Jordis Bender of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 25, 2019 at the age of 91. Jordis was born in Uren, the Central Butte District. She lived on the farm with her parents and brother until she was 18. Striking out on her own to find work, her first jobs were a nanny and house keeper for several families. Working in the hotel in Riverhurst she met her husband Albert, and they had a readymade family, raising two girls and one boy. They then had five children of their own; losing one to pneumonia at 14 months old. She worked her whole life, opening up one of the very first Community Living homes which she ran for 25 years. She treated her residents as family and they dearly loved her and called her “ma”. She retired at age 65. Jordis enjoyed dancing at the Cosmo Centre singles, knitting and crocheting, crossword puzzles, country music and of course watching game shows. She lived at Buffalo Pound Lake for 11 years picking chokecherries and sitting on the front porch looking out at the lake. She then moved to the Bentley for 5 1/2 years and loved it there. She spent the last 2 1/2 years at Providence Place where she was loved by staff for her smile. She never complained and her take on life was never to let anything bother you. She will be sadly missed by her children, Bob (Karen), Natalie (Tom), Blaine (Bonnie) and Paulette (Nick); grandchildren Mandy (Michael), Heather ( Kendrick), Megan (Brodie), Angela, Derek, Scott, Nathan (Desiree), Christopher (Janelle), Avery (Lauren), Caitlin, Jamie, Jesse, Riley, Mick, Eric, Kylie, Brad (Kathy), Tiffany, Janice (Henry); Cheryl, Kenny, Ronnie and Kevin; Proud “GGJo” to Luka, Jonas, Elina, Zoey, Taylor, Ethan, Ian, Sydney, Ryleigh, Haddie, Sophie, Milania, Zeke, Jordyn and Tyler. Jordis is predeceased by her parents; husband Albert; son Benjamin; brother Norman and stepchildren Ronnie, Sharon and Joyce. A Memorial Tea to Celebrate Jordis’ life will be held on Friday August 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Crescent Park Event Centre, 262 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw, SK. Jordis will be laid to rest beside her husband Albert at Sunset Cemetery. For those wishing memorial donations may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle. In living memory of Jordis, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services.
October 29 1927 – August 25 2019
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Jordis Pauline Bender..
Death notice for the town of: Moose Jaw, Province: Saskatchewan