Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Bethune & Disley, Saskatchewan
- Mabel (nee Davies) Gibson Ackerman passed away peacefully on July 2, 2011 at Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar SK. Mabel was born May 14, 1919 south of Abernathy. She married Robert Gibson September 1939; they had a son, Ronald. In 1966 Mabel married Max Ackerman, forming a blended family of seven children: Ron, Jose, Henry, Wilfred (deceased), Kathleen, Rose (deceased), and Steve. They lived at Bethune, until Mabel moved to Shalom, Cupar. She is survived by her children, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, greatgreatgrandchildren. A service will be held on July 7, 2011, at the United Church in Cupar, SK at 2:00 PM. Interment Cupar Cemetery.
- Stephen Daniel. Steve, late of Regina, SK, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by his father Maxmillion Ackerman, mother Matilda Ackerman and stepmother Mabel Ackerman; brothers, Wilfred Ackerman and Albert Ackerman; sister Rose Sharpe; brothers-in-law, Ken Sharpe and Walter Ermel. Steve is survived by sisters, Jose Ermel of Bethune, SK and Kathleen Ens of Vancouver, BC; brother Henry (Cathy) Ackerman of Richmond, BC; daughters, Melanie (Rich) Ackerman of Indian Head, SK., Jeanelle (Stu) George of Calgary, AB and Stephanie (Chris) Ackerman of Regina, SK; six grandchildren Damen, Trinity, Alan, Trent, Brooklyn and Kaia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews. Steve grew up in Bethune and later moved to Regina where he worked for Canada Post and was a committed member of the Army and Navy Veterans Club. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, 425 Broad Street North, Regina on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
- Wilbert Thomas Leo. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dad, grandpa, and husband, Wilbert Thomas Leo Ackerman. Wilbert was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September. He died in his sleep early Sunday morning, December 3, 2006. Wilbert was born on April 14, 1941 on his parents' farm at Bethune, north of Regina. He moved to Regina when he was 18, where he met the love of his life, Marian Seufert, at a dance. They were wed on October 27, 1962. Shelley was the first to be born, almost a year later, followed by Sandra, then Shawn, then Stacey, and then Shannon. Wilbert and Marian and their children lived in Regina until 1982, when they moved out to a small farm near Weyburn, Wilbert continued to work as a carpenter, building and renovating homes. Shelley moved away to BC to attend college, followed by Shawn and then Stacey. Wilbert and Marian decided to follow their kids and sold their farm and moved to Trail in 1991. They bought a house in West Trail, BC where they could garden to their hearts' contents. Wilbert was an integral part of the communities he lived in. He was always recognized immediately when he'd stroll in with his cowboy hat and boots, and a big smile and friendly words for anyone who would listen. In Trail, he coached the Special Olympics bowling team, square danced, and was very involved in the local council of the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed greatly - those cowboy boots will be very hard to fill. He leaves behind his eight grandchildren: Christopher, Thomas, Emily, Sarah, Madelaine, Clare, Olivia and Nicolas. The funeral was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Trail, BC, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 8.
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- Jessie (nee Blakely). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jessie Bailey, aged 97 years of Moose Jaw, Sask. Jessie passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at Providence Place in Moose Jaw. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home (268 Mulberry Lane). Pastor Marvin Seaborg will officiate and interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Jessie was born in Bethune, SK. on December 28th, 1914, where she received her education. She graduated from Normal School in Regina and taught at Bethune and Bridgeford. Jessie married Truman Bailey on July 22nd, 1940 and together they farmed at Tugaske until 1973 when they purchased the farm north of Moose Jaw. She has resided in Moose Jaw until her passing. Jessie was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Margaret Blakley; brothers: Floyd, Thomas Achen (T.A), Baler, Gillis, Grant, Alvin; and her sisters Florence and Lodica. Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 72 years Truman; daughters Shelley (Kelly) Anaka, Dora Lynn (Stu) Millard; son Frank (Goldie) Bailey; grandchildren Kristen (Ryan) Englot, Tigra and Logan Bailey, Krista (Scott) Dedrick, Brett (Sherece) Millard; great- grandchildren Grace and Lily Dedrick, Jacob and Jack Millard; sister Alice Dunkeld; as well as sister in law Irene Snetsinger. For those so wishing, memorial donations may be made in Jessie's name to a Charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Sanderson, Dr. Luhning, Home Care and Donna's Compassionate Care for their care over the years.
- Ellis Robert "Bob". It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and brother. On Tuesday, December 20, 2005 Ellis Robert went home to God at the age of 82 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Helen; son, Gary (Loni) Barss (Dan and Kale); daughter, Mary (Lyle) Weisbrod; adopted family, Betty, Tyler and Jade Murdoch; brothers and sisters, Peg Stoyand (Seb Zerr), Dave (Betty) Barss, Betty Roney, Doug (Alice) Barss, Don (Donna) Barss, Jean (Chuck) Schoffer also numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Ellis and Mary Barss; mother and father-inlaw, Jack and Willa Archer; brothers-inlaw, Louis Stoyand , James Roney, Pete Zabalotney, Fred Archer, Fred Lee; sisterin-law, Florence Zabalotney. Memorial Service will be held in Bethune Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2005 with Darrell Reine officiating.
- Frances (nee Ames) passed away on June 1, 2005 with her family at her side. Frances is predeceased by her parents Pearl and Cleverton and brother Jack (Lucille). Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Jack of 45 years; daughter Wanda (Brent) Henry and their daughter Brogan; son Lyle (Cristina) and their sons Jack and Nicholas; sister Maxine Oliver (the late Benjamin); brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, special friend Lill Darling and grandpuppy Maxy. Frances loved her family and friends. She found joy in taking an active role in the many interests she and Jack shared. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at the Disley Cemetery, Disley, SK with the reception to be held at the Disley Town Hall.
- Elsie Martha (nee Seidler), passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2001 at the age of 91, at Kennedy Manor, Regina. Elsie was born and raised on the Seidler farm in the Disley area. She met Hubert Beatty at a dance at Ayr School and they were married on January 8, 1935. Elsie will always be remembered for the love and care for her family and her community and the great enjoyment of gardening and the outdoors and for her passion of curling. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Elsie leaves to cherish her memory, her grandchildren: Dean (Tracy) of Regina, Garth (Sheri) of Regina, Wanda (Burke) of Fort St. John, B.C, Cheryl of Calgary, Brent of Calgary and Kristine (fiance« Tony) of Calgary; great grandchildren: Richard, James, Emilee, Donavon, Sarah, Jayden and Marissa; brothers: Fred, Max, Carl (Blanche) and Alfred; sisters-in-law Katherine Seidler and Clara Beatty; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie is predeceased by her husband Hubert on May 12, 1999; her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Mildred; her son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Marge; parents Max and Martha Seidler; brothers and sisters: Mary (Pete) Gehl, Olga (George) Russell, Gus, Clara, Martha and Art; sisters-in-law Helen and Madeline; and brother-in-law Clifford Beatty. At Elsie's request, no funeral services will be held. Her wish was for cremation and to return to the farm and outdoors that she loved.
- Ada Mae (nee Curtis) was born in the Bethune District on April 8, 1918, and she passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Regina, at age 91. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Black in June 1984, as well as twelve siblings. She is survived by her son, Ken (Debra George) and daughter Bobbi (Rick Bates); and five grandchildren: Lauren Black, Erin Black, Colin Black, Madeline Bates, and Kira Bates, all of Regina. Ada is also survived by her sister-in-law Annie Curtis of Bethune; brother-in-law Lloyd Thistlewaite of Swift Current; and many nieces and nephews. Ada greatly enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, friends and extended family. She was a gifted piano player who enjoyed playing for her friends at many household gatherings. An ardent Riders fan, a great maker of pies and a wonderful friend to all, Ada will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Avenue with Pastor Jeff Tank officiating.
- Barbara Doris (nee Demorest), late of Regina, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her husband, Andrew Hunter; grandson, Cole Black; parents, Katherine and Melzar Demorest; one sister; and six brothers, Doris is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Dwayne) Johnson of Regina; son, Patrick (Trixie) Black of Weyburn; grandchildren, Gillian and Daniel Johnson and Baylee and Hayden Black; sisters, Bernice (Emil) Rutski, Fauquier, BC, Bessie (Joe) Butel, Southey, SK; brother, Perry (Madge) Demorest, Santa Clara, CA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was born on the family farm at Southey on November 3, 1928. She married Hunter in 1946. They later farmed in the Disley area. Doris moved to Regina in 1993 and spent many wonderful times with her grandchildren and friends. Prayers will be held on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, 420 College Avenue with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Earl, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 93 years on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Earl was born at Bethune, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Emma and Achan Blakely; his beloved first wife, Marjory; sister Sylvia (Tom) Walker; son Doug and son-in-law Bob Rupka. He is survived by his cherished wife Betty; daughter Heather (Bill) Pankratz; brother Murray (Amber) Blakely; daughter-in-law Sandra Blakely, grandchildren Julie (D'Arcy) Letourneau, (great-grandchildren Mikaela, Nevaeh and Lucien), Lori (Chad) Holt (great-grandchildren Ashley, Eric, Chloe and Tyler), Cameron Blakely (Shauna) and Curtis Blakely; five nephews; and step-daughters, Pat Kelln, Sharon (Lorne) Dunsmore, Rhonda (Dale) Ulmer and Debbie (Mel) Wolf, and their families. Earl was an air frame mechanic with the RCAF, stationed at Paulson, Manitoba for four years during WWII. His working life after the war was varied; from farm hand to short-order cook to town cop, settling on the career of mail carrier in Regina in 1954. He loved his work and made friends with many of his customers from different routes. In May of 1960, while on his round he pulled two children from their burning house; a third child, a baby in a crib, was removed by a fireman. In October of 1966 again while walking his route he came upon another home on fire. That time he helped a mother and two children escape to safety. For his heroic action local Union #30 of the Letter Carriers' Union of Canada presented him with a gold medal letter carrier crest, which he highly valued. It was estimated that he walked 375,000 miles and carried a weight load of 65 tons over the years. Earl was an Odd Fellow for 50 years (and insisted he'd be odd right to the end!). During those 50 years he was twice District 12 Past Grand Master. He had been a resident at Veterans Ward 3-6, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, since November of 2010. Caregivers, support staff, recreation workers, physiotherapists and volunteers provided a wonderful sense of family and community, and we are deeply appreciative of the care he received at the hands of Dr. Van Heerden, nursing staff, Chaplin Jan, music therapists Amanda and Tyne, among others. Your tenderness provided an intimate and caring atmosphere in those final days. At Earl's instruction, cremation will follow and no funeral will be held. Interment will take place in Bethune Cemetery on Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Carla Blakley officiating followed by a private family dinner.
- Elva Myrtle. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Elva at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband Alvin Blakley (1992), son-in-law Harold Neiszner (2006), and grandson Jerry Seymour (2010). Elva is survived by her children Joan Neiszner, Gayle Seymour, Barry Blakley, Dorothea Fletcher and their families. Joan Neiszner, Weyburn • Cathy-Jo (Leo) Peters, Lethbridge, AB - Steven Peters, Montreal, QC - Allen Peters, Lausanne, Switzerland • Stuart (Wendy) Neiszner, Weyburn - Jennifer (Greg) Neiszner-Wilson, Estevan - Amanda (Derrek) Neiszner-Dezall, Weyburn • Gloria Nelson (Brent Chambers), Lethbridge, AB - Blake Nelson and Claire Chambers, Gayle Seymour, Dundas, ON • Jim Seymour, Whistler, BC, Kelsey Seymour, Calgary, AB (Jerry Seymour’s daughter) • Holly (Bob) Pilz, Barrie, ON - Joshua, Zachary & Wyatt Pilz, Barry Blakley, Weyburn • Gary (Mavis) Blakley, Halbrite - Arron (Sid) Chicoine, Storthoaks • Brooklyn, Layne, Kyler and Sayjen Chicoine • Curt Blakley, Lethbridge, AB - Paige Blakley (Cody Marshall) Claresholm, AB • Liam Marshall - Chad Blakley, Lethbridge, AB) • Brad (Joanne) Blakley, Cochrane, AB, Dorothea (Bill) Fletcher, White Bear Lake • Nancy (Jeff) Molder - Joel and Zoe Molder • Chad (Pam) Fletcher - Emma and Ava Fletcher. Mom was born in Pilot Butte, grew up and went to school in Bethune. Mom married Alvin Blakley and was a true homemaker. She was always there with a hot lunch at noon and waiting when everyone came home. Mom made all of her children’s clothing when we were young, as well as sewing for the figure skating club and volunteering for the war effort during WWII. Mom and Dad were avid sports fans, watching local curling, hockey and baseball and had season tickets to the Roughrider games for many years. Mom was an avid card player and also enjoyed fishing trips, picnics and wiener roasts with family. In later years, Mom took up crocheting and quilting, making many blankets for her grandchildren and Blankets for Canada. Bingo at Wheatland Seniors’ Centre was one of Mom’s favourite activities in recent years. Mom was very happy to have stayed in her own home until 96. In accordance with Mom’s wishes, cremation has occurred and there will be no funeral service. At a later date, Mom will be placed beside Dad in the Bethune Cemetery.
- Hazel Annie (nee Cooper), age 87 years, went to her Heavenly home, Sunday, April 9, 2006. Predeceased by her parents Chester and Olive Cooper; two brothers Ellwood (Margaret), and Clifford Cooper; sister Alice Braumberger. Hazel is survived by one sister-in-law Gwen Cooper; brother-in-law Ernie Braumberger; two cousins Annie Dodds and Mary Glass; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held in Bethune Community Hall on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Darrell Reine officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.
- Evelyn (nee Broome) of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the age of 79 years. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Alliance Church, Thatcher Drive and 9th N.W. Rev. Keith Gonyou will officiate. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents James and Mary Broome; her brother James, sister Violet; brother-in-law John; brother Francis; and sister-in-law Vi. She is survived by her loving husband Wesley; their children, son Thomas (Glenda) and their children Myles (Rhea), Lisa (Jason) Vavra, and Bradley; daughter Cory (Malcolm) Bains and their children Stacey (John) LeKivetz and Alicia; son Leslie, Stephanie Bourne and Michael Bourne; son Roy (Denise), Jade and Tyson; three great-grandchildren Calista Bokinac, Montana and Jessie LeKivetz. She is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Evelyn was born on June 12, 1929 on the family farm in the Bethune District. She was raised on the farm and at the age of 20 married her life long partner Wesley Bokinac. Together they raised four children at their home in Bethune.
- Ron. It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron Boos of Bethune, SK on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at Usherville, SK. He was predeceased by his father, Alex and his brother, Gary. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Brenda , son, Jeff (Nicole); mother, Kay; brother, Glen (Lynette); sister-in-law, Linda; nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and Brendaís family. Ron enjoyed all things mechanical; he took great pleasure in his garden and loved his cabin in the woods at Usherville. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Bethune Cemetery. A Time of Fellowship for Friends and Family will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK.
- Archie (November 14, 1928 - August 16, 2012). Archie Bradley passed away peacefully on August 16, 2012 at the age of 83 years. He was born in Kedleston, SK and married Silvia on July 20, 1957. Archie was predeceased by his parents and 3 sisters. Archie is survived by his wife, Silvia; his children, Pat, Randy (Donna), and Cindy (Rick); 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. Archie touched the hearts of many people and will be remembered for his gentle, loving and compassionate personality. A Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with a reception to follow.
- Silvia (nee Procktor) September 19, 1932 – October 28, 2014. Silvia passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014 at the age of 82 years with her family at her side. Silvia was predeceased by her husband of 55 years Archie; her parents; one sister and one brother. She is survived by her children Pat (Jamie), Randy (Donna) and Cindy (Rick); seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Silvia loved life to the fullest and will be missed by all. The family would like to thank Dr. E. Cameron for her compassionate care of mom. Mom is now a pixie looking down on her from above. The family would also like to thank Remy and all the staff at the Cherished Heart Carehome. They cared for mom like their own mother. A Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November, 3, 2014 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK. with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating.
- Gwendolyn Mary (nee Campbell). On Sunday, December 19, 2010, Gwendolyn Mary Brierley of Grenfell, SK passed away at Country Lane Care Home in Pilot Butte at the age of 90 years. She was born at Bethune, SK, the eldest of five children of the late Donald and Eva Campbell. She was predeceased by husband Lionel, daughter Carman Fehler, sister Betty Olynik, and brother Ken Campbell. Gwen is survived by son Don (Marlene) Brierley; sonin-law Rick Fehler (Debie Clermont); grandchildren Lincoln Brierley (Christine Loar), Doug Fehler, Sonya Fehler, Renatta (Todd) Fry; great-grandchildren Quaid and Corbin Fehler; Grady, Rogan, Turner and Zaya Fry; brothers John (Pearl) Campbell and Donald (Kay) Campbell; sister-in-law Grace Campbell; many nieces and nephews and members of Lionel's family. After years of teaching in the rural Saskatchewan town of Grenfell, her many contributions to the community at large led to the honour of being awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (Volunteer Medal) in 2001 and the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan in 2006. She will be deeply missed by her family and all those to whom she left a legacy of selflessness and caring for others. A memorial service will be held in Grenfell United Church on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
- Charles Howard Brown, of Moose Jaw and formerly of Regina, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Sunday, October 24th, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. Charles was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan on December 5th, 1916. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Vida Brown, Verna, his loving wife of 38 years, brother Lloyd, and infant grandson Ian. Charles is survived by his daughter, Audrey (Jack) MacDonald of Black Falds, AB; son, Gordon (Gail) of Melville, SK; son, Ken (Sharon) of Regina, SK; daughter, Arlene (Grant) Nicklin of Prince Albert, SK; brother, Elgan (Jennie) of Hope, BC; and sister, Doreen Bently of Moose Jaw. Charles also leaves to mourn his very special friend, Marie Richardson of Moose Jaw as well as thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Charles served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. After serving his country, he was employed with the Dept. of National Defence in Regina, and later C.F.B. Moose Jaw until he retired after 33 years of service. He offered his service to many organizations including president of Haultain Home and School, Scout leader, Air Cadet Instructor, Corps de Commissionaire, and member of the Chalmers United Church Board. He did all of this while helping Verna raise their four children and numerous foster children. Upon moving to Moose Jaw in 1963, he continued his volunteer work which included the development of the Timothy Eaton Centre, XYZ Club, volunteer driver for 20 years, choir member at St. Andrew's United Church, and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 59, and ANAVETS Moose Jaw. Charles especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Charles embraced life with vigour, and his kindness and fairness will live with all who knew him. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, October 29th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Moose Jaw with Rev. Peter Calhoun officiating. Legion rites will be conducted by Stan Skrill of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 59. A private family burial will be held at Memorial Gardens in Regina. There will be public visitation for family and friends on Thursday, October 28th, 2004 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel.
- John Buckingham of Bethune, SK passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the age of 86 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Bette (Kozak) and their five children, Bruce (Yvonne), Gordon (Lori), Cathy (Steven), Beverly (Allan) and Brett (Tracy); six grandsons, Jason, Matthew, Braden, David, Mitchell and Michael; four granddaughters, Kelly, Jodi, Livia, Reese; and two great-grandchildren, Riley and Taylor. John was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by two sisters in Saskatchewan and is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and many life-long friends. John grew up in Yellow Grass where he met and married Bette. They relocated a number of times and finally settled in Bethune with John serving as General Manager of the Co-op store and service station for more than 20 years. He was a man of many self-taught skills and a strong community supporter. He was a long-term member of the 50+Club, loved wood working and playing the harmonica, and was especially fond of family get-togethers and camping trips. John and Bette relocated to Winnipeg in 2009 to the Dakota House seniors housing facility. As always, John (and Bette) immediately made new friends and became well known members of their new community. There will be a Memorial Service held at Dakota House, 1145 Dakota Street, Winnipeg on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service at Bethune Town Hall on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
- Hazel (nee Fishley) Burgess of Oshawa, ON, passed away on June 28, 2013 at the age of 90. She is survived by her son Doug and wife Monique, grandchildren Katrina, Damien, Robin, Sue Linda and great-grandchild Alexandria. She is predeceased by her husband Lawrence, parents Fred and Jessie Fishley of Bethune, Sask., brothers John, Freddie, Gillis, Bruce, sisters Jessie and Pearl. Also, brothers-in-law Bill Klatt and Roy Trumbley, sisters-in-law Bessie Fishley and Diana Fishley. Hazel is survived by sisters, Ruby Klatt, Wilma Trumbley, Reta (Jim) Kennedy, Helen Kufley, as well as brothers Stuart (Rose) and Blake, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service to be held Tuesday, July 2, at 1:30 pm at Armstrong Funeral Home, King St E, Oshawa, ON.
