Lance Edward Kerslake passed quietly away Saturday March 16th, 2019 surrounded by the family he loved and who loved him deeply. Lance was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on February 25th, 1955, to Ernest and Anne Kerslake, who farmed at Dinsmore, Saskatchewan. In 1964, the family moved to a Fleming Saskatchewan farm, where Lance attended school in Fleming and Moosomin, Sask.
Fifth in a family of four girls and two boys, he was affectionately dubbed “Lancie Boy,” by his mother. He loved dogs particularly, but it was not unusual to see a small kitten crawl out of his jacket!
Never one to avoid challenges and risks, as a young adult Lance had many adventures living and working in a variety of places. He lived for some time in Texas where he enjoyed the southwest culture and weather. His last decades were spent in Saskatoon, including 19 years with his partner Rena and his son Max.
Always a very social guy, kind and generous, Lance enjoyed friends and family. He had a long history with Amigos Cantina, enjoying friends, the music and playing pool. He collected and played music of all genres, and it was a challenge to best him at Trivial Pursuit…we rarely did! He loved crosswords and kept abreast with current affairs, often having hot debates regarding politics and the state of the world overall. His last working years spent at the Granite curling club were the most satisfying of his career.
In addition to his partner Rena Montgomerie, Lance is survived by his son Max Breceda-Kerslake, sisters Shirley Cannon (Barry), Diane McDougall (Fredy), Linda Kerslake (Ross Lynd), Shelley Kerslake (James Gallant), and brother Howard Kerslake (Michelle Poth).
He was a larger than life uncle to Lisa, Cory, Scott, Stephen, Chris, Greg, Michael and Kaylea. Six great nieces and nephews will miss for not knowing him longer.
Lance’s last nine months were faithfully and lovingly supported by his partner Rena, and supplemented by Medavie Community Paramedics Home Hydration Program as well as Home Care Palliative Care in Saskatoon. Rena, the Montgomerie family and the Kerslake family wish to express their deep gratitude for those kind and generous services. In addition, huge thanks to staff of St. Paul’s palliative care ward.
In Memory of Lance Kerslake, a memorial donation may be made to: Medavie Health Services, Community Paramedic Program c/o Andrew Williamson.
A celebration of Lance’s life will be held: June 1, 2019 3pm – 6pm Amigo’s Cantina 806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon, Sk.