Elizabeth (Betty) Baragar

Baragar, Elizabeth (Betty) Ruth, age 62, of Ponteix SK, passed away February 14, 2018 at Gravelbourg Hospital. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., February 19th from Notre Dame d'Auvergne Parish Church with Pastor Brad Julien officiating. The organist was Jolene Friesen and music was provided by the Trinity Church Gospel Choir. The tribute to Grandma was read by Layne Kyle and Karen Schiml, and the ushers were Cliff Baker and Craig Knox. The interment service was held at Wallard Cemetery. The pallbearers were Allan Knox, Gordon Henderson, David Rosser, Mervin Finell, Henri Roberge and Tom Rosser. The honorary pallbearers were everyone in attendance. Betty is survived by her husband, Dennis Baragar; her mother, Millicent Barker; her son, Dean Baragar; daughter, Karmen (Lyndon) Kyle; grandchildren, Layne, Reese and Tyson Kyle; sister, Judy (Herman) Schiml; brother, Allan Barker; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her father, John (Jack) Barker; grandparents, Roy and Elizabeth White and Amos and Elizabeth Barker; mother and father-in-law, Muriel and Curtis Baragar; sister-in-law, Isabelle Germain; and brother-in-law, Glen Smith. Betty was born in Mankota on December 17, 1955, and attended school at Mankota School, Luther College and the University of Regina. She married Dennis Baragar on April 26, 1975 in Mankota. Betty worked as a rancher, co-owner of the 7Z Ranch, and as a teacher at Mankota School (1975-1976), Ponteix School half-time (1995-2007) and at the colonies (2007-2017). She was a member of Trinity Gospel Choir, attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Ponteix and also played the organ there, and was a long-time member and leader for 4-H. Betty was interested in music, riding horses, bowling, crocheting, going for walks, reading, working alongside Dennis on the ranch, spending time with family (on the ranch, camping, family vacations) and her dogs. Her favourite things were her piano and her bible. Betty was blessed with so many wonderful opportunities - ranching, teaching school, participating in music in many different ways, and most of all being a wife, mother and grandmother. She took special delight in her grandchildren. Her favourite place was home and the ranch in the hills and she was so proud of the cowherd that she and Dennis worked to build. Family, friends and neighbours were very important to Betty and some of her fondest memories include family vacations to Kananaskis and Invermere, Disneyworld, skiing at Fernie, quadding in the mountains, cruises to Alaska and Hawaii, as well as working alongside friends and neighbours working cows at brandings and other community, church and school events. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation in Gravelbourg. Lemieux Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-625-3925 or visit our website at www.lemieuxfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to the family in our book of condolence.

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