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Martin Charles Troesch
June 21, 1930 - January 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">It is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Troesch announce his passing at St Paul&rsquo;s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. <br /><br />Martin was born in Edam SK to parents Jacob and Mary Ann Troesch and was the youngest of 8 children. He grew up on the family farm and after high school he moved out to Vancouver to explore the world. During a visit to Calgary, his friend convinced him to join the army to further their adventures, and in 1950, at age 20, he enlisted with the 2nd Battalion PPCLI bound for Korea. While in Korea, his battalion received a unit citation from the President of the United States for their gallant effort in defending a hill in the Kapyong Valley. After his tour of duty, dad returned home to Edam, and married Noella Godbout in 1953 and began his career as a welder on the Trans Canada pipeline in Alberta and Saskatchewan. With his family in tow, which now included 3 children, he settled in Saskatoon to start work in the Potash mine at Patience Lake. From there he went on to Western Foundation Borings, then later in life worked on the construction of the Rabbit Lake Uranium mill, and finally retired with Cameco, at the now operating mine. Dad was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and in 2005, he recieved the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for his volunteer work with the Legion and his service in Korea. Dad very much enjoyed sports and especially coaching his daughters ball team, and watching all sports on TV. <br /><br />Dad is survived by his loving wife Noella of 62 years, children, Denise (Denis) Bonin, Leo (Deborah) Troesch, and Claudette ( Ryan ) Horachek, 9 grandchildren, 15 great children, brothers Herb Troesch, and Joseph (Ann) Troesch ; and brother-in-law Lionel (Shirley) Godbout, and by numerous nieces and nephews. <br /><br />The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's Hospital for their loving care and compassion they gave to our father during his final months. <br /><br />In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St Paul&rsquo;s Palliative Care Unit, and encourage your MLA of the need of a Hospice in Saskatoon. <br /><br />A Memorial Service will be held Monday February 1, 2016 at 2 pm from Park Funeral Chapel 311 3rd Ave. N. with Rev. Fr. Joe Jacek officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Edam Cemetery at a later date. <br /><br />Arrangements are entrusted to Kenneth J. Scheirich of PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL (306) 244-2103<br /><br /><br /><br /></div>