Alice Roberta “Muriel” Truman
August 16, 1933- April 28, 2017
With family by her side, Muriel passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Redvers Health Care Centre, Redvers, Saskatchewan at the age of 83 years.
Muriel’s memory will forever be cherished by her 5 daughters and their families, Patricia (Steve) Klap and their son Sam; Isabelle (Ken) Ryde and their children, Grant (Ange), Steven and Ashley (Tyler); Beverley (Dave) Zyla and children, Tara (Paddy), Tess (Dan) and Jillian (Adam); Norma Roberts and Shelly (Marv) MacDonald; sisters in law, Gladys Harper and Kay Truman as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Mureil was predeceased by her husband Allan; parents, George and Margret Harper; granddaughter Georgia Klap; step granddaughter Reese Ryde; brothers, Bill, Frank, George and sisters, Ellen Renard, Edna Pickering and Margaret Rose.
Muriel was born on August 16, 1933 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan. She grew up in the Auburton and Wauchope area attending the Arthur and Middleburg schools. In 1950 she married Allan Truman and together they farmed near Wauchope and raised five girls. Muriel was a hard worker and loved the farm life. She could get on a tractor, finish cultivating, haul grain and still get meals organized and kids ready for school. She stayed on the farm after Al’s death in 2003 and reluctantly moved to Manor in December 2013 where she enjoyed life there with her sister Margaret and new neighbours and trips to the casino. She was a long standing member of the Manor Legion women’s Auxiliary and a community reporter for the Redvers Optimist.
Muriel was a kind and generous person with a big heart. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother with a quick sense of humor. She had a love for cats, enjoyed watching sports, especially curling, golf and the Blue Jays.
The Funeral service for Muriel was held on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Manor, SK with Rev. Michelle Moore officiating. Interment took place at the Manor Cemetery. All were welcome to attend the lunch reception following the interment.
In memory of Muriel, memorial donations may be made to the Redvers & District Community Health Care Foundation,PO Box 766 Redvers, SK, S0C 2H0.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Redvers.