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Jean (Schewaga) MeschishnickNovember 12, 1931 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 86)
It is with sadness that her family announces the passing of Jean Meschishnick (nee Schewaga), 86 years, of Humboldt and formerly of St. Gregor, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Jean was born November 12, 1931 to William and Mary (nee Bunko) Schewaga at Alvena, SK. She grew up on the farm near Cudworth and attended the local school. Jean took schooling to become a teacher and taught at St. Francis and then St. Gertrude, where she met the love of her life, George. They married July 19, 1955. On the Meschishnick homestead near St. Gregor, they raised a family of 6 children (Debbie, Sharon, Gary, Marilyn, Laurie, and Russell). Besides family and the farm, Jean loved gardening, baking, crocheting, knitting, playing cards, playing ball, curling, golfing, and enjoyed most sports – even cheering for her favourite teams the Blue Jays and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Family was always important to Jean, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved helping them with homework; she was a very caring and kind hearted woman. Moving off the farm in 2013, Jean and George moved to Humboldt. George passed away in 2015, and in February of 2017 Jean moved to Caleb Village. Jean will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children: Debbie (Lyle) Oliver and family Linsday Oliver, Jasmine Oliver (Riley), Matthew Oliver (Melissa) and Taylor Oliver (Sarah); Sharon (Patrick) Blanch and family Brigette (Kurt) Hofmann and children Chloe and Hunter, Felicia (Victor) Bishara and son Dominick, and Derek (Ashley) Blanch and children Jack and Emma; Gary (Maxine) Meschishnick and family Sam Meschishnick and Megan Meschishnick; Marilyn Logan; Laurie Meschishnick and family Justine Chabot, Regean Chabot and Jonah Litzenberger; and Russell Meschishnick (Janet Berezowski) and daughter Alice Burton; her brothers and sisters: Joseph (Shirley) Schewaga, Terry (Gloria) Schewaga, Olga Radziwan, Hilda Lieffers, Donna Batiuk, and Ethel Schewaga; members of the Meschishnick family: Hilda Therres, Helen Meschishnick and Cloty Meschishnick; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents William and Mary Schewaga; husband George Meschishnick; brothers and sisters: John Schewaga, Walter Schewaga, Ronnie Schewaga, Mike Schewaga, Catherine Schewaga, Anne (Bill) Sakowski, Peter Schewaga; brothers-in-law: Mike Radziwan, Joe Lieffers, and Orest Batiuk; and members of the Meschishnick family: John (Sandy) Meschishnick, Anthony Meschishnick, Leo Meschishnick, Mary (Lawrence) McCormack, Christine (August) Ries, Anne (Joe) Knaflec, Theresa (Carl) Diebold, and Clarence Meschishnick. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am celebrated by Fr. Anthony Atter. Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the St. Gregory Cemetery Fund.
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