Obituaries: Arlene Chynoweth

September 26, 1930 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 89)

In Loving memory of Arlene Chynoweth, who passed away at the age of 89 years.

Beloved wife of the late Donald “Buck” Chynoweth

On April 30th, 2020, Arlene passed away peacefully after a brief non-Covid-19 respiratory illness. She leaves behind four of her children; Morris (Elaine), Cheryl (Chris), Dale (Cathy) and Donnie (Cheryl) and her son-in-law Dan Downe (Wendy), along with her precious grandchildren; Andrea, Derek, Danielle, Kyle, Kaden, Cassie, Kristi, Quinn and Danik, and three and a half great grandchildren (Mikaela, Chase and Myer). She is survived by her two sisters Marguerite Sidebottom of Lloydminster and Sharon (Art) Bradburn of North Battleford.

Arlene Keall was born in Battleford and raised on a farm in the Mount Hope area, and, after graduating Normal School in Saskatoon in 1950, took her first teaching position with Gloria Lowe in Coleville SK. She met and married the rapscallious Don (Buck) Chynoweth in 1953 and began her family in Coleville soon after. In 1970 Buck and Arlene moved the family to Kindersley where they resided for forty-five years.

Arlene was a dedicated stay-at-home homemaker until the last of her children were finishing school. She then upgraded her teaching certificate and became a substitute teacher at the Kindersley high school. She loved every minute of her early and later teaching career.

Arlene was active with the Coleville Kinettes, Coleville curling club and later the Kindersley Beta Sigma Phi chapter. She loved her daily routine with “the coffee girls”, played golf whenever possible, volunteered with the Arts Council but most of all she loved to travel.

She and Buck visited many places across Canada, Mexico, United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and continental Europe. She would travel with anyone – her husband, parents, sisters, in-laws, children and friends. Her greatest thrill was visiting her grandchildren in Edmonton, Calgary Fort Lauderdale and Ottawa, or having them visit her in Kindersley.

Arlene was known for her generosity of heart, sense of humor, and love of life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and friend. She was an incredible listener who had a powerful sense of fairness and willingness to be open and inclusive. She would never let you down. There was always room for others at her kitchen table and there was always fresh homemade bread, buns and cookies to share.

Given the present circumstances, no decision on a service has been made.

In lieu of flowers, we request you direct donations to either the Kindersley and District Arts Council, PO Box 2324, Kindersley, SK S0L1S0 or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 1149 8th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S3.

Arrangements entrusted to the Kindersley Community Funeral Home & Crematorium

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