Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Natalie "Dolly" (nee Youck) born April 13, 1921 in Duval, Saskatchewan passed away at home quietly in her sleep on Wednesday February 26, 2003. Beloved wife of Ross Barker. Loving mother of Karen (John, Friend), Kathryn Barker and Lorraine (Mario Gallaccio). Dear sister of Esther Robbins, Elsie Mossman, Bertha Erhardt and Hilda Vetter. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Katie Erhardt, Molly Youck, Mary Dent, Emma Bauer and her brothers Rev. Alex Youck and Wilfred Youck. Resting at HETHERINGTON AND DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, in Niagara Falls, where the family will receive family and friends on Thursday 7-9 p.m. and on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Victoria Ave.) on Saturday March 1, 2003 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens.
- Emma (nee Youck). It is with regret that we an nounce the passing of Emma Bauer (nee Youck) on November 9, 2001, af ter a very brief illness. Emma was born on January 12, 1920 at Duval, SK. After attending school there, she worked at various jobs in the Strasbourg area at which time she met and married Ernie Bauer in 1940. Emma and Ernie farmed in the Strasbourg area until Ernie's passing in 1962 at which time Emma moved to Regina. Emma was employed at Simpson's, Co-operators and later Sears from where she retired in 1985. Emma was a compassionate, fun-loving person who loved people. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Emma loved her church for which she was always willing and ready to volunteer. As well, volunteering in the community, such as the Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation, was very important to her. She served on the Council of Christ Lutheran Church, visited shut-ins and enjoyed time with her family and friends. She has left a great emptiness in the hearts of many. Left to mourn are two children Hazel Schultz of Prince Albert and Larry (Pat) Bauer of Regina; her four grandchildren; Penny (Paul) Phillips of Edmonton, Carmen (Thomas) Rigakis of Edmonton, Todd Bauer of Toronto and Troy Bauer of Edmonton; her great-grandchildren twins, Braxton and Breanna Phillips. She also leaves to mourn her sister Dolly (Ross) Barker of Port Colborne, Ontario, sister Esther Robbins of Regina, sister Bertha (David) Erhardt of South Burnaby, B.C., sister Hilda Vetter of Lincoln, Nebraska, sister Elsie (Ed) Mossman of Edmonton, brother Wilfred (Isabel) Youck of Regina, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Emma Bauer of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Emma was predeceased by her husband Ernie, brother Alex Youck and sisters Katie Erhardt, Molly Youck and Mary Dent (Walter). A Celebration of Emma's life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue Regina, SK on Wednesday November 14, 2001 at 1:30 P.M.
- Robert. Bob passed away on Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 94. He was born in 1912 in Duval, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Godfrey and Caroline; brothers Godfrey, Ernest; stepbrother Henry; step-sister Lydia; and an infant daughter Elva Anne, at birth. Bob is survived by his loving wife and dedicated companion of almost 67 years, Emma (nee Hilderman); sister-in-law Elsie (Norman) Hepting; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 370 McIntosh Street, Regina, SK with Pastor Dennis Lueck officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Many thanks to Dr. J. Van Heerden, Dr. D. H. Warden and the nursing staff on 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for all the special care they gave to Bob.
- Molly Bender of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg and formerly of Duval district passed away December 26, 2002 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Fred. She leaves to mourn two brothers Fred Jauck and Ernest (Elsie) Jauck, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday Janaury 4, 2003 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. Martin Olsen officiating. Interment: Duval Cemetery.
BIEBER - Frederick J. A. Bieber, age 89 years, of Hudson, New Hampshire, and formerly of Rochester, New York, died Monday, May 21, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 6, 1922 in Duval, SK, son of the late Frederick and Eleanora (Kendel) Bieber. Frederick was also predeceased by two sisters, Margaret Everett and Katherine Nielson. Fred was the husband of M. Phyllis (Davidson) Bieber of Hudson, NH, with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. A WWII veteran with the Canadian Air Force, he made 47 combat missions over Europe. Fred later naturalized to the United States and was employed for many years with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. While in Rochester, he volunteered for over 15 years at the former Parkridge Hospital. Upon moving to NH, he began volunteering at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua. Fred was an avid golfer, gardener and woodworker. Besides his loving wife Phyllis, survivors include three sons, and a daughter, Frederick R. Bieber and his wife Jane of Roslindale, MA, Susan Bieber Kennedy of Washington, DC, Andrew J. Bieber of Chicago, IL, and Thomas W. Bieber and his wife Brigid of Boxborough, MA; five sisters: Edith Borsa of Vancouver, BC, Elaine Yung and her husband Harold of Strasbourg, SK, Ruth Peters and her husband Fred of Salem, OR, Doris Mitchell and her husband Stewart of Francis, SK, and Leona Hill of Coquitlam, BC; eight grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial visitation was held on Thursday, May 24 at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, in Hudson, NH.
BJELLAND - Ralph, of Strasbourg and formerly of Bulyea District, passed away June 8, 2007 at the age of 94. Ralph was born December 2, 1912 in the Lakeside District (Duval District). He was predeceased by his sisters Inga, Ruth, Agnes and brother Dewey. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marie, daughters Bev (Geo) Beckett, Rilla (Wes) Holowatuk, son Raye (Gloria), eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, sister Edna (Bert) Griffiths, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 16, 2007 at 2 PM from Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea District. Lunch to follow at Bulyea Hall.
BLAKE - Frank Robert, of Regina, SK, formerly of Duval, SK, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his parents Geoff and Lois. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his family, wife June; daughters Barb (Larry) Firth and Nancy Blake (Warren Dunitz); granddaughters Tayler and Tristyn Firth; sister Dorothy Miller; aunts Margaret Frizzell and Jean Frizzell; in-laws Jim and Carol Sangster; cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Unit 2-5, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre and Palliative Care staff at Pasqua Hospital for the care given to Frank.
BOYD - Austin John Taylor (December 17, 1908 - March 30, 2012). Austin (Bud) John Taylor Boyd passed away peacefully at Wascana Veteran's wing in his 103rd year. Bud was predeceased by his wife Peggy in 1998 and only sibling Mildred Dillon in 2003. He is survived by his daughter Margaret (John), grandchildren Brian, Joel and Haley, niece Elsie Newson and her children Pat and Chuck and nephew Jim Dillon. When Bud was born in Lyleton, Manitoba, the Victorian era still cast its long shadow over pre WWI Canada. Bud grew up in Duval, SK where his Dad had a hardware store. At age 16 Bud started work for the Royal Bank after finishing Grade 11, as no Grade 12 was offered in Duval. He was with the bank approximately 16 years at Eyebrow, Lanigan and Saskatoon. It was in Saskatoon he met Peggy, who was the private secretary to the bank manager. They were married in Saskatoon, August 14, 1943. Bud left the bank when salaries dropped to $30 per month with the help of his father he purchased a general store at Leslie, SK. He sold the store to join the Air Force and obtained the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Bud spent time at various bases on the west coast and then went overseas. He was posted in Exeter, England as well as in Belgium and Holland. Post war he was active with the Air Force Association and its Benevolent Fund. He also assisted for many years with the Air Cadet program in Regina. When Bud was discharged in 1946 he returned to Victoria where his parents and wife Peggy were living. He was unable to find employment in the city. He almost purchased a confectionary store but was concerned that his mother would be too bossy! He and Peggy returned to SK and he began working for the SK Hospital Insurance Plan from 1947 to 1973 when he retired as Director. Bud was a fair and kind "boss". In the early years there were no morning coffee breaks and no access to a coffee spot. Bud made arrangements for coffee to be brought in every morning at 10 for the entire staff! Bud was active in many organizations, usually as treasurer, including the Regina United Way, Westminster United Church and Sunday School and Lumsden Beach Council. He and Peggy delivered Meals on Wheels until one thought they should be receiving meals! Bud worked hard to make Regina a better place to live. He truly loved his adopted city, its Cathedral neighbourhood and Wascana Park. Last summer he enjoyed drives around the city and stopping for coffee on 13th Avenue. Bud and Peggy enjoyed many summers at Lumsden Beach. Bud always had many projects on the go. The beach was Peggy's "department" except for Bud's yearly swim in August. After retirement Bud and Peggy travelled throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. He made his last trip to Europe in 2000 with his daughter. Bud read widely and was a great supporter of higher education. He assisted each of his grandchildren with their university education while providing them a place to stay. At the age of 96 Bud moved to live with his daughter and son-in-law on their farm at Wapella, SK. While he always insisted he was just visiting, he adjusted very well to farm life. He became a regular on coffee row. He joined his first seniors club and enjoyed the friendship of the locals. He was a patient man, whether waiting for Marg and Haley shopping or out fencing or rounding-up cattle with John. Bud loved cats and one could often find him sitting in the sun with several cats or encouraging the "outside cats" into the house. In 2008 the time had come for Bud to move to the veteran's wing at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina. Bud settled into his new home and enjoyed many of the activities. Once he found out that coffee and cookies were available at the Red Cross workshop he was a regular visitor. He received great care from the professional and compassionate staff at Wascana. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the staff who ensured that he was treated with dignity and respect. He had longevity and quality of life. Marg and John also thank the staff for making our last few days with Bud meaningful and comfortable. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Bud's Life will be held at Westminster United Church, 13th Ave and Cameron Street in Regina on Friday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. A time of fellowship will follow.
BRAUMBERGER - Hermine Margaret (nee Schmidt) born October 13th, 1933 in Duval, Sask. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 12, 2004. She is pre-deceased by mother and father George and Anna Schmidt; sister Helen Rein; brothers Alfred Schmidt, Christian Schmidt. She is survived by her loving partner and best friend, George Young; daughter Daphne (Ben) Pattee; son Greg (Lori) Graff; grandchildren Eric (Renee) Pattee, Jennifer Graff; great grandchildren Drake Pattee, Julia Pattee; sisters Emma Kelln, Martha (Ellis) Karst, Bertha (Fred) Green, Alice (Harry) Hameluck; brothers Harold (Ellen) Schmidt, Wallace(Shiela) Schmidt; sister-in-law Elsie Schmidt; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her like a mother. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Funeral Home
BRIGDEN - Brenda Irene (nee Essery) was born May 31, 1953 at Nokomis, SK and lost her fight with breast cancer on November 9, 2011 in Arcola, SK with her devoted husband Allan by her side. Brenda conducted her struggle against this disease with such grace and dignity that she greatly comforted and fortified her family and friends. Brenda was the fourth child to Allan and Mabel Essery of Duval, SK. She attended primary and public school in Duval and Strasbourg, SK, where she was fully engaged in her school, church, community, 4-H, sports and especially music. During the early 1970's she was part of the Strasbourg area `Young Canadians' singing group that was widely recognized. She was much loved by her brothers and sister, doing the things that kids enjoy growing up in a small town. She loved spending time at the lake and playing with her friends. Brenda graduated from Business College before she married Allan Brigden of Kisbey, SK in 1978. Brenda and Al settled into farm life and their union was blessed with 3 fine boys; Drew, Devon, Preston and Al's son Todd. "The Boys", as she so often called them, were Brenda's object of greatest pride and affection. She saw to it that they had everything they needed to make their way in the world. She was always there to help when help was needed, stand firm when required, and above all love them as only a Mother can. In her spare time Brenda took great pride in her yard. A labour of love, she enjoyed landscaping, flowers, and grass a-plenty. She loved to mow the grass. She truly enjoyed her time sitting quietly in the sunroom with the birds singing and the beauty of summer sunsets. Brenda became involved in the Kisbey community from the start. Church, Rec Centre, Fowl Suppers, and all manner of activities that make a rural community a great place to live. She was a hard working farm wife and mother doing a ton of wash, cooking endless meals, and caring for an active family as they faced life's challenges. Brenda was very close to her mother Mabel, and the two of them often worked together on various projects and tasks over the years. She was a dependable sister to her siblings, always willing to help when she could. Brenda took great delight in her grandsons, with many cherished hours spent in her arms. She also enjoyed numerous visits to Texas, which included endless shopping with Susan and Eve. In recent years she was thrilled to be able to continue with her singing, joining with a local group of women that were known as The Kindred Spirits. Brenda and Al were fortunate that they were able to make a number of overseas trips, including Africa, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Central America, Europe, and others. It turned out that Brenda turned `Al the Farmer' into quite the tourist. Great friendships were formed on each of these trips, and plans always made for the next trip. Brenda is predeceased by her beloved mother Mabel (2011), and brother Ron (1991). She is survived by husband Allan; sons, Drew, Devon, Preston (Taure); grandsons, Jhett and Kruz, all of Kisbey area, and Todd (Tanya) of Calgary; father Allan of Regina; sister Wanda of Edmonton; brother Dean (Susan) of Tiki Island, TX; sisters-in-law, Lois (Neil) of Calgary and Linda (Eldon) of Edmonton; brother-in-law Ross (Joan) of Medicine Hat, and many other relatives and friends. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Pasqua Hospital Ward 3B, and especially the Arcola Health Centre where she was treated with such kindness and personal care that we are forever in their debt. Especially Dr. Chal Chal, Dr. McLeod and Dr. Morin. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arcola Health Centre in Brenda's memory would be appreciated. Following a private family burial at the Arcola Cemetery, a service to commemorate Brenda's outstanding life, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011 in the Kisbey Recreation Centre with Rev. Greg Grace officiating.
