Loretta Ludwina (nee Meyers) Dunne
April 10, 1933 - January 28, 2021
Private Funeral Mass: Livestreaming available
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 11:00am
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Cemetery,
Loretta was born on April 10, 1933 to Joseph and Annie Meyers, on the farm in the Middle Lake area of Saskatchewan, and baptized at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church. Growing up, she attended Merrywood School which was close to home. Working near Lanigan, SK, Loretta met the love of her life. Wilfred won her heart and they were united in marriage on November 3, 1954. Starting their new life together on the Dunne family farm at Sinnett, SK, Mom worked side by side with Dad, running the farm. She grew a garden for the family of five children, made quilts and down-filled pillows from their farm raised fowl, and still had time for pasture picnics! Devoted to their faith, Mom and Dad led the family rosary and were dedicated to attending church regularly. Mom taught catechism and sang with the St. Ignatius Choir, as well as other charitable activities which sometimes included bowling. In her unique way, she helped prepare her children, and even her grandchildren, for life’s lessons by her love and example. Whenever possible, Mom and Dad arranged camping, fishing, and berry picking trips, scenic drives, and family get-togethers with cards. The highlight of our memories was always Christmas Eve. If you asked Mom and Dad over for a visit you were almost guaranteed to be given a recipe or two, including the one for her famous dill pickles! In 1986, Loretta and Wilfred semi-retired to Humboldt, SK to begin a new adventure. Loretta embraced her role of wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother and continued to be strong and nurturing. She was a very determined woman, but maintained a kind, compassionate, and forgiving heart. Her family meant the world to her. For each grandchild’s graduation she prepared a quilt with a pillow to match and a memory book. Loretta spent her last days with her family by her side. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her five children and their families: Karen (Syl) Senko, and family: Charlotte (James) Thomson, Brandi, Deanne, Layne and Taros, Elise Dale, and children Jackson, Walker, and McCoy, Karl (Nat) Senko and Rudy, and Paul (Caitlin) Senko and Buck; Sandie (Greg) McLean and family: Sarah Brown (Jessie Hobman) and Conner, Stephanie Brown, Christine (Brad) Elliot, Kim (Jordan) Mills and Gavin, and Brad (Jade) McLean; Judy Dunne (Garry) and family: Crystal (Jordan) McKay and Jersey, Brad (Sharadyn) Andre, and Eric (Laurissa) Andre; Gregg (Shelly) Dunne and Nicholas; and Kelly (Marie) Dunne and family: Daniel (Suvi), Jordan (Courtney) and their family Bennet, Quinn, and Reese; and her siblings: Katie, Henry, Sophie, and Pauline. Loretta was predeceased by Wilfred, her husband of 65 years; five angel babies; her grand-daughter Angelique Benito; her mother Annie; her father Joseph; and her siblings George, Rose, Jacob, Lawrence, and James.