Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Anne Katharina (nee Mack) Ackerman 1931 - 2013, late of Regina and formerly of Chamberlain, Sask., passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, parents Valentine and Katherine Mack, sister Genevieve Fink. Anne is lovingly remembered by her family: son Glenn (Valerie), daughter Shirley (Gene) Kutcher, daughter Linda (Clarence) Folk, son Tom (Crystal); grandchildren Michael Kutcher (Ashley Emperingham), Amie Kutcher (Justin Emperingham), Justin Folk, Stephanie Folk, James Ackerman, and Mariah Ackerman; great-grandson Blake Kutcher. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N., Regina, Sask. with Very Reverend Brad Fahlman, VF Celebrant. Interment in Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date.
- Bernard Jack Ackerman, aged 94 years of Moose Jaw and formerly of Chamberlain, Sask., passed away Sunday, February 12th, 2012. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (1064 3rd Ave. N.W., Moose Jaw) with Father Rick Krofchek as Presiding Celebrant. Interment will take place at Chamberlain Cemetery. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held on Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home (268 Mulberry Lane). Bernard was predeceased by his wife Susan (Sue) (1994); son-in-law Albert Bitz (2011). He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Pearl Bitz and Dianne (Al) Strachan; sons: Calvin (Wendy), Bill (Sharon) and Clayton (Joan); grandchildren: Darrel (Chas) Bitz, Darrin Bitz, Dale (Maria) Bitz, Michael (Christie) Strachan, Melissa (Chris) Terrett, Marc Strachan, Shawn Ackerman, Chantal Ackerman, Brent (Katelyn) Ackerman, Michael (Tanya) Maksymic, Jolene and Jazmin Ackerman; 16 great-grandchildren.
- Maria "Mary" Magdelina (nee Lang). Mary passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2005 at the age of 89. Maria Magdelina was born to Joseph and Magdelina Lang on September 18, 1915. She married John Ackerman in 1936 after which they settled and farmed in the Chamberlain area. They moved to Regina in the 1960's. Since 2001, she had been a resident of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Mary was predeceased by an infant son in 1939, and her husband John, in 1991. She is survived by one son Jerry (Sharon) of Regina; one daughter Lorraine of Strathmore, Alberta, her two children, Belinda (Thor) Cartwright and Kim Mahlberg, as well as two great-grandchildren, Austin Cartwright and Stephanie Mahlberg. She is also survived by two sisters, Katie Wolfe, Regina; Cecelia Schroeder, Craik; two brothers, Sebastian (Dorothy) Lang, Chamberlain; and Joe (Evelyn) Lang, Saskatoon, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at the Chapel in Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Avenue, with Rev. Ken Koep officiating.
- Mary Katherine (nee Kohler) passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2004 at the age of 92 years. Formerly of Chamberlain, SK, but recently residing in Regina and Mill Bay, BC, Mary is predeceased by her husband Philip Ackerman in 1993, grandson Philip Polard, brother Peter Kohler; sisters: Agnes Huber, Susan Ackerman, Matilda (Tillie) Ackerman. She is survived by a brother William (Bill) Kohler; sons: Wilfred (Vivian), Orville (Ellie), Joseph (Arlene), Edward (Mary Lou); daughters: Eileen Batza (Garnet Harmon), Jeanette Polard (Jacques); and lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren: Lori Gottselig (Colin), Lyle Ackerman, Leland Ackerman (Shelley), Bradley Batza (Carmen), Leanne Thompson (Paul), Charleen Caumanns (Nick), Loreleen La Porta (Cosimo), Jeremiah Polard; Jeffrey Ackerman (Andrea), Brent Ackerman (Monique), Philip Ackerman (Tammy), Jason Ackerman (Colleen Burke); Trevor Ackerman, Jennifer Ackerman, Christopher Ackerman; Amber Ackerman, Ryan Ackerman; great grandchildren: Ashley Gottselig, Derrick Gottselig; Baylee Batza; Jake Thompson, Ally Thompson; Katherine Caumanns, Isabelle Caumanns, Alexandra Caumanns; Matteo La Porta; Josh Ackerman; Jenna Ackerman, Devan Ackerman; Amy Evans, Kevin Evans, Justin Evans. Mary was born and raised in the Holdfast area until she married, and lived, farmed and raised her family in the Chamberlain area until retiring in 1977 in Regina. Visitation for all will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2004 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service Mass will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Samaritan Parish Centre, 425 Broad Street North, Regina.
- Thomas John, born on September 23, 1921, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2001. Predeceased by his parents, Magdelena and Phillip Ackerman; brothers: Phillip, Andrew and Nicholas; sisters: Magdelena, Rose and Barbara. Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Anne Ackerman (nee Mack); his four children: Glenn (Valerie); Shirley (Gene) Kutcher; Linda (Clarence) Folk; Tom (Crystal), and five grandchildren: Michael and Amie Kutcher; Justin and Stephanie Folk, and James Ackerman. He is also survived by his brother, Bernard and sister, Mary Zentner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Following cremation, a memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, Junuary 29, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chamberlain Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Father Lester Kaufmann will be the Mass Celebrant. Private family memorialization will take place at the Chamberlain Cemetery.
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- Elsie Kathrine (nee Gebert) passed away peacefully on Sunday September 4, 2011. Elsie was born at Chamberlain, Sask. on November 3, 1919. She is survived by her loving husband of thirty-nine years, Arthur Baudais and two stepsons, Dale (Loreen) and Otto (Elaine). Elsie was educated at Kayville, Sk., Antigonish, NS, Boston, Mass., Banff, AB and the University of Saskatchewan. She was an accomplished photographer and seamstress. Her teaching career took her to Vancouver where she met her husband Arthur. For many years they traveled abroad and throughout North America wintering in Hawaii. Then Arizona's warm sun became their great attraction until they were no longer able to travel. The family would like to thank the staff at Westminster House, White Rock: Doctor Vanukuru and the Hilltop Medical staff, Peace Arch Hospital Staff 6th Floor. Also special thanks to her two caregivers, Renee Hartwell and Bill Fiddler. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church 2250-150th Street, Surrey, B.C. with Fr. Edwin Kulling as celebrant. Entombment to follow at the Cloisters Mausoleum, Gardens of Gethsemani 15800-32nd Ave, Surrey, B.C.
- Katherine Benko died November 8, 2012 having lived to the age of 96. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she was predeceased by her husband Tony, her brothers Leo, Joseph, John and sister Victoria Paquette. Left to cherish her memories are her sons Bill (Georgia) Benko [Israel/Cyprus] and Bob (Judy) Benko [Oregon]; four grandchildren: Sandra, Susan, Marie and Cody as well as 11 great grandchildren. Her sisters Loretta Mengel, Mary Rogoschewsky, Anne Metz and brother George (Margret). Katherine will be remembered for her sacrificial, loving and gentle ways. Relatives gathered for her interment at Chamberlain Cemetery on Friday, November 9, 2012.
- Cleveland (September 13, 1920 – January 17, 2015). Cleveland Bennett formerly of Chamberlain, SK. has gone to his heavenly home and is joined in his passing to his wife of sixty-five years, Doris who predeceased him three months previous. Also predeceasing Cleve are his parents, Mary and J.C. Bennett, brother, Jim (Viola) Bennett, sister Opal (Ed) Harris and sister-in-law Hilda Bennett in addition to Rae Bennett, wife of his grandson John and a nephew Doug Bennett. Cleve will be greatly missed for his wise words, stories and insights by his daughter Elaine Bennett Fox; son, Lyle (Kathy) Bennett and daughter, Nola (Darren) Shatkowski; grandchildren Autumn, Carman (Diana Buckingham), Doyle, Alexandra Fox (Andrew Kuzma), John Bennett (Rhonda Christison), Dennis (Dawn) Bennett, Melanie (Kevin) Pare, Matthew (Amanda) Waters, Daphne and Dawson Shatkowski; great- grandchildren: Dean, Haley and Taylor Bennett, Kayla, Chelsie and Riley Christison, Blair and Bek Bennett, Julia and Lilah Pare and Madilyn Waters; brother Bill Bennett; sister-in-law, Pat Munroe; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cleve was the oldest child in the family and was born at the George Reynoldson farm (Sec. 4-22-26 W of 2nd) outside of Chamberlain. He attended school in Chamberlain and finished high school in Craik. In 1937, Cleve joined his father in operating Bennett's Garage and Truck Transport. In his youth Cleve played ball and hockey in the Sarnia Dufferin leagues. Bennett's Garage had a hall above it and Cleve planned the Saturday Night Dances. In 1940, Cleve enlisted with the RCAF and was stationed in Toronto, Trenton and Calgary followed by a posting to the Sixth Group Command in Yorkshire, England. He was stationed at Topciffe, Skipton and Leaming Bar and finishing at London H.Q. at Lincoln's Inn Field attached to the transport section. Following his arriving home in January 1946, he found the Garage had burned down in 1942 and set to work to rebuild it. It was a time of many opportunities and Cleve took advantage, working in trucking, in the Garage and farming. Marriage and family followed. Always civic-minded, he lent his skills and knowledge to the Chamberlain Telephone Company and Chamberlain Village Council. During his term in office, he was instrumental in having electric street lights installed. In 1959, Cleve and Doris had the privilege to meet Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. During this time, Cleve acted as secretary-treasurer for the project of building the curling rink. Cleve has taken an active part on the Chamberlain United Church Board and was accepted into the Masonic Lodge at Craik. In 1970, he joined the Shriners of the Wa Wa Temple. Cleve also was a member of the Canadian Legion when it was formed in Chamberlain. As the businesses grew so did the family. Life was good and Cleve and Doris took annual holidays to Hawaii. Lyle joined the business in 1974, taking a keen interest in the garage and the farm. Cleve left an amazing legacy of a life well lived and was immensely loved. He was a loving and caring husband, amazing and wise father and a good and honourable man. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Cleve's life will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Hallman will officiate and Interment will take place in the Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date
- Doris Madeline (nee Munroe) October 31, 1930 – October 23, 2014. Doris Bennett, formerly of Chamberlain, SK, passed away quietly in the morning of Thursday, October 23, 2014. Doris will be greatly missed by her husband of 65 years, Cleve Bennett. She was predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Jack Munroe; sister, Thelma Botkin (Bud); brother, Stewart Munroe; as well as Rae Bennett, wife of her grandson John. Doris will also be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Elaine Bennett Fox; son, Lyle (Kathy) Bennett; daughter, Nola (Darren) Shatkowski; grandchildren: Autumn, Carman (Diana Buckingham), Doyle, Alexandra Fox (Andrew Kuzma), John Bennett (Rhonda Christison), Dennis (Dawn) Bennett, Melanie (Kevin) Paré, Matthew (Amanda) Waters, Daphne and Dawson Shatkowski; great-grandchildren: Dean, Haley and Taylor Bennett, Kayla, Chelsie and Riley Christison, Blair and Beck Bennett, Julia and Lilah Paré, and Madilyn Waters; brother- in-law, Bill Bennett; sister-in-law, Pat Munroe; as well as many nieces and nephews. Doris was a career woman well ahead of her time. As well as being a good cook, a hands-on mother and supporting partner, she worked full time for Canada Post running the Post Office at Chamberlain for close to 60 years, at one time even working 6 days before the 5 day work week was implemented. She will be remembered for many family meals, her great pies and puffed wheat cake, in addition to her amazing garden and hand knit socks and mitts. There are so many wonderful memories that are left with her family. A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Doris' life will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Hilda Dale will officiate and Interment will take place at Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date.