BROWN - William Edward "Eddie" passed away on May 12, 2007 at the age of 78. He was born in Duval on January 13, 1929 and farmed in the Duval district all his life. He is survived by his sisters Wilma Mann, Irene (Alex) Schira, Iris Pickel, Alice (Norm) Erickson, Mabel Kerr, brothers Stacey (Merle), Arthur (Candy), Allan (Sheryll) and Donald, brother-in-law Edward Schira, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters Inez Schira and Helen Doehl, sister-in-law Sandra Brown, brothers-in-law Bertram Mann, Melvyn Kerr, Lloyd Doehl and Gerald Pickel. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 18, 2007 at 10:30 AM in Duval Cemetery.
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— Pauline Eleanor. It is with great sadness the family of Pauline Eleanor Creamer announces her passing on August 15, 2004 at the age of 80 years. Pauline was born in Duval, Saskatchewan. Pauline lived life to the fullest enjoying gardening and quilting. Family, friends and church life brought Pauline the most Joy. Pauline is survived by three Children; Garry (Margaret), Cherlyn (Bob) and Rodger (Virginia); four Grandchildren; Shelley (Lee), Bobby, Kathy (Mike) and Wayne. Pauline is pre-deceased by her husband Ernest "Cec" Creamer. As a tribute friends are invited to bring a vase of fresh garden flowers to the funeral service. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Carla Blakley officiating. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Edith Mildred (nee Boyd) born October 31, 1906 in Lyleton, Man. Passed away peacefully February 23, 2003. Predeceased in 1962 by her husband Jim Dillon and also, more recently, by her much-loved sister-in-law, Mrs. Peggy Boyd. She is survived by her dear brother, Austin "Bud" Boyd, son James (Noela), daughter Elsie Newson, grandchildren Patty Newson and Chuck Newson, niece Marg Gordon (John) and their children Haley, Joel and Brian Gordon, as well as her devoted friend Mrs. Darlene Hodgson (Weinbender). Mildred Dillon was an agreeable and engaging woman whose optimism was matched only by her tenacity. Living at home until after her 96th birthday, she liked nothing more than good conversation, good stories, and a good read. Many thanks to the special "homecare ladies", home nurses and administrators of Regina Home Care, Meals on Wheels friends, Regina Library delivery, neighbours of Sacred Heart Manor, and all who contributed to her living at home to such a fine old age. We would also like to remember the professionalism and kindness of the staff of Pasqua Hospital Ward 4A, the William Booth Special Care Home and Elmview Extendicare. Growing up with her brother in Duval, where their father ran the General Store and her mother was an avid seamstress, she remembered a happy childhood of teas, country socials and exotic Christmas treats such as oranges which came on the train. She had a life-long love of figure skating, which her dad had a talent for. Mildred became a teacher and displayed an adventurous streak, getting her first airplane ride in the early 1920's. She wanted to see the world, and had a go of it in her eighties, travelling to Australia and taking several trips with her grandchildren. She met her husband, Jim, a "tall, handsome Irishman", while boarding in Regina, and they were married in 1928 enjoying a year of prosperity before the Great Depression. A mechanic by trade, Jim worked for the wheat pool and all agree that there wasn't an engine he couldn't fix. They spent their entire married life in the area of Elphinstone and 5th and Mildred had strong memories of unthawing the water pump at 5th and Argyle. She spent many winters with her daughter and family in Victoria, and despite being widowed early, saw her son through law school. Her husband remained the love of her life and Mildred faithfully recounted what she knew of Jim's family, early years and their life together, so that the younger members of the family would know their history. With Mildred's passing, probably goes the last widow of a 1917 Halifax Explosion Veteran. Mildred arranged her Funeral Services herself, many years ago. They will, of course, be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., as Mr. Speers gave Jim his first Regina job. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m.
- Christopher passed away peacefully with family at his side on May 15, 2012 at the age of 60. He leaves behind his sons Joseph and Larry, his daughter Lisa, his partner Heather, his granddaughters Alyssa and Milah. A lunch to celebrate Chris's life will be held at the Duval Community Hall on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
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- Alma Elvina (nee Sorensen). It is with deep sorrow the family of Alma Elvina Edwards announce her passing on January 13, 2002 at the Strasbourg Last Mountain Pioneer Home at age 90 years. Born February 17, 1911 to Ida Johanna and Marius Andreous Sorensen of the Duval District. Alma was the eldest of ten children. In 1931 she married Jeffrey Victor Edwards of South Devon, England and they farmed the B.A. Stewart farm for 41 years while owning a home in Strasbourg since 1948 for purposes of their children's education. Predeceased by her husband in 1979, six brothers (Leonard, John, Frank, Norman, Alvin and Edwin), one sister (Agnes Workman), two sisters-in-law (Lillian and Irene), one infant daughter (Gwendolyn) and two grandchildren (Murray Campbell and Aimee Ferguson), and she leaves to mourn three sons: Dick (Jean) Edwards of Strasbourg, Gerry Edwards (Lois) of Edmonton, AB and Dr. Paul (Linda) Edwards of Moose Jaw, SK; two daughters, Evelyn (Bill) Campbell of Saskatoon, SK and Ann (Deane) Morrison of Strasbourg; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; sister Mabel (Allan) Essery of Regina, SK; brother Irvin (Gladys) Sorensen of Duval, SK; daughter-in-law Rosemarie Edwards of Calgary, AB; sister-in-law, Phyllis Sorensen of Regina, SK and Edith Sorensen of Semans, SK as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The Edwards family extends profound gratitude to the Last Mountain Pioneer Home Staff for the tender loving care so unstintingly provided to our beloved mother. A Memorial Service to celebrate Alma's life will be held February 2, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. in the Strasbourg United Church.
- Dr. Paul Victor. It's with great sadness we announce the sudden loss of our father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend on February 11, 2010, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He was with the love of his life, Linda, in their paradise on earth at the time of his passing. Paul was born on April 30, 1944, in Duval, SK, at his family farm where he was the youngest of five children. Paul went to school in Strasbourg, SK, and was very active in sports. After high school, Paul went to the University of Saskatchewan and became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He met the love of his life, Linda May Erhardt, on June 5, 1964, and they were married on August 31, 1968. They lived in Saskatoon briefly, while Paul finished school and went on to open a large animal Veterinary Clinic in Wakaw, SK. They lived there for 14 years and had three children, Jason, Rhea Lynne, and Damon. In 1983 Paul moved with his family to Shaunavon to work in a private practice and was there for two years until moving to Moose Jaw and taking on a job with Agriculture Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 1985. Moose Jaw became home base for the next 25 years while enjoying the many things he and his family loved to do. After Paul's retirement in 2001 they traveled during the winter months and fell in love with Puerto Vallarta, where they have spent the last many winters. The rest of the year was spent at home in Moose Jaw. Paul loved gardening, woodworking in his shop, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Another passion for Paul was farming and he would love helping out during seeding and harvest for Linda's brother, Gerry. Paul (Da-dio, Opa, Doc) will be missed at all family functions but never forgotten, as part of him still lives in all of us. Paul is predeceased by his parents Jeffrey (1979) and Alma (2002). Paul is survived by: his loving wife of 41 years, Linda; three children, Jason Edwards (Tracey), Rhea Lynne Edwards Anderson (Bill), and Damon Edwards (Amy); grandchildren, Elizabeth, Sadie, Kali, Thomas, Liam, Claire, Isaac and Elliot; brothers, Richard (Jean), Gerry (Lois); sisters, Evelyn Campbell and Ann Morrison (Dean). A celebration of Paul's life and funeral service will be scheduled at a later date. The family would like to thank friends and family for their compassion through this tough time.
- Evelyn Dorothy Schultz was born on September 22, 1929 to Reinhardt and Molly Schultz on a farm west of Duval. She was the oldest of five children. She grew up and attended school in Duval. After school she worked in Regina as a waitress. After a chance meeting at a dance, a romance blossomed and in 1949, Evelyn married Albert Erhardt. In the early years of marriage, Sundays were spent at the lake fishing and picnicing. Square dancing, visiting neighbours and playing some lively hands of cards, were times enjoyed together. Albert and Evelyn raised two children, Larry and Deanna. Flower beds and a lush garden brought much enjoyment to her. The family took much pride in her quilting, crocheting, baking and sewing skills. Reading was a favourite pastime. Her life revolved around her husband and family. Evelyn passed away on January 2, 2012 at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home at the age of 82, after a long struggle with failing health. Evelyn is predeceased by one brother in 1942, her father Reinhardt Schultz in 1969, her mother Molly Schultz in 1990, her sister Annie Livingston in 1995, her husband Albert Erhardt in 2001. She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories: her son Larry (Rose) Erhardt of Strasbourg, her daughter Deanna (Jim) Fisher of Shellbrook; four grandchildren: Austin (Amanda) Erhardt of Strasbourg, Amber (Chris) Brockman of Okotoks, AB, Chad (Becky) Fisher of Shellbrook, Ryan (Jennifer) Fisher of Bulyea; five great-grandchildren: Aiden Erhardt, Colsten Brockman (baby brother on the way), Gavin and Cole Fisher, and Rhae Fisher; her sister Margaret Romich of Strasbourg, her brothers: Walter (Adele) Schultz of Strasbourg and Jerry (Sharon) Schultz of Onoway, AB. A celebration of Evelyn's life was held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg.
- Meta Fredereke Henrietta (nee Klatt) age 78 years, of Duval passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Louie. She leaves to mourn one son, Allan (Doreen) of Sherwood Park, Alberta, two daughters: Deloris (John) Hunt of Broadview and Lorie (Aubrey) Haubrich of Moose Jaw, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 31, 2001 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Reverend Martin Olson officiating.
- Natalie (nee Kelln) of Lanigan and formerly of Duval District passed away May 6, 2007. Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Friday May 11, 2007 at 10 AM in Duval Cemetery.
- Gottfried of Duval passed away February 23, 2006 at the age of 95. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 4 PM from Duval Community Hall. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Allan Essery was born October 19, 1920 at Duval, Saskatchewan, and died January 15, 2013 in Regina at the age of 92 years. He was the first child to Mervyn and Eva Essery of Duval. Allan was a storekeeper by profession. He and his father and brother owned a store in Duval for over 60 years. He was married to Mabel Essery for 67 years. They had four children. Allan was always a strong community and church supporter. He was active in a variety of clubs, including his great fondness for Easter Star. He taught Sunday school for many years, and was an enthusiastic member of various choirs and singing groups. He just loved to sing. Later in his working career, Allan taught Driver's Education to many area high school students. Allan and Mabel moved to Regina after retirement and developed many close friends at 6 Lorne Place, and later at College Park Retirement Residence. The good folks at these facilities added greatly to the enjoyment of Allan and Mabel's later years. Allan is predeceased by his parents Mervyn and Eva, brother Don, wife Mabel (2011), son Ron (1991), and daughter Brenda (2011). He is survived by daughter Wanda of Edmonton, son Dean (Susan) of Tiki Island, Texas, son-in-law Al Brigden of Kisbey, grandsons Shaun (Micah), Drew, Devon, Preston (Taure) and Todd (Tanya), granddaughters Nadine (Jay) and Eve (John), great-grandchildren Jhett, Kruz, Anders, Soren, Taylor, Christian, and Nicholas, Jack and George. Arrangements are entrusted to Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg SK. Following cremation, a private family service will be held at a later date. Allan has requested no memorial service on his behalf; instead he requested that we express his heartfelt appreciation to the many folks that he has had the privilege to know over a long and happy life. He bids you all a very fond farewell.
- Mabel Irene (nee Sorensen) was born January 21, 1921 and died June 10, 2011 in Regina at the age of 90 years. Mabel, a nurse by profession, was married to Allan Essery for 67 years. They had four children. Mabel was deeply involved in the community of Duval, including many clubs and church activities. She provided medical help to many in the local area. Mabel greatly enjoyed her family and friends. Through good times and hard times, Mabel and Allan have always been there for each other. She will be greatly missed. Mabel is predeceased by her Parents, Brothers, Sisters, and son Ron in 1991. She is survived by her husband Allan, daughters Wanda Essery, Brenda Brigden (Allan), son Dean Essery (Susan), Grandchildren Nadine (Jay), Eve, Shaun (Micah), Todd, Drew, Devon and Preston. Great-grandchildren Jhett, Kruz, Anders, Taylor, Christian and Nicholas. A celebration of Mabel's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Zion United Church in Regina, with a private family internment to follow.
