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Obituary of Amalia Elizabeth Weinbender
WEINBENDER - Amalia Elizabeth (nee Wunsch), age 93, formerly of Swift Current, Sk. passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at Regina. She was christened Mollie by her first grade teacher as a substitute for the nickname Malia. She received her early schooling at Yorkshire school where she took accounting, shorthand and typing by correspondence. When she was 16, Frank Bolin hired her as his assistant at the R.M. of Morse. She married the love of her life, Fred Weinbender, on October 15, 1944 and moved to the Uren farm with him. In 1945, after drought and hail, they moved to Chaplin where Mollie became assistant to Bill Hambly at the R. M. of Chaplin. In the spring of 1950, Fred bought the store at Calderbank and Mollie became the administrator of the R. M. of Vermillion Hills. They moved to Donavon in 1953 where Mollie was the administrator the R. M. of Montrose. In 1963 Mollie became the administrator for the R. M. of Coulee, a position she held until January, 1997, after serving over 50 years in municipal government. In 1964, Fred started an income tax preparation business, but soon turned it over to Mollie. She loved doing the income tax returns and CAIS applications. At the age of 50 she learned to swim and dive and earned her instructor’s certificate and taught as an unpaid volunteer. At the age of 62, her grandson, Vince, introduced her to computers. Largely self-taught, she loved to write programs in Excel and Clarion. Mollie loved sports – softball, golf & bowling. She loved their many trips to California and Nevada and especially bingo. Her green thumbs produced beautiful gardens and flower beds. Her mother claimed she was born with a needle in her hand as evidenced by the clothing and quilts she made for friends and family. She leaves to mourn her loss, her daughter Kathy (Alex Smith) and grandsons Vincent Good and Michael Sorensen and great grandsons Anthony Goodman, Alex Goodman and Eric Sorensen, her sister Martha Weinbender and brother Bill (Judy) Wunsch. At her request no funeral service will be held. Internment will be at Swift Current Mount Pleasant Burial Park. For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit www.parksidefuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Amalia Weinbender, please visit Tribute Store
At her request, there will not be a service.
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