April 26, 1927 - January 18, 2019
The family of Edith Garrecht announces her passing on January 18, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Edith was predeceased by her loving husband Peter on February 10, 2016. She was a devoted mother to Lyle (Debbie) Garrecht, Bonnie (Jim) Andrais and Alice (Skyler) Hinman. Her grandchildren, their spouses, and great grandchildren all adored her for her gentle ways, warm love and kindness. She made each of them feel special. She always enjoyed visits from them as well as her nieces and nephews. Survived by her sister Julie Frey and brother-in-law Ed Tumbach. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank (Ann) Volk and John (Pauline) Volk, sister Anne Tumbach, and brother-in-law, Mike Frey. Predeceased by all of Peter’s siblings and their spouses except for Peter’s sister Agnes Gibson. Edith was born in Mendham, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1927 to Madeline and Fidelis Volk. After high school she became a teacher and taught in one room school houses. She married Peter Garrecht on July 5, 1952, and together they raised their family. Edith taught Grade 2 at St. Louis School from 1962 - 1983. She was one of those tireless moms who did everything for her family. Edith was always cheerful, never complaining. She loved unconditionally and wholeheartedly. She always had a smile on her face and warmly greeted all she met. She had a great sense of humor. She was the best. Due to a decline in her health she moved to Masterpiece Care in November 2017, where she lived until she passed away. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Masterpiece Care who made her always feel not only well cared for but loved. She will be missed. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church (238 2nd Ave N.E.) on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tomy Manjaly celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Edith Garrecht and leave a message of condolence.