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Avis Field, late of Weyburn, SK passed away on January 23, 2024 at the age of 86 years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Eileen Rederburg; her husband Leonard Field; and her brother David Rederburg.
Avis is survived by her children: Cathy Field, Jackie (Jesse) Shupe and family: Preston (Mariah) Shupe [Winnie, Wolfgang], Parker Shupe (Kate Andrews), Sasha Shupe (Reid Paterson), Kenton Field (Donna McLeod) and family: Landon Field, Carson Field, Aiden Field and Kallen Field; sister Pat (Cliff) Seidler; brother Neil Rederburg; sister-in-law Jeanette (Everett) Sanville; sisters-in-law, Iris Field and Marlys (Jack) Hooper; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Avis was born in Radville, SK on Dec. 7, 1937. She attended Bird’s Hill School, later known as Lake Alma School. She loved life and people! Her father owned and operated the local Rederburg store where she spent many hours helping out and later working. Upon graduation she moved to Regina where she took a business course at Reliance College of Business and was employed with London Life Insurance until 1962 when she married Leonard Field. Avis and Leonard settled in Lake Alma and enjoyed small town life to its fullest. Avis was a pillar of the community and was involved in many organizations such as: the Lake Alma Recreation Board, the Order of the Royal Purple, the Lake Alma Lutheran Church/ Evangelical Lutheran Women, and the Twilight Theatre. She enjoyed curling and bowling and became the local cake maker and decorator. Avis also worked part-time at the Lake Alma Post office and still found time for all her home cooking, canning, running meals to the field, moving machinery, and driving to get parts.
Avis and Leonard were blessed with three children, Cathy, Jackie and Kenton. Leonard passed suddenly in 1992. Six years later, Avis moved to Weyburn. Avis did not consider this a retirement move but instead an opportunity. Being the social person she was, Avis was quick to find new interests and activities to get involved in. She began working at Second Glance and before long, it became the gathering place for both new and old friends. After Second Glance, she began part-time work at Carlton Cards. Avis also loved to travel and some of her favourite destinations included North Dakota, Minnesota, and California.
One of Avis’ greatest joys was her grandchildren. She was very proud of all their accomplishments and never wanted to miss a thing! Avis was later blessed again with two great grandchildren.
Life changed in 2019 when Avis required Long Term Care. While her family and dear friends will miss her smile, sense of humour, and great sense of adventure, she has left countless, wonderful memories.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to the staff at Midtown andTatagwa View Long Term Care Homes for the care given to Avis the last few years.
A Service of Remembrance was held Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Victoria Mwamasika officiating. Urn Bearer was Kenton Field and Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance. Luncheon was held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK. Interment followed at the Saron Cemetery, Lake Alma, SK.
For those wishing to attend virtually, please follow the live stream video by opening Avis’s memorial page on RD Family Funeral Chapel’s website starting at 10:45 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2024.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Avis may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charity, 1011 University Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0K4 or the Parkinson’s Society of Saskatchewan, #110 B ~ 2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6W2.