ARTHUR EDWARD SCHERR – 24 July 1943 – 13 December 2020
Arthur (Art) Edward was born near the town of Allan, Saskatchewan at home on July 24, 1943. His early school years were in Delisle, SK. He attended Teachers College in Saskatoon, SK and graduated in 1962. Art continued his education and in 1968 graduated with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts – Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan. Following this achievement, he earned a post graduate diploma in Educational Administration in 1973 also from University of Saskatchewan.
Art’s career took him across Saskatchewan to Kindersley, Humboldt, Saskatoon, Biggar, Nipawin, Lanigan, Yorkton, Regina, Weyburn, Melville, and Foam Lake. Whether professionally or casually, the people who crossed Art’s path in life led to many lasting friendships from these communities.
Art believed Public Service was a noble profession, working in education in Saskatchewan in all capacities, Teacher, Principal, Supervisory Assistant, Assistant Director of Education, Director of Education, Regional Director of Education, Board of Teacher Services and Certifying Official. Art worked on many school division amalgamations up to 2006 and was also involved with numerous committees within the Education Department. During his career Art was most proud of the 12 years he spent on the Teachers Collective Bargaining Committee as a government representative. While on this team, not a single day of teacher service was lost during his tenure. After Art retired from Education, he served six years on the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Team as an Education member of the Board of Directors.
Art was a man of faith. He was an active member within all the Catholic parishes in which he lived. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Art enjoyed travelling to visit family, spending time with his grandchildren, golfing, curling, playing cards and watching classic films. He was a voracious reader who always had several books on the go at once. He disguised math lessons in teaching his children to play cribbage, none of which could ever beat him. He appreciated a good scotch and watching sports, especially his favourite teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Art was actively involved in politics and relished debating the finer points with anyone willing to listen. If he wasn’t discussing the current political climate, he was immersed in his own learning. His bookshelves were lined with stories that he could reference and re-tell on a moments notice. This led to his fondness of historical events and his children were amazed at his vast knowledge of rare facts and when it came to trivia, they all wanted him on their team.
Art will be missed by his dear wife of 53 years, MaryAnn (Korte), his children Peter (Kelly), Blaise (Leanna), Kathleen (Bryan), Aaron (Siobhan) and Andrew (Juntima); his grandchildren Patrick, Daniel, Zachary, Gracyn, Connor, Brigitta, Alysha and Ethan; his brothers, Daniel (Rose), and Frank (Mavis); his sisters, Monica (Ray), Margaret, and Shirley; his Korte brothers-in-law, Mel (Marie), Dennis (Vyenda), James (Janice), Gerard (Margaret) and Anthony (Linda); sister-in-law, Loretta and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Art was pre-deceased by his parents Valentine and Elizabeth (Boehm) Scherr, in-laws Joseph and Beatrice (Cales) Korte, his brother Charles Scherr, and brothers in-law, Randy Schikosky, Joe Sklar, and Fred Dauk.
Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Donations in memory of Art can be sent to Saskatchewan Special Olympics www.specialolympics.ca/saskatchewan/donate or The Health Foundation, thehealthfoundation.ca/make-a-donation , towards Palliative Care, Yorkton. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Art Scherr Sunday December 13th 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Melville, Province: Saskatchewan