In Loving Memory of Joy Sauer
Iona Joy Sauer (nee Robinson) was born on July 8, 1926 to Horace and Ester Robinson at Pense Saskatchewan. Joy’s departure on October 17, 2023 at the age of 97 has left a void in many lives that can never be filled.
Joy was the eldest of three children. At the age of 5, her parents move to the farm by Lintlaw where she attended Sask Valley School until grade 7. While in school she was very involved in sports being an avid high jumper and won many red ribbons for track and field.
After leaving school she went back to Pense, lived with her Aunt Ethel and had a job as a house cleaner. After a year she moved back and started dating Jake. They were married on July 31, 1944 and lived on the farm northeast of Lintlaw. Shortly after they started their family welcoming Carol, Brian, Wes, Wayne. Then moved into the village of Lintlaw in 1949, where they welcomed Sharon and Sandra.
In 1961 Joy got a job as a janitor at the Lintlaw Okla School where she was employed for 24 years. She took great pride in having one of the cleanest schools around.
Beyond the role of wife and mother, Joy was a great curler and loved watching curling, football, and hockey. You didn’t dare call her when she was watching a game. As well, Joy had a passion for cooking and she always made sure to have pie on hand for when the boys came home. She was known to make the best puffed wheat cakes around.
At the age of 65, Joy received her drivers license, which she put to good use hauling the girls around the bingo circuit. She also enjoyed going to the casino where she said she always broke even. Having a license allowed her to be able to attend coffee row to socialize with the community.
Joy took great pride in having a clean house, garage car and yard. At the age of 96 she still lived in her own home cutting her grass and shoveling the snow, which nobody could do it right but her.
Joy had a great love for her cats. She adopted Lovely, her cat, from Yorkton. Lovely was her true friend who remained with Joy at the lodge. The staff at the Kelvindell Lodge fondly spoke of Joy as a firecracker and a joy to have around.
Joy was predeceased by her: husband Jake; parents Horace and Esther; brother Jim; sister Florence; and son-in-law Chip.
She leaves to mourn: Carol and family; Brian (Sharon) and family; Wes (Connie) and family; Wayne (Marilyn) and family; Sharon (Jerry) and family; Sandra (Jerry) and family, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joy’s love for her family, friends, and cats knew no boundaries, her legacy will continue to live on through the generations she leaves behind. Though our hearts ached, we find solace in knowing that Joy is now at peace. May her soul rest in eternal peace and may her memory forever be a blessing to us all.
Come and Go Social
Monday, October 23, 2023
Lintlaw Recreation Center, Lintlaw SK
Those wishing to send cards of caring & sympathy may send them to:
The Sauer Family
P.O. Box 37
Donations in memory of Joy may be made to:
The Resident Council
P.O. Box 280