ADAMS - Cora Marie (nee Tagseth). March 18, 1908 - September 2, 2003. Cora Marie Adams, formerly of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan passed away at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, SK on Sept. 2, 2003 at the age of 95 years. Cora is survived by her daughter Ruby and son-in-law Art Gessner; her sister Anna Twedt; grandchildren: Dennie (Frank) Covelli (Trevor & Marc), John (Janelle) Gessner (Janine, Bryce & Brent), Carol (Michael) Mueller (Rebecca, Kristen & Ryan), Linda (Pat) Kavanagh (Chris, Stephanie & Jason), Larry (Debbie) Aupperle (Eric & Mary), David Aupperle, Andrea Chometa (Caitlen), George (Lynette) Adams (Andrew & Cameron), and Glenda Bruce (Jordan & Lauren). Cora was predeceased by her husband Ole; her son Arne; and daughter Arlene & son-in-law Jack Aupperle; granddaughter Laurie Aupperle; and grandson Russell Gessner; sister Agnes; and brothers, Guttarm, Richard, Ole, Martin, and Perry Tagseth. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 8, at 2:00p.m. at Norrana Lutheran Church, Bulyea, SK. Special thanks to 4th floor staff at Sherbrooke Community Centre for the care & compassion shown to Cora.
ADAMSON - Roy, age 62. Dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Passed away May 24, 2012 after battle with cancer. Predeceased by father, Gardener, sister, Mary Ann. He will always be remembered by his loving wife Val, son Brian, daughter Janelle, seven grandchildren, Colby and Makenzie, mother Thelma, brother Kelvin (Judy), sister Gwen (Neil), many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012 from Bulyea Hall, Bulyea.
ANDERSON - Hilda (nee York) Anderson passed away October 28, 2004. Hilda Helen York was born at Blucher, Saskatchewan, second child of Charles and Marion York. She attended school at Blucher and Bradwell. She earned her teacher's certificate at Saskatoon Normal School in 1941-1942 and taught at several one-room country schools. In 1945 she married Helmer Anderson of Bulyea, Saskatchewan. They raised four children. Hilda was a very creative person. She loved needlework, cooking, entertaining, and gardening. On the farm she planted many trees and flowers. Her life was enriched by a gift for making and keeping friends. From childhood school friends to former students to neighbours at Bulyea to her dear friends at Selo Gardens, each was remembered with visits, phone calls, cards and letters. Helmer and Hilda farmed in the Bulyea area until Helmer passed away in 1986. Hilda continued to live in Bulyea until 1996 when she moved to Selo Gardens in Regina. Hilda was predeceased by her parents; husband Helmer Anderson; son-in-law Joseph Poole and grandson Travis Poole; brother Edward York and his wife Brenda; brothers and sisters-in-law; Glen Frazer; Andrew Anderson; Amund and Olive Anderson; Matt Anderson; William and Margaret Parno; Lea Morrison. She is survived by her children and grandchildren; Marilyn (Robert) Decker of Regina; Carolyn, Allison (Aaron Madsen), Margaret, Greg and Michael; Dave (Simone) Anderson of Bulyea: Andrea; Judy Poole of Naicam: Stephen, Erica, Clayton, Natalie; Olive (William) McDougall of Calgary: Lauren and Adrienne; sister, Sue Frazer of Port Alberni, B.C.; sisters-in-law Borghild Anderson of Regina and Dorothy Morrison of Belleville, Ont.; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, November 1, at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment at Bulyea Cemetery.
ANDERSON - Olava. The death of Olava, aged 92 years of Regina and formerly of Bulyea, Sask., occured at Elmview Extendicare on Friday, July 25, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Amund; her parents; her sisters Klara, Birgit, Marie, Borghild and Arnhild; and her brothers-in-law Rangvald, Gustav, Henry and Victor. She leaves to mourn and remember, sisters-in-law Borghild (Regina), Hilda (Regina) and Dorothy (Belleville, Ont); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in Canada and Norway. At the request of Olava, a Graveside Service will be held at the Bulyea Cemetery on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.
ANDERSON - Olena of Regina and formerly of Earl Grey passed away October 20, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her parents Peder and Laura, brothers Peter and Andrew, sisters Caroline, Emma and Elen. She leaves to mourn one sister Laura Casselman, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 26, 2002 at 2 PM from Cornerstone Church, Earl Grey. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
BJELLAND - Marie Louise (nee Pederson) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 96 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Ralph, her parents Andrew & Olga, her siblings Selma (Joe) Curtin, Anne (George) Flotre, Alice (Don) Lehman, Edna (Bob) Nicholson, Alfred (Bea) Pederson, and Andrew (Laura) Pederson. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Bev (Geo) Beckett, Bulyea; son, Raye (Gloria) Bjelland, Regina; daughter, Rilla (Wes) Holowatuk, Saskatoon; eight grandchildren, Craig (Aline) Beckett, Grant (Mei) Beckett, Janine Beckett (Will Nolan), Ronalda (John) Gianoli, Pamela (Bob) Bailey, Ray (Ginette) Bjelland, Shelby (Amanda) Holowatuk, and Kyle Holowatuk (Janelle Villeneau); ten great-grandchildren, Caitlynn & Ashley Beckett, Miranda & Owen Beckett, Kristen & Haley Gianoli, Rolle & Brooke Bjelland, and Talia & Tysen Holowatuk. She is also survived by her sisters, Bertha Fries, Gladys Pederson and Doris (Cliff) Hanson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Marie was born on the family farm near Bulyea, SK on November 1, 1917. She attended schools in the area and graduated from Regina Normal School in 1938, teaching at various country schools in the Last Mountain area. In 1943, she married Ralph and they began their life together on the farm west of Bulyea. Here, they raised their family, farmed and enjoyed rural life while participating in many community activities. The farm was a special place for all to gather, particularly the grandchildren. Ralph and Marie moved to Strasbourg in 2003. Ralph passed away in 2007, and Marie then moved to Centennial Manor in Strasbourg where she remained until October 2013. The family extends their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, therapists and chaplain of Pasqua Hospital, 3A Palliative Care team for their exceptional care and compassion. A special thanks to Melinda for her beautiful voice and touching musical renditions, which were so comforting to Mom and the family in her final days and moments. A celebration of Marie's life will be held at Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea, SK. at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
BRACK - Lawrence Ernest, age 71 years of Saskatoon, passed away in a local hospital on Monday, November 14, 2005. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Howard Ulmer. Courtesy parking south of the chapel. Lawrence was born on March 2, 1934 at Bulyea, SK. He moved to the farm north of Saskatoon when he was six years old. He grew up on the family farm and in 1954 he took it over. He married Shirley at Saskatoon on October 30, 1954 and continued to live and run the farm until his passing. He and his partner Bob Siemens coowned Lor-Lee Holsteins. They exported genetics to the USA, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Japan, China, Russia, Spain, England, Norway, Holland and Finland. Later, his son Larry returned home to take an active roll in the farm operation. His passion was the farm. His other true loves were his granddaughters and curling. Lawrence was predeceased by his daughter, Lori in 1959; his parents, John and Lydia; sister, Edna; brother, Irvin; and father-in-law, William Steve. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two children, Larry (Karen) of Saskatoon, and Shawna (Kevin) Paziuk of Saskatoon; three granddaughters, Chelsea, Christy-Lee and Ambur; brothers, Bob (Joyce) Brack of Saskatoon and Lloyd (Beth) Brack of Vancouver; sister, Alma (Tony) Klein of Saskatoon; mother-in-law, Gladys Steve of Saskatoon; and sister-in-law, Renee Brack of North Battleford; as well as numerous other relatives. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BRACK - Robert Edward (January 25, 1930 - January 16, 2010). Bob Brack passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. His family was with him for his final days and hours. He will be forever remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, Lindsay and Brian (Nona) and his five grandchildren, Lee, Shea, Alese, Cody, and Jennilee. He was predeceased by father, John; mother, Lydia; sister, Edna; brothers, Irvin and Lawrence; brother and sister-in-laws, Alan Haight, Dave and Muriel Imrie . Surviving is his sister, Alma (Tony) Klein and brother, Lloyd (Beth). He had lifelong friendships with Joyce's brothers and sisters including Jean (Joyce's twin) and Gavin Hamilton, Ruth Lauscher, Gail (Don) Guidinger, Murray (Marge) Haight, Marie Haight, and Ann (Ken) Thompson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob was born in Strasbourg on January 25, 1930. He grew up on farms near Bulyea and Clark's Crossing. In his early school years, Bob attended a one-room schoolhouse at Clark's Crossing. He attended Saskatoon Technical Institute for high school and had fond memories of living with his sister Alma during that time even though they lived in a oneroom home without plumbing. Bob was always a talented student. He was first in his high school class and received a scholarship to attend the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1952 with great distinction and obtained a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. One year after graduating from U of S, Bob married Joyce Haight, a primary school teacher. They met during high school and through 4-H. Bob assumed leadership for the provincial 4-H program and influenced thousands of young 4-H members over the years. He had fond memories of leading 4-H expeditions to Toronto, California and New York. He actively participated in many 4-H camps at Camp Wakonda. Later, he was instrumental in creating the 4-H foundation leading to the permanent establishment of Camp Rayner at Lake Diefenbaker. Bob had a 40-year career at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1982, Bob became Director of the Extension Division and Community Relations for the U of S. This work included extension services, adult learning, alumni relations and providing distance education to communities across Saskatchewan. During his years at the university, Bob was a trusted mentor and a distinguished educator and administrator. He retired from the U of S in 1992 as Professor Emeritus. Among his many professional accomplishments, Bob was president of Canada's 4-H Council during Canada's centennial year and was awarded the Centennial Medal. He was a past president of the Canadian Agricultural Extension Counsel. Bob will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame this summer. Bob and Joyce were married for 57 wonderful years. Joyce supported Bob on his many endeavors during his career and provided a wonderful home for Bobby to return to each day. They shared a love of entertaining family and friends, cooking and travelling. Shortly into their marriage, Joyce was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Bob was a tireless and dedicated husband as well as a healer, therapist and motivator to Joyce during her setbacks. Together they managed challenging situations with grace, courage and dignity. Bob gratefully remembered all of the support he received from friends and family during Joyce's MS attacks. Bob's favorite times included being with his children and grandchildren. They had countless family trips on Vancouver Island and in San Diego. He had fond memories of the Brack houseboat trips on Shuswap Lake where he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren swimming, diving, water-skiing, and performing for the evening dances on the houseboat. Bob's grandchildren will forever brag of watching him `carve' up the lake at 75 years of age on a slalom ski. They will also remember his competitive spirit during games of cribbage, card games and scrabble. Bob was an avid fisherman who spent many hours casting and trolling in the waters of northern Saskatchewan. He led many trips there with colleagues from the university. Later, he enjoyed the annual fishing trips to Green Lake and Jan Lake with his nephews from the Klein family. As an athlete, Bob enjoyed skiing, curling, water-skiing and football. Lindsay and Brian's friends were always amazed when `Bobby', 25 years older than anyone else on the field, ran the long bomb for touchdowns in the weekly football games. He was a passionate fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the U of S Huskies football team. Bob was a tireless giver to the community. He was one of the founders of Camp Circle of Friends, an organization that has provided a camp experience for Saskatchewan children living with cancer for the past 25 years. Bob's influence upon his family and community will endure through generations to come. He will always be remembered as a man of unquestioned principles. His humility, unselfishness and understated manner belied his quiet but persuasive leadership. He was a man of wonderful intellect, incredible character and enduring compassion. He will be forever missed by all of us. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010 at The Sheraton Cavalier.
BRANDT - Julia Grace (nee Butler) March 23, 1933 – December 26, 2014. With heavy hearts we share the sudden passing of our dearest mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Julia Grace Brandt (Butler). Grace came into this world March 23, 1933, the 8th of 15 children born to John Frances Butler and Ethel Demyen of Lestock, Sask. Grace left home at 17 and married George Brandt on April 17, 1950. They moved to Gibbs, Sask. where they worked hard farming and raising their family. They eventually moved to Lumsden after 40 years of farming where they retired to enjoy more time with their grandchildren. Grace was an active member of the Lumsden community often sharing her energy to help others with a big hug, a prayer, a quilt or one of her delicious meals. There was always room for one more around the kitchen table. Grace is predeceased by her husband, George, her granddaughter, Tammy and her daughter, Dolores, eight sisters and three brothers. Grace leaves to cherish her memory her children, Carole (Clifford) Styles, Lois (Bill) Gardner, and Jeffrey (Cindy) Brandt; her sisters Mae LaFayette and Violet Greenstein and her brother Thomas (Yvonne) Butler; grandchildren Cheryl (Jeff) Bloudoff, Eddie (Amy) Styles, Brett Styles, Megan Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Julie Harvey; great grandchildren Jason, Brandt, Brody, Nicholas, Sarah, and Matthew; as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. Grace had tremendous faith in the Lord and has found her peace. "He has set me free". The Celebration of Grace's Life will be on December 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Centennial Hall in Lumsden, lunch to follow.
BREVIG - Ingolf passed away November 14, 2007 at the age of 87. He is remembered by his devoted wife Elinora, son Wes (Karen), daughter Wendy (Dick) Eddy, grandchildren Kim Brevig and Chris Eddy, sisters Clara Klatt, Thelma (Gerry) Siedekum and Lida (Lawre) Henderson, brother Art (Isabel), numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and good friends. Predeceased by his parents Lorentz and Elizabeth, brother Lenhard and sister Emma Huntley. In his youth he attended Pengarth School. He worked at various locations throughout Canada as a miner, farmhand and lumberjack. Ingolf served with the Lord Strathcona's Horse overseas in WWII. In 1950 he began farming the McKillop homestead and married Elinora Uhl in 1953. On the farm they raised their family and retired in 1983. At that time they moved to Strasbourg, where Elinora continues to live. Through his life Ingolf was very community minded person and served on numerous boards and committees. He liked to read, walk with his good friend Wilf, he loved to laugh, loved music and loved to dance. More than anything he loved his family and we will miss him. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 17, 2007 at 3 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District. Lunch and fellowship to follow at the Bulyea Hall.
BRINIECOMBE - Doreen (nee Abbott) Briniecombe of Bengough, SK, and formerly of Bulyea, SK, passed away peacefully January 8, 2009 at the age of 82 years at the Bengough Health Centre. Doreen was born on December 15th, 1926 at Victoria, B.C. She studied and practiced hairdressing, until she married the love of her life Elvin Briniecombe on July 17, 1948. Her home was always filled with the smell of homemade bread and the grandkids' favourite cookies when they went to visit. She spent a lot of time camping, fishing, picking berries and playing cards. Her favourite pastime was reading and doing word-find books. She loved to travel to see the grandchildrens' events, whether it was baseball, curling, soccer, or basketball. She spent a lot of time with her best friend, Jean Wolter. She was a hard worker, doing laundry, making lunches, cleaning and still made sure that all the kids were in the house before going to bed. She loved to sew and knit outfits for the kids and grandchildren. Doreen always shared her infectious laugh and smile with everyone. The family was very fortunate to have celebrated Doreen and Elvin's 60th wedding anniversary in July 2008. Everyone was in Bengough and had a wonderful time. She enjoyed herself very much visiting and watching the great-grandchildren play. Doreen was predeceased by her mother, Winnifred Abbott Gibson; father, Austin Gibson; brother, Gordon Abbott; sister-in-law, Helen Abbott and granddaughter Maria Rae Brown. Doreen is survived by her loving husband, Elvin; six children: Jim (Bette) of Regina, Bruce of Weyburn, Arleen of Regina, Margaret (Jack) Brown of Willow Bunch, Carolyn (Rick) Cull of Fort McMurray, and Heather (Ben) Hazen of Bengough, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her sister, Beverly (Gordon) Hiebert of Moose Jaw, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church in Bengough, SK. Sylvia Fitzgerald officiated. The interment will take place in the Big Beaver Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank Ross Funeral Service of Assiniboia and the staff at the Bengough Health Centre for their special care.
BRINIECOMBE - Elvin, of Bengough, SK., formerly of Bulyea, SK, passed away peacefully August 21, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Elvin was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Doreen, in January 2009, his parents Sidney and Caroline Briniecombe, granddaughter Marla Rae Brown and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Gordon & Helen Abbott. Elvin is survived by six children: Jim (Bette) of Regina, Bruce of Weyburn, Arleen of Regina, Margaret (Jack) Brown of Willow Bunch, Carolyn (Rick) Cull of Fort McMurray, and Heather (Ben) Hazen of Bengough, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Beverly (Gordon) Hiebert of Moose Jaw, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 11:00 am in Knox United Church, Bengough, SK. Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will take place in the Big Beaver Cemetery. The family would like to thank Ross Funeral Service of Assiniboia and the staff at the Bengough Health Centre for their special care.
BRYANT - Jean Ellen late of Regina, SK and formerly of Bulyea, passed away Friday, April 25, 2008 at the age of 87 years. Jean is survived by three sons, Dean (Elaine) of Bulyea, Bing (Lenore) of Broadview and Roger (Diana) of Regina; four grandchildren, Wenda (Doug Burnett) Moskowy, Dan (Karen) Bryant, Tanya (Neil) Gray, and Darby (Lenore) Bryant; six great grandchildren, Braeden, Brooklyn, Tyler, Bowman, Logann and Tiffany. A private family service will be held.
BULLOCK - Doris Bullock passed away in Bulyea, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband Bill. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
BURGESS Edith of Bulyea passed away peacefully May 9, 2002 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her first husband Carl Walters, one grandson Craig Myers and three siblings. She leaves to mourn her loving husband George, two daughters Carol (Ron) Vermeulen and Glenda (Calvin) Myers, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, five sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday May 13, 2002 at 2 PM from Bulyea United Church. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
CAMERON - Donald James beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at Nokomis Health Centre on Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Born on December 11, 1926 at home in the Stoney Croft School District. Don was predeceased by his parents George and Carrie, infant sister Margery, brother John and nephew Murray. Don is survived by Frances his loving wife of 48 years, 5 sons Robert (Verlynn), Earl (Joyce), Gerry (Leandra), Peter (Jean) and Kevin (Rhonda), sister Jean Ferguson, brother Doug (Dorothy), sister-in-law June, 8 grandchildren and 9 nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 23, 2002 at 1 PM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg. Father Gary Lindenbach concelebrating. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
COMPTON - Victor C. On Friday, October 7, 2005, Vic C. Compton, late of Strasbourg and formerly of Bulyea, Sask., passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents Percy and Mary Compton and brothers Harry, James, William and Ronald, Vic is survived by his sister Marguerite Anderson and by his nieces and nephews. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 14, 2005 from 7:00 8:30 p.m. in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Hall, Bulyea, Sask., with Rev. Manasse Habonimana, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bulyea Cemetery.
COUTTS - Lucinda Myrene Coutts was born on October 11, 1956, the youngest child of John and Ruth Coutts, a sister for Greg and Colleen. She grew up on the Coutts family farm, just southeast of Bulyea, where she took her elementary schooling, followed by Grades 9 to 12 at William Derby High School in Strasbourg, graduating in 1974. Cindy's love for children led her to go on and attain her Bachelor of Education in 1978 from the University of Regina, concentrating on the areas of early childhood and reading. Lucinda's teaching career began in Kelliher in the fall of 1978. She set down roots, purchased a house and remained there for 17 years. She put her heart and soul into her teaching, and after taking on Itinerant Special Education for a few years, her deep caring nature led to a year of stress leave. She went back to teach part-time at Southey for a portion of a year, and then just thoroughly enjoyed subbing at Bulyea and Strasbourg Elementary schools. In January of 2010, she bought balloons and celebrated her official retirement. Growing up on the farm, at a time when there was no TV, you learned to entertain yourself, and Cindy developed a great imagination and creativity, as well as a sharp wit and great sense of humour. Of course, that was all helped along by having to deal with and survive being the scapegoat of the pranks of two older siblings. Cindy's clowning around and contorted facial expressions are evident throughout the family album. As a youngster, Cindy enjoyed figure skating, softball, curling, dancing and music. Many of these interests she carried into her adult life, with the addition of travel. Trips of highlight were to Venezuela and the Maritimes with her mom, as well as several trips to Cuba, Mexico, Hawaii and eastern USA with friends. Cindy loved all kids and they loved her. She got great pleasure from her nieces, nephews and great-niece and great-nephews. In 1996, Cindy purchased a house in Bulyea and found her soul mate and her 'rock,' Gary Nordal. They enjoyed each other and life together. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October of 2008, but did not let that keep her from the joy of living her life to the fullest, as she was able. Cindy's courage, acceptance and positive attitude were beacons of hope for us all. We will miss that constant smile, her quick wit and her infectious hearty laugh. On January 30, 2011, Cindy passed away peacefully, in the Pasqua Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves to cherish her memory: the love of her life, Gary Nordal; mother, Ruth Coutts; brother, Greg (Adele) Coutts, Sarah Coutts (Andrea), William (Leah) Coutts, Nolan and Courtney, Stewart (Lesley) Coutts, Ryker; sister, Colleen (Al) Oshowy, Haley Oshowy, Tyler Oshowy (Kyla); in-laws, Leif and Anne Nordal; sister-in-law, Kathy (Rob) Hanson, Clint and Cody; plus numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A memorial service celebrating the life of Lucinda Courts was held Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Strasbourg United Church with Donna Rumpel officiating. Organist was Lesley Parkin. Time of remembrance was given by her brother Greg Coutts.
DECKER - Emilie "Millie" (September 18, 1906 - November 29, 2007). Millie Decker went to be with her Lord on November 29, 2007 at the age of 101 years. Millie was born in Winnipeg and moved with her family to the Strasbourg area in 1911. She married Fred Decker in 1942. Millie and Fred farmed in the Bulyea area until 1968 when they moved into Strasbourg. Millie moved to Aberdeen in 2002 where she resided until moving to Circle Drive Special Care Home in 2004. Millie was an avid gardener (up to her 95th year), a great cook and a willing hostess. Many people enjoyed a meal around Millie's table. Millie was a woman of strong faith, a faith to which she held to the very end. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Ken, Fort Saskatchewan and Ed (Marlene), Aberdeen; and grand-children, Shelley Decker and partner Neil Murdoch, Calgary and Scott and Lindsay Decker, Fort Saskatchewan; numerous nieces and nephews; and Matilda Schneider, sister-inlaw. Our thanks to the Staff of Circle Drive Special Care Home for their love and attention right to the end, and to Dr. Szott for her kind care of Mom. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2 at St. John Lutheran Church in Strasbourg.
ENGLISH - Keegan Drew passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the age of 15 years. He is survived by his foster mom, Bernice; six foster sisters, Ashley, Rose, Lily, Jessica, Cassandra and Nicole; foster brother, Ryely and his best friend, Ginette. He was predeceased by his grandpa, Eugene. A Visitation for family and friends will take place at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Bulyea Community Hall, Bulyea, SK with Elder Terry Smith officiating with burial to take place in Bulyea Cemetery.
EVANOCHKO - John of Strasbourg and formerly of Sherwood Park, AB. passed away February 10, 2008 at the age of 75. Predeceased by his parents Sam and Dora and son Sam. He leaves to mourn his wife Eunace, four sons Dave (Heather), Don (Cathy), Doug (Debbie) and Mike, daughter Shelley (Doug) Foster, 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 brothers Nick (Olga) and Bill (Mary), sister Mary Smysniuk and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday February 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM from Strasbourg Alliance Church. Pastor Lonie officiating. Interment Bulyea Cemetery at 11 A.M.