- William "Bill" Richard. Bill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 74 years. He was born in Regina on December 12, 1935 and lived his early years in Disley, SK until the family moved to Regina in the fall of 1946. Bill enjoyed growing up in the Rosemont neighbourhood and his days were filled with playing hockey and other sports with his friends. He spent his adult years working of CN, Moore's Taxi and was most fulfilled while selling aerial photography to farmers all across Saskatchewan for Heenan Photography. He loved rural Saskatchewan and enjoyed all the little communities along its many roads, especially the grain elevators. Ever the salesman, an added bonus was meeting all the special people along his travels. Bill will be lovingly remembered by Ruby, his loving wife of 53 years; children, Brian (Amanda) Burlock, Caron (Roy) Dueck and Darrin (Patti) Burlock; grandchildren, Lynette, Megan, Caleb and Cailin; brother, Aubrey (Judy) Burlock; sister, Ruth Fahselt, along with numerous nieces, nephews and his coffee friends. A Private Family Service will be held. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Govendor and the wonderful nursing care given by the angels at RGH 5A and Pasqua Hospital 4A.
- Mary Elizabeth (nee Fishley) was born June 20, 1911 and passed away the morning of Friday, April 6, 2007 quietly with her family at her bedside. Predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Fishley, her husband Bill Burnett and her daughter Patsy Wasyliw. Mary is survived by her two daughters Marilyn (Jim) Oliver and Lynne (Grant) Stewart, and her two grandchildren Mark and Laura Stewart. Mary and Bill farmed at Bethune. After Bill passed away in 1961, Mary and her three daughters moved to Regina. Mary worked at Home Electric Bakery and later with home care for the Family Services Bureau. She worked for them well into her 70's. Mary was proud of her children and particularly proud of her grandchildren. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 10:00 am. The family would like to thank Dr. Abdulhadi and the General Hospital Renal Clinic, Dr. Rasmussen and especially the staff of Elmview Extendicare for the wonderful care provided to Mary.
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- William. Bill was born in Bethune, Sk August 5, 1923 and passed away February 9, 2001 in Regina. Bill is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. A celebration of Bill Carsons life will be held at the Church of Christ Fireside room 1825 Rothwell St. Regina at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2001 with Ray McMillian officiating. Interment will follow at Bethune Cemetery.
- Isabel (nee Medley) was born September 20, 1920 and passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 26, 2011. Born and raised in Bethune, Sask, Isabel is survived by her daughter Frances Garbutt, two grandsons, Wayne Garbutt (close family friend Robin Douglas), Keith (Brenda) Garbutt, two great grandsons Tanner Garbutt and Cody (Jennifer) Garbutt and great, great grandson Hunter Garbutt. Also survived by one sister-in-law Irene Medley and numerous nieces and nephews & members of the Carson family. Isabel is pre-deceased by her first husband Quintin Campbell and second husband Gordon Carson, son-in-law Herb Garbutt, parents William & Frances Medley, sisters Mary (Herb) Hannant, Stella (Jim) Fenwick, Martha (Gordon) Carson, Clara (Del) Smith, Madalene (Bill) Atkinson, Effie (Clem) Gingrich, brothers William/Bill Medley, Ross (Pat) Medley, brother-in-law Peter Campbell and sister-in-law Mabel Campbell. Isabel spent many years on the farm. She spent most of her life in the Bethune area. She moved to Regina for 4 years but soon returned home. Isabel was active in the Bethune United Church UCW and a member of the Bethune 50+Club. She enjoyed knitting and baking. Most important in her life was her family. To her they were the greatest gift. The family would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to Dr. Clein, Ross Larden, the staff at Pasqua Palliative Care and staff at Wascana Grace Hospice for the amazing care and compassion extended to Isabel and our family.
- Mary (nee Banda), our Granny, passed away quietly on November 27, 2005 at the age of 89 years. Mary is predeceased by her husband, George Cojocar (1984), and her brother Tom Banda. Mary is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter Geana (George) Berar, and three grandchildren Shauna (Doug) Coons, Stephanie and Jonathan Coons, Luanne (Mark) Frederick, Ashley, Shaya, Nathan and Tessa Frederick, and Darren (Wendy) Berar, Rebecca Berar, brothers Wesley (Marion) and George (Kae) Banda and sisters Eva Stefan, Rose Hayko, Jean Paradon, Freda Avram and Victoria (Ernie) Papp and sister-in-law, Mary Banda. Mary was born February 26, 1916 at Disley, SK and grew up on a farm near Kayville, SK. She and George were married on February 14, 1934. They farmed north of Kayville and had one daughter, Geana. They then moved into town where Mary clerked for over 30 years at the Kayville Coop. Mary spent the last two years at Sunset Extendicare where the care and kindness she received was greatly appreciated by her family. Prayers will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2005. Funeral Service will be held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar St., Regina, SK at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2005 with Fr. Cosmin Sicoe, officiating. Interment to follow in St. Peter and Paul Church Cemetery at Kayville, SK.
- Betty Juliabelle (nee Walsh), born on March 27, 1929 in Aylmer, Ontario, late of Regina, SK, formerly of Bethune, SK, passed away in Regina peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2004, at the age of 75 years, after a courageous fight with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Mable and Aquilla Walsh, late of Aylmer, ON; husband Robert Colven, Betty is survived by her children, Garry Walsh and friend Kate of Bethune, David Colven of Regina, Doug Colven of Bethune, Linda and David Courtice of Bethune, Nancy and Roger Pressey in Ontario, Leslie Colven and Ron Kenyon of Hudson Bay; fourteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Gerald and Katherine Walsh of Regina and Alan Colven of Pense, SK; numerous nieces and nephews. The family wish to thank the Doctors and Staff on 4A at the Pasqua Hospital. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- David Robert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle and friend on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at the age of 52 years. A viewing will be held from 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 3, 2007 at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Bethune United Church, Bethune, SK with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating.
- Lydia (nee Schmiedge), December 1, 1918 - August 12, 2006. Lydia is now at peace and doing great in heaven. Lydia embraced life with a passion. She worked hard as a farm wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was active in her community, church and family. Lydia enjoyed singing in the choir, as well as going to TOPS, 50+ and Rebekah and Odd Fellows Lodge meetings. She loved baseball and winning at board games and debates. Lydia is predeceased by her husband, Richard; parents, Jacob and Mary Schmiedge; sisters, Ida and Elfrieda and brother, Walter. Lydia leaves behind, her son, Douglas (Mary), children, Tara, Kent (Erin) (grandchildren, Emily, Keely and Riely); son, David (Linda), children, Laurrie (Keith) Nelson, (grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew), Robert, Michelle (Mark) Geschwandter (granddaughter, Emma); daughter, Linda (Allan) Sullivan, children, Patrick (Maeribeth), Timothy, Pamela and Courtice. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 17, 2006 from Bethune United Church with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating. Interment will follow at Bethune Cemetery.
- Dorothy Mary Janet(nee Dillabough) passed to her eternal rest on December 19, 2011 following several months of failing health. She was born on the farm south of Findlater to E. H. (Ted) and Elizabeth (Bessie) Dillabough and grew up there with her siblings J. B. (Joe), Myrtle (Madden), Hazel (Ward), Nelly (Dauncey), W. E. (Teddy) and Ray. She attended Westridge School. As a teenager she stayed home to be a caregiver to her mother and moved with her family to Regina. In 1942 she married Walter Crush, her childhood sweetheart. Together they worked hard, overcame many trials and setbacks and provided a loving home for their children: Gloria (Knud Mikkelsen), Doug (Raelyn) and Ron. Her family and her home were what Mom valued most. She took great pride in her garden and yard and will be fondly remembered for her fresh bread, buns, cookies and pies that were always cooling in her kitchen. She spent many years as a gifted seamstress and enjoyed painting several buildings around the country. Her grandchildren: Trevor (Robin), Leanne (Paul Thoroughgood), Michelle (Kristoffer Schultz), Susan, Mitchell (Dorelle), Regan and Courtney (Ashton Igini) will always remember Granny for her words of wisdom on many diverse topics and her love of a few good games of cribbage. Great-grandchildren: Lexi (Erik Stober), Jessica, Nolan, Nicholas, Emelia, Bleyd and Cole and two great-great-grandchildren, Zealan and Finlan also brought great joy to Granny. She said she was rich beyond words because of the family that surrounded her. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Walter; her grandson, Graham and all her siblings except Hazel who resides in Saskatoon. A 'Gathering to Remember and Celebrate Dorothy's Life' will be held in Bethune Community Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share in memories.
- Anne (nee Thompson), late of Bethune, SK, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the age of 96 at Lumsden Heritage Home, where she had resided for the last nine months. She was predeceased by her parents, Herb and Agnes Thompson; her two brothers, Irwin and Clarence; her husband Gilbert; son Phil; and daughter Vera Clow. Anne is survived by her son Ray of Edmonton, AB; daughter Sharon (Bob) Lamb of Regina; Yvonne Evans of Bethune; Lois (John) Urquhart of Kingman, AB; and daughter-in-law Ivy Wagner of Regina. She was graced with 15 lovely grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne will be sadly missed by her family, and they would like to sincerely thank the staff of Lumsden Heritage Home for the love, support, and wonderful care they gave to our mother. Memorial Service for Anne will be held at Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
- Hugh Francis, December 21, 1925 - October 25, 2004. Hugh Curtis of Bethune passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, October 25, 2004 at the age of 78 years. Hugh was predeceased by his parents William and Mary; his brother Willis; and his beloved wife Jessie. He is survived by his sons, Barry (Mona), Gary; daughter Pat (Mike); daughter-in-law Cathy; sister Mildred; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hugh was truly a son of Saskatchewan. He spent his entire life working the soil and raising cattle at the family farm just outside Bethune. Moving to town just a few years ago he continued to help out with chores and took an interest in the farming operation until his passing. An avid curler, Hugh will be missed by his many friends who he spent time socializing with. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2004 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethune Community Hall with interment to follow at the Bethune Cemetery. Hugh's family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Regina General Hospital, Unit 6F for their kindness and support.
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- April (April 1, 1952 - September 1, 2003). April passed away at home with her family and friends around her after a courageous battle with cancer, facing her illness with great strength, grace, and dignity. April is predeceased by her parents Rose and William G. Davies and survived by her partner Garry Walsh of Bethune, SK, stepmother Theresa Davies, brother and sisterin-law Tim and Joanne Davies, sister and brother-in-law Barbara Sapergia and Geoffrey Ursell, brother and sister-in-law Jon Davies and Val Snitzler, and many friends. April spent her childhood years in Moose Jaw, moving to Regina where she attended the University of Regina and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with Great Distinction, and later moving to Bethune in the early eighties where she spent the remaining years of her life. April was a very accomplished editor and spent several years of her career working with writers at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, later with Warrens' Farm & Ranch publications in Bethune, and most recently as a writer and editor with Warren Communications, where her literary skill and excellent judgment were a valuable contribution to the business. April will be fondly remembered by her friends and family for her keen intellect, generosity, compassion, and personal integrity. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Home Care team from the Pasqua Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the Bethune Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th, 2003.
- Emily Olive (nee Dauncey) passed away on November 23, 2002 at the age of 85 years. Olive was born on July 29, 1917 in the Bethune District of Saskatchewan and she lived and worked her entire life in Southern Saskatchewan. She will be remembered for her beautiful gardens and her dedication to her jobs. Olive is survived by her sons Al (Shirley) and Don (Karen) and daughter Rita (Ed); six grand children; Kelly (Garth), Trevor (Jodi), Shaun, Treena (Jeff). Todd (Leslie) and Troy (Carolyn); as well as great grand children Sarah, Ty, Emma, Shania, Joseph, Kate and Wanyi. She was predeceased by her parents James Russell and Emma Dauncey, her sister Hazel Pomeroy; her brothers; Moral, Wilmot, Elmer and John and survived by sisters Thelma McKecknie and Muriel Anderson. We pray that Olive has found eternal peace in God's heavenly garden. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank her caregivers, in particular, the staffs at Friendly Circle Extendicare Parkside.
- Raymond Stewart. Ray passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital with his family by his side on August 26th, 2007. He will be sadly missed by Dorothy, his wife of 60 years; son Ron (Deborah), daughter Debbie (Bill); grandchildren Sean and Megan; sister Hazel, Nellie and Dorothy; brother Ted (Ila) and many nieces and nephews. A proud veteran of the Canadian Forces for over 26 years, starting in 1943, Ray went on to a second career with the Royal Bank before retiring to Kelowna in 1985. Ray's family and his many long-time friends will always remember his kind heart, generous spirit and his great love of life. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna on Friday, August 31st, 2007 at 2:00 P.M.
- Henrietta "Hattie" Dobson, age 101 years passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2006 after enjoying a long, happy and healthy life. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Dobson; her eldest son, Lorne Dobson; and thirteen brothers and sisters, she is survived by her twin sons, Don (Evelyn) Dobson of Regina, and Roy (Chris) Dobson of Alice Beach, SK; daughter-in-law Euthel Dobson of Keremeos, BC; four grandchildren: Blaine (Sheila) Dobson of Sutton, ON; Melody (Tom) Jameson of Regina, SK; Terry (Joel) Dobson of Regina, and Harmony (Ken) Szukaylo of Saskatoon, SK; eight great grandchildren: Kevin, Kaelynne, Benjamin, Isaac, Elisabeth, Kaylee, Kyle and Zachary; numerous nieces and nephews. Henrietta was born in 1904 in Disley, N.W.T. She met and married Gordon Dobson in 1928 and they shared 70 years together. They raised their family in Disley and moved to Regina in 1969. She enjoyed curling and was Kevin Martin's # one fan. One of her proudest accomplishments was raising her premature twins after being told by the Dr. that they wouldn't survive. Many good times were shared with family and friends at their apartment and no one ever left hungry. Thanks to the staff at Parkside Extendicare for their dedication and care. Mom, Grandma and Hattie will be fondly remembered. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, with Rev. Bob Gay officiating. Interment in Disley Cemetery at a later date.
- Anna Doris (nee Fitzpatrick). On Thursday, April 19, 2007, Anna Doris Dodds, widow of Arthur Dodds, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., died at the age of 92 years. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Monday, April 23, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Officiant Rev. Mary Ellen Kitchen. Interment of cremated remains in the Lakeview Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1989, all of Arthur's siblings, her son-in-law Dr. Paul Andersen, beloved niece Linda McLeod, brothers-in-law Murray McLeod and Jeffery Shirriff, and her dear friend Grant Herbison. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Suzanne (Chuck) Ward of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., her wonderful grandchildren: granddaughters Kim (Kevin) Flynn, St. Albert, Alberta and Anna (Murray) Ross, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.; grandsons Peder and Morgan Ward, Regina. G.G. was very proud of her great grandchildren: Caitlin and Sean Flynn, St. Albert, Jordan Ross, Mickenzie and Michael Galan, Fort Qu'Appelle. Doris is also survived by her sister Ouilla (McLeod) Shirriff, Toronto, as well as the remaining members of the McLean, Fitzpatrick, Dodds, Allenby, Rigby, Smith and Williamson families, the Herbison family and all her friends. Doris was born in Bethune, Sask., on May 13, 1915 to the late Anna and Lea Fitzpatrick. She had a great zest for life, proudly belonging to the Echo Ridge Ladies Golf Club, the Senior Bridge Club and the Valley Scarlet O'Hatters. Doris loved to travel and visit exotic locations from trekking through the rain forest in Costa Rica to walking the beaches in Cuba, Hawaii, Mexico, golfing in the southern states....to riding camels in Moroccoshe did it all. Her friends were very important to her. Thanks so much to all of you for your love and support especially this past year. The family would also like to thank Thelma McMorris, Shirley Anderson and Lois Lamontagne for your thoughtfulness and love. Thanks also to the nursing staff at the All Nations Healing Hospital, home care who made it possible for mom to stay home a wee bit longer, the staff at Golden Prairie in Indian Head, all the staff at Echo Lodge and Dr. Saunders, Dr. VanZyl and Dr. Redelinghuys. Thank you all for the compassion and care you gave to mom. She has finally found peace.
- Angela Dupperon, aged 30 years of Moose Jaw, Sask., passed away on Thursday, January 30th, 2003. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall. Rev. Doug Shepherd will officiate. Public visitation will take place at Parkview Funeral Chapel 474 Hochelaga St. West, Moose Jaw, on Monday, February 3rd, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Angela is predeceased by her father, Albert; Grandparents: Rudy and Emma Sigmeth, and Casey and Etta Dupperon. She is survived by her son, William; mother, Vi; sisters: Shallin (Shizad) Jamil and Kristy Champion and her daughter Nevada; aunts and uncles: Lloyd Sigmeth, Dale and Shirley Hickey, Ray and Esther Dupperon, Dale and Louise Heard, Rick and Rebecca Dupperon, and their families.
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- Diana (nee Bokinac). With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and sister Diana Eddy beloved wife of the late Donald Eddy on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Diana Marie Eddy (nee Bokinac) was a devoted wife to Donald and joined her husband of 63 years after his recent passing December 26, 2010. They are forever now together. Diana leaves to cherish her memory three children, Marion Idiens (Al) of Prince George BC, Gordon Eddy (Deb) of Fort Fraser BC, and Sharon MacDonald (Robert) of Stirling AB, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grand child. She was predeceased by her loving husband Donald Eddy, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Luba Bokinac, two sisters Agnes and Mildred, brother Mike Bokinac, sisters Jennie Turnbull, and Katie Beck, and granddaughter Jeannine Levesque. Diana was born on January 27, 1920 at Avonlea, Sask. Her early childhood was spent on the farm. The family eventually settled in Gladstone district where she attended school. She completed school at Grade 8. Diana came to work for the Eddy's as a hired girl helping on the farm. Love blossomed and after WWII when Donald returned home back to the farm they were married on June 21, 1947. Together they farmed and raised their three children at Bethune Sask. Later in life they retired in the village of Bethune to enjoy family and friends. Diana had a green thumb and prided in her weed less garden and flower beds. She was a strong woman who helped provide for her family by raising a Purebred Aberdeen Angus herd, and fowl in the tough years of farming. Many a cow was sold to put food on the table or fix broken glasses. She was proud to serve her community in various organizations such as the 4H grain Club, the Bethune Seniors Centre, Bethune United Church Choir, TOPS, and the Royal Canadian Legion and Lumsden Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Lutheran Church in Lumsden Sask. Later in life she moved to the Manor in Lumsden, until her passing, to be closer to Don who resided at the Heritage Home in Lumsden. Diana enjoyed chatting and playing cards with her many friends and family. She also shared her crochet items for many community raffles. We will all miss her famous brownies. Diana will be remembered as a hard worker, loyal friend and loving mother who will be missed by many. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune Sask. on Friday January 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Donald Walter. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Eddy on Sunday, December 26, 2010. We share our joy in the wonderful memories of this special man. Don passed away after a lengthy illness while residing at Lumsden Heritage Home the past few years. He was born on the Belledune Farm in Bethune, SK on August 9, 1912. Don lived to a grand age of 98 years. He was predeceased by his parents T. M. and Mary Eddy, an infant brother Harold, brother Morgan (Mary), and granddaughter Jeannine Levesque. Don is survived by his loving wife Diana Eddy (nee Bokinac); daughter Marion Idiens (Al) of Prince George, BC; son Gordon Eddy (Deb) of Fort Fraser, BC; and daughter Sharon MacDonald (Robert) of Stirling, AB; as well as numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. Donald was raised on the farm at Bethune. He graduated from Normal School and taught in various communities in Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the RCAF in WWII as a radar technician and was posted in Scotland and India. At the end of WWII he returned to farm with his brother Morgan and married his devoted wife Diana on June 21, 1947. Together they farmed for many years and retired in Bethune. Donald had a life passion for mechanical things, always thinking up new ways to get tasks done. He taught himself Spanish, played five instruments, and even played in a band at dances in the community. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Sons of Scotland and a Mason. Many hours were spent fishing and playing Aggravation with family and friends. A Celebration of Donald's Life will be held at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Morgan Campbell passed away on June 30, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 86 years. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary, his children, Marilyn (Don) of Regina, Darlene (Brian) of Comox, B.C., Ken (Bev) of Moose Jaw. His grandchildren Cheryl, Greg (Lindsey), Deleah, Tiffany and Dalton, great grandchildren Bradley and Brandon. His brother Donald (Diana) and family, brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Marie and T. M. Eddy and infant brother Harold. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall with Rev. Ken Walker officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Joyce (nee Campbell) August 1938 – September 2015. It is with great sadness that Joyce's family announces her passing on Friday, September 4, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents, Malcolm and Eleanor Campbell. Left to cherish Joyce's memory are her spouse, Alvin Ermel; her children, Lorrie (Eh Say) Ermel - Kyle and Layne, Donna (Marshall) Duzan – Emily (Curtis) and Eva (great-grandchild) Dekens, Zachary, Hannah, Brent (Bree) Ermel – Myles, Melissa and Dominic (great-grandchild) and Kevin Ermel – Jacob, Nicole; brothers, Ken (Mary) Campbell and Lloyd (Leona) Campbell as well as many other family. Joyce was born in Saskatoon, SK on August 25, 1938. After a short clerical career at the Grey Nuns hospital in Regina, she met and married Alvin where she committed her life to her husband and children on the farm in the Bethune area. In the last years of her life, Joyce enjoyed living in Regina spending time with family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK.
- Walter. It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Ermel announces the passing of a devoted & loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Walter passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home on May 22, 2008. Walter was born on January 18, 1931 in the Disley area. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jose; his children Robert (Sharon) and Barry (Linda); grandchildren Shayne, Clayton, Roly, Riley (Becky), Cody (Sheena), Kelly (Jordan) and Brady; one very special great grandchild Rhett; brothers Mervin (Jean) & Alvin (Joyce); sister Florence (Ernie) Friesen; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends. Walter was predeceased by his parents Philip (1983) and Theresa (1984). Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 26, 2008, at 2:00 pm at Bethune Community Hall with Minister Darrell Reine, officiating.
- Donald Hugh Evans. With tears falling and hearts breaking, our family announces the sudden passing of Donald "Don" Evans, late of Bethune, SK. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Don was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Eva; brothers Clarence and Murray; father-in-law Leonard Riddell and brother-in-law John Dereniwsky. Don is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Donna; sons Shane (Erin) and Patrick (Tristyn); 4 very special grandchildren Jordyn, Liam, Nova and Keela; siblings Elmer (Betty), Della (Mike) Shalley, Margaret Dereniwsky, Jim (Carol), twin sister Dorothy (Ray) Nicholson; sisters-in-law Lona and Yvonne; mother-in-law Shirley Riddell; sister-in-law Sherry (Jack) Hamilton; brother- in-law Lonny (Stacey) Riddell and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating.
- Clarence Clancy of Snow Lake, Manitoba passed away suddenly on March 19, 2008 at the age of 75. He grew up on a farm at Bethune, Sask. He started his first job in the propane business with Steele Gas in Sask., moved to northern Manitoba, joined Stitco Gas and remained in the industry until his retirement in 1999. Clancy was predeceased by his parents, Eva and Hugh Evans. He is survived by his wife Lona of 51 years, four sons, one daughter and their spouses , four grandsons, one great grandson, brothers, Elmer (Betty) Moose Jaw, Murray (Yvonne), Jim (Carol), Don (Donna) of Bethune. Sisters Della (Mike) Shalley, Margaret (John) Dereniwsky, Regina and Dorothy (Ray) Nicholson, Brooks Alberta. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in Snow Lake.
- Murray Robert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Murray Evans of Bethune at the age of 68. Murray is survived by his wife Yvonne, step-daughter Shannon Holt, stepson Darrel (Lori) Holt; step-grandchildren Travis, Brittany (Byron) Schneider and Curtis (Crystal) Webb; brothers Elmer (Betty), Jim (Carol) and Don (Donna); sisters Della (Mike) Shalley, twin sister Margaret (John) Dereniwsky, Dorothy (Ray) Nicholson; sisterin-law Lona as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Eva, brother Clarence and nephew Ken. Murray was very active in the community and spent many years serving on multiple committees. Murray also worked at Regina Agribition for many years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK.
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- Gilbert Earl passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Extendicare in Moose Jaw. Earl, at the age of 91, beloved husband of Beatrice for over 55 years, predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Clarence in Belgium (1945) and Chet (1981). Loving father of Garnet, Trevor (Jackie), Holly (Bill) Janzen and Larry (Sheila). Cherished grandfather of Ashley (Sean), Riley, Tyler, Ryan, Dayna, Brianne (Adam), Josh, Brooke and Lexie. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Muriel Staples, and Verna MacDonald, brothers-in-law Roy and Ross Mountenay, and sister-in-law Lila. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Earl was born in Bethune SK, to Albert and Edith Fishley on November 29, 1917. He grew up on the family farm but left to serve his country faithfully during WWII. He was proud to serve his country, and remained an active legion member until recently. He returned to farm following the war and was married to Beatrice in 1953. The couple raised their 4 children on the farm in the Waldorf District near Bethune but later moved to Moose Jaw in 1978. Even following their move to Moose Jaw, Earl and Beatrice remained active on the farm until its sale in 2003. Friends are invited to call at Parkview Funeral chapel, on Sunday March 15, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m for a time of visitation. A funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune at 1:00 p.m. with an interment to follow at Bethune Cemetery.
- Stuart (May 9, 1935 – January 15, 2015). It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our loving, husband, father, grandfather; Stuart Fishley of Bethune. Dad is predeceased by his parents Fred and Jessie; siblings, Pearl, John (Bessie), Hazel (Lawerence), Freddie, Gillis, James and Jessie; brother-in-laws, Bill Klatt and Roy Trumbley; sister-in-law Diane Fishley and grandson Adam. Stuart is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose; daughters, Sheila (Ken) Bell and Deb (John) Fraser; his cherished grandchildren, Amanda, Ryan, Jason, Alexis and Jodi; brother, Blake; sisters, Ruby Klatt, Wilma Trumbley, Rita (Jim) Kennedy, Helen Kufley and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with Darrell Reine officiating.
- Geraldine Eva (nee McLean), Calgary, Alberta, born February 23, 1924 in Bethune, Sask., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 surrounded by her family. Geraldine was predeceased by her loving husband George and her brothers Roy, Dennis and Boyce. Geraldine is survived by her children, Barry (Brenda), Daryl (Peggy), Christine, and Kathi (Mike); her grandchildren, Lisa, Brandon, Chirs (Graham), Corey and Meghan; her great grandchildren, Brittni and Amy. She is also survived by her brother Keith (Shirley-Ann) of Regina, Sask. and three sisters-in-law, Betty McLean, Elaine Lechinsky and Helen Chudyk. Geraldine was a teacher early in her career at Wheat Creek School in Broadview. She later was a health record technician at the Broadview Hospital on Broadview. Geraldine spent most of her life in Broadview but moved to Calgary in 1993 to be near her children. Her hobbies were baking and crocheting. She will be sorely missed and forever remembered by all who knew and loved her. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Holy Name of Mary R.C. Church, Broadview, Sask. on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ed Hengen as Celebrant. Interment in the Broadview Cemetery.
- Morfydd "Maureen" (nee Roberts) June 24, 1921 – January 13, 2015. Maureen Frederick, late of Marion Chateau, Regina, SK, formerly of Bethune, SK, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband Merle; parents John and Catherine Roberts; two sisters and their husbands, Gwyneth (Pepe) Busitilli and Helena (Norman) Wilkinson; brother David Roberts; brother-in-law Ray Hale, son-in- law Richard Eberts. She was also predeceased by her father and mother-in- law Ed and Thea Frederick; sister-in-law Amy Hastie, late of Balcarres, SK; brother and sister-in-law Allan (Ethel) Frederick, late of Saskatoon, SK. Maureen is survived her children: Donna (Bob) Hehir of Bethune, Lyle (Minota) Frederick of Calgary, AB, Glenny Eberts of Moose Jaw, SK, Debbie (Dennis) Ulmer of Regina; ten grandchildren and sixteen great- grandchildren. She leaves to mourn her sister Glenys Hale of Plymouth, MI; brothers-in-law, Rae (Doreen) Frederick of Saskatoon, Eric Hastie of Balcarres; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maureen was born in Wattstown, Wales and grew up in London, England. She came to Canada as an English war bride in 1946. Memorial Service will be held at the Bethune Community Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
- Cory David Fuchs, aged 42 years of Bethune, Sask., passed away as a result of an A.T.V. accident on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall with Glenda Bokinac officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Cory was predeceased by his grandparents and former partner Kendra. He is survived by his two daughters: Melissa and Leah and his son Evan; Evan's mother, Lisa all of Bethune; parents, David and Karen Fuchs of Bethune; one sister, Kim (Brian) and their children Bailey and Madison of Moose Jaw; brother Aaron (Vanessa) and their children Brooklyn and Tylan of Red Deer, AB.
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- Ernest (Jock), born October 19, 1923, in Bethune, passed away July 17, 2003 in Qualicum Beach, B.C. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Marion, daughter Eileen (Gord) Leachman, Bowser, BC; son Leonard, Biggar; daughter Bev (Dennis) Pudwell, Chilliwack, BC, grandchildren Greg (Brenda) Leachman, Carleen (Brad) Liski, Patrick Garbutt, Roland Garbutt, Brooke Garbutte, Dan Pudwell, Sara Pudwell, great grandchildren Caitlin and Brianna Leachman, Mckenna and Morgan Liski and Halley Garbutt and sisters-in-law Audrey Garbutt, Bernice Garbutt, Frances Garbutt, Margaret (Lewis) Burkitt, and Nancy Wilkie as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Jessie and father William and brothers Ron (Audrey), Herb, Les, Gordon and sister Mollie (Ben). Jock farmed in Bethune community for many years where he was active in 4-H.They moved to Regina in 1971 and to Parksville, BC in 1999. Jock loved hockey, especially the Regina Pats, gardening, woodworking, working with animals, and fishing at their cottage at Buffalo Pound.
- Herbert Oliver passed away peacefully June 7, 2001 at the Lumsden and District Heritage Home. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 11 at the Bethune Hall at 2:00 p.m. Born February 22, 1912, he is predeceased by his parents William and Jessie Garbutt, brothers Ron, Gordon and sister Mary (Molly), sister-in-law, Audrey. Herb is survived by his loving, dedicated wife of 40 years, Frances, 2 sons Keith (Brenda) and Wayne, 2 grandsons Cody and Tanner, mother-in-law Isabel Carson, 2 brothers Les (Bernice), Ernest (Marion) and one sister-in-law Audrey (Gordon) and numerous nieces and nephews. Herb was born at Isle of Angelsey, Wales. He came to Canada in 1921 and settled in the Waldorf District near Bethune, Sk. Herb's first love was his family. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, checkers, visiting with people and telling stories. his warm personality and love of people led him to a partnership that developed the Resort Village of Valley View, known to many as "Herbie's Beach." Herb farmed in the Waldorf district and attended many fairs and exhibitions to show off his Aberdeen Angus and sheep. Herb's favourite pastime was telling stories about the RCMP training at his cottage/farm at Buffalo Pound Lake where he ran a store and boat rental shop. Herb also loved to garden. Many cottage owners in the area enjoyed his produce. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him, but his stories will live forever. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to all the staff at the Lumsden and DIstrict Heritage Home for the wonderful care given to Herb.
- Mildred (nee McEachern) passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in the Lumsden District Heritage Home. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Walter Gardiner; son Glenn (Darla) McEachern and their three children Brant (Sarah), Cabri and Keatin; and her step-children Evelyn (Noel) Puype, Donna Jean (Alan) Pollard, Ian (Christine) Gardiner and Kathy (Gardiner) Gilverson. Mildred was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and will also be dearly remembered by her special niece and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Hugh McEachern; parents Bill and Mary Curtis; brothers Hugh (Jessie) and Willis; and stepson Beverly Gardiner. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Walter Herbert passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in Regina after a brief illness. He will be lovingly remembered by daughters, Evelyn (Noel) Puype, Donna Jean (Alan) Pollard, Kathy Gilverson (wife of deceased son, Beverly); sons, Ian (Christine) Gardiner, Glenn (Darla) McEachern; grandchildren, Colleen (Chris) Keough, Philip (Julie) Puype, Neil Puype, Curt (Debbi) Pollard, Chris (Katherine) Pollard, Alina Gardiner, Heather Gardiner, Brant McEachern, Cabri McEachern, Keatin McEachern, Siobhan Gardiner, William Gardiner; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel (John) Scott; many nieces and nephews; extended family members Harold and Patricia McNally and Grace McNally. Walter was predeceased by his first wife, Grace, in December 1973, his second wife, Mildred, in November 2010, one sister, Norma Kelly and one brother, Alfred Gardiner. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Linda Victoria (nee Forsyth). On Friday, January 5, 2001 Linda Victoria Gavin, late of Bethune, Sask., passed away at the age 48 years. She is survived by her beloved husband Tim; children Alex and Colleen, both at home; sister Helen Schottenbauer of Brooks, AB; brother Barry (Maxine) Forsyth of Edson, AB; one niece and two nephews as well as numerous cousins. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the Bethune United Church, Bethune, Sask., with Rev. Ken Walker, officiating. The Interment will follow in the Bethune Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. with Sr. Audrey, presiding.
- Peter. On Thursday, December 6, 2001, Peter (Pete) Gehl of Regina peacefully passed away at the age of 90 years. Born into a homesteading family with 13 children near Bethune, Pete knew the joys, responsibilities and hardships of pioneer life and the Great Depression. These experiences and many others throughout his life, gave Pete an ever constant belief in hard work, innovativeness, good neighborliness and progressive thought and action. During his farming life, Pete was a member of the Saskatchewan and National Farmers Unions and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was an ardent supporter of peace. Pete will be deeply missed by Edith, his wife of 50 years; his children: Peter; David (Roberta), Robert (Bernadette) and Bill (Joanne); grandchildren: Ryan (Delphine) and Angela, Adrienne and Ian, Richard (Michelle), Matthew and John; and great-grandchildren: Zachary and Lyndon. He is survived by his sisters: Carrie Stevens of Vancouver, B.C. and Elsie Beeching of Regina; sister-in-law Hanna Gehl of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th at the Cathedral Neighborhood Centre, 2900 - 13th Avenue.
- Isabel. On Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Isabel Gill passed away peacefully in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Herbert in 1978, in Ottawa, ON; brother Clarence; sister Jean; and nephew Donald. Isabel is survived by her sister Elsie Taylor; nieces Shirley (Elmer) and Beverley; nephew Gordon (Marlene); great niece Tania; great nephew Todd all of Regina, SK; great nephews Ronnie and Bradley of Calgary, AB and great great nephews Maxwell and Tyler of Regina, SK. She was born in Bethune, SK on January 31, 1912. Isabel was a retired employee of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Ottawa, ON. before moving back to Regina. There will be no Funeral Service. Interment will take place in Capital Memorial Gardens, Nepean, ON. at a later date. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Pioneer Village for their care and attention over the last seven years.
- Dorothy Jean, born February 6, 1941, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit. She was predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Kathleen (Vance) Grierson and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Dorothy is survived by cousins, Helen Van Alstine (Jim), Carol Bevis, Norma Vance and by special friends, Lynne Demeule, Florence Matt and Brad Stovra. Dorothy was born in Bethune and lived in Disley, Lumsden and Regina all her life. She was proud of the 31 years she worked at the Medicare Department with the Department of Health in Regina. She enjoyed watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders and writing letters to Rob Vanstone at the Leader Post with her words of wisdom. She had season tickets for many years and attended the 1966 Grey Cup game in Vancouver and the 1995 game in Regina. Dorothy also enjoyed travelling and had many trips with her mother. These included trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas (where she saw her favorite singer Elvis), Alaska, the Panama Canal and various spots in the United States and Canada. Special thanks to all her care givers over the years, especially the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Dorothy was born with cerebral palsy. She coped with those challenges with determination and achieved many of her goals in life. By her request, there will be no funeral service. A gathering to celebrate Dorothy's life will be planned for a later date. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Kathleen W. (nee Vance). On Tuesday, April 23, 2002, Kathleen, late of Regina. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Grierson in November 1984; parents, Robert and Martha Vance; sister Mae Thompson; two brothers, Fred Vance and Elmer Vance, a pilot officer in World War II; niece Barbara Silvester. Kathleen is survived by her much loved daughter, Dorothy, sister-in-law Janet Vance; brother-in-law John Thompson; three nieces, Helen Van Alstine, Carol Bevis and Norma Vance and their families; Myrna Wilgosh, a special friend to Kathleen and Dorothy. No funeral service will be held at Kathleen's request. Family memorial to be held at a later date. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
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- Garth (August 15, 1944 - May 15, 2013). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Garth Hannan. Garth was predeceased by his wife Brenda Gail Hannan (nee Mucha); his parents Lawrence and Annie Hannan (nee Lario); and Gailís parents Peter and Evelyn Mucha (nee Vance). Garth is survived by his sisters Marilyn (Robert) Peterson, Marlene (Laurie) Wuschke; brothers Grant (Barb) Hannan, Russell (Shirley) Hannan; children Kelly (Tanya) Hannan, Kimberly (Kevin) Kehoe; grandchildren Carley and Jacey Hannan, Samantha and Conor Kehoe; companion Helen Barss; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and a wonderful group of friends. Garth began his life on the family farm in Willmar, SK. In 1954, the family moved on to Radville, Keystown, Briercrest and then Pense. Garth cherished many of the great friends he made in the Pense and Bethune area. Garth married Brenda Gail Mucha on March 30, 1968 and they settled and raised their family in Bethune, SK. Garth held many jobs in the Pense area in his early years then went to work for Ipsco, and finally Midwest Pipeline Contractors until his retirement in 2006. Garth spent his retirement spoiling his grandchildren, visiting with many friends around Bethune and lending a hand to anyone who needed it. His generosity, kindness and friendship will be missed by many. A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Bethune Cemetery on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at Bethune Community Hall.
- Jean (nee McKechnie) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2002 after a brief battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by Verne, her husband of 54 years; daughter Wilma (Gordon) Ward and their children Eric and Tanya; and son Wayne (Helen) and their children Lindsay and Allison, all of Regina; also one brother Robert (Marion) McKechnie of Regina. Born and raised near Bethune, SK, Jean taught at several rural schools before her marriage. Verne and Jean farmed in the Tregarva district until their retirement to Regina in 1991. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Tregarva Cemetery.
- Frederick Frank. The family of Fred Headford is deeply saddened to announce the passing of their loving husband, father, and grandfather on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. He was predeceased by his father and mother Frank and Gwyneth Headford; fatherand mother-in-law Alan and Amy Camp of England; brother-in-law Albert Redford and brotherand sister-in-law John and Jessie Camp. Fred is survived by his devoted wife, of 51 years, Barbara; son John and wife Mary Ann and children Jesse, Brandon and Julie of Bethune; daughter Marjorie and husband Mike Gavigan and children Sarah and Denis of Regina; daughter Kathleen and husband Jerry Schropp and children Justin, Meghan and Tammy of Bengough; daughter Vanessa and husband Len Chypiska and daughter Dionne of Dilke; sister Noreen Redford of Victoria, BC; brother Norman and wife Sophie of Lumsden; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Fred was born in December of 1924 and spent his entire life except for the last two years on the family farm near Kedleston. He met and married Barbara Camp in 1956. Together they raised four children and managed a growing farm operation. They also traveled back to England several times, Australia and points throughout Canada and the US. He was very active in the community serving over 40 years on the Bethune Co-op board; 28 years crop reporting for Sask Ag and Food; actively involved with the Red Cross; and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for over 55 years, serving as Grand Master and Grand Patriarch for Saskatchewan. Fred lent his many talents to several other community organizations at Kedleston, Bethune and Regina. Farming was in his blood and he reluctantly moved to Regina only when his vision made it impossible to continue on the farm. He still loved to go out to help and spent 5 days this fall during harvest on the farm. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Bethune Community Hall, 524 East Street, Bethune, SK on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
- Jesse. On Thursday, February 16, 2006 Jesse Hemmings, late of Regina, formerly of Bethune, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Edith; two sisters, Peggy and Hilda; one brother, Jerry; nephew, Joe. Jesse is survived by his brother-in-law, Norman (Ray) of Regina; as well as several nieces and nephews. Jesse's love of life will always be an inspiration for those of us left behind. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue (use College Avenue entrance) with Rev. Donald E. L. Wells officiating.
- Dale (1946 - 2014). Dale passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Left to celebrate his life is his wife of 35 years, Shirley; four children Michelle (Ashley) French, Trevor (Corlene), Lisa (Jared) Gawley, Jordan (Brooke); 11 grandchildren; Dale's mother Ethel; three brothers Merle (Linda), Dean (Patti), Keith (Carol); numerous nieces nephews and many good friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Bethune Community Hall, 524 East St Bethune, SK at 2:00 p.m.
- Leonard Ross of Bethune passed away tragically on February 17, 2002 at the age of 31 years. Leonard will be sadly missed by his loving wife Lisa; his adoring sons Zachary, Austin and Brock; his parents Lloyd and Temple Hills; his brother Lyle Hills (Jodie Henry); his niece Ciera Hills; his maternal grandparents Ross and Marjorie Mountenay; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Leonard was predeceased by his paternal grandpartents Ross and Minnie Hills, his aunt Velma Stephenson, uncles Fred Stephenson, Oliver Hills and cousins Merle Stephenson and Tammy Tait. Leonard was a devoted husband, father, son and friend. He was actively involved in hockey, baseball and hunting up until January of 2000 when we took a new job building communication towers which kept him on the road a lot. He loved watching his boys grow up and playing hockey. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 22, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Thomas R. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather, Tom Hipkin. With his sons at his side he passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2002 at the Lumsden and District Heritage Home in Lumsden at the age of 84 years. Tom was born on the family farm at Disley, where he resided and farmed until October 2001 when failing health necessitated a move to the Lumsden and District Heritage Home. He was predeceased by his wife Myrtle (Campbell), parents William and Ethel Hipkin, sister Mary (Everett) Boyle and nephew Bill Boyle. Tom is survived by his son Jim, Jo (Campbell) and Georgia and son Bruce, Susan, Jennifer and Alison, all farming in the Lumsden area; sisters-in-law Mabel Zerr of Disley, Marjorie Campbell of Sault Ste Marie and cousins, nieces, nephews in Canada and England. He enjoyed his family, farm and community life. Tom participated in family events, 4-H, dances, card games, curling and ball games. He has always had a great love of horses and registered Hereford cattle. Among his favorite pleasures was attending Hereford cattle shows and sales, watching heavy horse pull competitions and proudly watching his granddaughters participate in activities. In 2000, he was honored with a fifty-year pin from the Canadian Hereford Association. Tom's greatest legacy is the unconditional love he had for all of his family. A Celebration of His Life will take place at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. A private family interment will follow a reception.