- Marjorie Mildred (nee Graham), June 29, 1931 - February 11, 2009 has left us to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 77 years. She will be met by her husband, Evan and her parents, Charlie and Phil Graham. Mom was born in Duval, SK then moved to North Battleford to live with her sister, Audrey. While in North Battleford she met and married her husband, Evan who was in the R.C.M.P. at the time. Mom had her first child, Darcy in North Battleford and Evan was transferred to Val Marie where they had their second child, Don. After numerous transfers, they chose Saskatoon in 1962 and were later blessed with their third child, Michelle. After being widowed in 1973 she worked at Stensrud Lodge and raised her children. She then retired in 1996. Marge loved her home, as it brought her family together and would never rest until her chores were done. She loved Don's drumming and their walks to the mall. She especially loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events and their visits and conversations. Mom will be sadly missed by her sons, Darcy (Elaine), Don (Cheryle) and daughter, Michelle (Glen); grandchildren, Cheryl (Shaun), Desiree, and Dakotah Hesson. The family included parents, Charlie and Phil Graham; sister, Audrey (Bill) Hawryluk and families; motherin-law and father-in-law, Dana and William Evanoff; sisters-in-law, Lil, Vera, and May Evanoff and families; brother-in-law, Boris Evanoff and families. May she rest in peace, We love you Mom! The family cannot express in words the loss at this time, but are celebrating the peace mom has now found. A heartfelt thanks goes to the incredible staff of the Progressive Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital.
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- James Douglas. September 21, 1913 - August 28, 2001. Doug passed away peacefully at the age of 87 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth; and brother Wilfred. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Cora of 64 years; one daughter Eva Webb and her children: Adrienne and Vicki (Clayton) Campbell; son Allan of BC; son Edward (Gail) and their children: Brian (Sherry), Darryl (Colleen), Gary (Lori) and Sheila (Blaine) Muhr; seven great grandchildren; sister Dorothy MacDonald of Vancouver; inlaw's: Griscilda Finch, Herb and Betty Maskell, Hazel and Allistair Waddell, Vera and Jim Corbett; as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doug was born and raised in the "Pengarth" area and farmed for many years in the Bulyea, Strasbourg and Duval districts. Doug, Cora and family moved to Regina where he worked at SaskPower until his retirement. They enjoyed traveling to far off countries and spent many pleasurable winters in Arizona and B.C. Doug loved to sing and harmonize as a member of many choirs, and was a long time member of the Barbershop Chorus. Doug had many interests which included curling, fishing on the Northern lakes, gardening, world events and spending time with family and friends. A PRIVATE FAMILY CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at the Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Amalia "Molly" (nee Hilderman) was born October 7, 1907 in Holstein, Russia. In 1912, her parents, Jacob and Maria Hilderman, came to Canada with their family and settled in Winnipeg. In 1919, the family moved to the Valley Center district north west of Duval, where Molly attended school. In 1932, she married John Fries. They began their life as a married couple on a farm west of Duval. Together they raised a family of five children. Molly lived on the farm until 1,975 when she moved into Duval. She enjoyed life there until 2003 when failing health necessitated her taking up residence in Last Mountain Pioneer Home, where she remained until her passing away February 8, 2009, at the age of 101 years and 4 months. Molly was predeceased by her husband John in 1960, son Reinholdt in 2006, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories Walter (Jackie) and family, Ed (Rose) and family, Gladys (Dennis) Kelln and family, Gorden (Roni) and family, Marianne Madden, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 2 P.M. from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment Duval Cemetery.
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- Phoebe (nee Kelln) November 12, 1916 - March 3, 2013 Phoebe Ginther, aged 96 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, Sask. She was born at Duval, Sask. on November 12, 1916, to parents George F. and Philippina (nee Scherle) Kelln. Phoebe was predeceased by her parents, her husband David (1986), her son Kenneth (2010), her sisters Katie (George) Fischer, Eleanora (Ken) Walker, her brothers Gus, Ernest (Emma), Paul, George (in infancy), Ben (Emily), and Carl. She is survived by son Arnold, daughter Karen (Stan) Wolitski, grandsons Greg (Maxine) Wolitski and Brad Wolitski, great-grandchildren Efrem, Aiyana and Kailey, and sisters-in-law Molly, Alma and Sadie. The Funeral Service will be held in St. John's Lutheran Church, Strasbourg, Sask. on Friday, March 8, at 11:00 a.m.
- Fred of Strasbourg District passed away suddenly on June 5, 2006 at the age of 76. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bertha, children Debbie (Terry) Parisien, Dwight Green and Glenda (Stephen) Lambert, grandchildren Paris, Clinton and Jessica Lynn, four great grandchildren, two brothers George and Bill, one sister Elsie Brown, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 10, 2006 at 2:30 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. Lois Knudson Munholland officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Eugene (December 16, 1932 - January 15, 2008) Gene "Old Timer " passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital after open heart surgery in December, 2007. He fought a hard fight as he always did, but his old body just gave up on him. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; daughter, Marcie (Doug) Solar and Jodi Grills; son, Ryan Grills and friends, too many to list. In keeping with Gene's wishes there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in Duval, SK at a later date.
- John J. D. May 10, 1946 February 15, 2008. John of Duval District passed away February 15, 2008. Predeceased by his father David. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine, his mother Magdalena, daughter Michelle, sister Elaine (Paul) Schienbein, five grandsons Jay, John, Jimmy, Jesse and David, six great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday February 22, 2008 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
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- Allan Richard passed away suddenly on Monday, September 23, 2002. Predeceased by his brother, Bob; father, Clarence; mother, Olla and son, Donald. Allan will be fondly remembered by his son, Jim and Vera of Thompson, Manitoba; grandson Trevor of Winnipeg and Ellen of Mississauga, Ontario. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and the United States, as well as his special friend, Helen Zaharychuk of Regina. Allan was born at the family farm in the Duval district August 7, 1929 and attended Dunkeld Country School and Strasbourg High School. He worked for several years in Ontario and then returned to Saskatchewan to become a salesman at Stern Motors in Raymore in 1950. In April 1954 he started work with the Highway Traffic Board, Government of Saskatchewan and retired in September 1984 after thirty years of service. He was active at Knox Metropolitan Church during the late 50's, 60's and early 70's serving as an elder, a Sunday School teacher, a Boy Scout leader, member of the A.O.T.S. and `50 Couples Club. He traveled extensively throughout Canada, United States and Mexico and during his retirement years spent winter months in either Texas or Arizona. He never tired of the beauties of the Saskatchewan landscape and in particular enjoyed the many scenic parks in the city of Regina where he would spend hours walking. He participated in stock market activities, reading, dancing, his wood working hobby and creating Saskatchewan souvenirs. At Allan's request there will be no service, however, friends are invited to share and reminisce memories at the Army, Navy and Air Force Vets Club, 1734 Broad St., from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Friday September 27, 2002. Cremation has taken place.
- Bruce Lorance of Regina passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, in his home on Monday, May 14th, 2001, at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 and a half years, Dorothy; one son, Craig (Doris) and family Daniel, Angela and John; daughter-in-law, Gayle and children Ory and Sheraea; two daughters, Nancy (Ted) and family, Amy and Thomas; Marcy (Peter) and family, Andrew, Jesse and Lisa; one sister, Violet Johnson (Stan); numerous relatives and many special friends. Bruce was predeceased by his son, Mark in February 2000; parents, Asa and Rose Hagan; sisters, Clara Hilderman (Hank); Velda Hagan; twin brother, Kenneth (at birth) and brother Clarence Hagan. Bruce was born November 17, 1916, at the Grey-Nuns Hospital in Regina. His mother was blessed with four sets of twins and one single baby - many died at birth. At one time she held the Canadian record for most sets of twins born in one family. Bruce lived on the farm in Duval, Sask. until he was 16 years of age. The family then moved to Regina. Bruce attended Balfour Tech where he studied automotive mechanics. His father started Hagan Transport. Bruce helped with the family business until he was called away to serve in WWII. When the war ended he returned to continue to help with the business. Bruce married at 37 years of age to his sweetheart Dorothy Menzies, on October 20, 1954. They built their home at 1119 Broder St. in Regina, where they raised their four children. Many good memories were had in this home as well as their cottage at Kedleston Beach. Hagan Transport was sold in the early 1960's. Bruce formed, owned and operated Hagan's Moving & Storage until his retirement in 1982. He and Dorothy renovated their cottage into a house where they spent their retirement years. In 1999 they moved to Storie Manor in Regina. Bruce accepted Jesus as his Savior at an early age. He attended faithfully at the Apostolic Church where he served as head usher for 29 years. He prayed and read his Bible regularly. His love for his Savior was very evident in his life. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". Many thanks to the Regina District Palliative Home Care Unit for their kind attention to Dad's needs. Also, thanks for all visits made by friends and relatives during Dad's illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at the Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Ave. E. with Pastor Merv Switzer officiating. Burial will follow at Kedleston Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.
- ALBERT, long time resident of Regina Beach, was born on the family farm near Cymric, SK on September 15, 1921 and passed away in Regina on Sunday, April 7, 2002. Predeceased by his parents; sister Irene Butler; brothers Harold and Lorne; brothers-in-law Jake Baker and Norm Wilson; sisters-in-law Maisie Haus and Elsa Oleksinski. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Hilde; daughter Susan (Terry) Maloughney and their children Kristina and Bryan; son: Brad (Tara-Lee) and their children Kara, Nattea; and son Mason; sisters and brothers: Alma Baker, Elsie (Harry) Neugebauer, Ernie Haus, Herb (Bernice) Haus, Marlene Wilson, Ken (Earleen) Haus; sisters-in-law Marlene and Eileen Haus; brother-in-law Maurice Butler; Willy Marx, plus numerous nieces and nephews. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Howard Burnie officiating.
- Dave of Nokomis passed away August 15, 2001 at the age of 85 years. He leaves to mourn one daughter Marlene (John) Law, two granddaughters Verna and Audrey, one brother George (Wilma), one sister Katie Magel, several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 18, 2001 at 2 PM from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Rev Martin Olson officiating. Interment St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Duval District.
- George Henry Herber was born in 1926 on a farm near Cymric. In 1948 he married Wilma Bitter and they had two children Patricia and Lloyd while farming east of Duval. Although he farmed for a living his passion was nature, collecting antiques and Indian artefacts; establishing a museum which became a popular attraction in the area. Due to health reasons George and Wilma moved to Regina in 2004. His grandchildren were a great source of pride and joy to him and he took a great interest in all they did. George passed away at the Regina General Hospital June 5, 2011. He is predeceased by his parents David Sr. and Maria, sisters Mary and Katie, brothers Chris and David Jr. George is survived by his wife Wilma, daughter Patricia (Stan) Hilderman and son Lloyd (Pam) Herber. Grandchildren Stacey (Lance) Melnyk, Angela Hilderman (Chris Culham), David Herber (Megan Sisco) Katelyn Herber (Mike Mones) Great grandchildren Jaycee Culham and Akeilee Mechnie, numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Duval Community Hall.
- Jacob Jr. born on January 14, 1922 died peacefully on May 15, 2012. He joins his beloved wife Julie and son Desmond as well as his sister Clara Billingsley.Blessed with treasured memories are Judy (Dale) Kraus, Barry (Judy) Herman and Sandra (Doug) Crofts and grandchildren Michael, Sean, Jason, Cory, Lindsay, Thomas, David, Michelle and Dan and 13 (soon to be 14) great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 21 @ 11:00 am at St Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Julianna (nee Martin) beloved wife of Jacob Herman of Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away peacefully on October 12, 2005 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her beloved son Desmond, sister Elma Kelln, brother William, brother-in-laws Albert Kelln and Wilfred Gritzfeld. She will also be deeply missed by daughter Judy (Dale) Kraus, son Barry (Judy) and daughter Sandra (Doug) Crofts, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brother David (Kay) Martin, sister Elsie Gritzfeld, sister-in-law Helen Martin, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday October 17, 2005 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Ruby Margaret of Duval district passed away April 30, 2001 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, son Rodney, six brothers and one sister. She leaves to mourn Henry her loving husband of 50 years, two sons Lester and Ken, five sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 2 PM from Strasbourg United Church. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating.
- Albert passed away on July 4, 2002, at the age of 77. Albert will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Maxine, their four sons: Darrell (Roberta), and Cristy, Kayla, and Cassandra; Keith (Henrietta), and Jason, Dustin, Tyler, and Marcia; Richard and close friend Risa, and Randy; and Garth and special friend Sheri, and Kristofer and Camille; sisters Agatha and Helen, brother Emil, numerous nieces, nephews and cousin, George. Albert was born in Duval on April 13, 1925. He was a farmer for most of his life and was known as a hard worker. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Regina. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, all his stories, and how he especially loved his grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Govan Cemetery, Govan, SK.
- David of Strasbourg passed away November 30, 2004 at the age of 84 years. He leaves to cherish his memory Minnie his loving wife of 61 years, his children Ray (Terri), Darlene (Keith) Heinitz, Don (Lynn) and Lorne (Darlene), seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sister Katie Kelln, brother Godfrey (Gladys), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 4, 2004 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. Martin Olsen officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Godfrey (March 26, 1923 - April 6, 2013). Godfrey passed away peacefully with family by his side. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Gladys, son Wayne (Rita), daughter Ruth (Glen), son Ron (Diana) and their families. A celebration of Godfrey's life will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 from the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Duval SK.
