Obituaries of residents & former residents of Dysart, Saskatchewan
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- F. W. "Bill". It is with great sadness we announce the passing on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at the age of 82. Bill was born on December 30, 1920 at Dysart, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents F. P. Pete and Mary August; son Myron; brother Ed; nephew Bruce August. He is survived by his daughter Elaine (Denis) Herod, Burlington Ontario; their sons Glenn (Sandi); great grandsons Aaron and Adam, Smithville, Ontario, Craig (Tracy) of Burlington, Ontario; his daughter Connie Barrett and her children Kim, Corey (great-granddaughter Alysha of Regina) and Clint Barett of Kamsack; his sister Ruby (Arnold) Bast and their children Randy Bast and Lorie (Blair) Pateman and their daughters Carla and Stephanie of Weyburn; nephews Joe and Fred August of Niagra Falls, Ontario. Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A special thanks to Erica Beisick for her help and kindness to Bill. A MEMORIAL MASS will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg St., on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ray Rodriguez, Celebrant. Interment will be at the Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East on Monday, November 3, 2003. Arrangements are entrusted to the Regina Funeral Home.
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- Elizabeth Edna (nee Griffen), late of Emerald Park, born August 14, 1918, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, nine days short of her 94th birthday. Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 2005; parents John and Ellen Griffin; brothers Edwin (Dorothy) Griffin and Albert (Mary) Griffin; and sisters Nance (Bill) Clarke and Bunny (Frank) Bull. She was also predeceased by daughter-in-law Beverley Barkwell and grandson Scott Barkwell, as well as brother- and sister-in-law Stewart and Betty Barkwell, and sisters-in-law Elsie Barkwell and Nana Barkwell. Edna will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Garry (Sue) Barkwell, Jim Barkwell and Janice (Gary) Winslow; grandchildren Lauren (Perry) Rozon, Tracy (Pat) Carrigan, Leanne Jorgensen, Blake Winslow and Doug Winslow; great-grandchildren Jaiden and Stephen Carrigan, Jake and Jessie Barkwell (and their mother Kelley), and Emma, Olivia and Alise Jorgensen. She is also survived by sister Mildred (Harvey) Schulhauser, brother-in-law Lorne Barkwell, and numerous nieces, nephews and other loved ones. Married in 1939, Edna and John farmed north of Dysart for 46 years, before retiring in 1985 to Fort Qu'Appelle, where they happily resided together for the next 20 years. In addition to farm life generally, Edna loved holidaying with John, gardening, playing cards, visiting with family and friends, socializing, and welcoming guests into her home. Edna moved into the William Albert Care Home in Emerald Park in 2010. The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to the staff at William Albert for making Mum feel so much at home over the past two years. We would like to thank Dr. McHattie for his many efforts in treating Mum over the past eighteen months, as well as all the doctors and nurses in wing 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for their understanding and compassionate care during her final days. Edna's wonderful sense of humour, keen mind, and lively conversation will be greatly missed. Flowers most gratefully declined. In remembrance, friends so wishing may make a donation to a charity of their choice. In loving memory of Edna, a memorial service will be held in Regina on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm, at the Speers Funeral Chapel at 2136 College Avenue.
- Elsie Muriel (April 7, 1925 - August 18, 2009). With great sadness and sorrow, the Barkwell family has lost Elsie, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Elsie battled a short struggle with lung cancer and pneumonia and passed away peacefully August 18, 2009 at 11:00 p.m. in the Fort Qu'Appelle All Nations Hospital. Elsie was born and raised in Dysart where she met Lorne Barkwell and was married November 2, 1944, after Lorne returned home from the war. They lived, farmed and raised their family in the Dysart area. Elsie loved farm life, gardening, canning, baking and keeping busy with her many hobbies including weekly trips to Regina to watch the ponies run. But, Elsie mostly loved Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving with the big meals of perfectly cooked turkey, roasted beef, and home made apple pie. Of course, all of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren had to be there. Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 64 plus years, Lorne; daughter Shirley (Bob) Drotar; sons Reg & Bert; grandchildren Dawn (Mark) Magnuson, Robert (Nadine) Drotar, Jamie Barkwell, Jennifer (Shawn) Kozak, Jillian Barkwell, & Tara Barkwell; great grandchildren Victoria & Kristen Drotar, and Matthew & Sarah Magnuson; two sisters Georgina & Josie; sister-in-law Edna Barkwell; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at 2:00 pm at St. Cuthberts Anglican Church, 2 Bond Street North, Dysart, SK, with Rev. Mary Gavin officiating. A family interment will be held at a later date.
- John Fulton, late of Fort Qu'Appelle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Echo Lodge at the age of 92 years. He was born at Dysart on July 12, 1913. John was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Janet, sister Nana, brother Stewart, daughter-in-law Beverley Barkwell, father and mother-in-law John and Ellen Griffin, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Edwin and Dorothy Griffin, William and Nance Clarke, Albert and Mary Griffin. John is survived by his loving wife Edna of 66 years; children Garry (Sue) Barkwell of Regina, Jim Barkwell of Edmonton, Janice (Gary) Winslow of Regina; grandchildren Lauren (Perry) Rozon, Tracy (Pat) Carrigan, Scott Barkwell, Kelley Barkwell, Leanne (Darren) Jorgensen, Blake Winslow and Doug Winslow; great grandchildren Jaiden and Stephen Carrigan, Jake and Jessie Barkwell, Emma and Olivia Jorgensen also survived by brother Lorne (Elsie) Barkwell, sisters-in-law Betty Barkwell, Bunny (Frank) Bull and Mildred (Harvey) Schulhauser, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, good neighbours and many close friends. John and Edna farmed 9 miles north of Dysart for 46 years and retired in 1985 to Fort Qu'Appelle. John served his community well as a councillor with the RM of Lipton, Cupar Hospital Board, Yorkton East Central Region Hospital Association, Echo Lodge founding member, Saskatchewan Hospital Association, school trustee, McDonald Hills' telephone board and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. John enjoyed playing golf, bridge, snooker, travelling, reading, the Blue Jays and crossword puzzles.
- Nelson Edward Beckett. It is with deep sadness that the family of Nelson announces his peaceful passing, surrounded by their love, on Friday, April 30, 2010 at the age of 57 years. He is predeceased by his father Edward. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Wendy; two sons, Jody & Troy; mother Ida; sisters Donna & Denise (Stephen) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. A Private Family Graveside will take place, followed by a public come and go Celebration of Nelson's Life on Monday, May 10, 2010 from 2:00 4:00 PM at the Dysart School Gym.
- Doreen (nee Jijian) 1919 - 2005. Doreen passed away November 3, 2005. Doreen was born in the Dysart area and spent her adult life in Dysart, Cupar, Milestone and since 1999 in Langley B.C. She was a generous person who loved her immediate family as well as being very proud and unconditionally supportive of her extended family. Doreen was predeceased by her husband John and survived, by a daughter Tammy (Langley) and a son Chris and daughter-in-law Linda (Calgary), five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Celebration of Doreen's life will be at St George Orthodox Church, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina, Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 am with Rev. Sicoe Cosmin officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina.
- Alex. On Thursday, April 21, 2005, Alex Benesh late of Dysart, Sask., sadly passed away at the age of 80 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, Dysart, SK on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:30 A.M. by Rev. G. Lindenbach. Burial was held at Kronsberg Cemetery. He was predeceased by his parents Anna (Schneider) and Frank Benesh; parents-inlaw Agnes (Lanoway) and Andrew Komar; brothers Victor, Albert and Steve Benesh. He is survived by his wife Mary (Komar) and sons Andy (Lana) Benesh, Jim Benesh, Joe (Lori) Benesh and Bruce (Angie) Benesh; nine grandchildren; one step grandchild and three sisters Mary Mrazek, Helen Lanoway and Inez Benesh. Alex took over the family farm at the age of 15. This farm and music were great sources of joy and happiness in his life. Alex enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends and he will always be loved, missed and remembered. The family wishes to thank the community, friends and relatives for their kind consideration and thoughtfulness during this difficult time.
- Elizabeth "Betty" May (nee Adam) May 7, 1934 - September 14, 2010. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved Betty at the age of 76. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years Jack; parents Fredrick and Inga (Kenyon) Adam; brothers John Adam, Steve Adam; brothers-in-law Earl Fletcher, Frank Nameth, Victor Ceslak, Jim Blundell and sister-in-law Joyce Fletcher. Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by her four children; Thomas Blundell, Eleanor (Norm) Grohs, Larry (Susan) Blundell and Wendy (Kevin) Lukenoff. Betty also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Lori (Mike) Benoit, Dustin (Pam) Grohs, Owen (Sara) Grohs, Shanna (Ken) Ledoux, Chad (Jennifer) Blundell, Jason (Kim) Blundell, William Blundell, Tannison (Taylor) Legebokoff and Ally Lukenoff as well as 12 greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Hazel (George) Gaudreau, Irene Ceslak, Elaine (Rene) Blundell, sister-inlaws Daisy Adam, Dorothy Nameth, Muriel Blundell and very special friends Ida Beckett, Joyce Dahroug as well as numerous dear cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Elizabeth loved her family and absolutely any sign of new life from a baby to surround with love to the first blossoms of spring. She loved nature and being outdoors, tenting, fishing and gardening. She expressed her abundant creativity through sewing, liquid embroidery, painting, beading and crafting of all sorts! She fought an inspirational battle against Breast Cancer for over 12 years and was driven to move through the hard times by always looking forward to the next occasion to celebrate with family and friends. We invite you to celebrate a courageous life well lived Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Dysart, SK. Visitation to be held from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M., prior. Interment will take place at McDonald Hills Cemetery followed by a reception and slideshow at Dysart School gymnasium.
- James 'Jim'. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Blundell on Sunday, May 16, 2010 in the Pasqua Hospital at 73 years of age. Jim is predeceased by his parents John and Louisa; brother Jack; and two brothers-in-law Earl Fletcher and Frank Nameth. Left to mourn his passing are his sister Dorothy Nameth, brother Rennie (Elaine), and sisters Muriel Blundell and Joyce Fletcher, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Jim is also survived by his sister-in-law Betty Blundell, as well as many friends. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2010 in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Mary Gavin officiating. Interment in McDonald Hills Cemetery.
- John 'Jack' Manning (March 13, 1931 - March 24, 2010). It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved Jack at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents Tom and Louise (Burley) Blundell; brothers-in-law Earl Fletcher, John Adam, Frank Nameth, Victor Ceslak and Steve Adam. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 58 years, Elizabeth Betty Blundell and their four children Thomas Blundell, Eleanor (Norm) Grohs, Larry (Susan) Blundell and Wendy (Kevin) Lukenoff. Together they have nine grandchildren: Lori (Mike) Benoit, Dustin (Pam) Grohs, Owen (Sara) Grohs, Shanna (Ken) Ledoux, Chad (Jennifer) Blundell, Jason (Kim) Blundell, William Blundell, Tannison (Taylor) Legebokoff and Ally Lukenoff as well as 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Dorothy Nameth, Rene (Elaine) Blundell, Muriel Blundell, Joyce Fletcher & James Blundell; sisters-in-law Hazel (George) Gaudreau, Daisy, Adam and Irene Ceslak as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Jack farmed all of his life in the Dysart area. He loved his family, the land, playing and listening to music, history, reading, animals, and the great outdoors. Jack approached all aspects of life with a sense of humor and willingness to help others. We will celebrate a life well lived Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM at St. Cuthberts Anglican Church, Dysart, SK, with a visitation to take place from 12:30 1:30 PM, prior to the service. Interment will take place at McDonald Hills Cemetery followed by a reception and slideshow at Dysart School Gymnasium.
- Maria (nee Banilevic) passed away on December 26, 2001. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, Maria was born at Dysart, SK on April 8, 1907, and was married to Dumitru (Dan) Boghean on November 24, 1921. They farmed in the Crystal Hill district until 1954 when they moved to Regina. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Stefan and Elena Banilevic; her husband Dan; daughter Nettie; granddaughter Cheryl; grandson Walter; great grandson William; daughter-in-law Lillian; son-in-law Steve Jonescu; brothers William, Gus and Andrew; and sisters Kae, Margaret, Victoria, Elena and Ana. She is survived by her daughters Lena Jonescu, Kae (George) Banda and Loretta Hnidy sons Dan (Sophie) and George; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 11:30 A.M. in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar St., Regina, SK with Rev. Fr. John Mancantelli, officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be held on Friday (tonight), December 28, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, SK.
- Jonathan Benjamin "Ben", beloved husband of Millie, late of Dysart, Saskatchewan died on January 24, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Funeral services will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Mee officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held in Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Friday, January 26, 2001 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Besides his wife Millie, Ben is survived by two sons: Ernest (Sylvia, nee Parsons) of Sheho, Sask., and Bruce of Regina, Sask., four grandchildren: Desarae, Damien, Cory (Erin), and Cassandra, one great grandchild, Madison. Ben was predeceased by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services, Fort Qu'Appelle.
- Millie Helen "Emilia" (nee Grandel) 1924 - 2010. Millie Bolingbroke of Dysart, SK., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010 at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her husband Benjamin Bolingbroke in 2001 and her parents Wenzel and Theresa Grandel, and two sisters, Mary Cross and Agnes Westberg. She leaves behind two sons, Ernest (Sylvia) and Bruce as well as four grandchildren, Desarae, Damien, Cory (Erin) and Cassandra (Arliss), five great grandchildren, Madison, Courtney, Mikayla, Braden and Austyn. She is also survived by thirteen siblings, Rose Shalovelo, Wenzel Grandel, John Grandel, Martha Pyle, Clem Grandel, Lucy Krobath, Adam Grandel, Erni Grandel, Madeline Hall, Margaret Gibson, Douglas Grandel, Frances Mitchell and Garry Grandel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Sharron Bodnaryk officiating. Cremation will take place immediately following the funeral service with interment of cremated remains at a later date.
- Helen Theresa (nee Konecsni). On Friday, June 24th, 2011 Helen Teresa Brodner joined her husband, Isidore (December 2002) to be in the arms of Jesus. Helen was born on her parents' (Alex & Caroline Konecsni) farm south of Dysart, Saskatchewan on May 13, 1917. Helen married Isidore on October 21, 1936 and they lived on their farm south of Dysart for over 62 years. Helen loved to have company and the coffee pot with many goodies was always served to guests. Helen was loved by so many. Her heart was so large that she touched many, many people with her unfailing kindness, and her unique ability to talk and love everyone from the very young to the very old. Her smile is unforgettable and she was never short on words of encouragement to anyone. Helen joined the Cupar Shalom in July 2005. This wonderful caring mother left many cherished memories to her 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Her loving family members are: 1. Veronica (George) Petrar of Dysart and their family Dawn (Pete) and Joel & Mark; James (Cori) and Nick & Joelle; Janice (Jeff) Geisbrecht and Alixandria. 2. Bernard (Gloria) Brodner of Regina and their family Sherry (John) Thompson and Catherine & Alexander; Sharon (Ken) Derakhshan and Arissa, Ariana & Erik; Russell (Rayelle) and Brittany, Carter, Brooklyn & Sloane; Robert (Leigh-Ann) and Brayden, Jessica & Samantha. 3. Annette (Wayne) Howland of Nova Scotia and their family Allison, Andrea & Jennifer. 4. Loretta (Greg) DeRoose and their family David & Jonathan. Helen is also survived by two sisters Noreen Schmidt and Mona Krupski and two brothers Raymond (Mary) Konecsni and Joe (Marlene) Konecsni one special sister-in-law and friend Sister Walburga Brodner OSE as well as many nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws on the Brodner and Konecsni side. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Mary Exner, Rita Mrazek, and Julia, Bruno &Nick Konecsni and and many Brodner and Konecsni relatives. Celebration of Helen's life will take place on Tuesday, June 28 at 11 am at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Dysart, Sask. with Father Reymundo Asis & Father Bob MacKenzie presiding. Interment will follow at Kronsberg Cemetery.
- Isodore. On Thursday, December 19, 2002 Isidore Brodner, died peacefully at The Cupar and District Nursing Home, Cupar, Sask., with his family by his side, Isidore was born on November 5, 1910 at Dysart and lived and farmed south of Dysart most of his 92 years. Along with mixed farming he had many other interests. He was a great barber for many relatives and he loved his carpentry, gardening and many animals that he raised. Whenever music was played his toes were a-tapping and he played the violin and mandolin at many weddings and get togethers. His faith and love of God was shown by his many acts of kindness to family and friends. He will be missed by his loving wife Helen, of 66 years of marriage. Loving memories will be held by his four children, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. His family members are (1) Veronica (George) Petrar of Dysart and their family Dawn (Pete), Joel and Mark; James (Cori), Nickolas and Joelle; Janice (Jeff) and Allixandra; (2) Bernard (Gloria) Brodner of Regina and their family Sherry (John), Cathy and Alex; Sharon (Ken) and Arissa; Russ (Rayelle), Brittany and Carter; Rob (Kelly), Brayden, Jessica and Samantha; (3) Annette (Wayne) Howland of Nova Scotia and their family Allison, Andrea and Jennifer and (4) Loretta (Greg) De Roose of Saskatoon and their boys David and Jonathan. Isidore is also survived by four brothers and one sister Bro. Gregory, Fr. Martin, Fr. George, Peter (Kay) and Sister Walburga as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law on the Brodner and Konecsni side who will remember Isidore in a special way. He was predeceased by nine Brodner brothers and sisters and many other in-laws. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 1:00 P.M. in the St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Robert MacKenzie, celebrant. The Interment will follow in the Kronsberg Cemetery, near Dysart, SK. Prayers will be said on Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 7:00 P.M. in the St. John the Baptist R. C. Church.
- Peter. On Monday, September 23, 2002, Peter Bubyn, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and formerly of the Dysart District at the age of 86 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Fort Qu'Appelle on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Glenn Zimmer O.M.I. and Alverta Laskey, Parish Minister. Vigil prayer service will be held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church Wednesday evening at 7:30. Interment in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Dysart. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Katherine Bubyn, five brothers: Nickolas, Demitrius, Steve, John and Alex; a sister Elaine Halbgewachs; three brothers in law: Albert Halbgewachs, Fred Bubyn and Peter Nokonechny; a sister in law Doris Bubyn as well as his wife Anne in 1997; Peter Bubyn is survived by three sisters: Bessie Bubyn, Lipton, Anne Nokonechny, Regina and Mary (Louis) Halbgewachs, Dysart; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Margaret Ellen "Bunny" (nee Griffin) November 13, 1921 - April, 11 2011. Funeral Service to be held in the Lipton Community Hall on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in the Lipton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mary Gavin Officiating. Bunny was born raised and lived all her life as a farmer in the community of Dysart: Frank and Bunny farmed 4 miles north of town their entire career. They retired to Fort Qu'Appelle in 2000 where they ended their years. Bunny was predeceased by Frank, her mate of 64 years, in March 2007 as well as two brothers Edwin and Albert (Sonny) Griffin and one sister Nance Clarke. Surviving Bunny are two sisters Edna Barkwell, and Mildred Schulhauser. There are four children: Alice Gibson (Ron), Murray (Lorraine), Edwin (Marien), Cuthbert (Darlene). Twelve grand children Leanne Warnock, Lana Hiske, Pam Campbell, Wanda Hauser, Keely Black, Curtis Gibson, Stacey Butler, Danielle Smith, Tanis LaMonte, Todd Bull, Carrie Sebastian, Tracy Bull, and twenty four great grandchildren. We all have many great memories and happy moments that we will keep in our heart. She will be sadly missed and remembered by many.
- Barbara (nee Smith). We regret the passing of our mother, Barbara Busch, on Dec.13, 2005 after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Dysart, Sask., in 1910. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph; parents Elizabeth and John Smith; brothers Edward, Odie, and Frank and sisters Maem Dixon and Elizabeth Smith. She is survived by two sisters Bertha Katan and Francis Conway; three sistersin-law, Mary Smith, Myrtle Smith and Amy Busch. Her memory will be cherished by two daughters Joan (Paul) Kaiser and Patricia (Hugh) Huck; seven grandchildrenMary Kay (Troy) Vollhoffer, Natalie (Kevin) Krawchuck, David (Michelle) Huck, Erin (Layne) Gardner, Rachel Kaiser, Jeramie Kaiser, Bethany Kaiser; twelve great-grand children, and many special nieces and nephews. Joe and Barbara were married in 1936 and moved many times throughout their married life. They quickly became a strong nucleus in each community. They loved to travel especially wherever they could enjoy a game of golf. In her later years, Barbara thrived on visits from her neighbors and family; she loved painting, reading, knitting, homemaking and entertaining her family and friends. We would like to acknowledge her special friendships with Eva Kaszczuk, Muriel Brenneke, Pat Wilson and Sr., Bennedicta and ladies from Christ the King Parish; and to thank Fr. Ken Miller and Fr. Neal Osiowy from St. Martin R.C. Church for their spiritual visits. We would also like to acknowledge the staff that gave her such special care and friendships that she enjoyed at Silva Care Home, 4002 Montaque St. Regina. A special celebration of Barbara's life will be held in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
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- Katherine (nee Nakonechny) passed away peacefully on December 21, 2000, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents Steve and Sophie; husband John; brothers, Philip and John both in infancy, Bill and Fred; sisters, Anne (Shalovelo), Mary (Millward) and Irene (Grohs), Katherine is survived by her daughter Diane (Myron) Sereda and grandchildren, Brent, Richelle and Mark; son John and grandchildren, Ryan, Daylan and Koren and great-grandson Kelsey. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Kay) of Fort Qu'Appelle; sister Francis Moleski of Calgary; and sisters-in-law Julia Nakonechny, Olga Nakonechny, Doris Pilot, Sophie Bashutski, Verna Cherkewich and Kay Molesky. Katherine was born in the Dysart district. She and her husband John farmed in the Leross district until 1969. She then moved to Fort Qu'Appelle where she resided until 1988 when she moved to Regina. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. The church which she attended regularly and loved and supported will be the location of the funeral. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St., Regina, SK., with Msgr. R. Luzney officiating. Interment to follow at the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Kelliher, SK. at 3:00 p.m. Prayers will on Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina, SK. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Bernard Frank "Ben" of Dysart, SK passed away suddenly on October 12, 2006 in Fort Qu'appelle, SK at the age of 72. Predeceased by his parents, Gasper & Elizabeth Chernick and his beloved sisters, Judy in 2001 and Shirley in 2005. Ben is survived by his children Wayne (Marlene) and grandchildren Christina (Garrett), Tara, Jessica, Katherine & Benjamin of Humbolt; Danny (Donelda) and grandchildren Adam & Alexander of Dysart; Cindy (Dennis) Sweet and grandchildren Jared, Angela & David of Medicine Hat; and Eric of Cupar. Ben is also survived by his brother Joe (Susanne) Chernick; and sisters Irene (Louis) Szeman, Tillie Chernick; and Helen (Bob) Nistor; numerous nieces and nephews and his special friend Alma Tudor of Cupar. Prayers will be held Monday, October 16th at 7:00 pm at St. Patricks Church, Cupar. The Funeral will be Tuesday, October 17th at 10:30am at St. Patricks Church, Cupar. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements in care of Lees Funeral Home.