- Muriel McConnell passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 22, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Earl, sisters Thelma and Helen, brothers Stewart and Guy. Survived by her children Leonard (Betty), Beryl, Carol (Tony). Grandchildren Sonia (Jason), Cory, Dustin, Keenan, Jenalee, Warren (Louise), Rodney (Christie), Nicole (Rob), Jason (DeeDee), Rhonda, Perry (Stacey). Great Grandchildren Justin, Jacob, Jordan, Jessie, Kassidy, Courtney, Mason. Relatives and friends are welcome to share memories and celebrate Muriel's life with her family at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28th at the Uplands Community Center, 20 Weekes Cres. Regina.
- Robert. On July 6, 2007 Mr. Robert Howell of Disley, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 80 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his four children Kathie (Cliff) Folk of Disley, Maureen (Wayne) Sigmeth of Swift Current, Lorrie (Darrell) Moldovan of Montmartre and Dan (Erin) of Disley; seven grandchildren Alesha Sigmeth-Roberts (Damond), Shane Folk (Jen Fraser), Travis Sigmeth, Trent (Nicole) Folk, Broc and Samantha Moldovan and Cassidy Howell. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- Elsie Josephine. Friday, January 16, 2004, Elsie Josephine Hunter of Regina, SK passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 1980; one son, Ronald Frederick in infancy; a grandson, Bradley, in 1993; nine brothers and sisters, Mrs. Hunter is survived by two daughters, Frances (Dan) Schulz of Zehner, SK, Carol (Gary) Hunter of Fort Qu'Appelle; and one son Reg of Disley, Sask.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart R. C. Church, 1380 Elphinstone Street, Regina with Rev. Pedro Aldea & Rev. Adam Sebastian presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Reginald Joseph (Sonny) Hunter, born May 24, 1945 died August 25, 2006 surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by his father Fred in 1980, his mother Elsie (Romanoski) in 2004, son Bradley in 1993, and brother Ronald in infancy. He is survived by ex-wife Laverne, loving companion Patricia, sons Bob (Ramona), Dale and David (Bev), daughters Brenda and Tracey (Chad), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters Carol (Gary), Frances (Dan), and nephew Roy (Rena). Sonny was born in Lumsden and lived around the area most of his life, settling in Disley. He started out as a mechanic in his early years working on farm equipment and eventually working at the City of Regina and International Harvester. His first love was trucking; after purchasing his own gravel truck and hauling for various outfits, he went on to highway tractors doing long hauls all over North America. In recent years he owned and operated RJ Hunter Transport hauling grain for various producers in the Lumsden and surrounding area. If it came by truck it arrived on time... and damn cheap too! He was loyal to his customers as his customers were to him. We all loved to listen to his stories and he was the centre of attention wherever he went. We loved his sense of humour and we will always love and miss him. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, August 28, 2006 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 11:00 a.m. in Lumsden United Church, Lumsden, SK with Rev. Darold Sauer officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens at 4:00 p.m.
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- Gladys Violet (nee Jahnke). On Monday, February 26, 2001, Gladys Violet Johnsrude, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Violet Jahnke; four brothers: Cecil, Roland, Glyndon and Eldon; one sister, Velma and one brother in infancy. Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Erling Johnsrude of Weyburn; children: Howard (Carol) Johnsrude of Lethbridge, AB; Lois (David) Angell of Rose Valley; Reta Johnsrude of Weyburn; and Norma (Don) Sealy of Weyburn; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Wilton Jahnke of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys Violet Johnsrude was born May 21, 1914 at Bethune, the oldest of eight children born to George and Violet Jahnke. She took her schooling in Bethune and moved to Talmage area when she was 19 years old. On October 20, 1938 she married Erling Johnsrude in Weyburn. They lived and raised their family on the homestead farm at Talmage, then bought their house in Weyburn in 1980. They commuted to the farm every spring and fall until finally retiring from farming in 1992. Gladys was very supportive and helpful to Erling in his various community activities. She was a member of the Talmage Homemakers, Wheatland Seniors, cribbage club and Eastern Star. Gladys enjoyed baking-bread was her specialty, cooking, reading, knitting and crocheting, playing cards and games, and music - especially the piano. Erling and Gladys travelled a lot throughout Canada, the USA and Europe. They made many trips with their special friends, Clare and Vi Pyett. Gladys was a long standing member of Talmage United Church, being active in the Ladies Aid. When Talmage Church closed they joined the Grace United Church in Weyburn and attended regularly. Gladys always had coffee on for friends and family. She especially enjoyed the children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special. She always knew everyone's birthday and anniversary, and any family history when asked. Milestone anniversaries, weddings and birthdays were always celebrated with lots of family and friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Mike Chuckry, Trevor Sealy, Colin Atter, Kevin Atter, Nancy Johnsrude and Jeff Johnsrude.
- Carman (April 7, 1940 - April 11, 2013). Carman passed away after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his wife Jo-Ann; sons: Craig (grandsons Cameron and Riley) of Edmonton, and Kelly of Saskatoon; and brother Keith (Cory) of Kamloops. Honouring Carman's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family interment and remembrance gathering for all will take place in Bethune at a later date.
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- Bertha Mary. On Tuesday, March 13, 2001, Bertha Mary Kistner, age 89 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband George; one daughter Eileen; eleven brothers and sisters. Bertha is survived by her five children: Mabel (Carl) Richter of Regina, Leonard (Mildred) of Bethune, Marjorie (Gerald) Behrman of Qualicum Beach, B.C., Ken (Sylvia) of Pelican Rapids, Minn., Gordon (Dixie) of Disley; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; sister Ada Black of Regina; sisters-in-law Ann Curtis of Bethune and Anne South of Winnipeg; brother-in-law Andy Kistner of Nipawin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Wayne Knouse officiating. Private interment in Disley Cemetery.
- Edna. The family of Edna Koch would like to announce her passing on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK. Interment will be held at a later
- Joe. It is with great sadness the family of Joe Koch of Bethune, Saskatchewan announces his passing on May 7, 2013 at the age of 87 years. He will be fondly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bethune Hall on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
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- George Douglas, late of Bethune, died on August 1, 2009 after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his parents James and Mary Isabella Laing; four sisters, Margaret Davidson, Alice Laing, Isabel Gardiner, and Laura Joorisity; brothers James, in infancy, and Stuart; and daughter-in-law Heather Laing. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Vera; sons Bevan and his children Jim, and Susan (Drew) McIntosh, Bruce (Sarah) and their daughter Claire, Clark (Lorinda) and their daughter Lani; three sisters Violet Yates, Lillian McArton and Beatrice Struthers; and sister-in-law Reva Laing; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held for Douglas on Wednesday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall, with Rev. Dexter Van Dyke and Darrell Reine officiating.
- James David. After a lengthy illness, Jim Laing passed away in Coquitlam, B.C. at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his wife Patricia in 1996, his parents Alex and Clara and his brother Donald, Jim is survived by his children, Rob of Calgary, Anita (Jeff) of Chicago and granddaughter Madeline. Jim was born July 9, 1931 in Bethune, SK and grew up on the family farm where his lifelong love for gardening was cultivated. He married his beloved Pat in 1957. He was a longtime employee of SaskTel and enjoyed his work as a lineman and repairman. This work appealed to his handyman nature. He retired in 1986 and joined the SaskTel Pioneers. It was through the Pioneers that he became a member of the clown troupe Smile Makers and his character, "Bummer the Clown", was created. He loved to see people smile at his clown antics and balloon animals. Gardening made Jim truly happy and he was proud of his large vegetable garden, greenhouse and flowers. All of us looked forward to Jim's tomatoes every year. He loved to travel and visited many parts of Canada, the U.S. and Asia. In 1996 he moved to Kelowna, B.C. where he lived happily for a short time before a rare mental illness overtook him. Jim spent his last years at Riverview Hospital where he died peacefully on a gorgeous spring day. The level of care that he received at Riverview was outstanding and for this we are grateful. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Wong, the nurses and staff at Riverview Hospital for exemplary care, compassion and attention. Heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Lawrence Chubb and Diana Ratcliffe for all their love and support. Memorial Service planned for Saturday, March 19th at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C.
- Violet May, 1912 - 2006. Violet (Vi) passed away peacefully at Wentworth Manor surrounded by her family on Monday, February 6, 2006, at the age of 93 years. Beloved mother of Bill and, for 30 years, of his wife, Marie. She will be sadly missed by her granddaughter, Melanie (Jesse) Moffatt. She will also be missed by her nephews, Bob (Trudy) Dougans of Caledonia, Ontario, and John (Ines) Flavell of Luskville, Quebec; and her many friends. Vi lost her beloved husband of 53 years, Auburn (Auby) in 1992; and was predeceased by her sisters, Olive, Ruby, Helen; and her brother, Ray. Vi was born in Disley, Saskatchewan and worked for the Royal Bank in Regina until her marriage when she moved to Oxbow, then back to Regina, Melville and Saskatoon. Vi and Auby moved to Calgary in 1985 to be close to their family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. The family wish to thank the staff of Wentworth Manor, where she enjoyed living for the past five years. Also, thanks to Dr. Ross MacDonald and Dr. Brian Donnelly for their conscientious and considerate care. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church, Elbow Park, 3602 8 Street SW, on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
- Paul Emil Langlois1922 - 2015In typical farmer fashion our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother- in-law, uncle, and friend, Paul Langlois, formerly of Bethune, SK, left this world with all his work finished on Thursday, February 26, 2015 peacefully at his home in Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Veterans' Ward at the age of 93 years. Predeceased and anxiously waiting to greet him are his wife Margaret (Cookson), daughter Doreen, mother and father Clairina and Gideon. Paul was the last surviving member of his family of 15 siblings; brothers Maurice (Germaine), Valere "Bert" (Margaret), Armand "Bill", Raymond (Lise), Lionel "Nick" (Columbe), and Laurent "Lawrence"; eight sisters Eva, Alice, Irene (Owen Dubey), Rose (Romeo Tourigny), Theresa (Floyd Werner), Cecile (Ken Kraushaar), Marie (Stan Zaba), Rita and dear family friend Betty Colven. Paul is survived by his loving family; son Bill (Faye) Langlois and their children Chad (Lisa), Blair (Stacey), Aaron (Tamara), Nathan (Tara), and Aimee (Mike) Anderson; daughter Velma (Dave) and Velma's son Clint Szatkowski; daughter Tracey (Wade McGillivray) and their children Kira (Moore), Reis, Brea, and Tyla. He was also blessed with 15 great- grandchildren. He is further survived by one brother-in-law John Winter (Rita) and three sisters-in-law Margaret (Armand), Evette (Laurent), and Ferne Langlois. Paul was born on February 1, 1922 and was raised in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. Paul joined the Regina Rifles on February 1, 1940, his 18th birthday. He was deployed to the Philippines for two years, returned to Canada in 1945, and was discharged in 1947. Upon returning, Paul married the love of his life Margaret on February 5, 1945 and from there they built a family of their own. Paul farmed near Bethune in the North Plain District for 58 years, moving to Regina in 2004. Paul moved into the Veterans' Ward of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in September, 2013. He was very active in the Wascana Chapel and attended Mass every Sunday. He participated in activities at the craft shop which included building and painting birdhouses. He also enjoyed participating in Happy Hour, exercises, physical and music therapy, and other recreational activities that were provided. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK with Father Stephen Bill, Celebrant. Interment in Bethune Cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the General Hospital (3F) and the staff at Wascana Veterans' Ward for all their care and support for Paul and his family. We also wish to thank everyone for their love, kindness, prayers, and support during Paul's illness and final days.
- Therese Marie, 1917-2008. The passing of Therese "Terry" Legare occurred at Stensrud Lodge on December 2nd, 2008. She was born and raised in Disley, Sask., moving to Willowbunch in her teenage years, where she met and later married Ernest Legare. She was predeceased by her parents, Alphonse and Almeda, two sisters and five brothers, husband Ernest and daughter Madeleine. She is survived by eight children: Claudette, Cecile, Ernie, Leo (Linda), Marie, Jerry, Ken (Brenda), Raymond (Rachel), granddaughter Marnie, grandsons Brandon, Jason and Jeremy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom's greatest loves were her children, grandchildren and traveling, which she did until becoming ill in 2006. She always had a suitcase packed and was ready to go. She also enjoyed reading, painting, music, sewing and volunteer work. Mom was especially proud of the ten year volunteer pin that she received for her weekly visits to the North Battleford Hospital. She would go there to cheer up the patients and play the piano for them. Her sense of humour and ready wit made her loved by all who met her. Many thanks to the wonderful, compassionate staff at Stensrud Lodge for their care of Mom during her two year stay, as well as their respect and consideration for the family. Thanks also to Dr. Boechler, who took the time to listen to our concerns and took Mom's welfare to heart, even making time to play a piano medley for her when he visited. Mom was not only our Mother, but our Best Friend. At Mom's request, there will be a private memorial service in the spring for family only. We mill miss you, Mom. Bon Voyage.
- Del Laverne passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007 just one month short of his 93rd birthday, at the Pasqua Hospital of heart failure. He was predeceased by his parents William George and Ethel Pearl. Del is survived by his sons: Gary and his wife Shirley of Lloydminster AB; Dale and his wife Shelly of Regina SK and Farryl and his daughter Courtney of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren: Shawn Loney and his wife Marnie of Regina; Brent Loney and his wife Marnie (not a misprint) and Del's first great grandchild Benjamin; Kyle Loney of Lloydminster; Rheana and her husband Vince Rogers of Denver, Colorado and Kendra Loney of Regina. Del started his married life with Astrid Legrande on a farm on the south side of the valley at Disley, SK and moved the family to Regina in 1956 to 1020 Queen Street. Del worked at Sherwood Co-op for many years. He was also involved with Cubs and Boy Scouts and was a scout leader for many years. Some of his favorite memories came when coaching the neighborhood boys in the local baseball leagues. When the boys grew up, Del joined the Odd Fellow's Lodge where he was an active leader and member as long as his health permitted and is a life member. He took great pride in the civic accomplishments of the Rebekah and Odd Fellow's Lodges. Del spent most of his early retirement years traveling and has been to Europe, all over the United States, the Caribbean, and on many ocean cruises. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Pasqua Hospital for their compassion and special efforts to make Del's final days as comfortable as possible. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Herbert Oswald our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed on to his heavenly father on Monday, April 5, 2004 after a full and caring life with his dear wife, children and grandchildren. Herbert was born on March 30, 1920 spending his childhood on his parents" farm and his teen years on his grandfather"s farm in the Lumsden/Disley district. Herbert is survived by: his wife Mabel, sons Arvid (Bernice) and Carl (Susan), and daughters Dorothea (Richard), Barbara (Dennis) and Laurel. Also he leaves eleven grandchildren, Aaron (Karen), Shawn (Shelly), Jason, Angela, Colleen, Kerry, Marina, Grayden, Miranda, Keenan and Chantelle and four greatgrandchildren, Akira, Emmitt, Austin and Jayden. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and three sisters; and survived by four sisters and one brother. Herbert's life revolved around his family. His every action and thought was centered on the wellbeing and needs of his wife and children. Herbert began married life farming near Disley. He left the farm shortly after the birth of his oldest child, moving to Regina where he made his home for the remainder of his life. Herbert worked briefly for Beaver Lumber until he began a job with the Regina Board of Education with whom he remained until his retirement in 1980. After retiring Herbert and Mabel traveled extensively before poor health confined the two to their home where they lived with, and were cared for by, their daughter and her husband, Barbara and Dennis. Herbert spent many hours building various crafts from pieces of furniture to scale replicas of the wagons he saw and used on the farm as a child. His many works provided a glimpse of his keen insight and creative mind as he constructed each piece-every one built to scale and accurate to the smallest detail. Herbert"s family wishes to express sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him over the years and especially to the doctors and nurses of Pasqua Palliative Care who eased his passing. The funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2004. A brief time of fellowship will follow the service before the interment at the Disley Cemetery, at approximately 4:00 pm.
- Mabel Adeline (nee Lidberg). On Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Mabel Adeline Luhning passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband, Herbert; parents, Peter and Minnie; brothers, Maynard and Raymond Lidberg. Mabel is survived by her two sons, Arvid (Bernice) of Saskatoon, Carl (Susan) of Regina; three daughters, Dorothea (Richard) Jensen, Barbara (Dennis) Demyen, of Regina, Laurel Sewap of Weyburn; one brother, Clarence (Esther) of Ormiston; one sister, Alice (Sydney) Hill of Estevan; and sister-in-law, Joyous of Moose Jaw; eleven grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 12, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Glen Stever officiating. Interment in Disley Cemetery.
- Helen Mary (nee Seifert), beloved wife of the late Walter Henry Luhning, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Oct. 26, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents Max and Mary Seifert; husband Walter Luhning; brothers Fred (sister-in-law Nellie) Seifert, John Seifert, and George Seifert; brother-in-law Jack Sullivan; and Walter's family members Elsie (Ernest) Gebhardt, Louise (Victor) Duquette, Dorothea (Charles) O'Toole, Herbert (Mabel) Luhning, and Henry Luhning. Helen is lovingly remembered by her children Richard (Arlene) Luhning and their children Warren (Robyn) (great grandchildren Harrison and Trevor), and Clark (Lisa) Luhning (great grandchild Brooke); Linda (John) Irving and their children John (Keri) Irving (great grandchildren Logan and Jones), James (Karen) Irving (great grandchild Anderson), and Joel Irving (great grandchild Hannah); Rodney (Norma) Luhning and their children Nathan (Alison) Luhning (great grandchildren Halcyon and Ginny), and Holly Luhning; Randy (Kathy) Luhning and their children Eric (Kate) Luhning, Collette (David) Stilborn, Nicole (Tony) Gill (great grandchild Jacob), and Kiel Luhning; Lorna Weisbrod and her children Craig Weisbrod, Megan Weisbrod and Kate-Lynn Weisbrod; siblings Ernie (Gwen) Seifert, Elsa Sullivan, Jim (Opal) Seifert, Walter (Marilyn) Seifert, Charlie (Faye) Seifert; sisters-in-law Theresa Seifert and Lottie Seifert; and Walter's family Alfred (Margaret) Luhning, Julie Luhning, Hertha (Vic) Rachul, Irma (Anatoly) Bulani, and Alma (Mike) Ponchuk; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Helen Seifert was born and raised on a farm near Disley, Sask. on Feb. 13, 1921. She was the eldest daughter in a family of nine children. Helen's mother died at the age of 36 years when Helen was 14 years old. Helen loved her time at school as a child but when her mother passed away, Helen left her studies at Little Lake School and assumed an adult role in helping care for the young Seifert family. Helen married Walter Luhning on Dec. 2, 1942. They shared 44 years together on their farm near Lumsden, Sask. Busy years were spent raising five children and enjoying the work of farming. Helen had a garden every year until the last two years of her life, and her love of gardening was imparted to her children and grandchildren. Helen's life was rich with family and community activities. She enjoyed being involved with sport days, ball games, curling, Homemaker Club, and the U.C.W. She taught Sunday school, provided leadership for C.G.I.T, and was treasurer for the Lumsden Band Association. As an adult, she completed her grade twelve and continued her love of learning through correspondence and community classes. Helen instilled her values of education within her family. Children were always a cherished part of Helen's life. Her long life was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen unfailingly supported all in their community activities and events. After Walter's passing, Helen remained on the farm until November, 2008 and then moved to Queen Victoria Estates in Regina. Helen made many new friends there and enjoyed being a member of the QVE Shuffleboard Club. Helen`s life touched all of us in a very special way. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The funeral service will be held Saturday Oct. 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew's United Church in Lumsden, Sask. Interment will be at the Disley Cemetery following the service.
- Evelyn, born in Kettleston, SK on January 2, 1914 and passed away in Comox, BC on October 20, 2004. Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, John; son Bob; daughter Elsie. Evelyn is survived by three sisters Rose, Shirley and Beth; two brothers Walter and Wilfred; sons, Hank, Ron and Ray. Funeral Service will be held TODAY (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Disley Cemetery.
