It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Violet Jeanice (Jean) Backlin, on March 16, 2021.
Mom was born on April 17, 1932, in the Moosomin, Saskatchewan district to Olive (Kilpatrick) and John Crosson. She grew up on the family farm near McAuley, Manitoba. Her later years were spent in Moosomin.
Mom will be loved and deeply missed by her children: David (Linda)Towler; Greg, Rhonda and Janelle; Rick (Louise)Towler; Jessica, Michelle and John; Darlene Tripp; Scott, Stephen, Kristin and Curtis; Linda (Ab) Seidler; Quinn and Liam; Garry (Cindy) Towler; Christopher and Tommy; Dale (Christina) Backlin; Ethan and Reece as well as 29 great-grandchildren, her brother Jim Crosson, sister-in-law Phyllis Crosson and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Ronald Towler (1965) and her second husband Garry Backlin (1981), her brothers and sisters and in-laws Hattie (Grant) Johnson, Don (Janie) Crosson, Fred (Bev) Crosson, Merle (Howard) Frape, Velma (Les)Sheane, Ken Crosson and Joyce Crosson, her great-granddaughter Emma Belhumeur and son-in-law Fred Hill.
Mom’s joy of life was endless. She was a caring and energetic person who gave generously to her family, friends and community. She was the first female EMT in Saskatchewan and earned a Governor General’s medal for her lifetime service with the ambulance service.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Tributes in memory of Jean may be made to the Moosomin & District Health Care Foundation for the Southeast Integrated Care Centre or the Canadian Legion—Moosomin Branch #81.
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