Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Bessie Mary of Govan passed away at the Nokomis Health Centre on August 21, 2005 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Clifford and daughter Grace. She leaves to mourn one son Jim, grandchildren Cindy (Kevin) Wezenbeek, Mike (Donna ) Reid and Don (Tara) Acton, 7 great grandchildren, brother Jack Forbes and sister Dorothy Forbes, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday August 26, 2005 at 10:30 AM from Govan Anglican Church.
- William (Bill) of Govan passed away suddenly on May 2, 2011 at the age of 65. He leaves to mourn his wife June, two sons Ken (Nettie) and Kevin (Tanya), eight grandchildren, two sisters Valerie Miller and Beverly (Bob) Leontowich, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 10 2011 at 2 p.m. from the Govan Gymnasium, Govan.
- Ernest William, aged 85 of Watrous, SK passed away at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK on Monday, January 30th, 2006. Ernest Aldred was born at Summerberry, SK in 1920. His family lived on a number of different farms while he was growing up including Tinley, Cuthbert, Carsbeach and Govan. Ernie joined the Air Force in 1941 and was based at Cold Harbour on the north end of Vancouver Island until 1945. He bought a farm at Govan and married Marjorie Dunlop in 1947. Along with the farm he started driving school bus in 1959 and drove for 22 years. Ernie and Marjorie had a family of 3 boys: Russell (Kathy) of Saskatoon, Gordon of Govan and Jeffrey (Marla) of Regina, and 2 girls: Karen (Herb) Gatzke of Watrous and Myrna (Kirk) Head of Edam as well as 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Ernie was active in the local Odd Fellows, Legion and Rebecca's. Both he and his wife played ball and Ernie enjoyed competitive curling in the winter. They also enjoyed dances and playing cards. Marjorie passed away in 1987. Ernie moved to Manitou Lodge in December 2003 and enjoyed a friendly game of crib. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4th in the Govan Town Hall at 3:00 p.m. with interment to follow in the Govan Cemetery.
- Alma Janet 1927 - 2014 Alma Janet Allen (Both) (Meyer) passed away peacefully October 2014 in Calgary, AB at the age of 87 years. Alma was born and raised in the surrounding area of Govan, Sask. She was blessed with grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins who were involved in her childhood. She attended school in Dunkeld, Sask. and upon graduating she began her teaching career. She always spoke fondly of the four decades she taught within Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the many students she encouraged to succeed. She would often laugh and tell stories of the many times she found herself teaching grades 1 to 12 in one room country schools. Upon choosing to settle her family in Alberta she continued teaching in Brooks and surrounding communities, eventually moving to Calgary where she continued her career for another 12 years. Alma, then, returned to Tilley, AB and retired in 1983. Her retirement allowed her to devote much more time to her family and Bible study. Living a life of faith and walking the Lord's path were of utmost importance to her. She will be forever missed by her loving family and friends. She is survived by her daughters Doreen Phillips and Brenda Oman; grandchildren Tracey Wilson, Jeanine Van Slyke, Thadeus, Michael, Hayley and Jillian Oman; great-grandchildren Natisha, Kylie, Jayden, Kolby, Taegan, Liam, Jade, and Cruz; nieces Gail Oliver and family of Moosomin, SK, and Janice Zver and family of Regina, SK; nephew Jim Coathup of Regina; and sister-in-law Dini Allen of Regina. Alma was predeceased by her father Melville Allen and mother Theresa Cardiff of Govan; as well as brother Raymond Allen and sister Beryl Coathup of Regina, Sask. Interment will be held in Govan. Date will be announced in May 2015.
- Raymond Mackie. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Raymond Mackie Allen, on Sunday morning May 8, 2005 at the age of 84 years after a short illness. Raymond was predeceased by his parents and sister, Beryl Patricia Coathup, he is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years Gerridina as well as sister Alma of Brooks, Alta. Raymond was born on March 30, 1921 in Govan, Sask. Raymond served overseas in the Canadian Army for 5 years, where he met his wife in Holland and they were married in 1946. Ray loved his hunting and fishing and badminton. Ray will be missed by all, Rest in Peace Dear. A graveside service will be held in the Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Edwin Leonard Anderson May 7, 1908 - February 28, 2004. Edwin Anderson passed through the final stage of his life on February 28, 2004 at 95 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (nee Hamre); son, Dennis (Karen) of Saskatoon; grandson Darrin (Delphine) and their children Anne Victoire, Juliette, Charlotte and Eliott of France; granddaughter Tara (Jay) Daniels and their daughter Maya of Calgary. As well, he is survived by his sisters, Ruth, Esther and Edna; his brothers, Rudy, Ray and Birtle; and numerous other relatives, especially Rosalie Eskelson, Janelle (Tony) Bremner, Rodney (Brenda) Eskelson and Shirley (David) Propp. Edwin was predeceased by his first wife and Dennis' mother, Olga (nee Anderson) Anderson in 1966; his parents, Ivor and Jennie Anderson; his sisters, Peggy and Daisy; and infant brother, Allan. Edwin was born and grew up on the family homestead near Elfros, Saskatchewan. He owned and operated many businesses during his lifetime, including a garage and dealership in Govan, a hardware store in Watrous, the Lakeview Hotel and Waskesiu Lodge in Waskesiu, and Eastlake Grocery in Saskatoon. His last job before retirement at the wonderful age of 82 was as caretaker of St. Martin's United Church, where he worked for over 20 years. Ed was fortunate to live during the era of the greatest technological changes in history, seeing his world go from horse and buggy to space travel. He had a keen interest in all forms of technology and was gifted as someone who could fix anything. Edwin was a people person he loved to visit and to help others. He was a spellbinding, humorous and enthusiastic storyteller, who could weave a philosophical moral into any tale. Sharing a meal or a cup of coffee over a visit was one of the best gifts that you could give Ed. We will miss his sense of humour, that special twinkle in his eye, his warm embrace and his delight in his family and life itself. A private family service celebrating Edwin's life will be held on Friday, March 5, 2004 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, officiated by Ed's long-time good friend Reverend Bob Thompson.
- Victor passed away peacefully on November 22, 2001 in Regina at the age of 93. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Sunset Extendicare Home for their devoted care. Funeral Service will be held at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan on Monday, November 26, 2001 at 2 P.M.
— Archibald Cook Annesley passed away in Grey Nuns Hospital, Regina, Wednesday, September 3rd, 1989 at the age of 84 years. He was born on March 5th, 1885 at Bennett, Quebec. He came to Cymric, Sask. on July 12, 1918 and has resided on the farm ever since. He married Dora Pearl Annesley on June 29th, 1910 and this union was blessed with five sons and four daughters. Funeral Services were held in the Govan Anglican Church on September 6th, 1989 with Rev. M. Rivett officiating. Mrs. Ruth Duffield, organist. Reid's Funeral Home in charge of burial. Pallbearers were Alex Scott, Leith Ross, Ray Lock, Ray Furneaux, Frank Kinkby, Chris Lakness. Besides his wife Dora, the late Mr. Annesley leaves to mourn four sons; Amos, Allan and Glennis at Cymric, John in Regina. Three daughters; Mrs. P. Calder (Evelyn) of Semans, Mrs. Mary Pearson of Port Coquitlam, BC, Mrs. Archie Campbell (Ida) of Cymric; one brother Everett of Vancouver, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one daughter Marguerite in 1959 and one son, in infancy in 1918.
— Dora Pearl (July 30, 1887 - November 5, 1981) of 1350 Wascana St., Regina and formerly of Govan, Sask., passed away at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her husband, Archie in 1969, one daughter, Marguerite in 1959 and one son, Allan in 1972, she leaves to mourn three sons: Amos and Glennis of Govan and John of Regina, three daughters: Evelyn (Mrs. Pete Calder) of Semans, Sask., Mary (Mrs. Roy Pearson) of Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Ida (Mrs. Archie Campbell) of Cymric, Sask., eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, two sisters: Gertrude Annesley of Regina and Clare Porter of Victoria, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 9, 1981 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan Anglican Church. Interment in Govan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Govan Cemetery Fund would be appreciated. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Ray passed away October 22, 2009 at the age of 94. Ray was a resident of Govan district for 92 years and the last 2 years he resided at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg. Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Govan Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Govan Community Hall.
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- Lily Ruth. The passing of Lily Ruth Babcock, now of Edmonton, AB occurred on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at the Devonshire Care Centre in Edmonton at the age of 89 years. Lily is survived by her family Eldon (Doreen) Babcock of Swift Current; Floyd (Janice) Babcock of Pickering ON and Bernice (John) Stearns of Edmonton; ten grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Wesley in 1990; son, Paul in 1991 and great-grandson, Reid Murray. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 11, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Arlington Beach Conference Centre, west of Cymric, SK. Interment will take place in the Govan Cemetery, Govan, SK.
- Hazel (nee Larson) passed away peacefully on December 22, 2004 at 84 years. Hazel is predeceased by her mother, father and her three brothers. Hazel is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ivan; sister, Dr. Ruby Larson; sons, Colin (Gini), Ian (Donelda); daughter, Lyla Smylie (Jack); five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on the family farm at Hatfield, SK on November 30, 1920, attending a rural school and high school in Govan. Hazel was brought up as a confirmed Lutheran, later attended Teachers' College and enjoyed 27 years of teaching. Hazel and Ivan were married on July 18, 1944 and together they began farming. Later they moved to British Columbia and then returned back to the family farm at Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Shortly after Hazel's retirement in 1973, she moved to Regina where Ivan was working. After Ivan's retirement in 1984, they enjoyed spending the winter months in Arizona, USA. She enjoyed sports, crafting and traveling. Hazel will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2004, 10:00 a.m. at the Regina Funeral Home.
- Lucille Evangeline of Pioneer Village, Regina and formerly of Strasbourg and Govan passed away March 28, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents John and Birdie Hancock, first husband Dan Latta, second husband Clarence Barber, two grandsons Donald and Scott Latta. She leaves to mourn three sons John (Judy) Latta, David (Violet) Latta and Ralph (Karess) Latta, three daughters Wendy (Don) Dixon, Glenna (Danny) Gravel and Donna (Blaine) Sorenson, grandchildren Michael (Cindy) Latta, Mark Latta, Elaine (Jeff) Ball, Debbie Brinley, Donna (Merle) Lawrence, Darrell Latta, Shannon (Evan) Morrisson, Darcy (Angela) Latta, Michael (Michelle) Gravel, Stuart Gravel, Terry (Michelle) Gravel, Stuart Gravel, Terry (Teresa) Dixon, thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 31, 2001 at 3 PM from Strasbourg Alliance Church. Rev. Glen Lonie officiating. Interment Crescent Road Cemetery.
- Stephen Arthur Bell was born July 4, 1922 and passed away April 14, 2009. A seemingly indestructible man, he was defeated by Lymphoma. He was the son of David and Annie Bell of Govan, SK. He is survived by brother Joseph of Regina, and sister Joyce of California.
He will be mourned by his long time companion, Marilyn Dobie and her family, Eve-Lynn and Mark Swan, and their son, Eric. Also survived by Joan Bell of Toronto, and their children lan (Donna), Elizabeth and Andrew (Margaret) Bell, grandchildren John, Sarah, William, Alexandra and Emily and great-grandchildren Hadley and Hudson. Stephen was predeceased by his son Donald in 1985. Steve's life was epic. He was a trapper, a cowboy, Dieppe Raid Veteran and POW. He worked for the railway mail service and Toronto Telegram, earned a horticulture degree from the University of Guelph and became a noted Toronto landscaper. Happy times were spent in Uxbridge, ON, where he farmed, made pickles and met Marilyn. They enjoyed RVing, wintering in Arizona and fussing over the dog. Despite Lymphoma's return after a long absence, Steve continued to visit friends George and Terry, the Legion, and casinos. A big part of Steve's life consisted of "war stories". A memorial service for Stephen Bell was held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Uxbridge, ON.
- Irene Elizabeth Bradley (nee Dodge) died peacefully at Moose Jaw Extendicare on December 15, 2006. She was born January 11, 1912 at Stoughton, SK. Irene was predeceased by her husband William at Govan, SK in 1936; a brother Frederick Dodge in 1989; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her son William (Bill) Bradley and his wife Betty of Moose Jaw, SK; grandsons Patrick (Lesley) and Mitchell (Carol) of Calgary, AB; Gordon Lee(Donna) of Maple Ridge, BC; great grandchildren Jared and Selena Lee and Luc Vachon; her brother Charles (Betty) Dodge of Cabri, SK; sisters-in-law Helen Bradley and Norma Bradley; and many nieces and nephews. Irene was a graduate of Regina General Hospital in 1934 and did private duty nursing for many years until about 1970 when a fractured hip ended her formal nursing career. She resided in Regina until moving to Moose Jaw to the Bentley in December 2001. Irene was a longtime member of the Westminster United Church in Regina. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Doerksen of St. Aidan's Anglican Church officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Govan, Sk.
- Leota Charlotte Caroline (nee Holland) was born on November 12,1912 and was called Home to be with her Lord on May 17,2013 at the age of 100 years, 6 months and 5 days. Leota will be lovingly remembered by: two sisters-in-law Gwen and Margaret; 12 nieces and nephews; 39 great-nieces and nephews; 55 great-great-nieces and nephews; 10 great-great-great-nieces and nephews; and her church family at Living Word Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by: her beloved husband, Fredric William (Fred) Brant; two sisters, Minnie and Margaret; and five brothers, Philip, Peter, Henry (Hank), Albert and Ted. Leota was born in Govan, Sask. just seven months after the sinking of the Titanic, the sixth child born to Peter and Catherine Rolland. She was raised on a farm and learned the value of hard work and being thrifty. Music was an integral part of Leota's life. As a young woman she received her A.T.C.M. Diploma from the University of Toronto Conservatory of Music on August 31, 1931 and began teaching piano to young children in Regina, Saskatchewan. In the 19405, Leota moved to Vancouver, BC where she worked as a bank teller. Leota's love of music enabled her to enjoy such concerts as the Fritz Kreisler, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Russian Ballet. Leota married Fred Brant on New Years Day, 1945 in Vancouver and they set up their home together in Calgary, Alberta where Fred worked at the time. After Fred's retirement, they moved to Vernon where they both remained until their passing. Leota was a faithful member of Living Word Lutheran Church and will be remembered as a woman who possessed a wonderful, cheerful personality and always had a warm smile for everyone. Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which was held at Living Word Lutheran Church on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Harald Schoubye officiating. Interment of Leota's cremated remains will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
- Walter. On Tuesday, November 14, 2000, Walter Bratushesky, late of Govan, Sask, passed away at the age of 65 years. He was predeceased by his mother Julia Backlun and brothers Albert and Adolf Bratushesky. He leaves to mourn, Lillian, Greg (Irma), Barry (Shelley), Wendy (Nathan), Valerie (Lyle), Tammy (Barclay), Lester (Glenna), Sharon (Kirby); sisters Martha, Marion, Freida, Rose, Margaret; seventeen grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends from Govan, where he lived for the past seventeen years, working for Father T.B. Roy. The family would like to thank the people of Govan and surrounding area for helping and supporting him while he lived there. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in Govan, SK, Archdeacon Ken Buchan and Rev. T.B. Roy officiating. Interment will follow in the Govan Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. A Wake will be held in Punnichy, SK at 312 Main Street following the prayers.
- H. Lloyd, formerly of Govan, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at Pioneer Village in Regina. Predeceased by his brothers Doug and Jack. Lloyd leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Louise of 59 years; son Brian of Hong Kong; sisters-in-law Doris Brewer, Kay Paul and Jessie Paul; plus numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Lloyd's main occupation was in the clothing industry from owning a clothing store in Govan to working at Army and Navy in Regina. He also had a trucking business and drove school bus for over 18 years. Service of thanksgiving for the life of Lloyd will be held at Rosemont United Church, 5018-8th Avenue, Regina on Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating, with reception to immediately follow in the Church Hall. Private Family Interment will take place in Govan Cemetery.
- Mrs. E. Louise, formerly of Govan, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at Princess Care Home in Regina. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd on November 21, 2000 and her sister Reberta and brothers Ray and Ken. She leaves to mourn her son Brian of Hong Kong; sisters-in-law Doris Brewer, Kay Paul and Jessie Paul plus numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Louise taught school for many years in Govan School District and Regina Public Schools. Service of Thanksgiving for the live of Louise will be held at Rosemont United Church, 5018 - 8th Avenue, Regina on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating, with a reception to immediately follow in the church hall. Private Family Interment will take place in Govan Cemetery.
- Douglas passed away peacefully in Saskatoon on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Doug is survived by his loving wife Laurie; two sons and two daughters, Clifford (Darci) Bridges, Valerie (Ron) Waldron, both of Saskatoon, SK, Karen (John) Desroches of Windsor, NS, and Kent Bridges of Toronto, ON; sister-in-law, Dot Bridges of Goven, SK; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are seven step children, their spouses and their families as well as nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret; his parents, William and Maude; his sons, William and Rory; two brothers, Albert and Jack; sister, Alice. Doug was born March 4, 1919 at Govan, SK. He farmed for a short time, worked also in carpentry, and then became a Construction Inspector for CMHC. Doug was a veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of the Nutana Legion, Branch #362. Doug will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church (3318 Merritt St., Saskatoon, SK) on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 1:30 pm conducted by Rev. Sheila Krueger. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- John "Jack" Donald of Govan passed away November 20,2000 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents and brother Albert. He leaves to mourn Dorothy his loving wife of fifty-five years, three sons Barry (Bonnie), Kevin (May) and Ken (Verna), two daughters Donna (George) Ferguson and Wendy (Greg) Suchan, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother Doug (Laurie) and a sister Alice Warholm, several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 25, 2000 at 2 PM from Govan School Gymnasium. Rev. Molly Kitchen officiating. Interment; Govan Cemetery.
- Martin, E. Bruce, born January 24, 1918 in Govan, Sask. passed away peacefully October 15, 2010, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Nora Martin, infant sister Eileen, his first wife, Ruth, sister-in-law June Martin and daughter-in-law Gerri Martin. Survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Grace, brothers Bob (Shirley), Joe (Gladys) and Al: children Marilyn (Dennis) Nagel, Don (Cecille), Nora (Ross) Lizotte and Sylvia Martin: stepchildren Valerie (Bob) Thwaites, Janet Scott and Bruce (Sandy) Adkins; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Bruce received his Masters of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. He had a distinguished career in the field of agriculture in Western Canada. Retired to Victoria (Oak Bay) where he and Grace participated in many community activities but in particular in service to Oak Bay United Church. A long life well spent, an inspiration to all. Special thanks to Dr. J. Stockdill and to Richmond Pavilion.
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- Anna Margaret (nee King). The happy family circle of the Lome Campbell household was broken by the sudden death of a beloved wife and mother, early Saturday morning, April 5, 1947. Mrs. Campbell had a serious ailment of years standing, but carrying on her duties uncomplainingly with Christian patienice and courage, her death came as a complete shock to her family. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon, April 9th, in the United Church, Govan. Mourners, many coming from a distance filling the edifice to over flowing. The Chancel was banked with flowers, tributes of affectioon and esteem and Rev. A. A. Downey, the pastor of the deceased since childhood, added his words of consolation to the service conducted by officiating ministers, Rev. J. A. Brown, minister of the Church and Rev. Campbell, Regina, of the Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Campbell had been a life long member. The Choir was in attendance and Mrs. D. C. Latta was organist. Mrs. H. H. Smith sang the solo, "There's A Land That Is Fairer Than Day". Pallbearers were Robert Hill, John McKay Sr., Frank Alexander, Wm. Bridges, Wm. Seeley Jr., Stewart Downey. Burial took place in the Govan Cemetery. One of God's elect was taken in the passing of Anna Margaret Campbell. A true Christian, she possessed a strong character and sweet disposition. Her natural cheerfulness and a faith that surmounted the trials of daily living, drew to herself the love and affection of all who knew her. The sympathy of the entire commumity goes to her bereaved husband, sons and relatives in their greif and loss. Mrs. Campbell was born September 9, 1897 at Carlton Place, Ontario, the only daughter of tne late Mr. & Mrs. James King. The family settled in the Arlington Beach district in 1912. Anna King was married to Lorne Campbell of Govan on December 28, 1918 and the young couple made their home on a farm in the Swanston district. Mrs. Campbell was noted for the kindliness and hospitality of her home, no one ever leaving her door unwelcomed. Her home and family came first but she found time to take part in Church and Community Activities. She had been a member of Swanston Homemakers and Ivie Campbell Rebekah Lodge. Her husband and six sons survive: William, Gordon, Archie, Kenneth, Harold and Robert. Besides her immediate family she is survived by two brothers, Robert of San Mateo, California, and Ferguson of Regina, also two cousins, Ferguson and Clifford Scott of Regina. Relatives from a distance attending the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Ferg King and Barbara, Ferg and Clifford Scott, all of Regina; Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Mrs. Edith Crosbie, Miss Margaret Crosbie, Brandon, Man; Earl W. Campbell and Liza Campbell of Minto, Man, and John Campbell, Frode, sask.
- Archibald "Archie" Francis of Cymric, passed away January 26, 1997 at Nokomis at the age of 74 years. Archie was born June 16, 1922 to Anna and Lorne Campbell of Govern. Predeceased by his parents; one son Wade; four brothers: Bill, Gordon, Ken and Harold. He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife Ida; two sons: Mervin of Govan and his children Curt and Tequilla; Douglas (Bev) of Regina and their children Michael and Tara; one daughter-in-law Brenda (Dwayne) Huber of Strasbourg and her children Curtis, Nlki, Kristen, and Krisfel; one brother, Bob (Sandra) of Klndersley; four sisters-in-law: Mavis of Govan, Ruth of Moose Jaw, Alida (Palmer) Unseth of Nokomls, Rita of Stittsville, ON. Nieces, nephews, cousin and many friends. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Duval United Church, Carolyn Conarroe officiating. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Dorothy "Dot" Elizabeth of Nokomis Health Centre and formerly of Govan passed away September 14, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Eugene "Beannie", one sister Gwen Davis, several brother and sister in laws, one niece and one nephew. She leaves to mourn two brothers Tom (Phyllis) King and Jim (Clara) King, two sisters Anne Genge and Kathy Mckay, one sister in law Enlora "Toots" (Tom) Vickary, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 2 PM from Govan United Church. Rev. Allison Nicholson officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Gordon Lawrence born at Govan, Saskatchewan on August 18, 1924, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, January 15, 1997. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Bill, Kenneth and Harold. He is survived by his daughter Anna (Ken) Mather of Lethbridge; his son Terry (Colleen) and their mother Ruth of Moose Jaw, Sask; by his grandchildren Shawn, Ryan, Carla and Tammy; also survived by brothers, Bob of Kindersley, Sask., and Archie of Cymric, Sask., and their families. Remembering him with affection are his cousins Dick, Gladys, Glen, Bill and Margaret and by his nieces and nephews, especially Margaret Anne, Lori and Bill. Gordon will be remembered for his cheerful, happy disposition and for his very wonderful laugh. He was a good friend to all who knew him and he will be missed. No service by request.
- James of Sunset Extendicare, Regina and formerly of Govan suddenly passed away October 28, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his wife Carrie. He leaves to mourn his children Mary, Shirley, Louise, Brenda, Malcolm and Don and their families, special friend Shirley, one sister Mary, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 2, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from Govan United Church. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Kenneth "Lawrence" was born December 14, 1952 the son of Ken and Alida Campbell. He was accidently killed on the farm when he was run over by a farm truck. He was pronounced dead shortly after reaching Nokomis Hospital. Kenneth "Lawrence" Campbell died September 18, 1956 and was buried in Govan Cemetery.
- Kenneth Richard, of Nokomis, was accidentally killed on May 2, 1984 at the age of 57 years. Predeaceased by his parents: Lorne in 1982, Anna in 1947; a son Lawrence in 1956; and a granddaughter Tammy in 1974. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Alida, one son Dale (Jane) of Kelvington; one daughter Janice (Jim) Korte of Muenster; five grandchildren; Paula and Lawrence Campbell and Garret, Jesse and Amy Korte; five brothers; Bill (Mavis) of Govan, Archie (Ida) of Duval, Gordon of Vancouver, Harold (Frankie) of Ottawa, Robert (Sandra) of Kindersley. Funeral services on Saturday May 5, 1984 at 2:00 p.m. from Nokomis United Church. Interment in Govan Cemetery. Officiating Clergy Rev. Hugh MacGregor.
- Lawrence "Lorne" Richard (April 12, 1890 - April 17, 1982) of Strasbourg, formerly of Govan, passed away in Strasbourg on April 17, 1962 at the age of 92 years and 4 days. Predeceased by his wife, Anna, he is survived by six sons: William of Govan, Archie of Cymric, Gordon of Vancouver, Kenneth of Nokomis, Harold of Ottawa and Robert of Kindersley; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Edith Crosbie of North Vancouver. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 21st, at 2 p.m. from Govan United Church. Interment in Govan cemetery. Rev. Hugh McGregor, officiating clergy.
- Mavis Rose (nee Nelson) October 5, 1926 – July 10, 2015. It is with great sorrow yet fond memories that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mavis Campbell of St. Mary's Villa, Humboldt, SK, (and formerly of Govan, SK), on Friday, July 10, 2015. She was 88 years of age. Mavis is survived by her son Jim (Christine) Campbell; daughter Heather (Murray) Albers; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Barry (Bernice) Nelson; and sisters-in- law: Jannice Nelson, Ida Campbell, and Sandra Campbell. The Celebration of Mavis' Life will take place at LifePoint Pentecostal Church, 40 Baun St., Lanigan, SK, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Mavis will be laid to rest beside her husband, William Campbell at Govan Cemetery. Mavis was born to Douglas and Molly (nee Ferguson) Nelson on October 5, 1926,at home on their farm near Gibbs, SK. She was raised there and, after completing Grade 11 at a school in the area, Mavis attended Normal School (Teachers'College) in Moose Jaw. Afterwards, she taught at Ash Leaf School, a one-room country school east of Govan. On June 30, 1947, Mavis married William "Bill" Campbell in the Govan United Church. They began their life together on their farm southwest of Govan. Mavis and Bill’s union was blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. Mavis’ life revolved around her family. She was a very fulfilled, happy, and devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She worked tirelessly helping her husband in all aspects of the farming lifestyle, articulately managed her domestic chores and, most importantly, tended to the needs and nurturing of her children, raising them with unconditional love and instilling ethical life-long lessons. Attention to detail in housekeeping and personal appearance were always a must. As well, her culinary skills were second-to-none; she could whip up a scrumptious
meal seemingly out of nothing in a short time, and was known for the plentiful and delicious "tailgate lunches" the family shared out in the field during seeding and harvest. Mavis’ homemade bread, buns and chocolate chip cookies were simply the best! In 1961, the Campbells built a new house in Govan where they resided during the winters. A very community-minded person, Mavis served in some capacity with various
organizations, including Lakeshore Homemakers, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Rebekah’s Lodge, and the Govan United Church. Upon retirement from farming, Mavis and Bill spent much of their time travelling throughout Canada and the United States visiting family and friends, as well as spending the winters in Arizona. Other favorite pastimes Mavis enjoyed were curling, scrapbooking, listening to music, and watching football. She was an avid Roughrider fan and had season tickets for many years. As the family expanded to include grandchildren, Mavis took an active interest in their lives, and derived much pleasure from following their activities and accomplishments. Bill passed away in 1992. Mavis continued to reside in Govan until 2009, when she moved to Humboldt. In 2013, failing health necessitated a move to St. Mary’s Villa, her home until the present. Throughout her life, Mavis had a
strong, yet gentle and quiet faith, and lived by the Golden Rule. She took great pride in everything she did, and leaves a beautiful legacy for her family to cherish.
- Mervin Francis (December 31, 1948 – June 8, 2015) of Duval, SK., passed away suddenly at the age of 66. His memory will be cherished by his children Curt and Tequila, his mother Ida, his brother Doug (Bev) and his nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Robert John (September 1, 1933 - May 28, 2001) was born on September 1, 1933 at Nokomis Sask, the youngest of 6 sons of Lorne & Anna Campbell. He attended Ash Leaf School and began his working career at the Esso Bulk Station in Govan. He married Sandra Mack of Kelvington in 1959, and had 3 children, Lana, Leanne, and Garnet. In 1960 he bought the Imperial Oil bulk station and the International Harvester dealership which he ran for 12 years. In 1973 he moved his family to Kindersley where he purchased the Texaco Bulk plant. He also worked as a salesman and partsman at All West Equipment and later joined the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Service Center until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed spending his retirement years gardening and helping out at Eldon & Leanne's farm and following his grandchildren's activities in hockey, dance and other pursuits. Bob was a charter member of the Govan Optimist Club, he served on Town Council in Govan for 5 years and was a member of the Kindersley Elks Club for 26 years. Bob was an avid curler both in Govan and Kindersley and had competed in many curling events over the years. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Sandra; daughter Lana (Larry); daughter Leanne (Eldon); son Garnet and his grandchildren John, Shallon, Richele, & James Dahl and Skylar & Morgan Howrish. He will also be mourned by his sisters-in-law Mavis, Ida, Ruth, Alida, and Rita, many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Bob was predeceased by his parents and five brothers, Archie, Bill, Kenny, Harold and Gordon, 2 nephews Lawrence & Wade, and a niece BonnieLee. Interment Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the cemetery in Govan, Saskatchewan.
- Ruth (nee Bracegirdle) passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 22, 2005. Ruth was born on January 2, 1925 to Harry and Lily Bracegirdle in Govan, Saskatchewan. From the beginning Ruth was entrepreneurial. She co-owned Country Boy Delivery and Furniture in Moose Jaw and later became passionate about raising miniature dogs. Ruth will be especially missed by special friend, Bob Bullied and two sisters: Edna Zander and family of Wynyard and Irene Dimond and family of Regina. She leaves an empty space in the hearts of her immediate family: daughter, Anna Mather (Ken) of Lethbridge, Alberta and son, Terry Campbell (Colleen) of Moose Jaw; four grandchildren: Ryan Miller (Tanya) of Lethbridge, Shaun Miller (Sue) of Red Deer, Tammi Campbell (Patrick Young) of Saskatoon, and Carla Campbell of Calgary; and twin great-granddaughters: Mikayla and Emily Miller of Lethbridge. She is also survived by the Campbell family of Govan, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service will be held at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be made at the Rosedale Cemetery.
- Wade Allan Campbell, son of Archie and Ida Campbell, was born in Regina on February 9, 1956 and passed away suddenly on February 15, 1986. He attended school in Duval and Strasbourg, and except for a few winters in Regina, lived his life in this district. He met Brenda Lee Kelln during high school and they were married on September 25, 1976. They have four children. Although Wade has worked at the Wheat Pool stockyard, and done janitorial and drywall work, these were only winter jobs to help him achieve his goal to become a successful grain farmer. In pursuit of this goal, he and Brenda have lived at three farm locations and Wade had formed an informal partnership with his father. He very much favored outdoor activities and mechanical work. He belonged to the Co-op, The Wheat Pool and the Wildlife Federation, and was briefly active in the Duval Optimist Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, skidooing, golfing, trips to the lake in the summer and many other like activities. He also enjoyed his music collection. Much of his social life was spent with his wife and family, or with close friends, usually in informal activities. Wade was usually willing to lend a hand where needed, and did not appreciate being idle. Wade enjoyed life and with a ready sense of humor shared that enjoyment with others. His friendships were firm and longlasting and he made time to be a companion as well as a husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; one son, Curtis; three daughters, Niki, Kristin, and Krystel; his mother and father, Archie and Ida; two brothers, Mervin and Douglas (Beverly); many other relatives and friends. He will be missed by all. The family wishes to thank you for your many kind words and acts of sympathy. They ask that memorials bedirected to the Govan Cemetery fund. You are invited to coffee in the hall following service.