- Elaine (nee Bitz) passed away with her family by her side on July 10, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital. Elaine was born May 29, 1947 to Phil and Whilimena Bitz in the Sunset District south of Chamberlain. Elaine was predeceased by her parents; nephews Randy, Ryan and Shawn; brother-in-law Andy. She is survived by her husband Robert; daughters Sherry (Richard) Schropp, Carrie (Mike) Kistner; grandchildren Tisha and Taylor Kistner; brothers Ed (Shirley) Bitz, Albert (Pearl) Bitz; sisters Millie (Ron) Mangel, Glady Skoropad; brother and sister-in-law Randy (June) Heise, Jim (Brenda) Bennett; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday from 7:00 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anne R. C. Church, Chamberlain with Father Barry presiding. Interment in Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Viola (nee Duesing). The family of Viola Bennett, of Chamberlain, sadly announce her passing. Viola joined her lifelong partner James, on Saturday, April 27th, 2002. Viola was born on the family farm at Dilke, SK on January 10, 1925 to Paul and Dorothy Duesing. In her teens, she met and married Jim Bennett of Chamberlain. The young couple worked several years for Jim's dad and eventually started up their own trucking company. Jim would be out hauling loads and Viola would be at home selling Massey Harris parts and keeping the books. Soon they were blessed with 3 children and added farming to their business plans. They also spent several years in Regina, where Viola worked as the receptionist for Deluxe Beauty Salons. They then returned to Chamberlain to operate Number 11 Confectionary for 3 years, after which Viola and Jim continued to farm and enjoyed a slower pace of life. Viola enjoyed her many friends and grandchildren, who especially helped fill the void after Jim's passing. Viola is predeceased by her parents Paul and Dorothy, her husband James and grandson Ryan. Her incredible strength and courage will be remembered by her sons and daughter Robert (Elaine), James (Brenda) and June (Randy Heise), her grandchildren Sherry (Richard Schropp), Carrie (Michael Kistner), Jeanine Heise (Steven Houle), Mark Heise (Joanne Pheleppou), Tyler and Brittany Bennett, great-grandchildren Tisha and Taylor Kistner, and her brother Lester (Audrey) Duesing, in-laws Cleve (Doris) Bennett, Bill (Hilda) Bennett and Opal Harris, several nephews and nieces, many close and cherished friends. Visitation will be held for family and friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sharon Davis officiating. Interment in Chamberlain cemetery.
- Wilhelmina (nee Unteriner). On Friday, January 4, 2002 Wilhelmina Bitz passed away at the age of 86 years. Wilhelmina was born in Sedley on November 11, 1915 to George and Katrina Unteriner and in 1916 moved to the Aylesbury district with her family. In 1940 she married Philip Bitz and they farmed in the Sunset District near Findlater until 1966 when they retired to Chamberlain and in 1992 to the Craik Health Centre. Wilhelmina was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will always be remembered for her patience, kindness and willingness to place the needs of others first. Wilhelmina is predeceased by her husband Philip; brother Anton; grandsons Shawn Skoropad and Randy Mangel. She will be lovingly remembered by two sons: Albert (Pearl) and Ed (Shirley); three daughters: Millie (Ron) Mangel, Elaine (Bob) Bennett and Glady (Andy) Skoropad; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; sister: Edith (George) Zerr; four brothers: Aloysius, Andrew, John and Paul; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Lloyd (Ethel) Bitz; sister-in-law Kay Dignan. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain, SK with Rev. Lester Kaufmann OMI as the celebrant. Interment to follow in Chamberlain Cemetery. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family thank the staff at the Craik Health Centre for the care, comfort and kindness provided to Wilhelmina and her family over the last nine years. Arrangements entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw.
- Robert James. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Browne on March 1, 2009. Bob was born April 17, 1913 and was raised in the Findlater/Chamberlain area. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. In 1945 he married Thora Finlay and they had two children, Carmen in 1949 and Margaret in 1953. They moved to Regina in 1966, returning to Chamberlain in 1972. He was involved in many community activities and enjoyed time spent at their cabin at Lovering Lake. Later they moved to Moose Jaw, where Bob enjoyed many activities and socializing at both the Cosmos and Moose Jaw & District Seniors clubs. Bob loved sports and in his younger days in Chamberlain played hockey and baseball. Later in his life he spent many hours at sports days as well at Ross Wells Ball Park. He also had season tickets to the Moose Jaw Warriors for a number of years and enjoyed attending games here as well as on road trips with the Warriors booster club all over western Canada. Bob is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Laura Browne; brothers Ken and Claude; sisters Evelyn, Leila, Marguerite, Edith and Helen. He is survived by his wife Thora, son Carmen (Lynne), daughter Margaret (Walter), sister Dorothy Patterson, grandchildren Jennifer (Hart) Tejada, Jill (Troy) Fee, Logan Hjelte, James (Lana) Nation, great-grandchildren Jovie Tejada, Hayden and Emmett Fee, Grace and Lucas Nation, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Service of Remembrance will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Saturday March 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm. Reverend David Moore will officiate. Memorialization will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Mary Ann (nee Diebel) of Kenaston, Sask. age 78 years passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 1, 2005. Mary is survived by her loving family: son Denis (Daphne) Burke, grandchildren: Dustin, Ginger & Rita Burke. Brothers & sisters: Lona Diebel, Rose Weigl, Lewis (Madeline) Diebel & Engelbert Diebel. Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & other family members. Mary was predeceased by her parents: Michael & Regina Diebel; husband Wendell Burke; brothers & sisters: Elizabeth (Joseph) Untereiner, Fronika Diebel, Alexander Diebel, Andrew Diebel, Michael Diebel, Madeline (Frank) Brkich, John Diebel & Gabriel (Leita) Diebel. Also nieces & nephews. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The celebration of Mary's life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday December 7th, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, Sask. Rev. Father Francis Geraldo officiant. Interment family plot Chamberlain Catholic Cemetery, Chamberlain, Sask.
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- Clifford Delbert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clifford Delbert Church. He passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2004 in his home surrounded with the love of his daughters and dedicated caregivers. Clifford was born on May 14, 1910 in Hinton, Iowa and was the youngest of six children born to his parents Mabel and Del Church. His mother returned to Canada after the tragic death of her husband and settled in the Aylesbury district with her family in June 1911. Mabel married Elmo Johnson in 1914. Cliff attended Watkins school in the Aylesbury district until 8th grade. His mother died when he was fourteen and being very lonely he spent a lot of time with his aunts and uncles. He worked in the Aylesbury district as a hired hand. In December 1933 he married Ida Leighton. Cliff worked at various jobs until 1952 when he returned to work for R.B. McLeod as Superintendent of water and sewer construction. He worked in many communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba in this capacity. Ill health forced Cliff to retire at age fifty-eight. Cliff and Ida moved into their daughter's yard at Buffalo Pound Lake where they spent many wonderful summers and wintered with Darlene at Parksville. This allowed them to have a close, loving relationship with their grandchildren. Cliff was predeceased by an infant son in 1942, his loving wife, Ida, in 1992, granddaughter, Tracey (Difley) Hoium in 1991 and a grandson, Birk Emes in 1991. After Ida passed away Cliff moved into Timothy Eaton Gardens where he thoroughly enjoyed living and where he remained until his passing. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his daughters: Mabel Difley of Moose Jaw and Darlene (Gerry) Emes of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; his grandchildren: Brent (Shari) Difley, Tara (Jeff) Leicht, Morgan (Christina) Emes, Dane (Angie) Emes, and Joel (Candace) Emes; his great-grandchildren: Jordan Hoium, Tyler and Bryce Difley, Cole and Madelynne Emes and Chloe and Meryn Emes. He is also survived by three half sisters, Ione (Johnson) Ward, Verna (Johnson) Clark, Vera (Johnson) Fiegehen, niece, Doris (Bruce) Winter and nephew, Bud Church. He is also survived by nieces: Pearl Zoerb, Stella Landers, Monetta Migadel, Vera Harrison, Norma Wakefield and nephew, Jesse Shields. We are very grateful for the tender, loving care provided by Donna and Fon during the past year and also to all the Home Care Staff for their kindness, care and concern over the years. Without all of you we could not have honoured his wish to spend his final days at home. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate. Interment will be made at the family plot, Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Archie. On June 14, 2005, Archie Cunday, Chamberlain, Sask., died at the age of 73 years. The funeral service will be held in the Gateway Fellowship Church, Regina, Sask. on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Brian Larat and Minister Brenda Pelletier officiating. Interment of cremated remains in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy Cunday, parents, brothers and sisters. Archie is survived by two sons Robert (Lori) Cunday, Regina and Daniel Cunday, Regina; stepchildren Carol (Elwin) Delorme, Cowessess FN, Rick (Virginia) Haswell, Carnduff Sk, Lee Moerike, Regina, Karen Carnduff, Carnduff, Darlene (Greg) Nay, Regina and Roger Moerike, Regina; special son-in-law Gordon Bird, Regina; special cousin Garth Cunday, Wapella, Sk; twenty-three grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one sister Edith (Ed) Schinbine, Wapella, Sk. Thank you to his special friends in Chamberlain, for their love and support for the last eighteen years.
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- Frederick William passed away on August 23, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Linda, and his father, John Ernest (Ernie). Survived by son Scott (Marlene) of Rochester, MN; daughter Karen (Andy) Davidson of Calgary, AB; and four beautiful grandchildren; loving mother, Evelyn Dehm; sister Hazel (Bernie) Zaharik; and brother Barry (Chris) Dehm, all of Regina. Sadly missed by fatherand mother-in-law Addis and Mary Amundrud of Regina; sister-in-law Heather (Colin) Hoxby of Oakville, ON; as well as nieces, nephews, colleagues, and friends. Following the wishes of Fred, a private family memorial service will be held in Chamberlain, SK.
- George. On Friday, October 20, 2000, George Deitz, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his father, Kasper, and mother, Agatha Deitz; sisters: Barbara and Rose; brother, Anton J. Deitz; and by one son, Phillip G. Deitz. George is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Adeline, of Weyburn; son, Garth (Nadine) Deitz of Estevan; daughter, Brenda (William) Kraft of Saskatoon; daughter-in-law, Catherine Deitz of Saskatoon; grandson, Christopher of Estevan; granddaughters: Michelle of Saskatoon, and Kirsten and Kyla of Estevan; sister, Ann Beisick of Regina; brothers: Steve Deitz of Winnipeg, Leo and Phillip Deitz of Leduc; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. George was born in Chamberlain, SK. on October 8, 1930. He married Adeline Richards on June 17, 1950, and to their union three children were born. He worked for the CN Railway for 38 years, and they lived in many different communities. In 1969 they moved to Weyburn, where they have resided ever since. George was a member of the Elks for many years, having served as Exalted Ruler in 1979. He was active with the Canadian Diabetic Association since 1985. George enjoyed fishing, RVing and golfing. He loved his grandchildren and looking forward to spending time with them. He enjoyed life to the fullest. Funeral service was held Monday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Rodney Richards, Danny Richards, Wade Richards, Robert Hepburn, Ken Deitz and Mark Deitz.
- Engelbert "Bud" Joseph passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Bud was the youngest of the "Diebel" clan. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Regina; brothers, Alexander, Andrew, Michael, John, Lewis and Gabriel; and sisters, Elizabeth, Fronica, Alonia, Mary, Rose and Madeline. He is survived by his three children Michaelene (Derrick) Renwick, Carrie (Darren) Wurmlinger and Derek Diebel, their Mom, Agnes; his grandchildren Drew, Matthew, Jami-Rae, Brady, Justin, Ryan and Kenton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bud led a difficult life, but during his later years, he reconnected with his kids and thoroughly enjoyed watching grandsons Ryan and Kenton play hockey. The family extends a very special thank you to his Salvation Army family and also to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Chamberlain Cemetery, Chamberlain, SK.
- Lewis John, September 7, 1922- May 9, 2009. Lewis passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2009 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Regina; brothers, Alexander, Andrew, Michael, John and Gabriel; sisters, Elizabeth, Fronica, Alonia, Mary, and Madeline. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Madeliene, his children Patricia (Brad) Thompson, Darlene (Ray) Briere, Darrell Diebel, Wanda (Ron) Ludwar, Kathy Diebel (Bob Gamble), Kelly Diebel, and Warren Diebel; his grandchildren Kim (Dwayne) Wolkowski; Matthew Thompson (Amanda Petrychyn), Adam Thompson (Jenny Solonenka), Bryan Briere, Lyndsay (Scott) Moskal, Jerrod Briere (Jennifer Yee), R.J. Ludwar, Michael Ludwar, Katelyn Uhrich and Ryan Uhrich; great-grandson Logan Wolkowski; brother Engelbert and sister Rose Weigl as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lew was born on the family farm near Chamberlain where his family homesteaded in 1914. In 1940 he joined the Canadian army by borrowing $5.00 and hitching a ride to Regina. He was sent overseas in 1941 where he served with the 65th Tank Transport and Reconnaissance Battalion. Upon his discharge from the army in 1946 he returned to the family farm. He met Madeliene Molter in 1951 and married the love of his life on June 14th, 1952. He worked in several occupations throughout his life but worked mainly in road construction, proudly building Saskatchewan's many highways. He retired in 1987 and was able to more actively indulge his many interests that included fishing, hockey, baseball, his dogs, whistling tunes and collecting. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandson, spending many precious hours with them. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. The family extends a very special thank you to his caregivers on 3 West, Regina Pioneer Village for their compassion and loving care during the last two years of his life. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to celebrate his life will occur at Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636 7th Avenue East, Regina on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Lorne Crozon presiding.
- Margaret Mae (nee Gottselig) of Regina, formerly of Chamberlain, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her parents; three sisters, Clare (Fred) Kingston, Edna (Larry) Flynn, Mary Gottselig; four brothers, Alex (Anne), Joe (Ann), Peter (Eve), Leo; two sisters-in-law, Gladys and Minnie; and Richard's father, Robert. Margaret is survived by her son Richard (Lynde); grandchildren Tyler, Tasleigh and Katja; two sisters, Kathy (Neil) Peterson, Rose (Bob) Taylor; five brothers, Conrad, Gabe, Paul (Agnes), Albert (Miriam), John; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in Good Samaritan R. C. Church, 425 Broad Street North, Regina with Rev. John Mock presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Katherine (nee Klein), late of Chamberlain, Sask. was born on May 6, 1912 in Holdfast, Sask. and died on Friday, October 19, 2001 at Craik and District Health Centre, Craik, Sask. Katherine was predeceased by her husband John; son Jacob; daughter Irene; parents Gustav and Angelina Klein; two sisters; eight brothers; five sisters-in-law and eight brothers-in-law. She leaves to mourn one son Edward (Luce) of Chamberlain, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two sisters Angeline (Arnold) Scherle, Mary (Julius) Shatkowski, six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, Sask. with Rev. L. Kaufmann OMI and Rev. F. Sebastian OFM, con-celebrants. Interment will follow in Chamberlain Community Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Monday, October 22, 2001 (tonight) at 7:30 P.M. at St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, Sask.
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- Reta Alberta (nee Leighton). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Reta Alberta Farr, age 83, on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010. Reta was born on December 1st, 1926 in Chamberlain, SK. Reta is lovingly remembered by her daughters Wendy (Brian) Bray of Kamloops, BC; Lynn Mercier (Wayne Peters) of Saskatoon, SK; sons Dennis (Cecile) Bjolverud of Montreal, QC; Doug (Brenda) Bjolverud of Saskatoon, SK; S. Glenn (Brenda) Bjolverud of Calgary, AB; brother Ross Leighton of Moose Jaw, SK; sister Iola Bjolverud of Moose Jaw, SK; and special friend Glen Smith of Saskatoon, SK. Reta will also be missed by her 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Reta is predeceased by her parents, and sisters Violet Statham, and Jean Leighton. Reta enjoyed lawn bowling and indoor bowling, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her children and grandchildren. She loved to travel. She visited the Maritimes, Scotland, USA, and would often spend time with her family. Being a mom was first and foremost in her life. When her children were older, she began working for Social Services until she retired. The family of Reta would like to thank the staff of 6200 at Royal University Hospital and the staff at Quality Care Home for their kindness and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 31st, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing). Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
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- Emil Joseph Gebert passed away peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, March 18, 2007, one week before his 89th birthday. Emil is lovingly remembered by Mary, his wife of 61 years; daughters: Terry (Glenn) Leitner and their children, Tammy (Darcy) Morrison, Kym Duthie, Casey Buxton; Denise (Keith) Swallow and their children, Richard (Tracy Smith), Lisa, Jennifer (Todd) Rennebohm, Robert; Debbie (Mike) Probe and their children, Ryan, Greg; son, Brian and his children, Derek, Teri; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; his sisters Elsie (Art) Baudais; Rose Nelson, Mary (Gordon) Henry; Betty (Keith) Bird and brothers, Joe (Hazel), Ed (Freda), Phil (Sharron), James (Bernie); brothers and sisters-in-law, Nick (Bernice) Verklan, Sophie Verklan, Angela (Bill) Radych, Bill (Helen) Olinik, Anne Winniski, Kathy (Orest) Kotylak, Helen (Lionel) Bolen, John (Janice) Olinik; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many relatives in Germany. Emil was predeceased by his parents, John & Jean, his first wife, Helen (Virostek) and young son, Emil Joseph Jr.; daughter-in-law, Darlene Gebert, brothers John & Wendell, sisters-in-law Millie Gebert, Mary Cybulski, Vicky Olinik, Dolores Verklan, brothers-in-law Reg Nelson, Reg Cybulski, Jack Winniski, John, Tony & Dan Verklan. Emil was born on the family homestead near Chamberlain, SK and raised in the Carman Silva District near Kayville, SK. Later while working in Lethbridge, Emil enlisted in the Canadian Army and then moved to the RCAF. In September of 1944, Emil met Mary and they married in August, 1945. Following his discharge from the RCAF, they settled first in Regina, where Emil took further mechanic training and then moved to Westbend, SK where he worked with his brother-in-law Dan Verklan, fixing cars and farm machinery at Dan's Garage. In 1949, the family returned to Regina and Emil began working at Saskatchewan Motors later moving to Firestone Stores where he worked until his retirement. Emil was a very active member of Sacred Heart and Christ the King Parishes. He was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of both Fr. Burns and Fr. Charles Gibney Councils. He loved travel, camping with family and friends, playing cards and cheering on his beloved Roughriders. He kept active during his retirement and lent his mechanic, handyman and carpentry skills to church, family and friends. Prayers will be held on Sunday, MArch 25 in the Lee Funeral Chapel, 3101 Dewdney Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 26 at Christ the King Church, 3239 Garnet St., at 2:00 p,m, with Fr. Tonny Dizy officiating. Interment at Riverside Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
- Anne Louise (nee Luzny), late of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, formerly of Chamberlain, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2005 with her family by her side. Born on October 6, 1915, Anne was predeceased by her husband Joe Gottselig; parents John and Michalina Luzny; sister Mary Luzny; brother Edward Luzny; sisters-in-law, Gladys Luzny and Vera Luzny; and brother-in-law Jim Scott. Anne is survived by her children, Joanne (Ben) Smart, Regina, Ed Gottselig, Chamberlain and Carol (Clarence) Kohler, Chamberlain; grandchildren, Cody and Chloe Kohler, Chamberlain; sisters, Rose (Tony) Schultenkamper, Saskatoon, Frances (Tony) Potyra, Weyburn, Ellen Scott, Moose Jaw and Vivian (Wilfred) Ackerman, Chamberlain; brothers, Mike (Edna), Moose Jaw, Johnny, Findlater, Stan, Joe (Stella) and Alfred (Alma), Regina, Albert, Findlater, Lawrence (Helen) Luzny, Holdfast; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Anne (little Granny) enjoyed reading, sewing, homemaking and spending time with her family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in St Anne R. C. Church, Chamberlain, with Rev. Barry Anwender presiding. Interment to follow in Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Conrad Albert (April 26, 1920 - April 20, 2010). It is with great sorrow that the family of Conrad Gottselig announce his passing. Conrad led a very full productive life. After serving in the army in World War II he settled with his wife, Gladys, to farm in the Chamberlain area. They moved into the town of Chamberlain in 1952. Conrad contributed in many ways to this growing community: he was the mayor of the village, chairman of the local Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, member/chairman on the board of directors of the Credit Union, member/president of St. Anne's Parish Council. He was instrumental in the building of the Chamberlain skating rink. He loved to play baseball and was an umpire at the Chamberlain Sports Days. He was also an avid curler. During the winters he opened the pool room for those who wanted to shoot a game, talk or get a hair cut. Conrad is predeceased by his wife Gladys. He will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived by his children: Cheryl (Yves) of Calgary; Brian (Rita) of Chamberlain, grandson Russell (Tammy), great-granddaughters Jessica and Alexis: Gerard (Linda) of Calgary, granddaughter Kristina (Jim), greatgrandsons Wyatt and Ty, grandson Craig, great-granddaughter Lyla; Colin (Lori) of Pense, granddaughter Ashly (David) and grandson Derek (Tamara); Colleen (Kevin) of Maple Bay, BC. Conrad is also survived by a number of brothers, sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Holdfast, Sask.
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- Anton "Tony" Phillip Hager, age 87, of Moose Jaw and formerly of Chamberlain, passed away on September 27, 2002. Born on the family homestead at Chamberlain, Tony was educated at Chamberlain and farmed there until retiring. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Ilsa; a sister, Elenor; and a brother, George. Tony is survived by brothers, Joe (Herta), John, Fred (Elna), and Chris (Celine); sisters: Eugenia Diethelm, Mary (Jack) Seiferling, Anna (Eugene) Beingessner, Bertha Hager, Rose (Peter) Oud-Hager, Sister Veronica Hager and Theresia Hager; as well as many nieces and nephews. Evening Prayer Services will be held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain, Sask. on Monday, September 30, 2002 at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 11:00 am. Reverend Father Francis Sarmiento will preside. Interment will follow at the Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Joseph Anton, aged 87 years, of Chamberlain, SK passed away on Tuesday, June, 7, 2005. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 22, 2205 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain, SK. Rev. Father Barry Anwender will be the Presiding Celebrant. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain SK. Joseph will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years Herta; daughter Marianne (George) Gottselig of Findlater, SK; son Dan (France Turcotte) of Sooke, BC; eleven grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Laxdal and their children Jacob and Thomas; Mark; Connie; Marty (Kari) and their children Kayla and Teigan; Matthew (Tara) and their daughter Veda Mae; Pamela; Daphne; Marie; Troy; Jordan; Olivier; three brothers, Fred, Christian, John; seven sisters, Theresia, SR. Veronica, Rose, Bertha, Anna, Mary, Eugenia as well as numerous other relatives.
- Opal Gelene. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Opal Gelene Harris announces her passing on December 27, 2008 at the Craik Health Center. Her greatest pride was in her seven grandsons and her eight greatgrandchildren that always brought so much love and laughter to her life. Cremation has taken place at Opal's (Twinkles) request as she believed, If you can't say hello there is no need to say goodbye. A family celebration of Opal's life will take place at a later date. Words cannot thank the staff and Dr. Maree at Craik Health Center for all the love and care they gave to Mom.
- Jean (nee Gunningham). On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, Jean Hatton of Moose Jaw, Sask.,and formerly of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. Jean was born September 29, 1918 on the family farm her father homesteaded near Chamberlain in 1906. She attended Clarendon School nearby and later took her Nurse's Training at the Providence Hospital in Moose Jaw. She married Joe Hatton in Moose Jaw in March of 1947. They lived in Fort Qu'Appelle for many years where they both worked at Fort San until it closed. Over the years they pursued many interests together, including, building houses, raising mink, then honey bees and of course operating the Drive Inn and Movie Theater in Fort Qu'Appelle and other centers. When time permitted Jean enjoyed cooking, gardening and especially the flowers. Of course visiting family was always a priority. Jean was predeceased by her parents, John and Louisa Gunningham, husband, Joe Hatton, brothers, Roy and Donald Gunningham. She leaves to mourn sisters-inlaw, Edith Gunningham and Madeleine Gunningham both of Moose Jaw and nieces and nephews and their families. A celebration of Jean's life will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Sharron Bodnaryk officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery.
- Anne Martha (nee Sperling), It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Heinen. Anne was born on June 20, 1918 in Aylesbury, SK and passed away peacefully Sunday, October 29, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. A daughter to George and Magdalena Sperling. She was raised in the Aylesbury District and was schooled at Willow Bluff and Hallville Schools. In 1940 she married Arnold Heinen and together they farmed and raised six children, three sons and three daughters. Anne will be missed and lovingly remembered by Beverley (Linus) Scherman, Darrell (Diane) Heinen, Lynn (Fred) Watt, Lana (Garthe) Hjelsing, Arnold (Daphne) Heinen; many grandchildren include, Lou Anne (Perry) Schulhauser, Cheryl (Rick) Moses, Jamie (Murray) Deibert, Jill (Pat) Payne, Ronald Scherman and special friend Bev, Rhonda (Wayne) Sarich, Tracy (Brad) Wiebe, Curtis Heinen, Brian Watt, Jody (Jason) Kearns, Trina (Shane) Townsend, Garrett Hjelsing, Jered Hjelsing, Chelsey Heinen, Nathan Heinen, and her little dog, Chip. Anne had thirteen grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her numerous games of cards, freshly baked scuffles and her warm heart. She had a very strong faith and always prayed for and gave wholly of herself to those who knew her well in their time of need. Anne was predeceased by her loving husband, Arnold; son, Ronald; infant son, Rick; brothers, Joe, John; and sister, Agatha. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. The Celebration of Anne's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Both services at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK. Rev. Father Neil Osiowy celebrant. Interment family plot Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Viola Isabel (nee Connelly) was born at Chamberlain, SK on July 10, 1913 and attended Clarendon School. She was predeceased by her mother Helen, September 9, 1949 and her father William Connelly, April 10, 1967, a sister Stella in 1915, and stepmother Lurane, September 7, 1966. Viola spent her earlier years in the Chamberlain and Tuxford areas, coming to Moose Jaw in January 1944 and was employed at the Harwood Hotel and Turner & Ellis Hardware Co. Ltd. from November 29, 1945 until January 10, 1953. She married James Hoyes, formerly of Eyebrow, SK, in 1952, who predeceased her January 6, 1972. Viola was employed at the Canadian Bible Society Store as a part time sales clerk from April 1973 until December 1979. She was a Red Cross Volunteer at the Blood Donor Clinics, and visited shut-ins at Pioneer's Lodge and was a Hospice Volunteer. She was a member of Mizpah Chapter #1 O.E.S., the Federal Superannuates Association and Friends of the Library. She enjoyed gardening, reading, letter writing, making scrapbooks, and collecting recipes. Viola is survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Monday February 4, 2008 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Ashley Taylor will officiate, assisted by Mr. Dale Harris. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends Sunday evening 7 9 pm at the Funeral Home. Viola was an adherent of Sunningdale Community Church.
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- Lyn (nee Reynoldson) March 31, 1950 - April 2, 2013. Lyn Jones passed away on April 2, 2013 surrounded by her husband and children at Foothills Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Lyn is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ray, her son Jason of Saskatoon, son Reece (Morrisa) and daughter Jocelyn (Joel) of High River. Predeceased by her parents, Lyn is survived by her sister Anne Smith, brother Ron (Rosalie) Reynoldson, and sister Jessica (Ken) Fox as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her grandsons Ethan and Bentley. Lyn was born and raised in Chamberlain, Sask. the third child of John and Vi Reynoldson. Following high school, she entered hair dressing and lived in Calgary and Saskatoon. She married Ray Jones in 1980 and raised her three children on the farm near Dilke, Sask., then Saskatoon, Brooks, AB and eventually High River, AB. Always a mother and wife first, she gave selflessly and continually for the good of others and was always fun and full of life. Throughout her life, her love of family and friends and a personal spirituality gave her a strength that was evident in her struggle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the High River United Church.
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- Mary Eve (nee Schroeder), passed away on November 23, 2006, at the age of 92 years, exactly 18 years after her husband's death. Mary was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Schroeder, her husband Jack on November 23, 1988, a brother Aloysius Schroeder in 1986, a sister Daisy Massine in 2005, and a brother-in-law Michael Massine in 1999. Mary is survived by two daughters: Joyce (Leonard) Schuett of Regina and Carol (Don) Horsman of Fort Qu'Appelle; eight grandchildren: Michael (Camilla) Schuett of California, Joan (Dean) Barton of Regina, Joe (Jennifer) Schuett of Ottawa, Sandra (David) Briltz of Regina, Laura (Derek) Jorgenson of Saskatoon, David (Allanna) Horsman of Yorkton, Geoffrey (Becky) Horsman of Vancouver, and Jonathan Horsman (Christine Stewart) of Medicine Hat; twelve great grandchildren: Joshua Schuett of California, Jimmy and Emily Barton of Regina, Mark, Peter and Krista Schuett of Ottawa, Rhett and Mitch Briltz of Regina, Benjamin and Will Jorgenson of Saskatoon, Jesse and Kylee Horsman of Yorkton; and two step great grandchildren: Sarah Koo of Toronto and Michael Rogers of Regina. Also surviving Mary are four brothers: Joseph (Ruth) Schroeder of Regina, Daniel (Elizabeth) Schroeder, John (Shirley) Schroeder and Fred (Beulah) Schroeder all of Chamberlain; a sister-in-law Cecilia Schroeder of Craik and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary was born April 21, 1914 in Chamberlain where she grew up. She married Jack Klein in 1933 and they moved to Penzance. In 1942, they moved to Craik where they farmed and retired. Mary lived in Craik until 2003 when she moved to Extendicare in Moose Jaw. Special thanks to all those who cared for Mary during her stay in Extendicare. Also, special thanks to Elaine Spencer and Maureen Nielson who spent much time with Mary while she resided in the Manor in Craik. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Craik with Father Neil Osiowy as Presiding Celebrant. Burial will follow the Mass in Craik Cemetery.
- Orma Klockow, of Regina and formerly of Moose Jaw and the Chamberlain district, passed away January 23, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Orma was born at Markham, Ontario November 11, 1912 and came west with her family to the Sunset district in 1921. Orma taught school in various rural communities until her marriage to Alan Klockow on November 9, 1941. They resided on the Klockow farm south of Chamberlain until retiring to Moose Jaw in 1974. Orma was very active in the United Church at Chamberlain, as an Elder, teaching Sunday School and with the U.C.W. While in Moose Jaw, she and Alan enjoyed attending dances. Orma loved doing all kinds of crafts. Predeceased by her husband, Alan; son, Bob; and brother, Bruce, she is survived by sons, Garth (Maxine) and Keith (Heather) - all of Regina; daughter-in-law, Shirley - Calgary; grandchildren: Kevin (Angela) and Erin Klockow - Calgary; and Kimberly and Jaret Klockow - Regina; great-grandchildren: Julie and Jonathan - Calgary; sister-in-law, Sadie Storry - Moose Jaw; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 1:30 pm. Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
- William Joseph "Bill", age 95 years, late of Regina, formerly of Chamberlain, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 15, 2005 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Magdelena, daughter Carolyne, son-inlaw John, parents Joseph and Catherine Kohler, brother Peter, sisters Mary, Agnes, Susan, and Matilda and numerous other relatives and friends. He is survived by his loving family, daughters Tina Diebel, Hilda (John) Bast, Doreen (Terry) Pysar and son Clarence (Carol) Kohler. He'll be greatly missed by his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Gerald (Kim) Diebel, Ken (Diane), Tyler and Luke Diebel, Gary (Barb), Elena and Liam Diebel, Shelly (Joe), Nicole, Chris, and Jordan Maierhoffer, Darrell (Barb), Jonathon and Kendra Bast, Donna Bast (Ken), Kim (Glenn), Tara and Jean Fisher, Cody and Chloe Kohler and other relatives and friends. William was born in Odessa, Russia in 1910. He came with his parents at a young age and settled in the Holdfast district. He married Magdelena Ackerman in 1933 and started farming in the Chamberlain district, which was his passion. Bill was involved with community activities throughout the years. As well, he had a special gift for his hobby of woodworking and socializing with family and friends was always a highlight. Bill lived the majority of his life in Chamberlain but the remaining years lived in Regina at the Queen Victoria Estates and the Claddagh Manor. He leaves a legacy of special memories to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed. Prayers will be held on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Sister Mel Hruska presiding. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's R. C. Church, Chamberlain with Rev. Barry Anwender presiding. Interment in Chamberlain Cemetery.
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- Dorothy (nee Keyes) Laughlan Lawby (June 23, 1915 - June 10, 2011). Dorothy Lawby, loving and beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2011, at Peace Portal Lodge in White Rock, B.C., just two weeks away from her 96th birthday. Dorothy was born in Regina, June 23, 1915, the youngest of nine children of Robert and Regina Keyes, who homesteaded on a farm near Chamberlain, Sask. A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Regina, Dorothy later married Stanley Colin Laughlan, a civil engineer from British Columbia working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Their short but happy life together took them to Vancouver, British Columbia, Pasadena, California, and back to Regina where her husband died in 1953. Dorothy remained in Regina, raising their three children, Wendy, Colin, and Sheila, while working for the Prudential Insurance Company where she was office supervisor for twenty years before her promotion to Western Canada Office Supervisor. Dorothy chose instead to begin a different direction. In the Spring of 1965, she married prominent Regina business executive Ernest Lawby of the Guaranty Trust Company, whom she met and fell in love with during their work together on the Board of Directors of St. Michael's Retreat House at Lumsden, Sask. The happy couple retired within the next year and spent the next decade entertaining friends and family visiting their new home at Peachland in the Okanagan Valley until Ernest's death in 1975. Dorothy then returned to Regina where she enjoyed the company of many friends and relatives until moving to White Rock in 2005 to be near her family and spend time with her adored great grandchildren.Throughout her long life Dorothy was a source of strength and confidence to her family spanning three generations; children: Wendy Clark, Sheila (Rod) Booth; Colin Laughlan, step-son Don (Denise) Lawby; grandchildren: Kelley (Chris) Parlier, Kristen (Gary Grant) Clark; Jeff (Kelly) Booth, Dan Booth; Meghan Lawby; great grandchildren: Ocea, Sierra, Henry Grant; Kennedy, James, Hudson Booth; Clark Parlier; and many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her eight brothers and sisters, grandson Jamie Booth, and step-son Laurence Lawby. A memorial mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Delta, BC, on June 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. Dorothy's ashes will be interred in the Regina Cemetery and a second memorial mass is hoped to held in Regina on a date to be set in the coming weeks.
- Mary (nee Reynoldson). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Lowe, age 83 on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Mary was born in Chamberlain, Sask. in 1931. It was there Mary met Abby and they were later married in Moose Jaw on May 26, 1951. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Abby on July 28, 2014. He is waiting for her at the gates to welcome her home. She is also predeceased by her sister, Alice Reynoldson, and her grandson, Jonathan Eduard Wouters. Mary is survived by her 3 children, Maral (Donna Lee), Howard (Terry), and Karren (Darrel) as well as her sister, Marie and her brother, Brian (Cricket). She was grandmother to Mitch (Jen), Sarah (Justin), Nathen, Jeremy, Roxanne and Jennifer. She was great-grandmother to Jacob, Addison, Elijah and Makena. Mary was a Master Bowler and a Tawny Owl for Brownies. She liked to play cards with family and friends, especially crib. She loved camping with her husband and travelling across Canada and the USA. She liked to travel to places like Mexico, Vegas and Hawaii with her sister, Marie and friends. She especially loved spending summers at their cabin at Mistusinne on Lake Diefenbaker. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren. On numerous occasions she would take her oldest 5 grandchildren to the lake with her. Over the years, Mary had a variety of jobs from cake decorating to selling jewelry. She was at Sears for 17 years before she retired. Mary had Alzheimers for many years. The family wishes to thank the staff at Luther Special Care Home for the quality care and attention they gave her during her stay. We will miss our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As per Mary's wishes there will be no funeral.
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- Katherine Mary Anne (nee Heck), beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2002. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Richard (Mac) in 1994; brothers: Frank Heck, Tom Heck and Tony (Agatha) Heck; and sister Sally (George) Gelsinger. She is survived by her loving family, children: Eileen (Clay) Hibbert, Sharon (Larry) Stevens, Lorne (Chris) MacLennan, George MacLennan, Dot (Jim) Strass, Barry MacLennan, Stuart (Maureen) MacLennan; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Barbara Folk and Flo (Emil) Albus; brother Steve (Bernie) Heck; sisters-in-law Jean Dean and Dot Heck; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Katherine was born in Chamberlain on July 25, 1920, then moved to Regina at the age of 18 years. She married June 1, 1946. Then she started her career as "Mom" both in the city and on the farm. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, December 6, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. John Whittick and the staff of Ward 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for taking good care of our mother.
- Barbara (nee Hill) was born October 1st, 1932 at Haslingden, Lancashire, England. At the age of two she emigrated with her parents to Canada. They lived on the farm in Little Arm Valley just east of Chamberlain. After completing her secondary schooling, Barbara graduated from Psychiatric Nursing in Selkirk, Manitoba. In 1954, she married Wilfred Maerz of Holdfast at the Anglican Church in Selkirk. Barbara and Wilfred spent the next twenty-nine years on the family farm raising cattle, crops and ultimately three sons. In 1983, Barbara and Wilfred moved from the farm to the town of Holdfast. Mom's love of gardening, photography, Royal Watching and the occasional visit to the casino kept her busy through these years. Just as a new chapter in their life was about to begin, Barbara suffered a stroke on April 3rd. After spending two months in the hospital, Barbara passed away peacefully on June 14, 2010. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Martha Hill. She is survived by her husband Wilfred and sons: Trevor (Shirley), Mayson (Linda), and Sheldon (Deena). She is also remembered by her grandchildren: Rhonda (Chad) , Wesley (Diana), Jesse, Erin, Brett, William and Rachel as well as her great-grandchildren Owen, Claire, Samantha and Elizabeth. Our special thanks go out to the doctors and nurses of the Neurosciences Unit at the Regina General Hospital for their loving care of mom, as well as the staff at Pasqua Hospital. Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010, at 2:00 pm at the Catholic Church in Holdfast, SK with Hilda Dale, officiating.
- Edward George, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Rose and nephew Randy. Ed is survived by his brother Ron (Millie), their daughter Charlene (Aaron) Luzny; their children: Joshlyn, Jessica, Desiree and Ranita; sister Loreen (Paul) Kotylak; their children: Jason (Kara) and Shannon, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain, SK. Father Arnulfo Sison was the Presiding Celebrant with interment following in Chamberlain Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Moose Jaw.
- Anastasia "Daisy" (nee Schroeder). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Daisy passed away peacefully at Pioneer Village August 19, 2005 at the age of 92. Daisy was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Michael, in 1999, her sons Kenneth and Ronald, brother Aloysius and brother-in-law Jack Klein. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Joseph) Keen of Regina, SK, son Greg (Donna) of Christopher Lake, SK, grandchildren Jodi (Will) Brandt, Regina, SK, Tracy (Al) Stauch, Sherwood Park, AB, Kevin Massine, Gibbons, AB, Kara (Paul) Sinkevich, Edmonton, AB, Karla (Dave) Chipak, Hamilton, ON; great grandchildren Jesse and Savannah Brant, Brayden and Larissa Stauch, Gregory Massine and Alex Chipak; also step granddaughters Shirley Keen and Sharon (Brian) Hoiland and their families. Daisy is also survived by her sister Mary, brothers Joe, Dan, John, Fred, sisterin-law, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2005 and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2005. Both services will be held at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. JB Okai presiding. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at the Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Adriannah Jessie (nee Reynoldson) of Craik Sask. (formerly of the Chamberlain District) on August 11, 2007 passed away with her family by her side, at the age of 88. She was born May 27, 1919, on the Reynoldson Homestead south of Chamberlain. She was predeceased by her parents George & Jessie Reynoldson, her first husband Harold Odden, her second husband Lorne McRae. Her brothers, Johnny (Vi) Reynoldson & Ron (Del) Reynoldson. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Sharon (Chris) Miller, Corrinne & Kevin; sons, Donald McRae & Gordon (Bonnie) McRae & Tara (Gary) Ashley, Kayla, Victoria St. Germain, Geoffrey (Colleen), Katie McRae, David McRae and numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews & cousins. The Celebration of Adriannah's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the Aylesbury Hall, Aylesbury, Sask. with Worship Leader Ann Marie Francis officiating. Interment family plot, Aylesbury Cemetery.
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- Geraldine Theresa (nee Shatkowski) late of Chamberlain, SK, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the age of 55 years. She was predeceased by her grandparents; parents Ben and Tillie Shatkowski; sister Dianne Waters and loving husband Vern Nickel. Geri is survived by her sister Debby (Doug) Parks; nieces Lori Parks (Blair Jasper) and Colleen Braun; nephews Cory Parks (Amy Ryan) and Warren Braun; great nephews Brayden, Darren and Jordan Braun; sister-in-law Ruby Braun; companion Ralph Zamulinski; god parents Joe Lantz and Pauline Mengel; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Salim and the nurses and staff of the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic and on 3A and 3B of the Pasqua Hospital for their caring and loving support. A service to celebrate Geri's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Neil Osiowy officiating. A Visitation will be held prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Chamberlain Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
- Vernon Gordon. On Sunday, October 15, 2000, Vernon Gordon Nickel, late of Chamberlain, Sask., passed away at the age of 67 years. He was born on April 25, 1933 to Cornelius and Margaret (Boese) Nickel, received his education at Drake School and attended North Star Mennonite Church in that community. After Grade 12, Vern worked in Ontario with a fruit cannery. Upon returning to Saskatchewan, he worked for the C.P.R., Eaton's and then with his father for one year at the Drake Credit Union in Drake, SK. From there, Vern was promoted to manager of the Choiceland Credit Union and then in April 1965, he continued in management at the Chamberlain Credit Union where he worked for almost 26 years, retiring due to poor health. On April 19, 1973, Vern married Geraldine Shatkowski, who worked alongside him. They had 271/2 wonderful years of marriage. Vern and Geri spent many happy times travelling in Canada and abroad. He was a very active member of his community. Vern was a dedicated husband, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, son-in-law and friend. Vern was predeceased by his parents, brother Arnold in infancy, mother-in-law Tillie Shatkowski and sister Dianne Waters. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 271/2 years, Geri; sister Ruby (Chris) Braun of Drake, SK; nephews Warren (Colleen) Braun and their children Brayden, Darren and Jordan of Drake, SK, and Cory Parks of Regina; niece Lori Parks of Regina; father-in-law Ben Shatowski of Chamberlain, SK., and sister-in-law Debby (Doug) Parks of Regina as well as numerous relatives and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK., with Pastor Ken Quiring, officiating. The Interment will take place in the Chamberlain Cemetery with a reception to follow in St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, SK.
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- Jeanette Anne (nee Ackerman). A Graveside Burial Service will be held on August 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chamberlain, Sask. Cemetery.Jeanette passed away March 22, 2014, at Cowichan District Hospital, Cowichan, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her son, Philip Polard; father, Philip Ackerman and mother, Mary Katherine Ackerman. She is survived by her husband, Jacques Polard; daughters, Charleen Caumanns and Loraleen (Cosimo) Laporta; son, Jeremiah (Gillian) Polard; Grandchildren, Katherine, Isabella and Alexandra Caumanns, Matteo Laporta, Oliver and Esme Polard; sister Eileen Batza; Brothers Wilfred (Vivian) Ackerman, Orville (Ellie) Ackerman, Joseph (Arlene) Ackerman, Edward (Mary Lou) Ackerman and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Jeanette's Life was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. Edwards Parish, Duncan, B.C.
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- Archie "Bud". With his family at his side, Archie 'Bud' Reed passed away peacefully at Regina Pasqua Hospital on May 10, 2013 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Sophie in September 2012, who he missed dearly after spending 60 happy years together with her. Born in Chamberlain, SK, Archie became a road builder and spent his career with the provincial highways department. His early postings included carving roads out of bush in northern Saskatchewan. He then took on a position in Odessa, where he and Sophie raised their four children. Archie was a hardworking family man who enjoyed socializing with friends, and he and Sophie travelled many miles to attend polka dances. He also loved a good joke, playing cards and tinkering in his tool shop. After his retirement, he and Sophie drove south to Arizona each winter and made many new friends. Archie will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his daughters Marlene (Garry), Lorraine, and Tina (Randy); his son Donn (Lisa); his grandchildren Lisa (Tony), Christina (Dale), Shala (Zennen), Evan (Lynette), Andrea, Craig, Jared, Lauren, Kristen, Lea (Paul), Darnell, Alicia and Ashley (Blade); and his great- grandchildren Ethan, Reece, Nathalie, Zachary, Eva, Oliver, Dominic and Lily. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00 pm.
- Mary Violet "Vi" (nee Thomas) passed away at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on March 22, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Vi was born in South Wales, United Kingdom on January 8, 1920 the second of four daughters to John and Elizabeth Thomas. In her early twenties she began a nursing career in Cardiff and London. It was during WW ll that she met the love of her life, John, they married and began a great adventure. She arrived at Halifax harbour in 1946 along with many other war brides and their children, and then travelled to Chamberlain where Vi and John had a wonderful life together farming and ranching. Mom was a loving, caring, and generous woman, devoted to her children and their families. She was always welcoming, comforting and forgiving to all, she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and hearing of all their pursuits and endeavors. Mom was witty, humorous and a joy to be around. She enjoyed knitting, reading, family gatherings, and discussing current affairs. When she resided in Saskatoon, the War Brides Association was a highlight of her life providing many treasured friendships. Vi was predeceased by her loving husband John (Smokey); her parents, sisters Betty and Dilys as well as great-grandchildren Abigail and Yannick, and in-laws Ron and Del , Lorne McRae and Lorno. She was a beloved mother to Anne (Dilys) Smith; Ronald Royce Reynoldson (Rosalie); Lyn Jones (Ray) and Jessica Mary Fox (Ken); her grandchildren Catherine (Travis), Victoria (Todd), Deborah (Lyman), Ian (Louisa), Roxanne (Jason), Ronda (Jason), Roberta (Dave), John Paul (Tanya), Brice (Dayna), Jason, Reece, Jocelyn, Jennifer (Jody), Charles (Janice) will greatly miss her; as well as her numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed. A Celebration of Vi's Life will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church (Taylor and Acadia), followed by a 4:00 p.m. family interment at the Chamberlain Cemetery, Chamberlain, SK.
- George (September 16, 1930 - August 16, 2013). George passed away peacefully on August 16, 2013 of Hodgkins Lymphoma, at 82 years of age, with his family by his side, at the Extendicare Nursing Home in Moose Jaw, SK. George was predeceased by his parents Christian and Bertha Rogoschewsky; brothers: Leo, Joseph and John; sisters: Kay Benko, Vicky Paquette; brother-in-laws: George Mengel, Phil Metz; sister-in-laws: Mary (Leo) Rogoschewsky, Helen (Joe) Rogoschewsky. George leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 61 years, Margaret (Hoffart), 7 children - Fran (Godfrey) Bachman, Darlene (Edward) Massine, Judy (Bob) Ziegler, Janet (Doug) Fahlman, Ron (Lorraine) Rogoschewsky, Greg (Louise) Rogoschewky, Jodi (Curtis) Work; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. George is survived by his sisters: Loretta Mengel, Mary Rogoschewsky, and Anne Metz. George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He spent his life as a farmer on the family homestead at Chamberlain, farming the land and raising cattle on his beautiful valley property. He was proudest when the homestead celebrated itsí 100th birthday in 2009. In 1995, they retired to Chamberlain, leaving his eldest son, Ron and Lorraine to carry on the family farm. In 2006, they moved to an apartment in Moose Jaw, where many would see Dad taking part in activities in the Timothy Eaton Senior Centre or meeting with friends over a coffee at the Moose Jaw Town and Country Mall. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Church of Our Lady, 566 Vaughan Street, Moose Jaw, SK on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Carlos Jimenez as presiding celebrant. Interment will take place in Chamberlain Cemetery in the afternoon. The family would like to thank the staff at the Extendicare Nursing Home, Dr. Maree, Dr. Dautremont, and Dr. Brown for care given to Dad during his illness.
- John passed away peacefully Thursday, November 2, 2006. Born at Chamberlain in 1926, the son of Christian and Bertha Rogoschewsky. John spent many years farming and loved his cattle. He received his education at Prairie Island School. John was an active member of his community, he belonged to the Knights of Columbus, served on the Church Board, and was a Councilor of the RM of Dufferin. John also served on the Board of the Chamberlain Credit Union. For the past four years John has made his home in Moose Jaw. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leo and Joseph, his brothers-in-law, Geo Mengel, Hector Paquette, Tony Benko and Philip Metz. He leaves to mourn his passing his sisters: Kay Benko Regina, Victoria Paquette Windsor, Ontario, Loretta Mengel Holdfast, Mary Rogoschewsky Regina and Anne Metz Dilke and his brother, George (Margaret) Rogoschewsky Moose Jaw, also sisters-in-law: Mary Rogoschewsky Regina, Helen Rogoschewsky and his many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Pat Stoppler. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain. Father Barry Anwender will preside. Interment will follow at Chamberlain Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will take place prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Church.
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- Edward. It is with great sadness that the family of Edward Schneider announces his peaceful passing at Leduc General Hospital on November 30, 2013 at the age of 92. Ed was born November 1, 1921 in Chamberlain, SK and was predeceased by his wife, Dawn. Ed is survived and will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren: Heath and Laurie (Tessa and Zackary) of Spruce Grove, AB; Beth and Daryle (Blaine and Danae) of Devon, AB; Evan and Michelle (Grace and Aryn) of Leduc, AB; Earl and Kathy of Leduc, AB; and Derek and Tanya (Korre and Autumn) of Devon, AB. He is also survived by two sisters Carrie (Ron) Treitz of Penticton, BC and Margie Read of Moose Jaw, SK, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A service will be held for Ed at the Devon Golf & Country Club, 1130 River Valley, Devon, AB, on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. An interment service for both Ed and Dawn will take place in Findlater, SK in July, 2014.
- Daniel Alphonso. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel "Dan" Alphonso Schroeder on Sunday, September 25, 2011, at the age of 89 years. Dan was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Liz), father John and mother Mary Maier, sisters Mary Klein and Anastasia (Daisy) Massine, and brothers Aloysius (Alois) and Frederick (Fred). Left to mourn his loss are brothers Joseph (Ruth) and John (Shirley) of Regina, daughter Gail (Terry) Armitage of Calgary, sons Darrell (Kaylynn) of Grasswood, and Darrin of Calgary, sisters and brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Dan was born July 28, 1922 in the Chamberlain area and attended Vancise School, approximately 1.5 miles from the homestead. He worked on the family farm and married Liz in 1953. In 1955, he and his brother Fred purchased the International Harvester dealership from their brother Joe. Included with the deal were B.A. Gas & Oil, McCormick farm equipment and a hardware store. They grew the business over the years and enjoyed many trips as rewards for their hard work. Dan was active in the community, being a member of the Knights of Columbus, B.P.O. Elks and other sports and recreation groups. An avid curler, Dan was on a rink with brother Fred and Ron and John Reynoldson that scored a perfect 8-ender in 1959. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting, making sausage, restoring farm machinery, and fixing just about anything that can break. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave, Regina. Interment to follow in Chamberlain cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Wascana Grace Hospice, the staff of the Palliative Care Unit 3A at the Pasqua Hospital, and special thanks to Cliff and Mary for their spiritual support and guidance in our time of need.
- Elizabeth "Liz" passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Born February 25, 1934 in the Rock Village School District; Liz worked a variety of different jobs in and around Chamberlain, Sask, where she knew and was known by many. She had many interests: the family farm and business; curling; gardening; and most importantly, her family. Liz was predeceased by her parents, Ben and Elizabeth; brother Wilfred and twin sisters in infancy. Left to cherish her memory are: her loving husband Dan; daughter Gail (Terry); sons, Darrell (Kaylynn) and Darrin; brothers, George and Mike; sisters, Margaret and Phyllis; extended family; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at a later date.
- Frederick. It is with great sadness that the family of Frederick Schroeder announces his passing on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at the age of 82. Fred will be remembered by his wife of 60 years, Beulah and his children, Joanne (Rod) Van Slyck, Terry, Wendy (Calvin) Ackerman and Fred. He will also be remembered by the grandchildren, Judd (Karen) Van Slyck, Kristy Van Slyck, Shawn Ackerman and Chantal Ackerman; by his three brothers, Joseph (Ruth), Dan (Liz) and John (Shirley). He was predeceased by his brother, Alois and sisters, Daisy and Mary. Fred was born to John and Mary Schroeder at the farm north east of Chamberlain on January 21st, 1929, the youngest of 7 children. He attended Vancise country school and high school in Holdfast, SK. After school he worked in Regina at Sears and the Wheat Pool. In 1951 he married Beulah Stark and they began farming in the Chamberlain district on the Schroeder homestead. On January 1st, 1955, he and his brother Dan purchased Schroeder Bros Implement dealership from his brother Joe and ran the business and farmed for 60 years. Early in life he was an avid curler, winning an eight end pin during the 60's. He enjoyed travelling and went on many company sponsored trips worldwide. Fred loved fishing and made many trips to Northern Sask with his son-inlaw, grandson and sons. He volunteered and served on several boards in the Chamberlain area and was one of the founding members of the Chamberlain Credit Union. Fred enjoyed watching sports, especially football and curling, and was willing and knowledgeable to discuss sports or politics at anytime. Fred was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and a friend to many. A private graveside service will be held for the family. A Time of Fellowship will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with a tribute to take place at 2:30 p.m.
