Posted: November 6th, 2017

HUSS, Beulah Joyce (Olsen) passed away at the Cypress Regional Hospital on November 3, 2017 surrounded by her family. Beulah was born on April 21, 1932 to Ole and Alice Olsen at the family farm in Simmie, Sask. She was the 4th eldest of 6 children.  Beulah was dearly loved and is survived by her 6 children.  Wendell (Di) Huss and his children Cody, and James, Randy Huss and his child Logan, Twila (Ward) Schultz and their children Keon, Karma and Kelly, Lexie Wiebe and her children Amaisha and Dylan; Cindy (Ed) Slusar and their children Bobbi-Jo, Coe and Levi;  Shelley (Larry) Johnston and their children Hayden, Carter and Kennedi.  As well as 10 great granddaughters, 1 great grandson and 2 more on the way, 2 sisters Dolores Saaler, Elaine Gee and 1 brother Orville Olsen. She is predeceased by son-in-law Leonard Wiebe, special friend Eddie Modien and 2 sisters Alvina Kantrud, and Lorraine Modien.

Beulah grew up at the family farm in Simmie, then attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and became a school teacher.  Later she worked in retail as a clerk and book keeper until her retirement at age 65. Beulah raised her 6 children in the little flat roofed house on the hill and there she resided until a few years ago when she moved into Golden West Manor.  Even though she had a tiny house she always made room for those that had nowhere to go, whether it was just a homemade meal or a place to sleep.   She was a humble woman of very few words and never said anything bad about anyone.  Beulah never had a car so she walked everywhere whether it was to pay bills, Doctor appointments or to the grocery store shopping for 6 kids.  I don’t think there was a sport that Beulah didn’t enjoy. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan whether it was at the rink, at the ball diamond, gymnastics, judo or dance. She was a big fan of the Bronco’s, SK Roughriders and Swift Current 57’s. There was no end to her talents; she was a terrific dancer, hair dresser (she was always giving someone a perm or a color), seamstress (whether it was making a wedding gown or patching ripped out knees on a pair of jeans), she could fix anything with a hammer and nails or just a little duct tape and crazy glue. It wasn’t surprising to stop in at her house and find her in her kitchen with her vacuum cleaner apart trying to fix the retractable cord. She wasn’t bad with a saw, hammer and nails either.  She built a set of toddler bunk beds for Cindy & Shelley, and she ripped out her front steps and built a new set. She didn’t believe in throwing anything away that could be fixed. She loved to bake and all of our childhood friends loved the cookies and cakes that came out of her oven. About 30 years ago she started a little tradition every Sunday when she would make her famous cinnamon buns.  This tradition remains today but the last few years her daughters would take turns hosting Sunday brunch.  She would never say no to an adventure, whether it was flying to Germany to see Bobbi Jo play hockey, snorkeling at Karma and Jeff’s wedding in the Dominican (and she doesn’t know how to swim) or spend an afternoon on the beach at the landing.

During the last few years of her residency at Golden West she enjoyed the many activities including, exercise class, puzzling, coffee time and playing cards every evening with her new friends.   Beulah had an amazing way of turning hardships into positive memories and never complained about a tough life.

Many people would say how lucky she was to have such caring kids but really we were the “lucky” ones.  There was never a shortage of laughs and love and she will be so dearly missed.  Sunday’s will never be the same without her.  Memorial donations can be made to Dories House or The Centre.




12 Condolences to “HUSS – BEULAH”

  1. Debra Froyman says:

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. Mom will miss their card games and their visits.

  2. Clarence Hauschild says:

    My heart goes out to the family, she was a sweetie and will be missed.My prayers are with you.

  3. Larry & Cindy McKetiak says:

    Extending Our Deepest Sympathy to the Families on the loss of your mother

  4. Shelly Campbell (Wiebe) says:

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to the children and their families of Mrs. Huss. From the Wiebe family from down the street on 5th NW (neighbors from a long time ago)

  5. Wendy (Busse) Perry says:

    Warmest thoughts go out to you Cindy and your entire family… She was a wonderful lady and remember her from our younger days… my heart goes out to you.. ❤️

  6. Garey and Ann says:

    Heaven just received an angel. Such a beautiful person we were so lucky to have in our lives. She always gave, her smiles, her hugs, her many talents…. we will miss you Aunt Beulah.

  7. Larry & Cindy McKetiak says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother.

  8. Sandi Paul says:

    My heart aches for your families but hold on to those precious memories..My prayers are with your wonderful Mom, Grandmother,Greatgrandmother. Take care Sandi Paul

  9. Terry Shumaker says:

    So sorry to hear.of your Mom’s passing …. She was such a nice lady … I saw her sometimes when I would go to visit Mom… she would be sitting downstairs visiting with her friends….you were so blessed to be her family …. She will be missed..May God comfort all of you!

  10. Tazma Beach says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was an extraordinary woman. Her strength and tenacity will be remembered. My condolences go out to all of you. Xo

  11. Phyllis Steele says:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have the fondest memories of spending so much of my childhood visiting at her house. She was the kindest, hardworking lady and over the years have thought of her often. She will forever be remembered. With our deepest sympathy to your family. From Phyllis

  12. Lance Henderson says:

    very sorry for the loss of your Mom. she will be greatly missed, and she was blessed to have such a loving family. My thoughts go out to all of you.

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