for the late
will be held on
Monday, October 30th
Tuffnell Community Hall
Henry Kolodziejski was the youngest of four children born to Walter and Amelia Kolodziejski,. He was born on September 21, 1931, on Sec 1 Tp 32 Range 10 W2nd, which is still known today as “the Flats.” On October 21, 2017, he fell asleep to the Lord at his home in Foam Lake.
Henry grew up on the farm with his brother John and his two sisters, Mary and Anne. He attended Dunrobin with his siblings and the many friends that he made while attending school. Henry always had a passion for the farm and the farming way of life.
Then he met the love of his life, Lucy McLean, and married her on August 9, 1954. They had one son, Brent, in May 1959. Even though they had only the one son, they had numerous children who called them their second Mom and Dad. Henry was always “Uncle Henry” to many as they grew up through the years, and always seemed to have that candy in his pocket to give. But he was always “Gpa” to Tamara, Travis and Alexis.
He loved his family, and all who were a part of his life. He and Lucy had just recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Henry always had a story or a joke to tell.
It was his kind nature that made him loved by all.
They began farming in the flats, and in 1961 they moved to the current farm by Tuffnell where it still remains today.
Henry was called upon many times as the community veterinarian, especially during calving season, and was always there to give his fellow neighbors a helping hand when needed.
Henry was also a 40-year member of the Sask. Wheat Pool and was always there to help out at the community events, such as the Tuffnell sports days, which they were present at this year, and also to help out with the making and maintenance of the Tuffnell curling ice. He loved the game of curling, and he passed on his passion for the game to his son.
For many years Henry and Lucy attended all the local fairs and rodeos. They always had their favorite seat next to Velma, as they attended every Flyer hockey game they could, and also every minor hockey game that was played.
It wasn’t until Henry retired from farming that he took up the sport of golfing, but slowly lost all of his golfing buddies. Now they are all in golf heaven together again.
Henry and Lucy had a passion for dancing. They loved their music, and that is why they would love to listen to the Tuffnell Fiddle Jammers, and always attended the final concert of fiddle camp, in this very hall.
There were many decks of cards that were used in our home, as there were in other homes where they loved to go and play cards.
For years, the farm was the coffee stop for many neighbors. There was always dainties and a hot cup of coffee. There were times they would go through ten cans of coffee a month.
In 2015, Henry and Lucy left the farm and moved to Foam Lake, where they began a new chapter in their lives.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Amelia Kolodziejski; by his wife’s parents, Norman and Dorothy McLean; his sister Ann Bisschop; brothers- in- law, Norbert Bisschop, Tom Halyk, Bill Roscoe, Gordon McLean, Daryl McLean, Everett Nelson, Lloyd Ingram, and Lorne Strand; sisters-in-law, Bernice Kolodziejski, Stella Roscoe, Myrtle Ingram, Audrey Nelson, Iris Strand, and Daphne McLean.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Lucy; son Brent ( Heather), grandchildren, Tamara Travis and Alexis; great-grandchildren, Samara, Titan, Suri and Oakley; his brother John Kolodziejski; sister Mary Halyk; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Cam (Peggy) McLean and Doreen Mclean; all of his nephews and nieces and their families; and all the friends and neighbors who had the blessing of knowing Henry in a part of their life.