OBITUARY

Andrew Dumba

25 March, 193427 February, 2021

Andrew “Andy” Dumba 1934~2021

Andrew (Andy) Dumba of Weyburn passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the age of 86. Predeceased by his wife, Elaine; parents, Joseph and Maria Dumba; brother, Peter Dumba; brother-in-law, Dan Morse and sisters-in-law, Joan Dumba and Lois Czemeres.

Andy is lovingly remembered by his children, Michelle Tobin of Saskatoon, Kevin (Nadia) Dumba of Calgary, Trevor (Isabel) Dumba of Fernie and Shannon Dumba of Regina; grandchildren, Noah, Sadie, Félix and Zoé; brothers, Con Dumba of Victoria and Gordon (Janice) Dumba of Regina; sisters, Elena Morse and Maria Dumba, both of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Dumba of Dysart, Cathy (Bill) Miller of Regina; and brothers-in-law, Dennis (Susan) Gibson of Ottawa and Alvin Czemeres of Regina as well as numerous nieces and nephews, special cousins and friends.

Andy was born in 1934 on a farm near Dysart, Sask. where he grew up and met his wife-to-be Elaine. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and Teachers College in Moose Jaw and worked in the field of education, positively impacting the lives of many students and clients over the years: teaching high school in Dysart; overseeing trades training with the Southeast Regional College in Weyburn for the majority of his career; and, prior to retiring, serving as an employment counsellor with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Regina.

Andy and Elaine were married in 1962 and moved to Weyburn in 1970 where they raised their four children.

Andy will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his wonderful and mischievous sense of humour. He was an excellent athlete and enjoyed a wide range of sports including baseball and hockey (which he also coached) as well as curling, bowling, skiing and golf. A very resourceful person and a jack-of-all-trades, Andy usually had a project on the go. Whether he was building a golf course on the family farm in his youth, fixing up a dilapidated cabin at White Bear Lake, where the family enjoyed many summers together, or renovating their much-loved home in Weyburn, he enjoyed tackling a challenge. Andy also had a creative side which came through in the stories he made up and wrote for his children and grandchildren. In his later years, he became an avid bridge player. Even as he slowed down over the last few years, Andy remained lively and spirited keeping the staff at Tatagwa View entertained with his jokes and on their toes as he made his way around town on his scooter, rain (snow) or shine. Andy was given exceptional care by the staff at Tatagwa, many of whom treated him like family and to whom his family will be forever grateful.

A Public Visitation was held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Andy will be announced later this year with Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Donations in memory of Andrew Dumba may be made to Parkinson Canada at 316-4211 Yonge St. North York, ON. M2P 2A9.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Public Visitation

    Sunday, 7 March , 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • The Mass of Christian Burial for Andy will be announced later this year with Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Memories

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Jerry & Janie Jordens

13 March 2021

Our Sympathy & Prayers are extended to the Family! Fond memories of your Dad & Mom & teaching each of You! Cherish the memories.🙏🏼

Robert and Karen Satre

11 March 2021

Dear Michelle, Kevin, Trevor, Shannon and families,
“Whatcha doin’, Mr. Dumba?” was our little Amy’s question when she saw your dad out in the backyard. He always gave her a freezie to enjoy while they visited. This is only one of our memories after living next door for many years. We enjoyed the stories he told with that twinkle in his eye!
We are sending our love and sympathy in his passing. 🙏💕

Lucy & Dick Owens

11 March 2021

Dick & I were so saddened and would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with both your Mom & Dad for many years in Weyburn. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Sombach (née Maurer)

6 March 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest condolences to the Dumba family.

Gordie Gherasim

6 March 2021

I was a student of Drew's when in Dysart, and the one thing that I remember was his intensity! He would be writing equations on the blackboard, and talking to us at the same time. His voice would grow more intense, and chunks of chalk would be flying all over the place! When the next teacher came into the classroom and tried to erase the blackboard, you could still see what Drew had written! An awesome man, May His Memory be Eternal!

Jacky Zalopski

6 March 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Andy years ago and have many fond memories of his witty sense of humour.
My sincere condolences to his family.

Joan Coupland

6 March 2021

Andrew was not only my supervisor but also my friend. Though Michael, children and I left Weyburn in '89, we kept in touch over these many years. We will remember your dad with much fondness. Our sincerest condolences Shannon, Michelle, Trevor and Kevin.

Darlene (Stan) Martin

5 March 2021

So sorry to hear Andy passed away. I have a lifetime of memories visiting Uncle Joe and Aunty Mary and the family from a young age to the time I left home. Andy often came to my mom's place with the boys and would love to tease her while she pretended to scold him but would end up laughing. Andy was instrumental in helping me finally understand algebra in high school. On moving to Weyburn we reconnected and when mom came to live with our family after dad passed away, she was always delighted to have Andy nearby. He indeed made her stay with me a lot easier for her. We loved him and enjoyed his company when we could over the last 70+ years!

Alvin Czemeres

5 March 2021

Andrew will be missed.
To Michelle, Kevin, Trevor and Shannon (& families) my prayers are with you all.

Love Uncle Alvin
Regina, SK

Curtis & Kim Czemeres

5 March 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Michelle, Kevin, Trevor, Shannon and your families. We have wonderful memories of Uncle Andrew and the great times we had getting together at the family gatherings over the years. We especially remember his humor and smile.

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