- Joseph Albert. It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Joseph Albert, of Regina, on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Joe was born in Disley, SK to Rosalia and Joseph Lustig. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years Anne (Eide), five children: Randi (Gordon) Kennedy, Gary (Kathy), Janice, Linda (Douglas) Reinbold and Vicki Lee (Scott) Lachance; twelve grandchildren: Erin Kennedy (Jianni Marchiori), Sarah Kennedy (Pat Maloney), Jane (Trevor) Groff, Brett Lustig (Julianna Guffei), Thomas Lachance, Erik Lustig, Turner Lachance, Siri Reinbold, Stefan Reinbold, Taylor Lachance, Kari Lustig and Maren Reinbold; five great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Gianna and Luca Marchiori and Quinn and Bridget Maloney. Also fondly remembered by his sisters Hilda (Bill) Bennett and Josephine Seeley and brother Rudy Lustig as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his beloved granddaughter Lisa Lustig. Joe interrupted his teaching career to serve with the RCAF and Royal Norwegian Air Force during World War II. He met his wife Anne when he was stationed in Norway immediately after the war. They were married in Stavanger, Norway on November 10, 1945 and they later settled in Prince Albert where Joe continued his long career in education. While he was a principal, Joe earned both his B.A. and his B.Ed from the University of Saskatchewan. He retired in 1979 as Director of Education for Prince Albert Public School Division #3. During his years in Prince Albert, he devoted many hours to activities related to education, serving on the Continuing Education Committee and as Chairman of the Board of Natonum Community College. Joe was honored by the province with a commemorative medal in 1977 for his contributions to education. After his retirement, he and Anne enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona and summers with family at the cabin at Emma Lake. In 2004, Joe and Anne moved to Regina to be closer to family. Many thanks to the staff of the Veterans' Wing at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre who provided loving care for the last two years of Joe's life. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 190 Massey Road, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dr. Sid Haugen officiating.
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- Mary Marjorie (nee Smith). It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Mary Marjorie Madson at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 91. Marjorie was born June 5, 1912 at Dilke, Saskatchewan. Marjory was predeceased by her loving husband Svend; parents Elmer and Laura Smith; brothers: Russel, Hollis (infancy), Don (Tessie), Julian (Edna), Lawrence (Rita), Cecil; and brother-in-law George Stief. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Don) of Calgary; son Allan (Judy) of Airdrie AB; sister Alma Stief; brother Lloyd (Mae) of Regina; sister-in-law Katie of Dilke; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Bethune United Church, Bethune SK on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Walker officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Lance. On Thursday, April 21, 2005, Lance Marno, late of Porcupine Plain, and formerly of Weyburn, passed away at the Porcupine Plain Carragana Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Marno; brothers-in-law: Albert Bouchard, Glen Hodge, Cecile Bray; father-in-law, William McKee; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Eva and Marshall McKague; brothers-in-law: Ross and Roy McKee, Cliff Hanson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wileen and Bill McKague. Lance will be lovingly remembered by his wife Evelyn, son, Don (Irene) Marno of Prince Albert; daughters: Shirley (Larry) Fletcher of Saskatoon; Sharyn (Ken) Kruger of Cartier, MB; Margaret (Doug) Brehaut of Grande Cache, AB; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; sisters: Edna Bouchard, Winnipeg, MB; Agnes Hodge, Porcupine Plain; Lillian Bray, East Coulee, AB; sister-in-law, Helen Hanson, Quesnel, BC; and many nieces and nephews. Lancelot Marno was born March 17, 1916 at Bethune. He was raised in Bethune until moving to Porcupine Plain with his Dad and sisters after 1928. On March 17, 1940 he married Evelyn McKee in Tisdale. After their marriage, Lance and Evelyn farmed in the Porcupine Plain area until 1941 when they moved to London, ON where Lance found employment at the Kellogg's Company. He worked there for four years, then joined the navy during WW II where he was a gunner from 1943 to 1945. In 1947 Lance, Evelyn and family moved to McTaggart, where Lance owned a barber shop and pool hall until 1951. At this time he was hired by the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn as a barber, and remained there until he retired in 1981. After retirement, they moved back to Porcupine Plain. Lance enjoyed gardening, cooking and renovating his own homes as well as those of his children and grandchildren. Lance loved to do woodwork like building wishing wells, lawn chairs, bird houses, flower pots as well as many other articles which are enjoyed by many friends and family. Lance and Evelyn passed many long winters making blue jean quilts and purses. Lance also liked to spool knit touques and scarves which he liked to donate to others. Lance played hard ball during his younger years with the Saskatchewan Hospital team and enjoyed watching other sports as well. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. from Porcupine Plain Community Hall, with Mark Agrey officiating minister. Interment followed in Chelan Hillcrest Cemetery, Chelan. The active pallbearers were his grandchildren: Randy Marno, Kevin Marno, Barry Marno, Carri-Lynn Hoppe, Darnell McKinley, Stacey Brehaut, Andrea Kruger, Reagan Kruger, Laura Lee, Leann Silverthorn, John Fletcher, Kathy Hildebrand, and Carole Von Biela.
- Elaine (July 13, 1942 - August 29, 2013). Elaine, late of Bethune, SK passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2013 at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her father, mother, brother and sister, Elaine is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Gerald; sons, Wally (Shannon) and Kelly (Debbie) of Edmonton AB, Tom (Karen) of Wainwright AB; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother George and sister Lorraine. Graveside Service will be held at Bethune Cemetery, Bethune, SK on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Glenda Bokinac officiating. Lunch will be served at Bethune Hall following the Interment
- Alfred. On Friday, October 29, 2004, Alfred McBain, late of Calgary. Predeceased by his parents; his wife Geraldine; sister Lorna, Alfred is survived by his sons, Daniel (Marjolaine), Scott (Andrea); one grandson, Alexander; sister Ruth; four nieces and one nephew. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Rosemont United Church, 5000 8th Avenue with Darrell Reine, LPMIT officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Theresa Florence Mary (nee Smith). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother/grandmother/great grandmother on November 30, 2001 at the Lumsden & District Heritage Home. Theresa was born on February 4, 1914 to Leonard and Elizabeth Smith on their farm near Bethune, SK. She married John McClendon in 1937 and they lived most of their life in the Bethune area, except for a short period in Aldergrove and Langley, BC. Theresa loved every aspect of being a farm wife. She was an enthusiastic gardener and her love of animals was well known by all who knew her. Predeceased by her parents, husband John (1981) son-in-law Ben Brooks (1983), brother Leonard Jr. and brother Henry (1998). Mother will be lovingly remembered by; daughter Joyce (Frank) Brooks-Krushelinski of Saskatoon, Sk.; sons Jack of Regina, Sk. and Jim (Val) of Abbotsford, B.C. Grandma will be also greatly missed by her grandchildren; Stan (Ev) Brooks of Dapp, Ab., Rob (Cathy) Brooks of Arnprior, On., Natalie Jones of Aldergrove, B.C., Tyler McClendon (fiancee Katrina) and Kelly McClendon of Vancouver, B.C. and her great-grandchildren Yolanda, Lindsay & Jackson Brooks, Willy & Sarah Brooks, Devon & Preston Jones. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2001 at 2:00 pm from the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, Sk. Public visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. A private family interment to take place in the Bethune Cemetery.
- James Earl, formerly of Bethune, SK passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the age of 71. Jim was predeceased by his father, Hugh Earl McKechnie; wife, Matilda and two baby girls. Jim is survived by his mother, Thelma; sons, Wayne and Warren; daughters, Marlene and Sharon; brother, Morley; sister, Doreen; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. At Jim's request a private family service will be held at a later date.
- Matilda "Tillie" (nee Zahn) passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the age of 65. She leaves to mourn her passing, her loving children: Wayne and Marlene McKechnie and their family, Evan (Becky), Preston and Mike; Marlene and Don Hein and their family Calay (Jeremy), Christal, Rick (Shannon), Andrea (Dylan) and great grandchildren Alex, Spencer and Nicholas; Warren and Loretta McKechnie and their family Logan, Jordan and Adrianna; Sharon and Darren Baldock and their children Brenden and Zachary. She is also survived by one sister, Tessie Coderre, in-laws Morley and Cathy McKechnie, Doreen and Garry McKinnon, mother-in-law Thelma McKechnie and numerous nieces and nephews. Tillie was predeceased by two infant daughters, her parents Anton and Rose Zahn, her brothers Mike, Tony and Frank Zahn, her sisters Mary Massine and Lena Waffle. Also predeceased by father-in-law Earl McKechnie. We are grateful to mom's special friends and family who helped her to live her last eight months to the fullest. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2002 at 2 P.M. in Bethune Community Hall.
- Robert W. peacefully passed away on Friday, June 23, 2006. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Christina; sister, Jean Harvey and daughter in law, Dorie McKechnie. He is survived by Marion, his wife and best friend of 55 years; son, Hugh (Bev) McKechnie; daughter, Caryl Gardiner (Mike); granddaughters, Janna Hollinger (Todd) and Nicolette McKechnie. Robert (Bob) was born on July 21, 1922 on the family farm near Bethune, SK. He moved to Regina as a young man, eventually leading him to employment in 1955 at the Consumers Cooperative Refinery as a pipefitter. Bob and Marion built their own house where they raised their two children. One of his shining moments was when he became a Grandpa. He loved old time fiddle and polka music and even up to his last days would tap his spoons in time to the music. Bob was very loving and loyal to family and friends. We will miss him dearly. A tribute to Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:30 pm at Broadway United Church. Special thanks to nurses Linda and Val for their compassion and caring throughout his illness.
- Thelma 1910 - 2010. Our deep sense of loss and sorrow is tempered with joy in the memory of a life well lived. Thelma passed away peacefully in Moose Jaw, April 21st, 2010 in her 100th year. She was predeceased by her husband Earl, son Jim, daughter-in-law Tillie, seven siblings and two grandchildren. She is survived by her son Morley (Cathy); daughter Doreen (Garry); nine grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren; and ten great great grandchildren. Thelma and Earl enjoyed farming in the Gladstone School District for many years, then moved to Bethune in 1984. Thelma was a lifelong caregiver to many and always hospitably welcomed friends and family into her home. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held in the Bethune Community Hall on Monday, April 26th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
- Irene (nee Hannant) was born on June 8, 1928 in Bethune SK to Herb and Mary Hannant and passed away on September 30, 2013 in Regina, SK. She was the second born of 16 children. Irene was predeceased by her husband Lloyd; son Albert; two brothers; and six sisters. She is survived her children MaryAnne (Deb), Brian (Candice), Linda (John) and Heather (Bill); daughter-in-law Linda Lou; ten grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law and many extended family and friends. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating.
- Lydia (nee Crone). On May 6th, 2002 Lydia McLean, a recent resident of the Parkside Extendicare passed away at the age of 99 years, 2 months short of her 100th birthday. Predeceased by her parents Francis and Charlotte (Ross) Crone, a sister Marguerite Brown, 4 brothers Dave, Joe, Alex and George, also her husband Gerald McLean a son Jack McLean and a son-in-law Michael Zahn. She leaves to mourn her passing a son Don McLean of Moose Jaw, 2 daughters Ethel (Norm) Fisher of Bethune, and Gayle Payette of Regina, a sister-in-law Mary Crone. She also had 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Lydia received her education at a small country school at Richardson, Central Collegiate in Regina, then going on to Success Business College. In 1921 she arrived in Bethune after accepting a job as a secretary at the Royal Bank. While in Bethune she also worked as Assistant Secretary at the R.M. of Dufferin, she was manager at the Co-Op store for a number of years before retiring to Regina where again she worked for several different companies. As requested there will be no funeral after cremation, but a Celebration of Life will be held in Bethune at a later date.
- Reginald John Brian, of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. W. Dorothy McNally, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Brian leaves to cherish his memory four sons: David McNally; Bob (Bev) McNally and their children, Shauna and Sara; Pat (Nora) McNally and their children, Joel, Elizabeth and Connor; and Jim (Wendy) McNally and their son, Phillipe; one brother, Patrick (Raymonde) McNally; as well as several nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Marguerite McNally; one grandson, Seumas; and one brother, Hugh. Brian was born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan in 1922 and was raised on the family farm in Bethune. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. He enlisted in the Army at the start of WWII and while in Ontario, met and married his life partner Dorothy. They moved to Sarnia, Ontario where their four boys were born. In 1954 they moved to Fort Saskatchewan and then in 1956 to Medicine Hat where Brian worked as Plant Engineer for North West Nitro/Western Co-op retiring in 1982. After retirement he helped his son, Pat, for two years with a tree trimming business. He always felt this was a great time; physically working hard and spending a lot of time at coffee with his son. He subsequently did some consulting work with Pat and also worked on the reconditioning of a fertilizer plant near Pincher Creek. Brian was a tireless volunteer. He was a life time member of the Rotary Club, and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. He served on the hospital board for twelve years. He was very proud of his work with the Rotary Music Festival and from 1983 to 1985 was President of the Alberta Music Association. In 1986 he received the Alberta Achievement Award for his work as a volunteer, and again in 1994, he was recognized by APEGGA with a Special Service Award for over 40 years of volunteer work in the community of Medicine Hat. He was very proud of his years as a volunteer coach of the AMAC swim club, where he had a positive affect on many of the young people of Medicine Hat. He will be missed. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held. Interment will take place at a later date in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
- Arthur Francis. On Friday, Dec 22, 2006 Arthur Francis Mead, late of Regina formerly of Bethune, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Art was born Dec 29, 1917 on a farm south of Bethune, Sask. He was predeceased by his wife Murle in 1985, father Fred and mother Mary, and sister Gladys (Charles) Turtle, sister in law Peg Mead, brother in law Floyd Lawson, brother in law Steve Sluzalo, brother in law Grant Evans, brother in law Phil Lawson, sister in law Elaine (Toby) Serack, brother in law James Broome. He is survived by his son Robert (Linda) Mead, daughter Myrna (Jim) Peno and son Glen (Donna) Mead; grandchildren Brian (Peg) Mead, Colin Mead, Rebecca (Glenn) Cook, Nicole Peno, Michelle (Scott Schuba) Mead, Amanda (Chris Kohl) Mead and Tim Mead along with 9 great grandchildren Nicole, BreAnne, Alyssa, Samantha, Cassie, Jesse, Tracy, Landyn and Alecia; sisters Doris Evans, Bernice Lawson; Brother Norman (Ray) Mead, sister in law Evelyn (Bob ) Huntley, sister in law Doreen Hill, sister in law Lorraine (Reg) Rayner, sister in law Jennie Lawson; and many nieces & nephews. Art spent his whole life farming in the Bethune District with his many friends and neighbors. He had joined the Army in 1941 and served until his release in 1946. In those years he served in France, Italy, and Holland. Art returned home to his love of farming when he met & married Murle Lawson. He farmed until he retired at the age of 76 continuing to live at his home in Bethune. His passions in life were his family, grandchildren & great grandchildren, friends, nature, the country life, and a good round of crib, dice, rummy or any board game. Another passion was his involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #304. For this he worked tirelessly until his health would no longer permit. In 2004 Art moved to the Two Spirit Country Care Home near Regina Beach, SK. where he resided until Nov 2005. He then moved to Wascana Veterans Unit 3-5 in Regina, SK. where he resided until his passing. Art will be greatly missed but forever remembered for his wonderful smile, great wit and all around love of life. A special thank you to Dr. Newton and all the caring staff on Unit 3-5 Wascana Veterans Unit. Also a very special thank you to a very special nurse who had also cared for Art's mother. A funeral service will be held in Bethune Community Hall, Bethune SK. on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Lee Tennyson officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Regina SK. on Friday December 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Norman Mead passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 24, 2012 with the family by his side at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary; first wife Peggy; brother Art; sister Gladys; and son Joe. Norman is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ray; children Mary (Greg), Tom (Anita), Barbara, Theresa (Andy), Randy (Shirley), Yvette (Terry), Kevin (Kim), Charlene, Kay, Marj (Larry), Bob (Sandra) and Julie; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norman was born in the Bethune area. He moved to Zehner where he farmed for 45 years as well as drove truck. Upon his retirement, Norman and Ray moved to Regina. He will be sadly missed by all. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Theodore. We are saddened to announce the passing of Theodore Melanchuk, aged 85, at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. He will be dearly missed by Jean, his beloved wife of 58 years; his son, Tim and partner Kemila; daughter, Trudy Friesen and husband Gerald, granddaughter Natasha Friesen; brother, George; sister-in-law, Kay; and his many nephews and nieces of whom he was very fond. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Wesley; sisters, Muriel and Vera; and brothers, Art and Dan. Ted was born in Bethune, SK and moved to Regina at an early age. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the 2nd World War doing convoy duty in the North Atlantic. After the war he settled in Vancouver where he and Jean were married in 1951 and where they started their family. In 1965 the family moved to Saskatoon where Ted and his brother started their own business. Ted worked at that business until he retired in 1987. Ted was an avid golfer and was a member at Riverside Golf Club for over 30 years. Ted will be remembered by all for his sense of humour, his generosity of spirit, and the warmth and kindness he brought to all that he met, including strangers in the aisle of the supermarket. A Celebration of Ted's Life will be held at Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre (915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon) on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m.
- Millicent Lavina (nee Stewart) passed away peacefully on November 11, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Millicent in predeceased by her parents Harvey and Kathleen, brother Robert Stewart and sister Margaret Howell. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 52 years, Harvey; son Thomas Miller and former daughter-in-law Laney; daughter Marcie (Chris) Aird; grandchildren: Shelby, Regan, Jody, Ryan, and Victoria; sister Virginia Pelletier; and brother Melvin Stewart; as well as many other relatives and friends. Millicent was born in Bethune on January 18, 1936. She grew up in the Sunset School district until her family moved to Moose Jaw and she attended high school at Central Collegiate. In 1959 Millicent married Harvey Miller. In 1967 they moved to Craik and began farming. Millicent loved spending time with her family, and was happiest working with the farm animals and in the company of her pets. One of Millicent's passions in life was the time she spent working in the Craik area as a home care aide, providing assistance to others. She was also proud of her Irish ancestry. A Celebration of Millicent's life will be held at the Craik United Church, Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Hilda Dale will officiate. A private family interment will take place at the Craik Cemetery in the spring. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Craik and District Health Center for the exceptional care provided to Millicent recently, as well as Ann McGinnis for her frequent visits during a difficult time.
- Richard H. 'Dick' of Pense, Sask. Royal Canadian Legion member #1141893, died peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2002 with his wife and family by his side at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Bernie, children Brenda (Doug) Norman, Faye (Bill) Langlois, Richard (Laura) Moltz, Traci (Paul) Ethier and their families. Also left to mourn: sisters Margot (Herb), Irma (Ken), brother Herman (Donna); sisters-in-law Leona (Fred), Irene (John), Mildred (Leonard) and their families. A celebration of life will take place at the Pense Community Hall, Pense, SK on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Howard Burnie officiating.
- Ernest Clarke Mortin, formerly of Bethune, SK, died quietly in hospital in Saskatoon on June 11, age 100. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 69 years, daughters Jean Mortin of Saskatoon, Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, MN and Sharon (Jim) Jeeves of Wolseley, SK, and daughter-in-law Isabel Mortin of Lethbridge, AB, by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren in Canada and the United States, and by one brother, Ken, of Virginia Beach, VA. He was predeceased by his son David in 2004, and by four sisters and three brothers. Born on July 2, 1905 to Evans and Elizabeth Mortin in Forest, ON, Ernie moved with his family to Strasbourg, SK in 1906 and to a farm near Dilke in 1914. He worked as a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool agent in Dilke and had an insurance business. He retired from the elevator in 1965 and he, Helen and Sharon moved to Bethune, where he continued his insurance business. In 1999, he and Helen moved to Saskatoon. A memorial service will be held in Bethune United Church on Monday, June 26 at 1.30 p.m.
- Helen Elizabeth (nee Stanfield), formerly of Bethune, SK, died quietly at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon on January 19, 2007 age 96, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by Ernie, her husband of 69 years, in 2006 and by son David in 2004. She is survived by daughters Jean (Jenni) Mortin of Saskatoon, Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, MN, and Sharon (Jim) Jeeves of Wolseley, SK, and daughter-in-law Isabel Mortin of Calgary, AB, by seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren in Canada and the United States, and by sister Mearl Miller and brother Ralph Stanfield of White Rock, BC. Helen was born in Iowa in 1910 to Ralph and Cora Stanfield, who moved to Craik, SK in 1913. She attended Normal School in Regina and taught in schools in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba before her marriage in 1936. She and Ernie lived in Dilke, SK for 29 years, where she taught music and was organist and choir director in the United Church. When they moved to Bethune in 1965, she became organist and choir director of Bethune United Church. They moved to Saskatoon in 1999. A memorial service will be held in Bethune United Church at a later date.
- Jessie Elizabeth 'Beth' (nee Bradley) passed into God's eternal care on June 22nd, 2002 at age 82. Beth was born in Kedleston, Sask. She taught school in the Strasbourg & Bulyea area for two years before moving to Ontario to marry Ken Mortin from Dilke. Her parents George and Jessie (Rogan) Bradley and her sister Lois Jones predeceased her. Beth is survived by her husband Ken, daughters Shirley Pickering and her son Mathew of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Beverley (Ron) Hauser and their daughter Megan of Troy, Michigan, son Gordon (Melinda) Mortin of Kennesaw, Georgia, four sisters, Jean Grund, Regina, Peg Mortin, Bethune, Helen Busch, Imperial, Louise Hickey, Penticton, BC, and two brothers, Jack (Shirle) Bradley, Regina, Archie (Silvia) Bradley, Bethune, as well as many nieces and nephews.
