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    Madeline Deforest

    Madeline Deforest

    Thursday, September 8th, 1921 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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    Madeline Marjorie Deforest
    September 8, 1921 – April 28, 2020
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Great/Great Great Grandmother, Madeline Deforest at the Good Shepherd Villa in Prince Albert, SK on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the age of 98.
    Madeline was born on September 8, 1921 in Davidson, SK to parents Robert and Elsie Cole. The family subsequently moved to a farm in the Caragana area where she attended Tall Spruce School.
    On October 31, 1940, Madeline married Abraham Deforest at Lyon’s Store in Crooked River, SK. They settled in Bannock, SK where they raised their 5 children, Arnold, Ronald, Jerrald, Delphine and Cheryl. After the school closed in Bannock, the family moved to lease land in the Prairie River area where they farmed for many years. Abe and Madeline retired to Tisdale, where they enjoyed dancing and spending time with family and friends.
    After Abe’s passing, Madeline moved to Prince Albert where she lived at Carment Court and the Good Shepherd Villa.
    Madeline loved going for drives in the country, volunteering at Riverside Community School, traveling, dancing, watching birds or anything related to nature and most importantly, spending time with her family. There were so many family gatherings over the years, including her 80th, 90th and 95th birthday celebrations! We will all miss her greatly as she was the centre of our family gatherings!
    Madeline is survived by: her children Arnold (Eva) Deforest, Ronald (Betty) Deforest, Jerrald Deforest,
    Delphine (Wayne) Melchert and Cheryl Deforest.
    Grandchildren: Calvin (Pam) Deforest, Jacqueline (Brent) Johnson, Donald (Sheila) Deforest, Darlene (Perry) Karimi, Veronica (Bryan) Dierich, Patricia (Jerry) Brige, Abraham Deforest, Susan Deforest, Derek Melchert (Ruth O’Carroll) and Chad (Colleen) Melchert.
    Great Grandchildren: Emma (Christopher) Klepel, Cassandra Deforest, Sabrina Deforest,
    Adrian Deforest, Alex Deforest, Kevyn Karimi, Kameron Karimi, Eric Dierich, Georgia Dierich, Jenna Brige, Rebecca Brige, Mason Melchert and Morgan Melchert.
    Great Great Granddaughter: Elizabeth Klepel.
    Siblings Betty (Julius) Kovach and Edwin (Phillis) Hardy and Sisters-in-law Joan Cole and Doreen Deforest along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    Madeline was predeceased by: Her parents Elsie Hardy and Robert Cole and stepfather Ted Hardy.
    Her husband Abraham Deforest, daughter in law Vera Deforest, and siblings Evelyn, Doris, Gordon, Pat, Don and Lyla.
    The family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion shown to Madeline by Dr. Alana Surkan and Pat Chuey and staff at the Good Shepherd Villa.
    Donations can be made in memory of Madeline Deforest to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of Donor’s choice.
    Due to Covid-19 pandemic there will be a private family burial with a “Celebration of Life” gathering at a later date.
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    Linda Danku

    Posted at 08:55pm
    I was saddened to hear of Madeline's passing . My thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this sad time.
    -Linda(Kendall) Danku

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    908 - 101st St.
    (306) 873-2124 Barron's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
    908 - 101st St.