- Mary (nee Katchuk). On Thursday, July 13, 2006, Mary Chomyn passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents Edna (Bulla), John Katchuk; her husband Mike Chomyn (1988); and her close brother Mike Katchuk (2005). She is survived by her sister Anne (Kachnig) of Oshawa, ON, brother Bill of Montmartre, SK, son John Mike Chomyn of Regina, daughter, Stella Vernon of Regina, daughter Anne Chomyn of Regina, son Bill (Sandi) Chomyn of Togo, SK., daughter Sophie Chomyn of Regina, daughter Mary (Jerry) Brodner of Regina, son Steve Chomyn of Weyburn, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and few greatgrandchildren. Mary (Mom) was born in Dysart, SK on August 12, 1922, later the family moved to a farm southwest of Wolseley to live near other relatives. At the age of 9 she lost her father, being the second oldest of the four, she had to leave school after four years to help on the farm. She had to work very hard on the farm. Prayers will be held on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Divine Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, Regina with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Lillian Fern Gertrude (nee Hall) age 88, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 21, 2008 with her daughter Bonnie at her side. Her niece Brenda Moraes and Tom Nisbet were also present. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Anna Hall; her only son, Dale Richard Clark (1997) and siblings Margaret M. Frid (1968), Viola K. Gall (2001), Earl E. Hall (2002), Muriel E. Nisbet (2002). She was also predeceased by her husband, Garnet (2001), her brother in laws, Carl Schwan, Albin S. Frid (1962), Allan Nisbet (1999), David Gall (1985), predeceased by one sister in law, Janet Hall (2004) and one nephew, Bobby Hall (1988). She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Lynne Moore. She is also survived by her grandson, Glenn Richard Cory (Nicole) Moore, her grand daughter Tiffany SherriLynne (Brandon Worley) Giesbrecht. Her great grandsons; Jordan Richard Daniel Giesbrecht , Jack Douglas Moore, Ciaran Ryder Giesbrecht and Rylan Brandon Giesbrecht. She is survived by her siblings; Lloyd Hall, Ralph (Doreen) Hall, Doris Schwan and Harvey Hall and sister in law Trudy Hall. Lillian is auntie to Linda (Ron Dewey) Diechert, Ron Hall, Allan Hall, Darlene (Angus) McDougal, Richard Hall, Donna Hall, Wayne (Susan) Hall, Doug Hall, Murray (Jackie) Hall, Mary-Anne (Ron) Santo, Lynn (Bob) Loepky, Brenda Moraes, Tom (Patty) Nisbet, Cheryl (Trevor) Lakusta, Carol-Anne (Dale Bearsheild) Bacik, Carl (Brenda) Schwan, Sidney Schwan, Sandy Hall, Carol Hall and numerous great nieces and great nephews. Lillian was born November 9, 1919 on the homestead south of Dysart, SK. The family later resided in McDonald Hills north of Dysart. Lillian became a telephone operator in Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. After the war, she was employed at the Hotel Saskatchewan until retirement. Her love for knitting was for her children and grandchildren. She would also knit and donate mittens, scarves and toques to the Red Cross. She loved her tea time with her friends and attending church services. Thank you to Dr. Bester for his excellent care and to all the staff at William Booth Care Home for making her life so wonderful all of those years. A celebration of Lillian's life will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Rev. Dixon officiating, Interment and lunch to follow.
- George William "Bill", late of Dysart, SK, passed away at the Cupar & District Nursing Home on Wednesday, February 9, 2005. He was predeceased by his wife Nance, parents James and Florance Clarke of Govan and brothers Tom, Harry and Dave. Bill is survived by his children Paula (Brian) Bradshaw, Diane (Brent) Porter and Darcy (Lois) Clarke; grandchildren Brent (Corlee) Bradshaw, Kris (Evelyn) Bradshaw, Amy (Tomas) Arthur, Liam and Layton Clarke, Kent and Kara Porter; great-grandchildren Taylor, Katie and Teagan Bradshaw; brother John; sisters-in-law Gwen Clarke, Edna (John) Barkwell, Bunny (Frank) Bull and Mildred (Harvey) Schulhauser and many nieces and nephews. He was loved by all and will be sadly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Dysart, SK, with Rev. George Archer, officiating. Interment to follow at the Dysart Village Cemetery.
- Henry was born on October 27, 1912 in Dysart, SK and passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK. He was predeceased by his wife Katie (January 12, 2006); brother Joseph and infant son Paul. Left to mourn his passing and honor his memory are his children Edward (Eileen), Henrietta (Bill) Drosdowech all of Regina, SK and Ron of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Bob (Yvonne) Pinder and Doug (Norene) Pinder; sister-in-law Catherine Czemeres; as well as three nieces and friends. Henry was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and many organizations within the church. Special thanks to the staff of 4 West, Pioneer Village for the excellent care. PRAYERS will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1305 12th Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, December 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
- Mary (nee Bula) Czemeres 1922 - 2011. Mary Czemeres passed away peacefully (formerly of Dysart) at her residence Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle on Saturday, September 17, 2011 to be with the love of her life Stanley, at the age of 88 years. Mom is predeceased by her husband Stan, parents Phillip and Sophia Bula, and her brother John. She is survived by her children, Dwayne, Dale(Linda), Donna (Claude) Wickenheiser; her grandchildren, Mom's pride and joy, Ryan (Nikki), Mike (Trisha), Shannon Czemeres, Riley (Rochelle) and Kayla Wickenheiser; her four great-grandchildren that she loved to see Tara, Mitchell, Karlee and Nate Czemeres; mom's two sisters Kay Lawrek and Ann (Ernest) Klaus; brotherin-law Ben (Josie) Czemeres; sister-in-law Rita (Orville) Kyle along with her numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mom Mary Canarywas a great cook, gardener and housekeeper who made everyone always feel welcome. She enjoyed playing cards, curling, fishing trips, and being with all her family and friends, but most important Mom loved her Bingo. Mom we will miss you and love you forever. We the family would like to thank all the staff at Echo Lodge Nursing Home for all the great care they gave to both of our parents and special thank you to Kathy Dally, Dolly and also to Pat McNally who would bring treats to mom. Mom's life will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Kronsberg Cemetery.
- Stanley Czemeres of Dysart, Sk., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the age of 83 years. He is predeceased by his parents August and Josephine, brothers, Edward, August, John and two in infancy, and sister Olga Spanier. He is survived by his wife Mary of 58 years. His children Dwayne, Dale (Linda), Donna (Claude) Wickenheiser. His pride and joy, his grandchildren, Ryan (Nikki), Mike (Trisha), Shannon Czemeres, Riley and Kayla Wickenheiser. His two great-grandchildren, Tara and Mitchell, his little ones. He is also survived by a sister Rita (Orville) Keil and brother Ben (Josie) Czemeres, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Dad's life was his farm, which he loved very much. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. Dad was a caring and loving person, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We the family would like to thank all the staff at Echo Lodge Nursing Home for the great care they gave our Dad, special thanks to family and friends that came to visit Dad. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. Interment to follow in the Kronsberg Church Cemetery.
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- Annie (nee Tarcea) Ciuca Danis. On Sunday, March 4, 2001, Annie Danis passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at Regina Pioneer Village, Annie was born on November 13, 1904 in Fagares, Romania. Predeceased by her first husband Pete Ciuca, Regina in 1950; and her second husband John Danis, Marysville, Michigan in 1978; her parents John and Flora Tarcea, her son Gene Ciuca; her sisters Mary Bancescu and Eva Tarcea and other siblings in childhood; her son-in-law Dr. Mark A. King; and nephew John Bancescu. She is survived by her sisters Helen Brown, Calgary and Ruth (Verne) Teeple, Calgary; daughter Eleanore King; granddaughters Jay-Ann (Richard) Clyde, Marcia King, Tracy King, Gina Cone, Melissa Malkin; and great grandchildren Connor Clyde, Joel and Dixon Cone, Maya Malkin. She is also survived by niece Evelyn (George) Gradiner and nephew Russell (Marlene) Brown. Annie's family immigrated to Argentina in 1905 and then on to Canada in 1908. They homesteaded in Dysart, Saskatchewan and moved to Regina in 1912. Prior to her first marriage in 1926, Annie worked as a telephone operator and was a partner in a beauty salon. Pete and Annie owned and operated Capital Dry Cleaners. In 1954 Annie sold the business and moved to Michigan after her second marriage. John and Annie owned and operated a motel until their retirement in 1974. She returned to Regina after John's death. Annie was a devout member of the Romanian Orthodox Church both in Regina and Detroit. Family visitation and prayers will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. with Fr. John Mancantelli officiating. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street. Interment in Regina Cemetery.
- CliffordIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clifford "Dobbie" Dobson, loving father, grandfather and companion, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital. Cliff was predeceased by wife Evelyn in 1993, his parents Arthur and Esther, and brothers Edmond, Don, Lorne, Fred, and sister Muriel. Cliff is survived by his daughters Karen (Brian), and Kim (Brian) and grandchildren Derek (Kristin) and Erin; brother Horace and sister Evelyn. Cliff was born in Dysart, SK. on April 26, 1926. Cliff was a graduate of the famous hockey circuit in Regina called the Parks League, progressing to the junior ranks with the Regina Abbots in 1942-44. In 1944 Cliff joined so many other Canadian lads in wearing the blue serge of the Navy. During training in Eastern Canada, Cliff played some hockey for Cornwallis in a Service league in Halifax, also playing for his ship's team, HMCS Ettrick, while serving in the North Atlantic. Following his discharge, Dobbie continued his hockey career with the Regina Commandos in the Western Canada Junior League before attending the training camp of the New York Rangers in 1946. After a short spell at camp, Dobbie was sent to the Regina Caps of the Western Canada Hockey League as spare goal tender for Emile Francis. Dobbie returned East in 1948 to play football for Oshawa in an Eastern league. While he was there, Cliff received a wire to report to the Valleyfield Braves in the Quebec Sr. league, coached by Toe Blake. During this time, Cliff met and married Evelyn Poland in 1949. Cliff gave up the hockey rinks to settle down and raise a family, and embarked on a thirty seven year career with Air Canada, retiring as Airport Manager for Air Canada in Regina at the age of 63. Cliff loved his career at Air Canada, the people he worked with, and the opportunities to travel. The Clearwater, Florida area held a special appeal for Cliff. The warm weather, ocean, and the golf amenities equated to a "little slice of heaven" as he was able to enjoy his lifelong passion of golf. It was in Florida that he met Pat Matteson who has been his companion for the last five years. Cliff had great affection for Pat and her daughters, Barb, Deb, and granddaughter Chantal. His interests also included cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays and any Canadian-based hockey team. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends, whatever the occasion. Cliff possessed a sense of humor and was a remarkably kind, loving, patient and giving person who found satisfaction in life's simple pleasures. We will miss you Dobbie. We would like to thank Dr. Elliott and the staff at the Regina General Hospital. A private family interment will be held in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Jack. It is with great sadness that Jack passed away suddenly on September 4, 2007. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary, brothers, Tony (Anthony), Joe, and John and sister Genevieve Strauch. Left to cherish his memory are wife Helen (Priess) children Gerald (Shirley) Domm, Janette (Ronald) Sitter, Ralph (Pat) Domm, Mary (Leo) Sitter, Linda Domm (Robert Segouin), Lana (Gary) McKay-Hanes, 13 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Sister Agnes Prokop, brother-in-law, Joe Preiss (Elsie), sisters-in-law Rose Tulik (Peter) and Katie Wilcox. Numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Mass will be held on September 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Bob MacKenzie officiating. Both services to held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Interment to follow at Dysart Catholic cemetery.
- Paulina Anna (nee Schneider) Domm passed away peacefully on January 2, 2003 at the age of 81 years. Her husband, John, predeceased her on November 1, 1997 and her infant son, Larry, in 1944. She was also predeceased by her parents, Henry and Katherine (nee Biesick) Schneider, and seven brothers and sisters. Paulina's love and kindness will always be in the hearts of her daughter, Gloria (Bernard) Brodner of Regina and their family, Sherry (John) Thompson & Cathy and Alex; Sharon (Ken) Derakhshan & Arissa; Russ (Rayelle) Brodner & Brittany and Carter; Rob (Kelly) Brodner & Brayden, Jessica and Samantha; her son, Arnold (Paulette) Domm of Dysart and their family, Ken (Tara) Domm, Kevin Domm, Kammy (Todd) Hagerman & Toni and Austin; her daughter, Beverly (Lewis) Egerdee of Kanata, ON and their family, Chad and Chrysta Egerdee; and her son, Theodore Domm of Dysart. Paulina will also be remembered by her brother, Frank (Nan) Schneider of Calgary, AB, and by many Domm and Schneider family members. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 6, 2003 at 11:00 AM in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, with Rev. Gary Lindenbach, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist R.C. Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 7:00 PM in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church.
- Albina Helen "Beenie". It is with deep sorrow the family announces the passing of mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, Mrs. Albina Helen Donovel, affectionally known as 'Beenie' at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, on March 27th, 2001. Beenie lived a life full of optimism each day, always with a smile for everyone. She was predeceased by her husband Paul, 1978, beloved daughter Sheila Cooper in 1996 and granddaughter Lori. Also by four brothers and six sisters. She is survived by twin sons Wayne (Elaine) of Saskatoon, grandchildren Ken (Cheryl) and Kelly (Derek) of Edmonton, AB, Paul (Lynne) of Saskatoon, grandchildren Dana of Saskatoon, Kim of Toronto, ON, son-in-law Howard Cooper of Saskatoon, grandchildren Shelly Jeske (Don), great-grandsons, Sean and Nathan of Saskatoon, Sherri (Peter) Anderson of England, Christy (Dave) Guthrie of Moose Jaw. Beenie is also survived by three sisters, Margaret (Phillip) Chwachka of Cupar, SK, Theresa (Adam) Huber and Martha Grant both of Regina, SK. Born in Dysart, SK, Beenie lived most of her life in Regina before moving to Saskatoon in December of 1999 when her health began to fail. She spent many enjoyable winters in Yuma, Arizona with her husband Paul. After his passing, she drove to Yuma by herself until 1995 when she wanted to spend winters in Saskatchewan with her family. Beenie will be sadly missed by all the lives she touched. Gone but never forgotten. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m. at Lee's Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK.
- Arlene Mary (nee Schill) Drozda 1933 - 2011. On Thursday, July 21, 2011, Arlene Mary Drozda, widow of Joseph Stanley Drozda, Lipton, SK., died at the age of 78 years. The funeral service will be held in the Lipton Community Hall, Lipton, SK., on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. By Monsignor Reymundo Asis. Cremation with interment in St. John's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Predeceased by her husband in 2009, three brothers, Philip, Norman and Donald (Lil) Schill, sister, Marjorie (Harvey) Halbgewachs, brothers-in-law, Donald Drozda and Ian McDougall. Arlene is survived by her daughter, Jackie (Larry) Kline, Vancouver, Wash., U.S.A.; her son, Doug (Erin) Drozda, Regina, SK., her grandchildren, Chad (Cary), Ryan (Kelsey), Matt (Shanel), Ann, Payton, Alexis and Chelsea, her great grandchildren, Sam, Ben, Max, Cade and Colbie, her brothers and sisters, Gen Hoffart, Rynalda (Elmer) Demyen, Muriel (Steve) Pow, Mel (Louise) Schill, and Clifford Schill, her sisters-in-law, Velma Drozda, Bernice, McDougall and Emily Schill. Arlene is also survived by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. We will forever remember your love of life, your hard work ethic, your love for your family and friends and your passion for your flowers and gardening. You will forever live in all of our hearts Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, aka, the Perogie Queen.
- Marie Doreen (nee Schuster). November 15, 1929 - September 12, 2007. With much sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Marie Doreen Duerr of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. M. Doreen Duerr passed away on September 12, 2007 after a courageous and hard fought battle with lung cancer. She is survived by her four children, Cheryl (Ric) Cragg of Calgary, AB, Dalyce (Bryan) Quinn of St. Albert, AB, Cindy (Brian) Romanko of Westbank, BC and Kevin (Tracey) Duerr of Vanscoy; as well as her eight precious and much loved grandchildren, Erin and Jessica Cragg, Kylee and Kassidy Quinn, Breanne, Cale and Chandler Romanko and Lexxa Duerr. She also leaves to mourn her brother, Hughie (Anita) Schuster and her sister, Lucille (Eugene) Lamb; as well as her very cherished best friend, Darlene Pageot. Doreen will be met with loving, open arms by her parents, Rose and Rudy Schuster of Saskatoon, who predeceased Doreen. Doreen was born in Dysart, Saskatchewan but spent most of her life in Saskatoon. She was an active member of Holy Spirit and St. Joseph's Parishes where she served on committees, Parish Council and the CWL. Doreen spent a great deal of her life serving the community. She was a dedicated volunteer who was equally comfortable planning and organizing an event or rolling up her sleeves to help out where ever she was needed. She always had a big smile and a kind word or a little chuckle to share with everyone with whom she came into contact. Doreen loved to dance, bowl, knit, and watch curling. Her passion was to play cards and visit with her friends over a pot of coffee. A most patient and loving grandmother, her magic was in making each one of her grandchildren fell that they were her favorite. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren and she was their greatest support. She will be forever in their hearts. Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2007. The Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Doreen's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 17 with Fr. Raymond Senger as the celebrant. Both services will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish. Burial of cremains will take place in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
- Andrew. On May 6, 2008, Andrew Dumba, Sr., late of Dysart, SK, passed away at Cupar Nursing Home at the age of 100 years. Andrew is predeceased by his parents, Constantine and Rafila Dumba; his brothers Joseph, Peter, George and Henry Scrobe; sisters Mary Precop and Anne Gherasim. Andrew is survived by his wife Leontina (Dina) (nee Duduman); and his sons Andy (Dianna) of Dysart, Steve (friend Gwen) of Assiniboia, & Percy (Brenda) of Calgary. He is also survived by his grandchildren Josephine (John) Haswell, Darcy (Shelley) of Regina, Mark (Denise) of Moosomin, Kim (Justin) Buger and Robbie of Calgary; ten great grandchildren Andrianna, William, Michael, Amanda, Katelyn, Mikaela, Ethan, Morgan, Jayson and Kaiden; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at St. George Romanian Church, Dysart, SK, on May 10, 2008, at 10:00 am with Rev. Dan Nenson officiating. Interment to follow in St. George Romanian Orthodox Cemetery.
- Leontina Dina (nee Duduman), 1922 - 2009, late of Dysart, SK, passed away February 18, 2009, at the age of 86 at Cupar Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Andrew, mother Flora and step father John Hopkie; sisters Jean Kluender, Nettie Kostick, & Nancy Herda; and brother John Duduman. She is survived by her brothers Willie Duduman and Paul (Hilda) Hopkie; sisters Vera Walters & Anne (John) Opre; sons Andy (Dianna) of Dysart, SK, Steve (friend Gwen) of Assiniboia, SK, & Percy (Brenda) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Josephine (John) Haswell, Darcy of Regina, Mark (Denise) of Moosomin, Kim (Justin) Buger and Robert of Calgary; eight great grandchildren Andrianna, William, Katelyn, Mikaela, Ethan, Morgan, Jayson and Kaiden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at St. George Romanian Church in Dysart, SK on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Father Daniel Nenson, officiating. Interment to follow in St. George Romanian Orthodox Cemetery. The Dumba family would like to thank the staff of Shalom Nursing Home for the care they gave Dina.
- Vasile "Bill". On Saturday, February 8, 2003 Bill Dumba passed away at his home in Fort Qu'Appelle at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his brother Joe (Doris) Dumba of Saskatoon, SK and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Maria Dumba; his sisters: Mary, Ann, Helen, Vera and Betty; his brothers: Constantine, John and Peter. He lived and farmed at Dysart until his retirement, when he moved to Fort Qu'Appelle. At Bill's request, there will be no funeral service.
