Obituary of Annetta Pearl Logan
Annetta Pearl Bishop, more commonly known as Nettie, was born September 8th, 1934 to Lillian and Floyd Bishop. Nettie was raised with her four sisters Ileen, Hazel, Faye, and Doreen in Excel. Growing up Nettie helped her parents run the Excel store, and later worked in the old Oyen hospital. Not long after, Nettie met the love of her life and began a family of her own.
In February of 1953, Nettie met Esler Logan at a dance in Oyen and they were married May 28th, 1954. In May of this year Nettie and Esler celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Their marriage blessed them with 7 children, 6 boys and 1 girl, all of which were raised on the family farm in Cappon. As more and more boys came along, Nettie became increasingly adept at not putting up with any BS. All the children learned very quickly not to start a fight if mom was around.
Nettie was an excellent cook, but she was also always in charge of making sure dessert was ready for Esler. Although she had some adventurous recipes her most well-known meals included baked mac & cheese, scalloped potatoes, and especially her array of pies, but Nettie’s personal favourite was simply a good bowl of ice cream. Even after her and Esler retired and moved to Oyen in 2000, there was always a warm meal at Nettie’s house for her children and grandchildren. Nettie was also known for her green thumb, on the farm she had a huge garden, and although she had to downsize when she moved to town, Nettie always had fresh produce and a beautiful flower bed.
Nettie loved playing cards, but she took them very seriously. You could always catch Nettie looking at her opponent’s cards with her wandering eyes, but she would never admit to it. She often played Smear at the curling rink on Tuesday nights, and she made sure all her kids knew how to play by her rules growing up. She was also an avid Bingo player. Nettie made the trek to Cereal for Bingo Monday nights and played whenever it was held in Oyen. Nettie obtained quite the collection of Tupperware, and stuffed animals from her winnings. Another hobby of Nettie’s was knitting. Her granddaughters have a collection of knitted doll clothes and blankets that they cherish to this day. Nettie also loved listening to music. She always had the radio on in the kitchen, and in her later years she particularly enjoyed the live music at Oyen’s long-term care facility.
The rest of Nettie’s free time was spent following her children, and then grandchildren and great granchildren, around for sports. She attended countless hockey, baseball, and curling games and the annual dance festivals in support of those she loved.
Nettie leaves to mourn; her sister Doreen Smith, her brother-in-law Miles (Vallery) Logan, children; Stan (Gert), Joan (Neil) Jorgenson, Bruce, Rod, Cal (Tracey), Barry (Erin), Jerry (Marcy), 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, as well as numerous extended family members. Nettie joins her loving husband Esler in heaven, as he passed away in September of this year.
The family will gather together in January for a private service.