- Lloyd Edward passed away June 8, 2001 at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his wife Joan (1997), daughter Margaret (1996). He is survived by his daughters, Janet (Don) Young of Regina, Wendy Brown of Moose Jaw, April (Malcolm) Bull of Bethune, Shelley (Miles) Dobranski of Regina, Marilyn (Andy) Taylor of HayRivers, N.W.T. and grandchildren. Brothers Ross and Roy and sisters Audrey, Beatrice, Lila. Also numerous nieces and nephews. At Dads request there will be no funeral. Burial will be held at a later date.
- Thomas Ross (May 29, 1924 - March 16, 2011). Ross passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Pasqua Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marjorie; his children, Ronald (Marilyn), Bonnie, Richard (Darlene), Temple (Lloyd), Marilyn (Alan), Les (Heather); good friend Pat Kipper; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; brother Roy (Kathleen) and sister Beatrice; brother-inlaw Jim; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Eleanor; son Terry; grandson Leonard; granddaughter Tammy; brother Lloyd (Joan); sister Audrey (Chet); brother-in-law Earl; and sister Lila. Special thanks to the nurses in Emergency, Palliative Care and Unit 3D and Debbie. Funeral Service will be held at the Bethune Community Hall on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dan Esch officiating.
- Nick. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on December 30, 2008 in the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg. Nick was born on September 12, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His parents and brothers moved to the community of Bethune in 1929 where they homesteaded. Nick and Mabel farmed near Bethune from 1952 to 1981. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Many parties and good times were hosted by Nick and Mabel at the farm in Bethune and at the cabin. Nick loved spending good times with family and friends into the early morning hours. Nick is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mabel, his children Linda (Rod), Ron (Laurilee) and Marla (Doug), his grandchildren Beau (Amy), Nichola, Barry (Danielle), Brodie, Braden, Drew, Morgan, Kasie, Kolton, Dillon, Lucas, Liam and Dawson, his great grandchildren Tom, Samantha, Charles, Alex, Skylar, Taylar and Matthew, brother John (Mildred) and numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was predeceased by his father Mike, mother Annie, two infant sisters, brother Bill, brother Pete (Evelyn) and niece Gail. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 3, 2009 at 2 PM from Bethune Community Hall.
- Thomas Arthur. With sorrow we announce the passing of Thomas "Tom" Arthur Murdoch, late of Bethune, SK, suddenly on January 4, 2008, at 65 years of age. He was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Frances (Godwin) Murdoch, and his brother, Allan. He is survived by son Rob; sister, Kay (John) Vienneau and her children, Lisa and Annette, and their children; and his sisterin-law Betty Murdoch and her sons, Tyler (Angie) and daughter, and Jade; his loving aunt, Vi Seifert and several cousins, especially Shirley, Dave and Kirsten. Private family service was held.
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- Elmer Merle. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elmer Merle Neugebauer on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the age of 71 years. Elmer will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Faith; son, Terry (Brenda); daughter, Sheila (Larry) Fishley; grandchildren, Colin (Ann Renee), Becky (Scott) Olliver, Larry (Fallon), Ashley (Shaun) Bundus, Ryan and Brooke Fishley; great grandchildren, Ote, Saige and Shiloh Poirier, Shenai and Ace Neugebauer, Daylynn, Tylen and Corbin Neugebauer; sister, Edna (Joe) Koch; sister-in-law, Grace (Don) Lyman; brother-in-law, Orville (Carolyn) Dauncey, as well as many other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Lena Neugebauer. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethune Cemetery.
- Loyce Edith (nee Shaw) born December 9, 1927 in Bethune, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully September 12, 2011 in Abbotsford, BC following a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her loving husband Dale of 39 years; daughter Traci Lynne Goetz; sons Clay Dean Young of Winnipeg, Dane Ernest Young (Laura) of Delta; stepdaughter Nancy Campbell Anger (Ron) of Oakville, Ontario; 5 grandchildren: Noelle Harrison (Joshua), Chelsea Goetz, Cole Young, Sierra Young, Jenessa Miglietta; great grandchildren Graydon and Logan Harrison; 2 sisters Gladys Mary Eleanor Mickleborough (Carmen) and Ruby O'Sullivan, both of Regina; and many relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Florence Shaw. Loyce was a member of Zarah Temple #72, Daughters of the Nile and was well known in Regina for her fundraising for Shrine Circus, Regina Rams Junior Football Club; Regina Pats Hockey Club and The Travellers Day Parade. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at both ARHCC and Menno Home Special Care Unit 1 East.
- Gordon Wallace. On July 27, 2011 Gord Norman of Findlater passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 61 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Glenda: three children, Carmelle (Brian) Hainstock, Tanya (Kelly) Hannan and Chris (Janelle Selinger); four step-children, Darin (Marla) Chow, Dale (Kirsten) Chow, David (Deana) Chow and Dawn Marie Chow; 11 grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Connor, Tyler, Parker, Shaelyn, Kayla, Carley, Jacey, Zach and Oliver; mother, Mabel; brothers, John and Doug (Brenda); as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Maureen; father, Irv; brother, Earl and granddaughter, Paige. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bethune Community Hall in Bethune, SK with a Private Family Internment followed in the Bethune Cemetery.
- Mabel passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in Moose Jaw, SK at the age of 92 years. She is predeceased by her husband Irvin; three sons, John, Gordon, and Earl; daughter-in-law Maureen; great granddaughter Paige Jenna Norman. Left to cherish her memory is her son Doug (Brenda); daughter-in-law Glenda; nine grandchildren Shauna, Derek, Renn (Earl's children), Carmelle, Tanya, Chris (Gordís children), Craig, Kyle, Jaret (Dougís children) and their families. Mabel was born and raised on a farm near Tuxford, SK. After attending normal school she taught at Briercrest, Macroirie, and Clarendon School near Chamberlain. While teaching at Clarendon School she met and married Irvin. They farmed in the Sunset School District just north of Buffalo Pound Lake. Mabel was very artistic and in her later years she spent countless hours drawing, sketching, and painting the many pictures that grace her familyís walls. Mabel loved her family and was a very caring and thoughtful person. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Providence Place, 100 - 2nd Ave. NE., Moose Jaw, SK with Glenda Bokinac officiating.
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- Merle D. "Mike" passed away suddenly on Monday, October 22, 2007 at the age of 66. He was born May 21, 1941 in Wadena, Sask. Merle is predeceased by his parents, Cyril and Bessie Stittle; his first wife, Kathryn (Kathy) and brother Sven. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrna; son, Mike (Karen) Oberg; daughters, Marlene (Denis) Belliveau and Karen (Dwight) Muller; stepson, Trevor (Karen) Birns; stepdaughter, Jackie Birns and grandchildren, Jarilynn, Gary, Carlene, Danielle, Marcel, Anthony, Luke, Rebecca and Robert. He is also survived by his brothers, Ken, Vern, Varden, and Greg,;brother-in-law Marv (Carol); sisters-in-law, Margaret and Margaret (Harold) as well as many nieces and nephews. Merle's life involved his family and friends, hunting, fishing, gardening, and helping anyone who needed it. The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Brenda Ash, Joanna Demyen, Selena Crossley, Donna Prince, Walmart staff, EMS, and the staff of Pasqua Hospital Emergency Department. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Merle's Life at 3:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Glen Elm Church of Christ 1825 Rothwell Street, Regina, SK. Interment will take place at the Disley Cemetery immediately following the service. Everyone is invited for a lunch at the Disley Community Hall following the interment.
- Joan E. "Betty" (nee Campbell). Tuesday, May 2, 2006, marked Betty's birthday into the better life. Survived by her sister, Gwen Brierley, and her brothers: John (Pearl), Donald (Kay), and Kenneth (Grace) Campbell; her nieces and nephews: Don (Marlene) Brierley, Richard Fehler, Charles, Doug, Hugh (Lenny) and Deanna Campbell, Sandra (Michael) Roberts, Don (Beth), Bruce and Alan Campbell, Grant (Linda) Campbell, and Brenda (George) Berger. Predeceased by her niece Carman Fehler, in April 2002. Betty was born at Bethune, SK., on May 17, 1924, and attended Gladstone rural school, Bethune High and Balfour Tech. Throughout her adult life in Regina she was employed by the Provincial government. In her retirement years she enjoyed gardening, the Orchid Society, The Sons of Scotland, stamp collecting, organ lessons, Roughrider football games, and valued her membership in Westminster United Church. The memorial service for Betty will be held at Westminster United Church, 3025 13thAve. Regina, on Monday May 8th at 1:30 p.m.
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- John (1919 – 2014). John passed away peacefully in Regina on Friday, December 19, 2014 after a short illness. John is lovingly remembered by his wife of seventy-one years, Helen; daughter Elaine (Larry) Ceholski; son Gordon Paseznak; and daughter-in-law Marion Paseznak; six grandchildren: Jason and Clint (Nadine) Ceholski, Shannon (Nathan) Campbell, Tanya (Clark) Mundt, Scott Paseznak and Amber (Tyler) Flett; seven great-grandchildren: Nick, Dalton and McKenna Ceholski, Rylann Campbell, Warrick and Ada Mundt and Roman Flett; sister Irene Goodhue; sister-in-law Lillian Paseznak; nieces and nephews: Marianne, Marilyn, George, Wendy and Roy; great- nieces and nephews: Michelle, Michael, Tim and Tina; as well as several great- great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Robert John Paseznak; parents, George and Mary; siblings: Tom (Kay), Janet (Tony) Mildenberger, Mike (Susie) and William; brother-in-law Roy Goodhue. John was born on the farm near Disley, SK. He was conscripted to the army in 1940 and served overseas during WWII in the Engineering Corps. After being discharged from the army in 1945, following the war, he worked in Regina as a taxi driver and chauffeur until 1975. He was trained in electronics in the 1940s and also worked in this trade until 2010. John met the love of his life, Helen Suszycki in Toronto in 1941 and they were married in 1943. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Dunstan Patrick. On Friday July 13, 2007 The Reverend Dunstan Patrick Pasterfield died at the age of 90. Dunstan is survived by his wife Veronica; Chris - Karen (Nicki, Ryan, Tanner and Grady Hoffman; Andy and Geoff); Susan - James Rollins (Mark, Simon and Tallis); Sally Orr (Courtney); Marty Marnie (Ryan, Rainey and Olivia Benson; James, Kristie, Zak, Taylor, and Aiden Benson; Jordan Benson; Jake, Tom, and Matt); Clare Pasterfield - Richard Ouellette (Jillian and Blake); and numerous nephews and neices in England. He was born in Bethune and grew up in Craik, Watrous, Kamsack and Outlook. During WWII, he joined the Indian Army reaching the rank of Major. He trained Sikh, Muslim and Hindu recruits for the 15th Punjab Regiment. He was ordained a priest in 1951 in England and moved back to Canada. The Parishes of Shaunavon, Estevan, St. Mary's Regina, and Team Ministry of St. Michael's and All Angels, Church of the Good Shepherd and Transfiguration of our Lord Calgary called and, upon retirement, he and Veronica moved back to his beloved Saskatchewan. He continued his study of the nature of the prairies and astronomy with a special interest in deep sky observing. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 15th Ave and Montague St.
- Charles Francis Patience, late of Moose Jaw, SK and formerly of Bethune, SK, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the age of 99 years. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Brenda Boos, Norma (Stuart) McLennan and Doug (Patti) Patience; his very special grandchildren: Heather (Evan) Laturnas, Jeff Boos, Jane (Remi) Poissant, Billy and Haley (Braiden Quinn) Garrett; his cherished great- grandchildren: Jenna and Bree Poissant, and Sarah and Owen Laturnas; his sisters-in-law, Shirley and Colleen Shanks; as well as many nieces and nephews and special friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanie whom he married in 1942 just three days before joining the air force; his parents, Alexander and Kate; his brother, Alexander (Ruth and Shirley); his sisters, Harriett (John) Young and Catherine (James) Crandon; his daughter-in-law, Karen Patience; and his son-in- law, Ron Boos. Except for his time in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and a short time working in the construction industry after the war, Charlie spent his life farming in the Bethune area. Charlie was a proud supporter of his community, holding volunteer positions on many committees over the years including the Bethune Cemetery Committee that he chaired for over 25 years. He was a self-taught and accomplished carpenter. He designed and built many pieces of furniture for family and friends. He had a love of horses, and as a hobby he painted and harnessed ceramic horses, fashioning the harnesses to exactly replicate the way they were harnessed in the early 1900s. He lived independently in Bethune until he was 96 when he moved to Moose Jaw. Charlie was one of those people that friends and neighbours always knew they could call on when they needed a helping hand. Charlie's last request to his family and friends was, "Be happy for me". Interment will take place at a private family graveside service. A Eulogy and Time of Fellowship for family and friends will take place on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethune Community Hall.
- Jeanie (nee Shanks), late of Bethune, passed away at the Craik & District Health Centre on Thursday, June 10, 2004 at the age of 85 years surrounded by her family. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 61 years, Charles; her daughters Brenda (Ron) Boos, Norma (Stuart) McLennan; and her son Doug (Patti Vance); her very special grandchildren, Heather McLennan (Evan Laturnas), Jeff Boos, Jane (Remi) Poissant and Billy and Haley Garrett; her sisters Bessie Hill, Janet (Bob) Traquair; her brothers Bill (Shirley) Shanks, Alex (Colleen) Shanks and her many cherished nieces and nephews and her dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents Angus and Christina Shanks, brother John (Irene) Shanks; sisters Margaret (Archie) Cameron, Christina (Les) Webster; brother-in-law Reuben Hill; sister-in-law Jean Shanks; and her beloved daughter-in-law Karen Patience. Jeanie will be fondly remembered for her love of family, her kindness to others and her concern for those less fortunate. Funeral Service will be held in the Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Walker officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Donald Laverne passed away suddenly at home in Bethune, SK. on June 29th, 2011. Don, beloved husband of Lois for over 58 years. Predeceased by his daughters Barbara Tempel, Beverly, and Karen Patience and by his brothers Ivan, Percy, Ray and Stan. Loving father of Gary (Deb), Les (Donna), Brian (Kim), and Janet Cookson. Cherished Grandpa of Carla Allen (Nick), Cindy, Jennifer (Ian McLeod), Jinelle, Brandi Lea, Eric, Bailey, Madison, Dennis (Laura), Derek (Jenna), Takao, Jayce, Darcy (Alison Hipkin), Kevin (Loretta Nosbush), Bradon, Justin, Kim Bedard (Marc), Lexi, Bobbi, Zak, Carson, Kristie Briske (Aron), and Jordynn. He will be missed by his sisters Zella Weis (Albert, deceased), Esther Duncan (Herb, deceased), and Marina Atkinson (Colin, deceased). He is survived by sons-in-law Bob Tempel and Doug Patience. He will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Donald was born on the family farm in the Westridge District to Charles and Annie Paul on October 16, 1932. He worked on the family farm while attending Westridge School. He married his school sweetheart Lois Campbell in 1953 and the couple began their own family and took over the family farm. They moved to Bethune in 1966 to make transportation to school easier for their 7 children, although they continued to farm the family farm. Don retired in 2002, after 60 years of farming. He had a strong passion for fishing, hunting, camping, and gardening, especially his tomatoes. He loved his family and enjoyed many family gatherings. He curled until his boys started hockey, and he coached them for many years. In his later years he enjoyed getting together with neighbours to play cards, and watching the grandkids in their various activities. Funeral Services for Don will be held at the Bethune Community Hall on Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 2:00 pm, with a private family interment to follow at Bethune Cemetery.
- Janet Margaret (nee Anderson) passed away on March 30, 2012. Born November 21, 1921 in Montreal, QC to Tom and Mary Anderson, Janet grew up in Bethune, SK and went on to become a teacher. She played one season in the All- American Girls Professional Baseball League, won the first Western Canadian curling championship in 1953, and was a three-time provincial curling champion. She was a long-time resident of Regina. Janet was predeceased by her mother and father, Tom and Mary Anderson, her husband Max, of 57 years, and two infant daughters. She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Fred) Lowenberger of Pilot Butte, son Tom (Brenda) Perkin of Punnichy, grandchildren; Fred (Tanya), Jeff (Amanda), Michael (Leanne), David (Hope), Kristine (Colby), and Janean (Stephen), great-grandchildren; Jaida, Brooklyn and Abbey. A celebration of Janet's life will take place at the Zion United Church at 120 Broad Street on Thursday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m.
- Helen (nee Scrope). On Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Helen Powers, late of Regina, Sask., passed away suddenly at the age of 79 years. She was predeceased by her husband Charlie Powers in 1986; her parents; stepbrothers Steve, John (Billie) and George; sisters Mary (Steve) and Anna (Herb); brothers Henry (Ida) and Dan and sister-in-law Anne Scrob. Helen is survived by her daughters Lois (Jerry), Sharron and her son Bill (Sharon); granddaughters Shauna and Brooke; great-granddaughter Hunter who was the joy of her life and Helen's brother Bill as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was born on December 25, 1922 and was raised in the Fox Hills District, Dysart, SK. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Mr. Jim Freeman, officiating. The Interment will follow in the Disley Cemetery, Disley, SK.
- Beryl (nee Holt). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our mom, Beryl, on September 2, 2010 at the age of 70. Predeceased by her husband Ernie, parents Earl and Muriel Holt, and special friend Clinton (Kelly) Gallaugher, Beryl will be forever cherished and remembered by her children Warren (Louise), Rodney (Christie), Nicole (Rob), and grandchildren Jessica, Trevor, Kelsey, Allison, Erin, Anson, and Bryn. Beryl is also survived by her brother Leonard (BettyAnn), and sister Carol (Tony) Antonini, plus many extended family and friends. A come and go memorial luncheon will be held at the Best Western Seven Oaks, Banyon Center, 777 Albert Street N., Regina, SK, on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
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- Lila (nee Mountenay) passed away peacefully in her 79th year at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Predeceased by her parents, brother, Lloyd (Joan), sister, Audrey (Chet), brother-in-law, Earl Fishley, also Ruby (Jack) Harlton and Edith (Grant) Prentice. Lila leaves to mourn her husband of 58 years, Jim; brothers: Roy (Kathy) Mountenay, Ross (Marj) Mountenay and sister, Beatrice Fishley; four children: Tom (Val) Burnaby, B.C., Bob (Terry) Bethune, Martin (Shelley) Surrey, B.C., and Jane (Tom Cochrane) of Blue Springs, Missouri; ten grandchildren: Kyla, Tyerel, Mark, Nicole, Dawn and Amber (Mike), Kanda, Chris, Ellie and Nate; three greatgrandchildren: Desiree, Leto and Nevaeh. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bethune Community Hall on Tuesday June 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm.
- Mary (nee Shatkowski) passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 22, 2007 in the Santa Maria Nursing Home. She leaves to mourn, husband Roy, daughter Doris Boyle, son Ron (Edwina), Bethune, grandchildren, Troy (Manuela), Bethune and Rhonda (Terry) Bennett, Lumsden, great-grandchildren Tyren, Tyce, Rylan, Raedyn Bennett, Tia and Ben Riche, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Born February 1, 1920 to Joseph and Josephine Shatkowski, siblings Nellie Ball, Ben and Walter (Flo). At age 4 Mary's mother passed away. Her dad remarried and Mary gained more siblings Olive, Helen, Albert, Margaret, Aloise, Edward and Dave. Born and raised on the Shatkowski Homestead, she took her schooling in Findlater. She married Roy Riche on November 5, 1938. They lived in Bethune until moving to Regina in 1975. They spent many summers at Eldora Beach and winters in Arizona. They travelled to various destinations and enjoyed life to the fullest. Mary was a very loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her quick wit and sense of humour, leaves wonderful memories with family and friends. Visitation Tuesday, March 27, 2007 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Service on Wednesday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. in Bethune United Church, Bethune, SK.
- Mike of Lumsden Heritage Home, formerly of Regina and Bethune, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005, just one month short of his 99th birthday. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ethel; his second wife, Esther; his son, Roy; parents, Jim and Donna; and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Sophie (Jim) and Ruby (Frank). He is survived by his daughter Mildred (John) Mucha and his two sons, Jim (Jeannette) and George (Dolores); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-six greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; and his brother, Roy (Mary). Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. A Graveside Service will be held in Bethune Cemetery at 4:00 p.m.