- Elaine (nee Gibson) Dumba of Weyburn passed away Saturday, April 19, 2003 at the age of 68 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Sask. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Predeceased by her parents, Archie and Mary Gibson. Elaine is lovingly remembered by her husband Andrew; children: Michelle (Paul) Tobin of Saskatoon, Kevin (Patricia) of Calgary, Trevor (Isabel) of Whitehorse and Shannon of Regina; grandchildren Noah and Sarah; sisters: Lois (Alvin) Czemeres of Cupar and Cathy (Bill) Miller of Regina; brother Dennis (Susan) Gibson of Ottawa; sisters and brothers-in-law: Elena (Dan) Morse of Regina, Mary Dumba of Calgary, Peter (Geraldine) Dumba of Dysart, Con (Joan) Dumba of Victoria and Gordon (Janice) Dumba of Regina; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Elaine grew up in Dysart, Sask. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and taught in Dysart and Regina. Elaine and Andrew were married in 1962 and since 1970 have lived in Weyburn where they raised their four children. Elaine was a creative and enthusiastic person whose interests included music, painting, gardening, travel and genealogy. She was the choir director at St. Vincent de Paul and a member of the Octavius Singers for many years. She was also a long-standing and active member of the Catholic Women's League. Elaine was a spiritual person whose faith gave her strength and comfort during her long battle with cancer. She touched many people's lives with her generosity, warmth and kindness and will be missed by all who knew her.
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- Dorothy Gwendolyn (nee White), wife of the late Philip Fisher, and our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 83 years of age. Our kind and loving mother and grandmother will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children: Gwenda Watson, Marvin (Isabelle) and their children Jeff and Nicole (John) Sand and great-grandsons Dakota, Dawson, and Cole; Myrna (Joe) Frank and their daughter Courtney; Della (Jim) Allen and their children, Tim (Marnel) and greatgranddaughters Presley and Drew, Lisa (Brad Walter) and great-granddaughters Sydney and Riley; Kathy (Bob) Sanderson and their children Christopher, Corey, and Michelle; Sheila (Dave) Buckle and their children Justin and Travis. Mother was predeceased by her husband Philip (1998), daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ken Gudereit and their children Lara and Nathan (1977); parents, John and Greta White (1958), sister Olive Van Apeldoorn (2000), brother Jack White (1999), and brother Ken White (1987). She will be missed and fondly remembered by her sisters who survive her: Elsie (Lorne) Barkwell, Georgina Macknak, Josie Yaschuk, and Philip's brother, Rev. Kenneth (Evangeline) Fisher, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dorothy was born March 13, 1923 in Dysart, Saskatchewan. She attended elementary and secondary school in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Upon completion of Grade Twelve in 1942, she completed the academic requirements and obtained her First Class Teaching Certificate in 1945 from the Province of Saskatchewan. Dorothy married Philip Fisher on November 10, 1945 in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Together they farmed and raised their seven children on the farm north of Lipton, Saskatchewan. Dorothy resided on the family farm in Lipton until 1991, at which time for health reasons, she became a resident at Echo Lodge in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. It was here that she found a second family who all provided her with the love, support, and excellent care that she needed on a daily basis. For this care, we, the family, are forever grateful and thankful. Funeral services will be held in Lipton Community Hall, Lipton, Sask. on Friday June 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Nevett officiating. Interment in Lipton Memorial Gardens.
- Thomas Joseph, beloved husband of Marion Fleming of Invermay, formerly of the Leross district, passed away on Sunday, September 20th 2009 at the Canora Union Hospital. Thomas Joseph Fleming was born on March 5, 1925 on the family farm in the Dysart district of Saskatchewan. In 1931 he moved with his parents and siblings to the Leross district. On October 30th, 1950 he was united in marriage to Marion Braun. The couple raised their family of three children and operated a family farm in the Leross district until 1999. During his 50 years of farming in the Leross district, Tom was very active in the community of Leross, serving on many different boards and committees. Tom's door was always open for anyone who needed him to help. Whether it was for help with their machinery or farming or just to talk and visit. Tom passed away on Sunday, September 20th 2009 at the Canora Union Hospital. Predeceased by his parents and siblings, Tom leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marion of Invermay; daughter Evelyn (Allan) Englund of Regina, daughter Darlene Fleming of Saskatoon, and son Kenneth (Darlene) Fleming of Theodore; seven grandchildren Lee, Laura, Adam, Lindsay, Morgan, Jaylene and Shalon; twelve great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, September 25, 2009 from the Leross Community Hall facilitated by Raymond Bailey. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Tom's granddaughters, Jaylene Brass and Shalon Fleming and by Tom's neighbors and friends, Dwight & Lil Sabaston. Interment took place in the Lestock Cemetery with grandson, Adam Ritthaler serving as the urnbearer. A reception followed at the Leross Community Hall.
- Malcolm Dennis "Denny" passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 26, 2004 in Vernon, B.C., born in Dysart, Saskatchewan, September 15, 1923. Predeceased by his wife Joan Lillian in 1990; his son, Larry; daughter-in-law, Connie and his grandchildren, Scott and Carey, survive him. No service at his request.
- Mary (nee Costea), late of Regina, formerly of Dysart, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2001, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Phillip in 1986; her parents, Nick, Atoniea and Zenvoia Costea; her sister, Helen Roy and brother, Nick Costea. Mary is survived by her son, Eugene (Caron) of Regina; grandchildren, Renee Fisk and Curtis (Jennifer) Frank; great grandchildren, Brandon, Evan, Raelyn and Dusty; sisters, Ann Mangos, Betty Taunton, Jennie (Eric) Murphy and Connie (Les) Bowering; also, many other family. Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 1. 2001, from the St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 2, 2001, from St. George Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK. with Fr. Dan Nenson officiating. Interment will follow in the Dysart Orthodox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends so desire, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 2250 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 3Z4. The family of Mary wish to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of Pasqua Hospital as well as to the staff of the Qu'Appelle House. PARAGON FUNERAL SERVICES in charge of arrangements.
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- Anne (nee Dumba). God heard her prayers and called her Home. Our dear mother went home to the Lord on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at the age of 94. Our Mom was born on a farm north of Dysart on July 25, 1909 to Constantin and Rafila Dumba. On December 4, 1927 she married Vasile (Bill) Gherasim and became a very dutiful wife, loving and caring mother, devoting her life to her family. She gave birth to 8 children, 2 sons and 6 daughters. She was predeceased by her parents, Constantin and Rafila (Avram) Dumba; husband Bill; baby daughter Mary; youngest daughter Melinda Louise; brothers: George, Joseph, Peter, Henry Scrobe; and sister Mary Precop of Windsor, Ont.; sisters-in-law Mary and Ida; and brother-in-law Dan Precop. There are not enough words to describe our mother's life. Anne was a farmer's wife, helped her husband in business, very active in her Orthodox faith, was a member of St. George Orthodox Ladies Auxiliary both in Dysart and Regina, owned and ran her own business, worked at a senior home in White Rock, B.C., was a volunteer at the General Hospital and the YWCA in Regina, a devoted grandmother and great grandmother. Anne and Bill were honoured to baptize 20 children in the Orthodox church. She loved to knit, crochet and embroider, read and sing to her children, play cards with the family, enjoyed dancing and was a great cook and baked many wonderful treats for her family, friends and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed the company of family and friends, a very open and loving person. She leaves to enjoy the life she gave them, her daughter Connee of Regina; daughter Elaine and husband Rob Patterson of Whistler, B.C.; son Dr. Edward and wife Delores of Regina; daughter Marilyn and husband Wayne Rice of White Rock, B.C.; daughter Margarita of Regina; and son Neil of Calgary; grandchildren: Scott and wife Jennifer and great granddaughter Caitlin and great grandson Ryan Patterson of Whistler, B.C., Lisa Anna Patterson of Toronto, Ont., Craig and wife Moona Patterson and son Donovin Zak and daughter Munita of Bangalore, India, Casey Patterson of Nelson, B.C., John and wife Anita and son Jonathan Burleson of McKinney, Texas, Andrea Joy and husband Ric and sons Connor and Edan Sinclair of Melbourne, Australia, Vicky and husband Stewart Hine and son Max of Melbourne, Australia, Bill and wife Shanan, daughters Cassidy, Alexia and Talia Rice of Surrey, B.C., Jennifer (Martens) and Tarek Hassani, daughter Karis Melinda of Kanata, Ont. and Dan Martens of London, Ont., Hugh Gherasim of Regina, Anna Gherasim of Calgary, Alta., Gregory Gherasim of Hoverhill, Mass. Also her brother Andrew and wife Dina Dumba of Dysart, Sask.; sisters-in-law: Vicky Dumba, Helen Gherasim and Mary Shalovelo of Regina, Mary Gherasim of Cupar, Helen Gherasim of Windsor, Ont.; many nieces, nephews, godchildren, cousins and friends. The family wishes to thank Diane and staff at Qu"Appelle House for all their care for our mother, Dr. Rostaker for his kind attention to her health, the staff at Santa Maria and the staff at the General and Pasqua Hospitals for their kind care. Prayers will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar St., Regina, SK with Rev. Fr. Dan Nenson, officiating. Interment to follow in St. George Cemetery, Dysart, SK.
- Mary (nee Tudor). On Monday, August 23, 2004, Mary Gherasim, late of Echo Lodge, Ft. Qu'Appelle, Sask., formerly of Dysart, Sask., died peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents George and Dobritza Tudor, her husband Nick, infant son Daniel, daughter-in-law Moira, sister Annie Taylor, brothers Bill, Dan and Nick Tudor as well as two brothers in infancy, Mary is survived by her sons Bill (Flora), Mike and Con (Colleen), grandchildren Leeane (Darren), Dan (Stephanie), David, Jim (Carol Ann), Kimberly (Mark), Glenn (Gisele), Scott (Stacey), Lisa (Kevin) and Dean (Dana), great-grandchildren Connor, Katie, Rhett, Zack and Mitchell, step-grandchildren Ken (Jan) Richea and Larry (Barb) Richea, step-great-grandchildren Schad (Rose), Nathen (Claudia) and Anastacia, brother George (Agnes) Tudor, sister Agnes (Steve) Molesky, sisters-in-law Flora Tudor, Alma Tudor, Louise (John) Bachiu, Mary Shalovelo, Helen Gherasim and Angeline Gherasim, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August, 28, 2004, at 10:30 A.M. in St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK, with Rev. Daniel Nenson, officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Romanian Orthodox Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Prayers will be held on Friday, August 27, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. in the church. Arrangements are in the care of Lee Funeral Home.
- Nick. On Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Nick Gherasim, late of Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., for merly of Dysart, Sask., died peacefully at the age of 87 years, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Constantine and Maria; his son Daniel; brothers: Alex, John, Bill, Stan and Lockie; sisters: Eva and Refira. Nick is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; sons: Bill (Flora), Mike (Moira) and Con (Colleen); grandchildren: Leeane, Dan, David, Jim, Kimberly, Glenn (Gisele), Scott (Stacey), Lisa (Kevin) and Dean (Dana); great grandchildren: Connor and Rhett; step-grandchildren: Ken (Jan) and Larry (Barb); step-great grandchildren: Schad (Rose), Nathen (Claudia) and Anastacia; sister Mary Shalovelo of Regina, SK; brother George (Helen) of Windsor, ON; sisters-in-law: Annie and Helen Gherasim, both of Regina; several nieces, nephews and friends. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 12, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Daniel Nenson, officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Romanian Orthodox Cemetery. Prayers will be said Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. at the church.
- Vera (nee Korzenowski) born September 12, 1930 passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the age of 75 years. Vera is survived by her beloved husband Stephen of 53 years; children Gordon (Beverley) Gherasim, Lorraine (James) Slywka, Gloria Gherasim and Alex (Laurie) Gherasim; grandchildren Adrienne (Damon) Sklar, Nick (Kelli Antosh) Gherasim, Adam Gherasim, David, Brian, Ivan and Vera Slywka; sisters Ann (George) Rusnak, Judy Hoydalo and Rose (Alex) Arent. Vera was predeceased by her parents Fedora and Michael Korzenowski; grandson Stephen Gherasim; sister Katie (John) Monuik and brother Julian (Rose) Korzenowsky. Prayers will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 7:00 PM in St. George Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 17, 2006 at 1:00 PM in St. George Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK with Fr. Cosmin Sicoe officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Orthodox Cemetery, Dysart, SK.
- Mary (nee Kolenich). On Sunday, May 12, 2002 Mary Gibson, late of Cupar & District Nursing Home, and formerly of Dysart, passed away at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her husband Archie on January 15, 1994; parents Stephen and Jean Kolenich; brother Michael and his wife Una and brother Peter. Mary is survived by her children Elaine (Andrew) Dumba of Weyburn, SK, Lois (Alvin) Czemeres of Cupar, SK, Dennis (Susan) Gibson of Ottawa, ON and Cathy (Bill) Miller of Regina, SK; grandchildren Michelle (Paul) Tobin, Kevin (Patti) Dumba, Trevor Dumba, Shannon Dumba, Curtis (Kim) Czemeres, Jeff (Sherri) Czemeres and Rob Miller; great-grandchildren Zachary and Joshua Czemeres and Noah Dumba; sister Kay (Harry) Peard and sister-in-law Esther Kolenick. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Robert MacKenzie, celebrant. The Interment will follow in Cupar Cemetery, Cupar, SK.
- Elizabeth Rose "Betty" (nee Leibel). It is with great sadness the family of Elizabeth Giesinger announces her passing on Friday February 13, 2004 at Pioneer Village. Betty was born in Dysart, SK on November 25, 1920 to Joseph and Rose Leibel. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1976; sisters Eleanor and Delphine and brother Gordon. Betty is survived by her children Mike (Marianne), Maureen (Barry) Slinn and Greg (Nancy); sisters Julie (Fred) Wiest, Gladys (Bill) Lord, Hilda Beaton and Brother Vern (Alva); brother-in-law Dr. Adam Giesinger and sister-in-law Anna (John) Misniak and many nieces and nephews. Betty worked at Kressge's in Regina until 1951 when she and Frank were married. They moved to the family farm in Holdfast and lived there until 1958 when they returned to Regina. Betty was an active member of St. Cecilia's C.W.L. for many years. She loved her family very much and enjoyed gardening and her home. Betty will be missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Sask. Division, 150 Albert St. Regina SK., S4R 2N2. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday February 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. With the Rev. Pedro Aldea presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Stephen Peter. Born in Dysart, Saskatchewan on August 27, 1912 passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006. He is predeceased by his loving wife Theresa, his parents Peter and Mary Gilavish, his sisters Ann Kuzina and Elaine Rebb. Stephen is survived by his son Gerald (Helen), granddaughter Mary-Lynne (Michael) Stepan, great grand-daughters Rebecca and CarrieAnne and numerous nieces and nephews. Stephen completed his high school and Normal School training in Regina. After one day of teaching he went to work for Cockshutt Farm Equipment, 17 years later he took over Regina Fuel on Dewdney Avenue. In the 1960's he purchased Queen City Coal shortly after he also became the agent for Tip Top Rubber Products and relocated his office to the corner of Broad Street and Dewdney Avenue where he continued working until his retirement in 1975. He was an active member of: the United Commercial Travellers for over 60 years, the Canadian Order of Foresters and the Elks. He was a pitcher on a local softball team in his youth, later bowling and curling became his favourite sporting activities; in addition he was a season ticket holder of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Regina Pats. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with the Reverend Claude Schroeder officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Theresa Rosie (nee Spanier). On Friday, September 23, 2005 Theresa Rosie Grandel, former resident of Dsyart, Sask, passed away at Elmview Extendicare in Regina at the age of 100 years. Predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers, 6 sisters, 2 daughters Agnes Williams and Mary Cross, 1 daughter in infancy and her husband Wenzel, Theresa is survived by her daughters and sons Rose Shalovelo, Wenzel (Viola), Millie Bolingbroke, John (Ruth), Martha Pyle, Clements, Lucy (Ray) Krobath, Adam (Loaine), Ernest, Madeline Hall, Margaret (Willie) Gibson, Douglas, Frances (John) Mitchell and Garry Henry (Carrol), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren as well numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Dysart.
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- Louis John. On Monday, August 4, 2008, Louis John Halbgewachs, Dysart, SK., beloved husband of Mary Halbgewachs, died at the age of 84 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. John The Baptist R.C. Church Dysart, SK., on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Robert MacKenzie. Interment in the St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, North of Dysart, SK. Prayers will be held in the church Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Predeceased by his parents John and Anne (nee Schuster) Halbgewachs, and his siblings: Julia (John) Pidhorny, Albert (Elaine) Halbgewachs, Mary (Philip) Spannier, Margaret (Ralph) Spanier and Victor (Frances) Halbgewachs. Louis is survived by his wife Mary, one son Louis F. (Debbie) Halbgewachs, Dysart, SK., two grandsons: Louis T. (Jenny) Halbgewachs, Carlyle, SK. and Ryan Halbgewachs, Saskatoon, SK., and three great grandchildren: Louis A., Manny and Emry Halbgewachs, Carlyle, SK. Louis is also survived by a sister-in-law Anne Nokonechny, Regina, as well as his nieces and nephews.
- Caroline, late of Dysart, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband Hector, her parents; two sisters: Helen and Frances; a nephew Gregory. Caroline is survived by her two daughters: Donna (Sev) and Monica (Dale). Five grandchildren: Roxane (Earl), Melodie (Wayne), Darren (Lori), Allison (Sherry), Charles (Tanner). Twenty greatgrandchildren: Brendan, Brett, Tyson, Tenille, and Jasmine, Shaleen, Tia, Caitlin and Luke, Dana, Derek, Dallas and Dalton, Harley, Cody, Brady, Tayler and Madison, Riley and Cassie; one sister Nora; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 17, 2010 at 10:30 A.M., at St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK. Celebrant Msgr. Reymundo J. Asis. A private family interment will take place at John The Baptist R.C. Cemetery, Dysart, SK.
- Bernard Stephen passed away in Dysart, SK on Saturday December 24, 2011 at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth Hardman (nee Issel) and by his father Lawrence Hardman. Left to mourn his passing are his children, son Tim (Nancy) Banick; son Steven (Sharon) Banick and their children Jacob and Angie; his daughter Bonnie (Darrel) Squire and their children Darren and Daniel; his mother Sophia Hardman; brother Roger (Janet Vaughn) Hardman; sister-in-law Marie Gelowitz; sister-in-law Winnie (Don) Sparkman; brother-in-law Dale (Carol) Issel and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 am, at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Reymundo Asis celebrant.
- Bill (September 29, 1928 - March 3, 2013)> Bill Harrison went peacefully to be with his Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the age of 84 years, in the Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar, Sask., after a five-month stay. He was a kind, gentle, patient, and caring person who enjoyed visiting with others. Bill, who was originally called Vasile in Romanian, was born at Hairy Hill, Alberta, as the third child of ten to John and Annie Harrison (Harasim). In 1930, the family moved to Pierceland, Sask. It was on the farm through some travelling evangelists that Bill made his decision to receive Jesus into his life, and throughout his life his desire was that others would have this faith in God. Bill completed his grade 12 at Goodsoil School and entered Teacherís College in Saskatoon and after a few weeks of classes began teaching at age 19. In the 1950s, he attended Bethany Bible School in Hepburn, SK, graduating with a three year diploma. On July 15, 1959, Bill married Elnor Scott of Fiske, Sask. Over the next few years, Bill attended the University of Saskatchewan, receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. He and Elnor moved to southern Saskatchewan, where Bill taught in Kayville, Limerick, and then moved to Dysart in 1965, where he taught 21 1/2 years before retiring in 1986. Bill was always interested in sports and during his career was involved in high school sports. He organized a community badminton club and after retirement helped in the Senior 55+ games, local Scrabble tournaments, shuffleboard, darts, bowling, bean bag, and walking programs. He also loved to garden, plant flowers, and travelled to Europe, South America, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, India, and Israel. His spiritual life was evidenced by daily prayer and Bible reading (reading through the entire Bible at least 13 times), teaching Sunday School for 35 years, leading home Bible studies, serving with the Gideons since 1975 in handing out many New Testaments, and sharing the gospel message of salvation with many people. He was actively involved in camping ministry and founded the Seniors JOY Camp at Echo Lake Bible Camp, serving as a director for 20 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents (John and Annie); parent-in-laws (George & Ida Scott); sisters (Rosie, Mary Meeker, and Pearl Wilton); brother and sisters-in-law (Bob Meeker, Al Wilton, Rick Bacon, David & Norma Scott, Harvey & Margaret Stalwick). Today he is survived by his loving wife Elnor, children Donna (Gerhart) Leischner, Dallas (Hema), Delmer (Marlene), John (Marcy), Garnet (Carolyn), and 14 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Helen Bacon, Vicky (Steve) Simpson, and brothers Mertin, George (Agnes), Mike (Shirley), John (Mary Jane), and by brother and sisters-in-law Melvin (Doris) Scott, Maxine (Ron) Follick and by many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Lipton Evangelical Missionary Church, Lipton, Sask, at 2:00 p.m. The interment will be at the Dysart Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Dysart Community Centre.
- Kevin Shane Hoffarth (1989 - 2011). Kevin passed away suddenly on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the age of 21 years young. He will be lovingly remembered by the family and friends who loved and believed in him. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10:30AM at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. with Rev. Bob MacKenzie, celebrant.
- Cathy (nee Meehan) Hromek, home with the Lord as of Wednesday, December 5, 2007. Finally free from the long progressive affliction of Lupus and the Victory is her's. At the age of 57 Cathy leaves behind her immediate family: husband Ron and their 4 children with spouses, Jennifer (Kenton), Jonathan (Annette), Joyelle, and Joshua, plus two very special granddaughters Chanda and Jolena. Cathy's extended family includes: brothers and spouse Richard and Sean (Deborah), mother-in-law Kathleen, sister-in-laws and spouses Paulette (Dave), Colleen (Ike), and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Gateway Christian Fellowship Church, Regina. We invite all family, friends and acquaintances to come and celebrate Cathy's life. Lunch will follow the service and the Interment in the Dysart Catholic Cemetery scheduled for 3:00 p.m. will complete the day.
- Christine Rosaline (nee Olchowy). On Friday, June 25, 2004 Christine Huber, late of Dysart, Sask., passed away peacefully at the age of 72 years. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred; parents Nicholas and Olga Olchowy; brother Florian and step-son Richard. Christine is survived by her daughter Tammy (Quincy) Grohs of Dysart, SK; step-children Mary Ann of Grayson, SK, Ike (Colleen) of Calgary, AB and Joanne (Trevor) McFadden of Three Hills, AB; stepgrandchildren Darcy (Kevin) Parker, Clancy (Sergio) Ventosa, Whitney (Dustin) Cowan, Joel McFadden, Julia McFadden and Bethany McFadden; step-greatgranddaughter Ileana Ventosa; sisters Cecilia (Nick) Skwarok, Bernarda (Daryl) Hall and Mariann (Mark) Olchowy; brother Peter Paul Olchowy and Uncle Paul Olchowy as well as many other relatives and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Gary Lindenbach, celebrant. The Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Prayers will be said on Monday, June 28, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church.
- Irene passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at the age of 66 years. Irene was predeceased by her parents Sidney and Rose, son Vernon, sister Margaret, father and mother-in-law John K. and Susan. Irene is survived by her husband Herb of Dysart, SK., son Tim (Shirley) Huber of Estevan, SK, grandchildren, Jason (Leslie) Huber of Estevan, SK., great grandchildren Bryce and Cohen, grandchild Teresa of Saskatoon, SK , son Ted (Colleen) Huber of Saskatoon, SK., Jessie, Becky, and Bethany, son Bruce (Debbie) Huber of Estevan, SK., grandchildren, Anthony, Chantal and Brittney, daughter Letisha (Denis) Houde, Greenwood, N.S., grandchildren, Alissa, Desirae, Lacey, Christian and Mallory. Irene is also survived by her daughter-in-law Linda (Mike) Huber of Yorkton, SK., grandchildren, Steven of Calgary, A.B. and Nicole of Winnipeg, MB. Extended family, Ted Nameth, Terry Nistor, (Crystal and Ryan), Judy and Lorne Pinkerton, brothers, Harold (Francis) of Lebret, SK., David (Eleanor) of Lipton, SK., brothers-in-law, Johnny (Leona) of Dysart, SK., Roger (Shirley) of Estevan, SK., Gary (Judy) of Estevan, SK, Ron (Betty) of Balcares, SK., sister-in-law Judy (George) of Winnipeg, MB., and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 2:30 P.M. in St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, with Rev. David Nesbitt and Rev. Bob MacKenzie officiating. Interment to follow in the Dysart Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME Regina and Cupar.
- Susan (nee Grof). On Thursday, October 12, 2000 Susan Huber late of Dysart, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Barbara Grof; her husband John; three brothers: Joe, John and Jake; sister-in-law Ethel; one daughter in infancy; grandson Vernon Huber; two brothers-in-law;Alfred Lautsch and Tony Schiecher. Susan is survived by four sons: Herbert (Irene) and John (Leona) both of Dysart, Roger (Shirley) and Garry (Judy) both of Estevan; one daughter Judy (George) Snively of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Tim and Shirley, Theodore and Colleen, Bruce and Debbie, Letisha and Denis, James, Jessie, Tamera, Corey, Terrie Lynn and Scott, John and Brianne; George and Crystal, Nicole and Chris, Theodore Nameth, and Linda Huber; great grandchildren; Jason, Teresa, Steven, Nicole, Jessie, Becky, Betheny, Alissa, Desirae, and Lacey; sisters: Katie Lautsch, Em Schliecher, Mary Reiss and Helen Bye and sister-in-law Win Grof. Prayers will be said Friday, October 13, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 10:30 A.M. from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church. Interment will follow in Kronsberg Cemetery.
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- Reginald Arthur Jessup passed away peacefully in the Pasqua Hospital on March 27, 2001. He was born at McDonald Hills, Saskatchewan on February 6, 1927. He spent his younger years in the Dysart, Cupar area. At the age of 17 he joined the Army, training with the C.T.T.C. where he learned the Mechanics trade. He worked at Briercrest and Kramer Tractor prior to joining the Provincial Government, with the Department of Highways, where he worked for twenty-six and a half years before retiring in 1987. He was a faithful member of St. Peter's Anglican Church until its closing in June 2000, when he became a member of St. James. Reg was predeceased by his parents Bert and Doris Jessup and one brother William Leslie. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Truman) and his two sons; Lloyd (Kathy) and their children Erin, Kelly and Lindsay of Edmonton and Garth (Bonnie) and their children Karli, Amanda and Gregory of Regina. He is also survived by his sister Dorothy Blackbeard, Cupar and brother Jim (Jean) Jessup of Surrey, B.C.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Empress Street & N. W. Blvd., with The Rev. Canon John E. Matheson and Rev. Donald E. L. Wells officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Edward. On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Edward Johnston, Leross, Sask. and late of the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre, Balcarres, Sask. passed away at the age of 91 years. Ed (Poppy) was born in Monitor, Alberta on May 26, 1913. He came to Saskatchewan in 1921 with his mother who took a job housekeeping for William Dawson. He farmed with his stepfather, William Dawson and eventually took over the homestead farm on the south 1/2 of section 30, south of Lestock. Ed continued to farm until his health declined in August of 2004. He was a good neighbour, always ready to lend a helping hand. Ed was the last surviving Johnston of his generation and is predeceased by his father, John in 1917; his mother, Jacoba in 1962; stepfather, William Dawson in 1952; brothers and sister: John, Arthur, Charles, Mary, Richard, Willie and Jim; stepbrother, Frank Dawson; stepsister, Nellie Frey; and nephew, Hugh Johnston. Poppy is lovingly remembered by his four children: William (Marlene) Johnston, Joyce Kirsch (Bob Ross), Arthur Johnston and Donna (Randy) Labash; his grandchildren, Christine (Mike) Newman, Richard (Jackie) Johnston, Robert and Steven Johnston, Jayci (Anthony) Gerard, Raylin Kirsch (fiance Matt Cockell), Logan and Kaela-Lee Kirsch, Dhillon Ross, Shelley and Raymond Johnston, Amanda (Chad) Link, Jason (Annetta) Labash and Clinton (Tonia) Labash; great grandchildren: Grace Newman, Madison and Aurora Johnston, Brady, Tyler and Hailey Link, Taylor, Paityn and Bretton Labash and Cayley and Mackenzie Labash. The "Johnston Babies" were Ed's pride and joy. Ed is also survived by the mother of his children, Ida Johnston; three sisters in law: Lena, Kay and Jean Johnston; and his numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Edward's life will be held at the McDonald Hills Cemetery, north of Dysart, Sask. on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow at the Lestock Town Hall.
- Shelley Lynn Johnston (1985 - 2011). Shelley Lynn Johnston was granted her angel wings on April 2, 2011. Her final day was spent just the way she would have wanted, surrounded by family and friends. Shelley is predeceased by her mother Diane Konecsni; grandmother Doreen Konecsni, and grandfather Edward Johnston. Shelley is survived by her father Arthur Johnston; brother Raymond Johnston; sister Denise (Mark) Dumba & their family Mikaela, Morgan (goddaughter), & Ethan; brother Matthew (Michelle) Dawson; grandparents Ida Johnston and Leo Konecsni as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Shelley's vibrant spirit touched everyone who knew her. Her warm presence, dynamic personality and her kind heart will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Shelley's life will be held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Dysart School Gymnasium, Dysart, SK.
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- John Kancher was born on February 24, 1908 in the Dysart district of Saskatchewan, a son of Nick and Agnes (nee Washik) Kancher. John grew up on the family farm and attended country schools near Dysart. When John finished his schooling he helped on the farm until his marriage to Katherine Shul on July 26, 1932 at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna with Rev. John Bala officiating. The couple farmed in the Lipton district for seven years before moving south of Kelliher where they farmed until 1964 when they retired and moved to Kelliher. John was a parishioner of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at Jasmin and later St. Vladimir's Church at Kelliher. John was a member of the Kelliher Co-op, the Sask. Wheat Pool and the Kelliher Senior's Citizens Club. He enjoyed acting in plays, dancing and playing the accordion. John passed away on Monday February 25, 2002 at St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville. He was ninety-four years of age. John was predeceased by his wife Katie; his parents; his brother, Steve; six sisters, Mary Moleski, Katie Nakonechny, Theresa Sawka, Agnes Denesowich, Frances Rehon and Anne Nomerowski. He leaves to cherish his memory numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
- John. On Tuesday, July 2, 2002 John Katona, late of Cupar and Dis trict Nursing Home, Cupar, Saskatchewan, passed away at the age of 87 years. John was predeceased by his wife Mary. He is survived by his children: Mary Clennell, Kathy (Jim) Noyes and Rosemary (Vincent) Brodner; grandchildren: Benjamin, Rebecca, Kristina (David), Fayth, John, George and Mary; great grandchildren: Emma and Kendal; brother Peter (Frances) Katona; sisters: Mary Milligan and Elizabeth Ursu. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. R. MacKenzie, celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Henry's Cemetery, Kronsberg District.
- Mary. On Saturday, July 28, 2001, Mary Katona, late of Cupar and District Nursing Home and formerly of Regina, passed away at the age of 78 years. Mary is survived by her husband, John Katona; children, Mary Clennell, Kathy (Jim) Noyes and Rosemary (Vincent) Brodner; grandchildren, Benjamin, Rebecca, Kristina, Fayth, John and George; and brother Louis (Phyllis) Warwick. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. with Rev. R. MacKenzie celebrant. Interment to follow at Kronsberg cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME Regina & Cupar.
- Debra Barbara nee (Gibson), wife of Melvin Kelln of Cupar, Sask. Debbie was born on November 20, 1950 at Lestock, Sask. She passed away May 10, 2006 at the Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital. Debbie was predeceased by her parents Barbara and Harry Gibson of Dysart, Sask., and sister Donna. Debra is survived by her siblings, Bill (Marg), Ruth (Joe), Ken (Mable), Lenard (Faye), June and her late husband Court, Rob (Reene), Dale (Helen), Gail (Les), Randy (Vivian), and Joan (Reno). Debbie had many nieces and nephews who were close to her, and a great number of good friends and close neighbors. Special notes: Family and friends, Debbie my sister was a wonderful and caring person, it was a honor to be a part of her life. She was forever young. A special friend to many, Deb was a rare gift, giving a radiance with her generosity, deep appreciation, hard work, courage and the sharing of life's simple pleasures with friends and family. Our lives have become richer with her special friendship. Our love and friendship will be renewed by the memories that we treasure, the dreams we have shared, the joy we have found together. A special thanks to Vivian, Sandra, Darlene, Dr. Leonard and all of the staff at the Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital. Debbie's wishes are there be no funeral service, just remember the special moments we had together. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME
- Elsie Olga passed away peacefully at her home in Regina on December 8, 2010. Born in Markinch, Saskatchewan. This year Elsie moved from Dysart to Regina, where she had resided for over 30 years. Elsie was predeceased by her husband John in 1997 as well as other family members. She is survived by her daughter Lorraine (Marvin) Lezon, grandson, Darren (Kathy Dreher), son Ken (Jan) Huber, granddaughters Nancy (Chris) Rogers, and Diane Huber. She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn (Ray) Wismer, Edna Reardon, Margaret Huber and their families, as well as the Kirsch families. Elsie was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who know her, and she will be greatly missed. Elsie was always willing to help you, and always put others first. She loved to crochet and quilt, play cards and bingo as well as cook and bake. You never left her home hungry and her quilts and doilies are in homes all over the prairies. At her request, there will be no funeral, but a private family internment will be held at a later date.
- Doraphene (nee Mocan). On Thursday, October 2, 2008 Doraphine Kish, passed away peacefully at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home with her family by her side. Doraphine was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Kish in 1972; parents, Stefan and Voicia (nee Popescue) Mocan; siblings, George, Marine, Louis, Alex, John, Mary, Ann, Jennie, Vi, and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Doraphine is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Wayne) Mitchell and their children, Virginia Davis and Nelson; Patrick (Noel) and their children Micheal (Nicky), Jesse (Pam Reader), and Magnum; Betty (Russ) Lekivetz and their children, Ryan and Jamie; Stephen (Laura) and their children Zachery, Avery, Kristen, and Sheldon; great-grandchildren, Brennan Davis, Lincoln Davis, Veda Kish, Emmit Kish, and Rafe Kish; sisters, Helen Rogers, Marie (Bill) Jacob; in-laws, Helen Kovach, Alice Kallichuk, Ethel (Steve) Sulea and many nieces and nephews. Doraphine was born near Dysart, SK on January 3, 1926. She grew up on the farm and attended school at Fox Hills. Her fondest memories of her younger years were the dances held in the community. She just loved to dance! On September 26, 1950 she married Joe and they lived just north of Cupar until they moved to Regina in 1956. Doraphine was a homemaker all her life and she was well known for her home-made buns, cakes, pies and delicious meals. She did sewing, knitting, crocheting and gardening. Family and friends were always welcome in her home and you can be assured you didn't go away hungry! Doraphine will be remembered for her kindness, hospitality and her strength and determination. Her family would like to thank the staff of Santa Maria for the care she received in their facility. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home Chapel, 4215 Regina Ave. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Santa Maria with Fr. Ken Koep as Celebrant. Cremation and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
- Richard. On Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Richard passed away at the age of 66 years. Dick was predeceased by his parents Max and Geisla. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Margaret; daughters Brigette and Audrey; grandsons D.J. and Rob; greatgranddaughter Jaycie; and sister Eva. Dick's passions in life were his work, fishing, wine making and his family. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, Dysart, SK., with Rev. Mary Gavin, officiating.
- Agnes S. "Una" (nee Stewart). On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Agnes S. Kolenich, widow of Michael Kolenich, Dysart, Sask. and late of Cupar, Sask., died at the age of 86 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated from St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Mckenzie. Interment in St. John Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held in the church Friday evening at 7:30. Una was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Stewart; her husband Michael in 1997; four brothers: Peter, John, George and Bill Stewart; one sister, Bessie Trapp and is survived by her daughter, Margaret (John) Grohs, Dysart, Sask.; her son, Donald (Pat) Kolenich, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.; six grandchildren: Quincy (Tammy) Grohs, Andrea (Darcy) Gibson, Kim (Diana) Kolenich, Brent (Lisa) Kolenich, Rhonda (Darren) Schill and Crystal Kolenich; fourteen great grandchildren. Una is also survived by her brothers-in-law, George Trapp and Harry Peard; sisters-in-law: Mary Gibson, Kay Peard, Esther Kolenich, Alice Stewart, Mary Stewart and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Jeanne E. (nee Feader) born December 8, 1945 passed away suddenly at her home in Dysart, Sask. on Wednesday, February 3, 2004. Jeanne was predeceased by her mother, Edith Feader in 1950; her father Brainard Feader in 1968; her father-in-law, John Kolody in 1976; mother-in-law, Anne Kolody in 1999 and a grandson, Malachi Akrigg in 2002 and is survived by her best friend and husband of 36 years, Peter; her loving children: David (Trish) Kolody, Leslie (Corrine) Kolody, Lindsey (Calum) Akrigg and Melannie (Nathen) Klisowsky. She will be loved and remembered by her grandchildren: Brittany, Jessica, Collin, Mieko, Mathew, Spencer, Kalib, Hailey, Carter and Zoe. She will be remembered by her brother, Richard Feader; step-mother, Margaret Calcutt, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jeanne was famous for her cooking, crocheting, painting, watching the grandchildren, playing scrabble, her thirst for useless trivia knowledge and avid hockey mom. Jeanne taught school in Dysart from 1967-1969 and a kindergarten aid from 1990-1996 in Dysart having taken leave from teaching to raise her family. She was a member of the Dysart CWL, Dysart District Lions Club, Dysart TOPS, a leader of 4-H, taught Community College and a member of the local card and coffee clubs. She was the best wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother anyone could have. We love you and will miss you. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Gary Lindenbach. Prayers will be held in St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Thursday evening at 7:30. Cremation with interment at a later date.
- Bill (1935 - 2009). Our loving husband, dad, & grandpa, Bill, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2009 in Regina, SK at the age of 74 years. Bill was predeceased by parents Andrew & Agnes; brother Steve; and parents-in-law Les & Muriel Youngson. Bill is survived by his wife Dorothy; sons Leslie, Kelly (Dominique), Robert (Amber) & Paul; grandchildren Nathan, Sarah, Carrie, Sydney, & Brooklynn; siblings Tessie, Mary, Sr. Bernadine, & Mike; numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Prayers will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John R.C. Church Dysart, SK. Funeral will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Borris Kyba. Interment at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Some people farm the land & love it; Dad loved the land & farmed it. His passion was farming.
- Mary (nee Pilipchock) passed away peacefully at the Fort Qu' Appelle Hospital on Friday, January 31, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Michael (1975) her parents Theodozia and Peter Pilipchock; sisters Ann Pilipchock and Katherine Halbgewachs; brothers-in-law Joseph Halbgewachs and John Deneschuck. Mary is survived by her brother Peter of Dysart, SK., sisters Theresa Deneschuck and Rosalyn (Joseph) Sotkowy both of Regina, SK., numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mary enjoyed needlework, crocheting, knitting and various crafts, taking pride in her gardening having received many complements and awards for her efforts. Numerous visits from her nieces, nephews and friends were always enthusiastically received. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 8:00 pm from Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Regina, SK., Divine Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 10:00 am from St. Basil Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St. Regina, SK., with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney celebrant. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- John Joseph was born in Cupar, Sask. on August 23, 1951 and died October 16, 2003 after an eleven year battle with cancer. John was the only son of the late John Paul Konechny and the late Helen Halbgewachs. John attended Radant Elementary School and also went to High School in Dysart, SK. John took pride in working the family farm, and also worked for the Department of Natural Resources. He enjoyed working in the garden and in the preparation of a tasty meal in his kitchen. John will be remembered for being a great friendly guy with a good, kind heart. His last few years were spent in the excellent care of the Shalom Nursing Home in Cupar. Thanks are extended to the staff for his special care. John is survived by numerous aunts and many cousins. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, October 20, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Bob MacKenzie celebrant. Interment will follow in the R.C. Cemetery, Dysart, SK.
- John Paul. On Tuesday, February 19, 2002 John P. Konechny, late of Southey, Sask., passed away peacefully in the Pasqua Hospital of Regina, at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his wife Helen in June 1987; brother Frank; sisters Julia Konechny, Mary Huber and half sister Geneieve Strauch. John is survived by his son John in the Cupar Shalom Home; sister Rose Schuster of Saskatoon, half sister Agnes Prokop of Regina; sisters-in-law Edna Konechny of Everett, Washington and Eleanor Konecsni of Regina; brother-in-law Harvey (Marjorie) Halbgewachs of Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. John was born on August 28, 1912 in Dysart, SK, to John and Mary (nee Kana) Konechny. John farmed his entire life south of Dysart in the Radant School District which is the school he attended. In 1950 John married Helen Halbgewachs and they had one son, John Jr. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 22, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart,SK with Rev. Gary Lindenbach, celebrant. The Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Arrangements have been entrusted to LEE FUNERAL HOME Regina and Cupar.
- Albert. On Tuesday, March 20, 2001, Albert Konecsni, late of Regina and formerly of Dysart, Sask., passed away at the age of 77 years. Albert was predeceased by his parents John and Anna Konecsni, his brothers Isadore, Theodore, Eric and Edward and by his sister Agnes Haack. He is survived by his brother Leo (Terry) of Ft. Qu'Appelle, Sask. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2001, at 10:30 A.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask., with the Rev. R. MacKenzie, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Kronsberg Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- Diane Denise (1959 - 2010) of Moosomin, SK., formerly of Dysart, SK., passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with ALS, with family by her side on July 21, 2010 at the age of 51 years. She is predeceased by her mother Doreen; grandparents John & Annie Konecsni and Winnie & Charlie Huber; good friend Joan Skinner. Diane is surived by her father Leo Konecsni of Dysart; her children Denise (Mark) Dumba of Moosomin; grandchildren Mikaela, Ethan and Morgan; Matthew (Michelle) Dawson of Dysart, Shelley Johnston of Regina and Raymond Johnston of Leross; her siblings Brad (Elaine) Konecsni of Warman, Tim (Isabelle) Konecsni of Moose Jaw, Janice (Jack) Sulea of Dysart. She is also surived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Lutheran Church in Lipton, SK.
- Leo (1925 - 2012). On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Leo Konecsni, Dysart, SK and of late, Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, SK, passed away at the age of 86 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Dysart, SK on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Bob McKenzie. Lunch to follow in the Dysart Community Centre. Interment in Lipton Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m. Leo was predeceased by his wife Doreen, daughter Diane and granddaughter Shelley, his parents John and Anna (nee Spanier), as well as all his siblings. His memory will be forever cherished by his loving family: Brad (Elaine) Konecsni, Tim (Isabelle) Konecsni, Janice (Jack) Sulea; grandchildren: Corrin (Colin) Senft, Candace (Harv) Braun, Denise (Mark) Dumba, Matthew (Michelle) Dawson, Raymond Johnston, Erin (Cory) Konecsni, Melanie (Tyler) Konecsni, Lindsey Konecsni, Steve (Ally) Sulea, Megan Sulea; great grandchildren: Karsten, Kage & Skyler Senft, Cassidy Braun, Mikaela, Ethan & Morgan Dumba, Hannah & Madison Konecsni, Kyla Dawson; friend and companion, Gwen Jackson.
- Mary (nee Ottenbreit). On Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Mary Konecsni passed away at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by her husband, Eddie; daughter, Barbara; parents, John and Lena; siblings, Albert, Eleanor, George, Paul, John and Joe. Mary is survived by her daughters, LeeAnne (Bob) Mercer and their children, Jordan (Crystal) and Carly; Laurie (Mark) Robitaille and their children, Chris, Derek, and Casey; siblings, Kay, Anne, Edmund and three sisters-inlaw, Gertie, Nettie, Joan; cousin and very special friends Arthur and Audrey Hector. Mary was born in the district of Kronsberg in the Dysart area. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Sister Mel Hruska presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Donald. On Friday, April 20, 2001 Donald Kuhnie, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 70 years. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Lena; sister Loretta Wright and wife Sharon. Donald is survived by his son Donald (Kim); daughter Courtney (Mark) Latini; grandchildren Morgan, Teagan and Dacey Kuhnie and Allan and Bradley Latini and sister Diane Vanderpyle. Donald was born February 16, 1931 at Dysart, SK. He was the former founder and president of Pioneer Optical in Regina, SK, retiring in 1998. Cremation has been arranged. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, SK. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME
- Margaret "Marge" (nee Petrar). With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Margaret Kurtz. Margaret was called to heaven on June 21st, 2005, one day after her 73rd birthday after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born June 20, 1931, the fourth child of Nicolai and Dominica Petrar of Dysart, Sask. In 1957 she met Ernest Kurtz and on August 23, 1958 they married and celebrated 46 years together. They had one son, Darren, in 1960. Margaret loved the mountains, butterscotch ice cream and most of all her family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents. She leaves to mourn her husband Ernest Kurtz, son Darren (Sheila) Kurtz, grandsons Ryan and Brett Kurtz, brothers John (Gladys) Petrar, George (Veronica) Petrar, sister Marie George as well as extended family Ken and Janet Richea, Chad and Rose Richea, Nathan and Claudia Richea, Dale and Linda Heshka, Jim and Sandie Domm, many nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to home care nurses Linda Bodnarchuk and Shannon Ziffle, and the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Pasqua Hospital. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 24th at 1 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2015 4th Ave. N. Lunch to follow with interment in Southey thereafter.
- Walter L. "Gus". Former St. Louis Blues broadcaster Walter Kyle of Affton, whose colorful style turned thousands of St. Louisans on to hockey, died Sunday. Mr. Kyle, 75, had heart disease for a dozen years. He spent the last several weeks in a South County nursing home. Mr. Kyle brought an unabashed enthusiasm to the microphone, along with an often fractured phraseology that delighted his many fans. His signature line during hot action was "It's a real barn burner!" Mr. Kyle enlivened Blues broadcasts for 16 years until forced out by KMOX radio in 1983. For most of that span, he and the late Dan Kelly formed one of hockey's most memorable broadcast teams. He was a rugged defenseman in the National Hockey League from 1949-52 with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. An imposing 6 feet 2 and 210 pounds, he scored six goals in 203 games while pounding out 362 penalty minutes. After the NHL, he became a minor-league hockey coach. His last stop was here with the Braves of the Central Hockey League from 1963-66. He joined the Blues in part so he could stay in his adopted home. He was born in 1921 in Dysart, Saskatchewan, population 180. As a lad of 12 or 13, he did manual labor during the Depression for 25 cents a day. The legendary Father Murray gave Kyle an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame College, actually a high school in nearby Wilcox. The priest and the school are the Canadian equivalents of Father Flanagan and Boys Town. Kyle, through a contact made while driving the team van, entered the elite Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He served a five-year hitch. Kyle and his late brother, Bill, ran the Kyle Brothers sporting goods store in Regina. Kyle later opened a branch in Calgary, Alberta.
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- Mary Lanoway (1925 - 2013), late of Dysart, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the age of 87 years at Echo Lodge in Ft. Qu'Appelle. She was predeceased by her father Leo in 1937 and her mother Margaret in 1977; brother John in 1999; sister Anne in 2008 and sister Jean, March 3 of this year; brother-in-law Robert in 2001; niece Shelley in 1965 and nephew Douglas in 2004. Mary is survived by her brother Donald of Dysart; and sister Helen Vogt of Brandon, MB; as well as nephews Richard (Eileen) of Oakville, ON and Randy Poloyko of Regina; nieces Beverley Burgess of Abbey, Sandra Caron (Damone) of Swift Current and Cynthia Louden (Daniel) of Portland, OR; as well as numerous cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and good friends. Mary was born on the family farm near Dysart and at the age of 12, due to the death of her father, she began looking after the household duties, cooking, cleaning and caring for her five younger siblings. This enabled her mother to be out of the house taking on the farming duties. Mary was extremely talented; growing beautiful flower gardens, sewing and baking. In later years, she was the secretary for the family used farm equipment business and was available to help in any way, always a good sister, friend and neighbour. She continued to live on the family farm until three years ago, when due to failing health, she moved to a care home. So many have been blessed by this wonderful lady! Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Msgr. Reymundo Asis, celebrant on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The Interment will follow in the St. John the Baptist R.C. Cemetery.
- Caroline (nee Krushelnicki), age 79, of Echo Lodge Special Care Home, Fort Qu'Appelle,SK., and formally of Dysart, SK, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 2, 2001. Caroline was predeceased by her Father Alex (1931) and her mother Paraska (1950); one sister Mary (1910); brothers John (1979), Joe (1982), Mike (1968), Phillip (1991), Brownie (ALF) (1996) and Peter (1988), and one daughter in infancy Marlene (1957). She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 51 years, William Lawrek of Dysart, SK; son Merle (Pat Bereto) of Regina, SK and their children Shannon, Stacey (Blake) Darward, Sheri and Sharla; one daughter Loreen (Frank) Boha of Cupar, SK. and their children; Devin (Kathie), great grandson (Ryan), Angela (Faron) Kardash, Tanya (Marc), Brandy (Lance), great granddaughter (Jasmin); son Michael (Stephanie) of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. and their children Michelle, and Chellsie; three brothers Walter (Georgina) Krushelnicki of Regina, Nick Krushelnicki of Ituna, Alex (Elizabeth) Krushelnicki, Moose Jaw, SK. two sisters Emily Tymm, New Westminster, BC., Katie (Joe) Uchacz, Ituna, SK. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At this time we would like to give special thanks to the numerous "Care Givers" at Echo Lodge for making "Carol's" last years there very special. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sacred Heart Ukranian Catholic Church. The Interment will follow in the Ukranian Orthodox Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Monday, August 6, 2001 at 7:00 P.M. in the Sacred Heart Ukranian Catholic Church.
- Janet Beatrice (nee Gross). Janet leaves to cherish her memory her mother Elizabeth Gross of Medicine Hat; two sons Clint (Tammy Ebach) Mayer of Coaldale and one son Chris LeClaire of Medicine Hat; daughter Cheryl (Darren) Mutschler of Medicine Hat; two step daughters, Lillian (Kim) Biem and Suzanne (Gary) Singbeil; daughter-in-law Shelly Mayer of Medicine Hat; Clint and Cheryl's father Donald Mayer; eight grandchildren Madison Biem, Chanel Singbeil, Denae Singbeil, Brandon Mutschler, Regan Ebach, Matthew Biem, Gregory Mayer and Brodie Mutschler. She was predeceased by her father Tony Gross in 1985 and one son Raymond LeClaire. Janet was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. She lived at Lake Lenore, Saskatchewan until the age of eight when they moved to Dysart, Saskatchewan where she lived until she married. In 1972 she moved to Medicine Hat. Ray and Janet married in 1978. Janet was a person who would help anyone who needed assistance. She has been an Avon lady for many years and loved the people she met while doing her work. Janet also had a little dog named Missy who was her pride and joy. She was loved by many and will be sadly missed. The Funeral mass will be celebrated in the Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church, (3785 - 13 Ave. SE, Medicine Hat) on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. David Meadows celebrant. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements are by PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat.
- Harold John. On Thursday, March 8, 2001 Harold John Lingner, late of Re gina, Sask. and formerly of the Dysart District, passed away at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, and a brother in infancy. Harold was previously divorced and had no children. Harold's wishes were to be cremated, to be buried in his father's plot with no funeral service to be held. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- James David passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64 on January 31, 2009, at the Regina General Hospital. He was predeceased by his grandparents, his parents Margaret and Paul List Jr. and his brother Joseph. James is lovingly remembered by his step-mom Alma List (Dysart), brother Gerard (Bev) List (Dysart), sister Janet (Don) Vaughn (Regina), nieces and nephews, Tressa List, Chris Orr (Toronto), Tammy (Curt) Saunders (Lethbridge), Sandra (Ray) Stokes (Yorkton), Howard Vaughn (Hudson, FL), Rob (Charlene) Vaughn (Regina), Wendy (Pete) Heymen (Regina), great-niece and nephews Ashley & Adam Stokes (Yorkton), Kyle VaughnMilliken (Edmonton), Aaron & Jeremy Heymen (Regina), and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. James was born on a farm just north of Dysart, the youngest of three children. He had many wonderful memories of life on the farm and continued to revisit his roots when he could by helping out his brother Gerard with the fall harvest. James drove the school bus for 2 years in Dysart before completing an electronics course and began working at Webber's Radio and TV in 1967. He worked there for 25 years. He had his expertise tested many times by family and friends until the computer age took over and TV and radio repair became a thing of the past. James held on to his first passion for as long as he could and moved through a few companies but as each one was shut down he realized he needed to adapt. In 2000, he completed a course with the Corps of Commissionaires and began work as a security guard at the Mackenzie Art Gallery. His new profession at the art gallery enriched his life immensely, and it was a very enjoyable part of his life. James loved country and rock n'roll music and shared his extensive collection with family and friends. He enjoyed the many memorable fishing trips he took with his cousin Dave and Uncle Nick Molesky. Although he never married or had any children of his own, he was very close to his nieces and nephews and made them an important part of his life. James will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank Rahima the angel who stayed by James' side until the EMT arrived, the EMT crew, nurses, doctors, and surgeons of the Regina General Emergency who responded so quickly to his last moments and for providing comfort through a difficult time. Visitation will be held at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK on Friday, February 6, 2009 from 7:00pm 9:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, Dysart, SK, on Saturday, February 7, 2009, at 11:00am. Lunch and fellowship to follow. A private interment to follow at a later date. At the family's request, James' organs were donated. Because of this, the gift of life will continue on, for so many people.
- Christina passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at the age of 86 years. She was born November 6, 1917 at Kronsberg (Dysart District) SK. She is predeceased by her husband, Louis; parents, Joseph and Martha; grandson, James Lorenz; sisters, Rose Sprentz and Eva Wheatly. Christina is survived by sons, Norman (Joanne), Randy (Marianne); daughters, Marion (Donald) Steponchev, Lynn (Morris) Bourget; sisters, Mary, Annie and brother, John (Ilse) all of Vancouver; grandchildren, Janine Lorenz (Roger), Jennifer Lorenz, Richard (Cheryl) Steponchev, Brent Steponchev, Christian Lorenz, Paul (Helen) Bourget; greatgrandchildren, Alexander Mullock, Mikael and Alexa Steponchev, Dylan, Bailey and Victoria Bourget as well as numerous nieces, nephews. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2004 at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home Chapel 4215 Regina Ave, Regina SK, with Fr. Ken Koep officiating. Anyone wishing to may make a donation in Christina's memory, to Santa Maria Pastoral Care, 4215 Regina Ave., Regina, SK, S4S 0J5. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- Mary (nee Nakoneschny). On Friday, March 11, 2005 Mary Lutz, Fort Qu'Appelle and formerly of Dysart, Sask. Age 87 years. The funeral service will be held in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev Rick Krofchek officiating. Interment in St. John's R.C Cemetery. Predeceased by her parent Mike and Catherine Nakoneschny, a sister Ann in infancy and a brother Steve, Mary Lutz is survived by three sons Barry (Judy); Wilf (Joann); Elmer (Debbie) and daughter Diane (Doug) Bostock; thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; a sister Julie Wheale and brother Philip Nakoneschny.
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- Walter Michael. On Thursday, October 4, 2001, Walter Michael Machnaik of Rocanville, passed away peacefully at Moosomin Union Hospital, at the age of 81. Predeceased by his parents John and Tekla; brothers Tony, George, Ed and Al; sisters Julie and Kay. Mourning his passing and celebrating his life are his loving wife Jean, children Terry (Edna), June (Harvey Norton), Bob (Colleen), Rick (Julie), Bill (Heather); 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Brothers Vic (Mary), Carl, Vince (Carol), Leo (Bev) sisters Caroline (Pete Kupchuck), Rose (De Jessiman); sisters-in-law Lorraine and Olga. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Walter served in the 2nd World War and met his loving wife overseas. Upon returning he farmed in the Cupar/Dysart district from 1947 until 1959 and then in the Welwyn district until 1976 then retiring to Rocanville. Prayers will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Rocanville at 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 7, 2001. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 8, 2001 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Interment at Webster Cemetery.
- Beatrice Della. On Sunday, October 14, 2001 Beatrice Della Macknak, late of Dysart, Sask., passed away at the age of 81 years. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Michael, brothers Bill, Ed, and Buster and sister Margaret. Beatrice is survived by her loving sons, David (Anne), Larrie (Brenda) and Dennis (Sandy); grandchildren Graham (Tracey), Leah (Brad), Davan (Tara), Sean, Scott, (Shannon), Steven (Nicci), Cali (Scott) and Jessie; great-grandchildren Themis, Maralli, Kody and Hayden. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. R. MacKenzie, celebrant. The Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1470 Wascana St., Regina, SK, S4T 4J5 would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- Ella (nee Schulhauser) Macknak, beloved mother of Darleen and Sandra, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Predeceased by her husband George; mother Veronica; father Joe Schulhauser; and step-mother Barbara. Also predeceased by brother Charlie Schulhauser; and sisters, Irma Gillet and Dorothy Macpherson. Ella is survived by daughters, Darleen (Bob) Larsen and Sandra (Les) Schuster; grandchildren, Tammy (Dan) Emery, Brian (Shannon) Larsen, Warren Schuster, Karin (Chris) Cronce and Patty Schuster; great grandchildren, Lukas and Colbin Schuster, Jett and Liam Emery, Will and Serena Larsen, Kailey Cronce; also survived by sister Hilda Noble; and brothers, Melvin Schulhauser and Harvey (Mildred) Schulhauser; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 5, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. in Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina, with Rev. Anthony F. Dizy celebrant and Rev. Jose Peryilkatte con-celebrant. Interment at a later date in Dysart Cemetery. A special thank you to Susan, Diane and the rest of the staff at William Booth Special Care Home for their excellent care and kindness. Also a special thank you to the drivers and staff at Regina Paratransit.
- Earle James Spence passed away on June 7, 2002 at the ageof 72. Earle was predeceased by hisparents, first wife Ann, son Myles and wife Kathy, brother Ian and sisters Mildred and Freda, as well as uncles Bob, Jim and Archie. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ruby, son John (Wendy) Mainland, daughter Kimberly (Kevin) Kasha, son Daren (Luella) Mainland, stepchildren Doug, Warren and Ken Reichert and Lori Demyen. Papa/Grandpa will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Charity (Dean), Klym, Gilliane, Joshua, Angela, Kaitlyn and Kieran, and step grandchildren Michelle, Samantha, Shannon, Rebecca and Brendan. He is also survived by brother Murray, sister Eleanor (Don) Stewart, brothers-in-law Steve (Jean) Smikles, Stan Stemkoski, and sisters-in-law Myrna Ewaschuk and Nellie Fedorchuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Earle leaves to mourn his passing many friends and relatives from BC to Ontario, Scotland and Australia. Earle loved to spend time with his family and took great pride in their accomplishments. He truly loved the land and was in his element when at the farm. Earle enjoyed lending a helping hand and could fix almost anything. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing, having coffee with family and friends at Robin's and working on machinery and vehicles. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, June 14 at McDonald Hills Cemetery (if the weather is inclement the service will be held in the lower level of St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church in Dysart), Elder Dale Williams officiating.
- Rudolf "Rudy" Ludwig, 1921 - 2009. It is with deep sadness that the family of Rudy announces his passing on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, with family at his side. Rudy is predeceased by parents Jacob & Amalia; eight sisters Rosie & Minnie, in infancy, Molly Knapp, Caroline Gebhardt, Ethel Solomon, Emma Clayton, Olga Lamers, Mary Siebert; and two brothers Fred & John. Left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are his wife of 63 years Martha; five daughters and their families: Dianna (Ernest); Millie (Gary), children Jared & Jaclyn; Lucy, children Jason (Danette)& great grandchild Josh, Shawna (Andrew), Tyler (Shawna) & great grandchild Maria; Pat (Richard), children Colin (Kelly), Melanie &great grandchildren Jess and Jakob, Cassandra, & Eric; Bonnie (Greg), children Erin & Kyle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Rudy spent most of his working life on the family farm north of Cupar, SK. Some of his greatest joys in life included spending time with his beloved family, reminiscing, listening to music, playing the fiddle and building and fixing most anything on the farm. A private family service will take place with interment to follow at Cupar Cemetery.
- Annie Alice (nee Lawrek), born December 10, 1919 in Dysart, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, 2005. Ann is survived by her family of loving sons, John, Ken, Ron, Les and Murray and daughter Anne; grandchildren, Michelle, Rod, Travis, Cory, Tammy, Kelly, Shane and Eric; great grandchildren, Christopher and Teryn. Ann was predeceased by her husband, John in 1992. Ann has lived the past 36 years in Kelowna, she was an avid bowler and coached YBC for many years. She loved gardening and to travel. She will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. A celebration of her life will be held at: First Memorial Funeral Service, Kelowna, BC on Tuesday January 3, 2006. A special thanks to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their kind and loving care of our mother.
- Traval. On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, Traval McDonald, Dysart, SK, died at the age of 90 years. A graveside service will be held in the Dysart Cemetery on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m., Paster Bill Cantelon officiating. Cremation. Traval was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Maggie McDonald; one daughter, Darlene Fulawka; two brothers, Arch and Jim McDonald; one sister, Blanch Shepherd and is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred; two daughters: Donna Ross; Diane (Eugene) Scrobe; his grandchildren: Kevin (Marlene) Fulawka, Keith (Cindy) Fulawka, Louise (Kevin) Burkholder, Lindsay Fulawka and Leanne (Sean) Dreger; Davina (Gunnar) Passmore; Michael (Brenda) Ross; Aaron (Erin) Scrobe; Ashley Scrobe; his great grandchildren: Gayle Fulawka; Sarah, Amanda and Dawson Burkholder; Braden Dreger; Keegan Passmore and Jennifer and Daniel Ross; one great grandchild, Taylor Fulawka; his brothers: Leslie (Violet) McDonald; Alex (Muriel) McDonald; Laird McDonald; Roy McDonald; his sister, Ruby Olson and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Mildred Olive (nee Strudlin) December 13, 1914 - March 17, 2012. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Mildred Olive McDonald, Raymore, SK and formerly Dysart SK, widow of Traval McDonald, died at the age of 97 years. Cremation with a graveside service and lunch to be held in Dysart at a later date. Predeceased by husband Traval, daughter Darlene Fulawka; parents Oliver and Mina Studlin; sister Olga Bolken and son-in-law Ernie Fulawka. Mildred is survived by daughters Donna Ross and Diane (Eugene) Scrobe; Maurice Patenaude (spouse of Darlene Fulawka); brother Arvid (Steva) Studlin; sister-in-law Ruby Olson; brothers-in-law Alex (Muriel) McDonald and Laird McDonald; grandchildren: Kevin (Marlene) Fulawka, Keith (Cindy) Fulawka, Louise (Kevin) Burkholder, Lindsay Fulawka, Leanne (Shawn) Dreger, Davina (Gunnar) Passmore, Michael Ross, Aaron (Erin) Scrobe, Ashley (Mamiko) Scrobe; great-grandchildren: Gayle Fulawka ( Guy Clark), Sarah, Amanda, and Dawson Burkholder, Brayden Dreger, Keegan Passmore, Jennifer and Daniel Ross, Lukas and Logan Scrobe; great-great-grandchildren: Taylor, Jordon and Avry Clark, Bently (Burkholder) Barraud. Mildred is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
- Georgette (nee Dolha) McEachern passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the age of 70 years. She was predeceased by her parents William Christie and Alexandra "Lena" Dolha. Georgette was born in Dysart, Saskatchewan, and had been a resident of the Enderby area since 1992. She will be lovingly remembered by her, partner Raymond Morgan and family, Bill McEachern of Idaho, USA, Cindy and Lorne Templeton and children Nicole and Erin of Regina, SK, Rhonda McEachern and children Devon and Brianna of Salmon Arm, B.C. and Jody and Peter Corley and children Darby and Kellen of Salmon Arm, B.C. Georgette had a zest for life, a passion for cooking, loved music and her unique sense of humor will be forever missed by all. The family wishes to express immense gratitude to Dr. Allison Rankin for her compassion, caring and dedication. Many thanks to the staff of Oakside Manor for the care given to Georgette in her last few months. A celebration of life service will be held on April 25, 2008 at 1:00pm at the Legion in Enderby BC. Cremation with interment to follow later in Saskatchewan.
- Julia (nee Huculak). On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, Julia passed away peacefully, in the Pasqua Hospital, with her loving family by her side, at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1961; infant daughter, Lillian; son, Wallace; parents, John and Mary Huculak; two brothers, Nick and Peter and four sisters, Margaret, Cora, Annie and Pauline. Julia is survived by her five children, Velma (Maurice) Van Buekenhout, Delphine (Jack) Michlik, Gladys (Jack) Herzberger, Eric (Marlene) Mellnick and Bob (Carol) Mellnick; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Leonew; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Sunday, February 9, 2003 at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, February 10, 2003 at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church with Fr. Bob MacKenzie as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Kronsberg R.C. Cemetery.
- Delphine Margaret (nee Mellnick) February 23, 1934 - September 23, 2011. Delphine passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 77 years. She was predeceased by Lillian, an older sister at infancy; her younger brother, Wallace and her parents, Joseph and Julia Mellnick. Delphine will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jack of 57 years; son, Albert and his children, Cassandra, Dallas and Clinton; daughter, Bev (Ken) Spanier and their daughter, Sheena (Nick) Campbell and children, Karamie and Zada and their youngest daughter, Janesse Spanier; daughter, Joanne (Maurice) Dureault and their daughter, Jelienne (Garnett) Unger and children, Hudson and Manning and their son, Bryce Dureault. She is also survived by her sisters, Velma (Maurice) VanBuekenhout, Gladys (Jack) Herzberger; brothers, Eric (Marlene) Mellnick and Robert (Carol) Mellnick; sister-in-law, Donna Nameth, as well as her many special nieces and nephews. Mom was an avid flower grower and gardener with a green thumb all the way up to her shoulder. She also loved baking and cooking in industrial-sized proportions. She always rolled out the red carpet with hospitality for her extended family, friends, and neighbors. People always came first with her. Delphine was also noted for her understated wit. Mom loved playing card and board games with her grandchildren and spending precious quality time with her great-grandchildren. Mom also never met a game of bingo she didn't like. Delphine was a good old-fashioned "Leave It to Beaver" kind of wife and mom. Delphine's Life will be Celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Dysart, SK.
- Carol Marie (nee Meyerhoffer) January 30, 1945 - July 31, 2012. Carol passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital with family by her side. Carol was predeceased by her parents Rose and Mike Meyerhoffer; two brothers, Robert and Jerry Meyerhoffer. She is survived by her loving husband Ken Miller, Dysart, SK.; son Aaron (Margo) Chamney, Phoenix, Arizona; sister Marianne Schuette, Regina; brothers: Edwin (Eileen) Meyerhoffer, Claresholm, AB. and Ken (Darlene) Meyerhoffer, Qu'Appelle, SK.; brother-in-law Glenn (Heather) Miller, Brampton, Ont.; sister-in-law Marie Meyerhoffer, Regina; also numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. At Carol's request there will be no service. Cremation with a family interment at a later date.
- Marilyn (nee Van Luven), late of Dysart, Saskatchewan, passed away November 11, 2000 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK with her family by her side. She was born July 18, 1935. Marilyn worked alongside her husband Bob on the farm for 46 years. Throughout her life Marilyn was involved in many community activities; the curling and skating rink, the Legion Auxiliary and many fund raising projects. She loved to curl, fish and go camping. One of her favorite pastimes was going to bingo with her friends. She was a champion crib player and loved card games of all sorts. Marilyn fought a courageous 7-year battle with cancer. As a gambler she opted to gain a few more years with her family. Marilyn is predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Jim Bradshaw, father Roy Van Luven; stepbrothers: Tom Bradshaw, Jim Bradshaw and step-sister Gladys Yanulik. She is survived by her husband Bob; daughter Judy (Walter) Helperl of St. Walburg, SK; son Bill (Donna) Mitchell of Regina; and daughter Tammy Mitchell of Dysart; her grandchildren: Melissa Helperl (Mike Duriez), Jeff (Teresa) Helperl, Candace and Kahla Mitchell, and Devan Mitchell; great grandchild Jaedin Duriez; brothers: Clare (Lillian) Van Luven of Fort Qu'Appelle, Charlie (Helen) Van Luven of Lipton; half sister Norma (Tom) Flemming of Strathmore, AB; step brother Jack (Anne) Bradshaw of Dysart; step sister Marg McLean of Regina; brother-in-law: Dennis Mitchell of Dysart; sisters-in-law: Gladys (John) Petrar and Ida Beckett, both of Dysart; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has been arranged. The Anglican Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. George Archer, officiating. Interment will follow in McDonald Hills Cemetery.
- Robert William passed away at the age of 79, on Monday, June 21, in the ICU at the Regina Pasqua Hospital, after spending a few days at the Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital. Robert was born on June 1, 1931, in Cupar, SK. Robert took over the family farm in Dysart, SK, at the age of 17, and was still actively farming. He was involved in many community events. He had a passion for hockey and curling. Robert was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Lions Club for many years, and was a long time season ticket holder and fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Robert was predeceased by his wife Marilyn, his sisters Christina and Grace. Robert is survived by his children; Judy (Walter) Helperl, Bill (Donna) Mitchell, Tammy Mitchell (Darcie), grandchildren; Melissa (Mike) Duriez, Jeff (Teresa) Helperl, Candace Mitchell (Troy), Kahla (Corey) Gorrill, Devan Mitchell (Tanya) and Chase Dickson, siblings; Gladys (John) Petrar, Ida Beckett and Dennis Mitchell, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will held Friday, June 25, 2010 at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church in Dysart, at 1:00 pm, with lunch to follow in the Dysart School Gym. Interment after lunch, at the McDonald Hills Cemetery.
- Steve W. (December 4, 1918 - February 9, 2012). On Thursday, February 9, 2012, Steve Molesky passed away at the age of 93 years, at the Golden Prairie Nursing Home, in Indian Head. He was predeceased by his father William; mother Mary; sisters Annie, Mary, Daisy and Emily; and daughter Pearl, at infancy. Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Agnes; five children Don (Margaret), Diane (Pat), Darlene (Larry), Debbie (Brian) and Delphine (Brian); eight grandchildren Evan, Stephen (Sharon), Beth (John), Curtis (Shelley), Lisa (Kent), Kevin, Kelsey (John), and Kyle; and seven great grandchildren Julie, Nicholas, Joshua, Justin, Nathan, Kale, and Jake. Steve is also survived by his brother Nick (Anne); sisters Katie, Irene and Caroline; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Steve was born on December 4, 1918, on the farm at Dysart, SK. He grew up on the family farm, getting his education at Sambor School until Grade 8 when he had to stop to help out on the farm. At 21, he moved to Brantford, but returned back to the farm when his dad took sick. Steve met his wife, Agnes, at a friend's wedding. About six months later they met again at a school dance. They married on February 11, 1943. They had six children. Their first child, Pearl, died in infancy. Steve and Agnes settled on the farm north of Dysart in 1949 and remained there for 29 years. During that time Steve drove the school bus for 13 years. "Good Morning, Mr. Molesky! " was a familiar phrase every school morning. Steve and Agnes retired from the farm in 1977 and moved to Regina, where they lived until 2010. Steve spent the last two years in the excellent care of the staff at Golden Prairie Nursing Home in Indian Head, for which the family expresses heartfelt thankfulness. Steve's passion was playing the fiddle. He learned to play by ear at the age of 15 years. He had an amazing ability to listen to a tune, whistle it a bit, pick up the fiddle, and before long be playing the entire tune, note for note. He remembered and played numerous tunes, all without the ability to read music. There was nothing Steve enjoyed more than playing at weddings, house parties and school dances with his brother, Nick, who played the belly mandolin, banjo and guitar. Over the years, Steve played with several different bands at weddings, anniversaries, New Year's celebrations, and other occasions. Steve always enjoyed when people got up to dance to his music. Even after Alzheimer's took away his memories of his family, the last thing it was able to take away was Steve's ability to whistle a tune or play the fiddle. PRAYERS will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St., Regina, SK on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Myrna Marie (nee Schuster) was born August 15, 1937 in Dysart, SK. She passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the age of 72 years after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Bud; and her parents Elizabeth and Ferdinand Schuster. Myrna will be greatly missed by her three daughters Jackie (Sean) Monteith-Flynn of Regina, SK, Bonnie Monteith of Calgary, AB and Michele (Fred) Monteith-Filzi of Calgary, AB; five grandchildren Kailey, Kylle and Karly Flynn of Regina, SK; and Saverio (Sam) and Sofia Filzi of Calgary, AB; brothers Merv (Ann) Schuster of Regina, SK and Morris (Brenda) Schuster of Moosomin, SK; sisters-in-law Tillie McTaggart of Moose Jaw, SK and Charlotte (Ed) Kovalak of Kamloops, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Myrna was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a gift for making people feel special. Her generous and fun loving spirit will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
- Rita Katherine (nee Konecsni), late of Regina and formerly of Dysart passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years on Monday, October 29, 2007 with her family by her side. Rita is predeceased by her husband Albert; children Cyril and Michelle; parents Alex and Caroline Konecsni; sisters Mary and Julia and brothers John and Nicholas. Rita is survived by her five children; daughter Connie (Marvin) McKay; daughter Wendy (Robert) Matthews and their children, Rob (Nicole Rodriguez) and Scott; son Greg (Joan) and their children Kyle and Jamie; son Stephen (Lee) and their children, Lisa, Shawn and Blake; daughter Anne (Troy) Lutz; sisters Helen, Noreen and Mona; brothers Raymond (Mary) and Joe (Marlene); in-laws Bernadine, Harold (Shirley) and Evangeline (Henry). Rita married Albert on October 22, 1947 and farmed in the Dysart area until they retired in 1993. Following Albert's passing in 1999, Rita moved to Regina to be closer to her family. She was very active in her community and church and extremely devoted to her family. Her special interests included bowling, singing with the Territorial 49er's and visiting with friends and family. She will be sadly missed by her loving family. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Claddagh Manor and the doctors and nurses in the C.C.U. at the Regina General Hospital. Prayers will be said on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. at Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N., Regina. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Family R.C. Church, with Rev. R. MacKenzie and Rev. B. Fahlman, con-celebrants. Interment will follow in the Kronsberg Cemetery near Dysart.
- Hildegard Justina "Hilda" (nee Grohs) passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her father John and mother Mary; her beloved husband Thomas in 1996; brothers John, Joseph and Michael and sister Hedwig, she is survived by her sister Erma (Chess) (Gerald) Dempsey and numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Dysart, SK, Hilda received her schooling in Dysart and following her graduation from Grey Nuns School of Nursing in 1947 she was employed at the Pasqua Hospital (formerly Grey Nuns) as Head Nurse in Emergency until her retirement in 1963. Hilda was a gentle soul who loved to cook and bake, enjoyed reading, was exceptionally skilled at petit point and will be remembered for her generous nature and her love of animals, especially cats. She maintained many long-term friendships throughout her life. At Hilda's request, a private service for immediate family was held. Those wishing to make a donation in Hilda's memory may do so to a charity of choice. Hilda's family gratefully acknowledges and is thankful for the compassionate care provided by the nurses and Dr. Kish Lyster on floor 5F of RGH. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you, that spirit Looking out of other eyes, talking to you in the familiar things she touched, worked with, loved as familiar friends. She lives on in your life and in the lives of all the others who knew her.
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- Gerald passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in Regina, SK. at the age of 67 years. Gerald was predeceased by his father, Peter and his son, Ian. Left to cherish Gerald's memory are son Ted (Charlene), grandson John Joshua, mother Anne, brother Eugene (Marilyn), nephew Peter (Diane) Nokonechny and their children Brooke and Bree; nephew Justin (Nonnie) Nokonechny and their children Brydon and Sydnee; niece Stacey (Courtney) Nachbaur; aunts Bessie Bubyn of Lipton, Mary (Louis) Halbgewachs of Dysart, Doris Bubyn of Fort Qu'Appelle, Faye Nakonechny of Regina, Nora Nakonechny of Dysart, and numerous other relatives and friends. Gerald loved the outdoors hunting, fishing and farming. He took great pride in the family farm at Dysart being recognized with the Century Family Farm Award. Yet, his greatest love was his grandson John Joshua. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home 3101 Dewdney Avenue, with Rev. Fr. Leonard J. Romanow, celebrant.
- Marilyn Ann (nee Sprentz) Nokonechny passed away peacefully on March 6, 2011 in Regina at the age of 66 years. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Clarence and Hedwig Sprentz. Left to remember Marilyn is her husband Eugene of 42 years. Her sons Peter (Diane), Justin (Nonnie); daughter Stacey (Courtney) Nachbaur; grandchildren Brydon, Sydnee, Brooke and Bree; her twin brothers Jim (Margo), and Tim; Mother-in-law Anne Nokonechny, Aunt Erma (Gerry) Dempsy; special friend Con, nephews and cousins, as well as Marilyn's pets Lyza and Crackers. Marilyn was born and raised in Dysart, obtained a BA in Education from the U of S, and taught both high school and GED. Marilyn then worked at Sears for 20 years prior to retirement. She was a lifelong Roughriders season ticket holder, fan, and supporter through the good and the bad. She loved her home and yard at Pasqua Lake and loved to travel. Marilyn's family would like to thank Dr. Kakumanu, Dr. Clein and Dr Johnson, as well as the nurses at Allan Blair Clinic, Oncology ward, and Palliative Care unit at the Pasqua Hospital. Their care was simply amazing.
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- Muriel Isabella, late of Cupar, Saskatchewan, formerly of the Dysart District in Saskatchewan passed away on Monday, September 11, 2000 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Thomas and daughter Joyce. Muriel will be lovingly remembered by her family, son James (Margaret) and their daughter Rhea (Brad), son-in-law Joe and his children, Ken, Sherry (Barrie) and Ron (Tanya Hutton) and great-grandchildren Jared and Jaclyn; sister Betty (John); brothers Tommy (Joyce), Norman (Vivian) as well as many other family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at the Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar, Saskatchewan on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Visitation will take place in the hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the McDonald Hills Cemetery, Dysart, Sask.
- Edmund Ottenbreit, age 78 years passed away on June 16, 2008. Edmund is survived by his loving daughter, Leslie; sisters, Kay Badowich of Regina, Annie (Pete) O'Zero of Revelstoke, B.C. and one brother in law, Calvin (Anita) Curley of Camrose, AB as well as numerous in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his wife, Lorraine (nee Curley); parents, John and Appolonia (nee Klein); sisters, Eleanor, Mary and one infant sister; brothers, Albert, George, John and Joe. He was born in Dysart, SK on September 9, 1929. Farming, family and friends were Ed's passions. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Holy Child R.C. Parish, 2636 7th Ave. E., Regina, SK with Fr. John Weckend officiating.
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- Walter "Wally" Pasieka, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. died December 11, 2004 at Fort Qu'Appelle from natural causes. A public service will be held in St. John's Anglican Church, Fort Qu'Appelle on January 14, 2005 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. George S. Archer officiating. Lunch to follow in St. John's Hall. A private interment will take place in Dysart Cemetery. Wally was born in 1920, one of nine children to John and Mary (Korol) Pasieka in Swan Plain, Sask. Wally was predeceased by his wife Mary (Antonio) in 1993; special friend Edna Ruzika in 2002 and all his siblings. He is survived by his three daughters: Gloria, Darlene and Shirley and by his grandchildren: Sarah, Erin, Josh, Levi, Dorian, Jerrica and Alyssa.
- Elaine (nee Gherasim) July 7, 1932 - October 12, 2006. Born Dysart, Sask. died Whistler, BC. Elaine did her schooling in Regina, went on to college and graduated as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing in Saskatchewan, Prince Rupert and moved to New Westminster where she met her future husband Rob Patterson. She had 4 children in Cloverdale, BC and in 1975 the family moved to a farm near Van Kleek Hill, Ontario where she practiced her nursing skills raising calves. In 1992, the children had now left home and her husband had retired so they decided on a sailing life in the summer and winters at Whistler. Elaine, who couldn't swim and had a fear of the water, became an excellent sailor and navigator. She cruised all the Great Lakes, the East coast of Canada and the United States, crossed the Atlantic and sailed around Ireland and the Scottish coast, the canals of Holland and France to the Mediterranean Sea, the coasts of Italy, Malta, Greece and Croatia. Meanwhile in the winters, this lady of the prairies became an excellent skier as well as telemarking in the backcountry. At Whistler, she was a volunteer host on the mountain, worked for the museum and various charities and was a long time member of the Weasels helping to put on World Cup and Canadian Championship Ski Racing. She was game for any challenge, from traversing Shale Face in the old days to ski the powder of West Bowl, to inner-tubing down rivers in Sumatra dodging water buffalo. This beautiful, strong, adventurous and loving woman is survived by her husband, Rob Patterson of Whistler, three sons, Scott (Jennifer) of Whistler, Craig (Moona) of Bangalore, India, Casey of Nelson and daughter Lisa of Toronto and four grandchildren, Caitlin and Ryan of Whistler, Zak and Munita of Bangalore. She will be missed terribly by her sisters Connee Gherasim and Margaret Gherasim of Regina, Marilyn (Wayne) Rice of White Rock, and brothers Ed (Delores) Gherasim of Regina and Neil Gherasim of Calgary as well as many nieces, nephews and friends across Canada and around the world.
- Don. On May 20, 2012, Don Petrar passed away at Kamloops BC. He is survived by his partner and companion Darla, who he cherished. By his daughter Andrea (Rob), son Steve (Mackenzie), stepson Dawson, and granddaughter Lucy, and by his first love and the mother of his children Jan. Don was predeceased by his parents Con and Betty, and his brother Keith.Don was born in Regina, and grew up on the family farm near Dysart. He was a proud son in the Romanian community and never forgot his roots and his heritage. He moved to Kamloops BC with his family in 1989. Don loved his children and his granddaughter deeply; his pride in them knew no bounds. He was an outstanding father. Don loved to travel and explore, and he loved the outdoors. Don enjoyed cooking for his friends and family - so long as he was cooking cabbage rolls, creamed chicken with mamaliga, or chicken noodle soup, that is. He may have been the only person alive to consider dill a food group, and no matter what the recipe called for, it always needed a little more garlic. Don did many things in his life, from banker to camp cook, from businessman to bakery manager. But what he really was was a dreamer. He was a poet, and a romantic, who dreamed of someday writing the next great novel. Forever a jokester, his elaborate tall tales were delivered with such gusto that even the most serious face in the audience (usually his son) couldn't help cracking a smile when he reached the punch line. Everybody will miss him and his stories, but we know he is smiling down on us from above. No doubt, he's putting the finishing touches on the grandest whopper of them all - to share when we're together again. All those who knew Don, and those who's lives he touched, are invited to join us for a memorial service and celebration of his life at 3 pm, Saturday August 25 2012, at the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina.
- George. On Saturday, October 29, 2011 George Petrar of Dysart, SK passed away at the age of 83 years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist RC Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Reymundo Asis & Rev. Robert Mackenzie celebrants. Interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery Dysart, SK. Predeceased by his parents Nicolae & Domnica Petrar; siblings Dumitru (infancy), Margaret Kurtz & brother-in-law John George. George is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Veronica and his children Dawn (Peter) Rumancik and their family, Joel and Mark, James (Cori) Petrar and their family, Nick and Joelle, Janice (Jeff) Giesbrecht and their daughter Allixandria; brother John (Gladys) Petrar; sister Mary George; brother-in-law Ernie Kurtz as well as many nephews & nieces.
- Peter Pilipchock passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Predeceased by his parents Theodozia and Peter; his sisters Mary (Michael) Komar, Ann, Katherine (Joseph) Halbgewachs, Rosalyn Sotkowy; brother-in-law John Deneschuk. Peter is survived by his sister Theresa Deneschuk and brother-in-law Joseph Sotkowy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter took great joy in farming from an early age, and took pride in bringing in a bountiful harvest. Visits from nieces, nephews and friends were greatly appreciated. Prayers will be held on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, Regina with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Dysart, SK at 2:00 p.m.
- Jean Catherine (nee Lanoway) 1932 - 2013, late of Regina, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her father Leo in 1937; beloved mother Margaret in 1977; brother John in 1999; and sister Anne in 2008. Also brother-in-law Robert in 2001; niece Shelley in 1965; and nephew Douglas in 2004. Jean is survived by her son Randy Poloyko of Regina; daughter Cynthia Louden and son-in-law Daniel of Portland, Oregon; sister Mary Lanoway of Fort QuíAppelle; brother Donald Lanoway of Dysart; sister Helen Vogt of Brandon, MB; as well as nephew Richard (Eileen) of Oakville, ON; special nieces Beverley Burgess of Abbey and Sandra Caron (Damone) of Swift Current; as well as numerous cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and good friends. Jean was born on the family farm near Dysart, SK. At age 17, she moved to Regina to commence her work as a legal secretary at the law firm of Cross, Jonah, Hugg and Forbes. Later, she continued her legal secretary work part-time from home, while being a full-time mother. She took great pride in helping others and was of kind service to many. Her life in later years was one of simple pleasures and increasing devotion to her Lord. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peterís R.C. Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Baptist Okai, celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Helen (nee Scrope). On Tuesday, May 28, 2002 Helen Powers, late of Regina, Sask., passed away suddenly at the age of 79 years. She was predeceased by her husband Charlie Powers in 1986; her parents; stepbrothers Steve, John (Billie) and George; sisters Mary (Steve) and Anna (Herb); brothers Henry (Ida) and Dan and sister-in-law Anne Scrob. Helen is survived by her daughters Lois (Jerry), Sharron and her son Bill (Sharon); granddaughters Shauna and Brooke; great-granddaughter Hunter who was the joy of her life and Helen's brother Bill as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was born on December 25, 1922 and was raised in the Fox Hills District, Dysart, SK. She will be sadly missed by her family and her many friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Mr. Jim Freeman, officiating. The Interment will follow in the Disley Cemetery, Disley, SK. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- Eva (nee Costescu). Born at Fox Hills, Saskatchewan on September 13, 1916. Departed this life on November 12, 2001 in the Elm View nursing home in Regina where she spent her last few days. Eva had been a resident of Queen Victoria Estates prior to that time. She was predeceased by her husband Alex and a baby son Romey; her parents Persida and George Costescu, four brothers George, Bert, John and Steve, three sisters; Mary, Helen and Loriene and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her son Don and his wife Virginia; Granddaughter Lisa (Matthew) great grandchildren; Luke and Kate; Grandson Brent (Leslie) and great grandchildren; Alexandra, Daniel, Austin and Elisha; her brother Nick (Eva) Costescu and sister Libby Scheuer as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Eva grew up in the Dysart area, and attended school at Fox Hills and lived on the family farm near there. She married Alex Punga in 1936 and they resided at Wood Mountain, Sask. until 1978 when they retired and moved to Regina. Eva attended Transfiguration of out Lord Romanian Orthodox Church at Wood Mountain and then St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Regina. Eva was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliaries at both locations and enjoyed working with the ladies preparing food for Church events. Eva was a wonderful Mother, a super Grandma and a great "Bunica" to all her family and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral Service will be held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral 2005 Edgar St. at 10:00 AM on Saturday November 17, 2001. Prayers to be held at Helmsing Funeral Chapel at 7:00 PM on Friday November 16. Interment at The Transfiguration of our Lord Cemetery, Wood Mountain, at 2:00 PM Saturday November 17, 2001 with Rev. Father John Mancantelli presiding.
