Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Parish
P.O. Box 26,
Englefeld, SK, S0K 1N0
Cecilia Anna Wacholtz (née Nordick) was born August 31, 1923 on the farm near Englefeld, Saskatchewan, the second child of 13 born to August Sr. and Phyllis Nordick (née Beck). She worked for many local families until her marriage to Edward Wacholtz on July 18, 1950. With Cis (as she was generally known) at 27 and Ed at 30 years of age at the time of their marriage, Ed often said, “We were the last unmarried young people left in Englefeld so we thought we should get married.” They knew how to work together, and in later years, Ed and Cis helped establish the Hog Fest in Englefeld, which has occurred annually for 48 years. Her busy and full household, which she referred to as ‘Grand Central Station’, grew to include eight children and she ran it as ably as a Four-Star General. A great cook, known for her pies, cakes, cinnamon buns, bread and elephant ears, Cis used her baking as a barter system to get repairs done around the house. She was never afraid to say what she needed and how she wanted things done, (as well as who should help and when!). Family was all important to Cis, parents, siblings, husband, children, cousins, nieces and nephews, and beware of hurting any of her chicks! A good listener, Cis also gave the BEST warm and snuggly hugs ever! Her compassionate heart and caring nature led her to be a caregiver to many, always with kindness and selflessness. Her welcoming acceptance of the people she met and hospitable nature that led many friends, old and new, and relatives to her dinner table. She enjoyed hosting family meals until she physically could no longer do so. Young at heart, she never truly felt old. When she turned 95 she commented, ’I guess I am old now.” Cis was a creative and multi-talented woman. She learned how to paint with oils and acrylics, work with ceramics, and she enjoyed sewing, knitting and quilting. Many of her hand-crafted items were given to loved ones on special occasions. Her Roman Catholic faith played a big role in her life and as a charter member of the Holy Guardian Angel CWL, she spent many hours volunteering in service to her beloved league. Both Ed and Cis loved to travel, and visited Japan, China, Cuba, Mexico, Germany, many US states and every Canadian province and territory, enjoying the landscapes, music, language, culture and food. Ed and Cis moved into their home in Englefeld in 1976. In 2013, Cis moved into Sunshine Manor in Watson to be closer to Ed who was a resident at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge. Cis moved into the lodge in 2018 and her quick wit and sense of humour remained with until her last days. Family peace and togetherness and a strong faith in God were the ruling forces in her life. She knew that love was the glue that held the family together. Well done good and faithful servant! We will long remember the laughter we shared with our mom.