ALLEN - Emma Theresa Viola (nee Molleken) passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her husband Richard Henry Allen of 47 years and partner William Charles Marsh of 22 years, her parents, John and Lena Molleken; sister and husband, Eva and Pete Davidson; and brother John Molleken, Jr. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Lorraine and husband Ried Nelson, Regina, SK, and granddaughter Teresa and husband Paul Royal, Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as many nieces and nephews. Viola was born in Milestone, May 28, 1911 and lived there until she was married to Dick in 1930. During the 30s they lived in Alberta and then lived in Trail, BC in the late 30s and 40s. They moved back to the Molleken farm in 1949 where she resided until retirement and then moved into the town of Milestone. Dick passed away in 1978 and from 1981 2003 Viola spent her time living between Lewiston, Idaho and Milestone, with her partner William Marsh, until his passing in 2003. Viola then lived in Regina for the last three years. The family wishes to acknowledge all the care and support that the staff of the Wascana Heights Home gave to Viola. Also, we thank the staff at Ward 6F of the Regina General Hospital for their care for the last three days of Viola's life. The family has decided that there will be no Memorial Service.
ALLEN - George William Allen passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by his father, George Lewis Allen and his grandparents, George and Ida Rooney, he is survived by his loving wife, Donna (nee Broten); their son, Kelly; their daughter, Vicky and her friend Darcy; mother, Lenna; brother, John (Peggy); and numerous nieces and nephews. George lived in Milestone most of his life. He enjoyed music and anything mechanical and was always there with a helping hand or advice on how something could be fixed. George enjoyed gardening and was always willing to share the harvest with his friends, but most of all he enjoyed the company and conversation of friends over a good cup of coffee. George will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Monday, February 24, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Jack Bray officiating. Interment at Milestone Cemetery.
ALLEN - Kelly George Allen, of Regina, chose to be with the Lord on December 8, 2006 at the age of 32 years. Predeceased by his father George William Allen in 2003; his grandparents Hans and Lovern Broten and George L. Allen; and good friend Darcy Zaluski. Kelly is survived by his mother Donna; sisters Vicky and niece Reyna, Karen Dueck and Loraine (Allen) MacDonald and nieces Nicole, Sarah and Deane; aunts and uncles Anita (Kenneth) Hall, Pauline (Don) Paterson, Chris (Anne) Broten, Sheryl (David) Rosom, and John (Peggy) Allen; as well as numerous cousins. Kelly was born in Regina and went to school in Regina and Milestone. He spent a lot of time on the family farm at Milestone where he acquired his love of machinery and all things mechanical. He was happiest when he was working with machinery and in fact was an accomplished welder. He truly enjoyed the rural way of life. Kelly was in a serious car accident in 1998 that changed the course of his life. He was a quiet, kind and gentle person with a great sense of humor and loved the warmth and activity of being surrounded by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Pastor David Wells officiating.
ALLEN - Lenna Pearl (nee Rooney). On February 14, 2011, Lenna Pearl (nee Rooney) rejoined her husband and valentine, George who predeceased her in 1990. Lenna was born on the homestead (SW1/4 16-12-19 W2) of her parents, George and Ida (nee Carey) Rooney on August 6, 1916. She married George L. on June 22, 1938, and they operated this same family farm until their retirement in 1978. Lenna was a kind and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother whose happiest moments were spent surrounded by her family. She excelled in track and field, setting records for Milestone school that still remain today. Lenna also enjoyed music and played both piano and accordion at various town halls and house parties as part of the family band. Lenna is predeceased by her husband George L., son George W., and grandson Kelly, as well as her parents, W. George and Ida Rooney as well as sisters Edith Carlson, Eva Lawrence and Ella Bird. She is survived by her son, John (Peggy); daughter-in-law, Donna; grandchildren, Carrie (Keith McAuley), Jon (Myra), Robert, Vicky (Darryle Prince); as well as eight great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; and extra grandson Chris (Vicky) Rogers and family. A Memorial Service is being arranged on Mom's birthday with notification to follow.
AMES - Charles Roy. On Wednesday, July 27, 2005, Charles Roy Ames, late of Milestone and Regina, passed away in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Margaret; sisters, Iola Johnston and Vera Widder; and first wife, Grace. Roy is survived by his wife, Edna Bradley; sons, Gordon (Caroline) of Regina, Trevor (Kathy) of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeffrey; sisters Thelma Jacobs and Isabel Fea. In his early years Roy, in addition to farming with his father, attended the University of Saskatchewan and played saxophone in a dance band. He married Grace in 1949 and farmed full time in the Milestone district until Grace's death in 1984. In 1987 he married Edna Bradley. He was active in the CCF/NDP Party, the United Church, Wheat Pool, Credit Union, Co-operative movements and the Regina Male Voice Choir. He enjoyed many University of Regina Seniors' Education Centre classes in later years, and also traveling. Thanks to the staff of Dove House for their kindnesses above and beyond. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in Westminster United Church, 3025 13th Avenue with Rev. Jack Bray officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
ARNDT - Edward Fredrick, late of Lang, Sask., passed away on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lang Hall, Lang, Saskatchewan with Pastor Doug Langcaster officiating. Interment to follow in Lang Cemetery, Lang.
ARNESON - Clarence Wilbert, late of Milestone, SK, passed away on Tuesday February 6th, 2007 from the Regina Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK at the age of 87 years. A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Milestone Alliance Church, Milestone, SK, with Pastor Lawrence Hudson officiating. Interment to take place at the Milestone Cemetery, Milestone, SK. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, John and Bertha Arneson; five sisters, Esther Jensen, Martha Krogsgaard, Rosie Mowery, Belle Snelling, Lyla Arneson; two brothers, John and Arthur Arneson. Clarence is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gina Arneson of Milestone, SK; children, Carol (Gerald) Ballman of Milestone, SK, their family, Terry (Nina) Johnson, their children Hayley and Kirk, Trevor (Darcy) Johnson, their child, Amanda, Jeff Johnson, his children, Colin and Mackenzie, Sheri (Wayne) Simpson, their children, Brooke, Breanna and Sabrina, and their father Dwain Johnson, great-granddaughter, Aleisha Wirth, Rick Arneson (Rose) of Milestone, SK, their family, Lee (Kendra) Arneson, Scott Arneson (Amanda Kerluke), Kim Arneson (Sam Erb), Dianne (Bill) McFarlone of Calgary, AB, their family, Shawna (Geoff) McMaster, their children, Rhys and Liam, Rob (Lori) McFarlone, their child, Ethan, John (Sandra) Arneson of Milestone, SK, their family, Ryan (Sherrie) Arneson, their children, Mercedes and Caine, Robin (Quinton) Palmer, their children, Trinitey and Ryker, sister, Alice Cox of Weyburn, SK.
ARNESON - Marion Louise (nee Brown) of Milestone, SK, passed away on the morning of Wednesday June 20, 2012 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 63, after a courageous battle with cancer. Marion was born on December 7, 1948 in Regina, SK. Predeceased by father, John (Jack) and mother, Kathleen (Kay) Brown; Marion is survived by the children she shared with Rick Arneson; Lee (Kendra), Scott (Amanda) and Kimberley (Sam); beloved grandchildren Jayden, Lukas and Mason. Marion is also survived by sister Beverley (Greg) as well as brothers Doug (Linda) and Robert in addition to many special nieces and nephews. Loving mom and "grandma" Marion lived for her grandchildren; taking every opportunity to spend as much time with them reading, playing, dancing, talking on the phone and her favorite thing of all, snuggling. There was always a smile on her face when her "little dudes" were around, they lit up her world. Marion spent many years working at Saskatchewan Crop Insurance, Sask Tel and Royal Lepage Regina Realty, where she grew such amazing friendships, she considered many of them family. She made friends everywhere she went - she cherished her friendships and all the visits she shared with friends. Marion enjoyed taking care of others and touched many lives in her 63 years. Marion had a strong spirit and accepted her diagnosis of cancer in February 2011 with dignity and grace. She spent her last days surrounded by family and friends. Visitation for family on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Visitation for friends will be on Sunday as well, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. A family Graveside Service will take place on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Yellow Grass Cemetery with Celebrant Ron Nagel presiding. A come and go Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at The Italian Club, 2148 Connaught St, Regina, SK from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. A big thank you to the tolerant staff on Unit 4A and Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital for all your patience while our busy little boys visited their cherished grandmother during her stay. It brought so much happiness to our family during our mother's final days.
ASHBY - Pearl, formerly of Milestone, SK, passed away at Coteau Range Manor, Avonlea, SK on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband Lorne in 1984, two sisters and one brother. Pearl is survived by her children Georgina (Russ) Danroth, Dorothy (Barry) Underwood, Linda (Garry) Cole and Brian (Candy) Ashby; grandchildren Greg, Mark, Wanda, Trevor, Derrick, Teresa, Renee, Jaelynn, Brenna, Carlene and Landon; ten great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandsons; one sister Verna (Art) Setrum; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
AUDETTE - Ernest Paul (January 9, 1947 - December 29, 2011). Ernie passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Simone, brothers Andrew and Mark, brothers-in-law George Donauer and Garry Wetterstrand, and niece Denise Donauer. Ernie is survived by his wife of 41 years Carol; son Rodney (Shauna), daughters Michelle (Don), Angela and Kim; grandchildren Matthew, Jennifer, Hannah, Shaelyn, Jackson, Kendall and Kristen. Ernie is also survived by his sisters Rolande (Jack) Lorge, Pauline Donauer, Gil (Tony) Herback and Myrtle Levesque; sisters-in-law Carol Audette and Kelly (Brian) Shore; brothers Gerald (Sandy), Dennis (Audrey), Chuck (Jean) and Jeff (Stephanie). He grew up and was schooled in Shaunavon and graduated from the University of Regina. Upon obtaining his University Degree, Ernie completed the Local Government Administration course from the University of Regina in 1968 and began a 43 year career as a municipal administrator with time spent in Lacadena, Elrose, Imperial, Climax, Strasbourg, Uranium City and for 32 years in Milestone. Upon retiring, Ernie assisted in the communities of Rouleau, Grand Coulee and was the administrator for the Village of Lang up until the time of his death. Ernie was very active in the community belonging to the Lions, Elks and participating in various sporting activities. He coached and managed numerous hockey, baseball and softball teams during his children's sports years. In Milestone, Ernie played an integral part of the organizing and building committees for the ball diamond sports area and the skating and curling rink complex of which he was very proud. Ernie was active throughout his life in sports, playing many years of competitive baseball and hockey culminating in numerous years with the Milestone Sioux, where his special white gloves helped him with his many francophone records with the Old Sioux. Ernie enjoyed golf, fishing and sports in general. His many loves in the last 30 years were his golfing trips south of the border with his brother Dennis, Tuesday night men's night at the Long Creek Gold Club, annual trips to Laughlin for fun not in the sun, Christmas brunches at the skating rink with all his family, and the Audette Family Golf Classic to which he holds Men's Championship records for tales told and balls lost. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, Palliative Care Ward at the Pasqua Hospital and a special thank you to Dr. Matt Casey for all his support. Big Ern (Papa Ern) will be lovingly cherished by his family and friends. The true joys of his life were his wife, children and grandchildren of which he was so extremely proud. Prayers will be said at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Celebration of his Life will be held at Holy Family Parish, 1021 McCarthy Blvd., Regina, SK, on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Reception will follow immediately at Milestone Memorial Complex, Milestone, SK. A private interment will be held at a later date.
AUSTIN - Harvey Lorne. On Wednesday, June 20, 2001 Harvey Lorne Austin, late of Regina Pioneer Village, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his wife Jennie. Survived by his son Bryan (Judy) of Regina; granddaughters, Jennifer of Ottawa; Barbara and Michelle of Regina. He came to Saskatchewan as a young child and settled in Dummer. He married in 1930 and moved to Milestone. There he worked for the telephone company. They moved to Regina after the war and Lorne worked for McGavins. He later owned the Connaught Grocery Store until his retirement worked for Simpsons downtown. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. with Rev. Desmond G. Patton officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
AUSTIN - Robert James passed away peacefully on July 3, 2012 surrounded by his family, at the age of 76 years. Robert was born in Togo, SK and made his life with family and friends in Milestone, SK for the last 48 years. He was a devoted teacher, family and community man. Robert will be forever missed by his wife, Patricia of 55 years; his 3 children, Dwight (Verna) Austin, Linda (Mel) Purves and Cheryl (Les) McKenna, and his 6 grandchildren, Cody (Andrea), Beau and Ian Purves, Katelynn McKenna, Dallas Boles, and Carly Austin. Robert is survived by his sister, Olive (Ernie) Corroll and numerous niecesand nephews and their families. He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Hazel Austin and his older and younger brothers, Alvin and Harry. Robert has touched many lives through his years of education, missionary and volunteer work. A Celebration of Robert's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the United Church in Milestone, SK with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Lunch is to follow the service at the Milestone Masonic Hall, Main Street. Interment of ashes will be held at Yorkton Memorial Gardens at a later date.
BAKER - Patrick Gordon was born on January 17 1931. He has lived all his life on the farm, north of Milestone. Patrick passed away on October 28, 2005 at the age of 74 years. He married Margaret Therens on April 14, 1956. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years; daughter Judy (John) Blackstock of Calgary, her sons Tim (Amanda) and their infant daughter Alexandra and Gary of Calgary; daughter Kathy of Milestone; son Dwayne of Milestone and his children Dustin and Sawyer. Patrick was predeceased by an infant son in 1958, his father in 1967, his mother in1961, a brother in 1987 and a sister in 2001. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. with Rev. Eusebio Tubale Jr. officiating.
BALLMAN - Wayne Everett, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, March 16, 2001 at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Janet; father-in-law Frank Sinkewicz; nephew Gordon Hoffart and by brothers-in-law Peter Walchuk, Lawrence Kozun and John Elsom. Wayne is survived by his wife Judith; daughter Carla; son Brian; mother-in-law Mary Sinkewicz; siblings Frances (Rene) Sauve, Lawrence, Fern (Joe) Hoffart, Cleone, Maxine (Denis) Lefebvre, and Gerald (Carol); sisters-in-law Irene Walchuk, Regina Kozun, Sheila Elsom, Carol (Edward) Smith, Deborah (Warren) Michelson and brother-in-law Laurence (Eva) Sinkewicz as well as several nieces and nephews. Wayne was born and raised on a farm near Milestone. His passions were hockey and later curling. He helped his father farm and worked as an ice maker and instructor in Toronto and Hamilton Curling Clubs. He started his own transport company in 1972. Silver Dollar Transport was truly a family business. He was especially proud when Carla and Brian worked along side of him and Judy. Wayne was a capable business man and could run the company from his desk, half ton or telephone, which he did in the last few months. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2001 at 10:30 a.m in Holy Child R.C. Church , 2636 7th Ave., with Rev. John Weckend celebrant. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave.
BARMBY - Elizabeth Barmby passed away peacefully at Albert Park Lodge on Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 90 years. Elizabeth was born at Lang on November 20, 1914 and lived on the farm where she had grown up until the death of her husband Frank in 2002. Elizabeth was also predeceased by her parents Sam and Clara, her sister Florence and brothers James and George. She was happy to have received a century family farm award for the land her father Samuel Paul had homesteaded in 1901. After their retirement from farming Frank and Elizabeth enjoyed travel and spent winters in Texas where Elizabeth was active in shuffling and won many trophies. She loved to spend time with family, friends and flowers and got much enjoyment from her beautiful yard. Elizabeth will be remembered always by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren: the Barmbys: John (Bev), Pauline (Charlie) and Duncan, and Greg (Kelly), the Martins: Jean (Larry), Lisa (Ozzy) and Sierra, and Malcolm (Isabelle), Carla and Julia, and by her sister Jean and her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends with whom she kept in touch through the years. According to Elizabeth's wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation will take place. Interment and family gathering at a later date.
BARMBY - Frank. On Wednesday, May 15, 2002, Frank Barmby passed away at the age of 88 years. Born July 22, 1913, Frank spent all of his life in the Lang area and was still residing on the farm at the time of his death. Predeceased by his parents John and Sophia; brothers: Walter, Bert, Jack, Wallace and Ralph; and sister, Violet. Frank is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth; his son John (Bev); daughter Jean (Larry Martin); grandchildren: Lisa (Ozzy Sauer), Mac, Pauline (Charlie McKenzie), Greg and great granddaughter Sierra Sauer. Frank spent many hours working in his yard and shop, enjoyed auction sales, and was an avid reader. Frank and Elizabeth enjoyed traveling and spent 18 winters in Texas. Interment and graveside service will be held at the Lang cemetery July 22, 2002.
BARMBY - Madeleine (nee Boisvert) passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2002 at the age of 91 years. Madeleine was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Vincent Barmby; her parents: Dominique and Eugenie Boisvert; and two sisters: Simone Boisvert and Marthe Lovett. Madeleine is survived by her five children: Doreen Chambers, Marlene (Martin) McCrystal, Jim (Carol) Barmby, Don (Liz) Barmby and Debbie (Lyle) Merriam; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Myrtle Barmby; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church in Milestone, SK.
BARMBY - George Michael Barmby, born July 1945, passed away June 3, 2007 at Kelowna, BC from a heart attack. Predeceased by his father, Wallace Barmby in 1951, his mother May Quale in 2005. He is survived by his sister Janet Kwasnaik (Harry), many cousins, nieces, nephews and stepfather Melvin Quale. Cremation. Private interment July 3, 2007 in Lang Cemetery.
BEATTIE - Albert Charles (December 7, 1921 - May 14, 2014). Albert Beattie, late of Regina, SK passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Amy Beattie; his sister Bernice; brothers, Edward, Cliff and Ralph; niece Doris (Ron) Beattie Lyke. Albert is survived by his sisters-in-law Kathleen Beattie and Maxine Beattie; nephew Kim (Diane) Beattie; nieces Lauren (Daniel) Steel, Karen (Jim) Humphreys; great-nieces and nephews Karlee, Amy and Kyle Beattie; Shane and Mitchell Lyke; Elizabeth Steel; Morgan Humphreys; 3 great-great-niece and nephews. Albert was born on the family farm at Parry, SK. After graduating, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a Navigator. Later, Albert went to the U of S to obtain his degree in Agriculture. He worked for the PFRA for 33 years at which time he retired. Through his retirement, Albert pursued his interests for gardening, shopping and his love of books and literature. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 3337-15th Ave. (15th Ave. and Montague St.) Regina, SK with Rev. Claude Schroeder officiating. Tea to follow. Interment to follow at Milestone Cemetery.
BEATTIE - Clifford Alan (September 29, 1925 - July 13, 2009). Clifford Beattie, late of Pangman, SK, formerly of Parry, SK, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents; his sister, Bernice; his brothers, Edward and Ralph; niece, Doris Lyke. Cliff is survived by his brother, Albert; sisters-in-law, Kathleen and Maxine Beattie; nephew, Kim (Diane); nieces, Lauren (Daniel), Karen (Jim); as well as seven great-nieces and great-nephews. Born on the family farm at Parry, SK, Cliff was the third son of William and Amy Beattie. He farmed at Parry until his retirement to the Deep South Care Home at Pangman, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Judy Beck officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
BEST - Berle Marie (nee Underwood), age 71 of Swift Current, SK, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Swift Current Care Centre with her family by her side. The funeral service was held Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Parkside Memorial Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bonita Chad of Grace United Church officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her Beta Sigma Phi sisters and all who shared in her life. Urn bearers were Judy Anderson-Best, Marty Peru, and Kelly Nelson. Berle is survied by her husband Bill; three children and four grandchildren: Laurie (Marty), Cale, Kyla (Landon); Keith (Judy); Rena (Kelly), Kalven, Ellie; brother Barry (Dorothy), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Elton and Marguerite Underwood; aunt Jean Wenhardt; aunt Gladys Oddie; uncle Langford Oddie; father-in-law Bill Best; mother-in-law Helen Best; brother-in-law Allan Waldbauer; and sister-in-law Kay Waldbauer. Berle was born in Regina and lived on the farm south of Milestone. She attended a one room country school for her early years and later was bussed to Milestone. After graduating high school she attended the University of Saskatchewan. She moved to Swift Current where she began work as a dental assistant for the Health Region. She met Bill Best through their dear friends Orm and Rena Dalton and were married on May 17, 1958 at the First United Church in Swift Current, SK. Camping and the outdoors were favorites and enjoyed by her entire family. Cypress, Pine Cree, and Elkwater were just a few special spots. Some of her other interests were a dedication to Beta Sigma Phi that earned her over 20 years of perfect attendance, fishing, scrap booking, crafting, pressing flowers and knitting. Each member of her family has received and felt the warmth of her beautiful hand knit afghans. Dad has lost his life long companion and best friend and will forever have a heavy heart. Our sadness is great with the loss of our mom and we will always wish we had a little more time. A special thank you to the staff at the Swift Current Care Centre for all you did for mom and her family.
BILL - Peter, late of Sunset Extendicare Regina and formerly of Milestone, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, College Avenue Entrance, 2136 College Ave. with Rev. John Weckend presiding.
BOHN - Edward Andrew (March 14, 1938 - December 27, 2005). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ed was predeceased by his mother Victoria Bohn; stepfather Les Bohn; father Julius Krueger and father-inlaw Armand McCrystal. Ed was born in Regina and moved to Lang at the age of 15 and then to Milestone when he married Patricia McCrystal in January of 1957. He spent some time working with Les Bohn at Milestone Motors, trained as a C.P.R. Railroad telegrapher and then as a furniture & Appliance salesmen for Macleods in Regina, which required a move to Regina and then to Saskatoon. In 1968, Ed moved his family to White Rock, BC, where he opened his own business, Bohn Furniture, selling furniture, appliances and floor covering and supplying installation. Ed was one of the original directors of United Carpets. Ed purchased five acres outside White Rock on which flowed water from an artesian well. This water was captured in six ponds and was used to raise Rainbow Trout. Ed had a heart Attack in 1979 and moved his family back to Milestone to try his luck at farming and then to Regina opening Brandee's Corner Stores and Just Viewed Video. He also had the distributorship and service for Access Cash ATM's. Ed was a very busy businessman but he loved his church and spent many years teaching his faith to both children and adults. Ed is survived by his devoted wife Pat; children Barbara Floen (Hugh Hagen), Brandon (Rhonda), Stephen (Tanya Lunde), Lesley McGill (Michael); grandchildren Landon, Levin, Tanner Floen, Aftan Hagen, Brooke and Reese Bohn, Shanee Alexson and two special young friends Linaea and Chelsea. A prayer service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 3125 13th Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the reception at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
BRAATEN - Kenneth Braaten passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010 at the age of 77 years. He is predeceased by his parents; three sisters; one brother; and four brothers-in-law. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Janice of 49 years; sisters Ingrid Perron, Helen (Gerry) Mowrey, Lois Larsen; as well as many nieces and nephews. Kenneth farmed the family farm for 30 years before retiring to Milestone. He enjoyed the Drop Inn Centre and fishing for many years. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethesda Cemetery with Judy Beck officiating. Lunch to follow at the Masonic Hall at 3:00 p.m.
BRADLEY - Christina Jenny (nee Dahl) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her father, Olaf Dahl; mother, Helvina Dahl; husband, Jack Bradley; son, Gary Bradley (2005); sisters, Myrtle Dahl, Olga (Cliff) Hill, Alice (Ab) Davies, Ruth (Stan) Culbert, Martha (Joe) Lekivetz and her brother, Grant Dahl. Christina will be lovingly remembered by her children, Doug (Muriel) and Marilyn; sister, Geneva (Don) Rogers; grandchildren, Holly (Curtis), Mark, Michael (Tammy), Jesse (Jenny), Paula, Jeff, Jodi, Cassie and great grandchildren, Bailey, Sammy, Ethan, Hailey, Jack, Julia. Christina was born on June 21, 1916 in Lang, Sk. She graduated from Lang School and from the Grey Nuns' School of Nursing in May, 1942. She married Jack Bradley in November, 1942 and had three children Doug, Marilyn and Gary. Jack and Chris farmed south of Milestone until Jack's death in 1974. At which time Chris moved into Milestone. In 2007 she moved to Regina and lived in a retirement home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Milestone United Church with Judy Beck officiating.
BRADLEY - Edna Mary (nee Seaman) Bradley Arnes. On Thursday, May 11, 2006, Edna Mary Bradley, late of Emerald Park, formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents; her first husband, Jim in 1983; her second husband, Roy Ames in 2005; and daughter, Patricia. Edna is survived by two grandsons, James and Rob and their father Keith Knox; brother, Morton Seaman; sister, Hazel Romfo; sister-in-law, Mary Seaman; special cousins, Howard and Edith Ross. A Graveside Service will be held in June or July 2006 in Milestone Cemetery, Milestone SK with Rev. Derek Nicholls officiating.
BRADLEY - Gary Angus passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at the age of 53 years. He was predeceased by his father, Jack Bradley. Gary is lovingly remembered by his children Holly (Curtis) and their daughter, Hailey, Jesse (Jenny) and Paula; the mother of his children, Judy; his mother, Chris Bradley; brother and sister Doug (Muriel), and Marilyn and their families. Gary was born on February 28, 1952 in Regina, SK. He grew up on a farm and attended school in Milestone. He farmed the family farm for a number of years in conjunction with his own carpentry business and later relocated to Regina to pursue his carpentry full time. Gary deeply loved and was proud of his children and his first grandchild, "Hailey." He valued many close friendships. He was a skilled craftsman and appreciated the beauty of good work. Keen areas of interest for Gary included camping, the Roughriders, politics and riding his Harley Davidson. Gary had a generous spirit. Two years ago Gary traveled to Guatemala to volunteer his skills in constructing an orphanage and was looking forward to returning again this winter. Throughout his life Gary overcame many challenges for which his family is very proud. He was looking forward to hosting his family for Christmas. He will be sadly missed. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
BRADLEY - Teddy Philip (February 15, 1919 - June 13, 2007). Ted passed away in the Dogwood Pavilion of Nanaimo General Hospital after a long illness, bravely borne. The adored youngest son of Angus John Bradley and Catherine Margaret Morrison was born in Milestone, Sask; the son of the town Magistrate, also a farmer, and a registered nurse. His parents were pioneers in the Province of Saskatchewan. He grew up the son of a widowed mother in a degree of poverty that cannot even be imagined today. He worked at a series of jobs in Regina, including the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a bookkeeper. He enlisted during World War II and served overseas in Britain with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war, he completed his high school and post secondary education, graduating in dentistry from the University of Toronto in 1950. He conducted highly successful dental practices; first in Moose Jaw and later in Nanaimo and Cassiar, BC. He was active in a number of service clubs and was a strong believer in giving to the community. He enjoyed a happy retirement, one of the great pleasures of which was to become reacquainted with his older sister May of El Cahon, California. He was predeceased by his first wife Annie in 1968. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Betty (Mary Elizabeth), his son Peter and wife Mary Ellen, his daughter Patricia and husband Rob Beaton of Victoria and his son Angus of North Vancouver. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Laura and her husband Tony Hoile of North Vancouver, Ted and his partner Natalie of Brampton, Melanie and her partner Curtis of Vancouver, and Erin and her husband John Paul Brock of Toronto; as well as his great grandchildren, Vanessa Cardoso, Marcos Cardoso, Maia Hoile, Gabrielle Bradley and Madison Brock. He will be missed by many friends, most especially his golfing companions of many years Bun Shaw, Merv Pickford and George Pilbro, without whose friendship and support he could not have played. At Ted's request, there will be no formal service, but he would be pleased to know people will gather in the spirit of good nature, good humour, and fond remembrance in a spirit so characteristic of his personality. A reception to celebrate his life and spirit will be held at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club on Thursday June 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The family would like to thank the nurses and healthcare staff at the Dogwood Pavilion for their kindness and care. He was a friend to all.
BRATT - Margaret (nee White), of Milestone, born on October 14, 1928 on the farm near Wawota, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea, SK. She is predeceased by her parents Arthur and Mabel White; brother George (Jean); in-laws Pauline and Walter Bratt. Margaret is lovingly remembered by her loving husband Ken; children, son Glenn (Ethel), daughters Linda (Lyle) Garratt, Kathie Curtis and Bev (Ken) Curley; nine grandchildren, Kirstin, Shane, Holly, KC (Shannon), Rhonda (Shane), Troy (Kim), Amber, Kimberly, Jennifer; and ten great-grandchildren; sister Marion (Ron) Hutchinson; brother-in-law Don (Lois) Bratt; plus several nieces and nephews and their families. Margaret loved her family and found great pride and joy in making a wonderful home. She had attended normal school in Moose Jaw and enjoyed teaching for many years. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Milestone Cemetery.
BROCK - Rose Elizabeth (nee Bankey) August 5, 1912 - April 3, 2012. Rose Elizabeth Brock passed away peacefully in Calgary, AB, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the age of 99 years.Rose lived in Milestone, SK for the majority of her adult life and later moved to Cochrane, AB to be closer to her daughters. Rose will be remembered fondly by her loving children, Margaret (Don) Stephen, Shirley (Bob) Renwick; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; as well as many of the grandchildren's spouses. She was predeceased by her husband Willis of sixty-nine years; son Harold in 1967 and her only sibling Barbara Cowan in 2007. Funeral Services will be held at Bethany Care Centre - All Saints Chapel (302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, AB) on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. An additional Funeral Service will be held at Milestone United Church (910 Prairie Avenue, Milestone, SK) on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
BROCK - Willis Brock, late of Milestone, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Margaret Brock; six brothers; two sisters; son Harold. Willis is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Rose; two daughters, Margaret (Don) Stephen and Shirley (Bob) Renwick, two sisters; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service will be held with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Lunch for family and friends will be held at the Milestone Masonic Hall on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.
BROOKS - Lucienne Marie Angelene. The family is saddened to announce the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, on July 10, 2002 at the Moose Jaw Extendicare Nursing Home. We will miss her beautiful smile, the sparkle in her lovely eyes, and her joyful spirit. She leaves in loving memory her sons; Gary (Gisela - deceased), Roy (Linda), Donald (Diane) and daughters; June (Wayne) Doyle, and Diane (Ed) Mateush, grandchildren; Roy, Carol, Angie, Kevin, Brian, Trisha, Scotty, Douglas, Linda, Breana, Jonathon, Nicole and Kim, and great-grandchildren; Jim Jr., Emily, and Erin. Lucienne was predeceased by her husband John in 1966, her sister; Aurore (MacKay), brothers; Leopaul, Lionel, Jerome and Alderick. She is survived by her brother Wilfred (Jeanne) of Regina, her sisters; Rolanda (Ernest) O'Byrne of Regina, Margaret Kent of Bradford, Ont., and Angela McCullough of Moose Jaw. Lucienne was born in the Milestone area of Saskatchewan on March 18, 1918. She was married to John Constance Brooks and farmed at Drummer, SK until 1992 at which time she retired to Moose Jaw. A viewing will be held at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 15, 2002 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3239 Garnet St., Regina, SK. Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens.
BROWN - Bernie Edward. On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Bernie Brown, late of Milestone, passed away at the age of 64. He was the best friend and beloved husband of Arlene for 42 years; perfect father to Shannon (KC), Sheri (Nolan), Shelly (Chris), Shauna (Doug) and Jay (Steph); a special Pappa to Brodie, Jonah, Daylin, Lane, Jett, Blake, Brea, Jordan, Brooke, Aali and Lara. Also remembered by Willa-Mae (Howard) Wickstrom, Iris (Don) Neufeld, Donna (Gary) Beck, Bill (Jan) Brown; in-laws, Joan (Don) Devereaux, Gayle Beck, Marilyn Deters, Carol (Jim) Barmby, Ray (Judy) Beck, Donna (Glen) Winkler; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and special friends, Phil Winkler and Marie and Boyd Melko. Bernie was predeceased by his parents, Eddie and Jean Brown, in-laws, Russell and Marguerite Beck; brothers-in-law, Marvin Donald, Richard Deters and Bill Beck. He was raised on the farm south of Milestone where he passed away. He loved travelling all over Saskatchewan to watch hockey. He was a member of the Milestone Elks and was very active within the community. A Memorial Service will be held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating.
