Ethel Margaret Liska

December 6, 1934 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Ethel Liska Obituary


Ethel Liska, 89, of Biggar Saskatchewan, died peacefully on February 16th at the Biggar Long-term Care.

She was born on December 6th, 1934 to Ben and Ann Riley of the Wilson Lake area.

Ethel attended teacher’s college in Saskatoon in 1955, and for the next 4 years taught school near Sovereign and Zealandia, and at Howard Powell.

She married Tony Liska on July 2nd, 1959 and they had 3 children, Tim, Marc and Arla.

Ethel and Tony farmed in the Bear Hills area between Biggar and Rosetown until 1997. They were active members of the Britton Community and the Ruthilda Square Dance Club, which they enjoyed for many years. Ethel later became a Board Director for the Biggar Arts Counsel and was honoured in 2017 with a Lifetime Membership Award by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Counsels (OSAC).

Throughout her life, Ethel enjoyed farm-life, sewing, dancing, and the arts. Ethel, Tony and their children enjoyed many family gatherings with sister Mildred and family, for traveling, camping, countless meals and endless games of cards. Ethel and Tony enjoyed travel to Padre Island, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Arizona, and Hawaii. Ethel lived her life with humility. She was dependable, resilient, principled, hard-working, kind, and the glue of our family.

Ethel is survived by her children: Tim (Karen); Marc; and Arla (Jim) Pritchard; grandchildren: Jasmine (Mark); Levi; Tegan (Nick) Derksen; Kailly (Graham) Zimmer; and Miranda; step grandchildren: Sheena (Micah) Chartrand; and Dylan Pritchard; sisters: Mildred Fast; Aaron (Kathy); Barry (Jodi); and Carmen (Larry) Krawec; and June Riley, John (Nerrissa) Shewfelt; and Heather Slater; sister-in-law Gwen Riley; Aaron (Jill); and numerous great-grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Tony, her youngest sister Carolyn, her brother Delmer, and brothers-in-law George Fast and Al Harluk.

A Celebration of Ethel’s life will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 at 2:00PM at Deano’s Place (127 1st Avenue East, Biggar, SK)

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service.

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Celebration of Life
March 1, 2024

2:00 PM
Deano's Place
127 1st Ave East
Biggar, SK S0K 0M0


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