Julia was born Feb 5, 1928 in Churchbridge SK to Joseph and Anna Abdai. She was raised in Deer Ridge and moved to the farm at Cookson when she got married in 1949. She and Edmond retired to Shellbrook in 1984, then, as her health failed, she moved to Saskatoon to be closer to her daughters.
Julia and Ed enjoyed their time in Shellbrook, spending time with old friends and making new ones. They both enjoyed curling and were proud members of the Legion. They did some travelling, to BC, Detroit, Hawaii and other points in the US.
Mom always had a large garden and did a lot of canning but she was best known for her baking skills. I’m sure everyone remembers her lunches whenever they came to visit. She loved to pick berries and did so into her eighties.
Family was very important to Mom; she loved having her family around her as much as possible, especially her grandchildren.
Julia is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Keith) Nicholson and Marlene (Arnold) Kereluik; her four grandchildren, Lisa & Bradley (Sharon) Nicholson, Leanne & Aaron Kereluik; her only great-grandchild Emma Nicholson; her sister-in-law Marlene as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Edmond (2002) and her son Dennis (1976), parents Joseph and Anna Abdai, brothers John, Joe, Ernie and sister Gizella.
Mom peacefully passed away Aug 1, 2019 at St Joseph’s Home in Saskatoon, SK with her family by her side. As thanks for the wonderful care that Mom received at St Joseph's Home we ask that anyone wishing to make a donation make it to St Joseph’s Home, 33 Valens Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7L 3S2. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019 at St. Agathas Roman Catholic Church in Shellbrook, SK. Interment will follow in the Mayview Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to send messages of condolence are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau "Lac" Funeral Home, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director- Shellbrook, SK, 306-747-2828.
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