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-- HeatherJaremko - 10 Nov 2009

Irma smith

Born Born January 14, 1921 at Davidson, Saskatchewan
Died Died April 27, 2006 at Penticton, B.C.
Married Married October 10, 1938 to Rudolph Weisner at Saskatoon, Sask.

Parents:

  • Father:Rodney Smith
  • Mother:Emma Dewey

Children:

  1. Dallas Weisner1939-1964
  2. Dale Weisner1940
  3. Lyn Weisner1943
  4. Myrna Weisner1946
  5. Sandra Weisner?1952
  6. Dennis Weisner?1954
  7. Wendy Weisner?1957
  8. Shelley Weisner?1959

_The Parents of Irma _

The parents of Irma Smith were Rodney Smith and Emma Dewey.

Irma’s Early Years

Irma Hazel Smith was born January 14, 1921 in Davidson. She was the only girl and the fourth child of five born to Rodney and Emma.

Irma Smith and Rudolph Weisner

Irma Smith and Rudolph Weisner were married October 10, 1938 in Saskatoon. They have 8 children: Dallas, Dale, Lynn, Myrna, Sandra, Dennis, Wendy and Shelley. Irma passed away April 27, 2006 in Penticton, B.C. at the age of 85.

Footnotes

Irma and Rudolph ran a store and post office in Clavet, Sask. Irma and Rudy had one of the first farms offering "Farm Vacations", and Irma was President of the "Saskatchewan Farm Vacations" when it was first started. Rudy was on the Meuse School Board of Trustees for 20 years, until the school closed and the children were taken by bus to Kenaston School. In 1939 son Dallas was born in Davidson. In 1940 son Dale was born in Kenaston. In 1943 daughter Lynn was born in Simpson. In 1946 daughter Myrna was born in Davidson. In 1952 daughter Sandra was born in Watrous. In 1954 son Dennis was born in Watrous. In 1957 daughter Wendy was born in Watrous and in 1959 daughter Shelley was born in Imperial. Due to health problems Irma & Rudy moved to Penticton, British Columbia, for 5 years, from 1970-76, at which time they managed the Stardust Motor Inn there, which was owned by brothers Wilf, Chester & Bob. Irma & Rudy's youngest son took over the home farm, and is still there. When they returned in 1976, they came to Clavet and purchased a lot and built a new home. At that time, Miss Jean Campbell was retiring as postmistress, so Rudy became postmaster, with the post office in the garage of the house, til a place could be found for one. In 1981, Rudy's health became so bad that he gave up his position as postmaster, and Susan Yuzik took it over. Rudy passed away in August of that year. Irma still manages the store. During the farming years, Rudy used horses, and had a threshing machine run by a Hart Parr, a tractor with steel wheels, doing neighborhood threshing in the fall. There were many happy memories bundling the children up, and going with horses and sleigh to Rodney & Emma's house. Often there was a sled or toboggan tied behind, that the children took turns riding on. Then came the closed-in vans with a little heater inside, horse driven, and very comfortable. Cars were put up on blocks and not used from November til April, usually. The family was 25 miles from a store, so their canned home-grown vegetables and canned fruit with their own meat, eggs and milk did them. Staples like flour and sugar were purchased in bulk in the fall and they only had to go for the mail, several weeks between mail days. In the early days, until 1956, the family had only a battery radio for entertainment. They got power in 1956 and then, of course, television! The family never had the telephone until after the power, so they had to drive several miles if they needed to use a phone. The whole family liked music, so they made their own entertainment many evenings. The family had a band in 1952 and played for many country school dances, and although the players changed over the years, the band continued until 1981.

Irma & Rudy bought a lot close to the highway in Clavet in 1977, and built a small store and confectionery there. Part of the store was closed off and this became the Post Office. The store was bought under Irma and a daughter, Sandra's name who lived in Calvet, so, using their initials, it was called "I & S Confectioners Inc." It was the only store in Clavet, and being close to the school across the road, it was popular with the children from there too. In 1983 a gas bar was put in beside the store, which was an added convenience for customers!

Obituary for Irma Smith in the Saskatoon StarPhoneix?:-- Weisner - Irma (nee Smith). It is with great sadness that the family of Irma Weisner announce her passing of April 27, 2006 in Penticton, B.C. Regional Hospital at the age of 85 years. Irma was the daughter of the late Rodney & Emma Smith. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudy; son, Dallas; and grandson Devon McBroom?. Irma leaves to mourn her loss, her sons: Dale (Shirley), Kenaston, Sk., Dennis (Vickie), Saskatoon, Sk.; daughters: Lyn (Lorne) Taylor, Clavet, Sk., Myrna (Ken) McBroom?, Bradwell, Sk., Sandra Dean (Dan), Wendy Weisner (Paul), Shelley Weisner (Reg), all of Penticton, B.C. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Irma will be dearly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will be held in The Chapel of the Prairies at Circle Drive Alliance Church, Sasktoon, Sk. on Friday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. with interment in Watrous Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. For those so wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated. Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous in care of arrangements.

Published in the Saskatoon StarPhoneix? from April 29, 2006-May 2, 2006
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