Colleen Cottam

Obituary of Colleen Cottam

Cottam ~ Colleen Faye Cottam passed away at Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan, July 6, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Colleen is survived by: her husband, Calvin Cottam; daughter, Tammy Johnson-Dyck; grand daughter, Tanya Wilm; grandson, Bowie (Krista) Wilm; great-grandchildren, Taya, Zayden and Skylar; grandson, Luke (Kelsey) Dyck; great-grandchildren, Lukus and Lacey; son, Blake (Tanya) Johnson; grandson, Brendan Johnson; brother, Blake (Dorothy) Johnson; brother-in-law, Henry Wooff; sisters-in-law, Elaine Backus, Yvonne Edwards and Pauline (George) Barr; many nieces, nephews and cousin;. and very special cousin/best friend, Charlene Bannerman.

Colleen was predeceased by: her father, Merle Johnson (78); mother, Elsie Johnson (04); brother, Dale Johnson (60); sister, Peggy Wooff (05); mother-in-law, Mabel Cottam (95); father-in-law, Mel Cottam (95); brother-in-law, Brian Edwards (16); and brother-in-law, Dale Backus (20).

Colleen Faye was the second child of Elsie and Merle Johnson born on July 31, 1945 in Turtleford, Sk. She was raised on the farm just 4 miles south of Livelong where she attended school before she got her hairdresser certification and then decided she wanted to go into nursing. So off to Kelsey in Saskatoon, to obtain her Certified Nursing Aide. She stayed in Saskatoon for many years and worked in different departments at RUH, but her favorite was the burn unit, where she made some lifelong friends. In the fall of 1979, she purchased her home in Turtleford and then started her career at the Riverside Health Complex, where she made many friends and apparently saved and birthed many babies. In all of this Colleen had 2 children, Tammy and Blake and married the love of her life Calvin Cottam.

The Private Celebration of Life for Colleen will be conducted from Mervin Hope Hall, Mervin, Saskatchewan on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2:00 PM.

Donations in memory of Colleen may be made to Canadian Cancer Society - SK or Canadian Diabetes Association.

Colleen's memorial card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below.

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