Marie Agnes Carmelle Breese

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BREESE, “Carmelle” Marie Agnes

1938 – 2022


Carmelle Breese was born in Wolseley, SK on May 15, 1938. She departed this world on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Mourning her passing and celebrating her life are her daughters Cheryl (Doug Starnes), Myrna (Neil Kumar), Brenda (Brent Forrest), and Sue (Eric Exner); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Maxine Nicholson; sister-in-law Edna Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carmelle graduated in 1959 from Grey Nuns’ Hospital School of Nursing. Upon earning her Diploma in Nursing Education from Assumption University of Windsor in 1962, she served as an instructor at the Regina Pasqua Hospital. During a conference in Fort San, SK, Carmelle met her husband, Edward Lloyd. After marrying, she devoted herself to raising their four daughters at home. Ed’s work responsibilities led them to West Africa, La Ronge, SK, and Regina. During the summer months, Carmelle brought the girls to their cottage at Katepwa Lake, SK, where collecting berries, making jam, skiing, swimming, and “picking rocks” became cherished memories. Carmelle was an active participant in St. Martin’s Parish as a CWL member, parish administrator and council member, organist, and choir member. She directed the “Singing Grannies” and loved to play piano to engage friends and family in impromptu singalongs. In the community, she was a volunteer for the Regina Figure Skating Club, knitted wool caps for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and crocheted prayer shawls and afghans for charity. Carmelle was deeply loved for her generosity, selflessness, musicality, ingenuity, and humor. Her beautiful soul is now joyfully reunited with her loved ones in heaven. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 2550 12 Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. To view the livestream of the service please click on the link at the top of this obituary. 


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