Sr. Denise Hinz, OSU

September 27, 1941 - September 25, 2021

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Mass of Resurrection: Livestreaming Available
11:00 am – Thursday, September 30, 2021
St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
Humboldt, SK

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Ursuline Cemetery
Bruno, SK

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Denise was born on September 27, 1941, to Andrew and Aloysia (nee Nenzel) Hinz, the 7th girl and the 15th child. She was baptized the next day by Father Jerome Weber. There was a special bond between Father Jerome and Denise since she was his first baptism in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Denise grew up on the farm where work and fun were shared no matter how old or young. Music was part of her growing up. She learned to play the piano and the accordion all by ear and worked to get the right chords. She said she often expressed gratitude to the Lord for leading her to a Community that valued and cultivated good music and the arts. Prayer had a special place in the family. It was morning and evening prayers, Sunday Mass, special feast days and celebrations in Church, the rosary and other devotions that were part of their family life. Denise attended St. James School for her elementary years. After completing Grade 8 she stayed home for a year to help on the farm. Over the years she was able to complete her High School. In her Grade 12 year, the new school was completed so her class was the first graduating class in the new facility. She attended University for one year and worked at St. Ann’s Home for a time. It was at that time that she felt the call to Religious Life. She entered in 1961. At her Investment she received the name Sister Elizabeth. After her First Vows she went back to University and received her Teaching Certificate and a Degree in Arts. Her first teaching assignment was in British Columbia. Upon returning to Bruno she pronounced her Final Vows on May 11, 1969. For several years Sister helped with supervision and other tasks in the Academy before taking a three-year sabbatical for Spiritual Growth. Upon her return she worked in the Library in the Academy. When Sister Rita could no longer continue work on the Alumni Files, Sister Denise took on the task. Her last little update on the files was put on a sticky note! She was involved in many community activities such as working with the children in Merici Centre in Regina, House Superior, caring for the sick and their appointments and many other activities. Many of those works of caring for Sisters needs were continued during her time in Trinity Manor. Sister Denise was a gentle, caring, faithful soul. May she rest in peace. Sister Denise leaves to mourn her Ursuline Community; her three sisters: Anne Recio, Sister Louise Hinz, and Lillian Hinz; sisters- in-law: Janina (David) Campbell, Dolores Hinz, Sylvia Hinz, and Michele Hinz; and by brother-in-law John Teunissen. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Aloysia (nee Nenzel) Hinz; siblings: Albert (Isabel) Hinz, Margaret (Joseph) Saretsky, Marie (Raymond) Hilgers, Fr. Leo Hinz, OSB, Conrad (Lucy) Hinz, Harold Hinz, Joseph Hinz, Wilfred Hinz, Lawrence Hinz (in infancy), Edwin Hinz, Evelyn Hinz, and Agnes (Patrick) Enright; and by her in-laws: Brigitta Hinz, Nancy Hinz, and Joaquin Recio.

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