Mildred Olena Watkinson
With sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Mildred Olena Watkinson (née: Ellingson) on Monday, March 15th, 2021. Born at Darmody, SK on September 26th, 1931, Mildred attended school at Jefferson, completed secretarial school in Moose Jaw, and worked two years at CHAB before settling on the farm with Bob where they raised their children on the family homestead. Together they enjoyed their family, friends and travelling. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Bob; infant daughter, Cheryl; parents, Roy and Christine; and brother, Merv. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Ann Beck (Neal); son, Roy Watkinson; daughter, Deb Franks (Eugene); son, Rob Watkinson (Joan Taves); grandsons, Devin and Cory Beck; grandsons, Jeremy and Michael Franks; granddaughter, Rachelle Imam (née Franks); grandson, Tyler Watkinson; granddaughters, Kristin Salamon (née Watkinson) and Amber Watkinson; great-grandchildren: Skie, Thuy, Seth, Athena, Briar, Mat, Katya, Petra, Idris, Irelyn, Marley, Millar, Bentley, Levi, and Ella; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Private Family Interment will be held to honour Mildred. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
I am so sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. For many years she was a client of mine (for her feet) and I always enjoyed our visits together. She was a real sweetheart and I will miss her. My condolences to the family.
Mildred will be missed, here, at the Mulberry. I found her to be very
We are so very sad to hear about Mildred. We recall many happy times at the farm, and the wonderful neighbor and friend she was to our parents. Our hearts go out to all of the family.
Dear Ann, Deb and Rob and families; My deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother; Mildred was a beautiful and kind lady and I was proud to call her my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
Eternal memory to a fine and compassionate lady, a very nice neighbor to our parents when we all still had family farms. Condolences to the family!
Mrs. Watkinson was a nice lady and I want to thank her for being our school bus driver. Deepest condolences to Anne, Roy, Deb and Rob.
Sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. She was a dear friend to all our family and a positive force in our community. She will be missed. Love and hugs to all the family
My sincere condolences to all of the family. Mildred was a kind lady who always had a quick smile for everyone. She will be missed, Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Saddened to hear of my godmothers passing. On behalf of the Vevang family thoughts are with you all . Greg
My condolences to Mildred’s family, we were good friends and played crib together at the Legion until I moved from her area. I will miss our phone calls although they were not many. She was a dear friend. Prayers to all.
Deepest sympathies go out to all of the Watkinson family, She was a great lady.
Leonhart and Karen Christmann and family.
Sincere condolences to all of Mildred’s Family. May all of your fond memories bring you comfort. Hugs and prayers.
Dear Ann, sending my love in honour of such a wonderful lady. I first met your mom when you came to live in my parents’ suite in Chaplin. Later in years, I enjoyed her company at church.
With love and respect,
Perri (Scandrett) Thomas
Thank you so much! I often think of the wonderful time I had with your family while I was teaching …remember making your Mom’s birthday cake in my suite?
Thinking of you at this time of Mildred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the Lewchak family.
Our condolences to the Watkinson family on Mildred’s passing.
Barry and Joanne Berg
Condolences to all of Mildred’s family. Fond memories of good times at the farm. A good neighbour to our parents when they all lived at the Bentley. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Mildred’s Family,
I always had great respect for Mr and Mrs Watkinson and enjoyed visits, though infrequent over the years. I know that you will miss your Mom and Grandma. I also know that you have many memories. May her angel wings surround you with comfort and also know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie (nee Mattus) and Brian Billay
Mildred was an ever-present figure as I grew up. I sometimes was able to catch a chat with her when I visited SK after I left the area. She always said hello with a big smile. Mildred is one of the last standing of her generation–and what an incredible gang! Sympathy to Ann, Deb, Rob, and Roy and their families.
My condolences to Mildred’s family. Mildred was a wonderful person and a blessing to many people. We will miss you Mildred. Rest in peace.
We are to hear of your moms passing ,we always enjoyed her ! She had a smile that brightens your day. You will live in all good memories!