- Reinhold of Southey and formerly of Duval passed away at the age of 76 years on Monday January 31, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Gladys, daughter Lynn (Allan) Berkan of Southey, daughter Dianne (Doug) Alderson of Calgary and son Jerry (Brenda) of Yellowknife, Gladys' family Hazel (Ken) DeHaven, Doris (Edward) Branton, Kathryn Grant, Gloria (Pat) Michell, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, brothers Ben of Kipling, Harry (Erika) of Govan, William of Cymric, Elmer of Strasbourg, sister Martha (David) Reil of Regina, many nieces and nephews. Reinhold was predeceased by his parents John Fred and Molly, sister and brother-inlaw Emily and Ben Kelln, sisters-in-law Margaret and Loretta and granddaughter Deanna Lee Grant. At Reinhold's request a Private Graveside Service will be held.
- Peter B. of Duval district passed away April 8, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, one sister Annie, one brother Dave and sister-in-law Sharon. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Ina, children Heather, Pete (Marcy), Colleen, Garret (Lindsay) and Greg (Breeanna), grandchildren Peter, Sarah, Cory, Gavin, Brent and Ethan, one brother Roy, niece, nephews and many friends. Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 14, 2005 at 2 p.m. in Duval Cemetery.
- Donald "Don" John Holman passed away at his home on Sunday, March 18, 2001 at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father Theodore Holman; mother-in-law Solveig Morcom. Don is survived by his loving wife and friend, Shirley; his mother Jeanie McKenzie Holman; father-in-law Allan Morcom; daughters, Denise (Tom) Wark and Tanya Holman; grandsons TJ and Tyson Wark; sisters, Marjorie (Art) Cross and June (Jerry) Feltham; sisters-in-law Arlene (Dennis) Doehl, Fern (Larry) Reich; brother-in-law Lloyd (Vivian) Morcom; special friend and cousin Keith (Muriel) Morcom; godchild Darla Kidd; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Don was born on May 17, 1946. He was raised in the Duval/Strasbourg district. Throughout his life he especially enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and golfing. He volunteered time and effort for several local community organizations. He was fun-loving Grandpa Don to his grandsons and his laughter filled our hearts with joy. Don will be missed by his co-workers and associates at Jay's Moving and Storage. "Thank you Don, Dad and Grandpa for sharing your life, love and laughter with everyone whose life you touched". Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina with Sharon Davis officiating. Interment in Strasbourg Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Lunch to follow at the Duval & Community Hall.
- Ethel (nee Gifford) December 1, 1912 - August 15, 2011. Ethel was born Dec. 1, 1912 on a farm at Glenside, SK to Lizzie and James Gifford, the first of 11 children: Jessie, Ella, Violet, Clare, Bruce, Beryl, Gordon, Vivian, Viola, and Verona Virginia. When Ethel was eight years old, they moved into the village of Glenside. There she finished her High School education, leaving to attend Miller Bible School in Moose Jaw, SK. The Bible School closed in Moose Jaw to be opened in Pambrum, SK so Ethel did not attend. She went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McVety, studying the scriptures under Hugh's teaching. He suggested Ethel go to Teacher's College. This she did, becoming a teacher in 1934. She taught in the Glenside area until December 1936 when she married Fred Howes and moved to his farm near Hawarden, SK where Evelyn (Albert) Stettner and Elaine (Alan) Dutton were born. They moved to Saskatoon in 1940 where Eleanor (Elmer) Huber was born. In 1942 they moved to Hazel Dell, where Esther (Harvey) Koch and Earnest were born. Ethel taught school there. In 1949 they moved back to Glenside due to the ill health of Ethel's parents, who died in 1950. After a year teaching at Conquest, SK they moved to the Southey, SK area in 1951. Ethel taught at Hazelwood school, Fosterdale school and finally the Southey Schools until her retirement in 1972. The twins, Ellen and Edward (Diane) were born while living at Hazelwood. Fred and Ethel moved to Saskatoon in 1989. Ethel moved to Calgary in 1992. She then lived in various locations with or near her children until the time of her passing. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, siblings except Viola (Peter) Ewert, daughters Evelyn, Ellen, son Earnest, husband Fred, grandson Jacob, great grandsons Chad, Wade, son-in-law Alan and granddaughter-in-law Linda. She is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by one sister, children, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and their families, as well as many relatives, students and friends.HOWES, Ethel Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arlington Beach Camp & Conference Centre, 18 kms west of Cymric, Sask. (Cymric is between Nokomis and Strasbourg, Sask.)
- Jean Galt Ferguson (nee McKenzie)Holman. She was a Shaker. Yes, that's how 88 year old Jeanie Galt Ferguson (nee McKenzie) Holman who passed away October 11, 2004 would best be known. She was born on Robbie Burns Day, January 25, 1916, in the Valley Center district homestead shack NW of Duval, SK, to Scottish parents Daniel and Jessie (Cuthbertson) McKenzie. She spoke lovingly of her country school education, completing Grade XI with help of a correspondence course and a year in Duval High School. Endearingly Jeanie and sister Mary cared for their stroke-ridden mother for eight years before Jessie's untimely death. They took turns going out to work as hired help and that's where Jean met her future life-long farmer friend, John Theodore (Ted) Holman, whom she married January 14, 1937. Theirs was, in Jeanie's own words, "a good life " being blessed with three children: Marjorie Eileen, Mary June and Donald John. This prairie woman welcomed the challenges of farming including being able to operate the combine or being the first woman to haul a load of grain to the Duval Federal elevator. Her grandchildren made repeated requests for her home-baked buns and fried chicken. She fed the family, with some to spare for others, from a large vegetable garden. She loved to pick wild flowers and grow gladiolas and sunflowers. In her community she was known for her mentoring, strong Christian faith as revealed in a life-time of commitment to her Duval United Church having received a UCW Life Membership pin and her many years work on the Duval Cemetery committee. The Duval folk could always count on her for a listening ear. She and her sports-minded buddy Ted were known to be keen fishing and hunting enthusiasts. Jeanie was indeed a "Shaker", yes, both as a collector of 1800 sets of salt and pepper shakers and as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, church and community worker and an early days feminist. The time came when reluctantly the Holmans moved to the town of Strasbourg keeping yet a foot on the heritage farm. Quickly there was the passing of husband Ted on October 18, 1987 after 50 years of marriage, and of late, the very sudden death of son Donald on March 18, 2001. Time as a widow was well spent with travel to visit family, a long awaited venture to see heritage homeland Glasgow, Scotland, and at least two Alaskan cruises. She and sister Margaret (McKenzie) McClughan now had time to share many outings. After Jean's stroke she resided for three years at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg. It was here Jean's unexpected humour surfaced as long time Duval acquaintances reminisced about the good old days. Jean was happy there and felt very blessed to have such loving care from the staff. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Mary and brothers John (Jack), William (Bill) and James (Jim). Jean leaves behind to continue to laugh together, to celebrate her life and to try to eliminate her 1800 salt and pepper shakers, daughtersMarjorie (Art Cross) and June (Jerry Feltham); daughter-in-law Shirley (Donald Holman-deceased 2001); grandchildren Brent Cross (Lisa Butel), Vaughn (Linda) Cross, Daneen (Carmen) Wintonyk, Tracy (Darrell) Fortune, Shari (Scott) Alexander, Sandra Feltham (Peter Nagati), Denise (Tom) Wark and Tanya Holman; great grandchildrenColby and Cassidy Cross; Sasha, Bethany and Kendra Wintonyk; Shawnie and Brittney Fortune; Kaila Nagati; T. J. (Thomas John), Tyson and True Wark; sisterMargaret McClughan; sister-in-law Mable McKenzie and numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Jean's life will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2004 at the Strasbourg United Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Manasse Habonimana officiating. Internment in Crescent Cemetery, Strasbourg. The love and wisdom this truly beautiful woman shared will linger long in our hearts and sustain us. The web she wove connecting her family will not be destroyed by death. Precious memories of her life will be found in her autobiography, "She Was A Shaker", written in 1996. Thanks Jeanie.
- Francis Doreen (nee Wagner) of Strasbourg passed away April 21, 2008 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 72. Predeceased by her husband Ernest and infant daughter Anita. She leaves to mourn daughter Janet Lamontagne and her family Stephen (Rhea) and Charity; son Brian (Shelly) and their family Jody (Tim), Sharla (Tyler) and Joel; son Darcy; daughter Audrey and her family Anita; great grandchildren Madison, Parker and Araya, numerous other relatives and friends. Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 26, 2008 at 2 P.M. in Duval Cemetery, Duval.
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- Ernest "Ernie" Jauck passed away in Regina, SK. on March 4, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Ernest is survived by his loving wife Elsie; daughter Patty (Allen Somers); son Darcy (Sharon) and their children Travis (Erika), Connor and Haley; one brother Fred Jauck of Victoria, B.C.; and numerous relatives and friends. Ernest was born on the family homestead at Duval, Sk. on May 11, 1921. Farming was Ernest's passion; even after retiring to Regina in 1983, Ernest continued to make many trips back to the farm to help at seeding and harvest time. Ernest enjoyed life and keeping company with family and friends. He was very proud of his 3 grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Schonken, Dr. Tai, the palliative care unit at Pasqua Hospital, Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, and Hansen's Funeral Home. There will be no funeral at Ernest's request; a graveside memorial to be held at a later date at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery by the family farm.
- Charles Stanley Russell of Regina passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his loving wife Violet of 61 years, one brother Leonard (wife Thelma) of Regina, sisters-in-law Dorothy Hagan of Regina and Carol Hagan of Red Deer, Alberta and several nieces and nephews. Stan was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Jane Johnson and one brother Johnnie. Stan was born October 23, 1918 in Regina. He was raised in a Christian home on a farm near Duval, Saskatchewan. Stan accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour at an evangelical meeting in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan in his early teenage years. He married his schoolgirl sweetheart, Violet Hagan on December 31, 1943. They originally settled in Duval, but after many hardships moved to Regina, where they continued to live. Stan and Violet spent their retirement years at Storie Manor. Presently, Violet resides at Pioneer Village Nursing Home. Stan and Violet's marriage was a testimony of their devotion and unconditional love to each other. They have been helpmates for one another. They were together all the time, you saw one you saw them both. Their faith in the Lord and confidence in each other will always be remembered. Stan wants to leave a testimony of his love for Jesus Christ and that he knows Christ as his personal Saviour. Stan is home in glory all because Jesus has redeemed him by his shed blood on Calvary. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Living Hope Alliance Church, 1.5 k.m. East of Prince of Wales Drive on Arcola Avenue, on Monday, January 3, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Hurst officiating. INTERMENT will follow at the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Thanks to all family and friends who visited Stan during his final days. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Pasqua Hospital for their kind attention to Stan's needs.
- Violet (nee Hagan) passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley; parents Asa & Rose Hagan; twin sister Velva in childhood; brothers and sister Clarence Hagan, Clara (Henry) Hilderman and Bruce Hagan. Violet is survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy Hagan and Carol Hagan; brother and sisterin-law Len and Thelma Johnson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Violet was born on a farm at Duval, SK on August 11, 1922. Her mother was blessed with 4 sets of twins. Twice the farmhouse was burned down. Violet came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour in her youth. She went to Daisybank school and Stanley, her future husband, went to Dunkeld school. Competition was strong between the two schools, especially in softball. On December 31, 1943. Violet and Stan where married in Regina and moved to Lumsden to farm. When this farmhouse burned down they moved to Regina where Violet helped Stan in the trucking business for 24 years. Violet was involved with many church activities along side of Stan at Hillsdale Alliance and Living Hope Churches. She entertained many visitors over the years at 1101 Broder Street. In the early 80's they moved to an apartment at Storie Manor so they could spend time enjoying traveling to many countries around the world. Violet moved to Pioneer Village in 2003 where she spent her remaining years. Thank you to the staff at Pioneer Village for the wonderful care she received over the past few years. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Leonard William. After a 19 year battle with cancer Len Jones of Duval passed away July 30, 2006. Leonard William Jones was born March 19, 1921 in Willmar, SK. Len was predeceased by his wife Alice, daughter Janice, parents William and Annie, sisters Queenie Singleton and Hilda May, and brother Walter. He leaves to cherish his memory sons Keith (Kathy) and their children Mathew, Shelby and Michael, Clark (Belinda) and their children Jason and Jada (fiance Jon Danyliw), Jeff and Jay, as well as brother Charlie (Bunny). Len and Alice were married in 1950 and operated a mixed farm in the Duval area while raising their four sons. Len's interest in education prompted him to serve 28 years as a school trustee. This job was not a chore but a passion. Teachers seldom saw a trustee with such an interest in education. Throughout his years in Duval, Len was very active in the community. Len was a Sask Wheat Pool local committee chairman for over 20 years, was involved in minor sport, assisted with the relocation of the Duval Rink and was involved in the local rural electrification project. He was active in his Church, the establishment of the Duval community hall, the publishing of the Duval, Strasbourg, Bulyea History Book and in later years participated in a number of plays with the Last Mountain Theatre Company. He also served as the Duval Village Clerk for 11 years. The Funeral will be held at 11 AM on Thursday August 3rd at Strasbourg United Church, Reverend Mannasse Habonimana officiating.
