Delphine Mary (Ward) Slater was born on December 23, 1944, in Dodsland to Charlie and Dollie (Natalia Stienkey). Delphine lived with her parents on the family farm south of Flaxcombe and then in Marengo until she graduated from Westcliffe Composite in 1962.
Delphine graduated from hair dressing school in Calgary Alberta in 1963. She was a hairdresser in Calgary, Kindersley, Marengo, and Loverna.
Delphine married Barrie Slater in 1965. Delphine supported Barrie in his adventure with farming, exotic cattle, and crop dusting.
Delphine became a member of the Loverna’s Sport Club and the Loverna Legion. She was president of the Heritage Manor Auxiliary, secretary of the Grattle Grazing Corp, and Loverna Land and Cattle, and Treasurer of the Loverna Cemetery Club.
Delphine’s hands were never idle. She would spend many hours outside gardening, growing a multitude of hanging pots of flowers and a large flower garden. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Her first passion was baking and cooking. Delphine always had freezers full of baking and she always would set an extra plate at the table for those that stopped. A person could always smell the aromas of fresh baking when walking into the home. Delphine’s second passion was cross stitch. Delphine created beautiful pictures and won 1st place two years in a row for two of her cross stitch.
All those that knew Delphine felt her beautiful heart. She always had time for anyone that needed her support. She enjoyed spending time with younger people and was known as a second mom to many.
Delphine leaves to mourn her brother Wayne (Kay), nieces Roxanne and Lynn, Janet (Bill), nephews Steven and Jordon, brother-in-law Lorne Ellwood, sister-in-law Rena Moulton, niece Audra Horvey; sons Dustin and Wyatt, nephew Greg (Renee) and Lucas Moulton, and many friends.
She is predeceased by parents Charlie and Dollie, sister Josephine Ellwood, brother-in-law, Dale Moulton, nephew, Gary Moulton, great nephew Blake Moulton, and nephew Wes Horvey
A service for Delphine will be held on Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at the Loverna Hall with Susan Mielke as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Interment to follow in the Loverna Cemetery.
Donations in Del's name may be made to the Loverna Cemetery: Box 3, Loverna, SK. S0L 1Y0