Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Kronau, Lajord, Riceton & Richardson, Saskatchewan
- Norma M. (nee Hanson). It is with great sadness that the family of Norma Antonini announces her passing on October 26, 2009 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Eric Antonini and her children Rick (Clare), Lindy (Craig Newby), Mark (Shelley Campbell), Sandy (Kirk Ready), Roger (Claire) and Neil (Karla); grandchildren Dominic and Daniel, Clay and Jan, Elspeth and Carleen, Bryce, Chelsea and Coral, Mackenna and Sydney; great grandson Eric; and sisters-in-law Anne Hanson, Jo MacDougall and Joan Daley. Norma was predeceased by her parents Ellef and Esther Hanson and by her brother, Ken Hanson. Norma was born in Regina on October 2, 1925 and grew up in Lajord, SK. Upon graduation from high school in 1943 Norma taught grades 1 through 12 in a one room school in Davin, SK. In 1946 she entered nursing training at the Regina General Hospital and received her Registered Nursing Diploma and the award for Medical Nursing in 1949. While training in Fort San, SK, Norma met Eric who was installing floors at the sanitorium. They married in 1949. Norma and Eric moved to Saskatoon in 1953. Norma devoted her life to her husband and six children, to her community, nursing and music. She was a proficient homemaker, seamstress and knitter. Her knitting needles were always busy, even at her children's sporting events. She was active in school, church, and community organizations and was on the board of directors of Jubilee Residences for 23 years. In 1982 she was named as one of a hundred Saskatoon residents honored for contributing significantly and unselfishly to the quality of life in Saskatoon. In 1974 Norma returned to the profession of nursing and joined the nurses at the Saskatoon City Hospital where she worked for 15 years. She loved her work as a nurse and was respected and admired by her nursing friends, doctors and patients. Norma was very musical and shared her love of music with family and friends. She played the piano and organ for church and social events, but her first love was the mandolin that her parents gave her when she was 14. Playing with the Saskatoon Mandoleers, the Saskatoon Jammers and the San Diego Mandolin Orchestra gave her great pleasure. Norma and Eric were fortunate to travel often but they most enjoyed spending winter months in San Diego. They loved playing bridge and golf and at the age of 74 Norma scored two holes-inone. In 1998 her health began to fail and sadly her condition severely compromised her ability to enjoy the many friends, family and activities she loved so dearly. A celebration of Norma's life will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 222 Willow Street, Saskatoon, SK. Norma's family would like to thank Dr. Boechler and the staff at Stensrud Lodge including the dining room staff who were so good to Eric and Norma. Also thanks to friends Dave Lockerby and Gerry Regnier who came to Stensrud Lodge to play music with Norma.
- James Raymond. On Monday, July 30, 2001 James Raymond Appell, late of Lajord, Sask, passed away at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his son Randy. James is survived by his wife Vera; children Raymond Appell, Victor McQueen, Bruce (Carol) Appell and Brenda (Dave) Davis and nine grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask.
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- Eugene. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eugene Baylor, on August 18, 2007. Eugene was 71 years old, he was born in Regina, August 25, 1935. He farmed in Richardson, SK for over 50 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Eugene was predeceased by his parents Clara and Walter Baylor, brother, Major Melvin Baylor, sisters Evangeline Branch and Bernice Zvanchuk. He is survived by sisters, Gladys Martin of Regina, Dorothy Baylor of Calgary AB, Norma (Bob) Bertran of Florida USA, Loreen de Baleau of Calgary AB, Marjorie Szabo of Nevada USA and brother Walter Baylor (Evelyn Sorensen) of Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. A big thank you for support of his many friends Also a special thank you to all the staff of the palliative care unit at the Pasqua Hospital for their help and support while Eugene was ill. At his request no funeral service will be held.
- June Maxine (nee Mohr) July 26, 1923 - April 21, 2012). Maxine died peacefully at Kinmara Care Home on April 21, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob), her parents, Henry and Lottie Mohr, her brothers Raymond Mohr and Lorne Mohr, and her son-in-law Mark Wilson. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Brian) Copp, Victoria, BC; Roberta (Ryan) Clark, Fairlight, SK; Victoria (Karl) Brooks, Kansas City, MO; and Donna Wilson, Regina, SK. Grandchildren Laura (Bruce) Webster, Gail Copp, Rena (Tyrone) Okrainetz, Rebecca (Robert) Johnson, Jason (Lara) Konkin, and Robert Wilson, and great-grandchildren Meagan, Thomas, Brodie, Ryder, Tyler, Ryley, and Reid. She is also survived by her sister Rose Elleen Whittle. Maxine was raised at Riceton and went to Normal School in Regina. It was while she was teaching at Weardale School that she met and married Bob. Her life on the farm at Estlin was centered on raising their family, activities through the church and lots of driving to Regina. Following their semi-retirement, Maxine and Bob spent several winters travelling throughout Canada and the United States and later started spending the winter months in Victoria, BC. Maxine loved the prairie skies and took numerous pictures of storm clouds, sunsets and the hot air balloons that used to float over the farm. When they returned to the farm in the spring she always looked forward tothe flowers: lilacs, peonies and tulips. A big thank-you to all the staff at Kinmara for their kind, gentle and patient care while Mom was a resident.
- Germaine (nee Poissant) October 9, 1916 - November 8, 2012. Germaine passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 8, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Jerome; her son Gilles; her parents Lord and Marie Rose; brother Romeo (Suzanne) Poissant and her sister Juliette (Paul) Bechard. Left to cherish her memory are her son Clem (Diane) and their children Michelle (Darren ) Brooke, Haley and Riley Carroll, Lise (Grant) Katelyn and Dawson Fuller, Jerome (Rhonda) Alex and Kiley Bechard, Martin (Marlyss) Mackenzie and Rylan Bechard and AD Bechard; her daughter Jocelyne (Al) Ash and their children Francine (Ray) Amanda, Stefanie (Mike) and their children Emery, Liam and Charliee; Sam (Blair) and Ben Flahr, Jackie (Craig) Kertai, Gisele Ash (Grant) Scott (Dani) Abby Ash. Her son Come (Jackie) and their children Beau Bechard and Garrett (Tanya) Ava and Mya Bechard; her daughter-in-law Pat Bechard (Desmond) and her children Che (Sarah) Cole and Nora Bechard, Kelly (Scott) and Cohen Doyle. She is also survived by close family, nieces and nephews and their families. Germaine grew up on a farm near Riceton. She then married Jerome in 1936 and moved to the family farm near Lajord, SK. Was a CWL member for over 50 years at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Sedley, SK. She moved to Regina in 1995 following Jerome's death. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sedley, SK on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Louis Abello officiating.
- Lillian Rose (nee Meyer) was born in Regina, Sask. on February 16th, 1944 and was called Home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, February 24th, 2006 at the age of 62 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Harvey, to whom she was married for 44 years, three daughters; Karen (Peter) Feke of Strathmore, Alberta, Kate (Rob) Stone of London, Ontario and Laura (Lance) Tifenbach of Vernon, B.C., six grandchildren: Jessica and Justin Feke, Zoe and Damien Tifenbach and Harrison and William Stone, her mother, Lena Strecker of Regina, Sask, three brothers; Gerald (Faye) Meyer of Creston, B.C., Albert (Doreen) Meyer and Ed (Joanne) Meyer of Regina, Sask, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her father, Henry Meyer in 1965. Lillian will always be remembered as a very kind and loving woman who had such a beautiful, gentle spirit. She was concerned that everyone would find Jesus Christ as their Saviour as she did. Her main desire in life was that God would always be glorified. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Lillian's Life which will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Regina on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Glen Stever officiating. Interment of Lillian's cremated remains will follow in the Kronau Cemetery, Kronau, Sask.
- William Kenneth "Ken". After a short battle with pneumonia, Ken Bennett died peacefully on February 19, 2010, with his family by his side. Too stormy to go to the hospital, Ken was born at home near Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan (22-18-18 W2) on February 9th, 1933 to Harry and Ruth (nee Suggitt) Bennett. The family moved to the farm at Richardson in 1943, where Ken developed a strong love for farming. From the early days of the dairy farm, to raising pure-bred polled Herefords (better than Angus!), to producing crops, Ken was a proud, Saskatchewan farmer. He attended university in Saskatoon, and graduated with a diploma in Vocational Agriculture in 1953. He returned to the farm and soon found a second love a few miles down the road at Lajord, where Lorna Campbell lived on their family farm. This love affair lasted nearly 53 years. Lorna and Ken celebrated their 50th anniversary on October 19, 2007, surrounded by family and friends. Ken was a devoted husband, father, friend and farmer who leaves a legacy of family, good friends and community support. He is survived by the love of his life, Lorna, and his sons Murray (Laura), Kelly (Marilyn), Dean (Laura Lea) and Trevor (Maureen), his sisters Beryl Lewis (Ray) and Joy Sauter (Don) and grandchildren James, Andrew, Jayson, Kaitlyn, Brenden, Logan, Kelsey, Wilson and Kaelen. Ken was pre-deceased by his parents Harry and Ruth Bennett and Lorna's parents Allan and Phyllis Campbell. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the caring and compassionate staff in the Medical ICU (2E) at the Regina General Hospital, especially Dr. Keyes and the nurses who supported Ken during his illness. Memorial service will be held at Broadway United Church on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM.
- Virginia (nee Slagg) Bingaman died at Regina on June 10, 2004. She was born October 23, 1914 at Raub, North Dakota, the daughter of Leo and Eula Slagg. Her family then moved to University Park, Iowa, where she attended public school and John Fletcher College. On June 5, 1935, the day of their graduation, she married George Daniel Bingaman. They moved to Riceton, Sask. to farm on land which the Bingaman family had owned since 1909. They lived in both Riceton and Regina, continuing to farm until George's retirement in the 1970s. At that time, they began spending winters in Lake Worth, Florida, with niece Lynda Johnston and family. For the past four years, Virginia has resided first at Princess Care Home and then at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, where compassionate staff members have taken good care of her. Virginia was the quintessential homemaker, a wonderful cook and seamstress, an accomplished musician, and a loving mother and grandmother. She was active in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for nearly fifty years. Mrs. Bingaman was preceded in death by her husband George in 1992 and her oldest son Dan Lee in 1994. She is survived by her daughter Doris Bond of Indianapolis, Indiana; son Jim Bingaman (Sandy) of Regina; and daughter Darlene Philip (Jim) of Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Dorigen Fode, David (Jacquie) Bond, Lorna and Jeff Bingaman, Jessica Stewart, and Timothy Bingaman and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Reganne Bond. Funeral Service will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue on Monday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Mary (nee Essar) Bohlken was called to her heavenly home on July 10, 2004. She was born on November 28, 1913 in Theodore, Sask. as the 4th of 10 grandchildren to Irene and Nick Essar. She married Otto Bohlken September 30, 1937, settled on the family farm in Riceton, Sask. and raised their family of three. Mary was predeceased by her Husband (Otto), daughter (Lois) and 7 brothers. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by surviving daughter Gloria (Ron) Misskey, son Duane, special grandsons Mel (Linda) Purves and Rocky (Maureen) Purves, sisters Elsie (Fred) Petryna and Rhoda (Donald) Bohlken, 9 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 16 great grandchildren. A graveside service will held at Regina Memorial Gardens at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday July 13th.
- Margaret Rudy (nee Nicholls). On February 16, 2009 at the age of 89 years Margaret passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents; and husband Wilf in 1986. Margaret is survived by her son Ken (Donna); her grandchildren Leslie, Rob (Sandy) and Angie (Greg); her great grandchildren Nigel, Ava and Seth Bowns and Sadie Lucas; sister Kay (Syd) and their children Dianne, Marilyn (John), Barry (Ann Joy), David (Donnaleen) and Kathy (Brian); as well as great nieces, nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Margaret was born on June 4, 1919 in Lajord, Sask. and later raised in Regina. She started her working life at the Grey Nuns Hospital and met Wilf at the Pop-Inn Tea Room across the street. They married in August 1938 and had their son Ken in 1940. After raising Ken she returned to the workforce managing Peart's Hardware in Rosemont and then ended her career at People's Credit Jewellers. Margaret and Wilf spent 48 years together living in Regina and retiring to Kannata Valley in 1976. Throughout the years they camped, travelled and enjoyed cottage life. Margaret continued to live at Kannata Valley until 2005 when Alzheimer's forced her into care in Regina. Mom loved all animals but especially her dogs and black labs were a favorite. Her face would light up whenever an animal was in sight. A stuffed bunny provided great comfort where pets were not allowed. Robert Munsch's book Love You Forever depicts her life's journey. Many thanks to Friendly Circle Care Home and the staff of 4A and 4C at the Pasqua Hospital for your care and compassion to our mother. You always treated her with kindness and respect. She was a quiet reserved lady and perfectly groomed until the end. At Mom's request, no funeral service will be held, however A graveside service will take place at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Family has requested that family and friends meet at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1, Regina, SK at 9:30 a.m. to proceed to the graveside together. Immediately following a lunch will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- John 'Johnny' Frank Broza, late of Regina, Sask., passed away on Monday, June 28, 2004 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary, brother Joseph and sister Emily, Johnny will be lovingly remembered by his family: brothers Edward (Sharon) of Enderby, BC and Frank (Edith) of Lajord, SK; sisters Mary (Tony) of Grande Cache, AB and Val Jean (Jim) of Tribune, SK as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Johnny was well known around Regina for his gardening, yard care and snow removal in winter. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 2, 2004 (today) at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK.
- Frank Stanley Jr. (1947 - 2009). In loving memory of Frank Stanley Broza Jr. late of Lajord, Sask, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the age of 62 years. Frank is predeceased by his parents Frank and Mary; brothers Joseph and John; and sister Emily. Left to celebrate his life are his loving companion and best friend Edith; brother Ed (Sharon); sisters Mary (Tony) and Val Jean (Jim); children Nicole, Sheila and Scotty; stepchildren Ken, Robbie, Mary-Lou, Rhonda and Ronnie; 17 grand-children and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank ran a Service Station in Candiac, Sask. and worked for Richard Transport, Cara Dawn Transport and lastly, E. B. D. Enterprises. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 1:30 P.M. in the Lajord Cemetery, Lajord, Sask.
- Louise (nee Eberts). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Louise Bruce on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 in her 83rd year. Louise is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert, sons Randy (Joyce), David, daughter Vida Mae (Rod) Stevenson, son Kelly (Carla), grandchildren Curtis, Colin, Byron, Carly and Julianne. Louise was predeceased by her parents Matt and Marie Eberts, brothers Nick, Joe, John, Albert and Sisters Paulina, Rose and Kit. Louise was born March 28, 1928. She received her education in Lajord. Louise worked for the government Income Tax Dept., Sears and Canadiana Needle Craft. Her community involvement in Lajord and Kronau included curling, Four Square Ladies Club, the Kronau Museum and the Terry Fox Run. She was also a member of the Regina Stitchers Guild for many years. She loved winning prizes at the Regina Exhibition for her phenomenal apple pies and her many stitching creations. Louise was a dedicated curling and Blue Jays fan. Special thanks to Regina General Physicians and nursing staff of Coronary Care and 3F.A memorial service will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home Chapel, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, on Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00 PM.
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- Phyllis May (nee England), late of Regina and formerly of Lajord, SK, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2002 with her family by her side, at the age of 91 years. She is predeceased by her parents Walter and Minnie England, her husband Allan in 1992 and son Douglas in 1941, Murray in 1956 and two infant children. Phyllis is survived by her daughters: Lorna (Ken) Bennett, Lorie (Ron) Volk and her son Rod (Marleen) McDonald. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Phyllis was born on the farm at Milestone, SK on May 27, 1910. Phyllis grew up in Wilcox and received her teaching certificate from Regina Normal School in 1918. She taught at Hanson School near Avonlea, Old Kronau School and Lajord School where she met and married Allan in 1932. They farmed at Lang and Lajord until they moved to Regina in 1989. A Celebration of Phyllis' Life will be held at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK, S4N 1B2 on Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East.
- Josephine Rose (nee Lekivetz). On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Josephine Rose Cave passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, Wayne in 1999; sister, Agnes Buchholz; and two brothers, Joseph and John Lekivetz; niece, Betty Ann Wiest. Josephine was survived by her sister Rita Torrance of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was born on the farm in the Riceton area. She and her husband farmed in the Estlin area until recent years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Little Flower R. C. Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Private interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Berna Jean (nee Price). On, Sunday, June 6, 2010, at noon, with a bright sunny day, Berna J. Clive slipped away peacefully with family and friends at her side, after a lengthy illness. Berna was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Gordon J. Clive, her parents, Alfred Price & Edith (Monnington) Price, her parents-in-law, David Clive & Agnes (Chalmers) Clive, brother-in-law Johnston Duncan, sister-in-law Edna (Clive) Duncan and their son, Kenneth (Kenny) Duncan and their grandson David Duncan, brother-in-law, Howard Clive, brother-in-law Wesley Clive, sister-in-law Marjorie (Clive) Gardiner and her children Brian Gardiner and Glenna (Gardiner) Hale, cousin Douglas Lawson, cousin John (Jack) Price and cousin Joan (Price) Boxall. Berna is survived by her daughters, Jeanne and Margaret Clive and her grand-son William Clive, cousin Irene Lawson (Ed) of Fredonia, New York, their children, Robert Lawson, David (Lisa) Lawson and their children, Jennifer & Benjamin, cousin, Victoria (Price) Lockwood of Tyne-Upon-Wear, England, her sister-inlaw Marie Clive, her brother-in-law Gordon Gardiner, her long-time friends, Dorothy Jaques and Dorothy Leonard of Regina, Whitey (Doreen) Lewis of Calgary, Alberta, Pat McPherson of Richmond, British Columbia, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Berna was born in Regina, and lived with her parents on a farm in the Kronau/Richardson District. Berna attended Moore School and went on to complete her education with a secretarial course at Balfour Technical School. After a stint at Sears, Berna went on to a career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in the Comptometer Department advancing to Supervisor. Berna left the Wheat Pool to marry Gordon John Clive on October 20, 1951. After the sudden passing of Gordon on April 11, 1984, Berna continued to operate the family farm with the assistance of her daughters and grandson. Berna was involved in her community as she sang in the choirs of St. Matthew's Anglican Church and Broadway United Church, played the piano for others, served in the UCW, Sask. Egg Producers' Committees, Sons of Scotland No. 177, Burns Banquet Committees, other fundraisers and the Rowatt Wheat Pool Committee. Berna's talents were many, detailed and varied. Many of Berna's crocheted centrepieces and needlepoint pictures were given away to everyone that touched her life. Some of these gifts are all over the world, prized by her friends, her daughters and friends of her daughters. A gifted artist, a wonderful baker and storyteller, Berna, won many prizes in the local Regina Exhibition for her artistry and her handicrafts. Several of her poems and stories were published in the Family Herald and the Western Producer. Many family members and friends were able to have firsthand experiences of her pies, butter tarts, angel food cakes and other culinary delights. A Celebration of Berna's life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 11, 2010 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan. Reception to follow immediately after the service at Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall St. Regina SK. Private family Interment. A friend to many! Mother to us all! She was our Angel. We will miss her great smile. Mom loved us. We loved her. Mom will be missed by us and all who knew her.
- Donald Wayne, age 66, late of Richardson, SK, passed away suddenly with his beloved dog and best friend (Panda) on March 8th, 2008. Donald was born on November 18, 1941 at Esterhazy, SK. He was predeceased by his wife Elaine and parents Alex and Mildred Closson. Donald is survived by his daughters Crystal Riess (Gordon) of Regina and Colleen (JP) Plante of Schenectady, NY; granddaughter Shelby (Darcy) Riess; sister Shirley (Ron) Hill; brothers Darwin (Martha) and Kim (Denise). He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends. Donald's passion was working on the farm and watching his granddaughter, daughters, nieces and nephews play sports. His earlier years were spent curling, coaching his kids, time spent at the cottage boating, skiing, and ski-dooing with family and friends. Donald spent hours on his computer keeping in touch with family and friends by email. He also spent time crafting butterflies with his family. He was a devoted family man and was always there when he was needed. Donald will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Elaine (nee Vass) was born on June 5, 1945 at Lestock and passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in Regina after a courageous battle with cancer. Elaine will be forever cherished by her family; her husband Don of Richardson, daughter Crystal (Darcey) Riess and granddaughter Shelby of Regina, daughter Colleen (JP) Plante of Albany, NY; parents Joe and Dorothy Vass and extended family. Elaine had worked for over 40 years at Sears. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and their activities especially spending cherished moments with her granddaughter Shelby. Elaine will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved her. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 E. on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. Prayers will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Clein, Dr. Alihbai, nurses and staff at Palliative Care, family and friends for the care and support given to Elaine and her family.
- Annie (nee Harsche) passed away peacefully on Thursday August 8, 2002 at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Rene (1974), her daughter Vivienne (1941), 3 brothers Edmond, Philip and Johnny and 1 sister Genevieve. Annie is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Clermont (Helen) Coupal, and their sons Scott (Linda); Curtis and his children Amanda and Geoffery; Marilyn (Robert) Gendur and their sons Ian and Brian (Minette); Irene (Sam) Connaughty and their daughters Shannon (Curtis) Stange, their children Jordan, Sam, and Maureen (Mark) Kenyon; Shirley Buller, her children Nancy (Roger) Schwarz, and their children Alexander and Nicole; Michael and his son Jason, Bernadette (George Sanson) Obrigewitsch and her son Troy (Brenda) and their son Cody; Renee (Robert) Woytuik and their children Danielle and Shane; Celeste (Kelly) Zander and their children Craig, Myles, Ashton, Brandon and Kayleen. Annie grew up in Sedley. In 1938 she married Rene, and dedicated her life to her family. She worked side by side with Rene at Coupal's Esso in Lajord; retiring to Regina in 1974. When Rene passed away in November of 1974, Annie decided to continue her career with Denro Management until 1989. Annie volunteered at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home for many years and devoted these years to helping the residents she considered as her friends. She will always be remembered as our `Hero of the Week'. At 81 years of age she continued to take her strength, compassion, honor, love, generosity and quite often her baking to everyone she loved. Each day started by helping her friends at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Prayers will be held Monday, August 12, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Father Riffel will be officiating at the funeral service to be held Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home.
- Gaston Louis (April 15, 1918 - July 13, 2009). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather in his 91st year. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary of 66 years; daughters Maureen (Danny) Green of West Vancouver and Erin (Ken) Dusselier of Regina; brothers Gabriel (Vera) and Bernard (Jean); grandchildren Darin, Shannon, Ryan and Kelli; greatgrandchildren Nova and Rio; plus many nephews and nieces. Gaston was predeceased by his parents Hermas and Adele; sisters Jeanine and Lucille; and brother Jean-Paul. Gaston farmed in Lajord for many years before retiring in Regina. He will be fondly remembered for his kind, quiet generosity and sense of humor. He touched many lives and will be forever in our hearts. The family thanks the nursing staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their wonderful care. A memorial service will be held at Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
- Laura (nee Huget) was born on the farm near Lemburg on November 23, 1922 and passed away at her home in Montmartre on Friday, April 22, 2005. Laura is predeceased by her husband Gerard "Jay" Coupal; parents Edmund and Caroline Huget; brothers Fred Gamble and Charles Gamble and sister June Gamble. Laura is survived by her daughter Lorraine (Neal) Moyse; grandchildren Scott (Mary Ellen), Lori (Ty) and Brett (Sherri); greatgrandchildren Zachary, Taylor, Samantha, Robyn and Colby; brothers Lyle (Lil) and James (Barbara); sisters-in-law Nadia and Reg Coupal; as well as nieces and nephews. Laura served her country overseas in WWII with the Canadian Air Force. She was a postmistress in Riceton for over fifteen years, and later worked as a commissionaire in Regina for 10 years retiring at the age of 75. Laura loved spending time at the cabin. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her strong, independent and proud spirit. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home Hwy #1 East, Regina SK on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
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- Maurice Archie Deausy, age 90 years of Regina, passed away in Calgary, AB on Friday, September 19, 2008. Predeceased by his wife Joyce; sisters Helen, Germaine, and Anne; and brother Marcel, Maurice is survived by his son John (Patricia) and grandsons Kai and Teyo; sister-in-law Florence Deausy of Edmonton AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maurice was born in Regina and spent his entire working life farming in the Kronau area. He and his family were long time members of Holy Cross RC Parish in Regina. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross RC Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Marcotte presiding.
- Vera Aleen (nee Hanson). It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Vera Aleen Dermody in the presence of her beloved husband, John and daughter, Cathy on Monday, March 28, 2005. Vera was predeceased by her parents Ellert and Rosa Hanson, pioneers of the Lajord District and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Mally and Catherine Dermody, like pioneers, and of the Kennedy District; also by her son Jim who died in a tragic auto accident in 1968 at the age of 18 years; by sisters Opal Kennedy, Bertha Ross, Bernice Kennedy; and brothers Harold, Bert and Roy. Vera is survived by her husband John and daughter Cathy and sisters Ethel Berkey and Myrtle Eaton and twin sisters Violet Benz and Verna Armstrong; sisterin-law Louise (Bert) Hanson; brother-inlaw Howard Dermody and also by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Vera was born in Lajord on February 26, 1917 (88 years ago). She was a graduate of Lajord School and Central Collegiate, Regina. After graduation Vera assumed the position of Bookkeeper for Canada Life in Regina. In 1942 she became the SecretaryTreasurer of R.M. of Hazelwood No. 94 at Kipling. In 1945 Vera married John upon his return from overseas duty. In 1952 the family moved to Smiley where Vera assumed the position of SecretaryTreasurer of R.M. of Prairiedale No. 321. In 1959 the family moved to Milestone where John was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of R.M. of Caledonia No. 99 and for a ten year period Administrator of the Town of Milestone. At John's retirement in 1977 he and Vera took up residence at their cottage at Kenosee and later in Regina. A number of enjoyable winters were spent in Texas, Vancouver and London, England. Vera recognized the importance of supporting her community and contributed freely of her time and talents to community projects wherever she lived. She was Secretary and assisted in the establishment of a Hospital District and continuing in that capacity until Kipling Memorial Union Hospital was built, equipped and in operation. She was Secretary of the provisional committee to establish a Care Home for Senior Citizens in Milestone and was appointed Secretary of the Housing Authority when it was established. Vera was a member of a committee to organize for and build a Senior Citizen Drop-In-Centre in Kenosee Lake Village. She was the first lady to be elected to two consecutive terms of office on the council of the Town of Milestone. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Jack Bray officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Helen Cecilia (nee Forsberg), on Thursday, August 3, 2006 Helen Desautels of Ft. Qu'Appelle and formerly of Lajord passed away at the age of 73 years. Helen was born on the family farm east of Riceton to parents August and Anna Forsberg. She grew up and took her schooling there and at Luther College in Regina. Helen completed Teachers College in Moose Jaw and taught schools north of Regina at Duff, then at Kronau. She met Roger Desautels while at Teachers College. They were married on May 1, 1952. Roger and Helen farmed and raised their children on the Desautels family farm south west of Lajord. Together they travelled on family vacations and in later years to Hawaii, and then enjoyed many winters at the trailer home in San Benito, Texas. Retirement from the farm in 1992 brought them to the Valley and a home they both loved. Here Helen very much enjoyed golfing and was an avid artist and painter and member of the Qu'Appelle Valley Artists Guild. Roger passed away in 2000 and Helen remained in Fort Qu'Appelle. She passed away quietly with family at her side after a brief illness. Helen was predeceased by her husband Roger, her parents August and Anna Forsberg, her sisters:Toiny Strayer, Maria Anweiller, Hilda Large, Kay Edwards and Edna Oftebro, her brothers Walter (Buss), Frank, Edward and two infant brothers. She leaves to remember and celebrate her life her children: Leonard (Bev) of Nipawin, SK., Michelle (Don Moir) of Gibbon, AB., Donne (Glen) Seymour of Stewart Valley, SK., grandchildren: Kim and Andy Desautels, Damien and Micheline Herauf, Kyle and Kelly Seymour, her brother Bill (Susan) Forsberg of Batesville, Indiana as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Ft. Qu'Appelle, with Rev. Fr. R. Krofchek celebrant. Interment of the urn will follow in the Ft. Qu'Appelle Cemetery.
