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750 6th Avenue West
Melville, SK S0A 2P0
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Arthur Sies

Arthur Sies

Sunday, July 11, 1937 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Arthur (Art) Sies of Yorkton, and formerly of Melville, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the age of 82 years.
Art was born to Samuel and Katherine Sies on July 11, 1937, 10 miles southwest of Melville on the family farm. He attended Reimer School until Grade 8, then took his Grade 9 by correspondence. He followed this by receiving a diploma, and making the Dean’s Honour List, in major appliance repair, as well as a diploma in Bell & Howell television repair (Art was always very, very proud of this accomplishment!!!). Besides his interest in appliance and television repair, Art worked hard at various jobs, including as a farm hand at age 16; at age 17, he began working at Red Star Auto, starting out pumping gas and by his second year working as a mechanic; at age 18, he started at the Swift Canadian Creamery; at age 20, he moved to the Quick Freeze and worked as a butcher; and in 1967, he hired on with the CNR as a labourer, carman’s helper and trackmobile operator.
Art was united in marriage to Lillian Gattinger on July 29, 1960, in a candlelight service at Christ Lutheran Church in Neudorf, SK. To their union eight children were born, five boys and three girls. Their home was always filled with music, laughter and love. On July 21, 1992, Lillian lost her battle with cancer; this was a huge loss for Arthur and his children.
Art married Marie Michalchuk (nee Bodnar) in 2005 and became a stepfather to Marie’s four sons and three daughters. Arthur’s children appreciate the love and support Marie gave their dad over the last 14 years.
Art will be remembered for his many talents and interests. He was a self-taught musician, playing violin and guitar and spending countless hours playing music in the family home and singing with his children. Art played in many groups, providing music for the senior citizen homes. He also sang in the Melville and District German Heritage Club Choir. In his spare time, Art loved fishing, bowling, playing horseshoes, doing appliance repair, family gatherings, playing Yahtzee, doing puzzles, and most importantly, living his never-ending faith by reading the bible daily and serving the church, including teaching Sunday school.
Art was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (nee Gattinger); his parents, Sam and Katherine (nee Haas) Sies; his brothers and their wives, Gordon and Rose Sies and Richard and Katie Sies; and a sister, Irene Sies. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Marie Michalchuk; his children, Bryan (Karen) Sies, Suzanne (Richard) Beck, Jonathon (Susan) Sies, Debbie Sies, Darcy Sies, Darren Sies (Cheryl West), Sheryl (Darrell) Halarewich and Chad Sies (Kim Desrochers); twelve grandchildren, Brennan Beck, Lateesha Armbruster, Carissa Hermary, Alysha Vandane, Colby Sies, Chelsie Sies, Chloe Sies, Dylan Sies, Melissa Sies, Taylor Halarewich, Xander Sies and Logan Halarewich; two great-grandchildren, Payton Rutzki and Avayah Armbruster; his stepchildren, Bev (Bob) Woodward, Don Michalchuk, Bill (Sandy) Michalchuk, Rick Michalchuk, John (Lisa) Michalchuk and Maria (Shawn) Cummings; his siblings, Mervin (Georgina) Sies, Marion (Glen) Harper and Winston (Elaine) Sies; as well as a number nieces and nephews.
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melville
    Address
    238 3rd Avenue East
    MELVILLE, SK S0A 2P0
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    Officiant
    Rev. Kim Sherwin
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 |
    When
    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Location
    Melville City Cemetery
    Address
    MELVILLE, SK
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    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melville
    Address
    238 3rd Avenue East
    MELVILLE, SK S0A 2P0
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Heather Macdonald

Posted at 12:16am
Gone but not forgotten...how very true. How can anyone forget an astoundingly loving man, known for his compassion, his loving ways, his ability to instill morals and knowledge, and always make a person feel his love. Art...you were head of my '2nd' family. I truly feel as Ive lost a tremendous friend; but thank you for that. Give my love to Lily and to my folks...please. ❤ Heather
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