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SOANES, Doris - September 3, 1932 - April 22, 2017 Our dear mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully at Melfort Union Hospital, surrounded by her family, on April 22, 2017. Doris was the oldest of five children and was raised on the family farm at Thaxted where she worked hard alongside her mother doing chores. In 1951, she married Ken Soanes and they purchased a home just down the road from the Thaxted School. In time, Doris and Ken moved a home into the Minto Park area of Melfort, where they raised their five children. Doris worked at Pearit's Bakery and Taste Rite Bakery, prior to working 18 years in Housekeeping at Melfort Union Hospital. After her husband passed away in 2003, Doris moved into the Legion Place in Melfort, where she became very active with her friends and her church. She is survived by her five children: Gilbert (Flo) of Saskatoon, Kathy (Doug) of Leask, Charlotte (Jim) of Saskatoon, Christina (Denis) of Moose Jaw, and Nanette (Darren) of Regina; her grandchildren: Jared (Shelagh), Brett (Savannah), Justin (Anna), Stephanie (Jason), Jordan (Melissa), Curtis, Jeremy (Catelyn), Chad, Jessica, Mikayla, Kalan, Kaden, Ethan and Paige; as well as her great-grandchildren: Fyn, Sky, Hunter, Wyatt, Dakota, Rylan, Isabel, and Kolt. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory, her siblings: Lorne, Cleo (Maureen), and Doreen (Reg); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was pre-deceased by her husband, Ken, her parents Myrtle and Leonard Hunter, her in-laws Charlie and Margaret Soanes, as well as her sister and brother-in-law Kathleen and Joe Lukowski and her daughter-in-law Julie Soanes. A funeral service was held at the Salvation Army Citadel in Melfort on April 27, 2017, followed by an interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army Citadel in Melfort or Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Melfort Funeral Home LTD.
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