Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Bienfait, Saskatchewan

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ANSON - Frank Anson passed away peacefully in his home in Estevan, SK, surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the age of 63 years. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Ken and Adriana (Gordon) Anson and father-in-law Mike Gonas. He is survived by his loving family: wife Debbie; sons, Ken Anson, Ron Anson and Jeff (Bobbie-Jo) Anson, all of Estevan; Justin (Kelly) Dell of Calgary, AB and Jesse Dell of Regina, SK; sisters and brothers, Mary (Ross) LeBlanc of Estevan, Ken (Nicole) Anson of Ottawa, ON, Jim Anson of Victoria, B.C., Jeannie (Randy) Anson of Regina, Susan Anson of Victoria and Mike Anson of Estevan; mother-in-law Nellie Gonas of Estevan; sister-in-law Shirley (Rick) Fuessel of Regina; brothers-in-law, Mike (Mary Lou) Gonas of Lethbridge, AB and Dennis (Lori) Gonas of Bienfait, SK; two grandchildren, Shayla and Gali, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Tribute to Frank's Life will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bienfait Legion Hall, Bienfait.

ANTONICHUK - Mary (nee Lykiwka) Antonichuk, passed away at Lampman, on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Survived by her daughter, Evonne (Robert) Lavender, Long Grove, Iowa; son, Brent (Shirley) Antonichuk, Coquitlam, B.C.; brother, Paul (Anne) Mykiwka, Edmonton, AB; granddaughters, Teri Lavender; Robin (Donavan) Johnson; Paula (Thomas) Danen; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Zachary and Sidney Johnson; Ana Evonne Danen. Predeceased by her husband, Ivan; one son; her parents, Daniel and Ann Lykiwka. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Estevan with Mr. Tony Almond officiating. Interment to follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

ANTONIUK - Helen Sophie Antoniuk passed away at Estevan, Sask, Friday, July 13, 2007 at the age of 73 years. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2007 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Reverend Barnabas. Interment will take place at the Bienfait Cemetery following the service.

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BACHYNSKI - Anthony (September 26, 1925 - June 13, 2010). Anthony Bachynski, late of Estevan, SK, formerly of Bienfait, SK, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the age of 84 years. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating. Interment will be in the Bienfait Cemetery with lunch at the Bienfait Legion to follow.

BACHYNSKI - Thomas Bachynski. On Thursday, May 10, 2001, at the age of 73, Tom calmly fell asleep and went to be with his Lord in Heaven, after enduring many long and debilitating years with multiple sclerosis. Predeceased by his father, Peter in 1949 and his loving mother, Paulina in 1990, he leaves to mourn his only sister, Josephine (Bob) Shillingford of Balgonie, nephew, Robert (Heather) Shillingford and Ryan, niece, Lori (Peter) Neustaedter and Peter Jr. and Sara, all of Moose Jaw, nephew, Monty (Denise) Shillingford and Christopher and Jordan of Balgonie, and very special cousin and friend, Mike Antoniuk and his wife Helen of Bienfait. Tom was born and raised in Bienfait. In his working days, he was a section man for Canadian National Railways at Frobisher. He loved to fish for walleye at the dam. After Baba passed away, Tom sold their home in Bienfait and moved to Estevan. The MS began to hamper his ability to perform everyday functions and he soon required 4th level care and spent many years at Souris Valley Health Centre in Weyburn. He then moved to St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan where he resided from 1996 to his passing. A very special thank you to Mike and Helen for their time, compassion and generosity toward Tom, and to the care staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for making his life as comfortable and as happy as possible. The Funeral Mass will be held at Bienfait Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m.

BARKER - Corinne Gertrude (nee Uhrich) Barker, passed away at Estevan, Sask. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at the age of 86 years. Survived by her son, Curtis (Debby) Barker, Bienfait. Daughters, Karen (Ron) Hientz, Regina; Ferne Gedak, Medicine Hat, AB.; Vivian (Larry) Lindblad, Bienfait; Brenda (Joe) Peter, Calgary, AB.; son-in-law, Bill Larrio, Lampman. 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by her husband, Harry Barker; parents, Albert & Elizabeth Uhrich; infant daughter, Victoria; daughter, Marilyn Larrio; son-in-law, Tom Gedak; twin sister, Irene Uhrich; sisters, Viola Matheson; Laura Vizniowski; Yvonne McKnight; brother, Norvin Uhrich. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, from St. Pauls United Church, Estevan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

BARYLUK - Gloria Viola (nee Christensen) January 19, 1934 - September 1, 2009. It is with great sadness we mourn the sudden loss of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Gloria is survived by her children and their families; Don (Jane) of Inuvik, Tena (Richard and their 4 children), Steven (Cindy and 3 children), and Janis (Jason and their 2 girls); Sherry (Kelvin) of Regina, Shaun (Kim) and Justin; Kim (Lorrie) of Saskatoon, Joel and Aaron; Randy (Janina) of Chicago, Brandon (1 son) and Shanna; Tracey of Lethbridge, Dallas, Shane & Cody; sister Wendy Johner of Estevan and family; brother Leslie Christensen (Gladys) of Bienfait and family and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters in law. Predeceased by her husband Steve, mother Thelma Christensen, sisters Shirley Styre & Linda Gall. A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 in Estevan and an internment at Bienfait Cemetery will take place at a later date.

BEHR - Elizabeth "Jean" Behr, late of Carlyle, SK and formerly of Kenosee Lake, passed away at Carlyle on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Survived by her children, Robbi Behr, Richard (Barb) Behr; grandson, Glen; daughter-in-law Sheila Behr. Predeceased by her husband, Robert; son, Kenneth. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 7 from the Carlyle United Church with Rev. Sung Shim officiating. Interment at a later date in Bienfait Cemetery.

BEMBRIDGE - Howard James Bembridge (May 22, 1923 - December 11, 2011). Howard Bembridge passed away in Estevan on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Howard is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Grant (Gay) Bembridge; their four grandchildren, Troy Hirsch, Chad (Treena) Hirsch, Jasson Bembridge and Jody (Clinton) Gervais; nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Verna (George) Thompson; nephew, Buck Thompson; and niece, Candace Thompson. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Bembridge; three brothers, Joseph, Ken and Roland; sister, Florence; and daughter Gail. A memorial service for Howard was held on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating.

BEMBRIDGE - Joseph Norman Bembridge passed away at Regina Pioneer Village on Friday, December 15, 2000 at the age of 84 years. He will be lovingly remembered and very much missed by his daughter Joanne Bembridge of Calgary, Alberta as well as his close friends and relatives. Joseph was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Anne Bembridge (nee Neisz) on April 15, 1996; two brothers Roland and Kenneth and his sister Florence Reid (Fair). He is survived by one brother, Howard Bembridge and wife Irene of Bienfait, Sask. Joseph was born October 7, 1916 just west of Lucky Strike, Alberta. His family moved to Saskatchewan in 1920, living in and around Bienfait. Joseph attended Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford for seven years. After returning home he made a living shoveling coal and opened his first store in his house. On May 20, 1940 he moved to Regina entering Service Stand work for the CNIB at the City Hall. He then transferred to the Regina General Hospital and in 1947 bought Joe's Cigar Stand on the main floor of the McCallum Hill Building. He owned and operated this business six days a week, eleven hours a day until he retired in 1974. Joe, as most people knew him, served as president of the Regina White Cane Club and the Regina Lion's Club Blind Bowling league. He was also a member of the CNIB Southern Saskatchewan Advisory Board and the Regina Central Lions Club. Joe participated in cribbage, bowling, curling, swimming, diving and public speaking competitions. He was also an avid sports fan following on radio, football, hockey, baseball, tennis and racing. A visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, December 18, 2000 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 19, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Mr Gordon Fennings will be the Funeral Director.

BOHN - Herbert Bohn late of Steelman, Sask., passed away at Regina July 5, 2002 at the age of 73 years. As requested, no service will be held. Interment will take place at the Bienfait Cemetery at a later date.

BOHN - Hinney Bohn, late of Steelman, Sask., passed away suddenly, Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at the age of 80 years. As requested, no service will be held. Interment will take place at the Bienfait Cemetery at a later date.

BOZAK - Edward H. Bozak. An Open Service for the Interment of Ashes of Edward H. Bozak will be held on Monday June 29, 2009 at 2 PM at the Bienfait Cemetary in Bienfait, SK. Mr. Doug Third will be officiating. Luncheon for family and friends following the Service to share our memories of Eddy will be held in Estevan, SK, in the Taylorton room at the Days Inn (Beefeater 1305 9th Street). In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice if you so choose. Eddy sadly passed away on November 19, 2008 at the age of 71 in Calgary, AB after a hard fought battle with cancer.

BRILTZ - Emily Mae (nee Lasko) Briltz late of Estevan, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2003 at the age of 67 years due to complications from the rare disease, Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy or PSP which she endured without complaint for nearly the past 12 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Metro and Anne Lasko. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 46 years, Mike, Estevan; daughters, Andrea (Glenn) Jones, Regina and Claudia, (David) Klausen, Winnipeg as well as her granddaughters, Marissa, Erinn and Jacquelynn Jones, all of Regina. She is also survived by her only sister, Gloria, (Albert) Petrash of Estevan; numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Emily was born May 30, 1935 in Bienfait, SK. She attended Teacher's College in Moose Jaw and taught for 30 years in the Estevan area. Her interests varied, but her love for her students, reading and the time spent with her granddaughters was always a priority. She had a generous heart and a caring soul. The disease may have ravaged her body, but it could never take away her spirit. We will carry that within all of us and remember her always. A testament to her courage and generosity, Emily donated her brain to the study of this disease in hopes of finding a cure for those who find themselves facing this burden. Prayers will be said from the Orsted Funeral Home Chapel, Estevan on Sunday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. with the celebration of her life on Monday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating.

BRINKWORTH - Gladys Minnie of Estevan, Sask. passed away on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, North Portal, Sask. Interment to follow in Bienfait Cemetery.

BUDRIS - Amelia (nee Billis) Budris February 14, 1914 - February 7, 2011. Amelia Budris formerly of Bienfait, SK. passed away in Estevan, SK. on Monday February 7, 2011 at the age of 96 years. Amelia is survived by her grandchildren, Craig Budris (Janet), Kitscoty, AB., Joanne Cannon, Victoria BC., and Kimberley Wurban, Victoria, BC. Daughter-in-law, Jean Budris, Victoria, BC., Sister, Annie Thompson, Estevan, SK., niece, Wanda McLellan, Regina, SK., and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Ursula Billis, her husband, Jack, and son John. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan with Rev. Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Bienfait Town Cemetery.

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CARLSON - Hilda (nee Prescott) May 6, 1922 - April 21, 2010. Hilda Carlson of Estevan, SK passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Hilda was predeceased by her husband, George Carlson, parents: Sarah Ann and Percy Prescott; brother Harry in 2001; granddaughter Kiley in 2006. She is survived by her children: Ingrid (Jim) Beahm, David (Sharon) Carlson, Kirk Carlson (Shelley Trobert); grandchildren: Dallas Beahm (Chantale Larose) of Regina, SK, Grant Beahm, Andrea Beahm (Corey Olson) of Regina, Rhonda (Lyle) Daoust, Michael (Kim) Carlson of Red Deer, AB, Elise Carlson of Glen Ewen, SK, Jill Carlson of Glen Ewen; great grandchildren: Echo Peneder, Justiss Daoust, Cohen Carlson, Kenna-Dee Carlson; sister Vera Smyth of Bienfait, SK; sisters-inlaw: Glennis Carlson of Nanaimo, BC, Norma Carlson of Westbank, BC; numerous nieces and nephews as well as other family members from Canada, The United States, and England. A Funeral Service will be held in Bienfait, SK on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church, with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Town Cemetery. Following the interment a luncheon will be held in the Bienfait Legion.

CARLSON - Kiley Sarah Ann Carlson was born in Estevan, SK, on June 23, 1987. She passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 20, 2006 near Estevan at the age of 18 years. She attended school in Bienfait, was homeschooled and graduated from the Southeast Christian Academy in 2004. As a child, Kiley was active in softball, swimming and figure skating. She also loved to spend time camping and fishing. Kiley loved to listen to all styles of music, as well as play the piano and flute. Kiley lived her life to the fullest. Her two main passions were art and music. Kiley had completed two years at the University of Regina. She was working towards a Fine Arts degree with a major in Art History and a minor in Religious Studies. Her aim was to show the world the connection between spirituality and beautiful pieces of art. Kiley loved her family and will be deeply missed by her parents Kirk and Shelley Carlson; sisters, Elise and Jill; grandparents, Lynn and Sadie Reynolds of Gainsborough and Hilda Carlson of Estevan; uncles and aunts, Jim and Ingrid Beahm of Roche Percee Rural, David and Sharon Carlson of Bienfait, Ken and Elaine Morgan of Gainsborough, Bill and Brenda Stevens of Prince Rupert, Alvin and Tilly Morgan of St. Anne and Don Morgan of Lethbridge, as well as numerous cousins and great uncles and aunts. Kiley was predeceased by her grandfather George Carlson of Bienfait. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. from the Estevan Church of God with Rev. Michael Sinclair and Pastor Scott Harrison officiating.

CHOMA - Gene Choma (1929-2009). It is with sadness that the family of Gene Choma announces his sudden but peaceful passing in St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, SK on Monday, May 25, 2009 at the age of 79 years. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Choma; brother Wrally Choma; uncle Alex Humeniuk; parents-in-law, Werner and Veronica Rhiendel and brother-in-law John Rhiendel. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 56 years, Susan Choma of Estevan, SK; sons, Jerome (Penny) Choma of Saskatoon, SK and Jeff (Lorie) Choma of Lloydminster, AB; grandchildren, Lucas Choma, Crystal (Scott) Inge, and Stacey (Lanny) Sydia; brother Bill (Evie) Choma and family; sister-in-law Angie Choma and family; brother-in-law Leonard (Rose) Rhiendel and family; sisters-in-law Dorrine Rhiendel and family, Eileen (Ron) Gosselin and family and Charlene (Paul) Zimmerman and family; Linda and Jim Wysminity and family, Sheila and Ed, as well as numerous extended family. PRAYERS will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, SK by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Luncheon will follow, with interment taking place at 2:00 p.m. in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan.

CIEPLISKI - Stephen James Ciepliski, passed away at Lampman, Sask. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at the age of 97 years. Survived by his family, Walter Ciepliski, Redwater, AB.; Donald (Marty) Ciepliski, Okanagan Falls, B.C.; Marion (Bill Anchor) Ciepliski, Calgary, AB; Basil (Sally) Ciepliski, Saskatoon. Four grandchildren, Stephanie (Shawn) Helmerson, Ottawa, ON.; Dustin (Carla) Ciepliski, Calgary, AB.; Jeremy (Kelly) Ciepliski, Estevan; Aaron Ciepliski, Bienfait. Three step-grandchildren, Glen (Anne) Anchor, Port Moody, B.C.; Loraine Anchor (Ray Rafuse) Maple Ridge, B.C.; Darryl (Deon) Anchor, Calgary, AB. Four greatgrandchildren, Alexandra , Andrew & Anna Helmerson; Antonette Ciepliski. Three stepgreat-grandchildren, Lucas, Christina & Amanda Anchor. Predeceased by his wife, Anna (Annie) 2005; parents, Ilko & Maria Ciepliski. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

CUDDINGTON - Gordon Oliver (April 4, 1926 - September 13, 2002). Born in Kisbey and raised at the Taylorton coal mines in the Bienfait area, Gordon served in the Canadian Army from 1944 to 1946, then settled in Fort Qu'Appelle. He purchased a cafe which he operated as Gordie's Grill until 1957. He then took a business course, worked for a year at the Fish Hatchery and then worked in the accounting office at the Indian Hospital until his retirement in 1981. Gordon was involved with many community organizations. In recognition of his contributions he was named Citizen of the Year for the town of Fort Qu'Appelle in 1990. Some of his hobbies were gardening, genealogy, icing wedding cakes and lending a helping hand to numerous older friends. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Hildred, he is survived by brothers Douglas (Margaret) and Howard of Regina, seven nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Cremation. Inurnment in the family plot at the Regina Memorial Gardens. At Gordon's request there will be no public funeral service. However, relatives and friends are invited to a time of remembering at the Senior's Centre in Fort Qu'Appelle on Saturday, September 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

CUDDINGTON - Howard (December 6, 1924 - July 25, 2004). Howard was born in Kisbey and raised in the Bienfait area. He served in the Air Force during WW2. Following discharge, he lived for a time at North Portal and then Fort Qu'Appelle before moving to Regina. He was employed as an appliance service and repairman for varying periods at Eaton's, Economy Washer, Maytag and Ward Johnson Electric. Howard was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Hildred Cuddington, and his younger brother, Gordon. Howard is survived by his long-time companion and friend, Anne Lundy, his children, Bonnie (David) Winter, Dianne Cuddington and Al (Orla) Cuddington, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one brother, Douglas (Margaret). A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 11 o'clock at Regina Memorial Gardens, Highway No. 1 East.

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DAVIDSON - Bernice Davidson passed away at Estevan, Sask, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the age of 98 years. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2008 from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will take place at Bienfait Cemetery.

DAVIES - James 'Jim' Davies formerly of Bienfait, SK, died peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2007, at Edmonton, AB at the age of 92 years. Jim is survived by his daughters Grace kadatz, karen (Lloyd) Marzolf; grandchildren Jim (kathy), Kelly (Brenda), Sherry (Keith) Brian, Sandra (Sean); six great-granchildren Robert, Andrew, Jessica, Benjamin, MacKenzie, Christopher and numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Annie; son James; son-inlaw Irvin. Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 15,2007 from St. Giles Anglican Church, 317-12th Avenue, Estevan, SK. with Rev. Michael Sinclair. Interment to follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

DEREN - Andrew Deren (February 13, 1926 - December 9, 2009). Andrew Deren passed away in Estevan, SK on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Barbara Deren; sister Jean (Joe) Shurygalo and brother Walter Deren. He is survived by his loving family: wife of 61 years, Jennie Deren of Bienfait; children, June Horsman of Regina, SK, Paul (Cheryl) Deren of Estevan, Donna (Richard) Jasper of Regina, Bill Deren of Bienfait, Lil (Randy) Olynyk of Regina, Linda (Barry) Mitchall of Regina, Delmar (Virginia) Deren of Stoughton, SK and Joy (Graham) Langford of Regina; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) Bawden (daughter Emma) of Pilot Butte, SK, Jennifer (Mike) Brown (son Carter) of Milestone, SK, Brent (Carlie) Jasper of Regina, Christelle (Kelly) Batty (daughters Averi and Kailee) of Grande Prairie, AB, Deren (Hilary) Olynyk of Regina, Darcy (Larrah) Olynyk of Regina, Kelcie Deren-Mitchall of Regina, Doug (Tracey) Deren (sons Cole and Jett) of Estevan, Kris (Tammi) Deren of Invermere, B.C. and Lindsay (Brant) Dammann of Creelman, SK; sister-in-law Anne Deren of Medicine Hat, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. PRAYERS will be held on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

DEREN - Jennie (nee Kazuik) March 24, 1931 - April 28, 2013. The family of Jennie Deren is saddened to announce her passing on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Regina at the age of 82. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Deren; her parents, Peter and Julia Kazuik; siblings, Mike Kazuik and Steve Kazuik; and son-in-law, Graham Langford. She is survived by her loving family: June Horsman of Regina, Paul (Cheryl) Deren of Estevan, Donna (Richard) Jasper of Regina, Bill Deren of Bienfait, Lil (Randy) Olynyk of Regina, Linda (Barry) Mitchall of Regina, Delmar (Virginia) Deren of Stoughton and Joy Langford of Regina; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) Bawden (children Emma and Matthew) of Pilot Butte, Jennifer (Mike) Brown (sons Carter and Finley) of Milestone, Brent (Carlie) Jasper (son Easton) of Regina, Christelle (Kelly) Batty (daughters Averi and Kailee) of Regina, Deren (Hilary) Olynyk of White City, Darcy (Larrah) Olynyk (daughter Callie) of Regina, Kelcie Deren-Mitchall of Regina, Doug (Tracey) Deren (sons Cole and Jett) of Minot, Kris (Tammi) Deren of Invermere and Lindsay (Brant) Dammann (children Sierra and Cooper) of Creelman; sisters-in-law, Berva Kazuik of Estevan and Anne Deren of Medicine Hat, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

DILLMAN - Jacob R. "Jake", formerly of Bienfait, age 87 years, passed away peacefully at Mount Pleasant Manor, Regina on Thursday, May 24, 2001. He was born and raised in the Bienfait area - farming and residing there until his move to Regina in 1997. He was predeceased by his parents, first wife, Mary, in 1971 and second wife, Anne, in 1986, two brothers, Peter and Valentine and two sisters, Madge McMorine and Marie Hesketh. He is survived by his children, Lorraine (Gene) Griffith of Regina, Jacob Jr. (Shirley) of Hairy Hills, Alberta, Clifford (Olga) of Regina and Carol of Delta, B.C. and two step-children, Ken (Audrey) Hrynkiw of Winnipeg and Ruth Hrynkiw of Hamilton, Ontario. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, two step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, John, and four sisters, Katherine Kosolofski, Prince Albert, Rose (John) Gress, Estevan, Pauline (Walter) Bilawich, Whitehorse, and Betty (Arnold) Schlapkohl, Estevan, sister-in-laws, Mary Dillman, Estevan, Clara Mann, Regina and brother-in-law, Wilfred Mann of Dysart, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 30 at Helmsing Funeral Home, 2210 College Avenue Regina from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Prayer service will be held at Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be held Friday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 109-12th Ave., Estevan with Father Lorne Crozon presiding. Interment at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Evelyn and her staff at Mount Pleasant Manor for their dedicated and compassionate care of our Dad and Grandfather for the past three years.

DOUGLAS - Marjorie June (nee Krupka). On Sunday, March 21, 2004, Marjorie June Douglas late of Estevan, passed away at the age of 70 years. Marjorie was born November 14, 1933 near Bienfait, SK. She was the youngest daughter of Nicholas and Julia Krupka. Marjorie married Earl Douglas in October, 1952. They lived at M & S Coal Mines and Bienfait, then in 1963 they made Estevan their home. Marjorie was a fun loving person who enjoyed people. During her lifetime she enjoyed bowling, bingo and baking. She loved to visit with anyone and was always ready to help her friends and neighbors in anyway she could. Marjorie loved her family and looked forward to every visit with her grandchildren and greatgrandchild. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Julia Krupka, and her half sisters, Mary and Anne, her sister, Olga Owen, her brother, Mitchell Krupka. Her in-laws, Frank and Elsie Douglas, brothers-in-law, Roy (Pearl) Douglas and Jim Shand. Marjorie is survived by her husband, Earl, Estevan; daughters, Pat (Ken) Steinke, Estevan; Susan (Dan) Unger, Saskatoon; brother, Donald Krupka, Regina; sisters-in-law, Freda Krupka, Bienfait; Viola Shand, Regina; Mildred (Norman) Douglas, Scarborough; Audrey (John) Chess, Estevan; grandchildren, Greg Steinke, Kelly Steinke, Hannah Unger, Zachary Unger; great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Holmes; also nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral home, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment will be in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens at a later date.

DRABEK - Violet Bernice Drabek (November 14, 1935 - May 30, 2010). Violet Drabek, late of Estevan passed away at Estevan on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the age of 74 years. Visitation will be held on June 2, 2010 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Orsted Funeral Home. Funeral services for Violet will be held on June 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Orsted Funeral Home with Major Len Millar officiating, with interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

DRESSELL - Brenda Mary. On Monday, November 22nd, 2004, Brenda Mary Dressell, late of Estevan, Sask., passed away in Estevan at the age of 89 years. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 26th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., from Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Pastor Kathleen Schmitke officiating. Graveside Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. from the Bienfait Town Cemetery.

DUKART - Evelyn Marie Jeanne Louise (nee Marchand) October 16, 1924 - December 12, 2011. Evelyn Dukart, late of Bienfait, Sask. passed away peacefully in Estevan, Sask. on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Evelyn's memory will be forever cherished by her loving family: Donna (Larry) Jardine - Colin (Tara) and their children, Georgia and Jonathon; Todd (Trish) and their children Lucas, Larrissa and Hannah; Duane (Joy) Dukart - Tammy and her child Randi, Mark (Jacquie) and their child Asia; Denise Dukart - Derek (Lindsay) and their child Lily; Danny (Sherry) Dukart - Naomi (Mike) and their children, Kaitlyn and Jaden; Dion (Jamie) and their children, Zalee, Callie and Rylee; Darcy (Penny) Dukart - Jody (Misty) and their child Aaliyah; Crystal; Debbie (Tony) Tuchscherer - Serena (Randy) and their children, Cole and Peyton, Kevin (Tracey) and their children Brittany and Kaiden; Dellyne Dukart (Mark Humphreys) - Angela, Devon and Zachary; David (Natalie) Dukart - Drew; Daphne (Dave) Whitlock - Whitney (Rob), Hayley (Christopher); Deidra (Glen) Maurer - Alysha (Torey), Garrett (Jill); Deanne (Clint) Harkins - Chandler; Delores Dukart - Kassie (Conrad), Jordan; brothers, Raymond (Irene) and Lou (Pat) and sisters, Gaye Fenwick and Jen (Gordon) Kvammen. She was predeceased by her husband, Marcus, and an infant grandbaby Dukart (Darcy and Penny); parents, Edmond (1975) and Loretta (1983) Marchand; sister Erma (1992); brother-in-law, Ross Fenwick; sister-in-law, Lenora Marchand and two nephews, Gordon Kvammen and Tim Gates. Prayers were held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Estevan, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. A private family interment followed in the Bienfait Cemetery. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Words just do not seem to be enough right now. We would like to thank each and every one of you a million times over for your support and generosity. Mom was treated very special by everyone during her 8 week stay in St. Joseph's and the Regina General Hospitals; right from admitting, to emergency staff, housekeeping, nursing staff and all of the doctors involved with her care. We appreciated being able to leave the hospital each night to try and enjoy what little sleep we could, knowing that Mom was being left in such good hands. We know your jobs are not easy, but are certainly appreciated and respected. We thank you all. The dozens upon dozens of cards we received, each with a special little memento about how Mom was remembered, really touched our hearts. The many phone calls to us offering assistance for everything from lodging, to trips to airports, to the lending of vehicles ... this was all very much appreciated. The financial support to "The New Regional Nursing Home", in Mom's memory, the dozens of bouquets of flowers and the overwhelming gifts of food were all received through tears just knowing how much people really do care when one is left with such a huge hole in their hearts. It is obvious that the "Mama" is the hub of the wheel in more families than just ours. The many handshakes, hugs and shoulders to cry on will always be remembered and were most certainly needed. The understanding the many employers had while we were going through this extremely difficult period in our lives most certainly did not go unnoticed. We thank you all. To Father Peter, for his many reassuring and comforting visits with Mom while she was in the hospital, together with his well spoken homily at the celebration of Mom's life, to the Catholic Church choir, the altar servers, the readers and the C.W.L. for the lovely lunch, you all did an exceptional job. Thanks to Doug Third for his heartwarming compassion and to Dustin Hall for his soothing voice and the amazing job you both did at the prayer service. And last but not least, to Dustin and his entire staff at Hall Funeral Services; you truly do provide a service with professionalism, compassion and integrity. It takes very special people to deal with families who are experiencing such devastation in their lives. You helped us as a family as well as looked after all of our individual needs, from the music, to the beautiful candles, to the special private, family interment. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Mom lived simply, loved generously, cared deeply, spoke kindly and left the rest up to God. - Sincerely, The Twelve "D's" and their Families

