September 27, 1939 – July 13, 2020
Wanda Gladys Prettyshield Wa Asinya Wiya “Woman Who Heals” September 27, 1939 – July 13, 2020
On Monday, July 13, 2020, Wanda Gladys Prettyshield (nee Thomson) loving wife and mother passed away peacefully at the age of 80.
Wanda was born on September 27, 1939 to Archie and Clara (Klyne) Thomson in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. Wanda resided on Carry The Kettle and married Raymond Prettyshield and had four children, Garth, Kyle, and twins Tania and Telly. Wanda worked as a Community Health Nurse with Health Canada from 1984 to 1993 and with Carry The Kettle Health Clinic from 1993 to 2014 when she retired. Wanda developed the first home care program on Carry The Kettle. She helped design the current clinic and was also responsible for developing the first health board. On May, 2008 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the YWCA-Women of Distinction. Her work as an RN was recognized by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association for her exemplary nursing knowledge and expertise and outstanding contributions to her community. Wanda enjoyed travelling all over Canada, listening to her abundant collection of old country & western records, sewing, canning, reading her Bible, and watching the sunset from her deck. She was always available anytime for medical help or advice.
Wanda was predeceased by her husband Raymond, parents; Archie and Clara Thomson, brothers; Gilbert, George, Urban and Billy, sister; Marjorie.
She is survived by her children Garth, Kyle (Elaine), Tania, Telly, her brothers; Duncan (Linda), Robert (Donna), and Ivan (Fairlene), sisters; Irene, Violet, and Agnes (Barry), numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A private viewing will be held at Tubman Cremation and Funeral services in Wolseley, Saskatchewan on Thursday, July 16 from 7pm to 8pm. Graveside service will be held at South Cemetery on Carry The Kettle First Nation on Friday, July 17 at 1:00 pm with Ron Mrychka officiating.
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July 17, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Wanda's family, and extended families. Wanda was a wonderful woman.
July 16, 2020
My sincerest blessings to Wanda’s family. It was a real privilege to know Wanda and to visit with her and discussing nursing and health issues. Wanda was very active in both provincial and national nursing associations...always an optimist and always so very caring.
She was a true gentle leader. Her many contributions will live on. She will be missed dearly.
July 16, 2020
I'm so very sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. I came to know her during our nursing classes at SIAST in the early 80's. She was always focused and goal driven, kind and smart. Like me, she was an adult student and we spent many hours studying or working through assignments between classes. I met up with her off and on during our careers and she would tell me of the work she was doing on her reserve. She accomplished much over the years.
Condolences to all of her family and friends. May she rest in peace
July 15, 2020
My sincere condolences to all the family of Wanda. She was a very lovely and sincere lady. Always had her door open for all and her special tea. You will be missed by many and especially our visits.
July 15, 2020
So sorry to hear the passing of your Mother.
Always had a Smile on her.. I send prayers to you all .. She is with her relatives now . Sis in law may you rest in peace and be with brother forever ..