The family sadly announce the passing of a loving sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother Emily Duke on June 29, 2016 at Oliver Lodge. Emily was born at home on the farm near Jedburgh, Sk. On September 11, 1918.Left to mourn her passing is her younger sister Auldene Harkema. Her children and their spouses Brenda Duke, Judy [John] Labuckas, Arnold [deceased] Ronda Duke, Bob [Cori] Duke, Margaret [Hank] Kasumovic, Lorna [Hugh] Lawson, Steve [Linda] Duke, Kevin Duke, 14 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Emily was predeceased by her husband of 63 years William [Bill] Duke in 2003, son Arnold Duke in 2007 and son-in-law Art Cowan in 1992 also sisters Julia, Anna, Lorraine and brothers Harry and Bob. lt was Mom’s wish that there be no funeral. ln lieu of flowers donations to Oliver Lodge or the Alzheimers Society Saskatoon would be greatly appreciated. A very special thank you to all the nurses, care aides and staff of Oliver Lodge South that went above and beyond what was expected in the care of our Dear mother. Thank you for the care, compassion and above all the respect you all showed to our mother during her almost 1 year stay with you. A special thanks to Heather Kootes for the time and help with everything especially on the last day. Arrangements in care of DALMENY FUNERAL HOME (306-254-2022).