1928 – 2018
Charlie Jerome Joseph Loustel passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Hill View Manor, Estevan, Sask. at the age of 90 years.
Charlie was a twin born to Wendel and Catherine (Fornwald) Loustel on March 5, 1928 in Lampman, Sask. Charlie’s twin brother, Claude, passed away at the age of 18 months. Charlie was raised on the family farm 14 miles east of Lampman along with his brothers, Albert and Gordon and one sister Rita (Loustel) Ward. This farm was the original homestead that his grandfather Mathias Loustel first acquired after moving to Saskatchewan from Winkler, Manitoba. Charlie met and married Audrey May Brock on April 21, 1959 and from this union four children were born: Clara Marie (Loustel) Freitag, Dale Evans, Pius Wendel and Randy Joseph.
Charlie, along with his siblings attended school at Cateville School, a rural school two miles from the homestead. He completed grade 8 and went on to complete a welding course which came in handy on the farm. Charlie farmed along with his brother Gordon until 1983 and continued farming with his sons until 2017. Hereford cattle, milk cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, cats, dogs and one horse for winter chores rounded out the farm life.
After Charlie and Audrey moved to Estevan in 1988, he continued to be interested in the seeding, harvest and how things were going. The amount of rainfall, the weather, how many bushels of grain per acre during harvest, the efficiency of the John Deere equipment were all frequent topics of conversation.
Charlie is survived by his brother Gordon Loustel of Estevan, numerous nieces and nephews and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren:
Clara Marie (Loustel) Freitag married to Dennis Freitag and their children: Cory Jacob Freitag married to Rayanne Nicole (Wood) and their children, Bowyn Anton Freitag and Aubree Layne Freitag of Alameda, Sask.; Jeremy Scott Freitag married to Amber Jo (Pouliot) and their children, Kaelynn Marie Freitag and Hadley Ann Freitag of Bienfait, Sask.; and Christina Marie Freitag engaged to Brett Ruppert, both of Alameda, Sask.
Dale Evans Loustel of Airdrie, Alta. and his children: Nicholas Joel Loustel of Alberta; Brendan Wade Loustel of Alberta and Brooke Louise Loustel and her child, Luna Louise Cunningham of Airdrie.
Pius Wendel Loustel married to Felicia Katherine Klein, of Frobisher, Sask.
Randy Joseph Loustel and his son Jaden Mathias Loustel of Emerald Park, Sask.
Charlie was predeceased by his wife Audrey May Loustel; parents, Wendel and Catherine; infant brother Claude; brother Albert; sister Rita Ward; brother-in-law John Ward; sisters-in-law, Mary Loustel, Audrey E. Loustel and Rose Loustel.
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Patricia Keefe officiating. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Sathiadas Antony. Interment will follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, after which family and friends are invited to a time of sharing and lunch in the church auditorium.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Charlie Loustel may be made to the Hill View Manor Activity Fund, 1401 – 1st Street, Estevan, Sask., S4A 2W7 or the Knights of Columbus, c/o 203 – 1226 3rd Street, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0R9.
The family wish to thank all who phoned, stopped for a visit, sent flowers, cards, food and other supplies to help out at the time of Dad’s passing.
Dustin Hall of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan is assisting Charlie’s family.