Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Muriel M. passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2000. Muriel was born July 24, 1914 in Shaunigan Lake, BC and lived for many years on her parents farm near Dilke, Saskatchewan. She went on to become a teacher and taught in country schools until her marriage to Walter in 1939. They lived in various towns in Saskatchewan, among them, Verwood, Liberty, Crane Valley and Nokomis. Muriel has lived in Moose Jaw since 1973 where she enjoyed gardening, playing cards and visiting with friends and family. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Walter in 1984, and by her sisters, Winnie and Alice and her brothers, Leonard and Harold. She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Harold (Betty) of Calgary, Dale (Anita) of Edmonton, her four grandchildren, Wendy (Stephen), Jeffrey, Tim and Derek and her much loved great-granddaughter, Anna. She is also survived by her two sisters, Daisy and Marjorie as well as her many nieces and nephews and very special long time friends, Mary and Wray Lynch of Moose Jaw. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 3:30 P.M. at the St. John's Anglican Church, Moose Jaw with Rev. Ian Payne officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot, Rosedale Cemetery, Moose Jaw. Sask.
- Clarence. After a prolonged illness, Clarence passed away in Lestock Hospital, age 80. Predeceased by his parents, an infant brother; three sisters and a brother; Clarence is survived by two daughters; five sons; two grandsons and a granddaughter; three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation and interment of ashes in the Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, Sask.
- Frederick David. On Friday, June 21, 2002, Mr. Fred Archer, age 63, passed away suddenly at his residence in Bethune, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Wilhemina Archer and two sisters, Florence and Grace. Fred is survived by eight sisters and one brother: Hazel (Forbes) Muir, Thelma (Al) Busse, Beth (Irwin) Dunajski, Mary (Fred) Lee, Elsie (John) Mesinchuk, Norma (Dale) Roney, Welda (Ted) Mann, Helen (Bob) Barss and William John Archer and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at Dilke Cemetery with Rev. Walter Gardiner officiating.
- Leonard. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard at the age of 94 years. Len will be greatly missed by his daughter Yvonne (Donald) Williamson and his son Dareau (Judy); grandchildren Shannon, Lynsi, Scott, Stacy, Karen and Ryan; seven great grandchildren and one brother Frank (Rose). He was predeceased by his wife Mary and many brothers and sisters. Len was born in Odessa, later the family moved to Dilke where they farmed. In 1920 they moved to Regina where Len met the love of his life, Mary. They were married shortly after and were together for 56 years. Len had a trucking company and started the Yellow Cab Company, which he ran for several years. He was the Light-Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion of Saskatchewan from 1936-1939. A MEMORIAL GATHERING for family and friends to celebrate Len's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home in the Arbor Room, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday July 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
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- Alphonse Adam (August 10, 1940 - October 31, 2010). Alphonse passed away peacefully at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital with family by his side. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Alvina; daughters Janice (Donald) Fahlman, Cheryl Ball (Brian), JoAnn (Peter) Lamer and Shannon Scott; grandchildren Shawn (Angela) and Scott (Meagan) Fahlman, Shelby and Brae-Anne Oates, and Shantel, Jocelyn and Tyson Scott; and great-grandchildren Kelsey and Madalyn Fahlman. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK. Visitation with family and friends will follow at the Dilke Community Hall.
- Ernest William. After bravely enduring a long illness, Ernie Barry of Edmonton died peacefully on March 15, 2003 at 84 years of age. Small-town Dilke, Saskatchewan hockey player, lumberjack, WW2 soldier, entrepreneur, early-morning swimmer, jokester, fisherman and philosopher, Ernie loved life and laughter and "opened each day as a precious gift." Ernie will live on in the memory of his family; his loving wife of 52 years, Maria, his children, Norma Martin, Janet (John) Thomas and David Berry, granddaughters Angela and Alana Martin and great-granddaughter Kayla. Ernie requested that no service be held.
- Katherine (nee Folk), late of Santa Maria Nursing Home and formerly of Dilke, Sask. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Sebastian; her parents, Adeline and Anton Folk; brothers Clem, Albert, Leo and Joseph; brothers-in-law John Holzer, John Fahlman, Charlie Wollbaum and sister-in-law Mary Folk. Katherine is survived by her children Leonard, Lorraine (Joe), Eileen (Gordon), Arnold (Marilyn), Loretta Ann (Ken); grandchildren, Peggy (Brian), Natalie (Jason), Michael, Kevin, Kenneth, Matthew, Thomas and Nicholas; great grandchildren Alexander and Sophie. Katherine is also survived by her sisters, Pauline, Agatha, Helen, Mary (George) and Anne (Frank); sisters-in-law, Kay, Mary and Emma as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Boniface R.C. Church, Dilke, Sask. with Rev. L. Kaufmann, OMI celebrant. Interment to follow at Dilke Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Friday, December 1, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, Regina with Rev. J. L. Folk, officiating.
- Mary Theresa (nee Ziegler) April 1, 1920 - March 8, 2014. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Theresa Bast on March 8, 2014 at the age of 93. Mary will be forever remembered by her husband of 67 years, Alfred Bast; her children, Linda (Jerry) Metz, Darlene Jacobson, Francis (Karen) Bast and Judy (Raymond) Gartner; grandchildren, Darryl (Wanda) Metz, Donald (Jennifer) Metz, Kevin (Tammy) Metz, Carla (Frank) Browne, Carey (Colleen) Jacobson, Anita (Dean) Swanson, Cory (Rena) Bast, Kyla (Bradley) Herauf, Mark Gartner, Christine (Armando) Bottaro; great grandchildren, Zachary, Noah, Joshua, Ben, Jonah, Ethan, Kendra, Parker, Preston, Ashleigh, Thorten, Codey, Cole, Emily, Levi, Jesse and Lola. Also, left to cherish her memory is her sister Julia (Fred) Ell, daughter in law Loretta Bast, sisters and brothers in law, Pauline Sigmeth , Josephine Ziegler, Rose Church, Bernadette Selinger, Frank (Dorothy) Bast, Theresa Lipp, Richard (Margaret) Bast, Christina (Andrew) Ziegler, Frederick Bast, Anthony (Kathy) Bast, Catherine Hensrud as well as many nieces, nephews , extended family and friends. Mary is predeceased by her parents John and Anne (Lipp) Ziegler; Mother and Father in law Frank H. and Katherine Bast (Schmidt); brothers and sisters, Chris and Mary Ziegler, Barbara and Ross Brilz, Magdalena and John Frohlick, Frank and Matilda Ziegler, Theresa and Jack Schaeffer, Tony Ziegler, George Sigmeth, Glenn Church, Ralph Selinger, Vaughan Hensrud, George Lipp, Violet Bast. Mary was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, sister and friend. She was born and raised in Dilke, Sk . where she was an active member of the community and church, enjoyed curling and softball, was a telephone operator, worked at the hotel, and managed the Co-op store. Upon retirement she moved to Regina and enjoyed bingo, casinos, family and friends. She loved greatly, was loved dearly and will be missed daily. Special thank you to all the staff at Sunset Extendicare, Palliative Home Care and Pasqua Hospital for all their excellent and compassionate care.
- Gwendoline "Gwen" (nee Daintree). The family sadly announces Gwen's peaceful death at the University of Alberta Hospital on July 5, 2011 at the age of 98 years. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Kathleen (Kay) Seidler (Earl) of Edmonton, Alberta; Carolyn (Chuck) Lumsden of Clarkleigh, Manitoba; Brian (Hannah) Bathgate of La Ronge, Saskatchewan; Brenda (Wayne) Portice of Edmonton Alberta; 10 grandchildren,15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Claire, daughter Janet Marion, parents George and Eliza Daintree, brother Robert Daintree and granddaughter Denise Frick. Gwen was born June 15, 1913 in Kedelston, Sask. The family moved to Dilke in 1921 when her father purchased the Dilke Hotel. After finishing Normal School she taught in various schools in Sask. She met our father in Bridgeford, Sask where she taught. They were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived in Kenora, Ont. until April 1940 when they moved to Dilke. Their children Janet Marion and Brian were born while they were there. They then moved to Belle Plaine, Sask. where Brenda was born. They moved to Regina in 1952 where she resumed her teaching career. She taught for 27 years with the Regina School Board and was principal of Innismore and Queen Elizabeth schools. She retired in 1979 and lived in the Prince Charles Apts following her husbandís death. She began spending her summers in Clarkleigh with her daughter Carolyn. In 2007 she began spending the winters in Edmonton with Kay and Brenda. In 2010 she moved into the Allen Gray Lodge where she enjoyed the company of the residents and especially Poonam, the lodge attendant. While there she enjoyed the Adult Day Support, and the entertainment. The music began and her toe would start tapping. She had a dance a few times while there. She could always be found playing Kings in the Korner with Poonam and the others. She went to the symphony and took a trip to BC with her daughter Kay. We celebrated her 98th birthday in June where she had a dance with her nieces husband Al and gave a wonderful speech about her life. She was past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge in Dilke. She was a member of Knox Metropolitan Church since 1952 and worked on many committees. She looked forward to the letters and phone calls she received from her friends. Her compassion for others extended to the far corners of the world with her children in World Vision. A celebration of her life will be held at Knox Metropolitan Church in Regina on July 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. At her request internment will be held at 11:00 a.m. July 23, 2011 in the family plot in Dilke, Sask.
- Margaret. B.A., M.A., S.O.M. Margaret Belcher was born at Dilke on December 19, 1920, and died in the VIP Special Care Home in Regina on June 29, 2003. She attended Luther College, then was a scholarship student in Arts at the University of Saskatchewan. She began teaching at Regina College in 1944, took her M.A. at the University of Toronto, taught high school in Rosetown for a year, and returned to teach French at Regina College, now the University of Regina. She was Dean of Women at Regina College, and later acting head of the French department at the University of Regina. Her experience, wisdom and sound advice were greatly valued on many university committees. She undertook postgraduate studies in France and published articles and a book in the field of 18th century literature. As a naturalist and conservationist, Margaret served on the executive of the Saskatchewan Natural History Society for 21 years, including a year as president, was associate editor of the society's quarterly, the Blue Jay, was made a Fellow of the society in 1989, and participated in annual Christmas Bird Counts and Breeding Bird Censuses. She authored two editions of Birds of Regina as well as The Isabel Priestly Legacy: Saskatchewan Natural History Society, 1949-1990. In 1988 Margaret was named Soroptomist International Woman of the Year in Regina. On retirement to the family farm near Dilke that year, the University of Regina named a scholarship in French studies in her honour and she was appointed the only honorary member of the Faculty of Arts. She became involved in preservation of St. Lucy's Church in Dilke, in the local branch of the Canadian Red Cross and in other community activities. She was invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1997, and received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003. Margaret was predeceased by her father, Stanley R. Belcher; her mother, Mary McArton Belcher; and her brother, Boswell Belcher. She leaves behind her sister, Mary Houston and her brother-in-law, Dr. Stuart Houston. She will be greatly missed by her niece, Dr. Margaret Houston, her nephews, Dr. Stan Houston, David Houston, Dr. Don Houston, and Mitchell Blauel, and their families, with whom she had a very close relationship. The funeral will be held at St. Lucy's Anglican Church, Dilke, Saskatchewan at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4, with interment in the family plot in the Dilke Cemetery. Speers Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
- Viola (nee Duesing). The family of Viola Bennett, of Chamberlain, sadly announce her passing. Viola joined her lifelong partner James, on Saturday, April 27th, 2002. Viola was born on the family farm at Dilke, SK on January 10, 1925 to Paul and Dorothy Duesing. In her teens, she met and married Jim Bennett of Chamberlain. The young couple worked several years for Jim's dad and eventually started up their own trucking company. Jim would be out hauling loads and Viola would be at home selling Massey Harris parts and keeping the books. Soon they were blessed with 3 children and added farming to their business plans. They also spent several years in Regina, where Viola worked as the receptionist for Deluxe Beauty Salons. They then returned to Chamberlain to operate Number 11 Confectionary for 3 years, after which Viola and Jim continued to farm and enjoyed a slower pace of life. Viola enjoyed her many friends and grandchildren, who especially helped fill the void after Jim's passing. Viola is predeceased by her parents Paul and Dorothy, her husband James and grandson Ryan. Her incredible strength and courage will be remembered by her sons and daughter Robert (Elaine), James (Brenda) and June (Randy Heise), her grandchildren Sherry (Richard Schropp), Carrie (Michael Kistner), Jeanine Heise (Steven Houle), Mark Heise (Joanne Pheleppou), Tyler and Brittany Bennett, great-grandchildren Tisha and Taylor Kistner, and her brother Lester (Audrey) Duesing, in-laws Cleve (Doris) Bennett, Bill (Hilda) Bennett and Opal Harris, several nephews and nieces, many close and cherished friends. Visitation will be held for family and friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sharon Davis officiating. Interment in Chamberlain cemetery.
- Theresa Mary (nee Fuchs). With sadness in our hearts, the family of Theresa "Terri" share the news of her passing on May 2, 2003. Terri was born in Dilke, SK on October 15, 1921. She was predeceased by her husband Fred; two brothers Frank and Alec; and parents Peter and Theresa Fuchs. Theresa served in the Circulation Department of the Regina Leader Post for 25 years. She is survived by her step-daughters (Carol) John Cook of Condie, SK and Hazel George of Airdrie, AB; as well as brothers Anton "Tony" Fuchs of Regina and Joe (Berta) Fuchs of Regina; sisters Rose (Bill) Lipinski of Regina, Isabelle Butler of Regina and Phyllis (Sid) Siddall of Courtenay, BC; as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews. Theresa was the proud grandmother of Charles Roe, Chadwick Cook and Holly (nee Cook) Smith; as well as great-grandmother to Keaton, Cooper and Haley Roe; Paige and Zakari Smith; and Sarah Cook. FUNERAL MASS will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2049 Scarth Street on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Emmett Morrissey, celebrant. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home.
- Elizabeth. It is with sadness that her family announce the passing of Gertrude Elizabeth Boehme on Monday January 17, 2011. Aunt Gert was born October 11, 1921 in Dilke, Sask. She was the youngest of 5 daughters born to Anna & Fritz Boehme, formerly of Halle Germany. Although small in stature, she was strong in spirit. She spent her formative years during the struggles of the 30's. The influences of her parents and those of her older sisters, all of whom went on to pursue professional careers, resulted in her decision to teach. She taught at Edwards School, Cupar, Cabri and finally William Grayson School in Moose Jaw. Many of her students have contacted her over the years conveying their thanks and appreciation. Gertrude loved to walk. On her daily excursions, she took in the beauty of creation; admiring the seasons with their, ever-changing, flora and fauna. Aunt Gert also cherished her moments of solitude. She was an avid reader and would spend endless hours with a book or listening pensively to one of her many albums of Classical music. Chez Nous has been her home for the last 16 years. Gertrude loved her home and the kind and caring staff she was fortunate enough to know over this time. Gertrude leaves us now to be with her parents, Anna and Fritz, her four sisters, Charlotte (Freeman), Helene (Williams), Hilda (Petruic), and Emma (LaBuik), her nephews, Eric and Eugene and her great nephew, Peter. She is survived by fourteen nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Gert's Life will take place at W. J. Jones & Son Chapel on Friday January 21, 2011 at 11:00 am. Reverend Doug Shepherd will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
- Herman Carl (April 14, 1931 - February 14, 2012). Herman passed away February 14, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Dilke, Saskatchewan, the tenth of eleven children. He was an accomplished carpenter, earning his journeyman's status in 1954. He married Darlene in 1959 and built their first home in Regina. After having two daughters, the family moved to Calgary in 1967. Herman spent his working years in the construction industry and over the years he enjoyed curling, bowling, playing cards, and a day at the ponies. Herman is survived by his devoted wife of fifty-two years, Darlene (nee Popowich); his children: Cheryl (Paul), Carolyn (Rick); four grandchildren: Holly, Kendra, Erica, and Ashley; sisters: Martha, Freda and Ella; brothers: Willie (Evelyn), Alfred (Gloria) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Emma; his sisters: Elsie and Anne, and his brothers: Arthur, Frank, and Carl. The family would like to thank the amazing staff in Unit 32 at the Foothills Medical Centre for their compassionate and dedicated care. A Funeral Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 6351 Ranchview Drive NW, Calgary on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.
- Albina (nee Lipp) Massine Bonogofsky (February 14, 1922 - January 17, 2013). Albina passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the age of 90 years. She is survived by her son Edward (Darlene) Massine, grandchildren Jodi (Larry), Rick, Steffie (Doug), Darla & Janelle (Steve), 9 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sisters Anne Embury, Janet (George) Hoffart, Rose (John) Hoffart, Margaret (Tony) Bitz, Clara (Ralph) Miller & sister-in-law Gladys Fuchs, extended family Ken & Theresa Marquart, Doug & Dorothy Cocks & their families as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Albina was predeceased by her parents Theodore & Magdalina Lipp, first husband Val Massine, second husband John Bonogofsky, brother Jack Lipp, brother in-law Frank Embury & daughter Lillian Molloy. Albina spent her life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as a great-great-grandmother. Her career years were spent as a telephone operator in Dilke, working as a restaurant manager in both Dilke & Chaplin, as well as 20 years at Kresges, Regina. She spent many hours listening to Daniel O'Donnell's music in her (little pad) retirement home. Albina is in heaven right now dancing the German Polka with her beloved Val. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave, Regina, SK. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia RC Church - 5020-7th Ave, Regina, SK. Interment will follow at Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK.
