The peaceful passing of Pearle Janette (nee Cochlan) Ritz–Kennedy, 102 years, occurred on Friday, November 18, 2022 at her residence at St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt SK. Pearle was born on April 23, 1920, to Alfred and Hazel (nee Smith) Cochlan at Palmer, SK. She obtained her education at the Palmer School. Following, Pearle took a business course at Success Business College in Regina. While she was in school she also worked evenings at Simpsons. After obtaining here administration certificate, she began employment at Vital Statistics in the Health Department. This is where she met the love of her life Al Ritz who worked in the same department with her. They were wed in September 1943. They later moved to Humboldt where they raised their family of five: Clair, Sandra, Roland, Jerome and Daniel. When Danny started school Pearle returned to work force and worked at St Elizabeth’s Hospital and then later at the Humboldt Public School as the secretary. Al passed away in 1976 and Pearle remained in Humboldt with her family. Pearle was a member of the Humboldt Canadian Legion – both in the men’s and ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered many hours on many different organizations in the community of Humboldt. On November 7, 1980 Pearle married Lawrence Kennedy. They were together until July 2002 when Lawrence passed away. Pearle loved music and playing the piano, she was always willing to share her talents by playing for many different groups and at nursing homes. Pearle will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons: Jerome (Jan) Ritz of Rosetown and Danny (Candace) Ritz of Humboldt; daughter-in-law Anne Ritz of Saskatoon; son-in-law Charles Samuels of Sturgis; 11 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Pearle was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Hazel Cochlan; first husband Al Ritz; second husband Lawrence Kennedy; three children: Clair, Sandra and Roland. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial donations in Pearle’s memory may be directed to ALS Society of Saskatchewan.