DUKART - Penny Ann (nee Wagner) Dukart June 10, 1958 - January 1, 2012. Penny Dukart of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Regina, Sask. on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the age of 53 years after a lengthy battle with cancer. Left to cherish precious memories are her husband, Darcy Dukart; son, Jody Dukart (Misty Pesola) (granddaughter Aaliyah); daughter, Crystal Dukart (Danny Blackburn); her mother, Stella Wagner; and siblings, Richard Wagner, Wayne (Opal) Wagner, Lorne (Pam) Wagner, Brenda (Brian) Gunness, Brian (Barb) Wagner and Darwin (Wes) Wagner; brother-in-law, Joe Tuchscherer; and in-laws, Donna (Larry) Jardine, Duane (Joy) Dukart, Denise Dukart, Danny (Sherry) Dukart, Debbie (Tony) Tuchscherer, Dellyne Dukart (Mark Humphreys), David (Natalie) Dukart, Daphne (Dave) Whitlock, Deidra (Glen) Maurer, Deanne (Clint) Harkins and Delores Dukart, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Penny was predeceased by an infant daughter at birth; father, Ernest Wagner; sister, Shirley Tuchscherer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Evelyn and Marcus Dukart. A Prayer Service and Visitation was held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, Sask. A Celebration of Penny's Life was held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of God, Estevan, with Pastor Walter Engel officiating. A private family interment took place in the Bienfait Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Thank You The family of Penny Dukart would like to thank the physicians and nurses of Regina and St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan and also the unit 3B at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina for all the care provided. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way for Penny's funeral and prayer service. To Hall Funeral Services and Dustin, thank you for everything you have done for the family and making the music so special. Thank you to Doug Third, Walter Engel, Estevan Church of God, Ladies Ministry, Honourary Pallbearers, Bienfait Legion and all those that served the family during the luncheon. The family would also like to thank everyone who called, prayed, and brought food/drinks, sent cards, kind words, and donated to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (Oncology) in memory of Penny. Your kindness during this time is so much appreciated. Penny was a special lady and will never be forgotten. She was an inspiration to many people throughout the community including her family. She will be missed dearly. Thank you again for everything everyone has done for Penny and the family. Your support and love during this time will never be forgotten. - Sincerely, Darcy, Jody, Crystal Dukart and the Wagner Family.

DUNITZ - Mary (nee Lickacz). On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at the age of 93 years, Mary, of Regina Pioneer Village, passed away peacefully with family by her side. Mary was born in Bienfait, Sask., moved to M & S Mines where she and her husband operated a dairy business. She later moved to Bienfait, Saskatchewan where she lived until moving to Regina Pioneer Village several years ago. She was predeceased by her husband William, parents John and Anna Lickacz, sisters Sophie Krysko and Katie Kankiewich and nephew Joseph Kankiewich. Mary leaves to mourn her sons John (Rose) Dunitz and Gary (Gerrie) Dunitz, grandsons Warren Dunitz (Nancy Blake) and Jared Dunitz, granddaughter Judy Dunitz (fiance Merrill Brinton), all of Regina, several nieces and nephews and granddogs Oddie and Max. Everyone who knew Mary knew she enjoyed cooking, gardening, flower making and cake decorating. She loved and spent time with her grandchildren. She was also a devote Catholic and a member of the Bienfait C.W.L. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. in Regina Pioneer Village Chapel, 430 Pioneer Dr., Regina, SK, with Rev. M. Hogan, celebrant, with a private interment at Estevan Memorial Gardens.

DUPUIS - Doris (nee Blondeau). It is with great sadness that the family of Doris Dupuis, late of Bienfait, announces her death, January 3, 2005, at the age of 77 years. Doris passed away peacefully with family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1987; her parents Alfred and Agnes Blondeau; sisters Annie, Josephine, Nora and her twin sister Lorraine. She is survived by her four sons Ernest (Marilyn) of Bienfait, Larry (Robin) of Bienfait, Allan (Maggie) of Estevan, and Gordon (Angela) of Stony Plain, AB and her 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday January 6 with Father Lorne D. Crozon.

DUTKA - Emma. It is with great sadness that we announce Baby Emma was born November 18, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan and passed away a short time later. Although she was with us for a short time, she will be remembered and loved by her parents Trevor and Stacy Dutka and her big sister Tatiana Dutka, Bienfait; Baba and Geda Loretta and Ron Dutka, Regina; Grandma and Papa Denise and Morris Miller, Gravelbourg; Great Geda Dutka Joe Dutka, Bienfait; Great Grandma Ethel Miller, Gravelbourg; Aunts and Uncles Corey and Tanya Miller, Saskatoon; Ryan and Darlene Miller, Lafleche, Jason Dutka, Regina; Tamara Dutka, Calgary and several cousins and other relatives. The graveside service will be held at the Bienfait Cemetary Wednesday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brenda Kersell officiating.

DZUBA - Annie (nee Masiak) Dzuba of Carnduff, Sask., formerly of Estevan, passed away at Carnduff on Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at the age of 92 years. Survived by her two daughters, Katherine (Norman) Walker, Empress, Alta.; Patricia (Kim) Dalziel, Marathon, Ontario. Brother, Fred. Three grandchildren, Alan; Annette; Jackie. Four great-grandchildren, Wyatt; Tyran; Shania; Ryan. Several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Peter. Three sons, Peter; George; Robert. One daughter, Helen. Three brothers, Mike; Pete; Steve Masiak. Three sisters, Tinnie; Katie; Polly. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2003 from St. Paul's United Church with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will be at the Bienfait Cemetery.

DZUBA - Mary Florence (nee Kolenz) September 11, 1925 - March 25, 2012. Mary Florence Dzuba peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Estevan at the age of 86 years. Mary was born in 1925, in what was then known as Prospect, in the Pinto District of the Souris Valley east of Roche Percee. She lived there until the Prospect Mine closed down, then her family moved to the Hawkenson Mine for a short while until the Prospect Mine reopened, and then her family moved back to Prospect. She was the fifth child of eight children born to Johann and Martha Kolenz. She went to school at Taylorton, after attending M&S School for a short while. Once she left school, she found jobs - often cooking for farm harvesters in various locations until she began working and cooking at the boarding house in Prospect, and then later at the boarding house at Western Dominion Mine. In 1944, Sam and Mary were married; they have been married for 67 years. Sam and Mary lived at Sam's parents for a few months, until they moved to live at the Taylorton Store when Sam began working for the Western Dominion Mine. Then they lived at Bank's mine for a year before moving to the Briquette Plant. Through these moves, they had started a family: Dwain then Val, Lee then Jack, and finally Dallas. In 1965, they moved to their current location. Mary started working as a cook's helper at the Bienfait hospital to help with expenses. She worked there until 1972, when she retired. Children were growing up, moving on with their lives, getting married and having children. Mary became a grandmother many times over, and later, she was great-grandma. Mary loved visiting with friends and family, playing cards, and enjoying various pastimes such as bingo and ceramics. They had a cabin at Kenosee Lake for a few years, when the lake was high and the fishing was plentiful. Sam and Mary later began camping and travelled to many lakes in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Mary's love of nature continued throughout her life, from growing up and living in the valley to the regular drives through the valley Sam and Mary made to see what wildlife was around and the changes brought on by the passing of time. They enjoyed the many songbirds that return to their yard in the spring and mark the passing of time. Mary was a hard worker all her life and instilled that work ethic in her children. She had strong values and felt that family was most important. She was proud of her own mother and father and the life they made for themselves, as she was of her own children. She was the tie that bound the family together. Mary will be missed by all. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Sam, Bienfait; sons, Dwain (Pat), Roche Percee, Lee (Bernice), Estevan, Jack, Bienfait, Dallas (Lori), Bienfait, and daughter, Valery (George) Kirbyson, Surrey, B.C.; sister, Edith Panteluk, Estevan, 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Johann and Martha Kolenz; brothers, John, Frank and Victor; sisters, Ella Kolenz, Gertrude Graham and Joyce Kolenz; daughter-in-law, Janet Dzuba. Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, in St. Paul's United Church, Estevan with Rev. Brenna Nickel officiating. Interment followed in the Bienfait Cemetery. Thank You The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for Mary's care during recent months. Thank you to the staff of Hall Funeral Services and Reverend Brenna Nickel of St. Paul's United Church for their support during this difficult time. Thank you to all those who helped at the Bienfait Legion for the lovely luncheon. Also, thank you to all friends and relatives for their thoughtful expressions of sympathy and support. - From the family of Mary Dzuba.

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EDWARDSON - W. Keith, passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on May 22, 2001 with his family at his side. He was born November 29, 1939 in Bienfait, Sask. Predeceased by his parents, Morrell and Dora May and sister, Doreen (1998). He will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda Hine; daughters, Christina (Jack) Martens, Patti (Doug) Johnston; step-daughter, Lindsay Hine; step-son, Lee Hine; former wife, Carolyne; half brother, Al Edwardson of Kamloops; half sister, Freda Evans of Estevan, Sask; grandchildren, Jessica, James, Taylor, Keenan and many many friends and relatives. Dad came to the coast in 1977 and absolutely loved his Victoria. Thanks to the Nurses at VGH D6N and the friends who visited. Special thanks to Jim and Adelia Duquette, and Cindy Rumley, and special pal "Chester". A Memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, on Monday, May 28, 2001 at 12:00 pm.

ELCHYSON - Stephen Elchyson, Regina and formerly of Bienfait, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away in the early hours of Sunday, August 26, 2001, after a seven week illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Carr), August 20, 1989, four siblings in infancy, his brother, John and his parents, Dymtro (Fred) and Mary. He is survived by his devoted children, daughter, Kay (Ron) Erdman, Regina. Son, Barrie (Diane) Elchyson, Neilburg, Sask. Grandchildren, Scott (Chantelle) Erdman; Shelley (Peter) Frombach; Stephanie (Aaron) Gibbons; Chelsea (Kurt) Smith; Bret (Debbie) Elchyson, and Dustin (Teena) Elchyson. Great grandchildren, Talen and Taenelle Erdman; Derek Frombach; Lindsay Gibbons; Cole, Chase and Kody Smith. He is also survived by his three sisters, Anne Bozak, Estevan; Mary Fowler, Alhambra, Ca; Jesse Lutes, Penticton, B.C. As well as one brother-in-law; several sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Stephen was born on November 1, 1915 at home in Taylorton, Saskatchewan. As a young man, he farmed and worked in the coal mines. He married Phyllis in 1939 and served his country overseas in World War II from 1942 to 1946. He then returned to Bienfait to work in the mines and eventually worked at Utility Coal, from where he retired in 1985. They resided in Bienfait, Sask. until 1988 when they moved to Regina. To his grandchildren he was known as McGyver, he could fix or build anything from scrap material. This wonderful man will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

ENMARK - Timothy Bruce. It is with great sadness that Sherry Enmark, beloved wife of Tim Enmark announces his passing on Sunday, September 25, 2005. Tim was born December 15, 1958, the second child of Mervyn and Kay Enmark at Bienfait. He graduated from U of S, Saskatoon with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1980. He worked at numerous pharmacies. Tim worked for Safeway 17 years, the last 5 in Moose Jaw. Tim was passionate in his love of his wife, Sherry, daughter Paige and son Christian. He is also survived by his two sisters Lori (Dwayne) and their family Carly, Jordan, Mandy and Nickolas March; Patti (David) and Nathan Darlington. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Dorothy Zopf and brothers-in-law Blair and Blake Zopf as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Tim was predeceased by his father and mother, Mervyn and Kay Enmark; grandparents Howard and Maggie Enmark and Garfield and Inez McKechney. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law Carl Zopf. A prayer service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Avenue East, Regina, SK on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the Rosedale Cemetery, 1804 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

ENNS - Dale Wayne Enns (July 5, 1959 - February 26, 2011). On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Dale Enns, late of Bienfait, SK passed away in Estevan, SK at the age of 51 years. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, 1506 4th Street, Estevan. Cremation will follow, with interment to take place at a later date.

EWASKI - Madeline Evangeline (nee Skoczylas) Ewaski, passed away at Regina, SK on Sunday, June 17, 2007 at the age 84 years. Survived by her brother, John Skoczylas, Estevan. Sister, Frances Skoczylas, Stoughton. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait. Interment will be at Portal, North Dakota R.C. Cemetery.

