Maisie (West) WightNovember 21, 1921 ~ September 20, 2020 (age 98)
Maisie West Wight - November 21, 1921 – September 20, 2020
Caroline Maisie (West) Wight was born on November 21st, 1921, on the farm north of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, the eighth child of James Richard West and Ruth (Rose) Thompson Spooner.
Maisie was predeceased by her husband Laurie Wight, parents Jim and Rose West, sister Rose and husband Howard Berge, brother Jim and wife Ruth, brother Bill and wife Norma, brother Howard and wife Violet, sister Violet and husband Hart Markusson, brother George, brother Stanley and wife Pene, brother Alan, brother-in-law John Nikkel, sister-in-law Nadga West and very special friend Reg Elliott.
Maisie is lovingly remembered by her son Wendell Wight (Jean), daughters Wanda (Wayne McKenzie), Laurel Wight, Sylvia (Wayne Smith), Melanie Wight, grandchildren Tara (Chris Colpitts), Aaron Wight (Sarah Vickerson) Kyle Wight (Lindsay Hunter), Alan McKenzie (Shannon), Tanya (Don Granger), Tammy McKenzie (Marcel Lanoie), Terry McKenzie (Bill Park), Michael McKenzie (Laura), Jacob Giesbrecht, Maisie Maegan (Ryan Hing), Jeremy Smith (Allison), Christy (Cory Janzen), Carey Smith (Jeanine Kirkham), Renny Smith (Jessica), and Mikaela Wight, twenty-three great-grandchildren, sister Doris Nikkel, brother Bob West, sister-in-law Ann West.
Mom loved and honoured her parents and told many stories of her happy childhood with ten brothers and sisters. She told of picnics and games, dances and concerts in the midst of a depression. The one great sadness was when her brother, George, who had diabetes, died. At eighteen, Mom moved to Winnipeg to attend Success Business College. She worked for a time as Mr. Crawford's secretary at the University of Manitoba, and lived with her friend, Marguerite, and sister Doris in a one room place on Furby St. Through Marguerite, Mom met Laurie Wight, who was in the Air Force, and on August 14th, 1944, they married. After the war, they moved out to his farm at Napinka with their infant son, Wendell. Four daughters, Wanda, Laurel, Sylvia and Melanie were born to them there. Mom was busy in the church with UCW, leading CGIT for fifteen years and teaching Sunday School. She cooked delicious meals, read a great deal, curled, played Scrabble, enjoyed card games, and wrote daily in her diary. Mom and Dad were also foster parents and sponsored children in other countries. Losing dad in 1986 was a huge tragedy, but Mom was one to face adversity with faith and courage. Her whole manner was love and integrity in action. Her regard for truth and her deep sense of fairness and compassion made an impact on us all. Without being intrusive, she was always ready to lend a helping hand. All of her grandchildren loved to spend time with Grandma. Even some of the older great-grandchildren remember happy visits to the farm. My cousin told me that someone at a gathering once lamented about the poor weather and another said, “It doesn't matter, Maisie's coming, and she brings her own sunshine with her.” Mom loved to travel. She and Dad went on many trips and after his death she went on many more with her sisters, friends and her children. She lived on the farm she loved until she was 95, when she moved into the Melita Lodge. She still went out to Victoria, BC with Laurel at the age of 97. In March of 2020, she moved into Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine, and after a stroke earlier in September, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
A private memorial service was held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Napinka Cemetery, Napinka, MB. with Rev. Barb Alston officiating.
Donations in memory of Maisie can be directed to the charity of one's choice.
Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.