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Colette Guzik

- January 07, 2018

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Marie Jacqueline Colette Guzik (nee Beaudin),

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Colette Guzik on January 7, 2018 at the age of 76. Colette was born on Feb. 16, 1941 to the late Katherine and Babe Beaudin in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted Guzik, and her sister, Louise Pearson. Colette will be fondly remembered by her son, Jan (Orla); daughter, Lara (Aaron); grandson, Nash, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Trained as an RN (Grey Nuns - 1962) she met Ted at the University of Saskatchewan and they married in 1966. Colette and Ted built their home in Clavet, SK where Colette’s green thumb flourished. She doted over her flower beds in the spring and harvested glorious goods from her garden in the summer and fall. Colette was the ultimate host: chopping, cutting, stirring and sampling; her gourmet creations were a staple in her cedar log house that blessed the mouths of many a friend and relative. Colette’s path was to be a giver and she did just that with the deepest compassion, love and care and always in her quiet selfless way. Colette was wise, gracious, and compassionate. Special thanks to the family at Riverbend Crossing in Regina who supported Colette to live her final years with dignity, happiness and love.

Funeral Details

A celebration of Colette’s life will take place at St. Philip Neri Parish on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Parkinson Canada. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home, 306-244-5577.

Condolence Messages

mary humen

Written January 12, 2018 from saskatoon, sk.

Colettes family - A loss of a beautiful soul who we so much loved and admired. Any nursing student or staff nurse who ever had a connection with Colette will be remembering her today.
May she rest in peace and her memory be eternal.
With love,
Mary Humen

Dolores Huyghebaert (nee Devrome)

Written January 12, 2018 from Saskatoon , SK

To Colette's family & Friends my sincere condolences to all of you. Colette was a wonderful wife, mother friend & nursing friend.
Yes she was gracious & compassionate. She always had time for you.
To Lara & Jan I hope the fond memories you have of your Mom will sustain you now & in the years to come.
Rest in Peace my nursing buddy.
Dolores Huyghebaert (Devrome)

Sandra Cocks

Written January 11, 2018 from Calgary, AB

Our condolences, Lara, Jan, and your families.
I had the pleasure of living with Colette, Louise and Bev Robertson for my last year of university in Saskatoon, 1965/66. We shared a two bedroom basement flat. For the first semester, Louise, Bev and I made Campbell's soup. Collette cooked dinners from the Time Life series of international cookbooks. We oohed and aahed and ate. After Christmas, Colette sat us down and informed us that she wasn't cooking another meal for the rest of the school year. Thanks to her example and wonderful tutelage, we learned our way around the kitchen.
Colette and Ted also taught us how not to spend a Saturday night. Ted would probably be over for dinner (he did supply us with lots of meat from the farm); and then Ted and Colette would decide on what they would do for the evening. After two or three hours of increasingly heated discussion, no decision was made and Ted would leave, slamming the door behind him. I guess they got all the arguing out of the way before they were married.
Both were gracious, hospitable people and will be sorely missed. Sandra

Mary Ellen Ward

Written January 11, 2018 from OTTAWA, Ontario

My friend Colette. So many memories, RGNH classmates, Roommates in Saskatoon, Nursing professors at St. Paul's, Dating Ted and Jim, so much fun and so many memories. You were a great wife, mom, sister, and so patient with so much on your plate. Rest in peace my friend.
Mary Ellen and Jim Ward, Ottawa, Ont.

Carol McCrossin (Hanus)

Written January 10, 2018 from Winnipeg , Manitoba

I send my sincere condolences to the family of Colette. I hope there is some comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always and the strength in the companionship of those who share your loss.

We share a history that is memorable. Mr. Dummer, Colette’s Maternal grandfather was lured to Regina, Saskatchewan by my maternal grandfather Karl Molter just before Saskatchewan became a province. As time passed, Kay Dummer and my mother Marie Molter became fast friends. They both married, and in time Collette and I were born. Both mothers worked, and the time spent on the telephone visiting. Colette and her sister Louise, joined by myself, used to set up a Monopoly Game and the game would go on for a couple of days. Unfortunately, you and your brother never had the opportunity to meet our kids. And so ends the story!

Nicole Gantner

Written January 10, 2018 from Saskatoon, Sk

Lara and Jan,
I'm so sorry for you both on the loss of your mother.The few times I met with her I enjoyed our conversations.She was a lovely person.

Carol-Ellen Crozier-Smith nee Cocks

Written January 10, 2018 from Regina, SK

Goodbye Colette. I know you will be happy to join Ted, Auntie Kay & Uncle Babe, and Louise. The Cocks family remembers many good times with you all.
w/love Carol-Ellen

Joan Maroto (nee Gables)

Written January 10, 2018 from Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the death of your mother. I still remember your mother as a vibrant, vivacious, young girl; a star that lit up the night with her lovely spirit. A great nurse, a good friend. Sincerely, Joan Maroto (Gables)

Frank and Colleen Cocks

Written January 09, 2018 from Regina, SK

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom, Colette. She will be truly missed.
Frank (Warren) Colleen and family