Maurice Julius Strueby
January 1, 1944 - January 29, 2023
Maurice passed away on January 29, 2023, at the Humboldt District Health Complex, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan surrounded by family. Born at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Humboldt on January 1, 1944, he was the fifth child of Edward and Petronella (née Stroeder) Strueby. Maurice went to St. Henry’s school in Marysburg, SK, and grew up on the family farm 1/4 mile north of Assumption Parish. While most of his time was spent helping his dad on the farm, he took advantage of sports activities offered at school. From age 14 until 1970, he played with the Marysburg Royals baseball team and up to the late 1960’s, his teams included: the Marysburg Royals hockey team, the Burr Tigers, Muenster Flyer’s, and the Lake Lenore Golden Hawks. After completing his schooling, he worked at a furniture shop in Spalding making church pews, and then in 1963 he began buying grain for Federal Grain Company in Moseley. On January 20, 1967, he married Rose Marie Korte. They lived in Moseley, SK, until 1970 when Maurice was transferred to Yellow Creek, SK. Then, Sask Wheat Pool bought Federal Grain, and Maurice and family were on the move to Domremy, SK, in 1972. Taking a job in 1974 with Agri Industries as a canola buyer, the family continued to live in Domremy until 1976. Moving to Muenster in 1976, Maurice started Strueby’s Electric with the help of his father-in-law. Around the same time Maurice purchased some land from the Matt Strueby Estate, near Marysburg, and started farming for himself. In 1983 he started taking care of the water treatment plant in Muenster. After his dad passed away in 1990, Maurice purchased the home quarter and continued farming until retiring in 2014. In the early 2000’s Maurice and Rose Marie worked part-time for Holiday Retirement assisted living estates across Canada, while managing to sneak down to Arizona each winter to enjoy the sun and warmth of family and friends. Maurice has spent the last three and a half years with Rose Marie right by his side, while residing at Bethany Pioneer Village and his final stop, St. Mary’s Villa where he was well cared for. Maurice will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Rose Marie (née Korte), and their family: Reg (Nadine) Strueby of Regina, SK, Avah and Mabel; Ron (Jennifer) Strueby of Airdrie, AB, Ethan and Olivia; James Brule of Regina and Justin; and Ray (Janel) Strueby of Regina. Maurice was predeceased by his daughter, Roxanne Brule; parents, Edward and Petronella (née Stroeder) Strueby; sisters Juliette Strueby and Genevieve Maier; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; godchild; nephew; cousins; Strueby (Stroeder) and Korte (Cales) family members; and close friends. The Prayer Service on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., and the Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 10:30 a.m., were both held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, in Muenster, Saskatchewan, with Garry Loehr presiding at the Prayer Service and the Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Colin Roy, with concelebrant Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB. Music at the Prayer Service was provided by members of the family and the St. Peter’s Church Choir led music during the Funeral Mass. Others taking part: Brenda Painter, intentions at Prayer Service and cross bearer for Funeral Mass; scripture readers: Laura Prokosch and Lorrie Bunko (Prayer Service), and Colleen Dufort, and Vance Nakonechny (Funeral Mass); Kelly Hendriks, intentions; Avah, and Mabel Strueby; gift bearers; Garret and Juanine Korte, memorial table attendants; Reg Strueby, Ron Strueby, and Ray Strueby, eulogists. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, with active pallbearers: Justin Brule, Ethan Strueby, Roger Korte, Ward Strueby, Pat Strueby, and Rick Prokosch. The memorial luncheon was held afterwards in the Muenster Community Centre. Memorial donations may be directed either to Diabetes Canada (1300-522 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5), or to St. Mary’s Villa Foundation (PO Box 1743, Humboldt, SK, S0K 2A0).
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan