Henry John Koob
The death of Henry John Koob, beloved husband, father, and grandfather occurred on June 8, 2021, at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Henry was born in the Lucasville/Meacham area, on November 26, 1931. He was the youngest of five children born to Rudolph and Clara Koob, and he was raised on the family farm. Henry continued farming on the Koob family homestead after his parents’ retirement to the town of Bruno. On July 21, 1959, Henry married Rose Nett of the Wilmont district. They spent many happy years together operating a mixed farm in the Meacham/Viscount area, and later when moving to Saskatoon to retire in 1996. Henry and Rose raised three children together and took part in many community and church endeavors throughout the years. Some of the organizations Henry and Rose were involved in include: the Lucasville and Meacham Community Clubs, the Meacham Curling Club, St. Edward’s Parish Church, and 4-H. Henry also served as a councillor for the RM of Viscount, a member of the St. Alphonse (Viscount) chapter of the Knights of Columbus, as well as serving on the local Co-op and Wheat Pool Boards. Another activity Henry enjoyed was down-hill skiing; he came to love the sport later in life and continued skiing until he was 80 years old. Many long-lasting relationships were fostered with friends and neighbours throughout Henry’s 89 years. Wherever Henry went he was always able to strike up a conversation with anyone he met, and it was not long until he was counted as a friend by a multitude and variety of people. Always the family man, Henry continuously supported, encouraged, and loved his family, and he had a special place in his heart for his eight adoring grandchildren. In Grandpa’s world they could do no wrong! After Rose’s death in 2007, Henry remained in their Saskatoon home on Nemeiben Road, where Henry gained the reputation as being ‘ambassador of the neighbourhood.’ Neighbours and friends from near and far would gravitate to the house, or Henry would meet them for a coffee and a good old chat. In 2010, Henry became ‘lucky in love’ again when he married Dolores Williams. Henry and Dolores were able to spend nearly 11 happy years of marriage together, and they continued to cultivate existing friendships, while creating new ones, especially when moving to Columbian Manor in December of 2014. Henry’s gregarious personality once again thrived in his new environment. In May of 2019, Henry was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, which later progressed into acute Leukemia. He was able to bravely battle against the disease for just over two years. Henry is survived by his wife, Dolores Williams-Koob and his three children and their families: Bruce (Brenda Smith) Koob, and Bruce’s children, Tenielle Koob, Brittney Koob, and Taya Koob, by Marie (Del) Toth and their children, Lindsay Toth, Tanner Toth, and Rylan Toth, and by Denise (Randy) Keehborn, and their children Jordan Keehborn and Devin Keehborn. Also, by Dolores’ children, Alain Theriault and Michel Theriault and their families. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Rose (Nett) Koob, his parents, Rudloph and Clara (Louis) Koob, brothers, Arnold, Alfred and Walter Koob, and his sister, Lucille (Koob) Johnson, as well as by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers from the Saskatoon Cancer Centre (Henry’s girls), and St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care, with special thanks to Dr. Sabry, and Dr. Hey (Dad’s long-time family physician), and all others who took part in Henry’s loving care. You are all special people who have clearly chosen the right profession. Due to Covid-19, a Private Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 with live-streaming available at: www.faithproductions.ca/livestream . In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit, or the Knights of Columbus Charity. Funeral arrangements in care of Ashley Knash – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Henry Koob June 8 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Saskatoon, Province: Saskatchewan