FERRIS - Viola (nee Nordal) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was survived by her beloved husband Alick; daughter Cheryl Ann (Dr. Stewart) McMillan; her cherished grandchildren, Alick (Deanne) McMillan and Christopher (Suzanne) McMillan. She also leaves behind, her very special great-grandchildren, Carson, Connor, Addison and Aiden McMillan; her sisters Alma (Weldon) and Phyllis; brother Andrew (Lillian); sister-in-law Millie Nordal; as as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Viola was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Caroline Nordal; brothers, Gudmund, Asbjorn and Lief. She was born on the family farm near Bulyea on January 23, 1922. Viola attended Pengarth School. During WWII, Viola worked in Ontario as a "Bomb Girl". During that time she played semi-professional softball with the Ajax Dilkins. After the war, she returned to Regina, completed a business course and worked in the business office of the Medical Arts Clinic. In 1947 Viola met the love of her life Alick Ferris. They wed in 1950 and started a lifelong partnership and love affair. Alick and Vi were successful in business (Ferris Electric), but the passion of their life together was always family and friends. She will forever be remembered for her garden, all things beautiful, her sense of humour, her chocolate cake and her loving and caring spirit. Through her long life, she was able to raise her own child, influence greatly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and ensure guidance for the future generations of the family to which she was so committed. ìMimi,î as she was called by her great-grandchildren, taught us to love life, each other and to value every day. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
FINCH - Cora M. (nee Maskell) May 2, 1911 - September 23, 2006. Cora passed away peacefully at the age of 95, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband James Douglas in 2001; her parents Albert and Florence Maskell; sister Ila Palmer; brothers Maitland and Herb; sister-in-law Griscilda Finch and brothers-in-law George Palmer, Dan MacDonald and Wilfred Finch. Cora will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Eva Webb and her children Adrienne and Vicki (Clayton) Campbell; sons Allan of BC and Edward (Gail) and their children Brian (Sherry), Darryl (Colleen), Gary and Sheila (Blaine) Muhr; fifteen great grandchildren; sisters Hazel (Alistair) Waddell and Vera (Jim) Corbett; sisters-in-law Betty Maskell and Dorothy MacDonald; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Cora was born in Goderich, Ontario and came west to the Strasbourg and Bulyea districts as a babe in arms. Cora attended Edenkellie School. In 1937, she married Doug Finch and raised 3 children. Cora loved farm life but had always longed to live in the city, in 1959 the family made the move to Regina. Cora enjoyed classes at the University Extension, swimming lessons, Civil Defence Organization First Aid and Home Nursing. Cora was a lifelong member of the St. John Ambulance League. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at Parkside and Pioneer Village for over 10 years. Cora loved life and put her heart and soul into every endeavor that she undertook with gusto and joyfulness. We will miss her dearly. A private family celebration of life will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
FISHER - Eliza "Beth" Mary (nee Small). Peacefully with family by her side, Eliza "Beth" of Lumsden passed away in the early morning of December 30, 2008. Beth was born on December 6, 1922 to John and Viola Small on the family farm near Craven where she grew up. In 1946, she married Joseph Manley Fisher of the Gibbs district and together they had two sons, Warren and Jim. Beth and Manley took over the Fisher family dairy and farmed together for 29 years before retiring to Shellbrook in 1975. Beth was a woman of great commitment, strength and perseverance, dedicated first and foremost to her family. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, gardening and time with her family. Predeceased by her husband Manley in 1997 and her parents John and Viola Small, Beth's life is cherished and remembered by sons Warren (Karen) Fisher of Lumsden and Jim (Deanna) Fisher of Shellbrook, grandchildren Deanna (Dean Unruh) of Calgary, Michelle (Jim) Markatos of Regina, Darryl (Andrea) Fisher of Bulyea, Chad (Becky) Fisher of Shellbrook and Ryan (Jennifer) Fisher of Bulyea and great grandchildren Jessica, Hillary, Caroline, Emma, Cosmas, Elizabeth, Maximos, Joel, Kendra, Rhae, Gavin and Cole. She is also remembered by sisters Jean Ollinger and Nellie Sorenson, brothers Sam (Evelyn) Small and Bill (Agnes) Small, sister-in-law Bertha Parkin and many nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday January 3, 2009 at 2 PM at Rock of the Valley Community Church, 10 Short Street, Lumsden with Pastor Darcy Nafe officiating.
FLAVEL - Magdalene (nee MacPheat) was born on June 3, 1914 to David & Magdalene MacPheat of the Marieton district. She passed away on Monday, May 2, 2011. She attended school at Marieton and later taught school at Stoney Croft and Eddie schools. She was predeceased by her husband Stan in 1991, and her siblings Ken, Helen, Scotty, John and Margaret. On June 27, 1936 she married Stan Flavel. They raised six sons on the family farm west of Bulyea. Family gatherings and church were very important. She is survived by her six sons, Alan (Helen), Russell (Noreen), Brian (Isabelle), Mervyn (Dorothy), Keith (Cathy), Dale (Georginia), seventeen grandchildren and thirty one great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Kay MacPheat, Phyllis Munshaw and Irene Flavel. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Strasbourg United Church, Strasbourg.
FLOTRE - Selma Margarethe (nee Monson). With great sadness, the family of Selma Margarethe Flotre announce her death in the early morning hours of Friday, October 18, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Selma was born July 30, 1907 in Bulyea, Sask., to Mathias and Susanna Monson. She was predeceased by both parents, her husband Olav in 1998, her daughter Delores Gilbert in 1996, her twin sister Anne (Jerry) Graham, sisters Ella (Cliff) Barrie, Esther (Nels) Hamilton and Mabel Powell, her brothers Britanius (Rose), Arthur (Peggy), and Sigvald. Selma is survived by her grandson Scott Sundseth, his wife Rebecca, and Selma's great-grandsons Stefan and Stewart; her brother-in-law Randy Powell, her nieces Rita (Vern) Benton, Donna (Orville) Knutson, and Linda (Brian) Ewing, her nephews Bradford (Sherry) Powell and Darryl (Barb) Powell, cousin Oswald Monson, as well as numerous extended family members in Canada, Norway and the United States. Selma's life was marked by family relations and friendships that spanned all age groups and that were rich in laughter and fellowship. Her community of friends sustained Selma in her later years, and gave her strength to cope with the loss of her beloved husband and daughter. In the days immediately following Selma's death, her sister-in-law Rose Monson and cousin Olena Anderson died. Selma would want her love for Rose and Olena to be acknowledged with their passing. Selma's family and friends find comfort in the warm and loving memories we have of her time with us. We are grateful for her long and full life, and for her peaceful death. We are thankful to Trent Gegner and staff of Emerald Private Care Home for their compassionate care of Selma, and for their many acts of kindness and friendship towards Selma and her family. A memorial service celebrating Selma's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 25, at Central Lutheran Church, 2625 12th Avenue, Regina with Rev. Anne Knudsen officiating.
FOX - Grace Marie (nee Brown). It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Grace Marie Fox on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the age of 103 years. Grace was born in 1906 near Bulyea, Sask. and had the privilege of growing up in a loving family as the first of five children. She was a spirited and independent young woman who enjoyed a successful career as a teacher before meeting the love of her life, Robert Fox, at a sports day. They married in 1928 and eventually settled in Gibbs, where they were blessed with 5 children. During their time there, Grace was an active member of the community and was instrumental in bringing a skating rink and church to the town. She took great pride in her home and in the summer, visitors would always find a fresh bouquet of sweet peas on her kitchen table, picked from her garden. She loved to fish, bowl, and especially loved to dance, continuing to do so well into her 90s. She was a loving Nana, and always had time to teach her granddaughters to knit and crochet and to play crib with her grandsons. In her later years she enjoyed being recognized as the eldest fan at her great grandchildren's sports games. She will be dearly missed by her family. Grace was predeceased by her husband Robert, parents William and Bertha Brown, one sister, two brothers, one brother-in-law, two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Fay Willcox, Marie Boehmer, Bill (Carol), Ted, and Vivian Cooper, 15 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 2 greatgreat grandchildren, brother Roy (Anna) Brown, sister-in-law Edith Brown, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina, SK. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
FRISCHKE - Annie of Regina and formerly of Bulyea passed away December 7, 2009 at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Carl and all her siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Linda (Adam) Wittal, Harold (Lauraline), Edna (Bill) Schulz, William (Dianna), Arthur (Deborah) and Larry (Joan), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 12, 2009 at 11 AM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg.
GOLDIE - Ross passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008. Ross was born in Regina on December 1, 1921, to parents Herbert and Frances Goldie. Herbert died in 1925. Frances moved the family to Bulyea in 1930. Ross joined the RCAF in 1942. He trained in Canada, then in England where he served with 426 Squadron. He married Mary Ellen Williams in 1946. Ross graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Architecture in May 1950 and worked as an architect in Regina until retiring in October 1985. Ross was a member of Assiniboia Lodge #49 A.F.A.M., Wa Wa Shrine, Sons of Scotland, Royal Canadian Legion, 600 Wing of the Air Force Association and R.U.S.I. Ross was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Ed, Forde, John, and sister Margaret. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ellen, daughter Shirley Brooks, sons Jim, Charlie (Barb), six grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and one nephew, Peter Goldie (Chris), of Salmon Arm, B.C. Ross and Mary Ellen loved to travel, touring and cruising to many distant lands. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, 1105 Empress Street. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
GOODWIN - Sybil (nee Henfrey). It is with sadness, the family announces the passing of Sybil Goodwin age 91, on February 1, 2005. Sybil was born April 14, 1913 on the family farm at Bulyea. Sybil was predeceased by her husband Bill, her parents Ellen and Christopher Henfrey, brothers Glydon (Irene), Laurie (Grace), Alga and Sam, sisters Betty, Cassie (Herb), Olga (Ambrose), Louie, Nora (Pete), Viola, one grandson Robin, and daughter-in-law Dora, She leaves to mourn her daughter Barbara (Einar) Thompson, son George (Shirley), 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister-in-law Kathleen, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 2 PM from Bulyea Hall. Sybil was a kind and generous person will be missed dearly. The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the staff at Nokomis Health Centre, Last Mountain Pioneer Home and the homecare girls who enabled grandma to stay in her own home as long as she was able.
GORRILL - Mary Mae (nee Coutts) was born on March 20,1912 on the family homestead SE 1/4 22-23-21 W2 to William and Jesse (Russell) Courts. She was born very small, at only three pounds, the oven of the kitchen wood stove was used as an incubator. Mae passed away January 9, 2011 at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg, SK. Mae could remember walking behind the plow with her dad, tramping down the prairie sod, helping pick stones, butchering pigs, and all the other chores on the farm. More so, she did what other women normally did - cooking, baking, embroidery, sewing, tatting quilt making, knitting, and looking after younger ones, both at her parents home and her own home after marrying in 1935. For many years, Mae taught a class at Sunday school, played the organ for church, belonged to the church ladies group Ladies Aid (later renamed U.C.W.), had a small group of girls called Willing Workers, was a correspondent for Last Mountain Times in the Bulyea News section, and belonged to the Senior Citizens for many years in Bulyea and Strasbourg. Mae had a good and varied life. She liked to curl and play ball in her earlier years, to entertain people with meals, and play cards and board games. She kept boarders for many years, mostly school teachers, but sometimes construction workers. She loved nature, especially flowers and birds, as she spent plenty of time outdoors. She always had many houseplants year round. The memorial service is to be held in the summer, and Mae's remains are to be placed beside her late beloved husband Jarv Gorrill. Mae leaves to cherish her memory: her family Allan (Elaine) and Marvyn (Gaye); her grandchildren Brent, Brian (Corri), Tyler (Adelia), and Susan (Chris); her great-grandchildren Alyssa, Karisa, Ashton, Tyler and Sheyanne; one sister Irene; two sisters-in-law Mabel Gorrill and Ruth Courts; one brother-in-law George Burgess; nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends and neighbours.
GREEN - Layne Robert Green, September 23, 2009. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Tanya Sebastian & Rob Green; big brother, Ty; big sister, Sierra; grandparents, Sophie Sebastian, Bruce Sebastian, Peggy Green, Wayne & Sharon Green as well numerous aunts, uncles & cousins. A private family service will be held in Bulyea, SK at a later date. God needed another Angel...he chose you, we didn't want you to go but will always keep a special place for you in our hearts. We love you and will never forget you.
GREEN - Roger. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Green on May 13, 2014. A life too short but well lived. Roger was predeceased by his father Wayne Green; grandparents Ludwig and Mary Triffo and Eleanor Green; uncles Rynold, Arthur and Leonard Triffo, as well as his nephew Layne Green. Roger leaves behind his mother, Peggy Green; brother Rob (Tanya) and their children Ty, Sierra and Tayven; sister Kimberly (Shaun); step-daughter Shannah (Matthew, Dante, Lilith and Abigail); step-mom Sharon Green; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Roger was a quiet man who loved being on the water fishing. He enjoyed taking his niece and nephews out for an afternoon in the boat. Roger also loved going for coffee and very much enjoyed his BS sessions with his cousin James Triffo. Graveside Service will be held in Bulyea, SK at a later date.
HEY - Hilbert Hey of Bulyea passed away March 8, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth in May 2002. He leaves to cherish his memory son Gary (Brenda) and daughter Rhonda (Ron). Grandchildren and great-grandchildren Roxanne (Kevin)-Cameron, Devin (Leia)-Truitt, Rachelle (Jason)-Sophie and Sierra, Rulene (Warren), Renee (Devin), and sister Doris. A luncheon to honor Hilbert's memory will be held Monday, March 12,2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bulyea Community Hall.
