It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mabel Meikle, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK., at the age of 98 years.
Mabel was predeceased by her parents, Lilian and Fred Elkington; her siblings: Lucy, Everett, Joyce and Howard; her husband, Jack Sawyer, of 49 years; and her sons, Calvin (Cheryl) and Jimmy
She was also predeceased by husbands, Jim Hillhouse
and Keith Meikle; and other members of her extended families.
Mabel will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her daughters, Dianne (Dave) Kashmere and Valerie (Ron) McFarlane, both of White City, SK.; her grandchildren, Jodi Kashmere (Robert McEwan), Brett Kashmere (Astria Suparak), Stacey Kashmere (Matt Dejong), Ryan (Charmaine) McFarlane, Chad (Lesley) McFarlane, and Derek McFarlane; her great-grandchildren, Dagan and Kaden Dejong, Heidi and Ethan McFarlane, and Bailey, Jaxson and Jayme McFarlane; as well as nieces, nephews and long time friends.
Mabel, with her husband Jack, farmed the Sawyer homestead at Langbank, SK., for 29 years before moving to the nearby town of Kipling in 1971, where she lived for 48 years and worked at the Kipling bakery and then Balfour Drugstore until her retirement. Mabel and Jack had a great love of dancing and attended many dances in the community. Mabel enjoyed baking and gardening and was well known for her amazing pies and endless supply of garden produce.
Mabel was an active member of the United Church at both Langbank and Kipling and sang in the church choir, as well as with the 60 Plus Singers. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Kipling Hospital Guild.
The funeral service will be in the Kipling United Church on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. with officiant Marlene Tarr. A time of fellowship with a luncheon will be held following the service.
A special thanks to the staff at the Royal Oaks Care Home for their care and compassion given to Mabel for the past two and a half years. Also thank you to the staff at the Pasqua Hospital for providing care in her final days. Donations in memoriam may be made to the Kipling Integrated Health Centre Long Term Care – Activity Fund, Box 420, Kipling, SK S0G 2S0 or Kipling United Church – Memorial Fund, Box 268, Kipling, SK., S0G 2S0. On-line condolence may be made at tubmanfh.com

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