The family of Elaine Doris Nadiger (nee Hobman), age 76, of Lanigan are sad to announce her passing on Monday, November 9, 2020. Elaine was born on January 29, 1944 at Nokomis to Joseph and Isabel (nee Smith) Hobman. She grew up and went to school near Lockwood and then moved to Saskatoon where she took her nurses training at St. Paul’s Hospital, graduating in 1965. Soon after she graduated having been struck with cupids’ arrow, she married Herb Nadiger in September 1966. They lived on their farm while she worked at the Nokomis Health Centre full time and subsequently moving to part time when she and Herb welcomed their chosen daughters Tracy and Nancy into their family. She was a strong, determined, and independent woman and in 1987, she became the Director of Nursing in Nokomis, a role she maintained until 1990. From there, Elaine taught the SIAST Home Care/Special Care Aide program through Carlton Trail Regional College and then worked at St Brieux Special Care Home. In Nov. 1992, she became the Nurse Manager at Silver Heights Special Care Home in Raymore opening and running the facility for a number of years. Elaine then finished her career in Lanigan as the client care coordinator for home care. Elaine was a passionate and committed health care professional and over the years served on the Lanigan Regional Home Care Board, taught CPR classes for Carlton Trail Regional College, volunteered for Raymore First Responders, and served as a Coroner for the Province of Saskatchewan. She impacted many people in her lifetime with her caring nature and her natural ability to empathize and say just the right thing. Elaine was actively involved in the Haliburton Community Club and the Lockwood Community Club and supported her girls for many years at track and field day at Drake Elementary school. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, curling, writing humorous poems and scrapbooking in her leisure time. Elaine loved going to their cabin at Barrier Lake with her family, it was her happy place where she made many friends, shared many laughs, and made a lifetime of memories. After selling their farm, Herb and Elaine lived in a number of communities before settling in Lanigan where she would remain in her own home until the last year of her life, moving to Central Parkland Lodge last year. Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, one son-in-law and one granddaughter: Tracy Nadiger of St. Albert, AB and Nancy (Curtis) Church and daughter Jayda of Regina; her brother Dennis (Audrey) Hobman of Entwistle, AB and sisters-in-law Connie Hobman of BC and Connie (Don) St. Onge of Regina; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Erik Church; husband Herb Nadiger; partner Don Duthie; parents Joseph and Isabel Hobman; brothers Dave Hobman and Clayton (Ann) Hobman; sister-in-law Kathie Hobman, nephew Greg Hobman and members of Herb’s family: his parents Joseph and Byng Nadiger; and siblings Walter (Pinky) Nadiger, Beth (Wilfred) Doidge, Aline (Louis) Ritz and brother-in-law Bill Ellis. Due to COVID19, a celebration of Elaine’ life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations in Elaine’s memory may be made to the Central Parkland Lodge or the Lung Association of Saskatchewan.
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Central Parkland Lodge
30 Downing Drive East, Lanigan SK S0K 2M0
Lung Association of Saskatchewan
1231 8th Street East, Saskatoon SK S7H 0S5