HEY - Ruth of Bulyea passed away May 7, 2002. Predeceased by her parents and one sister. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Hilbert, one son Gary (Brenda) and one daughter Rhonda (Ron) Schulz, five grandchildren, one sister Elsie Munro, one brother-in-law Arnold (Elaine) Miller, one sister-in-law Doris Hey, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday May 10, 2002 at 2PM from Bulyea United Church. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
HOLMES - Inez (nee Kerr). It is with great sadness that the family of Inez Holmes announces her peaceful passing on January 3, 2007 in Saskatoon. She left us gently to be reunited with her beloved husband of 55 years, Stuart Holmes. She leaves to mourn her four children, Jeanne (Saskatoon), Tom (Vernon), Ron (Port Coquitlam) and Wendy (Kelowna), their families, extended family and friends. Inez was born in Bulyea, SK on March 10, 1914 to Annie and Joseph Kerr. At the age of two, her father was killed in the first world war. She and her three older brothers, Elmer, Walter and Maurice grew up in Regina and Punichy. She earned her teaching certificate, and taught in several small rural schools. While teaching at Greenfarm School, near Rush Lake, she met her partner for life at a dance. They were married in 1937, and had five children. The first born, James died in infancy. Inez continued to teach until Stuart returned from the war. They then worked side by side running the Herbert post office for over 30 years. Demonstrating her leadership and organizational skills, Inez was a member of the Herbert Hospital Board, Town Councillor, Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, a Lady Lion's member and active in Herbert United United Church. She was a strong confident woman who was an inspiration to many. She loved nature, reading, poetry, knitting and needlework, dancing, bowling, traveling and creating a beautiful home for her family and friends. Her hospitality and sparkle and generous nature will always be remembered. Inez and Stuart retired to Kelowna in 1980. After Stu's passing, Inez moved to Saskatoon to reside with Jeanne. For the past two years, she made her home at Porteous Lodge. She loved the staff. The family wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to the entire staff and Dr. Szott and Dr. E. Olszinski. She lived life with zest and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service will beheld at Grace Westminster United Church on Saturday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Herbert will be in the summer, date to be determined.
HUNTLEY - Emma Lovisa (nee Brevig) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 19, 2004 at the age of 79. Emma is lovingly remembered by her husband Ralph, her four children, Linda (Craig) Torgunrud, Dennis (Bente) Huntley, Vivian Usselman, Roger (Donna) Huntley; six grandchildren, Peter (Caroline) Armstrong, Suzanne Usselman (fiance Doug Holmberg), Jed Huntley, Daniel Usselman, Gunnar (Janine) Huntley, and Theresa Huntley; two great grandchildren Chelsea and Cody Huntley; her brothers Ingolf (Elinora) Brevig, Arthur (Isabel) Brevig; her three sisters Clara Klatt, Thelma (Gerry) Seidekum and Lida (Lawre) Henderson. Emma is predeceased by her father Lorentz and mother Elisabet Brevig and her brother Lenhard Brevig. Emma was born on May 23, 1924 on her parents' farm southwest of Bulyea, Sk. While working as a nurses' aide in Gull Lake she met Ralph. They were married on June 19, 1948. Emma and Ralph settled in Regina where Emma devoted herself to raising their four children. Her greatest passions were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Emma was a wonderful homemaker and was also active in her community. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (4825 Dewdney Ave) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens following the reception.
JAMES - Ken passed away unexpectedly at the Regina General Hospital in the early morning of Wednesday, November 20, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family. Ken was born in Regina on January 18, 1951. He spent his early life on the family farm in Bulyea and graduated high school in Strasbourg where he set many athletic records. At the age of eighteen, Ken moved to Lumsden where he resided for the majority of his adult life. Ken is predeceased by his mother, Thelma (Todd), his father Allan (Bud) and his brother in law, Raymond (Barney) Heinitz. Ken is survived by his wife Wendy; son Sean; step sons, Matthew (Haikush), Nicholas and his children Javen and Dawsey, and Patrick (Amy); sisters Susan Heinitz and Pamela James; Kenís nephew Todd Heinitz and great nephews Kyran and Logan Heinitz; in-laws, Jean (Allan) Duncan, Brad (Melinda) Duncan and their children Chloe, Spencer and Ben, Ron and Lisa Duncan and their children Hunter and Sawyer. Thanks to Doctors Pillay, Betcher, Sundar and Jones and nurses Lori, Twyla, Colleen, Dustin, Kristen and all of the MPICU staff. A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Lumsden Centennial Hall. Anyone who wishes to wear their favourite golf attire is invited to do so. There will be an open mic if anyone would like to share a story about Ken at the celebration.
JAQUES - Leonard Roderick, formerly of Regina passed away June 28 at his home in Bulyea. Leonard was born in 1922 in Eden Saskatchewan. He served in the R.A.F. in Burma, India and Egypt. Leonard worked at the Regina Refinery of Imperial Oil for 29 years, his last position being Process Operator. He retired after foreign service assignments in Aruba and Venezuela. Left to mourn are his wife of 57 years, Patricia, his children Douglas (Enid), Daryl (Holly), Dana Bertsch (Henk), and Scott (Loretta), 2 grandsons and 7 granddaughters. A memorial service will be held in Bulyea United Church, Thursday July 3 at 2:30.
JAQUES - Patricia Louise (nee Tims). It is with great sadness that the family of Pat Jaques announces her passing on July 26, 2010. Born on July 16, 1924 to Elizabeth and Douglas Tims of Fredericton, New Brunswick, she was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard in 2003, her parents and her brother Douglas. Pat is survived by her children Douglas (Enid) of Saskatoon, Daryl (Holly) of Regina, Dana (Henk) of Burnaby, B.C., and Scott (Loretta) of Port Moody, B.C. : grandchildren Kaley (Byron), Heather (Adam), Brody, Elise, Chelsea (Josh), Christina, Karlie, Micaela and Cameron: great-grandson Davin. Pat moved to Moncton, New Brunswick to work during the war and that is where she met Len while he was on service leave. After the war, she followed him to Regina where they were married and raised their family. They lived in Regina for several years along with temporary assignments in Aruba and Venezuela. After retirement Pat and Len moved to Bulyea and spent their remaining years enjoying their cozy country home. Pat loved her garden, the wildlife and the birds that she lovingly fed. Pat was loved by many and her passing will leave a void in the hearts of many. Wherever Pat lived or worked she made life long friends due to her generosity, great sense of humour and kind and caring ways. We were fortunate to have her in our lives and will miss her deeply. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Bulyea Hall from 1:00 to 3:00.
JOHNSON - Linda Molly (nee Klatt) of Buylea passed away May 29, 2001 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her loving husband of sixty years, a son Ken, her parents Carl and Minna Klatt, five sisters and brother in laws, one brother and sister in laws. She leaves to mourn three daughters Irene (Jim) Donnelly, Pearl Myers and Audrey (Bob) Johnstone and son Raymond (Gayle), thirteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, sister Maeta Erhardt, two brothers Ben and Alfred Klatt, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 2, 2001 from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District, Rev. R. Schulz officiating. Interment: Norrona Church Cemetery.
KLATT - Edith (nee Parkin), a long time resident of Olds, Alberta passed away February 8 after a long lengthyillness. Edith leaves to mourn her husband Elmer of 62 years, son Dennis (Noreen), daughterGeorgia (Dennis), grandsons David (Cathy), Dylan, Devin and Kobi (Amanda), granddaughters Leann (Gary), Sandra (Greg), great grandchildren Cheryl, Jamie, Shanelle, Tehya, Justin, and Joshua, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John and Sarah Parkin, sisters May, Ada, and Phyllis, and brother George. Edith was born on a farm near Bulyea, Saskatchewan where she spent her early years and developed a love for animals and music. Many a time her front room was the scene of band or choir practice with fiddlers, guitars, accordians, organs, drums and anything else right down to spoons. Her piano was well used as she gave piano lessons to her grandchildren and great grandchildren and anyone who wanted to "tickle the ivories". Mom valued all her friends and her Guest Book was always open as well as her door. Mom had a love for life and would stand for hours watching a sunrise or sunset and was always the last to leave a campfire. Her love for reading and knitting kept us warm and entertained. Mom was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served on the ladies auxiliary for many functions. Mom was known for many acts of kindness, dry humor, sharp wit and thoroughly enjoyed telling a good joke. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends and the many hearts she touched. You —Rock“ on Mom, your next —Fire“ will be in the sky when you‘re —Safe inthe Arms of Love“. No service by request. A Come and Go Tea at the home of Elmer and Edith Klatt will be held on Thursday, February 15 from 2 pm till 5 pm at 5037 - 52 St. Olds, AB.
LEHMAN - Alice (nee Pederson) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 11, 2008 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by siblings Selma (Joe) Curtin, Anne (George) Flotre, Edna (Bob) Nicholson and Alfred (Bea) Pederson; brothers and sister-in-law Ralph Bjelland, Edward Fries and Laura Pederson. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 59 years, Don; daughters Donna (Bruce) Shepard and Barbara (Don) Slager; grandchildren Kirk and Heather Shepard; Scott and Sandra Slager (special friend Michael Blackmore) and chosen daughter Carol Flotre; siblings Marie Bjelland, Bertha Fries, Gladys Pederson, Doris (Cliff) Hanson and Andrew Pederson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Alice was born on the family farm near Bulyea, SK on October 13, 1919 and received her education from schools in the area. Following graduation from business college in Regina, Alice was employed by J.I. Case Co., where she met her future husband, Don. They were married in 1949 and Alice became a full time wife, then mother and later loving grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family would like to thank Dr. Allan Miller for the dedicated care that he gave Alice. They would also like to extend heart felt appreciation to the staff of Victoria Park Personal Care Community for their friendship, care and love. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 E, Regina, SK on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Lois Mulholland officiating.
LITTLE - Palma Jeanette (nee Gullickson). Our dear Mom and Grandma, Palma Jeanette Little passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in Saskatoon at age 92. She was an amazing woman. Palma was born August 19, 1920 in Bulyea, Sask. to Mathias and Alpha Gullickson. She married Gerald Little and spent most of her very busy life on the farm she treasured near Spalding. Palma attended Teachers College in Saskatoon as a mature student and spent her teaching career in Naicam and as a consultant for the Tiger Lily School District in Melfort. While teaching full time she obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan- A major accomplishment and source of much pride to her. Palma is survived by her daughter Gereen (Ron-deceased) Schumacher of Humboldt - Brad and Angela- Saskatoon, Brian and Leanne- Regina (Justin, Kashtin, Lauren), Blair and Meagan- Victoria, BC; son Murray (Rita) of Saskatoon- Shawni and Duncan MacPherson - (Jackson,Carter) Kelowna, BC, Derek - Saskatoon, Jarrett and Denene - (Mary, Anna, Noah, John) Saskatoon; daughter JoAnn (Glen) Jestin of Tisdale- Randi and Marlon (Wiley)- Rosthern, Riley and Anjali - Saskatoon; son Bob (Geri) of Lloydminster AB- Michelle and Olivier Renault (Bastien) Montreal, Quebec, Melissa and Ian Paterson- London, England. Also surviving are her siblings, sister Alice (Clarence -deceased) Siekawitch, and brothers Gary (Audrey), Ivan (Charlene), sister in law Wendy and many nieces and nephews as well as the countless people she influenced as she dedicated her life to helping others. She was predeceased by her parents Mathias and Alpha, husband Gerald, brothers and sisters-in-law Andrew (Dorothy), George (Lorna), Melvin and brother in law Clarence Siekawitch. Palma was a very loving and caring Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her life-long passions were her family, little children, teaching, farming, politics, cooking and just plain working hard. Palma was genuinely interested in everyone and everything. Because of her interest and knowledge her recall of people, places and events was exceptional. She was an inspiration to all. Wonderful summers were spent at the family cabin at Kipabiskau, 4 winters in Arizona and family reunions at the farm Norwegian style where a table of 40 was the norm. The family would also like to thank the staff at Luther Tower and Saskatoon Homecare for the great care mom received these past few years. We love you Grandma and we will miss you in our hearts. A celebration of Palma's life will be held on April 6th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
MALCOLM - Russell John of Bulyea passed away suddenly June 15, 2001 at the age of 54 years. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday June 19, 2001 at 2 PM from Bulyea United Church. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
MCCORMACK - Helen Bernice McCormack Warren (nee Haslett). December 22, 1921 - January 14, 2008. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother. Predeceased by husband Logan (1981), Adam (2000), son Greigg (Marion) 2004. Survived by daughter Claudia in Victoria, son Barry (Judy) in Kelowna, stepchildren Drena (Guy) in Vancouver, Robert (April) in Port Moody, grandchildren Aaron, Amber, D'Arcy, Jessica, Olivia and Jamieson. Born and raised in Bulyea, Saskatchewan, mom raised her family in Alberta and Prince Rupert, BC. Mom came to Kelowna in 1968 and worked at Arena Motors as receptionist for many years. Her passion for watching TV (especially sports), friends and family and the never ending crossword puzzles filled her later years in the company of her beloved dog Kelly and cat Benji. We will miss her strength, independent spirit, wise counsel and her unconditional love. Mom prided herself in living in her own home and managing her own affairs until she left this earthly plane to reside with the angels. Special thanks to Ray & Diane Loseth and family, Dean and Deborah Norris for their caring friendship and to Dr. L. Bobyn and staff. No funeral by request.
MCCUISH - Lillie (nee Etchells) was born September 29, 1916 at Bulyea, SK and left this world on September 1, 2008 at Sunset Extendicare, Regina SK. She was predeceased by parents Agnes and Willie Etchells; husbands, Dallis LeValley and Huistan McCuish. She is survived by special granddaughter Michelle Phipps, daughter Marilyn Phipps, son-in-law Elden Phipps, her extended family Darlene and Doug Slough and their children who always included her in their family events. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and there will be no funeral or service. In memory of Lil you may choose to take time to drive down a quiet country road to enjoy the simple things in life.
MONSON - Ozzie. It is with sadness that the family of Ozzie Monson announces his passing on September 15, 2010 at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully in his home in Saskatoon, SK. He is lovingly missed by his Son, Brent (Bev); daughter, Karen Carlton (Brent); grandchildren, Greg, Scott, Katie, Jordan (Danielle), and Tanner. He is predeceased by his wife Lynda, his parents Haldor and Ida, and his brother Emil. Ozzie was born and raised in Bulyea, where he worked on the family farm. He met and married Lynda Childs while working as the Wheat Pool Elevator Agent in Renown,SK. They moved to Elfros as he started a new career as the Credit Union Manager, where shortly after their move, they welcomed their son Brent, and two years later, daughter Karen. In 1976 Ozzie took over the family farm near Young, SK, from Lynda's parents, Arthur and Lillian Childs. In addition to farming he spent many years as the Town Administrator of the Village of Young. During these years he and wife Lynda made many friends, which made his move to Saskatoon after Lynda's passing, one of difficulty. He enjoyed his life in Saskatoon with a community of friends that he saw daily in and around Market Mall. Ozzie touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed by all. The funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Christ United Church In Young, SK on Tuesday September 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Interment immediately after at the Young Cemetery, and luncheon to follow at the Young Community Hall.
MONSON - Rose (nee Statler) of Bulyea peacefully passed away with her family by her side on October 19, 2002 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her husband Brit and six siblings. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Linda, son-in-law Brian Ewing, sister Ruth Bundus, brother Lawrence Statler, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At Rose's request a Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 2:00 PM in Bulyea Cemetery. Lunch to follow in the Bulyea Hall.
NORDAL - Anne (nee Riess) April 6, 1935 - November 1, 2013. Anne is lovingly remembered by her husband Leif; son Gary; daughter Kathy (Rob) Hanson; grandsons Clint Hanson (Alyssa) and Cody Hanson; sisters Betty Sajtos, June Lang, Ruth & Charlie Mannix, Debbie & Verne Ries; and sister-in-law Marion Riess. Anne was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Theresia (Hodel) Riess; sister Edna & Fred Uhl; brothers George & Hilda Riess, Lawrence Riess, Bob Riess, and brothers Joseph and Jacob in infancy; brother-in-law Harold Lang; and by her daughter-in-law Cindy Coutts. A Celebration of Anne's Life will be held at the Norrona Lutheran Church on Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at the Bulyea Hall. Donations in Anne's memory can be made to the Norrona Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Regina General Hospital and the staff at the Kidney Health Centre.
NORDAL - Asbjorn Martin "Uppy" of Bulyea passed away suddenly May 21, 2002 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Caroline and brother-in-law Boris Korpan. Uppy's memory will be forever cherished by his siblings Viola (Alick) Ferris, Gudmund (Mildred) Nordal, Leif (Anne) Nordal, Alma Korpan (Weldy), Phyllis Guttman and Andrew (Lillian) Nordal, many nephews, nieces and friends. Uppy loved his farm, horses and his favorite moments were visiting with family and friends. A service of remembrance will be held on Monday May 27, 2002 at 2:00 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District. Interment Norrona Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Bulyea Town Hall.
NORDAL - Gudmund Andrew Nordal born December 12, 1923 on the family farm at Bulyea, SK passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2007. He was the oldest son of Andrew and Caroline Nordal. He received his early education at the local school and later became an electrician. For years he was instrumental in erecting many of Regina's landmark buildings. In 1951, Gudmund married Mildred Thompson, also of Bulyea and they raised a family of four, Ted (Carol), Diana (Everett) Florence, Mary-Lou (Kevin) Foote, Barbara (David) Frandsen; grandchildren, Wray and Bryce Nordal, Amy Florence, Morgan and Erik Foote, Stephanie and Darian Frandsen. Gudmund was a real family man who had his family heading his list of priorities. They enjoyed his expertise when it came to helping build things and he was well versed in everything that needed to be done. He enjoyed children very much especially babies. Gudmund was predeceased by his brother, Asbjorn and brother-in-law, Boris Korpan. He is survived by two brothers, Leiv (Anne) and Andrew (Lillian); three sisters, Viola (Alick) Ferris, Phyllis Guttman and Alma Korpan; brother in law, Perry Thompson (Leona); sister-in-law, Mabel Harvey and many nieces and nephews who affectionately refer to him as Uncle Good. He has left a huge void in our lives, but many happy memories. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the health care professionals involved in his care. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Central Lutheran Church, 2625 12th Ave., Regina, SK with Pastor Jeff Tank officiating. An interment for immediate family will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery prior to the service.
NORDAL - Leif (November 17, 1927 - December 17, 2013). Leif is lovingly remembered by his son Gary Nordal; daughter Kathy Hanson (Rob); grandsons Clint Hanson (Alyssa), and Cody Hanson; sisters Viola Ferris (Alick), Alma Korpan (Weldy), Phyllis Guttman; brother Andrew Nordal (Lillian); sister-in-law Mildred Nordal. Leif was predeceased by his wife Anne; parents Andrew and Caroline Nordal (Myklebust); daughter-in-law Cindy Coutts, brother Gudmund Nordal, brother Asbjorn Nordal, brother-in-law Boris Korpan. A celebration of Leif's life will be held at the Norrona Lutheran Church on Monday, December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at the Bulyea Hall. The family would like to thank the Strasbourg EMS team, Justin Kerr, and Glen Hancock.
PARKER - Rachel Rae passed away at Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg on September 3, 2007 at the age of 100 years. Rachel was born to Robert and Hannah Roney on the family farm at Bulyea on April 16, 1907. She married Rev. Thomas Parker on July 3, 1935 and together they lovingly served the United Church of Canada at Blain Lake, Sintaluta, Oxbow, Ethelton (Pathlow), Govan and Dundurn Pastoral Charges in Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents, five brothers and three sisters and in 1967 her beloved husband Tom. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Shirley (Allan) Craswell of Strasbourg and Marj Parker of Pitt Meadows, B.C., grandchildren Ray (Marilyn), Ron (Adele), Gerry (Karen) Craswell, Nancy (John) White, Tom and Wilson Blakley, eleven great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. Rae moved to Regina in 1967 where she was employed by Regina General Hospital until 1972 and was later a volunteer there for many years. She was active in Carmichael and later Knox Metropolitan United Churches. She had a way of reaching out to others and made many friends along her journey. Funeral Service will be held at Strasbourg United Church on Thursday September 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Habonimana officiating.
PARKIN - George of Bulyea passed away April 6, 2003. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Bertha, one son, one daughter, eight grandchildren, two sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
PEDERSON - Alfred of Regina and formerly of Bulyea district passed away at the age of 81 on November 26, 2006 as a result of a fall. Predeceased by his wife Beatrice. He will be lovingly remembered by two stepsons Gary and Richard, one brother Andrew, five sisters Marie (Ralph) Bjelland, Alice (Don) Lehman, Bertha Fries, Gladys Pederson and Doris (Cliff) Hanson, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2006 at 2:00 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea district. Interment Norrona Cemetery.
PEDERSON - Andrew Mathias (Andy) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, February 12, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife Laura. Andy is survived by his sons: Wes, his wife Wendy and children Ben and Emily; Russ, his wife Pat and children Jason, Kelsey, Katee, and Jeff, his wife Melissa and their children Madeline and Sarah. He is also survived by four sisters: Marie Bjelland, Bertha Fries, Gladys Pederson and Doris (Cliff) Hanson, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the Doctors and Staff in SICU at the Regina General Hospital for their support and the remarkable care that Andy received. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 3 PM from Bulyea Community Hall, Bulyea.
PEDERSON - Beatrice Ellen (nee Burr) of Regina passed away March 17, 2004 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents William and Clara Burr, her first husband Stuart McDermid, one daughter Marilyn, one brother Morris and one sister Dorothy. She leaves to mourn Alfred her loving husband of 32 years, two sons Gary and Richard McDermid, three brothers Stanley (Lucille), Rodney and Bruce, one sister Audrey, several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 2:00 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District. Rev. Don Hansen officiating. Interment Norrona Cemetery. The family wish to thank Dr. A.J. Miller, also the staff of Sunset Extendicare for their loving and compassionate care of Beatrice.
PEDERSON - Laura Pauline of Regina passed away September 21, 2003 at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by her parents Oluf and Kay, sister Palma and brother Otto. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Andy, three sons Wes (Wendy), Russ (Pat) and Jeff (Mellissa), six grandchildren Jason, Kelsey, Katee, Benjamin, Emily and Madeline, sister Kathleen Kuzyk, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday September 26, 2003 at 2:00 PM from Bulyea Community Hall. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
PHIPPS - R. Alvin of Bulyea passed away December 25, 2000 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to mourn one son Elden (Marilyn), one daughter Darlene (Doug) Slough, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one brother Les (Vi), two sisters in laws Irene and Joan, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 2:00 PM from Bulyea United Church.
PHIPPS - Joan (nee Brown) passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, November 16, 2008, at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 89 years. She was born in Cupar, SK on April 9, 1919, the fourth daughter of Harry and Edith Brown. During the time her family lived in nearby Bulyea, she met the love of her life, Clarence Phipps. They were married in December 1941, just before Clarence was shipped overseas for the war. On his return, the couple set up residence in Regina, later joining and caring for Joan's widowed mother. In her time, Joan worked at Simpson's Department Store, Office overload, and as a temporary for Kalium Chemicals. From May of 1940 to November 1941, she worked in Ottawa for the Federal Government. She also sewed sterile wraps for instruments for Regina Public Health. For many years she accompanied Clarence on the piano while he practiced on the banjo for local dance gigs. Her door was always open to visiting family and friends who fondly recall her coffee pot always being `on'. Another popular meeting place for family and friends was in the Phipps' boathouse on Long Lake. Although Clarence and Joan had no children of their own, they will be missed and fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, as well as many friends from Regina and `the lake'. Joan was an avid reader and an expert at crossword puzzles. Her fondness for cats and dogs was well known. Joan was predeceased by her husband Clarence in 1997, as well as her parents and three sisters Cecilia, Theresa and Josephine. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Unit 4B Pasqua Hospital for their loving care and attention. Prayer Service will be held at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at St. Cecilia RC Church, 5020 7th Avenue at 1:30 pm. Interment will be in the Veteran's Section of Riverside Memorial Park along side her husband Clarence.
REID - Ida Irene (nee Gee) MacPheat Reid. It is with sorrow that the family of Ida Irene Reid announces her passing on August 5, 2004 at Extendicare Preston in Saskatoon. Ida Gee was born to William and Rebecca Gee in Cupar on April 21, 1924. She then went to "Normal School " and began her teaching career at Stony Croft near Bulyea, SK. Here she met and married Ken MacPheat where they farmed and raised their children until Ken's death in 1970. In 1971 she married Darwin Reid and resided in Strasbourg until moving to Saskatoon in 2003. Ida was very active as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Strasbourg United Church, the community choir, Last Mountain District Music Festival, the UCW, a special "Study Group ", and a board member of the Sask. Centre of the Arts. She began Strasbourg's Welcome Neighbour and also enjoyed her political involvements. She loved to sew and knit and was an accomplished painter. She was an active farm wife and with Darwin, joined him in Reid's Ambulance and Funeral Home. She also developed MacPheat Park and ran this business until her health began to fade in 2003. Ida's greatest treasures were her children and grandchildren. She loved to spend time with them at the cabin and loved her trips to the Yukon. She is predeceased by her husband Ken MacPheat (1970) and her husband Darwin Reid (1998), sister Dorothy Helmer, brother Walter Gee and parents William and Rebecca Gee. She leaves to mourn her children Douglas (Nicole), James (Sandra), and Merle (Ken) Sawatsky, Stepchildren Jacqueline (Kelly) Laurans, Lesley (Ray) Parkin, Nancy, Bill (Raylene), Linda (Elwood) Smith, Carol (Jim) Andrew and Joan (Tedd) Giesbrecht as well as 24 very special grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Her Sisters Erma (Bill) Dale and Donalda Whetter, Brother Irvin (Elaine) Gee, Sisters-in-law Kay MacPheat and Maidie Flavel, brothers-inlaw Joe (Shirley) Reid and Frank Szafron. A Memorial Service will be held at Strasbourg United Church on Tuesday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. Family interment will take place at St. John's Anglican Church, Marieton at 11:00 a.m.
