RENSBY:

RENSBY: In Loving Memory Of Fredrick Allen Rensby who was born April 14, 1929 at Battleford District, SK and passed away April 3, 2013 at North Battleford, SK. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine; brother, Richard (Marcy) Rensby; sister, Verna (Jacques) Leask; sister-in-law, Sue Rensby; nieces, nephews and their families. Fred was predeceased by his parents: Oscar & Clara Rensby; brothers: Kenneth & Elmer (Ethel) Rensby; sisters: Austa (Jack) Freebury, Ella (Michael) Koshman, Myrtle (Pete) Rockvam, Hazel (Cyr) Lloyd; niece, Carol Rensby. The Funeral Service was held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from "The Garden Chapel" ~ Battlefords Funeral Service, North Battleford, SK with Art Jones, Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, officiating. The Eulogy was given by Glen Leask and Gifts of Music by Organist ~ Glenn Goodman; Soloist ~ Robert MacKay: "The Lord's My Shepherd"; Soloist ~ Vivian Ducharme: "The Lord's Prayer" and Hymns "How Gentle God's Commands", "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah" and "Shall We Meet". The Honourary Pallbearers were Jacques Leask, Bud Ducharme, Hubert Bru, Sam Parrish, Angus Lavallee (dec.) and "all others who knew Fred" and Active Pallbearers were Terry Leask, Vic Abtosway, Glen Leask, Duane Abtosway, Wayne Lloyd, Ryan Ducharme and Kevin Ducharme. Memorials are requested to The Diabetes Association or The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8 (Please designate to The Palliative Care Unit). Interment followed at Town Of Battleford Cemetery, Battleford, SK with Dedication Of The Grave by Larry Racicot. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. 446-4200 Eulogy by Terry Leask Fred was born to Oscar and Clara Rensby in Kramer Homestead in Eagle Valley District on April 14, 1929. Fred left us April 3, 2013. He went to school at the Bjelde Creek School. I understand he was a character at school, and many afternoons he could be found at the front of the class taking singing lessons. Fred loved to sing. Actually the teacher couldn't make Fred sing and would spend all afternoon at the front of the class, not singing, to much of the teacher's distain. Fred loved to run to school and run all the way home, all 2 miles of it, leaving his younger siblings behind crying because he didn't want to wait for his younger brother & sister. When Fred got out of school he started with Kypp's Well Drilling and at the same time he helped Oscar on the farm. Fred was handy with his hands, in fact he was ambidextrous, he was equally good with right or left hands. He liked to help his dad with carpentry. He went with his brother, Kenneth, to B.C. to try his luck at logging. He stayed for one winter. He also tried moving houses with Perkin's Moving. At about this time Fred, being 28 years of age met his true love, the love of his life, Elaine Ducharme. Elaine and her girlfriend, came out of the show and met these two handsome young gentlemen, who offered to give them a ride home. Well, they hit if off and they went out for lunch. One and a half years later, March 7, 1959 they got married in the Library Hall, North Battleford, SK. On April 6, 1959 Fred started to work at the Bottle Exchange as a warehouse man. He loved his job and stayed there till he retired. Fred liked the outdoors, he loved to camp and he loved the mountains. Many of his holidays he would take Elaine and they would be out in the wilderness, just the two of them. Fred and Elaine's father had a special bond, they both loved the forest, loved to go boating and fishing, sometimes just enjoying the scenery. Fred loved his skidoo, and would take it out regularly, out to Jacques Leask farm. He also went out to Harry Riche's farm which he had purchased from Fred's father, Oscar; Oscar's homestead. The trails in the fields and pastures were his playground. Elaine loved to hang onto Fred as they flew through the snowy trails. Fred loved his nieces and nephews and they all loved him. Fred would sit in his arm chair all relaxed and they would go behind him and curl his hair while he relaxed. He loved to tease and play games. I know this for a fact, as he loved to tease me and he spent many evenings and weekends at the Leask's farm. Fred loved to pull practical jokes and I remember getting even with him. This one still makes him chuckle. He would come out to the farm and drive grain truck during harvest. He would always fall asleep at night in the truck, I had this dead skunk, I snuck up to the truck and tied it tight under the box. Well, Fred came out of the truck cab to look for what that smell was. He didn't find it; he drove the truck to the grainerys. You can imagine the look on his face when the hoist went up and here was this skunk hanging on some twine from under side of the box. When Fred retired he liked to tinker in his shop and could be found there most days, building or putting something together. While Fred was retired he loved to travel and took Elaine to see many sites in the states, one of his most remembered was the Grande Canyon. Fred was a kind and gentleman, whose heart was large and was always willing to help if needed. He was a beautiful man, who always had a mischievious twinkle in his eyes and a willing smile. He was my uncle, my mother's brother; he was what I thought an uncle should be. Love you Uncle Fred and we'll miss you. ____________________________________________________

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