- Leo, born April 1, 1948 in Regina, SK, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre the age of 65 years. He lived near Riceton, SK and farmed the majority of his life near Riceton and Francis. Leo was predeceased by his parents, Gerald (1965) and Lillian (nee Simmons, 1979); brother-in-law Henry Deschner (1967); sister Geraldine Deschner (1989); brother Richard (1994); and great-nephew baby Michael (2001). He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 37 years, Alvina (nee Trevena); sister Arvena Sproat; sister-in-law Marilyn Deters; seven nieces and nephews, Craig (Meridell), Regan, Deanne (Terry), Kelly (Lorelei), Sharon (Grant), Darren (Cheryl) and Heather (Derek); several great-nieces and nephews; many cousins, friends and extended family; as well as his favorite golden pal, Maggie. A very special thanks to his Wascana Rehab family and the staff of unit 2-6 at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, where Leo lived for the last twelve years. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date.
- William Frederick "Bill", born in Moose Jaw SK on July 12,1924, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 10, 2004. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Grace and Herb Dickson, his brother John, in infancy, and his brother Gerald. Bill will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Gwen: children; Delee, Rob (Carol), and Dave (Carol Anne); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bill attended school in Richardson and Rouleau. He proudly served his country with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He fought in the three major campaigns in Italy during WW II. In the 50's, he bought earth-moving equipment and worked for the R.M. of Edenwold and the Wascana Authority. He continued farming in the Richardson area until his retirement. His hobbies included hunting, golfing and entertaining his family and friends. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue.
- Daniel David, late of Milestone, SK, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at home at the age of 69 years. Danny is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Gaylene; a wonderful dad to children Danita (Kurt Freitag) and Greg (Laurel) and a very special Papa to Lee, Mark, Dawson and Eric. He is also survived by brothers Bob and Henry; sister Ruth Ann (Lawrence) Harty, Kay Reich and Laura Schultz; brothers-in-law Bob Wilson and Jim Goin; sister-in-law Theresa Diekrager and numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. He was predeceased by his parents Emil and Henrietta (nee Hengel) Diekrager; sister Doreen Wilson; brothers-in-law Walter Reich and Morley Schultz; sister-in-law Vivian Diekrager and in-laws Gaylord and Laura Goin. Danny was born on November 15, 1937, on the family farm and grew up in the Riceton area. He married Gaylene Goin in 1961 and they made Milestone their home. Danny farmed his whole life, loving every minute of it. His last day was spent on the combine. Danny enjoyed baseball, curling and especially golf. He and Gaylene enjoyed their summers at B-Say-Tah and their winters in Hemet, California. He was a member of the Milestone Elks for 50 years, serving on the rink boards (old and new); a past member of the Weyburn Inland Terminal Board and participated in many other community events. He loved his family more than anything and enjoyed his short life to the fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Words cannot express what a truly caring, kind and special person he was and what a void is left in our lives. A celebration of Dan's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. A Reception will be held after the service in the Arbor Room.
- Henry H. Diekrager Late of Richardson, SK passed away peacefully on January 15, 2011 at the age of 78 years. Henry is survived by his son Lamont Diekrager; sister Ruth Ann (Lawrence) Harty; step children Lome (Rhona) Turbuck: Joyce (Bill) Lefkovics: Emry (Barb) Turbuck. He was predeceased by his wife Vivian; parents, Emil and Henriette (Hengel) Diekrager; sisters, Doreen Wilson: Laura Schultz and Kay (Reich) Diekrager: brothers, Danny Diekrager; Robert Diekrager: brothers-in-law, Walter Reich and Morley Schultz.
- Robert E. late of Riceton, SK passed away peacefully on October 27, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Robert is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, Lynn (Al O'Byrne), Terry (Dave Creurer), Sherry Diekrager, Annette (Robert Burbridge), Patricia (Jack Stephenson), Eugene (Shannon) Diekrager, Mary-Jo (Ken Steve), Donna Lee (Randy Frei); sisters, Ruth Ann (Lawrence) Harty, and Kay Reich; brother, Henry Diekrager; brother-in-law, Bob Wilson; as well as 19 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Henriette (nee Hengel) Diekrager; sisters, Doreen Wilson and Laura Schultz; brother, Danny Diekrager; brothers-in-law, Walter Reich and Morley Schultz. The family would like to express their thanks to Kathy and Mike at Berta's Care Home as well as the nurses and staff at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home for their compassion and kindness. The Original Bad Bob loved and lived life to the fullest. He was a man of few words who loved family, farming, sports and cards. He will be missed by many friends, family and taverns in Southern Saskatchewan. Prayers are to be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009. A celebration of Bob's life will begin with a Prayer Service on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK with Rev. John Weckend presiding. Interment will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Vivian, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2002 at home with her family by her side after a long courageous battle with cancer. She will be lovingly missed and remembered by her husband of fourty three years, Henry; son Lamont, both of Richardson; daughter, Joyce (Bill) Lefkovics of Surrey, B.C.; sons, Lorne (Rhona) Turbuck of Richardson and Emry (Barb) Turbuck of Telkwa, B.C. Vivian is also survived by fourteen grandchildren whom she was very proud of and by fifteen great grandchildren, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Vivian was born in Arbury, Sask. on November 7, 1923. She was the youngest of eleven children. Vivian was predeceased by her parents; five brothers; and by five sisters. She will be missed by all of her friends whom she met while operating the Southland Lottery Kiosk since 1982. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 1:30 pm in Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636 - 7th Ave. E. with Rev. John Weckend the celebrant. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 7:00 pm in the chapel of the Unser Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Sandra Rayson for her loving care and friendship during this time.
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- George Harold. It is with great sadness that the family of George Harold Ebenal announce the peaceful passing of their father on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Dad was predeceased by his wife Martha, parents Jacob and Florence, sisters Eleanor Bittner and Janet Berg, and brother Rudy Ebenal. George is survived by his two sisters Dorothy (Simon) Herauf and Helen Merritt. He is also survived by his four children Rosemary (Ken) Schulz, Lorne (Karen) Ebenal, Joanne (Michael) Molaro and Donald (Margaret) Ebenal, and eight grandchildren Michael, Joel, Carter, Laura, Susan, Matthew, Neil and Rachel. Dad was born on December 22, 1923 on a farm in the Kronau area. When he was five years old, his parents and siblings moved to the Balgonie area to farm. Dad received his primary schooling at St. Joseph's Colony and high school education at Campion College in Regina. He learned to play the piano and the clarinet and sang in church and Barbershop choirs. Prior to his lengthy farming career, Dad worked as a locomotive fireman with the CNR and was employed for a few years in the oil industry in Alberta. After meeting Martha in Calgary and a two-year courtship, they married and settled on the farm near Balgonie where they operated a mixed dairy and grain farm. Though they moved to Regina in 1972, they continued a beef cattle and grain operation. In Dad's retirement years, he attained his private pilot's licence, exercised regularly at the YMCA and enjoyed dancing, curling, and card games. The family would like to thank Dr. Fouche Williams for his resolute concern and compassion for Dad's wellbeing and health care. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
- Peter Paul Ebenal, late of Weyburn passed away September 4, 2011, at the age of 87 years. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Florence; his wife, Mary; son, Lloyd; sisters: Margaret (Andy) Ehry, Theresa (Rochus) Bast; brother-in-law, Max Weisgerber; son-in-law, Terry Maurer; daughter-in-law, Joann Ebenal; grandson, Troy Maurer; granddaughter, Danielle Ebenal. Peter is survived by his children: Gloria (Steve) Hallick, Medicine Hat, AB; Colleen Ebenal, Saskatoon; David Ebenal, Saskatoon; Russell (Cheryl) Ebenal, Saskatoon, Grant (Karen) Ebenal, Saskatoon, Rodney (Shelagh Mason-Ebenal) Ebenal, Victoria, BC; twelve grandchildren: Tina (Denny) Whalen, Alex Maurer (Tina Harder), Gavin Maurer, Colt Maurer (Ashley Gerrans), Rick Ebenal, Amy Ebenal (Marc Monroe), Jessie Ebenal (Spencer Wopass), Adam Ebenal (Ashley Sanders), Brittany Ebenal, Jeanne Ebenal, Maria Ebenal (Brian Schlicklin), Daniel Ebenal; six great grandchildren: Annemarie, Rae-Anna, Ava, Shelby, Kiera, Brianna; sister, Virginia Weisgerber, Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Peter Paul Ebenal was born in 1924 at Lajord, the eldest of Frank and Florence Ebenal (nee Seiferling). He had three sisters: Theresa, Margaret and Virginia. They grew up on the farm near St. Peter's Colony, and since Frank died fairly young, Peter was farming from his teenage years. As a young man he enjoyed fishing trips and spending time with relatives and friends. In 1948, he married Mary Fahlman from the Kronau area. They were blessed with seven children, numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren over the years. Peter bought land near Colfax with his brother-in-law Emanuel Fahlman and they farmed together for a few years. He also worked off the farm constructing grain elevators and other buildings, and at several Weyburn businesses in later years. The farm was sold in 1977 and the family moved to Weyburn soon after that. Peter and Mary managed an apartment block for a short time, then retired. Dad lost the love of his life when Mom died in 1986. Dad also had some health issues in later years and moved to Tatagwa View in 2005 where he enjoyed reading, watching TV and doing cross-word puzzles. Dad was very interested in things mechanical and electrical, and was often busy working on his lathe, overhauling tractors, tinkering with his collection of old McCormick-Deering tractors, or building a go-cart for us. He was always ready to lend a hand to a neighbour for help if they needed it. Dad led a fairly simple life and worked hard to provide for his family, but also enjoyed taking time for vacation and outings. I remember going to the International Peace Park, visits with relatives, Pilgrimage at St. Peter's Grotto, and trips to Oyama Beach, Nickle Lake and Mainprize Park. I have also seen photos of the Yellowstone and Calgary Dinosaur Park trip, and heard about the ill –fated trip to the Black Hills that the poor old Dodge couldn't quite manage. Mom and Dad also vacationed in Europe one fall. Dad enjoyed the children in his life, playing cards and horseshoes and spending time and sharing stories with family and friends. Funeral mass for Peter was held on Monday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn. Pallbearers were Alex Maurer, Gavin Maurer, Colt Maurer, Adam Ebenal, Rick Ebenal and Daniel Ebenal. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Alfred. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Alfred passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at home surrounded by his family after a seven month battle with lung cancer (mesothelioma). He is predeceased by his parents Christopher and Helen; brothers Roland and Stan; sister Louise Chekay; brothers-in-law Clem Herauf and Bill Simes. Alfred will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lynn of 53 years; daughter Debbie Giroux (fiance Al Zaritzky); son Darren (Lisa); son Greg (Kathy); and daughter Brenda (David) Bjorndalen; grandchildren Nathan and Addison Giroux and Robyn Zaritzky, Whitney, Ashley, Jordan and Dustin Eberle, Dylan, Brandon and Christopher Eberle and Jay and Megan Randolph, Cael and Nash Bjorndalen; sisters Clem Marie (Walter Knoll), Beatrice Simes, Shirley (Jack) Bland; brothers Edwin (Joan) and Gordon (Lorraine); brother-in-law Ken Chekay and sister-in-law Rose. Alfred was born in Holdfast SK at his grandma Anheliger's home. He was raised with his seven siblings on a farm in the Lajord district. He attended St. Peters Colony School where he completed his grade ten by correspondence. At the young age of 15 he went out to work for several farmers as a hired hand. In the fall of 1950, he moved to Regina and worked for residential and commercial construction companies from a labourer to a superintendent. In 1971, he ventured into his own house building business called Al's Homes Ltd. From 1971 - 2008 he built close to 200 homes in Regina and surrounding areas. Alfred enjoyed being involved and participating in all his children and grandchildren's interests. As a parent he coached baseball and hockey as it related to his kids. He took a lot of pride and time in any project he took on. Alfred was a quiet and gentle soul and was a dedicated and loving husband and father who always put his family first. Alfred will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Wise words to live by from Alfred, "There is one thought I would like to pass on to the up-coming generation. Obtain the best education available to you as with our ever changing technology the learning process is ongoing. Whatever you choose to do throughout your life, be it education, your career, marriage, or parenting, never be afraid to give 100 percent of yourself. Always remember, it is not what you do but how well you do it...be happy". A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Child Roman Catholic Church, 2636-7th Avenue East on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
- Nick. On Monday, December24, 2001 Nick Eberle, late of Regina,SK, passed away peacefully with hisfamily by his side at the age of 68 years. Nick was predeceased by his father Adam and sister Mildred Klein; and father and mother-in-law John and Elizabeth Schlosser. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty six years, Marlene, and their children Gerald (Michelle Sluchinski), Diana Marcia (Daryl) and Denise (Kevin Graham); grandchildren Brandi and Jordan Marcia and Rylan Eberle; step-grandchildren Tara and Erica Graham; his mother Richarda (Folk); brothers and sisters Roland (Lillian), Frederick (Edith), Robert (Ann), Walter, Marian (Raymond Manz) and Jeanette (Garnet Hendry); brothers and sisters-in-law Robert Schlosser (Irene), Mike Schlosser (Vicky), Leonard Schlosser (Delores), Paulette Jacobson (Terry), Myrna Kuntz (Conrad); and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Nick was born on November 17, 1933 on a farm near Lajord, SK. He met his wife, Marlene, in Vibank and while married they lived in Regina where Nick worked as a carpenter for over forty years. He semi-retired when he was 60 years old and started a new career as a Caretaker at Little Flower Church in Regina, SK. He also volunteered countless hours at numerous organizations such as Knights of Columbus (Grand Knight, Monsignor Jansen), Forrester's, Little Flower Men's Club and Finance Committee, and the Regina Y's Men's Club. Nick was a very loving and generous soul and could not do enough for the people he cared about. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Join us for a celebration of Nick's life with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 28, 2001 at 11:00 AM in Little Flower R. C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK, with Rev. Bill Mahoney and Rev. Art Vandendriessche, concelebrants. Cremation has been arranged with Interment taking place at a later date.
- Pauline, of Providence Place and formerly of St. Peter's Colony at Kronau, Sask, passed away June 4, 2002 at the age of 87 years. Born September 20, 1914 in Lajord, Sask, Pauline has been in the care of The Sisters of Providence for over 50 years, initially at St. Anthony's Home and later at Providence Place on its opening. Predeceased by her parents, Frank and Annamaria; brothers: Christopher, Johann, Adam, Nicodemus, Robert, Peter, Joseph and Frank; sisters: Agnes, Genofivia and Eleanor; sisters-in-law: Helen, Pauline and Margaret. She is survived by sisters-in-law: Regarda Eberle and Margaret Eberle as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Following cremation, A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel of Providence Place, Moose Jaw on Monday, June 10, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. Deacon Bob Williston will be the facilitator. Memorialization will take place at the family plot, St. Peter's Cemetery at Kronau, Sask. at a later date.
- Regarda (nee Folk). On Tuesday, Novem ber 26, 2002 Regarda Eberle, late of Qu'Appelle House, Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 92 years. She was born in Holdfast, SK, married Adam in 1933 at Lajord and then later retired to Regina. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children Roland (Lil), Fred (Edith), Robert (Ann), Walter (Dorthy Merk), Marian (Raymond) Manz and Jeanette (Garnet) Hendry; daughters/sons-in-law Marlene Eberle, Katherine Eberle and Felix Klein; sisters Lena Leibel and Rose Sozoniuk, brothers Peter (Mary), John (Pauline), Con (Rita) and Ed (Delores); sisters/brother-in-law Betty Folk, Margaret Eberle and Stan Frohlick (Mary); twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Regarda was predeceased by her parents Peter and Pauline Folk; husband Adam in 1970; daughter Mildred Klein in 1980; son Nick in 2001; granddaughter Rolanda Eberle in 1963; great grandson Auston Hendry in 1996; sisters Helena Folk, Theresa (Peter) Fuchs, Christina (Frank) Schatz, Katherine Folk, Evelyn (Matt) Wurm and Helen Frohlick; brothers Peter, Anton (Isbelle), Ben (Othila) (Rose) and Vincent; brothers/sisters-in-law Frances Folk, Pauline Eberle, Peter Sozoniuk, Joe Leibel, Chris/Helen Eberle, Nick/Pauline Eberle, Frank/Margaret Eberle, Max/Jene Deck and Joe Eberle. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 29, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg St., Regina, SK with Rev. L. Folk, celebrant. The Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be said on Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
- Stan. It is with profound sadness that the family of Stan Eberle announces the passing of a devoted loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend. Stan passed away peacefully in his home with family at his side on May 21, 2008. Dad approached each day of his two-year battle with cancer with grace, dignity, courage, faith and determination. Dad's unwavering commitment to the well being of his wife and family throughout his illness is a testament to who he was. Stan was born August 6, 1926 in his parents' farmhouse located in the Lajord District, SK. Stan was the eldest child of Christopher and Helen Eberle. Stan is survived by his loving wife, of 56 years, Rose; his children Karen (Peter) Szarkowicz, Cheryl (Ron) Martin, Curtis (Rhonda) Eberle, Kevin (Kenda) Eberle and Dwayne (Elaine) Eberle. Stan shared his life with his grandchildren Shawn (Brittany) Martin, Tamara (Kevin) Beitel, Shannon (Colin) Hein, Devin (Kerry) Szarkowicz, Christopher (Candi) Martin, Aaron Eberle, Adam Eberle, Celine Eberle, Amanda Eberle, Shivaun Eberle, Dylan Eberle, and Austin Eberle. Stan was also blessed with great grandchildren Dre Hein, Allyssa Hein, Skylar Martin, Tatianna Beitel, Bronwyn Martin, Emily Hein and Jacob Beitel. Stan survived by his brothers; Alfred (Lynn) Eberle, Edwin (Joan) Eberle, Gordon (Lorraine) Eberle, and his sisters; Clementine (Walter) Knoll, Beatrice (Bill) Simes, Geraldine (Jack) Bland, and his brothers-in-law; Leo (Loreen) Schaffer, Max (Margaret) Schaffer, Steve (Lydia) Schaffer, Anton Weisgarber, Ken Chekay and sisters-in-law; Barbara (Mike) Weisgarber, Eleanor (Sandy) Duthie, Helen Schaffer and Annie Schaffer. Stan also shared his life with numerous special nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Helen in 1982 and Christopher in 1985; mother-in-law Magdalena Schaffer in 1951; father-in-law Adam Schaffer in 1971; infant brother Roland in 1929; sister Louise Chekay in 1991; godson Rodney Herauf in 1961; niece Carrie Chekay in 1971; brothers-in-law John Schaffer in 1923, Jacob Schaffer in 1930, John Schaffer in 1930, Vincent Schaffer in 1958, Casper Schaffer in 1990, Joseph Schaffer in 1998, Anthony Schaffer in 2002, Clem Herauf in 2002 and Peter Schaffer in 2006; sisters-in-law Margaret Weisgarber in 1988 and Margaret Schaffer in 1995. Stan lived a very rewarding and fulfilling life and accomplished much with Rose at his side. He was a teacher, an employee of Simpson's and Firestone in the earlier years, and a real estate broker. In 1963, Stan returned to his true passion farming and this is where most of our family memories originate. Stan was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, curling, and baseball. Stan shared his love of baseball with his family by coaching his daughters' and sons' baseball teams and later provided an enthusiastic cheering section at his grandchildren's ball games. Stan's desire to build and create resulted in the construction of many beautiful homes for his family to enjoy. Stan had a love of genealogy and dedicated much of his retirement years to researching and compiling our family history. With the two family history books he wrote, he has left us with a lasting legacy. Stan was also a devout Roman Catholic and dedicated much of his life to the Parish Councils and Knights of Columbus with various parishes. Most of all, Stan will be remembered for his love and steadfast dedication to his wife and family. Stan was a man with a deep and quiet soul who worked hard for his family. Stan, in his daily life, revealed much strength and tenderness, always giving his best. Stan always gave of himself without expecting anything in return and we are truly blessed to have been part of his life. Words cannot describe how much he will be missed. Special thanks to nieces Shannon Cote and Michelle Fisher. Also special thanks Stan's doctors, Dr. Whittick and Dr. Salim. Grateful appreciation to Stan's Palliative Care nurses Bob Wolfe and Linda Skomoroski as well as all of the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Home Care and Emergency staff. Pallbearers are Stan's grandsons Shawn Martin, Devin Szarkowicz, Chris Martin, Aaron Eberle, Adam Eberle and Dylan Eberle. Honorary Pallbearers are all of Stan's grandchildren and great grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Norm Marcotte, celebrant. A Private Family Interment to follow.
- Frank Joseph passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the age of 83. Frank was born in Kronau, SK to John and Katherine Ell. Frank will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Anne of 51 years; three children, Larry (Sandi) of Regina, Murray (Donna) of Saskatoon, Sharon (Sheldon) of Sturgis, SK; four grandchildren, Nicole Kelly, Tanner Remenda, Michelle and Tianna Ell; sisters, Anna Marie Schmidt and Emma Papp; sisters in law, Kay, Irene, Theresa, Florence, Jeanette, Laura and Doreen. Frank is predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine; brothers, Ignace, Peter, Paul, Joe, Adam, Andy and John; sisters, Rose Dielschneider, Anne Ell, Veronica Schaeffer; brothers in law, Ben Dielschneider, Meinard Schmidt, Joseph Folk and Mike Papp. A special thank you to all the nephews and nieces for the love and compassion they showed their Uncle Frank. Frank was a farmer at heart. In later years, he worked for Dairy Producers. Frank had a great love for people and was loved in return. The family would like to extend their appreciations to the staff of 5E General Hospital and William Booth Hospice. The Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 30, 2006 at Holy Cross R.C. Parish, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina, SK with Fr. Norm Marcotte as Celebrant.
- John Peter (May 13th, 1935 - June 17th, 2002). John Ell passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 17, 2002 at the age of 67 in his home with his wife at his side. John was born in Kronau where he lived until moving to Regina in 1952. He married Doreen Kattler October 10th, 1955. Together they had four children. John worked for Scott National for 38 years before retiring in 1990. John is survived by his wife Doreen, sons Vern (Laurie), Randy (Sylvia), daughter Terry Iwanicha (Rod), son Grant (Anita), grandchildren Carrie (Brad), Kristy (Geoff), Joanne, John, Karla, Jacyln, Justin, Christina and Janie, and great-grandchildren, Corbin and Sydney. John is also survived by his brother Frank (Ann), and sisters Anna Marie Schmidt, and Emma Papp and sister-in-laws Kay, Irene, Theresa, Jeanette, Laura and Florence and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Katherine, father John, brothers Ignace, Peter, Paul, Adam, Joe and Andy, and sisters Sister Ann Ell, Rose Dielschneider and Veronica Schaeffer, brothers-in-law Meinard Schmidt, Ben Dieschneider, Fred Schaeffer, Joe Folk and Mike Papp. Those who knew John will never forget him. He had many interests and every one of them involved his family or close friends. In earlier years John could be found coaching baseball and attending all his children's activities. As time passed he enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandchildren & special fishing buddy Len Lipp, working on family projects, refinishing furniture, making wine and attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events. He always had time for everyone. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Peter's parish. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter R.C. Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina with Rev. Ken Koep the celebrant.
- Theresa (nee Bast). It is with heavy heart we share the passing of Theresa Ell on Monday, October 17th, 2011. Theresa was predeceased by her husband Paul Ell; parents Joseph and Annastasia Bast; and loved ones too numerous to mention. She dedicated her life to her seven children, Gerald Ell, Paulette (Richard) Green, Ken (Shannon) Ell, Ralph (Shannon Fay) Ell, Kathi (Al) Hirschmueller, Mel (Angela) Ell, Brenda (Neil) Hinds, her 12 grandkids and 6 great grandkids. Born in the Kronau area, Theresa grew up on the farm with ten siblings, including her twin sister. She spent her spare time as a crafter, Rider Fan & Game Show Guru. Please join us for the Funeral Mass and Celebration of Theresa's Life on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Little Flower Parish, 420 College Ave., at 10:00 a.m.
