VELMA MAE KINSMAN
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August 7, 1918 - October 19, 2012
It is with sadness that the family announces the death of Velma Kinsman occurred at her residence in Luther Tower on October 19th 2012. Velma was 94 years of age. Velma is survived by her sisters Wilma (Ross) McMurtry of Weyburn SK and Kae Waters of Swift Current SK, sister-in-law Ruby Kinsman of Brantford ON. She was a favored aunt of 10 nieces and nephews; Valerie (Garnet) Wells of Chestermere AB, Joy Bartlett of Brantford ON, Leslie Wall of Honolulu HI, Robert (Nancy) Kinsman of Kitchener ON, Jean (Dave Wood) MacLennan of Salmon Arm BC, Elizabeth Soderling of North Vancouver BC, Douglas Bleakley of Burnaby BC, Tom Waters of Medicine Hat AB, Kelly Waters of North Battleford SK, Glenna Waters (Alain Gauvin) of Montreal PQ, as well as 16 great nieces and nephews, 8 great-great nieces and nephews, several cousins and her very dear and close friend Walt Masters. She was predeceased by her parents Bill and Greta Kinsman, sister Luella Swerhone, brother Dr. Glen Kinsman, brothers-in-law John Swerhone and Roger Bleakley and nephew William Kinsman. Velma was born and raised in Scott SK. She graduated from Robertson Business School and was employed in Ottawa by the Department of National Defense from 1940 to 1945. She worked in Saskatoon for over 40 years at Midwest Litho, working her way up to office accountant and manager. She has been a resident of Luther Tower for the past seven years. She was involved in many activities there with her Luther Tower family. Velma was a very independent and organized person. In her youth she was an active member of the United Church in Scott and a regular blood donor at the Red Cross for many years. She served as secretary for Saskatchewan Graphic Arts and volunteered at RUH 'Cradle Shop' and the CNIB, as well as driving seniors much younger that she. She was a proud member of the local Century Club. Velma was a life member of the Granite Ladies Curling Club serving as secretary for the evening ladies Granite Curlers for many years. She was a former member of the Sutherland Curling Club and over the years travelled to bonspiels amassing many trophies and prizes. Velma also loved music, singing and symphony concerts. She spent 50 summers including most of this past summer at her beloved cabin at Aquadeo Beach, Jackfish Lake. Velma was a friend to all, always putting others before herself. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her loving family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to Luther Tower Fund (1223 Temperance St. Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P2) would be appreciated by the family. A Private family interment service will take place in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Reception to be held on Sunday November 18th 2012 at 2:30 pm at the Luther Tower Cafeteria (top floor 1223 Temperance St.) Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. 244-5577
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012