- Roy passed away peacefully at Pasqua Hospital with his family by his side on December 2, 2008. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary, his brother Mike, sisters Ruby and Sophie and his son-in-law Bill Boyle. He leaves to mourn his daughter Doris Boyle, son Ron (Edwina) Riche, grandchildren Troy (Manuela) and Rhonda (Terry) Bennett and great grandchildren; Tia, Ben and Kate Riche, Tyren, Tyce, Rylan and Raedyn Bennett and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy received his education at Gladstone School. He married Mary Shatkowski and they were married for 68 years. Roy and Mary lived on the farm until 1948 when they moved to Bethune. They retired to Regina in 1975. Roy farmed in the Bethune district until he purchased the Bethune Hotel. Unable to get a liquor license, he ran many business; ice cream parlor, motion pictures in surrounding towns and cattle buyer. He organized a Moose Lodge and finally in 1955 he was able to open Bethunes first licensed beverage room. In the meantime he operated Cockshutt Implement Dealership. He was on several dealer advisory boards. Roy was on the RM if Dufferin 190 Council for 12 years and on the village Council for 2 years. His interests included hunting, fishing and curling, but most of all his love of cars (all 48). In the early years he played accordion with his friend Tony Shatkowski at numerous dances and private parties. His idol was Frankie Yankovic which in later years he became his personal friend. Roy and Mary travelled extensively to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, Caribbean cruises and eventually they spent their winters in Arizona. They lived life to the fullest and partied hardy! Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 10:00am at Speers Funeral Chapel located at 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Sask.
- Walter Karl, born August 2, 1924, in Disley, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2008 at Extendicare Parkside in Regina. Predeceased by wife Lucille, his parents Karl and Helen, and brother Art; Walter is survived by son Dale (Marilynn), and grandchildren, Sarah and Joel of Regina; daughter Marilou (Craig) of Richmond, B.C; sister Doris and brothers Gordon (Alice), Charles, Con (Marilyn), Ernie, and Ervin (Coleen), and many nieces and nephews. Walter's memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 370 McIntosh Street N., Regina on Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
- Leonard Arichibald late of Bethune, SK passed away with family by his side on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers, Gordon and Bob; sister, Irene. Len is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley; daughter, Donna (Don) Evans and their children, Shane (Erin), Patrick (Tristyn); daughter, Sherry (Jack) Hamilton and their children, Kari, Kim (Jarret); son, Lonny (Stacey) and children, Megan, Melisa, Marley, Bryce, Donovan, Robert; two special great granddaughters, Mackenzie and Jordyn; sisters, Edith Wagner and Carol Lesser; sisters and brothers in law, Helen Riddell, Grace (Allen) Engel, Alan Hurford and Edith Lander. Farming was Len's life. He was proud of Riddell's Ranch, the 126 year old homestead. Len was community minded. He was a long time 4-H leader, a charter member of the Bethune Lions Club and a 35 year member of Sask Wheat Pool and a lifetime member of the Bethune Curling Club. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at the Bethune Community Hall. Private family interment will follow at a later date. The family would like to give thanks to the CCU nurses and a special thanks to Dad's favourite home care nurses, Brenda, Diane, Sharon and Greg for their wonderful care.
- Jack. On Friday, March 6, 2009, Jack Rogan late of Regina, passed away. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Eva, nieces, nephews, and friends. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. A private family interment will be held in Disley cemetery at a later date.
- June Eva passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on April 1, 2005 after a long illness. June was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan November 6, 1919, the daughter of James Spencer Rowand and Minnetta Frances Rowand (nee Scott). She was predeceased by her brother John Allan Rowand and sister Elizabeth Frances Rowand. June will be sadly missed by her brother James George Rowand (Elaine Rowand) and her sister Phyllis Anne Jones (Arthur Jones) and by her cousins John Rowand, Sheila Rowand and Shirley Black. June was loved by her many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and many cousins all who knew her as Aunt June. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday evening, April 6, 2005 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 240 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary. Memorial Services will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2005.
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- Lena (nee Kotylak) Albus Schick. On Saturday, June 20, 2009 Lena Schick of Bethune went to join her Lord and Saviour at the age of 79 years. Lena was predeceased by her first husband Herman Albus; second husband Frederick Schick; her parents Anna and Michael Kotylak; and brother Peter (Katherine) Kotylak. Left to treasure her memory are her two sons Mervin (Terri) Albus and Glen (Dena) Albus; grandchildren Ashley (May Kopp), Jason (Kristi), Jeremy, Kennedy, Kristopher, Jessie, Sarah and Amy; two great granddaughters Piper and Lydia; as well as many other relatives and friends. Lena was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and words cannot express her many wonderful qualities. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and volunteers of Wascana Grace Hospice. At Lena's request, a private family service will be held at a later date.
- Janice was born on August 9, 1949 in Regina, SK and passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Regina. She was predeceased by her daughter Raylene; parents August and Evelyn; brother Paul and sister Pauline in infancy. Leaving to cherish her memory are her sister Pat; brothers Rick (Marj); Albert (Linda); Keith (Rhoda); Bruce (Candice); Boyd (Tammy); plus several nieces, nephews and their families. Janice was a very caring person and would help anybody in need. She will be greatly missed. A "Come & Go" gathering will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. ñ 12:00 p.m. Graveside Service will follow at the Disley Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.
- Richard Henry Seidlitz (March 29, 1928 - August 27, 2012). Henry passed away at home in the Lumsden Manor at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his father Henry and mother Anne, he is survived by his sons Henry (Fran) and Peter (Deanna), his six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother Eric (Marj) and family. Henry lived and farmed in the Kedleston community, and spent many hours driving around the country and visiting neighbours and friends. He will be remembered for his many stories and endless jokes. Henry's wish was to have no funeral. There will be a celebration of his life held at the Bethune Hall on Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Ernest Max of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully January 26, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Gwen, daughters: Sharon (John) Lagarde; Linda (Fred) Harvey, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers: Walter (Marilyn) and Jim (Opal), sister Elsie Sullivan, sisters in law Theresa and Lottie, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by grandson Mario Lagarde. Ernie volunteered to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was transferred overseas from 1942 to 1946. While there he met and married Gwen. After service he returned home to Disley, SK and farmed in Bethune and Disley for 20 years. He and his family moved to Summerland in the summer of 1967. He became a member of the Legion and Kiwanis. Ernie got a job as a mechanic at 5 Corners and later received his mechanic papers and worked for the Municipality of Summerland until retirement. He always enjoyed his trips down south for the winters. He will be forever in our hearts. No Service by his request.
- Hugo William. With great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Hugo Seifert, of Lumsden and District Heritage Home and formerly of Bethune, on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at the age of 90. Hugo was predeceased by his son, Ken; his sisters, Rosalie, Madge and Hilda; and his brother, Herbert. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Vi; daughter, Shirley Hansen (David), granddaughter, Kirsten; also, brother-in-law, Stan Kreller and sister-in-law, Jessie Dobbyn. Hugo was born March 28, 1912 in his parents' house on their homestead in Loch Ayr S.D. east of Bethune. In 1935 he married Violet Murdoch and they continued to live and farm there until retirement in 1982. He was active in the development and support of many community organizations, was a progressive farmer and a great reader. He especially loved his workshop and being "Mr. Fix-it" for a wide circle of friends and family. After his retirement and move to a new house in town, he continued to spend his days in the farm shop and rediscovered his early enjoyment of woodworking. The family would like to thank Dr. Knaus and the staff of Lumsden and District Heritage Home for their special care of Hugo. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall with Mr. Walter Gardiner officiating. Interment will follow in Bethune Cemetery.
- Violet (nee Murdoch). On January 8, 2015, three weeks short of her 99th birthday, Violet Seifert of Pioneer Village, Regina and formerly of Bethune and Lumsden, passed away peacefully with daughter Shirley and David by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Alice (Barker) Murdoch; husband, Hugo; son, Ken; brother, Cecil (Frances); sister, Jessie (Bill) and in-laws, Madge, Hilda (Stan); Herbert (Ruth); and three nephews. She is lovingly remembered by daughter, Shirley Hansen; beloved granddaughter, Kirsten (Dustin); former son-in-law and dear friend, David (Cheryl), as well as the nieces and nephews she so treasured and many friends. Mum was born January 29, 1916 on the farm in the Waldorf district south of Bethune and attended school there. She and Hugo were married in 1935 and they ran the Seifert farm east of Bethune until retirement. Their home on the farm and later the new house in Bethune were settings for many festive gatherings and meals. Going hungry was not an option in Mum's mind and her fine cooking is well remembered by those who shared in it. She loved her vegetable and flower gardens and spread the bounty of them. She also loved the Roughriders. Many charities, many community associations and many family members and friends benefitted from her kindnesses and hard work. The family wishes to thank Dr. Pervaiz and the wonderful staff of Pioneer Village, in particular of 4E, for their compassionate and generous care. A burial of ashes and a celebration of life will take place at Bethune when the grass grows and flowers bloom.
- Doreen Lynnette (nee Smith), born October 10, 1937, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall with Darrell Reine officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bethune Cemetery. Doreen was predeceased by her parents George and Esther Smith, in-laws Frank and Ruby Shatkowski. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Alex; son, Darren (Nola) and their children Melanie, Matthew, Daphne, Dawson; daughter Debbie (Darryl) and their children Jackie, Matthew, Marcus, Joellynn and great grandchild Madison; daughter Darlene and her children Dixie, Hoyt, Vincent; daughter Donna (Darrell) and their children Dwayne, Chrystal, Shawn; sisters: Sharon, Lynn (Les); brother Wayne (Beryl); sisterin-law Doreen (Edward); and numerous family and friends.
- Ruby (nee Riche). On Tuesday, October 7, 2003, Ruby Shatkowski passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her parents, Jim and Dana Riche; her loving husband, Frank; and three siblings in infancy. Ruby is survived by one son Alex (Doreen) Shatkowski; one daughter Doreen (Edward) Fuchs, all of Bethune; grandchildren: Donna (Darrell) Ullrich, Darlene Colven, Debbie (Darryl) Hanlon, Darren (Nola) Shatkowski, Ken Fuchs (Shawna), Wade (Cindy) Fuchs, Warren (Tracey) Fuchs, Darcy (Dawne) Fuchs; nineteen great-grandchildren; sister Sophie Johnson; brothers, Mike, Roy (Mary) Riche. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK with Rev. Ken Walker officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- Bernice (nee Hamilton) of Moose Jaw, SK formerly of Bethune, SK, age 87, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 21, 2006. Bernice was born on March 17, 1919 to Glaud and Bertha Hamilton of Lumsden, SK. At age of 16, Bernice moved with her family to Regina, SK where she worked as a clerk at Parisian Dry Cleaners until 1943 when she married Herman Sigmeth who was serving in the armed forces. Army life took them to Prince Rupert, BC, Wainwright, AB, and Victoria, BC. In spring of 1944, Herman was granted leave to help his father farm at Bethune, SK and Bethune became home. In addition to raising her family, Bernice drove school bus, tended to a large garden, cheered on the Toronto Blue Jays and helped support community events. Bernice will be remembered for her passion for her family as well as for her knitting, home-made buns and raspberry freezer jam. Bernice is survived by her daughter Connie (Larry) Fehr of Moose Jaw SK, and granddaughters Cara (Russ) Harper, Tryton and Brady of Fort McMurray, AB and Lindsay (Darcy) Vedress, Levi and Jorja of St. Brieux, SK; her son Wayne (Maureen) Sigmeth of Swift Current, SK and grandchildren Alesha Sigmeth (Damond Roberts) of Swift Current, SK and Travis Sigmeth of Regina, SK. Bernice is also survived by her sister Doris of Lumsden, SK and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Bernice is predeceased by her parents, her brother William (Bill) and her husband Herman of 49 years. The Service of Remembrance will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Saturday September 23, 2006 at 1:30 pm. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Memorialization will follow at Bethune Cemetery at a later date.
- Elsie Emily (nee Dyer), passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on June 29th, 2004 at the age of 96. Elsie was the youngest child of the late William H. N. Dyer and Elizabeth E. Randall, Disley, Sask. Predeceased by her nine brothers, 2 sisters, great grandson, Colton Kreacker and grandson-in-law, James Dilke. On March 6th, 2000 her loving husband, Frank O. Spearman passed away and on December 17th, 1985 the father of her sons, Archibald W. Dobson. Left to mourn her passing are her sons, Sydney (Henrietta) Dobson of Lumsden and William (Valerie) Dobson of Regina, grandchildren: Brenda Dilke, Ken (Debby) Dobson, Brian Dobson and Emillie Petrosky, Terri (Ross) Kreacker, Renee (Jay) Robinson and seven great grandchildren. Also stepson, Wayne (Gwen) Spearman and their family from Victoria, B.C. Elsie was very active with the local Anglican Church, golfing and curling. Her contributions of excellent baked goods will long be remembered. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2004 at the Lumsden Legion Hall at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Don Wells, officiating. Elsie will be laid to rest at a private family service at the Disley Cemetery.
- Anna (nee Ortman) Schadlich Star, a resident of the Swan Valley Lodge at Creston, BC, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2001 in her 86th year. Anna is survived by her five children: Robert (Ruth) Schadlich, Cranbrook, BC; Isabel (Carl) Eisler, Calgary, AB; Dennis (Shelley) Schadlich, Strathmore, AB; Doreen (Harvey) Cutting, Saskatoon, SK; David (Faith) Schadlich, Rockyford, AB, fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother; Jacob (Carrie) Ortman; four sisters; Betty Maze, Kay Schuck, Lee (Paul) Froelich, Mary Svenson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Anna was predeceased by her parents Michael and Katherine Ortman; a brother Conrad, a sister Sabina and two infant brothers, Michael and Jacob. She was born July 4, 1915, at Francis, SK. She was married to Christopher Schadlich in 1936 and together they had five children. After her husband's death in 1953, she remained on the family farm at Disley SK with her children until 1961. She then moved to Regina and in 1964 she married Len Townsend. Len died in 1965. In 1966 she married John McFarlane and together they owned and operated a small real estate company. In 1975 they moved to Strathmore, AB where, with the help of their children and grandchildren, they built their dream home. John died in 1977. In 1978 she married Spencer Horton. She sold her home in Strathmore in 1980 and they moved to Creston BC, where she spent her remaining years. She was divorced from Spencer in 1982 and married William Star in 1993. William died on May 1, 2001. Anna lived a full and happy life. She was an avid gardener and amateur horticulturist and left her mark wherever she lived. Her grandchildren will always remember her as the "world's greatest" granny. Visitation will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel at 2136 College Avenue in Regina on Thursday June 21 starting at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in Lumsden at the United Church at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2001 with interment to follow at the Lumsden Cemetery.
- Jim was born on the family farm at Bethune, Sask. on May 11, 1917 and passed away February 1, 2014. Jim was predeceased by his wife (Edna Detta); parents Robert and Gertrude; sister Jessie (Lorne Ewen); brother Fred (Velma Hills). He is survived by his son Lynn (Sylvia) Calgary, AB; brother (Alex) and family in England, also many nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
- John Stanley was born on August 18, 1934 near Bethune and passed away suddenly with his family at his side on April 21, 2005 in Regina. He was predeceased by his parents; Adelbert and Antonina; brother: Ludwig; son: Michael; grandson: Justin; and granddaughter: Emily. John leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife, Julia, of 41 years; two sons: Tim (Janice) and Patrick; three daughters: Monica (Craig) Hood; Julie (Bob) Dreher; Teresa (Paul) Hartman; daughter-in-law: Shannon; grandchildren: Jenna, Matthew, Sara, Cody, Kyle, Ashley, Jordan, Griffen, Oliver, Simon, and Lillian; brother: Tony (Lex) Stochmal of Nanaimo; special friend, Tracy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. John graduated from Saskatchewan Teachers' College in 1957, taught for 34 years in the Regina Separate School System of which many were spent as a Principal, and retired in 1991. John was a well-respected and admired administrator. He was loved by colleagues and students alike. He served in various capacities with The Knights of Columbus and thoroughly enjoyed his work with the Vocations Program. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish for over 30 years. His passions were his family and friends. PRAYER SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. FUNERAL MASS will be held at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Dr. Harold Clifford. Harry died peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 2004 in his own home, in Ogema, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on the farm at Bethune, Sask. on December 2, 1928 to Howard and Mabel Struthers. He attended both elementary and high school in Bethune and went on to convocate from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph, Ontario in 1954. Harry established a veterinary practice in Ogema that same year which he continued until his retirement in 1994. He was a highly respected veterinarian, an excellent husband, father and grandfather, and a fine individual who was dedicated to his community, his clients, and most of all, his family. He was affectionately known to the entire southern area as "Doc" and left a lasting positive impression on everyone who knew him. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Mabel; his stepmother, Margaret; his granddaughters, Amanda and Victoria Webb; his sister-in-law, Eleanor Struthers; Bea's family Margaret and Harold Davidson, Alice Laing, Isabel and Donald Gardiner, Laura and Donald Joorisity, Stuart Laing, Wilfred McArton, and Walter Yates; his nieces, Donna (Gardiner) Braden and Heather Laing. Harry is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Bea; his children, Howard and Marielle of Ormstown, Quebec, Susan and Glen Viergutz and Cathy and David Webb, all of Ogema, and David and Sally Struthers of Cranbrook, BC. Harry is also survived by his eleven loving grandchildren: Stephanie and Jason Struthers, Curtis and Trevor Viergutz, Thomas and Karen Webb, Leanne (Corey) Schultz, Kersten, Sarah, Erica, and Matthew Struthers. Harry is also survived by his brother, John Struthers of Bethune; his sister Dorothy and Peter Rorbeck of Ogema; Bea's family, Lillian McArton of Bethune and Violet Yates of Merritt, BC, Douglas and Vera Laing of Bethune and Reva Laing of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, October 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ogema School gymnasium. Reverend Teresa Burnett-Cole will be officiating and the interment will be in the Ogema Cemetery. The family is looking forward to sharing stories of remembrance with everyone at the lunch following the service.
- John Howard. It is with fond memories and deep sadness that the family announces the passing of John on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his father Howard, mother Mabel and stepmother Margaret, his loving wife of over 40 years, Eleanor in 2000, his brother Harry in 2004 and brother-in-law John Hosey. John will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Bernadette (Rich) McIntyre of Regina, sons Ian of Bethune and Ted (Mary) of Ogema. John thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren Jonathan (Nicole), Nicholas (Danelle) and Benjamin Struthers, and Lisa and Shawn McIntyre and their many friends. John is also survived by his sister Dorothy (Peter) Rorbeck and their family Sandra, Debbie (Barclay) Cook and Barry (Darlene) and sister-in-law Beatrice Struthers and her family Howard (Marielle), Susan (Glen) Viergutz, Cathy (David) Webb, David (Sally) and his many great nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his close friend and cousin Janet Perkin of Regina and her family, cousin Les Struthers of Weyburn, and his family, brother-in-law William Hosey, sister-in-law Paula (Keith) Matheson and sister in law Betty Hosey as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins in England. John was born in Bethune on August 11, 1924 to Howard and Mabel (nee Anderson) Struthers and spent his entire life in the Bethune area, which he loved very much. He was raised on the farm, and farming was his life. He especially enjoyed the cattle business. In 1956, he married Eleanor Hosey, a teacher on a two year exchange from England. They raised three children and were very involved in the community. John was on the Bethune Credit Union board for over 50 years a volunteer job he really enjoyed. He was a Wheat Pool Committee Member, a member of the IOOF lodge, a hockey team manager, a ball coach, youth curling coordinator, and served on the School Board, the United Church Board, the 50+Club Board and the History Book Committee. John enjoyed many sports as a participant and fan; he was an avid curler and volunteer and followed the sport until his final days. He was a dedicated Rider fan and season ticket holder for many years. John loved to visit and he and Eleanor had many wonderful times with family, friends and neighbors. They travelled to Alberta to visit cousins and always enjoyed touring English relatives around the flat prairies and to the mountains. John was a caring, generous, kind and friendly man who helped anyone in need. He loved his family and enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. He will be greatly missed. The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Pioneer Village, Main West for their devoted and compassionate care over the past two years. Also to the great staff at the Pasqua Hospital in Emergency Services, Ward 3D and the Palliative Care Unit, your caring and professionalism was amazing and greatly appreciated. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2010 in the Bethune Community Hall with Rev. Dexter Van Dyke officiating. Interment will follow at the Bethune Cemetery.
- Elsa Susanna (nee Seifert) left her earthly abode behind, just short of her 91st birthday, on January 18, 2015. Elsa is survived by her brothers Jim (Opal) Seifert, Walter (Marilyn) Seifert, children Doug (Lorraine) Sullivan, Bryan Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, Barry (Mayo) Sullivan, Darlene (Don) Wilson, Bruce Sullivan, and Sandra (Lorne) Serbu. She will be missed by her eight grandchildren Catherine (Scott) Godlien, Ken (Shaussica) Sullivan, Daniel (Elizabeth) Sullivan, James Wilson, Laura Wilson, Kim Wilson, Tyler Sullivan and Max Pawlust, fourteen great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and families. She was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) Sullivan in October of 1985, brothers Fred, Ernie, John, George, Charlie and sister Helen Luhning. Mom's great loves in life were her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her farm, her garden, her flowers, knitting and reading. Slowly over the years, she was less able to partake of her loves as she was less able to maintain her independence, but still enjoyed visits from her family, particularly those great- granddaughters who were insistent on cuddling and looking after her every need. Her family was always uppermost in her mind and she will be missed by all of us. Special thanks to Dr. Kathy Ferguson, Dr. Andrew Kielly and the nursing staff at the Pasqua hospital for their compassion and care of Mom during these past weeks. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., with snacks following. Interment will be a private ceremony at Bethune Cemetery.
