The family of Harold (Hal) Liick are saddened to announce his passing in Saskatoon Feb. 25th after a long struggle with cancer. The following was written by Hal several years ago and stored on his computer:

Hal was born in a homesteaders log house March 18,1941 near Belbutte Saskatchewan. Out of necessity of their unexpected early birth, Hal and his twin brother were delivered by their father.

Early education was at Stoke School, a mile and a half walk from home. In Grade 7 the walk became four and a half miles to Belbutte as the country school closed. After graduation Hal worked as an orderly at a hospital in Prince Albert before attending University of Saskatchewan and earning a B.A. and B.Ed.He taught school in Eastend,Sask. and in Swift Current for a total of 29 years. His entire career was in High school English.

In 1967 he married the love of his life, Sharon, whom he met in the emergency department where they were both working. In the subsequent years they had three sons; Warren, Jason and Kelsey who were the pride of Hal's life.

Hal is predeceased by his parents, his eldest brother Arthur, his sister Erna and her husband John, his sister in law Christa, his twin brother Alvin and his wife Sylvia, his parents in-law and his step-father. He is survived by his wife of 56 1/2 years, Sharon, his sons Warren (Sharon), Hayden and Liam, of Saskatoon, Jason of Ottawa and Kelsey of Calgary, and two brothers, Oswald of Abbotsford, BC and Luther (Margaret) of Creston BC. and sister in law Velma of North Battleford. He is also remembered by nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Imperfect as Hal was, his faith in Christ Jesus was central to who he was. Membership of Trailview Alliance Church in Swift Current and in Gideon's gave opportunity for volunteer service for many years. He and Sharon especially enjoyed nine years of winter volunteering after retirement with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Arizona with Hal working in their stamp ministry. He also enjoyed reading, wood work, stamp collecting, crossword puzzles and cooking.

The trips Hal and Sharon took seeing North America from coast to coast and Alaska to Mexico were the stuff memories are made of. Two cruises with friends were great experiences. Life was an adventure waiting to be enjoyed.  A

 A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10th at Mourning Glory Acadia McKague’s Funeral Chapel, 915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon.

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