EWASKI - Steve Ewaski, passed away at Carnduff, Sask. on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at the age of 76 years. Survived by his brothers, John (Mary) Ewaski, Estevan; Alex Ewaski, Bienfait. Sister, Mary Frankliw, Oakville, Ont. Sister-in-law, Mary Ewaski, Estevan, also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Annie Ewaski. Funeral Service wil be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment at a later date at the Bienfait Cemetery.

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FAHLMAN - Barbara (nee Moskaluk) February 18, 1923 - March 25, 2012. Barbara Fahlman, late of Bienfait, passed away in Estevan on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Barbara was born to George and Mary Moskaluk at Old Taylorton. The family later moved to the farm east of Bienfait. Barbara attended Lignite School; upon leaving school she went to work in Weyburn where she met her future husband Alex Fahlman. They were married on June 23, 1943. After their marriage they lived in the Minton area where their only child Lydia was born. The family moved around to several locations until they purchased land and built up a farm in the Hirsch area. Barbara is survived by her daughter Lydia (Bill) Dacio; grandchildren: Charlene (Rudy) Valdes, Twyla Ronyk (Wally Hurlbert), Sheldon (Cathy) Dacio and Warren (Christa) Dacio; great-grandchildren: Sydnie and Cassandra Ronyk and Andrew Dacio; also step great-grandchildren: Catherine, Adam, and Victoria. She is also survived by her sister Olga (Stan) Kingdon; half-sister Jean Tompkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex; parents Mary and George Moskaluk; sisters, Irene (John) Lucki, Stella (Mike) Romanuik, Victoria (Marion) Rohatyn; half-sisters, Annie (Steve) Ciepliski, Ethel (Mike) Cymychz and, Mary Orabko; brother-in-law Mel Tompkins. Prayers were held in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Doug Third Officiating. Funeral mass was held in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church in Bienfait on Wednesday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment in the Bienfait Cemetery. We, the family of the late Barbara Fahlman, wish to extend most heartfelt appreciation and thank you to the following: Dr. Christie and Dr. Pehlivan, the nursing staff of Unit A at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Estevan Regional Nursing Home for the excellent care given Mother during her stays with them. Thanks to Doug Third for the prayer service and Dustin Hall for the music and to Father Peter Nijssen for the Funeral Mass and kind words, also the choir and organist at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church. Thanks to the CWL for the wonderful lunch. Thank you to the pallbearers, friends, and family for all the kindness shown. Lastly thank you to Hall Funeral Services for all of their help. God Bless You All. - Lydia and Bill Dacio and Family.

FAI - Alex. On Sunday, March 18th, 2001, Alex Fai, late of Bienfait, Sask., passed away in Estevan at the age of 75 years. Prayer service will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, Sask. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, Sask. with Rev. Fr. L. Crozon the celebrant. Interment will be held at the Bienfait Civic Cemetery.

FERGUSON - Dorothy Lillian (nee Johner) February 20, 1942 - May 16, 2010. Dorothy Ferguson, late of Estevan, SK and formerly of Bienfait, SK, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the age of 68 years. Dorothy is survived by her close friends, Brian and Carol Simon and sisters-in-law, Ivy Johner and Wendy Johner, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Violet Johner; husband Elmer; brothers, Harvey (Mary) Johner, Robert Johner, David Johner and Charlie Johner; sister Marion (Frank) Bachynski and nephew Calvin Johner. A funeral service for Dorothy was held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Pastor Darcy Umpherville officiating. Interment followed in the Bienfait Cemetery.

FINKAS - Bernice Fay (nee Hazzard) Finkas. Bernice, beloved wife, companion and friend of Eric, passed away on January 20, 2012 in Regina, SK at the age of 70 years. She is survived by her daughter Tammra (Bill) Wanner, grandsons Murray (Kortney) Wanner, Ryan Wanner & Warren Oswald, brother Elmer (Eve) Hazzard, Bea (William) Fletcher, Thelma (Ben) Alton, Loretta (Jerry) Larsen , sister-in-law Dorothy Hazzard, brother-in-law Gus Lehman & numerous nieces & nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her parents Ernest & Minne Hazzard, husband Eric, daughter Lorrie Oswald, brother William Hazzard & sister Marjorie Lehmen. Bernice was born March 31, 1941 in North Battleford, and moved to Bienfait as a young girl where she met Eric. She married Eric in 1959, and together they had two daughters, Tammra & Lorrie, and settled their life in Estevan. After Eric's passing in 1987, Bernice moved to Medicine Hat where she lived for 15 years. She resided in Regina for the last 8 years, making Parkside Extendicare her home for the last 7 of those years. Bernice will be forever remembered for her love for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and of World Cup Hockey. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Parkside Extendicare, 4540 Rae Street, Regina SK.

FRIEDT - Barbara Friedt (1913-2009). It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara announces her passing on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at the age of 95 years. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation in Barbara's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation. A prayer service will take place at Orsted's Funeral Home on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:00 P.M, 1506 4th Street, Estevan, SK. Funeral Service will be held at St. Monica's R.C. Church on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10:30 A.M., Bienfait, SK. A full obituary will appear in the Estevan Mercury at a later date.

FRIESS - Marianne (nee Himmelspach) Friess, passed away at Estevan, Sask. on Monday, April 9, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Survived by 3 sons, Harvey, Regina; Dennis (Lorna), Regina; Carmen (Darcy), Estevan. 3 daughters, Eileen (Henry) Shpyth, Saskatoon; Eugenia (Doug) Christenson, Bienfait; Janice (Arnie) Chamney, Estevan. 5 sisters, Margaret Finch, Estevan; Elizabeth Miller, Estevan; Annie Schwab, Estevan; Josephine Liska, Estevan; Alexandra Miller, B.C. 2 brothers, John (Cecelia) Olheiser, Carlyle; George (Beatrice) Olheiser, Estevan. 14 grandchildren & 22 great-grandchildren, also numerous sisters-in-law. Predeceased by her husband, Anton; parents, Joseph & Barbara Himmelspach; son-in-law, Clayton Burkholder; granddaughter, Shelley Chamney; 3 sisters, Eugenia; Johanna & Maria; 3 brothers, Peter; Emmanuel & Joseph. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

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GADD - Harry "Edgar" Gadd born September 13, 1931 in Estevan, Sask., passed away on September 10, 2011 at the age of 79, at the Campbell River and District General Hospital in Campbell River, B.C. He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Agnes Gadd; his brother, Leonard Gadd; his two sisters, Alice Shortreed and Esme McLean; his first wife, Hilda Gadd; and stepdaughter, Rhea Dunford. He leaves to mourn his wife of 17 years, Diane Cayer; his son, Leon Gadd; as well as his stepchildren, David (Donna) Dunford, Frank (Paulette) Dunford, Loren (Bernadette) Dunford, Delha (Peter) Ng, Evelyn Dunford, Kim (Melvyn) Schoff; and his brother-in-law, Donald McLean; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Edgar grew up on the family farm north of Bienfait, later farming himself also north of Bienfait and north of Estevan. He worked at the Charcoal Briquette Plant in Bienfait. In 1979, Edgar and Hilda moved to Campbell River, B.C., where they owned the "Gadd-About Charters #1", as they loved to fish and be on the water. Edgar was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Local #3097 where he could often be found playing crib (and skunking a good many of them!). He looked forward to his morning coffee with his buddies and will be remembered as a kind and caring man who loved people. Edgar and Diane made a final visit to Estevan and area at the end of June to the beginning of July this year. Edgar's wishes are that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Campbell River, P.O. Box 741, Campbell River, B.C., V9W 6J3. A celebration of Edgar's life was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 20 at the Campbell River United Church. A reception followed at the Eagles Hall, Campbell River, B.C.

GADD - Leonard John Gadd, late of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2001 from St. Peter's and St. Paul's Anglican Church, Bienfait with Rev. David Holmes officiating. Interment will be in Bienfait Cemetery.

GESSELL - Dennis Edmund Gesell was born September 22, 1938 in Bienfait where his father Ed was teaching at Lignite. The times were stressful, especially for Dennis, who, at age 3, had to undergo a two-year absence from family for hip reconstruction at the Shriners Hospital in Winnipeg. He enjoyed his visits to the Haukeness/Lindgren farms and Christmas Eve was always special. On occasion he had to assume the role of Santa Claus, stuffed with pillows and ringing the cow bell to the delight of his younger cousins. The Gesell family always celebrated together on Christmas Day. Dennis was an observer content with his own thoughts; even with his limitations he took long walks and watched Mother Nature unfold around him. Employment was somewhat limited for him, working at Prairie Nurseries and short contract jobs during the summer months. He was also employed at times as a sign painter. His artistic skills - ever present - developed in pencil, pen, and water colours. Portraits and animals in pen and water colour were his specialties. Cartoons for the funny papers were drawn and published, but it's tough to gain recognition in the "art world." His Aunts appreciated and were delighted by Dennis's hand drawn birthday cards. Dennis also maintained a life-long interest in geography and history. The family recognizes the support of Dennis's best friend, the late Ray Fieber, his AA sponsor and the special residents Mrs. Colbow and Mrs. Kirk of Yardley Place (for their kindness and support). Dennis passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Gudrun Gesell. Dennis is survived by his brother, Garry Gesell of Weyburn; his Aunts and Uncles: Dolly Backman (Estevan); Gladys (Haukeness) Lindgren, Estevan; Martha (Haukeness) and Erling Rothe, Estevan; Elvin Haukeness, Estevan; and Nell Hoium, Regina; and many cousins. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan on January 26, 2012, officiated by Pastor Stewart Miller.

GONAS - Michael James Gonas, passed away at Estevan, Sask,. on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Survived by his wife, Nellie, Estevan; daughters, Shirley (Richard) Fuessel, Regina, Debbie (Frank) Anson, Estevan; sons, Michael Jr. (Mary Lou) Gonas, Lethbridge, AB., Dennis (Lori) Gonas, Bienfalt; grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan and Parker Fuessel, Justin and Jesse Dell, Kevin and Chelsea Gonas, Devon and Dylan Gonas; great granddaughter, Mia; brother, George (Cathy) Gonos, Frobisher; sister, Annie (Bazil) Hodgson, Winnipeg, MB.; sister-in-law, Winnie Gonos. Predeceased by his parents;brothers, John Jr. and Joe; nephew Dwight. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, from St. Monica R.C. Church, Bienfalt, with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Private Family Interment.

GONAS - Nellie (nee Fedyk) June 29, 1930 - October 4, 2013. Nellie Gonas passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Nellie is survived by her children, Shirley (Rick) Fuessel of Regina, Sask., Mike Gonas Jr. (MaryLou) of Lethbridge, Alta., Debbie Anson of Bienfait, Sask. and Dennis (Lori) Gonas of Bienfait; grandchildren, Tyler (Jennifer), Ryan (Fabienne), Parker (Aly), Kevin, Chelsea (Troy), Justin (Kelly), Jesse, Devon and Dylan; great granddaughters, Mia, Makayla and Taya; brother John (Janice) Fedyk of Red Deer, Alta.; in-laws, Annie Hodgson, George (Cathy) Gonos and Wynne Gonos, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Gonas; parents, Nick and Edna Fedyk; son-in-law Frank Anson; brothers, Matt Fedyk, Bill Fedyk and Stan Fedyk; and sister Irene Abramyk. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

GRAHAM - Gertrude (nee Kolenz) Lees Glosser Graham, passed away at Carnduff, Sask. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Survived by her son, Floyd (Nelllie) Lees, Medicine Hat, Ab. Daughters, Nora (Donald) Cinnamon, Carievale; Joyce (Stan) Holmes, Regina. Step-sons, Brent (Lorraine) Graham, Cold Lake, Ab; Donald (Grace) Glosser, Calgary, Ab. Three brothers and two sisters. Predeceased by her parents, Johann & Martha Kolenz; husbands, Ellis Lees, Pete Glosser, Leslie Graham. Two daughters, Edna Koch and Betty Zieglgansberger. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 28, from Trinity United Church, Bienfait with Rev. E. Bidgood officiating. Interment in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

GUNNESS - Clyde. On Saturday, December 19, 2009 Mr. Clyde Gunness late of Bienfait, SK, passed away in Estevan at the age of 83 years. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bienfait Legion with officiant Mr. Doug Third. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery. Lunch will follow in the Legion.

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HEALEY - Joyce Ann (nee McGillicky) May 2, 1940 - April 27, 2011. Joyce Ann Healey age 70, formerly of Bienfait, SK passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Joyce is survived by her children: Lynette Caron of Regina, SK and Gregory Procknow of Weyburn, SK; grandchildren: Dennis (Courtney) Caron of Regina, Amanda Caron of Regina, Samantha Caron of Regina and Kathleen Nimegeers of Medicine Hat AB; great grandchildren: Nixon Caron of Regina and Avery Wilkes of Medicine Hat; siblings: Joan (Joey) Guerin of Regina, Rose (Bob) Parry of Lampman, SK, Zena (Ken) McBride of Lampman, Carol Larson of Regina, John McGillicky of Lampman, Martin McGillicky of Chilliwack BC, and Bill (Linda) Kalanchuck of Regina; aunt Doreen Jorsted of Estevan, SK. She was predeceased by her father Casmir McGillicky; mother Ann McGillicky; stepfather Fred Hryhorkiw; brothers: Ralph McGillicky and Mike McGillicky. A Memorial Service for Joyce will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

HENRICKSEN - Heinz Irvin Gunther Henricksen, late of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan, on Friday, December 15, 2000 at the age of 76 years. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, from Trinity United Church, Bienfait with Rev. Peter Calhoun officiating. Interment in Bienfait Cemetery.

