Gertrude POIRIER

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Gertrude Louise (Husby) Poirier
March 3, 1929 – July 15, 2014
Gert passed away July 15 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon due to complications from cancer. She was 85 years old. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob, their daughter Denise (Kris) Finnestad, grandsons Rob and Rick, and her brother Tom Husby, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Allen Husby, her sister Verna and Verna's husband Willie Nielsen, and sister-in- law Wilma Husby. Gert was born at Tuberose, SK and raised on a farm at White Bear. She finished her schooling at 16. After only a few months of teacher's training she was sent to teach by herself at a one room school house at Macklin, then a school near White Bear, then at Wiseton. At Wiseton, she met and married a local farmer, Bob Poirier, in 1953. They just celebrated 61 years together. In 1967, they were blessed with their only child, Denise. Gert embraced life on the farm. She grew a big garden, preserved vegetables and fruit, raised chickens, baked bread every week, and always had cookies or sweets for tea time. She was actively involved in the community, the church and the school. She enjoyed singing in the choir. Gert loved to play cards and entertain friends with dinner and a card game. She personalized the words to many songs for bridal showers, anniversaries and special events at Wiseton. Gert always had a handicraft project on the go. She stitched petite point and needle point pictures, knit lace table cloths and doilies, and knit a personalized Christmas stocking for every new member of the family and many friends. She knit countless sets of hat, mittens, and scarves for charity. She made many sweaters from baby to adult size which made the lucky recipient feel wrapped in love. Family was always most important to Gert. In 1995 Denise married and son-in-law, Kris joined the family. Also, in 1995 Gert and Bob retired from the farm and moved to Saskatoon. In 2002 her first grandson, Rob, arrived, then three years later, another grandson, Rick. Gert loved to spend summers at the lake with them. She also had many fun times travelling with family and friends. Winter holidays to warm locations were a favorite and cruises provided many fond memories. Last August they moved to Riverside Terrace where they've made many new friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 19 at 2 pm at the W.A. Edwards Family Center, across the street from the Saskatoon Funeral Home. Courtesy parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home. Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. Ph 306-244-5577
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 16 to July 17, 2014
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