My mother died on the Easter weekend in 1976 and we think of her especially at this time of year.
She was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1924 and met my father (Rudy) when they attended the same two-room schoolhouse.
She was vigorous, fun-loving and a hard worker. They were married in 1946 and for awhile all was well.
Then she began to become ill and eventually she was diagnosed with an aggressive case of multiple sclerosis. She began to limp, her hands shook, and she lost part of her sight.
She fought the disease tenaciously through several pregnancies and increasingly frail health. She remained a loving mother throughout.
She had to go into a home in 1971, at age 47. In April 1976, she was hospitalized for pneumonia and soon after she died, far too early, at age 52. We remember her.