It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lydia Justine Rose Lebold on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson. Lydia Justina Rose Lebold was born on July 7, 1934, the 5th of 7 children to George and Katherine (Freidel) Lebold, in the Quill Lake/Watson District. She attended the Quill Plains Country School. Lydia’s childhood was spent working hard on the family farm with her parents & siblings; Melita, Pius, Clara, Mary, Marion & Gloria; learning skills that would serve her well throughout her hardworking life. On April 25, 1951 Lydia married Gordon Laybourne at the Sacred Heart Church in Watson. They lived and farmed at the Laybourne home place (South Farm) in the Lampard District until 1959 when they moved to the Parish farm 5 miles south of Watson. While there they started raising hogs and building up their dairy herd. In 1965 they purchased the Auchstaetter farm 6 miles south of Watson and continued to build upon their farm. Gordon and Lydia raised 4 children – Ray, Brian, Barbara, and Robert. Lydia kept very busy with her family and her role on the farm. She managed the cows, pigs, raised chickens, geese and ducks. Lydia also spent a few years as a cook at the B&W Restaurant in Watson, drove bus and was a contracted driver with the Wadena & Humboldt Rural School Divisions.
On October 17, 1980 Lydia married Ray Diener at the Sacred Heart Church in Watson. They made their home in Humboldt where they enjoyed beautifying their yard and garden, spending time at the curling rink, fishing, baking, berry picking and preserving, sewing, quilting and crafting, coffee and visits, card games and casinos, travelling and meeting friends along the way, and time spent together, with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In recent years, Lydia resided at Eastside Village where she served on the board for several years, The Elizabeth where she enjoyed her prepared meals and the occasional happy hour, both located in Humboldt. Most recently she was a resident of The Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, where she entertained the staff with her humour and quick wit, all the while receiving tender loving care.
Lydia will be lovingly remembered by all the lives she touched, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; RAYMOND (Audrey Pomedli) Laybourne and family Ronald (Darla) Laybourne and sons Robert (Kayla Smith) & Aiden (Kendra Lipka); Lalania (Lyle) MacNevin and daughter Skyelar; BARBARA Laybourne (Vaughn Lafontaine) and son Gordon (Jess Lippai & son Joe); daughter-in-law REGINA and family Jessica (Dwight) Bunyan and family Brynne, Cassidy & Dayton; Norey (Wade) Hyra and family Abrie, Trysten & Kacen; Dionne (Mario Ley) Laybourne and family Emerson, Aislyn, & Dietrich; Miguel (Rae Ann Komarnisky) Laybourne and family Callen & Kelsey; Austin Laybourne; Shayna (Gerard) Bedard; her sisters; Marion Hinderks, Gloria Novakoski and sister-in-law Myrtle Lebold; and by numerous nieces, nephews, friends & neighbors.
Lydia was predeceased by her parents; George (1965) & Katherine (1991) Lebold, husbands Gordon Laybourne (1979 and Ray Diener (2011); sons: Robert Laybourne (1951, in infancy), Robert Laybourne (1980), & Brian Laybourne (2015); siblings and in-laws: Melita & Louis Auchstaetter, Pius Lebold, Clara & Ernest Weigel, Mary & Homer Hahn & Gordon Noble, Ray Hinderks, Dennis Woznik & Walter Novakoski.
A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery, celebrated by Fr. Prosper Abotsi. Memorial donations in Lydia's memory may be directed to Quill Plains Healthcare Foundation Inc., Watson.
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Quill Plains Health Care Foundation Inc.
PO Box 277, Watson SK S0K 4V0