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Mabel Michael

October 15, 1930 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 90)

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A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Mabel Michael. Mabel was born October 15, 1930 on the family farm. She was the second of four children, and the only daughter, born to Alfred and Ida (Grace)(Eckhardt) Allin. She was raised on the family farm in the Crescent District and attended school at Hilltop until Grade 8 when her help was needed at home to look after her younger siblings when her mom was ill. She quickly became her dad’s ‘right hand’ spending many hours helping him.

On October 5, 1951 she married the love of her life, Jack Michael. Together they had five children: Derry, Donna, Marlene, Elaine, and Joann. Mabel worked alongside Jack on their farm. When mom wasn’t milking cows, she was busy in her large vegetable garden, flower beds, tending to the other chores on the farm and in the kitchen making homemade bread and buns, cooking meals, and baking brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Mom always said while the kids were growing up she had to count noses before she set her table as there were always extras. If she had a dollar for every plate she set on her table over the years, she would have been a millionaire! Even with the hectic schedule of the farm work, gardening and homemaking, there was always time to make sure the kids were involved in activities whether it was 4-H, music, or sports.

In her ‘spare’ time mom loved to sew. Not only did she sew for her family, but she also taught sewing classes. Mom was very skilled with her sewing machine sewing clothes and making quilts for the family, and many Halloween costumes, grad dresses, bridesmaid dresses and any crafting trend that came along making numerous Timeout Dolls, Care Bears, jester toques, and beading and sewing moccasins and leather mitts. If it could be made, she could do it.

Mom was never idle. When she was relaxing you would always find her knitting, crocheting, or embroidering, creating gifts that we all can now cherish. It never failed that there would also be a book or magazine that she was reading beside her chair.

Mom was also involved in and held various positions through the years with the Hilltop and Crescent Ladies Clubs and the Hilltop Curling Rink making lasting friendships in the communities.

Mom maintained her home on the farm until 2012 when she moved onto Jubilee Crescent; however, she still went to the farm every week to get on the garden tractor and mow the lawn as long as she was able. In 2017 she moved in with Donna where she remained until her passing.

Mom passed peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2021 after a very brief hospital stay.

Family was the most important thing for mom and she couldn’t wait until she could have her whole family together again. She wanted a ‘’re-do” of her 90th birthday with all of the kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Her quick wit and positive outlook will be terribly missed.

Mabel was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Grace Allin, her parents-in-law Frank and Olive Michael, her daughter Elaine, and her beloved husband of 60 years, Jack.

Mabel leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her son Derry and his children: Jade (Mike) and their children Cash and Iris, Shaun (Dakota) and their children Oaklen and Ace, and Kelly (Carolina); her daughter Donna; her daughter Marlene (Rick) and their children: Corey and her children Katelyn, Connor and Matthew, Shannon (Gary), and Brad (Lesleigh) and their children Charleigh and Finnley; Elaine’s children: Kirsten (Brandyn) and their daughter Gracyn, Kylie (Kevin) and their children Danica and Declan, and Kole (Lisa); her daughter Joann (Rick) and their children: Dustin (Skye) and Mike (Haley) and their daughter Brielle.

 Due to Covid 19 restrictions a memorial service will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations in Mabel's name may be made to the Yorkton SPCA.

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