Inge Meister died peacefully in her sleep on October 20th, 2023 at Aspira Stonebridge Crossing Retirement Home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Inge was born on March 9, 1937 in Tunsdor, Germany. In April of 1953, her family immigrated to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, sponsored by Clifford Clark. On the ocean voyage to Canada, Inge met the love of her life and best friend, Paul Meister. He was travelling to Canada from Switzerland when he fell in love with 16 year old Inge, thus ending his world tour. They married in Blind River, Ontario on December 27, 1954. In 1955, Paul and Inge returned to southwest Saskatchewan to farm.
Throughout her life, Inge was active in the Horseshoe Bend Community Club and Gull Lake communities: Eastern Star, UCW, Girl Guides of Canada troop leader to name a few. She sang in the Gull Lake Knox United Church choir and at many weddings and funerals. She was artistically talented, creating beautifully knitted or crocheted outfits, and had a passion for painting.
Inge was preceded by her parents, Hans and Gerda Schwartz; sisters, Elsie, and Edith; husband, Paul; and sons, David, and Stephen. She is survived by her son, Robert (Carol) Meister, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and their children, Jessica (Dave) Penner, and Ben (Donna) Meister; daughter-in-law, Diana Meister, of Seattle Washington; and their daughters, Dale (Ryan) Howse-Meister, Kimber (Steve) Amping, and, Lisa (Cameron Burton) Meister; Carry (Ronni) Farris of Turon, Kansas; and their daughter, Jennifer Farris, as well as 9 beautiful great-grandchildren.
Inge will be cremated and her and Paul's ashes will be spread over the first piece of farmland they bought together. At this time, no service is planned until the family can be together. Memorials can be made to Autumn House in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.