Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Craven, Saskatchewan

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ALLAN - Gertrude "Gertie" (nee Day), late of Regina and Vernon, BC, passed away at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, on Friday March 9, 2001. Gertie was born on July 23, 1916, in a cottage on her parent's farm at Craven. She attended Burnside and Reliance Schools. Gertie worked for Social Services for 35 years. Predeceased by her husband Thomas and parents Elizabeth and Stanley Day, she will be sadly missed by her sister Kathleen Hodel of Vernon, BC; her sister-in-law Jean Beattie of Regina; nieces, nephews; extended family and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, March 17th, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

ANDERSON - Winnifred Blanche (nee Neison). Blanche died peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital on March 6, 2005. Blanche was predeceased by her father George Sutherland Neison; her mother Florence Louise Neison; brothers William and Alfred (Jock) Neison; and sister F. Frances Marshall. She is also predeceased by her first husband John Brackenridge Semple and her second husband Marshall Dale Anderson. Blanche is survived by her two daughters Mary (Joe) Bernhardt; and Helen (Gary) Marcotte; four sons Bill Semple, Gavin (Annette) Semple, Jim (Linda) Semple and Jack (Tara) Semple. She is also survived by her two step daughters Alice (Willie) Kammer and Laura (Dean) Pylypuk; two step sons Charlie (Marian) Anderson and Dale (Betty) Anderson. Blanche is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild; also survived by her sister Frances Marshall's family. Blanche was born to George and Florence Neison of Zehner on August 15, 1918. She attended Braemar School in the Zehner District. Blanche married John Semple on July 20, 1940 and moved to the Craven District, SK where they raised a family of six children. She loved farm life where she could enjoy all of the wonders of nature. She especially enjoyed walks to the valley where she could enjoy the wild flowers, trees, and animals. Blanche made a lot of sacrifices for our family of eight. Although she had no conveniences like running water or electricity, she never complained. She was always positive and always thinking of others. Twenty-one years after Blanche's first husband John passed away, she married Marshall Anderson and moved to Raymore. She loved the Raymore community, her new found friends, and especially the Anderson family. After Marshall's passing, she moved into the Marian Chateau in Regina where she lived until she moved into the Precious Memories Special Care Home. Among her many friends were the members of the Piapot First Nations and the various church groups to which she was a member. A CELEBRATION OF BLANCHE'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy # 1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

ANDREW - Marion Lenore Andrew (nee Stone) was born January 7, 1922 on the family farm near Strongfield, SK and died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Marion is survived by her husband, Bill of Craven, SK; daughter, Sylvia (Wayne Wormald) Andrew and grandsons, Ted and Will, all of Simcoe, ON; brothers and sisters, Glenna (Cliff Salahub) of Sechelt, BC, Curtis Stone of Lethbridge, AB, Winona (Murray Taylor) of Borden, SK, Colleen (George Goossen) of Victoria, BC, Eldon Stone (Darlene) of Logan Lake, BC, Gary Stone (Myrna) of Strongfield, SK, David Stone (Beverly) of Coaldale, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Marion was predeceased by her parents Paul and Beda Stone; her brothers, Roger and Mitchell; and sister Corinne. A celebration of Marion's life will be held in July.

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BLENDER - Dan Blender of Calgary, passed away at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home on Wednesday, September 24, 2003, at the age of 93 years. Dan will be lovingly remembered by: his daughters, Audrey (Barrie) Templeton of Calgary and Lois (Dalton) Wilson of Didsbury; his grandchildren, Susan (Gordon) of Vancouver, Mark of Calgary, Michael (Sarah) of Red Deer and Jill of Calgary; and his greatgrandchildren, Kristin, Derek, Jessica, Rikki and Cole all of Vancouver. He will also be lovingly remembered by: his brothers, Michael (Alma) Blender of Chesley, ON, Jack Blender of Regina, SK; and his sister Anne Besse. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Herta, his parents, Anton and Marie, eight brothers and two sisters. Dan was born in Romania, immigrated to Canada in 1914 and was raised in Lumdsen, SK. There he met and married his late wife, Herta in 1942 and together they raised their family in Craven, SK, before retiring in 1974 and later moved to Calgary in 1985. Dan will be sadly missed by family and friends. A special thank you to the care givers of the Cedars Villa Nursing Home for their care and compassion. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, September 29, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.

BLENDER - GEORGE passed away Thursday March 8, 2001 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Center. Born March 29, 1915 in Edenwold. Predeceased by his parents Anton and Mary, six brothers and one sister. George leaves to mourn Muriel his loving wife of 58 years, one son Gerald (Lynne) of Port Alberni, B.C., two daughters Linda Williams of Saskatoon and Gloria (Jack) Smith of Balcarres, grandchildren Karen (Steve) Rathbone, David Blender, Christy (Chris) Hartman, Dale (Sue) Williams, Scott (Sandra) Williams, Kami (Kelly) Figgitt and Keri (Mike) Mattern, seven great grandchildren, brothers Dan (Herta) of Calgary, Bill of Edmonton, Jack (Kay) of Regina and Mike (Alma) of Chesley, Ont., sisters Annie Besse of Edmonton and Helen Taylor of Chesley, Ont. Life member of 100F Lodge, member of Craven Elks at the time of his passing. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 2 PM from St. Andrews United Church, Lumsden. Interment Craven Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Balcarres Integrated Care Center for their compassion and kindness they showed towards our loved one.

BLENDER - Herta Blender, beloved wife of Dan of Calgary, passed away at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at the age of 84 years. Besides her loving husband, Herta will be dearly missed by her daughters: Audrey (Barrie) Templeton of Calgary and Lois (Dalton) Wilson of Didsbury, her four grandchildren: Susan (Gordon) of Vancouver, Mark and Jill of Calgary and Michael of Didsbury as well as five great-grandchildren: Kristin, Derek, Jessica, Rikki and Cole all of Vancouver. She was predeceased by her four brothers. Herta was born and raised in Silton, Saskatchewan where she met and married her husband Dan in 1942, they then resided in Craven, Saskatchewan to raise their family. Herta retired in 1969 in Lumsden, Saskatchewan and later in Calgary. She will be sadly missed by all who touched her life. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, January 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.

BLENDER - Jack Dennis. It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Blender announces his passing peacefully in his sleep on August 31, 2008 at the age of 86. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife Katherine (nee Eiswerth), his parents Anton and Mary, brothers Alex, Bill, Dan, George, John, Michael, Nick, Pete, Sonny, and Ted, Sisters Eva, Helen, and Anna. Left to mourn his loss are his daughter Pamela Braly, son-in-law Hunt Braly and granddaughters Alexandra, and Morgan Lee, plus numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and dear friends. Jack grew up at Craven. He served in WW II overseas. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Returning from overseas he married the love of his life; Katherine. He worked for a few years at the cement plant in Regina and then be became a postal carrier in 1958 until his retirement in 1983. Jack and Katherine cherished all the wonderful summers they spent at their cabin on Mission Lake at Lebret and all the dear friends they made there over the years. Jack was a charmer with a wonderful sense of humor and wit. Singing was one of the greatest joys in his life, as well as visiting and spending time with family and friends. A very special thank you to the doctors and staff at Balcarres Integrated Care Center. A Prayer Service will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK. at 7:00 PM on Thursday September 4, 2008. A private interment will take place on Friday September 5, 2008.

BLENDER - Muriel (nee Russell) passed away peacefully Wednesday May 9, 2007 at the Pasqua Hospital. Born August 13, 1922 in Regina. Predeceased by her loving husband George (2001), her parents John and Mae Russell and brother James. Muriel leaves to cherish her memory her son Gerry (Lynne) of Port Alberni, B.C., daughters Linda Williams of Saskatoon and Gloria (Jack) Smith of Balcarres, grandchildren Karen (Steve) Rathbone, David (Chelsea) Blender, Christy (Chris) Hartman, Dale (Sue) Williams, Scott Williams, Kami (Craig) Vopni, Keri (Mike) Mattern, twelve great grandchildren, sister Annie (Bea) Thorwaldson, brother Wilson (June) Russell, special friends John and Sue Langford and family. After graduating high school, Muriel attended secretarial school and worked for one year before marrying George and settling at Craven running the market garden. Muriel's greatest joys in life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. After retirement many winters were spent in Arizona where many dear friendships were made. Her sense of humor and quick wit will be sadly missed. Heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff of units 4A and 4B of the Pasqua Hospital, for the compassion and kindness they showed towards our loved one. Muriel was a lifetime member of The Rebecca Lodge. Memorial Service will be held on Monday May 14, 2007 at 2 PM at St. Andrews United Church, Lumsden. Interment Craven Cemetery.

BONKOWSKI - Evelyn (nee Cooper) of Craven, Sask. On March 27th, a proud and dignified lady passed away peacefully after a brief illness with cancer. Evelyn was predeceased by her father and mother Arthur and Elsie Cooper, step brothers Maurice Booth, Maurice Cooper, Don Cooper, Reg Cooper, Arthur (Fred) Cooper, and Les Cooper. She is survived by her beloved husband Carl, daughter Cathy (Marty) Nervick, of Craven, son David, of Craven, sisters Winnifred Garner, Spiritwood, Marion (Grant) Galbraith of Oak Lake MB., Margaret (Ken) of Balcarres, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK., with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, SK.

BROWN - Katherine (nee Kozak) of Craven passed away January 4, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband George, parents Anna and Harry Kozak, siblings John, Mary and Pete, stepson Don and wife Jerry, stepdaughter-in-law Vi, brothers-in-law Alf (Mary), Norman (Rose), sister-in-law Ollie (John). She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Joyce (Wayne) Clatworthy, Linda (Tim) Gienow, son Al (Sandra, and stepson Ray (Rita), eight grandchildren Angela (Travis) Besanger, Melanie (Jaret) McDonald, Wayne (Tracy) Gienow, Dianne, Adam (Hai) Clatworthy, Debbie (Peter), Chad Gienow and Christopher Gienow, one great grandchild Jordanne Gienow, sister Rose Bellamy, special friends and numerous family members. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in the Craven Community Hall. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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CLARK - Grace Elva (nee Denzin), late of Craven, SK. Jesus reached down and gently took her in His arms at the age of 79 on Tuesday, March 2, 2004. Loving wife of William David Albert Clark; caring mother of Wesley, James and Carol and Gordon Burke; dear grandmother of Daniel, Andrea, Meaghan and Joseph Burke and Rory and Brendan Clark. Predeceased by her loving husband, Bert and her brother Vernon. A Visitation for family and friends will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Friday, March 5, 2004 in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Avenue, Regina. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 6, 2004 in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Tregarva Cemetery.

