Anne Margaret (Foxcroft) Maduke, age 91, passed away after a brief illness on October 30, 2022.
She is survived by her three children: Shaun (Maduke) Turner, Joe Maduke and Jane Maduke (Ian Beales); grandsons, Christopher (Levay) Turner and Patrick (Alanna) Turner, great-grandson, Leo Turner; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marie (Maduke) Kishchuk and Boris Kishchuk and their children, Natalie, Dan, Barbara, Tom and Paul; and niece, Trisha Maduke.
Anne was predeceased by her parents, Iva and Robert Foxcroft, husband, Boris John Maduke, twin sons, Daniel and David at birth; brother, Donavon Foxcroft, nephew, David Foxcroft, niece, Lorri Foxcroft; sister-in-law, Orysia Maduke and brother-in-law, Bohdan Maduke and nephew, John Maduke.
Anne was born on a wheat farm near Macrorie, Saskatchewan (19-26-8-W3) on August 9, 1931 to Robert and Iva (Thompson) Foxcroft. For high school, she attended a Catholic convent in Moose Jaw as a non-Catholic resident. After high school she attended Normal School and became a teacher.
In 1953, she married Boris John Maduke. With three young children at home, she completed her Bachelor of Education and continued her teaching career as a passionate teacher and later teacher-librarian with the Saskatoon Public School Board.
With like-minded parents, she co-founded the Open School in Saskatoon, a parent-driven alternative elementary school which Joe and Jane attended until they reached high school.
Anne had a magnificent flair for colour and style. She lovingly created patterns and sewed many clothes for herself, her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader who always had several books on the go. She was an active volunteer with the Anglican Church including being the Sunday School superintendent. In later years, she volunteered as a docent at the Mendel Art Gallery and for Grandmothers for Grandmothers.
A service will be held Thursday, November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Crescent, Saskatoon.
Memorial donations can be made to the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (SPSF) or Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan.
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