BROWN - Viola "Jean" (nee McCartney) Brown passed away at Weyburn on Friday, October 14, 2005 at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her husband Eddie in 1985, son-in-law Marvin Donald in 1993, sister-in-law Frances McCartney in 1999 and her sister Mildred "Bet" McCartney in 2001, Jean leaves to mourn a large immediate and extended family; her children: Willa Mae Donald, Weyburn, Iris (Donald) Neufeld, Regina, Donna (Gary) Beck, Lang, Bernie (Arlene) Brown, Milestone, Bill (Jan) Brown, Milestone; 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and her two brothers: Hugh (Janet) McCartney, Kelowna, BC, and Willis McCartney, Brooks, AB. The funeral service was held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, Tuesday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. Officiating minister Rev. Kevin Johnston. Eulogists were grandchildren Wade Beck and Shannon Garratt. Pallbearers were grandsons Neil Neufeld, Mark Beck, Jason Brown, Kevin Donald, Jay Brown, Jeff Brown. Reception was held at Milestone Memorial Centre. Interment at Milestone Cemetery.
BUSS - Emil. On Monday, June 27, 2011, Emil Buss, of Lang passed away peacefully at Tatagwa View in Weyburn. Emil was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Johanna Buss in 2006, his parents: William & Wilhelmena Buss, daughter-in-law: Doreen Buss, brother: Arthur Buss, sisters: Mildred Buss and Ida Zielke, brothers-in-law: August Zielke, Pete Williams, Norman Friedman, Edmond Deimert, William Deimert, Ed Hartung, Eric Hill, Steve Bayerle, sisters-in-law: Flo Buss, Mena Bayerle, Erna Deimert. Emil will be lovingly remembered by his children and their families: Gaylord (Macel) Buss, Coconut Creek, Florida and their children: Brent (Tamara), Amanda (Tommy), Bobby (Gail), Ilah (Patrick), Brenda (Gordon) Silver, Ft Saskatchewan, AB and their son Justin, Colleen (Brent) Christopherson, Lang, and their children: Paddy (Tracy), Cory (Terrill), Wade (Bonnie); Warren (Wendy) Buss, Medicine Hat, AB and their children: Shane (Nicole), Chantel, Shawn (Jonell), Cristi (Mike), Myrna (Allan) Cooper and their children: Darcy (Krystle), Sheldon (Carlie), DJ (Amy), Danielle (Sheldon), Lindsay (Bo), Joren (Ryan), Brianne; 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; Sister and brother: Irene Friedman and George Buss; brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Ralph (Irene) Deimert, Elma Buss, Dena Hill, Louie (Ann) Deimert, Ervin (Norma) Deimert, Eric (Lenore) Deimert, Helanda Hartung, Lorraine (Clarence) Volkman, Eileen (Malcolm) MacKinnon, Doreen (Al) Widmer; numerous nieces and nephews. Emil Buss was born on December 30, 1913 in Beausejour, MB. Emil was the eldest of the family. The William Buss family moved to Lang in 1924. Emil attended Crocus Plains School. At the age of 13 Emil worked for Earl Guthiel in the summer of 1928 and started working for Lou Knouse in the harvest of 1929. In 1938 Emil worked with his dad in the Drey business. On October 31, 1938, Hallowe'en night, Emil climbed a telephone pole trying to impress Johanna Deimert, which led to a romance and engagement in December the same year. Emil & Johanna were married October 3, 1939. Emil worked for Bloetchers and also the George Burge Butcher Shop in Weyburn from 1939-1941. Gaylord was born while Emil & Johanna lived in Weyburn. Emil worked at the Weyburn Flour Mills in 1942-43. In the spring of 1943 he moved to the Lieske farm at Lang to help out with seeding, etc. In the fall he also helped Lou Knouse with harvest and in 1945 rented land from Lou and started farming. He supplemented his farm income by working for the Rural Telephone Company and driving school bus. Emil and Johanna drove school bus in the Lang area for 28 years. He also served on many church & community boards including, Co-op, Credit Union, Lang School, Hillcrest Bible School and Echo Lake Camp. He was actively involved in the Lang Evangelical Church and the Weyburn Free Methodist Church. Emil was a hard working, honorable, respected man who had a spark of teasing and humor. He was well known for his generosity and gift of hospitality that both he and Johanna shared with numerous friends, pastors and strangers. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors and community when needed. Emil loved playing ball, curling and taking bus loads of kids to camp. His devotion to God was a priority - prayer, Bible study and devotions were a daily practice. Friends and family were invited for visitation on Wednesday, June 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Fletcher's Funeral Chapel in Weyburn. Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 30 at 2 pm at Lang Community Hall, Lang with Reverend Jay Mowchenko and Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating Interment followed at the Lang Cemetery.
BUSS - Johanna Alvina (nee Deimert). On Monday, August 14, 2006 Johanna Alvina Buss, formerly of Lang passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the age of 88 years. Johanna was predeceased by her parents Herman and Huldine Deimert; brothers: Edmond, William; sister, Mena Bayerle; one grandchild in infancy; daughter-in-law, Doreen Buss; sisters-in-law: Ida Zielke, May Buss, Irna Deimert; brothers-in-law: Ed Hartung, Eric Hill, Arthur Buss, August Zielke, Pete Williams, Norman Friedman. Johanna will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, Emil and their family: Gaylord (Macel), Coconut Creek, FL, Brenda (Gordon) Silver, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Colleen (Brent) Christopherson, Lang, Warren (Wendy), Medicine Hat, AB, Myrna (Allan) Cooper, Medicine Hat, AB, 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ralph (Irene) Deimert, Elma Buss, Ervin (Norma) Deimert, Louie (Ann) Deimert, Dena Hill, Eric (Lenore) Deimert, Helanda Hartung, Lorraine (Clarence) Volkman, Eileen (Mac) MacKinnon, Doreen (Al) Widmer; brothers-in-law: Steve Bayerle, George (Flo) Buss; sister-in-law, Irene Friedman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Johanna Alvina Buss was born May 20, 1918 near Aberdeen. She was the eldest member of the Herman Deimert family with seven sisters and six brothers. She was reared on a farm in Aberdeen until she moved to Weyburn in 1925. Johanna attended most of her school education in the Weyburn School System. She also attended numerous educational seminars in Christian training. Johanna met Emil Buss in 1937 and they were married in Weyburn in 1939. She worked for the Weyburn Union Hospital as a nurse's aid and assisted in the home of Dr. Eaglesham. Emil and Johanna drove a school bus in the Lang area for 28 years. She always enjoyed gardening and working with her trees, plants and flowers. Johanna was actively involved in both the Lang Evangelical Church and the Weyburn Free Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School, led Women's Ministries, and assisted in numerous Christmas, camping and community programs. Johanna was a hard-working, generous and fun-loving individual who was known for her smile. Her gift of hospitality was experienced by friends and strangers alike. Her devotion to God was a priority. Prayer, Bible Study and family devotions were a daily practice. She is loved dearly and has left us many beautiful memories. Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 19th at 1:30 p.m. from Lang Community Hall, Lang with Pastor Jay Mowchenko Officiating. Interment followed in Lang Cemetery, Lang. The Active Pallbearers were all her Grandsons: Bob Green, Darcy Patterson, Brent Buss, Wade Christopherson, Shane Buss, Sheldon Patterson, Cory Young, Derek (DJ) Patterson, Shawn Buss and Justin Silver. The Honorary Pallbearers were all her Granddaughters: Ilah Walsh, Amanda Ruzzano, Lindsay Sellinger, Paddy Reed, Chantel Darley, Joren Gross, Cristi Buss, Danielle Patterson, and Brianne Cooper.
CAMERON - Gladys Trippe (nee Lefurgey) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2005. Predeceased by her parents Walter and Blanche Lefurgey, brothers Archie and Bruce and brother-in-law John Botkin. Gladys is survived by her sisters Jean (Sandy) Sanford, Helen (Archie) Tuomi and Blanche Botkin; brother, David (Shirley) Lefurgey as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was born April 1, 1926 in Manitoba and moved to Saskatchewan with her parents at an early age where she lived in various communities including Saskatoon, Regina, and Rouleau. She worked at various jobs including the R.M. office in Rouleau and Trans Canada Air Lines. Gladys married Angus Cameron in 1962 and they settled in Surrey, B.C. With Angus passing in 1980, she relocated to Milestone to be close to her niece Peggy (John) Allen and their family. Gladys was a member of the Order Of The Eastern Star and was past matron of the Milestone Chapter. Gladys spent her later years in Regina with the last 4 years being at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Gladys was a fun-loving person who enjoyed gardening, animals, and children. She loved her family and enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors over a cup of tea. She enjoyed music, dancing, and was a gifted pianist playing entirely by ear.
CAMPBELL - John Hilton "Jerry" Campbell of Milestone, formerly of Corinne, died peacefully at the age of 73 after fighting a 25-year battle against Emphysema with fortitude and tenacity. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers; two sisters; four brothers-in-law; and a special granddaughter, Lisa Donovan. He is lovingly survived by his wife of 54 years, Bina; daughters Coy (Cliff) Strickland, Ida (Randy) Donovan; grandchildren Bill, Mike (Nicole), Vicki and Kelly Strickland, Dave (Rhea) Donovan; great grandchildren Woody, Riley, Kennedy, Jamie and Chase; three sisters, two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerry's life was held on Thursday, August 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment of ashes in Milestone Cemetery.
CAMPBELL - 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.
CARLSON - Edith Anne Amelia (nee Rooney), born December 3, 1910 at Milestone, SK, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2009 at Solace Care Home, Regina. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1964; parents, George and Ida Rooney; sisters, Eva Lawrence and Ella Bird; and sons-in-law, Caron Patterson and Jack Wedge. She is survived by her son, Charlie (Dorothy) of Regina; daughters, Valerie Patterson of Saskatoon, Shirley (Spud) Stewart of Montague, PEI, and Betty Wedge of Medicine Hat, AB; sister, Lenna Allen of Regina; eleven grandchildren and twenty greatgrandchildren. Edith's life revolved around farm and family. She was never happier than when all the family was together. Eventually she had to leave the farm and reside in Carrington Court in Milestone, then to the Erimus (now Solace) Personal Care Home in Regina. Her family is grateful for the care she received in Milestone and Regina. Our Mother, Grandma, and Great-Grandma will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Funeral Service will be at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009.
CHARLTON - Florence May (nee MacArthur), late of Weyburn, Sk. passed away at the Souris Valley Regional Care Centre on Friday, December 7, 2001 at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents John and Millie MacArthur, husband Henry (1990), brothers; John, Charles, Allister, and 2 brothers in infancy, sister Margaret Thornicroft and special nephew Duane Charlton. Florence is survived by one brother Neil (Ethel) MacArthur; sisters-in-law Nellie MacArthur, Edna Dennis, Eloise (John) Froh, Grace Charlton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 2:00 pm from the Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Private family interment to be held at Regina Memorial Gardens. Florence began teaching music and piano while attending Milestone High School. She played the organ for Sunday school and church. While finishing her education in Regina, she received an Associate of Toronto Conservatory of Music degree in 1927 and Licentiate of London College of Music degree in 1930 and a year of concert piano work at the Regina College under Cyril Hampshire. In 1941, she married Henry Charlton and moved to the family farm where she continued to teach music until their retirement and subsequent move to Milestone in 1976.
CHARLTON - Grace (nee Dixon) Charlton, late of Milestone, was born on October 15, 1925 at Forward, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her husband Art; son Duane; son-in-law Glen Ford; her parents Bob and Eva Dixon; three brothers and five sisters. Grace leaves to cherish her memory daughter Judy (Robert) Moorhead and their family Tiffany (Chris) McCannell and their son Quinn; Bob Moorhead (Richelle); daughter Donna Ford and her family Alyson (Trevor) Babey and Colin (Adria) Ford; daughter-inlaw Debra Charlton (David Hayter) and her children Lee Charlton (Jessica), Megan Charlton (Will) and Tanner Charlton; sister Ada Greer; brother Arthur (Edith) Dixon; plus many extended family and friends. A service to celebrate Grace's life will be held at Milestone United Church, 910 Prairie Avenue, Milestone, Sask. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
CHERNENKOFF Hulda (nee Jaster) Chernenkoff was born to Emil and Florentina Jaster on February 9, 1914 at Lang. Funeral service for Hulda Chernenkoff late of Weyburn, age 86 years, was held on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from St. John Lutheran Church, Lang, with Rev. Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment followed in Lang Cemetery. She was predeceased by her parents: Emil and Florentina Jaster; her husband, August Kruger; step father Mike Bachart; five brothers: Julius, Adolph, Rudolph, William and Ronald; two sisters: Tillie and Phyllis; three sons-in-law: Ron Klein, Peter Thauberger and Syd Postma. Hulda is survived by one son, Don (Marilyn) Kruger of Ashville, MB; four daughters: Madelene (Gus) Bachart; Marguerite (Richard) Bachart, both of Lang; Denice Postma of Regina; and Ilene Thauberger of Weyburn; two sisters: Linda Harder of Regina; Martha Harder of Abbottsford, BC; two brothers: Lou Jaster of Regina; and Albert (Pearl) Jaster of Swift Current; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Kevin Teske, Paul Postma, Mike Postma, Rick Postma, Gary Bachart and David Bachart.
CHUKA - Gloria (nee Storlee) passed away December 22, 2005 peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 73. Predeceased by her parents, Nina Topel and John Storlee, husband Alec, she is survived by her daughter Debra (Miguel) Joyal; her son Randy (Darlene) Chuka; grandson Alexandre Joyal; stepgrandsons, Kyle Owen and James (Sheri) Owen (children John and Carson); stepchildren, Duane (Marilyn) Chuka and Sharon Chuka; special friend, Tony Eckert; sisters, Doreen (Ernie) Ingram, Shirley (Isadore) Volk, Darlene Babiarz; brother, Marville (Sharon Dennis) Storlee; her only cousin and dearest friend Bonnie Donison; special nieces, Sandy Arneson, Jackie Carr, Cyndi Babiarz and Tana Toffan; as well as other numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria attended McCoy School and Milestone School. She worked at McGavin's Bakery until her marriage to Alec in 1953, when she stayed at home to care for her children and help out with Alec's business ventures. She was a devoted mother, a special aunt and loyal friend. She will be dearly missed. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Don Peck officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
CLARK - Gladys C. (nee Quale) passed away June 19, 2002 following a long illness in an Edmonton nursing home. She was predeceased by her husband, Emeth Clark in 1992, her parents, John and Mathilda Quale, and one sister-in-law Vida Quale. She is survived by two sons, Warren and Steven and one sister, Kae Gieg-Hittle all of Edmonton, AB; two brothers: Oscar of Swift Current, and Melvin (May) of Lang; several nieces and nephews. Gladys was born March 24, 1910 on the farm of her parents, John and Mathilda Quale at Lang. She was the first of four children in that family. She grew up in the community and attended the local Heiberg School. In 1928 she graduated from Success Business College in Regina. Jobs were difficult to get in those days but Gladys was a big help to those around the area and she became an excellent seamstress. In 1938 Gladys moved to Regina and started her own dressmaking business. During the war she was very busy altering uniforms, making wedding gowns, etc. In 1946, she met her future husband, Emeth Clark, and they were married in 1947. They lived in Regina until 1958 when they moved to Edmonton with their two children. Emeth passed away in 1992. Gladys taught sewing lessons for the city in many community leagues during the years. She was an active member of Kirk United Church and a past president of Kirk General U.C.W. She was active and a member in good standing of the Eastern Star in Regina and in Edmonton. She received her 50-year membership pin from the Eastern Star in 1999. Gladys very much enjoyed her membership in the Sons of Norway, Solghat Lodge #143 and was a past president, having served in that office from 1972-73. In her earlier years Gladys enjoyed curling, always loved horses, enjoyed dancing and to the time of her passing enjoyed lively music. Funeral was held in Edmonton on June 24 and interment was in the Lang cemetery where she was buried beside her husband on June 26, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating.
CLOSSON - Irene (nee Ewen) Closson was born on May 19, 1934 in the Milestone district and passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2004 in Regina. Irene is predeceased by her parents Robert and Lucy Ewen; and grandson, Eli. Irene is survived by her son, Robert (Connie) of Sylvan Lake; granddaughters, Nicole Closson (fiancÈ Jeremy) Michelle (Chris) Ostrikoff; great grandchildren, Megan and Emma Ostrikoff; her daughter, Debbie; and grandchildren Amanda and Ryan. Irene will be remembered for her love of jigsaw puzzles, crafts and playing cards. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
COOPER - Muriel Blanche (nee Appleton) November 10, 1925 - October 27, 2000. Blanche, of Saskatoon and formally of Milestone, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 27, 2000. She will be lovingly missed and forever cherished by her husband Irving and their daughters Lynn (Ted) Birchard of Regina and Joanne (Harry) Huys of Saskatoon. Her grandchildren, Ryan Birchard, Jodi Huys, and Adam Huys, were the "apple of her eye". Also mourning her passing are her sisters Nora (Earl) Lynch, Dora (Tom) Lynch, brother-in-law Dacre Topp, brothers-in-law Gordon (Margaret) Cooper, Stan (Betty) Cooper, sister-in-law Louise Nikulak, as well as many nieces and nephews. Blanche was predeceased by her parents William and Lilly Appleton, brothers Lawrence and Harry, sisters Mary Appleton, Helen Downey and Lil Topp. Mom was born and raised in Manor, leaving home to pursue a career she loved as a teacher. Her dedication to helping children learn was evident throughout her entire life, beginning in a one room school house at age 18, through 17 years in Milestone Elementary, right up to the time of her passing when she continued to be interested and concerned about her grandchildren's education. Involvement in the Rebekah Lodge was a major part of Blanche's life, obtaining the distinction of being a past president of the Rebekah Assembly of Saskatchewan. She served as Chairman of the OddFellow Rebekah Visual Research Foundation. She considered her Rebekah Sisters as members of her family. Mom's Pekingese dogs were of great pride to her. Whether it was her through her involvement with the raising and showing dogs, the Rebekahs, and in recent years, people she met as a result of having Parkinson's Disease, she made many lifelong friendships. Blanche's greatest accomplishment and joy was her family. We could always count on her support whenever it was needed. Blanche's quiet and graceful manner was always present in everything she did. She was a strong, independent, "little lady" with a great personal courage and determination. In the last few years she met the challenges of Parkinson's Disease with these same qualities. A Celebration of Blanche's life will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. from the Helmsing Funeral Chapel in Regina with Wayne Knouse officiating.
COTTINGHAM - Monte passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the age of 83. He is predeceased by his parents Ross and Agnes; brothers Elbert and Robert; sisters Venice Cottingham and Bertine Nicholas; nephews Rodney and Stuart; and niece Joylene. Monte is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Bernice; daughter Heather Canevaro of Humboldt, SK; grandchildren Tony, Jeff, Charity Mills, Theresa Pederson; 14 greatgrandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews. Monte worked for 35 years in the Milestone School division. He enjoyed creating art in his woodworking shop. Monte and Bernice were regular fixtures in the regions flea market and farmers market where lucky shoppers purchased his woodworking. Monte spent his whole life in the Milestone area except for one year building dams in the east. Monte's passions included everything outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. Many months were spent at the lake and many friends were made. In his later years Monte became more and more focused on his golf game and was working in his wood shop until the very end. Memorial Service will be held at Milestone United Church, on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
DAHL - Grant Stanley Dahl, twin brother of Martha, born December 26, 1924 in Lang, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2000 following a seven week illness. After completing his schooling in Lang, Grant enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served three years in the Air Force Medical Corps. The subsequent nine years were spent at the Medical Arts Clinic where he became a registered X-ray technician. Grant's studies then took him to Teacher's College in Moose Jaw and then on to a teaching postion in Regina. A Theology Degree from the University of Saskatchewan's Emmanuel College was completed in May of 1963 and Grant was then ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church. He served the church for five years as parish priest for Moose Jaw, Mortlach and Maple Creek.G rant moved to Calgary and returned to education, teaching mostly students with behavioral problems from 1968 until his retirement in 1990. Grant spent his retirement years in Calgary avidly collecting antique articles and furnishings. He was active in church affairs and volunteered at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in downtown Calgary. Grant is survived by his sisters, Christina Bradley, Ruth Mills (John), and Geneva Rogers (Donald), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Olaf and Helvina Dahl, his infant sister Myrtle, sisters, Olga Hill (Clifford), Alice Davies (Albert), and Martha Lekivetz (Joseph); and brothers-in-law, Jack Bradley, Stan Culbert, and Joseph Lekivetz. A memorial service was held at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer on Monday, December 4 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Pilling officiating.
DAVIDSON - Eva Hennrietta (nee Molleken), late of Avonlea, formerly of Milestone, passed away peacefully in Coteau Range Manor on February 3, 2004 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her husband Hugh (Pete); and her brother John Molleken, Eva is survived by two sons, Arnold (Beverley) and their children Thomas, Scott (Mandy) and their son James, Ann and Aaron, Dave and his children Justin and Jennifer; daughter Priscilla (Ron) Masur and their children Verdella (Shawn), Cindy, Laverne (Jennifer); one sister Viola Allen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, February 6, 2004 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
DAVIDSON - Malcolm Arnold. It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Arnold Davidson of Milestone, SK on June 16, 2010. Predeceased by his parents Pete and Eva, Arnold is survived by his wife of 35 years, Beverley; children Tom, Scott (Mandy), Ann (Jason), and Aaron; grandsons Jim, Chris and Jon, brother Dave, sister Priscilla (Ron) Masur and several nieces and nephews. Born and raised in the Milestone area, Arnold was a dedicated farmer who took over his grandparents' homestead from his uncles in 1974. He continued farming until his death, passing on his passion to sons and grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010 in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
DEMPSEY - Eileen Evelyn Dempsey (March 20, 1929 - March 10, 2010). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother who passed away peacefully on March 10th in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital just short of her 81st birthday. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Fred, children Dan (Ruth) of Victoria, Deb (Arch) of Winnipeg, Bob (Michelle) of Barrie, Rick of Edmonton, Rachael (Craig) of Coldstream and daughter-in-law Wendy of Edmonton along with brothers Dale (Joan) of Winnipeg and Ray (Judy) of Belleville. She is also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Stephanie, Jason, Jamie, Jennifer, Raylene, Erin and James along with a host of nieces and nephews. Eileen was predeceased by her father and mother, Earl and Evelyn, brother Don and son Daryl. Born in Milestone, Sask. to humble prairie roots, Eileen was the first of four children born to Earl and Evelyn McClelland. As a young teenager she moved with her family to Regina in 1942 where they resided on Elphinstone and Retallack Streets prior to moving into 744 Rae Street, an address that in later years became synonymous with Granny and Grandpa when Eileen had her own children. Visits with aunts, uncles and cousins in Regina were also highly adventurous affairs. Eileen met the love of her life, Fred, in Calgary early in 1951. She married the young RCAF airman the following August and six happy children ensued in the years to come as the family moved from Hamilton to Ottawa, Calgary and finally Edmonton in 1964 where they spent the better part of four decades. These too were wonderful years as the family dug deep roots in Edmonton, Eileen having worked at Sears for over 15 years. The long road trips by car of the 1950s and 60s to visit family soon gave way to air travel as Fred and Eileen flew far and wide across Canada and abroad to visit their children, including to Germany and Hong Kong. Their retirement home eventually became Vernon, a community they enjoyed very much. Mom always loved her little garden and flowers but for her the most important thing in life was her children and grandchildren, whom she cherished. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 15th at 11:00 AM at Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605 27 St, Vernon. Interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
DERMODY - 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.
DEVITT - Mary Cecilia (nee Davidson). It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Devitt announce her passing on August 1, 2003 at age 89. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce; son Doug (Jan) Devitt of Kannata Valley; daughters: Linda (Ed) Klemm of Spruce Grove, AB, Peg (Doug) Reid of Creston, BC, and Pat Geran of Calgary, AB; granddaughters Shelley Geran of Calgary and Leslie Geran of Ottawa, ON, and the Oliver Mossing family of Regina. Mary is also survived by a large extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews, as well as many personal and caring friends. She was predeceased by one sister and eight brothers. Mary was born in 1914 in Milestone and resided in Regina since 1939. She was a devoted wife and mother who never ceased to show love, concern and compassion to her family. For many years, she was an active member of the UCW at Rosemont United Church and worked tirelessly on their behalf. The family would like to thank the staff of Unit 3-3 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for the exceptional care that our mother received there. We also thank Dr. Pham and Dr. Lwanga for their excellent care over the past years. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Rosemont United Church, 5000 8th Avenue, Regina. Interment followed the reception at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
DICKIN - Delmer G. Dickin was born September 8, 1936 in Regina, Sask. and died September 11, 2006 at his home in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on a farm in Milestone, Sask. he developed a love for the land, farming and family. Del began a career in aviation when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1955. He flew many of the planes in the Canadian arsenal but his passion was the F-86 Sabre. The last few years of his military career saw him instructing NATO pilots in Penhold, Alberta. In 1964, Del joined United Airlines and retired in 1992 as a DC-10 Captain after 28 years of service. Beside his love of aviation, Del's passions were his wife and family, friends, cars, music, farming and photography. Del was a fair, honest and moral man whose love of life was shared by all that new him. He believed in living for the moment, embracing family and friends and keeping the blue side up! He is survived by his loving wife Katharine; his son Richard of Kennewick, WA, wife Roberta, and their children Parker and Anna; his daughter Beth of Livermore, CA, husband Chuck, and their children Karl and Courtney; and his daughter Katie of Seattle, WA, husband Jay and their daughter Ashley. He is also survived by three loving sisters, Karen, Joan and Carol as well as numerous nieces and nephews. All will truly miss him. A celebration of Del's life will be held at Milestone United Church in Milestone on Monday, September 25th at 1:00 p.m.
DICKIN - Esther Cathrine. On Monday, February 12, 2001, Esther Cathrine Dickin passed away at Bethany Harvest Hills, Calgary, AB. Esther was born on April 12, 1914. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, April 1980; son Jim, August 1978; grandson Chad, March 1978; and sister Ethel. Mourning her are her children: Delmer (Kathy) of Bellevue, Washington; Karen (Walter) Schrauth of Calgary; Joan (Ron) Clement of Russell, MB; Carol Dickin (Gordon Tidmarsh) of Calgary; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Gates; sister, Thora Dickin; brother-in-law, Cecil Smith; 12 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Esther was an active member of Milestone United Church, Prairie Circle and Library Board. She also enjoyed politics and travelling. Most important in her life was her family and her home was the focal point for family gatherings. Organizing and hosting family reunions reflected her love of history and her understanding that family ties need to be nurtured and maintained. Esther loved the prairies, flowers and her music. Her voice was enjoyed by family, choir and in the music therapy sessions at Harvest Hills. Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the Milestone United Church, Milestone, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment was held at 4:00 p.m. in Regina Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends was held on Friday, February 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, Regina. Arrangements were entrusted to the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, Regina.
DIEKRAGER - 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 (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.
DONOVAN - Lisa Anne, age 18 years, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, June 9, 2006 at the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK. Lisa is the cherished daughter of Randy and Ida Donovan of Corinne, SK and the sister of David (Rhea) of Regina, and Wink her faithful sidekick. She is survived by her grandparents Jerry and Bina Campbell of Milestone, SK, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Lisa is predeceased by her grandparents John and Doris Donovan, late of Markdale, ON, and uncle, Ron Gostick, late of Flesherton, ON. Lisa attended school in Milestone until July 2004 when her battle with cancer began. For the next two years Lisa faced her challenge with courage and dignity. A Celebration of Lisa's life will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. The family wishes to thank Doctors Haq, Morris and Clein, nurses Nancy, Colleen and Helen at the Alan Blair Pediatric Clinic, the nurses on 5-D and 3-A, and Jodi for their wonderful care and compassion. Also a big thank you to Louise, Joan and Michelle for being there always.
DREGER - Alfreda Janet "Jessie" (nee Miller) Britton Dreger. It is with deepest sorrow that the family announces the passing of Janet (nee Miller) Britton Dreger on December 10, 2005 at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Janet was born July 14, 1913 in Rosetown. She was christened Alfreda Janet after her grandmother Solie, but used Janet and was familiarly called Jessie. When she was a young girl the family moved to Ffleming, where her father became the blacksmith. She completed her grade 11 there and later was accepted as a nursing student at The Grey nuns Hospital in Regina. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1937 and began her career at the Ft. Qu'Appelle sanatorium. From there she moved to the Weyburn Union Hospital in Weyburn. It was there that she met her true love, George Britton, who was one of her patients. They were married just after war was declared, on September 14, 1939. They were stationed in Regina until after Ron was born. She followed George as he was stationed at various locations for training. When George went overseas she and Ron divided their time between Fleming, with her parents, and Whitewood where she worked as a nurse. In 1945 she and George bought the butcher shop in Lang. Six year olds, Rick and George, completed the family in 1952. Janet was always a very personable person and a dedicated, caring nurse, practicing her skills well into her 80's in and around Lang. She was the resident medical authority who was called upon to attend many emergencies, illnesses and to even deliver a baby who decided to make her appearance during a raging snow storm. Throughout her 52 years in Lang she developed many lasting friendships. Her door was always open and her home was the site of many spontaneous coffee mornings. She and second husband George Dreger had a soft spot for children and they became special friends, and sort of second parents to many, especially the Heiberg kids and the Stocks. She was always there to lend a hand at the many church and community functions and she was an active member of the Lang United Church, UCW, Helping Hand, The Eastern Star and the Ladies Bridge Club. In 1997 she moved to Winnipeg, MB to be closer to her family. She loved being able to bond with the grandchildren and great grandchildren but she dearly missed her many Lang friends and their daily visits. Janet was predeceased by her parents, William and Elida Miller, her brother Donald (Bing), her sister Margaret, her husbands George Britton and George Dreger. She will be missed by sons Ron (Dorothy), Rick (Marlene) and George (Jeanette). Grandchildren Bettina Smith (Greg), Chris Britton (Cheryl), Melissa and Warren Britton, Jason and Mason Britton. Great grandchildren Kevin and Lisa Smith, Tony and Nicholas Britton. Cremation and a family memorial service have taken place. Interment to follow in Lang in the spring.
DREGER - Anna Marie (nee Schmidt) Dreger (1920 - 2010). Marie Dreger passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the age of 90 years. She is predeceased by her husband Fred on August 21, 1994, mother Vera Heydeman and brother Elmer Schmidt. Marie is survived by her son Keith (Carol) Dreger, daughter Karen (Ken) Hackewich, five grandchildren, Dennis (Mary) Hackewich, Stacy (Cindy) Dreger, Darren (Michelle) Hackewich, Terri (Kim) Herndier, Aaron (Pam) Dreger, six greatgrandchildren Shawn and Aaron, Kole Herndier and Solomon, Eden and Kylie Dreger, two sisters Myrna (Robert) Butts and Lynne Dale (Jim), sisters-in-law Barbara Schmidt, Dorothy Dreger (M), Dorothy Dreger (H), and Joyce Thompson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Marie's Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Lang Community Hall with Judy Beck officiating. Interment at Lang Cemetery.
DREGER - Benjamin Robert "Ben" Dreger passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Ben was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Helena Dreger; brothers, Charles and Ernest Dreger and sister, Freida Blucker. Ben was born to Charles and Helena on November 26, 1930 at Lang and was baptized and confirmed in the Lang Lutheran Church. He was raised in a farmhouse with two brothers and two sisters during the depression years. Ben always claimed that every year was better than the last. His education was from Grade 1 to 11, all at the Lang School. Ben always felt that one should earn their living by the sweat of their brow, but the seventh day was for rest and repair. He spent most of his life self-employed, in businesses that he had started. His younger years were spent on the farm at Lang and later a few years were spent in Regina. Ben spent time roofing, cattle and grain farming and would finish his working career as an upholsterer and pawn broker in Weyburn. In his free time he enjoyed dancing, motorcycling and a good political debate. Ben was an active member of the Saskatchewan Motorcycle Club, along with a founding member of the “Flatland Riders Motor Cycle Association. Ben will be lovingly remembered by his son, Dallas (Annette) Dreger of Lang; two daughters, Ramona and Sherry; brother, Otto Dreger of Winnipeg, MB and sister, Ruth of Halifax, NS; step grandchildren, Jeffrey and Matthew Paulhus as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 13 at 2:00 PM from the Lang Lutheran Church, Lang, with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Interment at Lang Cemetery, Lang. Pallbearers were Mark Vilcu, Glen Dreger, Rod Peters, Rob Dreger, Dave Carlson and Gary Gutheil. A funeral lunch followed at the Lang Hall.
