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Marlene Sachko

February 2, 1949 - October 22, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marlene Sachko of Cando, SK on October 22, 2021 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Marlene is survived by her husband Walter; daughters Stacey (Collin) Hirschfeld of Beaver Creek; Shannon (Sean) Timmons of Calgary; Crystal (Kenzie Bunney) Sachko of Cary, North Carolina; grandchildren Kyle, Megan, Emily, Sophia, Jenna, Dallan, Reid, Madison, and Carson; sisters Emma (Ken) Grylls and Edna Papove; brother Leonard (Marlys) Radchenko. She was predeceased by her parents John and Molly Radchenko, her brothers Jack Radchenko and Ron Radchenko and sister Dianne Walker.
Marlene was born on February 2, 1949 in Biggar, SK. Marlene attended Cando School. She then went to Teacher’s College in Saskatoon and later taught at Cando. Marlene married her lifelong sweetheart Walter Sachko on July 11, 1969. Although Marlene was a teacher by trade, she was a farmer at heart. She was by Walter’s side every step of the way, whether it was helping to fix machinery, haul bales, chase cattle, deliver meals, or check crops. Marlene was an avid gardener, making sure she kept a clean and bountiful garden, often giving extras to family and friends. Marlene was also proud of her family and all their accomplishments. She would never forget a birthday or anniversary. Marlene always had the coffee pot on and a meal to offer company whenever they stopped by. Marlene enjoyed travelling – fond memories were made in Ontario, Nashville, Churchill, North Carolina, Alaska, and Hawaii.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to the doctors and staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, Royal University Hospital, and the Palliative Care Ward at Battleford Union Hospital.
Marlene chose to be cremated; she will be interred at a later date in a small private family gathering.

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