- William "Bill" James of Goven, passed away suddenly on December 18, 1992 at the age of 72 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Mavis; one son, Jim (Chris) of Reglna, one daughter, Heather (Murray) Albers of Humboldt; four grandchildren: Jeff Campbell, Kurtis, Kristopher and Charity Albers; four brothers: Archie (Ida) of Duval, Gordon of Vancouver, Harold (Rita) of Ottawa, Bob (Sandra) of Kindersley. Predeceased by brother, Ken. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 1992 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan United Church. Debbie Martin officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Robert John "Bob", 87 years, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 14, 2012 as a result of a stroke. Born and raised in Govan, SK, district; Bob served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. His career was in municipal government serving as administrator to RM #9 at Oungre, SK (1949 - 1957) and RM #337 at Wadena, SK (1958 - 1974) then as Municipal Advisor, Govt. of Sask. until his retirement in 1987. Retirement years were spent in Fort Qu'Appelle with a move to Moose Jaw in 2003. Predeceased by his parents Stacey and Lucy May Cardiff and brothers Jim Cardiff and George Cardiff. Survived by his wife Fran, son Ian, daughter Jody Walz (Dave), grandchildren Damon Crossman (Simone) and Stacey Dyck (Todd) and great-grandchildren Jarrod and Ilyssa Dyck, Teaya, Kadyn and Evynn Crossman. Extended family includes Tara Walz (Mic Lewchuk); Natasha (John) and Makena Sagi; and Mark (Sarah) and Bowen Walz. In keeping with Bob's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering will be held to celebrate his life and love.
- Richard "Dick" Wesley. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Richard "Dick" Wesley Cardiff, a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and friend. Dick left us on December 22, 2010, when he passed away suddenly in his home. Dick was predeceased by his father Wes Cardiff and mother Mabel Cardiff. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife, Marlene; six children and 18 grandchildren - Eugene and Brenda, Erin, Jennifer, Chris; Shelley and Keith, Tamara, Morgan, Dalton; Karen and Neil, Denai, Brittany, Greg; Kevin and Sheryl, Kayla, Janelle, Chad, Mason; Steven and Tina, Amber, Hayley, Kendyl; Elisa and Dave, Jamie, Matthew; brother, Thomas and Helen Cardiff; brother-in-law, Gerry and Arlene Miller; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Dick was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 3, 1930. He moved with his parents and brother Tom back to the home farm east of Cymric in 1931. During his childhood years, he attended Dunkeld School until Grade 8 and then went to Govan High School until Grade 12. He married Marlene (Miller) on August 6, 1960. Dick and Marlene lived on the family farm, consisting of a mixed farm of cattle and grain; later on selling cattle and concentrating on grain. They started a family and raised six children. They purchased a house in Govan in 1970. They moved the family into town for winter months and back to farm for summer months and continued to do so until 1980 when they moved to Govan permanently and continued to farm from town. Aside from farming, Dick really enjoyed working with electronic equipment. He built TVs and other electronic gadgets in his basement and also repaired all kinds of appliances and equipment for neighbours and friends. He also obtained his HAM Radio operator's license in 1960 with the call letters VE5PY and enjoyed communicating with people from all over via Morris code and also audio contact. Dick was devoted to family and friends and enjoyed socializing with them on whatever occasion. With six children involved in all sorts of activities, Dick and Marlene kept busy getting their family to functions and events. He enjoyed travelling on summer camping trips with his family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting trips with friends. Dick and Marlene also enjoyed many years of travelling south to Arizona and Texas for two to three months during the winter. With their growing family, Dick loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and treasured individual visits and many family gatherings. In his retirement, he took up playing golf and curling, He also took up playing the fiddle in his later years and really enjoyed jamming with his friends. He continued to play right up until his passing. Dick served on several committees, The Cymric Sask Wheat Pool, The Govan Co-op, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Council, Fiddle Festival and volunteered at other community functions. Dick was diagnosed with COPD in 2004 and was on oxygen from this time forward. Although restricted in his abilities, he still enjoyed living life to its fullest. A 'Celebration of Life' was held on December 29, 2010 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Rey Dahlen officiating, organist was Ruth King and fiddle music was by Belles with Bows. Kevin Cardiff gave an excellent tribute to his Dad's life; Elisa Turta was urnbearer and all of Dick's grandchildren were honourary pallbearers. Lunch and fellowship followed in Govan Gym, catered by Prince of Peace ELW.
- Vera (nee Galley) passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2010 in the Regina Qu'Appelle House which was her home for the last four years. Vera Cardiff was born in Holyhead, Wales, December 15, 1913. She was the second child of William Blakey Galley and Edith (Denton) Galley. When Vera was 18 months old, her mother died. This tragedy resulted in Vera being raised by an aunt and uncle. She was well loved. Her older sister, Edith and younger brother, William were raised by different aunties and the siblings were together on special occasions. As a child, Vera was educated in music, art, and dance. Vera was very artistic and went on to work at millinery and later an interior design department. Once war came to the shores of England, Vera enlisted, using her artistic skills in the mapping section of the RAF. While being placed at Boscombe Downs, Vera met Jim Cardiff a young Canadian Radar engineer. On September 4th, 1945 they married. Amazingly, Vera always recalled the humorous, heart warming stories of life in war ravaged Britain. Her homeland was firmly entrenched in her heart even though she chose to move to the Canadian prairies with her husband. Vera was blessed with a Canadian family that welcomed her with open arms. Lucy May Cardiff, Vera's mother-in-law eased the transition by teaching the skills required to manage the house of a prairie farm. Vera and Jim had two daughters, Avril and Edie and a son, Bruce. She was a long-time active member of the Anglican Women's Association, a member of the Landvair Homemakers Club, as well as supporting her daughters in the 4-H Govan Home craft club. The War Brides' Association was another of her interests. She would attend the conferences in Saskatoon and Regina regularly. Both Vera and Jim travelled to England and beyond many times. Touching base with her family and being surrounded by the sights and sounds of her homeland brought her immense pleasure. Vera had a long, happy, and healthy life. She will be mourned by her daughters Avril (Gary) Panko and Edie (Lorne) Tarasoff as well as her grandchildren, Kyla (Mike) Kelly, Brad (Saffron) Panko, Bree (Phil) Panko McDermott, Nathan (Bree) Tarasoff, Avril (Devin Skolney) Tarasoff. Vera' great-grandchildren are: Andrew and Carter Kelly, Jacob and Ethan Panko, and Indiana Tarasoff. Vera was predeceased by her son, Bruce, husband, Jim, her sister, Edie Philips, brother-in-law, George Cardiff. Vera offered a little bit of Britain to everyone she met. She will be remembered for her creative touch, love of animals, impeccable manners, her humorous antics and devotion to her family. The family were fortunate to have the compassionate care and friendly support of staff of QuAppelle House in Vera's last years. A Celebration will be held to honour Vera's life in the near future.
- Winona Mary (nee Taylor). It is with great sadness that her family announce the passing of Winona Mary Cathcart, age 98 years, at the Last Mountain Pioneer Lodge in Strasbourg on Monday January 15, 2007. "Nona" was born in Yellow Grass on September 28, 1908, the first of four daughters of Fred Cathcart and Myrtle Taylor. Nona was a selfless person and spent her life helping and caring for others. She spent her early years in Yellow Grass living with her mother and father, helping to care for her elderly grandparents. When Nona's mother passed in 1966, she moved to Strasbourg to help Sharon with her new family, and from that point on Nona became a regular at all Hill family gatherings helping with all of the children of both Dave & Sharon and Peter & Ina Hill. She became Aunt Nona to all the Hill children and grandchildren. In about 1980 Aunt Nona moved to Govan where she stayed until 1990 when she decided that she was not comfortable living alone, and moved back to Strasbourg finding a comfortable place at the Last Mountain Pioneer Lodge. Aunt Nona loved to read, travel, eat, make puzzles and spend time with children. Aunt Nona was predeceased by her parents, her sisters and brothers-in-law Isabel Elsie Best (Alexander), Freda Grace Stevens (Raymond), her brother-in-law Roger Wilkinson, her niece Sharon Hill and her husband Dave. Aunt Nona will be sadly missed by her sister Mary Florence Wilkinson, her nieces Lynn (Dave) Leggo and family, Alixe (Jack) Young and family, Pam (Larry) Ring and family, and nephews Chris (Susan) Wilkinson and family and Doug Stevens. She will forever be remembered by the Hill families Mark, Ken (Sarah), Todd (Jennifer), Ina, Heather, Sarah, Peter (Marcy) and family, Colleen, Garret (Lindsay) and family, and Greg (Brianna) and her many great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. Messages of condolence can be directed to Fletchers Funeral home in Weyburn, who will forward them to the family. A tree will be planted in the spring in the Forest of Remembrance in Calgary by her nieces Lynne and Pam and families. A celebration of Aunt Nona's life will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, January 19th in Yellow Grass. Friends are asked to meet at the Yellow Grass United Church and then proceed to the Yellow Grass cemetery, where Nona will finally be home.
- Frances (nee Kamineski) June 23, 1921 - March 13, 2004. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Frances on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at St. Ann's Nursing Home. Frances was born in Cudworth, SK and moved to Colonsay where she later met and married Steve. His work with the Federated Co-op took them to many communities, Senlac, Borden, Govan, Wilkie and Delisle, where they owned the Delisle IGA. Frances enjoyed her work in retail sales and meeting people daily. Her faith and the church were always a strong presence in her life. In 1995, they moved to Saskatoon making St. Volodymyr's East Court their new home. Along the way great friendships and memories were made. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Steve; daughters, Darlene (Gary) Romanchuk, Marlene (Darrell) Woodcock; grandchildren, Kyla, Chad and Janelle Romanchuk, Jerrod and Brody Woodcock. Frances was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Stanley Kamineski, Geniveve Delayen, Walter Kamineski and Josephine Oryschak. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel at St. Ann's Home, 2910 Louise Street, led by Rev. Fr. Matthew Hertz, OMI. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., with celebrant, Rev. Fr. Denis Phaneuf. Rite of Committal will follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- 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 Florence 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.
- James Henry "Harry" of Assiniboia, Sask., passed away on June 28, 2000, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jim and Florence, two brothers Tom and Dave, he is survived by four sons: Lawrence of Edmonton, Dennis (Shelda) of Assiniboia, Murray of Esterhazy and Kelvin of Regina; two brothers, Bill of Dysart and John of Saskatoon, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at the Govan Cemetery, Govan, Sask., on Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 1:30 P.M. The Rev. Alex Taylor officiating.
- John Fredrick. With heartfelt sadness, the family of John Fredrick Clarke, announce his passing at the age of 89 years, on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Whispering Pine Place Nursing Home in Canwood, SK. John was born to Florence and James Clarke at Govan, SK, on August 17, 1920. He attended Govan School until he was called away to War. When John returned, he decided to try his hand at raising chickens and rabbits. John was known for his large garden and fruit trees. He then bought a grain truck and did custom grain hauling for the local farmers. He would also do custom lawn cutting and snow removal in the winter. John then went on to work for C.P.R. as a section man. Further down the road, John also took on the job of grounds keeper at Last Mountain Regional Park. Another one of John's passions was hunting wild game, and in the winter he tried his hand at netting whitefish.
On July 7, 1978, John married the love of his life, Elva Sloan. John and Elva did not have any children of their own, but had many nieces and nephews that they got to spoil. John even taught some of them to walk.
John will be remembered as a happy-go-lucky guy. He always enjoyed a good game of cards, a game of Bingo, or playing the lotteries. When John lost his leg, he became a resident of Rabbit Lake Nursing Home. He then moved over to Spiritwood, and finally into Whispering Pine Place
in Canwood. He was always wheeling around in his wheelchair keeping the nurses on their toes. We all love you Uncle John, we had many good laughs. John leaves to mourn: his three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Clarke of Melfort, SK, Margaret Clarke of Regina, SK, and Gwen Clarke of Swift Current, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by: his wife, Elva (nee Sloan) Clarke; his parents, Florence and James Clarke; his brothers, Harry Clarke, Thomas Clarke, Bill Clarke and Dave Clarke; a sister-in-law, Nancy Clarke; a step-son, Ernie Sloan; and a nephew, Kenny Clarke. A funeral service for John took place on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Govan United Church in Govan, SK. Rev. Shirley Kamphuis was officiant. Cathy Lehouillier read the eulogy. Evelyn Hancock was the organist. The Legion acted as honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were, Gary Wilson, Jamie Wilson, Edward Clarke, John McFadyen, James McFadyen and Layton Clarke. Interment took place in the Govan Cemetery.
- Kenneth Wayne Clarke was born August 28, 1952 at Nokomis, SK to Dave and Sylvia (nee Jensen) Clarke. He started school at Govan, where they lived, and when he and his mother moved to Naicam he continued his primary education there and at McKague. Early on he developed a love for cats and dogs and throughout his life he had many pets. What Ken lacked in education, he made up for in other interests and pastimes. On a loom that he made himself from hockey sticks, Ken made mats out of old nylons and cut-up rags, he spoolknit colorful yarn and sewed the results together into round mats, and made other mats from newspaper folded into strips and interwoven. Many of these items found their way into kitchens and homes, and brought a few extra dollars. As well, he enjoyed picking up bottles and cans to add to his income. Ken passed time watching T.V., listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to hockey games, enjoyed a good game of solitaire and also acquired a liking for playing pool. He did enjoy his "snacks" as he called them and we have all seen him carrying a bottle of pop and a bag of chips. Ken passed from this life in Naicam on November 12, 2009 and his interment will be in the Naicam Lutheran Cemetery next to his Grandpa and Grandma Jensen. He was predeceased by both sets of Grandparents and several Uncles and Aunts. He is survived by his loving Mother, Sylvia, one Uncle, four Aunts and many cousins. The Funeral Service was held from the Salvation Army on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Mike Hoeft officiating. Pallbearers were Ron Jensen, Christopher Frey, Keith Hagen and Jeffrey Jensen.
- Margaret (nee Zink) passed away on February 21, 2013 in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Everett and Thomasina Zink; her brother, George Zink; her sister, Gertrude Timmermans; her first husband, J. Henry (Harry) Clarke and her second husband, Arthur (Art) Clarke. She is survived by her four sons from her first marriage, Lawrence, Dennis (Shelda), Murray and Kelvin; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Margaret was born on May 26, 1926 at Regina, SK and grew up on the family farm southwest of Govan, SK. She married J. Henry Clarke in 1944 and in 1951 moved to Assiniboia, SK with him. They moved again to Regina in 1962. Margaret would continue to reside in Regina after her first marriage ended. She married Arthur Clarke in 1970. She and Art retired to Regina Beach in 1983, but moved back to Regina shortly afterwards when Art became ill. After Artís passing, Margaret continued to reside in Regina. Margaret was an active member of Zion United Church and was one of the founding members of the Zion Quilters. Over the years, she won many prizes for her quilts, both as a member of the Zion Quilters and individually. After Artís passing, Margaret also travelled extensively with friends, visiting Australia, Europe, China and other places. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially visits with her grandchildren and later her great- grandchildren. While her later years were marked by slowly declining health, Margaret kept her cheerful and good natured spirit to the end. She will be deeply missed by her family, her friends and all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 1, 2012 at Zion United Church, 120 Broad St., Regina, SK with Rev. Greg Grace officiating.
- William James went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, October 15, 2004 at the age of 93. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Effie who together would have celebrated 70 years of marriage in March. Jim is also survived by his six children: Douglas (Margaret), Audrey (Ron) Lemay, Bunny (Brian) Wilcox, Murray (Pamela), Verne (May), and Lorne (Shamrock); his sister, Irene Thornton of Kelowna, B.C.; his brother, Ronald of Moose Jaw, Sask.; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one greatgrandchildren, and one great, greatgrandchild. Jim was predeceased by his father, William James Cunningham; his mother Caroline Elizabeth (Wright); his sister, Marjorie Weare; and his brothers, Clarence and Alan. Jim was born March 7, 1911 on the family farm west of Govan, Saskatchewan. Jim farmed for several years before moving to Regina in 1943 where he was employed by Imperial Oil Refinery until his retirement in 1975. Jim was well known for his friendliness. He will be missed and thought of often by family and friends. There will be a private family interment in the morning followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
- Christina Esther Currie of Gibbons, AB formerly of Govan, SK passed away on September 28, 2004 at the age of 87 years. She leaves to mourn her passing Evelyn (Ralph), Bob, Lorraine (George) and families and one sister Isabelle Waithman.
- Myron "Red" passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 27, 2006. He was born in the township of Govan along with his loving twin sister Marie (Frank) on January 16, 1921. Marie is the lone survivor of that family. He was nicknamed Red as he once had a very wavy crop of red hair. It started to thin a little with the addition of each of his seven children: Donna of Vancouver, Dennis of Fort McMurray (Tanya & Sacha), Val (Spero Skamanis, Adrian & Nicole) of Regina, Gerry (Natalie & John Salazar) of Kelowna, Ken of Regina, Dan (Carene, Dane, Cass & Quentin) of Terrace and John of Kelowna. Red moved to Vancouver in 1947 with his wife Janette (Ebenal) and was a printer with the Daily Province for several years. Later he worked at Jericho Beach for over 25 years with the Department of National Defense. On weekends he played the accordion in a band throughout the greater Vancouver Mainland. He started playing the accordion over 70 years ago as he grew up in a very musically talented family. Red and his siblings Ken, Darcy, Marie and Archie, along with their parents Dan and Alice were The Currie Orchestra. During the 30's and 40's they played for the war effort, weddings and many a barn dance in the Last Mountain Lake region. They also played for the Honorable John Diefenbaker's wedding. Red returned to the prairies in 1970 and worked for the City of Regina and then the Regina General Hospital. He retired to his home town of Govan for several years with his wife Kay (Lepine) before relocating to Strasbourg in 2000. Here he met up with a dear old friend who also shared his love of music and dance. In recent years he and his piano-playing lady Hazel Schwandt have jammed at various venues in this area, often as volunteers. Just two weeks ago they entertained their fellow residents at the Last Mountain Pioneer home together. Red was a great story teller with a keen sense of humor. He was a real social character with an unwavering zest for life to the end. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Govan Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Wildlife Hall in Strasbourg.
- Duane Leonard of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the age of 65 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother Pat (Kelly) Curtin of Medicine Hat; three nephews Leonard and Jason Curtin, Kevin Bader; one niece Maureen (Leonard) Pytel, as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Ruth Curtin; two brothers, Dennis and Michael Curtin and one sister Frances Bader. Duane was born on March 8, 1944 and raised on a farm near Govan, Sask. As an adult, he moved to Regina and started a career as a switchman with Canadian National Railways. Duane loved cars, motorcycles, dancing and music. Although he endured health issues for most of his adult life, this did not prevent him from enjoying life to the fullest. He moved to Medicine Hat several years ago to be closer to family and due to declining health had been living at Riverview Care Centre for the past three years. Duane's family would like to thank all the caregivers that looked after him throughout the years. The funeral service will be held at the Pttison Funeral Home (Medicine Hat, Alberta) on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. John Nemanic officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.
- Patrick Gerald (September 6, 1951 - August 22, 2016). Pat passed away unexpectedly on August 22, just a few days short of his 65th birthday. He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Ruth, sister Frances, brothers Duane, Dennis and Michael. He is survived by his wife Kelly, parents-in-law Gord and Ellie Kosmick, brothers-in-law Dean, Sam and Russell Kosmick, niece Maureen (Len) Pytel, nephews Jason Curtin (Crystal Woroniuk), Len Curtin, Justin Kosmick and grandnephew Michael Curtin. Pat was born and raised on the family farm in Govan, Saskatchewan. After completing high school, Pat headed out west to Medicine Hat and lived there his entire adult life. Pat worked for CFB Suffield for many years and recently retired from there. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Saskatchewan, boating and fishing. Pat was an avid gardener and cook and was well known for his home cooking and salsa making. He so enjoyed his few years of retirement and loved to watch the stock market and take spins on his motorcycle. He was also very proud of his Irish ancestry. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. The funeral service will be held in the Pattison Chapel on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend.
- Ruth Mildred (nee Greenlay) of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2009, at the age of 94 years, beloved wife of the late Leonard Curtin. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Duane Curtin and Pat (Kelly) Curtin all of Medicine Hat; four grandchildren, Maureen (Leonard) Pytel, Kevin Bader, Leonard Curtin and Jason Curtin and their mother Louise; a half sister, Frances as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Minnie and Francis Greenlay; her husband Leonard in November of 1974; two sons, Michael and Dennis and one daughter Frances Bader. Ruth was born in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan on April 3, 1914. At the very young age of four, she lost her mother to the flu epidemic. After a period of time, her father remarried and it was Ruth's stepmother who was the mentor to Ruth in cooking, cleaning, canning, baking and sewing. In June, 1935 she married Leonard Curtin. They homesteaded in Govan, Saskatchewan where they raised five children. Ruth was known throughout the countryside for her huge garden and wonderful home-cooking and baking. In 1974, Leonard passed away and Ruth sold the farm. Soon after, she moved to Medicine Hat to be with her family. She enjoyed singing in the Veiner Center Choir for many years. Her passion for gardening was evident by the huge garden she maintained in the back yard. It was in that garden in 2003 that she suffered a stroke. She spent her remaining years in Club Sierra until her peaceful passing. A celebration of Ruth's life will take place on Friday, April 3, 2009 in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta) at 11:00 a.m.
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- Herbert Emanual (August 16, 1918 - September 21, 2011). Herb Dabrowski of Regina, formally of Govan, Sask. passed away the evening of September 21, 2011 at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Helen and her children, Evelyn (Tom) Johnstone of Winnipeg, Laverne Penner of Govan, Carolyn (Merv) Danbrook of Govan, Donna (Cliff) Jaworski of Regina and daughter-in-law Shirley Sundwall of Regina and their families and sister-in-law Doreen Dabrowski of Foam Lake. Cousin's Bill (Marion) Dabrowski, Mona (Don) Belvoir, Shirley (Roy) Haddock, several more relatives and many friends. Predeceased by his parents Phillip and Kathrine Dabrowski, brothers Sigfried and Eric and Helen's son Keith Sundwall. Herb managed the family farm west of Cymric for many years. Herb took an interest in politics and world affairs. He was always willing to give a helping hand to neighbours. Herb could relate his past memories into great stories. He will be dearly missed by Helen and family. Thank you to the caregivers at Main West Pioneer Village and Victoria Park Personal Care Home for their kindness. Herb's request is cremation and no funeral service. Internment will be at Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Catherine Eileen was born on July 13, 1937 in Govan, SK, to Cliff and Catherine Davis. It was on the farm that Eileen fell in love with animals. She attended school in Govan and Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. At the age of 20, she travelled to California with an uncle and fell in love with America. In 1980, she moved to Minneapolis and began working in the mortgage and banking industry. She worked for GMAC for many years and retired in 2006. Eileen moved to Old Shakopee Village in 1996, until her passing on June 26, 2012. Eileen will be sadly missed by her siblings, Beulah, Donna, Lorne, Rick and Debbie, many nieces and nephews and Norm Carlson. She was predeceased in death by her parents and two sisters, Noel and Nelda. Funeral service was held on July 14, 2012 in Govan, SK.
- Catherine "Kay" of Govan, SK passed away at Nokomis Health Center on July 27, 2006 at the age of 92 years. She will be sadly missed by her 4 daughters: Beulah Godkin of Balcarres, Donna (Daniel) Ball of Saskatoon, Eileen Davis of Minn. and Deborah Wood (Gilbert) of Nokomis, 2 sons: Lorne (Gloria) Davis of Govan and Richard (Jill) Davis of Medicine Hat as well as 20 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Clifton Davis, 2 daughters: Nelda Patricia Davis in 1946 and Noel Frances Epp in 2000 and a granddaughter Jennifer Davis. She lived in Govan all her life, was a friend to all and leaves us with many precious memories. The Vigil of Prayer will be held in the Lady of the Lourdes R.C. Church in Govan, on Friday, August 4th, at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Govan Gymnasium on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. with a family interment in the Govan Cemetery.
- Lorne Clifton (1946 - 2016). Lorne Davis from Govan, SK. passed away at the age of 70 in the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg, SK. from complications due to vascular dementia. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 28 at the Govan Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m. Lorne was a grain and cattle farmer for over 40 years in the Govan area. He was also an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for hunting, commercial fishing and gardening. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing baseball and he was known for his pitching talent. For all of Lorne's life, he lived off the land and taught his stepchildren, nieces, nephews and grandchildren how to do the same. His influence on their lives will be deeply missed. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Clifton and Kay Davis; and his sisters Nelda, Noel, and Eileen. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Gloria; his stepchildren Gail (Bruce) and Steve (Chrissa); his grandchildren Kaesha, Logan and Brittney; his siblings Beulah (Stewart), Donna (Danny), Rick (Jill) and Debbie (Gill); and his nieces, nephews and their children whom he deeply cherished.
- Arleen Marilyn (nee Fitzsimmons) passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the age of 63 years after an illness following surgery at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK. Arleen was born in Nokomis General Hospital on March 7, 1949 weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. She was the younger twin to her 7 lbs. 8 oz. brother. They were the only children of Earl and Menitha Fitzsimmons and they enjoyed their childhood in Govan, SK. After finishing high school, Arleen headed for the "big" city where she attended Business College and began her professional career. After marrying on June 12, 1971, Arleen and Dennis set up homemaking in Regina where they raised their two sons, Kent Allan (February 14, 1973) and Mark Darren (May 25, 1975). Arleen worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for her entire professional career. At the tender age of 13 Arleen took to the curling ice. Her career spanned the entire spectrum ranging from social, recreational curling to high-pressure competitive curling, culminating in her 1982 Provincial Championship which ended with a third place finish at the National Scott Tournament of Hearts Women's Championship. After a serious car accident Arleen found a new avenue through which to pursue her passion - the technical aspect of the sport - coaching and officiating. She quickly became a Certified Level 5 Official and over the next 20 years worked at numerous provincial, national and international events, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. Eventually Arleen's curling passion had to move over to make room for the new "lights of her life" - her four precious granddaughters. They filled her heart with love, her eyes with twinkles and her voice with praise. Mourning Arleen's unexpected passing are her husband Dennis; two sons Kent (Donna) Day and Mark Day; four granddaughters Taylor, Casey-Anne, Julia and Eleanor; mother Menitha; twin brother Allan (Penny) Fitzsimmons; nephews Jay (Stephanie) Fitzsimmons and Lane (Tasha) Fitzsimmons; and niece Paige (Christopher McNaught) Fitzsimmons; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and a large number of curlers, curling officials, and broadcasters. Arleen was predeceased by her father, Earl Fitzsimmons; and her in-laws, Cliff and Dorothy Day. A service to elebrate Arleen's life will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m
- Dustin Dean Patrick born of Mary Desjarlais and Brian Russell in North Battleford, SK. on April 16, 1988, shortly thereafter the family moved to Lloydminster where he lived for 12 years. He moved to Govan, SK. with his grandmother Pat Lennie and niece Justine Desjarlais when he was 14. There he spent the remainder of his life. It is with deepest regret to announce that Dustin took his own life on June 19, 2006 in Govan. He is survived by his mother Mary Desjarlais, father Brian Russell, grandmother Pat Lennie, sister Donna Desjarlais, niece Justine Desjarlais, aunts Janice Hohn and Suzan Paranteau; uncles Jim Desjarlais and Greg Newell, cousins Brandy, Bobbie, Amanda, Ryder, Kora lee, Jordan and Daniel. Dustin will be sadly and perpetually missed by all who knew him. A Wake will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 2 5 pm and Sunday, June 25, 2006 from 11 am 5 pm at the family home in Govan. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 2 PM from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Pastor Martin Olson officiating.
- Edna Gertrude (nee Gasser) February 28, 1917 - August 25, 2011. Edna Gertrude Dixon passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her husband Harold; siblings Margaret (Andrew) Hutchence, Edgar (Mildred and Regina) Gasser and Irene "Beth" (Howard) Kirby. Left to cherish Edna's memory are her children Marlene (Bob) Leskun and Garry (Darlene) Dixon; grandchildren Jim (Manju), Tim (Courtney) and Tom (Tammy) Leskun, Shelley McGrath and Todd (Barb) and Bart (Patty) Dixon; 13 great grandchildren; brother Irvin "Bob" (Audrey) Gasser; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Edna was born at Govan, SK to Emil and Elizabeth Gasser. She went to Normal School in Regina and taught for over 35 years in rural Saskatchewan and Regina. Edna met Harold Dixon when she was teaching in the Hillsden District. They married in 1942 and farmed near Oakshella for many years. Edna and Harold moved to Regina with their children Marlene and Garry in 1954 where she enjoyed a long and successful teaching career at Wetmore School. Edna loved to travel and enjoyed numerous hobbies. Although she had many talents and accomplishments, her pride and joy was her family. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
- Helen Christina (nee McPherson) Sundwall Dabrowski. Helen Dabrowski, age 99 years of Regina, SK passed away on Sunday January 15, 2017 at the Pioneer Village. Helen was born December 19, 1917 on the farm west of Govan, SK. Helen was predeceased by her parents Christena and James McPherson; husband Herb Dabrowski; son Keith Sundwall; our dad Archie Sundwall; son-in- law Joe Penner; brother Gordon (Leona); sister Doreen (Les). Left to cherish Helen's memory are her daughters Evelyn (Tom) Johnstone, Laverne Penner, Carolyn (Merv) Danbrook, Donna (Cliff) Jaworski; daughter- in-law Shirley Sundwall; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to the staff on 4 West at Pioneer Village. A celebration of mom's life will be held at a later date.
- Edward Christian, born April 5, 1916 at Govan, Sask., died May 19, 2003 at Victoria Hospice. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Clare Hoffman of Victoria and Mrs. Helen Franklin of Soldotna, Alaska, brother Clarence Dock of New Zealand, numerous nieces and nephews. For many years, Edward lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba employed by Sears as sewing machine technician and spent many hours as probation officer for the Garden Hills Native Community. He retired to Victoria in 1990. Private cremation.
- Irene Dorothy (nee McKnight) of Last Mountain Pioneer Home and Govan passed away April 12, 2010 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her parents Agnes and Jack McClughan and Samuel McKnight. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years Dennis, children Laurraine and Maurice; her brothers and sisters Melvin (Eileen) McKnight, Jean Rogers, Brian (Linda) McKnight, Darwin McClughan, Kenneth (Ruth) Duffield, Vance (Ethel) Duffield, Hugh Hill and numerous nieces and nephews. A Family Celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
- Robin Margaret of Semans passed away December 23, 2000 at the Pasqua Hospital. She was born June 6, 1956, the daughter of Kenneth and Ruth Duffield of Semans. She received her elementary and high school in Govan then was employed at the Semans Credit Union. Her next position was as a teacher aide and librarian at the Govan School, followed by a move to Regina where she worked at the Sherwood Credit Union while taking university classes. For summer employment she worked for the Provincial Highway Traffic Board. The following year, she was employed by the Department of Municipal Affairs where provincial property assessment was entered into a computer system and where she first learned computer skills. When the project was completed, she returned home and for several years made excellent use of her 4-H training in dressmaking and tailoring. Robin belonged to Semans Legion Auxiliary and the Govan Eastern Star. She received a certificate in horticulture through community college classes and was the librarian in Semans until her health failed. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 2 PM from Semans United Church. Archdeacon Ken Buchan and Reverend Don Wells officiated. Mrs. Evelyn Hancock was the organist.
- Mary "Mayme" Bridget (nee Davenport) May 25, 1922 – April 29, 2012. Mayme's family is sad to announce her death on April 29, 2012, in the Royal University Hospital ICU. She was surrounded by family as she began the next stage of her life's journey. She would have been 90 in a few weeks. She was born in Govan, SK, second child of Michael and Marie Davenport. Predeceased by her brother, John Joseph; her parents; her husband, Dr. Henry (Harry) Duggleby and her granddaughter Jaime Duggleby. She is survived by her six sons and their spouses: John and Lynn (Saskatoon), Jim and Patti (Regina), Tom and Wendy (Edmonton), Gerry and Sandy (Canmore), Mike and Lynne (Regina) and Pat and Julie (Calgary); and her sister, Jane Coffin. She had 15 grandchildren, and 20-and-counting great grandchildren. Her recently discovered relatives in Ireland – the Fives family – share our sadness. The first few years of her life were spent moving from town to town as her parents, newly arrived from the UK, sought stability and opportunities in Canada's surging West. They found a measure of what they were looking for in Saskatoon, where her father obtained employment at Co-operative Dairies. As their fortunes improved they settled in the Nutana neighbourhood. When the Great Depression struck in 1929 her father's employment withstood the storm. Mayme, her brother and sister attended St. Joseph School and Nutana Collegiate. The distant possibility of a university education stalled in the face of the Great Depression and the Second World War. Like thousands of other young women she graduated from high school, took secretarial training and entered the work force to assume positions vacated by young men who volunteered for military service. She started as a teller at the Nutana branch of the Royal Bank of Canada and rose to positions of greater responsibility, which she forfeited to returning veterans at the end of the war. The great tragedy of her life was the death of her beloved older brother John, killed in action after the RCAF plane he was navigating was shot down over the English Channel. She kept his memory alive by teaching her sons about him, and by reviling war. Her marriage to her brother's best friend and her own childhood sweetheart, Harry Duggleby, in 1946 set the course of her life for the next seven decades. While Harry studied medicine, she gave birth to and started raising their first two boys, John and Jim. The next two – Tom and Gerry – arrived while Harry was a young physician establishing his practice in Saskatoon. Mike and Pat, the youngest of the six, arrived as Harry's practice and reputation matured and expanded. Mayme – if asked what she had done with her life – would point proudly to a collage of her sons' portraits. One of Mayme's greatest gifts was bringing life to the soil. Her gardens and flowerbeds blazed with colour and glowed with health. In later life, when advancing years made upkeep of the garden difficult, she moved to Parkville Manor where from her 10th floor apartment she used paint and canvas to chronicle her views of the river, the parks and the passing seasons. Harry died in 2003. Mayme, whose Catholic faith was both deep and broad, spoke often of her hope to be with him again. The family wants to thank the staff of the neurology ward and the ICU at Royal University Hospital, as well as the emergency room staff at St. Paul's Hospital, for their compassionate and capable care during Mom's last two weeks. Prayers for Mayme will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 222 Willow Street, and the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, also at St. Francis Xavier.
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- Ella (nee Liland). No service will be held for Ella Eaton age 90. Mrs. Eaton, who was born in Govan, Sask., died August 10. She graduated from West Valley High School and attended St. Luke's Nursing School. Mrs. Eaton was a nurse at Orofino (Idaho) General Hospital. During World War II she and her husband, Jim Eaton, had a charter fishing business on Lake Pend Oreille, first at Bayview and later at Garfield Bay. She fished commercially for blueback for a time. The couple also had an automotive body shop, Auto Body Rebuild, in Sandpoint. They retired to Fry Creek and later to Gold Hill. After her husband died she returned to Spokane Valley, WA. Mrs. Eaton enjoyed traveling, fishing, water exercise, playing pool and bingo, needlepoint, canning and making wine. Survivors include a son, Larry Eaton; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
- Marion Elizabeth. It is with sadness that the family of Marion Edwards announces her passing on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents John F. Lynch (1949) and Margaret (Fiskin) Lynch (1968) and her husbandEdward (Ted) Edwards (1984). Marion is survived by her loving daughter Lila Jean (Leon) Auger, her brothers Donald (Katherine) Lynch, Regina, their children Beverly (David) Soloman and Sharon Hakl; James (Joyce) Lynch, Osage, their children, Leslie (Deanne) Lynch, Brant Lynch (Charles Marcoux);Angela (Trevor) Ogden; sister Margaret Roland, Govan, her children Linda (Dale) Oblander, Richard Roland, Shaun (Terry) Macomber, Kathy Hine and sister Barbara Schmidt, Regina, her children Kimberley Schmidt and Karen (David) Schmidt Henderson. Also survived by twenty-four great nieces and nephews; one great-great niece and one great-great nephew. Her friends from Govan and her neighbors and friends in Regina, will sadly miss her. Marion was born February 8, 1922 in theCottage Hospital at Regina, Saskatchewan. She started her education in a country school in Latham, Saskatchewan, graduated Grade XII from the Osage School. She went on toobtain her teaching certificate at the Normal School in Regina and began her career in teaching at Cuthbert School near Hatfield, Saskatchewan. While there, she met and married Ted Edwards, October 23, 1942, in Govan. They settled on the Malcolm farm west of Govan and she resumed teaching at Sundwall School, where she continued teaching until the birth of their daughter Lila Jean. Marion was an active member in the Ivy CampbellRebekah Lodge while living in Govan, as well as an active member in the community. She was an enthusiastic curler and was a member of the Govan team that captured first place in an event in the 1955 Regina Ladies Bonspiel. Following their relocation to Richardson,Marion resumed her teaching profession at Richardson School. When that school was closed, she began teaching Grade 5 and 6 at Greenall School in Balgonie. She remained there over twenty-two years until her retirement. During her teaching career, Marion continued her own education by attending summer sessions and evening classes and earned her B. Ed. in 1985. Marion was able to impart her great love of nature to her students and family alike. She was an avid walker, loved bird watching, rock collecting and was a very talented gardener. She enjoyed the arts and live theater and was a long time supporter of the Globe Theater in Regina. She maintained a beautiful home and garden in Regina, as well as her beloved cottage property at Island View, on Last Mountain Lake, until age 78. Marion's philosophy in life was always hard work and "mind over matter". Marion was a generous caretaker of people and she and Ted always opened their home to aging parents and aunts. She welcomed nieces and nephews and tried to help family whenever she could. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Respecting Marion's wishes, there will be a private family memorial service to honor Marion. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Arnold Wilford of Govan passed away January 13, 2001 at the age of 70 years. Predeceased by his mother Katherina. He leaves to mourn Lillian his loving wife of forty-eight years, one daughter Beverly (Glen) Hemmingway, grandchildren Heather (Chad) Giraudier, Kathy and Kristin Hemmingway, one great grandson Bradyn, his father Godfrey and one brother Lawrence (Freda) several nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thrusday January 18, 2001 at 2 PM from the Govan School Gym. Rev. Martin Olsen officiating. Interment: Govan Cemetery.
- Godfrey. On Friday, December 15, 2006, Godfrey Erhardt, former resident of Govan, passed away peacefully at the age of 98 at Last Mountain Pioneer Home at Strasbourg where he spent the last 11 years. He was born April 3, 1908 on the farm at Duval to John Fred and Katharina (Lehr) Erhardt. He married Katherene (Katie) Martin of Duval in 1929, and resided on a farm in the Duval district until they purchased the Oscar Martin farm - one mile south of Govan in 1943 and farmed until they built a house in Strasbourg and moved there in 1972. Godfrey and Katie had many hardships at first, used apple boxes for chairs and delivered milk to Govan from 1943-47 for eight cents a quart with horse and buggy. Godfrey enjoyed working with wood - built little furniture - chairs, tables and other things in need at the time (from scraps of wood and wooden apple boxes). Godfrey was very active in the community of Govan. He loved to curl, was a director on Govan Credit Union Board and served as Trustee at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Godfrey and Katie also enjoyed camping and had trips to Yorkton, BC, Winnipeg, Hawaii and enjoyed a trip to the Holy Land. After Katie passed away he had an enjoyable trip by bus in Australia, New Zealand, etc. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Katie (1977), his son Wilfred (2001), four brothers - Fred, Henry, Jacob and Louis and three sisters - Katie (Fell), Rosalie (Kelln) and Martha (Martin).
Godfrey is survived by son Lawrence (Freda); daughter-in-law Lillian; four grandchildren, Beverly (Glen) Hemingway, Brian Erhardt, Blair (Sharon) Erhardt and Lisa (Bruce) Coley; eight great-grandchildren. Heather (Chad) Giraudier, Kathy (Rob) Barrow and Kristin Hemingway, Kyle and Scan Erhardt, Connor Coley, Kevin and Justin Erhardt; four great-great-grandchildren, Bradyn, Kyle and Amaya Giraudier and Ashton Erhardt - son of Kevin (Jen) Erhardt. Godfrey is also survived by one sister Caroline Kelln and three sisters-in-law, Natalie (Dolly) Erhardt of Duval, June Miller of British Columbia and Carolyn Martin of Regina. On Wednesday, December 20,2006 a graveside interment was held at Govan Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service in St. John's Lutheran Church, Strasbourg with Rev. Donald C. Hansen officiating. Organist was Mrs. Joyce Strauss and choir. Lunch was served after by the church ladies.
- Hugh John. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Hugh John Ewen. Jack passed away peacefully on September 11th, 2008 in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Jack was born on June 25th, 1918 in Govan, Saskatchewan, where he also took his schooling. Jack enlisted in 1941, serving in Holland and France with the Eight Reconnaissance Regiment during WWII and was discharged in 1945. He then married Georgina Hay on December 8th, 1947. Jack started farming in 1948 south east of Riverhurst. Jack joined the Legion and was a member for 62 years, a charter member of the Riverhurst Lions Club for 40 years and a member of the Riverhurst 50 Plus Club. Jack enjoyed playing cards and was an avid pool player. Jack and Georgina moved in to town for the winters, building their own home in 1981. Jack enjoyed family gatherings, coffee row and woodworking. Jack was predeceased by his parents William and Anne Ewen, siblings Isabel Gallinger, Barnet Ewen, Betty Anderson and Marion Treacher. Jack is lovingly remembered and will always be cherished by his wife of 60 years Georgina; brother Stewart (Frieda); his children Bob (Colleen), Doreen (Ben) Penner, Gary (Dawn), Heather (Edgar) Hatley; grandchildren Brent and Kendra Ewen; Dennis (Donna) Penner and Kevin (Debra) Penner, Brett, Jeffery and Kristopher Ewen, Krista (J.P.) Martin, Ryan (Heather) Hatley, and Blaine Hatley; and 8 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Riverhurst Community Hall. Pastor Wendy Gibson will officiate. Legion Rites will be conducted by Tom Newton of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #213. Interment will take place in the Riverhurst Cemetery.
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- Pearl (nee Gawne), our mother and grandmother passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Nokomis Health Centre on March 28, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Pearl Elizabeth Gawne was born on June 15, 1916 in Thamesville. ON, to William and Elizabeth Gawne. She was the youngest of the family with six siblings, all boys. Pearl journeyed west in the fall of 1942 to marry Frank Fansher on November 12th of that year. They resided on the Fansher homestead northwest of Govan until they moved to Hatfield in 1944 to operate the general store and post office. In 1952 they returned to the family farm and remained there for over 30 years. Pearl worked hard alongside her husband and was comfortable and competent whether driving the tractor to cultivate or haul grain, working in the garden or raising chickens and turkeys. In spite of all these farming demands she found time to cook, bake and put up preserves. She was a very accomplished knitter and seamstress, as well. On top of all this she still had time for family and friends. Pearl's husband and children were her pride and joy and what a devoted wife and mother she was! We often wondered when she slept. On many occasions she never went to bed until very late and then up again very early in the morning, particularly in the hunting season when she would be up at 4:00 a.m. making a huge breakfast for Dad and his hunting buddies. Mom (Pearl) ensured that she facilitated and supported her five children in a wide variety of endeavours such as figure skating, curling, hockey, baseball, swimming, music, 4H horse club and gymkhana. Friends were always welcome in Pearl's home and she often set another place at the table for them. Many stories were shared over coffee and cookies with friends and neighbours. Pearl's understanding of the importance and relevance of nature was an inspiration to all of us. In the spring she watched with eager anticipation for the return of the Saskatchewan summer birds especially her 'little hummers'. In addition to home, farm, family and friends Pearl found time to teach Sunday School, 4H and serve on the UCW of the Govan United Church. Pearl will be lovingly remembered by: her four daughters and one son, Beth Warkentin (Art King), Louise (Vaughn) Pine, Carolyn (Leon) St. Hilaire, Janice Fansher and Dwight (Fran) Fansher; her grandchildren, Troy Warkentin, Alaina and Ian Pirie, and Kristin and Kyla Hendry; special niece, Marilyn (Bert) Zelionka and nephew Harry (Betty) Fansher and her many friends. Pearl was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Frank and her brothers, Charlie, Garvin, Clarence, Sam, Cliff and Sylvester. The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the homecare workers and many people of the Govan community for the love, care and support they gave our mother and grandmother. With all of this support tendered, Pearl was able to stay in her own home until her move to the Nokomis Health Centre in April, 2006. A celebration of Pearl's life will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Govan United Church. Internment to follow at the Govan Cemetery.
- William Franklin of Govan passed away May 26, 2001 at the age of 90 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Pearl of fifty-eight years, one son Dwight (Fran), four daughters Beth Warkentin, Louise (Vaughn) Pirie, Caroline (Leon) St. Hilare and Janice Hendry, five grandchildren Troy, Alaina, Kristin, Ian and Kyla, one sister Flo Fraser, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday May 31, 2001 at 2PM from Govan United Church. Rev. Molly Kitchen officiating. Interment: Govan Cemetery.
- Beatrice (nee Perry), beloved wife of Kenneth N. Farrar, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 1946. She was born on July 18, 1921. Funeral service from the Anglican Church, Govan at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
- Kenneth Norman "Pat" Farrar was predeceased by his two sons Bill and David, his two brothers George and Lawrence, and his sister Thelma. Left to mourn his memory are: his daughter, Nancy Chute (Ray Leitch); daughter-in-law, Lynda Guerin (Richard); his grandchildren, Doug (Lindsay) Chute, David Chute, Mike (June) Farrar, and Kelly (Shawn) Boettger; and his six greatgrandchildren, Jillian and Samantha Chute, Chase and Parker Boettger, and Dahlia and Audrey Farrar. Pat married Doreen Villeneau in 1947 and moved to DuBolt, Alberta, where he farmed until 1952. They had three children. Then he moved back to Govan to take over the family farm. In 1968, they moved to Govan, where Pat looked after the skating rink (1968-1987) as well as was the R.M. Pest Control Officer (1978-1998). He also did painting for many families in the community. Pat was also very involved with the Legion after serving in World War II. After retirement, Pat enjoyed golfing, fishing, and was always up for a game of cards. He always loved spending time with his grandchildren and was very proud of his great-grandchildren. Pat moved to Westlock, Alberta, in 2009 to be closer to his family. Pat will be deeply missed and remembered by those who know him for the kind and loving person that he was.
- Elma Wilma Gertrude (nee Annesley) born February 10, 1925 in the Govan area passed away at the Parkside Extendicare on June 28, 2001. Elma was predeceased by her father Charles, mother Gertrude Annesley, sister Annie Mae Scott, and brother Archie Annesley. She leaves to mourn sister Una Young, several nieces and nephews as well as two great nieces. Cremation by request of the deceased, private graveside service to be held at a later date in Govan Cemetery.
- Christinee (nee Orpen) passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Chris is the loving mother of Donna (Grant) Johnson of Lethbridge and grandmother to Dylan Johnson of New York, Reid Johnson of Lethbridge, and Tyler Johnson of Edmonton. She is also survived by her brother Einar (Mavis) Orpen of Regina, special sister-in-law Kathy Fenton of Saskatoon as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chris was predeceased by her husband, Doug "Brownie" Fenton, parents Ragna and Christen Orpen, brother Alvin Orpen and sister-in-law Pat Orpen. Chris was born in Govan in 1926, where she was raised and educated. She continued her education in Outlook, Sk. She then moved to Regina, where she worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Otis Elevator and Tourism Saskatchewan, where she worked until she retired. Chris met and married "Brownie" in 1949 and they eloped to Minneapolis, St. Paul and returned to Regina, where they resided before Brownie passed away in 1997. Chis was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, never missing a game on TV. At one time, she and Brownie had season tickets. She moved to the View in Lethbridge in 2012, which she really enjoyed. She loved to curl, bowl and play cards. She was a bridge fanatic. Chris was a wonderful mother and grandmother and she took great pride in her grandchildren. She was a very social person with great humour, who loved to have people around. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mark' Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, Regina, SK, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Craig Moeller officiating.
- Dorothy Helen (nee Paul) passed away suddenly on June 30, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. Dorothy was born on the family farm at Govan, SK on October 3, 1918. She was the second of four children born to Bert and Ima Paul, pioneers of the Govan area. Predeceased by her brother Stuart and his wife Ruby. She is survived by her daughter Judi (Barry) Hobson of Balgonie and son Ian (Michelle) Ferguson of Sooke, BC; sisters, Marjorie (Albert) Edwards of Nokomis, SK and Betty Jean (Lloyd deceased) Kidd of Sydney, BC; grandchildren, Stacy (Brad) HobsonLinnen, Douglas Hobson, Travis Hobson, Siobhan (Christopher) Brown, Andrew, Stuart and Jamie Ferguson; greatgranddaughters Emily and Bridget Linnen and several nieces and nephews. She was an R.C.M.P. member's wife and that took her to New Brunswick, Ontario and several communities in Saskatchewan. She was a past president and life member of the R.C.M.P. Veterans Association Ladies Auxiliary and was a patron of the R.C.M.P. Friends of the Museum. She was an active member of the Callie Curling Club, while her health permitted, an avid Rider fan, holding season tickets for many years, participated in the Regina Lions Adult Band, as well as playing twice weekly with two bridge clubs in the city. At her request, she will be cremated. Funeral Service will be held at the R.C.M.P. Chapel on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fred Salerno officiating. Interment to follow in the R.C.M.P. Cemetery.
- Kenneth Watson. It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the death of Staff Sergeant Kenneth Watson Ferguson, retired, on June 11, 2001. Ken was born in Regina, Sask., on March 8, 1911, and was raised in Govan, Sask. After completing his high schooling in Calgary, he attended normal school in Regina and taught in Poplar Peak, Lestock and Leross during the 1930's. He then joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served overseas in #1 Provost Company during World War II. He returned to Canada in 1945 and served in the R.C.M.P. in various communities in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and in Ottawa, Ontario until his retirement in 1969. He went on to work for the Regina Exhibition Board, the law firm Hleck, Kanuka and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires until failing health forced his permanent retirement from the workforce in 1996. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Govan Branch, and of the R.C.M.P. Veterans Association. Ken was predeceased by his parents Stan and Daisy and by his brother Bill. His memory will be cherished by wife Anne; daughter Judi (Barry) Hobson of Balgonie, Sask.; son Ian (Michelle) of Sooke, B.C., stepson Jim (Monnie) Rudd of Regina; granddaughters Stacy (Brad) Hobson-Linnen and Siobhan Hobson; grandsons Doug and Travis Hobson, Andrew, Stuart and Jamie Ferguson; great-granddaughter Emily Linnen; step-grandchildren Tracy, Bryan and Michelle Rudd. He is also survived by nephews Harvey, Lorne, George, Terry and Neil Ferguson and their families; and by the mother of his children, Dorothy Ferguson. In addition, many cousins, friends, former students and veterans of the R.C.M.P. will miss Ken's great sense of humour, kindness and generosity. Heartfelt thanks for their care and caring go to the staff of East Wing, Extendicare Sunset and to Dr. O. Rasmussen. At his request, Ken's remains will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the R.C.M.P. Chapel with the Rev. Allan Higgs officiating. Interment will take place in the R.C.M.P. Cemetery.
- Doreen Edith (nee Hilderman) passed away suddenly on Dec. 24, 2007 at the age of 75. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years William, her son Gerald (Janet) and their children Jason and Dan (Allison), her son Jefferson and his children Natalie, Grant and Nicole and their mother Darlene and other relatives. Doreen was born on the family farm south of Govan to David and Katherine Hilderman on Jan. 29, 1932. She was the youngest of 11 children. She attended Cymric Public School and Govan High School. She married Bill Fletcher on Oct. 19, 1951 at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Govan. Doreen and Bill farmed west of Govan until their retirement in 1994. Besides her family, Doreen had many interests in her life including playing ball and gardening. In her retirement she continued her love of baking and bingo. Her most treasured gifts in her life were her sons and their children and her beloved husband Bill. There was never a birthday, graduation or family gathering that she did not do something special. A Celebration of Doreen's life will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at 1:00 pm in the Govan United Church.
- Melrose Myrtle (nee Bergeson). On Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Melrose Fletcher, age 78 years, late of Govan, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband, John in 1995; two sisters; and four brothers. Mel is survived by her children, Linda (Jim) McCubbing of Saskatoon and their children Kelly (Rob), Michael (Vanessa); Pat Fletcher of Govan; Sandy (Gary) Irvine of Regina Beach and their children Kyle (Amber), Shanda; Judy (Dee) Renwick of Milestone and her children Danny, Preston, Clinton; Brenda (Eugene) Cardiff of Govan and their children Erin, Jenn, Christopher; great-grandchildren Sarah, Meghan; sisters, Mamie Butler of Toronto, Betty Clayton of Pleasantdale; brother Vernon Bergeson of Lanigan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mel's life will be held at a graveside service at Govan Cemetery on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Manasse Habonimana officiating.
- William. Bill passed away March 17, 2010, at the age of 85. He was born on the family farm North East of Govan, SK. to John and Laura on April 1, 1924. He was predeceased by his loving wife Doreen in 2007 and siblings Louise, Merv, Jack, Mary, Dorothy, Joyce, and Barney. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Mable, sons Gerry (Janet) and Jeff, grandchildren, Jason, Dan (Allison), Natalie, Grant, Nicole and great granddaughter Brynn, along with numerous nephews and nieces and other relatives. Family and friends are invited to attend the service being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Govan United Church.
- Ethel Lillian (nee Maguire). With loving sadness the family announces the death of Ethel Lillian Forsyth in Saskatoon on March 4, 2012. Ethel is survived by her daughters Judi Walker (Doug), Margret (Marcel Brassard) and Linda Cooney (Doug), her son-in-law Doug Kelly, daughter-in-law Martine Becu, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Austin Forsyth (2001), her daughter Mary Kelly (1998) and her son Rob (1999). Ethel was born November 10, 1916 in Govan, Saskatchewan and moved to Saskatoon in 1925. She attended City Park Collegiate and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Home Economics. A talented singer, Ethel was vocal soloist with the university orchestra and leading lady in university operettas. After graduation, she trained as a dietician at the Vancouver General Hospital, returning to Saskatoon to marry Austin on Valentine's Day, 1942. Austin was an Optometrist in Kindersley and then in Saskatoon, their permanent home where they raised their five children. Ethel Forsyth was a wonderful mom and a devoted supporter of Austin in his professional and political life. She was a staunch Liberal to the end. A proud and active citizen of Saskatoon, Ethel was a member of the Kinette Club and the University Women's Club. She served on the boards of Oliver Lodge and the YWCA. She was active in Bethel and Knox United Churches and served as president of the Saskatoon Presbyterial of United Church Women. After Austin's death Ethel enjoyed ten fine years at Luther Towers, making many new friends. Thank-you to everyone at Amy McClure House, where Ethel lived for the past year and a half. Thank-you to the outstanding 6th floor staff of St. Paul's Hospital. Finally, we are truly grateful to Dr. Andrew Harrington for his years of wise and compassionate care. The Funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Knox United Church, officiated by Rev. Brian Maitland and Rev. Dr. Ivan Wilson
- Edwin Frederick "Ned" passed away in Regina on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the age of 96 years. Remembering with gratitude his many contributions to their lives are his daughter Colleen (Colin McConnell); son David; granddaughter Stephanie (Marc Marion) and grandson Derek. He will be sadly missed by his brother John Willis; sister Evelyn; nephew, nieces, many other members of his extended family and friends. Ned was born in Govan, SK in 1911. His parents were John Henry French and Telida Laknas. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Dorothy (in 1991) and by his sister Betsy. His family and friends remember Ned as a brilliant man with many talents; most of all they remember the confidence and determination with which he tackled all of life's challenges, his generous compassionate nature, and his irrepressible sense of humour. His passions for political analysis and for sports (especially curling as a skip, and watching football / baseball) were legendary. His lifelong love of landscape design (acquired during his years as a salesman and sales manager for nurseries in Manitoba and Saskatchewan) he passed on to his granddaughter Stephanie who now practises landscape architecture. In his retirement years he was dedicated to promoting awareness of the health benefits of EDTA chelation therapy for the treatment of arterial disease. Ned earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.Ed. from the University of Manitoba, and an education diploma from the University of Saskatchewan. Looking back on his varied career, Ned remembered his work as a teacher to be the most fulfilling. At the time, he was the youngest high school principal in Manitoba at age 27, and his students revered him. He kept in touch with many of them for decades; one of these students, Mildred Flanagan, became a lifelong friend who was still corresponding faithfully with Ned and his family at the time of his death. Ned spent most of the war years developing technical specifications and writing manuals for the Inspections Branch (weapons). This experience led directly to his 20-year career in Ottawa with the Department of Defence Production, Armament Branch, where he was Manager of Production. Following his retirement in 1972 (first to Winnipeg, then to Govan and Regina), Ned resumed part-time work as a landscape designer, devoted himself to the care of his elderly mother-in-law, and took an avid interest in his children's and grandchildren's lives. In recent years as a resident of St. Basil's Manor, he made many good friends who will miss him. At Ned's request, there will be no funeral; a private committal service is planned.
- Evelyn passed away peacefully in Regina on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the age of 99 years. She is lovingly remembered by her brother John Willis, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and by her many friends. Evelyn was born in Govan, Sask. on February 13, 1914 to Telida (nee Laknas) and John Henry French. She was predeceased by her sister Betsy and her brother Edwin ("Ned"). A graduate of the Regina Normal School in 1933, she taught in rural Saskatchewan (including Herbert and Regina Beach) for eight years. While relatively brief in duration, it was her teaching career she always remembered as the most gratifying. Her delight in and empathy for children remained a hallmark of her later life. During the war years, Evelyn served as an Inspector of Armaments for the British Admiralty Technical Mission in Connecticut and New York, USA. After the war, she moved to Vancouver, BC for a 30-year career with the Federal Department of National Revenue. Retiring in 1974 to live in Tsawwassen, BC with her mother, she avidly pursued her passions for world travel, photography, and gardening and also found spiritual comfort as a member of her church community. Her many Beta Sigma Phi sorority sisters will remember her love of fellowship during her more than four decades of devoted and active service to the organization's charitable goals, ranging from educational scholarships to breast cancer research. Throughout her life, Evelyn treasured and nurtured her many lifelong friendships with correspondence and visits all over Canada as well as internationally. In 1997, she returned to live briefly in her birthplace, Govan, before moving to Regina where she spent her final years. Evelyn's family is very grateful to the staff of Erimus and Solace Care Homes in Regina for their attentive and compassionate care of this gracious lady. A funeral service will take place at Valley View Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 14644-72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC later this month.
- Ruth Alexandra died peacefully on November 15, 2003 in Pineview Lodge, Nipawin, SK, at the age of 100 the oldest resident. Ruth was born in Somerville, Mass, USA, on March 11, 1903, the daughter of Aubrey E. and Daisy Streadwick. She emigrated with her family to a homestead in the Crooked River area in 1904. The family later moved to Melfort, SK. She took her schooling and musical training in Melfort, becoming a bank teller and church organist. She married A. Reginald Frith on July 24, 1928 in Melfort, SK. They moved to Govan, SK, and later to Saskatoon, SK. They raised a family of three daughters. Ruth was an accomplished pianist and organist for a number of Saskatoon churches. When her husband retired from teaching in 1965, they moved to Nipawin, SK, to be near family. Ruth was organist at St. John's Anglican Church in Nipawin from 1965 to 1972. She loved to garden, play bridge, knit and crochet. Reg died in 1991. In 1999, Ruth moved to Pineview Lodge where she resided until her passing. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, one sister, her husband of 62 years and her son-in-law Harvey Christiansen. She leaves to cherish her memory, her three daughters, Joyce Christiansen of Nipawin, SK, Dorothy (David) McPherson of Deep River, ON, and Marjorie (Albert) Norris of Kingston, ON; brother, Aubrey E. Streadwick of Lake City, Florida; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
- Alexander of Govan. It is with great sadness that the family of Alexander Fritzler announces his passing on Tuesday, October 12, 2004. Alex was born on October 10, 1924 to Gottfried (Jacob) and Sussana (nee Yauk) at the family farm near Cymric. Predeceased by his parents Jacob and Sussana, his sisters Susan Brooks, Emily Dabrowski and Anne Dabrowski and his brother Edward Fritzler. He leaves to mourn his wife Doris, daughter Marva Laturnas and son Baine (Brenda) Fritzler. Grandpa will be lovingly remembered by Nathan and Brendan Laturnas and Adam, Megan and Rachel Fritzler. Cherished memories are also shared by his sisters Katie, Freda Hendry and Eleanor (Ian) Riach, his brother Godfrey (Anne) Fritzler, brother-in-law Bill (Marion) Dabrowski and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 2:30 PM from Govan United Church.
- Carl Adolph of Cymric passed away September 25, 2000 at the age of 74 years. Predeceased by his parents, he leaves to mourn a sister Natalie and a brother Alvin, numerous cousins and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday September 29, 2000 at 2 PM from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Duval. Rev. Bob Langdon officiating. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
- Doris Marie (nee Hendry) born October 14, 1928 on Sec. 20, Twp 29, Rge 21 east of Nokomis. She was one of twelve children born to Charles and Florence (nee McNichol) Hendry. Doris grew up in the Nokomis area and attended Newlands School along with the rest of her siblings. Before marriage, she was employed at the Nokomis Union Hospital for a short time. Doris married Alex Fritzler of Govan on December 24, 1949. They farmed west of Govan (NW 9–27–22 W2) while raising their family. In 1979 Doris and Alex moved into a new home in the Town of Govan. Doris remained in her home until 2010 when she moved to a private care home in Saskatoon. She passed away on December 18, 2014 at Royal University Hospital after a brief illness. Doris was predeceased by her husband Alex (2004) and siblings Flo, Mac, Bud, Nell, Bill, Dunc, Jim, Russell and Minnie. She is survived by sisters Enid Wishart and Gladys Peterman. Doris is lovingly mourned by daughter Marva Laturnas (Nathan and Brendan) and son Baine (Brenda) Fritzler (Adam, Megan and Rachel). Grandma prided herself on being the family baker with buns, lemon pies and gingerbread men being her specialty. She loved to spend her time knitting special gifts for the family and loved music whether singing or dancing. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Govan Cemetery.
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- Diane (nee Stankov) July 27, 1918 - February 17, 2011. Predeceased by her mother Dora Stankov and father Steve Stankov, brothers Mike and Nick Stankov; sister Ruby Orthner; sister Mary (in infancy); and husband Nicholas Gifko in 1995. Survived by her daughter Donna Skoropata (Del) of Govan; two grandchildren, Amy Dickson (Beau Johnston) of Govan; Christopher Dickson (Jacene) of Indian Head; five great grandchildren Tom, Samantha and Charles Johnston and Dylan and Danya Dickson; brother and sisters-in-law Tom and Alice Gifco and family; Mary Thorarinson of Moose Jaw and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane married Nicholas Gifko in Regina in 1948. They farmed in the Avonlea district until their retirement in 1977. They then moved to Moose Jaw until 1994 when they moved to Regina. In 2000 Diane moved to Govan where she lived for eight years. The last three years she lived at the Casa Bella Carehome in Regina. She will be interred with her husband, at Riverside Memorial Park. Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
- Jacob Ludwig. On November 10, 2002, Jacob Ludwig, born December 17, 1912, a resident of Pioneer Village, passed away at the age of 89 years. Jake was predeceased by his loving wife Emma Clara; parents: Ludwig and Margaret Kraushaar; brothers: Philip, Frank, John, Fred and Michael; sisters: Sofia, Philipina, Christina and Margaret. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Janet (Gerald) Grabowski of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK; sons: James and Wayne (Cheryl) of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Cheryl (Murray) Brosnikoff of St. Albert, AB, Candace (Gerald) Fischer of Regina, SK, Trevor (Cassandra) Grabowski of Winnipeg, MB, Cindy (Rick) Stewart of Winnipeg, MB, Laurie (Mark) Spurdle of Vancouver, BC, Tammy (Joshua) Marko of Edmonton, AB, Paige Goebel of Saskatoon, SK, Meeghan Goebel of Edmonton, AB, Bryce Goebel of Toronto, ON, and Robin; great-grandchildren: Randall (Amber) Brosnikoff of St. Albert, AB, Hayley Spurdle of Vancouver, BC, Jack Fischer of Regina, Owen Grabowski and Samuel Stewart of Winnipeg, MB; sisters: Katherine Hollinger of Regina, SK and Martha Wirth of Neudorf, SK; sisters-in-law: Lizzie Goebel, Irene Goebel and Esther Wirth of Regina, SK; brothers-in-law: John Wirth and John Hupp of Neudorf, SK and Ted Wirth of Regina, SK; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Jake was born in Neudorf, SK, and farmed there until 1958. He worked at Sherwood Co-op Locker Plant until 1969 and then they moved to Govan and operated Govan Locker Plant until 1976. Then they moved back to Regina and spent hours refurbishing furniture, working on the new Prince of Peace Church and gardening. He thoroughly enjoyed visits with children, grandchildren and friends. We would like to take this opportunity to say a "special thank-you" to all the special angels in 3W and 4W of Pioneer Village for the wonderful care and support they all gave to Dad. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Regina.
