Roy Sjostrand

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 90, surrounded by his family, Roy Sjostrand  passed away at the Lampman Community Health Centre.  He was born on August 14, 1927 on the farm at Midale, Saskatchewan to Andrew and Christina Sjostrand. He was a the fifth of six children. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings: Edith (Walter) Tait, Elsie (Peter) Jacques, Maxine (Harold) Walters, Lunette Saunderson, Elwood;  niece Paula Grolle; his daughter in law Janice Fefchak;  in-laws Cressie and Winnie Ward, Larry Erick and Verner Emde. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marlene; his children: Lance, Marla (Sandy) McCormick, Kerstin (Darryl) Mutrie, Skyler, Bosttin and Bryer, K.C. (Kazia) and Kendall, Laird (Janice), Codi, Cole and Kassidy, Mardelle (Todd) Neuberger, Jens, Tucker and Hudson: in-laws Ivan Saunderson, Suzanne Sjostrand, Sharron Emde, Blaine (Melanie) Ward, Lois Erick, Verla (Don) Baillie and numerous nieces and nephews. He attended the country schools quitting in grade 10 to take over the family farm.  The farm, his dogs and his Swedish heritage were always near and dear to his heart.  Dad met the love of his life in Midale and they were married on April 2, 1959. He was always proud to have been able to provide for his family by being a farmer. He was still actively farming when in 2003 it celebrated 100 years. Dad was always active in his children’s sports activities, managing hockey teams, ball teams, and helping organize Sports Days and Skating Carnivals. He had a soft spot for all children. Many miles were made travelling to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.  Dad always had a smile on his face, a cookie or peppermint in his pocket and a story to tell.  He loved to stop and visit with his many coffee friends. Dad was a faithful man, not only to his church, but to his family, friends, neighbours and community. He was the last surviving child of Andrew and Christina Sjostrand. A Service of Remembrance was held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, SK with Pastor Cicely McDougall officiating.  Interment was held at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale, SK. Luncheon followed at the Midale Civic Centre, Midale, SK. All in attendance were Honorary Pallbearers. For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations  in memory of Roy may be made to the Lampman Community Health Centre, Box 100, Lampman, SK, S0C 1N0 or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Box 172, Midale, SK,  S0C 1H0. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK  (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at “Celebrating Life, One Family At A Time”

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