Name: John Ward Mortenson
From: Regina Leader Post,
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
John "Ward" Mortenson
September 18, 1922 – September 24, 2015
John "Ward" Mortenson was born on a farm west of Duval, Saskatchewan on September 18, 1922. He spent his entire life farming in the Govan/Duval area except for his military service in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) during World War II. He enlisted in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. Ward returned to the farm in the Govan area after the War. In 1946, he married Shirley Quenett. Over the years, four children were born to this union.
Ward is survived by Shirley, his wife of 69 years, and four children – Donald (Carolyn), Howard (Brenda), Beverley (Jim) Pratt and Lois (Larry) Trowell. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Jeromy (Lutina; Tanner and Jenna), Lindsay (Garret; Ethan), Jennifer (Hugh), Lisa; (Mitchell; Karly, William and James), Stefanie and Nathan. He is also survived by a sister Ruth (Walter) Leverton of California, brother Lorne (Velda) of Govan and sister-in- law Frankie of Regina, plus his long-time friend Gerben (Afke) de Hoop and their children. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his bother Don in 2015.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Nokomis Health Centre – where he received such good care from Dr. Lim and the dedicated staff. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Duval Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015.