Maria was born at home in Mendham, SK 88 years ago. She passed away peacefully with the sunshine on her face, in her favorite chair, surrounded by her family in a room filled with love. We envision dad greeting her with open arms as they fast waltzed their way into Heaven together. Mom was loving, quick witted, forgiving, tenacious, strong willed, and she gave the best hugs. She could make a sailor blush and lived her life unfiltered in the best and funniest ways. She had an energy about her that compelled people to confide in her everywhere she went. Her five year old great granddaughter said, "GG was just the best!" And she was. She met dad at a country dance when she was nineteen and together they farmed and raised their girls. She will be remembered for her exceptional curling skills, her love of softball both as a phenomenal shortstop and fan, and her amazing ability to haul grain, leave the field, drive into town, have her hair done, don a kerchief and be back in the field before dad even missed her :). She was mom to every friend we brought home and then she became grams to her grandchildren's friends, and for the past 11 years her great grandchildren were her life. She will be missed so much by so many and her legacy will live on in the example of strength she left us with. Maria is survived by her daughters, Peggy Helfrich, Jo Ann (Bill) Blott, and Debra Lutz; her grandchildren, Avery (Logan) Grant, Bennett Helfrich, Coye (Jaelyn) Helfrich, Josh Blott, and Jory (Becky) Blott; her great grandchildren, Storey, Emree, Lyric, Cohen, Annorah, Mila, Haelyn, Brooklyn, and Jack; her sister, Catherine Besplug; her sisters in law, Gertie Mass, Marlene Lutz, and Kay Hauck; numerous nieces and nephews; and two very special ladies, Kendra Helfrich and Yvonne Bratvold. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Ed and Elizabeth (nee Dietrich) Hauck; her six brothers and their spouses, Bill (Marie), Tony (Vera), Leonard (Millie), Matt (Rose), George (Kay), and Joe; her sister, Betty (Hank) Galecki; her brother-in-law, Bert Besplug; and her son-in-law, Rod Helfrich. A private family Graveside will be held. In lieu of Memorial gifts, the family would greatly appreciate Random Acts of Kindness in honor of our beloved mom/gramma/GG or donations to A.J.‘s Loan Cupboard, P.O. Box 45006, MacKenzie Drug Post Office, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Maria Lutz.