Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Norman James (June 9th 1916 - February 3rd 2011). Norm passed away February 3rd at the Luther Care Home in Saskatoon. Norm was born in Davidson on June 9th, 1916. He attended school in Davidson. His father passed away in 1928 when he was 12. They lived on the farm north of Davidson and eventually he took it over and continued farming for 40 years. On April 5, 1941 he married Gladys Woodman and they had two children, Douglas and Linda Adam. He loved to play ball and fish in the summer. He was once the proud winner of a fishing derby at Last Mountain Lake with a 25 pound jackfish. In the early years he broke many horses and used horses for his farm work until he was able to purchase his first tractor. He enjoyed farming, growing many crops and also had livestock for many years. This included running the Davidson dairy in the war years, and later a chicken layer operation, hog and commercial cow /calf operation. Dad and mum always enjoyed visiting with their many friends and family. He was very active in the community. He served ten years on the Davidson School Board, a number of years on the United Church Board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also fifteen years with the Paul Revere Insurance company at which time he reached top sales man in Canada. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Doug (Elaine) and family, Brenda Frank, Christopher and Robyn of Saskatoon; Terri (Kevin) Nixey, Cole and Cameron of Warman; Tanya (Lea) Adam of Germany; Jana Hansen, Lee, Darby, and Trenton of Wynyard and Cory Penner, Joel of Saskatoon; Daughter Linda (Bill) Pipke and family, Stephanie (David) Pipke Painchaud, Sadie of Tisdale; Vanessa (Tyler) Mack, Brook, Madison, and Cole of Meota. His memorial service will be held in the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK. on Wednesday February 9th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m..
- Chris Amrud passed away on March 18, 2013 at the Davidson Health Centre, at age 85. Predeceased by her husband Orvald in 1994, she is survived by her family: Gary; Gayle (Andre) Deschamps, Christophe and Josie; Susan (Richard Scott), David and Alyssa; Cynthia (Robert) Shorter, Lynnelle (Ryan) Butler and Kyle. A Memorial Service will be held at the Davidson United Church on Friday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m.
- David Ernst passed away on October 2, 2007 surrounded by his family after a year-long battle with cancer. Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are Verna, his loving wife of 39 years, his children Tim and Susan and their spouses Gwenyn and Devin, and his grandchildren Tyler, Dylan and Nicholas. He also leaves behind his mother Sara, father-in-law George, many brothers and sisters, relatives and friends. David was predeceased by his father Ernst and mother-in-law Margaret. Throughout his life, he maintained a strong faith in God and was active in his church wherever he lived. He lived a life of quiet devotion to God and his family. He claimed the promise of Psalm 23; goodness and mercy followed him all the days of his life, and he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. A funeral service will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 190 Massey Road, Regina, SK on October 5th at 11:00am. Interment will be held at Emmanuel Cemetery, (6 miles north of Davidson SK and 8 miles west on Knob Hill Road) at approximately 4:00pm. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Pasqua Palliative Care Unit for their care and kindness.
- Keith Raymond Andreas of Davidson Sask., age 29 years passed away accidently on Wednesday November 14th, 2001. The Vigil of prayers will be held Friday, November 16th, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Davidson, Sask. The Celebration of Keith's life Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Davidson, Sask. Interment Family Plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Joseph (1924 - 2013). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Arend, 89 years, on October 2, 2013 at the Davidson and District Health Care Centre. Dad farmed all his life and loved custom combining, auctions, old cars, playing crib and most of all his family. Joe was predeceased by his parents, wife Erna, brother Matt and grandson-in-law Todd Miller. Dad is survived by friend Eva Fuchs, children Pat (Don) Old, Randy (Val) Arend, Joanne (Dennis) Lowes, Brian Arend and Bonnie (Barry) Kerpan, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Nola Manz, and sister-in-law Joan Manz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson SK, on Monday October 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin, celebrant. Interment will be in the family plot, Davidson Community Cemetery, Davidson SK.
- Lola Armstrong passed away in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, on Friday, March 15, 2013. She is survived by her husband Hugh. Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina, Sask. on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Davidson Cemetery.
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- Agnes (nee Amrud), May 21, 1916 - November 1, 2006. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes Barlow. Agnes was the daughter of Albert and Anna Amrud. She was born on a farm near Strongfield and was the eldest of six children. In 1938 mom married Harold Barlow, the love of her life. They worked side by side on the farm. Mom always ran the combine in the fall and enjoyed every moment. She and dad belong to a square dance club for many years. They spent their winters in Arizona for 28 years and enjoyed entertaining their many friends. Mom enjoyed her life to the fullest. She was truly a people person and was the happiest when she was visiting her many friends and neighbours; dancing and visiting brought her the most joy. She belonged to the Legion Auxiliary, Knob Hill Community Club, Rebecca Lodge, Eastern Star Lodge and the Red Hatters. Agnes is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Chomyshen and her son, Dale Barlow (Carol); as well as grandchildren, Debbie Ehmann (Don), Daryl Brown (Val), Doug Chomyshen (Laurel), Paul Chomyshen (Roxanne), Beth Cadrain (Jim), Cory Chomyshen (Carla), Lance Barlow (Sharon), Brent Barlow (Janet) and Steven Barlow; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Barlow and her son-in-law, Alex Chomyshen. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the Davidson United Church. Interment to follow at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Betty (nee Myrick) January 15, 1921 - September 11, 2012. Betty was born in Saskatoon on January 15, 1921 and grew up on the farm at Davidson. After becoming one of the first women to graduate from the College of Agriculture, U of S, she worked in Calgary and Regina, but then returned to the farm with her husband. The farm, her favourite place, was where she spent her last summer with her beloved Teasel. She was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Neva Davey Myrick, and by her husband, Les Barlow, and Les's family: Mervyn (Etta), Harold (Agnes), Percy, and Viola Morris. Betty will be forever missed by her children, Lois (Malcolm) Wilson and Ross (Gloria) Barlow, and her grandchildren, Niall Wilson and Danee Wilson, as well as her sisters-in-law, Ida Barlow and Myrna (Ron) Ector, her brother-in-law, Bob Morris, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. At Betty's request, there will be no funeral service.
- Gary Lawrence. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Gary Lawrence Beckie, age 41 of Highlands Ranch, Co., on Wednesday, November 14th, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary is survived by his wife of 18 years Sheila (Brennan); children Alysha 14, Drew 11, Jenelle 8, Janine 7; his parents Margaret Ann and Lawrence Beckie of Kenaston, Saskatchewan; six brothers and sisters, Theresa and Don Brogley; Bill and Christine Beckie (Talia); Hugh and Simone Beckie (Brianne, Brett); Doug and Karen Beckie (Brittney, Tyler), Lori and Daryl Cooper (Austin, Kelsey, Jory, Reid, Justine), Jo Ann Beckie; Mother in law, Phyllis Brennan and Father in law, the late James Brennan; Ed and Colleen Flett (Luke, Geordin), Bob Brennan and Jane Welsh (Thomas, Monica, Olivia); Bill Brennan and Julie Hughes (Casey), Nelson and Maureen Greene (Shannon, Billy), his Grandpa Nick Beckie and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan on May 19th, 1960 and resided in the Kenaston area until 1977 when he moved to Saskatoon to attend Mount Royal High School. After graduating in 1978, Gary pursued his BSPE at the University of Saskatchewan, completing it in 1983. During this time he was a 5 year member of the Huskie Men's Basketball Team. In April 1983, he married Sheila Brennan and moved to Regina to begin a career with Sask Sport Inc. Gary returned to the U of S to complete a MBA in 1990 and was hired by the Rydberg Levy Group. His consulting career saw him travel throughout Canada, the USA and internationally, finally relocating to Denver in 1993 where he resided until his death. Gary was an avid athlete who competed intensely as a member of the Shamrock Sports Men's Club in basketball, slow pitch and football. He loved to golf, fish, read and do home projects in his spare time. Gary devoted countless hours and weekends to many men's groups speaking at retreats and directing personal growth work. This fulfilled his life mission "to co-create a healing world by speaking my truth and sharing my love." Gary's greatest joy and passion was spending time with his family as a devoted husband and loving Dad. He will be forever remembered for his awesome smile and the twinkle in his eye. Services will be held in the Denver area beginning with a vigil service on Monday, Nov. 19th at 7 pm at Pax Christi Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 20th at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. Private burial to follow on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Mt. Ollivet Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of their Canadian family and friends for their constant prayers, e-mails, cards, calls and letters throughout Gary's illness.
- Leo Joseph Belecque of Davidson Saskatchewan, age 81 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16th, 2007. Leo is survived by his loving family, partner and companion Trudy McCreary & Pixie, Trudy's son Michael (Stacey) & son Parker; son Louis (Maria) & family Paul and Renee and granddaughter Gabriella: sisters Marg Ranger, Rita Brown and Vivian (Larry) Lebell; brothers Gary (Paulette), Dallard (Louise) and Vic, also nieces, nephews and extended family members. Leo was predeceased by his first wife Theresa, second wife Doris, son-in-law Larry Williams and parents Thomas and Mary Louise Belecque. The celebration of Leo's life funeral service will be held on Friday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- Andrew Wallace of Loreburn, Sk, died suddenly on Feb. 13, 2008. Andy was 54 years of age, and was born in Davidson, Sk. Andy is survived by his 3 brothers, Daniel (Rosalee) Bender, Curtis Bender, Jeff (Glenda Curtis) Bender, and his 3 sisters, Denise (Mike) ParrPearson, Connie (Barry) Olson, and Michelle (Frank) Lang, as well as several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Irene Bender. Andy was involved in farming for many years and was employed at Bigsky Farms, Broderick, Sk., until the time of his death. Andy loved fishing, going for coffee, playing cards, visiting with friends, going for drives and playing the lottery. A special thanks to his numerous friends, and especially to Reuben and the late Chris Bahnman. He will be sadly missed by all of us. The Prayer Vigil will be held Sunday, Feb. 17th at 8PM, and the Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Feb. 18th at 2PM. Both will take place at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sk., Rev. Fr. Francis Geraldo officiating. Internment to follow at Davidson Cemetery.
- Hazel Rosella Christina, November 15, 1912 July 13, 2004. The passing of Hazel occurred peacefully at the Davidson and District Health Care Center with family at her side. She is survived by her two children, Judy (Dennis) Morton and Robert (Shirley) Bender. She leaves four grandchildren, Colette (Bruce) Janes, DeAnne (John) Chuiko, Justin Bender and Carla Bender (Jared) Shaw; two great grandchildren Brayden and Brielle Janes. She was predeceased by her husband Harry (1970) and son Rodney (2003). The Celebration of Hazel's life funeral service will be held on Friday, July 16, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Cathy Maxwell officiating.
- Dorothy Alice (nee Dumbleton), late of Regina SK, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2005. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Kate Dumbleton; husband Lyle; son Wayne in April 2005; Dorothy is survived by her sister Mrs. May Morrow of Etobicoke ON; brother Ralph Dumbleton of Ladysmith BC; brother-in-law Lloyd Bergstrom of Victoria BC; nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was born on the family homestead near Davidson SK on December 2, 1908. In 1918 she moved with her family to Regina where she received all her schooling. Dorothy taught school until she married Lyle Bergstrom on August 31, 1935. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park with Rev. John Haas officiating.
- Beatrice May (nee Stone) June 27, 1912 - February 21, 2001. Bea was born on a farm near Davidson. She was predeceased by her parents Henry & Elizabeth Stone, sister Violet Walker, brothers, Claude & Bert, husband Jay Blackmore, sister-in-law Winnie Stone, brothers-in-law J. D. Walker, Ed Hammond & son-in-law Cliff Shaw. Bea is survived by her husband Harold Boon & sister Ellen Hammond. Daughters, Sharon (Ken) Church & family, Dellene (Darren Ebenal) Dalton Kassidy & Gabriel: Jay (Darelle) Church, Andrew Ballantyne & Raila Palmer: Kelley Church. Daughter Vanna Gay Shaw & family, Jason (Angela) & Carter & Brianna: Corla (Pat) Rokochy & Levi: Ryan & friend Lindsay McJannet. Sister-in-law Dolly Stone & numerous nieces and nephews. Step-daughter Vera Webb & Naida Robinson & families, step daughter & step son Adele Owatz & Wayne Boon. The celebration of "Bea's" life service will be held on Saturday, February 24th. 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Derek Nicholls officiating, interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Harold Raymond Boon of Moose Jaw, formerly of Davidson and Regina, passed away February 4, 2002. Harold was the oldest of four boys born in Davidson to Mattie Marie (Jensen) and Ernest H. Boon. He lived in the Davidson district until his marriage when they moved to Regina. Harold spent his later years at Chez Nous in Moose Jaw. Throughout his life Harold enjoyed the company of others through cards, board games, curling, dancing, billiards, carpet bowling, television sports, bowling, golf, dining out, and visiting. His visits to his family and friends were his treasures. He will always be remembered by his family for his quick wit and his comments that brought laughter and sometimes surprise to those listening. Predeceased by the mother of his children, Grace (nee Juhnke); his second wife, Bea (Blackmore); his parents, Marie and Ernest; brothers: Gordon and Clifford; sisters-in-law, Myrtle Boon, Lena McGladdery; brothers-in-law, Si Dean, Ignace Snoj, Earl Doupe, Martin Juhnke, Art McGladdery, and Howard Reicken. Harold is survived by his daughter: Adele (Fred) Owatz and their children: Dr. Todd (Sandra) Owatz and Krista Owatz - Moose Jaw; Dr. Brett Owatz - United Arab Emirates; son, Wayne (Heather) Boon and their children: Shane, Jocelyn, and Taneal - St. Albert, AB.; brother, Clarence - Virden, MB.; sisters-in-law: Alma Snoj, Olive Dean, Edna Reicken, Hazel (Earl) Johnson, May Doupe and Margaret Boon; Bea's children: Sharon (Ken) Church and their children: Vanna Gay Shaw and her children. Also many special nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Memorial Service will be held at Minto United Church, 1036 Seventh Ave. N.W., Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 11:00 am. Reverend John Carley will officiate. Family memorialization will follow.
- Eva May (nee Palmer) of Davidson, Sask., age 85 years passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 7th, 2004 at the Davidson Health Care Center. Eva is survived by her loving family: children, Ray (Joyce) Shafer, Lew (Vi) Shafer; Carol (Michael) Schneider, Gloria (Don) Cool and Kelly (Dave) Foster: 19 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothers Glen (Orla) and Lloyd (Mildred) Palmer, sister Maimie (Bruce) McKay also In-laws, nieces nephews, and other family members. Eva was predeceased by her parents, Alice and Lew Palmer. Her 1st husband Charles Shafer and 2nd husband Bob Braun, 4 brothers, 2 sisters also sisters and brothers in law. The celebration of Eva's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Cathy Maxwell officiating. Cremation, interment of cremains in the family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- John Michael of Davidson, SK. passed away suddenly on May 21, 2001. He was born on June 28, 1926 at Killaly, SK. His family moved to the St. Walburg area in 1927, farming at Flat Valley, between Loon Lake and Goodsoil. At age 12 John was stricken with polio, which temporarily paralyzed him from the neck down. He was not expected to live more than 6 months, but miraculously, he recovered and went on to a long and varied life. Working with the phone company and the railroad were a big part of his young adult life. He also had a love of training horses. In 1947, he began working on his brother-in-law Frank Bender's farm near Loreburn, SK. In 1958, John married Rose Marie Young, who was teaching at Cherry Grove School near Loreburn, SK. They lived on a farm nearby, where they raised their children and farmed until moving to Davidson in 1987. John kept busy with yard work and chores for a variety of people, and often Rose Marie would help him out. His garden, plants and other special projects kept him busy through the years. His grandchildren were a great source of pride and joy and every moment he spent with them was precious. John is survived by his loving wife Rose Marie and his family, Cathy (Rex) Preston, Trevor, Christopher of Stranraer, SK; Phil (Kirsten) Bruch, Riley, Justin, Jasmine of Saskatoon, SK; Doug (Wanda) Bruch, Dylan, Lindsay, Autumn of Regina, SK; Paul Bruch of Saskatoon, SK; Shirley (Peter) Voldeng, Addison, Scott, Sarah of Naicam, SK; Tim Bruch of Davidson, SK; Trish (Clayton) Schilling, Jacob of Davidson, SK. John is also survived by three brothers: Bill (Martha) Bruch, of Calgary, AB; Ernie (Doreen) Bruch, of Medicine Hat, AB; and Milton (Betty) Bruch, of Woodstock, ON. John also has numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. John was predeceased by his parents Anton and Catherine Bruch, brother Henry Bruch, sister Irene Bender, son Raymond Bruch and grand-daughter Sydney Schilling. A prayer vigil will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson, SK on May 24, 2001 at 7:30 pm. A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on May 25, 2001 at 10:30 a.m.
- Edward Alvin Buchholz of Davidson, Saskatchewan passed away suddenly on Monday, Saturday 26th, 2005 at the age of sixty-two years. Edward is survived by his loving family: wife Melanie Buchholz, daughter Lorena (Darrell) Sosnowski and sons Paul (Bonnie) Buchholz and Marc Buchholz. The celebration of Edward's Life Funeral Service will be held on October 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson, Saskatchewan with Reverend Margaret Propp officiating. Edward will be interned in a family plot in Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Saskatchewan.
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- David Thomas left us suddenly and tragically on January 31, 2004 at the age of 46. Left to mourn, to cherish his smile and stories, his wife of 19 years, Gisele; son, Mitchell of Edmonton and daughters, Justine and Chantel. His extended family, Mom (Dee Begrand), Nic and Kerry Begrand-Fast, Monique and Nelson Lussier and Rob and Jen Begrand; his mother and father, Gladys and Harold Camber of Davidson; much loved brothers, Don Camber of Eatonia and Brian (Darla) Camber of Saskatoon; his nieces and nephews, Kim (Dave) Robinson and great niece, Josie, Steven Camber, Paris and Pascal, Steph and Marshal, Ollie and Ben, Kyle and Quentin. David is predeceased by Bob Begrand, Gisele's dad in 1985. Dave was a hard working, fun loving family guy. Driving was his passion, if it had a clutch and a gear shift, Dave could do it. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Young Community Hall. In
- Harold Camber (1915 - 2007). On Sunday December 16th, 2007, Harold Camber aged 92, a resident of Columbia Manor, Saskatoon, Sask., formerly of Davidson, Sask., passed away peacefully in his sleep while a patient in the progressive care unit of Saskatoon City Hospital. Born on the 8th of December 1915 in Davidson, Sask., he was raised and actively farmed in the Lothian District until the age of 91, when he retired to Saskatoon. Harold was predeceased by son David in 2004. He is survived by his loving wife Gladys of 61 years, sons Clifford (Mona), Donald (Mary), Brian (Darla), daughter-in-law Gisele, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. The celebration of Harolds life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 22nd, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson Sask., with Rev. Diane Eurig & Pastor Dean Huber presiding.
- James Daniel passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on May 29, 2001. Predeceased by his parents, his granddaughter (Tula Ellard) and his grandson (Ted Way), Jim leaves a life of wonderful memories with his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth, and his four children - Jean Way and Ron of Galiano Island, BC, Barb Armstrong and Don of Chilliwack, BC, Nancy Cameron and Cary Hynek of White Rock, BC and Ian and Rhonda of Armstrong, BC. Jim also had ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, who loved their Grandpa/Gramps fondly. He will be greatly missed by his sister Marjorie McGill (W. Vancouver), brother-in-law Stew McGill and many nieces and nephews. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1912, Jim came to Canada in 1914 and lived a wonderful boyhood life in the prairie town of Davidson, Saskatchewan. He proudly fought in World War II in campaigns in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, and in the Army of Occupation, with the Royal Regina Rifle Regiment. He enjoyed a full and active work life of 52 years in Saskatchewan with Imperial Oil, King's Printers, Confederation Life, Neil Motors, Crestview Chrysler and Tract Equipment. Jim travelled much of the province selling Bombardier equipment and in 1980 received their worldwide "All Time Salesman Award" (1947-1979) for the sale of Bombardier industrial units. Jim was also actively involved in his community. He served as a president of the Regina Kiwanis Club, the Royal United Services Institute of Regina and the Davin School Home and School Association. He was on the Committee of Stewards of Westminster United Church. He was a director of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Football Club - one of his great loves and passions, and an enthusiastic participant in the Lumsden Beach community. In the last four years, Jim was a resident of McIntosh Lodge in Chilliwack. The family would like to gratefully thank the staff of the Lodge for their wonderful care, as well as the nurses and staff at Chilliwack General Hospital who cared for him in his last three weeks. Thanks, too, to Dr. Hamilton, Dr. McConnell and Dr. Tingey for their care and attention and to Margo Ormerod for her weekly readings and visitations with Dad. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Chilliwack United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2001.
- Emery Bishop passed away after a short illness on Monday, October 27, 2003 at 93 years of age. Em was born June 26, 1910 on a farm just outside of Davidson, Saskatchewan. He moved to Moose Jaw as a young teenager, where he attended King George School and Central Collegiate. He worked for The T. Eaton Co. for 46 years, starting in 1928 in Moose Jaw, transferring to Regina in 1964, and retiring in 1974 as a department manager. During World War II Em joined the Moose Jaw 77th Field Battery as a lieutenant. He attended a senior officers' course at Oxford while he was in England, and became a Major, second in command of the 2nd Medium Regiment. While the regiment was in Italy, Em's back was injured when his jeep hit a land mine. He was returned to Canada and put in command of the School of Artillery in Petawawa, Ontario. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel while in this posting. Em was training on American equipment in Fort Sill, Oklahoma when the war ended. As a young man Em was very active in sports. He played football for the Moose Jaw Maroons, scoring both goals in a win over the Regina Roughriders. He also played for the Moose Jaw hardball team, who became Western Canadian champions while he played for them. When his own family was young Em belonged to the Buffalo Lake Sailing Club. As a senior snowbirding in Arizona he belonged to the ""Roun-de-lays"" round dancing club. He was an avid bridge player all his life, and was still playing bridge with the ""Pairs and Spares"" at Whitmore Park United Church two weeks before his death. Emery was a member of St. Andrews United Church in Moose Jaw, and Lakeview United Church after his move to Regina. He received his 50 year certificate in January, 2003 from the Masonic Order, Moose Jaw Lodge #3 where he was a Master Mason. He was past-president of the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Club, past-president of the Moose Jaw United Way, past-president of Moose Jaw Family Services, and was also a member of the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce and the Emergency Measures Organization in Regina. Em was predeceased by his parents Fred and Barbara Cawsey, his wife Mary (Craig) Cawsey, daughter Sandra Wilson, and brothers Aubrey and Ralph Cawsey. He is survived by his brother Fred Cawsey of Prince George, BC; son Fred (Pat) Cawsey; daughter Nancy (Harv) From; granddaughters Carrie (Kim) Tarr and Amanda (Todd) Maier; greatgrandchildren Sarah Tarr, Ryan Tarr, Samantha Maier and Taylor Maier, all of Regina; and numerous nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel in Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina on Saturday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.
- Arthur John passed away in Saskatoon City Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at the age of 82. John was born March 9, 1924 in Lashburn, SK to Horatio and Florence Chester. He spent most of his growing up years in the Elbow area. After leaving Elbow he went to work on a farm at Nipawin where he met and married Jean Armstrong in 1951. They moved to Flin Flon, MB where they welcomed the birth of their first son, Kelvin in 1952. Soon after that they moved to Davidson, SK where their family grew bigger with the birth of their son, Rick in 1954. and their daughter, Linda in 1956. John did custom combining with his brother, Delbert and worked for Bob Norris in his garage as mechanic. After trying different areas, John settled back in the rural setting he loved in Swanson, where was patrol operator and mechanic for the R.M. of Montrose for 13 years. After retirement they moved to Outlook but due to ill health they found it necessary to move to Saskatoon where they resided until his passing. John loved country living and everything that went with it, from the quietness of sitting outside on a warm evening to the hunting and trapping that he loved. His greatest joy was family, especially all the little ones that were added to his family through the years. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, teaching them everything that he knew, from mechanics to hunting to just life. All the kids loved sitting and listening to him play his harmonica but that was the one thing he wasn't able to teach any of them! Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 years, Jean; sons, Kel (Penny), Rick (Shirley), both of Kindersley; daughter, Linda of Saskatoon; 11 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren; sister, Ruby (Ted); sister-in-law, Ruth; and numerous nephews and nieces. John was predeceased by his parents, Horatio and Florence; brothers, Douglas and Delbert; sisters, Norma, Amy Jean, Pat, Edna, Vera; and nephew, Randy. Interment of ashes will be Thursday, January 4, 2007 at St. Ambrose Cemetery at Swanson followed by a Celebration of John's life at 2:00 at Swanson Hall, SK.
- Alex, February 23, 1933 - May 19, 2006. Alex Chomyshen passed away suddenly at his farm on Friday, May 19, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday May 23, 2006 at 2 p.m. from the Bladworth Town Hall, Bladworth. SK. conducted by Worship Leader Clark Puckett. He was doing what he loved, helping his sons on the farm. Alex was a wonderful family man. Enjoying time spent with his family and friends was what he always looked forward to. He spent many enjoyable hours with his grandchildren teaching them songs, the love of nature and just being a loving grandfather. His lifelong passion was farming. He farmed for over 50 years. He knew his land and how to make it produce good crops that he was so proud of. Alex was active in the Elks Lodge first in Hawarden, then in Bladworth. He was a dedicated councilor for the RM of Willner missing only one meeting in the 18 years of service, only because he was in the hospital having heart surgery. Alex is survived by his loving family and wife Mary Ann; sons Daryl (Val), Doug (Laurel), Paul (Roxanne), Cory (Carla); daughters Debbie (Don) and Beth (Jim); seventeen grandchildren Tammy (Cam), Crystal (Kirk), Micheal (Trish), Jessica, Justin, Kristopher, Lacey, Alysha, Kristina, Nicholas, Nathan, Marshall, Layne, Megan, Bailey, Amy, Samantha and great grand daughters Makenna and Madison, three brothers and five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Interment will follow in the Davidson Cemetery.
- Mary Cool passed away peacefully on April 11th, 2013 at the age of 85 years at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. The Celebration of Mary's life Funeral Service will be held at the graveside family plot Davidson Community Cemetery, Davidson, SK on Saturday July 20th, 2013 at 1:00 PM with grandson Brian Cool & Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin officiating. All are invited to join with the family for lunch & fellowship at the Catholic Parish Hall in Davidson following the committal service.
- Reginald Bruce passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents and brothers Bill, Art and Alf. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Arlene; children Don (Kathryn), Nancy (Ken) Brandick and Kathy Heisler; grandchildren, Don's children Sheilagh (Steve) Byler, Melissa (Kent) Breedlove, Rob (Lisel) Copeland; Nancy's children Jennifer and Jason Brandick; Kathy's children Colette (Phil) Thompson and Samantha Heisler; great grandchildren Colin Byler; Joseph and Maggie Breedlove; Sophie, Walker and Lowell Copeland; and Alena, Sarah and Megan Thompson; as well as nieces, nephews, one cousin and friends. Reg was born in Moose Jaw and worked as a station agent for the CPR for 20 years, after which he became the General Chairman of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, then he owned and operated the Halfway House Hotel in Davidson. Reg took great pleasure in traveling extensively with Arlene and treasured the time he spent with his family. A VIEWING will commence at 1:00 pm, followed by A FUNERAL SERVICE to be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm, with Dr. John Barkman officiating. Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- George Howard Cowie of Davidson, Sask., age 87 years passed away peacefully on Sunday August 25th, 2002 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Howard issurvived by his loving wife: Betty, Sister Mary Morris also nieces, nephews and other family members. Howard was predeceased by his parents Charles and Pearl, his brotherEdward Charles and brothers-in-law Nelson Morris and George McDonald. The Celebration of Howards Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 29th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Mary Laureen "Laurie". It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Laurie on Monday August 1, 2011 at the age of 87. Laurie led a rich and faithful life. Her loves included family, flowers, horses, the Blue Jays and her faith. Laurie is survived by her son Sid (Bonnie), Kirk (Tanya), Lauri (Scott), Tom and Clem; daughter Sandra (Will), Annie, Natalie and Maria; son Terry (Sylvia), Ryan, Clint (Cathy), Lanny and Courtney; daughter Joan, Tracey (Matt), and Trevor (Rachelle). She was also blessed with darling great grandchildren. Laurie was predeceased by her husband Bob and son Tom (Delores) and family. A family service will be held.
- Robert Glenwood Craib (Bob) passed away quietly on Saturday, March 1, 2008 surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Davidson, Sask., May 19, 1923. He is survived by his loving wife Laurie and stepchildren Sid (Bonnie) McConnell, Sandra (Will) Krawciw, Terry (Sylvia) McConnell and Joan McConnell. His adored grandchildren are Kirk (Tanya) McConnell, Laurie (Scott) Humeniuk, Tom and Clem McConnell, Annie, Natalie and Maria Karwciw, Ryan (Karen), Clinton (Cathy), Lanny and Courtney McConnell and Tracey and Trevor (Rachelle) Lesperance. Great Grandchildren Jenn (Dave) Gillcash, Nigel (Sara) Bertrand, Nicole Bertrand, Emily McConnell, Sullivan Humeniuk and Kade McConnell. Sisters Audrey Byrd, Annie Bearss and Shirley Manz, brother-inlaw Doug Edwards and sisters-in-law Tiz Smith and Betty Pederson and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by parents Robert and Mary, younger brother Joseph, stepson Tom and his family Delores, Cindy, Kurt and Kevin, sisters Doris Renaud, Eunice Edwards, Evelyn Dezotell and brothers-in-law. Bob was a quiet gentle man who had a love for his land and a passion for horses. He was active with Barrel and Stake and spent years raising, training and racing standardbred harness horses. He was a wonderful husband and father and simply cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob adored all little ones. He will always be remembered for that grin on his face and that twinkle in his eyes. Bob was a dear man who was greatly loved by all his family and will be deeply missed. The Celebration of Bob's life funeral service will be held on Thursday March 6th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sk., Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment following at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Mildred. On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Mildred Cruise passed away at the age of 90 years following a courageous battle with lung disease. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by two sons, Lyle (Judy) and Kelly (Janice); four grandchildren, Laren (Melanie), Kristin (Jeff), Kathryn (Kevin) and Allyse; three great-grandchildren, Dawson, McKenna and Tierny; two brothers-in-law, Ike and Ben (Isabel); sister-in-law, Ruth; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her mother; father; and step-father; her brothers, Murray and Sid; her sisters, Lorna, Joyce, Zell and Iris. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lang and the staff at the Davidson Health Centre for the care they provided during Mildred’s stay, and the Home Care staff for their assistance while she was at home.
