Lil Klebeck

Lil Klebeck

1934 - 2024

Lil Klebeck

Lil Klebeck

1934 - 2024


Celebrating The Life of Lil Klebeck

Lil Elsie Klebeck, a pillar of strength and love, passed away March 8, 2024.

She was born in Lockwood, SK on April 13, 1934 to Fred and Kay Haras. She was the second eldest in the family with five sisters and two brothers. Her growing up years were in Rivercourse, AB before moving to the Edfield District where her dad was a railroad section foreman.

Lil worked with various families before working at the Foam Lake Union Hospital for a few years and enjoying town life. It was at Edfield that she met Lorne Klebeck, and they were married August 28, 1952. There they began their farming life together and raising their four children: Ron, Nola, Bonnie and Deana.

In 1967 Lil started working at the Foam Lake Co-op, a job she loved, and was proud of.She knew her customers, and their membership numbers by heart and worked along side many lifelong friends. In 1974 Lorne and Lil built a house in Foam Lake to make it easier for her to get back and forth to work especially in the winter months. Lorne continued to farm until his passing in 1982 and Lil continued to work until her retirement in 1994.

In retirement, she enjoyed several trips with family and friends to Hawaii, North Dakota, Branson, Nashville, Disneyland, Chicago, Tri-City Washington and throughout Canada from coast to coast including the Yukon. All her life, Lil loved music and many of her trips were to see some of her favorite musicians.

The most important thing to Lil was her family and she loved the visits, phone calls, and even learned how to text, skype, facetime and zoom in order to keep in touch. She loved cooking and baking. At Christmas time she would make her grandchildren their favourite baking. Lorne fondly remembered that a messy kitchen meant a delicious supper with dessert and Dad knew that a freezer full of fish made Mom happy.

Everyone loved her buns, cinnamon buns, scuffles, tarts and pies. She was known to trade lemon pie and/or cinnamon buns for fish, one of her favorite foods.

Lil loved her dogs “Ladybug” and “KJ”…they were her constant companions. She enjoyed early morning golf games with friends & family, as well followed curling and the Blue Jays. Lil looked forward to coffee with the ladies and going to bingo with friends.

“Gma” loved watching her grandchildren and followed their interests and activities.

Lil was predeceased by her husband Lorne; her granddaughter April; her parents: Fred and Kay Haras, her in-laws: Andrew and Eliza Klebeck; her five sisters: Anne and Albert Kenke, Olga and Frank Spenrath, Eunice and Al Kapti, Nellie Loy, Edna and Gary Coulthard; in-laws: Bill and Marg Klebeck, Eleanor and Ade Gulstene & Mabel and Roy Weston.

Lil will be sadly missed by her children: Ron(Jacquie) Klebeck, Nola(Arnold) George, Bonnie (James) Procyshen and DeanaKlebeck; her grandchildren: Jen (Travis), Kristy (Patrick), Alyson (Shawn), Blayne, Daryle (Ashley), Blair, Ashlyn (Aaron), Brandon (Justine), Taylor (Joanna), Dylan (Jordyn), Ethan (Sarah) and her great grandchildren: Jacob (Hannah), Josh, Noah, Avra, Aleah, Sarah, Emma, Winston, Austin, Braylon, Isaac, Levi, Annaleigh, Gracelyn, Henry and William, and two brothers: Jim (Chris) Haras, Ernie Haras; brother in law Lyle Loy and many nieces & nephews.

Lil will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

As a Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and friend her legacy of love, laughter and generosity will live on in the hearts of those she touched.

May you rest in peace Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma, you will be forever loved and remembered.

Celebration of Life

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Foam Lake United Church

310 Royal St.

Foam Lake, SK


Donations in memory of

Lil Klebleck

may be made to

A Charity of One’s Choice


Those wishing to send cards

of caring & sympathy may send them to

The Family of Lil Klebeck

P.O. Box 508

Foam Lake, SK

S0A 1A0

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 13, 2024
2:00 pm
Foam Lake United Church
310 Royal Street
Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada