CROW – Delbert

Date of Birth: May 19, 1956

Date of Death: October 27, 2018

CROW – Delbert Crow passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 in Yorkton, Sask. at the age of 62 years, following a brief stay at the Country Meadow unit in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
Delbert Victor Crow was born May 19, 1956 to Leon and Elizabeth (Lemaire) Crow at St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville, Sask.He was a twin to his sister, Denise. He often commented about having two birthday cakes at their birthday celebrations, “They were good!”
Del lived a simple life with family and friend relationships being most important to him.
He had a gentle, kind and polite manner about him. He always said please and thank you, especially for any meal. Del loved food, and it seemed like his stomach was a bottomless pit. He had a sweet tooth with his mother’s homemade cookies being his favourite treat. He had a genuine interest in and concern for others, especially his mother, Betty Crow, whom he dearly loved. He also had a great sense of humour, often taking others by surprise.
Del cherished his close community of friends at “The Rail” - Rail City, where he spent most of his working life. He also enjoyed visiting with many residents and staff at St. Paul Lutheran Home where he attended the Adult Day Wellness Program. He worked at the King George Hotel, the legion and Petrichuk’s for short spells. He also had short work periods in Saskatoon and Rosetown. When the Agri-Park had events, he enjoyed working there and talking to everyone he would meet.
Del grew up on the family farm and always looked forward to any opportunity to visit at his brother Doug’s or the Bisch/Kraushaar farms. He loved nature and the outdoors, and he enjoyed camping or just going to the lake.
He was kind of an old soul who loved old time music, old television programs like the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie, and enjoyed looking through old family photos. Watching movies and going to Millionaires hockey games were two of Delbert’s favourite past times.
Del was a positive, optimistic gentleman who was appreciative of anything that he received from others and the outings that he took. His humility and courtesy inspires us all.
He was predeceased by his father, Leon; grandparents, Albert and Ruth Crow and Victor and Rose Lemaire.
Left to grieve his passing are: his mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Crow; sisters, Denise Nelson (Kelly) and Leona Bisch (Bill); brother, Doug Crow (Danette); and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.
The funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at 10 a.m. from St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church in Melville with Rev. Fr. Andrew Sowa, OMI, as the Celebrant.
The Crow family extends sincere gratitude to the many special people in Del’s life as well as the caregivers with whom he engaged. We especially appreciate the healthcare personnel at Yorkton and District Nursing Care Home for their compassionate care at the end of Delbert’s life.
Arrangements were by Bailey’s Funeral and Cremation Care, Melville.