In Memory of




Obituary for Marie Bill (Schaff)

1922 - 2022

It is with much sadness but also grateful hearts for a long and full life, that the family announces Marie's passing at St Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan, Sask. on September 22, 2022.

Marie was born in August of 1922 to Jacob & Mary Schaff at Lampman, Sask. She was the second of nine children with six sisters and two brothers. After finishing public school Marie worked as a telephone operator in Lampman, Sask. for three years. She then met Gordon Bill and they were married on April 12, 1944. They moved to a farm near Estevan and Marie became a "farm wife".

Marie was an excellent seamstress and her nieces & nephews benefited from this talent. She also did petit point and the pictures she did were lovely! Marie & Gordon were long time season ticket holders for the Estevan Bruins and she was very active in the Royal Purple.  She and Gordon, who belonged to the Benevolent Order of the Elks went to many conventions as delegates. In the later years Marie volunteered at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, calling bingo twice a week. 

When Gordon died in 1976 Marie moved into Estevan and resided in what was then the Jenish Apartments. From there she moved to Yardley Place and in 2013 she made her final move to Creighton Lodge.

Marie is survived by her brother William (Florina) and her sister Agnes, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, her parents Jacob & Mary Schaff, her brother Mike, her sisters Lillian, Cathy, Ann, Gert and Irene.  

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John The Baptist Church, 109-12th Avenue, Estevan, Sask. on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. presided by Fr. Stephen Bill.

For those unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to join the family virtually via live stream using this link: (please click to register).

If you experience difficulty with registering or with the live stream itself, please do not call the funeral home. Call Forget Me Not Ceremonies at 1-877-895-2739 and they will be happy to assist you.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Creighton Lodge for the care she was given for the last nine years and to St. Joseph's Hospital Unit A for their compassion and kindness while Marie was a palliative patient. Also, special thanks go out to Joanne Bill for always being Marie's "go-to person" for the last 20 years!

Hall Funeral Services in Estevan is caring for the Bill family – Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.