Obituary of Reginald George Miners
MINERS – Reginald
Reg was born to Reginald & Mariah Miners on a farm in the Jackson Lake area north of Debden, SK May 6, 1933. Reg worked on the farm from an early age as his father had only partial use of one arm due to WW1 wounds. When he was twelve years old, his mother passed away and Reg had to look after himself with help from his older sister Doris. Trapping supplemented farm income and Reg became accomplished at skinning muskrats and coyotes. Times were tough and there were stories of shooting rabbits and squirrels to cook and eat. Reg quit school in grade 5 to work on the farm and for other farmers in the area. Reg got a job cleaning snow off the railway crossings around Shellbrook during the 1955-1956 winter. He worked for Frank Harsney the following spring where he met our mother, Margaret. Reg was employed with Potts Construction for the next twelve years. This job took him to many locations building railway beds, landscaping, and working at dams and highways until 1968. In the spring of 1968 Reg and Margaret bought cattle and went farming at the Harsney farm. Reg took out logs and built a pig barn as well as growing the cattle herd. Not being one for travel Reg was more comfortable visiting at coffee row or an auction sale.
After Margaret passed away in 2003, he spent a lot more time fishing. He also could be found playing cards at the seniors center or attending the live music sessions at Arnies Grill.
Reg kept chickens and sold eggs until 2014. He made many many trips to the forest for firewood in later years with his grandson Kyle. After a hospital stay in 2019, Reg moved to the Parkland Integrated Health Centre in Shellbrook into Long-Term Care. There he enjoyed activities arranged by the recreation staff especially bus trips into the country. Reg passed away on February 10, 2023, with family by his side.
Reg is lovingly remembered by his children: Ken (Meriam) Miners of Shellbrook, SK and son: Kyle Miners; Karen (Neil) Lukan of Middle Lake, SK, and family: Marcus (Heather) LeComte and family, Krystal (Chris) Stadnyk and family; Arlene (Cameron) Scott of Prince Albert, SK, and family: Connor (Adeline) Scott and family, and Mackenzie Scott; as well as 5 great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law: David Kingsland; his sisters-in-law: Irene Reilly and Mary Palfy; and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends
Reg was predeceased by his wife: Margaret Miners; his son: Kevin Miners; his grandson: Matthew Le Comte; his parents: Reginald George and Mariah Miners (nee Adsett); his siblings: Ruth (George) Nelson, Edna (Robert) Fines, Evelyn (Ernest) Vandale, Doris Gariepy, Nora Cook, and Florence Miners; his mother and father-in-law: Frank and Magdalene Harsney; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Elvena (Stan) Zawada, Matilda (Larry) Niedzielski, Gordon Reilly, Bob Palfy, and Frank Harsney Jr. (Helen).
There was Memorial Service held for Reg on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 2:00 pm from the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Shellbrook, SK with Reverend Wendell Brock officiating. Karen, Ken, and Arlene shared memories of their father Reg, while special music was shared by Wilf & Irene Savisky and Adeline Scott.
Reg will be laid to rest in the Prince Albert Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Reg to the Shellbrook & Districts Health Services Foundation – Long Term Care / Recreation Dept.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.