RENWICK - Myrt of Strasbourg and formerly of Gibbs district passed away on May 29, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband Jim. She leaves to mourn her children Glenda Fox, Jo Ball, Ross (Shirley) Renwick, Don Renwick, Tanice (Dale) Lunn, Marcie Renwick and Carmen (Mark) Anderson, fourteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, sister Mallie Francis and extended family Bert, Marcheta, Jim, Pat and Lori, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 2, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. from Bulyea United Church. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.
RODENBUSH - Philip Martin. On Friday, October 2, 1992, Mr. Philip Martin Rodenbush, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 91 years. Mr. Rodenbush is survived by his loving wife, Vera Fay, his children: Lorne (Vivian), Kenneth, Hazel, extended family member Michael Stremeski; brothers and sisters: Henry (Gladys) Rodenbsh, Rudolph (Amelia)Rodenbush, Walter (Rowena) Rodenbush and Ernie Rodenbush, Margaret (Peggy) Naylor, Irene Cannon (Storey), Ann Tweetmeier (John), Alma Northeast; three grandchilren: Lynn (Charles) Kelln, Audrey (Jim) Prizeman, Ralph (Bridgette) Leibel; five great grandchildren: Matthew, Andrea, Christopher, Jordan, Richard; as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces. At age 22, Philip was on the first Wheat Pool committee, held at Pengarth school, he later farmed in the Govan, Sask., district as well as Strasbourg, Bulyea and Leslie, Sask. districts. He worked for Imperial Oil Ltd., in Regina for 19 years. From 1944-1959 he was politically active in both civic and municipal politics. He served on several boards including Regina Pioneer Village, Low-Income housing and the Regina General Hospital board. On July 18, 1974, Rodenbush Dr., a street in the Uplands area was named for Philip Martin Rodenbush for his dedicated service to the community of Regina. He was active in church work, on boards and also was involved in Sunday school. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 5, 1992 at 1:00 p.m. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, Regina, Sask. with Hewitt Helmsing officiating, interment to follow in Bulyea Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 4, 1992 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel .
RODENBUSH - Vera F. (nee Myers) passed away September 17, 2006 in Regina. Born on a farm north east of Bulyea in 1907. Vera leaves to mourn her passing, her immediate family: Lorne (Vivian) Rodenbush, Kenneth Rodenbush, Hazel Leibel, grandchildren Lynn Leibel-Kelln and Charles Kelln, Audrey (Jim) Prizeman, Ralph (Bridgette) Leibel, five great grandchildren, special extended family members Michael Stremeski, sister Hazel Schwandt, in-laws Kay Myers, Cora Myers, Ann (John) Tweetmeir, Irene (Storey) Cannon, Walter (Rowena) Rodenbush and many nephews and nieces. Vera was predeceased by her husband Philip Martin, her parents, eight brothers and sisters, six in-laws of the Myers family, as well as seven in-laws of the Rodenbush family. A Public Graveside Funeral Service will be held at the Bulyea Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2006 with Rev. Glen Lonie officiating. Luncheon at 2:45 PM at the Strasbourg Alliance Church.
RONEY - William Henry born August 4, 1915 near Bulyea, SK. passed away July 19, 2003 in Regina. Predeceased by his father William Thomas Roney, parents Hazel and Ira Brock and two sisters Edith Ordish and Evelyn Arsenault. Survived by his wife Phyllis, three daughters: Sandra (Doug) Kempf of Scottsdale, AZ., and her sons Steven and Riley (Leanne) Brown of Calgary; Lynda (Neil) Longfellow of Fort QuAppelle and their daughters Sara of Regina and Erin (Darin) Newton of Eagle River, Alaska; Pat (Roger) Franklin of Fort QuAppelle and their two sons Josh (Kim) and Jonah (Jodi) all of Regina; 5 great grandchildren: Lauren, Ryan, Connor, Mira, Kylie. Doug's children Joey (Shawn) Darcy and their children Logan and Max of Calgary. Fred (Tracy) and his children Zak, Jacob and Luke of Edmonton, as well as many nieces and nephews and ""Grandchildren"" Grady and Rachel Birns. Special thanks to Dr. Dickson and his nursing staff and to pharmacists Harvey Duke and Michal Trejgier. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina, SK., with the Rev. George Archer officiating.
SAMUELSON - Glen Samuelson (June 12, 1941 - January 17, 2012). We announce with great sadness that Glen passed away peacefully with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents and infant sister. Glen is survived by his loving wife, Elaine (nee Thompson) of 48 years, son Mykle, daughter Glenda (Kim), son Todd (Lisa), grandchildren Nicholas, Samuel, Madellyn, Thomas, and Maggie the labrador. A celebration of Glen's life will be held on Monday January 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the Bulyea Town Hall, Bulyea, SK.
SCHAEFFER - John "Johnny" of Bulyea passed away peacefully on November 18, 2001 at the age of 77 years following a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his first wife Katherine (Simpart). He leaves to mourn his loving wife Heather, daughter Gail (Rod) Lederhouse, three stepchildren Michael (Cheryl), Melanie (Corey), Scott (Dawn), grandchildren Robin (Jim) Croshaw, Sherry (Myron) Gelsinger, Jonathan Pearson, four great grandchildren Jeremy, Ben, Chelsea and Kevin, six sisters, three brothers, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. John served the community well with his love of music, flying and dedication to people. He generously served on many boards and councils. He had a passion for the outdoors and farming. A celebration of John's life will be held on Wednesday November 21, 2001 at 11:00 AM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg. Pastor Richard Schulz officiating. Interment Regina Memorial Gardens.
SCHULZ - Daniel Ardell. It is with our deepest love and sorrow we announce the untimely passing of Daniel on September 10, 2005 at Lanigan Potash Mine at the tender age of 23. Born at Regina General Hospital on October 14, 1981 to Maurice and Gail Schulz. Daniel will be remembered as a loving and caring friend by all who knew him. Excelling in speed swimming Daniel also loved playing baseball, golfing, hunting and spending time with his dog, Roxie. Daniel loved and cared for his family and will be greatly missed. Daniel is survived by: his parents Maurice and Gail Schulz, sisters: Yvonne (Ken) Bayliss of Carnduff, SK, nephews and niece Jesse, Josh, Jenna and sister: Yvette (Stan) Federspiel of Liberty, SK and niece Chelsea, and brother: Michael (Natasha) Schulz of Carnduff, SK. Also survived by grandmothers: Veronica Schulz of Watrous, SK and Ruth Libby of Penticton, BC. Daniel will also be greatly missed by his special friend Raylene Horsman of Weyburn, SK, the most important person in his life. The Funeral Service will be held in Watrous United Church on Thursday September 15th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch. Interment will follow at Bulyea Cemetery, Bulyea, SK at 3:30 p.m. An uphill journey cut way to short may you rest in peace we all loved you.
SENAVITCH - Judy (nee Shenton) born May 13, 1949, passed away October 6, 2005. Predeceased by her mother & father, Matilda & Bert Shenton. Survived by her husband Dave Senavitch and her sons Gerald (Susan Jones), Robert (Cathy Henning), and daughters Brandy (Dave) Sauer, Carrie (Michelle) Chervinski, Jaeleen Chervinski, Holly (Adrian) Delorme, 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Graveside funeral to be held Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Bulyea Cemetery at 1:00 pm.
SMITH - Betty Kathleen of Strasbourg and formerly of Bulyea passed away October 11, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband John. She leaves to cherish her memory one son Norman (Cindy), two daughters Sylvia (Lorne) Appel and Mary Lynn (Ernie) Safronetz, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two sisters Ruth Fuller and Elsie (Jake) Duck, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 16, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Bulyea United Church. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Interment: Bulyea Cemetery.
SMYTH - Marvin of Bulyea was called by the angels on June 28, 2005 at the age of 74 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 50 years Irene, two daughters Sherry (Les) Cochrane and Cindy (Dana) Morrison, two grandchildren Denah and Taron Cochrane, one sister Eunice (Gordon) Dohlen, one brother Gordon (Dot Adams), nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 4, 2005 at 2:00 PM from Strasbourg Alliance Church. Pastor Lonie officiating. The family would like to thank the Nursing Staff on Unit 3B at the Pasqua Hospital and Dr. Dolata for their exceptional care.
SOLLY - Howard Ivor Solly passed into the presence of the Lord, surrounded by family, on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the age of 70 years, at the Pasqua Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. Beloved and gifted father, grandfather and friend, he lived a full and rich life. Howard is survived by his daughters Debbie (Larry) Parnell of Saskatoon, and Diane (Ross) Wilkinson of Regina; his grandchildren Jeffrey and Stacy Wilkinson, his former wife Irene (nee Coutts), his cousins Margaret Johnston of Tasmania and Diana Harvey of England, brother-in-law, Bob Wilcock of Moose Jaw, nephews Les (Melanie) Wilcock of Assiniboia and Jim (Sylvia) Wilcock of Mazenod, his niece Marion (Bruce) Ross of Coronach and numerous other nieces and nephews, and special friend, Erika Doke. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Marion Solly, his sister Margaret (Wilcock) and nephew Bobby (Wilcock). Dad was born April 21, 1931 in Bulyea, SK. Growing up he had developed a great talent and love for sports, especially hockey. At age 15, while attending a Chicago Black Hawk's hockey camp in Moose Jaw, a hockey scout for the Montreal Canadians recognized his talent and signed him to play with their farm team, the Regina Pats. This brought him to Regina where he attended Scott Collegiate while playing for the Pats. He was an excellent defenseman and within a few short years became one of their star players. His exceptional talent and skill placed him third among a five-player NHL draft pick. During that time, he was picked up and signed by the P.A. Mintos Hockey Club (a farm team of the New York Rangers). Although a professional hockey career was imminent, Dad made the hard decision not to play pro hockey in order to pursue what would ultimately be his true passion and commitment in life, being a husband and father. In 1951, he married Irene Coutts and they made a permanent home in Regina where Dad continued to play hockey with the Regina Caps. One year later they were blessed with their first daughter, Debbie. Dad often joked of how he maintained his fine athletic form by walking his colicky daughter around on his shoulder for the first three months of her life. In 1958, they were blessed by the birth of their youngest daughter, Diane. Dad was delighted to see as she grew up that she had inherited his natural athletic ability and shared his love of sports. He was devoted to his daughters and was kept very busy being the girl's "extra-curricular activities" cheerleader and driving them to and from their numerous activities and events. He was a proud dad and a great husband and provider. He worked with Coca-Cola and London Life, and then spent twenty-five years as an account executive for Claude Neon signs. He was well known for his keen sense of humor, his intelligence, his solid work ethic, and his generosity. Above all, our father was known as a man of great integrity, a man of principle, decency and strength. Coming from a musically gifted family, our home was always filled with music, and one of Dad's greatest "personal" pleasures came from having his own dance band "Howie and the Jades" for over thirty years. The band, with Dad, singing lead vocals and playing piano, then Mom providing beauty and vocal harmony, his father, George playing drums, a guitar player, a saxaphone player, and an accordion player kept many wedding dances hopping well into the wee hours of the morning. Dad was strongly committed to community service and volunteer work and coached junior hockey leagues, was block captain for neighborhood watch, was a canvasser for many non-profit health organizations, was an active Lion's Club Member and later served as President of the Maple Leaf Lions Club, sang in his church choir, and was a member of the Regina Male Boy's Choir. He loved curling, played in and won many bonspiels, and for the past 15 years was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Callie Senior Men's Curling Club. To balance his hectic life Dad enjoyed travelling the world and spent many years at the cottage doing things he loved most; bird watching, taking kids skiing, fishing, entertaining friends and relatives, and enjoying a quiet read in his chair at the waterfront. He had a keen interest in genealogy and actively searched his British ancestry and he took great joy in having visited his relatives in England and Tasmania. After his retirement in 1989, he became a certified graphologist and spent many enjoyable times with his friend and mentor Ken Rodenbush performing their science of handwriting analysis at various events. In 1994, Dad and mom divorced after forty-two years of marriage, and shortly after, his sister Margaret died and he was diagnosed with Diabetes. Dad faced all of these challenges with dignity and strength. A strength he said that came from his deepening Christian faith and trust in the Lord and by learning how to "turn everything over to God" in order to experience God's love, comfort and peace. It was a blessing that he was able to establish an amicable relationship with our mother earlier this year. We feel a deep sadness at our loss and know his many friends and relatives will miss him. We will benefit from his example of character and gift of integrity and we will forever cherish his unwavering commitment to family. Thank you, Dad. We will fondly remember and celebrate the life of Howard Solly who was beloved, who was gifted and who was most of all, our dear father and friend. We ask you join us in celebrating Dad's life at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 3337 - 15th Ave., Regina, on Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Claude Schroeder officiating. Interment in Bulyea Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Marais and the nurses of 3B and Palliative Care, Pasqua Hospital, for their excellent care and compassion given our father.
