Barbera Jean (Pappenfus) Messett
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Barbera Jean (Pappenfus) Messett announce her passing. Barbera is survived by her mother Anne Pappenfus, her children Michael, Ronda (Earl) Bolton, Rob (Duana), her grandchildren Tyler, Paige (Tyler) Janzen, Nicholas, Jamie, Chrystal, Max and great- grand daughter Olivia. Her three sisters Joan Brewer, Pat Redl and Joyce Phillips, the Messett family, Judy, Bill, Chris, Ken and Linda, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbera was preceded in death by her husband Robert Messett, her father, Roy Pappenfus, her special aunt, Emma Riou, her mother and father-in-law, Edna and Jack Messett and brother-in-law, Jack Messett Jr. Barbera was the second daughter born to Roy and Anne Pappenfus on September 26, 1945. She grew up in Saskatoon and attended the Convent of Sion and Aden Bowman Collegiate. She married the love of her life, Bob Messett in 1964. After the accidental death of Bob in 1970, Barbera, although heartbroken, devoted herself to raising her children. She remained loyal to Bob for the rest of her life. As a single parent, Barbera was fiercely independent and bravely dealt with all the challenges of life. She was kind and thoughtful and generously gave of her time when needed. For 20 years, Barbera provided love and care to her niece and nephew, Joanna and Christopher Phillips. Taking them to school and involving herself in all their activities. She was known at St. Anne School as "Auntie Barbera". She will be remembered by the teachers and students who looked forward to the elaborately decorated sugar cookies she prepared for every occasion. After retirement, she moved to Bruno, SK where she enjoyed gardening, reading, doing crossword puzzles and sewing kilts for her granddaughters, caring for her 2 cats and Pepsi. A Memorial Reception and Celebration of Barbera's Life will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre, 333-4th Avenue North. (Courtesy parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home parking lot). In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Camp Easter Seal, 2310 Louise Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7J 2C7. Email condolences maybe sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are entrusted to Morgan Edwards, Saskatoon Funeral Home (306) 244-5577.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from June 14 to June 15, 2014