DREGER - Daniel died on Monday, April 9, 2007. He is predeceased by his wife Helen. Also, Fred, Martin, Herb and Eleanor. He is survived by Joyce. Daniel is survived by his two children, Donna Newman and James R. Dreger; grandchildren, Dwight and David Newman. Daniel and Helen farmed at Lang Sask.. Daniel served in the Air Force and was a salesman. Helen, B.A., B.Ed was a teacher and member of the Prairie Artists Guild. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:00 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
DREGER - Helen died on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007. She is predeceased by Stanley and Bernard. Helen is survived by her husband Daniel and their two children, Donna Newman and James R. Dreger; grandchildren, Dwight and David Newman. Daniel and Helen farmed at Lang Sask. Daniel served in the Air Force and was a salesman. Helen, B.A., B.Ed was a teacher and member of the Prairie Artists Guild. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:00 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
DREGER - Herbert Julius of Regina, SK, passed away peacefully at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home on May 6, 2004. He was born on September 14, 1921 at Lang, SK. Predeceased by his parents Ludwig and Florence; brothers Fred and Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy; daughters Sandra (Joe) Celentano of Regina, SK, Eunice (Garnet) Hannah of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren Greg Hannah of Richmond, BC, Kelly Hannah of Nanaimo, BC; brother Dan (Helen); sisters Eleanore Dafoe, Joyce (Bob) Thompson; sisters-in-law Marie Dreger, Dorothy Dreger; and many nieces and nephews. Herb enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1942 at the age of 21 and served at various bases in Canada until 1946. After fulfilling his World War II military duties, Herb began farming at Lang until April 1957, when he moved to Milestone and continued farming until 1974. In the next ten years Herb and Dorothy were the caretakers of the Carrington Court Seniors' Complex in Milestone. They moved to Regina in 1999. Herb loved and took special pride in his grandchildren and found much joy in farming and in caring for his animals. Special thanks to the staff at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, especially the staff on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Jack Bray officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
DREGER - Lydia Rosina (nee Tonn). On Friday, February 11, 2000 Lydia Rosina Dreger, late of Lang, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Emil and Theophilia Tonn; two brothers: Frederick and Arnold Tonn; an infant sister, Helen Tonn and by her husband, Arthur A. Dreger in 1998. Lydia is survived by her children: Gail Dreger of Lang; and Theodore (Janie) Dreger of Calgary; two grandchildren: Julianna Dreger and Jeffrey Dreger both of Calgary, AB; one brother, Harry (Alvina) Tonn of Weyburn; two sisters-in-law: Ruth Doney of Vancouver, BC; and Marjorie (Warren) Finney of Kelowna, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Thursday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Lang Town Hall with Pastor Ron Bestvater officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
DUCE - Cynthia Margaret (nee Blue) Duce, late of Milestone, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Regina, at the age of 98 years. Cynthia was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Magdelena Blue; ex-husband, Rusty Duce; daughter, Dianne Kayter, sister, Bertha Hugh (George); brothers, Ed Blue (Carlotta) and Joe Blue (Kay) and brother-in-law, Curly Gendron. Cynthia will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Mae Gendron; daughters, Colleen (Otto) Polei, Sharon (Marcel) Hoste and Dixie Duce (Maurice Amsili); son, Dallas (Kim Elson) Duce; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service and interment was held Friday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Wilcox Cemetery with Pastor Todd Moroz officiating.
EBERHARDT - Arnold Ernest Eberhardt of Lang, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2003, at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his father, Martin Eberhardt in 1961. He leaves us, to be remembered by his wonderful mother, Emma; his sister, Ivy Kerr of Yellow Grass; brother, Walter Eberhardt of Regina; and sister, Valerie and husband, Lyle Borys of Weyburn; as well as several nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 3 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lang Community Centre, with Judy Beck officiating. Interment followed in Lang cemetery.
EBERHARDT - Emma. With sadness we say goodbye to Emma Eberhardt, late of Weyburn, SK formerly of Lang, SK who left us on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the age of 108 years. Emma was predeceased by her husband, Martin; her sons: Arnold and Walter; her daughter, Valerie Borys; son-in-law, Jim Kerr. Emma is survived by her daughter, Ivy Kerr, Yellow Grass, SK; son-in-law, Lyle Borys, Cedoux, SK; grandchildren: Beverly (Hugh) Townsend, Saskatoon, SK, Colin (Debbie) Kerr, Yellow Grass, SK, Marsha (Lyel) Allen, Clavet, SK, Peggy Halti, Kamloops, BC, Brett Borys, Colfax, SK and Juana Borys, Weyburn, SK, Donna (Wes) Loucks, Medicine Hat, AB, Ward Borys, Cedoux, SK; eighteen great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A funeral service for Emma will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Marjorie McLeod, CLA, officiating. Interment to follow at Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK. All her friends in attendance will be considered Honorary Pallbearers. Active Pallbearers will be Schenley Borys, Brett Borys, Ward Borys, Joshua Kerr, Riley Loucks and Rody Loucks.
EBERHARDT - Walter "Babe". On Friday, January 28, 2005, Walter "Babe" Eberhardt, age 78 years, passed away peacefully in the Regina General Hospital. He was predeceased by his father Martin in 1961, his brother Arnold in 2003, and his brother-in-law Jim Kerr in 1996. He leaves to mourn, his daughter Peggy Haltli of Kamloops, BC, his granddaughter Darla and her husband Allan Schneider, and great grandchildren Cody and Jessie of Edmonton, AB, and grandsons Bradley Haltli of New York and Jason Haltli of Edmonton, AB, as well as his mother Emma of Lang, his sisters Ivy Kerr of Yellow Grass, Valerie and her husband Lyle Borys of Weyburn, several nieces, nephew and cousins. Babe also leaves to mourn his very dear friend, Gywn Polsom. Memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 1 in Lang Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. with Judy Beck officiating. Interment in Lang Cemetery.
EHR - Elsie (nee Ergang) Ehr, late of Weyburn, passed away January 3, 2005 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Julius and Elida Ergang; her husband, Henry; and her grandson, Delmar Henry Smith. Elsie is survived by her children: Waldtraut (Raymond) Smith, Verwood; Werner Ehr, Glenella, MB; Rudy (Marla) Ehr, Lang; Sandra (Michael) Hill, Yellow Grass; and Ursula (Murray) Scott, Radville; 15 grandchildren: Dorothy (Nolan), Rose (Marty), Rudy (Amy), Aaron, Dallas, Blaine, Chantelle, Bradley, Kim, Kelly, Jason, Jackie, Stefanie, Randy and Darren; and five great grandchildren: Naythan, Angela, Ariston, Tobie and Emily. The funeral service for Elsie was held Thursday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lang Community Hall, Lang, with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating and Pastor Larry Glaeske assisting. Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Dallas Ehr, Rudy Smith, Aaron Smith, Blaine Ehr, Brad Ehr, Jason Hill, Randy Scott and Darren Scott. Interment followed in Lang Community Cemetery.
FORSBERG - Edith Kathleen "Kay" (nee Jones) Forsberg, late of Weyburn and formerly of Milestone and Riceton, 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, and her children: Sidney (Marsha) Brown of Saskatoon, Eleanor (Wally) Beck of Edmonton, AB, 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, and Stella Mutter of Penticton, BC. Kay was born on July 21, 1917 at Raymore, 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 was held at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, on Saturday, October 20, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Visitation for family and friends was held on Friday, October 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Interment followed in the family section at Riceton Cemetery. The active pallbearers were, Sidney Brown, Bill Ferguson, Basil Forsberg, Terry Edwards, Sharon Lutz and Terry Creurer. Kay was a gardener and lover of flowers
GALBRAITH - Mona Marilyn. On Thursday, May 31, 2007 Mona Marilyn Galbraith of Milestone passed away at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her husband Barney; grandson Jordan; and her parents. Mona is survived by two sons, Rick (Peggy) and Ron (Alison); grandchildren, Michael, Dyane (Ryan), Jessica, Wade; three sisters-inlaw, Maizie Therens, Mayleen Scott, Irene Galbraith; as well as many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating.
GARRATT - Charles Albert. On Wednesday, July 4, 2001 Charles Albert Garratt, late of Regina and formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents A.W. and Jennie; sister Marion Hersberger; and brother Walter. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Alice (Hardy) of fifty-two years; three sons: Lyle (Linda), Neil (Debbie), Earl (Sharon); grandchildren: KC (Shannon), Rhonda (Shane), Richard and Micheal; great grandson Joshua; sister Phyllis (Jack) Shaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was born and raised in Milestone where he farmed for fifty years with his father, brother Walter and later his sons. He retired to Regina in 1977. Charlie served as councillor of the R.M. of Caledonia, was a member of the Milestone Masonic Lodge and a director of the Regina Curling Club. He was a avid fan of all sports and especially loved curling, both as a participant and a spectator. In retirement he maintained an active interest in the farm and closely followed the activities of his children and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
GARRATT - Neil Hardy. It is with profound sadness that the family of Neil Garratt announces his sudden and unexpected passing on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 56. Neil was predeceased by his father, Charles. Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife Debbie of 31 years; mother Alice; two brothers Lyle (Linda) and Earl (Sharon); mother and father-in-law Joyce and Bill Prieb; and sisters-in-law Tracy (Brad) Cocks, Karen (Jeff) Zielinski and Shelley (Rob) Fillion. Neil will also be dearly remembered by his special nieces and nephews K.C. (Shannon), Rhonda (Shane), Richard, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, Rachel, Billy, Bryce, Parker and Chloe; and great nieces and nephews Brodie, Jonah, Joshua and Cassidy. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Neil's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating.
GATES - Jack passed away October 31, 2011 at Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 91. He was born on June 12, 1920 at Milestone, Sask. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Meda and his sons, Brian (Margot) and Rod (Nancy) and his daughter, Sheryl. He is adored by his grandchildren, Erin Gates, Luke Gates, Alan Gates, Tricia (Dan) Meaud and Mitch Huot. Jack is survived by his sister, Nora Vansdal and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, six brothers and four sisters. In 1942 Jack enlisted with the 27th A.A. Regt. Royal Canadian Army and served in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. He worked at Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. for 33 years. He started as a grain buyer at Aylesbury, Sask., moved to Boissevain, Man. in 1965, and later became the Superintendent for Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 1971. Jack was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Over the years he enjoyed golfing and playing cards, with Meda by his side. He was a kind, generous and loving person. In keeping with and obeying Dad's wishes there will be no formal service. A private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date. A special thanks is extended to all our friends and family whose frequent visits meant so much to Dad. He knew how much he was loved by all. Also, a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Deer Lodge Centre, Tower 4 for the care he received. Dad, you are now resting in peace and we as a family couldn't ask for anything more.
GERRANS - David (October 8, 1925 - March 26, 2011). On Saturday, March 26, 2011, David Gerrans, formerly of Milestone SK, passed away peacefully at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Jean Gerrans; parents-in-law Isaac and Camelia Howe; daughter Judy Ekuase; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Frank Lewgood; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leonard Howe, George and Blanche Howe, Bill and Rosella Howe, Liz and Henry Otterman, and Ed Howe. David will be deeply missed by his wife of fifty-eight years, Evelyn; son Cameron of Regina; grandchildren, Kathy and Karen Hunter of Toronto, Ashley Gerrans of Weyburn, Tyler and Tanner Gerrans of Regina; sisters-in-law, Arvilla and Pearl Howe; son-in-law Gordon Hunter; as well a number of nieces and nephews. David and Evelyn were married in November of 1952. They farmed for many years in the Dummer, Parry area. David and Ev were involved in the community for many years, enjoying and being with all their great friends and neighbours. David was on many committees such as the Wheat Pool, PFRA Pasture Board and the Dummer Hall. He was very active in sports all his life, and enjoyed watching sports. In the mid 80's they moved to Milestone where David continued farming until health reasons caused him to give up farming. David and Evelyn lived in Radville until his passing. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone SK with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
GERRANS - Evelyn (nee Howe) June 2, 1919 - November 18, 2011. On Friday, November 18, 2011, Evelyn, formerly of Milestone, SK passed away peacefully at the Radville Marian Health Centre at the age of 92 years. She is predeceased by her husband, David; daughter, Judy Ekuase; parents, Isaac and Camelia Howe and parents in law, Arthur and Jean Gerrans; brothers and sisters, Leonard Howe, George (Blanche) Howe, Bill (Rosella) Howe, Liz (Henry) Otterman and Ed Howe; brother in law and sister in law Dorothy and Frank Lewgood. Evelyn will be deeply missed by her son, Cameron of Regina; grandchildren, Kathy and Karen Hunter of Toronto, Ashley Gerrans of Weyburn, Tyler and Tanner Gerrans of Regina; one great granddaughter; sisters-in-law; Arvilla and Pearl Howe; son-in-law, Gordon Hunter, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Ev was involved in the communities of Dummer, Parry and Milestone for many years, enjoying and being with all her great friends and neighbours. Ev was active in sports all her life and enjoyed watching sports. Evelyn lived in Radville until her passing. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
GILCHRIST - Gertrude Mary (nee Gascoigne) July 17, 1924 - June 20, 2008. On June 20, 2008, Gertrude (Gert) Gilchrist age 83 passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Weyburn Special Care Home. She was predeceased by her twin sister Grace, her parents, Edwin and Jane Gascoigne; her husband Forrest "Bud" Gilchrist; father and mother- in- law: William and Verda Gilchrist; brothers and sisters-in-law: Melvin "Bill" Gilchrist, Ruth (Robert) Reevie and Isla Gilchrist. Gert is survived by and will be lovingly missed by her four daughters, three sons and their families: Shirley (Dennis) Lamb, Moose Jaw, Marj (Rick) Wanner, Weyburn, Cathie (Doug) Loden, Weyburn, Andrew (Diane) Gilchrist, Elie, MB, Edward (Sandy) Gilchrist, Rouleau, Laurie Gilchrist, Weyburn, Jim (Theresa) Gilchrist, Wilcox; 16 grandchildren: Shelley (Darwin) Laliberte, David (Christina) Lamb, Bill (Jennifer) Lamb, Wayne (Bev) Lamb, Darren Wanner (Barb Helfrick), Terry Wanner (Al Vilcu) Andrew, Stephen and Brian Loden, Ronald (Pam) Laurans, Bobby-Jo (Craig) Hatzel, Sabrina (Dave) Laurans, April, Tyson, Brittany and Dylan Gilchrist; 21 great grandchildren; three brothers: John (Peggy) Gascoigne, Edwin (Beryl) Gascoigne and Andrew (Edith) Gascoigne all of England; in-laws: Laverne Gilchrist, Lee Gilchrist, Scotty (Shirley) Gilchrist, Dutch (Arvella) Gilchrist, Jim (Carol) Gilchrist as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Gert spent the first 21 years of her life in the Newcastle area of North England. During the war she met and married Bud Gilchrist on June 2, 1945. She immigrated to Canada as a young war bride in May 1946. Bud and Gert resided in Rouleau where they raised their family. Gert was widowed in April 1988. During the past seven years she has made her home at the Weyburn Special Care Home, where she formed many new friendships with other residents and staff. Gert's life was centered around raising and caring for her family. Her great sense of humor carried her through a variety of situations. She loved to cook, bake, knit, do crossword puzzles and play endless card games with her family. The family wishes to thank the Weyburn Special Care Home for all the care and support provided to Gert and her family over the years. It was truly appreciated by all. A Service of Remembrance for Gertrude was held Tuesday June 24, at 2:00 p.m. from Calvary Baptist Community Church, 1619-1st Ave. N.E., Weyburn, with Rev. Doug Loden officiating. Interment followed at Milestone Cemetery. All in attendance at the memorial service were considered Honorary Pallbearers.
GILCHRIST - Helen Ruth (nee Eldridge). It is with sorrow that the family of the Helen Gilchrist announces her passing on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Regina General Hospital at the age of 77. Helen was predeceased by her husband Dick in 2008, parents Phil and Emma Eldridge and brothers Melvin and Medford. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Deborah Elash (Cam), and sons Stewart (Heather) Gilchrist and Mark (Julianna) Gilchrist; grandchildren Robert Elash (Sheryl), Steven (Sarah) Elash, Ryan Gilchrist, Colleen Gilchrist (Clayton), Heather Gilchrist and MacMillan Gilchrist; and great-grandsons Austen and Ethen. Helen is also survived by her brother Milton Eldridge and sisters Viola Bonick and Phyllis Horner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private family graveside will take place in Milestone Cemetery at a later date.
GILCHRIST - Illa (nee Reevie). Our beloved Illa passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on September 11, 2005. She was on the eve of her 82nd birthday. Illa is survived by her devoted and loving husband Laverne, her daughter Nadeen (Bob Reist), and her sons Bruce (Peg), Dennis (Leah), and Ross (Janet). Illa was so proud of her eleven grandchildren (Kim, Joelle, Shauna, Vaughn, Kara, Kaelee, Brad, Trevor, Alisha, Riley, and Carter) and her ten greatgrandchildren (Ryan, Evan, Adam, Brittin, Madisyn, Ayva, Zach, Trinity, Keegan, and Madison). She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Earline Reevie, as well as her brother Robert and sister Isabel Downing. Illa was much-loved and will be missed by her large extended family and close friends. Born on a farm near Craik, Saskatchewan, Illa moved to Milestone as a young girl and made it her home for 57 years. She ran the post office. She loved to have fun with her friends. She was a wicked card player. Country music playing, she baked us fresh bread and oatmeal-date cookies, canned fruits and jams. There was always knitting and crocheting on the go. She was gentle and accepting, fiercely protective, and sassy. A lover of hot sun and blue sky, she retired to Kelowna, BC, where she and Laverne spent the past 15 years. A memorial service in celebration of Illa's life will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 2:00pm at the Milestone Alliance Church, 214 Main Street, Milestone, Saskatchewan. Another service will be held in Kelowna in October.
GILCHRIST - Mary Lorainne (June 10, 1938 - August 27, 2003). Mary passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer at the Tom Baker Centre, Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her parents Malcolm and Eldora. Mary is survived by her brother Richard (Helen), Regina, Saskatchewan; niece Deborah Elash and sons, Robert and Steven; nephew Stewart (Jean, deceased), children, Ryan, Colleen; nephew Mark (Jule) and children, Heather and MacMillan; brother Eric (Ruth), Red Deer, Alberta; nephew Derek (Donna) and girls, Kyla and Elizabeth nephew Jeffrey (Kelly); as well as numerous cousins and friends. Mary attended elementary school at Hartley and graduated from Milestone High School. She attended Teachers' College and the University of Saskatchewan. She taught school at Avonlea, Saskatoon and N.A.T.O. Base, Marville, France. She began her career in journalism at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix in 1967 and later joined the Calgary Herald. She left to join the staff of the Western Producer to become Editor of Western People and later returned to the Calgary Herald. A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary to be announced at a later date.
GILCHRIST - Richard Malcolm (May 9, 1926 - October 17, 2008). Richard is predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Eldora; daughter-in-law Jean; and sister Mary in August 2003. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen; daughter Deborah Elash (Cameron) and her sons Robert and Steven; son Stewart (Heather) and his children Ryan with his two boys Austen and Ethen; daughter Colleen; son Mark (Jule) and their children Heather and MacMillan; brother Eric (Ruth) of Red Deer, AB; nephew Derek (Donna) with girls Kyla and Elizabeth also nephew Jeffrey (Kelly) with daughter Ailish; as well as numerous cousins. Richard grew up and went to school in the General Milestone District. After some traveling, most of his working career was in the propane industry. When he retired he went into small grain farming. Cremation. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
GLENN - Glenita (May 29, 1942 - April 26, 2014). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Glenita Glenn, who is now reunited with her parents, Elmer and Alice Glenn. She leaves behind her much loved children: Glenn Petruic (Shelley), Darci Evans (John), and Jacquie Petruic (Tom); grandchildren: Nicholas, Hayley, Jonah, Emma, Iris, Max and Jade; brother Jack (Patricia); nephews: Peter (Kathy) and Gordon; cousins: Patricia (John), George (Connie), Gordon (Gill), Don (Marge) Ken (Muriel). Raised in Milestone, Sask, she developed a love of nature and music that stayed with her throughout her life. She will be remembered for her life-long friendships and her love and commitment to her family. Mom loved flowers and had a talent for gardening both in and outside; therefore, colourful attire would be most appropriate for those wishing to attend the Celebration of Life, which will be held on Monday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m., at Mountain View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
GLENN - Ruth Lorene of Regina, passed away into the arms of our Lord and Saviour at Pioneer Village on February 10, 2001. Ruth was born on August 20, 1914 in Milestone, SK and was predeceased by her parents: John and Annie Glenn, her brother Melford (Mel) Glenn in 1995, and her sister Grace in 2000. Ruth is survived by her sister-in-law Ann Glenn of Calgary, niece Patricia Glenn (John Holgate), nephew George (Connie) Glenn, granddaughter Heidi, and special friend Jean. Ruth enjoyed travelling and the outdoors, and was active in the Christian Women's Club. A special thanks to the staff at 3 East for your love and kindness; the excellent care has been appreciated. A private Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at Riverside Memorial Park with Rev. Henry Friesen officiating.
GLOVER - Edward Ted Lyle. On Thursday, December 25, 2008 Ted Glover passed away at the age of 85 years. Left to cherish Ted's memory are his wife, Linda; children, Diane Ferris (Garry Stein), children, Cory, Sean and Dustin, Lee Treleavan (Gerald Bachmeier), children, Carlos, Adrian and Duane, Joyce (Bill) Missal, children, Tami, Mark and Mike, Ann (Dean) Knouse, children, Trevor, Travis, Thomas and Jared, Pam Glover (Garry Weins), children, Adam, Brandon and Sheena, John Glover (Leona Ruecker); great-grandchildren, Dominique, Nicole, Ireland, Cody, Kylie, Kayden, Jack, Abby and Kayden; step-children, Camille Dufour (Bob Herbison), children, Braden, Brett and Bryce, Ken (Mary Ann) Dufour, children, Emma Clare, Eric Edward; siblings, June (Don) Weppler, Robert (Shirley) Glover, Joan Buckley, Roger (Sandra) Glover; sister-in-law, Erna Glover; father-in-law, Ken Miniely as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, John Glover; mother, Elizabeth Nancy (nee) Robson; son, Kenneth; daughter, Linda; brother, Jack; sisters, Norma Oudot and Mary Pavelick; brothers-in-law, Bob Oudot, Joe Pavelick and Bruce Buckley; motherin-law, Clare Miniely. Ted was born on February 15, 1923 at Glen Kerr, SK. At the age of 17 he joined the 12th Field Regiment and spent four years serving in England. On D-Day Ted landed at Corcelles, France and remained in Europe until after VE Day. Ted farmed at Glen Kerr and was a Member of the Legion, Board of Directors of the Co-op, the Board of the Credit Union and the Wheat Pool Board. In 1965 he moved his family to Milestone. He served as Director of Organization for the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, during the period 1972 1981. Ted later worked for the Provincial Department of Agriculture and the Department of Rural Municipalities as Executive Assistant to the Minister. He opened a business in Regina in 1982 and sold it in 1986. Through the years 1971 1993, he worked for many NDP Campaigns and Party Leaders. Ted met and worked with many prominent Canadians such as Tommy Douglas, David Lewis, Ed Broadbent, Allen Blakeney, Tony Penticast, Roy Romanow, Ed Schrieier, Alexia McDonough, BC Premier Dave Barrett, Farley Mowett, and Lorne Nystrom. In 1990, Ted married his long-time companion Linda Dufour. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday January 12, 2008 at Wascana Rehabilitation Chapel, 2180 23rd Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Jan Temple Jones officiating.
GOIN - Gaylord Sinclair passed away on Friday, November 10, 2000, at the age of 86. Gone to be with his beloved wife Laura (Somerville) who passed away December 9, 1998. Born in Lang, Saskatchewan on August 7, 1914 where he grew up and farmed, till he retired in 1973, then moved to Saskatoon spending the summers there and enjoyed the winters in Hemet, California. In the summer of 1998 they moved to Regina. Predeceased by his parents; Arvalee Goin and Bertha Goin Knouse; step-father Frank Knouse of Lang, SK; sister Vivian (Roy) Saxell; step-brothers: Harold (Dolly) Knouse and Wayne (Grace) Knouse, from Southern California, Arthur Knouse from Yellow Grass, Bernard Knouse from Lang, SK; brothers-in-law J.C. Bradley, Doug Rapson, Jack Somerville and a sister-in-law Florence Cook. Gaylord is survived by his daughter Gaylene (Daniel) Diekrager of Milestone, SK; son Jim Goin of Regina, SK; grandson Greg (Laurel) Diekrager of Milestone, SK; grandaughter Danita Diekrager (Kurt Freitag); great-grandchildren: Lee and Mark Freitag of Lampman, SK; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Knouse of Regina,SK, Bernice Knouse of Lang, SK, Dorothy Bradley of Vernon, B.C., Goldie Somerville of Regina, SK, Margaret Rapson of New Zealand, Eleanor (George) Gutheil of Lang, SK; also many nieces, nephews and friends. You are cordially invited to attended the INTERMENT at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, November 13, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Knouse officiating with a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Arbor Room to follow the service.
GRANT - Lois (nee Pape) Grant, of Camrose, AB, formerly of Lang, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at the age of 67 years. Lois was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Grant and her parents Gordon and Myrtle Pape. She is survived by her daughter Adirenne Grant of Camrose, AB; her son Harold (Megan) Grant of Camrose; grandchildren William, Trinity and Andrew Grant of Camrose, and Ashley Lefrancois of Markstay, ON.
GREFF - Charles Henry. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Henry Greff, late of Regina, SK. He passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 21, 2002, at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents Louis and Florence (nee Keough) Greff; mother and father-in-law John and Mary (nee Ross) McKay; by immediate family members, Harold and Edith Greff, Edward Greff, Leonard and Gwen Greff, Robert Hannah, Mary (Nee McKay) Schwindt, Douglas McKay. Charles is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Frances of Regina; two sisters, Helena (Andrew) Wingert, Dorothy Hannah, one brother Homer (Helen) Greff; brother-in-law Lorne Schwindt; sister-in-law Margaret McKay; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was born in Milestone, SK, December 19, 1919. He grew up and farmed in the Parry area. He operated the elevator in Lakeheath, SK. In 1960 took over the general store in Parry. Charlie retired in 1970 and moved to Regina. He was active as a rock hound, handy man and musician, volunteering his time to his first love, music. He collected, repaired and built many violins. He had a never failing love for the craftsmanship required to make each instrument sing like a Stradivarius. Charles was devoted to his wife Frances and his extended family in every sense of the word. He never cultivated the riches of the world, except to acknowledge Frances in her support and commitment to their past fifty years together. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. A celebration of Charles' life will be held at Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Very Rev. Anthony F. Dizy presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
GUTHEIL - Clarence Earl (March 19, 1935 - April 2, 2009). Suddenly and peacefully at the age of 74 years, Clarence passed away at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, MB with loved ones by his side. Clarence was predeceased by his father William Earl, his mother Maybelle Cordelia and his brothers, Harold, Floyd and Ralph. Left to mourn him are his children, Michael (Maryam), Tracy (Trevor) and Timothy (Lisa). He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Claire, Robin, Mattia, Zena, Carson, Victoria, and Zachary. He will be lovingly remembered by his companion Anne Boyce. He is survived by brothers, Glenn (Audrey) and George; sisters-in-law, Gwen and Jean, and many nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn are Anne St. John with her daughters, Rhonda and Donna, Geoff Mackay, Patti Kidd, and all of Clarence's friends from the Legion, curling and snooker. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK. Interment to follow immediately.
GUTHEIL - Eleanor Hayton (nee Somerville) of Lang, peacefully passed away Monday, March 8, 2004. Eleanor was born at Lang on October 8, 1925. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Ethel Somerville; brothers and sisters: John Somerville, Laura Goin, Florence Cook and Margaret Rapson; brothers-in-law: Gaylord Goin, Howard (Buck) Cook, Doug Rapson, Jim Bradley, Harold Gutheil and Floyd Gutheil. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Gutheil of Lang; their children: Sharon (Richard) Schaeffer of Lang and their children: Rob (Danielle) and their son Ethan; Cathy and Jeff; Judy (Marvin) Treleaven of Lang and children: Jordy and Jessie Grassick and their father Brian Grassick; Nancy (Brad) Fritz of Saskatoon and their children: Ellen and Stephen; sister, Dorothy Bradley of Vernon, BC; sisters-in-law: Goldie Somerville and Melrose Gutheil both of Regina and Gwen Gutheil of Estevan; brothers-in-law: Ralph (Jean) Gutheil of Lang, Glenn (Audrey) Gutheil of Temecula, CA, Clarence (Anne) Gutheil of Winnipeg, MB, as well as many nieces and nephews. Throughout her life Eleanor enjoyed many interests including golf, curling, bridge, playing the piano, dancing and travel. Most of all she loved doing little things for her family and watching her grandchildren participate in a wide variety of activities. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. L.K. Moore, the Pasqua Hospital and the William Booth Special Care Home. Memorial service was held on Thursday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lang Community Hall with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
GUTHEIL - George Robert, of Weyburn, SK, formerly of Lang, SK, born November 22, 1916 (SE 36-10-19 W2) passed away November 8, 2012. George is predeceased by his parents, William Earle and Maybelle (Gusk) Gutheil; wife, Eleanor (Somerville) Gutheil; four brothers, Floyd, Harold, Ralph and Clarence Gutheil and sisters and brothers-in-law, Melrose Gutheil, Jean Gutheil, Dorothy & Jim Bradley, Jack Somerville, Florence & Howard (Buck) Cook; Laura & Gaylord Goin and Margaret & Doug Rapson. George will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Sharon (Richard) Schaeffer of Lake Country, BC and children, Rob (Danielle) & Ethan and Carmen, Cathy Schaeffer and Jeff (Jill Becker) & Alexis; Judy Gutheil (Marvin Treleaven) of Lang, SK and children, Jordy (Sarah) Grassick, Jessie Grassick (Jeff Weeks) & their father, Brian Grassick; Nancy (Brad) Fritz) of Saskatoon, SK and children, Ellen & Stephen; brother, Glen (Audrey) Gutheil of Temecula, CA; sisters-in-law, Gwen Gutheil of Weyburn, SK and Goldie Somerville of Regina, SK as well as many nieces and nephews. George was active in the village of Lang as a councillor and mayor, school trustee, several years as a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and forty years as a credit union director. He also participated in local sports and community activities such as baseball, curling, square and round dancing, bridge and the Lang Sunshine Club. George was a long time United Church member serving on the board of stewards, as a trustee and choir member. He was a Past Noble Grand I.O.O.F, Past Master D.D.G.M. of the Masonic Order. George was the Municipal Health Representative for the Village of Lang, representative to the Weyburn Special Care Home and the Southeast Library Association. He was a member of the Regina Musicians Association No. 446 local of American Federation of Musicians. Farming was George's main occupation. He was a member of the Canadian Seed Growers Association since 1958. He was employed at Muzik's General Store for one and half years in the 1950's. George was especially proud of his three daughters and stressed to them the importance of further education. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in a wide variety of activities. When asked to describe himself he would say, I am a musician by choice, a farmer out of necessity and a family man out of love." The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. P. Fong and all of the staff at the Weyburn Special Care Home where George resided. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM from Lang Hall, Lang, SK with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment will take place at Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK.
GUTHEIL - Jean Gertrude (nee Strachan) passed away Monday, August 20, 2012 at the age of 79 at Tatagwa View in Weyburn, SK after suffering from the long-term effects of Parkinsonís disease. Jean was born in her grandparents' (William & Charlotte Hall) house on the farm at NW 3-8-8 W2, 3 miles south of Stoughton, SK. She was the oldest of six children of Robert Spence Strachan and Veva Charlotte Strachan. The family moved a few times before settling in Yellow Grass, SK where Jean grew up and attended school. Jean married Ralph Victor Gutheil on May 1, 1950 and lived on the farm 7 miles SW of Lang, SK until retiring to Lang in 1997. Jeanís interests included dancing, curling, playing cards (cribbage, bridge, etc.), music in general, gardening, camping, and travelling. Jean learned to play some piano by ear when she was young and then took music lessons and learned how to play the organ when she was in her forties. Jean took part in many community activities and organizations, notably the Helping Hand and Sunshine Club to name a few. She also studied in Regina and received accreditation in municipal government. Jean is survived by her sons, Alan (Jocelyn) and Gary, both in Lang; grandchildren, Deon, Bradley, Alan Jr., Shauna and Dylan (Alanís); grandchildren, Kim, Ryder, Michelle, Amanda, Victoria, Rose and Trisha (Garyís); great-grandchildren, Kyle, Ethan, Blake, Jada, Jayce, Dominique, Daynon and Linden (Alanís); great-grandchildren, Lana, Eric, Kendra, Christian and Anastasia (Garyís); brothers, Lorne, Earl and Ross Strachan, and sister, Cheryl Watson. Jean is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Ralph on October 10, 2007 and brother, Arnold in 1962. Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK on Friday, August 24, 2012 with Judy Beck officiating. Interment will be held in Lang Cemetery with a reception to follow in the hall. Visitation will be open to family only from 9:30-10:00 a.m. at the hall prior to the Service. Pallbearers will be Bradley Heidt, Ryder McLean, Michelle McLean, Alan Gutheil Jr, Amanda Gutheil, and Colin Carleton.
