Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Debra Marie (nee Prevost) B.A., M.A.E.P., C.D.W.P. (1954 - 2010). It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Debra Marie Anderson of Hanley, after a courageous battle with cancer in the presence of her loved ones on December 20th, 2010. Debbie was born on June 4th, 1954 in Rose Valley, Sask. She is survived by her soul mate Mark Stark; her daughter Sherri (Frenchie) and her children Sarah, Tyler and Fiona; her son Kristopher (Tracy) and his children Jordan, Easton and Marrisa; her mom and dad June and Julien Prevost; sisters Sharon (Richard) Olafson, Dianne (Kelly) Hanson, Julie (Darryl) Anderson, Angie (David) Larson, and Audrey (Brent) Franko; brothers James Prevost and Joey Prevost; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Debbie also leaves her two cats, Binky and Sammy. Debbie grew up in Archerwill and lived in Saskatoon and Hanley most of her life. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and obtained her masters degree in Education Psychology, Chemical Dependency Worker, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Adult Education Certificate. Debbie worked for an online university tutoring company called Brain Mass. The family would like to extend thanks to the 7th floor staff at St. Paul's Hospital for the special care that Debbie received. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, December 23rd 2010 at 3:00 pm at Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium Hwy 11 south at Prairie View Road.
- Dorothy Eva (nee Hamre) May 1st, 1923 - November 22nd, 2010. Dorothy Anderson passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Paul's Hospital. She was a fun person, full of life and will be greatly missed by her family. Dorothy is survived by a step-son, Dennis Anderson and wife, Karen; step-grandchildren, Darren and Tara and their children; sister, Rosalie Eskelson; sister-in-law, Eileen Hamre; brother-in-law, Alfred Akre; numerous nephews and nieces; and other family and friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Christian and Eva Hamre of Hanley SK; by her husband of 37 years, Edwin Anderson; and by seven other siblings; John Hamre, Frank Hamre, Lorne Hamre, Gordon Hamre, Elfreeda McLennan, Olga Halvorsen and Marjorie Akre. No Funeral Service is to be held at this time, although a spring graveside service will be planned. A facebook site has been created. Special thanks from the family to the staff at St. Paul's Hospital.
- Margaret Jean Ashdown of Hanley Sask. passed away peacefully on Sunday March 11th 2001. Left to mourn are her loving family: sons, Leonard (Eva) of Trochu, Alta. : Allan (Marion) of Hanley Sk : & Eric of Bowsman Manitoba: six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin & Maggie Becker, her loving husband Leo Thomas George Ashdown, two brothers John & Everett Becker & one sister Jerry Gray. Hanson's Funeral Home Davidson in care of arrangements
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- Flora (nee McGregor), beloved wife of the late Lester Balliett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 12 at the age of 98 years. Flora is survived by her son Barry (Sandra) of Regina, her daughters Shirley, wife of the late Dr. McDermott Sullivan Flint, Michigan and Carol, wife of the late Jacques Mathieu, Ottawa, Ontario. Flora had 14 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, one brother and two sisters. Flora was born in Rapid City, Manitoba and raised on a farm in Hanley, Sask. She became a teacher and moved to Regina when she married Lester. In her younger days Flora loved to attend family gatherings, spend weekends at the cottage, enjoyed playing cards and was an excellent bowler. A very special thank you to Dr. Tomkins and the staff at Elmview Extendicare for the excellent care and support they provided to Flora. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Mausoleum at Regina Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Shirley Myrna (nee Ames) passed away peacefully with the family at her side on Wednesday, November 16th, 2005. Shirley was born on January 8th, 1939 in Davidson, SK. Shirley was raised in the Bladworth area. She married Clifford Bates in 1958 and lived on the farm east of Hanley. They moved to Dundurn in 1986 where they resided until May of 2005, at which time they moved into a condo in Saskatoon. Shirley is loved and remembered by her husband, Clifford of 47 years; son, Brian Bates (Amber) and children, Ashley, Tanner, Austin, Bayly, Blair and Jae; daughter, Debbie (Keith) Olszewski and their sons, Braden and Brent; sisters and brothers, Ken (Ann) Ames of Lanigan, SK, Audrey Hickson of Cranbrook, BC, Lorne Ames of Victoria, BC, Betty Crabb of Saskatoon, SK, Marj Willner of Davidson, SK, Gladys Voight of Vega, AB, Don (Marilyn) Ames of Saskatoon, Dorothy (Gary) Peterson of Eckville, AB, Wilda (Wally) Penna of Regina, SK and Glen (Maricel) Ames of Victoria, BC; brothers-inlaw, Donald (Bea) Bates of Dundurn, SK and Marvin (Ella) Bates of North Battleford, SK; sister-in-law, Eileen (Bill) Hauck of High River, AB; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Mabel Ames; and brother, Bruce and infant brother, William. The family would like to thank the Fourth Floor staff at City Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 21st, 2005 at the Dundurn Community Hall, Dundurn, SK. Interment to follow at Sunny Valley Cemetery, RM of Lost River, SK.
- Elsie Margaret (nee Libke) passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years at Swift Current Hospital on November 10, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman. Memorial Service will be at Hanley Centennial Auditorium on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Hanley Cemetery.
- Erwin H. Death of Erwin H. Beaumont age 81 occurred at St. Paul's Palliative Care on April 30th, 2013. Erwin was born and raised in Hanley, where he farmed most of his life. He is survived by one sister Joyce (George), two brothers Lloyd (Carmen), Merle (Darlene), 41 nieces and nephews. A memorial get together will be held in Hanley at a later date. Cremation.
- John Sydney 'Syd' passed away April 4th, 2011 at Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon. He was born in Saskatoon October 11, 1914 to Henry and Ida. Syd spent the first 68 years of his life on the family farm at Hanley. He married Lena McRae and they spent 62 years together. Syd was predeceased by baby Ray, wife Lena, sisters Florence and Issac Wrightson, Pearl and Nelson Sherwood, Nettie and Harry Hamilton, Carrie Beaumont, Marion Beaumont; brothers Alfred and Edna, Norman and Elsie, Joseph and Stanley; sistersin-law Florence McRae, Jean and John St. John and brother-in-law Don and Margaret McRae. Syd is survived by daughter Donna; sons Roy and Donna, Lorne and Janice, Murray and Audrey, Kevin and Jennie; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; and brother-in-law David McRae. The funeral service will be held in the Hanley Community Centre on Monday, April 11th at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Appledore officiating.
- W. Norman, late of Hanley, SK, passed away September 19, 2004 at the age of 99 years. The Memorial Service will be held in Hanley at the Community Center on Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.
- Joan (nee Vowels) Smout Bedient passed away on Friday, June 18, 2010 with her loving family by her side. She was the oldest child born, on May 20, 1917 to Arthur and Edith Vowels. Joan came to Canada at the age of 10 and lived in Hanley. She moved to Ontario in 1939 and married Thornton Smout in 1941. Joan moved back to Hanley in 1950, after Thornton's passing, and married Clifford Bedient. She is survived by: sisters May, Betty and Dot (Ab); sistersin-law Eileen and Audrey; children Doreen (Fred) Huber, Les (Bev) Smout, Bill (Lynne) Smout, George Bedient, Dorothy (Cam) Balfour, Gord (Shari) Bedient and Roy (Lynne) Bedient; 14 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren and all her close friends in Hanley. Joan was predeceased by: first husband Thornton in 1948; second husband Clifford in 1993; parents Arthur and Edith; brothers Ron and Albert; sister Edna; son Douglas; and great-grandson Isiah. Joan was very active in Hanley UCW, hockey mom extraordinaire, CGIT, cubs and boy scouts, choir and kitchen band. She journeyed to England at age 90 with Gord and Shari and made several trips to Ontario. She also made many fishing trips to Dore' Lake with Cliff and family members, especially the annual Labour Day weekend with the entire family. She moved to Saskatoon in 2009, making her home with Dorothy and Cam. The Funeral Service for Joan will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. from the Hanley United Church with Reverend Andrew Appledore officiating. Interment will follow at Hanley Cemetery.
- Gail Heather (nee Bohrson) Berstad-Tanner (March 19, 1956 - May 3, 2009). Gail of Saskatoon, SK died peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the age of 53 years. A Private Family Interment will take place in Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK at a later date.
- Kenneth. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful death of our husband, brother and dad, Kenneth Bohrson on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Royal University Hospital after a brief bout with cancer. Ken will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 22 years, Van Mostowchuk; his daughter, Kendra; his sisters, Cecelia (George) Eikel, Linda Ewen and Lorie (Wayne) Kerpan; and their families. He was predeceased by his father, William in 2000, his mother Marian in 1978; and his brothers, Lyle in 1982 and Gary in 1946. Ken was born at Hanley, SK on May 4, 1943. He attended school at Hanley and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. For some years he worked in the north in mining but his love of farming brought him back to the farm at Hanley where he has been ever since. Ken married Van in 1983 and they have a daughter, Kendra. He was a very quiet, gentle man who was dearly loved by all who met him. He will be greatly missed. Ken enjoyed the simple things in life: nature walks along the river or in the neighborhood and nature photography; trips at Christmas to warmer climes in the States and he especially enjoyed visiting the badlands of Alberta. Prayers will be held Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 7;00 p.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.from Hanley Lutheran Church, Hanley, SK. with Pastor Steve Forbes officiating. Interment will take place at Hanley Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of lunch and fellowship will be held at the Church.
- Robert Halward, December 31, 1925 - March 7, 2007. Bob passed away peacefully at Saskatoon City Hospital with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Leone; two daughters, one son, and eight grandchildren, Marjorie (Lawrence) Hardy (Nicole, Natasha, Noelle and families); Don (Kim) Bohrson( Nathen, Arley, Trisha and families); Diane (Alex Barath) McCormick (Tara, Scott and families) and eight greatgrand children; his sisters, Jean Bohrson and Bunny (Chester) Pawsey. He was predeceased by his father, Edward (1978); mother, Esther (1978); older brothers, Thomas (1982) and Wesley (2003). Bob was born on the family farm at Hanley. Bob married Leone Hunter on June 28th, 1947 and they worked hard on the farm from 1947 1989. After retirement Bob became Don's right hand man and helped with seeding and harvest up to the fall of 2006. In 2002 they received the Century Family Farm Award. Bob enjoyed golfing, curling, and square dancing, and in his later years restoring farm toys and coffee with the boys. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 12th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hanley with Pastor Ken Finnestad presiding. Inurnment to follow at the Hanley Cemetery.
- Wesley Herbert. The death of Wesley Herbert, age 84 of Lutheran Towers, Saskatoon, SK (originally of Hanley) occurred on Friday, December 19, 2003 at the Royal University Hospital. Wes is survived by his sister, Jean Bohrson of Saskatoon; brother Robert (Leone) Bohrson of Hanley; and sister Blanch (Chester) Pawsey of Alberta Beach, AB; sister-inlaw, Gladys (Bohrson) McJannet of Davidson; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Esther Bohrson; brother, Thomas Bohrson all of Hanley. He was a navy veteran, life time member of the Hanley Legion, farmer, avid sports fan, enjoyed reading and travelled extensively. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor Steve Forbes. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place at Hanley Cemetery.
- Gordon "Ding" Bruce (1927 - 2011). Gordon Bruce passed away peacefully at the age of 84 at St. Paul's Hospital with his family at his side He will be loved and remembered by Lois, his wife of 60 years and his children, Judy (Meryl) Klassen and family Curtis (Alison Yip) McLean, Krista (Cory) Rhode and great granddaughter Shelby; David (Terri) Bruce and family Jennifer and Nancy; Ken (Darcy) Bruce. He was predeceased by his son, Larry Bruce, and brother, Bob Bruce. He was born in 1927 and raised in the town of Hanley. He had fond memories of his youth playing hockey, playing in a band and working for various businesses. Gordon started working at the Saskatoon Co-op in 1956 where he progressed to department manager of the hardware department, which extended to furniture and appliances. He found this to be an exciting and rewarding job dealing with customers and making many friends. After many years at the Co-op he decided to become a real estate agent and he found himself working with many of his former customers. Spending a lot of time at their cabin at Wakaw Lake with family was very important to Gordon. It was a place for their children, grandchildren and friends to spend holidays and have fun. Gordon was also an active member of the Saskatoon Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his volunteer work. A funeral service for Gordon will be held at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street E, on Monday, October 31, at 1:30 pm.
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- Ida May (nee Wintringham) Chasmar died May 14, 2008 at Sherbrooke Community Centre. Predeceased by infant son, Barry (1939-1948); husband, Gordon (1912-1992). Surviving are: her son, Dale (Toni), grandsons Chris and Cameron; brother-in-law, Les Chasmar (Pat); along with many nieces and nephews. Ida Wintringham was born in Scarborough, England in 1912. The family immigrated to Canada in 1926, traveling by boat to Halifax and by train to Saskatoon. The family settled in the Belle Rock school district (9 miles east of Hanley) along with her brothers George and Alfred, twin sisters Nora and Nina and youngest sister Freda. Ida worked in Regina after graduation but it was home in Hanley that she met and married Gordon Hicks Chasmar in 1938. Together they owned and operated the BA Service station in Hanley for 30 years. Ida did the bookwork and Gordon managed the service station and sold equipment. Ida had great pride, not only in her family, but also in her home and yard. She set a beautiful table with immaculate detail ... the food was always superbly cooked (roast beef and Yorkshire pudding among them) and presented. She was known for her baking which she often donated to community bingo or other events. Upon retirement Ida and Gordon farmed just north of Hanley. Ida spent many happy hours working there alongside her husband and son. After Gordon's passing, she lived independently at her home in Hanley until she came to Sherbrooke Community Center in May of 2004. Sherbrooke truly became her `second' home as here she was treated with dignity and respect by all the staff that came into contact with her. They became her Sherbrooke family that she (along with her son and wife)grew to know and love. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Hanson's Funeral Home of Davidson in care of arrangements.
- Winnifred (nee Levenick), December 23, 1915 - December 3, 2005. During the early morning hours of Saturday, December 3rd 2005, Winnifred peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, at the Cosmopolitan Villa, Porteous Lodge. Winnifred is survived by brother Milton (Norma) Levenick and sister Joy (Mac) Rans, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, parents Joseph and Martha Levenick and nephew Gerald Rans. Winnifred was born in the Hanley district where she spent her early years. After completing her schooling there, she attended Normal School in Saskatoon where she received her teaching certificate. This led Winnifred to a long and rewarding career, teaching at various points throughout Saskatchewan. During these years of teaching she continued her education at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving Bachelor degrees in Arts and Education. After her retirement, Winnifred married Gordon Cousins in 1975, and took up residence in Vancouver. After Gordon's passing in 1980, Winnifred continued to live in Ladner and Abbotsford for several years, before returning to her Saskatchewan roots in 1996. Winnifred will always be remembered for her dedication to her students, the hospitality she lovingly provided and above all her love, faith and devotion to her Lord and Saviour. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 8th, 2005 at 2:00 P.M, at the HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME (East on 8th Street turn right before the railway tracks). Interment to follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
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- Darlene (nee Pochynuk) May 20, 1940 - April 19, 2009. The passing of Darlene Derdall, age 68, occurred on Sunday, April 19th, 2009 at the Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon. Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Edward; children, Natalie (Grant ) Erlandson, Dawn Derdall, Guy (Andrea) Derdall and Lisa (Klint) Cheney; six grandchildren, Daniel, Travis, Brittney, Alyssa, Taylor and Talon; brothers, Wayne and Bud Pochynuk; sister-in-law, Ruby Lepp; and numerous nieces and nephews. Darlene was predeceased by her parents, Reg and Venice Pochynuk. Darlene was born in Hanley, Saskatchewan and raised in Saskatoon. She married Edward in 1961 and started Spring Creek Market Garden, then operated a retail store called Spring Creek Market. In 1997 she purchased the Berry Barn then retired about three years ago when she took ill. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) with Pastor Wayne Derdall officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Bob Allan deRegt (February 9, 1974 - March 26, 2011). It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Bob deRegt announces his untimely death at the young age of 37. Bob is lovingly remembered by his Wife Chantel Tiffany Shirley; Daughter Emma Lynn Jule; Mom Linda; Brother Darren; Sister-in-Law Trina; Nephews Tyler and Codie; and numerous Auntie's, Uncles and Cousins, Coworkers and friends. He was predeceased by his Grandparents, Jan and Sonja deRegt, and Ernest and Susan Unrau, and special person in his life, Peter Beckie. A funeral service will be held at the Hanley Centennial Hall on April 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and for all the Red Deer friends and family, there will be a memorial service on April 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge hotel. Bob grew up in Hanley and enjoyed much laughter with his family and friends. He was a huge animal lover and was known for rescuing abandoned or hurt animals when he was young, he even brought home a wounded gopher and nursed it back to good health (which his Mom was very happy about). He had a passion for muscle cars where his full collection is displayed in their new home in Red Deer. He enjoyed their annual family vacations, and also enjoyed his times spent with his friends, and had a good story to tell from each. It should be noted that Darren was not only a wonderful brother, but also Bob's closest friend. Bob's life was very much enhanced when he met Chantel, and even more so with the birth of their special daughter, Emma. Bob's overwhelming love and joy was for his new little family. He was the best daddy possible. They built a new house and just moved in over a year ago. Every day when he came home from work he would just drop everything to scoop Emma up and smother her with kisses. He cherished every moment with her. Sitting and teaching her to play catch, watching her take her first steps, and yelling da da da. They loved their family dance time, with all three snuggled together dancing in the kitchen. He lived through her eyes getting excited as she met her first horse, took her first quad and snowmobile ride, and playing come chase me. During the summer time they would be busy taking the dogs out walking, taking the camper out, just simply enjoying being outside and being together. His love also for Chantel just simply can't be put into words. He had found "THE ONE". He fell more and more in love with her everyday and was the most amazing best friend and partner. They had three years but it was a true love and passion that will last a lifetime.
- Ruth Dietz (nee Bowron), of Hanley, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 19 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Ruth was born on January 3, 1940 in Milden, SK. She grew up in Sovereign, SK. After graduating high school in Rosetown, SK, she obtained her teaching certificate from Saskatoon Teachers College. She taught in Quill Lake before moving to the Hanley area to teach at Sunny Valley School. She married Alex Dietz on June 30, 1961. They raised four daughters on their farm east of Hanley. Ruth was very active within the community throughout here life. She satisfied her lifelong passion for teaching by starting the Hanley Preschool. She was active in the United Church, the 4-H club, and the Hanley Dinner Theatre. Her love of children, family, laughing, farming, animals, and crafts defined her. Ruth touched the lives of many people and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Rob) Miller, Betty Dietz (Don Chehowy), Mary Ellen (Lee) Lowdermilk and Cheryl (Rob) Bowes; grandchildren, David Lowdermilk, Danielle and Kimberly Miller, Kathryn Chehowy and Abigail Bowes; siblings, Jean (Ernie) Badduik, Neill (Bonnie) Bowron and Lynne (Bill) Woloshynuik; mother-in-law, Phyllis Dietz and husband, Vincent Lowdermilk; brother-in-law, Roy (Linda) Dietz; as well as many nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her loving husband, Alex Dietz; parents, Harvey and Ada Bowron; and grandson, Ross Lowdermilk. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hanley Centennial Hall.
-Louise Helen (nee Schellenberg), passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2008, at Sharp Coronado Hospital in San Diego, CA, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Louise was born at Lestock, Saskatchewan on March 26, 1944. Her school years were spent in Hanley Saskatchewan and Saskatoon. After school she worked her way up from the lunch counter to accounting clerk at Woolworths Department Store on 8th Street. On one of her many trips to Hawaii with her girlfriends she met a young sailor on the beach, with whom she was to spend the rest of her life. After her marriage Louise worked as an Accounting Technician for Welfare and Recreation while they lived in Hawaii and when they moved to San Diego, CA, but her favourite job of all started shortly before her retirement when she became a Grandma. Louise is survived by her husband of 41 years, Al; her daughters, Laurie of San Diego, CA, Cheryl of Phoenix, AZ and Cheryl's two precious daughters Taylor and Kacey; her brothers, Alvin (Laureen) Schellenberg of Vancouver, BC; Ken Schellenberg (Diane Langford) Sherwood Park, AB; her sisters, Dorothy (Don) Zopf of Saskatoon, SK, and Evelyn Schellenberg of Vancouver, BC, and her sister and brother-inlaw Mary and Junior Mauer of Dundee, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her parents Peter and Helen Schellenberg of Saskatoon, SK, and her in-laws Albert and Irene Dildine, Dundee Ohio. Louise will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends and relatives from across Canada and the United States. A Memorial service was held at Nestor United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA. Internment of ashes will take place on December 22nd at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.
- LuVerne Docking (nee IsRalson) June 18, 1910 to March 19, 2010 LuVerne was born June 18, 1910 to Evan and Jessie IsRalson, on a farm at Hanley. Without a doctor, the neighbor lady acted as mid-wife. LuVerne had two brothers, Roy and Glenn. She became a teacher and enjoyed every year especially when she had her Grade 1 classes. She started teaching in a little one room school with 10 pupils and 9 grades. She taught in the days when teachers didn't receive much salary and thus had to move from one home to another for free room and board. In many homes she had to share the room with one of the teenage daughters. During her teaching days she was very active in the various Music Festivals. She always entered her little ones in Choral Music and Choral Speechthey won many awards. During her teaching days she decided to change careers and went with her friend to Vancouver General Hospital to train as a nurse. She spent four years training and received her cap, but decided nursing was not her choice so she went back to teaching. While teaching in Toronto, war was declared and both of her brothers joined the service. Not to be outdone, she quit teaching and joined the RCAF (WD). She became a Commissioned Officer and served her country for four years. After her discharge she married Authur Docking and farmed at Talmage. They had two children, Rick and Lynda. During her retirement years in Kelowna, LuVerne was active in the Saskatchewan Teachers Chapter, China Painting, Bible Study Groups, The United Church and Keep Fit Classes. She is survived by her son Rick (Collette) of Kelowna, her granddaughter Melanie (Phillip) Smith of Victoria and her pride and joytwo great grandchildren, Carson and Carly, two sisters-in-law, Clara IsRalson Outlook, Majorie (Bill) Lampman of Saskatoon, three nephews, Gary (Diane) IsRalson, Laurie (Daphne) IsRalson, Earle IsRalson and many very good friends. She was predeceased by her husband Art of 41 years, her daughter, Lynda, and her two brothers Roy and Glenn IsRalson. A Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road with Rev. Gordon Fletcher officiating. Viewing was made available one hour prior to service, Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Henry. The passing of Henry Driediger of Elbow, SK occurred on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Outlook & District Health Centre. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Mennonite Church, west of Hanley, SK.
