Obituary of Iris Mary Groseth
Iris was born to Sandra and Norman Nicholson on June 13, 1930 and was the youngest of ten siblings. She started grade one at Spruce Dale School, north of Dubuc. In her second school year the family moved to town, where Iris attended school until her graduation. Iris married the love of her life, Lawrence Groseth, on October 20, 1951. Iris and Lawrence raised two children, Daphne and Rodney.
Iris belonged to the UCW, Deborah Rebecca Lodge, and the Dubuc Seniors Centre, where she enjoyed socializing. Throughout her life she worked as a telephone operator, and later worked at the Credit Union until retirement. Iris had great respect for Pieter, who was her manager and friend for many years. She enjoyed special occasions and frequent visits from friends and family, where she could serve her delicious apple pies. Iris was an excellent seamstress and also enjoyed gardening and baking.
After her husband, Lawrence, passed she continued to live on the farm, but eventually moved to Estevan to an apartment. A few years later she then moved to St. Joseph’s Long Term Care, where she received excellent care from the nurses and staff.
Iris is survived by her daughter, Daphne (Neil); grandchildren, Joanne (Bruce), Brent (Chandra), Reid (Breanne); great-grandchildren, Alexis, Clarke, and Carver. Her son, Rodney (June); grandchildren Elizabeth (Kevin); great-grandchildren, Ella and Jordyn; granddaughter Lexa (Cody); great-grandchild, Asher; brother Richard; and sisters-in-law Winnie and Carrie.
Iris will be dearly missed by her children, family, neighbours, and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Doreen Day, Certified Celebrant officiating. Musical selections shared were ‘How Great Thou Art’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Morning Has Broken’ and ‘In The Arms of An Angel’. The eulogy was given by Pieter McNair. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Brent Edstrom, Reid Hedstrom, Kevin Roche, Cody McKenzie and Pieter McNair serving as casket bearers.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Iris Groseth, please visit Tribute Store