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- Lydia (nee Schulz) beloved wife of Edwin Kaminski passed away June 21, 2009 at the Foothills Hospital on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit in Calgary, Alberta. Born in Moscow, Russia February 13, 1923 she came to Canada with her parents David and Theresa Schulz in 1923 to the Cymric, Saskatchewan area. She was baptized and confirmed in the St. Paul Lutheran church in Duval, Saskatchewan. In 1952 she married Edwin Kaminski (of Lemburg, Saskatchewan) in Calgary. They were married for fifty-seven years. Lydia is predeceased by two brothers in infancy, her father David Schulz and mother Theresa Schulz, her brothers Alec Schultz and Leonard Schultz, a granddaughter Linnea Berg, a sister-in-law Marlene Schultz and a daughter-in-law Veronica Kaminski. She is survived by her loving husband Edwin, her daughter Lynda (Robin) Pedersen, Nicole (Curtis) McLauchlin, Heather (Guenther) Herzog, her daughter Debra (Brian) Berg, Sarah (Ryan Summach), Nathan (Melanie Marriott), Aimee, and her son David (Louise) Kaminski, Jennifer, Christopher and Kyle. Lydia also has a greatgranddaughter Aaliyah Herzog. She is survived by her two brothers; Albert (Helen) Schultz, Harold (Edith) Schultz and their families as well as her sister-in-law Donna Gritzfeld and a maternal cousin Lydia Malesheva in Volgograd, Russia. A service of Praise and Thanksgiving will be held on Friday, July 3, 2009, 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooks, AB.
- Martha (nee Schmidt). It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Martha Karst on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Martha was born February 19, 1923 in Duval, SK to George Adam and Anna (nee Yauck) Schmidt. She was baptized, April, 1923 and confirmed, August, 1937 in Duval, St. Paul Lutheran Church. Martha married Ellis Karst in 1947 and they farmed and raised four daughters in the Semans area. They retired in Regina, 1990. She is predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Christian, Alfred and Harold and three sisters, Helen, Hermine and Emma. Blessed to have been in her family, Mom left all of us enriched loving husband, Ellis of 63 years; four daughters, Valeria (Wilf) Chiasson and grandson, Cameron (Julie); Delores (John) Coutts and grandchildren, Andrew (Merin)and Andrea (Brad); Jacalyn (Garry) Phillips and grandchildren, Anthony and Lee (Jamey); Wanda (Greg) van Ginkel and grandchildren, Tina (Bob), Brandy (Sean) and Sam; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Bertha Green and Alice (Harry) Hameluck; one brother, Wallace (Sheila) Schmidt; sisters-in-law, Elsie Schmidt and Ellen Schmidt; and in Ellis' family, sister in law, Esther McIntosh; two brothers-in-law, Eddie (Sally) Karst and Willie (Marj) Karst and also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ellis and Martha enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona. Mom loved to spend time with her family, the odd trip to the casino and playing cards with family and friends including Don and Pauline Metcalf. Mom was our real life Martha Stewart, crocheting, cooking and baking including home-made noodles, perogees, cabbage rolls, bieruck and hundreds of pies. It was Martha's wish to be cremated and that there be no funeral service.
- Clarence Luther passed away on his 66th birthday, July 31, 2008 at St. Michael's Palliative Care, Lethbridge, AB., the beloved husband of Roslyn. He is survived by daughter Rhona (Darren) Dundas and grand-daughters Madison & Paige of LaBroquerie, MB, stepsons Kevin (Lyndsey) Brees and Neil (Erika) Brees and grandson Owen of Lethbridge, AB. Also mourning his passing are his mother Lydia Kelln and brother Herb (Viola) Kelln, nephews Rick & Jason together with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by the mother of his daughter Sharon Irvine and his "brudder from anudder mudder" Cliff Irvine. He was pre-deceased by his father Samuel Kelln (1996), fathers-in-law Bill Passey (1991), Bruce Davies (2001) and mother-in-law Verna Davies (2007). Clarence was born on the family farm in Duval, SK on July 31, 1942 graduating high school and entered the University of Alberta where he attained his Chartered Accountant degree in 1972. He has been a proud member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta since that time. He practiced in this field in private industry until 1988 when he began his own practice with his beloved "unofficial" partner Roslyn until illness forced retirement in 2007. He was also a proud member of the Lethbridge Country Club and will dearly miss all his golfing buddies. Over the years he has served on the Board of Directors of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association and the South Country Treatment Centre. Friends and clients are welcome to meet with the family at a memorial reception to share their thoughts, stories and memories at the LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB on Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 -10:00 pm. Memorial services will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, Hwy 4 on August 6th at 3:00 p.m. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.
- Caroline Barbara (nee Erhart) passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg, SK at the age of 88 years. She was the second youngest of nine children born to John and Katharina Erhardt in Duval. All the children went to school in Duval. Caroline was predeceased by her parents; Husband Benjamin in 1985: 3 sisters and 5 brothers. She is survived by her loving family, son, Irvine (Maureen) their son, Cory (Krista), daughter, Phyllis (Jim) Brown, their daughters, Brenda (Tom) Gardner, Leanne (Todd) Ripplinger, son, Gerald (Ev) their sons, Chris and Curtis, daughter, Jacqueline Kelln (Nestor) her sons, Jason and Chad Lipiec and their father Rick; she is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren. In 1940, Caroline married Benjamin and moved to a farm west of Duval where Irvin and Phyllis were born, and then in the spring of 1945 the family moved to the farm west of Cymric where Gerald & Jacqueline were born. In 1973 the family moved to Govan. Caroline loved to cook, bake, make quilts, crochet, play cards and sing. Everyone was always welcome for a meal and a good game of cards or just a visit. In her last days Caroline would sing for hours, to our amazement she was singing in German. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Caroline's Life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave, Regina, SK with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at the Govan Cemetery.
- Ella Anna (nee Knecht) February 28, 1919 - October 27, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ella (91 years old). She is predeceased by her husband, John Kelln; parents, Anna and Jacob Knecht; sister, Lena Schindelka; brothers, Joe Knecht, Jack Breuer, Walter Knecht, and Bill Knecht. Ella was born at home in Govan, SK on February 28, 1919 to Jacob and Anna Knecht. She met and married John Kelln from Duval, SK on October 30, 1941. They went on to raise a large family of eight children. Ella's interests were knitting, 4-H, curling, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and reading. Ella had a fine sense of humour and always enjoyed a good joke. Left to mourn Ella's passing are her children: Murray (Laverne) Kelln, Sharon (Rick McNeill), Adela (Adrian Jones), Gary Kelln, Connie (Larry Ackerman), Yvonne (Randy Doran), Natalie (Don Zealand), and Terry Kelln; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a brother, Frank (Audrey) Knecht. Ella's family would like to thank the staff of the 6200 Transitional Care Unit at Saskatoon City Hospital for their professional and compassionate care of their mother. A memorial service will be held on October 31st at 2:00 pm, at Luther Heights, 1802 Alexandra Ave., Saskatoon, SK officiated by Reverend Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld.
- Emma of Semans passed away August 22, 2008 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Ernest and 5 siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by 2 sons Gordon (Louise) and Leonard (Gladys), 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 3 sisters Martha (Ellis) Karst, Bertha Green and Alice (Harry) Hameluck, 1 brother Wallace (Sheila) Schmidt, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday August 29, 2008 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
- Elroy 'Ozzie' Kelln passed away peacefully on May 4, 2011, at the age of 81 with his loving family at his side. He leaves to cherish his love of his life of 54 years, Elaine, children Danette (Ray), Danita (Don), Dean (Terry) and Sheryl (Kevin) plus grandchildren Chantelle, Melissa, Kayla, Janelle, Ryan, Chad, Catlin and Mason. A celebration of Ozzie's life will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Duval on May 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
- Helen Catherine of Cymric District passed away September 11, 2002 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Adam. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment: Duval Cemetery.
- Hilda of Cymric passed away on Thursday July 13, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband Godfrey. She will be sadly missed by her children Joanne (Murray) Seminuk, Jeanette Miller and Fred (Deb) Kelln, grandchildren Tyler, Leanne and Garrett Seminuk, Bree, Chelsea, Jordan and Gina Kelln, brothers Walter (Erna) Frank and Larry Frank. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday July 18, 2006 at 11 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Joseph Martin at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by four brothers George, Eddy, John and Lawrence, son-in-law Wade Campbell and an infant granddaughter. He leaves to mourn Alvina his loving wife of 51 years, his children Marvin (Orva), Delores Kish, Brian (Natalie), Barb (Ron) Griffin and Brenda (Dwayne) Huber, 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday August 6, 2003 at 2 PM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg. Rev. Don Hansen officiating.
- Lawrence. It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and husband Lawrence, who passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2001. Lawrence was born in Duval, SK and located permanently to Regina at a young age and worked for 35 years as a city bus driver. Lawrence is predeceased by his parents Jacob and Amelia Kelln (nee Scherle); three brothers, George, Edward and John. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Olga; his children Laurie (Walt) Watterson, Perry (Lori) Kelln and Susan (Raymond) Maffenbeier; grandchildren: Leah and Jana Cojocar, Shawn and Scott Kelln, Chris and Jessica Maffenbeier; brothers Joe (Alvina), Bill (Rose), Rudy, Wally (Sophie), Teddy (Bertha); sisters Alma Krentz, Lydia Kelln, Carey (Bob) Hey, Elsie (Ernest) Jauck, Evelyn (Paul) Criton, sister-in-law Rosie Kelln, plus numerous nieces and nephews. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Martin. In the early morning of Thursday, December 23, 2004, Martin passed away at Pioneer Village Nursing Home at the age of 82. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Audrey, his children Ron and Shelley (Joe); grandchildren Jessica, Chris and Hillary; brother John; sisters Betty Tait, Mary Ollinger, Kay Farr, and Bertha Kopf; brother in laws and sister in laws in England and Australia; as well as several nieces and nephews. His parents, two brothers and four sisters predeceased him. Martin was born on the family farm at Duval, Saskatchewan. He farmed with his brother, Dave and son, Ron for many years until he had a stroke at the age of 64. Martin had a passion for politics and was the Leader of the Saskatchewan Social Credit Party and President of the National Social Credit League. In 1967 Martin and Audrey started Western Securities Ltd., later known as Great Pacific Management Co. (Alberta) Ltd., a mutual fund dealership. He mentored many people and taught the value of investing and the power of compounding to his many clients. Martin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We will miss him deeply. We would like to thank all of the special staff of 4 East at Pioneer Village for their compassionate and loving care over the past two years. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home.
- Melanie Mae (nee DeForest). It is with great sadness the family of Melanie Mae Kelln (nee DeForest) announces her passing on Sunday February 25, 2007. Born July 30, 1943 to John and Margaret DeForest of Wilcox. Melanie married Donald Kelln June 13, 1964 and they resided in Duval for the next 37 years until moving to Moose Jaw in 2001. Predeceased by her parents. Melanie leaves to mourn her husband of 43 years, Donald; son Sheldon (Michelle), sons Wyatt and Rhett; daughter Shaunna (Bruce) Fritzler, sons Karson and Kane. Thank you to Dr. Steplewski, emergency and medicine units at Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval on Saturday March 3, 2007 at 2 PM.
- Rosalie "Rosie" (nee Erhardt) of Strasbourg passed away September 21, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband George, four brothers and two sisters. She leaves to mourn one brother Godfrey Erhardt, one sister Lena Kelln, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 2 PM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg. Rev. Don Hansen officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Caroline of Duval passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2005 in the loving presence of her granddaughters Karen and Jo at the wonderful age of 97. Predeceased by her husband Andrew, son Harold, her parents and siblings. Caroline will be missed by her son Edgar, sister Natalie, grandchildren Blaine, Les, Harry, Karen, Laura and their families, which includes nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She will also be missed by many nephews, nieces and friends. A celebration of Caroline's life will take place on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 2 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Darrell Reine, LPMIT officiating.
- Edgar of Regina and formerly of Duval District passed away March 3, 2007 at the age of 76. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Caroline and brother Harold. He leaves to cherish his memory numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday March 8, 2007 at 1:30 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Martha of Duval passed away August 18, 2003 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Adam, son Donald, great grandson Triston, great granddaughter Brianna 3 brothers and 1 sister. She leaves to cherish her memory children Adella (Martin) Keulen, Allan (Elva), Gloria (Rodger) Mohr, Brenda (Howard) Mortenson and Shiela (Ken) Degelman, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, sister Molly Fries, daughter-in-law Dianne Knapik, 2 sisters-inlaw Alma Krentz and Mary Magel, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 11:00 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. Martin Olson officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Maria Katherina of Duval passed away December 16, 2000 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband Alexander. She leaves to mourn one daughter Edna (Merle) Lloyd, two sons John (Dorothy) and Albert (Marj), eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, sister-in-law Annie Yauck, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. B. Langdon officiating. Interment: Duval Cemetery.
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- George of Duval passed away October 15, 2004 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his father Igan. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Marion, son Allan (Johanne), daughter Beverly, grandchildren Lauren and Landon, his mother Katie, sister Evelyn (Russ) Green, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment St. Paul Cemetery.
- Katie Elizabeth (nee Herber) of Duval passed away October 31, 2007 at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband Igan, son George and grandson Ryan Green. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Evelyn (Russ) Green, daughter-in-law Marion, 4 grandchildren Allan (Johanne) Magel, Beverly Magel, Graham Green and Lynn Green, 2 great grandchildren Lauren and Landon Magel, brother George (Wilma) Herber, sister-in-law Mary Magel, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 3, 2007 at 11 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
- Wilma R. of Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away June 14, 2007 at the age of 79. She leaves to mourn her children Larry (Wendy), Elaine Dimond, Donna Koch (Ralph), Ron (Lois) and Sandra Bisson (Johnny), ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four sisters, four brothers and many other relatives. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday June 19, 2007 at 11 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Karoline Markel (nee Decker), passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2007 into the arms of her Saviour, Jesus Christ, at the age 91 years. She was predeceased by her twin sister at birth, her husband Andrew in 1988, grandson Eric Wilk, great-grandsons Jason Hoffman and Tyson Markel, her parents Fred and Mary Decker, brothers Walter, Fred and Charles, and sisters Mary Schmidt and Anna Schmidt. She is survived by her son Norman (Judy), daughters Irene (Henry) Schultz, Irma and Shiralee Markel, twelve grandchildren, and twenty greatgrandchildren, also in-laws Millie Decker, Elizabeth Markel, Wilma Markel, Margaret Markel, Beatrice Markel, Emma Markel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Karoline was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba January 19, 1916, and was raised on a farm at Semans, SK. She married Andrew Markel in 1934 at Markinch, SK. and they farmed in the Last Mountain District and Duval, SK. before moving to Regina in 1953. Karoline was employed at the General Hospital for four years and the YMCA for thirty-two years before retiring in 1991. She was a Sunday School Superintendent and teacher at Redeemer Lutheran Church. After transferring to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, she was co-ordinator of worship service readers. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and caregivers at Pioneer Village for the excellent care and compassion shown to our mother. A special thank you to Dr. Bouwer for her devoted attention to our mother's health. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 935 McCarthy Boulevard, with Pastor D. Solie officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Karl of Regina and formerly of Raymore passed away on March 6, 2002 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his wife Hilda and ten siblings. He leaves to mourn two sons Wayne (Pat) and Calvin (Karen), one daughter Ivy Hall, four grandchildren Nicole, Ryan, Crystal and Daryl, four sisters Adelia, Carrie, Edith, Regina, two brothers Jake and Victor, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 9, 2002 at 2 PM from Strasbourg United Church. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Agnes of Duval passed away February 20, 2008 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her second husband Jack, first husband Samuel McKnight, two grandsons Brian and Terry. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Irene (Denny) Duffield, Mel (Eileen) McKnight, Jeannie Rogers, Brian (Linda) McKnight and Darwin McClughan, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 23, 2008 at 2 PM from Strasbourg United Church. Rev. Manasse Habonimana officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Gertrude Eliza (nee Braden), wife of Joseph McClughan, on January 13th, 2003 at the age of 91. Born November 5th, 1911 and raised in the Strasbourg area, Gertrude briefly spent some time working in Regina at the Kitchener Hotel before marrying Joe on Feb. 14th, 1951. Together they spent the next 28 years farming west of Duval before retiring to Strasbourg in 1979, and then a final move to Regina in the fall of 1999. Gertrude is predeceased by her daughter Jo-anne (1953), parents Mabel and William Braden, brother Earl Braden, brother Robert Braden, brother-in-laws, Alex May, Bill McClughan, Robert McClughan, Jack McClughan and Ronald Dickie. She is survived by her husband Joseph, sister Anne May, sister-in-laws Emily Braden, Evelyn Braden, Barrie McClughan, Margaret McClughan, Agnes McClughan, Elizabeth Dickie and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A small graveside service for family will take place at 2:30 pm on Thursday January 16, 2003 at the Duval cemetery.
- Joseph. On April 6, 2004 at the age of 90. Born April 16, 1913 on the family farm near Duval (Section 6, Township 26, Range 22, W2). Joe farmed west of Duval for many years and especially loved the early years of farming using horses. A typical quote from Joe which spoke to this was " For me, when tractors came into farming it took all the glamour away. There was no more peace. It was too noisy. So I know, when I die I will be at peace." On Feb 14, 1951 Joe married Gertrude Braden. Together for the next 28 years they farmed west of Duval before retiring to Strasbourg in 1979, and then a final move to Regina in the fall of 1999. Joe is predeceased by his wife, Gertrude (2003), by his daughter Joanne (1953), parents John and Maria McClughan, and Catherine McClughan, brothers Bill McClughan, Robert McClughan, Jack McClughan, brother-inlaws Ronald Dickie, Earl Braden, Robert Braden, Alex May. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Dickie, sister-in-laws, Barrie McClughan, Margaret McClughan, Agnes McClughan, Anne May, Emily Braden, Evelyn Braden and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A small graveside service for family will take place at the Duval cemetary.
- Margaret (nee McKenzie) of Strasbourg passed away September 6, 2009. Margaret was born on her parents' farm on September 5, 1923 to homesteaders, Daniel and Jesse McKenzie. Ayoung Margaret married aspiring farmer, Robert McClughan on November 11,1943. She lived her entire farming life on the family farm west of Duval before 'retiring' to a new house in Strasbourg. Margaret was predeceased by: her husband, Robert, in 1991; grandson, Michael, in 1994; and by her siblings: James, William, Mary, Jack and Jean. Margaret leaves behind: her loving son, James; daughters: Connie and Susan; granddaughter, Jennifer; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Dickie and Barry McClughan; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret is fondly remembered by her many friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A service to celebrate Margaret's life was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2009, at the Strasbourg United Church at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Manasse Habonimana officiating. Interment was in the Duval Cemetery. In celebration of Margaret's life, memorial gifts may be given to the Strasbourg United Church or the Last Mountain Pioneer Home Foundation.
- Mable, of Duval, passed away January 28, 2009 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband James and son Randy. She leaves to mourn two sons Delbert (Jia) and Monty, two grandchildren Jordan and Rebecca. Funeral Service will be held on Friday February 6, 2009 at 11 AM from Duval Community Hall.
- Dave of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away June 19, 2003 at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by his first wife Katie, second wife Mary, two brothers and one sister. He leaves to mourn one daughter Norma of Moose Jaw, several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 23, 2003 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Elizabeth of Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away October 15, 2003 at the age of 90 years. She leaves to mourn two daughters Eileen Schulz and Phyllis (Earl) Larson and their families. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 18, 2003 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment: Duval Cemetery.
- Norma Marjorie Miller (October 11, 1931 - April 24, 2011). A graveside service will be held for Norma Miller on Friday July 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. (Access by 1 mile west of Cymric SK. and south (left turn) to cemetery location). Norma is the daughter of the late Katie (Kelln) Miller and the late David & Mary Miller of Duval SK.
- Shirley Ann (May 17, 1948 - April 27, 2011). With great sorrow, the family of Shirley Mollison of Calgary mourns her peaceful passing surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 62 years, following a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was born in Strasbourg, Sask. and grew up on a farm west of Duval, SK. Del and Shirley raised their family in Lumsden, SK and retired in Calgary, AB where they resided for the last seven years. Shirley was interested in a number of things, but among the most important to her was spending time with her husband, family, grandchildren, and communicating with long term friends back home and new friends she had made in Calgary. She enjoyed gardening, travelling, especially to Hawaii, and many trips into the Rockies, stitching and attending every activity that she could that involved her beloved grandchildren, who they love and know to be as Nana. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband of forty-two years, Del Mollison; son Warren (Heather), and grandchildren, Isaac and Rachel; daughter Tania (Marti), and grandchildren, Arden, Aricin, and Ainsli; sisters, Sharon Schultz (Jerry) Lake Nakamun, AB and Ruth White (Lorne) of Silton, SK and their respective families. A Memorial Service will be held at Advent Lutheran Church (11 Scenic Acres Gate N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The entire family wishes to express their gratitude and thanks to the caring staff at the Sarcee Carewest Hospice. The nursing staff will forever be in our hearts. As well, a great many thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.
- Roland Leith, (January 6, 1916 - October 14, 2009). It is with deep sorrow that we announce Roland's passing. Roland was born at Milton Station, PEI, moved to Saskatchewan in 1918 living in the Duval District then Regina. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Eunice (nee Wickham); daughter-in-law Susan-Ann; brother Ivan; sisters Gladys, Florence and Anita; and parents Adrian and Ruth. Roland is survived by his brother Lester (Gwyn) of Victoria, BC; sister Hazel of Victoria, BC; sons Eugene (Dora) of Regina, SK, Myles (Kimberly) of Yellowknife, NT, Floyd (Teresa) of Francis, SK, Kelvin of Rouleau, SK, and Alton (Sandra) of Regina, SK; and daughter Sylvia (Graham) Wood of Spruce Grove, AB; as well as twenty one grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Roland owned and operated Moreside Transport Ltd., 1941 - 1973 and remained actively involved in the business until 1988. He drove a vehicle until 2003. Roland was a resident of Pioneer Village for the last four years. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at The R.O.C. Church, Albert Street South, Hwy #6, Regina, SK on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor David Harrison officiating. Luncheon to follow the funeral. The family wishes to thank the staff of Pioneer Village, staff of Pasqua Hospital, The R.O.C. Church and Regina Funeral Home for the service to and care of Roland.
- Hector J. of Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away April 1, 2006 at the age of 90. Predeceased by 2 grandsons and all his siblings. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Helen, daughter Joan (George) Perry, grandson Darryl (Hiede) Perry, great granddaughter Ashley and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 2 PM from Strasbourg United Church.
- Helen of Strasbourg and formerly of Duval passed away April 30, 2006 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Hector, two grandsons and four siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Joan (George) Perry, grandson Darryl (Hiede) Perry, great granddaughter Ashley, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at 2 P.M. from Strasbourg United Church. Interment Govan Cemetery.
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- Edith Jane, passed away peacefully at her home at Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 2:30PM from McClure United Church, 1825 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon conducted by Rev. Joan Brown & Helen Smith-McIntyre. Surviving are: her son, Morris (Merilyn) and their sons Tyler and Trevor of Calgary, AB; two daughters; Maureen (Randy) Aramenko and their sons Richard and Jeryd of Saskatoon, and Elva O'Bryan and her daughter Thea and son Jonathan of Saskatoon; her brother Art and her sisters Mary & Alice. Edith was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 1988, her son, Dick, in 1974, her brother Austin and her sister Joyce. Mom was born on Nov. 11, 1916 in the Duval area, and moved to Viscount, SK., in 1920. She attended elementary and high school in Viscount and later received her Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate. Mom married Dad on September 11, 1951, and raised her four children on the family farm at Viscount. Mom loved the outdoors, enjoyed travelling, especially on vacations with her children. Mom enjoyed being with her family, especially with her six grandchildren. She loved music. She played the piano and organ and was the organist in the Viscount United Church for many years. Mom also sang in the choir in Viscount and later at Bethel and McClure United Churches in Saskatoon. Mom had a heart of gold, was always there for others and never asked or demanded anything for herself. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Stensrud Lodge for all the loving care she received over the past nine years. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Martha (nee Magel). On October 16, 2009 Martha Oblander of Regina passed away with her family at her side at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her children Dianne (Colin) Markusson, Dale (Linda); grandchildren Timothy (Laura-Lee) Markusson, Andrea (Aaron) Stronski, Deadra (Cliff Eisler) and Jennifer (Cory) Gelowitz; great grandchildren Alex, Cameron, Avery, Erika, Isabella, Lila and Izak; siblings Bill Magel, Ella Rhodes, Jerry (Shirley) Magel and sister-in-law Pauline Rumpel. She was predeceased by her husband Alex. Martha was born on the family farm near Duval, SK and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Clear Lake School. She married Alex Oblander on July 14, 1946 and together they farmed west of Cymric. They retired from farming in 1975 and continued to live in Govan until moving to Regina in 1991. She felt blessed to have her grandchildren near and played an active role in their lives. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, music and cottage life. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Casa Bella for the compassionate care that Martha received. Martha's trust in the Lord carried her throughout all of her days. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Bob Leason officiating.
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- Alvina (nee Kelln) passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, October 4, 2004 at the age of 73 years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years, Bill of Regina; her son Terry (Paula) and grandchildren Jodi (Larry and special great-grandson Gabriel), Brooks, Amanda and Cory; and son Milt (Bev) and grandchildren Lisa, Jill and Scott; brothers and sisters Betty Tait, Mary Ollinger, Kay Farr, Martin Kelln, Bertha Kopf, John Kelln. Predeceased by her parents David and Maria Kelln of Duval, SK in 1964, brothers and sisters, Emily Youck, Bill Kelln, Dave Kelln, Molly Wilson, and Irene Travis. A Private Family Service will be held in keeping with Alvina's wishes. Alvina's loving family were most important to her.