- Selma "Sally" (nee Froese). On Sunday, March 4, 2012 Sally passed away peacefully at the age of 73 with loved ones by her side. She leaves to mourn her loving children, Tambra (Mike) Tarasiuk, Terry Dromerski, Troy (Jean) Dromerski; grandchildren, Ashley Wyman, Hailey Wyman, Caleb Tarasiuk, Hanna Tarasiuk, Jayla Tarasiuk, Jared Tarasiuk, Carlie Dromerski, Madison Rousseau, Zachary Rousseau; Siblings, Anne Unrau, Mary Krause, Gus (Kathleen) Froese, Louise (Walt) Falk, Frieda (Ernie) Ebbert, David (Marlene) Froese, Helmut (Elizabeth) Froese, Marlene (Don) Hoeppner; Siblings-In-law, Elsie Froese, Anita Froese, Mary (Bill Sawatsky) Froese; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Sally joins in eternal peace her husband, Glen Dromerski; parents, Gustav and Anna Froese; brothers, Jake Froese, John Froese, Art Froese, Ben Froese, Arnie Froese; inlaws, John Unrau, Agnes Froese, Helen Froese, Harold Krause. Many thanks to Youville Covenant Home for all the loving care they provided to Sally over the last few years. A Memorial Celebration of Sally's life will be held at Hanley Mennonite Church, located 16 km West of Hanley, Saskatchewan on March 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm followed by the Inurnment at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Cecilia (nee Zdunich), age 84 years, passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB on February 26, 2007 surrounded by family. She is predeceased by her husband, Alec; her parents, Maria and Marko Zdunich; brothers, Emil, Dewey, Gabriel and Tony; sisters, Frances Strmotich and Katy Rukavina. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, five sons, Steve of Millet, AB, grandchildren, Paula (Dean), Lana (Markus) and Stephanie; Terry of Provost, AB; David (Dawna) of Saskatoon, grandchildren, Clayton, Blair (Ruth), Jay and Kara; Jeffrey (Connie) of Lloydminster, AB, grandchildren, Erin, Megan and Corey, Danny of Edmonton, AB; and daughter, Diane Matovich of Calgary, AB, grandchildren, Sarah (Sam), Michelle and Martin; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Zdunich, Rosaleen Zdunich and Hilda O'Neill, all of Edmonton, AB; brother, Andrew of Hanley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was born on the farm east of Hanley on August 20, 1922 to Maria and Marko Zdunich. She attended Blue Hill School. As a young woman she went to eastern Canada to work but returned home to Sask. where she married Alec on April 27, 1946 and moved to the homestead to raise their six children. She stayed on the farm after Alec's passing in 1986 until 1996 when she moved to Saskatoon. In 2004 she moved to Calgary to be close to her daughter and stayed until her passing. Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish (602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon) with Fr. Mike Bedard officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston, SK with Fr. Francis officiating. Interment to follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
- Marjorie Irene (nee Nell), retired nursing supervisor and farmer passed away on Sunday, October 6th, 2002 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. She was born Majorie Nell on August 25th, 1912, the third and middle child of William and Annie (Irwin) Nell on a small farm near Francis, SK. The family and many members of her mother's family then moved nearer to Odessa. They built a one-room country schoolhouse, named Irwin School after her family. Marjorie attended there till grade eight, took her first two years of high school by correspondence, and then two years in Indian Head, living with her grandparents, Tom and Sarah Irwin. She graduated from Regina General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1941, from McGill University's Program for Registered Nurses in 1944, and from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Nursing Administration in 1961. Majorie worked for over ten years as Assistant Superintendent of Nurses at Regina General until 1958, at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon while studying at the U. of S. and became Educational Director of Saskatoon City Hospital until closure of the school in 1969. She then worked at City Hospital as Nursing Personnel Director and finally as Director of Specialties until her retirement in 1975. Marjorie married Francis Guy Duncan in 1946. Guy had been raised on a farm at Hanley, SK since 1906, and managed the farm with his brother Gordon and sister Gladys. Marjorie and Guy commuted between farm and city life in Hanley and Regina, and later Saskatoon, for all their married life. Guy died in March of 1978; Marjorie continued to live in Saskatoon and rented out the farm. Although suffering for many years from progressive blindness caused by glaucoma, Marjorie led an active life in her local church, Bethel United, especially enjoying her many friends and her bridge clubs. She made many trips to countries around the globe, both with Guy and after his death, with members of her family. She lived in her own house until three and a half years ago, when she joined the community in Luther Tower. Marjorie will be greatly missed by her loving family, including her sister, Mary Fuhrmann of Regina; brother and sister-in-law, Bert and Mary Nell of Victoria; her nine nieces and nephews, their spouses and children numbering 16 great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. Predeceased by her brother Irwin and his wife Aeneid of Francis; brother Ivan and his wife Ann of Odessa; brother-in-law Eugen Fuhrmann of Regina; brother-in-law Gordon Duncan of Hanley and sister-in-law Gladys Duncan of Hanley. The Memorial Service in celebration of Marjorie's life will be held at the Third Floor Auditorium of Luther Sunset Home, 1212 Osler Street, Saskatoon, SK on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dale Olsen and Rev. Lynne Bredesen officiating. Interment will take place in Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Park Funeral Chapel.
- Peter P. Dyck, of Saskatoon, formerly of Hanley, passed away on May 30, 2004 at the age of 87 years. Peter was born on January 6, 1917 to Peter I. and Susanna (Ratzlaf) Dyck. Peter, along with his wife Elizabeth, farmed in Hanley for many years before retiring to Saskatoon in 1983. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Elizabeth; children Harold and Lois Dyck of Hanley, SK; Anne and Joe Schmidt of Harris, SK; and Ron Dyck of Hanley; his grandchildren, Michael, Kristin, Ryan, Derek, Melanie and Kelsey; brothers and sisters Jake and Elsie Dyck; Helen Loewen; John and Helen Dyck; Elsie and Jake Froese; Lydia and Albert Warkentin; Albert and Vera Dyck; Henry and Ann Dyck; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing and visitation will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2004 in the First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2004 also in the First Mennonite Church with Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. Peter will be laid to rest in the Hanley Cemetery.
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- Ross Rusty A. Edwards, (June 6, 1930 - August 21, 2005) passed away peacefully Sunday, August 21. Born in Hanley, SK to Maude and Tom Edwards, the youngest son of four. Ross is survived by sister, Hazel Libke, Hanley, SK; brothers, Don (Edmonton), Jack (Vancouver); his children, Thom, Roddy (Bonnie), Shelley, Ross, Maurie (Judy), Lisa Yuel (Jim) and Will; as well as many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. His careers led him to BC where he worked in the automotive and logging industries. He retired in 1990 returning to Hanley to enjoy his favorite pastimes, fishing, watching curling and baseball. As per Ross' request there will be no funeral. HANSON'S FUNERAL HOME, Davidson in care of arrangements.
- Mabel (nee Lamberton) Strohl Ekvall was born at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Sask. on December 23, 1915, the seventh of ten children, born to Edward and Mabel Lamberton of Hanley, Sask. Mabel and her husband Louie came to Ceylon in 1941. They had five children. Louie died unexpectedly in November, 1945, leaving Mabel struggling to keep her family together. Seven month old Allan became extremely ill and passed away on March 13, 1946. Mabel began dating Bud Colbow and on May 11, 1947 their son, Richard was born. Mabel married David Ekvall in May 1952 and they had four children, their first, Lillian Marie died in 1952. While raising her children, Mabel worked at the Ceylon Hotel for a number of years, cleaning and doing laundry. Mabel lived in Ceylon until her death on January 3, 2004. Mabel enjoyed crocheting, baking, watching soap operas, playing games and having tea with her friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Louis Strobl and their son Allan Strobl; her second husband of 30 years, David Ekvall, daughter Lillian Marie; seven brothers and sisters and two granddaughters. Mabel is survived by her children: James (Vicki) Strobl, Louise (Jim) Burchill, Doris (Arnold) Schick, John (Phyllis) Strobl, Richard (Estella) Strobl, Leonard (Maureen) Ekvall, Marilyn Larocque and Karen (Lawrence) Hamilton; 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. from Ceylon United Church with Shelby Kinrade officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Erika (nee Klassen) passed away on November 22, 2009 at Luther Special Care Home at the age of 90 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Victor Epp, Hedie (Ross) Borne, Judy (Rod) Leavins, Alfred (Gayle Smith) Epp, and Paul (Beate) Epp; grandchildren, Jason and Steven Epp, Angela (Grant) Martens, Robert (Brandee) Borne, Richard Butzelaar, Cindy (Ed) Kostelyk, Andrea (Steven) Robson, Laura (Dan) Lalonde, Jesse (Jena) Tufts, Maria Epp; great grandchildren, Robyn and Sydney Martens, Zenon Borne, Bryan, Justin, Tyler and Megan Kostelyk, Eleanor Robson, and Davin Lalonde; siblings, Elfriede Harder, Louise Klassen, Irene Kroeger, and Kay Klassen; sister-in-law, Margaret Epp; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius Epp; parents, Isaak and Elizabeth Klassen; brother, Alfred Klassen; parents-in-law, Isaak and Maria Epp; brothers-in-law, Henry (Johanna) Epp, Isaak Epp, Dick Epp, Otto (Ruby) Epp; and sister-in-law, Martha Epp. Erika was born on October 9, 1919 in Nikolaipol, South Russia the eldest of six children. She and her family experienced the terror of the Russian Revolution. They were fortunate in being able to immigrate to Canada in 1923. She grew up on the Sheldon farm near Hanley, Saskatchewan where they could live in safety, but now had to battle the elements of the dusty, dry depression that took a strangle hold on the prairies. She married Cornelius Epp on September 27, 1941. They spent most of their farming years on the home farm near Dundurn, Saskatchewan. Erika loved gardening, spending time with family and friends, reading, playing games, and making the most wonderful meals. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. Erika lived her life with integrity, compassion, spirituality, patience, and a great sense of humour. Cornie and Erika retired to Saskatoon in the fall of 1983. After Cornie died in 1984 Erika continued to focus on caring for her family. She had a wonderful loving relationship with her brother and sisters with whom she spent many happy times together. Erika's strength of character and secure faith in God would help to see her through difficult times in later years as Altzheimers began to invade her life in 1994. She spent six happy years at Bethany Manor. When she was no longer able to take care of herself, she went to live at the Luther Special Care Home. We thank all those people who had the opportunity and responsibility of taking care of her during her final years. The funeral service will be held at the Pleasant Point Mennonite Church south of Clavet, SK on Saturday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Harry Harder officiating.
- Frank of Sherbrooke Community Centre went home to be with his Lord on November 30, 2003, at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his loving family, sisters, Elfrieda and Mary; niece, Erika (Stan) Spark; greatnephews, Glenn (Michele) Spark and their son, Jake, Rob (Carol) Spark and their sons, Liam and Ira; and many relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon, SK. Pastor Arnie Fehderau and Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. Interment will take place at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Mary, of Bethany Manor, went home to be with her Lord on January 21, 2004, at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her loving family, sister, Elfrieda; niece, Erika (Stan) Spark; great-nephews, Glenn (Michele) Spark and their son, Jake; Rob (Carol) Spark and their sons, Liam and Ira; and many relatives and friends. Visitation and viewing will be held at Bethany Manor on Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 26, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. from First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon, SK. Pastor Arnie Fehderau and Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. Interment will take place at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
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- Clara (nee Lehne) 1910 - 2005. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Clara Felstead, on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the age of 94 years. A Memorial Service to celebrate Clara's life will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Clara is survived by her three daughters: Bev (Tom Benson) and Faye (Colin Inglis), both of Calgary, and Linda (Frank Robinson) of Red Deer; 11 grandchildren: Tim, Michael and Jolann Benson; Nathan, Jordan, Cameron and Cinder Inglis; Todd, Dana, Tyler and Megan Robinson; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who reside in Canada, the United States and Norway. Clara was predeceased in 1984 by her husband, Magnus "Mac" after 45 wonderful years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her parents, Amund and Marie Lehne; and her 12 brothers and sisters: Jennie (Lehan), Barglot (McIntosh), Jenette (Ebbert), Christine (Berg), Simon, Ann (Herndon), Magnus, Oscar, Trygve, Bennie, Harold and Victor. Clara was born and raised on the family farm near Hanley, Saskatchewan. She and Mac were married at Spring Creek Church in 1939. Clara devoted her entire life to her husband and three daughters. She will also be remembered for the special delight she took in her grandchildren and the joy she found in helping at church activities or hosting family functions. Following her husband's passing, Clara resided at McClure Place in Saskatoon until 2000 when, following hip-replacement surgery, she moved to Red Deer to be closer to her daughters. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- William Alfred, April 17th, 1935 - June 14th, 2008. Bill passed away at home June 14th, 2008 after a valiant struggle with leukemia. Bill is survived by his wife, Vesta; son, Rick (Cathy) and children, Diane, Trent, Mark, Eric of Saskatoon; daughters, Janice (Daryl) Genereux and children, Jill, Keith, Brad of Calgary, Patricia Peterson and children Rachel and Derek of Calgary; sister, Connie Anshelm of Courtney, BC; as well as numerous in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Edith Smith (Ferguson); brothers, Dave and Murray. Bill was born in Saskatoon and raised in Hanley and Indian Head, SK. Bill began his mining career in 1957 sinking shaft with PCA at Patience Lake and retired as an instrument man with PCS in 2000. Bill loved his grandchildren and was very proud of all their endeavors. There was never a problem that couldn't be solved. His workmanship for family and friends was always done to perfection. He was a quiet man with high values and morales. The Celebration of Bill's Life will be held on Thursday, June 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall #63 (17th Street West and Spadina Cr. West). Please dress casual.
- Agnes (nee Driediger) passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sk on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Agnes is survived by her children and grandchildren; John E. Froese of Elbow, Sk; Lance and Colin Froese of Red Deer, AB; Judy (Ken) Nagy of Yorkton, SK; Matthew Nagy of Calgary, AB; eight siblings; Tena Driediger, John (Marlene) Driediger, Anne Driediger, Mary (Ben) Froese, Helen Driediger, Lydia Driediger, and Frieda Driediger. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2005, at 2:00 P.M., from First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street, with Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. Interment will take place at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Arnold Froese (April 6, 1931 - August 23, 2011). Arnie Froese passed away early Tuesday morning, August 23, 2011 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon after battling complications of advanced prostate cancer. Arnie was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Helen Susie, who passed away in December 2006. Dad was the eighth child (the sixth son) born to Gustav and Anna Froese on April 6, 1931 in Hawarden, Saskatchewan. In 1936, the family moved to the Sheldon farm. Dad spent his childhood in the Sheldon district, attending elementary school at Sheldon and Sunday school and church services at Hanley Mennonite church. Dad attended Rosthern Junior College for high school. He was baptized by Reverend George Warkentine upon his confession of faith and Dad became a member of the Hanley church. After high school, Dad began his 25-year vocation as a PFRA pasture manager at the Rudy Rosedale pasture, near Outlook. On June 16, 1961, Dad married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Harder. They established their home at the beautiful and spacious PFRA headquarters where they raised four children. They enjoyed hosting countless family gatherings and community functions, and coordinated annual summer trail-rides. Dad loved nothing more than riding horse in the pasture, the clean prairie air, the beauty of the land and listening to the birds. Dad's love for singing and playing guitar was also a significant part of his life from early on and lasted his lifetime. After 27 years, Mom and Dad semi-retired to an acreage at Pike Lake where they spent their time with family, friends, work and hobbies, including entertaining families through music and with pony rides. In 2002, Mom and Dad retired to Saskatoon. They focused on their music and played at many seniors' care homes as the musical duo Moonridge Memories. They released two CDs of their music, and Dad released a Christmas CD in 2008. Through the kind help of family and friends, Dad's highlight in his last four years was his ministry of music to seniors' care homes in Saskatoon until December 2010. Dad is lovingly remembered by his children: Rod (Lisa Grover) Froese, Wade (Susan) Froese, Sandra (Werner) Friesen and Chad (Andrea) Froese; his grandchildren: Joshua, Chanel, Jackson and Declan Froese; his siblings: Anne Unrau, Mary Krause, Gus (Kathleen) Froese, Louise (Walter) Falk, Frieda (Ernie) Ebbert, David (Marlene) Froese, Sally Dromerski, Helmut (Elizabeth) Froese and Marlene (Don) Hoeppner; in-laws Elsie Froese, Anita Froese, Mary (Bill Sawatsky) Froese; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents Gustav and Anna Froese; his siblings: Jake, John, Art, and Ben; his brothers-in-law John Unrau, Harold Krause and Glen Dromerski; his sisters-in-law Agnes Froese and Mary Harder; and his wife Helen. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 29 at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon, SK, followed at 2:30 p.m. by the interment at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Ben went peacefully to meet his Lord and Saviour on December 22nd, 2006. Ben was born at Hawarden, SK on October 10, 1928 to Gustav and Anna Froese, their first child to be born in Canada. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Hanley, SK. He attended Sheldon School and Rosthern Junior College. He was baptised on the confession of his faith on May 26, 1947 at Hanley by Rev. J. J. Thiessen. On November 6, 1951, he married Mary Driediger, of Elbow, SK. Ben was a school board and Bethany Manor Board representative, area co-ordinator for both Mennonite Disaster Service and Foodgrains Bank and was involved in many ways with MCC and in his local church. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary; children, Karen Lilly, Ken (Irene) Froese, Kathryn (Leo) van Dam; grandchildren, Nathan (Brieanne) Froese, Kerri, Karla and Nolan Froese, Andrew, Meredith and Whitney Lilly. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Bill Lilly. He is also survived by 12 siblings, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Manor Chapel, 110 LaRonge Road, Saskatoon, SK. Interment to follow at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Helen Susie (nee Harder) May 14, 1937 - December 13, 2006. Helen Susie Froese passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Helen was a loving wife and a devoted mother and grandmother. Mom was the second daughter born to Jacob and Helen Harder on May 14, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba near the family farm at Dugald, a small town outside Winnipeg. Two years later, Mom's family moved back to Hanley, Saskatchewan. Mom's childhood was spent in the Hanley district, attending elementary school at Farmington and Sunday school and church at the Hanley Mennonite country church. Mom's love for the piano was instilled early by an elementary school teacher and lasted a lifetime. Mom attended Rosthern Junior College for her high school. She was baptized by Reverend George Warkentine upon her confession of faith in June 1955 and became a member of the Hanley church. After high school, Mom attended business classes at the Saskatoon Business College and worked at the Hudson's Bay Company for 6 years. In June 1961, Mom married Arnie Froese and established a home on the headquarters of the PFRA community pasture at Outlook, Saskatchewan. Mom and Dad raised four children, enjoyed country living and hosted many community functions on their beautiful, spacious yard. After 27 years, Mom and Dad semi-retired to an acreage at Pike Lake where they enjoyed family and friends and work and hobbies, including music and entertaining families with pony rides. In 2004, Mom and Dad retired to Saskatoon. Mom and Dad focused on their music and played at many seniors' care homes as the musical duo, "Moonridge Memories", and released two CDs of their music. Mom is lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Arnie; her children, Rod (Lisa Grover) Froese, Wade (Susan) Froese, Sandra (Werner) Friesen and Chad (Andrea) Froese; her grandchildren, Joshua and Chanel Froese; her siblings, Elmer (Frieda Coben) Harder, Herta (Victor) Koop, Henry (Hedie) Harder, Erna (Aldred) Neufeldt and Vern (Barbara) Harder; and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Helen Harder, and her sister-in-law, Mary Harder. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 18th at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street East, Saskatoon, SK, followed at 4:30 p.m. by the interment and reception at Hanley Mennonite Church.
- Henry Peter. Peacefully and with his family at his side, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away at the Selkirk Hospital at the age of 90 on Friday, September 19, 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tina; his sons, Donald and Henry (Deborah); his grandsons, Kyle, Daniel and Cole; and numerous relatives and friends. Henry was predeceased by his father, Peter; his mother, Katharina (Paetkau); siblings, Peter (1907), Katarina (1920), Agatha (1920), Lena (1920) Emma (1920) and Peter (2002); and his daughter, Ruth (1972). Henry was born on March 7, 1918 in Kamenskaya Russia. He immigrated to Canada with his mother and his brother Peter in 1927. They settled into farming life in the Hanley district of Saskatchewan until 1948 when they moved to Manitoba. In addition to farming in St. Andrews with his wife and sons, Henry was employed at the Manitoba Rolling Mills in Selkirk until he retired in 1983. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 26, 2008 at First Mennonite Church, 920 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment in Brookside Cemetery.
- Jacob Froese, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully after a short courageous battle with cancer on January 28, 2007. He was born April 7, 1923 at Lysanderhaeh, Russia. Jake enjoyed farming and even helped take off this years crop. He loved the land and farming was his passion. He was very active as a home care volunteer for 24 years to the day. Jake is survived by Elsie, his wife of 56 years, Arny (Shannon) and Brody Froese, Janet (Ed) and Justin, Denielle, Colton Andres, Eric (Shelley) and Sharadyn, Darby, Taylor Froese. The funeral will take place February 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. First Mennoite Church, 418 Queen Street, Saskatoon with Pastor Pauline Steinman officiating. A viewing will take place January 31, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Wildwood Mennonite Church. Interment will take place at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Martha (nee Janzen) Froese, beloved wife of the late John Froese passed away at the age of 79 years on May 30, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Andrew) Janzen, and their three children Matthew (Marianne), Susan (Jason) Giles and Thomas, and four great grandchildren; son, Allan, and his son Jonathan. Also surviving are sisters, Linda Boehr, Lea Dyck, Tina Kruger and Mary (Bob) Ogg; brothers-in-law, Elmer (Barb) Froese and Nick Dyck; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John (2003); her parents, Henry M. and Katharina Janzen; sister, Frieda Dyck; sister-in-law, Edna Ginter; brothers-in-law, Sam Boehr, Abe Kruger and Gerry Froese. Martha was born in the Eigenheim district west of Rosthern and grew up in the area. John and Martha were married on August 9, 1950 and lived in Aberdeen, Arelee, Borden and Hanley before moving to Saskatoon in 1963. She raised her family and then worked at Army & Navy in the fabric department for 17 years. After her retirement, John and Martha travelled, golfed, and generally enjoyed their free time. Martha moved to Bethany Manor in 2004. She was blessed by her many friends and the care she received there. Please join the family for a Service of Remembrance at Bethany Manor Fellowship Centre, 110 La Ronge Road, Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Friday, June 4, 2010, 9:30 a.m. The Memorial Service will take place at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth Street, Saskatoon, SK on Friday, June 4, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
- Dorothy Grace (nee Wilson) Vassie Funkner. Our Mom was born on March 27, 1921 on the family homestead east of Hanley, Sask. She passed away peacefully on January 27, 2011 after a life of many achievements and good memories. Dorothy was a loving and proud mother of three children. Her family brought her much joy and she was extremely proud of the education achievements of her grandchildren. She had a tremendous zest for life and a work ethic second to none. She loved to laugh and was a source of strength and sensible counsel to her family and friends. Dorothy was a very devoted and successful school teacher for 37 years, mostly in Saskatoon. She frequently recalled her days of teaching and previous students with great fondness; her students were her second set of children. Those days were filled with her teaching career, achieving two university degrees with distinction, and raising a family of three children. In later years, after her retirement, Dorothy enjoyed travels around the world with her husband, Alex, including England, Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Gary Vassie (Valerie) and Keith Vassie; her daughter, Gwendolyn Montgomery (Billy Schykawy); grandchildren, Krista Sutherland (Angus), Craig Vassie, Vanessa Shores (John) and Mark Montgomery (Glenda); and two great-grandchildren, Evan Shores and Spencer Montgomery. Dorothy is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Bud Vassie in 1973 and her second husband, Alex Funkner in 1991. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (3527 Boulton Road NW, Calgary, AB). A Graveside Service will be held later in the spring at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon, with announcements to follow.