A funeral service was held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment followed at the Davidson Cemetery.
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- Ada May (nee Deets) November 14, 1935 - November 3, 2011. The passing of Ada May de Caux, of Outlook and formerly of Birsay, SK, occurred on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, at the age of 75 years. Ada is survived by her loving husband, John de Caux; her family, Kelly de Caux of Calgary, Deb de Caux of Dinsmore; two grandchildren, Dakota May and Robert Wesley; one brother, Harold Deets of Hythe, AB; two sisters, Dorothy (Tom) Wilson of Tugaske, SK, and Hazel Matheson of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Reta (George) Barr, Opal (Clarence) Ducommun, and Edna (George) Brown; two brothers, Aaron Bill (Jessie) Deets and Elmer Deets; and by brother-in-law, Don Matheson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Birsay United Church, Birsay, SK, with Rev. Anne Hines officiating. Interment will take place in the Davidson Cemetery.
- John Wesley (July 9, 1932 - April 29, 2012). The passing of John Wesley de Caux, of Outlook and formerly of Birsay, Sask., occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Outlook & District Health Centre, at the age of 79 years. John is survived by his family; Kelly de Caux of Calgary, and Deb de Caux of Dinsmore; 2 grandchildren, Dakota May and Robert Wesley; 4 sisters-in-law, Sheila de Caux (son, Barry), Phyllis de Caux (daughter, Barbara), Dorothy (Thomas) Wilson, and Hazel Matheson; 1 brother-in-law, Harold Deets; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ada May de Caux; 3 brothers, Brian de Caux, Snowden de Caux, and David de Caux; in-laws Reta (George) Barr, Opal (Clarence) Ducommun, Edna (George) Brown, Aaron "Bill" (Jessie) Deets, Elmer Deets, Don Matheson, and Emily Deets A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Birsay United Church in Birsay, Sask. with Rev. Anne Hines officiating. Interment will take place in the Davidson Cemetery at a later date.
- Wayne Andrew. Saturday, February 14, 2004, God saw fit to call to himself, Wayne Andrew Deitner. Wayne was born in Davidson, SK, on July 21, 1959. He was born the second son of Leonard and Adeline (Jewell) Deitner. Wayne grew up at Kenaston and Bradwell, SK. He became an electrician and eventually moved his family to Fort Nelson, BC where he started Demco Electric Ltd. Wayne will be deeply missed by his family, his wife Christine; daughter Lynette (Weylin); sons Nathan, Jeremy, Wayne (Lyndsay); grandsons Zackary, and Joshua. His parents Leonard and Adeline of Saskatoon, SK; his brothers Brian of Edmonton, AB, Bruce of Saskatoon, SK; and sister Tracy (Clint) Ferner of Calgary, AB. Wayne's life was truly his family.
- Mary Evelyn (nee Craib) passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on May 6, 2007 at the age of 82. Evelyn was born January 13, 1925 to Robert and Mary Jane Craib at the Davidson Union Hospital. Evelyn married Cecil Dezotell on September 22, 1946. They settled on the family farm which was located 4 miles west of Davidson. During this time they enjoyed raising their 4 boys, Bob (Betty), Wes (Nancy), Marvin (Marla), and Myles (Anne Marie). A great pride of Evelyn's life were her grandchildren: Curtis (Jennifer), Bradley (Carrie), Krista, Chad, Jaret, Raelene, Rylan, Nolan and Jordon. In 1976 Evelyn moved to Davidson after the passing of her husband, Cecil. In 1977 Evelyn began her career with the Davidson Union Hospital as a casual employee in the kitchen and housekeeping area until her retirement in 1992. While raising her boys she got great enjoyment watching them play baseball, curling and any other sport. This continued on as her Grandchildren became active in the sporting world. Her other interests were visiting with her brother and sisters and being a long time member of the Star Aid Club. She is predeceased by her husband Cecil; brother Joseph; sisters Eunice Edwards and Doris Renaud; brothers-in-law George Byrd, Bill Bearss, George Renaud, Martin Manz, Percy Dezotell, Burt Presthold, Marion Bessey; sisters-in-law Margaret Dezotell, Fern Presthold and Pearl Bessey. She leaves to mourn her brother Robert (Laurie) Craib, sisters Anne Bearss, Audrey Byrd and Shirley Manz, brother-in-law Doug Edwards. Plus many cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at the Davidson United Church on May 9th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. A Family Interment will take place on May 12, 2007 at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Leita Alice (nee Palmer) late of Regina, SK passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 21, 2003 surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Alice Palmer; her first husband, John Crabbe in 1951; her second husband, Gabriel Diebel in 1980; son-in-law, Wayne; infant granddaughter, Tammy Rae; brothers, Gordon, Roy, Earl and Merrill and sister, Laura; Leita is survived by her children Jim (Marj) Crabbe, Don (Debbie) Crabbe, Tyler, Meagan and Dillon, Lorna (Trent) Tabor, Nathan, Tracey and Everett Tabor, Trevor (Daneen) and Brad (Trina) Millard, Bonnie Baber, Darren (Kendra) Darcy (Denise) and Dawn, Perry Diebel, Kenny and Danika, Pam (Ted) Zuk, Ashley, Rachelle and Chad, Gina (Dennis) Kolish, Brian (Karen) Diebel, Nicole, Karlie and Erica; great grandchildren, Austin and Walker Millard and Brittany Millard; brothers, Glen (Orla) Palmer and Lloyd (Mildred) Palmer; sisters, Eva Braun and Mamie (Bruce) McKay; also, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Leita was born July 23, 1927 in Davidson, raised in the Bladworth district and moved to Regina in 1970. Leita devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed many good times with them and her many friends. A Celebration of Leita's life wil be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Barry Bruce officiating. Interment will be held at the Baldworth Cemetery, Bladworth, SK at 2:30 p.m following with lunch at the Elks Hall.
- Alvena Gertrude (nee Brown) June 5, 1919 - August 20, 2007. It is with great sadness we say good-bye to our wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, Alvena Dieno. Alvena passed away August 20, 2007 at Saskatoon City Hospital. She was born in Tessier, Saskatchewan on June 5, 1919 to Truman and Stella Brown. She grew up in Blucher, Saskatchewan. Alvena attended Mackenzieville School, took grades 9 and 10 by correspondence, grade 11 at Bradwell and grade 12 at City Park Collegiate. Alvena then went on to attend Saskatoon Normal School and upon graduating, took a teaching position at Manitou Hill School near Young, Saskatchewan. There she met and married William Dieno. They took up farming and moved to Davidson, Saskatchewan in 1953, where they raised their six children and continued to reside until her passing. Alvena was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Davidson. She was one of a group of dedicated quilters who worked tirelessly to make quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Her passion was gardening and everything she touched blossomed. Alvena and Bill never missed hockey and baseball games, or school concerts and music recitals for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Alvena loved family gatherings, going to Seniors, the daily visits to A&W and the shop. Her daily diary entries are legendary and will provide many great memories for her family. Alvena was predeceased by her parents, Truman and Stella Brown, sisters Myrtle Dawson and Gladys Chermcara, brother, Ronald Brown and numerous sistersand brothers-in-law. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, William, children Terry (Carol) Dieno, Glen (Doris) Dieno, Garnet (Norma) Dieno, Valerie Westgate and John Westgate, Trudy (Scott) McDonald and Lindsay (Karen) Dieno; 15 grandchildren: Trevor Dieno, Tracy (Murray) Hodgins, Trent Dieno; Sean Dieno (Tanya Pomaranski), Michelle (Derek) Roth; Cory Dieno (Brandi Prpick), Erin Dieno; Kim Westgate; Luke, Nigel, Alexa and Madison McDonald; Garrett, Linden and Makenna Dieno; 7 greatgrandchildren: Rhyse Dieno; Nicolette, Jordan and Paige Hodgins; Deklin Dieno; Aidan and Danica Roth. Alvena also leaves to mourn: sister, Candace Allardyce; sisters-in-law Violet Brown, Ella (Emil) Kaminski, Rita (Merv) Smith, Lorraine (Bob) Jensen, Rose (Jack) Shields, Margaret Dieno, Erna Dieno, Bev Dieno, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The celebration of Alvena's life will be held on Friday, August 24th at 2pm in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson, Saskatchewan with Pastor Ken Finnestad (Lutheran) presiding. Interment immediately following at the Davidson Cemetery. Reception at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall.
- Elmer John Doell, of Loreburn, SK age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2007. The Vigil of Prayers Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Both at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK, Rev. Father Francis Geraldo Celebrant. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
- Wilmot Dougan passed away Thursday, March 16, 2007 in his 85th year, at the Davidson Health Care Center where he resided. The celebration of Wilmot's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- Wilfred Dube of Camrose, Alberta formerly of Davidson, Sask. passed away on December 3, 2010 at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his wife Carole, son Michael (Melanie), daughters Pam and Colette, grandchildren Matthew, Brayden, Dalton, Breanna, Shae-Lynn, Julien, and Jacob. He is also survived by father Bill, brothers Glen and Gerry, and sister Jeanette and predeceased by mother Nora, brother Leonard and sister Colleen. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel in Camrose, Alberta.
- Annette Gay (nee Bennett). It is with heavy hearts the family of Annette announce her passing on February 27 after a lengthy battle with cancer, peacefully at home, with her family by her side. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Don; their son, Andy and girl friend, Sarah Plestid; her parents, Floyd and Alma Bennett of Davidson, SK; sister, Terry (George) Ritchie; brother, Dale (Clair) Bennett of Saskatoon; brothers-in-law, Darrell (Dana) Duchscher and their children Steven and Taylor, and Gary Duchscher. Annette was born on December 13, 1960 in Davidson SK. She grew up on the family farm, and had many fond memories of helping her parents with chores, and caring for the many farm animals. She moved to Saskatoon and shortly after started work at Nashua Photo. There Annette met Don and they married in 1981. Andy was bom in 1985, and Annette took great pride watching her boy grow up. Annette enjoyed her time at Nashua Photo, learning all she could, and advancing to the position of computer tech. She made many friends, and became involved as the shop steward. The effects of her illness made it more difficult for her to work and concentrated on caring and being with her family. Annette loved meeting people and was always willing to have a friendly conversation with everyone she met. She enjoyed times at the family cabin, cards, gardening, her cats and puppy, and especially spending times with her family, and visiting her parents. Annette became involved with the LWML at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and in her character made many good friends and always looked forward to the meetings and conventions. The family would like to thank Dr. Sandra Murray, the Home Care aids, nurses and many friends that gave effort and support for Annette's care. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 3 at 1:00 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 140531st St W. officiated by Pastor James Vosper.
- Isobelle. It is with great sorrow that the family of Isobelle Duda announce her sudden passing. She was born on December 8, 1929 at Bladworth, SK and grew up on the family farm. Having attended Silver Lake School, her family dubbed her `the Silver Lake Beauty'. She married Ivan Duda on October 17, 1953. They initially made their home in Davidson, SK, where three of their four children were born. They moved to Saskatoon in 1959 and built the home that Isobelle and Ivan lived in until her death. She and her husband were active members of their parish and gave many hours of their time in service there. She was a member of the Women's League for many years and she will be paid tribute by an Honor Guard at her funeral service. Mom was an intelligent, talented woman who loved music. She taught herself to play many instruments by ear, the piano, guitar, accordion, violin and banjo; leading to Dad teasing her that her ear must get sore. She learned to read, write and speak Ukrainian, without any formal lessons. She was an excellent cook and baked bread that was the envy and delight of all her children and their friends. There were many wonderful Ukrainian Christmas feasts at her home over the years. She also loved to sew in her younger years and her children and grandchildren were the benefactors of many of Belle's designs. Many was the time that Mom could be found at her sewing machine, making a dress for a wedding that they were attending, that she had started only the day before! Mom's house was always immaculate and her love of the color white was evident throughout. She was teased about "loving any color, as long as it was white ". Isobelle is survived by her daughters, Janine (Dale) Johnston, Natalie (Creigh) Reed and Margaret Duda; grandchildren Lara (Curtis), Haley, Michael, Sheldon, Christon, Jonathan, Jennifer, Clinton and Dustin; as well as great granddaughters Jaden, Salome and Cassandra. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and John; son-in-law Philip in 1988, her husband Ivan in 1993, her daughterin-law Darlene in 1999 and her son Michael in 2002. The Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2004 and the Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2004 both from St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 214 Avenue M South celebrated by Rt. Rev. V. Mudri. Interment will take place in Catholic Section of Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Rosie Dueck went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. The Celebration of Rosie's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m from The New Life Pentecostal Assembly Church, Davidson, Sask. with three of her sons: Pastor Les Dueck & Pastor Marvin Dueck & Pastor Dennis Dueck along with Pastor Calvin Young officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Estella Elaine (nee Luypaert) February 15, 1925 – April 4, 2011. With a heavy heart, Robert Dulle, Estella’s soul mate of 67 years and her families announced her peaceful passing on April 4, 2011.
Estella was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan to Alphonse and Augusta Luypaert. Estella married Robert Dulle on October 23, 1944. They made their home in the Concord District where together they welcomed 12 children into their lives. Estella made the most of the farm and garden bounty but took time to plant and enjoy her flowers. She loved to visit with friends, neighbours and loved many a card game. The more the merrier; the more family, confusion and mayhem, the happier she was! In 1975 Estella and Robert built a new home in Davidson, retiring from farm life. Estella was a member of the CWL, Davidson Senior Centre and the Red Hatters. Predeceased by her oldest child, daughter Florence (1995), Estella leaves to cherish her memory husband Robert; daughter Eileen (Gordon), Davidson, Sask.; sons Ron (Audrey), Abbotsford, B.C.; Jim (Diane), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Jerry (Valerie), Craik, Sask.; Dennis (Vivian), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Wayne (Mona), Saskatoon, Sask.; Larry (Debbie) Regina, Sask.; David (Connie) Medicine Hat, Alta.; Randy (Lenore) Saskatoon, Sask.; Calvin (Tracey), Saskatoon, Sask.; Carmen, Medicine Hat, Alta.; son-in-law Lawrence McRae, Craik, Sask.; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother Gerard Luypaert; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and special friend Larry Felix.
Estella was predeceased by her parents, Robert’s parents, five siblings: Racheal, Herb, Michael, two infant sisters, and brothers- and sisters-in-law. A service of remembrance was held on Friday, April 8, 2011 in the Sacred Heart Parish, Davidson, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Gyim-Austin officiating.
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- Eugene Daryl Ebenal (December 11, 1942 - April 26, 2012). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Eugene Ebenal of Davidson, SK. at the age of 69 on April 26, 2012. He will be sadly and forever missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Donna (Olson) and their 3 children and 8 grandsons. Son: Darren (Dellene), Dalton (Dana), Kassidy, Gabriel, Avery; son: Grant (Amy) Jacob, Samuel, Alexander; daughter: Shelley (John) Spencer Kovach. Eugene is survived by sisters Diane Lefebvre, Lucille Tomyn (Bob), brother Reg, brothers-in-law Russel (Beth) Olson, Roger (Elaine) Olson, Wayne Olson; sisters-in-law Elaine Ebenal, Myrna (Gary) Wagner, Ardis (Rock) Beaton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Gregory, mother Phyllis (Schinold), brother James, father-in-law Reuben Olson, mother-in-law Gladys Olson, brother-in-law Dallas Lefebvre and sister-in-law Isabelle Olson. A full obituary will be available in the Davidson Leader on May 7, 2012. A celebration of Eugeneís Life Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson, Sask.
- James Gregory. With profound sadness, the family of James Gregory Ebenal announce his sudden passing on August 28, 2006. Jim was born, the oldest of five children, September 14, 1941, in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, to Phyllis and Gregory Ebenal. He was raised on the farm, 14 miles west of Davidson, where he lived and farmed until he married Elaine Willard in 1969. Jim and Elaine then moved to the farm north of Davidson where they farmed until his passing. Jim is survived by his wife, Elaine and his three daughters, Deborah MacFadden (Shawn), Christine Ebenal (Mitch Kleppe) and Stacey Ebenal (Michael McCreary); his four grandsons, Dane, Finn, Benjamin and Parker; brothers, Eugene (Donna) and Reg; sisters, Lucille Tomyn (Bob) and Diane Lefebvre (Darryl Sjovold); and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Gregory (1977) and Phyllis (2006) and a brother-in-law, Dallas Lefebvre (1999). Vigil of prayer will be held on Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson.
- Phyllis Magdalene (nee Schinold) passed away peacefully on April 19, 2006 at her residence in Davidson. She was born September 25, 1919 at Elbow, SK to Joseph and Olga Schinold. Phyllis married Gregory Ebenal on November 7, 1940 and moved to the farm at Davidson where they farmed together until his death in 1977. Phyllis continued to stay on the farm until retiring to Northside Manor in Davidson in 1990. She will be greatly missed by her children: Jim (Elaine); Eugene (Donna); Diane Lefebvre (Daryl Sjovold) of Red Deer, AB; Lucille Tomyn (Bob); and Reg; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Kellington of Regina, and Dorothy (George) Yorga of Moose Jaw; sisters-in-law, Bea Schinold of Elbow, Lorraine Schinold of Moose Jaw and Florence Mueller of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory, in 1977; brothers, George Schinold and John Schinold and sister Emma Kellington and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson.
- Gordon. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Gordon Eddie, on June 3, 2002 at the age of 72. Gordon passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Paul's Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Vera; children: Jay (Corey), Jan (Tim) Manz, Graham (Debbie) Shearwood; grandchildren: Derek & Trevor Lyke, Kevin & Kristen Eddie, Ken, Jared & Chad Manz and Steven & Shane Shearwood; great grandchildren: Lane, Shelby & Maisy Lyke; special sister Arlene (Jerry) Andrews of Qualicum Beach, BC, Lavonne (Lloyd) Heck, Glennys (Isy) Prusak as well as Perry (Lavonne) Lyke, numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by his daughter Sharlene Lyke, his parents Hugh & Helen Eddie, granddaughter Vanessa Eddie and his sister and brother-in-law Lucille (Jack) Ames. The Celebration of Gordon's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 7th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. Interment, family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Harry. The family of Harry Edom is saddened to announce the passing of their loving husband and devoted father. He passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years on Thursday, June 14, 2007 in the Davidson Health Centre. He was born July 21, 1914 in Balcarres, SK. Funeral Services will be held in the Davidson United Church, Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m.
- Harvey George "Slim", was born December 10, 1920, in Davidson, Sask., one of 9 children born to the late John and Ethel Ellis. Harvey moved his family to Vancouver Island, BC., in 1955 from Saskatchewan. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Iva (Spratt) Ellis, sister Mary (Ellis) Zorn of Kamloops, BC., daughters Patricia (Wilf), Mary Lou (Ray), Donna (Scott) and sons Douglas (Elizabeth), John (Hazel), Gordon (Joanne), 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey passed away peacefully on August 1, 2009, with his wife Iva by his side, at New Horizons Community Care in Campbell River, BC. One of Harvey's expressions was, "Go Your Best", and he did by serving in the Canadian Army Active, 1942-1946, serving on Disley Sask. School Board, was a founding Director of Abbotsford Cooperative Housing Ass'n., and Director of Fraser Valley Credit Union, also a devoted husband, father and grandfather. No service by request.
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- Berne (nee Gruenig) November 25, 1923 — June 1, 2015.
Berne Farden was born to a family of seven in Sundridge in northern Ontario on November 25, 1923. She met Ken during the war in Toronto, and they were married in Macrorie and farmed at Bratton, Broderick, and Davidson. They raised their family of five near Broderick moving to Davidson, where Berne has lived for 48 years. Berne is predeceased by husband Ken and daughter Sharon. She is survived by friend and caregiver, Sharon O’Brien; brother Art (Lois); children Peter (Sheila), Susan (Wayne) Stulberg, Keith, and Marianne; grandsons, Kory (Andrea), Kevin (Terra), Kelly (Melissa), and Joshua; and eight great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Berne’s life was held in the Davidson United Church on June 13 at 2:00 pm.
- Haldis Olava (nee Fuglerud) July 13, 1912 - May 20, 2007. It is with sadness that the family of Haldis Farden announce her passing at Lutheran Sunset Home in Saskatoon on May 20, 2007. Haldis was born in Outlook SK on July 13, 1912. In 1934 she married Russel Farden and they began farming at Dinsmore SK. Later, they moved to Davidson SK where they continued farming for several years before building a retirement home in the town of Davidson. At this time, they enjoyed many winters in Mesa Arizona. In 1975, Haldis and Russel moved to Saskatoon where they participated in retirement activities. Haldis leaves to mourn two daughters, Lois of Saskatoon and Joan of Ottawa; one son, Darcy (Jan) of Ottawa. Also left to mourn are Sister Gloria and Brother Lloyd (Eunice), both of Saskatoon; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Haldis is predeceased by her husband, Russel of 52 years; brother, Henri Fuglerud; sister, Pearl Walters. A Funeral Service for family and friends will be held Friday, May 25, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home
- Ross Fawell passed away peacefully at home, in Davidson, on March 31, 2011, at the age of 84. The funeral service will be held at the Davidson United Church on Tuesday, April 5th at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Robert George Fells of Saskatoon, Sask. (formerly of Girvin, SK) age 83 years passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10th., 2003 at Saskatoon Hospital. Robert is survived by his loving Family: Wife Jean: Daughters, Bernice (Phillip) Hodgson & Elaine (Brian) Heney: Grandchildren, Sarah, Glenn & Evan Hodgson: Michael, Rachel, Sean, Stephen, Emily, Noami, Melissa & Bronwyn Heney: also Grandchildren: Shane (Nancy) & Family Jordan, Brandon & Kristen: Michael (Michelle) & Family Lindsay & Chelsey: Lisa (Eugene) Little & Family Myles, Shynyse & Hillary: Juliette Hodgson & Daughter Cheyenne Roode: Sister Irene Rogers, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members; here & overseas: also extended family: Ian (Audrey) Findlay & Family: Doreen (Michael) Heney & Family: Lynn (Paul) Martin & Family: Cheryl (Art) Lyste & Family: Bruce Findlay & Family & Bob Findlay & Family. Robert was predeceased by his Son Glen: Parents Samuel Victor & Elizabeth Ruth Fells: Uncle William Howie: Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Howie & Mr. & Mrs. George Fells. The Celebration of Robert's Life Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 515 28th St. W. in Saskatoon, Sask., on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. and at All Saints Anglican Church in Davidson, Sask. on Thursday, April 24th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Tracy (nee Deitner). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tracy Ferner on January 29, 2013. Tracy was born to Leonard and Adeline Deitner April 10, 1966 at Davidson, Sask. In Tracy's full but short forty-six years she touched many people with her sparkle and her loving ways. Tracy lived the last 11 years of her life in Calgary, Alberta with her husband Clint and made many new friends and colleagues. Each day was a blessing filled with great moments and adventures. Tracy is survived by her husband Clint Ferner, brothers Brian and Bruce Deitner, sisters-in-law Christine Deitner and Celeste Ferner, mother Adeline Deitner, mother-in-law Fay Krock and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Tracy was predeceased by her father Leonard Deitner and her brother Wayne Deitner. Prayers and Visitation will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Eden Brook Funeral Home (corner of 17 Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road). A Celebration of Tracy's Life will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home.
- Peter Folk passed away peacefully on May 14th. 2007 at the age of 85 years. He was born on the family farm near Holdfast Sask. on November 9th. 1921. Peter was predeceased by his father Peter and mother Pauline, five sisters, three brothers and sonin-law Barry Tokarek. His memory will be cherished by his loving family: wife Mary; children Janet Folk (Allan Burwell), Sharon Fowlie (Cyril), Don (Charlene), Lois Dueck (Larry) & Audrey Folk (Ken MacDonald): Grandchildren, Craig (Jennifer), Mark (Jennifer), Robin (Darcy), Kris, Sarah (James), Carson (Andrea), Jason, Jeannette (David), Michael, Sam, Max and Adam also seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces & nephews. A celebration of Peter's life will be held at Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church Davidson Sask. on Saturday May 19th. 2007 at 10:45 a.m. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo Celebrant. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Earl W., late of Regina, passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the age of 80 years. Earl was predeceased by his sisters: Myrtle, Dorothy and Violet; and brothers: Roy, Reg, Jim, Jack, George and Cecil. Earl's memory will be cherished by his family: loving wife Viola of 55 years; daughter Bev (Dennis) Kreklewich and their children: Preston and Brendan; son Brian (Sharon) and their children: Casie and Tanner; daughter Marilyn (Jim) Johns; his sister Marg MacAllister of Coquitlam, B.C.; as well as many other family and friends. Earl was born and raised in Davidson, SK, and as a young man moved to Regina. He was employed with Imperial Oil Refinery for over 32 years until their closing in Regina. Following this, he worked for Medical & Dental Professional Properties until retiring at age 65. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East.
- Gary John. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gary John Foster on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 64 years. Gary was predeceased by his parents William and Ruth. He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife Sandy; brother David (Kelly); sisters Joy, Joan (Troyha), Wendy (Henry) and Brenda (Gary); brother-in-law Allen (Elizabeth); daughter Christine; numerous nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces; as well as many other relatives and dear friends. Gary was born and raised in Davidson, SK and farmed at Davidson for many years. Gary had a great love of life, and enjoyed fishing, square dancing, golfing, and curling, until his Parkinsonís of 20 years and Stroke of 10 years made it impossible for him to continue. A memorial service for Gary will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- William Foster of Davidson, SK., age 94 years, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2008, at the Davidson Health Center. William came to Canada from England as a young man. He married Ruth Johnson in 1948, and they lived on the farm and raised their family. Bill was a loving father and excellent caretaker of the land. William is survived by his loving family: Wife, Ruth; Children, Gary (Sandy) Foster, Regina, SK, Brenda (Gary) Marten of Pasedena, CA, USA, Wendy (Henry) Irving of St. Albert, AB, Joan (Troyha) Kynoch of Edmonton, AB, David (Kelly) Foster, Davidson, SK & Joy Hughes of St. Albert, AB.; Sister Olga Baker of Calgary, AB. Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family members. A family service of rememberance & thanksgiving will be held at a later date.
- Hilda Frier of Davidson SK, aged 87 years, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2014, at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Hilda was predeceased by her loving husband Lorne in 1997. Hilda is survived by her children: Connie (Wayne) Townsend, Debbie (Don) Crabbe and Kelly Frier; grandchildren Shane (Trina) Townsend, Dawn (Cory) Harsch, Tyler Crabbe, Meagan (Craig) Oudot, Dillon (Jamie) Crabbe, Kevin Frier and Corey Frier; ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jean Schmiedge, Emma (Art) Schmiedge Shaw and Irene Frier, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. A funeral service in memory of Hilda will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Davidson SK with Pastor Sonje Finnestad presiding. Interment will follow at the Davidson Community Cemetery.
- Jean Margaret Frier, late of Saskatoon, SK, (formerly of Davidson, SK), passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2010. The celebration of Jeans life funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK, with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
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- Theodore William. The passing of Theodore William Gieselman occurred suddenly, January 27, 2006 at Davidson, Sask. Ted is survived by his brother, Herman (Agnes) Gieselman, Young, Sask.; sister, Teresa Alisch, Young, Sask.; sister-in-law, Vivian Gieselman, Davidson, Sask.; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ted was predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Gieselman; brother, Leonard Gieselman; and brother-in-law, Mick Alisch. The Vigil of Prayers will be held January 31, 2006, 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson. The Celebration of Ted's Life Funeral Mass will be held on February 1, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson.
- Aganette Jeanette passed away peacefully on March 19th, 2010, at the age of 92. She now able to join her husband, Ernie, who predeceased her by over eight years. Jeanette is survived by her only daughter, Linda McCann and partner Don Foster, two granddaughters, Cristin and Tara, one grandson Barrett and wife Krista, their father Rick McCann (Debbie), and two great grandchildren, Brandon and Mischa. Jeanette and Ernie farmed in the Davidson district for over fifty years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, always putting her family first. Baking was one of her favorite pasttimes as well as tending to her garden and flower patch. The family would like to thank the Davidson Health Care Center for the incredible care and support extended to Jeanette and the family during her eight year stay. The celebration of Jeanette's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at 2:00 P. M. from the Davidson Senior Citizens Center Hall 114 Garfield St., Davidson Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson Sask.
