Molly Bakken

Molly Bakken


June 19, 1936 –

March 17, 2015

Born: Sec. 24, Tp. 34, Rge. 31, W. 1, Saskatchewan

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Molly, who died on March 17th following a brief, but tragic illness.

Molly is survived by her sons Randy (Valerie) Kmiecik, and John Kmiecik (Tracey Thomas), grandsons Allen Kmiecik (Ellen Jensen) and Lonny (Kumiko) Kmiecik, her great grandson Oliver Kmiecik, and step grandsons Robert (Trish) Kmiecik, William (Dallys) Kmiecik, and Clay (Carrie) Kmiecik with their families as well as nephews Reno and Dwayne Pahl and families.

Molly was predeceased by her first husband, Allan Kmiecik, her brother Peter Voiken, her second husband, Stan Bakken, her mother Mabel Sidnick, her sister, Annie Pahl, and her brother in law, Alex Pahl.

Molly attended grades one and two in Bushtown, AB before moving to West Coleman with her family, continuing her education at the Maple Leaf School in Bellevue. She met Allan, and they married in Bellevue in January of 1955. Molly and Allan experienced life in many communities, following wherever logging and road building took them. Upon Allan’s retirement in 1969, they began developing White Spruce Trailer park, which Molly, with the help of her sons, operated for many years.

Molly was a strong and independent woman who was all about business, first and foremost. She was greatly committed to her faith and supported various churches and ministries throughout her life. Her yard was her oasis, where she grew several heritage varieties of flowers and shrubs. She was a talented seamstress, and many were lucky to be recipients of handmade quilted or stitched items. She loved all music, and truly enjoyed having her family and friends gather at her home. She will always be remembered for her love of her family, and her warming laughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Molly’s name to the Salvation Army. Memories & condolences shared at Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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