Virginia Pickard (Petrisor), 86, of Moose Jaw, passed away July 23rd, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born on March 8, 1934 in Avonlea, Sk. Virginia went to school at Capitola School, north of Kayville and High School at Truax. Virginia was an accomplished farmer-partner after marriage in the Crane Valley district until retiring to Moose Jaw in 1996. As a farmer’s wife she helped with everything, from seeding to harvest, priding herself in getting the grain truck unloaded and back in the field in record time. While farming she helped raise two boys, first Blaine and then Mark. After the boys left home she went to work part-time at People’s Jewellery for 12 years, enjoying the staff and meeting people. Virginia always enjoyed entertaining and cooking and nobody left hungry. Above all things she was very proud of her family and their achievements.
Virginia belonged to the Eastern Star Verwood #55, Member of the Minto United Church and local clubs in Crane Valley. She enjoyed curling, dancing, travelling and having flowers in her garden. Virginia was predeceased by her loving husband Mervin in 2005, by sister Sylvia, brother David, father Avram, mother Ecaterina (Catherine),Dan Petrisor, Brothers-in -law Cyril, Sam, Victor, Jack, and Ralph, as well as sisters in law Phyllis, Millie, Dorothy, Evelyn and Oma. , as well as Mervin’s parents Robert and Jane Pickard. She is survived by son Blaine (Moira), granddaughters Hannah, Tess and Caitlyn with great grandchildren Jaxon, Denley and Dacey and son Mark (Patricia), granddaughters Leticia and Courtney. Due to the health restrictions in place, a Private Family Service for Virginia will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s name may be made to The Palliative Care Program c/o Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2 or to The Moose Jaw Minto United Church 1036 7th Avenue NW, Moose Jaw , SK., S6H 4C4. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550