It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Louise Backmeier on June 3, 2022, at the age of 82, formerly of Goodsoil, SK.
Left to cherish her memory is her son Tony Backmeier, her daughters Mary (Eric) Wittenberg, Betty (Albert) LaRocque, Debora (Rob) Bernard, her grandchildren; Lance and Samuel LaRocque, Tara and Curtis (Taraleigh) Wittenberg, Shawn (Geena) Hill and Candace (Mike) Armitage, 4 great grandchildren; Jason and Elric Wittenberg, Madison and Wyatt Armitage, 2 brothers; Fred and Andrew Lauzon; 2 sisters: Irene Smith and Caroline MacDonald as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Jerome Backmeier, parents Amedee and Elizabeth Lauzon, brother William Lauzon and sister Rose Murray.
Louise was born on the farm in Lake Lenore, SK. She was the oldest of seven children. She married Jerome Backmeier in 1959. In February 1962, Louise and Jerome moved to Goodsoil, SK where they had purchased a farm. There she raised her 4 children, Tony, Mary, Betty, and Debora. As a farmer’s wife, she assisted her spouse in all aspects of farming. She found time to enjoy cooking, canning, gardening and as well at trying her hand at raising variety of animals including a racoon, goats, peacocks, and pheasants.
In 2003, when Louise and Jerome retired from farming, they bought a house in Goodsoil, SK. Louise enjoyed fishing, helping her neighbours and working with the Catholic Women’s League and the Goodsoil Senior’s club. Never one to be idle, she had a garden and flower beds, crocheted, had a variety of sewing projects, and enjoyed building puzzles and playing cards with her friends.
In February 2022, Louise moved to Edmonton to be closer to family. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Many thanks to family and friends who kept in touch and supported her over the years, especially during the pandemic when families were not always able to get together.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Goodsoil, SK on June 11, 2022, at 2:00 PM.
Serenity Funeral Service – South
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