Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Daniel "Dan" age 74 years, late of Regina, SK and Holdfast, SK, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Dan leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Josephine; children, Sharon (Dave) Holliday, Jim (Brenda) Ackerman, Sandra (Michael) Harazny, Barry (Chris) Ackerman, Beverly (Keith) Hiller, Daniel (Brenda) Ackerman; grandchildren, Sharlene Holliday (Kevin Tonita), Sheryl and Michael Holliday, Leah Holliday (Fiance, Todd Gatto), Dean, Brett, and Riley Ackerman, Mark and Kendal Harazny, Natasha and Dylan Ackerman, Jordan, Brendon and Kelsey Hiller, Matthew, Janna and Andrew Ackerman; great grandchildren, Kayden and Haley Tonita, Avery Hargrove and London Gatto; sisters, Anne Loveday, Dorothy (Steve) Eberts and numerous other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Margaret Ackerman; 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Dan and Josephine farmed at Holdfast on the family homestead. Our family was always his source of pride, even as we challenged and were challenged by each other. His tears marked each special event of our lives and we accept them now as a cherished memory and a blessing. We wish to say "Thank You" to all who offered us their support and prayers during this stage of our journey as a family. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 22, 2005 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK with Rev. Joseph Ackerman and Rev. Arnulfo Sison as Celebrants.
- Mary Katherine (nee Kohler) passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2004 at the age of 92 years. Formerly of Chamberlain, SK, but recently residing in Regina and Mill Bay, BC, Mary is predeceased by her husband Philip Ackerman in 1993, grandson Philip Polard, brother Peter Kohler; sisters: Agnes Huber, Susan Ackerman, Matilda (Tillie) Ackerman. She is survived by a brother William (Bill) Kohler; sons: Wilfred (Vivian), Orville (Ellie), Joseph (Arlene), Edward (Mary Lou); daughters: Eileen Batza (Garnet Harmon), Jeanette Polard (Jacques); and lovingly remembered by her many grandchildren: Lori Gottselig (Colin), Lyle Ackerman, Leland Ackerman (Shelley), Bradley Batza (Carmen), Leanne Thompson (Paul), Charleen Caumanns (Nick), Loreleen La Porta (Cosimo), Jeremiah Polard; Jeffrey Ackerman (Andrea), Brent Ackerman (Monique), Philip Ackerman (Tammy), Jason Ackerman (Colleen Burke); Trevor Ackerman, Jennifer Ackerman, Christopher Ackerman; Amber Ackerman, Ryan Ackerman; great grandchildren: Ashley Gottselig, Derrick Gottselig; Baylee Batza; Jake Thompson, Ally Thompson; Katherine Caumanns, Isabelle Caumanns, Alexandra Caumanns; Matteo La Porta; Josh Ackerman; Jenna Ackerman, Devan Ackerman; Amy Evans, Kevin Evans, Justin Evans. Mary was born and raised in the Holdfast area until she married, and lived, farmed and raised her family in the Chamberlain area until retiring in 1977 in Regina. Visitation for all will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2004 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service Mass will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Samaritan Parish Centre, 425 Broad Street North, Regina.
- Elsie Emma (nee Maerz). On August 25, 2006, Elsie Emma Allen, late of Benson passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 80 years. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, William and Helene Maerz; sisters: Christine (Mike) Engh, Frieda (Peter) Steinhauer, Emily Maerz, and Edna Neurauter; brother John Maerz, and one brother and sister in infancy. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 58 years, Dean Allen and their daughter, Joan (Rudy) Hanelt of Benson and one brother, Wilfred (Barbara) Maerz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elsie (nee Maerz) was born October 10, 1925, on the farm near Holdfast. She grew up in a family of six siblings: Christine, Frieda, Emily, Edna, Wilfred and John; brother John died in 1939. She worked along-side her sisters on the farm when she was old enough. Elsie graduated from grade 12 in Holdfast and from Normal School in Moose Jaw, teaching in the Olmstead School District from 1945 - 1948. On July 7, 1948 Elsie married Dean Allen in Midale. After marriage, she became a homemaker and worked beside her husband in the farming operation in the Viewfield District for 58 years. Elsie loved music and played the piano 'by ear', was an avid reader, and loved playing cards and visiting with everyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed travelling, making regular trips to BC to visit her sister, along with two special vacations, in 1988 on a Yukon/Alaska tour and in 1993 to the Maritimes. She was a member of the Viewfield United Church Ladies Aid, until they disbanded. She was always ready to lend a helping hand for social functions within the area such as: Christmas parties, baking for Auction Sales, Funeral lunches, Bridal Showers, and welcoming families into the area. She celebrated many special events in her life such as the birth of her daughter in 1950, their 25th Anniversary with an open house at the farm, her 65th Birthday tea held at her daughter's home, their 50th Wedding Anniversary with coffee and cake at the farm house with friends and neighbours, and her 80th Birthday supper in Stoughton with family and friends. Elsie will be greatly missed by her family and close friends. She had a good life but worked very hard for everything she had. God knew that she would rest easier with Him than having to continue the struggle here on earth. Funeral Services were held Thursday, August 31 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Stoughton with Rev. Brian Ast Officiating and a tribute to Elsie was given by Marvin Shauf. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Active Pallbearers: Martin, Doug and Marven Engh, Trevor and Wesley Maerz, and Marvin Shauf. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
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- Thelma (nee Everett) May 30, 1918 - May 6, 2014. Thelma passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her husband Floyd in 1996; parents, Lucy and Charles Everett; brother Charles; sister-in-law Ethel; and sisters, Dorothy Everett and Evelyn Rowe. Thelma is survived by her daughter Ilona (Ed) Nant of Moose Jaw; son Dr. Duane Barber (JoAnne Rea) of Calgary; four grandchildren, Shannon (Mel) Drake of Moose Jaw, Shawn (Jennifer) Nant of Moose Jaw, Jennifer (Mark) Brayford of Saskatoon and Erin Barber (Riley Day) of Saskatoon; great-granddaughters, Amanda Drake of Moose Jaw, Brooklynn Nant of Moose Jaw and Halle and Hayden Brayford of Saskatoon; great-grandsons, Austin Drake of Moose Jaw, Kolby Nant of Moose Jaw, Hawkins Brayford of Saskatoon and Sullivan Day of Saskatoon; and her nieces and nephews. Thelma was born and raised on a farm in the Holdfast area. She moved to Regina in 1938 where she was employed with Simpsons. Thelma was a member of the Eastern Star for several years. She married Floyd in 1942. Her greatest joy was her family. She was most proud of their accomplishments. Thelma loved to spend her summers at the beach with her family at Echo Lake in the QuíAppelle Valley and her winters in Florida. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the medical and nursing staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their excellent care during her hospitalization. At Thelma's request, a private funeral service will be held for the family.
- Robert George. In loving memory, we mourn the death and celebrate the life of Robert George Benson who passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Sunset Nursing Home in Regina, SK. Bob was born to Martin and Irene Benson at Fosston, SK. He resided and worked in the Holdfast, SK area for about 48 years. Bob will be sadly missed by his sister, Dorothy of London, ON and brother-in-law Gordon Smith of Kenora, ON, numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Irene Benson; sisters, Violet Larson and Florence Smith; brother, Louis Benson and brother-in-law, Jesse Larson. A Memorial Service will take place at the Fosston Evangelical Free Church at Fosston, SK on Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. William Dyck officiating. Interment will follow in the Fosston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Sunset Extendicare Nursing Home, 260 Sunset Dr., Regina, SK, S4S 2S3. Thank you to all the nursing home staff for their wonderful compassionate care and to all his loyal friends.
- Angelina (nee Ell) passed away at Parkside Extendicare on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1965; infant son, Charles in 1944; brother and sister-in-law, Henry (1965) and Mary (1959) Ell; sister and brother-in-law, Katherine (1997) and Peter (1980) Bitz; and sister-in-law, Margaret Ell in 2001. Angelina is survived by her brother, John Ell; two sisters, Mary Dunford and Amelia Roche; four daughters, Monica Anklewich of Delta, BC; Sister Marie Bitz of Saint John, NB, Angela (Bill) Schluchter of Regina and Gwen (Ken) Schmidt of Vancouver, BC; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Angelina was born in Sedley, SK in 1910 and moved to the Holdfast district in 1912 with her parents and two siblings. In 1935, Angelina married Frank Bitz and they farmed in the Holdfast district until 1958 when they moved into Regina. Angelina has resided at Parkside Extendicare since 1999. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Sister Mel Hruska presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank all the staff at Parkside Extendicare for the care given to Angelina for the past eight years.
- Ila Jane (nee Duke). On Thursday, January 1st, 2004 Ila Jane, late of Regina Pioneer Village, and formerly of Holdfast, SK passed away at the age of 88. Ila was born in the Dummer district to Llewelyn and Bertha Duke on December 19th, 1915. Predeceased by her husband, Clem Bitz (1996); her parents; her brothers: Adam (age 4), John, Thomas (in infancy), Ted and Ralph; and her sister, Garna Schulz; Ila is survived by her children: Dayle (Carol) Davison, Kelowna, B.C., Shirley Pattyson (Wendle Stange), Vernon, B.C., Don Davison (Mary Aspen), Regina, SK, Sharon (George) Gieni, Moose Jaw, SK, Glenda Church, Regina, SK, Gary Davison, Regina, SK, Wayne (Laura) Bitz, Calgary, AB and Kelly (Derick) Williamson, Regina, SK; 21 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sister, Audrey Schuett and brother, Welly Duke of Truax, SK and their families; numerous nieces and nephews; inlaws and many friends. The eldest of nine children Ila grew up on the family farm and attended Maple Slope School; and also taught Sunday School there. In 1933 she married Glen Davison of Dahinda, SK and lived in Worchester and Rouleau, SK where they raised 6 children. Ila and her family then moved to Regina where she owned Ila's Beauty Salon. In 1963 she moved to Holdfast, SK and in 1968 married Clem Bitz and raised 2 more children. She continued to hair dress and was involved in the Catholic Church, the C.W.L. and the Legion Auxiliary. In 1995 due to ill health they moved to Regina and in 1996 Ila moved into Pioneer Lodge where she resided until her passing. Prayers will be held on Sunday, January 4th, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 5th, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holdfast, SK with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery, Holdfast, SK.
- Magdalena Helen (nee Zentner) passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at the Pasqua Hospital following a brief illness. Magdalena Zentner was born in Findlater, SK on December 15, 1919. She married Frank Boehm in 1939. They briefly lived in the Dilke district, and then moved to the Holdfast district where they farmed until retirement. Following her husband Frank's passing in 1998, she moved into Lumsden Park Manor. Magdalena was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Pauline; sister Sadie; daughter Pauline Daly and granddaughter Michaeleen Boehm. Left to cherish her memory are her children Joseph (Rina), Mike (Carol), Maryanne, Rudy (Donna) and Danny (Lorraine) and son-inlaw Terry Daly. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Rose and Josephine (Harold) Schultz; brothers Mike, Andy (Margaret) and Lawrence; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral mass will be held at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 190 Schell Avenue, Holdfast, SK on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Neil Osiowy, celebrant.
- Evlynn Lillian (nee Zenzeluk) April 19, 1937 – May 9, 2015. It is with sadness the family announces Evlynn's passing. Evlynn was born on the family farm in Holdfast, SK. She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Elizabeth Zenzeluk; sisters Jean (Peter) Metz, Ann (Lloyd) Moffatt, Kay (Joe) Kasper; brother John (Helen) Zenzeluk; sister-in-law Helen Zenzeluk; brothers-in-law Harold Schaible, Vic Mahood and daughter-in-law Cindy Boyd. Evlynn is survived by her children Barry Boyd (Diana Zhang), Georgia (Stewart Boswell) Boyd, Bryan Boyd; grandchildren Michelle (Mark) Gray, Kirby, Kelsey and Michael Boyd; great-grandchild Mikah Rich; sisters Mary Schaible of Abbotsford and Tina Mahood of Vancouver; brother Steve Zenzeluk as well as numerous relatives and cherished friends. A private family service will be held.
- Mary Louise (nee Schmitt) born October 5, 1913 in Newton, Illinois, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Carrot River, Saskatchewan on June 30, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Henry Schmitt and his wife, Mary (nee Spetch), her husband, Floyd Bradshaw, her brothers, Joe and Bill Schmitt, her sister, Helen Penner, and her grand-daughter, Lisa Bradshaw. She is survived by her sons Blaine (Janet) Bradshaw, Fred (Terry) Bradshaw, and daughter, Jean (Neil) MacLean, grandchildren Scott Bradshaw, Laureen (Chris) Kent, Morgan and Gina Bradshaw, Heather (Richard) Scholz, and Jaqueline MacLean (Gary Gareau). Greatgrandchildren are Piper and Odin Kent, Mark, Andrew and Paul Scholz, and McKenna and Achala Gareau. She is also survived by her brother, Henry (Bertha) Schmitt, sisters-inlaw, Helen Schmitt, Penny Schmitt, Mrytle Stewart, Marguerite Samuels, Eileen Hrycena and many nieces and nephews. Mary immigrated to Canada with her parents at the age of eight months to Holdfast, Saskatchewan, where her father was a pioneer doctor. Following graduation, Mary attended Normal School in Regina, and the following year completed her A.T.C.M., a degree in piano. She then taught school at Torch River, Schmidtsburg and Arborfield, where she met and married Floyd Bradshaw. She soon began teaching piano, a career that spanned sixty-eight years. Mary was the organist/pianist for the United Church in Arborfield, until she moved with her husband and family to Carrot River in 1960. Her church family meant so much to her, and she continued to play in the Carrot River United Church until the time of her death. Mary also played for hundreds of weddings, funerals, memorial services and numerous special events. For over fifty years she faithfully attended music festivals at Nipawin and Tisdale. Everyone knew that when it was festival time Mary was unavailable! One of her joys in life was being with children, doing crafts, playing games, teaching them music, reading and just visiting with them. She was so proud of her grand-children, greatgrandchildren, nephews and nieces. Among other things, she enjoyed played Scrabble and cards, gardening and being involved in community life. She and Floyd travelled extensively until his death in 1981. Mary was always anxious to learn new things. During the last week of her life, Mary delivered" Meals on Wheels" twice and played for a memorial service. She will be missed by her family, many friends and community. A Memorial service will be held at Carrot River United Church on Wednesday, July 4, at 2:00 P.M. Mary's dear friend, Rev. Karen Mitchell, will be conducting the service.
- Albert Vincent Gabriel of Regina passed away April 18, 2009 at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by his loving wife, Loretta; parents, Michael and Rosa; sisters, Mary and Regina; brothers, Gabriel, Nicholas and Joseph, Albert is survived by two sons: Art (Jan) and children Sara and Emily and Tony (Deborah Gray-Owen) and children Krystal and David; sisters, Helen Kelly, Catherine O'Hara and Dorothy Amundrud; brothers, Rudy and Danny. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the compassionate care given by the nurses and staff at the Pasqua Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143, Regina S4P 3G7. There will be a private memorial service followed by an interment at Holdfast.
- Gabriel Michael. In sadness we announce the death of Gabriel Michael Burkart on December 4, 2008. He is survived by sisters Helen Kelly, Catherine O'Hara, and Dorothy Amundrud, sisters-in-law Ennis and Lillian, brothers Rudy, Albert and Danny and brother-in-law Jack O'Hara. He was predeceased by parents Michael and Rosa, sisters Mary Kosmonek, Regina Wildfong, and sister-in-law Loretta Burkart, brothers Nicolas, and Joseph, brothers-in-law Greg Kelly, Bert Kosmonek, Ellwyn Amundrud, Bert Wildfong, and niece Patricia Kelly. Gabe is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews as well as several grandnieces and grandnephews. Gabe was born July 8, 1918 on the family farm in Holdfast, Saskatchewan. Farming was his life. He served his country with the South Saskatchewan Regiment during WWII. He returned to farming in spite of a handicap sustained during service overseas. As a bachelor he cared for his mother in her years as a widow. He will also be missed by his friends on coffee row in Holdfast. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial and Sunset Extendicare in Regina for their care and compassion in the last year of his life. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later date.
- Josephine (nee Bank) of Holdfast, Sask. passed away on July 2, 2015 at the Lumsden District and Heritage Home in Lumsden, Saskatchewan after a valiant journey with multiple health challenges. Josephine was predeceased by her husband Gabriel Burkhart, father Walter Bank, mother Francis Bank, stepmother Rosa (Bank) Langelier, brothers Stanley Bank and Joe Bank, sister Florence Bank, and daughter-in-law Marlene Burkhart (nee Roberston). As a loving mother, grandmother and friend she will be sorely missed by her son Bryan Burkhart of Holdfast; daughters Lorraine (Lloyd) Chypiska of Regina, Loretta Bast of Regina, Sharon (Lloyd) Spencer of Saskatoon, and Shelly (Marvin) Smith of Calgary; six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren Cory (Rena) Bast of Toronto, Kyla (Brad) Herauf (Levi and Jesse) of Regina, Michael Spencer (Ethan and Jose) of Regina, Kyle (Shaylee) Spencer of Warman, Stacey (Jason) Burkhart (Bennett) of Regina and Amy (Joey) Deck (Presley) of Regina. Josephine is also survived by her brothers Frank Bank of Glenavon and Allan Bank (Ethel) of Calgary; sisters Victoria Ell of Moose Jaw and Veronica (Gus) Berjion of Assiniboia; stepbrothers Gabe (Denise) Bank of Regina, Bernie (Leanne) Bank of Regina, Andrew Bank of Regina; and stepsister Joan Konechny of Edmonton. Josephine was born and raised in Glenavon, and after her marriage to Gabriel they resided in Holdfast. She was the assistant librarian at the Holdfast Palliser Regional Library and retired from this position after twenty years of service. Josephine's richest treasure was her time spent with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren; their spontaneity, zest for life, laughter and love were her cherished gifts. A Celebration of Josephine's Life will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street, Regina, SK on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Vitalis Azike officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Regina.
- Nicholas Bernard. It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Nicholas on January 18, 2007. Nicholas was born at Holdfast, SK on September 9, 1924. He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters and one brother. Nicholas is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ennis; children Randy (Arlene), Mary (Kim), Rick (Meaghann), Garry (Connie), Donna (Mike), Laurel (Merrill) and Michael (Dail); nineteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
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- Edgar Vernon of Moose Jaw, formerly of Holdfast, passed away peacefully April 29, 2007, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born July 10, 1922 in Moose Jaw. Vern loved the land and all aspects of farming. His love of farming came from an early age growing up on the farm, as his grandparents had come to Saskatchewan in 1903 and began the legacy of the Caldwell farming operations. As a testament to the pioneers a road has been named after the family, Caldwell Road. Keeping with tradition, Vern's son Morley continues to carry on the family farm. Vern helped with the farm, for it was his passion until 2005. He was a World War II Veteran working as a Dispatch Rider and overseas he fought with the 83rd Company. He was a member of the Holdfast United Church, an avid member of the sports in Holdfast, a member of the Cosmo Club, and a season ticket holder of the Moose Jaw Warriors until 2006. Vern enjoyed his friends, joining them for coffee, playing cards, and being social. He was very well known and loved by all those that met him. Predeceased by his parents, Allen and Floss Caldwell, an aunt, Beverly Caldwell and husband (Paul Searcy), and uncle, Rex Caldwell. Vern will be very sadly missed by his wife of fifty-four years, Isobel; sons: Tom (Vicky) and Morley; grandsons: Ryan and Allen, sister, Elaine (Caldwell) Myrah and her husband Wes, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will be held.
