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Emily Novak

Emily Novak (Reiss)

Tuesday, September 16, 1930 - Saturday, May 2, 2020
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Emily Novak passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville, at the age of 89 years.

Emily was born on September 16, 1930, to Carl and Frances (nee Hanowski) Riess on their farm in the Killaly district of Saskatchewan. She was their second child, growing up with her sister, Elsie; ten years later, her sister, Irene, was born. Emily would do household chores and milk cows. She and Elsie went to Gelowitz School up to Grade 8. Emily then worked at farm homes as a nanny.

Emily married George Novak on October 20, 1949, in Killaly. They were blessed with eight children: Dennis, Gayle, Lorraine, Loretta, Delbert, Mervin, Darrel and Paula. They lived on a farm southeast of Killaly, in a log house that was expanded and updated as the family grew.

In 1976 George and Emily moved to Melville where both worked at a variety of jobs. In 1979 they moved to Moose Jaw and worked there until 1991, when they moved back to Melville. On June 15, 1997, George passed away. Emily moved to Heritage House, where she lived until 2008, when she moved to a care home in Moose Jaw. In 2010 she moved to St. Philomena Manor in Melville. From there, she moved to St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville.

Emily was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Frances Riess; her husband, George; her sons, Delbert and Mervin; her daughters, Lorraine and Lorretta; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie (John) Exner and Irene (Carl) Fuchs; and her father- and mother-in-law, Peter and Gertrude Novak. She leaves to mourn her passing: her children, Dennis (Joyce) Novak of Melville; Gayle (Sidney) Squires of Moose Jaw; Darrel (Shauna) Novak of Regina; and Paula (Dario) Hernando of Ontario; her daughter-in-law, Wendy Novak of Moose Jaw; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Valerie Novak and Betty Hoedel.
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN MELVILLE
    Address
    MELVILLE, SK
    The graveside servics will be live-streamed on Matthews Funeral Home's Facebook page. In keeping with Covid-19 regulations, the family invites you to watch the stream rather than attending the service. The stream can be watched, even by those without Facebook accounts, by going to the address below. https://www.facebook.com/matthewsfuneralhomemelville
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Andrew Sowa, OMI
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Henry's Parish Cemetery, Melville
    Address
    MELVILLE, SK
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Russell Friesen

Posted at 07:07pm
Paula and Dario, and the entire family. Our deepest sympathies, prayers and love upon the passing of your mom. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Russell and Michelle Friesen
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Ken and Karen Brice

Posted at 11:36pm
Dennis, Joyce, and Family. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother, Dennis. May she rest in Peace.

Sincerely,
Ken and Karen Brice
KS

Kelly Sullivan

Posted at 11:48am
Prayers and love sent to you Paula, Dario and all the family. 💞💐. A mom's love and life is so precious. May your special memories of her precious life keep you strong during this time.
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