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Edna Melnick

Edna Anna Melnick (Thies)

Saturday, July 20th, 1929 - Monday, October 21st, 2019
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Obituary

Edna Melnick of the Langenberg Special Care Home, beloved widow of David Melnick passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the age of 90 years. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 1:30p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church, MacNutt, SK. The interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Edna Melnick may be made to the Christ Lutheran Cemetery Fund as gifts of remembrance.

Edna Anna Melnick was born on July 20th 1929, in the Brandon School District, north of Wroxton, Sk. a daughter of Otto and Molly ( nee Pfeifer) Thies, and a twin to sister Esther. Edna was raised on the family farm and attended Brandon school. She graduated from the high school in Kamsack and went on to complete teachers college. On June 26th 1954 she married Dave Melnick. They farmed in the MacNutt area and raised five children, she was a loving and devoted mother. She loved gardening, baking, and going on short drives with her family, which quite often included a picnic lunch. She also took time to be involved in the activities of Christ Lutheran Church, served on the ladies auxiliary, teaching Sunday school; and she had a strong faith in her Lord. Following the death of her husband Dave in 2006, Edna continued to reside on the family farm. Her son Charles came to live with her and was a strong support when she was later diagnosed with Dementia. In 2016 she entered the Langenburg Special Care Home, where she resided until her peaceful passing on Monday, October 21st, 2019, with her children in attendance. She was 90 years of age.
Besides her husband she was predeceased by her twin sister Esther Pippus, brothers-in-law Walter Pippus and Dave Eisner.She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters: Joan Haas of Edmonton; Marilyn Davies (Paul) of Abbotsford, BC; Barbara Melnick (John Doerksen) of Regina; sons: Charles Melnick (Wendy Scott) of MacNutt, and Jeff Melnick (Sherrylin) of Calgary. Grand and step-grandchildren: Samantha & Willy Reeve; Matthew & Josh; Jazmin, Nigel, Jerry & Lizzie. A sister, Muriel Esiner of Yorkton, and a brother, Leslie Thies of Kamsack, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, October 24th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Christ Lutheran Church - MacNutt
    Address
    Raily Ave & Main St.
    MACNUTT, SK S0A 2K0
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    Officiant
    Rev. Todd Guggenmos
  • Interment

    Location
    Christ Lutheran Cemetery - MacNutt
    Address
    MACNUTT, SK
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Dawn Wiebe

Posted at 02:11pm
So sorry for the loss of your mom. My condolences to all her children.
Your mom was always so kind and friendly. Your family were great neighbors to our family growing up.
May you experience Gods peace.
RS

Rose Schaan

Posted at 08:10pm
With deepest sympathy to Joan ,Charles, Marilyn, Barb, and Jeff. Your mom was alot of fun to work with and she was always so happy. She was a good woman and will be missed.

Divona Hedley

Posted at 06:00pm
My condolences to all the family of Edna Melnick (Thies). May your memories console you during this difficult time. I was so very happy to have met so many of you at the Thies reunion.
CZ

Carla Zorn

Posted at 09:28pm
Sympathies to all of you - Charles, Joan, Marilyn, Barbara & Jeff - on the loss of your mom, and to your families who became her children. What I remember about your Mom is her laugh....was she ever without a smile?! Losing a parent is sad and hard no matter how long we get to spend with them, so my condolences to you. I know you will have many precious loving memories of her that will stay with you and keep her memory close. God's blessings at this time of bittersweet sorrow. Take care.
Carla Zorn
 
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Annie Duguay Posted at 07:19pm

I am also a former SHS student (class of 97) and educator. I often evoke Mr Furniss in my workshops with teachers on language learning in the classroom, since he taught through all four interrelated language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. My three siblings and I all had Mr Furniss and once after we all graduated we had the pleasure of meeting Mr and Mrs Furniss in PEI on our respective summer vacations. We have been reminiscing and enjoying our family memories of everything Mr Furniss taught us. Thank you Mr Furniss!
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Irene Calanchie

Posted at 02:10pm
It is with sadness we heard of the passing of Edna - a lovely lady who we admired very much. She was a good friend when we lived in MacNutt and we always enjoyed visiting with her after we moved away, whenever the occasion arose. She was a faithful and hard worker in the church and community and she had such a delightful sense of humour.
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May your precious memories of her help to comfort you at this time.
Sincerely - Jim and Irene Calanchie and family.
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