Margaret Velma (McLeod) Hale
December 30, 1920 ~ December 1, 2016
Velma passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband and family on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the age 95 years. She was born on the family farm south of Kisbey, the third daughter of Dan & Emma McLeod, and grew up working with her parents & attending school at Morrisview. Upon his return from overseas, she married her fiancé Albert Hale on July 3rd, 1946. Together they bought the McLeod farm, raising two sons and a daughter there before moving to Kisbey in 1981. For the next 35 years she enjoyed semi-retirement; continuing to be involved in farm activities, and in church, U.C.W, museum, and countless other community & family events, until the need for more health care necessitated a move to Hill Top Manor in Weyburn 2 years ago. Predeceased by her parents, parents in law, two sisters, four brothers in law, a granddaughter and two nephews. Velma leaves to treasure her memory her husband of 70 years, Albert; sons, Grant (Marilyn) Hale, Bert (Mauraine) Hale, and daughter, Hazel (David) Tanner. Also remembering her with love are five granddaughters; Laureen (Wes) Labrash, Darcee (Troy) Demmans, Sheila (Travis) Keisig, Nicole (Dwayne) Eberle, Chantelle (Jason) Carlberg and two grandsons; Colin (Jennifer) Tanner and Jason (Jesse) Hale, whose families make eighteen little (& not so little) ones who knew and loved their great grandma- Ryley (Ashley) Demmans, Braden Demmans, Shannara & Sharlize Keisig, Destin & Jordan Eberle, Justin Labrash, Marissa & Regan Carlberg, Rayne, Austin, Sydney, Luke & Levi Tanner, and Lila, Cooper, Easton and Nate Hale. Velma will be missed also by two sisters in law, Mildred Hagel & Eunice Winters; her only remaining cousin Illa Beggs, and ten nieces and nephews & their families. A celebration of Velma’s life was held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kisbey United Church, Kisbey, Saskatchewan with Reverend Koshy David officiating. Interment followed in Percy Cemetery, Kisbey, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made, if you so wish, to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada 85 Plymouth St Suite 100 Ottawa, ON K1S 3G2 or to a local charity of your choice.
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Arrangements under the direction of
Orsted-Carlyle Funeral Home