Katherine “Dolly” May Blackport
September 27, 1925 – June 13, 2024

Katherine “Dolly” May Blackport passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan. Dolly, as she was known to everyone, was born on September 27, 1925 at home on the farm in the Lockwood district to Jacob and Mary (nee Fischer) Blackport. She grew up on the farm 2 miles south and 5 ½ miles east of Lockwood in the Howat district and attended Howat School, nearly a 2 mile walk from home, completing her Grade 8 education. She stayed home during the war years to help on the farm and with the large garden and housework. From 1947 until 1956, she worked at various locations including Melfort, Bredenbury, Lumsden and Regina doing housework. She would always return to the farm in the busy summer season to help out as needed. In 1957, she moved to Nokomis where she worked at Mike’s Cafe, Shop-Rite Store, the Co-op and lastly the Nokomis Hospital. She bought a house in 1980 and enjoyed tending to her garden, especially the petunias and taking care of her lawn. She faithfully went to the farm every weekend to help her mother with household chores. Dolly loved travelling and was able to visit many places over the years, including Hawaii, Scotland, United States and Canadian Provinces. She always seemed to bring home souvenirs which are cherished by family members to this day. She retired from the work force in 1986. Coffee time was a dedicated part of Dolly’s day for as long as we can remember, and was a special time to visit with friends and acquaintances about town for many, many years. Her housework was meticulous and she spent time crocheting fine work and doing beautiful embroidery. She continued to go to the farm on weekends and then in 2018, she moved back to the farm full time where she lived with her brother Richard until December 2023 when she became a resident at the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan. Although she never had any children of her own, she cherished the relationship she had with her nieces and nephews and their families and enjoyed times spent together. Dolly will be lovingly remembered by her brother Richard Blackport of Lockwood; nephew Doug Blackport (Lois Davidson) and family Kate Blackport (Lee Vermeulen) and their daughter Ada; niece Maureen’s family (Lorne) Bartel and Kelsey (Cory) Shiloff and children Alexis, Klay and Colton, Brett (Karly) Bartel and children Nash and Callie, Jolene (Ryan) Dieno and children Emma, Lauren and Levi, Bryce (Rachel) Bartel and children Lincoln, Merit and Nora, and Rebecca (Carter) Lamont and children Slade and Anders; niece Charlene Mackenzie (Jim Brown) and family Jennifer (Julian); niece Lori (Terry) Fogg and family Neil, TJ (Natasha) and children Emmett and Declan, and Logan (Jenn); and nephew Jim’s family Lauretta (Kelly) and children Devlin and Chayzen; Crystal and children Keagan, Wyatt, Michela, Hermonie, Gabby, Billy-Jean and Jacob; and Chas (Jenn) and children Taylor and Owen. She was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Mary Blackport; brothers: John (Edna) Blackport, William (Gudrun) Blackport and Ralph Blackport; niece Maureen Bartel and nephew Jim Mackenzie. A family graveside service will be held in the Lockwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Donations in Dolly’s memory may be made to the Lockwood Cemetery Fund.

This notice placed courtesy of
Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home & Crematorium
Phone: 682-1622