October 25, 1947 – March 19, 2020
Wesley Fredrick Lockhart of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan passed away on March 19, 2020 at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care. He was born on October 25, 1947 to Frederick and Florence Lockhart in Weyburn Saskatchewan.
Wes will be dearly missed by his loving wife Nena, her children Nathan Isbister and Natasha Hoet (Rick) Nathan’s children Olivia and Jonathan, Natasha’s daughter Emma and stepson Michael. His daughter Candace Tillman (Greg) their children Drea, Gwennyth, Anika, Jocelyn and Maren. He is also survived by his nine siblings, their spouses, Nena’s siblings and their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his Pike Lake Family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wes had various jobs before he joined the City of Saskatoon Police Department. During his thirty year career as a police officer he felt honoured to be working as a police officer in any capacity they wanted him to work. He especially loved working with the youth as a School Resource Officer.
Wes’s love of music, his talent as a piano player, his commitment as a sports editor and captain of the basketball team while at school in Clavet, his subsequent coaching of basketball at the Hanley High School, his life-long interest in that game as a spectator, his interest in fishing, hunting and acting as a guide to American hunters, his touring on his Gold Wing and his membership with the Blue Knight Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, and his love of horses help define who he was. He loved his cabin at Pike Lake and would spend the spring, summer and fall there. He was so grateful that the last couple of years his Pike Lake family (Terry Grosz, Dan Streisel, Tom Westgard) made it possible for him to do so. He enjoyed wing night, pot luck suppers and visitors stopping in for a visit at the cabin. Before his health deteriorated Wes enjoyed driving to McKinney, Texas to visit his daughter Candace, Greg and family every February. He loved the family camps at Delaronde lake and Coldwell. All who knew him respected and loved him, he wanted the best for everyone. His kind, gentle and generous spirit will live on in all those he knew and loved.
Wes was so grateful for the wonderful care he received from the hospital, doctors and nurses. His home care nurses and palliative care nurses. He truly appreciated the regular visits and help he got to get to appointments from his brothers Bob, Lew and Dorothy and friend Al Sather and Garth Haughn . His parting words to everyone was “Take care of each other” and “Life is Good”.
A celebration of Wes’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made to Close to Home Campaign Hospice Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.