Theodore “Ted” Dielschneider, 85 years of Saskatoon and formerly of Hudson Bay, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Ted was born on July 18, 1933 to Adam and Anne (nee Sperling) Dielschneider in Nipawin, SK. He obtained all of his education at Newblis School in the Clemenceau area, where he obtained a grade 8 education. Following school, he worked on the family farm for the summers. In the winter he would head out to Alberta where he worked for a roofing company and drove taxi for 10 years. Ted then moved to Prince George, BC to work in the logging industry. It was while he was working there that Ted met the love of his life, Mabel Sarrazin, and after a three year courtship they were wed on July 13, 1963. They began their life together on a farm outside of Hudson Bay. This union was blessed with five sons and one daughter. The family ran a mixed farm and operated a dairy farm, along with raising chickens that they supplied to the local Red and White stores. Ted built the family home with his natural abilities as a carpenter. Along with his brother Raymond belonged to a band called the Twilight Ramblers, “The Never Quits” as Mabel would say. He played the accordion and guitar, and loved music right until the end. Music was ingrained in Ted he was always moving, tapping and dancing. He would often be heard tapping out a tune on the kitchen table and would smile and say “that is what you call rhythm”. Ted was very active in the community, being on many boards: such as church council at St. Dominic’s, a member of Knights of Columbus, RM Councillor, and on the board of Porcupine Opportunities. Ted and Mabel were very faithful to their church and passed on great morals and values to their children while teaching them how to have a fun life. He loved telling stories; the family agrees he would’ve made a good politician. Ted loved going to the Pines Café in Hudson Bay for coffee, sharing a story, and having a good laugh, which brought him much enjoyment. He loved watching and playing baseball, chuck wagon races, and helping out at the Logger Days in Hudson Bay and Heritage Day. Ted was definitely a man of the land, and at the age of 81, he would still go out and help with the baling of hay. He was very social, loved to talk to people, and it wouldn’t take him long to get to know a stranger. He spent hours outdoors enjoying the sunshine and talking with anyone who walked by. After the loss of his brother Raymond and then Mabel, Ted found it very difficult to be alone and moved to Saskatoon to be closer to his children. He was used to being an excellent caregiver to Mabel when she was ill, so adjusting to the city life became easy as he became the family taxi for his grandchildren and their friends. Ted’s great sense of humour and infectious smile will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his five children and nine grandchildren: Tony of Martensville; Dean (Kathy) and family Kyle, Evan, and Kalynn of Martensville; Neil (Andrea) and family Trace and Davin of Saskatoon; Vincent (Breanna) and Colter of Borden and Sierra Attwell of Brooks; and Margaret (Quinn) Forsyth and family Emberlene and Lakelynne of Saskatoon; two sisters, one brother: Loretta Tetzlaff of Saskatoon, David (Jeanette) Dielschneider of Naicam, and Sharon (Lyle) Birch of Weekes; numerous nieces and nephews, and members of the Sarrazin family. Ted was predeceased by his wife Mabel of 49 years in 2012; son Darryl in 1986; infant granddaughter Briar; brother Raymond; parents Adam and Anne; and brother-in-law Joe Tetzlaff.
A Prayer Service was held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. presided by Tille Aessie. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Emile April; both services were held at Saint Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Saskatoon. Interment took place on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at St. Dominic R. C. Cemetery, Hudson Bay at 1:00 p.m. beside his loving wife and son. Memorial donations in Ted’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan or Lung Association of Saskatchewan.