HIENTZ - Karen Hientz, late of Regina and formerly of Bienfait, passed away at Regina on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the age of 68 years. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 29 from St. Paul's United Church, Estevan, with Rev. Pat Wotton officiating. Interment in Bienfait Cemetery.

HIENTZ - Ronald "Ron" Theodore Hientz, late of Regina, formally of Bienfait, Sk passed away Tuesday May 18, 2010 at the age of 73 years. A private family service will be held at a later date with interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery. Ron's family would like to thank the staff at Regina General Hospital, the nurses on 3E along with Dr. Lotz.

HINRICHSEN - Sharon Bernice (nee Piermantier) Hinrichsen, late of Bienfait, passed away at Weyburn, Thursday,July 25, 2002 at the age of 58 years. Survived by her husband, Alvin; her children, Denise (Jim) Turner; Darren (Shelly) Hinrichsen; Daniel (Jackie) Hinrichsen; Curtis (Jeannine) Hinrichsen; brother, Gordon (Heather) Piermantier; sister, Jeannette (Gerald) Biberdorf; eight grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, George and Viola Piermantier. Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002 from St. Paul's United Church, Estevan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

HODGE - Clara Irene (nee Bishop) RN, May 11, 1923 - December 31, 2011. It is with sadness that the family of Clara Irene Bishop Hodge announces her passing on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Clara was born on May 11, 1923 in Carievale, SK and attended school there. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1945 and married her childhood sweetheart Cecil, on December 22, 1945. She nursed in Bienfait and at the Regina General Hospital before retiring after 25 years with the Pasqua Hospital. She leaves to mourn her children; Bonnie (Tom), Murray (Pat) and Marsha (Barrie); grandchildren: Dean (Jacqui), Colin (Tammy), Kyle, Terri and Ryan (Emily), Steven and Dana (Ryan); great grandchildren Taylor, Dawson, Cailin, Jacey, Tyson and former daughter-in-law Rita (Brian), as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her husband Cecil, parents George and Florence Bishop, five sisters and one brother. At her request, cremation will take place with interment occurring at the Carnduff Cemetery in the spring. Special thanks are extended to the staff of Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan and Weyburn EMS, and the staff and doctors of 5F Regina General Hospital.

HORNE - Mary Ann Borthwick (nee Watchman) Horne, late of Estevan, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, Saturday, October 28, 2000, at the age of 87 years. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at Bienfait Cemetery with Mr. Doug Third officiating.

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INSKO - John 'Ted' Insko passed away at Regina, SK on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, Bienfait. Daughters, Norma Jean DeViller, Nova Scotia; Michelle Insko, Bienfait. Sisters, Sandra (Mel) Jacobs, Estevan; Ethel (Roy) Shanner, Regina. Mother-in-law, Jean Mueller, Medicine Hat, AB. Sister-in-law, Maureen Callihan, Medicine Hat, AB. Brothers-in-law, Walter Hanson, Estevan; Trevor Mueller, Medicine Hat, AB. Four grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathon, Jonas and Francesca. Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts. Predeceased by his parents, Eaton and Jessie Insko; sister, Amy Hanson; granddaughter, Hope Dawn Insko. Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2006 from the Church of Christ, Estevan with Mr. Tim Pippus officiating. Interment to follow in the Estevan City Cemetery.

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JANKIEWICZ - Steve. On Sunday, April 9, 2006, Steve Jankiewicz, late of Bienfait, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK at the age of 82 years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Paul's United Church, Estevan, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan.

JARDINE - Marie Anne Jardine, passed away at Lampman on Sunday, October 20, 2002, at the age of 86 years. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Prayers will be said 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 at the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.

JARDINE - Rita Corinne (nee Johner) January 1, 1937 - March 21, 2011. Rita Corinne Jardine passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 74 years. Rita is survived by her spouse Danny Shaw; children: Bev (Al) Dyck, Donna (John) Woodman, and Roxanne (Dacan) Wheeler; sister: Delories (Jim) Chabon; grandchildren: Nick Bachynski, Paul Bachynski, Kevin Friess, Raymond Friess, Lisa Friess, Jeanine Woodman, Dalan Wheeler, Paige Wheeler, Brooklyn Wheeler, Taylor Wheeler, Araya Wheeler, Lisa (Trevor) Fitzpatrick, Michael Shaw, Tammy Shaw, Daniel Shaw, Theresa (Jared) Dumaine, Shannon (Corey) Kardash; great grandchildren: Rian Patterson Bachynski, Shad Bachynski, Larissa Friess, Nikkita Friess; brothers-in-law: Larry (Donna) Jardine, Lavern Jardine, Larry (Lorna) Shaw, Michael (Rosalie) Shaw; sisters-in-law: Darlene Jardine, Carolyn Madro, Marilyn (Ernest) Dupuis, Debbie (Mike) Paiement, Linda Wilson, Barbara (Brian) Wagner, Rosie Rhuebottom; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rita is predeceased by her parents: Martin and Iris Johner; husband: Lorne Jardine; parents-in-law: Lorne Jardine Sr. and Anne Jardine; brother: Donald Johner; grandson: Brent Friess; son-in-law: Paul Bachynski; sisters-in-law: Rhonda Vollins, Deanna Wiggett; brothers-in-law: Raymond Jardine, Ted Madro; and nephew Randy Madro. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. A private funeral service will be held from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with interment to follow at a later date, in the Bienfait Cemetery.

JOHNER - Harvey Johner passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the age of 77 years. A funeral service was held from St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Bienfait, with Fr. Peter Njissen officiating. Harvey is survived by his son, Jeff (Audrey) Johner; grandsons, Keegan and Jayson Johner; sister, Dorothy Ferguson; sisters-in-law, Ivy Johner and Wendy Johner; brother-in-law, Bill Dacio (Lydia) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Violet Johner; wife, Mary (nee Dacio); brothers, Robert, David and Charlie Johner; sister, Marion Backynski; brothers-in-law, Elmer Ferguson, Frank Bachynski; nephew, Calvin Johner. A private interment will be held at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

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KINGDON - Donald Kingdon (March 18, 1930 - May 25, 2012). Donald Kingdon, late of Estevan, SK and formerly of Bienfait, SK, passed away in Estevan on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Valerie Kingdon; children, Kenneth of Valleyview, AB (children: Kaitlin, Wesley), Raymond (Cori) of Vernon, B.C. (children: Christopher, Cody), Louise (Howard) of Edmonton, AB (children: Michael (Heather), James) and Lorne (Margaret) of Valleyview, AB (children: Jacquelin, Kimberly); his brothers, Stanley (Olga) of Estevan and Leslie (Lois) of Armstrong, B.C.; and sister-in-law Helen of Estevan, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Margaret Kingdon; his brothers, Barry (Faye) Kingdon and Kenneth Kingdon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. A private family interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

KINGDON - Kenneth Nelson Kingdon, passed away at Estevan, on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at the age of 71 years. Survived by his wife, Helen, Bienfait and son, Gordon. Predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine Taylor. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, from Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan. Interment Bienfait Cemetery.

KINNA - Bradley Kinna was born on September 2, 1957 in Bienfait, SK and passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2008 in Regina, SK. He was predeceased by his wife Janice; parents Ken and Gertrude and stepfather James Mann. Brad is survived by his family, son Derrick; daughter Jill; brother Reg (Jo-Anne) and their family Kara, Joshua and Breanna; as well as extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

KNIEVEL - Sylvester Patrick Knievel (July 31, 1943 - July 23, 2010). Sylvester Knievel passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, SK on Friday, July 23, 2010 at the age of 66 years. Sylvester was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Ena; brother George (Phyllis); sister Mary Bates and sister-in-law Annette Knievel. He will be forever cherished and missed by his family: wife of 36 years, Carol; one daughter Anita (Tyson) Messner and three sons, Christopher (Donna), Jefferey and Adrian; two granddaughters, Ashleigh Messner and Sylvia Knievel; special canine companion Sandy; seven brothers, Francis (Joyce), Donald (Angela), Gerald (Karen), Leo (Janet), Robert (Carol), Edward (Marlene) and Kenneth (Barbara); one sister Ann (Garf) Lindsay, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Peter Nijssen officiating. Both services will be held in St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, SK. Cremation will follow, with interment to take place in the Bienfait Cemetery.

KOLENZ - Victor Fredrick. Fondly remembered as Dad, Papa, Dear, and friend. Victor Fredrick Kolenz passed away suddenly, June 20, 2009. Born May 23, 1930 to Johann and Martha Kolenz. He is survived by his loving wife Leona Poitras/Gosselin; sons Ken (Cindy), Rockglen, Sk, James (Kathy), Estevan, Sk, Robert, Roche Percee, Sk; daughters, Pat (Bob) Jacques, Estevan, Sk, Barb (Terry) Belfour, Gravelbourg, Sk, Caron (David) Mitchell, Estevan, Sk, Colleen (Bernard) Sterling, Estevan, Sk, and KarriLee Kolenz, Midale, Sk; brother; John (Annie) Kolenz, Estevan; sisters, Mary (Sam) Dzuba, Bienfait, Edith Panteluk, Estevan; brothersin-law, Ron (Eileen) Gosselin, Regina, SK, Mark (Bernice) Gosselin, Brooks, AB; sister-in-law, Audrey Marshall, Cochran, AB, Paulette Gosselin, Cochran, AB; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Johann and Martha Kolenz; 3 sisters, Gertie Graham, Joyce Kolenz, Ellie Kolenz; one brother, Frank Kolenz; mother and father-in-law, Bruno and Madeline Gosselin; brothers-inlaw, Steve Panteluk, Jerome Gosselin; one grandson, Michael Jacques; one granddaughter, Natacha Kolenz. Funeral Service will take place 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009 from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan. Eulogy to be read by Victor's nephew Dwayne Dzuba. Interment will take place at Bienfait Cemetery.

KONOPAKI - Walter. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Konopaki of Moose Jaw, Sask. on June 18, 2007 at the age of 81. Walter will be lovingly remembered by Helen; his children, Lee Westre and her children, Evan, Michelle, Jordan; Lynne (Ken) Fafard and their children, Kara (RyanTodd), Mark, Jay; and Brad (Charlene Schoffer) Konopaki and their children, Stacia, Zachary, Taylor and Mason. Walter was born in Bienfait, Sask on November 20, 1925. At the age of 14, Walter began his working career in the family owned coal mine. He later moved to Moose Jaw, and in 1949 met Helen Bookout at a dance at the Oddfellows Hall. Her Christmas present was an engagement ring he was so confident in their love, and that love lasted for 57 years. In 1947, Walter and his brother started Moose Jaw Sash & Door, and later added Security Building Supplies and Madero Distribution. These companies grew into a thriving presence within the building material industry in Western Canada. Walter was dedicated to his businesses, continuing to work until the age of 80. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the Construction Association, and President of AWMAC for many years. Throughout his life Walter enjoyed many activities. He was an avid hunter and waited all year for hunting season to spend time with his son, grandsons, and hunting buddies. He was devoted and gave generously to Ducks Unlimited. Being an active member of the Hillcrest G & C, he golfed and curled for over 50 years. It is Walter's wish that there be no funeral, instead a memorial gathering for Walter will be held on Sunday, June 24th from 2 4 pm at the Sportsman Centre, 276 Home Street East, Moose Jaw. A tribute to Walter will take place at 2:30 pm.

KRUPKA - Candace Michelle (1960-2009). Passed away on July 19, 2009 in the Grace Hospice (William Booth) after a brave battle with cancer. At her request no service will be held, cremation. A private family burial will take place in Bienfait, at a later date. Candace is survived by her Mother, Step Father, Brothers; Kim (Arlene), Kelly (Lori), Jay, three nephews, Jesse, Shilo & Dillon and their families, and aunts and uncles.

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LAINTON - Bernard Lainton passed away at Estevan, Sask, Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Service will be 10:30 am.m Friday, January 4, 2008 from the St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiation. Interment will take place at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens following the lunch.

LANGEN - Arnold Clinton Langen (July 5, 1939 - October 19, 2010). Arnold Langen of Roche Percee, SK passed away suddenly in Estevan, SK on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 71 years. Arnold is survived by his loving family, wife of 52 years, Marion Langen of Roche Percee; children, Candy (Brian) Smyth of Bienfait, SK, Darcy (Sandra) Langen of Roche Percee and Trudy (Clarence) Klassen of Carrot River, SK; grandchildren, Misty (Dallas) Hall, Dusty (Kristen) Smyth, Lucas Smyth (Lindsay Fornwald), Chris English (Trisha Neuberger), Samantha (Jo) Dickau, Kyle Langen, Toller Klassen, Terrell Klassen, Teagan Klassen (Ashley Roberts), Terrin Klassen; great grandchildren, Macie and Tanner Hall, Jackson and Lincoln Dickau, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Kristy Hoffort; parents, Leander and Flora Langen and sisters, Mayme Olson, Bernice Zimmerman and Lorraine Babbings. A Funeral Service for Arnold will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mike Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

LARRIO - Marilyn Elizabeth (nee Barker) passed away at Estevan, Sask. Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Survived by her husband, Bill, Lampman; son, Trent, Bienfait; daughter, Arlene Larrio (Garth), Winnipeg; mother, Corinne Barker, Estevan; brothers, Jim (Donna) Matheson, Curtis (Debby) Barker; sisters, Vivian (Larry) Lindblad, Karen (Ron) Hientz, Brenda (Joe) Peter, Ferne Gedak; granddaughter, Chelsa Larrio (fiance, Justin); numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Harry Barker. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Doug Third officiating. Interment at Bienfait Cemetery.

