FENSKE, Agnes June

October 31, 1934 – February 18, 2021

Agnes June Fenske beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Thursday morning February 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 86, after a 10 month battle with cancer.

Agnes, one of seven children, the daughter of Rudolph and Matilda Schraeder, was born October 31 1934. She grew up in Yorkton Saskatchewan, where she met and married Harold Dutchak April 16 1965, and was a loving mother to four sons Timothy, Terry, Kevin and Kelly Dutchak. Years later Agnes and Harold divorced, and in 1989 Agnes married Gilbert Fenske. Agnes and Gilbert lived in Yorkton until shortly after his passing in 2005. She then moved to Kamloops to be closer to her son Kelly in 2009, and then to Cochrane in 2015 to be near Tim and Terry.

Agnes had a strong Christian faith and was involved in her church and related activities. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generous heart. She worked as a receptionist at Social Services in Yorkton until she retired in 1999.

Agnes enjoyed sports, especially hockey, although she never had a favorite team. She loved baking and animals especially her cat Muffin. She also enjoyed travelling on the bus, in particular to visit her son Kevin and her grandchildren in Ft. St. John. Despite her illness, Agnes was always very positive and would always see the good in everyone around her. She had a very strong faith and always believed that God had a plan.

Agnes was predeceased by her loving husband, Gilbert in January of 2005; her parents, Matilda and Rudolph Schraeder, sisters Joyce Schraeder, Alice Harboard, Bertha Eckert and Gertrude “Gertie” Roming. Agnes will be extremely missed by her sons, Tim (Cathy) Dutchak, Terry (Judy) Dutchak, Kevin Dutchak, Kelly (Olivia) Dutchak; grandchildren Randi (Kyle) Trach, Ryan Dutchak; great-grandson Greyson Trach, special family friend Jessica Baldo; brothers Allan (Marion) Schraeder and Elmer (Hazel) Schraeder, as well as her first husband Harold Dutchak with whom she remained friends.

I can do everything through Christ who strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse. Burial and service will take place at a later date in Cochrane, Alberta.

Arrangements entrusted to Bridget Halfyard, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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