- Marjorie Lilias Gordon passed away at the Beverly Care Centre on September 21, 2000 at the age of 83 years. Born to A. William and Kate A. Gunn in Bladworth, Saskatchewan, a childhood spent in Govan left Marj with a lifetime of wonderful memories before going on to the University of Saskatchewan and then business college in Regina. In 1939, she began working for the Royal Bank of Canada in Rosetown before marrying Norman McLean Gordon in July of 1942. With Norm, Marj lived in a number of cities in Western Canada before their final move to Calgary in 1960. Throughout her life, Marj was the embodiment of unfailing dignity and graciousness, a profound sense of duty, and cheerful and willing service to others including The United Church of Canada and a number of charitable and service organizations - notably Meals on Wheels and The Canadian Cancer Society. She gave much of her time to those less fortunate, especially to those confined to hospitals and nursing homes. She was a Fifty-Year Member of the Order of the Eastern Star. An exceptionally devoted wife and loving mother, Marj will be forever loved and deeply missed by Norm, her husband of fifty-eight years, her only son Donald, her sister Catherine and nephew Douglas, as well as Stewart and Mary Gordon, May Gordon, Bill and Anne Gordon, Roy Gordon and many other relatives and friends from sea to sea. We are forever indebted to the staff of the Beverly Care Centre for their loving care and compassion during the last months of Marjorie's life, and especially to those caregivers - Balbina, Barbara, Berna, Candy, ~Christine, Dorie, Elisa, Jennifer, Judith, Joy, Maria, Marietta, Paz, Rosalina, Susan, Tessie and Vesna - who saw to her every need twenty-four hours a day, and supported and sustained our family with such overwhelming kindness. We are also deeply grateful to the many friends and family who so faithfully visited Marj and Norm during the past months. Following a Private Family Service and interment at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, a Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, Calgary, AB. on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.
- James Edward. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, James (Jim) Edward Graham on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at Regina, SK. Jim was born at Govan, SK on February 20, 1927. Predeceased by his parents, his uncle, and his first wife Alvina. Jim will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Emma; his children: Jerry (Linda) of Kendal, SK, Anna (Jerry) Ballagh, Carol, all of Regina, George (Viola) of Standard, AB, Craig, Kathleen (Roy) Allen, Patsy (Robert) Haysom, and Faye Flaman all of Regina; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Regina Memorial Gardens, #1 Highway East (please meet at cemetery gate).
- Marion (nee Morgan). Peacefully, with her family by her side, Marion Graham passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at Grace Hospital. Marion will be lovingly remembered by husband Arnold; daughter Linda; son Ken (Sherry); grandchildren, Jennifer, Daniel, Jessie, and Amanda; sister Erlene Morrison and sister-in-law Kay Graham as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Marion is predeceased by her sisters, Gladys and Esther. Marion was born in Govan, Sask., on February 4, 1915 and then moved to La Broquerie, Man., and on to Winnipeg. She worked as a stenographer for a chartered accountant and later as a hairdresser. In 1947, she married Arnold and became a devoted wife, mother, and later a grandmother. Her greatest joy was bringing happiness to others through her involvement in family, church, and the community. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 3 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Chapel Lawn Reception Centre.
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- Lloyd George Hamilton (May 2, 1914 - June 17, 209) is lovingly remembered by his wife Evelyn of almost 70 years (October 23), sons Murray (Bernice), Terry (Gayle), daughters Glenna (Ed) and Donna (Dale), nine grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren, sister Marg Cade (Robert), sisters-in-law Ida Landstrom and Alice Jenson, brothers-in-law Clifford Olson and Merlin Olson. He was predeceased by his parents John and Edith; siblings, Clifford, Ralph, Florence, Merwin, Elroy and Maurice; great-granddaughter, Laverne Gay. Lloyd was born in Watson, SK and grew up on a farm west of Cymric. He took his education at Mountain View School, Govan High School, and then the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, obtaining a Diploma in agriculture in 1939. He then went back to manage the home farm. Lloyd was very active in the Fish and Game League and Govan Optimist Club. Lloyd's accomplishments were: Canadian Seed Growers Association (1981), Machine Shop 1 and 2 (1981), Farm Welding (1963), Air Conditioning (1963) and Family Farm Heritage Award 1905-2005. Lloyd and Ev have traveled coast to coast in Canada, the United States and Mexico. They wintered 10 years in Arizona. A private family service was held Saturday, June 20, 2009. Interment at Govan Cemetery. Blessed be his memory.
- John Wesley, VE5MF, of Govan passed away November 15, 2002 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his father, mother, stepmother and one brother-in-law. Wes leaves to mourn his loving wife Evelyn, sons Harold, Glen (Karen and their children Miranda and Sean) and Brent (Kathy and their children Tammy, Donald and Lee), sister Dorothy Cuming of Calgary, brother Lorne (Haldis) of Saskatoon, sister-in-law June (Bob) Hincks of Regina, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday November 22, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan United Church.
- Amalie Mollie (nee Hilderman) Hanmer passed away on June 30, 2009. A celebration of life was held for Mollie on July 4 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan, SK. Mollie was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1989. Mollie is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children: Eileen Getz, Joyce (Don) Tourney, Ron (Diane) Hanmer and Fran (Dwight) Fansher. Mollie's grandchildren and greatgrandchildren will always remember her full candy dish. She will be forever loved by Heather (Mark) Becker: Isaac, Emilia, August; Laurel Getz (Greg Gilbertson): Caleb, Hudson, Dani; Clayton Getz: Anthony; Leanne Tourney: Kailyn, Josephine; Andrea (Jason) Tourney-Kiwaluk: Nathan, Tyler; Kent (Stacey) Hanmer: Justin, Jordan, Jared; Brad (Bonnie) Hanmer: Eric, Kelly; and Dallas Hanmer (Melissa Lillejord). Mollie was born on May 10, 1918 to David and Catherine Hilderman on a farm south of Govan, SK, and remained a farm girl throughout her life. Mollie will be remembered for her kind, gracious, gentle and generous spirit. The world was made richer by this angel on earth. Mollie's faith and personal relationship with God has been a lifelong source of inspiration to her children and grandchildren, and is a comfort to them now. The family wishes to thank the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Regina Lutheran Home and the William Booth Special Care home for the excellent care Mollie received in her last years. They also wish to express their thanks to Pastor Rey Dahlen, Evelyn Hancock, the ELW of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Hansen's Funeral Home and the many caring people who helped make this difficult time easier. Thank you also to the generous people who made donations in Mollie's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation.
- Douglas M., late of Regina, passed away December 9, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Doug was predeceased by his parents and his sister Edna. He is survived by his loving family: wife Kay, daughter Ann Hart (Daryl) of Kenosee Lake SK, son William (Catherine) Hart of Montreal QC; grandchildren Holly (Gerard) Kay of Regina SK, Ryan (Jennifer) Allison of Kansas City MO, Robert (Lisa) Allison of Taiwan; Sydney Hart and Jessica Hart of Montreal QC; four great grandchildren Katherine, Alexandria, and Stephanie Kay of Regina SK, and Ella Allison of Kansas City MO; his sisters Marjory Murphy, Norma Cherwaty, and Mavis (Roger) Thorsell, all of Edmonton AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doug grew up in Govan, Sask. He served in the Navy from 1941 1945. He and Kay Smith were married at Grand River, Cape Breton in September 1945. They settled in Regina where Doug was employed by Bird Construction for 36 years and then worked at Dales House until his retirement. Doug was an active member of Lakeview United Church. He was an elder for 25 years, chairman of the Cubs and Scouts Committee for five years, served as President of A.O.T.S., worked in the Sunday School, and served on the board of Clare Parker House for five years. Doug enjoyed tennis and served as President of the Lakeshore Tennis Club for one year. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Mark Cameron, Dr. James McHattie, and the wonderful Palliative Care Team for all their loving care and support. The family would also like to thank all those at Ward 3-6 of the Wascana Hospital for their kindness and caring. A Funeral Service will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 with Rev. Dave Eskdale and Pastor Jo Mader officiating.
- Verna Elida (nee Lakness) January 28, 1928 - October 23, 2011. Verna Elida Hart, age 83, of Imperial, Sask., passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2011, with her family by her side. She was a kind, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbour. Verna was born in Govan, SK, the third of four girls, to Thorvald and Mabel Lakness. She was raised in a loving Norwegian family and community that recognized the value of hard work and the joy of good clean fun. Upon completion of high school, Verna took a position with the Royal Bank in Imperial, where she met a dashing young farmer and veteran, Frank Hart. They fell in love and were married on June 27, 1947. They spent the next 53 years in Imperial, where they farmed, raised their family and enjoyed many years of dear friendships. Mom fully embraced the demanding life of a rural Saskatchewan farm wife. She prepared meals, drove truck, moved equipment and did whatever else was necessary to help her husband with the farming operation. This, of course, was just a small part of her regular day, as she was also responsible to make sure the household ran smoothly... and it was here that Mom truly was the consummate professional. She was incredibly organized, making sure her family was not just well-fed and wellscrubbed, but also actively involved in school, church, sports, and music. And all the while, she enthusiastically pursued her own interests and friendships, playing cards, doing handiwork (such as quilting, needlepoint, knitting, various crafts), teas and socials, Eastern Star, the UCW, and of course, singing alto in the choir. Mom was a tireless volunteer in whatever community she was a part of, preparing and serving food, planning events, and simply doing whatever else was needed to `get the job done'. Starting in 1979, Mom and Dad spent the next twenty winters in Sun Lakes, Arizona, where she once again was actively involved in organizing and taking part in everything that was going on. After Dad passed away in 2001, Mom forged new friendships and memories in Sherwood Park, Alberta until 2007 and then at Primrose Chateau in Saskatoon. She joyfully returned 'home' to Imperial this past July, where she thoroughly enjoyed the warm care and love of family, friends, and the staff of Imperial's fabulous Integrated Facility. We were all lucky enough to have the opportunity to recognize what an incredibly wonderful, intelligent, talented, thoughtful woman she really was, and to appreciate the life-long influence Mom had on each of us. Verna is survived by her children, Sharilyn (Alan) of Albuquerque NM, Larry (Barb) of Imperial SK, Cyndy (Peter) of Humboldt SK, Catherine (Rob) of Sherwood Park AB, sister Marion (Bill) of Govan SK, sister Lorraine (Ron) of Vanscoy SK, and grandchildren, David (Nikki), Josh (Niki), Jillian, Jon, Riley, Britni (Brennan), Brennan, Paul, Cody, Molly, Joel (Araby), Tanner, great-grandchildren Amanda and Alexis, and nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her husband Frank, an infant daughter Ellen, her parents Thorvald and Mabel Lakness and her sister Bert MacMillan. The Memorial Service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church in Imperial, SK on Wednesday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Imperial Cemetery.
- Rudolph "Rudy" of Cymric passed away August 6, 2008 at the age of 88. Predeceased by his wife Irene, granddaughter Anna, brothers Philip and Jacob and sister Mary Fries. He leaves to mourn 2 sons Ron (Wanda) and Keith (Tracey), Ron's children Cassandra and Evan (Michelle) and Keith's daughter Jessica and her mother Dawn, 3 great grandchildren Scott, Steven and Skyler, numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan.
- Ida Josephine, formerly of Govan, SK passed away peacefully January 26, 2012 at the age of 96 at Cherished Hearts Personal Care Home in Regina. She was predeceased by her parents Iver and Ellen Haugen, Ida's twin brother Alvin (Alice), twin brothers Russell and Roy. Ida is loved and remembered by her devoted brother Ernie, nieces Shirley Condy and Sharon Martin, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. Ida devoted her life to her family. Thank you to Remy and the caregivers at Cherished Hearts Personal Care Home for their personal touch and loving care of Ida. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Govan Lutheran Church.
- Leontina (nee Eiswerth). On the evening of Sunday, June 5, 2016 surrounded by close family, Leontina Hawkes, (nee Eiswerth) passed away peacefully at Santa Maria Care Home in Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 95. Leontina was predeceased by her husband, Stan in 2009; her parents, Elizabeth and John Eiswerth; her sisters, Katherine Blender, Bernadette Greschner, Clara Dewey and Floreen York; and brothers Wilf, Ken and Vic Eiswerth. She is survived by her sister Marie Thibault of Regina; brothers Art (Marg) Eiswerth of Medicine Hat, Richard (Sharon) Eiswerth of Regina and Frank (Linda) Eiswerth of Estevan. Leontina was born in Davidson on January 17, 1921, the first of 12 children to Elizabeth (nee Maier) and John Eiswerth. The family farmed west of Davidson until 1923 when they moved to Regina and her father took a position with Imperial Oil. Leontina began school at St. Mary and was in awe of the enormous shiny wooden staircase, but found she had to curb her enthusiasm as running up the stairs was not allowed. Her parents filed a homestead claim West of Simpson in 1926 and Leontina attended Sweethill School. In 1935 the growing family moved to a farm near Young where she completed her education at Kingsbridge School. As the eldest of 12, Leontina had a special affection for her younger siblings. "Nina", as she was called, worked very hard on the farm helping her father. She handled a full team of work horses and heavy implements, milked cows, tended hogs, chickens, ducks and geese. Yet she always had time for her younger sisters and brothers, playing ball, riding horses, playing pranks and creating fun amidst the chores. Leontina worked at Young Co-op and as housekeeper and assistant to Father Shirley. She then operated a candle factory (the only one West of Ontario) that manufactured specialized candles for use in churches. The candle business was sold to John Nugent of Lumsden and Leontina worked at the Young Post Office until 1954 when she began working as a postal assistant in Kindersley. Leontina directed the junior church choir, played on a ladies softball team, and was active in a photography club, bowling and curling. She also began a life-long passion for world travel that took her to Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, England, China and India. Leontina's faith was very important to her. She supported many charitable causes, but had a special place in her heart for young mothers, the impoverished, and foreign missions. She was active in many aspects of parish work and was a CWL member for 75 years. Her interests and talents were many. Her pantry, stocked with all manner of home preserved fruits, vegetables, jams and jellies, was meticulously catalogued and rotated. The vegetable garden, and flowers she cultivated, especially hybrid roses, were a source of pride. Her knitting, embroidery, and specialized crochet work will live on in the homes of friends and family. In 1969 Leontina bought her first car (a new red Ford Fairlane 500 XL hardtop), and moved to Govan, Sask. to become Post Master. Her "little red car" was noticed, and so was she, particularly by a bachelor by the name of Stan Hawkes. They were married in 1972 and resided in Govan, where they were heavily involved in their church and community. Leontina retired from the Post Office in 1982, and in 1990 she and Stan moved to Regina. Leontina was so very special to her many nieces and nephews, their children, and grandchildren. Her interest in their lives and her pride in their accomplishments stretched across many generations and her home was a place where children felt welcomed and treasured. She loved parties and special occasions where family gathered. Ever a sharp observer of human nature, Leontina's memory for humorous anecdotes about family members was unparalleled and she continued to share these remembrances during her last day. Leontina, you have been so generous with your time, your talents, your resources and your love. Although we will miss you greatly, we know your prayers have been answered and you are enjoying eternal rest with "your Stan". A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina SK on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
- Stanley passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his sisters Beryl Carey and Irene Duffield. Stanley will be lovingly remembered by his wife Leontina (nee Eiswerth); brothers and sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Stanley was known as "The Smiling Man" to all. Children loved him and were drawn to his gentle nature. Stanley was a compassionate and caring person as evidenced by the special attention and care he had for his own mother and later for his mother-inlaw. Stanley farmed in the Elstow District. He then moved to Govan where he was employed at the Govan Red and White Store and later as a postal clerk for Canada Post, in both Govan and Watrous. He had a special talent for gardening and his flower gardens in particular, drew much interest within the communities in which he lived. PRAYERS will be held at Canadian Martyrs, Regina, SK on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Canadian Martyrs on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
- Lillian Jean passed away peacefully on July 30, 2003. She was born on May 13, 1913 in Govan, Sask. to George & Annie Hay. Predeceased by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Eva & Norm Bambrough, brother & sister-in-law George & Edith, sister-in-law Mary, niece Sandra Bumphrey and nephew, Doug Bambrough. Lil is survived by her brother Al, nieces Joan & Cheryl, nephews Keith, Ken, Bill & Ron, grand niece, Cathy, and great nephews, Cam and Rob. Lil worked for McDonald's Consolidated for 36 years and valued the friendships she made there. She also enjoyed the years she lived at 2243 Hamilton St. Lil was a vibrant person who enjoyed people. She was active in the Knox Metropolitan Church and involved in volunteer work at the Regina General Hospital in her retirement years. She lived independently until this past June when her declining health made it necessary for her to be placed into care. Her family is thankful that she was not alone when her time came. We are also thankful for the constant people in her life. Her friends were very important to her. There will be a private graveside service in Govan, Sask. where Lil's ashes will be laid to rest with her beloved mom and dad.
- Patricia Clair (1911-2008) of Innisfail, formerly of Calgary, passed away on January 3, 2008 at the age of 96 years. She was born in Govan, Saskatchewan, November 16, 1911. She married Guy Hazard in November 1947, and moved to Calgary in 1952. In 1997, she moved to Innisfail to be closer to her daughter and her family and has, more recently, resided at the Rosefield Centre in Innisfail. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Patricia (Lyle) McKellar, of Innisfail. Her grandchildren, Mark McKellar of Edmonton, Marissa McKellar of Innisfail, Beau (Nichole) McKellar of Wetaskiwin and their daughter, Shayne. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Guy Hazard, in 1968. The celebration of Pat's life will be held at the Metcalf Funeral Chapel, 4200-49th Avenue, Innisfail, AB. On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm. with the Rev. Margaret Lange officiating. Interment will follow on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm. at Queen's Park in Calgary.
- Beverly Ann (nee Erhardt) August 4, 1953 - July 25, 2016 Beverly was born to Wilfred and Lillian Erhardt on August 4th, 1953 in Strasbourg, Sk. She grew up on a farm near Govan, and as an only child, took an interest in the farm. She started driving the grain truck, and proud of it, at age 11. While attending school, Beverly was involved in 4-H and curling. After leaving school she met and married Glen Hemingway on October 6th, 1973. Not moving far, Glen and Beverly settled on a farm beside the town of Govan. Their marriage of almost 43 years was blessed with three children: Heather Lynn (1974), Katherine Jane (1978), and Kristin Michelle (1981). Beverly was very proud of her four grandchildren: Bradyn, Kyle, and Amaya Giraudier (Heather), and Aleah Barretto (Katherine).Beverly is survived by husband Glen, children Heather Giraudier (Chad), Katherine Barretto (Michael), and Kristin Hemingway, and mother Lillian Erhardt. Beverly was a devoted mother and was no stranger to hard work. She enjoyed gardening, baking, crafting, fishing and playing cards. She left us suddenly on July 25th, 2016 and will always be in our thoughts until the end of time... she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
- Amalia "Molly" (nee Martin) of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, formerly of Cymric and Regina Lutheran Home passed away December 1, 2001 at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her husband Fred, daughter Emily Kelln, son-in-law Bernhard Kelln, four brothers and one sister. She leaves to mourn her sons Ben (Margaret), Reinhold (Gladys), Harry (Erika), William and Elmer (Loretta), one daughter Martha (David) Reil, sister Annie Frischke, sister-in-law Mary Martin, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2001 at 2 PM from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Rev. Martin Olson officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff of Regina Lutheran Home and Last Mountain Pioneer Home for the care given to our mother.
- Donald. Don passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the age of 66 years after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father Henry; sister Marlene and Pat's mother Barbara Arnst. Don is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Pat; daughters Joette (Doug) Baber and their children Rachel and Emily; Tracey Hilderman and her daughter Julia; his mother Susie; sisters Eleanor (Bob) Porth, Joyce Smith and Diane (Andy) Harrington; brother Ernie (Verna) Hilderman; Pat's dad Arthur Arnst; sisters-in-law Dolores (Cliff) Armstrong, Donelda (Walter) Klinger, Lois (Ed) Krieger and Janet (Chester) Jones; as well as his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Don was born on May 29, 1940 on the family farm near Govan, SK. He moved to Saskatoon in 1960, where he met and married his best friend Pat. In 1962, they moved to Regina, where Don worked for Minneapolis Moline as a partsman. During their time in Regina, Don and Pat were blessed with 2 daughters, Joette and Tracey. Don's love of farming always kept him involved and in 1974 he left his job to pursue farming full time. In 1977, Don and his family moved to the family farm at Govan where he continued to farm until his retirement in April of 2006. Don had a great love for his family and friends, wintering in Yuma, AZ (especially volleyball) and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, having been a season ticket holder for 35+ years. Don was such a great Papa to Rachel, Emily and Julia. They were the light of his life and many of his happiest times were spent with them. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Regina, SK on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Emil "Smokey" of Govan passed away May 29, 2010 at the age of 80. Predeceased by all of his siblings. He will be lovingly remembered by special nephew Keith (Henrietta) Hilderman and their family, numerous nieces, nephews and their children, as well as many friends. His laughter and songs will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM from Govan Gym. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Harry Adam (November 22, 1931 – April 24, 2015). In loving memory of Harry Adam Hilderman, of Moosomin, SK, formerly of Govan, SK, who passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre, Moosomin, SK at the age of 83 years. At Harry's request, a private family Graveside Service will take place at Govan Cemetery, Govan, SK. Harry was predeceased by his father Fred; mother Molly; sister Emily and brothers Reinhold and Elmer. He leaves to mourn his wife Erika; his daughter Teena (Paul) Boutin and son Mark (Darlene); grandchildren Nevin (Chelsea) of Whitewood, Meagen (Bryce) Phillips of Regina, Bethany (Tyler) of Kelowna, BC, Greg and Corey; great- grandchildren Kaydence Phillips, Kylie and Cooper; a four-legged companion Sheena; two brothers Ben and Willy and sister Martha, many nieces, nephews and friends.
- Richard "Stitch" of Regina passed away suddenly at the age of 47. He leaves to cherish his memory mother Maxine; son Randy; brothers Darrell, Keith (Henrietta), Garth (Laura) and families; special nieces and nephew Kayla (Henry) and Casey. A celebration of Stitch's life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. from the Govan Gym, Govan, SK. Stitch laughed often, loved much, and enjoyed the company of friends.
- Susan "Susie" (nee Erhardt) August 16, 1907 - October 12, 2009. Susie passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday October 12, 2009 at the age of 102 at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon where she resided for the past 5 years. She was predeceased by her husband Henry, daughter Marlene and son Don. Susie is lovingly remembered by her children and their children. Eleanor (Bob) Porth, Pat Hilderman, Joyce Smith, Diane (Andy) Harrington and Ernie (Verna) Hilderman. Grandchildren Greg (Shannon) and Michael, Jay (Wendy), Andrew and Kaiden, Carrie and Clay Porth, Joette (Doug) Baber, Rachel and Emily, Tracey Hilderman and Julia Coultis, Shannon (Roger), Levi and Leia Smith, Allan and Nicole Smith, Darrell, David, Allan (Sarah) and Mabel and Henry Harrington, Jane and Thom Hilderman and sister Emma (Merv) Moxley. Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Arrangements in care of Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg.
- David John of Last Mountain Pioneer Home and formerly of Govan passed away 25 January 1998 at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by his parents and sister Annie. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Sharon, three sons: Mark, Ken (Sarah), and Todd, two brother Roy and Peter (Ina), several nieces , nephews and friends. Cremation - Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 2 PM Govan United Church. Rev Susan Woods Officiating, Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Lloyd William Hill beloved husband of Caroline of Calgary, passed away at the McKenzie Towne Retirement Centre on Sunday, March 14, 2004 at the age of 84 years. Lloyd was born on December 10, 1919 in Govan, SK, and farmed there for thirty years. Lloyd married Caroline Brown on March 24, 1951 in Moose Jaw. He was a supporter of the community and minor sports, as well as being active with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Oddfellows Lodge in SK. He and Caroline resided in Delta, BC for many years where Lloyd was a small business operator in Tsawwassen. Lloyd and Caroline have resided in Calgary for the past ten years. Besides his loving wife Caroline, Lloyd is also survived by his family, Audrey and Peter Pichach of Delta, BC, Gail and Glen Olson of Nakusp, BC, Robert Hill of Enfield, NS, Mary Hill and Bruce McKay of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Anne Hill of Calgary, AB, and Leah Hill of Fort McMurray, AB. Lloyd will be remembered by his six grandchildren, Art Olson, David Olson, Jason Hill, Trevor Hill, Kyle Hill, and Stuart McKay; four great-grandchildren, Jody Olson, Cameron Olson, Timothy Hill, and Rebecca Hill. Lloyd was predeceased by his sister Alice Sparks. Funeral Services will be held at Fish Creek Chapel, Calgary, AB. on Friday, March 19, 2004 at 2:30 p.m.
- Sharon Lindis (nee Best). On Saturday, May 27, 2000 Sharon Lindis Hill sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born January 3, 1941 in Vancouver, B.C. The eldest of three girls, she attended Yellow Grass School. She attended Teacher’s College in Moose Jaw and began her teaching career in Antler, moving to Girvin, Strasbourg, Leroy and finally Govan where she remained until her retirement. Sharon was a loyal and faithful member of the Govan United Church, never missing a Sunday until her illness prevented her from attending. She was an active member of the church choir, Eastern Star, Govan Legion Auxiliary, Homemakers, C.G.I.T. and the U.C.W. Sharon’s love of children was apparent as she was also involved teaching playschool in Silton, as a Girl Guide and Brownie leader and a hockey mom. Sharon was a very caring person who always saw the best in everyone she met. Her loss leaves a void in people’s lives that knew and cared for her. She will be sadly missed by all those who’s lives she touched. Sharon married Dave Hill of Govan in 1966 and together they raised three sons, whom they were so proud of, on the family farm. They shared a common interest in gardening, nature, a good book and a deep love of wildlife. Sharon was predeceased by her parents and her husband Dave. She leaves to mourn her three sons, Mark and Todd of Regina and Ken (Sarah) of Victoria, B.C., her two sisters, Lynne (Dave) Leggo of Calgary and Alixe (Jack) Young of Gadston, Alabama, her Aunt Winona Cathcart of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, her Aunt Freda (Raymond) Stevenson, Estevan, brothers-in-law Pete (Ina) and Roy Hill, nieces, nephews and cousins, friends and special friends, Fred and Lorry Walker. The funeral service was held June 2, 2000 at Govan United Church, Rev. Lind Barbour officiating. Interment followed at Govan Cemetery. Hansen’s Funeral Services were in care of arrangements.
- Eva Patricia (nee Wallbridge) born September 17, 1925 near Govan, Sask. passed away April 18, 2006 in Port Moody, BC. Predeceased by her husband, Warren, she will be missed by her children Richard, Mary Ann (Jeff), sister Sheila, family and friends. Patricia attended U of Sask. from 1948 - 1951 teaching at Wessels near Govan '49-'50 then taught in Govan, Rosetown and Semans Sask. until 1957. An informal memorial reception will be held on April 30, 2-5pm at 2535 Quay Place Coquitlam, BC.
- Vivian Lucille Holland passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2006, in her 93rd year. Vivian was born on August 31, 1914 in Govan, SK. She was predeceased by her mother, Ruth; father, Lorne; her husband, Nick; brothers, Archie and Ralph. Vivian leaves to mourn her sisters Ruth Johnston of New Westminister, BC; Bette-June Christianson (Roy) of Parksville, BC; cousins Ruth (Roy) Huff of Regina, SK, Peter (Bobbi) Bunn of Calgary, AB, and Frank Bunn of Toronto, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and her dear friend, Noreeta Finn of Regina, SK. Vivian was a long time employee of Sears Canada. She and her husband Nick were avid skaters for many years. Vivian was a dedicated antique collector who was happy to share her knowledge. Until very recently, she attended the local antique sales where she had many friends. Vivian also enjoyed golfing, photography, square dancing, and needlework. Vivian was a kind and giving person and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at 2:00 pm at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Lindsay Elgin passed away peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital on April 11, 85 years old. Lindsay was born in Govan, Sask. Survived by nieces Ruby Fitzgerald (Port Coquitlam, B.C.), Doreen Duke (Victoria B.C.), Diane Holt (South Slocan, B.C.), nephews Barney McGhee (Kelowna, B.C.), Bob Thompson (Regina, Sk), Pat McGhee (Port Stanley, Ont); their children and grandchildren. Dearly loved by great-niece, Lindsay Alford (Holt-Outram). Lindsay served overseas with great distinction in the Canadian Army during World War II. He was involved with the Regina Pats hockey team, first as a player, then on it's executive for many years. In the 30's, he played junior football with the Regina Dales, before moving to the Regina Roughriders (1937-40, 45-46). He was the first head coach of the Saskatoon Hilltops Football Team. In addition to coaching them for three years in the 40's and 50's, he was a loyal supporter of the club in the years that followed. In the 70's he served on the executive of the Winnipeg Football Club (Blue Bombers). A long career at Eaton's led to his position of divisional contract sales manager in Winnipeg. Lindsay pursued his passion of walking, running and hiking with great energy, beginning with the Manitoba Hiking Hearts in 1968, and continuing in the mountains of B.C. Kokanee Glacier Park and the Valhallas held a very special place in his heart. By 1999 (age 83), he had logged 84,057 miles. By his request, no service will be held.
- Doreen Elizabeth (nee Smith) Hryn passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 6, 2007. Doreen was born on the family homestead near Govan, Sk. on January 16,1930. She married the love of her life Peter Adam Hryn of Birch Hills on November 5, 1955. Doreen & Peter moved to Saskatoon with their family of four in 1964. As the children got older, they became involved with the Saskatoon Y-Knots swim club. Doreen could be found poolside as a timer for the swim meets, while Peter would assist the meet marshal in maintaining order. Many memorable weekends and summers were spent at Memorial Lake with family and good friends. After Peter passed away on January 21, 1983, Doreen continued to work for the Royal Bank of Canada until she retired in January of 1990 with over 40 years of service. Doreen was a frequent volunteer at Westmount School and Tourism Saskatoon. She was an avid bowler both winter and summer at Fairhaven and Mayfair Lawn Bowling respectively. Doreen was a member of the Govan chapter of the Eastern Star for many years. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Mary (Cameron) Smith; step-mother, Edith (Campbell) Smith; in-laws, Nick & Jessie Hryn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Douglas Bain, Ann (Romanyshyn) Smith, Alex & Scea Hryn, Andy Hryn, Ann & Murray Leigh. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, son David & Marilynn (Georgas) Hryn, Fredericton NB; daughters, Donna Hryn, Meadow Lake; Darlene & Kevin Stainbrook, Biggar; and Darcy Hryn & Melvin Bird, Saskatoon; sister, Isobel Bain, Winnipeg; brother, Glenn Smith & Esther Romanyshyn, Foam Lake; sister-in-law, Irene Hryn, Drumheller, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many special friends and former customers. Viewing for family and friends was held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 7-9 pm. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 2 pm, both at McKague's Funeral Chapel, 300-3rd Ave South, Saskatoon. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon.
- Christie (nee Lekness) Hunter passed away peacefully May 4, 2012 at the age of 89. She was the eldest daughter of Oluf and Olga Lekness, born on the family farm at Hatfield, SK, November 26, 1922. She attended years 1-10 at Cuthbert School and Grades 11 and 12 in Govan. She also attended Success Business College in Regina and was employed at Sask Wheat Pool for four years. On July 6, 1946, Christie married James Alvin Hunter, and through their union they were blessed with four lovely children: Barry (Marie), Marilyn (Grant), Cheryl Ann (Darrell) and Reg (Heather). Grandchildren: Bryce (Jocelin), Blake (Cynthia), Joleen (Alain), Jason (Gennifer), Trent (Roxy); Curtis, Preston, Andrea; Erik and Logan, Spencer. Great-grandchildren: Ethan; Rachel; Persia and Mateen; Preston and Audry; Easton and Sophie. A very important part of Christie's life was the strong family bond between her and her siblings Chris Beret, Clarence and their families. Each and every one had a very special place in her heart. Birthdays, Christmas and family gatherings were always remembered and will never be forgotten. Christie and Allie lived in Saskatoon for a year, but their longing for the farm brought them back to Govan. Christie was dedicated to her role on the farm. She took great pride in maintaining her home, cooking fantastic meals, baking scrumptious treats and delighted in entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed her garden and flowers. They resided in Govan until 2001 when they moved to Regina. Christie found great satisfaction in being involved in her children's numerous activities throughout the years, such as skating, curling, hockey and 4-H. Later she continued to follow the activities of her grand and great-grandchildren with interest and pride. She was always willing to help out with community efforts and stood behind Allie in his work with the Legion. Christie was raised in a strong Christian home. Her faith was a core element of who she was and how she lived her life. Throughout her life, she played an active role in her faith community. Her involvement included such things as teaching Sunday School, serving on church committees, leading the women's group, providing transportation for those who needed it, and more recently, organizing church services at Queen Victoria Estates, Regina. Family and faith were first and foremost in her life and brought her strength, comfort and fullnllment. "All that truly matters in the end is that you loved". A celebration of Christie's life will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina. Interment at 3:30 p.m. at Govan Cemetery, Govan.
- James Alvin of Regina and formerly of Govan was called home by his Lord passing away peacefully at Regina Pioneer Village on Thursday, January 8, 2004 in his 83rd year. Alvin lived with grace, love, compassion and dignity. He will be sadly missed and leaves to mourn his death and celebrate his life, his wife Christie of 57 years, children Barry (Marie), Marilyn (Grant) Zioha, Cheryl Ann (Darrell) Cardiff and Reginald (Heather), 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 sister Ruth Smith, several in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by his parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers. The family is grateful for the care provided by the staff at Regina Pioneer Village. Always a maker for wonderful things his loving spirit lives in the hearts of family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 11 AM from Regina Pioneer Village Chapel, 430 Pioneer Drive, Regina. Rev. Ron Sutton officiating and Legion Honor Guard in attendance. Interment Govan Cemetery at 3 PM.
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- William Bill Borden, born in Govan, SK on Sept. 19, 1911, passed away peacefully in Armstrong, B.C. on Oct. 19, 2007 at the age of 96 years. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, James and Allan, 2 sisters; Doris Ingram and Florence Roberts. He is survived by his loving family; sister-in-law Elizabeth Ingram of Dartmouth, NS, nephews David (Trish) Ingram of NS, Steven (Ruth) Ingram of Calgary, AB, 2 nieces Janice (Doug) Menzies of Winnipeg, MAN, Sherrie (Jack) Humphreys of Armstrong, B.C. and extended family members. Although born in Govan, Bill grew up in the town of Wolseley, SK. Bill resided in Regina all his adult life. Exceptions were for his term in the Canadian Army Radar Unit and the last two years spent in Vernon enjoying the company of family, which was mutual. Bill was a huge sports fan, participating in curling, lawn bowling and golf. Later in life he watched most sports on TV, between crossword puzzles and reading. As one who had to struggle, financially, to get his own higher education, Bill annually gave several scholarships in the field of Arts to deserving students at the University of Regina. If you wanted funny, interesting, intelligent conversation, Bill was your man. He had a keen intellect and philosophical outlook. He will be missed. To quote one of his last thoughts It was a good show. I enjoyed it. Inurnment will be held in Regina, SK, at a date to be determined.
- On October 3, 2000, David Malcolm Innes, late of Regina, passed away. Dave was born in Govan, SK, on September 5, 1918, and farmed in the Zehner District from 1948 - 1993. Dave is survived by his loving wife Dollie; daughters: Christina Innes (Andy Bouvier) and Jean (Greg) Mock; sisters: Jean Wszolek of Regina and Isabel (Ross) Taylor of Pilot Butte; brothers: Ikey (Dorothy) and Wally (Loraine) of Regina; brother-in-law Bert Masson of Balgonie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Christina; three sisters: Elizabeth, Ruth and Helen; sisters-in-law: Jean (Percy) Mackenzie and Gertrude (Bert) Masson. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, October 6, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. A VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service. Family Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Saturday, October 7, 2000, at 11:00 a.m.
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- Frances Helen (nee Purdy) went into the light January 25, 2008 peacefully in her sleep. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 2001 and her son Lenny in 1952 and is survived by her three children and their families as well as two sisters. Born in 1918 in Govan Sask, Fran was independent at an early age and a short while after she, her parents and four sisters moved north to the Choiceland area, she moved to Nipawin to seek employment. She had a keen sense to learn and displayed her ambition by doing some distance education while in her mid teens. After a blissful courtship, in 1941 she married the love of her life Lloyd and they started their family. Several years later she and Lloyd began, what was to be a highly enjoyable career in the fashion industry, by opening Fran's Style Shoppe. With her impeccable sense of style, thoughtful and caring personality she and Lloyd were able to successfully run the shoppe together for well over twenty years. During this time she and her family spent many happy times at their home away from home on Tel-Win beach at Candle Lake. Fran's love and magnetism to Candle Lake was inherited by her children and grandchildren, so much so that Fran's only daughter Lynette chose to be married there and all seven of the grandchildren have countless fond memories of their time spent at the lake. Fran and Lloyd traveled to many distant lands which included Venezuela to visit their son Derrick and his family, Spain, Morocco, Mexico and several of the warmer states in the US bringing with them, their golf clubs. Her last trip was in late 2006 when she went to Victoria to visit her eldest son Bob and his family. Her sense of grace and ladylike demeanour was a part of the Nipawin landscape for 75 years. A true lover of golf and good conversations with friends and family, Fran enjoyed the free spirit of individualism and remained true to her inner voice for 90 years. A special thanks to all of the amazing staff at Pineview Lodge, the long term care facility and Pasquia Place in Carrot River, the homecare teams and of course, Fran's lifelong friends.
A private cremation has been arranged and gathering of friends and family will take place in the early summer.
- Mervin Dwain. Merv's courageous four-year battle with cancer came to a peaceful end on July 1, 2006 surrounded by his family and close friends. Born February 1, 1953 at Lestock, Sask. Merv lived on the farm at Wishart, Sask until the age of 3 when he moved with his family to Punnichy and two years later to Earl Grey. Merv attended public school in Southey, Govan and Balcarres and high school at Balfour Technical School in Regina. Merv was employed at Acklands Granger in Regina until 2002. Merv was a loving husband, a devoted father and a loyal son, brother, uncle and friend. Some of his passions were the Rocky Mountains, the Regina Pats and the Nascar racing circuit. Merv was always ready with a joke and his distinctive laugh will never be forgotten. Predeceased by his father Edward in 1989, he leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife Donna and his precious daughter Michelle of White City, his mother Edna Purdy of Regina, three brothers, Gordon (Loretta) of Strasbourg, Ryan (Gerry) of Calgary and Darwin (Marilyn) of Saskatoon. One sister Dianne (Ron) Hanmer of Govan. His nephews Kent (Stacey) Hanmer, Brad (Bonnie) Hanmer, and Dallas Hanmer all of Govan, Todd, Boyd, Evan and Stephan Jaworski all of Regina, his niece Sarah (Will) Fry of Regina, his great nieces and nephews Justin, Jordan, Jared, Eric and Kelly Hanmer of Govan and Isabella Fry of Regina, his special uncle Jim Jaworski of Regina, his sister-in-law Carol (Dennis) Frank of Waterloo, Ontario and Carol's children Dennis and Shelley (Robin) Brandon also of Waterloo, Donna's parents John and Ida Bierlia of Medicine Hat, Alberta, his life-long friend, Ken (Yvonne) Larsen of Foam Lake, Sask, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and his canine companions Niki and Keo. A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Garry Paul officiating. The family would like to thank Aunt Beth Morrison for her love and support and for taking our devoted mom to Merv's bedside daily during his final six weeks.
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-Betty passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Santa Maria Senior Citizenís Home at the age of 90 years. She is lovingly remembered by her family, granddaughter Carla and daughter-in-law Joyce. Betty was predeceased by her husband Allan (1999) and her son Barry (1974). She came to Canada in February, 1946 as an English war bride and resided in the Govan area. A Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend, please meet at Riverside Memorial Park gate. Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Santa Maria Senior Citizenís Home who showed Betty such love and kindness.
- Florence (nee Griffiths) The death of Mrs. Florence Johnston occurred on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Nokomis Health Centre, Nokomis, Sask. A Memorial Service will take place in Govan Anglican Church, Govan, Sask. at a later date. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
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- Gerald William Kastning passed away unexpectedly in Saskatoon on Thursday, November 23rd, 2006. He will be truly missed by his wife Nona; children Myles and Colleen; his mother Ina; three brothers and one sister. A private family cremation will take place at a later date.
- Ina Amalie (nee Unseth). Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 12, 2011. Ina was born on her parents farm 9 miles NW of Govan. She is predeceased by her parents Gilbert & Gina Unseth; by her sisters Margaret, Petra & Gerda and brother Gunder; by her daughter Caren; her husband Clinton and her son Gerald; by all her brothers-in-law, and all but one sister-in-law. Left to cherish her memory are her brothers Palmer and Arne Unseth, sister-in-law Ethel Reese, daughter-in-law Nona Kastning, her children Ray (Connie), Eldon (Helen), Nona (Harold) Wasylenka, Richard (Blanka), as well as her beloved grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A celebration of Ina's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Govan Gymnasium, Govan, SK.
- Dorothy May (nee Miller) passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years on September 25, 2000. Dorothy was born to John and Elizabeth Miller (both deceased) in Govan, SK and where she attended school with her brothers Ray and Doug (her deceased twin), and sisters Pearl (deceased) and Lillian (deceased). In 1947 Dorothy became a nurse, graduating from the Regina Grey Nuns' School of Nursing with an honourary prize for Efficiency in Operating Room Technique. She nursed for 34 years, most of those years as a head nurse, before retiring. She was well respected and loved by her colleagues and patients. Dorothy enjoyed numerous activities during her life, but golf was her favourite passion, where she played at the Royal Regina Golf Club for 35 years. But mostly, she loved and adored her grandson Tyler. With precious memories she leaves to mourn Tom, her loving husband of 49 years, her son Tom Jr., daughter-in-law Sharon, grandson Tyler and many family and friends. We are deeply grateful to the family and friends who loved and visited Dorothy and also to the caregivers at Pioneer Village for their loving care for the past 3 years. Cremation has been arranged. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, SK. with Chaplain Don Miles, officiating.
- Ella Anna (nee Knecht) February 28, 1919 - October 27, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ella Anna Kelln (91 years old). She was predeceased by: her husband, John Kelln; parents, Anna and Jacob Knecht; sister, Lena Schindelka; brothers, Joe Knecht, Jack Breuer, Walter Knecht, and Bill Knecht. Ella was born at home in Govan, SK, on February 28, 1919 to Jacob and Anna Knecht. She met and married John Kelln from Duval, SK, on October 30, 1941. They went on to raise a large family of eight children. Ella's interests included: knitting, 4-H, curling, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, gardening and reading. Ella had a fine sense of humour and always enjoyed a good joke. Left to mourn Ella's passing are: her children, Murray (La-verne) Kelln, Sharon (Rick McNeill), Adela (Adrian Jones), Gary Kelln, Connie (Larry Ackerman), Yvonne (Randy Doran), Natalie (Don Zealand), and Terry Kelln; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frank (Audrey) Knecht.
- George Adam. On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 George Adam Kelln, formerly of Govan District, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents, George and Eva; two sisters, Laura (Henry) Erhardt, and Rachel, in infancy. George is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Olive; two sons, Les (Helen) and their children Mandy (Dave) (Ava, Emma); Morgan (Virginia) (Sarah and Maya); Derrick (Janina); son Ian (Marlene) and their children Lance, Kendra and Marlon; one sister, Pearl Stewart; one brother, Harvey Kelln. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Helen, late of Regina Lutheran Home, Regina, and formerly of Govan, SK, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2006 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. Lindsay Hognestad officiating. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Olive Muriel (nee Williams). It is with profound sadness that the family of Olive Muriel Kelln announces her passing on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her parents John and Edith Williams; husband George on June 9, 2009; sisters Florence, Edith, Rita, Dorothy and Ruth; and brother Cecil. Left to cherish her memory are her son Leslie (Helen) of Weyburn and his family: daughter Mandy (Dave) Windecker, and their children Ava and Emma, and sons Derek (Janine) and Morgan (Ginger) and their daughters Sara and Maya; and her son Ian (Marlene) of Raymore and their children Lance, Kendra and Marlon. Olive attended Bishop Spencer College, a Church of England Girls School in St. John's, Newfoundland. After she graduated, she worked for the Mutual Life Insurance Company. During the war, she was employed by the US Army Transport where she met her husband, who was with the Canadian Army. Olive and George were married on June 4, 1945. Their first son, Leslie was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Olive, George and Leslie moved to Saskatchewan in 1947 to begin the family farm. Olive made the change from city life to farm life with great resolve. Their second son, Ian was born in 1952. During the years on the farm, she raised her family and was very active in the community; she worked as both a Librarian and was also part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Anglican Church. Olive supported both her sons as they sought higher education and advanced their careers. In 1976, George and Olive purchased Olive's dream home on Angus Boulevard in Regina, where they spent their winters until 1982 when they retired from farming and resided in Regina on a full time basis. Olive's interests included reading, playing bridge, visiting with friends, Casino Regina and watching with great pride as her sons' lives unfolded. Those who knew her well will remember that she loved a good hot cup of tea with milk and lots of sugar. Olive always put the needs of others before her own. She always held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Olive's wishes were for her sons to hold a private graveside service for her. The family would like to extend their thanks to Berta's Personal Care Home and the staff on Unit 3-B at the Pasqua Hospital.
- Hugh Milton, Q.C. With great sadness but also great relief we announce the end of a long and courageous struggle by our husband, father, grandfather and friend Hugh Milton Ketcheson. Hugh left us peacefully June 22, 2001 after fighting hard against complications from a stroke for almost two years. Hugh was born in Govan, Sask., on January 2, 1928. He spent his youth in Saskatoon, where he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan's school of law in 1950. Hugh moved to Regina to work for the provincial department of justice in 1952, and served the province as deputy attorney general before being named a judge of the Provincial Court, small claims division, in 1983. He retired to Victoria, B.C., in 1995 with his loving wife, Marion. His great loves included his jazz music, his family and kids, and his Saskatchewan Roughriders. Missing Hugh are his loving wife, Marion, daughters Maureen and Meaghan (David Bedard), grandchildren Jacob and Hannah, Marion's children Bill, Doug and Karen and their families, Hugh's brother Ross, nieces Dale and Diane and nephew Blair, and Hugh and Marion's extended family. Many thanks to Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Victoria for its stellar care. Arrangement are in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, B.C., V8V 3K9. A celebration of Hugh's life will be held at First Memorial Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. An announcement will follow regarding the date and time of a memorial to be held in Regina in July.
- Elizabeth Jean (nee Paul). Taken under tragic circumstances in Sidney, B.C. on February 14, 2012. Bette was born in Govan, SK. on March 3, 1925. She completed Normal School in Regina, and briefly taught primary school before serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. She later completed an Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked for many years as an educator of children and adults in Saskatoon. Bette and her husband Lloyd (deceased 2007) retired to Vancouver Island in 1979. The loving couple did a great deal of overseas leisure travel and cruising. Bette greatly enjoyed her service with the United Church, the Open Door (Our Place), and Volunteer Victoria. Her lifelong passion was singing in her church choirs, most recently in St Paul's United Church choir in Sidney. For fun, Bette sang and performed in Amica Beechwood Village's choral group. Bette is survived by her loving children Jacqueline and Richard, sister Marjorie Edwards (Nokomis, SK), son-in-law Christopher, daughter-in-law Cecily, and step-grandchildren Christopher, Michael and Crystal. Bette's kind and joyful nature profoundly touched all who knew and adored her. She will be greatly missed by her extended family, her friends, and especially by us who call her World's Greatest Mom". A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 pm, at St Paul's United Church, 2410 Malaview, Sidney BC.
- Phyllis Ruth (nee Hanmer) July 26, 1916 to November 14, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis King at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg. Phyllis leaves to mourn her two sons, Denis and Ruth of Govan, and their family: Alanna, Delbert and sons Logan and Carter Dukes of Red Deer; Darren, Leslie and sons David and Thomas of Thompson; and Curtis, Lorri and son Hayden of Calgary; Keith and Denise of Govan and their family: Kevin and Sue of Govan; Colin and daughters Kelsey and Jenna of Regina; Ebony and daughter Parker of Regina; Tyla Maurice and Tyler Maurice of Regina. In-laws Jim and Clara King of Govan, Anne Genge of Kamloops, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Tom (2008), parents George and Mable Hanmer, brother Frank and wife Mollie Hanmer; in-laws Dorothy (Eugene Campbell); Kathy (Mark MacKay) and Gwen (Alfie Davis), Jock Genge. Phyllis was born on the family farm, east of Govan and attended Cymric School and Govan High School. Phyllis and Tom were married August 2, 1940. Phyllis was very active in the Govan Anglican Church and the Women's Auxiliary (W A), was a very avid curler and a librarian for several years in Govan. She enjoyed her knitting, crocheting, and crafts. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM from the Govan Anglican Church. Internment at the Govan Cemetery.
- Thomas William, October 20, 1914 - July 17, 2008. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom King at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, with Phyllis, his loving wife of 67 years by his side. Tom is survived by his wife Phyllis (nee Hanmer), two sons Denis and Ruth of Govan and their family, Alanna, Delbert, Logan and Carter Dukes of Red Deer; Darren, Leslie, David and Thomas of Thompson; and Curtis of Calgary; and Keith and Denise of Govan and their family, Kevin and Sue of Govan; Colin, Kelsey and Jenna of Regina; and Ebony and Parker of Regina; Tyla (John) Maurice of Regina and Tyler Maurice of Toronto; his brother Jim and Clara of Govan, sister Anne Genge of Kamloops and sister-in-law Molly Hanmer of Regina and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, three sisters Dorothy (Eugene Campbell), Kathy (Mark MacKay) and Gwen (Alfie Davis) and brothers-in-law Jock Genge and Frank Hanmer. Tom was born on the family farm west of Govan and attended Sundwall School. Tom and Phyllis were married August 2, 1940. Tom farmed until 1952 when he purchased King's Motors in Govan. Tom was very active in the community: town councillor for 10 years, Mayor for 22 years, Optimist Club charter member, board member of Last Mountain Regional Park, Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Credit Union, SK Motor Club, Plains Poultry and SK Economic Development Corporation. Funeral Service will be held Thursday July 24, 2008 at 2 PM from Govan Anglican Church. Interment Govan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Govan Anglican Church or the charity of your choice.
- Donna Ethel (nee Farrar). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Ethel Klempp, (nee Farrar), of Lumsden, Sk. on Sunday November 27, 2005 at Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 64 years. Donna was predeceased by her parents George and Hazel Farrar, her brother Bob Farrar, her sister-in law Suzzett Farrar, and her sister Fay Meek who passed away on November 2, 2005. Donna is survived by her loving family. Her husband Bill Klempp of Lumsden, her daughter Sharon and her husband Keith Riddell of Regina, and her son Scott and his wife Jennifer Klempp of Lumsden. Her 5 grandchildren, Keisha and Kevin Riddell of Regina, her granddaughter Angela Hind of Nipawin, Sk. and Megan and Hayden Klempp of Lumsden. Donna is also survived by her brother Wayne (Carol) Farrar of Moose Jaw, and her sisters Linda (Reg) Cummins of Craven and Marjorie Schwager of Victoria B.C. also many friends, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Donna was born at Stoughton Sk. on August 21, 1941, but was raised and took all of her schooling at Govan, Sk. Donna was an avid curler for many years but in later years her interests were her garden and her 5 grandchildren who she loved dearly, and they in turn loved her deeply. It was Donna's wish that there be no funeral. Cremation has taken place, and burial will take place in Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Adam of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg and formerly of Govan passed away July 16, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by an infant daughter Irene Anne. He leaves to mourn Anna his loving wife of 65 years, one son Wilfred (Valerie), two step-sons Walter (June) and Elmer (Lillian) Kelln, one sister Helen (George) Pidhorney, nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Rev. Martin Olson officiating. Interment: Govan Cemetery.
- Anna recently of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg and formerly of Govan passed away peacefully on February 14, 2010 at the age of 103. Predeceased by her first husband Fred Kelln and her second husband Adam Knaus of 65 years, infant daughter Irene and son Walter Kelln. She leaves to mourn 2 sons Elmer (Lillian) Kelln and Wilf (Val) Knaus, daughter-in-law June Kelln, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, 1 sister Elsie Popiel, 1 brother Dave Knaus, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday February 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan.
- Thelma Lee (nee Farrar) born at Lakin, Kansas April 4, 1908 passed away peacefully November 16, 2006 at the Lumdsen Heritage Home. Thelma had a wonderful long and simple life that she enjoyed immensely. Predeceased by her husband John Jack, son Tony, grandson Joseph, her parents, stepmother, four brothers, son-in-law Walter and daughterin-law Lorraine. Left to cherish her memory are her children David, Neil (Jackie) and Arla Gargol, daughter-in-law Gwen, her fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, brother Kenneth Pat, as well as numerous relatives and friends who called her Mom, Grandma or Aunt. Thank you to the staff at the Lumsden Heritage Home for their loving care. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. from Govan United Church.
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- Bernard "Bernie" was born at home on the family farm in Hatfield on May 25th, 1937 to George and Bertina Lakness. He was the second youngest child in a family of nine. Bernie attended school in Cuthbret and Hatfield. He helped on the farm and began working with PFRA. Bernie married Theresa Hagel in 1960. They had six children and were both active on the farm and raising their family. Bernie was a councillor R.M. of Wreford from 1984 – 2006. He enjoyed curling and ice fishing with neighbours, visiting with friends and family over coffee and especially playing cards. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, George and Bertina; three sisters, Gladys, Alida and Dagmar (in infancy); two sisters-in-law; his father-in-law and mother-in-law. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Theresa; six children Bertha (Russel), Hilda (Kevin), Alan (Roseanne), Keith (Brenda), Lisa (Donald) and Pauline (Rob); eighteen grandchildren Anthony, Melissa, TyLynn, Brent, Amy, Paul, Dalton, Sabrina, Josie, Clay, Ashlynn, Brice, Dustin, Micheal, Deidra, Kimberly, Tyler, and Justin; three great-grandchildren Bethany, Savannaha and Connor; one brother Carl; four sisters Borgny, Mildred, Kathy and LaVerne; numerous nieces and nephews, many cousins, friends and neighbours
- Carl Owen passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017 at the age of 83 years at the Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, SK. Carl leaves to cherish his memory sisters Borgny, Mildred and Kathy; sister-in-law Theresa Lakness; as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Carl's life will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan, SK.
- Marguerite Eleanor "Reta". It is with sadness that we announce that Reta passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 after a long journey of struggling with the effects of a severe stroke. Reta is survived by her husband of 71 years Osborne, her son Reg (Judy); grandsons Trevor (Sheena) and their son Carter, and Kyle (Natasha) and their son Pryce; sister-in-law Helen Turnbull; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Reta was born July 25, 1922 in North Battleford. She married the love of her life on November 18, 1943. Together they farmed in Govan, spent winters in Arizona and retired in Regina. Reta was very active in the community. She was a competitive curler, enjoyed golf, bridge and bowling. Her best times were spent with her grandsons camping and teaching them the game of golf. The family wishes to thank Dr. J.S. McMillan and the staff of 2 West at Pioneer Village for their compassionate care. A come and go time to remember Reta will be held at Holy Child Church, 2636–7th Avenue East, Regina from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015
- Elmer passed away suddenly on Thursday March 27, 2014 at the age of 80. Elmer is predeceased by his wife Mona, his parents Wesley and Sena and 2 sisters. Elmer is survived by a daughter Connie (Chris) Melnyk; 2 grandchildren Tara and Cole; 2 great-grandchildren Carson and Logan; and all his other siblings and their families. Elmer will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. A memorial service will be held at the Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
- William "Bill". It is with heavy hearts, we as a family, announce the passing of Bill Lekness of Regina. Bill was born on May 8, 1956 and passed away the morning of November 5, 2016 at the age of 60 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill will be deeply missed by Christine, his loving wife of 35 years; their 2 daughters, Nikole (Gustavo) Lekness and Kristen (Ryan) McGavigan. Bill's pride and joy were his 3 little buddies, Rylee, Kiva and Noah, who will greatly miss their grandpa and all the times they were able to share together. Also left to cherish Bill's memory are his Mom and Dad, Chris and Ida Lekness; his sister Wendy (Gerald) Romich; niece Ashlee Romich; Christine's family; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. We also can't forget to mention Bill's 2 fur buddies, Milly and Emmy, who were a very special part of his life. Bill was raised and attended school in Govan, SK. Upon graduating grade 12, he moved to Regina where soon after he met Christine. Bill worked a couple of small jobs before starting his career in 1979 on the railroad with CN. He retired in 2011. Besides working at CN, Bill took great pride and enjoyment in his lawn care business, where he maintained a long lasting relationship with these clients. During his retirement, along with maintaining his yards, Bill enjoyed spending time with the morning coffee crew and looked forward to his breakfast outings with his good friends. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in the Multipurpose Hall at the Northwest Leisure Centre, 1127 N. Arnason St., Regina, SK. This will be a gathering to honour the amazing man Bill was. All of those whose lives he touched are welcome to attend. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the "Earth Angels" who work on 3B at the Pasqua Hospital. Bill's love for his family was undeniable. -
- Marie Ann (nee Becker) passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 67. Marie was born in Imperial, Sask. on June 22, 1948 to Walter and Alma Becker. She grew up in the Govan, Sask. area where her mother and father farmed. She received her education at Govan and attended business college in Regina before working at various jobs in Saskatchewan. Marie later moved to Rosetown to work for the Department of Highways. While employed at Highways, a daughter Nicole was born whom she loved very much. She married Ken Lepp in 1987 and they shared a good life until Marie's passing. Camping trips and going to the cabin at the lake were some of her enjoyments. During the winter, Marie and Ken spent a lot of their time bowling, a sport they both loved. Marie is survived by her husband Ken; daughter Nicole (fiancé Kevin Schwanbeck) and son Carter; three brothers Leonard (Iris) of Lumby, B.C., Bill (Bernadette) of Regina, and Johnney (Dianne) of Earl Grey, Sask.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Alma Becker. A Graveside Service will be held later this summer.
- Evelyn Lovas was born on June 11, 1935 at Govan, Sask. and passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Regina Pioneer Village, Regina, Sask. Evelyn is survived by her children, Melvin (Alfreda), Karen (Dwayne) Lorenz, Tim (Leona) and Yolanda (Rich) Lang; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
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- Sidney Ashman of Govan passed away April 21, 2001 at Southland Manor, Regina at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his wife Vera, two brothers: Terry and Roy, one sister, Ella Gerrand and one nephew, Ronald. He leaves to mourn stepchildren: Shirley (Vic) Olson and Gordon (Gladys) Turnbull, four stepgrandchildren, two special grandchildren, one sister, Phyllis Livingstone, one brother, Sam (Ruth), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 2:00 PM from Strasbourg United Church Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery. Lunch Govan Gym.
- Kathleen "Kathy" (nee King) MacKay, 91 years, passed away with her family by her side on January 31, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Mark MacKay (1999). Loving mother of the late Donald MacKay (1992) and wife Carol, Christina MacKay, Terry MacKay and partner Trish Spry, Jerry MacKay and his late wife Margaret (1999), Georgina and husband John Smith and Curtis MacKay. Dear grandma to 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister to the late Dorothy and her late husband Eugene "Beanie" Campbell, William "Tom" King and wife Phyllis, the late Gwen and her late husband Alfie Davis, Anne and her late husband Horace Genge, James King and wife Clara. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Roberta and Dr. Karnik for their care and support over the years. A private family service will be held at Victoria Greenlawn Memorial Chapel & Reception Centre. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens.
- Cornelis "Casey". It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Cornelis "Casey" Markus on April 17, 2014 at the age of 66. He was predeceased by his father, Cornelis Markus, his brother, Hank Markus, and his sister, Marian Nuttall. He is survived by his mother, Trudy Markus of Kelowna, his loving wife Kathryn, his son Cornelis (Dawn) and daughter, April (Mark) and grandchildren, Mathew and Emily. He will be deeply cherished and missed by his loving family who were at his side when he passed. Casey spent his life pursuing a career in horticulture and greatly enjoyed growing anything and everything he could. He and Kathryn had been residents of Govan, SK. since October 1998. All friends and family are invited to join in a Celebration of his Life at the Govan Community Center Gym on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2 p.m.
- E. Bruce Martin born January 24, 1918 in Govan, Sask., passed away peacefully October 15, 2010, at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Nora Martin, infant sister Eileen, his first wife, Ruth, sister-in-law June Martin and daughter-in-law Gerri Martin. Survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Grace, brothers Bob (Shirley), Joe (Gladys) and Al: children Marilyn (Dennis) Nagel, Don (Cecille), Nora (Ross) Lizotte and Sylvia Martin: stepchildren Valerie (Bob) Thwaites, Janet Scott and Bruce (Sandy) Adkins; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Bruce received his Masters of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. He had a distinguished career in the field of agriculture in Western Canada. Retired to Victoria (Oak Bay) where he and Grace participated in many community activities but in particular in service to Oak Bay United Church. A long life well spent, an inspiration to all. Special thanks to Dr. J. Stockdill and to Richmond Pavilion. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:00am at Oak Bay United Church, 1369 Mitchell Street in Victoria B.C., located the corner of Granite and Mitchell
- Joseph Beverly (January 15, 1925 – February 29, 2016). With heavy hearts Joe's family announces his peaceful passing. He was predeceased by his infant sister Eileen, parents Oscar and Nora, brothers Bruce and Bob, sisters-in-law Ruth, Shirley and June and son-in-law Don Rolfe. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Gladys; children Beverly (Orville), Ron (Judy), grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Alvin and sister-in-law Grace; numerous cousins and many nieces and nephews who were such a big part in Joe's life. Joe was raised on the farm at Govan, joined the army in 1943, serving in England and Holland, he continued to serve proudly as a Legion member for 71 years. After the war Joe received his Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, bought the Silton farm in 1946, married Gladys Wildfong November 8, 1947. They farmed and raised their family at Silton. Joe was involved in most area sports and local boards. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Silton United Church, lunch and visiting to follow in the Silton Community Hall.
- Josephine (nee McHattie), passed away Saturday, December 16, 2000, at the age of 86 years. Josephine was born in Govan, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents James D. and Martha McHattie; husband Harry Allan Mason; five brothers and two sisters. Josephine is survived by one sister Ellen Nell McHattie; and many nieces and nephews. For several years Josephine and Harry had an insurance business in Fort St. John, B.C. until his death, when Josephine retired to Regina. Cremation. A family service will be held at a later date.
- Iris Lillian (nee Trevena) passed away on Sunday, January 14 at 85 years of age, at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, Sask. where she has been a resident for the past 15 months. Iris was born in Regina on October 16, 1915 to Emma and John Trevena. Her mother passed away in 1922 and she was raised by her father and stepmother Pearl Trevena. She was predeceased by her husband Glen in 1983, her parents, step mother, brother Jack and half brother Ronald. Iris is survived by her two sons, William (Bill) of Vancouver, B.C. and Robert (Bob) of Raymore, Sask. Her sister Gladys of New Denver, B.C. and maternal half sister Francis Russell of Regina. Also, half brothers Ken (Connie) Trevena, Edmonton, Alta., Alvin (Florence) Trevena, Regina. Half sisters Shirley (Bush) Cardwell, Regina and Joan Hindson, Victoria, B.C. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Iris and Glen farmed in the Arlington Beach area until 1980 when they retired to Govan, Sask. Iris was a kind and loving person. She worked many years as a nursing assistant at the Nokomis Hospital. She loved to travel and with her son Robert, enjoyed many cruises and extensive travels in the United States. She was a caring and helpful daughter to her step mother and a wonderful "big sister" to her younger siblings as they grew up. Iris will be remembered for her calm and pleasant manner, her smile and reassuring ways. Surely in God's Garden, A new flower blooms today, Our sweet and gentle "Iris" To Heaven's been called away. We'll miss you "I". God keep you in his care. At Iris' request, there will be no funeral. She will be interred beside her husband Glen in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina.
- Raymond Joseph McGeough, bom May 17, 1917 at Govan to John and Jennie McGeough, passed away in Palm Desert, USA on May 16,2008. He was predeceased by his wife Lillian (nee Phipps) mother of their four children Dennis, James, Linda and Randy who reside in the USA.
He also leaves to mourn his second wife Ona, seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Ray farmed the home farm until moving to the USA in 1957. Although he lived in the States, he always had a keen interest in farming and the people of Govan and surrounding area.
- William (Bill) Josep,h loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Regina on March 25, 2016, Good Friday, at the age of 89 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Gertrude, and his brother, Vincent. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Della, his sister, Eileen (Bernie), his brothers, Gerald (Marion) and John (Edith), his sister-in-law, Carole, his children, Anne (Don), Mark (Shelly), Tim (Lisa) and Teresa (Ken) and grandchildren, Maura, Kathryn, David, Jack, Reilly and Spencer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Govan on June 16, 1926. His father, Joseph, guided him into his lifelong passion of farming. To this life, he brought a bride from California, Della O'Reilly, a policeman's daughter that he met at an Irish dance. Their church, Our Lady of Lourdes, Roman Catholic Church, strongly centered their life. Bill was active in the Knights of Columbus and served as president of the local Co-op for many years. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at Holy Family Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. North, Regina, Sk. A funeral mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Govan.
- Ellen Vera Grace McHattie, late of Regina, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 91 years of age. Predeceased by her parents James and Martha McHattie; five brothers; and three sisters. Born in Govan SK in 1911 and raised in Kelliher, Ellen lived the rest of her life in Regina, where she worked for the City Engineers Dept. until retirement. Fond of music and literature, she lived a full and independent life with a special attachment for her immediate family.
- J. Russell. On Saturday, September 2, 2000, J. Russell McKay, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 69 years. Russell was born March 20, 1931 at Govan, SK. Predeceased by his father, Norman McKay; mother and step-father, Elsie (Denzil) Lindskog; and brothers, Don and Frank. Russell is survived by his loving wife, Marjory, of Weyburn; son, Howard (Helena) and granddaughter, Emma, of Saskatoon; daughter, Lynn (Kevin) Quist and grandson, Wil, of Weyburn; sister-in-law, Rosemary McKay and niece, Mari McKay, both of Aberdeen, Scotland; and nephew, Robert (Julia) McKay of Bryant, Texas. A memorial service was held Friday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, with Bill Corkum and Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating ministers. A Masonic service was held by members of the Masons. Cremation with interment at Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Joseph A., formerly of Govan, SK, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2006 in the William Booth Wascana Grace Hospice at the age of 88 years. Joe was predeceased by three brothers: Norman, John, and Robert; four sisters: Verna Goddard, Phyllis Moore, Lora Fee and Muriel McKay. Joe is survived by his brother William Neil (Shirley) McKay; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in Govan United Church on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Govan Cemetery.
- Ruth Eleanor Ailene (nee Klatt) passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. Born on June 4, 1925, Ruth was the youngest child of the late Johann and Florentina Klatt of Lemberg, SK. She was predeceased by all 13 siblings: John, Matilda, Millie, Ted, Karl, Minnie, Archie, Edie, Louie, Anne, Martin ("Shorty"), Hank and Ernie and by her husband of 43 years, Donald Alexander McKay (1921-2000). Ruth is survived by: her daughters Brenda (Baine) Fritzler (Adam, Megan, Rachel) and Linda McKay (Paul, Alexander); sisters-in-law Lucy Klatt, Tess Klatt, Edie Klatt, Rita Ascah; brothers-in-law Ed McKay, Corbett McKay and Rod McKay and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was born on June 4, 1925 in Lemberg, SK, where she spent her first 18 years. She worked as a stenographer in North Bartleford and Regina, SK, where she met Don McKay, an oil drilling supervisor. Sharing a love of sports, card games and laughter, Ruth and Don married on November 10, 1956. The next few years saw the birth of daughters Brenda and Linda and a move to a farm west of Cymric, SK. Ruth and Don retired to nearby Govan, SK. in 1984. Ruth's final 18 months were spent in the Nokomis Health Centre. Family was the most important aspect of Ruth's life and she loved following the sports and activities of her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, gardening and watching the Roughriders and Blue Jays. She never lost her interest in life and family. As she explained just a month ago, "I do not feel 87. Inside I am the same old me that has not changed"!
A celebration of Ruth's life was held on Friday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Govan, SK.
- William Neil (1926 - 2009) formerly of Govan, SK. Neil passed away December 3, 2009 at the Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home in Regina. Neil was predeceased by four brothers, Norman, John, Robert and Joseph; four sisters, Verna Goddard, Phyllis Moore, Lora Fee and Muriel McKay. Neil is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Catherine McKay and Susan (Donald) Mooney; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Neil was a practicing Chartered Accountant, member of King Hiram Masonic Lodge and a proud member of the WaWa Shriners. There will be no funeral and interment of ashes will be at a later date.
- Frances (nee Acton). The death occurred at Govan, Sask. on Friday, February 25th, 1938, of Frances Acton, widow of the late William McLaughlin, in her 88th year. The remains were brought to Sunderland on Friday, March 4th, 1938 for interment in West Brock cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Jamieson in St. Mary's church, Sunderland. The late Frances Acton was born in Brock township, a daughter of the late John Acton and Sarah Doble and married the late William McLaughlin who predeceased her some sixteen years ago. For many years they farmed in Brock township until 1912 when the family moved to Govan, Sask. where they have since resided.
Despite her advanced years Mrs. McLaughlin made several visits to her old home in Brock, the last being about six months ago when she made the round trip by herself, but since her last visit her health had not been so good and news of her passing came as a shock to her many friends and relatives.To mourn her death are left two sons Ryerson at home and John of Sunderland, also eight daughters: Mrs. Richard Shier, Mrs. Fred Lucas, Semans, Sask; Mrs. James Acton, Mrs. Angus Swanick, Mrs. Walter Fernix, Govan Sask; Mrs. A.J. Taylor, Toronto, Mrs. Wilmot Yakes, Victoria Corners and Miss Maud at home as well as twenty-three grandchildren and six great grand children. The pall bearers were six of her grandchildren and the honorary pall bearers were great grand children.
- Clella McLeod of Pioneers Village, Moose Jaw, passed away at the age of 98 years. Clella was born at Queensville, Ontario June 2, 1904. She came to the Pasqua district from Newmarket, Ontario in 1917. She married W.C.Harding at Tuxford in 1927 and in 1931, passed in Regina. Clella married Daniel McLeod of Craven, Sask. in 1936 and they resided in Govan until his passing in 1956. She moved to Moose Jaw in 1958. Clella was a member of Zion United Church, Past Mistress Council, Pioneer Lodge Auxiliary and a retired member of St.John’s Ambulance. She was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Grant; and a sister May Murray. She is survived by daughter, Evelyn (Kenneth) Nelson- Briggs – Florida; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons; sister, Mabel (Herman) Hindmarch – Grand Prairie,Alta.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services will be held at W.J.Jones & Son Chapel on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel, 106 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw. Dr. Bob Kimmerly will officiate. Interment will take place at the Govan Cemetery.
- David Douglas Ogilvie. On May 27th, 2009 Doug was reunited with God in his eternal home in Heaven. Born near Dundee, Scotland on August 8, 1921, he passed away at Saskatoon City Hospital on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009. Doug was predeceased by his parents Edward and Dorothy Mearns, his brother Edward, his sister Lil, and his grandson, Shane. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorna, to whom he was married for almost 62 years; his daughter Sandra (Ron) Paluck of Prince Albert, SK; his son Gary (Marilyn) Mearns of Saskatoon; sister Beth Garvin of Francis, SK; grandsons Christopher and Eli Mearns; granddaughter Leah (Brent) Tysdal and great grandson Silas; granddaughter Shannon (Scott) Hanson and great grandson Cade of Yorkton; sister-in-law Gwen Mearns (Edward deceased) of Regina; sister-in-law Eleanor Straub (Art deceased) of White Rock, BC; brother-in-law Alex (Jean) Mattick of Winnipeg, MB; sister-in-law Jean Mattick (Arthur deceased) of Regina, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was raised on a farm outside Govan, SK and attended both Williamsvale and Lake of the Plains country schools. With the outbreak of WWII, he joined the Ordinance Corps in Regina in 1940. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces later that year and was sent to Debert, Nova Scotia for training. In 1941, he went overseas by ship and was stationed at Whitley, England where he drove a munitions truck for much of the war. With the war ending in 1945, Corporal Mearns returned to Regina where he left the Armed Forces that fall for civilian life. The major condition for release from the services was the requirement to have a job, so in September of 1945, Doug began what would become a 40-year career with the CPR. His first job was a Wiper in the locomotive shop and he got out on the road two years later as a Fireman and became an Engineer in 1950. He drove both steam and diesel locomotives throughout Saskatchewan and was the epitome of the true "railway man" of his time. Doug retired from his life's work with the CPR in 1985. Having grown up in Govan, he played a lot of baseball in his youth. His batting and his speed in the outfield got him a tryout with the Regina Red Sox in 1946. He ended up playing semi-pro baseball with them for 8 years. Although the responsibilities of a wife and family resulted in his "retirement " from baseball in 1954, Doug managed to find time to take up curling and bowling. Dad took up golf while he was in his forties, a sport that he would actively play for close to forty years. He was a member of the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club and enjoyed the many friends he made on the course over the years. He also had a long 58-year commitment to the Royal Canadian Legion. He always enjoyed the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Legion with the rest of his war buddies where they would reminisce about times and places a half a world away. After his retirement from the CPR in 1985, Doug and Lorna were able to do a lot of travelling and enjoyed trips to Great Britain, Australia and Europe. Winters were also spent on Vancouver Island and later in Lake Havasu, AZ. The Funeral service will take place on Monday, June 1st, 2009 at St. Timothy's Anglican Church (2101 Lansdowne Ave., Saskatoon, SK) at 1:30 pm. The family wishes to extend its thanks to the wonderful nursing staff on the 6th floor of City Hospital, particularly Joanne, Helen, Margaret and Linda and Dr. Tom Gabruch, for their kindness and tremendously compassionate care.
- Ivy Caroline (nee Mann) of Govan passed away January 25, 2004 at the Nokomis Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her husband Jack, her parents William and Margaret Mann, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory, children, Sharon (Wally) Shier, Dale (Brenda), Heather (Wilfred) Watkins, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, sisters Dora Lissel, Tillie (Mike) Pal, Edith Sorensen, and Gladys (Irvin) Sorenson, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan United Church. Interment: Govan Cemetery.
- John Dale, born in Nokomis, SK on September 28, 1946 passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009 in Regina, SK. Predeceased by parents, Jack and Ivy Mearns; many aunts, uncles and cousin, Janice. Dale is survived by Brenda Smelt; sons, Trev and Greg; sisters, Sharon (Wallis) Shier and family of Yorkton and Heather (Wilfred) Watkins and family of Govan; uncles, Henry, Irvin and Mike; Aunts, Edie and Edith; Brenda's family, Richard (Yvonne) and family, Bev and Alan and Grant along with many cousins and friends. A special thank you to the EMTs, Fire Department, Police Department and the RGH Emergency Staff for all their care and compassion. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at the Govan Cemetery, Govan, SK. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- Edith "Nettie". It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edith on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the age of 90 years. Edith was born on the family farm at Osage. She attended school in Osage and Tyvan. She later took a business course in The Pas, Manitoba, attended Normal School in Regina and Summer School in Saskatoon. She taught school at Corning, Strasbourg and finally at Sundwall School, west of Govan, where she met and married Ross Millard in 1949. They had one son, Drew. They worked on the family farm at Govan for many years then moved into Govan and later Regina. After Ross' death in 2003 she stayed in their home until August 2006 when she moved into Erimus Care Home. Edith taught 4H and Sunday School in Govan. She had a great love of flower gardening, baking and was an avid birdwatcher. The family would like to thank Helen Moffat, Dr. Hunter, Diane Hind and the staff at Erimus Care Home for the care given to Edith. Edith was predeceased by her parents John and Laura Morris; her husband Ross Millard; brothers, Ernest, William and Percy Morris; sisters, Eva, Ida and Grace Morris; brother-in-law Victor Findlay; and nephew Brian. Edith is survived by her son Drew (Donna); her sister Jean Findlay of Regina; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment to be held at a later date in Govan.
- Frederick Ross. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross on Friday, December 5, 2003 at the age of 80 years. Ross was born on the family farm at Govan, Sk. He attended school at Sundwall School District and Govan High School. He later attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan for two years. He returned home to take over the family farm at Govan until ill health brought on early retirement. The remaining years were spent between Govan and Regina with the past two and one-half years at Sunset Extendicare. The family would like to thank Dr. D. T. Hunter and the staff of Sunset Extendicare for the loving care and attention given to Ross. He loved and enjoyed life and always reminded us to look ahead to the future and not dwell on the past. Ross was predeceased by his parents Helen and Charles Millard. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Edith (Nettie); son Drew (Donna) of Regina ; and numerous relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Lori Erhardt officiating. Interment in Govan Cemetery at a later date.
- Raymond Walter. April 25, 1926 - October 14, 2008. Ray Miller was born on the family farm, ten miles west of Cymric, Saskatchewan, overlooking Last Mountain Lake. It was there that he developed his two passions in life, farming and fishing. Ray's farming career spanned over sixty years and evolved from the use of threshing machines to GPS systems. As an avid commercial fisherman, he not only looked forward to setting and pulling his nets but also enjoyed selling his catch to his loyal customers. Ray was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth, an infant son Darryl, sisters Pearl, Lillian and Dorothy and his brother Douglas. Two other siblings, Harold and Annie, died in childhood. Ray is survived by Phyllis, his wife and farming partner of fifty-four years. He is also survived by his three children: Joan Miller and Brian Miller, both of Regina and Donna (John) Humbert of Moose Jaw. A Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Marilyn Keerak officiating.
- Allan Gordon of Govan passed away June 26, 2001 at the age of 44 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Judy, two sons Gordon (Tracy) and Lorne, one grandson Tyler, his mother Doris, three brothers Lorne (Sandra), Leo (Jocelyne), and Roger (Rosalyn), one sister Dona (Rolland), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. No Funeral Service at Al's request.
- Evelyn Winnifred (nee Armstrong) Morrison passed away at Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon, SK on December 18, 2013 at the age of 101. Evelyn was born in Govan, SK. on June 15, 1912 on her parent's farm. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted in 1963; her daughter, Merle in 2006; and her brothers, Murray, Bert, Earl, Dorothy and parents Agnes and Fred Armstrong. Evelyn started her career late in life, working for Simpson Sears in Humboldt, SK. She transferred to Regina in 1959. She then travelled for Sears Catalogue, training staff in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the North West Territories. She retired in 1979 and was one of the first residence in Oliver Place in Saskatoon. She leaves to mourn, her sons, Roy (Linda) and Doug; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother Roy; and many nieces and nephews, and a few close friends. After cremation she will be interred in Regina with her late husband.
- Donald Ernest (March 14, 1927 - May 7, 2015). Donald Ernest Mortenson, formerly of Estevan, passed away in Regina, Sask. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Donald is lovingly remembered by his wife Frankie; his children, Joanne (Lee) Harris of Regina, Don Mortenson of Regina, Ken Mortenson of Estevan, and Kevin (Linde) Mortenson of Estevan; five grandchildren, Ryan and Cosmin Harris of Regina, Samantha Campbell of Regina, Brooklyn and Don Mortenson of Estevan; three siblings, Ward (Shirley) Mortenson, of Govan, Ruth (Walter) Leverton of California and Lorne (Velda) of Govan and two sisters-in-law, Orvina Black and Theresa Black as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Freda as well as Frankie's siblings and many other members of the Black clan. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at St.Giles Anglican Church, Estevan with Rev. Mark Osborne officiating. Interment will follow at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens.
- John "Ward" (September 18, 1922 – September 24, 2015). John "Ward" Mortenson was born on a farm west of Duval, Sask. on September 18, 1922. He spent his entire life farming in the Govan/Duval area except for his military service in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) during World War II. He enlisted in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. Ward returned to the farm in the Govan area after the War. In 1946, he married Shirley Quenett. Over the years, four children were born to this union. Ward is survived by Shirley, his wife of 69 years, and four children – Donald (Carolyn), Howard (Brenda), Beverley (Jim) Pratt and Lois (Larry) Trowell. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Jeromy (Lutina; Tanner and Jenna), Lindsay (Garret; Ethan), Jennifer (Hugh), Lisa; (Mitchell; Karly, William and James), Stefanie and Nathan. He is also survived by a sister Ruth (Walter) Leverton of California, brother Lorne (Velda) of Govan and sister-in-law Frankie of Regina, plus his long-time friend Gerben (Afke) de Hoop and their children. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his bother Don in 2015.
- Shirley (nee Quenett) was born in Regina, Sask. On November 2, 1924. Her father, "Slim" Quenett, was a gifted automotive mechanic and that skill took him to several small Saskatchewan towns including Govan. While living and going to school in Govan, Shirley met her future husband Ward Mortenson. After Ward returned from his Naval duties in WWII, they were married July 31, 1946. They resided on the family farm until 2007 when they moved to Centennial Manor in Strasbourg. The last few months of Shirley's life were spent in the Pioneer Village Care Home in Regina where she passed away March 6, 2016. Shirley had many interests. She enjoyed sports, both competing and as a spectator. She was an avid curler and was a Roughrider season ticket holder for 45 years. She also cheered for the Blue Jays. Shirley was a long-time member of the Lakeshore Women's Institute, Federated Women's Institutes of Canada, and the Associated Country Women of the World. She attended several international conferences, including trips to USA, Holland and New Zealand. 4H also had a place in her heart where she spent over 15 years as the general leader of the Govan 4H Homecraft Club. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Last Mountain Regional Park was her passion. Hers was one of the first two cabins in the park with only a scrub poplar bluff in the distance. April was not too early and October was not too late to live at the cabin. Her yard and flower beds were a showpiece of the Park. She loved it when family and friends came to stay at the Park for a week or two. She particularly enjoyed having the family there for a wiener roast and to visit around the campfire. For many years she coordinated the Red Cross learn to swim program as well as filling the role of park administrator. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Ward in September 2015; daughter Beverley in February 2016; brother- in-law Don E. Mortenson in May 2015; as well as sisters Lois (Al) Baffo and Beth (Neil) Upshall. She leaves to mourn son Don (Carolyn) Mortenson, son Howard (Brenda) Mortenson and daughter Lois (Larry) Trowell; as well as several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Also, brother Bob (Connie) Quenett, brother-in-law Lorne (Velda) Mortenson, sister-in-law Ruth (Walter) Leverton and sister-in-law Frankie Mortenson, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A private family gathering will be held to celebrate her life at a later date.
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- Alexander (Alec). It is with great sadness that Alec's family announces his passing on May 8th, 2004 at the age of 83. Alec is predeceased by brothers Fred, Dave, and Emanuel and sisters Lydia Lucas and Mary Fries. Alec was born west of Cymric, SK to Anna and Fred Oblander on August 7, 1920. Alec leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Martha of Regina; son Dale (Linda) Oblander (Cymric, SK) daughter Dianne (Colin) Markusson (Raymore, SK); grandchildren: Deadra Wishlow and Jennifer Oblander (Regina), Tim (Laura-Lee) Markusson (Halifax, NS), Andrea (Aaron) Stronski (Lloydminster, SK); greatgrandchildren: Isabella Wishlow (Regina), Cameron, Erika, and Avery Stronski (Lloydminster, SK); step-great grandson, Alex Matheson (Halifax, NS), sister Pauline Rumpel (Regina), sisters-in-law Ruffina Oblander (Clearbrook, B.C.) and Lydia Oblander (Regina). He attended Lake Center School and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. His trust in the Lord carried him throughout all his days. He served in the armed forces from 1943-45. Alec married Martha Magel on July 14, 1946 and together they farmed west of Cymric. They retired from farming in 1975 and continued to live in Govan. Alec served his community as a member of the town council, the local school board, the Credit Union board and church council. Alec felt blessed to have his grandchildren near and played an active part in their lives. He enjoyed woodworking, summers at the cottage at Last Mountain Regional Park, music, and had some very memorable holidays. Alec and Martha moved to Norwest Place in Regina in 1991 where he enjoyed many card games and hours of fellowship with his friends there. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Leeson officiating.
- Martha (nee Magel). On October 16, 2009 Martha Oblander of Regina passed away with her family at her side at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her children Dianne (Colin) Markusson, Dale (Linda); grandchildren Timothy (Laura-Lee) Markusson, Andrea (Aaron) Stronski, Deadra (Cliff Eisler) and Jennifer (Cory) Gelowitz; great grandchildren Alex, Cameron, Avery, Erika, Isabella, Lila and Izak; siblings Bill Magel, Ella Rhodes, Jerry (Shirley) Magel and sister-in-law Pauline Rumpel. She was predeceased by her husband Alex. Martha was born on the family farm near Duval, SK and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Clear Lake School. She married Alex Oblander on July 14, 1946 and together they farmed west of Cymric. They retired from farming in 1975 and continued to live in Govan until moving to Regina in 1991. She felt blessed to have her grandchildren near and played an active role in their lives. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, music and cottage life. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Casa Bella for the compassionate care that Martha received. Martha's trust in the Lord carried her throughout all of her days. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Bob Leason officiating.
- Shirley Grace (nee Turnbull), beloved wife for 51 years of Vic Olson, of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the age of 74 years. Shirley was born in Govan, SK, on February 4, 1936. She received her education at Sundwall and Govan Schools. After graduation, she took a lab technician's course in Regina and worked in the Grey Nuns Hospital and at the provincial lab. She married Vic Olson of Estevan in 1959 and resided in Regina until 1972 when they moved to Calgary, AB. Shirley is survived by: her loving husband Vie, two sons, Randy Olson, and Rob Olson and Bev Nelson, all of Calgary, a brother Gordon (Gladys) Turnbull of Rossland, BC. She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Vera Turnbull. Funeral service was held in Calgary.
- Alvin Orpen passed away quietly on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 after a short stay at Porteous Lodge, Saskatoon. Alvin was predeceased by his loving wife, Pat, in 1997; his parents Christen and Ragna Orpen. Alvin is survived by his two children, son, Gordon (Denise) Orpen of Martensville; daughter, Shaune (Jim) Smith of South Allan; sister, Christine Fenton of Regina; brother, Einar (Mavis) Orpen of Regina; brother-in-law Mike (Linda) Carleton of Delta, BC; precious grandchildren, Nicole, Deanna and Michael Orpen, Shevaughn, Fiona and Roslyn Smith, Tanya and Sheena Rorke; nieces and nephews, Michelle Carleton, Roxanne Stevens-Carleton, Donna (Grant) Johnson, Terry (Julie) Orpen, and Darrell (Rose Marie) Orpen. Alvin was born in Govan, SK on August 27, 1922. He and Pat resided in Swift Current for many years where Alvin worked for Sask Power, with a move to Saskatoon following his retirement in 1983. After the death of his wife, Alvin moved to Villa Royalle in Saskatoon. Friends and family will remember Alvin as a happy, easygoing fellow with a good sense of humour. He loved time spent with family and friends playing cards or visiting and was an active curler for years. He looked forward to his annual fishing trips in Northern Saskatchewan. He also had wonderful memories of his involvement with Pony Chariot & Chuckwagon racing with friends and family. In retirement, Alvin enjoyed the company of friends during his regular coffee time at Robin's Donuts. Alvin was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and he was a willing helper/driver with any of Pat's work with the Canadian Diabetes Association. Family and friends will remember a home filled with music and warm hospitality extended to all. The family would like to thank Dr. Vittala and the staff at Porteous Lodge and those who visited or sent well wishes during the past few months. A Memorial Service will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home Monday, February 25, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Courtesy Parking south of the chapel on 4th Ave. N. at 25th St. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Einar George, 91, passed away in his sleep at the Regina Pasqua Hospital on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Regina, SK. He was born July 15, 1925 to Christ and Ragna Orpen at their farm in rural Saskatchewan near Govan. Einar is survived by his wife Mavis of 65 years; sons Darrel (Rose- Marie) and Terry (Maureen MacDonald) and loving grandchildren Trista and Lacey Orpen. Einar was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. His recent active life largely revolved around his bridge community with almost daily involvement with various bridge games and the related social interaction. Einar loved sports with a lifelong involvement in baseball (member of the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame), hockey and especially curling. Einar was always there to help friends with anything they needed him for. His willingness to freely give of himself to his friends was recognized and regularly commented on. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the Regina Pasqua Hospital for their loving care and support and a special thank you to Dr. Kielly.
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- Olga, of Strasbourg and formerly of Govan, Regina and Vancouver, passed away June 30, 2012. Olga was predeceased by her parents Eli & Annie, two brothers Siegfried and Lennox. She leaves to cherish her memory one brother Harold, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Govan Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of the Last Mountain Pioneer Home for the care given to Olga.
- Janet (Jessie) E. (nee McGillvray) of Govan. It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Jessie on Sunday February 3, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital. Born in Pense on September 24, 1911. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth, her parents Catherine and Donald McGillvray, brothers Hugh and William. She leaves to cherish her life, son Eldon (Moragh), their three sons Graham, Matthew and Adrian of Regina, sister Kay Myers of Strasbourg, sisters-in-law Emma McGillvray and Kay Paul both of Regina, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 6, 2002 at 1 P.M. from Govan United Church. Reverend Alison Nicholson officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Alice Victoria of Nokomis Health Centre and formerly of Govan passed away July 1, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by two brothers Art and Ray Larsen, two sisters Lena Scott and Mable Singleton. She leaves to mourn Art her loving husband of sixty years, one daughter Diane (Kenn) Hill, four grandchildren, one sister Gladys Harris, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2001 in the St. Olaf's Cemetery, Govan District.
- Agnes S. (nee Wild) passed away on October 16, 1984 at Regina, Sask. Funeral Service is from Church of the Annunciation, Govan, Sask. on Friday, October 19, 1984 at 2:30 p.m. Agnes was born in Leeds England on July 5, 1889. In 1911 she married Arthur Perry and came to Canada to settle in the Govan district. She is survived by her son Charlie. She is predeceased by one son, Arthur and her daughter, Beatrice. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
- Allan Ernest of Regina passed away suddenly November 19,1993 at the age of 20 years. Predeceased by one brother Randy. He leaves to mourn his parents Joan (Foreman) and George Perry; one brother Darryl (Hiede) all of Regina; his grandparents; Hector and Helen Munro of Duval; and Charlie and Martha Perry of Govan; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 24,1993 at 11.00 a.m. from St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina. Sharon Davis officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Debbie Martin officiating.
- Arthur, a Govan pioneer, passed away on May 27, 1957 at Nokomis, Sask. Funeral service is on Thursday May 30,1957 in the Govan Anglican Church. Rev. D. A. Walsh officiating. Mr. Perry was born at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, December 28,1887. In 1911 he married Agnes Wild and they came to Canada settling in the Govan district. Mr. Perry was a councilor for division No. 6 of Last Mountain municipality and for the last two years operated a beach at his farm at Long Lake. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Arthur of Nokomis and Charlie of Govan. A daughter, Beatrice predeceased him. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
- Charlie, of Govan, passed away February 13, 1998 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his wife Martha, parents Arthur and Agnes ( Wild) Perry, two sons Charles and Ernest, two grandsons Randall and Allan. Charlie is survived by three sons, George (Joan) of Regina, Frank (Carol) of Humboldt and Orlando of Govan, three daughters,Sylvia (Jack) Turner of Nokomis,Sally (Jack) Crawford of Pense and Patti (Mervyn) Keleman of Raymore, eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 21,1998 at 2 p.m. from Govan Anglican Church. Rev. Ann Cheetham officiating. Interment: Govan Cemetery. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Ernest Albert, of Govan, passed away on Thursday March 11, 1971 at the age of 25 years. He is survived by his parents Charlie and Martha Perry, three brothers, George of Regina, Frank of Cupar and Lanny at home; three sisters Sylvia (Jack) Turner of Nokomis, Sally and Patti both at home; also grandmother Agnes Perry of Nokomis. Funeral service will be held on Monday March 15 at the Govan Anglican Church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Michael Revit officiating.Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Francis 'Frank'. With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, Dad and Grandpa, Francis 'Frank' Perry of Humboldt, SK, on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Humboldt District Hospital. He was 65 years of age. Frank was born on September 28, 1944, to Charles and Martha (nee Hallam) Perry at home on their farm in the Govan district. He attended a rural school in the area and later found employment building grain elevators. Frank then attended training and became employed by Hertz Bus (Rilling Bus) as a journeyman mechanic in 1973, and remained there until his retirement in June of this year. In a previous marriage, Frank had four children. He then moved to the Humboldt area where he married his best friend, Carol Schreiner, in 1980. They were blessed with three more children and now have a total of 11 grandchildren with another on the way. Frank loved tinkering and working on his acreage and was one to never sit still for very long. He enjoyed spending time with his family, taking camping trips, and fishing, and was looking forward to doing more of this after his retirement. Frank also enjoyed driving around on his new Kubota RTV, and taking the grandkids for rides. Frank will be forever remembered by: his loving and devoted wife, Carol (nee Schreiner) Perry of Humboldt; children, Chris (Tricia) Perry of Fort Qu'Appelle, Trina (Doug) Reynolds of Fort Qu'Appelle, Nicole Perry (Scott Coates) of Regina, Stacey (Steve) Mallett of Regina, Kevin (Shelley) Perry of Ituna, Carla Perry (Larry Abbott) of Tisdale, Pam Perry (Sheldon Zimmer) of Humboldt; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters: George (Joan) Perry of Regina, Sylvia (Jack) Turner of Nokomis, Lanny (Nadine) Perry of Earl Grey, Sally Crawford of Regina, and Patti (Mervyn) Keleman of Prince Albert; numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws; and by long-time friend and co-worker of 37 years, Lloyd Bregenser. He was predeceased by: his parents, Charles and Martha (nee Hallam) Perry; and by two brothers, Charles Perry (in infancy), and Ernest Perry. The Funeral Service was held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, Sk., on Thursday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. Honorary pallbearers were 'all those who shared in Frank's life, especially his grandchildren, Jessi, Kaytlin, Jordan, Michael, Angela, Meagan, Shantel, Walker, Hannah, Savannah and Hunter'. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Martha (nee Hallam), of Govan, passed away at the Nokomis Health Centre on September 19, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Miriam (Banton) Hallam, two sons, Charles and Ernest, two grandsons Randall and Allan. Martha is survived by her loving husband Charlie, three sons George (Joan) of Regina, Frank (Carol) of Humboldt, and Orlando of Govan, three daughters, Sylvia (Jack) Turner of Nokomis, Sally (Jack) Crawford of Pense and Patti (Mervyn) Keleman of Raymore, eighteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one sister Miriam Zelionka, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. from Govan Anglican Church. Rev. Ann Cheetham officiating. Interment: Govan Cemetery. Hansen's Funeral Home, Stasbourg in care of arrangements. Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memoriam to Govan Cemetery Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
- Randall James, late of Regina,Sask. passed away suddenly due to an accident on March 28,1983 at the age of 16 years. He leaves to mourn his parents, George and Joan(Foreman) Perry of Regina Sask.; two brothers: Darryl and Allan at home; grandparents: Hector and Helen Munro of Duval, Sask. and Charlie and Martha Perry, Govan, Sask.: two great-grandmothers: Agnes Perry, Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg, Sask. and Minnie Hallam, Big Beaver, Sask.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 31,1983 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan United Church with Rev. Hugh McGregor officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- George (April 26, 1910 - December 5, 2003). George came to the Cymric district in 1928. He married Helena in 1934 and they raised three sons. They farmed in the Govan district for 63 years before retiring to live in Govan. George was very good at mechanical work and welding for himself and neighbors. He enjoyed working in his shop in town. He was predeceased by: his parents, brothers, sisters and his son Paul. Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife, Helena, of 69 years; sons, Frank (Patricia) and Gregory; daughter-in-law La Verne; grandchildren, Wade (Marnelle) Pidhorney, Dawn (Darvin) Zimmer, Kim (Dennis) Tokarz, Curtis (Corrinne) Pidhorney; great grandchildren, Madison, Colby, Krista, Paul and Sara. A private funeral service was held December 8th,2003 as per George's wishes.
