Loretta Blackwell

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Piche - Hawkins - Grondin Funeral Chapels
601 Highway 2 North
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada


Mount Hope Cemetery
Dominion Road and 6th Street West
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Loretta Blackwell

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Loretta Ann Blackwell of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, who passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the age of 76 years.

Loretta was born on March 16, 1948, as the youngest and only daughter of Lloyd and Alta (Halverson) Blackwell. She was the baby sister of three older brothers: Bill, Allen, and Grant. Loretta grew up on the family farm and attended school in Verwood, completing her high school education in Assiniboia.

She furthered her studies in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied business. Loretta moved to Calgary and worked within the oil industry, focusing on accounting, budgeting, and computer systems, for a number of years before returning to Assiniboia.

Loretta was the family historian, known for her love of her immediate and extended family. She maintained contact with many of her cousins, stretching as far as Norway and California. Her intelligence and tech-savviness, particularly with DOS, were well recognized. She meticulously kept detailed records of family births and deaths long before the introduction of online ancestry.com.

Her Lutheran faith was strong, and she enjoyed staying updated with the latest happenings on the farm, especially during seeding, harvest, and calving seasons. Loretta also had a passion for knitting and baking cookies, which she loved to share with others.

Loretta is survived by her brothers Bill, Allen, and Grant (Roberta) Blackwell; nephews and nieces Brent (Cheri), Wade (Gaileen), Coralee (André), Debbie, Clint, Karla (Troy), Tanya, Shauna (Paul), and Tyler.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd (2012) and Alta (2002) Blackwell, and her sisters-in-law, Carol (2019) and Elaine (2017) Blackwell.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at Piché Hawkins Grondin Funeral Chapel in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Assiniboia.

Memorial donations in Loretta’s memory can be given to the Messiah Lutheran Church Box 536 Assiniboia, Saskatchewan S0H 0B0.

Loretta's memory will forever be cherished by her family and all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

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