Fred Michael Urick
December 12, 1921 – January 7, 2019
Fred Urick of Porteous Lodge, Saskatoon, SK (and formerly of Humboldt, SK) passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital, on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was 97 years of age. Fred Michael Urick was born on December 12, 1921 to John and Baraska (Paula) (nee Seroka) Urick at home on their farm in the Leofeld District. He was raised there and attended Leofeld School. After leaving school, Fred worked at a lumber camp and then for a farmer in the Rosetown area. After which, Fred came home and met Irene Roettger, (the Love of his Life). It took some time for Fred to finally win Irene over and they got married on July 8, 1947 in Wilmont, SK. They moved to Irene’s parents homestead in the Pilger area where they raised their 11 children and operated a mixed farm with grain and livestock. Fred also drove school bus for 13 years in Pilger. In 1978 they moved to Humboldt to make their home, with Fred continuing to drive bus for 1 year. Fred also did carpentry work and painting for Hoffman Lumber. Fred then went on his own to do painting until he was 70 years of age. After that he retired, but still in his spare time would pick up cars and trucks for Colony. Fred was a very hard worker, he loved the outdoors, fishing, going on camping trips with his family, trips to the States, going for coffee at Colony and loved family get-togethers. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In May of 2016, his daughter Charlene became his caregiver and in April 2018, Fred moved into Porteous Lodge. Fred and Irene celebrated their “70th” Wedding Anniversary on July 8, 2017. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his children: Ron (Heather) Urick, Wayne (Alvina) Urick, Elaine (Danny) Baker, Murray (Hazel) Urick, Gary (Donna) Urick, Sharon (Bill) Cymbalisty, Charlene Ostapowich, Dianne (Glen) Jones, Marianne (Ian) Elliott, Randy Urick, Maureen Urick; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one sister, Natalie. Fred was predeceased by his wife Irene (nee Roettger) Urick; his parents, John and Baraska (Paula) (Seroka) Urick; four sisters: Ann, Deloris, Rose and Janet; two brothers, Michael and Peter; son-in-law, Mark Ostapowich; and daughter-in-law, Shelley Urick. A Funeral Mass was offered at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Joseph Salihu. Others taking part were: Scott Cymbalisty, crossbearer; Tawnya Friesen and Stephanie Scott, scripture readers; Carla Frank, intentions; Maureen Urick and Braden Weigel, giftbearers; Janessa Puetz and Jackie Frank, memorial table attendants; Loretta Schugmann as director with organist Marie Aubin and members of St. Augustine Parish Funeral Choir, music ministry; Elaine Baker and Stephanie Scott, eulogists. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Urick, Stephanie Scott, Lee Bendig-Baker, Tawnya Friesen, Braden Weigel, Derrick Urick, Tricia Urick, Josh Urick, Scott Urick and Ryan Baker. Active pallbearers were: Jamie Cymbalisty, Chris Urick, Garett Urick, Kirk Urick, Shaun Urick and Mike Urick. Interment followed at St. Augustine Roman Catholic cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.
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Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan