Fernande Marie (Delorme) Cote passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 19, 2024, at the age of 91 years old. Fern was born January 2, 1933, the third child and eldest daughter to Leo and Lucia Delorme. She was a sister to 11 brothers and sisters.
Fern attended school in St. Victor and attended the Lafleche Convent in 1944 and 1945. She then returned to St. Victor to help her parents on the farm. On July 30, 1952, she married Robert J Cote. They became parents to six children. Their lives took them from Assiniboia to Bengough then to Swift Current. In Swift Current Fern was an avid seamstress. She sewed from her home for many clients and worked as a seamstress for many years at Yolanda’s Dress Shop, Harry Shaw’s Menswear and Lawrence’s Menswear as well as being an integral part of the family Dairy Farm. In 1988, Bob and Fern’s semi-retirement took them to Creston B.C. Their own little piece of the mountains became a hobby farm of fruits, vegetables, and many crafts that they loved to create together. They then returned to Moose Jaw in 2001 and built their dream home together and finally retired. They lived their lives to the fullest, spending time with family. Fern and Bob loved to dance with many friends they made in Moose Jaw, and spending time at the family cabin in Northern Saskatchewan on Kemp Lake. After Bob’s passing Fern continued to dance in her circle of friends and made many more friends along the way.
Fern was pre-deceased by her husband Bob in 2008, their infant daughter Suzanne in 1953, Daughter Diane in 1973, Son in law Michel Luron in 2018 and Son Denis in 2021, her parents and numerous brothers, sisters, and in-laws.
She is survived by her loving Children Suzanne Luron, Roger (Linda), daughter in law Debra Cote, Leane (Raymond) Lagasse. Her loving Grandchildren Jeff (Toni) Luron, Bobby-Jo (Ryon) Gloeckler, Brandin (Jennifer) Cote, Craig (Holly) Luron, Travis Cote, Tricia (Dale) Paul, Christopher, and Bobby (Rochelle) May. She is also survived by those who called her GG (Great Grandma) to Caiden and Keira Gloeckler, Zachary and Carter Cote, Autumn, Seth and Easton Paul, Benjamin, Lincoln, and Holden Luron.
The family would like to thank Dr. Geyer for the years of wonderful care he gave to our mother. The many doctors, nurses, and caregivers she had in the last few months. Thank you for your care and compassion.
All who knew this amazing Wife, Mother, Grandma, GG, Sister and friend will miss her and cherish the many years of amazing memories we had with her. She lived a long and happy life, and we are thankful she is with God our Father and all those who have left us behind.
A Celebration of Fern’s Life will take place on Thursday January 25, 2024, at 1:00 PM at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel. Father Felipe will officiate. Those who were unable to service can watch the recorded video by clicking the following link https://youtu.be/YHGQdJKQy-M If you would like to see the video tribute please clink the link https://youtu.be/e4glQL7y03w In living memory of Fernande, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).
Dayna Chamberlain- Funeral Director