- Gregory. With sadness and fond remembrance, the family and friends of Gregory Pidhorney announce that he passed away suddenly on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the age of 63 years. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Helena and George Pidhorney, and brother, Paul. He is survived by son Curtis (wife Corrinne and son Peyton), brother Frank (wife Patricia) and sister-in-law Laverne and family. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Greg's sense of humour, friendly nature and love for his grandson, Peyton, will be greatly missed.
- Helena (nee Knaus) Pidhorney of Govan, SK passed away June 2, 2006 at 90 years of age at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg. Helena was predeceased by her parents Maria and Chris Knaus, her husband George, son Paul, brothers Adam and David and other siblings in infancy. Left to cherish her memory are sons: Frank (Patricia) and Gregory, daughter-in-law La Verne, grandchildren: Wade (Marnelle) Pidhorney, Dawn (Darvin) Zimmer, Kim (Dennis) Tokarz and Curtis (Corrinne) Pidhorney; great grandchildren: Madison Pidhorney, Colby and Krista Zimmer, Paul and Sara Tokarz and Peyton Pidhorney. Also survived by sister-in-law Annie Knaus, nieces, nephews and cousins. Helena was born in the Cymric area November 1, 1915. She married George on April 2, 1934. They farmed in the Govan area for 63 years before retiring to live in Govan. They raised three sons Frank, Paul (deceased in 1992) and Gregory. They were married for 69 years when George passed away December 5, 2003. Helena continued living on her own in Govan until she could no longer manage. She then went into the Nokomis Health Centre and then to Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg. Helena's wishes were for cremation and a private family graveside service. Hansen's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
- Joseph "Joe" Martin Pratchler, son of John and Maria Pratchler, was born on March 14, 1922, at Istimer, Hungary. When he was five years old, he immigrated to Canada with his parents. He passed away on January 6, 2009, at the Nokomis Health Centre where he was a resident for three years and two months. Joe was 86 years old. Joe attended school in Muenster, SK. Following school, he took a welding course in Edmonton, AB, and helped his dad on the farm at Muenster. Joe joined the army in 1943 and was discharged in 1945. In 1952, Joe purchased a farm at St. Brieux, SK, where he farmed for 13 years. On April 21, 1953, he married Catherine (Katie) Zimmerman at St. Gregor, SK. In 1965, Joe and Catherine bought a farm at Govan, SK, where he grain farmed and operated a dairy for 35 years. After selling the dairy, Joe continued to grain farm and raised beef cattle for a number of years before he retired. Joe was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic Church. He served on the school board and was leader of the Govan Gun Club for a few years. Joe enjoyed making rosaries, fishing and gardening. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and gave them rides with his little tractor and trailer. He will be dearly missed by all. Joe is lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Catherine, his wife of almost 56 years; his 12 children and their spouses - Joseph (Beverly), Anne (Ross), Gerard (Cindy), Mary (John), Ken, Martin (Bonnie), Ron (Marilyn), Jane (Keith), Richard (Marina), Dennis (Michele), Barry (Gina) and Larry (Maja); his 30 grandchildren; and his six great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his brothers John (Agnes) and Leo; his sisters Gisella Draude, Mary Draude, Agnes Aikins and Appollonia Schlosser; his sisters-in-law Marie Pratchler and Josephine Pratchler; Catherine's brothers George (Marian) Zimmerman, Philip (Margaret) Zimmerman, Jerome (Margaret) Zimmerman, Leo (Irene) Zimmerman, and Joe (Gloria) Zimmerman; Catherine's sisters Rose Gray and Hermina (Ken) Sarauer; and Catherine's sister-in-law Rose Marie. Joe was predeceased by his mother Maria; his father John; his brothers Andrew and Matthew; his brothers-in-law Ernest Draude, Adolf Draude and J. B. Schlosser; Catherine's mother Rosa Zimmerman; Catherine's father Adolf Zimmerman; Catherine's brother Frank Zimmerman; and Catherine's brother-in-law Bob Gray. The Vigil of Prayer Service was held on Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Govan, SK. Eulogist was Joseph Pratchler Jr.
The Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Carl Frederickson School gymnasium in Govan, SK. Officiants were Rev. Father Peter Thang Nguyen and Rev. Father Daniel Muyres. Register attendants were Sandra Campbell and Lillian Erhardt. Ushers were Malcolm Campbell, Jerome Pratchler and Joe Zimmerman. Cross bearer was Justin Lakness. Altar servers were Elisabeth Caron Pratchler and Rebecca Pratchler. Scripture readers were Larry Pratchler and Barry Pratchler. Responsorial Psalm by Jane Lakness. Intentions by Michele Cruise-Pratchler. Gift bearers were Anne McNichol and Ross McNichol. Honor Guard by Knights of Columbus and Royal Canadian Legion. Pallbearers were Tyler Lakness, Dave Lange, David McNichol, Matthew Pratchler, Christopher Toy and David Yeager. Pianist was Ev Hancock. Guitarist was Lynne Johnson. Lunch conveners were Govan United Church Women. A private family interment was held at Govan Cemetery. Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis was in care of arrangements.
- Larry Leo, of Saskatoon, was called to join his Heavenly Father on August 19th, 2010, at the age of 39 years. Larry is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Maja; daughters Aleysha, age 13, Jayda, age 9, and Kyla, age 6; Mother Catherine Pratchler; Brothers Joseph (Beverly), Gerard (Cindy), Martin (Bonnie), Ken, Ron (Marilyn), Richard (Marina), Dennis (Michele), and twin brother Barry (Gina); sisters Anne (Ross) McNichol, Mary (John) Toy, and Jane Lakness; Parents-in-law Gordon and Hanni Selinger; Brother-in-law Nelson (Ngeune); Sister-in-law Julie (Jonathan) Sturm; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Larry was predeceased by his father Joseph Pratchler. A Memorial Service will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, first right past Briargate Road), Saskatoon, SK. on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Apostle Frank Dzur officiating. Interment and reception to follow.
- Bill Pratt passed away on November 2, 2014. Bill was born in Govan, SK. on November 10, 1931 to parents Jim and Vera Pratt. He attended school in Govan and later went to work with SaskPower, building power lines in rural Saskatchewan. Bill moved to B. C. and continued the same work. He later moved to the United States and built steel towers for high voltage power lines in the western states and Alaska. Bill passed away in Naselle, Washington, U.S.A. Bill was predeceased by his parents Jim and Vera Pratt, and is survived by his wife, Diane and his four step-sons and their families - all in the United States. In Canada, he is survived by his brother Orville (Dot) Pratt of Regina, SK. and their family; and his sister Joy Anderson and her family, also of Regina.
Rest in peace, Bill. You will be greatly missed by all of us.
- Myrtle (nee Lakness) September 7, 1913 - July 29, 2007. Mom embraced life. When her path led her through times of sorrow she believed that the light was just waiting to break through. Her life journey at the end was full of challenges. We watched her adapt to each stage with grace and acceptance. She taught us how to love but most of all how to live our lives with joy and thankfulness and how to look for gifts even in the difficult times. We, her family, will forever walk our lives feeling her unconditional love. Myrtle was born in Govan Sept. 7, 1913 to Gunder and Mary Lakness. She married the love of her life Fred Puffer on August 2, 1934. Fred was her partner on her life journey for 63 years. Together they raised three children, ran the farm and were active members of the Govan community. Mom was very community minded and supported her community through leadership and volunteering. She was involved in the Ladies Aid, Homemakers, as a 4H leader and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a strong supporter of her church serving on the church council and teaching Sunday school. At times we nicknamed her reverend mother. She assisted in the beginning of the Parkland Regional Library for three years then at age 60 took on a new career as chief librarian. Her love of books and reading as well as her gift for storytelling with the children made this a very rewarding time of her life. Mom was noted for her cooking/baking (the products of which often went directly to support local bake sales) and the joke at our house was when we saw freshly baked goods we asked Who is that for mommy? Mom loved her garden and much of her enjoyment was not just the tending and growing but sharing the flowers and vegetables of her labour with friends and neighbours. Dad referred to Mom as his feisty little Norwegian and this feistiness was most evident in her recreational pursuits of bridge and curling. She won many events in curling but was remembered as this little woman who lifted her rock up off the ice, rested it on her knee, polished the bottom, then placed it back down on the ice. Mom was predeceased by daughter Holly, husband Fred, sister Bernice, brother Conrad and sister Olga. She is survived by Holly's children Tim Clermont (Holly), Rob Clermont (Kandra) Sheri Laughren (Ken) Daughter Sharon Fyke and children Stacy (Tim) Irvine, Chad Fyke and their father Dale Fyke. Son Fred K. Puffer (Bernadette and Gary). Sister Helen Turnbull. Brother Osborne Lakness and wife Rita sister of the heart, Eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and Nephews. Mom believed death was like a butterfly flying free of the cocoon. We are sad and will miss her spirit but find joy in knowing the she is flying free. A celebration of her life will take place in the Govan United church on Monday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m.
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- Florence Annabelle (nee Wood). The death of Mrs. Florence Annabelle Rattray age 78 years of Lanigan and formerly of Govan, SK occurred peacefully at the Lanigan Hospital Monday, August 26, 2013. A graveside service will be held in Govan Cemetery on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Jack Robson. Florence was predeceased by her husband Floyd (Sonny) grandson John Horbul, her parents Garry and Marge (Bell) Wood, 8 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Vicki) of Coronach, SK, and Darcy (Raylene) of Red Deer, AB.; grandchildren Jennifer (Trevor) Burke, Jeffery Horbul (Janelle), Ally and Savanna Luk; great-grandchildren Cole, Cody, Catie, Brecc, Wesley, Sky and William.
- Harold John Read was born on the family farm southeast of Govan, SK, on March 4,1920 to Jack and Dorothy Read. After graduating from high school, Harold attended the University of Saskatchewan taking a two year course of study in the School of Agriculture. He brought home many of the modern farm practices of the day including the introduction of fruit trees to the farm. Harold farmed with his father before marrying Marian Mitchell of Lockwood, SK, on August 1, 1945. Then taking over the farm from his Dad, he continued to farm until he retired in 1991. He loved farming and was a good steward of the land. Harold was involved in community and church work. As well as being a member of the Llanvair Mission Anglican and the Govan Anglican Church, he served on the Church Boards and was the Rector's Warden for many of the clergy. Later in life, Harold attended the Strasbourg Alliance Church. Harold's community activities included active participation in van Dance Club, the Square Dance Club, a leader in the 4-H Club, the Govan Curling Club, the New Democratic Party, Chairman of the Govan Co-op Board, member on the Cymric Pool Committee and the Credit Union Board as well as a volunteer at the rink. Harold was very well-known throughout the extended community, and appreciated as a good and gentle person with convictions. He got along with everyone and was universally respected for his wisdom, knowledge, faith, friendship and his sense of humour. His commitment to life was total. Some people don't find love, but Harold was fortunate to find love twice. His first wife, Marian, died after 44 years of marriage. Harold met Kay Leighton while continuing to travel in the winters to the USA. They married in 1992 and had a great life together for nearly 18 years. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at their home in Tucson, Arizona, surrounded by family, Harold passed away peacefully into eternal life. Harold was predeceased by: his parents; Marian; sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Dave Brofman; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Harold Mogen; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ethel and Jack McLean; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Pat Mitchell; brother-in-law, Lome Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Ralph Alien. Harold leaves to mourn: his loving wife, Kay of Tucson, Arizona; son, Bill (Fran) Read of Kamloops, B.C.; daughter, Peggy (Bob) Lee of Marengo, SK; step-children, Larry (Susie) Leighton of Tucson, Arizona; Susan (Mike)Gehl, Tucson, Arizona; Roxanne (Gerry) Poole of Tucson, Arizona; six grandchildren, Charissa (Lyle) Anderson of Kindersley, SK; Jaymie (Wendy) Read of Sundre, Alberta; Chris (Steph) Read of Kamloops, B.C.; Erin Read (Ryan Bolton) of Swift Current, SK; Karen-Ann (Chris) Huisman of Edmonton, Alberta; David Lee (Holly Doidge) of Calgary, Alberta; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel, Shaelyn, Cody, Dylan Anderson; Paige and Evyn Read; Marijka Huisman; six step-grandchildren, Jennifer Jordan of California; Nicholas Leighton; Chelsea (Peter) Jones; Danny Leighton; Cory Poole; Amber Poole all of Tucson, Arizona; one step-great-grandchild, Colin Poole of Tucson, Arizona; and sister-in-law, Florence Alien of Eureka, California; several nieces and nephews and many friends. A memorial service was held at The Manor at Midvale in Tucson, Arizona on August 7,2010. funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on August 21, 2010, at the Strasbourg Alliance Church. The burial will take place in the Govan Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
- Doreen C. Roberts passed away January 28, 2008 one month prior to her 87th birthday. Doreen will be forever missed by her sons Jim (Cindy) of Comox, B.C., Dannie (Jan) of Regina and Rod (Vicky) of Govan, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, son-in-law Jim Senga, sister Helen (Herb) Dabrowski of Regina and a multitude of friends in the Govan and Regina areas. Predeceased by husband Leslie, daughter Sandra and brother Gordon (Leona) MacPherson of Spalding. Doreen spent 25 years at the Pasqua Hospital as Director of Admitting. Doreen returned to her beloved hometown of Govan in 1994 and always believed the Govan area to be best place in the world to live. All who knew Doreen were aware of her endless compassion for people and her dedication to friends and family. She leaves a beautiful memory for us all. Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 2, 2008 at 2 PM at the United Church in Govan.
- Gracella M. (nee McCullough) died peacefully in Surrey, B.C. in her 98th year. Born in Govan, Sask. on March 14, 1908 and died January 6, 2006. She married Gordon in 1930 and they had a dairy farm west of Melfort. They moved to Surrey in 1955. Grace is remembered by her daughters Muriel Hillstrom, Dorothy Hillstrom, Velma Harrison, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren & sister Lillie Martin. A memorial service was held at Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey.
, Olga, late of Pioneer Village, Regina, SK passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, five days before her 96th birthday. She was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Ludwika (Massier) Rodenbush; her fiance Orly Bishop; and sisters Caroline Linzmeyer, Bertha Porter and Martha Linzmeyer; brother Ernest Rodenbush; and brothers-in-law Fred and Frank Linzmeyer and Carman Porter. Olga is survived by her friend and companion of many years Alice Deck; brother Eric Rodenbush (Gladys); sister-in-law Betty Rodenbush; nephews Harold and Vern Linzmeyer, Allan Porter, Larry, Dale, Ron and Dan Rodenbush; and nieces Arnetta Livingstone, Erma Lubke, Carol Porter, Sandra Green and Linda Mossing. Olga was born in Govan, SK on January 17, 1914 and resided in several locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before settling in Regina in 1961, where she was employed at the Grey Nuns/Pasqua Hospital. She received training as a seamstress at Balfour Technical Collegiate and practiced those skills until near the end of her life. Cooking for family and friends, traveling, playing cards and board games, gardening, sewing and cheering on the Riders all gave her great pleasure throughout her life. Olga was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Regina. Olga was known for her keen mind, wit and indomitable spirit. We thank the staff of Pioneer Village for their care and compassion over the past two years. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in the chapel at Pioneer Village, 430 Pioneer Drive, Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
- Blanche Cecile (nee Morin) passed away peacefully in Regina on August 16, 2002, at the age of 92. Born in Indian Head, March 28, 1910, Blanche attended the Glynn Lynn, Spring Coulee and Sintaluta schools. She became a teacher teaching at Redvers, Noteku school near Governor, Donamar school near Edgeley, and Leask. She married Ray Rogers in 1935 in Prince Albert. Together they ran stores in Edgeley and Govan. They lived in Regina during WWII serving for the armed forces. After the war they farmed at Edgeley until retirement in 1976. They spent many happy winters in Pharr, Texas before returning to Fort Qu'Appelle in a 'condo overlooking the lakes'. After Ray died Blanche moved to Regina. Both Blanche and Ray worked hard, and enjoyed life. Family and community gatherings were common at their home. Their children and grand children will be eternally grateful for the loving guidance and support they provided during their upbringing and adulthood. Blanche provided all of them with creativity, persistence and a positive outlook on life. We thank God and celebrate her wonderful contribution. Blanche is predeceased by her husband Ray in 1996, and two grandchildren Nick, and Katherine. She is survived by two sisters Aline Railton, and Yvonne Stewart; one brother-in-law Ben (Agnes) Rogers, and two sisters-in-law, Ina Rogers, and Jean Morin; four children Jim (Judy) Rogers, Barry (Kate) Rogers, Tom (Rose) Rogers, and Judy (Leo) Perras; 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A memorial service will be held August 22 at Regina Funeral Home, Rev. Julia Sinclair officiating, with interment at Qu'Appelle Cemetery.
- Grace Clifton (nee Furneaux). Our beloved Mother, Nana, Great Nana, confidante and friend passed away peacefully in Victoria, B.C. on March 5, 2006 in her 90th year. Grace was born in Govan, Saskatchewan on May 12, 1916. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Roy, in 1992. She was always surrounded by love.Grace is survived by her son Bill (Ann); daughters Brenda (Bob) Irwin and Maureen (Bill) Thomson; 9 grandchildren, Janine Rogers, Cara (Roger) Takahashi, Mack Rogers, Deborah (Tom) Warr, Robin (Terry) Lam, Mike, Greg, Jeff and Doug Thomson and 3 great-grandchildren, Sami and Max Takahashi and Nathan Warr. Grace is also survived by her sister, Ella Roberts of Saskatoon; her brothers, Stuart (Sulla) Furneaux of White Rock, Ron (Elsie) Furneaux of Regina,; niece, Gloria (Rob) Slade, nephew, Larry Furneaux, both of Vancouver and many other relatives in Canada, United States, England and Australia. She was a source of strength, inspiration, and courage to all who knew her. She was our personal resource for many diverse subjects including, Literature, Music, History, Bridge, Gardening and guidance on everyday issues. She used to say People tell me the weirdest things. Most found they could talk to her about anything, no matter the age difference. She was our anchor. Grace was always engaged in life and participated and volunteered in everything she did. Her family was the centre of her universe and from there she embraced everything and everyone. She was a Regent of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.), a Treasurer of the Victoria Symphony Volunteer Committee, a supporter of the Arts, a Sunday School Teacher, an avid reader, excellent Bridge player, gardener and a gracious hostess. She will be sorely missed by her family, many friends and fellow Bridge players. Roy and Grace together have left a strong legacy. The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to all who have offered their support over these past few months. Special thanks to the wonderful, caring Doctors and Staff of 7D North, Victoria General Hospital. According to her wishes, the family is hosting a reception in her honour for family and friends at the home of Bill and Maureen Thomson, on Monday, March 13th, 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. at 2654 Dalhousie Street.
- Gladys Lillian of Regina and formerly of Govan, Sk. and Langley, B.C. passed away at Sunset Extendicare on May 12, 2003 at the age of 93 years.Predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years Phil Roland and her dear friend Chuck Thomas, son-in-law Hugh Scott, grandson Len Sitter, six brothers and three sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory son Howard (Cheryl Schnell), daughter Ruth Scott (Jim Young), grandchildren Sherry Sitter, Lorie (Dave) Gejdos and their mother June Roland, Tannis (Gordon) Patterson, Jaye Scott (Tina McAuley), great grandchildren Luke and Logan Sitter, Ashley and Amy Gejdos, Bridget, Kristie (Dave Foster) Kendall, Jamie and Deanna Patterson, Graeme and Joel Scott and their mother Sharon Scott, sisters Ruth Curtin and Frances Smith, sisters-in-law Leota Brant, Margaret and Gwen Roland, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held in the Govan United Church on Friday May 16, 2003 at 1 PM. Rev. Lois Knudson Munholland officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Howard. With great sadness and regret we announce the passing of Howard Roland, age 76 years, late of Regina, Sk. on Saturday, January 3, 2009. Predeceased by parents, Philip and Gladys Roland; son-in-law Leonard (Barney) Sitter; Cheryl's parents; sister and brother, he is survived by his partner and best friend Cheryl Schnell; his daughters, Sherry Sitter (Brian Weisbrod) and Lorie (Dave) Gejdos; grandchildren, Luke and Logan Sitter, Craig, Megan and Kate-lynn Weisbrod, Ashley (Brad) Klassen and Amy Gejdos; greatgranddaughter Autumn Klassen; sister Ruth Scott (Jim Young); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Howard was born and raised in Govan, where he met and married June Robinson. They moved to Regina for employment opportunities. These included Loggie's Shoes, Butler Buildings, and Dura Structures. Howard was full of life and loved to have fun, especially always teasing his daughters and grandchildren whom he affectionately called 'his rotten kids'. They will all dearly miss their 'Bumpa'. His faithful canine companions, Simba, Sabre and Koda were a great source of joy and comfort to him, particularly when hunting with his sons-in-law. Howard's green thumb was evidenced by his immaculate lawns and flowers. During the past few years of failing health, Howard was very thankful for the love and support from his devoted partner Cheryl. Thanks to Chris Dizy for a life long friendship with many trips to the lake and boat rides. Thanks also to our neighbour Arne Janz for his help over the past few years. The family would also like to thank the Regina Fire Department, EMS, and emergency room doctors and nurses at the Regina General Hospital for their valiant efforts. Cremation has taken place. At Howard's request, no funeral service will be held. A private interment will be held at a later date.
- Florence Evelyn of Last Mountain Pioneer Home, Strasbourg and formerly of Govan passed away March 5, 2001 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by a sister in infancy. She leaves to mourn Elmer her loving husband of 54 years, three sons Aird (Lisa), Gerald (Wendy) and Darwin (Joanne), five grandchildren, two sisters Mabel (Gordon) Hills and Ellen (Paul) Dojack, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 9, 2001 at 2 PM from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Govan. Rev. Martin Olson officiating.
- Lina Margaret (nee McKnight) of Govan passed away peacefully on December 3, 2009 at the age of 75. Predeceased by her parents David and Florence McKnight and brother Ken. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Jacob, children Dianne (Linden) Ross and Randy (Sandra), special grandsons Jesse, Eric and Jayden, brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Loretta Lila (nee Stark) passed away peacefully at the age of 84. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Elmer, plus numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A celebration of Loretta's life will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Govan Lutheran Church, Govan, SK.
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- Faina 'Oma' (nee Popovkina) peacefully passed away with loving family and friends by her side in the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 92, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Born in the district of Krasnojansk, Siberia, Russia, Faina moved at the age of 17 to Kazakstan and worked as a teacher. That is where she met Johann and they were married in 1937 and after the birth of Alfred (Russia) and Gertie (Austria), she and Johann emigrated to Canada in 1951, where they made Govan their home and added Irene to the family. Faina was predeceased by her husband, Johann and her son, Alfred. She is survived by: her daughters Gertie (Jack) Edmiston and Irene (Brian) Martineau and daughter-in-law Joey Schachterle. There are six very much loved grandchildren, Blair (Rhonda) and Jeff Schachterle, Jason (Lisa) and Robert Edmiston, Brooke (Ross) Granger and Darren Martineau; four wonderful great-grandchildren, Landen, Arianna, Sofia and Dylan.
A funeral service will be held at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Govan, SK, on Saturday August 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch and refreshments will follow. There will be an interment at the Govan Cemetery.
- Rachael Patricia "Pat" passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday June 3, 2012 at the Regina General Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Fred; sons Bob, Brian (Marie); grandsons Delayne (Amber), Kennie (Tara); and great grandchildren Kianna, Keaton, Kenzie, Ryley & Rayna; brother Connie (Olga); sister Fay Seminuk; and many nieces & nephews. Funeral service to celebrate Pat's life will be held Friday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Govan Lutheran Church, Govan SK.
- Tracy of Govan passed away November 18, 2005 at the age of 51. He leaves to mourn sister Deb (Fred) Kelln, 3 nieces, 1 nephew and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2005 at 2 PM from Duval Community Hall.
- Mary "Maisie" J., age92, passed away peacefully at her Saskatoon home on May 21, 2008. Born and raised in England, Maisie immigrated to the Govan district after the Second World War as the bride of Saskatchewan farmer and war veteran Jim Shiell. She embraced the challenges of her new life on the farm, where she raised four children, and participated in groups such as the Voice of Women and the Saskatchewan Homemakers Club. After losing her husband during the sleeping sickness epidemic of 1965, Maisie moved to Regina where she obtained her teaching certificate and then went to work in schools in Lestock, Southey and Govan. She developed a keen interest in political affairs local, national and international and joined the environmental movement in the early 1970s. She dedicated the rest of her life more than 30 years to protecting the environment, particularly against the province's uranium mining industry. Maisie was recognized as Environmentalist of the Year in 2002, she received one of Canadian Geographic's national environmental awards in 2004 and was also presented with a lifetime achievement award from the European-based Nuclear Free Future organization. She was an active member of the Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Cooperative right up until her death. Maisie was predeceased by her husband, Jim, and sons Hector and Hughie, daughter-in-law Brenda Forbes and son-in-law Bruce Sapara. She is survived by two daughters, Josie Sapara and Mary (Blaine) Walden in addition to nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A come-and-go celebration of life will be held June 1 between 2 and 5 p.m. at the Canadian Legion on Spadina and 17th St.
- Viola Shooter (nee Johnston), passed away peacefully in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on March 19th, 2005. Viola was born in Govan, SK on November 24, 1917. She spent 50 years in Regina, a short while in Calgary, AB, and moved to Moose Jaw in 1991. Viola has resided at Temple Towers where she enjoyed the friendship of many friends in her time spent there. Viola was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion. She was predeceased by her first husband Don Fay, second husband Jack Shooter and son Michael Fay. She is survived by son Rick (Shirley) Fay of Vancouver; daughter Sandra (Ed) Dobrowolski of Calgary and daughter-in-law Leslie Fay of Moose Jaw; also her much loved five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and all extended family members, especially niece Maureen (Dick) Gilmour of Saskatoon. In keeping with Viola's wishes, a private family service will he held.
- Glen, of Govan and Foam Lake passed away November 18, 2008 at the age of 73. Predeceased by his wife Anne and sister Doreen. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Shawn (Patty) and Sheila (Wayne), special friend Esther and her family, sister Isobel Bain, Uncle Jim Smith, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Glen will be remembered for his passion and hard work on the ranch with his cattle, horses and sheep.
- James (May 16, 1911 - March 14, 2010). Jim of Govan passed away at the Nokomis Health Centre at the age of 98. Predeceased by his wife Violet, brothers George, Alex, John and Robert and son-in-law Dale Young. He leaves to mourn son Harry (Nancy), daughters June Young and Joyce Braun (Harvey), 5 grandchildren Connie Smith (Dwayne), Craig Smith (Sandra), Robert Smith (Marcy), Murray Braun (Sandy) and Jaime Zerbin, 8 great grandchildren and older brother Alfred Smith of Scotland. Memorial Service will be held from Govan United Church at 2:00 PM on Thursday March 18, 2010. Rev. Shirley Kamphuis officiating.
- Violet Guthrie (nee Cameron) of Govan passed away on May 26, 2003. She leaves to mourn her loving husband James, son Harry (Nancy), two daughters June Young and Joyce (Harvey) Braun, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2003 at 2 PM from Govan United Church Rev. Lois Knudson Munholland officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Harold Bernard. On Saturday, October 18. 1975 Harold Bernard Sorteberg, late of Govan, Sask. passed away accidentally at the age of 59 years. The late Mr. Sorteberg is survived by one brother Orville, of Vancouver, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Felske of Nokomis, Mrs. Frank (Bolborg) Cameron of Regina. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister Nora in 1971. Funeral service will be held from the Nokomis United Church on Wednesday, October 22. 1975 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend R. Swann officiating. Interment to follow at St. Oluf's Cemetery, Govan, Sask.
- William Orville Sorteberg, born on August 29, 1915 on the family farm near Govan, SK, passed away at City Hospital in Saskatoon on February 4, 2001. Orville farmed in the Govan and Kandahar areas and retired to New Westminster and Maple Ridge BC where he worked for several years as a carpenter and gardener at the riding academy. Orville is predeceased by his parents Edward and Theodora Sorteberg; his brother Harold and his sisters Valborg and Nora. Left to mourn are his wife Amelia; his stepchildren John Law, Bob Law, Eugene (Nancy) Law and Luella (Ray) Long; his sister Evelyn Felske; nephews and nieces Brian Felske, Mavis (Wes) Ryder, Audrey (Gerry) Felske, Bob Cameron, Delee (Ted) Cameron. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Govan, SK. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Gary. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Gary Lynn Stavness. Gary passed away on May 31, 2006 surrounded by his family. Gary was born in Regina on July 22, 1942 and was raised in Govan, SK. Gary started farming in 1961 while attending the University of Saskatchewan, College of Agriculture. Gary married Diane (Cogswell) October 10, 1964 and they settled back in Govan where they farmed for over 30 years. The most important thing in Gary's life was his family. A farmer's dream, he and Diane had three daughters. His daughters were his pride and joy, and all three in their own way represent Gary's kindness, compassion and strength. Gary served as Charter President of the Govan Optimist Club in 1973. He was also president of the Saskatchewan Curling Association in 1985 1986 and met many of his dear friends during his 10 years with the Association. Curling became one of Gary's passions, and he spent countless hours both teaching and coaching youth curling. Gary will be missed by many, as he touched all those who met him. Diane and the girls would like to thank all the family and friends that visited Gary during his illness, and the Palliative Care Team for the excellent care and support Gary and his family received while he was in the hospital. Gary was predeceased by his mother and father, Bernice and Arne Stavness; Diane's parents, Maurice and Katherine Cogswell; and his sister-in-law, Joan Schneider. Gary leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 41 years, Diane; his daughters, Paula (Lynn), Carrie (Peter) and Corinne (Adam); his younger brother Lyle and his wife Vicky; his sisterand brothers-in-law Sheila and Wayne Funk and John Schneider; as well as his nieces and nephews and many friends. The family invites you to join them in a celebration of Gary's life at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. For those family and friends who would like to share their memories of Gary, there will be an open microphone at the service.
