Marilyn Haack

Obituary of Marilyn Haack

HAACK - Marilyn Katherine (Bolen) It is with heavy heart we announce the sudden passing of Marilyn on November 3, 2020 in Regina, SK. Marilyn was born May 30, 1941 on the homestead near Glen Bain to Adam and Frances (Janiskiewicz) Bolen. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Leo and their four children Dean (Darcy) and their children Rachel (Scott), Tiffany (Evan) and Jeremy; Gary (Carmen); Corinne (Aaron) and their children Nickolas and Rebecca; and Tracy and her children Jaylyn and Brady. Her sisters and brothers in-laws: Bernadette (Gilles) Soucy, Carolann (Mel) Buehler, Valerie (Dale) Brooks, Len Johnson, John Desjardins. Her brother in-laws and sister in-laws: Irene Therens, Mary Ann Vallely, Bob (Delores) Haack and Don Endicott. As well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Adam and Frances Bolen, her sisters and their husbands, Eileen and George Wilhelm, Delores Johson, Geraldine and Ed Soder, Lorraine Bolen and Sharon Desjardins. Her in-laws, John and Annie Haack and their children, Florence Endicott, Ron Chase, Doug Therens, Marlene Eisenkrein, Garth Vallely, Kathleen and Cliff Sterling. Marilyn went to Simonson and Glen Bain School from Grades 1 to 10. She met Leo Haack at a Halloween party in Grade 10. She had more than romance on her mind and ventured into the work world making a living as a telephone operator in Estevan, Hodgeville and Leader. In 1962, when Marilyn was home for the Easter holiday, Leo popped the question and they were married on October 8, 1962 at St. Elizabeth Church. They farmed on the Haack homestead and raised their children there. Her favourite time was harvest because she got to be the grain truck driver. Leo said “she could drive that truck better than most men.” She took great pride in her yard, garden, and enjoyed canning and baking. Everyone was always welcome at the farm and mom always had food ready for you day or night. She loved going to neighbors for birthdays and anniversaries or to play cards. Marilyn also enjoyed crafting, sewing, crocheting and cross stitch, every child and grandchild has something special made by mom/grandma: blankets, cross stitch pictures and handmade Christmas ornaments. She passed this love onto her daughters and the grandchildren will certainly miss all the special things she made for them. Mom believed in four things, family, friends, religion and laughter. She loved traveling and as kids we remember our vacations were spent going from one relative’s house to the next enjoying all the landscape and sights along the way. Our family Christmas at Elk Ridge Resort and trip to Cuba were extra special. Every January, she and dad would take a bus tour somewhere never going to the same place twice. For her 70th birthday they traveled to the Netherlands, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany with her sister Sharon and brother-in-law John. She looked forward every year to the July long weekend when the grandkids would come to Swift Current for the fair. No matter how hot, she stayed walking the hot pavement and concrete just so she could watch as they excitedly moved from one ride to the next. She loved riding the merry go round with the little ones. Her kids and grandkids were her world and whenever she could she was at every event they participated in. She was their biggest fan, cheering loudly from the sidelines. You always knew where she was by listening for her infectious laugh. Mom was an active volunteer and loved helping others. While on the farm, she was a long time CWL member at St. Elizabeth, she also volunteered at the Meyronne Rink and the Meyronne Hall looking after the bowling alley, helping with community suppers and dances. She was a member of the Glen Bain Historical Society helping to put together the Glen Bain RM history book. When Mom and Dad moved to Swift Current in 1991, she updated her resume and entered the work world for a while working at SPAR, then a cleaning company in town. She eventually started her own business as a companion and cleaner for the elderly who needed help getting to appointments, buying groceries, doing light cleaning and laundry. Her clients were very special to her. She would come to clean but they would want to visit with her more than let her clean. She took great pride in ensuring she gave them extra special attention while still managing to do the cleaning, shopping and laundry. Once she finally “retired from the work world”, she focused all her time on family and volunteering wherever she could. She continued with the CWL in Swift Current, at St. Michael’s, Sacred Heart and Christ the Redeemer church. She also volunteered at MCC and Meals on Wheels. She was a part of the welcoming committee at Christ the Redeemer church. She loved meeting new people, socializing and getting to know who they were and where they came from. She would often tell her children about all the wonderful new people she got to meet. Mom lived life to the fullest. She touched the hearts of many with her compassion, forgiveness and understanding. Her amazing smile and infectious laugh will be remembered by all. Marilyn’s funeral will be held Friday, November 13th at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Church. Archbishop Donald J. Bolen, mom’s first cousin will officiate the service. Due to COVID, attendance at the funeral is by invitation only. Those unable to attend can participate by logging into the livestream at on Parkside Memorial Funeral Home Facebook page. The link will be available to watch during the service or anytime after. Internment will take place at Mount Pleasant Burial Park, Swift Current, SK. Go to Parkside Memorial Funeral Home Facebook page to click on the livestream link to watch the service.
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Friday
13
November

Memorial Mass

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, November 13, 2020
Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
1850 Spring Gate
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
3067739524
Friday
13
November

Interment

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, November 13, 2020
Mount Pleasant Burial Park
George Street East
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
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