It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mavis Byford (née: Delahey) aged 88 years of Moose Jaw, SK, on Friday, March 3rd, 2023.
Mavis was born in the Moose Jaw District on July 15th, 1934 to J.R (Reg) and Verna de la Hey. She was predeceased by her parents, and sisters Lois Carter and DeDe Wheatley. Mavis leaves to mourn: her brothers, Art (Liz) Delahey and Jerrold (Barb) Delahey; daughters, Gail (Winston) Ennis and Glenda (Darrell) Crabbe; grandchildren, Brett and Devin (Jessica) Crabbe; great-grandchildren, Jacob Crabbe and Brinley Crabbe; as well as her husband of 36 years, Lorenz Janzen.
Mavis worked in the Ladies’ Wear department of the Moose Jaw Co-op for many years. She was an avid gardener and had her own little greenhouse on their acreage, from which she sold plants to her friends and neighbors. For a number of years Mavis participated in a 10 pin bowling league in Moose Jaw. Later she enjoyed fishing and making sausage out of the game that Lorenz brought home. Mavis loved being a grandmother, coming to Moose Jaw every second week to spend time with the boys, and was thrilled to be GG to Jake and Brinley.
In keeping with Mavis’ wishes, a Private Graveside Ceremony will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, 9 Lancaster Rd, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 1M8. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550