- Edward Lloyd was born in Dilke, on September 11, 1927 and was promptly nick-named Bud. He departed this world on March 3, 2010 with his family by his side. Mourning his passing and celebrating his life are his wife of 44 years, Carmelle, daughters, Cheryl (Doug Starnes), Myrna (Cody Lew), Brenda (Brent Forrest), Sue (Eric Exner) and eight grandchildren. He is survived by brothers Don (Edna) and Gerry; sisters-inlaw Rita Breese, Lenore Johnson, Maxine (Larry Nicholson), Mary and Maxine Dureault, as well as aunts, uncles and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed obtained his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and completed his Masters Degree at Colorado State University. His career began as a teacher, and subsequently Vice Principal, in Carrot River. Numerous government positions followed including: Director of Training, Emergency Measures; Director, Personnel and Training, Dept of Natural Resources; and Chief, Trade and Occupational Training, Dept of Education where he developed training centres as a precursor to the present Community Colleges. He concluded his professional career in 1987 as Director of Professional Training and Staff Development, Dept of Health. He was a civil servant for 38 years and 287 days. Ed's life's work led him to many adventures including a CIDA program in Ghana, West Africa, where he acted as Principal, Accra Technical Training Centre eventually handing the Centre over to the Ghanaian Government. In La Ronge, he acted as Director of Colleges Branch, Dept. of Northern Sask and brought training opportunities to the north. Ed was actively involved in St. Martin's Parish Council, he was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus and a founding member of the Wascana Investment Club. Summers at the Katepwa Lake cottage were one of his greatest joys. He was instrumental in the formation of the Resort Village of Katepwa South and subsequent Mayor for 16 years. As Mayor he worked tirelessly for the amalgamation and creation of the District of Katepwa. He was deeply loved and will be remembered fondly for his family commitment, generous heart, devotion to education, and passion for wildlife. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin R.C. Church, 4720 Castle Road on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Amelia "Meno" Felicia (nee Selinger). On January 28, 2003, Amelia Felicia Brhelle passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Albert Selinger and Mary Eve (Schmidt) Selinger; brothers: Anton (Fred), Philip, Gustave & John; sisters: Agatha (Genevieve) Todd; Mary Brucker; and her loving husband of 58 years, Leo. Amelia is survived by her sisters: Otillia Hill; Katharina (Ross) Richards; Louine (Henry) Marchand and Marjorie Wright. Leo and Amelia's daughters are Leona (Fred - deceased) Nabe of Medicine Hat, AB; June Brhelle of Langley, BC; Donna (Mike) Fischer of Lumsden; Kathy (Wolf Gaedtke) Deck of Edmonton, AB; Patty (Dennis) Frank of London, ON; sons Terry (Lois) of Abbotsford, BC; Jerry (Millie) of London, ON; Len (Wendy) of Regina; 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Amelia was born on February 17, 1917 in Dilke, SK. At an early age, Mom moved to Regina and found employment with Yaeger's Furs. In 1937, she met Leo and on December 26, 1940 they were wed. Mom was an excellent homemaker and took a great deal of pride in caring for her home and in raising her children. Mom, also known as Auntie Meno, performed wonders in her tiny kitchen. There were ten mouths to feed and no one ever left her table hungry. Grandma will be fondly remembered for her Jam-Jam cookies, cabbage rolls, plum dumplings, and noodles. Mom also had a passion for knitting and her slippers kept the oldest and youngest toes warm. Mom was a long-time member of the Catholic Women's League and Little Flower Church. Both Mom and Dad were proud members of that faith community. A year after Dad's passing, Mom decided to move from Lumsden to Langley, BC to live with her daughter June. Family members there will hold a small memorial service for her. While living in Lumsden, Mom and Dad enjoyed their connection with St. Michaels' Retreat and Mom, her retreat days. As a result, the family has decided to hold the local memorial service at St. Michael's on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.
- Ceres (nee Gustafson) July 13, 1918 - April 3, 2011. Ceres passed into eternal life peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Born to Anna and Gunnar Gustafson in Dilke, she had one brother, Gunnar and one sister, Ose. While quite young, the family moved to Regina Beach, where she grew up. Ceres married James Alexander Bryden in 1939, and they lived on the Bryden family farm near Bethune for a short time before moving to Regina Beach. She always provided terrific support to her husband in his trucking business and later with painting cottages and houses that Alex built, although her main priority was devoted homemaker. She was always content with her life and willing to make sacrifices to help her family. Predeceased by a grandson, David in infancy and her husband in 1992, Ceres is survived by four children and their families, son Dale (Darlene), grandson Dan (Claudia) and great-grandchildren David and Olivia, granddaughter Deborah and great-grandchildren Kaelen and MacKenzie; son Gary (Kathy), grandson Russ (Kelly) and greatgrandchildren Kyle and Ryan, grandson Randy (Jackie) and great-grandchildren Josh, Rylie and Jayda, and granddaughter Renelle (Greg) and great-grandchildren Davis and Colby; daughter Deanna (Ross) and grandson Brad (Eve) and greatgrandchildren Will, Angus and Ewen and grandson Rob (Tess) and greatgrandchildren Lara and Dylan and grandson Neil; and daughter Jeanette and grandchildren Mark (Ashley) and Cheryl. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ceres always had a large vegetable garden each summer. She also enjoyed picking saskatoons, sewing, knitting, crocheting and was especially gifted at baking. Cinnamon buns and pies were her specialties. She enjoyed watching all four of her children curl, and was always a willing and loving babysitter for her grandchildren. Ceres had ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. In more recent years, she enjoyed her flower gardens and watching for hummingbirds each summer. She loved living at Regina Beach, but moved to Regina in 2009 because of declining health to live with her daughter and afterwards in Parkside Extendicare. The family would like to thank those Parkside caregivers who were so caring and supportive to Mom with special recognition and gratitude to Marlene and Candace. At her request, there will be no funeral, but a private interment will be held at a later date. Because of her faith and values, we are confident that Mom is now feeling joy, love and peace.
- Sr. Anastasia, formerly Sr. Rose Theresa, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney, on Monday, April 14, 2008 at the age of 96, in the 69th year of her religious life. Born in Dilke, Sask., she was the daughter of the late Patrick Thomas and Anna Theresa (Peterson) Byrne. Sr. Anastasia entered the congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on Feb. 3, 1938, pronounced her first vows on Aug. 24, 1939, and her final profession of vows on Aug. 14, 1944. Her ministry and service were in various areas of homemaking, in office and catechetical works, as well as in parish visiting and pastoral care. She received diplomas in office skills and in pastoral and hospital visiting. In Nova Scotia, Sr. Anastasia lived and served at St. Charles Convent, Dominion; Catholic Charities, Sydney, Little Flower Institute, Bras d’Or; in Antigonish at Bethany, Bishop’s residence, R.K. MacDonald Guest House and St. Martha’s Hospital. In Western Canada she served in Alberta at St. Alphonsus Convent, Blairmore and Holy Spirit Parish in Calgary; in Regina, Sask., at Martha House and in North Kamloops, B.C., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent. Sr. Anastasia was the youngest of five children and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by a brother, Ernest and three sisters, Ruth Gemmall, Jean Foley and Ester Marie. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The remains will be resting at Bethany beginning Thursday afternoon, April 17, 2008, at 1:15 p.m. where a celebration of vigil will be held on that same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel.
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- Joan (nee Roberts), June 3, 1935 - November 26, 2006. LOVE YOU MOM (Nanny). With children and grandchildren at her side Joan softly and peacefully joined husband Garvin. Joan was predeceased by her husband Garvin, parents William and Irene Roberts, step-mother Helen, infant daughter Debra, infant granddaughter Lindsie, son-in-law Tony Culic, grandson-in-law Shane, and brothers Glen and Jim. She is survived by son Jack (Linda) Graham of Saskatoon, SK, and their family, Kerri (Michael) Aaron, Josh and Ethan, Kristal Sheadon, Saul, and Kalen, daughter Tam (Tom) Moore of Regina, SK, and their family, Marci (JJ) Seth, Nikki Colten, son Jim Cairnes of Mont Tremblant, QUE, daughter Barb (Brad) Motoshosky of Regina, SK, and their family Brittinee, Reese, and Chase, daughter Sandy (Bryan) Lipp of Regina, SK and their family Allyssa and Alexandra (baby Alex), son Jeff Cairnes of Mont. Treblant, QUE, sisters and families, Lois (Lloyd) Shaw of Swan River MB, and Lynda Leming of Surrey, BC, special friend and family Walter Young of Stonewall, MB, sisters-in-law and families, Audrey (Glen) Shoemaker of Grandview, MB, Bea Cairnes of Grandview, MB, Hazel (Bud) Childs of Dauphin, MB. Joan is also survived by her extended family members and by her friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK, with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. For those wishing, viewing will be offered between 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. Interment will take place in the Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- Glenn Francis, 84 years old, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Wascana Grace Hospice in Regina on Saturday December 17, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents Ada and Charles Church, brother Mayson who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II, his infant brother Arthur, his mother and father-in-law Frank and Katherine Bast, as well as two sister-in-laws and four brother-in-laws. Glenn is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 60 years Rose Marie, daughters Shirley (Walter) Ball, Glenda (Clifford) Hoffart, 3 sons Garry (Marlene), Charles (Patricia), Richard (Joan), in addition to eleven grandchildren, Tanya Wilde, Duane Church (Heather), Erica (John) Bjerland, Glenn (Lizanne) Church, Jared (Crystal) Church,, Jill Church (Moses), Nicole Church (Josh), Lana (Blair) Chaykoski, Jordan (Vanessa ) Church, Davin Church (Talitha), Jamie (Carey) Malacko, one great grand child, Logan Richard Noel Church born December 14, 2005 and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Glenn also leaves to mourn daughter-in-law Glenda Church and special grandson Blair Wilde. Glenn was born at Dilke, Saskatchewan on June 10, 1921. In 1945, he married his best friend Rose Marie Bast and they continued on with the Church family farm until he retired in 1975. Glenn loved participating in a variety of sports from baseball and hockey to curling and golf during his retirement years. Being a farmer Glenn was a lover of animals, especially his horses and cats. Throughout the years, Glenn was involved in many organizations and committees: 4H Beef Club, Dilke Athletic, Dilke Hall Board, Dilke United Church Board, Dilke Co-op and the Dilke and Highland Curling Club. In 1966, they moved to Regina where he was not only a member of the Highland Curling Club, but worked as an Icemaker from 1969 to 1981. In 1981, Glenn and Rose moved to Alice Beach, not far from their home town of Dilke where he was the first mayor and enjoyed carpentry, fishing and a game of pool with whom ever stopped by. In 2004 Glenn and Rose moved back to Regina. Glenn was a very patient, loving and kind man and a good friend to all who knew him. His greatest joy was having his family and friends around for special occasions or just to sit on the deck, at their home, to enjoy a glass of iced tea and bowl of fresh picked raspberries from the garden. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday Dec 21, 2005 at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Dr. Regina Sask. Special thanks to all the nurses and doctors at the Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Grace Hospice. Glenn, now that you're with your long missed brothers, you'll be sadly missed and greatly remembered by all of us. We love you..... Hey Dad as you were passing on We reminisced of you. We thought of all the time you shared and love you gave us too. We shared our thoughts with each other and with your grandchildren too, So they may share your legacy with all "their" loved ones too. And so you know we'll miss you dad. Your love and laughter too. But know, one day we'll meet again and share our thoughts with you. ~J. Church. All our love.
- Marion Matilda (nee Hein). It is with great sadness the family would like to announce the passing of Marion Matilda who passed away on December 22, 2004 at the age of 75 years. She was predeceased by her husband Phillip; parents August and Emma Hein; brother Alvin and sisters Martha and Erna. Marion is survived by her loving children Lloyd (Lorraine), Regina; Larry, Kamloops BC; Lorraine (Ron) Rogoschewsky, Chamberlain; Leonard (Vanessa), Dilke; Lavern (Margaret), Dilke; grandchildren Peter Folk; Colin (Tammy) Folk; Jennifer (Scott) Kuntz; Amanda Chypiska; Chad (Rhonda) Minchuk; Kyle and Rene Rogoschewsky; Avery, Reid and Benjamin Chypiska; and Dionne Chypiska; great grandchildren Brittney, Alexander, Gracie, Anna and Owen; sisters Dolores (Glen) Groff and Irene Wolf; brothers Herbert (Alice) Hein, Dennis (Judy) Hein and Ronald (Opal) Hein; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and a number of nieces and nephews. Marion was born at Hein's Beach and her love of the lake stayed in her heart. She spent many hours at their cottage by Marion Heights. We will miss her caring and her love always. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in Dilke Memorial Hall, Dilke, SK. Interment will follow at Dilke Cemetery.
- Theresa "Tessie" Coderre was born on March 10, 1923 in Dilke, SK and passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Regina, SK at Parkside Extendicare. She was predeceased by her husband Alf; parents Anton and Rosie; nine brothers and sisters; and son-in-law Hartley Sandercock. Tessie leaves to cherish her memory her children MaryAnn Sandercock, Doreen (Elton) Cline, Linda (Edward) Jaman, Wayne (Donna) Coderre, Rodney Coderre and Wendy Coderre; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ethel Fischer, Jeanette Foster and Winnifred Coderre; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Tessie loved her family, playing Bingo and going to the casino. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
- Allan John, 1915 - 2002, passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on August 13, 2002 at the age of 87 years. Allan was the beloved husband of Martha for 55 years. He was a devoted and loving father to Ken (Jean) and Cliff (Sidney) as well as a very special grandpa to Scott, Erin, and Paige. Allan is survived by his twin sister Irene and sister Margaret as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Richard and his parents, Beatrice and John Courtice. Allan was born in Kedleston, Saskatchewan and spent most of his life in the Dilke area, operating a family farm. Allan proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. He and Martha moved to Calgary earlier this year. Family and friends are invited to A CELEBRATION OF ALLAN'S LIFE AND SPIRIT to be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Regina Funeral Home, Arbor Room.
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- Margaret Helen (nee Laing), late of Burnaby, B.C. passed away in Mount St. Joseph's Hospital, Vancouver on Wednesday, August 8, 2001. Margaret was born at Dilke, Saskatchewan on December 21, 1912, the eldest daughter of James and Mary Laing. She attended Wilkie Bay and Dilke Schools. Her training at Success Business College in Regina was a great asset to her, wherever she took up residence. She married Harold Davidson of Regina in 1938 and they lived in Regina, Moose Jaw, Vernon and Vancouver. Margaret was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Isabel Gardiner and Laura Joorisity; a brother, Stuart Laing and an infant brother James. Her husband, Harold also predeceased her, in 1998. She is survived by her son, Harvey of Salmon Arm, B.C. and her daughter, Shirley Heaton of Burnaby, B.C. She will be missed by her grandchildren; Tracey (Brian) McDougall of Victoria, Craig Davidson, Kathy Heaton, Dennis Heaton and Amy Heaton all of Vancouver. Her great grandchildren, Tyler and Nicole McDougall also survive her. Margaret will be remembered by her sisters, Alice Laing of Regina, Violet Yates of Merritt, B.C., Lillian McArton of Bethune, Beatrice (Harold) Struthers of Ogema, her brother, Douglas (Vera) Laing of Bethune and her sister-in-law Reva Laing of Regina. There are also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grandnephews who have fond memories of Auntie Marg. Marg was an avid sports fan, talented in many kinds of handiwork, and she kept current on events in news and politics. Her Scottish ancestry was important to her and she was able to keep the family tree up-to-date. A private service will be held with the burial of cremated remains in the family plot in Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby.
- Susanna Jane Drake (October 7, 1873 - July 6, 1963) age 89 years, late of Dilke Sask. Mrs Drake was predeceased by her husband, J. R. Drake, in 1943. Mrs. Drake is survived by one son, Russell, Dilke, Sask.; two daughters, Mary Drake, Dilke Sask.; Mrs. (Margaret) Wheatley, Liberty, Sask. Funeral services will be held at the Dilke United Church on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Rev. A. Stanislov will officiate and interment will be in the Kedelston Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel.
- Albert Ian of Dilke, Saskatchewan. September 1, 1951 - December 16, 2006. It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Albert at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 55 years with his loving family by his side. His memory will be cherished by his devoted wife of 37 years Colleen, his sons Ryan and Jason (Reila) of Regina and Scott (Rhianna) of Winnipeg, his adored grandchildren Nolan, Jordan, Alexandra, Paul and Juleah of Regina. His parents Lester and Audrey of Regina and his sister Paula Kingston of Craven. He is also survived by his extended Gartner family who will sadly miss his presence, mother-in-law Theresa Gartner of Dilke, Mike (Glenda) of Saskatoon, Ray (Judy) of Regina, Dave of Regina, Tom of Calgary, Brenda (Rod) and Loretta (Alister) of Regina, Roberta (Dan) of Bethune and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and countless friends. He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, an infant son Paul, his father-in-law Tony and brother-in-law Gary. Albert devoted his entire life to farming, flying, fishing, family and friends. The family gratefully thank the entire staff of the Pallative Care Unit for Albert's gentle and compassionate care especially Dr.'s Clien and McMillan and each and every "angel of mercy". A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, December 18th, at Lee Funeral Home 3101 Dewdney Ave, Regina Sask. at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 20th, at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Parish, Dilke, Sask. Father Neil Osiowy celebrant.
- Lester. On Friday, January 7, 2011 with family at his side, Lester Albert Duesing passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. Lester was born on the family farm on July 21, 1919. He was predeceased by his sister Viola (Jim) Bennett; parents Paul and Dorothy; son Albert and grandson Paul. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Audrey; daughter Paula (Wayne) Kingston; grandchildren Kathryn (Julian), Deborah, Wendy (Alan), Ryan (Candace), Jason (Reila), Scott (Rihanna); twelve great grandchildren Jessica, Nolan, Jordan, Paul, Alexandra, Juleah, Kaitlyn, Hunter, Sydney, AJ, Anayea and Henry. Lester grew up on the family farm and went to school in Dilke. He farmed with his dad until the war broke out. Lester served his country overseas and returned to farming in 1945. While overseas he would use his leaves to help out at home. On January 27, 1948 Lester married the love of his life, Audrey MacKay and brought this city girl to the farm. In 1948 their first child Paula was born. Their second child, Albert followed in 1951. In 1961, Dad learned to fly. He shared his love of flying with his family and friends as often as he could. He also ran a crop spraying business for many years in the local district. He loved to fish and travel, spending many winters in the USA. Lester and Audrey moved to Regina permanently in 1972. He would still drive out to the farm every day to work the land and, of course, fly his airplane. The last few years Lester resided at Sunset Extendicare. The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Extendicare for all the care and support Lester received. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
- Beth (nee Archer) passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Wilhemena and siblings Hazel, Florence and Fred. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 59 years Irwin; children Pat (Ken) Fink, Donna (Greg) Chasse, Jo-Anne (Darren Illingworth) Elliott and Lynn Neithercut; grandchildren Terri, Micheal, Jeremy, Jeffrey, Craig, Daniel (Chloe), Kyle and Nicole; great-granddaughter Taylor; siblings Thelma, Mary, Elsie, Norma, Welda, Dick and Helen as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Beth was born in the Dilke District where she lived and worked until she and Irwin moved to Bethune and then Regina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Beth's family was her greatest joy and she was theirs. She loved greatly, was loved dearly and will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ken Koep officiating.
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- Daisy Hilda (nee Buck). On Thursday, August 17, 2006, Daisy Hilda Earl passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 98 years. Daisy was predeceased by her husband, Douglas H. Earl in August of 1981; by her parents, Harold and Minnie Buck; two brothers, Leonard and Harold Buck; and three sisters: Winnifred, Alice and Muriel. Left to cherish her memory are her family: three sons: Raymond Earl of Osage, Marvin (Fern) Earl of Calgary, AB, and James (Brenda) Earl of Weyburn; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Marjorie Earl; sisters-in-law: Hazel Glover, Marjorie Shirley and Margaret Buck; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Daisy Hilda Earl was born October 7, 1907 at Redjacket, the second daughter of Harold and Minnie Buck. The family moved to farm in the Dilke area in1910, then to Shaunigan Lake, BC in 1912, moving back to farm near Dilke in 1915. Schooling started while in BC then at Dilke, with high school being completed at Craik. Daisy then attended Normal School in Regina in 1925. The first year of her teaching career was at Goldrich School, north of Bethune in 1926. The following year she taught at Neal School in the north Osage District, and stayed teaching at Neal until her marriage to a young local farmer, Douglas H. Earl, on February 21st, 1934. Now being a wife, homemaker and in December, a mother, she stayed home to raise her family, becoming involved in the community and the school once the boys were attending. They lived on two different rental properties in the area, purchasing their own farm in 1945 where they raised their family before building their own home in Osage in 1963. Daisy lived there until February of 2003, when she moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home in March, and remained there until her time of passing. Daisy loved to knit, crochet, tat and visit. She had a large vegetable and flower garden and enjoyed being a homemaker. There were always crossword puzzle books available and she enjoyed reading the newspapers and keeping articles of special events or announcements. Her family and friends looked forward to receiving the many letters she would send them. Daisy regularly attended the Osage United Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid and the United Church Women of Osage. Family was very important to Daisy, and they never remember an angry word ever spoken. She remained calm and greeted everyone with a smile. She was never one to complain and kept her independence right up until the end. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all she knew and loved. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.
- Marjorie Ethel (nee Buck), late of Weyburn passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the age of 92 years. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Minnie Buck; her husband, Clarence Earl; daughter Doreen; sisters: Winnie (Norman) Simpson, Alice (Eric) Archer, Daisy (Doug) Earl, Muriel (Walter) Alsopp, brothers: Leonard (Priscilla) Buck, Harold Buck. Marjorie is survived by her daughters: Dolores (Earl) Dupuis, Bethune, and their family, Debbie (Rick) Hammel, Les (Norma) Dupuis, Patti Dupuis; Dianne (Ron) Sander, Weyburn; and their daughter, Joanne (Tim) Smith; her great grandchildren: Dominique, Jonah, Likeisha, Jeremy, Alex, Ryden, Jarrin, Keianna; sisters-in-law: Margaret Buck, Marjorie Shirley along with numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was born on June 25, 1919 in Dilke, SK. On April 16, 1941, Marjorie married Clarence Earl. Together they farmed at Osage until 1981, when Clarence’s poor health led to their moving to Weyburn. Marjorie enjoyed gardening and had a huge vegetable garden along with flower gardens. Knitting sweaters was one of Marjorie’s favorite past-times and she enjoyed giving the sweaters to visitors, especially children. Marjorie’s other hobbies included crocheting and liquid embroidery. The coffee pot was always on as she enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was an organist at the Osage United Church for many years and a member of the Osage United Church Women. Marjorie enjoyed baking and was noted in the family for her buns, cinnamon buns, cherry cheesecake, and Easter Bunny cakes. She took great pride in her entries at the Creelman fair for many years. Marjorie loved holiday celebrations especially with her family. A private family graveside service for Marjorie will be held at a later date by her request. Interment to follow at Osage Cemetery, Osage.
- Steven Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2006 in Regina at the age of 84, with family by his side. Steve was predeceased by his parents Edward and Rosa, brothers Tony and Pius: sisters Ida, Annemarie and Katherine; sons-in-law Keith Korney and Kurt Stach and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy; sons Richard (Glenny) and Robert; daughters Eileen Eberts, Arlene Stach, Louise (Daryle Ramnes), and Margaret (Lavern Chypiska). Steve is also survived by his grand-children Ed (Sunni), Mark (Lorrie), Paul, Tammy (Ian Arnold), Erin, Robin, Shannon (Josh Kern) Janelle, Michael, Alana, Curtis, Kristopher, Avery, Reid and Benjamin. Left to remember their great grandpa are Madisson, Paige, Steven, Chase, Devyn, Ashton, Jordyn, Braiden, Jenna and Jacee, Also left to mourn are Steve's brother John; sisters Anne (Joe Wingert), Regina (Bill Matlock), Lizzie Geis, Rosemarie Hubick , and Emilia (Al Frohlick). Steve will also be lovingly remembered by many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Steve was born at Qu'Appelle on March 1st, 1922. He served in the Second World War and saw duty in England, Italy, Sicily and Holland with the Princess Patricia Regiment. After returning from the war Steve married Dorothy Ackerman of Holdfast and farmed in the Lumsden area until his retirement. Steve was a member of the Lumsden Legion and a Life Member of the Lumsden and District Lions Club. Steve's favourite activity was going to his Wee Too Beach cottage, gardening and fishing. Steve loved his family. He loved to tease his grand-children and great grand-children. According to one grand-child, Grandpa was the youngest old guy that I know. Funeral services will be held in the Lumsden Centennial Hall on Wednesday, October 18th, 1:00 PM with memorialisation to follow at the Dilke Cemetery.
- Rose (nee Thauberger), formerly of Dilke, SK. It is with deepest sadnessthat Rose's family announce her passing on Friday, February 1, 2002 at the age of 89 years. She passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital with her family at her side. Rose was predeceased by her parents Peter and Marie Thauberger; her husband Ferdinand Eisworth; infant sons Peter and Andrew; daughter Theresa; brothers Alex, Andrew and Peter Thauberger; sister Susan Huber; and sons-in-law William Jaeger and Duane Jolley. Left to cherish her memory are her children Laura Jaeger of Regina, Marie (Bud) Gemmell of Bethune, Agnes (Richard) Ackerman of Chamberlain, Ronald (Ruth) Eisworth of Penticton, Sharon (Gary) Webb of Las Vegas; grandchildren Deborah (Jean) Loiseau, Pam (Leo) Metz, Ronald (Shauna) Gemmell, Jacquie Ackerman, Patrick (Donna) Ackerman, Leanne (Jim) Carey, Carla Eisworth, Christine Webb and David Webb. Rose also leaves eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; brother John Thauberger of Toronto; and sisters Claire Woolsey and Sister Agnes Thauberger, S.S.A., both of Victoria. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 10:00 AM in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK, with Rev. Lester Kaufmann omi, celebrant.
- Charles James Ell passed away peacefully at the home of his son, Marc Ell, surrounded by loved ones and music on March 1, 2012 at the age of 94. Charlie was born May 15, 1917 on the family farm at Dilke, SK. to Harry and Philipena (Schmidt) Ell. He was the third child in a family of nine children. Charles is predeceased by his wife, Bernadette (Wolff); his father and mother Henry and Philipena Ell of Dilke, SK; his daughter, Rita Ell, two grandsons, Taylor and Michael Barter; brothers Alphonse, Albert, John and Joe Ell and sisters Barbara Embry, Emelia Ell and Anne McLean. Charlie is survived by his brother, Fred (Julia) Ell of Regina, SK.; his three daughters, Sharon (Peter)Birek of Toronto, ON; Joan (Peter) Hall of Calgary, AB; Judy (Jim) Brenneman of Langley, BC; his son, Marc (Donna) Ell of Regina, SK; and four grandchildren, Ashley (Robert) Rice, Lindsay Aitken, Johnathan and Andrea Ell. He will be dearly missed by Mary June (Al) Alto, Michael (Debbie) McKinney, Lance (Gail) McKinney, Dan McKinney and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many wonderful and caring friends and neighbours whose contribution to his care and quality of life were invaluable to him in his final years. Typical of his era, Charlie left school after grade 8 to help on the family farm but this limited education did not stop him from helping his children with high school physics, chemistry or math. He simply read the school textbooks and provided the answers. There was nothing he could not build from rock pickers to a state-oftheart kitchen to a pool table that all friends and family enjoyed. He was always available to his neighbors and his community to assist with numerous volunteer projects such as raising money for the church, community or school. Charlie enlisted in the Armed Forces in WW II and spent four years in England. By a stroke of good fortune, while jamming with his army buddies, his CEO was so impressed with his musical talents that he was removed from active military missions to an office job so that he could play in the Armed Forces Dance Band. His CEO felt that this was a better use of his talents even though he was a great shot with the rifle. Charlie married the love of his life Bernadette on October 25, 1946 and the happy couple took over the Fred Wolff farm at Liberty, SK. in 1948. Charlie enjoyed many happy years as an active farmer and continued to be a valuable farm consultant to his son, Marc, until his dying day. A farmer by trade, Charlie was a musician at heart and his music could be heard all over the surrounding communities of Liberty, SK. As the longest member to play in the Liberty Orchestra Charlie could play many instruments from saxophone to clarinet to bass guitar. He loved jamming with his friends and cherished playing with his grandchildren, Johnathan and Andrea Ell. He was a voracious reader who lived a thoughtful and examined life and enjoyed a quiet environment and his independence to the end. Charlie's celebration of life services will be held at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Imperial, SK. The prayer service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Lunch will be prepared by the Imperial Altar Society immediately following the funeral service. A private family internment in Wolffton Cemetery will follow the lunch. Anyone willing can make a contribution in the form of a compliment towards another as Charlie believed in expressing gratitude or appreciation without waiting until it is too late.
- Frederick (Fred) Frank (August 28, 1925 - January 12, 2015). Just six months after the death of his beloved wife, Julia (Ziegler), Fred Ell, of Regina, surrounded by family, slipped peacefully away on January 12, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Fred, the last of his siblings, was predeceased by his parents Philipina (Schmidt) and Henry Ell; brothers, Charles (Bernadette), Joseph, Alphonse (Sylvia), Albert and John Ell; sisters Anne (William) McLean, Barbara (Wins) Embury and Amelia Ell; Diane Michalchuk, Jim's life partner and one son Fredrick, in infancy. He is also predeceased by brothers-in-law Christian (Mary), Frank (Matilda) and Tony Ziegler, sisters-in-law Barbara (Ross) Brilz and (Peter Massine), Magdalena (John) Frohlick, Mary Bast and Theresa (Jack) Schaeffer. He is survived by children Patti (George) Schaan, Jim Ell, Sheila (Peter) Flasko, David (Leslie) Ell, Larry (Valerie) Ell, Burlington, ON, Joanne (Brad) Oliver, Edmonton, AB, Kathleen (Brent) Kezama, Katepwa Lake, SK and Juliette (Dean) Shaw; grandchildren Darren (Bernadette) Schaan, Rebecca (Dan) Turgeon, Robert (Kim) Schaan, Lee-Anne (Phil) Pearson, Miranda (Jon) Pearson and Jennifer Flasko (Jeff Tortyna), Vancouver, BC, Michael (Elisa) Flasko, Kirkland, WA, Alyssa (Justin) Moen and Jordan Ell (Brittany King), Victoria, BC, Skylar, McKinlee and Dakota Ell, Burlington, ON, Matthew O'Connell and Samantha O'Connell, Edmonton, AB, and their father, Tom O'Connell and Justice and Noah Shaw; great-grandchildren Keely, Zachary and Boston Schaan, Mason and Marek Turgeon, Felicity, Jonah and Samuel Schaan, Audrey Pearson and Ryder and Carter Flasko. Brother-in-law Alfred Bast and sisters-in-law Josie Ziegler and Velma Ell and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was born and raised in Dilke, SK where in his younger days he enjoyed and excelled in baseball and hockey. Dad and Mom were married November 18, 1947 and farmed in the Dilke area until moving to Regina in 1960. Dad was a wonderful husband and father. Dad always said he wished he could give Mom more and Mom always said that she wanted for nothing. While farming, Dad was also a school bus/bombardier driver making many emergency runs in the dead of winter when roads were impassable. He was a telephone repair line- man in the early days of party lines and operated his own wind-driven 32 volt power plant in the basement of the farm home. Dad was a self-taught man in many areas of electronics. It seemed there was nothing he could not repair and his wood-working skills are displayed in our homes. Dad worked for the Regina Public School Board for many years as head of the Maintenance Staff at Scott Collegiate and then moving to the Board Office to work in Instrument Repair, installing and maintaining time clocks and alarm systems until his retirement. In "retirement" he enjoyed honing his woodworking skills building many pieces of fine furniture, gardening and landscaping in the yard and spending time on his computer e-mailing and Skyping with friends and relatives. Dad was a brilliant man, a man of strong faith, a man ahead of his time and we are so privileged to have been his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad always enjoyed a good joke or prank, so we know heaven has become a happier place. Mom passed away so recently and we are comforted to know they are together once again. A rosary Prayer Vigil will take place on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK with Rev. Gary Lindenbach officiating. Interment will take place at Dilke Cemetery.
- John Lawrence passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Santa Maria Nursing Home at the age of 77 years. John is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Philipina (Schmidt); three brothers Joseph, Albert, & Alphonse (Sylvia); two sisters Amelia and Barbara (Wins) Embury; sister-in-law Bernie Ell; and brother-in-law Bill McLean. John will be dearly missed by sister Anastasia McLean of Regina, brothers Charles of Liberty and Fred (Julia) of Regina, sister-in-law Velma Ell of Shellbrook, and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. John will be fondly remembered as Regina's roadrunner, having run thousands of miles on Regina streets and participated in the Queen City Marathons. Special thanks to Santa Maria 4th floor staff of their care over the past eight years. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 10:30 am at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. E. Interment to follow at Dilke Cemetery.
- Joseph Edward Ell, late of Shellbrook, passed away in Shellbrook Hospital on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at the age of 85 years. Joseph was born on March 6, 1919 at the farm at Dilke, SK. to Harry and Philipena Ell. Joe completed his schooling in Dilke and then went to teacher training in Regina. His first school was in the Senate Govenlock area in 1940. When war was declared Joe enlisted in the Air Force and was sent overseas as a bombardier. He completed the required missions over enemy territory and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross 10FC presented to him by King George VI at Buckingham Palace. After his discharge in Canada in 1946 he enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Bachelor of Education degree. From there he moved to Buchanan to teach and met Velma McHarg who was teaching there also. They were married at Melfort in 1951. As a young married couple they moved to Aylsham where Joe was hired as principal of the school and where they stayed for seven years. Thinking they needed to experience city life they moved to Lloydminster for a brief time. Missing small town living they chose to move to Shellbrook which they grew to love. Joe retired in 1979 after completing over 35 years of teaching. After his retirement he spent many hours growing flowers and beautifying the yard which was admired and enjoyed by many. After a fall and injury to his shoulder he never did regain his physical strength and spent most of his remaining years in a private care home. Joe was an intellect and a born teacher loved and admired by the students who passed through his hands during his teaching career. Joe loved music and played his accordion well enough to entertain at dances and Senior's gatherings in Shellbrook and area. He loved jamming with his brothers and other family members. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Joe leaves to mourn his passing; his loving wife, Velma Ell of Shellbrook, SK., a sister; Anne McLean of Regina, SK., three brothers; Charlie (Bernie) Ell of Liberty, SK., Fred (Julie) Ell of Regina, SK., John Ell of Regina, SK. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents; Harry and Philipena Ell, brothers, Alphonse and Albert, sisters, Barbara and Emelia. The Funeral Liturgy was on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 in St. Agatha's Catholic Church in Shellbrook at 10:30 a.m. with Father Val Besas as celebrant. The Eulogists were Ellen and Eli Nesdoly. The Honorary Pallbearers were Alex Johnstone, Amund Otterson, Vivian Taylor, Paul Skopyk, Mike Kinnard, Pat Grayston and Bill Hughes. Interment of the cremated remains will be held later. Shellbrook Funeral Home was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
- Juliana "Julia" Margaret (nee Ziegler) November 6, 1927 – July 15, 2014. Julia Ell, of Regina, surrounded by her family, slipped peacefully away on July 15, 2014 at the age of 86 years after a courageous 4 year battle with ovarian cancer. Julia was predeceased by her parents, Anna (Lipp) and John Ziegler, brothers, Christian (Mary), Frank (Matilda), Tony, sisters, Barbara (Ross) Brilz, Magdalena (John) Frohlick, Mary Bast, and Theresa (Jack) Schaeffer, brothers-in-law Charles, Joseph, Alphonse, Albert, and John Ell, sisters-in-law Anne (William) McLean, Barbara (Wins) Embury, Amelia Ell. Diane Michalchuk, Jim's life partner, and one son, Fredrick, in infancy. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years and 8 months, Fred, children Patti (George) Schaan, Jim Ell, Sheila (Peter) Flasko, David (Leslie) Ell, Larry (Valerie) Ell, Burlington, ON, Joanne (Brad) Oliver, Edmonton, AB, Kathleen (Brent) Kezama, Katepwa Lake, SK, and Juliette (Dean) Shaw, grandchildren, Darren (Bernadette) Schaan, Rebecca (Dan) Turgeon, Robert (Kim) Schaan, Lee-Anne (Phil) Pearson, Miranda (Jon) Pearson , Jennifer Flasko (Jeff Tortyna), Vancouver, BC, Michael (Elisa) Flasko, Kirkland, WA, Alyssa (Justin) Moen, Jordan Ell (Brittany King), Victoria, BC, Skylar, McKinlee, and Dakota Ell, Burlington, ON, Matthew (Chelsea) O'Connell, Samantha O'Connell, Edmonton, AB, Justice and Noah Shaw, great-grandchildren, Keely, Zachary, Boston Schaan, Mason and Marek Turgeon, Felicity, Jonah, and Samuel Schaan, Audrey Pearson, and Ryder Flasko, brother-in-law Alfred Bast, and sisters-in-law Josie Ziegler and Velma Ell and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born and raised in Dilke, SK. She and Dad farmed in the Dilke area until moving to Regina in 1960. Mom was a dedicated wife and mother for all of her 66 years of married life. She always made sure everyone had plenty to eat. She loved to sew, knit and crochet. She and Dad took pride in their flower and vegetable gardens and Mom took great joy in pickling, canning and freezing their produce. Mom also enjoyed a cup of tea in a china cup. Rest in peace, Mom. Prayers will take place on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at the St. Martin de Porres Parish, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK with Rev. Gary Lindebach officiating.
- Frank G. passed away suddenly at the Rockyview Hospital, Calgary on January 5th, 2008. Frank will be dearly missed by wife Anne, 7 children and several grandchildren. A private service was held for the immediate family. Cremation. Interment at a later date in the Dilke Cemetery, Saskatchewan.
- Dr. Alan Edward Emery, late of Dilke, SK passed away on Friday, November 19, 2004 at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by his parents Una and Lloyd, Al is survived by two sons, Martin (Lori) of Calgary, Neil of Regina; daughter, Colleen (Danny) of Red Deer; two grandchildren, Matthew and Morgan; special friend, Norma. Dr. Emery was the former Chief Chemist of the Saskatchewan Provincial Lab. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Anthony's Mausoleum, Regina Memorial Gardens. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Joseph Leo. After a long courageous fight, Joseph Leo Fahlman passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 9, 2002. Joe was born March 30, 1929. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Sussana Fahlman; brothers, John, Ronald and Gerald; sisters and brothers in law, Sister Amanda, Chris (Ken) Ken Measner and Len Lorenz. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mona; three sons, Doug (Janet), Allan (Sharon), and Geoff (Lori); seven grandchildren, Aaron, Garth, Robyn, Becky, Alana, Amanda and Trevor; sisters, Mary (Otto) Sabo of Calgary, Evelyn Ehman of Craik; sisters in law, Marlene Fahlman and Helen Fahlman both of Regina; brother in law, Frank (Iris) Beahm of Sask. Beach. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was an active farmer in Dilke community until he retired and moved to Holdfast. He enjoyed playing cards at the Pool Elevator and also enjoyed crib tournaments. Joe was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He also served on many local boards. Joe will be dearly missed by all of his family. Joe's family would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the staff at the Parkside Extendicare Nursing Home for the care and compassion given to Joe. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast Cemetery.
- Robert "Bob" of Regina, born at Dilke, Sask., passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his son, Ronald James; parents, William and Christina (nee Gowanlock) Firth; two sisters, Maydie and Eva; two brothers, Gillis and Kenneth. Bob is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Ken (Elda) of Salmon Arm, BC; granddaughter, Cary (Terry) Burant and children, Alyssa and Callie and grandson, Michael. Bob was a veteran of World War II and a proud member of the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment known among infantry regiments as the Kangaroos. Starting out in sales, Bob later became foreman of a work crew for the Department of Highways who were responsible for erecting signs in southern Saskatchewan. In his retirement, Bob was a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Early Childhood Intervention Program. There will be no funeral at Bob's request. Interment of his ashes will take place in the family plot at Kedleston Cemetery at a later date. Thank you to Dr. F. Williams and the staff of 4D, Pioneer Village for their compassionate care of Bob. Special thanks to James and Julie for their empathy and support of Irene at a time when most needed.
- Gerald (March 12, 1950 - September 22, 2013). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Gerald Folk, on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He is survived by his son Rob (Tracey) and their children Taylor, Rhys, Brooke and Ty; and daughter Tracy (Derek) and their children Dajarra, Breckridge and Bridger. Gerald cherished his children and grandchildren and he will be missed by all who knew him. A Graveside Service will be held at a country cemetery near Dilke, SK on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend, please meet on the road outside the Dilke Cemetery gates, and we will proceed from there. A reception will follow at the Dilke Memorial Hall.
- William Gustav (May 30, 1947 - April 25, 2012). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Billy on April 25, 2012. Predeceased by his parents, August and Alma Fry. He will be forever remembered and cherished by his wife of 40 years, Darlene; children Casey (Stacy) and family, Axle and Jesse; Ara (Michael) and family, Emmalee, Noah, Alexa and Breanna; Wil (Sarah) and family, Isabella and Brooklyn; Cari (Riley) and family, Allie, Aubrie and Boedy. Also remembered by his brother Barry Fry (Patti) and family, Krissy and Matt; his sister Gail Petterson (Mike) and family, Jake and Arlo as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved God, his wife, children and grandchildren and he always put his family first. Bill chose to raise his family in Dilke, where he built his house, and lived and loved his life. Besides his family, Bill enjoyed spending his time working with wood, playing guitar and singing, and especially collecting antiques. His best collection of all was his 11 grandchildren! A Celebration to honor Bill's life will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK.
- Barbara (nee Bukart) 1916 - 2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother Barbara on Thursday, September 17, 2009, at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by husband Robert; parents Joseph & Anna Burkart, daughter Monica; sons-in-law Gary & Wilfred; brothers Mike, Steve & Gabriel; sisters Margaret, Theresa & Helene. She is survived by her children Peter, Maggie (Ron), Rosalie, & Tony; brother Alex (Theresa), and sister-in-law Josephine Burkart; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface R. C. Church in Dilke, Sask., with Rev. Felipe Faustino, Celebrant. The family wishes to thank Dr. Zaman and the staff at Extendicare Sunset for the wonderful care, love and compassion mom received.
- Donald Leo. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our precious husband, father, grandpa, brother and uncle on July 19, 2006 at the age of 64 years. His family was by his side as he fought a courageous battle against cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katherine Fuchs. He is survived by his devoted loving wife Gladys, his children and grandchildren: Karen (Eldon, Jason, Curtis), Jeff (Pam, Rae-Lee, Terry, Justin), Kathy (Marcel, Derek, Dana), Lorna (Darren, Amanda, Tyler, Chad). Also by three brothers, John (Rose), Joe (Vi), and Albert (Doris), many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 24, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Boniface R.C. Church in Dilke, Sask. with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Dilke Cemetery.
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- Eugene "Gene" (April 6, 1923 - June 2, 2012). It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Gene Gartner peacefully passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Regina General Hospital. He is predeceased by his first wife, Lillian (Power); son, Wayne in infancy; second wife, Darlene (Edmunds); parents, Olga and Joseph; siblings, Peter, Molly, Mary, Eleanor and Hilda in infancy; nephew, Glen and step-son Ray. Gene will be lovingly remembered by the Gartner children, Sharon, Anita, Don and Doreen; grandchildren, Raena, Justin (Deanna), Tyler, Brandy (Mike); great granddaughter, Ally; sister, Evelyn Young; nieces and nephews, Carol, Arlene, Colleen, Bob, Gae, Tim, Rhonda, Kim, Scott, Bryon, and Kelly; step-children, Anne (Allan) Wilhelms, Faye (Dennis) Hugo, Shirley Edmunds, Beth (Charles) Lasater, Lyle (Jan) Edmunds and Pat (Shirley) Edmunds; step-grandchildren, Desiree, Lee, Jason, Shyler, Megan, Devon, Kirsten and Braden; best friends from Tisdale, John and Elaine Guest, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Gene was born and raised in Dilke, SK. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served on the HMCS Haida. After WWII Gene returned to the prairies with his wife Lillian to raise a family, and farm in the Dummer, SK area. He was the kind of father who never used a foul word, who would drive through snow storms to pick up his kids, who knew the value of chocolate and ice cream and who always lit up when any of his kids walked into a room. After becoming a widower, he married Darlene Edmunds of Tisdale, SK and they travelled frequently between the farm and their home in Tisdale. He had lots of friends and loved to get together for coffee and a game of cards. He loved to drive his tractor and looked forward to farming each spring. He was a loving, generous, devoted family man who will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank all the medical staff who cared for Gene, especially the Renal Unit at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina SK with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Peter Wilfred succumbed, after a courageous battle with cancer on November 4, 2000. Pete was born in Dilke, SK. on November 12, 1924. He loved to fish, garden and tell numerous stories. Pete was predeceased by his mother and father, Olga and Joseph Gartner and his sisters, Elanore Wilton, Mary Bates, Molly Mclay and an infant sister Hilda Gartner. He leaves to mourn his sister Evelyn Young of Regina and his brother Eugene (Darlene) Gartner, of Parry, SK., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Ave., on Wednesday November 8, 2000 at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Donald Koch officiating.
- Theresa Mary (nee Fuchs) February 9, 1930 - November 12, 2010. On Friday, November 12th, 2010, our beloved mother passed away at the Lumsden & District Heritage Home. She was born and raised on the farm in the Dilke district and resided in Dilke, Sask. her whole life where she and her husband Tony raised a family of eight children. Dedication to her family, her church and her extended families was always her top priority. Her numerous friends and neighours were very important to her. Predeceased by her loving husband Tony in 2003, her son Gary in 1988, her parents Alex and Phillipina Fuchs, her brother Conrad Fuchs in 1997, twin sisters Frances and Phillipina in 1927, her son-in-law, Albert Duesing and her grandson Paul Duesing. Her memory remains in the hearts of her children; Colleen Duesing of Dilke, Sask. and her family: Ryan (Candace) Duesing; Jason (Reila) Duesing; Scott (Rhianna) Duesing, greatgrandchildren, Nolan, Jordan, Alexandra, Paul, Juleah, AJ, Anayea and Henry Duesing; Michael Gartner (Glenda) of Saskatoon and his family: Joel Gartner; Jana Schmidt and great-grandaughter Emmi; Raymond Gartner (Judy) of Regina and his family: Mark Gartner; Chrissy (Armando) Bottaro; David Gartner of Regina; Tom Gartner of Regina and his family: Alysha and Shelby Gartner; Roberta Curtis (Dan) of Bethune, Sask., and her family: Nikki, Alex, Cassie and special buddy Jacob; Brenda Folk (Rod) of Regina, and her family: Brittany and Brayden; Her grandson Chad Lowe of Lashburn, Sask., and his parents Loretta and Alistair Lowe of Regina. Mourning her loss is her brother Peter (Elsie) Fuchs of Dilke, Sask.; her devoted sisters Rose (Alfred) Shropp of Holdfast, Sask.; and Frances (Carl) Walter of Francis, Sask.; and her sisters-in-law Frances Fuchs of Dilke and Annette Gartner of Lumsden; Her numerous nieces and nephews; her extended Gartner family, her special cousins; other relatives and friends and neighbours will miss her warmth, sweet and loving nature and generous spirit. The family would like to give a special thanks to the compassionate staff at the Lumsden and District Heritage Home for the wonderful care that our Mother received during her stay. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 16th at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Father Felipe Faustino, celebrant. Internment after mass in Dilke Cemetery.
- Arthur. It is with great sadness that the Gessell family announces the passing of Art on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Art was the oldest of twelve children born to Emil and Caroline Gessell (nee Hein). He was born in Dilke, SK on April 12, 1926. He was predeceased by one brother, Bill; and two sisters, Freida and Patricia. Art is survived by four brothers, Fred, Clarence, John, Allan; and four sisters, Clara, Irene, Elizabeth and Mary and numerous nieces and nephews. Art is lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Anne (Boychuk); two sons, Clayton and David Gessell; three daughters, Sharon (Terry) Oxman; Esther (Roy) Papish; Naomi Lefebvre; grandchildren, David (Kristine) Oxman; Susan Oxman; Jennifer Papish; Christopher Papish and Daniel Lefebvre; great grand-children, Trevor and Kaylie Oxman. Art was employed as a bus driver by the Saskatchewan Transportation Company for 35 years logging over two million miles. Art was self taught and recognized as a master of many trades. He was an excellent wood worker and fine craftsman, who created many pieces of fine furniture and cabinetry. Art especially enjoyed auto mechanics and spent many happy hours pursuing his hobbies. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family members. His favourite past-times were family camping, fishing, and boating. According to Art's wishes, the memorial will be a private family affair. The family would like to extend gratitude to the nurses and special care aides at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home.
- Sheila (nee McEwen) passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2001 at the age of 60 years. She was predeceased by her father Ivan; her mother Stella and her brother Dave. Sheila left to cherish her memory, her husband Robert (Bob) of Glen Harbour, SK., her daughters Sherry Matonovich (Dave) of Calgary, AB, and Rhonda Greer (Dave) of Edmonton, AB; her brothers, Larry McEwen (Dorothy) of Sundre, AB and Harvey (Erika) of Glen Harbour, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Sheila was born October 24, 1940 in the village of Dilke, SK and grew up in Regina. She lived in British Columbia and Alberta until she retired and returned to her roots at Glen Harbour. The family wish to extend their appreciation to the doctors and nurses at the Pasqua and General Hospitals and special thanks to Ken and Cecile Holliday for their support. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Dolores (nee Hein), of Regina, passed away suddenly with her family by her side on December 3, 2007 at the age of 70 years. Dolores will be greatly missed by her beloved husband Glen, of 50 years; daughter Mitzi (Tom) and their children Ryan (Kuny and great grandchild Zoey) and Lindsay (Donny); daughter Cindy (Brad) and their children Kyle (Brittny), Justin and Kayla; son Lance (Jayleen) and their children Karisa and Tyler; and son Troy. She is also survived by her brothers Ron (Opal), Dennis (Judy), Herb (Alice); sister Irene; close friends Wally (Del) and Ray (Shirley); as well as numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Emma and August Hein; brother Alvin and sisters Marion, Erna and Martha. Dolores was a loving and caring wife, mother and the world's greatest grandmother. Dolores was born to August and Emma Hein on May 20, 1937. She was part of a large family with 8 brothers and sisters and grew up on a farm near Dilke. Dolores met Glen in 1955 and was married in 1958. Dolores worked for Don Webb Photography and SaskTel where she retired in 2000. Dolores and Glen soon started a family and took many vacations to the lake, trips to BC, camping and several hot winter vacations. Dolores had 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, which added joy to her life. She babysat, watched the kids' activities, and enjoyed family get togethers. She had pride in her family, their accomplishments and cherished the times she spent with them. Dolores was always there to help in any way. A service of remembrance will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1B7 on Thursday December 6, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
- Margaret Evelyn (nee Silverthorn) February 11, 1911 - March 28, 2008. Mom is survived by Laura Ann Sookochoff (Stan), Sandra Day (John) and Gary Gustafson (Bozena) Grandchildren Sherry Miller-Pitzel (Clinton), Shannon Miller (Angie), Heath Miller (Tracey), Heather Miller (Ian), Cory Day, Jonelle Ulrich (Jody), Lucas Gustafson, Mathew Gustafson, Sarah McKeown , Jesse Gustafson, Shannon Boryski (David), Sean Sookochoff. Great Grandchildren Eric and Adam Pitzel, Gracie and Livia Miller, Hudson and Quinn Ulrich, Taylia and Ella McKeown, Jack and Molly Boryski. Mom was predeceased by Dad, son Barry, Grandson Jarrett Day, son in law Elmer Miller, her parents Laura and William Silverthorn and siblings Clara Speer, Melville, Allan and her Mother and Father-in-law, Anna and Gunnar Gustafson. Mom was born on her grandparents' farm near Lumsden, Saskatchewan and raised on the family farm at Dilke, Saskatchewan. She attended school in Dilke and Normal School in Regina. She began teaching in 1930 at Kenucky School. In 1939 she married her long time love Gunnar Gustafson in Dilke, Saskatchewan. The family lived in Kedleston, Renown, Wynyard, Dilke, Foam Lake, Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, Edmonton and finally settling in Saskatoon. Mom and Dad always had a colorful garden of vegetables and flowers. Mom was the Postmistress in Dilke for 12 years and she worked for Sears in Winnipeg and Edmonton. She was very active in the United Church and was a Sunday school teacher. She loved acting in plays, was an avid curler, loved to dance and was very involved with the Ronald McDonald House. Mom loved the years she lived at Luther Heights and was very active with the Luther Heights Senior Centre. Her final home was at Oliver Lodge, Sunshine Court, where the staff was loving, caring and very compassionate. After 27 years apart, we know Mom and Dad are dancing on the clouds, together again. A private family service was held Sunday March 30, 2008 and a private burial Monday March 31, 2008 at Hillcrest Gardens.
- Clara (nee Gessell) Gustilov was born on April 26, 1930 at Dilke, Sask. and went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the age of 82 years in Regina, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband George (2011); parents Emil and Caroline Gessell; infant daughter Peggy Joan; siblings Arthur Gessell, Bill Gessell, Patricia Gustilov and Freida Budd. Clara leaves to cherish her memory daughter Donna (Bruce) IsBell; son David (Barbara Herman); grandchildren Michelle IsBell and Kevin IsBell (Amber Langan); great grandson Bobby; siblings Fred Gessell, Elizabeth Wolbaum, Mary Schuette, Irene Stewart, Clarence Gessell, Allan Gessell, John Gessell; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Clara was a loving, giving person who was devoted to family and friends.
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- Wilfrid Hamel (March 9, 1928 - February 22, 2012). Wilfrid's family is saddened to announce his passing on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Regina, SK at the age of 83 years. Wilf was predeceased by parents Ernest and Valentine; brothers Armand & Paul; sisters Anne-Marie, Cecile, Simone, Rosaline, Dorothee & Eugenie. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Marjorie; children Denise, Gerald & Ross (Carol); 8 grandchildren; 1 greatgrandchild and brother Maurice, as well as a large extended family. Born in Simpson, Wilf was raised in Marcelin. For 42 years, Wilf worked as a grain buyer in various locations in Saskatchewan. Wilf and Marjorie retired in Dilke where he had been last posted. Wilf loved golf, cribbage, and time with his grandchildren. At Wilf's request, there will be no funeral service. Wilf's family extends thanks to Dr. Bester and Shirley for their care over the years.
