Mom was raised on a Tramping Lake farm with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. During her school years she contracted scarlet fever and was very ill. Despite not being expected to survive she lived a good many years. She married and had 4 children 3 girls and one boy. Most of the time we lived in Tramping Lake.
She even got a part time job as assistant janitor with Dad. They both were avid curlers and golfers. They were very religious and took part in all church activities.
I am going to miss my Mom very much. Since Dad died, I have visited with her one on one many times. For some reason I thought that would just go on. She did say she would be here for her 94th birthday on Oct.5, but it was not to be. She and her offspring had a fantastic time at her 90th birthday. She enjoyed watching those videos over and over.
She did very well, learning how to make her own decisions. Despite her many health problems, she remained physically independent until she fell about 6 years ago, she then required a walker.
She received excellent support from Unity Home Care to manage her Diabetes and enjoyed her time at Parkview Place. She did have some ideas of her own about how things should be run there but always said she could not have managed in her own home and appreciated the support she got from them, especially Paula the manager.
She suffered a stroke this Spring and then a couple more after that. She kept fighting back because she was” feisty”. I should be so tough. Both our parents were tough. She required long term care and spent her final days at Poplar Courts She also appreciated their support.
She was always interested in keeping in touch with her relatives, I should have been more like that and envy her for that. I think most of her grandkids and their children visited her in her final days which shows the impression she had on them.
She spent many hours doing crochet of afghans. She donated many to various charities. She wanted all her kids and their kids to have one or two. I believe I have at least a dozen and I love them all. Thanks mom.
I want to thank my sisters Audrey and Rose who went above and beyond doing many errands and tasks and care for her. Jerome and I are grateful they lived close by. It would have been very difficult for us to provide that support. They were also her powers of attorney and mom thought that meant they had the power to influence parts of her life at Parkview.
And I think the one good thing that has come of this, is that we the siblings have become closer.
Tributes can be directed to Parkview Place in Unity or Canadian Diabetes Association
Cards can be directed to Audrey Vetter Box 361 Unity, SK S0K 4L0
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Anne (Frehlich) Hoffart, please visit our floral store.