In loving memory of Metro “Dick” Gabruck: Dick was born on October 5th, 1929 on the family farm in the Vawn District, Saskatchewan, and the youngest of 8 children. He met Jeanne in 1953 and married July 18th, 1955, and resided in Meota, Saskatchewan. Dad worked as a truck driver, and for Miners Construction. He bought the family farm from his father in 1973 and farmed full time. In 1956, Connie was born and in 1959, twin boys Larry and Terry joined the family. Dick loved fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, gardening and growing the most beautiful roses. He was hardworking and passionate about farming; never complaining about the long hours spent in the fields. He also raised pigs, chickens, and cattle. Dad sold the farm to Terry in 1986. In 1997 he retired to North Battleford, and had a little black dog join the family. Dad named him Buddy. After the passing of Jeanne, he became Dick’s lifelong partner and they were inseparable. Left to cherish Dick’s memory are his children Connie (Craig) Jack and Terry (Jodie) Gabruck; grandchildren Candice Mack (Jamie Becker), Ryan (Janine) Mack, Lance (Kathryn) Mack, Michael Jack, Tara (Mike) Foulds, Amy (Brendon) Read and Geordy (Michaela) Gabruck; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Katie Ilnicki and sister in-law Elsie Gabruch. Dick is predeceased by his wife Jeanne Gabruck and infant son Larry; parents Nick and Mary Gabruck; brothers Michael, John and Bill (Cecile); sisters Annie (Pete) Wawrykowych, Pearl (Joe) Topolnicki and Rosie (Louis) Topolnicki; brother in-law Tony Ilnicki. Funeral services for Dick were held on Saturday, January 28th 2017 from the Chapel of Sallows & McDonald-Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home, North Battleford with Mrs. Joyce Salie officiating. Dick was laid to rest in the City Cemetery of North Battleford, SK. Condolences for the family may be left at www.SallowsandMcDonald.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Martine de Bussac of Sallows & McDonald-Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home.
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