BAUN – Mrs. Nellie
1917 – 2019
Nellie May Baun (Dubray) passed away on April 29, 2019 in Shellbrook, SK, at the age of 101 years and 335 days of age. Nellie was born on May 29, 1917 in St. Louis Saskatchewan to Adolphus and Margaret Dubray. She grew up in a typical family of the time with 2 brothers and 4 sisters. After being raised on the family farm Nellie decided to become a teacher and attended Normal School where she received her certifications. She taught at the Boro Green School from August of 1941 – 1945. During these years she met Victor Baun and they were married on July 20 of 1945.
They began their life together on the farm in Canwood, Saskatchewan. Their first child Douglas was born on June 23, 1947. Joyce and Richard Mattson joined the family in 1948 and Dennis was born on May 13, 1952. They lived a full life together enjoying many family activities, from berry picking and trips to British Columbia in the summer to the many hockey games which occupied the winter months. Nellie loved living on the farm and if she wasn’t looking after her children you could find her tending to the animals or working in her gardens.
After her husband Victor passed away in November of 2005, Nellie moved into the Golden Acres Senior housing in Canwood where she enjoyed the amenities of a small-town living. She lived alone and unassisted till she was 93 years of age. Nellie then moved into Parkland Terrace Nursing Home in Shellbrook, SK, and later into the new Parkland Integrated Health Centre. The wonderful care she received in both facilities was unparalleled. The staff were patient and understanding and it was evident how much they cared for her. As a family we would like to thank them for their compassion and kindness throughout the last years of her life. She was also a kind and loyal friend and neighbor. After 101 full years of life, she was the mother to 4, grandmother to 8 and great grandmother to 15 and great great grandmother to 1.
Nellie is lovingly remembered by her children, Joyce Holman of Lloydminister, SK, Doug (Stephanie) Baun of Shellbrook, SK, Richard (Margaret) Mattson of Mont Nebo, SK, Dennis (Vicki) Baun of Canwood, SK; her grandchildren, Carolyne (Glen) Clayton and children, Brandon, Brady, and Jenae; Cherie (Corey) Skarpinsky and children, Curtis (Hillory), Allison (Morgan) and their daughter, Brooklyn, Nikita, and Erika; Jolene (Todd) Skauge and children, Jayden, Ethan, and Kendal; Derrick (Sherry) Mattson and children, Tyler, and Taylor; Jenny (Lovyl) Zweifel and children, Justus, Cheyenne, and Brett; Gregory (Kylie) Baun and son, Carson; and Kyla Baun; her sister-in-law, Audrey Martindale; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends made over 101 years!
Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Margaret Hourie & Adolphus Dubray; her husband, Victor Baun (2005); her granddaughter, Marnie Baun in 1986; her sisters, Martha (Rudolph) Bremner, Lily (John) Racette, Dolly (Bill) Mattson, and Marjorie (Chester) Bird; her brothers, Louis (Emma) and Robert (Minnie) Dubray; as well as numerous in laws and other relatives.
There was a Funeral Service held for Nellie on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm from the Mont Nebo Hall with Doris Wideen-Bazley officiating. The hymns were led by Elaine and Robert Heinbigner, eulogy was read by Kyla Baun, special music was shared by Stephanie Baun, Nikita Skarpinsky and Gerry Bremner. Shared memories were read by Cherie Skarpinsky, Jolene Skauge, Carolyne Clayton, and Jenny Zweifel. Honorary pallbearers were all those who knew Nellie and shared in her life’s journey. Active pallbearers were Tyler Mattson, Brandon Clayton, Justus Zweifel, Gregory Baun, Jayden Skauge, and Curtis Mayoh. Nellie was laid to rest in the Aaseral Cemetery beside her husband Victor, and her beloved granddaughter Marnie. In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Nellie to the Shellbrook & Districts Health Services Foundation. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK 306-747-2828.