Doris Lucille McLeod (Scott), late of Weyburn, passed away on November 8, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cameron Earl McLeod; two children in infancy, Mark and Mary; eldest son Dwight; grandson Terry; parents, Lloyd and Fannie (Peters) Scott; sisters, Vivian (Albert) Knutson, Vera (Carol) Thorn, Iris (Vic) Keep, and Pearl (Frank) Kronberger; brothers, Lyle (Laura) Scott, Orville Scott, Evans (Kay) Scott, Earl (Jean) Scott, LaMoyne (Erna) Scott, Eldon (Louise) Scott and Leverne Scott.
Doris is survived by her children, Christine (Omer) Marcotte of Weyburn, SK, Tom (Darlene) McLeod of Martinsville, SK, Elton (Darla) McLeod of Regina, SK, Veronica (Glenn) Fradette of Regina, SK, Kelly (Kathleen Handford) McLeod of Regina, SK; daughter-in-law, Bonnie McLeod of Edson, AB; 17 grandchildren, Shelly (Wayne) Horvath, Theresa (Jason) Stepp, Blake (Jamie) Marcotte, Wanda (Jeff) Humphries, Jonathon (Carly) Marcotte, Patricia (Jonathan) Barchuk, Riley (Taryn) McLeod, Melissa (Justin) Saulnier, Mandy (Maciej) Kostrzewa, Alana (Dustin Desnoyers) McLeod, Laura McLeod, Rebecca, Patrice Fradette, Dylan, Eric, Amy McLeod, Malina Handford; 18 great-grandchildren, Michael Marcotte, Tristen and Teagan Horvath, Myles and Gage Stepp, Everett and Bentleigh Marcotte, Cooper, Jakson and Jessie Humphries, Chloe and Joni Marcotte, Lia-Rain, Aurora and Jaycelynn McLeod, Davin Saulnier, Molly Kostrzewa, Kane Desnoyers; sisters-in-law, Arlene McLeod and June Scott.
One of twelve children and the youngest daughter of Lloyd and Fannie (Peters) Scott, Doris Lucille Scott was born on October 26, 1925 in Edgeworth, Saskatchewan. After attending school in Edgeworth, Doris earned her teaching certificate from Normal School in Regina. In 1946, she started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Maxim, Saskatchewan. It was there that she met Cameron Earl McLeod and on July 10, 1949, they were married. Cameron and Doris spent 44 years in the community of Maxim, raising six children and running a mixed farming operation. Once children arrived, Doris left teaching to be a full-time, stay-at-home mother. She dedicated her life to raising her children and to making a home for her family. When she wasn’t cooking, baking, cleaning, gardening, milking, feeding the animals, Doris was busy piecing together treasured quilts for each of her children, sewing clothes, knitting and crocheting. In 1993, Cameron and Doris sold their farm and retired to Weyburn.
Even in retirement, Doris never slowed down. She continued to sew, cook, bake and as always took pride in a clean home. Doris dedicated her life to her husband and children and asked for very little in return. When she moved to Parkway Lodge in Weyburn, she was finally able to take a well-deserved rest. She continued to have a sharp wit, shared many stories of her life as a young girl growing up in rural Saskatchewan and of her life in Maxim. During her time at Parkway Lodge, Doris enjoyed visits from family, especially when family gathered to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.
A Funeral Service was held on Friday, November15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. Luncheon was held at Wheatland Senior Centre, Weyburn, SK with interment following at Maxim Cemetery, Maxim, SK.
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