Mrs. Loretta Louise Simpson was born in Biggar, SK. on April 20, 1931 to Michael and Kathleen Schwann née Welder the tenth in a family of eleven children.
Loretta married Gordon Simpson on November 16, 1949 in Biggar, SK. Together they farmed northeast of Rosetown where they raised their two daughters Sharon and Susan. In 1990, she and Gordon retired to Rosetown.
Loretta and Gordon enjoyed their time at the lake, golfing and spending winters in the south. She was a lifelong member of Rebekah Lodge. She passed away at Poplar Courts, Wilkie, SK on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 86.
Loretta is survived by her daughters Sharon Burgoyne of Wetaskiwin, AB and Susan (Cameron) Stanek of Rosetown; grandchildren Darren Burgoyne of Grande Prairie, AB, Lana (Derek) Sebastian of Yorkton, SK and Rob (Jo-Anne) Stanek of Rosetown; great-grandchildren Darci (Graham) King, Rebecca Burgoyne, Jessica Burgoyne, Alex Burgoyne, Burke Sebastian, Logan Stanek and Hailey Stanek; sister-in-law Millie Simpson of Rosetown and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her dear husband, Gordon; grandson Dale Burgoyne; her parents; siblings Marion, John, Jacob, Nicholas, Dorothy, Leonard, Anthony, Josephine, Theodore and Lieta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Shanidar Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jo-Ann Hills officiating. Pianist was Brenda Hamilton playing the congregational hymn "How Great Thou Art". Soloist Carmen Ledding "Ave Marie". Audrey Walker and Evelyn O'Shaughnessy attended the register and ushers were Darren Wenzel and Brent Wenzel. Honourary pallbearers were Ken Hillacre, Norman Stevens, Al Linklater, Laurence Mutlow and Lewis LaFayette. Interment followed at Rosetown Cemetery with Terry Bodnarchuk, Larry Wood, Bill Mann, Warren Heatherington, and Jim Crossman acting as pallbearers. Donations in memory of Loretta may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 104-2301 Ave C N, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X5 or a charity of choice.