Obituary of Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth (Beth Lang) Wagner, late of Regina, passed away quietly and peacefully in Regina, SK, with family at her side on Sunday December 18, 2022, at the age of 100 years five months.
She was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) R. Wagner; her parents Adam and Mary (Sanheim) Lang; siblings and their spouses: Nicholas and Elizabeth (Dreher) Lang; Mary Lang; Adam and Genevieve (Jenny Dreher) Lang; Anton (Tony) and Dorothy (Bachman) Lang; Henry and Margaret (Anwender) Lang; Margaret (Marge Rist) Lang; John and Dorothy (Kress) Lang; John and Eleanor (Ella Lang) Rist; George Hanofski; Raymond and Adeline (Lang) Nostadt; Henry Donauer.
Beth was also predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman and Barbara (Kram) Wagner; and in-laws: Edward and Eleanor (Wagner) Fink; Robert and Matilda (Wagner) Lunnin; Gandolph and Irma (Steinmetz) Wagner; Sister Magdaline Wagner (Member of Grey Nuns); Tony Wagner and a number of nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Audrey Price, and son-in-law Trevor Owen of Regina; daughter Laverne Guthrie, and son-in-law Brian Guthrie, of Calgary. Grandchildren Nadia (Owen) and Mike Walker, Julia (Owen) and Jarrett Kozuch all of Woodstock ON.; Angela (MacNeil Guthrie) and Kyle Bottcher of Regina; Amy (Guthrie) and Scott Myer, and Sarah (Guthrie) and Andrew (Drew) Micholuk all of Calgary, AB. Great Grandsons Nicholas and Ryan Walker and Kane and Malcolm Kozuch of Woodstock and Great Granddaughters Eve Bottcher of Ottawa, and Emery and Rylee Myer of Calgary.
Elizabeth is also survived by siblings and their spouses: Joseph and Anne (Knorr) Lang; Albert and Mary (Hanofski) Lang; Konrad Lang; Mary (Lang) Hanofski; Evelyn (Lang) Donauer; In-Laws: Henry and Claire (Gosselin) Wagner (BC), Alma (Wagner) Reid (BC); Peggy (Jones) Wagner of Regina and dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews and their dozens and dozens of families.
Born July 8, 1922 on the Lang Family Farm south of Kendal, Saskatchewan, Elizabeth was proudly from a family of 14 siblings and married into the Wagner family of eight siblings. She attended Silver Hills School until Grandma Lang needed her at home to help with family and chores.
Over the years Beth worked sewing draperies, then at a bag manufacturing plan and along with Bill, purchased and ran The Balgonie Hotel and later the City Centre Motel in Swift Current.
Family was everything to Beth and, like her mother, she was happiest when the house was full of her children, grand and great grandchildren and her family.
There was sure to be some family gathering and card game happening more than once a week. At first travelling by sleigh in winter to a sibling or neighbor and later gathering with siblings at her condo for a game or two. A month before her passing, there were still regular weekly cribbage games with her sisters Mary and Evelyn, and niece Wendy Rist. Beth could be expected to skunk them on occasion.
Known by her grandchildren as GMa and by her great grandchildren as GG, they were the love of her life. You could see her heart swell just talking about them with a happy smile from ear to ear.
The family would sincerely like to acknowledge the Staff at Parkside Care Home, North Wing who were so kind and loving to Beth while in their care. The kindness and compassion they show for all residents is outstanding!
Elizabeth was privately cremated December 28, 2022, and a Mass and Celebration of Her Life will take place at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Parish (1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK) Saturday, March 25, at 1:00PM .