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Anne Theodora (Frerichs) Strueby

February 29, 1932 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 88)


The peaceful passing of Anne Theodora Strueby (nee Frerichs), age 88 years, of Humboldt occurred on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Humboldt District Hospital with family by her side.  Anne was born on February 29, 1932 at home on the farm near St. Gregor to Gustav and Maria (nee Klinker) Frerichs.  She attended the local school until grade 8 and then following the passing of her mother, stayed home to help with the domestic duties.  On October 14, 1953, she married Isidore Strueby at St. Gregor.  They moved to Ocean Falls, BC in the fall of 1954 and returned to Saskatchewan in the spring of 1955.  They farmed in the Marysburg area where Anne worked right alongside Isidore.  She also kept busy raising their family of three children, and planting, harvesting and processing their large garden.  Anne enjoyed curling for many years. She also enjoyed watching Isidore and her children participate in their activities.  She was a loyal fan of the Marysburg Royals and watched three generations of her family take the field.  She was an active member in the Marysburg community as well as the parish and CWL organization.  In 1985, Anne and Isidore moved to Humboldt.  They regularly attended the Humboldt Bronco games and they were fortunate to be able to spend time following their grandchildren’s activities.  Anne spent many hours quilting and sharing her beautiful creations with her family.  Anne will be lovingly remembered by her son Wayne (Noreen) Strueby of Humboldt and their family Curtis (Heather) Strueby and children Hudson, Kayson and Kendall of Marysburg, Maegan (Jeremy) Clark and children Grady, Cassie and Tanner of Humboldt, Paul (Erin) Strueby and children Tate, Sloane and Vaughn of Humboldt, and Luke (Amanda) Strueby and children Blakely and Rhett of Wakaw;  daughter Karen (Jim) Bates and their family Jayson (Charlotte) Bates and son Noah, and Jackson Bates (fiancée Josie), all of Kelowna, BC;  and David (Ginger) Strueby’s family Aaron (Monique) Strueby and children Quinn and Jon, Geoff (Danielle) Strueby and children Milie and Rohan, and Shaun (Lesa) Strueby and children Mason, Lauryn and Theo, all of Marysburg and Mathew (Morgan) Strueby and daughter Harper of Caylie, AB; brother Tony (Delores) Frerichs of St. Gregor; sisters-in-law: Agnes Frerichs and Marianne Frerichs, both of St. Gregor; Eugene (Midge) Strueby of Powell River, BC, Hank Strueby of Humboldt, and Art Braun of Campbell River, BC.   She was predeceased by her parents Gustav and Maria Frerichs, husband Isidore Strueby, son and daughter-in-law Dave (Ginger) Strueby, siblings:  Bernard (in infancy), Mary (in childhood), Gary, Mary, Leo and Al, and by members of the Strueby family.  A Private Family Funeral Mass was held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt. Interment will follow at later date at Assumption Parish Cemetery, Marysburg. Memorial donations in Anne’s memory may be made to the Assumption Parish Cemetery. 



Together Again

 A reunion occurred in heaven this week

of the sweetest and most joyful kind

As Mom’s spirit moved beyond this earth

released from normal life

And what a reunion it must have been!

A joy beyond conceiving when

Mom met Dad in heaven again

Ending her dignified grieving

And we are certain Dad is still holding Mom’s hand

while she cherishes each moment by his side

And they’re experiencing the joy of being together again

catching up on the time they were denied

We are confident they are also looking over us

hoping this happiness will lessen our pain

As we contemplate the joy that they finally feel

now that they are together again

And though we’ll miss them terribly

and will long for them with deepest grief

We are reminded that love is more powerful than death

And this knowledge gives us comfort and peace

We can still feel their love surround us

giving us a desire to carry on

To try our best to live our lives well,

in the way they would have done

For we know this isn’t the only reunion

Someday we’ll be called back to be with them

For life can lead us to greater happiness

with the Lord and our loved ones in heaven

So although we’ll miss our mom profoundly

our grief is somewhat lessened

For we are comforted knowing that she led a good life

and she and dad are together in heaven


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