KINZIE, Joseph Dermid (Derry), age 94, of Pike Lake, SK, passed away peacefully on December 12,2021 in Saskatoon at St. Pauls Hospital.
Derry Kinzie was born in Biggar to Merril and Regina Kinzie on May 26, 1927. He went to school at Valley Park School till grade 10 and finished high school in Biggar. After school he worked in SK, AB, and BC, building roads and spent his winters out east in the logging industry as a young man. He worked on the family farm throughout his entire life in Pike Lake with his family.
Derry is preceded in death by both of his parents and siblings Donald Kinzie, Evelyn Erixon and Patrick Kinzie.
Derry is survived by his sister Merlyn Kinzie, brother Ralph Kinzie, sister-in-law Hazel Kinzie and countless cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces and great-grand-nephews and a family that extended far into the community where many called him their own.
Derry enjoyed spending countless hours in his garden, having coffee with many community members daily and spending as much time as possible with the young children in his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Paul’s Hospital Foundation or St. Mary’s Parish.
The family of Derry Kinzie wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the team at St. Paul’s Hospital who cared for him over the years and at the end, the Priests and Parishioners at St. Mary’s Church and everyone everywhere who showed up and made it possible for Derry to live independently.
A celebration of life will be held at 2pm Friday, December 17,2021 at the Pike Lake Community Hall.
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