- Nellie, July 24, 1914 - January 24, 2008. Nellie, our beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully January 24, 2008 at Sunnyside Care Home. Nellie is survived by her two daughters, Helen (Milt) Rouse of Milden and Linda (Roy) Dietz of Hanley; her five grandchildren, Kim (John) Billett, Charlie (Cheryl) Rosue, Aaron (Janice) Rouse, Carey (Terry) Block, Kelly (Kim) Dietz; as well as her sixteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter of the heart, Bette Matycio and special friend, Kay Suttie. Mom was known for her amazing generosity and kindness. She loved people and nothing was more special to her than spending time with family and friends. Nellie was predeceased by her loving husband, Ervin and many special friends. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, January 28th at 2:00 in the Hanley Community Hall.
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- Leila Beatrice passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on February 26, 2004. Leila was born in Cockrane, AB, to Harrison and Florence Whittle on November 8, 1902. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1955, parents, sisters Myrtle and Mildred, brothers, Andrew and Bud. She leaves to mourn two sisters, Phyllis George of Kenaston, SK and Floretta Pearce of Camrose, AB; also her nieces and nephews who were all very special in her life. Leila moved at a young age to North Dakota, then Hanley, SK, where she received her education. Following high school she attended Normal School in Saskatoon then taught for the next ten years. She married Herbert Garry on July 4, 1932. Following her teaching career she lived at Keeler where she owned and operated a general store. In 1983 she retired and moved to Kenaston then moved to Saskatoon in 1993. She lived independently until June 2003. She was an accomplished artist and tailor and had a great love for family gatherings and special events. She will be remembered for her incredible zest for life and wonderful spirit. Her deep faith was evident in her love and concern for the Kenaston Evangelical Church. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2:00p.m. in the Kenaston Evangelical Church. Donations may also be made to the Evangelical Church. Hanson Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
- Daniel Elmer (August 2, 1957 - February 16, 2010). On January 16, 2010 Dan was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that took his life in one short month. Dan Ganch was an incredible person who faced life and death, head on! He was generous, humorous, kind and courageous. He did things, his way and strived to never knowingly perpetrate an unkind act toward anyone. He spent the past 10 1/2 years with the love of his life, Jodine Ginther Rodway. They were married August 1, 2009 on Vancouver Island. Mourning his loss as well as Jodine, are his daughters, Erin Ginther and Danielle (Scot) Williams; grandchildren, Carson and Cayden Gauthier and Joseph and Piper Williams; his mother, Marlene Ginther (Chuck Williams); sister, Raelene (Lew) Neher; brother, Scott (Debra) Ginther; in-laws, Bill and Donna Rodway; Robin (Rob) Black, Cindy (John) Shepherd and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends. He was predeceased by his father, Elmer; brother, Kim and sister, Shelley Pocock. Born in Rosetown, Sask. his family lived in various Saskatchewan towns but Dan grew up in Elfros and Hanley. St. Benedict was home for the past ten years. Dan was employed in the mining industry for 34 years and worked at Cameco, McArthur River Project until his death. Dan chose to spend his final days at home with family and friends. Jodine, Danielle, Erin and Robin ensured he was cared for with compassion in a professional way. He was constantly surrounded by family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. He kept everyone entertained until his final hour. Dan taught us all so much about living and dying. We are all comforted by the guidance and memories he has left behind. He cherished the gift of time he was given to prepare everyone for what lies ahead. We know he is now in a better place. Thanks to all of the doctors, home care and palliative care teams, who assisted throughout, and also to the many who provided so many acts of kindness these last few weeks. A Celebration of Dan's life will be held on Sunday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall #63, Saskatoon. There will be a service followed by a social gathering.
- Almira. The passing of Almira Green, at the age of 81 years, occurred at St. Paul's Hospital on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007. She is survived by her loving husband Les; one sister Kay (Mack) McIvor (Prince Albert, SK); in-laws Alvin (Agnes) Green (London, ONT), Keith Green (Victoria, BC), Stan Danbrook (Prince Albert, SK); and numerous nieces and nephews. Almira was predeceased by her parents; brother-in-law Stan McFee; and three sisters-in-law Ruth Pears, Brittie Danbrook and Joan Green. Almira was born and raised in Hanley, SK. She first took her schooling at Marvel Hair Beauty School, then worked at the Co-op Dairy Producers where she met Les. She enjoyed bowling and was very fond of animals. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 17th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) with Reverend Jack Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Isabel (nee Pearson) August 15, 1918 - July 13, 2010 passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge, Trail BC, after a 3 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Isabel was born in a farm house near Hanley, Saskatchewan. She worked for the Royal Bank, Johnson's Storage, then 18 years as a radio operator for Trans Canada Airlines before marrying Harry Green in 1962 and moving to Trail where she worked one year for the Trail school board. She leaves to mourn, her loving husband Harry, Trail BC, her twin sister Jessie Porter, Burnaby BC, and her brother Frank Pearson, Kelowna BC, 3 nephews, 3 nieces, 3 grand nephews, 5 grand nieces, and all of their families. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.
- Delbert Paul. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Delbert Paul Gursky at Saskatoon City Hospital on April 17, 2004. There will be a visitation for family and friends at Park Funeral Chapel from 7:00 to 9:00 on Tuesday April 20, 2004. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK. Private burial to be held at a later date. Del was predeceased by his parents, Edith and Paul; and by his brother, Donald. Del is lovingly remembered by his wife, Myrna; son, Kim (Carri) Wyatt; daughter, Lorrie (Ivan) Olson; eight beautiful grandchildren; mother-in-law, Florence Peckenpaugh; brothers-in-law, Dale (Wanda), Harvey (Gina), Arden (Marion); and sister-in-law, Shirley. Del also has many nieces and nephews who remember him fondly. Del was born in Hanley SK on June 27, 1932. He moved to the RM of Blucher with his parents and brother when he was ten years old. Del and his brother Don opened a Service Station in 1954. From there they also took over the family farm. Del purchased more land and went into farming full-time. In 1974 he married Myrna and took on a fulltime family. Del enjoyed fishing, hockey, curling, golfing and in later years tractorpulling and traveling. Del was extremely creative when it came to mechanical projects. The family would like to thank the staff at Saskatoon City Hospital on the 6300 Ward.
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- Les passed away peacefully on July 21, 2008 at the age of 76 years at the Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow. Les is survived by his loving wife Gwen, son Doug (Laurie) of Damascus, Syria, daughters Kathy (Scott) Blackstock of Estevan and Tami (Ian) Scott of Oxbow, his cherished grandchildren Lyndsay and Erin Haaland, Brett, Kalah and Jessie Blackstock, Ali and Mason Scott, brother Harold (Doreen) of Saskatoon, sisters Eunice (Robert) McLaren of Davidson, Grace (Jim) Waldner of Wilkie, sister-in-law Margaret Jackson of Regina, numerous nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his parents Harry and Minnie Haaland, sister and brotherinlaw Aileen and Neil Matthie, brother-in-law Jack Petch and wife Keroline, brother-in-law Allan Jackson, son-in-law Orvin Black and grand nephew Shaun Guillemin. Les was proud of his birthplace, described as 31-30-4-W3, known more popularly as near Hanley. He joined the Royal Bank of Canada in Hanley after graduating high school and remained a loyal and valued employee of the bank for 38 years. Les and Gwen married in 1954 and lived in many communities throughout Saskatchewan before settling after retirement back in Oxbow. Along the way, they met many people who have remained their close friends. Les was deeply involved in the communities in which he lived as a volunteer, town council member, church board member and numerous service groups including Kinsmen, Rotary and Lions. He was involved with the Masonic Order and the Order of Eastern Star for many years, rising to the world level of Eastern Star. Les' proudest moment and last official function with Star may have been seeing his eldest daughter Kathy installed as the Worthy Grand Matron of Saskatchewan in April. Les enjoyed his role as principal handi-man of the extended Haaland family, and was quick to instruct those who would listen as to the right way to do things. Les enjoyed playing golf, particularly with the family. With Gwen's encouragement, Les became an accomplished cook and baker. Through his entire life Les was a committed Christian and member of the Lutheran faith, utilizing his faith and beliefs in every aspect of his life. Les is now free of pain, in a better place with loved ones who have gone before him. His family, his community work and his Christian values are his legacy and the things for which he will be remembered.
- Alvin Allen, 97, Saskatoon, formerly of Hanley, SK, passed away February 13, 2004 at St. Joseph's Home. Born in Manchester, Iowa, he was a son of the late Charles and Ethel Haight. He emigrated with the Charles Haight family to Hanley in 1913. He farmed east of Hanley until 1971 when he moved to the town of Hanley. He took over custodial duties of the Centennial Building. For many years after retirement he was the Hanley reporter for the Davidson Leader. He enjoyed writing poetry in his spare time. He was always willing to help others. For many years he was a member of the Hanley Senior Band. Surviving are wife, Lucy; son, Warren (Dorothy), daughter-in-law, Donna; sister, Viola; brother, Howard; five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Allen; two sons in infancy; sister, Beulah; brothers, Harry, George, Floyd and Charley. He was a member of the United Church of Canada. Memorial Service will be held at the United Church in Hanley on Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Howard Henry Haight was born on August 6, 1910 in Manchester, Iowa and passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Howard was the 5th son born to Charles and Ethel Haight. He immigrated to Saskatchewan in 1914 to a farm south of Hanley. Howard met Arlene, and they were married in 1937 in Kenaston, Sask. In 1974 they semi retired to Hanley, while Howard continued to be active on the farm. He moved to a Personal Care Home in Saskatoon in 2002. Howard was predeceased by his wife Arlene in 1996, his parents Charles and Ethel and brothers Harry, Floyd, Alvin, Charlie, and George and sister Beulah. He is survived by two sons Gerald (Verla) and Bob (Jackie) and one daughter Dorothy (Ken) McKnight, nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, one sister Viola and sister-in-law Fern. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the W. A. Edwards Family Centre 333 4th Ave. N. on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Courtesy parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- James Edgar. It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Jim on December 17, 2009. He is loved and remembered by his wife of 35 years, Judy; son, Jimmy (Jodi) and daughter, Lisa; grandchildren, Ben and Logan; brothers, Lloyd, Glenn (Rose), Al (Vi) and sister, Lucille (Gerry) Ermel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Elise and his step-mother, Ragna. Born November 13, 1945, Jim grew up in Hanley on the Haight farm. He began his married life with Judy in Saskatoon in 1974, later returning to the family farm to raise his family and make a living. After a struggle with illness, he moved back to Saskatoon where he remained until his passing. Jim loved music, especially gospel music and of course a little Elvis and Johnny Cash. He loved being on the farm, interacting with others through conversation, a meal or sitting down to play a game. Many will remember him for his genuine smile. The family expresses a special thanks to the caregivers at Parkridge for their quality of care and compassion over the many years Jim was a resident.
- Lucy Mary (nee Burrows), 98, Saskatoon, formerly of Hanley, SK, passed away December 10, 2004 at St. Joseph's Home. Born in Perdue, SK, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Harriet Burrows. In 1928 she moved with her parents to a farm near Hanley. In 1933 she married Alvin Haight. She remained on their farm east of Hanley until 1971 when she and Alvin moved to the town of Hanley. Lucy kept busy on the farm and later in town until her health declined. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by son, Warren (Dorothy); daughter-in-law, Donna; five grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Alvin; two sons in infancy; son, Allen; sisters, Una, Beatrice and Irene; and brothers, Garnet and Clifford. She was a member of the United Church of Canada. Memorial Service will be held at the United Church in Hanley on Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Muriel Ellen (nee May), age 94 years, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home, Saskatoon. Muriel is survived by: daughter-in-law, Bev Harbor (Les Forester), son: Ron (Marianne) Harbor; daughters: Norma Kozakevich and Marion (Gary) Bushe; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Gladys Wilton; brothers: Bruce, Murray (Mary); and sister-in-law: Betty. She was predeceased by a grandson, Richie in 1967; her husband, Ted in 1971; and son, Keith in 1994. Muriel was born on October 18th 1912 in the Salvador district. She finished grade twelve then went to Normal School from 1930-31. In 1932 she moved to Hanley, SK to teach at Bell Rock School. In 1935 Muriel married Charles (Ted) Harbor who was a farmer. Together they raised four children: Keith, Ron, Norma and Marion. She enjoyed going to church, was a member of the Gilead Circle and UCW. For a number of years she was secretary of the Gilead Telephone Company. She has sponsored a child through Christian Children's Fund. She has always enjoyed writing long letters to relatives and friends, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Seniors. Funeral service will be held Friday July 6th at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley United Church, Hanley, SK, officiated by Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis. Interment will take place in the Hanley Cemetery, Hanley SK.
- Jacob Wilhelm, of Saskatoon, passed away peacefully on his 100th birthday on April 6, 2005. Jacob was born in the village of Eichenfeld, S. Russia. As a youth of 18 he along with his mother and three sisters fled the Revolution and found a new home in Saskatchewan in 1923. Our dad found lifetime satisfaction in farming and retired from the home place at Hanley in 1980. Jacob is survived by his loving family, children, Elmer (friend Frieda), Herta (Victor) Koop, Henry (Hedie) Harder, Helen (Arnie) Froese, Erna (Aldred) Neufeldt, Verne (Barb) Harder; 24 grandchildren and 33 greatgrandchildren. Jacob was predeceased by his wife, Helen in 1998; daughter-in-law, Mary, 2001; and granddaughter, Christine in infancy. Viewing at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 8. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2005 in the Nutana Park Mennonite Church, 1701 Ruth St. E., Saskatoon with Pastors Esther Patkau and Gary Peters officiating. Jacob will be laid to rest in the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Martens Warman Funeral Home
- Maria (nee Dinter) March 4, 1935 - October 16, 2011. Maria was born to Ludwig and Maria Dinter in the Bergheim area near Aberdeen. November 18th, 1953 she married John Alexander Harris. They lived in Hanley and then moved to Saskatoon where they finished their lives. They had a busy family home with five children of their own; Barbara, Valerie (Rob), Bob (Jilleen), Teresa (Brent) and Heather (Richard), as well as many foster children. With Maria and John both coming from large families, huge family events were the norm. Marie was known for her homemade bread and many other German dishes. She turned her hobby of crocheting into a small business and she would look forward to craft sales. Sometimes her trademark angels would share a table with her sister's handiwork. Picking Saskatoon berries brought her pleasure as did her garden and her "welfare birds". Her real joy was in the arrival of grandchildren; Brent, Tara, Mark, Angie, Tyson, Justin, Dillen, Lauren, Carter, Leah, Ashlie and then great grandchild Hailey. Marie cared for John until his fight with cancer ended in 1999. In 2004 Marie had a major stroke which ended her independence and required that she move into a care home. She enjoyed her family visits until she peacefully faded away. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
- William Newton Harris (January 20 1925 - March 31, 2010). It is with sadness that the family of Bill Harris of Hanley, Sask. announces his passing which occurred on March 31, 2010 at the age of 85 years at the Saskatoon City Hospital. Bill was the 13th of fourteen children born to Newton and Annie Harris at their farm south of Elbow, Sask. By the time Bill was 10 years old both his parents had passed away. He then went to live at the home of his sister Effie and her husband Alfred of Bridgeford, Sask. While there, he went to school until Grade 10. He also helped Alfred with farm chores. He then worked out at different jobs until his 18th birthday when he joined the military services. After a short training period he was posted overseas to active service in France, Holland and Germany. The war ended before his three year posting so he spent one more year in Germany with the occupation forces. During this time he was able to study and obtain the equivalent of his Grade 12. After returning to Canada he enrolled in an automotive mechanics course and worked in that trade for about 30 years as a mechanic and parts person working for various businesses. Finally tiring of the automotive trade he joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and was employed at Dundurn Military Camp until the age of 67 when he retired. In 1949 Bill married Joyce Knight of Riverhurst, Sask. To this union three boys and four girls were born. After his retirement he enjoyed woodworking in his shop and also working in his yard and garden. Also after his retirement he spent a number years volunteering at the Hanley Golf Course His favorite recreation was golfing, belonging to Hanley, Davidson and Outlook golf clubs. He also enjoyed golfing at Elkridge and Waskesiu golf courses. For about 20 years the family made annual trips up there. Bill was a life member of the Hanley Legion which gave him an opportunity to golf in the Legion tournaments at Wildwood Golf Course in Saskatoon. Bill leaves to mourn his wife Joyce, sons Bill Jr. and Blaine. Daughters Faye (Greg) Patt, Rhonda (Jud) Wunsch, Lynne (Roy) Bedient, and Eileen (Gene) Zdunich Also left to mourn grandchildren Treana Wunsch, Sacha (Jamie) Whalen, Stacey (Mike) Hertz, Lindsay (Mike) Wunsch, Selah (Jeff) Linder, Lauren (Riley) Ethier, Kelly (Josh) Bedient, Jordan (Jackson) Zdunich, Jenna Zdunich, Cole Zdunich, Great-Granchildren Delane and Seth Whalen, Sam and Shaye Hertz, Howard Linder, Kamryn and Maclain Ethier and Gemma Dale. Bill is also survived by sister Ethel Bathgate of Central Butte and brother Charles (Gladys) Harris of Calgary, AB. He was predeceased by his infant son Bradley Dean, sisters Effie Bonner, Edith Capps, Susan Clarke, Ruby Benson, Pearl deWynter and an infant sister, brothers Dale, Orville, Roy, Carl and Floyd. Funeral services will be held at the Hanley United Church on Saturday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Appledore officiating.
- Eileen Fay (nee Bates) October 4th, 1929 - November 17th, 2010. With great sadness the family announces the passing of Eileen Hauck, age 81, on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at St. Paul's Hospital. Eileen is survived by her son Don Hauck; daughter Diane (Dennis) Edwards and children Bronwyn and James; daughter Della (Kevin) Flood and children Christina and Morgan; brothers Donald (Bea) Bates, Marvin (Ella) Bates, and Clifford Bates. She was predeceased by her husband Bill and their son Douglas. Eileen was born in Hanley, SK and in 1954 married Bill Hauck of Allen, SK. Together they raised four children. Eileen treasured her grandchildren and enjoyed camping and travelling. She loved quilting, sewing and crafts. Her skills were truly exceptional and she gave her family many beautiful heirlooms. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 20th at 10:00 am at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St., turn right before rail crossing). Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow at Caleb Manor.
- Robert. The death of Robert Holmes, of Saskatoon, occurred peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on Thursday, August 26, 2004. Robert is survived by two sons, James (Cheryl) of Calgary, AB, William (Bonnie); one daughter, Kathleen (Bob) Yablonski; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Louella; six brothers and one sister. Bob was born November 10, 1919 in Ashington, Northumberland, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 and resided in Sunny Valley (Hanley) until he enlisted in the Canadian Army on June 2, 1940. Bob returned to Hanley in January, 1944 where he married Louella and they moved to Saskatoon. He worked for Wrights Electric for many years and then Sears Canada until his retirement on November 10, 1985. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at McKague's Funeral Chapel (3rd Ave. and 20th Str.) conducted by Mrs. Elaine Thomas. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Albin Harris passed away on April 30, 2006 at the age of 98 years. He was born to Alfred and Inga Holmgren on October 25, 1907. He grew up on the family farm in the Sunny Valley School district, north-east of Hanley. He married Phyllis Edna Kitchen December 23, 1936. They farmed in the Sunny Valley area until 1970. In retirement they moved to Penticton, BC. They spent 25 years of retirement life in Penticton. In 1995 they returned to Saskatoon to an apartment in Luther Tower. Phyllis passed away in October, 2000. In October of 2004 Albin moved to Luther Special Care Home. Albin is survived by three children: Elaine (Harold) Hesje, Dalbert, Faithe (Blaine) Catton; by four grandchildren: Lori (Kristian) Graupe, Lana (Kelvin) Chiang, Brenda (Roland) Guebert, Larry (Anita Dang) Catton; and by eight great grandchildren: Kjell, Kai, Nils and Kjersti Graupe, Kaili and Kaiyan Chiang, and Andrea and Kyler Guebert. He was predeceased by his parents: Alfred and Inga Holmgren; by his five siblings and their spouses: Eddie (Ruth), Myrtle, Alice (Bill) Scott, Clarence (Ethel), Wilbur (Effie/Lily); and by his wife's siblings and their spouses. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2006 in the 3rd floor chapel, Luther Special Care Home, 1212 Osler St. with the Rev. Heather Anderson officiating. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Clarence Herby (1913-2003) of Hanley, passed away peacefully at home, at age 90, with family by his side. Left to cherish his memory are Catherine (Gordon) Rott of Outlook, children, Darryl (Glenda) Camrose, AB, Brian, Prince Albert, SK, Carla (Randy) Seib and their children, Josh and Angie, Saskatoon, SK; Carol (Wayne) Knock of Hanley, children, Dale (Michelle) and daughters, Kelsey and Ashley, Okotoks, AB, Lori (Peter) Bews and daughter, Madison, Longview, AB, Diane (Wes) Unger and son, Daniel of Saskatoon, SK; Rod (Wendy) Holmgren of Melville, SK, children, David, Regina, SK, Erin and children, Wyatt and Walker, Regina, SK. Clarence is also survived by brother, Albin of Saskatoon, SK; four sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Clarence was predeceased by infant sister, Myrtle; his parents, Alfred and Inga; his beloved wife, Ethel in 1999; brothers, Eddie (Ruth), Wilbur (Lily); and sister, Alice (Bill) Scott; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Holmgren. Clarence was born in 1913 on the family farm in the Sunny Valley district near Hanley. He married Ethel Gerbrandt in 1940 and they farmed together until their retirement to Hanley in 1978. He and Ethel enjoyed many vacations to the USA and across Canada. No matter the circumstance, Clarence could find humor and create a chuckle. A service of celebration will be held at Hanley Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
- Frances Feryl (nee Boyd) passed away September 14, 2003 while visiting her daughter in Anaheim, CA. Frances was born in Ames, Iowa on September 2, 1912. She moved to Canada in 1921 with her parents and two sisters. Frances returned to Ames where she completed her schooling and attended college. In 1932 she married Harold Howard and resided in Hanley, SK. until 1950 and then moved to Saskatoon. She is survived by four children, Melvin (Marlene) Howard, Hanley, SK, Lorne (Dixie) Howard, Saskatoon, SK, Les (Shaaron) Howard, Saskatoon, SK and Brenda (Frank) Rupert, Anaheim, CA; also surviving are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; by one grandchild; her parents and two sisters. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2003 at the Dundurn Cemetery, Dundurn, SK.
- Alan. The passing of Alan Hunter of Hanley, SK. occurred on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 80 years. Alan is lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Betty; his family, Judy (Paul) Hood, Wayne (Kim) Hunter, Kari (Kerry) Wilson, Gloria (Alan) Martens, Melody (Jonathan), Bollinger and Dean Hunter; along with thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, Lyle (Marilyn), Larry (Dagne) and Rae (Julene); three sisters, Verna (Oliver) Pederson, Elva (Lionel) Hopkins and Lois (Frank) Buhler; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by sister, Arlie Hunter; and parents Wilbur and Olga Hunter. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hawarden, north of Hawarden. The family would like to thank Dr. Mynhardt and the staff of the Outlook Health Centre for the care provided to Alan over many years. We would also like to thank the staff of Emergency and 6200 of Royal University Hospital for the their care and compassion at the time of Alan's passing.
