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Obituary for Effie Letwenuk (Griff)

    Effie Letwenuk of Yorkton, beloved wife of the late Tony Letwenuk, passed away on March 19, 2022.  Effie was born December 9, 1929 on the homestead in the Rhein District. She is the youngest child of Tomas and Annie Griff (Machushek) in a family of seven. Effie worked on the family farm until she was united in marriage to Tony Letwenuk on May 24, 1953.

    Tony and Effie lived and worked in various locations until they bought a farm at Good Spirit Lake in 1963. While Tony was away working, Effie maintained the farm while raising their children, Kenneth, Anthony, Allan and Shelley. She had a strong work ethic. She planted large gardens, milked cows, raised chickens and pigs, went haying alongside her children and would always provide a meal for everyone.

    Effie loved getting together with family, playing cards and having wiener roasts at the sand dunes. In her younger years she loved to crochet.  Effie remained on the farm until her health declined in 2019. She then moved into the Yorkton & District Nursing Home where she resided until her passing.

    Effie sadly leaves to mourn her children, Kenneth Letwenuk, Anthony Letwenuk and Shelley (Bruce) Lozinsky, daughter in law Pat Lorentz, grandsons Brian Letwenuk and Trevor Letwenuk and great granddaughter Rochelle Letwenuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Effie was predeceased by her parents Tomas and Annie Griff, her husband Tony Letwenuk, her son Allan Letwenuk, siblings Mary Matechuk, Bill Griff, Nick Griff, Polly (Pauline) Griff, Lena Oystrick and Martha Achtemichuk.

    The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, with Crystal Bailey, certified celebrant officiating. The eulogy was given by Linda Velichka. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with John Shumay, Jase Velichka, Ted Matychuk, Peter Oystrick, Brian Letwenuk and Trevor Letwenuk serving as casket bearers. Memorial donations in memory of Effie may be made to a Charity of One’s Choice as gifts of remembrance.