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Donald Albert Anweiler (Don)

November 6, 1936

August 8, 2023

With deep sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Albert Anweiler on August 8, 2023, in the early morning hours. Born in Saskatoon, Donald was the eldest child of Philip and Emma Anweiler and was raised on the family’s farm. Growing up during the challenging times of the “Dirty 30s” and the outset of World War II, Don’s childhood was marked by financial hardships, sparking the development of his vivid imagination. Throughout his youth, he showed exceptional skills in hockey and baseball, eventually being honored with induction into the Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Additionally, Don was an avid golfer and curler. In 1960, he commenced his employment with the Saskatoon Public School Board, progressing to become a Head Caretaker Engineer in 1966. After 30 years at John Lake Public School, Don retired from the Board in 1997. His retirement was dedicated to his passion for fixing appliances, ranging from lawn mowers to snowblowers, helping friends and neighbors in need.

Donald Albert Anweiler is survived by his devoted wife, Kathy, with whom he shared nearly 63 years of unconditional love. He is also mourned by his children, Deanna Parley (Brev Chesky) and Darren (Nancy) Anweiler. Cherished memories of Don will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Andrew Parley, Katelyn Parley (Hayden Marquette), Ethan Anweiler, and Emily Anweiler (Andrew Williams). His sister, Joyce (Dale) Hill, along with his brothers, Gordon Anweiler and Robert (Jan) Anweiler, also cherish his memory. In addition, Don’s extended family, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends join in mourning his loss. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the exceptional healthcare team at Palliative Care, SPH. Their gentle and compassionate care during Don’s final days touched their hearts, and their kindness towards the family will be forever cherished.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home (210 Wess Road). Immediately after the service, interment will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Arbor Lounge. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation in Don’s name to Palliative Care, c/o St. Paul’s Hospital, or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting http://www.hillcrestmemorial.ca.

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