Katherine "Kay" MaberOctober 7, 2017
Katherine “Kay” Scharback Maber (nee Hauck)
Kay Maber passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the age of 92. She is lovingly survived by her 3 children Elaine McNeil (Will Oddie), Lorna King (Ed Palibroda), Kevin Scharback and son-in-law Mark Henderson; 8 grandchildren Colin McNeil (Melynda Loder), Katharine McNeil (Chris Haas), Erin (Currie) McNichol, Lachlan Oddie (Stana Luxford Oddie), Liam Oddie (Jen Arndt), Ryan Henderson (Maria Dueck), Brett (Ashley) Henderson, Rob King (Caralee Philipenko); 12 great-grandchildren; sister Madeleine Beaton; sisters-in-law Lorraine (Hauck) Jensen, Vicky Hauck, Margaret Scharback, Leona Scharback and Mavis Scharbach. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and special friends. Kay was predeceased by her husband Frank Scharback and second husband Roy Maber; daughter Marina (Rene) Henderson; grandson Sean McNeil; brothers Jack, Bill and Andy Hauck; brothers- and sisters- in- law Stella and Nat Brossart, Eleanor and Mike Osika, Annie and Ted Martian, Marie and Bill Bitz, Marge and Cal Lohnes, Loretta Cormier, Irene and Kevin O’Donnell, Henry Scharback, Ed Scharback and Joe Scharbach. Kay was born in the Allan, SK on May 29, 1925. Before marriage, she taught school in a one room school house for 2 years. She met and married Frank Scharback in Allan in 1944. Kay and Frank started raising their four children on the farm in South Allan before moving to Saskatoon in 1955. Kay was a high energy and fearless woman. After her youngest child started school, Kay bravely stepped into the world of selling real estate, becoming one of the first two female realtors in Saskatchewan. Her real estate career was busy and successful, winning many sales awards throughout her 42 years in Saskatoon and Calgary; however, she always managed to balance a real estate sale with giving support to her family and having a batch of cinnamon buns or a delicious pie in the oven. She enjoyed entertaining and treated many housefuls of happy guests to gourmet meals and a visit filled with laughter and music, including a polka or two. She loved to live life and dress with flair, being particularly fond of stylish hats. This led to her becoming known as “The Hat Lady” realtor. Kay was a generous person, participating in school, church and community charity events, including donating 100 of her favourite hats to a charity auction after her retirement. She was, however, especially generous in her everyday actions, cooking and baking for others at work and her family. Her children and grandchildren will always remember the gift boxes painstakingly put together with a large variety of their favourite squares and cookies that each received at Christmas. Kay’s energy extended to her love of travel, exploring the US, Mexico, Europe and Malawi, Africa with her husband Frank and then enjoying cruises and winter vacations in Maui and Mexico with her husband Roy, with whom she enjoyed 23 years of happy marriage. However, favourite moments were with family – whether it be at the cabin in Waskesui, in Hawaii or at home. Kay moved to Sherbrooke Community Centre in 2011. She loved the music events and even when she could no longer dance, her feet would tap in time to the music. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Sherbrooke for their loving care as well as extend gratitude to Dr. Mark Boechler. The Vigil for Kay will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Both services will be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Place) in Saskatoon. The Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saskatoon Interval House at www.saskatoonintervalhouse.org. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.