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George Clifford Burseth

November 8, 1943 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

George Burseth Obituary

On Monday, November 8, 1943 George Clifford Harry Burseth was the 1st born son to Clifford & Ivy (Wood) Burseth. George was born at home on the Wood’s family farm by Newburn Lake north of Sheho. Grandma Sarah Wood was the nurse. They lived on this farm until the fall of 1950 when the family moved to Fort Langley, B.C. where they bought a dairy farm. Not liking all the rain, they returned to the prairies in the spring of 1951. They bought the farm at Dog Hills south of Invermay. George attended school at the Chain of Lakes country school & Invermay school.

After school, he worked on farms and odd jobs in the area. He met Darlene (Bohl) of Margo, they married on August 18, 1967. From 1967-1972, Darlene & George lived in Thompson, Mb. George worked at the nickel mine & Darlene was a waitress. They also had boarders live with them.  Spring of 1968, they bought a farm 3 ½ miles south of Lintlaw, Sk. Returning to their farm throughout the year to care for the crops. In 1972 they returned to Saskatchewan. July 16, 1972 their son Brent was born, August 14, 1975 their daughter Brenda was born. Darlene & George were small cattle & grain farmers. George worked in Yorkton for about 8+ years at Leons Mfg. He stayed in Theodore with friend John Kucharski during work days and farming on days off. Darlene cared for their children & farm while George worked away. In the mid 1980’s George returned home to become a full-time farmer & Darlene worked off the farm. George & Darlene raised their children on their farm close to family & creating lifelong friends.

After separation, George moved to MacDowell with brother Bob for a few years. He worked at Gaudet Tree Services. In 2009 he moved back to Invermay to his parent’s home. George & Darlene were able to settle their indifferences, and become companions as seniors. They continued to enjoy their time with family and friends together. In 2014 George had a car accident and little by little health issues continued. Darlene became his caregiver with help from family and friends. In September 2019, George moved to Esterhazy with daughter Brenda and her family. In November 2019, he moved to West Haven Private Care Home in Langenburg.

In March, 2020 George became a permanent resident at the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home. During these years, he enjoyed a drive on the handi-bus or a stroll down to the museum park. He needed to keep updated on family and friends from back home. He enjoyed these updates and pictures. His wit and dry humour kept us and the girls at the Care Home on our toes. He enjoyed his chocolates & sweet treats, and liked them readily available for himself, guests and the staff.

At any time, George enjoyed a good B.S. session over a cup of strong coffee, a shot of vodka, maybe a nip of brew. He was a jokester with a hardy laugh. But…George’s red headed temper surfaced when working with cattle. His need to keep on top of the local and national news was important, so he did lots of reading newspapers/novels and watching TV.

The best part of being a Grandpa was making time for fishing and getting to go for ice-cream and treats!

80 years of life and memories for a lifetime!

George is predeceased by his parents Clifford & Ivy, grandparents Alvin & Constance (Moss) Burseth and George & Sarah (Watkins) Wood, ex-wife Darlene.

George will be sadly and greatly missed by his daughter Brenda (Dean) grandchildren Ethan, Emily, Mallory Lomenda, son Brent, grandchildren Brooke and Brianna Burseth. Brothers Roy (Gerry), Bob (Rosalie) Nieces, Nephews, cousins, extended family & friends, Staff at ECSCH and anyone who had the opportunity to know him

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to Whitesand Lutheran Church Box 73 Rama, SK S0A 3H0

George & his family were grateful and appreciative that he could spend his final years at the Esterhazy Centennial Special Care Home. He was treated like family with great care and tenderness. George’s family wishes to express their sincere love & gratitude for your thoughts, condolences and compassion at this difficult time.

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Celebration of Life, at a later date

Donations

Whitesand Lutheran Cemetery
Box 73, Rama SK S0A 3H0

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