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- Felicia Regel (July 16, 1906 - January 17, 2011). Little Grandma, after 104 years on this earth departed to be with her husband and brothers on Monday, January 17, 2011. She was born on July 16, 1906 in Konigsau, Poland, now in the Ukraine. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in February, 1946; her son-in-law, Bill in 1998; six brothers and numerous in-laws. Although small in stature, she was strong in spirit. Felicia loved to garden, embroider, travel and was an avid walker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and helping out on the farm. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Emily and her children: Julie (Joe) Anton and their daughters, Jennifer and Jolene; Joe (Leila) Brodner and their children, Daniel, Mark and Teri; Bill and Ann. Funeral Mass to celebrate Felicia's life will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, in Dysart, SK at 10:00 AM. The celebrants will be Rev. Reymundo Asis and Rev. Robert McKenzie with interment at St. Henry's Kronsberg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those so wishing can make donations to St. John the Baptist Memorial Fund. The family would like to express a special thanks to the Cupar Shalom Nursing Home for the care given to our mom/grandmother during her years with them.
- Mary Ethel passed away at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home in Regina on January 6, 2005 at the age of 97. Mary was predeceased by: her parents John P. Reyda and Frances (Verzal); brothers John G. and Elizabeth (Schmidt), Vincent and Eunice (Porter); sisters Helen (Thomas) Barrington, Genevieve (Will) Walters and Eva (Les) Morgan; nieces Frances Hector and Jeannette Weston and nephew Kenneth Walters and her very close friend of many years, Janet Haney, She is survived by nephews Raymond (Christine) Reyda of Regina, Courtney (Nancy) Reyda of Winnipeg, and nieces Delphine (William) Portlock of Calgary Rita (Stanley) Macknack of Dysart and Norman Hector of Fort Qu'Appelle and Bruce Weston of Regina along with twenty grand and thirtytwo great-grand nieces and nephews. Mary was born on the family homestead at Dysart, Saskatchewan on December 31, 1907. She attended Gardiner School, a oneroom rural school, then completed High School in Dysart. Following secretarial training at Scott Collegiate in Regina, Mary was employed at Simpson's Department Store, where she worked for forty years, retiring in 1967. The last ten years of her career at Simpson's were spent as Credit Manager Aunt Mary was a walker, a traveler and a photographer. She and Janet Haney traveled extensively in Canada and the USA with Hawaii being a favourite vacation spot. She was a devout Catholic and provided many hours of service to Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Funeral Service will take place at Santa Maria Chapel, 4215 Regina Avenue at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2005 with Father Neil Osiowy officiating. Private interment at Regina Memorial Gardens will take place at a later time.
- Winston Moreton passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father Alfred in 1972; mother Irene in 1995 and his long time companion Cecila Schreiner in 2008. Winston leaves to mourn his passing, sons Darrell & Calvin; daughters Brenda & Johanne; grandchildren Jordan, Angie, Alton, Adison, Kyla & Saxsin; greatgranddaughter Nevaeh; brothers Alex (Isabelle), Harry (Kim); sisters Dorthy I. Rhead & Margaret Nagy as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and friends. Winston was born on May 7, 1941 on the family farm south of Lestock, SK. He attended Millersdale School and worked on the family farm until he left to spend many years in the construction industry. The family requests that no flowers be sent and those that wish can make a donation to the Canada Cancer Society in Winston's memory. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK with Rev Derek Nicholls officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at McDonald Hills Cemetery, north of Dysart SK.
- John Roman, late of Regina, formerly of Dysart Sask., passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the age of 64 years. John was predeceased by his parents Katie, March 17, 2000 and Marine, August 6, 1977, grandson Bradley, June 3, 1999. John is survived by his son Darren (Michelle) of Regina, daughter Brenda (Roland) Caldwell of Trossachs, SK, grandchildren, Chantel, Melissa, Joey and Brodie, great-granddaughter, Chanelle, brothers, Nick (Arliss), Portland, Oregon, George (Marianne) Calgary and Richard (Jenny), Regina, sisters, Eva Roman, Dysart and Ann (Al) Henry, Edmonton also numerous nieces nephews and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask., with Rev. Daniel Nenson, officiating. Interment to follow in St. George Orthodox Cemetery, Dysart, Sask. A Visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, 2005 from 7:30 P.M. 8:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
- Margaret (nee Kyle) 1926 - 2004. It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our Aunt Mrs. Margaret Russu who passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at the age of 78 years after a short battle with pneumonia. Her family and friends will miss her. Mrs. Russu was born and raised in Dysart, SK. She lived in Regina and worked for many years with her brother Bill at Kyle's Sporting Goods before moving to Winnipeg, MB and Kelowna, BC, prior to making her residence in Calgary. Margaret is survived by two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (William) Kyle of Regina, SK and Doris (Walter) Kyle of St. Louis, MO; three nieces and two nephews, Joanne (Monty) Fruman of Calgary, Doris (Gary) Reed of Seattle, WA, Janice Kyle of Regina, Bill (Cathy) Kyle of Regina, and Doug (Patricia) Kyle of Saskatoon, SK. She is also survived by grandnieces and grandnephews, Rae-Leen and Kyle Remenda of Calgary, Jordy and Will Kyle of Regina and Courtnee and Kaylyn Kyle of Saskatoon. She was so proud of grandnieces and nephews and the great accomplishments that they achieved in sports, scholastics and community. She loved to hear daily reports of their entire goings-on. Her humour and laughter will be greatly missed by us all. Her dear bright blue eyes and cheerful face are pleasant to recall. She had a loving word for each and died beloved by all. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S, Crowfoot Chapel, Calgary, AB. on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 2:30 P.M.
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- Noreen (nee Knoecsni) Schmidt. Noreen passed away early Saturday morning, February 11, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph and 2 sons Robert and Gerald; her brothers and sisters Nick, Bruno, Mary, Rita and Helen; her parents Alex and Carolyn Konecsni. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, June (Nick) of Regina, Ken (Colleen) Schmidt of Penticton; her 4 grandchildren, Scott, Ross, Tracey, Terry; 5 great-grandchildren Crystal, Indigo, Trinity, Chyna and Allie. Noreen was born September 14, 1920 at Dysart, SK. She raised her family at Southey, SK, then moved to Wappella, SK until her retirement and then moved to Regina. She was very involved in her church serving as an organist, choir member and a member of the C.W.L. She was very active entertaining with the 49ers Group. She was a great seamstress and a crafty person. Prayers will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM at St. Cecilia R.C. Church, 5036 7th Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Frank Joseph beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away after a brave struggle with cancer on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 just three days short of celebrating 65 years of marriage. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Ruby; one son, Maurice (Cindi); daughters, Trina (Bob), Sandra (Glen), Colleen, Marilyn (Pat) and Cheryl (Ken); seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Also, surviving are brothers, Herb (Jean) and Al (Anne); sister, Elsie (Ted) Schulhauser; sister in law, Kay Schonhoffer. Frank was predeceased by infant twins, Jeanne and Jacqueline; brother, Bill; sisters, Esther (Emil Donovel) and Eleanor (Frank Hartl); parents, Henry and Katherine. Frank was born in Kamsack, SK on February 20, 1916 and moved to Dysart to the Kronsberg district as an infant. After farming for several years he moved his family to Regina in 1953 where he worked with Claude Neon signs until retirement in 1977. After retiring he and Ruby spent 18 happy winters in Florida, Texas and Arizona. They traveled from coast to coast in Canada, most states in the U.S.A., Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Yukon and North West Territories. In later years, Frank enjoyed visiting and playing cards with friends and relatives. We will miss this quiet, gentle and kind man. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 29, 2007 at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina, SK, with Fr. Norm Marcotte as Celebrant. The family is grateful and wishes to thank Dr. Clein and the palliative care nurses, Fr. Norm and lay people who helped the family at this time. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- Elizabeth "Elsie". Born Dysart, Sask, Jan. 23, 1918 Passed away at Kelowna, B.C. on March 5, 2008.
- Rosa Julia (nee Konechny) was born in Regina on March 10, 1906. At a very young age she moved to Dysart. In 1926 Rose married Rudy Schuster and they farmed in the Dysart Cupar area. In 1950 they moved to Saskatoon. In 1983 Rudy passed away, so when Rose sold their home on Lansdowne she moved into St. Volodymyr. In January 2004 she made her final move to St. Ann's. Rose enjoyed gardening; cooking, baking, sewing and crocheting. The grandchildren just loved to go to Grandma's house for her fabulous meals. Rose is survived by her 3 children: Doreen Duerr; Hubert (Anita) of Saskatoon; Lucille (Eugene) Lamb of Dauphin; 10 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren; and by her half sister Agnes Prokop of Regina; sisters-in-law Lucy Schuster of Edmonton and Edna Konechny of Everett, Wash.; plus many nieces and nephews. Rose's death occurred at her residence on December 29th, 2004. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2004 at the Chapel of St. Ann's Senior Citizens Village by Rev. Matthew Hertz OMI. Rite of Committal will follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery. Special thanks to the caring staff at St. Ann's.
- Donald Edwin, It is with great sadness that the family of Don Schwartz announces his passing after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Don passed away on November 27, 2008 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his father, August Schwartz; father-in-law, Wenzel Exner; mother-in-law, Mary Exner & brother-in-law, Denis Exner. He is survived by the love of his life & best friend of 46 years Joan. His five children & their families, Shelley (Phil Mackenzie) Sullivan, Tim (Michelle Garrett, Delaney, Tucker, Trinity & Mike Moran), Karla (Bill Dane & Cole Knudsen), Kelly (Renee Gatlin, Brayden, Linden, McKenna), Kevin (Darla Dawson & Davis) all of whom he was so very proud; Mother, Lena Schwartz; Sisters Darlene (Mike) Hildebrand, Janice (Gordon) Dumba, Gail Foord & Karen (Hovard) Heimdal; sister-in-law, Nel Exner & numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. Don raised his family on a farm south of Dysart. He was always a very active member in the church & community. In 1989, Don & Joan left the farm & moved to Melville where Don worked with Sask. Crop Insurance. Then in 1995, Don & Joan moved to Southey where Don continued working with Sask. Crop Insurance until he retired in 2004. He continued to enjoy his part-time work with Lee Funeral Home up until he became ill this summer. Prayers will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008, at 7:00 pm at St. James R.C. Church in Southey, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 10:30 am at St. James R.C. Church in Southey, SK. A special thank you to Dr. Mary Bohn for your care & support of Don & our family during this difficult time. Thank you to Dr. Zwai, Medical Staff, Social Workers & Nursing Staff at Pasqua Hospital, Unit 3B & Palliative Care Unit for your care & support. Thank you to our friends & family for the many prayers & thoughts over the past 3 months. Special thanks to the staff at Lee Funeral Home.
- David Alexander Scott PhD., affectionately know as ""Dr. Dave"" went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 19, 2004, at the age of 69 years. He was predeceased by his father David George Scott. Left to fondly remember him are his wife Norma; daughter Shannon Scott, daughter Shelley (Paul) Penner and their children Ryan, Jaclyn and Christa, daughter Arlene (Edwin) Stinson and their children Kiersten, Courtney, and Taylor and son Malcolm (Krista) Scott and their children Abigail and Benjamin. Also left to remember David are his mother Ida Scott; siblings Elnor (Bill) Harrison, Margaret (Harvey) Stalwick, Melvin (Doris) Scott, and Maxine (Ron) Follick and their children as well as other family and friends. We are grateful to God for the more than three years given us with David following his cancer diagnosis. David was born in Rosetown, SK. and raised on the farm near Fiske. He attended high school at Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute at Outlook, SK. He received his B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon in 1959 and his PhD from the University of Regina in 1969. His teaching career started with public school in Midale, SK, and Weyburn, SK and continued with positions at Rochester, NY, Regina, SK and Moose Jaw, SK. He retired from teaching at the S.I.F.C. at the University of Regina in 1999 to live in Dysart, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the Lipton Evangelical Missionary Church, Lipton, SK, with Pastor Rudie Wiens, officiating. The Interment to follow in the Dysart Village Cemetery, Dysart, SK.
- Emily (nee Yaworski) July 4, 1920 - March 8, 2010. Emily late of Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK and formerly of Dysart, SK, passed away peacefully Monday, March 8, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Emily joins in heaven her husband Steve; son Theodore; parents Rosie & Nick; sister Ann Derkatch and brothers Leo & Mike. Emily will be forever missed by her children Josie (Ben) Czemeres and their children: Irene (Brian), Brad (Candace) & Ted (Marci) Irene(Don) and her children: Monica & Beryl (Paul) Meril (Carol) and their children: Jayelene (Fernando) & Mark (Andrea); 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister Kay Eyre & brother-in-law Tom (Kay) Nakonechny as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Emily was an excellent cook and excelled in fancy work & dress making. She kept very active (walking), loved bowling and all sports. Emily was always very involved in all church activities. Prayers will be held at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:00 P.M., Rev. Ken Greer, officiating. Funeral Mass will take place at St. John the Baptist Church, Dysart, SK on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 1:00 P.M., Rev. Bob Mckenzie, officiating. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
- Alberta M. (nee Schulhauser). On Monday, March 12, 2001, Alberta M. Smith, late of Dysart, Sask., passed away at the age of 91 years, in the Cupar & District Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Joseph; infant son; granddaughter Marie de Montreuil; great-granddaughter Kathryn Stephanson; brother Rudy Schulhauser and sister Molly Feigel. Alberta is survived by daughters Frances de Montreuil of White Rock, BC, Theresa (Leslie) Gettel of Grenfell, SK; sons Robert (Josephine) of Regina, Joseph (Sherry) of Granisle, BC; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters Betty Pesut and Olga Sager and brother Ted (Elsie) Schulhauser as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 16, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. in the St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. R. MacKenzie, celebrant. The Interment will follow in the St. John the Baptist R.C. Church Cemetery.
- Florence "Flo" (nee Golly) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at the age of 73 years. She was predeceased by her parents Steven and Christine Golly; and brother Matthew in infancy. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jerome; three daughters Melinda (Darryl) and their children Christine and Jacob; Glenda (Rene); and Bonnie and her children Jeremy and Emily; siblings Herb (Olga) Golly and Adeline (Bill) Owens, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence and Jerome farmed in the Dysart area for over 50 years. Florence worked as a driver for Regina Paratransit for 15 years. She was also very active in curling in Regina for 40 years. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
- William Carl. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our loving husband, father, and grandfather, William Carl Smith who passed away on Sunday January 29, 2006. William "Bill" was born February 5, 1938 at Dysart, Saskatchewan. He was 67 years old. He was predeceased by his parents John and Emily Schmidt, brothers Wilson, George, John, and Larry, brother-in-law Adam Gottfried, sisters-in-law, Jean Schmidt and Joyce Robson and parents-in-law, Irving and Maggie Belle Robson. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife of forty-one years, Bev; and their children Michelle (Tim) and daughter Ashley Laycock of Regina; Michael (Colleen) and daughters Julianne and Chanelle Smith of Calgary; and Raelynn (Tim) and son Ethan William Langford of Regina. Also left to cherish his memory are sisters Florence Gottfried of Regina; Isabel (John) Sali of Kelowna; Josephine (Lloyd) Zimmerman of Burnaby; Bernice Smith (Michael Glovasky) of Windsor; and Margaret (Pat) Meehan of Victoria; brothers Ernie (Lynda) Smith of Melfort; Ralph (Sandy) Smith of Winnipeg; Dan (Carol) Smith of Regina; sisters-in-law Ruth Smith of Regina and Henrietta Smith of Regina; Bev's brothers Don (Verley) Robson of Saskatoon; Bob (Marilyn) Robson of Prince Albert; and Keith (Marcie) Robson of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members. In the early 1960s, Bill worked for Royal Typewriters in Saskatoon and Regina. He also worked on the construction of several homes and spent a year working at Southey Motors. On July 4, 1964, Bill married Bev Robson in Regina, SK. Bill attended the University of Regina convocating with Bachelors degrees in Arts and Education. In his early teaching years, Bill taught in both Odessa and Regina. In 1967, he and Bev moved to Melville where he taught at Saint Henry's High School and Melville Comprehensive School for many years. Through the 1970s and 1980s, he and Bev raised their family of three children, Michelle, Michael, and Raelynn in Melville. He was involved in many community events and sporting activities including ball hockey, figure skating and swimming. He enjoyed several years in the accounting room at numerous figure skating competitions. Bill and Bev worked as a team at several regional competitions with Bev as Tech. Rep. and Bill as Chief Accountant. He became proficient in sharpening both figure and hockey skates As a member of the First United Church, Bill served several years on the Official Board and actively engaged in the projects of the A.O.T.S. Men''s Group. For a short time, Bill served as treasurer for the Melville Chapter of Superannuated Teachers and enjoyed attending the meetings when able. Bill loved to tinker with anything that was mechanical, electrical, computerized, or simply made of wood and screws. If something was broken or not working properly, chances were that he could fix it. His ingenuity and creative problem solving skills will be missed by his loved ones. Bill was an avid reader who also enjoyed bowling, curling, fishing, gardening, and meteorology. He had a brilliant quick mind and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. A funeral service will be held at the First United Church, 5th Avenue East, Melville, SK on Saturday February 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
- Rosalyn (nee Pilipchock) born March 24, 1931 in Dysart, Saskatchewan, passed away in Regina on Sunday, May 25, 2003. Rosalyn was predeceased by her parents Peter and Theodozia Pilipchock; sisters, Katherine Halbgewachs, Ann Pilipchock and Mary Komar; brothers-in-law, Joseph Halbgewachs, Mike Komar, John Denischuk, Stan Sotkowy, Frank Sotkowy and Tony Sotkowy. Rosalyn will be lovingly remembered and cherished by her devoted husband Joseph and her two sons, Warren and Lyndon; grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew; her brother Peter Pilipchock and her sister Theresa Denischuk; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was an enthusiastic volunteer in the community serving either as a leader or a door canvasser. She was dedicated to the Ukrainian community and was an active member of the Ukrainian Women's Organization and served on the board of directors of the Chaban Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. She loved all Ukrainian traditions and she often volunteered to teach embroidery or pysanky in Regina's schools, passing her love of Ukrainian culture to many children. She was often a catalyst in any project she was involved in and her dedication and enthusiasm was often infectious, she will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Prayers will be held Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Divine Liturgy will be held Friday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Joe of Regina, passed away Monday, July 5, 2004. Joe was born on the farm by Dysart, Sask. October 8, 1931. He was a good man, a quiet man who loved the land; gardening, his cottage, fishing, cooking, his family and his cat, Smokey. He'll be missed by his step-daughters, Jackie (Wilf) Foord and family, and Karen (Rick) Albert and family; his sister, Rose (John) Donnawell and family; as well as numerous step-grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Reception and private family interment will follow. The great care Joe received from the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5, encourages us to request donations made in Joe's memory in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home.
- Hedwig Elizabeth. On Sunday, October 15, 2000, Hedwig Elizabth Sprentz, late of Regina and for merly of Dysart passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Clarence; parents John and Grohs; three brothers: John, Joe and Mike. Hedwig is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Eugene) Nokonechny and their children Peter (Diane), Justin (Nonnie) and Stacey; two sons: Tim (his good friend Conrad), Jim (Teresa) and their son Jamie; three great grandchildren: Brydon, Sydnee and Brooke; and two sisters: Hilda and Erma. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 (TODAY) at 10:00 A.M. in the Holy Rosary Cathedral, Garnet and 13th Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Louis Kubash, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Mary (nee Benesh) passed away peacefully with her family in her heart on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the age of 76 years. Mary was born in Dysart and lived much of her life there. She was active on the family farm and in community affairs in the district. Mary was predeceased by her husband Constantine (Con) in 1988, father John Benesh in 1934, mother Annie in 1972, stepfather Paul Hornung in 1989, sister Molly in 1999 and brothers Rudy in infancy, and Edward in 1995. Mary is survived by her loving family, daughter, Debra (Barry), grandsons Colin and Christopher; son, John (Laura), granddaughter Amanda; sister Frieda Guadin of Calgary; brothers, Dave (Mary) Hornung, Ike (Louise) Hornung, of Regina; sister-in-law Yvonne Benesh of Saskatoon, brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw Bill (Gail) Stan; Nick (Mary) Stan; George (Jo-Ann) Stan; Eve (Ed) Hanson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Mary had a positive and nonjudgemental outlook, and could find the best in any situation. She was genuinely interested in people, and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. She was active with family, with golf, and with extension studies. She loved travelling, and spent a number of winters with Debra and her family in New Zealand. PRAYERS will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2003 at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East. The FUNERAL LITURGY will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at St. George's Romanian Orthodox Church, Dysart, Sask. The Very Reverend Father Daniel Nenson will officiate.
