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Herb passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit at the age of 84 after a long struggle with cancer. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 61 years, Clara; children: Gunther (Gina) and Hedy Likness; grandchildren, Tracy (Jody) Lysyk, Jason (Alison) Fandrich, David Fandrich, Clint (Rebecca) Likness, and Derek Likness (Tabitha Hurlburt); great-grandchildren, Eric, Charlotte, Corben, Cara and Hayley; his two sisters, Lilli (Heinrich) Rottmann and Else (Gunter) Geschke, both of Germany; brother, Oskar (Martha) Fandrich, Germany; sister-in- law, Adelheid Fandrich; and his brother-in- law, Herbert Hohn, Germany. Herb is predeceased by his parents, Katharina and Johann Fandrich; his brother, Albert; his sister, Mathilde; and his sister-in-law, Hella Hohn. Herb was born in Romania and then came to Canada from Germany with his wife and young son in 1953. The first few years, he worked as a farm hand in the communities of Hanley and Dundurn. The family was completed in 1956 with the birth of his daughter. In 1957, he started a new career in life when he moved to Saskatoon as a labourer hauling sand for the construction of City Hospital, which started his 31 year career as a tile setter. In 1963, he purchased his cabin at Shady Bay Beach, Meeting Lake, SK, and his passion for fishing grew. After his retirement, his second home was Shady Bay Beach. He became a "lake person" and the friendships that evolved were numerous. His sense of humor and witty one-liners will never be forgotten. His legacy at Shady Bay Beach are the numerous fireplaces, patios and big feet he made for his lake community. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he was always there for them. A celebration of Herb's life will be held on Tuesday, August 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Windsor Chapel, 704 Windsor Street (8th Ave. N & Windsor Street), Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (101, 440 2nd Ave. N, Saskatoon S7K 2C3) or St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit (1702-20th Street W, Saskatoon S7M 0Z9). Arrangements in care of David Polzen, MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2012