Sidney A. Jorgenson
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February 3rd, 1936 ~ April 27th, 2014
It is with great sadness that the family of Sid Jorgenson announces his passing at home after a short courageous battle with cancer. Sid leaves behind his loving wife of 53+ years Marlene (nee Minogue), daughter Sonya Jeninga (Earl), son Stacy Jorgenson (Shannon), daughter Rynae Fjeldberg (Kelly) and daughter Rachelle Jorgenson. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Taylor and Breanna Jeninga, David Kuhn, Justine (Tyler), Jackson, Brandon, Tyson Fjeldberg, niece Ellie Jorgenson (Gary), brother-in-law Don (Diane) Minogue and family, sister-in-law Diane (Bill) Holmes and family and brother-in-law Cliff Minogue and family. Sid was predeceased by his mother Margery (1958), father Aage (1979), brothers Lloyd (2001), Arthur (1960), Allan (2005). Sid was born in Eston and raised in Lacadena. From a young age, he had a strong work ethic. He appreciated life to the fullest. In his teenage years, Sid loved sports, especially hockey and baseball, as well as going to legion camp every year. As a young man, Sid liked cruising around on his Harley Davidson WL45. Sid maintained close ties to his family. Everyone enjoyed his great sense of humour, ingenuity and wonderful breakfasts. In 1958, he started working for Coca Cola Ltd., first in Saskatoon and later on in Regina for a total of 22 years. Sid then owned and operated a motel in Assiniboia for 9 years. In 1988, he returned to Saskatoon and was employed by Klassen Jewellers Ltd. for 16 years as a salesman. As a result of the aforementioned experiences, he maintained many lifelong friendships. Sid enjoyed ten years of retirement, though he still rototilled gardens to keep himself busy. His pastimes were gardening, yardwork, golfing, camping and travelling. His family wishes to thank the devoted doctors and nursing staff at RUH, as well as the palliative nurses, occupational therapist and caregivers who assisted in Sid's care at home. Also, thank you to all friends, neighbours and family for prayers, food and support. God bless all of you! A celebration of Sid's life will be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home (338- 4th Avenue N, Saskatoon) on Friday, May 2nd at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Suite 301-620 Colborne Street, London, Ontario N6B 3R9. Condolences may be emailed to < firstname.lastname@example.org, Arrangements are entrusted to the SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME, 306-244-5577.
Published in The The Star Phoenix on Apr. 30, 2014