Clara Mary Pfneisl

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October 11, 1920 - December 23, 2019
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Service Details

8:00pm - Friday, January 3, 2020
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church,
Watson, SK

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Funeral Mass:
1:00pm - Saturday, January 4, 2020
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church,
Watson, SK

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Interment Service:
Saturday, January 4, 2020
St. Gregory Roman Catholic Cemetery
St.Gregor, SK



Clara was born to Elizabeth (nee Gessner) and Joseph Berting in St. Gregor, SK, the first of 14 children. As the eldest, Clara worked hard on the farm and attended the South St. Gregor School. She recalled cooking for a threshing crew at the age of fourteen years and she was a big help to her parents and neighbours. On November 10, 1942, Clara married Peter Pfneisl and they began to farm south of St. Gregor, SK, and later bought a farm near LeRoy, SK. Together, they had 13 children and the move to the new farm in 1959, brought a bigger home, running water, and flush toilets. Caring for her large family, Clara took great pride in her home and garden and remembered once planting 1000 hills of potatoes! Her flowers, especially her marigolds and ‘smiling’ pansies, were a joy for Clara and her warm heart brought her family and friends many good times and memories over the years. A woman of many talents, Clara was known to sew everything from coats to curtains, all on her treadle sewing machine, and without a pattern! In 1993, Clara moved to Watson, SK, where she continued to garden, sew and enjoy garage sales. In her last years she made many rosaries and she had these blessed to share with others, and she always had an extra one for someone’s vehicle. Her stories from days gone by, both the hardships and the good times, made you laugh and cry. Her Catholic faith was a cornerstone in Clara’s life. When she could no longer attend Mass, Clara watched it every day on television, and the highlight of her day was when Father would come to visit and bring her Holy Communion. Clara will be remembered for her patience, kindness, and generosity. She truly had a heart of gold.

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St. Gregory Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 51,
St. Gregor, SK, S0K 3X0

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