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GWEN DINGWALL 1930 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Gwen Dingwall on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Gwen was the seventh child born to Alexander and Lillian Heuser. She grew up on the farm, studying piano and attending the Melaval, SK school until the end of Grade 11. For Grade 12, she was fortunate to attend the Marquis, SK two-room school where her older sister, Lillian Mitchell, was the grade 8 12 teacher. Gwen also taught piano to several students in Marquis. Recently her youngest grandchildren were still benefiting from her gift of music. Following graduation with a high academic standing, Gwen was accepted into the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing. During this time, she met the love of her life, Stewart Dingwall, who was attending St. Andrew's College. Gwen and Stew were married in 1953 and she continued working as assistant head nurse at City Hospital. Always thoughtful and willing to lend a hand, she was a great aid and companion to Stewart in his various pastoral charges. She was a most gracious hostess. For many years Gwen shared her love of music by contributing as organist for McKague's Funeral Chapel as well as for various churches in the city. Throughout the time leading up to and following her kidney transplant (1986), her attitude, courage, faith and strength of spirit inspired everyone. Gwen treasured her family, and her church community of friends. She was radiant and full of life. Always ready for a cup of tea and good conversation; she had caring eyes and a warm smile that made you feel you were the most important person in the room. Gwen, you have blessed all the lives of those you have touched with your huge heart and abundant love. You truly are a special angel and will be deeply missed. Left to mourn are her two daughters: Janet Wilson and her children, Cara, J.R. and Jodi; Karen Stewart; son, Sheldon (Julie) Dingwall and their children, Christiana, Evangelina and Thomas; two special nieces, Thedra Hunt (Bernie Slogotski) and their son Ryan (Geri-Lynne) and their children Ethan, Elisabeth and Payton; Janice (Ben) Partyka and their daughters Lesia (Dr. Allan Murray) and Brendine; a special nephew, Bill (Linda) Hunt; sisters, Olive Wilson and Lillian Mitchell; brothers, Neil (Edith) Heuser and Alec (Evelyn) Heuser. Gwen was predeceased by her husband, Rev. N. Stewart Dingwall; son-in-law, Dr. Daniel E. Wilson; grandson, Mark Wilson; sisters, Grace Richardson and Iva Schneider; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. The family graciously acknowledges Dr. Baltzan and Dr. Martens for their wonderful care. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch (1 2217 Hanselman Court Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8), or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. The celebration of a life most wonderfully lived will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at Grace-Westminster United Church (505 10th Street East) with the Rev. Daryl Woods officiating. A private family interment will take place. Condolences may be sent to the family via Arrangements are entrusted to Tammy Ferrier, Acadia-McKague's Funeral Chapel (955-1600).

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Mar. 2 to Mar. 7, 2012.
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January 12, 2013
Karen so sorry to hear of your loss. You are an amazing kind soul just like your Mom.
Connie(Tilk) and Ron Peard
March 28, 2012
Dear Janet & Family, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I don't think we ever saw her without a smile on her face. She was a lovely, kind lady.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Sandy & Cal Gordon & family
March 12, 2012
What a blessing Gwen's family and countless Saskatonians have had through Gwen's life and ministry of music! Her courage in personal adversity and her quiet faith and hope inspired us all. Blessings to all who remain.
(Rev. Dr.) Don Laing, Toronto
March 11, 2012
Gwen was such a lovely person. I was very sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Vivian Matisho
March 9, 2012
I and my late husband Ambrose met Gwen through our involvement with the Kidney Foundation of Canada. What a kind and delightful person she was. My sincere sympathy to the family.
Loraine Churko
March 9, 2012
I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing Janet. Just earlier this winter I was wondering if your mom would still be with you. I'm praying for you and your family. May you find strength and comfort in our God during this time. Kathy Derksen(Warman)
March 9, 2012
To the Dingwall Family, We want to express our heartfelt sympathy to each of you at this sad and difficult time. With our prayers, Lloyd and Joan Vawter
March 8, 2012
Julie and Sheldon - I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know that she meant the world to both of you!
Wendy Kozlowski
March 8, 2012
What a darling woman your mom & grandma was! She was the epitome of kindness; how could one tiny package contain such talent? She will be always remembered at St. Andrew's, even though it was many years ago when she played piano & organ; also, many of the Parkview folk attend St. Andrew's since their church closed. We remember Gwen providing such lovely accompaniments, offertories, preludes & postludes for us at Parkview.
Sending you lots of love, Janet & families,
Fran Gordon
fran gordon
March 8, 2012
It was with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Aunt Gwen. We send our sympathy to all that knew and loved her, especially her children Janet, Karen and Sheldon.

Neil & Hilde Richardson
Neil Richardson
March 8, 2012
Sympathy to Gwen's family. Sympathy to Thedra, Bill, Janice and families. Our thoughts are with you Doris Simpson and family.
March 8, 2012
On behalf of the Don McIntyre family, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Dingwall family.

Gwen & Reverend Stewart Dingwall will always have a special place in our hearts.
Anne McIntyre-Keyuk
March 8, 2012
Dear Karen: I was so sorry to hear of your dear Mom's passing--she was such
a kind, giving person. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, now and in the days ahead. In Sympathy, Margaret Peterson, Midale, Sask.
Margaret Peterson
March 7, 2012
To the family of Mrs. Gwen Dingwall: We were very sad to hear of Mrs. Dingwall's death & wish to extend our sincere sympathy to you & to Mrs. Lillian Mitchell. During the 50's we were privileged to have Rev.Dingwall as our minister. Mrs. Dingwall was the perfect ministers wife, quietly & graciously working with her husband. As well as ministers they were neighbours & friends. During their time at Dubuc Mrs Dingwall was called upon to deliver a baby in a snowstorm. I beleive hearing that she put on her Nurses uniform before going. In 1990 the Dingwalls were very kind to Don & I when we were in Royal University Hospital, providing spiritual care & support to us & our family with many visits.Their kindness will always be remembered & appreciated. May God bless & comfort you. With sincere sympathy, Don & Glenda Bell, Dubuc Sask.
Don&Glenda Bell
March 7, 2012
I will miss Gwen dearly. such a kind person.My thoughts and prayers are for you.
Anita Bonin
March 4, 2012
We're all very sad to hear of Gwen's passing. She was truely one of the best people we knew. She was a light to all of us - kind, gentle, funny. We will miss her terribly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Doug, Simone, Jameson and Liam McCosh
March 3, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Gwen's passing.She was such a kind and gracious person, and she will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jane Gallagher
March 2, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of you. She was such a caring kind person and I always looked forward to her smiling face and kind words each Sunday She will be missed. Gaylene Burfitt
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