Arthur Eiffert

of St Philips district passed away at the age of 84 years on July 3, 2017 at the Kamsack Hospital.

Prayers were held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home.

A funeral mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from St Philips Roman Catholic Church.

Interment  followed at the Riverview Cemetery.

Arthur Walter Eiffert was born on August 3, 1932 to Walter and Mary (Seitz) Eiffert in the St Philips District on the family farm. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side at the Kamsack Hospital on July 3, 2017.

Arthur received his education at St Bascilian School up to grade 8. Then went to help his
parents on the family farm. He married the love of his life Lucille (Glute) at St Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on October 27, 1962. They made their home at St Philips on the family farm where they did mixed farming. They raised six children Bernadine, Glenn, Archie, Lorne, Loretta and Kevin. The family grew to include 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Arthur was a loving husband, incredible father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was extremely close to all his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching them everything he could about life on the farm. Dad enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Family was his
everything. With mom and the rest of his family by his side they would attend sports and
rodeo events in Sturgis, Benito and Swan River, spend hours of blueberry picking by Birch
River, fishing almost every Sunday after mass, Hunting with his sons and close friends. He loved baseball games and every Saturday night was hockey night in Canada…All right or at least at St Philips! Dad spent a lot of time at Uncle Matt Seitz watching his favorite team
Chicago Blackhawks, since in the early days we never had a television. The two of them were cheering loudly and enjoying lemon spread on toast and drinking pop. He also spent lots of time watching hockey with his sons and daughters then good ole’ Pig n’ Whistle came on T.V and look out! It was toe tapping time. Dad loved dancing and singing. He played his guitar endlessly, especially to Stomping Tom Connors and the song Bud the Spud. His voice was
awesome and at times you couldn’t tell the difference between Tom and Dad!

Dad was a handyman of all trades. He was his own mechanic and fixed all his own machinery and vehicles and it was cockshutt machinery, using his favorite tool—the crescent wrench! He was a cattle and grain farmer, carpenter in which he built an addition to the old school house that became our beautiful home. He built mom her wonderful kitchen cupboards which she loved very much. He was a very talented man whom was self-taught.

Mom (I’m sure) was part owner of Heinz Ketchup! He loved his ketchup. He had a favorite black horse and a baby sheep, which would follow him endlessly. One of his favorite
adventures was when he and mom travelled to Rocky Mountain House to visit his son’s family.

Dad was a very loving, quiet, and proud man of what he accomplished. Even in his
forgetfulness; the one thing he remembered were his prayers. During the evenings dad would join mom and pray his favorite prayer Our father and Devine Mercy.

Dad will always be remembered by his laugh, the twinkle in his eye, his gentleness, kindness and great sense of humour.

Art is survived by his loving wife Lucille of 55 years, his children; daughter; Bernadine (Mark) Larocque, grandchildren: Justin (Cheryl) great grandchild; Deacon, Tyson (Bobbie) and Brayden, son; Glenn (Bonnie), grandchildren; Riley (Amber), Jordan (Victoria), son; Archie (Kyla) grandchildren; Jelena (Travis) and Jenna (Andrew), son; Lorne (Cindy), grandchildren; Zachry and Mackenzie, daughter; Loretta (Ed), Bryksa grandchildren; Nathan, Colby and Jaraden, son; Kevin (Angie), grandchildren Dawson, Brooklyn, and  Addison, his sister Dorothy Bochnuik as well as numerous nieces and nephews

Art is predeceased by his parents; Walter and Mary (Seitz) Eiffert, his sister; Dora Olshewski, brother in law’s Ed Olshewski and Bill Bochnuik, niece Twyla Burback and nephew William Bochnuik.

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  1. Kerry Chernoff says:

    My condolences to the Eiffert family.

  2. Allan, Sherry, Tenielle and Tanya Workman says:

    Loretta, Ed and boys.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and blessings go out to all of you. Please know we are thinking of you during this very sad time. Please extend our sympathy to Mrs. Eiffert and all the family. Hugs

  3. David and Diane Jones says:

    Thinking of your family at this time

  4. Shelima prejola says:

    Condolence to the eiffert family

  5. Russell V Thomas says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Theresa Eng says:

    My heartfelt sympathies are with you during this time of grief. May all the memories help you during this time of sorrow and over the next few years.

  7. Anthony and Bettishia Trach says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  8. Norma Davey & Larry Planedin says:

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  9. Rick Nahnybida says:

    My condolences to the Eiffert Family

  10. Marjorie Bradley says:

    Dear Kyla, may God’s comfort and love surround you as you grieve this special loved on in your life. My deepest sympathies are with you and the family.

  11. Barry and Nadia Reibin says:

    Our sincere condolences to all of your family for the loss of your loved one.

  12. Ron and Marlene Kresowaty & Family says:

    Heartfelt sympathies , prayers and blessings are with you all . Your cherished memories of Gedo will be in your hearts forever . God Bless.

  13. Cec & Holly Huber says:

    Our deepest sympathy Bernie & Mark.
    May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort .

  14. Charlene Lapitsky says:

    Our condolences to the family from the Dolff family

  15. Bob & Sherri Dietz...Joel, Jaelyn, & Denton says:

    Bernie & Mark…& Family,
    Our caring thoughts are with you now as you begin the journey of letting go of a wonderful dad and grandpa and great-grandpa. May you receive much joy and healing from your many memories. We are praying for Blessings of comfort and strength for each of you at this very difficult time.

  16. Kathy Lukey says:

    My condolences to the Eiffert Family

  17. daniel says:

    am so sorry for loss may his soul rest in peace

  18. Marilyn chubey says:

    Lucille&family,sending u all my heartfelt condolences.i enjoyed caring for your husband,father,grandfather while at the nursing home.will miss playing his favorit music & singing along to him. I enjoyed our visits with you & your family.prayers going to u all.love fr Marilyn,Gerald,,Nathan& Josh

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