CLATWORTHY - Clifford James of Regina Pioneer Village and formerly of Craven passed away November 19, 2003 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his son Allan, sister Gladys and brother Harold (Agnes). He leaves to cherish his memory, Gertie his loving wife of 68 years, daughters Dawn (Bert) Lindemann, Irene (John) Nightingale and son Wayne (Joyce), eight grandchildren, Kim (Rob) Lewis, Sheri (Doug) Sentes, Jeff (Angela) Lindemann, Laurie Nightingale, Jennifer (Jason) Wesdyk, Angela (Travis) Besanger, Melanie (Jaret) McDonald and Adam Clatworthy (Hai Vu), four great grandchildren, Shae-Lynn, Rylan, Austin Sentes, and Katie Lindemann, sisters in law Lottie Thomas and Edna Hibbert, special friend Jeanette Britton, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday November 24, 2003 at 11 AM from Regina Pioneer Village, 430 Pioneer Drive. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Interment: Longlaketon Cemetery.

CLATWORTHY - Gertrude Anne of Regina Pioneer Village and formerly of Craven passed away December 6, 2004 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Clifford, son Allan, siblings Cyecil, Dorothy, Edward, Mary, George, Cecil and Margaret, brother-in-law Harold (Agnes), sister-in-law Gladys. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters Dawn (Bert) Lindemann, Irene (John) Nightingale and son Wayne (Joyce), eight grandchildren Kim (Rob) Lewis, Sheri (Doug) Sentes, Jeff (Angela) Lindemann, Laurie (Del) Zacharias, Jennifer (Jason) Wesdyk, Angela (Travis) Besanger, Melanie (Jaret) McDonald and Adam Clatworthy (Hai Vu), five great grandchildren Shae-Lynn, Rylan and Austin Sentes, Katie Lindemann and Ethan Lewis, sisters Lottie Thomas and Edna Hibbert, special friend Jeanette Britton, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2004 at 1 PM from Pioneer Village, 430 Pioneer Drive, Regina. Interment Longlaketon Cemetery.

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DENCH - Jean Helen (nee Lindsay-Ewing). Memorial Services will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens on June 22, 2002 at 11 AM, open to family and friends. Jean was born June 20, 1927 to Helen and James Lindsay-Ewing of Kennel district - Craven, Sask. Jean passed from this life on January 8, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona where she managed the family business for many years. She was a remarkably hard worker, and will be remembered for her generous spirit and hospitality. Jean was predeceased by her husband Jack Dench in 1990, by her mother in 1930, her father in 1942, sisters Daisy Dunsmore in 1992 and Isabell Zerr in 1993. Jean is survived by two sons, Jon and Joel, and two grandsons, all of Phoenix; sisters Muriel Lindsay-Ewing of Regina and Mae Krogsgaard of Boston Bar, B.C.; brothers-in-law Sebastian Zerr and Borden Krogsgaard, and many nieces and nephews.

DOEGE - Elizabeth (July 15, 1921 - June 3, 2012). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Doege on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband Walter; her parents; one sister and four brothers. Left to cherish her memories are her sons Richard (Lynn), Ken (Arlene), Clayton (Brenda); daughters Bernice, Phyllis (Ross); eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her three sisters Christine, Agnes (Pete) and Mary (Frank). Elizabeth was born and raised in the Silton area and she married Walter in 1943 and moved to Craven where they raised five children. Elizabeth dedicated her life to raising her family and in her later years enjoyed a brief career at Sears. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Good Samaritan R.C. Church, 425 Broad St. N., Regina, SK on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Nguyen, officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.

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EBERTS - Timothy David. On Friday, December 1, 2006 Timothy David Eberts, late of Craven, SK passed away at the age of 46 years. He is predeceased by his mother Cecilia; mother and father-in-law Agnes and Calvin Irvin; Gordon Irvin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tim is survived by his wife Jeanette; children Renee, Amanda and Cody; father John(Donna Whitta); brother Ron; sister Marilyn (Tom) Wickenheiser; bothers Gordon, Leonard (Rhonda) and Johnny (Susan) and numerous nieces and nephews and his dog Hooch. Tim always put his children and family first. He enjoyed hauling heavy equipment, driving truck, spending time working on his acreage, caring for his horses and was a real cowboy. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Ken Koep officiating.

EDGINGTON - Edna (nee Tiefenbach). Edna's battle with liver cancer ended peacefully in her sleep with her son and caregiver Brian by her side. Edna was born and raised in Craven District, SK and was the eldest of four children. Predeceased by Edna is her husband Bill; son Kevin; parents Bill and Annie Tiefenbach. Left to mourn her loss are her loving sons Ken (Rose) of Winnipeg, MB, Robert of Baltimore, MD and Brian of Regina, SK; brothers Elmer (Eileen) Tiefenbach of Regina and Willy Tiefenbach of Regina; sisters Evelyn Gorius of Langley, BC. Edna was a multitalented woman, from playing guitar and singing on CKRM Radio when she was a young woman to raising and nurturing a family of four boys. Edna will be remembered and loved by all who knew her kind way and loving heart. Her loving hands prepared many good meals that were enjoyed by all. Her biggest ambition of becoming a nurse was never recognized; instead she married and poured her life into raising and maintaining a family often making personal sacrifices for the comfort and well being of her boys. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic for their kindness and understanding. At Edna's request there will be no service but a Celebration's of Edna's Life will take place at a later date.

EK - Gordon Edward Ek, aged 78 years, of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 8th, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lee Funeral Home Chapel, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Pastor Henry Murray officiating. Burial will take place in Craven Cemetery, Craven, SK at a later date. Legion rites will be conducted. Gordon was predeceased by 2 sons: Perry in infancy and Rick in 1984; and his wife, Phyllis in 1988; 2 brothers: Don and Fred. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter, Kathy Campbell and her husband Don and their children: Traci, Greg (Gina), David (Jessica) and great granddaughter August Marie; his daughter, Merren Fleming and her husband Jack and their children: Chelsea (Greg), Jenna, and Joshua; and his son, Ted: mother-in-law, Clara Burke; sister-in-law, Shirley Ek; and numerous other relatives.

ELIASON - Helen Eileen Foster Eliason passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2011 while a resident in the Lumsden Heritage Home. She was born on the family farm seven miles north of Craven on July 23, 1928. Predeceased by her first husband Ralph Foster and second husband Donald Eliason, Helen will be lovingly remembered by her son Steven of Craven and son Peter (Sandra) Foster of Craven and their daughter Jacqueline of Calgary; sister Hilda Yablonski of Meadow Lake and will be sorely missed by her extended family and many special nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held in the Craven community at a later date. Special mention to the absolutely wonderful caregivers of the Lumsden Heritage Home as well as the Two Spirit Country Care Home for allowing Mom to live and end her life with dignity.

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FISHER - Eliza "Beth" Mary (nee Small). Peacefully with family by her side, Eliza "Beth" of Lumsden passed away in the early morning of December 30, 2008. Beth was born on December 6, 1922 to John and Viola Small on the family farm near Craven where she grew up. In 1946, she married Joseph Manley Fisher of the Gibbs district and together they had two sons, Warren and Jim. Beth and Manley took over the Fisher family dairy and farmed together for 29 years before retiring to Shellbrook in 1975. Beth was a woman of great commitment, strength and perseverance, dedicated first and foremost to her family. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, gardening and time with her family. Predeceased by her husband Manley in 1997 and her parents John and Viola Small, Beth's life is cherished and remembered by sons Warren (Karen) Fisher of Lumsden and Jim (Deanna) Fisher of Shellbrook, grandchildren Deanna (Dean Unruh) of Calgary, Michelle (Jim) Markatos of Regina, Darryl (Andrea) Fisher of Bulyea, Chad (Becky) Fisher of Shellbrook and Ryan (Jennifer) Fisher of Bulyea and great grandchildren Jessica, Hillary, Caroline, Emma, Cosmas, Elizabeth, Maximos, Joel, Kendra, Rhae, Gavin and Cole. She is also remembered by sisters Jean Ollinger and Nellie Sorenson, brothers Sam (Evelyn) Small and Bill (Agnes) Small, sister-in-law Bertha Parkin and many nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday January 3, 2009 at 2 PM at Rock of the Valley Community Church, 10 Short Street, Lumsden with Pastor Darcy Nafe officiating.

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GARDINER - Leonard Archibald. We announce the passing of Leonard Archibald "Len" Gardiner on 31 July 2003 in Nanaimo at the age of 77 years. Len amazed everyone with his many medical recoveries, but finally succumbed to congestive heart failure. He leaves to mourn his wife Dorothy Thomas of Nanaimo; his dog Carmen; his children Jonathan (Helma) Gardiner, Calgary; Lee Earnshaw, Belton, TX; Gerard (Jacquie) Gardiner, Saskatoon; step-children Jeff Coutts, Regina; Thelma (Antonio) Coutts, Munich; Sandra (Gordon) Bartlett, Toronto; David (Diane) Coutts, Toronto; Ron (Sheila) Coutts, Regina; Angie (Allan) Santo, Regina; Charlotte Bilinski, Regina; Rob (Denise) Bilinski, Regina; Karina Bilinski, Regina; and Paula Bilinski, Regina. In addition, Len enjoyed the company of his Grandchildren Lindy (Nick) & Ryan Earnshaw, Jessie & Caelia & Lauren Gardiner, Wilson Coutts, Renee Bartlett, Erica & Bryan Coutts, Petra & Ryan Coutts, Tia Santo, Kristie Bilinski, Tasha & Jeff Bilinski, Tara-Lynn Hack & Dustin Bilinski. Len worked as a Mechanical Engineer in England, Ireland and India before emigrating to Canada in 1965. He resided in Montreal and Glace Bay, NS before moving to Regina in 1970. He was predeceased by his first Granddaughter Terrill Earnshaw and his wife Roisin in 1981; his mother Florence Gardiner in 1982; and his cousin Ellen (Katie) Page in 1999. He remarried in 1982 to Lucille, and they spent a number of years living and working in California. They returned to Canada and settled in Craven. In 1998, Len was predeceased by Lucille. The following year, Len moved to Regina to be with Dorothy, then they relocated to Vancouver Island in 2001. Len had an enduring passion for cars, his community and, in the last few years, for writing his memoirs. His wit, practicality and sense of humour touched his family, friends, neighbours and colleagues wherever he worked and resided. A celebration of Len's life will be held at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Center, 2900-13th Ave, Regina, Come & Go from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by the interment in Craven.