- Frederick Frank. The family of Fred Headford is deeply saddened to announce the passing of their loving husband, father, and grandfather on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. He was predeceased by his father and mother Frank and Gwyneth Headford; fatherand mother-in-law Alan and Amy Camp of England; brother-in-law Albert Redford and brotherand sister-in-law John and Jessie Camp. Fred is survived by his devoted wife, of 51 years, Barbara; son John and wife Mary Ann and children Jesse, Brandon and Julie of Bethune; daughter Marjorie and husband Mike Gavigan and children Sarah and Denis of Regina; daughter Kathleen and husband Jerry Schropp and children Justin, Meghan and Tammy of Bengough; daughter Vanessa and husband Len Chypiska and daughter Dionne of Dilke; sister Noreen Redford of Victoria, BC; brother Norman and wife Sophie of Lumsden; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Fred was born in December of 1924 and spent his entire life except for the last two years on the family farm near Kedleston. He met and married Barbara Camp in 1956. Together they raised four children and managed a growing farm operation. They also traveled back to England several times, Australia and points throughout Canada and the US. He was very active in the community serving over 40 years on the Bethune Co-op board; 28 years crop reporting for Sask Ag and Food; actively involved with the Red Cross; and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for over 55 years, serving as Grand Master and Grand Patriarch for Saskatchewan. Fred lent his many talents to several other community organizations at Kedleston, Bethune and Regina. Farming was in his blood and he reluctantly moved to Regina only when his vision made it impossible to continue on the farm. He still loved to go out to help and spent 5 days this fall during harvest on the farm. A funeral service will be held at Bethune Community Hall, Bethune, SK on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
- Evelyn May (nee Naldrett). The family of Evelyn May Hendry is sad to announce her passing at the age of 90 years. May is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Earl Robert Hendry, parents Edith and Jack Naldrett, sisters Doris Harding and Margaret Greenwood, brothers John Naldrett and Robert (Bob) Naldrett, brothers-in-law Robert Harding, Jack Ackerman, Ted Schultz, Jim Rapchuk, Glen Hendry and Alva (Bill) Hendry, William (Bill) Hunter, sisters-in-law Betty, Evola, Vera, Thelma, Ada, Ila, Elvy (Hendry) and grandsons Austin Levi Hendry and Diego Mauricio de Jesus Rameriz. Mom was born in 1920 in the Dilke Nursing Home and attended Wilkie Bay School. At 16 years of age, and during the Dirty Thirties, she left home to work and to help out her family at home. She met Earl while he was playing for a dance at Bethune and they married in 1942. They had 12 children, all of who survive her: Clinton (Maxine), Dawn (Richard) Selinger, Garth (Regina), Brette (Charlene), Twyla (Rick) McArthur, Maylyn (Vern) Bast, Garnet (Jeanette), Colleen Shannon, Delee (Ken) Chesko, Perry (Lynn), Janine (Shane) Osberg, Carman (Nicole). May also leaves to mourn her, sisters Daisy Schultz and Joyce Rapchuk, sisters-in-law Pat Naldrett and Olive Hunter and brothers-in-law Jim Noble and Robert Payne, 33 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren and numerous extended family members. Mom taught her family by example, sharing her deep convictions and her wonderful musical talents. She enjoyed each and every child, and celebrated each child's successes, mourned their losses and encouraged development of their talents. Mom had a keen interest in the genealogy of both her family as well as Earl's and was a great resource as she connected the dots for interested children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren as she told stories from her past. She was the glue that held the many generations of our family together. Mom was a passionate gardener whose greatest joy in the spring and summer was to work in her vegetable garden and raspberry patch at Alice Beach and to preserve the fruits of her labour each fall, sharing with friends, neighbours and family members. Her greatest love was God's creatures as evidenced by her many bird feeders all around her yard at the lake, where they entertained her with their antics as she watched from her deck. Mom touched the lives of everyone she knew, and made many friendships along life's journey, maintaining those friendships to the present day. Mom's many friends will tell you she was the most nurturing, helpful, loyal and loving person. After Mom's 90th birthday, she developed pneumonia, which was the beginning of her declining health. She was able to meet again with all of her family at a family reunion held this last summer, and took part in all the planned festivities there. Looking back over Mom's life, we realize it was remarkably rich and full, but she has left a void in our family that will be very difficult to fill. We love you Mom. On behalf of the family we would like to thank Dr. Hettie Bouwer, Dr. C. Johnson and all the wonderful staff at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Mom during her final days. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Alliance Church, 3575 Hillsdale Avenue, Regina, with Rev. Cory Steinson presiding. Lunch will follow in the church basement. A private interment will be held by family members at the Dilke Cemetery later in the day.
- Maria Magdalena Ernestine (nee Claudy), late of Dilke, SK, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her parents, Andreas and Clara Claudy and sister, Klara, Erny is survived by her loving husband, Andreas; son, Lothar; daughter, Patricia (Randy) Schmidt; granddaughter, Laura; sister, Annie; nieces, Elizabeth, Christine, Ulrike; nephew, Otmar, all of Germany; and goddaughter, Pamela (Fred) Jorgenson. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Boniface R. C. Church, Dilke, SK with Rev. Neil Osiowy presiding.
- Gordon Ross, late of the Broadway Terrace, Regina, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Gordon was predeceased by his beloved wife and companion, Mabel on July 22, 2005, his parents, Ross and Minnie (Forsythe) Hills, brother, Flt Sgt J. Oliver Hills over Belgium during WWII, sister and brotherin-law Velma and Fred Stephenson, nephews Merle Stephenson and Leonard Hills and sister-in-law Evelyn Romich. Gordon is survived by his son Eldon R. Hills, New York, NY, USA, brother Lloyd (Temple) Hills of Regina, nephews Lyle (Jodie) Hills of Regina, Robert Stephenson of Thompson, Man., Gordon Stephenson and David (Jamie) Stephenson both of Regina, sister-in-law Ellen (Paul) Dojack of Regina, brother-in-law Elmer (Loretta) Romich of Govan and nephews Aird (Lisa) Romich of Swift Current, Gerald (Wendy) Romich of Raymore, and Darwin (Joanne) Romich of Balgonie. Gordon was born on the farm near Tuxford on May 2, 1924 and later moved with his family to the Dilke area, where he attended Kenockee School and Dilke High School. He attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and taught in country schools near Fillmore. After moving to Regina, Gordon had a long career in Social Services with both the City of Regina and the Province of Saskatchewan. Gordon served as the President of the Saskatchewan Conference Young People's Union and was an active member of both Knox Metropolitan and Carmichael United Church. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Cancer Society. Gordon and Mabel enjoyed many pleasures in life including dancing, card playing, traveling and the many friendships they developed through church and the United Commercial Travelers of America. A Funeral Service in celebration of Gordon's life will be conducted on Thursday February 23, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, the Rev. James Balfour officiating. Private interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Albert Leigh Harcourt Horne (1921 - 2010). It is with heavy hearts that the family of Albert announces his peaceful passing on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the age of 89 years. He is predeceased by his parents Leigh & Fannie; grandson Gilbert Lawrence Jr. and sisters Margaret & Florence. Left to cherish his memories and celebrate his life is his wife of 60 years Winnifred; children Laura (Gilbert); Larry (Iris) and Ken; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren; sister Hazel as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family & friends. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
- Amelia Marion "Amy" (nee Selinger) Hall Houston, late of Regina, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at the age of 88 years. Born on September 3, 1913 at Dilke, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her first husband Aelred W. Hall, 1966; by her second husband William K. Houston, 1978; parents Ralph, 1967 and Marion (nee Ell) Selinger, 1984; sister Katherine, 1915; sister-in-law Margaret Sellinger, 1990; nephew John Sellinger Jr., 1984; great nephew Richard Vincent, 1990; step-daughter Patricia Leonidas, 2000, step-son William Houston 2001. Amy is survived by one brother John G. Sellinger of Coquitlam, BC; two sisters, Agatha (Peggy) Sellinger and Mary Sellinger of Regina; one niece Sharon (Douglas) Vincent; one great niece Michelle Vincent of Coquitlam, BC; one step-son Charles (Margaret) Houston of Winnipeg, MB; one step-daughter Esther Mary (Paul) of Kanata, ON; thirteen step-grandchildren and several great step-grandchildren; and many dear relatives and friends. Amy was a long time member of the C.W.L. A special appreciation for the tender care provided by the doctors and nurses at Regina General Hospital and at Extendicare/Sunset. Visitation for family and friends on Friday, May 17, 2002, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, May 18 at 12:00 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street, with Rev. Emmett Morrissey presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Genevieve (nee Evans) died peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on November 12, 2014 at the age of 99 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry in 1995, brother, Pryse Evans and her sister, Mary Rowe. She is survived by her loving sons, Jim and Bill (Loretta), both of Regina. Genevieve was born in 1915 on the family homestead located southwest of Dilke. Prior to her marriage, she taught school in various one room schoolhouses in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Genevieve thrived at being a homemaker and took great pride in raising her two boys. She was a very caring, kind and generous person who enjoyed to laugh. People often commented on her beautiful smile. She spent many enjoyable hours tending to her house plants, flower beds and garden. Genevieve was happiest when in the presence of her family. She will be dearly missed. In honouring her wishes, a Private Graveside Service will be held. The family thanks all of the staff on Unit 5E at the Regina General Hospital for the compassionate care provided to our Mom.
- Deborah May (nee Skinner). On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Deborah May Jones of Dilke, SK, sadly lost her battle to cancer at the age of 56 years. Predeceased by her father, Russell Skinner, Deborah is survived by her loving husband, Dave; her son, Dylan (Andrea) Jones and their children, Nicholas and Cohen; her daughter, Dayna (Brice) Reynoldson and their children Rileigh and Gracie; her mother, Betty Skinner; two sisters, Linda (Dave) Sabo, Wendy Skinner (Dwayne); one brother, David (Wendy) Skinner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dilke Hall, Dilke, SK with Dana Armstrong officiating. Interment in Dilke Cemetery.
- Mary Margaret. On Wednesday, April 11, 2001, Mary Margaret Jones, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents Lewis and Anne; three brothers: Gwilym, Reece (Jean) and Ivor (Lois), Mary is survived by her sister-in-law Kitty Jones of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was born in the Dilke area and went to Edwards School. Later she moved to Regina with her mother Anne, whom she cared for until her mother's passing. Mary worked at Sears for all of her working years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Jack Oglesby officiating. Interment in Dilke Cemetery.
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- Aina Laurina, widow of Orville Kennedy, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2002 at Parkside Extendicare. Laurina was born on January 21, 1920 to Nils and Kristina Erickson on the family farm near Percival, Sask. The outbreak of World War II saw our mother move to British Columbia and take a job in the Boeing Air Craft Plant. After the war, mom moved back to Regina where she met and married Orville who had just returned from active service overseas. For the next few years, the family moved to Kerrobert, Stewart Valley and Loreburn, and made many friends at all of these wonderful locations. After retirement, Orville and Laurina moved from their home in Regina to their cottage at Lipp's Beach near Dilke, Sask. Their cottage was their great love and the friendships made during the 40 years at Lipp's Beach have endured over three generations. For health reasons, it was necessary for Orville and Laurina to move back to Regina and become normal "weekenders" at the cottage. Our mother was predeceased by dad on January 11, 1996. She was also predeceased by five brothers and two sisters. Left to mourn Laurina's loss and cherish her memory are Hugh (Annette) and their children Sarah and Ira; Shirley (Larry) Ryll and their daughters Lisa and Lana; Blair (Anne) and Craig; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family offers our sincere thanks to the staff of Parkside Extendicare for their dedicated care over the years. We would also like to extend a special thankyou to Julie Dillon, Mary Thauberger, Elaine Plumb, Joan Baliko and Helen Hastings who were there for our mother to the end. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Lindsay Hognestad officiating.
- Andrew "Andy" Koch of Dilke, SK. sadly passed away at the age of 72 years, on Thursday, May 16, 2002. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Emily (Flaman); children, Doug of Red Deer, AB., Deb (Truman) Strahm of Southey, SK., Darcy of Rimby, AB. and Randy (Janice) of Benalto, AB. and his cherished grandchildren, Reese (Robin), Jason, Kalyn and Skye Koch, Zach and Kelsey Manz and Dylan, Brandon and Shane Koch and great grandson, Bryon Koch, brothers, Joe (Edna) and John; sister, Rose Sigmeth and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, May 20, 2002 at the St. Boniface R.C. Church, Dilke, SK. with Fr. Lester Kaufmann - OMI celebrating.
- Emily passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 81 years. She is predeceased by her husband, Andy; son, Randy and grandson, Zach. Emily's memory will be cherished by her loving family and dear friends. Emily's gift of hospitality remained with her to the very end as well as her infectious sense of humor. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November, 28, 2013 at St. Boniface R.C. Parish, Dilke, SK with Fr. Felipe Faustino as Celebrant.
- Heather Rowan (nee Stitt) passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2007. She was 93. Heather was the beloved wife of Gustav, and adored Mum of Jennifer (Russ) King, Winifride (Luke) Parisone, Ian and Malcolm. She was the cherished Grandma of Jen's children Ian Stewart, Colin (Crystal) Stewart, and Lauren (Duane) Numrich, and of Win and Luke's daughters Teresa Parisone and Cathy (Bryan) Rombough, and of Ian's son Jason Koch. Heather also had three great-grandchildren: Samantha and Brandon Stewart, and Liam Numrich. Heather's family was her joy, and family gatherings her greatest delight. Heather was born in Coxhoe, County Durham, England to Joseph and Maggie Stitt. She had two sisters, Sheila and Jean, who predeceased her. Heather met Gus in England during the war, and they married in Leeds in 1945. She courageously left family and friends to start a new life with Gus in Saskatchewan. And what a wonderful life she made here! Everywhere she went, she made friends and those friends were precious to her. Equally treasured were the family and friends her beloved Gus brought into her life. Because the cornerstone of her life was her Christian Faith, many of Heather's friends were made through her volunteer work at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (Regina) in the C.W.L and the choir, in bible study classes and other activities. One of the first organizations she joined was her "Do Nothing Club, " which was a small group of good friends who met just to laugh and enjoy each other's company. She also thoroughly enjoyed her work, and the friends she made, in Regina Council of Women, the Opera Guild, the Regina Symphony Orchestra Association, and the Regina Council of Churches. Besides her special people, Heather also had a few special places that she loved. The cottage on Pasqua Lake was perhaps her favourite, although Lake Louise was also dear to her (not least because that meant visiting with Malcolm!). She and Gus loved traveling, and they made many trips to England (more family visits and countless cups of tea) and even to Europe. When the time came to leave for her final and most wonderful journey, Heather was blessed to be able to slip away peacefully in her own bed, at "home " on Main West in Pioneer Village surrounded and cared for by the wonderful people whom she loved, and who loved her in return. Heather's family can't thank them enough for their unfailing kindness, warmth and affection. They made her home there a happy one. For Heather, the one sadness about living to her nineties was that so many of her beloved family and friends had predeceased her. And now, her family and friends who love her so much will be missing her. We will miss her cheerfulness, her twinkle and her sense of fun. And oh, how we will miss her wonderful smile! Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Pioneer Village Chapel, 430 Pioneer Drive (off Dewdney Avenue), Regina, SK. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK.
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- Alice Mary Laing, formerly of Regina and late of Bengough Health Centre, passed away on Saturday, February 21st, 2004 at the age of 89 years. Alice was born on the farm at Dilke, Saskatchewan on March 28, 1914 to her parents, James and Mary Laing. She attended Wilkie Bay School and following high school, went to Regina for teacher training. She taught at Arborfield, Kindred (near Holdfast) and Avonlea. When World War II erupted, she acquired some training in Winnipeg for a job with the British Admiralty and became an inspector in the production of "Bren" guns at Evansville, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. Following the end of the war, she returned to Canada to live in Longueuil, Quebec. Alice moved back to Regina to a manager's position with the Robert Simpson company and it was during this period that she took classes at the university to upgrade her education so she could return to teaching. She also learned to drive a car during this period in her life. Alice accepted a teaching position on the Carry the Kettle Indian reserve near Sintaluta and the next year, had the opportunity to serve as a counsellor with the Department of Indian Affairs in Fort Qu'Appelle a position she held until her retirement. Alice resided at the Fort for several years until in 1987, she purchased a condo in Regina and lived there until her illness forced her just three months ago into a care facility where she received compassionate and loving care until her death. Alice had many interests and she pursued all of them with an incredible passion. Her prairie background contributed to her interest in all things of nature field tours, bird counts, plants and land formations. She was an active member of the Saskatchewan Natural History Society. Alice was also an avid oil painter, bridge player, and Roughrider fan and was always up to date on current events, sports and politics. She had travelled to many countries, always with her camera in hand. Very special to her were her family and their children and she was always supportive and generous with all of them. Alice was a good friend to many and will be missed. Alice was predeceased by her parents, an infant brother James, her brother Stuart Laing, sisters and their husbands; Margaret and Harold Davidson, Isabel and Donald Gardiner, Laura and Donald Joorisity, a niece Donna (Gardiner) Braden, a great-niece Victoria Webb, a niece-in-law Heather Laing and her brothers-in-law, Walter Yates and Bob McArton. Alice is survived by her sister Violet Yates of Merritt, B.C., her brother Douglas (Vera) Laing of Bethune, her sisters, Lillian McArton of Bethune and Beatrice (Harry) Struthers of Ogema, as well as her sister-in-law, Reva Laing of Regina. Left to mourn her death are twenty two nieces and nephews of whom she was most proud, and many great nieces and nephews. There will be no formal funeral service at Alice's request but in the spring, we will inter her ashes in her father's plot at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Barbara Katherine (nee Giesinger) born July 8, 1915 at Dilke, SK and passed away January 11, 2009 in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew (July 26, 2003); brothers Joseph, John, Frank, Ben and George; sisters Birdie Jacobs, Mary Ann Giesinger and Daisy Arnold. Barbara is survived by her sisters Alice (Edward) Hegel, Rose (Peter) Kurszoba and Jenny (Frank) Bresciani; son Don; daughter Carole (Louis) Bourgeois; four grandchildren Allyson (Tyler) Stevenson, Alan Lawrence, Melissa (Eric) Gurash, Andrea (Ken) Sinclair and Michelle (Keith) Donald; nine great grandchildren Jasmine, Anson, Chloe and Isabelle Stevenson, Cameron and Cayden Donald, Braden and Logan Gurash and Jenah and Cole Sinclair. Mom is also survived by her closed frined Helen Dumalski. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina, Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
- Malinda Pauline (nee Holland) passed away peacefully at Wascana Rehabilitation Center in Regina on Monday, September 13, 2010. Linda is survived by her son Garry Ledingham of Calgary, AB; daughter Sandra Ledingham and husband Kevin Giles of Saskatoon; only granddaughter Zoey Ledingham of Nanaimo, BC, as well as four Holland and ten Ledingham nephews and nieces. Linda was born in 1912 at Dilke, SK and lived with her husband Elmer Ledingham and children in Colgate from 1945-1964. Linda was an Inspirational Educator and worked much of her life at the Regina Correspondence School, where she wrote courses and taught many international students. Linda was an active ‘Life Member’ of Weyburn’s Alexandria Lodge, as well as a member of the United Church of Canada. Linda had a love of travel and the game of bridge and was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Government Medal of General Proficiency in 1930 for which she was very proud. She will be greatly missed as our ‘matriarch’ and link to our families historical past. The celebration of life took place on Saturday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Weyburn’s Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
- Andrew passed away peacefully, at Newport Harbour Care Centre, Calgary, June 13, 2011 at the age of 83. He is predeceased by his stepson Shane Sebastian, six sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his brother Leonard (Cathy) Lipp; stepdaughter Michelle Lipp (Dennis Novitsky) and children Colin and Christine; Shane's children; Nicole, Bryce and Blake; and many nieces and nephews. Interment of ashes in the Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, Sask.