- Harry Bernard (October 18, 1921 - December 28, 2004) passed away peacefully after a cancer-related illness. Our much loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and educator will be remembered and appreciated by his remaining family and his many friends. Harry is survived by his sister Helen (Einer) Vaagen, his brother-in-law Chuck Boskill, his two daughters, Sharon Costello and Dr. Maureen (Rod)Haberstock; Mary (Howard) McGregor who was as his daughter for many years, as well as his two grandchildren, Erica and Kevin Fensom, and godchildren Jane (Rob) Oswald and Michael Flynn. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Mary; his sisters: Marg (Eric) Butler and Eva Costello and brother Melvin Costello. Harry Costello was born into education in the teacherage at Lake Shore School at Holdfast, SK. Both his father Louis and mother Mary were involved in education, Louis having taught for over 52 years, and Mary acting as a school nurse. Harry gained from his parents a life-long commitment to education in Saskatchewan. Harry Costello attended Normal School in Saskatoon from 1941-1942, and then joined the RCAF, where he served as a radio operator until 1945. After WWII, he completed a BEd at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1949, Harry married Catherine Flynn, sharing 54 years of marriage until her passing in 2003. Harry continued military service as a Cadet Officer Instructor until 1962, helping an entire generation of Prince Albert youth, gain the skills and self-confidence they needed to succeed in life. Harry was a superb teacher, serving his community as a professional educator for over 20 years. He taught in a wide variety of environments, from one-room schoolhouses to large urban schools such as Prince Albert Collegiate, where he specialized in physics and chemistry, and served as assistant principal. He was very involved in fostering professional education throughout Saskatchewan, and was pivotal in improving working conditions and benefits for all Saskatchewan educators as an executive with the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation. Harry was instrumental in obtaining equal pay for nuns and in establishing the initial comprehensive teachers pension plan. Harry's commitment to education continued throughout his life, with Harry being awarded a Masters of Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 at the age of 74. His community involvement included Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Saskatchewan Retired Teachers Association. His love of family and commitment to education has been an inspiration to us all. The family would like to thank all the compassionate and professional caregivers who touched his life, especially the care workers at Sherbrooke Community Centre and the oncology nursing staff at the Royal University Hospital. The Funeral Liturgy celebration will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 1 p.m., with Monsignor Morand as celebrant.
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- Pauline (nee Boehm) was born and raised in the Holdfast area and passed away peacefully on March 17, 2007 after a nine-year battle with cancer. Her family originally lived on a farm, and then moved into Holdfast after her Dad retired from farming. Throughout school she was active in sports and in the community. Pauline graduated from the Schell School in Holdfast. After graduation, she moved to Regina and began working at IPSCO. Through her friends at IPSCO, Pauline met Terry and they eventually married on July 5, 1980. During that time, Pauline moved to a new job at the Bank of Montreal where she worked at numerous branches in Regina. In 1981, Pauline and Terry moved to the Terry's family farm. In 1987, Pauline and Terry were blessed with a son Brett. Pauline is survived by her husband Terry; son Brett; mother Magdalena Boehm; sister Marianne Parker; brothers Danny (Lorraine), Joe (Rina), Mike (Carol) and Rudy (Donna) Boehm and all their families; mother-in-law Sally Daly; brothers and sisters-in-law Maureen Daly, Susan (Tom) Wanner, Mike, Brad (Tanice), Kevin (Jennifer) and Jason Daly and all their families. She was predeceased by her father Frank Boehm and father-inlaw Gerry Daly. Pauline was a true friend to us all and she will be truly missed by those that knew her and loved her. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, March 23, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
- Arnold. Feb 21, 1921 - May 5, 2005. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Arnold Deibert on Thursday May 5, 2005, at the age of 84. Predeceased by his father Michael, mother Erna, brother Vernon, sister Helene Nystrom. Brothers-in-law John Heck, Conrad Fuchs, Frank Reich, Bud Peterson, Philip Grund, and sister-in-law Margret Grund. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Anne, his children Laverne, Daryl (Yvette) and grandchildren Brittany and Brayden, brothers Emil (Alma), Ivan (Cecile), sister Marcel Peterson, sister inlaws Ester Deibert, Mary heck, Francis Fuchs, Rose Riech and brother-in-law George (Fran) Heck, as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. Arnold was born and raised in the Allan/Colonsay area and later moved to Holdfast where he married Anne Heck in 1952. He enjoyed a career as an Electrician and was actively involved in farming with his two sons. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and always brought a twinkle to his eye. They were sure to always receive hugs and kisses as well money in their pocket. A celebration of his life will be held at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. church at Holdfast on Thursday May 11 at 10:30 A.M. Internment to follow.
- Anne (nee Heck) June 6, 1919 - Sept. 10, 2005. Anne Deibert of Holdfast passed away peacefully at Craik & Dist. Health Care Center at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her parents Raymond & Katherine Heck, her husband Arnold, sister Margaret Grund & brother John Heck, in-laws Vernon Deibert, Helene & Leonard Nystrom, Bud Petersen, Philip Grund, Frank Reich & Conrad Fuchs. Anne is survived by her loving family: children Laverne, Daryl (Yvette) & grandchildren Brittany & Brayden, brother George (Fran) Heck, sisters Fran Fuchs, Rose Reich; In-laws Ester Deibert, Marcelle Petersen, Emile (Alma) Deibert, Ivan (Cecile) Deibert, Mary Heck, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members. Anne was born & raised in Holdfast. She married Arnold Deibert in 1952. Her favorite pastime was her garden & flowers which she took great pride in. The Celebration of Anne's Life Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wed. Sept. 14th, at 10:30 a.m. from the Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, Sask. by Rev. Father Arnolofo Sisson. Internment family plot Holdfast Catholic Cemetery.
- Blanche Elizabeth (nee Gates). With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Blanche on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Jack, September 20, 1989; and infant grandsons Joseph and Gary Metz, August 31, 1989. Survived by her children Maureen and Jay Anderson and daughter Eva; Darryl and Agnes Dennis and family Aaron (Sherrie), Adam (fiancee Krista Millsap), Ryan and Elysse; Wanda and Greg Metz and family Paul, Krista and Nicolas. Brother Archie (Kay) Gates and sister Muriel (Frank) Morgans. Sisters-in-law Dorothy Duke and Hazel Edwards. Numerous nieces and nephews. Blanche was born to Irene Dennison and George Gates on September 30, 1923 in Readlyn, SK. She taught school at Crane Valley and Aberfelly before marrying Jack in 1952. The remainder of her life was lived in Holdfast where she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies Auxillary to the Royal Canadian Legion, Holdfast Palliser Library Board, Seniors Club, United Church and U.C.W. Mom, Grandma, Blanche will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Vic Thackeray, the nursing staff on 4C at the Pasqua Hospital and Erimus Personal Care Home for wonderful care. Memorial Service to be held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at 2:00 PM in the Assumption of the BVM Church in Holdfast, with Rev. Jamie Bushell, officiating (United Church).
- Paul "Bowser". With great sadness, Paul's family announces his passing. After a long, courageous, and hard fought battle with depression and anxiety, Paul succumbed to his illness & went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 27, 2009, in Holdfast, SK, at the age of 77 years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years Ruby; children Candice (Larry) Schiefner, Mark Dilschneider & Gail (Rick)Frohlick; grandchildren Whitney & Jilissa Schiefner; Taryn & Tyneal Frohlick; sisters Florence, Dorothy, Donna, & Darlene (Sherman); sister-in-law Norma (Kal); brothers-in-law Jim (Lynn), Don & Darcy (Debbie); numerous nieces & nephews; Paul was predeceased by his parents John & Ottilia, brothers Fred, Martin & Sy; sisters Kay, Sally, Marie, Pauline & Del; parents-in-law Clair & Stella Reid and brother-in-law Howie Reid. Paul was born on the family farm on April 2, 1932. He remained in Holdfast his entire life. Bowser was a hardworking man who started his own business when he purchased his first backhoe in 1965. He worked very hard to make Dilschneider Trenching the success it is today. People respected Bowser for his dedication and honesty. He was well known in all surrounding communities. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, & playing his guitar when he wasn't busy working. Many people will remember Bowser playing his guitar with his uncanny ability to sound like Johnny Cash. He loved his family very much and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 11:00 am at Assumption BVM R.C. Church in Holdfast, SK. Paul's family would like to thank Dr. Ahlijah, and all the nurses at the Regina G.H. for all their care and support.
- Fred Durfey of Holdfast, SK and formerly of Tugaske, Darmody, and Mortlach passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14, 2006 at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital after a short battle with cancer. The Funeral Service will be held at Minto United Church, 1036 Seventh Ave.NW., Moose Jaw, on Wednesday April 19, 2006 at 1:30 pm. Della Ferguson will officiate.
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- Regarda (nee Folk). On Tuesday, Novem ber 26, 2002 Regarda Eberle, late of Qu'Appelle House, Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 92 years. She was born in Holdfast, SK, married Adam in 1933 at Lajord and then later retired to Regina. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children Roland (Lil), Fred (Edith), Robert (Ann), Walter (Dorthy Merk), Marian (Raymond) Manz and Jeanette (Garnet) Hendry; daughters/sons-in-law Marlene Eberle, Katherine Eberle and Felix Klein; sisters Lena Leibel and Rose Sozoniuk, brothers Peter (Mary), John (Pauline), Con (Rita) and Ed (Delores); sisters/brother-in-law Betty Folk, Margaret Eberle and Stan Frohlick (Mary); twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regarda was predeceased by her parents Peter and Pauline Folk; husband Adam in 1970; daughter Mildred Klein in 1980; son Nick in 2001; granddaughter Rolanda Eberle in 1963; great grandson Auston Hendry in 1996; sisters Helena Folk, Theresa (Peter) Fuchs, Christina (Frank) Schatz, Katherine Folk, Evelyn (Matt) Wurm and Helen Frohlick; brothers Peter, Anton (Isbelle), Ben (Othila) (Rose) and Vincent; brothers/sisters-in-law Frances Folk, Pauline Eberle, Peter Sozoniuk, Joe Leibel, Chris/Helen Eberle, Nick/Pauline Eberle, Frank/Margaret Eberle, Max/Jene Deck and Joe Eberle. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 29, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg St., Regina, SK with Rev. L. Folk, celebrant. The Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be said on Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
- Dorothy Barbara (nee Ackerman) Eberts. On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Dorothy passed away peacefully at the age of 83 with her family by her side. Dorothy was born in Holdfast, SK. on November 8, 1928. She took a secretarial course at Balfour Tech but had to return to help on the family farm after the passing of her father. She married Steve Eberts in 1948 and raised her family on the Dundee area farm and later in the Town of Lumsden. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Steve and her parents; Frank and Margaret Ackerman. She was also predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters; Max Ackerman, Tom Ackerman, Rose (John) Anheliger, Chris (Mike) Klein, Jack Ackerman, Frank Ackerman, Sis Eberts, Mary (Len) Hazard, Sally (Joe) Ball, Dan Ackerman and infant Jerome Ackerman, as well as numerous in-laws. Also predeceasing Dorothy were sons-in-law Keith Korney and Kurt Stach. Mom is survived by her children; Richard (Glenny), Eileen, Bob, Arlene (Brian Krumm), Louise (Daryle Ramnes), Margaret (Vern Chypiska), 13 grand-children and 15 greatgrandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by her sister Anne Loveday, brother-in-law John Eberts, sisters-in-law Josie Ackerman, Daisy Schultz, Lizzie Geiss and Rosemarie Hubich. Dorothy devoted her life to her husband and family. Mom's proudest memories were of family gatherings at home and at the family cottage at Wee-Too Beach, SK. Dorothy was a woman of multiple talents; playing numerous musical instruments by ear, making something useful out of nothing, and preparing a feast for 10 people at a moment's notice. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lumsden Centennial Hall at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
- Katherine (nee Klein), late of Chamberlain, Sask. was born on May 6, 1912 in Holdfast, Sask. and died on Friday, October 19, 2001 at Craik and District Health Centre, Craik, Sask. Katherine was predeceased by her husband John; son Jacob; daughter Irene; parents Gustav and Angelina Klein; two sisters; eight brothers; five sisters-in-law and eight brothers-in-law. She leaves to mourn one son Edward (Luce) of Chamberlain, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two sisters Angeline (Arnold) Scherle, Mary (Julius) Shatkowski, six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, Sask. with Rev. L. Kaufmann OMI and Rev. F. Sebastian OFM, con-celebrants. Interment will follow in Chamberlain Community Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Monday, October 22, 2001 (tonight) at 7:30 P.M. at St. Anne R.C. Church, Chamberlain, Sask.
- Hazel Florence (nee Dennis) January 12, 2005 at Sunnybrook Veteran's Residence in Toronto, age 84. Hazel was born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan in 1920 to Ed and Tillie Dennis; sister of Jack Dennis and Dorothy Duke. Hazel joined the RCAF in 1941, working in radar in St. John's, Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by husband George Arthur Edwards, professor at York University in Toronto. Survived by daughter Bonnie Edwards, son-in-law Robert Brooks and grandson Michael Brooks of Guelph, Ontario.
- Alexander Lorne. The death of Lorne Ehman, born February 23, 1925, in Holdfast, SK, occurred at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on May 8, 2010. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public funeral or memorial service. After cremation, a private family interment service will be held at a later date. He was predeceased by his father, Alexander Ehman, in 1930; his mother, Denise Nadeau Ehman, in 1973; his brother, Gerald, in 1944; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Anne Dyck, in 1986. He is survived by his wife, Violet Haugen Ehman; son, Dr. Richard Ehman and wife Dr. Margaret Houston and their children Eric, Jeffrey and Katherine, all of Rochester, Minnesota; son Dr. William Ehman and wife Wendolyn Owen Ehman and their children Dylan, Morgan and Caitlin, all of Nanaimo, BC; daughter Susan Ehman and husband Thomas Dyck and their children Megan and David, all of Saskatoon, SK; and son Mark Ehman and wife Anne Campion Ehman and their daughter Carolyn, all of Vancouver, BC.
- Helen Marie, aged 80 years of Holdfast, SK., passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, SK. Father Felipe Faustino will be Presiding Celebrant. Helen was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, one sister and son-in-law, Jason Bisson. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Harold; son, Les (Dianne); daughter, Donna and her children, Ricki, Randall and Brooklyn; daughter, Diana and her children, Courtney, Jordan, Kylie and Jeremy; and numerous other relatives.
- John Edward. On Monday, January 8, 2001, John Edward Ehman, late of Holdfast, Sask., passed away at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Josephine, three brothers, two sisters and one son Ron. John is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Bernadette; children Clarence (Annette) Ehman, Linda (Bob Kennedy) Ehman, Susan (Doug) Measner, Laura (Gordon) Bell; grandchildren Shelly Ehman, Anita (Lawrence Lafontaine) Ehman, Leah (Mike Thomas) Ehman, Jaret Ehman, Tanya (Kelly) Griffith, Ryan Anderson, Carla Ehman, Dale Measner, Lisa Measner, Lindsay Measner, Kimberly Bell, Bryce Bell and Derek Bell; great-grandchildren Kelsey Schneider and Taylor Ehman. John was always very active in community and church activities. He enjoyed the company of friends and family and was always wanting to visit with his grandchildren. He was interested in all their activities. He enjoyed fishing but his favorite pastime was playing cards, preferably bridge. He once said if her couldn't play cards, he might as well be dead. He was quite able to play till the end and will be sadly missed by his card playing friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, Sk. with Rev. L. Kaufmann, OMI, Celebrant. The Interment will follow in the Holfast Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church.
- Matilda Theresa passed away peacefully on October 24, 2007. Matilda was born September 3, 1918 in the Penzance-Holdfast district and moved to Regina in 1969. Matilda and her twin, John were the youngest of 13 siblings. Predeceased by her loving husband, Gus and their infant daughter, Ann, as well as her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Elaine (Ken) Folk, Trent, Lonnie (Cody) son Aiden; Gerald (Charlotte) Ehman, Chad (Kelly), Dana; Marlene (Ron) Robertson, Devin (Jen), sons-Carsen and Brady, Craig (Deanne) son Cale, Natalie; Valerie (Jerry) Taylor, Joel, Brett, Megan; Loretta (Darrell) Nelson, Melissa son Dreiden, Michael, Aaron; Sandra Propp, Adrea and Jeffrey. Mom's life centered around her family. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom held a special place in her heart for all us as we do for her. We'll miss you, Mom! Service to Celebrate Matilda's Life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Peter's R.C. Church, 100 Argyle Street., with Rev. J. B. Okai, Celebrant. A private family graveside service will follow. Special thanks for all the care and compassion from the staff of the Lutheran Care Home.
- Maureen Ehman of Edmonton, AB., passed away peacefully, on September 10, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Maureen will be forever remembered by her children: Dan (Barb), Don (Tina), Wayne (Diana), Sheila, Pat, Kevin (Elvie) and Kathy (Kyle). Also by her sister, Frances; grandchildren, Dawna, Leah, Kurt, Shayne, Terra-Lynn, Ryan, Jody, Melinda, Colin, Sean, Andrea, Connor, Mya, Ryley and Danica; three great-grandchildren and numerous other friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur; parents William and Mary; brothers Joseph and Patrick; and granddaughter Melissa. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Misericordia ICU unit for their compassionate care of our mother/grandmother. A Prayer Service will be held this evening, September 15, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Neil Osiowy, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Jack Ehmann (1924 - 2011) It is with great sadness and grief that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away on Friday, March 18th. Jack was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Julia Ehmann, in-laws Philip & Elizabeth Schropp, two grandsons Christian Johnson and Grant Dornian, son-in-law Wayne Dornian, sister Bernadette Wiands, sisterin-law Clara Schropp, brothers-in-law John Dayne, Jack McDonaugh, Roy Selinger, and nephew John Dayne Jr. Surviving him are his loving wife of 59 years, Katherine, four sons, David (Pat), Ken (Lorrie), James (Leanne) and Donald, three daughters, Connie Dornian, Lynn (Darrell) Baiton and Laurie (Leighton) Johnson, sixteen grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sisters Hellen McDonaugh and Rita Dayne, brothers-in-law Harry Wiands, Leonard Schropp and Alfred Schropp, sister-in-law Pauline Selinger, and many nieces and nephews and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Sunset Extendicare for the compassionate care Jack received. Prayers will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue. Funeral Services will be held in the Holdfast R.C. Church of the Assumption of the B.V.M. on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at Holdfast R.C. Cemetery.
- Rose (nee Thauberger), formerly of Dilke, SK. It is with deepest sadnessthat Rose's family announce her passing on Friday, February 1, 2002 at the age of 89 years. She passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital with her family at her side. Rose was predeceased by her parents Peter and Marie Thauberger; her husband Ferdinand Eisworth; infant sons Peter and Andrew; daughter Theresa; brothers Alex, Andrew and Peter Thauberger; sister Susan Huber; and sons-in-law William Jaeger and Duane Jolley. Left to cherish her memory are her children Laura Jaeger of Regina, Marie (Bud) Gemmell of Bethune, Agnes (Richard) Ackerman of Chamberlain, Ronald (Ruth) Eisworth of Penticton, Sharon (Gary) Webb of Las Vegas; grandchildren Deborah (Jean) Loiseau, Pam (Leo) Metz, Ronald (Shauna) Gemmell, Jacquie Ackerman, Patrick (Donna) Ackerman, Leanne (Jim) Carey, Carla Eisworth, Christine Webb and David Webb. Rose also leaves eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; brother John Thauberger of Toronto; and sisters Claire Woolsey and Sister Agnes Thauberger, S.S.A., both of Victoria. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 at 10:00 AM in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK, with Rev. Lester Kaufmann omi, celebrant.
- Clemens. On November 26,2007 Clemens "Clem" Ell, late of Holdfast, Sask. passed away at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 84 following a short illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Sebastian and Maria Ell, a sister Catherine, and brothers Ralph, Sebastian and Ignatz. Clem is survived by two sisters; Sr. Mary Ell (Sisters of Charity) and Bernadette (Ehman), one brother; John (Kay), and many nieces and nephews. Clem attended University for three years and worked in Toronto for one year. When he returned home, he began his farming career, which spanned the balance of his life. Two years ago, he moved into Holdfast where he retired. Clem was active in sports and enjoyed baseball, curling and golf. He continued to golf until he required a hip replacement and then resorted to watching his favorite sports on television. He was also very active in the community and was happy to support the local businesses. For many years, he provided a scholarship to Schell High School graduating students. The family would like to thank the First Responders from Holdfast, and the wonderful doctors and staff at the Pasqua Hospital Emergency, Surgery, 4D, ICU, and Dr. Casey. Prayers will be held on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 pm. at Lee's Funeral Home Chapel. A Celebration of Clem's life will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m.at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, Saskatchewan with Rev. Neil Osiowy, celebrant. Internment will follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- John Karl. On Monday, April 20, 2009 John Karl Ell passed away at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility at Imperial, SK at the age of 96 years. Dad was predeceased by his wife of sixty-two years, Margaret (2001); his parents, Karl and Katherina; brother, Henry; sisters, Kathern, Angelina and Mary; John is survived by his daughter, Ardell (Brian) Bartle and their children Sandy (Russ) Stewart and their children Andy, Samantha, Sharlett and Shantel; Lynn (Reg) St. Laurent and their daughters Isabella and Gabrielle; and their son Curtis Bartle and his son Tyler; his sister Amelia Roche; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John farmed all his life. He and Margaret retired in 1980 in the village of Holdfast. He spent his time gardening, puttering in the garage, yard work, trips downtown and feeding the town stray cats in his garage. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast with Rev. Neil Osiowy presiding. Interment in Holdfast R.C. Cemetery. Thanks to Dr. Rysbergen and all the staff for the excellent care dad received at LLVIF over the past fifteen months and all the homecare he received while he was in his own home.