GIENOW - Dorothy of Lumsden and District Heritage Home passed away December 30, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Ralph, her daughter Jeanie and her parents. She leaves to mourn her sons Ralph (Annette) and Doug (Dianne), daughter Nancy, sister Kathleen, 13 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 2:00 pm at the Lumsden United Church, Rev Jamie Bushell officiating. Private family internment at Craven Cemetery. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements. Flowers gratefully declined. The family wishes to thank Dr. Russell Knaus and the management and staff of the Heritage Home for the wonderful care extended to Dorothy during her 14 years at the Home, and to her husband Ralph during his short 2 year stay.

GIENOW -Douglas Bruce, of Craven, Sask., passed away peacefully on October 15, 2014. He was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on August 19, 1944 to Ralph and Dorothy (nee Martin) Gienow. Helping family and friends was Doug's life and what he cared about most. He would always lend a helping hand. He enjoyed shuffleboard outings, keeping up his tomato patch, plowing the fields and installing flooring. Doug was happiest keeping busy. Doug lived a full life and has touched more lives than one can count. He will be forever missed by all of his family and friends. Doug will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years Dianne (nee Downie); his sons and their families, Tim (Linda) {Wayne (Tracy) [Jordanne, Autumn, Noah], Chad, Christopher}; Wayne; Jeff (Adele) {Nicholas, Alyx, Avery}; and Kevin (Donnette) {Tristin, Liam, Caden}; his brother Ralph (Annette) and sister Nancy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Dorothy; sister Jeannie; father and mother-in-law Alec and Lillian. A private family Graveside Burial will be followed by a Celebration of Doug's Life for all at the Craven Hall on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family extends many thanks to the caring staff at Regina Wascana Rehabilitation Center.

GIENOW - Ralph of Lumsden and District Heritage Home passed away August 31, 2003 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his daughter Jeanie, his parents, seven brothers and three sisters. He leaves to mourn his wife Dorothy of 62 years, sons Ralph (Annette) and Doug (Dianne), daughter Nancy, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Craven Community Hall. Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. Interment at Craven Cemetery.

GNESNER - Jacqueline (nee Wagner). On Friday, June 6, 2008 Jacqueline Gnesner passed away at the age of 68. She is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Emma Wagner and her brother Ken. Jackie is survived by; her husband William, of 50 years; children, Sharon (Jim) Lewis, Jim Gnesner, Kelly (Ryan) Sauer; grandchildren, Brian Lewis, Justin and Jessica Sauer; brother Allen Wagner; adopted family members, Gerry Kelemen, Jules and Sandra Tardif and their children, Giselle and Luce; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on June 12,2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue Regina.

GRANDEL - Agnes Alma (nee Brandt) passed away December 18, 2009, just one day before her 92nd birthday. She was a resident of the Lumsden and District Heritage Home, formerly of Craven where she operated a store for many years. She was born December 19, 1917 to Gustav and Amalia Brandt of the Longlaketon District. Predeceased by her sisters Eleanor Young, Alvina Latimer and Dorothy Hale. She is survived by her daughter Eileen (Jon) Taylor, grandchildren Megan (Greg) Talbot, Paige (Reg) Russell, Sara (Nyle) Cockwill and Jeff (Lynn) Taylor, great grandchildren David and Colin Talbot, Daniel, Kevin and Elizabeth Russell, Taylor and Jackson Cockwill, Nikolas, Jocelyne and Andrea Taylor, sister Betty Wingrove and special brother Wilf (Lorraine) Brandt. Many thanks to the Lumsden Heritage Home for the excellent care she received. Cremation, no funeral service, burial at a later date.

GRANT - Arthur passed away after complications due to a fall on April 16, 2009 at the age of 89. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, his parents Bill and Clara, siblings Margaret, Irene and Bill. He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons Lloyd (Lorna) and Garry (Susan), close companion Audrey Thorne, grandchildren Deana (Jeff) Fry, Kelly (Dana) Schwartz, Glenn (Sherry) Grant, Laurie Grant, great grandchildren Mackenzie, Ryan, Madison, Connor, Joshua, Matthew, brother-in-law Ken Orr, sisters-in-law Phyllis Grant, Edith Rannie and Lucille McAllister, Audrey's children Rod and Wendy, Richard, Gwen, Peggy and Rod and their families, numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur was born January 11, 1920 and was raised on the family farm at Craven. He attended Burnside School and farmed for many, many years. He was also a long time member of Longlaketon 4-H. For the past nine years, he resided in Regina and enjoyed the company of many friends on coffee row at the Northgate Mall. A special thank you to Audrey for her care and devotion throughout their years together. To commemorate Arthur's life we invite all family and friends to join us at the Craven Community Hall on Tuesday April 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM. A private burial was held.

GRANT - William "Bill" passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the age of 75. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Clara; sister, Irene Orr; infant sister, Margaret; and sister-in-law, Dorothy. Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Luanne (Larry) Reinhardt, their children, Sara (Eric Mayer) and Brittany of Regina; Karen (Jeff) Mander of Moose Jaw; brother, Arthur Grant; brother-in-law, Ken Orr and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a Craven boy at heart and loved going for drives in the valley and seeing the crops in the field. Bill would talk to anyone and everyone. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends right up until his passing. He will be greatly missed by his many coffee buddies. Nothing was more important to Bill than family. He loved family get-togethers and especially loved spending time with his granddaughters. The family invites you to an afternoon of friendship and sharing remembrances at the Craven Community Center, Craven, Saskatchewan, Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Longlaketon Cemetery.

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HAMANN - Frank John passed away peacefully at the Regina Lutheran Home on July 2, 2006 at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years Frieda; son Glenn; sisters Eva Fiessel and Grace Hubick. Left to celebrate his life are his loving family, son Wayne (Ruth) Hamann, daughter Arletta (Leonard) Wood and son Lyle (Robyn) Hamann. Frank was blessed with six grandchildren Raeleen, Rhonda (Ernie), Bobbi (Kevin), Russel (Michelle), Darren (Rhonda) and Sharla; fourteen great grandchildren; sisters Minnie, Anna and Emma; brothers John and Harold as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the caregivers at the Regina Lutheran Home for the care and attention shown to Frank over the past years. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Glen Stever officiating. INTERMENT will take place at the Kennell Cemetery, Kennell, SK.

HAMANN - Frieda Margaretta (nee Leib). The late Frieda Margaretta Hamann entered in the fullness of eternal life on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at the age of 87. Frieda was predeceased by her son Glenn; her parents Martin and Eugenia Leib; sisters: Minnie Brandt, Carrie Schiller, Grace Seibel, Hannah Eastman, Emma Koch and Louise Meyer; brothers Fred and Eric Leib. She came from a family of seventeen children. Frieda was born at Frankslake, SK on February 2, 1916. She was joined in marriage to Frank Hamann on November 5, 1939 at Frankslake Emmanuel Lutheran Church and they spent 63 years together. In 1989, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, they went on a Honeymoon to Europe the homeland of both parents, who had immigrated to Canada in the late 1800's. They farmed in the Zehner District for 38 years. In 1977 they moved to Regina due to Frank's health. Frieda kept wheat heads from the last crop they harvested when they moved to Regina. They loved the farm. They made a living, raised their family, were humble and proud of every one of their children. Frank and Frieda belonged to the Kennell Church for nine years and their four children were all baptized there. Grace Lutheran has been their home church since 1950. Frieda loved her church, and helped where she could, when she could. After Frank became a resident of Regina Lutheran Home, Frieda tried to keep him content with special treats and visits. They were blessed with four children Wayne (Ruth), Arletta (Len) Wood, Lyle (Robyn) and Glenn Hamann (deceased 2002); six grandchildren: Raeleen Hamann, Rhonda (Ernie) Leibel, Bobbi (Kevin) Geis, Russel (Michelle) Hamann, Darren (Rhonda) Wood and Sharla (Tony) LePine; thirteen greatgrandchildren: Breana, Jared, Kyle, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Cody, Chelsea, Marlee, Parker, Burke, Reilly, Amanda and Damian; sister Josie Koch of Regina and brother Harold (Helen) Leib of Kelowna, BC as well as numerous other family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK on Friday, August 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Donald Koch, officiating. Interment at Kennell Cemetery.

HAMANN - Glenn Dwayne passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the age of 48 years. Left to cherish his memory is his parents Frank and Frieda; two brothers Wayne (Ruth) and Lyle (Robyn); sister Arletta (Leonard) Wood; four nieces: Raeleen Hamann, Rhonda (Ernie) Leibel, Bobbi (Kevin) Geis and Sharla (Tony) LePine; two nephews Darren (Rhonda) Wood and Russel (Michelle) Hamann; thirteen grand-nieces and nephews; his Godfather John Hamann and numerous relatives and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Glen Stever officiating. Following the reception in the church hall, interment will be held at Kennell Cemetery.

HARDING - Elouise Barbara (nee Wagner) was born to Jacob and Eleanor (nee Catley) Wagner of Craven, Sask. on September 2, 1949. She was the second child of five. Her first eight years of school were spent in a one room school house Kennell which was a few miles from her parents farm. Then she attended Thom Collegiate in Regina for her high school years, graduating in 1968. The spring of 1969 found her working for the Army and Navy Mail Order Store in Regina. While living in Regina, she also babysat and worked as the church secretary at Central Lutheran Church. In 1972 Elouise married Robert James Grant of Punnichy, Sk. In May 1974, they had Allan Charles. The marriage didn't work out and in December 1978 she remarried Donald Edward Harding and in September 1980 they had Warren Larry. Elouise was involved in many volunteer organizations often taking a leadership position. She loved to do many kinds of hobbycraft work and made various items for the family and friends. Elouise loved to garden and through the years tried a few unusual plants. Family was important to her and she tried to keep up a family tree book so she knew who was who. Predeceased by her father Jacob in 1979. Survived by husband Don, 2 sons Allan and Warren. Mother Eleanor as well as 2 brothers: Wayne and Ray; Also 2 sisters Marlene and Florence; her mother in law Edna; brother & sister in law Lois and Don. Elouise will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Watrous, Sk.

HERMAN - Wilbert Stanley was born November 26, 1925. He passed peacefully on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Sunset Extendicare surrounded by family. Formerly of the Craven district and more recently of Regina, Wilbert was predeceased by his parents August and Lydia (Kalk), two sisters Lora and Irene, two brothers and their wives Harold and Frieda, Irvin and Phylis, a brother-in-law Jim Louis, and one son-in-law Stuart Nagel. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 57 years Vera (Becker), and his children Holly Nagel of Regina, Harley and Brenda Herman of Craven, Blair and Leslie Herman of Craven, Karen and Lyle Herman of Earl Grey, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister Corinne and Wilfred Dreger, sisters-in-law Ida Louis, Isabelle and John Knoblauch, and brother-in-law Myron and Valerie Becker. Wilbert successfully farmed for over 50 years in the Craven district and near Eden, Manitoba for six more years. He was one of the first importers of Murray Grey cattle to Canada, serving in the provincial and national Murray Grey associations, promoting the breed. He retired to Regina in 1989. Wilbert and Vera enjoyed travelling. They became snowbirds, going to Arizona and later to a trailer in Texas for the winter. He remained in his own home until the spring of 2010. The Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, October 15, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Pastor Lindsay Hognestad officiating. Interment to follow at Longlaketon Cemetery at approximately 2:00 pm. The family would like to thank the staff at Pasqua Hospital 4B and Sunset Extendicare for their care and support during these last months.

HERRING - Brian William was born July 13, 1960 in Winnipeg, MB and passed away suddenly on December 22, 2004 at his home near Craven. Brian is predeceased by his parents Freeman and Elizabeth Herring; grandparents Inman Herring and Wilhelm (Grace) Madsen. Brian leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife Connie (Koni) and son Jordan Freeman Herring; brother Barry (Donna) their children Christopher and Elizabeth; and brother Paul; grandmother Pearl Herring; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins, Connie's family and many friends. Brian grew up in P.E.I. and later moved to the Lumsden/Craven Community. Brian and Koni created BK Metal Works, a successful welding business operating in Southern Saskatchewan. He will be deeply missed by the community through his generosity and involvement within. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Lumsden Centennial Hall, Lumsden SK, on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. An Additional Service will be held at Murray Harbor in P.E.I in the spring.

HIBBERT - Edna May Hibbert, aged 86 years of Moose Jaw, SK., passed away on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012. The Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home (268 Mulberry Lane) with The Reverend Arleen Champion officiating. Interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Edna was born at Craven, SK., on November 18th, 1925 to parents William and Catherine Lovelock. She received her education at Craven and then later worked in Markinch, SK. as postmistress. Edna married Robert Charles Hibbert on March 17th, 1945 and together they had six children. She was employed at St. Anthony's Nursing Home in Moose Jaw from 1967 - 1990. Upon retirement, she enjoyed canvassing for numerous charities, watching hockey and golf and listening to music. One thing that Edna was very well known for was walking - she walked all over Moose Jaw, and many people often commented about seeing her walk around town. Edna will be remembered as a quiet, hard working woman with kind words for all. Predeceased by parents William and Catherine Lovelock; husband Robert Charles Hibbert; son Larry Allan Hibbert; great-grandson Chase Vance; her siblings: Cyecil Lovelock, Mary Ellen Lovelock, Dorothy Hewer, Ted Lovelock, George Thompson, Cecil Lovelock, Margaret White and Gertie Clatworthy. Edna will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jim Hibbert of Cupar, Sharon Lerat of Moose Jaw, Jocelyn Brock (Greg Hudson) of Saskatoon, Frank Hibbert of Moose Jaw and Brenda Scheidt of Moose Jaw; seven grandchildren: Rick (Jen) Lerat, Keith (Christi) Lerat, Jessica (Tim) Lerat, Roberta (Kelly) Bergdahl, Christine (John) Fischer, Alex Scheidt and Sam Scheidt; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister Lottie Thomas of Beechy and numerous nieces and nephews.

HOFFMANN - Ilse. On Saturday, October 13, 2007, Ilse Hoffmann of Craven, SK (born March 17, 1915) passed away peacefully at the age of 92, her family at her side. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Norbert Hoffmann (1974); infant son, Nikolas (1943); son-in-law, Wilfred Maierhoffer (1995); and infant grandson, Anthony Hoffmann (1976). Ilse is survived by her loving children, Marlene Maierhoffer of Southey, SK, John (Aki) Hoffmann of Salmon Arm, BC, Regina (Ralph) Boehmer of Southey, SK and Peter (Karen) Hoffmann of Regina, SK; grandchildren, Holly (Dave) Glass, Connie (Darren) Brezinski, Lorie (Pat) Hughes, Debbie (Carey) Bergen; Tim (Olga), Dean and Aimee Hoffmann; Terry (Joy), Chris and Mieka Boehmer; Katie and Eric Hoffmann; great-grandchildren, Shanda and Morgan Solomon; Ryan and Brandon Brezinski; Reagan, Gabriel and Duncan Hughes; Joseph, Nicholas and Anthony Bergen; brother-in-law, Dr. Meinrad Hoffmann; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ilse spent the last 33 years of her life in her beloved Qu'Appelle Valley home. Her greatest joys were her family, her dogs and her garden. She met every challenge and enjoyed life to the fullest.

HOFFMANN - Selma Irene (1921 - May 31, 1986). Predeceased by her parents, Otto and Pauline Hofmann; one sister, Lisa Lockstein; and one brother, Harry Hofmann. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Henry of Craven, Sk, two sons: Willie (Brenda) of Craven, Sk, and Alan (Beverly) of Regina; four grandsons: Jason, Chad and James, all of Regina, and Matthew of Craven, Sask; one sister, Olga Guris of Winnipeg, MB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment will follow in Longlaketon Cemetery, Craven, Sk.

HUBICK - William Norman. On Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, William Norman Hubick, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Mary Hubick; one sister, Adeline Seibel, and one brother, Elmer Hubick. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary of Weyburn; one son, Ken (Carol) Hubick of Comox, BC and their children: Erin and Mark Hubick of Victoria, BC; two daughters: Joyce (Ron) Lewis of Kimberley, BC and their children: Stuart Lewis (fiancee Melinda Luneng) of Calgary, AB, Darren Lewis of Kimberley, BC; and Shirley (James) Williams of Port McNeill, BC, and her children: Janet Flegel (Brian Pohto) and Chelsea of Sointula, BC, and Joanne and Karen Flegel of Port McNeill, BC and his daughter, Karmen (Hoeard) Saunders, and their children: Brandon and Jayden of Port McNeill, BC. Wm. Norman Hubick was born June 22, 1920 at Southey. He grew up with three brothers and three sisters on the family farm north of Regina in the Craven district. He attended Ravenswood School, completing grade eight, and later completing his GED. During WWII, from 1942 to 1945 he was posted with Home Defense Force on the west coast as an anti-aircraft gunner. On September 6, 1947 Norman married Mary Hague at Grace Lutheran Church in Regina. The first 14 years of marriage they resided and worked in Regina, until 1961, when he was transferred with Sask Power Gas Division to Weyburn. He worked with Sask Power until he retired in 1982. Until his death, Norm considered Weyburn home. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting in his earlier years. In his earlier years he was a hard ball player, mostly playing catcher. Later he was an avid cyclist. Norm lived on earth with all faith in God. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

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JOORISITY - Phyllis Lorraine (nee Hoskins) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 14, 2004 with family by her side at the Lumsden and District Heritage Home. Predeceased by her father and mother O'Brien and Sadie Hoskins, Phyllis is survived by her husband Lou Joorisity of Bethune; son Glen (Wendy) of Regina Beach; sister Lillian (George) Pettigrew; brothers Bill (Gail) Hoskins and Les (Darlene) Hoskins; brother-in-law Steve (Ila) Joorisity of Kipling; sister-inlaw Yvonne Topping of Regina; grandchildren, Amanda and Shane of Toronto, Glen Jr., and Nikki Joorisity of Regina Beach; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis was born at Craven on December 14, 1926. Phyllis started school in small rural schools around Lumsden. She finished her education and graduated at Lumsden High School. She embarked on a banking career with the Royal Bank at Melfort and Qu'Appelle before being transferred to Lumsden. This lasted for 22 years after which she went to Bethune Credit Union for 11 years. Phyllis loved sports, an ardent curler who went to many bonspiels, as well to all the baseball and hockey games that Lou and Glen played. Besides cooking everyday meals, she loved baking, sewing, making doll clothes, singing in the choir, skating, country music and loved dancing. She enjoyed living on the farm, gardening, loved animals, especially her constant companion, a golden cocker spaniel, Phyllis spent many hours driving grain trucks at harvest time. Phyllis was a loving wife, partner, best friend, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie, always smiling and joking and willing to help anyone when needed. A private family Memorial Service will be held. Interment will be held at Lumsden Cemetery.

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KLYM - Michal passed away peacefully at the Regina Pioneer Village on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Michal is predeceased by his brother John Knehinicki and sister Dora Todoruk. He is survived by his wife, Nellie; two sons: Vernon (Elizabeth) and Roy (Lois); five grandchildren: Jason, Andrea, Tyler, Dustin and Nolan; and many nieces and nephews. Michal first moved from Manitoba to the Maryfield, SK. district where he worked on a farm then went into trucking north of Craven, SK. In 1945 he married Nellie Grandel, later in 1948 they purchased the family farm north of Regina, SK. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.

KOSZMAN - Mary (nee Malowany) July 23, 1914 - February 18, 2010. Mary was born in Sault Ste. Marie, and was raised on a farm in the Kennell District. She met Peter Koszman, and they married in 1934. Mary was a member of St. Basil's Parish and had a life membership from UCWLC. She was also a member of St. Basil's Senior Club for many years. She was a devoted worker, and loved her church. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 1987; parents, Myron and Kathryn Malowany; brothers Mike and Walter; sisters Helen, Olga and Annie; and granddaughter Kristine Koszman. She leaves to mourn her son, Mervin (Beth) Koszman of Powell River, BC; three grandchildren, Craig Koszman of Whistler, BC, Colin (Kaela) Koszman of Port Alberni, BC, and Kara Koszman of Vancouver, BC; two great-grandchildren Maya and Laeni Koszman of Port Alberni, BC; one sister, Stella Cherney of Welland, ON; sisters-in-law Louise Malowany and Stella Malowany of Craven, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 55 McMurchy Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Andrei Kachur presiding. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.

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LEIB - John Alfred It is with heavy hearts the family of John Leib announces his passing on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the age of 79 years. John is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Pauline; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; grandchildren, Victoria and Shane Sievert; and daughter-in-law, Kathy. Mourning his passing is his loving wife of 58 years, Jean; children, Larry (Bea), Wendy (Doug) Mohr, Terry (Don) Caslake, Marlin (Brenda), Sylvia (Steve) Loverick, Lee (Glenda), Darcy (Melanie); 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman (Gertie), Bob, Ron (Jo); and sister-in-law, Ethel (Bud) Starkey. John and Jean farmed in the Craven district for 50 years; moving to Regina 18 years ago where he continued to farm until his health failed. The last 11 months John had endured many health struggles and is now at peace. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave, Regina with Rev. Ken Powers officiating. Interment will be at the Longlaketon Cemetery.

LIND - Ron passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009 at his home in Blind Bay, BC at the age of 66. Ron and his wife Dorothy were long-time residents of Craven, SK. Ron worked for Sask Agriculture and Sask Environment and moved to BC after he retired in 2006.

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MacDONALD - Steven Earl (May 20, 1968 - July 18, 2011). Steve's pain & struggles came to an end suddenly early Monday morning at the age of 43. Peace at last is his. Raised on the family farm near Craven, he attended school in Earl Grey and was currently working with CID Construction. Predeceased by his Grandparents, Lawrence & Louise Christoph, James S. Macdonald and infant brother Jonathon. Mourning his loss are his parents James A. (Mac) & Irene Macdonald; grandmother Clara Macdonald; brother Calvin (Laurie) and their children Chantelle (Wade), Chelsea (Scott) & son Ethan, James Colton, Chelby (Garret) & daughter Gabriella; Sister Deb (Vince) Nixon and her sons Dawson (Chancey) Sorensen & daughter Taylor, Dain (Larissa) Sorensen; sister Tammy (Dan Benko) and their sons Caleb & Leland; as well as many aunts, uncles & cousins. Stu will also be sadly missed by close friends Iann & his children (Sarah & Andrew), Jody, Mike, Jason & Kim & their chickens. Steve you have left a huge hole in all of our hearts. A Memorial service & gathering to remember Steve will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Longlaketon Cemetery at 11 a.m.

MACHUIK - Allan Nick. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Allan Nick Machuik September 14, 1949 — March 6, 2001 Al was surrounded by his family at home in the Big Valley of Craven where he lost his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 51. Allan is predeceased by brothers-in-law Doug and Joe. Allan will be forever missed by his wife Dorothy of 31 years; daughter Kim (John); son Aaron; grandchildren Sydney & Macy. Parents Nick & Mary Machuik; six sisters: Lillian, Jeanette (Ray), Evelyn (Marvin), Lynn (Ken), Gloria (Dave), Donna (Lyle) and numerous nieces and nephews, and last but not least his loyal four legged companions Kia and Misty. Al was deeply loved and respected by many friends, neighbours and former co-workers. (He retired from IPSCO in May of 2000 after 32 years of service.) Some of Al’s happiest times were spent playing with the grandchildren, having friends and neighbours over for bonfires and parties and enjoying quality time in his workshop. The family wishes to thank all the staff of the Allan Blair Cancer Center and Pasqua Palliative Care Unit. Special thanks to Dr. Alport for his great care and to Nurse Jane for always being there. A Celebration of Al’s Life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy. #1 East on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held in the spring.

McNEICE - Evelyn (nee Catley) passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the age of 93. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Hall; children, Douglas (Carolyn), Lorne (Julie) and Marilyn Totten; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born and raised in the Kennell district east of Craven. In November of 1939 she married Jim McNeice who had recently joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After being posted to various locations across Canada, Jim and Evelyn settled on a farm just outside of Lumsden. In 1975 they moved into Lumsden where they lived together until Jim's passing in January, 2008; Evelyn continued to live there until December, 2008. Throughout her married life Evelyn was a tireless worker and a fastidious housekeeper. She also loved to bake and every visitor to her home was offered tea and goodies. Well into her eighties she would visit old people, many of whom were younger than she and nearly always the visits involved a gift of baking. Evelyn was also a talented amateur artist and needle worker. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Evelyn spoiled everyone who was close to her with lots of good food, attention and love. If there was ever a crisis, she was the first one there offering help and support. Evelyn's strength, sharp wit and sense of humour helped her through many tough times. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all those who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lotz and the staff of William Booth Special Care Home and Wascana Heights Care Home for their kindness in caring for Mom. At Evelyn's request there will be a private family service only. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements

MCROBBIE - William Frederick James. Bill was born March 4, 1923 in Bankend, Saskatchewan. The family moved later to Craven, Saskatchewan. Bill married Betty, the mother of his children in Regina in 1945. Bill, Betty and their children joined Bill's father and the rest of Bill's family in British Columbia in 1966. Bill is predeceased by his mother Bertha, father James, sister Bernice (Loll) and sister Rose; ex-wife, and life long friend Elizabeth (Betty) McRobbie; and their close friend Norma Dawson. Bill is also predeceased by his brother-in-law Ernie Dean. Bill is survived by daughters Sandra (Ray) Knudsen, Christine Nasea; son Jim McRobbie. Bill has seven grandchildren, Lenita Knudsen (Clint Norman), Jonathan Nasea, Erik Knudsen (Michelle McNabb), Jeremy Nasea, Leah (Robert) Daniel, Jason Knudsen, Lynette Nasea. Bill has one great grand daughter Hannah Daniel. Bill is also survived by his sister Bessie Dean of Quesnel, B.C; brother Ted (Helen) McRobbie of Logan Lake, B.C and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A visitation will be held at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home 13288 108th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia on Friday, January 27th, 2006 from 7pm to 8pm. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 11am.

MENZIES - Marguerite of Craven passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2003 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 56 years. Predeceased by her parents Roy and Jennie Menzies; Marguerite is survived by her sons Scott Ballingall and Rod Ballingall; sister June (Doug) Graham; brother John (Maxine) Menzies; sister Heather (Ted Willis); nieces Claire Graham (Jared Shutty) and their daughter Emma, Mary Graham and nephew Ian Graham. Also special cousins Pat (Sandi) Pettit and Maggi and Patrick; Lynn (Denise) Turner and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Lumsden, SK on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Jamie Bushell, officiating.

MOISIUK - Helen Doreen (nee Lauder). On Friday, September 26, 2014, Helen passed away peacefully at the Cupar and District Nursing Home, with her son by her side, at the age of 83 years. She grew up on the family farm near Craven, SK. and attended nursing school in Regina, SK. Helen married her husband, Nick, on August 1, 1953 and they had three sons. Her nursing career took Helen and her family to California and Arkansas and she returned to Regina upon retirement. She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Lauder; husband Nick Moisiuk; son Geof Moisiuk; grandson Colby Moisiuk; niece Lynda Mae Lauder; and companion Jerry O'Connor. Helen is survived by her sons, Greg (Michelle) and Rob Moisiuk; daughter-in-law Julie Johnson; grandchildren, Sara (Justin), Meaghan, Nick (Ashley) and Tyler; great- grandchildren, Emmalyn and Abby; brother Bob (Dee) Lauder; sister-in-law Shirley Lauder; niece Jo Anne Lauder; and extended family Yvonne and Larry Hahn, Sherri Doell, and friends. Thank you to the nurses and staff at the Cupar and District Nursing Home for the care and compassion they gave Helen during her stay. A family Memorial Service and interment will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the St. Nicholas Kennell Church near Craven.

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OFFICER - Irene (nee Clark), passed away January 9, 2001, at Douglas Care Community, Victoria, B.C. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Vern and by sisters: Mae Marshall and Doris Thompson, brothers: Albert and William Clark, and a nephew Tim Clark. She is survived by her loving family: son, Clark Officer and daughter, Marnie (Don) Paterson of Calgary; grandson Gregg Paterson of Victoria, granddaughter, Janice (Kevin) McCorquindale and great-grandson Jamie McCorquindale of Calgary; sisters: Hazel (Don) Robertson of Toronto and Ruth Clark of Regina; also several nieces and nephews who were very important to her life. Irene was born in Tregarva, Sk., in 1912. She also lived in Craven and Regina, Sask. before retiring to Victoria. Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at the Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria, B.C. on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.

OGLAN - Peter, late of Craven, SK., passed away on August 29, 2002 at the age of 72 years at the Regina General Hospital. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Sophie and Dan; step dad, Constantine; brothers, John and Victor of Windsor Ont.; sisters, Rosie Gicni of Moose Jaw, SK., Annie Taylor of Timmons Ont., Helen Vasile of Regina, SK. and Victoria Heggart of Kapuskasing Ont. Peter is survived by his daughter Lori Oglan of Windsor Ont.; sisters, Mary Apostal of Detroit, Mich., Eva Dulmage and Ethel Hulme of Toronto Ont. and Sally Alcexe of Regina, SK.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, also very dear friend Elsie. Peter's sense of humor will be missed by all. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday September 3, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Cathedral 2005 Edgar St., Regina, SK., with Fr. John Mancantelli officiating.