- Ernest Gregor of Davidson Sask., age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 30th, 2001 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Ernie is survived by his loving family: wife, Jeanette: daughter, Linda: grandchildren, Cristin, Tara & Barrett & their father Rick McCann, great grandson Brandon: brothers, Carl: Herbert (Vernice): Walter: James (Betty) & Robert (Jean): sister Dorothy (Bill) Matheson: brother-in-law Bill Rans: sister-in-law Donelda Gregor, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Ernie was predeceased by his parents Edward & Lydia Gregor, his brother Leslie: sister Irma Rans sister-in-laws Ruth & Phyllis Gregor: nephews Richard & Dwayne Gregor. The celebration of Ernie's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4th 2001 at 2:00 p.m. From the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask. with Ernie's brother Pastor Jim Gregor officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Carl Gerhart passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 19, 2006. Carl was born July 12, 1914 at Gull Lake, Sask. He moved to Davidson with his parents in 1921. He met his future wife, Ruth Nixon, in 1930 when he was doing custom threshing for the Nixons. Carl and Ruth were married in 1942, the same year he was called overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery. In the spring of 1950 Carl & Ruth began farming west of Girvin. Carl continued to farm this same piece of land until 1999. Over the years, Carl was involved in many aspects of the community Reber School Board, Sunkist Tree Planting Association (planting miles of shelter belts), R.M. of Willner as councilor and Reeve, the United Grain Growers, Davidson Ag Society and the Davidson Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #51 (President and Zone Commander). After retiring from active farming Carl continued to help his son Douglas until his 86th year. He enjoyed his years in his home in Davidson watching curling, hockey and ball games (Blue Jays) on the TV, woodworking, joining his friends on coffee row six mornings each week. He always enjoyed his grandchildren and in the last 3 years his 2 special great granddaughters Dylan and Jessica. Carl was predeceased by his parents-Ed and Lydia; wife, Ruth; sonin-law, Murray Anderson; sister, Irene; brothers, Ernest, Leslie; sister-in-law, Phyllis; brother-in-law, Bill Matheson, Bill Rands; nephews, Richard and Dwayne. He is survived by son, Douglas (Gloria); daughter, Diane Anderson; grandchildren, Kimberly (Doug) King, Scott (Noreen), Marc Anderson, Lesli Anderson, great granddaughters, Dylan King and Jessica Gregor; sister, Dorothy Matheson; brothers, Herb (Vernice), Walter, Jim (Betty), Bob (Jean), sisters in law, Jeanette, Donelda also numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held December 29, 2006 at the Davidson United Church. Committal will be held at a later date.
- Marlene June (nee Mercier). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Marlene June Gueusquin. Marlene passed away on Wednesday morning, November 12, 2008 with family by her side. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Selina Mercier; brother, Sid Mercier and brother-in-law, Paul Kergen. She is survived by her loving sister, Gladys Kergen of Davidson, SK; and brother-in-law, Philippe Gueusquin; her loving husband, Fred; sons, Barry Booker (Marlene) of Davidson, SK, David and (Kim) Booker of Kelowna, BC; daughters, Lisa Booker of Nakusp, BC, Beth Booker (Barry) of Davidson, SK; foster son, Jerry Gosselin of Vancouver, BC; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews. Marlene was born and raised in Davidson, SK. Marlene was very active in several organizations and worked at several different jobs. She opened her home and heart to all, with her generosity and love, Marlene tended to the needs of others for several years. In 1991, Marlene moved to Saskatoon where she continued to work as a Caregiver. After receiving her diploma as a Care Aid, Marlene was employed with the Saskatoon Health Region until her passing. With her beautiful smile and incredible sense of humour, she lived life to its fullest. She had a great love for gardening and turned her yard into a shrine. A very talented seamstress, she sewed clothes for her children and friends and knit numerous sweaters for her grandchildren. Marlene had a very strong competitive streak when it came to curling, her hurry hards will linger forever. Marlene was truly unique in every way, she worked, loved and played hard at everything she did. Her smile, laughter and friendship will be forever remembered and missed. Her wonderful and joyful personality has touched many hearts and will be forever with us. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at St. Paul's Hospital. A service in celebration of Marlene's life will be held at Davidson United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2008 with interment to follow at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Wilfred John "Bill" Gust of Davidson Sask., age 77 years passed away very peacefully at his home in Davidson on Wednesday December 20th 2000. "Bill" is survived by his loving family; Carlo (Jim), Jennifer & Byron Edwards: Randy (Judy), Scott & Jill Gust & Nicole (Glen) Kirby & Morgan Manz. : Steven (Lorraine), Gerrid (Monica) Billy, Erin & Aileen Gust. Also numerous family members and special friends. "Bill" was predeceased by his parents Samuel & Martha Gust his loving wife "Kay" in 1997. The celebration of "Bill's" life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 23rd 2000 at 11:00 A.M. from the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church Davidson Sask. with Pastor Doug Miner officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Agnes Pearl (nee Manion) was born October 1, 1902, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Sunday, January 13, 2002 at Parkside Extendicare. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, Etta and Thomas Manion; husband, George; daughter, Georgina; grandson, Myles; great-granddaughter, Chelsey; and all her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Gene (Lianne), Morley (Lucille), Keith, Barrie (Gwen), Shirley Opre (George), Graham (Myra); twenty-four grandchildren; forty-seven great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Pearl was born in Ontario and at an early age moved to Davidson where the family farmed. Pearl later moved to Regina where she met and married her husband George. Pearl was a member of St. Charles Parish for many years and was very proud to be a Life Member of the St. Charles Catholic Women's League. The family would like to thank the staff of Parkside Extendicare for the love, kindness and special care given to their mother. A visitation for family and friends will be held TONIGHT (Tuesday) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Charles R.C. Church, 1171 Broder Street with Rev. Joseph Firkola presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Arthur Orville of Saskatoon, SK, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at Sherbrooke Community Centre. Arthur is survived by two sons, Harvey Haatvedt, and Roger Haatvedt and his children, Erik and Lisa; one brother, Earl (Marg) Haatvedt, all of Saskatoon; and by his numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Hilda; parents, Olaf and Annie; and three brothers, Robert `Roy', Harold and Louis. Arthur was born November 16, 1914 and attended Rose Brae School, west of Davidson, SK. He was employed by Canada Post for twenty-two years, retiring in 1976. He was Past President of TVS San Branch No. 78 Legion. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the Sherbrooke Community Centre, 2nd Floor Staff and Dr. Karpinski for their compassionate care. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK) with Rev. Henry Comerford, officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- Robert William "Roy " passed away February 20th, 2005. Roy was born near Davidson, SK, on the family farm May 4th, 1916. He served five years with the Canadian Army and was wounded in Germany February 26th, 1945 while serving with the Black Watch of Canada Regiment. Roy then worked for Canada Post for 31 years. He was a Royal Canadian Legion member for more than 68 years, with Saskatoon branches 63 and 78. Roy enjoyed bowling, being involved with alley, lawn and carpet bowling and was active with Bethel Church 60 plus Club for many years. Roy and family spent more than 50 summers together at the cottage at Waskesiu Lake. Roy lived his last month at the Veteran's Village and for 10 years prior to that in his condo at Elim Lodge. Roy will be missed by daughter, Sheila Gagne; son-in-law, Peter Gagne; and his treasured granddaughter, Erin Anne Gagne. He is survived also by brothers, Arthur and Earl (Margaret) and several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his wife, Agnes; parents, Ole and Annie; and two brothers, Harold and Louis. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Sherbrooke Community Centre (401 Acadia Drive), on Friday, February 25th, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Ray Purdie, Padre presiding.
- Emily Isobell (nee Harvey). On Wednesday, August 23, 2006, Emily Isabell Hanson, formerly of Davidson, SK passed away at the age of 92. Emily was born February 15, 1914 near Houghton, SK, the only daughter of five children of Arthur and Normina Harvey. She lived on the family farm until her marriage to Joseph Curtiss Hanson who predeceased his loving wife in October 1970. They lived in Houghton until 1955 when they moved to Davidson. Emily worked at the Bank of Montreal in Davidson for twenty five years. Emily is survived by her two loving children, Linda (Gordon) Anweiler and their three daughters, Valerie (Ed) Burtney, Laurie and Cheryl (Kent) Harrington and Paul (Alice) and his two children, Lisa (Ryan) Sanderson and Cory. Emily also has four great granddaughters, Faith and Kendra Harrington and Jillian and Amelia Sanderson. She is also survived by her oldest brother, Hale Harvey of Malone, New York. Emily is predeceased by three of her brothers, Stanley, Roland and Calvin. The Celebration of Emily's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK. For friends so wishing, Memorials in memory of Emily may be directed to the Sask. Breast Cancer Fund or to the Sask. Alzheimers Society. The family thank the Villa Royale in Saskatoon and the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home for their loving care and compassion shown to our mother.
- Raymond Deidrich was born March 3, 1934 in the Wynyard District. He was the fourth of five children born to Ethel and August Heinrich. The family moved back to Davidson in 1941, where Ray attended Kent School. As a young man — besides helping on the family farm — Ray worked for many local farmers. Other jobs included skid cat operator at bush camps, night foreman during construction of the Gardiner Dam, and road construction in many of the local municipalities. He always came back home to assist on the family farm. In the spring of 1959, Ray met Pauline Frances Ubell. He proposed in June and they were married on Oct. 21, 1959. Ray was the father of five children: Frances Grace (1960), Betty Katherine (stillborn, 1962), Arlene Joan (1963), Helen Winona (Nonie, 1965) and Michael Deidrich (1969). He always took time out to enjoy special family times. Ray had a passion for farming, and began living it full time in the spring of 1961. Long days and tough times were the norm for Ray, but he rarely complained. His passion for farming and soil conservation were a cornerstone of his life’s career. He truly believed that what he did today, had to be sustainable tomorrow. “Pay it forward” wasn’t just a cliché. Proud of his farming heritage, in 2014 he was delighted to accept a Century Farm Award — 109 years after the fact. Yes, he was also a procrastinator! Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to play cards of any sort. His winters were spent curling and “bonspieling.” He especially enjoyed tractor pulls where he would perform the “Heinrich Hustle” on his John Deere 80 tractor.Community minded, Ray served the RM of Willner as Reeve for 12 years, he was a councillor in Arm River, and president of many organizations, including Prairie Diamond Credit Union, Davidson Co-op and Carlton Trail Community College. He was instrumental in securing local doctors and building the municipal doctor’s office, as well as the community centre. He drove the scraper that shaped the Davidson golf course, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kinsmen and K-40s. Through his contribution of time to several service clubs, Ray helped initiate the building of the Davidson swimming pool and was an avid curler. Community fund raisers were a mainstay of Ray’s — including acting in dinner theatres that contributed to building the current hockey rink and helping to see a new curling rink take shape. In Ray’s later years he enjoyed playing cards, reading, following current events, watching his grandchildren in their activities and keeping a watchful eye over the farm. Ray is survived by Polly, his wife of 55 years, their children and grandchildren: Grace (Ian Sutherland) — Adrian, Nicole and Erik; Arlene (Doug Tetlock); Nonie; Mike (Susanna) — Geena, Jacob and Reggie; brother Ron (Mil); numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Joseph officiating.
- Valma Ruth (nee Ruddell) of Davidson, Sask., age 94 passed away peacefully on Sunday April 22nd, 2001 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Valma is survived by her loving family: children, Margaret (Don) Faris: Jean (Leo) Courville: Joan (Bill) Turner & Bill (Myrna) Heinrich: grandchildren: Paul Faris (Patti Ryan): Mark (Deanna) Faris: Sasha (Martin) Guthrie: Aaron Courville (Joelle Pineau): Laura Turner: Nancy Turner & Garth Lipinski: Sara Heinrich (Chad Wertypora): Carolyn Heinrich & William Heinrich: great grandchildren: Aysia, Jacks & Santana: brother Joseph (Evelyn) Ruddell, also other family members. Valma was predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Louise Ruddell: her loving husband Louis two sisters Ethel & Josephine & brother Rendal. The Celebration of Valma's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday April 27th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson, Sask.
- Mary Teresa Marie (nee Caulfield) of Davidson, Sask. age 83 years passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Mary is survived by her loving family;Les (Gloria) Herauf: Allan (Marsha) Herauf: David (Heather) Herauf & Family Kirsty & Joey: Ray (Lori) Herauf & Family Jena, Ryan & Daniel & Michelle (Bart) Smith. Also other family members. Mary was predeceased by her parents William & Geraldine Caulfield, her husband Jacob, daughter-in-law Evelyn Herauf also her brothers, sisters & other family members. The vigil of prayers will be held on Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. The celebration of Mary's life Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Francis Geraldo on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 at 10:45 A.M. Also at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Interment family plot Davidson cemetery.
- Gerald Brendt of Davidson, Sask. age 88 years passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Gerald is survived by his loving family: wife Marie, children Rocky; Laura; Debra (Ken) Read; Julie (Ray) Miller & Porter. Also several grand children & great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. The Celebration of Gerald's Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment at a later date.
- Marianne (nee Trickett), was born on March 29th, 1924 in McLean, Sask. to Herbert and Louisa Trickett. Herbert and Louisa came to Canada from England on the land scheme in 1921. Louisa had been a teacher in the UK and engendered a love of learning and academic discipline in her children, all three of whom also became teachers. Marianne grew up in the Depression years with her older brother Douglas and her younger sister Gywneth on the family farm, where she learned life-long habits of thrift and perseverance and making do. It was a hard life on the farm, but Marianne had many memories of good times and of family loyalty. She went to a country school with her siblings and took her Grade 11 by correspondence. She attended Scott Collegiate in Regina for Grade 12 and then got her teaching certificate from the Teachers' College. Her first teaching position was in a rural school near Indian Head, where she taught grades one to ten. She taught for a few years, but felt a need for a change and became a telephone operator. She then completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in the Regina Public Library. Marianne met John Holswick and married him in 1953. Johnnie had come to Canada initially in 1929 from the west coast of Norway, but after the Wall Street crash, there was no money to send him home. He fought with the Norwegian Air Force in WWII but then returned to Canada. After they were married, Johnnie and Marianne moved to Flin Flon, where Johnnie operated a garage. Their two children Judith and Ivar were born there. Because of her mother's ill-health, Marianne and Johnnie moved back to Saskatchewan in 1961, when Johnnie took over a business in Davidson. In 1962 Marianne returned to teaching in the Davidson High School and taught there for 29 years. She began with English in grades 9 to 11, but soon became senior English teacher. She taught many generations of Davidsonians and was a beloved and popular teacher. Many testimonials throughout her teaching career provide evidence of the respect and affection with which she was regarded by her students. She was tough, but fair and was always prepared to give her students the benefit of the doubt. She was involved in Drama, Oratory, and Yearbook activities, as well as running the library. Outside of school, Marianne was involved in the many activities of her children, as well as being an active member of the Library Board, the Arts Council and the Womenís Institute of the Anglican Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting and reading in her spare time. She also loved to travel. In 1962, the four Holswicks made a trip to Norway to meet the members of Johnnie's large family. It was a trip never to be forgotten. Summer holidays after that were always spent camping, in northern Saskatchewan, in Alberta and BC and the western States. In later years there were trips to the Far East, Cuba, Hawaii, Venezuela, England, Scotland, Germany, Norway as well as many places in North America. After her grandson Johannes was born in 1988, she spent every Christmas in Germany. When she retired from formal teaching in 1991, she continued to teach and supervise English courses for Carlton Community College. She was still teaching English as a second language at the age of 85. Her love of knowledge never deserted her and after she retired she took a course in accountancy for small businesses, just because she was interested. In later years she crocheted literally dozens of afghans, most of which she donated to charitable causes. She was very involved with the catering operation Women's Institute of the Anglican Church - the "A-Team". She found particular joy in her grandson Johannes, even more so after he came to live with her to do his Grade 12 in Canada. She was always very involved in the lives of her niece Margaret Gould (Mick) and nephew Keith Bligh (Carol) and their children and grandchildren. Aunty Marianne will be missed very much. She will be remembered as a loving and supportive wife, mother, aunt and grandmother and as a committed and dedicated teacher and member of the community. Her contributions will be greatly missed. Marianne was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Louisa Trickett, her brother Douglas in the last days of WWII, and her husband John in 1981, parents-in-law Ragnhild and Martinus, brothers-in-law Ragnvald, Ivar and Harald, and sister-in-law Clara. She is survived by her daughter Judith Lindenbaum (Ian Livermore), son Ivar Holswick, grandson Johannes Lindenbaum, sister Gwyneth Bligh (Warren Wilson), niece Margaret Gould (Mick), nephew Keith Bligh (Carol) and many great and great-great nieces and nephews, both in Canada and Norway. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Davidson United Church.
- Norma Jane (nee Scherlie) beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and aunt passed away at City Hospital in Saskatoon on September 19, 2003. Mom was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 20, 1914. She moved to Davidson with her family in 1922. She married Stirling Hubbs on November 28, 1935. They farmed in the Bladworth area and raised a family of five children. In 1974, they moved into Bladworth where mom became active in Senior Citizens and Homemakers. She was very involved with the Bladworth history book. In 1997, she moved to Saskatoon to be closer to family. Norma was predeceased by her husband Stirling and daughter Sheila Rawson; infant son Lee; son-in-law Fred Tyler; granddaughter Peggy and grandson-in-law Kevin Davis. She was also predeceased by her parents Edgar and Sara Scherlie; sister and brother-in-law Helen and Alfred Finch; niece Ethel Finch; niece-in-law Lillian Finch; her brothers Robert and Eugene Scherlie and niece Gail Scherlie and sister-in-law Hazel Scherlie. Mom is fondly remembered by her family Barbara (Wilf) Donegan, Donna Tyler, Charles (Elaine) Hubbs, Eldon (Lynn) Hubbs and son-in-law David Rawson. She is also remembered by 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Also by brothers Henry Scherlie, Warren Scherlie, Hanna Scherlie and Howard (Iris) Scherlie and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral will take place on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church.
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- Bessie Lydia "Toots" (nee Goodhew), born February 17, 1917 passed away peacefully October 5, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Eugene Innes; father and mother, Norman and Florence Goodhew; three sisters, Thelma, Minnie (Goodie) and Kathleen; and one brother George (Carp). Toots is survived by her son Stuart (Heather) and two grandchildren, Karen and Dylan; two sister-in-laws, Freda Goodhew and Hazel Innes; and five nephews. Born and raised in Davidson, she spent few years in Regina before marrying Eugene Innes in 1947. Raised one son Stuart. Lived on the farm at Lewvan, then spent a few years in Milestone before moving to Regina in 1979. In memory of Toots, visit a friend today. Her wish was for a private family graveside service only.
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- Henry John Jess, of Davidson, SK age 87 years, passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Henry is survived by his loving family, wife, Olga (Ollie); daughters, Doreen (Dan) Smith and family, Dolores Townsend and family, Patricia (Jim) McPike and family, Elaine (Ross) Tucker and family; son, David (Cornelia) Jess and sons; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, one brother; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Max and Adeedeid Jess; brother, Max; sister, Pearl; great-granddaughter, Jaryn Harlos; son-inlaw, Jim Townsend; and grandson, John Burke. The Celebration of Henry's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Earl Clarence Johnson passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Davidson Health Centre at the age of 86 years. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask.
- George Albert. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our father, grandfather and great grandfather on December 21, 2011 at the Davidson Health Centre. Born February 5, 1921 in Davidson Sask., he grew up on the family farm, married Margridt Svenning in 1943 and started their farm and family west of Davidson. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Margridt, brothers Ernie, Roy and Earl, sister-in-laws Helen, Leila, Olga, Hazel and son-in-law David Anderson. He is survived by his children, Frida (Ernie) Paetsch, Verna Anderson, Lyle (Jackie) Johnson, Gordon (Caroline) Johnson, Carl (Maxine) Johnson and Carol (Peter) Sarich, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Ruth Foster, brother Ralph (Maureen) Johnson, sisters-in-law Peggy Johnson and Ingrid Kaldor. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson Sask., followed by lunch. The committal service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, west of Davidson.
- Helen Patricia (nee Frier) passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center Davidson, SK. Helen is survived by her loving family: children: Arlene (Lem) McCreary, Everett (Vonne) Johnson, Sven (Colleen) Johnson & Karla (Bob) McConnell: grandchildren, Tammy (Rob) Heerspink, Cheryl (Wally) Wuttunee, Kaden, Erik, Ian & Quinlyn Johnson: Logan & Aaron Johnson & Greg & James McConnell: great grandchildren Jake & Danica Heerspink & Emily Wuttunee. Sister Jean Frier & brother Jim Frier. Helen was predeceased by her parents: Roland & Ethel Frier, loving husband Ernest Johnson, & brothers Lorne, Gordon & Dale Frier. The celebration of Helen's life Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 30th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask. with Rev. Margaret Propp (Lutheran) officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
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- Marguerite "Mollie" (nee Ross) April 10, 1921 - April 16, 2005. Beloved wife of Emil Louis (Lou) passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Lovingly remembered by her children, Ross (Marion), Shannon (Don), Gayle; grandchildren, Karla (Kai), Tara Jo, Cory, Dale (Jodie), Devlin (Andrea), Ginette (Garry), Rick, Jordan, Sean and Nicole; her sister, Phyllis Brandon; and numerous other family members. Predeceased by her parents, Louis and Fannie Ross; and her son, Dale. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Mollie may be directed to the Davidson & District Health Care Center Fund or to the Sask. Alzheimers Society. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Mollie's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Both services at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK. Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating.
- Harry Albert. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Albert Kemp. Harry passed on peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 17th, 2005. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; children, Myrna (Robert) of Clavet, SK, Eugene (Phyllis) of Martensville, SK, Murray (Valerie) of Edmonton, AB, Cynthia (Bruce) of Saskatoon, SK; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one sister, Irma, and one brother, Alfred. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Louise; sisters, Irene, Esther, Matilda; and by a grandson, Kelly. Harry was born on August 26, 1907 at Tugaske, Saskatchewan. As a young man Harry worked as a ranch hand at Abbey, SK. Harry always spoke fondly of his ranch hand days. In his spare time he loved to play ball and was a rather good catcher. He met Barbara at Girvin, SK in 1936 and they courted and we married in October, 1938. They made their first home at Davidson SK where they farmed for several years. In the spring of 1958 they moved to Saskatoon and Harry went to work for Sealy Western until his retirement in 1978. Harry's passion was his yard, with beautiful flower gardens, and a productive vegetable garden each year. Outside of his home and yard he loved to fish and went on yearly trips. Harry was a faith filled man, active in his parish community by ushering, and helping with the parish breakfasts, and picnics. A great sense of humor and quick wit, that was Harry. Cheerful was his second name. Rarely did you see him without a smile on his face and he was always agreeable, and willing to help anyone in need. Harry was a good gentle man, excellent husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, neighbor and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loved him. We love you Dad. Until we meet again. Ps. Dad, take good care of Dasher. The Vigil for Harry will be held on Thursday, January 20th, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 21st, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish (222 Willow Street). The Celebrant will be Fr. Raymond Senger. Rite of Committal will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Lyndon Boyd Kenny (February 14, 1984 - November 1, 2011). On November 1, 2011 our Teddy Bear, Lyndon was tragically taken from us at the age of 27. Lyndon was predeceased by his grandparents, Harold Kenny and Howard and Roma Parks. Lyndon will forever be missed by his parents, Roy and Corinne; siblings, Dallas (Pam), Kelsi (Travis Palmer) and Sheldon (Nicole Baldwin); his beloved niece Avery and his Gramma Kenny. Lyndon is also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to mention. Growing up in Davidson, Lyndon excelled at all sports, especially hockey and baseball, playing on many elite teams across the province and winning various provincial championships. His greatest passions were music and being outdoors. Whether it be jamming with his buddies or freezing in his ice shack, Lyndon loved to enjoy nature with his family and friends. A Celebration of Lyndon's Life will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Davidson School Gymnasium, Davidson, SK at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig and Michelle Rohde presiding.
- Gladys Lillian (nee Mercier) passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Davidson Health Centre at the age of 83.
Gladys was born in Davidson on Sept. 7, 1931 to Jim and Selina Mercier along with her brother Sid and sister Marlene. Gladys married the love of her life, Paul on June 9, 1956 and together they raised three children, Brad, Pat and Sid. Gladys had 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren who she absolutely adored. When she passed away the family recalled many wonderful memories of time spent with grandma and grandpa at the farm. The coffee pot was always on for friends and family and food was abundant. Grandma made the best macaroni and cheese, cinnamon toast and had the best snack cupboard ever. Summer days were spent playing outside (but not on the bales!), riding horses and driving motorbikes. There was never a shortage of cousins to play dress-up or have sleepovers with at the farm. Gladys defined what it was to be a grandma and being on the receiving end of that kind of love was something exceptional. Her face lit up whenever her great-grandchildren visited and she loved them dearly. She will be loved and missed everyday.
The celebration of Gladys’s life was held Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish with Father Joseph Gyim-Austin officiating. The choir was in attendance with soloist Karen Reich singing Ave Maria. Pallbearers were grandsons Andrew, Jarrett, Dustin, Billy, Adrian and Nic. A tribute was written and read by granddaughter Kandra Kergen who shared memories of Gladys and what she meant to each and every one of us who shared in her life. Gladys is survived by her family: son Brad (Kathy) and family Kandra (A-Jay Buhay), Paige (Daris) Rink and Ryan; daughter Pat (Stuart) Dougan and family Erin (Billy) Gust and children Will, Eva and Georgia, Andrew and Jarrett (Chandra); son Sid (Charlene) and family Shayla (Adrian Diakow) and children Brooklyn, Nevan, Dawson and Ryden, Michelle (Marc Valois), Ashley (Nic) DeGoede and children Hannah and Ava, Dustin (Kalee Davis) and daughter Emma. Gladys is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Gladys was predeceased by her husband Paul, her parents Jim and Selina Mercier, brother Sid and sister Marlene and a granddaughter Tia Avery Kergen as well as other family members.
- John Arthur "Buck" Kergen was born July 19, 1928 in Davidson, SK, the fourth child of Lottie and Ed Kergen. He grew up and went to school in the Lothian school district. The Kergen farm was his favorite home. When the time came for the family to move to Davidson due to his father's health, he adjusted well to living in town. Buck came to love Davidson and it's people so he was very upset when it came time to move on. Living in Saskatoon was tough for him but he managed to do his best and accept the move--all the time hoping he could someday move back. He lived at Cosmopolitan Court in an independent suite for nearly three years and got to know some more nice people there. Buck was happiest back in Davidson pushing his lawn mowers and rototillers around town..doing lawns and gardens for people. His Mom said he would never use a hoe because hoes don't have motors. She also used to say that if you wanted Buck to do something for you, the best way was to tell him not to do it. He would do what you asked in his own time. A lot of folks are that way!!! Buck was a good son, a good brother, a good uncle, a good friend. He loved people, especially Davidson people. May this final move be his happiest move, and may God take him home at last. The Celebration of "Buck's " Life Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Fathers Phong Pham and Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger celebrants. Interment of Cremains to follow at a later date in the family plot, Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
- William Paul Kergen of Davidson Sask. age 74 years passed away suddenly on Friday October 5th, 2007. Paul is survived by his loving family: Wife Gladys, children Bradley (Kathy) & family Kandra, Paige & Ryan : Patricia (Stuart) Dougan & family Erin (Billy) Gust & daughter Brooklyn, Andrew & Jarrett; Sidney (Charlene Chester) & family Shayla, Michelle, Ashley & Dustin. Brothers & Sisters: Sue Brader, Jean (Lorne) Shirley, Rita (Gus) Hoffart, Ray (Stella) Kergen, Margaret Anne (Lawrence) Beckie & Frances Kergen. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Paul was predeceased by his parents William & Alberta Kergen, Father & Mother-in-law Jim & Selina Mercier, & Granddaughter Tia Avery Kergen. The Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wed. Oct. 10th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson Sask. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo celebrant. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Kenneth Hudson Ketcheson passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at the age of 94 years. Ken lived and worked in Davidson, Sask. until he and Margaret retired to Chilliwack, B.C. where they lived until 1995 when they moved to Saskatoon. After Margaret passed away, Ken moved to Outlook for a short time and then to Thomson Care Home in Milden. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Joan Ames of Hinton, Alberta, Lois Gottselig of Outlook, Sask. and one son, Bill (Dale) of Winnipeg, Man.; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his wife, Margaret in 1998; sister, Marjorie; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Helen; two sons-in-law, Cecil Ames and Bill Gottselig; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, May and Laverne Johnson and one niece, Verna Folstad. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2002 at Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. at 2:00 p.m. Interment of cremains will take place at Davidson Cemetery.
- Hadden Randall Garret Kidd age 25 years, of North Battleford Sask. passed away tragically on Friday, July 29th. 2005 at Cochin Sask. Garret is survived by his loving family: Brother Aaron, Grandparents Minard & Edith Obrigewitsch, Uncles Jerome (Cathy) & Wayne (Noreen) Obrigewitsch, Aunts Janice (Gordon) MacDonald & Elodie (Garry) Schnell & their families. Garret's Father David Kidd and his family also other family members & friends. Garret was predeceased by his mother Cheryl Ann Kidd, October 1997. A family celebration of Garret's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 4th 2005, Presider Clark Puckett. Internment, family plot Davidson Cemetery.
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- Grace (nee Barret) of Davidson, Sask. age 70 years passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Grace is survived by her loving family: children, Rose Marie (Joe) Le Poudre; Selm A Laird (Maury Dolan); and Joel Laird (Sharon Erfurt). Granddaughters, Karen Frigon (Mark Whalley); Kristy Laird (Gerry Krogstad) and daughter, Kiera Krogstad; Tonia Laird (Elmer Estillore); Grandsons, Jeffrey Nelson (Sandra Hobson) and Jeremy Nelson (Nicole Tylosky); Brothers, Bill (Barb) and Gordon (Dosy); Sisters, Edna (George), Ruth (Earl), Mildred (Eddie), Phyllis and Rose Anne (Richard). Also numerous nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her parents, Virgil and Eliza Barret; Her loving husband, Raymond Laird; Brother-in-law, Bob Potter and other family members. The Celebration of Grace's Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 26th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. Interment family plot, Davidson Cemetery.