GUTHEIL - Ralph Victor. On Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Ralph Victor Gutheil passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, Earle and Maybelle; two brothers, Harold and Floyd. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean; two sons, Alan (Joy) and his children, Deon, Bradley, Alan Jr., Shauna; Gary and his children, Kim, Ryder, Michelle, Amanda, Victoria, Rose, Trisha; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, George, Glenn and Clarence; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was born and lived on the family farm southwest of Lang where he raised cattle and grew grain until they retired to the village of Lang ten years ago. Ralph received great pleasure from spending quality time with his grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Lang Cemetery.
GUY - Marjory Phyllis (nee Bradley) September 20, 1937- October 25, 2005. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marjory on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Marjory was predeceased by an infant son Leroy; her father Tommy; special aunt Nellie; and brother-in-law Morley. Marjory is survived by her loving companion, Bob Allan; her sons, Rick of Regina; and Brad (Gaye) of Westlock, AB; her daughters, Debbie (Mark) Gregg of Moose Jaw and Sharon Guy of Penticton, BC; her mother, Ruby Bradley; grandchildren, Lana, Christian, Chad (Meghan), Stewart (Kat), Janice and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Dillian, Dempsey and Dallayce; sisters, Lois (Bill) Decker and Irene Galbraith (Tom); special aunts, Joyce and Ruth (Kermit) Bradley and many friends and extended family. Special thanks to Bob Wolf and the Pasqua Palliative Care nurses and doctors. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating.
HAACK - Mildred Viola (nee Swarthout). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mildred Viola Haack, who passed away at the Radville Hospital on January 15, 2014, at the age of 83. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Gordon, and her parents Floyd and Belle Swarthout. Mother will be lovingly remembered by her children: Neal (Kathy), Garth, Paul (Kathleen), Leanne (Murray) Anderson and Cheryl (Rick) Lynch; ten grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and her sister Rena Reid. Funeral Service will be held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK, on April 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
HADFIELD - Kathleen Marjorie (nee Rainbow) Hadfield of Milestone died at the age of 94 on June 20, 2002. Kay was born on June 4, 1908 in Crewe, England. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1992 and is survived by her daughter Marilyn Taylor (Wes Schmidt) and grandchildren Shelley (Corey) Stamm, Tracey (Scott) Hendriks, Janice (Dale) Holmes, all of Regina; by her son Jim (Mavis) Hadfield, Milestone and grandchildren Curtis and Kevin, Regina; and five great grandchildren, Jesse, Colton, Austin, Mackenzie, and Riley. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, special nephew Bob (Pat) Rainbow, Regina; and her late husband's brother Herb (Betty) Hadfield, Penticton, BC. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 2:00 PM from Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating.
HANLAN - Shirley Florence of Milestone, passed away Friday, June 22, 2001. Shirley is predeceased by her father John Hanlan. She is survived by her mother Florence Hanlan; two children, Lori (Darren) Treble and Graham Omoth; brother Graham (Cheryl) Hanlan; sisters Darlene (Lloyd) Olson and Donna (Zeki) Trotter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. A family interment of her ashes will take place later in the summer.
HILL - Clifford A. The family of Clifford A. Hill are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Extendicare, Moose Jaw. He passed away peacefully with his wife at his side. Cliff was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He listened, cared, inspired and shared his experiences and wisdom. We were graced to have him in our lives and he will always live in our hearts. Cliff was born February 17, 1909 in Glenboro, MB. He moved to Wilcox to play hockey for Notre Dame in the 1930's. Following a stellar career as goaltender for Notre Dame, Cliff moved to the Colfax, Yellow Grass and Lang areas and began to farm, continuing to do so for the next 50 plus years. His love of the land never wavered and his daily questions were always about the farm. Cliff was very involved in his community serving on the Hall Board, Rink Board and Milestone School Unit Board. He was well known for his accomplishments as a coach of hockey, baseball and softball teams - winning provincial championships. Cliff's competitive spirit was always present. Both in life and in sporting events Cliff played to win. The last few years Cliff and Irene spent winters in Moose Jaw and summers on the farm. Cliff moved to Extendicare in June 1999. Cliff is survived by his devoted wife, Irene; loving children: Donald (Lorraine), Stanley (Kathy), Colette (Orvel) Skiftun, Joanne (Bob) Williams and Shelley (Emile) Daoust, beloved grandchildren: Carolyn (Sid) Newman, Kirby, Kelly and Connie Hill; Krista, Sharla (Jamie Shaw), Keri (Rick Rieger) Hill, Corey and Aaron (Roberta) Skiftun, Brant, Kirk and Colin Dammann; Craig and Alison Williams; dear great grandchildren: Taylor and Brooke Newman, Rayane and Kyle Hill, and son-in-law, Gerry Dammann. Cliff is also survived by a sister, Beatrice Henry and four brothers: Bill (Luella), Norman (Olga), Ken and Don (Pat); as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Cliff was predeceased by his daughter Darlene in 1992; granddaughter Alyane Faye in 1976 and his wife Olga in 1949. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Extendicare, Moose Jaw for their exceptional and compassionate care given to our loved one. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall in Lang. Rev. Wayne Knouse and Rev. Mary Elford will officiate. Interment will take place at Lang Cemetery.
HILL - Stanley Hill. Surrounded by the love of his family, Stan passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the age of 66. A valiant heart is still but he is free from his struggle with lung disease. We will miss him so. He was a devoted husband and loving father. He listened, cared, inspired and shared his experience and wisdom. We were graced to have him in our lives and he will always live deeply in our hearts. Stan was born in Regina to Cliff and Olga Hill on July 29, 1941. His early years were spent on the farm north of Yellow Grass and in 1955 the family moved to the farm north of Lang where he lived until his high school grad and farmed until 2007. Stan was an avid baseball and hockey player and played on several provincial winning teams throughout his life. He was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan and loved attending the Regina Pats hockey games as an avid season ticket holder. He was a proficient track athlete, holding provincial records in triple jump and middle distance that were not broken for many, many years. Some of his proudest moments were spent coaching minor hockey teams and his daughter's softball teams to excellence. His laughter could be heard throughout the skating rinks as he watched his daughters and granddaughter figure skate and his grandsons play hockey. Stan enjoyed his teaching career as a principal of Yellow Grass School, math and science teacher at Crescent Heights High in Medicine Hat and particularly his years at SIAST in the ABE program. He deeply cherished the relationships he had with the staff and students there. Stan is survived by his loving wife, Kathy and his devoted daughters, Krista Hill (Doug), Sharla (Jamie) Shaw, and Keri (Rick) Rieger; beloved grandchildren: Rayane and Kyle Hill, Zachary and Katie MacDonald-Shaw, and Karyss Rieger. He is also survived by his mother, Irene, his brother Donald (Lorraine) and family Kirby, Kelly (Robin), Carolyn (Sid) Neumann and daughters, and Connie; his sisters, Colette (Orvel) Skiftun and sons Corey (Nicole) and Aaron (Roberta) and son Aiden, Joanne (Bob) Williams and family Craig and Allison (Kelly) Yaremko and daughter Kailey, Shelley (Emile) Daoust and family Cassie and Antony, brother-in-law Gerry (Gayle) Dammann and family Brant, Kirk, Colin and Brianne, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his father Cliff, mother Olga, and sister Darlene Dammann. Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, in Westhill Park Baptist Church, 8025 Sherwood Drive, with Pastor David Simpson officiating. Stan's family would like to thank Dr. Carol Geddes for her exceptional care, Dr. Abdulla, Cheryl MacKay and home care, Medigas, ICU staff, especially Dr. Jones and Dr. H. Van Der Merwe, nurses Jeanette, Justin, Jodi and Kim and social worker Kerry, and the many staff members who have aided him during his stays in the hospital.
HITCHCOCK - Edith Margaret Hitchcock passed away peacefully January 29, 2002 in her 94th year. She is predeceased by her parents Elizabeth (Black) and Lawrence Hitchcock, and by her brothers: William (Bill) and Robert (Bob) Hitchcock. Edith will be missed by her sisters-in-law: Phyllis Hitchcock of Regina, and Margaret Barthel of Victoria, BC; two nieces: Adele (Larry) Schmidt of Lang, and Peggy (Stan) Jeeves of Wolseley, and their children: Kimberley, Kendal and Kelsey; cousins: Kathleen Pettit and Margaret Swire of Thunder Bay, ON; also many good and loyal friends. Edith was born and grew up on the farm east of Lang. She attended Smithdale school and then Regina College. Her working years were at various retail outlets, with 25 years being at Weir's Jewellers. She continued working at York Jewellers until her retirement. A steady hand and a sharp eye enabled her to re-string beads up until June of this past year. She enjoyed her involvement at Grace United Church and she was a Life Member of Alexandria Rebekah Lodge #14. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment will be at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery, Lang. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
HITCHCOCK - Phyllis (nee Brown) Hitchcock, late of Regina and formerly of Lang, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2004. Phyllis is predeceased by her husband Robert in 1981, her parents George and Jean, stepmother Sally Brown, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law. Phyllis is survived by her daughters Adele (Larry) Schmidt of Lang, and Peggy (Stan) Jeeves of Wolseley; granddaughters Kimberley, Kendal (Chris) and Kelsey; great granddaughter Payton; brother Ken Brown of Calgary, AB; sisters Edna Tomlinson of Saskatoon and Belva (John) Pardy of Sherwood Park, AB; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Captain Barbara Brown officiating. A private family interment took place at Lakeview Cemetery in Lang.
HOCKLEY - Dale Hockley, age 70 years, late of Weyburn, SK., passed away on Thursday February 25, 2010 at the Radville Marion Health Centre, Radville, SK. Dale was born on July 8, 1939 at Lang, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Reg and Florence Hockley; a grandson Matthew Gibbons and his brother, Garry Hockley. Dale is survived by his children: Darrel Hockley, Regina, Judy (James) Gibbons, Colfax and their children, Jamie and Jonathan, Darrin (Karen) Hockley, Yellow Grass and their children, Brittany and Ryan, Darcy Hockley, Leduc, AB and his children, Kyle, Erin and Carter; two sisters: Joan (Joe) Whitrow, Yellow Grass and Elizabeth (Donald) Barmby, Weyburn; sisterin-law Myrna Hockley, Regina as well as numerous nieces and nephews. At Dale's request no funeral service will be held. A gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday February 27, 2010 from 2:00 4:00 pm at Legion Towers Dining Room, 4676th St. NE, Weyburn, SK Interment will be held at a later date from the Lang Cemetery.
HOCKLEY - Florence Margaret (nee Hyer) Hockley (December 27, 1920 - September 15, 2006), late of Weyburn, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents: John and Mary Hyer; her husband, Reginald; two brothers: Fred and Floyd Hyer; five brothers-in-law: Raymond, Frank and Norman Hockley, Tony Kronberger and Dick Roth; three sisters-in-law: Irene Westman, Willa Hockley and Elsie Hyer; and a great-grandson, Mathew Gibbons She is lovingly remembered by her family, Dale Hockley, Weyburn, Joan (Joe) Whitrow, Yellow Grass, Garry (Myrna) Hockley, Regina and Elizabeth (Don) Barmby, Weyburn, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters: Katherine Kronberger, Lang, Anne Roth, Fairfield, Iowa and Hazel (Pudge) Ralston, Regina; three sisters-in-law: Lily Hockley, Weyburn; Beth Hockley, Yellow Grass and Ida Hockley, Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was a hard working and friendly lady. She lived and worked on a farm for many years. In the 50's in the village of Lang she took over as telephone operator until Sask Tel became centralized. She also took on the job of town administrator in the 60's until retirement in 1990. She was a traveler, shopper and volunteer. Florence visited the N.W.T., England, Europe, Arizona, New Zealand and toured the States and Canada. She loved to get in her car and go shopping or just go for a drive in the country or go visit an old friend. She belonged to the Folklore Society and saw many heritage places in Saskatchewan. Florence liked doing many different crafts - crochet doilies, petit point (she made beautiful flowered pictures) made decorations out of plastic and made 22 afghans that she gave away to family and friends. She belonged to a Bridge Club, was on the United Church board and a member of The Sunshine Club. She moved to Legion Towers in 2002 and then to Souris Valley in 2004. She was then moved to the new facility Tatagwa in the spring of 2005. She kept her humor until the very end. The Service of Remembrance for Florence M. Hockley was held on Wednesday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Lang United Church, with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment followed at Lang Cemetery.
HOFFMAN - Barry Wayne. On Friday, May 18, 2001, Barry Wayne Hoffman, late of Lang, Sask, passed away at the age of 60 years. Barry was predeceased by his mother Elsie Hoffman. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, two sons Kevin (Valerie) and family and Corey (Theresa), one daughter Melissa, all of Regina, his father Alfred Hoffman of Nelson, B.C., a special aunt Kay Mangel of Nelson, B.C., two sisters Pat (Harry) Hole and family of Coal Harbour, B.C. and Debbie (Don) Moulton of Nelson, B.C. Barry is also survived by his extended family Danny (Tracy) Nelson and family of Oxbow, Sask. and Dean Nelson of Strasbourg, Sask., as well as numerous friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Lang Community Centre, Lang, Sask., with Pastor Ron Bestvater, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lang Cemetery.
HORYCHOK - Mary (nee Olyjnyk). On Saturday, July 3, 2004, Mary Horychok, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her husband Mike in 1983 and her parents John and Malanka Olyjnyk, Mary is survived by numerous friends at St. Basil's Byzantine Catholic Church especially William Soloduk, Ann Silverson and Kay Gawdyda. Mary was born in RackywDolyna, Ukraine on November 28, 1912. She worked in Germany from 1941 1945 and then emigrated to Canada. She worked in Milestone, SK where she met her husband then together moved to Regina in the 1960's where Mike retired from the C.P.R. Prayers will be held TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Divine Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
HOWE - Maurice Perry. Sunday, January 3, 1999, Maurice Perry Howe, age 70 years, dearly beloved husband of Ruth Howe, Milestone. Cremation. Memorial service will be held Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in Westminster United Church, 3025-13th Avenue.
HOWLETT - Lois (nee Collins) Howlett passed away in Regina on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the age of ninety years. She was predeceased by her husband, Ellis in 1999; parents Sara and Chester Collins; sister Doris Johnstone; brother Boyce Collins; brothers-in-law Duane Howlett and Malcolm Johnstone. Lois is survived by daughters, Carol Howlett of Saskatoon and Margo (Dennis) Dutton of Winnipeg; sons Byron (Pat) of Regina, Lyle (Nancy) of Kelowna, Evan (Doreen) of Saskatoon; grandchildren Craig (Sarah) Dutton and Jayme Dutton (Sean), Jordan and Lucas Howlett, Kristen (Jack) Goulet and Cassie Howlett, Joe, Marnie and Jill Howlett; great-grandchildren Tanner and Travis Goulet. Lois was born February 16, 1920 in Milestone, SK. She lived in the Milestone and Osage area in her early years. She met Ellis Howlett in 1939 while living and working in the Rowatt, SK area. They were married December 30, 1942. In 1944 Lois and Ellis purchased land in the Sherwood District where they lived and farmed until Ellis' passing in 1999. In the fall of 1999, Lois moved to Regina and lived at Marion Chateau until her passing. In the 50's, 60's and 70's, Lois raised five children and maintained an extensive yard and garden on the farm. When her children were grown, Lois embarked on other activities such as: selling cosmetics, supporting the Roughriders, travelling to China, Egypt and Israel, taking university classes and learning to swim and cross-country ski. Lois was actively involved with the Canadian Club. With her belief in the importance of education, she was instrumental in raising funds for scholarships through the I.O.D.E. Lois was a long time member and Elder of the Regina Avenue Christian Church. Lois and husband Ellis were patrons of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
HUBBS - Alden Cameron Hubbs passed away peacefully on October 15, 2003 at the age of 86 years. Cameron was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Flora Hubbs; his brother, Jim Hubbs; and dear friend, Sylvia Klang. He is survived by sister-in-law, Irene Hubbs; nieces, Betty Ann Schiefner and Paulette Hubbs; and special friends, Karen Fox and Bonnie Curtis. Cameron was born and raised in the Milestone area. He served overseas with the Canadian Air Force during WWII. Following his return, Cameron lived and farmed at Milestone and Wilcox before retiring to Regina. A Graveside Service will be held at the Milestone Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2003.
HUBBS - Irene (nee Hanley), age 92, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2012. Irene is survived by her daughters, Betty Ann (Dick) Schiefner and Paulette Hubbs (Stan) Slopek; grandchildren, Ed Schiefner, Stacy (Blake) Brownridge, Jessica Slopek; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Tyson Brownridge. She is lovingly remembered by sister, Bernice (Doug) Stagg; sisters-in-law, Ina Hanley, Betty Hanley; brother-in-law, William Samchuk; dear niece, Bev Siebert; as well as many special nephews, nieces and close relatives. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Jim; parents, Bill and Gladys Hanley; sisters, Maxine Thomas and Kae Samchuk; brothers, Eugene, Garvin and Ken Hanley. Born near Corinne, Irene spent most of her life on the Hubbs family farm west of Milestone. Throughout her life, she took an active interest in farming. She excelled at gardening, sewing, and baking. An active supporter of community life, Irene served on the boards of Assisted Living, the Milestone Co-op and was a proud member of the Prairie Circle Club. During their 55 years together, Irene and Jim travelled extensively on five continents. In her later years, Irene's most cherished moments were when she was surrounded by her family and friends. A Celebration of Irene's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Milestone Masonic Hall, Milestone, SK.
HUGHES - Marie, late of Avonlea, formerly of Milestone, passed away peacefully in Coteau Range Manor on December 21, 2005 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by eight siblings; her husband, Tom, Marie is survived by her daughter Beverley (Arnold) Davidson and their four children, Tom, Ann, Aaron, Scott (Mandy); and two great-grandsons, Jim and Chris. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Milestone United Church with The Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
HUNGLE - Gloria Mae (nee Anderson) passed away peacefully in Regina on Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the age of 58 years. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Evelyn and Helmer Anderson of Milestone, one child in infancy and a cherished grandchild Melissa Anne Fellner. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Jack Hungle, her children Gordon (Janice) Fellner; Leona (Len) Homeniuk; Laural (Denise) Hungle; Robert Fellner (Sonya Santbergen); her brother Don (Sherry) Anderson of Weyburn, brother-in-law Sebastian Hungle, nine grandchildren; Dylon, Katelin, Miranda Fellner, Jared Muir, Christopher, Ashlyn Hungle. Stephanie, Alexis, Jackson Fellner, two great-grandchildren; Travis and Brandon Fellner-Horn. Nieces and nephew; Jody, Ali, Jordon Anderson from Weyburn. Gloria was born in Regina on February 5th 1946, she attended school in Milestone and moved to Regina in 1972 where she met Jack Hungle, they were married on November 16, 1973. Gloria devoted her life to her children and grandchildren, she loved to cook, bake and knit for everyone. Her house was always a welcome home to many friends and family. Gloria will be deeply missed. On behalf of the family we would like to thank all the staff at Pioneer Village. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue., Regina, Sask. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
HVAL - James. On June 27, 2008 James Hval of Milestone passed away at the age of 79 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years Joyce; sons Eugene (Marjorie) and Donald (Shirley); three granddaughters Keri, Heidi and Tammie and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Clara. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina, with interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
HVAL - Obert Hval passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2001 at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Predeceased by his parents and four brothers. Surviving are his loving family; wife Ora; sons, Brian, Bruce (Donna-Lee Bourget) all of Penticton; daughter Lois Jean (Stephen) Alport of Regina; granddaughter Carling; grandson, James Thomas; sister, Stella Hval of Penticton; sister in law Lil Hval as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Obert was born April 7, 1926 in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He enjoyed the friends he met, farming, fishing; in the investment industry, at Hval Brothers Service Station; and as manager of the Kingsview Properties in Penticton. He had been an active member of the Milestone Masonic Lodge and the Wa-Wa Shrine. He was particularly fond and cherished the times spent with his grandchildren. Many of these times were spent at Pasqua Lake in Saskatchewan and Illahie Beach in Summerland. He will be lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. A Memorial Reception will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2001 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Lakeshore Drive, Penticton. Cremation.
HVAL - Stella G. passed away peacefully in Pentiction BC on May 30, 2006 at the age of 91. Born April 6, 1915 in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her parents Nels and Pauline Hval and five brothers, Palmer, Paul, Maynard, Obert, Leland and one nephew Allan Hval. Survived by sisters in law Ora Hval of Penticton, and Lillian Hval of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Stella spent most of her life on the family farm south of Wilcox until moving to nearby Milestone where she boarded teachers and worked in the L&B Grocery Store. In later years she helped her brother Paul on the farm. A celebration of Stella's life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Highway 1 East, Regina on Friday, June 9th, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
HYER - Floyd Rufus Hyer of Lang, SK passed away Monday, August 30, 1999 after a brief illness at the age of 76 years. Floyd was predeceased by his loving wife Elsie, his parents John and Mary and his twin brother Fred. He will be remembered by his family: daughters Gene (Charles) Greentree, Smithers, BC; Nancy (Steve) Erb, Yellow Grass; Anne Giam, Regina; Harriet Bastura, Shaunavon; Kathy (Dalton) Hockley, Yellow Grass; sisters Katherine Kronberger, Florence Hockley, Hazel (Pudge) Ralston of Lang and Anne (Dick) Roth of Fairfield, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and cherished friends. Floyd was born and raised in the Lang area, and farmed there much of his life. Floyd and his family moved to the Arcola area for awhile where he operated a trucking business. Following this they moved to BC where he worked as a maintenance engineer with BC ferries, then back to the prairies and Lang. A graveside memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 3 at the Lang cemetery with fellowship and lunch following at the Lang Community Hall.
HYER - Laura Evelyn (nee Cockram). On September 30, 2004, Laura Evelyn Hyer, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Lang, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 94 years. Predeceased by her parents, Mark and Levina Cockram; her husband, Dee Hyer; one brother, Edward and one sister, Eva; brothers-in-law: Clarence, John and Charlie Hyer; sister-in-law, Helen. Laura is survived by two brothers: Mark Cockram of Weyburn, and Tom (Olive) Cockram of Yellow Grass; and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and great great nephews and nieces. Laura Evelyn Hyer was born November 17, 1909 at Souris, MB, the second oldest child in the family. In March 1916, when the family moved to her uncle Dick Sharland's homestead, 3-1/2 miles north of Axford, Laura attended Carnarvon School where she completed grade 8. She worked at some neighboring farmers' homes assisting with housework prior to her marriage to Dee Hyer in October 1936. She then moved five miles northeast from where she grew up, to Dee's ranch along the Roughbark Creek in Brokenshell Municipality. She and Dee operated a farm at Lang and the ranch where they raised Black Angus cattle. She frequently had to abandon the ranch house during spring runoff as the Roughbark Creek overflowed its banks. In 1959 she moved to Lang when they sold the farm and ranch upon Dee's retirement. Over the years she and Dee attended many rodeos in Canada and the USA and even held rodeos at their ranch when they lived there. She is fondly remembered for her love of cats and her many knickknacks she collected and displayed in her home. Laura moved to the Weyburn Special Care Home in May 1994. A memorial service was held Tuesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m. from Lang United Church with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating. Interment followed in Lang Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
INGRAM - Doreen Mabel (nee Storlee), of Milestone, Sask, passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack at home on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Doreen is survived by her care giver and devoted husband of 55 years Ernie and their two daughters Jacki (Dennis) Carr, Sandi (John) Arneson; grandchildren Ryan (Sherrie) Arneson, Robin (Quintin) Palmer, Kelly Carr, Shannon (Jordan) Bryks; great grandchildren Mercedes, Caine Arneson, Trinitey, Ryker Palmer, Khail Bryks; two sisters Shirley (Isidor) Volk, Darlene Babiarz; one brother Marville (Sharon) Storlee; cousin Bonnie Donison: sisters-in-law Mabel Jones, Lois Ingram, numerous nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her parents John Storlee, Nina Topal, and dear sister Gloria Chuka. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Milestone United Church with the Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
INGRAM - Ernest Neil Ingram, of Milestone, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009 in his sleep at Santa Maria Care Home, at the age of 95 1/2. Ernie is survived by his two daughters, Jacki (Dennis) Carr and Sandi (John) Arneson; grandchildren; Ryan (Sherrie) Arneson, Robin (Quintin) Palmer, Kelly Carr, Shannon (Jordan) Bryks; great-grandchildren; Mercedes and Caine Arneson, Trinitey, Ryker and Holland Palmer, and McKenna and Khail Bryks; sister Mabel Jones; sisters-in-law Darlene Babiarz, Shirley Volk (Isidor); brother-in-law Marville (Sharon) Storlee; cousin Bonnie Donison; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Doreen (2006); his parents John and Mary Ingram; sister Eva Ingram; brothers George (Stella) Ingram, David (Lois) Ingram; sister-in-law Gloria (Alex) Chuka; brother-in-law Frank Babiarz; nephews, Pat Ingram, Bobby Ingram, David Ingram; niece Donna Ingram. Celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
INGRAM - Lois Margaret (nee Kelly). On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Lois Margaret Ingram passed away at Forrest Grove Care Centre, Calgary, AB at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her husband, David; sons, Bob and Dave; parents, Fred and Susan Kelly; sister, Gwen; and brother, Earl; brother-in-law, Ray; sister-in-law, Doreen. Lois is survived by her daughter-in-law, Melanie McLaughlin of Calgary; three granddaughters, Nicole, Karen (Geoff), Kathleen; brothers, Alvin of Ottawa, Edwin and Fredrick, both of Hawkesburg, ON; sisters, Doris Heatlie of Chatham, QC, Joan Lang of Kentville, NS, Jean (Earl) Gibson of Oshawa, ON; brother-in-law, Ernie Ingram; sister-in-law, Mabel Jones, all of Milestone; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Judy Beck officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
IRVINE - Dorothy June (nee Stordahl) Irvine, born April 9, 1936 passed away at Weyburn on the 29th day of September, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Lura Stordahl of Lang. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her three children: son, Richard Irvine of Houston, BC and his children, Terrance, Jolene and Silver; son, Douglas Irvine of Houston, BC and his children, Danielle, Kimberly, Courtney and Shavawn and daughter, Laura (Doug) Hoffman of Tyvan, and her children, Karla, Edward and Caleb as well as eight great grandchildren. Dorothy lived at Lewvan and on her family farm at Lang. Following her aneurysm in 1974 she resided for some time at Wascana Rehab and Parkside Extended Care in Regina. Following this she lived at Lang and Tyvan. She later moved into Weyburn and lived at Weyburn Special Care Home, Souris Valley and lastly at Tatagwa View. We wish to extend our deepest 'Thank You' to all of her care givers and church family over the last 38 years. Mom loved gardening, her farm, raising cattle, chickens and turkeys and caring for her family and home. She was also a very accomplished pianist, having achieved her Grade 9. Mom was always a hard worker and such a beautiful lady. A Graveside Service will be held at Lang Cemetery on October 19 at 3:30 PM.
JACKSON - Christina Jeanette, was born January 28, 1915 on a farm north of Edgeworth, SK, and passed away on Monday, July 30, 2001 in Regina, SK. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth Jackson in 1953 and Arthur Jackson in 1957; special friend Donald Amon in 1975; brothers Tom and John Jackson; and brothers-in-law Arthur Miller and Charles Hadaway. She leaves to mourn her death, sisters: Evelyn Hadaway, Alice Miller, and Edith (Pete) Duke, brother Royden (Pearl) Jackson, and sisters-in-law Nellie and Emma Jackson, several nieces, nephews and their families; also a very special friend Ann Kerr, who was always there for her, and friends John and Joan Allan and their family. Christina enjoyed gardening and yard work when on the farm at Wilcox and when she lived in Milestone. In later years she enjoyed her flowers. She did lots of hobbies and enjoyed craft sales up to the end. Those wishing may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2360 - 2nd Avenue, Regina, SK, S4R 1A6 in her memory. GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. Friends and family wishing to attend the service are invited to meet at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East at 1:00 p.m.
JACOBS - Thelma Gertrude (nee Ames) Jacobs, age 94, passed away January 25, 2011. She was born July 21, 1916 to Charles E. Ames and Margaret O. (Mooney) Ames on the Ames Farm NE 32-11-19 W2, which is southwest of Milestone. She grew up, helping on the home farm and attended school in Milestone plus one year at the University of Saskatchewan, achieving her A.T.C.M. (Association of the Toronto Conservatory of Music) from the Lyell Gustin Studio. She taught music lessons in Milestone and traveled by train to Yellow Grass to teach at 35 cents a half hour lesson in the `30s. Music has been a large part of her life through church activities, especially the choir, where she participated for 72 years. On June 29, 1940 she married Gerald J. H. Jacobs, who also lived his entire life in Milestone. They enjoyed their farm life together and in later years, square and round dancing and traveling extensively. Thelma was active in the community through church groups, the local history book and Drop-In-Centre. She liked working with numbers and found the financial markets intriguing. She is predeceased by husband, Gerald, daughter-in-law, Karon Jacobs, sisters Iola (Walter) Johnston, Vera (Dave) Widder, brother Roy (Grace) (Edna) Ames, brothers-in-law Bert Fea, Harry Hannaford, Garvin (Josie) Jacobs. Survived by: son Darryl (Helen); daughters Donna (Dwayne) Barber, Cheryl (Glenn) Renwick, Grandchildren: Jim (Chantelle) Jacobs and Adam & Julie; Deborah (Dale) Jackson, and Dale's son Evan; Nancy Green (friend Nick) and Travis, Courtney & Tyler; Krista Gayle (Perry) Herr and Taylor & Cody: Gaylene (Tim) Padman and Amanda; Carmen (Nathan) Sampson; Sisterin-law Marvel (Jacobs) Hannaford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at Milestone United Church, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Milestone cemetery.
JANKE - Henry Albert (February 11th, 1936 - October 14th, 2007) aged 71 years of Moose Jaw, Sask., passed away on Sunday, October 14th, 2007. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 19th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home (268 Mulberry Lane) with Pastor Doug Shepherd officiating. Interment will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Lang Cemetery. Hank is survived by his children: Kathy (Allan) Johnson, Tracy, Gordon (Bea), Terry, Gary (Linda), Blair and Rob; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Edwin Janke; wife, Lorraine Schinold; step children: Doug (Mary) Schinold, Frank (Jeanne) Schinold, Tom (Michelle) Schinold, Rod (Tammie) Schinold, Shelley (Dave) Watson, Darlene (Ron) Lawson; 16 step grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren. Henry was born in Lampman, Sask., on February 11th, 1936. He had a family of three brothers: Donny (deceased), Charlie (deceased) and Dr. Edwin Janke. Henry spent his younger years working in the Saskatchewan oil patch, later being employed for the majority of his life as a mechanic manufacturing farm equipment.
JASTER - Ludwig "Lou". On Thursday, April 19, 2001, Mr. Ludwig "Lou" Jaster passed away peacefully in Pioneer Village, Regina, Saskatchewan, at the age of 99 years. Predeceased by his wife Olga in 1975 and daughter, Evelyn Wagner in 1999. Survived by his three children: daughter, Elfie Truelove and her family, Dennis (Donna) and Terry, son Walter (Bernice) Jaster and their family, Carol (Mark) McShane and Gerald, daughter, Marlene (Gary) Clews and their family, Janet (Dave) and Cheryl; son-in-law, Elwood Wagner and his family, Rod (Cheryl), Charlene and Brent (Brenda); nine great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters and one brother. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, April 23, 2001 at Pioneer Village Chapel with Ray McMillan officiating. Interment will take place in the Lang Cemetery between 4:00 & 4:30 P.M.
JOHNSTONE - Mabel Stella passed away at Melville, SK on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral Service will be held at Lang Hall, Lang, SK on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Laurie Hudson officiating. Interment to follow at Yellow Grass Cemetery.
