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Eugene Preston Sonmor

July 11, 1934

October 19, 2023

It is with deep sorrow that the Sonmor family announces the passing of Eugene Sonmor, who succumbed to complications of dementia. Eugene was preceded in death by his beloved wife Maxine (née Carman), his parents John (Lee) and Alma, and his brothers Ray and David.

Eugene will be forever cherished in our memories as a devoted and supportive husband to Maxine and a loving and engaging father to Curtis and Shannon.

Eugene was born in Hague, Saskatchewan and the family later settled in the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, where his father held a position. Growing up in the hospital grounds provided Eugene with abundant opportunities for sports and exploration, fostering a close-knit community that formed sports teams and even had its own school.

From an early age, Eugene displayed a curiosity for observing and understanding the world around him. He would spend time watching a stone mason at work, witnessing grain deliveries at an elevator, and assisting his uncles on their farms with animal care and eventually operating harvesting equipment. This eagerness to learn manifested throughout his life, as he went on to master various crafts such as pottery, stained glass creations, and his enduring passion, wood carving. Eugene generously shared the fruits of his labor with friends and family.

Eugene’s early career involved working in a hospital ward and serving as a sports director at Camp Easter Seal. He later transitioned to accounting, although he briefly returned to caregiving at Sherbrooke Nursing Home for a couple of years. These experiences instilled in Eugene an open-heartedness towards those facing challenges, a quality he carried with him throughout his lifetime. He treated everyone with kindness and gentleness, always eager to engage in conversation and share a lighthearted moment.

As per Eugene’s wishes, no funeral service will be held, but memorial donations can be made to Camp Easter Seal in Saskatchewan, a cause that held a special place in his heart.

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