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Audrey McGovern

Obituary

McGovern, Audrey Lorraine, age 87, of Swift Current SK, passed away  Friday, January 8, 2021 at 0600 a.m. The funeral service was held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Swift Current SK, at 1100 a.m. January 12, 2020 with Father Anthony Mutavanattu officiating. The readers were Kate McGovern, Sarah and Emily Hartley, Scott Hartley, and Darcy and Brent McGovern. The interment service was held at Memory Gardens. The honorary pallbearers were Dale Hanna, Randy Bryksa, Eli Bryksa, Brent Douglass, Barry Douglass and Jack Willard. The active pallbearers were Michael McGovern, Scott Hartley, Thomas Hartley, Brent McGovern, Darcy McGovern and Henry Maxwell. Audrey is survived by her children and grandchildren: Terry (Scott) Hartley and their children, Thomas, Sarah and Emily; Kate McGovern; Karen McGovern and Henry Maxwell; and Michael (Kerri) McGovern and their children, Madeline ("Mads") and Edward ("Teddy"); sister, Gloria Douglass. Audrey is predeceased by her husband, Ted McGovern; parents, Jack Fisher and Sarah Kate Fisher (nee MacMillan); brother, Jack Fisher; sisters, Norma Fisher, Betty Caldwell, Florence Koshnysh and Cherry Lewis; grandparents, Kate MacMillan (nee MacDonald) and Duncan Dan MacMillan.  Audrey was born in Shaunavon, SK, and attended school in Shaunavon, and then Nursing School in Moose Jaw. She married Edward (Ted) Michael McGovern. She was employed as a Registered Nurse, working primarily at the Swift Current Union Hospital. Audrey was a member of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, the Catholic Women's League, the Red Hats and the Good Sams Club. She enjoyed curling, golf, camping, reading, baking, travel, and loved to dance! Audrey had a strong faith in God and "felt He was always with me - guiding, protecting and showing love." Audrey had a happy marriage with 4 great children (her words!) and a successful nursing career as head nurse for Pediatrics and Surgery; and an Instructor for Certified Nursing Assistant students. One of her most cherished accomplishments was being designated as an Honorary Member of the Canadian Cancer Society. Her fondest memories include: her husband, Ted, for his quiet and kind ways, camping with the family (both Ted's and hers); going to Disneyland with 6 kids under 13 years old; and travelling the world. Some of the greatest inspirations of her life were her mother, the people she worked with, her patients and the doctors. Audrey wrote, if she could live her life over again, she would probably do much the same. Audrey wanted her family to remember her for always loving them, to remember the good times together and encouraging them to keep good family ties and support each other, and for being a good wife and mother. Audrey's message to her family and friends - Don't forget me, but don't be sad, we'll meet again! She said, "I love you all unconditionally." Donations in Audrey's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1919 McIntyre Street, Regina SK S4P 2R3, or to the Parkinson Society of Saskatchewan, #110b - 2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon SK S7L 6WL. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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Services

Private Family Service

Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
1850 Springs Gate
Swift Current, SK S9H 4E1

Donations

Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre Street, Regina SK S4P 2R3

Parkinson Society of Saskatchewan
110B 2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon SK S7L 6W2

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