- Robert Samuel. Bob passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at the Luther Special Care Home, Saskatoon, SK at the age of 86 years. Bob was born on September 11, 1921 in Duval, Saskatchewan. At the age of five he moved to the farm at Blucher, Saskatchewan where he lived and farmed for the next seventy-five years. He married Doreen Anderson on June 18, 1953 and together they raised five children: Linda (Ray) Wells, Lorne (Linda) Reid, Laureen (Dwayne) Rothery, Brenda Reid and Daniel Reid. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Derek (Jackie) Gray, Denise (Curtis) Robert, Cari-Lynn Reid, Timothy Reid, Jordan Rothery and Ryan Rothery; four great grandchildren, Makenna Robert, Emma Robert, Jaden Gray and Noah Gray; one brother, Arnold (Doris) Reid; one sister, Edith Verge; and one sister in law, Dorothy Reid. He was predeceased by his brother, Grant; and brother in law, Jack Verge. Bob was a quiet, kind, humble man who loved his family and his farm. Bob was quick to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the care providers at the Luther Special Care Home for their loving care and kindness during the past years. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Bob's honour may be directed to the Alzheimer's Society of Saskatchewan, 1405 Faulkner Crescent, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 3R5, or to the Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0T9. The Memorial Service in celebration of Bob's life will be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK. Interment of Bob's ashes will take place at a later date.
- Molly of Duval passed away October 23, 2003 at the age of 99 years. She leaves to mourn five children Wilma (Albert) Owens, Helen (Bob) Magel, Marie Brooks, Lawrence (Sharon) and Margaret (John) Duddy and their families, two sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Interment: Duval Cemetery.
- Lawrence William of Duval passed away April 7, 2006 at the age of 72. Predeceased by his parents, he will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, children: Rodney and Yvonne (Dale) Sorensen, three granddaughters: Nicole, Laura and Jody, six siblings, numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 2 PM from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Sieg, of Duval passed away December 6, 2008 at the age of 87. Predeceased by his wife Mary and brother Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Donna (Kim) Kreutzer, two granddaughters Gennine (Garrett) Roberts and Danielle (Barry) Johnston, two great grandchildren Nyla and Matthew, brothers, sisters and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday December 11, 2008 at 11 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval.
- Glen 1920 - 2009. Glen Ruse passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Lena Ruse; brothers, Roger and James Ruse. Glen is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Isabell (nee Weir); son, Douglas (Colleen) Ruse; daughter, Nancy (Richard) Sonder; granddaughters, Jennifer (Troy) Sebastian, Kimberley (Tyson) McNalley, Heather Ruse; grandsons, Robert and Neil Sonder; great-grandchildren, Jessica McNally, Layne McNalley, Madison Ruse; and brother, Gerald Ruse. Glen and the family wish to express their thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care provided by the staff of William Booth Wascana Grace Hospice. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Duval Cemetery will be held at a later date.
- William "Bill" of Semans District passed away peacefully on his farm on August 30, 2003 at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife Blanche of 73 years, daughter Alice (Hugh) Sweet, two grandsons Darin (Rhonda) and Daryl (Jackie), three greatgrandchildren Kassidy, Joel and Jesse, sister Jean Danish, brother Harry (Polly), six sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, neighbours, and friends. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Duval Cemetery. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating.
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- Robert Harold (18 Aug 1927 - 5 Jun 2004). It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Schmidt announces his passing at the age of 76 years. Robert was predeceased by his mother and father, two brothers, and two sisters. Robert is survived by his loving wife Elsie of almost 45 years; five sons Robert, Bernie (Sandy), Greg (Laura), Christopher, and Harry (Lisa); numerous grandchildren; one brother, four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. In his early years Robert owned and operated an implement dealership. He loved farming, his grandchildren, and will be sorely missed by all. A funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, June 12, at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at the Duval Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
- Etta Hilda (nee Hoffman) of Duval, SK passed away at age 83 into the care of her Heavenly Father on August 18, 2012. Etta is survived by her son Arthur (Leane) of Duval, daughter Elizabeth (Maurice), grandchildren - Mikayla (Dylan), Tanya (Ward), Susanna and Nathan, great-grandchildren - Kimberly, Kyle & Kelsey all of Regina. Sisters-in-law Martha Liebrecht of Rhein, Irene Schultz of Watrous, brothers-in-law Willie of Yorkton and Gordon Coyle of Bridge Lake, B.C. Etta was predeceased by her husband, Gottfried, August 17, 2003. A quiet Mother with a golden heart. A hard worker in and out of the home. She loved her family, church and all in need in her community. Special thank you to all the care givers at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home where Mom resided the last three years. 'Rest well dear Mom - love you' Til we meet again. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval, SK. Pastor Rey Dahlen officiating.
- Gottfried of Duval age 83 passed away peacefully into his Savior's care with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on August 17, 2003. Gottfried is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Etta (nee Hoffman), children Arthur (Leane) of Duval, Elizabeth (Maurice) of Regina, grandchildren Michael, Tanya, (Ward), Susanna and Nathan, great grandchildren Kimberly, Kyle and Kelsey all of Regina, sister Martha Liebrecht of Rhein, brothers Henry (Irene) of Duval and Willie of Rhein, sister-in-law Erma Hewens of Cedoux, brother-in-law Gordon Coyle of Bridge Lake, B.C. Dad loved family, church and community. He had a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit. He was a quiet, honest, soft hearted father and husband who we'll always keep in our hearts and miss very much "Love You Dad". Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday August 20, 2003 at 10:30 AM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Pastor Martin Olson officiating.
- Henry Schultz passed away peacefully on May 19, 2009 in the Regina General Hospital after a short illness of lung fibrosis.
Henry was born June 3, 1921 on the family farm near Cymric, SK, to Gottfried and Anna Schultz. He was the second of five children, brothers Gottfried and William, sisters Ada and Martha. Ada passed away in infancy. Henry was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Duval. Henry attended a small country school called Mountain View which was near his Grandpa and Grandma Kelln's farm. In 1934, his Dad passed away and his schooling came to an end and his farming life started. In 1942, Henry was called to serve in World War II. Part of his training was in Sheffield, AB. This is where mustard gas was tested on Canadian soldiers and Henry was one of those soldiers. He served in Holland and Germany and was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1953, Henry married Irene Markel, and moved on to the family farm east of Duval in the Last Mountain area. They were blessed with four children and 11 grandchildren. Henry and Irene were together for 55 years. Henry was active in the church and community. He was on church council and village council for a number of years. In 1967, he moved his family from the farm to Duval. This became their winter home. It is around this time that he became the caretaker of the Duval skating rink for a number of years as well. A favourite pastime of Henry's was baseball. He was active as a player then as coach and umpire. He often said he would walk miles to play ball for the Cymric team, coached by his Uncle Henry Gritzfeld. Henry's proudest moments were when his daughters got married and then his sons. His grandchildren were his precious gems. Henry was predeceased by his father, mother, stepfather, sister Ada, brother Gottfried and grandson Jason Hoffman. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Irene of 55 years, son Doug and Annette (nee Elford), daughter Rita and husband Wayne Hilderman, daughter Grace Hoffman and son Donald and Bonnie (nee Coral) and grandchildren Derrick and Janel Schultz, Trina and husband Gord Dayman, Tony and Erin Hilderman, and Tammy Tiveron and Darcy and daughter Shelby Reiss, Nicole Hoffman, Kaley and Morgan Schultz.
- David. With great sadness we announce the passing of Rev. David Schulz on Saturday, November 29, 2003. He was born in 1916 in Saratov, Russia. David immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1926 and settled in the Duval area. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Maria Schulz, one sister in infancy and one brother, Emmanuel. David is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lilli (nee Rinas); son, David (Connie); 2 daughters, Valerie (Larry) Debooy and Juli (Bohdan) Madeychyck; 3 grandchildren, David, Andrew and Jayann Madeychyck; 2 sisters, Alvina (Otto) Ruland and Mary Kelln; 3 brothers, Alfred (Marlene), Rudy (Marlene) and Sieg (Gloria); one sister-inlaw, Eileen Schulz and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at Zion North Southey Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in North Southey Cemetery.
- Molly (nee Beitz) of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg passed away October 5, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her parents Chris and Eva Beitz, first husband David Borger and second husband Ralph Sedgwick, infant son, two sisters Annie Hilderman and Eva Kelln, two brothers Alex and Chris Beitz. She leaves to mourn one daughter Ruth (Denis) King, three grandchildren Alanna (Delbert) Dukes, Darren (Leslie) King and Curtis King, one great grandchild David William King, four stepdaughters Joy (Les) Taylor, Jean Grimstead, Margaret (Glen) Sharples and Joan (Derry) Belcourt, several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 2 PM from St. John Lutheran Church, Strasbourg. Rev. Richard Schulz officiating. Interment Duval Cemetery.
- Randal Owen born July 8, 1958, found his peace on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Soul-mates, best friends and childhood sweethearts, Randy and Glenda spent 32 years devoted to each other. Randy was always caring for Glenda, his extended family and friends. Randy spent his early years on the farm in Duval and attended school in Duval, and William Derby High School in Strasbourg. He and Glenda then made their home in Regina. Randy spent many years as a transmission mechanic and then decided to spend more time with Glenda, to work on their home and in their garden, and to support his mother. Randy was an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan through all the lean years and the great years. He could fix just about anything and was always using his hands to build, create and invent. He loved to be outside and always made sure the birdfeeder was full. Glenda and Randy loved to travel -to far off places or close by. They were just as comfortable in their little tent as they were in a five star hotel. Predeceased by his father (John) and brother (George), Randy is survived by his loving wife, Glenda, his mother Myrtle, his six siblings Les (Sophie Ann), Shirley (Lester Sondresen), Larry (Pat), Barbara (Garry Hoffart), Rick (Michelle) and Kimberlee Dawn, his mother and father in-law Ab and Eva Gorrill, sister-in-law Gayle Gorrill (Bob Boulter), brother-in-law David Gorrill (Lorie), sister-in-law Mary Sedgwick and many favourite nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Randy, a beloved husband, favourite uncle, loyal and caring son, brother and friend, created wonderful memories with everyone he met_he will be missed. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Strasbourg Alliance Church with Pastor Lonie officiating. Interment at the Duval Cemetery.
- Arthur Roy. It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of Arthur Roy on April 24, 2006 at the age of 96. He was born in Duval Sask. in 1909 and passed away in the L Gervais Health Centre in Goodsoil, Sask. Arthur is survived by daughter Loretta (Art) Hastings-Dorintosh, grandson, Dan Hastings of Moose Jaw, granddaughter, Cathy Giesbrecht, and great granddaughters Amber and Carley Jo of Martensville, two sisters Mary Button of Prince Albert, Alice TownleyMcKay of Watrous, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Westwood Funeral Chapel April 28th at 2:00 PM. Special thanks to Helen McIntyre-Smith, Ken Crawford, and the Funeral Homes Saskatoon, McCaw's (Lloydminster), and Westwood for the help concerning the Memorial Service, etc. Also to all the supporting people who touched our lives. Thanks also to the staff Cressman Home and L Gervais Home, plus the doctors that assisted in the care of Arthur's health.
- Gladys (nee Mann) of Duval passed away at Nokomis on December 23, 2005 at the age of 73. Predeceased by her daughter Janice and numerous brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn her husband Irvin, daughters Marilyn (Gerry), Cheryl (Keith) and Lana (Tracy), sons Les (Linda), Blaine (Donna) and Terry (Michel), 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sisters Edith and Matilda. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2005 at 2 PM at Strasbourg Alliance Church.
- Irvin Victor, of Duval passed away December 27, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 2, 2010 at 2 PM at the Duval Community Hall. He leaves to mourn his passing his companion Elsie Redshaw and family; his children Marilyn (Gerry) Erhardt, Les (Linda), Blaine (Donna), Lana (Tracey) Beaudin, Cheryl (Keith) Mutch and Terry (Michel), 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
- Phyllis (nee Henderson) Sorensen. Held in the love of her family, Phyllis died peacefully following a stroke at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on April 20, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Leonard and grandson Kris, Phyllis is survived by her beloved seven children and their partners Warren (Greg), Karen (Alan), Linda Kay, Sandra, Tom (Dawn), Norma, and Sue (Michael). Phyllis will be a loving touchstone always to her 17 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren, and a beloved Aunt to many. Phyllis was born in Duval on July 5, 1916 to Grace and Tom Henderson, homesteaders in the Last Mountain District, the eldest of three daughters. The strength of character, kindness, and compassion that Phyllis carried throughout her life were inherited from a long line of fine women and loving men. Phyllis attended Regina College and became a teacher in rural prairie schools until she married Leonard in 1940. Dedicated to parenting, Phyllis was an outstanding mother - providing guidance to her 7 children to do their best and was the first to applaud each and every achievement. With her family at her centre, Phyllis pursued her own spiritual, intellectual, and cultural development. She was a woman of quiet, deep faith. She loved books and music. She enjoyed travelling and spending time with family and friends. She appreciated the services of the CBC, the Extension programmes of the University of Regina, and later in life - of the CNIB and Regina Public Library Outreach to keep her informed and engaged in community and world affairs. Phyllis was a generous, accepting person. She was proud of and celebrated the diversity and variety of interests and talents of her family. Her lifelong friends were so loved and important to her. Phyllis, like her mother Grace, was a strong, loving role model who will be loved and celebrated forever. A service to honour Phyllis will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK.
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- Alice of Duval passed away after a 3 year struggle due to complications of several strokes on June 17, 2008 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her husband Allan and 7 siblings. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Elva (Allan) Krentz and Bernice (Murray) Hamilton, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, twin sister Iris Acres, several nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday June 22, 2008 at 7 p.m. from Duval Community Hall, Duval, SK.
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- Theodore, May 16, 1911 - February 16, 2007. The family of Ted Volden announces his sudden death at the Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan, Sk. on Friday, February 16, 2007. He was 95 years of age. Ted was born to Nels and Ane Marie (nee Hadland) Volden on NE 18-25-23 W2 at Mayview, Sk. near Duval, Sk. He and his sister, Marie and brother, Dean had a very sad childhood as they lost their mother, Ane Marie Hadland in 1917. Their father and various housekeepers raised them with a lot of help from Aunt Anna Bjelland. Uncle Ted had many special memories of growing up in Lakeside, school days, community events, hockey games, swimming in the lake and rides in Chris Sonstelie's home made boat, powered by a Model T Ford motor. The family developed life-long friendships with the Sonstelie, Olson and May families. He grew up on their farm until 1929, and when the dry years came, the Depression followed and the family moved north to LeRoy and continued to farm. They worked hard breaking new land and also enjoyed all the social life. The Volden horses and Caboose was used for many hockey trips out of town. Uncle Ted loved the land and you would see him in the field walking and running the soil through his fingers or walking in the wheat and chewing the kernels. He was still actively involved with the farm at the age of 92. He enjoyed trips to Manitou Lake, rodeos, camping trips in northern Saskatchewan and visiting his Bjelland, Hadland and Volden cousins. Thirty winters were spent in the southern U.S., alternating between Florida and Arizona. Uncle Ted was a quiet, private person but very aware of family and friends and had an avid interest in everyone. He had the most phenomenal memory so he was a great source of information. Ted will be lovingly remembered by his nephews, Gary Volden and Myron Volden; niece, Shelley (Garry) Kopperud; and two great-nephews and five great-nieces. Ted was predeceased by his mother, Ane Marie (nee Hadland) Volden (1917); sister, Marie (nee Volden) Peterson (1958); nephew, Marvin Volden (1962); father, Nels Volden (1963); niece Medrlyene (nee Peterson) Davidson (1994); brother, Dean Volden (1997); niece, Sharon (nee Peterson) Jandali (1998); and by his great nephew, Jason Robertson (1999). Interment will be at a later date in the Volden plot at the Duval Cemetery, Duval, Saskatchewan.
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- Olga "Ollie" (nee Fischer), August 23rd, 1928 - November 2nd, 2007. Ollie Weenk of Plenty Saskatchewan, age 79, passed away peacefully on the evening of November 2nd, 2007, at the Kindersley hospital in the presence of her family. She was born on August 23rd, 1928 in Duval Sask. Ollie lived the majority of her life in Plenty Sask. She is predeceased by her parents John George and Katrina Fischer; older brother Frank; daughter-in-law Linda (nee Meidl); brothers and sisters-in-law Casey/Mildred Weenk, Ben/Jennie Weenk, Katie Olson and Barb Spence. She is survived by loving husband of 58 years, Henry; sister, Jessie (Harvey) Burton; brother-in-law Danny Olson and five sons and their families: Barry (Leslie); David; John (Roseline); Alan (Betty); Dale (Sheila); 16 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Born the middle child, she was baptized Lutheran November 11, 1928 and moved with her parents to CP rail locations in Tramping Lake, Keppel and Esk. In 1948 she moved to Plenty and took employment as a clerk for the general store. Here she met the love of her life and married Henry on October 7th, 1949. Their family farm, 10 miles south of Plenty, would grow to include 5 sons. Ollie enjoyed her life as a devoted mother and homemaker as well as being involved with the Order of the Eastern Star, United Church Women, Square Dancing Club and other community activities. She was an accomplished piano player and shared this gift on numerous occasions. Ollie excelled in creating a variety of crafts that have become treasured keepsakes. Throughout her life she enjoyed holidays with family and friends creating fond memories along the way. She will always be remembered for her cooking and delicious baking as well as her eagerness to challenge anyone in a game of cards. Memorial Service will be held at Plenty United Church at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 6th, 2007.
- Harry Wilcox, former long time resident of Duval, passed away peacefully in a Calgary hospital on October 6, 2010. Harry was 102 years old and resided in Calgary, Alberta for the past 50 plus years. He spent most of his life working as a Caterpillar Tractor Operator (cat skinner, as he called it), a job he loved. Harry enjoyed life and was in good health until earlier this year when he fell and broke his hip. As written by Harry to his friends: "don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many faucets; this world is only one, just think of me as resting, from the sorrows and the tears. I'm in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how I must be wishing that we could know today, how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I've touched for nothing loved is ever lost, and I was loved as much as you were loved by me.....Harry". A celebration of Harry's life was held at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Calgary on October 10, 2010. In living memory of Harry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. At Harry's request, his ashes were scattered in the Kananaskis Country, Alberta, a place he worked and loved and where he had felt closest to God. He is survived by his daughter, Annabelle Wolfe (Ernie) of Regina, grand-daughter Pamela Wright (Tom) of Edmonton, AB, sister-in-law Ann Wilcox of Surrey, BC, brother-in-law George Green of Spokane, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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- Alexander of Duval passed away June 8, 2001 at the age of 91 years. He leaves to mourn Catherine his loving wife of 38 years, two sisters, two brothers, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 1:30 PM in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Duval district. Rev. Olson officiating.
- Catherine of Duval, SK passed away March 17, 2012 at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by her husband Alex, she will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and many friends. There will be no service at Catherine's request. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Robert Lawson "Bob" York passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital on Saturday June 13, 2009 following a short illness. He is predeceased by his daughter Karen in 1987; his wife Floreen in 2006; his parents Maria and John George Youck; sister Mary Kidby and her sons Doug and David; sisters Freida Miller and Hilda Youck; brother Walter Youche and his daughter Cheryl; brothers Herbert and Samuel; nephews Clinton and John Youck; Floreen's family Katherine Blender, Jack, and Clara Dewey, Bill, Gabe Greschner and Stanley Hawkes. Bob is survived by his daughter Celeste York of Regina and her daughters and their spouses, Lee Ann Croft and Chris Johnson, (Regina) and Marissa and Dan Burnell-Higgs, (Saskatoon), son Greg York and his wife Kathryn (Gieni) and their sons Marcus Robert Oneil York and Rhett Robert Oneil York (Hong Kong), very special friend Goldie Somerville (Regina), siblings Pauline Ireland (Comox), Alice Geib (Regina), Irene Truman (London), Harold Youck (London), Ivan Youche, Sharon (Osoyoos), Lyle Young (Prince George), in laws Leontina Hawkes (Regina), Wilf Eiswerth, Dorothy, (Vancouver), Bernadette Greschner (North Battleford), Art Eiswerth, Marg (Medicine Hat), Marie Thibault, Harve (Regina), Ken Eiswerth (Saskatoon), Richard Eiswerth, Sharon (Regina), Frank Eiswerth, Linda (Estevan), Vic Eiswerth, Jackie (Prince George). Robert Lawson York (Bob) was born on May 10, 1919 near the hamlet of Cymric SK to Maria (Koch) and John George Youck. Even as a preschooler Bob was an independent spirit exploring nature and riding horses. He began school in Govan and continued at Edelaue country school when the family moved near Strasbourg SK Bob came of age during the depression. There was no money to cover his continued education and so Bob worked a variety of jobs across Western Canada picking fruit in B.C., lumber-camping in Northern Alberta, and working as a ranch hand in Manitoba and Southern Alberta, where he worked with the Calgary Stampede in 1936. In 1941 while working for Neil Motors in Regina, Bob volunteered for active military service and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He trained at Dundurn and in England and was attached to First Canadian Army Overseas Headquarters. Bob saw active service in England, Belgium, Holland and France, and occupation service in Germany. Bob had a strong sense of duty to his family. After the war ended he turned down an offer of an officer's commission, further education and a base in his favourite city of London, England to return to Canada, as his mother had died and he was needed back home to raise his younger brothers and sister. Bob began farming in the Duval district in 1946, and in 1952, once his siblings were on their own; he courted a beautiful young lady who was teaching in Strasbourg. Bob married Floreen Eiswerth in her hometown of Young on July 11, 1953. Bob was a man of integrity, honour and duty, with a phenomenal spiritual and physical strength, an interest in people and an insatiable curiosity. He believed in hard work, life long learning, and good fun. He was generous, sensitive, opinionated, compassionate, loyal and very loving. He loved to read and to travel. He enjoyed playing baseball and golf and followed the Riders for many decades. Bob respected tradition while being pragmatic and making his own path. He could fix just about anything, design by eye and build what was needed with just the materials and tools at hand. He re-used and re-cycled long before it became trendy. Bob could witch for water and was an excellent cook. He believed in higher education and supported Floreen's career and graduate studies at the University of Missouri. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and supported their education and careers. Bob lived to see his granddaughters move into their careers of architecture and law, and danced late into the night at both of their weddings. He was thrilled with his young grandsons, both of whom carry his names. Within the span of a few short weeks we celebrated Bob's 90th Birthday and the Baptism of his newest grandson at the family farm, and the Wedding of his youngest granddaughter in Regina. He had all of his family with him as he then faced a short illness and hospitalization. Dad we love you and are honoured to have been your children and grandchildren. We will miss your singing, your dancing to the Big Bands, the greatness of a man who never lost the little boy in him, your strong warm hands, your powerful hugs, and your unique sense of humour. We will think of you each time we savor a glass of good scotch, dance to Glenn Miller or hear Lili Marlane. You will be with us in every corner of the farm retreat you created for your family's enjoyment. Carry on Soldier. A GRAVESIDE LITURGY will be conducted by Father Ken Koep on Friday June 19, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Memorial Gardens, Hwy #1 East. Regina, SK with reception to follow.
- Wilfred Youck passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Monday, June 17, 2002 at the age of 71. Wilfred Arnold Youck was born on New Year's Eve, 1930, in Duval, SK. The youngest in the family, Wilf had 9 sisters and 1 brother. Wilfred is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Isabel (nee Radu) and his memory lives on through their two children, daughter Cheryl (Danny) DeBolt and son Kevin (Emily), both of Regina, and his grandchildren Kristin and Derek DeBolt. Wilfred leaves to mourn his sisters Dolly (Ross) Barker of Port Colborne, Ontario, Esther Robbins of Regina, Bertha Erhardt of South Burnaby, B.C., Hilda Vetter of Lincoln, Nebraska, Elsie (Ed) Mossman of Edmonton, brother-in-law Harold (Irene) Radu, and sister-in-law Doreen Bjornson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Wilfred was predeceased by his brother Rev. Alex Youck, and sisters Katie Erhardt, Molly Youck, Mary Dent, and Emma Bauer. The family will hold a service of remembrance at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, on Friday, June 21 at 2:30 p.m.
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- Claude Richard was born on May 19, 1925 on the family farm in the MacNutt District. He had 13 brothers and sisters. Dad completed 8 years of school in the Homeland District. After farming a few years with his dad, he met and married our mother, Thusnelda Zorn (nee Kendel). They farmed a couple of years just outside of MacNutt and then dad decided to take a job as a Grain buyer with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He worked as a Grain buyer in various locations, Mehan, Marchwell, Duval and Southey. He remained in Southey and retired there in 1985. In Dad's mind, Southey was always his home. The relationships that he fostered there with his friends and farmers alike were treasured by him until his passing. Dad was community minded and took part in many community activities-Church, Museum, Lion's Club and Senior Citizens Centre. His favorite pastimes included card games, curling, playing pool, golfing and fishing. If dad hadn't sworn at you in a game of cards you obviously hadn't won the game. Due to health reasons, mom and dad decided to move to Yorkton in 2005 to live at the Bentley Retirement Community. Dad's pride and joy were his family and they live on to celebrate his life. His loving wife of 60 years Nelda, daughter in-law Lindsay Zorn and her children Brenda (Michael) Nelson and great grandchildren Reese and Darren Zorn; Bryce (Sylvia)Zorn and their children Aaron (Lida) Zorn, Tara (Joey) Lasko and great grandchild Amara; Heather Gartner and her children Aimie Gartner, Kayla (Jack Davis)Gartner and great grandchild Aiva; Carolee (Lynton Evans) Zorn and their children Rebecca and Jordan Evans; Michael (Julie) Zorn and granddog, Harley. Claude is also survived by his two sisters, Eileen and Alice and numerous nieces and nephews. There along with Jesus to greet Dad when he arrived in heaven were his eldest son Allan, great grandchild Cohen Nelson, his parents and his eleven brothers and sisters. Dad is our rock, our inspiration and our greatest supporter. Dad will truly be treasured in our memories forever. A Service of Prayer and Remembrance will be held Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK. Funeral Services will be Friday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Southey, SK. An Interment Service will follow in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.