Herman Doerksen was born in Nipawin SK on October 13, 1966 to Isaac and Elizabeth Doerksen. Herman was the first twin born but there was a mix up with who was who when a ribbon came off the ankle at bath time so they were never quite sure if Herman or Henry was the oldest. Herman’s childhood was filled with adventures and never a dull moment as there was always someone coming up with an idea out of the 9 brothers and 8 sisters. The family moved quite often as his dad worked in High Level, Alberta in the winter and came back to Carrot River, SK in the summer months, eventually they settled near Carrot River.
Herman married Beverly (Bev Price) on September 30, 1989 when they started their own adventure. Jeffrey came shortly after on March 5, 1990 and Melissa was born on November 20, 1992. Since 1991 Herman and Bev have raised their family on the farm where they now live.
Herman loved farming and learned a lot from his time working for Don Thompson until he retired and Herman decided to try his hand at it. Herman always had to be busy so he hauled logs in the winter, farmed in the summer, raised cattle, hauled cattle and went into the spraying business with his brothers. He enjoyed meeting people up town, at auctions and their families thrashing day.
His children and grandchildren were very important to him. He loved his family and made sure to let them know.
He fought a courageous battle with cancer living every day with optimism and plans for the future. He had already started planning for next year’s crop. He will be greatly missed but leaves behind a lasting memory and instilled hard work and strong ethics into his children which will continue on. On October 6th, 2019 Herman was called to his heavenly home surrounded by his family.
Herman will be dearly missed by his wife Bev, his children: Jeffrey (Jordyn) and children Nevada and Brody, Melissa (Mason) Stewart and children Allie and Callum; siblings: Pete (Barb) of Nipawin SK, Betty (Abe) Derksen of Drayton Valley AB, Isaac (Hanna) of Carrot River SK, Kathy (Johnny) Kowal of High Level AB, brother in law Peter Kowal of Highl Level AB, Jake of Rosthern SK, Mary (Hugo) Gerard of Regina, Ben (Barb) of Drayton Valley AB, Agnes (Martin) Penner of Beaumont AB, David (Eva) of Carrot River SK, Sarah Buhler of Carrot River, Abe (Marj) of Drayton Valley AB, Frank (Tracy) of Mundare AB, Henry (Tina) of Nipawin SK, Margaret Froese of Nipawin SK, Martha (Garnet) of High Level AB, John (Melissa) of Drayton Valley AB and numerous nieces and nephews.