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Arthur Armond "Art" Mainil

October 13, 1933-November 5, 2011
Arthur Armond "Art" Mainil

Art lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, November 5 at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his parents and one daughter Terry. Art is survived by his wife Maureen of 48 years; three daughters, Kara Cubbon (Colin), Patricia, and Stephanie Sovdi (Shawn), and grandsons, Deagan Sovdi, Leland Sovdi and granddaughter Meadow Sovdi; a brother Jerry Mainil and a sister Valerie Dauphinais. Art was a devout Catholic who said a daily rosary. His roadmap in his life were the Ten Commandments. Any success or good fortune enjoyed in life he gave credit to the "Big Guy". God was his continuous inspiration. Anything that made sense and was the right thing to do, Art was interested and involved. It fit if it had free society, qualities where virtues of honesty, decency, and morals prevailed and ruled. Art had many little reminders such as "freedom isn't free" - you must be prepared to stand up for it every day - you must be prepared to die for it every day, otherwise it will be taken from you. Art fought the good fight - he kept the faith - he made a difference. Prayers were held on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment followed in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to EWTN Canada (Global Catholic Network), PO BOX 157 Station A, Etobicoke, Ont. M9C 4V2 in Art's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. The family of the late Arthur Mainil wish to thank family and friends for their thoughtfulness and kindnesses toward us with your prayers, food, cards, visits and more than we can mention. Thank you to Father Rushka and the Sisters from Martha House for coming to the farm from Regina and sharing Mass. Thank you to Sister Jacqueline and Father Peter for visiting Arthur at home, bringing him Holy Eucharist and giving the Blessing of the Sick. Thank you to Doug Third for leading the prayers on Wednesday night and to Father Peter for celebrating the Funeral Mass on Thursday. To Dustin Hall, the CWL ladies, altar servers, choir, Knights of Columbus and all who made Arthur's passing and funeral easier to bear, a great big thank you! May God bless you all!

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