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- Mykel Izaik was born August 22nd, 2005 and went to be with his Maker on April 6th, 2006. Mykel is survived by his loving parents, Janine Peters and Bryan Johnson of Saskatoon; grandparents, Vera Johnson (Bob Murray) of Saskatoon and Lorne and Marilyn Peters of Hanley; great grandparents, Russell and Maxine King of Hanley, Cliff and Ida Johnson of Saskatoon and Leonard Peters of Hanley; Aunties, Sheena Johnson of Saskatoon and Lauretta Peters of Hanley; Uncle Sean Peters of Hanley as well as numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins. Mykel was predeceased by his great grandmother, Florence Peters in 1987. During Mykel's short life he greeted all who met him with laughter and lightened everyone's hearts. Mykel played the Christ Child in the Hanley United Church Nativity Play on Christmas Eve. Mykel's passing will leave a void in everyone's heart. A special service for Mykel will be held on Tuesday, April 11th, at 2:30 p.m. from Mayfair United Church (902-33rd Street West) with Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis presiding. Interment to follow in the family plot at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Rosalee Gregg Johnson (1916 - 2012). On Saturday, October 13th Rosalee passed away at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary. Rosalee was raised in Hanley and married hometown sweetheart Jack Gregg on December 6th, 1941. After spending the war years in eastern Canada they returned to Hanley where John and Gena were born. In 1951 they moved to Armstrong, Ontario and in the fall of that year Jack drowned and Rosalee moved back to Hanley. Rosalee worked at a variety of jobs and in 1955 she became a teacher. While at Summer School she met and married Bruce Johnson and moved to Kenaston, unfortunately Bruce passed on three years later and Rosalee moved back to Hanley. She taught in McCraney Country School, Kenaston, Hanley and finally moved to Saskatoon in 1967, where she retired in 1981. She remained there until 2009 and then moved to Calgary to reside with Gena till July 2012. Rosalee was predeceased by Husbands Jack and Bruce, Sister: Gladys, Brothers: Coral, Woodrow (Woody), Marion (Shorty), and Warren(Corky) She is survived by children John (Deb) and Gena, grandchildren, Rob, Kelly, Caralee, Carey, Christa, and John, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Neeta Haraldson, sister-in-laws Vernice Trask (Corky) and Pat Jansen and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
- Vern Johannes passed away, at the age of 90, on December 6, 2007 at Saskatoon City Hospital. He was born on April 5, 1917 to Julius and Valborg Johnson in Hanley, SK. Vern was married April 5, 1944 to his wife of 63 years, Gladys Gilbertson. He retired from farming and the store business, then he worked for Pinders Drugs for 11 years. Vern enjoyed many happy hours with his grandsons. Vern is survived by his wife, Gladys; son, Dale (Brenda) of Lethbridge, AB and children Richelle and Kellie; and sadly missed by his loving daughter, Lynn Sandin (Darin) and children Tyler, Brett and Justen; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Willner of Davidson, SK, Doris Bonnell of Oregon; brother-in-law, Mel Gilbertson; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Julius and Valborg (Lerbeck) Johnson; brother, Edward; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Lumen Lee of Outlook, SK; brothers-in-law, Edger Willner and Harry Bonnell. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1215 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK with Pastor Harley Johnson officiating. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Norman Anstey Jones of Hanley, SK, age 82 years, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Norman is survived by his loving family, wife, Alice; children, Cec (Ruth) Jones and family, Darren Jones and family, Ashton, Cathryn (Greg) Ensz and family, Bryn and Curtis (Kathleen) Jones; Ron (Faye) Jones and family, Chad Jones; Rosalie (Ken) Knogler and family, Erin Knogler and Laura Knogler; Marie (Les) Lowdermilk and family, Angela (Jason) Yaremchuk and family, Derek and Brooke, Richard (Sherry) Lowdermilk and family, Paige and Tanner, Michael Lowdermilk, Steven Lowdermilk (predeceased) and Valerie Lowdermilk; Gary (Dianne) Jones and family, Cameron Jones and Spencer Jones; Danny (Nicky) Jones and family, Corey Jones, Cole Jones and Alexa Jones; David (Patti) Jones and family, Stephanie Jones and Jessica Jones; Shirley (Konstantinos) Alexandris and family, George Alexandris, Dimitrios Alexandris, David Alexandris and Larissa Alexandris; Marlene (Jeff) Austman and family, J.J. Austman and Christine (Michael) Austman; Terry Jones; brother, Tom (Ann) Jones and sister, Alice Baldwin; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Norman was predeceased by his parents, George and Sarah Jones; brothers, Casey (Helen) Jones, Bill (Olive) Jones, Arnie (Alma) Jones and Cecil (Eve) Jones; sister, Helen (Walter) Buckley; and grandson, Steven Todd Lowdermilk. The family will be planting a tree at the Hanley Golf Course in memory of Norman. He lovingly attended to the care of the course for some years. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Fr. Joseph Gyim-Austin celebrant. Interment family plot Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK. The family thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon City Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital for their loving care they provided for our husband, father, grandfather and friend Norman Jones.
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- Elsie Rosa (nee Adams) passed away on May 25, 2007 at the age of 103. Elsie was born January 26, 1904 at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. She emigrated from England in 1907 with her family and settled in Moncton, New Brunswick. Elsie moved to Saskatoon in 1926. She married Reuben Kemmer on December 9, 1929, and moved to the farm near Hanley, Sask. Elsie moved to Saskatoon at the age of 90 and into the Saskatoon Convalescent Home 2 years later, where she remained until her passing. Elsie was the 2nd oldest of 8 children in her family and the last surviving member. She was predeceased by her husband, Reuben (1978); parents, William and Maria; brother and sisters, Hilda, Lily, Evelyn (died in infancy), Edith, Bill, Connie and Nellie. Elsie will be lovingly remembered by her sons, George (Marlene), Robert (Grace), Charlie (Donna), Doug (Marjorie), Don (Gladys) and Frank (Sharon), 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Saskatoon Convalescent Home for their wonderful care of Elsie over the past 11 years. A graveside service will be held at Hanley Cemetery on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
- Henry 'Harry" Ward. The passing of Henry 'Harry' Ward Kilpatrick, of Saskatoon and formerly of Hanley, SK, occurred on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 in his home at Circle Drive Place, at the age of 90 years. Harry was born on July 1, 1918 on a farm at Hanley, SK. He married Phyllis May Ryder in 1939. Together they raised 13 children: ten daughters and three sons. Phyllis passed away in September 2003. He leaves to mourn his death his children: Janice (Julian) Lalonde, Marjory (Peter) Dyck, Kathryn Kilpatrick, Joan (Fred) Weisbeck, Judy (David) Hoeght, Beverly (Howard) Bruvold, Phyllis (Cliff) Memphis, John (Nancy) Kilpatrick, Wilma (Bill) Cook, George (Sandra) Kilpatrick, Richard (Veronica) Kilpatrick, Wendy (Brent) Sinclair, and Gail (Ed) Lesko. Also, his second wife, Rosaline Starkey of Circle Drive Place; stepson, John Starkey; stepdaughter, Joan (Rod) Rostek; one sister, Mickey Davies; and one brother, Ralph (Olga) Kilpatrick; 31 grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren; and one great great grandson. Harry farmed and worked as a carpenter all his life. His last 21 years before retiring in 1994 at the age of 75, he worked at Dundurn Military Camp in the carpenter shop. He enjoyed his retirement, still working on the farm along with his sons and visiting his grandchildren when he could. His love for his large family was always first in his life. Dad liked to have a good pool game and enjoyed his home at Circle Drive Place for six years. This was where he met Rosaline Starkey, who stayed by him in his illness for almost two years of their marriage. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at the Circle Drive Alliance Church, Chapel of the Prairies in Saskatoon, with Pastor Ken Finnestad officiating. Interment will take place in the Hanley Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Care Services team for their compassion and care these past few weeks.
- Phyllis May (nee Ryder) of Circle Drive Special Care Home, passed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, September 16, 2003. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Henry. Phyllis' faith in God in later life was instrumental in influencing all her children to discover their own faith in God and her positive and loving support was always there for us. She is survived by her, daughters, Janice (Julian) Lalonde of Saskatoon, Marjory (Peter) Dyck of Saskatoon, Kathryn Kilpatrick of Calgary, AB, Joan (Fred) Weisbeck of Cherhill, AB, Judy (David) Hoeght of Calgary, AB, Beverly (Howard) Bruvold of Chetwynd, BC, Phyllis (Cliff) Memphis of Courtenay, BC; son, John (Nancy) Kilpatrick of Kelowna, BC; daughter, Wilma (William) Cook of Lethbridge, AB; sons, George (Sandra) Kilpatrick of Richmond, BC, Richard (Veronica) Kilpatrick of Saskatoon; daughters, Wendy (Brent) Sinclair of Pincher Creek, AB; and Gail Kilpatrick of Saskatoon. She also had 31 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren whom she influenced and was dearly loved by. Phyllis was born on March 24, 1919 to Claude and Pearl Ryder of Bladworth, SK. She was born into a large family of seven brothers and one sister, who have predeceased her with the exception of her brother, Beryl (Sally) Ryder of Saskatoon, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK with Pastor Gary Bellamy officiating. Interment will take place in Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK.
- Donald Richard Kimball passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Royal University Hospital at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Minnie; children, Karen Jensen, and children Christopher (Val) and Ian (Megan), Terry Kroeger and children Shane (Jamie) and Heath and his daughter Meadow; Judy Laird and children, Dylan (Stephanie), Santana and Allen (Gina); Donna (Darrell) Coley and children; Brett (Kelly), Luke and Mark; Dorothy (Kevin) Sanderson and children Jennifer and Erin; and Ray Kimball; sister, Christina Amrud; brothers-in-law, John Sampson, Gregor (Barbara), Ronald (Sally), Robert (Earl Breiman) McGregor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his son, Richard in infancy; parents, Leslie and Josie Kimball; and his sister, Dorothy Sampson. Don was born and raised in the Broderick district and started farming at a young age. Don met and married, Minnie McGregor in 1946 and celebrated their 60th Anniversary last year. He was very involved in the senior's organization, Masons for 60 years, United Church and the community. Don served on the local school board and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, baseball, visits at coffee row and curling up until last year. Don's passion was his family and extended family. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley United Church officiated by Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Hanley Cemetery.
- Rose (nee Tomlenovich) passed away peacefully August 7th, 2006 at St. Ann's Home in Saskatoon in her 96th year. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1982; daughter, Patricia in 1998; parents Paul and Mary Tomlenovich; brothers, Joseph Nickolas and Joseph Sonny; sisters, Kate (George) Milne, Anne (Steve) Sarich, Lucy (Frank) Sarich, Josephine (Matthew) Matovich, Emily (Ernie) Morin and Helen (Henry) Chevrier; brothers-in-law, Jack Healey and Bill Cook; sisters-inlaw Grace and Helen Tomlenovich. She is deeply mourned by her children, Anne Campbell of Regina; Leona King of Montreal; Raymond of Prince George; Ronald (Catherine)of Calgary; Richard (Barbara)of Saskatoon and Kenneth (Marilyn)of Calgary; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Rose is also survived by her sisters, Christine Cook of Toronto and Leona Healy of Calgary and sister-in-law, Doris Tomlenovich of Saskatoon. Rose was born on June 29th, 1910 in Bladworth area; she attended Briggs School completing high school available by correspondence; for many years she worked on the family farm. She moved to Paddockwood when she married in 1937 and soon after to Saskatoon, a city she loved. The family moved to Hanley in 1947 and Rose lived there until moving again to Scott Forget Towers in Saskatoon in 1985, where she was an energetic and later much missed volunteer in her seniors' community. With decreasing vision and increasing frailty, Rose moved to her final homes, Amy McClure House in 2005 and St. Ann's Nursing Home in 2006. Rose was devoted to family, church and community. She is remembered by all who knew her as always ready to serve when a need arose; it was said you couldn't ask her to do much because she had already done it! She never missed PTA meetings or any of her children's activities whether graduations, plays, concerts, ice carnivals, hockey or football games. Rose is remembered for always offering friendship to newcomers, for generous volunteer work in public health clinics for many years in Hanley and as an outstanding seamstress. She loved to read and discuss current affairs and was for many years, Hanley correspondent to the Davidson Leader. Rose was proud of her children's accomplishments, in business, industry, health, sports and the arts. After her own children were grown Rose often babysat for young mothers in Hanley and she remembered fondly those children often calling to keep in touch with their Grandma Rose. Rose will be remembered with gratitude by her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Rose's children thank relatives, many friends and visitors, as well as Care Home staff for their generous support in caring for their mother in her last years. They are especially grateful to Dr. Bob Parker for his sensitivity and attentive care to Rose over the past several years. Vigil for Rose will be held on Friday, August 11th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Matthew Hertz, OMI as celebrant. Both services from the Chapel of St. Ann's Home (2910 Louise Street). Rite of Committal will take place at 2:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery in Kenaston.
- Verna Anna (nee Libke), November 27, 1909 - February 17, 2004. It is with great sadness that we announce, with family present, the quiet passing of Verna Knock. Verna is remembered by her loving family: Pat (Bill) Ellis of Saskatoon, Joy (Ken) Arn of Kinistino, Barbara Joan (Randy) Sentis of Regina, Robert (Margaret) Knock of Saskatoon; nine grandchildren: Barbara (Barry) Hogeweide of Prince Albert, Sandra (Terry) Bonk of Saskatoon, Penny (Jason) Hope of Warmen, Lisa (Doug) Christianson of Prince Albert, Guy (Geri) Arn of Saskatoon, Robbie (Deirdre) Sentis of Regina, Scott (Kirstin) Sentis of Regina, Rielly Knock of Saskatoon, Kenley Knock of Saskatoon; fourteen great grandchildren: Alison, Lauren and Elizabeth Hogeweide, Kelsey, Kyle and Tyler Bonk, Jorden and Jaxsen Hope, Kaley, Kristy and Tyson Christianson, Danielle and Trista Gagne. Verna is survived by her three sisters: Norma Libke, Lucille Englehardt and Florence Friesen. She was predeceased by her father, Marx Henry and her mother, Emma (nee Peters); her brothers, James, Victor and Roland; her infant brothers, Norman and Noble; sisters-in-law, Alice and Dorothy; brothers-in-law, Erwin and Bill. Verna attended Gilead School at the top of Blackstrap hill. At age eighteen she traveled to New Holsein, Wisconsin where she worked as a housekeeper for a year. When she returned she earned a diploma for Hairdressing and worked as a hairdresser for several years in Hanley. This is where she met her husband Charles (a handsome barber) and they were married in 1934. Verna and Charles began their life on the Pioneer farm, west of Hanley. Verna was an excellent seamstress, homemaker and a dedicated wife and mother. They moved to Kinistino in 1949 where they farmed until retiring to an acreage near Saskatoon in 1967 where she enjoyed being a member of the Floral Homemakers Club for many years. Verna will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her friends and family. A Funeral Service will be held from Hanley United Church, Hanley, Sk on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Garrit Kamphuis. Interment will follow at the Hanley Cemetery.
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- Lorie Jean (nee Resch) September 25, 1958 - December 14, 2011. It is with love and sadness that the family of Lorie Jean Lang (nee Resch) announce her passing at the age of 53 on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Lorie was born September 25, 1958 in Saskatoon and raised in Hanley, SK where she completed her schooling. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Gord, children Mike (Erin) Lang, Angela (Jay) Gardiner and Dean (Jill) Lang, grandchildren Joshua, Matthias and Maddison Lang; and Dominique, Brooke and Kate Gardiner; as well as her mother Elizabeth Resch and her sisters Patricia (Doug) Lindsay and Glenda Phillips; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She is predeceased by her father Wilfred Resch and brother-in-law John Phillips. Lorie will be fondly remembered for her thoughtfulness and her artistic accomplishments. Lorie was a culinary genius, always cooking up a storm and welcoming everyone into her home. Her flower gardens were her pride and joy. Lorie loved to camp with their trailer, travelling throughout the states with her husband and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home (corners of 4th Ave and 25th St.) Interment will take place at a later date.
- Ferne Muriel Lawrence was born in Hanley, Sask. January 26, 1921 and passed away August 5th, 2005. Ferne attended school in Hanley and business college in Regina Sask. Ferne worked for the government of Sask. and dedicated her whole career there. She was predeceased by her parents George & Gunvor Lawrence, three brothers & four sisters. Ferne is survived by her loving family: sisters Maria & Ruby; sisters-in-law Bernice Lawrence & Gerda Lawrence; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Ferne was very interested in bird watching and was a member of the Regina Natural History Society for many years. The Celebration of Ferne's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday August 9th. 2005 at 2:00 P.M. from the Hanley Lutheran Church Hanley Sask. with Rev. Ken Finnestad officiating. Interment family plot Hanley Cemetery Hanley Sask.
- Margaret Agatha, born August 18, 1947, passed away on October 16, 2004, at the age of 57. She was born in Saskatoon and as a child lived on a farm west of Hanley with her mother and father, Margaret and Jacob Lehn and her sister, Erika. After her father died in 1950 she lived on the same farm with her grandfather, Rev. Frank Epp and her Uncle Frank and Aunt Elfrieda Epp; as well as the rest of her family. Later in her life she resided at the Valley View Center in Moose Jaw, SK this is where she passed away of respiratory failure on October 16, 2004. Left to mourn her passing are her sister, Erika (Stan) Spark; her nephew, Glenn (Michele) Spark and children, Jake and Kailey; nephew, Robert (Carol) Spark and children, Liam and Ira; her beloved Aunt Elfrieda Epp; her uncle Waldemar Lehn and Aunt Erna Lehn; as well as numerous cousins. We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Magnaye and the thoughtful staff at Valley View Center for all their work with Margaret. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the First Mennonite Church, 418 Queen Street in Saskatoon with Rev. Arnie Fehderau and Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. Interment will take place at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Milton. Missing Dad, but rejoicing that he is finally with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and also reunited with the love of his life, Norma (nee Gifford). Dad joined Mom on Friday, August 14, 2009. Dad was born in Hanley, SK on November 2, 1919 to Joseph and Martha Levenick. He was predeceased by his parents; his sweetheart Norma; her parents; his sister, Winnifred and her husband (Gordon) Cousins and many other dear family members. He is survived by his children, Marilyn (Bob) Turkington of Annaheim, SK, Paul (Shelley) Levenick of Saskatoon and Patricia (David) Zak of Truro, NS; Paul's sister, Lori Rains and her family of Calgary, AB; 10 grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren. Dad is also survived by his sister, Joy (Mac) Rans of Saskatoon; brother-in-law, Ross Gifford; sisters-in-law, Grace Pollock, May Gifford, Angie Gifford and many other family members. We would like to extend our appreciation to all the excellent care givers that cared for Dad in the last several years. A Service of Remembrance for Dad will be held on Friday, August 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Lawson Heights Pentecostal Assembly, Saskatoon.
- Joanne (nee Blue) died suddenly at her home in Duchess AB, July 16, 2004. Survived by husband, Gene of 25 years; son, Kayl Libke; daughters, Echo and Lacy all of Brooks, AB and granddaughters, Tayin Libke; her mother, Della Blue of Duchess; three sisters, Janice, Sandra and Bonnie of Edson; a brother, Doug and Shari Blue of rural Saskatoon; many nieces and nephews and her husband's family. Joanne was born in Dundurn and took her schooling in Hanley and has lived all her married life in Brooks and Duchess. Funeral will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Brooks.
- Lester Henry Libke passed away at Saskatoon City Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on April 2, 2010 after a short illness at the age of 92. Lester was born on the home farm at Indi, SK on June 25, 1917 and received his education at Whoosier, Indi District. On October 28, 1950 he married Thelma Johnston. Lester enjoyed farming and was a member of the Hanley United Church. He enjoyed hunting and trapping and had a love of music. Lester leaves to mourn his brother, Lloyd (Gwen) of Coburg, ON; sisters-in-law, Ann Libke of Saskatoon, Hazel Libke of Hanley and Anne Libke of Hanley; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma Maxine (Johnston); his parents, Henry and Lily Libke; sisters, Elsie (Norman) Beaumont of Hanley, Selma (Elmer) Jackson of Saskatoon, Gladys (Ace) Corbin of Saskatoon and Eunice (Gordon) Wunsch of Hanley; brothers, Mel, Tom and Lawrence Libke; nephews, Harry Jackson of Rosetown, Clarence Corbin of Saskatoon; and niece, Maurine Cambell of Seattle. The graveside service for Thelma and Lester will be held at the Family Plot, Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK on April 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Melvin Rudolph (February 12, 1912 - September 24, 2008). It is with great sadness that the family of Melvin Libke of Hanley announces his passing. Melvin was born at Indi, SK., to Henry and Lilly Libke. In 1933 he married the love of his life Anne Barlow. During his life, Mel worked for the PFRA in the Dirty Thirties, later he was a grain buyer at Indi before moving to the farm at Zelma. In 1966, Mel and Anne moved to Hanley. He was always willing to help others during his life. Mel worked tirelessly obtaining funding to build the Senior Citizens Centre in Hanley, and was a constant supporter of the Centre, including opening and closing the centre, janitor duties and securing bargains for the operations of the centre. For many years Mel and Anne were active participants in the centre's Kitchen Band, entertaining at various seniors centres and functions. He had a strong love of family, music and friends. During the school dance era, Mel played his button accordion, as well Mel and Anne performed in local plays. Mel had an amazing memory and could recite poems from the famous poet Robert Service's Songs of the Sour Dough. Mel was a great story teller with a repertoire of jokes (he had a great sense of humour). We will always remember his hearty laugh. His wish was to be here for his wife's 100th birthday in May and their 75th Wedding Anniversary in June of this year. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Tom and Lawrence; sisters Elsie, Selma and Gladys; Son Wayne and daughter Lynne. Melvin is survived by his wife Anne, Daughters Gail Haughn and Judy (Don) Greensides, nephew Orville (Joy) Larmer, Grandson Terry (Donna) Haughn, Granddaughter Vickie (Rick) Clarke, Great Grandsons Mitch and Jayden Clarke, Terry Severson and Great Granddaughter Keeley Clarke. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 13 in the Hanley Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., everyone is welcome.
- Thelma Maxine (nee Johnston) Libke passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on December 31, 2002. Thelma was born in Hanley, SK on September 11, 1917 and attended Hanley School. She married Lester Libke on October 28, 1950 in Saskatoon. Over the years Thelma was employed as a telephone operator and also did books at various businesses. She retired in 1983 and was an active member of the Hanley United Church, Eastern Star and the Royal Purple. Thelma enjoyed knitting, reading and watching TV. Thelma was predeceased by her parents, Marshall and Esther Johnston; brother, Harold Johnston; and sister-in-law, Cecilia Johnston. The graveside service for Thelma and Lester will be held at the Family Plot, Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK on April 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Vernon George (February 16, 1934 - November 21, 2004). Vern passed away following a lengthy illness with kidney failure and lung disease. Vern was born in Kenaston, SK and spent all of his life in the Hanley-Dundurn area on the farm. He spent 22 years employed with PCS Allan, and retired being the oldest underground bore operator. Vern's love was the farm and his horses and cattle were dear to him. He was an unassuming man, with strong quiet wisdom and a belief in hard work. Vern will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 22 years, Joan; his children, Dan Libke (Kim), Holly (Dean) Stewart, Shauna (Danny) Surminsky, Michelle (Stuart) Morrison, Leanne (Geoff) Proteau, and Joe Libke (Brenda); 15 grandchildren; two brothers, Ken (Laverne) Libke and Warren (Lynn) Libke; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his dear son, Tom Libke; his parents, Victor and Alice. The Celebration of His Life will be held on Friday, November 26th, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Dundurn United Church with Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis presiding. Interment will follow in Dundurn Hillside Cemetery.
