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Verne Heggstrom

HEGGSTROM, Verne - November 29, 1943 - August 21, 2017 My dad was born in Kinistino, SK on November 29, 1943 to Ed and Louella. He grew up in Kinistino where he met the love of his life, Donna. They were married on July 21, 1967 and celebrated their 50th Anniversary this summer surrounded by family and friends. My brother Jami and I were his whole world; whether he was watching hockey, ball or pulling us behind the boat, he was always his happiest. My Dad worked as a power engineer and at the time of his retirement he was employed with Dairyworld. His three grandchildren were his pride and joy. He loved golfing with Erikk and watching him play soccer; he loved laughing with Hannah and watching her swim; he loved watching Georgia play hockey and doing crossword puzzles with her. Grandpa always had time for an ice cream treat and time for a hug. My Dad loved to golf and spent many days on the golf course where he made many friends. In January, my dad was diagnosed with sarcoma which he battled and lost his arm in April. He came out of that surgery like a trooper with the most positive outlook on life. In July, we found out that the sarcoma had taken over his lungs. Even though my Dad fought as hard as he could, it wasnít enough. We said our goodbyes and watched my Dad peacefully go to my brother. Holding his memories close are his wife of 50 years, Donna, his daughter Lori, son-in-law Caleb and his 3 grandchildren, Erikk, Hannah and Georgia. His brother-in-law Russell Wall, sister-in-law Gail and Ray Graves, brother-in-law Murray and Mavis Wall, sister-in-law Marlene and Leonard Beal, sister-in-law Kathryn and Perry Carswell, and several special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Jami, his sister Doris, his parents Ed and Louella, his mother and father-in-law Elva and Mosie. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Graham, who has been so amazing through all of this. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Paulís Hospital Palliative Care Unit. As per my dadís wishes, there will be no funeral service. Please feel free to stop by and visit my mom. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paulís Hospital (St. Paulís Hospital Foundation, 1702 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK, Condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements have been entrusted to PRAIRIE VIEW CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM (306) 242-788413205158
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