Katherine Husky 1910-2016

Katherine Husky, 'Baba' died on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at Sherbrooke Community Centre, at the age of 105 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Anne Sewchuk, her husband John Husky; her children, Ed Husky, Bill Husky, Ann (Howard) Booth; and her grandson Doug Booth. She leaves behind her surviving son, Walter Husky (Barb and family); daughter-in-law, Margaret Husky and family; as well as three generations of grandchildren.

Katherine was born in Cinque, Ukraine in 1910. At the age of 14, along with her family, she came to Canada on the ship Montmorency-Montrose and settled in Saskatchewan. In 1927, she married her love John Husky and years following had four beautiful children. Katherine was very independent, strong, hard working woman with a mind like no other till the end. She had a love of gardening and had a wonderful display of flowers. She spent some years working at the Forestry Farm where she applied her passion for gardening. Even though Katherine left Ukraine she stayed close to her roots. Winter was always memorable because the ladies of the family would gather and make perogies and cabbage rolls. Family was her whole world. She thrived on family gatherings where there was laughter and food. She attended church religiously every Sunday, but on Sunday nights she lived for polka night. Outside of church she would gather for coffees with friends. She always dressed for the occasion and always had her lipstick on. During the evenings you would find her having coffee on her daughter's deck or at home on the couch watching wrestling. In 105 years, Katherine saw many changes in the world around her and was still able to keep up with it. She was full of spunk and was very feisty.

She will be missed by all who loved her. Interment to take place at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.

Published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix May 9 - May 12, 2016

Picture found in a scrapbook donated by Mark Wilde, Peter Wilde's son. Probably from an article in Star Phoenix June 6, 1966

Kay Husky with Les Kerr with one of 95 mum varieties developed at the park.