LARRIO - William (January 16, 1937 - October 3, 2013). On Thursday, October 3, Bill Larrio, formerly of Bienfait, passed away in Lampman at the age of 76 years. Bill is survived by his children; Arlene Larrio (Garth Finnsson), and Trent Larrio; granddaughter, Chelsa Marcell; great grandson, Mayson Marcell; sister, Lucille (Frank) Carlston; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn; parents, Frederick and Dorothy Larrio; brother, Jack Larrio. Public visitation will take place on Monday, October 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. and a memorial service will take place on Tuesday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Doug Third officiating, both services from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Town Cemetery.

LEPTICH - Matilda M. (nee Fresz), at Lampman, Sask on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at the age of 83 years. Survived by her children, Yvonne (Ted) Fornwald, Lampman; Marilyn (Alfred) Fleming, Weyburn; Larry (Judy) Leptich, Calgary, AB; Duane (Deborah) Leptich (Martin), Calgary, AB; Darcie Leptich (Don), Calgary, AB; Darrin (Melody) Leptich, Bienfait, 15 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. 3 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Nicholas; parents Mathias & Anna Fresz; son, Conrad; grandson, Chuck (Charles). Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 21, St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment in Bienfait Cemetery.

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MCLEAN - Esme Joan (nee Gadd) July 29, 1924 - June 29, 2011. Esme Joan Gadd was born July 29, 1924 at the farm North of Bienfait to Bert and Agnes Gadd. Growing up she participated in 4-H Calf Club, and loved playing baseball. She spent many happy hours with her brothers and sister, Leonard, Alice and Edgar. After finishing school in 1944 at Bienfait Rural, Esme headed to Regina to attend Teaching College. In September 1944 Esme started her teaching career at Holbrooke, teaching from 1944-1946. She taught at Douglaston 1947-1948, South Alameda 1948-1950, Poplar 1950-1951. While teaching at Holbrooke, Esme had boarded with the Stuart McLean family. At that time she met her future husband, Donald McLean. December 19, 1951, Esme married Don in the United Church, Estevan. They started their married life 10 miles north of Alameda on the family farm. Esme was very much involved in daily activities for the many years they spent farming. She always had a large garden, raised cattle, chickens, turkeys, and the occasional duck or goose. She always had a dog and a favourite among the many cats. Flowers were one of Esme's great loves. She spent many hours arranging flowers for Flower Shows for a great number of years. She was also very active in the Dalesboro Church and served as treasurer of the UCW for years. Esme spent many falls in the old CCIL combine bringing in the harvest. To Esme's marriage three children were born, Ken, Murray, and Donalda. Esme was very proud of her children and always encouraged them to do their best. If ever a problem, she was there to guide them. As when she was a teacher helping and guiding young people, Esme continued to do this for the rest of her life. As with her children, Esme was a very large part of her grandchildrens lives. Tyler, Ryan, and Lisa spent many a happy hour with Grandma, as she lived just across the yard. Kathryn and Thrissa's visits from Calgary were always something she looked forward to. She was very proud of all her family. Once Esme retired from farming, she moved to Estevan. Here she met many new friends. Esme loved to visit and spent many hours at different activities, especially enjoying the new church family she'd found. When Esme suffered 2 heart attacks in 2009 she moved to Creighton Lodge. Here too she met a number of new friends. Upon hospitalization on May 3, 2011, she knew she was going to have to leave Creighton, but was looking forward to once again making a new move and meeting more new friends. Esme had many ups and downs during her 2 month stay in the hospital and in the end lost her battle Wednesday, June 29, 2011. She will be greatly missed by family and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Bert and Agnes Gadd, her brother and sister, Leonard Gadd and Alice Shortreed, nephew and niece Robert and Barbara (infancy) Shortreed and numerous in-laws. Surviving her is her husband Donald, sons Ken (Diana), Tyler, Ryan, Lisa; Murray (Jana), Danny and Thrissa; daughter Donalda McLean (Mike Larocque), Kathryn; one brother Edgar (Diane) Gadd and a number of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held at the Church of Christ, Estevan, Sask. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Tim Pippus officiating and delivering the eulogy. David Widenmaier and her church family and friends sang numerous hymns. Esme was laid to rest in the Alameda Cemetery. We, the McLean Family would like to thank Dustin, Shirley and Hall Funeral Services for their lovely job. Tim Pippus and the Church of Christ for the beautiful service and lunch. Tim, your words were very comforting. You had obviously gotten to know Esme well. David Widenmaier for your lovely job of the hymns you sang. Bob, Calvin, Larry, Daryl, Dennis and Bill for helping to deliver Esme to her final home. Tony, Allen and the Alameda Cemetery for doing the finishing touches. We express thanks to all the honorary Pallbearers who have been her friends throughout her life. Willie, Michelle, April and Dana for being there, like you always are. We are grateful to all the family, neighbours and friends for all the calls, visits, food, flowers and cards. Everyone seems to know just exactly when to be there. All your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. - Sincerely, Donald; Ken, Diana, Tyler, Ryan and Lisa; Murray, Jana, Dan and Thrissa; Donalda (DJ), Mike and Kathryn

MILLER - Joseph "Joe" Anthony Miller, formerly of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan, SK., Saturday, December 28, 2002 at the age of 68 years. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2003 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Father Peter Nijssen officiating.

MITCHELL - Sidney 'Sid' Clare Mitchell (October 20, 1943 - September 2011). Sidney Mitchell, passed away at Estevan on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the age of 67 years. Sidney Clare Mitchell was the oldest son of Wilhelm and Laura Jean Mitchell. He was born October 20, 1943 in Bienfait, Sask.. He married Lesley Angela Ferbrache on March 6, 1961. They had four sons, Dennis John was born, September 23, 1961, Darcy James, born March 6,1965, David Jason, born June 10, 1968 and Sidney Michael born, December 16, 1970. Sidney attended Bienfait Public School and in 1958 the family moved to Estevan and he finished his schooling at Estevan Collegiate Institute. After school and on weekends he worked in his father's Meat Market and Grocery store. After Sid was married, he was employed full-time at his father's store, Mitchell's Meat Market. Eventually Sid moved on to different employment in the Estevan oil patch; he acquired the skills and experience that the oil industry demanded. He worked on drilling rigs, cement trucks, water hauling, industrial cleaning and picker trucks. His knowledge and expertise always provided him with some kind of employment in the oil industry. Sidney is survived by his sons, Dennis (Cindy) Mitchell, Penticton, B.C., Darcy Mitchell, Estevan, David (Caron) Mitchell, Canora, Sask., Sidney Jr. (Jackie) Mitchell, Fraserwood, Man.; Lesley Mitchell (Edwards) mother of Sid's sons; sister, Cheryl (Bob) Andrist, Estevan; brothers, George Mitchell, Saskatoon, Sask., Willie (Karen) Mitchell, Arcola, Sask.; five grandchildren, Dustin, Dylan, Codey (Danielle), Brady and Brittany; one great granddaughter, Autumn. Predeceased by his parents, Laura Jean and Wilhelm Mitchell, also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, Sask. with Marian Huber officiating. Interment followed at the Bienfait Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dustin Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, Brady Mitchell, Brittany Mitchell, Sheldon Mitchell and Kevin Hennegar. There will always be a void in the hearts of everyone that knew and loved him.

MOLYNEAUX - James Russell Molyneaux passed away Monday, April 14, 2008, at Estevan, Saskatchewan at the age of 69 years. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008 from St. John's Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating. Interment will be at the Bienfait Cemetery.

MOZILL - Stella (nee Katrusik) Mozill, passed away at Estevan, on Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the age of 82 years. Stella is survived by one sister, Mary (Leonard) Loppe, Oxbow. Numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband, Nick; her parents, Steve and Jean Katrusik; brother, Metro (Emily) Katrusik. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

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NEFF - Earl Kenneth. On Thursday, February 10, 2005, Earl Kenneth Neff, late of Roche Percee, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK at the age of 62 years. Visitation will take place Monday, February 14, 2005 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 9 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

NIEVIADOMY - Michael. On Sunday, February 16th, 2003 Michael Nieviadomy, late of Bienfait, passed away at home, at the age of 53 years after a courageous battle with ALS. A Service in celebration of Michael's life will be held on Thursday, February 20th, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Estevan, SK.

NIEVIADOMY - Ruth Nieviadomy of Bienfait, Sask. died peacefully on January 12, 2009 at the age of 78 due to complications related to a heart attack. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 2:00 pm at the chapel of Orsted Funeral Home in Estevan with interment to follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

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PANTELUK - Bill Panteluk passed away at Bienfait, SK on Monday, July 12, 2004 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his brother, Steve (Edith) Panteluk, Estevan; sister, Helen Mack, Abbotsford, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.

PANTELUK - Elizabeth Janet (nee Wilson) December 18, 1922 - October 3, 2013. Janet Panteluk, formerly of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Weyburn, Sask. on Thursday October 3, 2013, at the age of 85 years. Janet is survived by her children, Janet (Warren) Keim, Saskatoon, Sask. and their children, Rae and Sara; Sandra (Andy) Robertson, Carlyle, Sask. and their children, Jennie (Michael) Weber (Cassidy, Jordan and Ashley), Tanner (Rae) Robertson (Reese and Jade), and Garett Robertson; Kelly (Jo-Ann) Panteluk, Estevan, Sask. and their children, Mary, Riley and Elly. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Kay Wilson of Estevan, Anne Sahaidak of Moose Jaw, Sask. and Margaret Panteluk of Estevan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Panteluk; parents, Edward & Maria Wilson; brother Guy Wilson and sisters, Amy, Irma, Marion and Joyce. Janet and Walter, high school sweethearts, were married on September 25, 1947, living and working together for 54 years at Panteluk Construction. In addition to managing the accounts at work, Janet found time for volunteering in the community, particularly around her childrenís activities, and in the summer months enjoyed planting and then harvesting a large garden. The family genuinely thanks the staff at Tatagwa View for the care bestowed upon Janet while she was living there these last few years. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mark Osborne officiating. Following the service, interment will take place at the Bienfait Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the Bienfait Legion.

PANTELUK - Steve Panteluk passed away at Estevan, Sask. on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at the age of 83 years. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2006 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Bob Moyse officiating. Interment at Bienfait Cemetery 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 13.

PANTELUK - Walter Panteluk late of Bienfait, passed away at Minot, N. Dakota on Friday, January 25, 2002 at the age of 73 years. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Janet Panteluk, Bienfait. Children, Janet (Warren) Keirn, Saskatoon, and family, Rae & Sara; Sandra (Andy) Robertson, Carlyle, and family, Jennie, Tannet & Garrett; Kelly (Joanne) Panteluk, Estevan, and family, Mary, Riley & Elly. Brother, William (Ruth) Panteluk, Halifax, NS. Sister, Anne Sahaidak, Moose Jaw. Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; brothers, Nicky, John and Peter; brother-in-law, Dan Sahaidak. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, from Panteluk Construction Shop, Estevan, Kensington Ave. North and Panteluk Street with Canon K. David Holmes officiating. Interment to follow in Bienfait Cemetery.

PRYZNYK - Eleanor "Ella" Eva (nee Walliser) Pryznyk. Wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, friend, pie baker, perogy maker. These are just a few of the many words which could be used to describe the life of Eleanor (Ella) Eva Pryznyk (nee Walliser). Ella passed away surrounded by her family at Regina, Saskatchewan on June 16, 2011. Daughter of Jacob and Matilda Walliser, Ella was born February 16, 1929 in Bienfait, Saskatchewan. She grew up in a large farm family near Hirsch and left school at a young age to help care for her family, a theme that would continue throughout her life she always found the time to love, care for (and worry about) those around her. Ella married Joseph Pryznyk in 1948 and they raised their family in the Bienfait area. As their children left the nest and their extended family grew, the demands on Joe and Ella's kitchen increased perogies and pies were Ella's specialty and she expressed her love for her grandchildren by providing highly sought after care packages. For 51 years, until Joe's death in 1999, Ella and Joe watched as their family grew. Her grandchildren were all special but Clark, being the youngest, held an extra special place in her heart. In addition to her family, Ella also found the time to be active in the community over the years she volunteered with the Canadian Diabetes Association; Bienfait Memorial Arena; Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Police Advisory Board, the Bienfait Legion, and was also a member of the Bienfait town council. Over the past number of years Ella also traveled to a number of places including Yellowknife, Mexico, Arizona and Alaska she always hated the journey but loved the destination. Always worried about being a burden, she would never wear out her welcome and we would always wish she had stayed longer. She is survived by children J. Grant (Karen) Pryznyk; Cheryl Pryznyk; Ed (Gale) Pryznyk; Tammy (Cory) Furman, and special family friend Jeanie Forman; grandchildren Jennifer Bond, Jonathan Pryznyk, Mary Kowal, J. Ryan Pryznyk, Jeff Pryznyk, Don Pryznyk and Clark Furman; great-grandchildren Hannah, Cameron, Emma, Ethan, Isabella, Lachlan, Grace and Aedan; brothers John Walliser, Tony (Doris) Walliser and Joe (Kay) Walliser and sisters-in-law Rita Walliser, Rose Walliser and Olga Cassidy, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Joe; son John; parents Jacob and Matilda; and siblings Mike Walliser, Jacob Walliser; Ole Walliser; Ralph Walliser, Emily Katrusik and Rose McNutt. Ella was passionate about many causes including the need for organ donation. In her memory please consider giving the gift of life by becoming an organ donor and discussing your wishes with your next of kin. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, Sask. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment will take place in the Bienfait Cemetery.

