It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle & friend, Wilfred Leonard McKenna, on April 3rd, 2018 at the age of 93 years. He and his twin brother Walter were born at home on November 5th, 1924, Dr. Banting was the attending doctor. This was in the Rockhaven/ Ovenstown area. Later the family moved to a farm near Cloan, SK. Wilfred attended the Ovenstown School. Wilfred farmed for several years, then went to work in the pipeline industry. He married Joanne Saleski in 1956 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. In retirement Wilfred drove school bus for many years in the North Battleford district.
Wilfred was predeceased by his father Jack McKenna, mother Henrietta, his wife Joanne, brothers Robert (WW11) and Douglas, sister Christina Hoganson, brothers-in-law Everett Hoganson and Thomas Barth and sisters-in-law June McKenna, Emily McKenna and Lenore McKenna.
He is survived by his twin brother Walter, brothers Donald (Lynne) and William (Mary), sisters Etta Barth and Margaret (John) Cook, sister-in-law Stella McKenna as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
An extra special thanks to his niece Joyce and her sisters Bonnie and Linda for their loving care during his last few months. The family would also like to extend a thank you to Lynn Brisebois for the friendship and kindness she provided to Wilf for over 20 years. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 11:00 am until noon. A Graveside Service will take place at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in North Battleford, SK with Rev. Frances Patterson presiding. A time of fellowship will follow at Sallows & McDonald-Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www.SallowsandMcDonald.com. The family has placed their trust with Jennifer Wildeman of Sallows & McDonald-Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home 306-445-2418.
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