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Eva Kuzmak

February 13, 1933 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

The family of Mrs. Eva Kuzmak sadly announces her passing on December 28, 2021, at the Centennial Care Home, Langenburg, SK.  She was 88 years old.  A memorial service will be held at a future date in 2022, details to be finalized.

Eva was the third child and only daughter born to Monarch (formerly Haner) (nee Finch) and Warren Rice, in Lavallee, Ontario.  She also had 7 half siblings from her mother’s first marriage.  During her teenage years and into her 20’s, her jobs included working at a bakery (she once said she actually got tired of donuts) and at the Fort Frances, Ontario town newspaper.

On May 2, 1961, she married Albert (Abb) Kuzmak.  They had 2 children – Susan and David.  In July 1968, the family moved to Wroxton, SK for Abb’s job.  They moved into Yorkton, SK in July 1981, after a change to Abb’s job.  It was a happy time for the family as this was the first house they owned together.  They resided there until Eva became a resident of the Yorkton Nursing Home in May of 2012.  After her husband moved into the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg in April 2020, Eva was able to join him here in August 2020, where they were together until her passing.

Eva was an avid knitter.  When living in Ontario, she began knitting baby outfits for the hospital where her children were born.  After moving to Saskatchewan, she continued to knit these baby outfits and send them back to the hospital in Ontario.  Later, she started knitting newborn baby hats, and this became her pride and joy.  She donated these hats to the hospital back in Ontario and then to the Yorkton Regional Hospital.  Her claim to fame was being featured in an article in Our Canada magazine as a “Crafty Canadian”.  In her lifetime, she knit over 2500 baby hats.

Eva and Abb enjoyed 10 pin bowling in Ontario, but then switched to 5 pin bowling in Yorkton once moving to Saskatchewan.  She was very dedicated to bowling in the Tuesday afternoon Ladies League and she was proud of her perfect attendance over the many years.  Before automated score keeping, she volunteered as a score keeper for many bowling tournaments.

After living in Yorkton for a few years, she started working part time at Agnew Surpass Shoe Stores in Parkland Mall.  She enjoyed helping customers find appropriate footwear and get a good fit.  She had much success in part time shoe sales.

When her arthritis became too much, she reluctantly gave up bowling and her job at Agnew Surpass.

She also enjoyed Saturday night suppers out with Abb, visits with her children and grandchildren, going to garage sales with her neighbour Jean, going to “coffee row” at Dairy Queen, and reading ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ books.

She will lovingly be remembered by her husband Abb of 60 years, her daughter Susan, her son David and his fiancée Margaret.  She is also survived by her grandsons John Kuzmak and Joel Kuzmak, and her brother Bruce Rice.  She was also an aunt, great aunt and great-great aunt.  Eva was predeceased by her parents Warren and Monarch Rice and brother Dale Rice, daughter-in-law Ann Kuzmak and her extended Kuzmak family.

The family would like to extend a huge thank you to the nurses and staff of the Centennial Care Home for the personalized care they gave Eva.

To leave a condolence for the family, please contact www.christiesfuneralhome.com .  We also encourage you to listen to a Scottish bagpipe version of “Amazing Grace”, which was Eva’s favorite.

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