- Olive Blanche passed away on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; sister, Francis (Pete) and brothers, Max and Carman. Left to cherish Blanche's memory is her son, Les (Mitzi); granddaughters, Kristin and Katrina; sister, Margaret Zdunich; sisterin-law, Wynnie Anderson; as well as numerous special nieces, nephews and friends. Blanche was very active in the UCW, Eastern Star and enjoyed playing piano for the United Church and various other events, including the Senior Kitchen Band. She also sang in the church choir and spent a number of years in the United Church session. Music was a very important part of her life. She enjoyed gardening and canned and pickled much of what she grew. The family extends its heartfelt appreciation to the staff at RUH and City Hospital and also to Home Care for their support while at home. The Celebration of Blanche's Life will be held on Saturday, January 17th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley United Church, Hanley, SK with Rev. Gerrit Kamphius officiating. A Private Inurnment will be held at a later date.
- Raymond Douglas Loe passed away peacefully on July 19, 2005 at the Mewburn Veterans Centre in Edmonton. His wife, June, was by his side. Ray was born to Helmer and Freeda Loe on January 15, 1922 at the Loe family farm south of Hanley, SK. He served with the R.C.A.F. from 1940 to 1945. Ray married June Vick on November 15, 1953. They resided on the farm and then moved to Yorkton, SK in 1960 where Ray worked for Farm Credit Corporation until his retirement in 1985.During that time they also lived in Kindersley, SK and Regina, SK. They retired in Hanley, SK but moved to St. Albert, AB in 2003 to be closer to family. Ray was always an active member of the churches he attended. He was a life member of the Hanley Legion and a member of the Dundurn-Hanley Masonic Lodge. Following Ray's retirement, he and his wife enjoyed travelling and spending time with family and friends. He was often found "puttering" in his backyard and workshop and spent many happy hours on the Hanley Golf Course. Ray was known for striking up conversations with anyone and because of that their circle of friends stretched far and wide. He loved to share a joke and maintained his sense of humor right up to his passing. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and his younger brother, Bill. He will be lovingly remember by his wife of fifty-two years, June of St. Albert, AB; daughter, Marilyn (Larry) Okotinsky of Vancouver, BC; daughter Sandy (Arnie) Grocholski of Slave Lake, AB; Wayne (Laurie) Loe of Airdrie, AB; grandchildren: Derek (Julie) Okotinsky, Jason (Michelle), Kynan (Angie Conrad) and Brennan Grocholski; John (Laurelle) and James Loe; step-grandchildren Alex and Owen Chatwin; great-grandsons Kobe and Jake Grocholski; sister-in-law Sylvia; nephew Doug and family; niece Jan Loe and family.Ray's memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday July 25, 2005 at the Hanley Centennial Hall in Hanley, SK. Interment of ashes will follow at the Hanley Cemetery.
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- Grace M. (nee Budd), April 24, 1914 - October 8, 2007. With deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother, in her 94th year at her residence in Saskatoon, formerly from Hanley and Watson. She was the oldest of three children, Grace, Ruth and Ken Budd. The family moved to Hanley when she was 14 years old and she attended the Hanley School. Left to mourn are her loving daughters, Sheila Torguson and Gay (Ernie) Klapproth; three granddaughters, Tammie (Bob), Tracey and Leslie of Alberta and five great grandsons, Colin, Scott and Sean; Kenny and Liam of Alberta; one sister-inlaw, Arleen Budd; and one nephew, Ken Jr. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Jack Malcolm; parents, Herb and Agnes Budd; sister, Ruth; brother, Ken; and son-in-law, Don Torguson. Grace enjoyed summers at the cabin and going to Texas for the winters. Mom will be missed very much and will be at rest with dad. Grace always enjoyed watching most sports on TV, the curling and figure skating where important to her. We would like to thank all the staff and the owner of Abby Pro Care Homes for all their care to mom. Thank you so much! In following Grace's wishes, no formal service will be held. Please remember Grace in your own special way. A private family graveside service will be held at the Columbarium at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Cornelius. The passing of Cornelius Martens of Bethany Villa, occurred on Monday, October 31, 2005 at the age of 92 years. The viewing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at Bethany Manor, La Ronge Rd., Saskatoon. The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2005 at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon with Rev. Esther Patkau and Rev. Alvin Penner officiating. He is lovingly remembered by his family; sons, Irvin (Anne) Martens; Vic (Louise) Martens; John Martens; daughters-in-law, Ruth Martens and Hazel Evans; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Frank) Derksen; Lydia Klassen; sister-in-law, Agatha Martens; brother-in-law, Isaac Klassen; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Margarita (Rita); sons, Eric Martens and Richard Martens; several infant brothers and sisters; sisters, Susie (Abram) Thiessen, Helen (Cornelius) Penner; brothers, John (Lena) Martens; Wilhelm Martens; Henry (Pauline) Martens; Abram Martens; Peter Martens; sister-in-law, Mary Klassen; brother-in-law, Alvin Klassen; and several nephews. Interment will take place at Hanley Mennonite Church cemetery.
- Margarita "Rita" (nee Klassen). The passing of Margarita Martens of Bethany Manor occurred on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at the age of 89 years. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from Bethany Manor, La Ronge Road, Saskatoon, SK with Rev. Alvin Penner and Rev. Esther Patkau officiating. She is lovingly remembered by her family, husband, Cornelius; sons, Irvine (Anne) Martens, Vic (Louise) Martens, John Martens; daughters-in-law, Ruth Martens, Hazel Evans; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Isaac Klassen; sisters-in-law, Lydia Klassen, Mary (Frank) Derksen, Agatha Martens; numerous nieces, nephews, relative and friends. Predeceased by sons, Eric Martens, Richard Martens; one infant brother; and brother, Alvin Klassen. Interment will take place in Hanley Mennonite Cemetery.
- John 'Jack'. It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Jack McGregor. Born in the Gilead School District in 1917, Jack lived and farmed in this district most of his life. He married Elsie (Ewert) in 1945 and together they raised their family on the family farm. Jack was an avid curler, Legion member, and gardener. He always wore a smile on his face, and a twinkle in his eye. Left to mourn are his wife of 64 years, Elsie; daughter Ivy (Ron) Haralson; sons Ralph (Toni), Gordon (Heather), John (Wendy), Allan (Charlotte), Richard, Wayne (Cec) Cantello; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother Donald; sisters Hazel Bunderson and Minnie McGregor; brother-in-law David McRae. Jack was predeceased by his son, Everett James; parents Dan and Florence; in-laws Ralph and Bertha Ewert; sisters Florence McRae and Margaret McRae. Funeral service to be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm, Hanley Community Centre conducted by Rev. Andrew Appledore, Legion Tribute; Interment will follow in the Hanley Cemetery.
- Minnie (April 29, 1912 - June 11, 2012). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Aunt Min, a woman of great character. As a centurion, she has seen many times, and lived through it all with a compassionate heart. Family was the utmost important thing in Aunt Min's life and we are all blessed to say we were her family. Min was predeceased by her parents Dan and Florence McGregor and siblings, Margaret, Florence, Hazel, Jack, brother-in-laws Donald McRae, Carl Bunderson and David McRae. She is survived by her brother Donald McGregor and his wife Marge McGregor, and sister-in-law Elsie McGregor. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and special cousin, Minnie Kimball. Funeral Services will be held at Hanley United Church on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm.Interment Hanley Cemetery,
- Gladys Marion (nee Dudderidge) Bohrson McJannet. The death of Gladys Marion McJannet, born at her Hanley farm on February 18, 1922, occurred in Swift Current Regional Hospital on the morning of Monday, December 20, 2010. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Hanley Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor Harley Johnson. Surviving are her three sons, Les (Barbara) Bohrson of Swift Current, Gordon (Dyanne) Bohrson of Calgary, Martin (Donna) Bohrson of Hanley; her daughter Pastor Kristin (Douglas) Soveran of Swift Current; her brother, Lewis (Hilda) Duddridge of Victoria; her stepchildren, John (Fay) McJannet, Diane (Gordon) Taylor, Donna (John) Spilchak and Robert (June) McJannet, all of Davidson. Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces, nephews and family members. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Ethel Duddridge, her brother, Leonard (Lillian) Duddridge, and her beloved husbands, Tom Bohrson and John McJannet. Gladys was a life-long learner and teacher. She completed high school at Hanley and graduated in 1941 from Saskatoon Normal School. Gladys provided great leadership in community 4H, sports, cultural and history programs. Her first love was farming, a passion shared with her parents and husbands and their families. From 1983 through 1992, she welcomed the world, ten young farmers for eight-month immersions in Canada, sponsored by the International Agricultural Exchange Association. Since 2007 strokes and vascular dementia forced her to seek care, most recently as a resident of the Cypress Health Region's Prairie Pioneers Lodge in Swift Current. Interment will take place in the family plot at Hanley Cemetery.
- Alex Jr. The passing of Alex McKee Jr., formerly of Hanley, Sask. occurred on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at the Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon at the age of 94 years. Alex is survived by his loving wife, Ella; his son, Bob (Sandy) McKee of Hanley and their two daughters, Bonni (Lee) Cambridge of Calgary, AB., and Connie McKee and her children, Chase, Jessika and Jazmin of Regina; his daughter, Betty Drummond (George Hull) of Aldergrove, B.C. and other relatives. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Circle Drive Alliance Church Chapel, Saskatoon, with Pastor Wayne Andrie officiating. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Wayne (August 9, 1936 - July 3, 2007). He always made us laugh. It was his way of showing love and caring. Even in the hospital, in the last weeks of his battle with cancer, he would make his caregivers smile. He deeply appreciated their care. Wayne passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of Wayne's Life will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Centennial Hall, Hanley, SK. Wayne Dennis McKee was born on August 9th 1937 in rural Hanley to Cecil and Myrtle McKee. As a kid he was a star athlete, and worked delivering groceries, as a farmhand, cutting firewood and in a shingle mill. Eventually he bought a small trucking company, and worked with his brother Rod. For 31 years he delivered goods from Saskatoon to Kenaston, Bladworth and Davidson. He only took one sick day. He had so many friends it was frustrating to walk with him in public places. When Wayne was 29 he took up chuck wagon racing. His wife, Violet, packed the camper most summer weekends, and they took all four kids to the races. He bought a temperamental bay horse named Dick who became famed for leading three of his teams to world championships. When he slowed down he took up willow furniture making. You never saw straighter, more perfect willow works. Wayne hunted deer with his friends, and in his sixties still had excellent eyes and rarely missed, according to him. He loved to tell stories. He was an old-fashioned family man who worked and laughed every day, and then came home to his family and laughed some more. Even when he was tired his blue eyes twinkled. In his last years his grandchildren became a focus of his love, and they returned it. His love lives on in them. He passed away at his favourite hour, early morning, with Violet at his side. Remaining is Wayne's wife, Violet (Hanley); his children and their spouses and children; Denise Graves and Dale Graves (Alison, Curtis) (Saskatoon) Greg McKee (Saskatoon) Jacqueline McKee and Tim Slattery (Taylor, Julia, Mike, Danica) (Saskatoon) Debrah Sundstrom and Johan Sundstrom (Axel, Mikael) (Saskatoon); his sister, Barb Senick (Saskatoon). Predeceased are his parents, Cecil and Myrtle McKee; and his brother, Rodney.
- Evelyn May (nee Jones) Memorial Service for: Evelyn May McKibben to be held at Hanley Luthern Church Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Evelyn was born April 16, 1939, passed away peacefully at St Paul's Hospital surrounded by her loving family on November 21, 2007. She was many things to many people: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend. Left to morn her passing: husband, Harold of 50 years; daughter, Sylvia (Richard); daughter, Terry (John); son, Mark (Mandy); son, Michael; daughter, Teresa; and grandchildren, Kristie, Cynthia, Shane, Joshua, Katelynn, Stephanie.
- Nellie (nee Anholt). The passing of Mrs. Nellie McPhee, age 86 years of Saskatoon, formerly of Hanley, SK, occurred on Friday, November 25th, 2005. Nellie was born and raised in the Glenside area. Married Duncan in 1948 and together they farmed in the Hanley area. In 1988 Nellie moved into the town of Hanley and then to Saskatoon in 1996 where she resided until her passing. Her family was an important part of her life especially her grandchildren who were her pride and joy. A part from her family she enjoyed farm life, gardening, cooking, stitchery, and her membership in the Legion Ladies Auxillary. Nellie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Sandra (Ian), Gordon (Tera), Deborah (Jack), Marlene (Bob) and daughter-in-law, Lorna; grandchildren, Brian (Lisa), Lee (Kristen), Janelle (Don), Misty (Brad), Dustan (Dawn), Trisha, Shannon (Tyler), Carly, Barrett, Brendan, Regan, Lyndsay and Paige; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Gerdie Lawrence and Mabel Eliason; sister-in-law, Margaret Cameron; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by her husband, Duncan; son, Brian; parents, Christian and Marie; brothers, Anker, Sam, Oscar and Oliver; sisters, Sophia and Theresa; sisters-in-law, Doris and Eileen; brothers-inlaw, Sam, Gordon, Ingrald, Elmer, John and Ernie. A Funeral Service for Nellie will be held on Monday, November 28th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon with Rev. Marjorie Keyser officiating. Interment to follow the service in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Roy Duncan. The passing of Roy Duncan McPhee, age 85 years of Hanley, Sask., occurred at Saskatoon City Hospital on Friday, July 28th, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Surviving are, wife Peggy of 59 years, daughter Jeanette, son Larry (Donna) & grandsons Craig (Renee & son Colten) & Rob. He was predeceased by his mother and father Ada & William, and his brother Stan. Roy was born April 14th, 1921 in Kelowna, B.C. His family moved to Hanley when he was a baby & he grew up there. He joined the Navy & served his country in the Second World War. Upon returning home he farmed until 1981. In his retirement years he enjoyed golfing, travelling & hobbies. He was a life member of the Hanley Legion Branch #258 as well as a member of The Dundurn Hanley Masonic Lodge #177 for over 50 years. The Celebration of Roy's life Funeral Service will be held at the Hanley United Church on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Elaine MacLaughlin officiating. Internment family plot Hanley Cemetery Hanley, Sask.
- David Christopher McRae of Hanley, SK passed away peacefully at the age of 94, on April 5th 2012, after a short illness. Left to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his children Mary (John) Anderson, Ellen Richardson, Neil (Gail) McRae; his grandchildren Jennifer Anderson (McGill Cheng), Kathy Anderson (Troy Blanchard), Kristin Anderson, Jordan Richardson, Laura (Tyler) Wiebe, Ami Richardson (Bryan Marr), Kylie McRae, Cameron McRae, Christine(Kenneth) Catton; his great-grandchild August Wiebe; his in-laws Minnie McGregor, Elsie McGregor, Tunney and Marge McGregor; and numerous nieces, nephews, lifelong friends and neighbours. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday April 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Hanley United Church, followed by a family internment where he will be laid to rest with his wife, Florence (nee McGregor), brother, sisters and parents.
- Donald Clifford Measor, of Hanley, SK, age 52 years, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 4, 2008. Donald is survived by his loving family, loving wife, Ruth; son, Bill Measor; daughter, Wendy (Justin) Englot; and son Andrew Measor; grandchildren, Austin and Hailey Englot; also numerous other family members and friends. The Celebration of Donald's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley Lutheran Church, Hanley, SK with Rev. Ken Finnestad officiating. Interment family plot Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK.
- Minnie Georgina "Ina". Her family sadly announces the death of Ina Miller July 19th, 2004, after a short illness in Saskatoon City Hospital. Ina was born June 3rd, 1915 in Hanley, the sixth of eight children. She was Hanley Postmistress from 1941 until her retirement in 1977. She was a member and Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ina and some of her sisters played the piano and organ in the Anglican Church. After it ceased to operate in Hanley, Ina played the organ and sang in the Hanley United Church choir for most of her adult life. She married "Mac" Miller in 1967. She lived in Hanley until 2000, when she moved to Saskatoon. Ina was predeceased by her parents, George and Minnie; husband, Mac; her brothers, George and Jack; sisters, Lil Verney, Kay McLeod, Alice Leckie, Eileen (Bunny) Hough; and two nephews. Also predeceased was her fiance, Airman Ray Hunter in 1943. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Jansen; sister-in-law, Rosalie Johnson; brother-in-law, Gordon Leckie; sixteen nieces and nephews; several cousins, and her many friends in Hanley and Saskatoon. There will be a Funeral Service on Friday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Hanley Centennial Hall, with Pastor Heather Kleiner officiating. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at City Hospital, and the staff at Luther Riverside Terrace.
- Ruth Geraldine (nee Heath) passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the age of 97. She is survived by her daughter, Gerry (Lin) Mitchell and their children, Janet (Ed) LeGars, Robert and Heather; Terrie (Mike) Fleury, Katie and Matthew; Debbie (Blaine) Sander, Tara and Dayna; Karen (Brian) Hercina, Danika and Michelle (Mike) Shultz, Brooke; Sheila Mitchell; Don (Diane) Mitchell, Jessica, Andrew and Lauren; son, Butch (Yvonne) Millsap and their children, Trevor (Jaime) Millsap, Connor; Carla (Kevin) Millsap-O'Regan; Tyler (Jen) Millsap, Robyn; son, Gus (Marlene) Millsap and their children, Kara (Dylan Boehm), Krista (Adam) Dennis, Aleah. She also leaves a very special life long friend, Phyllis George and sister-in-law, Hilda Heath. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Art Millsap; infant son, Kenneth; granddaughter, Aleah Millsap; grandson, Ray Mitchell; parents, Frank and Hattie Heath of Hanley; brothers, Murl, Wilbert, Clarence and Cecil Heath. Mom was born in Hanley, July 7th, 1911. She married Art Millsap on August 10th, 1934. They farmed in the Kenaston district and operated a fuel business. Mom was a member of the Evangelical Ladies and Seniors group while living in Kenaston. She moved to Luther Riverside Terrace in 2000 and then to Extendicare in 2005. Mom always had a big smile on her face and never complained about anything. We all will remember her for the wonderful meals she made for us and the love she gave us. We would like to thank the staff at Extendicare and Luther Riverside Terrace for all the love and care you have given Mom. A Celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Thursday, September 25th, at 11:00 a.m. from Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK.
- Sophie (nee Dubyk), September 23, 1918 - March 26, 2007. Sophie passed away peacefully at City Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born into the musical Dubyk family of Hafford. As she was growing up she learned the value of hard work and the art of cooking. In 1940, she married August Mutala and they raised 10 children while farming in the Hanley district. Later, they moved to Kenaston to operate the Town and Country Cafe, eventually retiring there. Sophie was a member of the C.W.L. and assisted in the development of the Seniors' Centre. After August's passing, she took up residence at Scott-Forget Towers in Saskatoon, where she enjoyed Kaiser, bingo, bowling and sending her family members home with goodie bags full of her wonderful baking. Sophie will long be remembered for her faith in God, the joy she received by lovingly preparing each person's favorite food, and her passion for her family, music, gardening and travel. Sophie was predeceased by her husband, August (1982); sons-in-law, Bob Wollbaum and Harvey Dahl; parents, Stefan and Tessie Dubyk; siblings and in-laws Millie and John Grabowski, Tony Novakowski, Alec and Cecilia, Peter and Ann, Bill and Nick Dubyk. She is survived by her sister, Ann Novakowski; sisters-in-law, Ann and Evelyn Dubyk; her children, Marg (Alan) Bells, Evelyn Dahl, Angie Wollbaum, Ernie (Josiane) Mutala, Pat (Tibor) Kutasi, Alene Lizotte, Joyce (Lyle) Hayes, Don (Ji Young) Mutala, Marion Harder, Rockedward Mutala; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren whom she adored. Vigil for Sophie will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Father Bernard de Margerie as the celebrant. Both services from Holy Spirit Parish (114 Kingsmere Place). Following the reception, the Rite of Committal will take place at St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery, Kenaston, Sk.
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- Darryl John. It is with much sadness the family of Darryl John Neuberger announce his passing. Darryl was born in Saskatoon on October 30, 1953. He was predeceased by his parents John and Grace Neuberger. Darryl is survived by his sisters Judy (Marshal) Leswick, Susan (Lyle) Fjeldstrom and brother Eldon (Connie) Neuberger; nieces Tawnya (Troy) Anderson, Rochelle Fjeldstrom (Gord), Jennifer (Shaun) Puff, Priscilla (Jon) Stratton, Ashley Fjeldstrom (Barrett), Marissa Neuberger; nephew Johnathan Neuberger; great nephew and nieces Rylan and McKenna Anderson, and Violet Puff. In his earlier years, Darryl enjoyed competing in 4-H. He was an avid horseman who took great pride in his prizewinning stallion, Mighty Lucky G. He drove truck for many years, which was usually a cattle hauler. Interment will take place at a later date in the Hanley Cemetery.
- Mabel (nee Cameron) August 21, 1910 - January 26, 2011. Mabel passed away in her home with her daughter, Nancy Farey, at her side and like a good Scot the day after Robbie Burns Day. Mabel was born August 21, 1910 in Hanley, Sask. to William and Nancy Cameron. She graduated high school in Saskatoon, SK. and worked as a secretary/bookkeeper there until she moved to Ottawa where she worked as a legal secretary until 1944. That same year, she moved back to Sask. and later met and married William Normand in 1947. After moving to the farm outside of Regina, Sask., she had her two children, Nancy and Ross. She remained in Sask. until 1985 whereupon, she moved and made Vancouver Island her home. Mabel was known for her prize-winning bread, apple and meat pies, and preserves. She loved to sew, crochet and do needlepoint. Highlights of her later life included vacationing with her daughter, mystery trips with Marilyn, Louise and friends and weekly visits to Glacier View. Always the fashionable lady, Mabel continued decorating and redecorating her home, shopping until she wore Nancy out and visiting with family and friends. Mabel was predeceased by her parents William and Nancy, brothers Mac and Gordon and sisters Velma and Alice. She is survived by her sister-in-law Nora Cameron, daughter Nancy Farey (granddaughters Andrea and Alyson, son Ross and Sandy Normand, Wes and Shauna Schulz (nee Zimmerman), Gary and Carol (Farey) Zimmerman, Scott Zimmerman of Victoria, Ryan, Melinda and Colleen of Regina, Sask and nine great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. We would like to thank Dr. Harris for is wonderful care, the staff at Glacier View Lodge and all of her Home Care support aides. Nancy would also like to thank Cheri and Tress for being there at the end and the support of Rita and Jane in helping with final details.
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- Randy. It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of Randy on Friday, May 1, 2009. Randy was born on June 22, 1955 and grew up on the family farm east of Hanley, SK. Randy attended Hanley Composite School and was employed as a roofer for most of his working years. Left to mourn his passing are his mother, Lucy Obrigavitch; his sons, Lee, Dion, (grandchildren McKenzie and Braden), and Tyler; his brothers, Lou (Yvette), Ron (Wendy) and John; his sisters, Carol, Lorna and Gloria and numerous nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by his father, Michael in 1983; his brother Bob in 2002 and his twin brother, Rick in 2005. Randy was a very kind, sensitive, and loving person, and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The funeral service to honor Randy's life is to be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Royal Emmanuel United Church, Saskatoon, SK. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Lilian (nee Lynn) passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 25, 2009 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband Horace (1979) while residing at the farm in the Kenaston District, and a brother Cliff Lynn (1995) of Hanley. She is survived by two Brothers, Charles and Donald Lynn of Hanley; daughters Lillian (Dennis) Sather of Young, Myrtle (Arnie) Lawley; sons Ken (Gloria) and Andy (Sandra) all of Saskatoon; 11 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. A special thank-you to all the staff at Stensrud Lodge for their wonderful care for our mother. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Saskatoon, Sk. on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm with Bryne Sagen officiating.
- Oscar Anton. The passing of Oscar Anton Olson of Outlook and formerly of the Hanley district occurred on Monday, December 15, 2003 at the Outlook & District Pioneer Home at the age of 97 years and nine months. Oscar is survived by his family, Rudy Olson, Sylvia (Gene) Sundby, Lloyd (Carolyn) Olson, Phyllis (Arnold) Schellenberg, Merton (Shirley) Olson and Paul (Kim) Olson; daughter-in-law, Mary Olson; 20 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wives, Ruth (nee Overlid) and Ingeborg (nee Thoen); daughter, Ruby; son, Clarence and by two sisters, Olina (Tom) Rawling and Olga (Wilbur) Hunter. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawarden Bethlehem Lutheran Church (north of hwy. 15 north of Hawarden) with Pastor Steve Forbes officiating. Interment will take place in the Bethlehem Church Cemetery.
- Alice (nee Renny) passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Extendicare Special Care Home in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 87 years. Alice is survived by her six children, Myrtle (Dick) Matthews, Sedgewick, AB, Lester (Agnes) Orsen, Hanley, SK, Sylvia (Ken) Galletly, Sedgewick, AB, Sandra (Bob) McKee, Hanley, SK, Charlotte (Roger) Kohut, Calgary, AB, Marjorie (Ken) Sinden, Calgary, AB; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; sister, Jean Poole; brother, David Renny; and sister-in-law, Dot Renny. She was predeceased by her husband, Marven; parents, Charles and Johan (Smith) Renny; sister, Joanne Temple; brother, Hugh Renny; sister-in-law, Lizzie Renny; and brotherin-law, Norris Poole. Alice was born November 27, 1916 in Hanover, Massachusetts, USA. Alice and Marven were married on October 15, 1935, and raised their children on a farm northeast of Hanley. They retired and moved into Hanley in 1973. Alice loved spending time with her family, golfing and curling, both as a spectator and a participant. Cremation. Due to family being out of the country, a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
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- Carl Lewis. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Carl Palmer of Hanley, SK, on January 26, 2011 at the young age of 46. Carl was born August 22nd, 1964 in Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his father, Merrill (1996); brother, Warren (2009); grandparents, Lew and Alice Palmer and Roy and Edith Shields. Carl is survived by his sons, Keith and Shawna and granson Braysen of Edgerton, Alberta, Kevin and Audrey of Saskatoon, Kyle of Saskatoon; mother, Fern Palmer of Davidson; sister, Donna (Perry) Harbicht of Rosetown; brothers, Dwight and Neil (Sharon) of Bladworth; nieces, Jolene (Shane) Hunter, Lisa and Tracy Harbicht; nephews, Scott (Heather), Mike (Kelly), Chris (Ronnel), Don, Tim (Crystal) and Travis. Carl attended school in Davidson, where he completed his grade 10. After School, Carl worked for Hamre Motors, R.M. of Willner, Pucket & Doell Construction and the R.M. of Rosedale where he was currrently employed. Carl was an active member of the Hanley Elks Club. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked. The Celebration of Carl's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley Centennial Community Hall, Hanley, SK, with Rev. Diane Eurig officiating. Interment at a later date.
- Tina (nee Peters) June 8, 1936 - August 10, 2009. Tina Patkau peacefully passed away on August 10, 2009 at Circle Drive Special Care Home. Tina was a gracious hostess; she enjoyed making meals for large groups of family and friends. Her artistic ability showed itself in calligraphy, ceramics and needlework of all kinds, especially quilting. She had a beautiful soprano voice which she used to praise the Lord in many groups, choirs and as a soloist at weddings, funerals, entertainment events and worship services. ln her singing and her activities she expressed her strong faith in the Lord. She has now joined the choirs in heaven to praise her Lord and Saviour. Tina leaves to mourn, her loving husband, Erwin; four step-children and their families: Allen (Lillian) Patkau and their daughters Jennifer, Kate (Lester Pryce) and Lesley; Lorne (Evangeline) Patkau and sons Jeremy (Venessa) Patkau and children Zandria and Elias, Derek Patkau; Laverne (Beverly) Patkau and son Darren and daughter Desiree; Elaine (Gordon) Friesen and children Karli, Josiah and Mitchell; sisters, Helen Loewen, Anne (Peter) Dahl, Susan (Abe) Hiebert, Agnes (Alfred) Loewen, Sarah (WilIie) Thiessen; one brother, Paul (Margaret) Peters; sister-in-law, Margaret Klassen; sisters-in-law, Tina Harder, Esther Patkau; brothers-in-Iaw, Henry (Mary) Patkau, Corny (Hilda) Patkau, Delmar (Betty) Rempel, John (Mary) Siemens; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing will be held on August 13, 2009, 7:30 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on August 14, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at First Mennonite Church, Saskatoon. Interment will take place at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery at 5:00 p.m.
- Paul Maurice Paulsen was born in Morrison, Illinois, USA on July 25th, 1917. At the age of two he moved with his family to Hanley, SK. On May 11th, 1946 he married Elizabeth Bley. She predeceased him on October 1st, 1997. Paul farmed all his life at Hanley, served as a council member for many years on the RM of Rose Dale. As well he served as a Sask Wheat Pool delegate for many years. He was a life member of the Elks Club. Paul enjoyed sports including baseball, curling and golf. Paul and his wife moved to Saskatoon in 1981, but spent many winters down south and travelling to many places. As long as he was able to, he never missed Breakfast at the Co-op on Saturday mornings where he made many Friends. Paul will be remembered by his in-laws, Doris Paulsen of Windom, Minnesota, Frieda Paulsen and Sybil Paulsen of Maple Ridge, BC, Vic (Anne) Bley of Victoria, BC, Alma (Conrad) LeClerc of Saskatoon; several nieces and nephews; and good friends, John (Ronica) Sellers of Parowan, Utah, Don (Carol) McLean of Mission, BC and Ron (Marlene) Belke of Saskatoon. Paul was also predeceased by three brothers, Ed, Gerald, Arnold; two sisters, Inga (Arlo) Hansen, Rose (Fred) Cunningham. A Graveside Service will be held at the Hanley Cemetery on Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Howard Ulmer officiating. A reception will follow at the Hanley Lutheran Church.
- Mabel Luella (nee Skaros). With great sadness the family of Mabel Luella Pearson, resident of Canwood Whispering Pine Place, announce her passing on Thursday, August 24th at the age of 96 years and 5 months. Mabel was born March 29, 1910 on her parent's homestead 20 miles east of Hanley, SK. The 8th born in a family of ten, the first child to be born in Canada and only remaining child of previously deceased Ollie and Matilda (Pederson) Skaros. Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Sven in October 1984; her grandson, Norman Granberg; her in-laws, Per and Sofia (Burman) Pearson, 3 sisters and 6 brothers, as well as their spouses. Mabel was also predeceased by Sven's two sisters, two brothers and their spouses. At her passing, Mabel leaves to mourn her three children, Wayne (Yvonne) Pearson of Prince Albert, Joyce (John) Granberg of Amyot Lake, Reta (Dennis) Anderson of Prince Albert, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Paige (Pearson) & James Oancia of Okotoks, AB, their sons, Taylen and Jayce; Janna (Pearson) & David Mazurkewich of Calgary, AB and daughter, Kinley; Drew Pearson and Lana (Wickstrom) of White Horse, YT; Patricia Granberg of Buffalo Narrows; Myrna (Granberg) and Martin Dognlez of Saskatoon, their daughters, Jamie, Leslie and Lain; Coral (Anderson) and Darren Grove of Edmonton, AB, their children Ryne, Brandi, and Bailey; Teri (Anderson) and Normand Paradis of Prince Albert and their daughters, Samantha and Brianna; Jasmine Anderson of Prince Albert and partner Mike Woods; Tyler Anderson of Prince Albert. Mabel also leaves to mourn her passing her sister-in-law, Alice Pearson of Canwood, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives in Canada, the USA, and Norway. Mabel's life was full of happiness. Following her grade 8 education Mabel's schooling was interrupted by having to assist her mother who was losing her eye sight. In the early 1930's Mabel moved to Canwood to help care for her sister's children. She also worked cooking and cleaning at the hotel. Following her marriage to Sven Pearson in November 1936 they lived and farmed in Canwood until the mid 1980's when they moved into town. Mabel and Sven's home was always open to friends and neighbours for coffee, meals and visiting. This became an every day occurrence during the off seeding and harvest season. Following Sven's death in 1984, Mabel lived at the Canwood Senior Housing. She took up residence at the Whispering Pine Nursing Home in 1996 in her 86th year. Mabel was very involved in the farming operation, planning and physical work, as well, she was involved in her community: The Town Line Birthday Club, The Swedish Vasa Lodge and the Ladies group, Canwood Homemakers, and the Coop Guild. Mabel was the first female to serve on the Canwood Co-op Board of Directors (one term). Mabel's talents included her fabulous memory of people's birthdays and anniversaries and the history of the Canwood District from 1936 onward. She knew the names of her care givers at Whispering Pines. Mabel's personality, her kindness and strong determination will fondly be remembered and cherished. For the past 5 or 6 years when people visited Mabel in the nursing home she would say, I'm still here! Funeral Services will be held at the Community Hall in Canwood at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 30, 2006. Commital of her remains will be along side of her late husband, Sven Pearson, at the South Canwood Cemetery.
- Douglas Edward. The sudden passing of Douglas Edward Peters, of Hanley, SK, occurred on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at the family farm, near Hanley, at the age of 51 years. Doug is survived by his parents Ed and Marg Peters of Hanley; one brother Bill (Viriginia) Peters of Perdue, SK, and their daughter, Tiffany (friend Laurant) of Saskatoon, SK; two sisters, Marilyn (Bob) Gregory of Livingston, Zambia and their children, Ryan (friend, Sally) of Ariss, ON, and Sean (Makiko) Gregory and their son Julian of Japan, and Margaret Peters and her son, Malcolm (friend, Jen) of Saskatoon; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Nikolia and Sarah Peters and Henry and Maria Koop; and two uncles, Nick Peters and Henry Peters. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Community Hall, Hanley, SK with Pastors Gary and Margaret Peters officiating. Interment will take place in the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery. A time for viewing will take place at the Hanley Mennonite Church, Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
- Edward, age 83, of Hanley, Sask., met death with grace in his home on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. Edward was born on a farm west of Hanley to Nickolai and Sarah Peters in 1929. He loved the farm life, engaging in it fully and creatively. In 1954, Edward married the love of his life, Margaret Koop of Pleasant Point, near Dundurn and together they raised four children. Edward cherished his family, his church and his community and was generous and thoughtful of the needs of those around him. He was a strong and gentle man who loved music and nature, and had an open-minded and boundless curiosity about the world around him. The loss of his eldest son, Douglas, in 2008 who farmed with him, was a terrible blow to Ed and his family and prompted his retirement from farming and their move into the town of Hanley. Edward is predeceased by his parents, Nickolai and Sarah, his brothers Nick and Henry, Henry's wife, Frieda, and his son, Douglas. He is deeply mourned and sorely missed by his wife, Margaret; son, William and wife Virginia (nee Sapsford) of Perdue; daughter Marilyn and husband Bob Gregory of Hanley; daughter Margaret of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Malcolm Peters and partner Jennifer Wist of Saskatoon; Tiffany Peters and friend Regan Schlacter of Saskatoon and Humboldt; Ryan and Sally Gregory (and great grandson, Evan) of Ariss, Ontario; Sean and Makiko Gregory (and great -grandson, Julian) of Osaka, Japan; and sister Ella and husband, Helmute Dueck of High River, Alberta. The funeral service will be held at the Hanley Community Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 2:00 p.m. followed by the interment at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery. There will be a viewing and fellowship at the Hanley Mennonite Church on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:30 p.m. The family has established a student scholarship fund in Ed's name.
- Frieda Ruth (nee Patkau) Peters died peacefully at her home in Hanley on December 11, 2007. She was born to Katharina and Kornelius Patkau on May 23, 1926 on a farm West of Hanley. In 1950, she married Henry Peters and together they ministered, farmed and raised seven children near Hanley. Frieda was renowned for her food, hospitality and flowers. She was active in the Hanley Mennonite Church, a keen competitor in the Hanley Agricultural fair and supporter of many community events. Her children and grandchildren were the centre of her life and she spent many happy hours with them. She is remembered by her children: Eileen (David Bone) of Tisdale, Kathryn of Hanley, Henry (Lynne) of Hanley, Nancy (Ed Dick) of Medicine Hat, Laura (David Nickel) of Halifax, Walter (Leanne) of Hanley, and Serena (Mark Ilott) of Kenora and 20 grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Tina Harder, Esther Patkau, Henry (Mary), Cornie (Hilda), Erwin (Tina), brother-in-law Delmar (Betty) Rempel; and Henry's siblings: Ed (Marg) Peters, Ella (Helmute Dueck); and sister-inlaw, Ag Peters. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; two grandsons; her sister, Alice Rempel; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Viewing will take place on Sunday, December 16th, 7:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Hanley Community Hall on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. followed by internment at the Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Keith Edmund Peters passed away on July 21, 2010. He was born December 6, 1923 and spent his early years at Hanley, SK, where he assisted in the family farm operation. He began his education at a rural school named Gilead and he completed his high school education at Hanley School. In his spare time, he snared gophers, swam in a dugout, skated on frozen sloughs, and sledded on hills. Following a brief stint on the farm, he enlisted as a Sergeant Pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Saskatoon. He served at #2 Brandon Manning Depot, Regina I.T.S. (Initial Training School), #15 Regina E.F.T.S. (Elementary Flying Training School) and #19 Vulcan, AB, S.F.T.S (Service Flying Training School) where he received his wings as a heavy bomber pilot. He was next posted to Lachine, Quebec on embarkation assignment. After a short while, the authorities realized World War II was almost over and all personnel were transferred to the Reserve in case their services might be required at a later date. Six months later, a release from duty was received and Keith decided to go to the University of Saskatchewan where he enrolled in the College of Commerce. Upon completion of his classes and having received a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he decided to become a Chartered Accountant. He apprenticed with a local firm C.P. Deroche & Co. All the while this was going on; he had his eye on a very pretty young lady, Yvonne Carlson. Going to the United Church held in the Gilead School, one Sunday, he stopped to pick up the new Gilead teacher at her boarding house. The small truck already had three people in it so the new teacher, Yvonne, had to sit on Keith's lap. Yvonne was a teacher at Gilead School until late 1940s. Keith and Yvonne were married at St. James Anglican Church, Saskatoon, in 1950. Keith became an articling student in accounts. Yvonne continued her teaching profession in Saskatoon schools because these articling students earned $60.00 a month. In 1952, after successfully writing his examinations, he received the accreditation of Chartered Accountant and formed a local partnership, Buchan Moore and Peters. In 1976, the partnership merged with a national firm, KPMG, and Keith was given the title of Senior Consultant. He served with the firm until 1983 when he retired after 33 years of accounting. Keith and his father-in-law, Albert Carlson, built a cabin in 1954 on Sunset Bay at Emma Lake. Emma Lake was a source of enjoyment to him and his family. He continued working at home and the cottage when he retired. At the age of 79 years, Keith successfully obtained his Pleasure Craft Operator Card so he could operate his motor boat. He was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. He loved to dance, play the accordion, watch sports and game shows on TV and play golf. Camping, fishing, operating the boat for water skiers, hunting, special noon buffets and numerous visits and holidays with the family will remain his happiest memories. He built a sandbox and a go-cart, flooded the backyard for a rink, fixed bicycles, gave instructions for water-skiing and playing ball, attended ball games and many Christmas concerts. Keith was a lifetime member of the Saskatoon Downtown Lions Club and he was an active member for over 40 years. Keith was proud of his family accomplishments with 19 degrees obtained from six colleges of the University of Saskatchewan in Arts, Commerce, Education, Graduate Studies, Law, Nursing and 2 Chartered Accountant designations. Keith is survived by his loving family: four children, Janine(John) Driedger, Hawarden, SK, Barry (Jan) Peters, Saskatoon, SK, Cheryl (Ron Hampel) Peters, Calgary, AB, Randy(Donna) Peters, St. Albert, AB; Five grandchildren: Diana (Korwin) Enge, Invermay, SK, Julie (Tim) Kalynka, Martensville, SK, Stacey (Randy) Wandler, Hanley, SK, Brandon Peters, St. Albert, AB, and Elise Peters, St. Albert, AB; and a great grandson Mason Wandler. Also surviving Keith are a brother Leonard, Hanley, SK; and two sisters Leola Beck, Regina, SK, and Marion (Ron) Bailey, Edmonton, AB. Predeceasing Keith was his wife, Yvonne in July of 2007, Keith's parents, Pearl and Edmund Peters, Saskatoon, grandson Trevor Driedger, sister-in-law Flossie Peters and brother in law Vic Beck. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Oliver Lodge for the friendship and caring given to Dad over the past two years. The Funeral Services will take place Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre (915 Acadia Drive). Conducted by Elaine Thomas. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Leonard Rudolph passed away at his home in Hanley, SK. on November 14th, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Leonard was born March 10th, 1920 on the family farm in the RM of Dundurn. He attended the Gilead district school and Hanley School. He farmed in the Gilead district all of his life. Leonard married Flossie McMillin on July 7th, 1953. They retired to Hanley in 1983. Leonard was an active member of the Dundurn/Hanley Masonic Lodge No. 117. He also served in various positions with the Hanley United Church for many years. Leonard was predeceased by his wife, Flossie, in March 1987; greatgrandson, Mykel; parents, Edmund and Pearl; brother, Keith; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Peters, Elnora Robey, Irene Deeney and Dorothy Senneff; brothers-in-law, Vic Beck and Fred Smythe. Leonard is survived by sons, James Peters of Regina and Lorne (Marilyn) Peters of Hanley; sisters, Leola Beck of Regina and Marion (Ron) Bailey of Edmonton; brother-in-law, Glen (Lois) McMillin of Moose Jaw; sister-in-law, Opal Smythe of Airdrie, AB; grandchildren, Sean Peters of Hanley, Janine Peters (Chad Zoller) of Lethbridge and Lauretta Peters of Hanley; great-grandchildren, Ansley and Taylor Zoller; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Leonard's Life will be held on Wednesday, November 17th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hanley United Church, conducted by Rev. Andrew Appledore. Interment will follow in the Hanley Cemetery.
- Brenda (nee Loberg). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Brenda Pflug, age 52, on December 16, 2009 from Circle Drive Special Care Home, Saskatoon. Brenda will be greatly missed by her loving family and three daughters, Angela (Kris) Naclia of Saskatoon; Crystal Pflug (Barret Baldwin) of Saskatoon and Jody (Steven) Zamonsky of Grandview, MB. She will be missed by her only granddaughter, Brooklyn Baldwin Pflug and the father of their daughters, Fred Pflug. Brenda will also be missed by her siblings, Ken Loberg of Hanley; Bev (Les) Smout of Sherwood Park, AB; Maureen Wudrick of Yorkton and sister-in-law, Marge Loberg of Saskatoon; aunts, Margie Zdunich, Winnie Anderson, both of Hanley and a great many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Frances and Peter; brother, Wayne; and great nephew, Isaac. Our sincerest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Yelland and all the amazing nursing staff at Circle Drive Special Care Home. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hanley United Church, Hanley, SK. with Rev. Andrew Appledore presiding.
- Doris June (nee Crawford) October 3, 1921 - October 9, 2008. Doris passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her daughters, June Catton (Ron), Jane Reesor (Derry); and sons, John (Pat), Lorne (Sue), Lyle and Kenny (Dianne) Catton; 20 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; youngest son, Jamie; second husband, Irvin `Tuff' Piper; twin sister, Dorothy Libke; and brothers, Jim and Gary Crawford. Doris and Elmer farmed southeast of Hanley for over thirty years until Elmer's passing. She then moved with her boys to Hanley in 1974. While employed at the Dundurn Military Base, Doris met Tuff. In 1976, they married and settled in Dundurn, building their home where they held many large family gatherings. Doris enjoyed cooking for her family. Special occasions at her house were a highlight for all her children, grandchildren and many invited guests, where she always prepared a special dish for everyone. After Tuff's passing, Doris remained in Dundurn as an active member in the community enjoying Senior's Club and morning coffee with her many friends. Her colourful stories, great sense of humor and joyful laugh will be missed. She will be lovingly remembered as Great Grandma, Grandma Catton, Grandma Piper, Mom and dear friend. The Funeral will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dundurn Legion Hall, with interment at the Hanley Cemetery.
- Nicholas Brian Prosofsky. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. Nic's courageous battle against cancer came to an end at home on November 6, 2010 with family by his side. Nic leaves to mourn his loving wife Carol; daughter Crystal (Bob) Wick of Outlook; son Troy (Deidra) of Lethbridge, son Shane of Hanley and grandsons Kegan and Ransom Wick. Brothers and sisters, David (Susan), Ivan (Leigh Anne), Alfred (Susan), Peter (Debra), Anthony, Linda (Ward), Carol (Willard); Mother-in-law Anne Libke; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don Wunsch (Sandy), Diane (Bill) Byrd, Darryl (Jody) Libke, Cindy (Ron) Townsend, Marianne Prosofsky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nic was predeceased by his parents Peter and Eleanore; Father-in-law Tom Libke; Brothers and Sisters Robert and Christopher, Lucille and Faye; Nephew Shad Wunsch; Brother and Sister-in-law Stan Zdunich and Jewel Prosofsky. Nic was born on November 28, 1951 to Peter and Eleanor Prosofsky of Kenaston. He left school at an early age to begin his pipeline career. Nic and Carol married November 17, 1973. They made their home in Hanley until 2008 then moved to the farm two miles east of town. Nic and Carol along with their children owned and operated Hanley, Hawarden and Kenaston Hotels. Nic was an avid hunter, fisherman and all round outdoorsman. Nic worked hard and liked to play hard. Nothing pleased him more than socializing with his many friends and family. Nic was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2009. Nic and his family would like to thank Dr. Pheifer, Dr. Haider, Corine Anderson and the staff at the St. Paul's Hospital, RUH and Cancer Clinic for the outstanding care he received. The Vigil of Prayers will be held Monday, November 8, 2010, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Kenaston SK at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be the following day, Tuesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m., also at St. Andrew's Church in Kenaston. Interment and lunch will follow the funeral service in Hanley, SK.
- Robert Alfred. The passing of Robert Alfred Prosofsky, of Hanley, SK, beloved husband of Marianne, occurred Friday, August 7, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 63 with his family at his side. Robert was born in Davidson on July 15, 1946 to Peter and Eleanore Prosofsky of Kenaston, SK. Robert attended Zid and Kenaston Schools, he loved playing baseball and broomball. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing and skidooing. From early childhood Robert had a special talent with animals, especially his dogs. In 1969 Robert married the love of his life, Marianne (Opdahl). They had three children, Curtis, Tammy and Bobbi Jo. Robert worked on the pipeline for 37 years, from Labourer to Foreman. Robert was known across Canada for his pipeline skills and antics. Robert was predeceased by his parents Peter and Eleanore Prosofsky; mother and father-in-law Joar and Pearl Opdahl; his sisters Faye Prosofsky and Lucille Wunsch; brother Christopher Prosofsky; brothers-inlaw Stan Zdunich, Jerrold Opdahl and Herman Opdahl; sister-in-law Jewel Prosofsky and God son (nephew) Shad Wunsch. Robert is survived by his wife Marianne; children Curtis (Cindy) Prosofsky and their children Conor, Mercedes, Colby and Shelby; Tammy (Derek) Tropeau and their children Cooper, Gunner, Walker and Summer; Bobbi Jo (Grant) Weber and their children Bryn and Huston; brothers and sisters, Linda (Ward) Tweet, Carol (Willard) McNernie, David (Susan), Nic (Carol), Ivan (Leigh Anne), Alfred (Susan), Peter (Debbie), Anthony; brother-in-law Don (Sandy) Wunsch; in-laws, Irving (Shirley) Opdahl, Conrad (Joyce) Opdahl, Joy (Franklin) Steger, Ray Morrice, Jerry (Jean) Opdahl, Dale (Lillian) Opdahl, Linda (Ron) Lamabe and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. We welcome those who are able to join us for a prayer service on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and a mass of Christian burial, celebration of Roberts life, will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Interment St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
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- Lucille "Joy" (nee Levenick). During the early morning hours of March 31, 2012, Joy peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior. Joy is survived by her husband Malcolm (Mac); sons Keith (Darlene); Richard (Jean); daughters Ruth Yarmoloy; Debbie Rans; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Gerald; parents Joseph and Martha, sister Winnifred; and brother Milton. Joy was born in the Hanley district, where she spent her early years before moving to Saskatoon. Joy completed her high school education in 1944 and then attended Briercrest Bible Institute. She married Mac on the 12th of July, 1946, living in several Saskatchewan communities prior to moving back to Saskatoon in 1956. Joy's love of life and unselfishness was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her family and her enduring faith in God were the most important things in her life. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all those whose lives she touched. The Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th street, first right past Briargate Road).
- Violet B. (nee Catton) was born on the Silverdale Stock Farm, 6 miles east of Hanley, Sask. on June 23, 1920, the youngest of 9 children of Lila and Brooks Catton. When she was 5, the family moved into Hanley, where she lived until 1941. During this time she attended the Hanley schools and later worked as the Receptionist in the office of the local doctor. Shortly after her marriage to Laurence Ready in 1941, he enlisted in the RCA.F, and during the next 6 years Vi lived in Dauphin, Weyburn, Regina, Yorkton, Vulcan and Saskatoon, remaining there while Laurence was overseas. Following Laurence's completion of studies at the University of Sask. came the move to Nipawin in 1948, staying there for 7 years. During the next decade there were several more moves--to LaFleche, Regina, Edmonton, Ottawa, and back to Regina. Finally, upon retirement, the move back to Nipawin. During over 60 years as a homemaker, Vi took great pride in her three children-Brian, Laurelle and Darcy, and did an excellent job as a parent. A superior selftaught cook, an immaculate housekeeper, a keen gardener and an accomplished seamstress-all in all, a role model to be admired. While in Regina she accepted a position in the local drug store, working there 6 years full time and 3 years part time. She took great pleasure in contributing financially to home improvements, such as fireplace and furniture for the family room. She appreciated the feeling of independence provided by savings and investments. Vi has an exceptional musical talent, playing the organ or piano by ear. Name any popular tune from the 1920 to the 1950 era, and she can play it, and even remember the words. Her life has been enriched by travel--some wonderful trips to Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, Gt. Britain and Europe. And 13 winters in Arizona have left happy memories. Closer to home, many trips to the cabin at Lower Fishing Lake were of special pleasure for her. She often remarked that it was her favorite place on earth. With a comfortable home, a progressive community, caring friends and Laurie and Darcy not too far away, the decision to retire in Nipawin has proved to be the right one. On September 28, 2005 Pineview Lodge became her home in Nipawin. She resided in Pine Haven until August 2008 and then moved into the Lodge itself, after a fall left her unable to mobilize. Vi resided there for the remainder of her life. With family by her side, Violet Ready left this world to be with her Lord and her husband of 65 years. Vi was predeceased by her parents Lila and Brooks; brothers: Archie, Pat, Jack and Elmer Catton; sisters: Merla and Sadie Finlay and her husband Laurence Ready in 2006. Violet is survived by sisters: Alta Richardson and Arlene Holland; children Brian (Audrey) Vincent (Jodi) Ready and Cindy (Adam) Kaufman; Darcy Alex, Forest and Julia; Laurelle (Karl) Lauten Keri Neufeld, Kendra Kuss, Chris Devitt, step children Sara LeClair (Joe) and Sabrina Lauten; 8 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
- Edward Raymond, passed away peacefully on September 12th, 2007, with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Edward was born July 29th, 1924 in the Hanley area. The family then moved to Sandwith, SK. Edward was a loving and caring husband and father who worked hard to provide for his family all his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of 59 years; son, Garry (Connie); daughter, Debbie (Lloyd) Miller; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Raymond; granddaughter, Nicole Rector; parents, Henry and Annie; four brothers and three sisters. We love you and will miss you till we meet again. The family wishes to thank Dr. Stakiw and staff of St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit as well as the staff of the Cancer Clinic at the University Hospital, for the great care they gave Edward. At Edward's request there will be a private family service and inurnment at a later date. Arrangements in care of Sue Panattoni MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES.
- Lorna Jean (nee Haraldson). On March 27, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer, Lorna Jean Reimer passed away peacefully with loved ones by her side at Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. She is survived by her children, Erin and Jeremy; special friend, Gerry Brygidyr; parents, Jack and Neeta Haraldson (Hanley), Wendy (Ron) Obrigavitch of Prince Albert, Ed (Patti) Haraldson (Hanley), Charlotte Carroll, Toronto. Predeceased by her brother, Grant Haraldson. Lorna was raised on the family farm at Hanley and received her schooling there. She received her Occupational Therapy degree from University of Alberta and later her Masters Degree. She was working at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and was President of the Canadian Occupational Therapy Society for two years. A Celebration of Lorna's life was held at Robertson United Church, Edmonton.
- Irene Alice (nee Hunter), May 4, 1926 - December 15, 2007. Remember Irene when you are surrounded by the warmth of a loving family for, above all else, this is what she treasured. The family of Irene Alice Remmen (nee Hunter) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is saddened to announce her passing, which occurred peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit on Saturday December 15th, 2007. Irene is survived by Ivar, her husband, partner and best friend for the last 61 years. She is loved and will be missed by her children, Ray (Kerry), Gord, Larry (Doreen), and Barbara Remmen, and Val (Doug) Michasiw; grandchildren, Kari (Dewey), Tammy (Brian), Andrea (Brian), Laura, Bryan, Lane and Evan; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brooke. She is also survived by her loving sister, Yvonne (John) Nielsen; and by several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Irene leaves us to rejoin her parents, Art and Laura Hunter, and Ivar's parents, Tom and Anna Remmen; her brother, Ray Hunter and sister, Lucille Durward. Irene was born and raised in Hanley, where she met and married Ivar Remmen. While living in Hanley, Irene was an active member of Eastern Star and a member of Hanley Lutheran Church. The family moved to Saskatoon in 1967. She was employed part-time at The Bay where she made many lifelong friends. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where she was active in many of the church programs, including Altar Guild and weekly Bible studies. Irene was an avid supporter of all her family's sporting endeavors and rarely missed an event, always being the number one fan. Irene's family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Brodie, Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Stakiw and the nurses and staff of Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital, where they made our family feel like their family. We would also like to extend a very special thank you to Phyllis Schatz and Addie Loomes, whose compassionate care supported our Mother in her home. Irene was blessed with many visits, calls, prayers and cards from family and treasured friends, and the outpouring of love that surrounded her gave her much comfort. We'd also like to thank past and present Pastors of Redeemer Lutheran Church: Pastor Bruce Ehlert, Pastor George Hind, Pastor Rodger Nostbakken and Pastor Hugh Farmer for their unending support through Irene's illness. A Celebration of Irene's life will be held on December 20th, at 1:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 812 Preston Avenue.
- Sylvester Edward. The death of Sylvester Edward Repchinsky at the age of 75. March 14, 1933 Vonda, SK. September 9, 2008. Sylvester farmed at Hanley for 40 years, and retired in Delisle. Sylvester is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; and his children: Dale of Hardesty, Alta, Ken of Mossely, Alta, Carol Weiler (Philip) of Saskatoon, Sharon Coutts (Jim) of Elk Ford, BC, Jeff (Tracy) of Outlook, Michelle (Stu) of Saskatoon; as well as Ruth's children: Randy Hoffman (Janie) of Saskatoon, Rick Hoffman (Terrie) of Regina, Rocky Hoffman (Barb) of Chilliwack, BC, Deanna Fountain (Morley) of Kamloops, BC, Brad Hoffman (Donna) of Pense, Kim Hoffman of Unity and thirty-two grandchildren, two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Julius (Ruth) of Camrose, AB; sister, Regina of BC. Sy was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Delina; sister, Rose; wives, Rose and Alice. Sy began his career on the family farm near Vonda. In 1955 he married Rose Baschuk. In 1956, Sy and his wife Rose made their home on a farm near Hanley for 40 years raising six children. Sy was a man of many skills and interests. He was an accomplished welder fabricator, inventor and carpenter. He enjoyed riding horses, fishing, dancing, and many great memories with the kids. In 1989 Sy married Alice Adams and continued farming until 1994. In 1994 Sy sold the farm and moved to Outlook where he lived for several years before marrying Ruth in 1998 now adding another six kids. In 1999, they relocated to their new home in Delisle where they resided until his passing. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Saskatoon Full Gospel Church (2410 Haultain Ave.) with Pastor Terry Noel officiating. Interment to follow at Hanley Cemetery.
- Verness Helen (nee Hollinger). On December 6, 2005, Verness Reynolds of Melville passed away at St Paul Lutheran Home in Melville at the age of 90. Verness will be sadly missed by her son, Brian (Melanie) Reynolds of Victoria; her daughter, Patricia (Larry) Taylor of Edmonton; four grandchildren, Kimberly(Travis) Shumka, Kristy Reynolds, Kendra (Jonathan) Compton, Kyle (Miranda) Taylor and two great grandchildren, Jarron and Kayson Taylor. She is also survived by her brother Roy (Nancy) Hollinger, and sister in law, Shirley (Les) Hollinger. Verness was predeceased by her husband, Kirk; her sister Carroll (Morley) Lee and brother Les Hollinger. Verness was born on July 7, 1915 in Hanley Saskatchewan and lived there until 1925 when the family moved to Moose Jaw. In 1935, she attended the Moose Jaw Normal School where she met her future husband, Kirk. They were married August 17, 1940 and were together for 56 years until Kirk passed away in 1997. Verness belonged to the order of the Eastern Star, formerly the Victoria Chapter of Melville and she held the offices of Worthy Matron, District Deputy of the District and Grand Representative of Saskatchewan to Florida. Verness will be remembered for her musical talent, kindness to others, cheerful smile and love of people. A funeral service will be held at First United Church, Melville on December 14, 2005 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangments are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.
RICHARDSON - Alta Pearl Richarson, of Hanley, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at Oliver Lodge in Saskatoon, on December 9, 2012, at the age of 95 years and 51 weeks. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family in the celebration of her life to take place at the Hanley United Church at 1:00 p.m. on Friday December 14.
ROSCOE - Ramona Louise (nee Rankin) passed away on April 30, 2011 at the age of 82. Ramona was predeceased by: her parents Alvin and Minnie Rankin, her husband Bill and two siblings, Phyllis (Bill) Shepley, and Don (Betty) Rankin. Ramona is survived by: daughter Roberta, Calgary AB, and sons Jim, Calgary AB and Roger, Regina SK. Also three sisters: Deanna (Harry) Larson, Marjorie (Don) Makow and Marie (Phil) Harlow, one brother Bill (Ellen) Rankin all of BC. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Stella Mihalcea, Betty Rankin and numerous nieces and nephews on the Roscoe & Rankin family trees. Born in Broderick SK on September 22, 1928, Ramona spent her early years in Hanley SK before moving to North Battleford to obtain her Psychiatric Nursing Diploma at the Saskatchewan Hospital. After moving to Regina to continue her nursing career at the Regina General Hospital Ramona met and married Bill Roscoe July 25, 1959. She left her nursing career to raise her family and support her husband in his business, Roscoe Enterprises Ltd. Ramona actively volunteered many years with the DCRC (Daughters of the Canadian Romanian Club) and greatly enjoyed the fellowship of all the members. While not musical herself, Ramona appreciated this talent in others. She also enjoyed watching figure skating and following the exploits of the characters on the soaps. After the passing of her husband, Ramona moved to Marian Chateau and with declining health to Parkside Extendicare where she passed away peacefully. A special thank you to Susan Schrader whose love and affection to Ramona are deeply appreciated.
RUDD - Viola Ethel (nee Haight) passed away at her residence at Oliver Lodge on the morning of Thursday, April 12th, 2007. Mom was born six miles South of Hanley on the family farm on June 21st, 1915. She lived most of her life in Saskatoon and worked in the classified department of the Star Phoenix for 14 years, retiring December 24th, 1981. After her retirement she enjoyed travelling and spending time with family. When mom was 79 years old, she wrote her life story and had it published for her children and grandchildren. Viola will be forever loved and remembered by her sons, George (Shirley), Barry (Clara); daughter-in-law, Yvette Rudd from Swift Current; seven grandchildren, Cindy, Joanne, Lorelei, Douglas, Darcy, Kerry, Wendy; 18 great grandchildren; two great great grand-children; and her sister-in-law, Fern Haight. She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Ethel Haight; six brothers, Harry, Floyd, Alvin, Charlie, Howard and George; sister, Beulah; husband, Gordon (1967); son, Gordon (1981); granddaughter, Brenda Peterson (2006) and great grandson, Shaun Smith (2007). The family would like to thank Oliver Lodge for the care they gave mother in her last year. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21st, at 2:00 p.m. from Riverbend Church of God (306 Saguenay Drive) with Pastor Keith Blackmore presiding. Mom's final resting place will be at Woodlawn Cemetery with dad, at a later date.
RUITERS - Tanya Lillian Ruiters (1972 - 2010). It is with profound sadness that the family announces the tragic death of Tanya Ruiters. Tanya was born in Kitchener, Ontario, raised in Pool's Cove, Newfoundland. She is survived by her loving husband, Roy, their three wonderful daughters Lorraine, Katrina, and Chantelle; her mother Lorraine; Stepfather Claude Bond; grandmother Rena Burton; twin sister Tara (Archie) and sister Dana (Wade); nieces Nakeita, Kayla, and Sherri, and nephew Jordan. Tanya has numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins back in Newfoundland. Roy, Tanya, and the girls made their home in Hanley, Saskatchewan. A service of remembrance will take place on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium, on Hwy 11 south at Prairie View Road.
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- Isadore, April 4, 1930 - October 19, 2006. Isidore passed away peacefully with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Colonsay, SK where he grew up and farmed until 1960. He moved to Hanley to farm from 1961 to 1993 and then retired to Saskatoon in July 1993. Isidore was a strong, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. His family, especially his grandchildren as well as his friends were very important to him. His grandchildren always brought a smile to his face. His passions in life were square dancing, old-time dancing, playing cards, hockey, curling and baseball. Isidore is loved and remembered by his wife Lynne; his children, Shirley Sander of Saskatoon; Brendan Sander (Heather Chyz) of Shields; Loralee Sander of Saskatoon and Allison Sander (Nigel Dietz) of Edmonton; grandchildren, Hunter, Shayna and Tori Sander; step children, Earl (JoAnne) Lewis of Toronto and Guy Lewis of Summerside, PEI; siblings, Jack (Hilda) Sander; Ned (Marge) Sander; Sr. Genny Sander, SMS; Mary (Chris) Schaan all of Saskatoon, Loretta Carson of Wetaskawin and Tony (Barb) Sander of Saskatoon; sister-in-law Magdelina Bruner of Saskatoon and brother-in-law Ted Steckler of Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his first wife Cecilia (nee Schmidt); parents, Baldaser and Martzelena; brothers, Pius (Amy), Walter and infant John; sisters, Edith Steckler; Hilda (Frank) Steckler and Monica and Katie Sander. Vigil for Isidore will be held on Sunday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 23rd at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Monsignor Len Morand as the celebrant. Both services from St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church (1902 Munroe Ave.). Following a reception, the Rite of Committal will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery in Kenaston, SK.
- Daniel A. Sarich died peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on November 8th, 2006. Dan was born in Hanley in 1927. He is loved and remembered by his wife of 45 years, Josephine "Jo"; and three daughters, Sheila (Mark) Tracey and their children Waverly, Teagan and Ronan; Nancy (Shayne) Ferguson, and children Abbey, Elise, Ireland, Jenna and Luc; Lois (Frank) Eibl and Jake; sisters, Katie (John) Sekulich; Diane (Ray) Young; Margaret (Matt) Tomyn; Nora Sarich and sisters-in-law, Agnes Sarich and Margaret (Ted) McHale. Dan was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Frances Sarich and brothers, Stanley and Henry. Vigil for Dan will be held on Sunday, November 12th, at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father Ray Senger as the celebrant. Both services will be held from St. Francis Xavier Parish (222 Willow St.). Following the reception the Rite of Committal will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Helen Emily (nee Smith) Hardy Sarich. We sadly announce the passing of our mother, Helen Emily Sarich on January 1, 2007. She leaves to mourn, her children, Lorraine (Jim) Walmsley, Lil (Tom) Wright, Lawrence (Marj) Hardy, Laurie (Debbie) Hardy, Lois (Bernie) Derdall, Linda Hardy and Philip (Carol) Sarich; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; also other family members. She was predeceased by her husbands, Alex Hardy 1955 and Peter Sarich 1981; and her oldest son, Leonard Hardy 1992. The Celebration of Helen's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Lutheran Church, Hanley, SK. Interment family plot Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK.
- Louis (January 22, 1928 - March 10, 2011). The family of Louis Sarich wish to invite friends and family to a graveside memorial and interment service on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in St. Andrew's R.C. Church in Kenaston. Lunch will follow at the Hanley Community Centre, Hanley, SK.
- Peter Sr. of Davidson, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at age 88. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Katie (Sekulich) Sarich; four children, Sylvia Palmer (Cal), Betty Smith (Rick), Peter Sarich Jr. (Carol), and Patrick Sarich (Carol); 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and all other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his infant son, Bobby Allen; parents, John and Palona. Peter was born and raised on the farm east of Hanley, SK, where he attended Crescent View School. He lived and farmed in the Bladworth area for many years. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Peter's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Both services held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK. Rev. Fathers Francis Geraldo and Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Anna (nee Klassen) passed away on Monday, March 28th, 2005 at the age of 91 years. Surviving are her children, Mary (Art) Dyck, Leona (Floyd) Richards, Henry (Ann) Schellenberg, Bob Schellenberg, Sharon (Maurice) Marchildon; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Stewart; brother, Peter (Arlene) Klassen; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dick; parents, Heinrich and Anna (Rempel); brother, Henry Klassen and sister, Susan (Jake) Peters. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. from First Mennonite Church (418 Queen St.), officiated by Pastor Arnie Fehderau and Pastor Esther Petkau. Interment will follow at Hanley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
- Phyllis (nee Rankin), born in Hanley in 1926, passed away July 26 at age 78 in Belle River Ontario. Predeceased by her husband, parents and brother Don. Lovingly remembered by her three children, six grandchildren and great grandchild. Also, sister, Ramona (Bill) of Regina; brother, Bill (Ellen); sisters, Deanna (Harry); Marje (Don); Marie (Phil); and sister-in-law, Betty, all of BC.
-Roald Sletten of Hanley, Sask, age 81 passed away suddenly on Monday, March 19, 2007 at his residence in Hanley, Sask. The celebration of Roald's life funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the graveside, Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, Sask. Pastor Ken Finnestad officiating. All are invited to join with the family for lunch and fellowship at the Hanley Lutheran Church Hall following the committal.
- Doris Verna Stangland (October 12, 1931 - March 14, 2011). Doris age 79 years passed away on Monday, March 14, 2011 at Circle Drive Special Care Home. Funeral Service will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the Hanley Cemetery.
- Lars passed away on Friday, April 9th, 2010, one week before his 79th birthday, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born on April 16th, 1931 to John and Bronla Stangland in Hanley. He attended Sunny Valley and Hanley Schools. Following high school he worked for sometime in construction before renting his Uncle Nel's farm and becoming a full time farmer. In 1961 he married Doris Carson. In 1972 he became the Rural Municipal Administrator for the R.M. of Morris in Young, SK as well as continuing to farm the home farm. He retired from the R.M. in 1992. Lars loved the land and continued to farm until a year ago when his health wouldn't allow him to continue. Lars was a devoted husband and in later years was a constant caregiver to Doris. They moved to Saskatoon when Doris required dialysis. Lars was a kind, gentle, generous and patient man always putting others before himself. Lars is survived by his wife, Doris; sister, Eleanor Hunt; brother, Ken (Kathleen); brother-in-law, Gordon (Maureen) Carson and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many cousins in North Dakota and Norway. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Finnestad presiding. Interment will follow in the Hanley Cemetery.
- Lloyd Keeler. With heavy hearts we regret the passing of Lloyd on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Left to cherish the memories are his wife of 61 years, Dorothy (Dodi); his children, Janice Manson, grandchildren Leah and Peter Manson, Rick (Pam) Strouts, grandchildren Jason (Cheryl) Strouts, great-grandson Keeler, Sharman (Dan) Woynarski, great-grandson Hayden, Margo (Randy) Miller, grandchildren Crystal and Ryan, Carol (Mick) Ireland, grandchildren Kyle and Aaron, Jim (Sharon) Strouts, grandchild Kailey, and son Mark Strouts. Lloyd is also survived by sisters, Margie (Arlo) Larson and Lily Jeanolte. He was predeceased by his father, Gordon; mother, Lily Mae; brothers, Turner, Harley and Howard; sisters, Evelyn and Mary. Lloyd was born on the Strouts homestead west of Hanley December 14, 1915. After helping on the farm, he joined the RCAF along with one brother Harley and went off to war, being stationed in England. After returning from the forces he settled in Saskatoon, where he joined Bowman brothers later Acklands and worked in Saskatoon, Outlook and finally Prince Albert. After retiring from Bowman brothers (Acklands) he found he had some time on his hands, so he worked at P.A. Correctional for a number of years. After retiring the second time Lloyd and Dodi moved back to Saskatoon. Many happy times were spent at the lake, first at Christopher Lake for many years, then at Pike Lake. Lloyd was a veteran and legion member of the Saan Branch Legion. He was a good volunteer, a cub, scout, and venture leader. He was an avid Quaker, Blades fan even when he moved to Prince Albert and Blades season ticket holder for many years. He was a friend to all who met him, a kind, generous, caring man who will be missed. We Love You Dad. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Trinity United Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lorraine Harkness officiating. A special thankyou to the nurses at Palliative Care at City Hospital.
- Elerd Arnold, July 12, 1925 - November 8, 2006. Elerd Arnold Stubson passed away November 8, 2006 at the Outlook Pioneer Home. Elerd was 81 years of age. He was born on July 12, 1925 and raised on the family farm north of Glenside, SK. He attended the Golden Meadow School and started farming on his own in 1950 in the Hanley District. Elerd married Lily Johnson of Port Coquitlam, BC on April 4, 1954. Elerd was a member of the Spring Creek Lutheran Church. He then joined the Hanley Lutheran Church where he was head usher for many years. Elerd retired from farming in 1992. Elerd and Lily moved to Outlook, SK. There they were involved with the Outlook Lutheran Church. Elerd is survived by his loving wife, Lily; also cousins, other family members and friends. Elerd was predeceased by his mother, Emma; and his brother, Emery; also aunts, uncles and cousins. The Celebration of Elerd's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hanley Lutheran Church, Hanley, SK with Pastor Kenn Finnestad and Pastor Dan Haugen officiating. Interment family plot Spring Creek Cemetery.
- Stanley Douglas Suderman was born in Rosthern, SK April 11, 1921 and passed away peacefully on Sept. 18th, 2004 after a brief illness. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, brother Norman (Lois) Suderman; sisters, Hilda (Lawrence) Olson, Sadie Holiday and Florence Olson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Hilda and Abram Suderman; sisters, Irene Suderman, Dora Halonen and Leona (Ernest) Knock; brothers, Herb, Amos, Abe, and Don Suderman. Stan spent the majority of his life farming and ranching which he enjoyed. He also served in World War II in the Air force with pride and service to his country. In his latter years Stan retired from the farm and resided in the town of Hanley, SK till his health failed. A private family graveside will be held September 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hanley Cemetery conducted by Pastor Randy Seib. The family viewing will be held Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Mary Catherine 'Kay' (nee Harbor) July 20, 1923 - September 2, 2009. It is with sadness and thanks for a life well lived that we announce the death of Kay on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009. Kay grew up on a farm east of Hanley and went to Bell Rock School. She married Jim Suttie in 1949 and they farmed and raised their family in the Gilead District near Hanley. Her energies were devoted to her family, farm and community. When they moved to Hanley in 1974, she became more involved in the UCW, Legion Auxiliary, Hanley Seniors (where she lead the exercise group for 20 years) and golfing. Kay was predeceased by her husband, Jim in May 1998; brother, Stanley Harbor in WWII; sister, Doris Toles; brothersin-law, Lyle Ballard and Bill Suttie. She was also predeceased by her special friend, Nellie Fusee. She is survived by her four children, Marjorie (Danny) Moore, Joyce (Neil) Armstrong, Marvin (Cindy) Suttie, Don (Deb) Suttie; nine grandchildren, Curtis (Amanda) Moore, Tannis Moore (Mark), Kristy Armstrong, Landon Armstrong, Nicole Suttie, Tracy Suttie, Jade Suttie (Devin), Kelsey Suttie, Taryn Suttie and one great grandchild, Bethany Moore. She is also survived by her sisters, Nellie Ballard, Helen (Rolf) Remmen; brother-in-law, Allen (Lillian) Toles as well as many nieces and nephews. The family sincerely thanks the staff and volunteers at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre for their loving care of Mom during the past 19 months. A Celebration of Kay's Life will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Hanley United Church. Interment at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
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- Gail Tanner (March 19, 1956 - May 3, 2009). The family of the late Gail Tanner is extending an invitation to all family and friends to join them for The Memorial Service in celebration of Gail's life on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley Lutheran Church, Hanley, SK.
- Edwin, April 22, 1928 - October 29, 2005. Edwin Thall, of Hanley, SK, age 77 years, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Edwin is survived by his loving family, wife, Margaret; children, Dwight (Cathy) and family, Tyler, Ryan and Jace; Darla (Rod) Holland and family, Craig, Caylin and MacKenzie; Carla (Fred) Pethick; also brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Edwin was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Hilda Thall. The Celebration of Edwin's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hanley Centennial Community Center, Hanley, SK with Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis officiating. Interment at a later date.
- Margaret. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret Thall of Hanley, SK on Monday, September 3, after a brief illness. Marg was predeceased by her husband Ed in 2005. She leaves to mourn her loving family, son Dwight (Cathy) Thall and their children Tyler (Ashley), Ryan (Courtney) and Jace; daughters, Darla (Rod) Holland and their children Craig (Lauren), Caylin (Rebecca) and Kenzie (Dane); and Carla (Fred) Pethick; also numerous family members. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th in the Hanley Centennial Hall. Rev. Andrew Appledore officiating.
- Clarence (November 28, 1932 - June 24, 2012). It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Torguson, age 79, announce his peaceful passing at the Luther Special Care Home on Sunday, June 24, 2012, with his loving wife by his side. Clarence is survived by his loving wife Gerry, sister Lorraine Austman, brother Wes Torguson, brother-in-law Bill (Carol) Wick, sister-in-law Lorraine (Gerry) Cooper, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jens and Aago Torguson, sister Anne Leonard and brother-in-law Stan Austman, father and mother-in-law Olaf and Elizabeth Wick. A very special thank you to all the special care givers on the 2nd floor at Luther Special Care Home for all the loving and extra special care given to Clarence. The Celebration of Clarence's Life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Hanley Centennial Hall, Hanley, Sask. with Rev. Andrew Appledore officiating. Interment family plot Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, Sask.
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- Maria "Marie" Florinda (nee Lawrence) Brandt Vaale. The death of Maria (Marie) Florinda Vaale occurred on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at her residence at the age of 96 years. She was born at Hanley, SK on February 10, 1912, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Lawrence. Marie received her education at Hanley Public and High Schools, and later graduated from Teachers' College (Normal School) at Saskatoon. She taught school at Hanley (rural) and Foam Lake. In 1937 she married Ernest J. Brandt and they lived in Foam Lake and Balcarres before moving to Outlook in 1947. The death of her husband, Ernest, who was a Superintendent of Schools for the Outlook School Unit, occurred in November 1966. In 1973 Marie married Torbjorn (Tom) O. Vaale and they continued to live in Outlook. Following the death of her husband, Tom, in 1983, she moved to Saskatoon in June of 1984, and made her home there. Marie received the Lord Jesus Christ as and for her personal Saviour and Lord after moving to Outlook. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church, taking part in choir, Sunday School, Lutheran Church Women, and also various community activities. She commended to the Lord, her son Jack (John) Brandt of Calgary; two step-daughters, Mary Kjorven of Red Deer (AB), and Doris Brown of Saskatoon; one step-son and his wife, Donald and Marion Vaale of Prince George (BC); sister Ruby Lawrence, (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA); sisters-in-law, Nina Brandt (Regina), Bernice Lawrence (Hanley), Gerda Lawrence (Hanley); as well as nieces and nephews, grandchildren and other dear relatives and friends. During most of her years in Saskatoon, she was a member of Saskatoon Christian Centre where she experienced spiritual growth and enjoyed rich fellowship and many blessings. Interment will take place prior to the Service on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Outlook Cemetery, Outlook, SK. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the Saskatoon Christian Centre, 102 Pinehouse Drive with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating.
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- Hazel Phyllis passed away at Luther Care Home on June 27, 2008 at the age of 82 years. She is lovingly survived by her children: Don (Dee) of Saskatoon; Gary of Saskatoon; Pat of Saskatoon; Ken (Donna) of Warman; numerous grandchildren; special friend, Joan Bedient; brother, Elwood; sisters, Louise and Lillian. She was predeceased by her husband, Orville. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Martens Warman Funeral Home, 402 Central St. W., Warman, SK with Pastor Hugh Farmer officiating. Interment to follow at the Hanley cemetery.
- Kathleen was born January 14, 1914 and passed away peacefully on Thursday December 10, 2009 in Saskatoon. She is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Thanks to the kind staff at Extendicare. Cremation will take place with no Funeral Service as per Kathleen's request. Burial will occur at a later date in Hanley Cemetery.
- Darlene (May 20, 1948 - February 10, 2013). It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many. Surrounded by her family, Darlene passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. Darlene and Wayne were married on March 19, 1966 and made their home in Hanley. Darlene worked as an administrator for the R.M. of Rosedale for 36 years, retiring in 2009. Darlene was active in her community, auditing books for many different organizations. She enjoyed gardening, coffee with friends and playing cards with her grandchildren. She was a great baker and anyone fortunate enough to have tasted her home made buns can attest to this! She also enjoyed "road trips" going to the farm at Hawarden to 'check the crops'. Darlene was predeceased by her parents and father-in-law. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Wayne, her loving children Tracy (Tod) and Trent (Christine). She was a proud grandmother to Alix, Austin, Brandon, Nicholas and Tyler. She will be dearly missed by her sisters Darcia MacGillivray (Bill - deceased), Valerie Persoage (Randy), Lorna Swanson (Bill) and Connie Chuley (Garth). She will also be missed by her mother-in-law Gwen Walker, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. At Darlene's request a private family service will be held, with interment to follow at a later date. The family invites relatives and friends to join them for lunch and fellowship at the Hanley Centennial Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday February 16.
- Veronica "Vera" Katherine (nee Sarich). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Veronica (Vera) at the age of 82 on Thursday, March 27th, 2008. She passed away peacefully in her sleep while a resident at Central Haven Nursing Home. Mom was born on December 27th, 1925 to Martin and Mary Sarich at Hanley, SK. She attended school in the Hanley district and shortly after completing school she moved to Saskatoon where she went to work at Co-op Dairies. It was there that she met the love of her life Cecil. They were married on May 21st, 1949. They were blessed with three children, sons, John and Ken and daughter, Donna. Mom enjoyed many years working at Eaton's and made many, many friends while there. Mom was a very good athlete, playing various sports. Her favorite was bowling, which she enjoyed with her friends in the Monday Night Ladies league at the KG Bowl. Mom's passion was supporting and cheering on her children and grandchildren in all of their sporting events and always offering a wise word after every victory, or more important, after a loss. Her love of sports led her to become a billet for the Saskatoon Blades. For 10 years she took care of "her boys " as if they were her own. Players felt lucky if they were to land at Mrs. Was's house. After a particular player went on in life and got married, he sent Mom a note telling her that his new wife was thrilled he knew how to wipe the table properly, a skill she taught him during his years with her! Mom had a wonderful sense of humor, a love of music and was a terrific host to anyone that ever stopped by. Above all else she was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. Mom was predeceased by her son, John in 1974; and her husband, Cecil in 1975. Also predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary Sarich; in-laws, John and Ellen Wasden; and brothers, Mike and John Sarich. Mom is survived by her son, Ken, wife Leanne, grandchildren, Taylor and Kelsie, all of Saskatoon; as well as daughter, Donna, of Saskatoon. Also left to mourn mom's passing are her sisters, Anne (Kelowna), Eva (Saskatoon), Mary (Davidson), Kitty (Bladworth); brother, Louie (Saskatoon); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Central Haven Nursing Home for their care and compassion shown Mom during her time there. The Memorial Service will take place at Saskatoon Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 1st at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the W. A. Edwards Family Centre.
- Donald Alexander Watkins, of Hanley, SK, age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Donald was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna; and his parents. Donald resided in Hanley for 20 years. Donald was a very keen and avid soccer fan. Don also enjoyed gardening and Don loved to watch the English T.V. programs. At Donald's request there will be no Funeral Service.
- Raymond Edwin, October 23, 1925 - August 25, 2006. Ray Whyte of Hanley, Sask. age 80 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Ray is survived by his loving family, wife Helen, children, Kathy (Denny) Shaw, Brian Whyte, Sharron (Marlow) Nadeau and Mavis Whyte; grandchildren, Jeff (Krissy) Haines, Jason (Fay) Haines, Alissa (Mike) Booker, Megan Booker (Curtis), Dylan Nadeau and Kallie Nadeau; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members; three brothers, Harold (Pat); Glenn (Ingrid) and Roy (Debbie); sister-in-law, Van Whyte. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Bob and Vergie Whyte; sisters Rita (Bert) Clarke and Bernice (Homer) Kendal and brothers Floyd and Andrew (Ida). The celebration of Ray's Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Elaine MaClaughlin officiating at the Hanley Centennial Community Hall, Hanley, Sask. Cremation to follow with a family interment at a later date.
- Hilda. The passing of Hilda Wick of Outlook and formerly of Hanley, occurred peacefully at the Outlook Union Hospital on September 9 after a short battle with cancer. Hilda was born on May 25, 1920 on a farm north of Broderick, the fifth of eight children born to Jorgen and Ingeborg Wick. She was predeceased by her parents, Jorgen and Ingeborg and all her siblings, Aasta (in infancy), Lars, Olaf (Elizabeth), Marie Lee, Reuben (Mary), Clarence (Shirley), Joyce; a nephew, Marvin Lee; greatniece, Candace Williams; and a great, greatnephew, Jared Cooper. Left to mourn her loss are her brother-in-law, Ken Lee and sister-inlaw, Florence Wick of Outlook; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Funeral Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hawarden, SK on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Forbes officiating.
- Nora (nee Wintringham), born February 13, 1915, went to join her husband of 59 years, Otto Wiegand (1995) and her identical twin sister, Nina Cook (2006) on June 10, 2006. Nora's family (Wintringham) came to Canada in 1926 from England and settled in Hanley, SK. In 1936 she married Otto and started their family with little money and big dreams. They moved to Calgary, AB in 1947 where they realized their first dream, a home of their own. Otto provided home after home to help them towards a mortgage free home and Nora worked at sewing, knitting and crocheting as well as delivery driver for Pinders Drugstore and presser for Star Cleaners. In 1954, they moved to Hinton, AB where Otto was involved in building houses for the Pulp Mill. Nora opened Valley Style Shop a ladies wear, she loved meeting and talking to people and she got to know everyone in town. In 1960 they moved to Castlegar and then finally to White Rock, BC. They retired to Langley, BC in 1971 to raise Arabian horses, one of Nora's dreams. In 1992 they moved to Olds, AB to be near their daughter. Through all the moves and hardships of life Nora's creative ability shone. She learned to sew and made all the clothes for her three young children. She learned to knit and crochet (this became her love) the finer items for her daughter and herself. She would pick flowers and acorns to create beautiful pictures and arrangements. But she loved to play cards and crib and she would chuckle to herself when she won. She was diagnosed with Alzheimers when they moved to Olds. She showed her true spirit and zest for life right to the end. She gave her friendship to those who wanted it, her heart to those who needed it and her youthful spirit to all. She will be missed and remembered by her three children, Earl Wiegand, Doug/Sally Wiegand and Doris/Ken Stephenson; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister; and many nieces and nephews. Remember her with a smile.
- Hendrika (nee Vandenheuvel). The passing of Hendrika occurred peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Saskatoon City Hospital at the age of 65 years. Hendrika was born September 17, 1942 in Holland and came to Canada when she was fifteen. She married Adwin Wilson on April 11, 1963 and they shared an inseparable marriage of nearly forty-five years. Hendrika was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who believed in the value of family and sharing all she had with those around her. She is survived by her loving husband, Adwin Wilson; children, Hendrik, Tom, Dina (Martin) Bradley, Tamara (Kris Kristjanson), and Sandra. Hendrika is also survived by her grandchildren, Adam Wilson, Angela (Chris) Graves, Danielle Bradley, Tyler Bradley, Anthony Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Alex Wilson, James Kristjanson, one great grandson, Jason Graves; as well as sisters, brother, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Hendrik and Dina Vandenheuvel; sister, Aaltje Vandenburg; and parents in law, Tom and Clara Wilson. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 905 Taylor Street East, Saskatoon, SK officiated by Rev, Marvin Mountney. Interment will take place in Hanley Cemetery, Hanley, SK.
- Jack Wesley (January 8, 1937 - October 16, 2009). It is with sadness to announce the sudden passing of Jack at St. Paul's Hospital. Jack is dearly loved and remembered by his wife Lauraine; son, Stephen Winik (Jacquie); daughter, Deanna Kunz (Kevin); six grandchildren, Tara, Robin, Derek, Jenise, Jessica and Cody; one great grandson, Noah; one brother, Victor Winik (Janet); three sisters, Terry Sleep, Nadine Chupik (Willy); Jerry Winik (Ron), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years followed by a number of years with Federated Co-op before his retirement. Jack enjoyed the quiet times working around the yard, evening pool games with close friends, or drives out to the countryside to observe the wilderness. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:00 p.m. from the Hanley Cemetery. Special thanks to the physicians, nurses and staff at all three Saskatoon hospitals that cared for Jack.
- Clifford Harvey (August10, 1918 - March 3, 2013). Clifford Harvey Wood passed away peacefully at Sherbrooke Community Centre - Veteran's Village on March 3, 2013, at the age of 94. He was born in Saskatoon and grew up on the family farm east of Hanley, the eldest of six children. He attended Blue Hills School. On December 20, 1939, he married Lila Ballard and together they bravely set out in their Model A Ford for a life long journey of travel, hard work and adventure. Stelco Steel in Hamilton, Ontario employed him until he was drafted into the Canadian Army in 1943, and sent overseas with the Irish Regiment. Upon his discharge he returned to Lila in Hamilton. There he began his very successful home-building construction company. In 1955, with three young children they returned to Saskatoon residing in the Avalon neighbourhood. The family farm was also purchased at this time. Clifford chose to use his carpentry skills in a very rewarding way by becoming the manager of the sheltered workshop for the Sask. Council for Crippled Children and Adults, now known as the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. This career spanned 35 years and he was highly respected and remembered. Upon retirement dad had a few projects on his wish list and so he crafted out of his favourite medium, wood, his and mother's urns, and a grandfather clock for each of his three children. Dad loved his children, his wife and his God. He always said he was "Top notch - running on all eight". Despite the onset of dementia, he was always able to say a grace at every meal until the day he died. He was proud of his Irish heritage, his military service and of being Canadian. Predeceased by his brother Jack Wood, sisters Wilma Wood and Joyce Krutop, brothers-in-law George Haight, Jack Gullacher, Melvin Ballard, Lyle Ballard, sisters-in-law Jeannette Ballard, Gladys Ballard, Irene Ballard and Alice Wood. The death of his son-in-law Dr. Ross Gerrity in 2008, was a very difficult time for Clifford as he was in early stages of dementia and Ross's absence was always noted. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Lila (Ballard); his three children, Wendy Gerrity (Rob Johnson) of Augusta, Georgia, Barry Wood (Bev) of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Jill Reid (Derby) of Elstow, SK. His much loved grandchildren include: Bryce Wood of Prince George, B.C., Bindi Wiernicki (Vince) of Hawaii, Carly Gerrity (Josh Rowsom) of New York, Norrie Reid (Todd Ferguson) of Saskatoon, Brennan Reid of Saskatoon, Brianna Gerrity (Alan Barber) of Las Vegas. He was delighted to know his great-grandchildren: Justin Reid, Bayleigh and Sydney Wiernicki, Olivia Lamb, Zachary and Zane Wood, and Mila Rowsom. Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters Fern Haight of Hanley and Mary Gullacher of Humboldt, brothers-in-law Earl (Elaine) Ballard and Elmer Ballard, Saskatoon and sister-in-law Nellie Ballard of Hanley plus numerous nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sask. Abilities Council. A Celebration of Clifford's Life will take place on Monday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a later date.
- Eunice Lillian (nee Libke) passed away peacefully on January 24, 2010 at Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon. Eunice was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Wunsch in 1982; infant daughter, Penny Lee in 1957; parents, Henry and Lily Libke; brothers, Melvin Libke, Elmer (Tom) Libke, Lawrence Libke; sisters, Elsie Beaumont, Selma Jackson and Gladys Corbin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Maxine Libke, Norm Beaumont, Elmer Jackson, Ace Corbin, Ben and Florence Wunsch and Elmer and Theresa Wunsch. Eunice is survived by her son, Jud (Rhonda) Wunsch, granddaughters Treana Wunsch (Mike Gill), Sacha (Jamie) Whalen, Stacey (Mike) Hertz, Lindsay Wunsch (Mike Dale); brothers, Lester Libke and Lloyd (Gwen) Libke; sistersin-law, Anne (Melvin) Libke, Anne (Tom) Libke and Hazel (Lawrence) Libke; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eunice was born on the Libke family farm south of Dundurn on December 21, 1914. She married Gordon Wunsch in 1943, they resided in Hanley and farmed until Gordon passed away suddenly in 1982. Eunice continued to live in their home in Hanley until the fall of 2006. Because of poor health, she moved to a special care facility in Saskatoon. Eunice loved curling and cooking for her family and friends (grandma cookies were her specialty!) and looking after and being around her four granddaughters who she was so proud of. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hanley United Church or Circle Drive Special Care Home, Saskatoon. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanley United Church, which will be officiated by Rev. Andrew Appledore.
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- Evelyn J. (nee Mawson), of Medicine Hat, AB, beloved wife of the late Howard Eugene Young, passed away on Thursday, February 1st, 2007 at the age of 94 years. Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Kay Olson of Regina and Gail Thorimbert of Medicine Hat; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, many dear students and friends. Besides her husband, Howard Young; Evelyn was predeceased by one son-in-law, Lynn Thorimbert; her parents, John and Elizabeth Mawson; her mother and father-inlaw, Ulric and Maude Young; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Rite Shaw, and Robert and Mary Young. Evelyn was born on April 11th, 1912 in Hanley, Saskatchewan and attended school at Dundurn. She furthered her education at Normal School in Saskatoon and began her teaching career in the Dundurn area. After teaching there for a few years Evelyn moved MacDowell and later to Prince Albert where she continued her teaching career. Following her retirement in 1971, she settled in Victoria before making her final move to Medicine Hat in 1998. Evelyn married Howard Young on July 23rd, 1934 at Waterloo, Ontario. She was very active in her community and enjoyed volunteering with the Ladies Aid and School Organizations. She will be truly remembered for her love of family, friends and shopping. The Funeral Service was held in Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, February 5th, 2007, at 3:30 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment has taken place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
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- Thelma C. (nee Suttle), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, peacefully passed away on January 26, 2007 at St. Paul's Hospital after a struggle with heart and lung disease. Thelma was born August 25, 1928 at Phipin, SK (near Wilkie). Thelma is survived by her loving husband, Andrew, of 55 years; daughter, Andrea (Garry) Katelnikoff; son, Craig (Karen) and family Cory (Tamie), Curtis (Tennille), great grandchildren, Brennon, Austin & Nicole; son, Maurice (Bev) and daughter Shannon; Son, Greg (Cathy) and family Bob (Brenda), Rhonda (Brian), Renaye, Rocky and great grandsons Tyler, Tucker, Tanner and Turner; son, Grant (Kelly) and family Stacey (Jamie) and Derek; son, Ted (Debby) and daughters Amanda, Christina, Larissa, Natalie and Rebecca; daughter-inlaw, Elaine and granddaughter Jennifer and great grandchildren Michael, Megan, Gracie and Faith; Uncle Jiggs and Aunt Kay Carter and family; Andrew's sisters, Cecailia, Louise, Rosaleen and Hilda; special friend, Agnes; Also numerous relatives and friends. Thelma was predeceased by her son, Michael; her parents, Wilfred and Opal; and step father, Harry. Also Andrew's parents, Mike and Mary; sisters-in-law, Katy and Frances; brothers-in-law, Dewey, Emil, Tony and Gabriel. Thelma completed her schooling in Saskatoon and took part in ladies softball. Then went to Normal School and taught at rural schools. Then on July 19, 1951 she married Andrew and lived on the farm at Hanley, SK. She raised six children and enjoyed flowers, gardening, cooking, baking, travelling and mostly enjoyed her crafts and sewing. Special thanks to the staff at St. Paul's Hospital. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Monday, January 29, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Thelma's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK.
- Victor Michael Zdunich of Hanley, SK, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2004 in a Saskatoon hospital. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. The celebration of Victor's life Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment, family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. Victor is survived by his loving family; wife, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Blanche Loberg and Wynnie Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and other family members.