Pius Houk

February 26, 1941 - July 3, 2022

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Service Details

Funeral Service: 
2:00pm – Saturday, July 9, 2022
Christian Fellowship Church,
Lanigan, Saskatchewan

Private Family Interment: 
Esk Cemetery,
Lanigan District, Saskatchewan

Memorial Donations:

Lanigan & District Water Park
c/o Lanigan Town Office
PO Box 280
Lanigan SK S0K 2M0
Phone: 1-306-365-2809
e-transfer: laniganwaterpark@gmail.com

Humboldt District Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care

PO Box 1740
Humboldt SK S0K 2A0
Phone: 1-306-682-4450
Visit: Humboldt & District Hospital Foundation


Pius was born February 26, 1941, to Anthony and Rose Houk (née Werner) in the Luseland area. He attended school at Nipawin, SK, until he left home. In his younger years, he worked at several jobs as a tinsmith, farmhand, equipment operator at Diefenbaker Dam, and as a carpenter in his own carpentry business. He met the love of his life, and wife of 57 years, Elsie Blumers in Esk, SK, while he was working as a farmhand. On November 7, 1964, they were married and began their life together. After trying several locations and career choices, it was clear that farming and carpentry were Pius’ love and calling. They returned to Esk in 1974, with two more in their family, Wendell and Marjorie. Esk became home and a place where they decided to raise their family while Pius farmed for W.A. Wildeman in the summers and used his carpentry skills in the winter months. It wasn’t until 1982, when he found a long time and everlasting friendship with the Wildeman family, working for Myles and Connie and their two sons, Chris, and Todd. When he wanted to relax, Pius enjoyed watching his hockey and baseball, going to Blair’s for coffee with the boys, and checking the crops with Myles. In his later years, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. Pius will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Elsie Houk (née Blumers), his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Wendell (Christine) Houk and family Kien (Heather), Matthew (Jordan), and Kristian, and Marjorie Houk (Ken Schmidt) and family Joelene (Taylor), Willow and Dezek, Kaylyn (Steve) Bartel, Jayden, Samantha, and Daxton; his brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Rose Houk (née Werner), and his parents-in-law August and Mildred Blumers (née Wehner).

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