KEARNEY - Kenneth 'Ken' was suddenly and tragically taken from us on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Olga (Bud) Kerney of Milestone. He will be forever loved and missed by his loving wife of 55 years Ruby; son Perry (Shelley) of Regina, their children Adam and Meryn; son Tim (Sandi) of Moose Jaw, their children Warren (Jenna), Allyssa, Lincoln and Maddyson. Ken was born December 19, 1929. He was raised and lived his entire life in Milestone. In 1956 he married the new school teacher, Ruby. They lived in several houses before Ken built the house where theyíve lived together for the past 50 years. They were blessed with two active and inquisitive sons. Ken worked countless hours at Elmer's Soo Line Service until selling it in 1985. He enjoyed holidays with his young family and on his days off would spend his time at home. Ken was active as a volunteer firefighter; available 24 hours a day to offer his help. He was dedicated to the Elks, enjoyed taking part in various events and wore his purple and white with pride. Ken was a converted and very devoted member of the Milestone Catholic Church where he offered his vocal talents and performed many other church duties. Ken was a dedicated grandfather and enjoyed the many activities that his grandchildren were involved in. He could always be seen reaching into his pocket to pull out his agenda calendar to record the next event. Ken was a true gentleman, kind, loving, generous, non-judgmental, patient and forgiving, with a great sense of humour. Ken enjoyed coffee with the guys at Maryís Place, playing the lottery, watching the Riders and could always be counted on to share a joke and a laugh. In business, as in life, he was fair and trusting of everyone. He lived his life devoted to his family, faith and community. Memories of this great man will be cherished by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was known for ending his conversations with a wave and "Bye for now". The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St. Augustineís Roman Catholic Church in Wilcox, SK. Reception will follow at the Milestone Masonic Hall. Those unable to attend the service are encouraged to join the family at the reception. A private family interment will happen at a later date.
KEEFE - Lyle Bernard. On Saturday, February 15, 2003, Lyle Bernard Keefe, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Laura Keefe; his first wife, Beryl and his second wife, Lillian. Lyle is survived by his seven children: Gary (Birdene) Keefe; Brian (Donna) Keefe; Murray (Heather) Keefe; Neal (Rae) Keefe; Sean (Patricia) Keefe; Dawn (Duff) Coulter and Crystal (Ron) Carlson; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Arthur (Vera) and Harold (Edie) and two sisters-in-law: Fern (Don) Kunard and Io Powell. Lyle Keefe was born April 28, 1913 at Lang. He started school in Weyburn at Haig School the year it opened. He spent his childhood and teenage years at Shaunavon and Tacoma, Washington. He went to live with his aunt and uncle on the farm at Griffin and while he was there he met and married Beryl Powell in 1941. Lyle and Beryl spent the war years in Port Arthur, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Vancouver,BC and Bienfait. They returned to the farm in 1945 where they farmed and raised their family of seven children. He lived there for the next 35 years. During those years, he was an active participant in community affairs. He served on the local school board and home and school association. He was president for the local telephone company. He also spent many years as leader of the 4-H Beef Club. He was an avid curler while at Griffin and curled with the Seniors after moving to Weyburn. In later years, he was active in the cribbage club at the Legion and Elks, playing two or three times a week until his death. He will be remembered for his quiet, gentle nature and will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service was held Friday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
KENYON - Pearl "Jean" (nee Hornal) Kenyon, born February 10, 1921, formerly of Milestone, SK, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2003, just three days short of her 82nd birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband John in 1996, her parents John and Flora Hornal, and two sisters, Lilian and Doreen. Jean is survived by her son Barry (Valery) Kenyon, their children Stacey (Darryl) Griffin, their children Brendon, Madison and Serena; Leanne Kenyon (Eric); twin daughters Lynda (Keith) Schrader; their children Tammy (Jeffrey) Grund; Trena (Michael) Workman; their children Tavis and Christian; Kevin (Nicole) Schrader; their son Dalton; Brenda Kenyon (Ross) her children Cory Ulriksen (Jen and Be'Lana); Tanya Ulriksen (Trent) their son Brady. Jean was also survived by her sisters, Edith (Bill), Mildred, Lorna, Ruth (Norman), two sisters-in-law, Lily Kenyon and Mary Kenyon, numerous nieces and nephews and her special friend Doris Gustilo. Funeral service will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Jack Bray officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
KERR - Doris Jean. With great sadness, the family regrets to announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother & Great-grandmother on Sept. 9th at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, a few weeks after celebrating her 85th birthday. Doris was born Aug. 18, 1919 to Howard & Ellen Kerr and was raised in Arcola, SK. In 1942 she married a dashing young Air Force man, Garth Kerr (no relative) of Lang, SK. During the war years they were posted to Vancouver & New Westminster, BC. They returned to the family farm in 1945 where they farmed successfully for over 50 years. In 2002, Garth passed away two weeks after they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Doris and Garth cherished their life together with their family, their many life long friends & their community of Lang. They wintered for many years in Mesa, Arizona where Doris discovered her talent for oil painting. She created many beautiful works of art which are cherished by the family. Doris was very active in the Lang community where she was a member of several organizations and as worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Doris also had an interest in gardening, knitting, craftwork and playing bridge. She was predeceased by husband Garth, parents, Howard and Ellen Kerr, brothers Bob and Russell, sisters Ethel Wright and Audrey Gordon, and brother-in-law George Wright. She is survived by her son Gary (Shirley) of Saskatoon; daughters Terry (Greg) Thomas of Regina and Cathy (Bruce) Phillips of Victoria; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Kerr, Heather (Zachary) Landine, all of Saskatoon, Zella Phillips (Chris) of Toronto and Colin (Sandee) Phillips of Ottawa; great grandchildren Danielle and Cameron Kerr of Saskatoon, brothers Alan (Marg) Kerr of Sidney, BC, Ron (Pat) Kerr of Edmonton and sister Betty (Ross) Davis of Ault, Colorado. Also left to mourn are sisters-in-law Ivy Kerr of Yellow Grass, Mabel Kerr of Sidney, BC and Lois Kerr of Regina, brother-in-law Don Gordon of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will be held at Lang Community Hall on September 11 at 2:00 p.m., with interment to follow at Lang Cemetery.
KERR - Garth Kerr passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at the age of 80 years, at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, Regina, just 10 days after celebrating his 60th Wedding Anniversary. Garth was born November 23, 1921 at the family farm in Lang and attended Prairie Cona and Lang schools. He served in the Air Force during the Second World War and later returned to Lang to take over the family farm. The farm remains in the family and in 2000 was recognized as a"Century Family Farm". Garth was predeceased by his parents, Colin and Zella Kerr, and brothers Ralston, Mernie and Jim. He issurvived by his wife Doris; son Gary (Shirley) of Saskatoon; daughters Terry (Greg)Thomas of Regina and Cathy (Bruce) Phillips of Victoria, BC; grandchildren Jason and Heather Kerr (Saskatoon), Zella and Colin Phillips (Ottawa); and great granddaughter Danielle Kerr (Saskatoon). Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 1:30 P.M., at the Regina Funeral Chapel, Highway #1 East. Internment will follow at the Lang Cemetery.
KEYS - Caroline (nee Renwick) Keys of Milestone SK, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Regina Pioneer Village, at the age of 80. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Carol is survived by Jack, her devoted husband of 62 years; her three children, Bob (Debbie), Debbie (Ed), Terry (Lana); eight grandchildren, Marie (Boyd), Levi (Cynthia), Megan (Darcy), Daniel (Dara), Kristie (Kent), Codi, Kelsey, Cassidy; her brother Bob (Shirley) Renwick; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Caroline is remembered fondly for her spirit, love of life, dedication to family, and her involvement in her community. She was an admirable woman and proficient farm wife who possessed a great love of music, animals and rural life. Special thanks to Dr. J. S. McMillan and all the Pioneer Village staff for their wonderful care over the last 12 years.
KRAMM - Henrey "Hank" Kramm. A man full of smiles and laughter, until the very end. Hank passed away on December 1st, 2010 and will be greatly missed by his daughter Erica (Leigh), step-son Robert (Angelika), his ex- wife Silvia, his brother Les (Muriel), and nephew Troy and niece Janet, along with many friends that he has made throughout the years including dear friend, Kenny. Hank was born in chilly Manitoba and ran amuck in Milestone, Sask in his youth before settling in Prince George, BC. He worked as a heavy duty equipment operator for BC Hydro and while working in Fort St John, BC, he met Silvia and the rest is history. Please, come and join us for a small memorial service to celebrate this kind man's life at Erica's house on December 6, 2010, between 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Take it easy and rest in peace, dad.
KRONBERGER - Katherine Elizabeth (nee Hyer) Kronberger, late of Weyburn, SK passed away November 17, 2011, at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Hyer; husband Tony Kronberger; daughter, Iris Whitrow; son Rodney Kronberger and great-grandson, Cooper Thiessen. Katherine is survived by her daughter, Donna (Gaylord) Lautenslager, Lang; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren; sister, Anne Roth, Iowa, USA; daughter-in-law, Darlene Kronberger, Lang; son-in-law, Tyke Whitrow, Yellow Grass as well as many neices and nephews. The funeral service for Katherine will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Judy Beck, officiating. Interment to follow at Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK.
KRONBERGER - Rodney John Kronberger passed away peacefully with family at his bedside at the age of 59 years on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the Weyburn General Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his wife Darlene (nee Luebke) of Lang, his stepson Michael Kronberger (Donna), of Kyle, and his children: Byron, Lisa, Christopher and Craig; daughter Tracy (Garry) Bedore, Weyburn and their children: Josh, Ryan, Curtis, Eric and Dillon; son Trent Kronberger (Tanya), Regina and their children: Brady, Derian and Riley; mother Katherine Kronberger, Weyburn; sister Donna (Gaylord) Lautenslager, Lang; brother-in-law Tyke Whitrow, Yellow Grass, as well as several nieces and nephews and his favorite sidekick "Tippy". Rodney was predeceased by his father, Tony Kronberger (1981); and his sister, Iris Whitrow (2005). Rodney was born April 9, 1949 and grew up in Lang and attended the old brick school. School wasn't his first choice and after grade 10 was achieved he joined his brother-in-law, Gaylord with CPR Telegraph, spent sometime in construction and then on to power construction in 1972 which later became Achen Construction where he worked for the next 30 years with the exception of one short stint in Alberta for McGregor Construction. In 1979 Rod became a journeyman lineman. In 1972 he married Darlene Luebke and resided in Lang and raised their family. Rodney worked away from home Monday to Thursday and came home to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, taking his daily tours or just being with family going for coffee at various places. He would play the odd baseball game or a pool game. He loved being with the grandchildren to pick on them. Everyone who knew him knew that he meant no harm; he enjoyed to laugh and joke around. Rodney, in the last four years took up gardening as a hobby, he would tinker in his greenhouse and enjoyed it so much he had two gardens to look after. In 2004, when getting a physical for his 1A licence the devastating news of lung cancer was brought forth. In June of 2004 his career ended with Achen Construction. In November, 2004 his left lung was removed, following that were 50 some radiation and three chemo treatments. In 2007 doctors completed a wedge re-section (biopsy) on the right lung. During these four years at home he decided to take up gardening, willing to help out family and to just be there. Rodney would just go and go, never slowed down and would never admit he was in pain or how he was really feeling; he cared to much for all of us to let us know. On his 58th birthday he gained a special friend named Tippy. When he took his daily drives his dog never left his side. Rodney was getting tired of fighting. He was admitted to the palliative care program in 2008 and on May 8 he was admitted into Weyburn General Hospital for pneumonia for ten days, and discharged; being admitted again May 22 with pneumonia. His fight with pain and suffering ended May 25, 2008. The funeral service was held on May 29, at the Lang Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. with interment following at Lang Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Larry Fellner, Frank Hague, Bart Moon, Don Barmby, Phil Winkler and Grant Burks. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
KUTZLEY - Elmer Byron. It is with great sadness that the family of Elmer Byron Kutzley announces the passing of a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather on Saturday, December 2, 2006. Elmer was predeceased by his loving wife Theresa in September 2002; his parents Rudolph (1968) and Ethel (1972); his brother Clair and his sisters, Dora and Hazel. Elmer will be deeply missed by his son Bernie (Mary Ellen) Kutzley; daughter Cheryl Hinck and children, Michael, Kristina (Kevin), Garrett (Sarah) and Shayna, and great grandson Austin; daughter Kathy (Alan) Hansen and their children, Chris (Tanya) and Ally (Ben); daughter Colleen (Martin) Hovind; sisters, Margaret (Harry) Culley, Evelyn (Gordon) Herman and Darlene MacKenzie; brother-in-law Stan Ohrn; Aunt Dolly Lekivetz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to Dad's `special' family at Dove House for their unconditional love, care and compassion over the past four years, particularly this past week. Elmer was born on his parents' farm near Milestone, Saskatchewan on March 1, 1925. He moved to Regina at the age of 15 and began a career with the Canadian Pacific Railway that spanned forty-five years. He served in the Second World War as a Private in the South Saskatchewan Rifles Regiment. A private family service will be held. Interment in the Soldiers' Plot Riverside Memorial Park.
LARSON - Donald Gordon Larson, late of Midale passed away September 12, 2013, at the age of 76 years. Donald was predeceased by his parents Albert and Edith Larson; wife Mavis Larson; daughter in infancy Darla Kay; sister Wanda Larson; brother Willard Larson.Donald is survived by his son Zach Larson; his daughter Tracy Jacobs; brother Ken (Helen) Larson; sister Inez (Wally) Price, brother Glenn Larson, sister Grace Thompson; brother Elwood (Lorraine) Larson; brother Rae (Linda) Larson; family friend Graham (Alison) and Kaden Peterson; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. A service of remembrance for Donald was held on Monday, September 16 at 2:00 pm from the Midale Baptist Church, Midale, with Pastor Michael White, officiating. Interment followed at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. Lunch was held after the interment at the Midale Baptist Church, Midale.
LEIBEL - Roy B. (August 17, 1917 - April 26, 2006). Roy Leibel left the world peacefully April 26, 2006 in Oliver General Hospital. Roy spent his childhood years in McLean, Sask. In the 30's the family moved to Regina, Sask where Roy attended business college and upon completion worked for Ashdowns Ltd. and later Safeway. In 1940 he joined the Armed Services serving in Regina and Ottawa. He met the love of his life, Dorothy Wray, in Regina and in 1944, they married and enjoyed 61 happy and productive years together. In 1951, the Leibels moved to Milestone, Sask to partner in the purchase of a local grocery store. In 1953, Roy and Dorothy became sole owners of the L & B Store and spent over 20 years building and operating their business, raising their son and daughter, and enjoying their life and many friends in their small community. Roy, better known as Mr. Fix-It to his family, enjoyed puttering and working in his shop. He was always busy fixing or building something! Gardening, traveling, square dancing, playing cards, camping, lawn bowling, and fishing were a few of the many activities he spent his time at over the years. His family meant the world to him and each moment he spent with his wonderful grandchildren, as they were growing up and as they matured, he looked upon as a gift. Five great grandchildren were the icing on the cake! Roy is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son, Randy (Nicole) of Vancouver; daughter Lynette (Ross) Nicholas, Winfield, BC; grandchildren Damien (Jen) Leibel, Atherton, QLD, Australia; Nathan (Trisha) Leibel, Acra, Ghana; Danielle (Rob) Schaeffer, Winfield, BC; Robin Nicholas, Regina, SK; Adrienne Nicholas, Winfield, BC; Geody, Leanna and Alton Leibel, Oliver, BC and five great grandchildren in BC, Australia and Africa. Roy is also survived by brother John Leibel, Oliver, BC; sisters Alice (Don) Irwin and Ida Klein of Regina, Sask; sisters-in-law Beryl (Bill) Wallinger and Sarah Wray of Nanaimo, BC as well as Pat (John) Krebbs of Nelson, B.C.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his father, John Leibel and mother Christina Schmidt as well as brother Lawrence and sister Phyllis.
LEKIVETZ - Dorothy May "Dollie" (nee Ross). On Friday, March 27, 2009, Dorothy May Lekivetz, passed away at her home in Regina a month shy of her 97th birthday. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard Lawrence Lekivetz, sisters, Ethel, Lena, Evelyn and brothers, Archie, Maitland, Arnold and Mansel, she is survived by nieces and nephews, Evelyn Herman, Darleen McKenzie, Heather Stumph, Rosemary Fiedrich, Suzanne Bennett, Robbie Ross, Shelley Ross, James Ross, George Ross and Julia Ross, Don Anderson, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Born to pioneer farmers, Angus and Margaret Ross on Caledonia Farm, near Milestone on May 9, 1912, Dorothy became known as Dollie by the age of three. Growing up on the family farm, she loved horses, playing ball and attending town dances chaperoned by her older brothers, of course. Upon graduating from high school, she worked as a housekeeper and nanny for Frank Sattler and his family. On June 22, 1937, she married Lennie and moved to his farm northeast of Milestone. As a farm wife, she worked in the fields, maintained gardens, curled in winter and entertained friends and family in the grand Lekivetz farmhouse. She excelled at baking and began entering breads and cakes in the Provincial Exhibition in Regina where, in 1965, she took first prize for her Jubilee cake. In 1954, Lennie and Dollie sold the farm and moved into their home in Regina where they lived for the next fifty years. In winter, they traveled throughout the United States, spending time in California where Dollie took classes in cooking and many interesting crafts. When they discovered Hawaii, they wintered there for many years and developed lifelong friendships with many people there. At the young age of 65, Dollie took up the game of lawn bowling. She became an excellent lawn bowler and represented Saskatchewan in many national tournaments, coached new bowlers and in later years traveled to tournaments around the world. For family members and friends alike, Dollie has been a gift. Always generous, thoughtful and kind, she took an interest in people and the detail of their lives. She has shared the memories of her life, with humour and grace. Thank you to Heather Stumph and Suzanne Bennett for granting her last wish to die peacefully at home. Thank you to Paul Loftsgard for always being there and to the many friends and neighbours who visited these last months. At Dollie's request there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.
LEKIVETZ - Leonard L. "Lennie" passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93, while in the Pasqua Hospital, on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Lennie is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dollie. Also he is survived by special nieces, Heather, Suzanne and Shelley; special friends Paul Leftsgard, Grace Lekivetz and Doug Dickson who have been very helpful in Lennie's last days and were special all his life. Lennie was born on the farm at Milestone and farmed all his life. As he grew up he was very agile on the piano and started his own band, which played at many dances in the Milestone and District area. Playing ball and curling were also a great joy in his life. Both he and Dollie were graced with many friends, both at home and in Florida, San Diego and Hawaii. Hawaii became the joy of their life and they travelled there in the winters as long as they were able. Lennie was involved in the Cherry Blossom Festival and sponsored many girls in the Cherry Blossom pageant many of whom still corresponded with him until his passing. In the last few years, Lennie enjoyed his trips to Milestone to pick up the mail and have coffee with his friends. Thank you to all the friends and family who came to visit him in the hospital. He truly enjoyed visiting with each of you. No services will be held at his request and cremation will be performed. Lennie's philosophy of life: "What I spend is gone, What I save is lost, But what I give away, I will have forever!
LEWIS - Mildred Louise (nee Gronnerud).After a long and full life, on August 21 Mildred passed away. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Jessie Gronnerud, brothers Orvin, Ralph, Harold, husband Myron. Survived by one sister Margaret Dean of Weyburn, daughter Marion (Joe) Yourkowski, of Saskatoon, sons Tom of Virginia, Orval (Diane Clay) of Regina, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Born 1910 south of Milestone, her childhood was spent between Saskatchewan, Minnesota, California and Florida. She graduated South Minnesota High School, met and married Myron Lewis in 1931. They resided in Minnesota until returning to Lewvan in 1944. No funeral at Mildred's request, private graveside service at Yellow Grass with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating.
LOVETT - Marthe, formerly from Lang/Regina, Sask. passed away peacefully in Fort McMurray on August 11, 2002 at the age of 89 years. Marthe was predeceased by her husband Francis Lovett and one sister Simone Boisvert. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol/Jerry Welsh, five grandchildren, Josh/Tracey Welsh, Nathan/April Welsh, Jillian, Lucas, Jacob Welsh and one great granddaughter Kaylee Welsh. She also has a sister Madeleine Barmby of Milestone, Sask. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at the Regina Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2002.
LUNDE - Denis Austin, late of Corinne, SK. passed away on February 29, 2012 following a short illness, at age 79. Denis was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Mildred Lunde; his wife Donalda; sister Gloria (Bob) Lucas and his brother Douglas. He is survived by his three sons: Don (Lisa Bjornson) of Calgary, AB, Dean (Arla) of Sylvan Lake, AB, and Duane (Lorilei) of Regina, SK; six grandchildren: Karyn, Brendan, Katherine, Rylea, Emory and Taylor; his brother Ron (Irene) Lunde of Regina, SK; sisters-in-law: Karen Lunde of Milestone, SK, Helen Francis of Calgary, AB, Lorraine (Darryl) Cox of Midale, SK; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Denis was born on his grandfather Goldie Anderson's homestead, on February 20, 1933. He received his education at Sidney country school, then attended grade 9 by correspondence. In his early days, Denis worked for PFRA and the Weyburn Co-op. From 1962 until 1970, Denis and his brother Ron operated the Lunde Bros. service station in Corinne. Denis' interests included horses, cattle, hunting, and woodworking. Nothing brought more joy to him than a visit from one of his grandchildren. He supported these interests by farming the quarter of land he purchased from his father in 1970 until he retired in 1996, as well as working as a farm/ranch hand for local farmers. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Milestone Alliance Church, Milestone, SK, with Jason Wigmore officiating. Interment at Milestone Cemetery. A special thank you to the caregivers and staff at Sunset Extendicare for the care he received in his later years.
LUNDE - Donalda Phyllis (nee Dreger) Lunde, late of Corinne, passed away in Regina, on December 7, 2005 at the age of 70 years. Donalda was predeceased by her parents, Lou and Lydia Dreger; by her brother Len Dreger; and her brother-in-law Don Francis. Donalda is survived by her husband; Denis Lunde, Corinne; her sons Donald (Lisa Bjornson) Lunde, Calgary, AB; Dean (Arla) Lunde, Sylvan Lake, AB; Duane (Lorilei) Lunde, Regina; six grandchildren: Karyn, Brendan, Katherine, Rylea, Emory, and Taylor; two sisters: Helen Francis, Calgary, AB; Lorraine (Darryl) Cox, Midale; sister-in-law: Nel Dreger, Winfield, BC; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins. Donalda was born in Yellow Grass on January 8, 1935. She received her elementary education beginning at Lang School, then Rocky Bluff and Heiberg Schools, before graduating from Lang in 1954. She attended Teachers' College at Moose Jaw and later received her Standard A Teacher's Certificate. Donalda taught elementary classes for eight years: at Sidney School, Regina, Swift Current, and Weyburn. Later, she was a substitute teacher and drove a school bus to Milestone for 27 years until her retirement in 2003. Donalda's hobbies were cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, craftwork, and genealogy. She loved spending time with her grandchildren as well as time outdoors. Her outlook on life was always most practical. Donalda so loved her many friends; she was always ready to do a favour, ready to entertain, and most of all to make others happy. She was devoted to the importance of family and friendship. People and church were most important to her. Donalda is at peace and has no more suffering after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 12, at Milestone Alliance Church, with Pastor Lawrence Hudsun and Pastor Adam Beach officiating. Private interment.
LUNDE - Mildred Fay (nee Anderson), age 88, passed away peacefully at her residence at Regina Pioneer Village on Wednesday, June 13, 2001. She is predeceased by her parents, Goldie Anderson and Martha Anna Moerike; sisters June Anderson and Pearl Omoth; brother Leland (Bud) Anderson; son-in-law Bob Lucas; grandson Kirk Lucas; husband Paul J. Lunde. Surviving are: her daughter, Gloria Lucas and granddaughter Goldie Anne (Larry) Engel of Regina; son Denis (Donalda), grandsons Don (Lisa), Karyn and Brendan of Calgary; grandson Dean (Arla), Rylea and Emory of Sylvan Lake, Alta.; grandson Duane of Regina, son Ronald (Irene); grandson Paul (Kenda), Angelina and Paul Jr. of Rouleau; grandsons, Scott of Saskatoon, Gary of Regina and granddaughter Tanya (Jason) Dueck, Chelsea and Linaea of Regina and son Douglas of Yellow Grass. Mildred was born at her parents farm home, south of Wilcox on May 31, 1913. She attended Vimy School and married Paul J. Lunde on August 18, 1931 at Macoun. They farmed and lived southwest of Milestone until 1970 when they retired and moved to Milestone. Mildred moved to Regina in 1991. She had been actively involved with the Lutheran Daughter's Reformation, Sidney Ladies' Aid and Merry Milestone Organization, as well as enjoyed the local Drop In Centre. She was skilled in creating makeovers from secondhand garments, long after the '30's; designed costumes for Hallowe'en, Christmas concerts and carnivals for her children and grandchildren; braided rugs from recycled fabric and made numerous quilts. She enjoyed baking and serving her "White Cookies" with tea. She kept her house spotless at all times and was well known for her weekly Saturday night local shopping trips to Milestone donned with hat, gloves and heels. Mildred was always thrifty and it was obvious that a hard life makes a strong woman in spite of her petite size. Special friends included Mrs. Cryer, Edith Tingvold and sister-in-law, Olga Lunde. She was always proud of her family, especially her grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 15, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford and Pastor Laurie Hudson officiating. Interment will be in Milestone Cemetery.
LUNDE - Olga (nee Omoth). On November 7, 2000, Mrs. Olga Lunde, late of Milestone, Sask., passed away at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Rudolph in 1994; son-in-law Gus Peterson in 1991; all six of her brothers and sisters, Lawrence, Ted and Kial, and Bertha, Hilda and Cora; Olga is survived by daughter Joy Peterson, Brandon; son Robin (Arlo), Moose Jaw; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Olga enjoyed her many years in the Milestone community and her last six months in Regina. We all mourn the loss of this wonderful lady. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at the Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery at a later date.
LUNDE - Ronald (1936 - 2013). Ronald Lunde, formerly of Milestone and late of Regina passed away June 25, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital. Predeceased by parents Paul and Mildred; brothers Denis and Doug; sister Gloria and sister-in-law Donelda. He is survived by wife Irene; sons Paul (Kenda), Scott, Gary; daughter Tanya (Curtis); grandson Paul (Alyssa); granddaughters Angelina (Ash), Chelsea and Linaea; great-grandchildren Emily, Arianna, Keira, Nichola and many relatives and friends. No service by request. Thanks to the doctors and staff on 3D at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care.
MADER - Robert "Bob" Donald Mader, of Regina, died suddenly on Monday, October 31 at age 62. Bob leaves behind many who loved him dearly: his daughters Joelle Mader (Brett Stevens) of Ottawa and Amy Mader (James Gates) of Regina; Joelle's and Amy's mother, Margot Mader, of Regina; brother Doug Mader (Barb) of Lumsden; sister Donaleen Mader of Panorama, BC; granddaughter, Greta; and, his dear companion of recent years, Carol Porter. Bob was very involved in the Regina community; he especially loved music, golf and learning new things. He gave fully of his time, skill and energy to many activities, and it was a rare outing where Bob didn't meet someone he knew. Bob lived almost his whole life in Saskatchewan, born in Nokomis, early years in Hudson Bay, high school in Milestone, and university in Saskatoon. He spent 35 years with SaskPower in Regina, retiring in 2002. Many may remember him as the man with the bike and carrier riding back and forth to work each day down Wascana Parkway. Bob's family would like to give special thanks to the staff at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre and the many people who have shown so much support and friendship to him. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina.
MARSHALL - Clover (nee Stein) Renwick Marshall was born on December 18, 1918 in Lang, SK to Frank and Ruth Stein. She married her first husband Walter Renwick in 1942 and their son, David was born a year later. Clover and Walter farmed near Milestone until Walter passed away in 1948. Clover married Edward Marshall in 1954 and had two children, Cheryl and Danny. They farmed in the Balcarres district until Edward passed away in 2000. Clover was predeceased by her two husbands, her son David in 1997, four brothers and a sister. Clover will be lovingly remembered by her children Danny and Cheryl (Ron) Rilling; daughterin-law Maryanne Renwick (Rob); four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
MARTIN - 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.
MATCHETT - Jean (February 12, 1914 - January 15, 2013). Jean passed away peacefully at Wetaskiwin, Alberta at the age of 98. She is survived by her son, Jack (Muriel) Matchett of Wetaskiwin, Alberta; grandchildren, Brad (Brenda); great-grandchildren, Brett, Brooklyn and Britney; grandchildren, Jeff (Darcy Helmeczi) all of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan; son-in-law, Bob Kotowich of Calgary, Alberta; granddaughter, Linda Kotowich Pickford (Ken) of Calgary, Alberta; grandson, Tyler Roberts of Vancouver, B.C.; granddaughter, Drell (Marcus) Bell; great-grandchildren, Kayson and Tyra of Virginia Beach, United States as well as nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; daughter, Jean (infant); daughters, Joyce Kotowich and Marion Roberts. Jean will be laid to rest with her husband, Wilfred at Milestone Cemetery on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Ellis Officiating.
McCALLUM - Gerald Ross McCallum passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the age of 80 years. He is predeceased by his parents, brother and sister, and his wife Lil. Gerald is survived by his best friend Gerry Campbell; son Brad McCallum, daughters Sandy Schmidt (Deryle Clisby), Donna Dreger, and Colleen Fillion (Garth Jeffery); grandchildren Voni (Brent), Jamie (Duane) and Crystal (Brady), Jenessa, Tara, Katelyn, Keenan, Tyler, Shea (Cindy), thirteen greatgrandchildren, and brother Jack (Fran) McCallum. Memorial Service will be held at Milestone United Church on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
McCARTNEY - Frances Barbara (nee Williams). Tuesday, December 21, 1999, Frances Barbara McCartney, late of Milestone, beloved wife of Willis McCartney, passed away in her 81st year. Predeceased by her parents, George and Ila Williams, Frances is survived by her loving husband, Willis, of 58 years; two daughters: Faye (Garnet) Altwasser of Brooks, AB, and their children: Brent (Tilly), Laura Marie (Vince) Elgersma, Joanne (Donavon) Saltvold, and Mark; Barbara (Terry) Mitchell of Battleford, and their children: Paul (Jacquie), Brenna Lea (Jon) Bath; four great grandchildren: Scott, Emma Lynn, Jordan, Myra; one sister, Eunice (Bob) Sambrook; three brothers: Ben (Lily) Williams; Bud Williams; Art (Karen) Williams; two sisters-in-law: Jean Brown, Mildred McCartney; one brother-in-law: Hugh (Janet) McCartney; as well as many special nieces and nephews. Frances' greatest joy in life was doing something for other people, whether it was making a gift or playing a joke at their expense. No matter when someone dropped in, the coffee pot was always on and an extra place was set at the table. Job-sharing was not a new concept to Frances and Willis, as together they successfully operated their family farm for 58 years of marriage. Frances loved to lend a helping hand and share her talents whenever they were need in her community; decorating for 4-H, creating figure skating costumes, baking and decorating special cakes, leading Explorers, writing skits and poems for special occasions, to name a few. Because Frances grew up in adverse times, she was unable to complete her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Consequently she placed strong value on her family's pursuit of post secondary education. However, what she lacked in formal training she more than made up in caring for and nurturing all around her. Frances' grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. Many wonderful memories were created over the years. We have been blessed indeed. Funeral service was held Friday, December 24 in Milestone United Church, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment followed in Milestone Cemetery. Her three grandsons and her three grandsons-in-law served as pallbearers. Frances' granddaughters read the scriptures and her grandsons conveyed all the grandchildren's love for Grandma in the eulogy.
McCLELLAND - Mary Evelyn McClelland passed away October 23, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital after a short illness at the age of 101. She was born July 23, 1908 at Milestone, Sask. She leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter Eileen (Fred) Dempsey, two sons, Dale (Joan) and Ray (Judy) and daughter in law, Elsie, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by 1 sister, Nora, and 1 brother Jack (Almeda). Evelyn was predeceased by her husband W. Earl McClelland, her son, Don, two grandsons, Daryl and Parker, six brothers and three sisters. Evelyn embraced life and cherished the special times she spent with family and friends. She loved to travel, especially to Vernon, BC to visit her daughter and family. Playing cards and doing crossword puzzles were her favorite past times. She did needle work until her eyesight failed. A Graveside Service will take place Friday, October 30, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Ave. E. Please meet inside the gate. Memorial Service to follow at Renaissance Retirement Home, 1801 McIntyre Street.