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RESLER - Ernestine Marie (nee Marcotte) Resler, May 18, 1928 - January 1, 2012. Ernestine Resler, late of Estevan, Sask. and formerly of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Estevan on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the age of 83 years. Ernestine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Gerald (Sue) Resler, Gordon (Bev) Resler, Suzanne (Ken) Bonokoski and Wendy (Randy) Dubuc; grandchildren, Loren (Harmony), Ron (Melissa), Alexis (Joel), Laura (Patrick), David (Jodi), Jamie (Roxanne), Kevin (Kyla), Curtis, Randy (Jamie), Brad, Chris and Dylan; great grandchildren, Randi, Carter, Haley, Taylor, Logan, Brooklyn and Claire; sister-in-law, Pearl Marcotte; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; parents, David and Josephine Marcotte; grandson, Gord Resler; great grandson, Jace Bonokoski; sister, Augustine (Bob) Cossette; brothers, Patrick (Roseanna) Marcotte, Roch Marcotte, Herb (Hilda and Jean) Marcotte, Albert (Angeline) Marcotte, Nap (Fern) Marcotte and Leo (Edna) Marcotte. Prayers were held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Bienfait, by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment followed in the Bienfait Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Thank You Ernestine's family would like to thank all of those who extended acts of sympathy and kindness to us at this time. The gifts of food, flowers, cards, phone calls and visits were much appreciated. Thank you to Drs. Christie and Pehlivan for the care and concern you gave and also the staff of Unit A for giving the best of themselves to Ernestine and all of us during the time spent in hospital. Thank you to Corrine Sandstrom and Palliative care program. We are grateful to Richard and Ruth Marcotte for sharing their time with us whenever we needed them. Thanks to Father Peter, altar servers Hayden and Christopher, Stacy Grunert and St. Monica's choir for the funeral Mass and the Bienfait CWL for the wonderful lunch. Thanks to Dustin and all the staff at Hall Funeral Services for their kindness and compassion. Times of sorrow and grief are made easier by the surrounding comfort and concern of family and friends. - The Resler Family.

RESLER - Gordon Patrick Resler passed away at Regina, Saskatchewan, Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the age of 31 years. Survived by his parents, Gerald and Susan Resler, Bienfait; brothers, Loren (Harmony), North Portal, Ron (Melissa Wallace), Bienfait; special friend Kelly Gilroy, Oxbow; grandmothers, Ernestine Resler, Estevan; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by grandparents, Peter Resler, Edward and Rita Moriarty. Graveside Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2007 from the Bienfait Cemetery with Pastor Mark Bergen officiating. Interment will take place at Bienfait Cemetery.

RHIENDEL - John Anton, born at Lampman, Sk., on December 10th, 1936, moving later to Bienfait, SK., and then to Regina, where he passed away on Friday, January 12th, 2007. Predeceased by his parents Werner and Veronica Rheindel; inlaws Art and Margaret Fritz; grandchild, Chandra Kambeitz; sister-in-law Barb Fritz and special companion, his dog Tasha. John is survived by his loving wife Dorrine (Fritz) of 50 years, his children; Bev (Carl) Belanger, Carol, Dawn (Kerry) Agar, Corey (Bree) and Leslie, grandchildren: Craig (Tara), Deserae, Melanie (Brent), Nicole (Nathan), Murray (Amanda), Chelsey, Becky, Chris, Chantel, and Carmen, also three great grandchildren, and his sisters and brother; Susan (Gene) Choma; Leonard (Rose); Eileen (Ron) Gosselin; and Charlene (Paul) Zimmerman, brother-in-law, John Fritz and numerous nieces and nephews. John touched many lives with his always helping hands or endless family stories. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., with the funeral service being held on Wednesday, January 17th at 2:00 P.M. also at the Funeral Home, with Cliff Geiger officiating. Heartfelt thanks to the special caring nurses and doctors at the General Hospital that helped Dad be as comfortable as possible in his final days. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The family is setting up a memorial fund to place a park bench at Echo Lake as a reminder of the many wonderful years that were spent at the park.

ROHATYN - Marion Rohatyn passed away at Estevan, SK on Wednesday, May 24 at the age of 77 years. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, SK on Saturday, May 27, 2006 with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating.

ROHATYN - Victoria Martha (nee Moskaluk) Rohatyn passed away at Estevan, SK Sunday, February 23, 2003 at the age of 69 years. She is survived by her husband, Marion, Bienfait. Sisters, Barbara Fahlman; Irene Lucki; Olga (Stan) Kingdon; Annie (Steve) Ciepliski; Ethel Chymycz; Jean (Mel) Tompkins; Mary Orobko. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Moskaluk; sister, Stella (Mike) Romanack; brothers-in-law, Mike Chymycz; Sam Orobko; Alex Fahlman; John Lucki. Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating.

ROSS - Seldon Claude, late of Regina Pioneer Village Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2000. Seldon was predeceased by his father Hugh in 1921; mother Laura in 1970; brothers: Neil in 1913, Lawrence in 1970 and Allan in 1975. Seldon is survived by his loving wife Joan; daughters Colleen of Edmonton, Laurie of Regina and granddaughter Erin of Toronto. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Stevenson and brother Hugh, both of Moose Jaw; as well as nieces and nephews. Seldon was born in Bienfait, Sask. on September 1, 1910 and moved to Swift Current with his family shortly after. he married Joan Buckle in Swift Current in 1942. Seldon was a projectionist in Swift Current and Regina, retiring in 1974. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 30, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Regina Pioneer Village Chapel, 430 Pioneer Drive with Rev. Blair Dixon officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the compassionate staff of Unit 3B at the Pasqua Hospital and to Unit 2 West at Pioneer Village for the exceptional care given to him over the last few weeks.

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SERNICH - Anthony Sr. "Tony" Sernich, late of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at at the age of 80 years. At the request of Tony there will be no Funeral Service.

SERNICH - Lorraine (nee Blondeau). It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Sernich, late of Bienfait, Sask., announces her death, February 18, 2004, at the age of 76 years. Lorraine passed away peacefully with family at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Tony in 2003; her parents Alfred and Agnes Blondeau; sisters Annie, Josephine, and Nora; and son-in-law Peter Harmsworth. She is survived by her twin sister Doris Dupuis, children Richard (Gillian), Elaine (Harold), Mervin (Kathy), Gerald (Laurie), Gail (Henry), Dave, Bonnie, Tammy (Pat), Arlene (Ken), Grant (Sandra), 19 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. At her request no service will be held.

SERNICH - Richard. With overwhelming sadness the family of Anthony Richard Sernich, late of Bienfait, SK announces his passing on Monday, February 1, 2010, with his family around him, at the age of 63 years. He was predeceased by his parents Tony and Lorraine Sernich; sister Tammy Sernich; brother-in-law Pete Harmsworth; and father-in-law Fred Harmsworth. Richard leaves to mourn his wife and soul-mate Gill; son Robin, of whom he was so proud; and his beloved dog Marley. He is also survived by a large and loving family including Elaine (Harold) Richards, Mervin (Kathy) Sernich, Gerald Sernich, Gail (Henry) Jaworski, Dave Sernich, Bonnie Sernich, Arlene Sernich (Ken), Grant Sernich, mother-in-law Betty Harmsworth; brothers-in-law John Harmsworth and Geoff Harmsworth (Shelagh); sister-in-law Anne Harmsworth; and special niece Melanie (Russ) Lansdell; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard's life was full of kindness and giving. He lived simply and without pretension. He loved his family, he loved his work and he loved animals. We will especially miss his idiosyncratic sense of humour and we will always hold him close, by keeping alive his countless funny and unique expressions. At Richard's request there will be no funeral service. Interment of his ashes will be held at a later date.

SHAW - Robert "Red" Eric Shaw passed away at Estevan, Sask., Friday, July 4, 2003 at the age of 56 years. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Bob Moyse officiating. Interment will follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

SHILLINGFORD - Josephine (nee Bachynski). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Josephine Shillingford on Sunday, May 9, 2010. Josephine was born November 22, 1923 in Bienfait, SK. She and Bob lived in Balgonie for 50 years, and after his passing, she moved to Regina Lutheran Home which has been her home for the last three years. Josephine was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Bob; parents Peter and Pauline Bachynski; brother Tom Bachynski; sistersin-law May and Gladys; and brothers-in-law Pat, Scotty and Clarence. Left to mourn are her children: son Robert (Heather), and grandson Ryan (Krystal); daughter Lori (Peter) Neustaedter and grandchildren Peter Jr. and Sara; and son Monty (Denise) and grandchildren Christopher (Rachelle) and Jordan; as well as great grandchildren Lucas and Nicholas. Josephine is also survived by her sisters-in-law Libby (Ralph) Lawrence and Pearl Simons. A Celebration of Josephine's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Regina Lutheran Home Chapel, 1925 5th Avenue North, Regina, SK

SHIMINSKY - Annie (Anne) Shiminsky, passed away at Estevan, Sunday, March 31, 2002 at the age of 98 years. Survived by her children, Edward (Isla May) Shiminsky, Richmond, B.C.; Laura (Edward) Tafelmeyer, Estevan; Hank Shiminsky, Calgary, Alta. 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her husband, John; parents; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 2 daughters, Helen Norick; Jennie Pulkaunikas; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2002 from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Beinfait, SK with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery. Prayers will be said 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.

SIMON - Blaine Joseph Simon (1978-2010). It is with great sadness that Blaine's family announces his passing on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 31 years. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Darcy Umpherville officiating. Both services will be held in the Estevan Church of God, Estevan, SK. Interment will take place in the Bienfait Cemetery.

SKIKEVITCH - Garry Skikevitch passed away suddenly May 17, 2010 at the age of 68. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary (nee Lischka). Survived by his former wife, Barbara (nee Muche), son Jason (Cindy), daughters Martina (Gordon) and Christine; a grandson; sister Gail, niece Tania (Dimitris). A Celebration of Garry's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. Reception following. A second memorial will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010 in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, 937 Henry St., Estevan, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010 in St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, 502 Carbon Ave., Bienfait, SK. Interment at Bienfait Cemetery.

SKIKEVITCH - Joseph William. On Sunday, July 24, 2005, Joseph William Skikevitch, late of Estevan and formerly of Bienfait, passed away in Estevan at the age of 91 years. Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Monica Roman Catholic Church, Bienfait with Rev. Father Peter Nijssen the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Town Cemetery.

SKOCZYLAS - Frances Skoczylas, passed away at Stoughton, Sask. on Sunday December 2, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 6, from the St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will take place at the Portal R.C. Cemetery, Portal N.D.

SMYTH - Vera (nee Prescott) Smyth December 28, 1927 - August 22, 2012. Vera Smyth, late of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Regina, Sask. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Vera will be lovingly remembered by her family: sons, Brian (Candy) Smyth, Terry (Sharon) Smyth, Pat Smyth and Richard (Charmaine) Smyth; grandchildren, Misty (Dallas) Hall (children Macie and Tanner), Dusty (Kristen) Smyth (daughter Ella), Lucas Smyth, Christopher (Shannon) Smyth and Jesse (Courtenay) Smyth (daughter Abbigail); and sister-in-law Diane Prescott. She was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Sarah Prescott; husband George (Shorty) Smyth; granddaughter Kristy Hoffort and siblings, Hilda (George) Carlson and Harry Prescott.A memorial service for Vera will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mark Osborne officiating. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

SOUTHER - Edward W. 'Ted' Souther (December 20, 1922 - June 22, 2011). Ted Souther, late of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Regina, Sask. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Ted is survived by his sons, Red (Betty) Souther, La Ronge, Sask. and Darwyn Souther, Regina; daughters, Lynda Marcishchuk, Regina and Karen (Alvin) Wilhlem, Edson, Alta.; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Millie, Lorraine, Marie and Rosella; and brothers, Cliff and Walt. Ted will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and families, and especially by Red, Betty, Travis and Troy and many good friends. He was predeceased by his parents, W.O. and Hazel Souther; wife, Dora (Martha Ida) Souther; son Mervin; grandson Verne and three brothers, Don, Len and LeRoy. Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Estevan, Sask., with Pastors Bob Schultz and Dennis Fingas officiating. Interment took place in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan.

SOUTHER - Martha Ida Dora (nee Schulz) Souther passed away at Bienfait, Sask. Friday, September 8, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Survived by her husband, Edward 'Ted', Bienfait; sons, Mervin (Susan), Calgary, AB; LaVerne (Betty), La Ronge, SK; Darwyn, Regina; daughters, Lynda Marcishchuk, Regina; Karen (Alvin) Wilhelm, Edson, AB; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Martha Schulz; 2 sisters in infancy and grandson, Verne. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2006 from St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Estevan with Pastor C. Denninger officiating. Interment to follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.

