Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Kandahar, Saskatchewan

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ANDERSON - Carl peacefully passed away on June 28, 2007. Carl was born August 24, 1932 on the family farm at Kandahar, Saskatchewan. He was the tenth child of twelve children born to Tryggvi and Soffia Anderson. Carl was very proud of his Icelandic heritage. He is lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Jenny, who cherishes the wonderful years they had together. Carl and his first wife Bertha are blessed with six children, Richard (Vicki) at Kerrobert, SK, Donald (Laura) at Rocky Mountain House, AB, Carla (Dan) Pitura, Airdrie, AB, Robert (Christie) at Outlook, SK, Michael (Donna) at Kerrobert, SK, Joel (Vanessa) at Fort McMurray, AB; and sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Andres (Shirley) at Saskatoon, SK; sisters Helga Howardson at Burnaby, BC, Inga Orpin (Walt Horsley) at Parksville, BC, and Aldis (Ernie) Miller at Aggasiz, BC and sisters-in-law Rose Anderson at Rosthern, SK, Ruth Anderson at Calgary, AB; many nieces and nephews and his four stepchildren, Michael Thurber, Karen Jensen, Heather Jespersen, Doug Schwartz and their children. Carl was predeceased by his father, Sigtryggur (1953), mother Soffia (1962), and brothers Bjorn (1980), Sigurdur (1998), Paul (1996), Arni (1996), Jon (1999), and sisters Lilja (2003), Gislena (2004). Carl worked 37 years as a lineman and District Operator for Sask. Power and after retirement in 1993 he worked line contracting all over the Province for a couple of years. March 1996, Carl moved to Vancouver Island and in 1997 Carl and Jenny bought a house in Coombs, BC where they enjoyed ten years of country living and some wonderful cruise vacations and holidays back to Saskatchewan and Alberta. Carl loved his visits from family and friends and enjoyed keeping in touch by telephone. His sense of humor was a joy to all who knew him. A graveside service will be held at Kandahar, Saskatchewan on July 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. for family and friends.

ANDERSON - John H. (March 29th, 1919 - April 13th, 2010). Jack Anderson of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at the age of 91. Jack was predeceased by his wife Edith in 2004. He leaves to mourn and remember him, his three children Carole (Rich) Donnelly, John (Leianne) and Bud (Colleen); grandchildren Bret (Janice), Gregory (Kathy), Bart, Michelle (Ken), Jay (Christine), Brittany, Riley and Timothy; seven great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be remembered by his adopted family Carolyn and Dave Gregory, Christy and Murray Rice and their children. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Pastor John Kreutzwieser will officiate and interment will take place in the Veteran's Section at Rosedale Cemetery. Legion Rites will be observed by Marty Martell of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59. Jack was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 29th, 1919. His mother predeceased him within a year of his birth. Jack was raised in Kandahar, Alsask and Saskatoon. Jack met the love of his life Edith in Saskatoon and they were married on November 30th, 1940. Jack was in the Militia prior to the Second World War and served his country overseas during the war. He was captured just prior to the end of the war but managed to escape custody on his 26th birthday and work his way to the American front lines. After the war Jack began his career as a social worker first with the Department of Veterans affairs and eventually with the Government of Saskatchewan, in North Battleford, Melfort and finally in Moose Jaw. Jack served many organizations both before and after his retirement. He is a Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Moose Jaw Branch and a Past Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. Jack also served on numerous other Boards and Associations. Jack will be remembered for the devotion to his wife, the love for and support of his family, his appreciation of good scotch, and his generous spirit.

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BURNS - Agnes Burns passed away peacefully at the Wynyard Hospital on October 5, 2013 following a brief illness at the age 82. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Dan, Blaine (Michele) and Shelley (Greg) Meier, her four granddaughters Morgan and Rebecca Burns and Jaime and Erin Meier. She is also survived by her sister Lily of Wynyard. She was born on the family farm near Kandahar, Sask., the youngest of nine children. She met her husband Jim in Lethbridge, AB and this is where all three children were born. After Jim passed away in 1971, she and her children moved to Wynyard to be closer to her family. Funeral services will be held on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Wynyard. Interment and lunch to follow. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to family, friends, hospital staff and Narfason's Funeral Home for all of your support and expressions of sympathy extended to us at this very sad time. She was an amazing lady.

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DEGENSTEIN - Mary (nee Nystrom) Degenstein passed away on Nov. 18, 2004. Mary was born on April 10, 1916 in the Edgebrook district south of Kandahar. She was the fourth child of Selma and Pete Nystrom. Mary attended elementary school at Edgebrook and Product rural schools, and completed high school in Wynyard and Kandahar. Even as a child she sometimes had to live with other families in order to attend school. After completing high school, Mary went to normal school in Saskatoon, where she became a teacher. While teaching at Dickens School north of Punnichy, she met Art Degenstein, whom she married in 1938. Mary and Art had two children, Ted and Blanche. Mary taught in a number of schools, ending her career in Kandahar in 1956. At that time Art and Mary started up a country store and repair shop south of Kandahar. In 1963 Art and Mary began working in the Co-op store in Lipton. Art managed a number of stores, while Mary was a bookkeeper and clerk. Their final position was at the Elfros Co-op where they retired in 1981. While in Kandahar Mary ran the C.P.R. station for some time. She also taught upgrading on the Day Star Reserve. When Art became ill in 1988, Art and Mary moved to Wynyard. Art passed away on April 3, 1988. Mary would spend the remainder of her life in a Golden Acre duplex in Wynyard. Mary always loved working in her garden and attending to her yard. Mary loved knitting and crocheting, and enjoyed many pleasant hours playing cards with friends and family. Mary was a very gentle and kind person who will be sadly missed by all she knew. Mary was predeceased by her husband Art; brothers Andrew, Olaf, and Jonas; sisters, Margaret, Violet and a baby sister at birth; son-in-law Don Potts; great grandson Tristan Potts. Mary is survived by her son, Ted (Gwenne Fillo) their children Barb (Doug Gillis) and Doug (Loral); daughter Blanche, her children Daryl (Darla), Dwayne, Dwight (Donna) and Chantel; four great grandchildren Shaun and Evan Gillis, and Kathleen and Desarae Potts. She is survived also, by her sisters Anna, Lily, and Agnes, her sisters-in-law Clara (Bill), Minnie and Theresa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Wynyard United Church.

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GOODWIN - Amos Jr. It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Amos Goodwin Jr., of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, on May 20, 2001. He was 87. Amos was born August 31, 1913, on the North West Quarter of Section 10, Township 32, Range 17, West of the Second Meridian - his father's homestead. He was the oldest son and second child to Maud and Amos Goodwin Sr. At the age of five, he moved with his parents and siblings to his father's home town of Arlesey, Bedfordshire, England. The family returned to Kandahar in 1924. In 1926, they moved to Saskatoon where Amos attended Caswell Hill Public School and Bedford Road Collegiate. After completing his Grade 12, he spent one winter fixing tractors; no pay of course, as it was the Dirty Thirties. He always enjoyed fixing machinery and believed in preventive maintenance. In 1942, Amos married Betty Jacqueline Hopkins who came to teach at Levant School in 1938. They were blessed with three children - Ronald, Geoffrey and Anne. Amos's life was mixed farming. He saw the advent of electricity for the farm and larger school units where a bus picked up the students to go to school. He was on the local Co-op board in Kandahar, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee and the vestry of St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Wynyard, during the turbulent time of rebuilding the church, in 1974. He and wife, Betty, enjoyed many years as square dancers with the Wynyard Whirlers. He had a fine tenor voice and shared his lifelong love of music, especially when singing hymns in the Anglican church. Amos liked a quiet lifestyle. He kept up with current events by reading the newspaper, MacLean's magazine and listening to CBC radio. He was a perfectionist in many things he did. Amos was an eternal optimist, a kind and gentle soul, an honest man and one who was very conscientious in his work. He appreciated nature around him on the farm - he loved the scent of wolf willow on the breeze and was always thrilled to bring home some wild roses in the spring. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. Our Dad was a faithful servant of our Lord, and the church. He was predeceased by an infant sister in 1918; an infant brother, George, in the 1920's in England; brother, Clifford in 1956; his father, Amos in 1959; his sister, Anne, in 1959; his mother, Maud, in 1978; sister, Vera, in 1989; brother, John, in 1994; sister-in-law, Lil Thurston, in 1996; nephew, Gregory Goodwin, in 2000 and sister-in-law, Lou Goodwin, in 2001. He leaves to mourn, his wife Betty of Wynyard; son, Ronald of CKCK - TV Regina; son, Geoffrey and wife, Jacqueline, on the home farm; daughter, Anne and husband, Ted Rennie and two grandsons, Gregory and Douglas Rennie all of Winnipeg and many other relatives. Amos will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Wynyard. Rev. Debra Berg officiating. Organist Sylvia Haugen; Memorial Book, Mavis Cooper and Ethel Sveinbjornson. Interment at Pleasantview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Tompkin's Funeral Home. The family wishes to thank Dr. Litwin, the Palliative Care program, the staff of Wynyard Hospital, and all the friends and neighbours who provided comfort to our Dad.

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HAMILTON - Alice Laura (nee Mills). It is with deep sadness that her family announces the passing of Laura Hamilton, age 96 years at Saskatoon on Friday, February 23rd, 2007. Laura was born Alice Laura Mills on September 23rd, 1910 and lived her childhood years in the Watrous area. She married Gordon Hamilton on October 18th, 1934 and they farmed at Kandahar, Saskatchewan until 1947, when they returned to Dafoe to take over the Hamilton family farm. They farmed there until 1972 when they retired to Saskatoon. Laura was predeceased by her husband in 1985; daughter Myrna in 1996; brothers Tom, Leslie, Raymond; sisters Olive and Doris. Laura will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Muriel (Arnold) Dube of Cochrane, AB.; grandsons Kevin (Barbara), Dean (Sue); and great granddaughter Chayse. She thoroughly enjoyed helping others through volunteer work and took great pride in her garden. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway tracks) with Reverend Jack Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

HARRIS - Astrid Linnea Elizabeth (nee Elving). Betty Harris was born in Kandahar, SK. on April 10, 1929 and passed away in Lloydminster, SK. on April 21, 2009. Betty leaves to mourn her children, Elayne Harris Lorenz (Norbert), Dennis (Darlene), Arnold, (D'Arcy); five grandchildren, Jonathan Lorenz, Tannis (Jason Lazerte), Justin Harris, Jessica Harris, and Brett Harris; two great grandchildren, Tristan and Fynley Lazerte; as well as her dear sister, Lily Zander, who she recently visited in Squamish, BC. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Astrid and Alfred Elving; one brother, Alfred Elving; one sister, Ella Solvason; brothers-in-law, Magnus Solvason, Julius Zander, Gerald Harris, Ron Harris, William (Bill) Harris, Arnold Edwards; sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Harris) Edwards, Minnie Elving; two nephews, Ross Harris and Vernon Zander; one niece, Karen Burgess; and one great nephew; Gerry Harris. Remaining family members include two sisters-in-law, Ina Harris and Helga Harris; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty received her formal education at Big Quill School near Kandahar, SK. She also attended Scott Business School in Saskatoon, SK, completing her training in 1948. Betty was employed at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and also worked in Port Arthur, Ontario (now known as Thunder Bay) as a typesetter for The News Chronicle, for approximately seven years. She worked in the United States for a short time before returning to the prairies to marry Alf Harris on December 7, 1956 in Colonsay, SK. They moved to Lloydminster the following year. Betty's Christian faith was an integral part of her life. She was committed to her God and family and actively served both, over the years. In addition to her family commitments, she worked alongside her husband, Alf, and was a team player in his business endeavors. As well, she is fondly remembered for organizing fowl suppers, pancake suppers, banquets, and the farmer's market lunches at the church; but most of all, sharing her gift of hospitality. She was an active member of St. John's Anglican Church, the Gideons Auxiliary, Christian Women's Club, as well as the Anglican Church Women's organizations. The family wishes to thank the good Samaritans who stopped to help Mom when she fell near the Dr. Cooke Nursing Home, while out for a walk. As well, the family thanks Dr. Thomas Kerlis for his care of and compassion for Mom over the years; Dr. Vernon Naidoo in Emergency; the staffs at the Lloydminster Hospital, Points West, and the Hearthstone; Rev. Michael Stonhouse; Pat Skinner for her eulogy; Jeanine Hatchard for the inspirational solo; the Anglican church ladies for the lunch; as well as, McCaws Funeral Home and Saskatoon Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at the Columbarium at St. John's Anglican Cathedral in Saskatoon, SK at a later date.

HUSAK - Annie (nee Wasylyniuk), passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the age of 84 years, surrounded by her family at Regina Pioneer Village. Annie was born in Wishart, Saskatchewan, on November 27, 1917. She was predeceased by her husband John Husak, her parents, Harry and Tattianna Wasylyniuk, her son Daniel Husak, her daughter-in-law Lottie Noname, and her brothers Michael and William Wasylyniuk. She is survived by her daughter Darlene Roemer, sons Mervin Husak (Anne), Harry Husak (Elsie), and Wayne Husak (Margaret), 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Annie was raised on a farm near Raymore, Saskatchewan. She had fond memories of her youth, particularly farm chores and dancing. She and John were married in 1946, and in 1957 the family left the Kandahar farm and moved to Regina. After John's death in 1964, Annie went to work as a cook to support the family. In her later years she enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, long walks, and watching sports. She was a kind and generous person who loved to spend time with her grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Descent of the Holy Ghost, 1305 12th Ave. with Fr. Brent Kuzyk, officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave.

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JOHNSTON - Dorothy (May 16, 1918 - March 27, 2013). Dorothy was born and raised on a farm in the Wishart area. After grade nine she went to work as a "helper" where she met Eric on a farm near Govan and later married in 1940. They moved to a farm near Kandahar in 1946. They had four children - Edith, Leatha, Terry and Dale. In 1973 they moved to Wynyard. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Eric, in 1990, and her siblings Frank, Bert, Phyllis and Marge. She is survived by her four children. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service.

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MELNECHUK - Kristjana "Kris" (nee Skordal/Johnson) born September 19, 1919 in Dafoe, SK, deceased March 27, 2007 in St. Joseph's Health Centre, Macklin, SK, after a valiant battle with CML (leukemia). Funeral Service was held at Grace United Church, March 31, with internment at Macklin's Lakeview Cemetary. Kris is survived by her husband of 69 years, Alec Melnechuk; son, Dale (Gerrie), their five children; daughter, Diane (Grant, dec.) and their four children, and eight great-grandchildren; as well as one brother, Norman Skordal (Eva); and numerous brothers-and-sisters-in-law. Kris spent her childhood and teenage years in Kandahar, SK and was a proud Icelander until her last day. Her early married years with Alec were spent in Melfort where both her children were born. The family moved to Macklin in 1952 and Kris quickly became an active member of the United Church Women's League and in other community events and groups. Kris and Alec opened K & A Ready to Wear in 1962, which brought out Kris's social nature. They ran this successful dry goods store until their retirement in 1979. She loved the time she spent at Ministikwan Lake at the cabin, fishing and enjoying the peace one can only find at a northern Saskatchewan lake. Kris's ritual of morning and afternoon coffee at the cafe with her many girlfriends was one of her favorite activities. She loved Bingo, playing cards and reading good books. She took a special interest in her grandkids and greatgrandkids and was a great cook and hostess. We will miss Kris's quick wit and gracious and open nature. She was a wonderful sister, friend, mother, grandmother and wife. Alec and his family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and other staff at St. Joseph's Heath Centre in Macklin for their truly kind, compassionate and superior care of Kris.

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OLAFSON - Nanna M. A. (nee Gauti). Our Mom, Amma and LaugAmma died peacefully on December 9, 2003 surrounded by her family. Nanna Gauti was born on October 23, 1917, the 7th child of Aslaug and Thorstein Gauti. Nanna was grateful to belong to a close-knit family of ten children. She grew up and worked on the family dairy farm four miles north of Wynyard in the Grandy District. Nanna attended Normal School in Saskatoon and taught in the era of the one-room schoolhouse. While teaching at Mimer she met and married Johannes (Joe) Olafson. Theirs was a lifetime partnership in raising a family, farming, community involvement, and overseas development work. Mom was fiercely devoted to her family, and was unconditionally supportive of us all. Her grandchildren dearly loved their Amma and looked forward to the gatherings of family and friends which Mom promoted at the drop of a hat. Her consideration of others extended beyond her immediate and extended families. She was very involved in community activities, and her community extended from the Dafoe, Kandahar and Wynyard districts to as far away as Belize and Tanzania. Mom was very proud of her Icelandic heritage and culture, and she dedicated considerable time and energy to its promotion and preservation. One project dear to her heart was the dedication of the Wynyard Unitarian Church as a heritage site. Raised in a large family during the depression, Nanna developed a social conscience which expressed itself in her involvement in the cooperative movement and in politics with the CCF and the NDP (She was very proud of her life membership in the NDP). Nanna was a committed pacifist and declared her home a nuclear-free zone. She performed many nontraditional duties to support her family and community. Nanna served on numerous committees and was a board member of several non-profit and community organizations. She was a life-long member and supporter of the Unitarian Church. Nanna's artistic side was expressed in such things as her singing, crocheting, knitting, ceramics and pottery. She was a keen and accomplished Scrabble player and showed no mercy regardless of who you were. She loved to travel and traveled extensively. Her gracious presence and endearing kindness impressed any and all who met her. Nanna's husband Joe died in 1981, and her dear son Leonard died in 1999. She was predeceased by her siblings, Kristjana Bjarnason, Jennie Laxdal, Esther Johnson, John Gauti, Harold Gauti and Edna Watson. She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Davidson, Kristrun (Kay) Gauti and Erla Duclos, and sisters-in-law, Mary Gauti, Beatrice Olafson, Margaret Olafson and Thelma Olafson. Celebrating Nanna's life are her four children and nine grandchildren: Joanne Olafson and Everett Hewitt, Eric and Karen Olafson, (Marea Olafson, Stefan and Karen Olafson), Elaine and Eugene Strozen (Lisa Moskal, Mark Strozen , Tim Strozen), Edie and Marty Leier (Cara Leier and Warren Hofer, Ryan Leier), Len's children (Kristjana Olafson, Kent Olafson), as well as five (nearly six ) greatgrandchildren. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wynyard Unitarian Church to celebrate Mom's life. Private interment will be at a later date at the Kandahar Cemetery.

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SIMPSON - Emma Bessie (nee Fillo) passed away with grace and dignity on the evening of March 20, 2007, with her family by her side. She was born on August 28, 1926, in Kandahar, Saskatchewan, the 6th of 13 children. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, George Albert Simpson; parents, Andrew and Katherine Fillo; sister, Irene; brothers, Joe, Bill, Art, and Julius; and 1st husband, John Yourk. She is survived by daughters, Patricia and Sandra (Stan); sons, John, Larry and Gerry (Darlene); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Laddie (Irva), Norman (Muriel), Cliff (Florence), Richard (Shirley), and Wes (Judi); sisters, Bernice and Darleen (Myron); and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was a true daughter of the prairies in every sense. Life was hard growing up in a large family during the depression. When the war came, Mom had to sacrifice her dream of becoming an English teacher. She didn't shy away from hard work, and she passed her remarkable work ethic on to all her family. Mom loved baking, and it wasn't unusual to hear her singing while creating her world renowned pastries. She took pride in her huge garden that fed a family of 7. Her flowers were a vision to behold. Mom was a sports nut. Her love of sports that began in her youth intensified as she grew older. There wasn't a sport in which she wasn't interested. Her favorite teams were the Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Blue Jays. She was an avid bowler and won many trophies. Mom and Dad moved to Vancouver in 1981 when it was discovered she had lung disease. Being a home care worker became a passion. She devoted herself to her clients and developed friendships that lasted to the end of her life. Upon Dad's retirement they moved to Oliver, BC, in the Okanagan Valley, and the years they spent there were some of the happiest of their lives. Mom moved back to Saskatoon following Dad's death to be close to her family. Mom had a gentle spirit with a loving heart and loved socializing with everyone she met. She made lasting friendships wherever she went. A Memorial Service will held on Mothers day, Sunday, May 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the W. A. Edwards Center, 333-4th Avenue North in Saskatoon.

SORTEBERG - William Orville Sorteberg, born on August 29, 1915 on the family farm near Govan, SK, passed away at City Hospital in Saskatoon on February 4, 2001. Orville farmed in the Govan and Kandahar areas and retired to New Westminster and Maple Ridge BC where he worked for several years as a carpenter and gardener at the riding academy. Orville is predeceased by his parents Edward and Theodora Sorteberg; his brother Harold and his sisters Valborg, and Nora. Left to mourn is his wife Amelia; his stepchildren John Law, Bob Law, Eugene (Nancy) Law and Luella (Ray) Long; his sister Evelyn Felske; nephews and nieces Brian Felske, Mavis (Wes) Ryder, Audrey (Gerry) Felske, Bob Cameron, Delee (Ted) Cameron. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Govan, SK. Interment will take place at a later date.

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THOMPSON - Koan Edith (nee Lauder) Anderson Thompson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 85 years. Joan was predeceased by her first husband, Norman Anderson in 1964, and her second husband George Thompson in 1978. Joan is survived by her two sons, Victor (Gail) Anderson of Regina, SK and Lyle (Louise) Anderson of Red Deer, AB; three grandchildren: Carmen Anderson, David Anderson, both of Regina, SK, and Shannon (Stan) Kirscht of Red Deer AB; one great grandson Trey Kirscht; three sisters: Jean Zander of Carberry, MB, Peggy (Gordon) Wright of Red Deer, AB, Betty Truman of Ponoka, AB and numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was born June 13, 1919 in England to Thomas and Cicely Lauder. In 1920, the family moved to Saskatchewan where they farmed south of Kandahar. Joan married Norman Anderson and raised her family in Kandahar and Wynyard. Joan moved to Regina following her husband's death where she worked for The Family Service Bureau as a homemaker. Joan married George Thompson in 1969. In recent years, she enjoyed short outings and visiting with family and friends. At Joan's request, a GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at a later date in Wynyard.

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VENSLAND - Emil Peter Vensland, late of Regina, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents Severt and Ida Vensland; three sisters, Nettie, Edna and Hildur; one brother Stanley. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley; two daughters, Diane (Doug) Rhodes of Assiniboia, Linda Vensland of Edmonton; three grandchildren, Peter (Cecette Brons), Nathan and Vanessa Rhodes; sister Viola (Irvine) Feldman of Melville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was born on July 27, 1925 near Kandahar, SK. He served with the Navy during World War II. He began his career with Sask Power where he remained for 35 years. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Whitmore Park United Church, 336 Durham Drive with Rev. Douglas Ponto officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined.

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WEHLEN - Nora Linnea passed away peacefully on February 8, 2007. Nora was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Maria Wehlen, sisters, Wilma, Sophia and Eva, and brothers, Martin, John, Victor, Helmer and Charles. Nora was born at Kandahar, SK on February 14, 1921. Nora spent her early years on the family farm at Product, SK. During the 1940's Nora worked at Regina, SK, Ninette, MB, Ocean Falls, BC and Vernon, BC. Nora spent many years as a patient at Fort San, SK. Nora went to work in the office at the San and later transferred to the Regina General Hospital Clinic until her retirement. Nora will be fondly remembered by her sister, Hilda Rowe, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. A graveside service will be held Monday, March 19, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Riverside Memorial Park.

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