With sadness, love, and profound gratitude, we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend, Cyril Downton. Cyril was born on April 24th, 1927 in Mortlach, SK. On April 20th, 2023 Cyril made the journey to reunite with Florence for a long awaited twirl around the dance floor, in Heaven. We can hear all their favourite music playing from here.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Bobier/Downton (1982); his wife most lovingly, Florence Downton (2019); son, Kelvin Downton (1982); daughter, Glenda Downton (1958); daughter-in-law, Judy Downton; son, Edwin Ferguson; brother, Ed Downton (1996); granddaughter, Patty Flahr (2015); brother, Stanley Downton (1971); sister, Marge Sherman (2012); and his parents, Charles Henry Downton (1968) and Jane Nee Savage/Downton (1978). Cyril was survived by: Stephen (Diane), Randy (Shirlanne), Glenn (Jo-ann), Darrell, Terry (Danie), Carol (Kurt), Audrey, Donna (wife of Edwin), and Bill; as well as 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Cyril was born in Mortlach and was raised on the family farm, in Eastleigh, SK. He spent his days working on the farm. He moved back to Mortlach in 1959 and lived in Mortlach to raise his family. In the winters, Cyril worked at the curling rink and skating rink. When he retired from farming, he started working for Besant Provincial Park. He met the love of his life, Florence in Moose Jaw, SK at a singles dance shortly thereafter. From there, they never stopped dancing. Together, Cyril and Florence enjoyed many things like Amway, garage sales, antiques, and Meals on Wheels. They made many friends at the Legion and Eagles, too. Cyril had almost 96 wonderful years on this earth and spent those years enjoying the people around him. He loved to love people. In the later years of his life, Cyril made sure to keep his family and friends close whether it was in person, by phone, on Facebook, and even by video chat. He never let technology impair his ability to connect with people.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Providence Place, Crescent Park Retirement Villa, and Extendicare for their care and compassion shown to Cyril throughout the years. Additionally, even though he had a number of caring people in his life, Carol and Kurt always went above and beyond for Cyril.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Reverend Deacon Arleen Champion will officiate and interment will take place in Sunset Cemetery at a later date. Those not able to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Cyril’s name may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59, 268 High St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0C4 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Carol, Kurt and family, sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you.
Carole and Lorrie
Condolences to Steve, Randy, Glenn, Darrell, Terry, and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Linda and family.
I am so sorry to read this news. I knew Cyril and Flo years ago, they loved the song by Ann Murray, Can I have this dance. When they came in, we would always play it for them. They were the nicest couple. I enjoyed sitting with them and chatting. Rest in peace…and I agree he will be twirling Flo around the floors in heaven. My condolences to his family and friends.
so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man we both admired and respected in mj . Cyril and Flo were admired by all who met them . they were great friends with my Aunt as she didnt have any family in mj or any children anywhere. so the Downtons made her happy and spent lots of happy moments with each other. Rest in Peace Cyril from Rod @ Bonnie
My grandpa is in Heaven with our Lord and Saviour happy as can be. It is a sad time for our family as he will be missed, but he finished the race well. I will remember him with Grandma Flo, always in good spirits, enjoying life to its fullest.
God will be saying “well done good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:23
Condolences to Darrell, Terry, Glenn and families- he was a kind man and remember him supportive of us kids at sports events and at every rink game. Thinking of you’s.
Cyril was a sweet man. I enjoyed visiting with him and Flo at the COOP cafeteria at their Yard sales, & Providence Place. He and Flo knew my Mom ( Jean Cropp , Flo knew my folks from Mossbank/Mitchelton baseball games )and were great friends with Irene Gaudaur another mutual friend. ( they had known her for many years)I think they knew half of the people that went to the Coop for coffee ! They also gave many rides to people that no longer drove and helped many that way.And they knew so many more from all their garage sales.They were devoted to each other that was so clear to everyone that knew them. After Covid hit I would call and chat with Cyril and share some corny clean joke I had read..he loved corny jokes. I was able to watch his service online and it was very nice. He will be missed by so many people in the Moose Jaw area..May good memories give you comfort .