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Alexander Tumbach

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TUMBACH: Alexander Phillip age 87 of Swift Current, SK and formally of Sceptre, SK passed away on July 30, 2022 at Cypress Regional Hospital. The prayer service was held at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, the funeral service was held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church and the interment service was held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from Lancer Cemetery. Officiating the service was Deacon David Hagel, the life tribute was read by Shayne Kesenheimer, The readers were Eileen Hartman and Margaret Monk, and the prayers of the faithful was by Eileen Hartman. The urn bearer was Carol Dyck with honorary pallbearers all those who shared in Alex's life. Alex was born on the family farm near Lemsford on July 27th, 1935. He was the second oldest child of George and Jacobina Tumbach and attended Lemsford school. After grade school, he worked as a ranch hand at both Watson and Minor ranches located in the Sandhills. He and his best friend Sam Tuchscherer, later went to Saskatoon to take a welders course. He travelled all around southern Saskatchewan selling welders for Foreign. He was an excellent mechanic and welder, and eventually opened up his own garage in Lemsford. In 1958, Alex met Mary Hinger at a dance in Lancer. They where married on February 23rd, 1960 in a triple wedding. Married along with the happy couple were Ed and Elizabeth-Ann Tumbach, Regina and Joe Geissler. The three couples spent many anniversaries and road trips together. In the summer of 1963, Alex's parents retired to Leader. Alex and Mary then took over the family farm. He is survived by his wife, Mary of 62 years, and his two daughters: Carol (Terry) Dyck of Swift Current, and Tammy (Shayne) Kesenheimer of Cherry Grove, AB, along with his grandchildren: Chelsea Dyck (fiance Logan Johnson), Johnathon Dyck, Vicky Kesenheimer, and Brian Kesenheimer. Alex is survived by his brother and sisters: Regina Geissler, Betty (Gerald) Slessor, George (Louaine) Tumback. Alex was predeceased by his parents George and Jacobina Tumbach, and his siblings Joey Tumbach, Michael Tumbach, Ed Tumbach, Katherine Tumbach and Mary Bachmeier, and grandchild Brandon-Lee Dyck. He always enjoyed tinkering, fixing and making things in his shop like a small tractor out of old car parts. He even designed and made his own potato planter and digger which is still in use today. The quonset ("the shop") was the social hub of the area. Many cribbage games and parties where held there. No one ever went without a cold one. They even hosted a couple skidoo rallies. Hunting season was especially busy time on the farm. Alex and Mary hosted many hunters from all over Sask, BC, NWT, the United States and England. They where more then hunters, they where part of the family and meant so much to Alex, Mary and the girls. Butchering season also brought a lot of people to the yard. Alex and Sam had their own secret sausage recipe, owing to the fact that they measured with their large hands. The rest of the year his free time was spent fishing in the summer, ice fishing in the winter, hunting in the fall and the rest playing cards and cribbage. Alex loved going to auction sales with his friends. He couldn't turn down a good bargain and would always return with treasures. His favourite bargain find was a 1916 Ford Model T truck. He was active with the Knights of Columbus and was a honorary lifetime member. Every October they made sausage for Lancer's Chokecherry Festival's pancake breakfasts. Alex and Mary enjoyed having their grand children come visit them on the farm, and then later on in Swift Current when they retired from farming in 2009. Alex will be missed dearly. Donation's in Alex's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1910 McIntyre Street Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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Services

Prayer Service
Thursday
August 4, 2022

8:00 PM
Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
1850 Springs Gate
Swift Current, SK S9H 4E1

Funeral Service
Friday
August 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
1850 Springs Gate
Swift Current, SK S9H 4E1

Graveside Service
Saturday
August 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Lancer Cemetery
Township Rd 214
Lancer, SK S0N 1G0

Donations

Canadian Cancer Society
1910 McIntyre Street, Regina SK S4P 2R3

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