- Raymond. It is with sadness that the family of Raymond Laird announce his passing. He passed away peacefully on Thursday April 21st, 2005 shortly after 2:00 A.M. At the Davidson & District Health Care Center. he will be deeply missed by his wife of 51 years, Grace: his 3 children: Rose Marie (Joe) LePoudre: Selma Laird (Maury Doan): & Joel Laird (Sharon) : Granddaughters, Karen Frigon, Kirsty Laird (Gerry Krogstad) & their daughter Kiera Krogstad; Tonia Laird (Elmer Estillore); his grandsons, Jeff Nelson (Sandra Hobson) & Jeremy Nelson (Nicole Tylosky). The Celebration of Ray's Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday Apirl 25th, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church Sask. with Rev. Cathy Maxwell officiating. Interment family plot Davidson cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Ronald Murray passed away suddenly while visiting his sister in Winnipeg on Friday, January 2nd, 2009. Ron was predeceased by his mother, Lillian May Laird (1987) and by a brother, Robert Laird (1992). He leaves to mourn his father, Gordon Laird of Calgary and sister, Betty Willner (Gary) of Winnipeg, and close friend Melodee Mann and her children Krystal and Josh of Regina. Ron was born October 13, 1949 at Davidson, Saskatchewan and lived his early years there. He tried his hand at many occupations through the years, including farming, working in a carnival, driving truck and moving furniture; but his favorite job was selling baked goods at the Farmer's Market. In the last several years, Ron was best-known for his charitable work through Good Samaritan Transport, as he and his best buddy Ted Boa criss-crossed Regina and area looking for people in need of help. They have moved people, delivered appliances, took truck loads of junk away, given rides to people, taken folks out for meals and generally lent a hand wherever is needed. They were also volunteers at Soul's Harbor Rescue Mission, Carmichael Outreach, Lifeline Ministries and Indian and Metis Christian Fellowship. Ron was a dedicated and compassionate member of Lighthouse to All Nations Church, always the first one to volunteer for any project, equally a favorite among the children, teens, youth and adults. He was a valued volunteer and Board Member of North Central Family Centre. Ron will be greatly missed by his many, many friends. Cremation will take place in Winnipeg, with burial in Calgary beside his Mom. A memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 13th at 2:00PM at Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Ave. Arrangements are in care of Lighthouse to All Nations Church. Pastor Femi Ogunrinde officiating.
- Willie Lang of Davidson Sask., age 70 years passed away peacefully on Friday November 22nd, at the St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Willie is survived by his loving family: Brother, Harold (Ruth), Sisters, Edith Lang; Esther (Anthony) Bohaychuk and Doreen (Paul) Wehner: Brothers-in-law Mike Kuz and Francis Shirley, also numerous nieces and nephews. Willie was predeceased by his parents Valentine and Julia Lang and sisters, Elsie Kuz, Clara Shirley and Gladys Lang; brothers Wilfred and Eddie Lang. The Celebration of Willies life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 27th, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson, Sask., with Pastor Doug Miner officiating. Interment at a later date in the family plot at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Octave Andre. It is with great sadness, and a sense of relief, that we announce the passing of Octave Andre LePoudre on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Octave was born to Jules and Marie LePoudre on Christmas Day in 1919. His family had immigrated to Davidson leaving their beloved Belgium. Octave was one of 11 children in the family and was raised on the LePoudre homestead. He had three main loves in his life: Family, farming and visiting with his many friends. Octave was predeceased by brothers Octave and Andre (in Belgium during the World War I), Andre and Clifford and by sisters Mary (Leva), Andrea, and Susan. He is survived by sisters Leona, Paula and by brother Paul. During World War II Octave joined the navy and made several trips across the Atlantic with the Royal Canadian Navy. His stories to his family about the war were very interesting and funny especially the stories about the times he got into trouble and he had to scrape and paint a room on the ship several times. He didn’t like talking about the dangers of war and kept those thoughts inside because he didn’t think his family should know about that aspect of war. In 1948 Octave married Fern Reeves and they started their 63 years of life together on the family farm. The raised a family of seven children. Octave was very proud of the fact that they managed to raise and help all their children from a very meager beginning on this farm. Octave was predeceased by son-in-law Jim Gottschalk and Pacee McLaren (great-grandson), is survived by his wife Fern and the following children: Daughter Brenda: son Corey with his wife Crystal and daughter Morgan; daughter Crystal and children Dameon, Bryton, Madison, Chynna and Bryant; Son Allan Joseph (Rose Marie): daughter Karen Kaye (Mark); daughter Kristi (Gerry) children Kiera, Declan and Kinley; daughter Tonia (Elmer) and son Raymond; Son Glenn (Marnie): daughter Bobbi-Jo (Roland) children Jasmine, Derian, Randy and Robin; daughter Natasha (Kevin) children Kyle, Kassey, and Kloe; Son Keith (Faith): daughter Jadean (Blair) children Lincoln and Colton; son Andrew (Natasha) children Nathan and Nixon; daughter Ashton;
Son Monte (Holly): daughter Dana ( Tony) and Wyatt; son Darnel; Daughter Marie (Larry): son Kailin, daughter Jurrai; Daughter Donna (Brett): daughters Brooke and Jordan, son Jesse. Octave was always proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and always found ways to support them or encourage them. He was known by all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the following: 1. When they visited Grandpa and Grandma, Grandpa would always have a loonie or toonie for each of them. This took planning to make sure enough loonies and toonies were on hand for major holidays when most of the Grandchildren would visit. 2. Grandpa always had gum or treats for the kids when they came to visit. 3. Grandpa and Grandma would also always reward the children if they passed into the next grade, usually with a $5 bill. 4. If any of the grandchildren needed something to help them move forward in their lives grandpa often helped out if he could. 5. Grandpa was known for teasing and for telling stories to the kids about aspects of his life. When Octave and Fern moved to Davidson to retire, Octave could be found having coffee with his many friends at the Husky. He loved to visit and talk about farming, politics and what was going on in the community. These coffees would take place two to three times a day and would always end in the group flipping coins to pay for the coffee or playing the numbers game. This became a very important part of Octave’s life in his later years. Jim Ulmer once sent Octave a loonie because he thought he should pay up front because he often lost the coin flip. Fern and Octave’s house often would host visitors from the community and from many parts of Canada. These people would stop and visit because they had met Fern or Octave sometime in the past and just wanted to stop by and say hi. Octave’s legacy will be his large family, many friends and his ability to talk to everyone. He had a long and eventful life and will be sadly missed! Prayers were held Monday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Mass Tuesday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson. Interment will be at a later date.
- Margaret Sarah (nee Roadhouse) of Davidson Sask., age 89 years, died peacefully on Sunday November 5th. 2000 at the Prairie View Lodge Davidson Sask. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Alfred & Anna Roadhouse, her husband Walter, her son Harold, 3 brothers & 2 sisters. Margaret is survived by her loving family: son Murray (Betty) Lloyd, Daughter-in-law Janet Lloyd, 9 grandchildren & 18 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The celebration of Margaret's life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday November 8th. 2000 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson, Sask.
- Donald Morris (March 2, 1920 - October 6, 2006). Donald's family gives thanks for the long, fulfilling life of their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Donald was born at home on the farm at Davidson. He grew up in a large family with parents Ernest and Meta and six siblings, who are all deceased. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Hazel, whom he married 62 years ago and children Lee Bristow (Lorence Peterson), Laurie Lockwood (Glennys McNabb) and Morley (Jeannie) Lockwood. He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Todd Lockwood, Sheri (Brian) Erickson, Mark (Charmaine) Bristow, Ian (Stacey) Bristow, Kimberly Bristow, Cara Lockwood, Logan Lockwood, Ashley Lockwood and Drew Lockwood and greatgrandchildren Teryn, Denae and Eden Bristow, Maya and Mason Bristow and Avery Erickson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Meta, sister Luretta (Richard) Sanden, brothers: Leigh (Gertrude), Fred, Eugene (Reta), John (Kitty), Robert (Dorothy, Norma) and Hudson brothers-in-law Morley (Alma) and Mervin. Don farmed until 1969 and then served on the board of the Davidson Co-op and as a delegate and director of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Co-operative philosophy and community involvement played a very important role in his life. He helped organize the Davidson Junior Sports organization. Lockwoods lived in Regina for 13 years when Don worked in head office of Sask. Pool as VicePresident. In 1982 he retired and they returned to Davidson and spent 20 winters in Indio, California. Don played as energetically as he worked curling, dancing, golfing, floor shuffleboard and playing Bridge. Don and Hazel enjoyed travel and were fortunate to tour many far-away places. Don's grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were his greatest joy. His affection made each one of us feel special. We will miss his support and companionship. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 at 2:00pm at the Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Internment family plot Davidson cemetery.
- Laurie was born May 3, 1947 in Saskatoon, along with twin sister Lee. He was raised on the farm east of town and started school the first year of the bus run into Davidson from the Trenton area. Laurie was in the school’s largest beginner’s class, part of the baby boomer generation. As Laurie grew up he became increasingly interested in sports, which he excelled at. Davidson Cardinal baseball and Super League curling were two of his favorites. Laurie was also proud to have been on the 1962 football team when DHS won South Saskatchewan in their level. After high school, he graduated from Voc Ag at the U of S, and then married Valerie Hanson in 1970. Together they farmed with brother Morley and had two children Todd and Sheri. Many happy years were spent on the farm, but Laurie battled addiction, which led to selling the farm and separation from his family. Following difficult years, rehab brought reconciliation and celebration. Laurie was now back with his family and new partner Glennys McNabb. Laurie had another chance and was proud to become a grandfather to three special grandsons, Avery, Easton and Zachary. Good times were spent with family at the lake, on the golf course and by the pool. Laurie and Glennys had family gatherings where everyone was together, enjoying each others company and catching up on what everyone was up to. When Laurie was not working, or on the golf course, he could usually be found fussing with something in the yard, or working on some unique item to celebrate the season. He was a man who liked to keep busy and things had to be just right. Laurie will be dearly missed by his loving partner, Glennys McNabb; mother, Hazel Lockwood; son, Todd Lockwood; daughter, Sheri (Brian) Erickson and family Avery, Easton and Zachary. Laurie also leaves to mourn his sister, Lee Bristow (Lorence Peterson) and family; brother, Morley (Jeannie) Lockwood and family and Glennys’ family, Rick McNabb and son Levi and Janice (Dave) Lloyd and sons Corey and Casey. Laurie was predeceased by his father, Donald Lockwood and brother-in-law, Dale Bristow. Laurie’s true character was very evident during his courageous battle with cancer. He never complained and kept an upbeat attitude towards every new situation that was thrown his way during his hard fought journey. He took control of every situation, never wanting to burden anyone else. Laurie’s attitude made it easier for everyone that loved him to cope with his untimely death September 9, 2010. Laurie will be truly missed. A celebration of Laurie’s life was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig presiding.
- William Alexander Low passed away peacefully February 9, 2005 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center, Davidson, SK, at the age of 72 years. He will be sadly missed by Marlene, his wife of 35 years; three sons, Warren, Steven and Ryan (Michelle); daughter, Andrea (Kenny); grandsons, Dylan and Dalton; sisters, Dorothy (Howard) Moore, Jean (Leslie) Taylor, Kathleen (Arthur) Morrison and Margaret Crawford; Marlene's family, Audrey Boyd, Gerry (Shirley) Boyd and Donna Boyko; also numerous nieces and nephews. Willie was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Alexander. The Celebration of Willie's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK
- Gertrude Edna (nee Woodman) of Davidson Sask. age 89 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11th, 2002 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center Davidson, Sask. Edna is survived by her loving family: children Hugh (Beatrice) Rowe; Wayne (Jeannine) Rowe: Carol (Dale) Barlow & Clayton (Judith) Rowe: 10 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren: step children: Elaine (Norbert) Reich: Verlee (Bill) Bate & Perry (Ardene) Lund 15 step grandchildren; 36 step great grandchildren & 3 step great great grandchildren. Brothers: Kenneth Woodman & Keith (Flonda) Woodman: sister Mildred Waters: brothers-in-law Norm Adam, & Albert Stregger also numerous nieces nephews & other family members. Edna was predeceased by her parents: Frank & Caroline Woodman: her 1st. husband Howard Rowe, her 2nd. husband Ralph Lund: sisters Betty Stregger: Babe Adam & Lila Dowie brothers-in-law, Bob Water & Jim Dowie: sister-in-law Dorothy Woodman. The celebration of Edna's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, 2002 at the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask. with Rev. Cathy Maxwell officiating. Interment family plot Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Saskatoon, Sask.
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- Edward Alfred Manz passed away peacefully at his home in Davidson on January 12, 2007 at the age of 76. Husband of 50 years to Joan; father of Connie (Gary) Glines, Rod (Ann) Manz, Tim (Jan) Manz, Tory (Nikki) Manz and foster son, Tim (Carolyn) Kamin; 13 grandchildren and two greatgranddaughters. Also survived by two brothers, Walter and John (Nola) Manz; mother-in-law, Dorothy Weigel; sisters-in-law, Helen and Shirley Manz, Judy (Wayne) Ryder, Sherry (John) Parenteau, Lori Weigel; and brothers-in-law, Joe Arend and Lorne (Nola) Weigel; also numerous nieces and nephews. The Celebration of Ed's life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Davidson Community Center, Davidson, SK.
- Helen (nee Schilling) passed away on July 10, 2011 at the Davidson Health Centre in Davidson, Sask. at the age of 88 years. Helen was born on Dec. 31, 1922 in Medicine Hat, Alta. She married Jim Manz on January 21, 1946 in Davidson, Sask. Helen received her education in a country school. Her occupations over the years included housekeeper, usher/ticket salesperson at the local theatre, working at Canada Packers candling eggs, working as a clerk at the Co-op and housekeeping at the Prairie View Lodge. Helen attended the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Davidson and took an active part in the church. Helen enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, anything to keep her hands busy. She even took up writing a journal on computer in the last decade. She was very active in her church making quilts to send to charities. With no children of her own, Helen always enjoyed visits with her numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband Jim on May 25, 1981. She is survived by her sister Dolly Prpich of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law Shirley Manz and Joan Manz of Davidson and brothers-in-law Johnny (Nola) Manz and Joe Arend of Davidson. Helen’s funeral service was held on July 13, 2011 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church with a Lutheran service at 1 p.m. Rev. Daryl Olson officiated the service. Special music was provided by Donna Russell and Gloria Morrison singing “I’ll Fly Away”. Hymns for the service included “One Day at a Time” and “Lord of the Dance”. Organist was Carol Dieno. Reflections were by Janice Manz and Bill Jackiw. Ushers were Ken Manz and Chad Manz. Registers were Betty Lloyd and Vera Eddie. Honourary pallbearers were all friends who shared in Helen’s life journey. Active pallbearer was Milton Schilling.
Interment was in the family plot at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Hilda (October 11, 1957 - February 4, 2013). It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Hilda. Suddenly, but peacefully, she passed away in her Davidson home. Hilda started her schooling in Girvin and graduated from Davidson High School. She attended STI at Moose Jaw for one year, then commenced employment with the Royal Bank at Craik. From there she worked in various communities, ending up in Regina. She retired from the Royal Bank, moving to Saskatoon with family. She kept busy with volunteer work at the Heart and Stroke foundation and Canadian Mental Health Association. Davidson was her next move, where she enjoyed being involved in the community, church, volunteer work and caring for her mother. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Shirley Manz. Left to mourn are Owen, Justin and Jessica Manz, and her aunts and uncles, John and Nola Manz, Joan Manz, Joe Arend, Annie Bearss and Audrey Byrd, as well as many cousins and friends. Hilda touched the hearts of many and would greet everyone with a smile, wave and always a chat. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson, with Pastor Ron Bestvater (Lutheran) presiding.
- Walter. On Thursday, February 14, 2008, Walter passed away peacefully at Craik & District Health Centre at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his wife Madeline, daughter Colleen, parents John and Caroline; brothers Conrad (Emma), George (Elsie), Leonard (Joyce), Jake (Jackie), Jim, Martin and Eddie; sisters Alma (John) Campbell and Erna Arend; parents-in-law Omer and Andrea Demeester and sister-inlaw Donna Demeester. Walter is survived by four children: Lorie (Shawn), Grant, Karen (Kevin) and Glen (Nicole); son-inlaw Kevin (Lorraine) Reich and family; grandchildren: Dusty (Dan) Rhela, Tristan, Kacie, Deon, Darcie, Daiton, Dalton, Kirby and Morgan; greatgranddaughters Alexis and Aubrey; brother Johnny (Nola); sisters-in-law Helen, Shirley and Joan; brothers-in-law Joe Arend, Dennis and Paul (Myrtle) Demeester; also numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Davidson, SK. Interment at the Davidson Cemetery. Lunch to follow.
- Al Markus, age 87, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Born in Czechoslovakia, Al came to Canada at age five with his mother Francis and his father Paul to homestead at Aylsham, Sask. There, he grew up and married Lucille McDonell. Al and Lucille, with daughters Terry and Sharon, moved to Davidson where Al became partsman for Fred Gatzke in his Chrysler dealership. Three years later, Al in partnership with Eugene Lockwood, built and operated a Massey Ferguson and Chrysler dealership on Garfield St. Some years later, Max Reed joined him in a tire shop venture. During this time, another daughter Connie was born (1955); Al’s mother Francis came to live with the family; and a son Paul was born (1961). Al played baseball, curled, joined Kinsmen and Masons, and learned to play golf. Golfing became his passion and lasted his whole life. He was involved in plans for a new golf course at the present location, north of Davidson. In 1965, the family moved to Carrot River to farm the family land and later Al and Lucille moved to Nipawin where Al opened an income tax and accounting business. Al’s golfing skill eventually earned him a spot in the Canadian Senior Mens Championship in Halifax, N.S. He spent 12 years as a director of the Sask. Golf Assoc., helping to rate Saskatchewan golf courses under the slope system. Al retired in 1986 and he and Lucille spent their winters golfing in B.C. and St. George, Utah until health prevented it. Al and Lucille moved back to Davidson in September of 2009 to be closer to daughter Sharon. Al is predeceased by his parents and his eldest daughter Terry. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Lucille, his children, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
- Joe Masich, a longtime farmer in the Bladworth and Davidson districts, passed away in Davidson on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the age of eighty-six. Joe's parents, Joseph and Mary (Balen) Masich, homesteaded near Bladworth in 1914. After a tornado in 1948 destroyed the Bladworth farmstead, the family moved southwest of Davidson to the Herb Stewart farm. The early years were filled with hard work, neighbours helping neighbours, and strong family values. Joe was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Kathleen (Kay) Meints and Josephine (Jo) Duchscher. Joe is survived by his sister Emilie Dougans, three brothers Dan (Elaine), John (Ivy) and Larry; as well as many nephews and nieces and their children. We are deeply grateful to the staff at the Davidson Health Centre and to Dr. Lang for the exceptional care given to Joe.
- Florence May McFarlane of Davidson, Sask., age 87 years passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17th, 2002 at The Davidson & District Health Care Center. May is survived by her loving family sons: Bill (Pat); Bob (Phyllis) & Larry (Darlene); grandchildren: Lynda (Gary) Brown, Douglas, Scott (Jodi), Candace, Ryan, & Curtis; great grandchildren: Chelsea, Marcus, Kaylah & Candace Brown; sister: Eleanor Ellams & Bell (Keith) Cressman; sisters-in-law: Lilly Ellmas & Nellie Gemmell; also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. The celebration of May's life, Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Nokuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson cemetery.
- Patricia Helen (nee Sekulich) March 22, 1942 — June 8, 2015. Pat McFarlane of Saskatoon (formally Davidson, Saskatchewan) was born on March 22, 1942 in Long Lac, Ontario to Mark and Margaret Sekulich. They lived in Ontario and would eventually move back to the family farm in Kenaston and then to Davidson. Mom attended school in Briggs and graduated from Davidson High School. During high school her passion was playing the saxophone and being involved with the Davidson Jubilee Marching Band. Many weekends were spent travelling to various towns playing at the local dances with the Teen Airs. After high school she followed her dream and attended Regina General Nursing School obtaining her Registered Nurse designation. Her career as an RN saw her working in Hamilton, Ontario at the Psychiatric Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital, Davidson Union Hospital, the operating room at Royal University Hospital as well as home care in the later years. She married William McFarlane in November 1967 and had two children. They lived in town and later moved to the farm. Life was busy with work, gardening and sewing (especially quilts) and attending many hockey games and figure skating events. In January 2015, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but did not let this disease define who she was. She lived her life with a strong spirit, genuine heart, considerate soul and an incredible underlying strength accepting her final days with courage and grace. Mom passed away at St. Paul's hospital on June 8, 2015 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. As she was with us when we took our first breath, we were able to be there to hold her hand while she took her last breath. We would like to thank the incredible staff of St. Paul's Hospital Palliative care for the wonderful care Mom received during her last days. Pat is survived by her children Lynda (Gary) and Doug; grandchildren Chelsea (Chad), Marcus (Isabelle), Kaylah (Alex) and Candace and great-grandchildren Eli and Kennedy. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Bob (Phyllis) and Larry (Darlene) along with nephews and nieces and the best cousins you could ask for (those crazy Croatians). Pat was predeceased by her husband William, her parents Mark and Margaret and infant sister Kathleen. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 20, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon). Interment of the ashes will be at a later date at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Myra Jeannette (nee Callaway), February 4, 1931 - January 20, 2007. Myra McFie of Saskatoon, passed away on Saturday January 20, 2007 at Royal University Hospital with her family at her side. Myra is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim; her children, Cheryl, Pamela, Rian (all of Saskatoon) and Craig (Millport, Scotland); their spouses, Daryl, Judy and Katrina; and her seven grandchildren: Tara, Graham, Drew, Braden, Alex, Blaine and Carson; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Hillstad of Regina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Velma Callaway of Davidson; and Bud and Debbie Callaway of Saskatoon; and their children and grandchildren. Myra was born in Davidson, SK, in 1931, the second daughter of James and Bertha (Vandergrift) Callaway. Raised on the family farm outside Davidson, she moved to Saskatoon in 1948 to attend secretarial school and worked for several businesses before meeting Jim McFie in 1951 and marrying him on May 17, 1952. Myra thereafter concentrated on making a home for her family. She enjoyed pets, gardening, crafting, knitting (especially for Save the Children), baking, reading, television, crossword puzzles and the family cabin at Pike Lake. Though Mom's later years were affected by severe arthritis and ill health, she never lost interest in life, especially the accomplishments of her grandchildren. She also looked forward to her workouts at the Field House through the Coronary Artery Rehabilitation Group (CARG) program these last 3 1/2 years. We, her family, take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering but we sure are going to miss her. The Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from McKagues Funeral Chapel (3rd Ave. and 20th Street) with interment of cremated remains to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Stewart Baldwin passed away peacefully on December 25, 2003 at Oliver Lodge. Stewart was predeceased by his father and mother James and Elizabeth, his siblings June, Dorothy, Hugh, Donald, Bruce and infant siblings Bruce and Ramona. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 55 years Eva, and their sons Don (Mary Ellen) and Jim (Winnie), grandchildren Leah, Lana, Sheena and Scott and Mitch and his great-grandson, Ashton. He also leaves behind his sister Marj (Bill) Cram and his brother Gordon (Ellen) along with his many nieces and nephews. Stewart was born on February 7, 1927 in Davidson, SK. He spent part of his youth traveling and gaining valuable life experiences on the road. On December 24, 1948 Stewart married Eva. Together they made their home in Saskatoon where Stewart owned his own business, Nu-Way Painters. Next to his family, Stewart's passion was the great outdoors where he would spend his spare time hunting, fishing, tending to his horses and raising his dogs. One of the many legacies he left his family was that of a deep appreciation of Mother Nature and all the gifts She had to offer. Dad lived a full and rewarding life and will be long remembered by his family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Hugh Allan McIvor of Davidson, Sask. (formerly of Girvin, Sask.) age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25th, 2002 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center, Davidson, Sask. The celebration of Allan's Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Grace (nee Camber) 1918 - 2012. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law passed away peacefully at Parkridge Centre, Saskatoon on January 21, 2012 at the age of 93. She will be lovingly remembered by her four sons and two daughters: Edward Charles Chuck (Gale) of Brighton, ON, Malcolm John Mac of Vancouver, BC, Clara Jean (Floyd) Allard of Prince Albert, SK, John Charles Jackie (Elsie) of Saskatoon, SK, Stephen Henry of Toronto, ON and Linda Bernice (Brian) Sunderland of West Kelowna, BC; son-in-law Garry Rayner of Genelle, BC; sister Agnes Lehnus; sister-in-law Gladys Camber; brother-in-law Roger Rogers; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; nine greatgreat grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband John "Jack"; daughter Annie Grace Rayner; great grandchild Nathan Reed Miller; parents Edward and Sophie Camber; brothers Ted (Betty), Tom (Marie) and Harold; sisters Sophie, Beatrice (Joe) Haythornthwaite, Jean (Ernest) Martin, Alice and Annie Rogers; brother-in-law Herman Lehnus and special friend Jack Swenson. Mom was born on October 14, 1918 and raised in the Davidson district. As a young girl she worked with her father as well as for other farmers. On December 6, 1939 she married Dad and they moved to Paddockwood in 1945. Our mother had not one but many full time occupations home maker, gardener, seamstress, hair barber, maintenance person at the RM office & library, home decorator, cook for family and road crews, laundrier, truck driver at harvest time, bartender and yet always had a helping hand available for others. Mom enjoyed curling, knitting, tending to her flowers and garden, playing crib, and most of all sharing her quick wit, stories and smiles. Mom had an open door policy to all and loved having children coming in and out of her home. When Dad became ill, Mom was his full time care-giver. In 1991 Mom moved to Prince Albert and in 2001 she moved to Saskatoon for assisted care, first to a private care home and then to Parkridge Centre in 2005. Mom has left an imprint on the lives of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed but fondly remembered. Special thanks from her family to the staff and nurses at Parkridge Centre and Dr. Baldwin for their exceptional care, kind words and support especially during Mom's last days. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at St. David's Anglican Church, 500 24th Street East, Prince Albert, SK with the Rev. Norbert Haukenfrers officiating. Interment will be held at the Paddockwood Cemetery.
- Carman McNabb of Davidson & Girvin Sask. age 75 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Carman is survived by his loving family, wife Doris, daughter Debbie (Neil) Warken & son Cole Warken: son, Murray (Norah) McNabb & family Allan, Jessie & Terry McNabb. Brother Willard (Norma) McNabb & sister-in-law Jean (Jay) McIvor, also nieces & nephews. The celebration of Carman's life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. From the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Lloyd Spence. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lloyd Spence McPherson on Friday, November 19, 2004 in Davidson, SK, at the age of 75 years. Lloyd was born in Saskatoon on December 3, 1928, the only son of Alexander and Mildred McPherson. He attended school in Regina, graduated from Central High School and was a member of the Junior Symphony Orchestra and the Y-Band. He attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Lloyd married Margaret Scott on October 4, 1952, in Regina. He farmed on his Grandfather Spence's land for 41 years, until his retirement to Davidson. His interest in community activities lead to his involvement with the Girvin School, Girvin Wheat Pool, Girvin United Church and the Davidson Masonic Lodge. Lloyd is survived by his loving family. Children: Catherine (Garnet) Schulhauser, Blake and Colin (Calgary); Jacqueline (Lyle) Johnson, Adrienne, Leanne (Glen Sylvestre) (Muenster), Keven, (Shalene Storey) (Davidson); Alexander "Scott " (Laurie) McPherson Evan, Graham and Allana (Winnipeg); and Arlean "AJ " ScottMcPherson (Bruce Robertson) Reece and Sawyer (Didsbury). He is also survived by his sisters: Arlean McPherson (Saskatoon), Hazel Asussmen (North Battleford) and brothers-in-law: Gordon (Elsie) Scott (Ottawa), Dale (Elaine) Scott (Davidson), Jack (Jenny)(Davidson), cousins and nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents, Alexander McPherson and Mildred Catherine Spence; and his wife Margaret Isobel (Scott) McPherson. Lloyd loved holidays with family and friends. He loved farming, painting, bird carving, gardening, collecting stamps, fishing, and reading. He had an enduring love of people, the land and animals. Lloyd and his family were deeply appreciative of the care and support he recieved from the Homecare and hospital nurses, staff and Dr. Hailu and Dr. Maree. A service in celebration of his life will be held at the Davidson United Church on Tuesday, November 23, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot, Davidson Cemetery. The family invited relatives and friends to join them for lunch and fellowship at the Davidson United Church, Lower Hall following the committal service.
- Doreen Louise (nee Montgomery) August 7, 1926 - November 22, 2010. Doreen passed away at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Doreen is lovingly remembered by her son, Barrie Glen Miller; grandson, Christopher Fryett-Miller; Christopher's mother, Maureen Fryett; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Martin; brother, John Montgomery; and sister, Gladys Mustard. Doreen grew up and took her schooling in Davidson, SK. Her father ran a grain elevator in town and passed away in 1938. After World War II, Doreen and her mother moved to Saskatoon where she worked as a telephone operator. In 1950 she married Martin Miller and in 1953 Barrie was born. Doreen stayed at home and was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Later Doreen worked for many years at St. Paul's Hospital as a switchboard operator, retiring just before age 65. She often mentioned she enjoyed working with the staff particularly helping the doctors. Horseracing was a passion for Doreen. She along with Dr. George Pylypchuk and other racing associates established the 7 Table Stable and continued to enjoy many years of racing. Doreen enjoyed planning trips throughout Canada and USA with her good friend Dorothy Upton, which were often associated with racing events. They fulfilled a life long dream to attend the Kentucky Derby. Doreen said she had a very good life and her grandson, Christopher, was the icing on the cake. Doreen had many friends and where ever she went people remarked what a wonderful and loving person she was. Family would like to thank the staff at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel with interment following in Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Hugh Miller passed away at Parkside Extendicare in Regina, Sk. on Sunday , September 8, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Hugh was born and raised in Davidson Sk. He moved to Regina to work at Sask. Cement Co. and later on in a new career as a Health & Safety officer for the Sask. Government. In retirement he enjoyed taking care of his home and family, and travelled. At his request no formal funeral will be held, instead a Celebration of his life will be held in Davidson, Sk. in December 2013. Anyone wishing to attend can contact Terry Monuik at 250-337- 4037
- Deberah Gene (nee Pratico). Either God will take my cancer from me, or me from my cancer, either way I win. Our beloved wife, sister, mother, and Grams passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with breast cancer on January 8, 2009 with her loving husband by her side. Mom was born in Princeton, BC on February 5, 1952 to Arthur and Barbara (Lindley) Pratico, the fourth of six children. Mom grew up and attended school in Princeton. While waitressing there she met the love of her life, Wayne. According to mom she saw a cute butt go into the Post Office and the rest as they say is history. Mom and dad got married June 16, 1973 and made their life on the Morrison family farm outside of Davidson, SK. Being a town girl from BC meant a lot of adjusting for Mom but she thrived in her new environment, learning the difference between gas and diesel and how to escape from the crazy roosters. Mom will be remembered for her loving spirit and generous nature. She never judged, but always listened. As someone once said, she was always there to hold our hand when we fell down, not always stopping the fall from happening because sometimes the fall and getting back up was strengthening of character. Mom taught us the true meaning of family and made sure that we knew how much she loved us. Every phone call or goodbye was ended with an I Love You. Mom enjoyed scrap booking, reading and playing with her grandkids. She always took an active interest in all her girl's activities whether it was Brownies, Air Cadets or gymnastics. Mom was also very involved in the Optimist Club of Davidson where she received recognition for her contributions. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Mom is survived by her husband, Wayne; children and grandchildren, Kara (Jack), Breanne and Erica Howarth of Saskatoon, Jan (Stacey) Stajan and Jax Reiniger of Medicine Hat AB, and Jessica Morrison, also of Medicine Hat. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Justina Morrison; and her brothers and sisters, Frank (Gail) Lindley, June (Glenn) Meston, and Linda Olson of Princeton, BC, Art (Linda) Pratico of Houston, BC, Kathie (Ken) VanDooyeweert of Sicamous, BC, Wendy (Roger) Morrow of Maple Creek, SK, Reid (Melanie) Morrison of Calgary AB, Les (Gail) Morrison, Monica (Mark)Thiel, all of Saskatoon, SK and Bruce (Cheryl) Rempel of Aylesbury, SK. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her father, Art Pratico; mother, Barbara; and her father-in-law, Jack Morrison. The Celebration of Deberah's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson Town Hall. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at University Hospital for making mom's final days so peaceful, especially Sue, Brad and Doreen. A memorial service will be held for Debby at a later date in Davidson SK,
- John "Jack", August 4, 1925 - January 10, 2007. Jack passed away peacefully at the Royal University Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 81. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Justina of 50 years, and by his children: Wayne (Debby), Wendy Morrow (Roger), Les (Gail), Reid (Melanie), Monica Thiel (Mark) and Bruce Rempel (Cheryl); his grandchildren: Kara (Jack), Jan (Stacey), Jessica, Michael, Angie, Stacey (Dan), Derek, Brett, Kylie, John, David, Zachary, Alana; and greatgrandchildren: Breanne, Erica, Stajan, and Jade. He is also survived by his brothers, Arthur (Kathleen), Bert (Elsie); sisters, Betty and Hilda Ringrose; and sister-in-law, Leona; as well as many numerous nieces and nephews and family he has taken into his heart. Jack was born in Davidson and attended the Maple Valley and Farrerdale schools. He married Justina Rempel on October 10, 1956. They farmed in the Davidson area until 1978 when they moved to Saskatoon where they were both employed and where they later retired. Jack was very active and loved to socialize, dance, listen to music and help his neighbors and friends. There were many lively card games and board games played at the kitchen table as well as quizzing the grandchildren at Jeopardy. He loved going back to the farm as well as working in his yard and in his garage. Most importantly was his support for his children and grandchildren in everything they were involved in. His family meant everything to him. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th Street, turn right before the railway tracks), in Saskatoon, on Saturday, January 13th, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. with Bonita Chad officiating.
- Muriel Blanche (nee Walker), October 11, 1930 - July 13, 2006. Our Mom, Grandma Mo and Great One has fallen into an eternal sleep. What would we say if we had one moment longer? We would tell you we love you, for loving us all equally and unconditionally and for teaching us compassion. Thank you for your gift of story telling and for sharing your laughter. We proudly watched as all those you encountered were graciously accepted into your life. Mom, thank you for giving us yourself as an example of what a mother's love is, as we struggle to achieve this with our children. Until we embrace again Mom, your children; Frankie (Sheryl), Sharon (Glen) Bitz, Bob, Heather (Mike Kyllo), Holly Marlatte, Shelley Shore, Susan (Matthew) Hnatiuk, Pat and Brad. Your grandchildren; Scot (Joan), Sherlynn, Charity, Tansy (Darren), Brady, Breeana, Brendon, Whitney, Jared, Delaney, Malory, Madison, Halley, Riley, Randall, Eric, Kira, Ashton, Kealey, Kieran, Spencer and Kylah. Your great-grandchildren; Cara, Megan, Kenedy, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Olivia and Jack. Your siblings Lee (Mary) Walker, Thelma Edwards, Margaret Dixon and numerous nieces and nephews. Waiting with arms open; your father, William Ernest Walker; your mother, Abigail Sarah Walker; your sister, Doreen Kaul and infant brother Lyle Stephens Walker and granddaughter Kelsey Rae. We are gathering Tuesday, July 18th at 2:00 pm at the Davidson United Church, to celebrate this incredible life.
- Florence (nee Lehmann) 1939 - 2014 of Saskatoon, SK., formerly of Davidson, SK., passed away peacefully at St. Ann's Home in Saskatoon, SK., at the age of 74 years. Florence is survived by her son, Todd (Val) Morrow and family, Aaron, Mallarie and Kris; by her daughter, Gayle (Travis) Frandsen and family, Austin, Colin and Jadin; sister Agatha Rupcich, niece Maria, nephew Mark, cousins and other family members, also her extended family at St. Ann's. Florence was predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Mary Lehmann and her husband Don Morrow. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by Rev. Father Eugene Warnke Omi at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Davidson Cemetery.
- Frank Ingwer Mundt of Moose Jaw, Sask. (formerly of Davidson, SK.) age 97 years, passed away peacefully in Moose Jaw on Sunday, January 26th, 2003. Frank is survived by his loving family: wife Mabel; daughters: Marjorie (John) Fehr & their children: Alexander, Wesley (Mary), Cindy (Gary) Pelech & Russell (Kathy); Karen & her children: Beverly (Greg) Diebert, Shawna Pickrell (Chris Teed); & Sandra (John) Lewis & their children: Jody (Treena) & Tracy (Jules) Nokohoo and thirteen great grandchildren, also nieces, nephews & other family members. Frank was predeceased by his parents: Emil & Amelia; sisters: Wilma & Edna and brother, Arthur. The celebration of Frank's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Mabel Isobel (nee Bristol), of Moose Jaw, SK, (formerly of Davidson, SK) age 95 years, passed away peacefully in Moose Jaw Monday, April 25, 2005. Mabel is survived by her loving family, daughters, Marjorie (John) Fehr and their children, Alexander, Wesley, Cindy (Garry) Pelech and Russell (Kathy); Karen Mundt and her children, Beverly (Greg) Diebert, Shawna Pickrell (Chris Teed); Sandra (John) Lewis and their children, Jody (Treena) and Tracy Nokohoo; and 14 greatgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and other family members. Mabel was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Frank; by her parents, William and Jesse Bristol; brother, Wells (Erma); sister, Sara (Harry) Baldwin. The Celebration of Mabel's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
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- Herbert John, June 30, 1915 - January 29, 2007 of Davidson, SK, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Davidson & District Health Care Center where he was a resident. Herb was predeceased by his father, Nels in 1957; his mother, Gerda in 1969; his brother, George in 1990; and his sister, Doris in 1991. Herb was a hard working man and farmed a large farm with his sister west of Davidson and other areas of the province. After Doris passed away Herb continued to farm and seeded his last crop at age 90 on the home farm of four sections at Davidson. Last spring Herb held a three day auction sale, one of the largest in Saskatchewan history. Herb was a legend, and will be sadly missed by those who knew him. The Celebration of Herb's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson, SK, with Rev. Margaret Propp officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Edward J. "Ted", age 83 of Davidson, Sask. passed away peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 with family at his side. Ted is survived by his brother, Wilfred (Loretta) Nerrie of Calgary, AB; his sister, Margeurite (Elmer) Owen of Yorkton, SK; and brother, Milton Nerrie of Boston Bar, B.C. He is also survived by nieces Barbara (Lance) Standish, Susan (Ken) Henke, Lorie (Don) Soanes and Sharren Tiegen; and nephews Robert (Arlene) Nerrie, Jack Owen, Donald Owen, David Owen, Jim Tiegen, Larry Tiegen and Rick Tiegen. Grand nieces and nephews include Lisa Standish, David Standish, Jesse McCabe, Shane Henke, Melissa Henke, Jana Soanes, Kara Soanes and Tanner Soanes and numerous friends throughout the Davidson community. Ted was predeceased by his parents, James and Alma Nerrie, and by his sister, Viola (1999). Ted was born on September 14, 1919 at Davidson, Saskatchewan and was raised on the farm near town. He attended Meryton country school. Though partly crippled by polio in his youth, Ted enjoyed working on the farm and did so with his close friends, the Puckett family over the course of three generations including Clark H. Puckett, his sons, Niel and Dan Puckett, and Dan's son, Clark D. Puckett, all from Davidson, Sask. Unable to join the active services during WW2, Ted was nevertheless very proud of his wartime service to Canada, where he helped build the British Commonwealth Air Training Facility just east of Davidson. Indeed, this facility went on to train over 1300 air crew as part of Canada's contribution to the war effort. Ted enjoyed his retirement years working on his garden in the summer while sharpening wood saws for local contractors in the winter. The coffee was always on at Ted's place. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating.
- Clarence, age 68 of Davidson, passed away peacefully on July 31,2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Isabelle: his sons, Terry (Linda), Murray (Dawn); daughter, Cindy (Jeff): grandchildren, Kory, Kari, Kalsy, Reid, Danielle, Patrick, and Cheyanne: great granddaughter, Paige; brother, Glen; sisters, Mildred and Irene. He is predeceased by his daughter, Patty. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Arrangements to be announced at a later date.
- John Samuel Northrop, of Davidson, passed away January 14, 2008. in Davidson and District Health Care Centre, age 86, after a lengthy battle with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). He is lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce of 56 years, children Ila May, Bill (Shirley), Heather (Jerry), Colleen (Brian), 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters Sylvia Northrop, Freda Taylor, Marion Stratton, brother George Northrop and many nieces and nephews. Interment will be January 21, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson.
- Joyce Isabel (nee Mooney) of Davidson Sask., passed suddenly on December 8th, 2010. Joyce is lovingly remembered by her children: Ila May Northrop (Dwight Gervais), Bill (Shirley Sander), Heather (Jerry) Willner, Colleen (Brian) Griffith, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister Mabel Strachan, sisters-in-law Joyce Mooney, Sylvia Northrop, Freda Taylor, Marion Stratton & brother-in-law George Northrop. The Celebration of Joyce's Life Funeral Service will be held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Blair Dixon officiating, (Anglican). Interment at a later date.
— Avis Elizabeth (nee Dunville). The family is sad to announce the passing of Avis Norris, Edmonton, Alberta formerly of Davidson and Raymore, SK on August 7, 2003 at 93 years of age. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Dorothy Harris, Edmonton and son Bill (Darlene) Norris, Powell River, B.C.; three brothers, Stan, Earle and Jake Dunville; and two sisters, Margaret Digney and Joyce (Vern) Salisbury; 12 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 3 great-great granddaughters. She was predeceased by husbands Tony Lightfoot in 1952 and Bob Norris in 1977. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church, Davidson, Saskatchewan.
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- Edith Irene. The family of Edith Obrigewitsch is saddened to announce the passing of a loving wife, mother and grandmother at the age of 81. She is survived by her loving family; Husband: Minard Obrigewitsch; Children: Jerome (Cathy) Obrigewitsch, Janice (Gordon) MacDonald, Wayne (Noreen) Obrigewitsch, Elodie (Garry) Schnell; Grandchildren: Aaron (Janleigh) Kidd, Raeanne (Patrick) Kurtz and Darien, Danny (Larissa) Obrigewitsch, Kurt MacDonald, Chad MacDonald, Mitch (Jessica) Obrigewitsch, Kendra Obrigewitsch, Caitlin Obrigewitsch, Lacey (Ryan) Paupanekis and Dominick, Gregory Schnell. Edith also leaves behind numerous relatives, nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl Kidd and grandson Garret Kidd. The Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated by Rev. Father Francis Geraldo on Thursday December 20th at 2:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Saskatchewan; cremation with interment to follow at a later date.
- Edward Charles "Ted" 1919 - 2005. Ted passed away on November 9, 2005 at the Pasqua Palliative Care Unit with his loving family by his side. Ted was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Odling, six brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. He is survived by Marge, his loving wife and best friend of 61 years, son Jim (Rose), daughter Lois Gadd (Gerry), granddaughters Jana Brown (Dean), Misty Forrest (Tyler) and Mandy, grandson Jamison (Nadine) Montreal, sister Winnifred Wood, Sequim, Washington and many relatives. Ted was born and raised in Davidson, Saskatchewan moving to Regina in 1940. Ted spent over forty years with SaskTel working both in the Repair Shop and the Engineering Department. He became a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Association and received his license in 1949 (VE5TO). He was also a member of the North West Mounted Police Lodge #11. Ted loved working with his hands and enjoyed helping family and friends. He has a very special ability of making something beautiful out of next to nothing. In addition, Ted and Marge enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Hawaii. Ted's hobbies included walking, playing cards and music. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rosemont United Church at 5000-8th Ave. with Reverend Marjorie Kent officiating. The family extends special thanks to all the nursing staff at the Regina General Hospital as well as the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit. A private interment at Riverside Memorial Park will take place.
- Caroline Mary (nee George) passed away on November 15, 2008 at Craik Health Centre with daughter Gloria at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Noble (Ted), brothers Peter and Carl, sister Eleanor and son-in-law Gerry Zdunich. She is survived by her daughter Gloria and her five daughters, Lana Zdunich, Rhea and Reagan Rude; Lisa Zdunich; Lavonne Zdunich; Lorlee (Todd) Cole, Cooper, Camille and Chance Cole; Leah (Velon) Herback, Hunter, Halle, and Hayla Herback. Ione (Rick) Hooper and their children Christopher, Emma and Erin Hooper. Lee Old (Jim) Nykoliation and their children Mark and Lesia Nykoliation. Bobbette Old (Al Eden) and Dawn, James, Christopher and Ashley. Caroline was born February 23, 1918 in Kenaston, daughter of Nic George and Mary Powell. Caroline was third in a family of four: Peter, Carl and Eleanor. The family lived on a farm in the Zid district. Much time was spent on music: Peter on banjo, Carl on violin and Eleanor and Caroline on piano. Schools attended by Caroline were Zid, Kenaston High, Saskatoon Sion and Normal School. She taught school at Chatham, Gopherdale, Strongfield, Chamberlain and Regina. She was the organist at Kenaston and Davidson Catholic Church for 35 years. She was a charter member of the Catholic Women's League. In 1948 Ted and Caroline were married in St. Augustine Church in Regina. They raised their four daughters in Davidson. After retirement Ted and Caroline devoted much time to their family They also spent time traveling, touring Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada from coast to coast. The family would like to thank Dr. Maree, Dr. Lang, Dr. Lichenwold and the wonderful staff at the Craik Health Centre. The funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson on Friday November 21 at 10:00 a.m. Prayers are to be held at Sacred Heart Church Thursday November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
- Howard R. Old, age 82, of Saskatoon and formerly of Davidson, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Palliative Care on Friday, December 14, 2007. He is dearly loved and remembered by his wife, Lois; son, Don (Pat) with children, Tracey (Greg), Jodie (Todd), and Sandi; daughter, Connie (Mac) Allan with children, Bev (Karl), Chad (Brandy) and Kenny (Kelly); son Bob (Krista) with children, Kim and Shannon; son, Scott; nine great grandchildren, one brother, Merritt (Elsie) of Kelowna; sister-in-law, Caroline Old of Davidson; brother-in-law, Lorne (Merle) Manion of Saskatoon, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. from Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
- Noble Otto "Ted" passed away on July 7th, 2002 at the Davidson Health Center at the age of 84 years. He was born in Davidson, September 29, 1917. He is survived by his loving wife Caroline (George); and four daughters, Gloria Zdunich; Ione (Rick) Hooper; Lee Old (Jim Nykoliation); and Bobbette Old (Al Eden); and grandchildren: Lana (Trent Rude); Lisa (Kevin Ballard); Lavonne (Shane Low); Lorlee (Todd Cole); Leah (Velon Herback); Christopher Hooper (Karen Gawne); Emma Hooper; Erin Hopper; Mark Nykoliation; Lesia Nykoliation and two great grandchildren Cooper Cole and Rhea Rude. Ted is survived by two brothers, Howard (Lois) Old and Merritt (Elsie) Old and four sisters Velma Evans, Vivian Old, Nondus Thomas, Frances Fallis. Ted was predeceased by his son-in-law Gerry Zdunich, in 2000 and brothers Marion Old, and Wayne Old; sisters Helen Helgason, Ruby Blackmore, Golda Thomas, Fare McIvor, Iris Mills and Nine Edwards. Ted grew up in the Maple Valley District and attended school there. He served overseas in World War II for five years. Upon returning home after the war Ted started a trucking business, hauling grain, cattle and fuel. In 1948 Ted married Caroline George, of Kenaston. He took over the British American Bulk Fuel business in 1951. Caroline and Ted built the C & T Motel and operated it until 1975. For many years Ted was an active member of the community serving on the School Board for the ten years, Town Council for six years, and Mayor of Davidson for twelve years. Ted also spent several years in his retirement doing what he could, helping his son-in-law Gerry on the farm. He and his wife Caroline loved to dance and travel. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Ted may be directed to the Davidson Health Care Center Fund or to the Canadian Cancer Society. The Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson on Wednesday July 10th, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Phong Pham officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Elaine (nee Crapley). With great sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother in the early morning of January 21, 2008. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Ted, and survived by daughter, Rhea (Brent) Davies of Calgary; son, Tim (Hiromi) Olive of Osaka, Japan; daughter, Lynette (Tim) Boyle of Sherwood Park AB; and adopted daughter Stacey Thiessen of Calgary. Also survived by grandchildren Christine, Dallas, Nikki (Darel), Rebecca, Mikaela, Reilly, Jarvis, Matthew, Rachelle, Lynden, Lance, Tiffany; great granddaughters Taylor and Khloe; siblings, Verna, Donna, Pat, Marilyn and Art and their spouses; in-laws Verna, May and Rose; and many nieces and nephews. Elaine was born on August 13, 1938 in Abernethy, SK and raised in Moose Jaw where she met her wonderful husband and best friend, Ted. They were married in 1955 and lived in Moose Jaw until 1974 then they moved to Davidson, and then to Saskatoon in 1999. Elaine loved Bingo and attending weekly markets which gave her the opportunity to make and meet with many dear friends. She loved doing volunteer work and made time for everyone, and family was most important to her. Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Vi and John Crapley; brothers, Gus, Al and Howard; parents-in-law, Frank and Alice; in-laws, Joan, Vera, Cliff, Walter and Jerry. Joking until the end, Elaine's sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew her. As Elaine requested, no funeral service will be held, but in celebration of Elaine's life there will be a gathering at the Fairfield Senior's Center on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10 till noon.
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- Conrad Herman (1929 - 2015) passed away with his loving family by his side. He leaves to mourn his children Richard, Mary Anne Monz (Brian), Cathy Randall (Bob), Andy (Debbie), Ronnie (Kim), Dennis (Lenny), Jeannine McNabb (Kim), Louise Baxter (Gavin), Julia Painchaud (Mike) as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Conrad was predeceased by his loving wife Anne. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson Sask.
- Paul Raymond of Davidson, Sask, age 63 passed away peaceful with his family at his side on Friday August 12th, 2005 at a Saskatoon Hospital. Paul is survived by his loving family: wife Peggy, Da. Tanya (Troy) Clements: Sons Lenard (Nicole) & Ken. Grandchildren Taylor, Tanila, Connor & Braden. Six brothers, five sisters, also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The Vigil of Prayers will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Tuesday Aug. 16th, at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Paul's Life Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Wed. Aug. 17th, 2005. Both Services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson, Sask. Internment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Bertha Ellen (nee Thompson). Peacefully in Ottawa after months of declining health, on Thursday, August 31, 2000 in her 90th year. Born at the family homestead near Davidson, Saskatchewan January 15, 1911. Predeceased by her much loved husband Claude, sisters Gladys and Nettie and brothers Stanley, Leslie and Alex Thompson. Dearly missed by daughter Carole Dence, wife of Michael; granddaughters Alexandra, wife of Thomas Fetter and Victoria Dence and great-grandchildren Linnea, Christopher and Nathaniel Fetter. Loving sister of Lillian Bigg, Helen Hrubetz, Olivia Gillespie, May Gill, Harriet Weir, Grace Halstead and Robert and Glen Thompson. She had a richly fulfilled life as a prairie school teacher, farmer at Kronau, Saskatchewan and Souris, Manitoba and music teacher in Souris Manitoba, before moving to Ottawa, Ontario in 1987. Following private cremation, friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2000. Memorial services will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario at 3pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2000, and at St. Paul's United Church, Souris, Manitoba at 11am on Friday, September 15, 2000. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Souris.
- Adam John. It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Adam on July 5, 2007. He was born on October 31, 1980 in Davidson, Sask. Adam was predeceased by his father Larry Palmer and grandfathers Gordon Palmer and Peter Sarich Sr. Adam is survived by his mother Sylvia (Cal Sutor): Brothers, Doug (Jessica), Russ (Kristie): Sisters, Cindy (Randy) Edwards, Cathy (Guy) Hiltz, Carolin (Derek) Walter, Carleen (Nathan Gregg) and Cortney. Grandmothers Hazel Palmer and Katie Sarich, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The celebration of Adam's life Funeral Service will be held at the garden of the Apostles Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Saskatoon, Sask., Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Elizabeth "Betty" M. (nee Beattie), late of Davidson, Sask. passed away peacefully on Sunday October 26, 2008 at the age of 87. Betty is lovingly remembered by her children: Linda (Dave Noel) King; Elwood (Cathy) Palmer, Rita (Ernie) Kaytor; Heather (Dave) Herauf; Dave Palmer. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Jenaya King; Tammy Noel; Dean (Tracy) Palmer, Carson and Emry; Tim (Leah) Palmer, Hailey, Kassidy; Michael (Noah) Kaytor, Ryan Kator, Kristy Herauf, Joey Herauf and Kuri Palmer. Betty was predeceased by her husband Earl in July 1994. A celebration of her life will be held at the Davidson United Church on Friday October 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Diane Eurig. A private family interment will follow at a later time at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon Sask.
- Lorne Allan Porter (September 17, 1942 - February 3, 2012). Lorne Allan Porter, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on February 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. Lorne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Jean; sons Wade (Eunice), Clinton, Trevor (Belinda) and daughter Kelly (Wes); sisters Gwen (Wally), Colleen; brother Donald; grandchildren, Cierra, Mackenzie, Christine and Kyle; great grandchildren Alyssa and Aiden, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lorne was born in Davidson, SK and later moved to Kerrobert where he met Jean. They settled in Saskatoon in 1961 to raise their family and Lorne started his career in plumbing and gas fitting at Meyer's Plumbing and Heating. He worked as a plumber/gas fitter all his life most recently with J & A Plumbing and Heating. Lorne was a gentle and loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was always willing to lend a hand and was very generous with his time. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of His Life will occur on Thursday, February 9, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Grace Westminster United Church, 505 10 Street East, followed by a lunch.
- Danny Clark (July 24, 1925 - February 4, 2005). It is with great sadness that the family of Dan Puckett announces his passing on February 4, 2005 at the age of 79 years. He was born in Elbow, SK on July 24, 1925 to Clark and Ethel Puckett. In late 1925, the Puckett family moved to the farm near Davidson, SK where Dan was raised and happily spent his whole life. Dan will forever rest in the hearts of his wife, Milan (nee Storey) of 57 years; son, Clark (Amy) Puckett; grandchildren Daniel and Tarah; sister-in-laws, Margaret Puckett and Lois (George) Podratz; brother-in-laws, Lorne (Dorothy) Storey, Barry (Bonnie) Storey and Randy (Irene) Storey; nephews, Jim (Fay) Puckett, Dwight (Lynn) Puckett, Merritt Puckett, Ken Podratz, Clark (Ervine) Munroe, Glen Eddie; nieces Arlene (Jerry) Andrews, Joan Phillips, Susan (Scott) Doan, Corrine (Art) Salcedo, Gaye (Eugene) Thompson, Eleanor (Mike) Lukowich, Ione (Tom) Irvine, Glennys (Isadore) Prusak, Lavonne (Lloyd) Heck, Linda Eddie, Vera (Gordon) Eddie; greatnephews Michael (Kimberly) Puckett, Robert Puckett, Dan (Cindy) Ames, Douglas Ames, Andrew Phillips, Hugh (Wendy) Andrews, Jay Eddie and Kevin Eddie, Trevor (Kristen) Lyke, Derek Lyke, Graham (Debbie) Shearwood, Steven and Shane Shearwood; great-nieces Michelle (Gilbert) Nelson, Laura (Norman) Shoemaker, Lisa (Bill) Thibeault, Judy Ames, Janice (Tim) Manz, Kristen Eddie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a long list of dear friends. In 2002, the Puckett family was joyfully re-united with the Cey family of Saskatoon: Arthur (Sandra) Cey, Sharlene (Derek) Cotton, Richelle Cotton, Brian (Melody) Cey, Glen (Jennifer) Cey, Muriel Cey and Wanda Trippel, along with Norbert, Charles, Bernadette, Mary, Nadine, Joyce, Martin and families. Dan was predeceased by his daughter Lorna; nephews Gordon (Vera) Eddie and Jack Ames; niece Lucille (Jack) Ames; greatnieces Charlene (Perry) Lyke and Vanessa Eddie; grandparents Clark and Ethel; brothers Neil and Don; sisters Helen, Marjorie and Sarah; father-in-law and mother-in-law Andrew and Eleanor; brother-in-laws Hugh (Helen) Eddie, Jack (Marjorie) Munroe, Peter (Sarah) Hepworth and George (Lois) Podratz. Dan Puckett was a very kind, generous and caring man who will be sorely missed by the countless people whose lives he touched. His life was always an active one with his first passion being a love of the land and farming. He proudly joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served aboard the HMCS Lanark on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. After the war, he returned home to Davidson and began farming south of town. On December 29, 1947, Dan married Milan Storey of the Girvin district. Dan was a very talented mechanic and inventor, a trait which inspired others who saw his work. He loved the history of Saskatchewan and was an active collector and restorer of antiques, most particularly, the John Deere line of farm tractors. He also enjoyed hunting and target shooting with his nephew, Jim Puckett, and many hours spent with his good friend Darryl Yousie, a fellow antique firearms enthusiast. Dan belonged to several community clubs and proudly carried the Union Jack for the local Royal Canadian Legion #51 on every Remembrance Day parade since the end of the war. Dan was a friend to all and we will miss him driving his old Model "T " around town, with his dog, Shadow, in the "co-pilot's seat". The family wishes to thank all the visitors who saw Dan when he was sick, especially Michael and Kim. We know that Dad rests happily with God and with all those who made the journey before him. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Davidson United Church.
- Margaret (March 28, 1911 - December 26, 2013). Margaret passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Davidson Health Care Centre. She was predeceased by her husband Neil, and is survived by her sons Jim (Fay) and their daughters Lisa (Bill Thibodeau), Laura (Norman Shoemaker) and children Neil and Megan; Merritt; and Dwight (Lynne) and their sons Bob and Michael (Kimberley) and their daughter Haylie, and daughter Michelle (Gilbert Nelson) and their sons Trevor and Travis. Margaret was born in Strasbourg and attended school at Farrerdale School. Margaret and Neil were married in 1942 and farmed near Davidson, SK. She liked gardening, cooking, woodworking and excelled at sewing and needle crafts, making many handmade stuffed toys and dolls, afghans, quilts and clothing for her grandchildren. A lover of animals, there were numerous pet cats and dogs and she often spoke of her favourite horse ìJipî that she rode as a teenager. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends over a cup of tea and a good game of cribbage or hearts and was a daunting opponent at the scrabble board. Margaret's greatest joy was her family and she was very proud of the accomplishments of her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful care she received from the staff at the Davidson Health Centre. There will be a family gathering and celebration of her life at a later date.
- Neil Puckett of Davidson, SK, age 93 years, passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center on Sunday, May 2, 2004. Neil is survived by his loving family, wife, Margaret; sons, Jim (Fay) Merritt and Dwight (Lynn); grandchildren, Lisa (Bill) Thibodeau, Laura (Norman) Shoemaker, Robert Puckett, Michael (Kimberly) Puckett and Michelle (Gilbert) Nelson; greatgrandchildren, Neil and Megan Shoemaker and Trevor and Travis Nelson; brother, Neil (Milan) Puckett; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The Celebration of Neil's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment of cremains in the family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
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- Ian Leslie of Davidson Saskatchewan, age 48 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 27th 2008 at his farm near Davidson Saskatchewan. Ian is survived by his loving family: sister Charlotte (Chuck) Rivest, brother Jim Rands, sisters Fran (Dan) Miller and Roberta (Merv) Fonger, nieces and nephews: Christine Boucher, Catherine (Mario) Valee, Collette Rivest, Christopher Rivest, Stirling Millar (Jodi), Tamilyn (Devin) MacNevin, Errol Fonger, Charle, A.J. and Vanessa Boucher, Frankie and Jimmy Valee, Tucker MacNevin and all other family members. Ian was predeceased by his loving parents, Jean and Jack Rands. The Celebration of Ian's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 30th 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson Sask., with Reverend Diane Eurig officiating.
- Thomas "Jack" John, June 21, 1920 - October 14, 2000. Jack was predeceased by his wife Jean, of thirty five years. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children: Charlotte (Chuck) Rivest, Jim Rands, Fran (Dan) Miller, Roberta (Merv) Fonger & Ian Rands, seven grandchildren & five great grandchildren. Jack served his country from 1939 to 1945 with the South Sask. Regiment. He farmed and held several jobs in the community until his failing health in 1998 slowed him down. He tackled his illness as he did with all obstacles in his life: with courage and strength. He passed away in the evening of Saturday, October 14th, 2000. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 19th, 2000 at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Louise Robson officiating.
- Ian Leslie Rands of Davidson, Saskatchewan, age 48 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 27, 2008 at his farm near Davidson Saskatchewan. Ian is survived by his loving family: sister Charlotte (Chuck) Rivest, brother Jim Rands, sisters Fran (Dan) Miller and Roberta (Merv) Fonger, nieces and nephews: Christine Boucher, Catherine (Mario) Valee, Collette Rivest, Christopher Rivest, Stirling Millar (Jodi), Tamilyn (Devin) MacNevin, Errol Fonger, Charle, A.J. and Vanessa Boucher, Frankie and Jimmy Valee, Tucker MacNevin and all other family members. Ian was predeceased by his loving parents, Jean and Jack Rands. The Celebration of Ian's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 30th 2008 at 10:00 a.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson Sask., with Reverend Diane Eurig officiating.
- Colin Maurice (June 27, 1961 – December 1, 2014). Colin passed away suddenly on Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Davidson Health Centre. Colin was born in Davidson on June 27, 1961 to Norbert and Elaine Reich. He attended school in Girvin and Davidson, graduating from Davidson High School in 1979. Colin was actively involved in sports from a young age and enjoyed curling until his illness in 2006. Colin farmed the family farm from 1979-1998 and also worked off the farm in off-seasons at SEARS, Edwards Electric, Johnsson Electric and True Value Hardware. Colin rented out his farmland in 1998 and began working full-time as Caretaker at Davidson Elementary School until his illness in 2006. Colin had kept active during his illness taking care of his home and yard, both in town and at his farm. He took great pride in his work and his hard work shone through in all he did. Colin’s pride and joy were his wife, Brenda and his two daughters, Katelyn and Allie. He took every opportunity to spend time and travel with them. They were his main loves in life as he was ours. Colin is survived by his loving family, his wife, Brenda; his daughters Katelyn (Jordan) and Allie; his parents, Norbert and Elaine Reich; his siblings: Norlaine (Jim) McIvor, Gail (Dale Glines, Bev (Brian) Ziefflie, Kevin (Lorraine) Reich, Karen (Lindsay) Dieno; grandmother, Molly Reich; brothers-in-law, Rob (Norene) Edwards, Doug Edwards; sister-in-law, Gail (Lawrence) Prill; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Colin was predeceased by his grandfather, Valentine Reich; grandparents, Ralph Lund, Frances Lund and Edna Lund; his father and mother-in-law, Doug and Eunice Edwards; his sister-in-law, Colleen Reich. A Memorial Service to celebrate Colin’s life was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davidson on Monday, December 8, 2014.
- Cecil Erwin Rhodes of Saskatoon, Sask. (formerly of Davidson Sask.) age 94 passed away peacefully on Friday June 30th. 2006 at the Saskatoon city hospital. Cecil is survived by his loving family: daughters Carole Southam & Lois (Jack) Corbett; grandchildren, Janet Southam, Bob Southam (Carol Paulsono & Jim (Desiree) Southam; Great Granddaughter Claire Southam & Great Grandson Cory Southam; brothers Norman (Madeleine) Rhodes & Vernon Rhodes: sisters, Vera Castle & Marjorie Ague, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Cecil was predeceased by his parents Charles & Pearl Rhodes, his loving wife Irma, son-in-law Don Southam, sisters Evelyn, Florence & Gladys, brothers Richard, Wayne & Charlie, also special cousin Ed Cornish who also passed away on Friday June 30th. 2006. The celebration of Cecil's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday July 6th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask. with Worship Leader Clark Puckett Presiding. Internment family plot Davidson cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Norman. "Farmers never die - They just farm in the sky". It is with heavy hearts we regretfully announce the passing of Norman Rhodes on April 4, 2012. He passed away peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre with family at his side. Norman was born on May 29, 1913 in the farmhouse located in the Leeville District near Assiniboia. He is the third youngest of seven children. Norman is survived by his loving wife Madeleine and daughter Joanne (Vern) Schneider; two sons: Robert (Carol) Rhodes and Gary (Patricia) Rhodes; grandchildren: Lori (Rod) Watts; Vicki (Dwayne) Edel; Lisa (Andrew) Nelson; Kent (Vicki) Rhodes; Corrina (Brad) Riecken; Paulette (Kelly) Killoh; and Aaron (Bonnie) Rhodes.; great-grandchildren: Payton & Erica Watts; Jorja & Faith Edel; Owen & Coleman Nelson; Ryan & Jenna Rhodes; Kelsey, Cody & Colton Riecken; Aimee & Dylyne Killoh; Alex Rhodes & Tristen Harder; one sister Marjorie Ague as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his parents Charles and Pearl Rhodes; stepmother Mabel Rhodes; stepbrothers Richard, Wayne & Vernon Rhodes; sisters Florence Brinkworth, Gladys Bateman, Evelyn Rhodes, Vera Castle; his brother Cecil (Irma) Rhodes and great-grandson Nicholas Edel. In 1935, Norman, his brother Cecil and Ed Cornish purchased farmland and farmed together for 25 years in the Sprattsville District near Davidson. In July 1942 Norman married Madeleine Ashby of Bladworth and later that fall joined the R.C. Air Force. His training started at W.E.T.P. in Moose Jaw, then to Lachine, Que., St Thomas, Ont., and in 1943 was posted to Dafoe, SK as an aero-engine mechanic. He was discharged in 1945 and returned to the farm. In 1960 Norman purchased more land and went farming on his own. He was a dedicated farmer and loved every moment of it, never complaining about all the hard work or when hard times hit. He remained actively involved until the last few years. Norman and Madeleine enjoyed many winter holidays in Mesa with their friends. He loved his family dearly and those grandchildren stole his heart. Norman was an active member of the Canadian Legion until the time of his passing and never missed a Remembrance Day Service. He also was a lifetime member of the Oddfellows Lodge. Norman will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held in the Davidson United Church on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- George. With great sadness the family of George Riecken announces the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on May 6, 2007 at the age of 92 years at the Davidson Health Centre, with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Carol, and his five children Doug (Marnie), Donna (Doug), Karen (Gary), Cheryl, Gloria (Alex), his 11 grandchildren Jenny (Steve), Susi (Gaelen), Jim, Curtis (Jacquie), Sheri (Corry), Alison (Scott), Joanne (Troy), Tammy (Chet), Renee (Devin), Allan (Brittany), Brad (Mandy), and his 7 great grandchildren Benjamin, Sophie, Sam, Berlin, Ziyal, Yeats, & Jorja. A celebration of George's life will be held at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask. on Thursday, May 10th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- Jean Marion (nee Thomson). The Righetti family sadly announces the passing of mother and wife, Jean Marion Righetti on June 11th, 2009. She lived a long & happy 90 years. Jean was born October 7th, 1918 in her mother's homeland of England and raised in Scotland, her father's native land. She was an only child. Her family moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1929. Although from a well-off family in the U.K., the depression meant she had to quit school early and work with her father. She was able to take some art classes from the famous L.L. FitzGerald and has left the family with wonderful memories on canvas. Jean was very proud of having served her country. She joined the war services early in WW2 by collecting and sorting aluminum, doing bookwork and any other volunteer work they needed for the cause. In 1941 she joined the women's division of the RCAF & by 1942 was made Equipt. Section Officer, serving from 1944-46 in her homeland of England. There, after the war, she met the love of her life, Paul Righetti...and six months later they were wed. Their early days were spent farming (near Odessa, Sask) which was the beginning of many happy memories! When Paul started teaching, they moved to several small teacherages, then to Montmartre, Sask. and finally Davidson, where they've settled since 1967. Paul and Jean celebrated their 62nd anniversary last November. Jean loved all her Davidson friends dearly and has seen, to her sorrow, many pass before her. She was active in the Legion Auxilliary and the CWL and instructed in 4H. Her activities included painting, square-dancing, curling, golf, bowling, gardening & making people smile. After retiring, Paul and Jean travelled to many spots in Canada, and even the U.K to visit son Bryan (grandchildren Gina and Kyle), many trips to Arizona to visit their eldest daughter Pamela (Freddie), to Winnipeg to see daughters Paulette (Robert and grandchild Adam), Jeanette (Jim and grandchild Paul). Christine the youngest, as you know has been the heart of the family these past years helping out both parents plus so much more. Jean is survived by her husband, Paul; her five children; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. We thank the staff of the Davidson Health Centre and Dr. Lang for the loving care they gave her, particularly in her final hours. And we thank the ladies of the CWL who frequently visited Jean & included her even after her many strokes stopped her from attending activities. She was a marvelously giving, loving woman and we grieve her passing...but in our hearts we will carry her beautiful smile that will forever light the earth. Services will be held in Davidson at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday afternoon, 2:30 P.M., June 18th, 2009. Celebrant Fr. Joseph Gyim Austin. Thank you to Hanson's Funeral Home for their patience & guidance.
- Paul Adam, WWII Vet RCAF, retired school principal, May 25, 1922-April 9, 2011. The Righetti family sadly announces the passing of their father Paul on April 9, 2011. He was born May 25, 1922 in Odessa, Sask., the second youngest of a large family. After a few years of farming, then teaching at several “one room schoolhouses”, Paul and his bride moved to the small town of Montmartre, Sask. in the early 50s and then to Davidson, Sask. in 1967. Paul experienced a lot during his lifetime and was in turn, a farmer, a war veteran and a teacher. He applied the same hard work and devotion to all those tasks as he did to raising his family. He will be most remembered for his love of teaching and for the many hours he spent decorating, entertaining and bringing smiles to the faces of not only his own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but to any child who was fortunate enough to experience his joy. Paul’s beloved wife Jean passed away two years ago – they were married 63 years. Paul will be greatly missed by his five children: Bryan, Pamela, Jeanette, Paulette and Christine and his many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lang and the terrific staff at the Davidson Health Centre for helping to make Dad’s last days so peaceful. Also, our sincere thanks to the many folks who checked in on Dad when he was living at home and helped him live out his last days in the place he wanted to be. It was our father’s wish that his obituary be brief, however, please join us for our Celebration of His Life which will follow his funeral on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at the Davidson Catholic Church and Hall.
- Roger. It is with sadness that the family of Roger Rogers of Davidson, SK, announce that he passed away at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre, Davidson, SK, on Friday, February 14, 2014 after a short illness at the age of 97 years. The celebration of Roger's Life Funeral Service will be held at the Davidson United Church on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Amelia "Amy" (November 15, 1915 - August 21, 2012). Amy Rowe passed away peacefully with family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Alexander Rowe in 1999. She will be lovingly remembered by her 6 children, Allan (Aldona), Robert (Helen), Marlene (John), Ken (Jamie), Stan (Mariette), Donald (Kelly), 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She is survived by one brother Alfred Stulberg and one sister-in-law Jean Stulberg. She was predeceased by her brothers Martin, Gus, John, Ed, and her sister Olga Smith. Amy was born at Mankota, moved to the Davidson area where she met and married Edward Rowe in 1938. They farmed in the Davidson area until retiring to town and in 2006 Amy moved to Saskatoon to be closer to her family. She spent the last two years at Oliver Lodge. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff at Oliver Lodge for the wonderful care Amy received. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 25 at the Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Davidson, SK.
- Beatrice Eileen (nee Currie) 1927 – 2011. Sadly we announce the passing of Eileen on June 26, 2011 at the age of 83 at the Davidson Health Centre. Eileen was raised in a farming community near Morden, Man. She attended Orangehill and Thornhill schools. Eileen completed her Licensed Practical Nursing in Winnipeg. In 1951, Eileen moved to Davidson to work in the hospital. Here she met her husband Grant and shared 59 years of marriage. Eileen enjoyed knitting, baking, playing cards and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to have a good laugh with friends and neighbours and will be remembered as being a generous and caring lady who will be dearly missed. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Grant; daughters, Marilyn (Terry), Cheryl (Kent); grandchildren, Calli, Kenley, Dillon, Raylene and Jordan; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; sisters, Lenore (Bill), Ruth (Gary); brother, Dick (Myrlene); sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Kathleen; and brother-in-law, Calvin. Eileen was predeceased by her parents, John and Maude Currie and her brother, Don.
Friends so wishing may make donations to the Davidson Health Centre or the charity of your choice. The Celebration of Eileen’s life took place at Davidson United Church on June 29, 2011 with Rev. Diane Eurig, Celebrant. Interment followed at Davidson Cemetery.
- Calvin Harding Russell (1928 - 2014) of Davidson, Sask. passed away peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre on June 1, 2014 at the age of 85. Calvin is survived by his brother Grant; sister Kathleen Loseth; nephew Rick (Jan) Loseth; nieces Lori (Rick) Frank, Cheryl (Kent) Frank, Marilyn (Terry) Barros; as well as many great-nieces and nephews. Calvin was predeceased by his parents, sister-in-law Eileen Russell and brother-in-law Victor Loseth. The Celebration of Calvinís Life will take place Friday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
- Palmer Warren Russell. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Warren on November 18, 2009 at the age of 56. Warren was born May 1, 1953 in Davidson, SK. He was predeceased by his father, Merrill; grandparents, Lew and Alice Palmer and Roy and Edith Shields. Warren is survived by his son, Scott (Heather) and grandchildren, Cody, Victoria, Tyler and Elizabeth; daughter, Jolene (Shane Hunter); mother, Fern; sister, Donna (Perry Harbicht); brothers, Dwight, Neil (Sharon) and Carl; nieces, Lisa and Tracy Harbicht; nephews, Mike (Kelly), Chris (Ronnel), Don, Tim (Crystal), Travis, Keith, Kevin and Kyle. Warren worked as a grain buyer with Sask. Wheat Pool until his retirement when he moved to Regina. He began his career in Davidson and then moved to Aylesbury. He later worked in Duff, Hanley, Neudorf and finally Melville. Funeral Service will be held at the Bladworth Community Hall on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating.
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- William Banks "Bill" of Davidson Sask. age 96 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 23, 2009, at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre in Davidson Sask. Bill is survived by his loving family: wife Joyce, sons; Tom (Janice) Sampson, and Bert Sampson and daughter Margaret (Stu) Wade. Grandchildren: Richelle (Len) Palmer and children Macy and Mason, Laureena (John) Kipps and child Ethan, Johanna (Chris) Drake, Larissa Sampson (Brad McLaren), Steven Sampson, Janell (Mike) Lecuyer and children Cody, Kyle and Lisa, and Dusti Wade. Bill is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson Sask, with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in the family plot at the Davidson Cemetery, Davidson Sask.
- Katherine (nee Sekulich). It is with great sadness, but with loving memories, we announce the passing of our mother Katie on Sat. November 20, 2010 at the age of 92 at the Davidson Health Centre. Katie was born on November 3, 1918 in the Briggs district near Bladworth SK. Katie was predeceased by her husband, Peter Sr.; infant son Robert; parents Dan and Antonia Sekulich; grandson Adam Palmer; son-in-law Larry Palmer; brothers Matt and Stan, and sister Rose. Katie will be missed by her loving family Sylvia Palmer (Cal Sutor); Betty (Rick) Smith, Peter Jr. (Carol) Sarich; Pat (Carol) Sarich; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Katie is survived by her brother John (Katie); sisters Helen, Maizie, Vi and sister-in-law Joan. Katie was very devoted to her family and had a very strong faith in God. A Vigil of Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 25, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 26, 2010 with Rev. Father Joseph GyimAustin presiding. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK.
- Peter Sr. of Davidson, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at age 88. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Katie (nee Sekulich) Sarich; four children, Sylvia Palmer (Cal), Betty Smith (Rick), Peter Sarich Jr. (Carol), and Patrick Sarich (Carol); 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and all other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his infant son, Bobby Allen; parents, John and Palona. Peter was born and raised on the farm east of Hanley, SK, where he attended Crescent View School. He lived and farmed in the Bladworth area for many years. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Peter's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Both services held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK. Rev. Fathers Francis Geraldo and Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Warren Walter of Eston, Sask. (formerly of Outlook and Kenaston Dist. Sask.) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1st, 2007 at his residence in Eston, Sask. Warren is survived by his loving family: brothers, Henry & Howard (Iris) & sister-in-law Hanna Scherlie also Sherry Wood and her four daughters Jordan, Alisa, Jasmyn and Amanda, numerous nieces and nephews. Warren was predeceased by his parents Edgar & Sarah Scherlie, brothers: Gene & Robert: sisters, Helen (Alfred) Finch, Hazel Scherlie and Norma (Sterling) Hubbs. The celebration of Warrens Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 5th, 2007 at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Davidson Sask. with Presider Clark Puckett officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Leah (nee Demeester), of Davidson, Sask. age 89 years passed away peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2003, at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Leah is survived by her loving family: sons Don (Gisele) & Milton (Sandra): grandchildren, Jason & son Dallas; Tami (Dave) Boggis; Jurgen Kaasa & family Emily & Julie Anne; Dagmar (Gale) White & family, Graem & Paula; Alison (Tom) Douglas & family Quinn, Austin & Riley; Clayton (Tricia) & family Jacob & Ethan. Brother Odiel Demeester, two sister's-in-law Helen Manz & Mary Schilling, also several nieces, nephews, & other family members. Leah was predeceased by her loving husband Jacob, in 1992. The Vigil of prayers will be on Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 at 7:30p.m. The celebration of Leah's life Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 16th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Both from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating, Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
- Annie (nee Gust) of Davidson, Sask., age 81 years passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2006 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center Davidson Sask. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Sam & Martha Gust, her first husband Theadore Schmiedge, son Kenneth Schmiedge, her second husband Harold Ed Ulmer; brothers Bill & Harvey Gust; sisters-in-law Kay Gust, Erma Ulmer & Anne Schmiedge; brothers-in-law Harold Schmiedge, Lorne Frier & Art Schmiedge. Annie is survived by her loving family: sons Donald (Nola) & Gary (Lana); daughter-in-law Vonne (Everett) & family Kaden, Erik, Ian and Quin, grandchildren: Trent, Chad (Kris) Jason (Kari), Lauren (Scott & Bryan; great grandchildren; Dawson, Makenna, Kaylen & Ben; brother Bob (Nina) Gust; sister Jean (Herb) Schmiedge; brother-in-law Rudy Schmiedge; sisters-in-law Hilda Frier, Helen Gust & Emma (Art) Shaw; also numerous nieces, nephews, sisters & brothers-in-law Fred (Hazel) Ulmer, Art (Edna) Ulmer, Harry (Louise) Ulmer & Agnes (Bob) McIntosh & their families. The Celebration of Annie's life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 20th, 2006 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Margaret Propp (Lutheran) officiating. Internment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Rudolf "Rudy". Our loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully on May 14, 2008 in the Davidson Health Center, Davidson, SK at the age of 94 years. Rudy was born December 5, 1913 on his father's homestead 13 miles east of Davidson, SK. Oldest son of the seven children of Adolph and Roselinde, he started his education in a one room school several miles away when his 2 younger brothers were old enough to go too. Farming was his life but his family was very active in the Lutheran church. He attended confirmation classes in Young, SK. before the Lutheran church was established in Davidson. Rudy traveled during the winters when he was a young man always returning to the farm for the growing season. In 1951 he married Anne Sedmak from Kenaston, SK and moved to a house in Davidson. While Rudy and Anne raised their family Ron, Gail & Vicki Rudy farmed in 3 different locations east of Davidson and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He sang in the Lutheran church choir and was church treasurer for 19 years. Anne passed away in 1975. Rudy sold his land and retired in 1977 but kept busy farming until 1992. During his retirement Rudy watched his children marry and he became a special and much loved Grandpa to Ryan, Adam, Michael, Roni, Virginia, Paul and Anne. He traveled the world extensively visiting countries on 6 continents. The Davidson Health Center became his home in 1993 and although his traveling days were over Rudy continued to enjoy activities there and visiting with family and friends. Rudy's Funeral service is at 11 AM Wednesday May 21, 2008 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Davidson SK with Pastor Margaret Propp officiating.
- Joseph Philip Schmit was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan in 1929 to area pioneers Albert and Frances Schmit. He, and brothers Bob, Bill, Jim, Doug and sister Doris, grew up on the farm north of Davidson, attending Davidson School. At age 19, he went to Edmonton where his parents expected he would attend a welding course. But Joe, a man of his own mind, instead cashed in his tuition and returned to Davidson with his private pilots licence. He continued to follow this passion, purchasing his first airplane in 1951 and received his commercial pilot licence in 1954. Joe, once back in Davidson, farmed with his father and brothers, spending the weekends barnstorming in his piper cruiser, sometimes accompanied by a young nurse Betty Wisse from Hughton who had recently moved to Davidson to nurse at the hospital. Joe and Betty married in 1955 and had six children: Pat, Val, Kim, Doug, Gary (deceased), and Tom. A man of diverse interests and talents, in addition to being a pioneer in the agricultural aviation industry, having bought the first agricultural aircraft in Saskatchewan, and farming, Joe also became a professional photographer. He combined flying and farming into a successful business which spanned four decades, and continued to fly into his seventies. In later years Joe and Betty purchased a home in Palm Springs, California where they spent their winters, dividing their time between their two homes. Joe is survived by his wife Betty, children Pat Schmit (Brad), Val Arend (Randy), Kim Schmit, Doug Schmit (Joy), Tom Schmit (Beverly), Grandchildren Matt, Jessica, Josh, Jordan, Devin, Justin, Eric, Conner, Jillian, Caroline, and Nolan and Great Grandson Gavin. He is also survived by brothers Bob (Berne) and Doug (Inez). The Celebration of Joseph's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, 2006 at 11:00 am from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo celebrant. Internment to follow at a later date.
- Wyatt James, February 26, 1982 - February 14, 2001. It is with a broken heart that we announce the passing of our wonderful son and brother, Wyatt James Schneider. Wyatt passed away February 14, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital with his family and friends by his side. Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Jack and Marie, Brother Jesse and Jennifer (sister-in-law), and Brother Clayton and Danielle (sister-in-law). He will be missed and always remembered by his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Wyatt was born February 26, 1982 in Davidson Union Hospital and attended Davidson School. From a very young age Wyatt developed a competitive spirit which was evident in his love of pitching baseball, snowmobiling, and snowboarding. He also thoroughly enjoyed fishing and hunting with his cousins. After Graduation from Davidson High School his love for baseball directed him to Lethbridge Community College where he was enrolled in Business Administration and Prairie Dog Baseball Academy. Wyatt was known and will be remembered for his wit, humor and loyalty. His love for family and friends was second to none and his strong and loving spirit will continue in our hearts and remembered forever. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors and Staff at the Regina General Hospital (SICU) for the special care, support and compassion they provided for Wyatt. Wyatt's life celebration will begin with prayers on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Funeral mass Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m., taking place at the Davidson Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
- Catherine Mary Ann (nee McCuish) of Davidson Sask., age 89 passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 10th 2001 at the Davidson Health Care Center. Catherine is survived by her loving family: sister Jean Wilson, children: Nina (Bob) Gust: Allan (Joyce) Schulz: Wilma (Ron) Armstrong: Ron (Bea) Schulz: Joyce (Andy) Gillespie & Morris (Lynn) Schulz: 21 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Catherine was predeceased by her parents John & Jeanne McCuish: husband Carl Schulz, brother Huistan Schulz. The Celebration of Catherine's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday January 13th 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church Davidson Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Cremation with interment of cremains in the family plot.
- Elaine Lynette (nee Johnson) Scott passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at the age of 74 years in the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Elaine is survived by her loving family: husband Dale; Gavin Scott & Sharon Hanley: daughters Karen Scott & Lonny Holmes & Family, Crozier & Evyn: Janis Scott & Grant Lindsay & Family, Adam & Griffin: also brother & sisters; Vivian & Bill Reed; Melba & Lorne Danielson & Brace & Nancy Johnson, aunt and uncle Oscar and Lvina Sjovold. Also several nieces, nephews & other family members. Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Alton & Florence Johnson; sister Linda Johnson; brothers & sisters-in-law; Gordon & Elsie Scott; Margaret & Lloyd MacPherson. The celebration of Elaine's life funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm from the Davidson Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Audrey (nee Spence) of Saskatoon, SK. (formerly of Davidson, SK), aged 81 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Audrey was born September 16, 1924 in Webb, SK to James & Arvilla Spence. Being the oldest of 6 she was responsible for a lot of the household chores and tending to her siblings. Audrey moved to Davidson after finishing Business College in Regina and was employed at the local Drugstore. On October 27, 1947 Audrey married Jack Sekulich. Audrey was very active in all aspects of Davidson Community Life. She was a big part of the Davidson Ballet Guild, spending many hours sewing costumes and helping to plan recitals. She was also very active in the Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's League. Audrey made many lifelong friends in Davidson. Jack and Audrey enjoyed 20 years of winters in Indio, California. Audrey thoroughly enjoyed their years in Indio where she was very active and made many special friends. In 1994 Jack and Audrey moved to a condominium in Saskatoon. They moved from the condo across the street to the Primrose Chateau in 1996. Audrey continued enjoying life at the Primrose until April 2006 when her health started to decline. She then moved to Simona's Private Care Home where she received exceptional care until she had to go to the hospital. Audrey is predeceased by her husband, Jack Sekulich; her son Bill Sekulich; her parents James & Arvilla Spence, her brother, Dennis Spence; Mother & Father-in-law, Matte & Eva Sekulich, her sisters-in-law Millee Sekulich, Anne Sekulich, Mary Lehman, Margaret Sekulich, Ardeth Sekulich, Isabelle Sekulich; her brothers-in-law Mark, Tony, Steve, Frank, Rocky, Louis, Barney Sekulich, Phil Lehman & Frank Gibney. Audrey is survived by her loving children Joanne (Albert) Hoffmann, Pat (Linda) Sekulich, Shelley (Steve) Meredith, and Anne Marie (Myles) Dezotell, sister Vivian (Bob) Nelson & brothers George (Anne) Spence, Gordon (Yvette) Spence, Gerry (Bev) Spence; grandchildren Brad (Sarah), Blair (Pam) Hoffmann, Alison (Rob) Kraft, Rod (Mardi), Steven, Melissa, Dana, Chad Sekulich, Nolan, Jordon Dezotell. The latest joys to her life, her Great Grandchildren Avery, Teah, Faith Hoffmann, Connor, Reese Kraft, Orlando Sekulich. She also leaves her sisters-in-law Kay Gibney, Kathleen Sekulich, Pat Martin and many nieces, nephews and their families. Audrey's life will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Parish in Davidson, SK on May 12, 2006 at 11:00 am and Prayers May 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm. Interment will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetary in Kenaston, SK.
- William Eric, age 73, passed away suddenly on December 18, 2004. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence; and sisters, Betty, Peggy, Jean, and Ethel; and his brother, Stuart. He is survived by his loving partner, Donna Hogarth and her family, daughters, Beth (Joel) of Edmonton and Gilda (Don) of Burnaby. He also leaves to mourn his grandsons, Matthew and Joshua of Edmonton; sister, Marion of Calgary; and brother; Jack of Parkside. Bill was born and raised in Davidson and has lived in Saskatchewan for most of his life. He was employed at Federated Cooperatives for many years and touched many lives up until his retirement in 1988. Bill had many loves including horses and leather work, he was a very talented and creative woodworker and house builder. He restored antique cars and was passionate about his latest hobby, building and flying model airplanes. Bill and Donna were active bridge players and enjoyed traveling in the motor home. Those that knew him were always amazed by the knowledge he possessed and his many talents. Bill will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family, and many friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel.
- Dorothy Irene (nee Botterill) Stulberg, of Providence Place, Moose Jaw, passed away March 24, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Irene was born in Moose Jaw, spent the majority of her teen years in the Bengough area where she met and married George T. Sherlock. They moved to the Davidson Area in 1946. Irene actively participated in the farming duties as well as working outside the home. She was previously employed by Canada Post, Midway Store of Davidson and as the Administrator of Prairie View Lodge in Davidson for 25 years. She and her second husband, John Stulberg, retired in Moose Jaw in 1999. Irene was predeceased by husband George Sherlock, John Stulberg, brothers, William and James Botterill and brother in law, Albert Sherlock. Survived by son, Wayne (Eileen), daughter Lynn (Paul) Brackstone, one granddaughter, Meredith, one great granddaughter, sisters-in-law, Peggy Botterill, Fay Botterill, Lawaine Sherlock, numerous nieces and nephews, and Stulberg family members. Funeral Services will be held at the Davidson United Church on Friday April 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
- Michael Bernard Shymko passed away at the Davidson Health Centre on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 88. Mike was born on January 26, 1926 on the homestead two miles west of Cudworth, Sask. He was the sole survivor and youngest of 11 children born to Karl and Katherine Shymko. His brothers and sisters were John, Annie, Adolph, Bertha, Louis, Lillian, Pete, Ella, Helen #1 and Helen #2. In 1928 the Shymko family moved to a farm eight miles NW of Bladworth, Sask. In 1940 they settled 10 miles north of Davidson, Sask. Mike attended Silver Lake School and farmed all his life. He retired from farming in 1995 and sold the land to Larry and Judi Packet. Mike had a talent for gardening and landscaping. In 1942 he planted 8,000 shelter belt trees by hand. In later years he planted thousands more with a tree planter. He also helped to build, renovate and paint many farm buildings. Mike and his brothers Louis and Pete moved to Davidson in 1976, but continued to farm from town. Mike was a great gardener and soon won The Town of
Davidson “Most Beautiful Yard Award” for a number of years including four years in a row. It was common to see family and friends helping Mike in his yard and garden. The last few years Mike managed to maintain this virtually on his own. He generously shared his harvest bounty with many local families. Mike was a great entertainer and loved company. When the Shymko brothers built a chicken coop on the farm, Mike asked that an extra 15 feet be added to the building to be used for entertaining. He called it “The Purple Party Shack”. It was complete with finished interior walls, power, record player, eight track player and couches and chairs. Over the years Mike also entertained his guests playing guitar and singing along to Country and Western music, as there was no other kind. Mike described his brother Louis as the cattleman, his brother Pete as the horseman and he described himself as the Playboy. He was well known for organizing family barbecues on his patio, singing his favourite song Muletrain and always having Sunday beverages.
Mike was a great collector. His largest collection was salt and pepper shakers. They were displayed on custom-made shelves, behind glass to avoid frequent dusting. He also collected spoons, hats, coins, Avon cologne bottles, beer steins and many other items. Mike was also an avid Franklin mint collector of plates. Many of these plates were displayed at the fellowship following Mike’s funeral mass. It was his request that everyone take a plate home in memory of him. Mike also enjoyed auctions. His most famous acquisition was a 1952 Ford half ton known as Old Purple and presently is being restored. He also did a little travelling, often referring to Vegas as the trip of his lifetime. Mike took great pride in his accomplishments, his truck, his collectibles, yard, garden and his pictures. He spent many hours organizing a wall of fame of family photos with each family having their own section. After many years, Marian convinced Mike to share his pictures so she could make him a video slide show that he could watch on TV. Whenever we took pictures of Mike he would say “let me see” and then he would say “that’s pretty good, take another one”. Recently Marian and Debbie teamed up to organize his pictures and added his favourite music to the video. Mike was able to watch this video in the comfort of his home. He was very proud of all he had accomplished in his life and thought it was the greatest thing ever.
Over the years Mike also enjoyed dancing, fishing, Bingo, VLTs and most of all coffee time with friends. He was well known for his daily coffee routine of going to Keeper’s Restaurant at 11:00 a.m. after watching his favourite TV show “The Price is Right”. Mike was able to remain at home, spending the last two weeks in hospital after falling and breaking his hip. He remained a source of strength and determination that carried us all during his courageous battle with lung cancer. Mike was a very loving and generous man. He took great pride in what he had accomplished in his lifetime. He shared his life with us, through his pictures, entertaining, telling stories and giving generously to those in need. He was a step-dad, grandpa, uncle and good friend to many. Most of all and with great pride and tears, we would like to tell you a job well done Uncle Mike! Rest in Peace in your heavenly garden and Purple Party Shack. Your lifetime of memories will always be in our hearts. We love you and miss you. Mike will be greatly missed by very special nieces, nephews, friends and his companion of 40 years, Agnes Sarich. He was honoured to be a step-dad and grandpa to her children and their extended families. Mike was predeceased by his parents Karl and Katherine Shymko and his brothers and sisters, John (1982), Annie (1977), Adolph (1995), Bertha (2010), Louis (1981), Lillian (1967), Pete (1991), Ella (2001), Helen #1 (1919) and Helen #2 (1988). The Vigil of Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 presided by Larry Packet. The funeral Mass was held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 celebrated by Rev. Father Joseph Gym-Austin. Both services were held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Interment will be held at a later date in the family plot, Davidson Cemetery.
- Annie Grace (nee White). Tuesday, February 4, 2003 Annie Grace late of the Davidson Health Centre passed away at the age of 96 years and 8 months. Husband Dave in 1981; her parents Levi and Beatrice; brother Ken and sister Margaret predecease Grace. Her son Bill and daughter-in-law Irene, 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as brothers Gerald and Orville, and sisters Mary and Florence survive Grace. We ask that friends and family join us in a celebration of Grace's 96 years at 2:00 pm on Feb. 7, 2003. Reverend Nobuko Iwai will officiate. Private family interment to follow.
- Joseph Edward, October 21, 1992 - September 5, 2003. With sad hearts, we announce the death of our husband, father, and grandfather. Joe passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Davidson Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe is survived by his wife, Violet; daughters: Linda (Lynn) Sentz, Davidson; Shirley Brown, Simpson; Connie (Dave) Dulle, Medicine Hat, AB; son: Jim (Donna), Davidson; grandchildren; Dale (Holly) Sentz, Regina; Lonnie Sentz, Lloydminster; Stacey Siroski, Outlook; Brett Siroski, Davidson; Shayla (Chris) MacDonald, Medicine Hat, AB; Kyla Dulle (Nick Gauthier), Medicine Hat, AB; great-grandchildren: Dreyton & Brody MacDonald, Medicine Hat, AB; sister & brothers: Henry (Maizie) Siroski, Davidson, Frances (Louis) Masich, Kenaston; Peter (Violet) Siroski, Kenaston; sisters-in-law: Anna Sorotski, Saskatoon and Rita Siroski, Davidson. Prayer Service will be Monday, September 8, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Phong Pham & Fr. Steve Ripplinger officiating. Both services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson, SK. Special thanks to Dr. L. Perold and the staff of the Davidson Health Centre for the care & compassion shown to Joe during his illness. Interment will take place at the Davidson Cemetery.
- Janet. The Family of Janet Sjoberg is saddened to announce the passing of our mother and grandmother on November 28, 2007. Janet was born May 8, 1918 and was predeceased by her husband Sid in 1996 and her son Ronnie in 1968. She is survived by her daughter Cathy (Jerome) Obrigewitsch, grandchildren Raeanne (Patrick) Kurtz and Danny (Lorissa) Obrigewitsch, greatgrandson Darien Kurtz, daughter-in-law Bev and numerous family members, nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on December 10, 2007 at the Davidson United Church at 2:00 p.m.
- John Donald Joseph, of Weyburn, Sk., formerly of Davidson, passed away on March 14 at Hill Top Manor in Weyburn at the age of 87 years. Don was predeceased by his wife Olga (Ollie) in 1991, his parents Julia and J.C. Smith, brothers Robert and Vern, and brothers and sisters-in-law Martin Stulberg, Bernice (Bunny) Stulberg, Eddie Rowe, Rose Reid, and Gus and Vi Stulberg. Don is survived by his daughter Renee Parsons and her husband Jim of Weyburn, and their daughters Stacey (Ian) of Kananaskis, AB. and Sydney (Jamie) of Canmore, AB.; brother Scotty and his wife Erma of Saskatoon, and sisters and brothers-in-law Joyce Smith of Saskatoon, Amy Rowe and Alf and Dorothy Stulberg of Davidson, Ed and Jean Stulberg and Charles Reid of Regina, and John and Irene Stulberg of Moose Jaw, as well as many nieces and nephews. Don was born in Rosetown in 1913, moved with his family to Girvin in 1917 and then to Davidson in 1927. In 1935, Don joined the staff of the Davidson Coop, where he worked for 42 years. Don married Olga Stulberg in 1941. He was a dedicated and active member of Davidson Sacred Heart Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He served on various committees and was the "caller" for the Knights bingos for many years. Sports were an important part of Don's life: taking part during his active years and as a spectator in later years. Hockey was a favourite winter sport for Don and his brothers, and was replaced with softball in the summer. Other sports enjoyed over the years were curling, hunting, and of course, his favourite, golf. Don also enjoyed working in his garden and especially growing gladiolus. In June of 1999, Don moved to Hill Top Manor, a personal care home in Weyburn. Although he missed his friends and relatives in Davidson, he settled into his new "home" and enjoyed being close to family and making many new friends at Hill Top. Don was a "gentle man" and a "gentleman" and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers will be held on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Davidson. The funeral celebration will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Phong Pham presiding.
- Joyce (nee Kent) Smith. It is with great sadness that the family of Joyce Smith of Davidson, SK. announce her passing. Joyce was born on Glenview Farm in Radisson, SK. to W. W. (Wall) and Louisa Kent on January 26, 1922 and grew up on the family farm. She received her education at Hopewell and Radisson High Schools, and attended Success Business College. Playing sports, especially softball, getting teased by her brothers and working on the farm was how she spent her formative years. She started work at Speers Seed House in Saskatoon and then on to Davidson where she worked for the Co-op. Here she met her husband Vernon Smith and on January 27, 1945 they were married in Saskatoon and later raised two sons, Greg and Rick. While raising her family, Joyce split her time between working at the post office and the Co-op where she retired in 1975. Between Joyce and Snook they renovated an old farm house and lived in that home that still stands in Davidson. She enjoyed golfing, curling, entertaining family and friends, singing and trailoring to Saskatchewan Parks and other campsites with Snook. She served one term on Davidson town council where she learned you can't please everyone with your decisions, so you may as well please yourself. Joyce and Vern after a few years of retirement, sold their house in Davidson and moved to senior's apartments in Sutherland (Saskatoon). A few years following Vern's passing, Joyce moved to Swift Current to another senior's assisted living complex and then on to the Mennonite Nursing Home in Rosthern, SK., where she was well looked after until her passing on July 16, 2011. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all Joyce's care givers and the home for the caring treatment they gave to her in the last years and days of her life. Joyce was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Vern, her parents Lou and Wall Kent, sisters Pauline Adlam, and Lydia Baldwin, brothers Don, Bill and Tom Kent and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law, and a niece Cheryl Gray and nephew Kent Maxwell. Left to mourn her loss and celebrate her life are sons, Greg (Nadia) Smith of Swift Current, SK., Rick (Betty) Smith of Waldheim; granddaughters and great-grandchildren, Jaclyn (Brian) Heinrichs (Emma Kate and Claire) of Waldheim, Kate (Eldon) Chillog (Piper and Roan) of Lloydminster, AB and Cari Smith of Waldheim; and sister, Jean Sadler of Saskatoon. Also left to celebrate her life are numerous nieces, nephews and their families, great-nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and of course good friends. Graveside service for Joyce, Monday, July 25, 2011, at the family plot in the Davidson Cemetery.
- Kenneth Edward. On the drizzly evening of September 6, 2010 our world was drastically altered by the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Kenneth Edward Smith. Ken was born on May 23, 1936 at Davidson, Sask., the third child of George and Vera (Bender) Smith. He was welcomed by older siblings Lloyd and Shirley. Tragedy struck when George was killed in 1940 before the arrival of younger sister Sharon. Raised at Loreburn, he attended Cherry Grove and Bright Schools. On December 28, 1959 Ken married Glenys Lockwood of Davidson. They started farming northeast of Davidson which was home to their children Marlis, Clinton and Blaine. Family was the most important thing in his life. The arrival of the grandchildren was the icing on the cake. Many times “Smithy” was at the neighbours helping fix or build something. A card or curling game was always welcome. He was a quiet man with dignity and a strength admired by many. Farming was so deeply ingrained in his soul less than two weeks before his death he was doing what he loved, working on the farm. Recently when asked why he went to the farm each day his reply was “because I love it”. Ken is survived by his wife of 51 years Glenys; children Marlis and Louis Duff, Clinton and Linda Smith and Blaine and Cheryl Smith; grandchildren Rychel and Reece Smith, Parker and Sydney Smith and Kenneth Duff. Ken is also remembered by brother Lloyd and Cecile Smith and sisters Shirley and Terry Brush and Sharon Wilkins and partner Oran Reiman; as well as in-laws John and Elva Lockwood, Bob Lockwood and Jill and Dennis Knaus. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also hold the memory of Ken dear. Preceding Ken are his parents George and Vera Smith and in-laws Eugene and Reta Lockwood. The celebration of Ken’s life was held in the Davidson United Church on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. The guest registers were attended by Valerie Lockwood and Marilyn Willner. Guests were ushered by Michael Beckie and Ron Morrison. Joyce Ray played many beautiful piano selections as well as providing accompaniment to soloist Karen Reich.
Memories of Dad and Grandpa were compiled by his children and grandchildren and were presented by Ken’s eldest son Clinton. Many a memory was recalled by the power point presentation. May Barr, long-time friend, recalled “Memories of a Dear Friend”. Close friends acted as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Al Barr, Frank Dietz, Peter Farden, Roy Kenny, Hugh Rowe, Bob Saunders, Lynn Sentz, Dennis Soggie, Greg Thompson, Glen Vollmer, Ross Vollmer and Lorne Willner. Active Pallbearer was Gerald Kenny.
- Pearl Kathleen (nee Bygrave) passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at the age of 87. She will be lovingly remembered by Gordon, her husband of 58 years; sons Don (Darlene) and Brad, daughter Nancy (Dave) Nowosad, seven grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Ella Bygrave, brother Don, sister Gwen and her niece Yvonne. Pearl was born on June 15, 1923 in Rosetown, SK, moving with her parents and siblings first to Gallivan, then to Davidson. As a young girl, she was involved in track and field, figure skating, tap dancing and music. She trained as a stenographer, and worked in Davidson at the Town and Municipal Offices, and later the Ag Rep Office, where she met Gordon. They were married on July 2, 1952. Gordon's career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool resulted in moves to Craik, Elrose, Ogema and finally to Regina where they have resided since 1975. Pearl devoted most of her time to the family, but she was also always active in the church where she sang in the choir, played the organ and piano, taught Sunday School and was a member of the UCW. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 65 years and held several offices, including Worthy Matron and Organist. Music was always an important part of Pearl's life, and in her 60's she decided to return to piano lessons, continuing to play the piano regularly until three years ago when her health declined rapidly. In the summer of 2004 she and Gordon moved into the Broadway Terrace, where they were able to enjoy three and a half years together until Pearl's health made it necessary for her to move to Sunset Extendicare. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. David Eskdale officiating. Interment to follow in Davidson Cemetery. The family extends their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Sunset for Pearl's excellent care over the past two and a half years, and especially for their support and compassion during her final days.
- Margaret "Ruth" passed away on February 3, 2005 at the Drumheller Health Centre. Ruth was born April 23, 1922 in Davidson, Sask. She settled in Drumheller in 1951 with her husband Frank. Ruth was very involved with her music and oil painting. For many years she enjoyed playing the organ for the Ladies of the Eastern Star, the Senior Citizen Home, plus filling in for any church needing an organist. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Sarah & Alex, brothers, Jack, Billy, sister Thelma. Ruth is survived by her loving husband Frank, daughters, Margaret (Pat) Schaffer, Patricia Rovere (Allan Brunsdale), Barbara Soper (Dave Sainsbury), son, Gary (Darlene) Soper, sister Eleanor Roszell, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Ruth were held Monday February 7, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. from the Knox United Church with Rev. Jan Stevenson officiating.
- Donna Rebecca (nee McJannet) December 2, 1956 – June 16, 2012. After a lengthy struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Donna passed away peacefully on the morning of June 16. She is predeceased by her parents Helen (nee Bryan) and John R. McJannet and father-in-law Sam Spilchak. She is survived by her husband John; children Tanya and Jason; beloved dog Patra; and many close friends. Donna was born in Davidson, Sask., the third of four children, growing up on the family farm and attending school in the area. After graduation, Donna attended the U of S to receive her teaching degree. In 1977, she left this occupation and married the love of her life, John Spilchak, with whom she had two children Tanya and Jason. Donna took great pride in her family’s accomplishments and loved volunteering at the school when able. In 1988, she was diagnosed with MS which caused a slow deterioration of her body, functioning and meant ongoing pain for many years. Despite these struggles, Donna remained positive and was always ready with a joke or laugh. Donna was always a creative soul, engaging in various crafts, painting and music. She was also very outgoing and sociable and loved spending time with her family and friends. Donna leaves us with a legacy of love, smiles and laughter.
- Harry Bruce Spratt of Melville, Sask. passed away on Friday, March 19, 2010 in Regina Pasqua Hospital, with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 51 years of age. Harry was born on July 7, 1958 to Rose (Weigel) Spratt and the late Bruce Spratt in Davidson. He attended Davidson School and was a member of the Boy Scouts and had his very own paper route. Like any true Canadian boy, Harry loved hockey. He began his hockey career as a goalie playing minor hockey in Davidson. Eventually, Harry would trade in his goalie pads for a set of “real hockey gloves” playing defense for the Girvin Gophers. Harry was a hard worker on and off the ice. Growing up, he built bins for his uncle Wes Hodgins with Monarch Lumber, pumped gas and was a farm hand for Don Schmiedge and a custom combiner for Don Beckie. Harry would set off on a south of the border adventure with Joe Arend as a custom combiner at the age of 16. Harry eventually returned to Davidson where he began his employment with the Davidson Co-op. In 1980 Harry met Davidson school dental assistant, LaVerne Harcourt. On July 3, 1982 Harry and LaVerne were married in Quill Lake. Harry and LaVerne made Davidson their home and were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Amy Michelle and Briana Lauren. In 1990 they moved the family to Melville as Harry had accepted a transfer to Prairie Co-op as Lumber Manager. In 1993 the Spratt family expanded, they were blessed with a son, Carter John Bruce. Harry thoroughly enjoyed watching hockey teams of all ages play, including the Melville Millionaires, but especially whatever teams his favourite player happened to be on … Carter. He was a dedicated coach and spectator throughout Carter’s sports career. Harry also shared his passion for hunting and the outdoors with Carter, son-in-law Kurtis and good friends “Rempel”, “Glines”, “Sparky” and “Snake”. In recent years Harry and LaVerne fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning a cabin at Marean Lake. Harry was very active in his community. He was a member of the Kinsmen Club in Davidson for many years and a member of the Melville District Agri-Park. Between work and various activities, Harry was blessed with many good and true friends over the years. As much as Harry loved the game of hockey and the outdoors, more than anything Harry loved his family. Harry was always there to lend a helping hand. Whether it was helping his daughter Amy build her dream home, building the ultimate firepit with his daughter Briana, or helping his best friend and brother-in-law Lyle, you knew you could depend on Harry. Predeceased by his father, Bruce Spratt and his father-in-law Jack Harcourt, Harry leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife LaVerne; children Amy (Kurtis) Lopinski, Briana Spratt (Dave Bergeron) and Carter Spratt; mother Rose Spratt and mother-in-law Bea Harcourt; sister Callie (Grant) Greenshields, Charlotte, Tom (Ashley) and Kathryn; sister Janet (Lyle) Kowalski, Rich, Chris and Mike; brother-in-law Keith (Wendy) Harcourt, Astrid (Chad) Woodard, Fynn, Paxton, Kallie (Jordan) Calhoun and Brynley; sister-in-law Noreen (Darryl) Manz, Brady and Britney (Jared); brother-in-law David (Inge) Harcourt, MacKenzie and Logan. Harry’s Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church in Melville, presided over by Rev. Fr. Antoni Degutis. Harry was interred at Davidson Cemetery on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 with Rev. Fr. Steve Ripplinger and Rev. Fr. Joseph Gyim-Austin presiding.
- Mary Kathleen Spratt of Davidson, Sask., age 88 years passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. The celebration of Kathleen's life funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 20th, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. from the New Life Pentecostal Church, Davidson, Sask. with Pastor Mark Emde officiating. Interment family plot Davidson cemetery. For friends so wishing memorials may be directed to the Gideons, The New Life Pentecostal Church Fund, The Davidson & District Health Care Center Fund or to the charity of your choice. The family invite relatives & friends to join with them for lunch & fellowship at the New Life Pentecostal Church lower hall following the committal service.
- Isla Jean (nee Riecken) Thompson-Sproat of Saskatoon, SK died peacefully on December 27, 2008 after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 57 years old. She is survived by her husband George Sproat; her children, Stephanie, Chad (Bret), and Erin; her brother, Bill Riecken (Janice) and her sister, Linda Shier (Len); her granddaughter, Sophie Isla; her step-dad Dave Boyce; and her extended family, son, Ryan Sproat and grandson, Logan. She was predeceased by her mother Helen Boyce, father Chet Riecken, and her extended son, Dale Sproat. Isla was born in Davidson, SK and grew up on a farm near Girvin. Her kids remember well the stories of holding pillows up against the windows during the horrible Prairie storms, and the long walks to school uphill both ways. Isla's friends and family from Davidson remained close to her until her last days. But small town life was not meant to be for Isla. She got married and moved to Cowtown, where she and Stan Thompson had their 3 amazing and gorgeous kids (who coincidentally happen to be the authors of this notice). After several years the family yearned for the cold and wind of the Prairies, so they all picked up and moved to Saskatoon. Shortly thereafter Isla fulfilled her dream of completing her Education degree. From then on she dedicated herself to improving the lives of children with special needs. She had a gift, and it simply is not enough to say that she touched the lives of many. She was recognized by the parents of her students when she was nominated as an Educator of Distinction. Not only did Isla dedicate herself to her students she dedicated herself to her children. She is considered to be the best mommiekins in the world by her kids, who she always felt were her greatest achievement. She never missed a special moment, nor a sad or difficult one. She led by example, showing them how life should be lived and she taught them everything they need to know about how to do it right. Eventually, George came along. The kids thought what the heck, why is this guy getting all the attention. But it quickly made sense once they got to know him. Along with George came Ryan, Dale and Hanna, who completed the family. Isla was radiant. Her motto was Live, Laugh, Love. George and Isla loved to spend time at the lake. George took Isla on her first fishing trip, but she ended up showing him a thing or two! They found joy in dancing, camping, cycling, going for drives, walks, spending time with their many friends, and just being in love. Isla took great pleasure in letting George listen to her talk, and so did George. Isla's compassion and selflessness set her apart. Her smile lit up a room, and wherever she went she left with a new friend or two. She gave so much love, and there are many who will miss her. We all wish her peace, health, happiness and much love on the next leg of her journey. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit and the staff at Circle Drive Alliance care home for their professionalism, kindness and compassion, and for being Isla's friend. It meant a lot to us, and you meant a lot to Isla. The Celebration of Isla's Life will be held on Friday, January 2nd, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church (1636 Acadia Drive).
- Helen (nee Thompson). August 29, 1915 - October 15,2008 It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Helen Staresina. Helen passed away peacefully on October 15th at Parkland Place, Melfort Saskatchewan, at the age of 93. Mom's strengths, determination and wit will be lovingly missed and remembered by her family: son, Ken (Penny) Staresina and their children; Carla (Paul) and David McNair; Nicole (Paul) Davis, Matthew and Benjamin; daughter Sylvia (Gerald) Fiske, and their children: Craig (Pam) Fiske, Brandon and Jordan; Jason (Michelle) Fiske, Dylan, Grady and Charlie; Lorie (Shawn) Dawson, Marina and Ellie Helen; daughter Irene Frier and children: Alison (Matt) and Janey St. Louis, Kylee (Rob) Kaitlyn and Alex Murphy; Lauren (Patrick) and Davi Clarke; Lesley (Dan) Yonkman. Brother Stanley Thompson; sister in law Margaret Thompson; brother in law Charlie Danbrook; sister in law Mary Staresina and Reza Modric, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Steven in 1957 and son in law Dale Frier in 2006, as well as sisters Anna Prpick and Florence Danbrook and brother Peter Thompson. Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 20th at 11:00 am in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson Saskatchewan.
- Hannah Stephenson of Davidson, Sask., passed away peacefully at the Davidson & District Health Care Center, with her family at her side on Wednesday, August 25th, 2004. Hannah is survived by her loving children: Robert Stephenson & Grace (Lloyd) Surkan. Also several other family members. The celebration of Hannah's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 28th, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. at the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Ashley Vincent Stewart of Davidson, Sask. passed away at the age of 76 years at the Davidson Health Centre on March 9, 2010 after a short illness. Ashley was born at Cabri, Sask. on Dec. 16, 1933. He received his education in Cabri, Sask. Ashley married Ida Stafford of Cabri, Sask. on Feb. 21, 1958. In his early years, Ashley owned and ran the BA Service Station. In later years, he opened a Stedman’s store and some time later he became associated with the Bumper to Bumper stores. Ashley came to the Davidson area in 1956. He was a member of the Davidson United Church, the Davidson town council and the fire department. Ashley is survived by his loving family: wife, Ida; children, Susan (Brent) Storey of Davidson, Sask., Shalene (Kevin), Shannon (friend, Eric); Bradley (Lori) Stewart, Jeremy, Janaya of Grande Prairie, Alta.; Steven (Karen) Stewart, Zachary of Melville, Sask. and Leanne (Barry Strange), Tauren, Jordan of Middle Lake, Sask.; sister, Beryl (George) Schinbein of Cabri, Sask. and brothers, Clifton (Lillian) Stewart of Calgary, Alta. and Dale Stewart of Victoria, B.C.; sisters-in-law, Mavis Stewart, Marg Stewart and Ethel Stewart; also numerous nieces and nephews. Ashley is predeceased by parents, Alec and Ester; infant son, David; brothers, Howard, Calvin, Lloyd, Davy; and sisters-in-law, Blanche, Dorthy and Kim. The funeral service was held on March 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment was at the Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
<>b>STONE - Frances (nee Cechvala). The family of Fran Stone wish to announce her passing on Thursday, August 21, 2014 after a very brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70. She leaves to mourn her two daughters Rebecca and Todd Farrell and Nada Stone and Ray Melendez-Duke; and her prides and joys otherwise known as her grandchildren Liana, Miranda and Logan Farrell, Paige and Kendra DeMong, Eric and Kynan Melendez-Duke and Shelby Anton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim and Brenda Stone, sister-in-law Gladys Scully, brother-in-law Walter Myers and sisters-in-law Shirley Zielinski and Anne Gervais as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ross in 1976; her parents and her parents-in-law as well as her brother Paul Cechvala, her sister Joyce Myers and her sister-in-law Myrna Stone. Fran was born April 9, 1944 in Winnipeg Manitoba. She married the love of her life, Ross, in 1967 and they moved from Manitoba to live in Davidson in 1969 after a brief stay in Regina when Ross realized his heart belonged on the family farm. Fran worked at the Bank of Montreal until Ross’ tragic passing. She picked up the pieces of her shattered life to raise her two girls building a house on the Stone family farm and residing there until her passing. Fran worked for thirty plus years for the local John Deere dealership as a bookkeeper retiring in 2009. While her girls were young, after they left home and right up until her passing Fran volunteered for numerous organizations in town like the skating club, Donor’s Choice, Minor Ball, United Church, Library Board, Music Festival, Legion and the list goes on. She worked countless hours on the Rink committee to build a new rink in town catering, working bingos, and selling raffle tickets. Fran bowled and curled in town for years. Fran was an avid reader and Blue Jays fan; she spent countless hours in her garden and flowerbeds, sewed all her girls’ clothes when they were young, and in the age of digital cameras Fran scrapbooked those pictures into beautiful stories. She was dedicated to the lives of her children and grandchildren and spent hours upon hours at rinks, ball diamonds and school gymnasiums as their number one fan and photographer. After fighting a battle with breast cancer five years ago and winning, the cancer came back with a vengeance in June of this year. Fran bravely fought her battle, never complaining and was able to remain at home until six days before her passing. The family would like to thank friends and family for their cards, thoughts, prayers, food and endless support. The funeral service was held at the Davidson United Church at 2:00 on Tuesday, August 26.
- Dorothy Marie. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Marie Stulberg of Davidson, Sask. Dorothy passed away October 16th, 2008 at the Davidson Health Care Center. Dorothy is survived by her loving family, husband Alfred; children: Gerald (Diane) Stulberg & daughter Michelle (Shaun); Wayne (Susan) Stulberg; Bryan (Dianne) Stulberg; Gloria (Don) Bessey & sons Trevor (Chris) Bessey & daughter Samantha; Dallas (Julie) Bessey & daughter Ava. Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter Sharon Dianne. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo, celebrant. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- John Stulberg of Moose Jaw, SK, and former of Davidson, SK., age 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 29, 2004 at Pioneers Lodge. John is survived by his loving family: wife, Irene; daughters: Joan Brooks, Doris (Glen) Dino, and Lynn (Paul) Brackston; son, Wayne Sherlock (Eileen Yablonski); grandchildren: Chris (Filomena) Brooks, Heather Brooks, Sean Dino, Michelle (Derek) Roth, and Meredith Brackston; greatgrandchildren: Aidan Brackston, Michelle Brooks, and Tyler Brooks; sister, Amy Rowe; brothers Alfred (Dorothy) Stulberg and Ed (Joan) Stulberg; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jim (Faye) Botterill, Margaret Botterill, Agnes Fall, Ken Purvis, John (Mary Ann) Purvis, and Lowaine Sherlock; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. The Celebration of John's life Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK on Saturday October 2, 2004 at 11:00 am. Reverend Father Phong Pham and Reverend Father Stephen Ripplinger will be the Celebrants. Interment will follow at the family plot, Davidson Cemetery.
- Alice Emily (nee Bigg). It is with great sadness that the family of Alice Swift announces her sudden passing on September 14, 2006. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Margie and Reg; granddaughters, Trisha and Trina (Matthew); great-grandsons, Alexander, Isaac and Solomon; her sister-in-law, Enid; brother-in-law, George (Jean); many nephews and nieces; and special friends, Jen and Dick Neal. Alice was predeceased by her husband Bob; daughter Janice; sisters, Mickey and Nell; and brother, Bob. Alice was born in Davidson, SK. The youngest child of Robert and Minnie Bigg. As a child she began drawing and painting which she continued throughout her life. As a young woman, she studied commercial art in Regina, and was proud to be chosen to design a memorial fountain in Davidson. She was employed at the Parliament buildings in Regina when she met wartime pilot Bob Swift. They were married soon after his return from overseas and lived on several air force bases across Canada before settling in Saskatoon. In the past, she enjoyed playing the piano, swimming and skating. She read widely and frequently quoted poetry. She had a lively interest in family and friends and had a keen recollection of their lives. She was a prolific story teller of many amusing and sad events painting a vivid picture of her times. Her butter tarts were unmatchable. In her later years she also became a fan of afternoon soaps. She was a loving, loyal, stalwart and humble person. Always good for a hug, she will be missed greatly. A special thank you to the staff of City Hospital for their sympathetic help and support, especially nurse Jan, Dr. Werbicki, social worker Cheryl, Paul, and receptionist Kelly. A memorial tea will be held for family and friends at Ilarion Residence, 2509 Louise St. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2006. Please come and share your memories of Bob and Alice.
- Robert Norman. It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Norman Swift announce his passing on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the age of 92. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Alice of 61 years; daughter Margaret and son Reg, both of Maple Ridge, BC; his brother George (Jean) of Watrous; his sister Enid of Winnipeg; granddaughters Trina and Trisha; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his daughter Janice of 15 years in 1969, his sister Pat and his brothers Arthur and Walter. Bob was born in Saskatoon on February 17, 1914. He was the second child of Robert and Mary-Ellen Swift. The family lived in Stetlar, AB and then BC. When he was only 15 he drove the family of seven from BC to Watrous to join his father. Bob and his brother Art rode the rails to Ontario looking for work during the depression. Bob joined the R.C.A.F. in 1938 trained as a Mechanic and earned his Pilots Wings. In 1943 he was posted to England and served as a pilot of a Halifax Bomber until the end of the war. On his return he married Alice Bigg of Davidson, SK. They were posted to various locations in Canada. After his retirement he worked for Bristol Aircraft Industries in Saskatoon for ten years. Bob enjoyed gardening and working in his workshop. He could fix anything mechanical. His neighbors on Munroe Ave. (where he lived for 38 years) miss his lawn mowing and snow blowing. He enjoyed listening to classical music and was a great reader. His family was of great importance to him and he kept in touch with them all regularly. The family is very grateful for the great help he received at the City Hospital and Royal University Hospital. At Bob's request there will be no funeral service.
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- Marjorie Isabel Thom (Caldwell, Spratt) of Davidson, SK, age 94 years passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10th, 2008 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. The Celebration of Marjorie's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 2 P.M. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Worship Leader Janet Stevens presiding. Interment Family Plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
- Lewis Ralph passed away quietly at his home in Saskatoon on Sunday, January 21, 2007. He was born on January 6, 1923 to Lewis and Elsie (Cook) Thomas in Davidson, SK. In his early teen years Ralph's adventurous spirit drew him to a time of 'riding the rails' where he acquired an unquenchable love for traveling. At the age of 16 Ralph enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces where he served until the fall of 1945. When he returned to Canada he finished his formal high school and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. There Ralph received his Masters degree in History and English Literature at Dalhousie University. During these years he met and married Maria Klymkiw (1949) and began a wonderful life that would continue for the next 57 years. After finishing his Masters degree, Ralph and Maria moved to Saskatoon, where Ralph attended the University of Saskatchewan and completed a Bachelor of Education. Ralph began his teaching career in Unity, SK where he would remain for the next 27 years. His final three years of teaching were in Cutknife, SK after which time they moved back to Saskatoon to retire. Ralph was an avid athlete and excelled in skating, cross country skiing, hiking and cycling. He loved to travel and spent many summers exploring Canada including his many trips across the Arctic Circle. While reflecting on his life in the past weeks Ralph often said I would not have done a thing differently! He felt he had lived life to its fullest. Ralph has been predeceased by a sister, Pamela Horner and a brother, Hugh Thomas; and a great-grandson, Colin Tye LeDoux. Surviving Ralph is his wife, Maria; son, Raymond Guy Thomas (Shannon); his daughter, Nancy Jill LeDoux; four grandchildren, Jamie Dee Ledoux, Sonja Maria LeDoux, Justin Nicholaus LeDoux, Sean Bradley LeDoux; and one great-grandson, Jodi Tyelin LeDoux. Ralph will be missed by many and will be fondly remembered for his outrageous license plates Spazzo an affectionate name give to Ralph by his students.
- Dale Henry (December 2, 1959 - October 27, 2006). Our brother, uncle and great-uncle, Dale Thopmson, went to join Mom and Dad, Margaret and Robert (Barney) Thompson, on October 27, 2006. Dale was a friend to everyone, always ready with a handshake and a hug. His face would light up whenever he met you and the warmth of his greeting made you feel like the most special person in the world. Dale will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters Stan, Gerry, Maureen (Scott Turnbull), Vickie, Eugene (Jennifer Gaye), Barb and Maria (Tim Bekolay), 13 nieces and nephews, one great niece and two great nephews. Vigil of Prayers, Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, Davidson. Celebration of Dale's life Funeral Mass, Friday November 3rd at 2 p.m. Davidson Sacred Heart Church. Lunch to follow at the Davidson Community Centre.
- Daniel Roy Thompson of Davidson, Sask. age 80 years succumbed after a long struggle with cancer at the Davidson & District Health Care Center on Tuesday, April 24th, 2001. Dan is survived by his loving family: sons: Bryan (Evelyn) and family, Danny, Crystal, Kimberley and Jaden; Gerald (Joanne) and family, Glen, Terry, Robie and Steven, Jim (Joan); Robert (Simone) and family, Jeremy, Aydan and Abra; daughter Shelly (Peter) Dolman and family, Petra and Adam; stepdaughter Susan Wakefield and family, Tracy, Curtis, Trevor, Michelle, Justin, Melisa and Mathew; brothers: Ralph and Hillis; sisters: Hermina, Elsie and Dorothy; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Dan was predeceased by his parents, Alva and Alma Thompson, step mother Edna Thompson; 1st wife Doris Thompson; 2nd wife Sybil Wakefield Thompson; brothers: Jobbie, Murray, Jack and Clarke. The Celebration of Dan's life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from the Davidson United Church Davidson, Sask. with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Geraldine Margaret (nee Birmingham) 1921-2005 of Davidson, Sask., aged 84 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Margaret was the eldest of five children born to Marguerite Tudora (nee Vandale) of Batoche, Sask. and Michael Joseph Birmingham of Crosshill, Ont. She was raised in Saskatoon and spoke fondly of attending St. Joseph's Church and school and later attending the Convent of Sion. Following high school Marg moved to Ottawa to work for the Federal Government in the Statistics Branch. In 1944 she enlisted in the Navy as a Special Duty W.R.E.N. and was stationed in Halifax to H.M.C.S. Stadacona as a decoder in the plotting room. In 1945 she returned to Saskatoon to work in the National Employment Service Office where she met her life-long friend Laura Theilman. On a visit to her sister Bette's, Marg met Barney and the rest is history! She moved to Davidson, boarded with Mrs. Chappel and worked for Morley Coxworth in his law office. She and Barney were married in 1950, moved to their farm in the Trenton Concord District, and in 1959 the family moved into Davidson, a place they were always proud to call home. Marg worked for the Lloyd family at Macleods and was an active member of the Catholic Women's League, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Trenton Concord Ladies Aid and the Sask. Association for Community Living. She was a tireless advocate for children with mental disabilities and on Nov. 23, 1965 was a founding member of the Davidson Branch of the Retarded Children's Association. She helped establish a special education classroom in the Davidson School District, supported the Special Olympics and was a founding member of the Interlake Human Resources Corporation. In 1990 she was awarded the Meritorious Branch Service Award and in 2001 an Honorary Life Membership by the Sask. Association for Community Living for her exceptional service to the community. Marg loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her door was always open and the coffee pot was always on. There are stories too numerous to recount about the lives she touched. She was very proud of her family and loved being part of their lives. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. We all feel blessed to have known her and are grateful for the many happy memories we shared through the years. Marg's faith was a constant source of strength throughout her life and continues to carry her along the next leg of her journey. Marg is survived by her loving family, children: Stan, Geraldine, Maureen (Scott) Turnbull, Vickie Bourgeois, Eugene (Gaye), Barb and Dale, and Maria (Tim) Bekolay; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother Reg (Marg) Birmingham, sister Bette Rau, also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Barney, sister Lynne and brothers Mike and Roy. The family would like to thank the staff at the Davidson and District Health Care Centre and Dr. T. Hailu for their dedicated care and support and a special thank you to Brian Hanson and Valerie Lockwood for their invaluable assistance at this difficult time and their many years of friendship and support to Marg. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass for the celebration of Margaret's life will be on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Both services at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Rev. Fathers Francis Geraldo and Stephen Ripplinger cocelebrants. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- Leslie Rae (nee Wilkie). The family of Leslie Thompson announce her sudden passing at home on Wednesday, October 29, 2003. Leslie was born in Davidson, SK on January 13, 1955. She grew up in Saskatoon, attending Churchill Elementary School and Aden Bowman Collegiate. Leslie graduated from Cosmetology at Kelsey Institute in 1974 and worked as a hair stylist until her passing. In 1986 she moved with her family from Prince Albert, where she had resided for 11 years, to Kelowna, BC. In 1997 Leslie moved back home to Saskatoon where she resided until her passing. In 2001 Leslie met Douglas Thompson and they were married that same year. Leslie loved working as a hair stylist and at the time of her passing was working at POSH Salon. Her daughters were a great source of pride and she was particularly thrilled to see Carly graduate, and Dana married last summer. Leslie leaves to mourn her loving husband, Doug; her daughters, Carly Mitchell and Dana (Randy) Utz; her step-children, Heidi, Sean and Erin; her mother, Jean Wilkie; sister, Deltra Wilkinson; brothers, Darryl (Doug) Wilkie and Blaine (Kathy) Wilkie; and niece, Erin Wilkie; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. We would be remiss if we did not make a special note of her life-long friendship with her cousin Debbie Taggart, and longtime friend, Fran Forsberg. Leslie was predeceased by her father, Walton and infant sister. She loved her dogs Domino and Maisey. Leslie was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, friend and wife, and will be sadly missed by everyone who she touched. There will be a visitation on Sunday, November 2, 2003 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Westwood Funeral Chapel, Avenue N and 20th Street. The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. at Westgate Alliance Church, 3315 Centennial Drive, conducted by Pastor Dan Driedger.
- Robert "Barney" 1924 - 2002. Barney Thompson passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17th, 2002 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center, after a courageous battle with cancer, except for a tour of duty in Europe during WWII, Barney lived his entire life in Davidson, Sask., where he farmed & operated his own plumbing & heating business. Barney will be remembered for his passion for hunting, curling, golfing, playing cards, armchair coaching all sporting events and most especially for his love of attending auction sales and collecting antiques and other treasures. Barney will de dearly missed by his wife Margaret; His children, Stan: Gerry: Maureen (Scott): Vickie (Jake): Eugene (Gaye): Barb: Dale: & Maria (Tim): 13 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren: his brother Glen (Jesmond) & his sisters Grace (Skip): Harriet: May (Bev.): Helen: his brother-in-law Harold and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. L. Perold and the caring and the compassionate staff of the Davidson Health Center. Also the many friends and neighbours for their care & support. A special thank you is extended to Willy Remple who so willingly drove Barney around town & ran his many errands for him. The celebration of Barney's life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.
- George Alexander. At the age of 89 years, George Turanich peacefully entered the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on July 28, 2007. Born in Goodeve, Sask. on April 8, 1918. George is survived by his wife Helen, four daughters: Julia (Gerald) Bourque,(Katrina, Jeremy), Sylvia (Jerry) Ferwerda, (Andrea, Gerrit, Alexander), Patricia (Dan) Turanich / Noyen, (Charles, Patrick), Helen (Bill) Wilson,(Courtney, Zachery, Dustin, Drew), sons: George (Suzanne) Turanich,(Bradie, Brenden, Breton, Christopher, Amanda), Nick (Shannon) Turanich, (Luke, Joshua). George was one of six children born to Fred and Christina Turanich. The family moved to Norwich, Ontario only to return to Saskatchewan a short while later to homestead in the Bladworth / Kenaston District. Having completed his required education, George farmed with his family and brothers. George met the love of his life, Helen Pluhowy and married her on December 13, 1949. In 1962, George and Helen purchased a residence on Main street in the town of Davidson with an office on the main level were George operated an income tax consulting and real estate brokerage business. Along with his many pursuits, George enjoyed family, music and performing in various settings, such as repeat performances with the Royal American Shows at the Saskatoon Exhibition in the early 1960's and playing with close friends in local musical bands. George retired from farming in 1998 after 60 years. George took great care and pride, and gleaned great joy in and through his 6 children and 18 grand children. Having played the piano, accordion, guitar and his favorite, the violin, now many of his children and grand children also enjoy his inspired legacy with musical talents of their own. Throughout the many challenges of life, family always came first. Near the end of his life, George's expressions of love and kindness for his family and others blossomed into a most beautiful fragrance. His life truly became an outward manifestation of the love of God. A celebration of George's life will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 10:30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the town of Davidson. Internment to follow at the Davidson Cemetery.
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- Hazel Belle Ueland of Moose Jaw, SK (formerly of Elbow and Kenaston, SK), age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at her residence in Moose Jaw, SK. Hazel is survived by her loving family, Margaret Edwards, Alma (Wally) Martens, Donna (Fran) Tucker, Betty (Tom) Riendeau and Ken (Ronda) Ueland; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Agnes Showers, husband Godfrey Wilfred Ueland, son-in-law Dennis Edwards, four brothers, Alvin, Emmerson, Bill and Harvey. The celebration of Hazel's life funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elbow United Church, Elbow, SK with Rev. Greg Grace officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, SK.
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- Acehiel "Ace". Our father and grandfather, Ace, was taken to his heavenly home on Sunday, February 24, 2013 with family at his side. He was born on May 16, 1938. He is loved and remembered by his children Doug (Nadine) Van De Wiele, Chuck (Terena) Van De Wiele; grandchildren Stephanie, Shalane, Christopher, Catlan and Kari; great-grandson Dominic; sister's Nera Thompson, Elaine (Larry) Cruise and Doreen Van De Wiele; brothers-in-law Vince (Shirley) Henry, Joe (Betty) Henry, Wayne (Marg) Henry, Victor (Judy) Henry and Leo (Diane) Henry. Ace was predeceased by his loving wife Loraine, his parents Marie and Adolph, mother and father-in-law Ted and Laura Henry and brothers Mike and Cyril. Ace was a very kind, caring and strong man. He was very proud of his family and grandchildren and always there to give a helping hand. Ace worked for many people throughout the years, mostly as an agriculture mechanic. He retired working for Mainway Farm Equipment. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson, Sask. with Father Eugene Warnke OMI celebrant. Interment will take place in the family plot, Davidson Cemetery.
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- Loraine (nee Henry). It is with great sadness that the family of Loraine Van De Wiele announce her passing, with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 21, 2004. Loraine was born January 22, 1946 in Simpson, SK. She married Ace Van De Wiele November 16th, 1963. Loraine will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband Ace and their children, Doug (Nadine) & Joseph (Terena) and grandchildren Stephanie, Shalane, Christopher, Catlan & Kari. Also her father Ted Henry, Brothers, Vince Henry, Joe (Betty) Henry, Wayne (Marg) Henry, Victor (Judy) Henry, Leo (Diane) Henry, sister-in-laws Nera (Jack) Thompson, Elaine (Larry) Cruise & Doreen Van De Wiele, as well as numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Predeceased by her mother Laura Henry & Mother & Father-in-law Marie & Adolph Van De Wiele, brother-in-laws, Mike Van De Wiele & Cyriel Van De Wiele. The celebration of Loraine's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday July 24th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot Davidsion Cemetery.
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- Kenneth William Punchard Webber of Davidson, Sask., age 95 years passed away peacefully at his residence, The Davidson & District Health Center on Monday, July 7th, 2003. Ken is survived by his loving family: sons, Lorrie (Janine) & Kevin (Pam); daughters, Marcia (Neil) Wetherill, Cheryle (Doug) Haroldson & Maureen (Victor) Steinbru, fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, brother John Maunder, brother & sister-in-law Floyd (Alma) Bennett also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ken was predeceased by his loving wife Fern, two brothers, Charles & William, sister-in-law Evelyn Trembley. The celebration of Ken's life funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 10th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Agnes Alice (nee Alexander) August 25, 1924 - April 18, 2012. Agnes Alice Welsh, born and raised at Davidson, Sask., the only child of J. Hume and Lorena Alexander, and widow of Joseph R. Welsh, passed away on April 18, 2012 at St. Paul's Hospital. Agnes was a Life Member and Past President of the Rebekah Assembly of Saskatchewan. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Eric Wallace White, September 17, 1944 - September 16, 2004. Eric passed away in a Montreal Hospital the day before his sixtieth birthday. Eric was born in the Davidson district, was educated at Detchon Rural school, Girvin School, Davidson High School and the U of S College of Electrical Engineering (1963 67). Eric led a distinguished career and was known internationally particularly for his expertise in satellite communications and his contributions to the International Space Station. His work as an employee of RCA, Northern Telecom, Raytheon, Spar Aerospace and the Canadian Government, took him to many locations around the globe: Norway, Mexico, Brazil, India, Africa and others. Eric had learned to function in the French language and for a time operated his own engineering company. At the time of his passing Eric was employed by the Canadian Space Agency as Director of Systems Engineering for Canada's contribution to the International Space Station. His previous assignment with the Space Agency was Project Manager for the development of the new Canadarm. Eric thrived on the demands of his career. He met engineering challenges with resolve and determination just as he met the trials and obstacles of life. Eric's colleagues at CSA and NASA and in the communications and aerospace industry speak highly of Eric. At a recent awards ceremony at the CSA Eric was described as "a top engineer and a dedicated professional who contributed immensely to the space station and to other programs, but he was also a remarkable human being who faced personal adversity with great courage. Eric White still inspires us because he exemplified the values of excellence, team work, humility, ethics, trust, respect and care for his colleagues and employees that must guide each of us every day in our work and in our lives. " Eric valued his youth in rural Saskatchewan, a heritage that contributed to his work ethic, resourcefulness and ingenuity. In Quebec Eric enjoyed skiing and in recent years boating and fishing trips with his son, Sam. Eric was third born of a family of nine. He is predeceased by his parents, A. Patricia (Fisher) and Eric, sister Judith, brother Martin and spouse Fabian. His is survived by his former wife Sissel; daughter Colette; grandchildren Cossette and Ludwig, in Norway; his son Samuel in St. Hubert, PQ; and brothers and sisters, Joan Shaw in Winnipeg, Donald in St. Thomas, ON, April James in Prince George, BC, Gay Caswell (John) in Brabant Lake, SK, Warren (Doris) in Saskatoon and Faith Wall (Phil) in Regina; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews. A memorial service was held for Eric at the Canadian Space Agency. A memorial service is planned by the family for a later late.
- Ethel Ellen (nee Nejedly). The family of Ethel Ellen White, known to her friends and family as "Lenny", sadly announce the passing of their mother on the morning of May 2, 2013 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, with family present. Lenny was born on May 17, 1924 at Milner Ridge, Manitoba to Joseph and Mary (nee McKee) Nejedly. She was the middle child in a family of three and was predeceased by her parents as well as her older brother, Melvin and younger sister, Lois. Over the years, Lenny always enjoyed music, learning new crafts, involvement with church choirs and participating in Rebekah Lodge. Lenny is lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Jacquelina and Paula (Brian) and her son, Roger; by her five grandchildren, Shawn (Janice) Sanford Beck, Jody (Michelle) Beck, Roberta (Dan) McFarlane, Crystal (Jamie) McKenzie and Darren (partner, Tracy) Falardeau; seven great-grandchildren have also been fortunate enough to be part of her life, Christopher, Rowan and Robin Sanford Beck, Noah and Cleo Beck and Aiden and Ethan McFarlane. Lenny will also be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many other family members and friends who shared time with her on her life journey. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Johnís Anglican Cathedral, 816 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK with lunch to follow. A Private Family Cremation Committal will follow in the Davidson Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. on the same day.
- Joyce (nee Quinell) passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 28th, 2006 in the Craik Health Center at the age of 79. Joyce was loved and cherished and survived by all her children: Gary, Maxine (Ted) Skibinsky, Crystal (Neil) White, Marvin (Donna), Vernon (Sandy), Darwyn (Bernie), Dana Gayle (Les) Dahl, Marcia (Dave) Palmer, Marla (Marv) Dezotell, and Darryl (Noreen); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law and other family members. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Manz and her later husband, Emil Wiedman, her parents, Robert and Sophie Quinnell, her sister and brother-in-law, Marie and George Leahy, and other family members. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church in Davidson with Rev. Margaret Propp (Luthern) officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery.
- Jean Barclay Williams passed away on October 10, 2007 at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, SK, at 87 years of age. The Celebration of Jean's Life Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life Pentecostal Assembly Church, Davidson, SK.
- Esther Rosella Willner, 89, of Davidson, passed away on December 10, 2009 in the Davidson and District Health Centre in Davidson.
Esther, daughter of Julius and Ottelie Johnson, was born on January 8, 1920 at home in the Hawarden district. Growing up in the “dirty thirties”, she hurried home from a country school to many chores: feeding chickens, and turkeys, churning butter, milking cows and stitching quilts. She worked hard all of her life, but always with a spirit of hope and a gentle respect for everyone and everything around her. Esther met Edgar Willner, who was farming north of Bethlehem Church and they were married on November 1, 1946. In 1948, they moved to the farm east of Davidson where they raised six children. Esther devoted herself to providing healthy food for her family by raising chickens and growing huge gardens. She had a gift for making bread and buns. Esther volunteered to help organize and serve many church and school suppers and to teach many young girls to sew in 4H classes. She loved to read and worked many years in the Davidson School libraries. Ever patient, always kind, she found her life’s contentment in making her family and others happy. Esther is predeceased by her husband, Edgar Robert Willner. She lives on in the loving memories and hearts of her family of three sons and three daughters, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Arlene (Eugene) Sorochuk of Norquay and family, Loraine (Travis) Polischuk, Nate and Kael, Coralie Sorochuk, Lesia (Dustin) Friesen and Colleen Sorochuk; Lorne (Marilyn) Willner of Davidson and family, Brady Willner, Lyndon Willner and Linnea Willner; Terry Riviere of Saskatoon and family, Danielle (Danton) Danielson, Robert Riviere and Michelle Riviere; Beryl Lepage and family, Paul Lepage, David Lepage, Mark Lepage and Katy Lepage; Randy (Debbie Murray) and family, Jeff Willner, Jason Willner and Jordan Willner; and Brian (Georgina) Willner of Olympia, Washington. She is also survived by one sister, Doris Bonnell of McMinnville, Oregon. Funeral services were held on December 15 at Davidson United Church with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. The choir was in attendance, with Nancy Wilkins as organist. Granddaughters, Dani Danielson, Loraine Polischuk and Colleen Sorochuk read Scripture passages and Lorne Willner gave the Reflections of Esther’s life, followed by a Powerpoint presentation of Esther, created by her daughters, Terry and Beryl. Granddaughters, Katy Lepage and Linnea Willner were ushers and granddaughters, Lesia Friesen and Michelle Riviere presided at the register. Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Rob Riviere, Lyndon Willner, Brady Willner, Jason Willner, Jeff Willner, Mark Lepage, David Lepage and Paul Lepage. Interment was in the family plot at Davidson cemetery.
- Wilma Marion (nee Dean) of Davidson, Sask., aged 102 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the Davidson and District Health Centre. Wilma is survived by her loving family: children Philip Wirth; Marjorie (Jack) Langille; Marilyn (Al) Henry; Sharon (Jim) McIntyre; Don (Mary) Wirth; Vern (Carmen) Wirth; Garry (Judy) Wirth; and Vance (Patricia) Wirth; also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Wilma was predeceased by her parents William and Isabella Dean and her loving husband Page Wirth. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, Sask., with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment in the family plot, Davidson Cemetery.
- Earla Doreen (nee Crockett) January 19, 1929 - May 15, 2012. Doreen passed away at the Craik Health Centre after a blessedly short illness. Earla Doreen Clara Crockett was born at Asquith SK to Earl and Edna (nee Dyer) Crockett. She spent her early years on the family farm with her parents and younger brother Donald, until the death of Earl in 1943. The Crocketts were a musical family and Doreen sang when she was young, even winning a talent show on the radio and receiving fan mail.After high school Doreen worked at the San (Saskatoon Sanatorium). In 1950 she moved to Vancouver. While there she met and married Vernon Lang and they had a daughter Beverley. When the marriage ended she and Bev moved to Saskatchewan. Housekeeping seemed the best way for a single mother to make a living and in 1953 she started working for widower Frank Wood and his three young children (Gregory, Marcia and Kathryn) on their farm at Craik. Frank and Doreen married in 1958. The next addition to the family was daughter Patricia.Doreen, being very outgoing, made many friends and enjoyed entertaining and travelling. Her busy life also included community band, curling, Sweet Adelines, volunteering, Saturday shopping trips to town with a stop at the Craik Hotel, Sunday suppers with friends, bridge games, daily gab fests on the phone and if she had time she would clean the house. They moved to town permanently in 1973, although Frank continued farming for several more years. In the early 80ís Doreen was surprised by a phone call from Jana, the daughter she had to give up for adoption in 1950. They stayed in touch through the years but kept this very private. After finally retiring, Doreen and Frank discovered how much fun golf and winters in Arizona could be. But after Frank died in 1995 that life was not what she wanted anymore.For all that, Doreen appeared to be larger than life, most important to her was family. She also loved cigarettes, TV and had her favorite shows. Her dogs were always devoted to her, so in her later years she was happiest at home. She was content with her dog Bree and bridge with friends was her weekly entertainment. These last few years daughter Bev took extremely good care of her and Doreen never failed to appreciate it.Doreen was proudly Irish, strongly opinionated, a champion of the underdog and the best mom that she could be. She always lived life to the fullest, saying, 'I did it my way.' She will be greatly missed and remembered with love by family and friends. Doreen was predeceased by her parents, one brother and husband Frank. She is survived by her children Greg (Dorie) Wood of Calgary, Jana (George) Dye of Mission BC, Marcia (Brian) Grunerud of Yorkton, Bev Wood of Craik, Kate Wood of Winnipeg, Pat (Brent) Bushell of Beaumont AB, twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many friends.Family and friends will gather at the family home to celebrate Doreenís life on the evening of Fri. May 18. A graveside service for family and invited friends will be held at 2pm Sat. May 19.
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- David Roy 1963 - 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the recent passing of our beloved David Roy Ziefflie (Sprocket) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was born March 4, 1963 to Roy and Verlee Ziefflie. Dave was predeceased by his Father and grandparents. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Angie; daughter Karissa; mother Verlee Bate (Bill); mother-in-law Sandi Lemoine, father-in-law John Lemoine (Julia); sisters Lee Ward (Jordan), Jille and Roxanne Ziefflie; brothers Tim and Scott Ziefflie; sisters-in-law Michelle Davison (Bob), Carla Ellis (Tim) and Vanessa Ellis (Tim); brotherin-law Jason Lemoine (Shannon) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave grew up in Davidson, SK. He was active in hockey, baseball, curling and window breaking. Dave had a passion for music. He attended Davidson Elementary School and High School. He went on to Kelsey Institute to become a heavy duty mechanic. He has enjoyed the last 17 years working at Brandt Tractor. Dave met Angie in 1993 and they married in 1998. His daughter Karissa arrived the following year and immediately became the light of his life. Karissa will cherish her memories of their special daddy-daughter times. Sprocket will be remembered by his many friends and teammates for his lightning glove hand between the posts and strong arm behind the plate. He was honoured numerous times in Davidson as the leagues goaltender of the year and helped lead the Davidson Cyclones to a provincial title. Dave enjoyed post game activities as much or more than the games themselves. Everyone who met Dave became a friend and he will be missed by all. Injuries shortened his sports career, so Dave moved on to become an avid supporter of Karissa's activies and closely followed his beloved Habs. The family greatly appreciates the love and support they have received over the last month. A celebration of Dave's life will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Hillcrest Funeral Home, with reception to follow. Pastor Brian Tysdale will officiate. The family welcomes anyone who would like to share a memory or a story at the service. We'll always love you Dave. Keep your glove up and the beers cold!
- Emil, born December 27, 1918, passed away peacefully September 2, 2001 at the Davidson Healthcare Center. Predeceased by his parents Gottfried & Mary, brothers: Herb, Rueben, Gotfried, Chris, Ray & Roy. Sisters, Christina, Freda & Emma. A daughter & son in infancy & a granddaughter in infancy: sons-in-law DuWayne Hart, John Fink & Dennis Kuemper. Brothers-in-law Albert Dedderer, Bill Mott, Roy Cutforth & Fred Vanghel: sister-in-law Esther Ziefflie. Left to mourn his passing. His loving wife of 57 years Betty: Daughters: Betty-Ann, Diane, Linda, Pat (Wayne), Gayle (Leo) & son Brian (Bev). Twenty grandchildren & nineteen great grandchildren. Brothers John (Jacquie): Henry (Delores): Charlie (Marion) & Leo. Sisters Leah, Clara & Mary (Denis). Sisters-in-law Sally & Verlee, also numerous nieces & nephews in Canada & the United Kingdom. Emil was born in Irving Alberta; the family moved to Liberty, Sask. in 1922. In 1934 they moved to the farm east of Davidson. He received his education at the Rose Hill Country School. In 1941 he enlisted & served during World War II in the United Kingdom. On October 12th, 1944 he married his Scottish lass in Edinburgh, Scotland. Emil returned to Canada in September of 1945 and Betty joined him in March of 1946. He worked for several farmers until 1950, when he became employed as janitor for the Davidson School. After six years with the school he worked for Hodgins Dray Service until his employment with the Town of Davidson in 1958 as Utility Man. During his years with the town, he saw many changes & improvements. The installation of water & sewer was one of many that he was involved with. Emil retired in 1978 to pursue his hobbies, fishing, hunting, woodworking in his shop, gardening & coaching major league hockey and baseball from the comfort of his armchair. Emil's greatest joy was his family. He taught some how to fish & hunt, & some how to use a saw. His gardening skills were passed on to all. Water/water/water: we miss you. The celebration of Emil's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 7th, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the Davidson Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson, Sask., with Pastor Doug Miner officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.