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THOMPSON - Katherine Virginia Thompson passed away at Estevan, Saskatchewan, Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the age of 69 years. Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008 from the Bienfait Cemetery with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will take place at the Bienfait Cemetery.

THREINEN - Annie Mary Threinen. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, Annie Mary Threinen passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, Sask. at the age of 94 years. A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church, Bienfait, with Father Peter Nijssen Celebrating. Interment followed in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, Sask. Prayers were said Friday, September 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. from Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.

THREINEN - Anthony "Tony" Threinen late of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan, on Wednesday, June 27 at the age of 89 years. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2001 St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father P. Nijssen officiating. Prayers will be said at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan.

TUCHSCHERER - Agatha (nee Janer) Tuchscherer died on Saturday, August 31, 2002, in Regina, Sask. She was born in the ethnically German pioneer village of Colelia in the Black Sea Dobrudscha district, Romania, on June 25, 1915. Her father Karl Ludwig Janer, born about 1885, died on January 23, 1917, near Krassna, southern Russia. Her mother, Senfarosa (Ternes) (August 25, 1891 - July 20, 1953) died in Schweinfurt, Germany. Her only brother Jakob (Monika) Janer (June 3, 1914 - September 13, 1943) died as a German soldier on the Russian front. Agatha was also predeceased by her husband Anton (Toni) Tuchsherer (June 15, 1912 - June 15, 1996) and her only sister Martha (Josef) Tuchscherer (August 25, 1916 - February 27, 1997), in Maple Ridge, B.C. Agatha is survived by two children, Josef (Loretta Gartner), Toronto, and Maria, Regina; three grandchildren, Anna Maria Tuchscherer, Queen Charlotte Islands, Paul (Cristina Fernandes) Tuchscherer, Toronto, Michael (Vicki Pasternak) Tuchscherer, Toronto, one great-grandson James Paul Tuchscherer, as well as several cousins in Canada and Germany. Agatha, like most Colelia residents, was a descendent of Germans, who emigrated about 1809 from Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, to southern Russia. At age 13 she left home to work as a maid in Konstanza (Black Sea). After marriage she and Toni established their farm in Colelia. Agatha's eventful life saw the repatriation from Romania to Luelsfeld, Germany, in November 1940, the management of a Polish farm near Leslau from July 1942 to the desperate flight in January 1945 with Josef and Maria west, back to Luelsfeld, and the return of Toni from the German army in November 1945. Wuerzburg was home from 1950 till the emigration to Canada in December 1952, to Bienfait, where Agatha and Toni lived till August 1, 1995. Agatha's passion was cooking; she generously shared her baking with family and friends. Her sincere, exuberant friendliness and humor touched all she met. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Monica's Parish, Bienfait, Sask., Fr. L. Crozon officiating. Interment at Memorial Gardens, Estevan.

TURK - Katie Turk (March 17, 1910 - November 19, 2010). On Friday, November 19, 2010, Katie Turk, late of Estevan, SK, passed away at Hill View Manor in Estevan at the age of 100 years. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan with Mr. Doug Third officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait, SK by Rev. Peter Nijssen. Interment will follow in the Bienfait Cemetery.

TWIGGER - Charles William. Passed away in Vancouver, BC September 4, 1953, Charels William Twigger, in his 53rd year. Late of 3428 E. 3rd. Survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; 2 daughters Yvonne and Pat, at home; 1 brother John, Saskastchewan. Funeral service Wednesday September 9 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Chimes, Harron Bros. Ltd., 10th. Ave. & Ontario Sts., Rev. H. Lennox officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park.

TWIGGER - Isabelle. On May 29, 1943, Isabelle, widow of the late John Twigger, late residence 1473 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby, BC in her 84th year. Survived by two sons, Charles at home; Johnny in Saskatchewan; 1 sister Mrs. A. E. Simpson. Funeral service June 2, at 11:00 a.m. from the Home Funeral Chapel, 742 East Hastings, Rev. J. S. Muldrew officiating; interment Ocean View Burial Park.

TWIGGER - John. January 10, 1973 John Twigger, 76 years, of Bienfait, Sask., passed away. Funeral service Saturday, January 13, at 2:30 p.m. from St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church, Bienfait. Interment in Bienfait Cemetery, with Archdeacon Schermon officiating. Arrangements by the Weyburn Funeral Home.

TWIGGER - John. (Estevan Progress, Thursday, November 11, 1920, pg. 5.) John Twigger Dead. There died last Friday morning at Miss Winteringham's hospital, Estevan, John Twigger, probably the most widely known old-timer in the Bienfait-Taylorton area. He was eighty years old, having been born in Bedfordshire, Eng., and a resident of Taylorton for 30 years. He opened a mine south of Taylorton over twenty years ago, and an attempt was made to float coal by barges down the Souris river to Winnipeg, via the Assiniboine and Red rivers. He died two days after going into hospital, dropsy being given as the cause. Despite his advanced years, he was a very vigorous man, and kept at his work of mail carrier between Bienfait and Taylorton until a short time before he was taken ill. He leaves a wife and two sons, to whom sympathy is extended in their bereavement. The funeral service was held at the home, and the pall-bearers were W. Baird, Ed. Robb, Clyde Harrell, A. Heminger, A. Edwardson and H. Bulmer. Burial took place at Taylorton Cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Snider officiating. It may truly be said of him that he faithfully performed that task in life to which God called him. Taylorton News: The weekly social was cancelled last Saturday owing to the death of Mr. John Twigger. Mr. Twigger was by far the oldest resident of this neighborhood and will be missed by a large number of friends. Bienfait News: Wm. Hemenger and Charlie Trigger were bringing home the body of the last John Trigger home in a casket and rough box from Estevan undertaking parlours last Friday evening, when they were ordered to stop by a provincial police officer. Hemenger states he stopped his car and the search began. Rather a gruesome search, I should imagine, but it goes to prove that even the dead cannot rest in peace these days. Communication: Last Friday the body of Mr. Twigger was being brought from Estevan to Taylorton in a car driven by W. Heminger, accompanied by Charley Twigger, son of the deceased. When about a mile or so out of Estevan they met a car driven by a provincial policeman. About a mile further on they heard a car give warning as though wanting to pass them. They turned out to let it go by, which it did for a matter of a hundred yards or so then stopped across the road and called on Mr. Heminger to stop. The policeman came up and demanded to know what they were carrying. On being told it was a corpse he asked whose. When told all particulars he proceeded to examine the car, after shaking the coffin. When he was satisfied he gave a curt remark that they could go on. The whole affair has left a very bitter feeling in this neighborhood, and I was requested to let you know about it. Duty is duty as we know, but I do think that such an incident as this shows pretty plainly that the provincial police methods could be considerably improved. I remain, Yours faithfully, E. BERT KEARNEY.

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VAN DE GRAAF - John Henry van de Graaf (May 10, 1947 - October 17, 2011). John van de Graaf, late of Bienfait, Sask. passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the age of 64 years. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place in the Bienfait Cemetery, Bienfait.

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WALKER - Olga Lillian (nee Ostepchuk) Walker, passed away at Estevan on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the age of 90 years. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7 from the Chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Rev. D. Holmes officiating. Interment to follow in Bienfait Cemetery.

WALLISER - Ralph Paul Walliser, late of Bienfait, passed away peacefully, with his father at his side, at Estevan, on Thursday, January 2, 2003, at the age of 80 years. Ralph will be forever loved and remembered by his wife, Rose of 55 years, his family, Lorne, Bienfait; daughter, Terry (Don) Saen, Regina; granddaughter, Callie Saen, Regina; brothers, John (Laura), Bienfait; Jake, Estevan; Tony (Doris), Estevan; Joe (Kay), Prince Albert; sister, Eleanor Pryznyk, Bienfait; sisters-in-law, Rita Walliser, Estevan; and Helen (Ron) Bartram, Regina; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Matilda; brother Robert in infancy; brothers, Ole and Mike; sisters, Emily Katrusik and Rose McNutt; brothers-in-law, Metro Katrusik, Joe Pryznyk and Mel McNutt; sister-in-law, Marie Walliser. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father P. Nijssen officiating clergy. Interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

WIGGETT - Alice Elizabeth Ann Wiggett of Bienfait passed away at Estevan, SK. on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at the age of 18 days. Private Family Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2002 from the Chapel of the Orsted Funeral Home with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

WIGGETT - Deanna Gail (nee Jardine), passed away at Estevan, Sask. on Monday, June 18, 2007 age of 67 years. Survived by her husband, Thomas Edwin Sr., Bienfait. Children, Cheryl Wiggett, Bonnyville, AB.; Thomas Wigget, Bienfait; Lorna (Barton) Elchuk, Bonnyville, AB.; Calvin (Lynette) Wiggett, Calgary, AB. Sisters, Darlene Jardine, Estevan; Carolyn (Ted) Madro, Sherwood Park, AB.; Marilyn (Ernest) Dupuis, Bienfait. Brothers, Larry (Donna) Jardine, Sherwood Park, AB.; Laverne Jardine, Estevan. Sisters-in-law, Rita Jardine, Bienfait; Debbie Paiement, Estevan. Grandchildren, Amy Wiggett; Jenny Wiggett; Luke Vass; Mason Wiggett; Chase Elchuk; Kaelan Elchuk; Alexis Wiggett & Spencer Wiggett. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Lorne Joseph & Marie Anne Jardine; brothers, Lorne & Raymond Jardine; granddaughter, Alice Wiggett; nephew, Randy Madro. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Lorne D. Crozon Officiating. Interment of cremains will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Bienfait Cemetery.

WILKINSON - Olive Wilkinson passed away at Estevan, SK, Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her daughter, Joan (David) Lytle, Natalia, Texas; grandson, Steven Thomas; sisters, Ruby (Jim) Swift, Kelvington; Audry Tanner, Vancouver; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents, Hartley and Emily Wilkinson; sisters, Violet Wilkinson and Mary Aaronian. Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2003 from St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan with Canon David Holmes officiating. Interment at a later date in Bienfait Cemetery.

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YAKIMENKO - Emily Veronica (nee Friedrich) passed away at Estevan, Sask. Monday, August 28, 2006 at the age of 73 years. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Fedyk, Estevan; brothers, John (Mildred) Friedrich, Tony (Joyce) Friedrich, Lambert (Jean) Friedrich; sister, Rose Maley; grandchildren, Tyler and Shayla, Estevan; special niece, Janet Ternes; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Alex (1992); her parents, Mathias and Julianna Friedrich; nephew, Derwood Friedrich. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2006 from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment at Bienfait Cemetery.

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ZAZULAK - Anne Zazulak passed away at Estevan, on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at the age of 97 years. Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 from the chapel of Orsted Funeral Home, Estevan with Father Lorne D. Crozon officiating. Interment to follow in Bienfait Cemetery.

ZIEGLGANSBERGER - Betty (nee Lees) Zieglgansberger late of Bienfait, passed away at Estevan, on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at the age of 66 years. Betty is survived by her mother, Gertrude Graham, Carnduff. Sons, Donald (Lannett) Bienfait; Ronald, Bienfait; Douglas (Bernice), Estevan; David (Theresa), Estevan; Richard (Bonnie), Pilot Butte; Allen (Tracy), Pilot Butte; Micheal (Donna), Abbotsford, B.C. Clayton, Bienfait. Daughters, Linda (Rick) Elson, Estevan; Cindy (Nick) Spyromilios, Athens, Greece. Brother, Floyd (Nellie) Medicine Hat, AB; sisters, Joyce (Stanley), Regina; Nora (Don), Carnduff; 27 grandchildren & 8 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Frank; father, Ellis Lees; sons Peter & Paul; sister, Edna (Bill) Cook. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 8, from St. Monica"s R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment to follow at Bienfait Cemetery.

ZIEGLGANSBERGER - Emil (November 21, 1936 - September 25, 2013). Of Regina formerly from Bienfait, SK. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Left to mourn is his wife of 51 years Dorothy (Sanheim). He is survived by 5 children. Cindy Bennefeld of Saskatoon, Julie Zieglgansberger (Ken Whiting) of Edmonton, Holly Zieglgansberger (Jason Luker) of Humboldt. Michelle Unrau (Peter) of Regina and Duane Zieglgansberger (Wendi) of Regina. His family knew that we were the love and delight of his life. He adored his 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. We are grateful for the fond memories we have of him. He is now in heaven watching over us with his infant son Joseph John; parents Frank and Pauline Zieglgansberger; sister Viola Belanger; brother Frank and wife Betty; father and mother in-law Jack and Bertha Sanheim and brother in-law Robert Sanheim. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 3155 Windsor Park Rd, Regina SK on Friday October 4, 2013 at 10:00 am.

ZIEGLGANSBERGER - Pauline (nee Wanner) Zieglgansberger passed away at Estevan, SK, Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her son, Emil (Dorothy) Zieglgansberger, Bienfait; brother, Anton (Rose) Wanner; son-in-law, Girard Belanger; sister-in-law, Rita Wanner; numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. predeceased by her husband, Frank (1991); parents, Jacob and Katrina Wanner; son, Frank (Betty); daughter, Viola Belanger; brothers, George (Nympha) Wanner; Joe Wanner; sister, Margaret (Ralph) Ross. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005 from St. Monica's R.C. Church, Bienfait with Father Peter Nijssen officiating. Interment will follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan.






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