Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Muriel Mary Ellen (nee Bryan) of Pioneer Lodge Moose Jaw, Sask.(formerly of Aylesbury, Sask.) age 81 years passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25th, 2001 at her residence. Muriel was predeceased by her parents, Jesse Frank & Emma Bryan; her loving husband Victor and two sons, Clint & Doug. Muriel is survived by her loving family: Daughter Kathy (Fraser) LaVanway; sons, Don (Ann) & Ray (Barb); three daughters-in-law Toni, Donna & Georgette; grandchildren Michelle (Orrin); Ksena, Brendan, Jeff, Valerie, Brian, Ryan, Jaclyn, Chelsea, Holly, Jordan, Lindsay, Kera, Lynea & Spencer; also cousin Doug (Norma) Brown. The celebration of Muriel's life funeral service will be held on Sunday January 6th, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. Interment family plot, Craik cemetery.
- Ethey Lucretia (nee Strange) of Craik, Sask., age 93 years passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8th, 2002 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Ethey is survived by her loving family: daughter, Frances Leola (Jim) Hassett; grandchildren, Deborah (Rob) Parker-Loewen; Glen (Dolores) Parker; Wade (Cathy) Hassett; Dana (Richard) Storms; Gail (Rockey) Mehler; Linda (Ron) Gallagher; Ted (DeLee) Hassett & Tracy Hassett. 18 great grandchildren & one great great grandson; son-in-law Edward (Vi) Parker, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Ethey was predeceased by her loving husband Theadore (Ted) Annis, daughter Clare & infant son Gordon, her parents Charles & Ellen Strange, six brothers & one sister. The celebration of Ethey's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Marjorie Keyser officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Eldon Lewis Archibald of Craik, Sask. age 82 years, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Eldon is survived by his loving family: wife Jean, daughters Janice, Shirley, Brenda, June, Cathy, Heather and Bev; and son Jim and their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The celebration of Eldon's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, Sask. Interment Family Plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Marie (nee Bryksa) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 5, 2009 at the Craik and District Health Care Centre. Marie was born on April 4, 1923 to John and Anna Bryksa at the family farm, located near WestBend, SK. Marie received her education at Horse Lake School. On July 6, 1945 Marie married Willard Archibald and they shared 54 years and 4 beautiful children together. Her passions were gardening, canning, knitting, baking, children and grandchildren. Willard and Marie enjoyed yearly vacations out West to visit their boys and fishing trips with family. There was always a pot of coffee and a plate of baking ready for any family that was passing by. Marie's grandchildren adored her dearly and took daily bike rides down the road for a little visit and a tasty treat. She was a member of Orange Lodge and a left-handed curling skip. Marie was an avid baseball player in her younger days which she passed along to her sons and grandsons and even had the glory to watch her grandson win provincials back home in Foam lake, SK. Many days and nights were spent at the rink or baseball fields and they travelled from Craik to the West Coast to watch. When the garden became too big to handle, her and Val filled her deck with pots and plants, took garden tours at Val's and would watch the birds feed from the patio window. A family meal was never complete without her famous buns and cabbage rolls. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Willard Archibald on November 7, 1999 and her parents, John and Anna Byrksa. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life; her daughter, Valerie (Jerry) Dulle; three sons, Melvin, Lyle (Carol) and Howie, as well as ten grandchildren, Shelley (Jeff Brayer), Corinne, Lee-Anne, Jesse, Corey, Tammy, Kris (Leanne), Kurtis, Jinelle and Kenton; nine great grandchildren, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Belle, Kadence, Lucas, Robyn, Brendan and Ryan; Brothers, Meril (Jeanette), Mike (Gail), Don (Eileen); Sister, Adele (Hal Peterson); Brother and Sister-in-laws, Eldon (Jean) Archibald, and Loretta Archibald. And numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. A family service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009.
- Daisy Belle (nee Lambert) Arnold, late of of Biggar, SK, formerly of Weyburn, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the age of 98 years. Daisy was born to William and Emily Lambert in Pecatonica, Illinois, April 25, 1912. At the age of two she moved with the family to Craik, SK, where her parents continued farming. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers (Leroy, William, Paul, Earl, and Harold), and sisters (Maude, Berniece, Bertha, Edith, Ruth, Viola and Violet), as well as her husband, Alfred (Ben) Arnold. She is survived by her son Ron (Ruth), two grandchildren David (Shawna) Arnold and Paula (Tim) Bowman, and four great grandchildren, Damian Saliken, Noah Arnold, Melena Bowman and Nash Bowman, together with many nieces and nephews. Daisy received her education at Craik and attended Normal School in Regina where she obtained her teaching certificate in June of 1931. She taught school in various country schools prior to her marriage to Ben in 1941. On Ben¡¯s illness she returned to teaching in 1952 in Lampman and in 1956 in Weyburn, retiring in 1977. Daisy enjoyed retirement with travel, visiting her son and family, and spending many hours playing scrabble, reading and studying the bible. A major retirement experience for Daisy was to travel to California to visit her brothers (Leroy and Harold). She also got a great deal of pleasure when meeting her former students and watching their various activities. She resided in Weyburn until her health necessitated a move to Biggar in 2001. After spending one year in the Sunshine Care Home, she was a resident of Diamond Lodge Nursing Home in Biggar since 2002. A funeral service was held on Friday, December 31 from Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn at 2:30 pm with Pastor Scott Wade officiating. Interment to followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn.
- Ross Winston Atkinson passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo General Hospital on January 9, 2002 at the age of 83, following a stroke. Predeceased by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Pat (Garth) Dalton, brother Ivan and stepson Russ Sutor. Ross, survived by his wife Anetta, sons Gerry (Doreen) of Lethbridge, Brian (Jan) of Regina, daughter Pat (Reg O'Brien) of Calgary, stepdaughter Dianne (Butch) Lasek and stepson Don (Patti) Sutor of Regina, as well as sister-in-law Maxine Atkinson also of Regina. Ross had nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ross was born in Craik, Saskatchewan on August 26, 1918. He resided in Moose Jaw until 1971, then moved to Regina and Belle Plaine where he continued to work and farm until he retired in 1980. In 1984 they moved to Nanaimo. Ross enjoyed life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by family & friends. There will be no services at his request.
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- Conrad, May 10, 1915 - June 18, 2005. Conrad passed away on June 18, 2005 at the Craik & District Health Care centre. He will be remembered by his children, Ronnie (Sharon) Bakken, Raymond Bakken, Myrna (Rodney) Jones, Murray (Mary-Jo) Bakken; 10 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren. Also surviving is one sister Winnie Daye; sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Craik Cemetery on June 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Mildred, June 18, 1919 - March 23, 2005. Mildred passed away on March 23, 2005 at the Craik & District Health Care Centre after a lengthy illness of Alzheimer. She will be remembered by her husband, Conrad Bakken; children, Ronnie (Sharon) Bakken, Raymond Bakken, Myrna (Rodney) Jones, Murray (Mary-Jo) Bakken; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Eunice Truber and Erma Tangen; sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Craik Cemetery on April 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Ron. After Ron's strong will and determination to fight his battle, it is with great sadness that we announce his passing on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his parents, Connie and Mildred Bakken. Ron will be forever missed by his loving wife Sharon, sons Kim and Kerry; grandchidlren Dallas, Chase, Jewel, Brandi and Evan. Ron is survived by his brothers Raymond and Murray (Mary Jo) and sister Myrna (Rodney). He is also survived by several brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews. The celebration of Ron's life funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 2:00p.m. from the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, Sk. with presidor Gary Keefe officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery.
- Barbara A. Barr passed away peacefully on August 30, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Center, Craik, Sask. Barbara was born on November 17th, 1914. She was predeceased by her loving husband Jack in 1984, parents John and Mary, brothers Bill & Henry, sisters Anne & Nell. Barbara is survived by her loving family: son Gerald (Bonnie) Barr: daughter Carol (Jim) Vibert: grandchildren Janice (Ken) Jamieson, Raymond Barr, J.J. (Andrea) Vibert & their son Joel: & Scott Vibert: brother John (Helen) Lockwood also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Barbara enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors & gardening. The celebration of Barbara's life funeral service will be held on Monday, September 3rd, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from St. Agnes's Anglican Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Arthur Anderson officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Joan Marie (nee Heathcote) was born August 26, 1958 in Craik and passed away April 1, 2015 with loved ones by her side at the Davidson Health Centre. She is survived by her loving husband Kevin and their furkids Rosie, Muffin, Misty, Jam and Molly; Joan’s father Chris Heathcote; brother Grant Heathcote; sisters: Christine (John) Boyd; Kathaleen (Doug) Snider; Jean (Lyle) Hannan; Helen (Webb) Lee; Joan’s father-in-law Gary Binder, Richard Munroe; mother-in-law Lois (Craig) Menzie; sisters-in-law: Karen (Grant) Murray; Jodi Binder; nephews: Jason (Trish) Boyd; Rick (Jolene) Roberge; Chandler, Grayson and Steele Heathcote; Adam and Chris Lee; Brent Murray; nieces: Julie (Jason) Bellina; Terryl (Justin) Way; Kim (Steve) Hart; Maggie and Hannah Lee; Patricia, Heather and Kristine Murray; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and other family members. Joan was predeceased by her mother Muriel Heathcote. Funeral services were held at Craik Legion Hall on April 8, 2015. Interment will be held at a later date at Craik Cemetery.
- Jason (1968 - 2012). It is with extreme sadness, and broken hearts, that we announce the sudden passing of Jason on June 3rd, 2012 at the age of 43. He leaves behind his wife Diana and children Courtney, Jordan, Kylie and Jeremy. Parents Merle and Bertha, sister Michelle (Curtis) Marcenko; children George, Zane and Jill, in-laws Harold and Helen Ehman, brother in-law Les (Dianne) Ehman and sister in-law Donna Selinger; children Ricki, Randall and Brooklyn, special cousin Chris (Erin) Stephens; children Morgan and Dalton, many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as countless friends. Jason's greatest passion was farming with his dad and cousin Chris and spending all his free time with his children by watching or coaching their various sporting events. His devotion to his family was profound and will not be forgotten. A celebration of Jason's life will be held in the Craik Hall, Craik, SK on Friday June 8th, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
- David Gibson passed away peacefully on August 25th, 2009 at the age of 84. Dave farmed and resided in Craik for most of his life, and then moved to Saskatoon in 2003. A Celebration of Dave's Life will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. from St. Volodymyr Chapel (3102 Louise Place). Arrangements in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Services, Saskatoon.
- William Earl Brandvold, of Davidson and formerly of Craik, Central Butte and Asquith, SK, passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2007, after acquiring a strep infection following back surgery at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Earl was born on September 9, 1925 at Asquith. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Lillian Brandvold; sister, Lorraine Lalonde and brother-in-law, Raoul Lalonde; and father-inlaw, Cecil Gordon. He is lovingly missed by wife, Marian; daughter, Gloria (Lyle) Tucker and family, Trevor (Tracey), Myha and Rachel Tucker, Chad (Kerri), Liam and Avery Tucker and Lorelle (Travis) Emma and Cadecne Brehaut; son, Rodney (Helene) Brandvold and family, Sean Phillippe Bryan, Allyssa Bryan, Elizabeth and Olivia Brandvold; daughter, Bonny (Darryl) Tucker and family, Andrea (Hughie) and Braeden Foster, Jeffery (Michelle) Tucker; daughter, Linda (Clayton) Thompson and family, Kelly (Melanie) Thompson, Kara (Jason) Cody and Tyler Park, Kristen (Kris) Kelsey and Kennedy Jensen; son, Roger (Carrie) Brandvold and family, Kirsten and Derek Brandvold; sisters, Lucille (Pete) Wagner and Leona (Ernie) Ostafichuk; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Earl worked hard all his life. At age nine years old he was driving horses to haul oat sheaves; later he repaired grain elevators, hauled gravel and had a mixed grain and cattle farm. in 1963, they moved to Central Butte where he owned and operated Earl's I.G.A and a construction company. He built many homes and hand crafted cabinets in that area. He moved his construction business to Craik and also began to collect antiques from auctions. Dad loved auctions, yard work on the acreage, dancing with mom, refurbishing antique tractors and trucks, but especially listening to the family tell stories and laughing at the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Earl's family would like to thank Dr. Woo and Dr. Paley for their caring and honesty. For friends so wishing, Memorials in memory of Earl may be directed to the Sask. Heart and Stroke Fund, or to the charity of your choice. The celebration of Earl's life funeral service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Davidson Town Hall, 206 Washington Avenue, Davidson, SK. Worship leader Clark Puckett, with interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK.
- Elizabeth "Beth" Roemer Brooks. On Friday, August 1, 2008, Beth (Elizabeth) passed away peacefully at her home in Craik, SK, at the age of 87. She leaves to celebrate and cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Jeannette Brooks. Beth was predeceased by her first husband, Henry Roemer in July 1964. In June 1967, Beth remarried to Harold Brooks, until his passing in March 1994. Beth also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends, young and old. As per Beth's wishes, there will be no funeral. A private interment will be held at a later date. Beth had a great sense of humour. Please remember Beth with a smile, not a tear.
- Henry Wallace Byggdin (August 24, 1917 - November 16, 2007). Much loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, pastor and friend, Wallace is now residing with his eternal Lord and Saviour, free at last from the restrictions and limitations of his earthly body. Wallace was predeceased by his parents John and Nellie, brothers Merle and Ernie and son Ross. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Beth) of 63 years, his brother Ralph (Joyce), sister Lucille, daughters Sharon (Glen) and Shelley (Jack), son Brent (Ellen), grandchildren Jon, Leah (Tim), Sarah, Jordan, Keanan, Justin and one great granddaughter, Jadrianne. He also leaves to celebrate and remember his life several brothers in law, sisters in law, numerous nieces and nephews and many church and family friends. Wallace was born in Craik, SK., the third child and son of John and Nellie. He and his brothers and sister spent many hardworking but carefree days growing up in challenging times; yet, in spite of, or perhaps in part because of, this environment, they all developed a keen zest for life, perseverance, tolerance and fun. These attributes served Wallace well to his final heartbeat and breath. As a young man, Wallace honed his farming skills in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, until his strong and definitive life changing call to the ministry in his mid twenties. While on a ministerial (or so he claimed) related call early in his ministry, he noticed and was subsequently noticed by a beautiful farmer's daughter and young Saskatoon School for the Deaf teacher who was home for the Victoria Day weekend in May 1942. Initially she was not overly impressed to arrive home looking forward to sharing a few days with her parents and siblings, only to find she would have to share the family farm home with an itinerant preacher and his two young ministerial assistants, one of whom was Wallace. Notwithstanding this rather shaky start to a romance spanning 65 years in total, he persevered with the courtship and was rewarded with her hand in marriage on July 12, 1944 in her parents' (George and Eleanor Evans) farm home near Davis, SK. Wallace's ministry and labour of love for the Lord spanned 37 years, nine churches, three provinces and one denomination (Free Methodist Church). His longest pastorate was in Melfort, SK, where he touched and was touched by the lives of many special parishioners, friends and neighbours, including his next door neighbour's son and future son-in-law, whom he had the privilege of leading to the Lord. On retiring from active ministry in 1983, he and Beth moved to Moose Jaw, SK, where he continued to serve as the ex officio pastor of visitation at their local church, where he ministered for many more years to many of the sick and shut-ins. His kind, compassionate, gentle, caring spirit and devotion to selflessly serving the needs of his 'flock' and the local community were appreciated by all, whether family, friends or relatives. His love and devotion for the Lord held steadfast and unwavering to the end of his days and his sense of humour and love for his fellow man were two of his `cornerstone' characteristics. A celebration of Wallace's life was held Friday, November 23, 2007 at 10 AM in the Fourth Avenue Bible Church, 62 4th Av S, Niverville, MB with interment immediately following, at Hespeler Cemetery.
- Ralph Eugene Byggdin passed away peacefully with family at his side in Olds, AB. Sunday, October 11, 2009 in his 94th year. Much loved husband of Joyce (deceased April, 2009) for over 68 years; wonderful father to Donna Souster (Bill), Lois Cooke (Brian), Rhonda Byggdin (Elgin Eddy), and Vern Byggdin (Sandra); esteemed grandfather of eleven and great grandfather of seven; brother to Lucille Henwood (Scott), and fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents John and Nellie Byggdin and brothers Ernest, Wallace and Merle. Ralph was born in Craik June 2, 1916. Heeding the call to the ministry, he moved to Ontario to complete his education at Toronto's Lorne Park College. There Ralph met Joyce, and they were married in January 1941. The young couple moved west to Eyebrow in 1944, where they began pastoral ministry with the Free Methodist Church. Ralph served as pastor in Weyburn, Kindersley, Regina and Prince Albert, and completed his 37-year ministry on St. Joseph Island, ON in 1981. They retired to Saskatoon and Didsbury, AB; enjoyed winters at the Free Methodist Light and Life Camp in Florida; moved to Abbotsford, BC for several very enjoyable years; and finally to Olds, AB (Sunrise Village) in 2005 where Ralph continued to touch lives, as he had over his lifetime, with his quick wit, quiet strength, and kind nature.
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- Cora Alice. Tuesday, September 26th, 2000, Cora Alice Carlson, late of Craik, Sask., passed away at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her husband Gunnar, daughters Irene & Marie & four sisters. Cora is survived by her loving family: son Leonard (Helen) Carlson: daughter Leona Ewing (Garry Noble), five grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren. Two sisters, Edna Busse & Bertha Fines, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery.
- Robert Edward Chester born January 21, 1936 to Robert Leonard and Catherine Margaret in Galt, Ontario. Robert (Bob to his friends and family) was the oldest of nine children. He moved to Craik, SK in 1958 and for the next several years worked for Art Wildfong and then Charlie Peckover while renting his Uncles Gordon's land. After several years of hard work, he purchased the land and, with a loan from Charlie, an adjoining quarter. In 1964 he purchased a half section where he lived and farmed for the next thirty years. During that time, he acquired another section of land (half of which he later sold). Bob also worked for several other farmers over the years. In 1972, Bob met and married Dorothy (Dolly) Greggains. They lived in Bob's old house until January 1980, when their new home was finished. They raised three sons, Gregg, Leonard and Robert Joseph. In 1995, Bob moved into a house in Craik and began working in Kenaston. When commuting from Craik proved too expensive, he rented a house from Reg and Joanie Zdunich, who became good friends of his and who we, his family, would like to thank for everything they did for Dad when his health began to fail. Bob left us on July 31, 2005 at 3:30 a.m. after suffering strokes in June and July. He died at Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital with his sons by his side. We will always remember the things he taught us and we will miss his goodnatured teasing and his boisterous laugh. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in the Craik Legion Hall. Interment will follow in Craik Cemetery.
- Mervin Michael Chorney of Craik, Sask., age 56 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13th 2009 at the Craik and District Health Care Center Craik, Sask. Mervin is survived by his loving partner and soul mate Marlene Stubbington and her family, Sean (Linda) Stubbington and Shayne (Michelle) Stubbington and family, Kayla Sanford & son Tavin Sanford, Kennedy Stubbington & Carter Stubbington. His mother Mary Chorney, sister Rose Chorney & brother John (Trish) Chorney. A celebration of Marvin's life funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment Family Plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Phyllis (nee Meshka) passed away quietly on Sunday May 30, 2004 at the Craik & District Health Center at the age of 78. She is survived by her three children: Lyle of Regina, Sherry (Ken) Harvey of Fort Saskatchewan, Ab, and Brenda (Tim) Reich of Craik, Sk, seven Grandchildren and five Great Grandchildren. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her parents, Louise and Mike Meshka; sisters Ethel, Florence, Helen and Marjorie; brothers Lester, Arlo, Mike and Bill. The funeral service will be on June 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church in Craik, Sk, with Presider Hilda Dale officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sk.
- Katherine Victoria (nee Smith), On Saturday, November 2, 2002 Katherine Victoria Cogswell, late of Craik, Sask., passed away peacefully at the age of 90. She was predeceased by both parents; her husband Maurice in 1991; her sisters Helen, Liz, Theresa, Elsie; and brother Joe. She is survived by her daughters Joan (John) Schneider, Sheila (Wayne) Funk, Diane (Gary) Stavness; her grandchildren Todd, Corleen, Joni, Maureen, Paula, Carrie (Peter), and Corinne; her brother Ernie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Katie was born July 23, 1912, in Gimli, Manitoba, and moved with her parents to Craik in 1920. Katie attended Craik School. After completing high school, she went to Normal School in Regina and obtained her teacher's certificate.In 1931, Katie started teaching at the Willow Bluff School near Aylesbury, Sask. Katie married Maurice Cogswell in 1936. They farmed in the Aylesbury district from 1936 until 1938 when they moved to a farm west of Craik. They continued to farm until 1969 when they retired to the town of Craik. Katie returned to teaching in 1951 and taught at Craik School for 22 years. She was very active in the community and with St. Agnes Anglican Church. Katie spent her last years in the MidLakes Manor in Craik and enjoyed the fun and fellowship there. The celebration of "Katie's" Life Funeral Service will be held on Wedneday, November 6th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from The St. Agnes Anglican Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Don Wells officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Florence Emily, of Central Butte Sask. (formerly of Craik, Sk.) age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2005 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, Moose Jaw, Sask. Florence is survived by her loving family: son-in-law Vernal Sanden; grandchildren: Boyd (Pam) Sanden; Clem (Mina) Sanden; Yvonne (Lyle) Stone & Codey (Jody) Sanden; Great grandchildren Callie & Tyler Sanden; Dillon & Jessie Sanden; Mickael & Andrea Stone; Sharmayne Sanden & Dusty, Bailey, Jacey & Lynzey Sanden. Also nieces & nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband Fred Cox; daughter Mary Sanden & grandson Shane Sanden. The Celebration of Florence's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Presider's Hilda Dale & Gary Keefe Presiding. Interment Family Plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Edward Isaac "Ike" (September 17, 1910 - May 22, 2012). Born in Craik, Sask. to Sam and Annie Cruise, Ike was the first in a family of four boys. After attending Cullyton school which was situated on the Cruise homestead quarter, Ike worked on the farm with his dad and on community threshing crews. He was interested in carpentry from an early age and his mother used her scarce resources to buy him tools. The combination of his enquiring mind and the resourcefulness required to survive early days on the prairies meant Ike could turn his hand to almost everything but he was attracted to carpentry. He farmed throughout the thirties working carpentry jobs during the off seasons. This trade took him to construction work on many local homes and businesses as well as projects like the the Balcarres Hospital and the special needs Training School in Moose Jaw. The promise of long term work on a large project took him to BC where he spent four years working on the construction of the hydro dam at Brilliant. Known widely for the quality of his work, the sharpness of his wit and his unbelievable memory, a visit with Ike always left you with some hearty chuckles, a fresh perspective on the world's problems and, more than likely, a reminder of some foible in your past that you wish he had forgotten!! He will be fondly remembered as he left a rich legacy of strong families, good work, favorite stories and many personal quips that never fail to bring a smile. Until his heart problems the first week of March, 2012, at the age of 101, Ike was living on his own in his home in Imperial, driving his truck (legally) and amazing everyone with his witty commentary and his genuine philosophy of life - genuine because he lived it. After 65 years of marriage, Ike was predeceased by his wife Lyda in 1996, two brothers George (2001) and Fred (2009) and sister-in-law Mildred (2010). He is lovingly remembered by his three children: son Larry (Elaine), daughters Anne (Terry) Harrison and Sharon (Bert) Reeves. Ten grandchildren: Teresa (Melvin) Strachan, Les (Glenda) Reeves, Lori (Blair) Crawford, Rhonda (Steve) Petryk, Cheryl (Vern) Archibald, Myrna (Dean) Bittner, Michele (Dennis) Pratchler, Heather (Bill) Detwiller, Charles (Janelle) Cruise, Dwayne (Daphne) Cruise. Twenty-four great grandchildren: Tracy (Jason) Federspiel, Kathleen (Chad) MacLellan, Mitch Strachan, Zachary and Jared Reeves, Rylan, Tyler and Liam Crawford, Jordan and Nicholas Petryk, Deidre Harrison, Kemp Archibald, Rory and Emma Bittner, Bethany and Nathan Pratchler, Marci, Dawson, Daphne and Brayden Detwiller, Breanna and Tannis Cruise and three great great granddaughters: Chloe Federspiel and Siara and Paisley MacLellan. Also remembering Ike is his brother Ben and wife Isabel and sister-in-law Ruth Cruise, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
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- Bertha E. Dale of Craik, Sask. age 97 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 7th, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Bertha is survived by her loving family: children: Douglas (Hilda): Patricia Falk & Margaret (Gregory) Osmond: grandchildren, Brenda Falk & husband Oscar Cruz, David Falk & companion Kathy Moen, Lisa Dale-Burnett & husband Brady Burnett, David Dale & wife Beth Barrett, Allison (Jason) Kessler, Jennifer Osmond & Gregory David Osmond: great grandchildren James Dale, Victoria Cruz-Falk & William Burnett: sister Dorothy (Rev.Alfredo) Cotto-Thorner: sister-in-law Audrey Douglas: also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. A celebration of Bertha's life funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 11th, 2001 at 3:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Olive Marion (nee Juhnke) of Craik, Sask., age 79 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1st, 2002 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Olive is survived by her loving family: children: Marjorie (Lyle): Russell (Mareen): Terry (Lois): Faye (Kieth): Archie: & Gloria (Lorne); daughters-in-law Betty & Gwen; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters, Edna Riecken & May Doupe, sisters-in-law Lydia Pattie, Maggie Dean, Hazel Johnson & Gertie Lamsdowne. Olive was predeceased by her husband Frank (Sie), parents, Helmut & Gertrude Juhnke, sons Kenneth, Gordon, Perry, Ricky & Henrick Senghaas, sisters: Lena, Grace & Alma, & brother Martin. The Celebration of Olive's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2002 at 11:00 am. at the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Alvin Hingley officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- John. It is with deep sadness that the family announces John's passing on January 4th, 2004 at the age of 97 years, after a brief battle with pneumonia. He is survived by his loving wife, Lucia, a resident of Providence Place in Moose Jaw, his daughter, Lois (John) McKechnie, three grandsons, Stephen, Craig, Jeff (Heather) plus numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Craik, SK, on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Anulfo Sison, Celebrant. Internment to follow.
- Lucia. It is with great sadness and joy that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Lucia, on Saturday, June 4th, 2005 at the age of 93 years. "Sadness" in the fact that we will dearly miss her, "joy" in the fact that she will once again be united with her husband of more than 70 years. She joins John in heaven. Lucia is survived by her daughter Lois (John) McKechnie and three grandsons, Stephen of Calgary, Craig of Regina and Jeff (Kim and Akeilee) of Regina. The Celebration of Lucia's life Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Craik, SK. with Rev. Father Barry Anwender officiating at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9th, 2005. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery.
- Edith Muriel, of Craik SK, age 81 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 26, 2008 at Moose-Jaw Union Hospital. A celebration of Edith's life funeral service will be held at the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, SK on Wednesday October 29th at 2:00 p.m.
- Edna Elizabeth. Edna "Dickie" Dixon was born October 31, 1917. She passed away March 29, 2012 at the Craik Health Centre where she had resided for six years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Matilda; sisters Violet, Edith and Alice; brothers Ernest, Clayton and Stewart; brother-in-law Glenn Ross and sister-in-law Edith Dixon. She is survived by daughter Cathy (Bill Joplin) and family, sister Laura and brother Bob (Pauline) as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Edna received her education at Erie School and upon completion she worked for several area families and one year for an American dog trainer, Mr. Redman. In 1941 she became a waitress with the family owned Wares Cafe. Later for a number of other proprietors in what became known as the Craik Cafe. She returned home to help her mom in the late 50's and remained there until entering the health centre. The last 33 years, before entering the health centre, she spent alone with her black labs. She spent many happy hours with them, wandering the hills and fields around home, her picking flowers and plants which she would press and dry and make into beautiful cards and note paper. What she did she did with great pride, be it the cards, embroidery, sewing or washing and ironing, even if it was the boys work clothes. We would like to sincerely thank and will be ever grateful to neighbours, friends and family for all their help, which allowed her to remain where she loved to be, the family farm. The graveside Funeral Service will be held at Craik Cemetery on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Worship Leader Hilda Dale officiating.
- Ernest John Walkerd Dixon was born July 3, 1921 on their farm two miles east of Craik. He received his education at Erie School. Farmed with his Dad until 1942, when he joined the Armed Forces. He married Edith Muriel Reynoldson in 1945. Farmed in the Rosehill district, worked for the CN, drove the school bus for many years, he also worked at the Co-op Service Station in Craik. He enjoyed beekeeping, watch making, hockey and reciting poetry. Ernest is survived by his loving family, wife, Edith; children, Dennis (Linda), Collin, Jason (Kristi), Jennifer, Linda, Doug, Tracy, Glenda (Karl), Scott (Alison), Bill, Shane (Jodi), Tanya (Steve), Wayne (Pat), Darren (JoAnne), Tony (Teresa); Barry, Brenda (Ken), Brad, Boomer (Alexis), Jo-Ann (Kerry), Chris (Maxine), Tannis; great grandchildren, Clayton Chelsey, Cortni, Camisha, Shaye, Connor, Emma, Nelson, Emily, Madison, Kolton; sisters, Edna and Laura; brother, Bob (Pauline); also, nieces, nephews and other family members. He was predeceased by parents, John and Matilda; brothers, Bill, Stewart and Clayton; sisters, Violet, Edith and Alice; brother-in-law, Glenn Ross and son-in-law, Glenn Judd.
- William Ernest "Bill" Dixon of Craik, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Craik & District Health Centre after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Bill is survived by his loving family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date at the family plot in Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- W. Earl Dodds passed away peacefully January 10, 2009 at Sherbrooke Nursing Home in Saskatoon. Earl is survived by his wife, Ila of sixty-six years; son, David (Erika) Dodds of Saskatoon; and grandchildren, Janis Dodds of Saskatoon and Marnie (Craig) Olson of Glasgow, Scotland and their mother, Diane Dodds of Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his parents, Winfred and Ethel; his young brother, Orville; infant grandson, Bryan Dodds; and by many close friends. He is also survived by his cousins, Ethel Wolfe, Norval Thompson, and June Fines, all in Ontario. Earl was born on December 3, 1915 at Craik, SK on a farm bordering the Skwao Valley. He attended local one-room schools, ultimately graduated from Teacher's College in Moose Jaw, then taught in one-room schools before teaching grades 7 and 8 in the town of Craik. In 1939 he joined the Canadian Forces where he became a pilot instructor for the Commonwealth Air Training Program. While stationed in Prince Albert in 1943, he married Ila Raymond, who had been a bank teller in Craik. Following the war, he worked with the provincial Department of Natural Resources as a bush pilot, conservation officer, and finally as regional supervisor. He was an accomplished carpenter, building a house in Prince Albert, a house at Green Acres, and a cottage at Emma Lake. He had a great love of music, playing the baritone with the army band and the PA city band and piano with the PA Legion singers. In retirement, he offered his services as a piano tuner. Funeral Service will be held in P.A. at Mackenzie Funeral Home on Thursday, January 15th at 11:00 a.m. and Veteran's Honours will be conferred by the Royal Canadian Legion and lunch will follow. Earl's family are grateful for help from several home care workers and special thanks go to the staff at Reminiscent Way, Sherbrooke Nursing Home for their excellent care, kindness, and support.
- Morris, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the age of 69 years following a dementia related illness. He was predeceased by his father and mother Tom and Grace; brothers Willard and Lyle; and much loved daughter Michelle. Morris is survived by his loving wife and best friend Isabel (nee Ramage); son Andrew (Nicki); grandson Langdon; brother Howard (Eileen) of Tugaski; sisterin-law Florence of Craik; nieces and nephews Jacki, Reg, Heather, Richard, Nola and Neil and their families; as well as a host of friends and former colleagues. Morris was born on October 27, 1938 on the family farm near Craik, SK. He attended Parkhill and Craik Schools until he left home in 1958 to attend the Saskatchewan Teachers College in Moose Jaw. In 1959 he began his teaching career in Regina. Later he received his Bachelor of Education from the Regina Campus of the University of Saskatchewan. During his 32-year career in education he actively served at the executive level of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and the Regina Public School Teachers Association. In retirement he became very involved in the Regina North Rotary Club and developed his interest in woodcarving. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- John "Jack" Dosko was born in Craik, SK on December 1, 1938 and has resided in Craik until his passing at his residence on June 4, 2007. John is predeceased by his wife, Catherine; parents, Henry and Muriel Dosko; sister, Elizabeth Ross; and brother, George Dosko. He is survived by his daughter, Lorraine (Rick) Reich of Craik; son, Warren (Ramona) of St. Albert, AB; daughter, Nadine (Troy) of Chestermere, AB; son, Vaughn (Shannon) of Kenai, Alaska; grandchildren, Jonathan, Cameron, Connor, Caitlyn, Amy, Gavin, Dalton and Logan; brother, Mel (Marie) of Chandler, Arizona; sister-in-law, May (Al) Barr, Prince Albert; brother-in-law, Bill (Nadine) Campbell of Saskatoon; sister-in-law, Margaret Dosko, Lloydminster, AB; along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Craik United Church, Craik, SK, with a lunch to follow at the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, SK.
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- Evelyn Ida (nee Fahlman) of Craik, Sask. passed away peacefully on November 13, 2014, at the age of 87. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Dave (Irene) Ehman; Judy (Ron) Laturnas; Don (Sheryl) Ehman; Patti (Leo) LaBelle; Rob Ehman (friend Kathy) and Colin Lee (Judy) Spencer. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, their daughter Kathy, her parents John and Susan (Thauberger) Fahlman, and ten siblings. Evelyn was born on April 28, 1927 in the Holdfast/Dilke area. She married Fred Ehman in 1947 and they lived and raised a family on a farm at Craik. They raised six children and currently have 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was active on the farm until the time of her passing. She had many friends and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, knitting and crocheting. A Celebration of Evelyn's Life will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Craik on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Craik Cemetery.
- Douglas. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad on February 16, 2013 at the age of 83. Dad was born on February 22, 1929 at his family farm at Craik SK. He was predeceased by his wife, Eunice in 2003; his parents, William and Maggie Edwards; brothers Bill and Bob; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Edwards, Freda Edwards, Faye Seiveright, Evelyn Dezotell, Doris Renaud, Shirley Manz, Laurie Craib; brothers-in-law, Cecil Dezotell, George Renaud, Bill Bearss, George Byrd, Martin Manz, Bob Craib, Warren Bogart; niece Hilda Manz. Doug is lovingly remembered by his children, Rob (Norene) Edwards; Gail (Lawrence) Prill; Brenda (Colin) Reich; and Doug Edwards. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Heath Edwards (Christie), Laird Edwards, Tyler Prill (Lauren), Tristine Prill, Katelyn Reich (Jordan), Allie Reich, Levi and Selina Edwards. Also survived by his sister, Peg Bogart; sisters-in-law, Anne Bearss and Audrey Byrd and by many nieces and nephews.
- Eunice Selina (nee Craib) of Craik, SK., age 74 years, passed away suddenly on Tuesday October 14, 2003 at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Eunice is survived by her loving family; husband Doug, children, Robert (Norene) & family; Heath & Laird; Gail (Lawrence) Prill & family, Tyler & Tristine; Brenda (Colin) Reich & family, Katelyn & Allie; Douglas (Charla) and son, Levi. Brother Bob (Laurie) Craib; sisters Evelyn Dezotel, Doris Renaud, Anne Bears, Audrey Byrd, & Shirley Manz. Brother-in-law Bob Edwards, sister-in-law Peg Bogart. Also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews & other family members. Eunice was predeceased by her parents, Robert & Mary Craib, father & mother-in-law William & Margaret Edwards, brother Joseph Craib, brothersin-law Cecil Dezotel, George Renaud, Bill Bears, George Byrd, Martin Manz, Bill Edwards & Warren Bogart. Sister-in-law Sylvia Edwards, also several aunts, uncles & cousins. The celebration of Eunice's life, funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK., Wit Presider Gary Keepe officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- Robert James 'Bob', Kisbey, SK (formerly of Craik, SK). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on May 3, 2010 at the age of 85. Dad was born on June 20, 1924. He was predeceased by his wife Freda; his parents William and Maggie Edwards; his brother Bill; sister-in-law Eunice Edwards; brother-in-law Warren Bogart; the mother of his children Sylvia and his special pet Sweet Pea. He is survived by his children Jim (Carol), Grande Prairie, AB; Tom (Robin), Saskatoon; Dennis, Craik; Sue Blight, Kelliher; Linda Edwards, Edmonton, AB. He is also survived by his very special friend Faye Seivewright; brother Doug, Craik; his sister Peg Bogart, Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Dad was born and raised in Craik where he managed the farm after his Dad's death in 1943. He had to grow up fast as did many in those days. He eventually headed out on his own and married Sylvia Sanden in February, 1948 and together they raised five children. Unfortunately the marriage ended. Dad married Freda Storey and moved to Kisbey, SK in 1980 where he farmed until the fall of 2009. Freda passed away in 1990 and Dad later began a special relationship with Faye that has lasted until his passing. Dad loved animals and loved the land. One of his proudest achievements was that he had operated his own farm for 65 years. Dad was a man that people looked up to. He worked hard. Harder than maybe he should have not taking the doctor's advice when he was told to take it easy and let his body heal. He would say, "There's work to do and if I don't do it, who will"? He will be sadly missed by us all. Dad...You'reone of our heroes!
- Bernard D. "Bernie", late of Regina, SK. passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at the age of 78 years. Bernie is predeceased by his parents Robert Sr. and Annie Dornian, brothers Robert Jr., Fred, Willian and Paul, sisters Sr. Rose Ehman de Sion, Kathryn Ehman, Cecila Ehman. He is survived by his wife Mary, his children: Bobbi (Ron) Yanko, Virginia (Harvey) Hoffarth, Greg (Tilde), Tim (Cheryl), Chuck (Teri), Bernie John (Debbie), Angie Roe and Danny, twenty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bernard was born in Craik, SK and worked for Kramer Tractor for almost 40 years retiring in 1990. He was a long time member of Sacred Heart and Good Samaritan Parishes. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 10:30 AM in Good Samaritan R.C. Church, 425 Broad St., Regina, SK with Rev. Ken Koep, celebrant. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2004 from 2:00 PM 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
- Evelyn Ida (nee Fahlman) of Craik, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2014, at the age of 87. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Dave (Irene) Ehman; Judy (Ron) Laturnas; Don (Sheryl) Ehman; Patti (Leo) LaBelle; Rob Ehman (friend Kathy) and Colin Lee (Judy) Spencer. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, their daughter Kathy, her parents John and Susan (Thauberger) Fahlman, and ten siblings.
Evelyn was born on April 28, 1927 in the Holdfast/Dilke area. She married Fred Ehman in 1946 and they lived and raised a family on a farm at Craik. They raised six children and currently have 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was active on the farm until the time of her passing. She had many friends and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, knitting and crocheting. A Celebration of Evelyn¡¯s Life was held at St. Joseph¡¯s Catholic Church in Craik on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at the Craik Cemetery.
- Dean Arlen, October 1, 1962 - December 7, 2006. It is with great sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of Dean Arlen Erlandson, who was gathered up into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, December 7, 2006. His memory will be cherished by Connie, his loving and devoted partner of 27 years and their two sons, Everett who resides at home in Craik, and Christopher (Tracey) in Saskatoon; his two great accomplishments. Dean was born to Marvel and Arden Erlandson on October 1, 1962 in Craik, SK. He was the youngest son and much loved brother of the family. His companionship and many acts of kindness will be sadly missed by brothers, Carl (Wanda) and Mark (Meladee); sisters, Gae (Clifford Kennedy), Lorelle (Barry Will) and Norene (Rob Edwards). Dean was predeceased by his parents and grandparents. Dean was raised on the family farm, attended school in Holdfast, Penzance and Craik. His love of the land and family never wavered. He spent a few winters driving tow truck in Saskatoon and could never wait to get back to his farm in the spring. The past several years, Dean spent many winters seeking medical treatment, but with sheer determination and joy returned to farming in the spring. Thanks to the tremendous help of close family and friends, and the community at large, Dean was able to put in and take off his last crop. Dean spent many happy times camping with Connie and their sons each summer. He enjoyed coffee at the campfire with their many friends and family. Dean will greatly missed playing and watching all his nieces and nephews grow up, mostly his loving sons. The extended family of Ken and Steff Schenider, parents-inlaw will sadly miss Dean's presence on the Golf Course at Emma Lake and family functions in Craik. Dean's easy going warmth will be remembered. Dean was predeceased by sister-in-law, Joanne Bonneville (nee Schneider). Dean is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Debra (Remi) Pajot, Leslie (Marni) Schenider, Pat (Paul) Olaski, Jeff (Arlene) Schneider, Cindy and Katie Schneider, James Schneider, Dusty (Rhonda) Schneider, Sean (Stephanie) Schneider, Jason (Giselle) Schneider and Derrick (Sheana) Schneider; niece, Jocelyn (Derrick) Kelln and nephew, Jerrod Ackerman; also numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The family would like to thank all the doctors, especially Uncle Donny, Dr. Keith and Dr. Maree, nurses, health care providers, friends, the community for the special care and support offered Dean and his family over the course of his illness, and especially during the last few days of his life. The Celebration of Dean's Life Memorial Service will be held in the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, Sk on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow at a later date.
- Wilbert James Eva of Craik, SK, age 93 years, passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Extendicare on Thursday, May 27, 2004. Wilbert is survived by his loving family: Wife, Mary; Sons, Bill, Ken (Wilda) and Leonard (Pat); Grandchildren, Heath, Karmen and Mason, Nola, Michael, Maureen and Laurelle; Great Grandchildren, Brooke and Jordan; Sister, Estelle Dixon; Brothers, Doug (Susan) and Jack (Helga); Sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn Kennedy, Angus (Doreen) Kennedy, Beth (Glen) Twamley and Sandy (Ronnie) Kennedy; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Wilbert was predeceased by his parents, James and Margaret; son, Jim; sister, Olive McLean and brothers-in-law, Duncan McLean, Fred Dixon and Don Kennedy. The celebration of Wilbert's life Funeral Service will be at the Craik United Church, Craik, SK, on Monday May 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with presiders, Hilda Dale and Gary Keefe officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- June Catherine Amy (nee Watt) of Craik, Sask. passed away on August 3, 2009 in Moose Jaw Union Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 7, 1938 on The Watt Farm near Craik, and attended Eclipse and Craik Schools. She married Howard Gerald Exelby on December 5, 1955 and they raised three children on The Exelby Farm. June moved to town in 2003. She is survived by her daughter Jo McAlpine (Nigel) of Aylesbury, SK and granddaughters Lynley and Jenny; her son John (Nancy) of Irricanna, AB and grandchildren Dan, Garnet and Whitney; her son Ray (Elaine) of Craven, SK and grandsons Andrew and Russell; and her brother Art of Craik. June is also survived by sisters-in-law Gladys Crawford, Verna Mireau, Marj MacKenzie, Dorothy Exelby, Dorothy Thompson and Doreen Gilles (George); brother-in-law Jim Exelby (Esther) and many nieces and nephews. June was predeceased by her husband Gerald, her parents Fred and Mary Watt and her brother Elwin. June had been active in The Women's Institute, 4H and was a Brownie Leader for many years. She was a long time member of The Prairie Wool Weavers. June had a great talent and enthusiasm for arts and crafts. In addition to weaving, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, pottery and ceramics, painting and cooking, among other creative pursuits. She also had an avid interest in genealogy and meticulously traced her Family's history back many generations. The immediate family will attend a graveside service at The Girvin Cemetery.
- Ross, of Moose Jaw, formerly of Craik Sask., passed away peacefully on July 29, 2007 at Pioneer Lodge, Moose Jaw Sask. Ross was born on September 21, 1932 in Craik, where he spent most of his life, until he retired to Moose Jaw in 2002. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Nora Exelby, an infant daughter Mary, brother Gerald and many in-laws. Ross was forever a farmer, having a great interest and love in all aspects of farming. Many hours were spent studying pedigrees of harness race horses, and in the last few years Ross studied Red Angus and Black Angus Beef Cattle, which he successfully raised. His family was his pride and joy. Dorothy, Ross's wife of 50 years, sons Willie (Diane); Dan (Shannon) Dennis; and Tom, daughters, Tery (Jim) Smith; Gail (Stewart) Quinn; Margo (Paul) Rolheiser, eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; five sisters and one brother, will miss him greatly. The funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday August 2, 2007 at 11:00a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik Sask. with Rev. Father Neil Osiowy celebrant. Interment at the family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
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- Joanne "Jan" (nee Reid) passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on October 21, 2005. Jan was born on August 12, 1930 in Regina to Joe and Ruby Reid. She learned to love swimming during her childhood years at Kenosee Lake where her Dad was the park warden. Part of her high school was taken in Regina and the balance in Craik, SK where her family moved to own and operate the grocery store. While in Craik Jan met the love of her life, Bud and the two were married in 1951, residing in Saskatoon. During the next few years Jan gave birth to her four children, Jim, Judy, Don, and Debbie. In the early 1960s Jan went back to work starting at the U of S Faculty Club, then eventually to Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and her final career move working with her long-time friend, Harwood Davies, at Davies and Breen Chartered Accountants for the last 25 years. Jan was a gifted bookkeeper and kept working part-time for Harwood right up to the time of her passing. Mom's loves in life were always her husband, her kids, her grandkids and all of their friends. Many a teenager spent a late night pondering the world, love, and life with Jan around the kitchen table or in the living room. She was a highly intelligent lady with a voracious appetite for current affairs, reading books and conversation. Animals also held a special place in her heart with a number of special family dogs and cats, and in recent years a love of birds in her backyard. Her gentle soul, caring, and positive outlook on life will stay with all of us as an enduring gift. Jan was predeceased by her husband, Garnet (Bud) in 1997. Jan is survived by her children, Jim Fader (Jan Thiessen) Matt, Susan, Claire and Miles; Judy Riou (Mike Boone) Steve Riou, Dave Riou, Curtis (Crystal) Riou, Kelly Riou; Don (Cheryl) Feader Crystal (Dave) McCartney, Mark; Debbie (Bruce) Olmsted Kevin and Andrew. Jan is also survived by her brother, Charlie (Gloria) Reid; her brother-in-law, Bill Feader; and some very special nieces and nephews. The family would like to specially thank all the staff in both the 6300 and 6100 wing at Royal University Hospital for the fantastic care Mom received where, as she put it, she felt "quite spoiled". A celebration of Jan's life will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th Street, turn right before the railway tracks) on Saturday, October 29, at 3:00 p.m. Light lunch and conversation to follow.
- Lloyd Keith Fleming (1932 - 2013) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents Marion and Lloyd Fleming and son-in-law Brent Ruholl. He is survived by his loving wife Albena of 56 years; children Teresa (Mark) Wegner and family Michael and Brian; Murray (Marie Line) Fleming; Joanne Ruholl and son Mitch; Bradley (Patricia) Fleming and family Justin, Chris and Michael; great-grandchildren Carson, Kayleigh and Abbey. Keith was in the Air Force, then moved to Craik and was the grocery manager at the Co-op store until he retired. The Funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Craik, Sask. on June 15 at 4:00 p.m. with Father Eusebio Tubale presiding, interment will be held at a later date.
- Douglas Charles Fraser of Craik, Sask. (formerly of Moose Jaw, Sask.) passed away peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2004 at his residence. The Craik & District Health Care Center. The celebration of Charles life, funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. with presider Hilda Dale Officiating. Interment Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Charles may be directed to the Charles Fraser Memorial Fund. Charles was a very special resident at the Craik Health Center. he was a very hospitable greeter and had a big welcome smile for all. We will miss him.
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- Illa (nee Reevie). Our beloved Illa passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on September 11, 2005. She was on the eve of her 82nd birthday. Illa is survived by her devoted and loving husband Laverne, her daughter Nadeen (Bob Reist), and her sons Bruce (Peg), Dennis (Leah), and Ross (Janet). Illa was so proud of her eleven grandchildren (Kim, Joelle, Shauna, Vaughn, Kara, Kaelee, Brad, Trevor, Alisha, Riley, and Carter) and her ten greatgrandchildren (Ryan, Evan, Adam, Brittin, Madisyn, Ayva, Zach, Trinity, Keegan, and Madison). She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Earline Reevie, as well as her brother Robert and sister Isabel Downing. Illa was much-loved and will be missed by her large extended family and close friends. Born on a farm near Craik, Saskatchewan, Illa moved to Milestone as a young girl and made it her home for 57 years. She ran the post office. She loved to have fun with her friends. She was a wicked card player. Country music playing, she baked us fresh bread and oatmeal-date cookies, canned fruits and jams. There was always knitting and crocheting on the go. She was gentle and accepting, fiercely protective, and sassy. A lover of hot sun and blue sky, she retired to Kelowna, BC, where she and Laverne spent the past 15 years. A memorial service in celebration of Illa's life will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 2:00pm at the Milestone Alliance Church, 214 Main Street, Milestone, Saskatchewan. Another service will be held in Kelowna in October.
- Ronald Arthur. Ron passed away at the age of 91, on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Beloved husband of Rose for over 64 years, loving father of Garry (Marjorie), grandfather of Benjamin (Kalie Johnston) of Toronto, ON, and Rebecca (Greg Chilibeck) of Edmonton, AB. Fondly remembered by sisters Julia Ludke of Moose Jaw, SK, and Linda (David) Moyes of Portugal, brothers Dennis (Bettie) of Moose Jaw, SK, Ted (Helen) of Saskatoon, SK, Gale (Noella) of Stoney Creek, ON, Richard (Lois) of Vernon, BC and Stan (Maria) of Edmonton, AB. Ron was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Elsie, brother Floyd, stepmother Katherine, sisters and brothers-inlaw Vera & Leo Ireland and Muriel & Gerry Poag, brother-in-law Ed Ludke, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack & Kay Ham. Ron was born to Art and Elsie Goodnough in Leeds, England on June 4, 1920, moving to Saskatchewan as an infant. He was raised on the family farm in the Expanse District living there until marrying Rose Ham of Barrier Ford on Oct 28, 1947. Ron and Rose purchased the Red & White Store in Craik, SK in 1950 which they eventually converted into a family clothing store. They lived in Craik for 21 years, until 1971. Ron's first love was farming which he had been forced to leave in Southern Saskatchewan due to serious allergies. After many years of visiting the Barrier Ford Area of Saskatchewan where Rose had been raised, and finding that allergies were not present, they decided to return to farming on a small scale in 1971. They moved to Barrier Ford and remained there for 17 years. With retirement in 1988, Ron and Rose moved to Alberta to be closer to family and lived happily for 19 years before returning to Moose Jaw in 2005. Ron was active in Craik for many years on the Hospital Board, Town Council, and served his church in many roles. At 91 years of age, with a sharp mind and quick sense of humour, Ron had to move into Providence Place where he became a favorite of all the staff who considered him to be an easy-keeper. He lived his life with a deep commitment to his faith in Christ and served as a great example of a sincere and honest man. Special thanks to Dr. Luhning and Dr. Sanderson and all of the staff at Providence Place and The Moose Jaw Union Hospital who provided such wonderful care and attention. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W., Moose Jaw.
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- Patricia "Pat" (nee Vibert) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the age of 64 years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Vibert; sisters June Vibert, Helen Hodges (Phil); brother Bob Vibert (Marge) and grandson David Hannant. Pat is survived by her husband Walter; son Mark (Celeste) Hannant and their family Chris, Torrie, Adam and Alysha; brother Don (Edna) Vibert; sister Ruth; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Pat was a long time member of the Orange Benevolent Lodge. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, February 26, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK at approximately 3:00 p.m.
- Kenneth Wayne (1948 - 2014) of Craik, Sk., passed away on May 21, 2014, at the Craik Health Centre. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Sherry of 42 years; four children, Tammy (Earl) Shaw, Dawn Lushney, Carmen (Carla) Harvey and Angela (Val) Zureski; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Karam for his special care and all the staff at the Craik Health Care Centre. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Craik United Church.
- Glen Vernon Haugerud of Craik, Sask. age 59 years passed away suddenly in Victoria while on vacation on Vancouver Island. Glen is survived by his loving family: wife Frances, children, Rod (Kim) Haugerud: Brenda (Tony) Mitchell & Leanne (Troy) Read, 12 grandchildren also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers & sisters-in-law. Glen was predeceased by his parents Vernon & Della Haugerud, and a nephew Marvin Gjesdal. The celebration of Glen's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the New Life Pentecostal Assembly Church, Davidson, Sask. with Pastor Scott Crawford officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Muriel (nee Schollar), was born in Craik, Sk., April 19, 1924 and peacefully passed away at The Craik & District Health Care Center on Thursday, December 28, 2006. Muriel was predeceased by her parents Arthur & Ethel Schollar, brothers-in-law Don Kennedy & Guy Bell and sister-in-law Joan Schollar. Muriel is lovingly remembered by her husband Chris, children, Christine (John) Boyd, Kathy (Doug) Snider, Jean (Lyle) Hannan, Joan (Kevin) Binder, Grant Heathcote and Helen (Webb) Lee. Grandchildren Jason (Trish) Boyd, Rick (Joan) Roberge, Julie (Jason) Bellina, Terryl Roberge, Kim (Steve) Hart, Chandler, Grayson & Steele Heathcote, Adam, Maggie, Hannah & Chris Lee; Ginger (Justin) & boys, Rory (Cherry) Snider & boys. Great Grandchildren Walker & Kasie Boyd, Ryder & Rylen Bellina & Brennan & Cameron Roberge. Siblings Velma Bell, Murray (Doris) Schollar, Sterling (Ellen) Schollar, Glen (Eleanor) Schollar & Lorne Schollar & sister-in-law Evelyn Kennedy. Also Paul Roberge, many nieces, nephews & great nieces & nephews. The celebration of Muriel's life Funeral Service will be held on Sat. Dec. 30, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Craik Community Legion Hall Craik Sask. with Rev. Father Neil Osiowy officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- E. Doreen (nee Phillips) passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the age of 81 years. Doreen was born in Craik, SK. Predeceased by her husband, Lionel in 2006; parents, Walter and Maude Phillips; brother, Leslie (Thelma) and sister, Beulah (Ab) Calvert. Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Schmitz and Donna Lynn Hender (Tony Neal); son, Greg (Cheryl) Hender; four grandchildren, Ryan Schmitz, Kristin (Tristan) Kress, Jared and Vanessa Hender. At Doreen's request, there will be no Funeral Service. A Private Family interment will be held in Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw, SK.
- John George Hjelsing of Craik, SK, age 83 years passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2008. George is survived by children, Garnet (Kathy), Garthe (Lana), Janice (Gerry) Sander, Terry (Dawn) and Joy (Kevin) Peddle; also 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. George was predeceased by his loving wife Ivy, one brother Bob and sister Betty. The Celebration of George's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery.
- John George Horvath of Craik, SK., age 73 passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Craik on Monday, Sept. 29th, 2003. John is survived by his loving family: wife, Dorothy; children: Erma (John) Rea, Inez (Butch) Huber, Phillip (Pat) Horvath, Wesley (Stacey) Skinner, Judy Skinner and Ronald (Alisa) Horvath; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. John was predeceased by his first wife Katherine and infant son Clifford, parents: John and Rose and brother Gordon. The celebration of John's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. from the Craik Community Legion Hall Craik, Sask., with Pastor Roy Mathews officiating. Interment Family Plot Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Rose. It is with great sadness that we announce our mother's death. Rose passed away peacefully April 5, 2008 in the comfort of her home with her family by her side. She was born March 14, 1923 in Craik, SK. She Married Peter Hretsina in 1945, and in 1950 they settled in Saskatoon. Rose was a very compassionate, kind and devoted mother. She always had time for a cup of tea; we will miss that special time with her. Rose is predeceased by her parents, Christian and Cecelia; infant son, Wayne; and her husband, Peter. She is survived by her five children, Terry (Lorraine), Judi Hartmann, Darlene (Lyle) Hamilton, Jim (Barb) and Tim (Arlene); 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Vigil of Prayer will be said Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday April 9, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Both services will be at St. Philip Neri Parish, 1902 Munroe Avenue.
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- Bernice (nee Mehalicz) March 8, 1952 - February 23, 2014. Bernice passed away suddenly in Craik on Feb. 23, 2014 at the age of 61. She is predeceased by her parents Aurthur and Julia Mehalicz. She is survived by her daughters Cindy Jaremicki (Stephen Andreas) and Donna Jaremicki (Jason Hay); grandchildren Paige and Jaden; brothers George Mehalicz and David Mehalicz (Sandy) and niece Kennedi. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK.
- Hazel Marie (nee Juhnke). The family of Hazel Marie Johnson are sad to announce her passing on April 5th, 2007. Hazel is survived by her loving husband Earl, two daughters, two sons, three step-daughters and two stepsons and their families. The celebration of Hazel's life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Margaret Propp officiating (Lutheran). Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Donna Mae (nee Archibald). With hearts filled with gratitude and love on October 12, 2007, we bid farewell to our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Donna was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by her family, Carole (Les), Bill (Marcia), Marcia, Keith (Marilyn), Brent (Wanda), Rodney (Myrna), Marty (Phyllis) Melody (Owen) and Wade. She was a grandmother to 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Mom was born on November 8, 1919 to Beatrice and Louis Archibald. She was one of six siblings. Left to cherish her memory is brother, Eldon (Jean) and sister-in-law, Marie. She will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Melvin; sons, Ronald and Kenneth; brothers, Willard, Lorne and Bill; and sister, Frances. She was the ultimate homemaker, she cooked, baked, cleaned, gardened, sewed, knitted and crocheted, all the while caring for her children until they were grown. She was famous for her fresh baked cinnamon buns. Mom never much cared for personal possessions, her interest was in people, in the struggles and triumphs, their joys. She was eager to discuss any topic. Her grandchildren appreciated her sincere, non judgmental interest in their lives and activities. In fact it was her curiosity and openness to new ideas which kept her youthful and gave her wisdom, so valued by family and friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses of the emergency and intensive care unit at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital for the compassion and care they provided, not only for Mom but also for us. Also we include and thank Dr. Maree and staff of the Craik and District Health Care Center. The Celebration of Donna's Life will take place at the Graveside, Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK on Tuesday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. weather permitting. If inclement the service will be at the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik, SK. The Worship Leader will be Hilda Dale.
- Wade Melvin Jones - age 56 of Craik, SK, passed away suddenly on November 30, 2014. Wade was born in Davidson, SK on October 2, 1958 but grew up with his many siblings and beloved parents in Craik, SK. He was actively involved in sports from a young age and helped coach many hockey and baseball teams. He spent several years as a Partsman at #11 Farm Equipment and Saskatoon Farm Equipment and enjoyed dealing with his many clients. Wade was a gentle, kind-hearted, fun-loving man who always had a kind word for everyone. He enjoyed performing and was known widely for his passion of music and singing. His pride and joy were his 3 children and 6 grandchildren and he took every opportunity to travel and spend time with them. He was predeceased by his mother Donna Mae, father Melvin, and brothers Ronald and Kenneth. He is survived by his loving family - His children: Jennifer (Todd), Jessica (Aaron), and Bryce; His Grandchildren: Tessa, Keira, Colton, Caide, Ethan, and Ellia; His Siblings: Carole (Les), Bill (Marcia), Marcia, Keith (Marilyn), Brent (Wanda), Rodney (Patty), Monty (Phyllis), and Melody (Owen), and his many extended family members. A memorial service to celebrate Wade's life will be held at the Craik Memorial Hall, Craik, SK on Friday December 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
- Glenn Louis Judd of Craik, Sask. age 59 years, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at home on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Vernon & Ruth Judd: brother Lloyd and sister Gloria Ann. Glenn is survived by his loving family: wife Linda, children, Douglas: Tracy: Glenda (Karl) Checkowy: & Scott (Alison): granddaughters, Camisha & Shaye, also numerous brothers, sisters, brother & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, mother & father-in-law Ernie & Edith Dixon & other family members. A family celebration of Glenn's life will be held. Interment to follow at a later date.
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- Iraci. The passing of Roberto and Iraci Kapronczai occurred on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at their home in Craik, Sask. Roberto and Iraci were known by many for their limitless hospitality and love. Everyone who came into contact with them were infected by their happiness and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. All who knew them were blessed by their unconditional love. Roberto loved to build homes and always had a new project in mind, while Iraci would be ready to feed all who entered their home. And together they loved to praise and worship with whoever wanted to do the same. Roberto and Iraci's favourite word to greet you was "Shalom" meaning peace, love and joy to you. Roberto and Iraci are lovingly remembered by their two sons, Rob (Andrea) and Richard (Ana) Kapronczai; seven grandchildren: Alicia (Danilo) Da Silva and their two children, Arielle and Sofie; Cailo, Cassiana, Hannah, Talitha, Olivia and Samuel; and by their many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Church, Hwy 16 East and Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, Sask.
- Roberto. The passing of Roberto and Iraci Kapronczai occurred on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at their home in Craik, Sask. Roberto and Iraci were known by many for their limitless hospitality and love. Everyone who came into contact with them were infected by their happiness and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. All who knew them were blessed by their unconditional love. Roberto loved to build homes and always had a new project in mind, while Iraci would be ready to feed all who entered their home. And together they loved to praise and worship with whoever wanted to do the same. Roberto and Iraci's favourite word to greet you was "Shalom" meaning peace, love and joy to you. Roberto and Iraci are lovingly remembered by their two sons, Rob (Andrea) and Richard (Ana) Kapronczai; seven grandchildren: Alicia (Danilo) Da Silva and their two children, Arielle and Sofie; Cailo, Cassiana, Hannah, Talitha, Olivia and Samuel; and by their many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Church, Hwy 16 East and Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon, Sask.
- Ludwig Edward Richard. It is with deep regret that we announce the passing on February 21 , 2010 of our brother, Eddie Kaschl, who has entered into eternal rest. Ludwig Edward Richard Kaschl or Eddie, as he was known to many was born on January 14, 1933 at Craik, Sask, the youngest son of Karl Rudolf and Marie (nee Hortnagel). As a very young child he suffered from a mastoid ear, which required surgery. During this operation he suffered oxygen deprivation which left him mentally challenged. Eddie attended Burke School for a short time when his parents moved back to the Yorkton area. Eddie was a son, brother, and uncle to many nieces and nephews and also friend to many. He loved to walk in his early days and could be seen many times walking along Broadway out to the cemetery and even on occasion to the Yorkton Airport. He was a kind soul who always had a tale to tell. Eddie faced many challenges in his life and overcame many. He lived his life in later years in Queen Elizabeth Court and acquired life long friends there too. Larry & Phyllis Richards, his neighbor Anne Liebrecht, and the morning coffee group at Queen Elizabeth Court always watched out for Eddie. His special friend Adrienne who kept his house nice and tidy, washing clothes, as well as helping him with whatever else needed to be done. When he was able he loved to go camping with Mavis and Garry to the Lake of the Prairies and especially if he caught some fish for supper. Eddie passed away at 5:45 pm on February 21st, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy illness. He died peacefully at 77 years of age. Eddie is predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marie; his step mother, Anna; an infant brother; sister, Elfrieda; brother, Karl; uncles, Bill and John and sisters-in-law, Pauline and Stella . He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his brothers, Rudy of Winnipeg, MB, Garry & Mavis Kaschl of Yorkton, Sk, Bill and Lynn of Calgary, AB, Bob and Carol of Saskatoon, Sk, John and Doreen of Imperial, Sk and Kevin of Saskatoon, Sk; sisters, Sella & Ken of Thunder Bay, Ont and Anna and George of Winnipeg, MB; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. A memorial service with interment in the Yorkton City Cemetery will follow at a later date.
- Meinhart Otto, or "Karl" as he was known to many in recent years, was born September 1, 1927 in Craik, Sask, the son of Karl Rudolf and Marie (nee Hortnagel) Kaschl. On April 16, 1946, at age of 18 years, he enlisted and was stationed at Calgary. While at Currie Barracks, a mortar accident sent him to hospital for two years in Colonel Belcher and Sunny Brooke Hospitals. While in rehab he found his interest in wood working and paintings. When he returned to active duty his postings were Churchill, Trenton and Bordon. In the meantime he married Shirley Claire Farren and children, Karen, Dianne and Karl Jr. were born. The couple later divorced and Karl, a full time soldier, raised the three children as a single parent. Karl was honorably discharged on April 13, 1966 and following his discharge, relocated back to his home town of Yorkton. He then married Sharelle Leslie Bayers and although this marriage ended in divorce, Karl was glad to add three more children to his family, Kevin, Tamara and Craig. Karl decided to buy his uncle¡¯s farm near Rokeby and white farming was also employed as a full-time electrician wiring many homes and buildings in the Yorkton area. He retired from farming and moved to Saltcoats where he met and married the love of his life, Stella Cusitar. With Stella life was good and together the couple enjoyed their award winning gardens, they fished and traveled the world. Karl also was a gifted wood worker, building everything from boats, cabinetry and lawn ornaments. He was renowned for his beautiful grandfather clocks. After Stella¡¯s passing from cancer in 1999, Karl returned to Yorkton. At this time he became friends and companion to Murial Pratt. They enjoyed dancing and also traveled. On January 1, 2008 while visiting friends in Manitoba, Karl fell down a flight of stairs and which left him a quadriplegic. As a result of his injuries Karl passed away at St. Anthony¡¯s Hospital in Esterhazy on July 14, 2008. Karl was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Marie; step mother, Anna; and an infant brother; sister, Elfrieda; and wives, Shirley and Stella. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, special friend Murial; and his children, Karen (Wayne), Dianne, Karl (Patty), Kevin (Krish) , Tamara (Pierre) and Craig. He is also survived by brothers, Rudolf (Pauline), Eddie, Garry (Mavis), Billy (Lynn), Bobby (Carol), John (Doreen); sisters, Sella (Ken), Anna (George) and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services with Legion Funeral Rites will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Veteran's Section of the Yorkton City Cemetery.
- Suzannah Mary (nee Kibble), late of Craik, Sk., passed away peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2005 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents Reginald & Margaret Kibble, her husband Lawrence, sister Florence (Roy) Binkley, brother William (Grace) Kibble and a daughter Laurel in infancy. Suzannah is survived by her sons, Larry (Colleen) and Clifford "Butch " (Linda) & daughters Janie & Mary Lynn (Merlyn) Sharp. Twelve grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Suzannah will be sadly missed by her family and all whop knew her, as she was always giving to others. She was an active member of the community, belonging to many organizations that make small towns successful and a nicer place to live through her kind fellowship. In her retirement years she had many hours of enjoyment. Playing cards with her friends and entertaining her great grandchildren. The celebration of Suzannah's life funeral service will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK., with presiders, Gary Keefe & Hilda Dale officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- Michael. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael Keller on Friday, November 26, 2004, in Mission, B.C. at the age of 46 years. Michael was predeceased by his father Lambert Keller in 1964; grandparents John and Magdalena Fink in 1979 and step-father Peter Fisher in 1998. He is survived by Darla, his life long companion, soul mate and best friend; mother Mary Fisher; sister Marian (Don) Blondeau; brother Kenneth Keller of Calgary; son Shawn; grandson Donavon; Darla's mother, father, sisters and brother and step-brother Rick Fisher and his sisters Adeline DeDecker, Jeri Vertefuelle and Diane Bodnaruck. Michael was born in Craik, SK in 1958. He began his formal education at Sacred Heart School in Regina ending up at Miller High School. He spent most of his adult life in the construction business, working in Alberta and British Columbia. Generosity was one of his attributes and he was always ready to help anyone in need. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Leonard Albers, officiating. Interment will take place at St. Paul Cemetery in Vibank, SK.
- Arthur Louis Kemp of Craik, Sask., age 78 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22nd, 2002 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Arthur is survived by his loving family: wife Mary: sons: Bill (Dorothy): Larry & Randy (Jackie) 8 grandchildren: 8 great grandchildren: sisters-in-law: Dorothy (John) Rosa & Jean (Ralph) Gilbert: also numerous nieces and nephews. Art is the last member of the Ernest Kemp family. The celebration of Art's life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 25th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Lay Presider Virginia Sisson officiating. Interment family plot Craik, Sask.
- Mary Joy Elizabeth Kemp of Craik Sask., age 76 years passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 7th, 2002 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Mary is survived by her loving family: sons, Bill (Dorothy): Larry: & Randy (Jackie). Grandchildren: Jamie (Starla): Jason (Angela): Jody & friend Kelly: Jesse: Ryan: Dallas: Lonny (Rachel): & Lesly (Shawn). Great grandchildren, Dylan: Garett: Brandy: Brendan: Taylor: Robin: Brolyn & Bryce. Sisters,Dorothy (John) Rosa & Jean (Ralph) Gilbert. Sister-in-law Eunice Kemp. Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Art on February 22, 2002. A graveside celebration of Mary's Life Service will be held on Thursday July 11th, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at The Family Plot in the Craik Cemetery Craik, Sask. Interment to follow.
- Donald of Craik, Sask., age 77 years passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29th, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Donald is survived by his loving family: wife, Evelyn; sons: Clifford (Gaelyn) & Donnie (Sharon). Grandchildren: Rodney Kennedy, Craik Kennedy, Ian Kennedy, Amanda (Ryan) Glubis, Teresa Kennedy & Heather Kennedy; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Glubis; brothers: Angus (Doreen) & Sandy (Veronica); sisters: Mary (Wilbert) Eva & Elizabeth (Glen) Twamley, brother & sister-in-law, Chris &Muriel Heathcote; also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The celebration of Donald's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Evelyn (nee Heathcote) Kennedy of Craik, Sask. age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Evelyn is survived by her loving family: sons: Clifford (Gaelyn) Kennedy & Donnie (Sharon) Kennedy: Grandchildren: Rodney (Angela) Kennedy; Craig Kennedy (Michelle Feller): Ian Kennedy: Amanda (Ryan) Glubis: Teresa (Connie) Nadeau: Heather Kennedy (Brent Bergdahi): Great Grandchildren: Abigail & Cameron; Kaitlyn, Alyssa, Dylan & Samantha: Emily & Melissa & Karlie: Brother Chris Heathcote: brothers & sisters-in-law, Angus (Doreen) Kennedy; Alexander (Veronica) Kennedy; Mary Eva & Elizabeth Twamley. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The Celebration of Evelyn's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. Interment, family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- 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.
- Bernard Nicholas "Bernie". It is with great sadness that the family announces his sudden and unexpected passing on March 12, 2004, devoted father, dear brother and super friend. Predeceased by parents, Mary & Nicholas, and brother Michael. Left to mourn; his two sons, Shaun (Regina) and Chris (Toronto) and their mother, Marg; sisters, Marian (Jake) Uytterhagen, Weyakwin, Edna (Hart) Horn, Regina, & Bernice (Greg) Lilburn, High River, AB; brothers, Leonard (Betty Lou), Regina, and Ronald (Sue), Whitehorse, Yukon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bernie grew up and received his education in Craik, Holdfast, and DeVry Institute, Toronto. After graduating, he began his career as a millwright at INCO in Thompson, MB, then moved to Regina where he worked at IPSCO, then 20+ years with Molson Brewery. Upon taking early retirement, he took some time off before starting a job with Westons where he was currently employed. During his brief retirement Bernie spent cherished times with his sons and many hours in his garage, working on cars and fixing most anything. He was a talented 'fixer', dearly known as Mr. Fix-It, and a self-taught carver. Bernie loved playing cribbage, fishing, hunting, and baseball, where he made many lasting friends. He was also a member of the Buffalo Lake Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. Bernie was always there to lend a hand, and loved to participate in family gatherings, including his extended family in Dilke. Bernie touched so many lives, and will be so greatly missed by all who knew him. A VISITATION for family and friends will be Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 2:30 p.m.
- Eva Jean (nee Bryshun), March 10, 1918 - February 5, 2008. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Eva, our loving Mother, Baba and Great Baba. Mom passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in the early morning hours of February 5, 2008 with her daughters by her side. Mom was born March 10, 1918 in the Craik district. She married Alex Kondra on November 26, 1941 and they farmed in the St. Denis district until moving to Saskatoon in 1960. Mom worked very hard most of her life and from a very early age, until she and Dad retired. She was an excellent cook and baker and always tried to please her family with their favorites. She always enjoyed gardening and tending to her beautiful flowers. She cared deeply about her family and always put them ahead of herself. Mom was the most special and dearest person and her family will miss her so very much. Her two great grandsons were such a great joy to her, as she was to them. Mom is survived by her two daughters, Delphine Maryniak and Linda (John) Cherneski; granddaughters, Candace (Nigel) Goody of Airdrie, AB and Cindy Bower of Vancouver, BC; cherished great grandsons, Sean and Adam Goody; sister, Ann Worobec of Prince Albert, SK; brother, John (Mary) Bryshun of Edmonton, AB; sistersin-law, Frances (Mike) Chikowski and Alice (Victor) Cherkewich, both of Saskatoon, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her husband and our dad, Alex Kondra; her parents, Michael and Patricia (nee Shymko) Bryshun; brothers, Nick Bryson and Joe Bryshun; sisters, Pauline Remarchuk, Theresa Baranitsky, and Marie Smith. Prayers for Eva will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, 214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK with celebrant Rev. Fr. Larry Kondra, C.Ss.R. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- Agatha Marie (nee Bengart) of Craik Sask., age 91 years, passed away peacefully on Friday February 9th, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Center, Craik Sask. Agatha is survived by her loving family daughter, Celestina (Cletus) Amundrud: son, Victor (Irene) Krassman: daughter, Monica Simpson: 8 grandchildren: 11 great grandchildren, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Agatha was predeceased by her parents, Henry & Eva Marie Bengart: her loving husband, Louis Krassman, son Garry Lyle Krassman & son-in-law Douglas Simpson, 5 brothers and 5 sisters. The celebration of Agatha's life Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday February 13th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Craik Sask. with Rev. Father Lester Kaufman OMI & Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger celebrants. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Daniel passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel (Sr.) & Magdalene Kress; his brother, Anthony in infancy; sister, Mary Hoffman; & brothersin-law, Martin Hoffman, Alex Runge & Adler Boire. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doreen (Newlove); children, Brenda (Dale) Bolen of Calgary, Irene (Garvin) Katchuk of Southey, Kenneth (Joy) Kress of Earl Grey, & Fred Kress of Regina; his grandchildren, Pamela Katchuk (Kevin Deck) of Regina, Colin (Jennifer) Katchuk of Southey, Laura (Joseph) O'Shea of Victoria Harbour, Derek Bolen of Calgary, Twila (Rob) Pambrun of Ft. Qu'Appelle, Devin Kress of Regina, & Jenna Kress of Earl Grey; great-grandchildren, Cayden O'Shea of Victoria Harbour & Emerson Pambrun of Ft. Qu'Appelle; his sisters & brothers, Magdelene Boire, Piotta (Joseph) Deringer both of Regina, Regina (Wendell) Knoll of Kendal, George (Lauretta) Kress of Odessa, Phylis (Kenneth) Baseden of Lebret, Francis (George) Heck of Holdfast, & John (Sonia) Kress of Regina; & sister& brother-in-law, Joyce & Henry Rogowski of Dilke; as well as numerous nephews & nieces. Daniel grew up on the family farm in Kendal until moving to Craik with his family who had purchased the Craik Hotel. While in Craik he met Doreen Newlove & they were married in Moose Jaw on October 6, 1949. During their early married days, Dan & Doreen went back to the farm in Kendal before moving to Regina where Dan managed the Met Hotel till 1967 when they moved to Earl Grey where they had purchased the Earl Grey Hotel & after a few years the family moved back to Regina where Dan worked for Nuels Petroleum & later Captial Petroleum before retiring. After Doreen's retirement, they moved back to Earl Grey till Dan suffered a stroke & lived at Pioneer Village for the last four years. Daniel loved gardening & flowers & every year he & Doreen spent many hours planting & weeding & he was especially proud of growing some of the largest tomatoes available. The family wishes to thank he staff at Regina Pioneer Village for the excellent & kind care that Dan received & especially to his nurse & friend Fawna Schuster who was with him at the start of his new journey. Dan & the family made many special friends at Pioneer Village where Dan seemed to be known by many of the staff & residents. A memorial service will be held at St. Cecelia R.C. Church, 5020 7th Ave., Regina on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 1:00 pm.
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- Barbara Catherine (nee Gardner). On Sunday, February 16, 2003 Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her parents George and Margaret Gardner; her husband Roy in 1955; four sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by two daughters Doreen (Angus) Kennedy of Holdfast, Linda (Richard) Zurowski of Regina; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; a sister Geneva Selinger of Regina; and brother-in-law George Metz of Dilke. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of William Booth Special Care Home, 50 Angus Road. Interment will take place at a later date at the Craik Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at William Booth for their exceptional care of Barbara.
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- Neil was born in Craik on Valentine's day, 1918 and passed away in Craik on Sunday, November 7, 2004. He was the second of four children with Maxine (d-1917), Ruth and Lloyd (d-1949), born to Duncan (d-1964) and Elspeth McAlpine (d-1975). They lived in Craik until Neil was in grade 8. At this time they moved to Neil's Uncle Malcom's farm east of Aylesbury. He finished school in Aylesbury and worked for his dad and neighbours until he enlisted in the army in 1941. Neil served with VIII Recce (14th Canadian Hussars) in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was very proud of his time in action and made many lifelong friends during those years. After his discharge in 1946 he returned to work with his dad, repairing elevators for Western Grain (later Pioneer) all over the prairies. After the death of his brother, he started farming north of Aylesbury. Neil met and married Jean in 1952, had 2 sons Len, Nigel (Jo) and the pride of his later years, 2 granddaughters, Lynley and Jenny. He turned the farming operation over to Len and helped on the farm until Jean and Neil moved to Craik in 2000. Neil was always quick to help at family and community projects or give a hand to a neighbour, without expecting anything in return. He was the second of four generations of Saskatchewan Roughrider fans and enjoyed golfing and curling. The highlight of his curling was in 1979 representing Saskatchewan in the Canadian Legion Senior Playoffs in Woodbridge, Ont., throwing lead rocks. Neil spent much of his spare time reading or watching any type of sports on TV. He especially enjoyed visiting with family and old friends. Neil enjoyed good health until the last few months. He moved into the Craik and District Health Centre, where he was very appreciative of the care he received from the kind and capable people there. Neil requested cremation and no funeral. Interment in the Aylesbury Cemetery will be at a later date.
- Edith (nee Holmes), February 26, 1922 - November 30, 2003. Edith McCaw of Craik, SK, passed away into the Lord's hands on Sunday, November 30, 2003. She was born in Kilmor, Longford, Ireland. Edith was trained as a nurse in Bethnell Green Hospital in London, England, returning as a graduate to the Bagot St. Hospital in Dublin. She met her future husband, Dr. John McCaw. Following John's service with the Australian Navy, they set up a general practice in Southern Cross West Australia. After the infant death of their son, Douglas they immigrated to Canada in 1954. Edith supported John's medical practice until their retirement in 1993. Edith was predeceased by her son, Douglas; siblings, Susan, William, Tom, Richard and David Holmes and Elizabeth Uprichard (sister). She is missed and remembered by her husband, John; children, Brian (Joane), Maureen (Tony) and Dermot (Carmela); grandchildren, Patric Daniel, Alexander and Delainey; as well as nieces, Hazel, Dorothy, Edith, Elizabeth; and nephews, Alan, David, William and Samuel. The celebration of Edith's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK with Presider Gary Keefe officiating. A time for lunch and fellowship will be held at the Craik Legion Community Hall following the service.
- Dr. John William, September 24, 1923 - March 30, 2008. On March 30, 2008, Dr. John McCaw (formerly of Craik, SK) passed away in Edmonton, AB. John trained as a Physician and Surgeon in Trinity College Dublin. After traveling and living in Dublin, New Guinea and Australia, John and Edie arrived to set up practice in Craik in 1954, where John remained the community doctor for almost 40 years. John has lived for the past four years in Edmonton with daughter Maureen, spending considerable time with Dermot and his family. Live-in caregiver Janny Dulku provided nurturing, caring and friendship, always with a sense of humor, allowing John to maintain an independent lifestyle. John suffered a stroke on March 23rd and died on Sunday, March 30th. John is survived by sister, Peggy MacKay, Northern Ireland; son, Brian (Joane) and grandson Patric; daughter, Maureen (Sandy) and grandson Daniel; son, Dermot (Carmela) and grandsons Alexander and Delainey; nephews, Alan, David, Samuel and William; and nieces, Dorothy, Hazel, Edith and Elizabeth; as well as a number of additional relatives in Ireland and an abundance of friends and former patients. John was predeceased in 2003 by wife of 44 years, Edith; and by infant son, Douglas. A celebration of John's life will be held at the Craik Legion Hall on May 3, 2008. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. with a program at 4:30 p.m. Please join us and be prepared to share your stories, anecdotes and memories of John.
- Alta Lucille (nee Townsend). Alta passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted McDonald; four brothers and their wives, Norman, Fred (Muriel), Ray (Bev) and Harold (Betty); sister Eddie (Ray) Plourde; brother-in-law Bus Story and sister-in-law Doris (Bob) Lowrey. Alta will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Beth (Brian) Gaffney and their children, David (Teresa) Gaffney, Tricia (Jason) Scott and Erin (Ryan) Spanier and great-grandchildren, Luca and Dante Gaffney, Hannah and Carter Scott, and Liam and Ethan Spanier; her son Bob (Maureen) McDonald; sisters Burna Story and Gloria (Chuck) Reid; brother Gerry (Frances) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alta was born and raised in Craik, Saskatchewan and later moved to Moose Jaw where she worked for Dr. Fraser Muirhead as his nurse. She met her husband in Moose Jaw and after their marriage they moved to Aneroid, Saskatchewan where he ran the family drugstore and she became a wife, mother and homemaker. They eventually moved to Regina and made a home there and had their second child. Once their children left home, Alta and Ted moved to Kingston, Ontario where they resided for 20 years, finally moving to Saskatoon to be closer to family. When Ted passed away, Mom decided to move to Regina and this is where she stayed until her passing. Her passions in life were her home, cooking and her flowers. No one could do it better than her (or so she said). She really enjoyed living at the Bentley on Hill where she made numerous friends and was always busy. Thanks to the staff and the residents for making her final years so enjoyable. A private family service will be held at a later date.
- Emma (nee Miller) McEachern, August 6th, 1916 to September 30, 2000. On September 30th, 2000, Emma passed away peacefully at the age of 84. Emma was born in Winnipeg, and then moved to reside in Craik. She was predeceased by her husband Gilbert McEachern; parents Alexander and Katherine; brothers, Henry and Alex; sisters, Mary, Molly and Katie; sisters-in-law Ida and Lydia; brothers-in-law, Reg, Bruce and John; son-in-law, Dennis. She is survived by her children: Betty (Al) Shaw, Florence Shaw, Glen (Joni) McEachern; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Terry (Karly) Shaw, Tanner, Cole and Cassie; Shannon (Doug) Youle, Evan and Cody; Jamie (Sharla) Shaw, Zach, Katie and Tori; Shawn (Margo) Shaw, Jared, Julian and Jillisa; Randy (Lynn) Shaw, Lacey, Cody and Tiara; Devon (Tammy) Shaw; Stephanie and Haylie; Nathan (Marsha) Shaw; Craig, Corey, Brett and Keir McEachern. Brother George (Hilda) Miller and Sister Elsie (Harry) McNabb and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 5th 2000 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church Craik, Sask., with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Garnet Melvin Theodore "Mac" passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 72. Mac was born March 27, 1937, the only son of Melvin and Verna McGinley of Prescott, Ontario. Mac will be cherished as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife, Carole of Saskatoon; his children, Michael (Victoria) McGinley and Erin (Stewart) Taylor; his grandsons, Jack, Patrick, Kieran and Duncan; and his sisters, Dorothy Petriw, Janet (Ian) Sinclair and Sue (Ted Henderson) McGinley. Mac was born in Prescott, Ontario where he was active in school sports, army cadets and the militia. In 1957 he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After completing Basic Training in Regina, SK and Equitation Training in Rockliffe, ON, he was posted to Saskatchewan, serving in Rosetown, Eston, Saskatoon, Turtleford, Regina and Prince Albert. Mac married Carole McMillan of Craik, SK in Saskatoon in 1963. In 1982, he retired from the RCMP as a Staff Sergeant in Saskatoon where he became an administrator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Mac worked for the College until 1995. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at St. Paul's Hospital for the care and compassion for Mac in his final days. Special thanks to nurses Rocky and Jennifer for keeping him (and us) smiling. A Memorial Service to celebrate Mac's life will be held Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon. Interment will take place at Craik Cemetery at a later date.
- Dorothy May (1920 - 2013). Dorothy May McLaren of Davidson SK, and formerly of Craik and Girvin SK, aged 92 years passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Dorothy is survived by her loving family: daughter-in-law Sharon; son Larry; daughters Betty, Donna (Gerry) Meshka; son Doug (Cindy) and numerous grand and great-grand children. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents David and Euphemia Low, husband Peter, son Jim and brothers, sisters and in-laws. The celebration of Dorothy's life funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church on Thursday, September 19, 2013, with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment will be held at the Craik Community Cemetery.
- Ivan McMillan, 91 died peacefully at the Craik & District Health Care Center on Monday, February 25th, 2002 after a long well-lived life. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Myrtle (nee Hill); four children - Carole (Mac) McGinley, Joan Sandomirsky, Dawn (Donald) MacTavish and Bob (Linda) McMillan; seven grandchildren - Michael (Victoria), Erin, Kerry (Kevin), Jon (Jessica), Kevin, Lesley (Max), Nancy (Duane) and eight great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Ethel and brother Gordon. Ivan was the eldest son of Charles McMillan, a pioneer farmer and horse breeder of the Craik district. After working as a teacher and dairy inspector, Ivan returned to his first love, farming, in 1937. For the next 40 years the farm was an experimental sub-station, from 1946 - 50 he was also co-owner of the Craik hardware. Ivan became a prominent member of the Canadian Agricultural Industry, serving as President of the Sask. Assn. of Agricultural Societies, President of Palliser Wheat Growers, Director of the Canada Grain Council, member of the Canadian Wheat Board Advisory committee and Advisor to the Canadian Grain Commission and The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. In 1978 he represented Canada at the International Wheat Agreement Negotiations in Geneva. Ivan's many contributions to Agriculture were recognized in 1996 when he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. Ivan was an active community leader, serving as a Craik Town Councillor, First Chairman of the Davidson School Unit #31, Chairman of the Craik Memorial Rink, The Craik Hospital and Craik Memorial Hall Building Committees, and President of the Craik Agricultural Society. He was a long term member of the Board of Stewards of the United Church and a life time member and DDGM of the Masonic Lodge. A talented hockey player and curler, Ivan was a member of The Don Wilson Rink from Saskatoon that won the Canadian Senior Curling Championship in 1968. The Rink was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. Ivan was a devoted husband, father and grandfather whose gentle wit, many talents, sterling character and love of the land, people, horses, dogs, sports, music, bridge, travel and family celebrations greatly enriched the lives of his family. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 1st, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Ken Powers officiating. The Service of Interment will follow at a later date.
- Myrtle (nee Hill) passed away peacefully at Craik, Sask. on Friday, May 21, 2004 at the age of 96. Predeceased by her loving husband Ivan in 2002, she will be remembered with gratitude and admiration by her children Carole (Mac) McGinley, Joan Sandomirsky, Dawn (Donald) MacTavish and Bob (Linda) McMillan; her grandchildren Kerry, Jon, Michael, Erin, Kevin, Lesley and Nancy; nine great grandchildren and sisters Marguerite (Elgin) Steen. Helen (Murray) Hamilton, Joyce (Jack) Lind; brothers Gerald (Marie), Jack (Gladys), Omer (Nancy) and Max (Fay) Hill; brother-in-law Clayton Crawford. She was predeceased by sisters Marie McMinn and Roberta Crawford and brother Harry Hill. The oldest child of pioneer farmers, Robert and Laura Hill, she was an excellent student who inspired her siblings and children with her lifelong love of learning. Raised in an age when getting an education was often impossible for rural children, she worked her way through high school by living with the Pagon family in Davidson. After attending normal school in Regina, she began a thirteen year career in teaching at schools in the Davidson district, Rose Valley and Aylesbury, upgrading her qualifications by attending summer sessions at the University of Saskatchewan. Remarkably in 1936, she somehow managed to travel to Europe by ship, touring England and France as part of The Vimy Pilgrimage. After her marriage in 1940, she spent most of her life in Craik, commuting between the farm home and in the 1960's, Saskatoon. She was actively involved in the creation and support of the many organizations that made prairie towns so vibrant in their "heyday ". Homemakers, Women's Institute, United Church Women, 4-H Homecraft Club, Library Board, Prairie History Room, Curling Club, Figure Skating Club, Craik Band, she was a life member of The Order of The Eastern Star and was particularly proud of her membership in The Prairie Wool Weavers, a group of local weavers dedicated to preserving and developing this traditional art form. Like so many of her generation, she embodied the values of hard work, thrift, selfreliance, and resourcefulness that made pioneer life possible. With typical fortitude she was able to live in her own home, until last fall, when she was welcomed into the private care home of Cheryl Sweet and Gary Gilbertson of Craik. Her family will be forever grateful for the exemplary kindness and care she received in their home. She left us a rich legacy of personal and pioneer history in her journals, essays and responses to her many letters to a Canadawide web of friends and relations. Her personal character will remain an inspiration to us all. A celebration of Myrtle's life will be held at the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask on Wednesday May 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Powers officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Robert Charles (June 24, 1946 – November 20, 2015). Bob passed away peacefully at home with his best friend and wife, Linda and his cherished daughter, Nancy at his side. Bob spent his childhood growing up in Craik. The family moved to Saskatoon for a few years and Bob took his Grade 11 and 12 at Walter Murray Collegiate. Since he had a love for old cars, he thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Draggins Rod & Custom Car Club for several years. Bob worked at a couple of potash mines before returning in 1973 to Craik where his heart was, the farm. He farmed with his Dad, and eventually took over the family farm. He loved the land and loved the challenge of making most anything run. He was involved in, and enjoyed, local clubs and associations. After selling the farm in 1998, Bob worked at Moose Jaw Sash and Door for four years, commuting to work from Craik. In 2006, Bob and Linda returned to live in Saskatoon to be closer to Nancy, Duane, Brandon, and Madison. He considered Brandon and Madison to be the two perfect grandchildren and loved the time he got to spend with them, whether it was family get-togethers, road trips, or watching them in their sports or activities. Bob worked at Doepker Industries for a year and a half, and then finished his working career at his favourite place of employment, Linn Millwork, a commercial cabinet shop where the owner and staff became like family. Bob was such an easy going person, had a very quick wit, and laughter was certainly the norm. He made lifelong friends throughout his life whether it be young or old. Those left with broken hearts, but wonderful memories, are: his soulmate, Linda; daughter, Nancy (Duane), grandchildren, Brandon and Madison; sisters, Carole; Joan; Dawn (Donald); father-in-law, Frank (Grace); sister-in-law Sandi (Keith), nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Myrtle; mother-in-law, Evelyn; brother-in-law; Mac. Bob's family wants to extend a sincere "Thank you" to Dr. Friggstad, the doctors and staff at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, Dr. Bigsby and staff at St. Paul's Hospital, and the Palliative Homecare Team for all the incredible care and support provided during his journey with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd.) with interment to follow.
- R. Hugh McNaughton passed away at his residence on Friday, November 24, 2006 at the age of 73. Born August 10, 1933 in Davidson, SK and grew up at Craik, SK. Left to mourn are Lorraine, his wife of 41 years; stepson, James (Yvonne) Mills; nieces and nephews, Rod (Lana) Greve of Lanigan, SK, Tracy Greve of Ottawa, ON, Murray (Madeline) Greve, Marinda and Morgan of Lanigan, SK, Janice (Dave) Ewen, Brennon, Janelle and Dean of Drake, SK, Lloyd (Karen) Greve, Lindsay, Kirsten, and Jordan of Lanigan, Bruce Greve of Lanigan, SK; sisters-in-law, Le Ella Metcalfe of Saskatoon, Evelyn Mills of Oyen, AB; brotherin-law, Lou (Lynn) Mills of Leduc, AB; many nieces and nephews. Hugh was predeceased by his mother, Jean in 1975; father, Robert in 1976; sister, Phyllis Greve in 1993; and brother-in-law, Alfred Greve in 2005. Hugh was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Wa Wa Shrine and Legion member Branch 63 of Saskatoon. Hugh worked at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix for 23 years. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Jack Carr.
- Marjorie. On Friday, December 12, 2003, Mrs. Marjorie Merkley of Regina peacefully entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at the age of 87 years. Left to cherish Marj's memory are her son, Mick (Sandie) of Regina; grandchildren, Renelle (Calvin) Simons of Regina, Randy of Melfort and Raelynne of Regina; sister, Audrey McGowan and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister, Phyllis Dockrill. Private family service will be held. Interment will take place in Craik Cemetery.
- Thelma Irene (nee Wood), July 23, 1919 - March 3, 2013 was the youngest of three children born to Ernest Wood & Grace (nee Mitchell). In 1944 she married William Meshka and to this union they were blessed with five children; Lorraine (John) Hall, Clifford (Myrna), Diane (Darrell) Heinen, Lloyd (Cheryl) and Barbara (Ron) Watt. She also leaves to mourn her passing 17 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law. Thelma was predeceased by her husband Bill, one grandson Trent Meshka, one sister Bernice Lear, one brother Frank Wood, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Thelma’s greatest joy was family and friends, she loved gardening and the church was also very dear to her. She was happiest when family, grandchildren and friends came to visit for a family get together or just for an afternoon. She will be dearly missed by all. The family invites relatives and friends to join with them for lunch and fellowship at the Craik Community Legion Hall following the committal service.
- Ruth Evelyn (nee Stone) December 10, 1925 - March 16, 2015. Ruth, the sixth child of Peter and Thea Stone of Strongfield stopped galloping to 90 on March 16, 2015 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Meshke of Craik, Sask on January 12, 1986. Left to fight over who Mom loved best are her sons Gerry (Donna), Geoff (Val), Jim (Margo) and her daughter Jan (Ray). Leaving a void in their lives and left to reminisce are her siblings Marjorie, Jim, Maureen and many cousins. Her grandchildren, Riley, Ronna, Sean, Jaclyn, Leighton, Derek and Tyler will recall her intriguing stories, adventurous outings as well as miss her homemade cookies. There are also numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will remember her warmly. Now gathering dust are her crossword puzzles and scrabble board, fishing rod and golf clubs, bird feeders and pickle jars, knitting needles and crochet hooks. While struggling with her pain, the doctor came in and asked Ruth, do you know where you are? Her vehement reply "It SURE isn't paradise!". She left us with a wee smile on her face. Maybe she found her paradise? Gallop on Mom, gallop on! A funeral service will be held at the Craik United Church on June 6, 2015.
- George. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather George Miller of Craik, Sk. He passed away Monday the 3rd of May, 2010 at the age of 96. Predeceased by his wife Hilda in Feb. 2007, youngest son Terry, parents Alex and Katherine, brothers Henry and Alex, sisters Mollie, Mary, Katie, Emma and Elsie and spouses. George is survived by his son Brian (Alice), grandchildren Carey (Jason), great grandchildren Ally, Amber. Grandchildren Jeff (Michelle), great grandchildren Dillon and Jeanelle. Son Lyle (Brenda), grandchildren Ryan (Amber), Jamie (Niki), and great grandchild Ty. Son Gary (Lenore), grandchildren Nadine (Mike), great grandchildren Kolton and Rylei. Grandchildren Tera-Lee (Brad), great grandchildren Dane and Blake. Sister-in-law Winnie Scott. Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. George was born Feb 8th, 1914 in Winnipeg, Mb. In 1918 his family moved to Denzil, Sk. In 1926 the family moved to Craik, Sk., where they farmed. He met and married Hilda Boyce in 1946. George worked various jobs around town until 1958 he bought and operated International Harvester Dealer Ship. Later that year a fire destroyed the business and home. That led George to take his family to Regina, Sk. where he drove truck for Kearns Transport. In 1972 he moved back to Craik and worked at # 11 Farm Equipment until his retirement. George played the fiddle, self taught travelling around to country dances accompanied by Hilda playing the piano. George won numerous awards and trophies for his fiddle playing. George enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and music. After Hilda's passing, George sold his home and moved into the Craik Manor where he resided until July 2009 when poor health made it necessary to enter the Craik & District Health Care Centre to be cared for until his passing. The family extends a special thank you to the ladies in the Craik Manor for the special attention and caring showed to George. A very special thank you to the staff of the Craik & District Health Care Centre for their care and support. For friends and family, memorials in memory of George may be directed to the Craik & District Health Care Centre. The celebration of George's life will be held on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Craik Community Legion Hall. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens for the Immediate Family. Cremains will be intered beside wife Hilda and son Terry.
- Gertrude Clarabelle "Trudy" (nee Archibald) of Calgary passed away at the age of 99 years. Trudy was born on a farm near the prairie town of Craik, Sask., the fifth of six children. She and her brothers and sisters walked 3 ½ miles to school and back almost every day. She continued with her daily walk right up until her 99th year. Trudy graduated from Regina Teachers College in 1932, and taught in rural schools for six years until she changed careers and graduated with a secretarial and accounting diploma in 1939, and became an instructor at Cornell College of Commerce in Regina. At the end of World War II, she moved with her husband, Leonard Miller, and her two sons to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, where she and Leonard took positions with the Nipawin School Unit. They were both employed by the School Unit for over 20 years, until Leonard passed away in 1969. Trudy then completed a Certificate in Nursing Home Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and held administrator positions in Nipawin, and Quesnel, B.C. During this time she married Raymond Coleman. She retired to Surrey, B.C. where she bought a home next to her older sister Viola (Lola). Later she moved to Abbotsford then to Calgary, where Ray passed away in 1995. Her last years were spent in Royal Park Retirement Residence. During the whole of her life, Trudy was an avid learner and reader, and in her retirement she became a prolific prize-winning quilter. She possessed a robust sense of humor, and genuine wisdom about life, and how to live it day by day. She was a role model to her family and friends on aging successfully. A celebration of Trudy's life will be held at Woodcliff United Church, (5010 Spruce Drive S.W., Calgary) on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
- Henry James "Jim". We are sad to announce the passing of Henry James Miller "Jim", of Esterhazy, Sask., formerly of Craik, Sask. on June 14, 2014 at the age of 73 years, in Regina General Hospital. Jim was born on the family farm by Craik, Sask. He met his wife Joyce (Wood) in Moose Jaw, Sask. in 1959, and were married, October 6, 1962. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce, daughter Susan Cadotte, son Randy (Colleen), grandchildren, Sarah, Cody, Hallie and Dustin, great- grandson Oliver, and brother Harvey. Jim was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lydia (Brunner), sisters Alice and Irene and granddaughter Jenelle. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Craik Cemetery with Hilda Dale officiating. Following the interment all are invited to join the family for a time of fellowship and sharing of memories at the Craik Legion Hall.
- Hilda (nee Boyce). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother Hilda Miller (nee Boyce) of Craik Sask. She passed away Monday, Feb. 12th, 2007 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her youngest son Terry, parents Arthur & Fanny Boyce, brothers Jeff & Harold and sister Mary. Hilda is survived by her loving husband George of 60 years. Son Brian (Alice), grandchildren Carey (Jason), Jeff (Michelle), great grandchildren Ally, Amber, Dillon & Jeanelle. Son Lyle (Brenda), grandchildren Ryan & Jamie (Niki), great grandchild Ty. Son Gary (Lenore), granchildren Nadine (Mike), Tera-Lee (Brad), great grandchildren Kolton, Rylei, Dane & Blake. Brother Dave Boyce & sister Winnie Scott. Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Hilda was born Feb. 16th, 1921 in the Foxbury District, Craik Sask. During the war years she taught school. She met & married George Miller of Craik in 1946. She retired from teaching the following year. Hilda played the piano and accompanied George & his fiddle travelling around playing the country dances and then in later years to old time fiddle contests. The in between years were spent raising four sons. They moved to Regina in 1960 and then returned to Craik in 1972 to retire & enjoy music full time. Hilda enjoyed family get togethers, playing bingo and cards. The family extends its appreciation for the care & support to the staff of the Craik & District Health Center. A special thank you to Dr. Narinda Maree. The Celebration of Hilda's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, Feb. 16th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Craik United Church, Craik Sask. Cremation to follow. The cremains will be intered beside her son Terry in the Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- William Ramsey passed away Thursday, April 27, 2006, after a brief battle with Cancer. He leaves to mourn his family: Wilda (Ken); Gail (Gerald); Delee (Ted); Patti (Rod); Tracy (Jason); Tami (Graham); Jackie (Darcy) & Tom (Lorena); nineteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three sisters, one brother as well as many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Betty and grandson Bradley. A family celebration of Bill's life will be held. Internment family plot Craik Cemetery.
- Shirley Ann (nee Small), formerly of Weyburn, passed away peacefully at Sarcee Carewest Hospice in Calgary on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Her memory lives on with her husband Leonard Samuel and her children, Johnnie (Melissa Ladouceur) and Mitzy-Lynne (Lewis Frere). She was predeceased by her parents, Charles William Small and Doris Mildred Small. Shirley was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Craik, SK. The family later moved to Lumsden and then Regina. Shirley was so kind and loving to everyone; she just had a way with people. Before marriage and family, Shirley worked at the LaSalle Hotel in Regina during the 1960¡¯s and 1970¡¯s. She was an avid Rider fan in the heydays of the 1966 Grey Cup win, and continued to be a Rider fan for the rest of her life. Many in Weyburn will remember Shirley for her tireless volunteering. She took on leadership roles in every activity her children were involved in. Brownie and Girl Guide leader, Home and School Association President, and Music Auxiliary President to name a few. In 2001, she and Len moved to Calgary to be closer to their children and Len took a job teaching mathematics at SAIT. Shirley often brought flowers to express her gratitude to those in healthcare who cared for her in her final years, including doctors at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and her one-in-a-million family physician Dr. Bao Nguyen in Calgary. Her family expresses their gratitude to the well-trained and caring staff at Sarcee Carewest Hospice. At Shirley`s request, no funeral service will be held.
- Eleanor (nee Sharp) of Craik, Sask., age 84, passed away peacefully at her residence, Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, SK on Friday, February 15, 2002. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Fred & Gertrude Sharp, her loving husband, Harvey, grandson Russell, sister Florence. Eleanor is survived by her loving family: son: Lloyd (Bud) & (Gail) Moore: daughters: Helen (Doug) Watt: Judy (Randy) Gust & Wendy (Rick) Sperling, 13 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren: a niece & nephew & their families. The celebration of Eleanors life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Pastor Doug Miner (Lutheran) officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Sharon Patricia (nee Spencer) passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2012 at the age of 65 years. She was surrounded by her family who had supported her through a long and courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born in Craik in 1947, the eldest daughter of Russ and Evelyn Spencer, and grew up on the family farm with her three siblings. She married her soul mate Doug in 1980 and together they raised their children Patti, Lisa, Tracy and Jeff, with much love and happiness. Sharon will be forever missed by her husband and best friend Doug, her daughters Patti, Lisa (Joe), Tracy (Greg) and son Jeff; her five special grandchildren Alex, Kaitie, Courtney, Morgan and Bryson; siblings Sandra, Gord and Wendy; many nieces and nephews; and best friend Shirley Bonic. Sharon was predeceased by her parents Russ and Evelyn Spencer in 2007 as well as her special angel, granddaughter Alyssa, in 1999. Sharon lived a life full of love, laughs and happiness, and she will continue to live on in our hearts and memories forever. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Helen Elizabeth (nee Stanfield), formerly of Bethune, SK, died quietly at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon on Jan. 19, age 96, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by Ernie, her husband of 69 years, in 2006 and by son David in 2004. She is survived by daughters Jean (Jenni) Mortin of Saskatoon, Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, MN, and Sharon (Jim) Jeeves of Wolseley, SK, and daughter-in-law Isabel Mortin of Calgary, AB, by seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren in Canada and the United States, and by sister Mearl Miller and brother Ralph Stanfield of White Rock, BC. Helen was born in Iowa in 1910 to Ralph and Cora Stanfield, who moved to Craik, SK in 1913. She attended Normal School in Regina and taught in schools in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba before her marriage in 1936. She and Ernie lived in Dilke, SK for 29 years, where she taught music and was organist and choir director in the United Church. When they moved to Bethune in 1965, she became organist and choir director of Bethune United Church. They moved to Saskatoon in 1999. A memorial service will be held in Bethune United Church at a later date.
- Lyle Sanford, March 24, 1909 - August 15, 2007. At the grand age of 98 years, Lyle died gently and in comfort with his family by his side at Mount St Mary Hospital in Victoria, BC where he had been a resident for three years. Predeceased by his wife Agnes and his brothers Keith and Bob, Lyle is survived by his three children Patricia, Mary Lou, and Gordon, and fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law Katarzyna, his grandchildren Kamille and Todd, and all of his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lyle was born in Jordan, Ontario where his father was a railroad telegrapher. In 1909, newborn Lyle went west with his parents Lloyd and Clara living at various locations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Lloyd serving as a CNR station agent. In 1916, the family moved to Craik where brothers Keith and Bob were born. The Craik CNR train station was to be the family home for nearly 20 years. Lyle attended the University of Saskatchewan completing two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in business economics (May 1936), and a Bachelor of Accounting (May 1937). In July of 1937, he left a chartered accounting firm in Saskatchewan to join the staff of the Provincial Auditor. In 1942, Lyle enlisted with the RCAF attaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Air Navigator. Following World War II, he resumed work with the Provincial Auditor, and in 1946 assisted with setting up the Provincial Government Budget Bureau becoming one of the three original staff members. In 1947, he was appointed Chief Accountant for the Saskatchewan Liquor Board and in 1959 was appointed Chairman and General Manager of the Board serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1974. During his term as Chairman, Lyle accepted invitations to travel to England, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Puerto Rico and Australia where, accompanied by his wife, he toured enterprises engaged in the production and distribution of wine, beer, and spirits. He also served as President of the Canadian Association of Provincial Liquor Commissioners for two terms. Lyle had many special interests as well. He was a 32nd degree mason, Noble of the Mystic Shrine, and a member of the Wa Wa Chanters male choir. For ten years following the war, he was also a Commanding Officer of one of the Regina Air Cadet Squadrons. His memberships in other associations included the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Regina Branch of the American Federation of Musicians, and The Board of Stewards of Lakeview United Church. Among Lyle's hobbies were HAM radio (formerly VE5LW), home movie making, golf, and music. As a young man, he played in an orchestra in Craik as well as with the Follies Orchestra at the U. of S. He also played banjo and saxophone in his own band, Lyle Moyer and his Commodores. Music was to become his passion in retirement. In Regina, he formed The Dixielanders in which he played tenor banjo. On moving to Victoria, he started The Swing Time Trio playing tenor banjo and tenor sax. He went on to play saxophone in The Senior Serenaders, the Oak Bay Concert Orchestra, and the Mood Swing Orchestra. To say the least, Lyle lived a full and rewarding life. A private family gathering was held in his honour. Lyle now rests beside his wife, Agnes, at Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria, BC.
- Robert Lloyd "Bob". It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of Canada's finest musicians and Big Band leaders, Bob Moyer. Bob leaves his wife and partner in music Pat Steel Moyer; brother Lyle Moyer; his children Dr. William (Bill) Moyer, Doug Moyer (Sherri Wright), Karen Bash, stepchildren Greg Krause, James Steel (Tracy), Carle Steel (Richard Spafford); grandchildren Allison Sparling, Amy Moyer, Eric Moyer, John Moyer, David Bash, Jennifer Bash and Taylor Bash; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Clara Moyer, and brother and fellow musician Keith Moyer. Bob was born in Craik, Saskatchewan, the son of a CNR railroad station agent. It was there that his scientific curiosity and musical education began. Bob graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1946 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a distinguished 32 year career as a design engineer for the PFRA Design Division. Bob was involved in many aspects of planning and design for the South Saskatchewan River Project and was the principal design engineer for the spillway crest of the South Saskatchewan River Dam (Gardiner Dam). He was published in Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers for his study on the benefits of shelterbelts to home heating costs. One of his passions was movie making, and he received a National Film Board award for one of his many amateur movies. Bob's greatest legacy is his enormous contribution to the musical life of Saskatchewan. Through his early work as a founding member of the Hobby Band in the 1950s, his many small group performances and recordings, and his stewardship of many years of the Bob Moyer Big Band, Bob kept jazz and Big Band music alive in the province for over 50 years. He was a mentor and role model to countless young musicians who got their start in the band. Bob valued his deep friendships with fellow musicians. Throughout his musical career he provided accompaniment for numerous show greats and jazz artists, including Bob Hope, Rich Little, Rosemary Clooney, Bill Cosby, Red Skelton and Bob Newhart. He also toured with legendary Big Band king and dear friend Mart Kenney. Bob received many awards in recognition for his musical achievements and his contribution to the arts community, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the inaugural Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Special Recognition Award and the 2003 Western Canadian Music Awards Heritage Award. Bob was presented with the first Lieutenant Governor's Celebration of the Arts Pin by Her Honour, Dr. Lynda Haverstock, days before his passing. He will be remembered and sorely missed for his generosity and gentleness, and as a loving husband, father, and friend. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Details of an evening celebration will be announced at the service.
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- Jean Isabel (nee Pound) passed away peacefully in Saskatoon, surrounded by family, on January 25, 2005, at the age of 93. Jean was born in Oro, ON on February 8, 1911 and moved with her family to Craik, SK, in 1918. She married John Newlove and lived in many small Saskatchewan towns prior to living in Hague from 1935 to 1964. While there, Jean owned the Arrow Cafe and later operated the Hague telephone exchange. Jean and John returned to Craik in 1964. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Mae Pound; her husband, John; daughter, Mae Dreger; and siblings, Arnold, Russell, Jack, Allan, Evelyn Evans, and Mae Baldry. She leaves to mourn sons, Charles (Gloria) and George (Barbara); and daughter, Eileen Pinder (Blair); as well as grandchildren through to great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at a later date in Craik.
- Edward James. It is with deep sadness that the family of Edward "Tub" James Nielson, announce his passing on February 15th, 2010 at the age of 80. He will be mourned and missed forever by his devoted family. He is survived by his loving wife Irene, their children Larry (Laurie), Wayne (Dawna), Gail (Gord), Daughter-in-law Maureen, beloved grandchildren, Angela, Justin, Jenna, Mitch, Brody, Chelsey, Scott, Michael and Melanie. Edward was predeceased by his mother and father, and two brothers Louis and Kenneth. Ed lived in the Craik area all his life where his main passion was farming and raising Shorthorn cattle. He was never happier than spending time with his grandkids. Ed and Irene spent many enjoyable winters in Arizona. They traveled to Denmark where they were able to spend time with relatives.They also travelled to Great Britian and Spain. He loved golfing and socializing with his friends. You could always find Tub at coffee row. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbours. The family would like to thank the staff at 2-6 Wascana. If friends so desire, contributions of remembrance may be made to the charity of their choice. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik United, Church, Craik, SK.
- Margaret (nee Roe), of Saskatoon, SK, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on November 16, 2008 at the age of 86. She was born Margaret Roe in Craik, SK. Married Lewis Nielson March 17, 1944. She was a member of the Orange Lodge for over 50 years. She also was a member of Widow Club in Saskatoon. She leaves two children: Garry (Gwen), Margo (Russell) McLean; four grandchildren: Jill (James) Coast, Kyle (Amber) Nielson, Dana and Tanner McLean; two great grandchildren: Karli and Nathan Coast. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Lewis; daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Brian Afseth; mother and father; brother, Harold; and sister, Eleanor. Margaret requested no funeral. A Graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Craik Cemetery on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Doris Norma (nee Cook). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Nixon, aged 94 of Craik, Sask. Doris was born on July 6, 1921 and died on Jan. 12, 2016 at the Craik Health Centre. Her son Gary and close friends were by her side at the time of her passing. Doris was predeceased by her parents Alice (Funston) Cook and Lawrence Cook; her brother Stanley and her beloved daughter Sharon (Nixon) LePoudre; husband Floyd Nixon on Dec. 31, 2001 and her son-in-law Jules LePoudre. Doris leaves to mourn her passing her son Gary; her grandsons Jeff Schindler (Cindy Nordmarken) and family; Paul LePoudre and family; granddaughter Angela (Kevin) Berglund and family, as well as friends at the Craik Health Centre and in the Craik community. A service of remembrance will be held at the Craik United Church on Jan. 18, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Worship leader Hilda Dale will preside. A time of fellowship will be held at the Craik Community Hall immediately following the burial at the Craik Cemetery. Gary would like to thank the staff at the Craik Health Centre for the excellent care they gave Doris. Special thanks also to Cathy Sperling for her thoughtfulness and for the care she gave Doris in ways too numerous to mention. Thanks also to the Lee family for their visits and the many acts of kindness shown to Doris. Thank you as well to Dorothy and Pete Livingstone for the help they gave Doris over the years. Doris grew up in the Rose Hill district east of Craik where her parents farmed. She attended Rose Hill School. Doris’s grandmother Alice (Barber) Cook lived with Doris and her parents for many years and was a great influence in her life. Doris helped her parents on the farm and worked for a time as a hired girl. Doris met Floyd Nixon at a community dance when he came to Craik as part of a threshing crew in 1934. Floyd joined the army in 1940 and was posted overseas for 4 and a half years. He returned to Canada on New Year’s Eve in 1945. Doris and Floyd were married on March 27, 1946, shortly after Floyd’s return. Their daughter Sharon was born July 1, 1947 and their son Gary was born on March 4, 1953. Floyd and Doris purchased 13-23-28 W2nd through the Veterans Land Act. They also farmed the land of Daisy and Ben Arnold for 25 years. When Sharon was old enough to start school, the family moved to 11-23-28 W2nd where Gary now lives. Doris was a member of the Foxbury United Church and later joined the Craik United Church when she and Floyd moved into Craik. She was also a member of the Hospital Aid and the Craik UCW. Doris enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbours and was especially overjoyed when her grandchildren and their children came to visit.
- Floyd Alfred Nixon of Craik, Sask., age 86 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 1st, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Floyd joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940, serving his country until the conclusion of WWII. "This "D" Day Dodger" Novel relates his experiences. After the war Floyd married Doris Cook: they resided and farmed in the Craik district, until his passing. Floyd was predeceased by his parents, Robert & Della & daughter Sharon LePoudre. Floyd is survived by his loving family: wife Doris: son Gary: son-in-law Julius LePoudre: grandchildren Angelia LePoudre & Paul LePoudre: great grandson: Jaden Phoenix Henderson: sister, Venis (Reg) Pochyunk & brother Irvine (Shirley) Nixon: also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The Celebration of Floyd's life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 5th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Marjorie Keyser officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
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- Rose (nee Schneider) On Friday December 18, 2009 Rose Obrigewitsch passed away at the age of 98. Rose was born in 1911 at Vibank, Sask., to Henry and Rose Schneider. After her marriage to Harry Obrigewitsch, they farmed first near Lajord, Sask. and in 1953 moved to Craik, where they continued to farm. Rose lived in Craik until her move to Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon in 2004. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 1962, and daughter Annabelle, Rose is survived by her sister Trudi Lohnes and her sons, Lawrence (Bev), Ray (Betty), Ted (Loretta), daughter Evelyn (Karl) Bly, sons Hank (Joyce) and Tim (Darlene). Rose will be remembered with a lot of love by her sons and daughter and her 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Rose's life will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Father Felipe Faustino celebrant. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
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- Louise (nee Dehm). The family of Louise Padbury is sad to announce her passing at the age of 98 years. Louise Augusta Padbury, formerly of Aylesbury and Craik district, passed away June 26, 2006 at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw, with her family by her side. Louise is predeceased by her parents, John and Maria Dehm; husband, Bert Padbury; sisters, Annie and Barbara; and brothers Fred, William and Ernie; as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She is survived by daughter Mavis (Chet), son George (Joyce); grandchildren: Mark (Ellen), Susan, Carol (Woodrow), Lana and Leigh; greatgrandchildren: Jacob, Ehren, William, Audrey, and Ty. A Service of Remembrance will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel, 106 Athabasca St.E., Moose Jaw, on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 1:30 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Her family wish to thank all her neighbours and caregivers in Craik and Moose Jaw who have been so good to Louise. Special thanks to all the staff at Pioneer Lodge for the wonderful and tender care given Louise in the last year and a half.
- William Lorne "Bill" of Moose Jaw, passed away in hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Bill was born in Craik, Saskatchewan on June 22, 1914. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers: Ray, Bruce and Jim and three sisters: Thelma, Lulu and Ruth. Bill will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Jean of sixty years (July 1, 2001), son Gerald (Eileen) and their children: Dave, Barb and Lori and son Blair (Pam) and their children: Scott and Stefanie. Bill was in sales for most of his working life and touched many lives in his travels. At the time of his passing, he was an active 45 year member of the Associated Canadian Travelers Club of Moose Jaw. Bill also was a lifetime member of the Saskatchewan Lung Association and an active member of the Hillcrest Sports Centre until the age of 85 years. In his spare time, Bill loved to travel, garden and golf. Following cremation, a Celebration of Bill's Life will he held at the W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St.E., Moose Jaw on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, (July 29th, 7-9 p.m.) at the Funeral Home. Memorialization will take place privately at a later date.
- Allan Frederick passed away peacefully at the Craik & District Health Care Center, with his family by his side, on Saturday January 6th, 2001. Allan was born at Davidson on November 22nd, 1923 and raised on the family farm near Craik, Sask. He received his education at Sunkist School and worked at several jobs before becoming a carpenter in 1957 he returned to the family farm and continued his carpentry work, specializing in cabinet making, as well as farming. He continued both until 1997 when ill health forced his retirement. Allan was predeceased by his first wife Margaret in February 1957 and his father Oscar Frederick in 1987. Allan is survived and will be missed by his loving family: Wife: Elizabeth, Children: Larry (Enid) : Eileen (Lyle) Morley: Margaret (Dave) Floch & James (Karen). Grandchildren: Cheryl, Collette & Kevin Parks : Kiersten & Quinton Morley : Keagan Floch : Brighton & Brock Parks : Mother Nettie Marie Parks : Brothers & Sisters: Elsie Flickinger : Howard (Roma) : Evelyn Purves & Kenneth (Betty) : Aunt Veda Olson, also numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Aunt Veda Olson, also numerous other family members. The celebration of Allan's life Funeral Service, will be held at the Craik United Church Craik, Sask. on Wednesday, January 10th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery Craik, Sask.
- Marie (nee Walp) Parks of Davidson, Sask. (formerly of Craik, Sask.) age 103 years, passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center on Monday, May 13th, 2002. Marie is survived by her loving family: children: Elsie Flickenger: Elizabeth Parks (daughter-in-law): Howard (Roma) Parks: Evelyn Purves & Kenneth (Betty) Parks: 21 grandchildren: 38 great grandchildren & 9 great great grandchildren, sister Vera Olson, nieces, nephews & other family members. Marie was predeceased by her parents, Elsie & Dawson Walp: loving husband Fredrick: son Allan: grandson Gordon Brinkmeyer: granddaughter Sharon Parks: brother Wilbur: son-in-law Lorne Wolfe & Charles Flickenger. The celebration of Marie's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 17th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Pastor Doug Miner (Lutheran) officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Calvin Ross. On Wednesday, November 27, 2002, Calvin Ross Peterson, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his parents; his special friend Alice Ludwig. Calvin is survived by his brother Darwin (Mickey) of Regina; nephew Michael of Prince Albert. Calvin was born and raised in Craik, SK. He worked as a mechanic for many years. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Captain Barbara Brown officiating.
- Thelma Maude (nee Buckingham) was born in the Craik District on June 21, 1921 and passed away on June 5, 2004. In 1939 Thelma moved to Toronto. Following the war she was reunited with her childhood friend Les Phillips. The couple were married in 1948 at which time they returned to Moose Jaw. Thelma worked at the Saskatchewan Training School for 16 years holding several different positions. At the same time, Thelma was very involved with Cubs, Scouts, and Band with her son Russell. As well as with the Old Age Pensioners Organization. She retired in 1975 when she and Les left Moose Jaw to travel in their 5th wheel. The couples working years didn't stop in Moose Jaw. They worked for the next 11 years at an R.V. park in Ontario and at the Craik Regional Park. The next 27 years, Thelma and Les travelled South making their winter home in Arizona and their summer home in Craik. Thelma's hobbies included crafts, sewing, music, dancing and entertaining. Family and friends were a very important part of her life. Predeceased by her son Russell in 1965, birth mother Elizabeth Buckingham in 1926, father Bert Buckingham in 1971, mother Susan Buckingham in 1990, brother Gordon Buckingham in 1994. Also two brother-inlaws Ab Calvert and Bill Fields. Survived by her husband Les, two sisters Margaret Fields and Audrey Buckingham. One brother Stuart (Chris) Buckingham. Sisters-in-law Vera Buckingham, Beulah Calvert and Doreen (Lionel) Hender. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
- Kathleen "Kay" Marie (nee Garvin) passed away peacefully on December 30, 2003, in Burnaby, BC. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by her family, in whom her loving spirit lives on: her daughters and sons-in-law Lorraine and David Hudson, Port Hardy, BC, Louise and Jim Bower, Maple Ridge, BC, and Shanghai, China; grandchildren Kristin Bower, Maple Ridge, BC, Davida Hudson, Port Hardy, BC, and Darin Bower (Lisa Hare Bower), Pitt Meadows, BC; greatgrandchildren Emma and Jack Bower, Pitt Meadows, BC; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Krisko, Regina, SK, Edna (Al) Roy, Richmond Hill, ON, and Alpha Treen, Amherst, NS; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Bill Pringle, and her parents, Agnes and Terrence Garvin, five brothers and seven sisters. Kay was born in Wentworth Centre, Cumberland County, NS, on April 28, 1915, and moved the following year to Craik, SK where she lived until 1948. She later resided in Lumsden, Kindersley, Eston, and Davidson, SK, Calgary, AB, Kamloops, Port Hardy and Burnaby, BC. Mom was a proud homemaker, a devoted and doting mother and beloved grandmother, exemplifying the greatest qualities of each role. Even through the years living with Alzheimer's Mom's good humour and sweet smile graced all around her. She was famous for her hugs and kisses. Kay was a Past Worthy Matron of Eureka Chapter, OES, Davidson, SK, and a member of Adah Chapter, Kamloops, BC. She was a longtime member of the United Church, serving as Sunday School teacher, CGIT leader, and UCW member. There will be no formal service.
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- Barbara Rose (nee Miller) of Craik, SK, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at the Craik & District Health Care Center. Barbara is survived by her loving family, children, Sharon (Robert) Dunn, Raymond (Linda) Reich, Charlotte (Philip) Sanden, Bill (Corinne) Reich, Cheryl (John) Yaehne and Sandy (Gerry) Welsh; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Miller and Chris (Sharon) Miller; sisters, Amelia Sperling and Sadie Lipp; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Julianna Miller; her loving husband, Alex; brother, John (Kay) Miller; sister, Ann (Menrad) Selinger and brothers-in-law, Frank Lipp and George Sperling. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK, with Rev. Father Neil Osiowy officiant. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery at a later date.
- Con Reich (September 15, 1935 ¨C October 9, 2014). It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Con at the age of 79. Con was born in Holdfast, and raised in Craik before moving to Regina. He was employed with the Regina Fire Department for 37 years and operated his own building supply company for many years as well. Con was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who always put others first. Coming from a musical family, he enjoyed playing musical instruments at family gatherings. He was very creative and a talented craftsman, building detailed Roughrider birdhouses for fans across the country. His faith was very important to him, holding his rosary and praying into his final hours. Most of all, Con enjoyed his family, whom he held close to his heart and he especially cherished time with all his grandchildren. Predeceased by his father John; mother Phil and sisters Erma and Delores. Con will be dearly missed by his loving wife Eva of 56 years; children Scott, Michele (Bob), Shannon (Geoff) and his grandchildren Caleb, Noah, Kaden, Camryn, Eden, Melissa and Miranda. He is survived by his siblings Joe, Frieda (Frank), Gloria (Oliver - deceased), Larry (Fern), Judy (Irvin), Debbie (Harold) and Janet (Ron) and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Con's Life will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Child Roman Catholic Church, 2636 7th Avenue E, Regina with Fr. Dan Rafael officiating.
- Vernon Rhodes passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the age of 79. Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; four sons, Barry, Miles, Vincent and Gregory; five grandchildren, Maegan, Brittany, Cassandra, Darius and Nicole; two great grandsons, Lawson and Leon. He is also survived by his half brother, Norman (Madilen) of Davidson. He was predeceased by his father, Charlie Rhodes; mother, Mable Perron; brothers, Richard and Wayne. At Vernon's request, no service will be held. Graveside Service will be held in Craik, SK at a later date. A special thanks to the staff on 5F at the General Hospital. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Regina Humane Society in Vernon's memory.
- Bessie Pearl (nee Markell) Robertson passed away at Providence Place, Moose Jaw, on Friday, March 11th, 2011 at the age of 90. Bessie Markell was born at the Craik Homestead on May 29th, 1920. She is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Eva Markell; her sister Helen McNutt; brothers in law Harold McNutt and John Shirran; and her husband Lloyd Robertson. She will be missed by her sister in law Beatrice Shirran; brother in law Cliff Robertson; nephews and nieces, Doug (Judy) McNutt, Jim (Angie) McNutt, Cindy McNutt, David McNutt, Donna McNutt, Henry (Daphne) Shirran, Shirley (John) Duesener, Bev (Walter) Wynnyczenko, and George (Denise) Shirran. Bessie was the daughter of a Free Methodist pastor, which meant her family moved to several different communities. She graduated from high school in Kindersley and then enrolled in a business course from which she graduated in 1941. She attended Moose Jaw Bible College in 1943 and then began working at Sterling Motors in Moose Jaw as a bookkeeper. She married Lloyd Robertson on May 3rd, 1951 after which the couple were appointed by the church to serve in First Nations ministries, which they faithfully fulfilled for over 32 years on several First Nations in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Bessie was always kind and thoughtful to everyone and kept in touch with her family and loved them very much. She also loved the Lord and depended on Him for strength and grace, especially in the years following Lloyd's passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Thank you to the staff of Providence Place for their compassionate care. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home.
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- Arthur Theodore July 18, 1922 May 12, 2008 Arthur Theodore Schindel was born July 18, 1922 at Morse, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the farm at Morse and Macoun. Arthur joined the Air Force in the latter years of the war and after discharge attended Normal School in Moose Jaw. Arthur married Merle Tripps on August 16, 1947 at Penzance, Saskatchewan. During their life together they lived in Houghton, Girvin and Craik where they built their family home and raised their children. Arthur continued his education and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961. He was a caring, dedicated teacher and Principal and an active volunteer for many community projects and events. Arthur was predeceased by Merle in 1971 and stepdaughter Bev Sorsdal. He married Clara Hoogeven on July 17, 1973. Upon his retirement in 1977, he taught adult upgrading in several communities. He and Clara moved to Regina in 1988 where he resided until his passing at Pasqua Hospital. Arthur is survived by his son Adrian (Brenda) Schindel and his daughter Donna (Mats) Fredin; his grandchildren Kimberly (Jason Leer) Schindel, Gregory (Sharon) Schindel, Heather (Nathon) Wahl, Cajsa Fredin and Nicholas Fredin; his great grandchildren whom he fondly called his "little men" and "little ladies" Brienna and Brooklyn Leer, Ashlyn and Zachary Schindel and Keegan and Trey Wahl; two of his brothers, Oscar (Lorraine) Schindel and Paul (Agnes) Schindel; his wife Clara; Clara's daughter Sherice (Allen) Schindel and his step grandchildren Chad and Whitney, Kevin, Michael, Shannon, Annette and Nicole. In accordance with Dad's wishes, no funeral service will be held.
- Cynthia Denise "Cindy" of Saskatoon, SK, age 50 years, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Cindy grew up in Craik, she completed her grade one to twelve there. She later attended S.I.A.S.T. and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She then nursed at the Royal University Hospital. Most recently on the post partum ward. Cindy made countless friends at the hospital, she was respected by colleagues and patients alike. Cindy loved golfing, gardening, crocheting and card playing. She especially loved her summer vacations with her family at Emma Lake. Later in life Cindy took up the sport of Taekwondo, achieving an honorary black belt. Cindy is survived by her loving daughter, Katie (Jeff Pauls); parents, Ken and Steff; her siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy was predeceased by her grandparents, Anne and Leon Stefiuk and John and Helen Schneider; her sister, JoAnne and brother-in-law, Dean. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church, Craik, SK with Rev. Father Felipe Faustino celebrant. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- Joan Adelle (nee Cogswell) passed away peacefully on July 10, 2004 at the William Booth Special Care Centre. Predeceased by her parents; Maurice and Katherine Cogswell. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 41 years, John, her cherished children; Todd and Corleen, her sisters; Sheila (Wayne) Funk, Diane (Gary) Stavness, brother in law; Ken (Steff) Schneider, sisters in law; Pat (Art) Fox, and Marieanne (Arnie) Wegner. She also leaves many other relatives and countless friends. Joan was born February 25, 1938 in Craik, Saskatchewan where she spent her elementary and high school year excelling in track & field, socializing, and working in the telephone office. After attending Robertson Business College in Saskatoon, she worked at Quaker Oats until marrying John. After living briefly in Swift Current and North Battleford, the remaining years of her life were spent in Regina. She was blessed with great neighbors and friends in both Whitmore Park and Varsity Park. She devoted herself to raising her children and creating a beautiful home. She was also an avid duplicate bridge player earning her Gold Life Master's, teaching bridge and making many life long close friends. Joan and John also developed many friendships in South Texas where they have spent the last 10 winters. She touched countless lives with her "say it like it is " personality and great sense of humour. These things bring her to mind: Christmas cookies, barbequed roasts, hummingbirds, perennials poking through the ground, Schnauzer's Dachshund's, country music and her many beautiful petit point pictures. Thanks to all her wonderful relatives and friends who spent time with her in the hospital during the last weeks of her life. Thanks also to Dr. J. Kuzmicz and Dr. Lawrence Clein and his Palliative care team for making her last weeks as comfortable as they could. A Celebration of Joan's life will be held Wednesday, July 14th at 10:30 AM, at St. Luke's Anglican Church 3233 Argyle Rd. Regina, SK. A gathering for all friends and family will be held immediately after in the hall next door.
- Ann (nee Miller) of Craik Sask., (formerly of Dilke) age 80 years passed away peacefully on Monday November 24th, 2003 at the Craik and District Health Care Centre. Ann is survived by her loving family: daughter Denise (Forbes) McLachlan, grandsons, Scott McLachlan & Greg McLachlan; sisters, Sadie Lipp, Barbara Reich, & Emelia (George) Sperling; brothers, Tom Miller and Chris (Sharon) Miller. Sisters and brothers inlaw, Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Sally (Leo) Mildenburger, Dorothy Metz, and Isabel (Ernie) Mattern; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Ann was predeceased by her loving husband Menrad Selinger November 8, 2000. The vigil of prayers will be held on Wednesday November 26th. 2003 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger officiating. The celebration of Ann's life funeral mass will be held on Thursday November 27th 2003 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Father Arnold Sison officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Menrad Phillip Selinger of Craik Sask. (formerly of Dilke), age 78 passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2000 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Menrad is survived by his loving family: wife Ann; daughter Denise (Forbes) McLachlan; grandsons: Scott McLachlan & Greg McLachlan; sisters: Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Sally (Leo) Mildenburger, Dorothy Metz, & Isabel (Ernie) Mattern; also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Menrad was predeceased by his parents Leo & Mary Eve Selinger; brothers-in-law, Johnny Graham, Tony Deck & Frank Metz. The vigil of prayers will be held on Monday November 13th, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. The celebration of Menrads life Funeral Mass will be concellebrated by Rev. Father Lester Kaufman OMI & Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger, on Tuesday, November 13th, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church, Craik, Sask. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- John Lorne Sharp passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years on Sunday, October 29th, 2000 at the Davidson Union Hospital. Lorne was predeceased by his mother and father Ethel & Herb Sharp, his wife Iva of 54 years and his brother Eugene Sharp of Dodsland, SK. Lorne leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Merlyn (Mary Lynn) and Norman; six grandchildren: Kevin (Rebecca: Karen (Brett) Sean (Trudy) and Jacqueline, Maegan & Steven; also five great grandchildren:Taylor, Cameron, Brayden, Brooke & Tristan., also other family members. Lorne was born at the family home in 1912. He received his education at Dixmude Country School, after which he farmed in the Craik area until he retired. The Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at the Craik Civic Cemetery, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery.
- Alvin "Al" Shaw of Regina, Sask. (formerly of Craik and the Bladworth District) age 66 years. Passed away tragically on Wednesday, August 28th, 2002. "Al" is survived by his loving family: wife Betty, children: Terry (Carly) and family Tanner, Cole and Cassie; Shannon (Doug) Youle and family Evan, Cody and Jamie (Sharla) and family: Zachary, Katie and Tori; Kathy Jones (Dale): Jennifer (Todd) Kearns: Jessica (Jeff) Curtis and son Caide and Bryce Jones. Brother Wayne Shaw; sisters-in-law Beverly Shaw, Flow Shaw, and Vanna Gay Shaw; brother-in-law Glenn (Joni) McEachern, also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. "Al" was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Velma Shaw, brothers Doug, Dennis and Cliff and father and mother-in-law Gilbert and Emma McEachern. The Celebration of "Al's" Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 2nd, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. from the Craik Community Legion Hall, Craik Sask. with Pastor David Simpson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Jake Lloyd Shiels of Capilano Court, Moose Jaw, formerly of Craik Sk., passed away peacefully on October 28th, 2006 in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Jake was born April 28th, 1923 on the family farm in the Rose Hill District, to Frank and Velina Shiels, the youngest of a family of four. This was Jake's home for the nest sixty four years. Here he acquired his love of farming and helped his brothers raise pure bread Black Angus cattle, as well as caring for his sister who was stricken with M.S. in the fall of 1987. He took up residence in Craik due to the passing of his brother and placement of his sister in the Davidson Pioneer Lodge. During the winter months, Jake enjoyed shuffling with the Craik Senior Group, but come spring he made his daily drive out to the farm to look over the land and help if he could in some little way. Due to failing health with dementia, Jake moved to Capilano Court in February 2004. Here he became involved with daily activities and looked forward to visits and calls from Les, Fran and family. Jake was predeceased by his parents Frank in 1942, mother Velina in 1962, brothers James 1987 and Lorne 1994 and sister Frances 1994. Jake is survived by his special family, the Viberts, Les and Fran, Brian, Jodi, Bailey and Kalib and Brad all of Craik SK., as well as cousins. At Jake's request there will be no funeral service.
- Alta Louise (nee Glover) was born to Marguerite and James Glover on May 12, 1935. Alta was born and raised in Craik. Alta met her one true love in 1951. Bob and Alta became engaged on April 8, 1953 and less than two months later they were married. Alta and Bob had four children: Debra Lynn, Terry Louise, Shawn Scott, and Jody James. Through the years, Bob and Alta lived in many homes. They lived in Davidson for many years before Bob was transferred to Saskatoon to continue his Superior Propane Career. While living in Saskatoon, they enjoyed playing cards with neighbours and visiting friends. Alta took up bowling and would play often in her spare time. Before long she discovered it as a new talent and became very good at it. For a short while, they moved to Martensville and then it was back to the city. It was after Bob passed away in 2001 that Alta decided to move back to Davidson where she lived until her passing. When Alta wasn¡¯t playing crib with Bob or taking care of the children, she was working on her many crafts. Some of the crafts she enjoyed were plastic canvas, cross stitch, needle point, beadwork, ceramics, sewing, knitting, crocheting and anything else she could get her hands on. Every craft she did she put her entire heart and soul into it. Consequently, she did very good work and showed great results.
Alta enjoyed expressing herself through writing, especially poetry. When Princess Diana passed away, she wrote a poem to her children, which she sent to them. She was delighted when she received a letter back from Prince Harry and Prince William. In 2003, Alta took her poetry and published her very own book. ¡°Treasures from the Heart¡± was a book filled with memories of family and friends that she was very proud of. Alta took great pride in her children and grandchildren. She would always be there to listen and she was never quick to judge. She always treated each as a unique individual. Mom, Gran, Mother-in-law, we will all miss you! Watch over us as we grow and move on in our lives. Rest in Peace!
- Gordon was born September 17, 1942 in Craik, SK. He completed his Grade 12 in Craik and later went on to become a Journeyman plumber. The past fifteen years, Gord so enjoyed his summers as he worked for Meadow Lake Provincial Park. During the winters he worked for ICG hauling propane. At the same time, Gord and Colleen have been very busy at home with their small farm and cattle operation. Gordon found so much pleasure in planting and taking care of trees and shrubs, he was the one who really studied the raising of Saskatoon berries. Gordon's greatest joy was his family. He was husband, father and grandfather, as well as brother, brother-in-law and son-in-law. We will all miss Gord in so many ways, but we know our loss is Heaven's gain. Gordon has just moved to be with our Lord, and we hold fast to our faith, we will join him some day soon. Funeral is Monday, December 11, 2000 at 2 P.M. at the Alliance Church in Meadow Lake.
- Richard "Dick" Charles Smith passed away peacefully in Bonnyville, Alberta on June 8, 2006 surrounded by his wife and three daughters. He was born in Craik, Saskatchewan August 18, 1914. Predeceased by his parents: Arthur & Beatrice Smith; brothers: Cyril, Edward, Albert; sisters: Lily Rigby, Grace Lowry, Marjorie Giles, Evelyn Smith; parents-inlaw: Philip & Mary Hartl. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie of Bonnyville, AB; daughters: Faye (Harold) Keating, Regina, SK, Elda (Don) Thackeray of Cold Lake, AB, Ina Smith of Cold Lake, AB; grandchildren: Richard (Dawn) Keating of Swift Current, SK, Kenda (Doug) Power of Regina, SK, Kari (Malcolm) Reid of Vernon, BC, Jeffrey (Teresa) Thackeray of Bonnyville, AB, Karla (Andre) Foisy of Bonnyville, AB, Kelly Ross of Hamilton, Bermuda, Allison Ross of Edmonton, AB; great grandchildren: Erin & Erica Keating, Nathan & Samuel Power, Sean, Liam & Roan Reid, Sydney & Scott Thackeray, Taylor, MacKena & Christian Foisy. He is also survived by his Hartl relatives Edna (Jim) Hornett, Calgary, AB, Albert (Mary) Hartl, Raymore, SK, Rudy (Bea) Hartl, Abbotsford, BC, Bertha (Al) Kenny, Abbotsford, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick taught school for 40 years in several Saskatchewan communities retiring in 1976 as Principal of Weyburn Comprehensive School. He was a long standing 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion. Prayer Service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Bonnyville, AB. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Bonnyville, AB on June 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
- Alma (nee Juhnke) of Craik, Sask., age 82 passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 at the Craik & District Health Care Center. Alma is survived by her loving family: son Andy, grandchildren Sheila (Richard) & Kevin: grandson Hunter: sisters, Olive Dean, Edna Riecken & May Doupe, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Alma was predeceased by her parents Helmut & Gertrude Juhnke, her loving husband Ignace, one brother & three sisters. The celebration of Alma's life Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Father Lester Kaufman OMI Celebrant. Interment family plot Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Sask.
- George B. On Thursday, September 27, 2007, George B. Sperling passed away peacefully in his home at Craik, Saskatchewan, at the age of 87. He was born June 21, 1920 on the family homestead near Aylesbury, SK. George is predeceased by his parents George and Magdalena Sperling, infant daughter Wanda, brothers John Sperling and Joseph Sperling, and sisters Agatha Heinen and Anne Heinen. Left to remember him are his wife of 59 years Emelia and children: Donna (Terry) Leibel of Pilot Butte, Norman (Lucille) Sperling of Rich Valley, AB, John (Cathy) Sperling of Craik, SK, Michael Sperling of Craik, SK, Richard (Wendy) Sperling of Yellowknife, NWT, Julie (William) Repski of Imperial, SK, Bernie (Cheryl) Sperling of Craik, SK, Nadine (Kerry) Hearn of Regina, SK, and Arlene Selinger of Craik, SK; 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; sisters: Rose Glover of Sylvan Lake, AB, Emma Omoth of Regina, SK, and Bernie Anderson of Craik, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. George attended Willow Bluff and Halvill schools. He served in the Canadian Air Force in World War II as an in-flight mechanical engineer. He farmed in the Aylesbury district for 37 years, until his retirement to Moose Jaw in 1982. In 2001, George and Emelia moved to Craik where he lived until the time of his passing. George dearly loved his family and always enjoyed the many visits. He will be forever missed by all for the many card games, playing pool, his kind words, his giggles and reciting poetry that he learned in school. The celebration of his life will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Craik Cemetery. There will be visitation for family and friends from 9:30 to 10:30 day of service at the church.
- Sarah Jane (nee Campbell) passed away peacefully on August 20, 2007, in her 96th year, lucid until the last few days of her death. She was born a prairie girl on November 10, 1911, in Craik, Saskatchewan, the eldest child of Duncan and Catherine Campbell. On June 15, 1930, Sarah Jane married Alfred T. Spratt and they took up residency in the big white farm home. She always thought of the farm as her home no matter where she was living. She was a devoted companion and hard worker with Alfie and enjoyed the life of a farm wife. In May 1966, Alfie died and life took many changes, but she kept the farm, enjoyed the gardens, and was responsible for keeping the big house open in readiness for its centennial in 2003. Sarah Jane's life started with a large extended family in the area but tragedy struck when the grandmother, mother and an aunt all died within a few years and the Campbell Kids were left to be raised by their father, an uncle and the neighbors. At the age of 18 she married Alfie and they had two children, Edward and Mary Catherine. They shared many happy years together on the farm from spring to fall and living in their home in Davidson during the winter months. Sarah Jane moved to Saskatoon to live in 1967. She worked as a house mother at the School for the Deaf, sat in on classes at the University of Saskatchewan and started writing stories of her life. She was the Matriarch of the extended Campbell family, and shared her strong will and guidance until her death. She made sure Ed and Mary Catherine had an education and instilled values and principles that are guiding them through their lives. Sarah Jane loved giving to others. She was a member of the United Church of Canada in both Davidson and Saskatoon serving on the Boards and a lifetime member of the United Church Women. In Davidson she was instrumental in getting a library established and served on that Board for many years. She also used her knowledge and strong commitment to have libraries set up at the different Senior Homes where she lived. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Whitelock Rebekah Lodges both in the Davidson region and in Saskatoon. During the 1970s she became a founding member of the Ostomy Association in Saskatoon. She traveled extensively with travel groups to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, and throughout USA. She loved to entertain and make big meals full tummies and laughter were in abundance. Her family and friends will miss her infectious laugh and love she gave to all. Sarah Jane was predeceased by her parents, Duncan and Catherine Campbell; her husband, Alfred Spratt; her brothers, John and Neil Campbell; and her sister, Catherine Castle; and other close family members. She will be sadly missed by her son, Edward (Donna), and daughter, Mary Catherine (Keith) Lindberg; grandchildren, Laura (Jeff) Dechka, Anna (Peter) Willis and Heather (Bill) Dubreuil; great grand children, Jennifer and Amy Dechka and Brook, Logan and Luke Willis; nieces and nephews; as well as dear and faithful friends. Sarah Jane made known to us all her wisdom, but most of all gave all her love. It is with honor she lies in rest at peace and her road taken so complete. May her soul be blessed in the serenity of her final journey. The Celebration of Sarah Jane's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from the McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor St. E., Saskatoon, SK with Rev. Ron McConnell and Rev. Laura Fouhse officiating. Also a Graveside Interment Service will be held at the Girvin Cemetery, Girvin, SK, four miles east of Girvin, on Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- Douglas Harry passed away on Saturday, May 20th, 2006 at the Sunnyview Nursing Home, Medicine Hat, AB. Doug was born June 26, 1917 at Craik, Saskatchewan to George and Marion Stewart. Doug was predeceased by his wife Inez; his parents; two step-brothers, Alec and Gordon Stronach; and one step-sister Betty Williams. Doug leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Marian (Wally) Campbell and Linda (Drew) McDonald, both of Medicine Hat; and one son, Douglas G. (Laura West) of Edmonton; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Stewart of Toronto; one sister-in-law, Iva Ogden of Medicine Hat; one step-sister-inlaw Ithun Stronach of Duncan, British Columbia; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Private Family Time of Remembrance will be held following cremation. Internment in the family plot in the Craik Cemetery will be held at a future date.
- Inez Luella Stewart passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the age of 80 years. She was the wife of Douglas Harry for 61 years, recently of Craik, formerly of Glen Harbour. She is survived by her husband, daughters Marian (Wally) Campbell & Linda (Drew) McDonald, son Douglas (Laura), 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren & sister Iva (Reg) Ogden. The Family Service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at the Craik Cemetery, with Rev. Louise Robson officiating.
- Gerald Milton. Always remember, Never forget, I'll love you forever, I'm so glad we met. Gerald Milton Stone, the fifth child of Peter Stone and Thea Holmlund, was born on the family farm, close to what is now Gardiner Dam on March 18, 1924. He passed away at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, on July 18, 2012 at the grand age of 88 years and 4 months. He leaves happy memories with his wife Dorothy and five children, Grant (Sharon), Karen (David), Howard (Dani), Heather (Bernie), and Darryl; eight grandchildren, Catherine (Courtice); Lisa (Scott), Michelle, and Kendra; Brandon (his mother Charlene and sister Jadelyn); Charles (Stacey), Jayson (Laura), and Denille (Shane); step-grandchildren, Michelle, Barclay, and Bradley Ostermann; great-granddaughters, Mckynlie and Hadleigh; siblings, Georgie Rowbotham, Ruth Meshke, Marjorie Steen, Jim (Nora) Stone and Maureen O'Shea; sister-in-law Margaret Stone, and brother-in-law Garth (Beckie) Lear. Close cousins remaining are Winona Taylor, Colleen Goossen, and Curtis, Eldon, Garry, and David Stone. Gerald was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Verna and Edna; brothers, Lloyd and Gordon; granddaughter Jennifer Smith; and brothers-in-law Bill Rowbotham, Mike Meshke, Gerald (Doc) O'Shea, Frank Wood, and Willis Steen. Gerald was a special uncle to his siblings' children, (Verna) Greg, Marcia, and Kathy; (Georgie) Will and Deborah; (Gordon) Barbara, Don, Barry, Lyle, and Brian; (Edna) Susan; (Ruth) Gerry, Geoffrey, Janice, and Jim; (Jim) Norine, Lindon, and Leah; (Maureen) Colleen, Lisa, Murray, and Bridget. Among many important people in his life, the family would especially like to thank Garry and Myrna Stone, Art Hauberg, Colin Bouchard, Elgin and Lillian Forster, and Wayne Guillet. Gerald's schooling took place at the rural schools of Stafford and Wheat Plains. In 1955, he obtained his Journeyman papers as an electrician while he apprenticed under Leo Rowley at Elrose and Lloyd Holland at Craik. His electrician skills were put to work when he was hired by the SSRID as Watermaster. He spent many hours monitoring the irrigation canal, which allowed him to meet and visit with his farmer friends. After retirement, his years were spent working around the farm, while continuing to come up with fantastic ways of improvising. Gerald began baking bread and adapted his mother's brown bread recipe. He generously shared his bread with family and friends, and even took part in trading with neighbours for eggs, buns and burgers. He was an avid cyclist and got a big kick out of going "canning" with his grandchildren when they were younger. Biking helped him manage the pain of an arthritic hip, and he was a common sight along Highways 219 and 44. He never went too far from home, but on a good day he would cover at least 20 kms. Gerald loved music and was known for whistling and singing wherever he went. He played many instruments including the piano, trumpet, saxophone and clarinet. We will miss him so much. Pedal On! Gerald has requested that there be no funeral service. In the fall, his family plan to have a gathering to celebrate his life. Family and friends will be notified of the date and venue at a later time.
- Dorothy Florence May Styles, of Craik, Sask. age 83 years passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16th, 2006. Dorothy is survived by her loving family: daughter Patricia Styles (Ed Luther) sons: Clifford (Carole) Styles & Wayne (Denise) Styles, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren also other family members. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Earl Styles on May 12th, 2001. The Celebration of Dorothy's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 20th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside in the Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask. (weather permitting, otherwise the service will be held at the Craik Legion Community Hall, Craik, Sask.)
- Kenneth Earl of Craik Sask., passed away May 12th, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Care Center after a long illness patiently borne, at the age of 82 years. Ken leaves to mourn his loving wife, Dorothy of almost 58 years, three children & their families: he was a devoted husband to Dorothy and a devoted father and grandfather to his children & grandchildren: daughter: Patricia (Ed) Luther: sons: Clifford (Carol) & Wayne (Denise), seven grandchildren, Cheryl, Ed (Amy), Brett, Andrew, Kirk (Adrienne), Mark & Kent: four great-grandchildren, Jason, Nick, Sarah & Justin. Sisters: Marjorie Patton of Moose Jaw: Dorothy Loverock of Regina & Jean Strange of Moose Jaw. Sisters & Brothers-in-law in England Lily Treweek, Frank & Vina Treweek & David & Cindy Treweek. Also numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Predeceased by his parents Ed & Ann Styles, two brothers in infancy, sister Evelyn and two brothers, Bill & Gordon, three sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law. Ken was born on April 9th, 1919 on the farm near Penzance, SK. He grew up in the area attending Sarnia, Rose Hill & Iduna schools. He enlisted in the army in 1941, serving with the 1st Canadian L. of C. Signals, R.C.C.S. in England, France, Belgium & Holland. He returned to Canada and was discharged in 1945. On June 20, 1943 he married his wife, Dorothy Treweek of Colchester, Essex, formerly of London, England. Following his return from overseas and the arrival of his family from Englund, they took up farming in the Holmsdale district, west of Craik, SK. Ken semi-retired in 1976 and moved into Craik. In 1990 Ken retired, and spent his time with family; fishing, golfing & gardening. The celebration of Ken's life service will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK, with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment, family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- Jack David Swanson of Craik Sask. age 69 years passed away suddenly on Monday Dec, 22nd. 2008 at his residence in Craik. Jack had been in poor health these last years in particular poor heart health. Jack is survived by his loving family: wife Grace; children, Carol Swanson, John (Nyree) Swanson, Laurie (Mark) Lindsay and Eric Swanson. Grandchildren: Tristan, Matthew & Eathan Swanson: Aaron Swanson; Noah & Jeremy Swanson: Connor & Lauren Swanson. Two Brothers Ivan (Edith) Swanson & Jim Swanson. Sisters-inlaw Shirley (Garry) Whitt: Claire Weinbender & Laura (Jack) Wippler. Jack was predeceased by his parents: Elsie & Arthur Swanson: In-laws William & Alice Moser: Sisters-in-law Evelyn & Agnes Swanson: Brothers-in-law Stan Weinbender and Howard Moser. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 30th. 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Craik Sask., with Rev. Father Neil Osiwoy officiating. Interment at a later date in the Family Plot Morse Cemetery Morse Sask. Jack was grateful for the fellowship of the A.A., with their help Jack celebrated 30 years of sobriety.
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- Jon (April 12, 1938 - May 14, 2013) of Craven, SK passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 75. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 53 years, Eileen; daughters Megan (Greg) Talbot, Paige (Reg) Russell, Sara (Nyle) Cockwill; and son Jeff (Lynn) Taylor; grandchildren David and Colin Talbot, Danny, Kevin and Elizabeth Russell, Taylor and Jackson Cockwill, Nik, Jocelyne and Andrea Taylor. At Jon's request, no funeral service will be held.
- Grace Viola (nee Willfong) passed on peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, November 17, 2002. Grace was born March 20, 1912 at Craik, Saskatchewan, the eldest of seven children in the family of Oliver and Bessie "Ethel" (nee McGregor) Willfong. Grace experienced and enjoyed all aspects of traditional prairie farm life - the chores on the home front, the long walks to a one-room school-house in all kinds of weather, caring for livestock and communion with the land. She was especially proud that she and her siblings exercised their imaginations to make playthings from everyday objects, such as dolls from cobs and stalks of corn. "Using the materials at hand" became a constant of her approach to living. The family later lived at Baildon, SK, then moved to Moose Jaw to partake of city life. Grace became a nanny and housekeeper for the Cronk family. While working as a waitress at Moose Jaw's well-known "Exchange Cafe", Grace met her husband-to-be, Robert Taylor, a recent arrival from Gainsborough, England. With the outbreak of World War II, Robert went into battle, leaving behind his beloved wife and small son, Robert Jr. During the war years, Grace became a popular and highly-regarded "tea-cup reader" at the Harwood Hotel. Robert returned from his tour of duty and the couple had a second son, Fred. Robert was shortly thereafter stricken with cancer and died in 1950. Grace became a devoted prototype of the single parent, centering all her interests and efforts on the nurturing and well-being of her two boys. She began working at Weston Bakeries in 1952, eventually attaining the position of forewoman in the decorating department. Grace transferred to Regina in 1965 when the company moved its operations from Moose Jaw. She remained with Weston's for a ten-year period in her adopted "hometown", retiring in 1975. During all those years at the bakeries in the two cities, Grace walked to work year-round, an echo of earlier times, when she made the trek of many miles to the one-room school house. In addition to doting on her sons and being completely enamored of her three grandchildren, Grace loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and reading. She tried her hand at landscape painting and was surprised and pleased at the favorable comments her efforts received. Although Grace did not make the trip to England to visit her husband Robert's family, a highlight occurred in the 1980's when she was able to meet a number of family members at a wedding in Ontario. Grace also relished memories of other holiday destinations, especially California, Minnesota, Manitoba, and her many vacations in British Columbia. Grace had an abiding faith in God, as espressed in the healing power of love. Predeceased by her husband, Robert; parents, Oliver and Bessie Willfong; two sisters, Helen Statham and Myrtle Miller; brothers-in-law, Ray Beaudette and Ernie Statham; Grace is survived by her sons, Bob and Fred, both of Regina; grandchildren, Eric and Lillian of Moose Jaw and Perry of Calgary; a sister, Bernice Beaudette on Duncan, B.C.; brothers, Murray Willfong (Mary); Harold Willfong (Joyce); and Glen Willfong (Delores), all of Moose Jaw; and numerous nieces, nephews and associated relatives, as well as special friends, Robin Berthelet and Sheila Hala. Also to be remembered are surviving in-laws in England. Appreciation is due to Grace's Regina neighbours, Mike and Kathy Stark, for their many considerations. Grace had high regard and special fondness for the staff of Parkside Extendicare in Regina, SK., particularly the "Special Needs" Unit. She expressed great appreciation for the kindness, affection and gentle care shown to her there. At Grace's request, a private family commemorative service will be held. Cremation.
- Esther Laura (nee Cardinell) of Craik Sask., age 94 years passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27th. in Oakville, Ontario.Esther is survived by her loving family: children, Irene (Bill) Shields; Jean (Eldon) Archibald & Gordon (Cathy) Thomson; 17 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren & 21 great great grandchildren. Three sisters: Alma, Mary & Lavina. Esther was predeceased by her loving husband James in 1942, her parents Wesley & Almyra Cardinell, four brothers, three sisters & granddaughter Judy Shields. The celebration of Esthers life funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, Sask. with Pastor Pat Ribey officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery Craik, Sask.
- Hilda Lillian "Betty". With great sadness we announce the passing of Hilda Lillian "Betty" Townsend on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 while a resident of Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, Sask. Betty was born in Ware, Hertfordshire, England on February 21, 1925. Betty moved to Canada as a "war bride" in 1939 settling in Saskatchewan with husband Harold. Betty was predeceased by Harold in November 2001. She was a caring and devoted wife and mother, who will be greatly missed by her son Roger; daughter-in-law Lynne; grandson Brian; granddaughter Cheryl; brother Charles (Mary) in England; special lifelong friend Vera Bentley in England; sisters-in-law Gloria (Chuck) Reid, Edna Plourde, Burna Storey, Alta McDonald; brother-in-law Gerry (Frances) Townsend; and her extended relatives in Canada. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2002 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church (135-109th Stret West) with the Rev. Colleen Stonehouse presiding. Private Cremation Committal will take place in the cemetery at Craik, Sask.
- Eunice Louise (nee Meshke) of Craik, Sask. age 87 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 25, 2009 at the Craik and Dist. Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Eunice is survived by her loving family: daughter, Sandra (Donald) O'Brien & son Terry (Heather). Grandchildren: Wanda Kellington, Donna (Perry) Libke, Michael (Melanie) O'Brien, Ryan Truber & Evan Truber. Great Grandchildren: Blair, Devan, Patti, Kirstan, Harley, Shaina, Cheya, Hayden & Kale: Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Eunice was predeceased by her parents, Mike & Louise Meshke, her loving husband Clifford, her daughter Faye, also seven sisters & four brothers. The Celebration of Eunice's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik Sask. With Worship Leader Hilda Dale officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik Sask. Hanson's Funeral Home, Davidson in care of arrangements.
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- Dorothy May "Elsie" (nee Lee) of Craik, SK, age 83 passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, SK. Dorothy is survived by her loving family, Larry (Linda) Vibert, Sharon (Ron) Bakken, Jim (Carol) Vibert and Jane Vibert; grandchildren, Terry (Derek), Michael (Joan), Stacy (Ronald), Tammy (Andrew), Kim, Kerry, J.J. (Andrea), Scott, Brittany and Kyle; greatgrandchildren, Nathan, Trenton, Alysha, Kenny, Andrew, Neghan, Joey, Ryan, Nicholas, Dallas, Chase, Jewel, Brandi, Evan, Joel and Cody; sisters, Catherine and Isabell; brother, Ken; niece, Vera (Art); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, George and Catherine Lee; husband, Oliver; brother, Art; and sister, Rose. The celebration of Dorothy's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Craik, SK at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Wells officiating. Additional seating for the service will be accommodated at the Craik Community Legion Hall. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery.
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- Donna (nee Bronson). The Community of Craik, Saskatchewan was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Donna Ware on Sunday, August 12, 2001. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. in Craik United Church. Rev. Louise Robson will officiate and interment will follow at Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Fred Ware; parents: Lee and Maude Bronson and sister Joyce.
- Arthur Frederick passed away on October 26, 2011 at his home in Craik. He was predeceased by his loving wife Opal, his parents Frederick and Mary, his siblings Elwin Watt and June Exelby. He is survived by his loving family Douglas (Helen), Ronald (Barbara), Frederick (Lynn), Duncan (Margaret) and Pamela Watt. He has 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Arthur was born September 14, 1925. He grew up on a farm in the Craik district and attended rural schools in the area. He joined the navy and served in W Commando 1943-1945. During his time in the navy he married his hometown sweetheart Opal Pound in Cornwallis Nova Scotia. Following the war they returned home to farm in Craik and resided there until their passing. Harvest was his favorite time of year. He spent hours watching combines, trucks and bins filling up. He always had a sharp mind and memory. He could debate everything whether it was sports, politics, history or the economy. He could remember weather back to when he started farming or before. Arthur was a loving husband and father and an irreplaceable grandfather. Arthur was many things to many people and will be fondly remembered by those whose lives he touched. A celebration of Art's life will be held Sunday October 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Craik Legion Hall. A private family interment will be held at the family plot in the Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Opal Jane Watt (nee Pound) passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Craik Health Center on June 23rd, 2002. She was predeceased by her parents William & Jessie Pound and her siblings Donald, Joseph, Pearl & Ruby. She is survived by her loving family: Husband, Arthur Watt, children, Douglas (Helen): Ronald (Barbara): Frederick (Lynn): Duncan (Margaret) & Pamela Watt: her grandchildren: Corrine (Dennis): Craig (Andrea) Andrea (J.J.): AndreaJennifer (Wyatt): Brian (Marie): Jody (Jason): Trudy: Trisha: Sheyla: Ryan: Ronelle: Jessie: Hubert: Megan/Sara & Emily: great grandchildren: William: Tristan: Joel: Fiona: Conner & Alexis. Opal was born in Aylesbury on November 10, 1923. She grew up on a farm in the Foxbury district and attended rural schools in the area. After high school she joined they navy as a member of WRCNS, where she served her country faithfully from 1943-1945. During her time in the navy she married her home town sweetheart Arthur Watt in Cornwallis Nova Scotia on December 27th, 1944. They have been happily married for fifty seven years, and will be always together in their hearts. Opal spent the majority of her life on the farm where she routinely adopted strays of all sorts. Opal was a great lover of nature and could often be found sitting on the steps enjoying the outdoors. Opal was also a lover of words, she spent countless hours chasing them through book after book of word searches. Opal was a loving wife & mother as well as an irreplaceable grandmother. Opal was many things to many people, she will be fondly remembered & forever cherished by those whose lives she touched. The celebration of Opal's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 27th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church Craik Sask. with Pastor Virginia Sisson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Arnold Ted (January 31, 1932 - December 21, 2013). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Arnold Ted Wegner of Craik, Saskatchewan. Arnold was born on the Kinney Farm near Tugaske, SK on January 31st, 1932. Arnold was born to Emil and Olga Wegner and grew up with siblings Arthur and Lesa. Arnold married Marieanne Schneider in July 1956 and together they raised five children; Mark, Wanda, Glenda, Colette and Lorna. Dad's path through life was farming, 1st alongside with his father and later with his son and grandsons. Dad enjoyed golfing, curling, card playing and his daily trips to town for coffee. Dad was an avid past member of Craik Lions Club. Camping trips to Emma Lake allowed Dad to reconnect with family and extended family and hit the greens at the Emma Lake Golf course. Arnold's memory will be cherished by his wife, Marieanne, son Mark (Teresa) Michael, Brian & Stephanie; daughters Wanda Harder (Brad) Wayd & Brittany; Glenda Sekulich (Darin) Janelle, Cory and special friend Sarah; Colette (Craig McCallum) and Lorna Hodges (Gary) Hayden & Quinn. Six great grandchildren: Kaylee, Oaklynn, Rayleigh, Cohen, Damien and Gage. Family and friends are invited to join the family for the funeral service on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK.
- David Allan, late of Craven, SK passed away on December 6, 2003 at the age of 60. Dave was born and raised in Craik, SK; as a young man he started working for the Co-op Lumber Yard in various Saskatchewan towns and ended up retiring from Molson Breweries. In 1972, he married his true love Lynne (nee Davies) and they celebrated 27 years of marriage and raised two daughters. His family referred to him as "Davy Crockett" as he had a great love for nature and his animals. The sudden death of his wife Lynne in 1999 broke his heart. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Loreena, a son-in-law Ryan and the light of his life, his grandson Simon Joshua Buhl of Saskatoon; daughter Glenna and son-in-law Barry Bundus of Regina; sisters Irene McLean of Calgary, Betty Cappelle of Arborfield, Lydia (Lorne) Vineyard of Arborfield and Louise (Kerry) Taylor of Swift Current; Lynne's family: Brenda (George) Fensom of Kelliher, Bentley (Sharon) Davies of Toronto; Evan (Janey) Davies of Regina Beach; Don Patterson of Disley, Ron (Shelly) Patterson of Craven and Warren Wild of Silton; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; special friends Joy Bradley and Ken and Isabel Wingert. Dave was predeceased by his wife, Lynne; parents, Henry and Agatha Weideman; parents-in-law, Haydn Davies; Phyllis and Bruce Patterson; brothers-inlaw: Harold Cappelle and Howard McLean; sister-in-law Heather Wild; and godson Jeff Taylor. Cremation. A private family service will be held at a later date.
- Ruby (nee Fuerstein) passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Regina, SK at the age of 96 years. She was born in Weldon, SK and formerly from Craik, SK. She was predeceased by her first husband Harold Hattle; second husband Ed Weisbrodt; parents Fred and May Fuerstein; and six siblings. Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Florence (Elmer) Herman; grandchildren Cathy (Lyle) Sandercock, Colleen (Garth) Sutter, Kevin Herman, Blain Herman and Maureen (Cory) Wilde; great-grandchildren Brill, Carly, Rhett, Carter, Tianna and Drew; brother Gary Fuerstein; sister Winnie Taylor; sister-in-law Naomi Hattle; stepchildren Bev and Larry Weisbrodt; as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She lived for her family and will be dearly missed by them all. The family wishes to thank the staff of Qu'Appelle House for their care and compassion. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
- Edwin Ernest, age 79 years of Craik, Sask. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 2007 at the Craik & District Health Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Edwin was predeceased by his wife Edith, parents Frank & Mae Wells & sister Ileene. Edwin is survived by his loving family: special friend & companion Ruth Meshke, brother Mel (Denise), sister Audrey (Allan) Young, also nieces, nephews & other family members. The celebration of Edwin's life funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 28th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Graveside Craik Cemetery Craik, Sask.
- Gladys "Girlie" passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at William Booth Special Care Home, Regina at the age of 63 years, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Craik, Saskatchewan, later making her home in Edmonton, AB where she was employed for twenty years at Sobey's West Food Distributors. Due to ill health she returned to Saskatchewan and has resided in Regina for the past fourteen months. Gladys was predceased by her parents William and Katie Weninger; brothers, George, Doug, Bill and brother-in-law Garnett Fielder. She is survived by two sisters, Eileen Fielder of Spalding, SK, Carol (Harry) Beblow of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Desmond G. Patton officiating. Interment to follow at Craik Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to Rae Letain and her staff at Palliative Home Care and also the staff at William Booth Special Care Home.
- Irene (nee Miller). It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Irene; wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Surrounded by love, Irene passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010. Her parents Henry and Lydia Miller; and mother-in-law Grace Sinclair predeceased Irene. She leaves her devoted husband of 59 years, Bill; their children Tom (Jean) White, Orville (Darlene) White, Pat White, Debbie (Gary) Gelsinger, Harvey (Carmen) White; ten grandchildren Nicole (Julie), Amanda (Chad), David (Kristen), Tamara (Troy), Daniel (Sarah), Michael, Zach, Kailla, Kristopher, and Tanner; three great granddaughters Hayley, Bentley and Easton; and her grand puppies Shannon, Marvin, Daytona, Sammi, Rylee and Mortimer to cherish her memory. Irene is survived by one sister and two brothers. Irene was born on December 2, 1934 in Craik, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the family farm south of Craik. At the young age of 12, she began cooking and providing meals for thrashing crews during the prairie harvest. During her marriage she worked outside the home at several different jobs. She started her favourite job when she stayed at home to baby-sit her grandchildren, which gave her a special appreciation of their individual personalities. Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who found her greatest pleasures in life were those occasions which brought her family together. She also enjoyed inviting friends to sample her cooking and baking skills. Irene was selfless in the love and support she provided to her family. Irene's family would like to extend a special thanks to EMS, Regina General Hospital ER and MPICU nurses and doctors for their care and support.
- Regina Kathleen (nee Burkart), October 12, 1926 - September 14, 2005. Regina was born on the family farm east of Holdfast, SK. She passed away at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, SK. Regina was in the middle of a family of eleven children, born to Michael and Rosa Burkart. Reg was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Rosa; brother, Joe; sister, Mary; and her loving husband, Bert in July of 1996. She is survived by her loving family, son, Rick (Deb) and children, Danielle and Russ; Lori (Geoff) Booth and children, Jennifer and Dane; also Jennifer and Dane's father, Gordon Sharp, a special friend to mom; sisters, Dot, Helen and Kay (Jack) Ohara; brothers, Nick (Chris), Albert (Louella), Danny (Lillian) Gabe and Rudy; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Reg was a good ball player and a bit of a free spirit, leaving Holdfast at 16 to live and work in Regina. Her first job was waiting tables at the Simpson Sears Cafeteria in Regina. She met Bert in Craik in 1948 while working at the Craik Cafe. The first time she met Bert she thought he was a bit too outgoing. The first time dad met her, he bounded out of the cafe and saw Ruby and Dave Watkins, who were on the sidewalk. Bert said to them, I'm going to marry that girl. They were married in Bowbells, North Dakota, February 18, 1950. Mom said she was the only girl dumb enought to catch pitches for Hazel Measner. Hazel went on to pitch for the Rockford Peaches in the AAW Baseball League. Together Reg and Bert built a beautiful farm. They raised two grateful children and four wonderful grandchildren. Anyone who was lucky enough to be invited in for dinner or supper at Mom's table will never forget the delicious meals and the good humor and love that filled our kitchen. Over the years she fed hundreds of men and was like a mother to more than a few. Some men came back year after year. She prepared thousands of meals, lunches and snacks for two grateful kids, while taking care of dad and the hired men for seven months every year. Her Saskatoon pies, cookies, cakes and special desserts were the talk of the town. Mom enjoyed her garden tending to her apple trees and picking Saskatoons. Mom and dad spent 22 winters in Hawaii together until Dad's untimely death in 1996. The beauty and adventure they faced together in that paradise, added great happiness to their lives. These memories are special for us today in large part because of the wonderful times we had with our parents. Mom had a good life and she made a lot of people feel better for having known her and her loving and caring ways. The Celebration of Regina's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, SK with celebrant Rev. Father Arnolfo Sisson officiating. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
- Don. The family of Don Wilson is thankful for the long, full life of their father, grandfather and great grandfather and are saddened by his passing that occurred peacefully on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at The Prairie Spring Care Home in Saskatoon. He was 94 years of age. Don was born in Craik, SK on November 11th, 1911. Graduated from the U of S and enjoyed a successful teaching career around the province. In 1943 the family moved to Saskatoon and a teaching job at City Park Collegiate. Don taught at City Park for 31 years finishing as principal in 1974. A favorite teacher of many; ex students and acquaintances always had kind praise for Don. Don enjoyed many sports all his life and won the Canadian Sr. Curling title in 1968. His curling team is in the Saskatoon Hall Of Fame. He golfed until he was 90 at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club and was made an honorary lifetime member. Don was predeceased by his beloved wife, Gertie in 1993. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Marj (Don) Featherstone of Saskatoon and Mary (Bob) Kochorek of Windermere, BC. Also grandchildren, Trish (Bruce) Maxwell, Dyan (Lonny) Haux and Patrick (Lamise), Michael and Robin Kochorek. Don had seven great grandchildren. Don is survived by a sister, Gladys McLean of Nanaimo, BC and a brother, Gordon Wilson of Marysville, BC. Many thanks for the special and loving care that the staff at Prairie Spring Care Home gave Don and especially in the final weeks of his life. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 17th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th Street turn right before the railway tracks) with Reverend Dr. Ivan Wilson. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Arnie Wright of Craik, Sask., age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Regina General Hospital. Arnie is survived by his loving family: wife, Barbara; children, Mauren Kirby, Cheryl (Lloyd) Meshka and Kevin (Debbie) Wright; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Wright; mother-in-law, Bella Howarth and other family members. Arnie was predeceased by his parents, Arlo and Clara Wright; sister, Etta Simon and brother-in-law, Andrew Simon; grandson, Douglas, sister-in-law Muriel Howarth and father-in-law Brakeland Howarth. The Celebration of Arnie's Life Funeral Service will be held at the Graveside, Family Plot, Craik Community Cemetery on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., worship leader Hilda Dale officiating. All are invited to join with the family for lunch and fellowship at the Craik Community Legion Hall following the Funeral Service.
- Dorothy Margaret Thomas Wright (November 1, 1929 - August 24, 2011). Dorothy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at the age of 81. Predeceased by her first husband Adam Thomas; Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Frank Wright of Craik SK; her daughter Brenda (Glenn) Miller of Regina; two grandchildren, Britton (Alexei) of Melville, and Brett (Lindsey) of Regina; as well as several nieces and nephews. Following her retirement from teaching, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, travelling, socializing with her friends, as well as spending many hours volunteering with the Craik Museum. Funeral Service will be held at the Craik United Church on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Hilda Dale officiating. Interment at a later date.
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- Gladys Alta (nee Kyllo), born January 28, 1912 in Craik, SK., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 in Regina, SK. Predeceased by her parents, Gunder and Gonelia Kyllo; husband, William Zurif; brother, Perry Kyllo; sisters, Marget Brooks and Marion Doull; and nephew, Grant Kyllo; Gladys is survived by her daughter, Myrna Khalid; her grandchildren, Zina, Khalid and Hisham Khalid; and her nephews, Delmar, Glen, Ron and Cameron Brooks, Don and Lorne Kyllo of B.C. Engaged and engaging till the end, Gladys was known to be nothing short of a phenomenon. She attended Scott Collegiate and Normal School in Regina, met her husband William Zurif, a CPR relief agent, and followed him throughout the province, teaching at various local schools. Gladys had a natural gift for music, which along with her faith, was a constant throughout her long, fulfilled life. We will miss her quick wit, her relentless curiosity, and her entertaining stories of a lifetime spent in the prairie towns of Saskatchewan. Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Jack Oglesby, officiating. Interment to follow in Estevan City Cemetery with Doug Third, officiating.