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Lydia Bjerkness

1943 ~ 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Lydia Bjerkness Obituary

Lydia Bjerkness, born May 9, 1943 beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on February 1, 2024, at Battleford’s District Care Centre. Lydia's love for her family was unwavering, and she will be dearly missed.

 Lydia was known for her crack spaghetti, a dish that brought comfort and warmth to many family gatherings, she took great joy in preparing this special dish for her loved ones. Lydia also had a keen eye for a good bargain. She revelled in the thrill of a great deal, always seeking out the best prices and sharing her trophies with others.

 On August 1, 1961, Lydia married the love of her life, Leonard Bjerkness. Their union was full of adventure, as they moved around frequently before finally settling back in Battleford, Saskatchewan, when Leonard retired. The couple spent their last years together at Battleford’s District Care Centre.

 Lydia's brother, Fred, and his wife Betty, were pillars of support and love for her in her latter years. Their presence brought solace and comfort to her, as did her faithful and caring nieces, Mona, Melody, Bonita and their mother Marlene. Lydia will also be fondly remembered by the caring staff at BDC, who provided her with exceptional care and compassion.

 Left to cherish Lydia's memory are her devoted husband, Leonard, her eldest daughter, Barb Radcliffe, and her partner David Workman. Barb's sons, Kyle Radcliffe, along with his wife MacKenzie and their children, Zac and Emily and Mack Radcliffe and his children Wren, Oliver and Robbie and Glenn’s wife Shiloh Radcliffe and his children from his first marriage Logan and Brooklyn. Lydia's youngest daughter, Amanda Westgeest, and her husband Jack Westgeest, Amanda's sons, James Tribble along with his partner Necha and their daughter Matilda and Chris Tribble and his daughters Maddison and Ariana.

 Lydia leaves behind siblings, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins, each of whom held a special place in her heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

 Lydia was greeted on the other side by her recently departed grandson Glenn Radcliffe, as well as her parents, Gordon and Harriet Wilkie, and her mother-in-law, Lilliann Bjerkness.

 She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will continue to live on in our hearts.

 Rest in peace, dear Lydia. You will be forever loved and eternally missed.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium – Vanessa Macnab Funeral Director.

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