Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Jasmin, Kelliher, Leross & districts, Saskatchewan
- Natalie Akulewicz passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 94 years of age. Natalie was born on December 16, 1916 in Russia. She was united in marriage to Peter Akulewicz and they were blessed with four children. However, during World War II, all of the children perished. Looking to Canada for a better life, Natalie and Peter immigrated in 1950. They made their home on an acreage in the Jasmin area. Besides farming, Peter gained employment with Canadian National Railway. Natalie commuted to Yorkton with others in the Jasmin area to work at the Co-Op Poultry Plant. Natalie enjoyed her yard on the farm, and spent many happy hours in her garden. After Peter’s death in 1980, Natalie decided to move off the acreage and into the city of Yorkton. She appreciated the hospitality of friends in the Jasmin area whom she lived with until an apartment opened up in Clements Court. Natalie enjoyed the years she spent in Clements Court and the companionship of the other residents. Natalie spent the last 10 years as a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Natalie loved animals, especially cats and the bunnies that came to visit at the nursing home. She loved pretty things - angels, jewellery or just pretty pictures in magazines. Natalie also enjoyed good food and friends always knew to bring treats to share when they visited her. Natalie will be remembered as a kind hearted woman, who held strong to her faith and rose above the adversity she had faced in life. She appreciated every act of kindness - large or small - and always said, “Thank you, I love you so much”. Natalie was predeceased by her family in Russia - her parents, four brothers, four sisters and her four children as well as her husband, Peter on March 11, 1980. She leaves to mourn her passing many friends and the staff of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Rudolf Erik passed away with his family by his side on April 2, 2006 at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his parents Olaf and Brita Alm, and his brothers Ole, Andrew, Vern and Bob. He was born in Kelliher, Sask. on January 5, 1921. Rudy is survived by his wife Violet, daughter Elaine, son Mark, granddaughter Katie, one brother Albert (Linda) and family, sisters-in-law Margaret, Helen, Betty and their families. At Rudolf's request, a family graveside service will be held.
- Anastasia "Nettie" (nee Hyrnuik) passed away at the Ituna & District Pioneer Lodge on Friday August 22, 2008. She was the oldest child of Mary and Wasyl Hrynuik, born August 20, 1910 at Prud'Homme SK. Nettie moved to the Leross area in 1929 with her family, there she met George Antonishen and they were married in 1931. They made their home on a farm north of Leross, and then moved to the village of Leross. George and Nettie owned the blacksmith shop in Leross for many years. Nettie was devoted wife and mother; she loved to garden, and learnt many crafts, and was well known for her cake decorating and Ukrainian Easter eggs. After George passed away Nettie stayed in Leross. Then in 1986 she moved to the Paradise Lodge in Kelliher, until 2002 when she moved to the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Nettie is predeceased by her husband George, son Mike, daughter-in-law Freida, infant children: Pauline, Malven, Sophie, and Joseph. Parents, Mary and Wasyl Hyrnuik, sister Ann Junker, and by brothers John, Nick, Mike and Peter. Nettie is survived by her daughter Jean (Carl) Dean, two brothers Steve (Pauline) Hyrnuik; Ned (Frances) Hyrnuik. Five grand children: Michelle Antonishen, Karen (Myron) Gravel, Robert (Debra) Antonishen, Carla (Trevor) Pond, and Kaylene (Paul) Douglas; and nine great grand children: Kimberly & Jeffery Gravel, Harris & Jennifer Antonishen, Bailey, Tyson & Torie Pond, and Elle & Connor Douglas; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Wednesday evening, August 27, 2008 from St. Margaret Mary Parish/ St. Vladimirs Church Kelliher, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy officiating. The Hymn selections were: "Be Not Afraid" and "Amazing Grace". The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday morning, August 28, 2008 from St. Margaret Mary Parish with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. The organist was Sarah Wilson leading members of the parish choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Scripture readers were Kaylene Douglas and Robert Antonishen. Christine Clark was the cross bearer with Matthew DeGoojier and Bryan Wiilson serving as Altar Servers. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with all those who shared in Nettie's life as Honourary Bearers with Carla Pond, Myron Gravel, Gerald Antoneshyn, Kaylene Douglas, Robert Antonishen and Ernie Hrynuik serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Nettie's life were given by Robert Antonishen.
- Eleanor (nee Dudek), widow of Carl of Kelliher, SK, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at St. Joseph's Health Care Center in Lestock. She was sixty nine years of age. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Peter & Agnes (nee Kaniok) Dudek in 1969, her husband, Carl in 1996, her brother and sisters, John Dudek in 1982, Annie Bubyn in 1987, Theresa Nagy in 1989 and Helen Hubick in 1997. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children, Edward of Kelliher, SK, Gladys (Dale) Swetleshnoff of Canora, SK, Darlene (Pat) Hall of Regina, SK and Katherine (Michael Mayoh) Antonishyn of Calgary, AB; two grandchildren, Chad and Lani Swetleshnoff of Canora; one sister, Mary Tull of Regina, SK; one brother, Joe Dudek of Lipton, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relative and friends. Prayer Services will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 27, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Interment to follow in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Mabel (nee Barton). On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Mabel Ast beloved wife of Edward Ast, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., age 81 years. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Friday March 7, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Elizabeth Bryce officiating with interment of cremated remains in Lakeview Cemetery. Mabel was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ella Barton, four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; Fred Misfeldt, Ross Wood, Ralph Ast, Frank and Marie Ast and Anne and John Johnson. Besides her loving husband Edward, Mabel is survived by two sons: Ward (Marie) Ast and their family Jayme, Bryan and Kevin, Regina, James (Debbie) Ast, Regina and their son Joel, Calgary, one brother Richard (Margaret) Barton, Fort Qu'Appelle, and four sisters, Vera (Fred) Striker, Agazzi, B.C., Jane Misfeldt, Chilliwack, B.C., Olive Wood, Grimsby, Ont., Ceola (Robert) Clayton, Silverdale Washington, U.S.A. one sister-in-law Irene Ast, Fort Qu'Appelle also her nieces and nephews. Mabel was born at home on a farm in the Eskdale School District, south of Leross in November 1921. She attended Eskdale School and Kelliher High School, then went to Normal School in Regina. Her teaching career spanned 32 years, most of which were spent in Lipton, and the last few years in Dysart. With her positive attitude and special teaching skills she touched the lives of many students throughout the years. In July of 1952 she married Edward Ast and had two sons. She helped with the family farm and always had a beautiful house, yard and garden. She enjoyed travelling, socializing and especially playing bridge. Her grandchildren were very special to her and she enjoyed their frequent visits. In the retirement years she and Eddie moved to Fort Qu'Appelle where she enjoyed socializing with many friends. Mabel's warm, supportive and encouraging nature will always be remembered by family and friends. The Ast family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Peter and Margaret Saunders for helping us through this difficult time.
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- John Babiak age 95 of Kelliher and formerly of the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2005. John was born on December 29, 1909 in Austria (Ukraine) he was the son of Jack and Mary (nee Bonk) Babiak. As a child he received his education in Kurniki, Ukraine. In 1928 he came to Canada on a ship at the age of 19 years. When he arrived in Canada he worked on a farm north of Jasmin. Then in 1929 he moved to Ontario for four years where he worked north of Sudbury in logging camps and then in road construction. John left Ontario to find work in Smokey Lake, Alberta where he worked for a few years before he decided to return to Saskatchewan. John worked with his brother on his farm for a few years before he purchased his own farm. John enjoyed reading the Ukrainian news paper, playing cards, singing and socializing with his family and friends. John was a farmer at heart and a great historian. John entered the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre on December 18, 1993. John was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Peter and Paul; sisters-in-law, Anna and Bernice; four nephews, Eugene Babiak, Walter Babiak, Bill Kolody and Mike Shul; also two sisters Olga (Kindrat) Tkatch and Justine Delie. He will be sadly missed by his nephews and nieces. Mike (Julie) Babiak of Kelliher, Olga Kolody of Ituna and her children Marcella, Terry, Darlene and Shelley; Margaret Shul of Melville and her children Bernice and Brian; Peter (Anne) Babiak of White City and their children Jody, Barbara and Bradley; Mary (Russ) Reynen of Fort Saskatchewan; Anne (Ken) Haichert of Saskatoon and their children Rielle and Tyler and Bob Babiak of Saskatoon. Prayers were held Sunday, January 9, 2005 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher led by Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held Monday, January 10, 2005 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Cathoic Church in Kelliher with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny officiating, The responses were sung by Ladmer Moskal and Wayne Bozculak. The crossbearer was Marvin Sallie. John was laid to rest in St. Vladimir's Parish Cemetery with Leonard Romanson, Terry Kolody, John Keyowski, Mike Skolney, Eugene Bzdell and Tony Dakiniewich serving as casket bearers.
- Rose, age 81 years of Kelliher, on May 14, 2010 at Regina General Hospital. Survived by her husband Paul of Kelliher; daughter Dianne (Clarke) of Regina; Dennis (Debra) of Kelliher; Barry (Cheryl) of Buena Vista; grandchildren Elena of Saskatoon, Devin of Regina, Jennifer and Warren of Regina, Brent of Calgary, Jill of Ann Arbor, and Kara of Winnipeg; and great grandson Aiden of Regina. Prayers on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm and Funeral Liturgy on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00 am; both services from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
- Claudette (nee Wright), formerly of Kelliher Sask., late of Regina, passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2009. A memorial service will be held January 6th, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue Regina, Sask. at 1:30 p.m.
- Mary (nee Burianyk) was born in Western Ukraine on June 12, 1912, the only daughter of the late John and Ewdokia Burianyk. The family immigrated to Canada that same year and homesteaded in the Churchill district north of Ituna, then moved to Jasmin. Mary received her education in Jasmin and then went on to Nutana College and Normal School in Saskatoon where she received her First Class Teaching Certificate. Throughout this time she resided at Peter Mohyla Institute. The very first school she taught at was Beaver Hills in 1939, a two room school which included a teacherage. The school included classes from beginners to grade 11 and the salary was a whopping $450 per year. In 1940 Mary was united in marriage to John Bereziuk. They lived in Homefield where they operated the Post Office, a store and a small service station which included the Massey Harris franchise and later Massey Ferguson. Their two sons Bill and Mike joined their family and in 1964 they moved to Ituna whereby North End Service became the focal point of their lives. Mary's church was very important to her and countless hours were spent volunteering in the hall and serving on committees with St. Olga's Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Club, Parkland Regional Library, Community College, Hospital and Pioneer Health Care Centre, Donor's Choice and the Carol Festival. Mary enjoyed being with the public and she devoted her time at North End Service as the main bookkeeper. Mary left this world on February 6 at the tender age of 97. Mary is predeceased by her husband John in 2005, brothers William of Saskatoon and Jerry (Betty) of Vancouver; sisters-in-law, Sophie Borys, Anne Sawa, Rose Hall and step-sister Mary Gendzelewich and step-brother Paul Kowalchuk. Celebrating Mary's life are son Bill (Bernie) of Ituna and their children Renata, Chantel, Brett and Alaina (Shane) Michelson and Mary's great grandchildren Rylan, McKenna and Kaden; son Mike of Ituna. Her brother Mike (Edith) Burianyk of Regina, sister-in-law Nell Burianyk of Saskatoon, and many nieces and nephews who were very close to her heart.
- Josephine "Josie" (nee Nayko) was born on March 19, 1924 in the Ituna District of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to Paul and Mary (nee Kilniak) Nayko. She and her nine brothers and sisters were raised on the family farm and attended St. Joseph's School. In 1945, Josie moved to Windsor ON where she worked at the Firestone Building assisting in the manufacturing of shells for the army. In 1947, Josie returned to the Ituna district and on October 24, 1948 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna she was united in marriage with Walter Bernakevitch. The happy couple settled and made their home in Kelliher where they raised their two children Wayne and Pat. Throughout Josie's 58 years in Kelliher, she was an active church, social and volunteer member of the community. There was rarely a town event at which Josie wasn't present and when it came to the local sporting events, she was always in attendance. Josie's greatest joys included her family and her proudest moments were in her children and her grandchildren. She was an extremely loving Wife, Mother and Baba. Josie passed away on October 14, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 82 years of age. Josie was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents Paul and Mary, eight siblings, Tillie Schabel, Jennie Zarzecki, Grace Karkut, and Frank, Walter, Tony, Mike and Adolph Nayko, and her stepfather William Michalko. Josie is lovingly remembered by her Sister Emily Kapusiak of Toronto ON, her eldest son Wayne and his wife Marj of Regina and their three children; Lindsay and wife Jill of Vancouver BC, Brendan of Charleston SC and Adrienne of Cambridge MA, her second son Pat and his wife Lorelei of Regina and their two children; Paul of Shilo MB and David of Regina, and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 19, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church with Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba C.Ss.R as the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Steve Schabel, the epistle-reader was Lindsay Bernakevitch. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the parish cemetery with Kenny Karkut, Allan Nayko, and Paul, David, Lindsay and Brendan Bernakevitch serving as the casketbearers.
- Lucille Elizabeth (nee Brown) beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on January 5, 2005. Lucille is predeceased by her husband Rudy, six siblings and son-in-law Brian Schick. She was born in the Jasmin District to Elizabeth and John Brown on March 1, 1929. Lucille is survived by her sons Gerald (Rosemary) and Barry, her daughters Debbie (Terry) Olesen and Sherry Schick (Larry Hornung); daughter-in-law Elaine; sisters-in-law Josie Bernakevitch and Jean Brown; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and her devoted friend and neighbor Dorothy (Ross) Brown. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, January 10, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. S. Antony, Celebrant.
- Gladys Pauline (nee Voeltz). It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Gladys on October 11th four days before her 64th birthday. Gladys was predeceased by her parents Fred and Rose Voeltz, her sister Ruth, brother Ricky and granddaughter Angel, sister-in-law Marlene, nephew Shaun and father-in-law Joe. She leaves behind a large and loving family, husband of 38 years Frank, brothers Clifford (Arlene), Charlie, Marvin (Marcella), Ralph, and Ronnie, sisters Delores (Joe), Valerie (Glen) and Sharon (Jeff), daughters Marina Biasutto, Shelly Colley (Dennis) and Francis Travis (Vern), aunt Doreen Reid (Frank Seston), her pride and joy, grandchildren, Chaun, Tara, Christen, Jonathan, Bill, Jennifer, Janine, Nick and Dylan and great grandson Talon. As well as many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Gladys was born second child of 11 on the family farm in Jasmin, Sask. As the eldest of the sisters she was instrumental in helping her mother raise her siblings. At the age of 18 Gladys left the farm and ventured to Toronto where she met and married Frank in 1974. Frank and Gladys and their three daughters moved to Regina. Gladys was a very giving person and only saw the good in everyone, welcoming anyone into her home with open arms. Many a family member sought refuge in the warm comfort of home and were welcomed to stay as long as needed. Family gatherings were frequent and always Gladys insisted that they be in her home. Family was everything to Gladys, who will be Mom and Nana now, play cards, sing songs and make us laugh, we all miss you very much and thank you for being a part of our lives. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 10:30 A.M. in Holy Family R.C. Church, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N., Regina, SK. with Rev. Gerry Bauche, Celebrant. Graveside Service will be held at 2:30 P.M. in the Kelliher Cemetery, Kelliher, SK. Prayers will be held on Friday, October 13, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. in the Church.
- William "Billy", beloved husband of Lorraine Bircham (nee Lazeski) passed away tragically on Monday, January 21, 2002 near Cereal, Alberta. He was 37 years of age. William Andrew Bircham was born on December 23, 1964 at Balcarres, Saskatchewan; a son of Ervin and Annette (nee Mattice) Bircham. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Kelliher, completing his education at Balfour High School in Regina. As a young man Bill ventured out on his own to find work. Bill met Lorraine Lazeski and the couple resided at various points in Saskatchewan. For the past six years Billy and Lorraine had made Martensville their home. Throughout his working career, Bill (affectionately known as Billy Big Rigger) had worked on the oil rigs in Alberta, for several years he drove truck for Westcan Trucking (formerly LE Matchett Co), and at the time of his death was back working on the rigs in Alberta. A friendly, outgoing individual who enjoyed the company of his friends, Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it. He enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling and just keeping busy. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine, daughter Ashley and sons Robert and Samuel; his parents, Ervin and Annette of Kelliher; brothers Stanley (Jennifer; Amanda, Ervin, Melissa & Melinda) of Medicine Hat AB, and Mervin (Laura; Sasha, Cody & Dillon) of Medicine Hat ; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, January 26, 2002 from the Kelliher School gymnasium in Kelliher. Rev. Irving Fraser of the United Church of Canada officiated. The honorary bearers were Derek Morrow, Cliff Aubin, Scott McNab, Ron Owtten, Gordon Leatham, Ken Kotylak and Stan and Mervin Bircham.
- Karin Sophia (nee Erickson) December 10, 1925 - March 5, 2011. Karin Sophia Blight of Kelliher, SK passed away at the Pasqua Hospital on March 5th, 2011, at the age of 85 years. Karin is fondly remembered by her 4 children, Marlene (Jim)Tymiak, Kelliher, Maureen (David) , Danbury, Brian (Kathy), Kelliher, and Robert (Kelly), Foam Lake; grandchildren-Tarilynn Tymiak, Corilynn Nakonechny, Keith, Kurt, Kris, Chantelle & Katlin Blight; great grand-childrenCarson, Mercedes, Reauna & Mariah Blight, Tyson & Chloe Nakonechny; two sisters, Ellen (Lloyd) Faure, Kelliher and Julia Wahl, Yorkton. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2PM in the Kelliher Community Hall at the Kelliher School. Interment will follow in the Kelliher Lutheran Cemetery.
- Kenneth Percy of the Kellross District of Saskatchewan passed away on December 26, 2004 at his home. He was 65 years of age. Kenneth was born on August 1, 1939 on the family farm ithe Kellross district of Saskatchewan a son of Percy and Margaret (nee Kelley) Blight. Kenneth was raised on the family farm and attended Eskdale School and always had memories of travelling there by horse and cutter. As a youth he was a member of the 4-H Club. Kenneth lived and worked on the farm that he loved and passed away there. During his life Kenneth was united in marriage to Sally Kreps on January 25, 1964 in Kelliher. Together they farmed and lived in the Kellross district taking pride in the agricultural industry. Kenneth was involved with the Crosthwaite community and helped to start the Zambonie Fund in Kelliher. He was a hockey dad and enjoyed his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing and curling. Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory his children: Kendra Blight (Sandy Roberts), Scott (Caroline) Blight, Mark (Shelley) Blight; grandchildren: Cory and Nicole Burkholder, Darien and Mytchell Blight; sisters: Helen Mealing, Margaret Pearce, Muriel (Lorne) Fries; brother-in-law Frank DiBartlo and a sister-in-law Karen Blight along with numerous nieces and nephews. Kenneth was predeceased by his wife Sally in 2002; his parents Percy and Margaret; a brother Henry, sister Ethel DiBartlo; brothers-in-law: Glen Mealing, Roy Pearce a nephew Darcy DiBartlo and a niece Lorraine Mealing. Funeral Service was held on Friday afternoon, January 7, 2005 from St. Vladimir's Church, Kelliher, Saskatchewan with Reverend Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiating. Reflections of Kenneth's life were given by Brian Blight with Cory Burkholder reading the poem I've Planted Many A Kernel of Wheat. The Urn Bearers were Kenneth's grandchildren: Cory and Nicole Burkholder, Darien and Mytchell Blight. Pete Tressel, Rob Blight, William Maksymowich, Ron Thompson, Dave Johnson, Gary and Chuck Kreps, Fred Fiesel, William Pivovar and Thad Trefiak were Honorary Bearers. The interment will follow at a later date at the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Selma Lynne (nee Kreps), beloved wife of Kenneth of the Kelliher district passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the age of 56 years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock. "Sally" as she was affectionately known to all her friends was born on May 25, 1945 in Lestock, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Jerry and Isabel (nee Crawford) Kreps. She received all her education at Kelliher and following graduation she attended Success Business College in Regina. Sally was united in marriage to Kenneth Blight on January 25, 1964 in Kelliher. The couple were blessed with three children, Kendra, Scott and Mark. Sally was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock for 23 years. She was active in the Kelliher Figure Skating Club, Crosthwaite Community, 4-H and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. As well, she was involved with curling, hockey and swimming. Her greatest passion was travelling. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Kenneth; her children and grandchildren, Kendra (Sandy) Roberts of Coquitlam, BC, Scott (Carol) and Cory & Nicole of Regina, Mark (Shelley) and Darien & Mytchell of Cochrane, AB; her father Jerry Kreps of Regina; brothers, Chuck Kreps of Regina, Gary (Lukie) Kreps of Regina; sister Lenny (Hal) Gabel of Calgary and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sally was predeceased by her mother Isabel Kreps in 1983, sister-in-law Ethel Di Bartolo in 1994 and brothers-in-law Roy Pearce in 1994 and Henry Blight in 2000. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at the Kelliher School Gymnasium with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. Taped solo selections were played for the service. The eulogy was conveyed by Shirley Bulka. Honourary bearers were Vi Tressel, Sharon Lutz, Lorraine Bull, Dorothy Maksymowich, Marge Fiesel and Joyce Kaufman. Blaine Kreps served as the urn bearer.
- Mike was born on February 4, 1936 to Onufry and Annie (nee Kachabulski) Boczulak in the Jasmin district of Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm north of Kelliher and attended New Haven and Kelliher Schools. Mike married Mathilda "Tillie" Shenher on September 30, 1957. Mike and Tillie moved to Moose Jaw where Mike started his career with the Department of Highways until he transferred to Leross in 1972. Upon moving back to Kelliher Mike took over the family farm. Mike retired from the Department of Highways in 1987. He continued to farm as well was being involved in many endeavours, the latest being the pest control officer for many area municipalities. Mike continued to be very active with community involvement, his cattle, farming and most importantly with his family and friends right up until his sudden passing on January 24, 2008 at his home in Kelliher at the age of seventy-one. Predeceased by his parents, Onufry and Annie; his wife of forty-five years, Tillie; mother and father-in-law Henry and Anna Shenher; brother-in-law, Walter Tornberg; nephews, Wade Tornberg, Gregory Folk and Mike John. Mike leaves to cherish his memory his five children and twelve grandchildren: Vince (Debra) of Regina, SK, Steve (Harue) Boczulak, Hannah and Cole of Penticton, BC, Donna (Ian) Otte, Kenton, Jacob and Emily of Penzance, SK, Doug (Meeta) Boczulak, Sara, Stacy, Sindy and Sean of Regina, SK and Judy (Ivan) Prayda, Kayleigh, Kirsten and Kendall of Ituna, SK; one sister, Nettie (Carl) Folk of Regina; sister-in-law, Mary Tornberg of Strathmore, AB; brothers-in-law, Peter (Joan) Shenher of Viceroy, SK and Henry (Bernadette) Shener of Moose Jaw, SK as well as many relatives and friends.
- Mathilda "Tillie" (nee Shenher) beloved wife of Mike of Kelliher, SK., aged 68 years, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, on September 1, 2002. Tillie is survived by her husband Mike of 45 years. Five children and 12 grandchildren: Vince (Debra) Boczulak of Regina, SK, Steve (Harue) Boczulak, Hannah and Cole of Penticton, BC, Donna (Ian) Otte, Kenton, Jacob and Emily of Penzance, SK Doug (Meeta) Boczulak, Sara, Stacy, Sindy and Sean of Regina; Judy (Ivan) Prayda, Kayleigh, Kirsten and Kendall of Ituna, SK.; sister, Mary Tornberg of Strathmore, AB; brothers, Peter (Joan) Shenher of Viceroy, SK, Henry (Bernadette) Shenher of Moose Jaw, SK; sister-in-law, Nettie (Carl) Folk of Regina, SK and all their families. Prayer Services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 7:30 pm from St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church in Kelliher. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:30 am at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Katherine (nee Matwezian), beloved husband of John Bohay, recent resident of Regina, formerly of Melville and the Ituna district passed away on Monday, August 20, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 77 years, 4 months and 28 days of age. Katherine Bohay was born on March 23, 1924 at Oak Brae, Manitoba, a daughter of John and Lillian (nee Kowbel) Matwezian. She was raised on the family farm. In her early years Katherine moved with her family to the Kelliher district of Saskatchewan. Here she met John Bohay and the couple were married on November 11, 1943 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The couple farmed in the Herzel School district, north-east of Lipton. In 1956 they moved to Dauphin where they resided for three years before returning to the Ituna district in 1959. In 1976 the couple moved to make their home in Melville and had resided there until they moved to Regina in June of this year. Kay had many hobbies, but her greatest joy was cooking and entertaining. Everyone knows her 'famous' cherry cheesecake. She was active within her community such as the 4-H in Ituna and was Vice President of the Seniors Club in Melville. Katherine had been enjoying good health until April of this year, but had been in steady decline since that time. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Michael Matwezian, a sister Patricia Kowbel, son-in-law Jim Speers, sister-in-law Norma Kowbel, and by two brothers-in-law Joe Purcha and Walter Chuipka. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 57 years, John; her four children, Orest (Joyce) Bohay of Kamloops BC, Hope Speers of Wainwright AB, Vikki Williams of Edmonton AB and Michael (Shelley) Bohay of Wainwright AB; 11 grandchildren, Trevor & Tracy Bohay; Warren (Nicole) Speers, Stacy (Sue) Speers and Jodi (Shawn) Watson; Michelle and Sean Williams and Jonathan, Jeremy, Brendan and Keiran Bohay; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray (Mary) Kowbel of Keremeos BC, Wilf (Laura) Kowbel of Maidstone SK, Walter Matwezian of Dauphin MB; four sisters, Elizabeth (Nick) Beallie of Saskatoon, Theresa Purcha of Fort Nelson BC, Marge (Andy) Plesh of Dauphin MB, Florence (Joe) Sobieski of Dauphin MB, son-in-law Mark Williams of Tennessee; god-daughter Patricia Denham of Prince Albert, and numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, August 22, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Thursday morning, August 23, 2001 from the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Officiating was family friend Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Orest Hudyma of Rossburn, Manitoba and parish priest Rev. Michael Kopchuk. The cantor was William Kozey. The crossbearer was Brendan Bohay, the bannerbearers were Michelle Williams and Jodi Watson. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Warren Speers, Stacy Speers, Sean Williams, Shawn Watson, Jonathan Bohay and Jeremy Bohay serving as the casketbearers.
- Melvin Clayton "Mel", a lifetime resident of Kelliher, beloved husband of Lorna Bolton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 28, 2001. He was 75 years of age. Melvin Clayton Bolton was born on October 28, 1925 at Kelliher, Saskatchewan; a son of Catherine Pearl (nee Hartley) and Howard Malcolm Bolton. He received his education here and upon completion of high school enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army. Mel served overseas in Europe with the Regina Rifles. Following his discharge Mel returned to Kelliher and joined his father Howard and brother Almont in the garage business. On November 22, 1950 he was united in marriage to Lorna Vestby. In 1952 Mel began his farming career with the purchase of land to add to the livestock he already owned. During his many years on the farm, he supplemented his farm income by driving ice cream truck, fuel truck and operating a small lumberyard in Kelliher. Melvin was very active in the community, serving on boards for the school, Credit Union and United Church, to name a few. He was also very sports minded, playing and coaching hockey from the time he was nine until he finished coaching in 1982. Mel and Lorna semi-retired from the farm in 1997 and purchased a home in Kelliher, where they had since resided. Mel fell suddenly ill on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at Kelliher and was immediately transported to the Regina General Hospital. He passed away shortly after his arrival. Predeceased by his parents and his brother Garnet, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Lorna; daughters Melanie (Don) Bashutski of Kelliher, Maureen (Richard) Ludlow of Regina and Marcia (Tim) Grabinsky of Calgary; sons Kevin (Shelley) of Cochrane, AB, and Kent (Marilyn) of Crooked Creek AB; sixteen grandchildren, Lasha, Trevor, Brody and Tyler Bashutski; Sarah, Rachel, Jill and Katherine Ludlow; Blake, Jessica and Blair Bolton; and Luke, Johan, Anthony, Dominic and Kathleen Bolton; a brother Almont (Barbara) Bolton of Kelliher; sister-in-law Elsie Pope of California; also Lorna's family, sister Bernice Yaeger of Calgary, brothers Marvin (Joan) Vestby of Swan River MB and Vern Vestby of Brandon MB, numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 2, 2001 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Harry Miller officiated. Daughter Melanie and son Kent gave the eulogy. The organist, Lenore Rein, led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, The Way of the Cross Leads Home and Onward Chrsitian Soldiers. The choir anthem was He Touched Me. Members of the Kelliher Branch 219 of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as members of the ladies auxiliary attended the service, formed an honour guard and conducted the Legion Burial Rite Service in the church. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Mel's grandsons Trevor and Brody Bashutski, Luke, Johan, Blake and Anthony Bolton serving as the casketbearers, and Tyler and Blair Bolton carried the pillow with the service medals and the Legion poppy cross and beret.
- Phyllis Margaret (1928 - 2010). Filled to the brim with joie de vivre, laughter, cherished friendships and flowers, Phyllis Bordass, our Mother, Sister, G-Ma and Friend, always up for an adventure, has left to enjoy the afterlife with her greatest love, Bill, who predeceased her in 1996. She slipped away quietly on Saturday, November 6, 2010. She leaves behind many memories for her children Arnold (Dorothy), Bruce (Linda), Sylvia, and Everett; grandchildren Lynette (Darren), Lorraine (Leigh), Jay, Corinne (Scott), Jennifer (Dan), Amanda, and Neil; great-grandchildren Kyla, Sophie, Michael, Justin, and Jasmine; sister Ruth Englund; brothers Keith, Alastair (Doreen) and Dale (Joyce) Brennan; sisters-in-law Audrey Brennan and Benita Brennan; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. Special thanks to niece, Leann Kowalchuk and sister, Ruth for their extraordinary care and concern. Phyllis is predeceased by her parents Jim and Mary Brennan; sister Lillian; and brothers Richard and Dan. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 194 Bay Avenue S., Fort Qu'Appelle, SK on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sharron Bodnaryk officiating. A reception will follow the service. Private Interment will take place at the Kelliher Cemetery.
- Julius Paul, of Kelliher, beloved husband of Eva, passed away suddenly on October 28, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 88 years. Julius Paul Bozek was born on December 5, 1920 at Wishart, Saskatchewan a son of Frank & Eva Bozek. He attended Royal Rock School and following his education worked at Bush Camps in Ontario. He enlisted in the Canadian Army and trained in Regina. He then went to Halifax and then over to England where he trained for three years, then served in Italy for one year. He then was sent to Rome, where because of illness he was hospitalized for one month and spent Christmas in hospital in Rome. When the war was over, Julius spent some time in Holland and France before returning to England, and eventually back to Canada. On June 26, 1948 Julius was united in marriage to Eva Wowchuk at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wishart. The couple farmed in the Bankend area and raised their family of five children. They farmed until 1976 when they retired and moved to Leross. In 2002 they moved to Kelliher where they have since resided. Julius enjoyed playing the mouth organ; reading newspapers and playing cards. Predeceased by his parents; son Lawrence in 2001; brother Mike Bozek and sister Esther Kostiuk. Julius leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Julia Krawchuk of Saskatoon, Eve Price of Armstrong, BC, Theresa (Leo) Gargol of Saskatoon and Elaine (Lyle) Ferguson of Theodore; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters Josie Lamber of Invermay, Mary Nickolat of Wynyard and Jean Yaneshewski of Wynyard; two brothers Bryan (Doreen) of Yorkton and John of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish in Kelliher. The readers were Theresa Gargol & Eve Price. Remembrances of Julius' life were shared by daughter Eve. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, November 3rd, at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish in Kelliher with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as the Celebrant. The altar server was Taylor deGooijer and the organist was Jilian deGooijer. Readings were given by Alvin Gargol, Wayne Ferguson and Jennifer Gargol. Offeratory Gifts were presented by Brittany Gargol & Shawna Ferguson. The interment followed in White Eagle Parish Cemetery with Shawn Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson, Wayne Ferguson, Ron Hudson, Al Gargol and Trevor Fisher serving as the casket bearers. Members of the Keller Legion served in an honour guard and conducted the Tribute Service.
- Lawrence, of the Leross district, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at his home. He was 51 years of age. Lawrence Larvey Bozek was born on June 17, 1949 at Lestock, Saskatchewan, the son of Julius and Eva (nee Wowchuk) Bozek. Lawrence is survived by his parents, Eva and Julius Bozek of Leross; sisters Julia Krawchuk of Saskatoon, Evelyn Price of Armstrong, BC, Theresa (Leo) Gargol of Saskatoon and Elaine (Lyle) Ferguson of Yorkton, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayer services were held on Friday, May 5th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 6th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Leander Dosch of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church officiating. The interment followed in the White Eagle Parish Cemetery with Alvin Gargol, Leo Gargol, John Bozek, Wayne Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson and Todd Hudson serving as the casket bearers.
- Georgena Catherine (nee Anderson). It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother (Nana), sister and Aunt, Georgena Brennan on May 13th, 2009 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. Georgena was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Bernie, brother Bert Anderson, brothers-inlaw Edward (Tuffy) Brennan and Roy Brennan, sisters-in-law Muriel Brennan and Rita Anderson. Georgena will be so very sadly missed by her son Darcy (Laurie) Brennan and granddaughter's Amy BrennanBurton (Troy) and Kennedy and Melissa Brennan (Shad) and Jake; daughter Charmaine (Bob) Gibson, granddaughter Lysa (Brock) Porth, great-grandsons Liam and Ryland Porth and grandson Kyle Gibson. She will be deeply missed by her sister Angela (Roy) McCune, brother David Anderson, sister-in-law Alma Anderson, sister-inlaw Joan (Vern) Brown; many nieces and nephews, and friends too numerous to mention. Georgena was born February 27, 1932 in Kelliher, SK to Herbert and Catherine Anderson. She met her soul mate, Bernie, at the tender age of 16 and was married in 1952. Georgena's career spanned 30 years as a teacher, finishing her career in cosmetology at Cochrane High school. Her greatest passion was her family, her pride and joy; her love of animals (her beloved Manchu), cooking, and close friends, and of course her Sear's catalogue! Everywhere she went, laughter was soon to follow as she always had the big shock factor. She had a profound love for life, living each day to the fullest with no regrets. Seeking the solace and serenity offered by country life, Georgena and Bernie called White City their home for 30 years. In 1998, they retired to the beautiful Qu'Appelle valley at Katepwa Beach. After Bernie's passing in 2006, Georgena spent her time in Winnipeg with her family. In March 2009, she was able to get her own apartment and enjoy her independence once again. Her true freedom came, when she bought her first new car, and toured the city. She treasured her time spent with her grandchildren and especially her two little great-grandchildren Liam and Ryland. She has left an imprint so unique and profound that each of us will be forever changed. Liam and Ryland will always remember their precious time spent with their Nana baking cookies, going to the zoo and being tickled in hysterics. "For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday but less than tomorrow." Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Andrew Jowett in Winnipeg who went above and beyond and never gave up on her desire to live a full life. Also, much thanks to Dr. Peter Saunders for all of his years of care when she lived in Katepwa. At Grandma's request, there will be no formal service. Bernie and Georgena will both be laid to rest in a private family internment at the All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery in Katepwa at a later date.
- George, beloved husband of Esther Bruce of Kelliher, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre in Lestock. He was 90 years of age. George Alfred Bruce was born September 9, 1912 at Kelliher, Saskatchewan; the second eldest son of Fred and Ellen (nee Denham) Bruce. He attended Garnock School and lived in the area all of his life. On February 27, 1939 George was united in marriage to Esther Norlin at Kelliher. The couple moved to the farm south of Kelliher and resided there until they moved into Kelliher in 1959. George worked for the R.M. of Kellross in the 1950's and drove a school bus for a number of years in the 1960's all the while continuing to farm until he retired at the age of 84. George was a third generation farmer of an original homestead founded in 1904. He had been a long time member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Kelliher CO-OP Association. Many of us will fondly remember George and his little white truck running errands, picking up mail or groceries, or helping a neighbor in need. He loved to spend time on the farm watching the beavers and feeding the birds and rabbits in his yard. He could repair almost anything and everything that was broken. But most of all he enjoyed his family and the family gatherings. Predeceased by his father Fred in 1976, his mother Ellen in 1969, his brother Don and his sister Marjorie Condon. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his beloved wife Esther; his daughter, Doreen (Alastair) Brennan of Ituna, two sons Gordon (Marcia) Bruce of Saskatoon and Gerald (Bev) Bruce of Leross; 11 grandchildren, David (Marcie) Brennan, Leann (Jason) Kowalchuk, Carole (Wayne) Hubick, and Allan Brennan; Debbie (Dave) Duesling, Brenda Bruce, Wendy (Keith) Casey, Lorie Bruce & Trish Bruce; Tim (Jeannine) Bruce & Joey Bruce; 13 great grandchildren, his sister Kathleen Jamieson of Kelowna B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Friday afternoon, November 8, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Harry Miller officiating. The organist, Lenore Rein led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special music was provided by Debbie Duesling, who sang a solo, and Debbie was joined by her sisters Brenda, Wendy, Lorie and Trish. Recollections and remembrances were given by granddaughters Carole Hubick and Leann Kowalchuk. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Allan Brennan, David Brennan, Tim Bruce, Joey Bruce, Daryl Bruce and Darren Frisko serving as the casketbearers.
- Eva Mary (nee Antonishyn) of Kelliher, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at St. Joseph's Integrated Health Centre, Lestock. Eva was born on January 27, 1917 to parents Anton and Anna (Stadniski) Antonishyn in the Campbelltown District, north of Jasmin. On November 15, 1936, she was united in marriage to John Buczulak at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. Together, they began their farming career in the Horse Lake area with $84 in their pocket. In 1940, they moved to farm a section of land north of Kelliher. Eva retired to Kelliher in 1981. Eva was a competitive person who enjoyed playing ball, cards, tile rummy, shuffleboard, and carpet bowling. An avid gardener, Eva won many ribbons for her vegetables and flowers at the Seniors Garden Shows. Always eager to feed friends and family, she enjoyed cooking and baking. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1972, an infant son Willie in 1944, parents Anna in 1968, Anton 1973, siblings Mary 1915, Mike 1918, Caroline 1925, Ludwig 1927, Frank 1996, Julie Wistoski 2005; in-laws Alex 1953, Maria 1962, sister-in-law Nettie 1960, brothers-in-law Peter 1969, Bob Keegstra 1974, Paul 1988 (Kay 1992), John Yanko 1995, Leonard Wistoski 1998. Eva is survived by her children: Pat (Harry) Mandziak of Kelliher, Adeline (Robert) Wuschenny of Yorkton, Philip (Linda) Buczulak of Kelliher, and Bradley (Sandy) Buczulak of Lethbridge AB; Grandchildren, Terelyne (Jim) Vadeboncoeur, Azalea (Steve) Parisien, Trevor (Bonnie) Mandziak, Bryce (Delaine) Mandziak, Tricia Wuschenny, Aaron Buczulak, Pamela Buczulak, Amanda Buczulak (Fiance Curt Warnar), Crystal Buczulak, Mark Buczulak and Ryan Buczulak; Great Grandchildren Jessica, Riel, Morgan, Abby, Kendyl, Luke, Kyla, Tanner, Megan and Alexis; sister-in-law Anna Yanko, brother Joe (Annie), sisters Katie (Stanley) Faye, Rosie (John) Kitzul, Emily (Joe) Shuya, Jennie (Ernie) Horvath, sister-in-law Lena Antonishyn and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Friday, June 17, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church. Very Rev. Father Borys Kyba C.Ss.R was the Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Jim Vadeboncoer, the epistle-reader was Azalea Parisien. The interment took place in the Jasmin Catholic Cemetery with Aaron, Mark & Ryan Buczulak, Trevor and Bryce Mandziak and Steve Parisien serving as the casketbearers. The reception followed in the Kelliher Curling Rink where a tribute was offered by Terelyne Vadeboncoer.
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- Katherine (nee Nakonechny) passed away peacefully on December 21, 2000, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents Steve and Sophie; husband John; brothers, Philip and John both in infancy, Bill and Fred; sisters, Anne (Shalovelo), Mary (Millward) and Irene (Grohs), Katherine is survived by her daughter Diane (Myron) Sereda and grandchildren, Brent, Richelle and Mark; son John and grandchildren, Ryan, Daylan and Koren and great-grandson Kelsey. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Kay) of Fort Qu'Appelle; sister Francis Moleski of Calgary; and sisters-in-law Julia Nakonechny, Olga Nakonechny, Doris Pilot, Sophie Bashutski, Verna Cherkewich and Kay Molesky. Katherine was born in the Dysart district. She and her husband John farmed in the Leross district until 1969. She then moved to Fort Qu'Appelle where she resided until 1988 when she moved to Regina. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. The church which she attended regularly and loved and supported will be the location of the funeral. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St., Regina, SK., with Msgr. R. Luzney officiating. Interment to follow at the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Kelliher, SK. at 3:00 p.m. Prayers will on Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina, SK.
- Edna (nee Gustafson), wife of Scott of Kelliher, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was seventy-eight years of age. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Hulda (nee Erickson) Gustafson; sister, Dagney Lalond; brothers-in-law, Clayton Davis and Basil Lalond; sister-in-law, Eleanor Clark and brother-in-law, Tom Clark. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Scott; three sons, Darryl (Beth) and Glen (Val) all of Kelliher, and Blair (Diane) of Swift Current; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, Edith Davies of Saskatoon and Elsie Gustafson in Minnesota, USA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be sadly missed by many friends and all whose lives she touched. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. Interment to follow in the Veteran's Section of the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Edward Alfred "Ned" aged 77 passed away peacefully March 29, 2006 at St. Pauls Hospital in Saskatoon. Survived by a daughter Lee-Ann (Bev) Rosher of Langham, Sk. and two sons Terrance (Mary) Clark of Carmel, Indiana, Loren (Dolores) Clark of Fort McMurray, Alberta; grandchildren Albert (Krystal Wilson, Fiance) and Cheryl Rosher, Stacey and Nicole Clark, Coreen (Nizar) Abouchami, Pam (Shane) Stoodley and Jeffrey (Pam) Clark; great grandchildren Kayla and Hassan Abouchami, and Riley Stoodley, one brother Scott, a sister Annabel (Hugh) Ritzer, a sister-in-law Joan Blais, two brothers-in-law Ken Schuster and Albert (Carol) Schuster, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John Alfred and Isabella Clark (nee Gray), his wife Eleanor Ann (nee Schuster), his brother Thomas Irving, and two sistersin-law Edna Clark and Bernice Schuster. Ned was born in Saskatoon, July 3, 1928 and grew up on the family farm attending Eastward country school and attended high school in Kelliher. He began farming at an early age during the war years, since both Tom and Scott were in the armed forces. On October 30, 1951 he married Eleanor, daughter of Albert and Mary Schuster, in Edmonton. During his farming career he was a committee member of the Eastward Wheat Pool for 22 years. He also served on the arena board, United Church Board, was assistant leader of the West Bend 4H Beef Club and was Agricultural Councillor for the R.M. of Ituna Bon Accord. Ned loved the outdoors, participating in hunting, fishing and golf. He loved playing cards and visiting with family and friends. Retiring in June of 1998, he moved into Kelliher. This gave him the time to travel to the Great Wall of China, Europe, as well as cruising the Panama Canal. Ned spent several winters in Victoria. Due to his deteriorating health, in 2001 he moved into the Langham Senior Citizens Home, where he received excellent care. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 3rd at 2:00 P.M. from St. Vladimer Church in Kelliher
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- Alfred Charles "Charlie" of Kelliher, Sask. passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville, Saskatchewan at the age of 91 years. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life one daughter Dolores and her husband Ernie Hrynuik and their three children Brett, Angela, Crystal. One son Lawrence and his wife Arlene and their two children Troy, Jaclyn (Clark) Gliddon; A sister May Dejong along with numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his wife Margareta (Mickey) in 2001; his parents Charles and Florence (nee Smith) Daw; a brother Laurence and a brother-in-law Gilbert Dejong . The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday afternoon, October 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM from St. Paul United Church, Kelliher, Sask; with the interment to follow in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Margareta Linnea (nee Pearson), or "Mickey" as she was affectionately known by all, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at the St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre, Lestock, Sask. She was 87 years, 9 months and 20 days of age. Mickey was born on June 29, 1913 in the Jasmin District of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Eric and Angeta (nee Englund) Pearson. Mickey grew up on the family farm and attended school in Jasmin. She lived her whole life in Jasmin and Kelliher areas, other than a short period when she worked in British Columbia. On July 15, 1948 she was united in marriage to Alfred Charles "Charlie" Daw. They lived in the Jasmin area until 1977 when they moved to Kelliher, continuing to farm from town. They sold the farm in 1991 and settled into retirement. Mickey enjoyed cooking, gardening and doing cross- word puzzles. She was always willing to look after her family. She cooked and cleaned for her father-in-law for several years and took her mother into her home until she became a resident of the nursing home. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. For the past number of years Mickey has been a resident of St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre. She leaves to to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her husband Charlie; one daughter Dolores and her husband Ernie Hrynuik of Kelliher, Sask. and their three children Brett and Angela of Saskatoon, Sask. and Crystal of Regina, Sask.; one son Lawrence and his wife Arlene of Leslie and their two children Troy, Jaclyn and her Fiancee Clark Gliddon of Saskatoon, Sask.; three sisters, Eleanor (Arnold) Bollinger of Red Deer, Alta, Edna Bindle of Saskatoon, Dolores (Jim) Benoit of Calgary, Alta.; one brother Walter (Adele) Pearson of Regina, Sask.; three sisters-in-law, Sheila Pearson of Calgary, Alta., Doreen Pearson of Kelliher, Sask, and May DeJong of Balcarres, Sask., along with numerous nieces and nephews. Mickey was predeceased by her parents Eric and Agneta; her father and mother-in-law Charles and Florence Daw; sisters Sigrid (her husband Arthur Vestby) and Karen; brothers Axel, Arvid (his wife Eleanor) and Edsel; and brothers-in-law Gilbert DeJong and Ed Bindle. Funeral Services were held on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2001 from the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Reverend Harry Miller officiating. The congregational hymns were Amazing Grace and the grandchildren, Brett Hrynuik, Troy Daw, Angela Hrynuik, Jaclyn Daw, Crystal Hrynuik and Clark Gliddon served as Casket Bearers.
- Brian Joseph, of Wynyard and formerly of Kelliher, Sask. beloved son of Steve entered eternal rest on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 47 years of age. Brian was born on April 3, 1954 at Regina, Sask. He was raised in the community of Kelliher by his father Steve, aunt Mary and paternal grandparents. Brian attended school in Kelliher and later worked at Sunnyland Hatchery in Kelliher. Following the plants closure in 1986 he moved to work at the Wynyard Sunnyland location and later with Lilydale Foods. Brian's most endearing quality was his fun, hearty laugh. He taught himself to play the accordion and joined in many family sing - alongs with his father on the violin. Over the past few years Brian had many health complications. His family is now comforted knowing Brian is at peace with our Saviour Jesus Christ in the Garden of Heaven. Brian was predeceased by his paternal grandparents John and Agnes Denesowych; and by uncles Nick and Peter. Left to cherish his memory are his father Steve of Yorkton, his special aunty Jean Denesowych of Yorkton, aunty Mary ( Steve ) Kielniak of Yorkton and aunty Mary Denesovych of Winnipeg; cousins: Marie ( Mike ) Seckler and family of Brampton,ON., Walter ( Conny ) Denesovych and family of Vanguard,SK., Pat ( Don ) Zurakowski and family of Prince Albert, SK., Val ( Greg ) Brandt and family of Armstrong, BC., Allan ( Cheryl ) Denesowych and family of Yorkton, SK., Marj ( Pete ) Havixbeck of Winnipeg, MB., Dave ( Natalie ) Denesovych of Winnipeg, MB., Linda Pelletier and family of Winnipeg, MB., Dave ( Lynn ) Kielniak of Winnipeg, MB., and mother Doris Barker of Oliver, B.C. Prayer services were held on Sunday, evening October 7, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov C.Ss.R. officiating. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in singing of the responses. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday morning, October 8, 2001 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher with Very Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant and Ostap Piasta serving as Cantor. Leonard Romanson was the Sacristan with Linda Pelletier serving as the Cross Bearer. The Epistle reader was Conny Denesovych. The interment followed in the parish cemetery with Allan Denesowych, Dave and Walter Denesovych, Serge Lepine, Ray Pelletier and Don Zurakowski serving as casket bearers.
- Mabel Bertina (nee Norlin). On September 25, 2009 Mabel passed away peacefully at Sunset Extendicare Home in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Ken Denham; parents Charlie and Gena Norlin; sisters Lillian, Hazel and Esther; and brother Edward. Left to cherish Mabel's memory are her 5 children Marlene (George) Benko, Glen (Pat) Denham, Sandra (John) Callan, Elaine Bernakevitch and Charlene (Norm) Kish; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters Olga Wulff, Ethel Parker and Doris Parker; brother Albert Norlin; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul United Church, Kelliher, SK on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Kelliher Memorial Garden.
- Peter, was born in the Campbelltown District, Jasmin, Sask on June 19, 1930, died peacefully at Cupar and District Nursing Home on Monday, February 28, 2011. He was 80 years of age. Pete made his home in the Kelliher District where he farmed and retired. He was predeceased by his wife Caroline on March 10, 1985. He was also predeceased by four brothers, John, Wallace, Nick, and Dick Derkacz; three sisters, Ellen Fleming, Anne Howe and Jean Derkacz and step-son-in-law Brent Horan. Pete is survived by his one sister Tillie and her husband Alan Chisholm in Roseville, California; his step-children, May (Robert) Anthony, Jim (Debbie) Hand, Connie Horan, Earl (Janice) Hand; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and close friends George and Mary Jane Benz. A Service will be held at a later date in Kelliher, Sask
- Neil passed away on January 5, 2005 at the age of 86 years in Regina. Neil is predeceased by his father Edwin, mother Eleanor, and brother-in-law George Longley. He is survived by his sister Alice Longley of Regina, and his nephew Neil Longley (Susan Griffin) of Amherst, Massachusetts. Neil was born April 10, 1918 in Raymore, SK, and moved at a young age with his family to Kelliher, SK. Neil served in Europe with the Regina Rifles during WWII. After the war, he returned to Kelliher and spent many years working at the Kelliher Creamery. In 1969, he moved to Regina, where he worked at Co-Op Dairy until his retirement in 1981. Since 1998, Neil lived at the Veterans' Wing at The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, where he very much enjoyed a variety of recreational and social activities. Thanks to the nurses and all the staff in the Veterans' Wing, and a special thanks to Lorna Dewan. Friends and family are invited to sign a book of condolences at www.obituariestoday.com. A memorial service will be held at The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, SK, on Friday January 7, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.
- Ellen Annie (nee Dawson). Ellen, late of Regina, SK, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the age of 86. Ellen was predeceased by her beloved husband and companion Paul; her parents, Frank and Beatrice (Hughes) Dawson and three sisters Ada, in infancy, Evelyn Romich and Mabel (Gordon) Hills. Ellen is survived by nephews Aird (Lisa) Romich of Swift Current, SK, Gerald (Wendy) Romich of Raymore, SK, Darwin (Joanne) Romich of Balgonie, SK, and Eldon Hills of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA as well as Paul's nieces and nephews and their families. Ellen was born April 19, 1925 in the Leross district of Saskatchewan and attended Millersdale School. As the youngest of three daughters growing up on a farm during the depression life was not always easy; however, Ellen always had fond memories of family gatherings, Christmas pageants and summer sports days. The Dawson family moved to Regina in 1942 where Ellen finished high school at Central Collegiate. Following the completion of a business program at Balfour Technical Institute in 1945, Ellen joined the staff of the Saskatchewan Boys Center (the Boys' School) where she would later meet the love of her life, Paul in 1946 when he returned to the School after serving in WWII. Ellen and Paul worked together at the Boys' School until their marriage in 1959. Paul would later rise through the ranks and retire as Director in 1975. Ellen and Paul were partners in their devotion to the School and the success of its programs and the development of its staff. Their success at the Boys' School is best measured by the hundreds of boys who passed through the School and went on to become successful, contributing members of society. Many of these boys remained in contact with Ellen by phone call, mail and personal visits. In 1985, the School was renamed the Paul Dojack Youth Centre. Ellen was an active member of Carmichael United Church, Wesley United Church and Daughters of the Nile, served as Secretary of The Saskatchewan Young Peoples Union and was on the Board of the YWCA of Regina. Her quick wit, sense of humor and keen organization skills were always welcomed. Her dedication, perseverance and self discipline to each and every project she undertook was exemplary. Through the years, Ellen frequently accompanied Paul on his many sports-related affiliations, including attending many Grey Cup games. In retirement, they enjoyed continued involvement with The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, The Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and visiting family and friends on trips to Arizona, Nevada and California. Ellen and Paul enjoyed 48 happy years together. Their love and devotion towards one another was clearly evident throughout their marriage. Paul enjoyed robust health up until 2004 when Ellen lovingly cared for him at home until his death in 2007. We rejoice in the knowledge that Ellen and Paul are together again. A Funeral Service in celebration of Ellen's life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Darold Sauer officiating. A private interment will take place in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Helen (nee Polanski) May 2, 1930 - January 6, 2013. Helen, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away at the age of 82 years. Helen leaves to cherish her memory her husband Larry, her sons Warren (Brigitte) and Geoffrey (Dianne), her daughters Julianne (Clay) and Carolyn (Rob) her 11 grandchildren Michael, Teresa, Remi, Avery, Adam, Molly, Jillian, Cameron, Chantal, Eric, and Kate as well as sisters Susan (Charles) and Polly and brothers Frank (Phyllis) and Gerry (Joan). Helen was born in Kelliher, SK, the youngest daughter of Adolf and Katherine Polanski. She attended school in Kelliher and high school in Gunton, MB. She was working in the provincial government accounting department when she met Larry, the love of her life, who she married on June 6, 1953. Pausing her career to raise her family, she returned to the work force in a management role once the kids had grown. However, Helen's greatest source of satisfaction was not found in her employment outside the home. With her unreserved commitment to her family, she was most proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Helen loved playing bridge, golfing and preparing feasts for our large family gatherings. She was involved with the Nutana Lioness Club, the Holy Spirit CWL, as well as the Frolicking Frogs Bridge Club. Helen was graced with a compassionate heart, a lively spirit, a quick mind and a positive attitude. The dignity with which she confronted her illness for the past 8 years has been an inspiration for us all. Her laughter and sparkle will be in our hearts always. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th at the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road) with Very Rev. Father David Tumback as the celebrant.
- Eileen (nee Leslie), longtime Kelliher resident passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at the Cupar and District Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age. Eileen Dunlop was born on October 31, 1913 at Biggar, Saskatchewan; the eldest child of James and Minnie (nee Boyd) Leslie. She grew up in the Campbelltown district near Kelliher and this was where she met and married Joey Dunlop on November 19, 1936. Joey and Eileen farmed in the Campbelltown district until moving to Black Diamond, Alberta in 1942. They returned home after a couple of years on the farm until 1955, when they moved into Kelliher. With her children in school and farm chores behind her, Eileen became involved in many different organizations. She was a member of the Eastward-Dorcus Homemaker's Club, the UCW, the Kelliher Curling Club and the Square Dance Club. Seeing a need for youth activities she organized the first Kelliher 4-H Homecraft Club and she remained as general leader for fifteen years. She also filled the role as judge for other homecraft clubs. She assisted in organizing the Kelliher Figure Skating Club and sat on the executive for several years. Eileen was extremely interested and active in politics. She was secretary treasurer of the Touchwood CCF/NDP for 17 years and she also helped to organize the Kelliher Ladies CCF/NDP Club. She was honored as a 'builder' by the Provincial Party in 1986 along with five other ladies in the province. Gardening was one of her great loves, growing vegetables and masses of flowers she so freely shared. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and crafts and so she helped organize the Kelliher fair. She fully participated in this event each year until 1996. She was an active member of the committee formed to erect the cemetery gates in honour of Eric Steven's work in keeping the grounds so well cared for and she spent countless hours with many other volunteers who published the Kelliher and District History Book. A need for a Senior Citizens Centre became an important cause that she worked for and she and Joey spent many happy hours there when the centre became a reality. She always enjoyed the Seniors Garden Show and participated in it for many years. Eileen's family was very important in her life and she was always available to lend a helping hand whenever it was needed. She delighted in the arrival of each new grandchild and she and Joey spent many happy years enjoying visits, camping, fishing and holidays with 'the kids'. In January of 1999 Eileen moved to the Cupar and District Nursing Home where she resided until her passing. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Joey on February 2, 1986, an infant daughter Patricia, brothers Willie and Andy Leslie and son-in-law Stan Lyell. She leaves to celebrate her life, her children: Betty & Elwood Hart of Edmonton AB; Bob & Dorothy Dunlop of Regina; Pegie Lyell of Saskatoon; Gord & Shirley Dunlop of Redwater AB; and Sharon & Bob Grocholski of Regina; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, her sister and brother-in-law Bess and Wilf Hidlebaugh of Oliver BC, and several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service took place on Saturday, December 8, 2001 from St. Paul's United Church in Kelliher. Rev. Don Milne officiated. The organist, Sharon Antoneshyn led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The recessional hymn was 'Beyond the Sunset'. The eulogy was given by Marlene Tymiak. Honorary bearers were Joanne and James Budd, Florence Wilson and Clifford Larson. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Ann Dunlop, Douglas Hart, Richard Hart, Brad Grocholski, Kevin Lyell, Brian Grocholski, James Dunlop and Geoff Grocholski serving as the casketbearers.
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- Gordon Elmer passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2005 at age 80. Formerly from Kelliher, Gordon is predeceased by his parents Harold and Clara; and siblings Lawrence, Ethel, Earl and Marjorie. Gordon is survived by his sisters Irene Eklund and Audrey Small; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Segu. Funeral Service will be held at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina on Saturday, February, 12th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Irene. With her family at her bedside, Irene Eklund of Regina (formerly Kelliher) passed away February 5, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Irene is predeceased by her parents, Harold and Clara Eklund and her siblings, Lawrence, Ethel Godlien, Earl, Gordon, and Marjorie Kovalench. She is survived by her sister Audrey Small and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Special thanks go to Dr. Segu for his many years of care, and to the wonderful staff on 5E at Regina General Hospital.
- Ada (nee Larson) died Monday, April 16, 2001 in her 102nd year, at Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, SK. Born Ada Larson, with her twin sister Carrie in Sweden, in 1899, she is the last of the Larson family. They came to Canada in 1910 and settled on a farm in Kelliher, SK. She married Eric Englund in 1918, and they lived in various small towns finally moving to Bradwell, SK. They had five children: Richard (Dick) of Saskatoon, Margaret Murray of Saskatoon, Alma Coyle of Montreal, she was predeceased by two of her sons, Robert and Ronnie who died in infancy. She also leaves to mourn several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Eric died in 1946 leaving Ada with a need to find employment. She took a course in practical nursing and became a nurse's aide. She enjoyed this very much and did this type of work for several years. Ada enjoyed life to the fullest and was a firm believer in being a help, not a burden, throughout one's time on earth. She was in full command of all her faculties to the end and had many interests to keep herself occupied. She loved watching sports on television, especially hockey and baseball. The Blue Jays have lost a great fan. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. She was one of a kind. A Celebration of her Life Service will be held at the chapel of Stensrud Lodge on Friday April 27, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.
- Marjorie, widow of Richard Englund of Kelliher, Saskatchewan passed away December 17, 2006 at the age of 79 years. Marj leaves to cherish her memory, a son Allan (Evelyn); six daughters Lynn (George) Wicker, Shelley (Darrell) Webster, Lorraine (Wes) Klisowsky, Heather (Ron) Faure, Lori Englund and Brenda (Dennis) Pawluk; eighteen grandchildren Lee, Laura, Darla, Tara, Trisha, Brett, Shane, Sharla, Jason, Kara, Loralee, Keenan, Ryan, Amanda, Chance, Joey, Kimberly and Chantel; twenty-two great grandchildren Ashley, Alesia, Kamille, Claire, Spencer, Sara, Breann, Riley, Taylor, Kyle, Nathannael, Kristian, Mercedes, Chantel, Glendon, Mathew, Jacob, Abigail, Hayden, Ryver, Abigail and Wyatt; sisters Lyna Banfield and Beverly (Gavin) Harper and a sister-in-law Eileen Olson-Hicks. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher under the auspices of the United Church.
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- Margaret "Peggy" (nee Hetherington) passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on Thursday, May 11, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Walter and brother Andrew. Margaret was born October 14, 1916. She leaves her daughter Barbara Ann of Cairo Egypt, son David of Regina, grandchildren, Jared, Donovan and James, brothers Jack, Richard, Tom, Bob, Douglas and sister Mary and many nieces, nephews and friends will cherish her memory. She was raised on a dairy farm near Kelliher, Sask., and then married Walter Feuring in 1945. Together they managed the Southey Hotel, the Sutherland Arms Hotel in Vernon B.C. and the Barbara Ann Coffee Shop in New Westminister, B.C. Returning to Sask., in 1954 the family lived in Lampman until 1967. Peggy came to Regina where she worked as a cook at the Bay. Peggy was known for her hospitality and great sense of humor. She loved animals and always had a pet, and loved to sing and play the piano. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. in Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. A special thanks to the staff at Parkside Extendicare for all their great work.
- Mabel Elsie (nee Archer) passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital, surrounded by many loved ones, on Sunday, December 21, 2003 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Alexander (72) and her son, Peter (15); her parents, John (90) and Marie (nee Griffith); her sisters, Alice McNally (60), Anne (70) and brothers, Jim (36) (WW2 Italy) and Dan (79). She is survived by her only son, Robert J. Fleming and his wife Kate O-Connor-Fleming and her daughter, Susan Fleming. She is also survived by her three loving grandchildren, Alexandra, Sean and Scott Fleming. She will be happily remembered by two brothers, Jack (Ada) of McCauley, MB and Charlie (89); sisters, Mary Joice (87) of Port Hope, ON and Julie (77) (Rae) Mitchell of Sydenham, ON and many relatives and friends who will miss her enthusiasm for life. Mabel was one of the most energetic people we've ever known. She attended Queen's and Emanuel Colleges. She came to the John Wesley District of Saskatchewan in 1948 as a United Church Minister where she met Bob Fleming. They were married in 1950. She and Bob were both active in the CCF (NDP). In 1954 their son, Robert James Fleming was born. In 1956, Susan and Peter were added to the family. In 1959, Mabel got her teaching degree. She taught high school English and History for forty years. During that time she worked for the N.D.P. and with church women's groups. She lived in Melville for six years and in Regina for nine years. She then moved to the farm by Kelliher in 1976 where she remained until her death. She adopted her grandsons in 1994. The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher.
- Robert "Bob", of Leross, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday May 19, 2002 at the Lestock Integrated Health Care Centre. He was 69 years of age. He leaves to mourn his passing to celebrate his life his loving daughter Brenda and her husband Ralph. Two grandchildren Christopher and Holly. Prayer services will be held on Wednesday evening at 8:00 P.M. from Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church Lestock. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 P.M. from Mary Queen of All Hearts Church with the interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
- Susan Mary Ellen, born October 23, 1953, passed away June 12th, 2006 of cancer. Predeceased by her brother Peter Gordon, grandparents James & Agnes and parents Bob (Robert Alexander) & Mabel Elsie. Mourned by companion Ken Girward, sons Sean Robert & Scott Alexander, brother Robert James (Kate & Alexandra) and many relatives and friends. Cremation. Burial in Kelliher Memorial Gardens, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24th.
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- Eva Fanny (nee Schultz) Bircham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at the age of 91 years. She was born on April 23, 1914, the third daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Schultz of Theodore, SK. She moved with her family to Kelliher, SK in 1928, where she was raised and helped out on the farm, working with and riding horses. When she was old enough she got jobs as a housekeeper for people. She met and married William Bircham in July of 1934. They lived on a farm six miles South of Kelliher, SK, where they raised their three children Ervin, Edith and Marjorie. Eva enjoyed gardening, sewing, making quilts, cooking, knitting, square dancing and acting in plays. In 1963, William passed away and Eva moved to Regina. There she worked as a cook at the University and then at Kiwk Cafe preparing food for vending machines. In 1972, Eva married Jake Gattinger and they lived at Glen Elm Trailer Court in Regina, where she lived until entering the hospital. Eva was predeceased by her first husband William Bircham; second husband Jake Gattinger; four sisters Bertha, Verda, Phyllis and Frances; one brother Ralph; one grandson and two sons-in-law. Left to mourn her loss are her children, son Ervin (Annette) of Kelliher; daughters Edith (Glen) of Climax, Marjorie (Robert) of Kelliher; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters Hazel and Effie; two brothers Roy and Howard and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
- Raymond William. On Monday, September 10, 2007, Raymond William (Ray) Gilby, age 92 years, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at Newhope Pioneer Lodge, Stoughton. Ray was predeceased by his granddaughter Meagan, brothers Dick and Jim. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Doreen Gilby, Stoughton; children: Douglas (Marg) Gilby, Lloydminster, AB, Patricia Stach, Calgary, AB, and Ralph (Shelley), Langley, BC; grandchildren Alana Stach, Curtis Stach and Trevor (Jody) Gilby; great grandchildren: Hannah, Avery and Liam Gilby; siblings Margaret (Bill) Greenly, Bob (Alana) Gilby, Lyle Gilby and Ann (George) Young, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held at Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Deborah Laforet officiating. Ray was raised in the Kelliher area of Sask. He enlisted in the army in 1940 in Regina and was discharged in 1945. In March of 1945 he and Doreen Richardson were married in Regina. They moved to Stoughton where Ray farmed, was a bulk fuel dealer and operated a school bus for many years. He was an active member of the Legion and was made an honorary life member. Ray was a charter member in the Stoughton Lions Club. He was active in all Legion and Lions activities. Along with his involvement in the Legion and Lions he was very active in community projects such as the skating rink, curling club and swimming pool. Thanks to all who were involved in Dad's life. - Doreen and family.
- Deborah Ann (nee Bilawchuk). On November 7, 2011 Debby Godlien of Regina, passed away suddenly at the age of 56 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Jeffrey and Mitch (Carla DeCosmo); sister Joan (Mervin) Larson; brother Darryl Bilawchuk; step-sister Angie (Morley) Hoskins; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Leonard and parents Metro and Joyce. A visitation will be held on Sunday November 13, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina. A celebration of Debby's life will be held on Monday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. also at Regina Funeral Home. Interment will be held in Kelliher Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
- Isabella Lyon. On Tuesday, February 25, 2003 Isabella Lyon Godlien, late of Kelliher, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her husband Kerney, daughter Barbara, grandson Justin and great grandson Elijah. Isabella will be sadly missed by her children Betty, Gary, Leonard (Debbie), Keith (Brenda), Delmer (Elaine), Ruth, Bobby (Lorraine), Kelvin, Linda, Bradley and Brenda (David); her 40 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at the United Church, Kelliher, SK Friday, February 28, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Harry Miller, officiating.
- Leonard Thomas, late of Regina, SK, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, May 29, 2005. He is predeceased by his parents Kerney and Isa and sister Barb. Leonard's memory will be cherished by his loving family, wife Debby (nee Bilawchuk); sons Jeffrey and Mitch; brothers Gary, Delmar, Keith, Bob, Kelvin and Brad; sisters Betty, Ruth, Linda and Brenda; as well as many family and friends. Leonard was a longtime member of the Iron Workers Union Local 771. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed the outdoors. A service to celebrate Leonard's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, Sask. on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. A family burial will follow at Kelliher Memorial Gardens, Kelliher, Sask.
- Alvin Martin Gustafson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. He was born on April 14, 1922 in Kelliher, Sask. Surviving him are his loving wife of 56 years, Audrey (nee McLaughlin); daughter, Arla; grandsons, Jesse, Lee and Mason Windels of Saskatoon; daughter, Karen (Jim Bicigo) of Fairbanks, Alaska; and Patrick's son, Grayson LaRochelle; sisters, Alice Cameron, Louise Sommerfeld (Keith) and Patricia Stohl (Bud); sisters-in-law, Marion Tory and Frances Rawlick (George); brother-in-law, William McLaughlin; and many nieces and nephews. Alvin was predeceased in 2002 by his son, Patrick; parents, Axel and Elizabeth (nee Olson); sisters, Lorraine Beerling and Muriel Fowler; brothers-in-law, Charles Beerling, Norman Cameron and Charles Fowler; in-laws, Charles and Evelyn McLaughlin (nee Howell); brothers-in-law, Donald and Gordon McLaughlin, Gordon Tory; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Kenny. Immediately following high school, Alvin enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force proudly serving Canada overseas from 1940 to 1945 in the 403,408 and 426 Squadrons. He returned to Saskatoon and attended the University of Saskatchewan and Business College. Alvin enjoyed many careers including bookkeeping, the Saskatoon Police Force and 25 years in retail sales with McGavins Toastmaster Ltd, real estate and the Canadian Corp of Commissionaires serving at Eldorado Nuclear and at the RCMP's 8th Street Depot until he was 75. Alvin loved northern Saskatchewan and spent many summer vacations with his family camping, canoeing, fishing and hunting. He was a ferocious reader and passionate about WWII history and aircrafts. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion-Nutana Branch # 362. Family was foremost to Alvin. Alvin and Audrey's lives were made richer as they participated in their children and grandchildren's busy lives. A celebration of Alvin's life will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Margaret Veronica (nee Mate). On Saturday, May 25, 2002 Margaret Veronica Gyore, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her husband Steve, daughters Eva and Regina; parents Steve and Katalin Mate; sisters and brothers Mary (Steve) Vass, Steve (Margaret) Mate, Joe Mate, Theresa (Victor) Santo, Rose (Charley) Chernak, Anne (Louis) Bartok, Elizabeth (Andy) Anton and Catherine (Steve) Hordos; granddaughter Eileen Kuhar and son-in-law Joe Kuhar. Margaret is survived by her daughters Julia Kuhar, Betty (Andy) Tarr, Loretta (Peter) Koroluk, Margaret (Eugene) Purcha, Ann (Anthony) Antonishen; sister-in-law Alice Mate; eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was born January 7, 1913 in Range 16 of the Arpad School District. In 1932 she married Steve Gyore and they farmed southwest of St. Elizabeth Church, north of Cupar, SK. In 1946, along with their four daughters, they moved to the Eskdale School District, south of Leross, SK and were blessed with two more daughters. They spent the happiest years of their lives on this farm. In 1970 they retired to Punnichy, SK and together enjoyed retirement until Steve passed away 1986. The following year Margaret moved to Regina and resided here until the present time. The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Gil and Precy Lopez and the caregivers of Parkview Lodge for their quality care and compassion of Margaret during her residency. The family would also like to express their sincere appreciation to the nursing staff of the Pasqua Hospital - Ward 4A and to Dr. M. Alam for the excellent care, compassion and support given to Margaret and her family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 31, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Cecilia R.C. Church, Regina, SK with Rev. M. Fahlman, celebrant. The Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery. Prayers will be said on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
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- Mary Elvira (nee Swenson) was born on September 2, 1917 at Morsil, Jumpland, Sweden; a daughter of Karl and Karloline (nee Haugen) Swenson. In 1925 she emigrated to Canada with her parents. She was raised in the Kelliher district. On June 30, 1946 she was united in marriage to George Haig in Regina. The couple farmed in the Leross district until retiring to the Sunset Estates, just east of Saskatoon, in 2004. They enjoyed returning to the farm in the summers as long as they could. Mary participated in all aspects of the farm as well as being a meticulous housekeeper, cook, baker, seamstress, knitter, crotchetier, ceramic maker and gardener. But her favourite role was that of grand-parent to her 7 grandchildren. Those "kids" sure knew that when Nana came there would be Swedish thinbread and gingersnaps for sure! We will miss her dearly. Mary had suffered many mini-strokes over the last few years and succumbed following a major stroke on Sunday, October 25th. She passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2009 at the Saskatoon City Hospital. She was 92 years of age. Mary was predeceased by her parents Karl and Karoline Swenson; her daughter Elaine Farkas; a son Raymond in infancy; her bothers: Oscar (Emily), Bernard and John (Doris), her sisters: Sophia (Alex Petersen), Karen (Peter Pearson) and Engla (Bror Samualson/William Groome), and a number of nieces and nephews including Ivan, Dagney and Sylvia with whom she was very close. Mary is survived by her loving husband, of 63 years, George; her daughter Lynnette (Vern ) Seversen of Pelly, Sask and their two sons; Todd ( Sarah) and Avery of Canora, Sask, and Andrew of Pelly, Sask, her son Robert (Cyndi) of White City, Sask. and their 3 daughters Deanna and daughter Haylie of Copper Sands, Bobbi (Todd) Schutz and their children: Sarah , Karden, and Saydie Ann of White City, and Lacee (Kris) Heller and their children Hannah, Avery, and Madyson of Balgonie, Sask; her son-in-law Sid Farkas and his children Tiffiny (Monte) and Erica Morrison and Robert (Ashlea) and Taylor and Tyson all of Saskatoon. Mary is also survived by one sister-in-law, Lois Swenson of Alliston, Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews from across Canada and the US. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiating. Son-in-law, Vern Seversen gave a tribute to Mary. The organist, Esta Sweatman led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Kelliher Lutheran Cemetery with Todd and Andrew Seversen, Robert Farkas, Todd Schutz, Chris Heller and Monte Morrison serving as the casketbearers.
- Ann Hansen of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge and formerly of Kelliher entered her eternal rest on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Peterís Hospital in Melville at the age of 89 years. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Ann leaves to cherish her memory her. Children, Bev Thompson, Terry (Marlene) Moise - Hansen, Amber (Walter) Boyarski, Maureen (Don) Karakachuk, Gail (Alf) Kolodniski and Neil (Delaine) Hansen; daughters-in-law, Cory Hansen, Gail Petras and Gloria Reeve; sister-in-law Pearl Anderson.
- Brian Carsten of Pheonix, Arizona passed away suddenly on March 2, 2008 at the age of 61. He grew up on the farm at Kelliher, Sask., attended SIAST in Moose Jaw becoming an Accountant. He lived and worked in Regina and Calgary. In 1985 he moved his family and computer business to Pheonix. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cory and cherished daughters Kelsey and Bree-Anne. His mother Ann Hansen and siblings Bev Thompson, Terry Hansen, Amber Boyarski, Maureen Karakachuk , Gail Kolodniski and Neil Hansen, their families and a large extended family. A celebration of Brian's life was held March 12, 2008 in Pheonix, Arizona.
- James. Monday, January 13, 2003, James Haynes, age 67 years, late of Regina. Predeceased by his wife Gladys; parents Mary and James Haynes; brother David Haynes, James is survived by his son Terry (Janice) Haynes and grandchildren, Tristan and Koltin Haynes, all of Kelliher, SK; brothers and sisters, Mary Rigler of Toronto, ON, Anne Busch of Regina, Clara Forsberg of Winnipeg, MB, Isabel Zborowski of Regina, Tom (Marge) Haynes of Lanigan, SK, Jessie Palmiere of Surrey, BC, Marie (Reno) Pacileo of Calgary, AB, Don (Alice) Haynes of Medicine Hat, AB; many nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Edith Jane (nee Walt) of the Leross and Kelliher district gently passed away on May 29, 2009 in Melville Sask. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul United Church in Kelliher, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mildred (nee Myatt) Walt, her husband, Clifford, and her two brothers, Stanley and Phillip. Edith was born on June 13, 1918 in Saskatchewan. Edith moved to Ohio, U.S.A. at a young age with her family where her father found work. The family returned to Saskatchewan in 1937. Here, she met Clifford and they were married in 1939. She and Clifford farmed north of Leross until his passing in 1980. They were blessed with three daughters who were raised on the farm. Edith's smile and dry sense of humor was endearing. She worked hard and had many friends throughout life. She possessed that quiet strength that the Myatt and Walt woman have. She retained her independence and lived in her home in Leross until her passing. She is survived by her daughters Alma (Louis) Horvath, Marlene (Bill) Farrell, and Avis (Terry) Griffiths. Grandchildren Myron (Cheryl) Horvath, Kris (Jason) Spate, Troy Farrell, and Todd Griffiths. Great grandchildren Dave and Amber, Dawson and Topanga. Her memory will be cherished by the remaining members of the family. She will be lovingly remembered by the Horvath family, her cousins Ruth and Gladys, friends Francis and Elaine, Ray and Lorraine the Currie family, and the community of Leross.
- Mabel Isabelle (nee Dawson) passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, July 22, 2005 at Extendicare Sunset Regina at age 82. Beloved wife and companion of Gordon Hills of Regina and mother of Eldon R. Hills of New York City, USA. Mabel was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Beatrice Dawson, two sisters, Ada in infancy and Evelyn Romich; sister-in-law Velma (Fred) Stephenson and nephews Merle Stephenson and Leonard Hills. Mabel is survived by her husband Gordon, son Eldon, sister Ellen (Paul) Dojack, brother-in-law Elmer (Loretta) Romich and nephews Aird (Lisa) Romich, Gerald (Wendy) Romich, and Darwin (Joanne) Romich. She is also survived by brother-in-law Lloyd (Temple) Hills and nephews Lyle (Jody) Hills, Robert Stephenson, Gordon Stephenson and David (Jamie) Stephenson. Mabel was born and raised in the Leross district and attended Millersdale School. In 1942 her family moved to Regina and shortly after Mabel started working at R.H. Williams Department Store (later to become Simpson's), where she worked from 1942 to 1964 and again from 1972 to 1979. Mabel was an active member of Carmichael United Church and the Auxiliary of the United Commercial Travelers of America. Mabel's pleasures in life were dancing, gardening, traveling, card playing and visiting her friends. Mabel faced numerous health problems during her life, but always chose to make the best of these circumstances. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Extendicare Sunset for the love, care and compassion extended to Mabel during her stay there. A funeral service in celebration of Mabel's life will be conducted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave, Rev. James Balfour officiating. Private interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Annie, of Regina, formerly of Kelliher. Passed away on Thursday July 31, 2001 at the William Booth Special Care Home in Regina. She was ninety years of age. Prayers will be held on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Interment to follow in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery in Jasmin. Annie leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Sylvia (Henry) Dobrowolski and their children David and Ken all of Regina; her special niece that she raised, Olga (Larry) Nelson and their family of Calgary; one sister, Mary Hunt of Brantford, ON; one sister-in-law, Mary Holowenko of Ituna; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
- Christie Hannah (nee Hanson) was born on November 14, 1915, the second child born to Olaf and Sarah (nee Moody) Hanson on the family farm and attended Johnson School for grades one to eleven. Christie was an excellent student, who completed grades nine, ten and eleven by correspondence, even completing a french class - a noteworthy accomplishment. Christie’s older full brother, Harry Hanson died at the age of five years (before Christie was born) from appendicitis. However, Christie was not raised as an only child, as the Hanson family also took into their home Martin Strandberg, as well Christie had four half sisters and one half brother, Jane, Minnie, Irene, Laura and Jim Connor. Over the years, Christie remained very close to Martin and his family, however sadly she lost touch with her half-siblings. Christie was quite artistic, she played either the organ or the piano for Christmas concerts and other community events. Although being a rather shy person, she didn’t really enjoy showcasing her talents in these ways. On March of 1939, Christie was united in marriage to Clayton Hood and the couple was blessed with the birth of two sons, Cyril and Royce. Their first home was Tom Hood’s farm at Johnson where Christie joyfully took on the role of farm wife. Their mixed farming operation included milking cows, selling cream, raising chickens, turkeys, geese and sheep, even a peacock. Christie was very adept at all facets of farm life, even playing a major roll in a renovation to add a kitchen to the house, using teachings she learned from her father who was a talented carpenter. She could sew, knit and was much in demand for decorating wedding cakes and even made her own wedding dress. Christie always had a green thumb, and always grew many beautiful flowers. Christie and Clayton remained on the farm until purchasing a house in Kelliher for their retirement in October of 1995. Following Clayton’s death in 1998, Christie remained in her own home, enjoying her independence, planting and tending her garden, baking and visiting with friends and neighbours. Christie passed away on May 30, 2008 at St. Joseph’s Integrated Care Centre in Lestock, Saskatchewan at the age of 92 years. Christie was predeceased by her parents, Olaf and Sarah Hanson; her husband, Clayton; her brother, Harry Hanson; her son, Royce; brothers-in-law, Floyd, Ray, Ken, Elton and Fred Hood and Geoff Ford. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her son, Cyril and his wife, Shirley of Kelliher, SK; her grandchildren, Debbie (Clay Stefankiw) Haw and her children, Dylan and Janelle of Foam Lake, SK, and Melinda Stefankiw, Treena (Jeff) Smuk and their children, Brandon, Savanna and Logan all of Ituna, SK and Marcie (Kent) Carson and their son, Tyler of Turtleford, SK; sisters-in-law, Doris Ford of Nipiwan, SK and Bernice Hood of Duncan, BC, Therese Hood of Duncan, B.C. as well several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Mary (nee Antoneshyn) wife of the late John Hrynuik of Yorkton, formerly of the Kelliher district passed away on Saturday April13, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty-five years of age. Mary was born in the Stenen district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Stanley and Famie (nee Wozny) Antoneshyn. The family moved to the Kelliher district where Mary grew up on the farm and attended Newhaven School. On November 4, 1934 Mary was united in Marriage to John Hrynuik. The couple began farming on their own in the Kelliher district until 1975 when they retired and moved into Yorkton. Mary was a member of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher and St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. She spent many hours gardening and making quilts and pillows for her grandchildren. Her children, grandchildren and later great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John in 1986; one son, Bill in 1958; four brothers, George, Carl, Bronik and Paul; and one sister Katie Page. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children, Ernie (Dolores) of Kelliher, Pauline (Fred) Lees of Yorkton, Helen Gawdun of Regina, and Iris (Bill) Perrin of Spy Hill, SK; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her brothers, John, Mike and Pete (Agnes) all of Kelliher; four sisters, Annie Englot of Windthorst, SK, Stella Novak of St. Catherines, ON, Lucy Chaher and Nellie Antoneshyn both of Wadena; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer Services were held on Monday April 15, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday April 16, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher with Very Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The Crossbearer was Daniel Aberhart. Ostap Piasta was the Cantor. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Mary's relatives and friends. Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Brett Hrynuik, Terry Lees, Darcy Lees, David Perrin, Francis Zimmer and Mike Hicks serving as the casketbearers.
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- Isabella Mae (nee Lillico). On October 5, 2003, Isabella Mae Johnson of Regina Pioneer Village, former resident of Kelliher, Sask., passed away peacefully with her children at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband John Eric in 1995; parents Tom and Eva Lillico; brothers Douglas and Walter; brothers-in-law Victor Sinclair, Norman Sloat, Otto Samuelson; James and Edna Wilson. Mae leaves to remember her life: daughters Lois (Wes) Erickson and Wendy Johnson (Sandy MacDonald)of Regina; grandchildren Kathy (Dan ) Cowman of Regina, Kelvin (Cori) Erickson of Grand Coulee; five great grandchildren; sisters Ruth Sinclair of Foam Lake, Grace Sloat of Chilliwack, Betty Samuelson of Regina and brother Don (Rusty) Lillico of Fort St John; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Kelliher United Church with Rev. Harry Miller officiating. Interment at Swedish Cemetery.
- Edward. On Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Edward Johnston, Leross, Sask. and late of the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre, Balcarres, Sask. passed away at the age of 91 years. Ed "Poppy" was born in Monitor, Alberta on May 26, 1913. He came to Saskatchewan in 1921 with his mother who took a job housekeeping for William Dawson. He farmed with his stepfather, William Dawson and eventually took over the homestead farm on the south 1/2 of section 30, south of Lestock. Ed continued to farm until his health declined in August of 2004. He was a good neighbour, always ready to lend a helping hand. Ed was the last surviving Johnston of his generation and is predeceased by his father, John in 1917; his mother, Jacoba in 1962; stepfather, William Dawson in 1952; brothers and sister: John, Arthur, Charles, Mary, Richard, Willie and Jim; stepbrother, Frank Dawson; stepsister, Nellie Frey; and nephew, Hugh Johnston. Poppy is lovingly remembered by his four children: William (Marlene) Johnston, Joyce Kirsch (Bob Ross), Arthur Johnston and Donna (Randy) Labash; his grandchildren, Christine (Mike) Newman, Richard (Jackie) Johnston, Robert and Steven Johnston, Jayci (Anthony) Gerard, Raylin Kirsch (fiance Matt Cockell), Logan and Kaela-Lee Kirsch, Dhillon Ross, Shelley and Raymond Johnston, Amanda (Chad) Link, Jason (Annetta) Labash and Clinton (Tonia) Labash; great grandchildren: Grace Newman, Madison and Aurora Johnston, Brady, Tyler and Hailey Link, Taylor, Paityn and Bretton Labash and Cayley and Mackenzie Labash. The "Johnston Babies" were Ed's pride and joy. Ed is also survived by the mother of his children, Ida Johnston; three sisters-in-law: Lena, Kay and Jean Johnston; and his numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Edward's life will be held at the McDonald Hills Cemetery, north of Dysart, Sask. on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow at the Lestock Town Hall.
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- Stanley. On February 27, 2009 Stanley Kaluza of White City, Sask. passed away suddenly at the age of 73 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years Emilia; three daughters Isabel (Jeff) Kress, Barbara (Nathan) Wilson and Christina (David) Kaluza-Hughes; two grandsons Dylan and Thomas as well as another grandchild on the way; four sisters Cecile Zimmer, Agnes (Jim) Horvath, Irene (Chuck) Carroll and Dorothy (Ted) Chickowski; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mabel and brother Joe. Stanley recently retired after farming the homestead land in the Leross area for the last 60 years. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Regina. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. also at the church, with interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Katherine (nee Shul) of Ituna, beloved husband of John Kancher, entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 91 years of age. Katherine was born on February 1, 1910, in the Ituna district, a daughter of Mike and Julia (nee Bulycz) Shul. She was raised on the family farm and attended Olga and Beaverside Schools. Katherine worked at home until her marriage to John Kancher on July 22, 1932, at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. The couple farmed in the Lipton district for seven years before moving south of Kelliher where they farmed until 1974 when they retired and moved to Kelliher. Katherine was a parishioner of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at Jasmin and later St. Vladimir's Church at Kelliher. She was also a member of the UCWL at Jasmin. Katherine enjoyed gardening and caring for her plants and flowers. Predeceased by her parents, brothers Peter, Nick, Mike and Joe Shul, and two sisters, Mary Koziski and Annie Nowak, Katherine is survived by her husband John and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Sunday, April 8th at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, April 9th at St. Vladimir's Church with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Mike Kancher. The interment followed in St. Vladimir's Parish Cemetery with Allan Denesowych, Pat Zurakowski, Tony Kezema, Norman Halipchak, Brent Kezema, and Tyler Resener serving as the casketbearers.
- Steve, beloved husband of Anne Karol of Kelliher, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 1998 at the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. He was 74 years of age. Steve Karol was born on August 15, 1923 in the Ukraine, a son to Nick and Mary (nee Strocjwas) Karol. Steve emigrated to Canada in 1928 with his family. The family spent time in the Beckingham and Johnson areas before they settled in the New Haven district. Steve attended school and helped his father on the farm. He later worked in the coal mines in British Columbia before he returned to farm with his father. On October 6, 1946 Steve was united in marriage to Anne Lekach at the Becjingham Ukrainian Catholic Church. Steve and Anne farmed on the family homestead where they raised their three children, Barry, Jeff and Geraldine. Dad and grandpa always enjoyed the company and laughter of his grandchildren and great grandchild. His famous comical remarks will always be rememered. He was a master at these and his timing was always perfect. Steve truly appreciated the outdoors and spent many days at his favorite passtime of fishing. Steve was predeceased by his mother Mary in 1970 and his father Nick in 1990. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife Anne of Kelliher; his three children, son Barry and his wife Irene of Kelliher and their children Tammy, and her son James, Cheryl, April and Robert; son Jeff and his wife Sharon of Kelliher and their children Jason, Marina (Derek) Wolfe and Jeremy, dauther Geri and her husband Don Kreway anf their son Kyle all of Regina. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 9, 1998 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher with Very Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Harry Kozakewich, led in the singing. Leonard Romanson was sacristian and Robert Karol served as crossbearer. The epistle readers were Marina Wolfe with brothers Jason and Jeremy Karol. Honourary bearers were all of Steve's grandchildren and great grandchildren. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens. A memorial luncheon followed the interment. Words of thanks and rememberence were conveyed by Kyle Kreway.
- John Louis. With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of John Louis Kayter, beloved husband of Elsie Kayter of Kelliher, Saskatchewan. On Easter Monday, March 24, 2008 at Regina, with his family at his side, John went to be with the Lord. John was predeceased by his son Randy in 1980, his mother Elizabeth in 1972, father Steve in 1981, brother Joe 1996, and in laws Fred and Nancy Armbruster. Johnny was born September 14, 1927 and was the 2nd oldest of 8 children. John spent his earlier years working on the family farm, leaving home at age 13 to work as a farm hand near Semens, Saskatchewan. He soon found his calling in life when he began to sell vehicles for Stern Motors. Over the years, he became a top Salesman and eventually moved on to Greenfield Motors in Balcarres. John's pride was the Ford Dealership he started back in 1967 in Kelliher Sask which he's now passed on to his son Len. John will lovingly be remembered and missed by his wife of 53 years, Elsie. His children Joyce Kayter, Debbie (David) Koopman, Sherry (Peter) Toth, Patricia (George) Kish, Len (Laurie) Kayter. A grandfather of ten, Jeremey (Jodie), Cory, Nathan, Ryan, Jasen, Kaylie, Sasha, Jenna, Melissa, and Brandon. One great grandson Aidan and two great great grandchildren to arrive later this year. Johnny also leaves to mourn his sisters Agnes (Gordon) Talling in Surrey, Rosie (Paul) Hardy in Regina, Velma (Ed) Focht in Regina, brothers Steve (Shirley) Kayter in Sooke, Andy (Carol) Kayter in Duncan, Albert (Margaret) Kayter in Regina, and many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Kelliher on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 11:00 am from St. Margaret Mary Parish in Kelliher when we will be celebrating the life of Johnny Kayter.
- Marjorie Caroline (nee Lien), resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30th 2006. She was 79 years of age. Marjorie was born on May 4, 1927 at Lanigan, Saskatchewan; to proud parents Halvor and Dorothy (nee Mehew) Lien. She attended Lanigan School till grade 10 and completed her education at Kelliher School. During her younger years, she worked at the Kelliher Creamery, a store and the café. While working at the café she started dating Lorne Kew. They were united in marriage on November 20, 1946 at the United Church manse in Kelliher. This union was blessed with six children. Marjorie was a true homemaker, she loved baking buns and pies, canning fruit, gardening and knitting. She also worked alongside her husband at the Kelliher School for 32 years until their retirement in 1983. Marjorie was an active member of the Kelliher Legion Auxillary and in the Kelliher Heritage Museum. Her hobbies were curling, bird watching, playing cards, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Marjorie became a resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre in April of 2003 after suffering a stroke. Predeceased by her husband Lorne on August 24, 1992; her parents, Halvor & Dorothy Ette; sons Brian and Barry; a brother, John Lien; sisters: Gladys Lien and Dorothy May Lien; brothers-in-law: Morris Kew, Wesley Kew, Murray Braithwaite, August Wilderman, and Enard Faure; sisters-in-law: Elsie Wilderman, Lillian Kew, Evelyn Braithwaite and Nellie Kew. Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life: sons: Kirby (Phyllis), and Douglas (Sharon), all of Kelliher; daughters: Vivian Kew of Weyburn and Lauren (Cliff) Forsyth of Biggar; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Kew of Regina; grandchildren: Becky, Trevor, Farrah, Jeremy, Michelle (Jake), Amanda, Tim (Leah), Allyson, Christina, Bernadette, Mathew, Janine (Doug) and Jared; great grandchildren: MacKenzie, Kiera, Zachery, Jocelyn and Abigail. Also a brother-in-law, William Kew; and sisters-in-law: Ada Faure, Francis Kew and Musa Lien, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiated. Organist, Lenore Rein led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Eugene Owerko gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with grandsons Trevor, Jeremy, Tim, and Mathew Kew, Jared Forsyth and Jake Knowles serving as the casketbearers. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelliher branch #219 attended as a group and formed and honour guard at the church.
- William F. On Wednesday, January 16, 2008, William F. Kew, Lestock, Sask. died at the age of 84 years. A graveside service will be held in the Veterans Section of Kelliher Cemetery, Kelliher, Sask. on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Bill was predeceased by his wife Nellie in 1981 and is survived by two daughters: Rose and Marie, Rgeina, Sask.; three sons: Jim and Jay, Regina, Sask. and John, British Columbia; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister Ada Faure, Memphis, Tenn. U. S. A.; one sister-in-law Francis Kew, Regina, Sask. and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Bernice Josephine (nee Lillico) born September 14, 1926, passed away peacefully June 16, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lestock, Sask. after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 20, 2005 at 2 pm. at Leross Community Hall. Interment to follow.
- George Kish of Kelliher, formerly of Leross passed away August 13, 2012 at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his loving wife Sophie; three daughters Linda (Ken) Granatier of Regina, Jeanette Vass of Vernon, BC and Marie (Gordon) Horvath of Leross; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Prayers will be held Sunday, August 19th at 3:00 pm and the Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 20th at 11:00 am, both services at Queen of Hearts Roman Catholic Church, Lestock.
- John, of Leross Sask., passed away in Regina, January 19th, 2010 at the age of 85 years. There will be a private family service at a later date.
- Philip. On Sunday, April 30, 2006, Philip Klisowsky, Leross, Sask. died at the age of 83 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, Sask. on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak, OMI. Interment in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Cemetery N.E. Lipton Prayers will be held in the Church Wednesday evening at 7:00. Philip was predeceased by his wife Caroline J. Klisowsky in 2003; one granddaughter Meagan Klisowsky in 1999; one grandson Keenan Klisowsky in 2002; parents Joseph and Tillie Klisowsky; four brothers: Walter, Michael, Anton and John Klisowsky; father and mother-in-law Pete and Mary Necorak; father-in-law Watslow Petrichuk; two sisters-in-law Mary Klisowsky and Steffie Petrichuk and five brothers-in-law: Robert Siebert, Anton Petrichuk, Jack Baker, Jerry Petrichuk and Lorenz Kaufmann. He is survived by his family: Wes (Lorraine) Klisowsky, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask,. Brian (Janice) Klisowsky, Dysart, Sask., Beverley (Gerald) Bruce, Leross, Diane (Glen) Dugalo, Regina, Angie Ritthaler, Kelliher, Sask., Perry (Deb) Klisowsky, Watrous, Sask. and Connie (Dave) Yasinowski, Lestock; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; two sisters Mary Siebert, Stoney Creek, Ont. and Katie (Tom) Nakonechny, Fort Qu'Appelle; four sisters-in-law: Stella Kaufmann, Regina, Virginia Klisowsky, Stevensville, Ont., Tessie Baker, Fort Qu'Appelle and Eileen Petrichuk, Surrey, B.C.
- Caroline J. (nee Petrichuk). On Monday May 26th 2003 Caroline J. Klisowsky beloved wife of Philip Klisowsky, Leross, Sask. age 69 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Mary Queen of Hearts R.C. Church Lestock Sask on Friday May 30th 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak OMI officiant with interment in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery North-East of Lipton. Prayers will be held in the church on Thursday evening at 7:30. Caroline was predeceased by her parents Waslow and Mary Petrichuk and her step-father Peter Necorack, one daughter Linda in infancy in 1955, one granddaughter Meagan Klisowsky in 1999, one grandson Keenan Klisowsky in 2002, two brothers Jerry Petrichuk in 1980 and Anton Petrichuk in 2001, sister-in-law Steffie Petrichuk in 2001, brother-in-law Jack Baker in 2001. Carrie is survived by her loving husband Philip of 52 years and their family Wesley (Lorraine) Klisowsky, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., Brian (Janice) Klisowsky, Dysart, Sask., Beverley (Gerald) Bruce, Leross, Sask., Diane (Glen) Dugalo, Regina, Sask., Angie (Brian) Ritthaler, Kelliher, Sask., Perry (Deb) Klisowsky, Watrous, Sask., Connie (Dave) Yasinowski, Lestock, Sask., 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister Tessie Baker, Fort Qu'Appelle, sister-in-law Eileen Petrichuk of Surrey BC, also her nieces and nephews.
- Peter, late of Regina, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2002 at the Extendicare/Sunset at age 79. Born in Foam Lake, Sask, and having spent his early years in the Beckingham area, he was predeceased by his parents Louis and Nellie; brothers Steve, Alex, Max and John (in infancy); and sisters Mary Antonishyn (Kelliher) and Anne Strach (Brantford, Ontario). Left to cherish his memory are brothers Bill (Saskatoon) and Mike (Toronto, Ontario); and sisters (Rose Sawchuk and Katie Woitas - Delhi, Ontario), and Pauline Samuelson (Coquitlam, B.C.), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. While employed in mining and the construction trade, Peter had the good fortune to live in many different locations, including: Ontario (Sudbury, Toronto and Delhi); Saskatchewan (Regina and Saskatoon); and British Columbia (Kamloops and Vancouver). Peter was an independent, vibrant and energetic man, and will be lovingly remembered for his one fervent passion which eclipsed all others: hockey - "the greatest game on earth". As well, his extended family was extremely important to him, and he was especially proud of the accomplishments of his nieces and nephews, and their children. There was never a birthday that he would forget. In celebration of his life, a funeral service will be held at the Ituna Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 10 a.m. A special thanks to the staff at the Extendicare/Sunset for their love and excellent care. Peter often commented that the Extendicare/Sunset was his family. Now, with our love and kisses we send Peter to the Creator. And may his journey be an easy one.
- Mary (nee Mandziak) of Ituna, Sask and formerly of the Jasmin district beloved wife of the late Metro Kohut entered eternal rest on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the St. Peter's Hospital Melville, Sask. at the age of 85 years Mary was born on December 24, 1920 in the Beckenham district. She was the daughter of Nick and Theodoria (Wendz) Mandziak. Mary attended school until Grade 6 at Bon Accord School. She then stayed at home and helped on the farm. In June 1947, her parents moved to the farm 2 1/2 miles north of Jasmin. Mary was united in marriage to Metro Kohut October 31, 1948 at Ituna. They had 2 children, Rosemarie who passed away in infancy and Nelda. Mary and Metro sold the farm in 1967 and moved to the village of Jasmin. In 1968 they moved to Ituna where she resided until her passing. After moving to Ituna, Mary was employed for many years at Ituna Hotel, Ituna Pioneer Lodge and Ituna RCMP Detachment. Mary loved gardening, tending to her flowers and plants, playing bingo, visiting with her neighbors and especially her family and her husband's family coming to visit.Mary passed away peacefully on January 20, 2006, at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Sk. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Rosemarie in 1953, her father in 1950, her husband Metro in 1973 and her mother in 1980. She is also predeceased by her sisters Rose, Kay, Eva and brother-in-laws Paul Buczulak, Walter Antonishyn, Mike Feszczyn and Louis Lilley. Mary will be cherished and sadly missed by her daughter Nelda (Marion) Suwala of Emerald Park, Sk., and 3 grandchildren: Jared (Chera) of Saskatoon, Sk., Jalene (Fiance Shawn) and Travis of Emerald Park, Sk., siblings Sophie (Peter) Yanko, Pauline (Steve) Hryniuk of Kelliher Sk., Ann Feszczyn, Nick (partner Peggy) of Regina, Sk., Harry (Pat) Mandziak of Jasmin, Sk., Natalie Lilley of Quesnell, B.C., Orest Mandziak of Jasmin, Sk.; two brothers-in-law: Marvin Stusick of Delta, BC. Fred Kohut of Kelliher, SK., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, January 25, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday morning, January 26, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Frank Szadiak as Celebrant. Larry Tymiak was the Sacristan. The Cross Bearer was Mary's grandson Travis Suwala with Elaine Wagner reading the Epistle. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal. All those in attendance were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Jasmin, Sask., with Bryce, Trevor, Kelly Mandziak, Dennis Yanko, Lorne Lilley and Wayne Antonishyn serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Mary's life were given by Pat Mandziak.
- Olga (nee Bohay) of Ituna, formerly of the Hubbard district, widow of Mike C. Korchinski passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was eighty-four years of age. Olga was born on July 28, 1918 in the Goodeve District of Saskatchewan, daughter of Mike and Mary (nee Stefanko) Bohay. Olga attended Late Moona School and later Tarnoville School when the family had moved to the Hubbard district. As a young woman, Olga did domestic work at various farms in the district. Olga married Mike C. Korchinski at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1939. The couple lived and farmed in the Jasmin district before they moved to the Hubbard district to farm and raise their four children. After Mike passed away in 1992 Olga continued to live on the farm with her son, David until 2001 when she moved into Ituna. Olga was an active member of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard and the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Ladies. She was active with the Hubbard Senior Citizen Social Club. Olga took a lot of pride in her large gardens and beautiful flowers. There was always a lot to eat in her house and no one was ever hungry. Her greatest joy was in her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Olga was predeceased by her husband, Mike C. in 1992, son, David Nick in 2001 and her son-in-law, Mike Shuflita in 1985. She leaves to cherish her memory her children and their families: daughter, Martha Shuflita of Ituna and her two children, Joey and Roseann; daughter, Anne (Allan) Renkas and their daughters, Amanda and Alicia of Calgary; son, Metro (Lorna) Korchinski of Regina and their children Tony (Cheryl) Korchinski, Anita Korchinski, Theresa (Jason) Kuntz and Donna Korchinski; five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jasmine, Jordan and Bryden Korchinski and Alexander Kuntz; as well as her brothers and sisters and their families, and her many relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Holy Cross Church with Very Rev. Fr. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. William Zenkewich was the sacristan and Joshua Korchinski served as the cross bearer. The interment followed in Holy Cross Parish Cemetery with Tony Korchinski, Jason Kuntz, Joey Shuflita, Steve Wartman, Ryan Erickson and Alicia Renkas serving as the casket bearers.
- Karl passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Kelliher School Gymnasium / Hall.
- Mary (nee Fedusiak) Kowalchuk. Our wonderful mom passed away Balcarres In Integrated Care Centre on April 6th. She is survived by her three children, Sharon (Gordon) Bzdel, Bob (Ruth) Kowalchuk and Ross (Carol) Kowalchuk; seven grandchildren, Joey (Helen) Bzdel, Jennifer (Attila) Meszaros, Michael, (Rachelle) Bzdel, Jeneane Kowalchuk, Joshua Kowalchuk, Olivia Kowalchuk and Ryan Kowalchuk and two great-grandchildren, Attila Jr and Logan. She is survived by one sister, Anne Faye and one brother Peter Harris. Mary was born on July 15, 1927 on a farm north of Kelliher to Nick and Dora Fedusiak. The family consisted of one sister (Anne) and seven brothers (John, Elmer, Nick, Bill, Mike, Fred and Peter) She attended Kelliher School and worked in her parents store before marrying Karl Kowalchuk on November 19, 1944. Dad passed away on November 4, 2008. Mom loved people and the farm was always a gathering place for friends and family. She was an amazing mother and a good friend to many. She loved playing cards and if you were lucky to be her partner in a game of Kaiser, chances of winning was in your favour. Special thanks to the care givers at the Balcarres Integrated care centre for the compassionate care mom received. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 16th, Kelliher School Hall at 2 p.m.
- Walter entered into eternal rest on December 23, 2008 at the age of 86. Walter was born on June 16, 1922 to John and Anne (nee Harasymuik) Kozey, on a farm in the Goodeve district. He worked on the family farm and for neighbouring farmers until his early adult hood. In 1942 he joined the Canadian Armed Forces and was sent of to Esquimalt, British Columbia for training and when the war ended he returned to the family farm. On September 21, 1947, he married Sophie Semchak, who had immigrated from the Ukraine and together they started their married life on a farm three and one half miles south of Jasmin. They were blessed with 5 children, their daughter Ann (Mike) Daneluk of Yorkton, and four sons, Ostap (late Sonja) of Melville, Dan (Joyce) of St. Albert, Mervin (Clair) of Fort Saskatchewan and Andy (Pat) of White City. They continued farming and living on the farm until the fall of 1957 at which time they moved their house into the town of Jasmin. In addition to working the farm he got a job with the Department of Highways where he worked until the early seventies. In 1972 they sold the farm and he was a full time grader operator for the Ituna Bon Accord. In 1974, once again they decided to move the house and this time to Ituna where Walter got a job as a maintenance man at St. Anne's Orphanage and later on at the Co-op Lumber Yard as a salesperson. He continued his employment there until he got full time permanent work at the Ituna Union Hospital as their maintenance man. He enjoyed his work at the hospital and took great pride in keeping the grounds immaculate and everything in tip top shape. He worked here until his retirement in 1987. Through out his life, Walter was a very loving and giving man always putting his wife and children first. He was extremely dedicated to his faith, parish and to the Legion. He worked tirelessly around the church, the cemetery and in the hall with bingos, weddings and funerals. Walter was predeceased by his birth mother Anne (Harasymuik) in 1927,brother Bill in 1973, father John in 1976, brother Harry in 1981, brother Roman in 1985, brother Orest in 1990,brother Metro in 1995, stepmother Anne in 1997 and sister Mary in 2003. He was also predeceased by his sister-in -law June in 1985, nephew Patrick in 1982, daughter-in-law Sonja in 2002 and great grand son Avery in 2006. Walter is survived by his wife Sophie of 61 years, their children, 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Monday, December 29, 2008 from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from Holy Ghost Church with Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Wasylenko officiating. Cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Nestor Kozey, the bannerbearers were Ivan Kozey and Nathan Kozey. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Jason, Mitchell, Colin and Richard Kozey, James Curtis and Mike Turchak serving as the casketbearers.
- Jerry Elon. On Sunday, February 11, 2007 Jerry Elon Kreps late of Regina, SK passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his wife, Isabel (1983); daughter, Sally Blight (2002); son-in-law, Kenny Blight (2004); and sister, Dagmar Jones (1999); Jerry is survived by his children: Charles "Chuck " and Louise, Gary and Lukie, all of Regina and Lenny of Calgary; grandchildren: Kendra, Scott (Carol) and Mark (Shelley) Blight, Darin (Mirella) and Darcy Kreps, Blaine (Pam) Kreps, Jill (Rob) MacNaughton, and Jeremy (Jennifer), Jesse and Josh Gabel; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was very active in the community of Kelliher with the building of the first arena and also being Mayor. In 1971 he moved to Wynyard, then to Osoyoos in 1977 and then to Regina in 2000. At the request of the family there will be no service at this time. Interment will be held at a later date in Kelliher Memorial Cemetery.
- Elizabeth (nee Lukac). It is with deep sorrow that the family wishes to announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the age of 67 years. Elizabeth was born on April 3, 1934 in Kelliher, Sask. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Mary Lukac; brother George; and grandson Evan Kuyek. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years, Steve; children Terry (Brenda), Bernie (Charlene), Mike (Linda), Marion (Brian) Gnam, Barb (Elden) Kammer, and Lena (Juergen) Bauer; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also by her sisters Rose (Rudy) Shinkewski, and Irene (Clarence)Laycock; brother Mike Lukac; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Descent of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Pro-Cathedral, 1305 - 12th Avenue, Regina, Sask. with Rev. Brent Kuzyk, officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be held on Friday, November 30, 2001 at 7:00 P.M. in the Church.
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- Genevieve 'Jean' Elizabeth (January 16, 1926 - June 21, 2010)> Jean Lambert passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010 at the age of 84 years. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 55 years, Peter, sons Philip (Glenda), Peter (Helen), Paul (Brenda), Edward (Rosie) and daughter Martha (Richard), six grandchildren, Vanessa, Taylor, Allison, Kelsey, Annakah and Owen and one great grandson, Cameron; two sisters, Stella and Frances, three brothers, Frank, Joe and Teddy. She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Lucy, brothers: John, Stanley, Andrew and sisters Sophie, Mary, Anna and Emily. Jean was a warm, intelligent and compassionate woman who lived a full and rich life. She lovingly, with her husband Peter, raised a successful family and provided a happy home full of fun and love. Any struggles she was faced with, only strengthened her faith in God. She was energetic and tireless as she maintained the household and worked on the farm. Every year she lovingly tended her garden and animals. She took great pride in her children and their accomplishments and had many years of watching her grandchildren grow and thrive. We will always remember Jean's wonderful spirit and the manner in which she was always gracious to family and friends. Prayers will take place on Friday, June 25th at 6:00 pm. A Catholic Funeral and Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 11:00 am. Both will be held at St. Vladimir's Catholic Church in Kelliher, Sask. Interment will take place at the Cemetery in Kelliher following the funeral.
- Edith Lydia (nee Brausse). Peacefully on December 24, 2004, Edith Larson, beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, went home to our dear Lord and Saviour. Edith was born on April 5, 1925 in Kelliher, Saskatchewan. She loved to spend her time cooking, tending her treasured garden, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and working with the Women's Hospital Auxiliary in Kindersley. Her greatest pleasures in life were her family and friends and of course, spending time with her favourite sidekick, her dog Tippi. There are many things for which she will be remembered, but what we will never forget is her sense of humour, her dear smile, her selflessness, her strength of spirit, the mischievous twinkle in her eye, the deep pride she had for all of her children, and most of all, the warmth of her unconditional love. We were blessed to have her in our lives. She is survived by her six children...Sharon (Dave) Farn of Regina, SK; Clifford (Shirley) Kolstad of Regina, SK; Karon (Gerald) Parker of Kindersley, SK; Judith (Winston) Elaschuk of Yorkton, SK; Deborah (Marcel) Nussbaum of Cowichan Bay, BC; and Kenneth (Darlene) Kolstad of Regina, SK; her fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Elsie Tremayne and Ruth Jesse; and brothers Albert Brausse and Ron Mitchell. Edith was predeceased by her husband Pete (1997), Mother, Carolina Stolz Brausse (1966); Father, Rudolph Brausse (1957); sisters Anne Aplin (1990) and Helene Guthrie (2004); and brothers Herbert Brausse (1954), Paul Brausse (1955), Emil Brausse (1956), Arthur Brausse (1982), and Rudolph W. Brausse (1988). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pauls United Church , 520 Main St, Kindersley, SK reception to follow. Interment will be held 2:00 p.m. January 6, 2005 at the Regina Memorial Gardens, Hwy 1 East, Regina, SK.
- Elizabeth Frances "Beth" (nee Hakstian), beloved wife of Cliff of Kelliher, passed away on August 22, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina following a brave battle with cancer. Elizabeth was born in Kamloops, B.C. to Dr. Arthur and Mary Hakstian. A short time later Dr. Hakstian moved the family to Vancouver where Beth received her education, and she moved to Sas katchewan later on. Cliff and Beth were married in April of 1982 and enjoyed many activities together. They loved to travel and fish, making many trips to Fishing Lake and north to LaRonge. In recent years, their travel took them to Hawaii enjoying warmer weather and a break from the long Saskatchewan winters. Beth spent many years as an Avon Representative and when the opportunity presented itself she took the job as District Manager. She had the distinction of managing the largest Avon district in Canada. It was a position to which she excelled, winning numerous achievement awards to include trips to Bali, Rome and Jamaica. She was also active locally in the Lioness Club, once a member of the Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed her tenure with the Saskatchewan Small Business Loans Association, (SBLA). Even though Beth's job with Avon kept her away from home a lot, she was always willing to lend a hand wherever and whenever she was needed. Not one to sit still, Beth had a zest for life and could keep busy. A strong personality, once she put her mind to it, was capable of anything. She was an avid reader, kept up with current events and always enjoyed a spirited discussion of world news and politics. Beth had many interests, in the winter she liked to knit, awaiting the arrival of spring and the return of her hummingbirds. While tending her garden in summer, she enjoyed the antics of their resident squirrel. She would often call him and tuck peanuts into the knot holes of the tree for him to retrieve. She loved her flowers, garden and fruit trees and enjoyed making jams and jellies with the fruits from them. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Clifford and her two children: Bruce (Angie) Simpson of Calgary, AB, and Lorrie Simpson (Murray Swan) of Kelowna, BC. Brothers: Dr. Robert (Michelle) Harris of St. Catherines, ON, Dr. Ralph (Dr. Lorette Woolsey) Hakstian of Vancouver, BC. Clifford's children: Kim (Dave) Christman of Antelope, MT, Laurel (Keith) Clawson of Plentywood, MT, Kris (Chrissy) Larson of Pincher Creek, AB, and Doug (Vicky Golby) Larson of Alliance, AB; 14 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceeded in death by her parents Arthur and Mary Hakstian. The funeral service was held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiated. Organist, Joel Canning led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Tributes were given by Bob Harris and Karen Olafson. Joel Canning accompanied by Lenore Rein, sang Handel's Ombra Mai Fu. The urnbearer was Kirstin Canning.
- Ian. On Monday, May 4, 2009 Ian Lochtie, Kelliher, Sask. and late of Balcarres Integrated Centre, Balcarres, Sask. died at the age of 94 years. The funeral service will be held in the Kelliher United Church, Kelliher, Sask. on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Brian R. Mee officiating. Cremation with interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens. Ian was predeceased by his parents, John and Jean Lochtie; his brother Tom Lochtie; his sister Margaret Fleming and is survived by his nieces and nephews: Brian (Shirley) Lochtie, Barbara Ferguson, Ian (Marlene) Lochtie, Brenda Lochtie (Dale), Sandra (Lea) MacRae, Donald (Joyce) Fleming, Jean (Ed) Pawelko, Fay Fleming and Dorothy Fleming; his many great nieces and nephews and many great great nieces and nephews.
- Bettine (nee Frost-Hunt) was born on August 14, 1916 to William and Elsie (nee Rowles) Frost-Hunt in Kelliher, Sask. She was the fifth child of five girls and two boys. The Frost-Hunt family moved to Leross where Bettine started school. The family moved to Invermay in 1925 where Bettine continued school and was a member of C.G.I.T. as a young girl. Bettine married Victor Loucks in October, 1932. They lived in a 2 room teacherage while Vic taught at Mainroad School until 1937 when they moved to the Loucks farm. Bettine endured many hardships during the ten years on the farm during the Depression and the war years. She adapted to the hard work with no electricity or running water and very little money, and became an accomplished homemaker, excelling at sewing, cooking and baking, even winning 1st prize for her butter and bread the first time she entered them in the agricultural fair (much to the chagrin of the older married ladies!) The family moved into the town of Invermay in 1947, where the 5 daughters were raised and Bettine added community service, competitive curling and bridge playing to her busy schedule. Bettine was a member of the Hospital Auxillary for 33 years and was an active member of the Ladies' Curling Club. In 1985 Vic and Bettine moved to Yorkton where they were both active with bowling, golf, church, kitchen band, card games and family. They frequently travelled to visit their daughters and their families as well as making trips across Canada, to England, Hawaii, Arizona and other locations in the U.S. Bettine passed away in her sleep Sunday afternoon, Feb.1, 2009 in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where she had resided for the past 3 months. Prior,she had enjoyed living in the Bentley for 2 years. She was 92 years, 5 months and 18 days of age. Bettine was predecessed by her parents, her husband Vic of 74 years, brothers Pete and Buster, sisters Phyllis, Kitty, Josie, sons-in law, Jack Stewart and Corn Klippenstine. She leaves to celebrate her long life, her daughters: Vivianne (Gordon) Minken, Yorkton; Karen (Rod) Gerla, Calgary; Katherine (Fred) Klewchuk, Burnaby; Vicki Loucks, Vancouver; Jolyn Loucks, Saskatoon. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a sister Avis, Regina and many neices and nephews. The funeral service was held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye L. Greer officiating. The eulogy was given by Vicki Loucks, the lay-readers were Tanis and Tanya Klippenstein. Organist, Laurene Jemieff and pianist, Thelma Gillis, led members of the Westview and Theodre United Church Choirs in the singing of the hymns. Following a memorial luncheon in Westview lower hall, the interment took place in the family plot at the Invermay Cemetery. Daughter Jolyn was the urnbearer.
- Dugald Archibald passed away peacefully at the William Osler Health Centre-Etobicoke, Ontario, on June 25, 2006 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father of Chris (Lela) of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of Elspeth, Colin and Heather. Doug will be terribly missed by his life companion Margaret McKissock. At Doug's request, interment will take place in Kelliher, Saskatchewan.
- Alice Eleanor passed away on August 27, 2007 at the age of 84 years in Regina. She was predeceased by her father Edwin; her mother Eleanor; her brother Neil and her beloved husband George. Alice is survived by her son Neil (Susan) of Hadley, Massachusetts. Alice was born on July 21, 1923 in Kelliher, SK. As a young woman, Alice moved from Kelliher to Saskatoon, then later on to Calgary. It was in Calgary where she met George. After they were married, they moved to West Germany for four years while George was stationed there with the Canadian Military. During their time in Germany, Alice gave birth to their son Neil. In 1960, the family moved back to Regina, where Alice had lived ever since. Alice was a quiet, kind, and generous person, who always put others first. For the last four years, Alice had lived at Silva Care Home, where she greatly appreciated the company and caring of the residents and staff. A funeral service will be held at Zion United Church, Regina, SK on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
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- Corey Willis. On the 23rd of May, 2007, Corey Maksymowich of Medicine Hat, Alberta passed away suddenly at the age of 34 years. Corey leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Andrea Marion Maksymowich; his two children, Ashlynn Marie (4) and Cavin Willis (1); their future child due in December of 2007; his parents, Willy and Dorothy Maksymowich of Kelliher, Saskatchewan; his sister, Shelley (Mark) Blight of Cochrane, Alberta and their children, Darien (10) and Mytchell (8); his mother-in-law, Faye Davison (Doug Friesen) of Medicine Hat; his father-in-law, Mike Dennett (Terri Weiss) of Medicine Hat; his brother-in-law, Steve (Candee) Dennett of Dunmore and their children, Dayne (12) and Kayne (10); his brother-in-law, Bob (Lilia) Will of Medicine Hat and their son, Braedon (10); his grandmothers, Sophie Maksymowich of Kelliher, Nellie Pawelec of Balcarres, Saskatchewan, and Martha Maser of Medicine Hat; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Corey was born on May 4th, 1973 in Ituna, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm in Kelliher where he attended the Kelliher School. He enjoyed many activities, but the love of hockey was always his number one. After graduating high school in 1991, Corey made his way to Alberta where he settled down and made his home. On September 14th, 1999 he started working for Champion Drilling with his best friend, Trent Klimosko. It was through Trent and his girlfriend, Michelle, that Corey met Andrea who would become the "love of his life". Their love was blessed with two children, Ashlynn, Cavin and their future child. They were married in Medicine Hat on July 15th, 2006 and continued to make Medicine Hat their home. Corey was a proud father, a devoted husband, a wonderful son, a treasured brother, and a true friend to all who knew him. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Saamis Memorial Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. The Funeral Service will be held in Holy Family Parish, Medicine Hat, on Monday, May 28th, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Loren Hosfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
- Orest Mandziak of the Jasmin district died at the All Nations Hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle on Wednesday January 7, 2009 of a massive heart attack. He was 65 years of age. Orest Eugene Mandziak was born on May 8, 1943; the youngest child of Nicholas and Theodoria (nee Wenc) Mandziak in the Beckenham area north of Ituna, Sask. In 1947 he along with his parents, brothers and sisters moved to farm north of Jasmin. It was here that Orest received his education and began his lifetime career in farming. Orest loved farming and John Deere equipment and there was not a happier person than Uncle Orest going up and down the fields in that green combine. Orest was known not to have a mean bone in his body; be it with humans or animals. He especially loved children: all of his nieces, nephews, great and now great - great nieces and nephews all held a special place in his heart. There was many a chocolate bar, ice cream treat, pop, chips and how can we ever forget that pink popcorn with the prize inside; the popcorn was soon abandoned when the prize was dug out. He was known to all of us as Uncle Orest except Kyla, who for reasons only a little girl has, called him "Berber" to which Orest always responded with a smile. Orest's love and care of children led him to one of his favorite jobs of driving the school bus for many years. He formed many lasting friendships, and to this date he would receive graduation and wedding invitations from former bus students. Other jobs he held were building construction, Regina Sash and Door and Sears Warehouse. In recent years Orest worked at highway construction throughout Sask. and Man. In 2008 Orest sold a quarter of land to his nephew Bryce and purchased his retirement home in Kelliher. He was looking forward to moving to a newer home and living a life of leisure. Uncle Orest had an abundance of patience to tinker. He would spend hours fixing some little thing just to prove to his less patient brothers that it could be done. He also had a remarkable memory. When something from the shop went astray and could not seem to be found, someone would say "Hey Orest do you know where....?" Orest would lean on anything in the vicinity, go into thinking mode, walk across the yard, shop or the garage and return with the lost item. Orest loved to watch hockey, curling and anything that his family participated in. He used to get very upset when nephews Shaun and Kelly were playing in net and some of the calls were not to his liking. He loved to dance to good snappy Ukrainian music. He also loved chrome. The more chrome a vehicle had the more polishing it got. He was the owner of many cars and trucks in his short lifetime. He enjoyed the sound and stress of lights, bells and whistles. He also loved his perogies and cabbage rolls; no one was happier than Orest when one of his sisters sent him home with a bag of perogies. Coffee row was also to his fancy and there were many who were treated to a coffee on Orest. Orest was a caregiver. He looked after his mother in her later years and looked in on his sister Mary when she got older. He visited his other siblings on a regular basis either in person or by phone. He will be greatly missed by brothers: Nick (Peggy), Harry (Pat); sisters: Sophie (Peter) Yanko, Pauline (Steve) Hrynuik, Anne Feszczyn, Natalie Lilley; brother-in-law Marvin Stusick; 27 nieces, and nephews, 55 great nieces and nephews and at last count 11 great great nieces and nephews. Waiting to meet him will be his parents Nicholas and Theodoria; siblings: John, Fred, Anna, Peter, Nestor, Rose Antonishyn, Kay Buczulak, Eva Stusick, Mary Kohut; brothers-in-law: Walter Antonishyn, Mike Feszczyn, Paul Buczulak, Metro Kohut, Louis Lilley as well as three nieces: Rose Marie, Debbie and Karen. Prayer Services were held on Friday, January 9, 2009 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher with Very Reverend Father Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Niece, Terelyne Vadeboncoeur was the epistle reader. Responses were led by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Splichuk with members of the parish choir. Great nephew, Morgan Mandziak served as the cross bearer. Interment followed in the Jasmin Catholic Cemetery with Orest's nephews, Bryce Mandziak, Trevor Mandziak, Kelly Mandziak, Wayne Antonishyn, Chris Feszczyn and Dennis Yanko serving as the casket bearers. A memorial luncheon followed and nephews Bryce and Trevor Mandziak gave tributes, words of remembrance and appreciation on behalf of the family.
- Nina Dorothy (nee Akehurst) passed away on May 29, 2009 in Cranbrook Regional Hospital from pneumonia and complications of Alzheimer's disease. Nina was born in Leross, Sask. on May 22, 1918 to parents Dorothy and John Akehurst. She attended high school in Saskatoon and later studied briefly at the U. of S. before obtaining work as a secretary. She met John in a 15-cent store in 1939 when he was a young Engineering student. John and Nina were married on June 9, 1942. Both worked as part of air support in Moncton, NB, during World War II. John eventually retired as a Wing Commander in the RCAF reserve. Nina spent most of her life as a homemaker and support for her husband as he built a career as a teacher and administrator in his chosen field at the U of S and U of R. She and John were for many years active gardeners, tennis players, ice skaters, skiers, curlers, square dancers, campers and world travelers. They spent extended periods of time on two working holidays in Australia, where Nina's habit of speaking to anyone was very helpful in keeping them `on course'. When she was about 50 Nina decided to become a painter. Her age did not deter her from taking classes to learn this new skill. She eventually became quite good, working in both water colors and oils, winning several awards for works she entered in regional competitions. Nina was on the Artists Guild in Creston for nearly 20 years. She was also on the altar guild of the local Anglican church and served for several years on the hospital auxiliary. Eight years ago she and John moved to Cranbrook, where they, until recently, were known as `the dancing couple' at Joseph Creek Village. They kept fit by taking daily walks, where Nina's good eyesight was helpful to John's, which was failing. Nina will be sorely missed by her husband John, brother Herb, sons Brian and Greg, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Nina will be remembered by many for her warmth and good humour.
- Victor. On Sunday, February 8, 2009 beloved husband, father, big grandpa and papa, Victor Maydonick of Kelliher, Sask. passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Vic will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vicki; sons Dean (Joeylee) and Conway (Janel); granddaughters Sammy Jo, Destiny and Tykana; as well as numerous other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Kelliher, Sask. on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.
- Winnifred A. On Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 Miss Winnifred McCallum passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina. Miss McCallum was born in 1907 in Kelliher, Sask. She graduated from business school in Regina and spent most of her life in Toronto in various personal secretary positions. She took great pride in the quality of her work and earned respect and esteem from her employers during her career. Miss McCallum was a talented artist producing many fine paintings as well as sculptures in stone and wood. She was a gifted musician and became an accomplished pianist through many hours of dedicated practise and training. She enjoyed reading, golf, and in earlier years, tennis. Miss McCallum greatly loved the Royal Ontario Museum and enjoyed many hours volunteering at that institution. She also completed many classes in painting and sculpting at the "ROM". An avid animal lover she had a particular fondness for dogs and spoke often of her "beloved Barney" her faithful springer spaniel of many years. She also greatly loved children and retold many anecdotes of her time with nieces,nephews,and the children of her friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Archie and Gertrude; two brothers, Goldie of Regina and Bill of Thunder Bay and sister Flora (Brace/Giles) of Regina. She is survived by one half-sister Phyllis Schwann of Regina and cousin Cam McCallum (Lynda) of Kimberly and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Lee's Funeral Home, Regina on Friday, December 22nd at 2:00 P.M. Internment will take place at a later date.
- Ellen Vera Grace, late of Regina, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 91 years of age. Predeceased by her parents James and Martha McHattie; five brothers; and three sisters. Born in Govan, Sask. in 1911 and raised in Kelliher, Ellen lived the rest of her life in Regina, where she worked for the City Engineers Dept. until retirement. Fond of music and literature, she lived a full and independent life with a special attachment for her immediate family.
- Oscar McDivitt of Leross, Sask. passed away at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 86. Predeceased by his mother Frances Polny, step father John Polny, sister Lula (Adolph), brother John, sister in law Helen. Left to mourn; sister Marie McDonald (Angus), brother Henry Polny, sister Mary (Cecelia) Johns, wife Helen, nieces - Frances (Robert), Judy, Anne (Alvin), Lana (Ike), Darlene (Mark), Marlene, nephews - Robert, Lorne (Shirley), Thomas, Robert, Lance and several great nieces and nephews and his many friends. Inurnment at Kelliher at a later date. He will be greatly missed. A special thanks to the Palliative Care Unit for the loving care given by the staff.
- Helen Mihalicz of Kelliher, formerly of Lestock district, widow of Joseph M. Mihalicz passed away suddenly August 5th at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her four children, Hazel Okrainetz, Leonard Mihalicz, Helen Mihalicz and Mae Stemler; nine grandchildren, five great children and five siblings. Prayers will be held Friday, August 10th at 7:30 pm and Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 11th at 11:00 am; both services at St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church in Kelliher.
- David Alexander (March 22, 1923 - April 15, 2009). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved David Alexander Moleski at Sherbrooke Community Center, Veteran's Village, Saskatoon on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Predeceased by his parents, Eva and Stephen; brothers, Mike, John, Harry, Philip, Russell, Joe, Steve and Stanley; sisters, Irene Braden, Julie Rokosh and Eva Pilot. Survived by devoted wife of 62 years, Ella (nee Braden); daughters, Barbara Lamb, Lorraine Hinton, Dorothy Moleski (Terry Sturgeon), Susan Moleski (Gary Doyle) and Yvonne Price (David Price); grandfather of Mary Pat Hinton (John Barber), Jennifer Hinton, Tom Lamb, Barbara Hinton (Nate Wood), Julie Price and Ruby Price; great grandfather to Patrick Hinton-Barber and Grahame Hinton-Barber; and brother to sisters, Mary Rokosh and Elaine Kowalyshyn (Charlie); as well as uncle to many nieces and nephews. David was born March 22, 1923 on the family farm in the Kelliher district. In 1941, at the age of 18, he joined the Regina Rifles to fight for our country in Europe. After training in England, he landed at Juno Beach in Normandy, the second day of D Day, June 7, 1944. He and his company fought their way through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. It was only later in life that Dad was able to speak of some of the horrors that he witnessed. He was incredibly proud of his war service and November 11th was always a very important and solemn day in our home. David married Ella Braden of Tullymet in 1947 and they began their life in Wishart and working career at the R.M. of Emerald and the Village of Wishart where he spent 43 years as Municipal Secretary and Secretary Treasurer. For this service he was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Outstanding Service in 2002 and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005. Along with his work, David served on many committees helping to build the community including the executive of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the Yorkton Melville Health Region, the Lestock Hospital Board, the Legion Branch, the Yorkton Regional Library Board and the Wishart School District. He also found time to coach minor baseball, curl, take his 5 daughters to music lessons and supervise the parade of boyfriends on Friday nights. With retirement came a move to Saskatoon in a desire to be near daughter Yvonne and her family. Watching all of his grandchildren grow up brought him great joy. The move to Saskatoon also provided the opportunity to be close to a few of his many nieces and nephews and his sister, Mary. The welcoming community of the Columbian Manor provided a great home and many new friends. He will be greatly missed. The Family wishes to express gratitude for the wonderful care David received from the nurses, the 7th Floor, St. Paul's Hospital and all of the caregivers and staff, Veteran's Village, House 10. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made in David's name to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation or The Sherbrooke Community Center Foundation. Prayers for David will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. led by Rev. Fr. Vasyl Kravchuk, C.Ss.R. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 10th Street and Munroe Avenue with Rev. Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
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- Julia (nee Kreway), age 86 years, passed away unexpectedly April 18, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 1998; her parents William and Maria (Lewko); five sisters: Pauline (Mike) Obuch, Helen (Willie) Kotylak, Edna Machula, Pat (Sam) Battaglia, Caroline Kryway; two brothers, Nick and Walter Kreway; and brother-in-law Frank Nakonechny. Julia is loved and will be dearly missed by her daughters: Lorna (Larry) Zatlyn of Prince Albert, and Cathy (Brian) Klatt of Regina; five granddaughters: Nicole Zatlyn (Jason Weiner) of Boston, Michelle and Kimberley Zatlyn of Toronto, Sarah and Christine Klatt of Regina. Julia is also survived by her sisters, Rose (Alex) Halinak, Kay Nakonechny, all of Toronto, Natalie Kreway of Ituna; brothers, Michael (Hazel) Kryway of Windsor, Leon (Verna) Kreway of Ituna; sister-in-law Nettie Kreway of Ituna and brother-in-law Paul Machula of Toronto; her husband's brother Tom (Kay) Nakonechny of Fort Qu'Appelle; his sister Frances Molesky of Calgary; and sisters-inlaw Olga Nakonechny of Regina and Emily Shalovelo of Dysart; and many nieces and nephews. Julia was born and raised in Ituna, SK. In 1944 she married Bill and moved to Leross, SK where they enjoyed over forty years in a successful farming operation and an active community life. Julia was an exceptional cook, gardener and a gifted needlework artist. In 1997, Julia and Bill moved to Selo Gardens, Regina to enjoy their retirement and to be closer to their family. Family gatherings were always a special occasion, much anticipated by her grandchildren. When studies and work took granddaughters farther away, Julia would write, telephone and send their favourite treats. With a cheerful disposition and warm manner, Julia enjoyed the many friends that she and Bill made. During their life together, they travelled to Europe, different parts of Canada and the U.S., but most enjoyed visiting with their family. Prayers will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, Regina with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment to follow in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Kelliher, SK.
- Kurtess Wade. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kurt, late of Lestock, Sk. on January 22, 2005 at the age of 58 years. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children Riel, Treena and Stacey and grandchildren Faxai, Chanla, Brandon and Sundine. His 3 brothers and 4 sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother and father, and Treena's twin. He was cremated, and his remains will be interred at a later date. A special thanks goes to Marg Ricci for her love and support at the Lestock Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Jan. 28 at 2:00 pm at the Leross Hall, Leross, Sask.
- Ewen, better known as Nick, went quietly to be with Jean in the early morning hours of October 22, 2002 just two days after his 87th birthday. Nick is survived by his children: son Ian, his wife Ursula and their son Justin; son Greg, his wife Val and their children Hannah and Riley; daughter Tricia, son-in-law Scott and their children Sara, Haley and Kayla; his sister Anne; and many, many special friends. He was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 51 years, and his sister Evie. Nick's extraordinary life began in 1915 in Leross, Saskatchewan, the oldest of three children for Norman and Pauline (nee Gaudry) Nicholson. So many experiences shaped Nick's long life: the death of his mother when he was just four years old; completing Normal School, then teaching school in the bush of northeast Saskatchewan at 17; serving in the Forces during World War Two, which took him out to Nova Scotia - his father's birthplace and the place where he would meet and marry the love of his life, Jean. Together, the two returned to Saskatchewan where Nick began his 35-year career with the provincial Department of Natural Resources. Again, so many highlights: establishing the Conservation Officer Training School in Prince Albert, where he spent much of the '50s shaping the young men of the DNR (including a future Deputy Minister or two!); being such an important part of the construction boom of the '60s, working on the northern roads we take so much for granted today; and his time as a manager and director in Regina where his colleagues regarded him with respect and affection. Nick was a very special Dad, father-in-law and Grandpa. Each of us has many memories of Nick that we'll recall with love and a smile - Friday night toboggan rides to the store for a chocolate bar; Cubs in the church basement; long walks with Grandpa and, of course, his legendary appreciation for a good meal. ("...I walked 10 miles to the fowl supper and no cranberries...!") Nick was a true gentleman, in every sense of the word, who lived his life with integrity, purpose and concern for others - his family and community - that will be remembered by everyone who knew him. The funeral service will be held Monday, October 28th, 2:00 p.m. at Calvary United Church in Prince Albert.
- Martha Hulse, beloved aunt and caring thoughtful friend to all,passed away Friday June 25 at the age of 95, at Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle. Born Sept 9, 1908 on the family homestead in the Headlandsdistrict. She retired at age 70 from a long and rewarding nursingcareer. Predeceased by her parents George and Elizabeth North, siblings Tom, Eddie, Ethel and Sid, niece Margaret North and nephew Edward Clynton. Survived by nieces Lucille (Bill) Zmud, Frances Frith (Terry McManus) and Kathy North, grand nieces and nephews Craig, Lisa, Jill,Ross and Cameron. Funeral service at St. Vladimir's Church, Kelliher, Monday June 28th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harry Miller officiating.
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- Mary, wife of the late John Olinik of Kelliher, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 10, 2001 at the Lestock Integrated Care Centre. She was ninety years of age. Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John in 1995; daughter, Mary Cybulsky in 1982; son-in-law Reg Cybulsky in 1977; daughter-in-law, Vicky Olinik in 1984; brothers, Peter, Joe, Bill, Walter and Nick; sister, Anne Moleski. She leaves to cherish and celebrate her life, her children, Bill (Helen) Olinik of Regina, Anne (Jack) Winniski of Melville, Katherine (Orest) Kotylak of Kelliher, Helen (Lionel) Bolen of Lestock, John (Janice) Olinik of Kelliher, her foster daughter Mary (Emil) Gebert of Regina; twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Suwala, Sophie Semenuik, Helen Kitzul, Ella (Victor) Boyachek; brothers, Karl (Mary), John (Victoria), Paul (Sophie) and Mike. Prayer Services will be held on Tuesday October 16, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.
- Isabelle Edith (nee Johnson) Bender Olson. On Monday, October 10, 2005, Isabelle Edith Olson (Bender/Johnson) passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Annie Johnson; by her first husband, Leonard Bender, and by two brothers: Mervin and Earl Johnson. Isabelle will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Wayne Olson of Weyburn, and their family: Doug (Diane) Bender of High River, AB and children: Dana and Pat and their children, Taya and Layne, Dacy and Tim and their children: Callie and Lexie; Gary (Wanda) Bender of Prince Albert, and children: Chris and Ronnie, Reagan, Curtis; Dale (Roberta) Bender of Saskatoon and children: Scott and Jeff; Gerald Bender of Calgary, AB and children: Brandon and Robin; Cindy (Raymond) Ruckaber of Weyburn and children: Brent and Raelene; three sisters: Marie (Ernie) Vail of Wawota, Margaret (Bill) Greenbank of Swift Current, Marilyn (Jim) Cathcart of Edmonton, AB; one brother, Karl (Lynn) Johnson, Kelso; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Isabelle was born September 24, 1928 in the Kelliher, Saskatchewan district. She was the first born of seven children to Lawrence Albert Johnson and Annie Dashwood. Isabelle, her brothers Earl and Mervyn lived in Kelliher, until she was 5 years old. In 1934 the family moved to a farmstead at Kelso. Isabelle's dad built a three room cabin where she slept on a cot in the kitchen. Isabelle started school in Kelso at age 6 which was a three mile walk. She didn't like going alone so her brother, Earl was sent to school at age 5 to keep Isabelle company. Isabelle completed her grade 8 at Kelso School. She then took grade 9 and 10 by correspondence. Isabelle then moved back to Kelliher and lived with her grandparents where she completed grade 11. These were tough times in the country for everyone and even though the family didn't have much money, Isabelle and her brothers were happy and did everything together. Isabelle answered a newspaper ad for a clerk at Borwey's store in Piapot. She moved to Piapot where she roomed and boarded with the Bender family and became like one of the family. In 1952 she married Leonard Bender and they had a family of four boys, Doug, Gary, Dale and Gerald. In 1963, Leonard was in the process of moving the family to Weyburn when he was killed in a car accident. Isabelle took over his roll and moved the family to Weyburn where she managed the Weyburn Trailer Court. In 1966 Isabelle married Wayne Olson in Weyburn. They had a daughter, Cindy. Isabelle managed the Weyburn Trailer Court until 1970, then she took a job at Canada Wire and Cable where she worked until 1987, at which time she retired. In her retirement, Isabelle filled her time with gardening, especially flowers. She loved to do puzzles of all types and crosswords. Isabelle became an active member of the Royal Purple which she served for 24 years. In their retirement, Wayne and Isabelle spent time with their children, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Isabelle will be missed by all, especially her family. Funeral service was held Friday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary. W. Goran officiating minister. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. Isabelle's grandchildren were her pallbearers: Chris Bender, Dana Guidinge, Brandon Bender, Brent Ruckaber, and Scott Bender. All those in attendance and who knew Isabelle were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
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- Mary (nee Koback) of Ituna, beloved wife of the late Joe Pawliw, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK. She was 76 years of age. Mary was born on September 27, 1926 in the Horselake District of Saskatchewan near Kelliher. She was the daughter of Nick and Anne (nee Rokosh) Koback. Mary grew up on the family farm and received her education at Eastward School in the Kelliher district. As a young girl she worked at various occupations until 1957 when she became employed by the Ituna Union Hospital. She was employed there until her retirement in 1991. On July 28, 1956 she was united in marriage to Joe Pawliw at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The couple resided in Ituna where they raised a family of six children. In the years following her retirement Mary spent her time being close to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren which were her pride and joy. She enjoyed crocheting, travelling and camping. Mary leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life two sons: Joe (Diane), Garry (Tracy) of Regina; four daughters: Delores (Jim) Bulych of Foam Lake, Shirley of Regina, Josie (Greg) Rutko of Calgary, and Christine (Ivan) Kozey of White City. Five grandsons: Jason (Krista) Bulych of Foam Lake, Curtis Bulych of Saskatoon, Travis Bulych of Foam Lake, Reece and Ashton Pawliw of Regina; one granddaughter Kristen Bulych of Foam Lake. Two great grandsons: Kaleb and Aiden Bulych of Foam Lake. Also, three sisters: Jean (late Matt) Zuchkan of Parkerview, Rose (Willard) Bubyn of Regina, Eva (Ben) Andrusiak of Foam Lake and two brothers: Nick Koback of Ituna, John (Marlene) Koback of Quesnel as well a many nieces ,nephews, numerous other relatives and many dear friends. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Joe in 1986, her father Nick in 1961, mother Anne in 1987 a sister Anne in infancy and a sister Katie Lees in 2000. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, January 26, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday morning, January 27, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Reverend Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Larry Tymiak was the Sacristan. The Liturgy responses were sung by Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal. Ivan Kozey was the Cross bearer with Krista Bulych reading the Epistle. Honourary Bearers were all those that knew and loved Mary. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Jason, Curtis, Travis, Jim Bulych, Joe and Garry Pawliw serving as Casket Bearers.
- Dagney, age 76 years of Kelliher, Sask. passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre in Lestock. Dagney was a long time employee of the Bank of Montreal, retiring to Kelliher in 1997. She is survived by a brother Gunnar (Edythe) of Winnipeg, three nephews and a niece. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church officiating. The interment will follow in the Kelliher Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kelliher Lutheran Cemetery Fund. The family wishes to thank the doctor and staff of the Lestock Hospital and doctors and staff at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina for their excellent care given to Dagney.
- Stella Frances (nee Babiak) August 2, 1931 - February 6, 2009. It is with great sadness that Stella's family announces her peaceful passing after a long battle with cancer on February 6, 2009 in Regina, SK at the age of 77 years. She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Victoria Babiak; daughter-in-law Elaine Petras; sister-and brother-in-law Mary (Bill) Bespalko; brother-in-law Frank Fazakas and numerous in-laws. Stella will be forever remembered by her loving family, husband, of 59 1/2 years, Nick Petras of Kelliher, SK; children Myron (Donna) of Kelliher, SK and their family Mark (Tammy), Lori (Sean) Riordan and their children Layne and Brendan, and Cheryl (Leigh) Wilson and their daughter Olivia; Elaine (Tom) Westgard of Saskatoon, SK and their family Tracy (Janine Muyres) and their children Niko and Macy, Lanny, and Cherine (Trevor Russell); Bryan (Linda) of Kelliher, SK and their family Scott (Charlene) and their sons Kaden and Chey, Randy (Kelly) and their sons Kody and Karter, and Amanda; Nadine (Ian) Morris of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK and their family Regan (Amy) and their sons Blake, Jacob and Cade, Becky (Dusty Hurl) and their daughter Ruby, and Brandy; Cyndi (Bryan) Sigurdson of Regina, SK and their family Bryanna, Bryttany and Brydan; Melanie (Allan) Kosloski of Regina, SK and their family Matthew and Alannah; and Marcie (David) Brennan of Marshall, SK and their family Kimberly, Ryan and Haley; brother Pete Babiak of Lipton, SK; sister Helen Fazakas of Kelliher, SK; as well as many inlaws, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Stella was a wonderful lady who never let any of her family leave her home without being fed. Her children and grandchildren have fond memories of the time she spent playing cards, chatting and enjoying the many perogies that she so lovingly made by the dozens. She was diagnosed with liver cancer over ten years ago. With a lot of juicing and will power she came through to survive another 9 years. The family would like to thank all of those who have supported us through this time. A special thank you to all the nurses and staff of the Regina Palliative Care Team, especially to Lynn at Wascana Grace Hospice. A huge thank you goes out to Stella's daughters who came together to make her last few weeks comfortable and memorable. A prayer service will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kelliher, SK on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow.
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- Freda (nee Godlien) born in Kelliher, SK. August 29, 1915. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Aunt Freda on June 9, 2010 at the Kinsmen Retirement Centre. Freda spent the last six 6 years of her life looking forward to visits from her family and beloved dog, Angel. Freda loved to tease and make people laugh. May she rest in peace beside her husband, Jim. Freda will forever hold a special place in our hearts. No service by request.
- Ferdinand "Fernie", beloved husband of Lenore of Kelliher, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre in Lestock. He was 79 years of age. Ferdinand Joseph Rein was born in Zawiercie, Poland on October 30, 1923 to Jozef and Waleria Rein. In 1927, Jozef immigrated to Canada and was followed a year later by his family. They lived in the Duval area until 1937 when they moved to what became the family farm four miles south of Jasmin. Fernie completed his education at St. Joseph de Dauphinais School. His life thereafter was devoted to the farm except for a summer working on the railway track near Fernie BC (of which he had many stories to tell, especially that he graciously allowed that community to use his name). He also served in the Royal Canadian Army. The farm was rented at the time and he came in from the field one day to find his mother in tears because someone had come to look at the place and she thought she would have to move again. He vowed to buy the place, so his mother could stay in the community she loved so much. He worked hard and long for many years, was a good farmer, and was proud of his accomplishments. Because he stayed on the land and provided for his parents till their passing, his brother Valdemar was able to get a university education and go on to become a Lt-Col in the Air Force. Fernie was very proud of his brother's achievements. He had a great love of nature, and was very observant and knowledgeable about the birds and animals on his farm. His hobbies included playing cards and dice games; he also enjoyed TV, especially sports. His friends enjoyed his quick wit and friendly demeanor. On July 4, 1987 Fernie's life changed. He married Lenore Skilnick of Kelliher. He gained a whole new family to love him. He learned that travel could be fun and interesting, and they went on several trips to different countries. He retired from the farm in 1995 and spent his remaining years in Kelliher. About five years ago, Fernie was diagnosed with a heart condition and his health had been in decline since that time. Predeceased by his parents, he leaves to mourn his passing his wife Lenore; his sister Alfreda Gazuk of Rosthern SK; his brother Valdemar (Grethe) of Ottawa; three step children, Joan (Ken) McGown and their children Robyn, Amber & Erika; Katherine (Dennis) Hobman; and Heather Reimche; one nephew, George Gazuk, four nieces, Valerie (Ralph) Schidlowsky, Annette Rein, Susanne (Rob) Sargent, and Linda (Randy) Trumpler; nine great nieces, three great nephews, five great great nieces and five great great nephews; as well as his many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil service was held on Sunday evening, March 2, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father Pat Murphy officiating. The organist, Wendy Dale and the Psalmist, Darren Dale led in the singing of the hymns. The crossbearer was Anthony Dale, the altar-servers were Ashley Slywka and Jessica Petruka, and the eucharistic minister was Frank Schidlowsky. The interment took place in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Ken McGown, Ralph Schidlowsky, George Gazuk, Duke McEachern, Norman Norgaard and Robert Ivey serving as the casketbearers.
- Loretta Jean (nee Hood) beloved wife of Ernie; passed away at the age of 68 years on Friday, March 30, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton Saskatchewan following a lengthy struggle with cancer. As she had said often of her battle with cancer "I've done everything I could". Loretta was born on August 20, 1938 at Kelliher, Sask. The second of three daughters born to Ranald Stewart and Golda Mae (nee Clark) Hood. Loretta received her education at Hew Haven and The Kellliher High School. Upon graduating she began Nurses training at the Yorkton Union Hospital graduating in 1959. Loretta met Ernie Ritthaler and they were married in 1960. They have two chosen children, Robert in 1969 and Deborah in 1971. Loretta's working life began from 1959 - 1966 on the maternity ward in Yorkton. In 1972 Ernie was transferred to Churchill MB. They lived there for 6 ½ years with one hiatus in Yorkton in 1975. Her work involved general nursing duties at the Churchill Hospital. In 1979 Loretta and Ernie moved back to Yorkton where she was employed with the Saskatchewan Heart Foundation for two years, then for Home Care for ten years. During this time she obtained a certificate in Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, completed in 1995. In 1999 Loretta started working as an instructor with SIAST teaching practical nursing which she found exciting and rewarding. Loretta retired in 2005 in Yorkton where she has made her home. When she was not at work a career/vocation that she loved, Loretta enjoyed photography and was a lady who always had a smile. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her husband Ernie; two children: Robert and Deborah all of Yorkton; a grandson Jeremy of Yorkton; sisters: Joyce (Glenn) Laycock of Saltcoats, SK., Marguerite (Dale) Lang of Westbank, BC. her aunt Florence Wilson of Kelliher, SK along with her nieces, nephews and friends. Loretta was predeceased by her parents Ranald and Golda Mae Hood. The funeral service was held on Tuesday afternoon, April 3, 2007 from St. Andrew's United Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Doug Craig Officiating. Shani Apland was the organist leading the congregation and choir in the Hymns. Reflections of Loretta's life were given by her grandson Jeremy Ritthaler with himself and Loretta's son Robert serving as Urn Bearers. The interment will take place at the Kelliher Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Kathleen L. On Saturday, May 15, 2004, Kathleen Robertson, widow of Earl Robertson, Balcarres, Sask. died at the age of 89 years. Kathleen was born on the farm in the Kelliher District on August 24, 1914, she married Earl Robertson in 1941 and lived and farmed in the Balcarres District most of her life. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Balcarres, Sask. on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. Pat Heffelfinger officiating. Interment in Balcarres Cemetery. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Earl, in 1998; her parents, Bill Arnold in 1951 and Sarah Arnold in 1977; one brother, Bradley (Dot) Arnold; her brothers and sisters in law: Harold (Nancy), Ed (Adelean), Russ (Annie) Robertson; Irene (Floyd) Kelly; Grace (Bert) Miles and Eldon (Tot) Robertson and is survived by one daughter, Pat (Bert) Shaw; two grandsons, Earl Shaw and Rob (Gail) Shaw and their children, Jessica and Levi, all of Balcarress, Sask.; one sister, Pat McRobbie, Lasalle, Ontario sister in law, Betty Robertson and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Lawrence Herman Robillard. On Thursday December 30, 2010, Lawrence passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at the age of eighty years. He was predeceased by his father Alfred Robillard, mother Marie Robillard (nee Hamelin), sister Martha and brother Germaine and 12 in laws. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (nee Doud), daughters Ila Rhea (Keith Hill and grandson Brendan), Wendy, and son Craig (Terese Wright and grandchildren Karissa, Victoria and Justin), sisters Irene (Langan Doud), Eleanor, Marion, and Elizabeth, sisters in law Josephine, Borgie and Shirley, as well as great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Lawrence was born 1930 in Jasmin SK, and moved to Regina and joined the Armed Forces in 1950, where he served with dedication until 1979, starting out in Ontario, and living in Rivers MB, Soest Germany, then Rivers and Portage la Prairie MB, with a brief stint in Yellowknife NWT. He held other jobs in Portage and retired in 1990. He loved sports, the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and seeing new country. He loved family gatherings and in later years especially enjoyed watching his grandson Brendan play hockey, basketball and baseball. He was a member of Good Shepherd Parish, a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges and served on the Towers Board in Portage la Prairie for many years.
- Irene (nee Stadnyk). It is with heavy hearts that the family of Irene Romanson of Kelliher, SK., beloved wife of Leonard, announce the end of her life journey after her courageous battle with cancer for the past year. Irene passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, August 31, 2007 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. She was 62 years of age. Irene Romanson (nee Stadnyk) was born on May 3, 1945 in Lestock, a daughter of the late Steven and Mary Stadnyk (nee Karakachuk) of Bankend, Saskatchewan. She grew up on a farm surrounded by a loving and large family and attended Emerald School in the Bankend District. Irene met Leonard Romanson while working at the local Kelliher Co-op. Irene married her life partner of forty years on July 1, 1967 at Bankend. They made their home on the family farm south of Leross. Irene was a devoted Housewife, Mother, Baba, Sister, Auntie and Friend. She was blessed with three children, Brenda of Regina, Twyla (Mark) of Zehner, and Tim (Angela) and grandson Barrett of Ituna. Family and friends were also a central part of Irene's life. Raising her family and farming were here true passions in life. She was a jack-of-all trades with helping on the farm, running a household, gardening, and especially cooking. She also had a competitive nature, loving to play softball, curling, cards and bingo. Irene's door was always open for conversation, laughs and good food. She could always be counted on for a helping hand by family, friends, and local community events. Irene is survived by her brothers and sisters: Mac (Judy) of Wynyard, Eva of Regina, Rose (Andy) of Wynyard, Sonia of Kenora, ON, Rudy (Cecilia) of Regina, John (Judy) of Regina, Val (sister-in-law) of Wynyard, Henry (Marianne) of Regina, Ray (Betty) of Saskatoon, Gloria of Winnipeg, MB, Iris (Brian) of Lipton, Bill of Calgary, Brian (Darlene) of Regina, along with numerous nephews and nieces, and great nephews and nieces. Irene is predeceased by her parents Steven and Mary Stadnyk, brother Alex Stadnyk, brothers-in-law (Steve Moleski), (Paul Motkaluk), (Darryl Drayson) and sister-in-law (Lila Stadnyk), her in-laws John and Kathleen Romanson, brothers-in-law Russel Romanson and Peter Dasko. A Prayer service with Rosary preceeding was held on Monday evening, September 3, 2007 from St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kelliher, SK. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday morning , September 4, 2007 from St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Fr. Borys Kyba as Celebrant. The Sacristan and Eucharistic minister was Larry Tymiak. Ladmer Moskal, Wayne Boczulak and Heidi Spilchuk sang the responses to the Liturgy; Marianne Stadnyk was the Epistle reader with Cody Degelman serving as Cross Bearer. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Greg, Dan Stadnyk, Tim, Larry Dasko, Jason Bzdel and David Moleski serving as Casket Bearers.
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- Jacob R. (February 9, 1920 - April 15, 2009). On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, Jacob R. Schmidt, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., died at the age of 89 years. A memorial service will be held in the Fort Qu'Appelle Legion Hall, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., on Friday, April 24, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens, Kelliher, SK. Predeceased by his wife Lillian, grandson Chad, parents Gottfried and Alvina and eight siblings. Jacob is survived by eight children; Marlene (David) Tymiak, Sheila (Kyle) Harre, Janet (Jaycee) Mildenberger, Elaine (Dennis) Levesque, Gregory (RoseAnn) Schmidt, Lloyd (Leslie) Schmidt, Garry (Betty) Schmidt and Keith (Debbie) Schmidt; twenty nine grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; one brother George Schmidt, three sisters in law Olga Schmidt, Margaret Schmidt and Martha Houchen. Jacob is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
- Helen (nee Kotylak) February 24, 1926 - May 15, 2013. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of their mother, Helen Shevchuk at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, at the age of 87. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Matthew (1994); daughter, Geraldine (1971); parents, John Kotylak (1958), Antonia Kotylak (1988); and brother, Murray (2004). She will be sadly missed by her children, Karen (Conrad) Rogers, Brian (Wanda), David (Trish); brothers, Matthew (Myrtle) Kotylak of Calgary, Julius (Helen) Kotylak of Lipton; sister, Susan (Dave) Duczek of Regina; sister-in-law Hermine of Humboldt; grandchildren, Christopher, Kelly, Michael, Krista, Kara, Dustin, Chantelle, Chad and great-grandchildren, Chloe, Scarlett, Lukas, Kadence, Kate, Ava and Emmy; special friends, Doreen and Wendy. Special thank you to Dr. Vivian Walker and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's, and to Betty Sandulak and staff at her personal care home. Your kindness and compassion shown to Helen was very much appreciated. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic-St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kelliher, SK with Father Albert Schmitz as the celebrant. Rite of Committal will take place at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Lunch to follow.
- Audrey Thelma (nee Eklund). On March 5, 2008, Audrey Small passed away peacefully with her children and loved ones at her bedside. Audrey was born and raised in Kelliher, SK prior to moving to Regina in 1979. Audrey is predeceased by her husband Harold, her parents Clara and Harold Eklund, her siblings Lawrence, Ethel Godlien, Earl, Irene, Gordon and Marjorie Kovelench. Audrey is survived by her children Lynnette Zotzman (Dave), Robert and her granddaughter Phoenix, and many nieces, nephews and close friends. The family would like to thank her close friend and family doctor of 41 years, Dr. Michael Segu and the staff at Parkside Extendicare. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2008 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave. at 2:00 pm.
- Elsie Sophie Smysnuk (nee Bunte). On Wednesday, May 30, 2001, Elsie, widow of Nick Smysnuk, Kelliher, Sask., age 82 years. The funeral service will be held in St. Paul's United Church, Kelliher, Sask., on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fred Albert officiating with interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Bernice Louise (nee Godlien) of Kelliher; beloved wife of the late Thomas Laurence Somerville, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital. She was 69 years of age. Bernice was born on May 2, 1933 on the family farm south of Kelliher; a daughter of George and Mabel (nee Lubenow) Godlien. She attended Garnick School while helping with the farm livestock (cattle and horses) as well as house chores. After she completed her grade ten she chose to move into Kelliher and board and became employed at the Kelliher Creamery where she tested and separated cream. She became employed at the Sunnyland Hatchery after the creamery had burned down; which replaced the old building and there she remained until her retirement when the plant had moved to Wynyard. Although, they still asked her to work part time to train the new recruits; which she did but, wasn't too happy about the modern technology, when she had worked hard all those years: handling eggs, injecting and sexing chickens and running like crazy! She figured they had it too easy. Bernice chose to marry Thomas Laurence Somerville on October 18, 1957. They remained in Kelliher where she worked and he was employed at various jobs such as: the pool hall, John Deere Shop, locker plant etc. as well as Sask-Tel. In 1960 they had a daughter Deborah (Debbie) Mae; 1963 a son Raymond Laurence; and years later in 1972 another daughter Janice Leanne. She had all of her children active in sports in school and participated in volunteer work surrounding that. As a young adult and a mother she enjoyed playing ball, curling, fishing, hunting, camping out at the lake, knitting sweaters and such, collecting articles from garage sales (you know what people say; some peoples junk is another person’s treasure). She was avid at collecting coins and antiques. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, keeping her flowers blooming and bird watching as well. She always was out in the yard fussing. Bernice really enjoyed old time music, as well as playing the guitar, accordion and organ by ear! Bernice leaves to cherish her memory her children: Deborah and her husband Elmer Feszczyn and their children: Jeffrey, Mark and Shane of Kelliher, Raymond and his wife Karen and their daughter Kristen of Saskatoon and Janice and her special friend Andy Chernier of Kelliher. Her mother Mabel of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge; a brother Lloyd of Abbotsford; sisters: Marilyn Nazar of Wynyard, Loreen (Donald) Budd of Mission B.C. as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, father George; brother Ronald, sister Evelyn, brother-in-law Alex Nazar and sister: Gladys Haynes and her husband Jimmy. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, March 25, 2003 from St. Paul United Church Kelliher with Reverend Don Milne Officiating. Lenore Rein was the organist. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Bernice's children: Debbie, Ray and Janice serving as urn bearers.
- Hugh, beloved husband of Esta of Kelliher, passed away following a brief illness on Monday, October 17, 2005 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 87 years of age. Hugh Price Sweatman was born on February 27, 1918 at Melville, Sask.; a son of Gilbert Osborne and Gertrude Hilda (nee Lunn) Sweatman. He was raised on the family farm in the Eastward School district and received his education at Eastward School. As a young man, Hugh worked for a couple of years as a farm hand in the Shoal Lake district of Manitoba. He fondly reminisced of how he rode his bicycle there. Like many young men his age, Hugh enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as an LAC in the RCAF from June 23, 1942 until his discharge on April 25, 1946. During his tenure in the air force, Hugh served overseas in England, servicing aircraft engines, from the fighter planes right up to the bombers. One of his fondest memories was walking into the Rock of Ages in the Cheddar Gorge in England while on leave. On November 5, 1947 Hugh was united in marriage to Esta Audrey Wright at St. Paul's United Church in Kelliher. With the exception of his military service, Hugh farmed all his life. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kelliher CO-OP for 30 years; a member of St. Paul's United Church since 1936 and had served as an elder and treasurer for 14 years. Hugh was also a long time member of the Kelliher branch #219 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Hilda (Lunn), Muriel (sister in infancy), brothers and sisters-in-law, Vincent (Ina), Ken (Thelma) and Margaret (sister-in-law). He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Esta; two daughters and three sons: ELAINE of Regina and her family Gordon, Jim (Jody); Dennis (Leona) of Winnipeg and Twila (Wes), Letitia (Chris); JONAH (Faye) of La Ronge; MARILEE (Wayne) of Wadena and Nancy & Ian; and JACK (Liz) of Kelliher and Geoffrey & Erica; three great grandchildren: Telietha, Aazriel and Athena. Also a brother Eric (Jean) of Rosetown and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Friday, October 21, 2005 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiating. Recollections and remembrances were give by Jonah Sweatman. Organist, Lenore Rein led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The choir sang as their anthem Near to the Heart of God. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion attended as a group, gave the Legion Tribute Service and formed an honor guard outside the church at the conclusion of the service. Casketbearers were Murray Drayton, Ken Faure, Glen Clark, Allan Wilson, Joe Lambert and Bert deGooijer. A reception followed in the lower hall of the church.
- Alice Almeda (nee Richlark). It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Alice Almeda Syrota, on May 4, 2011 at the age of 84 years, following a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Alice has entered the Loving Arms of Our Lord joining those who went before her: parents Peter & Katherine, husband Gordon (d.2007), infant sons Murray and Bernard, sisters Mary Shedden and infant sister Ann. She leaves to cherish her memory, two children; daughter, Phyllis (Mike) McGinn, grandchildren: Jessica (Darcy) Pawlik, Ryan (Stephanie), Patrick, Brett (Christopher), and Mac McGinn; great granddaughter Kenzie Pawlik; son, Harvey (Dale) Syrota, granddaughters: Leah (Neil), Pamela (Daryl) Berger, and Jeni Syrota. Alice is survived by her brothers; Walter of Saskatoon, John (Arlene) of Peterborough, Fr. Eugene of Winnipeg, sisters; Evelyn Lukan of Halifax, Mildred (Ron) Heinrich of Burlington, sister in laws; Anne Syrota and Mary Syrota of Foam Lake, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was born in Kelliher, Sask.on May 8th, 1926, the oldest of seven children. Her younger sisters often considered her like another mother. She attended Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and pursued a career in finance working in St Paul's Hospital, finishing her career with the Federal Government Custom & Excise branch. She met Gordon, the love of her life, and they married in 1948. Alice's conviction of faith and strong commitment to Church made her the person we all knew and loved. Alice together with Gordon were founding members of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Saskatoon. She was the first UCWL President of St Peter & Paul Parish. She and Gordon were again founding members of St. Athanasius Parish in Regina. Alice continued her involvement with UCWL as well as assisting Gordon with choirs at both St. Peter's and Paul, and St. Athanasius parishes. Alice had a quiet way about her, she lead by example, was a strong role model for her family and friends alike and friend to all who had the privilege to know her. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she was exceptionally proud of their achievements. Special thanks to the Palliative Care program, Dr. Salem, Nurse Donna from the Allen Blair Cancer Clinic, Dr Clein and nurses from 3A, Palliative Care Unit as well as the nurses and staff of the Regina Wascana Grace Hospice. Special thanks to Anne Churney, Edith and Vern Griswold, Gerald Syrota and Albert and Jean Syrota who were great help to Alice. Prayers will be held on Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00 p.m., at St Athanasius Church, 55 McMurchy Drive, Regina. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius'. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park
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- Andrew Gerald "Andy". It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our son, brother, uncle and friend. On the morning of July 27th, 2009 our Savior called Andy to his final home. Andy was born to Andrew Joseph and Elizabeth Frances Tarr (nee Gyore) on September 8th, 1958, the first of seven children. Andy was a precocious, energetic, yet highly protective big brother. He attended Leross Elementary and Lestock High School where he finished his education in 1976. Throughout school Andy worked on the family farm which was his first love. In the summer of 1976 Andy tried his hand at city life where he worked various jobs. He also worked throughout Canada in the Seismic Survey field. In 1980, Andy and brother Don took over the family farm where they worked their summers and continued surveying in the winter. The brothers sold the farm in 1994 and Andy purchased the Leross bar. Andy worked tirelessly and endlessly at The Bar T Saloon where he worked until the present. We will never forget Andy's insatiable compassion and generosity towards his friends and family, never did you leave Andy's home empty handed. Andy relished in a surprise phone call or visit. Andy had a solid curiosity for current events, holistic medical advances, sports and hunting; his newspaper was never far from him. He also had a strong work ethic however; will always be remembered as the life of the party. Andy is predeceased by his Great Grandpa Andrew and Great Grandma Mary, and his four grandparents, Frank L. and Velma Tarr (Granatier), Steven and Margaret Gyore (Mate). His Rottweiler body guards Bubba and Bertha. Andy leaves to mourn his best friends Father Andy and Mother Betty. He is survived by his siblings and nephew's. Brother Don (Kym) and their children, Draeden and Kyler; Brother Lorne, Sister Debbie (Daniel) Sentes, Brother Gary, Sister Della (Michael) Richards and their son Kainin, Brother Jason and numerous friends and patrons. The family has requested a private service. We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, flowers, food and phone calls. We truly believe that Andy has found his way to the beach.
- Louise Jean Tereposky (1932 - 2010). It is with heavy hearts that the family of Louise announce her peaceful passing, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the age of 77 years. A Prayer Service will take place Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church in Kelliher, SK. The Funeral Mass will also take place there, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10:30 A.M.
- Gerald Bruce. Suddenly on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, Gerry Thom, currently of Baden and formerly of Regina, Sask. He was born in Kelliher, Sask. 65 years ago, the much loved son of Mary I. Thom of Edmonton, Alberta and the late John Thom. Beloved wife of Shirley (nee Livingstone), his highschool sweetheart, whom he married June 14, 1958. Loving father of Judy & Mario Zinni of Mississauga, John Thom of San Diego, California, Jeff Thom & Jennifer Brindle of Kennewick, Washington. Ever remembered by his grandchildren Marissa, Robert, Jessica & Jacqueline. Dear brother-in-law of Thelma & Johnny Fry of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., Yvonne & Paul Weinhold of Ann Arbor, MI, Jim & Judy Livingstone, Pat & Gary Anderson all of Regina, Sask. His family was a great source of joy and pride to him. He coached his sons in football, hockey and lacrosse. He taught his children swimming, sailing and skating. Gerry's long career in the computer industry at Univac, Mohawk Data, Motorola, Saskcomp, Westbridge and ISM took he and his family across Canada and the U.S. Gerry loved hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, water gardening and spending time at his cottage on Pasqua Lake.
- George Leonard. On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, George Leonard Thomas, Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., and formerly of Leross, Sask., died at the age of 76 years. The funeral service will be held in the Tubman Funeral Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Elizabeth Bryce officiating. Cremation with Interment of cremated remains in McDonald Hills Cemetery at a later date. George was predeceased by his parents Fred and Bessie Thomas; one brother, Gordon Thomas; he is survived by one sister in law, Mary (Jim) Scarrow, Creston, B.C.; two nieces: Susan (Mike) Bavle, Regina and Ellen (Harmen) Bootsma, Vancouver Island; five nephews: Dan (May) Thomas, Burnaby, B.C.; Cliff (Bev) Thomas, Pilot Butte; Rod (Elsie) Thomas, Regina; Trevor Thomas, Vancouver, B.C. and Warren (Jodi) Thomas, Kimberley, B.C.; four cousins: Ken (Marie) Thomas, Dysart; Lillian (Dan) Isfan, Kelowna; Laura (Bruce) Gooch, Salmon Arm, B.C. and Marion Henrich, Borden, Sask; also his great and great great nieces and nephews.
- Robert George of Swift Current, formerly of Kelliher, Sask. (March 17, 1938 - July 31, 2007). Robert is survived by his sons Jeffrey (Charlotte), grandchildren Christine, Chad, BrieAnn Regina; Rodney (Cosmira), grandson Victor Brazil; daughter Rhonda and friend Byron Grande Prairie, AB and their mother Beverly of Regina. Also survived by sisters Joan Munholland, Strasbourg; Elaine Ritchie, Saskatoon; Kathleen (Peter) Wilson Frankston, Australia and brothers David (Carole), Kelliher; Ron (Birdie), Regina and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Hiram and Elizabeth Thompson and brothers-in-law Jack Munholland and Robert Ritchie. A memorial service will be held in St. Paul United Church Kelliher on Friday, August 17 at 2 pm. with Rev. Brian Mee officiating.
- Minnie (nee Lysay) September 30, 1924 - March 3, 2010. On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Minnie Trefiak, widow of Dick Trefiak, Kelliher, Sask., died at the age of 85 years. The memorial service celebrating Minnie's life will be held in the St. Vladimir's Ukranian Catholic Church, Kelliher, Sask., on Saturday March 6, 2010 at 2: p.m., with Rev. Brian Mee officiating. Cremation with interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens at a later date. Predeceased by her husband, in 1982, her parents, Alex and Parasia Lysay, an infant granddaughter, Lily, and brothers, George and William Lysay. Minnie is survived by her children, Pat, (Glen) Denham, Prince Albert, Sask., Richard (Madeline) Trefiak, Saskatoon, Sask., William (Diane) Trefiak, Calgary, Alta., Harold (Elaine) Trefiak, Crystal City, Man., and Thaddeus (Marianne) Trefiak, Leross, Sask., 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, sister Alexandra Melynk, Kelliher Sask., and sisters in law, Thelma Lysay, Leross, Sask., and Shirley Trefiak, Ontario, as well as her nieces and nephews.
- Viona (nee Bubyn) 1941 - 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Viona Tressel, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at the age of 68 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Vladimer's Church, Kelliher, SK., on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Pat Murphy. Interment will be in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, south Kelliher. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Bessie Bubyn and an infant daughter Cindy. Viona is survived by her loving husband Pete; son Peter (Lisa); daughters Janice Tressel and Sheryl (Lonnie) Pawluk; grandchildren: Tyler (Kim), Jarret, Tristan, Koltin, Devin and Kaylee and great grandson Bryden; siblings Emily (Roy) Fargo, Fritz (Lorna) Bubyn and Bill (Stella) Bubyn. Viona is also survived by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.
- Alex Tymiak, beloved husband of Elaine Tymiak of the Jasmin district passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, June 27, 2001 at his home. He was 67 years of age. Alex Tymiak was born on April 2, 1934, on the family farm near Jasmin, Sask. He was the son of Steve Tymiak and Justina Schabel . On June 4, 1960 Alex was united in marriage to Elaine Woychesko. Alex lived his entire life on the farm with his wife Elaine. Alex worked as a plumber since 1972, in Foam Lake, then Melville, and finally in Ituna. In 1999 he retired and enjoyed life on the farm. Alex was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Sylvia (in infancy), his son Anthony in 1985, and his grandson Alexander Gebauer in 1997. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Elaine of 41 years; children Josephine and Bob Gebauer of Lac Dubonnet, MB, Patricia Tymiak of Vancouver, BC, Andrew and Barbara Tymiak of Surrey BC and Dolores Tymiak and Kevin Gebauer of Saskatoon, SK; grandchildren, Marie Gebauer, Jesse, Justina and Zoe Tymiak; sisters, Kate Glowa of Fenwood, Mary Tymiak of Ituna, Anne Yanko of Ituna, and Nellie Kolodzinski of Lestock. Alex will be truly missed. Prayer services were held on Sunday, July 1st. at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 2 at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor was Ostap Piasta and the sacristan was Larry Tymiak. Michael Tymiak served as the crossbearer and the epistle was read by Cathy Schabel. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Glen Tymiak, Gerald Kozakewich, Richard Kaczmar, Gabriel Marshall, Russell Mytko and Allan Yanko serving as the casket bearers. Following the memorial luncheon, daughter Patricia conveyed words of appreciation and reflected on her father's life.
- Marjorie (nee Birchim) beloved wife of Robert Tymiak of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, formerly of the Jasmin district passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010. She was 66 years of age. Edith leaves her husband Robert, one brother Ervin (Annette) Bircham of Kelliher and one sister Edith as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer Services will be held on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm, Rosary to precede at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, Sask. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 10:00 am from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
- Robert Tymiak of St. Paul Lutheran Home, formerly of the Jasmin district passed away on Monday July 11, 2011. He was 80 years of age. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, July 2010. Prayer Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Rosary to precede at 6:45pm, and the Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 am, all from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church In Ituna. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
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- Mary "Mickey" (nee Englot), resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge in Ituna, widow of Bennie Vestby, longtime Kelliher residents, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2002 at the Melville Hospital. She was 92 years of age. Mary was born on July 15, 1909 at Lemberg, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Anna (nee Yoratsky) and Felix Englot. She had to leave school at an early age to help on the farm. She spent her life in Kelliher and surrounding area. She married Dave Kreps who owned the hotel in Kelliher. She was widowed and some years late married Bennie Vestby and resided on his farm, where she took delight in caring for her stepchildren, gardening, and growing flowers. Later they retired to Kelliher. After Benny's death she moved into senior housing. When she became unable to live alone she went to St. Anne's Home in Ituna for five years, needing more care she went to the Ituna Pioneer Lodge on December 31, 2001. Mary was also predeceased by brothers Joe, Sid and Dorian Englot and by sisters Clara Woytas, Tena Reeme, and Emma Lubenow. She is survived by her son Arlie (Eleanor) Kreps and their family, Danniel Kreps (David Chesebrough) and son Liam, Darren (Cindy) Kreps and children Joshua & Lauren, Michelle Kreps (Adam Sutton) and twins Nathon and Taylor. Stepchildren Jerry & Dagmer and their families from her first marriage. Stepchildren Clifford, Dorothy, Gladys and the late Ray, many grandchildren and great grandchildren of whom she was very fond. She is also survived by sisters Kathleen Vignal, Angelien MacKenzie, Helen Dombowsky, Caroline DeKelver, Stefania Mounsey, Joyce (Steve) Ursulan, many nieces and nephews and cousins who were very good to her in her old age. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, February 11, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Father J.R. Prince of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish officiating. The Lay reader was Bernard Sciog, and Chris Sciog was the altar-server. A tribute to Mary in the form of two poems, one written by Eleanor Kemp, the other selected by Arlie Kemp were read by Art Landry. The organist, Christina Aamodt led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Rod, Gene, Derek, Brian, Ryan and Kirby Vestby serving as the casketbearers.
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- Nancy (nee Borosowich) late of Regina, SK, formerly of the Kelliher area passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the age of 76 years. Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her family: her husband, August; daughter, Beverly (Bob Halbgewachs) Halushka; son, Garry (Shelley); daughter Lori (Doug) Sabiston; grandchildren: Brandi, Michelle, Tyler, and Jenna; great grandchildren: Denika, Ayja, and Dakota; as well as many family and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, February 24, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. We wish to acknowledge the care and support our family has received from the staff of the Regina Lutheran Home and Dr. McMillan.
- Charles William (1945 - 2009) was born on January 30, 1945 in the Kelliher district of Saskatchewan; a son of Olivia (nee Erikson) and Sam Wallace. He was raised on the family farm and attended the New Haven School. Billy, as he was known to all, had an ambition to become a sailor, but that never materialized. He travelled a great deal and over his lifetime had been to thirteen countries, including Europe, the British Isles, Australia, and Japan. While on a trip to the Philippians, Billy met and married a women from that country. The couple returned to Canada but it was too difficult an adjustment and she soon returned home. After that time Billy lived his life in Kelliher. He was a quiet, unassuming individual who kept very much to himself, he was also a likeable character who caused no trouble to anyone.
- Jessie (nee Stewart). It is with great sadness the family announces the passing on Thursday, December 16, 2004, of Jessie Warren, their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and greatgreat-grandmother, at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her parents Charlie and Mary Stewart; son Dennis in 1941; husband Alfred "Ted " in 1980; grandson David Warren in 1995; daughter Eunice in 1999; granddaughter Bonnie in 2000; grandson Clifford and great grandson Travis in 2004. She is survived by sons Fred of Fort Qu'Appelle, Dave (Mary) of Grand Prairie, AB, Ross (Linda) of Prince George, B.C. and Terry (Donna) of Regina; daughters Mary Dorothy (Louis) Oshowy of Fort Qu'Appelle, Lorna Lindsay, Dianne (Flavio) Toscano and Joanne (Grant) Gibbons and their families, all of Regina; three sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews as well as 24 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Mom was the youngest of seven children born to homesteaders in the Kelliher district. She married Alfred "Ted " in October 1934 and they farmed and raised their family of ten until moving to Regina in 1965. She moved from their house to an apartment in 1984 where she lived alone until August 2004 at which time she moved in with her daughter. Mom loved getting together with family and kept busy with crocheting, crosswords and playing crib right up until the end. We will miss talking to her on the phone or visiting over a cup of tea. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK.
- Don passed away suddenly on October 31, 2010 in Sooke, BC at the age of 65. He was born on April 16, 1945 in Comox, BC. Don worked at Red Head Equipment in Regina up until the time of his passing. Don was predeceased by his father Ted, mother Doris and sister Marilyn. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 42 years, Debbie of Kelliher. His children: Ed (Dawn) Whitehouse of Regina, Donna (Flavio) Marquez of Burnaby, BC, and Glenda (Darren) Tyacke of Sooke, BC. His grandchildren: Tyson (Jayda), Brandon (Amber), Brittney, Calista, Ally (Troy), Caleb and Kalei. In-laws Joe and Dorothy Szekely. He also leaves behind brothers Ken (Jacquie), and Barry (Wendy); Sisters: Carol, and Janice (Dennis) Maksymovitch, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00pm from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Doris, wife of the late Ted Whitehouse of Kelliher, SK, passed away on Thursday March 1, 2007. She leaves her five children: Ken (Jacquie) of Athabasca, AB, Don (Deb) of Regina, Carol Whitehouse of Saskatoon, Janice (Dennis) Maksymovitch of Kelliher and Barry (Wendy) of Saskatoon; ten grandchildren: Francine, Michelle, Edward, Donna, Glenda, Neil, Kelly, Kevin, Chad and Travis; fifteen great grandchildren as well as numerous relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Ken Buchan of the Anglican Church of Canada officiating. Interment to follow in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Mary (nee Purcha), late of Ituna Pioneer Lodge, widow of Andy of Kelliher passed away on January 15, 2004. She was 94 years of age. Besides her husband, Mary was predeceased by an infant daughter Anna; brothers Walter, Mike, Thomas and Frank Purcha; sisters Anne Cisek and Katherine Swiderski; and a granddaughter, Donelda Blattner. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: sons Melvin (Elizabeth) of Regina, Carl (Cynthia) of Ear Falls ON, Ed of Regina, and Henry (Irene) of Regina; two daughters: Elsie Blattner of Regina and Matilda (Frank) Tarr of Lestock; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a brother, John Purcha of Kelliher, as well as many nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 2:00pm from St. Vladimir's Church, Kelliher with Rev. John Piefer of the Melville Pentecostal Tabernacle officiating. Interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Edna (nee Walmark), formerly of Kelliher passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was 82 years of age. Edna Elisabeth Albertina Wilson was born on the family farm north of Kelliher on March 18, 1920 to John Olaf and Albertina (Johannson) Walmark, the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. When Edna was twelve days old her mother passed away, leaving her to be raised by a neighbor family, Eric and Sarah Johnson. She received her education at New Haven School. After completing her education, Edna worked on the farm tending to cattle, horses and the fields. On April 12, 1945 Edna was united in marriage to James Wilson. The couple farmed north of Jasmin and raised their two sons, Glenn, born on December 25, 1946 and Allan, born on January 27, 1957. Edna worked very hard on the farm doing field work and chores. She enjoyed working with the sheep and cattle that they raised for many years. She loved plants and was always trying to get things to grow. She also enjoyed curling and dancing in her younger years. She was always happy to have visits from her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her foster parents; her husband James in 1991; sister Anne and brother-in-law Norman Crossen; brother Fred; brothers-in-law Oren Robillard and Wilbert Hood; sister-in-law Birdie Walmark and foster brother John Johnson. Edna leaves to celebrate her life, her family Glenn and Marcia Wilson of Richmond, BC and their children Kent and Anita Wilson and son Andrew of Nanaimo, BC and Tanya and John Rose of Richmond, BC; Allan and Charlotte Wilson of Kelliher, SK and their children Sarah and Bryan; sisters, Ellen Hood and Martha Robillard; brothers Alex and Henry (Evelyn) Walmark; sisters-in-law Fran and Dorothy Walmark and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Harry Miller of St. Paul United Church officiating. The organist, Lenore Rein led the St. Paul's Choir in the singing of the hymns. All those who touched Edna's life were considered honorary bearers. The interment took place in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens.
- Jack Lawrence, late of Melville, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home with his wife and daughter at his side on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the age of 65, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his loving wife of 43 years, Anne (nee Olinik). Jack was a dedicated father to Joel and Tania. He was also the extremely proud grandpa to Meaghan, Logan and Riley Simister and Mathieu Forest. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Tania (Bryan) Simister and grandchildren, Meaghan, Logan and Riley of Calgary. Also left to cherish Jack's memory are his sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat (Ralph) Domm of Regina and Mary (Tim) Swinton of Calgary and nephew and niece Robin and Lindsay Swinton of Calgary. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins and members of Anne's family. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Sophie (nee Sawchuk) Winniski and an infant brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Mary Brehaut; brother-inlaw, Reg Cybalski; and Anne's parents, John and Mary (nee Kowalchuk) Olinik. Jack Lawrence was born on a farm near Jasmin, Sask., on September 24, 1939. While growing up in Jasmin, Lestock and Leross, Jack enjoyed playing baseball, trapping, hunting and horseback riding. After high school, Jack joined the CNR as a telegrapher operator, working his way through university to pursue his dream of becoming a school teacher. While still attending university, Jack and Anne were married on September 16, 1961. In 1964 he obtained his B.A. and B.Ed. From the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Jack's career as a teacher began in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, where he taught for one year. He and Anne than moved to Melville to raise their family, and Jack continued to teach there for 30 years, first at St. Henry's High School and than at the Melville Comprehensive High School. Jack loved to teach and brought his excitement and exuberance to the classroom, earning him the nickname "Captain Canada "from his students. He was also involved with the comp's curling team. Jack had many careers and talents. He built four new houses and renovated three. He also owned and farmed a grain farm with his friend and business partner, Joe Schoffer. In 1982 Jack and Anne purchased a quarter section of land with a creek and a small valley. There, at Pearl Creek Farms, Jack raised and showed Appaloosa horses, snowmobiled and motorbiked with his children. Jack loved the outdoors and proceeded to plant a variety of trees with many experimental projects with the P.F.R.A. and the University of Saskatchewan. Jack and Anne started a tree nursery and u-pick, where they sold many trees, perennials, lilies, seabuckthorn plants and seed along with types of fruits and berries hardy to Saskatchewan. Jack also continued to raise Appaloosa ponies, teaching them to drive single, team and tandem. His grandchildren and many friends enjoyed many sleigh and cart rides. Jack taught himself to make leather harness and tack for his ponies, enjoying this hobby through the winter months. Jack was a founding member of Melville Agri-Park and in 1982 was recognized by the Melville Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service to the community. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and was the Grand Knight for one year. Jack loved to curl, fish, snowmobile, cheer on the Blue Jays and go on trail rides with his horse, Regal. In 1999 Jack and friend Ken Miller took part in the RCMP March West ride. Jack enjoyed every aspect of life but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to follow the accomplishments of his grandchildren. Jack will be sadly missed and will hold a special place in the hearts of all who knew him. Prayers will be said Monday, June 20, 2005, 7:00 p.m., at the chapel of Matthews Funeral Home, Melville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church in Melville.
- Albert, late of Ituna, Sask., born December 4, 1917, passed away June 29, 2001 at I.C.U. St. Pauls Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask., after a brief illness. He leaves to mourn a daughter Gloria (Nathan) Herchak of Wakaw, Sask., son Daryl (Aleta) and granddaughter Justine Wistoski of Regina, Sask. A sister-in-law Lillian Wistoski of Wakaw, Sask., and numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Lucyk) in 1994, brother Leonard in 1998, nephew Mike in 1996, infant nephew Bernie and half sister Mary and half brother Matt. He took over the family farm and drove school bus for 25 years. He enjoyed upkeep of the yard and gardening. He took great pleasure in tinkering in his workshop and his pets. At his request a private family burial will be at Kelliher Memorial Gardens, Kelliher, Sask.
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