- John Anthony, at the age of 87, died peacefully at his home in Regina on May 12, 2012. He was predeceased by this parents John and Mary Schroeder, sisters Daisy Massine (Mike) and Mary Kline (Jack), and brothers Aloise, Dan (Elizabeth) and Fred. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley of 58 years, children Gary, Maureen and Glen, grandchildren Mitch and Brody, and brother Joe (Ruth), sisters-in-law Cecilia Schroeder and Beulah Schroeder and many nieces and nephews. John was born in Holdfast on December 17, 1924. He attended Vancise School. John spent his whole life farming, which was his passion, in the Chamberlain/Craik area. The celebration of John's life will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Holy Cross Church at 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Nguyen officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Chamberlain cemetery.
- Shirley Isabel (nee Sanders). On Sunday, May 17, 2015 Shirley Schroeder formerly of Chamberlain and most recently from College Park, Regina, passed away at the age of 83 years. Shirley was predeceased by her loving husband John; her parents Frank and Nell Sanders; brothers Kenneth and Vern and her sisters Jean and Marjorie. She leaves to cherish her memory sons Gary and Glen; daughter Maureen Nielson; grandsons Mitchell and Brody Nielson; sisters-in-law Ruth Beulah and Cecilia Schroeder; brothers Don (Gladys) and Bill (Marj) Sanders; sister Bev (Bob) Scammell as well as many nieces and nephews. Following her schooling in Moose Jaw, Shirley taught in various schools across the province. She will be remembered for the "Chamberlain Crossroads" history book, sewing, needlework, gardening, reading and many other hobbies. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Reception in the church hall following the service. A time of fellowship will then be held at College Park, 1535 Anson Road, Regina, SK. Interment at a later date in the Chamberlain Cemetery.
- Grace (nee Prentice) Difley Scott passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at Providence Place, Moose Jaw. Grace's parents homesteaded in the Chamberlain district in 1906. She was born in Montreal while her mother was visiting family. The family moved to Crestwynd in 1928 where Grace attended school. They had the telephone office situated in their home and Grace became a telephone operator. After she married Bo Difley, she spent most of her time assisting with the operation of their service station at Buffalo Pound Lake. The couple moved to Moose Jaw in 1957. Grace worked for Home Care for a few years. She also enjoyed ceramics, knitting and crocheting. Grace moved to Montana for a short period of time in the early 1960's but returned to Moose Jaw where she has since resided. Grace has been a resident of Providence Place since 1995. Predeceased by her parents, John and Marguerite Prentice, first husband, Bo Difley, second husband, George Scott, son, Gordon Difley, granddaughter, Tracy Hoium; six brothers: Robert, John, Louis, Roy, Neil and Bruce; seven sisters: Catherine, Hannah, Janet, Ruth, Edith, Ivy and Marguerite. Grace is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mabel; grandchildren: Brent (Shari) of Calgary, Tara (Jeff) of Farnsworth, Texas; three great-grandchildren: Jordan Hoium of Saskatoon, Tyler and Bryce Difley of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Ian Payne will officiate. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery.
- Helen (nee Ackerman). It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helen Selinger, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Helen was born in Chamberlain, SK on September 26, 1928. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Henry in April of 2012; foster-son Perry; parents Thomas and Rosa Ackerman of Chamberlain; & brothers, sisters, and in-laws too numerous to mention. Helen is survived by her son, Lyle Selinger of Holdfast, SK; and her daughter, Norma (Rolland) Robertson of Winnipeg, MB. A special place was held in her heart for her grandchildren, Ryan Kuyek, Jenna (David) Moore, Curtis Kuyek of Winnipeg, Michelle Selinger (Matthew Hauberg) of Strongfield , Shawn Selinger of Saskatoon and Timothy Robertson also of Winnipeg. Helenís greatest joy were her great-grandchildren, Brooke-Lynn and Chloe Moore, Cheyanne Hauberg of Stongfield, SK.; and Quentin Robertson of Winnipeg. Helen is also survived by her foster-son Jim LaFromboise of Saskatoon, SK; sisters Jean Weatherley of Regina and Willamena Metz of Chilliwack, B.C.; brothers-in-law Al (Maureen) Selinger of Pasqua Lake, and Adam Selinger of Regina and sister-in-law Anne Thomas of Kelowna, B.C. Helen will be dearly remembered for her strong will, her sense of humour, and her love of giving. The family would like to thank Dr. Pervaiz for his kindness and compassion & to the staff and new friendships mom made at Princess Villa Personal Care Home. A Celebration of Helenís life will be held Saturday, February 02, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK., Mary Deutscher officiating.
- Benjeman John, late of Chamberlain, Saskatchewan, born August 25, 1924, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2001. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Matilda (Tillie) in 1995, daughter Dianne Waters in 1977, son-in-law Vern Nickel in 2000, parents John and Theresa Shatkowski, parents-in-law Florence and Nick Lanz, brothers Carl, Frank and Joseph and sister Rose. Ben is survived by his daughters: Geri Nickel and Debbie (Doug) Parks; grandchildren: Cory and Lori Parks and special pet Coco; brothers: Tony (Victoria), Julius (Mary) and Stanley (Margaret); sisters: Mary Mengel and Pauline Mengel; sisters-in-law: Barbara Shatkowski, Ruby Shatkowski and Edna Dennis; brother-in-law Joe (Jackie) Lanz; great aunt Stella Kutcher; special cousin Steve (Joy) Kutcher; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Ben married Tillie Lanz October 23, 1951. During his life he worked in a Goldmine at Geraldton, ON, on a construction crew with Department of Highways and at Burns Meats. He also farmed until 1958 and had Ben's Cafe in Chamberlain from 1960 to 1979, during which time he farmed for many farmers in the area. Ben was a member of Chamberlain and District Elks, and of 2 & 11 Country Club. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, SK with Rev. Lester Kaufmann OMI, celebrant. Interment will follow in Findlater Cemetery. Prayers will be said Wednesday, November 28, 2001 in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK at 7:30 P.M.
- Andy Skoropad, aged 63 years of Chamberlain, Saskatchewan, passed away on Monday, August 29th, 2005. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 2nd, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Chamberlain with Rev. Father Arnulfo Sison as Presiding Celebrant. Burial will take place in Chamberlain Cemetery. Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. Andy was predeceased by his parents Harry and Mary, and son Shawn. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Glady; daughter Shelly (Greg) Tait of Dilke, SK and their family Travis, Colton, Tyler and Cassidy; son Dana (Terrill) of Chamberlain; brother Walter (Marianne) of Regina; and numerous other relatives. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Moose Jaw.
- Percival Lloyd. Another soldier has gone, but not by war, but by life's natural causes. On Saturday, November 10, 2007, Percival Lloyd Smith UE of Sunset Extendicare, formerly of Dilke, SK, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK at the age of 89 years after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his father Samuel Elmer; mother Laura Adell Hinchy; six brothers Russell, Don, Cecil, Julian, Hollis Benjamin (in infancy) and Lawrence; two sisters Marjory and Alma; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Lloyd is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Mae; his son Harvey; daughter Shirley (Ron) McNab and their children Malissa, Natosha (RJ) Rejein, Fabian and Ashley; great grandchildren Cody, Taylor and Jayda; daughter Leona (Dan) Hungle and their daughters Dana and Shelly; great grandson Jonathon; sister-inlaw Katie Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dad was born on the farm near Dilke, SK on September 2, 1918. He took his schooling at Wilkie Bay School, 2 1/2 miles east and south of the farm, after he thought his schooling was enough he worked around the communities and also did commercial fishing on Long Lake. In 1941, he enlisted in the army and was enlisted in the 8th RECCE, 14th Canadian Hussars from Swift Current, he trained at Dundurn and went overseas to England and trained more until they needed him. He saw action at Caan and Falaise, France, it was along the road to Falaise that he was wounded; his army stay was short lived. He was discharged in February of 1945. On October 11, 1945, he married Mae Anderson of Scotsguard, SK and together they raised three children at Chamberlain. He farmed on a quarter section of land, known as Bill Conley farm and worked along with his brother Don. In 1952, he sold the quarter of land and bought a new 1952 Chevrolet car and moved to his fathers farm near Dilke, SK. He farmed in the Dilke District until 1979 and sold three quarters to the Art Jones family who's farm joined alongside. The quarters north of Dilke went to Leonard Bast and the NE 26 went to Brian Smith and the Homestead of the century family farm award of this year went to Mervin Smith, his two nephews. Dad was also active in the community serving on various boards, Hall Board, Curling Club, Legion, Sask Wheat Pool, Community Pasture Association and the Co-op. He was also the president of the Saskatchewan Horseshoe Association; he was a great curler and horseshoe pitcher. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Raymond passed away suddenly on March 16, 2006 in Regina, SK at the age of 83 years. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Verna (nee Krieger); children Luanne Wimpney, Murray (Selina), Brian (Brenda), Brenda (Barry) Rodko, Twyla (Brad) Pateman, Lisa (Del) Stanley; grandchildren Shawn (Shauna), Stacy (Jolene), Jaylene (Doug), Jonathan (Katie), Elissa (Jason), Kristel (Jason), Amber (Jon), Murena, Brianna, Justin, Hayley and Cameron; great grandchildren Shelby, Shaylene and Shanel; brother Len (Irene) and sister Anne (Tony) Schaefer as well as other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Barbara; brothers Lloyd and Gus and son-in-law Jack Wimpney. Ray was born on August 3, 1922 near Dilke, SK; he grew up in the Chamberlain area and farmed in the Fillmore area before settling in Regina. Ray married Verna in Regina on May 23, 1946. They spent many years prospering in the taxicab business where they made many life-long friends. In his spare time, Ray excelled at 10-pin bowling and was passionate about his sports, traveling south, fishing, hunting and gardening at Regina Beach. He had a very full life enjoying many activities with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A VISITATION will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, March 20, 2006 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with cremation to follow. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
- Lawrence Byran Stewart, passed away at Extendicare on September 23, 2007. Lawrence was born at Chamberlain on October 21, 1925 and moved with his parents to the Findlater district in 1931. He farmed for 30 years in the Sunset district, then moved into Findlater before later moving to Moose Jaw. Lawrence was a 62 year member of the Legion, and a 32 year member of the Elks Lodge #7. He was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Eva, brother Jack, and sisters Mary Gladys and Isabelle Ackerman. He is survived by his brother Norm (Gladys), sister Jessie (Ivan) Hove, brother-in-law Ralph Ackerman; and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Thursday September 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate. Interment will take place at the Findlater Cemetery.
