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Passing of 40 Year UA Member Arthur Deets

January 24, 2022


Arthur Roy Deets, aged 80 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. He was predeceased by his son, Sheldon (1968); son, Brent (2013); parents, Harold and Tina Deets; brother, Roger (2014); and in-laws, Hilman and Vera Haug. Arthur is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gail; son, Trevor (Charlene) of Whitecourt, AB; grandchildren, Nicole (Jackson) Bandema and Derek Deets; daughter, Lori Deets; grandson, Alex Sauer; daughter-in-law, Dodie Deets (Troy Rosenau); grandchildren, Justine Deets (Eric MacNeil) and Dalton Deets (Cristin Wendzina); great-grandchildren, Marley (5) and Maverick (1); all of Moose Jaw, SK; sister, Kathy (Odd Saether) of St. Albert, AB; brother, Gerry (Barbara) of Regina, SK; brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Colleen Dayton of Regina, SK; as well as many nieces and nephews.  

Arthur was born on March 1st, 1941 and lived in Elbow, SK until Grade 1 when his dad was transferred with the CPR to Moose Jaw. After graduating, he worked at the South Saskatchewan Dam at Outlook for 2 ½ years.  Arthur married Gail Haug on February 6th, 1965 and moved to Calgary, AB for 5 years before returning to the Haug family farm in the Mossbank, SK area. While farming, he also welded on compressor stations, upgrader and several other projects. Arthur also crop sprayed, and raised cattle and horses. He sold the farm in 2016 and moved to Moose Jaw. Upon retiring in 2001, he enjoyed puttering in the garage and working in the yard until his health failed after a 14 year battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

A Private Family Service will be held to honour Arthur with an option to view via Zoom. Please contact the family for details regarding the livestream. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550  

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