Blanche Sept (Cocks)
Feb. 18th ,1931…. Aug. 15th, 2021
With much sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Henry’s beloved wife and our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She slipped away peacefully with her loving family at her side. Blanche was born on the family farm near the Leader Ferry, to David and Esther Cocks. She leaves behind to continue her humanitarian acts of kindness; her Husband Henry Sept, Children: Pam (Bill) Busby, Donna (Arnie) Dillman, Jackie (Dean) Mertin, Garth (Tabatha) Sept, Wade (Deb) Cocks, Grandchildren: Bob (Natasha) Busby and Wade (Natashia) Busby, Austin Dillman, Vanessa (Les) Beebe, Dallas, Chloe and Dawson Mertin, Brooklyn McLean and Kade Henry Sept, Great grandchildren: Chace, Jamie, Wyatt, Riley Blanche, Leo, Norah. Blanche will also be sadly missed by her two sisters-in-law Alma Sept and Marilynn Sept. Mom was the 7th child in her biological family. Her mom passed away when she was just 7 months old. She then was raised by her aunt and uncle being the 7th child of that family as well. Blanche was the last living member of both loving families.
Blanche and Henry were hometown sweethearts. They married March 26th 1952. She was the ideal farmer’s wife: gardening, canning, having meals on the table when Henry came home, taking out delicious meals to the field, plucking geese and producing kids that could operate farm equipment. They spent 69 wonderful years of marriage. They were truly each others best friend and very seldom did anything without each other. They loved to square dance, camp, travel, curl, visit family, check crops, spot geese and deer hunt. Quite the date nights!
In the Sept home, family is priority number one. Their children, grandchildren and Great-grandchildren are their pride and joy. We are so fortunate to grow up supported by mom’s love and devotion. If her family was involved in any sporting or club activities you could count on Blanche being on the side lines glowing with admiration. She stayed keenly interested as they grew and basked in her love and concern. Mom was the glue that kept our family connected. Always providing opportunities for us to get together to celebrate special holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. On many occasions we were joined by guests that were new to the community or those who did not have family near by. Even though Mom was kept busy raising her own four children, on several occasions a child would enter our lives that needed a family. Mom opened her heart and welcomed all into our home as long as they were in need of a family environment and motherly attention.
Blanche was not only a spectator; she was a participator. She spent many hours volunteering for the benefit of her family and community. She took leadership roles in 4-H, CGIT, Cubs, Sunday School, teaching square dancing, quilting, Eastern Star, Western Senior Citizens Auxiliary, and meals on wheels, just to mention a few.
Mom, you are free of the bonds that held you back. You are now free to move around as you wish and speak the words that have been trapped inside of you. For this we are so happy.
Mom, you are a precious gem and God needed your sparkle in Heaven and for you to shine and sparkle on us and the rest of the world. You are deeply loved and are dearly missed.
Those who wish to remember Blanche with a donation, may do so to the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation at Sandhills Credit, Box 249, Leader, SK S0N 1H0
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