- George. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of George Lipp on February 24, 2009 in Regina Saskatchewan at the age of 84. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (nee Bast) for 48 years; a loving father to Dale (Nathalie Bolduc) and Kathy McKenzie (Noko); and grandpa/papa to Joel McKenzie and Matthew Kohuch. George was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Walburga Lipp; brothers Jack, Mike, John and Ralph; and sisters Julia, Helen, Tillie and Katie. He is survived by his four sisters Eve Crawford, Julie (Max) Kuntz, Jean Holt and Henrietta (Dan) Mandryk. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. George was born at Dilke, SK in 1924. He had many careers, but loved his gravel truck business most. He was a very generous man who touched many lives. George loved everyone and was always ready to have a good time. He enjoyed laughing and sharing stories about the old days. Whenever there was work to be done, he was always ready to help out, with a hammer in hand, regardless of his condition and he never complained. He loved fishing, horseshoes and spending time with family and friends at the cottage on Lipps' beach. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing cribbage. He could count a crib hand at a glance. He also loved to repair anything around the house or whatever the neighbours brought over.He was a private person who never wanted anyone to worry about him, and was that way till the end. We will always treasure his memory. Funeral mass will be held at St. Peters R.C Church, 100 Argyle St. Regina, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Okai officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Special thanks to Dr. Casey, Dr Jancewicz & Mary, Dr. Nilson, Dr. ChalChal, the nurses at Allan Blair and the staff on ward 3B of the Pasqua Hospital.
- Michael Gordon of Dilke, SK., born on November 11, 1916, passed away on Sunday February 18, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 84 years with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents Carl and Walburg, son Garry and daughter in law Monica, brothers Jack, John, Ralph, sisters Helen, Julia, Tillie, Katie, brothers in law Lloyd, Don, Henry, Bert and Albert. Michael is survived by Anne his loving wife of 57 years, his children, Diana (James), Gladys (Glenn), Helen (Shaun), Simon (Janice), grandchildren Rae (Chris), Michael, Stephanie, Kristen and Carl, great-grandchildren Alex and Mathew, brother George (Theresa) and sisters Eve (Gordie), Jean, Julie (Max), Henrietta (Dan), sisters-in-law Jean and Donna, and many nieces and nephews. He is loved and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Church, Dilke, SK. with Rev. Lester Kaufmann, OMI officiating. Interment will follow in the Dilke Cemetery. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at the Regina General Hospital.
- Simon Lipp went home after a full life well lived on October 8, 2013 with his family by his side in Regina, SK. He will join his parents Mike and Anne, brother Garry and sister-in-law Monica. Simon will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janice, daughter Stephanie (Jason) Doney, son Carl, two grandchildren Eric and Ryan Doney, sisters Diana Wason (James), Gladys (Glenn) Bruce and Helen (Shaun) Wildman, nieces and nephews as well as numerous other family and friends. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Dilke, SK with Fr. Felipe Faustino as Celebrant.
- Othilla "Tiny" (nee Koch). Friday, May 21, 2004, age 88 years, resident of Gemini Personal Care Home in Regina since December 1, 2001. Tiny was predeceased by her husband Charles (Ted) Lumley; parents Joseph and Margareta (Ackerman) Koch; sister Rose and husband Frank Schmidt; brothers: Tom and Opal Koch; a twin brother to Tom at birth; Frank and Ada Koch. Othillia will be remembered by brother Gustav and Heather Koch, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a nephew Adam and Elaine Going in England. Tiny in her early years operated the Dilke Switchboard for six years, was then employed by SaskTel for 2 1/2 years, she met and married Ted Lumley of the Royal Air Force, this led her to England when Ted was posted to Burma. Tiny was then employed by the British Gov. Telephone System. During this tenure she worked in various places namely, Ministry of Fisheries, the Admiralty, Scotland Yard, Dollis Hill Research and Station. She was offered a position at Buckingham Palace; however Ted and Tiny had already decided to return to Canada after thirteen years with British Telephones. Returning to Regina she was again re-engaged by SaskTel for the next twenty years and seven months. In total she devoted twenty-nine years to the work she loved most, the telephone communication system. As per her request there will be no funeral service. Interment of Cremated remains will be with Ted's cremated remains in Riverside Memorial Park Columbarium. On behalf of my sister Othillia, I Gustav, sincerely wish to thank her many friends, especially the wonderful caring staff at Gemini Personal Care Home, who so very graciously tended to her needs. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
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- Mary Marjorie (nee Smith). It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Mary Marjorie Madson at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 91. Marjorie was born June 5, 1912 at Dilke, Saskatchewan. Marjory was predeceased by her loving husband Svend; parents Elmer and Laura Smith; brothers: Russel, Hollis (infancy), Don (Tessie), Julian (Edna), Lawrence (Rita), Cecil; and brother-in-law George Stief. Survived by daughter Marilyn (Don) of Calgary; son Allan (Judy) of Airdrie AB; sister Alma Stief; brother Lloyd (Mae) of Regina; sister-in-law Katie of Dilke; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Bethune United Church, Bethune, SK. on Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Walker officiating. Interment in Bethune Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Jack (John Robert) McAdam passed away peacefully while being held by his girls on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anita; son, Robbie; parents, Jean and Samuel; sisters, Martha (John) Bull, Elizabeth Lil Duckworth, and brother, William (Lil) McAdam. Jack is survived by his loving daughter, Sharon and his very caring son-inlaw, Allan Fahlman; the apples of his eye and reason for living, his granddaughters, Robyn (Chris Arno) and Becky; brother, Sam (Edna); sisters, Ida (Frank) Schnitzler, Marge (Eric) Seidlitz, Jean (Emil) Triffo; brother-inlaw, Ed Nicolay and many loved nieces, nephews, great neighbors and lifelong friends. Jack was born December 28, 1933 and raised in the Kedleston area, staying in the neighborhood to farm and raise his family. He enjoyed his cattle, hunting, net fishing, playing cards, visiting his neighbors and the odd cold beer. Ten years ago he moved to Parkside Extendicare and made it his home, livening up the weekly pub nights, happy hours, family nights Halloween parades with Alissa, casino outings with Moe and Penny or just generally teasing the staff, and looking forward to holidays at home. What will be missed the most is his quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, loving nature, generosity, mild mannered way, kindness, how proud he was of his family, and that little twinkle in those bright blue eyes. Thank you is not a big enough word for the loving compassionate care he received at Parkside especially in the last couple of weeks. Every single one of you went above and beyond. You are all responsible for giving him the very best 10 years he ever could have had. A special thanks to Reenie, Cheryl and Abby who have become a part of our family through their love and friendship. To the rest of his family, thank you for the bedside visits when he really needed them. Through the thick and the thin, he always hung in there. Due to his wishes, there will be no funeral.
- Anastasia Margaret (nee Ell) passed away peacefully with family at her side at the age of 96, in Regina, on May 29, 2010. Anne was born on September 23, 1913 in Dilke. She was predeceased by her husband, William McLean in 1983, her parents Henry and Philipina Ell, and siblings Barbara (Wins) Embury, Joseph, Amelia, Alphonse (Sylvia), Albert, and John, and sister-in-law Bernadette Ell. She leaves to mourn her loss, her brothers Charles and Fred (Julia), sister in-law Velma and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Anne will be remembered for her vegetable and flower gardens especially her sweet peas, and her bowl of treats at family celebrations. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of Robinson Care Home and Elmview Extendicare for their compassionate care for Anne during her last years. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the King R.C. Church, Regina with Rev. Joy Montiague presiding. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Allan Donald died peacefully with his family at his side, on June 23, 2011, after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jeanne-Marie and three children, Keith (Linda) of Calgary, Li McLeod of Regina, Barbara Knighton of Los Angeles, and grandchildren Sari, Matthew, Skye, Aren, Taylor and Jesse, and three great grandchildren. Allan was born on July 20, 1925, in Dilke, Sask. He was a prairie boy, educated in a one room schoolhouse and remained dedicated to the farming community throughout his life. He served in the army in WWII following which he enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1949 with his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Allan joined the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1950, to begin a career which spanned 39 years. Over the years he occupied a number of positions including rural extension, communications and advertising, economic research, policy, communications and administration. From 1986 to his retirement in 1989 he was Corporate Secretary. Transportation policy occupied an important place in Allan's career. He was a founding member of the Grain Transportation Technical Group (the first industry wide committee formed to improve co-ordination in grain transportation). In 1975 he was a member of an industry committee on the cost of moving grain by rail. He was responsible for policy development within Sask. Pool related to railway branch lines, rail costing for grain and the establishment of grain freight rates. Allan played an active role in his profession, serving as President of the Sask. Institute of Agrologists and later as National Councillor. In 1973 he became national president of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. He was granted a Recognition Award by the Sask. Institute for his outstanding contribution to the institute. His interests extended to the local, national and international agricultural community. He spent 3 years on the National Council of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and later became a life member of the CTRF. He also served overseas with CIDA consulting assignments in Lesotho, Africa (1974), St. Lucia, West Indies (1987) and Estonia (1991). He served on the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan, board of the Sherwood Credit Union, and was active in several Regina church congregations, the Gyro Club and the Canadian Club. Allan will be remembered for his community service, personal integrity, perseverance and trustworthiness. He was a hunter, fisherman, amateur photographer, and enjoyed square dancing, and lawn bowling. His skills with tools and home renovation benefitted his children wherever they lived. He was dedicated to his family and travelled extensively with Jeanne-Marie. The family is grateful for the support of family, friends, church visitors and staff of Wascana Rehab during Allan's long illness. There will be a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on June 28 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, at 2170 Albert Street. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Frank Stanley (June 5, 1927 - January 10, 2008). Frank's family are deeply saddened by his death at the age of 80, now joining his dearly beloved wife Beryl. He will be missed by son Ian (Dori), daughter Brenda Anderson (Erick), and grandsons Eldon (Serena), Ryan, Nathan and Evan. Grampa always had time for a run around the farmyard on his snowmobile or quad, a game, or a dip in the swimming pool. Also survived by brother Allan (Jeanne-Marie), nieces, nephews, and many other dear relatives and friends. Frank was born and raised on the family farm near Dilke, Sask. He raised his family and farmed successfully for many years before retiring to the city. Frank was an active member of the local Co-op, Dilke United Church, and was recognized for 50 years of service as a Weather Observer for Environment Canada. He enjoyed a lifetime of hunting, teaching hunter safety for many years, fishing with his children and grandchildren, and curling with friends. Upon retirement to the city, Frank kept busy with his garden and never-ending projects and hobbies. He was an active and faithful member of Wesley United Church, enjoying the camaraderie of worship and the men's club. Frank was a keen genealogist, devoting years of volunteer work for the Sask. Genealogical Society. He even became a pretty good pool player after moving to the city. He will be sorely missed by many communities. The family would like to extend an invitation to a celebration of Frank's life, to be held Tuesday, January 15, 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale Street, Regina. Interment to be held at a later date in Dilke Cemetery.
- George Stephen. On Thursday, November 20, 2003 George Stephen Metz, late of Dilke, SK., passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his mother Margaret in 1954, father Martin in 1966, wife Rose in 1971 and one brother Phil in 1998. George is survived by his son Joseph (Cathy) and their family Larry (Michelle) and their children Taylor, Rachel, and Karen; Patti (Blaine) and their children Scott and Tyler; daughter Dolores (Charles) Nugent and their family Rose Marie (Bryan) and their children Deidre, Garret and Jeadel; Michael and his children Crystal, Adam and Kerri; Mary Ann (Bryan); James Nugent; Carol (Leif) and their children Frank and Hannah, also two brothers Tony and Martin and one sister Christine. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 24th, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Boniface R.C. Church Dilke, SK with Rev. A. Sison Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Dilke Cemetery.
- Celestina "Sally" (nee Selinger). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sally on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the age of 81 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo & Maria Eva Selinger; in-laws, Rosina & Alexander Mildenberger; brother, Menrad & Ann; brothers-in-law, John (infancy) and Wendil Mildenberger, John Graham, Frank Metz, Lawrence Mildenberger, Tony Deck, Ernest Mattern and sister-in-law, Theresa Deck. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Leo; sons, Kenneth (Barb), David (Corrie); daughters, Carol (Denard Lynch), Joan (Denis Gervais), Linda (Bernie Schneider) & Dianne (Jeff Hilton); sisters, Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Dorothy Metz, Isabelle Mattern; sisters-in-law, Sister Colombiere, Sister Johanna, Rose (John Tymura), Clara Mildenberger and Beatrice Mildenberger; brotherin-law, George (Jean) Mildenberger; eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sally was born in Dilke and after normal school went teaching in Kronau and then Blumenfeld School near Sedley. It was while teaching there that she met and married Leo, devoted her time to family and Leo by helping on the farm. She was involved in many community and church affairs and worked for the C.W.L. also as a volunteer charity canvasser. She had many hobbies, her hands were never idle. She loved gardening, fishing, traveling and taking tours. Home hobbies included crocheting, knitting, paper tole projects and playing cards. She was a fighter as in 1978 had breast cancer; in 1998 had a heart bypass, and in 2000 was diagnosed with bone cancer. She continued to keep up the good spirit and faith until the end. Now her fighting is over and she is at peace. The family wishes to thank Drs. Peter Van Rooyen and Dr. Cline as well as the Palliative staff at the Pasqua Hospital and at the Wascana Grace Hospice for the loving care they gave Sally. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Father Louis Abello as Celebrant.
- Ernest Clarke Mortin, formerly of Bethune, SK, died quietly in hospital in Saskatoon on June 11, age 100. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 69 years, daughters Jean Mortin of Saskatoon, Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, MN and Sharon (Jim) Jeeves of Wolseley, SK, and daughter-in-law Isabel Mortin of Lethbridge, AB, by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren in Canada and the United States, and by one brother, Ken, of Virginia Beach, VA. He was predeceased by his son David in 2004, and by four sisters and three brothers. Born on July 2, 1905 to Evans and Elizabeth Mortin in Forest, ON, Ernie moved with his family to Strasbourg, SK in 1906 and to a farm near Dilke in 1914. He worked as a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool agent in Dilke and had an insurance business. He retired from the elevator in 1965 and he, Helen and Sharon moved to Bethune, where he continued his insurance business. In 1999, he and Helen moved to Saskatoon. A memorial service will be held in Bethune United Church on Monday, June 26 at 1.30 p.m., with Saskatoon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
- Helen Elizabeth (nee Stanfield), formerly of Bethune, SK, died quietly at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon on Jan. 19, age 96, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by Ernie, her husband of 69 years, in 2006 and by son David in 2004. She is survived by daughters Jean (Jenni) Mortin of Saskatoon, Linda Ferguson of Plymouth, MN, and Sharon (Jim) Jeeves of Wolseley, SK, and daughter-in-law Isabel Mortin of Calgary, AB, by seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren in Canada and the United States, and by sister Mearl Miller and brother Ralph Stanfield of White Rock, BC. Helen was born in Iowa in 1910 to Ralph and Cora Stanfield, who moved to Craik, SK in 1913. She attended Normal School in Regina and taught in schools in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba before her marriage in 1936. She and Ernie lived in Dilke, SK for 29 years, where she taught music and was organist and choir director in the United Church. When they moved to Bethune in 1965, she became organist and choir director of Bethune United Church. They moved to Saskatoon in 1999. A memorial service will be held in Bethune United Church at a later date.
- Jessie Elizabeth (nee Bradley) passed into God's eternal care on June 22nd, 2002 at age 82. Beth was born in Kedleston, Sask. She taught school in the Strasbourg & Bulyea area for two years before moving to Ontario to marry Ken Mortin from Dilke. Her parents George and Jessie (Rogan) Bradley and her sister Lois Jones predeceased her. Beth is survived by her husband Ken, daughters Shirley Pickering and her son Mathew of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Beverley (Ron) Hauser and their daughter Megan of Troy, Michigan, son Gordon (Melinda) Mortin of Kennesaw, Georgia, four sisters, Jean Grund, Regina, Peg Mortin, Bethune, Helen Busch, Imperial, Louise Hickey, Penticton, BC, and two brothers, Jack (Shirle) Bradley, Regina, Archie (Silvia) Bradley, Bethune, as well as many nieces and nephews.
