CLARA MARY PUDDELL (née: Sigmeth)
Born at Findlater, SK at SC 15, TP 20, RGE 25, West of 2nd on March 26th, 1924. Heaven welcomed another angel on Thursday August 11th, 2022. Clara passed at The Meadows in Swift Current, SK after a long and fulfilling life of being a school teacher, farmer’s wife, Mom to Carol, Grandma to Aaron and many adopted daughters.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ben in 2008; parents, Anton and Julia Sigmeth (née: Fuchs) from Austria and Hungary; all her 7 siblings and many farm pets. Clara is survived by her daughter, Carol (Randy McFadden); grandson, Aaron; as well as many nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Clara and Ben were married in 1946. Clara started teaching school at South Lake and Elk Head schools and farming in the Tuxford area. She was a long time TOPS member, was associated with the Moose Jaw Exhibition Board, and was a great cook being able to whip up a delicious meal fresh from the garden. She hauled grain from the combine, milked cows, and helped with harvest back to the days of stooking. Anyone could come to her with a problem and she would have a solution. Clara’s hobbies were sewing, crocheting, talking on the telephone, and going to dances with Ben.
Special thanks to all the caregivers at the Meadows in Swift Current.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 22nd, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Wear something blue! Pastor Marvin Seaborg will officiate and a private family interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Abilities Council, 1551 N Railway St W, Swift Current, SK S9H 5G3 in honour of Aaron Matthews. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Sorry, about the passing of your Mom, Clara was a lovely person.as was your Dad. I met you once, when they lived on Crocus Road. I am the youngest daughter of Mary Schick from Tuxford. My thoughts are with you and yours.
Our deepest sympathies Carol, Randy and Aaron on the loss of Clara. I had the pleasure of meeting her sometime ago and loved to listen to her speak about the farm life. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.
I remember your Mom as a kind & caring lady.
She did have a long & productive life. Now she gets to rest along side your Dad. May she Rest In Peace.
Bev McLachlan (MacDonald)
Sorry for your loss, giving you my prayers and love.
Sorry for your loss Carol and Aaron. May you find comfort in your Family and Friends and the many fond memories you have of your time together. Jan Pogorzelec (Janice Rice)
As a young Mounty, I moved to Crocus Road, Moose Jaw, across the street from Clara and Ben, with my pregnant wife. Being from New Brunswick, and our first posting, we were homesick. Clara and Ben immediately befriended us and represented the true spirit of Saskatchewan hospitality, really becoming surrogate grandparents to our two young boys. Our heart felt condolences Carol, Randy and Aaron.