Velma Brockman
July 20, 1929 – August 19, 2015


The passing of Mrs. Velma Brockman (nee Renneberg) of Middle Lake, SK,  occurred at Saskatoon, SK, on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at the age of 86 years.  Velma was born on July 20, 1929, to William and Ida (nee Pulvermacher) Renneberg near Leofeld, SK and grew up on her parents’ farm.  When she married Ed Brockman on June 14, 1949, she moved to the farm eight miles west of Middle Lake.  Together they farmed and raised their eleven children.  They moved into Middle Lake in 1999.  Velma was actively involved in the lives of everyone around her from cheering in the stands, to life and spiritual advisor.  Velma is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edward Brockman; children, Ray, Gerry (Anne-Marie), Joan, Gene (Ann), Hank (Karen), Terri (Garth) Broadhead, Ted (Lois), Tony (Miyu), Pat (Estrella), Ed (Mary Ellen) and Tim (Melanie); 34 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Kirzinger and Mildred Flick; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Penner, Helen (Jack) Reynolds and Jan (Chris) Duncan.  She was predeceased by her son Daniel (1953 infancy), father, William (1955), mother, Ida (1985), sister, Laura (John) Diederich; brothers, Norbert (Elizabeth), Alfred (Catherine), Joe (Velma and Lorna), Fr. Florian, Fr. Werner; three in childhood; sister-in-law, Anne (Jim) Fisher; and brothers-in-law, Ervin Kirzinger and Ralph Flick.  A Funeral Mass for Velma was held at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, St. Benedict, SK, on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. con-celebrated by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB and Fr. Colin Roy.  Others taking part were:  Shey-Lynne (grandchild), crossbearer; Shey-Lynne, Jenna, Jo-Lee, Breanna (grandchildren) altar servers; Carissa (grandchild) and Ted (son); scripture readers;  Bailey and Tanner (great-grandchildren), giftbearers; Ann (daughter-in-law) intentions; and Leo Brockman family, “The French Song” Anne Marie, music ministry.  The eulogy was delivered by Ed Jr. (son).  Active pallbearers were Tim, Ed, Pat, Tony, Ted, Hank (sons).  Interment followed at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Benedict.  Memorial donations may be directed to Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel Humboldt, Saskatchewan