OLLINGER - Jean Margaret (nee Small). We sadly announce the passing of Jean Margaret Ollinger of Abbotsford, B.C. who passed away peacefully at the Menno Hospital on March 18, 2009. Jean was born in the Craven district on December 12, 1921. Jean was predeceased by her husband Oscar, son Lorne and sister Beth Fisher. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters Linda (John) Driediger, Abbotsford; Louise (Norm) Beattie, Victoria; Yvonne (Chris) Moore, Boston; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; siblings Sam (Evelyn) Small, Craven, Nellie Sorenson, Bill (Agnes) Small, Regina. Mass was held at St. Ann's Parish on March 23, 2009 with burial in the Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford, B.C.

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PERCY - Ilene Marjorie (nee Rice). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford after battling a lengthy illness. Born in the small rural town of Craven, Sask. she met her life mate Elwood Percy and they followed the propane industry around Saskatchewan before moving to British Columbia in 1964, with sons Darryl and Kim and daughter Debra.Predeceased by infant son Robin, her parents Orval and Dora Rice and sister Madge, she is survived by husband Elwood, son Darryl (Edie), son Kim (Judy), daughter Debra, grandchildren Robin, Jesse, Jena, Josh, Kristen, Kody and Katlin, great grandchildren Trinity, John and Brea, sisters Carol (Norm), Dorothy (Curl), Gladys, Lillian (Lloyd) and brother Gordon (Elaine) along with numerous nieces and nephews.She was the consummate hostess and will be fondly remembered for her and EJ's Sunday morning breakfasts that were always open to any family and friends who could get out of bed for the 8:00 am serving. Her roast beef dinners brought all the family home on a regular basis. We could always count on her to provide the time and place for friend and family get togethers and to lift our spirits with plentiful food, drink and so many desserts and sweets.Mom was a proud supporter and always there for her kids and then again for her grandchildren at early morning hockey practices, soccer games, ball games, ringette, lacrosse, karate, dance and countless school functions. She also enjoyed her multitude of gardens as well as her winter getaways down south with EJ and many friends.The family wishes to thank Dr. Miller, Dr. Grayling, Andrea, Susan and Anita along with all the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the MSA Hospital for their patience, kindness and understanding throughout Momís brief stay. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Bale for his compassion and caring manner.At Mom's request there will be a private memorial for family members and friends at the Ramada Inn, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, on Thursday September 20, 2012 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

PRIOR - Elsie Ada (nee Twells) June 20, 1919 - January 2, 2012. Elsie Ada (Twells) Prior was born June 20, 1919 to John Edward (Ted) Twells and Elizabeth (Newton); on the farm at Craven, Sask.. In 1935 they moved to the farm in the Brookside District along the Pipestone near Wapella. Elsie died January 2, 2012 at Wolseley, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Gilbert Prior; her sisters: Florence, Georgina and Doris; her brothers: Cyril, Bill and Russell; several brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and one son-in-law. She leaves five daughters to mourn her passing: Melnie (Gerald) Beattie, Alice (Donald) Cox, Lori (Ronald) Thompson, Dot (John) Bishop and Lynette Terrill; fourteen grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; sisters Ivy and Christina; brother Alfred; three sisters-in-law, one brother-inlaw and four sons-in-law. During her lifetime Mom lived in about 30 locations, leaving many good friends and aquaintences behind her. She was active in several United and Presbyterian Churches on her route. She was active in 4 H at Langbank, Kinsmen in Tswassin, B.C., the Hospital Auxillary and the Thrift Store in Ladner, B.C., the Lioness Club in Qu'Appelle and several Seniors Groups from Sask. to the B.C. coast. She was a young Air Force wife and an accomplished farm wife. She and dad owned and operated a lake resort at Canal Flats, B.C. and a private seniors home in Creston, B.C. One of Mom's crowning achievements was the formation and management of the beginnings of Home Care and Meals on Wheels in the Indian Head, Qu'Appelle, Montmartre and Odessa areas. She received an award from the Government for the endeavor. Over the years she has knit hundreds of toques, mittens, scarves, lap rugs and afgans for needy children, relatives and friends from east to west coast. She often handed out toques and scarves on Halloween and knitted for Angels for Warmth. One of moms claims to fame was that she was a distant relative to Orson Wells and a first cousin to Ian Tyson. Mom left a wide path on her lifes journey. She was a fiesty lady strong in her views and determined in her actions. We, her family, believe she is now rearranging heaven, coordinating the choirs and in her spare time she will be crocheting slippers for the angels bare feet. A public graveside service will be held in the Indian Head Cemetery, on Monday, July 2, 2012 with public notices announcing the time at a later date.

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RAMSBOTTOM - Inez Marea of Westbank, BC died July 30, 2002 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Inez was born in Craven, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1925 and raised in Silton. After grade 12 she moved to Toronto to help with the war and later returned to Regina where she married Eric Cleal. She was employed at Sherwood Co-op and later at the Unemployment Insurance Commission where she retired in 1981 after 19 years of service. After marriage to Gene Ramsbottom, they became actively involved in square dancing and made many friends. Her retirement years were spent in Westbank, BC where she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and long walks along the shore of Lake Okanogan. She loved letters and visits from her Saskatchewan friends and her family. She especially loved visits with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Gene Ramsbottom, her son Marvin (Evelyn) Cleal, grandchildren, Allison and Brent Cleal, stepsons Gene (Maureen) Ramsbottom and Neil (Manuela) Ramsbottom, grandchildren Daniel, Kristine, Connor and Bennedict. Out of the kindness of her heart, Inez gave of herself to others. She touched the lives of everyone she knew and will be lovingly remembered in our hearts forever. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion United Church in Regina.

READ - Helen Elizabeth (nee Muir). On Friday April 14, 2006, Helen Elizabeth, beloved wife of Stewart Read of Regina, Sask., passed away peacefully in her home. The funeral service will be held in Chapel of the Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, Sask., on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. with Lynette Callfas officiating. Internment in Moffat Cemetery. Helen is survived by three sisters; Jean Cole, Marion (Roger) Normand and Elsie (Bill) Bobert) one brother, Gordon Muir, and one sister-in-law, Marian (Ernie) Neimor. Helen is also survived by one daughter, Brenda Lynne (Dale Richardson), and one son, Carman (Nancy) and three loving grandchildren, Nathan (Andrea) Read, Carnelle (Skipp) Symes and Danielle Read. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Barclay and Elizabeth Muir. Helen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, on April 21, 1925, and attended school in Craven, Saskatchewan. Following completion of normal school in Regina, Helen moved to the Greenville District north of Candiac to teach school. During her teaching days at Greenville, Helen met Stewart Read; and they were married on November 9, 1946. After many successful years farming in the Moffat District, Helen and Stewart retired to Regina in 1972.

RICE - Madeline "Madge" Dora Rice passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents C. Orval and Dora Rice; nephew Rod Forman; great-nephew Colin Bundus; and great-great niece Talhia Renaerts. Madge is lovingly remembered by siblings Ilene (Elwood) Percy of Abbotsford, BC, Dorothy (Currell) Clarey of Calgary, AB, Gladys Turnbull (lifetime partner Ken Degenstein) of Spalding, SK; Lillian (Lloyd) Forman of Boston Bar, BC, Gordon (Elaine) Rice of Medicine Hat, AB and Carol (Norman) Materi of Leader, SK; 19 nieces and nephews; 71 great-nieces and nephews; 54 great-great nieces and nephews; and special friends Sharon Pepin, Jean Dean, Marj Schulz, Mildred Keyser and Peggy Brown. Madge was born in Lumsden, SK on March 12, 1931, and grew up in Craven, SK. After graduating from high school she moved to Regina and worked for the Federal Government, Supply and Services Branch, until her retirement. She loved to travel, especially to visit her large extended family. She was very proud of being a Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket holder for 50 years, and a loyal fan until her passing. A celebration of Madge's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

RIES - Olga "Ollie" Dorothy (nee Danyliw) of Craven passed away January 27, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Lawrence. She leaves to mourn one son Verne (Debbie) Ries, three grandchildren Stacey (Mike) Kraus, Steven and Stuart Ries, two brothers John (Evelyn) Danyliw and George (Marion) Danyliw, several nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2001 at 2 PM from Craven Community Hall. Rev. K. Walker officiating. Interment Lumsden Cemetery.

ROLLINS - Irvine M. "Rollie", passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Sunday, February 3, 2002, at the age of 80. Predeceased by his parents, James and Maggie Rollins; brother, Mervyn; sisters, Grace, Cora, Elda and Lois; nephew, Keith Wiggins; and grand nephew, Kim Wiggins. "Rollie" is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Louisa (Lou); son James "Jim" and his wife Susan (nee Pasterfield); grandsons, Mark and Simon; and granddaughter, Tallis, all of Calgary; his sister Goldie (Fred) Holman of Victoria; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rollie was born in 1921 at Balgonie, SK. He served in the Canadian Navy from 1942 - 45, and was a life member of the Craven Elks Lodge #581. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Clein, Dr. Schutte, and the nurses and staff of 4D and Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital.

ROLLINS - Louisa Tallis (nee MacNab), passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Friday, 17 February 2006 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Ann MacNab, and her husband of fifty-three years, Irvine M. (Rollie) Rollins. Louisa is survived by her son, James and his wife Susan (nee Pasterfield), and three grandchildren, Mark, Simon (grandsons) and Tallis (granddaughter). Louisa was born 22 January 1924 in Fifeshire, Scotland. She served in the W.A.A.F. during World War II. After the war, Louisa moved to Canada and married Rollie in 1948. Louisa worked for the Government of Saskatchewan from 1952 to 1982 in the Civil Defence/Emergency Measures Department. After her retirement in 1982, Louisa and Rollie moved to an acreage outside of Craven, Saskatchewan. It is to her good neighbours and friends of Craven that the family of Louisa wishes to extend their love and appreciation for all that they have done for her over the years, especially since the passing of Rollie in 2002. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a small service with her immediate family will be conducted at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

RUMPEL - Justina (nee Fink) January 17, 1932 - August 14, 2012. On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, after a long battle with cancer, Justina Rumpel of Craven died at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her husband Albert; parents Karl and Sabina; five brothers: Florian in infancy, Joseph, Philip, Karl and William Fink; three sisters: Marion Woodward, Eleanor Piluso and Elizabeth Schaffer; four brothers-in-law: Hugh Woodward, Giulio Piluso, Frank Chase and Chris Schaffer; one sister-in-law Alma Fink; daughter-in-law Bev Rumpel; and granddaughter Kathryn Rumpel (in infancy). Justina is survived by her children: Dave Rumpel of Regina Beach, Arlene (Jeff) Bresciani and Jo Rumpel all of Regina, Sandy (Brian) Riche of Bethune, Neil (Tammy) Rumpel of Craven, Ruth Pedersen of Langdon, AB and Gord (Jennifer) Rumpel of Craven; seventeen grandchildren; one sister Rose (Peter) Nagy; and one brother Reverend Vincent Fink O.F.M.; three sisters-in-law: Irma Fink, Audrey Fink and Kay Fink; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at St. Peterís R.C. Church, 310 Lake Street, Lumsden, SK on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will also be held at St. Peter's R.C. Church on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Conaghan O.F.M. Celebrant. Interment in Craven Cemetery.

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SCHMIDT - Clarence Emil of RR#2 Craven passed away on November 5, 2001 at the age of 62 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Gloria, three sons Kevin (Linda LeGard), David and Glen (Carrie Laturnas), three daughters Kathy, Nancy (Jeff) Webb and Marlene (Ray) Benjamin, grandchildren Rachel and Hadyn Webb, Shelly and Jennifer LeGard, his mother Alma and family. Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 9, 2001 at 2 PM from Christ Lutheran Church, Earl Grey. Interment Fairy Hill West Cemetery.

SHIELS - Hilda May (nee Kerley) passed away peacefully at her home in Pioneer Village, Regina. She was predeceased on December 27, 2007 by Leonard, her husband of sixty-eight years; her parents, William and Clara Kerley, and by three sisters, Lillian Kerley, Irene Lazaruk, and Eva McDougall. Hilda is survived by sisters Mary Stewart, Surrey, BC and Rose Vogle, New Westminster, BC, son Tom Shiels of Burlington, ON; daughter Irene (Gary Tronnes) Linzmayer, Red Deer, AB; son Carl (Margaret) Shiels of Regina, SK; nine grand children; 13 great grand children and many members of her extended family. Hilda was born on March 21, 1913 on a farm near Herbert, SK. Following years of drought, the family moved to a farm south of Earl Grey, SK where Hilda attended Burnside School. During the 1930's, Hilda worked as a domestic in her home community, in Regina and finally in Vancouver. In April of 1939 she returned to Regina to marry Leonard and start her family. In 1944 they moved to a farm of their own north of Craven and remained there until they moved to Regina Village in 1997. As Hilda's physical health deteriorated, she moved to Pioneer Village where she could maintain close, regular contact with her husband. Soon after Leonard's death, Hilda began to lose her remaining will to live and passed away on Friday April 11, 2008. Hilda will be remembered for her enthusiasm for gardening. In the 1950's she began to develop her huge yard with lawns, shrubs, fruit trees and vast beds of flowers. This early start gave her a substantial advantage in local horticultural competitions. It was also a labour of love which she joyously shared with all who came to visit. In later years, this included bus loads of seniors who came from Regina and elsewhere for peaceful picnics. A celebration of Hilda's life will be held later in the summer when the grass is green and the flowers are in full bloom

SHIELS - Leonard Albert, "pegged out" at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on December 27, 2007 with his family at his side. He was born on January 25, 1910 in Craven SK. Leonard is survived by Hilda, his wife of 68 years; son Tom Shiels of Burlington, ON; daughter Irene (Gary Tronnes) Linzmayer, Red Deer, AB; son Carl (Margaret) Shiels of Regina, SK; nine grand children; 13 great-grand children and many members of his extended family. Leonard is also predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Leonard attended the Burnside School and then farmed north of Craven until his retirement to Regina Village in 1997. He married Hilda May Kerley on April 4, 1939. Leonard will be best remembered as a formidable cribbage opponent and for publishing From Buffalo Grass to Wheat A History of Long Lake District in 1980. Fittingly, he was one of the last surviving children of the pioneers that are documented in his book. Leonard had lived independently until entering hospital on December 3 for what was expected to be a simple day procedure, but subsequently passed away due to complications leading to pneumonia. Leonard requested that there be no memorial service. After 97 years, he had probably attended far too many funerals and wasn't particularly keen on going to another one.

SMALL William J. 'Bill'. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William J. Small on Thursday, November 18th, 2010 his 83rd birthday. Bill passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Regina General Hospital. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife and partner of 59 years, Agnes. Children Laura (Don) Spence, Maymont; Susan (Les) Hubbs, Indian Head; Ken (Grace) Small, Craven. His grandchildren Jeff (Robin) Spence; Angela Spence (Chris Barry); Seann (Nasha) Spence; Garrett (Kristi) Small; Dustin Small (Shana Jacobs); Laurie (Mike) Heisler. His great grandchildren Tyson Krueger; Jackson, Abby & Becca Spence; Madison Small and Aleska Spence. Sister Nellie Sorenson; brother Sam (Evelyn) Small. Devoted Nephews Lloyd (Emma) Miller and Darrel (Diane) Miller. Nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous cousins in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Predeceased by his parents Viola and John Small, sisters and brothers-in-law Jean (Oscar) Ollinger; Beth (Manley) Fisher; Floyd Sorenson; nephews Wayne and Lyle Small. Bill was born on the farm North of Craven. After graduating from the School of Agriculture, Saskatoon, in 1948, he returned to the farm. In 1951 he married his childhood sweetheart and began farming, growing grain and raising Shorthorn cattle. Bill spent many years involved in 4H, through leadership and judging. In 1972 they purchased their first Simmental, gradually increasing their herd. Bill loved showing and judging cattle. He volunteered in many organizations, but his biggest love and achievement was being associated with Canadian Western Agribition, Canadian and Sask. Simmental Association and Regina Exhibition. In 1979 Bill and Agnes moved back to the valley, near Craven, where they eventually retired. During those years they enjoyed spending time with family, travelling and gardening. In 2007 they moved to Regina where they have resided since. We would like to thank the staff of the renal unit at the Regina General Hospital for the wonderful care they gave Bill during the last few months of his life.

SMITH - Myrtle (nee Wenaus), late of Craven, SK passed away peacefully on May 15, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband Odie in 1977. Myrt will be remembered by her sister Hazel Mullin; brother Melvin (Loretta) Wenaus; sister Evelyn (Richard) Thomson; sister Donna (Herman) Moltz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

SWIFT - Kathleen "Kathy" of Craven district passed away December 25, 2009 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her husband Fred, two sisters Rhoda and Jean and one brother George. She leaves to mourn her son Al, two sisters Isobel Wickman and Clara MacDonald, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Tea to celebrate Kathy's life will be held on Wednesday January 6, 2010 at the Craven Community Hall from 2 4 PM. Burial will be at a later date.

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TARR - Walter M. passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8, 2010 with his family at his side at the age of 95 years. Walter was born July 16, 1914 on the Craven family farm. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Eileen; parents George and Ada Tarr; brothers George and William; sisters-in-law Hazel Tarr, Carol and Eva Thompson; brothers-in-law Paul, Gudmund and Arvid Thompson; mother and father-in-law Paul and Ragna Thompson. Left to cherish Walter's memory is his loving wife of 65 years Anna; children Ronald (Beth) Tarr, Gaye (Keith) Jane, Gary (Lyn) Tarr, AnnJoy (Barry) Bowns and RoseMarie Nielsen (David Wright); grandchildren Robert (Jennifer) Tarr, Kim (Carrie) Tarr, Philip Jane, Jeffery Jane, Kenneth (Linda) Tarr, Dennis (Candace) Tarr, Devin (Buffie) Tarr, Curtis (Francine) Tarr, Cherise Nielsen, Christopher (Maria) Nielsen, Rebecca Bowns and Bradley (Lisa) Bowns; seventeen great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Alvhild Thompson, Louise (Mickey) Statler, Elaine (Glen) Samuelson, Lavina Thompson and Helen Thompson; brothers-in-law Roald (Lorraine) Thompson, Einar (Barbara) Thompson, Alfred (Deanna) Thompson and Karstein (Joan) Thompson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. We wish to thank all who provided such wonderful care over the past 9 months and special thank to Dr. J.S. McMillan for many years of exceptional care. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, SK on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

THOMPSON - Shirley Catherine (nee Tone), passed away peacefully with her family and pets at her side on Thursday, October 10, 2002, at her home in Craven, SK. Predeceased by her husband Ray; son Jeff; parents Hollis and Alice Tone; brother John and sister Marilyn. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Paddy and partner Michael; sister Marlene; numerous family and friends. Shirley will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Home Care Staff, especially Connie and Dorothy. A private celebration of Shirley's life will be held at her home in Craven. There will also be a celebration held in Shirley's honor in Hanover, Ontario at a later date.

THOMSON - Ralph Gordon, age 80, of Craven, SK passed away peacefully at Pasqua Hospital on February 17, 2005. Ralph was born and raised in Springwater, SK, finished schooling in Saskatoon before joining the RCAF in which he served eleven years and is a life member of the Lumsden Legion. His love for growing vegetables and flowers started up Qu'Appelle Gardens, lasting twenty-six years until retirement. Ralph was predeceased by an infant daughter; father Dan; mother Alice (Cowan); and brothers-in-law Jock MacDonald, Jack and Marshall Young; sister-in-law Mabel Young. Left to mourn is his wife of 46 years, Marilyn (Young); daughter Marral Eberts; son Barry (Nancy); also sons Larry (Kathy), Richard (Betty), Chris and their mother Ruth; grandchildren Mathew, Natalie, Rianne, Richelle and Nicholas. Sorrow is with his sisters Myrtle (Keirn) Wallace and Eileen (Bill) Dupuis along with many nieces, nephews and friends. At Ralph's request there will be no formal funeral or memorial service.