- Edna Bergetta (nee Hesla). Beloved wife and cherished life companion of the late J. Walter Erb. Edna passed away peacefully in her Regina home at the age of 90 years, June 7, 2002. Edna was predeceased by her parents Oliver and Christine Hesla of Lajord, Sk; husband, Walter; and sister, Orvina Hesla (Howard) Jones of Yellow Grass, Sk. She is survived by her sister, Irene (Stan) Hansen of Yellow Grass, SK; daughters Carol (Paul) Hill, and Sharon (Harvey) Staseson; grandchildren, Rosanne Hill (Brad) Blaisdell; Shannon Hill (Greg) Southgate, of Vancouver, BC; Matthew Hill of Los Angeles, CA; January and Kathryn Hill of Regina; Heidi Staseson of Toronto, ON; Alexandra and Victoria Staseson of Regina; great granddaughters, MacKenzie, Anderson and Taylor Mary Blaisdell; Laine and Julia Southgate. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Adelaide (Wally) Dreger; Aileen (Roy) Erb; Dorothy Cunningham; and by many wonderful and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Edna brought a lot of love into this world, and left it all for us. Edna was born and raised on her family's farm in Lajord, SK. After graduating from Luther College, she entered Regina General Hospital's School of Nursing, and graduated with honours becoming a Registered Nurse in 1933. She and Walter spent the early years of their marriage in Chicago and New York, where Walter studied music and opera. At the outbreak of WWII, they returned to Regina, and took up residency at Luther College, where Walter was appointed Teacher and Dean of Men. Edna became Luther College's first nurse. Following the birth of their first daughter, Carol, Edna and Walter moved to Lang, SK., to farm and raise their family. It was at Lang, under Edna's insistence, that Walter attended his first political meeting. That same night in 1947, he returned home, having been nominated and later elected, as MLA for the Milestone Consistuency District. Walter was appointed Minister of Health in 1956, under the late Premier T.C. Douglas. At that time he and Edna moved to Regina, where they spent the remainder of their years serving their community, and nuturing the lives of countless family and friends. In Regina, Edna served terms as President of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Women's Canadian Club and Lakeview United Church UCW. She was also an active member of the Alumni Associations of Luther College and the Regina General Hospital. Later in life, having raised her daughters, Edna returned to her career in nursing, and worked at Pioneer Village until she retired as a Nursing Supervisor at the age of 72 years. Edna's tender, noble and genteel manner, will be a continuing source of inspiration for all who have been graced by her friendship and love. A service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, June 13, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 190 Massey Rd, Regina with dear friend and pastor, Orville Kaminski officiating. Interment will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Yellow Grass Cemetery. Edna's family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. John Alport, Flora Rante, Else Elpa and the nurses and care-givers of the Regina Palliative Care Program.
- Clarence passed away peacefully, at age 64, surrounded by his family on Dec. 13, 2002 after a long battle with various illnesses. Clarence was born March 21, 1938, predeceased by his parents Gustave and Regina Euteneier and two brother-in-laws. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Wilma; sons Greg (Shelley) and Jeff (Christine); daughter Tammy (Chris) Churko and beloved granddaughter Alyssa. He is also survived by two sisters Lena (John) Sawatsky, Verna (Dale) Beisick and brother Reinhold (Hilda); numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Clarence farmed at Kronau until his retirement; he loved nature, fishing, visiting with friends and was an active member in his churches and local community. Funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Leeson officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Donna Marie (nee Osipoff) born October 9, 1961 passed away peacefully on June 28, 2004 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her father, Fred Osipoff and nephew Jesse. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 25 years, Ken, Daughters Tonya (Aaron Amor), Natasha (Mike Spencer (Zachary) and granddaughter Layna, son Michael, step daughter Erin Epp and grandson Dallas. Mother, Mary Osipoff, brothers Donald (Brian & Tara), Dave, Fred (Rhonda), Niece Cassidy, Dennis (Tanya), nephews Taylor & Carter. Mother & father-in-law Hilda & Reinhold Euteneier, sister-in-laws Brenda Obrigewitsch (Kevin), Shannon, Trina & Jayce; Sandy Beck (Dave), Travis, Brittaney, Josh, Shelley Apolonia (Noel) & Zachary. She is also lovingly remembered by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles & friends. Donna touched every person she met. Throughout the past year she never gave up fighting. She will be missed by all those who love her.
- Wilfred John Euteneier June 20, 1929 May 18, 2011 We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Wilfred John Euteneier of Kronau, SK. Wilfred is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eva, and their children, Darlene (Randy) Danyliw, Paul (Gina), Gerald (Gail), Larry Euteneier; grandchildren, James, Jon (Jada), James (Jaime), Dean (Carissa), Andrew and Lacey (Matt); his sisters, Gertrude Leib and Violet Schaetzle, his brother Paul (Marlene), in-laws Ewald (Eileen), Wilbert (Doris), Elmer Draeger and numerous nieces and nephews. Wilfred was predeceased by his parents, John & Regina; his infant grandson, Bobbie, and brother-inlaw Norman Leib. A visitation will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2336 College Ave. Regina, SK on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Service to Celebrate Wilfred's life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. H. Nachtigall, officiating. Interment will follow at Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery.
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- Donald Fahlman was born December 16, 1928 at Kronau to Peter and Theresa Fahlman, the middle child with two older sisters and two younger brothers. Because his father was ill for several years he was pushed into doing a man's work at a tender age. He never complained about that, even when at age 10 he spent all summer driving eight horses to work the summerfallow and by the time he got to the inside the outside was grown-up with weeds so he had to start again. At 12 he worked on a threshing crew and was proud that a neighbour entrusted him with his good team. The love of horses remained with him and he encouraged and taught his children to ride. Showing horses, and cattle, at fairs was enjoyed by all the family. Horse and car trading, came easily to him because he loved them both. Don was a hard worker who didn't like to call in the nieghbourhood professional if he could do it himself. When he made up his mind to do something he was resourceful, physically strong and determined. He was honest and fair, and never left a bill unpaid. However, if he thought the price was unfair he did not hesitate to question it. The family dubbed him Mr. Clean because he hated a mess. When he moved to the city in 2005 the mess on the streets bothered him so he constantly picked up garbage as he walked. it was suggested the city should put him on their payroll. Don had a quick wit and off-beat sense of humour that people didn't always catch on to. The Fahlmans bought a section of prairie at Griffin in 1946 and Don and his father broke it with a rough old Hardparr tractor. Don married Jean Krueger in 1950 and 11 days later the home they were living in burned so all the wedding gifts and the second hand furniture they had purchased was lost. They worked hard to re-establish themselves. To help with family finances Don worked as the town dray man, he did custom work for other farmers, he was lineman for Ideal Rural Telephone Company, and replaced fuses for Saskatchewan Power. Don and Jean had three children, Memory in 1951, Holly in 1952, and Kerry in 1954. While his family was growing up he led the Griffin Community 4-H and Horse Club, he was chairman of the recreation club which built and outdoor rink for the children. Don played baseball with Griffin Bears and later Midale Braves in Souris River baseball league. He was a left-handed first baseman with a powerful swing and strong arm which wasn't always accurate. He served on the Wheat Pool Board but he was impatient with sitting through long meetings. He liked to see some purpose for the time he spent. He joined the choir at Grace United and was president for many years. He had a natural talent for singing and loved music, especially gospel music. They went to pattern and old tyme dances around the country for years. Playing a variety of card games was an interest and they were members of Wheatland Senior Center. Don was an early riser, which wasn't always appreciated when he was a guest in other peoples' homes. He was also prompt and had no sympathy for anyone who was late. When he left the farm his early rising habit went with him. He was first in the field and first out walking the streets. When he lost the strength in his leg and hip life became a challenge for an energetic man who loved to walk miles every day. Don had always been in charge of his life and ill health was making him lose that control. Our family has always respected the judgement of our dear husband, father and grandfather, and we continue to do so. Remember this honest, humorous, productive man for a life well lived. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Jean's thoughts were read by his brother Dennis. The Eulogy was given by Keith Sprecken and Grace United Church Choir sang the Processional Hymn. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Sask. Everyone who cares about our family are considered Honored Pallbearers
- Emanuel Joseph passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Emanuel is predeceased by his parents, Michael and Marisefa Fahlman; sons, Robert and Eric Fahlman; sister, Mary (Peter) Ebenol and brothers, Melchior, Kasper, Joseph and Leo (Clara) Fahlman. Emanuel will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Lillian; daughter, Gladys (David) Heisler; sons, Rene (Susan) Fahlman, Aaron Fahlman and Ross Fahlman; grandchildren, Scott (Rhonda) Heisler, Craig Heisler and friend Sherry Salter, Chad Fahlman and Curtis Fahlman; great grandchildren, Austin Heisler, Wyatt Heisler and Jake Heisler; sisters, Sr. Cabrini Fahlman and Isabel (John) Nemeth; brothers, Alex (Isabel) Fahlman, John (Tillie) Fahlman, Gabe (Lylla) Fahlman, Hilary (Dorothy) Fahlman, and Peter (Mae) Fahlman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral Mass held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Holy Cross R.C. Parish, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina SK, with Fr. Thomas Nguyen as Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Peters Colony, Kronau, SK.
- Eric Michael of Medicine Hat, Alberta (formerly of Kronau, SK) passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at the age of 42 years. Eric is survived by his parents, Emanuel and Lillian Fahlman; sister, Gladys (David) Heisler; brothers, Rene (Susan), Aaron and Ross; nephews, Scott (Ronda) Heisler, Craig Heisler, Chad Fahlman, Curtis Fahlman; great nephews Austin, Wyatt and Jake Heisler. Eric is predeceased by his brother, Robert Neil. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Holy Cross R. C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina, SK with Fr. Norm Marcott as Celebrant.
- Helen Elizabeth (nee Minaker) Stevenson Fahlman passed away Sunday August 17, 2008. Born in Gladstone, Manitoba April 9, 1920. Predeceased by husband Morley Stevenson, parents George & Elizabeth Minaker, brothers Ronald, WIlliam, Richard and Robert, sister Gail. Survived by husband Kenneth and son Lynne (Sandra) Stevenson of Abbotsford, B.C., step-son Stanley (Rachel) Fahlman of Calgary, Alta. & brother George (Joan) Minaker of Manotick, Ont., three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Interment to be in Riceton, Sask.
- Leo Fahlman of Regina, SK passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Leo was born April 1, 1912 in his family home at Kathrinthal (Kronau), Saskatchewan. Leo is survived by his wife, Clara of 75 years; daughter, Marie (Bob) Kowalchuk and grandsons, Rob and Steven. Leo farmed at Kronau and Richarson. He was an accomplished finishing carpenter and was proud that his workmanship is found in many homes across western Canada. Leo led an active life until his stroke in 1998. Leo loved to travel, he and Clara spent many winter travelling across the southern states. Leo was a gentle man who was eager to offer a helping hand to friends and family. He enjoyed a good laugh, singing and sharing his jokes. Leo was dedicated to his faith. He had a close friendship with many priests and nuns. Leo welcomed many to his home and cottage at Kenosee Lake. He loved spending time at his cottage entertaining. Leo will be remembered and loved by all who knew his kind way and loving heart. Special thank you to the doctors and staff of unit 3-5 at the Wascana Rehab Centre, for taking care of Leo. Funeral Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Holy Child R.C. Parish, Regina, SK with Fr. John Weckend as Celebrant.
- Harvey George (April 9, 1937 - March 14, 2011) beloved husband of Irene (nee Gammie) passed away quietly, surrounded by family after a courageous and determined fight with cancer, following surgery in Calgary. His passion for life and determination to meet every challenge head-on saw him through a full 21 years after his first diagnosis. This example of courage continues to encourage and give hope to others in whatever challenge they face. Raised as an only child, Harvey was a committed and devoted husband, Dad, grandfather and great-grandfather. Leading by example, Harvey's dedication and fierce love for his family defines the meaning of family. Harvey was born and raised in a small rural community, Lockwood, Sask. He married his high school sweetheart Irene over 55 years ago. Together they moved to Regina for a career with SaskTel. They raised their family in both Regina and at the farm near Richardson SE of Regina. Many summers included travelling to the family homestead near Lockwood in the retirement years while also enjoying life in Lethbridge for the past 14 years. Harvey was an avid volunteer and especially enjoyed coaching curling. Curling took on a special interest when grandchildren became successfully involved. Always the inventor, Harvey had a passion for finding new ways to make things work. His workshop, with his tools and creative mind, developed many interesting projects. Family reunions, camping, fishing and travelling throughout North America visiting extended family was enjoyed for decades. Other trips over the years included cruises and touring Europe with the love of his life and best friend, Irene. Harvey will be lovingly remembered and missed by wife Irene, his 5 daughters, 5 sons-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Barb (Gaston de la Sablonniere) children: Christopher Beckel (Suzanne with Emaleigh & William); Jeremy Beckel; Jennifer (Justus Smith with Sascha & Sophia); Alycia (Gavin Crawford); Patrick de la Sablonniere (Crystal); David de la Sablonniere (Chantel with Monique & Katelyn); Bonnie (Daryl Nixon) children: Rob Nixon (Dana with Hannah & Tucker); Amy Nixon (Mike Westlund); Brenda (Darcy Elder) children: Jon, Alex, Ben (Megan Boschman); Carolyn (Gary Maher) children: Lindsay Hudyma (Drew Gilbertson); Drew Hudyma; Cheryl Forner (Alan Youell). A private celebration of life is planned for immediate family at a later date.
- Edith Kathleen "Kay" Forsberg, late of Weyburn and formerly of Milestone and Riceton, SK went to be with her Lord on Friday, October 12, 2007. Predeceased by her parents, Wilfred and Mary Jones in 1974, her husband, Bill in 1963 and step children: Kay Edwards, Edna Oftebro, Hilda Large, Toiny Strayer, Walter Forsberg, Frank Forsberg, Ed Forsberg, Marie Anweiler, Helen Desautels and one brother, Clayton Jones. Kay leaves her son and daughter in law Bill and Susan of Tampa, Florida; grandson, Walter of Winnipeg, MB, granddaughter, Melissa of San Diego, California. Also, Willa-Mae Donald of Weyburn, a very close long time friend of the family who spent many hours helping Kay in her last years. Also surviving Kay is her sister, Mrs. Betty Brown of Punnichy, SK and her children: Sidney (Marsha) Brown of Saskatoon, Eleanor (Wally) Beck of Edmonton and Sylvia Bartz of Nanaimo, BC; two nephews, Harry and Olga Forsberg of Weyburn and Karl and May Forsberg of Regina; two nieces, Flora VanWaeyenberge of Estevan, SK and Stella Mutter of Penticton, BC. Kay was born on July 21, 1917 at Raymore, SK where she grew up, attended school and learned the value of hard farm work and the benefits of true personal relationships. After completing her education, Kay worked in both Raymore and Wishart as a storekeeper, while always dreaming of attending nursing school. In 1952 she met and married Bill Forsberg, a widowed man of strong, yet loving character who had emigrated from Sweden to farm at Riceton many years earlier. Kay always felt close to Bill's children and never used the word step in describing their relationship. They retired from farming and moved into the town of Riceton, in 1960. Following Bill's sudden death in 1963 Kay continued living in Riceton to raise their young son Bill Jr., but after his high school graduation she moved on to become a full time Church housekeeper in Milestone. She grew to love Rev. Ewing Rae's family that she worked for raising the two children as her own and seeing them grow up to become two beautiful young adults. Kay then moved to Weyburn to be employed with the Souris Valley hospital until her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed her retirement life, writing poetry, taking trips to local and national historic places, playing bingo and being amongst her friends. Always being community minded and a lover of people allowed Kay to enjoy her church activities in the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Riceton and the Zion Lutheran Church in Weyburn. These were important involvements to her. She was awarded in 1987 with a 2,000 hour volunteer pin for her work with the handicapped. Kay was President of the Weyburn Writers Guild and had many of her poems and writings published. Some of her other interests were collecting antiques, and assembling a unique prize-winning stamp and coin collection. She also ensured that stray animals in the community were housed and properly taken care of by working with the Weyburn Humane Society. In 2002 she was stricken with Parkinson's and later Alzheimer's which forced her to give up her independence and move into the Weyburn Special Care Home. Kay's Funeral Service will be held in Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 19, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK. Interment will follow in the family section at Riceton Cemetery, Riceton, SK. Kay was a gardener and lover of flowers.
- Mary Eva (nee Selinger). The family is saddened to announce the passing of Eva on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. She was born to Rose and Anthony Selinger on December 2, 1916 in Lajord, Sask. Predeceased by her husband Albert in December 1993, also by her parents, sisters Florence (Peter) Flichel, Monica (John) Frei; brother Jacob Selinger; half-sister Annie (Don) Laird; half-brother Frank Deschner. Leaving to mourn, son John (Beatrice); daughter Rose (Allan) Hubick; son Edwin (Dianne); grandchildren: Sherry (Paul) Mokry, Blair Frei, Dwight (Jacqueline) Frei, Gregory Hubick, Dodi Weir, Lila (Michael) Schneider, Todd Frei, Cory Frei; greatgrandchildren: Nathan, Michael, Krista, Ashley, Kayla, Colby, Emily and Jessica; also Aunt Regina Resch and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 3, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's R. C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street with Rev. Gordon Rushka officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Mary. On Wednesday, June 25, 2008, Mary Fuchs passed away. Predeceased by her mother and father; two sisters; two brothers; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law, Mary is survived by her sisters, Flossie Diamond, Isabelle (Don) Terry, Theresa Fuchs; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Lajord, Sask. Most of Mary's working years were spent working at the Hotel Saskatchewan where she made many lasting friendships. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 12:00 noon at Blessed Sacrament R. C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street with Rev. Emmett Morrissey presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina.
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- Harvey, late of Lajord, Sask. passed away on Monday, November 21, 2005 at the age of 70 years. Left to remember Harvey are his wife of 50 years, Ruby; 2 sons, Dale (Shelley) of Sedley and their daughters, Lea-Anne (Jamie) Ramer of Ontario, Nicole and Jennifer both of Regina, David (Toodie) of Regina and their children, Colten and Nicole, as well as many other family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 24, 2005 at Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Ave. E., Regina, Sask. with Rev. Ernie Metz and Pastor Ken Dynna officiating. Committal at Lajord Cemetery.
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- Eileen (nee Krause) Cushing Hamilton of Moose Jaw passed away June 29, 2012. Eileen was born March 15, 1921 at Wolseley, SK to Joseph and Edith Krause. She was raised in Lajord, SK attending Prairie Flower School, Business College training launched a 34 year career including Province of Saskatchewan Education Department, Regina; New Brunswick Telephone Co., Moncton, NB; Rural Municipality of Lajord and PFRA Depot, Moose Jaw. Eileen is predeceased by her husband Bill (W. G.) in 2002. She is survived by two sons, Donald A. Cushing (Rita) and Robert S. Cushing (Nathalie); stepson Donald G. Hamilton (Lisa); stepdaughter Janet L. Kilkenny (Jim); daughter-in-law Denise Swanson; sister Donna M. Damm; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Eileen's wishes there will be no funeral service. Eileen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandma, great- grandma, sister and friend.
- Bert Arthur, born in Lajord April 18, 1915. Passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital November 20, 2004 after a valiant battle with cancer. He will be missed by his loving wife Louise of 58 years, his daughter Noel (Wayne) Klock their 3 children, Danielle (Les) Brown, Dana (Morley) Lessard, Damien (Dione) Klock, (8) great-grandchildren, his pride and joys, Kassia, Courtney, Chelsea, Karlee, Cody, Spencer, Zachary, and Dreya. Dad enjoyed (10) siblings in his life, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He followed his father's footsteps and was a farmer in the Lajord community; he then retired to Regina to be closer to his family. He served his country during WWII, part of this time being overseas. Dad's happiest times were when he was around his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Home Care coordinator (Independent Living) Gerald Jordheim and staff for all their special support and consideration in helping allow dad to stay at home. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
- Vernice Maud (nee Smith), age 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Clifford; parents; sister Jean; brother Leonard; brothers-in-law Arthur James and Jack Gibbins. She leaves to celebrate her life: daughters Marjorie Hanson, Myrna (Gavin) Pugh; grandchildren: Berit and Rhys; nephews: Jim (Elaine) Gibbins, Jack (Joanne) Gibbins, and Keith (Maureen) Gibbins; great-nephew Vernon Gibbins, great-niece Nichole; great-nephew Raymond Gibbins; sisters-in-law Beatrice James, Jean (Peter) Nycholat; niece Candy (Bill) Parliament; nephew Keith (Browyn) James; nephew Steven (Mary) Nycholat; niece Linda Nycholat; as well as great-nieces and nephews. Vernice's journey took her many places in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Her love of family, friends and community were her hallmark. Vernice created a home for us all in Lajord and Regina. We would like to thank the staff of Parkside Extendicare and most recently the loving and caring staff of Regina Lutheran Home; Pastor Dennis Fingas and Pastor Lindsay Hognestad for their visits and prayers; Dr. Lotz for his care, which sustained us all. A Service of Celebration of Vernice's Life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
- Joseph John. On Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Joseph John Heleniak, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by is first wife, Evelyn Marchand in 1971 and his second wife Vera Schmidt in 1989; five sisters; two brothers; step-daughter Estelle Nelson. He leaves to mourn his sister Paula of Mississauga, ON; brother Stanley in Poland; two stepdaughters Beulah Bakken of Balgonie and Phyllis Ashworth of Weyburn; as well as several nephews and nieces. Joseph was born on January 26, 1911 in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1928 at the age of 17 years. He started working for the C.P.R. in 1929. He was a Section Foreman at Bromhead, Kronau and Sedley. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's R. C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street with Rev. Ray Rodriguez presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Randolph 'Randy' Herbert passed away suddenly on Monday, September 22, 2008 at the age of 47. Randy will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Wilfred and Dora Herauf; brothers, Simon and Joe (Lisa); sisters, Dorothy (John) and Lorraine (Jeff); nieces and nephews, Rachel, Katie, Donald, Stephanie, Sean, Nicole, Michael and Anna, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Friday, September 26, 2008 at Paragon Funeral services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at St. Peter's Colony R.C. Church, St. Peter's Colony, SK with Fr. Louis Abello as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.
- Leo Mark passed away on September 11, 2008 in Prince George, BC. Leo was born on March 26, 1923 and spent his working years in Riceton, Saskatchewan and then later retired in British Columbia. He is survived by his only daughter Bonnie (Garth) Sveinson and two granddaughters; Stacy and Robin. Leo was predeceased by his wife Esther, sisters; Hazel Yahne, Emma Vandekamp and Florence Hill, brother Max Hill and Parents Frank and Martha Hill.
- Verna (nee Youck) passed away peacefully at the age of 89 with her loving daughter, Imogene by her side. Verna was born July 16, 1915. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill), son Brian; Brother, Godfrey (Louise) Youck; sister-in-law, Lillian Youck; brother-in-law, Gus Kelln. She is survived by her daughter, Imogene Hodel (Richard Bitz), granddaughter, Tara Hodel, brothers: Fred Youck, Albert (Roxanne) Youck, sisters: Mollie Kelln, Emma (George) Meikle as well as numerous nieces and nephews across Canada. She will be lovingly remembered by her family & friends in their farming community of Estlin; as well as the people she worked with as the President of the Saskatchewan Black Angus Women's Auxiliary. Church was an extremely important part of Verna's life. Her joy was to serve as the special grandmother at Grace Lutheran Church Sunday School. She donated much of her time & energy to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. Visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK. on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
- Brandon Richard (November 24, 1994 - July 9, 2009). The angels sang a welcome song on July 9 of 2009 as our dear beloved Brandon walked through the gates of Heaven. The Lord blessed us with Brandon on November 24, 1994. He was a special gift that only our dear Lord could give. Brandon died peacefully with his loving family by his side. He will be missed deeply by his caring and loving parents, Peter and Annie Hofer; sister, Kimberly; and brothers, Travis, Jaydyn and Kelly. They knew that Brandon was special and no chore was too much for them to do as long as it was for Brandon. Dearest Brother, life without you will not be the same. We love you dearly, and hope to meet again. Also left to mourn is paternal grandmother, J. Mary Hofer of the Lajord Colony; maternal grandmother S. Annie Hofer of the Donalda Colony; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Brandon was predeceased by both his grandfathers, Joseph Hofer of Lajord Colony and Samuel Hofer of Donalda Colony. Rest in peace dear Brandon, we will never forget you. Brandon lived with cancer for 11 years. He fought a good fight and ran a good race, a boy determined to beat cancer. The power of love, family and faith kept him going. We would like to thank Dr. Haq and all the nurses who were included in Brandon's care you will always have a special place in our hearts. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lajord Colony on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Lajord Colony Cemetery.
- Rev. Jacob, beloved husband of Mrs. Annie Hofer of Lajord Colony, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer, with his family by his side on Friday, June 8th, 2007 at the age of 67 years. Jacob leaves to cherish his memory, nine children, Rachel (Joe) of Downie Lake Col. SK, Esther (Paul) of Pine Hill Col. AB, Susanna (George) of Riverview Col. SK, Ida (Joe) and Evelyn (Larry) of Earview Col. SK, Arnold (Betty) of Lajord Col. SK, Barbara (Andy) of Eagle Creek Col. SK and twenty-eight grandchildren. He will be remembered by his brothers, Paul (Mary) and Darius (Becky) of Lajord Colony; sisters, Annie (Eli) and Katie (Sam) of Rainbow Col. AB, Mary (Joseph) of Hill Crest Col. SK, and Susie (Paul) of Webb Col. SK. He will also be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews. Jacob is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Annie; brothers Joseph (Mary) and Benjamin (Elizabeth), and children David and Rebecca. Jacob was born on October 7, 1939 at Lakeside Colony. Eighteen years later in 1956 he moved to Spring Creek Col. SK. He married Annie on January 20, 1963. In 1965 he moved to Arm River Col. SK. There he was elected to be minister and in 1984 he moved to Lajord Colony. He took pride in teaching German and Sunday School for many years. Jacob always looked to the Lord for answers in his ministry. He also was a carpenter, there wasn't a thing that he couldn't fix or make. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday June 10, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in Lajord Colony. Interment in Lajord Colony Cemetery.
- James Jonathon. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of James Jonathon Hofer, on September 27, 2002, at the age of 14 years. James was predeceased by his grandfathers Benjamin Hofer and Samuel Walter, and uncles Arnold Hofer and Tom Walter. James will be lovingly remembered by his parents Rev. Albert and Rachel Hofer, siblings Abigail, Conrad, Grace, and Benjamin, and grandmothers Rachel Walter and Elizabeth Hofer. James will also be missed by numerous special uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. James will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humour, and strong work ethic. James was well known for his love of reading and learning, and was a positive role model for the children of Lajord Hutterite Colony. James could often be found "coaching" the children on the soccer field, as he shared his love of sports. The entire community will miss his smile and laughter.
