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Venetta Mae SLEIGHTHOLM
Père : Bill Sleightholm
Mère : Mae Bruce
Décès le : 2008-12-14
Parution : 2008-12-21
Conjoint(e) : Eric Evans
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mrs. Venetta Mae Evans September 10, 1929 - December 14, 2009 EVANS, Venetta Mae 1921 – 2008 On Sunday, December 13, 2008 Venetta passed away at the age of 87 years following complications resulting from emergency hip surgery. Venetta was born on the family farm south of Glenavon, SK. The eldest child of Mae (nee Bruce) and Bill Sleightholm, Venetta, together with her brother Glen lived on the farm until her father’s untimely death in 1930, whereupon the family left the farm and moved to Glenavon. Raised by their mother, Venetta and Glen learned the value of family, duty, commitment, independence and hard work. They also had fun in small town Saskatchewan. As a young girl Venetta was a talented athlete and enjoyed ice-skating, curling and softball. In 1939 Venetta, along with her lifelong girl friends moved to Regina. She married Eric Evans, also raised in Glenavon, in 1942 before he went overseas. Venetta was a lifelong learner. Her curiosity led her to journalism, photography, gardening and university classes before embarking on her 35 yearlong career in real estate. Venetta was a pioneer of organized real estate, first building her own real estate company and becoming the first female president of the Regina Real Estate Association and the Saskatchewan Real Estate Board. She dedicated countless hours to the development of an education program and later concentrated on legislation, which is the foundation of today’s industry. Her faith was her strength. She was a hands-on person and a doer. Venetta sat on many Committees and Boards. Her organizational skills and love of people was evident throughout her life. She was an active member of Lakeview United Church, Kiwanis, Toastmasters, the Regina General Hospital Board and many community organizations. Venetta has been a role model and inspiration to her family and all who have known her. She was predeceased by her husband Eric in

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