Annette Annie Foster
December 1, 1926 – July 28, 2020
Annette Annie Foster (nee Guenter) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Annette Annie Foster on July 28th, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Annette was born December 1, 1926 in the Osler, SK. area on a dairy farm. She was second of four children. She attended public school in the Osler area and then normal school in Saskatoon. She taught her first year at a one-room school in the Osler area, grades 1 to 10 with 44 students, at the age of 17. She then moved to Speers area and continued her teaching career at the Springbank School. She met her beloved husband Chad Foster there and together they had three children. Once her children were all of school age, she returned to teaching in Speers and taught for two years in Maymont. While teaching she attended classes at the U. of S. earning a bachelor of Education Degree. She was a very dedicated teacher and was devoted to her students. Annette worked with her husband on the farm and had a passion for gardening. They moved to Saskatoon in 1990. Her years in Saskatoon were spent gardening in the summer and doing needlepoint art in the winter. She grew the most beautiful flower gardens. In 2017, she moved to Hafford to be closer to her children and she loved the peace and quiet, more than anything Annette was a loving and caring wife and mother. Her family brought her the greatest joy. She will be forever loved. Annette was predeceased by her parents John & Anna Guenter; her husband Chad Foster; her eldest and loving son Hugh; sister Erna Brown and brother John Guenter; brother and sister-in-law; Charles (Pat) Foster; her parents-in-law Robert (Marie) Foster. Annette is survived by her two children and best friends, Donna Foster and Terry Foster; grandchildren Chad & Caitlin Foster; her dear brother Ted Guenter, nieces, nephews, many former students and friends. A Service in her honour will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, 345-3rd Avenue South #1, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 1M6. Sallows & McDonald – Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home, Wally Markewich in care of arrangements. 306-445-2418. Condolences can be left at www.sallowsandmcdonald.com.
No Formal Service Will Be Held at this time.
Annette Annie Foster
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R GORDON MOORE
August 5, 2020
it has always been a pleasure to be your closest neighbour and to be the teacher of all my children we will all miss you dearly . our prayers go out to all the family and we will all remain vigulent neighbours
August 5, 2020
I read a saying once that said “grief only exists where love lived first”. My condolences to Terry, Donna, my Chad and Caitlin, and all Annette’s family and friends who will grieve her loss. Annette was loved.
I remember witnessing the love that Annette shared:
-to her students she expected the best because she believed in them. Her workday was not over at 3:30, she put in just as much work as she expected from her students and teachers.
- to people on the street. Years later I met a former waitress at the Dragon Palace restaurant, Iona, and she mentioned how Chad and Annette made her Saturday when they arrived for their weekly dinner date.
- sharing ice cream with Smokie, their beloved pet
- in her breathtaking gardening skills over the years, I learned so much from her. I’m still blown away over the success she had with her orchids, cascading with bloom upon bloom. I swear she loved them into submission.
- her harvest and holiday meals prepared with loving hands, my favourite, her wickedly delicious blueberry cheesecake.
-Annette was always patient, kind and calm, a gentle soul. I enjoyed our visits over a beer or two over the years after she moved off the farm.
-how she unconditionally loved and cared for her children and family, no exceptions.
-Most of all remember I the first time she held her grandchildren so tenderly. How she spoiled them at Christmas and birthdays. How proud she was of their accomplishments and successes. I can still hear her laugh at their goofy antics.
I was blessed to know you Annette. Rest in Peace. You will be remembered fondly.
August 3, 2020
Mrs. Foster was my teacher and principal in Speers school. I remember her as an energetic and enthusiastic woman who inspired myself and others to pursue excellence in all endeavours, something she, herself, exemplified well. This was undoubtedly the reason for her success in teaching. Mrs. Foster also emphasized doing things beautifully...I remember her requiring us to pass in our papers with beautifully illustrated title pages and covers...something she also demonstrated in her yard and hand crafted work.
I have a memory of going trick or treating to Mrs. Foster’s house in October and having to “sing” for treats.
Many condolences to Donna, Terry and families. I will always remember your mom’s influence on my life. The picture of her is beautiful. Her big smile, rosy cheeks, and cheerful demeanour is how I well remember her as a child.
August 2, 2020
such a wonderful neighbor for 25 years. We shared so many wonderful hours visiting and doing things together.
Thank you my dear friend. Rest in peace.
Condolences to the family.