- James Daniel passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2006. Dan was born in Bethune, SK, March 31, 1914. He is survived by Doris, his loving wife of 66 years; children, Jim (Pat), Maureen, Allan (Linda), Larry (Joanne), Pat (Cliff) and Bob (Lynn). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Shannon, Dan (Anna), Jay (Tammy), Steve (Ronna), Patrick (Maeribeth), Tim, Pam, Curt, Craig (Alissa), Chrissy (Greg), Rob (Jodi), Cathy (Trent), Heather (Brent), Thera (Glen) and Brittany; great grandchildren , Justin, Jordan, Jake, John, Katie, Madison, Kayla, Brittney, Lexie, Taylor, Brooke and Caden; one sister-in-law, Elsie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings, Lena (Hugh), Marie (Johnnie), Bill (Joy), Jack; grandson, Chris and grandson-in-law John. Dan's greatest loves were his wife and family, his Lord and Saviour and his love of fixing and creating. His grandchildren have wonderful memories of all the many toys he made for them. Dan's family would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Palliative Health Care Ass'n for their tremendous love and care both at home and in the hospital. Visitation will be held from 7 9 pm, Friday, September 22, 2006, at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK . A celebration of Dan's life will be held at the Bethune Community Hall on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service at Bethune Cemetery.
- Muriel Doris Sullivan went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the age of 96 years. Doris is survived by her children, Maureen, Al (Linda), Larry (Joanne), Pat (Cliff), Bob (Lynn), daughter-in-law Patty. She will be missed by her 15 grandchildren: Shannon, Dan (Anna), Jay (Tammy), Steve (Cheryl), Patrick (Maeribeth), Tim (Eryn), Pam (Steve), Curt, Craig (Alissa), Christine, Rob (Jodi), Cathy (Trent), Heather (Brent), Thera and Brittany (Nathan), 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Dan in September 2006; her son, Jim; grandson, Christopher; grandson-in-law, John and by her siblings, Colin McNabb, Kay (Tom) Johnston, Jean (Bill) Jordan and Betty (Ross) Spencer. Doris' greatest loves were her husband, family and her Lord and Saviour. Mom was often the emcee at gatherings, and she organized many programs. No family get together was complete without a program. She also enjoyed the challenges of playing and winning at bridge, cribbage and charades. While she and dad still lived in Bethune and later in Regina, the coffee pot was always on. Mom's last few years were spent at the Regina Lutheran Home. We as a family thank them for being wonderful care givers for mom. A celebration of her life will take place at the Bethune Community Hall on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Alick Sutherland passed away on May 5, 2004 in Moose Jaw at the age of 89 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Margaret and his nephews Garry (Marleen), Murray (Marilyn), Lynn (Debbie), Brian (Elaine), Hugh (Deanna), and Douglas (Paulette) and their children. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2000 and by his brothers James (1935), Norman (1991), and Don (2002). Alick was born in Disley, Saskatchewan in 1914 and moved to the family farm south of Lafleche in 1915. After his father passed away in 1940, he and his brother Don took over the operations and farmed together for over 40 years, retiring in 1981. Alick and Evelyn were married in 1982 making Moose Jaw their home. Alick's favorite pastime was playing the violin. He played for many years with the Harwood band until he moved to Moose Jaw at which time he joined two new groups. Up until his time of passing he played an average of four times per week, entertaining those less fortunate as well as providing a lively beat for community dances. Looking younger than his years, Alick will always be remembered for his wit, charm, sense of humour and passion for helping others. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Alick's life will be held on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw. Reverend Frank Mitchell will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
- William D. "Bill" Sutherland passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Margaret; sisters Elizabeth and Dorothy; and several nieces and nephews. After many years farming near Disley, Bill and Marg moved to Regina where he worked for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance and later as manager of the Highland Curling Club. An avid baseball player in his younger days, Bill also loved curling and golf, especially looking forward to the annual trips to Arizona. Always good-natured, with a ready smile and sense of humour, Bill made friends wherever he went. In his later years, he struggled with Parkinson's disease, but never lost his spirit. He will be sadly missed by his family and the many friends who loved him. Family would like to thank the staff of 4West in Pioneer Village for their care and thoughtfulness. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Roger Thomason. With great love and respect for Roger Thomason who passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2006 with his wife Merle beside him. Predeceased by his daughter Kendra Laureen Elizabeth; parents John and Margaret; niece Rhonda Thomason; nephew Greg Thomason. Roger is survived by one daughter Nanette (Dale) Glover, their children Nolan, Laura, Grace; son Jonathan (Jamie), their daughter Emma; brothers Doug (Thelma), Leonard, Neil (Gloria), their daughter Stacey; aunt Alice Thornton; mother-in-law Helen Harlton; and extended family. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethune Community Hall with Darrell Reine officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery.
- John 'Jack' Briggs, born May 13, 1906 in Yorkshire, England, died on Thursday, October 28, 2004 in Regina, Sask. at the age of 98. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Mae, sister Sally, and nephew Bob Bevis. He is survived by his nieces, Dorothy Grierson, Helen Van Alstine and her husband Jim, Carol Bevis, Norma Vance and their families. John came to Canada in 1911 at the age of 6. His family settled in the Tuberose, Sask. area to homestead where John attended school and farmed with his father. He married Mae Vance in 1939 and shortly after moved to Regina where he worked for Simpsons, later Sears for 41 years. He played violin for the Walter Budd Orchestra in the 40's. Old time fiddle music was one of his greatest joys in life. He also enjoyed many ocean cruises and holidays in Hawaii with his beloved wife Mae. In later years he spent many pleasant hours with his buddies at the Golden Mile and Mutchmor Lodge. He was a staunch Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. A funeral service will be held at Mutchmor Lodge, 328 Century Crescent, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
- George Andrew Turnbull away with his family by his side on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Lumsden Heritage Home at the age of 83 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Jennie Turnbull; parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Turnbull; sister, Elizabeth Bessie Martin and grandson, Keith Van Dale. George will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Trudy Turnbull (Doug), Lee Knezacek (Larry), Brenda Neugebauer (Terry) and Sandra Turnbull; 14 grandchildren, Craig (Pam), Michelle, Allison, Marcia, Chad, Jana (Zaid), Jace, Colin, Becky (Scott), Larry (Fallon), Kyle, Kristopher, Kelcey and Kolton; 15 great grandchildren, Colby, Riley, Jennifer, Kayla, Jesse, Jordyn, Ote, Saige, Shiloh, Shenai, Ace, Daylynn, Ty, Corbin, and Laryn, as well as many other family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Bethune Community Centre, Bethune, SK. Interment will follow in Bethune Cemetery.
- Sandra (August 6, 1962 - October 7, 2013). Sandra was predeceased by her parents, George and Jennie Turnbull. She is survived by her partner Dave Carpenter; her four sons Kyle, Kristopher, Kelcey and Kolton; sisters Trudy (Doug), Lee (Larry), Brenda (Terry) and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandra loved music and being with family and friends. Animals played a big part of her life. No matter how rough her road was she always found something to laugh and smile about. Her generous, kind-hearted spirit and her warm greetings will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethune Community Hall. Interment at Bethune Cemetery.
- Ed passed away in Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Fern; his parents, Robert and Catherine; brothers: John, Earl, Bill, Slim, Tom; sister, Margaret, and by his nephew Joe Turtle. He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Kay McKaeff, Marge (Larry) Kulach, Bob (Sandra) Turtle, Gayle Hanson, Julie Turtle, Mary (Greg) Enright, Tom (Anita) Mead and Norma (Bernie) Downing and their families. Ed was born in Bethune, SK, on May 30, 1918, to Saskatchewan pioneers. After serving in the war, he married Fern Young and they spent their life together in Calgary, AB. Ed was a long time employee of Canada Post. Ed spent his remaining years in Regina at Kennedy Manor where he was loved by all who knew him. Ed will be missed by his family and friends as one of the world's last true gentlemen. The family would like to extend their many thanks to the staff at Kennedy Manor for the wonderful care they provided Thank You Amanda, Marlene and Judy. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. INTERMENT will be held at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, 4477 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
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>ULMER - Donald Louis Sr. The family of Donald Ulmer are saddened to announce his peaceful passing on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Pasqua Hospital. Don was born July 4, 1935 in Wapella, Sask. He was predeceased by his wife Grace (nee Nixon) in 1997; his parents, Louie and Katie; brother Jerry; sister Gloria and in-laws, Alex, Roy, Verna, Marlene and Tommy. Don is survived by his children, Donald (Jacqueline), Wendy (Mel), Greg and Jeanine (Jim); grandchildren Sarah (Emma), Kristopher (Liz), Derrick (Crystal), Melissa, Kayne (Meagan), Sheena (Dane), Jacob, Lucas and Randy; great-grandchildren, Gracie, Ella and Clara; step-grandchildren Ryan and Chelsea. Also surviving is Don's partner Irene Dahl and her family; sisters, Eileen (Fred) and Ethel (Glenn); brother Melvin; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, Sask. on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Thank you to the Palliative Team, Jan, Dawn, all the Home Care Team, Dr. Khaladkar, Dr. Carmen Johnson, Dr. Maria Zarkovic, Dr. McLeod, and the nurses on the Palliative Unit 3A.
- Verna Irene (nee Nixon) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Pasqua Hospital on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at age 73. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jerry in 2003; parents, Alvin and Flora Nixon; sister, Freda McIntyre; in-laws, Joe, Lyle, Grace, Gloria, Alex, Roy; and niece, Judy. Verna is survived by her family, Dennis (Debbie), Dale (Rhonda), Douglas (Bernadette), Debby, and David (Shelley); grandchildren, Jeff, Jason (Erin), Jennifer (Quinn), Trevor (Morgan), Trent (Jenn), Craig (Dana), Kyle (Andrea), Harley (Erin), Michalene (Lutu), Devin, Bob (Amy Lee), Amanda (Lanny); and greatgrandchildren, Reece, Burke, Morganna and Aiden; step-great-grandchildren, Chris, Cain, Chase and Ashley. Verna also leaves to mourn brother, Martin (Carrie); sisters, Florence, Ruth (Orville), Eleanor (Gerry); in-laws, Melvin, Don (Irene), Eileen (Fred), Ethel (Glenn); and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bethune Community Hall with Darrell Reine officiating. Interment to follow in Bethune Cemetery.
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- Erwin Alexander, February 24, 1909 - December 8, 2006. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Erdie on Friday, December 8, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 97. Erdie, who was born at Bethune, SK, is predeceased by his daughter, Dae Gibson; parents, Clark and Annie; brother, Roy (Star) and sister-in-law Myrtle. Erdie leaves to mourn his wife, Gwenith; son-in-law, Erv (Judy DeLuca); grandchildren, Darrell Nichol, Penny Nichol (Drew Gibson), Leanne Brown, Lynn Nichol and special nephew Wes Vance (Debbie Faer Vance); great-grandchildren, Tang-Mae, Christopher, Brianne, Joshua, Lexie, Mellisa, Megan, Lindsay and Kaylee. Grandpa was well known for his love of horses and being an avid horseman. He instilled and shared unselfishly that same love of horses with Darrell and Penny. Special thanks to those that visited or called Erdie since he moved into the Pioneer Village in May, 2001. He cherished each and every visit and phone call. In keeping with Erdie's wishes, there will be no funeral service but rather, you are invited to join the family in a Celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the Telephone Pioneer Activity Centre, 320 Pasqua St. N., Regina. Erdie's good and long time friend Don Campbell will be officiating.
- Janet Merle (nee Johnston). It is with a deep sense of loss that we announce the death of our mother and grandmother Janet Vance on March 15, 2003 at the age of ninety. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Jessie Johnston, brother Gerald, sister Dorothy in infancy, husband Fred, and daughter Barbara Silvester. She is survived by her daughters Helen (Jim) Van Alstine, Carol (Bob) Bevis, Norma Vance; son-in-law Andrew Silvester; grandchildren Chuck (Manjit), Susan (Trent), Jodie (Guy), Todd (Carrie), Greg, Anna-Marie (Mike), Dianna, Michael; great grandchildren Andrew, Shane, Zachary, and Jessica, niece Dorothy Grierson, and brother-in-law John Thompson. Janet was born in Rouleau, SK and attended school at several locations in Saskatchewan and B.C. She attended Normal School in Saskatoon and taught for three years before fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated from Regina General Hospital in January, 1938. She married Frederick Vance in June 1938 and raised four daughters. The most valued things in her life were always her family, church and Eastern Star. She was proud to have served as Eastern Star Worthy Matron in 1984. Janet and Fred enjoyed road trips in their motor home and time spent at their special place, their cottage at Echo Lake. Following her husband's death, Janet traveled to see her daughter, Barbara and other relatives throughout the world. For the past six years, she has appreciated the friendship and caring concern of residents and staff at Mutchmor Lodge. the family wishes to thank the staff at Mutchmor Lodge, Home care workers, Dr. M. Casey, Dr. V. Gebhardt, and the CSU staff at the Pasqua Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3100 McCallum Ave on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at 1:00 p.m.
- Robert (John) Vance (Mar 2, 1917 - June 24, 2011). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving father and grandfather, John Vance of the Lumsden Heritage Home. Predeceased by his wife Phyllis and son Hal, John is survived by his son Gary, daughters Terri (Barry), Viv (Darrell), Patti (Doug), numerous grandchildren and great grand children. Dad was born in Bethune on March 2, 1917. He worked for the Air Force as a mechanic and in 1945 he enlisted in the army. After the war he ran the Bethune Motordrome as well as farming in the Bethune area. In 1955 John married Phyllis Astin. John loved music and played in a band. His greatest hobby was collecting coins. A faithful Legion member, he served as president of the local branch and then as Zone Commander and was also a member of the Oddfellows for many years. Interment at a later date. Many thanks to the staff at the Heritage Home for their wonderful care and compassion given to our dad over the last 5 years.
March 20, 2003, at 1:00 p.m.
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- Sylvia Jean (nee Blakely). On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, Sylvia Jean Walker, late of Regina, passed away in Imperial, SK at the age of 81 years. She is predeceased by her husband, Tom and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Blakely. She is survived by 3 sons: Les (Freda) of Imperial, Jerry (Bev) of Prince Albert and Blake (Sharon) of Edmonton; 8 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; her daughter-in-law Louise; 2 brothers: Earl (Betty) and Murray (Amber) Blakely; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. A graveside service will take place Saturday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethune Cemetery with Rev. Ken Walker officiating.
- Carl Christian. On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Mr. Carl Christian Weisbrod "Blondie" passed away at the age of 89 years at Regina Pioneer Village. He is survived by his children, Mitch (Lana) Weisbrod and Margie (Tony) Goulet; four grandchildren; brother Harold (Joan) Weisbrod; sisters-in-law, Alvina, Irene and Rita Weisbrod; brother-in-law Bill Maloughney; numerous nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Carl was predeceased by four sisters, Tillie, Carrie, Anne and Theresa; five brothers, Frank, Jack, Willie, Adam and Fred; parents, John and Matilda Weisbrod; wife Betty Weisbrod (née Vargo); and companion Mary Hills. Carl was born on the family farm near Disley, SK on June 10, 1925. Carl took up farming in 1952 until he moved into Regina where he worked at Sears until his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement, Carl enjoyed travelling, dancing, golfing, playing cards and smelling the flowers. He was most happy surrounded by family and friends and was the go-to person for his memory of times on the farm. The family wishes to extend their appreciation and gratitude to all the wonderful health care practitioners at Regina Pioneer Village for their attention and care of Carl during his stay especially Misty Oremba and the dedicated staff of 4East and 3West. A Visitation will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Carl's life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
- Nancy (nee Lord) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon at the age of 89. Her husband, Neil; her son, Gordon; her parents, George and Mary Lord, and her brother Alan predeceased Nancy. Nancy is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Ginette Wilkie, her daughter and son-in-law, Karen Wilkie and Philip Jeffreys, her granddaughters Marie Deveau and Emilie Jeffreys, her sister Marion Garbutt and Margaret Burkitt and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Nancy was born and raised in Bethune, Saskatchewan. She worked in Regina after her high school graduation until marrying Neil in 1941. She and Neil lived in Brandon, Manitoba during the Second World War as Neil was enlisted in the RCAF as a mechanic. In 1948 they moved from their farm near Kedleston to Saskatoon so their son, Gordon could attend the School for the Deaf. Nancy worked hard both inside and outside her home. She had a long association with St. Martin's United Church and the Miriam Unit of the UCW where she made friends easily and quickly. Nancy had many creative talents including sewing, knitting and oil painting. Our family would like to express our sincere thanks to all the staff at Oliver Lodge who cared for her with empathy and kindness as her journey came to an end. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 4th, 2009 from 6-8 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) and a celebration of Nancy's life will be held at St. Martin's United Church (2617 Clarence Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK) on Friday, June 5th at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Blanche (nee Bradley) Wilkie Clark left us peacefully on Friday May 28, 2004 at Providence Place, Moose Jaw at the age of 91 years. Blanche is predeceased by her mother and father, Violet and Carmen Bradley; first husband, Roy Wilkie in 1983; son, Donald in 1996; sisters, Audrey and Rita; brother, George; and her late husband, Harold Clark in 2003. Left to mourn her passing: her son, Allan (Eileen); and stepdaughter, Gail (Ernie) Coulson. She was a cherished Grandma of Jennifer (Derek) Law, Michael Wilkie, Terrill Joy (Jason) Meiers, Treena (Robert) Bleakney, and step-grandchildren: Clark (Tara) Coulson, Stacey Coulson Edwards (Ward), Carla Coulson (Thomas Hamilton), and all her great-grandchildren: Amanda, Elise, Katie, Max, Jordan, Aidan, and Mattea. Blanche was dearly loved by all her cousins and their families and her many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home, Moose Jaw, on Monday, May 31, 2004 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Bethune United Church, Bethune, SK, on Tuesday June 1, 2004 at 2:00 pm. Maurice Gardner will officiate.
- Jacob (Jack) Michael, late of Bethune, Sask., passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, on March 2, 2004 at the age of 84. Born May 19, 1919 in Mazenod, Saskatchewan, he lived at Coderre, Mazenod, Portland Or., Regina, Valemount, B.C., Kamloops, B.C. and Bethune. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene, children Mel (Debbie) Wolf, Denise (Randy) Sigmeth and Bert (Laurie) Wolf, grandchildren Devin, Travis, Brennan, Jackie (Shaun), Lindsay, Randy Jr., Taylor, Joshua, Christopher and Brittany, sister Ida (Willard) Hamann, brothers Arnold (Alma) and Rudy (Linda), sister-in-law Mabel Wolf, brothers-in-law Robert Zinkhan and Gust Kraus as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his father Emil and mother Adelena, stepmother Emilia, brothers Alfred (Martha), Bert (Ella) and Ed, sisters Sophia and Ruth. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 5, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa St., Regina, with Pastor Darwin Pollard, officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Clare (nee Amberson), late of Moose Jaw, long time resident of the Stony Beach District passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at the age of 88 years. Clare was born in the Disley district June 19, 1916. She married Albert Young in 1936 and they farmed at Stony Beach for Forty years. Predeceased by her parents, sister, Olive and three brothers: Dean, Dave and Norman, Clare will be greatly missed by her sisters: Marg (Harve Doan), Pearl (Jack Woods), Doreen and Laverne, brother, Jack (Janet) and Don Amberson who was raised as a son and his sons: Rodney (Jo) and their family: Billy, Tommy, Raney, Johnny & Ruthy; and Jason as well as several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at the W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at the family plot, Sunset Cemetery.
- Janet Muriel (nee Mountenay) 1948 - 2015. Janet passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by daughter Tammy and son Shawn (both in 2010), Janet is survived by her husband Don, daughter Lori (Gord) Pawson, granddaughters Demira and Darian and grandsons Dylan, Braxton, Brayden and Ryder. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Bethune Community Hall.
- Tammy Donnette. On Sunday June 27th, 2010, Tammy Young a resident of Langley, BC. died unexpectedly in a tragic car accident. Tammy is survived by her two sons, Dylan 11, Braxton 9 and their father Bob Bedard. Parents Donald and Janet Young, brother Shawn (Jossie) Young, nephews Ryder and Brayden, Abbotsford. Sister Lori (Gord) Pawson, nieces Demira and Darian, Regina. Grandparents Bob and Eileen Young, Moose Jaw. Special friend James. Tammy will be greatly missed. Her radiant personality and fun loving spirit will live on in our hearts forever. We love you Tammy, may peace be with you. We know you're in God's hands now. We will miss you forever. A celebration of life will be held for Tammy Young, daughter of Don and Janet Young. At 6:00 P.M. on July 17, 2010, at The Italian Club on 2148 Connaught St., Regina, SK.
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