McCREADY - Rupert S. McCready passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Rupert was predeceased by his wife Thelma; parents James and Mariam and brother Alex. Rupert is survived by his daughter Avril (Garry) Wirth; grandchildren Jasmin (Chad), Harland; great-grandson Theo; brothers Floyd, Tom, Bruce (Maxine); sisters Frances Bryan, Grace (Charles) Bullock, Beatrice (Robert) Webster; sister-in-law Grace; brother-in-law Eldon (Lorraine) Terry; special nephews John (Pam), Warren (Krista). A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Milestone United Church, 910 Prairie Ave., Milestone, Sask.. Interment to follow at the Milestone Cemetery.
McCREADY - Thelma (nee Terry). On Tuesday, June 25, 2002, Thelma McCready, late of Milestone, passed away at the age of 74 years. Thelma is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Rupert; daughter Avril (Garry) Wirth; grandchildren, Jasmin and Harland; brother Eldon (Lorraine) Terry; special nephews, John and Warren (Krista); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held TODAY (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
McKIM - Gladys (nee Sambrook) January 24, 1925 - August 11, 2013. Gladys passed away peacefully at home in Milestone, SK where she was born and raised and where she and her husband and partner Ken of 49 years farmed and raised their children. She was an avid gardener, very active in the community and a role model for us all. Gladys was her family's core. She was so loved and will be terribly missed by her children Lynne (Don) Forbes, Barry (Juanita) McKim, Dean (Karen) McKim; her grandchildren Kelly (Spencer) Parfitt, Craig (Lisa) Schaeffer, Nayda (Ryder Watson) McKim, Nicole McKim, Kyle (Jamie) Cairns, Karlie and Dustin McKim; great-grandchildren Cole, Logan, Carter Schaeffer, Lily, Mary Parfitt; sister Jean Nicholas; sister-in-law Ida Sambrook and their families. She is predeceased by her husband Ken; daughter Lois Schaeffer; grandchildren Brittany McKim and Mike Forbes; siblings Doris Sambrook and Walter Sambrook and brother-in-law Lee Nicholas. Our mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend was a woman who was hardworking, sensible, practical, dependable, selfless, devoted and loving. Now it is time for you to rest. Your work here is done. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Milestone United Church, 910 Prairie Ave., Milestone, SK. with Rev. Marilyn Keerak officiating.
McKIM - Robert Kenneth. On Thursday, August 22, 2002 Robert Kenneth "Ken" McKim, late of Milestone 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 50 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 was held on Monday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Carol McBean officiating.
McMANUS - Emma Louise "Em" (nee Crawford), late of Milestone, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 in Regina, at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her parents James and Moira Crawford; brother Stuart; and husband John in 1997. Em is lovingly remembered by her family, son Jim (Lynn); grandchildren Leigh (Matt) Spence and Paul (Carolyn); great grandchildren Emma, Sarah and Brooke; sister Jean Swain; as well as several nieces and nephews. Em was born and raised in the Summerberry area. She went to Rose Lane elementary and high school in Summerberry. After graduating she went to Teachers College in Regina and later accepted a position at McCoy school south of Milestone. Em married John McManus in 1945. They lived in Milestone where they raised their only son Jim, until John's retirement, after which they spent their winters in Arizona. Em loved to sew, paint, was a great cook and most of all loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a very happy person who always had a smile and a cheery hello for her many friends and acquaintances throughout her life. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the Milestone Cemetery.
McMANUS - Raymond Homer, age 86, passed away peacefully at Regina Pioneer Village on July 24, 2008, surrounded by his daughter Lynn and 3W staff. He was predeceased by his parents Homer and Lola McManus; brothers Donald and John; sister Merle Taylor and brothers-in-law Ron Taylor and Ken Hendrickson. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Lynn, Regina; sister Maxine Hendrickson, Gray; sisters-in-law Emma McManus, Regina and Lorraine Williams, Calgary; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In 1993, Ray lost his wife Nancy after a lengthy illness. Ray was born in Milestone on February 21, 1922. He was raised and educated there. Enlisting in the RCAF in 1941, Ray was eventually posted to 420 Operational Squadron of 6 Bomber Group at Tholthorpe, Yorkshire. He was awarded the Operational Wings in recognition of services on completion of a tour against the enemy. In 1945, Ray married Nancy Munro and they made their home in Milestone. He joined his dad and John in the family farm implement business, selling Massey Ferguson equipment until 1976. Ray believed in giving back to his community. He was an honorary life member of the Elks, a Legion member, served on town council, and was on the Board of Directors for Carrington Court. Ray was an avid curler, enjoyed the big band era music, and held Saskatchewan Roughrider tickets for years. In 1986, Ray and Nancy returned to England for an RCAF reunion, visiting Tholthorpe where Ray was posted in WWII. They also wintered in Mesa, Arizona, spending time with Lynn when she visited. Ray was a "people person" and enjoyed the coffee row conversation. His farm at Riceton remained an important part of his life. On December 19, 2001, Ray moved to Regina Pioneer Village. Special thanks to the 3W staff who were so kind to Dad. Also, thank you to Neale Elder Support Services, especially Florence Smith, who brought "a little extra sunshine" into Dad's life. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Milestone cemetery at a later date.
METZ - Leland Peter Metz passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on July 14, 2003 at the age of 83 years. He is predeceased by his parents Peter and Magdalene Metz; brother Arnold and twins Raymond and Kathleen, all in infancy. Leland is survived by his brothers Milford (Dorothy) of Regina, Melvin and Laverne of Rowatt; and sisters Louise Metz of Rowatt and Eileen (Ed) Gallagher of Sylvan Lake, AB; numerous nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, as well as many friends. After serving in the Armed Forces during the 2nd World War, Leland returned home to Rowatt and began farming. He later moved to the Milestone area where he farmed with his brother Milford until retiring. Leland was an avid sportsman, enjoyed hunting and fishing for many years. He was a loving brother and uncle and will be sadly missed and remembered always. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Anne's R.C. Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina with Rev. Barry Anwender presiding. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
MIDDLETON - Ethel (nee Hutchinson). It is with deep sadness that we, her family, announce the passing of Ethel on November 7, 2007 at Sunset Extendicare. She was born on July 26, 1920 near Milestone, SK. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years Harold in 1995; parents Eva and Archie Hutchinson; brother and sister-in-law Elmer and Ethel Hutchinson. Ethel is survived by her loving children Bob (Valerie) Middleton, Connie Middleton and Carol (Brian) O'Byrne; grandchildren Lana (Willie), Kelsey, Anthony (Jennifer) and Angie (Tom); great grandchildren Jesse, Marquel, Logan, Eric, Brittany and Austin; brother Ron (Marion) Hutchinson; dear nieces and nephews; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She cherished her family and we will miss her. We would like to thank the staff at Sunset Extendicare for taking such good care of Mom and special thanks to Reverend Kevin Johnston. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m
MIDDLETON - Russell George Lawrence Middleton, of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, Weyburn, formerly of Lang, passed away on March 2, 1999 in his 87th year. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Nellie Middleton; sisters: Velma Middleton and Ella Harris; brothers: Bob (Helen) and Harold Middleton. He leaves to mourn his sisters: Irene (Stuart) Carson of Bowmannville, ON and sister-in-law, Ethel Middleton of Regina. He will be lovingly remembered by his niece, Lorraine (Ernest) Elder of Weyburn; nephew, Bob (Valerie) Middleton; niece, Connie Middleton, all of Regina; niece, Carol (Brian) O'Byrne of Prince George, BC; as well as many other nieces and nephews. He lived all his life in the Lang district occupied in the farming industry. In later years, he moved to Weyburn. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date.
MILLS - Ruth Culbert-Mills of Calgary passed away suddenly at her residence on May 26, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Her loving kind heart and generosity towards others will be truly missed. Ruth was born on May 6, 1919 in Lang, Sask. After graduating from grade 12, Ruth went on to train and work as a psychiatric nurse in Weyburn, Sask. She later resided in Milestone, Sask. where she and her husband, Stan, farmed for many wonderful years. In 1981, Ruth moved to Calgary to be closer to her daughter and her family. Ruth was predeceased by her first husband Stan Culbert in 1979, her second husband John Mills in 2001 and by 5 of her siblings. She leaves behind in loving memory her 2 sisters, Chris and Geneva (Donald), 2 children, Marlene (Donald) and Dale, 4 grandchildren, Tracey (Charlene), Terri (Bob), Trevor (Sherrie) and Tim (Thresa), 7 great-grandchildren, Leyna (Kevin), Jamie, Ashley, Casey, Codie, Alex and Sean and 1 great-great grandchild, Emma, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth loved spending time with her family, friends and her companions at the Oddfellow Rebekah Tower. Ruth's love of life and sports will leave a lasting and unforgetable memory in our hearts. We love you and will miss you forever.Memorial service will be held in memory of Ruth on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Highway #1, East Victoria Avenue, Regina
MISSAL - Valerie "Joyce" (nee Glover). Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and friend slipped away peacefully on July 9, 2013 with her family by her side at Weyburn General Hospital after a 9 month battle with cancer. Mom's family always came first. She was dedicated to her work but committed to her family and was loved and will be missed by all. Mom was predeceased by her parents Ethel Glover and Ted Glover, brother Kenny Glover, sister Linda Mae Glover, father in law Ernest Missal and brother in law Garry Stein. She is survived by her husband of 40 years Bill Missal, her children Tami (Mark) Beck and their children Kylie and Kaden, Mark (Laura) Missal and their children Nate and Nash, Michael (Krista) Missal and their children Jack and Leo, sisters Diane Stein, Lee (Gerry) Treleaven, Ann (Dean) Knouse, Pam (Gary) Glover, brothers John (Leona) Glover and Dennis Glover, mother in law June Missal, Brothers in law Bob (Ellen) Missal, Greg Missal and Tim Missal, sister in law Susan (Glen) Moon. Left to mourn her loss also are numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Lang Hall, Lang, SK. with Judy Beck and Marj McLeod officiating. Interment will follow at Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK. Mom was born in Herbert, SK, on June 18, 1952. She attended Glen Kerr school and moved to Milestone in 1965 where she continued her education. In 1967 she met Bill at Milestone High School and they started dating shortly after. Bill and Joyce got married in 1972 and settled in Regina. In 1974 mom and dad moved back to Lang where they started their family. Tami, Mark and Mike were all raised in Lang. Mom took time while raising the kids to do things that she loved like sewing, crafts and various home businesses. Mom began her career working at beautiful Plains Villa in 1989 as a care aid. This sparked her lifelong passion for caring for others. Hard work and dedication helped her move into management positions. She managed homes in Yellow Grass, Weyburn, Avonlea, Gull Lake and Pontiex. In 2001 mom started in Regina at the Marion Chateau as the duty manager. After 3 years she left to become the General Manager of The Bentley at Hillsdale in Regina. She was a dedicated and devoted employee right up until the time of her diagnosis. We would like to send heartfelt thanks to the doctors in Regina, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Koul and Dr. Khan. As well as all the nurses and staff at the Pasqua and General hospitals in Regina and Tatagwa View in Weyburn. A special thanks to all the amazing nurses and staff at Weyburn General Hospital who took such great care of mom, and Dr. Stewart who treated mom like family.
MITCHELL - Ethel Murl Mitchell was born to Thomas and Ruby Mitchell on February 18, 1928 on the farm at Lang. In 1969 Ethel became the Pleasantdale R.M. administrator. She held that post for 11 years. Following this she set up an office in the house basement, and became the village administrator and ran Mitchell Folden S.G.I. Insurance. Ethel was very mathematically inclined and often did income tax forms, payroll and books for various individuals and local businesses. She was meticulous in her books. An auditor for the R.M. remarked that they were the neatest set of books he had ever seen. Ethel was very community minded and was the treasurer for the Pleasantdale Community Association for many years. You would never ask her to bake a pie, but she could fix the lawn mower or grease the mulcher. She always appreciated a gift of the latest tool on the market. If she saw a TV advertisement for a new and improved tool version she would say, "You can get me that for Christmas." Ethel always did the driving we weren't sure whether she insisted because she loved to drive,or she didn't think others could drive well enough. Her last greatest interest was the moving of the former Pleasantdale United Church to the Pleasantdale cemetery. She was responsible for its new name the "Pleasantdale Cemetery Chapel." Ethel is survived by sister Gwen (Roy) Schmidt and their family Carol (Keith) Dreger, Larry (Adele), Warren (Arlene), Daryl (Valerie) and their families; sister Mae Domes and her family Grant (Shirley), Linda (Ken) Peters, Ross , Brian, Vernon (Debbie) Domes and their families; close friend Frances Folden and her nieces Faye (Alec) Smith, Gail (Rick) Strachan, Brenda (Kerry) Stafford and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ruby Mitchell and brother-in-law Edward Domes. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, May 28, at 2:00 p.m. from the St. George's Roman Catholic Church, Naicam, with Fr. Andrew Britz, OSB as celebrant. Honorary pallbearers were all who knew and loved Ethel. Active pallbearers were Daryl Schmidt, Keith Dreger, Ross Domes, Warren Schmidt, Grant Domes and Brian Domes. Readings were presented by Gail Strachan and the memorial register was attended by Brenda Stafford and Faye Smith. The eulogist was Carol Dreger , and the ushers were Rick Strachan and Joshua Stafford. The organist was Sherry Berthold. Interment followed in the Pleasantdale cemetery.
MITCHELL - Ruth Emma. On March 11, 2004 a proud and dignified lady passed away peacefully after a brief illness in Victoria General Hospital Winnipeg. Ruth was 95. Born in Iowa in 1908, Ruth moved to Canada with her parents in 1910. She resided in Gray, Milestone and Regina until 1992 when she moved to Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her husband J. Winter, sister Leila and brothers Rex and Ron. She will be sadly missed by daughter Donna (George) Thomas of Winnipeg, son Terry (Barbara) Mitchell of Battleford, grandchildren Richard Thomas, Gregory (Lisa) Thomas, Paul (Jacquie) Mitchell and Brenna (Jon) Bath, four great grandchildren, brother Ross (Muriel) Houghtaling of Wawota and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place as per her request and interment will take place at a later date in Regina to rest with her beloved husband.
MISSAL - Herb. It is with deep sadness that the family announce the passing of a very loving husband, father and grandfather, Herb. On February 8, 2004, with his family by his side, the Lord took Herb to his heavenly home at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents Wilhelm and Hulda Missal; daughters Denise and Elaine in infancy; brother Ernest. His memory will always be cherished by his loving wife of 61 years, Fay; son Dwayne (Leeann) and their daughters Orinda and Tereena; Richard (Alvena) and their son Aaron (fiancÈe Crystal), and daughter Sheri; brother Art (Hilde) Missal, Milestone, SK; sister-in-law June Missal and a special aunt Emma Eberhardt, both of Lang, SK; as well as nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends; four god-children: Bill Missal, Susan (Missal) Moon, Laurie (Svedahl) Ridgway, Sonja (Svedahl) Stone, Regina. He cherished the many years spent with his family. Herb joined the army in 1942 serving overseas. Upon returning home he worked at the Co-op Refinery for four years then went into farming at Lang. He farmed until his health started to fail. Herb went into the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in 1991 where he remained until his passing. Herb had a great deal of praise for the staff for the wonderful care he received. The family are truly grateful to the staff of Unit 3-6 for the T.L.C. to Herb. A Funeral Service will be held. on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating.
MOERIKE - Selma Martha. On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, Selma Martha Moerike, late of Regina, and formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 92 years. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Regina Lutheran Home, 1925 5th Avenue North with Pastor Dennis Fingas officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
MOON - Earl Kenneth (April 12, 1926 - December 13, 2010). It is with sadness that the family of Earl Moon announces his passing on Monday, December 13, 2010, in the Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea, formerly of Riceton and Lang, at 84 years of age. Left to cherish his memory are: his loving wife of 61 years, Ruth; son Randy (Patricia) Moon and children Michelle (Greg) Henry and Stephen (Amber) Moon; son Dean (Elaine) Moon, children Robin Bechard, Robbie Bechard, Carmen Bechard (Sara) and Leanne (Mike) Sjodin; son Bart (Rhonda) Moon, children April Moon, Bobby Moon (Noy), Corey (Melody) Heiberg, Nicole (Darren) Scott and Amanda Heiberg (Ryan); and son Glen (Susan) Moon and children Shawna Moon (Dean), Alison Moon and Amanda Moon (Marshall); as well as 11 greatgrandchildren and sister-in-law Bernice Moon and numerous nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by three brothers, Louis (Helen), Edwin (Merna) and Lloyd. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Judy Beck officiating. Thank you to the staff at the Coteau Range Manor for their excellent care. Interment in Lang Cemetery.
MOON - Lloyd. On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, Mr. Lloyd Moon of Regina, formerly of Lang, passed away suddenly at the age of 91 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years Bernice; children Terry (Judy) Moon and Darla (Keith) Cinnamon; six grandchildren Michael (Corry) Moon, Paula (Chris) Moon-Wozney, Lisa Moon, Lori (Rocky) Moon-Penner, Annette Moon and Shawn Letourneau; nine great grandchildren; brother Earl (Ruth) Moon; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers Louis and Edwin and grandson Scott Letourneau. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lang Community Hall, in Lang, SK. with interment to follow in the Lang Cemetery.
MOORHEAD - Erna Marie (nee Larsen). On Sunday, April 6, 2008 Erna Marie Moorhead, late of Milestone, SK, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband, Crawford; granddaughter, Rhonda Robinson; grandson, Daniel Moorhead; son-in-law, Doug Lunde; sister, Agnes Ridings; brother, Audon Larsen. Erna is survived by her children Robert (Judy) Moorhead, Karen Lunde (Ken Moerike), Edgar (Phyllis) Moorhead, Ann Robinson, Richard Moorhead, Jim (Joan) Moorhead, Lori (Darcy) Perra, Ken (Wendy) Moorhead; daughter-in-law, Gina Moorhead; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother Paul (Jewel) Larsen, two sisters-inlaw, Verna (Art) Setrum, Pearl Ashby; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina.
MOWREY - Gerald (May 11, 1924 - March 27, 2013). Gerry passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Tatagwa Nursing Home in Weyburn, SK at the age of 88. Gerry was predeceased by his wife Helen in 2011; son Glen; daughter Linda; parents Leo and Rosie Mowrey; siblings Wesley Mowrey and Bernice Ward. Gerry is survived by his son Gary (Joanne) Mowrey; son- in-law John Penfold; grandchildren Geri Zajanski, Julie (Rob) Konowalchuk, James (Denise) Penfold, Mark (Tammy) Mowrey and Todd (Tereen) Mowrey; 10 great-grandchildren and siblings Morley Mowrey, Dorothy Casler and Lois Mantei. Gerald was born in 1924 on a farm north of Milestone. He attended Milestone and Hendrickson Schools. In 1943 he went to Regina and took a course in welding and machine work. He returned to Milestone in 1945 and worked for Milestone Coop. In 1946, Gerry and Helen were married and lived just outside of Milestone, where they raised their family. In 1952 Gerry took up farming and worked for Milestone School Unit in the winter months for several years. In 1975 they moved into Milestone and continued farming until 1980. After retirement, they spent many winters in the southern states and enjoyed camping and fishing trips in the summer. Gerry was always interested in sports and attended and participated in many ball tournaments and sport days in the summer, then curling and hockey games in the winter. Right up to his last days, you would always find him watching some kind of sport on his T.V. Weíll all miss him dearly. To honour Gerry's wish there will be no funeral service.
MOWREY - Helen Magdalene (nee Braaten) passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the age of 91 at Tatagwa View Nursing Home in Weyburn. Helen was predeceased by a son Glen and a daughter Linda Penfold; her parents Hjalmar and Minda Braaten; siblings Helga Satherlie, Borgny Renwick, Olga Odne, Willie Braaten and Ken Braaten. Helen is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Gerald Mowrey; son Gary (Joanne) Mowrey; son-in-law John Penfold and grandchildren Geri Zajanski, Julie (Rob) Konowalchuk, James (Denise) Penfold, Mark (Tammy) Mowrey, Todd (Tereen) Mowrey and nine great grandchildren. Helen is also survived by her sisters Ingrid Parron and Lois Larsen. Helen was born on November 27, 1919 on a farm west of Milestone and attended Sidney School. After working in Wilcox, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. She took her training in Ontario and spent two and a half years working on safety equipment and air sea rescue. She was later posted to the west coast and remained there until the war ended. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Gerald Mowrey. It was a double wedding with her sister and brother-in-law, Les and Borgny Renwick. They shared a yard just outside of Milestone with Les and Borgny and this is where they raised their family. In 1975, they moved into Milestone and continued to farm until 1980. After retirement they spent many winters in the southern United States and enjoyed camping trips in the summer. Helen loved the outdoors, she was either in the garden, raking leaves or shoveling snow! She also made many quilts that we will always cherish. But above all, Helen’s greatest love was her husband Gerry and family. We will all miss her dearly. The family would like to thank Tatagwa House 8 staff for their kindness and care given to Helen during her stay. To honour Helen’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
NEWMAN - Alfred Adolf. Saturday, February 22, 2003 Alfred Adolf Newman, age 85 years, late of Lang, SK passed away in the Regina General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Adolf and Amanda Newman, Alfred is survived by his sister Esther Newman, Lang, SK. Cremation. There will be no Memorial Service at his request. Interment at a later date in Lang Cemetery.
NICHOLAS - Harry Nicholas (January 24, 1921 - February 22, 2011). A Celebration of Life service for Harry will beheld Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Milestone United Church.
NICHOLAS - Lee Allister (1918 - 2006), late of Milestone, SK, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Lee was predeceased by his daughter Sharon in 1964; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nicholas; his brother Marion and an infant brother Gerald. Also predeceasing were his sistersin-law, Bertine Nicholas, Mae Nicholas and Doris Sambrook; brothers-in-law, Walter Sambrook and Ken McKim. Lee is survived by his wife of sixty years, Jean; one daughter Joan (Neil) Henry; two grandchildren, Greg (Michelle) Henry and Renee Henry, as well as three very special great granddaughters, Taylor, Sarah and Tessa. Lee is also survived by one brother Harry Nicholas and sisters-in-law Gladys McKim and Ida Sambrook. Lee was part of a very large close family and so leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lee was born and raised on the farm south of Milestone. In 1942 as a soldier in the 11th Canadian Armored Tank Brigade he went off to war leaving his fiancee behind. Lee and Jean were married in January 1946 and continued to live on the farm. While farming and raising their family Lee was very involved with the United Church, the Co-op and the 4-H. During their semi-retirement they took up square and round dancing which led to many new friends and many fun times. In the last few years Lee's health had deteriorated but he still continued to enjoy playing cards with his many friends at the Drop Inn. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Private family interment.
NICHOLSON - Velda Tate (nee Howe), late of Regina and formerly of Milestone, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2000, at the age of 94. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Wayne Knouse officiating.
ODDIE - Gladys Meberhern. A long time resident of Regina, Gladys passed away in her 95th year at the Regina Lutheran Home on Tuesday, September 24, 2002. Gladys was born on October 26, 1907 in Ymir, B.C., the eldest daughter of Susannah (Strickland) and Alex Oddie. As a child she moved with her parents first to Cochrane, Alberta and then to Milestone, Sask. She grew up on the family farm south of Milestone and attended public and high school there. In 1927 she moved to Regina to attend Campbell Business College. On completion of her training she obtained employment with the Saskatchewan Pool Elevators Company Ltd. She spent her entire working career there, first in the filing department and eventually in the payroll department. She retired in 1971 due to ill health. She resided in the Cornwall Village Co-operative until recently. Gladys will be remembered for her friendliness, kindness and devotion to others. In spite of ever increasing health problems, she did her utmost to retain her independence and sense of humor. Preceding her in death were her brother Langford and her sister Marguerite Underwood. Surviving are her sister Jean Wenhardt of Saskatoon and her sister-in-law Emmie Oddie of Regina, also nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews, in whom she took special interest. Niece Rosemary Oddie of Regina was especially helpful and kind to Gladys in her declining years. Anyone so wishing may make a donation in Gladys' memory to the Outreach Unit, Regina Public Library. A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Riverside Memorial Park, 815 Assiniboine Ave. East, Regina. Following this, friends are invited to join the family at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Lower Hall, 2161 Winnipeg St., Regina.
ORR - Priscilla Jane passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011, in Regina. She was born on April 19, 1911 near Milestone SK. During the thirties, she worked as a school teacher and secretary. Priscilla married Weldon Orr, of Regina, in January 1940, just weeks before his regiment left for England. He returned in 1945, and their only child, David, was born in 1946. Priscilla helped her husband in their family business, The Boy's Shop, in Regina. Weldon passed away in 1980. Endlessly hospitable, she also worked tirelessly for her beloved Liberal Party, holding many executive positions. Predeceased by her brothers, Ralph and Paul; her sisters, Alice and Mildred; she is survived by her son, David Orr and his wife Lynn Squires, of Sherwood Park AB; and many loving nieces, nephews and family members. A Funeral Service to celebrate Priscilla's life will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Father Allen Doerksen officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
OMOTH - Alma (nee Gates). On Saturday, November 29th, Alma Omoth passed away at the age of 98. Alma was born on October 9, 1905 at Milestone, SK. She is predeceased by her husband Lawrence; parents Nellie and Louis; brothers Stewart, Charlie, Jim, Louis and Garvin. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Maxine, Audrey (Frank) of Regina and Wayne (Ann) of Edmonton; grandchildren Lorne (Charlene), Susan (Bill), Kathryn (Calvin), Lindsey (Dave), and Jennifer; great grandchildren Ben, Preston, Ryan, Brittany, Jayme, Danielle and Dawson; sisters Grace, Eveyln, Nell and Nora; brothers George, Jack (Meda) and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Robert Leeson officiating.
OMOTH - Grace Helen passed away peacefully at Stuart Manor, Regina at the age of 101 years, 11 months and 25 days. Grace was born in Fournier, Ont., in April 1902 and came west to Milestone, SK., with her parents and brother Stewart in 1905. In 1919 she married Ted Omoth and began her life as a farmer's wife. She was predeceased by her husband Ted, grandson David, granddaughter Sonia, sons-in-law Derek Nelson, Dave (Mickey) McKay, parents Louis and Nellie Gates, sister Alma, brothers Stewart, Charlie, Jim, Louis and Garvin. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Bernice McKay, and Doris Nelson; sons Arnold (Hazel), Marvin (Gloria); grandchildren Bob (Lorraine), Marilyn (Fred), Brenda (Ross), Frank (Lorraine), Myrna (Bob), Kevin (Barb), Garnet (Brenda), Donna (Ted), Laura, Susan (Gerry), Joni; sisters Evelyn, Nell, and Nora; brothers George and Jack (Meda); 24 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina, SK. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens. Many thanks to the staff at Stuart Manor for their kind and compassionate care given to our Mom for the past nine years.
PANASIUK - Brandi Lane (August 23, 1993 - October 4, 2008). Brandi passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her grandparents, Dianne Harrison and Norman Nergard, Brandi is survived by her mother Norma (Mike) Saip, her father Rene (Sarah) Panasiuk: two brothers, Shayne Nergard and Hunter Saip: two sisters, Abby Yee and Shelby Panasiuk: grandparents; Harry and Lila Panasiuk, Val and Daryl Schmidt, Dorothy Walker, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lawrence Hudson officiating.
PAROHL - Mildred Clara (nee Winkler) Parohl passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital, (Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the age of 94 years. Mildred was born to Max and Eleanore Winkler on the farm in Lang, SK on December 1, 1909 and was the eldest of nine children. Mildred is survived by her sons, Kenneth and Brian; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; her sister Mariam Andreas; and her brother Arthur Winkler. She was predeceased by her husband Herman and her daughter Marlene. She was loved by all who knew her. Funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, Calgary, AB on Tuesday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m.
PATTERSON - Caron George Patterson "Pat" (April 19, 1933 - January 11, 2006). The family sadly announces that Caron "Pat" Patterson passed away peacefully in Saskatoon on January 11th due to congenital heart disease. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Valerie, four children and nine grandchildren; Garth (Carol Ann), Luke and Eric of Saskatoon, Gail (Gary), Jenna, Kelsey and Chad of Saskatoon, Blair (Jackie), Tyler, Shaun and Kyle of Calgary and Daryl (Kelly) and Nolan of Charlotte, NC and brother Allan of Saskatoon. Pat was born in Avonlea, SK to George "Lowrey " and Mabel Jane Patterson. When he was 6 years old the family moved to Milestone, SK where he spent the rest of his childhood and met his wife, Valerie Carlson. Pat was a "Co-op Man. " He started out driving semi for Co-op, worked hard to continue his education, and furthered his career with Federated Co-op (FCL). He held various management positions in FCL throughout a 35-year career until he retired after suffering a major stroke at the age of 54. He was a member of the FCL Senate. Dad enjoyed life on the family acreage for 24 years until moving into Saskatoon in 2004. He was very proud of his involvement in the development of their new condo. Pat enjoyed staying active. As a member of the Stroke Club he was involved in organizing events. He also enjoyed the fellowship of the Kiwanis Golden K Club and served on the board of the Clavet United Church. He enjoyed his model train and golf, and was very supportive of his wife's love of horses. Pat took great pleasure in organizing their 50th wedding anniversary at the Willows last June. We will dearly miss his positive attitude, determination, intelligence, wit and sage advice. The family wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the staff on the 6th Floor of RUH who diligently cared for him during his illness; to Dr. Jonathon Hey, his dedicated family physician; and to Rev. Noreen Powell, his caring Minister. A memorial service will be held in Saskatoon on Saturday January 14th at 1:30 PM at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor St. E.
PEDERSEN - Dwight Duncan Pedersen, late of Regina, passed away suddenly on December 27th at the age of 58. Dwight, who was born and raised in Milestone, was predeceased by his parents Woodie and Marion Pedersen; Earl and Marjorie Linnen; and niece Ashley Anderson. He will always remain in the hearts of wife Dianna; daughters Becky Pedersen, Krista (Warren) Terry, Rachel Pedersen; grandsons Parker and Tanner Pedersen; sister Brenda (Larry) Greer; brother Darwin (Laurel) Pedersen; brothers-in-law Harvey (Gail Anderson) Linnen, Craig (Alison) Linnen and Stewart Linnen; sister-in-law Judy (Stan) Whiting; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. with Pastor Gordon Grieve officiating. Cremation.
PENFOLD - Gladys Luella (nee Schutt) passed away from this earth on Friday, October 20, 2000 to join her beloved husband Norman who predeceased her on February 18, 1988. Gladys was born on March 3, 1910 to Frank and Lula Schutt in Langdon, North Dakota. She came to Canada on July 4, 1928, where she was proud to have worked as a maid until her marriage to Norman on November 17, 1938. They farmed at Lang until they established their retirement home at B-Say-Tah. They spent many happy hours with their friends and loved to travel. Gladys always said her idea of heaven was going on a cruise. She enjoyed seeing babies and little children. They were always greeted with a wide smile and friendly gesture. Gladys was predeceased by her parents; her brothers and sisters: Phil, Vivian, Ted and Ora. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Jayne Whyte officiating. Cremation.
PENFOLD - Linda Rosemarie Penfold late of Weyburn, SK passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the age of 57 years. Linda was predeceased by her brother, Glen Mowrey. She is survived by her husband, John Penfold, Weyburn; daughter, Geri Zanjanski, Calgary; daughter, Julie (Rob) Konowalchuk, Calgary; son, James (Denise) Penfold, Calgary; three grandchildren: Chad, Ryan and Cole; her parents, Gerry and Helen Mowrey, Milestone; and one brother, Gary (Joanne) Mowrey, Weyburn. At Linda's request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.
PHILLIPS - John Vernon "Vern", late of Milestone, SK, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2002. John resided at Pioneer Village, Regina, SK and was 86 years of age. John was predeceased by his wife Gladys, his daughter Mavis Moerike and stepson Carmen Caswell (Margaret). He is survived by his stepson Garth Caswell (Katie) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and caregivers who assisted John in his daily life. At his request a funeral service will not be held. Interment will be held at a later date.
