Muriel Edith Hallett
It is with great sadness that the family of Muriel Edith Hallett (née: Brown) announce her passing on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Muriel was born April 19th, 1929 to Malcolm (Scotty) and Edith Brown. Born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK Muriel was the oldest of 13 children. She lived her entire life in Moose Jaw except for a couple of years when she moved her family to Brandon, Manitoba. Her heart brought her back home and Moose Jaw is where she stayed.
Muriel was an avid sports fan. Hockey was absolutely #1 to her with her favorite NHL team being Toronto Maple Leafs. A fan of the Moose Jaw Warriors, Muriel loved when she had the opportunity to attend a game. However, not to miss out, she listened to every game they played on her radio. She also cheered for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. She loved to cook, bake buns, cinnamon buns and cookies. All were awesome and for all to enjoy. Muriel made Care Bears/Dolls-of-the-World/Cars & Airplanes Tri-Chem (liquid embroidering) quilts for all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many, many others fortunate enough to receive one of these treasures. She also made blue jean quilts for her family and friends. She got into knitting and never stopped making afghans, dish cloths and hand-towels to hang on the stove. Muriel also enjoyed reading, word searches and a special favorite was 1000 – 1500 piece jigsaw puzzles. She belonged to the 5 Pin Slow Boat Bowling League for many years. She loved going to Bingo with her sisters Ruth and Bonnie. She was a proud member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for many years. We as a family helped her celebrate the big milestones in her life, such as her 65th, 75th, 80th, 85th and 90th birthdays, having come and go teas or big parties for which she really enjoyed.
She was predeceased by her parents, Malcolm (Scotty) and Edith Brown; sons, Terry Hallett and Larry Phillips; sons-in-law, Ron Regush and Vince Whitfield; daughter-in-law, Dot Phillips; brothers, Walter and Gord Brown; and brothers-in-laws Eddy Kober and Vern Ritchie. Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her children: Carole Regush, Clifford Phillips, Rae McMahon (Greg), Brenda Whitfield, Lorrie Zinn (Roy), Robin Claffey (Dave), Kenda Caron (Ray), Kerry Phillips (Cecile), Kirby Phillips (Kathy), Katrina Dunbar (Rob), and Kenric Phillips (Rhonda); 43 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters: Ruth Kober, Elsie McNeilly (Ivan), Colin Brown (Grace), Mary Ritchie, Mic Brown (Lynn), Jim Brown, Bonnie Gruell (Earl), Rod Brown (Bonnie), Heather McMillan (David), and Buck Brown (Cheryl); as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and Home Care. Special Thank You to Mom’s family doctor – Dr. Sanderson and all her caregivers, with an extra-thanks to PJ.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Family Service will be held and interment will take place at Sunset Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, Unit 26 – 1738 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 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