Wanda Faye Birnie, late of Weyburn, passed away December 18, 2013, at the age of 66 years. Wanda was predeceased by her parents, William and Jean Roome; her husband Dennis; brothers and sisters-in-law. Wanda is survived by her sons: Bill (Karry) Birnie, Estevan and their children: Abbygael and Olivia, Dallas Birnie (Tina Krahn), Weyburn; brother Russ (Carol) Weyburn; as well as all the animals she loved, her brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Wanda was born on October 30, 1947 and grew up on the family farm just outside of Weyburn. Her love of animals started at a young age and continued throughout her life. Wanda graduated high school in Weyburn and then met the love of her life, Dennis; they were married on May 17, 1969. Together their love of horses led them through a lifetime of raising and showing horses, whether it was light horses, jumping horses or Clydesdales. As a family they enjoyed many accomplishments and developed many friendships along the way. Wanda spent 38 years working for the Provincial Government, 35 of them spent at the Weyburn Court house as a Deputy Sheriff until her retirement in 2010. Wanda lost the love of her life in 2004 and has been living with a heavy heart ever since. Mom and Dad are together again and no doubt looking over us.
A reunion occurred in Heaven of the sweetest and most joyful kind,
And what a reunion it must have been.
A joy beyond our conceiving
When Mom met Dad in Heaven
Ending years of dignified grieving.
And we are certain that Dad is still holding Mom’s hand
While she cherishes each moment by his side,
And they’re experiencing the joy of being together again,
Catching up on the years they were denied.
We are confident they are also looking over us,
Hoping this happiness will lessen our pain
As we contemplate the joy that they finally feel
Now that they are together again.
And though we’ll miss them terribly
And will long for them with deepest grief
We are reminded that love is more powerful than death
And this knowledge gives us comfort and peace.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has kept our family in their thoughts and prayers, as well as to those who have dropped off food and flowers; we are deeply appreciative of all the support from our family and friends. A Service of Remembrance for Wanda was held on Friday December 27 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox Presbyterian Church, Weyburn with Rev. John Ferrier, officiating. Interment to be held at a later date. For friends so wishing, donations in memory of Wanda may be made to the Weyburn Humane Society Inc., Box 1062, Weyburn, SK S4H 2L3 or The Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre St, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn (306-848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com “Our family serving your family”