SAUNDERS, LORETTA MAE

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Born to Fred and Gladys Burden, in Griquet on October 26th, 1930. Passed away July 28th, 2018 at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony at the age of 87 years. Loretta married George Saunders on December 1st, 1948 and together they raised five children; Madge, Ruby, Jim, Glorine, and Annie. Her family meant the world to her and her grandchildren where the light of her life. She love the outdoors and enjoyed gardening, berry picking, and watching the bird and the squirrels coming to the feeder. She was a skilled knitter and contributed to the Women’s Missionaries knitted goods outreach program. She and her husband George were faithful members of the Calvary Pentecostal congregation in St. Lunaire-Griquet. She was predeceased by her husband George and Daughter Ruby. She will be missed by those who mourn her passing and are left with cherished memories. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memoires her Son Jim (Sylvia); Daughters Madge Decker, Glorine Saunders, Annie Patey (Roy); Son-in-law Bruce Parsons; Eight Grandchildren; Nine Great-grandchildren; Brother Winston Burden (Vida); Sisters Madge Pynn (Joe), Minnie Roham, Sylvia Pilgrim (Ron), Annie Hillier, Flossie Curlew (Freeman); Brother-in-law Eric Saunders (Rita) as well as a large circle of extended family and friends. Loretta was predeceased by her parents Fred and Gladys Burden; Husband George Saunders; Daughter Ruby Parsons; Sisters Florence Patey and Caddie Hillier; Brother Ray Patey; Brother In-laws Sidney Patey and Roland Hillier; and Son in-law Lloyd Decker. Visitation was held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle in St. Lunaire-Griquet from where the funeral was held on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Elliott officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.