INEZ RADLOFF

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INEZ RADLOFF
Inez Agnes Radloff, age 93 years, passed away peacefully at the Pineview Lodge on Monday, November 18, 2013. Inez's life was one of accomplishment. She was born on March 26, 1920 in Star City, SK to Otto and Agnes Nygaard whom had emigrated from Denmark. Inez met Frank Radloff in Star City when she was the Carnival Queen. The relationship was consolidated when Frank won her picnic box at the 'box social' and they eventually married and lived on the Radloff farm. In 1940, Frank and Inez were offered and took the opportunity to open a branch of Servu Stores Ltd. in Nipawin. While raising four children and participating in the community and her church, Inez was also an active partner in the family's business and supported Frank in his political endeavors as Mayor of Nipawin and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Frank and Inez were fortunate to be together and to love each other for over 50 years and had many great adventures in Nipawin and around the world. Inez and Frank had many cherished friends in Nipawin and throughout their lives met many new friends through international travel, Rotary International, and through politics. Inez will long be remembered for her life-long friendships, her hospitality and her prolific community work. With boundless energy and noted management skills, Inez enjoyed her own recognition in Nipawin. She spearheaded and served as chairperson to build the Nipawin Swimming Pool; was appointed Census Commissoner for Statistics Canada in 1976 and 1984; named Volunteer of the Year in 1992 by the Province of Saskatchewan; chaired the Nipawin History Book Committee producing a "Bridging the Years" history book for Nipawin; served as President of the Hospital Auxiliary for many years; spearheaded the Nipawin Art Club and promoted the arts by serving as the President for many years, directing many art exhibits, and serving as an art judge at many fairs; served in offices for the Royal Purple Lodge; was a member of the Library Board for the Town of Nipawin; accomplished many fund raising projects as a member of Rotary Ann; and was involved with the United Church in Nipawin for over 50 years as a member of the Church Ladies' Aid, serving on various committees and teaching Sunday School. Inez also found time for golf in the summer and curling in the winter. Inez is survived by her daughters; Sharon Tokarchuk of Vancouver, BC; Shirley (Claus) Grote of California, USA; Debbie (Bruce) Gabriel of Kingston, ON; and son Spencer Radloff of Calgary, AB. Inez is also survived by her grandchildren: Kim Crothers, BC; Byron (Maureen) Tokarchuk, BC; Randy (Anna) Gallant, AB; Dylan (Kathy) Burtman, BC; Candice (Aaron) Burtman-Regalado, California, USA; Wade Burtman, SK; Kaili (Ryan) Gabriel, ON; Bryn (Ryah) Gabriel, ON; and her great-grandchildren: Jason and Jasmin Crothers, BC; Sadie and Zoe Tokarchuk, BC; Davyn and Anja Burtman, BC; and many nieces and nephews who cared deeply for her. Inez is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Biggie Radloff, Betty Wert, and Kay Valentine. Inez was predeceased by her husband, Frank Radloff in 1995. Inez was also predeceased by her sisters and their husbands: Dagmer (Will) Bradley, Eleanor (Leo) Lynge, Alma (Garth) Blair, and Mable (Gordon) Duncan, by sister-in- laws and their husbands: Grace (Fred) Nye, Rhea (Oliver) Wozniak, Maxine (Ken) Ferguson, and brother-in-laws: Glen Radloff, Paul Ray Radloff, Dick Wert, and Stewart Valentine. The family would like to give special thanks to the employees at the Pineview Nursing Home who provided Inez with love, hugs, support, and excellent care and attention. Also, thank you to the medical staff in the Nipawin Hospital for their care and concern. We would particularly like to thank and recognize: Inez's niece, Gloria, and her husband, Glen Galloway, who spent many hours driving to and from Melfort and to Saskatoon to give love and care to Inez; Inez's nephew, Wilfred (Bev) Bradley who often provided care and love to mother, kept mother's car in working condition and made enumerable trips back and forth to the airport for family members; and, to Lois Anderson, who made regular visits to the nursing home providing support, care and love. The care and support Inez gave to people in the community rebounded many times over by all the special people who visited her over the years. Inez touched many lives and will be missed. A visitation for friends and family will be held on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Coventry Funeral Chapel. The funeral service for Inez will be held in the United Church in Nipawin on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. Coffee will be served in the lower United Church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nipawin Region Health Foundation, directing the donation to the Pineview Lodge. Please visit www.coventryfuneralservices.ca to send online condolences. The family placed their trust with Coventry Funeral Services of Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233
Published in The Leader-Post on Nov. 23, 2013
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