- Lois Marie Hofer. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear daughter, sister, auntie and friend. Lois has left this earth to rest in the loving arms of Our Father. Lois was predeceased by her dad Ben; brother Arnold and nephew James. She leaves behind her beloved mom Elizabeth; brothers, Albert (Rachel) and Wally (Esther) at Lajord Colony and sister Joanne (Edward Stahl) in Ritzville, Washington; nieces and nephews Abigail, Conrad, Grace, Benjamin, Eric, Naomi, Colleen, Arnold, Janice, Jordan (Gloria), Jenna, Adam, Christopher, Caleb and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Lois was born in Regina, SK., and lived at Lajord Colony until her passing. She lived a life of helping and caring for others and always put their needs before her own. Lois was a very talented person and she loved challenges. She was also a great role model to all who were in her life. She showed a good example of hard work, honesty and friendliness. The Funeral Service will be held at Lajord Colony on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
- Mary J. On March 10,2010 our dear loving mother and grandmother Mary J. Hofer walked through the gates of heaven to meet our heavenly father and to finally greet her loving husband Joseph Hofer, with her family by her side. Mary is survived by her daughters Dora (late Paul) Arm River, Martha (Paul) Hillridge, Marie (Dan) Arm River, Annie (George) Spring Creek, Matilda (Darius) East Raymond, and her sons Joe (Elizabeth), Jake (Mary), Ed ( Susanna), Sam (Rosa), Peter (Annie) all of Lajord Colony, along with 58 grandchildren , 27 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph and infant son Jacob. Dearest mother and grandmother you will be dearly missed. We love you and will hold you in our hearts forever. Funeral Service on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Lajord Colony
- Joseph. On December 24, 2008 Mr. Joe Holten of Lajord, Sask. passed away at the age of 59 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Connie; two daughters Dawn and Angie; two grandchildren Nathan Holten and Jodi Pollard; mother Daisy; brother Gordon; as well as numerous relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina, Sask. on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
- Ethel Florence (nee Kalina) July 13, 1915 - November 20, 2006. In memory of Ethel Hutchinson who passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Surrey, B.C. Ethel was predeceased in 1991 by Elmer, her loving husband of 48 years. She was also predeceased by her brother Raymond Kalina. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Jim (Linda) and daughter Marilyn (Grant) Rainbow; sister Dorothy Leonard; brother Russell Kalina; sister-in-law Rosalind Kalina; brother-in-law Ron (Marion) Hutchinson; sister-in-law Ethel Middleton; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Ethel was born in Estlin Sask. and grew up on a farm near Richardson, Sask. She spent the majority of her life in Regina, before moving to Surrey, B.C. in 2002. She was very proud of being from a Saskatchewan pioneer family. Ethel was a devoted mother and homemaker and will fondly be remembered for her love of music, especially playing the piano, gardening, cooking and family gatherings. Ethel and Elmer were charter members of Broadway United Church. They also enjoyed 17 winters in Texas as "snowbirds". Mom often said, "I've lived a very good life". A family service of remembrance will be held in Regina at a later date.
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- Mary Katherine (nee Lekivetz), age 83 years, late of Regina, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, January 5, 2006. Predeceased by her parents George and Anna Lekivetz; husband Percy (Bud) in 1970; brothers-inlaw, Ern Obst, Harry, Ben (Pearl) and Lindsay Johnston; sisters-in-law, Olive and Eva Johnston; Mary leaves to mourn her sons, Bill of Riceton, Rodney (Nicole), Garry (Lana), Doug (Tammy), and daughter Sandra (Bill) Burwash, all of Calgary; eight grandchildren: Kevin and Mick, Katie and Lisa, Warren and Kayla, all of Calgary; Darren and Matthew of Quebec; three great-grandchildren: Sabrina, Brooklyn, Jasmine, all of Calgary; her sister Margaret Obst; brother Don (Grace) Lekivetz; nieces and nephews; and many friends. Mary lived most of her life in Riceton raising a family and helping on the farm. She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church. Bud and Mary were caretakers at the Riceton rink. After Bud passed, Bill took over the farming and Mom continued to help out. She was caretaker of Riceton School and then worked at Pioneer Village for many years. She moved to Regina in early 2002 where she made many new friends at the Cornwall Village. A special Thank You to the EMS team, the staff at the Emergency Ward at Regina General Hospital, and to Father Norm Marcotte and Chaplain Gladys McElwee. At Mom's request, a private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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- Betty (nee Clark) passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2005 at the age of 86, one day before her 87th birthday. She is survived by her husband Russell; son Allen Kalina (Wanda); daughter Pat LeBlanc (Dorian); grandchildren Tara and Alex Kalina, Nicole, Joel, Daniel, and Patrick LeBlanc. Also left to mourn is her sister Ruth Clark; brothers Ken Clark, Keith Clark, and Sam Clark; and many nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Janet Clark, brother Mike Clark, and grandson Michel LeBlanc. Betty was born in Walpole, Saskatchewan on the home farm and lived there until she found work in Regina at the Pasqua Hospital in the Cancer Clinic. Betty married Russel Kalina on December 3, 1959 and lived on a farm near Richardson, where she began a new career as a farm wife and mother of two children, Allen and Pat. Betty was blessed with six grandchildren that were always the highlight in her life. She loved to cook, read, and play cards. Betty and Russell spent many hours square dancing. Family was a big part of Betty's life and she spent many hours entertaining those who came to visit her. She resided at Pioneer Village from 2001 until her death. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jack Oglesby officiating.
- Russell George, resident of Pioneer Village and past resident of William Albert House, passed away very peacefully with family by his side in the evening of Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elizabeth Kalina; brother Raymond Kalina; sister Ethel Hutchinson; wife Betty (2005); and grandson Michel LeBlanc (1995). Russell is survived by his son Allen (Wanda) Kalina; daughter Pat (Dorian) LeBlanc; grandchildren Tara Kalina, Alex Kalina, Nicole (Joran) Sacchetti, Joel LeBlanc, Daniel LeBlanc (Jaimie Polsom) and Patrick LeBlanc; great-granddaughter Taylor; sister Dorothy Leonard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Russell was born in Richardson, SK on May 19, 1924. He married Betty in December 1959 and they were blessed with two children, 7 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He took over the family farm when his father died and continued farming actively for many years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimers and moved to William Albert House in 2007. Russell enjoyed music of any kind and played the drums in the Lions Adult Band for several years. He also enjoyed playing cards and square dancing with Mom. Family gatherings were a big part of his life and loved the food that often accompanied these. He was a very social person and enjoyed the many social activities at William Albert House during his residence there. Special thank you to all of his caregivers through the years, including the nurses and staff of Pasqua Hospital 3B, Pioneer Village and William Albert House. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Opal Cora (nee Hanson), late of Regina, SK, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2001, after a long and sad journey with Alzheimer's. Opal was predeceased by her husband Norman in 1981, and her sisters Bertha and Bernice and brothers Harold and Roy. She will be lovingly remember by her three children: Lyle (Connie) of Calgary, AB, Shirley (Peter) Kaweski of Saskatoon, SK, and Gordon (Randi) of Regina, SK; grandchildren Greg, Debbie, Doug, Carmen, Erin, Sarah and Jane; great-grandchildren Gabriel and Gianna; brother Bert (Louise) Hanson; sisters: Ethel Berkey, Vera (John) Dermody, Myrtle Eaton, Verna (Robert) Armstrong and Violet Benz; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother-in-law Lorne (Ilene ) Kennedy and sisters-in-law Gladys (Gordon) Hampson and Aurolyn Kennedy. Opal was born in Lajord, SK in 1908, to Rosa and Ellert Hanson, the oldest of eleven children. She married Norman Kennedy in 1932, and they farmed at Kronau, SK, until Norman's passing. While in Kronau, Opal was an active participant in the community and was involved with 4 Square Community Club, Kronau Memorial Hall, Curling Rink and Kronau United Church. She was a long time member of the Saskatchewan Farmers' Union and the New Democratic Party. Opal's greatest passion was the garden where she would spend most of the summer tending the plants and gathering the bountiful harvest. She spent endless hours doing embroidery and Hardanger, which won her many prizes at the Regina Exhibition. She was an avid curler and sang with the Sweet Adeline's for many years. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, January 11, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Kitchen officiating.
- Michael. Much loved husband, father, Gede, and brother, Mike passed away at his home (William Albert House) on June 14, 2014. He was born October 27, 1919, to Metro and Anne Kushnir, of the Rhein, SK. district. He served in the Canadian Army from 1941 - 1946, doing two tours of duty in Europe and one in the Aleutian Islands of the North Pacific. It was at Dundurn Military Base that he met Thelma Purves - they married in 1947 and had 65 years together, farming for 50 years at Riceton, SK and then living in a condo in Regina. Mike was an excellent farmer, with an eye for detail and skills as a carpenter, machine repairman, blacksmith, welder, jack of all trades. He had a strong sense of community, and served for years on the Wheat Pool, Credit Union, Co-op, United Church and other community boards and committees. Mike drove a school bus for four years, earning many cookies and hugs for his kindness with the children. His years as a 4 - H leader saw him pass on woodworking skills to many young men in the district. Mike loved horses, especially the Belgians and Clydes, and often said he wished he had added these wonderful animals to his experience on the farm. In later years, Mike spent many winters doing archive and library research on his family history. Biggest fan of all events involving grandchildren, Mike could be seen at school celebrations, dance recitals and hockey games across the province. He was predeceased by four of his much loved eight sisters and his wife, Thelma in September 2012. Mike leaves two children: Lynda (Ray Pekrul) of Regina, and Amcie (Nancy) of Saskatoon. Four grandchildren loved him dearly and will remember him always, Meghan Kushnir (Victoria), Ryan Kushnir (Quebec), Raena (Shawn Peasley, Regina), Dr. Chris Pekrul (Bretty, Saskatoon). Thank you to Dr. Salgado for his excellent care and kindness over these many years. Mike and Thelma moved into William Albert House in August, 2011, and the family want to acknowledge the wonderful care and excellent staff - thanks so much for supporting Mom, Dad and us over the years! A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Hendrickson officiating. A lunch will follow the service. Burial will be at the Riceton Cemetery later Saturday afternoon.
- Thelma Katherine (nee Purves). Much loved wife, mother and Baba, Thelma passed away surrounded by family in her home at William Albert House, Friday, September 14, 2012. Thelma was born April 26, 1923, middle child of Amcie and Myrtle Purves, and lived on the family farms in Bechard and Riceton. In 1942, Thelma joined the Canadian Women's Army (C.W.A.C.), driving an army ambulance, meeting trains of wounded soldiers who returned to Canada during W.W. II. While in the Army, she met Mike Kushnir, and when he returned from overseas, they were married in Regina on April 22, 1947. Their first year of marriage was spent farming a veteran's homestead in the Rokeby district. The following year they moved to a farm in the Riceton district, remaining there for over 50 years. They began spending winters in Regina, ultimately buying a condo in 1988, and then commuting to the farm as needed. In the summer of 2011, Mike and Thelma moved to William Albert House, Emerald Park. Thelma loved being there, and we are so grateful for the excellent staff, wonderful care, and fun times that were part of her life over this last year. Thelma is survived by her husband, Mike; daughter Lynda (Raymond Pekrul), their children Raena (Shawn Peasley) and Dr. Chris Pekrul (Bretty); son Amcie (Nancy), and their children Meghan Kushnir and Ryan Kushnir (Anna). Those grandchildren were the light of Baba's life, and every visit, phone call or card was treasured. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:30 AM, at the Regina Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Riceton Cemetery.
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- Paul of Richardson, SK transformed into spirit January 6, 2003 about 6:30 p.m. His baby son Marc and parents, Gaston and Medora Lalonde predeceased Paul. He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Alice; five children and eleven grandchildren; sons, Joseph (Lois), Alexander, Richard and Katherine; daughters Juliette (George), Marc, Andy and Valerie; Charlotte in Calgary; sons Michael (Cindy), Charlotte and Brandie in Saskatoon; Jean-Paul (Sundance), Paul, Hyacinthe and Micha; his sister Cecile Bruce in Weyburn; and his brother Marc (Ann) from Salt Spring Island, B.C.; his wife's family and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins from both sides of the family. A journeyman carpenter all his life, he and his father started Lalonde Contractors in 1952 and later, with his sons, General Insurance Repair. Paul was born in Storthoaks, SK on April 8, 1931 and lived each day of his life to the fullest. He had a full day, came back to the dream home he built, walked into his bedroom and within 20 minutes began his new journey in spirit. He was very happy he was able to go hunting this fall with friends and relatives because he knew it was probably his last, but hoped there would be more. He was especially happy about spending time hunting in his hometown of Storthoaks with special assistance from his cousin Paul Berard and very caring wife Pat. You made his life complete. Paul loved animals and leaves to mourn three Brittany spaniels, Beau, Busby and Mini as well as two ferrets, Spooky and Snoopy and our cat E-Boo. Happy hunting Paul with love from your family and friends. The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Ken Koep presiding.
- Arthur Wilfred. On Thursday, April 21, 2005, Arthur Wilfred Leippi passed away at the age of 69 years. Born on the farm near Lajord on May 18, 1935, Art remained close to his roots and farmed from the age of 15 with his father. Upon his marriage in 1956 to Florence, they and their family farmed together until the time of his death. The love of Art's life were his cattle, although he also enjoyed seeding, harvest time and making hay. Nothing was ever too big of a challenge. He was an avid curler, never very far from the farm with the exception of his semi-driving days. Art was predeceased by his father Henry and his mother Ottillia. He is survived by his wife Florence; sons Kenneth (Marilyn) and Jeffrey (Pauline); daughter Rhonda (Tim); eleven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; brother Richard; sisters Adeline (Weisgarber) and Lorraine (Skarra); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Program, with special thanks to Dr. Vermeulen. A memorial service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Ida Caroline (nee Hodel). On Monday, August 27, 2001, Ida Caroline Leippi, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Gottlieb; her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Hodel; sister Mary Sattler; brothers, Fred and Bill Hodel. Ida is survived by her three children: Hilda (Reinhold) Euteneier, Arnold (Ina) Leippi, Dianne (Ernie) Winter; nine grandchildren: Brenda (Kevin), Ken (Donna), Sandra (David), Shelley (Noel), Dale, Steven (Sandra), Murray (Dawn), Michelle, Michael (Chris); eighteen great grandcchildren; one great great grandson; sister Emma Tiefenbach; sisters-in-law, Josie Hodel and Verna Hodel. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street with Rev. H. Nachtigall officiating. Interment in Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery.
- Margaret Florence (nee Ford) 1918 - 2003 passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on September 19, 2003. We will miss our mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and sister. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Alfred (1985), mother and father Ottelia and Angus Ford, brothers Hugh, Roy and Henry Ford, and son-in-law Don Euteneier. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ruth Euteneier, Louise (Lauren) Stromberg, Gerald (Cathy) Leippi and Vern (Peggy) Leippi; twelve grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; two brothers George (Marg) Ford and Lawrence (Pearl) Ford, three sisters Gladys Moffatt, Alice Woodcock and Thelma (Bob) Irvine; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law Gertie Leippi and Irma Yackle. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East with Rev. Bob Leeson officiating. Interment to follow in Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery.
- Don (June 22, 1930 - October 2, 2010). Don Lekivetz of Regina, formerly of Riceton, Sask., passed away on October 2, 2010 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his daughter Sharon, parents Anna and George, and his sister Mary. Don will be missed by his wife of 58 years, Grace, children and families Rick (Diane) Lekivetz and Shannon; Cheryl (Ted) Tuharsky, Ryan (Teresa) and Chris; Kathie (Gerry) Schneider, Megan and Matthew. Memorial services will be held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (5020 7th Avenue, Regina) at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010.
- Clarence George passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on September 16, 2008. Clarence was born February 21, 1918, in the Saskatoon City Hospital. His childhood and early years were spent on the family farm at Tuberose. When he was merely 15 his father died very suddenly, and Clarence became responsible for the farming operation, beginning with the horses, and progressing to tractors, driving his brothers and sisters to school, and helping his mother to care for the welfare of the family and home. During those same years he worked, as well, for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool on elevator maintenance, and grain buyer for the Ogilvie elevator company in Tuberose. He accepted these heavy responsibilities with cheerfulness and a determination to succeed. His sense of humor was ever present. In his youth Clarence also found time and energy for fun and sports he excelled in baseball as a pitcher, hockey, tennis, curling and swimming. In 1944 he purchased his own land in the Sanctuary district. He married Bessie Blumer and moved his farming operation to Demaine. Schooling for their four children moved him once again, to a farm at Lajord and a home in Regina. Clarence farmed for 63 years, retiring at the age of 78 when Parkinsons began to interfere with his health and energy. He loved the business of farming, he loved the soil, and he loved to work. His wish that his ashes be returned to those acres that he tended will be honoured by his family. He was loved and respected and he taught us endlessly what we needed to learn. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, Perry and Deborah Lewis, sister Greta, brothers-in-law Robert Frame, Donald Humphrey, and Howard Blumer; sistersin-law Gwen Blumer and Mildred Newby. To remember him always he leaves his sisters Myra Frame and Doreen Humphrey, brothers Donald ( Bev) and Jim (Una), brother-in-law Gordon Newby; Bessie and their children Perry, Ray (Jamila), Lauri, and Connie (Gerald); grandchildren Dawn (Colt), Camilla, Billy, Alexa, and Matthew; great-grandchildren Haleigh, Darius, and Isaac; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Clarence's family wishes to express to the women and men of Regina Qu'Appelle Home Care our sincere appreciation and thanks. You came into our home twice daily bringing your skills, your laughter, and your friendship. We will never forget you. We invite you to share with us when we gather to remember Clarence's life. A service to honour his memory will be held Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Regina Funeral Home, Victoria Avenue East. Regina.
- Stella Blanche (nee Anderson) March 15, 1913 - April 23, 2005. Stella passed away peacefully, aged 92, at the Sunshine Lodge, Campbell River, B.C. where she had resided since 2002. Stella will be greatly missed by her three children Brien (Pennie), Della (Henry) Beaupre, Calvin (Marilyn) as well as ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Ralph in 1982, her parents Alvin and Sara Anderson, and her two brothers Douglas and Howard Anderson. Stella was born in Victoria however moved to Richardson Saskatchewan early in her life after the sudden death of her mother in 1918. Stella lived on her Aunts and Uncle's (Roger) farm till 1929 when they moved back to Victoria. It was in Victoria Stella met her future husband Ralph Liebel. Stella and Ralph were married in Belmont Washington on November 12, 1936. While in Victoria, Ralph worked at the Blue Bird Bus Lines while Stella cared for their first two children Brien and Della. A move to Nanaimo in 1942 saw the family increased to three with the arrival of the third child Calvin in 1945. Forming his own company in 1943 (Reliable Logging) Ralph and Stella moved to Lake Cowichan in the spring of 1948. Lake Cowichan would be home to the Liebel's till 1964 when Ralph and Stella moved to Courtenay. Stella's last move in 1978 was to Campbell River where she called home till her passing. Stella touched the lives of many over the years and lived a full and wonderful life; although she has left us we will always remember her, in our hearts. The family would like to thank the staff of Sunshine Lodge for all the kindness and care they offered Stella over the years. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 29, 2005 at the Elk Falls Crematorium and Memorial Chapel. Elk Falls Cemetery, HWY #28 at General Hill, Campbell River.
- Kathleen "Kay" Margaret (nee Snitzler). Late of Regina, SK, born June 22, 1918 at Riceton, SK, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at the age of 90. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Clara (Holwell) Snitzler; husband, Rea Linnen; three sisters: Marie (Fred) Seibel, Evelyn (John Lesley) Mossauer and Marjorie Cornwell; four brothers: Albert Snitzler, Leonard Snitzler, Stan (Elaine) Snitzler and Edward (Betty) Snitzler. She is survived by two sons: Cliff (Diana) Linnen and Wayne (Josie) Linnen; six grandchildren: Brad (Stacey) Linnen, Christine (Rob) Roflik, Jennifer (Wayne) Patterson, Jacqueline (Fred) Curts, Sheri Linnen (Friend, Rob Chong) and Kevin (Brandy) Linnen; fourteen great grandchildren: Kimberly, Christopher, Emily and Bridgett Linnen, Marcus and Carter Roflik, Katie and Abbey Patterson, Rebecca, Nolan and Jessica Curts, Crystal Linnen (Fiancee, Tyler Laviolette), Levi and Dennis Linnen; one great, great granddaughter, Vanessa Laviolette; one brotherin-law, Roy Cornwell; and one sister-in-law, Mabel Linnen. Kay married Rea Linnen on October 21, 1936 and farmed at Francis, SK until 1979. They later moved to Weyburn, SK in 1994 where they enjoyed chatting and coffeeing with friends until Rea passed away on October 11, 2003. Kay moved in July 2006 with grandson, Kevin, Brandy and Levi Linnen until December 23, 2006 in which she moved into Regina, SK at Lily Rose Apt. in which son Wayne (Josie) Linnen managed, until her passing away. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with the Funeral Service following at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jack Bridal, officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Edwin J. passed away peacefully Sunday night, October 26, 2003 at the age of 77. Ed was born in Lampman SK, moved to Riceton SK where he attended school and started working as a grain buyer for Searle Grain Co. Ed then moved to Regina and worked at Sears till his retirement in 1982. Predeceased by his parents, Julius and Catherine Loewen; brother Jake; brother-in-law John Ehry; sister Katherine Ehry and neice Dianna Fishley. Edwin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ann of 47 years; sister Mary Aitken of Regina; sister Helen Raven of Indian Head SK; sister Anne Olson and brother-in-law Graydon Olson of Regina, also sister-in-law Elsie Loewen of Regina. Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Kitchen officiating. Interment will be held at The Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Please meet at the west gates of the cemetery prior to Interment. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the Regina General Hospital, Ward 3E for their compassion, understanding and support in regards to the family wishes.
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- Dorothy. While we celebrate her long and full life, Dorothy's family is sad to announce her passing on December 15, 2006 after a very brief illness. Born in Rantoul, Illinois in 1905, her family moved to their new farm between Richardson and Pilot Butte in 1909. She taught school and piano, sewed beautifully, worked on the farm, played the church organ and cared for her parents. Dorothy moved to Los Angeles in 1966 to help friends then worked for the May Company. She stayed in touch with family and friends through letters and regular visits home. She returned to Regina in 1986, hosting family dinners until 2001, playing bridge and visiting with old and new friends. She enjoyed visits from Doreen and Jim, new found relatives from England. Her 100th birthday party with family and friends from across Canada was a highlight of 2005. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Agnes, brothers Herbert (Marion) and Howard (Ruth), Auntie Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews Ralph and Myrna, Diane and Ron Nagel, Morley and Jean, Brenda, Joan and Gordon Brash and Linda and Dave Pratt, ten greatnieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews. She was a strong and independent lady who asked little and gave much. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Phillip's Anglican Church, 3018 Doan Drive on Thursday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Archdeacon Helena-Rose Houldcroft officiating. The family thanks Parkside Extendicare for their care and support of her independence provided over the past five years.
- Doreen Elizabeth was born on October 19, 1927 at Stony Beach, SK and passed away suddenly, but peacefully at home in Kronau, SK on June 20, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband E.W. MacKenzie; sons Robert John and Bruce Grahame; as well as numerous other family members. Doreen is survived by her two loving daughters Bonnie (Kelly) and Gaylynne (Roy); grandsons Johnathon (Kerri), Lonnie (Karen), Aaron (Jenny) and Jesse; great grandchildren Teagan, Brooke, Braelyn, Maximilian and Liam. Doreen will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews and extended families. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Kronau Heritage Museum Church, Kronau, SK on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Corson officiating.
- John. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Maier on July 15, 2009 in Kelowna BC, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 88. John is survived by his children Lorne (Lisa), Rosina, and Russell (Ann), grandchildren Stacey, Kathleen, Bonnie, Brandon, Michael, sister Loretta, brothers Art (Erika), Gerry (Anna), Al (Joan), Len (Sylvia), sister-in-law Keen, and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Agnes (nee O'Byrne) of 51 years, brother George, sister Louise, and brothers-in-law Roy and Clyde. Many thanks to his close relatives Elaine and Tom, Irene and Fred, Dave and Sheila for the help and care they gave to John throughout the last years of his life. John was born in Regina SK, son of John Sr. and Mary. He spent his early years near Kronau SK and attended Campion College in Regina. He was a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, serving aboard HMCS Springhill in the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII. He worked with RCA for 32 years in Sudbury, Calgary, and Montreal. John was an avid curler well into his retirement years. He was president of the Glenmore CC in Montreal (1981) and represented Quebec in the 1982 National Playdowns. He enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He always had a funny story and a new skill to teach them. Special thanks to Dr. Hignell, the staff and many friends at Mountainview Village in Kelowna, and Brookhaven Care Centre in West Kelowna who made his final days comfortable. A Funeral service will be held at in the Chapel at Campion College, University of Regina, on Monday, August. 17, 2009 at 11: 00 AM. Interment will be on August 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Memorial Gardens in Regina SK
- Peter Alan passed away peacefully on December 31, 2000 at the age of 45. Left to mourn are his parents Joseph and Clarice, sister Janice and the biggest loves of his life, his niece and nephew, Amber and Kyle. Born May 31, 1955 in Rose Valley, moved at 3 months to Lajord where he grew up. He had a full and colorful life, of which he had many stories. He settled in Regina for the past 20 years. Peter Alan loved to work away at his art, through which he made special friends who shared his love of art. He leaves behind wonderful memories for Kyle and Amber, of all the times they spent together. They were truly loved by him. He lived a simple life but gave himself to his family and friends. He will be sadly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel at 2136 College Avenue.
- B. Marguerette (Purves) of Fort Qu'Appelle passed away peacefully on May 18, 2002. Born December 19, 1924 on Long Grove Farm, Riceton, Sk. She leaves a legacy of love in her partner, husband of 51 years and best friend Tom: her sons and their wives; Tim and Anita, Kelly and Alice; grandchildren: Andre (Jamie), KaCee, Kaitlyn, Byrun, Elliott and Marjorie: great granddaughter Elizabeth; sisters: Norine (Roy) Ellstock, Edmonton and Jean (Clarence) Coldwell, Riceton; and many relatives across North America. Though small in stature, Marg was big in heart and spirit. Sharing her energy, warmth, good humor and love with all who crossed her way. Just a few days after starting at Knox School a buggy accident set the stage for her to show us the wondrous power of the human will. Although the prognosis was never to walk again this was just the beginning of her journey of triumph over adversity. After six months in a body cast and with the loving care of family and the added strength of hired man Benny Johnston, who would carry her around the farm, she re-entered school the next fall. Even though she was left with a permanent painful leg and hip injury the following spring her will shawn through when she won all seven red ribbons at the track meet. Following grade 10 at Knox School she went on the Riceton School and Luther College for one year each before entering the Regina Secretarial College. All of her adult life Marg was involved with and to the Cooperative Movement. She started her career keeping the books, pumping gas and doing anything else that was asked of her at the Riceton Co-op. Then long before it was natural for a women to take on such roles she became Manager (and Janitor) of the Riceton Credit Union for the next 36 years. Through this period she also continued to keep the books for the Co-op. Her proudest business accomplishment was that over all those years lending millions of dollars she only had one bad debt that totaled $73.00. At her death, Marg was an active member of the Advisory Board of the Fort Qu'Appelle Branch of Sherwood Credit Union. In 1986, she and Tom built her "DREAM COME TRUE", a home on the shore of Echo Lake. When she raised her head from the pillow she began to enjoy her day by looking at the lake she loved and marveling at the valley's beauty. A keen observer of nature she particularly enjoyed watching birds and the role she played as a Ducks Unlimited Volunteer. She was an excellent marksman and Tom has always said that she was his best hunting partner. In retirement they enjoyed traveling and experiencing the wonders of the world, especially the Spring League Baseball. An avid golfer, Marg loved to hit a ball. One of the things she missed the most after her stroke in 1998 was getting out to the course with her special friends Helen and Sandy, as well as all the Ladies Club Members. Above all family was most important. In her quiet and supportive manner she gave everything to Tom, Tim and Kelly. We wish to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Peter Saunders, Dr. Louise Van Zyl and the wonderfully caring Staff at the Fort Qu'Appelle Indian Hospital for the comforting care they showed. This is goodbye. There will not be a funeral at Marg's request. Her cremated ashes will find their rest on the farm at Riceton and her home course at Echo Ridge.
- Gladys (nee Baylor) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her parents, Walter Baylor and Clara (Klemish) Baylor; her sisters Evangeline Branch, Bernice (George) Zvanchuk, and her brothers Eugene and Melvin Baylor. Gladys is survived by her brother Walter Baylor, her sisters Norma (Bob) Bertram, Dorothy Baylor, Loreen (Al) DeBaleau, and Marjorie Zabo; and by her daughter Sharon (Rob Jones) Martin, her son Walter (Joanne) Martin, and grandchildren Jennifer Jones, Emily Jones, Nicole Martin, Christopher Martin, Victoria Martin, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Gladys was born May 14, 1918 and grew up on the family farm near Richardson, SK. She became an accomplished pianist and played with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. In the 1930's she moved to California where she worked as a riveter and later as a typist/secretary for Douglas Aircraft during the war years. She married Leo Martin and helped him farm in Milestone, SK and later near Regina while residing in Regina. During her later years she resided at the Broadway Terrace and then the Victorian Personal Care Home. Special thanks is given to the staff of the Victorian PCH for their efforts in her final months.Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK, on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Christina (nee Wolbaum). On Tuesday, November 30, 2004, Christina Materi passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years. She leaves to cherish her memory a son, John (Delores) Materi; daughters-in-law, Marleen Materi and Eileen Schmidt as well as 21 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip; daughter, Theresa Goodwin; sons, Silverius and Clifford; parents, Leonard and Anna and brothers, John and Andrew Wolbaum. Christina was born in the Davin district of Saskatchewan on July 16, 1909. She married her husband, Phillip on July 25, 1927 and they farmed in the Richardson and Prelate district of Sask. She moved to Regina in 1961 after Phillip's passing. Her greatest treasure in life was her grandchildren. We will never forget her strength, her courage, the lessons she taught, the values she stood for and most of all we will never forget the stories she told. These are her gifts to us. We love you and will treasure you always Grandma. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the nursing staff and pastoral care of Wascana Rehab for the wonderful care Christina received over the past 10 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, December 3, 2004 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center Chapel, 2180 23rd Ave., Regina, SK with Sister Mel Hruska officiating. Interment to follow Memorial Service in Prelate Cemetery, Prelate, SK.
- Doris Evelyn (nee Moore) Seidlitz McGregor (August 4, 1918 - May 6, 2008). Doris McGregor of Calgary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Bow View Manor nursing home at the age of 89 years. Doris had a wonderful and a full life. She grew up on a farm near Richardson, SK, where she married Max Seidlitz in 1943. Doris and Max farmed in the Richardson area until the late 1960's and raised four sons. Doris was later remarried to Ian McGregor in 1972 and moved with him to Calgary where she has since resided. Surviving Doris are three sons, Dale (Sandra) Seidlitz of Cochrane, Doug (Sharon) Seidlitz of Regina and Dennis (Linda) Seidlitz of Calgary; a niece, Sharon (Bob) Bloechly of Omaha NB; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Doris was preceded by her parents, Samuel and Sarah Jane Moore; her first husband, Max Seidlitz; her son Donald Seidlitz; her second husband, Ian McGregor and two brothers, Reginald Moore and Robert Moore. At Doris' request there will be no funeral. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Regina. The family wishes to offer special thanks to the staff of Bow View Manor for the excellent care that they provided to Doris for the last ten years.
- Percy Scott. On Sunday, December 19, 2004, Percy Scott McIntosh, late of Kronau, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his loving wife, Lola; his father, William; his mother, Mary; his sister, Mary Musselman; brothers, John, Marshall, and one brother in infancy. Percy is survived by his sisters, Wilena Wetstein, Inga Pretty, Della Thornton, Anna Junek; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 22 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Hartley Frederick It is with great sadness the family of Hartley Frederick McKim announce his passing on August 10, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Born in Regina, Sask. on November 25, 1933, Hartley spent his early years on the family farm at Riceton, Saskatchewan and attended school in Riceton. In 1957, Hartley moved to Regina and started work with First Investors. Four years later, he joined Sperry New Holland as a territory manager and spent the rest of his career with the company. Hartley and his family moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1966, where Hartley lived until his passing. He retired in 1991, after thirty years with New Holland and took up golf to help him fill his days. Hartley loved sports and during his early years in Regina played senior baseball with the Riceton Gray Gophers and later took up tennis at the Brandon Tennis Club. Golf eventually became his passion and he became quite an accomplished golfer, even scoring a hole in one on the twelfth hole at the Wheat City golf course. Hartley will be deeply missed by his children Todd (Evelyn), Tracy (Gord), Suzanne and Sean (Erin) and his grandchildren Steve (Tara), Travis (Stefanie), Ryan (Kimberley), Brynn, Keegan and Carter, his great-granddaughter Kacey, his partner Flo Marcoux and his many friends. He is also survived by his brother Don. Hartley was pre-deceased by his parents Frank and Madeline McKim and his brothers Marvin, Ken and Doug. Hartley's funeral service took place at Memories Chapel on August 16, 2012 with Keegan McKim serving as urn bearer. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre in ICU, 200, 400 and 2nd floor in Assiniboine along with the support staff for their care.
- Robert Kenneth "Ken". On Thursday, August 22, 2002 Robert Kenneth McKim, late of Milestone, SK, passed away at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents; daughter Lois Schaeffer; granddaughter Brittany McKim; brother, Marvin. Ken is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Gladys; daughter Lynne (Don) Forbes and their son Mike; son Barry (Juanita) McKim and their daughters, Nadya and Nicole; son Dean (Karen) McKim and their daughter Karlie; granddaughter Kelly Schaeffer and grandson Craig Schaeffer; three brothers: Doug (June), Don (Lillian), Hartley; sisters-in-law Shirley McKim, Ida Sambrook, Jean (Lee) Nicholas, Doris Sambrook; as well as many special nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Ken was born at Riceton and took his schooling there. After serving in World War II, he farmed at Riceton for a few years before moving to the farm south of Milestone. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Carol McBean officiating.
- Murray J. passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on Friday July 4 2008. He was predeceased by his mother Ella Nora (nee Berg) and father John Smith McNabb and one brother Neil. He is survived by his loving wife Marion, his son Neil (Jean) and their children Julia and Kevin of Surrey BC; his daughter Beth (Gordon) Grant and their children Stuart and Ellen of Calgary, Alberta. He is also survived by one sister Lois (Ross Perry) of Sidney BC; special cousin Margaret Purse of Regina Sask; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and California; two sisters-in-law Norma (Ivan Olliffe) of Klammoth Falls Oregon; Janet DeWalt of Sacramento California and three brothersin-law Donald McPhee, Neil (Beth) McPhee and William McPhee all of Davidson Sask. Murray participated and excelled in many sports track and field, professional hockey (player and referee), professional softball and was coach of boy's basketball at Scott Collegiate. He was Past President and member of Royal Regina Golf club, member of the Tartan Curling club, Past Grand Master of Masonic Friendship Lodge in Grenfell and Regina Sask and a long time member of Wesley United Church. Murray was born in Regina and lived his early years in Lajord Saskatchewan. He attended Luther College, University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina obtaining his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. Murray was a principal in the Grenfell School district and a long serving teacher for the Regina School Board teaching social studies at Sheldon, Scott, Balfour and Robert Usher schools. A private family service with Rev John Haas officiating will be held at a later date with interment in Regina Riverside cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Sask or a charity of your choice. Special thank you to all the caregivers at Parkside Extendicare who provided wonderful care and extended such kindness to our family
- Angela Louise (July 27, 1988 - April 27, 2006). Angela died on April 27 at about 8:30 a.m. in a single vehicle accident in the company of her sister Morgan and brother Joshua. She was predeceased by her grandparents Wilber Moats and Evelyn Bors. She is survived by her parents, Laurie and Lee Moats, her sister Morgan and brother Joshua, her Grandmother Emma Moats and numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many friends, and her dog Zoe. Angela was loved by all who knew her and she gave that love right back including to her many pets. She was captivated by history, particularly the history of the Tudors and other British royalty, and that passion led her to apply to the University of Regina's College of Arts where she intended on majoring in history. She was overjoyed last week to learn that she had been awarded an entrance scholarship. In her short life Angela was not short of accomplishments. She was planning on taking her Grade 8 piano in August, she traveled with her high school classmates to Europe in 2005, she attended Forum for Young Canadians in Ottawa in 2004. She was chair of her High School Green Committee and reveled in the challenges it presented, she was overwhelmed to meet Prince Philip in May 2005 and she was very much looking forward to playing in the Division badminton tournament on April 28th. Angela thoroughly enjoyed working with young people and was never happier than when she was babysitting or teaching piano to her young students. We can only imagine what Angela would have done with her adult life. Based on her life so far she would have lived it to the fullest, she would have treated everyone with respect, been a kind and generous person with a ready smile and an ability to bring light to the darkest room. Funeral services will be held at the Eastside United Church (3018 Doan Dr. Doan & Arcola), Monday, May 1, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Those so wishing may attend her burial service on Monday May 1st at 8:00 p.m. at the Riceton Cemetery.
- Emma Matilda (nee Francis) Moats died August 29, 2007 at the Regina General hospital with family close at hand. She was born on October 31, 1923 on Section 24, Twp 40, Rge 11, W3, near Radisson, Sask. to very humble beginnings. Emma's modest upbringing left her with a life long commitment to austerity and conservation. As a young person she was afflicted with many ailments common to the day including scarlet and rheumatic fevers whose scars she bore her whole life and which contributed to her death. Emma enrolled in the nursing program at Saskatoon's City Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse in 1946. Emma left nursing to farm and raise a family but in a testament to her resilience and determination she took a refresher course in 1969 and returned to the nursing profession. Her training became a community resource and many people in the Riceton area received first aid and occasionally emergency assistance from Emma. Emma was also committed to the future and never more so than when at the age of 60 she and her husband Wilber planted a very large shelterbelt on the farm to the benefit of the next generation. Her children were a great source of pride (and worry) and she was never happier than when in the company of her grandchildren and more recently one greatgranddaughter. Emma and her husband Wilber left the farm in 1990 and Regina living provided Emma with a great opportunity to pursue her many interests. She was an avid volunteer for pastoral care at the Pasqua hospital, the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic and Eastside United Church. Emma believed in the Christian principles of love and of helping her fellow human kind and was always willing to lend a helping hand. If you counted Emma as your friend, you had a friend that you could count on through thick and thin. Her infectious laugh was instantly recognizable by all who knew her, and she faithfully practiced the adage that if you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at. Of all of her characteristics, Emma is possibly most remembered as someone who believed a hard days work was cure for most of what ails us and there is nothing like order and neatness. She also was passionate about exercise and continued to walk daily until her death. Emma was committed to life, so much so that she was determined to have her aging artificial heart valves replaced so that she might live longer, and she bravely faced her various health challenges to the very end. Emma was predeceased by her granddaughter Angela Moats, her sister Margaret Nyholt, her husband Wilber, her parents Ebby and Marie Francis among others. She is survived by her 6 children, Bob (Marian), Don (Kim), Judy Kopp (James), David (Linda), Lee (Laurie) and Ali Matai and grandchildren Ben (Shala) Kopp, Bill, Marie, Morgan, Hayley and Joshua Moats and one great-granddaughter Madison Kopp, her brothers Lea and Walter and sister Rosemarie as well as numerous inlaws, nieces, nephews and family. Funeral services will held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Eastside United Church, 3018 Doan Drive (Doan and Arcola), Regina. Those so wishing may attend the internment at Riceton cemetery at 8 p.m.
- Ronald David Moats passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Ron was predeceased by his wife Florence, brother Wilbur and sister Alice. He is survived by his sister Ann, children, Jim, Murray (Brenda), Glenn (Barb), Marian (Bill) and Ian. He is lovingly remembered by his eleven grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ron was born and raised in Riceton. He attended the University of Saskatchewan earning his Bachelor of Arts. His studies also included music, as he was an accomplished pianist and frequent entertainer at community events. He was an active supporter of the N.D.P. Ron married and became a family man. He took over the family farm outside Regina. Later on in life, Ron was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease which he handled with dignity. Many thanks to the staff of the Lakeside Care Home in Wolseley ,who cared for him with such diligence and compassion. We cannot help but feel saddened by the loss of this talented and loving man, however; we are grateful for his life and the memories he left us. A Prayer Vigil will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006 from 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. A Celebration of Ron's life will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 2:00 P.M at Zion United Church, 120 Broad St., Regina, SK. Interment will follow in the Foxleigh Cemetery.
- Wilber Estley (June 29, 1920 - October 12, 2002). Wilber passed away peacefully accompanied by his son at 7:53 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2002, at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, his final thoughts of family. He was predeceased by his sister Alice Emma in 1925, his mother Anna in 1926 and his father Estley in 1963. He is survived by his wife Emma, their children Robert (Marian), Donald (Kim), Judy (James), David, Lee (Laurie), and Ali; Grandchildren Ben, Bill, Marie, Angela, Morgan, Joshua and Hayley. He was born in Regina General Hospital and raised on the farm at Riceton, Saskatchewan, attending Richardson and Riceton Schools. He attended the University of Saskatchewan earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with distinction in 1950. Wilber and Emma farmed at Riceton where they lived from 1950 until 1990 when they moved to Regina. Wilber was fiercely loyal to his friends, family and causes he believed in. He exemplified the Christian spirit and passionately believed in helping his fellow man. He was a volunteer and philanthropist, supporting various organizations including 4-H, Tools for Peace, the Marian Centre, Carmichael Outreach, as a tutor for the English as a Second Language program and for the Food Bank. He served for 16 years as a Director of the Regina Food Bank, for 17 years as the General Leader of the Great Plains 4-H club which he was instrumental in forming and as an Elder of the Riceton United Church, as a Director of the Riceton Co-op and the Riceton Telephone Company and as Chair of the Bechard, Riceton, Gray, Estlin History Book Committee. He loved square dancing and was willing to travel nearly anywhere to dance including to Norway on tour. He was a co-operator and a supporter of the co-op movement, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and later the New Democratic Party all of his adult life. Wilber was a pacifist and stood by his aversion to take up arms against his fellow human kind in the face of adversity and at great personal sacrifice. While he was many things, he considered himself a stockman and was most at home while husbanding his dairy cows and was very proud of the stock that carried his herd name, Happe Hope Farms.
-Emma (nee Wettstein) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at the age of 95 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Otto, brothers Jacob and Karl and sisters Amalia, Emelia and Pauline. Also stepsisters Rosa (Wettstein), Clara (Euteneier), Bertha (Euteneier), Frieda (Leippi), Alvina (Wylie), Adele (Buchanan), half-sister Christina (Harrison) and sister-in-law Martha (Wettstein). Her survivors include two children, Ruth (Barry) Stockle and Herman; brother John Wettstein, sister-in-law Wilena Wetstein, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is the grandmother of Mark (Lisa) Moellman, Lisa (Chris) and great grandmother to Skyla, Samuel and Kienna. Emma was born in Kronau to Jacob and Emilie (nee Euteneier) Wettstein on November 13, 1910. Otto and Emma were married in Kronau on November 13, 1934 and farmed together until Otto's death when she moved to Regina where she lived her remaining years. A wife, mother, homemaker and an active member of her church. She enjoyed being an organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kronau from the age of 13 for over half a century. Even in her late years she played the Hammond organ in her home taking comfort in the music she so enjoyed throughout her life. Special thanks to everyone at Regina Lutheran Home who so lovingly tended to her needs. A Funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina, SK on Monday, May 29, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.
- Lorne Laverne Mohr passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the age of 81 years. Survived by his loving wife, Sheila (nee Barton); son, Rhett (Shelly) of Sicamous, B.C.; daughters, Rhonda Chartrand, of Regina, SK and Leanne Mohr (Dave) of North Battleford, SK; grandchildren, Daren (Michelle) of Sicamous, B.C., Christopher (Wendy) and Reece of Calgary, AB, Shaw (Jodilyn) Chartrand of Swift Current, SK, Somer Chartrand of Regina, SK, Bailey and Bryce Doherty of North Battleford, SK; great grandchildren, Andraya Mohr of Calgary, AB, Brooklyn Mohr of Sicamous, B.C and Zakery Chartrand of Swift Current, SK; sisters, Rose Whittle (and family) and Maxine Beaumont (and family) of Regina, SK, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lottie B; brother, Raymond and son-in-law, Murray Chartrand. Lorne was born, raised and farmed in the Riceton, SK area for many years and was lucky enough to retire early at the age of 55 years to enjoy his life. Lorne will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and the times that were spent with family and friends at Blue Bill Bay and Echo Lake. He will be greatly missed. At Lorne's request, there will be cremation but no funeral service. The interment will be at a later date.
- Raymond Henry. On April 4, 2003 Raymond Henry Mohr passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years, comforted by his loving family and his faith in Christ his Savious. He is survived by Wilma, his devoted wife of 60 years, his sons Barton and Brant (Shauna) and daughters Barbara (Tim) Huebner and Brenda (Richard) O'Neill; one brother Lorne, and two sisters Maxine Beaumont and Rose Elleen Whittle. Grandpa is sadly missed by his grandsons Matthew, Aaron, Drew, Jonathon, Joel and Ethan and his only granddaughter, Sarah. You are invted to attend a memorial service for Raymond Mohr at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 2 at the Community Hall in Riceton, Saskatchewan. Lunch will follow the service.
- Loretta (nee Maier) Morrissey was born on November 26, 1924 in Kronau, SK and died peacefully on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary, AB. Loretta was predeceased by her loving husband Roy; parents John and Mary Maier of Craik, SK; sister Louise Bourassa; and brothers John Maier and George Maier. Loretta leaves to cherish her memory her loving son Tom; daughter Candice; grandsons Josh and Jake Morrissey; and brothers Gerry, Len, Art and Al Maier. Loretta was indeed a renaissance woman hosting her own television show in the early 1960's, served as president of the Regina CWL, Managed Drope and Company, a Regina Real Estate firm and was awarded the Circle of Excellence, recognizing Loretta as one of the elite Avon managers worldwide. Loretta and her loving husband Roy were avid Roughrider fans, had season tickets for over 30 years and attended numerous Grey Cups. Her son and grandsons carry on the Roughrider fan tradition, well trained by Granny Lora and Granddad Roy. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church Hall, 1701 Cowan Drive, Regina, SK.
- Florence. It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the age of 96 years, with granddaughter Bonnie at her side. Florence was predeceased by first husband Frederic (Fritzie) in 1971; second husband Alexander (Alex) in 2004; son Barry, daughter Valerie, daughter-in-law Karen, and grandson Ian. She is survived by son Dale (Evelyn) of Kelowna, BC; daughter Janet (Vern) Gunther of Prince Albert; son Brian (Janice), and daughter Cheryl (Jack) Stroh, both of Regina; daughter-in-law Charlene of Weyburn; and son-in-law Michael (Schauenberg) of Balgonie. Florence is also survived by many loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born in 1917 in Kenora, ON and was the sixth of seven children born to John and Augusta Sothe. The family moved to Hyas, SK when Florence was just one year old where Grandpa John started his blacksmithing career. In 1939, she married Fritzie and moved to Riceton, SK where their six children were born and grew up. In 1965, the family moved to Regina where she remained until her passing. Florence met and married Alex in 1986. They enjoyed many wonderful holidays travelling throughout Western Canada and the Northern United States. Mom was a devoted Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and rarely missed a televised game. She was a member of the Lutheran Womenís Missionary League for many years. One of the things we will remember most about Mom is how much she loved her "Timmy's coffee"! A Graveside Service and Interment will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Regina Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to attend, please meet at the Cemetery Gates. Many thanks to Pastor Charles of Sonlight Christian Reformed Church for officiating at the Service and for visiting Mom regularly to care for her spiritual needs.
- Edna Rosetta Anne (nee Hill). On Sunday, September 24, 2000 Edna Rosetta Anne Moyse late of Regina, SK, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by her parents William and Maude Hill; and a twin brother, Phillip, at birth; Edna is survived by her loving husband Wilfred H. Moyse, of Regina, SK; son Neal (Lorraine) Moyse of Riceton SK; grandchildren Scott Moyse of Riceton, SK and his son Zachary of Gray, SK, Lori Lee of Regina, SK and Brett Moyse of Montmartre, SK; special cousin and friend Austin Pick of Carmarthen, Wales; special and dear friends Orville and Isabella Hagerman of Regina, SK, Jim and Evelyn Greggain of Regina, SK, and Maureen Fleming of Saskatoon, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Jim Balfour, officiating. Interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Wilfred Herbert "Wilf" was born on March 14, 1919 on the farm at Riceton and passed away on Monday, July 15, 2002 in Regina. Wilf was predeceased by his parents, sister, infant son Kevin, first wife Irene in 1975, and second wife Edna in 2000. Wilf leaves to cherish his memory his family: son Neal (Lorraine); grandchildren: Scott (Mary Ellen), Lori and Brett; great-grandchildren: Zachary, Taylor and Samantha; brothers and sisters: Anne (Anslem) Kambeitz, Phyllis (Bob) Riley, Margaret (Bill) Pollock, Richard (Loretta) Moyse and Robert (Anne) Moyse; sister-in-law Dorothy (Clarence) Johnson; as well as nieces and nephews. Wilf's passion and legacy will be his devotion to the farm which he loved. This love of the land is continuing on through to his son, grandsons and great-grandson. Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2002 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home. Funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- James Donald "Don". Thursday, December 30, 2004, James Donald Muggeridge of Richardson, Sask. Predeceased by his first wife Eleanor of 42 years and his parents Percy and Elsie. Mr. Muggeridge is survived by his wife Rosalind Kalina, his son Ken (Elaine) Muggeridge and their children Marie and Zachary; his daughter Trudy (Randy) Grill and their children Breanna and Derek. Born in Regina, Don lived his entire life in Richardson except for the time he spent serving his country during WWII. Donald took great pride in his egg and poultry business, "Muggeridge Farms " which he operated for over 40 years. Upon retirement, the occupying interest of his life was his grandchildren. Donald passed away peacefully surrounded by family and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4th at Broadway United Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Balfour and Rev. Jack Oglesby officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial park.
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-Elsie Elisabeth. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie Elisabeth (nee Ullrich) on December 11, 2008 at the age of 84 years. Elsie was born on May 26, 1924 on the farm in Kronau, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Florian, 1974; son Vernon, 2004; as well as brothers John, Bert, William, Otto, Fred and Egan. She is survived by her daughters Lorraine (Ken) Silzer, Brenda (Jim) Landry; daughter-in-law Diana Neisz; grandchildren Tina (Chad) Bieber, Leanne Neisz (Arodi Blanco), Angela (Chris) Maier and their children Ivy and Eve, Shaun (Jackie) Silzer and their children Kara, Justin and Kane, Gordon (Danielle) Neisz and their daughter Payton, Daniel (Christa) Silzer and their children Zachary, Emily and Ashley, Conrad (Joyce) Landry and their daughter Piper; sister Pauline Leippi and brothers Henry and Oswald. Mom was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. During the summer she spent many hours in her garden. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom was proud of their many accomplishments and always wanted to know how they were doing. Mom lived on her own until a year ago when she moved to Elmview Extendicare. The family would like to thank the many care works at Elmview for their wonderful care of Mom. Mom you are deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all of us. A Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
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- Kathleen Jane (nee Allen)KATHLEEN JANE. Kae passed away peacefully on October 20, 2005 at Pioneer Village in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald (February 2005); her infant daughter (Maureen); her parents John and Mary Allen; her sister Patricia Hendrickson; her brothers Paul and John Jr. Allen. Kae is survived by three daughters Colleen (Don) Haider; Patricia (Gilles-deceased) Bechard and Margaret (John) Lund; six grandchildren: Quinn (Lana) Haider, Holly (Aaron) Huston, Che Bechard, Kelly Bechard, Sean Lund and Keely Lund; great granddaughter Alexa Haider; one brother Reilly Allen. Kae was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met and married Gerald in 1949. Kae and Gerald farmed at Riceton for 51 years. Her husband, her children and her friends were the most important things in her life. Kae had a fabulous zest for life. Kae was a joy to all who knew her. Reading, playing cards and dancing brought her great pleasure. Kae continued as an active participant in the Riceton community until entering Pioneer Village in 1995 with Alzheimer disease. The family of Kae wishes to extend a grateful thank you to the staff of Pioneer Village in Regina, who took such wonderful care of Kae. A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
- Rose (nee Schneider) On Friday December 18, 2009 Rose Obrigewitsch passed away at the age of 98. Rose was born in 1911 at Vibank, Sask., to Henry and Rose Schneider. After her marriage to Harry Obrigewitsch, they farmed first near Lajord, Sask. and in 1953 moved to Craik, where they continued to farm. Rose lived in Craik until her move to Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon in 2004. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 1962, and daughter Annabelle, Rose is survived by her sister Trudi Lohnes and her sons, Lawrence (Bev), Ray (Betty), Ted (Loretta), daughter Evelyn (Karl) Bly, sons Hank (Joyce) and Tim (Darlene). Rose will be remembered with a lot of love by her sons and daughter and her 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Rose's life will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Craik, Sask., with Rev. Father Felipe Faustino celebrant. Interment family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, Sask.
- Margaret (nee Lekivetz), late of Weyburn, passed away July 1, 2014, at the age of 89 years. Margaret was predeceased by her parents: George and Anna Lekivetz; her husband Ernest Obst; infant son Glen Howard Obst; brother Don and sister Mary. Margaret is survived by her six children: Linda Obst, Edmonton, AB, Ken (Patti) Obst, Westbank, BC, Ron Obst, Victoria, BC, Terry (Debbie) Obst, Yorkton, Dale (Vivian) Obst, Swift Current, and Wayne (Shari) Obst, Weyburn; grandchildren: Mark (Corinne), Aaron, Sean (Tania), Cody, Shay, Jason, Sheldon, Clayton and Michelle; six great-grandchildren: Kate, Liv, Seth, Naomi, Megan and Kamryn; as well as several nieces and nephews. Margaret was born in Milestone on November 1, 1924 and raised at Riceton. She went to Normal School to get her teaching degree in Regina, afterwards Margaret taught school in Stoneaway, Kronau and Schneider. Margaret married Ernest Carl Obst on April 20, 1948. Together they had seven children: Linda, Ken, Ron, Terry, Dale, Butch and Glen. Margaret and Ernest farmed at Talmage until they moved to Weyburn in the fall of 1984. Along with farming, Margaret was also a janitor at the Talmage School and also the secretary of the Agriculture Society. Margaret enjoyed many hobbies and interests. They included square dancing, playing cards and scrabble, knitting, crocheting, curling, gardening, she was a part of the homemakers and she was also an avid reader. Margaret also loved her dogs very much. She was a strong influence in kids sports, 4-H club and the fair. In April 2009 Margaret went into the Crocus Plains Villa nursing home until her passing on July 1, 2014. Margaret’s family would like to give a special thank you the Arlene, Wayne and the staff of Crocus Plains Villa. Prayers for Margaret were held on Sunday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret was held on Monday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery Weyburn. Pallbearers were Mark Obst, Sean Obst, Aaron Obst, Cody Obst, Shay Obst, Clayton Obst, Jason Obst, Sheldon Obst and Michelle Obst. All in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers.
- Graydon Arthur (January 20, 1918 - April 28, 2011). It is with great saness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Graydon Arthur Olson. He passed away peacefully at the age of 93, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 with family at his bed side. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anne (nee Loewen) of 73 years; sons Laverne (Marlene) of Winnipeg, Rene (Maryanne) of Regina, Garfield (Giselle) of Red Deer; daughters Carol Davis of Regina, Marilyn (Eldon) Richardson of Red Deer, Kathy (John) Wasylowich of Moose Jaw, Doreen (Gary) Morris of Saskatoon, Darla (Morris) Maksymetz of Regina; brother Gordon of Chatham, ON; 19 grandchildren and their spouses; 37 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother Gustav and Esther Olson; sister Esther Hill and husband Leo; sister Florence Whitford and husband Jack; sister-in-law Ann Olson and daughter-in-law Deborah Olson. Graydon and Anne lived in the Gray/ Riceton district until they moved to Regina in 1976. Graydon was a WW II veteran and served overseas with the Regina Rifles. As a young man and also after returning from overseas Graydon helped farm with his uncle John Olson and brother-in law Leo Hill in the Riceton area. He was an accomplished carpenter and helped with building many projects in the district. He enjoyed fishing with friends and family members, but most of all he enjoyed his children, grand and great grand children whom he loved very much. A special thank you to all the staff at Sunset Extendicare Home for taking such great care of our Dad these last few months and to the nursing staff on 4A at the Pasqua Hospital who took care of him during this past week. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Ethel Elizabeth (nee Nagy), long-time resident of Lloydminster passed away peacefully on Monday, August 23, 2004, two days before her 87th birthday at St. Peter's Colony. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; brothers, Alex, Geza and Deszo Nagy; and sister, Helen Kun. Ethel leaves to cherish her memory her loving family: daughters, Gloria (Al) Dzuba and Audrey (Harold) Zettl; sons, Gary (Janice) Ostapchuk, and Glenn Ostapchuk; grandchildren, Debra, Roberta, Darwin, Brent, Lynne, Blair, Mary Ann, Brad, Gerina, Naomi, Ben, Sarah, Nadine, Julie, Craig, Jason, Shawn, Danny, Neil and Angie; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Albert, Esther, Rose, Bertha, Julia, Arthur, Emma and Lily; plus numerous nieces and nephews. A mass of christian burial will be held at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's Colony (Near Kronau) on Friday, August 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Louis Abello as Celebrant. Viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. Because Ethel was known as the "Flower Lady", people are welcome to bring a flower in her memory to the service.
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- Bertha Ellen (nee Thompson). Peacefully in Ottawa after months of declining health, on Thursday, August 31, 2000 in her 90th year. Born at the family homestead near Davidson, Sask. January 15, 1911. Predeceased by her much loved husband Claude, sisters Gladys and Nettie and brothers Stanley, Leslie and Alex Thompson. Dearly missed by daughter Carole Dence, wife of Michael; granddaughters Alexandra, wife of Thomas Fetter and Victoria Dence and great-grandchildren Linnea, Christopher and Nathaniel Fetter. Loving sister of Lillian Bigg, Helen Hrubetz, Olivia Gillespie, May Gill, Harriet Weir, Grace Halstead and Robert and Glen Thompson. She had a richly fulfilled life as a prairie school teacher, farmer at Kronau, Saskatchewan and Souris, Manitoba and music teacher in Souris Manitoba, before moving to Ottawa, Ontario in 1987. Following private cremation, friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday, September 5, 2000. Memorial services will be held at Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario at 3pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2000, and at St. Paul's United Church, Souris, Manitoba at 11am on Friday, September 15, 2000. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Souris.
- Violet (nee Criddle) passed away peacefully from Parkinson's Disease on July 6, 2001 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband William in 1964; her parents: Walter and Lucy Criddle; one sister Gladys in childhood; and her brothers: George and Harry. Violet leaves to mourn her memory: one son Gordon (Lynda) Pope and their children: Gary, Mitch and Brittany; and one daughter Cynthia (Clifford) Potetz of Lajord and their children: Jennifer (Robert) Hatton of Regina and Ryan Potetz; one sister Lucy Forbes of Moose Jaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East. Cremation. Interment will follow at Kronau Lutheran Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are those who touched the life of Violet and her family in their own special way. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Jim and Sandra Senga and Staff of Kinmara Care Home in Regina for the wonderful, compassionate care given to Mom and to her family for the past seven years, and to our extended family (the residents of Kinmara). We cannot begin to thank you enough for being there for us. Thank you to Dr. Warden for the special care, and to the staff at the Pasqua Hospital who we've gotten to know since 1995, as well as the nurses from Wee Care, Total Care and Dove Care.
- Albert 'Al' Heinrich (November 30, 1926 - March 21, 2002). Al passed away peacefully at the Regina Pasqua Hospital with his family by his side. Al was predeceased by his father Henry; father-in-law Rudy Silzer; mother-in-law Elizabeth Silzer; and brother-in-law Dennis Silzer. Al is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Eleanor; his children: Lyle (Debra), Randy (Gayle) and Shelley (Ron Chibi); grandchildren: Kevin and Kyle Posehn, Christopher and Jennifer Posehn, and Andrew, Matthew and Rebecca Chibi. Al is also remembered by his mother Amalie; brothers: Ernest (Gertrude), Arnold (Caroline), and Wilfred; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Al was born on his parent's farm in Kronau, Sask. He attended Luther College in Regina, and then Balfour Tech, where he took a commercial course. Al worked at the Federated Co-op for a few years and then moved to the Co-op Refinery, where he retired after 40 years of service. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Monday, March 25, 2002 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Cliff Kentel, officiating.
- Carletta Jean (nee Krug), born March 23, 1933 in Lorlie, Sask., passed away peacefully on August 14, 2003 in New Westminister, BC. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence Carl and Constance Aileen Krug. She is survived and fondly remembered by her husband, Walter; her sons, Douglas Brian (Tracy) of Calgary, Lawrence (Antoinette) of Vancouver and Greg (Kirsten) of Toronto and her grandchildren, Kurt, Rylan and Gabrielle. Raised in rural Saskatchewan, Jean's gentle and giving spirit took her to a career in nursing and then to raising three boys in Regina, Calgary and northern British Columbia. After raising a family she returned to manage the volunteer coordination at a medium term care centre in Calgary. Jean and Walter then moved to Saudi Arabia, where earlier health problems reasserted themselves. In 1978, they returned to Canada where Jean returned to her rural roots on the family farm. Although her healthier problems increasingly limited her activity over time, she adapted to the role of farm wife and continued, with the help of her faith, to maintain a positive outlook. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemberg, SK at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 23, 2003.
- Elsie Amalia (nee Lenz) passed away peacefully on December 15, 2004 at the age of 92 years. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Eduard; and siblings: Bill (Ida), Annie (Werner), Augusta, Paul (Elsie), Minnie (Gus), Albert (Frieda), Tina (Fred); and daughter-in-law, Jean; brothers-in-law: David and Adam; and sister-in-law, Minnie (Julius). She is survived by her two sons, Walter and Karl (Kathleen); sister-in-law, Dorothea; grandchildren: Doug (Tracie), Lawrence (Antoinette), Greg (Kirsten), Audra (Donn), Jared (Elaine), Dewey (Cory); great-grandchildren: Reed, Kurt, Kylie, Rylan, Adam, Gabrielle, Cole and Darien, and numerous nephews and nieces. Elsie was born November 1, 1912, on the farm at Vibank where she spent a happy childhood. Ed and Elsie were married in Vibank on January 24, 1932. After living for two years with his parents (in the Kronau district), they moved to a vacant house near Wascana Creek. In 1938 they built a new home which was moved in 1949 to the outskirts of Kronau. In 1952, at the age of 40, Elsie began piano lessons. In 1958, Elsie received her Grade 10 degree in music. Elsie taught piano to many children in the Kronau-Davin area. She sang for 17 years with the Regina Sweet Adelines. Elsie was one of the organists in the Kronau Bethlehem Lutheran Church, as well as accompanist for the community carol festivals and Christmas concerts. She was very active in the church, as well as the community. Elsie was a member of the Four Square Community Club for over 40 years. In the fall of 1988, she moved to Regina where she resided until this day. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2004.
- Leslie Wayne 1944 - 2009. It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of a beloved husband and father Les Posehn on Friday, May 1, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father Emil. Les leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Paulette; son Shaun (fiance Sarah); pet companion Bailey; mother Elsie; siblings Irene, Janet, Art and Thelma; Paulette's family: parents Anton & Geneveive Reinhardt; siblings Randy (Verdi), Judy (Len), Tim (Shelley) and Trevor (Lori), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Les farmed in the Kronau area since 1970 and also drove semi for a couple of years. Les will be remembered for his easy going nature, his love of the peacefulness of country life, spending quality time with his family and pets and his playful sense of humour. He always made time to share a friendly chat and smile with all his friends. A special thank you to the doctors and caregivers at the Royal University Hospital Dr. McAllister, Dr. Fibich, Dr. Voralia, special friend Karen Carmichael and staff at the Cancer Centre Unit 6200RUH. A heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and neighbours when we needed them the most. A Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy#1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Wilfred Arthur (August 15, 1930 - February 14, 2004). A Funeral service was held on February 17, 2004 in Calgary at Holy Name Catholic Church. He was predeceased by his parents Henry & Amalie Posehn and his brother Albert Posehn. He is remembered by his daughter Lauren (Thomas) Letros and their children Alexander and Adrianna and his daughter Kathleen Bradley and her children Robert, Sarah and Andrea. He is also remembered by his brothers Ernest (Gertrude) and Arnold (Caroline) and sister-inlaw Eleanor Posehn along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins & friends. At Wilfred's request the interment will be held at the Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery near Kronau on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 1:00 pm.
- Alida (nee Leippi) August 5, 1916 - October 4, 2010. Mrs. Alida Potetz, late of Regina Lutheran Home, passed away peacefully at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husband, John; parents, Jacob and Charlotte (Alles) Leippi; siblings, Henry, Edward, Emil, Fred, Ernestine and Martha. Alida is survived by her two son and families: John and Doris Laural, Miles, Kathlyn, Jillayne and Noah Keck, Leeann, Rob, Haylee and Garrett Moore, Lesley, Scott, Mya and Nathan Brochu; Clifford and Cindy Jennifer, Rob, Kayleigh, Zachary and Sierra Hatton, Ryan and Coralee Potetz and many nieces and nephews. Graveside will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Kronau Heritage Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Lutheran Home, 1925 5th Ave. N., Regina, SK with Pastor Dennis Fingas officiating.
- John Sr. passed away on Monday, August 21, 2006 at the age of 100 yrs and 6 months. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters in Austria and the U.S., and many Leippi in-laws. John is lovingly remembered and survived by his Wife of 60 years, Alida (nee Leippi); two sons, John Jr. (Doris) Potetz; their children, Laural (Miles) Keck Kathlyn, Jillayne and Noah; LeeAnn (Rob) Moore Haylee and Garrett; Lesley (Scott) Brochu; Clifford (Cynthia) Potetz; their children, Ryan Potetz, Jennifer (Rob) Hatton Kayleigh and Zachary. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday , August 29, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Regina, Sk. with Pastors Lindsey Hognestad and Helmut Nachtigall officiating. Interment at Kronau Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery.
- Inga (nee MacIntosh) May 26, 1917 - September 29, 2012. Inga was born in Kronau and passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Regina Lutheran Home at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her parents William and Mary McIntosh; husband James on February 16, 1991; baby boy in 1950; son Don on July 27, 2009; grandson Shawn on July 18, 2009; three brothers; and four sisters. Inga is survived by her daughter Ellen and Jim Jackson; son Bill and Val Pretty; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. Thank you to Regina Lutheran Home "Blueberry Hill" Care Givers and all the other staff for the wonderful care you gave mom. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Balfour of Broadway United Church officiating.
- Brent passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the age of 44 years. He was predeceased by his grandparents Nick and Kay Masnyk and Tom and Minnie Prystupa; and father-in-law Don Euteneier. Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend of 22 years, Leanne; son Kelly; parents Amel and Marlene Prystupa; siblings Brad Prystupa and Brenda Prystupa; mother-in-law Ruth Euteneier; siblings-in-law Glenn (Debbie) Euteneier and Laurel (Kevin Smith) Euteneier; niece and nephews Geordan, Melissa and Tyler; as well as many extended family and friends. Farming was Brent's passion. He was always there for everyone regardless of weather or time of day. Brent was mischievous and happiest when he was working and socializing. Brent and Leanne met when they were teenagers, married 4 years later and were never apart. After 16 years of marriage, Brent's dream of having a "helper" came true when Kelly was born in 2007. Leanne and Kelly were Brent's whole world. Brent will be dearly missed and he has left a huge hole in every ones heart. There are no words to describe our loss. Special thank you to Drs. Rayson, Mcleod, Ferguson and Keilly and all the nursing staff at the Pasqua and Allan Blair Clinic, to Brent's many special Doctors at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN as well as Dr. Akbar Khan of Medicor Cancer Centres in Toronto. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, August 19, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Cliff Geiger officiating. Interment will follow immediately after the service in the Kronau Bethlehem Cemetery followed by a reception at the Kronau Curling Rink. Please feel free to bring pictures to share.
- Edythe Margaret (nee Hope) passed away peacefully on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 87. Edythe was predeceased by her husband, Ross; her parents, John and Ada Hope; five sisters, Florence Smart, Brenda Dressell, Donelda Collins, Lillian Bagot, Heather (Ruth) Cooper; and one brother, Donald Hope. She leaves to celebrate her life six children, Gordon (Irene) Purves of Elrose, SK, Bill (Helen) Purves of Parkville, BC, Jack (Rita) Purves of Goodsoil, SK, Don (Carol) Purves of Regina, SK, Clifford (Doreen) Purves of Cold Lake, AB and Penny (Shawn) Fay of Regina; seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Wallace) West of Victoria, BC; one brother, George (Marion) Hope of Campbell River, BC; sisters-in-law, Jean (Clarence) Coldwell of Riceton, SK, Esther Purves of Vancouver, BC, Nurine (Roy) Elstock of Edmonton, AB; brothers-in-law, Tom Malonie of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, George Cooper of Bowser, BC, Art Collins of Regina, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edythe was born in Yellow Grass, SK on July 11, 1917 to John Watters Hope and Ada Florence (Dobbyn). She loved to learn and went on to become a teacher. Edythe was married, in 1937, to Ross Leonard Purves and moved to the Purves family farm near Riceton, SK. Edythe was proud of her family and devoted her life to them. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy. She enjoyed many years watching her family grow until, sadly, she lost the ability to care for herself and others. We are thankful for the many wonderful years we had with her and also for all the very special people who helped care for her, in the last few years. She always wanted to go home and now she has. A graveside service will take place on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone, SK with Rev. George Baxter officiating
- Esther Sophia (nee Tillier) passed away on August 5, 2006 at the age of 89 in Vancouver BC. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Purves in 1991. She is survived by her four children: Barrie Purves (Sherri) of Vancouver; Beverley Downey (Gale) of San Benito, Texas; Becky Beyersbergen (Casey) of Edmonton; and Beryl Muniz (Gilbert) of Baltimore, Maryland; her grandchildren: Trenton Downey (Clarissa), Erica Crilly (Dave), Carla Purves, Alissa Purves, Aune Nunn (Drew), Kaley Hjartarson, Deborah Beyersbergen, Robert Beyersbergen, Dustin Muniz, and Nicole Muniz; her great-grandchildren: Gryphon Downey, Kai Nunn, and Ada Nunn; her sisters-in-law Nurine Ellstock of Edmonton, Jean Coldwell (Clarence) of Riceton, and Marion Tillier of Maple Creek, as well as her brother-in-law Tom Maloney (Connie) of Fort Qu'appelle. Esther was born in Robsart, SK on April 17, 1917 and remained there until accepting a teaching position in Riceton where she met and married Jack. Together Jack and Esther worked tirelessly to raise and educate the four Bs, giving generously of themselves to better their children's lives. Esther was a strong, determined woman and a loving and gentle mother and grandmother. She will go home to her final resting place at the Riceton Cemetery.
- Myrtle May (nee Timmoth). Born in Murkirk, Ontario, on August 13, 1898, Myrtle died on Wednesday, August 15, 2001, in Regina, just two days after her 103rd birthday. The daughter of Henry and Sarah Timmoth, Myrtle lived in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta as a child. At the age of 16, she came to work in Riceton, Sask., and met Amcie Purves - they were married March 3, 1919, and farmed in the Riceton-Bechard area. In 1950, Amcie and Myrtle decided to travel, and established a second home in St. Cloud, Florida - from that time, summers were spent in Riceton with farm and family; winters were spent in the Florida sunshine with friends from all over North America. This last winter was the first Gram spent in Canada for a very long time - and she didn't much care for it! Gram moved into an apartment in Regina four years ago. This last December, she took up residence at the Silva Care Home - staff there were so good to her, and her smile and wit remained quick, even if her knees weren't! Predeceased by her parents, four brothers, and a sister, an infant son in 1920, her husband, Amcie, in 1979, and a son, Ralph, in 1983, Myrtle is survived by two daughters: Thelma (Mike) Kushnir, and Joyce (Chuck) Widdis, a daughter-in-law, Celia Purves; eight grandchildren: Stan (Carol) Purves, Sueanne McCracken, David Purves, Jim Purves, Lynda (Ray) Kushnir-Pekrul, Amcie (Nancy) Kushnir, Alan (Vonnie) Widdis and Charlene (Phillip) Wimmer, fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Known as Gram by all, her memory will also be cherished by many nieces, nephews, and friends. This wonderful lady lived a life that spanned three Centuries - she even saw Haley's Comet twice. Gram could grow any flower, loved to go fishing, had a poem or a saying for any occasion, always had fruit-cakes in the fridge, came home from Florida each spring with oranges and grapefruit from her own trees, considered chicken wings from Boston Pizza the best meal anytime, and was never too busy for a visit. We are really going to miss you, Gram! Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Sunday, August 19, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. The Riceton Community Group will provide lunch immediately following the service.
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- Edwin Ernest "Eddie" was born in Riceton, Saskatchewan on February 22, 1922 to Ernest and Annette Reich and died at his home in Fircrest, WA on February 13, 2003. Eddie was a self-reliant and hard-working Canadian wheat farmer who saved everything so he could fix anything. Born and bred on the farm that his Swiss immigrant parents started, Eddie purchased the farm in 1951 and continued to work the land until his retirement in 1987. He then resided full-time in Fircrest, WA and became a legal resident of the United States in 1990. Preceding Eddie in death are his parents; his brothers, Elmer and Walter; and his sisters, Dora Girsberger and Helena Kinney. Eddie leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Shizuko Hogan Reich (Jerri); her 3 daughters and their spouses: Patricia and Fred Yeung, Michele and Keith Parker, and Sandra and James Motonaga; and 6 grandchildren: Caroline Yeung, Emi, Kaori, and Cole Parker, and Gabriel and Samuel Motonga. Eddie is also survived by his sister, Hilda Burke of Ottawa, Canada and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Washington, Canada, and Switzerland. Thank you to the compassionate staff and volunteers of MultiCare Hospice of Tacoma for their wonderful care during Eddie's illness and to many kind friends and neighbors for their help and support. At Eddie's request, there will be no memorial service.
- Katherine "Kay" passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in Regina, SK at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years Walter; and great granddaughter Kenisha. Katherine is survived by her children Guy (Wendy), Vicky (Ed), Clay (Velma) and Jeff (Robin); grandchildren and great grandchildren Brent, Shaun (Morgan, Jaik and Andi), Turner, Derek, Sean (Melanie and Kyle), Brandon and Brittney. Kay and Walter farmed near Riceton and raised their four children. They retired to Regina and enjoyed winters in the south. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
- Adam. It is with great sadness the family of Adam Reinhardt announces his passing on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Adam was born on April 21, 1922 on the family farm near Lajord, SK. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) in 1998. Adam is survived by his sister, Florence Richter; his three sons, Barry (Carrie), Dale (Patty) and Norm (Elaine); six grandchildren, Rob (Jacy), Darcy (Meghan), Jerilyn, Mitch and Justin Reinhardt, and Kelly (Lee) Kirkpatrick; four great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be celebrated at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Catharina Helena 'Katie' (nee Fahlman), passed away peacefully at Pioneer Village Nursing Home, Regina, on Thursday, November 13, 2003, at the age of 104. She is survived by her daughter Bernice (Victor ) Jeworski of Los Altos Hills, CA; daughter-in-law Betty Resch of Hanley; and Agnes (Keith) Gibson of Kendal; as well as 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-greatgrandchildren. Catharina was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Frank C. Resch; her daughter Irene Getzlaf and husband Nicholas; son Wilfred; grandchildren Gregory Getzlaf and John Phillips; her parents Christof and Barbara Fahlman; Gregor and Emilie Resch; and 10 brothers and sisters: Legodia Brosinsky, Raymond Fahlman, Mary Rigelhoff, Cecelia Friesen, Edward Fahlman, Pauline Fahlman, Christopher Fahlman, Barbara Friedrich, Daniel Fahlman, and Albert Fahlman. Catharina was born in 1899 in Regina which was then part of the North West Territories. She lived in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, earning her a membership in Saskatchewan's exclusive Millenium Three Century Club. Catharina and Frank farmed near Lajord at Speier Colony for 43 years before retiring to Regina in 1968. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved playing piano and sewing. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Pioneer Village Nursing Home Chapel on Wednesday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m. The interment will be at the Riverside Memorial Park in Regina.
- Florentine (nee Reinhardt). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Florence Richter, who passed away peacefully Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Mom was born April 28, 1920 at Lajord, SK. She was predeceased by her husbands John Edward Ebenal, Stefan Mueller and John Richter; and a daughter Vivian Mueller. She will always be loved and deeply missed by her children: Cliff (Elsie) Ebenal and Allan (Joanne) Ebenal; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. Mom was a kind and generous woman who devoted her life to caring for her family and assisting with the care of others. She loved spending time with friends and family especially her grandchildren. Mom enjoyed old time music, dancing, playing cards and the casino. Our amazing but humble mother was also a woman of great faith, patience, strength, courage and integrity. She has been and always will be an inspiration and a role model to all who knew her. We love and will miss you and know that you are now safely in the arms of God. A FUNERAL MASS to celebrate Florence's life will be held at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with a come and go tea to follow. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
- Lloyd Rolfe was born to Mathet and Manuel Ringstad on February 10, 1906 on the family farm near Lajord, SK and passed away peacefully on October 5, 2007 at 101 years of age. Lloyd farmed with his father, older brother Leonard and younger brother Ole until 1935 when he moved to Kronau and married Olga Hesla. They remained there farming together for 31 years. They were very active in the community that they loved so much and maintained strong friendships with other pioneers and their families. Lloyd was a dedicated Co-op member and Sask Wheat Pool member, he sat on the local school board, he worked part time for the local telephone company and kept himself busy in the garden and shop when he wasn't in the field. He and Olga retired in 1966 and settled into their last home together on Hill Avenue. They were dedicated members of the Hillsdale Alliance Church and enjoyed a new crop of friendships. With more time in retirement they were able to travel often and so enjoyed their time in both Alberta and BC visiting with Lloyd's brothers and their families. After 15 wonderful years together in retirement, Olga passed in 1981. He remained in their home until 2000 then spent the remainder of his life at Parkview Lodge, where he continued to enjoy new friendships. Of the generations of family who will miss him dearly, he leaves his three nieces Opal (Alberta), Rayleen (BC), and Ann (BC) to lovingly reflect on memories of the three Ringstad brothers. Although he outlived most of his oldest, closest friends, and much of his family, the family looks forward to greeting friends and neighbours to share generations of stories and memories. A special thank you to Pressy Lopez and her wonderful staff at Parkview Lodge for lovingly caring for Lloyd. A special thank you as well to Nurse Lee of Pasqua 3D. A Funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
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- Mike E. (December 15, 1917 - February 12, 2007). Mike Sakundiak passed away peacefully at the age of 89 at Regina General Hospital February 12, 2007 after a most interesting and rewarding life. Mike was born and raised at Mikado where he and Sophie worked hand in hand as farmers. In 1962, they purchased the J. B. Francis farm at Lajord and were registered seed growers until retirement in 1976. Mike's occupation then turned to Golf during beautiful summers in Regina and winters in Mesa . Mike is predeceased by his parents, Emil and Helen Sakundiak, his dear son Donald in 1988, his sisters, Anne, Kate, Lena and his brothers Alex and Peter. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 64 years, Sophie, sister Bunny (Alex Konoff), sister Eve Ryan , son James (Rachel) and daughter Virginia ( Mauri ) Coupal and daughter-in-law Judy (Ken) Stevenson. The pride and joy of his life 10 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren will miss their Geeda dearly; Jason, Kipp(Amanda), Tammy(Doug Bedard) and Donavin, and Owen Sakundiak, Darren Sakundiak , Colinda ( Scott) Tobias and Ashley, Pam (Rick) Forti, Luke and Riley, Dustin (Andrea) and Sophie Coupal, Robin and Jenna Coupal, and Daniel Coupal plus numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses in Regina who were absolutely fantastic to our Dad. Mike's dying wish was for cremation with the family and friends getting together some warm spring day to celebrate his life.
