Ada Mae Webb (nee Piercy)
June 14, 1920 – September 21, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Ada Mae Webb (nee Piercy) on Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. at the age of 98 years surrounded by her loving family.
Mom was born on June 14, 1920 in Rosetown, Sask., the only daughter of Charlotte Elizabeth (nee Franklin) (1970) and Benjamin Franklin Piercy (1947. She was the last remaining sibling of eight in the Piercy Family.
Mom attended school in Sovereign, Sask. acquiring her Grade 12. She then went to Normal School in Saskatoon, Sask. and taught school for five years at Sage Brush near Beadle, Sask., and Russelton and Elmont Schools near White Bear, Sask. During her school years, she excelled in ball, curling and skating. She attended C.G.I.T and camp at Wakaw and Lizard Lake, took part in two choirs, and year-end school parties and wiener roasts hosted at the Piercy farm. She was a great curler attending many bonspiels and winning some too!
Mom married Russell Earl Webb of White Bear, Sask. on October 7, 1944 in Saskatoon, Sask., wintering in Richmond, B.C. and working in the canneries for two winters. They resided on the Webb family farm south of White Bear for a total of 12 years during the summer months and in Sovereign for the winters to keep her mom company.
She enjoyed curling, church, choir, Sunday School, and involvement with community functions. In 1957, they purchased the General Store in Sovereign (closing in 1984); acted as assistant post master for 17 years (1967-1984) in Sovereign; was a 76-year member of Order of the Eastern Star of Saskatchewan, Acacia Chapter No. 3, Biggar, and was Worthy Matron at Rosetown No. 64 in 1970. In 1977, Mom developed breast cancer and is a 41-year breast cancer survivor which she was proud to tell you.
Mom loved the cabin (moved up in 1974-2004) at Aquadeo Beach on Jackfish Lake, especially the friend and family gatherings after retirement in 1984, fishing, golfing, playing cards and dominoes, coffee row, visiting, bowling in Rosetown – acquiring several trophies over the years, singing, dancing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She thoroughly enjoyed the many visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She later became an avid sports watcher on TV, spending countless hours with Urla on the phone watching curling and football over the years.
Mom and Dad left Sovereign and moved into Rosetown, Sask. in 1990. They moved to Saskatoon in November 2003 and lived at Scott-Forget High Rise on Louise Street. They took part in all activites and enjoyed their many new and old friends at coffee row at Market Mall every week. Mom continued to visit each week after Dad’s passing. In 2017, Mom moved to Cedar Gardens Assisted Living Home. She was very well looked after and loved her caregivers!
Cherishing Mom’s memory is her family…her daughter, Urla (Bob) Tyler of Biggar, Sask., and their daughters, Raylene (Brad) Marshall, Nathan, Connor, Dylan and Nash of Warman, Sask.; and Melanie (Carey) Tatton, Josh and Cole of Wilkie, Sask.; her daughter, Myrna (Al) Muir of Saskatoon, Sask. and her children, Greg (Blair) Taylor, Morgan and Brody of Shields, Sask.; and Janet (Colin) Tranborg, Bryson and Daniel of Saskatoon, Sask.; step-children, Chris (Catriona) Muir and family of Saskatoon, Sask., and Dana Hunter and family of Calgary, Alta.; and precious nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mom was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Russell Earl (2009); her seven brothers, Elmer (Agnes), Norman (Vida), Raymond (Mary), Harold, Maurice (Eleanor), Robert (Joy), Ronald (Lillian); her brothers and sisters-in-law, Elwood (Ida), Bruce (Alice), Irene (Les) Fox, Iola (Dorius) Dyrland, Kathleen (Irven) Koldingness, Ruby (Noel) McConnell; and her nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon, Sask. Urn Bearer is great-grandson, Nathan Marshall; eulogist, grandson, Greg Taylor; soloist, family friend, Joy McFarlane-Burton; organist, niece, Donna Reddick; Honour Guard, members of Acacia Chapter No. 3, Biggar, Sask. Order of the Eastern Star. Honourary Bearers are all those who shared in Mom’s life. Interment of cremated remains and reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial tributes be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of donor’s choice.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ada Webb 2018..