Margaret Kreutzer

1934~2018

Margaret Kreutzer late of Weyburn passed away January 31, 2018 at the age of 83 years.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Donald & Janet Martin; husband, Henry Kreutzer, daughter in law, Linda Kreutzer and great grandson Andrew Paul Robinson. Margaret will be remembered by her son, Garry (Linda) Kreutzer of Osage, SK: son, Wilfred Kreutzer of Hinton, AB; daughter, Della (George) Patterson of Creelman, SK and daughter, Sharon (Elmer) Ivan of Weyburn, SK; grandchildren, Michael Kreutzer, Jacqueline (Gerald) Petit, Angela (Brian) Manz, Tamarah Rundle, Sharlene Kreutzer, Trish (Brad) Bell, Gary (Bree) Patterson, Megan (Jason) Cascagnette, Jade (Terrill) Bloor and Reed Ivan (Ashley Bradley); great grandchildren, Gerren, Jaython, Alinda (Jeremy), Cameron (Shannon), Myleena, Kassandra (Varun), Kayla, Jordynn, Maci, Lexi, Myla, Emry, Maehailey, Davin, Daylin, Madeline and Tucker; great great grandchildren Noah, Axel, Lydia, Alison and Catherine; brother, Bruce (Marilyn) Martin; sisters, Eleanor (Bev) Slater and Iolene (Marvin) Nikota as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Grandma was born April 21, 1934 in Manitoba under difficult circumstances. Through no fault of her own, she was dealt a hard life. She lived with her Mother Janet, Grandma Elizabeth and Uncle Jim. She loved each of these individuals dearly, talking of them frequently. Grandma was wooed by the hired farm hand and married Grandpa January 3, 1951.  They had been married 59 years when Grandpa passed away. On August 15, 1951 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Garry Bruce was born. Wilfred Paul was born June 1, 1955 in Neepawa, Manitoba. Della Anne was born October 8, 1957 in Neepawa, Manitoba. After visiting Grandpa’s sister Katie Geiger in Saskatchewan, the decision was made to uproot their family and move to the Odessa, Kendal area in 1959 and then later to the Osage area in 1960. On March 28, 1963 in Fillmore the Saskatchewan gopher Sharon Mae was born. Although Grandpa and Grandma were incredibly hard working, they did not have much for money, but where wealth was short, love was not. Grandma filled their home with love, she did not meddle or judge, and friends were always welcomed. She was always the friend to down and out and accepting of everyone. For being as shy and quiet as she was, Grandma had a competitive nature… especially against Grandpa.  If he cheered for red, you could bet she was cheering for yellow! Curling was a large part of her life and she loved it. Every team wanted her as lead. Her rocks always made it over the hog line and she could draw into the house with ease.  If she was not curling, you could bet she was watching it.  Grandma always had a match up to discuss and players she rooted for, Jennifer Jones was NOT one of them.  It was a dream come true when she travelled to Nova Scotia to watch her own Granddaughter represent Saskatchewan in the Travellers.  Grandma was known by the TV announcers and all of the teams representing Canada, as Grandma; she had an absolute blast. Along with curling, she enjoyed football, in particular the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Who knew someone from Manitoba could bleed so green. Not only was half of her wardrobe riders gear, she went as far as to knit herself her own rider sweaters.  The nursing home tried relentlessly to get her to wear nail polish that wasn’t green, and she was only convinced when it was the off-season…but she still kept her toes green. Grandma did her best to provide for the family. She had a divine gift for gardening and grew corn where others could only manage dirt. Her garden was truly impressive and she planted her final garden in the summer of 2016. Selling potatoes, she put shoes on her daughter’s feet. She had Grandchildren swimming in the rain barrels, stopping in after school for a fresh garden carrot, even neighbor boys sneaking in to steal a taste of her bounty. Grandma crafted many quilts; each a beautiful piece of art, crafted with Grandma’s loving hands. Although it started as a necessity to keep her children warm, it grew into a stunning example of her love and dedication. Each and every child, grandchild, great grandchild has a hand stitched quilt. There are more than 50 Quilts, made with love. Her talent did not end there, as many of us also have countless knitted Sweaters, Mittens, and Slippers and crochet Afghans. Family meant the world to Grandma and she loved her family functions. Every year started out right, together all of us at Grandma and Grandpas for New Years Day.  There was never any question or invitation needed, we were there. Significant others learned quickly this was a tradition they could not mess with. Grandma spoiled us all, filled the table with everyone’s favorites…Chopsuey, perogies (with or without pepper), cabbage rolls, and her famous buns. And of course you couldn’t have New Year’s Day without the Grandchildren’s traditional argument over whose Grandma she was…“I’m the oldest so she’s mine” “But she loves me more” “But I live the closest to her” “Well she actually chose me.” We were her world. Her eyes lit up when she seen us coming and she hung on to our every word. In the eyes of Grandma, we could do no wrong.  She was compassionate enough to love us unconditionally. My relationship with my Grandma was a quiet one; there just was no need for words. We would sit, holding hands, happy to be together.  Her eyes truly were the window to her soul, and her abundance of love poured through them. As much as we loved her as Grandma, I loved her more as my children’s Great Grandma. Seeing their relationships, the pure connection between all of her grandchildren, made my heart skip a beat. We  may never realize or truly know the impact we have in this world, and my prayer is that Grandma knows how much she has shaped each and every one of us, how deeply we loved her, and how thankful we are to have had her in our lives.  From her hardships and humble life, she created her own legacy. As Grandma would say, Dybosyia!!! Thank you to Weyburn Special Care Home for the extraordinary care they gave Grandma. She was very happy there. Thank you to the third floor staff of Weyburn Hospital for the compassion shown to the family during this difficult time, as well as the care and comfort given to Grandma in the end. Visitation was held on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan and the Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Pastor Victoria Mwamasika officiating. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Pallbearers were Michael Kreutzer, Brad Bell, Reed Ivan, Terrill Bloor, Jason Cascagnette and Sharlene Kreutzer. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Weyburn Special Care Home or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, 306-842-5432.

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