Obituary: Hembroff, Walter

Walter Hembroff

Walter Hembroff

Walter Clarence Hembroff
April 14, 1923 — June 15, 2016

Walter passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at the Luther Special Care Home in Saskatoon where he had received excellent care for the past three years. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Gertrude (nee Klimack) and their children Brian (Margaret) Hembroff, Jeff (Lisa), Ronda (Devin), Joni (Avan), Krista (Derek),  Markie (Cody),  Adele (Jason), Colette (Jeremy), Corinne (Kelly);  Betty (Jim) Steinhauer, Jeff (Cerissa), Julie (Rick);  Barry (Marilyn) Hembroff, Jamie (Christina), Randy, Amanda;  Barb Dolan (Brad), Jon (Stephanie), Jenna (Andrew); as well as numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Mary Jane Hembroff, his eight siblings and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Walter was always a very hard worker. He built their first home in Russell, Man. (he dug the basement using a shovel and a wheelbarrow). In early years, he hauled wood and grain with his own truck. He then hauled bulk fuel (in barrels back then) for British American Oil. He was the first general manager for the Co-op in Russell, Man. The family moved west to Davidson, Sask., in 1965 where Walter worked as the Co-op farm supply manager until his retirement in 1983. Walter and Gert then moved to Saskatoon where he enjoyed a long, healthy retirement. He enjoyed a good joke and watching almost any sport on TV and of course, the news. Walter had a very strong faith. He loved his Lord and Saviour and was actively involved in his church, always helping out wherever he could. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. The Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church (2801 Preston Ave, Saskatoon, Sask.). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Luther Special Care Home (1212 Osler St., Saskatoon, Sask., S7N OT9.) Arrangements in care of Lisa Ruf — MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES, SASKATOON, SK. (306-978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca.

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