Myrtle (née Chasky) (Hall) Plewes

April 29, 1930 - September 3, 2021

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Service Details

Funeral Service: Livestreaming Available 

Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 10:00am
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
627 – 7th Street, Humboldt, SK

Interment: 

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Humboldt Public Cemetery
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Memorial Donations:

Alzheimer Society
#301-2550 12th Avenue,
Regina, SK
Phone: 1-306-949-4141

Obituary

Myrtle was born to Joseph and Jean (nee Moore) Chasky (Chucha) on April 29, 1930, at Mozart, SK. She spent the first 10 years of her life on the family homestead, before moving to better land just northeast of Wynyard. Myrtle started her education at Little Quill School, continued at Springburn, then finished her education while living with her aunt and uncle in Bredenbury. She was always a hard worker and helped her dad with the farm work and her mother in the garden whenever at home. Myrtle married a local boy, Arni Hall, in Wynyard on October 30, 1951. They lived with his parents that winter and the following spring a house was built on the next quarter north. This was to be the home for them and their three children, Ernest (1952), Myrna (1955) and Norman (1961). Mom’s garden and chickens helped feed the growing family over the years, but also taught us all responsibilities of growing up and playing our part in the family. One could always tell when Mom was happy because she would either be singing or whistling, but in the later years of their marriage that happiness faded as dad slipped deeper and deeper into the clutches of Alzheimer’s. Although she worked hard all of her life, Mom enjoyed the recreational part of her life as well. She was quite competitive, but a good teacher as well, and not only shared her love of sewing, knitting, baking, cooking, playing cards, and sports with her family, but with all she could reach. Mom was a 4-H leader and later the general leader of the Wynyard 4-H Homecraft Club. She played softball, starting in school then into more competitive leagues as an adult, finishing her career playing on the same team as Myrna. Mom loved playing cards and she taught her kids to play; she also taught most of her grandchildren how to play. She always played to win, and when the kids got good enough to start beating her, she taught them a new game. Her garden was her pride and joy. Once again that competitive spirit came out and when the Wynyard Horticulture Club was formed mom was in there like a dirty shirt. She played to win and had her name on the grand champion trophy many times. She didn’t read romance novels, instead she read how to grow better everything, fruits, vegetables and later fruit trees. She instilled in us the love of continual learning. In her later years (retirement), she took on new activities, getting involved in senior games as a planner as well as playing horseshoes, which she won silver at the Canadian National level. Bowling became her winter sport and she travelled many places playing tournaments and even sporting high averages at local clubs for the season. Dancing was always part of Mom’s love of life, and when not out dancing with Dad she was teaching her three kids and later her grandkids how to dance. After Dad was put in the nursing home with his Alzheimer’s, Mom would go out to senior singles dances with her cousins, Jessie and Vicky, and when no one else would dance with them they would dance with each other. Then there was this one guy. He was also involved in senior games planning. They started travelling to meetings together. We knew something was up because Mom started singing and whistling again. Mom and Bill Plewes were married on July 18, 2007. They both enjoyed so many of the same things, including travelling to other countries just to see them, and in the summer hook up to the camper and go see Canada. Major League Baseball games weren’t out of their grasp either. Shortly after they were married, they built a house in Humboldt. In 2017, they sold their house and moved into Caleb Village in Humboldt, and then in June of 2021 moved to Golden Acres Care Home in Wynyard to spend their final days. They both quietly passed on the same day, just 9 hours apart.

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