- Gerald George (September 7, 1943 - October 2, 2002) Jerry passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta after a valiant fight with Leukemia. He will lovingly be remembered by wife Viewlan, son Ehrich (Katherine) of Australia, son Gerald (Duei) of Korea, daughter Viewlan (Greg) of Sherwood Park, Alberta, and grandsons Ethan and Braden. Jerry also leaves to mourn his sister Judy (Lorne) Pinkerton of Calgary, nephews Korey and Tyler and great nephews Dryden and Dylan. Jerry was predeceased by son Cameron and his parents George & Mary Staruiala who resided in Dysart, Sask. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2002 at 5 p.m. at the Connelly/McKinley Funeral Home, Sherwood Park, AB.
- Maria "Mary" (nee Smadu) of Dysart, SK passed to eternal life on December 24, 2000. Mary was predeceased by her husband George, grandson Cameron, parents Dan and Eva Smadu, brother David, nephews Mark Smadu, and Lorne Czinkota. Mary leaves to mourn her son Gerald (Viewlan) of Sherwood Park, AB; daughter Judy (Lorne) Pinkerton of Calgary, AB; grandsons Korey and Tyler Pinkerton of Calgary, AB, Gerald (Duei) Staruiala of Ireland and Ehrich (Kathy) Staruiala of Australia; granddaughter Viewlan (Greg) Robins of Sherwood Park, AB; Great grandsons Dryden Pinkerton and Ethan Antonio Staruiala of Edmonton, AB. Mary also leaves behind brothers Stanley (Gloria), John (Louise), Peter (Annette) and George (Marlene); sisters Helen (John) Uhrich and Victoria Wagner. Her children Gerald and Judy always said no one spoiled their kids like grandma. No birthday or special occasion was ever forgotten by her. She will be missed by us all. Prayers will be held Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 7:00 PM in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be celebrated on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 10:00 AM in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, with Rev. Fr. Dan Nenson officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Walter (June 11, 1928 - March 29, 2013). On Friday, March 29, 2013, Walter Stecyk, beloved husband of Grace Stecyk, Dysart, SK., died at the age of 84 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK., on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation with interment at a later date. Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Anne Stecyk, sister, Ann Watson, brother-in-law, Allen Watson, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Les and Anne Watson, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Marge and Mike Fedorak. Walter is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace; son Greg (Pat); daughter Cathy; four grandsons: Christopher (Candi), Brendon (Ashleigh) and Devin (Kalene) Stecyk, and Cooper Ostlund, two great- grandchildren: Evan and Sara Stecyk; sister Olga (Joe) Lawrek, sisters-in-law Florence Dionne and Carol (Al) Todischuk. Also survived by his nieces and nephews.
- Mary (nee Oltean). On Monday, November 27, 2000 Mary Sulea, late of the Cupar Nursing Home and formerly of Dysart, Sask., passed away at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her mother and father Susannah and John Oltean, three infant daughters, her husband Bert, her son John, two sisters Anne Oltean and Tina Nikich, five brothers, John, Nick, Alex, Dan and Eli, and one granddaughter Wendy Stainback. Mary is survived by daughter Elaine (Mike) Fazakas of California, son Steve (Ethel) of Dysart, daughter Cecilia (Bill) Powell of California, two grandsons Ivan Sulea of Calgary and Jackie (Janice) Sulea of Dysart, two granddaughters Elaine Sulea of BC and Dr. Susanne Powell (Dr. Larry Paikoff) of California; 3 great granddaughters Megan, Caroline, Lauren, Jamie and Tina, 3 great grandsons Steve, Richard and Danny, 3 brothers George (Anne) Oltean of Ontario, Willie Oltean of B.C., and Dean (Eleanor) Oltean of Calgary. 2 sisters Helen (George) Gherasim of Ont. and Flora of Nova Scotia and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 1, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. at St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK with Rev. Fr. John Mancantelli, officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Romanian Orthodox Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Prayers will be said Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 7:30 P.M. in St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, Dysart, SK. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
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- George Leonard. On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, George Leonard Thomas, Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., and formerly of Leross, Sask., died at the age of 76 years. The funeral service will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Elizabeth Bryce officiating. Cremation with Interment of cremated remains in McDonald Hills Cemetery at a later date. George was predeceased by his parents Fred and Bessie Thomas; one brother, Gordon Thomas; he is survived by one sister-in-law, Mary (Jim) Scarrow, Creston, B.C.; two nieces: Susan (Mike) Bavle, Regina and Ellen (Harmen) Bootsma, Vancouver Island; five nephews: Dan (May) Thomas, Burnaby, B.C.; Cliff (Bev) Thomas, Pilot Butte; Rod (Elsie) Thomas, Regina; Trevor Thomas, Vancouver, B.C. and Warren (Jodi) Thomas, Kimberley, B.C.; four cousins: Ken (Marie) Thomas, Dysart; Lillian (Dan) Isfan, Kelowna; Laura (Bruce) Gooch, Salmon Arm, B.C. and Marion Henrich, Borden, Sask; also his great and great great nieces and nephews.
- George J. (June 5, 1909 - November 25, 2002). George had a great love for life, teaching and caring for children - especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If not by teaching, many will remember him for his green thumb. He tended his own garden through 2001. His love for teaching began in 1930 after completing normal school in Regina. He went on to teach at Dysart, Cupar and became principal at Punnichy School in 1942. After completing his Bachelor of Education in 1955 came the highlight of his teaching career - he was elected as President of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation in 1959/60. George was also an accomplished politician. In 1964 he won the Liberal nomination in the Touchwood Constituency and won the seat. He was then appointed Minister of Education for the Liberal Government. Following his political career was appointed Director of Continuing Education with Sask. Power, remaining as such until his retirement in 1980. George is survived by his brother, Joe Trapp (Irma) of Balcarres, Saskatchewan; a daughter, Marjorie Staines of Delta, B.C.; and one son, Murray (Donna) of Saskatoon; plus seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Bess on February 24, 1999; two brothers, Louis and Wilfred; two sisters, Lena and Alice; and one son-in-law, Gordon Staines, In 1988. The family expresses a special thanks to the care givers at Prairie Spring Care Home. A service of remembrance will be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27. Interment at Dysart, Sask on Friday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m., with a memorial service to follow, 2:00 p.m. at Wesley United Church in Regina.
- George, formerly of Dysart, SK, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at the age of 86 years. He died peacefully with his family by his side at Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK where he was a resident for the past three and half years. He was predeceased by his parents George and Dobritza Tudor; brothers Dan, Bill and Nick, as well as two brothers in infancy; sister Annie Tyler, Mary Gherasim; brothers-in-law Alex Miron, Bob Tyler, Sig Wolfe and John Calibaba. George is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Agnes; daughters Jane (David) Steele, Joanne (Gerald) Zatylny, son Rob (Angie) Tudor; grandchildren Rachelle, Aaron (Amanda), Jenelle (Darren), Jonathan (Clara), Kristi and Connor; great grandchildren Rhett, Madison and Jayda; sister Agnes (Steve) Molesky, sisters-in-law Flora Tudor, Alma Tudor, Louise (John) Bachiu; brothers and sisters-in-law Bill (Marlyn) Calibaba, Elaine Calibaba, Ruby Wolfe, David (Marj) Calibaba and Linda (Ray) Reich; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. George was born in Dysart on February 25, 1921. He served in the Army for three and half years before moving back home where he met his wife Agnes. He farmed many years before retiring and moving to Fort Qu'Appelle. The family wishes to thank the staff of Echo Lodge for their kind and gentle caring of George. A CELEBRATION OF GEORGE'S LIFE will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 202 Bay Avenue S, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverends Beverley and Duncan McLean officiating. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina, SK. following the luncheon.
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- Wayne A. Ursulescu, owner of Pure Prairie Western Giftware and Coffee Garden in Dysart SK, went to be with the Lord at his home on August 27, 2009 in his wife's arms, following a courageous battle with Porphyria and Cancer. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Wayne was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan in 1948, the son of Mary Payne (nee Bachiu) and the late Alex Ursulescu. Wayne spent most of his early years on the family farm with his loving grandparents. Those wonderful memories influenced Wayne throughout his life. Wayne's family later moved to Regina and while growing up he loved sports, especially hockey and baseball, where he was an exceptional pitcher. Wayne attended school during the day while working at the Leader Post late in the evening to help support his family, all at the tender age of 13 years old. Wayne met his soul mate Rachel in his teens, and married her shortly after. He was ushered into fatherhood quickly with the birth of his son Dana in 1969, and soon after his son Darcy in 1970. They were both his pride and joy. He brought them up watching the Montreal Canadiens and listening to Neil Diamond, to which they are forever grateful. Wayne loved music, and experienced many exciting times early in life with his cousin Jerry Buckoski, who introduced him to new bands that came to play at the 5th Dimension in Regina. Music would always remain an important aspect of Wayne's life. Wayne was an avid bowhunter in his mid 20's and 30's, was heavily involved with the Saskatchewan Bowhunters Association and was their annual book editor from 1980 to 1993 and was also the former President and a lifetime member of the Wascana Archers. However Wayne was really a cowboy at heart, and could usually be seen wearing his trademark cowboy hat and boots. Forever influenced by his early days on the family farm, Wayne was imbued with an unlimited passion and interest in early western pioneer life. He translated that interest initially into painting statues of western characters & wildlife that were sold at Canadian Western Agribition from 1985 to 1994. In 1993, as their boys completed their university degrees, Wayne and Rachel decided to abandon convention and pursue their dreams, purchasing a log home in Dysart Saskatchewan. Here, Wayne would take his passion for western life to a new level, this time teaming up with his wife Rachel to start a business. Together Wayne and Rachel transformed their home and property into a beautiful, authentic tribute to the old west. Although Wayne had hardly picked up a hammer until his 30's, he was inspired by his early years with his grandfather Stefan who was an accomplished carpenter. Wayne then began to hand craft furniture from the wood of old abandoned prairie buildings, creating timeless works of art. Wayne's career of 38 years at the Leader Post as a graphic artist ended at this time due to his ill health, but started him on this last creative journey. Wayne's statues and rustic wood furniture have been purchased by people from around the world, and have been the subject of numerous newspaper, magazine, and television stories. However, despite the many accolades, Wayne remained a modest, humble cowboy, who loved his wife, sons and grandchildren more than life itself. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Rachel, & his sons Dana [Hana] and their daughter Sophia Ursulescu of Calgary, AB; Darcy [Lena] and their son Adam Ursulescu of Atlanta, GA; sisters Stephanie [Horst Stoltz] Ursulescu of Regina, SK, and Debra Burr (nee Ursulescu) of Dysart, SK; his brother Rick Ursulescu of Regina, SK, and his mother Mary Payne and stepfather Geoff Payne of Dysart, SK; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews across North America. At Wayne's request there will be no funeral service. Friends & family are welcome to come and celebrate Wayne's life & legacy at Pure Prairie located at 103 Victory St. in Dysart, SK, Saturday September 12, 2009, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Those wishing to share stories or special memories of your time with Wayne are encouraged to send an email through Wayne and Rachel's website Contact Us page at www.pureprairie.net. We would like to thank the Regina Fellowship Assembly, Global Missions, and all family and friends for their prayers and support.
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- Charles Henry. On Friday, March 21, 2003, Charles Henry Veitch, late of Regina, Sask. passed away at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his wife Mary; brothers: David and Max; sisters: Jeannie, May and Agnes; and son-in-law Don Varley; Charles is survived by his son Don (Roselyn); daughter Helen Varley; grandchildren: Greg, Brent (Trish), Kim, Grant (Velda), Ray (Tammie), Shannon and Darren (Dena); ten great grandchildren; special niece Charlotte Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lestock Community Hall, Lestock, Sask. Interment to follow in the MacDonald-Hills Cemetery.
- George. On Friday, October 9, 2009, George Vilcu of passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, at the age of 93 years. Greorge is predeceased by his parents, Dumitru and Ecaterina Vilcu; four sisters, Maria, Mary, Anna and Eva, and by his wife Elsie. George will be lovingly remembered by his three children: Harold (Dianne) and their children: Vasile (Paula), Jeannette, Owen, Isaac, Claudette (Craig), and Brett (Melissa); Isabella (Grant Cooper) and her children, Kimberly (Perry), Clayton (Abbey) and Christine, their father, Lyle Mutter; Kay (Darell) Appelquist and their children, Joshua and Kari; 21 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; his brothers, Dan of Regina, John (Mary) of Griffin, Jack (Elsie) of Regina, and Nick of Midale; one sister, Helen Eddy of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his sister, Maria in 1912, George was the third born to Dumitru and Ecaterina Vilcu. He was born October 29, 1915 in Regina. He and his siblings grew up on their farm at Dysart. George quit school at 15 years old and farmed with his father from 1930 to 1940 at which time he bought a quarter of land as well as rented a section and still helped his father. In 1934 he attended Balfor Tech to take a mechanic course. In June of 1944, George and his brother-in-law came to Griffin to buy land. In the fall of 1944 he met Elsie Wilkinson. They were engaged Christmas Eve in 1945 and married May 2, 1946. They raised three children: Harold, Isabella and Kay. April 1, 1974 they moved to Weyburn and George continued to farm until 1975. He retired in 1980 at age 65, and then worked as a caretaker at Green Acres Memorial Garden. Elsie and George were able to celebrate 61 years of marriage before Elsie's passing in 2007. His love of farming never died. After moving to Weyburn he continued to go to the farm and work on the land. George enjoyed fishing, dancing, curling and liked to go for bike rides and for walks. He will be deeply missed by all he loved. A Prayer Service was held Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, Regina. The funeral service was Thursday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Fr. John Maerean officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were his grandsons: Vasile Vilcu, Owen Vilcu, Isaac Vilcu, Brett Vilcu, Clayton Mutter, and Josh Appelquist. Arrangement were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn.
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- Frank Joseph. On Tuesday, September 17, 2002, Frank Joseph Waldegger, Echo Lodge Nursing Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and formerly of Dysart, Sask. died peacefully at the age of 90 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John The Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, Sask. on Friday, September 20, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Robert McKenzie with interment in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held in St. Peter's R.C. Church, 100 Argyle St. N. Regina, Thursday evening at 7:30. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; his parents, Kasper and Emilia Waldegger; an infant son, Edward; three sisters: Minnie Robinson, Ann Brovold and Margaret Tessier and is lovingly remembered by his children: Stanley (Carmen) Waldegger, Ottawa, Ontario; Francis (Lyall) Molleken, Madrid, Spain; Robert (Marlene) Waldegger, Regina, Sask.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great granchildren; two sisters: Beth Forner, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marie Jones, Windsor, Ontario; one brother, Kasper (Marion) Waldegger, Swift Current, Sask. and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was born in Dysart, Sask. on October 5, 1911. He started farming at the age of 14 and then worked as a carpenter. He was the owner of Dysart Building Supplies. Frank was an Honorary Life Member of the Dysart Knights of Columbus. He served as secretary of the Dsyart Credit Union for thirty five years. Frank loved life and enjoyed children. He was a devote Christian and an active member of his parish. He will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the staff of Echo Lodge for their kind and gentle care.
- Elena "Lee" (nee Stan), born March 20, 1916, died August 11, 2001 in Kamloops, B.C. Daughter of John and Maria Stan, she was raised in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Lee married Angus Walker in 1982. Through this marriage she gained a new family: Ken & Shirley Walker, Donna & Craig Kenyon, Rick Walker and Bob Walker. She willingly accepted and enjoyed the role of Gramma "Lee" to Kevin & Lisa Walker; Haley, Carly & Ginny Kenyon; and Richie and Rhett Walker. Lee is survived by brothers Bill, Nick and George Stan and sisters Val Stan and Eve Hanson. She was predeceased by her husband Angus Walker, her brothers Con and John Stan and her sister Mary Dickie. Lee was employed by RH Williams/Simpsons/The Bay from 1936-1965. She was a member of the Zonta Club and a volunteer for the Red Cross in Regina. She was an enthusiastic and competitive golfer for 50 years; she was a member of the Wascana Golf and Country Club (Regina); Westbrook Village Golf and Country Club (Peoria, Arizona) and Rivershore Golf and Country Club (Kamloops). She had 5 holes in one. Lee will be missed by all her family and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. with Pastor Jim Bray officiating. Interment of ashes will be held on Monday, September 24 (TODAY) at 10:30 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park. Friends and relatives should meet at Riverside Memorial Park entrance. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the RIH Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2T1, in memory of Lee. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Julianna (nee Leibel) Wiest of Regina passed away on Friday, January 11, 2012 to be with her soul mate, Fred, exactly two months to the day since his passing. Theirs was a special love story and one could not be left on this earth without the other. Born June 21, 1919 near Dysart, to Rose and Joe Leibel, Julie was the eldest of 8 children. She worked hard during the Depression, tending to her younger siblings and learning to cook to feed the family as well as those who worked on the farm during those tough years. After her marriage to Fred on November 12, 1945, she became a professional homemaker, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was active in the CWL for over fifty years and was also a volunteer at the Marion Centre in Regina. Her door was always open to visitors, providing them with good meals and a crisp, clean bed to stay the night. Julie will be missed by all those that knew her and her great sense of humour. She will be dearly missed by those of us that she lovingly taught so much ñ her sons Murray (Josie) of Vancouver Island, grandchildren Dallas, Tanya (Henry) and their mother Donna; Jim (Alie) of Vancouver Island, granddaughter Zena (Ian) and great-granddaughters Mikayla and Isabelle; Pat (Debbie) of Regina, grandsons Andrew and Fraser; and Tim of Regina and grandchildren Cameron, Elora and Dylan. Predeceased by her sisters Betty, Eleanor, Hilda and Delphine and brother Gordon, Julie leaves to mourn her sister Gladys (Bill) Lord, nieces Susan (Paul) Lord and Shannon (Peter) Lord and their families and brother Vern (Alva) Leibel and their family. She will also be fondly remembered by Fred's brothers Cecil (Lea), Raymond (Joyce), sister-in-law Mary (Robert) and Sharon (Jim) Sprentz who was like a daughter to her, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks must, once again, go to Bob and June Hoffart, dear friends and the best neighbors that Mom and Dad could have had. The family would also like to acknowledge and thank the caregivers and Kavita Ram at Sunset Extendicare for their kindness and care during Mom's time at Sunset. Funeral Mass to celebrate Julie's life will be held at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 5020 - 7th Avenue, Regina on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. J.B. Okai presiding.
- John Bernard. On Thursday, August 23, 2001 John Bernard Winterlik, late of Dysart, Sask., passed away at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Frank and Mary Winterlik; his wife Lou; sisters Christine Groum, Marie Funk and Helen Schneider; and brothers Joe and Leonard. He is survived by sisters Eva Rooke, Kay Schuett, Eleanor Schuett, and Alma List; brother Frank; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Cupar, SK with Mr. Dan Eberle, officiating. The Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Dysart, SK. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
- Elizabeth "Beth" (nee Jijian) passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Beth was born in the Dysart area and spent her adult life in Cupar, Dysart and since 1999 in Langley, BC. Beth is survived by her son, Ron (Fay) and two grandchildren, Carleton and Carlissa (Jase). A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 29th, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK with Pastor Craig Moeller officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, SK.
- Alfred John passed away November 23, 2006 at the age of 87. Born to Alfred and Anne Wood on Jan. 15, 1919 in Dysart District, Sask. Alfred grew up and attended school in the Dysart District. Predeceased by his wife Betty of 54 years. Alfred will be greatly missed by his special friend Marlene Ball, his children; Collette of Regina, Ron (Bev) of Odessa, Raye of Regina and Janice (Bevin) of Abbey, Sask., twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, sister Ruth, brother Dwayne, and many special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and cousins. As a young man Alfred was caretaker of the Dysart Rink. He then bought the livery barn and was drayman. He married Elizabeth Heisler of Cupar on October 14, 1940. In 1952 he moved to Regina and started his own plaster business which he did until he retired in 1982. In 2005 he received the Century Family Farm Award from the province. He enjoyed many hours of farming, hunting, cards, square dancing, swimming, golf, camping, fishing and debating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the charity of their choice. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, Sask., with Rev. Jim Balfour, officiating. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
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- David A. (July 24, 1946 - January 22, 2011). On January 22, 2011, David passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 64. He was predeceased by his parents Joe & Vera, brothers Vern & Ted, father-in-law Dave Munn; brother-in-law Larry Munn. Left to cherish his memory are Merle, his loving wife of 43 years. Precious Children and Grandchildren; Laurie (Vaughn Smith), Avery, Rylan, Jake; Lynne (John Stevens) Samantha, Kiara; Lana Zatylny (Ryan Lavallee) Amber, Alicia; Jeff Tank (Terri Pettit) Rachael, Leah, Sarah. Siblings; Gerald (Joanne); Garry (Pat); Joe (Tena); Donna (Leonard) Moroz and Helen Weir. In-Laws; Lois Munn; Ken (Sharen) Munn; Doug (Louise) Munn; Jan (Jim) Loos; Bonnie Whelpton and his treasured nieces and nephews. David and Merle spent the first 30 years of their married life in Dysart, SK. finally settling in Brooks, AB in 2001. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's RC Church in Brooks, AB on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Internment will be held in Dysart, SK at a later date.