Truman – With tears in our eyes, and love in our hearts we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Kay as she passed peacefully on to heaven on September 1st, 2018 in Brooks, Alberta. Johanna Maria Catherina Vreys was born and raised in Manor, Sk. area and resided there with her parents and siblings. After his return from WWII, she met and married George Truman in 1948. They settled in Wauchope, Sk. to begin their married farm life. With her strong work ethic, Mom worked tirelessly side by side with Dad and helped with all aspects of life on the farm, particularly, her huge garden, cooking, baking, canning and yes, raising seven children. She entered baking at the local fair for twenty five years and received many red ribbons for her cooking excellence. We believe she was the inventor of “multi-tasking”. George and Kay spent more than 30 years farming and being neighbors in numerous community events until they retired to Redvers in 1979. Mom then took on the role of play school teacher and loved her interaction with the “littles” fulfilling a dream of hers as a young girl. When Mom turned 90 she moved to Brooks to be closer to more of her children. Thank you to the Brooks Long Term care Dr.’s and staff and companion Hedwig for the special care over the last few years. Mom’s best accomplishments have been the success and love that flourished in her family. She was the most generous supporter of all that they did and although she will be dearly missed, her legacy will continue to live within them and cherished in their hearts forever. She was one of a kind, and most importantly, she was ours. Kay was predeceased by her parents Antoon and Anna Vreys, husband George, sisters, Annie and Nellie and brother Jack. She is survived by her seven children – Sharon Sangster of Saskatoon; Loretta (Dennis) Bouchard of Brooks, Wayne (Bonnie) Truman of Redvers, Sk. Nelda (Ed) Didychuk of Winnipeg, Lorraine (Gord) Barr of Atlanta, Tim (Paulette) Truman of Brooks, and Tammy Truman of Calgary; she also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, sister Louise Bailey of Rosetown, Sk. and sister-in-law Jean Vreys of Maryfield, Sk.. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church in Redvers, SK. on Saturday, September 8th at 2:00 PM. Rev. Wilfred B. Calinawan Celebrant. A family graveside followed at Redvers Cemetery. In memory of Catherine, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to a Memory Care Facility of one’s choice.
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