1934 - October 8, 2015
The peaceful passing of Clarence Meschishnick, 81 years of age, who resided at St. Mary's Villa in Humboldt and formerly of St. Gregor, occurred on Thursday, October 8th, 2015. Clarence was born in 1934 in Humboldt and grew up on a farm in the St. Gregor district. Clarence was the youngest of ten children born to Herman and Rosa (nee-Heuser) Meschishnick. Clarence obtained his elementary education in St. Gregor and graduated from high-school at St. Peter's in Muenster. He continued his education by moving to Edmonton and became a certified welder. Clarence was very sports minded as a young person. He enjoyed curling and played baseball - baseball being his favorite. Clarence met the love of his life Helen Thieman at a dance in Humboldt in 1955 and on June 5, 1957 they were married. Clarence worked at Kitimat, BC for the next few years and then returned to the St. Gregor district and began farming. Clarence loved all aspects of farming. He also was the Esso Agent in St. Gregor where he worked for over 20 years. Their marriage was blessed with three beautiful daughters. Clarence was very involved in his daughter's sports and coached curling and ball. In 1982 Clarence was injured in a horse accident and following was unable to do much manual work. This is when he took up woodworking and created many oak deacon benches and barn board birdhouses and many other handmade items that he shared with his family and friends. His pride creation was a cross depicting the risen Lord that he assisted in building for his granddaughters school, St. Joseph's Collegiate in Brooks, Alberta. Clarence always enjoyed a good card game with family and friends and he was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the great outdoors. Clarence and Helen made annual trips to Greenwater and Delaronde Lake always chasing the "big one". Later his grandchildren would look forward to these trips with both grandma and grandpa. Clarence was also very involved in the community, being on many boards and committees. Upon retiring they lived on the family farm until 2007 when they moved to Humboldt. Here he enjoyed daily coffee with friends catching up on the news of the day. Family was always very important to Clarence and he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He always felt love and excitement when he was surrounded by them. Due to failing health on December 4th, 2014 Clarence moved to St. Mary's Villa where he adjusted well. Clarence was a kind, gentle, compassionate man who never got angry. These qualities will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Helen Meschishnick of Humboldt; their three daughters, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren: Linda (Bud) Michel of Humboldt and family Bradley Michel of St. Gregor and daughters, Darcie, Bailey, Breanna, and Jaylyn; Blair (Jennifer) Michel and daughters Skylar and Sydney and Trevor (Reneè) Michel and daughters Emma, Avery and Addison all of Humboldt. Donna (Gord) Wiesner of Muenster and family Amanda (Gerard) Kiefer of Oxbow and children Gage and Keyla and Amber (Cory) Frank of Humboldt and daughters Kamara and Shelby; Sheri (Kelly) Ehalt of Brooks, AB and daughters Kiana and Talia; sister Hilda Therres of Humboldt and sisters-in-law Clody Meschishnick of Humboldt, Jean Meschishnick of Humboldt, Irene (Beno) Kuemper of Terrace BC, Rita (Mel) Saretsky of Humboldt, Vivian Thieman of Medicine Hat, AB , Eileen Koberianski of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. Clarence was predeceased by his four brothers and four sisters: George Meschishnick, John (Sandy) Meschishnick, Anthony Meschishnick, Leo Meschishnick, Mary (Lawrence) McCormack, Christine (August) Ries, Anne (Joe) Knaflec, and Theresa (Carl) Diebold; brothers-in-law: Walter Therres, Paul Thieman and Bill Thieman. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Augustine R.C. Church Humboldt celebrated by Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery. Memorial donations in Clarence's memory may be made to St. Mary's Villa Foundation or Lung Association of Saskatchewan.
This notice placed courtesy of
Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home