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Darlene Carol (Shaw) Plewis

April 20, 1940 ~ June 17, 2021 (age 81)


The family of Darlene Plewis of Swift Current and formerly of Pennant wish to announce her passing on Thursday, June 17 at her farm.  

Darlene Carol Plewis was born April 20, 1940 in Cabri, SK to Percy & Mrtle Shaw. Darlene was raised on the family farm in the Cabri district along with her younger sister, Gloria. Darlene enjoyed the farm life and especially loved horses. That love for horses continued for her entire life and she still had several horses on the farm up to the present. 

After graduating Darlene went to Moose Jaw College and began teaching at Pennant. She married Ken Plewis in 1959, taught for a few years and then stopped teaching once she had her children. Darlene & Ken ran a mixed farm operation and eventually focused on raising purebred Charolais cattle. This was something Darlene enjoyed and took pride in. She had a good eye for cattle, was very knowledgeable with pedigrees and very good at clipping/grooming cattle for shows and sales (including being asked by other breeders). Darlene was the President of the Canadian Charolettes, promoting the breed for several years. Besides her love of cattle and horses, Darlene enjoyed playing ball in her youth, cooking and baking for her family, square dancing with Ken and her parents, and a good game of cards.  

Darlene is survived by her three children, Darwin (Lorrie) Plewis, Deana (Carter Link) Blais, Reiny (Dona) Plewis; her eight grandchildren, Dallas Plewis, Daylon (Jordie) Plewis, Jordan Perrigo, Kendal Blais, Kyra Blais, Karissa (Brandon) Heard, Austin (Shy) Plewis and Kaylee Plewis.; and by her eight great-grandchildren, Kylie and Janelle Plewis, Avery Plewis, Lincoln, Jace and Liam Plewis, Tori Giroux and Scottie Heard. 

Darlene was predeceased by her husband, Ken Plewis; her parents, Percy & Myrtle Shaw; and by her father in-law & mother in-law, Gordon & Stella Plewis. 

Darlene was a woman of integrity and always had a positive outlook on life. She faced each challenge with courage, grace, strength and an amazing attitude - all with her signature smile and sense of humour. Not once did she complain about what was thrown her way, she was a fighter with a passion for everything good. 

Darlene was the matriarch, center and glue of her family - they meant the world to her. The feelings were mutual and there wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t have multiple text messages, calls, and regular visits from her adoring family.

After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Darlene passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 81 years. Her final days gave her peace to be in her own home, with her horses and more importantly with her family beside her. They are thankful for the precious time they had to spend with her. 

The family wish to thank Dr. Sami (Oncologist), Dr. Cuthbert and Home Care Nurses for the help and support they offered to keep Darlene at home until her passing. Thank you also to Swift Current Funeral Home for their guidance and support. Lastly, the family wish to thank their family and friends who called or visited and sent flowers or food for them during this time. Each and every one was appreciated. 

In memory of Darlene, donations made to Stars Ambulance, would be appreciated by the family. A private family service took place on July 3 at 1:00 p.m. A link to the service can be found here.

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