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Agnes Polowich

September 6, 1932 — November 27, 2017

In Loving Memory

Agnes Polowich

Memorial Service

Friday, December 1st

11:00 a.m.

Wadena Community Legion Hall

Agnes Polowich passed away peacefully with Paul by her side on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the age of 85. Agnes was born on September 6, 1932, on the family farm near Glen Elder to Baltzar and Anna Kerestes. She was the second youngest of 11 siblings.
As a young girl, Agnes loved to read and go to school. She would walk many miles to attend Glen Elder School. She also helped her parents on the farm by gardening and looking after the farm animals. She was very knowledgeable about the natural world around her including the wildlife and plants. She loved hunting, picking berries and mushrooms.
Agnes soon met the love of her life, Paul, and moved to Wadena, Sask., where they began their business together, Paul’s Electric on October 1, 1968. They were married on August 16, 1972, in Wynyard at the Lutheran Church. They built a house together and housed two wonderful pets, Shane and Ralph, or as she called her “Puss Puss.” They were part of their family for many years.
When Agnes and Paul could get away from their business, they enjoyed the outdoors. Together, and with their friends, they would travel many miles to LaRonge and go fishing. Agnes would love the peacefulness and catching the “big one.”
Agnes’ second home was their “Moose Cabin” north of Swan Plain, Sask. Travelling six miles into the forest by quad or snowmobile was her favorite thing in the world. Paul would say,”Tweet! Are you ready to go to Moose Camp?” She would be so excited and work as fast as she could to get the supplies ready. She would pack loaves of delicious homemade bread for which she was known.  From hunting moose and chickens, to feeding those varmints, “Whiskey Jacks,” she was thrilled.
Agnes also enjoyed ice fishing. Nobody was allowed to sit near the stove, not because it was the warmest place to sit, but because she was getting the stove ready to cook. She would always be in charge of lunch, bringing moose sausage or her tasty “turkey or chicken burgers.” That made those cold fishing days worthwhile.
Agnes and Paul shared their love for the cabin and LaRonge with many children. They would teach the “little wretches” everything about the outdoors. Agnes would always make sure they were respectful and not “get out of line.” Even though the boys would get “tuned in,” and escape the hotpatch , they would always respect and love her for the person she was. And she loved them back with all her heart.
Agnes loved to sew and patch clothing for everyone who needed her assistance. She loved to bake bread and make desserts. She took pride in making sour leaf cabbage rolls, and Mikey’s favorite, beetniks – no dill. She would make headcheese, chicken feet and the best deep-fried trout ever. She loved to can and make her favorite apple juice. There was never enough apples for pie filling and juice. She would create any type of soup with her specialty being “Moo Soup!” She loved to garden and take care of her favorite flowers, poppies and roses, and loved looking after Paul.
Agnes had a love for music. She taught herself to play guitar and accordion. She sang many country songs with friends and family. Willies Road House was her favorite channel to listen to featuring Marty Robbins and her favorite all-time local band was Black Diamond Country. It would be a surprise to all of you, but Agnes also loved to listen to ABBA.
Agnes lived a full life, full of adventure. She drove her own quad until she was 82. She would travel with Paul to many jobs were she would sit and watch and be part of Paul’s world. She participated in many outdoor activities until she could not do it anymore. Two years ago, Agnes became a resident at Pleasant View Care Home. Under the excellent care of the staff and Paul’s dedication to help make her new home comfortable, she fought against her illness. She still had a smile or a laugh with the girls. There will never be enough words to say, ”thank you” to the people who made Agnes’ life a little easier to live.
Agnes is survived by Paul;  her sisters, Mary and Ellen; her sisters-in-law, Mary, Darcia and Heather; and by her brother-in-law Eddie.
Agnes’ life will be celebrated and her memory will be long remembered and cherished.

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