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- Charles (Apr 21, 1938 - Dec 7, 2012). It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Nugent announces his passing on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 74 years. Charles taught school for 25 years in Sedley. Illness forced him to retire in 1987. It is said that "to teach is to touch a life forever". His family would like to thank those who taught with him, those who worked with him and the students he taught over the years for wonderful memories. He was active on several boards in Sedley before his retirement including the Credit Union Board, the Rink Board, the Gym Hall Board and the Celebrate Saskatchewan Committee. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Dolores (nee Metz); his daughter Rose Marie (Bryan Leier) and their children Deidre, Garret (Sarah nee Lenz) and Jeadel; Michael (Joanne McCall) and Denise Mack mother of Michael's children Crystal (Mark Schott), Adam (Jessica Zhang) and Kerri Jo; Mary Ann (Bryan Milne); James; Carol (Leif Nordstrom) and their children Frank and Hannah; as well as four great-grandchildren Brooklyn and Brodie Leier; and Lucas and Dylan Schott. Charles is also survived by his brother John of Dilke and his sisters Ella Scully of San Mateo, Ca. and Sister Rosa of St. Paul, Minnesota. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Marie Nugent; his in-laws George and Rosina Metz; his brother Father Frank Nugent; his sister Eileen Padilla; and his sister Helen who died in infancy. Special thanks to the health care providers that helped Charles bravely face illness and pain for many years; particularly Dr. Bester, Shirley, University Park Pharmacy, the Cancer Clinic and the Palliative Care Team at the Pasqua Hospital. Charles was a great Dad and will be sorely missed. One of his favourite sayings comes from an anonymous writer: Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, Sask. at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church at Dilke, Sask. - the same church where Dolores and Charles were married by Fr. Frank Nugent in 1960.
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- Kathryn "Kay" (nee Gwilym) Olsen passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2014 at the age of 91 years. She was born on July 2, 1922 in Hardisty, Alberta to John and Alice (McCaffery) Gwilym. Kay is predeceased by her parents, her husband Walter Olsen (April 17, 2004) and her sisters Margaret (Robinson) and Mary (Schunk). She is survived by her children Sharon (Giesinger) and Don (Georgina), her grandchildren Glenn Giesinger (JoAnn), Ryan Giesinger (Shawn), Chloe Hughes (Neal), Cole Olsen (Tara), Kaeden and Makenna, and great-grandchildren Callie and Logan. As a teenager, Kay grew up in Dilke, Saskatchewan and later moved to Regina where she attended Secretarial College. She enjoyed working as a secretary/stenographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway (Divisional Freight). She met Walter Olsen in January of 1945 and it was love at first sight. They married on April 7, 1946. They resided in Regina their entire life together. Kay and Walter developed special friendships with their neighbours (Goldies, Powleys, Normans, Stansfields, Coffees). Kay and her dear friend Helen Bradley enjoyed many cruises and summers at Osoyoos together. Her Tuesday and Thursday coffee sessions with friends were an important part of her life. Kay was exceptionally healthy and active until just 6 months ago when her body began to feel its age. May Ritchie was Kay's angel of mercy during the last days, checking on her multiple times a day to ensure she was safe and well. The family would like to thank the staff at Grace Hospice for the tender compassionate care given to our mother and grandmother. A Celebration of Kay's Life will occur on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Broadway United Church, (105 Broadway Ave). Rev. Jim Balfour will officiate. A Reception will be held in the church basement following the Service. Kay will be fondly held in our hearts and dearly missed.
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- Charles Arthur It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles on August 10, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife Rose and son-in-law Ernie Daniel. Left to mourn are Lucille (Dalton) Cox, and his grandchildren Dino Cox and Christine, Wanda (Kerry) Alderman, and their children, Tamara and (Roy) Kolassa, Jessica Alderman and Michael (Charmane) Alderman, and great-grand daughter Julia. Lori (Dave) Tudor and their children, Chelsea and Dallas, Glenda (Dan) Horner, as well as Charles's daughter Shirley Daniel and her children, Sonya (Mike) Elchuk and Selene (Blaine) Whyte, with their children, Riley, Hunter and Erika. As well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-laws family members and friends. As the request of Charles a Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in the Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK.
- Elizabeth Robertson, aged 76 years, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away on Monday, April 22, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel. Rev. Father Keith Goldrup, C.Ss.R. will officiate and a Private Family burial of cremains will take place at Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK. Elizabeth was predeceased by her loving husband, Stewart. She will be sadly missed by her family: Elaine (Richard) Ling, Darlene (Gerry) Pelletier, Marlene (Bryan) Burkhart, Lyle (Carole Erfle) Robertson, Don (Brenda) Robertson; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
- Lillian Marguerite, late of Stony Beach, SK. passed away on February 23, 2002. Born in Dilke, SK. on October 30, 1909 and after many years in rural Saskatchewan Lillian moved to Regina in 1993. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Marie Rogne, sisters Annie, Minnie, Helen; brothers Eric, John and twin brother Lloyd, as well as special friend Con Burton. Survived by special niece Joan (Garry Guglich) Soveran, nephews Ron (Jo) Ryerson, Milton (Carol) Rogne and Vern (Laverne) Rogne; nieces Marie (Al) McDonald and Carol Ann (David) Peterson, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. from Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Regina, SK. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Craig Moeller officiating. A private family interment to take place in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Pense, SK.
- James 'Jim' passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the age of 63 years in the Palliative Care Unit in Regina, following a long battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 36 years Joyce (Fahlman); his children Teri-Lynn (Dave) Brown, Joe (Alisha), and Robert (Candice); grandchildren Kaiden, Meira, Ryder, Ella and Mackenzie; sisters Barb Timoffee, Paulette (Steve) Szkodny, Joanne (Larry) Sullivan and Linda (Cam) Lueken; and sister-in-law Holly Rogoschewsky; numerous nieces, nephews and the Fahlman family. He was predeceased by his parents Joe and Helen; brother Mike; and brother-in-law Wayne Timoffee. Jim was born and raised in Dilke. He spent his years on the family farm doing what he loved. Jim will warmly be remembered by his family and friends as a determined, hardworking man with a soft heart for his cherished grandchildren. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Dilke, SK. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
- Mary Annie (nee Gottselig) of Regina, SK formerly of Dilke, SK passed away at Regina Pasqua Hospital on Monday, December 1, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Mary was born on the family farm south of Balgonie, SK May 8, 1914. She was predeceased by her husband Leo January 9, 1994; son Raymond August 14, 2008; and son-in-law Ron Wunsch May 3, 2005; her parents Mathilda and Leo Gottselig; brothers Andrew, Peter (Evelyn), Wilfred, Albert and John Gottselig; and sister-in-law Madeline Gottselig. Left to cherish her memory are two children, daughter Marina Wunsch of Regina, SK and son Chris (Loretta) Rogoschewsky of Dilke, SK, and daughter-in-law Shirley Rogoschewsky of Dilke, SK; nine grandchildren Lisa Varsanyi (Stu), Paul Rogoschewsky, Ramona (Richard) Roy, Charlene Rogoschewsky, Steve (Pam) Rogoschewsky, Matthew Rogoschewsky, Jaclyn (Evan) Robertson, Douglas Rogoschewsky and Victoria Rogoschewsky; great grandchildren Jasmine Varsanyi, Evan and Nathan Roy and Jada Robertson; brothers Gabriel (Tillie) Gottselig and Aloysius Gottselig; sisters-inlaw Caroline, Florence, Marie Gottselig; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with celebrant Reverend Brad Fahlman. Interment will take place in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- Michael John, January 18, 1956 - April 21, 2009. Michael John Rogoschewsky was born in Regina, SK on January 18, 1956. He grew up at Dilke on the family farm and is survived by his mother, Helen; four sisters, Barbarann (Wayne), Joanne (Larry), Paulette (Steve), Linda (Cameron); and one brother, James (Joyce); six nieces, eleven nephews, four great nieces and four great nephews. He was predeceased by his father in January 1987. Mike is also survived by Holly's parents, Murray and Jean Holland; her brothers, James (Brenda) and Cory (Virginia); sister-in-law, Angela (Brian); also by aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides. Mike developed his work ethic by milking cows and serving mass before he went to school. Mike's greatest joys were his children; Christopher and Ryan. His greatest concern about his illness was leaving the boys behind at a young age. Mike is their special angel in his eternal life. Family, co-workers and friends were a huge part of his life. Special thanks to Dr. Karen King and staff at the Cross Cancer Foundation. Many thanks also to Dr. James Bell and staff at Grandin Medical Clinic. Mike is now free of pain. We are so proud of his participation in cancer research. The funeral service will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Parish in Morinville at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2009.
- Raymond passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the age of 63 years. He was predeceased by his father Leo; brothers-inlaw Ron Wunsch, Darrel Danely and Richard Huzil; and nephew Christopher Reeve. Raymond will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley; son Paul; daughter Ramona (Richard) Roy and their sons Evan and Nathan; daughter Charlene; mother Mary; sister Marina Wunsch; brother Chris (Loretta); father and mother-in-law Harry and Doreen Aldred; brothers and sisters-inlaw Joy Danely, Ruth (Doug) Lee, Melonee Aldred and Wayne (Elizabeth) Aldred; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Raymond lived and farmed in the Dilke district all his life. He enjoyed the company of his family and many friends. He will be missed by all. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Dilke, SK on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
- Henry. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Henry Rogowski of Dilke at age 76 on July 12, 2006, with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Magdeline (Kushnir); son Mark; and brothers-in-law Bill Waslen, Michael Lys and Dan Kress. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Joyce; daughter Gloria (Mitchell) Maligranda and their children Joelle (Larry) Rudick, Dalice (Leonard Calfas) and Jeffrey; son Eric (Wendy) and their children Jamie (Joey Benson), Tyler and Chantelle; and one greatgranddaughter Madison Rudick. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Waslen and Helen Lys; brother William Rogowski (Helen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of Henry's life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Pam MacCallum Rudd officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
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- Theresa "Tessie" (nee Ziegler) passed away peacefully with family by her side March 14, 2008 at the age of 89 years at the General Hospital. Theresa was born November 4, 1918 in Dilke, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; son Raymond; mother Anna and father John; 3 brothers Chris, Frank and Tony and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by her children Bernadette (Dave) Baird, Wayne (Irene) Schaeffer, Marilyn (Glenn) Cunningham, Diane (Joe) Sanchuck, Patrick (Doug Schaeffer); 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-greatgrandchildren; 4 sisters Barbara Briltz, Magdelena Frohlick, Mary (Alfred) Bast, Julia (Fred) Ell and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family would like to thank Dr. Djuricic and the nursing staff on Unit 3E, especially nurse Melinda. A public visitation will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 7:00 P.M in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Gartner). On Saturday, September 27, 2008. Mrs. Elizabeth Schmidt of Regina, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Bob (August 2007); parents, Felicia and Peter Gartner; brothers, Joe, Henry, Peter and John; sisters, Adeline, Flora, Irene and Mary; Betty will be lovingly remembered by sons, Bob (Gail) and Garth; grandchildren, Justin (Stephanie) and Dana; brothers, Eugene and George; sister, Phyllis; as well as many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was born on the farm near Dilke, SK in 1920 then moved with the family to a farm near Craik, SK. From the farm she moved to Regina where she spent most of her adult life. On September 1, 1952 she married Bob who was the love of her life. Betty was a loving and caring person who always put others first. Her greatest joy was all her family. She was loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK with Fr. Bill Mahoney as Celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park will follow. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- William. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William "Bill" Schmiedge, on Sunday, July 8, 2001. He was born on December 16, 1923 in Dilke. Predeceased by his parents Christof and Eugenie, brother Chris and sister Emma. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Elsie, daughter Judy (Les) Powers, son Dean (Margot) all of Regina and daughter Diann (Brent) Heinitz of Emerald Park. Also left to mourn his passing are his grandchildren: Gail (Shawn) Stapleton; Kelly (James) Puetz; Leah, Kyla, Tara and Erica Schmiedge; Travis, Kendra and Jordan Heinitz; and great grandson Indiana Stapleton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 10 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Ave. with Rev. Donald Koch officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Ann (nee Miller) Selinger of Craik, Sask., (formerly of Dilke) age 80 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 24, 2003 at the Craik and District Health Care Centre. Ann is survived by her loving family: daughter Denise (Forbes) McLachlan, grandsons, Scott McLachlan & Greg McLachlan; sisters, Sadie Lipp, Barbara Reich, & Emelia (George) Sperling; brothers, Tom Miller and Chris (Sharon) Miller. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Sally (Leo) Mildenburger, Dorothy Metz, and Isabel (Ernie) Mattern; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Ann was predeceased by her loving husband Menrad Selinger November 8, 2000. The vigil of prayers will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger officiating. The celebration of Ann's life funeral mass will be held on Thursday November 27, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. with Rev. Father Arnold Sison officiating. Interment family plot, Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Ann may be directed to the Craik and District Health Care Center Fund. The family wish to thank Carol and Clifford Styles, Albina and Keith Fleming, Chris and Sharon Miller, George and Amelia Sperling, Tom Miller, Barbara Reich, Saddie Lipp, and the Craik and District Health Care Center doctor and staff for the loving care and the many kindnesses they provided for our dear Mother. Hanson's Funeral Home Davidson in care of Arrangements.
- Emma (nee Dreger). On Saturday, November 3, 2007, Emma Selinger, late of Regina, SK, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, George; her parents, Emmanuel and Lydia Dreger; step-mother, Augustine Dreger; 1 brother, Arthur and two infant daughters; Emma is survived by her loving family, two sons: Stanley (Delores) of Red Deer, AB and Gordon (Hanni) of Weyburn, SK; two daughters: Elaine (Theo Tibo) of Regina, SK and Yvonne (Paul Brosnan) of New Zealand; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be fondly remembered by her special friend, Peter. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. East, Regina, SK with Rev. Norm Marcotte, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK at 2:00 P.M.
- Eugene (December 12, 1923 - September 18, 2012). On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Eugene Selinger passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years at the Pasqua Hospital Emergency unit. By his side was his nephew and niece, Gerald and Darlene Metz. Eugene was born at Dilke, SK. He is predeceased by his parents, Philip and Anna Selinger; wife, Margaret; brothers, George (Emma), Leo, Michael, Wilfred and Edward. Eugene is survived by his brothers and sisters, Peggy Nattress, Anton (Florence) Selinger, Frank (Jean) Selinger, Philip (Della) Selinger, Barbara (Tony) Sander, Anna (Zennith) Iwaskow and several nieces and nephews. He resided and farmed in the Dilke District until he moved to the Queen Victoria Estates, Regina, SK, on October 27, 2010. He spent his last four months as a resident at the Elmview Extendicare, Regina, SK. Eugene and his deceased wife, Margaret, travelled extensively and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a long time member of the St. Boniface Church. Special thanks to the staff of the Elmview Extendicare and their quick response unit, for their compassionate care and support and to the SWADD staff and the Emergency Department of the Pasqua Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at St. Boniface Church, 709 Saskatchewan Pl., Dilke, SK with Fr. Felipe as Celebrant.
- Geneva (nee Gardner) died on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her husband, Aloysius; daughter, Patricia and son in law; 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Survived by her 5 children, Wilf (Carol), Doreen (Chas), Joe (Dolly), Gerald (Betty) and Eileen (Tim); 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, September 10, 2007 at Good Samaritan R.C. Church, 425 Broad St. N., Regina, SK with Fr. John Mock as Celebrant. Interment will take place at Dilke Cemetery, Dilke, SK.
- Mary Barbara late of Regina, passed away on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the age of 92. She was born on January 27, 1923 in Dilke, SK. She was predeceased by her parents Raphael in 1967 and Marion (Ell) Selinger in 1984; sister Katherine Selinger (infancy in 1915); sister Amelia (Amy) (Hall) Houston in 2002; brothers-in-law Aelred (Hillie) Hall in 1966, William (Bill) Houston in 1978; brother John Sellinger in 2003; sister-in-law Margaret Sellinger in 1990; nephew Ralph John (Jr.) Sellinger in 1984; great-nephew Richard Vincent (infancy in 1990). She is survived by sister Agatha (Peggy) Sellinger of Regina; niece Sharon (Douglas) Vincent; great-niece Michelle Vincent, of Coquitlam B.C. and many cousins and friends. She was active in softball, five and ten pin bowling and ushering with the Saskatchewan Auxiliary Territorials. Mary worked for the Saskatchewan Government ending at the Allen Blair Cancer Clinic with her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed doing petit point, reading, travelling and always gave a helping hand wherever needed. A private family interment will take place in Riverside Memorial Park at a later date.
- Menrad Phillip Selinger of Craik Sask. (formerly of Dilke), age 78 passed away peacefully on November 8th, 2000 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Menrad is survived by his loving family: wife Ann; daughter Denise (Forbes) McLachlan; grandsons: Scott McLachlan & Greg McLachlan; sisters: Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Sally (Leo) Mildenburger, Dorothy Metz, & Isabel (Ernie) Mattern; also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Menrad was predeceased by his parents Leo & Mary Eve Selinger; brothers-in-law, Johnny Graham, Tony Deck & Frank Metz. The vigil of prayers will be held on Monday November 13th, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask. The celebration of Menrads life Funeral Mass will be concellebrated by Rev. Father Lester Kaufman OMI & Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger, on Tuesday November 13th, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church, Craik, Sask. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Richard Frank. It is with saddened hearts that the family of Richard Selinger announce his passing at the age of 70. Richard was born August 3, 1941 and passed peacefully on December 29, 2011 surrounded by family. Richard grew up and raised his family on the homestead farm outside of Dilke and spent his last 17 years in Regina with his wife and family. He is pre-deceased by parents Phillip Selinger and Elizabeth (Fahlman) Selinger. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 47 years, Dawn (Hendry) and son Greg (Sheri) and grandchildren Alyssa and Darby; daughter Debbie (Tom) and grandcihldren Jamie and Benjamin; son Michael (Lisa) and grandchildren Landon, Lucas and Logan; son Jason (Jennifer) and grandchildren Tyler, Josie, Parker, and Jestina; brothers and sisters, Nettie (John), John (Nancy), Marilyn (Len deceased), Greg, Nancy (Paul), Laurie (Gord); brothers and sisters-in-law Clinton (Maxine), Garth (Regina), Brett (Charlene), Maylyn (Vernon), Twyla (Rick), Garnet (Jeanette), Delee (Ken), Janine (Shane) and Carman; and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and friends for their passionate care during his stay at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Resurrection Catholic Church, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, officiated by Father Brad Fahlman and Father Steven Bill. Prayers will be held Monday, January 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave, Regina.
- Edna J., beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, late of Regina and long-time resident of Dilke passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 14, 2002. Edna was predeceased by her parents, her husband Julian, three sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her six children: Gordon, Karen (McLeod), Brian, Clinton, Maureen (Humphries) and Laureen; five grandchildren: Mark, Brenton, Christopher, Karleen and Colby Humphries; and a great-granddaughter Skylar Humphries; two sisters Thelma Walker and Agnes Hitcherick; sisters-in-law: Alma Steif, Marjorie Madson, Katie Smith, Rita Smith, Mae Smith and Kay Anderson; and brothers-in-law: Lloyd Smith, Don Smith and Robert Walker; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was born and received her education in Dilke. She married Julian Smith in 1945 and resided on the farm until 1968 when they moved to Regina. She worked many years at Sears until retirement in 1982. She was then able to pursue her hobbies of knitting and quilting. Many family members were appreciative recipients of the beautiful quilts she created. Edna enjoyed the fellowship of the Rebekah Lodge of which she was a life-time member. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Laura Sundberg officiating. Lunch to follow in the church hall serviced by the Rebekah Lodge. Cremation to follow. Interment will be held at a later date at the Dilke Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Regina Funeral Home.
- Mae (nee Anderson). The family of Mae Smith, formerly of Dilke, SK, are deeply saddened by her death on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Mae was born on March 22, 1926 to an immigrant Norwegian family, Anton Hansen (Anderson) and Karoline Johansen in the Mackenzie nursing home in Shaunavon, SK. She was the only one born in a nursing home, all the rest of her siblings were born on the farm near Scotsguard, SK. It is said by her older sister Alice, that Mae was so small when she was born, that she fit in a shoebox to take her home. Mae was the ninth child. Mae is also a first generation Canadian, being that her parents came here from South Dakota, USA in 1909 after the call to open Western Canada was announced. Mae took her schooling in Scotsguard, SK and also worked for various farmers and people around the district. Mae worked in Regina at the LaSalle, Champs, Kings and Palmer Hotels. It was here on October 11, 1945 that Mae and Lloyd P. Smith, of Dilke, SK, were married. They were married for 62 years until Lloyd passed away on November 10, 2007. Mae was predeceased by her siblings Andy Rudolph in infancy of Huron, SD, USA, Art of Malita, MB, Earl of Weyburn, Clarence and Harry of Regina, Alice of Delorain, MB and Sylvia of Botineau, ND, USA. She is remembered be her son Harvey of Regina; daughter Shirley (Ron) McNab; and her children Malissa (Mike) and her son Cody; Natasha (Regine) Alex and her children Taylor and Jade; Fabian; and Aashley (Steve) Matthews all of Moose Jaw and daughter Leona (Dan) Hungle and their children Dana Hungle and Shelley Young and her son Jonathan of Edmonton, AB. She is also survived by her sister Martha of Minot, ND, USA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her first cousin in Egil Solhiem of Norway. Mae was an avid curler, being on many winning teams from Dilke with a lot of the local people. Mae was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge for around 20 years; she liked to knit, when the curling sweaters came about she knitted quite a few in Norwegian patterns and she also crocheted and embroidered. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East Regina, SK on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Percival Lloyd. Another soldier has gone, but not by war, but by life's natural causes. On Saturday, November 10, 2007, Percival Lloyd Smith UE of Sunset Extendicare, formerly of Dilke, SK, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK at the age of 89 years after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his father Samuel Elmer; mother Laura Adell Hinchy; six brothers Russell, Don, Cecil, Julian, Hollis Benjamin (in infancy) and Lawrence; two sisters Marjory and Alma; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Lloyd is survived by his wife, of 62 years, Mae; his son Harvey; daughter Shirley (Ron) McNab and their children Malissa, Natosha (RJ) Rejein, Fabian and Ashley; great grandchildren Cody, Taylor and Jayda; daughter Leona (Dan) Hungle and their daughters Dana and Shelly; great grandson Jonathon; sister-inlaw Katie Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dad was born on the farm near Dilke, SK on September 2, 1918. He took his schooling at Wilkie Bay School, 2 1/2 miles east and south of the farm, after he thought his schooling was enough he worked around the communities and also did commercial fishing on Long Lake. In 1941, he enlisted in the army and was enlisted in the 8th RECCE, 14th Canadian Hussars from Swift Current, he trained at Dundurn and went overseas to England and trained more until they needed him. He saw action at Caan and Falaise, France, it was along the road to Falaise that he was wounded; his army stay was short lived. He was discharged in February of 1945. On October 11, 1945, he married Mae Anderson of Scotsguard, SK and together they raised three children at Chamberlain. He farmed on a quarter section of land, known as Bill Conley farm and worked along with his brother Don. In 1952, he sold the quarter of land and bought a new 1952 Chevrolet car and moved to his fathers farm near Dilke, SK. He farmed in the Dilke District until 1979 and sold three quarters to the Art Jones family who's farm joined alongside. The quarters north of Dilke went to Leonard Bast and the NE 26 went to Brian Smith and the Homestead of the century family farm award of this year went to Mervin Smith, his two nephews. Dad was also active in the community serving on various boards, Hall Board, Curling Club, Legion, Sask Wheat Pool, Community Pasture Association and the Co-op. He was also the president of the Saskatchewan Horseshoe Association; he was a great curler and horseshoe pitcher. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Raymond passed away suddenly on March 16, 2006 in Regina, SK at the age of 83 years. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Verna (nee Krieger); children Luanne Wimpney, Murray (Selina), Brian (Brenda), Brenda (Barry) Rodko, Twyla (Brad) Pateman, Lisa (Del) Stanley; grandchildren Shawn (Shauna), Stacy (Jolene), Jaylene (Doug), Jonathan (Katie), Elissa (Jason), Kristel (Jason), Amber (Jon), Murena, Brianna, Justin, Hayley and Cameron; great grandchildren Shelby, Shaylene and Shanel; brother Len (Irene) and sister Anne (Tony) Schaefer as well as other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Barbara; brothers Lloyd and Gus and sonin-law Jack Wimpney. Ray was born on August 3, 1922 near Dilke, SK; he grew up in the Chamberlain area and farmed in the Fillmore area before settling in Regina. Ray married Verna in Regina on May 23, 1946. They spent many years prospering in the taxicab business where they made many life-long friends. In his spare time, Ray excelled at 10-pin bowling and was passionate about his sports, traveling south, fishing, hunting and gardening at Regina Beach. He had a very full life enjoying many activities with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A VISITATION will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, March 20, 2006 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. with cremation to follow. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
- Velma A. (nee Hills). On Tuesday, May 29, 2001 Velma Stephenson, late of Regina, SK. passed away at the age of 72 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred in June 1989; her parents, Ross and Minnie Hills of Dilke, SK; brother, Flight Sgt. (Air Gunner) J. Oliver in June 1942, age 22 over Belgium; and son, Merle in September 1976, age 20. Velma is survived by three sons, Robert of Thompson, MB; Gordon (Jan) and their family Ryan, Shawn and Nicole; David (Jamie) and their son Michael all of Regina; brothers, Gordon (Mabel) Hills of Regina and their son Eldon of Toronto; Lloyd (Temple) Hills of Bethune and their son Leonard (Lisa) and their family Zackery, Austin and Brock of Bethune; Lyle (Jodie) Hills and their daughter Ciera of Regina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jessie and Lorne Ewen of Edmonton, Jim and Edna Stephenson of Regina, Alex and Margaret Stephenson of England; and nieces and nephews.
- Edmund. On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Edmund Stulberg passed away at the age of 94 years. Edmund is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Jean; children, Ron (Maggie), Alvina (Alphonse), Dave (Carol); numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren; sister Amy Rowe; brothers, Alfred (Dorothy), Bob (Charlene); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Boniface R. C. Church, Dilke, SK with Rev. Neil Osiowy presiding. Interment in Dilke Cemetery.
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- Alexander Joseph passed away peacefully July 31, 2001 in Edmonton, AB. Born in Dilke in 1917, he was predeceased by parents James and Amelia; siblings Ethel Tait; Alice Rhodes, JAE (Bert) and John Tait; his first wife Vi in 1955; second wife Helen in 1995. Lovingly remembered by daughters Kathryn (Peter) Leonard, Calgary and Janet (Neil) Maclean, Vermilion; six grandchildren; sisters Dorothy (Don) Swenson, Moose Jaw; Idabelle (Ross) Embury, Assiniboia; brother Charles (Marlene) and companion cousin Roy Tait, Edmonton, plus many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. A memorial service was held August 3rd from Foster & McGarvey Chapel, Edmonton.
- Lorne L. born on May 3, 1921 at Dilke, SK passed away peacefully after a short illness with cancer on June 12, 2006 at Regina SK. Lorne is survived by his loving wife Alice; son Kenneth (Bev) Tate, grandsons Ross and Mike, daughter Lorna (George) Wallace, grandson Robert. Lorne attended schools in Regina, was a member of the Masons Scottish Rite, Royal Canadian Legion, fought in Sicily, Italy, Holland and Germany. He married Alice Sutherland in 1947, enjoyed traveling, golfing, biking, and woodworking, had a wonderful family and many friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 3337 15th Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
- Larry passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2001 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 66 years, surrounded by his loving family. Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife Joyce of 48 years, sons, Lance (Debra), Mark, Dean (Fiancee-Debby), grandchildren -Joel, Annaliese, Marc, Shana, Mark, Chad, Leah, Benjamin and McKenna, sisters, Shirley Willette, Beverly Rusznak, and Marge Zabel (Jonas Fornwald), mother-in-law Ann Friesen (Little Annie), and extended family. Loyal champion Cahoona. Larry was born and raised in Weyburn, SK. Moved to Regina in 1962, where he and his family resided until he and his wife Joyce retired to Dilke, SK. Larry spent many years in the petroleum and trucking industry, owning and operating, Larry's Rosemont Shell. He will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends. A celebration of Larry's life will be held at 2:00 P.M. December 29, 2001 at Holy Family Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd., Regina, SK. Father Gerry Bouche officiating.
- Anastasia (nee Gartner) of Esterhazy, SK passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thurs. July 26, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Prayers will be said on Sun. July 29, 2001 at 7:30 PM from Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church, Esterhazy, SK. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon. July 30, 2001 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church, Esterhazy, SK with Fr. Rick Krofchek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Cupar Cemetery, Cupar, SK at approx. 2:30 PM. Anastasia was predeceased by her parents; Hieronymous & Magdalena Gartner. Her husband: Joseph, infant son: Raymond, son-in-law: Rick Ainsworth, 5 brothers: Johann, Joseph, Peter, Adam and John, 2 sisters: Jean and Mary. Stasia is survived by her 2 brothers: Jerome (Anne) and Tony (Theresa), her children: Edith Ainsworth, Cecilia (Sylvester) Daradich, Elaine Leiba, Jerome Trohak, Jean Trohack, Louise (Jim) Peck, 12 grandchildren: David (Maeve), Todd (Becky), Jocelyn (Jason), Marina (Darren), Elliott (Janine), Selena (Cory), Andrea, Kristin (Eric), Kelsey, Steven, Marietta and Jerolund, 3 great-grandchildren: Rylan, Chanelle and Brittany. Anastasia was born in 1913 at Dilke, SK. She married Joseph Trohak in 1936 and they resided at Ravensburg School near Quinton, Mathyas School in the Arburg district, Southey and Esterhazy.
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- Kenneth Bruce. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Kenneth Bruce Veer on Thursday June 19, 2008 at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his father David Veer, mother Tena Veer, brother Richard (Gib) Veer. Survived by his wife Onagh of 49 years, his daughters Glenda (Grant) Haygarth, Gainsborough, SK.; Heather Machnaik (Carl Reade) Bethune, SK. His grandchildren; Arliss Rawn, Kelowna, BC., Greg (Shannon) Rawn, Carnduff, SK., Courtney (Josh Haugerud) Hassman, Regina, SK., A.J. Rawn, Oxbow, SK., Thomas Rawn, Gainsborough, SK., Erica Machnaik, Bethune, SK. His sisters Shirley (Bob) McKinstry, Southey, SK., Myrna (Gerry) Freiburger, Owen Sound, ON., Judy (Larry) Pahl, Regina, SK., his sisterin-law Marina (Bob) Jean, Calgary, AB., and numerous nephews and nieces. Bruce worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in Regina for 37 years. He was an active member of the Bethune Lions Club, Buffalo Lake Wild Life Federation, and Friendship Club in Dilke, SK. He enjoyed curling, hunting, fishing, golfing, horse shoes, gardening and he used to bowl with CP Rail and Sask Wheat Pool. Bruce will fondly be remembered for his quick wit, his fine wine, and happy hours. We love you deeply and will miss you greatly. A Funeral Service will be held today, Monday, June 23, 2008 at 2:00p.m. in the Dilke Town Hall, Dilke, SK. Darrell Reine, Officiating.
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- Thelma K. (nee Anderson) of Punnichy, Sask, passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the age of 98 years. She was born in Dilke, Sask. April 28, 1916. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Clara Anderson; her sisters Olivia (Hutchinson), Barbara (Charles), Mathilda (Charles), Edna (Smith), and Agnes (Hitcherick); and her brothers Otto and Clarence. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; children Tracy (Hamel), Trevor, and Teresa; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.There is no funeral but a memorial service to celebrate Thelma's life will be held at a later date, in the spring, when she will be interred with her parents at the Dilke Cemetery.
- Mary Magdalena (nee Selinger), 1912 - 2003, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 91 years of age. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Charles; parents, John and Elizabeth Selinger; siblings, Jerome, Ralph and Anne; and daughter-in-law, Marjorie. She is survived by her daughter Dolores (Ed) of Regina, and her son, Ronald of Saskatoon. Also left to cherish her memory are eight grandchildren: Douglas (Janice), Dean, Darrin, Christa (Michael), Cathy, Ron (Judy), Darryl (Lisa) and David (Janet); and five great grandchildren: Sarah, Mitchell, Isaac, Lucy and Vanessa. Mary was born and raised near Dilke, SK, where her parents farmed. She married Charles in 1932 in Regina and was in the employ of the Robert Simpsons Company for 25 years. Mary was a big sports fan, her favorites being hockey and football. She and Charles had season tickets for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for many years. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 11:00 am in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Joe Lang officiating. Private interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- D. Mildred (nee Hepburn), of Regina, widow of the late Ted Wolter, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2005. She was the youngest of three daughters born to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hepburn of Dilke. After receiving her education in Dilke, she attended and graduated from Regina Normal School in 1940. In 1943 she married Theodor Wolter and during their forty-one years of married life, lived in many Saskatchewan locations in Ted's capacity as C.P.R. station agent. On retirement they remained in Rouleau, spending their summers at Grandview Beach. Ted passed away in 1984 and Mildred moved to Regina 1987. In her final resting place she will be greeted by her husband Ted, parents Bill and Dorothy Hepburn, sister and brother-in-law Hilda and Warren Martin, brother-in-law Elmer Josvanger. Survivors are sister Drusilla Josvanger of Regina, brother and sister-in-law Herb and Jean Wolter of Bulyea, eleven nephews and nieces, and a host of friends. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Evelyn (nee Gartner). It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Evelyn Young on Thursday, August 14, 2014, with her family by her side. Evelyn was born on April 7, 1933 in Dilke, Sask. and had many fond memories of growing up in that community full of family. She is predeceased by her parents Olga and Joe Gartner and siblings Eugene, Pete, Molly, Mary and Eleanor. Left to miss her sadly are children Bob, Gae, Tim and Rhonda; grandchildren Jennifer Young, Matthew and Morgan Goddu; nieces and nephews Carol, Arlene, Colleen, Sharon, Anita, Doreen, Don, Scott, Kim, Bryon, Kelly and Raena. Evelyn was a life force with an easy sense of humour and a hugely generous spirit. She had a deep love of nature and loved to garden. She spent many an evening on her deck admiring the beauty of her flowers. Evelyn raised four children on her own through difficult times with humour and a deep sense of responsibility. Thanks deeply to her son Tim Young who took care of Evelyn over these last years and to niece Doreen, for so wonderfully stepping in these last days. A family Celebration of Evelyn will be held at a later date.
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- Anton "Tony" (March 24, 1927 - September 24, 2013). Tony passed away peacefully with family at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. His passing reunites Tony with his dear wife Anne (2005) and daughter Karen (1964). Tony will be forever loved and missed by his daughters, Arleen (Paul) Cocks of Saskatoon and Sandy (Mel) Keating of Prince Albert; his treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tammy (Craig) Cole, Connor Warden, Toby Cocks, Shawn (Elysia) Keating, Stacey, Kira and Jade Keating; as well as brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. Tony was born into a family of twelve in Dilke, SK. He had a lengthy career, starting out as a welder at Northwest Iron Works and moving up to construction supervisor at Saskatchewan Steel Fabricators Ltd. He retired as superintendent of construction from Stelco Fabricators Ltd. Anne was the love of his life and they were able to celebrate 57 years of marriage. The family would like to thank the palliative home care nurses. Donations in memory of Tony may be made to a charity of choice. In keeping with Dad's wishes, there will be no formal funeral. A simple private interment for family will be held.