Clifford Edward LaBatteSeptember 19, 2017
Clifford Edward LaBatte, late of Weyburn, SK, passed away on September 19, 2017 at the age of 86 years.
Clifford was predeceased by his parents: Edward and Mary Ann LaBatte; brother Richard LaBatte; son-in-law Doug Lanz.
Clifford is survived by his best friend and loving partner, Lila Lanz, his children: Sharon (Dale) Didrick, Blaine (Brenda Lemieux) LaBatte, Lorraine (Ken) Cross, Kevin LaBatte. Donald (Rosalie) Lanz, Cathy (Hartley) Tessier, Karen (Paul) Kuffner; grandchildren: Jeannie (Rick) Taylor, Jamie (Lacey) Didrick, Joni (Marc) Schweitzer, Eleisha (Devin Krumm) Lanz, Tasha (Jed) Lanz-McIntyre, Nathan (Angelea Weigers) Lanz, Brett LaBatte, Chase LaBatte, Trevor (Allison) Lanz, Trina (Shane) Lanz, Tiffany (Matt) Fletcher, Devin (Jaymee) Tessier, Sheena (Ben) Gill, Laken Kuffner, Ashton Kuffner; 32 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Rose LaBatte; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Clifford was born on January 11, 1931 on section 32, Twp 01, range 18, west 2 in the Lake Alma area. He married Beverly Gray on November 19, 1956 and divorced July 1985. He moved to Weyburn with Lila Lanz on October 1, 1995. He attended the Lutheran Church in Weyburn. Clifford belonged to the Elks Club, the Masons, Shriners, Scottish Rites. Throughout his years, Clifford was a hotel owner, farmer, worked in local government and trucking for Sybouts Sodium Sulfate Mine. Clifford had many hobbies including fastball, coaching, umpiring, curling, playing cards, dancing and was a great story teller. He was involved in many other activities such as a reeve and councillor for the RM #9, Mayor of Minton, 20 years on the Radville Hospital Board, and enjoyed debating over politics.
A Service of Remembrance for Clifford was held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Lunch followed the service at McKenna Hall, Weyburn, SK. Interment was held at the Gladmar Cemetery, Gladmar, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Clifford may be made to a charity of your choice.