QUALE - May Elvira (nee Wright) Barmby Quale, of Lang, passed away May 11, 2005 at age 89 of cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Elvira Wight, pioneers in the Crocus Plains District north of Lang; her first husband, Wallace Barmby; brothers Gaylord Wight and his wife Vera (Fielding) and Wayne Wight and his wife Mary Jane (Warren); sisters Marian, Marjorie and her husband Walter Barmby, Myrtle and her husband Bernard Klinkhammer, Mildred and her husband Ronald Houghtaling. She is survived by her loving husband Melvin J. Quale of Lang; her daughter Janet (Harry) Kwasniak of white City; her son George Barmby of Winnipeg, MB; her brother Calvin (Adria) Wight of Ohio; sisters-in-law Kae Gieg-Hittle and Doris Barmby; brother-in-law Oscar Quale; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special family Al and Heather Broderick and their children Christine, Joanne, Terri and John. May taught for 32 years in a number of schools, especially Davin School, Regina (16 years) and will be remembered by her many former students. She was dedicated to quality in primary education and always quietly innovating ways to enhance children's love of reading and writing. Over the years she was active in many clubs and organizations in the communities in which she lived, among them: CGIT, Order of Eastern Star, Helping Hand, Scandinavian Club, United Church of Canada, Sunshine Club of Lang. May reported the Lang news to the Weyburn Review for many years. She was especially proud of her involvement in the Lang Syne book project. May enjoyed many artistic hobbies including making pottery, painting and needlework. It was May's wish to be cremated. There will be a private burial in Lang cemetery beside her parents. A simple memorial gathering for friends will be held in the Lang Hall on May 24, which would have been her 90th birthday.
QUALE - Oscar Julian Quale passed away peacefully at the Palliser Regional Care Center with friends by his side on November 14, 2007 at the age of 95. He was born April 22, 1912 and was the eldest of four children born to John and Mathilda Quale on the homestead Section 4-11-18-W2 (Lang) Oscar married Vida Audrey Loutzenheiser in 1940 in Moose Jaw. He worked at several jobs prior to becoming shop foreman with CPR and retired in 1976. He was predeceased by his father, John, in 1968, his mother, Mathilda, in 1979, his wife Vida in 1983, a sister Gladys Clark in 2002. He is survived by his brother Melvin Quale of Lang, and a sister, Kae Gieg of Edmonton, AB, as well as nieces and nephews and good friends, Colin and Gerry Cowan. A graveside service was held November 16, at Memory Gardens in Swift Current.
RALSTON - Evelyn (nee Domes) Ralston passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2001 in Camrose, AB at the age of 75 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband George; parents Fred and Elsie and one brother Walter. She leaves to cherish her memory one sister Idela Reid; and one brother Don (Linda) Domes. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lang Community Hall in Lang, SK.
RALSTON - Hazel Marie (nee Hyer). On Saturday, March 10, 2007, Hazel Marie Ralston, late of Lang, SK, passed away at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Hyer; brothers, Floyd and Fred Hyer; sister, Florence Hockley. Hazel is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Pudge; two sons, Jim (Kathy), Roger (Gloria); daughter-in-law, Joyce; grandchildren, Steve, Sarah, Rebecca, Jeannette, James, Laura; great-grandchildren Brayden and Madison; sisters, Katherine Kronberger, Anne Roth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Private interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
RASMUSSEN - Robert Myers, born February 16, 1920, passed away February 3, 2001. Predeceased by his mother Lottie and father Enevold, his two brothers Harold and Dale and sister Shirley Anne. Survived by his loving wife Hazel; daughter Karen (Roy Hanna) of Ottawa; brothers Gordon (Kelly), Karl (Irene) and Don (Laura) of Regina; sisters Helen (Barry) McMaster of Brantford, Dorothy (Hank) Doody of Oakville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was raised on a farm near Milestone, Saskatchewan, the second of nine children. The family left farming in the 1930's, moving to Regina where Bob went to Wetmore, then Balfour Technical School to train as a draftsman. At age sixteen, Bob built a model coach which won the Junior First Award for all of North America in the General Motors Fisher Body Craftsman Guild Contest. It was displayed for the King and Queen's visit in 1939. That year he moved to Calgary to work for the No. 4 Training Command of the Canadian Air Force. There he met Hazel Buckley. They married in 1943, living for a year in Edmonton where Bob worked on Imperial Oil's Canol Project. When he accepted a position with Standard Oil of California, they relocated to Calgary for the next three years. In 1947 Bob returned to Regina to go into business with his father and three brothers. Rasmussen's Limited operated as a very successful enterprise for thirty-seven years, until the partners decided to retire in 1984. Bob belonged to the Masonic Wascana Lodge No. 2 and the WA WA Shrine Temple, where he was a past member of the Drum Corps. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2001 in Westminster United Church, 3025 - 13th Avenue at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Knouse officiating. Cremation.
REA - Mildred Edith (nee Bladon), passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the age of 94 years. She was born in Lang, on December 16, 1910. Mildred is predeceased by her husband, Walter Rea; her parents Rilla and Alvin; her sister, Eva; her brothers, Arthur, Carl, Harold, Buck, and Bill. Mildred leaves to mourn her niece, Audrey (Bladon) Hockley of Yellow Grass; great nephews, Darrel Hockley, Darrin and Karen Hockley, Darcy Hockley; and great niece Judy (Jim) Gibbons; great great nieces and nephews, Brittany and Ryan Hockley, Jamie, Johnathon Gibbons, Kyle, Erin and Carter Hockley. Funeral service was held Monday, August 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lang Community Hall with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Lang Cemetery.
REDLICK - Olga Redlick passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2004, at the age of 93 years. Olga was born on June 12, 1911, at Lang, and spent all her life in that community, until the last four years when she moved to the care home in Yellow Grass and then to Coteau Range Manor at Avonlea. Olga was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and six sisters. She is survived by one sister, Ida Heebner of Kelowna, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at St. John Lutheran Church, Lang, on Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Craig Moeller officiating. Interment followed at the Lang cemetery. A special thank you is extended to the staff at Coteau Range Manor for their wonderful care and concern for Olga.
REEVIE - Ruth Virginia (nee Gilchrist) Reevie. At the age of 84, surrounded by her loving family, Ruth passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2005. Ruth was predeceased by her parents William and Verda Gilchrist, devoted husband Robert Reevie; two brothers Forrest (Bud) Gilchrist and Melvin (Bill) Gilchrist; in-laws Charles (Charlie) and Earlene Reevie and Isabel and Leighton Downing. She is survived by and will be lovingly missed by her three daughters and one son and their families, Rhea Reevie of Ottawa, ON, Roy and Kathy Reevie of Regina, grandsons Robert and Patrick Reevie; Roanne Reevie of Maryfield, granddaughter Jayme, and Clint and Rhonda Schwindt of Colfax; grandchildren Jay, Shane and Chelsea; brothers and their wives, Jim and Carol Gilchrist, Laverne and Illa Gilchrist, Floyd (Scotty) and Shirley Gilchrist, Lloyd (Dutch) and Arvella Gilchrist, sisters-in-law, Gertie and Lee Gilchrist; and numerous nephews and nieces, as well as untold numbers of friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Weyburn General Hospital and Weyburn Special Care Home for all the loving care and support provided to Ruth and her family. It was truly appreciated. Ruth's strength of spirit, sense of humor and loving ways will always be fondly remembered. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston and Rev. Doug Loden officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
REID - Idella Florence. On Wednesday, February 9, 2005, Idella Florence Reid, late of Regina and formerly of Lang, passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Archie in 1985; half sister Evelyn Ralston; half brother Walter Domes, Idella is survived by her aunt Emma Erberhardt; special cousins and friends, Gaylene Schmidt, Jim and Wanda Lauten; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins; half brother Don (Linda) Domes. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK with Judy Beck officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
REIST - Shauna Dawn. It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Shauna Dawn Reist on February 15, 2006 in London, ON. Predeceased by her grandparents, Eva and Arthur Reist and Illa Gilchrist, Shauna is survived by her loving family, her parents, Bob and Nadeen Reist, her twin brother, Vaughn, her sisters, Kim (Alan) Kaftan and Joelle (Dave) Burton, her nieces Ryan Linn and Brittin Kaftan, her nephews, Evan and Adam Kaftan and her grandfather, Laverne Gilchrist, along with a large extended family. Born on February 9, 1974, Shauna resided in Milestone until 1992. During her formative years she was involved in Girl Guides, fastball, volleyball, badminton and ringette. Shauna was Editor of the Milestone School yearbook for two years. Her love of literature led her to the University of Regina where she graduated in 1998 with an Honors BA in English. She was accepted into the Masters program at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC and graduated with a Master's Degree (Distinction) in June 2003. Shauna had accepted a Fellowship to complete her Doctorate in Literature at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2003. During her university years, Shauna worked as a Teaching Assistant, in publishing and in retail bookstores. A Memorial Service to celebrate Shauna's life will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Milestone Alliance Church, Milestone, SK.
RENWICK - Edythe Luella (nee Smith) Renwick, age 88 years of Saskatoon and formerly of Regina and Milestone, passed away after a brief illness in Saskatoon City Hospital on Tuesday, January 31, 2006. A Service of Remembrance will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Friday, February 3, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Edythe was predeceased by her husband James Renwick; her mother Elsie Smith (Charlton); her father Clifford Smith; and son-in-law Grant Weeks; as well as numerous sisters and brothers-in-law. She is lovingly mourned by her son Blaine (Ila) Renwick; daughter Karen Weeks; grandchildren Colleen, Jeff (Lisa), Benton and Garner (Carolyn); great-grandchildren, Casey and Thea; brother, Sid (Lyda) Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edythe grew up and attended school in Milestone. She married James Renwick and they farmed west of Milestone until James' passing. Edythe moved to Regina in 1980 and created a satisfying life, meeting new friends. She enjoyed taking various classes, traveling and pursuing her painting interests.
RENWICK - Fay Marilyn, late of Calgary, AB and formerly of Milestone, SK, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2003 at the age of 44 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. Fay was predeceased by her parents, Borgny in 1994, Les in 1993, and several aunts and uncles. Fay will be dearly missed by her two brothers, Ron (Rosemarie) Renwick and their son Nathan of Lethbridge, AB; Dale (Rhonda) Renwick and their children, Paula (Shawn) Willock and Byron and Chantelle Renwick of Milestone, SK; as well as many relatives and friends. Fay owned and operated a travel business in Calgary. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. from Milestone United Church, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment of ashes in Milestone Cemetery.
RENWICK - Florence Josephine (nee Beck). On Thursday, November 29, 2007 Florence Josephine Renwick passed away at the age of 88 years. Florence was predeceased by her parents, William and Josephine Beck; her husband, Ken (December 5, 2000); her brother Russ Beck; her sister Dorothy Heiberg; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Florence is survived by three sons, Rick (Rheta), Doug (Jacqueline), and Dee; grandchildren, Jeff (Denise), Brent (Deena), D'arcy (Patrick), Corinne (Todd), Sharolyn (Todd); ten great grandchildren, Max, Sydney, Nolan, Jenna, Mackenzie, Jonah, Jordan, Mikaela, Joshua, and Clark; sisters, Bernice Knouse and Colleen Taylor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was a life time member of the Prairie Circle, being the treasurer for many years. She was known for her popcorn balls, made mostly at Halloween and the Renwick home-made ice cream at Christmas. She enjoyed gardening and planting her flowers on the farm and later at Carrington Court in Milestone. She will be missed by all. Funeral service was held on Monday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
RENWICK - Kenneth John. On Tuesday, December 5, 2000 Kenneth John Renwick, late of Milestone, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents William and Nellie; brothers Earl, Elwood, Howard, Parley, Jim and Walter; sister Mabel. Ken is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Florence; three sons Rick (Rheta) and daughters Corinne (Todd) and Sharolyn; Doug (Jackie) and their children Jeff (Denise), Brent (Deena) and D'arcy; Dee; great grand children Mikaela, Mackenzie and Maxwell; special friend Susan; two sisters Isabel (Howard) Harrower, Hazel Rimmer; six sisters-in-law: Edythe Renwick, Etta Renwick, Pearl Renwick, Clover Marshall, Bernice Knouse, Colleen Taylor; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in the Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
RENWICK - Mabel Leona (nee Monson). On Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Mabel Leona Renwick, late of Parkside Extendicare, formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her loving husband, Harvey on December 31, 1989; parents, Ludwig and Karoline Monson; five sisters and two brothers. Mabel is survived by her daughter, Caroline (Jack) Keys of Milestone, SK; her son, Bob (Shirley) Renwick of Cochrane, AB; grandchildren: Bob (Debra), Debbie, Jim (Mary), Ron (Cindy), Tony (Cheryl), Echo, Terry (Leanna); seventeen great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday, December 21, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Blair Dixon officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
RENWICK - Pearl, of Milestone, Sask. died in Regina on Saturday, April 7, 2001. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Howard Renwick in February 1982. She was very fond of the Milestone community and dearly loved her farm and farmstead near Milestone where she lived until October 2000. Pearl was a very independent person always wanting to make her own decisions and care for herself. She was supportive of worthwhile charities especially those that are health related. Pearl and Howard were among the earliest of "Snowbirds", in 1947 they travelled to southern U.S.A. to spend the winter months. Pearl continued this for more than 50 years. She drove each way until 1999 when she was in her nineties, no mean feat. Pearl was an enthusiastic and skillful shuffleboard player. She and Howard won many trophies over the years as they played and promoted the game. Pearl will be missed by a close circle of friends. It was her desire that there be no funeral service. Cremation.
RENWICK - Randy passed away with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Dorothy; his brother, Bill and nephew, Dean. He is survived by three children, Val (Kevin) Stock and their children, Jaydon and Geordon; Bonnie (Brian) Honig and their children, Bethany, Dylan and Brittney; and Brian Renwick; three brothers, Glenn (Cheryl), Clayton and Rex (Penny); as well as numerous nieces. Dad was raised on a farm in small town Milestone. He is the third of five boys. Dad was taught at a very young age the value of a dollar and the satisfaction of a hard day’s work. He helped his Dad with the family farm where he learned many skills. Dad served time with the armed forces in Borden, ON. and Corn Wallis, Nova Scotia. He returned home to Milestone where he married JoAnne. Together they farmed and had three children. There wasn’t a thing that he couldn’t make for you. When he was ten years old one of his first projects he made was a land leveller. He always said that a little bit of hard work never hurt anybody. Dad especially loved hunting at Husdon Bay. Every winter he and a couple of his friends would go on the ultimate trek up north for a moose. It was quite an exciting time for us all. I can still feel the anticipation and excitement of Dad going to get a moose! It was difficult and had its own challenges getting around on back trails through the bush. Dad brought home this little orange truck and said he was going to make it into a bombardier to make hunting easier. He worked at it for a couple of years and sure enough he built his version of a bombardier. Dad used it for hunting, we used it for fun! We spent countless hours in that thing. Dad always made sure that everything he made had his signature trademark on it, he either engraved, burnt with the tiger torch, welded or marked it with his name in white paint marker. Dad had a reputation for being one of the best welders in the area. He started welding commercially with Bert’s welding in Weyburn in 1989. He bought the business in 1990 and changed the name to Precision Welding which he proudly still displayed and referred to himself as the owner of. He made many lifelong friends while welding. He truly loved the oilfield and the challenges. Dad proved himself time and again of his talents with metal. Of all the friends he made over the years, the bond that was most special to him was the bond he had with 10’er. He taught him how to weld at 7 years old. He really loved teaching him all his secrets and shared his evolving wealth of knowledge with him. When it came to Dad we always knew what to expect. One thing you could count on him for was the score if his beloved Edmonton Oilers were playing hockey. He even took it upon himself to make many of his friends a Stanley Cup, each one with slight improvements over the last one. Dad faithfully watched the craziest shows on TV. He loved music. The louder the better. Music he said always made him feel good. I find it amusing that he liked such a variety from bluegrass to techno and would occasionally try to dance with his two left feet. Dad held many jobs in and around Edmonton and Spruce Grove. He really was a Jack-of-all-trades. He did some welding, short haul trucking, long haul trucking, roofing, and anything else that was asked of him by his employers. He was very dedicated and he always gave them 110%. In return all he asked for was their friendship. He loved finding out how things worked and then finding ways to make them work better. As a matter of fact, often times people would ask Dad for his opinion on something knowing that he would have the answers and guaranteed Dad would help them out … except on Sunday which was family day. He always took Sunday off. One of my favorite things he did was make people laugh. He loved telling jokes! He could tell the same joke ten times and each time it would get better. Dad was a smart man. He always was wise well beyond his years. He loved reading anything he could get his hands on. Another one of his favorite pastimes was playing chess. He was so good at it too! Anyone who knew Dad would say that he taught us a lot of things by the way he lived his life. It was simple and he was happy. He had only what he needed. Nothing more, nothing less. His home was his castle. He had many good friends, a lot of good laughs. He loved his family unconditionally. He wanted nothing more than to see his kids smile and be happy. He would want each of us to live life to the fullest, leave nothing undiscovered, and have fun so when we leave this world we too can shout "What a ride". Stand up and be strong! Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date in Weyburn.
RIGGLE - Rory James (January 17, 1957 - December 22, 2005). Rory was predeceased by his mother Christine in 1970, his father Dr. Homer Riggle in 1980 and an infant sister. Also predeceased by his father-in-law Gordon Irvine in 2001 and brother-in-law Garth Barber in 1996. He is survived by his beloved wife Terry of Edmonton, children Adam (special friend Jessie) and Brandon (special friend Kelley) of Milestone, SK and Sheena of Edmonton; sister Maida (Larry) Daughtrey and their children Ashley, Travis and Maverick, all of Boynton Beach, FL. Also survived by his mother-in-law Irene Irvine and brother-in-law Doug Irvine of Regina; sister-in-law Janice (Johnny) Yarshenko and their son Ryan, all of Craven, SK. He is also remembered by special aunt (Mom's twin) Nadene Osgood of Lake Worth, FL and by his Uncle Ralph (Erma Jean) Carle of Pahrump, NV; special cousins Mark and Wanda Osgood of Colorado, Marcia and John Amshoff and (Snickers the dog), Roaming, USA, Don and Kathy Carle of Cedar City, UT. Rory was born in West Palm Beach, FL and moved to Milestone, SK in 1970. He graduated from Milestone High School in 1975 and started his career at Molson's in 1976 in Regina, SK. In 2002 he was transferred to Molson's in Edmonton, AB. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and later with his boys. He devoted many hours to the BPO Elks having joined the Milestone Lodge in 1975, serving as Exalted Ruler and Secretary. He was elected Provincial President of the Elks Provincial Association in 1995 and served on many committees in both the Association and the Grand Lodge of the Elks of Canada. He was a member of the Milestone Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years and served as a town councilor for three years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. Fred Salerno officiating. Cremation. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
RODE - William Rode, formerly of Lang, SK, passed away in Winnipeg, MB on Monday, May 31, 2004 at the age of 96 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2004 from Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK. Pastor Peter Walker officiating.
ROSS - Garvin Wellington, late of Rouleau, passed away peacefully in Moose Jaw Union Hospital on March 12, 2004 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Wellington and Elsie Ross; sister Dorothy Dobson; and brother Lyle Ross. Garvin is survived by a brother-in-law Claude Dobson of Regina; sister-in-law Margaret Hewson of Indian Head; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Garvin was born and raised in Milestone. He joined the Army in WWII; upon returning he lived in Weyburn, Milestone and Regina. Garvin moved to Rouleau to work for Claude and Dorothy Dobson on their farm. He moved into Rouleau in his later years. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Milestone Cemetery. Cremation.
ROSS - Pearl Mae Sauvie. On Thursday, May 30, 2002, Pearl Mae Sauvie Ross, late of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Gilbert in 1974; one sister Mabel; two brothers, Harold and Elmer. Pearl is survived by one son Howard (Edith) of Milestone; one daughter Shirley Smith of Tennessee, U.S.A.; two grandsons Mike (Angie) and his daughter, Kelly and her son Spencer, Dean and his children, Krista, Stephanie and Darren; sister-in-law Esther Sauvie of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Santa Maria Nursing Staff for six years of excellent care. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
RUDDELL - Joseph Mills of Regina, formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 88 on Friday, January 20, 2006 at William Booth Special Care Home, Regina, SK. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean and grandson Bruce Manley. Joe is survived by his loving wife Evalyn, daughters Myrna (Gary) Manley, Sandra (Garth) Graham-Rowe, Connie (Kim) Rissling, and son Joe (Barb) Ruddell, thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a special brother-in-law Marlyn (Dorothy) Thordarson. Joe was a WWII overseas veteran and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He served on the Milestone United Church, Credit Union, Donor's Choice and Homecare Boards for many years. After nearly 40 years of teaching, Joe retired as Principal from Milestone High School in 1976. Joe will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Thanks to Dr. Bester, and the staff of William Booth and Loretto House for their care and compassion. The Memorial Service will be held at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK, Friday, January 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
SAIP - Arthur Saip, late of Lang, Sask. passed away on Monday, December 1, 2003 at the age of 80 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lang Community Hall, Lang, SK. Judy Beck officiant. Interment to follow at Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK.
SAMBROOK - Doris Margaret. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Doris Margaret, late of Milestone, on Sunday, June 20, 2004. Doris was born on March 14, 1929. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Margaret Sambrook; brother Walter; brother-in-law Ken McKim; and nieces, Sharon Nicholas, Lois Schaeffer and Brittany McKim. Doris is survived by sisters, Jean (Lee) Nicholas and Gladys McKim; sister-in-law Ida Sambrook; nieces and nephews, Joan (Neil) Henry, Sandra (Brian) Wilkie, Jack (Rosalie) Sambrook, Linda (Grant) Wilkie, Norma (John) Cave, Lynne (Don) Forbes, Barry (Juanita) McKim and Dean (Karen) McKim; numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins. Doris always took a keen interest in the lives and activities of all her family. Family was the focus of her life. In spite of Doris' sight handicap she maintained her independence and extensive involvement in the community especially the church. Cremation. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating.
SAMBROOK - Thomas Alfred, late of Pangman, SK, formerly of Milestone, SK passed away on MArch 10, 2010 at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Doris Sambrook; his son, Rodger Sambrook (Wanda) and their children, Allison (Ken) Kessler and their children, Kadan and Hannah and Adam (Kristy) Sambrook and their daughter, Ciara; and his daughter, Kathy (Neal) Haack and their children, Jennifer (Brad) Wihnan and Craig Haack; his sisters, Dorothy Howse and Edith Schultz and brothers, Bob (Eunice) Sambrook and Howard (Doreen) Sambrook as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Milestone Cemetery, Milestone, Saskatchewan. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
SANTBERGEN - Johanna P. "Ann" (1914 - 2005). Our Mom, Oma and Great Grandma left us April 8, 2005 to join her beloved husband in heaven. Late of Sunset Extendicare in Regina, formerly of Milestone, Anne was born in Holland and lived in Canada since 1952. Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Marinus (2004); two sons Johannes (1947), Gerardus (2002), and three siblings. She will remain always in the hearts of daughters Connie (Earl) Kinvig; Mary Ann (Tony) Sherman; son Jack (Joan); John (Margo); and Joe; grandchildren Joanne; Danny, Darren Kinvig, Amy Schwab (Kinvig); Sonya and Aaron; Jennifer Amichand (Santbergen), Miranda and Tara; Jessica and Shane Sherman; Joey; and twelve great-grandchildren. "God wanted me now, He took me Home. Ik hoeft geen zorgen te maken. (I don't need to worry anymore). Many thanks to the staff of Sunset Extendicare for their care and humour.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Milestone with Rev. Eusebio T. Tubale, Jr. presiding. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
SANTBERGEN - Marinus C. "Dutchy" (1911 - 2004). After a short illness our much loved husband, dad and Opa, late of Regina and formerly of Milestone, left us on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 to play cribbage in heaven. Born in Holland, he lived in and loved Canada since 1952. Predeceased by two sons Johannes (1947), Gerardus (2002), and nine siblings. Remembering him always are his wife of 63 years, Johanna (Ann); daughters Connie (Earl) Kinvig, Mary Ann (Tony) Sherman; sons Jack (Joan), John (Margo), and Joe; grandchildren Joanne; Danny, Darren Kinvig, Amy Schwab (Kinvig); Sonya and Aaron; Jennifer Amichand (Santbergen), Miranda and Tara; Joey; Jessica and Shane; and eleven greatgrandchildren. May God let you work in His garden. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Aloysius R. C. Church, Milestone with Rev. Gary Kuntz presiding. Cremation. Interment in Milestone Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunset Extendicare for their care.
SCHAEFFER - Dorothy. Enderby resident, Mrs. Dorothy Schaeffer, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, has gone to be with her savoir in heaven on Sunday, April 15, 2001. Aged 72 years. Dorothy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by husband Norman of Enderby; sons Richard (Sharon) of Lang, Sask., and Robert (Alexandria) of Prince George; daughters Norma (Mark) Pattison of St. Albert, Alberta; Darla (Vance) Cassidy of Enderby and Kim Holgate of Regina, Sask.; twelve grandchildren; brother Arthur of Victoria; sisters Annie of Melville, Sask., Ada and Grace of Milestone, Sask. and extended family. Born November 1, 1928 and raised in Forward, Sask., Dorothy married Norman in June, 1949. They lived in Lang, Sask. until moving to Abbotsford in 1974 then to Enderby in 1993 where they have resided since. Dorothy was a great lover of life and family. Mother, wife you've done us all so proud and the pain is gone. You'll rest in peace safe in the arms of the Lord. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Enderby. Reverend Father Leo Boyd, O.M.I. celebrant.
SCHAEFFER - Lois Mae (nee McKim). Sunday, June 16, 2002 Lois Mae Schaeffer, late of Milestone, Sask. Predeceased by her niece Brittany, she is survived by her daughter Kelly; son Craig and his special friend Lisa; parents Ken and Gladys McKim; her twin sister Lynne (Don) Forbes and their son Mike; brother Barry (Juanita) McKim and their daughters, Nadya and Nicole; brother Dean (Karen) McKim and their daughter Karlie; also many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating.
SCHIEFNER - Verna Evelyn (nee Murphy), of Regina, formerly of Milestone, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2002. Verna was born at Milestone on May 31, 1910. The family moved to Rosetown and returned to Milestone in 1925. Predeceased by her parents, Pat and Carrie Murphy; husband, Eddie in 1960 and daughter Fay Craig in 1984. Verna is survived by sons, Don (Sonia) of Kaslo, BC, Doug (Joanne) and Dick (Betty Ann) of Milestone; ten grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren. At Verna's request, a Graveside Service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, 815 Assiniboine Ave. E, Regina. Interment of ashes will follow.
SCHLEGER - Wilfred Schleger was born on December 31, 1922 in Yellow Grass, and passed away peacefully at Crocus Plains Villa on November 28, 2004 in Weyburn, at the age of 81 after a short illness. Wilfred was overseas in World War II then returned to Weyburn and was employed by Weyburn and Co-op Hardware for several years. He retired to Lang, then returned to reside at Heritage Park residence for several years. Wilfred was predeceased by his parents Christina and Rudoph Schleger, three brothers and two sisters. Wilfred is survived by his three brothers, Henry, Ron and Wes; four sisters Helen, Mary, Mable, Louise (Herb), and numerous nieces and nephews. At Wilfred's request there was no service and cremation burial will take place in the spring of 2005 at Lang Cemetery.
SCHMIDT - Elmer Wayne (January 20, 1930 - July 29, 2008) passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. Survived by his children, Susan; Gail (Martin) Hak and their children Christopher, Jeffrey, and Kelsey; David and his children Richelle, Kimber-Leigh, and Lyndsey. Predeceased by his parents, Frank Schmidt (1936) and Vera Heydeman (1995). Elmer is survived by his sisters, Marie Dreger, Myrna Butts (Robert), and Lynne Dale; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by Barbara Schmidt and by many good friends from the community. Elmer was born in Lang, Saskatchewan where he spent his early years. He attended Lang School, Notre Dame in Wilcox, and Campion College in Regina. He married Barbara Esther Stith on October 12, 1957. Elmer's many activities included sports, particularly, curling, tennis, and golfing. For 43 years he served the Caledonian Curling Club as a director in some form, twice as President, and was instrumental in the building of the Caledonian Curling Club facility in 1978. From 1972 1979 he served as the draw master of the Regina Mens' Bonspiel and from 1974 1979 he served as its secretary treasurer. In 1974 he began co-ordinating the curling ice for the Regina High School Athletic Association Program and annually organized an Appreciation Dinner for all high school coaches and Junior Curling Sponsors. In 1980 he became involved in the Regina Youth Bonspiel. For two decades, beginning in 1982, he developed the long running program called "Curling for Kids ", which assisted many young curlers to become involved in the sport during their elementary school years. His latest project involved youth at risk from the community elementary schools to become involved in curling and meeting local celebrities to encourage them along the way. His competitive curling included several appearances at the provincial mixed playdowns, three times as a provincial finalist, and regional playdowns in the men's and senior's divisions. He was involved on many events as a volunteer such as the 1973 Air Canada World Silver Broom as the driver for the French team, 1976 MacDonald Brier National Championship as Arena Facilities Chairman, 1983 Air Canada Silver Broom as a director, and 1995 Canadian Junior Mens' and Womens' Curling Championships as Finance Committee chairman. He served as the General Manager of the 1992 Labatt Brier National Championship. He also attained his Curl Canada Instructor certification. Elmer had a varied career, banking experience, INCO in northern Manitoba, Credit Foncier and then moved to Francana Oil, owned his own business called Century Land Services where he provided landman services throughout the province. He sold cars for Lakeside Chrysler and was a grain farmer known for reusing old equipment before it became fashionable to recycle. He also instructed a credit class in curling at the University of Regina. In 1987, Elmer received the Saskatchewan Curling Association "Scotty Richardson Memorial Award", in 1989 the "Canadian Curling Association Award of Merit", in 1992 the Saskatchewan Curling Association "Junior Co-ordinator of the Year Award", in 2002 he was awarded the "Volunteer Award for Sport, Culture and Recreation Canadian " and in 2004, "Curling Association Achievement Award". The family would like to thank the many employees of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region who helped him out during his recent illness. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
SCHMIDT - Gwen (nee Mitchell) passed away peacefully March 22, 2011 at Weyburn General Hospital in Weyburn, Sask. Gwen is survived by her children, Carol (Keith) Dreger of Lang, SK and their children, Stacy (Cindy) and their children, Solomon and Eden, Aaron (Pam) and their daughter, Kylie; Larry (Adele) Schmidt of Lang, SK, Warren (Arlene) Schmidt of Watson, SK and their sons, Adam (Alyssa) and their daughters, Danica and Ava, Trevor (Kara) their children, Abby and Kaden, Travis (Victoria) her children, Akasha and Eric; Daryl (Val) Schmidt of Lang, SK and their children, Voni (Brent) Babcock and their children, Kayla, Kendal, Kianna and Wyatt, Jamie (Duane) Treleaven and their children, Ireland, Cody and Chance, Crystal (Brady) Westling and their children, Austin, Faith and Conor Westling, Michael (Norma) Saip and their children, Shayne and Hunter, Angela Saip; sister, Mae Ruth Domes; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lou (Helen) Schmidt, Paul (Joyce) Schmidt, Norman (Olga) Schmidt, Theresa Diekrager, Evelyn (Dale) Heiberg and Doug Calloway. Gwen was predeceased by her parents, Thomas & Ruby Mitchell; her husband, Roy Schmidt; her sister, Ethel Mitchell ; brother-in-law, Ed Domes; granddaughter, Brandi Panasiuk; parents-in-law, John and Anna Schmidt, sisters-in-law, Mildred Winkler and Catherine Calloway and brothers-in-law, Robert in infancy, Edward Winkler and Robert Diekrager. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated March 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM from Lang Hall, Lang, Saskatchewan with Father Gerry Bauche presiding. Prayers will be said Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Interment to follow at a later date in Lang Cemetery, Lang, Saskatchewan.
SCHMIDT - Joseph Francis. Sunday, December 28, 2003, Joseph Francis Schmidt, late of Lang, SK, passed away at the age of 77 years. Predeceased by his parents; grandson Kristopher; sister Mary; brother-in-law Norman Yoner, Joe is survived by his loving wife of forty-seven years, Gaylene; two sons, Jerry (Cindy) and Kelly (Katrina); grandchildren, David (Rebecca), Melody (Corey), Nathan (Chelsea), Amy, Anthony and Caitlyn; great grandsons, Kristopher and Zachary; sisters, Amelia Yoner and Grace (Andrew) Marcia; sister-in-law Lila (Harry) Panasiuk; brother-in-law Gaylord (Donna) Lautenslager; special friend Idella Reid; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, with Judy Beck officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens, Friday, January 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
SCHMIDT - Roy Schmidt, late of Lang, SK, passed on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gwen Schmidt of Lang, SK; children, Carol (Keith) Dreger of Lang, SK and their children, Stacy (Cindy) Dreger and their children, Solomon and Eden, Aaron (Pam) Dreger and their daughter, Kylie, Larry (Adele) Schmidt of Lang, SK, Warren (Arlene) Schmidt of Watson, SK and their sons, Adam (Alyssa) Schmidt and their daughters, Danica and Ava, Trevor (Kara) their children, Abby and Kaden, Travis (Victoria) their children, Atasha, Eric, Daryl (Val) Schmidt of Lang, SK and their children, Voni (Brent) Babcock and their children, Kayla, Kendal, Kianna and Wyatt, Jamie (Duane) Treleaven and their children, Ireland, Cody and Chance, Crystal (Brady) Westling and their children, Austin and Faith, Michael (Norma) Saip and their children Shayne and Hunter, Angela Saip; brothers and sisters, Lou (Helen) Schmidt, Paul (Joyce) Schmidt, Norman (Olga) Schmidt, Theresa Diekrager, Evelyn (Dale) Heiberg; brother-in-law, Doug Calloway. Roy was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Schmidt; sisters, Mildred Winkler and Catherine Calloway; borther, Robert in infancy and brother in laws, Edward Winkler and Robert Diekrager; granddaughter, Brandi Panasuik. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lang Hall, Lang, SK with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment to follow in the Lang Cemetery, Lang, SK. Prayers will be said Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher funeral Chapels, Weyburn, SK.