- Norman Earl Stewart passed away on July 11, 2008 at the age of 81 with his loving family at his side after a courageous battle with various health problems. Norman was born on May 1, 1927 in the Chamberlain District. He was the youngest son of Charles and Eva Stewart. He moved to the Sunset District in 1931 and attended Sunset School until Grade 9 when he quit school to tend to the Family farm while his brothers went to war. He has farmed for the past 66 years in the Sunset District and continued to be active in the farming operation up till the spring of this year. Norm was involved as a councilor for the R.M. of Dufferin for 13 years. He was an avid curler in his younger years and attended many a bonspiel. He later turned his attention to the Riders, golf, camping, holidays and socializing with his friends. He was a life member of the Moose Jaw Elks Lodge # 7 as well as a member of the Moose Jaw Legion and Army and Navy Vets. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Eva Stewart, brothers Jack and Lawrence and sisters Gladys and Belle. He is survived by loving wife and companion of 53 years, Gladys and their sons, Cal (Brenda) of Moose Jaw and their sons Tyler and Andrew, Darryl, on the farm, Greg (Cathy) and their children Ann-Marie and Paul, sister Jessie (Ivan) Hove of Regina, brother-in-law Ralph Ackerman of Moose Jaw and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thanks to daughter-in-law Cathy, Doctor G. Van Heerden, Doctor Ramadan and Home Care Nurse Marie Ellingson for all their special care and compassion to Norm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moose Jaw Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. John Carley to officiate. Private family interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery.
- Verna (nee Norman) August 25, 1917 - Findlater, SK October 31, 2013 - Regina, SK. Verna, late of Regina, SK dearly beloved wife of Charles Stewart, passed away peacefully in Regina General Hospital on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the age of 96 years. She was predeceased by infant son Keith Douglas Stewart; parents, John J. and Bertha Norman; siblings, Eunice (Roy) Nordstrom, Sybil (Dudley) Collins, Leona (John) Hickson, Annetta (Rupert) Pottruff, Irvin (Mabel) Norman, Beverley (Loretta) Norman, Murdoch Norman and Milton Norman; grandson-in-law Martin Bouchard. Verna is survived by her husband of 72 years, Charles Stewart; son Lyle (Linda) Stewart of Pense; daughter Cheryl (Neil) Perry of Calgary; grandchildren, Stephanie (Gabe) Batstone, Krista Bouchard (Kevin), Alison (Sean) Sargent and Lee (Jessica) Stewart; great-grandchildren, Julianna, Stewart, Teagan, Natalie, Josie, Jack and Liberty; sister-in-law Margaret Norman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Verna was born and raised in the Findlater / Chamberlain district. She and Charlie were married in 1941 and farmed in the Chamberlain district until 1945 when they began farming in the Pense district, where they raised their family. They retired to Regina in 1978, where they lived independently until Verna's passing. They were an inseparable team with Verna active in farm, family and community activities. She enjoyed art and recording family and community history. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laura Sundberg officiating. Interment in Regina Cemetery.
- Walter Sigurd, born August 7th, 1912 on a Saskatchewan farmstead near Chamberlain, passed away peacefully at Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK on December 1st, 2003. Walter is survived by his wife and lifetime companion of 63 years, Flora; daughters Vada Hendrickson, Joanne (Tony) Babalola; sons Ivan (Lee) Swedberg, Chet Swedberg; and grandchildren in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Walter taught school at Banbury and High School at Springside from 1931 1942. He returned to farming the family farmstead from 1942 1957. Walter was passionately interested in conservation and built and developed the "Swedberg Tree Planter". He planted some 200,000 trees on the family farmstead and the tree planter has been used to plant many hundreds of treed shelter belts across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and Montana. The family would like to thank the staff at Pioneer Village for their kindness during Dad's stay and the Doctors and nursing staff at the Pasqua Hospital for making him comfortable during his last few days. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Henry Friesen officiating. Interment in Chamberlain Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
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- Dorothy May (nee Hannah) passed away peacefully at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, Sask. on April 28th, 2012 and went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Dorothy, known affectionately by many as "Dot", was born September 16th, 1926 in Tuxford hospital and was raised on a farm north of Marquis. She attended Westlake School and then graduated from Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. She trained as a Lab Technician at Providence Hospital and worked in Regina, Chilliwack and Moose Jaw. She married the love of her life, Lloyd, on December 22nd, 1950 and they resided on their farm which was situated 10 miles east of Moose Jaw. Dorothy is survived by her children: Scott (Joyce) of Pilot Butte, Margo Melby (Mark) of Regina, Joan Klotz (Fred) of Naples, Florida, Dale (Carol) of Moose Jaw, Merle Tuplin of Regina, and Glen (Donna-Joy) of Medicine Hat, AB and her many precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Leone (Lee) Langner of Ottawa, ON; as well as sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Lloyd, only 6 months ago; she was also predeceased by her parents, Allan and Mary Hannah; her sisters: Margaret, Gladys, and Clara; her brothers: Lloyd and Harold (killed in World War II), Lowell and Cecil. Dorothy wrote a few thoughts about things that meant the most to her: "I have always loved the prairies with the beautiful sunsets, and deep blue skies. The simplicity of farm life (as it used to be) was a special pleasure in spite of all the work. My salvation as a very young girl, and the gradual and continuing growth in the love of the Lord is miraculous for a sinner such as I. I love the beautiful hymns of the church, the worship services, and study of God's Word. Fellowship with God's people is so special. The love of family members is tremendous! The grandchildren are a great joy! I have very special memories of my own childhood as well as of the childhood of each of our six children. I praise the Lord for the life He has allowed me to live in this world!" The family wishes to thank the staff at Providence Place for care provided for Dorothy and the support to our family. A Service Celebrating Dorothy's Life will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Alliance Church, Thatcher Drive and 9th Ave. N.W. A private family interment will take place at Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date. Rev. Wayne Boldt will officiate.
- Thomas Lloyd Tuplin passed away peacefully at Providence Place in Moose Jaw on October 29th, 2011 and went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Lloyd was born November 30th, 1918 in Chamberlain, SK where he attended the community school; he received most of his high school education in Moose Jaw. During his early years he worked with his father on the farm and later bought a farm of his own situated ten miles east of Moose Jaw. He married his long time sweetheart, Dorothy Hannah, on December 22nd, 1950. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, "Dot "; his children Scott (Joyce) of Pilot Butte, Margo Melby (Mark) of Regina, Joan Klotz (Fred) of Naples, FL, Dale (Carol) of Moose Jaw, Merle Tuplin of Regina, and Glen (DonnaJoy) of Medicine Hat; grandchildren Theresa Gillis (Mike), Duane Melby (Heidi Walbaum), Matt Melby, Zac Klotz (Chelsea), April Staffieri (Ryan), Kristen Klotz, Kodi Klotz, Tyler Mills, Kari Ferozedin (Timothy), Jordan Mills (Raelynne), Jade Tuplin, and Jared Tuplin; great-grandchildren Deklan Gillis, Brooklyn McCammon, Danika Klotz, Natalia, Brayden and Jude Staffieri, and Treyton Ferozedin, as well as step grandchildren Tracy Martell (Rocky) and Travis Brown (Michelle) and step great-grandchildren Dayton Martell and Malia Brown. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Mildred Tuplin; his brother-in-law Gordon Grogan; as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended relatives. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, William and Charlotte Tuplin; his sister, Ruby Grogan; and brothers Manly (in childbirth), John and Gordon Tuplin. In retirement Lloyd and Dorothy enjoyed travelling and working as volunteers in warmer climates. Lloyd loved extended family gatherings; he particularly loved his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his gentle manner, his devotion to Dot, his affection for his family, his love for God, and his willingness to help anyone in need. The family wishes to thank the staff at Providence Place for care provided for Lloyd and the support to our family. A Service Celebrating Lloyd's Life will be held on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Alliance Church, Thatcher Drive & 9th Ave. N.W. A private family interment will take place at Chamberlain Cemetery at a later date. Rev. Wayne Boldt will officiate.
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- Irene passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at the age of 88. Irene passed from this world as she lived, with dignity, surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born November 7, 1918 in Chamberlain, SK. She met and married her husband and soul mate Willard; they lived lovingly together for 51 years in Saskatoon until his passing. Irene demonstrated her determination and resolute nature in the last 15 years of her life moving to Cochrane, AB and developing a new group of friends and enjoying spending time with her family. Irene's value in the world was measured by the quality of the relationships that she had with her family and friends. She drew people to her through her loving, caring attitude and incredibly warm heart. She maintained those relationships with her humor, and wit, spreading love to all those she came in contact with. Irene is survived by her daughter, Carole (Al) Vallet; son, Dale (Sandra) Varty and son, Barry (Darlene) Hibbert. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, May Crawford of Saskatoon. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 3, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., at the Bethany Care Centre, 302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, AB. Arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre.
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- Rose Barbara (nee Diebel) passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Wayne Beros in 1980, grandson Gregory Beros in 2010 as well as five sisters and six brothers. Rose is survived by her children Linda Weigl, Frankie (Donna) Weigl, Marianne Hoffart, Michael (Dena) Weigl and Debra Beros (Reed Perkins); grandchildren Warren Rylands, Gabriel (Fiona) Hoffart, Rebecca (Dan) Kelly, Damon Weigl, Alexi Weigl and Anthony Weigl; great-grandchildren Logan, Nicholas and Tristan Hoffart and brother Engelbert Diebel along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street, Regina, SK with Rev. E. Morrissey, presiding. Interment will follow in Chamberlain Cemetery, Chamberlain, SK.
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- Frederick Thomas passed away at the Pasqua Hospital on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the age of 89. The eldest son of Fred and Edith Yates, Fred was born at Chamberlain, Sk. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Vera in 2001, and his brother Frank in 1947. Fred is survived by his brothers and sisters: Thomas (Mary), Beatrice Dufresne, Marjorie (Louis) Carles, Netttie Young, Harry (Shirley) and Edwin; sisters-in law: Rose (Steve) Burkowski and Emilie Hozempa as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Fred was working in Prince Albert when he joined the army; after his discharge he worked for the City of Regina until his retirement. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 E. on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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- Lindon John Zentner of Chamberlain, Sask. age 53 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2006 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, Moose Jaw, Sask. Lindon is survived by his loving family: mother Mary Zentner; sons Herman Zentner & Howard Zentner; uncle Barney Ackerman, also cousins & other family members. Lindon was predeceased by his father Bernard Mike Zentner. A family graveside Funeral Service will be held.
- Mary Elizabeth (nee Ackerman) of Chamberlain, Sask. age 82 passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31st, 2006 at the Craik & District Health Care Centre, Craik Sask. Mary is survived by her loving family: Grandsons, Herman & Howard Zentner, brother Barney Ackerman, also cousins, nieces, nephews & other family members. Mary was predeceased by her parents Philip & Magdelina Ackerman; Her husband Bernard Mike Zentner & son Lindon John Zentner. The Celebration of Mary's Life Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Wed., Sept. 6th, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Memorial Park, Regina Sask. with Rev. Father John Weckend officiating. Interment, family plot Riverside Memorial Park Regina Sask.