Andrew Dumba
1934 - 2021
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Andrew "Andy" Dumba 1934~2021 Andrew (Andy) Dumba of Weyburn passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the age of 86. Predeceased by his wife, Elaine; parents, Joseph and Maria Dumba; brother, Peter Dumba; brother-in-law, Dan Morse and sisters-in-law, Joan Dumba and Lois Czemeres. Andy is lovingly remembered by his children, Michelle Tobin of Saskatoon, Kevin (Nadia) Dumba of Calgary, Trevor (Isabel) Dumba of Fernie and Shannon Dumba of Regina; grandchildren, Noah, Sadie, Felix and Zoe; brothers, Con Dumba of Victoria and Gordon (Janice) Dumba of Regina; sisters, Elena Morse and Maria Dumba, both of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Dumba of Dysart, Cathy (Bill) Miller of Regina; and brothers-in-law, Dennis (Susan) Gibson of Ottawa and Alvin Czemeres of Regina as well as numerous nieces and nephews, special cousins and friends. Andy was born in 1934 on a farm near Dysart, Sask. where he grew up and met his wife-to-be Elaine. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and Teachers College in Moose Jaw and worked in the field of education, positively impacting the lives of many students and clients over the years: teaching high school in Dysart; overseeing trades training with the Southeast Regional College in Weyburn for the majority of his career; and, prior to retiring, serving as an employment counsellor with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Regina. Andy and Elaine were married in 1962 and moved to Weyburn in 1970 where they raised their four children. Andy will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his wonderful and mischievous sense of humour. He was an excellent athlete and enjoyed a wide range of sports including baseball and hockey (which he also coached) as well as curling, bowling, skiing and golf. A very resourceful person and a jack-of-all-trades, Andy usually had a project on the go. Whether he was building a golf course on the family farm in his youth, fixing up a dilapidated cabin at White Bear Lake, where the family enjoyed many summers together, or renovating their much-loved home in Weyburn, he enjoyed tackling a challenge. Andy also had a creative side which came through in the stories he made up and wrote for his children and grandchildren. In his later years, he became an avid bridge player. Even as he slowed down over the last few years, Andy remained lively and spirited keeping the staff at Tatagwa View entertained with his jokes and on their toes as he made his way around town on his scooter, rain (snow) or shine. Andy was given exceptional care by the staff at Tatagwa, many of whom treated him like family and to whom his family will be forever grateful. A Public Visitation was held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The Mass of Christian Burial for Andy will be announced later this year with Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Donations in memory of Andrew Dumba may be made to Parkinson Canada at 316-4211 Yonge St. North York, ON. M29 9Z9. Condolences may be left at: Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. 306-842-5432.

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Published in Weyburn Review from Mar. 10 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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