- Peter Sakundiak died peacefully on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005. Peter was predeceased by his wife Ella Marie (nee Stulberg); his brother Alex; sisters Kate, Anne and Lena. Peter is survived by his son Larry (Carol) Sakundiak; his daughter Sharon (Lloyd) Ottenbreit; grandchildren Kim and Wade Sakundiak, Derrick (Kim) Ottenbreit, Amie (Vince) Amyotte; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Hannah Ottenbreit, and Sydney Amyotte; his brother Mike (Sophie) Sakundiak and sisters Bunny (Alex) Konoff and Evelyn Ryan; as well as Ella's family and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was born September 17, 1922 in Mikado, SK where he grew up on the family farm before moving to the Regina area. Peter and Ella were married in 1945 and farmed in the Riceton area. Peter was a farmer throughout his life, but he was also very interested in manufacturing. In 1948, Peter formed Sakundiak Farm Equipment to manufacture a disc harrow designed by his brother Alex. The following year, a farmer's request resulted in the manufacture of grain augers and the business expanded to include the manufacture of grain bins in 1992. Peter's business was truly a family affair, which over the past 57 years has employed both of his children, their spouses and all four grandchildren. Peter also valued the commitment of the employees, many of whom have been with the company for most of their working lives. Peter enjoyed traveling throughout the world, including trips to Europe, South America, and Asia. At the time of his illness, Peter was looking forward to a trip to Vietnam. He also enjoyed photography, dancing, and socializing with friends and family members, but the main focus of his life was his business. Peter could be found working in the plant, alongside his employees until this September when he was no longer able to participate in this aspect of the business. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 7:00 8:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. A Remembrance Service will be held on Friday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina.
- Lena Christina (nee Euteneier) Hildebrand Sawatzky (1929 - 2010) Peacefully passed away November 13, 2010 at Charleswood Care Centre, Winnipeg. Lena was predeceased by her beloved first husband of 29 years, John Hildebrand, her second husband of 20 years, John Sawatzky, as well as her brother Clarence Euteneier and her great granddaughter Breanna.Surviving Lena are her brother Reinhold and sister Verna. From her first marriage daughters Linda (Ken) and Debbie (Doug); grandchildren Sherry (Paul), Curtis (Joy), Shawna (Peter), Trevor (Rachel), John (Nicole) and Jennifer; and great grandchildren Alora, Brooklynn, Jade, Taylor, Cole, Devyn, Samantha, P.J., Alexandra and Nora. From her second marriage sons John, Cornie (Mary),Jakie (Sue) and Henry (Brenda) and daughter Susie (Bill); grandchildren Chantel, Jeffery, Sarah, Dale, Gerald (Tannis), Shannon, Matthew, Leslie, Kimberly, Pamela (Vinnie), Andrew and Amanda. Lena was born in Kronau SK to Gustav and Regina Euteneier. She was raised on a farm and attended Saar school in Kronau. Following her first marriage she moved to Regina where she focused on being a loving mother to her two daughters. After the death of her first husband in 1979, Lena turned her compassionate skills and natural need to help others toward running a group home for abused and troubled youth and teens. Over many years Lena helped scores of children become productive, well-adjusted adults.In 1984 Lena moved to Manitoba and variously lived in Winnipeg, Gretna and Winnipeg Beach. Her second marriage in 1986 was filled with many happy years where Lena and John were actively involved in the community and Winnipeg Beach United Church. Lena's final days were spent at Charleswood Care Centre where she was extremely happy. Heartfelt thanks are extended to all the Staff from Lena's family for making this phase of her life so special.Lena's life will be celebrated at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy No. 1 East at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 27.
- Valerie Joan (nee Otten) of Balgonie passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the age of 62 years. Valerie was predeceased by her father, Frederick Otten; stepfather, Alex Morrison; brother, Barry Otten and son, Ian Schauenberg. Val was born on January 24, 1946 in Regina and grew up in Riceton. She married Michael Schauenberg in a quiet family ceremony on July 19, 1975. They made their home in Balgonie where they raised their five children. Volunteering was an important part of Val's life, she volunteered with Ducks Unlimited, Regina Wildlife Federation Youth Camp and Beaver/Scouts. She was recently awarded a lifetime membership with the Regina Wildlife Federation for her hard work and dedication. Val loved the outdoors and took pride in her flowers and garden. She passed her passion on to her children and grandchildren. Val was a wonderful person who put everyone else before herself. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Val leaves to mourn her husband, Michael; children, Bonnie (Robin) Mosiman of White City, Mickey Schauenberg of Regina, Kevin (Tara) Schauenberg of Moose Jaw and Sean Schauenberg of Balgonie; grandchildren, Bailey Mosiman, Neleah and Amera Schauenberg; mother, Florence Morrison; siblings, Dale (Evelyn) Otten of Kelowna, Janet (Vern) Gunther of Spruce Home, Brian (Janice) Otten of Regina, Cheryl (Jack) Stroh of Regina and sister-in-law, Charlene Otten of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Valerie's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008 at the Balgonie Multiplex. Interment will follow in the Balgonie Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on Units 3A and 3B at the Pasqua Hospital and the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic.
- Annie Martha (nee Deausy), left us on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the age of 92. She was born in Milroy, Minnesota on January 28, 1913. Annie married Paul Schlosser on June 19, 1941. She was predeceased by Paul in 1954; parents, Remi and Emily; brother Marcel and sisters: Helen Perrin and Sr. Germaine. She is survived by brother Maurice (Joyce) Deausy and sisters-in-law Florence Deausy and Theresa Schlosser; daughters: Lorraine (Gord) Garratt, Diane (Bob) Ladouceur, and son Dave (Audrey); grandchildren: Ryan and Sheri Schlosser (Mike), Glen Zurowski and Carol Karlonas (Ernie); great-grandchild, Joel Karlonas and many nieces and nephews. Annie worked at the Lajord Municipal Office before marrying Paul. They farmed at Richardson for about ten years until Paul's death when the family moved to Regina. In Regina she raised the family and worked at part-time secretarial positions. She loved playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and gardening. Annie was a selfless person who put others' needs before her own. Widowed at an early age, she was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Annie was a long-time resident of Pioneer Village, where she benefited from the help of caring and compassionate staff. The family wishes to express its gratitude to all of those on Main West involved in making her final weeks and days as comfortable as possible. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 18, 2005 in Little Flower Church, 420 College Avenue with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Anna Marie passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Pioneer Village at the age of 97 years. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Meinrad; grandson Michael; her parents; and eleven brothers and sisters. Anna Marie is survived by her daughters Marcella (Sean) O'Connell of Windsor, ON, Marilyn (Ben) Herschmiller, Jeannette (Gerry) Zimmer and Rita Adams, all of Regina; sons Maurice (Ethel) of Moose Jaw, John (Betty), Bernie (Patti) and Rod (Lori Kydd), all of Regina; 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Mom is also survived by her sister Emma Papp of Kamloops, BC and her sisters-in-law, Irene Ell of Winnipeg, MB, Anne Ell, Jeanette Ell, Florence Ell, Laura Ell and Doreen Ell all of Regina. Mom was born on a farm in the Kronau district, the third of thirteen children. She worked on the farm until marrying Meinrad in 1937, and they were married for 53 years, until Dad passed away in 1991. They farmed at St. Peter's Colony till 1952 when they moved into Regina. Mom was a tireless worker, looking after a big three storey house and eight children as well as up to six boarders at one time. Mom was an excellent cook which included several German dishes. Mom and Dad created a loving and caring house to raise their children. They started a 46 year old tradition of Sunday Family Breakfast that continues to this day. It began at their Osler St. home and today rotates through 7 homes, attended by 25 to 35 family members. Mom was a very loving person and loved to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Each would get a light pat on their backside when they gave her a hug. Mom enjoyed watching her children, including grandchildren, participate in various activities. She was a Sask Roughrider season ticket holder for many years as well as a strong supporter of the Regina Rams and U of R Athletics. She attended games up till 2010. Mom was a 60 year member of the CWL at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church and Little Flower R.C. Church. Mom will be greatly missed by her family but will never be forgotten. The family would like to thank the staff on 3E of Pioneer Village for the care they provided during her stay. The support and caring they showed to our mother and family over the last week has been very helpful in dealing with our loss. Visitation will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John Weckend, celebrant.
- Julianna. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Julianna Schmidt, just short of her 99th birthday, December 6, 2004. She was born on December 23, 1905 to Anton Schmidt and Felicia Thaler in St. Peter's Colony, Kronau and was the last surviving member of the family which consisted of four brothers and seven sisters. Julianna is survived by her sister-in-law, Anna Mary Schmidt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was employed by Saskatchewan Government Telephones and SaskTel for twenty-eight years, retiring in December 1970. She moved to William Booth Special Care Home in January 1999 and resided there her remaining years. She was a staunch supporter of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and a season ticket holder for many years, the fact that could be seen when you visited her apartment and at last her room at William Booth. In the last months of her life she had a visit from Ron Estay of the Riders and even tried on his Grey Cup ring. Her keen wit was with her right to the end, as all at William Booth could attest. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 9th, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's R. C. Church, 100 Argyle Street N. with Rev. Peter Pham, Celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. A special thank you to all the staff at William Booth for their kindness and compassion the past six years and especially the last month, the nurses of Balfour Wing, all the volunteers and anyone who had contact with her and especially to Captain Barbara who always seemed to understand.
- Simon Frederick passed away in the Palliative Care unit at the Pasqua Hospital with his niece by his side on Friday, May 9, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Anna Maria Schneider (Seiferling), five brothers and two sisters. Simon is survived by one sister-in-law, Barbara Schneider and many nieces and nephews. Simon grew up in Kronau district where as a young man he played baseball and then farmed until his retirement in 1979 when he moved to Regina. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street, Regina with Rev. Danilo Rafael officiating.
- Annie Martha (nee Deausy), left us on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the age of 92. She was born in Milroy, Minnesota on January 28, 1913. Annie married Paul Schlosser on June 19, 1941. She was predeceased by Paul in 1954; parents, Remi and Emily; brother Marcel and sisters: Helen Perrin and Sr. Germaine. She is survived by brother Maurice (Joyce) Deausy and sisters-in-law Florence Deausy and Theresa Schlosser; daughters: Lorraine (Gord) Garratt, Diane (Bob) Ladouceur, and son Dave (Audrey); grandchildren: Ryan and Sheri Schlosser (Mike), Glen Zurowski and Carol Karlonas (Ernie); great-grandchild, Joel Karlonas and many nieces and nephews. Annie worked at the Lajord Municipal Office before marrying Paul. They farmed at Richardson for about ten years until Paul's death when the family moved to Regina. In Regina she raised the family and worked at part-time secretarial positions. She loved playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and gardening. Annie was a selfless person who put others' needs before her own. Widowed at an early age, she was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Annie was a long-time resident of Pioneer Village, where she benefited from the help of caring and compassionate staff. The family wishes to express its gratitude to all of those on Main West involved in making her final weeks and days as comfortable as possible. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 18, 2005 in Little Flower Church, 420 College Avenue with Rev. Bill Mahoney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Elizabeth 'Betty' Helen (nee Hibner) at 87 years of age, passed away on June 28, 2010 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Born on March 5, 1923, she was the youngest of five children. She completed her education in Kronau, Sask and later moved to Regina with her family. She married and had three sons with Harry Schofield but raised them as a single parent. She was employed for most of her life in the hospitality industry in Regina, but it was her hospitable and welcoming nature to all who entered her home that she will be most cherished and remembered for. She will be fondly remembered by all who passed through her home simply as 'Mom Schofield'. 'A Mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters; even though the heart is breaking.' Helen Rice. She was predeceased by two sons, Joseph and Robert; her parents, Andrew and Regina Hibner; one brother, Andrew; and three sisters, Mary, Agnes, and Tina. She is survived by one son, Dennis (Sharon); five grandchildren, Michael (Louella), Deanna, Melanie (David Dueck), Erika, and Samuel; and seven great grandchildren, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Jamin, Stefan, Evelyn, Jared, and Abigail. The Funeral will be held at the Regina Apostolic Church located at 808 Assiniboine Avenue directly beside Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00pm on July 2, 2010 followed by an Interment and reception.
- Laura Ernestine (nee Diekrager) passed away on December 5, 2007 at the age of 76 years at the Regina Wascana Grace Hospice after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents Emil and Henrietta Diekrager; husband William Morley Schultz; sister Doreen Wilson; brother Danny; brother-in-law Walter Reich and sister-in-law Vivian Diekrager. Laura leaves behind her children David (Arleen) of Regina Beach, Darlene (Glen) Brunskill of Regina, Jane (Gary) Herfert of Surrey, Jay (Cindy) Schultz of Port Coquitlam and Dean of Surrey; grandchildren Scott (Carmen) Brunskill, Jared Brunskill, Chad (Lindsay) Brunskill and Luke Brunskill, all of Regina, Kyle Huffman of Port Coquitlam and Harrison Herfert of Surrey and a great granddaughter Abby Brunskill. Laura is survived by her brothers Bob and Henry; sisters RuthAnn (Lawrence) Harty and Kay Reich; brother-inlaw Bob Wilson; sisters-in-law Theresa Diekrager, Gaylene Diekrager and Shirley (Bliss) Cross; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, support staff and volunteers of the Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC, Palliative Care 3A Pasqua Hospital and the Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for there compassionate care. A Funeral mass will be held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. A private inurnment will be held at Riceton Cemetery.
- W. MORLEY, It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather Morley Schultz on Friday, January 19, 2001. Morley was born in Riceton and married Laura in 1951. He worked for Toledo Scales, Regina until 1973, he then accepted a transfer to Winnipeg where he worked until his retirement in 1991. Morley and Laura returned to Regina in 1995, and have made their winter home in Indio, California. Morley was actively involved with the ANAF, Knights of Columbus and was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. Predeceased by his father William (Bill) Schultz, mother Carrie Branning and step-father Edward Branning. He leaves to mourn his sister Shirley (Bliss) Cross of Saskatoon. Morley will be loving missed by his wife Laura, (nee Diekrager), his children David (Arleen) of Regina Beach, Darlene (Glen) Brunskill, of Regina, Jane (Gary) Herfert, Jay (Cindy), Dean (Barbara) all of Vancouver as well as grandsons, Scott, Jared, Chad, Luke Brunskill, Harrison Herfert, and Kyle Huffman, and many special relatives and friends. A celebration of Morley's life will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Parish, Father Brad Fahlman - 1701 Cowan Crescent. A private family inurnment will be held in Riceton.
- Wilfred C. passed away the Herbert Health care home on November 10, 2008 due to hip fracture complications. He was 99 years old, just 16 days short of his 100th year. He was born in Regina November 26, 1908 raised in the town of Riceton and moved to Regina just before the war. He worked for Sask. Power till his retirement, than moved to Kelowna for 30 years where he spent a lot of his days golfing. They then came back to Sask. and settled in Swift Current to be near family in their later years. He was predeceased by his parents William H. Schultz and Emma (Janotta) Schultz. One sister, Gladys Schultz and one brother Earl Schultz. He is currently survived by his wife of 76 years Beatrice and one son Gary (Agnes) of Swift Current and three grandchildren and their families. At Wilf's request no formal funeral will be had. His ashes are to be laid to rest at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kelowna, B.C.
- Adam Seiferling passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Adam was born on November 10, 1926 in Kronau, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Theresa Seiferling; brother John; brothersin-law John Obrigewitsch and Ron Gass; sister-in-law Ellen Seiferling; and daughter-in-law Violet Seiferling; as well as numerous other relatives. Adam will be sadly missed by his wife Adeline (Fink), of 58 years; children Sandra (Brian) Baumgarten and their daughters Tara and Pamela, Laverne (Wayne) Sannes and their children Crystal (David) and David (Andrea), Wayne and his children Christine and Michelle, Gary (Susan) and their children Tyler and Kristin, Brian (Debbie) and their children Adam, Amy, Meagan and Landon, and Allyson (Bruce); sisters Florence Obrigewitsch and Marueen Gass; brothers Sebastian (Isabel), Paul and Fred (Marion) Seiferling; and sister-in-law Marcela. Adam was raised on the family farm at Kronau, SK and married his wife Adeline in 1951. Adam and Adeline moved to their Francis farm in 1953 where they raised their six children. The farm was their home until they moved to Regina in the spring of 2009. A Funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. A reception for family and friends will follow the service at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- Alfred Frank. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alfred Frank Selinger on Friday, July 19, 2013, with his loving wife at his side. Alfred was born on January 14, 1927 in Lajord, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Leo and Katherine; sisters Philamena and Isabelle; brothers Jack, Aloise and Roy and son-in-law Scott Burko. Alfred is survived by his wife Karey of 62 years; sister Pauline; sons Patrick (Linda), Vern (Elke) and Jim; daughters Marylou (Doug), Joann (Al) and Lisa; grandchildren Jason, Holly, Kevin (Jamie), Tyler, Selene, Zachary, Danielle, Tessa (Josh), Brett, Connor, Morgan, Nicholas and Samantha; as well as his great-grandchildren. Alfred received his elementary education in Lajord and completed high school at Campion College in Regina. He attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and later received his B.Ed and B.A at the U of S and his M Ed from the University of Oregon. His career consisted of five years in rural schools, sixteen years as Principal of Windthorst in the Regina East S.D., two years as Program Supervisor in the Moose Jaw Separate System and fifteen years as Director of Education in the Wadena School Division. Alfred and Karey were married in 1950 and raised six children throughout all these moves. After retiring in Wadena, then settling in Regina, he avidly pursued his passion for golf. Summers were golfing at Emerald Park and Clear Lake, and winters in Arizona. He was a devoted member of his church and enjoyed providing leadership to many organizations. He was active in numerous sports throughout his life and was a well-respected hockey referee for many years. Alfred was a loving husband and father always willing to help out wherever his support was needed. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the staff for the loving care and support given to him during his stay at William Albert House. A funeral mass will be held at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 302 King Street, Balgonie, SK on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
- Brian. Saturday, November 9, 2013, we lost a kind and gentle soul. Brian was 64 years old. He had recovered from surgery for colon cancer and was optimistic about his prognosis when he passed away suddenly on his tenth day of chemotherapy. He leaves to mourn: his beloved wife and best friend, Lynne; his son, Kris and wife, Melissa of Regina; his daughter, Carolyn and husband Craig Clifton of Calgary; two precious granddaughters, Madeline and Bridgette Clifton; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Ursaki; his mother, Rose; his brother Richard (Eleanor); his brother Gordon (Denise); his sister Brenda; his sister Michele (Paul Legrand); his sister Joanne (Scott Symon) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edward; his nephew, Darcy Selinger; and his darling niece, Anne Hastings. Brian grew up on a farm near Lajord, Sask., where he learned the value of hard work and the skills required to fix anything. His high school years were spent at Notre Dame in Wilcox, where he learned to play football under the watchful eye of Përe Murray and won the 1966 provincial football championship. Brian met the love of his life, Lynne, in 1968 in a biology class at the University of Regina. He completed his Bachelor of Education degree and a few years later, his Diploma of Education. His teaching career began in Lipton, Saskatchewan, where he taught for one year. The remainder of his 30 year career was spent in Regina as a biology and science teacher with Regina Catholic Schools at O'Neill High School and Miller Comprehensive High School. Brian enjoyed coaching curling, baseball and football. Brian was grateful for the many students and staff who touched his life. He retired in 2001, and when Lynne retired in 2004, they moved to Vernon, B.C. to build their dream home in the forest and to enjoy cross-country skiing, curling, hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and beaching. Brian took great pride in the home and yard he built. He was a wood-working enthusiast and happily took on projects for friends and family. He also found time to volunteer on the executive of the Vernon Outdoors Club, to teach curling skills to school children through the Vernon Curling Club, and for the last several years, to produce the paddlewheel boats provided to children at the Okanagan Landing Regattas. Brian's more than 40 year marriage to Lynne was an inspiration. He was a role model for his children demonstrating patience, compassion, honesty, humor, and devotion to his family. His children and his grandchildren were his greatest source of pride and accomplishment, and his love for them was immeasurable. The greatest blessing he received after his diagnosis was to welcome his granddaughter, Bridgette, into the world on October 17, and to be able to spend the first ten days of her life with her and with Madeline before starting his chemotherapy. Memorial services will be held in both Vernon and Regina at a later date.
- Roy John, much loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at the age of 75. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years, Carrina; son Harvey (Lorna Ell); daughters Karen (Lorne Ebenal), Joan (Joe Dereniwsky); and beloved grandsons Brett, Darren, Grant, Michael and Joel. Also left to mourn are Roy's sisters Philomena (Frank Sali), Pauline (George Fink); brothers Jack (Cecilia) and Alfred (Karey); brother-inlaw Pete Zacher and sister-in-law Elizabeth. He has gone home to join his parents Leo and Katherine; sister Isabella and brother Alois. He was born August 20, 1930 on the family farm near Lajord, SK, the sixth child of Leo and Katherine Selinger. Roy semi-retired five years ago from a life and love of farming. He enjoyed singing in the choir, square dancing, playing cards and having a coffee with new and old friends. Roy will be remembered as a kind and generous man with a good sense of humor. Roy and his family are eternally grateful for the compassionate care given to him by Dr. Klien, his home nurse Bob, and the nursing staff of the Palliative Unit at the Pasqua Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 24, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
- Theodore "Ted" (January 12, 1930 - May 21, 2012). Ted passed away peacefully at the age of 82, with his children at his side, at Regina General Hospital from complications of a stroke he suffered May 18. He is now once again holding hands and dancing with Agnes, his beloved wife of 60 years, who passed away May 23, 2006. Ted was born in Lajord, SK on January 12, 1930. He attended St. Augustine School and Loretta High School on College Ave. He commenced his optician career with Imperial Optical Company in Regina at the age of 15 where he worked for 48 years before retiring in 1995. Ted loved to tend to his yard and flowers. He also was very active in Little Flower Parish both in the Men's Club and Choir. Ted was predeceased by his father, Joseph; mother, Florentina (Selinger/Ripplinger; nee Frei); step-father, Stefan Ripplinger; father-in-law, Alexander Lauman; mother-in-law, Natalia Lauman; brother, Aloysious (Al); half brother, Arnold Ripplinger; step brothers, Adam, Dan and Frank Ripplinger; brothers-in-law, Gustino Agi, Jack Wolbaum, Leo Lauman, Raphael Lauman, John Ackerman and Ed Saretsky; sisters-in-law, Marge Ripplinger, Elsie Ripplinger, Carol (Lauman) Dillingham, Lillian (Lauman) Ackerman, Rose (Lauman) Saretsky and Kay Lauman. Ted leaves behind his children, Cindy (Pat and Krystin Monaghan), Jim (Gina, Andrew, Natalie and Aidan) and Michael (Karin and Steven). He is survived by his half-brother, Ed (Donna) Ripplinger; half-sister, Bernadette Agi; step-brothers, Joe (Dorothy) Ripplinger, Father Steve Ripplinger, Max Ripplinger, Tony (Coreen) Ripplinger and Bernard (Angeline) Ripplinger; step-sisters, Mary (Walter) Rog, Angeline Ripplinger; sisters-in-law, Kay Selinger, Clem Ripplinger, Rose-Marie Ripplinger, Reggie Ripplinger, Angie (Paul) Sprentz, Ann (Ferdinand) Ackerman, Jean Lauman and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ted will be missed by many. Thank you to the nurses, physicians and the staff of the Regina General Hospital for the excellent care provided. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Little Flower Parish, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK with Fr. Barry Anwender as Celebrant. A private family interment will be held at a later time.
- Evelyn Louise (nee Sorenson) Baylor (September 5, 1953 - January 9, 2011)> Evelyn Louise Sorensen passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9th 2011 at the age of 57 after a short battle with cancer. Evelyn was born in Toronto, Ontario to Ida Sorensen and the late John Sorensen. Predeceased by her father, John Sorensen and brother-in-law Eugene Baylor, Evelyn will be greatly missed by her husband of eight years, Walter Baylor of Richardson, Sask. Evelyn will also be sadly missed by mother Ida; her sister Shirley (Skelhorn) and husband Peter; nephew Christopher and niece Kimberly of Gilford, Ontario; sister Lisa (Whent) and husband Denis; niece Stephanie and nephew Cameron of Gilford, Ontario; sisters-in-law Dorothy Baylor of Calgary, Alberta, Loreen deBaleau of Calgary, Alberta, Margie Szabo of Las Vegas, Nevada, Norma Bertram of Florida, Gladys Martin of Regina and their families. At Evelyn's request, there will be no formal funeral service. The family would like to thank friends, neighbours and family for their love and support. Special thanks to Uncle Dan and Aunt Betty and family, close personal friends Devona Hedley, Sylvia Fleischacker, and Al Cheater. A special thanks to the staff at Pasqua Palliative Care for their care and support during this difficult time.
- Joan Deanna of Kronau, SK passed away on Friday, December 3, 2004 after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 63 years. Joan was surrounded and supported by her family throughout her illness. Joan has joined her son, Jarett in heaven. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Dennis; three daughters, Bonny (Mark) Savage, Sandy (Nevin) Markwart and Tricia Speers; three special grandchildren, Declan and Tianna Savage and Michaela Markwart; brother, Don (Iris) Powers and many other family and friends. Please join us in a Celebration of Joan's life at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating.
