Ada Drobot


It is with sadness that Ada’s familiy announces the passing of Ada Louise Drobot at the Lacombe Care Centre on August 25, 2007 with family at her side.

Ada was predeceased by her loving daughter Grace Sharolyn in 1999, by her parents Teddy and Louisa Rosher, her brothers Dr. Frank Rosher (Edna), Eddie Rosher (Verna), Les Rosher (Isabelle) brother in law Jack Camm, her sisters Grace (Bill), Hilda (John), Anne (Jim), Uncle Fred and special family member Slim Pokrandt.

Ada will always be remembered by her loving husband John, her daughter Corinne Johns-Sawyer (Dave) of Gull Lake, her grandsons Mark Johns (Wendy) of Camrose and Cory Johns (Cherie) of Rimbey, and her two precious great grandchildren Cody and Chelsey Johns of Rimbey. Sisters Gwen and Muriel (Art), her many neices and nephews and special friend Norma.

Ada was born and raised on the home farm near Colonsay, Saskatchewan attending school there and then to Teacher’s College in Saskatoon. Her teaching career began at Limestone Hill – 9 miles south of Zelma receiving no salary in the dusty ‘30’s only her board and room. Ada’s next school was to the Village of Zelma in 1938 at a huge salary of $400 per year. It was here she met her future husband John. Ada became very active in her church, school, homemakers group and community. Married in 1941 they lived in Zelma and moved to Saskatoon for the next 44 years. A highlight of Ada’s teaching career was learning Braille in order to do two special assignments. She was long remembered by many students all her life. Ada was an excellent cook and loved to entertain. Baking was another life hobby that she was able to do right up to her passing. During her 10 years at McClure in Saskatoon she was always going up and down for elevator supplying goodies to other residents; also to the Kiwanis woodworking group for their afternoon lunches.

Ada was a very avid sports fan from her early days and was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan seldom missing a game even when she became ill. She belonged to the Saskatoon Bridge Club developing her lifelong passion for bridge becoming a top duplicate bridge player and also an active Kiwanian. Her church was very important to her and she was a member for 44 years at St. Martin’s in Saskatoon with the Esther U.C.W. group a very important part of her life. She loved to travel and had been to many spots in the world.

Ada moved to Lacombe, Alberta in 2005, to be close to her family, who were very important to her. During her short stay at the Royal Oak Village she continued her hobby for baking and also started an exercise group for seniors.

A celebration of Ada’s life will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 8 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s United Church. A time for remembrance was also held at the Royal Oak meeting room on August 31.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. K. Smit and the dedicated staff at the Lacombe Care Centre for their exceptional care and support of Ada and her family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the U.C.W. Esther Unit at St. Martin’s United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave. S. Saskatoon, Sask. S7J 1M5, or the Lacombe Care Centre for Ada Drobot c/o David Thompson Health Region Foundation, 3942 – 50 A Ave. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6R2 or the charity of your choice.


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