Amanda Lyn Kuras, a resident of Regina, SK, passed away on September 5 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 42 years old. Amanda was born on September 16, 1981, to Stan and Linda Kuras in Wadena. Upon graduating from Wadena High School in 1999, she joined the workforce and began her culinary career as a dishwasher at Chauncy’s Restaurant. With determination and talent, she quickly climbed the ranks and became the head chef.
In 2005, Amanda moved to Regina to further expand her culinary skills at The Copper Kettle, a new restaurant in town. It was while working at The Copper Kettle that she met the love of her life, Darcy Puff. Together, they created a beautiful life in Regina, starting by adopting a lovely cat named Larry and later adding an amazing dog named Maze to their family.
In 2012, Amanda embraced a new challenge and took on the role of head chef at the Renaissance Retirement Home. She not only excelled at her culinary duties but also formed meaningful relationships with the residents. Her talent and dedication led to her promotion as the food service manager in 2015. In recognition of her expertise and contributions, she was honored with the Revera Award for Culinary Service and Excellence in 2019.
Amanda is survived by her loving partner, Darcy Puff, and her parents, Stan and Linda Kuras. She is also survived by her brothers, Michael, Jason, and Travis, as well as her nieces Sierra and Savannah, and nephew Sam. A Celebration of Life for Amanda will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wadena Community Legion Hall in Wadena, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in Amanda’s memory can be made to the SPCA or the Allan Blair Cancer Centre.