It is with great sadness, that the family of Laverne Folkerson announces her passing on February 7, 2021 at the age of 77. Laverne was born in 1943 at Shellbrook, the oldest of 9 siblings. She spent her younger years in the Holbein area. Laverne left home at 15 and then settled in Saskatoon when she was 19. Laverne married Robert (Bob) Blyth and later gave birth to Kent. Laverne later married Roy Folkerson in 1977 and gave birth to Christine. Laverne worked in a drug store for much of her adult life; starting at Hewgill’s Drug Store in Saskatoon in 1965, and then moving to Spiritwood in 1977 and managed the Spiritwood Good Health Pharmacy from 1977 to 1997. She continued to work at the drug store until her passing. Throughout the years, Laverne made many good friends through being a part of the communities that she lived in. She was part of the Kinettes, community fundraising opportunities, and was an avid spectator and supporter of activities her children participated in. Laverne loved competition and was a long-time lover of curling, golfing, playing cards. She was happy to cheer for the underdog or any team you were cheering against. In her spare time, she could be found reading, baking, or sewing. Out of all of Laverne’s attributes, her friends would say she was loyal, trustworthy, and someone who would do anything for you. She was truly one of a kind.
Laverne was predeceased by her parents, Leon and Sarah Graham, Robert Blyth and her husband Roy Folkerson, and brothers, Jim Graham, Roland Graham and Leo Graham. She leaves behind her loving children, Kent Blyth and Christine Folkerson (John Pino), her partner Andy Marsollier and his family, her sisters and brothers and their partners, her grandson Mason, numerous nieces and nephews, many loving friends, and her work family at the Spiritwood Pharmacy.
Our family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Coronary Care Unit at RUH for their compassion and outstanding care for mom. Those who wish to donate in mom’s memory, please do so in her name to STARS Air Ambulance SK. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to ensure everyone who wishes, can come together to celebrate Laverne’s life.