February 23, 1918 - April 27, 2007

Mrs. Jean Connick aged 89 years of Gull Lake , Saskatchewan passed away peacefully at her home in Gull Lake , Saskatchewan on Friday, April 27, 2007.

She was born on the family homestead north east of Gull Lake , Saskatchewan on February 23, 1918. Her family moved to Gull Lake when Jean was six years old and she received her education at Gull Lake School . She enjoyed singing and playing guitar and performed with a friend at concerts and on the radio. She married Loren Connick on June 30, 1940 at Medicine Hat , Alberta , and shortly after they moved to the farm south of Gull Lake . Jean worked alongside Loren as part of a team doing farm work and raising their family. Mr. and Mrs. Connick built a home and moved into Gull Lake in 1977. She was a very active member of the Golden Sheaf Homemakers Club, hosting her last quilt making this past winter. Jean was a member of the Eastern Star and received her 60 year pin. She held several local and provincial positions with both the Homemakers Club and with Eastern Star. Through the 1950ís and early 60ís she was involved as a 4H leader and was an accomplished seamstress. For a few years she traveled to different communities with Coylia Broberg giving sewing lessons. Jean always had fun doing the things she was involved with. She helped edit and coordinate the Rippling Memories and Gull Lake History Books. She was a great historian and did a great deal of research on family and local history. She was involved in the 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial celebrations and just last year spoke at the Annual Old Timers celebrations about Gull Lake history. She had a passion for connecting with family past and present. In 1966 she traveled to Norway to visit her Norwegian family. She formed relationships there that she continued to nurture the remainder of her life. She was a member of Knox United Church and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. The most important part of her life was her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Loren in June of 1999, her parents John and Carrie Dahlen, her brother Melvin in infancy, her older sister Eunice Salberg and her younger brother Ken.

She is survived by her son Don (Norma) of Gull Lake, granddaughter Erin (Brad Wolfater) and great granddaughter Morganne of Saskatoon, granddaughter Krista (Craig Todd) of Tompkins; her son Ken (Betty) of Saskatoon, granddaughters Marjorie McDermott (Tom) of Calgary and Sherry Jorgenson (Gerry) and great granddaughter Avery of Edmonton; her daughter Jane Martin (Earl) of Calgary, grandsons Brian (Jennifer) of New York City, David (Marsha Quartero) of Calgary and Ron of Calgary, as well as by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, May 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church in Gull Lake with Reverend Bev Diduck officiating. Grandchildren Erin Connick, Brian Martin and Marjorie McDermott presented the eulogy. Musicians were Millie Spagrud, Nora Rudolph and King Gin. Ushers were Howard Wedrick, Cheryl Henry and Faye Logan. Members of the Eastern Star attended and formed a guard of honor. Interment took place at Gull Lake Cemetery at Gull Lake. Binkley's Funeral Service of Shaunavon ( was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Dale Connick, Brian Broberg, Ernie Sommer, Marvin Morvik, Ronald Broberg and Ron Wedrick.



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