(Sophie) Josefa Souchotte

(Sophie) Josefa Souchotte


April 18, 1923 – December 23, 2011

Sophie, a resident

of the Dorchester

Retirement Residence for almost ten years passed away in her sleep December 23, 2011 after a year

long battle with

ALS. Sophie was

born to Joseph

and Anna Wihlidal

in Grayson,

Saskatchewan April

18, 1923, the seventh oldest child in a family of twenty-one. Born to an industrious musical prairie farm family Sophie served as a member of the church choir for more than Fifty years. Drawing from experience gained by growing up on the prairies, Sophie was an

accomplished gardener, and became a

professional cook distinguished by her innovative cooking style, specializing in German-Canadian dishes using the bounty of the prairie farm

harvest to its delicious best. Augmented by

numerous Community College classes Sophie became an accomplished seamstress

specializing later in life to becoming a prolific Quilter. The beds of many family and friends are currently graced with the fruits of her efforts. In total, including numerous quilts donated to the needy of the world, Sophie was responsible for making more than four hundred quilts. Sophie married Antoine Emil Souchotte February 4th, 1947 and settled in Wolsely, Saskatchewan in 1972. After the passing of her husband of fifty five years in 2002, Sophie moved to Kelowna. Sophie is survived by her sons Romeo of

Kelowna, BC, Raymond of Edmonton, Alberta; Daughters Louise of Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Lorraine of Canmore, Alberta. Sophie is also

survived by many brothers, sisters, grand

children, and great grand children. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 2:00PM at Immaculate Conception Church 839 Sutherland Kelowna BC. Internment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens 8th Street East on to #314 Hwy Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Saturday April 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. No flowers or

donations please. She only ever wanted to help.

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