- Amelia (nee Weinberger) October 22, 1914 - February 4, 2012. It is with great sadness and gentle relief that we share the passing of our beloved, sweet mother Amelia Steinhubl. She was predeceased by her husband Paul (May 1989); son William (December 2000); parents Paul and Agnes Weinberger; and all 13 of her brothers and sisters. Those of us left to treasure her spirit and hold her memory close are her children Paul (Elaine), Gabe (Theresa), Al (Jeanette), Millie (Brian) Zurowski, Agnes (Al) Wenzel, Leroy (Judy), Ernie (Janet), Darlene (Tom) Redding, Laverne (Gail) daughter-in-law Loretta and their families, which includes 98 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. "They say a grandchild only becomes grand because of a grandmother!" Also left to remember Amelia are her sister-in-law Josephine Weinberger; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as friends and caregivers at Qu'Appelle House and Santa Maria, including Dr. Stephen Bester. Angels can fly because they carry no burdens. Amelia will continue to be surrounded by love and respect from her family and her faith. She has now been given her Angel wings. Prayers will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Child Roman Catholic Parish, 2636 7th Avenue East in Regina on Friday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in Kronau.
- Gordon Stenerson, born November 27, 1928 at Lajord, Sask., passed away November 1, 2004 at Eastend, Sask. with his wife, Arlene present. Gordon was the seventh of eight children born to Joseph and Andrea Stenerson. He was always very proud of his Norwegian heritage. As a young man Gord was active in hockey, baseball and tennis. Later, curling and golf were included. His interest in sports continued throughout his life as he became involved with his children’s involvement in sports. Gord also enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his later years, gardening was a pastime which occupied him. Gordon had a successful career in the automotive industry, starting with General Motors in Regina. An offer to join Chrysler took him to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Windsor and Vancouver. In 1975 Gordon and his family moved to Eastend where he owned and operated Stenerson Auto Parts. On August 27, 1955 Gordon married Arlene Behrman at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. They had three children. Their family life included sports, music and camping. After moving to Eastend, Gord became involved with the Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in the success of "Dino Days", where his creative and artistic talents were put to use. Gordon enjoyed people and had a great sense of humour. Gordon is survived by his wife of 49 years Arlene, their sons Tim (Maureen), Brad and his son Aaron; daughter Leanne (Kerry) McDowell and their children Justine and Liam. The family gives special thanks to Gord’s doctor and friend, Dr. Price and to the staff of Wolf Willow Lodge for their kindness and care. The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. , Saturday, November 6 at Eastend United Church with Reverend Ken Schrag officiating.
- Lena (nee Leippi) was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, November 26, 2010 at the age of 89 years. She was born in Kronau, SK on January 2, 1921. She was predeceased by her parents Otto and Eugenie Leippi; in infancy two brothers Edmund and Irwin Leippi; sister Emilie Leippi; brother Martin Leippi; sister-in-law Evelyn Leippi; daughter Lillian Bell; and granddaughters Darla Meyer, Savanna Meyer-Scott. She was married to Henry Meyer for 26 years and Henry passed away in 1965. She married Henry Strecker in 1967 and he passed away in 1978. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons: Gerald (Faye) Meyer of Creston, BC, Albert (Doreen) Meyer, and Ed (Joanne) Meyer of Regina, SK; son-in-law Harvey Bell of Vernon, BC and her stepson Ernie (Velma) Strecker. Also mourning her passing is her brother Albert (Mary) Leippi and her sister Ruth Repp. Lena had 11 grandchildren: Brent Meyer, Noreen (Allen) Donald, Jeff Meyer, Ross (Lisa) Meyer, Marlene (Jeff) Meyer, Karen (Peter) Feke, Kate (Rob) Stone, Laura (Lance) Tifenbach, Yvonne Meyer, Darin (Tonya) Meyer; and Rena Strecker; 17 greatgrandchildren: Jenna and Caeden Donald; Aaron Lawrence; Hannah Meyer-Scott; Sylvia Petit; Alesha Black; Royce (Anastasia) Dreveny; Jessica and Justin Feke; Harrison and William Stone; Zoe, Damien, Madelyn and Nadia Tifenbach; Tyler Hurly; and Gage Meyer as well as one great-great grandchild Sigmund Dreveny. She was a caring and loving wife and mother. Lena was a superb cook and baker and when she put on a meal, it was a feast. She was a beautiful seamstress and a very artistic person with her crocheting and knitting. She could play the organ and the accordion, and she would perform with a group at senior citizen centres. One of the greatest joys for Lena was to use her skills of singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and spreading the message of Jesus Christ to her family and friends.
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- Helen (nee Riggall) was born on June 19, 1920 in Kronau, SK and passed away on February 17, 2008 in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her loving husband Tom; her parents; her sister Ruby and her brothers Wes and Joe. Helen is survived by her son Victor; her grandchildren Colin of Ottawa, Jeff of Regina and Tara of Tanzania; her sister Elsie Hunter; brother-in-law Jim Sundquist; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
Elizabeth 'Lizzy'. On Tuesday, August 19, 2003 Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Thomson passed away at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by her husband, Augustus 'Gus'Thomson and son-in-law Harvey Lee. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Ruth Lee; Marion (Bob) McKechnie; son, George (Marg) Thomson; as well as six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Lizzy married Gus in 1921 and lived at Lajord, Sask. where she and Gus ran the local post office until their retirement in 1971. She will be fondly remembered for her love of music and nature, especially flower gardens. A celebration of Lizzy's life will be held at Sunset Extendicare on Saturday, August 23rd at 1:30 P.M. The family of Lizzy Thomson would like to extend a special thanks to the caring staff of Sunset Extendicare Regina.
- Emma Elizabeth (nee Hodel). On Sunday, July 17, 2011 Emma Elizabeth Tiefenbach was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at the age of 97 years. Emma will be dearly missed by her children Edwin (Margaret) and their children, Jason, Jeffrey (Melanie), Jodi Spies (Todd); Esther Tiefenbach, Gladys Behnsen, Arnold (Karyn Scalise), and Linda Simard and her children, Jonathan and Michelle. She cherished her children, grandchildren and four great grandchildren Ava, Thomas, Griffin and Katherine. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph (Joe) in 1996, her parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Hodel; sisters Mary (Herman) Sattler, Ida (Gottlieb) Leippi, brothers Bill (Verna) Hodel and Fred (Josie) Hodel. Emma was born April 7, 1914 in Regina and grew up on a farm near Lajord, walked a mile to school every day and was proud of her grade 11 education. She wanted to be a nurse but her help was needed at home. Emma met her future life partner, Joe, at a dance. They were married November 9, 1940 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Kronau. Together they farmed and brought a true team approach to farming. While they worked hard, visiting their many friends and relatives was an important part of their lives. In addition to raising five children, gardening, canning, sewing, and performing all of the various activities of a farm homemaker, Emma also served as emergency truck driver during harvest, milked the cows and tended to the poultry. As a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Emma was involved in many activities such as the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Lutheran Braille Workers, Grace Golden Fellowship, coordinating visitors for shut-ins as well as visiting shut-ins and hospital patients herself. Emma was a wonderful accordion player, storyteller, friend and companion. She was inventive in the kitchen and creative in the garden; she loved singing, crocheting, playing cards and dancing. She loved nature and animals, which she instilled in her children. She had an infectious smile and a terrific sense of fun. Emma will be remembered as a gentle, kind, caring human being who treated others with the same compassion she had for her family. Emma enjoyed traveling, although family and farm responsibilities did not allow for it until later years. She was a good sport and even went hiking with her daughters in her late eighties, reveling in the scenic wonders of nature. A heartfelt thank you to her companions with Neale Eldercare Services, Ardith, Deenie, Clara, and Alvina, and to the staff of the Regina Lutheran Home, who loved and cared for her with special kindness and respect. A FUNERAL SERVICE honouring her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan with Pastor Jeremy Swem officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Heritage Cemetery, Kronau.
- Irene (nee Cameron) Wade Turnbull. Irene Turnbull, beloved wife of the late Rod Turnbull passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on October 25, 2002 at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her son Jim Wade (Anne) of Kamloops, B.C. and grandchildren Gregory Wade (Ann), Madison and Ethan of Burlington, Ontario, Colleen Chapco (Pil) of South Korea, Stephen, Dianne and Joanne Wade of Regina. Also mourning her loss is her sister Eila Parker of Cutknife, Sask and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She will be sadly missed by many friends she made during her lifetime. She was predeceased by husbands Rod Turnbull and Jack Wade, and infant daughter, her brothers, Les, Vern and Ross Cameron, sisters Wanda Phillips and Erma Carruthers and grandson Robert. Irene was born in Cutknife, Sask on October 20, 1908. In 1931 she married Jack Wade who operated Pool Elevators in Rosemound, Adanac and Richardson, Sask. Together they owned and operated the general store in Richardson before moving to Regina in 1948. They operated Motels in Saskatoon and Rosetown and then moved to Calgary in 1959. Five years after Jack's death she married Rod Turnbull in 1976 and moved to Red Deer where they owned R & I Turnbull Distributing. Her home was on Pallo Close and then Parkland Gardens until moving to the Valley Park Nursing Home. A memorial service, celebrating a life well lived will be held at the 67th Street Chapel Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67TH Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
-Donna Elaine (nee Leflar) gave her life to God on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at age 49. Left to celebrate her life is her loving husband, Dallas of Kronau; children, Rick and Tyna of Regina; parents, Fritz and Gloria Leflar of Katepwa; sister and brothers, Eldon (Sharon) Leflar, children, Chelsea, Jacey and Evan of Sherwood Park, AB; Dorothy (Danny) Riviere, children, Chris, Kelsey and Courtney of Regina; Barry (Angela) Leflar, children, Alysia, Jaden and Kaylen of Regina; Jeff Leflar and his daughter Hannah of Regina; mother-in-law, Lil and late husband, Jack Turner of Radville; brothers and sisters-inlaw, Barry Turner; Fern (Dave) Niedermoser of Denman Island, BC, children, Jan and Jo; Roger (Sue) Turner, children, Brett, Adam and Jena of Okotoks, AB. Elaine touched so many people with her open and honest hand. She will be remembered with much fondness by her relatives and her friends. Special thanks to the nurses at the Palliative Care Unit 3A, Dr. Joanne McLeod and the staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, 2007, at 2:00 pm, Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina. Mr. Lloyd Kneesch and Mr. Peter Hawkins of Gospel Services will be officiating.
- John Peter passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Amelia; sister Anne; brother Anton; sisters-in-law Sally Mildenberger and Theresa Deck; brothersin-law Wendelin and Lawrence Mildenberger and Steve and Bill Klus. John leaves to mourn his loving wife of 51 years, Rose; daughters Janice (Kevin) Resch and Lorelee (Kevin) Fuchs; adoring grandchildren Mason and Deidre Resch and Michael and Lindsey Fuchs; brother Mike (Mary) Tymura; sister Mary Klus; sistersin-law Beatrice and Clara Mildenberger; Sister Colombiere; Sister Johanna, brothers-in-law Leo and George (Jean) Mildenberger and Steve Deck; as well as many nieces and nephews, family and friends. John was born and raised on a farm near Lemberg, SK. He spent 44 years working for the CN/CP Railway. John and Rose resided on a farm near Lajord, SK for 37 years where after retiring from the Railway John opened up a gravel business. John and Rose retired from the farm in 2006 and moved to Regina. John loved to go on cruises with Rose, play golf, watch hockey and football and was passionate about playing cards with many friends and family. Thanks to the wonderful caring staff of 5F of the Regina General Hospital. A special thank you for the dedicated efforts of Dr. McCarville and Dr. A. Miller. A FUNERAL MASS will be held at the Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with celebrant Father Steven Bill. Cremation to follow. John will be laid to rest in St. Anthony's Mausoleum, Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Egon Berthold was called to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on February 16, 2005 at the age of 84 years. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Rose of sixty plus years, daughter Margaret and her husband Ed Tiefenbach. Three grandchildren Jason, Jeffrey (wife Melanie) and Jodi and two great grandchildren Ava and Thomas. He is survived by two brothers Henry and Oswald and two sisters Elsie and Pauline and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Rudolf and Elizabeth (Euteneier), his brothers Fred, John, Otto, Berthold and William. Egon was born on May 15, 1920 at Kronau, Saskatchewan. He married Rose Meyer whom he met while she was teaching at Old Kronau School in the country. They were married June 18, 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Egon served in the Army Medical Core from 1943 to 1945, illness preventing him from going overseas. They moved to Regina in 1946 and were members of Grace Lutheran Church where he served as elder for thirty-eight years. He was a first class finishing carpenter by trade pleasing many clients with his exceptional skills. In his spare time he loved to garden, fish and relax at their cottage on Pasqua Lake, repair watches and clocks and to play his guitar. He played with many bands and for many years he entertained seniors and gave pleasure to many as both Rose and he played with the Merry Makers. A celebration of life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK, on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Henry Karl On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, Henry Karl of Regina passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 74 years Rose; son Vernon; parents Rudolph and Elizabeth; brothers John, Oswald, Fred, Egon, Bill, Bert and Otto; and sister Elsie. Henry is survived by his sons Robert (Bella) and Eugene (Jean); daughter-in-law Anita; grandchildren Darren (Michelle) and Janelle (Rob); great grandchildren Chantelle (Dustin), Amanda, Kyla and Ryan; sister Pauline; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Henry was born in Young, SK. He and Rose farmed in the Lajord area for 70 years. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
- Rosa 'Rose' Louise (nee Meyer) was called to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on July 31, 2007 at the age of 87 years. Rose will be dearly missed by her loving daughter Margaret and husband Ed Tiefenbach; three grandchildren Jason (Christine), Jeffrey (Melanie) and Jodi and three great grandchildren Ava, Thomas and Griffin. She is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Egon, who was called to his heavenly home on February 16, 2005; her parents Jacob and Louise Meyer and her siblings Agathe, Fred, Hugo, Laura and Lillian. Rose was born June 7, 1920 at Openshaw, SK. She married Egon Ullrich whom she met while she was teaching at Old Kronau School in the country. They were married June 18, 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kronau, SK. In 1946, they moved to Regina and became members of Grace Lutheran Church, where Rose taught Sunday school and confirmation classes, was part of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Grace Golden Fellowship. Rose taught primary grades at Wetmore and Peart School in Regina for many years. Rose lived life large. She had a vibrant personality, an incredible love for God and people and she inspired all of us who loved her so dearly. In her spare time she loved to read, play the piano, play cards, do puzzles, write letters and relax at their cottage on Pasqua Lake. In earlier years, she and Egon entertained and delighted seniors with their musical talents as they both played in the Merry Makers band. A Visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, August 3, 2007 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Rose's life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Regina, SK on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Rose Marie.On Saturday, September 27, 2008, Rose Marie of Regina passed away peacefully at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her parents August and Sophia; brothers Fred, Emil, Robert, John, Charlie; sister Ella and son Vernon. Rose is survived by her husband of 74 years, Henry; son Robert (Bella); Eugene (Jeannie); daughter-in-law Anita; grandchildren Darren (Michelle), Janelle (Rob) and great grandchildren Chantelle, Amanda, Kyla and Ryan. Rose was born on the farm in the Kronau area and spent her entire life with her husband on the farm in the Kronau/ Lajord area, until 2003 when they moved to Regina. A Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Glen Stever officiating.
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- George, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on February 3, 2006. He was predeceased by his parents Phillip and Petronellie, brother John, Martin, Henry, sisters Monica and Amelia, grandchild Shawn. He is survived by loving wife and best friend Clara of 54 years. Daughters Iris (Murray) Beitel, Holly (Darrell) Beitel, sons Mark (On), Reg, Brent (Laverne), Doug (Janice), Dale (Arlene), Kelly (Tracy), Cleve Hobbs (Barb), 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Kay Leier and sisters-in-laws Irene Vollman, and Olive Wyand. Step-brother Art (Lois) Matt, stepsister Arnetta Matt, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. George proudly served overseas in WWII with the Winnipeg Rifles. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. George was a mechanic for 25 years and operated his own service station in Kronau. He worked for Imperial Oil as a Bulk Agent for 18 years. George and Clara moved to Regina in 1997. Camping, fishing and playing cards were a few of his passions. Special moments were trips to Yuma and visiting Vollman Lake. He was a very kind and compassionate man with a wonderful sense of humour. His grandchildren were very special in his life. He loved them all and held a special place in his heart for his little angel, Mandy. Those so wishing are welcome to join the family at Christ the King Parish, 3239 Garnet Street on Wednesday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m. with Father Ken Miller officiating. He will be laid to rest at Riverside Memorial.
- Reginald "Reg" (October 12, 1953 - March 15, 2012). On March 15th, an avid Rider fan, Reg went to Heaven to be with his son Shawn, father George and brother Mark. Reg is survived by his mother Clara, his children; Nadine, Bonnie, Ronnie, Steven, Kyla, Ashley and Reggie and their partners along with grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Cleve, Brent (Laverne), Iris (Murray), Doug (Darlene), Holly (Darrell), Dale (Arlene), Kelly (Tracy), sister-in-law (On) and his very special friends Wadena and Arielle. He has many close friends from Lafleche, Gravelbourg and Moose Jaw area that will miss him also. Reg grew up in Kronau, SK. with nine siblings and his parents, George and Clara. He lived in BC, Alberta and SK. and was living in Lafleche in his final years. Reg enjoyed curling, hockey and softball in his younger years. Reg loved fishing, watching NHL hockey and cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Reg was proud of his children and grandchildren. Reg fought hard to beat his illness, however, God saw him suffering and took him to a place where there is no more pain. Rest in peace Reg. A Funeral will be held for Reg at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM.
- Jean Margaret (nee McLean), age 90, born on September 13, 1914 at Richardson, SK, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 10, 2005 at Sunset Extendicare. Predeceased by her husband Albert Karl Voss; parents Arthur Smith and Mary Findlay McLean; brothers Roderick Alan McLean and John Findlay McLean; sister Lillian Lindsay Wobeser (McLean). Jean is survived by her only son Douglas Albert Voss, wife Linda (Cheston) and grandchildren Jeremy, Andrea, and Courtney Voss, all of Brantford, Ontario. Jean was married to Albert on May 31, 1946, built a farmstead and farmed in the Grand Coulee/ Regina area from 1946 until retirement then relocated to Regina in 1984. When Jean was a young age, the McLean family moved from Richardson to the Evesham, SK area to farm and then returned permanently to farm in the Regina/Grand Coulee area in 1936. Jean received her elementary education in Richardson, SK, Grade 11 in Senlac, SK in 1931 and finally a business certificate from the Regina School of Commerce in 1940. Jean and Albert were longtime members of the Grand Coulee United Church and were active in many community functions. Jean attended and served in many Women's Group activities including UCW and WI. Other interests included family, friends, knitting, reading, news and issues affecting the prairies, and travel. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with MaryBeth Nicks Barbour officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Arthur Louis. On Saturday, September 22, 2001, Arthur Louis Watch, late of Riceton, passed away tragically at the age of 65 years. Predeceased by his father, Leslie Watch and daughter Cynthia Watch, Arthur is survived by his loving wife, Lise; daughter, Christine; sons: Greg and Les Watch; mother, Matilda; brothers, Reginald and Donald; sisters, Brenda and Beverley; grandchildren: Christine, Janessa, Josh, Gregory Tanner; as well as many family and friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Cheryl Dianne (nee MacKenzie) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Cheryl was born in Regina, SK on September 27, 1948 and was raised in Kronau, SK. She moved to Regina to attend high school at Luther College and Balfour Technical Collegiate. Cheryl spent 32 years working at various Government positions until she retired from the Worker's Compensation Board in August, 2001. Cheryl was the eldest of three children born to Ruth and Earl MacKenzie and has been the beloved wife of Dave Weber for over 40 years. Cheryl will be remembered and celebrated forever by her family: husband Dave; children Tasha (Milan), Cara (Jay) and Lee (Jill); grandchildren Kaitlin, Michaela and Tucker; siblings Daryl and Caryl; and countless other family members and friends. Cheryl or Cheryly loved making photo slideshows, music playlists, gourmet cooking, dancing, landscaping, traveling and most of all, Cheryl loved spending time with her family. Cheryl touched the lives of many people with her sense of humour, kindness, warm smiles, hugs and generosity until the very end. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
- Mary Elizabeth (nee Grad). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Mary Elizabeth Weimer, on January 30, 2005 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Fred Weimer in 1994; she will be lovingly remembered by her nine children and their families: Edward (Elaine) Weimer and children Candace Weimer, Dennis (Jackie) Weimer, Arliss (Terry) Loucks; Lorraine Leier and children Laurie Leier and Jackie (Rick) Lambert; Marie Meyerhoffer and children Jim Meyerhoffer, Bob (Noreen) Meyerhoffer and J. C. Meyerhoffer; Betty Weimer (Gary); Joan Wickenheiser (Graham) and children Wendy (Butch) Demer, Greg Wickenheiser (Jessica) and Michael (Tammy) Wickenheiser; Fred Weimer Jr. (Cindy) and children Chad, Rebecca and twins Sarah and Sadie; Bob Weimer (Kim) and daughter Stephanie; Kathy Fraser (Bill) and children Shanna and Justin; Ken Weimer (Tammy) and children Dagan, Micheal and Travis; eleven greatgrandchildren: Austin Black, Jordan and Josie Demer, Jade and Haylee Weimer, Jesse and Eric Lambert, Lucas and Nikki Meyerhoffer, Brayden Wickenheiser, and Sage Loucks; as well as sisters-in-law Rose Kuntz and Anne Malyj. Mary is also predeceased by her parents, Francis Xavier Grad and Elizabeth Diewold, and her eight brothers: John, Jacob, Clement, Francis, Joseph, Florian, Christian and Steven Grad. Mary was born at St. Joseph Colony near Balgonie, SK on May 5, 1922. She married Fred Weimer in 1942. Together they lived in Kronau, Regina and Qu'Appelle before settling in Lebret overlooking Mission Lake. Mary was a person of great faith, being very close to the church community and belonged to the CWL for many years. Her children were her pride and joy and the centre of her life. She will be dearly missed by her children, 22 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren, two sisters-in-law and numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg St., Regina, SK. Interment will be held at St. Joseph's Colony Cemetery after the reception.
- John. It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss, that we announce the passing of John Wettstein, on July 8, 2009 at the age of 93 years. John was born in Kronau, SK on October 30, 1915. He was predeceased by his wife Martha, his parents, two brothers, four sisters and one grandson. He will be lovingly remembered by his four children; Karl (Carol), Joan (Don) Sherritt, Lorne (Lorraine) and Margaret Ann (Ernie) Gaschler; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Edith Morrison and Elsa Lee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated, with a Teacher's Certificate, from Regina Normal School in 1938. He was a teacher and principal in small town Saskatchewan Loon Lake, Kronau, Glenavon and Glenside. He then went into sales and by 1960 became the General Agent of Western Canada for Lutheran Brotherhood Life Insurance Company. In 1964 John was the founding director of the Regina Lutheran Home, and in 1973 became the founder and Managing Director of Martin Luther Nursing Home Inc., from which he retired at the age of 73. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church and the Regina Community. He had a full and happy life. The family would like to thank the staff at the William Albert House, in Emerald Park, for the tender loving care given to their father over the past three years. There will be a private family service.
- Pauline was born on April 18, 1913 in Kronau, SK, and passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2001, at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK. She is survived by sister Emma Moellman, brother John (Martha) Wettstein; sister-in-law Wilena Wettstein, one step sister Adelle Buchanan and numerous neices and nephews. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on February 13th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Moeller officiating.
- Wilena passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl in 1981. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Max; daughter, Bonnie (Richard) Carson; granddaughter, Angela (Jay); grandson, Greg (Carmella); great grandchildren, Kylie and Benjamin; also numerous other relatives and friends. Wilena was born on February 7, 1916 near Kronau, SK on her parent's farm. Following her marriage to Karl, she remained in Kronau and was an active member of the community. A Celebration of Wilena's life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating.
- Joyce Darlene (nee Purves). It is with great sadness that we annonce the passing of Joyce Darlene Widdis of Weyburn. Her battle with cancer ended on January 25, 2013 with her husband at her side. Joyce was born on April 1, 1925 to Amcie and Mrytle Purves of Riceton. Mourning her passing is her husband of 61 years Charles Widdis. Her son Alan and Vonnie Widdis and their children Creighton and Brennon and friend Naoko Usui and his son Eyvindar all from Regina. Her daughter Charlene and Phillip Wimmer of Beaubier, SK and their family Stephanie and Brad Restau of Pine Lake, AB, their boys Logan and Dominic; Wade Wimmer and fiance Ercia Englot of Weyburn; Bradley and Jennelle Wimmer of Tribune SK, their son Brayden, Brittany and Blair Stepp of Torquay, their children Kaitlyn and Ryder. She took her schooling in Riceton and Regina then took her nurses training at the Grey Nuns in Regina. They farmed at Lewvan and then retired to Indian Head then to Weyburn. They took a Caribbean cruise, did many bus tours and travelled to Canada and the United States. They wintered in Mesa, Arizona for many years. Cremation has taken place with a memorial wake to be held at a later date.
- Dianne Pauline (nee Leippi). On Sunday, January 5, 2003 Mrs. Dianne Pauline Winter of Balgonie passed away at the age of 56, with family by her side after a courageous fight against leukemia. Dianne leaves to remember, her loving husband Ernie, daughter Michelle, son Mike (Christine), grandson Mikey, sister, Hilda (Reinhold) Euteneier and brother Arnold (Ina) Leippi and countless other family and friends. Dianne was predeceased by her parents Gottlieb and Ida Leippi. A celebration of Dianne's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 10, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina, Sk., with Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Family interment will be held at the Kronau Cemetery.
- Rosalia 'Rose' (nee Weinberger) age 91 years, died peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre October 16th, 2004. Rose was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1972; son Joseph 1940; parents Adolphe and Barbara Weinberger; infant sister Angela Weinberger; sister Catherine Eberle; brother John Weinberger; and brothers-inlaw John Eberle and Joseph Wolfe; sisterin-law Mary Ackerman. She is survived by her loving family: sons, Jim (Celeste); David; two sisters Agnes Weinberger and Anne Wolfe. Rosalia also leaves three grandchildren, Kim (Dalene); Victoria and Kenneth (Deanna). Rosalia was born February 8th, 1913 at Lajord Sask. At the age of seven, the family moved to Sedley. Rose married Anthony Wolfe October 26, 1936. They purchased the Penny farm between Penzance and Holdfast, where they lived until 1946, at which time they moved to Holdfast and became "Suitcase Farmers'. Rosalia was keenly interested in her family and enjoyed singing, music, playing cards, cooking, baking, and gardening. The vigil of the Rosary and Prayers will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. and the Celebration of Rosalia's Life Funeral mass will be said on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast Sask. Celebrant Rev. Father Arnolfo Sisson. Internment Family Plot, Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina Sask.
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