1932 ~ ANNIE FRENCH ~ 2021

Posted: March 22nd, 2021

Annie (Stetar) French of Consul, Saskatchewan passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on March 17, 2021. Annie was born on Sept 26, 1932 in Consul, Sask, to Thomas and Anna Stetar and this is where her journey through life began.

Annie grew up south of Consul where she spent much of her life farming. Annie married Joe French on March 28, 1955 in Havre, MT. They live in the Village of Consul, and later moved to the farm East of Consul where she lived until she passed. Annie was your typical hardworking Canadian farm wife helping every step of the way. Annie ran the restaurant in Consul off and on for decades as she loved to cook and interact with people. Everyone who stopped in at the restaurant will remember Annie’s cooking, big heart and wonderful smile. Annie and Joe raised three children, William (Billy) French, Joanne Behrman (French), and Thomas (Tom) French in the Village of Consul. Annie had a soft spot in her heart for family, friends and animals. Annie remained active on the farm until 2015 looking after her pigs. When the last of the pig was sold, Annie decided to take up cat ranching, as it was a less vigorous feeding routine than the pigs. For all that visited her, we got to see her big herd of cats that only she could pet. They kept her busy for hours playing with them and watching them play.

Annie had a sweet side but only few saw the card shark inside of her! You always had to keep a couple loonies in your pocket when you went to visit because baked goods and rummy were always on the menu. Annie loved to curl and in her younger years she was one to be reckoned with. As Annie got older you could bet if it was curling season, the Scotties or the Brier were on her television. Annie loved to write, whether it was in her diary or letters to family and friends near and far, if you sent her a letter you would always get one back.

Annie was predeceased by her husband, Joe French; son, Billy French; grandson, Trevor Behrman; brother, Louis Stetar; brothers-in-law, Paddy French and Johnny French. Annie leaves to remember her, daughter, Joanne (Jim) Behrman; son, Tom (Marjorie) French; grandchildren, Renee (Damion) Grieman, Trent (Haley) Behrman, Jodi (Michael-Jon) French, Ryan French, Corey (Richelle) French, Megan French, and Darcy French; great-grandchildren, Wren Behrman, Crue Behrman, and Hattie French; sisters-in-law, Saloma French, Irene French, June Stetar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Annie’s name to the Consul Curling Club and the Consul Ambulance Service. As per Annie’s request there will be no service. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Annie French. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

One Condolence for “1932 ~ ANNIE FRENCH ~ 2021”

  1. Shannon Ulrich says:

    Hello Joanne,
    I am so sorry for this terrible shock and loss in your family. Your mother was such a charismatic lady. May you and your family be blessed with the comfort and peace you need to move forward in life without her. You’ve already had so much pain in your life and my heart aches for you.
    Sincere condolences,
    Shannon (Saville) Ulrich

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