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Renate Andres-Auger
July 18, 1944 – April 2, 2016
Passed peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 71. Renate has had a long and difficult journey since her first brain aneurysm in October of 2009. She spent most of her final years at Parkridge, Royal University and St. Paul's Hospitals. Renate is survived by her daughters: Darya, Andrea, Galina, Ootah, Nadja and Renate; grandchildren: Devan, Oliver, Berkley, Dylan, Anastasia, Fiona, Nancy, Alexander S., Alexander A., Grace and Henry. Renate was preceded in death by her partner Russell Smith, parents John C. and Anastasia Andres and brother Henry Andres. Renate was born in Czechoslovakia on route to Canada on July 18, 1944. Renate was known for her academic pursuits and in her lifetime attended university for many years. She attained a Political Science Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor Degrees in both Arts (Major in Ballet) and Law at the University of British Columbia. Renate was a champion for children, women, First Nation Land rights and Education. At a young age she was a professional ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. To her family, she will be remembered for her care and compassion. Always loving, encouraging and empowering her children and grandchildren to strive. She gave everyone the sense that there was no obstacle that could not be conquered. Renate was passionate about math, music, art and gardening. She loved children and children always gravitated towards her. A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Renate's life. A special thanks to the staff at Parkridge, Royal University Hospital and St. Paul's for your kindness, care and professionalism. Condolences may be left at Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577).

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 4, 2016.
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April 11, 2016
I was sad to hear about Renate's passing.
I have known her since 1968, and as a neighbour and friend since 1975, and have always admired her for her strength and fighting spirit. She always stood up for what she believed was right. She loved her children and always tried to do the best for them. My condolences to all the family.
Jack Schouten
April 7, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You said, Halli, that she respected me - rest assured that the feeling was mutual. Her commitment to her family was awe-inspiring. Please give Fiona a special hug for me.
Audrey Bayduza
April 6, 2016
Richard serach
April 4, 2016
I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Renate. I had the pleasure of being one of her caregivers at Parkridge Centre. Right from first meeting we had connected and had always looked forward to seeing her and hearing her stories when I picked up a shift! She had a strong personality and a beautiful soul! I will miss our evening tea visits in the dining room, Bringing my dogs for her to see, Many good conversations and making Renate laugh by parading in the halls and singing for her! My deepest sympathy and condolences to her family during this difficult time.
Mason Crawford
April 4, 2016
Thinking of you and your family Nadia.
Jen Ulmer
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