Tubman Funeral Home

416 Main Street, Kipling, SK


Mildred Jean Sproat

April 7, 1926September 27, 2019

Mildred Jean Sproat of Kipling, Sask., passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019, at the age of 93. A celebration of Mildred’s life will be held in Kipling United Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, with lunch to follow in the Kipling Friendship Centre.

Mildred was born on the farm in the Lansdowne area east of Kipling on April 7, 1926. She was the second of five children of May and Charles Cross. She attended Lansdowne School before going on to high school in Kipling and then taking a job in the local drug store. Mildred married Enos Sproat in 1949 and they had three children, Debbie, Kathie and Gordon. Mildred played a key role in the everyday workings of the family farm, loved playing with her grandchildren and contributed greatly to the success of a variety of community groups. She was a proud member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion for almost 70 years. She also devoted many hours to other local organizations, including Kipling United Church Women, the Kipling Museum and, in earlier years, the Kipling 4-H Homecraft Club that she helped to start.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Enos in 2015.

She is survived by her children, Gordon and Shelley Sproat, Kathie and Grant Mickelson, and Deborah Sproat, and by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brady and Jessica Sproat and their sons Lincoln and Easton; Colby Sproat; Carter and Dionne Sproat and their children Reece and Drew; Andrew Beresh and Oryssa Marchak; Jake Mickelson; Alex Buchan; Laura Buchan; and, Christopher Buchan. She is also survived by her siblings: Hattie Cook; Murray Cross; Lane Cross (Jeanette); and, Elsie Schaefer (Alvin). She was pre-deceased by brother-in-law Harvey Cook, sister-in-law Eileen Cross, and son-in-law John Buchan.

In memory of Mildred, friends and family may wish to make donations to Kipling United Church, Box 268 Kipling, SK. S0G 2S0, or to the Kipling Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6, Box 837 Kipling, SK. S0G 2S0.

Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services 1-800-667-8962


  • Kipling United Church
  • Kipling Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019


Mildred Jean Sproat

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Nancy & Richard Toppings

October 12, 2019

Debbie, Kathie, Gordon & Families,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom and Grandma. Mildred was a lovely lady, and we enjoyed conversations with her over coffee following many services at Kipling United. Hers was certainly a life well lived.

Cindy Baczuk

October 4, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to all of Mildred's family and loved ones.

Margaret Baczuk and family.

Jim and Sharron Szucs

October 1, 2019

Debbie, Kathy and Gordon and families
Our sincerest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Hoping all your happy memories will help you get through the days ahead.

Dave and Lyn Fefchak

September 30, 2019

She was a great woman...much loved. She always was so good to us.
Loved it when you girls brought her for a visit...and Gordon and Shelley brought her to our Mom’s Service. So sorry about your sad loss. Sorry we are unable to join you as we have a funeral here in Virden ..but our hearts are with you xox

Brenda Daku

September 30, 2019

Debbie, Cathy, and Gordon and families - So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I recall once being at your home on the farm and your mom giving us snacks after school. Her hospitality was as warm and inviting as her cookies.