February 21, 1953 – 2017
Lois was born February 21, 1953 at the Spalding Hospital to Reigh and Anne (nee Kaminsky) Long. She grew up on the family farm near Naicam with her younger brother Jerry. Lois attended the local country school for three years before being bussed to Naicam to finish her schooling. For post-secondary schooling she attended the Kelsey Nursing School in Saskatoon where she obtained her Registered Nurse diploma in 1975. After obtaining her diploma, Lois moved to Yorkton to begin her career as a Registered Nurse. She continued to work until illness forced her to take a leave of absence. During her 42 years of nursing, Lois got to work with an amazing group of people that became her second family. Lois was blessed with three children, Pam, Jenna, and Curtis. They were all born in Yorkton and grew up on a farm near Springside. While living on the farm, Lois developed a love of gardening, both vegetables and flowers. Every summer she would plant a large flowerbed and garden, most times in her bare feet. She loved the feeling of warm earth beneath her feet. Sewing was another passion that Lois enjoyed. She sewed many of her children’s clothes and even took sewing classes. Lois enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, babysitting her anytime she could. Lois leaves to celebrate her life, her children, Pam (Michael), Jenna, Curtis (Becky); her granddaughter, Zoey; her mother, Ann and her brother, Allen. A service of comfort and visitation was held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30pm from Kopan’s Funeral Service, Yorkton with Jason E. Kopan serving as the Celebrant. The internment was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Naicam Town Cemetery with Barry Harper, Jim Harper, Randy Kaminskas, Brian Harper, Bob Starks and Murray Thompson serving as the pallbearers. Charitable donations may be made in memory of the late Lois Pawliw to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, #200 – 4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, SK S4W 0G3 www.saskcancer.ca/donate as gifts of remembrance. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Kopan’s Funeral Service, Yorkton.