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Michael Cummins

October 11, 2018

CUMMINS, T. Michael

It is with great sadness of heart that the family announces the passing of Thomas Michael “Mickey” Cummins.  Mickey went home to the Lord on October 11, 2018, after a brief but painless illness. He is survived by his children Judi Cummins, Gail (Ed) Horst, and Jim (Candace) Cummins and three very special grandchildren, Taylor Cummins, Alex Horst and Carter Cummins.  Also left to mourn is his sister, Kathleen Bitz, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mickey was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 48 years, Anne (Bitz) Cummins, on December 4, 1999, and his brother, Joe Cummins. Mickey was born to William and Clare Cummins on March 7, 1928, and was raised in the Blucher District. Mickey and Annie also farmed in the Blucher District until he and Annie retired to Saskatoon in 1990.  Mickey and Annie were very special partners in life. The life lessons, love, dedication and support they gave to their children have shaped their lives and have set an example for them of how to live and love others.  Dad’s passion and pride of growing a good crop was shown by regular evening drives looking at fields.   This enjoyment was only surpassed by allowing Mom to win the first 3 games of crib each morning.  He happily let her deal from the bottom of the deck because it made her happy! This next chapter of Mike’s transition to heaven is an interruption and also an invitation to be welcomed into the light of the Lord’s face and to be with Anne with whom he longs to be!  Although it is a sad day for the family as they will miss him and think of him every day, they know he will be where he belongs, with their Mom. Special thanks to Trinity Manor and Samaritan Place and all the wonderful care workers there! To the nurses and doctors at the Palliative Care Unit at St Paul’s Hospital, your help and gentle care of our Dad made last days with him the best they could be. And Fr. Gerard Dewan, our friend, your guidance, prayers, saying Mass, all helped us to realize what a gift we received in the extra time we had with our Dad. Heartfelt thanks from all of us, even the ones far away.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan Place at 375 Cornish Road, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7T 0P3, or the Palliative Care Unit at St Paul’s Hospital, 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7M 0Z9. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Pl.) in Saskatoon. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.

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