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Ada Irene Clarkson

June 18, 2018

Ada Irene Clarkson, late of Stoughton, SK,  passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, June 18, 2018 at the age of 90 years.   

Ada was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Doris Rederburg, husbands Earl Richardson (1963), and K.B. Clarkson (2014); brothers: Alfred (Mary), Clifford and Howard Rederburg; brothers-in-law: Norbert Spohn, Harry and Fred Richardson; sister-in-law Merle (Keith) Wadsworth; and granddaughter Marcie Wolfater.

Ada is survived by her children: Larry Richardson (Albert Beekman), Victoria, BC, Kaye (Brian) Wolfater, Saskatoon, SK, Daryl (Pam) Richardson,  Saskatoon, SK, Eian Richardson, Stoughton, SK; grandchildren: Brent (Tamara) Wolfater, Lee Wolfater, Tara Richardson (Hayden Yip), Drew Richardson (Danielle Altrogge), Julia Raynard (Shawn Tuffnell) and daughter Brielle; great grandchildren: Caera and Cayson Wolfater; sister Marion Spohn; sisters-in-law: Florence and Mary Lynn Rederburg, Mary Richardson.

Ada was born April 7, 1928 in Benson, SK.  She attended school in Benson, worked in Regina for two years before her marriage to Earl Richardson in 1950.  Ada and Earl settled in Stoughton and had four children. After Earl's passing in 1963, Ada raised her children on her own until she married Bernard Clarkson in 1966.  Ada and Bernard were blessed with a partnership which lasted 48 years. 

Ada was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion, the UCW, and a Sunday School teacher.  Ada remained active in her church until the closing months of her life.

A Funeral Service for Ada was held Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton, SK with Reverend Elizabeth Goodson officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.  Active Pallbearers were:  Al Bookman, Brent Wolfater, Lee Wolfater, Drew Richardson, Brian Rederburg and Hayden Yip.  Interment was held at Stoughton Cemetery, Stoughton, SK with a luncheon following at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 133, Stoughton, SK.

For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Ada may be made Stoughton Grace United Church, 216 Main Street, Stoughton, SK, S0G 4T0.


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