Leona Novakowski
Leona Novakowski

Obituary of Leona Mary Novakowski

The family of Leona Novakowski of Melville, widow of Raymond Novakowski sadly announce her passing on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Leona was 83 years of age. Family graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorials in memory of Leona may be made to St. Peters Hospital (200 Heritage Dr., Melville, SK S0A 2P0) as gifts of remembrance. The family of Leona (Rubisch) Novakowski of Melville, widow of Raymond Novakowski, partner of Clarence Adams, sadly announce her passing on Sunday, February 19, 2023. Leona was 83 years of age. As per Leona’s wish there will be a private graveside service at a later date. Leona was born on February 11, 1940 in the Grayson District to George & Eva (Gaveronski) Rubisch. Leona ventured out into the work world at age 16 and worked many different jobs until her retirement at age 65, while she was employed as a housekeeper at St. Peter’s Hospital. Leona loved to garden, bake, play cards, attend dances and have coffee with friends or tea with her niece. Leona was the ultimate Grandma and Great-Grandma and took great interest in whatever the youngsters were up to. Whether it was caring for grandchildren with chicken pox or sitting at the park with a picnic watching over great-grandchildren, nothing was too much for her. Leona was well know for her fruit cake which she baked for many years and gifted to her friends, even this past Christmas she directed her daughter to bake the cakes to ensure those on her list received their gift. If Leona had a motto it would be “A Little Bit of Kindness Goes a Long Way”. Leona leaves to cherish her memory, partner Clarence Adams. Daughter Charlotte (Brian) Morris, their son Branden (Krystal): great-grandchildren Kaylyn, Logan, Grayson, Owen and Adalyn. Son Greg and his children Brandon; Blaise (Lisa) : great-grandchildren Gavin, Hope and Merrick; Brittany: great-granddaughter Dream; Taneeka (Jason): great-grandchildren Ridge and Arbor. Niece Shannon and nephews Jasen, Blair, Brent, Murray and Tim. As well as neighbors and friends. Leona was predeceased by her husband Ray, parents, in-laws, siblings Harold (Sylvia), Diane Wihlidal and Bernie (John) Gottschalk. Service Details. Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Orders begin printing on March 3 Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Leona Novakowski February 11, 1940 - February 19, 2023 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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