TIEFENBACH - Kassie. On October 27, 2007 Mrs. Kassie Tiefenbach of Regina, formerly of the Kennel District passed away peacefully at the age of 98 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Leonard and Linda (Stan) Rempel both of Craven; grandchildren Leonard (Darla Whitaker) Dawson of Regina, Tracey (Paul) Sentes of Southey, Rolanda (Jason) Cunningham of Regina, step-grandchildren Sheri (Gavin) Wilkenson, Trevor (Melanie) Rempel, Corie (Amanda Pekrul) Rempel and Trent Rempel and his girlfriend Amy; great grandchildren Brayden, Shawn, Jaylyn, Tyler and Colby; brother Mike Puzyr of Germany as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina, with a private family interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.

TOPP - Eileen Kathleen (nee Debert), late of Codette, SK, formerly of Lumsden-Craven District, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at the William Booth Special Care Home at the age of 69 years. She is predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, Keith; two sisters, Elsie and Hazel; and brother John. She is survived by five children: Alex (Dianne) of Codette, SK, Marilyn of Regina, Dennis of Regina, Jim (Lynda) of Moose Jaw, Brenda (Robert) of Craven; eleven grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; Kierra, Sydney and Maucayla; three sisters: Ethel (Art) Topp, Marie (Russ) Nelson, Eleanor Reed; four brothers: Dave (Aggie), Marvin (Ann), Harold (Marilyn), Ernie (Dianne); numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many good friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 15, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Lumsden, SK with Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. Cremation. A private family Interment will take place at Craven Cemetery.

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WAGNER - Kenneth Arthur. On Monday, October 1, 2001, Kenneth Arthur Wagner of Regina, passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 64. Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Emma Wagner. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his children Charlene Wagner (Darren Moman) and Rhealene Wagner (Ron Sauer); three grandchildren: Crystal Wagner, Braydon Moman, Joshua Wagner; ex-wife Shirley Wagner; brother Allan Wagner; sister Jacqueline (Bill) Gnesner; five nieces and nephews; four great nieces and great nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. with Rev. Donald Koch officiating. Interment in Kennell Community Cemetery.

WAGNER - Patricia (nee Carlson) 1931 - 2009. On June 9, 2009 Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Wagner of Craven passed away peacefully with her family at her side after a courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 53 years Ron; children Cheryl (Allan) Atcheson, Sandra Wagner-Munro (Bruce) and Melanie (Kevin) Smith; eight grandchildren Neil Wagner-Munro (Tammy Kopetzki), Christina (John) Atcheson-Clarke, Sarah (Kevin) Atcheson-Achter, Kerry (Kelvin Fellner) Atcheson, Nicole Munro, Morgan Munro, Caitlin Smith and Sterling Smith; three great grandchildren Blake, Griffin and Lily; brother Levern Carlson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents John and Violet; step-father Maynard Alm and sister Verna Ryan. Pat was born in Gull Lake, SK. She grew up on the family farm in the Verlo District. After completing her education in Gull Lake she lived and worked in Calgary for several years. Upon moving to Regina in 1954, she met Ron and they were married on July 12, 1956. In 1967 they moved to Tanglewood Farm where they raised their family. She resided there until her passing. INTERMENT will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Kennell Cemetery with A MEMORIAL SERVICE to follow at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK at 1:00 p.m.

WALKER - Margaret, late of RR#2 Craven, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at the age of 85. Margaret was predeceased by her husband David in 1998. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory daughter June Thorpe (Edward), Seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, as well as nine very special foster grandchildren. Margaret also has one sister Molly in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held, at her request, in the family home on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 2 p.m. Interment at a later date in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

WARD - Elizabeth, age 81, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2007 in Regina, SK. Affectionately known by family and friends as "Bess or Beth" she is survived by her grandchildren Sean (Claire) Ledingham (their children Brodie, Adam, Ashton and Sidney); Anthony Ledingham and Mathieu Faubert; siblings Paul (Bev) Chernick, Gertrude Bircher and Nora Chavich and friend Ken Ward. She is also survived by numerous treasured cousins, nieces, nephews, their families and foster daughter Rosa (Gary) Bridge. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen; her parents Anthony (Mary Ellen) Chernick and her sister Mildred Ward. Beth was born at Regina General Hospital and raised in Craven. She joined the army, married Ken Ward and they had one daughter. Beth had a huge heart and an undying devotion for her beloved daughter, her grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called her Nana. Beth appreciated art, loved to read and had a sharp mind. She proudly completed her post secondary education. True to her social work profession, Beth empathized with, advocated for and supported the under privileged. During her energetic life she touched many lives. For many Beth was a mentor, a mothering influence, an auntie and caring and true friend. Her humour was ever young; she had a flair for fashion and a firey personality. Beth will be sadly missed by her loved ones and loyal friends. A special thank you to Wascana Grace Hospice, nurses, doctors, lay ministers, priest, family and friends that spent time providing emotional and spiritual support and care to ensure Beth was looked after during her courageous and dignified struggle with cancer. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. INTERMENT will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.

WHITE - Margaret Irene (nee Lovelock) passed away peacefully from this life on October 11, 2003 in Regina at Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home; where she had lived for the past year and a half. She was born on April 19, 1924 at Silton, Saskatchewan and was raised in the Craven area. She knew the value of hard work early in life, as she lost her father when she was only one year old. She loved the hills of Craven and spent many happy times playing with her brothers, sisters and friends there. Margaret married John White on April 12, 1944 and they were blessed with three sons and six daughters. They farmed a mile west of Dysart, SK. Margaret worked hard in those years of raising children and working on the farm. Her children remember coming home from school to the smell of freshly baked bread. She baked 8 or 9 loaves every other day in those years. Margaret moved to Regina with her husband in September 1972, where she worked housekeeping at Wascana Rehab Centre for 11 years. They both retired to Carrot River in October 1986. Margaret was actively involved in her church and taught Sunday School and worked on the library and flower committees. She loved to entertain and had a steady flow of visitors to their home. Margaret's passion was her family. Her happiest days were when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her husband John in 1999; father William Lovelock in 1925, mother Catherine Lovelock in 1991, sister Dorothy Hewer in 1963, brothers George in 1983 and Cecil in 1998; sons-in-law Remie DeRoose in 1987, Jack Wilcox in 1990 and granddaughter Angela Frank in 1994. She leaves behind treasured memories with her children, Valerie DeRoose of Ceylon, SK, Dwayne of Carrot River, SK, John (Shirley) of Regina, SK, Linda (Emerson) Kilmer of Tisdale, SK, Sandra Cornish of Calgary, AB, Lorna Wilcox of Regina, SK, Norma (Larry) Rempel of Carrot River, SK, Bev (Randall) Cobbledick of Regina, and Richard of Calgary, AB. She will also be remembered by 22 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren, three sisters Edna Hibbert of Moose Jaw, Gertie (Clifford) Clatworthy of Regina and Lottie Thomas of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed, but we know that she is now at peace in the arms of her Lord. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 17th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with Laurie Hudson officiating. Interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.

WINGERT - Andrew formerly of Craven, SK, peacefully fell asleep surrounded by family on Monday morning, March 14, 2005, reuniting with Martha, his beloved wife of 61 years. Having lived, worked, loved and laughed for 87 years, "Grandpa-up-the-hill" leaves many friends and family members to remember him. Andy was predeceased by his parents: Andrew and Katherine Wingert; brothers: Frank and Alfred Wingert; and grandsons: Bradley and Trent Coulling. He is survived by his son, Ken (Isabel) Wingert; daughters: Marlene (Keith) Downie and Linda (Pat George) Coulling. He will be missed by grandchildren: Steve (Keri) Wingert, Earl (Stacey) Wingert, Holly (Ron) Downie, Keegan Downie, Andrea, Nathan and Amy (Clark) Coulling, his great-grandchildren: Jesse, Brittany, Ethan, Brett, Zachary and Taylor, special son-in-law, Barry Coulling; brother, Leo (Bunny); sister, Anna; sistersin-law: Marian and Faye Wingert, and Gertie Leippi, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic and the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital.

WINGET - Jean Isabel (nee White). It is with sadness that we announce that our mother and grandmother went to be with our Lord December 13, 2001. Mom was born in Montreal, Quebec on July 17, 1913. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney E. Winget, in 1966, her parents, Bridget and Archibald White, her brother "Red" White, sisters Viola Galipeau and Hazel Porter. She is survived by her brother, Jack White. Mom will be dearly missed by her son, Sydney Robert Winget, his wife Johanna (Jo) (Tumbler Ridge, BC), their three sons, Shane (Tumbler Ridge, BC), Sydney, Jr. (Fort St. John, BC) and Steven (Edmonton, AB) and great granddaughter Kaylann (Grand Prairie, AB); daughter, Joy Bradley (Craven, SK), her son, Edward Gary Bradley, her daughter, Sharon Bradley (Lee) (all of Fort St. John, BC). She will also be missed by her special friends: Madge and Andy MacDonald, the Weideman family, Denice, April and Mathew Reiter and Annie Miller. Funeral Arrangements are in care of Paragon Funeral Services, Regina. A Celebration of Jean's life will be held at the Lumsden Apostolic Church, 10 Short St., Lumsden on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Doug Lancaster of the Avonhurst Pentecostal Assembly officiating. Internment to follow immediately at St. Nicholas Anglican Church Cemetery, at Kennell (Craven).

WOLF - Benjamin Franklin. Ben passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on April 23, 2008 at the age of 90. He was predeceased by brothers Tegart, Elmer, Harry and Charlie and sister Mary. Ben farmed with his wife Marjorie near Craven. They retired into Lumsden in 1984. He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie, daughter Christine (Larry), sons Ron (Val), Barry (Suann), Norman and his grandchildren Shauna, Michael and Nicholas. Ben was a veteran of World War II. He served with the Royal Regina Rifles landing at Normandy on "D" day. He was wounded on two separate occasions. Ben was recently recognized as the oldest living past member of the 4-H in Saskatchewan.

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ZUBER - James Zuber passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Jim farmed in the Craven area, on a farm homesteaded by his parents, for over 50 years. He enjoyed his retirement at the Bentley in Regina. Jim will be deeply missed by his brothers, Harvey, Gordon (Ann), Bill (Sharon); nieces and nephews, Debbie (Mike), Cheryl (Garth), Lori (Doug), Brent, Dean and Nicole; their children, Jeff, Pam and Meagen Armstead and Alex and Zack Cwyner. Jim was a kind and gentle man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was loved and respected and will be greatly missed. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.



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