Ardes Petersen

Obituary of Ardes Marie Petersen

On Thursday, July 8th Ardes Petersen of Rabbit Lake, SK, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at the age of 74.

Ardes Marie Rosnes was born in Rabbit Lake, SK on March 18th, 1947. She was the youngest of four children born to Ivor and Martha Rosnes. The family lived near Medstead SK, then a few years in Prince Rupert, BC, before returning back to the family farm by Medstead, SK. On Aug 14th, 1970 Ardes married the love of her life, Donald Petersen. They raised two sons, Layne, Barry, and a daughter, Tanya.

Ardes will be remembered for her wonderful cooking, beautiful garden, sharp and witty sense of humor and her love for her grandchildren. Ardes spent many hours on the family farm helping move equipment, baling, and driving endless miles to bring meals out to the field. It was not uncommon to find Ardes in her kitchen, playing cards with, or teaching the grand kids to gamble with macaroni. An avid crocheter and knitter, Ardes made sweaters, scarves, blankets, dishcloths, mittens and baby toys for all of her family and every child for miles around.

Ardes was predeceased by her parents Ivor and Martha Rosnes, brothers Joseph Rosnes and Oscar Rosnes, sister Inger Frank, and grandson Trace Michael.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 51 years, Don, three children Layne (Jen), Barry (Lana), Tanya (Shaun), grandchildren Justin, Conner, Jadyn, Hunter, Camden, Declan, Mattias, Harley, and several cousins, nephews and nieces.

At Ardes’s request there will be no funeral. Any donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium Ltd., R. Mark Muir - Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK 306-883-3500.

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