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RYCKMAN: Josie (Kerslake) of Exeter

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 17, 2013 @ 2:20 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 10 Comments

RYCKMAN: Josie (Kerslake) of Exeter

Peacefully, at her home, on October 16, 2013 of Exeter.  Beloved wife of the late Mahlon Ryckman (1996).  Dear mother of Ron and Susan (Kellar) Ryckman of Iroquois Falls and Doug and Roberta (Neil) Ryckman of Calgary.  Dear grandmother of Sean and Sandra Ryckman of Ottawa and Mark and Renee Ryckman of Peterborough. Great-grandmother of Adam, Cameron; and Malin.  Missed by her nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her brother Howard Kerslake and his wife Mary (Earl) and her infant sister Edith.  Born in Usborne Township, Josie and her husband Mahlon farmed near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from 1954-1970.  For many years, she was a UCW member at Exeter United Church and at Mount Pleasant United Church (SK), where she was also the church pianist.  Josie volunteered with the Explorer Girls at Exeter United Chuch, Meals on Wheels and Town and Country.  She was an avid gardener and a member of the Kirkton Horticultural Society, showing flowers at the Exeter Fair and many flower shows.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11 AM with Rev. Harry Disher officiating.  Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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RYCKMAN: Josie (Kerslake) of Exeter

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Condolence from Linda Webber on October 17th, 2013 3:57 PM

To the Ryckman family:
l meet Josie at the Exeter Lions Linedancing…she loved to dance and when we moved to Riverview Estates and then the Exeter Legion we named one of our dances (“Isle Of Capri”) “Josie’s dance” and she used to sing it as she danced.We will miss her… “The Exeter Ramblers”

Condolence from Paul Sereda and Greg Harshman on October 18th, 2013 12:41 PM

We are very saddened to hear of Josie’s passing. She was a very kind and dear lady who was a very good friend of our mother, Maxine. We knocked on her door during our last visit but as usual she was out gallivanting. Our deepest sympathies to her family.

Condolence from Faye Blair-Skinner on October 18th, 2013 5:32 PM

To the Ryckman Family:
Josie will be missed by so many family members and friends. We at the dining program will miss her smile and kind words. She attended for so many years and gave of her time and talent playing the keyboard for Oh Canada and the Grace before lunch. Josie always had a few words to say to me at the end of the program. We would talk about the meal or the good entertainment while I was clearing off the tables and putting the equipment away. I always looked forward to these short little visits. Josie always kept me informed of her family and when they were home from the West always invited them to attend with her. My thoughts are with you at this sad and shocking time in the death of Josie. May you cherish the loving memories you have of her.

Condolence from Donna Buckler on October 18th, 2013 5:46 PM

To Doug and Roberta and Family
Our Sympathy goes out to you and your family. You have lost a wonderful Mother . We enjoyed Josie’s visit every year. She had a heart of gold and made everyone smile. We will miss her saying” DOUGLAS ” Josie left us with great memories . She will be deeply missed by all. We are thinking of you The Calgary Coffee Group

Condolence from Don & Donna Webster on October 20th, 2013 6:33 PM

To Josie’s family:
Remember all the wonderful, good times that you have had with your mother.
We, neighours remember her smiles, and her beautiful flower garden.
Don & Donna Webster

Condolence from Michelle, Perry, Zac and Alexa Sereda on October 21st, 2013 10:13 AM

To Josie’s family and friends; Josie will forever be remembered by the Sereda family as Maxine’s best friend and cohort in adventures. Many a day I would find your mother and my mother-in-law parked in our drive tooting their horn to ‘come out and see’ whatever treasure they found on their outing. All too often it was a four legged variety that ended up on our property…but always it was a smile that these visits brought to all of us as it made my mother-in-law filled with joy every time she and Josie went off. God bless, she will be missed but I am certain that she and Maxine will be in the car heading off to a new adventure right now. The Seredas xo

Condolence from Randy Preszcator on October 22nd, 2013 8:22 AM

Ron and Doug:
Sorry to hear of Aunt Josie’s passing, from our family to yours please except our deepest sympathies and trust your life long memories will help during these next few days.
Randy and Brenda Preszcator

Condolence from Barbara, Eleanor and Doug Stanlake on October 23rd, 2013 5:41 PM

To Josie’s family:
We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We have many fond memories of Josie and Mahlon as they were dear friends of our parents Norm and Mabel Stanlake. Our family visited your family’s farm in Saskatchewan during a road trip in the early 1960’s. We remember how excited Josie was to see us all. Of course, we shared many local get togethers when they returned to Exeter. Josie was a cherished companion to mom when they both became widows. Our most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Bob and Dolores Parsons on October 29th, 2013 11:08 AM

To Josie’s Family

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We always looked forward to an evening with her when visiting our sister, Olive. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Don & Donna Webster on November 16th, 2013 1:33 PM

To Josie’s family:
Our sincere sympathy. Josie was a skilled gardener and a good neighbour. Her flowers arrangements gave many joy.
Don & Donna Webster

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