- Margaret (nee Bitz). The death of Mrs. Margaret Ell aged 87 years of Holdfast, Sk., occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial on Wednesday January 3, 2001. The Funeral Mass will be held in Assumption B.V.M. Church in Holdfast on Saturday January 6th at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. Father Lester Kaufmann. Interment will follow in Holdfast Catholic Cemetery. Prayers will be held at 8:15 p.m. Friday January 5 at Assumption B.V.M. Church. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, John and Anna-marie Bitz; sister, Rosina Folk; brothers, Peter, John, Frank, Nick and Ben. She is survived by her loving husband John, a daughter, Ardell (Brian) Bartle, Reina, Sk., 3 grandchildren, Sandy (Russ) Stewart, Regina, Sk., Lynn Bartle, Vancouver, B.C., Curtis Bartle, Cranbrooke, B.C., 5 great grandchildren, Andy, Samantha, Sharlett, Shantel and Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Raphael "Ralph" Charles. On November 24, 2005, Raphael (Ralph) Charles Ell, late of Arbor Oaks Personal Care Home, Regina, passed away at Grace Hospice at the age of 93 years following a recent battle with cancer. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Agatha, son Lyle Ell, parents Sebastian and Maria, a sister Catherine and brothers Ignatz and Sebastian Ell. He is surivived by his son Eldon (Gretta Lynn) Ell; their children Michael (Heidi Hung) and Adelaide, Cory (Marlene) and Cameron; daughter Grace (Dave) Gottselig, their children Heather (Clark) Bezo, Dean Gottselig, Todd (Stacey) Gottselig and Taylor, Andrea (Casey) Ward and Alexyn, Allison (Ryan) Gallagher, Ryan (Tara Wright); daughter, Donna Kramer (Louis Gendre) and Melissa Erickson and Dustin; daughter-in-law Polly Ell, her children Darren, Kevin, Collin Ell and Tiana and Austin. Ralph, known to many as Uncle Ralph or Grandpa farmed in the Holdfast area until his retirement to Holdfast. He moved to Regina in 2002. He enjoyed his outings to the casino, playing cards, watching sports, especially his children and grandchildren and having his family around him. Ralph was a honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be remembered by his love of licorice allsorts; his bright smile which was apparent right to the end. The family would like to thank Olive Quesnel and the staff of Arbor Oaks; Dr. Clein, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Dr. Cheryl Zagozeski and associates, Family Medicine Unit, Regina Pasqua Hospital and Grace Hospice, William Booth Special Care Home for their compassionate and caring interest for Ralph during his illness. A Visitation for family and friends will be held in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask., on Monday, November 28, 2005 from 2:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. A Mass in celebration of Ralph's life will be held on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd., N., Regina, Sask. with Rev. Brad Fahlman, celebrant. A family graveside service will be held at Holdfast Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday, November 29, at 11:00 A.M.
- Sebastian Pius. On September 16, 2002, Sebastian Pius Ell, late of Holdfast,Sask., passed away at William Booth Special Care Home at the age of 83 years following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Sebastian and Maria Ell, a sister Catherine and brother Ignatz. Sebastian is survived by two sisters, Sr. Mary (Sisters of Charity) and Bernadette (Ehman) and three brothers Ralph, John and Clem and many nieces and nephews. Sebastian farmed for many years and was active in the community. He especially enjoyed repairing small equipment and doing woodworking in his retirement years. He was known in the community as "Mr. Fix-it" by young and old alike. He lived in his own home in Holdfast until he was hospitalized in November 2000. In December 2000 he was admitted to William Booth Special Care Home where he made many friends among both residents and staff. The family would like to thank Dr. Fouche Williams and Dr. Patrick Duffy and the staff of William Both Special Care Home for the professional care and kindness they provided to Sebastian. A Memorial Service to celebrate Sebastian's life will be held at William Both Special Care Home, 50 Angus Road, Regina at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2002; friends and family are invited to attend and reminisce with the residents and staff. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, Saskatchewan with Rev. Frances Sarmiento Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Christine Ida (nee Maerz) passed away October 25, 2002. Christine was born June 30, 1914 at Holdfast, Sask., she married Mikael Engh and lived in the Holdfast and Alyesbury district until they moved to Regina in 1961. In 1983 Mikael passed away and Christine lived in Regina til 1991 then moved to North Battleford until 1996 when she moved to Lady Minto Health Care Center in Edam, Sask. She is survived by her four children Martin of Campbell River, B.C. and his children Lyle, Trevor and Tanya (Rick) Carol. Daughter Helen (Morris) Sobool, Peachland, B.C., her daughter Melanie. Douglas (Anitra) Calgary, A.B. and his children Dwayne, Derrick and Charla. Marven (Linda) Livelong, Sk. and their children Carie-Lynn, Lea-Ann (Jeremy) Gates. Christine's brother Wilfred (Barbara) Maerz, sisters Elsie (Dean) Allen, Frieda Steinhauer and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Mikael and brother and sisters Emily, Edna, John, Joanne and Arthur and grandson Brent Sobool. Funeral services to take place Friday, November 1, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sk. with Pastor Bob Leison officiating.
- Theophil "Ted" Nov. 3, 1910 - Aug. 16, 2005. The family of Ted Euteneier of Holdfast, SK announce the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather & friend at the age of 94. Predeceased by daughter Jody Klemmer, he is survived by his loving wife Phyllis; Children: Hope Woodhead, Debbie Ubell (Wayne), Joan Church (Richard), Ted Euteneier (Tina) & Kelly Jones (Darryl). Grandchildren: Glenn, Jill & Davin Church, Nellie, Tawny & Micheal Ubell, Travis & Trisstan Euteneier, Ashton Klemmer, Valerie, Wendy, Leslie & Dean Woodhead & Alexa and Carter Jones as well as a Great Granddaughter Bailey Forsythe. The Funeral Service will be held in The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church in Holdfast, SK on Friday August 19, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Mr. Gary Keefe officiating. Interment at a later date.
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- Joseph Leo. After a long courageous fight, Joseph Leo Fahlman passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 9, 2002. Joe was born March 30, 1929. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Sussana Fahlman; brothers, John, Ronald and Gerald; sisters and brothers in law, Sister Amanda, Chris (Ken) Ken Measner and Len Lorenz. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Mona; three sons, Doug (Janet), Allan (Sharon), and Geoff (Lori); seven grandchildren, Aaron, Garth, Robyn, Becky, Alana, Amanda and Trevor; sisters, Mary (Otto) Sabo of Calgary, Evelyn Ehman of Craik; sisters in law, Marlene Fahlman and Helen Fahlman both of Regina; brother in law, Frank (Iris) Beahm of Sask. Beach. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was an active farmer in Dilke community until he retired and moved to Holdfast. He enjoyed playing cards at the Pool Elevator and also enjoyed crib tournaments. Joe was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He also served on many local boards. Joe will be dearly missed by all of his family. Joe's family would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the staff at the Parkside Extendicare Nursing Home for the care and compassion given to Joe. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast Cemetery.
- Sister Amanda Agnes. The death of Sister Amanda Agnes Fahlman (Sister M. Antoinette) Of Ruth Ross Residence, occurred at the residence on Sunday October 15, 2000. Born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan, she was a daughter of John J. and Susan (Thauberger) Fahlman. She entered the Sister's of Charity of the Immaculate Conception on July 11, 1931. Sister Fahlman taught in Holdfast, Saskatchewan; St. Joseph's School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and St. Anthony's and St.Clare's Schools in Vancouver, B.C. Following her retirement from teaching, Sister Fahlman did remedial work in school, as well as serving in the parish religion program. She was involved in pastoral ministry in Hope, B.C. until her retirement to Ruth Ross Residence, Saint John, N.B., in 1989. She is survived by one brother, Mr. Joseph Fahlman, of Dilke, Saskatchewan, two sisters, Mrs. Mary (Otmar) Sabo, of Calgary, Alberta, and Mrs. Evelyn (Fred) Ehman, of Craik, Saskatchewan, one aunt, Mrs. Ida Gaudet, Hayward, California, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Mrs. Christina (Kenneth) Measner, Mrs. Helen (John) Harle, Mrs. Rita (Frank) Beahm, and Mrs. Elizabeth (Philip) Selinger, and three brothers, Mr. Gerald Fahlman, Mr. John Fahlman, and Mr. Ronald Fahlman. Resting at St. Vincent's Convent, 31 Cliff St., from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Ten o'clock. Interment will take place in the sister's plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
- Daniel. The family of Daniel Folk sadly announces his passing on February 10, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Daniel was born, raised and spent his life farming in the Holdfast area. His life's goal was to produce a good crop every year. Daniel worked very hard all his life to provide for his family. In his earlier years, he was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, hockey and golf. He rarely missed an opportunity to go ice fishing. Later he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in their many sporting activities. Daniel was well read and enjoyed learning about a variety of different subjects. This aided his ability to discuss any issue with a willing adversary. Daniel's memory will be greatly cherished by his loving and supportive wife of 42 years, Bertha, his daughter Laura (Ian) Martens, son Mark (Lindsay) Folk, daughter Carmel (Brad) Trakalo and daughter Valerie (Kevin) Doyle; grandchildren Delena, Celin, Ian, Tyler, Carter, Austin, Erik, Shane, Ryan and Samantha. Daniel was predeceased by his parents Anton and Magdelena Folk. Prayers will take place on Monday, February 12, 2007 at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Holdfast at 10:30am. Special thanks to the staff at the Cancer Patient Lodge, Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital, and at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for their tremendous care and support. Thank you also to the many friends and family who have supported us during this time.
- Elizabeth Adeline (nee Selinger) passed peacefully at the age of 87 on Saturday, April 16, 2011 to join in heaven her husband, Florian. Left to cherish her memory are children Colette (David Lowey), John (Linda), Maria, Darlene, Pauline (Renzo Palandri) and Marsha (Steven Compton), her grandchildren Jeffrey (Josephine), Gaylene, Paul (Fumie), Susan (Michael Chiles), Matthew, Jan, Lucas, Jesse, Paige, Alex, Julian, Emma and Beth, great grandchildren Warrick, Saffron, Hana, Kazuki, Jalen and Kennedy. She is also survived by sisters Rosalie Folk, Katherine Selinger and brothers Harry (Lila) Selinger and John (Marilyn) Selinger, in-laws Mary Selinger, Pauline Selinger, Helen (Brian) Edwards, Wilhelmina (James) Sheppard, Vera Glasser, Barbara Folk, Loretta Folk and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Florian, her parents Gregor and Pauline, son-in-law Dennis Noble, brothers Philip Selinger, Frank Selinger, Roy Selinger, in-laws Elizabeth Selinger, Al Selinger, John and Suzanne Folk, Ignatius Folk, Rose Folk, John Selinger, Peter Glasser, Eugene Folk and Paul Folk. Elizabeth was born on the family farm near Dilke, Sask. on October 14, 1923. Elizabeth was married to her husband Florian for over 65 years until his passing in March. They lived in Holdfast until moving to the William Albert House, Emerald Park in 2008. Mom was an avid gardener and loved flowers, she enjoyed all crafts and was an excellent seamstress, making many dresses for her daughters and granddaughters. Elizabeth was active in the Holdfast community and was still an active member of the CWL. Elizabeth will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. The family would like to thank the caregivers at the William Albert House for the care given to Mom. Funeral Service will be held today Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Holdfast R.C. Church, Holdfast, Sask.
- Eugene. It is with remarkable sadness and with our hearts open to the heavens that we release the spirit of Eugene into the hands of our Lord. Gene passed on Saturday, November 13, 2004, at the age of 74, after a brief battle with cancer. Gene was born on May 14th, 1930 at Holdfast, SK. He was predeceased by a son James John in infancy; parents Veronica and Paul Folk; one sister Rose, four brothers; Clemons, Joseph, Paul and John; two brothers-in-law John Selinger and Peter Glasser; one sisterin-law Susan Folk. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 52 years Loretta (Flaman) and four children; Ron (Trudy) Folk and children Ashley and Colin of Regina; Jackie (James) Fahlman and children Jennifer (Shayne) King, Derrick and Samantha of Regina; Donna (Trent) Berling, and children Jamie, Kymberly and Shaina of Weyburn; and Gerry Folk of Regina; great grandchildren Ocean-Rose and Karyss King; two brothers; Ignatuis (Chic) (Rosalie) Folk and Florian (Elizabeth) Folk; three sisters; Willie (Jim) Sheppard, Helen (Brian) Edwards and Vera Glasser; one sister-in-law Barb Folk; fourteen nephews, nineteen nieces and numerous great-nieces and nephews and greatgreat nieces and nephews. Gene grew up on the family farm prior to moving to Regina with his parents when he was in his early teens. As a young man Gene enjoyed going to dances where he met his wife Loretta. After working in a number of different jobs, Gene focused on the printing industry, working with a number of different companies including Caxton and Commercial Printers. Gene retired in 2001 after helping his son Ron open his own graphics company. Gene and his family enjoyed many years at the cottage at Wee Too Beach. He got great enjoyment from card playing and the socializing that came along with that. Gene was actively involved and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1247. He held a number of offices within, including two terms as Grand Knight and District Deputy. He was president of the Regina Chapter and also enjoyed tremendously his many years of service on the Knight's Major Degree Team. He loved meeting the candidates and challenging them in the life of the Knights. He enjoyed organizing dances, social activities and trips to Hawaii and Florida for the Knights. His tenure culminated with being a Fourth Degree member of the Father Hugonard Assembly. Later on he also worked bingo and fundraisers for council 1247. During his many years of involvement with the Knights of Columbus he developed many friendships and had many good memories which will be valued for eternity. Thanks to all those people who expressed to us how special a person Gene was; family, friends and anyone who helped make Geno's final days as comfortable as possible. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at St. Martin's R.C. Church, 4720 Castle Rd., with the Very Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing may make donations to Unit 3B or to Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital, (4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK., S4T 1A5) whose warmth, comfort and professionalism is greatly appreciated by the family and Dad during his last weeks.
- Florian Frank. With sadness, the family announces the passing of Florian Folk at the age of 92 on Monday, March 28, 2011. He is loved and remembered by his wife Elizabeth of 65 years and his children Colette (David Lowey), John (Linda), Maria, Darlene, Pauline (Renzo Palandri) and Marsha (Steven Compton), his grandchildren Jeffrey (Josephine), Gaylene, Paul (Fumie), Susan, Matthew, Jan, Lucas, Jesse, Paige, Alex, Julian, Emma and Beth, great grandchildren Hana, Warrick, Saffron and Kazuki. He is also survived by sisters Helen (Brian) Edwards, Wilhelmina (James) Sheppard and Vera Glasser; in-laws Rosalie Folk, Loretta Folk, Barbara Folk, Katherine Selinger, Harry (Lila) Selinger, John (Marilyn) Selinger, Mary Selinger, Pauline Selinger and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Veronica, son-in-law Dennis Noble, brothers John, Ignatius, Eugene and Paul, sister Rose; in-laws Suzanne Folk, Peter Glasser, John Selinger, Phillip & Elizabeth Selinger, Frank Selinger, Roy Selinger and Al Selinger. Florian was born on the family farm near Holdfast, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1919. Florian and Elizabeth were married November 12, 1945 and lived in Holdfast until moving to the William Albert House, Emerald Park in 2008. Dad loved farming and continued to help with the family farm well into his 80's. He also enjoyed traveling with his family, playing the saxophone and net-fishing during the winter months. Florian was very active in the Holdfast community; we was Mayor of Holdfast for 14 years, director of the Holdfast Credit Union and was very involved with the Knights of Columbus. He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The family would like to thank the caregivers at the William Albert House for the kind compassionate care given to Dad. Prayers will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00PM at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Holdfast R.C. Church of the Assumption of the B.V.M., Holdfast, SK.
- Gottleib (Slash) of Holdfast, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Antonia Folk, his sisters, Mary Mahaffee and Matilda Poirier, his son-in-law Roland Reich, and his grandson Jordan Fuchs. Gottlieb will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years Addie; his five children and their families: daughter Charlotte (Gerald) Ehman and their children Chad (Kelly) and Dana; daughter Janice (Frank) Fuchs and their son Tyler; son Matthew (Susan) Folk and their children Justin and Sean; daughter Karen Reich and her children Roberta and Rheanna; and daughter Annette (Kelly) Kohlert and their children Rory, Hallie and Amara. FUNERAL MASS will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Holdfast, SK, with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, celebrating. Interment to follow at the Holdfast Cemetery.
- John Folk (December 6, 1923 - January 11, 2012). It is with profound sadness, the family announces the passing of John in Regina, SK. John, formerly of Holdfast, is predeceased by his parents, several brothers, sisters and in-laws. John is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Pauline; three sons Ken (Elaine), Gerald (Debb), & Ron (Kim); 14 grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren; 2 brothers Con (Rita) Folk & Ed (Dolores) Folk; sisters-in-law & brother-in-law Stan (Mary) Frohlick, Betty Folk, Mary Folk, Katherine Warnecke & Kay Thauberger. Prayers will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 7:00 PM at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK.
- Magdelena (nee Fahlman) on Tuesday September 7, 2004, age 93 years of Holdfast passed away at Long Lake Integrated Facility at Imperial, Sask. She was born on July 10, 1911. Magdelena was predeceased by her husband Anton M. (Tony) in 1986, her parents Christopher in 1951, and Catherine in 1921, her stepmother Cecilia in 1966, great-grandson Dustin Knox and brothers and sisters Andrew, Elizabeth, John C., Nick, Odelia (Tillie), Gabriel, Mary, Katie, Beatrice and other siblings, two Josephs and 3 year old Helen. Magdelena was the last to pass away of her siblings. Surviving are her children, Tillie (John) Fahlman, Mike (Darlene) Folk, Daniel (Bertha) Folk, Dolores (Bruce) Reid and Helen (Lawrence) Luzny, as well as two sisters-in-laws Theresa Fahlman and Kay E. Folk, also survived by 20 grandchildren and 42 greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 10:30 AM at the R.C. Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holdfast, Sask., with Fr. Arnold, celebrant. Interment to follow at the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Matilda Josephine (nee Thauberger) of Holdfast, Sask, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Matilda is predeceased by her parents, John and Anastasia Thauberger, her husband Mike C. Folk, sisters: Mary Delainey, Sister Annie Thauberger, Sabina Ferner, Alvina Thauberger, brother Gottlieb Thauberger, and son-in-law Leo Tarita. She will be lovingly missed by her 12 children and their families: Mike R. Folk, Katherine Tarita, Regina; Hildegarde (Ron) Cadorath, Fernie, B.C.; Richard (Rena) Folk; Mildred (Allan) Quiring; Ronald (Dianne) Folk; Beatrice (Rick) Turchenek, Regina; Elaine (Dean) Moon, Riceton; Daniel (Karen) Folk, Regina; Lorne (Milly) Folk, Holdfast; Rita (Brian) Gottselig, Chamberlain; Clarence (Linda) Folk, Regina; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as one brother, John A. Thauberger, Holdfast; one sister, Katherine Bennett, Outlook; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Matilda was born November 16th, 1915 on a farm near Holdfast. She loved children and spent many hours caring for and protecting them. Many sheep have been sheared for the wool she used to make an afghan for each and every child, grandchild, great-grandchild, as well as special friends. Prayers will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Friday, September 5, 2003 from the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, with Rev. Brad Fahlman presiding. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, with Rev. Arnulfo Sison presiding. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Michael Genus (March 27, 1933 - January 11, 2010) Mike Folk beloved husband of Darlene of Airdrie, passed away on January 11, 2010 at the age of 76 years. Mike was born in Holdfast, SK and lived there most of his life. He moved to Airdrie, AB in 2004 and finally into the Bethany Care Centre in 2007. Mike started farming at the age of thirteen and farmed his entire life until retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holdfast hockey team. This was how he met his future wife, Darlene McGhee, they were married on April 23, 1960. His greatest achievement was his kids and grandkids. The best vacations he took usually involved trekking all the kids to BC every summer which people thought was crazy as there were five kids and just a small tent trailer. All the hiking trails took care of the extra energy and the kids were reasonably behaved. He enjoyed his trucking adventures with his daughter Leanne and son-in-law Scott and really enjoyed the winter vacations in Arkansas. There was one very special trip when he took his wife to Hawaii to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It was three weeks of bliss with no kids to worry about. He enjoyed hockey, both watching and playing. The Toronto Maple Leafs were his favorite team, he also enjoyed hunting, baseball, camping, golfing, and fishing. He also enjoyed yodeling and playing his accordion and supporting all his kids in their sporting activities. His true passion was cheering the Saskatchewan Roughriders whenever they played. Besides his loving wife Mike is remembered by his children: Kim (Sharla) Folk of Regina, SK, Leanne (Scott) Mourot of Hattieville, AR, Kevin (Nimfa) Folk of Cardston AB, Wendy (Jason) Folk of Airdrie, AB and Sherri-Lynne (Gary) Kirton of Airdrie, AB; and his fourteen grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law Bertha Folk of Holdfast, SK, sisters Tillie (John) Fahlman of Regina SK, Dolores (Bruce) Reid of Aldergrove BC, Helen (Lawrence) Luzny of Holdfast SK, and Carol (Gill) Davies, David (Rose) McGhee, Mike (Eleanora) McGhee, Jackie Benoit and Helen Lodge all residing in various locations in BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike was predeceased by his parents Anton and Magdelina Folk, his brother Daniel Folk and grandsons Dustin and Christopher Knox. Celebration of Mike's life will be held in Holdfast, SK at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Felipe Saustino officiating. Graveside service will immediately follow at the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Michael R. late of Holdfast, SK, passed away peacefully December 21, 2006. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Mike C. and Matilda (Thauberger) Folk and brothers-in-law Leo Tarita and Ron Cadorath. Surviving are eleven siblings, Katherine Tarita of Regina, Hilda Cadorath of Fernie, BC, Richard (Rena) Folk, Mildred (Allan) Quiring, Ron (Dianne) Folk, Beatrice (Rick) Turchenek, Elaine (Dean) Moon, Dan (Karen) Folk, all of Regina, Lorne (Milly) Folk of Holdfast, Rita (Brian) Gottselig of Chamberlain and Clarence (Linda) Folk, of Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was born October 5, 1936 at Holdfast. His life was spent on the family farm where his passions were cattle, auction sales, Agribition and all sports. Prayers will be held today, Saturday, December 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK, with Rev. Neil Osiowy presiding. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Pauline (nee Thauberger) November 9, 1930 - January 15, 2012. It is with great sadness and love that our family announces the passing of Pauline Folk, who passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012. She goes to be reunited with her loving husband of 61 years, recently deceased, John. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, brothers, sisters & in-laws. Pauline is survived by her three sons Ken (Elaine), Gerald (Debb) & Ron (Kim), 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; her sister Katherine Warnecke; Aunt Pauline Nettling & Aunt Anne & Uncle George Mertler; in-laws Kay Thauberger, Con (Rita) Folk, Ed (Dolores) Folk, Stan (Mary) Frohlick, Betty Folk & Mary Folk. Prayers will be held Friday , January 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK. A special ThankYou to the emergency staff at the Regina General Hospital. A heartfelt ThankYou to Dr. Casey for many years of compassionate care for both Mom & Dad.
- Peter Folk passed away peacefully on May 14th. 2007 at the age of 85 years. He was born on the family farm near Holdfast Sask. on November 9th. 1921. Peter was predeceased by his father Peter and mother Pauline, five sisters, three brothers and sonin-law Barry Tokarek. His memory will be cherished by his loving family: wife Mary; children Janet Folk (Allan Burwell), Sharon Fowlie (Cyril), Don (Charlene), Lois Dueck (Larry) & Audrey Folk (Ken MacDonald): Grandchildren, Craig (Jennifer), Mark (Jennifer), Robin (Darcy), Kris, Sarah (James), Carson (Andrea), Jason, Jeannette (David), Michael, Sam, Max and Adam also seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces & nephews. A celebration of Peter's life will be held at Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church Davidson Sask. on Saturday May 19th. 2007 at 10:45 a.m. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo Celebrant. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery Davidson Sask.
- Rose A. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rose on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at the age of 87 after a brief battle with cancer. Rose was born on May 8, 1916 at Holdfast Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents Veronica and Paul Folk; also four brothers, Clemons, Joseph, Paul and John; two brothers-in-law John Selinger and Peter Glasser; one sisterin-law Susan Folk. She is survived brothers Ignatuis (Chic) (Rosalie); Florian (Elizabeth); Eugene (Loretta) and three sisters Willie (Jim Sheppard), Helen (Brian Edwards) and Vera Glasser; one sister-inlaw Barb Folk; fourteen nephews, nineteen nieces and numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Rose came to Regina in 1938 and worked at different jobs for a few years. She then took a business course, and after completion, she started work at American News, where she stayed for 11 years. She then went to Pittsburgh Paint (P.P.G) where she was employed for 25 years. She enjoyed her work and the people she worked with. She also enjoyed curling, bowling, leatherwork, oil painting and water colors. Rose loved traveling to different places, Hawaii, the Maritimes, Reno, Vegas, BC and shorter bus tours. Rose also enjoyed spending time at the cottage with family and friends. She put together two Folk History Books, one in 1990 and an updated with pictures in 2001. Thank to Dr. Cuddington and Dr. Rasmussen, nurses and staff at the General Hospital and Elmview Extendicare for the wonderful care they gave her. Thanks to her friends for the many visits, cards, and gifts. Funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Regina on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Emmett Morrissey, Celebrant. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home
- Rose (nee Wagner). It is with ultimate sadness yet joy in knowing she is gone to her Savior, that her family announces the passing of their loved one on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Health Facility, Imperial, SK at the age of 91 years. Rose was born on February 12, 1909 at Tramping Lake, Sask. where she grew up and attended school. She worked in Saskatoon until marrying Joe Till in 1936. Together they operated the Quinton Hotel until 1947 when they purchased the Holdfast General Store. They operated the store until Joe's passing in 1968. Rose married Ben Folk in 1977 enjoying their senior years together until Ben's passing in 1997. Rose leaves to cherish her memory her son Richard (Sophia) Till, her sister Veronica (Joe) Eckel, sister-in-law Minnie Wagner, son-in-law John Frohlick, grandchildren: Bernadette Till, Deborah (Gerry) Folk, Shirley (Trevor) Maerz, Connie Koch, Gayle (Don) Maier, Rodney Frohlick; great-grandchildren: Steven, Keith and Kevin Folk, Rhonda (Chad) Minchuk, Wesley Maerz, Jaclyn and Vicki Koch, Dean and Krysten Maier, Clarke, Jay and Blake Frohlick, great-great grandson Draydon Parker Folk; stepchildren Dennis (Linda) Folk, Joan (Dick) Mohr, Larry (Selma) Folk, step-grandchildren: Rod (Brenda) Folk, Nicole, Deanne and Lisa Mohr, Jenene and Craig Folk. Rose was predeceased by her daughter Rose Marie Frohlick, parents Joseph and Elizabeth Wagner, brothers Joseph and Andrew Wagner; sisters Mary Untereiner and Mary Eva Ubell and husbands Joe Till and Ben Folk. A CELEBRATION OF ROSE'S LIFE will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Holdfast, Sask. on Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Roman Catholic Cemetery. PRAYERS will be held at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Holdfast on Friday, December 8, 2000 at 8:15 p.m.
- Adolph Stanley (Silver) born September 8th, 1928 to John and Matilda (Fahlman) Frederick, Holdfast, Sask. passed away January 28th, 201.2 Predeceased by his parents, brothers Gottlieb and John, nephew John Paul Frederick and niece Patsy Barnett (Frederick). Survived by brother Wilfred (Pat) Frederick of Regina, sister in law Elizabeth Frederick of Victoria B.C., and three generations of nieces and nephews. Adolph (Silver) dedicated his life to his family, friends and his community. He was a kind, generous man with a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humour. He will be missed. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary church in Holdfast. The Frederick family would like to thank the staff at The Long Lake Integrated Facility in Imperial for their compassionate care. We are forever grateful.
- Aloysuis "Al".It is with great sadness that at the age of 88, Aloysuis "Al" Frohlick, passed away on September 23rd, 2015. He was predeceased by his loving wife Emelia Frohlick. He leaves behind his three sons: Darrell (Ingrid) Frohlick and their children Deanna (Dave) Roberts, Jackie (Ryan) Collins, Sherri (Charles) Haliburton. Doug (Wendy) Frohlick and their children Lindsay (Curtis) Riddell, Kim (Terryl) Luhowy. Greg (Cecelia) Frohlick and their children Sara (Walter) Kyle, Shannon Yuill, Christopher Frohlick. Al was a kind, gentle soul whose life brought smiles to all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be greatly missed by all including his 10 great grandchildren. Al was born the second youngest of 19 children in the farming community of Holdfast, Sask. His early years were spent farming, fishing & schooling, this is where he met his wife to be, Emelia. Al & Emelia moved to Regina, Sask. where they raised their three children, Darrell, Doug and Greg. Al was employed as a crane operator till the recession of the early 70's when he relocated the family to Lethbridge. Dad stayed the course working in the steel industry and mom at Sears till they both retired. They spent many happy years camping with friends, having family gatherings (such as reunions and Frohlick sausage making) and travelling. Mom left dad's side in her passing in 2007. Dad's final years were spent travelling with family and friends as well being an active member of the Norbridge Senior Centre. He was able to remain in his own home almost to the end. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martha's Catholic Church - 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Salvadore celebrating.
- Jack was born on the family farm at Holdfast, SK on November 20, 1916 to Gabriel and Theresa Frohlick. He was one of 15 children. Predeceased by his mother in 1962; father in 1968; his wife, Mary in 2004; 4 brothers: John, Joe, Mike and Gabe; 5 sisters: Ann Brown, Mary Murphy, Kay Giesinger and Barbara Hoffert; Jack is survived by his son, Tim (Ginny) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 3 brothers, Tony (Theresa) of Regina, Al of Lethbridge, AB, and Stan (Mary) of Regina; 2 sisters, Theresa Miller of Holdfast and Madeline Karr of Winnipeg, MB; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jack was a very loving person and was liked by everyone. He served in the Air Force in WW11 and after the war he became a barber in Winnipeg, Pine Falls and Vancouver. Jack moved to California and continued his career until retirement. After retirement he moved to White Rock, B.C. where he was active in a number of organizations including the Legion. In the fall of 2004 Jack moved to Regina to reside at the Bentley, a private nursing home and then to Santa Maria. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. in Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Ken Koep, officiating. Interment will be held at Holdfast, SK at a later date.
- Jordan was born on April 14, 1986 and passed away suddenly on July 8, 2003. Jordan was predeceased by his grandfather Conrad Fuchs and uncle Roland Reich. He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Frank and Janice Fuchs; brother Tyler; the Fuchs family: grandmother Frances Fuchs; aunt Millie (Lorne) Folk and their children Peter Folk (Christopher, Brittany), Colin (Tammy) Folk (Alex, Anna and Grace), Jennifer (Scott) Kuntz, Sarah (Sam) Goad (Gabrielle, Adin), Gillian Folk and Adam Folk; uncle Terry Fuchs (friend Dianne) and his children Kristin Fuchs (Kelly Sigmith), Lindsay Fuchs and Eve Fuchs; and uncle Charles Fuchs. Jordan will also be remembered by the Folk family: grandparents Slash and Addie Folk; aunt Charlotte (Gerry) Ehman and their children Chad Ehman (Kelly Paskaruk) and Dana Ehman; uncle Matt (Susan) Folk and their children Justin and Sean; aunt Karen Reich and her children Roberta and Rheanna; aunt Annette (Kelly) Kohlert and their children Rory, Hallie and Amara; and special friend Jessica Rogoschewsky. FUNERAL MASS will be held on Friday, July 11, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church, Holdfast, SK, with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, celebrant.
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- Edith (nee Rodie) born May 9, 1913, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, April 6, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband Robert and brother Jack. Edith is survived by her family, daughters Roberta Kerr, Judy (Lyle) Paulhus, Donna (Bruce) Holliday and Sandra (Warren) Osatiuk; sons Jim (Debbie) and Bill (Jeannie); grandchildren Ron, Lori (Justin) and Bobbi Kerr; Leah (Brent) Andrew, Rob (Rosario), Heather (Simon) and John Gardiner; Kent and Walter (Lesley) Ackerman; Bryce (Alana) Burns and Lisa Phillips; Brad and Mackenzie Osatiuk; Meaghan, Mallory, Billie Jean and Breanne Gardiner, and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Stella Hamilton; sisters-in-law Isobel (Vern) Caldwell and Peggy (Vic) Cole, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edith spent her life serving her community and family. She was born and raised in Swift Current and moved to Holdfast in 1932 where she was employed as an assistant for the Secretary-Treasurer of the R.M. of Sarnia. She became acting Secretary-Treasurer in 1935 and held that position for two years before turning the job over to a handsome rookie named Robert, whom she married in 1938. Edith continued working for the R.M. and Village of Holdfast for 48 years, raising six children in a home rich in family traditions. In 1980, Edith and Bob retired to their home on Last Mountain Lake and hosted many memorable family gatherings there. In 1999, Edith moved to Marian Chateau in Regina where she continued her self-reliant lifestyle, enjoying the many activities and services offered by the kind staff, especially those organized by her friend Sandy Tomlinson. Edith was the energizer of the family, a woman of sharp intellect and wit, who adjusted to life's challenges with admirable optimism. She had a passion for reading (the night-lamp was always burning) and when her sight failed her in later years, she spent many hours devouring book tapes. Edith prided herself in keeping abreast of world events and discussing these events with her children and grandchildren, dispensing her noholds-barred wisdom. Mostly though, Edith looked forward to being with her family at the lake. An inspiration to family and friends, mom will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. The family would like to thank Dr. Fouche Williams and nursing staff of units 4C and 4A, Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care. A Family Memorial will be held at a later date.
- Frank Gelsinger, late of Regina, formerly of Holdfast, passed away March 29, 2005 at the age of 91. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Gelsinger; his wife, Mary of 62 years in April of 2000; sisters, Mary Ullman, Millie Savage; three sisters-in-law, Magdelin Gelsinger, Ann Gelsinger and Elsie Gelsinger; brothers-inlaw Jack Savage, Ted Kennedy, Adolph Ullman. Frank is survived by two daughters, Loretta (George) Ritsco, Marline (Roger) Davenport, Surrey, BC; son Ronald (Diane) Gelsinger of Regina; grandchildren, Shelly Fink, Dr. Ronald Ritsco, Deidre Thurlow, Shannon and Kevin Gelsinger, Kimberely (Pat) Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Embry Ritsco, Nathen and Braydon Gelsinger, Tessa, Kaylee and Conner Sullivan; sisters, Kay Kennedy, Regina; brothers Ben of Regina, Joe (Doris) of California. Frank and Mary were married at Dilke, SK on October 24, 1938. A special thanks to Dr. Ficzycz and all the staff on Main 6 at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre who gave Frank special and loving care. We thank you. He will be missed by his family and all his friends. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Little Flower R. C. Church, 420 College Avenue with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Katherine (nee Reslein) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Michael in 1983, a son in infancy, daughter Joan Shuter in 1997, her parents Philip and Barbara Reslein, sister Elizabeth (Frank) Lanz; her in-laws Frances and Conrad Gelsinger; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary (Jack) Hungle, Philipena (Alex) Fuchs, John (Elizabeth) Gelsinger, Brigetta (Leo) Fuchs, Katherine (Clem) Folk, Nick Brown, Magdelene (Harold) Strong, Frances (Ernie) Luedtke; several nieces and nephews. Katherine will be lovingly remembered by daughters Marg (Joe) Hoffart, Regina, Shirley (Hans) Doerth, Regina Beach; son Gary (Debbie) Gelsinger, Regina; son-in-law Dale Shuter, Merritt, BC; twelve grandchildren: Sherry Kuzyk, Regina, Kelly (Michelle) Hoffart, Regina, Jamie (Natalie) Doerth, Fort McMurray, AB, Randy Doerth, Edmonton, AB, Michael (Diana) Shuter, New Westminster, BC, Kathy Tom, Merritt, BC, Cory Desjarlais, Merritt, BC, Amanda Shuter, Merritt, BC, Daniel, Michael, Kristopher and Kailla Gelsinger, Regina; eleven great grandchildren: Nicole, Michelle and Stephanie Kuzyk, Regina, Cole and Noah Hoffart, Regina, Tyler Doerth, Fort McMurray, AB, Michael, Dale and Alex Tom, Merritt, BC, Lucas and Maria Desjarlais, Merritt, BC; sister-in-law Margaret Brown, BC; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Mariolana, Banot, Yugoslavia May 26, 1916. She came to Canada with her family at 8 years of age and attended school in Regina. She married Mike in 1935 and farmed in Holdfast, Sk. She moved to Regina in 1942. She was a homemaker and a great baker. She loved to bowl, play bingo, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her real enjoyment and love. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Mass celebration will be held on Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Pauline (nee Bentz). On Sunday, October 29, 2000 we lost our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Pauline (nee Bentz) at the age of 78 years. Pauline was born at Holdfast, Saskatchewan November 30, 1921. Predeceased by her husband John Edward in January 1985, her son Kenneth in August 1972, twins in infancy, her parents George and Mary, sister Albina, brothers George, Mike, Nick, and John. Pauline is survived by her daughter Joan (Richard) Grad, four grandsons: Shaun (Sharon) Gelsinger and John Gelsinger of Saskatoon SK; Ken (Cathy) Gelsinger of Trail BC and Jason (Denise) Grad of Regina SK; seven great grandchildren: Vincent, Clay and Dustin Gelsinger; Ryan and Lindsay Gelsinger and Meghan and Jayden Grad; one brother Philip Bentz of Raymore; five sisters: Flora Wasylyk of Raymore, Ann Schlosser of Southey, Ida (Bob) Newman of Calgary, Bernie (Herb) Reynolds of Moose Jaw and Jackie (Joe) Lantz of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and special sister-in-law Kay Gelsinger. The family would like to thank the nurses of Unit 3B of the Pasqua Hospital, Dr. M. Sharman for his concern and many visits, her family and friends who made mom's last days as comfortable as possible. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, 1932 -1st Avenue N., Regina on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. Interment to follow Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Theresa (nee Zerr). It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the death of Theresa on Thursday, November 22, 2007. Born Theresa Julia Zerr on February 14, 1931 of Holdfast, SK. She was the ninth child of thirteen children born to Peter and Katherine Zerr (Gardner). Theresa grew up on the family farm at Holdfast attending Kindred School through grade eight, then moved to Keystown and attended Fairville School. She moved to Regina, where she received her high school education. Her career consisted of employment at Simpson Sears, Canadian General Electric and the Highway Traffic Board (SGI). In her retirement years, Theresa enjoyed having quiet peaceful times with her husband George; as well as coffeeing and shopping with her best friend and sister Kathy. She was a loving, friendly and caring person who was always there for everyone. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Katherine Zerr; sisters Elizabeth, Margaret, Madeline and Mary; brothers John, Erasmus, Stephen and Daniel; one niece; three nephews; brothers-in-law George Lutes, John Gelsinger, John Bonogofski, Bud Nunns, Peter Gartner and Denis Blondeau and sister-in-law Dora Zerr. Theresa is survived by her husband George; brothers George (Edith) and Arthur (Theresa); sisters Anne Nunns, Katherine (Miles) Oshanek and sisters-in-law Mabel Zerr and Margaret Zerr. Aunty held a very special place in the hearts of her numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews we will miss you dearly and thank you for the beautiful memories. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rayson, Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Ene, Dr. Kurtz, Dr. Clein and the staff of Wascana Grace Hospice for the great care given to Theresa. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
- Elizabeth Rose. It is with great sadness the family of Elizabeth Rose (Betty) Giesinger announces her passing on Friday February 13, 2004 at Pioneer Village. Betty was born in Dysart, SK on November 25, 1920 to Joseph and Rose Leibel. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1976; sisters Eleanor and Delphine and brother Gordon. Betty is survived by her children Mike (Marianne), Maureen (Barry) Slinn and Greg (Nancy); sisters Julie (Fred) Wiest, Gladys (Bill) Lord, Hilda Beaton and brother Vern (Alva); brother-in-law Dr. Adam Giesinger and sister-in-law Anna (John) Misniak and many nieces and nephews. Betty worked at Kressge's in Regina until 1951 when she and Frank were married. They moved to the family farm in Holdfast and lived there until 1958 when they returned to Regina. Betty was an active member of St. Cecilia's C.W.L. for many years. She loved her family very much and enjoyed gardening and her home. Betty will be missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Sask. Division, 150 Albert St. Regina SK., S4R 2N2. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday February 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. With the Rev. Pedro Aldea presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- John J. With sorrow we announce the passing of John J. Giesinger at the age of 79 on November 20, 2001 at Wascana Hospital, Regina. John will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Annabelle, his daughters Connie McLeod (Neal), and Karen Forster (Christian), his son, Nick Giesinger (Debbie), and his grandchildren Alison, Nicholas, Dominique, Jeremy, Emily, and Kayleanna. He is also survived by his sisters Barbara Lawrence (Andy), Daisy Arnold (Bill), Alice Hegel (Ed), Jenny Bresciani, and Rose Kurzaba (Peter); sisters-in-law Phyllis Giesinger and Della Giesinger and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother, brothers George, Ben, Frank, and Joe, and sisters Mary and Birdie. John was born November 19, 1922, on the family homestead at Holdfast, Sask. to John Giesinger and Margaret Lutz. John was the sixth of twelve children. The family moved to Regina and John received his education entirely in the separate school system. Attending St. Joseph and St. Augustine elementary school, John's secondary education was completed at Campion College and he graduated in 1940. He then enrolled in a special business course at Balfour Tech. in Regina. Upon the death of his father, John went to work for McBride's grocery in early 1941 and later that same year he joined Simpson's mail order as a stockman. John enlisted in the R.C.A.F and upon graduating as an air observer (navigator - wireless operator - bomb aimer - gunner) he was posted to the R.A.F. Transport Command (Ferry Command) until the cessation of hostilities in Europe. He received his honourable discharge in July 1945. He returned to Simpson's as a stock keeper and pursued his career with Simpson's and later known as Simpson's Sears. After a series of promotions he became a Group Merchandise Manager for a number of years. Having completed 46 years service, John accepted early retirement from the company in August 1982. John was active in his early years as an Altar Boy, and later the Holy Name Society where he was a church member of Little Flower Church for many years. He also served on the church building and fund raising committee. John was a charter member of the Little Flower Credit Union and served on that Board of Directors for many years. John was active in the C.Y.O. for a number of years, where he met his wife Annabelle. John joined the Knights of Columbus in 1953 a charitable fund raising organization, where he became an active member in Chapter 1247. In 1961 - 1962 John was the second Grand Knight of Chapter 4959 Incorporated in 1960 at Little Flower Church. After their marriage in 1950 and moving to Holy Cross Parish in 1959, he joined the Men's Club, and later became Chairman of the Holy Cross Jubilee Fund Raising Campaign. Having moved to St. Cecilia in 1964 and becoming active in that parish, John became President of St. Cecilia Church Board and partook in various other functions such as Sunday Mass usher, counting Sunday collections, and choir member with Annabelle. John also participated as a Separate School Board Trustee member for two terms. John had a severe stroke in January 1984 while on holiday in Maracaibo, Venezuela and has been living at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Veteran's Wing for the past 17 years. The Wascana staff became part of his extended family and he enjoyed taking care of them by regularly giving them candy treats. While at Wascana Hospital, John participated in various activities and particularly enjoyed the Red Cross Veteran's Craft Program where he created various crafts and won numerous awards at the Regina Exhibition for his paintings on bags, aprons and pillows. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.
- Sister Mary Ann. The death of Sister Mary Ann Giesinger (Sister Esther), of Ruth Ross Residence, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 10, 2001. Sister Mary Ann was born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lutz) Giesinger. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception on September 8, 1935. Sr. Mary Ann taught at Immaculate Heart and Sacred Heart Schools in Vancouver. Sister received her Registered Nursing Assistant certificate from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She spent many hours as a volunteer at such places as the Royal Alex Hospital, Birthright and CNIB, Edmonton, Alberta, and at St. Patrick's Home in Ottawa, Ontario. Sister moved to Saint John, N.B. in 1999 and resided at Ruth Ross Residence. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, George, Ben, and Frank, and sister, Bridget (Birdie) Jacobs. She is survived by one brother Mr. John (Annabelle) Giesinger, of Regina, Saskatchewan, five sisters, Mrs. Jenny Bresciani, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Alice, Mrs. Edward Hegel, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Daisy, Mrs. Bill Arnold, of Vernon, B.C., Rose, Mrs. Peter Kurczaba, of Estevan, Saskatchewan, and Barbara, Mrs. Andy Lawrence, of Regina, Saskatchewan, several nieces and nephews. Resting at St. Vincent's Convent, 31 Cliff St.; from where the funeral will be held at St. Vincent's Convent Chapel on Tuesday for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
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- John F. died at the age of 77 years. John was born on October 19, 1924 and farmed at Holdfast, SK for 30 years. He then worked as a salesman at Macleod's in Regina for 8 years before retiring. John was predeceased by his parents: Raymond and Katherine Heck; sister Margaret Grund; and son Corporal Garry Heck (R.C.M.P.) Left to cherish John's memory are his wife of 56 years, Mary; sons: Corporal Don (Carol) Heck (retired R.C.M.P.), Ron (Darle) Heck (B.Ed), and Corporal Greg (Donna) Heck (R.C.M.P.); daughters: Janet Heck, Judy Heck (B.ScN) and Mary Lou (Kent) Greenwood (B.SW); ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. John is also survived by his brother George Heck; three sisters: Ann Deibert, Rose Reich and Francis Fuchs; as well as several nieces and nephews, close friends and neighbours. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East with Rev. Michael Hogan, Celebrant. Interment to follow. VISITATION will be held prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Dr. M. Behl and extend a special appreciation to the staff and volunteer of 4 West for taking exceptional care of "Big John."
- Ronald David of Calgary, Alberta, died suddenly at his home on July 19, 2010. Ron was born on April 8, 1949 to John and Mary Heck. He was raised on the family farm & attended school in Holdfast. Ron obtained a BEd degree from the U of R & taught school in Saskatchewan for several years before pursuing a longstanding career with Canada Post. Ron married Darle (LaMontagne) of Regina in 1981. They lived in Regina for a number of years with their 2 sons, Ryan and Matthew before moving to Calgary. Ron retired from the post office in 2008, but continued to work at Beinnein Kennels, which he and Darle established over 20 years ago. Ron had a great sense of humour, a generous & warm heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will always be remembered for being extremely hard working & for his countless, humorous stories. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, & by everyone who knew him. Ron is predeceased by his parents & eldest brother, RCMP Cpl Garry Heck. Left to cherish Ron's memory are his loving family: wife Darle, sons Ryan & Matthew; brothers: retired Cpl Don (Carol), Battleford SK & Cpl Greg (Donna), Westbank BC & sisters: Janet, Regina SK; Judy & Mary Lou, Cochrane AB, mother-in-law Marlene LaMontagne (Calgary AB) & brother-in-law Curt LaMontagne (Halifax NS). Ron is also survived by his many nieces & nephews to whom he was a very loving uncle. There will be a celebration of Ron's life at South Calgary Funeral Centre, 12700 Macleod Trail South, on Saturday July 24, 2010 at 1 pm. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so in a visitation prior to the service from 11:30-12:30.
- Mary Helen (nee Prtrowski). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Helen Heck, formerly of Regina, late of Cochrane, AB. on October 8, 2009 at the age of 84. Mary was born in Poland on May 11, 1925 and immigrated to Canada as a young child. She is predeceased by her parents (Stanley and Bernice Petrowski), sister (Jean), her husband (John) and son (RCMP Cpl. Garry Heck). She is survived by her sons Cpl. (Retd) Don Heck (Carol), Ron Heck (Darle) and Cpl. Greg Heck (Donna) and daughters Janet, Judy and Mary Lou Heck, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mary went to Teachers College in Regina and taught school in Penzance, where she met and married John Heck. They farmed for many years in Holdfast and district and Mary taught Kindergarten in Holdfast for several years before moving to Regina. Mary was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved teaching. At Mary's request there will be no funeral, but rather a private family interment service at Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Harvey, late of Holdfast, Sask. passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at the age 55 years. Harvey is predeceased by his father, Fred; father-in-law, Henry Kelly; and brothers-in-law, Henry Kelly Jr. and Peter Verboom. Left to cherish his memory is his best friend and loving wife of 35 years, Marilyn; his daughters, Jackie (Darcy Zakowski), and Susan (Clayton Lessmeister); son, Craig (Chris) and their daughter, Ella; his mother, Violet; mother-in-law, Irene Kelly; brothers, Fred (JoAnn), twin brother, Alan (Wendy), Glen (Bev) and Hugh (Wendy); sisters, Sharon (Brian) Hilts, Iris (Jim) Proseilo, Audrey (Bob Hendry) Landstrom and Phyllis (Steve) James; brothers-in-law, Bob (Linda) Kelly, Angus (Arlene) Kelly and Dale Landstrom; and sisters-in-law, Kathy Kelly and Carol Titoski; his aunt, Ethel Reiss; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, special friends and relatives. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2004 at Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, Saskatchewan at 1:30 pm with Mr. Gary Keefe officiating. Viewing for family and friends will be held prior to the service.
- Christina Mary Eva. It is with much sadness, the family announces the passing of Christina Mary Eva, our wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great-Grandmother on February 1st , 2006 her 93rd birthday. Our Mother's memory will be cherished forever by her five daughters: Joan Hitcherick, Marion (Bill) Sullivan, Chris (Doug) Garnsey, Rita (Gerry) Raffai, and Annette (Jerry) Thackeray and their families which consist of Eleven Grandchildren, Six GreatGrandchildren and One Great-GreatGrandchild. She will also be missed by her many family members and friends. Christina was a humble, kind woman who had a deep, quiet faith and demonstrated God's love in all that she did and to everyone she touched. Her final years were spent at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility at Imperial, SK., where she was happy and met many friends. We are grateful for all the care and compassion shown our Mother by the Doctors and Nurses and Staff at the Imperial Facility.
- Agnes (nee Kohler). On Thursday, January 8, 2004, Agnes Huber, late of Regina and formerly of Holdfast, Sask., passed away at the age of 88 years. Agnes was predeceased by her first husband Leo R. Ehmann on November 23, 1959, her second husband Albert Huber on March 17, 1993, Albert's daughter Cathy (Lloyd) and son Leonard, one brother Peter Kohler and two sisters Matilda Ackermann and Susan Ackermann. Agnes is survived by her children Robert (Heidi), Clare (Leonard), Wilfred (Carol) and Brian, 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, one brother Bill Kohler and one sister Mary Ackermann. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs R.C. Church, 1932 1st Avenue N., Regina, with Rev. Pat McCoy, celebrant. The interment will take place on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holdfast Cemetery, Holdfast, Sask., with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, presiding.
- Clementine (nee Folk). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother. Clem was born September 20, 1923 in Holdfast, Saskatchewan and passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002. Predeceased by her parents, Clemens and Rosina Folk; brother, Michael Folk; sisters, Adeline Thauberger and Veronica Wagner. She is survived by her children, Linda Hubich (Richard Duncan) and children, Sean and Bradley Balfour and Tessa Duncan, Daryl (Debra) and son Darryl; Cheryl (Stan) Hanoski and children Colin and Carmen; Garth Hubich; Barry (Christine) Hubich; brother, Andrew (Anne) Folk; as well as numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends. Clementine will always be remembered by all who knew her for her willing ear, sense of humour, humility and the unconditional love that she had for her family. The world was truly blessed by her presence and will long mourn her passing. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave. with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- George Hungle 1921 - 2009. It is with fond memories & deep sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father & grandfather. George passed away August 23, 2009, at the age of 87 years with his family by his side. He is predeceased by his parents Mike & Bertha; his two brothers Lorance and Christian; and his son-in-law Kevin Scoville. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of 53 years; his son Ken (Christine), their children Jason (Sherry), Adam (Kristy), and Amanda; daughter Marilyn Scoville and her children Ryan and Jacquelynn (Dean); his sister Geneva; brother Mike, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. George was born and raised in the farming community of HoldfastPenzance, SK area where later he and Doris lived, farmed, and raised their family until they moved to Regina after he retired. We extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Palliative Home Care, the Palliative Ward at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK, and the Grace Hospice for the excellent care and support given to George and his family. We would also like to thank all the family and friends for their prayers, support, and help over the past few years. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:00 am at Resurrection R.C. Church, Regina, SK, with Rev. Stephen Bill, officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Lunch to follow interment at Resurrection Parish Hall.
- Katherine (nee Folk). On Monday, November 6, 2006, Katherine Hungle (nee Folk) passed away as a result of a sudden and tragic accident. While the love and memory of Katherine will live on forever, she is dearly missed by Mike, her husband of 53 years; son Terry (Cheryle); son Bob (Dennette); daughter Darlene (Shane); grandchildren Anita, Mark, Jared, Tristan, Chandra, Michael, and David; great grandchild Connor; sisters Lillian (Emmanuel) Fahlman, Rose (John) Schatz, and Joyce Rey; brother Frank (Linda) Folk; brother-in-law George (Doris) Hungle and sister-in-law Geneva Hagel. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Holdfast at 11:00 am, with Rev. Neil Osiowy, Celebrant. A private family interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park. Thank you to our many friends and family who have supported us during this time.
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- Agatha (nee Eisworth) of Regina, born April 12, 1913 in Holdfast, SK passed away peacefully on the evening of April 2, 2007. She moved to Regina with her parents, brothers and sisters in 1928, she married John P. Imbery in 1937 (St. Mary's Parish). In her youth, Aggie sang in St. Mary's Choir and later in Little Flower Church Choir. She bowled in a ladies afternoon league, squared danced and enjoyed singing dancing and entertaining. She was especially fond of the 30 years spent in Kanata Valley Beach Resort, and extensive traveling during her middle years. In later life she enjoyed playing cards, shuffleboard and loved being around people. Predeceased by daughter LaVonne Imbery Rheault, brothers, Joe and (Emily) Eisworth, Peter Eisworth, Gus and (Cecile) Eisworth, sisters Eve and (Peter) Gottselig, Vera and (Joe) Meyer, Josephine and (Cecil) Kloss. Survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, John P. Imbery, son Leonard and Elisabeth (Smith) Imbery of Regina, brother, Al and (Chris) Eisworth, Edmonton, and sister-in-law Mamie Eisworth, Thunder Bay, grandchildren, Judy, Lance and Erica and greatgrandchildren, Nigel, Ben and Maxwell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to the management and staff of the Royal Oaks home for their compassionate care in Aggie's final weeks. No funeral by request. Friends and family are invited to join the family at a Memorial Gathering at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK., on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
- Harold Murray. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Harold, our dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend on Monday, May 4, 2009 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Margaret; sons, Bruce (Sharon) Iverson, Andrew (Lorraine) Iverson; daughters, Jennifer (Wes) Krieger, Tanyss (K. James) Parker. Harold's memory will be cherished by his 11 grandchildren, Krista, Levi and Ben Iverson; Jonathan (Amanda), Katherine and Miriam Iverson; Jeremy and Rachel Krieger; Kalen, K. Tosh and Odin Parker as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Julius and Violet Iverson; sisters, Florence, Edna, and Joy; stepsister, Viola; brothers, Albert, John, William, Howard, Theodore, and Gordon Iverson. Harold was born on June 28, 1926 and grew up near Holdfast on the family farm. As a young man he liked to play hockey, baseball, & curling and go out square dancing. He enjoyed fishing and water sports with the boat he and his brothers made and named Sea Babe. He was a carpenter by trade and worked with his brothers on the farm. He truly was a handyman and could build just about anything. He loved to travel with his family and see new places as well as meet new people. He had an affinity for animals both growing up on the farm and later in the city. Harold will always be remembered as a true giver of his time and talents to all people without expecting anything in return. He appreciated and enjoyed time spent with family and friends and had a wonderful way with babies and children. The most important thing about his life was that he loved the Lord his God and touched people's lives with his faith. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- Olive Joy. Joy is predeceased by her Father Julius Howard Iverson and her Mother Violet Olive Reid; Sisters Florence and Edna Iverson, and step-sister Viola; brothers Albert, John, William, Howard, Theodore, and Gordon Iverson, brother-in-law Ralph and nephew Wayne. Survived by her brother Harold (Marg); nephews Bruce(Sharon), Andrew(Loraine); nieces Jennifer(Wes), Tanyss, Irene, Betty Ann (Dalton), and 8 great nephews, 7 great nieces, 3 great-great nieces, 8 great-great nephews & 2 great-great-great nieces. Joy was born on Feb. 7, 1933 and raised on the family farm near Holdfast, SK. She left the comfort of the family farm in 1956 for the bright lights of Regina and a career with SaskTel. Joy made many friends throughout her 40 plus years with SaskTel. She loved to travel with family and friends and took every opportunity to do so. The family would like to express our special thanks to the General Hospital staff in CCU, CSU, and 3F for the tender care of our loved one. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home on 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK.
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- Bernard late of Chilliwack passed away October 10, 2002 at the age of 83 years. He was born September 17, 1919 in Holdfast, Saskatchewan. Private Family Cremation Service to be held. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Bernard is survived by his wife Hyacinthe; 2 sons Jim (Jean) Jenner and Pat Jenner, all of Chilliwack; 3 grandchildren Jared, Tennille and Brett.
- Martha Helene (nee Steinhauer) passed away April 11, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Martha was born at Holdfast on April 3, 1919. She married Gerald Johnson at Liberty, on November 29, 1939 and they farmed at Chamberlain until moving to Moose Jaw in 1943. Martha's greatest joy was her family and friends. Her retirement years were filled with dancing and travel. Predeceased by her parents, Martha and Peter Steinhauer; step-mother Frieda Steinhauer; and brothers, Peter, Edgar, Arnold and Wilfred. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Gerald; daughters: Peggy Johnson, Maureen (Gord) Paice, and Susan (Doug) Gillies; ten grandchildren and fifteen greatgrandchildren; sisters: Edna (Roy) Delbeck Moose Jaw; Dorothy (Wilf) Longmore Regina; Evie (Joe) Lang Saskatoon; brother, Randy (Mona) Steinhauer Regina; sisters-in-law: Florence Steinhauer Moose Jaw, and Irene Steinhauer Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, 27 Hochelage St. W., on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 1:30 pm. Reverend Doug Shepherd will officiate. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
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- Joe. On Wednesday, June 5,2002 Joe Kasper, late of Regina, Sask. passed away at the age of 71 years. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Clementine; wife Kay and brothers Ferdinand and Wilfred. Joe is survived by his brothers and sisters Pauline (Bob) Graves, Dan (Elaine), Joan (Guy) Ellingson, Ed (Sylvia), Lydia (John) Andrie, Anne (Roy) Douglas, Janet Kozo, Eileen (John) Lyster, Betty (Dragon) Petrovic, Clem (Larry) Slon, Bill (Diane), Ken (Kathy) and Fred (Barb), numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Bernie and Fran Weimer. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 10, 2002 at 7:00 P.M. in Good Samaritan R.C. Church, 425 Broad St. N., Regina, SK with Rev. J. Nabywaniec, celebrant. The Interment will be held at Holdfast Cemetery at a later date.
- Katherine (Kay) Kipper passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001 at the young age of 94 in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Kipper, daughter Edith (John) Fabian, granddaughter Valerie Kattler, son-in-law Louie Kattler, parents Stephanie and Peter Wickenheiser, brothers Peter, Ewald and Joe, sisters Helen (Fred) Gruber and Tillie (Stanley) Getz. Kay is survived by four daughters Dorothy (Adolf) Semler, Gail (Gordon) Zehner, Betty (Ed) Gulash and Rosalyn (Al) Martin; brothers and sisters Edmond, Adam, Engelbert (Bert), Charlie, Oswald (Wally), Elizabeth (John) Mastel, Ursula (Ben) Reiss, Louise (Ken) Bobbett, Pauline (Bernie) Reilander and Edith (Gordon) West. Kay was blessed with 17 surviving grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Kay was born on April 22, 1907 in South Qu'Appelle which at that time was still the NWT and was raised in Vibank. She married Bill in 1929 and farmed in Holdfast. They moved to Regina in 1942 where they remained. She had been a long time member of the C.W.L. and church choir at Little Flower Parish. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 11, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. B. Mahoney and Rev. M. Fahlman, Con-celebrants. Interment will follow in the Riverside Memorial Park. The family wish to extend their deep appreciation for the care given to their mother and grandmother by the staff members of Parkside Extendicare.
- Margaret Rose (nee Schaffer) was born June 8, 1921 in Holdfast, and passed away August 19, 2004 at Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Margaret was the oldest and only daughter of Michael and Maria. Margaret had four younger brothers she helped raise and had to contend with their many pranks. Margaret married Henry Knoll, October 28, 1940 and they lived on the Keller farm north of Fillmore, then Glover farm north of Osage, then purchasing Henry's father's farm five miles northeast of Osage until retirement to Fillmore, then moved to Weyburn after Henry's health failed. Margaret worked along side Henry on their farm as well as being a housewife. After they moved to town they were caretakers of the Fillmore rink. Margaret enjoyed curling, playing cards with family and neighbors, crocheting afghans and reading. Margaret had a very strong faith and was a member of C.W.L., at Fillmore for many years. Margaret and Henry celebrated 40th and 50th wedding anniversaries and Margaret celebrated her 80th birthday. Margaret took great pride in the years of farming, recalling the hardships they endured together, as well as the wonderful life of country living and of happy times with old friends and family gatherings. She always said, "Farming was our life". Her greatest source of joy was her grandchildren, taking interest in their lives and their happiness. April 1, 2004, her greatest wish came true; Paige Lillian Knoll was born making her a great grandmother. Margaret was a loving, caring person, her sons and family were very important to her, she will be truly missed by us all. Predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years Henry; her parents, Michael and Maria Schaffer; in-laws Gregory and Veronica Knoll; brothers, Gus, Louis, Matt, John; brothers in-law, Balzer Knoll, August Stoppler; sisters-in-law, Mary Fahlman, Agnes Schaeffer, Edna Schaeffer and Cecilia Schaeffer. Margaret is survived by her sons; Barry (Bonnie) of Aurora, ON, Brian (Pam) of McTaggart; three grandchildren, Chad (Tara), Michael (Jill) and Shane; one great granddaughter Paige; brother-in-law Joe (Agnes) Knoll, sisters-in-law Margaret Stoppler, Lena Makelki, Sophie Schaeffer, Larraine Schaeffer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special Legion Tower friends. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 25, from St. Vincent de Paul, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Active pallbearers: Chad Knoll, Mike Knoll, Shane Knoll, Richard Keller, Edwin Fahlman and Joe Stoppler.
- MIchael Alexander (March 13, 1933 – September 20, 2015.
After a very active and colorful life, our Father, Grandfather and Friend has passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB. at the age of 82 from a brief illness. Mike lived life on his own terms. He passed on to his daughters his extraordinary work ethic and his generosity to us girls whilst we were growing up will always be remembered. Mike was born in Holdfast, Sask and moved to Medicine Hat in 1947 at the age of 14. Later he moved to Calgary and started working for CP Rail, before joining the Calgary Fire Department. After leaving the Fire Department he became self-employed and enjoyed many years of success. Mike was an avid Flames, Stampeders and Blue Jay’s fan. He loved going to the track and watching the thoroughbred races and when they moved out of Calgary, he could be found at Schanks watching them on the big screen. Our Dad will be sadly missed by his four daughters, Cindy (Tim) Down, Tracy (Greg) Bussing, Tammy (Ron) Dodd, and Holly (Bruno) Milanko; his nine grandchildren, Lindsay (Ted), Melissa, Kristy (Kellen), Brooke (Derek), Danielle, Samantha, Siena, Ryan and Brandon; one great-grandson, Devon and future great- grandson, Jackson. Mike leaves behind his brother Wilfred (Helga) Krassman of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews. Mike also leaves behind his special friend, Christine Raziene. Mike was predeceased by his parents, John and Rose Krassman; four brothers, Nicholas, Jack, Valentine and Johnny; two sisters, Virginia and Barbara and two half-sisters, Emma and Pauline. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 27th 2015 at 2:00pm at McInnis & Holloway, Deerfoot South, 12281 40 St. S.E., Calgary, AB.
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- Clara G. In celebration of a wonderful life, we announcethe passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Clara was born at Holdfast, SK. on May 9, 1909, and from an early age spent her entire life in Regina. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, in 1963; grandson Jean Paul in 1974; son-in-law Hank Hildebrand in 1997; and by 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Bob (Eleanor), Marilyn, Don (Isabel); her grandchildren Guy, Grant (Candace), Allan (Donna), Renee, A.J. and Marcy; great grandchildren Carson and Tanner; step grandchildren Brad, Warren, and Greg; and step great grandchildren Brady and Coburn; sister Matilda; sister-in-law Bernie; many nieces and nephews and friends. Those who were privledged to know her will always remember her love of family and friends, her sweet smile, how her door was always open to everyone and that she was always ready for a great game of cards. Thank you to everyone who made her life so meaningful. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 13th & Garnet St., Regina, SK, on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Peter Pham, celebrant. Interment will take place at Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Barbara (nee Hill) Maerz was born October 1st, 1932 at Haslingden, Lancashire, England. At the age of two she emigrated with her parents to Canada. They lived on the farm in Little Arm Valley just east of Chamberlain. After completing her secondary schooling, Barbara graduated from Psychiatric Nursing in Selkirk, Manitoba. In 1954, she married Wilfred Maerz of Holdfast at the Anglican Church in Selkirk. Barbara and Wilfred spent the next twenty-nine years on the family farm raising cattle, crops and ultimately three sons. In 1983, Barbara and Wilfred moved from the farm to the town of Holdfast. Mom's love of gardening, photography, Royal Watching and the occasional visit to the casino kept her busy through these years. Just as a new chapter in their life was about to begin, Barbara suffered a stroke on April 3rd. After spending two months in the hospital, Barbara passed away peacefully on June 14, 2010. Barbara is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Martha Hill. She is survived by her husband Wilfred and sons: Trevor (Shirley), Mayson (Linda), and Sheldon (Deena). She is also remembered by her grandchildren: Rhonda (Chad), Wesley (Diana), Jesse, Erin, Brett, William and Rachel as well as her great-grandchildren Owen, Claire, Samantha and Elizabeth. Our special thanks go out to the doctors and nurses of the Neurosciences Unit at the Regina General Hospital for their loving care of mom, as well as the staff at Pasqua Hospital. Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010, at 2:00 pm at the Catholic Church in Holdfast, SK with Hilda Dale, officiating.
- Wilfred William (December 29, 1923 - July 17, 2012). Wilfred William Maerz was born on December 29th, 1923 in his parent's farmhouse located southwest of Holdfast. Dad grew up with his brother and sisters during a time of great challenge, of good years in the '20's and then, the Dirty '30's. After completing grade eight at Everett School he went to work for neighbor, Charlie Fox. A sense of adventure drew Wilfred to enlist in the Canadian Army at seventeen years of age. He excelled at mathematics and geometry which fit very well with Anti-Aircraft Artillery training. As World War II progressed Wilfred ended up in combat with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. He took part in the liberation of the Netherlands and was wounded in action near Deventer on April 9, 1945. After recovery and discharge, he returned home in 1946 to operate the family farm. In 1954 he married his sweetheart, Barbara Hill, and together they raised three boys. While the farm was Wilfred's priority, ensuring his sons had every opportunity to succeed was his lifelong goal. He was very proud of his family. Wilfred served many roles within the Royal Canadian Legion, the Holdfast United Church, and spent most springs coaching his boys in baseball. Wilfred farmed with his eldest son and grandson until retirement. He experienced renal failure in 2008 and after three and one-half years of dialysis treatment he passed away on July 17. Wilfred is predeceased by his wife Barbara, his parents Conrad and Helene, and his siblings - Edna, Emily, Elsie, Frieda, Christine, John, Johanna, and Arthur. He is survived by his sons Trevor (Shirley), Mayson (Linda), and Sheldon (Deena); grandchildren Rhonda (Chad) Minchuk, Wesley (Diana), Jesse, Erin, Brett, William and Rachel; great-grandchildren Owen, Claire, Samantha, Elizabeth, and Levi; brother-in-law Dean (Elsie) Allen and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Prasad, the staff of Unit 3-6, Veteran's Wing of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, as well as Meadow Edge House in Lumsden for the loving care provided to Wilfred. The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan.
- Melonia "Lena" Rose (nee Keller) Knoll Makelki. On Saturday, February 17, 2007, Melonia 'Lena' Rose Makelki, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83 years. Lena was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Regina Keller, son, Kenneth Knoll, her first husband, Balzer Knoll, second husband, Jake Makelki, two brothers, George and Peter Keller, three brothers-in-law, Stan Eberle, Vernon Leas and Peter Ripplinger. Lena leaves to mourn her family: son, Gerald (Carol Kezama) Knoll of Calgary, AB and his children, Corey (Linda) Knoll and their son Jonathon, Martine (Brent) Stillwell; and their mother, Myriam Knoll; daughter, Audrey (Maurice) Clark of Weyburn, and their children, Serena Clark, Jordan (Susan) Clark, Landon Clark; four sisters, Polly Eberle, Betty Ripplinger, Evelyn Leas, Katie 'Babe' (Mike) Weichel; two sisters-in-law, Jeanine Keller and Marion Keller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lena was born December 9, 1923 at Holdfast, the eldest child of seven. She attended a country school at Holdfast. Her first marriage to Balzer Knoll was a double wedding along with her sister Polly to Stan Eberle in 1945. They had a mixed farm in the Montmartre area with grain and cattle until 1974 when they moved to Weyburn. Lena spent her time milking cows and helping with the farming operation, along with cooking, baking and raising their family. She loved socializing at the coffee shop, dancing and gardening. After Balzer passed away, Lena married Jake Makelki in Weyburn in 1988. She was a loyal member of the Roman Catholic Church. Family was extremely important to Lena and she loved to have someone stop by for a visit. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Prayers were said Tuesday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. The funeral mass was held Wednesday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church with Father Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Richard Keller, Gary Keller, Arnold Leas, Harvey Weichel, Don Eberle and Edwin Fahlman.
- Betty (Miriam) (nee McNabb) of Moose Jaw, passed away on Saturday August 20, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Betty was born on July 8, 1927 in Davidson, SK. She is predeceased by her first husband David Ross Spencer, her brothers and sisters: Colin McNabb, Kay Johnston and Jean Jordan. She is survived by her second husband, Howard Marzolf Providence Place, Moose Jaw; sister, Doris (Dan) Sullivan Bethune, SK; sister-in-law, Doreen Spencer Craik, SK; sons: David (Connie) Spencer Oxbow, SK, Greg (Johanne) Spencer Moose Jaw; Colin (Judy) Spencer Campbell River, BC, Les (Dianne) Spencer Kelowna, BC, Scott (Bonnie) Spencer Saskatoon, SK; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as Howard's family: Sadie (George) Wilson Victoria, BC, Orlee (Herman) Grosfield Brooks, AB, Ed (Dorothy) Marzolf Central Butte, Archie (Evelyn) Marzolf Edmonton, AB, Gorda (Dick) Seymour Calgary, AB, and Gordon (Irene) Marzolf Moose Jaw; and (Alvera deceased) Orval Wolacott Toronto, ON. Betty attended Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. After teaching school in the Sarnia district, she married David Ross Spencer of Holdfast, SK. They farmed in the Holdfast district where they raised their five sons. Ross and Betty especially enjoyed watching their sons involvement in sports at the local level. After retiring to Moose Jaw, Betty was widowed. She met and later married Howard Marzolf of the Central Butte district in December 1990. For 15 years they were socialites in the Moose Jaw community. They were die-hard Blue Jay fans who celebrated two pennants and like Maple Leaf fans, followed them through their difficult seasons. Betty was a dedicated member of the Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble, bowling, golfing, and special moments with her families. One of Betty's greatest joys was the time she spent following the education and accomplishments of her fourteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After a courageous fight with vascilitis in the Regina General Hospital, Betty passed away. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel on Wednesday August 24, 2005 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
- Jean Maupin passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2011 at the age of 85. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, and daughter Janice (Bob Phaneuf). Jean is survived by her son Kelly (Karen) and their children, Steve and Lisa of Regina and by Janice's daughter, Reva Valiukas of Surrey, BC. Jean is also survived by her sisters, Pauline, Helen and Lydia; brother Pete as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Though we will miss her deeply we are grateful for her life and all the memories. Jean grew up on a farm near Holdfast, then moved to work in Regina before marrying and starting a family. Jean spent many years as a homemaker and especially enjoyed gardening and camping. Jean ran the Lottery Kiosk in the Sherwood Village Mall, where her and Bill met many customers, many of whom became friends. Jean loved to travel and cherished trips to the Okanagan and Vancouver, as well as time spent at Crystal Lake. She really enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, liked to go out for supper and absolutely loved to read. We will always remember her immense talent for fashion she was always "dressed to the nines". Jean has spent the past year living at the Renaissance Retirement Home where she renewed old friendships and made new ones. At Jean's request, there will be no funeral service. The family wishes to thank Unit 3D and the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital, the staff and residents of the Renaissance, our extended families, and many friends for their support.
- Ethel Helen (nee Blashill) of Regina Sask., (formerly of Holdfast Sk.) age 86 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8th, 2003 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina Sask. Ethel is survived by her loving family: sons Jim, Ron (Bernadette), grandchildren: Ian McWilliams, Heather McWilliams, Pamela (Chris) Meger, Jason McWilliams, Dean McWilliams & Amy McWilliams, great grandchildren Curtis & Haley Meger, brother Carl Blashill, brothers & sisters-in-law, Rose (Bill) McKenzie & Archie (Doris) McWilliams, also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Ethel was predeceased by her parents: Walter & Margaret Blashill, her loving husband Clayton & her brother Jim Blashill. Education was a very important part of Ethel's life. She taught school for many years until her retirement in 1978 at age 62. Ethel had the God given ability to inspire her students which enhanced their progress & development. Ethel had a life long interest in the well being and development of all. Ethel believed in taking an active roll in her community, she was involved with the library, Rebekah Lodge, United Church Ladies, The Holdfast Seniors, The Legion Poem & Essay contest to name some. Her family always came first & especially the grandchildren & great grandchildren. Ethel was a true Saskatchewanonian. The celebration of Ethel's life funeral service will be held on Friday, March 14th, 2003 at the Assumption of the B.V.M. Catholic Church, Holdfast Sask. with Rev. Lorraine Harkness officiating. (United Church). The interment will be at a later date.
- Patricia Eleanor (nee McAusland). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia Eleanor McWilliams on October 31, 2007 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was born May 29, 1951 in Melfort, Saskatchewan and is predeceased by her mother, Muriel McAusland. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father Clarance McAusland, her partner Diaby Batoura, her daughter and best friend Heather Fiona McWilliams (special friend Cameron Hutchings), her wonderfully talented son Ian McWilliams (special friend Marie Bayle), and special nephew Christopher McAusland. She also leaves behind her sisters, Frances (Arthur) Westlund, Marian (David) Kettlewell, Janet McAusland, as well as the father of her children, James McWilliams, and nieces and nephews. Patricia was devoted to her children that she raised with her husband James on their farm at Holdfast, Saskatchewan. Her personal interests included gardening and music and she was an avid reader. Patricia always had a keen interest in politics and the affairs of the world. She was a passionate learner and over her lifetime earned Bachelor of Administration, Bachelor of Arts, and Masters of Education (Distance Education) degrees. Her career in education began with the community college in Davidson, Saskatchewan with the mandate to revitalize the rural community. She started in continuing and contracted training when she was the Program Head of Business and Community Education at SIAST Wascana Campus and Coordinator of Distance Education at SIAST Corporate Office. She was truly a pioneer in the field of distance education and her expertise took her to more than forty countries around the world. During her years as Senior Training Specialist for the Commonwealth of Learning, an international non-governmental organization devoted to the promotion of open learning and distance education throughout the world, Patricia coordinated the development of a wealth of training programs and courseware for distance educators around the world. The work of non-formal and adult basic education was especially important to Patricia, and she was a key figure in the field, organizing international workshops and overseeing projects. On leaving the Commonwealth of Learning, Patricia freelanced as a consultant in open and distance education, working with organizations in Africa and Asia from a home base in South Africa. More recently she worked on projects in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. A private memorial service will be held in Melfort on November 15, 2007.
- Cora Hilda Isabel (nee Slater) The death of Cora Hilda Isabel aged 71 years of Holdfast, SK occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, SK. Prayers will be held in Assumption B.V.M. R.C. Church on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held from Assumption B.V.M. Roman Catholic Church in Holfast, SK on Friday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. Father Lester Kaufmann. Interment will follow in Wolfton Cemetery. Cora was predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, an infant daughter in 1958, her first husband William Crumly in 1987, second husband Ralph Measner in 1996, son in laws Keith DeClercq in 1996, Jack Slater in 2000. Cora is survived by daughters Glenna Slater, Janet (Larry) Maier and Melinda (Todd) Brooker; sons Murray (Vivian) Crumly, Darwin (Terry) Crumly and Ron (Jane) Crumly, grandchildren Jason (Danielle) Maier; Lisa (fiance Brian (Tyler)), Todd and Michelle Crumly; Scott and Justin Crumly; Travis DeClercq; Ryan, Megan & Sarah Crumly; great granddaughter Samantha Maier; 1 brother; 2 sisters as well as numerous family and friends.
- Irene May (nee Engelhardt) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband Orval; brothers Norman and Kenneth Engelhardt. Left to mourn her passing and honour her memory are her children Linda (Ron) Nykolaychuk, Doug (Barb) Measner, Laurel (Ken) Roberts and Shirley (Dave) Schroeder; grandchildren Jamie-Dee, Brandie, Dallas, Bree-Ann, Dayle, Randall, Kurtis and Jennifer; 10 greatgrandchildren; and close friend Alex MacKay. Irene was born and raised in the Kindred District near Holdfast. Upon marrying Orval, the two resided in Moose Jaw where their first child was born. They then moved to Regina where they remained to raise their family. Irene loved knitting, crocheting, reading and attending family activities. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bester and the staff of Regina General Hospital, Unit 5E. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 1:30-2:30 with a Graveside Service and Reception to follow.
- Verna Myra (April 12, 1917 - December 19, 2011). On Monday, December 19, 2011, Verna Myra Measner, Wolseley, SK., and formerly Regina and Holdfast SK., died at the age of 94 years. The funeral service will be held in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK., on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Darrell Reine officiating. Interment of cremated remains in the Holdfast West Cemetery, Holdfast, SK at a later date. Predeceased by her parents Herman and Martha (nee Myrah) Measner; brother Lloyd Measner and brother Nealand Measner and his wife Millie; sister Hazel Wildfong and her husband Vernon. Verna is survived by her sister Ione Todd, Glenavon, SK.; sister-in-law Connie Measner, Vancouver, B.C.; her nieces and nephews: Beryl (Robert) Fournier, Glenavon, Alan (Mary) Todd, Kayley, AB., Heather (Larry) Dew, Windthorst, SK., Glenn (Lori) Todd, Glenavon, Richard (Leslie) Todd, St. Albert, AB., Rodney (Mary) Measner, Holdfast, and Karen Payant, Regina. Verna is also survived by her great nieces and great nephews.
- Alexander Peter passed away quietly September 16, 2002 at the age of 82 years. He was born in Holdfast, Sask. on April 17, 1920. Alex was predeceased by his father Louis and his mother Rosina; sisters: Marion, Minnie, Kay (Ron) Bannow and Jan (Henry) Rieger; brothers Joseph and Ed (Karen); and granddaughter Sarah Ann. Alex is lovingly remembered by son Dennis (Betty); grandchildren: Joseph, Billie, Lisa and Jorden; brothers: Albert (Jeannette), Gus (Chris), Adam (Faye); sisters Madge (John) Ponto, and Angie (Bob) Kahlo as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A CELEBRATION OF ALEX'S LIFE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, September 20, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
- Clarence Bernard, our beloved father, grandfather, son and brother passed away May 26, 2010 at the West Coast General Hospital, Port Alberni, BC after a lengthy illness. Clarence was born March 24, 1939 and grew up on the family farm near Holdfast, Sask. He worked in Regina and Thompson, Manitoba before venturing to BC and eventually settled in Mackenzie working as a truck driver. In 1996 Clarence retired and moved to Port Alberni. He was a member of the Mackenzie Elks Lodge. Clarence is predeceased by his father John Metz, infant brother Brian, brothers-in-law Glenn Sivertson & Somenath Banerjee and sisterin-law Eda Metz. Clarence is survived by his companion Lois Fischer, daughters Manon & Nikki, grandchildren Stephanie, Andrienna & Bailey, his mother Anne Metz and siblings Gerald, Marion (Ed), Doreen (Marcel), Linda, Jerry (Linda), Harold (Sharon), Lorraine (Richard), Alvin (Dorothy), Donna (Sam), Leslie (Deanna), Joanne (John), Bernice (Rod) and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service to be held July 1, 2010. At Clarence's request cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Roman Catholic Church in Holdfast with interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- George (August 18, 1925 - August 30, 2013). It is with great sadness that the family of George Anton Metz announces his passing on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Langham Senior Citizen Home. Dad was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather as well as a friend to all who knew him. He farmed for many years out by Holdfast, SK moving to Saskatoon in 1969. He was predeceased by his parents Stephan and Christina Metz, as well as six sisters and four brothers. Left to mourn his passing is one brother, Rudy Metz, and his sister-in-law, Ann Metz (Burger), as well as five sons and one daughter; Ken (Grace) Metz, Dave Metz (Sandy Worobey), Barb (Doug) Bleich, Al Metz (Larsine Armstrong), Barry Metz and Ed (Donna) Metz also many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As of dad's wishes, we will be having a small Graveside Service at Holdfast Cemetery on September 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m
- Jean Marie (nee Zenzeluk) passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the age of 88. Jean was born on the family farm at Holdfast, SK on November 16, 1920. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter (1990); twin daughters, Karen Pawliw and Sharon Desrochers (2002); parents, Michael and Elizabeth Zenzeluk; sister and brother-inlaw, Ann and Lloyd Moffatt; brother and sister-in-law, John and Helen Zenzeluk; sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Joe Kasper; brothers-in-law, Red Schaible, and Vic Mahood. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Ken (Sharon) Metz; daughter, Marlene (El) Iversen; grandchildren, Troy (Dan) Metz, Tyler (Tannis) Metz, Jilles (Shannon)Desrochers, Marla (Shawn) Erdelyan and Tim Middleton; great grandchildren, Sarah and Lilly Metz, Alarica and Taylor Desrochers, Cody, Lane and Lucas Erdelyan; sisters, Mary Schaible (Abbotsford), Tina Mahood (Vancouver), Evlynn Boyd, and brother Steve (Helen) Zenzeluk; sons-in-law, Emil Pawliw and Ron Desrochers, as well as many nieces, nephews, and a large extended family and friends in both Regina, Surrey, and Langley, B.C. A gathering to celebrate Jean's Life will be held on Monday, December 8, 2008 from 7:00 9:00 pm. at Wascana Place, 2900 Wascana Dr., Regina, SK.
- Eva (nee Thomas) Miller, our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2004, at the Weyburn General Hospital, age 89 years. Eva was born February 17, 1915 at Holdfast, SK, to John and Mary Thomas, the third youngest of 18 children. She married John Miller, January 1934, and they had a family of eight children. They enjoyed a loving marriage of 62 years, in which each was the other's best friend. They enjoyed the company of relatives and neighbours of the Ralph/ Grand Bend/ Little Rock School communities. Mother was a superlative homemaker. Her clean home, cooking and baking, canning, sewing, knitting, embroidery, quilting, gardening, raising chickens and turkeys were second only to her devoted care of her family. She knew a home remedy for most ailments and her healing hands soothed many a pain or fevered brow. She lived her faith and she will be missed by many who knew her kind and gentle ways. She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband John in 1996, all of her brothers and sisters, one infant daughter, Audrey in 1937, and one son Jim in 1989. She is survived by her children: Mary (Jim) Gough of Armstrong, BC; Alex (Shirley) of McTaggart; Ron (Gloria) of Weyburn; Fred (Kay) of Red Deer, AB; Stan of Weyburn; Janice (Joe) Vilcu of Midale; one daughter-in-law, Carol of Mississauga, ON; 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. The funeral mass was Friday, October 15 at 2 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were grandsons David Miller, Dana Miller, Bruce Miller, Daniel Miller, Jeramy Vilcu and good friend of the family, Glenn Swenson.
- Anna (nee Giesinger) beloved wife of John Misniak passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at Santa Maria Sr. Citizens Home at the age of 95 years. Anna Veronica Giesinger was born in Holdfast, SK on November 3, 1910 to Paul and Anastasia Giesinger. She moved to Regina as a young woman and worked for many years with the Singer Sewing Co. and the Province of Saskatchewan. On June 30, 1956 she married Mieczyslaw John Misniak at St. Mary's Church in Regina. She and John celebrated 50 years of marriage with family and friends on June 27, 2006. Anna is survived by her husband, John. She is also survived by nieces and nephews; Ron (Claudette) Giesinger of Los Angeles, CA, Jean (Dick) Van Walleghem of Winnipeg, MB, Gerald Giesinger of Portage la Prairie, MB, Carole (Peter) Tilley of Denver, CO, Jim Giesinger of Toronto, ON, Michael (Marianne) Giesinger of Regina, SK, Maureen (Barry) Slinn of Calgary, AB, Greg (Nancy) Giesinger of Regina, SK and sister-in-law, Martha Giesinger of Calgary, AB. She is predeceased by her parents and brothers, Adam, Gabriel, Frank, Peter and Paul. Anna loved her family and enjoyed many visits with them over the last years. The family wishes to thank special cousins, Louise Hornung who helped with many things and visited regularly and Adam Selinger who visited often. Thank you also to Santa Maria staff for their care and attention for the past year and a half. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Santa Maria Sr. Citizens Home Chapel, 4215 Regina Ave., Regina, SK with Fr. Norm Marcotte from Holy Cross Parish as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Edward Henry Myrah of Moose Jaw, formerly of Holdfast, passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 6, 2014 at the age of 87. Edward was born on the family farm where he spent many years farming before retiring to Moose Jaw. Edward was an avid carpenter and electrician and loved to build in his shop. Predeceased by his parents, his first wife Kass, and brother Wes. Ed will be sadly missed by his second wife Betty; sons Dennis (Virginia) and Randy (Rita); grandchildren Kyle, Kirk (Ashley Luce), Kayla (Ryan Seibel), Danielle; great-grandson Ayden; sister Marian Holtzman; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at W. J. Jones & Son Chapel, 106 Athabasca Street E., Moose Jaw on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Deacon Arleen Champion will officiate. Interment will take place at the Holdfast Municipal Cemetery.
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- Pauline (nee Freckot). It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Pauline Nettling of Regina, formerly of Holdfast, who passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Her wish to be reunited with her husband Reinhardt and her daughter Elizabeth Kostron has been fulfilled. Mom was also predeceased by her parents Johann and Katharina Freckot; sisters Theresa and Katherine; and brother Adam in infancy; sisters and brothers-in-law Barbara (Joe) Thauberger, Kathryn (Peter) Giel, Elizabeth (Charles) Swayze; brothers John, Bill and sister-in-law (Henney) Nedokus, brother-in-law George Mertler; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Katharine and Larry Burgart, their son Brad and Crystal (Cassidy and Dakota) and daughter Laura and Allan Laird (Deacan); son-in-law Peter Kostron and his children Connie and Alan Dillman (Everett and Clayton); Carla and Graham Ciciarelli (Trieste and Gemma); Carolyn and Trenton Entwistle (Brock); sister Ann Mertler, as well as several nieces and nephews. Mom was born and raised in Holdfast and was Dad's right hand as they continued to farm the family homestead after they were married. Mom was a woman of great strength, quick wit and great humour. Mom was the family historian. She passed on to us her love of cooking, gardening, especially flowers, and crocheting, ensuring we all had a good supply of doilies. Having joined a bowling club after moving to Regina, she amassed a number of trophies, decals and pins. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. North, Regina, SK on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marcel George, celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- John Joseph 1913 - 2009. On the morning of March 29, 2009 our dad, grandpa and great-grandpa passed away peacefully at the age of 95, with mom by his side. Dad was predeceased by his parents Nickalous & Eva, five brothers & two sisters. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Catherine of 69 1/2 years; daughter Dolores Christian (Morley) and their children Troy (Janice), Edward (Rose), Kelly Campbell (Jarvis) and Catherine Gaudreau (Joel); sons Jim (Linda Jose) and their children Kimberly, Michael and Michael Jose; Arnold (Brenda) and their daughters Amanda Laychuck (Tim) and Theresa. He also leaves to mourn his remaining sister Margaret Reiter, sister in law Armella Reiter, brother in law Tom (Angeline) Reiter, sister in law Mary (Val) Reiter, sister in law Josephine Reiter, eleven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. Dad was very close to his family particularly his grandchildren. Whenever anything needed fixing it was always grandpa's job to get it done. The family would like to thank Dr. Rysbergen and the girls at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility for their total dedication and excellent care given to Dad in the last two weeks. A MASS celebrating Dad's life will be held at the Assumption of BVM Parish in Holdfast on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Neil Osiowy officiating. Prayers will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK on Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M.
- Peter (April 12, 1930 - March 23, 2013). Peter, beloved husband to Roselyn; father to Donna, Karen (Marvin), Brenda (Ron), Bev (Kevin) and Michael (Natasha); grandfather to Christopher, Emily, Dale (Jen), Jessica, Nathan, Hannah, Joshua, and Addison and great-grandfather to Payton, Taylor, Gabby and Liam, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Predeceased by parents Ida and Lawrence; brother Leslie (Elsie) and sister Geraldine (Bud), he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Holdfast, Peter moved to Regina and worked in various jobs before retiring from Sears Canada after 34 years of service. He enjoyed playing, coaching and officiating softball, hockey, bowling and curling. Peter took pleasure spending time with his pool room buddies and his best buddy Buster. A special thank you to the staff in the MPICU unit of the Regina General Hospital for their compassion shown to Peter and the family during his short stay. Thank you to friends and family for their kindness and donations of food and flowers. A private family graveside service was held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 with Rev. Ken Koep officiating.
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- Margaret Reiter (nee Pfleger) 1908-2011. Margaret left this world very peacefully on Thursday morning, November 10, 2011. She was 103 years, 6 months and 4 days old. She was predeceased by her Husband Joseph, parents Nikolaus and Eva Pfleger; all 8 of her brother and sisters, 2 nieces and 5 stepchildren. In July of 1940 Margaret married Joseph Reiter, a widower with 8 children. Left to celebrate her life is her sister-in-law Catherine Pfleger, 2 children Thomas (Angeline) and Mary (Valentine) and 2 daughters-in-law, Josephine and Armella; 24 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 78 great-greatgrandchildren and 1 great-great-greatgrandchild. She also leaves behind 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Margaret, upon having to leave her home in Holdfast for health reasons in 2005, moved to Prairie Lily Care Home in Regina where she stayed for 3 years. At that point she moved to the William Booth Special Care Home where she lived for over 3 years. Here she thoroughly enjoyed all the entertainment, outings, bingos and any other activities she was able to participate in. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers that she had over the last six or seven years. You all know who you are as names would be impossible to mention. Prayers will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 at Lee Funeral Home 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK at 7:00 pm. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast SK, where she has been a member of the CWL for nearly 50 years. Interment to follow in the Holdfast Cemetery.
- Sebastian John. On December 18, 2003, Sebastian John (Bill) Rieger, late of Holdfast, Sask; passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at the age of 80 years. Bill was born and raised in Holdfast and completed his schooling there. After working a brief time in British Columbia he returned to Holdfast and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway, earning the position of Forman on the Section Crew. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Cecilia Rieger (Holdfast) his sister Cecilia Morgan (Kenora, Ont.) and brothers Tony and Henry, (Regina). He is survived by his siblings Pauline Haliburton (Iowa), Jean Maupin (Regina), Rose (Jack) Gangl (Regina), Chris Parker (Pilot Butte), Helen (Regina), John (Regina), Peter (Margaret) (Calgary), Lydia Desalchuck (Regina), sisters in law, Jean Rieger and Theresa Rieger (Regina) and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Bill led a humble life and dedicated considerable time to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church and Parish. He assisted with Mass, played the organ, was a member of both the choir and parish council. Bill also served as Sacristan of the church which included many duties such as opening and closing the church, snow removal, bell ringing and serving as travel companion for the parish priest. Bill also did odd jobs for members of the Holdfast community and was always ready and willing to help whenever he could. He was a considerate and generous man to his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him Special thanks to Dr. Duffy and the nursing staff of CCU and 3B at the Pasqua Hospital for the special care given to Bill. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 11:00 AM in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Holdfast, SK with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, celebrant. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina, SK. Prayers will be said Monday, December 22, 2003 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
- Catherine Magdelena (nee Seibold) beloved mother and grandmother returned to God on Thursday, April 20, 2006. She was born in Kendal, Saskatchewan on August 12, 1914. Catherine is predeceased by her parents, Gottlieb and Theresa Seibold, her husband, Frank Xavier Rink and her son, Ronald James; her sisters, Millie, Mary, Tillie, and brothers, John, Fred, Harold and Peter. She is survived by her sister, Belle Moir. Catherine married Frank Rink on February 17, 1936. They operated a Red and White General Store in Kendal until 1947 when Frank purchased the Holdfast Red & White. Frank and Kay were blessed with six children, Ronald (deceased), Marilyn, Marjorie (Fred), Francis (Mae), Gloria (Gerry) and Joan; her grandchildren, Sean (Caroline), Andrea (Dan), Tera (Tyler), Rob, Michael (Susan), Christopher (Jennifer) and Thalia and her great grandchildren, Gregory and Kate. Catherine was a passionate mother and a delighted grandmother. She was famous for her cinnamon buns, delicious meals and her candy cupboard. She was known for her work in Holdfast in the C.W.L, numerous wedding showers, farewells and fundraisers. Kay was also passionate about curling, football, and Canasta. A special thank you to the Victor Warnkes who for 31 years cared and supported both our parents, especially our mom in her widow years. A heartfelt thank you to Erin Purdue, Susan Schoenroth and Jarin Sjogren, our special angels at the General Hospital on 3E. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church at 420 College Avenue at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006. Prayers will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
- Emelie (nee Ell) September 24, 1918 - November 4, 2009. Our much loved mother and grandmother, Emelie Roche passed away peacefully on November 4, 2009 at the age of 91. Her memory will be cherished by her sons, Dwayne (Bonnie) St. Albert, AB; Harvey (Bertha) Red Lake, ON; her daughter, Kim (Steve) Saunders, Saskatoon; and her grandchildren, Candace Roche (Chris Veldhoen) Red Lake, ON; Nadine Roche, Thunder Bay, ON, Daniel, Ellise and Andrew Saunders, all of Saskatoon. Emelie was predeceased by her husband, Jim; her brother, Henry Ell; and her sisters, Katie Bitz, Angelina Bitz and Mary Dunford. She is survived by her brother, John Ell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Emelie was born and raised in Holdfast, SK. She completed her training as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert. Over the next 37 years, Emelie worked in hospitals in various locations, including RUH and Sherbrooke Nursing Home in Saskatoon. Emelie's fondest memories were highlighted by the births of her children and grandchildren. She took great pride in following their childhoods and accomplishments. Emelie retired from nursing in 1977, with time to enjoy her plentiful garden, knitting for her grandchildren, Golden Age League bowling, reading and completing countless handicraft projects. Her favorite place to be was in her children's homes and her most precious times were celebrating Christmas as a family. Prayers for Emelie will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Fr. Raymond Senger. Both services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. A heartfelt thank you to the 7th floor staff at St. Paul's Hospital who cared for Emelie with compassion and dignity, and provided much support to the family.
- Bruce Edward. On Thursday, February 10, 2005, Bruce Edward Rogoschewsky, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 46 years after a brief battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Bernadette Rogoschewsky. He is survived by his brothers and sisters Cheryle (Terry) Hungle of Dallas, TX, John (Annie) of Red Deer, AB, Brian of Holdfast, SK, Brenda (Neil) Fairbairn of Regina, SK and Lyle (Nancy) of Airdrie, AB; nieces and nephews Anita (Jess), Mark, Rebecca, Jessica, Michael, Sarah, Steven and Luke; his good friend Lauretta as well as several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary RC Church, Holdfast, SK with Rev. Arnulfo Sison, celebrant. Interment will follow at Holdfast Cemetery. Prayers will be said Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK with Dan Eberle, presider.
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- Wilhelmina (nee Gelsinger). It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Wilhelmina, affectionately known as Millie, on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, after a brief illness. She was born on August 15, 1915 to Frank and Mary Gelsinger in Holdfast. She had five brothers, Tony, John, Frank, Ben and Joseph, and two sisters, Kay (Kennedy) and Mary (Ullman). She married John James (Jack) Savage of London, England in 1940. Her husband and our father passed away in 1971. Left to mourn her passing are her children, Donald (Gail) and John James Jr.; her grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Sawatsky, Colin, Ryan, Kelly and Sarah Savage, and great-granddaughter Rebecca; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 31, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ The King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, with Very Rev. Anthony F. Dizy presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Eliza Helen Beverly (nee Caldwell) passed away on April 7,2003 at her residence in the Lutheran Sunset Home. She was born at Holdfast, SK in 1905 to pioneer parents, Thomas Francis Caldwell and Harriet Ann Allen. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Paul Searcy in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Finch (Jessie) of Los Angeles, CA; a son, Gene (Linda) of Wakaw, SK; grandchildren, Alison Ciupa (Chet) of Calgary, AB, Karen Searcy (Michael Mercier) of Saskatoon, SK, Kevin Searcy (Dianne) of St. Albert, AB; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a niece, Mrs. Elaine Myrah of Regina, SK; and a nephew, Vernon Caldwell of Moose Jaw, SK. Beverly was educated at Kindred School, Regina College and Regina Normal School. She taught in one room country schools in the Holdfast, Penzance and Craik districts. In the 1920s and 1930s these schools were usually filled to capacity with students in grades one through nine. In 1936 she married Hugh Paul Searcy of Craik and they commenced farming at Strasbourg, SK. In 1942 they moved to the Caldwell homestead farm at Holdfast, operating that farm until retiring in 1967. In 1977 they moved to Saskatoon. Beverly was an active member of the United Church in Holdfast where she was the pianist and St. Paul's United Church in Saskatoon. The funeral will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 (courtesy parking south of the chapel on 4th Ave. N., please use the 25th St. entrance). Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff of the Lutheran Sunset Home.
- George, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on Saturday, October 7, 2000 with his daughters by his side. Born in Holdfast, Sask. in 1912, he was raised on the family farm at Prelate, Sask. He lived at Prelate and Marquis a few years before residing in Regina. George was active in the church as an organist from 1928 until 1991. He began in Blumenfeld, Sask. and continued at Little Flower and Holy Cross Parishes in Regina. Church music remained the love of his life. He was predeceased by his wife Irene in 1972, a brother and two sisters. He married Magdalena (Herle) Selinger in 1974. He is survived by his four daughters; Sharon (Mervin) Sogz of North Battleford, Sask. Linda Selinger, Jo-Ann Selinger and Bette-Jean Selinger all of Regina, Sask.; also three granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Tonight October 10th, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church at 420 College Ave., Regina, Sask. on Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 at 11:00 a.m.
- Henry. It is with deep sadness that Henry's family announces his passing on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Henry is survived by his wife and companion of 58 years, Helen (nee Ackerman), daughter Norma Robertson (Rolland) of Winnipeg and son Lyle of Holdfast, Saskatchewan. Henry's great love for is grandchildren Ryan Kuyek, Curtis Kuyek, Jenna (David) Moore, all of Winnipeg, Michelle (Matt) of Strongfield, Shawn of Saskatoon and Timothy Robertson also of Winnipeg was always evident in his many phone calls, visits and words of wisdom through the years. A special place in his heart was held for his great grandchildren Brooke-Lynn and Chloe Anna Moore and Quentin Robertson. Henry is also survived by his foster-son Jimmy, brothers Al of Balcarres and Adam of Regina, sister Anne Thomas of Kelowna, B.C., sister-in-law Jean Weatherley of Regina and Willamena Metz of Chilliwack, B.C. Henry is predeceased by his parents, foster-son Perry and brothers, sisters and in-laws too numerous to mention. Henry was born on the family farm January 15, 1923 at Holdfast, Sask. In 1968 after a successful auction sale, Henry and Helen moved to Regina. Henry worked for MacDonald's Consolidated retiring after 25 years. Throughout his life Henry was able to wear many hats and wear them well, from the farmer, the sausage maker, the warehouse worker, the landlord, the winemaker, the gardener, the storyteller and in the most recent years the caregiver to our mother. During his adventures, Henry made many life long friendships always passing on his wisdom and secrets for making things grow bigger, taste better - wanting people to come back for more. A special thank you to Dr. Pervaiz for his kindness and compassion through the years for both mom and dad, the Palliative Care Unit - Pasqua Hospital for their professionalism and compassion in making dad's last few days comfortable, and to the staff and new friendships found at Princess Villa where Henry and Helen have spent the last year together. A Celebration of Henry's life will be held Monday, April 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask.
- John. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Selinger, born December 1, 1918, Holdfast, Sask., passed away with his family by his side April 5, 2010. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Anna, and brothers Pete & Don, and sister Beatrice Watson, lovingly remembered by wife Margaret of 62 years, daughters Brenda (Greg) Reeves, Cheryl, sons John, Wayne and Murray, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters Kay Gibson (Regina Sk.), Chris Potter (Victoria B.C). John grew up on the family farm and enlisted in Regina Rifles where he fought in World War II. He then married his wife Margaret and returned to Canada back to the family farm. He moved to Moose Jaw, and started work at the Post Office till he retired. He loved going on trips, and spoiling the grandchildren and great grandchildren which he loved deeply. He will be greatly missed by his wife, family and all who knew him. There will be a private family service at the gravesite.
- Margaret (August 17, 1917 - September 4, 2009). Margaret passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 4, 2009. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Eugene; two brothers, George and Rudy and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Margaret was born in Holdfast, SK and grew up there. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 11, 2009 at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Dilke, SK with Fr. Felipe Faustino as Celebrant. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.
- Teresa (nee Nieman). With sadness the family of Teresa Selinger announce her passing on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility at Imperial at 97 years of age. Teresa spent her married life in Holdfast where she raised her children on the family farm and where she taught for many years at Schell School. She was predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Mary Nieman of Englefeld, her husband John D. in 1991, her daughter Grace McSheffrey in 1997, infant grandson Jeffrey Selinger in 1972; seven brothers: Ben, Frank, Bill, Henry, Ten, John and Carl, and two sisters Katherine and Mary. She is survived by six children: Gwynn (Marcel) Chorel, David (Beverly) Selinger, Virginia Selinger, Neil Selinger, Mary Lou (John) Henderson and Jim (Karen) Selinger, son-in-law Brian McSheffrey, and 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at Assumption Church in Holdfast on Tuesday, May 18 at 2:00 pm.
- Rosalie "Rose" (nee Folk) November 2, 1915 - August 12, 2009. Mrs. Rose Sozoniuk of Stony Plain, formerly of Holdfast, SK passed away at the age of 93 years. Rose is survived by her daughter Dianne (Dick) Hagon; two grandchildren: Richard Peter Hagan (Alana Patterson) and Rosalie Hagon (Jeffrey Rogers); three brothers: Ed (Delores) Folk, Con (Rita) Folk and John (Pauline) as well as numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Peter (February 1987); four brothers and six sisters. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. from Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast, SK with Father Felipe Faustino Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Catholic Church Cemetery.
- Anne (nee Shymko) passed away peacefully July 31st, 2004 at 96 years. Anne Shymko was born in Caliento, MB, January 3, 1908. She married Leon Stefiuk in 1926 at Winnipeg, MB. They lived in Saskatchewan as Leon was a Section Foreman with the C.P.R. They moved from town to town, finally settling in Holdfast in 1937. They raised two children, Evangeline and Donald. Anne was involved with CWL in Holdfast. She loved chrocheting, curling and gardening, but her main love was her children and her many grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her husband, Leon in 1980 and her granddaughter, Jo-anne in 1993. She is survived by her daughter, Evangeline (Ken) Schneider; son, Dr. Don (Wendy) Stefiuk; her grandchildren, Debbie (Remi) Pajot, Leslie Schneider, Patricia (Paul Paradis), Jeffrey (Arleen) Schneider, Cindy Schneider, Connie (Dean Earlandson), James Schneider, Dusty (Rhonda) Schneider, Sean (Stephanie) Schneider, Jason (Guisell) Schneider, Derrick (Sheana) Schneider, Tonia (Seth) Olson-Stefiuk and Tricia (Aaron Temple); great grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jerrod, Lisanne and Jourdain, Blake, Joel and Amber, Kathleen, Christopher and Everett, Jordan and Kayla, Jonah, Kelsey and Kaden; great great grandson, Jacob. Anne moved to St. Volodymyr's Villa in Saskatoon in 1991. Resided there until her recent move to the Lutheran Sunset Home in Saskatoon. The Celebration of Anne's Life Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Craik, SK with Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment Family Plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK. The family wishes to thank Dr. Steven Goluboff and Dr. Florence Wardell and the staff at Lutheran Sunset Home for their kind and loving care.
- Stanley Paul Hugh Studer affectionately known as HP, was born on September 28, 1930, in Holdfast, SK and ended his earthly journey on August 6, 2011, in the Union Hospital, Assiniboia, SK. Hugh was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Anthony Studer, his sisters Irene and Ruth, his brothers Gerard, Tommy, and Raymond. He is survived by his beloved Lorelei Rogers spouse of thirty-two years; his four children, Janie (Pete Rothschild) Alanna & Kaitie; Nancy (Dave Forbes) Arden, Jackson, & Georgia; Barry (Michele); Louanne (Chris Sims) Paul & Alia; brothers Basil (Verna) Mark & Todd and other nieces & nephews. Hugh is mourned by the Rogers family; Lynn & Norman Rogers, Lorraine Berry and their families. No description of Hugh's life would be complete without naming his much loved pets; Cookie, Missie, Chunga Uzzu and Edger. Hugh's work in the worlds of sales and business took place in Calgary and Edmonton. He treasured his years of retirement in Limerick, SK where he lived the rural life and made many fast friends. Prayer Vigil to be held on Friday, August 12, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., both at St. George Roman Catholic Church, Assiniboia, SK. Interment of ashes at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Limerick, SK.
- Elizabeth (nee Freckot). On Monday, September 15, 2003, Elizabeth Swayze passed away in Regina, two weeks short of her 97th birthday. Betty, as she was known by her family and friends, was predeceased by her husband, Charles Swayze in 1965, parents John and Katherine Freckot, sisters Barbara Thauberger and Katherine Giel, brother John and stepbrother William Nedokus, as well as several siblings in their infancy. Betty is survived by her sons Edward (Marion) and Murray (Margot), four grandchildren, Michelle (Pat) Lyon, Charles (Jackie) Swayze, Susanne (Scott) Hendrickson, and Janis (Pat) Gerding, as well as seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Pauline Nettling and her family, and Anne (George) Mertler and their family. Born on a farm near Holdfast, Betty was a longtime resident of Regina. She enjoyed working during Federal, Provincial and civic elections, was a staunch supporter of the Roughriders, curled in her younger years, and continued to bowl well into her eighties, winning many awards. Betty also enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends and participated in tournaments until her 95th year. The enjoyment of caring for her yard was evident by the beautiful dahlias she planted every year. On Betty's behalf, the family would like to thank her many friends for their assistance in filling her last years with so much pleasure. Our gratitude also goes to the many caregivers at Parkside Extendicare who cared for her since February. FUNERAL MASS will be held at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, 420 College Ave, Regina, SK. on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Mahoney, Celebrant.
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- Adam John. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Adam John Thauberger on June 21, 2007 at the age of 86 years. Adam will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Katherine (Kuffner). Adam is predeceased by his son Ralph, grandson Aaron, great granddaughter Morgan, brother John, and sisters Ida (Brilz) and Betty (Danylchuk). Adam leaves to mourn his children Barb (Richard) Kolb and their son Trevor (Tracey); David (Lorna) and their children Tania (Chris) Francais [Jacie, Hailey & Lucas] and Chad (Jackie) [Kaylee, Payton & Colby]; daughter-in-law Evelyn (Larry) McCullough) and her children Christie (Brad) Robinson [Aidan] and Ryan (Leah) [Kaia]; Frank (Ruth) and their children Nick and Matt; Charlie (Donna) and his children Jaimie (Mike) Peters [Reagan], Bree (Pat) Amon, Clint (Ashley), and Cory-Anne; Leonard (Cheryl) and their children Sarah and Tyler; and Gertrude and her child Cam (Kim) [Adam] and Dan Walker. Adam is also survived by his sisters Kay Warnecke and Pauline (John) Folk, his aunts Ann (George) Mertler and Pauline Nedling and numerous relatives and friends. Adam was born on August 9, 1920 at Holdfast, Saskatchewan. He loved working on the farm and came to work in the city to earn enough money to own a farm. He met the love of his life, Katherine, in Regina in 1947 and they were married in 1948. They began raising a family and achieving their dream of farming with the purchase of their first farm at Pilot Butte in 1958 and then a dairy farm at McLean in 1969. Adam continued his passion for farming until his retirement in 1976 when they moved to Qu'Appelle. Adam's joys in life included spending time with family and friends, playing cards and visiting, getting his hands dirty on the land, gardening, dancing, watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. The family wished to extend sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff at Golden Prairie Nursing Home for their care and compassion for Adam. A celebration of Adam's life will be take place at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. by Rev. Leonard Tamayo. A private interment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph's Colony Cemetery.
- John. After living a full life of 99 years, John passed gently away on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Long Lake Integrated Health Centre in Imperial, Sask, where he had been a resident for the past five years. John is predeceased by his wife Adeline; sons John, Harvey and daughter MaryAnn and daughter-in-law Mary (Ash); sisters Alvina, Matilda, Mary, Annie, Sabina and brother Gottlieb. He is survived by his sons Keith (Marilyn), David (Ronnie), Don; daughter Joyce; daughters-in-law Betty and Jeanette; 15 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren and his sister Katherine. John was born in Holdfast September 15, 1913, and although he remained there for the rest of his life, he had a somewhat varied career. At age 14, he went to work for "Uncle AJ". Following that he was a Bulk Fuel Agent for Imperial Oil, bought grain for UGG, owned an Esso Service Station, and held dealerships for both Massey Harris/Ferguson farm equipment and Ford automobiles, all while being an active farmer. As a young man, John was an avid actor in local productions. He was a dedicated stamp and coin collector and enjoyed reading, particularly "Westerns". John was very active in the community including the Knights of Columbus and serving on various local boards. So very often, John gave quiet assistance to people in need. His one regret was that he was so busy providing for his family, that he did not spend as much time with them as he would have wished. To honour his life, you may wish to perform a "random act of kindness" for someone, in your family or your community. Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:00 am, at Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Holdfast, SK.
- Mary Ann. On Saturday, November 19, 2005, Mary Ann Mary Thauberger, passed away at Wascana Grace Hospice in Regina. At age 11 months, Mary Ann came to join the family of John and Adeline Thauberger with their children John (Betty), Harvey (Jeanette), Keith (Marilyn), David (Ronnie), Joyce (Gord) and Don (Mary). Mary Ann attended elementary school at Holdfast and later relocated to Regina to receive further education and training. Mary Ann (Mary to her Regina friends), was a kind and generous person with a great memory of people from her past. Mary is fondly remembered by friends Robert dad Flamant and Cecile Larose, Cheryl and Lynn of Regina and Sheila Cote' of Nipawin. She was predeceased by her mother Adeline in 2000 and brother Harvey in 1997. Mary Ann had many hardships in her life, including a lengthy battle with cancer which took her life at age 43. May she rest in peace. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in the Holdfast Cemetery, Holdfast, Sask. Family and friends would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Wascana Grace Hospice as well as the staff at the Pasqua Hospital for the exceptional care given to Mary Ann.
- J. Harvey. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of J. Harvey Tripps on October 8, 2008 at the age of 82 in Comox B.C., after a short battle with cancer while visiting his son. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Hilda and Carl Tripps and sister Merle Schindel. Harvey will be dearly missed by his loving wife June, daughter Janice (Bill), son Gary (Barb) and grandchildren Tamara, Ryan, Trevor, and Shannon, great grand children Avery and Lauren and sister Irene Code. At an early age Harvey took over the family farm where he farmed the next 40 years. They sold the family farm and then Mom and Dad moved to Holdfast, where Dad began a second career selling farm machinery. In 2003 due to failing health they moved to Saskatoon to be near their daughter. Dad enjoyed curling, fishing, playing cards and socializing with friends. many hours were spent in the woodworking shop where he crafted special projects for the family. He was a loyal Calgary Flames and Saskatchewan Roughriders fan as well as a selfproclaimed armchair quarterback. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were the reason he had a sparkle in his eye. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Harvey's memory may do so to the Penzance Cemetery or Penzance Hall Fund.
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- Cynthia Anne (nee Folk). Mrs. Cindy Wells, beloved wife of Mr. Fraser Wells of Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully at home after a five-month, very courageous battle against cancer on Monday, October 1st, 2007 at the age of 51 years. Cindy also leaves to cherish her memory one son, Scott Andreas of Australia; one step-daughter, Bailey Wells of Saskatoon; her parents, Andrew and Anne Folk of Medicine Hat; three brothers, Gerald (Edna) Folk of Regina, Douglas (Bernie) Folk of St. Albert and Allan (Gloria) Folk of Edmonton; one sister, Yvonne Harder of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cindy was predeceased by one daughter, Crystal Andreas in infancy; and one brother, Arnold Folk. Cindy was born on April 1st, 1956 in Regina and was raised in Holdfast until the age of 12. The family then moved to Medicine Hat where she completed her education and, for the most part, Medicine Hat remained her home. On November 10th, 2001, Cindy married Fraser in Medicine Hat. She enjoyed cooking, going for long walks with her dogs, gardening, and life. She especially loved children and for the better part of a year she ran a day home until becoming ill. Cindy will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Friday, October 5th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Father John L. Maes officiating.
- Regina Kathleen (nee Burkart). October 12th, 1926 - Sept. 14th, 2005. Regina was born on the family farm east of Holdfast Sask. She passed away at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik Sask. Regina was in the middle of a family of eleven children, born to Michael & Rosa Burkart. Reg was predeseased by her parents Michael & Rosa, brother Joe, sister Mary and her loving husband Bert in July of 1996. She is survived by her loving family: Son Rick (Deb) & children Danielle & Russ: Lori (Geoff) Booth & children Jennifer & Dane. Also Jennifer & Danes father Gordon Sharp a special friend to mom. Sisters Dot, Helen & Kay (Jack) Ohara. Brothers Nick (Chris), Albert (Louella), Danny (Lillian), Gabe & Ruby. Also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Reg was a good ball player and a bit of a free spirit, leaving Holdfast at 16 to live & work in Regina. Her first job was waiting tables at the Simpson Sears Cafeteria in Regina. She met Bert in Craik in 1948 while working at the Craik Cafe. The first time she me Bert she thought he was a bit too outgoing. The first time dad met her he bounded out of the cafe and saw Ruby & Dave Watkins, who were on the sidewalk. Bert said to them I'm going to marry that girl. They were married in Bowbells, North Dakota, Feb. 18th, 1950. Mom said she was the only girl dumb enough to catch pitches for Hazel Measner. Hazel went on to pitch for the Rockford Peaches in the AAW Baseball League. Together Reg & Bert built a beautiful farm. They raised two grateful children & four wonderful grandchildren. Anyone who was lucky enough to be invited in for dinner or supper at mom's table will never forget the delicious meals and the good humor and love that filled our kitchen. Over the years she fed hundreds of men and was like a mother to more than a few. Some men came back year after year. She prepared thousands of meals, lunches & snacks for two grateful kids, while taking care of dad & the hired men for seven months every year. Her saskatoon pies, cookies, cakes & special desserts were the talk of the town. Mom enjoyed her garden, tending to her apple trees and picking saskatoons. Mom & dad spent twenty two winters in Hawaii together until dad's untimely death in 1996. The beauty & adventure they faced together in that paradise, added great happiness to their lives. These memories are special for us today in large part because of the wonderful times we had with our parents. Mom had a good life and she made a lot of people feel better for having known her and her loving & caring ways. The Celebration of Regina's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 19th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Craik, Sask. with Celebrant Rev. Father Arnolfo Sisson officiating. Internment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik Sk.
- David 1954 – 2015. David Wolfe, 61, of Holdfast passed away suddenly Thursday, October 8, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Rosalia Wolfe and brother Joseph. David is survived by his brother Jim (Celeste) and their children Kim (Dalene) and child Kailey; Victoria; and Ken (Deanna) and children Danika and Deklyn. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Holdfast, Sask.
- Rosalia "Rose" Wolfe age 91 years, died peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre October 16th, 2004. Rose was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1972; son Joseph 1940; parents Adolphe and Barbara Weinberger; infant sister Angela Weinberger; sister Catherine Eberle; brother John Weinberger; and brothers-inlaw John Eberle and Joseph Wolfe; sisterin-law Mary Ackerman. She is survived by her loving family: sons, Jim (Celeste); David; two sisters Agnes Weinberger and Anne Wolfe. Rosalia also leaves three grandchildren, Kim (Dalene); Victoria and Kenneth (Deanna). Rosalia was born February 8th, 1913 at Lajord Sask. At the age of seven, the family moved to Sedley. Rose married Anthony Wolfe October 26, 1936. They purchased the Penny farm between Penzance and Holdfast, where they lived until 1946, at which time they moved to Holdfast and became "Suitcase Farmers'. Rosalia was keenly interested in her family and enjoyed singing, music, playing cards, cooking, baking, and gardening. The vigil of the Rosary and Prayers will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. and the Celebration of Rosalia's Life Funeral mass will be said on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast Sask. Celebrant Rev. Father Arnolfo Sisson. Internment Family Plot, Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina Sask.
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- Frank Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2000, at the age of 78 years. Frank is predeceased by his wife Florence in 1969; one infant daughter Patricia Rose; his parents Rosie and Anton Zahn; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his children: Joseph (Carol Fahlman) Zahn, Charlene (Doug Hartfield) Been, Juliette (Dave) Molesky, Cory (Mel Magnusson) Zahn; eight grandchildren: Brydon and Janell Zahn, David and Brittany Molesky, Aaron and Skylar Zahn, Klinton and Krystle Hartfield; two sisters: Theresa Coderre, Matilda (Jim) McKechnie and one sister-in-law Ethel (Norm) Fisher. Frank was born in Schuler, Alberta. He and his family moved to the Holdfast district in 1924, where he grew up with his six brothers and sisters. He lived in Regina for a few years after leaving home and then moved to Pilot Butte for approximately twenty years before moving back to Regina for the remainder of his years. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, September 18, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the C.N.I.B., 2550 Broad St., Regina, SK, S4P 3Z4. On behalf of Frank's family, a special thanks goes out to Mutchmor Lodge Staff and the staff of Unit 4A of the Pasqua Hospital for their compassion and care.
- John Thomas. On Sunday, July 31, 2005 John Thomas Zenzeluk, late of Regina, Sask. and formerly of Holdfast, passed away just two days before his 81st birthday. John was predeceased by his parents Mike and Elizabeth Zenzeluk; his wife Helen; sisters Ann (Lloyd) Moffatt and Kay (Joe) Kasper and brothers in law Victor Mahood and Harold Schaible. John is survived by his children Linda Dornian (fiancee Wayne) and David (Cindy) Zenzeluk; grandchildren Jill Dornian, Michael Dornian, Adam Zenzeluk and Tylor Zenzeluk; great-granddaughter Jenaya; brother Steve (Helen); sisters Jean Metz, Tina Mahood, Mary Schaible and Evelyn Boyd as well as many other relatives and friends. Dad will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind, caring and generous person with a special sense of humour. Friends and family were very important to him especially his grandchildren. Dad was born and raised at Holdfast, farming there for 60 years before retiring at age 75, when they moved to Regina. Dad will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Dad, we'd love to have a shot of brandy with you today. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. in the Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd, N., Regina, Sask, Rev. Brad Fahlman, celebrant. The interment will follow at the Holdfast Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask.
- Matilda Anna (nee Eberts) Ziegler born at Holdfast, Sask., July 16, 1914, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Our mother, Matilda, was predeceased by her parents Michael and Barbara Eberts, husband Frank, sisters Annie, Katherine, Rose, Mary and a brother Anthony. She is survived by one sister Florence Ziegler, daughters: Veronica (Colin) Jacobsen and grandchildren: Heather (Dwaine) Smith; Laura (Rob) Sceviour; and Nicolle Jacobsen; daughter: Dolores (Donald) Ackerman; grandchildren: Darla (Kevin) Leach, Donovan Ackerman; daughter Dianna (Victor) deKorompay; grandchildren: Danielle, Alanna and Nevin deKorompay; five great grandchildren: Derek and Chantal Smith and Conner, Madeline and Ella Sceviour. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends. Matilda was a great homemaker, an avid gardener who cherished friends and family gatherings. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2005 from 3:30 4:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Anne R. C. Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK, with Father Aziki Vitalis, celebrant. Interment will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens.