Jocelyne (Begrand) Pelletier, aged 71, of Duck Lake, passed away peacefully on June 18th, 2022, surrounded by family. Jocelyne was born on February 13th, 1951 to Henri and Rita (LeFrançois) Begrand of St. Louis, SK - the second of their three children. Jocelyne grew up on the family farm west of St. Louis and attended school in town and at the Institute in Prince Albert. It was in her early years that she developed a fondness of caring for animals, especially horses. During her high school years, Jocelyne met Edwin Pelletier of Duck Lake who would become her husband on October 9th, 1970. Jocelyne and Edwin subsequently made their life taking over the Pelletier family farm just a few miles north of Duck Lake, raising purebred Charolais cattle and grain farming.
In 1975, Jocelyne and Eddy welcomed their first chosen son Greg, and a few years later in 1977, they welcomed their second chosen son, Richard. Farm-living was a great upbringing for the whole family. One of her most heartfelt roles was becoming Mémé to her grandsons Cael and Bennett. She spoiled them and showered them with love right up to her last moments.
Jocelyne had a passion for music. She played several instruments (piano, organ, and violin), and performed with numerous groups over the years including the music ministry at the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Duck Lake. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers brought her joy as they bloomed each year. Her cats, dogs, and farm animals (miniature horses and donkeys) always had a special place in her heart.
Jocelyne was active in the community and served as a school board member and school division trustee for several years. Jocelyne was focused on the education of her boys and encouraged them to pursue post-secondary education. Jocelyne was a part of numerous boards and served the greater community.
Jocelyne is survived by her loving husband Edwin, her eldest son Greg (Carrie, and grandsons Cael and Bennett), her son Richie (Crystal), her sister Pierrette (Ronald) Pelletier, her brother Roger (Diane) Begrand, and numerous beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.
Jocelyne will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the nursing staff at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon for the excellent and compassionate care they provided Jocelyne.
The funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022
at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Duck Lake.
In Jocelyne’s honour, memorial donations can be made to:
Saskatchewan Valley Hospital Foundation Inc. (Box 93, Rosthern, SK S0K 3R0)
or the St. Laurent Shrine (Box 368 Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0)
or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Funk's Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK