Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Annie (nee Tisnic). Born in Kenaston, Saskatchewan, Annie passed away August 3, 2008 at Delta Hospital, Ladner, BC. Annie was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter Andersen; her parents, Anton and Minnie Tisnic; her sisters, Caroline Tisnic, Mary Tomkewich, Kathleen Bryson; and her brother, Anton Tisnic. Annie is survived by her only child, Laverne (Milo) Vanaelst, resident of Vancouver, BC; her grand-daughter, Trina (Jeff) Bennett, resident of Surrey, BC, and Charis (Rohan) White, resident of Melbourne, Australia; her brothers, Thomas Tisnic, resident of Saskatoon, SK, Peter Tisnic, resident of Watrous, SK, and Leonard Tisnic, resident of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Annie is also survived by her Honorary family Bob and Dee Norris, resident of West Vancouver, BC, and Honorary grandchildren Craig and Jamie Norris, resident of West Vancouver, BC, Rob Norris, resident of Ottawa, Ontario and Ann-Marie (Chris) Blay, resident of North Vancouver, BC. Annie was very loved by her family and will be missed by them all. Annie and her husband, Walter loved music and to dance. Now, they are together again to Dance Every Night. Funeral Service will be held at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 Street, White Rock, BC on Friday, August 08, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
- Irma (nee Paulsen) peacefully entered into eternal life on Sunday, November 2, 2003. Mom was born on September 1, 1926 and raised on the family farm east of Strongfield. She attended Mountain Ash School, a mile from the farm. Irma married Otto Anton on June 17, 1944 and began married life farming in the Bladworth district. They moved to Kenaston in 1950 where they resided until 1989. Mom was active in many aspects of village life, including serving on the Co-op Board of directors as well as Village Council. She was a respected volunteer in the community and St. Andrew's Parish. In 1989 Mom and Dad moved to Saskatoon where they were closer to family. One of her favorite things was to visit with her children and grandchildren on Sunday afternoons. She also enjoyed having coffee with her friends at Market Mall . Mom was a huge sports fan and followed baseball, football and hockey with intense enthusiasm. Personally she was an avid curler and actively participated until this past spring. She also enjoyed embroidery and gifted her family with beautiful handiwork. Irma was predeceased by her parents, Wilhelm and Marie Paulsen; and her husband, Otto. Irma's life will be celebrated by her seven children, Audrey (Clarence) Briand, Vic (Norma) Anton, Jim (Donna) Anton, Mary (Wilf) Keller, Dennis (Darlene) Anton, Phil (Karen) Anton, and Allan Anton. Irma was blessed with nine grandchildren, Lorin (Irene), Suzanne (Courtney), Jessalynn, Lorilee, Aaron, Alison, Travis, Kathryn, Jayme; and one great grandson, Jean-Michel. Irma shared many happy memories with her sisters, Lu (John) Large, Wilma Jess and Thelma King. Vigil of Prayer will held on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 3rd Ave. North. The Funeral Liturgy will held on Thursday November 6, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK. Rite of committal will take place in Kenaston Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston, SK at 1:30 p.m. Special thanks to the community and hospital Palliative Care teams.
- Stanley Joesph. Curling legend Stan Austman of Saskatoon, formerly of Kenaston slides peacefully away with his family at his side on Saturday January 21, 2012 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon after a well-fought battle with cancer. He took this on like he did a curling game, each time coming back from a major defeat, like when he was four down going home without the hammer and stole five. Stan was born on August 20, 1936 at Kenaston. He is survived by his sister Phyllis, of Saskatoon, his daughter Vickie Miller (Wade Boe) of Guernsey; children Dusty and Stephanie (Travis Runn) of Saskatoon, his son Jeff (Marlene) of Kenaston; children J.J. (Lindsay Ziola) and Christine (Michael) McKechnie of Saskatoon, his wife of 32 years, Lorine Austman and his son-in-law Darwin Miller both of Kenaston, brother-in-law Clarence Torguson and brother and sister-in-law Wes and Gerry Torguson, as well as numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Theresa and Joseph Austman, Vickie's partner Harvey Sigfusson and sister-in-law Anne Lenord. Stan was a man who wore many hats career wise, sports wise, and actually wearing them on his head. He was a Voc. Ag. grad in 1958 and farmed for forty years, making sure there were no weeds, rows were straight. He also loved his yellow CCIL combines and the crews who helped out. His many careers included the PFAA as inspector; at the Tartan Curling Club in Regina as a curling instructor and assistant manager; as a Taxi Driver in Saskatoon and later for his grandchildren, their friends and anyone who needed a ride; at the Grain Commission as a grader and in Sandy Bay as an Addiction Counselor and Substitute Teacher. Stan was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in November of 1995, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in June of 1995 and the Kenaston Athletics Wall of Honour in 2005. His curling highlights and accomplishments were many; curling 5013 games in his life, a Region 6 coordinator of the Saskatchewan Curling Association for 12 years and a lifetime member on the Sask. Sport Committee for several years. He won two consecutive Canadian High School Boys Championships with the Bayne Secord Rink in 1954 and 1955 and two consecutive University titles in 1956 and 1957 with his own team. He won the Vancouver Car Bonspiel in 1962 with the Merv Mann Rink and also curled in the British Empire Games with the Bayne Secord Rink. He curled in the Dominion Championships, in the Elks (a 45 year member) and Massey Ferguson, as well as many provincial playdowns in Men's, Mixed, Elks, Texaco and Farmers. He was well known for the time he slid all the way down the ice and put the rock on the button as a demonstration, which changed curling forever by adding a Hog line rule. His favorite memory was being Eugene Hritzak's fifth man and coach in Moncton in 1985 where he realized his life long dream of curling in the Brier. He was a friend and inspiration to all who knew him, including the SCA, the curling circuit, his friends in Bill W, Harry Bailey Swimming, Brier, Craven, his combine crews, A teams as we called them. No one will forget his big heart and a smile. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Kenaston on Saturday January 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Gene Whitehead officiating. Interment will be in Kenaston Cemetery, with lunch to follow at Kenaston Place.
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- Etta Mae (nee Tweet). The passing of Etta Mae Barlow, age 89 years, occurred on Thursday, October 14, 2004, at the Lutheran Special Care Home, after a lengthy illness. Etta was born on May 23, 1915 in Kenaston, SK, to Peter and Bertha Tweet. Etta took all her schooling in Kenaston. She married Mervin Barlow in 1942. They farmed in the Knob Hill and Bladworth area and lived a short time in Kenaston before moving to Luther Towers in Saskatoon in 1991. Left to mourn her loss is her two sisters, Hilda Heath and Alice Guy of Saskatoon, SK; brother, Roy (Lillian) Tweet of Hanley, SK; sistersin-law, Ida Barlow, Agnes Barlow, Viola Morris, Myrna Ector, Betty Barlow, and Juanita Tweet; brother-in-law, Dick (Mary) Baxter; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Etta was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Mervin in 1995; two sisters, Shirley Wick and Donnee Baxter; and brother, Melvin Tweet. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Drive). Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Delia Elizabeth (nee Firby) Smiley Bax. The passing of Delia Elizabeth Bax occurred at the Beuna Vista Lodge, Kerrobert, SK, on Monday May 26th, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Delia was born May 7, 1919 in the Kenaston District where she was raised and also met and married Jim Smiley. They farmed there until his passing in June of 1965. In 1973 she moved to Carlyle to work for Joe Bax whom she married in 1974. They lived there until Joe's passing in 1990, at which time she moved back to Kenaston and then to Kerrobert where she resided until her passing. Delia loved dancing, traveling and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by daughters, Sherry (Wendell) Roszell and Patsy (Ralph) Kiss, both of Kerrobert, SK; five grandchildren; Brent (Joan) and children Ashley and Travis; Ross (Kathy) and children Jeffery and Houston; Reagan (Lynne) and children Keenen, Cole and Terren; Scott (Shauvone) and children Josh, Tyra and Makayla and Dallas (Trish) and their child Lissa. She is also survived by siblings, Janet Crawford, Medicine Hat, AB; Audrey Matonovich, Kerrobert, SK; Ronald Firby, Davidson, SK; Shirley (Ray) Huggins, Kenaston, SK; sister-in-law, Lorraine Firby, Kenaston, SK; brother-in-law, Matt Phillipow, Kenaston, SK; extended family: Brian (Donna), Jenny (Ken), Wayne (Jutta), Kenny (Brenda) and Murray (Barb); and numerous extended grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing). Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Anne (nee Sarich) Beckie of Davidson, SK, (formerly of Kenaston, SK), age 84 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. She was born on January 7, 1919 to John and Polona Sarich. In November 1937 she married Martin Beckie and they farmed in the Briggs District. Anne was predeceased by her parents, John and Polona Sarich; loving husband, Martin; children, Martina, Lorne and Peter; brothers, Tony, Frank and Mike; sister, Katherine. Anne leaves to mourn two sons, Don (Karen) and Bernard (Laurie); daughter, Carol Beckie; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also nieces, nephews and other family members. The celebration of Anne's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Gary Lawrence. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Gary Lawrence Beckie, age 41 of Highlands Ranch, Co., on Wednesday, November 14th, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary is survived by his wife of 18 years Sheila (Brennan); children Alysha 14, Drew 11, Jenelle 8, Janine 7; his parents Margaret Ann and Lawrence Beckie of Kenaston, Saskatchewan; six brothers and sisters, Theresa and Don Brogley; Bill and Christine Beckie (Talia); Hugh and Simone Beckie (Brianne, Brett); Doug and Karen Beckie (Brittney, Tyler), Lori and Daryl Cooper (Austin, Kelsey, Jory, Reid, Justine), Jo Ann Beckie; Mother in law, Phyllis Brennan and Father in law, the late James Brennan; Ed and Colleen Flett (Luke, Geordin), Bob Brennan and Jane Welsh (Thomas, Monica, Olivia); Bill Brennan and Julie Hughes (Casey), Nelson and Maureen Greene (Shannon, Billy), his Grandpa Nick Beckie and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan on May 19th, 1960 and resided in the Kenaston area until 1977 when he moved to Saskatoon to attend Mount Royal High School. After graduating in 1978, Gary pursued his BSPE at the University of Saskatchewan, completing it in 1983. During this time he was a 5 year member of the Huskie Men's Basketball Team. In April 1983, he married Sheila Brennan and moved to Regina to begin a career with Sask Sport Inc. Gary returned to the U of S to complete a MBA in 1990 and was hired by the Rydberg Levy Group. His consulting career saw him travel throughout Canada, the USA and internationally, finally relocating to Denver in 1993 where he resided until his death. Gary was an avid athlete who competed intensely as a member of the Shamrock Sports Men's Club in basketball, slow pitch and football. He loved to golf, fish, read and do home projects in his spare time. Gary devoted countless hours and weekends to many men's groups speaking at retreats and directing personal growth work. This fulfilled his life mission "to co-create a healing world by speaking my truth and sharing my love." Gary's greatest joy and passion was spending time with his family as a devoted husband and loving Dad. He will be forever remembered for his awesome smile and the twinkle in his eye. Services will be held in the Denver area beginning with a vigil service on Monday, Nov. 19th at 7 pm at Pax Christi Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 20th at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. Private burial to follow on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Mt. Ollivet Catholic Cemetery.
- Martin Frank Beckie of Davidson, Sask., (formerly of Kenaston, Sask.) age 89 years passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30th, 2000 at the Prairie View Lodge Davidson, Sask. Martin was predeceased by his parents: Samuel and Eva, infant daughter Martina, sons Lorne and Peter. Martin is survived by his loving family: wife Anne, daughter Carol Beckie, sons Don (Karen) and Bernard (Laurie), seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, also other family members. The Celebration of Martin's life Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, Sask. with Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Nicholas James Beckie passed away peacefully in Saskatoon on 31st December 2003 at the age of 101. Nick was born in Vranik, Croatia on 14th November 1902, the first child of Samuel and Ika (nee Prpic) Brkic/Beckie. In 1906, he and his mother immigrated to Canada, joining his father on the family homestead near Bladworth, Saskatchewan. Nick attended school for only 4 years; his mother died when he was 14, and being the eldest child, he stayed home to tend to domestic as well as farm chores. In 1927 he married Cecilia Zdunich. Nick and Cecilia worked hard to establish their own farm (close to the Beckie homestead), where they raised seven children and were active members of their community. Their children are, from oldest to youngest: Ken (Helen nee Meyer), Lawrence (Margaret Ann nee Kergen), Dorothy (Dan Braidek), Vincent (Hilde nee Yungmann), Dr. Gerald (Robin nee Diemert), Sam (Rosemary nee Heibert), and Dr. Mary (Alan Weninger). Nick was a very resourceful man, could fix just about anything, and was an avid reader. He was also known for his athletic nature, extraordinary vigour and youthful appearance. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. In 1983, Cecilia passed away and in 1985 Nick married Helen Buerkle. Helen and Nick enjoyed each other's company and lived independently in their own home, until just recently. Nick will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Helen, his brother Peter (Pat), his sister Mary Blaney, his brotherin-law Victor Zdunich (Marg) his children, his 28 grandchildren, his 46 great grandchildren, and his nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his mother (1917), his sister Millie Herman (1937), his stepmother Palona (1941), his father (1951), his grandson Frederick (1974), his wife Cecilia (1983), his granddaughter Sara (1985), his brothers George (1996) and Martin (2000), and his great-grandson Jared Cooper (1997) and grandson Gary (2001). The family wishes to thank the staff of Prairie Spring Care Home for helping Nick during his last months. Prayers will be held for Nick at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2004 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1902 Munroe Ave., Saskatoon. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2004 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Kenaston, Saskatchewan.
- Peter James Beckie, age 96, of McHenry, IL, formerly Waukegan, IL died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at home. He was born March 14, 1914 in Canada. Peter worked at the Sears Roebuck & Company in Waukegan and afterward owned and operated Happy House Gift Shop in Waukegan until the late 1970s, attended the Church of Holy Apostle in McHenry, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Croation Club, loved to travel, and was a prize winning gardener. Mr. Beckie also had served in the Canadian Air Force and spent several years in the Benedictine Order of Monks. He is survived by his wife Priscilla (nee Cicci) and his children: Kathleen (Thomas) Fedrow of San Jose, CA; Patricia (David) Eggleston of KY; Ellen Patry of Groton, MA; Rosemary (James) Cowley of Lake Forest, IL; and Maureen (James) Bubash of Lake Villa, IL; and Priscilla's children: Pam (Tom) Jacobs of McHenry, IL and Paul (Norma) Cicci of Palatine, IL. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Peter was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma, in 1956; second wife, Patricia, in 2000; a sister, Mary; and brothers: Vince, Martin and Nick. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at the GURNEE FUNERAL HOME, 4190 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Monday, July 19 at Immaculate Conception Church, 508 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. (Son of Sam & Eva Prpic Brkic Beckie late of Kenaston, SK.)
- Andrew "Andy" Benko, of Winfield, AB, passed away suddenly at his home on March 20th, 2011. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 48 years, Mary; his children Tim (Shelly) Benko grandchildren Morgan and Faith of Cloverdale BC, daughter Joan (Cal) Goodman granddaughters Robin and Michelle, of Saskatoon, SK, Laura (Dave) Johnson of Winfield, AB step-grandchildren, Rick, Kim (Steve) Burton, Danielle (Dion) Olson (and their children) and Danica (Curtis) Parish, Lynne (Darryl) Lucki grandchildren Nicholas and Miranda of Outlook, SK, and John (Stephanie) Benko granddaughters Jessica and Jenna of Wainwright, AB; brother Len (Betty) Benko of Langley, BC, brother Clarence Chuck Benko of Edmonton, AB, sister Val (Rudy) Thurlow of Kenaston, SK, brother Jim Benko, of Surrey BC, brother Jack (Lois) Benko of Kelowna, BC, sister Theresa (Eldon) Owen of Kenaston, SK, many nieces and nephews and their children. He also leaves to grieve his loss his sisters-in-law, Andrea Mellis of Vienna, Austria, Joan (Dan) Clements of Salt Spring Island, BC and Mhora (Joe) Ogmundson of Chilliwack, BC. He was predeceased by his parents John and Frances Benko, his mother and father-in-law Andrew and Erin Mellis, several aunts and uncles, his grandson Matthew Benko, and nephews, Rudy Thurlow and Stephen Benko. Andy was born in Davidson, SK. on January 13, 1943, the fourth child of John and Frances (Sabo) Benko of Kenaston, SK. At the age of 16 Andy quit school, much against his parent's wishes, and for a time worked on elevator construction in Kenaston. At the age of 17 he joined the Canadian Army and was sent to Currie Barracks in Calgary where he became a member of the 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. In 1961, at the onset of the Cold War and the building of the infamous Berlin Wall, Andy found himself in Germany with his regiment (quite a culture shock for a kid from the Prairies whose farthest travels prior to this was to Regina). In 1962 he had been treated for hoarseness, sore throat and possible cancer. Before he knew it he was on his way back to Canada where surgeons at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto removed a benign polyp from his throat. He was then sent back to Calgary where he became a member of the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, met the love of his life and started his family. In 1970 Andy left the Infantry and became a Postal Clerk with the Canadian Armed Forces Postal Corps. While stationed at CFB Calgary, he was sent to Cyprus where he spent six months with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force. He served his country honorably for 25 years, retiring in 1984 and moved his family back to his hometown of Kenaston, SK. In 1985 Andy became employed as the Town Foreman for the Village of Kenaston, SK, where he worked until 1994. Health restrictions resulted in him leaving this employment and in the late fall of 1994 he and Mary moved to Saskatoon, SK where they both became members of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires until June 2003 when they retired and moved to their final home in Winfield, AB. Andy was immensely proud of his five children and their achievements in life and loved them and his grandchildren dearly. Family meant a great deal to him and he always enjoyed family get-togethers. An avid hockey fan, he was also a great player. Not being able to pursue a career in the NHL, he was offered the opportunity to play on military teams throughout his Army years as well as to coach minor hockey. When first back in Kenaston, he coached the Kenaston Blizzards hockey team, and the Blizzard Babes softball team. If there is hockey in heaven, then God has gained another good defenseman. He was also a loyal and faithful Saskatchewan Roughriders fan ... even proudly displaying his Roughrider flags in `Oil Country'. Always community minded, Andy was a member of the Kenaston Volunteer Fire Department, as well as being the Emergency Measures Coordinator for Kenaston and area. He was also a member of the Kenaston Lions Club, and at the time of his passing had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion with 31 years of dedication. A memorial service for Andy will be held at the Winfield Community Centre at 2:00 P.M., March 28, 2011. Interment will take place in Andy's home town in Kenaston, Sask. at a later date.
- Agnes Celina (Stichell) 26 June, 1930 - 2 October 2009. In memory of our loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Agnes Celina Stichell Berenik who suddenly took ill and passed away on Friday October 2, 2009. She will be sadly missed and remembered by her children: Judy, Wilfred, Peggy and Ferlyn; her grandchildren Terry, Colleen, Marc, Dillon, and Shane; her great grandchildren, Aaron, Corey, Britney, Ethan, Sheradan, and Brayden. She is predeceased by her great grandson Austin. A graveside service will take place at the St. Andrew's Cemetery in Kenaston, SK on Wednesday October 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm followed by a short fellowship to be held in the Roman Catholic Church basement.
- John 'Jack' Dixon passed away peacefully Monday, August 9th at the age of 85 years. A celebration of John's life will be held on Friday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest, Funeral Home with a companion burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. John is survived by two sons, Doug (Terry) and Kelly (Gillian); grandsons Wesley, Darcy, Austin and Graham; and sister Kathleen (Don). John was predeceased by his parents John and Edith and his wife Helen (Sawchuk). Dad was born in Kenaston and farmed the family farm in the Kenaston area until his early twenties. He moved to Saskatoon to drive taxi. At a community dance Dad met Helen and three years later they were married. Dad drove many types of vehicles; gasoline tankers, car transport carriers (104 trips to Oshawa) and gravel trucks. He drove bus for the City of Saskatoon Transit and Greyhound Bus Lines. Dad retired in 1988 after driving bus for STC for 30 years (1,000,000 mile safe driving award). In the 70's he started a very successful excavating business which allowed Mom and Dad to RV to Arizona in their retirement years. Dad will be remembered for sharing his love for singing and playing the guitar at many house and deck parties. Dad had a wonderful life and he will be missed. Interment of cremated remains of John and Helen will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens directly following the service.
- Mary Velma (nee Beckie) Blaney January 14, 1917 - January 17, 2008. Mary was born of Croatian pioneers on a remote farm in Saskatchewan in mid winter, entering the world just as her mother left it. So she was raised by an aunt and uncle, mostly in Winnipeg, and at 13 years Mary re-joined her Father and her siblings on the Saskatchewan farm. Upon graduating from Saskatoon Normal School and during the "dirty thirties", Mary taught in a one-room school house, a feat if you know prairie realities. But Mary was a city girl and left behind the prairie dust for Ottawa to become a civil servant, where she met her future husband. After a courtship via air letters, she married George Blaney, a gentle Flight-Lieutenant returning from India and Burma after serving in WW2. George became a CPA and worked for the Dept.of Revenue, and together they had two children: Anne lives near Kelowna and Dr. Greg Blaney in Vancouver. With the sudden death of George at age 39, Mary returned to work and raised her children single-handedly. Retirement began in Ottawa, and settled in Vancouver, home to son Greg (Michelle Benjamin), as well as to Mary's cherished grand-children, Anne's daughter Avril Foster, and Greg's children, Devin, Tesia, Leela and Hallis Blaney (mother Meredith Blaney of Renfrew, ON). Two great-grandchildren, Will Blaney Foster (Avril and Darcy Foster) and Owen Braine (Tesia Blaney and Brad Braine) were never far from her thoughts. Pre-deceased by siblings Nick, George, Millie, Martin, Mary is survived by her brother Peter Beckie of McHenry, Illinois. Fiercely independent, fiercely maternal, a traveler, politically informed, a terrific cook, Mary's stylish and alert manner belied her 91 years. She was an interested friend to many, most of whom fortuitously wished her a Happy Birthday on the 14th. Along with the St. Paul's Palliative Staff, son Greg offered loving and wise counsel for Mary's care during her final days. Family from Saskatchewan was present by their calls and emails, grandchildren gathered at her bedside to say goodbyes, and daughter Anne and partner David Barnes remained at her side until the cycle was completed. Mary will surely be missed, but her strong and enduring spirit lives on through those of whom she was so proud, and so protective. A memorial will be announced at a later date. (Daughter of Sam & Eva Prpic Brkic Beckie late of Kenaston, SK)
- David George Blow of Kenaston, SK and Nanoose Bay, BC, age 71 years, passed away suddenly while on vacation in the United States, on Friday, December 26, 2003. David is survived by his loving family, sisters, Kathleen (Russell) Rutherford and Edna Kilvert; brother. Ralph Blow; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. David was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Florence; brothers, John and Frank; nephew, Norman; nieces, Gloria and Carol; brother-inlaw, Lyle Kilvert; and sister-in-law, Laura Blow. The celebration of David's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from the Davidson United Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating.
- Daniel (March 22, 1925 - February 7, 2010) formerly of Speers and Big River, SK, passed away peacefully at St. Ann's Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (nee Beckie) of 26 years and by his two sons, Richard Dick and partner, Paulette Atchison of Big River, SK and Jonathon (Jon) and partner Jessica Fraser of Saskatoon. He leaves behind to cherish his memory six grandchildren, Ashley Dyck (Mila Pisz) of Big River; Samara (Keenan) Gauthier of Yellowknife, NT; Adam, Daniel, Owen and Ferrin Braidek of Saskatoon; and three great grandsons, Miko and Kuba Dyck and Jacob Gauthier. Also mourning his passing are his sister, Betty Klisch of Hundred Mile House, BC and brother, Jack (Joan) Braidek of Saskatoon; his aunt, Mary Jensen of Vancouver and uncle, Harry Derbowka of Langham Seniors Home; mother of his sons, Betty of Big River; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy's family, step-mother, Helen (Buerkle) Beckie of Saskatoon; her sister, Mary (Alan Weninger) and brothers, Ken (Helen), Lawrence (Margaret Ann), Vincent (Hilde), Gerald (Robin) and Rosemary (Sam dec) and their families have fond memories of Dan's generous nature and unique sense of humor. Dan was predeceased by his parents, Pearl (Derbowka) and George; sister, Elsie Abbott; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Klisch, Gerry Abbott and Sam Beckie; as well as several aunts and uncles. After moving to Saskatoon, Dan drove taxi for some time, and then was hired by the Corps of Commissionaires of which he was very proud. Ever a farmer at heart he raised a terrific garden at 9 Bateman Crescent which he happily shared with family, neighbours and the less fortunate. He was a friend to all and enjoyed socializing at the Co-op and A & W. The family wishes to thank the nurses and caregivers of St. Ann's for their loving care and Drs. A. Lacny and Dr A. Harrington and Rev. Father Patrick Ampani for their professional services. Charitable donations, in Dan's memory may be made to St. Ann's Home or the Salvation Army for the needy in our city. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 13th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Patrick Ampani as the celebrant. Cremation Rite of Committal will be held at a later date at St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery, Kenaston.
- Dorothy Eve (nee Beckie) December 20, 1933 – February 10, 2015. Dorothy touched the lives of many people, from all walks of life. Through her deep faith, her musical talents, her many acts of service and love, she truly made the world a better place. Dorothy was born on the family farm, near Bladworth, SK, the third of seven children of Cecilia and Nicolas Beckie. She received her early education in the one room Briggs School, completed grades 9 – 11 by correspondence, and graduated in 1952 from St. Joseph's Academy in Forget, SK. In 1953, Dorothy became a novitiate with Our Lady of the Cross, a Catholic order of nuns, and pronounced her final vows in 1960. She studied music and education, obtaining her ARCT in piano in 1962 and a BEd in 1970. She was stationed in Prince Albert, Edmonton and Redvers, teaching music, school and working with young adults with Down's syndrome. In 1971, Dorothy made the decision to return to lay life, received dispensation for her religious vows, and settled in Saskatoon teaching music to numerous students. Her strong dedication to her faith continued. For many years, she played organ for St. Mary's choir and was also a parish worker. In 1983, she married Dan Braidek and showed endless love and care for him. Dorothy and Dan enjoyed many years together and their home at 9 Bateman was welcoming to all. In 2005, they moved to Columbian Manor. Throughout her life, Dorothy helped those in need, especially children, immigrant families, the sick and the elderly. Her energy and capacity to give was immense. Even at 81 years of age, she continued to play organ for daily and weekly masses (Columbian Manor, St. Michael's), funerals and weddings, and entertained at seniors' homes (Porteous Lodge, St. Anne's, Samaritan Place). In addition to music, Dorothy had a deep love of nature and would delight in reporting her sightings of the first crocuses blooming, red wing blackbirds, and her favorite, mountain bluebirds. Despite limited financial means, Dorothy supported many charities. In lieu of flowers, please give to a charity of your choice. The family thanks all who have expressed their love and appreciation of Dorothy. As our sister, auntie, step-mom and grandma, she will remain forever in our hearts. Dorothy is survived by siblings Ken (Helen), Lawrence (Margaret Ann), Vincent (Hilde), Gerald (Robin); sister-in-law Rosemary, Mary (Alan Weninger); sister-in-law Joan; step-sons Jonathan (Jessica) and Richard (Paulette) and numerous nephews, nieces and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Dan; her parents Nick and Cecilia; brother Sam; niece Sara; nephews Gary and Frederick; brother-in-law Jack; and sisters- in-law Elsie and Elizabeth. The Vigil for Dorothy will be held on Sunday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. and The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9th at 10:30 a.m., both services will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (211 Ave O South). A Memorial Service and Interment will take place at St. Andrew's in Kenaston, SK during the May long weekend.
- A. Wray Breadner (September 22, 1918 - October 26, 2011). With saddened hearts the family of A. Wray Breadner announce his passing on October 26, 2011, following a period of illness. Wray was born on September 22, 1918 at Imperial, Sask.; the youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth Wray Breadner. After serving overseas in Britain and the European continent from 1942 to 1945, Wray returned home to Kenaston, Sask., immediately purchasing the farmland his father had been renting. On July 9, 1946 Wray married Belva Hughes, the sweetheart who refused to say Goodbye on his embarkation leave. They subsequently had three children: Ross Wesley, Norman Douglas, and Bonnie Wray in 1950, 1953, and 1955 respectively. Wray held several community service roles during the family's time in the Kenaston area. He served on the School Board, the Rural Telephone Board, the local Rural Electrification Program, and led the First Kenaston Wolf Cub pack as Akela. Like so many of his peers, he was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Fraternally, Wray served as Master of Hanley Lodge #28 A.F.& A.M, was a member of Saskatoon Chapter No. 4 Royal Arch Masons, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where he rose to the rank of Worthy Grand Patron. In 1974 Wray and Belva sold their farm and moved to a home on Wiggins Avenue in Saskatoon. Wray returned to school following a hiatus of forty years and graduated with a Diploma in Vocational Agriculture. He worked briefly for the College of Agriculture field managing an experimental farm. Following this he worked for the Saskatchewan Government in the Department of Municipal Assessment specializing in rural town properties. In 2007 Wray and Belva moved to Wetaskiwin, Alberta and in July 2011 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Wray celebrated his 93rd birthday in September 2011, of late he battled congestive heart failure, which finally claimed him on the 26th of October. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Florence, and by all of his brothers: Bill, Erdie, and Morrell. Wray is survived by his loving wife Belva( nee Hughes), his three children Ross(Arlene) of Okotoks, Norman ( Katherine) of Leduc, and Bonnie (Donald) of Midland, Ontario. He also leaves to mourn his passing six grandchildren: Cameron and Harley (Ross), Wray (Norman), and Alex, Riley and Molly (Bonnie). Left to mourn as well are three great grandsons Skyler, Reiss and Scout (Wray/ Jereme) and numerous nieces and nephews. Wray's sense of friendship anchored all of his relationships with others. We, his family, would like to offer our heartfelt appreciation for the care and attention he received at Sunset Village in Wetaskiwin. In the relatively short time he was a patient in Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre he forged bonds with both nursing staff and physicians. Our personal thanks are extended to the nurses of Palliative Care Unit 35 and to Dad's physicians. In particular Dr. Drolet showed us that high quality medical care goes much deeper than the ward and indeed includes family members as well. We would also like to thank Rev. Ruth Lumax whose prayers and kind insight made Wray's final guard duty warm with love and exceedingly rich. Wray bestowed on all of us a deep sense of commitment, a passion for integrity and honesty, and an abiding respect for the joy that infuses the common man. His greatest pleasures throughout his adult life were the smell of newly turned soil, the throaty bark of a working tractor, and the laughter rippling over crowds at family gatherings. His spirit continues to thrive in all of us though Wray's appreciativeness, grace and good humor will be deeply missed. Stand at ease, Soldier. Rest in Peace, Wray. Funeral services for Wray will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday November 4, 2011 at St. Martin's United Church, 2617 Clarence Ave. S. Saskatoon, Sask. Rev. Jack Carr officiating. Internment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Pearl Elizabeth (nee Berquist) was born March 22, 1918 and passed away peacefully with her family present at the Royal University Hospital on June 30, 2009 at the age of 91. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, Morell Breadner in May 1997. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Bill Breadner, Betty Pettigrew and Linda Breadner; grandson, Jason Pettigrew; sisters, Doris Price, Ethel Fitzpatrick and Jean Hall; brother, Ken Berquist (Shirley); brother-in-law, Wray Breadner (Belva); and many nieces and nephews. Pearl was born in Glasgow, Montana and lived in Outlook, Bladworth, Hanley and then met Morell and settled in Kenaston in 1943. She loved caring her family, working in her garden, sewing, knitting and handicrafts. She lived her last three years in Luther Towers in Saskatoon. Funeral Services will be conducted at Kenaston Evangelical Missionary Church in Kenaston, SK. on Monday, July 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gene Whitehead officiating. Following the interment at the Kenaston Cemetery, the family invites relatives and friends to join them for lunch and fellowship in the church basement hall.
- Frances Brkich, of Davidson, SK, (formerly of Kenaston, SK) passed away peacefully at the Davidson and District Health Care Center on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at the age of 102 years. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Frances' Life Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Rev. Father Phong Pham will officiate. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Joseph. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe (Punch), late of Bladworth, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston.
- John. The death of John Byke, age 84 years, of Kenaston, SK., occurred suddenly at his home on Wednesday, October 11th, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 2:00 P.M. from Kenaston Place, conducted by Rev. Helena Houldcroft. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Kenaston Cemetery. Johnny is survived by his sister, Annie Nizinkevich of Kenaston,Sk. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Mary, five brothers, Fred, Pete, Andrew, Mike and Bill and two sisters, Olga and Mary.
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- Arnold Arthur. It is with sincere sadness, the family announces the passing of Arnold Cannam on February 14, 2004. Arnold was born on the family farm at Kenaston on May 2, 1919, where he was raised and educated. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II and married Betty Evans on June 24, 1944. He farmed and operated a barber shop in Kenaston for sixteen years before working with various Imperial Oil subsidiaries in Saskatoon, Belleville ON, and Calgary AB. They retired back to Saskatoon in 1983 where Arnold worked part-time for the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for several years. He was an active member of the Hanley Masonic Lodge for decades, an organization he deeply loved and respected. Arnold's happy, helpful, loving and caring disposition will be missed by his many friends and acquaintances he met during his active and fulfilling lifetime. He is survived by his loving children, Les (Irene), and their children, Scott (Allison), Chelsea, Danielle, Marlin; daughter, Gail (Peter) Fehr, and their children, Jodi (Kevin) Abrey, April (Loren) Hagerty and Amy, and three great-grandchildren; twin sisters, Lorrene (Al) Corrigall and Lorraine Hood. Arnold was predeceased by his wife, Betty, of 55 years in 2001; his eldest son, Ron in 1968; his brothers, Glenn and Gordon Cannam and his sister, Donna Todrick. The funeral will be held at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 conducted by Pastor Joan Brown. Burial is at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Lunch is at McClure United immediately following the service.
- Helen (nee Tomlenovich). Helen's passing occurred peacefully at St. Ann's Nursing home on January 7th, 2006, at 88 years of age. Her strength, dignity and optimism prevailed in the face of many years of declining health and throughout the weeks of her terminal illness. She was fiercely loyal to family, friendship and faith, and her life exemplified these convictions. She held many roles of leadership in the church and community, but will be most remembered as a consummate hostess. Her doors were open to countless numbers, of all walks, but she was particularly devoted to extended family both Chevrier and Tomlenovich. A testimony to her hospitality was evident by the large numbers who rallied to her support in the last weeks of her life. Helen was predeceased by her husband Henry in 1996; her parents Paul and Mary Tomlenovich; young brother Joseph Nickolas; sisters, Kate Milne, Anne Sarich, Lucy Sarich, Josephine Matovich, Emily Morin; brother Joseph (Sonny); sisters-in-law Grace (Boughen) and Helen (Prpich); brothers-in-law Joseph King, George Milne, Steve Sarich, Frank Sarich, Matthew Matovich, Ernie Morin, Bill Cook, Jack Healey. She leaves to celebrate her life three sisters, Rose King of Saskatoon, Christine Cook of Toronto and Leona Healey of Calgary; sister-in-law, Doris; and many nieces and nephews and their extended families with whom she maintained a loyal and close connection. Services will be held at St. Ann's Home; Vigil of Prayers at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10th; Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., January 11th. Burial will be at St. Andrew's cemetery, Kenaston at 3:00 PM.
- William Henry. With sadness his family announces the death of William "Willie" Henry Cooper at the age of 95 years on Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Saskatoon. Willie was born on July 7, 1913 in Leicester, England, the son of William and Ethel Cooper. In 1922 he and his mother joined his father who had emigrated two years earlier to take up a homestead 17 miles northeast of Kenaston, SK. Willie grew up there and in 1938 married Phyllis Wilson. They had five children, the oldest of whom died as a baby. The others were Herbert, Ronald, Kenneth, and Joyce. Willie and Phyllis farmed west of Kenaston until they retired in town, eventually moving to Luther Tower in Saskatoon in 1989. Following Phyllis' death, Willie married Myrtle (Nelson) Frostad. Willie's love was family and farm. However he was active in the community, served on the Wyandote School Board and as a Director of the Dairy Pool in Saskatoon. As a retiree Willie enjoyed life in Luther Tower and volunteered to help with many in-house activities. Willie was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; an infant son; and his daughter, Joyce Hill. Left to mourn are his sons, Herbert Cooper of Victoria, BC, Ronald (Venice) Cooper of William's Lake, BC, Kenneth (Susan) Cooper of Hammon, ON; son-in-law, Rick Hill of Summerland, BC; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Also left to mourn are his wife, Myrtle; and four step-children: Dena Grue of Camrose, AB, Petrine Edwards of Barrier, BC, Peter Frostad of Buena Vista, SK, and Kristine Oudot of Victoria, BC. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK officiated by Rev. Harold Hesje and Rev. Heather Anderson. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Janet M. (nee Firby) Schatz passed away March 9, 2012 at the age of 91 with her family at her side. Janet was born on September 30, 1920 and grew up on a farm in the Kenaston area. On May 30, 1944, Janet married Harold Schatz and lived in the Horseshoe District. They adopted a daughter Heather in 1948. Harold passed away in 1959 and Janet and Heather moved to Kenaston where Janet worked for Hamre’s store. Janet then met George Crawford in 1959 and they were married in 1960. She became a farmer’s wife until George’s passing in 1980. Holly and Janet then moved to Davidson. Janet worked at the local restaurant in Davidson as a cook for a few years until retirement. Janet moved to Medicine Hat in 2006 where she resided until her passing. Janet was always helping out at the farm whether it be in the field or cooking meals for the crew. She always had lots of food and made sure no one left the table hungry. In her retirement years she loved to go for coffee and her and her sister Audrey were always at “coffee row” in the morning. Audrey and Janet would hop on a bus tour and see different places as well as hop in the car and go out to Medicine Hat to visit Janet’s daughter Holly. They would drive over to Simpson and check out the crops and make sure Jim was doing everything right. Janet loved being with her grandchildren and always took time out to visit with them. Janet was predeceased by her first husband Harold Schatz in 1959 and her second husband George Crawford in 1980, plus one son Murray, her parents Jim and Eliza Firby, one infant sister Greta, sisters Nellie, Mickey (Delia) and Shirley and brother Fred. She is survived by her children: Heather Schatz, Jim (Holly), Holly (James), Louise (Ray), Linty (Veronica), Hughie (Janet), Ressa (Kris) and Owen as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Audrey, brother Ron and sister-in-law Lorraine and brother-in-law Ray. A graveside service was held at Simpson, Sask. on March 13, 2012
- Robert 'Bob'. It is with heavy hearts we the family of Bob announce his passing on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at his favorite holiday destination of Mazatland, Mexico. Bob was born in Kenaston, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Sarah Crowley; two brothers, Vince and Bill; one sister-in-law, Roxie; two brothers-in-law, Dan Riopka and Eric Conrod; one great-grandson, Damon. Bob is survived by his wife, Betty Lynn; one daughter, Wendy (Jamie); three sons, Curtis, Kelly (Cindy) and Barry. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; as well as three sisters, Marlene Riopka, Pat (Ralph) Wensley and LaVerne Conrod; two brothers, Cliff and Don; one sister-in-law, Mary Crowley; brothers-inlaw, Ken (June) Radke and Garry (Heather) Radke; also numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK.
- William. Bill was born on June 14, 1934 in Kenaston, SK and passed away peacefully on July 4, 2009 in Regina, SK. He was predeceased by his parents James and Sarah Crowley; brother Vince (Roxy); and brothers-in-law Dan Riopka, Eric Conrod, Andy Borowitz and Steve Kuz. Left to cherished his memory are his loving wife Mary; daughter Brenda (Chris) Campbell; grandson Brennan Campbell; granddaughter Brianne Campbell; sisters and brothers Marilyn Riopka, Cliff Crowley, Bob (BettyLynn) Crowley, Pat (Ralph) Wensley, Don Crowley and Laverne Conrod; in-laws Fran and Lawrence Renkas, Lillian Borowitz and Lorris Kuz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date.
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- Darlene Marion. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving daughter, sister and aunt. Darlene passed away suddenly on June 6, 2005 after a short battle with cancer. Darlene was predeceased by her mother, Thelma Deitner in 1985 and her nephew, Travis Tisnic in 1983. Left to cherish her memory are father, Wilfred Deitner (Isabell Smith); her sisters, Vivian Tomlenovich, Leona (Kevin) Taylor, Carolyn (Glenn) Irwin, Gwen (Tom) Beatty, Eunice (Glen) Andrews; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Darlene was born December 5, 1948 in Davidson. Darlene was a loving, caring person who was committed to her family. She had a special place in her heart for all animals. We will missed hearing her play the piano and other various instruments. All crafts and sewing she has left behind will be cherished. Prayer Vigil will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday, June 10 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Kenaston, SK. with lunch to follow at the Kenaston Community Centre.
- Leonard Joseph (December 18, 1921 - May 8, 2011). Leonard passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 89. He was born in Davidson Hospital and grew up in the Kenaston area. He began his working career in the Potash industry and farming in the Kenaston / Bradwell area moving on to become a hotel owner in Bjorkdale, Sask. and later retiring to Saskatoon, Sask. in 1984 with wife Adeline. His love's in life included family, friends and playing cards. The family would like to thank the staff at Central Haven Care Home and Dr. Bailey for the care given to Leonard over the past year. We would also like to thank the doctors and staff at St. Paul's Hospital for the care given in his final days. Leonard was predeceased by his son, Wayne; brother, Wilfred; and his parents, Andrew and Annie. Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Adeline; daughter, Tracy (Clint) sons Brian and Bruce; daughter in law, Christine; grandchildren, great grandchildren; brothers, Vincent (Ivy), Sanford (Rose); sisters, Marie, Leona, Evelyn (Victor); numerous nieces and nephews. Family viewing at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Parish, Kenaston at 10:10 a.m. on Friday May 13, 2011. Funeral Service at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Parish, Kenaston at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011. Rite of Committal will follow in Kenaston Cemetery.
- Wayne Andrew. Saturday, February 14, 2004, God saw fit to call to himself, Wayne Andrew Deitner. Wayne was born in Davidson, Sask, on July 21, 1959. He was born the second son of Leonard and Adeline (Jewell) Deitner. Wayne grew up at Kenaston and Bradwell, Sask. He became an electrician and eventually moved his family to Fort Nelson, BC where he started Demco Electric Ltd. Wayne will be deeply missed by his family, his wife Christine; daughter Lynette (Weylin); sons Nathan, Jeremy, Wayne (Lyndsay); grandsons Zackary, and Joshua. His parents Leonard and Adeline of Saskatoon, Sask; his brothers Brian of Edmonton, AB, Bruce of Saskatoon, Sask; and sister Tracy (Clint) Ferner of Calgary, AB. Wayne's life was truly his family.
- Wilfred Andrew. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wilfred Andrew Deitner, our loving father and grandfather. Wilfred passed away suddenly on August 19, 2005 at St. Paul's hospital. Wilfred was born January 11, 1919 in Kenaston. In 1948 he married Thelma Rogers. He farmed in the Kenaston area while raising his family. He was very involved in the community; sitting on the school board, RM of McCraney and a member of the KofC. Music was an important part of Wilfred's life, playing various instruments, square dancing and calling. Wilfred was predeceased by his wife Thelma Deitner, his daughter, Darlene Deitner and grandson Travis Tisnic. He will be greatly missed by his close companion Isabel Smith; his daughters Vivian Tomlenovich, Leona (Kevin) Taylor, Carolyn (Glenn) Irwin, Gwen (Tom) Beatty, Eunice (Glen) Andrews; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and their families. Prayer Vigil will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Kenaston, Sk with lunch to follow at the Kenaston Community Centre.
- Phyllis (nee Krassman) Lowdermilk was born October 28, 1916 and passed away peacefully at Porteous Lodge on July 1, 2005. Left to mourn her loss are son, Roy (Linda) Dietz; grandchildren, Carey (Terry) Block, Kelly (Kim) Dietz, Darlene (Rob) Miller, Betty Dietz (Don Chehowy), Mary Ellen (Lee) Lowdermilk and Cheryl (Bob) Bowes; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosie (Joe) Aberle; brothers, Alex (Christine) Krassman and Dan (Tillie) Krassman; sisters-in-law, Agnes Krassman, Tillie Krassman and Brigetta Hagel; also Vincent Lowdermilk's family and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Phyllis was predeceased by husband, John Dietz; son, Alex Dietz (1998); great-grandson, Rosco Lowdermilk (2002); daughter-in-law, Ruth Dietz (2003) and husband, Vincent Lowdermilk (2005). The Celebration of Phyllis's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hanley Community Hall, Hanley, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Cecilia (nee Zdunich), age 84 years, passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB on February 26, 2007 surrounded by family. She is predeceased by her husband, Alec; her parents, Maria and Marko Zdunich; brothers, Emil, Dewey, Gabriel and Tony; sisters, Frances Strmotich and Katy Rukavina. She leaves to mourn her passing her children, five sons, Steve of Millet, AB, grandchildren, Paula (Dean), Lana (Markus) and Stephanie; Terry of Provost, AB; David (Dawna) of Saskatoon, grandchildren, Clayton, Blair (Ruth), Jay and Kara; Jeffrey (Connie) of Lloydminster, AB, grandchildren, Erin, Megan and Corey, Danny of Edmonton, AB; and daughter, Diane Matovich of Calgary, AB, grandchildren, Sarah (Sam), Michelle and Martin; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Louise Zdunich, Rosaleen Zdunich and Hilda O'Neill, all of Edmonton, AB; brother, Andrew of Hanley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cecilia was born on the farm east of Hanley on August 20, 1922 to Maria and Marko Zdunich. She attended Blue Hill School. As a young woman she went to eastern Canada to work but returned home to Sask. where she married Alec on April 27, 1946 and moved to the homestead to raise their six children. She stayed on the farm after Alec's passing in 1986 until 1996 when she moved to Saskatoon. In 2004 she moved to Calgary to be close to her daughter and stayed until her passing. Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish (602 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon) with Fr. Mike Bedard officiating. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston, SK with Fr. Francis officiating. Interment to follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
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- Edwin of Peachland, BC died peacefully at home on July 1, 2004 at 85 years of age. Born in Kenaston, Sask, on September 23, 1918. Edwin spent much of his life in Saskatoon. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2004 at Peachland Legion Branch 69, with inurnment to follow at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, Sask.
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- George Arthur Ronald Firby (Ron)June 25, 1930 - August 12, 2014At the age of 84 years, passed away peacefully at Davidson Health Center on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Ron was predeceased by his parents Jim and Eliza Firby, his wife Bernice (Bunny) and son Murray. He was born on June 25, 1930 at a farm at Kenaston. Surviving are his children Ken (Terry) Firby, Donna (Rick) Rostie, Linda (Terry) Nordmarken, Dale (Patti) Firby; grandchildren Tracey (Dean) Palmer, Colette (Stephen) Webster, Kirk (Mel) Rostie, Kyle (Geri) Rostie, Kristyn (Carlos) Wells, Kory Nordmarken, Kari Nordmarken (Jim Crittenden), Kalsy (Lindsay) Nordmarken, Dayna Firby, Sarah Firby and Cassie Firby. Ron also had thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at Davidson United Church Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment for family will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon.
- Leila Christine "Chris". It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely passing of Leila Christine "Chris" George Firby of Kenaston, Sask. on August 29, 2012. Chris is lovingly missed by her husband Barry, children Chad (Regan), Renée, and Mackenzie, grandchildren Haley, Jackson, and Summer. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in honour of Chris at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
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- Leila Beatrice (nee Whittle) passed away peacefully at the age of 101 on February 26, 2004. Leila was born in Cockrane, AB, to Harrison and Florence Whittle on November 8, 1902. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1955, parents, sisters Myrtle and Mildred, brothers, Andrew and Bud. She leaves to mourn two sisters, Phyllis George of Kenaston, SK and Floretta Pearce of Camrose, AB; also her nieces and nephews who were all very special in her life. Leila moved at a young age to North Dakota, then Hanley, SK, where she received her education. Following high school she attended Normal School in Saskatoon then taught for the next ten years. She married Herbert Garry on July 4, 1932. Following her teaching career she lived at Keeler where she owned and operated a general store. In 1983 she retired and moved to Kenaston then moved to Saskatoon in 1993. She lived independently until June 2003. She was an accomplished artist and tailor and had a great love for family gatherings and special events. She will be remembered for her incredible zest for life and wonderful spirit. Her deep faith was evident in her love and concern for the Kenaston Evangelical Church. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kenaston Evangelical Church.
- Dennie (nee Schwab) November 1, 1919 - June 25, 2008. Dennie was born at Allan SK. She married Carl George of Kenaston in 1941. They farmed and raised their family in the Zid District. In 1975 they moved into Kenaston. Carl passed away in 1978. Dennie passed away at the Davidson Health Centre where she had just recently become a resident. Dennie was predeceased by her parents; 14 brothers and sisters; husband, Carl; and son, Lloyd in 2000. She is lovingly remembered by son, Gerry (Bev); daughter-in-law, Margaret; daughter, Lorraine (Edgar) Little; son, Tom; 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Adam (Madeline) Schwab; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Schwab, Phyllis George, Caroline Old; and numerous other relatives. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston SK.
- Gerald Fredrick George (August 8, 1942 - May 11, 2011). Celebrating a life well lived, the family of Gerry announces his passing at the Davidson Health Center. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bev; children, Cory (Colin) Ouellette, Jody (Tara) George and Carla (Cory) Chomyshen. Grandchildren, Ellen, Jesse, John Ouellette, Chole and Levi George, and Bailey, Amy and Samantha Chomyshen. The mass of christian burial will be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston, SK at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
- Louise Findlay (nee Hooper). It is with sadness we announce the passing of Louise Greaves on Tuesday, March 27th at the Extendicare Nursing Home. She is survived by brother Jack (Muriel), niece Elaine, nephew Douglas, numerous cousins including Douglas (Elaine) Findlay and Gerald (Fran) Rank. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1993 and her parents Percy and Eleanor Hooper. Louise was born on March 22, 1919 at Shoal Lake, Manitoba, but moved at an early age to Kenaston, Sask. After completing school there she attended Normal School in Saskatoon. She taught school in Saskatchewan and in several Anglican Schools. She then took over her father's store in Kenaston. She and Jack were married in 1953 in Saskatoon, and they have lived here since then. In her younger years Louise was an avid horseback rider and also enjoyed driving a team of dray horses when she got the chance. Louise and her husband Jack were long time members of the camera club, and the Natural History Society, both of which they enjoyed very much. Louise was a long time member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. We sincerely thank the people at Extendicare for the wonderful care she received. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Saskatoon Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Christensen officiating, followed by a reception at the W. A. Edwards Family Centre.
- Joan (March 23, 1931 - July 29, 2010). Joan passed away peacefully at Davidson Hospital at the age of 79 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Karl; her children, Clint (Monica) and Cindy (Lyle) and four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK.
- Alice Martha Jeannette (nee Tweet). After a long rich life Alice passed away suddenly on Friday March 6, 2009 at St Paul's Hospital. Alice was born in Kenaston, SK on December 9, 1916. She grew up on the farm South West of town. On November 2, 1938 she was married to John Guy. Together they raised John Arlo. They had a mixed farm where she helped John with many chores. Alice also drove school bus with their own car for the West Side District. Alice always had a beautiful yard and garden and was known to be an excellent cook. We always looked forward to her homemade candy at Christmas. She spent many hours canning the fruit that John brought home by the case. Alice was a long time member of the Hanley Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. After John's death in 1981 she continued to live in their residence then moved to the Seniors Apartments in Kenaston, SK. In 1990 she moved to Saskatoon and became a resident at Elim Manor. Alice was an active member with the White Cane Society. She enjoyed the fellowship of playing cards and especially making crafts which her grandchildren enjoyed receiving. She will be especially missed at the "May I" table at family gatherings as her competitiveness brought life to the game. Alice is survived by her son Arlo (Dee) Guy of Kenaston, SK; grandchildren Brent (Cynthia) Guy, Samantha of Kenaston, SK, Renee (Doug) Zdunich of Kenaston, SK, Jenna of Esterhazy, SK, Nic of Ottawa, ONT, and Evan of Kenaston, SK, Todd (Dawn) Guy of Drayton Valley, AB, Derek (Rhiannon) and Logan of Thorsby, SK, Blair of Drayton Valley, AB, Kelly (Greg) Seib of Young, SK, Stephani of Saskatoon, SK, Warren of Young, SK. Also survived by sister Hilda Heath of Saskatoon, SK, brother Roy (Lillian) Tweet of Hanley, SK, Brother-in-law Dick (Mary) Baxter of Saskatoon, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband John Guy, parents Peter and Bertha Tweet, brother-in-law Merle Heath, brother Melvin Tweet, sister-in-law Juanita Tweet, sister Shirley Wick, brother-in-law Clarence Wick, sister Donnee Baxter, sister Etta Barlow, and brother-in-law Mervyn Barlow. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm, from Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Dr. Saskatoon). Officiating will be Pastor Gene Whitehead. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Saskatoon.
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- Orville Wesley 'Doc'. On October 6, 2011 Orville Hamblin passed away peacefully at the QEII Hospital after a long battle with cancer at the age of 76. Orville “Doc” will be greatly missed by his brothers Glenn (Kathy) Hamblin, Gary (Linda) Hamblin; daughters Kelly (Dwayne) Heck, Georgina (Allan) Cheres; grandchildren Cory (Brooklynn) Heck, Caylin Heck, Jared and Josh Heck, Chase and Jodi Vigar, as well as nieces and nephews, many great friends and extended family Glenyce and Jackie. Orville will be reunited with his parents George and Gladys Hamblin along with other family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Zamani, the nurses and doctors on Palliative Care in the QEII Hospital and a very big thank you to Home Care and the staff at Pioneer Lodge. A memorial service was held on Monday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at the QEII Hospital Chapel in Grande Prairie, Alta., with a light lunch to follow in the 5 South conference room. Interment to follow in Kenaston, Sask., date and time to be announced.
- Glen O. (February 6, 1923 – November 15, 2011). Glen Hamre was born in Hanley, Sask., the second son of Tandrup (Tap) and Marie Hamre. His early years were spent in Hanley until the family moved to Kenaston in 1933. Dad attended Kenaston School and worked along with his parents in the Hamre Red and White Store. During Grade 12 he started dating Dorothy Holder and they developed a relationship that was to last for over 60 years. When the Second World War broke out, Dad decided that he wanted to serve his country. Along with his older brother, Vance, he joined the RCAF. He completed his training in Saskatoon and Ontario and was then sent overseas. He joined 438/439/440 Squadron, 143 Wing of the Second Tactical Airforce, which was the only wing flying Hawker Typhoon airplanes. Dad was an aero-engine mechanic in a unit that moved forward to set up new airfields as the army advanced. Dad was incredibly proud of his service to his country and profoundly affected by his wartime experiences. Upon his discharge, he returned to Kenaston and he and Dorothy were married on July 3, 1946. He joined Vance and his father in the family garage, Hamre Motors. In 1954, Glen, Dorothy and their first two children, Terry and Tanis moved to the farm five miles south of Kenaston. Carol and Gayle joined the family and the farming operation continued to grow. A purebred Hereford herd was added to grain farming, then a commercial feedlot and finally Hamre Motors was reborn on the farm in 1974. In 1986 dad and Terry obtained a NAPA franchise, operating on the farm, in Davidson, Allan and Saskatoon. Dad and mom retired to Kenaston in 1992. They enjoyed many trips to various countries and across Canada. Dad took up golfing and spent his summers enjoying that sport. He was active in the Kenaston Legion, Kenaston People Caring and the Kenaston Seniors. Glen was predeceased by Dorothy in 2003. He will be remembered by his family: son Terry (Gloria) Hamre of Ponoka and their children Darrell (Christine) Hamre, Kade and Aubrey of Brooks, Alta. and Jillian (Ben) Hankins and Mackenzie of Dunmore, Alta.; daughter Tanis (Tony) Murdoch of Battleford and their children Shane (Kelly) Murdoch and Katie, Battleford, Sask., Tara (Ian) Abrahamson, Deanne, Karalyn and Jordan, Saskatoon, Sask., Braden (Sabrina) Murdoch and Annika, Whitney (Shane) Elliott and Jackson of North Battleford; daughter Carol (Garth) Lewis of Kenaston and children Shawna (Steve) Moreside and Cohen of Kyle, Sask. and Karinn Lewis of Kenaston, Sask.; daughter Gayle (Merlin) Lee of Hawarden and children Kristen (Terrance) Bogdan of Saskatoon and Kendra (Bryce) Geisel, Aiden and Brynna of Lethbridge. Glen is also survived by brothers, Vance of Saskatoon, Ronald (Nony) of Swift Current and Keith (Ethel) of Hanna, Alta. as well as extended family.
- Hilda (nee Tweet) passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Dale (Candace) and Allan of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Remy) Waterkamp and Thomas Darcy (Tanya) Heath; great grandchildren, Rowan, Carmen, Isabel, Adrian and Max as well as brother, Roy Tweet (Lillian) of Hanley and brother-in-law, Dick Baxter (Mary) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Murl (1904-1995); father, Peter Tweet and mother, Bertha (O'Dell) Tweet; siblings, Etta, Shirley, Donnee, Melvin and Alice; brothersin-law, Merv Barlow, John Guy, Clarence Wick and sister-in-law, Nita (nee Burke). Hilda was born in a neighboring farmhouse near Kenaston on October 4th, 1913. In 1938 when she and Thomas Murl Heath were married they lived at Kenaston and later on their nearby grain farm with their young family before moving to Saskatoon in 1946. Hilda had many interests in what she always described as a happy life, easily making many friends in square dancing, curling, lawn bowling and golf. In later years, residing at Elim Lodge, her passion was quilt making with the Creative Quilters and true to her Norwegian background, she enjoyed Lefsa making and was also known for her fine Hardanger needle work. A Celebration of Hilda's Life will be held on Saturday, September 18th, at 2:00 p.m. from McClure United Church (4025 Taylor Street East). Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Michael George "Mick" October 26, 1948 - June 8, 2006. Michael George Hertz of Kenaston, Saskatchewan died peacefully on Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer. Mick spent the last couple of months at the Outlook Union Hospital Palliative Care Unit. He was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Madge Hertz and stepfather, Frank Subbota. Mick will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patti, his daughter, Regan (Chad) Firby, his sons Mike (Stacey) Hertz and Nathan Hertz and his beloved grandchildren, Haley and Jackson Firby and Michael Sam Hertz. Mick also leaves to mourn his brothers and sisters, Rick (Val) Hertz, Gloria (Garry) Shafer, Mary (Phil) Wrubleski, Bernadette (Joe) Lima, Joey (Gayle) Hertz, Vicki Hertz, Gerry (Alanna) Hertz, Larry (Nancy) Hertz, and Teresa (Ross) Knight. Mick was treasured by Patti's brothers and sisters and all of his nieces and nephews. Mick was raised on the farm in Kindersley. After receiving his degrees at the U. of S. he lived and taught in Kenaston for 30 years. During his career Mick enjoyed coaching and other involvement in many sports. While at the hospital, numerous former students made a special effort to spend time with their favourite teacher. Mick retired in 2002 to pursue his other loves of carpentry, gardening and grandchildren. Mick was a valued member of his family, his parish and his community. Mick's spirit, faith, courage and strength were an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Prayers will be held on Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 12 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Kenaston.
- Arthur. It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Hodgson, age 87 years, announces his passing on Tuesday, January 29th, 2008. Arthur was predeceased by his loving wife Winnifred of 46 years. He is survived by his son, Arthur (Jannette) Robert; granddaughter, Jezlyn of Saskatoon, SK; twin sister, Vera Siepp of Vancouver, BC; nieces, June, Monica and families; nephews, George, Richard and families; friend, Yvonne Schmidt. Arthur was born in England on April 14th, 1920 and moved to the farming community of Nokomis in the thirties. He joined the military in 1942 and was honourably discharged in 1945. In 1954, he joined the Canadian National Railway and married Winnifred in 1957. They moved to Girvin, then to Kenaston and finally to Dundurn in 1969. He retired from the railway in 1981. Arthur led a simple life, but was always on the go. There was no obstacle too big for him. He was a devoted father who taught us all the meaning of never giving up on anything. He was every animals' friend and very loving towards his own pet dogs. He will be sadly missed. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 1st, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing) with Reverend Gerrit Kamphuis officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Edith Marie Holmes passed away quietly in Oliver Lodge on November 19, 2008, just one day short of her 94th birthday. Edith was born to Charles and Martha Holmes on November 20, 1914 on the family farm where she grew up and lived much of her life. Edith went to school at McCraney School. She and her siblings often walked the two miles to and from the school. After completing Grade 8, Edith stayed at home to help her parents and to help take care of her sister, Mable. She always put other's needs ahead of her own plans and desires. Edith helped her brothers harvest by hauling grain with a team and wagon to the elevator in Kenaston, SK, ten miles away. Later she drove truck to haul grain from the fields. Edith enjoyed quilting, needlework, playing baseball, and family games. She worked hard at housework and in her huge garden. She always had hollyhocks and other flowers by the garden spot. Although she enjoyed working in the garden, when they moved to the city, her brothers didn't want her to do that "hard work". None-the-less, when they were gone away from home or were doing other things, she would sneak out and work in the garden. Why not, if you enjoy it? Edith along with Mable, Charlie, Frank and Russel moved to Saskatoon, in 1966, but they still farmed in the summer. They moved back and forth for eight years. Then in 1974 they sold the farm and settled in the city. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Charles in 1926 and Martha in 1944. She also lost her siblings, Frank and Mable in 1986, Florence in 1991, Charlie in 1993 and finally Russell in 1994. She is survived by one niece in Ontario. She will be missed by her friends and lovingly remembered for her unselfish spirit, ease at making friends, and her sharp mind which allowed her to remember dates and keep up on business matters throughout her good and long life. We will miss you, Edith. She had been in reasonably good health until the last few weeks of her life. A sincere thank-you to the staff and residents of Amy McClure House for their friendship and compassion. Thanks also to Dr. Don Stefiuk for many years of dedicated care and the staff at Oliver Lodge for their care in the last several months. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron McConnell officiating.
- Lorrane Lenore (nee Cannam) born at Kenaston October 10, 1923 - July 2008. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorrane in Edmonton surrounded by her loving, caring family. Lorrane is survived by her twins, Donald (Terry), and Donna, also Kim (Lorne); her grandchildren, Jessie, Ashley, Justin and Graham; and her twin sister Lorrene (Al) and a sister-in-law Lois. Lorrane was predeceased by her husband Robert, her parents Olga and Arthur Cannam, her brothers Glen (Irene), Gordon, Arnold (Betty) and her sister Donna (Don).
- Allen Curtis (November 8, 1952 - August 1, 2013). With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Allen Curtis Howells, 60, of Bradwell, Saskatchewan, who passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Allen will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Brenda (Norrington); daughter Michelle; son Greg; and three dearly loved granddaughters MacKenzie, Avery and Olivia. He is also survived by his siblings; Gerry (Janet); Darryl (Brenda); Margaret (Bernie); Les (Sonya); and Katherine (Cecil); mother and father-in-law, Mary and Vern; brothers and sisters-in-law Kelly (Laurie); Lori; Bonnie (Harvey); along with numerous extended family and friends. Allen was predeceased by his parents Jesse and Doris. Allen was born on November 8, 1952 in Davidson and spent his childhood on the family farm just outside of Kenaston. Allen and Brenda were married in 1976 and moved to Bradwell. Allen's passion was farming, which he pursued his entire life. Allen and Brenda purchased Ter-Ray Services in 1985, which they still own and operate. Allen and Brenda built their home on the farm in 1989, and with hard work and determination they created their own piece of paradise which Allen was extremely proud of. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Corrine, Allen's palliative homecare nurse, for her excellent care. A Celebration of Allen's Life will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bradwell Hall in Bradwell, SK.
- Blanche Alvena Isabelle (nee Hanson) Howells of Davidson (formerly of Kenaston, SK) age 79 passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 15th, 2005 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center. Blanche is survived by her loving family: Children, Wayne Howells, Gloria (Dene) Shepherdson, Brian (Donna) Howells, Peggy (Brian) Siroski, and Ken (Cindy) Howells; Grandchildren Nickki (Cory) Smyth, Jodene (Sean) McIsaac, Dallas (Jamie) Shepherdson, Misty (Kevin) Smith, Chris Siroski, Mike Siroski, Bud Howells, Nels Howells, and Kirsten Howells. Nine great grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Blanche was predeceased by her parents Helmer and Attillia Hanson; her loving husband Sydney; daughter Phyllis; son Cyril; grandson Kurtis Siroski; also her brothers and sisters. The celebration of Blanche's Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 19th, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Derek Nicholls (Anglican) officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston Civic Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Cyril Henry "Hawk" Howells, of Kenaston, SK, age 51 years, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 3 in a Saskatoon hospital. Cyril is survived by his loving family, mother, Blanche Howells; brothers and sisters, Wayne, Gloria (Dene) Shepherdson, Brian (Donna) Howells, Peggy (Brian) Siroski and Ken (Cindy) Howells; nieces and nephews, Nickki (Cory) Smyth, Jodene (Sean) McIsaac, Dallas (Jamie) Shepherdson, Misty (Kevin) Smith, Chris Siroski, Mike Siroski, Bud Howells, Nels Howells and Kirsten Howells; also nine great-nieces and nephews. Cyril was predeceased by his father, Sydney in 2002; sister, Phyllis; nephew, Kurtis Siroski and special friend, Bunny. The Celebration of Cyril's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at The Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Derek Nicholls officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Ashton Drew. The passing of Ashton Drew Huber of Kenaston, Sask. occurred accidentally on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at the age of 14 years. Ashton is lovingly remembered by his parents, Dean & Cheryl Huber; brother, Austin & sister, Britney Huber of Kenaston; grandparents, Barbara Huber and William & Gertie Thomas all of Edmonton; aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Kenaston, Sask. with Pastor John Klamm (Uncle) and Pastor Jayson Besserer officiating.
- Shirley Jean (nee Firby). The passing of Shirley Jean Huggins occurred on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the University Hospital, Saskatoon, Sask. Shirley was 75 years of age. She was born April 5, 1936 at home on her parents’ farm in the Kenaston district. Shirley was the youngest of seven children born to Jim and Eliza Firby. On November 21, 1959, she married Ray Huggins of Imperial, Sask. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Ray; her brother, Ron Firby; sisters Audrey Matonovich and Janet Crawford; her brother-in-law Matt Pillipow; sister-in-law Lorraine Firby; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The graveside funeral service was held at the family plot in the Kenaston Community Cemetery on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
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- Berwyn Everett "Jerry" (March 18, 1926 - August 26, 2011). Berwyn passed away in the Surrey, B.C. Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Saskatoon, Sask. but moved at an early age to Kenaston, Sask. where he grew up and received his Public and High School education. Shortly after graduating he joined the Royal Canadian Army where he served during until the end of WW11. After the war he remained in BC and joined the BC Police which was later absorbed by the RCMP. After a short term in the police forces he became a professional truck driver. He was always proud of his contribution to the opening of the B.C. Interior, Yukon Territory and Alaska Highway. Berwyn was predeceased by his parents Everett and Esther Jarvis, brother Ralph and sister Betty, his two wives Verda and Mary. He is survived by his four sons and two daughters; sister Muriel Jarvis and brother Colin Jarvis. A Service of Celebration of his life was held in Surrey on September 01, 2011. Funeral Home: Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, B.C.
- Susan Elaine. On Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 Susan Elaine Jeannotte, late of Regina, passed away peacefully at the age of 50 years after a short & courageous battle with cancer. Susan is predeceased by her parents Guy & Genevieve Jeannotte. She is lovingly remembered by her one brother Barry of Melfort. She will be sadly missed & loved by all that knew her. Thank you to all who shared in her life. Visitation for family & friends will be held Thursday, June 16th from 7:00-8:00 pm at Speers Funeral Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 17th at 1:30 pm at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment will follow at a later date in Kenaston, SK.
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- Mary Margaret passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 7, 2004. Mary will be sadly missed as Mother, Granny, Great Granny, Sister, Auntie and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Mark; parents, two brothers and one grandchild. Mary is dearly loved and remembered by her son, Dennis (Marj), David (Bernie); and her daughter, Yvonne (Roger) Frattinger; grandchildren, Kathleen, Mark, Jeff, Cliff (Heather) Maureen, Daniel, Leah Karpan, Dean (Sandra), Tim (Debbie) Frattinger, Meagan (Robb) Marcella; great-grandchildren, David, Danielle, Graham, Ian Frattinger and Thomas Marcella; also nieces and nephews and other family members in Canada and U.S. as well as long time friends. Mary was born in Kansas City, Kansas June 13, 1911. She moved to Kenaston with her parents at the age of four. She married Mark in 1938. They lived in Flin Flon, MB, Rycroft, AB, before moving to Saskatchewan to operate a mixed farm. She moved to her home in town in 1977 and has resided there until August, 2003 when she became a resident at the Davidson Health Centre. Mary took on many roles throughout her life and was a great support and supporter of her family as well as having a fervent love for the Lord. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2004 at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK. Pastor Menno Friesen officiating. Interment will take place in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston.
- Marguerite (nee Manning) passed away peacefully Friday, September 29, 2006 at her Extendicare Residence in Saskatoon. Marguerite was born to Bernadine Haas Manning and Stan Manning on March 30, 1920 in Kenaston, SK. Marguerite is survived by Marie Luffman and family of New Hampshire; sister-in-law Pat Manning of Edmonton; and brother-in-law Bob Geiger. She also leaves to mourn her nephews and nieces and their families, Gerry (Joanne) Yager, Trev (Marilyne) Yager, Dorothy (Greg) Hunter, Roslyn Manning, Doug (Linda) Geiger, Karen Highton, Brian (Donna) Geiger, Ronda (Jeff) Thompson, Jan Lavoie. Marguerite was predeceased by her parents Stan and Bernadine Manning, her brother Dennis Manning, her sisters Isobel Geiger and Lucille Yager and brother-in-law Howard Yager. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel, 915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon with Fr. Ken Beck officiating. The family expresses special thanks to Don (Delores) Ebert and family, Donna Geiger, special care friends, Linda Doepker and Corinne, as well as all the special people at Extendicare. You have all been guardian angels in aunt Marguerite's life, thank you very much.
- Danille Brooke Kerpan (August 14, 1989 – October 10, 2014). It is with heavy hearts the family of Danille Brooke Kerpan announces her passing on October 10, 2014 at the age of 25 years. In her time on earth Danille touched so many lives with her kindness, intelligence and internal beauty. Danille was wise beyond her years and was the first person many went to when they needed support or advice. Family and friends were Danille's life and what she cared about the most. She was a gift that we were able to enjoy for a brief but wonderful time. Danille will forever be remembered and survived by her parents Allan and Melanie Kerpan; siblings Josh (Paula) and her ray of sunshine, cherished nephew Casey, Tyrel (Serene) and Stefanie Kerpan; loving partner Rylan Dezotell and his family Marvin, Marla and Raelene Dezotell; her Grandpa Paul Kerpan and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by grandparents Earl and Elaine Kieper, Helen Kerpan and Uncle Ernie Janzen. A Celebration of Danille's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Kenaston Place, Kenaston SK. It would take more than a few lines to explain Danille's accomplishments and the affect she has had on our lives, so all we can say is how grateful we are to have had our angel on this earth. We will forever cherish the memories with our beautiful 'Nille'. We love you.
- George Peter of Kenaston SK, age 91 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 11, 2009, at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. George is survived by his loving family: three brothers and one sister. George is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. George was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Mary Kerpan, five brothers and two sisters. The Mass of Resurrection will be held on Tuesday March 17, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston Sask. with celebrant Rev. Father Joseph Gym-Austin. Interment will be in the family plot, St. Andrews Cemetery, Kenaston SK.
- Helen Cecilia Kerpan passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Helen's memory will be cherished by all who knew her, especially her loving husband, Paul; and children, Karen (Wayne) Jess, Margaret (Ken Baird, Allan (Melanie) Kerpan and Darrell Kerpan; her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Helen's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10:45 a.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK., Rev. Father Francis Geraldo Celebrant. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Louis Carl David Kerpan, January 20, 1931 - December 6, 2003. We are saddened to announce the sudden death of Louis Kerpan. Louis was born and raised in Kenaston and Saskatoon, SK. He moved to British Columbia and spent most of his adult life living there and in the Yukon Territories. He will be sorely missed by his daughter Marnie (Paul) of Chilliwack; his son Shane (Christine) of Kamloops; his step-son Alan (Kathy) of Kamloops; his step-son Gary (Kathy) of Vernon; his former wife Geraldine of Langley and his special friend Sharon Lapierre of Kamloops. Also left with treasured memories are his seven grandchildren, Kyle, Kimberly, Sean, Lindsay, Taylor, Shae-anna and Alyenna. He is survived by his sister Mary and brothers George, Joseph, Paul, Bill, Martin and Matt. He now joins his departed sisters Anne and Eva and brothers John and Tony. He leaves behind many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends who will be left with the fond memories of his touching of their lives. He loved to make us laugh ... He will ever be remembered as a Northern wanderer, never wanting to settle in one place and always looking for his next adventure. His love of the outdoors and his family was known to all. Dad, we will miss you ... I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Prayer service will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral (255 Nicola St. Kamloops, BC) on December 12, 7:00 p.m. Memorial Service will also be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on December 13 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the Kamloops Funeral Home at 285 Fortune Dr., Kamloops, BC.
- Rose (nee Tomlenovich) passed away peacefully August 7th, 2006 at St. Ann's Home in Saskatoon in her 96th year. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1982; daughter, Patricia in 1998; parents Paul and Mary Tomlenovich; brothers, Joseph Nickolas and Joseph Sonny; sisters, Kate (George) Milne, Anne (Steve) Sarich, Lucy (Frank) Sarich, Josephine (Matthew) Matovich, Emily (Ernie) Morin and Helen (Henry) Chevrier; brothers-inlaw, Jack Healey and Bill Cook; sisters-inlaw Grace and Helen Tomlenovich. She is deeply mourned by her children, Anne Campbell of Regina; Leona King of Montreal; Raymond of Prince George; Ronald (Catherine)of Calgary; Richard (Barbara)of Saskatoon and Kenneth (Marilyn)of Calgary; fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Rose is also survived by her sisters, Christine Cook of Toronto and Leona Healy of Calgary and sister-in-law, Doris Tomlenovich of Saskatoon. Rose was born on June 29th, 1910 in Bladworth area; she attended Briggs School completing high school available by correspondence; for many years she worked on the family farm. She moved to Paddockwood when she married in 1937 and soon after to Saskatoon, a city she loved. The family moved to Hanley in 1947 and Rose lived there until moving again to Scott Forget Towers in Saskatoon in 1985, where she was an energetic and later much missed volunteer in her seniors' community. With decreasing vision and increasing frailty, Rose moved to her final homes, Amy McClure House in 2005 and St. Ann's Nursing Home in 2006. Rose was devoted to family, church and community. She is remembered by all who knew her as always ready to serve when a need arose; it was said you couldn't ask her to do much because she had already done it! She never missed PTA meetings or any of her children's activities whether graduations, plays, concerts, ice carnivals, hockey or football games. Rose is remembered for always offering friendship to newcomers, for generous volunteer work in public health clinics for many years in Hanley and as an outstanding seamstress. She loved to read and discuss current affairs and was for many years, Hanley correspondent to the Davidson Leader. Rose was proud of her children's accomplishments, in business, industry, health, sports and the arts. After her own children were grown Rose often babysat for young mothers in Hanley and she remembered fondly those children often calling to keep in touch with their Grandma Rose. Rose will be remembered with gratitude by her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Rose's children thank relatives, many friends and visitors, as well as Care Home staff for their generous support in caring for their mother in her last years. They are especially grateful to Dr. Bob Parker for his sensitivity and attentive care to Rose over the past several years. Vigil for Rose will be held on Friday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Matthew Hertz, OMI as celebrant. Both services from the Chapel of St. Ann's Home (2910 Louise Street). Rite of Committal will take place at 2:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery in Kenaston.
- Chris Sr. (November 4, 1923 - July 1, 2009). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, with family by his side at Davidson Health Centre on July 1, 2009. Funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. on July 3, 2009 at Clearspring Colony, Kenaston, SK. Interment to follow at Clearspring Cemetery.
- Wylma Pearle (nee McVeigh) has rejoined her husband, John "Jack" after 45 years of separation. Although we are tremendously saddened by the loss of our mom and nana, we have at the same time, a sense of relief and joy that she has finally been released from the prison of Alzheimers Disease and is no longer suffering. Grandma and Grandpa McVeigh emigrated from Iowa in the early 1900's. Mom was born on September 14th, 1915. They lived on various farms in the Kenaston district where she grew up and attended Zid School. It was on the farm that her love of horses was evident and she always told us that she rode everywhere on her horse Molly. Mom met the love of her life, Jack and they were married in June of 1940. Unfortunately, right after the ceremony, our dad had to board the train for Petawawa, as he had enlisted in the army. Mom was able to follow later and Edwin (Teddy) was born in Barrie, Ontario. Dad's health problems led to a discharge and the start of many hospital stays throughout the next twenty years. Sharon was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, as Dad was in hospital there and while mom was visiting him, she went into labor. They settled in Kenaston where Lynne, Patti and Shelley joined the growing family. In 1954, we moved to the "little town " of North Park in the "big city " of Saskatoon, SK. The family joined St. Marks' Anglican Church, where mom was very active in the women's vestry, among other things. She was a life-time member of the Kenaston Ladies Auxilliary of the Royal Canadian Legion and maintained many strong friendships from there over the years. She was always very involved in our school and neighborhood activities. She loved the "sewing circle " comprised of the ladies of North Park and always made her special desserts when it was her turn to host (we did not get to sample these goodies unless they left some, which wasn't very often!). She took many different classes in flower arranging, tiling, decoupage, marble art, enjoying and excelling at the many things she created. Some of us were lucky to inherit this artistic talent from her. Her other love was the piano. Her mother taught her to play which she did whenever she could. She did try to teach us how to play, but she was not successful, although Edwin did eventually learn how to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star! Some of our fondest memories as children and grandchildren were of mom and nana playing and singing so we could "dance " around the living room. While our dad was still alive and healthy enough, we were lucky enough to spend part of each summer camping at Fishing Lake, where we hosted all the many cousins who lived in and around Clair. She also loved to travel and took many trips across Canada and the U.S., visiting relatives and sightseeing. The most rewarding part of mom's life was when her grandchildren started (and continued!) to arrive. Nana spent countless hours having sleepovers, playing games, watching movies, taking them all on special shopping trips, or just sitting in the gazebo "having tea ". All the grandchildren cherish these special times spent with their beloved nana. Left to cherish memories of mom and a special nana are: Doyle and Cheryl McVeigh (David and Dale and families); Edwin (Ted) Knight and Cindy Bardy (Kelly John Knight); Sharon Knight and Terry McAuley (Robert Knight, Tamarie and Leonard Hudon, Celeste, Victor and her only great great grandchild, Camilo Sky); Lynne and Ecki Treutler (Dani and Jaimie Treutler; Nicole, Jeremy and Riley Kitson); Patti Boton and Danny Ritchie (Tasha Boton and Mark McMurchy, Cloe Boton and Ben Drake, David Ritchie); Shelley and Ken Neufeld (Jason and Heather Neufeld, Scott, Kristin, and Elli Neufeld, Jenn and Blake Bryant); Shirlie Rusch, her special niece they were like sisters, being only five years apart in age; many many nieces and nephews; cousins and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, John Thomas (Jack); her parents, Orr and Lizzie McVeigh; her siblings and spouses, Ray and Katie McVeigh; Velma and Grant Closson; Leone and Cliff Orser. Mom was able to remain in " the house that Jack built " for 47 years. A two and a half year stay at Luther Tower was followed by three and a half years at Homestyle Care Home/Sunburst Retreat before her move to the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home in July of 2007. To Diane Schmitt, Bonnie Panamaroff and all the staff at the care home, we will be forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care given over those five years. To everyone at the WMSCH, we cannot even begin to express our sincere thanks for the awesome care given; the love shown; and all the special things that you did for her. God Bless You All. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before the railway crossing) with Reverend Karen Sandell officiating. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family would like to invite you to come and share memories with us on Wednesday evening, March 13th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
- Peter, of Kenaston, Sk. (formerly of Saskatoon) passed away peacefully on Saturday March 21, 2009. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Ina; and numerous other family members. The Mass of Resurrection will be said by Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston Sk. Interment will follow in the family plot, Kenaston Cemetery.
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- Leona (nee Deitner) April 26, 1926 - June 25, 2013. Leona grew up on the family farm seven miles east of Kenaston. In 1946 she started working for Sask Tel and worked in Kenaston, Davidson, Arcola and Melville. In 1949 she joined the Sisters of Providence in Kingston, ON. After two years novitiate Leona moved to Brockville, ON where she took a six month course and became a certified nursing assistant. She nursed in hospitals and nursing homes in Kingston, Montreal, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Athabasca and Daysland. In 1978 after leaving the convent she married Wray Lewis and lived in Briercrest. When they retired they moved to Moose Jaw. Leona is predeceased by her husband Wray; parents Andrew and Annie Deitner; brothers Wilfred (Thelma), Leonard; baby sister Laverne; brother-in-law Tony Zdunich. She will be missed by brothers Vincent (Ivy) and Sanford (Rose); sisters Marie, Eveline (Victor); sisters-in-law Adeline, Helen and Marjorie; many nephews and nieces; as well as her special friend Janice. The family would like to thank the staff at Memory Lane in Pioneers Lodge for their compassionate care during Leonaís last days. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday June 28, 2013 at St. Josephís Roman Catholic Church, 1064 Third Ave. NW, Moose Jaw at 11:00 a.m. Father Rick Krofchek will be the Presiding Celebrant. A time of Prayers and Visitation will be held at W. J. Jones & Son Chapel on Thursday June 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Rouleau Cemetery.
- Anne (nee Zdunich). It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our Mom, Grannie, Great Grannie, Sister, Aunt and friend on February 12, 2013. Mom was born February 11, 1929 on the family farm near Kenaston to Roza (Milic) and Nickola Zdunich. She was the second youngest of a family of 12. On June 30, 1947 Mom married Elmer (Tom) Libke. They farmed west of Hanley until 1967 when we moved to town. In 1977, Mom went to Prince George, BC where she worked with her sister Rose for two years. She then went to Northern Saskatchewan for 15 years where she worked at Dawn Lake and Cluff Lake first as a cook and then as a camp attendant. Mom retired in 1994 in Hanley living in her own home until the spring of 2011 when she moved into the Senior units in Hanley. Mom enjoyed reading, gardening, baking, crocheting but most of all visiting with family and friends. She never missed a chance to attend her grandchildren's events. Mom was predeceased by Dad, her parents, 2 brothers in infancy, brothers Joe, Jack, Tony, Nick, John, sisters Tillie, Theresa and son-in-law Nic Prosofsky. Mom leaves to mourn sisters Rose Munro and Helen Chapin; in-laws Marie Zdunich, Lloyd and Gwen Libke, Hazel Libke and Ann Libke; children Diane (Bill) Byrd, Carol Prosofsky, Darryl (Jody) Libke and Cindy (Ron) Townsend. Mom is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren Tanya and Jeff Kolbeck (Dustin, Drew, Drayden), Travis and Cyndi Byrd (Trace, Kailey), Twila and David Livingstone (Parker, Mason); Crystal and Bob Wick (Kegan, Ransom), Troy and Deidra Prosofsky (Cash), Shane Prosofsky and Teghan Lowe; Derek and Candice Libke (Kassie), Evan and April Libke (Grayson, Bailey), Robyn Libke; Dion and Andrea Townsend (Taylor, Peyton) and Melissa Townsend and Travis Yuzik. The Vigil of Prayers will be held Sunday, February 17, 2013 at St. Andrewís Catholic Church in Kenaston SK at 7:30. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on February 18, 2013 at 1:00 also at St. Andrew's Church in Kenaston. Interment will be at the Kenaston Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Centennial Hall in Hanley.
- Helen Catherine Lindsay, of Davidson and District Health Care Center (formerly of Kenaston, SK), age 91 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at her residence. Helen is survived by her loving family, brother, William (Bill) Lindsay; nephews, Keith, Bruce, Doug, Rick, David and Jamie; nieces and other family members. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Ellen Lindsay; brothers, Arthur and Harold; sister-in-law, Rose; and nephews, Barry Lindsay. The Celebration of Helen's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kenaston Missionary Evangelical Church, Kenaston, SK with Pastor Gene Whitehead officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Bernard Antrim Lowdermilk, of Kenaston, SK, age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2006 at the Davidson & District Health Care Center, Davidson, SK. Bernard is survived by his loving family, wife, Edna; children, Les (Marie) Lowdermilk, Linda (Richard) Blackwood, Lorne (Heather) Lowdermilk and Lee (Mary Ellen) Lowdermilk; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Lowdermilk and Eldon (Nancy) Lowdermilk; sister, Arvina (Bill) Wilkinson; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Bernard was predeceased by his parents, Rosco and Hallie Lowdermilk; brothers, Austin, Merle and Vincent; sisters, Lucille and Della; grandsons, Steven and Rosco Lowdermilk. The Celebration of Bernard's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Missionary Church, Kenaston, SK with Pastor Gene Whitehead officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston Civic Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Ethel "Arleen" (nee Penrod) passed away on March 30th, 2005 at Royal University Hospital. She was born to Issac and Laola Penrod in Tuscarawas County, York Township, Ohio on December 27th, 1917. She moved to Saskatchewan at an early age and grew up to love the Canadian prairies. She married Murl Allan Lowdermilk on October 24th 1939 and farmed in the Kenaston area until Murl's failing health forced his retirement to the Village of Kenaston in 1965. In 1984 Arleen moved to Luther Tower where she lived until she passed away. She was predeceased by her husband in 1979; and her siblings, Milly, Russ and Harold. She lives on in the memories of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Rob Scott, her three grandsons, Michael Scott (Roxanne and their children Nicholas and Cassandra), Jeff McVittie (Christina) and Darren Scott. Her siblings Vern, Thelma, Lyle, Margie and numerous other relatives and friends will also remember her fondly. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday April 4th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hillcrest Funeral Home (East on 8th Street turn right before the railway tracks) with Pastor Tim Albrecht officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Vincent Miller Lowdermilk of Kenaston, SK, age 89 years, passed away suddenly on Monday, June 27, 2005 at the Outlook Union Hospital, Outlook, SK. Vincent is survived by his loving family, wife Phyllis; children, Betty Johnson and family Laurie Patton (Dave Kaehn) and Debbie (Cliff) Kendrew; Verla (Gerald) Haight and family, Ken, Diane Haight and Gail (Ben), Tim; and Beverly's four children in BC; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Phyllis' family Roy (Linda) Diets and family Carey (Terry) and Kelly (Kim). Also Alex and Ruth's family, Darlene (Rob), Betty Diets (Don Chehowy), Mary Ellen (Lee) Lowdermilk and Cheryl (Rob) Bowes. Also other family members. Vincent was predeceased by his first wife Aunly and children Elwood and Beverly. The Celebration of Vincent's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Saskatoon, SK, Rev. Steve Forbes officiating. Interment family plot Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Vincent may be directed to The Cancer Fund; Red Cross; Heart and Stroke Fund or The Salvation Army.
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- Frances Joan Masich of Watrous (formerly of Kenaston SK) passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Watrous Health Care Centre. She is survived by her loving family; daughter Millie (Randy) Biederman and family Curtis and Aaron, sons Bob Masich and Tony (Margo) Masich and family Tyce and Tori, as well as nieces and nephews and other family members. Frances was predeceased by her loving husband Louis and daughter Teresa Masich, parents Steve (Mary) Siroski as well as brothers, sisters and in-laws. The Vigil of Prayers is to be held Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m., both services held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston SK, with interment to follow at the family plot in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston SK.
- Louis Mark Masich, of Kenaston, SK, age 90 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2005 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Louis is survived by his loving family, wife, Frances; children, Teresa Masich; Millie (Randy) Biederman and sons, Curtis and Aaron; Bob Masich and Tony (Margo) Masich and family, Tyce and Tori; also numerous other family members. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. The Celebration of Louis's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. For friends so wishing Memorials in memory of Louis may be directed to the St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Building Fund or to the Sask. Diabetic Association Fund.
- Teresa Ann Masich, age 54 years of Saskatoon, SK, passed away suddenly on March 27, 2007. Teresa is survived by her loving family, mother, Frances; sister, Milly (Randy) Biederman and sons, Curtis and Aaron; brothers, Bob Masich and Tony (Margo) Masich and family, Tyce and Tori; also numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Teresa was predeceased by her father, Louis Masich. The Vigil of prayers will be on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Teresa's Life Funeral Service will be on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Both at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK, celebrant Rev. Father Marc Mireau. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Clara Evelyn (nee Underhill), of Saskatoon, passed away quietly at Oliver Lodge on Monday, February 26, 2007 at the age of 88 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007 at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East, Saskatoon. Mom was born on March 2, 1918 at Sovereign, SK. She married in 1938, had her family, and farmed with Dad north of Tessier until a house fire in 1952. They then lived in Saskatoon and farmed at Kenaston until 1966 whereupon they moved to the farm at Kenaston until 1991. She spent her life creating a happy and loving home for her family, friends, and neighbours. She was a consummate homemaker, nurturing and excelling in her craft through gardening, cooking, sewing, quilting, and baking bread. Mom was an active partner and hard worker on the farm. Her patience, loving care, and ingenuity for the orphan lambs, exemplify how she approached all relationships, and any task she faced. Mom was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William; parents, Alfred and Nellie Underhill; sister, Donalda (Olson); and brothers, Herbert and Florus. Left to remember and celebrate her life are her children: Walter of Saskatoon, Bob (Cora) of Kenaston, Bill (Sharon) of Victoria, June of Moose Jaw, and Marian (Will) Mehew of Calgary; her grandchildren, Landra (Vic) Pegado, Trenton, Jessie (Carl) Katzenberger, Vanessa (Clint) Lund, and Katrina; greatgrandchildren, Andrea, Zak, Emily, Riley, Lillianne, and Gabrielle; her siblings, Marion Scharf of Kelowna, Alice (Alvin) Riley of Saskatoon, and Don (Anne) of Michigan; brother-in-law, Bob (Phyllis) Mason; and sisterin-law, Audrey Mason of Perdue; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
- Ann. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ann Matovich, age 91, on December 2, 2015 at Royal University Hospital. Ann will be lovingly remembered by her children Genevieve, Diana (Jim) and John, as well as other family members. She was predeceased by her husband Steve in 1997. A graveside service was held in Kenaston on December 7, 2015. Special thanks to Fr. Rehl from RUH.
- Elizabeth Lillian (October 13, 1915 - October 25, 2011). The Vigil of Prayers was held on Friday, October 28, 2011, St. Andrew’s Parish, Kenaston, Sask., at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at St. Andrew’s Parish, Kenaston, Sask., at 2:00 p.m. We celebrated 96 years of a life well lived on Saturday, Oct. 29 at St Andrew’s Parish Kenaston. Beth is survived by her loving family: son Ray (Paulette), Celeste, Orrin (Caron), Maria, Noel, Rachael, Eve; daughter Rose, Tracy (Doug) McLean, Danae, Declan; Francis’ children, Ryan, Chris, Tricia, Claire, Amy, Joe, and families; son Jim (Wendy), Giselle (Virgil) Sherrif, Jolene (Brendan), Greg, Matthew, Jackie (Travis), daughter Veronica (Linty) Crawford, Patrick (Julie) Bouchard, Austin, Reece (Sandra) Bouchard, Lief, Ava, Danella (Derek) Moyen, Jeremy; daughter Nadine (Bruce) Walter, Aaron (Hillary) Sophia, Josh, Curtis; son Alfred (Diane), Sarah (Sam) Belcastro, Shayla, Olivia, Michelle, Martin; and daughter Barb (Walter) Sagen, Becky (Barry) Lennon, Jon (Krista), Katelyn, Ian and Michael. Beth is also survived by sister Nethie O’Shea, brother Tom Spilloway and sister-in-law Ann Matovich. She was predeceased by her loving husband Martin Matovich, her infant son Edward Matovich, son Francis Matovich and grandson Ian Raymond Matovich. Beth was born on her parents farm to Ray and Donna Spilloway near Maple Creek, Sask. She was the eldest of six children. It was while Beth was working as a cook in Hanley that she met and fell in love with a young, hard-working, pie-loving farmer. They were married October 16, 1939 and celebrated 68 years together, before Martin was tragically killed in a farm accident. Beth and Martin were blessed with 9 children, 29 grandchildren, 19 grandchildren and one more on the way. Beth was a hard-working farm wife, she did above and beyond in the building of their farm and raising their family. Beth died peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre with her loving family at her side. We, the family feel honoured to have been blessed with having her as our mentor, mother and friend. She will be sadly missed.
- Martin John (April 14, 1917 - May 11, 2008). Martin passed away suddenly May 11, 2008 at Kenaston, SK. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth; sister, Kay Krieck; sister-in-law, Ann Matovich; children, Ray (Paulette), Rose, Beth (daughter-in-law), Jim (Wendy), Veronica (Linty Crawford), Nadine (Bruce Walter), Alfred (Diane) and Barb (Walter Sagen); 29 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Vigil of Prayers Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass of Resurrection Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK.
- Gladys Wanda (nee Turner) passed away peacefully on May 18, 2005, at the age of 96. She was born September 20, 1908, at the family farm in Cupar, SK. She graduated from Regina Normal School in 1928 and taught at numerous towns in Saskatchewan, until she married Orville in 1932. They lived in Kenaston until Orville joined the Air Force in 1941. After the war, they lived in Saskatoon except for five years in Regina. Gladys was active in volunteer and community work. She was president of both the Regina and Saskatoon YWCA. She taught Sunday School, led C.G.I.T. and Explorers and was active with the UCW at Grace United Church. Gladys was an avid curler and a member of Nutana Curling Club for over 25 years, where she helped start the Grandmothers' Bonspiel. She enjoyed gardening and all types of handiwork and crafts. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Orville in 1998; two brothers, Lawrence and Harvey; and a sister, Freda. She is survived by her daughters, Joye (Barc) Binnie of Saskatoon, Gwen (Garry) Greenshields of Prince Albert; grandchildren, Shelley (Cyril) Spence of Marsden, SK, Dwayne (Susan) Binnie of St. Albert, AB, Drew (Brianne) Greenshields of Kindersley, SK, and Erin Greenshields of Regina, SK; eight greatgrandchildren; sister, Phyllis Perkins of Saskatoon; and two brothers, Walt of Lloydminster and Brock of Cupar, SK; as well as a long time friend Romona Underwood Williams. Gladys was also a favorite Aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was a kind, gentle woman who always put others ahead of herself. The family expresses thanks to Extendicare for their understanding, compassion and excellent care over the last two years. A Memorial Service will be held at McClure United Church (4025 Taylor Street East, Saskatoon, SK) on Friday, May 20, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. with Joan Brown officiating.
- Marilyn May (nee Westman) passed away on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 in Saint Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon at the age of 69. Marilyn, the daughter of Rowland and Lillian Westman, was born in Kenaston, SK on March 19, 1940. After attending teachers' college in Saskatoon, Marilyn married Mac McCuaig and they began their teaching careers in rural Sask. The McCuaigs moved to the Consul area in 1968 where Marilyn taught, gardened, and raised their family. In 1991 Marilyn and Mac moved to Saskatoon and eventually purchased their beautiful home on Skeena Crescent. On November 19th, 2008 Mac passed away after a lengthy bout with leukemia and recently Marilyn was diagnosed with cancer and quickly succumbed to the disease. Marilyn will be remembered for her love of teaching, her talent in sewing and gardening, her appreciation of live theatre, and her caring and helpful nature. Marilyn is loved and remembered by her children: Judi (Chuck) McCuaig of Guelph, Rudy McCuaig of Meadow Lake, Patsy McCuaig of Oak Harbour, and Ian McCuaig of Toronto; six grandchildren; five siblings: Betty (Orville) Spence of Outlook, Robert (Idelle ) Westman of Kenaston, Lorine (Bill) Sweeney of Vermilion, Don (Barb) Westman of Fort Saskatchewan, and Ray (Marg) Westman of Innisfail; and numerous extended family and friends. A Celebration of Marilyn's Life will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at Grosvenor Park United Church (407 Cumberland Avenue South) with Rev. Faye Ford presiding.
- Annie Elizabeth Miller passed away peacefully at Brooks long term care November 23, 2005 at the age of 93. Annie, also known as Ann, was born March 27, 1912 at Kenaston, Saskatchewan and was raised in a family of six girls, with her mom and dad. She married Robert Miller in 1931, to raise three girls and one boy, on a farm in the Kenaston area. Ann and Robert enjoyed working together on a very successful farm until 1972 when they sold out and moved to Brooks to retire. Ann was not content to just sit around as to her it seemed a waste of time, so she took on housekeeping jobs for several people in the area, and worked diligently and proudly until she was almost 70 years young. Ann was fortunate enough to travel to several countries around the world, with friends and family when she was still very able. On Robert's passing in 1994, Ann moved into a small duplex, living very happily on her own until 1999. She then moved into the New Brooks Lodge. Ann was very active in the seniors choir singing with them for 32 years, enjoyed her floor curling and other prairie pioneer activities, for a number of years. Ann was a person of very strong personal beliefs, but also very forgiving and understanding. She was appreciative of family and friends and of her care taker in her later months, and gave us all her final wave on the 22 of November after she had been tucked in to go to sleep. Ann was predeceased by her husband Robert Miller in September 1994 and her daughter Joyce Clark in October 1994. She will always be loved and remembered by her remaining family; daughters, Ruby (Ernie) Haduik of Dundurn, SK; Faye (Grant) Jordan of Brooks, AB; and son David (Margaret) Miller, Dunmore, AB; her sister Ruby Not, Vancouver, BC and numerous grand and greatgrandchildren as well as great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK, Lunch Room on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Douglas Ralph Mills passed away accidentally on October 26, 2004 at the age of 48 years. Doug leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Ralph and Evelyn Mills of Kenaston, SK; special friend, Julie Gaudet; brothers, Greg (Shannon) Mills, Glenn Mills (Sue), Kevin (Heather) Mills and his much loved nieces and nephews, Candice Halter, Sheena and Cayden Mills and Landin, Ashton and Bryce Mills. Doug also leaves many special friends and co-workers. Doug was predecased by his partner of 20 years, Dawn Hepfner, in August 2001. Doug was born in Saskatoon, SK on November 17, 1955 and was raised in Kenaston, SK where he attended kindergarten through Grade twelve, graduating in 1973. After graduation, the adventures began for Doug. He worked numerous construction jobs and spent winters travelling. He was always trying new exciting things such as skydiving, mountain climbing, running with the bulls in Spain, and getting his deep sea diving certificate. Doug moved to Medicine Hat in 1977 and met his beloved Dawn in 1981. They shared many adventures together, always travelling to many exotic locations. After Dawn's passing, Doug was fortunate enough to meet Julie, who made this last year a very happy one for him. Doug's cocker spaniel, Bailey, meant the world to him, and was always by his side. Bailey was with him the morning of the accident and she too was lost. Doug will be missed for his compassion, his sense of adventure, his dry sense of humor and his deep sense of loyalty to his family and friends. The Funeral Service was held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Loren Hosfield, officiating. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View.
- Ralph Melville (August 5, 1929 – August 7, 2014). It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ralph Mills from Kenaston. He will be sadly and forever missed by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Bessey) and their children, son Greg and Shannon, son Glenn and Sue, and son Kevin and Heather and his beloved grandchildren Sheena, Cayden, Landin (Skylar), Ashton (Jarret), Bryce and Candice; sisters, Noreen (Keith) Storrey and Linda (Norm) Pillipow; sisters-in-law Sylvia Mills and Amy Bessey, along with numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Edith (Mawson); son Doug, daughter-in-law Dawn; brother Les and nephew Lyle.
Ralph lived his entire life in Kenaston, born to farm. He and Evelyn married on July 5, 1954. They were fortunate to enjoy a big celebration last month to honour their 60th anniversary, surrounded by family and friends. He and Evelyn were blessed to have four sons and they raised their boys on the family farm where he was the third generation Mills’ to live. He continued to live there until his passing. Ralph was a charter member of the Kenaston Lions and the famous Kenaston Superdraft. Sports were always a big part of his life, as a player, a father cheering on his boys and later as a grandpa, never missing his grandchildren’s sporting events. He had his own special seat at the Kenaston rink, rarely missing a Blizzard game. Coffee Row was the place for him to meet friends and catch up on the daily gossip. A Celebration of Ralph’s life took place at Kenaston Place on Monday, August 11 at 2 p.m. Interment and lunch followed.
- Mabel (nee Arthur) April 13, 1923-April 9, 2011. With sadness we share the passing of Mabel Mills. With joy, we celebrate her life. Mabel passed away in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on April 9, 2011, just four days short of her 88th birthday. Until the fall, Mabel remained as active as she had always been, walking for miles outdoors in good weather. She was only slowed by a mercifully short battle with cancer. Mabel was born in Deepcar, England. Her parents, John Arthur, a coal miner, and Mercy Whittaker had nine children. When Mabel was 14 years old, she started working in the household of a lord and lady. There she learned the art of meticulous housekeeping, an art she practiced throughout her life. During World War II, Mabel joined the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI). She may have been wearing her army uniform when she met Hilmer Albert Mills. Known to everyone as Bud, he was a Saskatchewan boy overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Mabel and Bud were married on Oct. 20, 1943. Just 13 months later, the young couple welcomed a daughter, Shirley Ann. When the world was at peace, Mabel crossed the Atlantic with her infant daughter to join Bud in Saskatchewan. When they disembarked from the Queen Mary, their first steps on Canadian soil were at Pier 21 in Halifax on June 15, 1946. From there, the pair crossed Canada by train. The train was an integral part of Mabel’s life. Bud worked for CN Rail until he retired. After their only child moved to Nova Scotia with her family, Mabel and Bud visited often and only by train. Though Bud had been in the air force, Mabel was happy to have never left the ground in a plane. Mabel and Bud lived for many years in Davidson. After Bud passed away in 1998, Mabel moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to Shirley and her husband Dave. For 13 years, Mabel enjoyed the Maritimes. Recognized by everyone who met her as a grand, English lady, Mabel was a loving mother and grandmother who worked hard her whole life. She never forgot the value of a penny and delighted others when she flashed her sharp humour. Mabel will be missed by her devoted daughter and son-in-law; grandchildren Allison and Richard and his partner Kevin; Wayne and Marlene Roberts and their family in Kenaston; and many other nieces and nephews in England, Wales and the US. In keeping with her wishes, following cremation the remains will be interred at a later date. Though we will miss Mabel, we are comforted knowing that she and Bud have been reunited for eternity.
- Ruth Geraldine (nee Heath) passed away on Friday, September 19th, 2008 at the age of 97. She is survived by her daughter, Gerry (Lin) Mitchell and their children, Janet (Ed) LeGars, Robert and Heather; Terrie (Mike) Fleury, Katie and Matthew; Debbie (Blaine) Sander, Tara and Dayna; Karen (Brian) Hercina, Danika and Michelle (Mike) Shultz, Brooke; Sheila Mitchell; Don (Diane) Mitchell, Jessica, Andrew and Lauren; son, Butch (Yvonne) Millsap and their children, Trevor (Jaime) Millsap, Connor; Carla (Kevin) Millsap-O'Regan; Tyler (Jen) Millsap, Robyn; son, Gus (Marlene) Millsap and their children, Kara (Dylan Boehm), Krista (Adam) Dennis, Aleah. She also leaves a very special life long friend, Phyllis George and sister-in-law, Hilda Heath. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Art Millsap; infant son, Kenneth; granddaughter, Aleah Millsap; grandson, Ray Mitchell; parents, Frank and Hattie Heath of Hanley; brothers, Murl, Wilbert, Clarence and Cecil Heath. Mom was born in Hanley, July 7th, 1911. She married Art Millsap on August 10th, 1934. They farmed in the Kenaston district and operated a fuel business. Mom was a member of the Evangelical Ladies and Seniors group while living in Kenaston. She moved to Luther Riverside Terrace in 2000 and then to Extendicare in 2005. Mom always had a big smile on her face and never complained about anything. We all will remember her for the wonderful meals she made for us and the love she gave us. We would like to thank the staff at Extendicare and Luther Riverside Terrace for all the love and care you have given Mom. A Celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Thursday, September 25th, at 11:00 a.m. from Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK.
- Marlene Jane (nee Zdunich) of Kenaston Sask., age 46 years passed away peacefully on Sunday July 13, 2003 at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre, Davidson, Sask. Marlene is survived by her loving, family son Michael & daughter Monica & their father Kenneth Moore. brothers & sisters Allan (Suzanna) Zdunich, Reg (Joni) Zdunich, Lynn (Matthew) Yelich, Vickie (Dennis) Weisner, Doug (Renee) Zdunich, Diane (Lawrence) Runn, Kim (Lyle) Larocque & Wade Zdunich. Also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts & other family members. Marlene was predeceased by her daughter Bobbi-Jo & her parents John & Olga Zdunich. The celebration of Marlene's life funeral service will be held on Tuesday July 15th 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Kenaston Sask. with Lay Presiders Agatha Rupcich & Margaret George presiding. Interment family plot St. Andrew's cemetery Kenaston Sask.
- Sophie (nee Dubyk), September 23, 1918 - March 26, 2007. Sophie passed away peacefully at City Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born into the musical Dubyk family of Hafford. As she was growing up she learned the value of hard work and the art of cooking. In 1940, she married August Mutala and they raised 10 children while farming in the Hanley district. Later, they moved to Kenaston to operate the Town and Country Cafe, eventually retiring there. Sophie was a member of the C.W.L. and assisted in the development of the Seniors' Centre. After August's passing, she took up residence at Scott-Forget Towers in Saskatoon, where she enjoyed Kaiser, bingo, bowling and sending her family members home with goodie bags full of her wonderful baking. Sophie will long be remembered for her faith in God, the joy she received by lovingly preparing each person's favorite food, and her passion for her family, music, gardening and travel. Sophie was predeceased by her husband, August (1982); sons-in-law, Bob Wollbaum and Harvey Dahl; parents, Stefan and Tessie Dubyk; siblings and in-laws Millie and John Grabowski, Tony Novakowski, Alec and Cecilia, Peter and Ann, Bill and Nick Dubyk. She is survived by her sister, Ann Novakowski; sisters-in-law, Ann and Evelyn Dubyk; her children, Marg (Alan) Bells, Evelyn Dahl, Angie Wollbaum, Ernie (Josiane) Mutala, Pat (Tibor) Kutasi, Alene Lizotte, Joyce (Lyle) Hayes, Don (Ji Young) Mutala, Marion Harder, Rockedward Mutala; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren whom she adored. Vigil for Sophie will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Father Bernard de Margerie as the celebrant. Both services from Holy Spirit Parish (114 Kingsmere Place). Following the reception, the Rite of Committal will take place at St. Andrew's Parish Cemetery, Kenaston, Sk.
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- Svetozar passed away peacefully in Saskatoon on Sunday, April 20, 2014 surrounded by his family at his side. He is survived by his wife, Katica; daughters, Gordana (Mladen) and Vesna; grandchildren, Aleksandar, Renata, and Leona; and sisters, Dragica and Danica. The Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Church in Kenaston on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
- Annie Marie (nee Byke) left this world peacefully in the dawn breaking hours of July 7, 2010 at the Davidson Health Centre where she had resided for a brief two and one-half months. Annie was born on January 5, 1920 to Mary (nee Pillipow) and Fred Byke in the rural area called Horseshoe Lake east of Kenaston. She attended Horseshoe Lake School completing her Grade Eight. Life was hard and Annie learned her hard work ethics at a very early age. She worked as a housekeeper and farm labourer for several families in the community until she met and married Michael Florian Nizinkevich on July 4, 1943. They moved to the farm and began raising their family and building their life together. Wayne Michael was born on October 29, 1944, Frank Robert was born on October 28, 1945 and Diane Louise was born on November 16, 1950. Annie had a love for the land like no one I’ve ever known. Her greatest joy was toiling in her garden and making things grow. She had the greenest thumb. She could make anything grow and just had a sixth sense on how much to water or what that plant needed. She would save egg shells and coffee grounds and who knows what else to put on her garden to rejuvenate the soil. She was “green” long before anyone else was. Her gardens on the farm seemed to be everywhere. Friends and neighbours never left our yard without some of her bountiful garden, either a bag full or a trunk full. Kids usually got a handful of sweet peas or a bouquet of glads. Many a bouquet of flowers were gathered from her garden for the altar at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Kenaston. She had her own little welcome wagon when someone new would move to town. She would deliver a bag of fresh produce to the new folks as her way of saying welcome. Annie had so many talents. Sewing had to be her favourite. She sewed all her daughters clothes until she left home. She would sew Barbie clothes for her daughter’s friends for their birthdays. In her later years she became a “master patcher”. She could put a blue jean zipper in almost in her sleep. People would hang grocery bags on her door knob with instructions on how to fix it and she would quickly repair it and anxiously await their return. It became a social thing for Annie. Crocheting and quilting were other passions of Annie’s. She has crocheted hundreds of doilies and tablecloths and many, many afghans. She always had a project on the go. You rarely, if ever, found her sitting idle watching TV without her crochet hook moving in her hand.
I tried to think of one word to describe my mother and “spunky” came to mind. She had a sharp tongue if you crossed her and she would not hesitate to let you know what she thought. But on the other side she would do anything for you if you asked. Annie’s greatest joy were her grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren. Her brightest days were when her grandchildren stopped in for a visit. She would love to have her great-grandchildren rush into her arms with a bear hug for “GG”.
Annie is survived by her loving family: children, Frank (Barbara) Nizinkevich, Kenaston, Diane (Bill) Wall of Fillmore, and daughter-in-law Linda Nizinkevich, Kenaston; grandchildren, Michelle (Aaron) Ringdal, Joanne (Ken Premech), Susan (Shane) Mamer, Robert Nizinkevich (MacKenzie Kadlec), Angie (Dan) Courtney, Ryan (Shelley) Nizinkevich, Sherry and Melissa Nizinkevich, Greg (Jodie) Wall, David Wall and Dana (Jason) Wall-Smith; and great-grandchildren, Brodie, Sierra and Kash Ringdal, Christopher Premech, Adyson and Ayden Mamer, Hailey Courtney, Brandon and Shawn Nizinkevich, and Ethan, Kiera and Ryker Wall. Annie was predeceased by her mother and father, Fred and Mary Byke; husband Michael in 1983; son Wayne (Feb. 23, 2010), brothers, Bill (1994), Andrew (1977), Pete (1957), Mike (1980) and John (2006); and sisters, Mary (1995) and Olga (1983).
- Celestine "Sally", age 84, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007. She is loved and remembered by her daughters, Marie (Dean) Westgard, Linda (Gordon) Burgess, Kathy (Larry) Brower and Donna (Nick) Harvey; sons, Bill (Lori) and Peter (Janet); 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and sister, Mary Kostiuk. Sally was predeceased by her husband, Jack; brothers, Mike, John and Joe; sisters, Olga, Victoria and Jenny. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Thursday, November 1st, at 5:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Darryl Millett as the celebrant. Both services from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (110-104th Street West). Rite of Committal to follow at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Wayne Michael After a courageous battle with cancer, Wayne Michael Nizinkevich passed away on February 23, 2010 at the Outlook District Health Centre at the age of 65. Wayne was born on Oct. 29, 1944 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. He came home to the homestead where they would live from spring to fall and then winters were spent in town so the children could go to school. His siblings to come along were a brother Frank and a sister Diane. Wayne finished high school in Kenaston and then went to school to be a mechanic. After that he worked at various jobs in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. The job that carried him through the winters that he enjoyed the most was working with sheet metal. He became a crew chief and did this for several years. He was married October 5, 1973 in Edmonton to Linda Kessir from Onoway, Alta. They were blessed with four wonderful children: Angie, Ryan, Sherry and Melissa. In 1982 Wayne and Linda stayed at the farm which was the homestead to raise their family.
Wayne was a man of many talents. He loved farming, hunting, restoring cars, collecting guns and completing a R.T.M. home that was moved onto the farm. He also was very well read especially in history. Wayne was an excellent mechanic. He was patient and would not quit until the job was done. He was known for having quite a sense of humour and especially for his one-liners which seemed to roll off the tip of his tongue.
He was very proud of all his children, Angie (Dan) Courtney, Ryan (Shelly) Nizinkevich, Sherry and Melissa Nizinkevich. He loved his grandchildren Brandon and Shawn Nizinkevich and Hailey Courtney. He had a love for animals and they were a comfort to him in his battle with cancer. He volunteered as a Boy Scout leader when Ryan participated. Wayne was a member of the Strongfield Elks and attended meetings faithfully. He was also very faithful to St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston. Wayne is predeceased by his father Mike. Wayne is survived by his mother, Annie; by his wife, Linda; children, Angie (Dan) Courtney, Ryan (Shelly) Nizinkevich, Sherry and Melissa Nizinkevich; grandchildren, Brandon and Shawn Nizinkevich and Hailey Courtney. He is also survived by brother, Frank (Barb) Nizinkevich; sister, Diane (Bill) Wall; Uncle Joe and Aunt Dorthy Nizinkevich; aunt Annie; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Wayne’s Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church. It was followed by lunch at the Kenaston hall where many shared their memories of Wayne. Thank you for all the support throughout this difficult time.
- Sophie (nee Zwarich) passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Home on January 12, 2009 at the age of 81 years. She was born to John and Nellie Zwarich on December 26, 1928 and was predeceased by her loving husband Walter, brothers Alex, Pete, Matt, Russell and Steve; sisters Katie, Rosie and Mary. Sophie lived her last few years struggling with Altzheimer disease, but her family will always remember the spirit and essence of Sophie as she lived her life when she was well, and are grateful for the many memories they will carry with them. She is lovingly remembered by her three sons, Greg (Julie), Jeff (Gwen), Richard, five grand children and one great grandson. Respecting Sophie's request, there will not be a funeral service, a private family graveside service will be held in Kenaston.
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- Lillian (nee Lynn) passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 25, 2009 at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased by her husband Horace (1979) while residing at the farm in the Kenaston District, and a brother Cliff Lynn (1995) of Hanley. She is survived by two Brothers, Charles and Donald Lynn of Hanley; Daughters Lillian (Dennis) Sather of Young, Myrtle (Arnie) Lawley; Sons Ken (Gloria) and Andy (Sandra) all of Saskatoon; 11 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. A special thank-you to all the staff at Stensrud Lodge for their wonderful care for our mother. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1725, McKercher Ave., Saskatoon, Sk. on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm with Bryne Sagen officiating.
- Constance "Connie". With saddened hearts we watched our mother fall asleep on January 3, 2008 after a 2 1/2 year battle with skin cancer. She leaves to mourn her children: Keith (Maureen) Olson of Frazer Lake, BC, Maureen Olson of Saskatoon, Darlene (Dale) Lewis of Smeaton, Neil (Gayle) Olson of Shipman, Colin (Yvonne) Olson of Surrey, BC; her sister Rene Prentice of Saskatoon, Thelma and Maureen of England, 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Barry, daughter Judy and granddaughter Angela, her brother Herbert and sisters Winnie and Gertie of England. Connie was born in a quaint English village of Ripon, England. During the war she took up nursing in the Air Force and came to Canda in 1946 as a war bride. She lived in Kenaston and Dinsmore where she raised her family. In 1957, she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and continued to love her God up to the time of her death. She enjoyed travelling, seeing different parts of the world and also going back home to England several times. She enjoyed cooking and having friends over, often opening up her home to pioneer brothers to help them out. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lakeview Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1725 McKercher Dr., Saskatoon.
- Oscar, June 17, 1941 - August 27, 2008. Oscar is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jan; son, Brent; daughter, Carrie McComber and husband, Richard; granddaughter, Reese and grand-dogger, Neely; sister, Lillian Kerpan; husband, Bill; father-in-law, Doug Badger; brother and sister in-law, Dale and Barb Badger; nephews, Kevin Badger and Barry Kerpan (Bonnie, Jordan and Chelsea). Born in Saskatoon, Oscar lived on the farm in Kenaston in his early years. He moved back to the city where he resided for all of his adult life. Oscar worked at the University Hospital for fifteen years and then went on to work with Saskatchewan Health's SAIL program as it was being developed. He continued to work with this program when it was contracted to the Saskatchewan Abilities Council in 1987 and remained there until he was forced to retire due to illness in 2000. From a young age, he was interested in sporting activities and participated in tennis, softball, swimming, hockey and curling. He shared his love of sports with others by coaching softball and minor hockey. In 1960, Oscar began stock car racing at the 8th Street Motordrome. He loved to race! He continued to race when the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association moved racing to Bridge City Speedway. Oscar was the President of the association in 1979. He was thrilled when Brent carried on his love of the sport and became involved with the club. Oscar remained involved with the association as a life-time member, a supporter of Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and as a sponsor of the #14 Super Late Model race car. Oscar's other interests included restoring antique cars, snowmobiling, making knives and playing with Reese and Neely. A celebration of Oscar's life will be held outdoors at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on Monday, September 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
- Randolph Glendon Olson, of Kenaston, SK, age 92 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at a Moose Jaw Hospital. Randolph is survived by his loving family, daughters, Olga (David) Hooper and Gladys (George) Thiel; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; sisters, Verna Zwarich and Stella (Walter) Jess; sister-in-law, Sophie Novivki; also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Randolph was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Julia; by his loving wife, Mary January 27, 2005; brothers, Gordon, Stanley and Palmer; sister, Gladys; and grandson, Greg Adams. The Celebration of Randolph's Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at the Kenaston Evangelical Missionary Church, Kenaston, SK at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bryson Randall (Anglican) officiating.
- Ernie Bill. It is with great sadness, the family of Ernie Bill Orischuk, age 73 of Dundurn, SK, announces his passing at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, on Monday, December 5, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Irene; her husband, Ed; and brother, Terry. Ernie is survived by the love of his life and wife, Ruby Hadiuk; and her children, Dwaine (Cindy), Nelda; Clinton (Sharon), Lynden; Trevor (Darlene); and Wade (Kelsey). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Sidney (Esther); and sister-in-law, Elsie; as well as numerous other family members. A Funeral Service to celebrate Ernie's life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at Kensaston Place in Kenaston, SK at 2:00 p.m. Interment family plot Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. Pastor Gene Whitehead will officiate.
- Sydney John "Sid", June 28, 1935 - April 7, 2008. It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our husband, father and papa, Sydney John Orischuk of Saskatoon, formerly of Kenaston, SK, passed away suddenly at the Royal University Hospital at the age of 72. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Esther; five children, Cindy of Edmonton, AB, Brenda of Saskatoon, Annette (Kevin Vaxvick) of Regina, SK, Darryl (Shannon) of Saskatoon and Wes (Kandus) of Saskatoon; two grandchildren, Morgan and Kylie; sisters-in-law, Elsie Orischuk and Ruby Hadiuk; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Sid was predeceased by his parents, Katherine and William Orischuk; sister, Irene Phirbney; brothers, Terry Orischuk and Ernie Orischuk; brother-in-law, Edward Phirbney; father-inlaw, William Paley; and numerous aunts and uncles. Sid was born on the family farm near Kenaston. He attended school at Horseshoe Lake School while helping his father on the family farm. He moved to Saskatoon in the mid fifties for employment which included 16 years at Domtar and almost 25 years at the City of Saskatoon. For the first 7 years he lived in Saskatoon he stayed with his Uncle John, Aunt Mary and cousins. To Sid, his cousins were just like brothers and sisters and this feeling continued until the time of his passing. Sid purchased the family farm from his dad in 1972 and continued to work the land until 1998. Sid was a devoted father who spent countless hours with his kids and their many activities. Whether it be running the boys to hockey, the girls to Ukrainian dancing, or just helping with the many paper routes the family took on. Because of involvement and dedication he was like a second father to many of his children's friends. After Sid's retirement in 2000 his priorities became his two grandchildren, Morgan and Kylie who were his pride and joy, his bulldogs Otis, Titus and most recently Rosco. In his spare time he enjoyed going for walks, visiting with neighbors, playing cards, listening to his Ukrainian music and meeting his many friends for coffee. We miss you Sid, you will always be in our hearts. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 12th at 3:00 p.m. from Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints (2616 Louise Street) with the Very Rev. Bohdan Demczuk as the celebrant. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 2:00 3:00 p.m. at All Saints Church. Interment will take place on Monday, April 14th, at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Terry Matt, June 22, 1937 - March 30, 2005. It is with great sadness we announce that on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the age of 67 years, Terry passed away suddenly while battling cancer. At the time of his passing he was in the comforting arms of his wife and children. Terry was predeceased by his parents William and Katherine Orischuk and his sister Irene Phirbney. He is survived by his wife Elsie and his two children Brian and Treena; his brothers Ernie (Ruby) and Sydney (Ester), nieces, nephews and too many friends to mention. Terry was born at home on the farm at Kenaston, Saskatchewan to William and Katherine (Philipow) Orischuk. Terry attended S.T.I. in Moose Jaw, graduating from Electrical School in 1962. Terry worked for Honeywell for 20 years, retiring in 1993. In 1961 he married his wife Elsie and they shared 44 wonderful years together. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and loved him for his caring, his humor and his friendship over the years. The Memorial Mass will be held on Monday April 4, 2005, at 11:00 A.M. in St. Peter R.C. Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK. Prayers will be said on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. in St. Peter R.C. Church, Regina, SK.
- Frances Henrietta 'Hetty' (nee Murphy) November 13, 1927 - February 3, 2010. Hetty is survived by her loving family, Brian (Angelika) Ouellette, Greg (Carolyn) Ouellette, Cyndy (Claus) Spielman, Kevin (Debra) Ouellette, Heather (Lorne) Lowdermilk and Colin (Cory) Ouellette; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; siblings, Isabelle, Josephine, sister Irene, Mildred, Madge (Peter), Bud (Bernie), Dennis (Helen); sister-in-law, Irene; and numerous nieces and nephews. Hetty was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Frances Murphy; her loving husband, Stan; brothers, Wilfred and Patrick. The Vigil of Prayers, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin celebrant. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Neil C. passed away suddenly January 10, 2012 at the Outlook Hospital at the age of 79. He grew up in Kenaston where he attended school then went to the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his B. ED. He spent most of his working life in Alberta where he met his wife Islay. He moved back to Kenaston in 2005. Neil was predeceased by his wife Islay (March 8, 2004); his parents Alphonse and Josie; brothers Edgar, Stan and infant brother Raymond; sisters Rita and Thelma; brothers-in-law Frank Siroski and Charles Mutas and sisters-in-law Hetty Ouellette and Mary Ouellette. He is survived by sisters Louise and husband Fern, Dee and husband Arlo, Elaine and husband James; brothers Omer and wife Helen, Gerry and wife Anne, Jim and wife Paulette; sister-in-law Mildred and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Andrew’s Church in Kenaston on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
- Earle Warner Owen, age 78, passed away peacefully in his home, in Kenaston, on December 3, 2014. Earle is survived by brothers Eldon (Theresa) and Leland (Mariette), Kenaston, SK., and sisters Muriel (Greg) Rollheiser, Camrose, AB. and Leota Johnson, Moose Jaw, SK., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Come and Go Tea, hosted by the family, will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK. Eulogy will be read at 3:00 p.m. Earle's cremains will be interred at a later date, with a private family Graveside Service.
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- Orla Jean Palmer late of Kenaston, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her brother Ivan Culham. Orla leaves to cherish her memory, Glen, her husband and companion of 62 years; son, Lorne (Betty); grandsons Cory and Brad, of Regina; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean Culham, Hazel B. Hazel M., Betty and Fern Palmer, Mamie (Bruce) McKay and Lloyd (Mildred) Palmer; also numerous nieces and nephews. The Celebration of Orla's Life Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK with Rev. Nobuko Iwai officiating. A time of Fellowship will follow the service, with interment to take place at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon, SK.
- Milton Raymond. The death of Milton Raymond Pavelich age 80 of Saskatoon and Kenaston, Sask., occured in the early mourning hours of Wed. Dec. 7th, 2005. Milton is survived by his loving family: wife Carol; children, Gene (Glenda) Pavelich; Debra Pavelich; Myles Pavelich; Paige (Bruce) Green; Milton Pavelich Jr.; Kathy Robertson; Nick Pavelich; Leanne Thurlow (Steve Schellenberg); Lisa Pavelich (Hall Zimmer). 11 grandchildren; brothers, Ivan (Jan) Pavelich & Fabian (Betty) Pavelich; sisters, Barbara Pavelich & Katherine Posey: Also numerous nieces, nephews & other family members. Milton was predeceased by his parents Martha & Nicholas, sister Pauline & son-in-law Rudy Thurlow. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Sunday Dec. 11th at 8:30 p.m. at The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place (Corner of Taylor & Kingsmere), Saskatoon, Sask. The Celebration of Milton's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Dec.12th, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, Sask. with Rev. Father Michael Koch officiating. Interment at family plot, St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Patricia "Pat" Pavelich of Kenaston, SK, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Davidson Health Care Center. The Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Interment, family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Carl Edwin, age 45, passed away on August 21, 2003. He is survived by his children, David (Cheryl), Jody-Lynn (Steven), Lori and Sheya; and by his grandchildren, Areal, Samuel, Marcelo, Sandor and Emma. He is also survived by his siblings, Tom (Pat), Bryan (Pearl), Patsy Wiebe (Jake), Sherry Haduik (Clinton), Marlow (Lynn) and Kathy Mailer (Dan); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His friend and children's mother, Julie Tenning and his special friend, Shelly Weber share in their sorrow. He was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Joyce Pederson of Kenaston, SK. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK. Interment will take place at Kenaston Cemetery.
- Harry passed away February 1, 2012 at St. Paul's Hospital. Harry was born July 1, 1925 at Canora, SK. to Peter and Katherina (nee Lechniak) Perrick. Harry is survived by his wife of over sixty years, Olga; three daughters: Diane Perrick, Pat (Dave) Hoffart, and Yvonne (Butch) Millsap; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Harry grew up in the Kamsack district and then, in 1932, he moved with his parents to the Pelly district. He married Olga Pacik on May 24, 1951. They lived on the farm near Pelly, SK. until 1956 when Harry went to work for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In February 1957, Harry went to work as a grain buyer for the United Grain Growers Co. In 1972, they moved to Kenaston. In March 1988 Harry retired after over thirty-one years of service and then he did hail adjusting until they moved to Saskatoon. Harry was a dedicated community person wherever they lived. He was on the Chamberlain Credit Union Board and the Kenaston Credit Union Board. He was a member of the Kenaston Lions Club, the Kenaston Chamber of Commerce and he devoted many years to the Kenaston Housing Association of which he was also a member. Harry enjoyed curling, golfing and bowling and was an avid sports fan, watching his grandchildren play hockey, baseball, softball and bowling. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, at The Chapel at St. Volodymyr, 3102 Louise Place. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Ladimer passed away peacefully at home, on June 11th, 2006 as a result of complications from emphysema. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; daughters, Laurie (Barry) Vanghel and Brenda (Wes) Rink; grandchildren, Darryl (Shalon) and Logan Vanghel, Tyrel, Kendra and Chandra Rink; his siblings, Matt, Olga Kapuschuk, Mike (Florence), Elizabeth Schwab, Helen Bennett (Fred friend), Alex (Inez); sister-in-law Edna; brother-in-law Glenn Miller (Margaret); sisterin-law Norma Steinsvoll (Grant); plus numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Ladimer was predeceased by his parents; his brother; Russell; brothers-in-law; Ron Bennett, John Kapuschuk, Joe Schwab; and sister-in-law, Nellie. Ladimer was born on September 9th, 1920 at Goodeve, SK to George and Mary (Haduik) Pillipow. In 1926 the family moved to the Kenaston district to farm. He attended McCraney School. He worked on the family farm until 1941, then acquired land of his own. He farmed with his Dad until their retirement to Saskatoon in 1952. On July 6th, 1955, he married Myrna Miller from the Allan area at which time they moved onto the home place. Ladimer and Myrna were on the farm for 41 years. They participated in many curling bonspiels, and golfing and horseshoe tournaments. Once Laurie and Brenda were grown up, and on their own, Ladimer and Myrna spent many winters going south, to Texas and later to Arizona and California. Ladimer enjoyed golfing with the friends they met in the parks. They sold the farm, and retired to Saskatoon in 1996. They began taking a lot of bus trips with friends and relatives. Donations in Ladimer's memory may be made to Lung Association (Box 58000, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7Y4) or a charity of your choice. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Mayfair United Church (902 33rd Street West). A private family interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Matt. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Matt on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the age of 98 at the Davidson Health Care Centre. Matt was born on July 29, 1913 in Goodeve, SK. In the fall of 1926 he moved with the family to farm at the Horseshoe Lake District near Kenaston. He was predeceased by his wife Nellie, grandson Lyle, parents George and Mary, brothers Russell and Ladimer, brothers-in-law John Kapuschak, Joe Schwab, Ron Bennett, Fred Firby, Jim Smiley, Joe Bax, Harold Schatz, George Crawford, Joe Matonovich; sisters-in-law Mickey (Delia) Bax, Shirley Huggins and Bunny Firby. He is survived by his son Norman, daughter-in-law Lynda, granddaughters Janice (Joe) Halabura, Jill (Nels Howells) and great granddaughter Payton Halabura; brothers and sisters Olga Kapuschak, Mike (Florence), Elizabeth Schwab, Helen Bennett, Alex (Inez); brothers and sisters-in-law Edna Pillipow, Myrna Pillipow, Janet Crawford, Audrey Matonovich, Ron Firby, Lorraine Firby and Ray Huggins; and numerous nephews and nieces. Matt was well known as a hard working farmer who spent his life in Kenaston, where he enjoyed playing the violin and guitar and socializing with family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at Kenaston Place on Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
- Nicholas Brian. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. Nic's courageous battle against cancer came to an end at home on November 6, 2010 with family by his side. Nic leaves to mourn his loving wife Carol; daughter Crystal (Bob) Wick of Outlook; son Troy (Deidra) of Lethbridge, son Shane of Hanley and grandsons Kegan and Ransom Wick. Brothers and sisters, David (Susan), Ivan (Leigh Anne), Alfred (Susan), Peter (Debra), Anthony, Linda (Ward), Carol (Willard); Mother-in-law Anne Libke; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don Wunsch (Sandy), Diane (Bill) Byrd, Darryl (Jody) Libke, Cindy (Ron) Townsend, Marianne Prosofsky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nic was predeceased by his parents Peter and Eleanore; Father-in-law Tom Libke; Brothers and Sisters Robert and Christopher, Lucille and Faye; Nephew Shad Wunsch; Brother and Sister-in-law Stan Zdunich and Jewel Prosofsky. Nic was born on November 28, 1951 to Peter and Eleanor Prosofsky of Kenaston. He left school at an early age to begin his pipeline career. Nic and Carol married November 17, 1973. They made their home in Hanley until 2008 then moved to the farm two miles east of town. Nic and Carol along with their children owned and operated Hanley, Hawarden and Kenaston Hotels. Nic was an avid hunter, fisherman and all round outdoorsman. Nic worked hard and liked to play hard. Nothing pleased him more than socializing with his many friends and family. Nic was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2009. Nic and his family would like to thank Dr. Pheifer, Dr. Haider, Corine Anderson and the staff at the St. Paul's Hospital, RUH and Cancer Clinic for the outstanding care he received. The Vigil of Prayers will be held Monday, November 8, 2010, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Kenaston SK at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be the following day, Tuesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m., also at St. Andrew's Church in Kenaston. Interment and lunch will follow the funeral service in Hanley, SK.
- Robert Alfred. The passing of Robert Alfred Prosofsky, of Hanley, SK, beloved husband of Marianne, occurred Friday, August 7, 2009 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 63 with his family at his side. Robert was born in Davidson on July 15th, 1946 to Peter and Eleanore Prosofsky of Kenaston, SK. Robert attended Zid and Kenaston Schools, he loved playing baseball and broomball. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing and skidooing. From early childhood Robert had a special talent with animals, especially his dogs. In 1969 Robert married the love of his life, Marianne (Opdahl). They had three children, Curtis, Tammy and Bobbi Jo. Robert worked on the pipeline for 37 years, from Labourer to Foreman. Robert was known across Canada for his pipeline skills and antics. Robert was predeceased by his parents Peter and Eleanore Prosofsky; mother and father-in-law Joar and Pearl Opdahl; his sisters Faye Prosofsky and Lucille Wunsch; brother Christopher Prosofsky; brothers-in-law Stan Zdunich, Jerrold Opdahl and Herman Opdahl; sister-in-law Jewel Prosofsky and God son (nephew) Shad Wunsch. Robert is survived by his wife Marianne; children Curtis (Cindy) Prosofsky and their children Conor, Mercedes, Colby and Shelby; Tammy (Derek) Tropeau and their children Cooper, Gunner, Walker and Summer; Bobbi Jo (Grant) Weber and their children Bryn and Huston; brothers and sisters, Linda (Ward) Tweet, Carol (Willard) McNernie, David (Susan), Nic (Carol), Ivan (Leigh Anne), Alfred (Susan), Peter (Debbie), Anthony; brother-in-law Don (Sandy) Wunsch; in-laws, Irving (Shirley) Opdahl, Conrad (Joyce) Opdahl, Joy (Franklin) Steger, Ray Morrice, Jerry (Jean) Opdahl, Dale (Lillian) Opdahl, Linda (Ron) Lamabe and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. We welcome those who are able to join us for a prayer service on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. and a mass of Christian burial, celebration of Roberts life, will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Interment St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Natalia "Dolly" (nee Sulz) May 27, 1920 - April 24, 2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Natalia passed to Heaven surrounded by her loving family but will live on in the hearts of those she left behind: her children Bob (Shelley), Cliff (Jean), Ruth (Keith) Hardcastle, Terry (Ken) Firby, Greg, Janice, Cyndie, and Tony (Joanne), her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Deanna (Todd, Stephanie, Brendan) Hassen, Shane Prpich, Danielle (Alfonso, Nicholas, Natalia) Dominelli, Jeremy (Jani, Carson) Prpich, Kim (Joel, Kalin, Brock) Chouinard, Corey (Karla, Heidi, Jesse) Hardcastle, Tracey (Dean, Carson, Emry) Palmer, Colette (Stephen) Webster, Lisa (Darin) Lanigan, Chris (Carolyn, Hattie) Prpich, Laura Prpich (Cale Tetreault), Josh, Chantel, and Kelsey Daoust, Melissa, Dana and Chad Sekulich. She will be lovingly remembered by John Sulz, Lorraine Perpick and numerous nieces and nephews. Natalia was predeceased by her husband Martin (1978) and her infant daughter Carol Ann (1952) as well as her parents Adam and Bertha Sulz, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and 9 brothers-in-law and 9 sisters-in-law. A Vigil of Prayer Service will be held Friday April 27 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass is Saturday April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Both services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson SK. Fellowship and a celebration of Natalia's life will follow the services at the church hall. Interment will take place at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston SK.
- Samuel Emil. On Friday, March 2, 2007 Samuel Emil passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his parents Manda and Steve and brother Ivan. He is survived by his loving wife Anne of 46 years, family Colleen, sons Sam and Brady, Fabian and son Morgan, Corinne (Scott) Darren, Amanda, Brooke and Hanna Anderson and Robert, Matthew, Jonathon and Elyssa. Brother Joe (Marion), sister Kay (Martin) Davis and numerous nieces and nephews. Sam was born in the Bladworth district. He spent his life farming in Kenaston. His greatest joy was his family and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his wisdom, great sense of humor, love of animals, and zest of life. Funeral Mass celebrating Sam's life will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Prayers, Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 8:00 p.m., St. Andrews Church in Kenaston, SK.
- Anna (nee Thompson) Prpick age 93 years passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5th, 2001 at the Davidson & District Health Care Centre. Anna is survived by her loving family: sons: Bud (Bea): Ray (Polly): Joe (Sharon): Daughter Hazel (Al) Scarfe & daughter-in-law Janet Prpick: also numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren, nieces, nephews & other family members. Brother Stan Thompson & sister Helen Starsena. The vigil of prayers will be held on Friday, September 7th, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. The celebration of Anna's life Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, Sask. with Rev. Fr. Phong Pham & Rev. Fr. Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot Kenaston, Sask. St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Joseph (March 19,1933 - February 10, 2014). Joe Prpick ( a.k.a. Church Joe, a.k.a. Diddy) was a farmer, community leader, blue collar worker, entrepreneur, true friend and, above all, the anchor of an incredible network of friends and family. And he was a firm supporter of the causes of the common man, giving his time to the National Farmers Union and later, supporting candidates of the Saskatchewan NDP. Not rich in the material things in life, he was very wealthy indeed in the things that really count: the love of his children and grandchildren, his spouse Sharon and the rest of his extended family. He was also rich beyond measure in his reputation for integrity, honesty and gentleness. If you asked his opinion on something, you may not always have heard what you wanted, but it was delivered with the best of intentions and great underlying kindness and concern. He also taught family, friends and anyone who came to know him about endurance. In 1974 Joe was in a serious car accident from which he never fully recovered, leaving him with significant physical challenges for all his remaining years and closing the farming chapter of his life. It was a burden he bore with dignity. They say no old man's death is tragedy. In Diddy's case, this is exactly so. His death is a cause of celebration of a good man, who left the earth better than he found it and one who will always be held close in the hearts of those who knew him. As the great philosopher Paul McCartney said, "The love you take/Is equal to the love you make". Diddy was equal to all our love ... and more. Joe Prpick is survived by his wife Sharon, his children Paula (John, Sarah, JJ), Danica (Joel, Mathieu, Joseph, Dominique), Luke (Paula, Adam), Sean (Maud, LÈa, ZoÈ) and his siblings Hazel, Ray and Bud. He was pre-deceased by his son Matthew, brother Jim and parents Emil and Anna. Joe's funeral was held at St. Andrewís Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston on Saturday, February 15, followed by a community reception at Kenaston Place. He was interred alongside his son Matthew in St. Andrews Cemetery, Kenaston. Deepest appreciation to Joe's medical team at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for their compassionate care in his last days, and special thanks to his nurses Peggy, Diane, Pam and Leanne.
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- Kathleen "Kay" (June 24, 1927 - March 4, 2014). It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Kay Randall on March 4th, 2014. Kay passed peacefully in her home at 86 years of age. Kay is survived and lovingly remembered by her long term companion, Don Turta; daughter, Faye Johnston (Everett Smith); her grandchildren, Kim (Tracy), Brian (Nicole), Tracy (Mike); and her great-grandchildren, Janelle, Kayla, Autumn, Drew, Mackenna and Sarah. Kay was predeceased by her son, Murray and her parents, John and Elizabeth. Kay was no stranger to hard work. She began her nursing career in Quill Lake after moving away from the family farm near Kenaston. She moved to Saskatoon and continued her nursing career at RUH in various positions. She enjoyed the relationships she formed, but most important to her was helping others. Kay's work ethic and desire to help the elderly led to her opening her own private care home in 1967. This was far more than a job as Kay provided round the clock care and support for those living in her home and would often refer to her patients as family and worked very hard to make them feel that way. She retired in 1986 and started a new chapter in her life. Kay was a very energetic and fun loving individual and the spirit carried with her into retirement. She had a passion for dancing and spent many a Friday night listening to Old Time Dance Party and attending local dances on Saturday nights as she also spent a few terms as president of the Minus 1 Club. Her retirement was truly devoted to family, especially her grandchildren, Kim and Brian. She spent many hours and logged many miles in her Cutlass driving her grandsons to hockey and other activities and was quickly dubbed "Hockey Grandma". Kay lived life to the fullest and made many sacrifices for her family for which we are truly grateful as we would not be as blessed today if it was not for her hard work, patience and love. We will never forget the strong, hardworking lady that decided to go tubing on her 75th birthday around Emerald Lake. You were a gem!! Miss you, forever and always grandma. Kay's Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10th at Windsor Chapel (corner of 8th Ave N and Windsor St).
- Laverne Marie & Elly Rosanne. The passing of Laverne Marie Ringdal and her daughter Elly Rosanne Ringdal occurred accidentally on Thursday July 29, 2004 at the age of 48 years and 16 years. They are lovingly remembered by their husband and father, William Ringdal and their loving family, Aaron (Michelle) and son, Brody; Clint, Amanda and Lucas Ringdal; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The Funeral Service for Laverne & Elly will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Interment will take place at the Kenaston Catholic Cemetery.
- Laura (nee Mills). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother Laura Roberts. Laura was born January 15, 1911 at Spanish River, Ontario, and moved with her family to the Kenaston district in 1918. She passed away at the Davidson and District Health Care Center on January 8, 2011, seven days before her 100th birthday. Laura was predeceased by her husband Jack; parents Albert and Laura Mills; brother Hilmer (Bud) Mills; and sister Marion Mills. She is survived by her son Wayne (Marlene) Roberts; four grandchildren, Cheryl (Murray) McLellan, Susan (Garry) Haduik, Rod Roberts and Patti (Dale) Firby; eleven great grandchildren, Blair, Derek and Braiden McLellan, David, Kyle (Lindley) and Lynsae Haduik, Jordon and Kaitlynne Roberts, Dayna, Sarah and Cassie Firby; also sister-in-law Mabel Mills; niece Shirley (Dave) Peter and their family at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Friends so wishing may make donations to St. Columba Anglican Church, The Kenaston Public Cemetery Fund or to the Davidson & District Health Care Centre Trust Fund. The celebration of Laura's life funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kenaston Place, Kenaston with Rev. Blair Dixon (Anglican) officiating.
- Alice Evelyn (nee Taylor). It is with profound sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Alice Robichaud. Alice is survived by her husband, Roger; four daughters, Terry (Dave) Wasylow (Carmianne and Casey); Shelly Robichaud (Ryan and Dustin); Sheryl (Garry) Ehlery (Kelly and Shawn); Michelle Robichaud (Jannelle); three sons, Pat (Susan) (Leslie, Colette, Tyson and Christie); Barry and Bobby (Cheri) (Kyle and Deanna); great grandson, Jacob Edwardson; four sisters, Ellen McDonald; Bonnie (Al) McKay; Glenda (Ron) Siemens; Maureen (Rick) Ketchum; 3 brothers, Jim (Pat) Taylor; Arnold (Sharon) Taylor; Gordon (Diane) Taylor; brother-in-laws, Maurice (Yvonne) and Marcel (Margo) Robichaud; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Wil) Miskolzie and Claudette (Bill) Newman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Alice was predeceased by her, parents, Jacob and Pearle Taylor; parents-inlaw, Joseph and Rose Robichaud; brothersin-law, Jim McDonald, Paul Robichaud. Alice was born in Kenaston on December 26, 1936 to Jake and Pearl Taylor. Alice grew up in the Zid District where she attended grade school, and her high school years were spent at L.C.B.J. in Outlook. She went on to become a teacher in a country school called "Antelope Lake " in the Stone District which is situated near Eastend. It was there that she met her husband, Roger, of 52 years. They were married in August of 1954 and began their life together on their farm which was a mile South of the school she taught at. They began their family soon after they were married, and through the years were blessed with seven children which includes two sets of twins. Their lives were devastated when a fire destroyed their farmhouse in 1964. They were able to rebuild their home and continue farming until 1966. At that time Roger found employment in the construction of Shaunavon Hospital. He was transferred to Saskatoon with Engineered Homes. In January of 1968 they sold their farm and moved to a new lifestyle in the city. Roger continued to work in the construction and lumber business until 1989. Then together they started a family trucking business which they still operate today. While raising their seven children, Alice did some home babysitting and also cared for foster children who were in need of a home. In 1981 Alice took a Special Needs course and was employed within the Health Care System, retiring in 1992 due to health problems. Alice's heart shone bright, even through all the illnesses she had had through the years. She kept herself busy by surrounding herself with her kids and grandkids, and now a great-grandchild, which were her ultimate pride and joy. She loved the many family reunions and gatherings, enjoyed her gardens and flowers, and especially enjoyed time spent with Roger and family camping in their fifth-wheel. Alice was truly devoted to her family and extended family, and always encouraged everyone to spend time together as a family unit. The Vigil for Alice will be held on Friday, August 25th, at 7:30 p.m and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 26th, at 10:00 a.m. Both services from St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (1121 Northumberland Avenue).
- Daniel John. The peaceful passing of a loving husband and devoted father, Daniel John Rupcich, of Kenaston, Sask. Occurred on July 22, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Dan is survived by his loving family: wife Agatha, daughter, Marie (Scott) Rupcich, son Mark: brother Paul and sisters Mary Sarich, Ellen Schmeiser & Peggy Ludlow. Also numerous nieces & nephews. Dan was predeceased by his parents Peter and Kata Rupcich, sister Ann Drage & brother Steven. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Wednesday July 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass of resurrection will be held on Thursday July 26, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston Sask.
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- Emily (nee Holick), May 1, 1916 - October 21, 2005. Emily Sagen, late of Davidson SK, formerly of Kenaston SK, age 89 years, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, October 21, 2005 at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon SK. Emily is survived by her loving family: daughter, Florence (Les) Greke and family, Stacey (Johnny) Young and Lyndsaye Greke; sons, Norman (Liz) and family Whittney and Tiffany Sagen, Dusty (Raelene) and children, Brett and Alanis, Shane and Tim (Laura); Walter (Barb) and family, Becky, Jon, Katelyn, Ian and Michael, also numerous other family members. Emily was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Frances Holick; husband, Peter; brothers and sisters, Walter, Fr. Casimir, Frank, Carl, Nellie and Bernice. The vigil will be held on Monday, October 24, 2005 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m. The Celebration of Emily's Life Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Kenaston, SK with Rev. Father Francis Arnolfo Celebrant. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery Kenaston SK.
- Aileen Helga (nee Blomquist) passed away on May 14, 2015 at the age of 96. Aileen is survived and missed by her two children: James (Shirley) Sanderson and their three children Paula (Layne) Evans, Neal (Denise) Sanderson and Jeff (Kristy) Sanderson; and Dorothy Zdunich and her children Debra (Lyle) Froehlich, Ken Zdunich, Michelle (Dean) Blenkinsop, Jason (Crystal) Zdunich and many great-grandchildren. She is also remembered by her sisters-in-law, Lyla Blomquist and Verna Maxon and families. Aileen was predeceased by her husband, James Keith Sanderson, her son-in-law Louis Zdunich, parents Hugo and Helga Blomquist, her sister and four brothers. Aileen was born on January 12, 1919 on the family farm near Broderick, Sask. Here she grew up attending school at Eden Valley, and was confirmed at the Saskatchewan River Lutheran Church. Aileen met her husband James and was married on July 22, 1943, and they settled on the Sanderson farm west of Kenaston. They farmed for many years and lived there until 1978, then moved into Kenaston. Aileen loved to garden, knit, crochet and do word and jigsaw puzzles. A funeral service was held on May 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Kenaston Place.
- Katherine It is with great sadness, but with loving memories, we announce the passing of our mother Katie on Saturday November 20, 2010 at the age of 92 at the Davidson Health Centre. Katie was born on November 3, 1918 in the Briggs district near Bladworth SK. Katie was predeceased by her husband, Peter Sr., infant son Robert, parents Dan & Antonia Sekulich, grandson Adam Palmer, son-in-law Larry Palmer, brothers Matt & Stan, and sister Rose. Katie will be missed by her loving family Sylvia Palmer (Cal Sutor); Betty (Rick) Smith, Peter Jr. (Carol) Sarich; Pat (Carol) Sarich, 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Katie is survived by her brother John (Katie), sisters Helen, Maizie, Vi and sister-in-law Joan. Katie was very devoted to her family and had a very strong faith in God. A Vigil of Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 25, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday Nov. 26, 2010 with Rev. Father Joseph Gyim-Austin presiding. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson Sk.
- Louis (January 22, 1928 - March 10, 2011). The family of Louis Sarich is saddened to announce his passing on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the age of 83. Louis was born January 22,1928 and grew up with 7 brothers and sisters on the family farm near Hanley, SK. He walked the 4 miles to school, attending grades 1-8 at Crescent View School. After finishing school, Louis continued to live and work on the farm for many years as well as doing pipeline work before moving to Hanley and then in later years, to Saskatoon. Although a quiet man, Louis always enjoyed a good laugh and the times spent with family over the years. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Mary, his brothers Mike and John and his sister, Vera (Wasden), brothers-in-law, Joe (Zdunich), Harry (Fawcett), Cecil (Wasden), Pike (Masich) and sister-in-law, Mary (Sarich) and nephews John (Wasden), Edward (Sarich) and Gerry (Zdunich). Louis is survived by his sisters, Eva (Fawcett) of Saskatoon, Mary (Zdunich) of Davidson, Anne (Sarick) of Kelowna and Kitty (Masich) of Bladworth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service and interment on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in St. Andrew's R.C. Church in Kenaston. Lunch will follow at the Hanley Community Centre, Hanley, SK.
- Mary (nee Rupcich) passed away at the Drumheller Health Centre, Drumheller, Alberta, Tuesday March 24 2009 at the age of 82. Mary was born 1926 in Lincoln, Illinois to Peter and Kata (nee Vrban) Rupcich. In 1927 the family moved to Bladworth, SK. where Mary grew up and in 1945 she married John Sarich. They farmed in the Hanley area until 1948 and then moved to Kenaston where they raised their four children and continued to farm until 1974 when they retired and made their home in Saskatoon, Sask. After her husband passed away Mary moved to Drumheller, Alberta in 2005. In 2007 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She amazed the doctors with her strength and courageous battle in the months that followed her surgery. Her love of life and the will to live was strong; however seven months following surgery God called her home. Mary enjoyed gardening, knitting and cooking, but she took even greater pleasure in sharing her bounty with her family and friends. After moving to Saskatoon Mary met many new friends while she successfully sold jewelry. She bowled, played bingo regularly, joined a woman's gym and joined her friends for a shopping trip or just a nice walk. Her greatest pleasures however were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mary is survived by three children, daughter, Regina (Dan) Clements Drumheller, AB, their children, Brenda (Jeff) Hall, Drumheller, AB, Travis (Michelle) Clements, Saskatoon, grandson David Sarich (Vicky) Saskatoon; son, Martin (Margaret) Sarich, 108 Mile Ranch BC, their children, Lisa (Rob) Wynn Kelowna BC, Renee, Vancouver, BC; son, Allen (Catherine) Sarich, Saskatoon, SK, their children, Tyler (Sarah) Saskatoon, Brennan, Toronto, ON, Adam (Torrie and her children Jayce,Taylor, Brook) Saskatoon, Clayton, and Martin, Saskatoon, three great grandchildren, Zackary and Alexandria Wynn, and Keira Clements. Mary also leaves brother, Paul Rupcich Kenaston; two sisters, Ellen Schmeiser, Saskatoon, Peggy Ludlow, Dartmouth NS; sister-in-law, Agatha Rupcich Kenaston, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by her husband, John (2002); son, Edward (1985); parents, Kata (1989) and Peter (1961) Rupcich; sister, Anne Drage (1997); brother, Dan (2007); brother, Steven, age 2 (1929). Services for Mary will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Monday March 30th, 2009. A Prayer Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29th, 2009 at the Chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Peter Sr. of Davidson, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at age 88. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Katie (nee Sekulich) Sarich; four children, Sylvia Palmer (Cal), Betty Smith (Rick), Peter Sarich Jr. (Carol), and Patrick Sarich (Carol); 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and all other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his infant son, Bobby Allen; parents, John and Palona. Peter was born and raised on the farm east of Hanley, SK, where he attended Crescent View School. He lived and farmed in the Bladworth area for many years. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The Celebration of Peter's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Both services held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK. Rev. Fathers Francis Geraldo and Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Kathleen (nee Humilowich) passed away peacefully on June 27th, 2007. She was born December 27th, 1909 near Fenwood, Saskatchewan. She leaves to mourn her nieces and nephews, Marilyn (Myrle) Kuntz, Susan (Frank) Carpenter, Marvin (Koleen) Pillipow, Les Pillipow and numerous other nephews and nieces. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna (Pillipow) Humilowich; her husband, Charles Scott; brothers, Matt (Olga), John, Mike and Bill (Mary); sisters, Marie (Gordon) Zawick and Rose (Peter) Pillipow and her nephew and his wife, Gordon (Rose) Pillipow. The Funeral service will be held at the Kenaston Evangelical Missionary Church on Tuesday, July 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gene Whitehead presiding. Interment will follow at the Kenaston Cemetery.
- Kathleen Emily (nee Prpic) June 20, 1919 - March 28, 2009. On Saturday, March 28, 2009, Kathleen died as she lived, with great dignity, surrounded by love and family. Kathleen Prpic was born and raised, the youngest of nine children of Croatian Immigrants at Kenaston, SK. She married Tony Sekulich in 1938 and raised a family of three daughters. Her family appreciates and is grateful for the gift she had to truly live her life, taking time to smell the roses. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, Mathew and Anna Prpic; her loving husband, Tony; and son-in-law, Dale Schwab. She was the last of her siblings to pass on, the end of her generation. She is lovingly remembered by daughters, Connie Schwab, Bev (Gerry) George and Colleen Sekulich; seven grandchildren, their spouses and sixteen great-grandchildren; Tony's sister, Kay Gibneyand; sister-in-law, Pat Martin; also nieces and nephews. Included is the caring staff of the Davidson & District Health Care Center, her home for the last six years. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Rev. Father Joseph GyimAustin at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK, on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Louise Anna (nee Kowalski) Sinnett went to meet the Lord September 18, 2010 at the Davidson Health Center. Mom was born, raised and educated in Kenaston and area, except for a 3 year period in the 1930s' when the Frank Kowalski family moved to the Sinnett area, where she met her future husband Lawrence. Mom will be greatly missed by: Larry (Pat) Sinnett, Reginald Sinnett, Robert (Bob) Sinnett, Margaret (Ken) Johnson, and Lauraine (George) Tucker. Grandchildren: James Sinnett, Donna (Marcel) Simpson; Nicole (Mike) Davis, Leanne Sinnett; Bradley (Joanna) Johnson, Michael (Pam) Johnson, Ryan (Jolene Hildebrand ) Johnson; David (Laura) Tucker, Tammy (Shane) Franks, Bryan Tucker. Great Grandchildren: Tyson, Brent and Jaeden Simpson; Mackenzie and Danica Davis; Mickail, Ethan, Samuel and Damien Johnson; Fox and Zen Tucker; Christina, Tyler and Wade Franks; Anthony, Sonya, Kody and Keegan Tucker. Sister: LaVern (Mal) Land, sisters-in-law: Ann Kowalski, Rose Paproski, also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents Frank & Margaret (Began) Kowalski, brothers: Lynwood, Leo, Lorne, Les and sister Lenora Tallon. Mom's first priority was always family and she really got to enjoy all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved her flowers and took great pride in her Hollyhocks, she was always working in her garden. Mom enjoyed when company came over to visit and play cards and you could never leave without at least a meal or some of her delicious baking and tea. Mom liked traveling with Dad as long as at least one foot was within 2 feet of the ground. They would visit friends and relatives in the northern states and western Canada; renewing many relationships. Prayer service at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, September 21 at 7:30 pm and the celebration of her life September 22 also at St. Andrews Church at 11:00 am.
- Donald Nicholas "Knotter" Siroski of Kenaston, Sask., age 53 years, passed away suddenly on Tuesday May 23rd. 2006. Knotter is survived by his loving family: Children, Jennifer (Jesse) Schneider & children Jace & Jaiden : Shaleen Siroski & (J.P. Ross) & daughter Graycie : Shannon (Mark) Thoner & son Rylan : Justin Siroski (Jacquie Brown) & Expecting son. Parents Henry & Mazie Siroski : Brothers Les (Pat) Siroski : Barry Siroski : & Dave (Susan) Siroski : Also numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins & other family members. The vigil of prayers Friday May 26th. 2006 at 7:30 P.M. The celebration of Don's (Knotter's) life funeral mass will be on Saturday May 27th. 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Both services at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church Kenaston, Sask. on Saturday May 27th at 10:45 before mass stating a tribute will be given. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Henry Nicholas Siroski was born on December 15, 1920. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 2, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Maizie; sons, Les (Pat), Barry and David (Susan); grandchildren, Jennifer (Jesse) Schneider, Shaleen (John Paul) Ross, Shannon (Mark) Thoner, Justin Siroski, Bradley (Andrea) Siroski, Tara (Jody) George, Jackie (Dallas) Loberg, Steven Siroski, Shelley (Tyler) Townsend, Sarah (Keith) Siroski, Shelby Siroski and Jillian Siroski; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Francis Masich; one brother-in-law; five sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Mary; his son, Don (Knotter) Siroski; five brothers and five sisters. Henry spent his life as an active member of the Kenaston/Davidson community. He was a member of the Kenaston Credit Union board and the Kenaston Parish Council. He loved the land and farmed for 59 years. Church and his faith were a big part of his life. His family always came first and they will miss him dearly. Prayers were held on Feb. 8, 2010 and the Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 9, 2010, both at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Davidson. Interment at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Peter Paul. Peter, age 77 of Kenaston, SK, passed away peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre with his family at his side. Peter is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Violet; his daughter, Margaret, Val, Alissa and Danika Steckler, Colonsay, SK; his sons, Leonard and Sally, Kenaston, SK, Brian, Peggy, Chris and Mike, Englefeld, SK; brother, Henry and Maizie Siroski, Davidson, SK; and his sister, Frances and Louis Masich of Kenaston, SK. Peter was predeceased by his infant daughter, Suzanne Marie and infant grandson, Kurtis Peter; his parents, Steve and Mary; brothers, Steve, Johnny, Frank and Joe; sisters, Mary Kerpan, Annie Lovecky, Pauline at infancy, Helen Beckie, Celia Bartha and Pauline Mantyak. Peter was born on the family farm east of Kenaston July 6, 1927, he was the 13th child of Steve and Mary. Peter worked at various jobs, but his main love was farming. He enjoyed family times together, camping, fishing, playing cards and barbecuing. Prayers will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 3, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK, celebrated by Father Phong Pham. Interment to follow in the family plot.
- Rita Jeanette (nee Ouellette), late of Kenaston, passed away on October 24, 2004, following a long battle with Parkinson Disease. Rita is survived by, children, Betty (Denis) Claire, Tyler, Stephanie Rolheiser; Anne (Travis) Dana, Jarred Alder; Bob (Cathy) Travis, Erika, Matthew Siroski; Maureen (Dennis) Ellen, Vicki, Deanna Rempel; Murray (Della) Blaine, Courtney Siroski; sisters and brothers, Thelma Mutus, Louise (Fern) Poulin, Neil Ouellette, Omar (Helen) Ouellette, Gerry (Anne) Ouellette, Dee (Arol) Guy, Jim (Paulette) Ouellette, Elaine (James) Glasman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Henry (Maizie) Siroski; Francis (Louis) Masich; Violet Siroski, Kenaston; Violet Siroski, Davidson; Anna Sirotski, Saskatoon; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Vigil of Prayers Friday, October 29, 2004, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Rita's Funeral will be held on October 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew's Parish Church in Kenaston, SK, Rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment to follow.
- Minurvia Audrey (nee Butler). It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Minurvia Smales at her home on June 30, 2008. Predeceased by her husband, Tom; her parents, Mary and George Butler; brother, Carmen Butler; and sisters, Olive Leachman and Evelyn DavidsonSmith. Min leaves to mourn her children, Don (Janet) Smales, Ellie (Bill) Hook, Linda Peterson; grandchildren, Jay (Jackie) Smales, Rob (Elaine) Smales, Christy Hook, Jeremy Hook, Erin (Mark) Eyre, Colin Peterson; great-grandchildren, Quin, Robson, Sadie, and Frances; and her sister, Gladis Mutch. Min cherished her time with her family and grandchildren and her love and influence will never be forgotten. Min was born in Bladworth, SK on September 15, 1912 and lived there until she was married to Tom in 1934. During their married life they lived in Kenaston, Erwood, Ridgedale, Codette, Marsden, and finally Saskatoon where they retired in 1975. In each of these places they made life-long friends. Although Min didn't feel up to going out much in the last few years, she took keen interest in the world, reading the paper and watching the news daily. She spent her spare time reading and watching her favorite shows on television. She seldom missed a Blue Jays game or curling game and was even known to watch a Rider game in the last few years. Friends and family were always welcome at Min's where they were treated to a coffee and home baking. Please join us at the celebration of Min's life at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel, 915 Acadia Drive, on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the service a private family interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
- Catherine Kae passed away peacefully on August 28, 2006, at the Victoria Hospital. Kae is survived by her loving husband of 60 years William; daughter Margaret (David) Eaton and grandchildren Megan and Torrey Swan; son Ross; daughter-in-law Sandra Smiley and grandchildren Jason, Christopher and Michael Smiley, as well as her large extended families the Doshens, the Pavelicks and the Carlsons. Born and raised in Kenaston SK, she worked in Regina until she came to Prince Albert as a bride in 1946. Kae was a founding member of St. Joseph's Parish and was an active member of the CWL. She was the first female board member of the Co-op Trust in Canada and an active member of the Cosmopolitan Club. She was an ardent supporter of Dr. Orville Hjertaas and his family in their work for public health. Kae will be remembered for her selfless and untiring community service over the years. Kae was foremost a people person. She had a prodigious memory for where people were and family connections. She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and bridge partners. Memorial Mass will be at a later date in October.
- Mary Anne "Anna" (nee Varsany), of Lutheran Sunset Home in Saskatoon, SK and formerly of Kenaston, SK, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Sunday, September 3, 2006. Anna is survived by her loving family, son, Michael (Juliann) and their children, Sheree (Greg Fertuck), Glenda (Martin Davis), Michelle (Kory Kish), Darren (Donna and Corilie (Cory White); daughter, Mildred (Ladimer Pavelich) and their family, Michael (Carrie), Annette, Virginia (Leonard Cherapacka), Cindy (Dwayne Ziegler), Ladimer (April) and Clayton; daughter, Marion (Joseph Prpich) and their children, Steven (Adrienne), Rocky (Raegan) and Nicholas (Charlene); as well as 22 grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Anna was predeceased by her parents, August and Frances Varsany; her husband, Steve (1981) and grandson, Milton Prpich (1996). Mary Anne was born in Budapest, Hungary February 26, 1915, the only child of Frances and August Varsany. She lost her mother at five years of age. She lived with many adversities in her life. She went to live with her Aunt Mary Barat and they immigrated to Canada when Anna was 15 years of age. She was employed as a domestic by several families in the district prior to her marriage to Steve Sorotski on April 2, 1934. Anna learned knitting, crocheting and fancy stitching at school in Czechoslovakia and was well known in Kenaston for her needlepoint, petit point and crewel handiwork. One year she able to make 39 siwash sweaters, many of them for people in the community. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The celebration of Anna's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 8, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. with Rev. Father Francis Geraldo Celebrant. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Michael Joseph. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Kenaston, SK, at 75 years of age. Michael was born on January 29, 1935 on the family farm, NE 1/4 :10:29:1:W2 in the R.M. of McCraney near Kenaston, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Anna Sorotski; infant daughter, Louise Ann; daughter-in-law, Donna Sorotski; sister, Mildred Pavelich; brothers-in-law, Anton Tisnic, Gordon Matycio, Dan Ackerman, John Eckstein and Lorne Rue; uncles and cousins. He is survived by his loving wife, Juliann; one son, Darren; four daughters, Sheree (Greg Fertuck), Glenda (Martin Davis), Michelle (Kory Kish) and Corelie (Corey White); eight grandchildren, Lucas, Lauren and Lanna Fertuck, Kadence and Keaton Kish, Lexi and Jada White and Junell Sorotski; also one sister, Marion (Joe Prpich); brothers and sisters-in-law, Lillian Tisnic, Muriel Matycio, Ladimer Pavelich, Josephine Ackerman, Grace (Joe Obee), Gladys Rue, Marion (Walter Srochenski), Victor (Iris) Matycio, Roger (Marjorie) Matycio, Ron (Janet) Matycio, Ernest (Bette) Matycio, Virginia (Arnold) Frey; several aunts and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Michael lived all his life on the family farm at Kenaston, where he farmed for 50 years and also developed a successful gravel business for 45 years. Michael was a very hard worker and was very successful at farming and in his gravel business. He served as the Reeve of the R.M. of McCraney for 22 years, was very conscientious about his duties as Reeve and worked hard to serve the ratepayers to the best of his ability. He enjoyed work and employed many people over his years in business. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, bowling, hockey, baseball and most of all playing poker and having a good game of Guts and Kaiser with family and friends. Michael enjoyed travelling to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, the USA and Canada. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at RUH, St. Paul's Hospital, Davidson Health Center and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for their wonderful care over the past six years. To all his relatives and friends for the visits, cards, flowers and food, phone calls while in hospital and at home. For friends so wishing Memorials may be directed to the St. Andrew's Church Fund or to the Canadian Diabetic Assoc., 104 2300 Ave. C N., Saskatoon, SK, S7L 5Z5. The Vigil of Prayers, Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Both services at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. Celebrant Rev. Father Joseph GyimAustin. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Marcelle (nee Poulin) February 4, 1922 - February 20, 2009. Mom passed quietly into God's arms on Friday, February 20 at Trinity Care Centre, Penticton. She was predeceased by her husband, Jule (1998); her parents, Georges and Florina Poulin; five sisters and three brothers. Left to mourn are her children, Janet (Bob) Gregory, Susan (Jim) Elder, Barbara Coleman, Neil and Jeff (Joan); eight grandchildren; one great grandson; her sisters, Jacqueline and Martha; brothers, Fern and Claude; as well as a large extended family. Mom was born in Montreal and spent her childhood in Ottawa. She married Jule in 1946 and they moved to Kenaston, later Kindersley and Saskatoon, SK. After retirement they moved to Oliver, BC and enjoyed several years of sun and golf. She loved to laugh and her sense of humour remained even when illness made her life difficult. The family wishes to thank the kind staff at Trinity Care Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, February 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Parkview Funeral Home with Father Pat Monette officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- George Sulik passed away peacefully on December 22, 2006 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 94. George was predeceased by his wife, Bernadette; Parents, John & Katarina; Brother John; Sisters Maria, sister Imelda, Catherine, Mary, Anne, Martha, Emily & Helen. He is survived by children, Rosalie, Rod Bistcho, Dana Sklar (nee Dan Sulik), Lanny & Rita (Gary) Knuth; grandchildren Dylan & Dana Knuth, sisters Jo & Frances and many nieces & nephews. George was born and lived most of his life on the family farm, then in the town of Kenaston Sask. He moved to Saskatoon in 2004. The vigil of prayers will be held on Wed. Dec. 27th. 2006 at 7:30 P.M. The celebration of George's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28th. 2006 at 10:30 A.M. Both services at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
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- Jim Taylor (1938 - 2013) of Kenaston SK, aged 75 years, passed away suddenly at his residence on Sunday October 27, 2013. Jim is survived by his loving family: son Curt (Shelly) Taylor and family Austin and Jake; Kelly (Brian) Greenwald and family Becky, Emma and Kyla; Jay (Michel) Taylor and family Linley (friend Austin) and daughter Annika, Justin and Andrew; Aaron (Cindy) Taylor and family Eric, Ethan and Elana; Jaime (Rob) Klassen and family Jayde, Isaiah and Ella; brothers and sisters Ellen McDonald, Bonnie (Al) McKay, Arnold (Sharon) Taylor, Gordon (Diane) Taylor, Glenda (Ron) Siemens, Maureen (Rick) Ketchum; brothers and sisters-in-law Dene (Gloria) Shepherdson, Brenda (Merv) Edwards, Neil (Sheila) Shepherdson and Nola (Barry) Zinn. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife Pat, his parents Jake and Pearl, sister Alice Robichaud and brother-in-law Jim McDonald. The funeral service will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kenaston Place in Kenaston SK. Interment will be held at the family plot, Kenaston Community Cemetery, following the service.
- Patricia Bernice (nee Shepherdson) March 17, 1949 - June 27, 2009. Patricia Bernice Taylor of Kenaston, SK, age 60 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 27, 2009 with family at her side in the Royal University Hospital , Saskatoon, SK. Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Jim and children, Curt (Shelly) Taylor of Saskatoon, Kelly (Brian) Greenwald of Unity, Jay (Michel) Taylor of Luseland, Aaron (Cindy) Taylor of Bashaw, AB, Jaime Taylor of Saskatoon, SK and their families. A full obituary will be placed in a later edition. The Anglican funeral service will be held on Friday, July 3rd, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kenaston Town Hall. Lunch to follow.
- Eugene Raymond Thompson age 88, passed away on October 30, 2011 in Lethbridge, Alberta with family by his side. Gene was born on May 14, 1923 in Saskatoon to Vernon and Hazel Thompson, and grew up on a farm outside of Kenaston. He proudly served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945. Gene was a real people person and worked in pharmaceutical sales and then real estate sales. He was active in the Mennonite church and a prominent member of Toastmasters for 48 years. Gene married Lillian Remple on December 20, 1975. They enjoyed many wonderful years together traveling between their homes in Saskatoon, Arizona and their cabin at Waskesiu, before moving to Lethbridge in 2002. Gene was active and outgoing throughout his life. He had a love of the outdoors and was involved in numerous activities including baseball, hockey, skating, cycling, golf and curling. Gene was also an accomplished musician, outstanding dancer, and a sharp pool player. But his greatest pleasure in life was being with his family, especially his grandchildren, with whom he made many lasting memories. Gene is survived by his dear wife Lillian, and sons Brian Thompson of Montreal, Terry and Ellen Remple of San Diego, Glen and Melanie Remple of Saskatoon, and his cherished grandchildren Jason, Allison, Kelsey, Alanna and Zachary. Gene was predeceased by his parents, and son Darrell Remple. A memorial service to celebrate Gene's life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Coaldale Mennonite Church, 2317 17 Street, Coaldale, AB. Interment of cremains and memorial service at the family plot in the Protestant section in the Kenaston Cemetery on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. SK.
- Florence Grace (nee Butler) Thompson, age 87 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2005, at Parkridge Centre. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, Ruthven David; sons, Wayne (Eleanor), Robert (Sherry) and David (Susan); grandchildren, Joanne, Kevin, Kelly, Pamela, Paula, Dylan, Jennifer, Janis, Heather, and Courtney; great grandchild, Nevaeh; brothers, Harold, Lawrence and Howard Butler. She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Janet Butler; sisters, Gertrude, Janet, and Pearl; brothers, Arthur, Clarence, and Kenneth. This kind and gentle lady, who was a loving and caring wife and mother, always had nice words and thoughts about everyone. Florence was born on May 13, 1918 at Bladworth, SK. She loved her career as an elementary school teacher and superannuated from teaching at 65 years of age. She had a passion for music and took pride in having her students perform in school pageants and at music festivals. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. at the Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Drive). Interment to follow at Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Ruthven Dave Thompson, age 90, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital on Thursday November 27, 2008. Dave will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughter-in-law Eleanor, sons Robert (Sherry), David (Susan), daughter-in-law Heather Shouse; grandchildren Joanne (Norm), Kevin (Nancy), Kelly (Autumn), Pamela, Paula (Brian), Dylan, Jennifer, Janis, Heather and Courtney; great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Ethan, Tate, and Parker. He was predeceased by Florence, his wife of 63 years, son Wayne, parents Mary and William, brother Vernon, and sisters Leona and Arrena. Dave was born in Kenaston, SK on December 23, 1917, where he farmed within the district before moving to Saskatoon. Dave was a Certified Journeyman Electrician, employed by Eaton's for 25 years. He was also a devoted member of the Masonic Lodge for the better part of his long life. Dave was well respected as being a man with "hands of many talents". He possessed the inate ability to build, repair, and invent. He willingly shared his knowledge and skills with family and friends. The Funeral Service for Dave will be held on Monday December 1, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon). Interment will follow at Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Anton Joseph Tisnic passed away peacefully at the Sherbrooke Veteran Village on Monday, January 14, 2008. Left to mourn are his wife of 60 years, Lillian (Matycio); his children, Gloria (Don George), Garry (Dayna), Geraldine (Jim Piper), Kelvin (Linda); and nine grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Anton was born February 19, 1923 to Anton and Minnie (Thatch) Tisnic. He was second oldest child of a family of eight. He is remembered by his brothers and sisters, Thomas (Olga), Ann Anderson, Peter, Leonard (Esther); as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Anton was a veteran of the overseas paratroopers of 1942 1945. He farmed outside of Kenaston from 1945 til 1972, then worked at the Kenaston Co-op til retirement of 1982. He was a proud husband and father of all of his wife and children's achievements. His favorite pastime was watching his son, grandson and great grandchildren play hockey. He was a true patriot of his community. A special thank you to the staff of the Sherbrooke, Rosetown, Outlook, Davidson Nursing facilities and hospitals, that dad spent his last five months with. Anton was predeceased by his grandson, Travis; his parents; his in-laws, Joe and Antoinio Matycio; his sisters, Mary, Kathleen, Carolyn; and his in-laws, Lillian, Frank, Walter, Johnny, Dan and Gordon. Funeral Service will be held at Kenaston Place, Friday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m., Reverend Gene Whitehead officiating.
- Peter Tisnic, age 81, passed away July 12, 2010 at the Manitou Lodge, Watrous. Peter was born June 10, 1929 on the family farm by Kenaston. He married the love of his life Lillian on April 14, 1958. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. He enjoyed going for coffee and visiting. Peter will be remembered for his love of cooking, his laughter and smiling face and the way he dealt with his failing health. Peter will be greatly missed by his family and friends that knew him. Peter is survived by his children Brenda, Ray (Fay), Judy (Billy), and Cheryl (Brent); grandchildren Brandy, Jen, Les, B.J., Megan, Jonah, Melissa and Brett; great-grandchildren Tristan, Lacy, Damien, Darius and Holden; brother, Leonard; and sister-in-law Ester Tisnic; his brothers-in-law Andy Bryson, Leslie Harris, Frankie Sagen, and his sisters-in-law Lillian Tisnic, Olga Tisnic, Elaine Hadiuk and Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Marvin Evans and numerous neices and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Lillian M. Tisnic, his parents Anton and Minnie Tisnic, his brothers and sisters Caroline, Mary, Annie, Kathleen, Anton and Thomas; also his brothers-in-law Frank and Walter. A graveside service was held at Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask. on Friday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Lunch followed at the Sunshine Room, Kenaston Hall.
- Beatrice Paula (nee Krupka) of Northside Manor, Davidson SK. passed away at the Davidson Health Centre on Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at the age of 78 after a long journey with kidney disease and cancer. Her devotion to her faith carried us all, as she remained a source of strength and determination during her many battles. Beatrice Krupka was born on June 16, 1932 to Martin and Margaret Krupka on the family farm in the Salvador, Donegal area. She was the fourth child in a family of eleven children. She attended Deer Lodge School. Beatrice married Jack Tomyn on June 16, 1953 and they made their home on the Tomyn family farm in the Briggs District near Bladworth and Kenaston. Beatrice is survived by her loving family: Daughters Nancy (Wes) Dezotell and their children, Chad (Amanda) Dezotell and Jaret Dezotell; Debbie Tomyn and her children, David (Shawna) and Sydney Vanghel, Diane (Jason Brakefield), Lea and Madison and Mark Vanghel; Kim (Lee) Storey and children, Angela (Cory) Vanwyk, Brooklynn and Alexander, Chris Storey (Danica) and Jacklyn Storey; Special niece Annette (Terry) Low and children, Jason (Arlene) Low, Farrah, and Finn, Janna (Charlie) Gray, Austin and Aiden, and Jamie Low; Grandson Adam (Natasha) MacLeod; Sisters Agnes Sarich, Ann Neetz, Louise Krupka, Rose (Raymond) Kopp; Brother Leo (Janet) Krupka; Sistersin-law Evelyn and Diane Krupka; Brothers-inlaw Matt (Margaret) Tomyn, Bill (Kathy) Tomyn; Special uncle Mike Shymko. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband Jack (1991); sons Bruce (2008), Michael (1974); Father Martin (1979); Mother Margaret (2008); Brothers Jack (2005), Martin (2009), Hubert (2007), Peter and Joseph (in infancy); Jack's parents Peter Tomyn (1969), Annie Tomyn (1977); and Sister-in-law Liz Muzyka (1986). The Vigil of Prayer Service was held on Sunday May 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday May 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Both services were held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston Sask.
- Bruce John Tomyn, of Cowston, BC (formerly of Bladworth, SK), passed away suddenly March 14, 2008 at age 53. Bruce resided at The Moog and Friends Hospice, Penticton, BC. Bruce is survived by his loving family, mother, Beatrice Tomyn; sister, Nancy (Wes) Dezotell and children, Chad and Jaret; sister, Debbie Tomyn (Larry McLaren) and her three children, David (Shawna), Sydney Vanghel, Diane (Jason), Lea Vanghel, Mark Vanghel; sister, Kim (Lee) Storey and their three children, Angela (Brooklynn), Chris and Jacklyn; special cousin, Annette (Terry) Low and their three children, Jason (Arlene) Low, Farrah and Finn; Janna (Charlie) Gray, Austin and Aiden, Jamie Low; grandmother, Margaret Krupka (101 years); also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and very special friends. Bruce was predeceased by his father, Jack Tomyn (1991) and brother, Michael Tomyn (1974). The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Both services at Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK. Celebrant Rev. Father Francis Geraldo. Interment family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.
- Juanita Maude (nee Burke) passed on to be with her Heavenly Father December 11, 2004 at Stensrud Lodge Care Home in Saskatoon. Cherishing her love and memories are her sons Ward (Linda) and Clark (Toni) and her daughter Robyn (Dalton) Burke; fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Roy (Lillian) and Richard (Mary) and sisters-in-law Mickie, Hilda and Alice.Juanita was predeceased by her husband Mel, son Craig, parents Dalton and Bertha, sisters Isabelle and Angeline, and brother Maurice. Juanita was born in Carevale, Saskatchewan on August 15, 1922, the youngest child of Dalton and Bertha Burke. She married Melvin Tweet in Yorkton on May 27, 1944 while Mel was serving in the RCAF. Later they moved to the Kenaston and Bladworth districts and farmed until retirement. Juanita's faith in God, love for her family, music and nature, her sense of humor and wit and her beautifully expressive blue eyes touched the lives of her family, friends and caregivers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14 at Kenaston Evangelical Missionary Church in Kenaston.
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- Anna Lillian (nee Moen) Westman passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 in the Outlook Hospital at the age of 86. She was born on her grandmother Moen's homestead on October 19, 1920. She grew up, married Rowland Westman and lived practically all her life in the Kenaston district. Books and education were highly valued by her. After retiring from the farm in 1969 due to Rowland's ill health, she earned her Grade twelve equivalency, took art classes and trained in tax accounting. She was employed by the Kenaston Rural Telephone Company as secretary-treasurer; was manager of Sask. Housing, and also ran a private tax accounting service. She was highly involved in the organizing of Kenaston Seniors Inc. and establishing Adam's Centre. In 2003, when keeping up her house and yard became difficult she moved to Outlook to a Senior Housing Apartment. Lillian is loved and remembered by her children: Marilyn (Mac) McCuaig of Saskatoon, Betty (Orville) Spence of Outlook, Robert (Idelle) Westman of Kenaston, Lorine (Bill) Sweeney of Vermilion, Don (Barb) Westman of Fort Saskatchewan, Ray (Marg) Westman of Innisfail; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grand children; three sisters Carole (Jack) Plumb, Stella Archibald and Joy McCall; one brother Jack (Linda) Moen; brothers-in-law Waldon (Dorothy) Westman, Monte Hunter, sisters-in law Phyllis (George) Webb, Ollie Westman, Anne Moen, and numerous extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jesse Rowland Westman, sister Dorothy and brother Delbert. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. in Kenaston Place, Kenaston, SK.
- Earl Westman. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Earl on December 29th, 2010 after a lengthy illness at the age of 73. Earl was born on the Eaton family farm at Leroy, Sask. on May 19, 1937. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Corinne. Children, Susan (Remi), Jerad, Kelsey and Danielle Lamarche, Leslie (Shane) Makenna, Kale, Macy and Tate Lokos, Joni (Reg) Kiley, Taryn and Chase Zdunich, Scot Westman and his children, Jessica and Arley. Earl's siblings Evelyn (Glenn) McVeigh, Norm (Marg) Westman, Shirley (Jim) Sanderson, Dawna (Laurie) Astle and families. Sister-in-law Gwen Lemay and brother-in-law Ray (Tracy) Lewington; as well as numerous family members and friends. Earl was predeceased by his by his parents Laura and Cornelius (Slim) Westman; Corinne's parents, Clarence and Evelyn Lewington; as well as infant brother, Ernest. Earl grew up in the Zid District and attended Zid School. He started working away from home at the young age of 15. He was well respected for his work ethic, wisdom, family values, advice and a keen sense of humor. In November of this year he was proud to receive his 50 year award from the International Union of Operating Engineers. Earl was a Pipeliner and farmer but also enjoyed equipment sales. He was a long standing member of the Kenaston Lions Club, served as a Councillor for the RM of McCraney and Board Member of the Kenaston Credit Union. He found enjoyment in Standardbred Horse Racing, Auction Sales and coffee with his friends, but most importantly spending time with family. Funeral Service to be held Monday January 3, 2011, 2 p.m. at Kenaston Place officiated by Pastor Gene Whitehead of the Kenaston Evangelical Church.
- Alexander Herbert (September 16, 1944 - December 15, 2005). It is with deep emotion that we announce the passing of Alexander Herbert Wilson of Kenaston, at the age of 61 years. We know that Dad's last step from this earth has ushered him into the amazing presence of his Heavenly Father and an indescribable heavenly home not marked by the pain and suffering of this world, and for that we rejoice. But we also acknowledge the immeasurable void that has been left where our Dad used to stand in our lives. Dad's greatest joy was his grandchildren. He loved them beyond measure and generously shared his time, his presence, his prayers and his unfailing love. He was a remarkable man, an honourable man, a man of integrity and love... A man we will miss and long for everyday that we remain here without him. Our comfort comes from the knowledge that we will see him again, that we will be reunited with him in a perfect heavenly home, in the arms of a Father who loves us without limit... together again. Dad was predeceased by his parents, John and Eileen Wilson; an infant brother; and parents-in-law, Ernest and Velma Evans. He leaves to celebrate and carry on his legacy his life partner, his helpmate, his friend, his lover and beloved wife of 42 years, Muriel; his daughter, Shannon (Brad) Wiens; sons, Cameron (Melanie) and Quinn (Naomi); grandchildren, Tyson, Graham, Callie, Erin, Cabri, Abby, Jesse and Rainy. Also sister, Mary (Len) Hart; brothers-in-law, Marvin (Marilyn) Evans; sisters-in-law, Virginia (John) Nordlee, June Evans (Hugh), together with numerous nieces and nephews, friends and relatives. We would like to acknowledge the devotion and care of the Cancer Clinic doctors and staff, specifically Dr. Voralia, Dr. McAllister, Dr. Fibich and Jen who tirelessly wage the medical war with cancer every day. A special thanks to Mary Brennan, manager of nursing, and the excellent staff on 6100. We thank you for your compassionate care, your professionalism and your devotion to our Dad and us as his family. Without you we could not have fought the medical battle of the last three years. We are extremely grateful for the extra time your efforts have granted us with our Dad. What more can we say? A celebration of Dad's life will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Kenaston Place.
- Carl Woydon (April 5th, 1944 - August 8th, 2011). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Woydon, at the age 67 years. Carl was born in Kenaston and passed away at his home in Saskatoon. He was predeceased by parents Tony and Annie Woydon. He is survived by two sisters Caroline, Helen; daughter April Dawn; sons Glen, Shawn and many nephews and nieces. Carl had just retired from local union 870 where he last worked at the Lloydminster Upgrader, as a crane operator. People who loved and cared about him are welcome to attend a Memorial Service that will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Friday August 12th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with interment and reception to follow.
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- George Daniel (March 8, 1927 - June 19, 2012). Mr. George Daniel Yelich passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary at the age of 85 years. George was born in Kenaston, Saskatchewan; the oldest child of George and Kata Yelich, who immigrated to Canada from Croatia. George is survived by his wife and caregiver, Beverly; his children, Rozalind, Sandra (Luiz), Bette Jane, Kevin, Trevor, and Kristi; his grandchildren, Cass (Aimie), Haley (Randy), Erin (Frank), Alyssa, Veronica, Zoe, Paige, Teva, and Xennan; his great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Isabella, Sierra, and Chase; his sisters, Mary Legros, Ana Yelich, and Betty Kravinchuk, as well as his brother, Matthew (Lynne) Yelich. He is also survived by his "other son", Andrew (Colleen) Smith; Bev's daughter, Jolene (Kevin) and their children; his sisters-in-law, Shirley Yelich, Gloria, Marge and Brenda Zdunich; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Francis (1954); his father George (1968); his mother Kata (1986), and his brother Joe (2009). George was an early riser and a hard worker. He will long be remembered for his: "grip", love of Ford trucks, playing cards, making calls, "George jokes", never forgetting his roots, and his generosity. He always enjoyed visits with the men who had worked for him. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gorrie, Dr. Buie, Dr. Giannoccaro, the nursing staff at Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals, and caregivers from Home Instead and Staywell, particularly Mackenzie, for their care and support. Prayers and Funeral Services were held in Calgary. Interment will be at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Saskatchewan on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
- Joseph. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joe on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at the age of 72. Joe was born on May 10, 1937 on the family farm north of Kenaston, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Katy and George Yelich; also his sister Frances Yelich. He is survived by his wife Shirley (Welch), sons Rick, Brad (Sherry), Greg (Anita), Mitch (Norma), daughter Leanne (Bryce McLean), brothers George (Bev), Matt (Lynne), sisters Mary (George Legros), Ana, Betty Kravinchuk, and numerous grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Joe spent the majority of his life doing what he loved most which was farming in the Kenaston area. He had spent ten winters working up north with Kenaston Drilling and also owned and operated the Bradwell Hotel for fifteen years. His interests were snowmobiling, quading, hockey, fishing, & cooking. Thanks to all for the many visits, cards and gifts. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston SK on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 11:00am with Father Joseph Gyim-Austin presiding.
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- Drago Carl Zagor (April 1, 1934 - August 15, 2011). The family of Drago Zagor announces his passing at St. Paul's Hospital on August 15, 2011. A family graveside service was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery, Kenaston.
- Anton Louis "Tony". It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our husband, father and grandpa, Anton Louis Zdunich on the morning of September 22, 2009. Tony was born on June 15, 1919 to Nicola and Roza. He grew up in the Kenaston area where he lived and farmed his whole life. He married Marie Deitner in 1943 and together they raised eight children. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie; and their children, Louis (Dorothy), Gerard (Regina), Teresa (Bill), David (Joanne), Lorelei (Duane), Eugene (Eileen), Mark (Kathy) and son-in-law, Bill Ringdal; as well as 30 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jack; and sisters, Ann, Helen and Roz. Tony was predeceased by his daughter, Laverne; granddaughter, Elly; son-in-law, Daniel Lorer; as well as his parents and siblings, Joe, Tillie, Nic, John and Theresa. He maintained his interest and kept abreast of modern farming practices as well as politics and world events as they unfolded. He was an active and faith-filled member of St. Andrew's Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Tony was R.M. Councillor from 1951 to 1970 at which time he became Reeve of the R.M. of McCraney, a position he held until 1980. He also served on many local and regional boards. Tony enjoyed travelling, camping and fishing with Marie and their friends and family members. On these travels they met many folks that they have kept in contact with over the years. He also enjoyed trips to the casino and playing cards with friends and his family. Dad enjoyed holiday poker games with children and grandchildren which allowed him a chance to recoup some of the costs of raising a large family. Sundays and holidays spent with his ever growing family were special for Dad. His well-lived life was filled with much joy, some sadness and the love of many. He will be forever in our hearts. Prayers will be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2009. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew's Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
- Jack Zdunich, who resided at the Thomson Care Home in Milden, Sask., formerly of Kenaston, Sask., age 92 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Jack was born on the farm, two miles north of Kenaston on June 21, 1917. He was educated in Kenaston and farmed in that area. He was predeceased by his parents, Nicola and Rosa Zdunich and siblings, Joe, Tillie, Tony, Nic, John and Teresa and two brothers in infancy. Jack is survived by sisters, Rose Munro of Prince George, B.C., Helen (Harry) Chapin of Kelowna, B.C. and Ann Libke of Hanley, Sask.; sisters-in-law, Mary Zdunich and Marie Zdunich; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Vigil of Prayers was held on May 17, 2010 at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial was said on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Father Joseph Gyim-Austin officiating. Both services were held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, Sask. Special music was provided by Angie Weisner with the choir in attendance. Special hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Prayer of St. Francis”. Pallbearers were Greg Zdunich, Daryl Libke, Brenda Zdunich, Doug Zdunich, Lynne Yelich and Louis Zdunich. Interment in the family plot, St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Josephine (October 17, 1942 - April 18, 2013). It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear sister, cousin and aunt after a brief cancer illness. She was predeceased by parents, Joseph and Katherine Zdunich and sister Florence Welder. Josephine will be lovingly remembered by brother Bernard (Cecilia), sisters, Eleanor (Bill) Kotylak, Jean Zdunich, Joan (Fred) Wilson, Frances (Doug) Gibbons, as well as her aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calgary on Monday, April 29, with The Rev. Luis Moreno Nava, presiding. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated June 10 at 9:00 AM at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK, with the Rev. Joseph Gyim-Austin Presider. Interment is to follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Josephine's family through www.evanjstrong.com. The family thanks the doctors and nurses in the ICU and Unit 102 at Foothills Hospital Calgary.
- Louis M. of Kenaston entered into eternal life with his lord on December 14, 2014. Louis passed peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre after a long battle with cancer. Louis was born in Regina on January 22, 1944 to Anton and Marie Zdunich. Louis is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughter Debra (Lyle) Froehlich and their children Sam, Liam and Molly; son Ken and his children Dalton, Kara-lee and Weylan; daughter Michelle (Dean) Blenkinsop and their children Riley, Ayslee, Thea and Maia; and son Jason (Crystal) and their children Jessica, Shannyn, Matthew and Justin. He is also survived by his mother Marie Zdunich; and siblings Gerald (Gina), Teresa (Bill Allen), David (Jo), Lorelei (Dwayne Theaker), Gene (Eileen), Mark (Kathy); mother-in-law Aileen Sanderson, brother-in-law Jim (Shirley) Sanderson, and numerous neices and nephews, great-neices and -nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his father Anton; his sister Laverne Ringdal and her daughter Elly; brother-in-law Dan Lorer and father-in-law Jim Sanderson.
Louis lived his life in Kenaston where he did what he loved, farming and raising his family. He was raised in the St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church where he was an active member and a member of the Knights of Columbus, until his illness made it too hard for him. His funeral was held at St. Andrew’s RC church in Kenaston on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Prayers were on Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
- Mary Cecilia (nee Sarich) 1921 - 2012. Mom began her spiritual journey on April 17, 2012 at the age of 91. Mary Cecilia Sarich was born on January 8, 1921 at Hanley, Saskatchewan, the fourth of eight children born to Martin and Mary Sarich. Mary married Joseph Zdunich on November 6, 1943. They farmed and raised four children in the Bladworth district. Mary is survived by: daughters Margaret, Brenda, Beverly (George); daughter-in-law Gloria; seven granddaughters Lana, Lisa, Lavonne, and Lori Zdunich, Jolene Mundt (Kevin Klimuk), Lorlee (Todd) Cole and Leah (Velon) Herback; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Eva Fawcett, Anne Sarich and Kitty Masich; her sisters-in-law Marie Zdunich, Rose Munro, Helen Chapin and Anne Libke; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by husband Joseph (1972), son Gerald (2000); parents Martin and Mary Sarich; brothers John, Mike, and Louis Sarich; and sister Vera Wasden. A vigil of prayers will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Resurrection will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Davidson, Sask. Interment will be held at the family plot, St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, Sask.
- Trevor Daniel (March 31, 1968 — June 13, 2015).
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Trevor Daniel Zdunich. He is survived by his mother Loraine (Jim) Walmsley; brother Keven (Joann); niece Lacey; nephew Cylus; numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins; many treasured friends and his faithful dog, Basil. Trevor was predeceased by his father Clarence Zdunich; grandparents Dan and Annie Zdunich and Peter and Helen Sarich; Uncles Leonard, James, Daniel, Stanley and Gabriel. Trevor grew up on the family farm outside of Kenaston, Sask. Once he was done high school he moved to Zama City to begin his 30-year career in the oilfield. He returned home to the family farm in the spring of 2015, until his untimely passing on June 13, 2015. He will be fondly remembered for his one-of-a-kind sense of humour and his unique personality. He was loved by everyone and touched many lives. Trevor had a strong love and passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, Ford trucks, his work and farming, Mud Bog Racing, his family and his loyal and countless friends. A celebration of Trevor’s life was held on Monday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at Kenaston Place.
- Victor Michael Zdunich of Hanley, SK, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2004 in a Saskatoon hospital. The Vigil of Prayers will be held on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Kenaston, SK. The celebration of Victor's life Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with rev. Father Phong Pham officiating. Interment, family plot St. Andrew's Cemetery, Kenaston, SK. Victor is survived by his loving family; wife, Margaret; sisters-in-law, Blanche Loberg and Wynnie Anderson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews and other family members.
- Joseph 'Joe' was grassroots Saskatchewan. Born February 6, 1914 on Sec. 12, Tp 29, Rge 8, near Outlook, Sask. he grew up on the farm at Kenaston. His mother's people came from the Rusyn village of Porac in what is now Slovakia while his father came from the Slovak village of Kravany. Joe had a flair for language in general, Slavic languages in particular. He enjoyed verse, would often recite it. Social dancing came less easily but he could cut a rug. He liked singing. Trained in the art of debate, taking the other side came naturally to Joe, infuriatingly so at times. His early life was marked by the death of his mother. From tragedy came resourcefulness. As the oldest child he had to take on adult responsibilities. One was learning to cook. His specialties were soups and stews. Joe never asked how you were he asked if you'd eaten, his way of giving love and affection. The first time Grade 12 was offered in his hometown he was in the graduating class. From there he returned to Outlook for his first year of university; the only Catholic at the Lutheran college, he was ecumenical before it was in. Up at Normal School in Saskatoon Joe was called into the principal's office for not applying himself to his studies. It seems he was caught up in his extracurricular activities, a pattern that emerged in full creative force in Joe's life, where avocation was as important as vocation. Graduate he did, but it was the Depression, there were no teaching jobs. During that time in his life he learned the art of recycling. In 1937 he entered the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Two years later he met the shy and lovely Jessie Shewan. Joe married well. They had four children. Their home at 503-5th Avenue was the hub of the community when he organized sport for his two oldest sons. As a boy he had played sport in stolen moments away from farm work. At university he indulged his passion. Later, in his years as an agricultural economist for Canada Department of Agriculture, inbetween doing crop-yield surveys in rural areas he was busy arranging baseball games. After harvest he would begin to write up his report. There didn't seem to be any urgency. Sometime in the winter, in-between hockey games, the report would be written and mailed to Ottawa. In those years Joe's life had a seamless quality. Its rhythm was determined as much by the seasons as the calendar. One winter he coached five hockey teams. Don't worry, his brother Frank told Jessie, Joe will get out of sport when the kids grow up. He never did his focus just shifted is all. By the early 70s, after managing the first Canadian National Baseball team at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in 1967, he started his volunteer board member phase. An archivist, he saved the minutes from every meeting he went to, no mean feat considering he belonged to 18 different sport, culture and heritage organizations at one time. Late 70s, he got on a plane for the first time and flew to Czechoslovakia to meet his six first cousins. Got such a kick out of them he flew back four more times. Early 80s, he and his daughter wrote a book on Saskatchewan hockey. In the 90s Joe became a fixture on coffee row, five coffee rows to be exact. That was somewhat curtailed a few years ago when Joe ran into a bus, totalled his car, and quit driving. Bus driver gets out, says to Joe, Are you all right? Turns out, he had played ball (or was it hockey?) for Joe. In his prime Joe seemed to know everyone in Saskatchewan. He was great with one-liners, knew how to work a banquet room. Yet at the same time he was a thinker. Alone in the early mornings in the solitude of his living room, who knows what Joe was thinking when he played his endless game of Solitaire, worked a crossword, or read history. Joe was predeceased by his mother Sophie Voytilla and his father Joe Zeman Sr. The oldest in the inner-circle of his generation, Joe outlived them all, including wife Jessie, brother Frank (Peggy), sister Alice Stacowich (Mike), sister-in-law Alice Hooker (ex-husband Jim), wife Jessie's cousin, Jessie Carson (Bob). Years ago he was saddened by the death of his infant son, Alan; later, by the deaths of nephews Dennis and Ian; more recently, the death of eldest grandson Brent. Until April 23rd when Joe was admitted to hospital he lived with his youngest son and last dog Biela, with his daughter walking distance away. Those left to mourn his passing include: sons Gary, Dale, Kevan, daughter Brenda (Tommy Lee); grandchildren Scott, Suzanne, Chad, Spencer and families; nieces Linda and Heather and families; nephews Bryan, Joe, Don and families. Joe was wide-awake on Canada Day. Late-afternoon, July 2nd, Joe passed away with Brenda, friend Kevin Krofchek and his dog at his bedside. The Visitation will be at Saskatoon Funeral home on Tuesday July 7th, 2009 at 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will commence at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 8th at St. Philip Neri Church on Munroe and Taylor. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Fellowship will be offered at Edwards Centre at 4:30 p.m. (parking at Saskatoon Funeral Home). Joe was the ultimate volunteer. He gave generously of himself and his pocketbook.
- Jack (April 5, 1926 - March 25, 2013). Jack Zepp, of Samaritan Place, Saskatoon passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on March 25, 2013, the same hospital where he was born nearly 87 years ago. Jack spent his early years on a farm near Kenaston, Saskatchewan. His earliest memories were of the severe drought during the "dirty thirties" and perhaps this was why he was a longtime supporter of the CCF party. He never forgot the ruined crops, the dust storms and the grasshopper plagues. These harsh realities led to his father abandoning the family farm, in 1937 and moving his wife and children, along with his machinery and their other possessions, to a section of land near Yorkton, where life became a little easier. Jack attended high school at St. Joseph's College, Yorkton. From the age of 16, he spent several winters at lumber camps in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 1948, Jack married Ahaphia Andrejchuk and they moved onto their own half-section. Three sons quickly followed and, ten years later, a daughter. In 1957, they bought the Zepp family section and farmed it until 1966, at which time the family moved into Yorkton. After working as a service manager for Carnduff Motors, Jack became the manager of the new Western Development Museum, a position he held until 1986. After a brief stint in Real Estate, he retired to Spitiwood Acres where he enjoyed golf, gardening and family visits. Jack was also a longtime member of the Lions Club and was known internationally as the "King Pin Trader". He designed many of the Club pins. In 2004, Jack and Ahaphia moved to Saskatoon. In the fall of 1995, Jack began painting. Like many other untutored "folk" artists, he drew subjects from his memory. He began by illustrating scenes and incidents from his early life, such as his parentsí homestead, old threshing machines at work, ploughing with oxen, and (inevitably) grasshoppers and gophers. Accompanied by Ahaphia, he took to driving around the province photographing landscapes and buildings that appealed to him such as a round barn or an old farmhouse. These would often then be found placed in the middle of the Qu'Appelle valley, one of his favourite subjects. Jack was predeceased by his parents John (1960), Eva (1962) and his sister, Marjory Hoffman (2010). He is survived by Ahaphia, sons Jack (Joanne), Norman (Judith), James and daughter Anna Marie; grandchildren Julie Rutledge (Daniel), Ryan (Lyndsey Niddrie) , Jeffrey, Melissa (Kristian Watters); great-grandchildren Liam, Avery, Madelyn, Shea. He is also survived by his sisters, Eugenia Wegner, Sr. Gertrude Zepp, Dorothy Zepp and his brother Lawrence Zepp as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the chapel of the Samaritan Place Nursing home, Saskatoon, where he lived contentedly for the past year. Also, a grave side interment will be held at the Yorkton City Cemetery in June. Date to be announced.
- Helen (nee Weisbeck) February 13, 1940 - May 17, 2014. After a one year struggle with cancer, Helen succumbed to her illness on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Royal University Hospital. Helen is survived by her husband Bill; son Brian; and two brothers Roy (Cora) Weisbeck and Henry (Marcella) Weisbeck. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Catherine (Schnurr) Weisbeck; her in-laws Jacob and Elizabeth (Boehm) Zerr; her two children Robert and Donna Zerr; and two nieces Sandra Weisbeck and Barbara Supynuk. Helen was born on the farm near Kenaston, SK. She started her education in a rural school called Sid. She moved with her family to Saskatoon and attended Sion and Mayfair schools. With her family, she moved to Regina, attended Scott Collegiate and later Business College. She was employed with SaskTel for 10 years. Helen and Bill were married in 1964 and made their home in Saskatoon. Helen was a member of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, CWL, Tops Club, Red Hat Society and volunteered with Special Olympics. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 222 Willow Street, Saskatoon, celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Ron Beechinor. Rite of Committal in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery will follow.
- Betty "Betts" (nee Jarvis) March 20, 1923 - September 3, 2008. It is with great sadness the family of Betty Zielke announce her passing September 3, 2008. Left to mourn are her sister, Muriel Jarvis; brothers, Colin (Nolli) Jarvis and Berwyn Jarvis; brother-in-law, Erwin (Myrtle) Zielke; sister-inlaw Gladys Zielke; nieces and nephews; and her adopted, Clark family. Betty was predeceased by her father, Everett; mother, Esther and brother, Ralph; her husbands, Clifford Betts and Herman Zielke. Betty was born in Kenaston and attended school there. She served in the R.C.A.F. and later was employed in the payroll dept. of U. of S. for 30 years. Betty will be missed by the many who knew and loved her including those children who called her Grandma Betty. She will be remembered for her friendship, care and concern for others. Her life exemplified her Christian faith. The service will be held Monday, September 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Saskatoon Free Methodist Church, 2221 Hanselman Court. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Dora of Saskatoon passed away suddenly at Royal University Hospital on Friday, June 24, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Dora will be missed and lovingly remembered by her three sons, Francis, Larry, both of Saskatoon, SK, and Wesley (Pat) of Burlington, ON and their children, Cameron and Bradley; three sisters, Mary Shilling of Davidson, SK, Helen Watson of Godrich, ON and Martha (Clarence) Randall of Hanley, SK; two brothers, Jacob Dueck of Brooks, AB and Alfred (Betty) Dyck of Edmonton, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Matt; two brothers, John and Dave; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Rose. Dora and Matt farmed in the Kenaston district until their retirement in 1974 when they moved to Saskatoon. She worked various jobs and later retired to live in the Forget Towers. Dora enjoyed dancing, music, playing cards, and spending time with people especially her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK) on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Hunter officiating. Interment will take place at Kenaston Cemetery, Kenaston, SK.