Clementine “Clem” Savage May 22, 1933 – July 22, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Clem Savage, on July 22, 2021. Clem was born to Kenneth and Elsie McNern on May 22, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She lived with her parents and brothers there as young children until she and her brothers moved to Winnipeg MB where they lived with an aunt.
In Winnipeg, Clem met her husband. They raised six children as their life together took them from Winnipeg to Hamiota, MB, and then to Addis Abbab, Ethiopia. When they returned to Canada in 1955, after 3 years in Ethiopia, they landed in Toronto, ON, before moving to Saskatoon in 1962. Mom lived the remainder of her life in Saskatoon.
Clem loved to travel and enjoyed summer vacations with family from east to west coasts, visiting family and friends. She loved to explore new places. Her love of adventure led to building the family cabin at Jan Lake. Wherever she roamed, she loved the water, being in it, on it, or beside it. From an early age she learned to paddle a canoe. Canoeing was always a joy and became a memory that brought her much comfort in her final months. Clem enjoyed putting things together, be it wood construction, food preparation, sewing and knitting, or keeping her home. At home or in the car she would often sing her favorite songs and hymns. She loved to read and learn and tell others about what she was discovering. At an early age, Clem gave her life to God and her faith was very important to her right to the end.
Clem was predeceased by her father and mother, her brothers Ken and Jim, and her granddaughter (Elizabeth, 1997). She is lovingly remembered by her six children and spouses, sons Roger (Pat) Savage, Jim Savage (Sig Fritz), and Robert (Treva) Savage; and daughters Judy (Reg) Pope, Ruth Savage, and Joan Savage. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren Kristen Savage, Laura Savage, Daniel Savage, Amanda (Cory) Jacobson, Tasha Savage, Reuben Savage, Christopher Pope, Frances Pope, Brendan Savage (Olaf), and Arwen Savage (Thom) and, and her five great-grandchildren.
We extend our deep appreciation to and thanks for the devotion of her daughter Joan and the support of other family members, which enabled Clem to remain at home to the very end.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Pioneer Camp, pioneercampmanitoba.ca/donate/
Celebration of Life will be at Cherished Memories Funeral Home on 28 July at 11:00AM. The family will be holding a private graveside service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services and Crematory in Martensville.