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Elsie Maguire

1923 - 2021


The family of the late Elsie Maguire age 97 sadly announce her passing on March 11, 2021 at St. Paul's Lutheran Home in Melville, SK.

A Memorial Service for Elsie will be held on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yorkton, SK with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating.  Interment to follow in Yorkton Memorial Garden's. 

The service will be live streamed starting at 1:55 pm

Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Home, Melville SK .

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Elsie Agnes Maguire (nee Baumung) passed away peacefully on the evening of Thursday, March 11, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Care Home in Melville, SK. Elsie was born on November 18, 1923, the daughter of Frederick and Karolina (nee Miller) Baumung at Zorra, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the family farm and received her education up to Grade 8 in Zorra school, where she excelled. She completed her Grade 10 via correspondence.

Elsie was confirmed in the Clova Church. She sang in the choir and taught Sunday school in Zorra Church. On July 22, 1953, Elsie married Harvey Maguire at Zorra Church, SK. Harvey worked as an elevator agent and they moved several times with his job. In 1965 Harvey was hired on at IMC Potash Mine and the family moved to Churchbridge, SK. In 1966 Elsie and Harvey built their own home and raised their family of four children, Dale, Doug, Grant and Karen.

Elsie enjoyed cooking and baking and was especially appreciated for her cabbage rolls, kuchen, fudge cake, puffed wheat, bread and buns, among many others. Elsie developed her love of reading early in her life and was a voracious reader her entire life. She also enjoyed gardening, solving crossword puzzles and doing jigsaw puzzles.

She was a member of the congregation of Concordia Lutheran Church in Churchbridge. She also taught Sunday School there.

Elsie remained in her home until 2017 when health issues necessitated her move to St. Paul Lutheran Care Home in Melville, SK.  Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Harvey, her son, Dale; her parents, Frederick and Karolina “Lena” Baumung; two brothers, Ed and Fred; sister Minnie and her husband Bill Deederly; her parents-in-law, Jeremiah “Miah” and Gladys Maguire; brothers-in-law, Burrell Maguire, Bruce Maguire and his wife Florence, sister-in-law Ethel and her husband Albert Cottenie. Elsie is survived by her children, Doug (Deb), Grant (Kim) and Karen; her grandchildren, Dallas and Andrea (Corey), Kelly (Rebecca), Kaleigh (Eric), Karter (Morgan), Christopher; her great-grandchildren, Dylan (Jessie), Brennyn, Darian, Makayla, Savannah, Rayne, Presley, Alexis, Isabella and Autumn; her great-great grandchildren Wyatt and Luke; her sister, Ellen; brothers George and Art; her sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Gary) and Irma; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Elsie's family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Roodt and staff, Tina and the other staff who delivered care to her in her home and all the wonderful staff of Whitmire Lane Unit of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, SK for their loving care. Finally, thank you to all who touched Elsie's life with love and caring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elsie’s name to Whitmire Lane Unit of St. Paul’s Lutheran Home, 100 Heritage Dr, Melville, SK, S0A 2P0.

Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Christie’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.


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Ron and Leslie Bushman

March 17, 2021 3:04 PM
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Susan Miller

March 16, 2021 6:39 PM

With our sincere sympathy to the Maguire family. Harvey and Susan Miller

Jan Race

March 16, 2021 5:50 PM

Deepest sympathy to the family.
Jan Race(Fiola)

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March 16, 2021 1:39 PM

Sending my deepest condolences to the Maguire family 

Kathleen Haugen

March 16, 2021 9:27 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May happy memories make your loss easier to bear. Love, Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Gary

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