SWANSTON - Robert Ernest (July 26, 1926 - December 8, 2013). The family of Robert "Bob" Ernest Swanston is saddened to announce the passing of this gentle soul on December 8, 2013 in Strasbourg. Bob leaves to cherish his memory sister Bernice Stehr of Strasbourg; nieces Sherry (Gary) Mochinski of Bulyea/Airdrie, AB, and Cindy (Norman) Smith of Bulyea; stepdaughter Liz Olsen of Regina, stepson Hugh (Gloria) Malcolm of Regina; and very special ìbest friendî Mary Peterson of Strasbourg. Bob is fondly remembered by his great nieces Heather (Rod) Broughton of Avonlea, Haley (Shawn) Smith/Slowski of Regina, Tiffany Mochinski of Airdrie, AB; step-grandsons Micheal Olsen of Saskatoon, Shawn Olsen, Darren Olsen, Geord Malcolm; step-granddaughter Keira Malcolm all of Regina; along with great-great-nieces and nephews Braton and Kaiden Doney of Coronach, Lauren and Lucas Broughton of Avonlea, Griffen and Clara Slowski of Regina. Bob was predeceased by his parents Olive (1983) and Ernest (1968); wife Dorothy (nee Geddes) (1995); and stepdaughter Karen Malcolm (2008). A celebration of Bobís life will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bulyea Community Hall with interment in the Marieton Cemetery at a later date.
THOMPSON - Arvid Olav Thompson passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, April 12, 2007. Arvid will be lovingly remembered by Helen, his wife of 56 years; son Terry (Sandra); daughter Rayna (Brad Gellner); grandchildren Jill (Sheldon Panchuk) and Craig Gellner. He was predeceased by his brothers Gudmund and Paul. He is survived by his sisters Anna Tarr, Alvhild Thompson, Louise Statler and Elaine Samuelson; brothers Roald, Alfred, Einar and Karstein; in-laws and numerous other relatives. Arvid was born in the family home near Bulyea, SK on November 21, 1926. His love of knowledge and of children lead him to the teaching profession. He began his career in a one-room schoolhouse at Hart, SK at the age of 17 years. While teaching in Lockwood he met his wife Helen and they were married in 1950. Upon completion of B.Ed. and B.A. degrees, Arvid became principal in Rouleau where the family spent wonderful years and made many close friends. In 1963, they moved to Regina and Arvid assumed duties in the math department at the newly opened Campbell Collegiate where he taught until his retirement in 1983. Arvid loved the opportunity to work with young people and is fondly remembered by many former students. Family was most important in Arvid's life. He and his grandchildren looked forward to Saturdays that became known as "Papa's day. " Arvid and his beloved Helen were truly soul mates. They enjoyed spending time together and took pleasure in their travels to visit and learn about new countries. Arvid was an active curler and golfer, a member of the Royal Regina Golf Club and the proud recipient of a hole in one. He was a charter member of the Scandinavian Club and an active member of the Superannuated Teachers' Association. The family would like to thank the staff at West Wing Sunset Extendicare for the loving care provided to Arvid during his time there. A CELEBRATION OF ARVID'S LIFE will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 190 Massey Road, Regina, SK on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
THOMPSON - Carol D. (nee Hastings) 1944 - 2003. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Thompson on Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 at the age of 59 years. Carol is survived by her husband Karstein; her children Rosalyn (Trevor) Clark, Paul (Lee) Thompson, Lisa (Wayne) Wengel, and Scott (Lynn) Thompson; her grandchildren Leisha, Kristopher, Regis, Aidan, Jacob, and Bowen Paul. She was predeceased by her parents Tillie & Ivan Hastings. Carol leaves a host of friends and loved ones, who will miss her presence. She was a caring and a concerned person, and a dedicated mother always putting others before herself. Funeral Services will be held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church (812 Preston Ave., Saskatoon) on Friday, May 2nd, 2003 at 10:30 am with Pastor Hugh Farmer presiding. Interment of cremated remains will follow at 3:00 pm at Norrona Lutheran Church (4 miles west of Bulyea on HWY #220, then 2 miles South and 1 mile west).
THOMPSON - Eva Jean (nee Hayes) born August 11, 1927 passed away May 21, 2007 in Regina. Survived by three sons Evan, Merlin, Bernie one daughter Heather, their spouses and five grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 26, 2007 at 2:00 PM in Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea (located 4 miles west, 2 miles south, mile west of Bulyea). Reception to follow in Bulyea Hall.
THOMPSON - George. On Saturday, November 24, 2001, George Thompson, Indian Head, Sask., age 91 years. At George's request a private family interment will take place in the Indian Head Cemetery. Predeceased by his wife, Annie in 1994, his parents, son, William George (Billy), a son-in-law, David Renwick, sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Art Gomez, brother, Oscar Thompson, brother and sister-in-law, John and Joan Thompson and brother-in-law Ivan Harvey. Mr. Thompson is survived by his daughter, Marianne Renwick, his granddaughter, Shannon (Carson) Leib, and his grandson, Todd (Christine) Renwick, all of Balcarres, Sask., three great grandchildren, Jordyn and Kendall Leib and Courtney Renwick, brother and sisters, Perry (Leona) Thompson, Strasbourg, Sask., Mabel Harvey, Regina, Sask. and Millie (Gudmund) Nordal, Regina, Sask., sister-in-law, Helen Thompson, Bulyea, Sask., as well as his nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. George was born in Great Falls, Montana on March 12, 1910. He grew up on the family farm at Bulyea, Sask. George worked in the bank and was a grain buyer for the Wheat Pool for 36 years, serving Indian Head, Milestone, Balcarres and Bethune. Then George and Annie enjoyed their retirement years in the Indian Head community.
THOMPSON - Gudmund Arvid of Regina who was born May 15, 1921, passed away April 12, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital. Survived by wife Eva, sons; Evan, Merlin and Bernie, daughter Heather, their spouses and five grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Monday April 17, 2006 at 2PM in Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District (located 4 miles West, 2 miles South, 1/2 miles West of Bulyea). Reception to follow in Bulyea Hall.
THOMPSON - Joel Eric Thompson (March 17, 1993 - October 21, 2010) Bulyea, SK. It is with unbearable sadness that we announce the passing of our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, teammate and friend. Joel left us on Thursday, October 21 doing exactly what he loved playing hockey with his friends. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Lorne Appel and all of his great grandparents. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Jackie and Darrell, sister Jill Wiers and brother from another mother Cody Wiers, brothers Drew (Jessie) and Donavon, girlfriend Danilee Brown, grandparents Sylvia Appel and Einar and Barbara Thompson, aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends and teammates. Joel will always be remembered for his cheerful smile, friendly greeting "notbadnyou?" infectious personality and touchable curls. Joel never had a bad word to say about anyone, and was a great friend to all. Joel was very active in school sports, volleyball, badminton, track and golf as well as played thirteen years of minor hockey in Strasbourg, one year in Southey and his final year with Cupar. He also played several years of summer 3-on-3 hockey with buddies from several different communities. He played fastball on a local ball team in Bulyea with his Dad and brothers. Joel loved the outdoors, and in the summer could often be found in the family pool and in the winter, snowmobiling with family and friends. Joel had just bought his first truck in July and was so proud of it that he washed it every second day. Along with all of his extracurricular activities, Joel also worked at Digers, the local gas station. It was here, that he came out of his shell and really blossomed in to the great young man that he is. We would like to thank Joel's coaches, Strasbourg EMS and RGH staff for working so hard to help Joel. A celebration of Joel's life will be held on Wednesday, October 27th at 2:00 pm at the Strasbourg Memorial Hall, Strasbourg, SK.
THOMPSON - Leona Pernella Ruth (nee Erlandson) passed away at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit on July 23, 2009 surrounded by her family. Leona was predeceased by her husband Perry, parents Edward and Inga Erlandson, sister Esther Erlandson, as well as by Perry's parents, siblings and in-laws who were so important in her life. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her daughters Ruth Thompson (Wes) and Leila Thompson Flavell (Garry), grandchildren Leah Flavell (Ryan Kosh), Jesse Lee (Chris) Boehm, Josh (Sarah) Flavell, Leon Thompson, Max Thompson and great-granddaughter Reese Kosh, sisters-in-law Mildred Nordal, Mabel Harvey, and Helen Thompson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, the USA, and Norway. Leona was born August 26, 1921 at Penzance, SK. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She received her education at Iduna and Craik Schools, Luther College, and Balfour Tech. She worked at BA Oil and for the federal government in Regina and Winnipeg before marrying her beloved Perry on October 27, 1951 and moving to the farm at Bulyea. Even after retiring from office work to get married she always enjoyed doing books for the farm. To the delight of her family she gardened (as a duty) and made everything from scratch -whether it was food (from butter to grandma buns to rhubarb juice to pie to traditional Norwegian dishes) or knitted sweaters, mittens and blankets, or scrapbooks for the grandchildren. Perry and Leona farmed together for 45 years. They retired to Strasbourg in 1996, but continued spending summers at the farm for several years. Leona was a faithful member of Norrona Lutheran Church and was involved in the life of the congregation in many ways, including teaching Sunday school, participating in ELCW, providing secretarial support to ministers, and serving on church council as treasurer for 24 years. She loved receiving letters and corresponded faithfully with many friends and relatives all over the world. She was a walking birthday and anniversary book who never forgot people on their special days. She loved visiting with her friends and her family her children and grandchildren above all and always had her visitors sign her guestbook. She kept track of the family history and enjoyed sharing it, along with stories from her childhood and early adulthood. She loved to travel almost anywhere, but her three trips to Norway were the highlight. Her spoon collection and meticulously maintained photo albums chronicled her travels. Leona was an interesting and interested person who will always be remembered with joy and gratitude for her caring, generosity, and faith. Memorial service to be held at Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea district, on July 29th at 2pm with lunch to follow at Bulyea Hall.
THOMPSON - Paul Reidar passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004, with his family by his side. He was born March 9, 1929 on the family farm west of Bulyea where he resided all his life. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Ragna Thompson, an infant son Reidar Paul and sister in law Carol Thompson. He is survived by Lavina his loving wife of 47 years, daughters Raelene (Tony) Bocale, White Rock, B.C., Leanna (Brian) Cuddy, Sanford, Man., Patti-Lee (Andy) Sears, Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Sharilyn (David) Mushynsky, Regina, grandsons Leo, Jordon and Erick Bocale, Thomas Cuddy, Benjamin and Caleb Mushynsky and Aidan Sears, brothers and sisters, Gudmund (Eva), Arvid (Helen), Roald (Lorraine), Alfred (Deanna), Einar (Barbara), Karstein, Anna (Waltrer) Tarr, Alvhild Thompson, Louise (Mickey) Statler, and Elaine (Glen) Samuelson, sister in law Caroline (Verden) Yahnke and brother in law Sigurd (Myrna) Smith, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Paul farmed all his life, leaving school at the end of grade eight. Farming then was year round work. In 1956 Paul and Lavina were married and took over some of the home farm. Paul served on the Pengarth and Bulyea Wheat Pool Committee for 40 years. He spent some years on the Regina and District Community Clinic, Wecan Credit Union, Bulyea Telephone Co. and Norrona Church Council. He enjoyed playing fastball and hockey. His greatest passion was his family. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 2 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church. Rev. Don Hansen officiating.
