Laura Katherine (nee Gerwing) Berscheid
June 13, 1918 – July 29, 2022
It is with sadness that the family of Laura Berscheid of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, SK, (and formerly of Lake Lenore, SK), announces her peaceful passing at her residence, at the age of 104.
Laura was the 7th of 16 children of John and Amelia (nee Schulte) Gerwing, and lived most of her life in the Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan area. In 1943, she married William (Bill) Berscheid (1916 – 1967). Laura and Bill enjoyed life on their farm, where they raised 12 children. Following Bill’s death in 1967, Laura remained on the farm until 1978, when she moved into Lake Lenore. In 1988, she moved to Watson; in 2010, she moved to St. Volodymyr Villa, in Saskatoon; and in 2021, she returned to Watson, to the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, where she passed.
Laura faced many hardships in her life, and she relied on her faith, strength, determination and strong work ethic to see her through. She led by example and taught her family the value of honest hard work.
Laura had a great love of music, and enjoyed singing, playing piano and accordion. She also loved knitting, sewing, gardening, and was always eager to share her knowledge and enjoyment of her craft. Laura was always up for a good card game, or a visit with family and friends.
Laura is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her 12 children, 23 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren:
MARIANNE (John) Parsons - Laura (Todd) Loewen, Turner, Sophia, Anton, Anna; Adrienne Parsons, Sydney, Spencer Wong
BARBARA (Richard) Hepp - Tracy (Richard) Douziech, Drayson, Corbin Morton, Miranda, Sara Douziech; Mara Hepp (Eddie Maxwell), Clea, Ethan, Emily Willberg
NORMA (Gordon) Weber - Andrea (Colin) Diener, Ella, Cole, Kira, Anna; Kurt (Christina) Weber, Halle, Landon; Erica Weber (Archie Gillies), Logan, Spencer Gillies
CHARLES Berscheid - Jody, +Jeffrey Berscheid
WILLIAM (Bill) Berscheid
DAVID (Sheila) Berscheid – Lindsey Berscheid; Shaun (Cassidy) Berscheid, Sadie, Brooke Berscheid; Darren (Michelle Hinz), Braxton Berscheid
HELEN Berscheid (John Koepfer) (+Peter Slominski) - Michael (Lisa) Slominski, Sarah, Benjamin Slominski
GERTRUDE (Trudy) Berscheid (+Leif Hommen)
CLAIRE (Charles) Schira – Clayton Schira (Lindy Alexander-Schira), Ember, Auryn, Vonni Schira; Warren Schira (Tasha Keith); Darcy Schira (Erin Jacobson Schira), Kru, Braydee Schira; Dallas Schira (+Alyson Whitney Schira), Lacey, Kohen, Makynli, Hunter Schira; Dana (Dave) Lockhart, Broden, Ryker, Karver Lockhart
GRACE Berscheid (Colin Glabus) (+Greg Sinkiewicz) - Matthew, Mitchell, Carlina Sinkiewicz
SUSAN Berscheid (Gordon Twigg) – Liam Twigg, Zachary Twigg (Kysa Kruger), Owen, Ella Twigg
Laura is also survived by her sister, Pauline (Maurice) Merkosky; sisters-in-law, Hedy Gerwing and Julie Gerwing; brother-in-law, Walter Silzer; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; and special family friend, Lynn Trewartha.
Special thank you to Dr. Ockbazghi, and the staff at the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge for their wonderful care and support of Laura.
The Celebration of Life for Laura was held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lake Lenore, on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, and concelebrated by Fr. Prosper Abotsi and Fr. Francis Akomeah. Interment followed at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery Fund (P.O. Box 10, Lake Lenore, SK, S0K 2J0) or Quill Plains Health Care Foundation, (P.O. Box 277, Watson, SK, S0K 4V0)
This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan