Obituary of Hans Michel
The family of Hans Michel, beloved husband of Valerie of the Buchanan District, sadly announce his passing on Friday, September 22, 2023. He was 77 years of age.
Hans was born in Brienz, Switzerland on March 26, 1946. He was the fifth child of eight. Hans started school in Brienz and in 1953, Hans’ family moved to Glen Robinson, Ontario. On October 14, 1954, his mom died. He attended school in Glen Robinson until Grade 4 and then went to school in Glen Senfield for four years, then went to high school in Alexandria until he was 16. He stayed home and helped his dad on the farm until he was 22. He wanted to experience Western Canada, so he took the train to Saskatoon, where he got a job working for Roy Wudrick on a farm east of Saskatoon for seven years.
Hans leaves to celebrate his life: his beloved wife Valerie; daughters: Tracy (Don) Jace and Joshua; Loretta “Loree” (Devin) Kingsten, Konner and Karter; Jody (Greg) Kaetlynn “Katie” and Jenna; sisters: Margaret, Dori and Liz (Oscar); brothers: Menk and Rudy (Joyce); sister-in-law, Viola and brother-in-law, Elmer as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Tributes were given by Devin Sheeshka, Greg Reid and Don Bielinski. The honorary casket bearers were Katie, Joshua, Jace, Kingsten, Jenna, Konnor, and Karter. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Greg Reid, Devin Sheeshka, Don Bielinski, Collin Wiebe, Tim Reid and Lionel Dutchak serving as casket bearers.
Memorial donations may be made to SaskAblities - Yorkton Branch as gifts of remembrance.
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