing of your dear Mom and Grandma. She will be remembered for her loving, kind and generous ways.
May your many good memories give you comfort.
Take care.. Bob & Connie Milligan.

Guy and Glenda Shupe

February 19, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Kathy. Please accept our sincerest condolescenes to you and your family.

Marie Grohn

February 17, 2021

My sympathy goes out to you and your family Cathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marna Allan

February 17, 2021

The heavenly choir will be stepping up a notch! I so loved singsongs with Gerry and Shirley, there was always so much joy in in their voices. I bet they are singing a duet right now, in perfect harmony. My deepest condolences to those she had to leave, may fond memories ease your grief.

Treva Tollefson

February 16, 2021

Cathy & Ron: I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a wonderful lady. A good friend to everyone she knew. My last visit with your Mom was in the grocery store when you had her there. When someone you love passes they become a memory, then the memory becomes a treasure

Marv and Donna Rode

February 16, 2021

Sending sympathy and love to all the family
Marv and Donna

Marion And Randy

February 16, 2021

Dear Cathy and Ron. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, and realize how unreal it feels for a very long time. Think of the comfort your Mom now feels and her reunion with those loved ones who went earlier. You are in our prayers and we sincerely hope life will allow us to get together in the near future to share our stories.

Frank and Doreen Van De Weyer

February 16, 2021

Our deepest sympathy Lorna, Alec and family, Kathy, Ron and family.
So very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories, Gerry was beautiful inside and out. She will be dearly missed.
Doreen and Frank

Norma Ness

February 16, 2021

Such a beautiful soul..
Rest In Peace Gerry
Say hi to Mom..💕

Jay and Kristine Bennett

February 16, 2021

Our thoughts and hearts are with Cathy, Ron and family, in the loss of your sweet mom Gerry ❤ may all your wonderful memories bring you some peace and comfort, take care ❤

FROM THE FAMILY