Emil Herman Kaminski of Swift Current, SK passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 94 years.
Emil was a kind, gentle man who lived his life with passion, a strong work ethic and an unwavering faith in God. Emil was a skilled handyman from his many years of farming in Saskatchewan who was willing to give anything a try.
Emil is survived by his sisters, Emilie Kaminski and Irene Hilderman; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Emil was predeceased by his wife, Ella Kaminski; his parents, Emil & Elizabeth Kaminski; his sisters, Kathleen Haberman and Lorraine Kaminski; and by his brothers, Clarence, Arnold, Alfred, Lorne, Edwin, Roy, and Wilfred.
When Ella passed away in June 2019, it was her desire to be interred with her beloved husband, Emil. In respect for their wishes, Emil & Ella were interred together.
The Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Linda Hall officiating. The Pallbearers were Terry Cooper, Gord Budd, Todd Schultz, Ron Kaiser, Andrew Unger, and Roy Deobald. Special music was provided by Todd Schultz, who played Emil's favourite hymn, "Take My Hand and Lead Me" on the violin. Tributes were given by Terry Cooper and Emilie Kaminski, read by Terry Cooper.
In memory of Emil Kaminski, donations made to the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family.
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
(on a plaque hanging over Emil's bed)
Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace.
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring Thy light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort - than to be comforted.
To understand - than to be understood.
To love - than to be loved.
For it is by giving that one receives.
It is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
101 3 Avenue SE, Swift Current SK S9H 3K3