THOMPSON - Perry Ingolf Thompson of Strasbourg, SK passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on March 22, 2009. Perry was predeceased by his parents, P. B. and Inga Thompson, brother Johan, sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Art Gomez, brother and sister-in-law, George and Annie, brother and sister-in-law John and Joan, brother Oscar, parents-in-law Edward and Inga Erlandson and sister-in-law Esther Erlandson. Perry will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife of 58 years, Leona, daughters Ruth Thompson (Wes Fine Day) and Leila Thompson Flavell (Garry Flavell), grandchildren Leah Flavell (Ryan Kosh), Jesse Lee (Chris) Boehm, Josh (Sarah) Flavell, Leon Thompson, Max Thompson and great granddaughter Reese Kosh, sisters Mildred Nordal and Mabel Harvey, sister-in-law Helen Thompson, as well as numerous friends and relatives in Canada, United States and Norway. Perry was born August 7, 1914. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He received his education at Pengarth School, Regina Public Schools and University of Saskatchewan. Beyond his formal education he was a life-long-learner who read widely in many areas including history, geography and agricultural issues. Perry began his farming career on the family home place at the early age of 14 years and continued to farm for 52 years. Perry married Leona Erlandson on October 27, 1951 at Central Lutheran Church in Regina. Perry and Leona farmed together for 45 years. Perry and Leona retired to Strasbourg in 1996 but continued spending summers at the farm for several years. The farm was Perry's favourite place to be. He loved the land and animals, especially his horses. Perry was community-minded and served many years on the boards of the Wecan Credit Union and Bulyea Co-op. He was an active member of the Wheat Pool and the initiator of many community projects. He was a charter member of Wecan Credit Union and the only living charter member before his death. Perry's involvement in the co-operative movement has been a life-long passionate belief and commitment. His contribution consisted not only of serving on boards but also instilling his beliefs in his children and grandchildren. Perry recounted Credit Union stories as part of the proud Thompson family history. He lived by example and supported the local organizations he helped to build, both philosophically and through patronage. Perry also served on the board of Norrona Lutheran Church and volunteered his time to the church throughout his life, remaining faithful for 94 years. Norrona is also a proud part of the Thompson history with Perry's dad helping to build Norrona. Perry treasured the time spent with his children and grandchildren as well as visiting with friends and family. Perry enjoyed woodworking, music, games, nature and travelling. Perry and Leona's three trips to Norway, the land of his ancestors, were a source of great joy and fond memories. A celebration of Perry's life will be held at Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea on March 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow at Bulyea Community Hall.
TORRIE - Phyllis Torrie (nee Pinkney) February 2, 1924 - December 8, 2013. On December 8th 2013 we lost our wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother after a brave fight against pneumonia. Phyllis is survived by Jim, her husband of 67 years; her children Shannon and Bill; her five grand-children Jamie, Craig, Sean, Steven and Katie as well as six great-grandchildren Chace, Kayden, Torrie, Jet, Rosie Rae and Griffen. Phyllis is also survived by her sister Myrt of Gibbs SK . She is predeceased by her son Murray and three siblings Glen, Joy & Illa.A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held at the Bulyea Community Hall in Bulyea SK on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 pm.
UHERSKY - Donnie 'Beever' Uhersky, age 72 years, passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on Saturday, May 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy "Faye"; four children: Darcy (Tammy), Kelly (Lori), Michele (Brent), and Cathy (Randy); nine grandchildren: Jason, Melissa, Jessica, Danny, Landyn, Haley, Rylan, Lauren and Julia; great-granddaughter Abigail; one sister; four brothers; and mother-in-law Mabel Gorrill. Don was one of nine children born in Crane Valley, SK, but grew up in Bulyea, SK. As a young man, Donnie was often called a busy beever, therefore the nickname 'Beever' stayed. Don went to SIAST early in his career and received his Journeyman Electrician. In 1974, he started his own business, Beeverís Electric. Don enjoyed the construction industry and made many friends along his journey. He enjoyed entertaining, dancing, spending time with his grandchildren, going for Dim Sum, camping, making sausage and getting together with friends to play cards. Living with kidney disease for approx. 10 years, Donnie endured dialysis for the last 8 years of his life, and never complained about the numerous doctors' visits, medical tests, pills and needle pokes. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Stewart McMillan and his wife Cheryl for all of their care and support over the years. The family would also like to thank the staff of the RGH Renal Unit for all the years of care and dedication. Special thanks to the staff of MICU who cared for Donnie during his final days. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment to follow the luncheon.
VARRO - Frank, born July 21, 1932, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2003 at Bulyea, SK. Left to celebrate his life are his two children, Karen and Michael; grandchildren, Jordan, Jasmine, Sara and Matthew; brothers, Louis of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Stevan of Calgary, AB, Joe (Josie) of Coquitlam, BC, Jim (Ollie) of Regina; sisters, Margaret (Glen) Wood of Regina and Irene Varro of Kanata Valley, SK and their families as well as many friends. Cremation. Graveside service for those wishing to attend will be at Bulyea Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 11, 2003.
WALKER - Dorothy 'Dolly' of Regina and formerly of Bulyea and Strasbourg Districts passed away June 28, 2010 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her husband Ken, parents, James and Hannah Rolley, siblings, John, Lorne, Murray, Ethel, Eleanor and Lillian. She is survived by her two daughters, Regiena and Gwen and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Friday July 2, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Bulyea Community Hall.
WALKER - John Kenneth "Ken" of Southey and formerly of Bulyea passed away January 23, 2007 at the age of 81. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Laura, brothers Douglas, Gordon and Charles. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy, of 57 years, his two daughters Regiena and Gwen, two sisters Kathleen Henfrey and Marjorie (David) Wood, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday January 30, 2007 at 2 PM from Bulyea United Church.
WILLCOX - Aden Dale of Kinley was ushered in the presence of the Lord by the attending Angels on August 21, 2002 near St. Cloud Minn. He is predeceased by his parents Elgie and Mary, nephew Sam Evanochko and brothers-in-law Archie Bixby, Ronald Borgen and Edward Verdes. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Edie, daughters Crystal (Vern), Brenda (Stan), Candace and Tamara (Sam), grandchildren Shaunna, Brian, Travis, Samantha, Amber, Wayne, Rebecca, Justene, Jordan and Christopher who were the light of his life and were initiated into life with whisker rubs and tickles at an early age. He is survived by his brother Don (Olive) of Winnipeg, sisters Eunace (John) Evanochko and Marlene Verdes of Strasbourg, his father and mother-in-law Ingman and Margaret Borgen, sister-in-law Linda (Henry),numerous nephews and nieces. Born in Regina, in 1940, the fourth child to Elgie and Mary, Dale was dearly loved by family and friends. Dale was an excellent athlete and an accomplished long haul truck driver who knew the highways and byways of North America like the back of his hand. Dale owned and operated his own truck as a lease operator to Titan Transport. He had a lovely tenor voice and enjoyed the company of his gospel tapes on his trips. Dale received his early schooling in the Bulyea and Gibbs district and then Caronport. Dale and Edie owned a dairy farm for several years. He was a partner in a corral cleaning business in the Preeceville area and finally made rural Kinley his home of choice in 1992. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2002 at 2 p.m. from the Perdue Complex with Pastor Karl Keinle. Interment Wheatfield Cemetery.
WILLCOX - Bertha Anna (nee Wild) January 3, 1916 - September 22, 2011. Ann was born in Frankslake, SK. to Richard and Bertha Wild. She was second in a family of eight: Phena, Ernie, Hank, Gus, Florence, Dorothy & Irene. She attended school in Regina and then worked at the Regina General Hospital for several years until she met and married Adrian Willcox from Bulyea. They farmed in the Bulyea area and raised three children: Judy, George and Earl. Ann has joined her husband Adrian in their Heavenly Home, and will be waiting there for the rest of the family to join her. Children: Judy (John) Ortt, George (Isabel) Willcox, Earl (Penny) Willcox; Grandchildren MaryAnn (Drew), Gerald (Lorilee), Lorraine (Larry), Carolyn (Stephen), Sandra (Cecil), Lori (Kirk); Great Grandchildren Jared, Megan, Luke, Jake, Matt, Mark, Austin, Nolan, Alastair, Heidi, Emily, Zachary, Simon, Abigail, and Rachel. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 in the Strasbourg Alliance Church, Strasbourg SK.
WILLIAMS - Geoffrey (March 3, 1921 - September 25, 2012). Geoff Williams, of Gibbs, SK died at the age of 91 at home with his family by his side. Geoff was predeceased by his parents Archdeacon and Mary Williams; sister Edith Williams; parents-in-law Bill & Muriel Torrie; sister-in-law Jean Nieckar; brothers-in-law Doug Miller & Paul Chernick. Geoff is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Avril; nephew (honorary son) Mel Nieckar; sister Marge Miller; nephew Scott Miller (Anne Marie) and their children Rachel & Russell; nieces Nancy Miller (Pam) and Laura (Keith) Nicholson and their children Geoffrey & Scott; sister-in-law Bev Chernick; niece Paula (Alvin) Rein; nephew Glenn Chernick (Riet) and their children Elise & Aaron. Geoff is also survived by countless friends and a caring community. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the Strasbourg United Church, Strasbourg SK.
WISE - George passed away peacefully Friday, November 30, 2012 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his first wife Dorothy (Zahm) in 2005. George is survived by his three children Greg (Dea), Daphne (Herb), and Delphine (Brad); grandchildren Michael (Danny), Tessa (Colton), Tyler, Brayden, Justin, and Alyssa; great grandchild Fallon; one sister Beth; his second wife Emily; and extended family and friends. Born to Lillian (Spray) and Jack Wise on December 29, 1924 at home above the "Spray and Wise" store in Bulyea, SK, his mother died when he was only 6 years of age. George and Beth were raised by their grandparents, George and Elizabeth Spray. The family moved several times, from farming, residing in Regina Beach and eventually settling in Regina. At one time, the family owned and operated Blue Bird Cafe at Regina Beach. George left high school in Grade 11 to join the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and became an Aeroengine Mechanic. He served from 1943 - 1946. Following WWII he made a career working with the Dept. of Public Health for Saskatchewan Hospital Services Plan (SHSP). Dorothy also worked for Public Health and there he met his future wife. They were married on August 31, 1951. Through the years he also farmed the Zahm farm in the R.M. of Pense 160. He retired from the government after "over 40 years of diligent service". Estranged for many years, George regained contact with his father in June 1974. They developed a new and lasting relationship. George was a loving father and grandfather who would do anything for his family, always ready to lend a helping hand no matter where or when. Dorothy and George had a special place in their hearts for their cats. He loved to play the accordion, piano and organ, always playing 'by ear'. He would sit on the toilet lid playing his accordion while each of his young children bathed. A live concert every Sunday night! George devoted many years to genealogy, researching the Wise family back to 1707. He also traced many generations of the Zahm family. George and Dorothy enjoyed many trips to Hawaii where they escaped the Saskatchewan winters. They were like 'Ohana' (family) to some of the hotel staff. As a widow, it was a big decision for George to move from the family home of over 50 years. He was one of the first to move into the Renaissance Retirement Residence. There he enjoyed new friendships, meeting Emily, eventually exchanging wedding vows. His changing health brought him to Parkside Extendicare in 2008. The family would like to thank the staff of Parkside Extendicare for their care and compassion. A graveside service will be held at Regina City Cemetery, Broad and 4th Avenue, Regina SK on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Please meet inside the gates at the 4th Avenue entrance.
WOLTER - Herbert Carl. With great sadness we announce the passing of Herb Wolter on September 7, 2010 in his 91st year. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Illa of 54 years, his 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, as well as many friends. Funeral service will be held at Strasbourg United Church, Strasbourg at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2010. A time of fellowship will be held at Bulyea Community Hall following the service.
YOUNG - Edward John Young of London, ON, passed away peacefully in his 83rd year at McCormick Home in London on Monday, March 30, 2009.
Edward was the beloved husband of Dorothy E. (Boorman) Young; dear father of Mary-Lou Gatward and her husband Dave of London, Sue Methuen and her husband Pat of Airdrie, AB, and John E. Young of London. He was also loved by his grandchildren Julie Fraser and her husband Scott, Mike Gatward and Richard Edwards-Jones and his great-grandsons Shawn and Christopher Fraser. Edward was the dear brother of Martha Miller of Nanaimo, BC, and Arnold Yung of Queensland, Australia. Edward was predeceased by his brothers Albert Yung and Walter Yung; his sisters Bertha Miller, Augusta Smith and Dorothy Thompson. He was also loved by his nieces and nephews. Edward served in the R.C.A.F. from 1949-1976. Friends were received by the family from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Funeral service was conducted at Westmount Presbyterian Church, 521 Village Green Avenue (at Wonderland Road), London on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.
YUNG - Walter George of Bulyea. After a courageous battle with cancer our father passed away September 18, 2005. Walter was born June 20, 1918 on the family homestead near Bulyea. Walter was predeceased by his wife Alice, parents John and Sophie, one sister and brother and many in-laws. He leaves to mourn daughter Loretta (Al) Opanavicius, sons Robert (Marjorie), Art (Marguerite), Allan (Penny), 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, several inlaws, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Walter's life will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 1 PM at the Bulyea United Church. Interment Bulyea Cemetery.