- Helen Marie 1925 - 2008. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Helen Steffen, on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband George; sisters Pauline McMahon and Tilly Poitras; and grandson Michael. Helen leaves to mourn, her daughters Audrey Doan, Darcie Wilson, Shirley (Glen) Morgan, Darlene (Bob) Kindrachuk and Norine Steffen; grandchildren Nicki (Shawn), Mandy (Glen), Ricky, Kathy, Glen, Angie and Jenny (Ryan), great grandchildren Rayne, Aaron, Jordan, Riviera, Willy, Ashley, Sierra, Colby, Chloe and Koen. Helen was born and raised on a farm in the Tulleymet District near Ituna, SK. She married the love of her life, George Steffen and moved to the farm in Govan, SK, where they raised their five daughters. Helen worked tiredly and endlessly on the farm before moving to Regina. In Regina she was employed as a live-in caregiver and after retirement she briefly moved to B.C. to be near her sister Polly. Helen returned to Regina and spent the better of fifteen years being a caregiver to her grandchildren, a helping hand to those in need, provided a shoulder to cry on and became a friend to all who met her. Helen loved gardening, visiting with friends and family and enjoyed her crossword puzzles and Leader Post with her morning coffee. A woman with a heart of gold, Helen touched all who knew her and will be sadly missed. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
- Eva Margaret (nee Shaw). It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the death of a loving wife, mother and grandmother on Sunday, February 29th in the compassionate palliative care of the staff at Pioneers Lodge in Moose Jaw. Margaret was born at Whitewood, Saskatchewan on December 23rd, 1921. She was predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Edith Shaw, her brother Dennis and sister-in-law Bernice Shaw. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years Richard, daughter Bonnie, grandsons Fraser and Liam, son-in-law Arthur Baalim, sister Beth (Jack) Paice, brother Douglas Shaw, sisterin-law Katherine Shaw, sister-in-law Kathleen (Gus) Froese as well as a number of precious nieces and nephews. Margaret kept the home fires burning with quiet support and determination. She was selfless in her devotion to her family. Family members and friends were the recipients of her countless acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. She was a wonderful cook who took great joy in entertaining her family and friends. Her home was always a place of serenity and comfort to others. She survived many health problems with great courage and determination. Her family has been blessed by her love and enriched by her example of constancy and commitment. She was a long time member of the United church at Wapella, Govan and of Minto United Church in Moose Jaw where she was active in the Women's Missionary Society and later the UCW. She was a member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Club and a member of the Wilson Mcdonald Poetry Society. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held at Minto United Church, Moose Jaw on Thursday, March 4th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverand John Carley officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place in the Rosedale Cemetery.
- Lola Marie (nee Gayton) passed away peacefully, one day short of her 92nd birthday on July 1, 2008 at St. Albans, England after several months of declining health and a slight stroke. Predeceased by her parents Harold and Bertha Gayton, her only brother Glen, and her loving husband of 31 years, Bernard. Lola was born at Govan, SK, took normal school in Regina and started her teaching career at a one room country school in southern Saskatchewan. She spent one year in England as an exchange teacher where she met her future husband. She taught at various schools before returning to Regina where she retired. Lola and Bern maintained two homes, one in Regina and the other, where Bern had lived, in Richmond, Surrey, England. They crossed the ocean twice every year. Cremation followed her death with internment in the Stroud family plot at Richmond, Surrey, England. Left to mourn her passing are her cousins and many, many friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept 26 in Regina at Knox Metropolitan, 2:00 p.m., 2340 Victoria Ave.
- Sheila Eleanor (nee Wallbridge) Symington of Almonte, Ontario, passed away at the age of 80, peacefully surrounded by her family, at her home, October 31, 2008. Sheila was the cherished wife and lifelong companion of Fraser Symington. She was the dearly loved mother of Tracy (Louise) of Orleans, Sara (Brian) Carpenter of Maberly, Tavane of Almonte, and Angus of Toronto. She was a proud grandparent to Abigail and Lorin, Chris and Becky. Sheila will be missed by her cousins and numerous nieces and nephews and their families, mainly of Western Canada. She was predeceased by her parents Tracy and Eleanor Lindsay Wallbridge, and by her sisters Gladys Scott, Mary Schwandt, and Patricia Hoffernan. Sheila was born and raised in Govan, Saskatchewan. She pursued a career in journalism after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan and the Carleton School of Journalism. She had deep roots in rural Ontario where she raised her family. Her love of history was evident in her work as an editor, researcher and participant in the community activities. A private family service was held Monday, November 10,2008.
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- Leonard “Len” Thoen of Kamloops passed away in peaceful sleep at Royal Inland Hospital on August 25, 2006. Born in Govan, Saskatchewan July 3, 1917, Len was predeceased by his father Nels, mother Kristy and brother Alfred. Len will be forever loved by Dorothy, his wife of 38 years. Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters Inga of Abbotsford and Cristine and Agnes in Norway as well as approximately 80 nieces and nephews in Norway and Canada. Len leaves many friends in Kamloops, particularly those of Heimdal Lodge, Sons of Norway, and his many acquaintances amongst philatelic collectors. Len’s funeral service will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 1 at 2:00 PM, with Rev.Keith Peterson officiating.
- Sarah Elizabeth (nee Perry), beloved wife of T. B. Thompson, passed away at the farm residence, 5-28-23 W2, Taylorboro, SK. on Tuesday, June 19, 1928 at the age of 48 years. Funeral will be held from Anglican Church, Govan on Friday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Govan Cemetery.
- Thomas Brown passed away on April 7, 1949 at Nokomis, Sask. Funeral service will be held from the United Church, Govan on Monday, April 11, 1949 at 2:30 p.m. He was born in England on April 23, 1878. He was predeceased by his wife Sarah Elizabeth (Perry). Burial in Govan Cemetery.
- Colin Cameron passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer on Friday, May 4, 2001 in hospital in Whitehorse, Yukon at the age of 56 years. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. in the Anglican Church of the Northern Apostles, Whitehorse. Colin will then be taken home to Govan, SK, where a funeral service will be held Monday, May 14, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. at Govan United Church, with interment in Govan Cemetery. Colin is survived by his loving wife Dorothy and their son Cameron, his sister Anne (Godfrey) Fritzler of Govan, their family Verne (Patty), Gordon (Connie), and Bruce (Shaunna), also brother-in-law Denis (Patsy) Davis of Kelowna, children Anne-Marie and Paul (Cindy), nephew Trevor (Sandy) Davies, nieces Deborah (Gordon) White and Virginia (Greg) Wheeler. Colin was predeceased by his parents Cam and Kally Turnbull and babies Eve and Sonny, parents-in-law Len and Mary Davis and sister-in-law Linda Davies.
- Helen Marie (nee Lakness) October 10, 1917 – September 19, 2015. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Helen. Predeceased by her husband, Frank, she is survived by her daughters, Lea (Orist) Kotyk and Fran Friedt; son, Donald (Danita); grandchildren, Shelley (Jeff), Nolan, Garrett (Bronwyn) and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Sydney, Jaime, Avery, Camdyn, Lachlan, Brynn and her only surviving sibling, Osborne Lakness. We will miss the unconditional love, care and affection which she shared with us. At her request a graveside service will be held in her hometown of Govan, SK at a later date. We wish to thank the caring staff of Lake Bonavista Village and the Beverly Care Centre Lake Mindapore.
- John Turnbull passed away December 10, 2010 at the age of 87 years. John was born in 1923 in Regina, SK, and received his education at Govan School. He served in the RCAF in World War II. He and his two brothers became known as the 'Flying Turnbulls.'After the war, he graduated in pharmacy and was Executive Director of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association for 25 years. He married Hazel Rockwell of Govan in 1948. They have two daughters, Lillian and Jocelyn, and one son, John. In 2005 John and Lillian attended the Homecoming in Govan. He so enjoyed seeing old acquaintances, visiting their home (now owned by Merv and Carolyn Danbrook), and stopping at the United Church. John was predeceased by his siblings: Audrey, Frank, Walter and Robert. At the time of his death, John and Hazel were living in Aurora, ON.
- Laurel Eileen (nee Wright) August 16, 1926 - June 9, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Laurel Eileen Turner, on June 9, 2013 at Port Coquitlam, BC. She leaves to mourn her passing her children Bill (Cheryle) and Ted; grandchildren David (Pamela), Ian, Laurel, Donovan; great-grandchildren Cassandra, Bryce, Chloe, Autumn. Aunt ìLollyî will be missed also by many nephews and nieces. Laurel was the tenth of thirteen children born to William James and Sarah Elizabeth (Kennedy) Wright of Govan, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents; brothers Ken, Don, Bill, Bud, Ian; and sisters Ruth, Betty, Ardis, Bonnie, Muriel. Laurel is survived by sister Helen Gillespie and brother Aubrey Wright. During her lifetime, Laurel made many friends and she will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Internment and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Govan, Saskatchewan. The family would like to convey their heart- felt thanks to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Hawthorne Care Centre for their exceptional care of our beloved Mother.
- Leonard Bruce, late of Govan, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife of 53 years at his side. Len leaves behind his wife, Mary and 6 children: Wayne (Carol) Tutt, Kathy (Steve) Behr, Roy (Sheila) Tutt, Arnold (Judith) Tutt, Lorrie (Shaun) Thomson, Arlene (Derrick) Roschak, grandchildren and great grandchildren too many to mention. Len lived his life his way and always had a blast. Everyone loved hanging out with him and listening to his jokes and wise cracks. His passing was sudden and totally unexpected. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him and even those he liked to harass. Big thank you to the Govan First Responders and Constable Alie from Strasbourg who attended and tried their best. Your efforts were valiant and very much appreciated, your compassion and sensitivity second to none. At Len's request there will be no Funeral Service. Friends are invited to stop by the house at 220 Frontenac St. in Govan on Saturday June 13th between 2:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. and join the family in Celebrating his Life.
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- Hortense Violet (nee Malcolm) Vanhekhouse of Innisfail, Alberta passed away in the Innisfail Health Care Centre on Sunday January 11, 2004 at the age of 94 years. Tense grew up on a farm in Govan, Saskatchewan. She was raised with six sisters and one brother. Tense taught school in rural Saskatchewan and later worked at Silverwood Dairies in Edmonton until she retired. Hortense enjoyed her family and friends. She loved to travel, golf, china painting and above all, playing bridge. Tense is survived by one sister Pat Hazard of Innisfail, one sister-in-law Francis Malcolm of Rimbey and by many nieces and nephews and their families. Hortense was predeceased by her parents St. Claire Laird Malcolm and Martha Pearse Williams, as well as by five sisters and one brother, two nieces and two nephews. A private family funeral service was held from Wilson's Funeral Chapel in Rimbey, Alberta on Thursday January 15, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Mr. Don McFadyen officiating. Cremation took place earlier in Red Deer, Alberta.
- Laurence. The death of Laurence VanLuven aged 96 years of Watrous SK and formerly of the Govan District occurred at Manitou Lodge on Saturday October 20, 2007. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date.
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- Frederick George, beloved husband of Lorry Walker of Govan, SK, passed away at Nokomis Health Centre on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Fred was predeceased by: his parents, William and Mary Walker; one daughter, Karen Braun; his sister, Evelyn Getslaf; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and one great-grandchild. He is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Lorry; one daughter, Diane Kirk and son-in-law, Wesley Kirk; four grandchildren, Keith Braun, Kenny Braun, Kelly Kirk and Stacy Kirk; two great-grandchildren, Rebecka Braun and Nikolai Somers; brothers, Jim and Don; sister-in-law, Jeanne Shaw; and brother-in-law, Tom Shaw. Fred was born on the family farm east of Govan on May 15, 1927. He attended Swanston School until Grade 8 when he had to quit and help his Dad on the farm. In 1951, he married Lorry Shaw and they farmed and raised their two daughters, Karen and Diane. In 1971, they decided to try something different and bought the Govan Hotel. Along with farming, they ran the hotel until December 1975, when they went back to just farming. In 1994, Fred retired and they moved to town. Fred built kids' toys for a number of years. Every boy in the area had some of his farming toys. Fred and Lorry later became interested in the Senior's Drop-inn where Fred played pool every morning until he got sick. In his early days he loved to hunt and fish. Every Saturday night, he would come to town to the Saturday night dances - he loved to dance. When the grandchildren came along, he was in his glory and just doted on them. Then when the great-grandchildren arrived, well, that was just about as good as it gets.
The funeral service was held in the Govan school gym on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 with Rev. Shirley Kamphuis officiating.
- William James 'Jim' Walker of Govan passed away peacefully at the Nokomis Health Center on January 17, 2013. Jim was born July 12, 1922 at Govan. He was predeceased by his wife Alta in 1982, grandson Jason, sister Evelyn, and brother Fred. During WW2 Jim served in the Navy on the HMCS Moncton and HMCS Vancouver. Jim married Alta Mollison on December 3, 1947. They raised five children - Bill, Bob, Janie, Sherry and Colleen. Jim farmed all his life and still drove to the farm early every morning for coffee with Bob. In his retirement years he was very involved in music. He played the guitar and banjo, sang, and did a lot of traveling to entertain with "Mary and Friends". His singing was always enjoyed and he made a recording called "Oldies by an Oldie". All the tapes were sold immediately. He met a lot of wonderful people through his music and was affectionately known as "Jimmy" to all of them. He was also involved in the monthly "Jam Session" in Govan, phoning everyone to come and entertain, was the MC and always sang a few songs. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He leaves to mourn his passing his children - Bill, Bob (Noreen), Janie (Ron) Hendry, Sherry (Philip) Joanette and Colleen, Grandchildren and great-grandchildren - Rhonda Frohaug, Tristen and Kylee; Michelle Walker, Julie (Kirk) Cassell, Preston and Blake; Chris (Alysha) Joanette and Noah; Steven Joanette, Amber Joanette, Landon (Melissa) Magnes, Kayden, Claire, Kennadie and Kharington; and Leona (Colin) Kitchen and Reid and brother Don. A celebration of his life will be at a later date.
- Ethel Lilly (nee Hampton) of Govan passed away December 16, 2002 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by all her siblings. She leaves to mourn her husband Floyd, two sons Wilfred (Heather) and Brian (Bernardine Payne), two daughters Rilla (Denis) Raddysh and Iris (Warren) Talbourdet, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Govan United Church. Interment Govan Cemetery.
- Floyd Alfred Watkins passed away at his home of the past 10 years at the Nokomis Health Centre on Saturday November 24th, 2012 two days before his 94th Birthday. Floyd was born November 26th 1918 at Fiske Saskatchewan, to Florence Mae (Winterburn) and Robert Watkins, who came from Ontario and owned the first hotel in Fiske. Floyd had six older brothers and a younger sister, Florence. The family farmed at Fiske after leaving the hotel business. Floyd completed grade 9, then worked on the family farm until he joined the army. Floyd married Ethel Hampton of Govan, June 4th 1941, at her parent's home east of Govan. Floyd did farm work for John Scott of Cymric before going to work and live on the farm of Bill Greentree, north of Govan. It was there they raised their 4 children. They lived there for many years and enjoyed being part of the church and social communities. Floyd always milked cows and could be seen about town delivering fresh cream he sold to the locals or doing deliveries off the train. There were always many different kinds of livestock on the farm, including the horse he used for chores. In 1966 Floyd and Ethel bought a farm 2 miles east of Last Mountain Regional Park. The next move was to the Ross farm north east of Govan. While living here Floyd worked for farmers in the area until he and Ethel retired to town. Throughout retirement Floyd always kept busy. Doing yard maintenance, driving people to appointments and generally helping out around town. He enjoyed being part of the legion and the seniors drop in centre, taking part in senior’s games and also going to dances at Manitou Beach. The family is grateful for the many caregivers, who looked after Floyd following his head injury. He was predeceased by his wife Ethel Lilly (nee Hampton); parents and six brothers and one granddaughter Amber. Floyd is survived by four children, Wilfred (Heather), Brian, Rilla (Dennis) Raddysh and Iris (Warren) Talbourdet; ten grandchildren Candice (Matthew) Krecsy, Tanya, Natasha, Clinton, Randell (Adrienne), Ryan (Laurie), Leann (Nickolas), Erin (Jeff Ens) Talbourdet, Elise, Dionne (Jarod) Koroll; twelve great-grandchildren and one sister Florence Martinson of Eston, SK. A Memorial Service was held in Govan United Church, Govan, Saskatchewan on Monday, December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Officiating was Rev. George Holiday. Register Attendant was Malcolm Campbell. Usher was Lorraine Tange. Tributes were given by Natasha Watkins and Iris Talbourdet. Organist was Evelyn Hancock A private family interment took place in Govan Cemetery. A Memorial Luncheon followed in Govan Gym provided by the UCW.
- Wilfred "Willie" Watkins went to join his other hunting buddies on February 13, 2013 at the age of 69. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years Heather; daughters Candice (Matthew) Krecsy, Tanya, Natasha, 3 grandchildren (his special buddy) Aiden, Kai and Kobe; brother Brian; sisters Rilla and Iris. A celebration of Willie's life will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Govan Community Centre, Govan SK.
- Thomas. It is with sadness that the family of Thomas Watson announces his passing on Thursday, July 26, 2012. He will forever live in the hearts of his wife of 64 years, Beret; his daughters Maureen (Jim) and Tannis (Kevin); grandchildren Tyler, Leigh (Graham), Mahaila, Ryan (Randi), Chelsey; and great- grandchildren Alida and Oliver. Tom was predeceased by his parents William and Edith Watson and his youngest brother Larry. He was born and raised in Govan, SK the eldest of six children. He left to join the army in 1941. Following his return from the war he married his beloved Beret. Tom's career included farm implement sales along with other business ventures. His priorities were first his family of who he was so proud, his community of friends who he enjoyed dearly, his sense of family tradition and pride in his prairie roots. The family wishes to thank his physicians Dr. F. Williams and Dr. A. Vermeulen, the caring staff at the Pasqua Hospital, and the extensive team of health care providers who have been so supportive over the past few years. Those wishing to join in the celebration of Tom's life may do so at St. James Anglican Church, 1105 Empress Street, Regina, on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment following at the Govan Cemetery.
- Paul August of Govan passed away May 8, 2002. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Sharon, two sons Derek and Brett (Nikki), one granddaughter Madison, seven siblings, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2002 at 11 AM in Govan Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Govan School Gymnasium.
- Eva Regina Christina "Nan" of Govan passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 25, 2006 at the age of 83. She leaves to cherish her memory her children Gloria (Lorne) Davis, Ken (Doris) Wilde and Linda Wilde (Larry), grandchildren Gail, Steven, Keith, Kevin, Tracy and Cody, 7 great grandchildren, 2 brothers Gerry and Art Liski, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 31, 2006 at 2 PM from Govan United Church.
- Dorothy Bernice (nee Dutton) January 24, 1916 - January 13, 2010. With sadness we announce the death of our mother Bernice Wright Daniels (nee Dutton). There are so many who loved and respected mom that share our grief. As her daughters, Linda Girard, Ardyth (Tom) Berg; Cheryl Daniels (Peter Allen) and Shelley (Darl) Bradley, we share her loss with our children, Danielle and Rachelle; Lana and Leah; Colin, Kara and Brooke; Aaron, Adam and Dawn; and our 12 grandchildren. Left to mourn as well is her sister, Lorraine Thompson and her brother, Bill (Donna) Dutton. Mom was predeceased by our father, Fred Daniels (1954); our sister, Fredelle Bernice (1956); our step father, Howard Wright (1966); her parents, Bill and Dolly Dutton; father-in-law, Malcolm Daniels; brother-in-law, John Thompson. Mom was born in Virden, Manitoba and spent a part of her childhood in Govan, SK then moved to Redvers, SK to teach in 1940 where she became a part of the community, teaching and learning, living and loving. During the war mom served as a member of the Royal Canadian Airforce, married our dad in 1944 and returned to Redvers where she raised her five chicks. Mom wanted to be closer to us, so she sold her home and moved to Saskatoon in 2000. She lived in Hector Trout Manor, Caleb Manor and in Oliver Lodge until her death this week.
- Frances Agnes (nee Walker) March 27, 1919 - September 5, 2002. Fran passed away while in hospice care at St. Joseph's Hospital in Edmonton after having lived a full and rewarding life. Born Frances Walker in Govan, Saskatchewan, Fran married Don Wright and raised a family of five children. She had been a resident of Swift Current since 1951 during which time, in addition to raising her family, she worked outside the home for several years in order to help better provide for her children. In her youth Fran was a gifted athlete participating in hockey and baseball. She was also an exceptional tennis player, having competed for the Saskatchewan Women's Tennis Championship in 1934 at the age of 15. Fran maintained a life long interest in politics, her partisan views being shaped by humanitarianism and a strong sense of social justice. Being considerate of others was one of Mom's strong characteristics. Predeceased by husband Don in 1985, Fran is survived by her five adult children and their families: Judy (Rod) Stevens, Jim (Isabelle) Wright, Bill Wright, Frank (Lola) Wright and Donnie (Jock) McIntosh, grandchildren Jimmy, Chris, Jenny, Paul, Kristen, Aryn, Jayn, Jillian and Robbie; and great-grandchildren Connor, Justin, Alyssa, Jenna, Levi, and Zachary. Mom loved her family dearly and spared nothing to make sure her kids could partake in as many sports, music, and club activities as possible. She took great pride in their accomplishments, and provided solace in their disappointments. Gramma absolutely adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and they adored her. At Mom's request there will be no funeral, however, the family invites friends to join them at an afternoon tea in celebration of Frans life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at the Swift Current Shrine Hut.
- Jane "Jean" W. (nee Innes). It is with great sadness that the family of Jane "Jean" W. Wszolek announces her passing on December 19, 2008 at the age of 89. Jean was predeceased by her parents Christina and William Innes, her loving husband of 47 years William, four sisters; Elizabeth, Isabel, Helen and Ruth and three brothers; Dave, Archie and William. Jean is survived by her loving daughters; Helen (Doug) Stephens, Irene (Frank) Bernard, grandchildren; Douglas Stephens, Kelly Stephens (Jineen), Reylene (Rudy) Esmond, Shawn Bernard (Angela) and great-grandchildren; Tyler and Jessica Stephens and Taylor, Cheyenne, Dakota and Sierra Esmond. Jean was born in Govan, SK. on October 6, 1919. Her family moved to Regina and later to a farm at Frankslake, SK. She attended Etaples School. In February 1942, she married Bill Wszolek. They farmed near Frankslake until after his passing in 1989. Mom moved to Regina in 1990 and lived in the Avonhurst Apartments, until illness forced her to move to Muchmore Lodge. She spent only 4 months there and moved to Cherished Hearts Care Home in April, 2008. Mom was a kind & generous person who loved people & made lasting friends wherever she went. Mom loved her brothers & sisters deeply. Her daughters and grandchildren, their husbands, mates and great-grandchildren were all loved and cherished equally. Family meant everything in the world to her. Bill was her soul mate and she never got over his passing. She had the most beautiful blue eyes and such hard working hands. No effort was ever too much for mom. She was an excellent cook. She liked her cattle, and to travel and she enjoyed going to the Casino. She was a true Scot; fiercely independent, hard-working, always thrifty and constantly on the go. Go in peace, dearest Mom; you have not died, you have only passed on and with dad, you will live in our hearts forever. To everyone at Muchmore Lodge and to all at Cherished Hearts Care Home, the Palliative Care and Home Care staff who cared for mom in her last days; Thank-you from all of us with deepest gratitude for your kindness & care. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK on December 28, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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- Gwen (nee Lange) October 10, 1932 - September 5, 2012. Gwen was born in Bryant, Saskatchewan to parents Emil and Katherine Lange and lived in the Yellow Grass area as a child. Gwen was the youngest of two children. Gwen worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years from 1951 to 1961 in Regina General, Calgary General and Medicine Hat Union hospitals. Gwen married Irvine Yauck on August 5, 1961 and lived in the Govan area and they had five children; four sons and a daughter. She is survived by son Kevin, married to Candace, their son Jeremy; daughter Laurel, married to David, their son Bradley and daughter Jamie; sons Rodger, Tim and Todd; sister Lorraine Wauters and extended family. Gwen worked for 10 years at the Strasbourg Health Centre before retiring. Her many hobbies include stamp collecting, skiing, reading, crossword puzzles, guitar, piano, travelling, photography, volunteering for blood pressure clinics, and knitting neonatal hats. She enjoyed walks along the river, dancing, music and the theatre. Gwen was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (323-4th Ave. S., Saskatoon) with luncheon to follow at Park Funeral Chapel (311-3rd Ave. N.). A Graveside Service will be at Govan Cemetery for family and friends at 2:30 p.m. that day.
> - Russel Dufferin Young was born February 7, 1921 on the family farm three miles east of Cymric, Sask. He attended Llanvair School, which was located across the road from the farm. Russell began farming in his early years as a boy, when he was still in school. He was married June 4,1945 to Una Annesley of Govan. Horses were a big part of farming in those days, eight and six-horse teams. Russell took over the farm hi 1947 when his father passed away. He has always been a farmer, and always lived on the home quarter, except for a few winters spent in Regina, and his recent move the beginning of January to Strasbourg. Russell was an active member of the community on the local Co-op and Credit Union Boards, the 1980 Homecoming Committee, an IOOF Lodge member for over 30 years and served as a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Delegate from 1973 to 1989. He was always willing to take his children to extra curricular activities, especially in the winter, as there was no fanning to be done. He enjoyed animals, cats and dogs, especially a certain Sheltie that he babysat frequently. He enjoyed travelling, having company, visiting with family and friends, playing cards, and the occasional checker game. Russell was a father to four children: Dale, Darla, Derryl and Dawnalee. Russell and Dale farmed together for many years as soon as Dale was old enough to do so. Russell passed away February 7, 2013, during his 92nd birthday. He had a caring and compassionate side that few got to see, but when you did - it definitely made you feel fortunate to be a part of his life. Russell was the third oldest and the only son of a family of seven children. He was predeceased by: his father, Dufferin Young; his mother, Pearl Young (nee Arnott); four sisters and their husbands, Doris and Frank Kinkley, Beth and Doug Gadsden, Vera and Frank Robinson and Ethel and Gerry Gwillim and their son Barrie Gwillim; brother-in-law, Bill Milburn, his wife Una Young (Annesley), and their oldest son, Dale Young, who passed away 15 years ago today. Also predeceased were Una's parents, Charles and Gertrude and siblings, Annie Mae, Elma and Archie. Russell is survived and loved by: his partner, Doreen Farrar of Strasbourg; children, Darla Young-Premack of Thunder Bay, Derryl (Lilly) Young of Calgary, and Dawnalee (Lyle) Rapin of White City; two sisters, Phyllis Milburn of California and Marg (Greg) Hayter of Mississauga; daughter-in-law, June Young of Regina; numerous nieces, nephews, their spouses and children, cousins and friends. Russell was loved dearly by two little girls - Jillian and Samantha Chute.
- Nedra Lynn (nee Chase). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wife, mother, grandmother and daughter. Nedra Lynn passed away after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer on May 25, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Estevan, SK., with her husband at her side. Nedra Lynn was born in 1962 at Roblin, Manitoba, to Gary and Lois Chase. There, along with her sister, she grew up on the family farm and attended school at Roblin. In 1977, the family moved to Arlington Beach, SK., where Nedra attended the Carl Frederickson School in Govan, SK. While there, she met the love of her life and in 1980 she married Joe - after which they moved to Estevan where she was employed by The Saan Store. Later, they moved to North Portal where Nedra started as a maintenance person, blowing snow and working her way up to Customs Inspector. In North Portal, Nedra and Joe raised their son, Michael. Nedra Lynn enjoyed gardening and giving the extra produce away. She also enjoyed doing crafts, making jewelry and greeting cards, scrap-booking, petit point, camping, and spending time with the grandchildren and extended family. Nedra was predeceased by: father-in-law, John; mother-in-law, Sharon; grandfathers Smith and Chase, Uncle Phil and cousins Kevin and Steven Chase. She will be lovingly remembered by: husband Joe; son, Michael (Jodi) Yurkowski; grandchildren, Logan and Daeken of North Portal; parents, Gary & Lois Chase of Cymric; sister Patricia (Mike) King of Duncan B.C., Dylan, Christina, Isaac and Michelle; sister-in-law, Debra (Sandro) Bartolini of Geneva, Switzerland; brother-in-law, Todd Yurkowski of Hallbrite; grandmothers Smith and Chase; and numerous extended family members. At Nedra Lynns' request, there will be no service.
- John William late of Govan, SK passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at the age of 76 years. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. John was predeceased by his wife, Sharon. John will be lovingly remembered by his children, Debbie (Sandro) Bartolini, Joe (Nedra) Yurkowski, Todd (Darla) Yurkowski; several grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives and friends.
- Sharon L. It is with great sadness to announce that Sharon L. Yurowski of Govan passed away peacefully at home on December 13, 2001 at the age of 60 years. She leaves to mourn her husband John, children Deborah, Joe, Todd and their families, one sister Doreen Bell. It was Sharon's wish that her body be donated to science and that there be no funeral.
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- Albert (April 22, 1924 - March 26, 2013). Bert was born at Cymric, and was raised and lived his life at Govan until his passing at the Strasbourg Pioneer Home. Bert was predeceased by his first wife Miriam and second wife Marilyn; brother Andy, his twin brother Stan, and sister Sophia. He is survived by his sister Elsie; his children Maureen (Dwight), Eugene (Maxine) Terry (Terry), Lawrence (Aline), Harvey (Marlene), Bonnie (Wayne); eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A Service will be held at the Govan Community Centre, Govan SK on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
- Joseph was born on March 16, 1922. He passed away on January 11, 2013 at Lanigan Hospital, with family at his side. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife Kay, his daughter Karen (Ken), and his granddaughter Amy. He will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and friends. The family would like to say a huge thank you to the Lanigan Hospital staff for their excellent care and support. A celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date.
- Marilyn Joyce (nee Fansher) LeTourneau. The families of Marilyn Zelionka are sad to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother. Marilyn was born March 11, 1932 in Regina, Sk, and passed away on May 27, 2008, in Nokomis Health Centre, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Osborne and Doris Fansher, her brother Bill and infant daughter Cindy Lou. Marilyn is survived by and will be saddly missed by her husband Albert, her children Steve (Joan), Mike, Susan (Bob), Peter (Kathy), Tim (Lynn), Jon (Karen), Denise (Pat), Jody (Jenny). Her step children, Maureen (Garry), Eugene (Maxine), Terry (Duane), Lawrence (Aline), Harvey (Marlene), Bonnie (Wayne). Also surviving are her siblings, Evelyn (Rick), Harry (Betty), Beatrice, Peggy, Fred (Sherry). She also left behind numerous grandchilden, greatgrandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great -grandchildren, neices, nephews, cousins. Also left behind were her special daughters, Rhonda, Delores, Lori, Anna. Mom had many giggles with all the folks at Sue's round table. The family wishes to thank all Mom's friends that dropped in for a visit, called, sent cards and flowers etc., while she was in Nokomis. A special thanks to Dr. Lim, and all the staff at the Nokomis Health Care Centre, for your care and compassion. A celebration of her life will be held on June 7, 2008 in the Govan gym from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.. Everyone is welcome to come and share a story, giggles, or memories of her life.
- Miriam (nee Hallam) Perry Zelionka passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the age of 93 years. Miriam will be lovingly remembered by: her children, Maureen (Dwight), Eugene (Maxine), Theresa (Terry), Lawrence (Aline), Harvey (Marlene) and Bonnie (Wayne); as well as numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
- Gerda (nee Unseth) Zimmerman, age 84, of Moose Jaw, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Gerda was born on the farm at Govan, SK. and left home to move to Regina where she worked as a Care Aid at the Regina General Hospital. She met and married Emil Zimmerman in Regina and they moved to Churchill Park in Moose Jaw where they built their home and raised their two children, Dale and Lorraine. Gerda and Emil and their loved ones spent many days taking long walks in the Park, enjoying the birds, deer, and flowers. They also spent many hours in their garden and enjoyed family suppers and events. Her favourite pastimes were bowling, going to bingo, and knitting for family and friends, often donating some of her handiwork. Gerda is predeceased by her parents Gilbert and Gina Unseth, husband Emil, daughter Lorraine, two sisters and one brother. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Dale (Joan); grandchildren: Bobbi (Aaron) Machuik, Karri (Taylor) Mickleborough, Christi Zimmerman, Paul Busse, Keli Busse, David Busse, and three siblings, Ina, Palmer, and Arnie; and many nieces and nephews. At Gerda’s request there will be no funeral service. Following Cremation a Private Graveside Service will be held. For those so wishing, memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society, 61B Ross St. W., Moose Jaw, S6H 2M2, or to consider a blood donation, would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Pioneers Lodge for all the wonderful care which was provided to our loved one.
- George Everett Frederick. It is with profound sadness that the family of George Zink announces his passing on Friday, August 29, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Thomasina and in-laws Jim and May Lowes. George is survived by his loving wife Joan; his children Daryl and Darcy of Regina; his sisters Margaret of Regina, SK and Gertrude of Nampa, AB and other extended family. George was born in Regina in 1933, grew up on a farm west of Govan, SK and lived in Regina for forty-six years. George worked as a carpenter for Smith Brothers and Wilson, Dominion Construction and P.C.L. Construction for many years and then as a private contractor. George was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for fifty years. The family would like to thank family and friends for their support. No funeral service will be held as per George's request.