KAVAS, Hendrika “Ricky” Philemina (nee Ebbes)
September 15, 1937 – June 24, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hendrika. Ricky was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada at the age of 15 with her parents and siblings and passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 81. She worked at Regina General Hospital for a short while before meeting Frank. They were married in 1959 and welcomed the birth of their 5 children to complete their family. Ricky was very involved with Folkfest for many years with the Dutch Pavillion. She was also a large supporter and volunteer for the NDP. Mom was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. She loved to spend time in her yard tending her large garden and flowers. She enjoyed her coffee dates at Tim’s and her weekend garage sales. Ricky is survived by her 5 children Raymond (Sandra) Kavas, Yvonne Laich, Michelle (Gord) Wenzel, Dean (Nicole) Kavas, Diane (Brian) Harold; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Thea Meyer; sister-in-law Jean Ebbes; as well as extended family and friends throughout Holland and Canada. She was predeceased by her husband Frank (2017); parents Ted and Dora Ebbes; brother Steve Ebbes; as well as many extended family and friends. Ricky will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Acadia-McKague’s Funeral Home (915 Acadia Dr.) in Saskatoon. The Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End of Life Care. (www.stpaulshospital.org/foundation/campaign) Arrangements in care of David Schurr - Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.