Obituary of Carole Novak
The family of Carole Novak of Ituna, beloved wife of the late Walter Novak sadly announce her passing on November 15, 2023. She was 73 years of age.
As per Carole's wishes there will be no funeral service.
Memorial donations in memory of Carole may be made to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Chemotherapy Department as gifts of remembrance.
Carole Leona Clarice was born on July 18, 1950 in Biggar Saskatchewan, to parents Moses and Tillie Dekteroff. She was the third child of Moe and Tillie with an older brother, Ron, an older sister Eileen, and a younger sister, Glenda, and a younger brother, Graham. Carole made many memories with her family in Biggar and at Turtle Lake—especially with her little sister, Glenda. She moved with her family to Turtle Lake, SK when she was 14 when her dad started a summer resort. It was here that she met the love of her life, Walter Novak. They began their lifelong marriage on December 9, 1966. They were blessed with 53 amazing years of marriage before Walters passing in 2020. During this time they had 3 wonderful children-- Amber (Linden)- Aden and Teegan; Glenn (Holly); and Susan (Chad)- Silas.
After their marriage, mom began working as the camp cook with dad’s crew with the Department of Agriculture. They spent many years working all over the province. She carried out her cooking passion throughout her life, making delicious meals and baking for her friends and family to enjoy. Some years after relocating to Ituna, mom became an EMT and worked for many years for Ituna Ambulance Service. She had a passion for helping people and was always proud of giving her patients the best care possible.
Mom loves her children and grandchildren more than anything else. She was overjoyed with every visit, phone call, text message, card, homemade craft, and, especially, every hug she could receive. She was blessed to have Aden and Teegan so close to her-physically and emotionally. We were blessed to have her and dad so closely intertwined in our kids lives for all their years. We all cherish every moment and every memory. She enjoyed gardening and took pride in creating her many rock gardens with dad in her earlier years. She loves her flowers especially and starting her own plants when her health allowed. She was a talented lady—she has created many beloved quilts, sewn many cozy pajamas for her grandchildren, created many barbie and doll clothes for us and then for her grandchildren also. She crochets amazing blankets for so many people that she loves. She has many talents. She loves all animals and pets –she continued to carry on dad’s ways of feeding the birds and squirrels daily, and feeding any strays that might be hungry or thirsty. Our pets are as much of a part of her family as her own beloved pets over the years. We were extremely fortunate to be able to spend our summers at Turtle Lake as we grew up. Making memories with our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and especially our cousins. All of the times spent with mom and dad as children and throughout our lives, engrained in us all our love for the lakes, beach, camping, swimming, boating, fishing, campfires, northern lights, quadding, and especially our time to be together.
Mom was a strong Christian with a deep love for the Lord. She was often found reading scriptures and praying. The Lord got her through all the difficult times in her life. She often said: “this is all part of His plan.” She passed this love of the Lord onto her children and grandchildren. It is a comfort to us that she is now with Him.
Carole was predeceased by her parents- Moe and Tillie; her nephew, Kevin; her sister, Eileen; her brother, Ron; and her loving husband, Walter(in 2020).
She leaves to mourn her loss- her children: Amber(Linden), Glenn(Holly) Susan(Chad); her grandchildren: Aden, Teegan, and Silas; her sister, Glenda; her brother, Graham; brothers in law; sisters in law; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; cousins; aunts; and many friends and acquaintances that she has met over her many years.
Although life will never again be the same for us without our mom and dad, we take comfort knowing that they are happy, pain free, and together again. They will continue to guide us and watch their grandchildren grow as we forever carry them in our hearts.
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