Joan Rambold

Ethel Joan Rambold

April 28, 1935 -August 13, 2023

As published in the September 25th, 2023 World-Spectator


Ethel Joan Rambold, beloved wife of Lawrence Rambold, passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Long Term Care, Moosomin, on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the age of 88 years.

The funeral service from G.R.Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Moosomin, was held on Wednesday, August 16 with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Moosomin and District Healthcare Foundation for Moosomin Long Term Care, in memory of Ethel.

Ethel Rambold, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the Long Term Care in Moosomin, Saskatchewan.

Left to treasure her memory are her loving husband of 64 years Lawrence, son Barry (Lora) and their children Michael, Denise (T.J.) and Mark (Tristen Miller) son Darcy (Rene), sister Lorraine Naber (Ken), sister Marlene Heskin (Wayne), sister-in-law Betty Dowson, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Otto and Margaret Severson, in-laws George and Anna Rambold, brother Clifford Severson and sister-in-law Belva Severson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Dorothy Rambold, brother-in-law Ken Dowson, nephew Bob Severson and niece Sharon Severson.

Ethel was born on April 28, 1935 in Norquay, Saskatchewan. She grew up learning to work hard on the farm while helping with daily chores such as milking cows, cooking and cleaning. She also drove truck and hauled grain.

She attended two different rural schools: Swan School and Grand Ravine.
After school, Ethel started work as a Nurse’s Aid at Norquay Hospital.

Ethel met Lawrence Rambold, an X-ray and Lab Technician, at Norquay Hospital. Lawrence was from Luseland, Saskatchewan.

She married Lawrence on July 19, 1959 in Norquay. They had two sons: Barry on June 3, 1960 and Darcy on November 11, 1963.

Ethel and Lawrence moved to Regina in 1960. Lawrence worked at the Regina General Hospital as an X-ray Technician. They moved to Moosomin in December of 1962.

Ethel was employed as a part-time clerical worker at Moosomin Union Hospital from 1975 to 1997.

She was a super cook and baker, winning awards for her homemade bread.

Ethel was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church since 1963. She was involved with the executive of the Moosomin Music Festival. She instilled the love of music into both sons. She and Lawrence sacrificed a lot so both could study piano and trumpet.

Ethel enjoyed many years of camping in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The garden and flower pots were a central focus of her attention. She also sewed most of her clothes for many years. The house was always ultra-clean and orderly. A strong work ethic and education were also instilled into the family.

Ethel and Lawrence, after retiring in 1997, enjoyed many trips in Canada and the U.S.A. with Barrie and Alice Davidson and Andrew and Eileen Woods.

Ethel and Lawrence moved into Pipstone Villas - Sandstone in October of 2017. Her health started to fail in 2019. She ended up moving into Long Term Care in Moosomin in January of 2021. She remained there until her passing on August 13, 2023. The staff of the Long Term Care gave her the best care in the world.

Ethel had a strong faith. Her faith in Jesus was evident in good times and bad. Above all interests, God came first. This was passed onto her family and friends. The blessing is she is no longer suffering.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,