SCHULTZ - Edith (nee Sambrook) Tingvald Schultz was born on November 20, 1924 and passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents Tom and Margaret Sambrook; first husband Knute Tingvold; second husband Wilmer Schultz; two brothers Tom and Howard (Doreen) and brother-in-law John Howse. Edith is survived by her sister Dorothy; brother Bob (Eunice); sisters-in-law Doreen and Doris Sambrook and her many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Milestone Alliance Church, Milestone, Sask. with Pastor Jason Wigmore officiating.
SCOTT - Lyle "Dick" Scott passed away August 18, 2009 at the William Booth Wascana Grace Hospice with family by his side. Predeceased by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his wife of 58 years, Loretta; son, Rick; daughter, Donna; grandchildren Brent (Kathy), Janay (Sean); and a soon to be great granddaughter; sisters, Dorothy and Marg; as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. There will be a private family Graveside Service in the Milestone Cemetery on Saturday, August 22, 2009. Judy Beck will conduct the eulogy at 11:30 a.m. in the Milestone Masonic Hall with reception to follow.
SEIDLIKOSKI - Mary Drew Seidlikoski passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2008 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Drew (1977) and August Seidlikoski (1991); son Blaine Drew; granddaughter Noreen Drew; brother George; sisters Annie, Lena, Julia, Olga, Ruth, Lydia and Maxine. Mary leaves to mourn her loss sons Gordon Drew and Garry Drew; daughters Carol (James Heather) and Elaine (Bruce Homesdale); brothers Sam and Dan; sisters Flora, Nettie, Rose and Yvonne; grandsons Cary (Simona) Heather, Corey Drew and Jeffrey (Janel) Drew; granddaughters Jollen (Dalmar Smadu) and Pamella Drew; great granddaughters Bianca and Larissa Heather, Casey, Taylor Day and Emily Smadu. Mother passed away under the caring watch of Dr. Dewitt and the staff of Parkside Extendicare. Mom lived a full life with strength, grace and dignity, always thinking of others before herself. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
SHERMAN - Marjorie (nee Hendrickson) passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Tatagwa View Special Care Home, Weyburn, SK. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph in 2002; parents, Forest & Nina Hendrickson; sister, Edythe Bratt; brother, Melvin Hendrickson. Marjorie is survived by her three sons, Ron, Neil (Brenda), Garnet; one daughter, Michelle (Dave) Ferris; grandchildren, Chad, Teresa (Blake), Natasha (Shawn), Bryan, Jason (Jennifer), Monica (Carter), Stephanie (John), Nathan & Joshua; great grandchildren, Ryder & Zander; one sister, Shirley (Scotty) Gilchrist; one sister in law, Edna Sherman. A Memorial Service in celebration of Marjorieís life will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Milestone United Church with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment in the Milestone Cemetery, Milestone, SK.
SHERMAN - Ralph late of Milestone, SK passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents Wilbur and Mildred and two brothers Norman and Ken. Ralph is survived by Marjorie (nee Hendrickson) his loving wife of 51 years; three sons Ron, Neil (Brenda), Garnet; one daughter Michelle (Dave) Ferris; Grandchildren; Chad, Teresa, Natasha, Bryan, Jason, Monica, Stephanie, Nathan and Joshua; one sister Ula Sherman; one sister-in-law Edna Sherman. Memorial Service in celebration of Ralph's life will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in the Milestone Cemetery, Milestone, SK.
SIEBERT - Margaret Broughton Siebert. It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother, Margaret Broughton Siebert of Milestone on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at the age of 77 years. She was predeceased by her first husband Hubert Broughton in 1965; her second husband Peter Siebert in 2003 and her parents. Margaret is survived by two sons, Merlin (Norma) Broughton of Parry, Terry (Marlene) Broughton of Regina; daughter Lucille (Archie) Morrison of Roblin, MB; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Rod (Heather) Broughton, their daughter Lauren of Avonlea, Jeremy Broughton, his daughter Corrina of Regina, Ryan and Michael Broughton of Regina and Miles Morrison of Roblin; sisters, Pearl Ashby of Milestone, Verna (Art) Setrum of Coronach; sisters-in-law Evelyn Siebert of Saskatoon, Erna Moorhead of Milestone; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
SIEBERT - Peter. It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Husband, Stepfather, and Grandfather and Great Grandfather Peter Siebert of Milestone on Saturday April 5, 2003 at the age of 84 at the Deep South Pesonal Care Home in Pangman. Pete was born in August 19, 1918 in Russia. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Helen, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Pete is survived by his wife, of 28 years, Margaret, 2 stepsons: Merlin (Norma) Broughton of Parry, Terry (Marlene) Broughton of Regina and stepdaughter: Lucille (Archie) Morrison of Roblin Man, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Rod (Heather) Broughton their daughter Lauren of Avonlea, Jeremy (Claire) Broughton their daughter Corrina of Regina, Ryan & Michael Broughton of Regina and Miles Morrison of Roblin, sister Mary Stevens of Florida, sisters-in-law; Evelyn Siebert of Saskatoon, Pearl Ashby, Erna Moorhead of Milestone, Verna (Art) Setrum of Coronach, special niece and nephews Leanne Siebert, Murray & Russell Siebert and several nieces and nephews and close and special friend Ernie McCabe. Memorial Service in celebration of Pete's life will be held Wednesday April 9th 2003 at 2:00 pm from Milestone United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Cremation.
SIEBERT - Robert "Bob". On Thursday, May 8, 2003 Robert "Bob" Siebert, late of Milestone, passed away at the age of 67 years, with his family at his side. He is survived by wife of 39 years, Bev; his children and grandchildren; Kevin of Saskatoon; Deanna and her husband Rod Cole and Quinton, Shane and Lucas of Milestone; Krista of Regina; his brothers Lawrence (Vi) of Kamloops BC and Eric (Barbara) of Balgonie and his many treasured nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents Robert and Lenora, brothers Walter and Dennis and niece Sandra. He had a great capacity for happiness and fought a courageous battle against cancer. Bob loved his family, his farm, his Hereford cattle and contributed freely to his community. Thank you to Dr. Tomkins, Dr. Malik, Dr. Salim and Dr. Clein for their care and kindness. Thanks also to the staff of 4D and the wonderful supportive palliative care staff. You all tried so hard to improve Bob's health and to make him comfortable. Thanks to you we had the gift of having him at home for 5 days before returning to palliative care. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
SMITH - Eustace Walter "Wally". On February 4, 2008, Mr. Eustace Walter Smith "Wally", of Regina, formerly of the Wilcox and Milestone communities, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years. Walter is survived by his children Roy (Janet McCallum) Smith, Vivian (Milt) McKee and Neil (Peggy) Smith; grandchildren Becky Smith, Bradley (Jodie) Schambel, Ara McKee, Scott (Angie) McKee and Ian Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, of 57 years, Phyllis; parents Ernest and Ada and an infant brother John Clarence. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with a private family interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
SMITH - Forrest Lindsey Smith passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. He was born in Humeston, Iowa on October 16, 1911 and came to Canada 1913 with his parents William Oscar Smith and Bernice (Lindsey) Smith of Middletown and Cambridge, Ohio. They started farming at Lang, SK in the Crown Plains District. He was very active in all community affairs and a member of the United Church of Canada. Forrest played basketball and curling, loved to square dance and after retirement took up photography. He belonged to the Lang Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Forrest married Annie Marrow in 1956 and they farmed the family farm together until she died in 1973. Forrest continued to farm until 1977, then retiring to spend his remaining years in Regina. He took up photography as a full time hobby. Forrest is survived by his brother Melvin Smith of Moose Jaw; sister Grace Cave of Moose Jaw; niece Jean Ann Mowchenko of Moose Jaw; and nephew Bill Cave of Calgary, AB. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, on Monday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m.
SOBCHUCK - Dorothy (nee Koszman) Sobchuk It is with sadness that the family of Dorothy announces her passing on March 13, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Ksenia Koszman, one sister and four brothers. She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 61 years Stephen and her children Barbara (Harvey) and Stanley (Janice); six grandchildren Kimberly (Randy), Kelly (William), John (Marcail), Stephen, Melissa (Patrick), Michael; eight great grandchildren; one sister Eva; three sisters-in-law Mary, Ann and Ethel; numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy's faith in and love for Jesus was her strength. Her daily prayer life with Stephen sustained her. She always had a big garden which she loved and enjoyed flowers, especially roses. Some of her happiest memories were when she could ride horseback. She recently finished writing her memories which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends. Most importantly to her was her family. The family would like to thank Dr. Bester, Dr. Rajput and the staff and volunteers at the Wascana Rehab who became like family to her. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK. Funeral Service to be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basils Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, Regina, SK. with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney officiating. Interment to follow at Lang Cemetery.
SOBCHUCK - Harry Sobchuk was born August 7, 1923, on the family farm in Lang. He attended Baldock School until it was closed, then went to Lang school. Harry's first love was sports! He played hockey with his school buddies on Baldock's "Long Pond" eventually playing out of Lang. Baseball was the all time favorite, having played in Lang for 20 years. Living the farm life put him to work with his father and brothers; working for neighborhood farmers as well: Barmbys, Schmidts, Stephen-sons and Winklers, to name a few. Farm life turned to adventure in 1943; Harry enlisted in the RCAF. In 1944 he went overseas to France with 143 Typhoon Squadron in Normandy, and England. Following the war Harry returned to farming in Lang. His parents retired to Regina in 1947, taking Mary with them, so Steve and Harry became bachelors! Harry worked on the farm as well as doing some carpentry work in Regina and electrical work with Tom Howlett. About now sports had to take second billing as Harry met and married Anne (Hutt) on October 8, 1949. She was number one! They lived on the farm for eight years, in their own "little house" where Gene and Dennis were born. In 1957 a new home in Lang was built for his family. From here the farming continued as well as school bus driving. Harry became involved with the community; being on village council, president of the Community Club and had a voice in the curling club and community center. All the while, staying in shape, so to speak: playing baseball, hockey and curling. He and his team mates of Chet Talbot, Herb and Art Missal curled in three Legion district finals. He also coached minor ball and hockey. With Anne's blessings, Harry's sport interest passed onto Gene and Dennis. Harry was instrumental in their sportsman habits, leading them both to a professional career of hockey. This was the 'big picture' for Harry and he was very proud of their sons! Harry and Anne traveled a lot the world over to visit and watch their boys. Through it all, whether traveling with Anne or alone, his favorite time was 'coming home'. Harry's passion for sports took him to a few World Series, Grey Cups, Stanley Cups, whether to observe or party! When Gene married Patti Monteith and Dennis married Julia Huffman, Harry and Anne acquired two daughters. For this they were very happy but the 'huge' grins came upon the arrival of their grandchildren; Justin, Ashley, and the twins, Brendon and Brittany. The fact that Justin plays ball and was drafted by the Oakland A's, and Brendon plays hockey is a huge bonus. Ashley's forte was figure skating. This year Brittany began hockey and I know he wondered where that would lead! As Anne's mobility failed, Harry was not only her husband but her primary care giver, her soul mate and of course her crib partner! They played in many Legion tournaments around the province. Two weeks ago on Remembrance Day, Harry was able to attend the service in Milestone to receive his 50 year Legion Pin. Since Harry's surgery 11 months ago he had been a pillar of determination! He took his cancer treatments and traveled in between! They traveled to P.E.I., Phoenix, Bellingham a couple of times; always having a mission or a goal. A huge disappointment for him this year was that he was unable to attend the World Series in Phoenix. He was not a quitter and was defiant in that he wanted to stay in his own house, alone! This was no longer possible and he went into the hospital by ambulance on the 12th of November. Harry passed away November 21, 2001 in Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Arrangements were in care of Speers Funeral Home with prayers on Friday, November 23 at Speers Funeral Home, Regina. Funeral mass was held Saturday, November 24 in the Lang Community hall. The eulogy was given by Margaret Ordahl, and the poem "Footprints" was read by his granddaughters, Ashley and Brittany. Interment was in Lang Cemetery. Father Andrei Kachur, Montmartre, officiated. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance with an Honor Guard from the Milestone Legion: Dale Kenyon, Ken McKim, Lloyd Moon, Laurie Moskowy, Joe Riddell and Jim Thomas. Active pallbearers being Gene Sobchuk, Dennis Sobchuk, Justin Sobchuk, Brendon Sobchuk, Jim Hutt, and Henry Hutt. Harry was predeceased by his parents, mother, Barbara (Zagrosh) in 1966, father Gus in 1979, brother John in 2000, as well as his parents-in-law John and Mary Hutt and a sister-in-law Jeannette Bocian. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Anne (Hutt), Wascana Hospital, Regina; two sons: Gene (Patti), Brendon and Brittany, Lang; Dennis (Julia), Justin and Ashley, Bellingham, Washington; brother Stephen (Dorothy), Regina; sister Mary (Walter) Schabel, Ituna; sister-in-law Sophie Sobchuk, Estevan; brothers-in-law Henry (Marge) Hutt, Tribune, and Jim (Elaine) Hutt, Weyburn, and Tony Bocian, Weyburn. As well as many many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all of their family and friends for their cards, flowers, calls, food, and expressions of condolences. Thank you to Dr. Alan Miller, staff of Palliative Care and Bernie Monteith for sitting with Harry. Also, a big thank you to the ladies of the Lang Community Club for the cooking and serving.
SOBCHUCK - John Sobchuck passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2000, very peacefully at Pioneer Village, Regina at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his mother, Barbara (Zagrosh), May 1966 and father, Gus Ewstachiy Sobchuk, Dec. 1979. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters and one son, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) McAuliffe (Michael) of Almonte, Ont; Margaret Rose Ordahl (David) of Bromhead, Sask. and Donald John (Karen) of Brandon, Man; grandchildren: Rennie Meek (Shauna Hiske) of Estevan, Sask, Angel Erickson (Brent) of Estevan, Sask, Jennifer and Cory Sobchuk of Brandon, Man; great grandchildren Dean and Scott Meek, Jasmine (Sunshine) and Preston Erickson, brothers, Stephen (Dorothy) of Regina and Harry (Anne) of Lang, Sask; sister Mary Schabel (Walter) of Ituna, Sask. as well as many nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn is the mother of his children, Sophie (Koszman) Sobchuk of Estevan, Sask. John will be remembered as well by his new found friends on the 4th floor of the Pioneer Village Nursing Home. Prayers will be held on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. also in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home with Father L. Romanow, officiating. Interment will follow in Lang Cemetery, Lang, Sask.
SPROAT - A. R. George Sproat passed away at Saskatoon City Hospital on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at the age of 93 years with family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Sylvia; sons, George (Jan), Terry (Pam), Howard (Merril), Brian (Colleen), Dean (Diana); 15 grandchildren, Ryan (Tanya), Stephanie, Chad (Brett) and Erin Thompson; Darren (Cheryl), Heather (Derek), Stacey (Scott), Kim (Troy), Joe (Krista); Allison, Sarah, Evan; Ashley (Mike), Greg; Chaela (Joe), as well as 20 great grandchildren and two daughters-in-law, Arvena and Bonnie. He was predeceased by his son, Garnet; grandchildren, Joshua, Dale, Justin; great grandchild, Michael; sister, Marian (David) Aitken; brothers-in-law, Roy (Mary) Watts, Fred (Helene) Watts and Richard (Hazel) Watts. Dad was born, June 25th, 1917, on the homestead near Worcester, SK (20 miles N of Weyburn). He grew up when farming was changing from horses to tractors. He showed interest in mechanics from an early age. He told stories of taking the engine out of the 1927 Pontiac and bringing it into the kitchen for the winter in order to overhaul it. He took his schooling locally except for a winter spent at Abernathy where he worked for his lodging while attending school. He enlisted in the army on August 29th, 1943 (Mom's birthday). He trained to be a mechanic and later was stationed in Nova Scotia. While waiting to go overseas, he was told he didn't qualify because of his flat feet. Later he said this probably saved his life. He married Sylvia Watts on Christmas Day 1942 while home on leave. After the war, he worked at Tourigny Brothers in Weyburn. His first job was converting steel-wheeled model D tractors to rubber tires. This was the beginning of a lifetime love of John Deere. In 1951, he moved to Milestone to start his own John Deere business. Later, Stan Glenn became his partner forming G & S Farm Services. When Stan passed away the business was dissolved. Dad went to work with John Deere in Regina, Weyburn and for many years at Nelson Motors in Avonlea. He retired at the age of 69 and became a fulltime farmer along with his five sons. This allowed him to spend time with his boys and grandchildren doing something they all loved. He also found an interest in drama. He and Sylvia spent many hours with Milestone Prairie Players. He was proud of his trophies and valued the friends he made. In 2004, Dad and Mom moved to Saskatoon along with their pet cat Toby where he loved to look out the window over the pond. He always looked forward to a drive to check out the crops and the countryside. He enjoyed reading, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends. A laugh was never far away. Dad will be loved and missed by all. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK. A family interment will take place at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Weyburn.
STEPHENSON - Esther Martha (nee Fahr). It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Esther Stephenson on June 8, 2013 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Esther will always be remembered for her smile, giggle and having a good laugh. She was always concerned about the well being of her family and tended to be a worrier. Esther was born in Lang March 17, 1928. She attended school in Lang and then worked in the local store before her marriage to Stanley. They lived and raised their family of four children on the Stephenson homestead west of Lang. Esther enjoyed the sport of curling, old time music, flowers, gardening and baking. Her fried chicken was everyone’s favorite. After Stan’s passing in 1979 she moved in to Lang and resided in her own home until 2011. She depended on the many friends, neighbours and relatives who stopped in to visit or chat with her on the phone. Although she was not one to attend social functions she was always interested in the details of the event. She endured many years of discomfort with arthritis but never complained and didn’t want to be seen using a cane or walker. More friendships were gained in Weyburn when she moved in to Hilltop Manor in 2011 and then to Tatagwa View House 1 in 2012. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Stephenson; her parents, Alvina and Karl Fahr; sisters: Lydia, Ida, Phyllis, Lillian and her brother, Emil. Esther is survived by her children: Sharon (Dennis), Judy (Tom) and their family: Ryan, Kari (Keith), Larry (Roberta) and their family: Crystal (Brandon) and their children [Mikayla, Scarlett and Willow], Darren (Meghan) and their children [Ezekiel and Eli], Tressa (Luke) and their children [Aaliyah, Jude and Karis], Charlene (Scott) and her children: Ashley (Blake) and their daughter [Emily], Cheryl and their father, Wade; two sisters: Olga, Irene (Allan); sister-in-law: Mary (Robin) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Our sincerest thank you to all the health care workers who cared for mom in Regina and Weyburn. Those of you who went the extra mile and provided the special extras did not go unnoticed. The visits, phone calls, cards, flowers and gifts she received brought her much happiness. A celebration of Esther’s life was held on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Community Hall with Judy Beck, officiating. Interment followed at Lang Cemetery, Lang.
TALBOTT - Donald Patrick "Pat". It is with deep sadness that the family announce the unexpected passing of Donald Patrick (Pat) at the General Hospital, August 27, 2005, with this family by his side. He was predeceased by his first wife Ruth; parents Esther & Carl Talbott; brothers Chet and Raymond; sisters Jean and Doria (August 13, 2005) and a daughter Debbie. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lornie, sons Larry (Sheila), Spruce Grove, AB; Gene (Maureen), Kyle, Sk.; nine grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren; sister Fay Missal, Regina, Sk.; June Missal, Lang, Sk.; Carol (Rick) Gottselig, B.C.; brother Ross Talbott, Edmonton, AB.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat was born March 17, 1923 at Lang and grew up on the farm. He attended Baldock School. After he was out of school he worked for different farmers, Imperial Oil, Town of Lang at the Locker Meat Plant. In 1943 he married Ruth Heiberg of Lang. They had two sons, Larry and Gene and a daughter Debbie. In 1948 they moved to Glasnevin where Pat was Wheat Pool Elevator Agent for 8 yrs. Then transferred to Ogema and operated the Wheat Pool there until retiring in 1983. He married Lornie Entem in 1978 and lived at Ogema until his passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Graveside Service will be held at a later day.
TAYLOR - Colleen "Billie" (nee Beck). On Saturday August 11, 2012 Colleen Billie Taylor, late of Lang passed away peacefully at the age of 81 years. Colleen was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold; parents, Bill and Josephine Beck; brother, Russ Beck; sisters, Dorothy Heiberg and Florence Renwick. Colleen is survived by her children, Yvonne (Chris) Batty, Jim (Christine) Taylor, Darla (Dwight) Schmidt and Neil Taylor; grandchildren, Ryan (Emily), Scott (Melissa), Robert (Megan), Brett, Stewart (Aidan), Dustin (Jennifer) and Melissa; sister, Bernice Knouse, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Lang Hall, Lang, SK with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Lang Cemetery.
TEMPKE - Bernard Walter "Bernie " late of Regina, SK., loving husband of Winnie (Kennedy) passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Pasqua Hospital on Saturday, May 22, 2004 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Tempke, siblings Harold 1963, Mae Fisher 1992, Earl 1994 and his wife Mary in 1985. Bernie was born in Milestone, SK. on May 27th, 1920. He served in the Armed Forces in England during WW11. In 1947 Bernie started working for the CPR until his retirement in 1983. He met and married Mary Kozack and in 1950 they had one son, Brian. During his retirement, Bernie enjoyed traveling and visiting. His biggest passion was for a strategic game of crib, as well as horseshoes and shuffleboard where his quick wit and sense of humor shone with his keen competitiveness. He loved to win. To mourn Bernie's passing is his son Brian (Donna), grandchildren Jason and Jillian; three sisters, Jenny Harmen, Hazel Ferleyko and Margaret Kushnier as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 at 11:00 am in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2800 E. Victoria Ave., with Rev. Peter Pham officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm in the Golden Gate Cemetery, Creelman, SK.
THOMAS - Anne O. Thomas of Milestone, SK passed away peacefully at the Regina Pasqua Hospital on January 15, 2006 at the age of 95 years and 2 months. She was predeceased by her husband Charles H. Thomas in May of 2003. Anne is survived by her three sons, LeRoy (Darlene), Jim (Joan), Ron (Marilyn); seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; special nieces Pauline (Leeds, England) and Bertie (Regina) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She will be sorrowfully missed by her immediate family and the many friends both locally and in Mesa, Arizona where Anne and Charlie spent many enjoyable winters. The family will fondly remember "Big Grandma" for her "big brown cookies" and her love for flowers. A special thanks to the west wing nursing staff at Sunset Extendicare and the Pasqua Hospital Emergency doctors, nurses and palliative care workers. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place in the spring.
THOMAS - Charles Henry, late of Milestone, SK, passed away peacefully while working in his garden on Friday, May 23, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Charles was predeceased by his mother and father, two brothers and one sister. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Anne; three sons: LeRoy (Darlene), Jim (Joan) and Ron (Marilyn); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Charles was born and raised in the Milestone district, where he farmed and raised cattle. He was quite active in the Milestone Co-op and various Milestone Community Associations. Charles was also a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. A private graveside service will be held for family and close friends at the Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Elford, officiating. Please meet at the Regina Funeral Home prior to 12:50 p.m. You are invited to meet with the family for lunch at the Masonic Hall in Milestone at 2:30 p.m., following the committal.
THOMPSON - Evelyn (nee Switzer), formerly of Wilcox and Regina, SK. passed away in Calgary, AB. on January 7, 2009 at the age of 92. Evelyn will be dearly missed by her son Barry (Gladys) Thompson, Wilcox, and their sons Aaron, Adrian and Grant; daughter Gay (Stuart) Bond, Calgary and their children Shannon and Kelly and great grandson Sam Bond. Upon completion of Grade XII at Milestone and a diploma from Reliance Business College, Regina, Evelyn worked as Post Mistress in several Saskatchewan towns. She often talked of the wonderful people she met, many of whom have remained friends to this day. Evelyn and Bob Thompson, married for 58 years, met when they were just fifteen and it was "love at first sight ". They farmed in the Wilcox district and had great times in the communities they loved: Wilcox, Corinne and Milestone. Evelyn was a gifted artist, writer and seamstress. Her grandchildren, family and friends were everything to her. She was a devoted curling and Roughrider fan and loved nothing better than a rousing game of bridge with good friends! Evelyn cherished over 50 years in the Order of the Eastern Star, Milestone Chapter, and loyal friends of the O.E.S. membership. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bob in 1998, and sister Agnes, Evelyn is survived by sisters June Martin, Calgary; Edna Nord, Regina; sister-in-law Joyce (Morley) Button, Regina. She is also survived by her caring and dearly loved nieces, nephews, their spouses and children: Bernice (Don) Blickle, Lorna (Pat) Phillips, Maureen (Don) Skrypnek, Mervin Martin (Jeanette), Janet (Barry) Riche, Derrick Force (Sandra), Heather Nord (Paul), Jon (Pat) Thompson, Bill (Sue) Cox, Paulette (Dale) Ells as well as very dear extended families Larry and Sandra Todd and children and Daniel and Ida Maeder and children. Thank you, everyone, for your unwavering friendship and loving care shown to our mother as her mobility became increasingly difficult. A huge thank you also to the wonderful staff and friends at Marian Chateau, Regina and The Lodge at Valley Ridge, Calgary. At Evelyn's request no formal service will be held. Interment will be at Wilcox beside her beloved Bob.
THORBURN - Robert James Thorburn, age 81 years. of Swift Current, SK, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK. The funeral service was held at The Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., with Father James Owolagba of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church officiating. The pallbearers were grandchildren: Keagan Hansvall, Braden Thorburn, Tommy Thorburn, Steph Elliott, Tina Thorburn, Richard Elgar and Kevin Elgar. Robert is survived by his wife Pat; step-daughter Kathy Johnson (Brad), daughter Brenda Thorburn (Bruce Cartman), a son Danny Thorburn (Sylvia), a daughter MaryAnne Thorburn, grandchildren: Richard Elgar (Kristia), Kevin Elgar, Derrick Elgar, Steph Elliott (Peter), Keagan Hansvall, Braden Thorburn, Jerrilee Okemaysim, Tommy Thorburn and Tina Thorburn; a brother Bill Thorburn (Joan) and numerious nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his father George Thorburn; his mother Mary Thorburn and a sister Margaret Schwean. He was born at Milestone, SK on July 1, 1930. He attended school at Milestone and was united in marriage to Pat Behm on August 21, 1971. Robert was employed and worked on the farm at Herbert,SK. for his brother-in-law for many years, then retired to reside in Swift Current. He loved fishing, boating, playing and watching hockey, watching the Roughriders and the Blue Jays on TV, and going for his daily walks to the Pioneer C0-0P. He loved animals, especially his Bull Dogs and Labradors. He loved when his children would bring over their dogs to visit with grandpa. He was a hard worker, who would go out of his way to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. The family would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors at the ICU department at Cypress Regional Hospital for taking care of him, and for everyone for their kind words and compassion at the time of our father's passing.
TORRANCE - Rita May (nee Lekivetz) Torance passed away peacefully Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the age of 88 years. She is predeceased by her Father,Joe Lekivetz; Mother, Agnes Lekivetz; Sisters, Agnes Bucholz, Josie Cave; Brothers, Jackie & Joe Lekivetz; Grandson, Jaden McGillis and Cousin, Lenny Lekivetz. Rita is survived by Daughters, Jane McGillis (Regina), Brenda Torrance-Farebrother and husband, Garth (Texas) & Son, Gordon (Ted) Torrance (Regina); 5 Grandchildren, Kyla McGillis, Raina McGillis, Shauna, Stacey, Gordie Torrance & 2 Great Grandchildren, Owen & Caitlin Torrance. Rita was born in Lang, Saskatchewan, received her R.N. training at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina, and nursed in several places throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. She was particularly fond of her time in Kamloops, B.C., and Calgary and Oyen, Alberta, where she opened the Extended Care facility for the Big Country Hospital. Her 44 years of nursing included time with Air Ambulance and development of the first Bereavement Counseling program in Canada, with Helmsing Forsberg Funeral Services in Regina. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. A viewing/memorial service will be held at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm.
TRELEAVEN - Cliff, late of Milestone, SK, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the age of 87 years. He is predeceased by his wife Maxine, parents William and Florence Treleaven, as well as numerous brothers and sisters. Cliff is survived by his four sons, Marvin (Judy) of Lang, SK, Rocky of Milestone, SK, Ivan of Leduc, AB and Blaine (Shelly) of Moose Jaw, SK. Cliff leaves grandchildren, Adrian (Katie), Duane (Jamie), Lexi, Jordy (Sarah) and Jessie (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Ireland, Cody, Chance, Tyler and Edward. Cliff, better known as "Yogi", was born on October 21, 1925 and was raised in the Big Muddy. Cliff attended a country school near their home. Cliff spent time working on farms as well as the coal mine. Cliff married Maxine on November 19, 1948. They located briefly at various places in Saskatchewan then farmed in the Ogema district until 1956, and finally on a farm in the Milestone district. They later moved into the town of Milestone in 1959 where Cliff worked for Quigley's plumbing, McGloughlin and Clarke Plumbing and Heating, which he soon became the proud owner of. Cliff had a passion for sports, trucking, as well as plumbing and heating. Cliff was involved in community affairs as well as fastball. Yogi was known for his quick wit and great sense of humour and always ready to lend a hand. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Milestone Memorial Rink, Milestone, SK with Judy Beck officiating.
TRELEAVEN - Leoda Maxine (nee Johnson), of Milestone, SK passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her husband Clifford and their four sons, Marvin (Judy) of Lang, SK, Rocky of Milestone, SK, Ivan of Leduc, AB and Blaine (Shelly) of Moose Jaw, SK. Maxine leaves grandchildren, Adrian, Duane, Lexi, Jordy and Jessie; greatgrandchildren, Ireland, Cody and Chance; sister, Arleene Noga of Regina, SK; brother, Dewey (Norma) Johnson of McTaggart, SK; brothers-in-law, Wayne Moerike of Ogema, SK and Harold Dennis of Dorchester, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine was predeceased by her parents, Dewey and Leoda Johnson of Ogema, SK; sisters, Ethel Dennis of Dorchester, ON and Frances Moerike of Roche Percee, SK. Maxine was born on July 20, 1928 and raised on the family farm near Ogema, SK and attended the Albert Springs Rural Elementary School and then Ogema High School. Following her school years Maxine spent one winter in Ontario working with her sister Ethel. Later, while working on the Messer farm in Rouleau, SK, she had the privilege of meeting and enjoying the music of the renowned Don Messer and His Islanders. Maxine married Clifford Treleaven on November 19, 1948. They farmed in the Ogema district until 1958 when they located briefly at various places in Saskatchewan and finally on a farm in the Milestone district. They later moved into the town of Milestone where Maxine was involved in community affairs and participated in sports, such as softball and curling. Maxine will be fondly remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humour. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, Milestone, SK.
TRELEAVEN - Mable Caroline. Wednesday, February 12, 2003, Mrs. Mable Caroline Treleaven, age 89 years, late of Milestone, SK. Predeceased by her husband Clarence and three sisters, Caroline is survived by two sons, Bill (Shirley) and Clair; three grandchildren, Greg (Denise), Shannon (Eugene) Diekrager and Delaine (DeVone) Sandvold; nine great grandchildren, Carmen, Trelee, Tessa, Nolan, Dayle, Daneen, Carter, Hunter and Josi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church, with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
ULRICH - Edna (nee Kembel). It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother Edna Ulrich, on Thursday, November 30, 2000. Edna was born on April 2, 1933 in Luseland, SK. She received her education at Luseland and earned her nursing degree in Saskatoon. She married Hardy in 1955, and moved to the family farm at Milestone a few years later. They raised their four children and were very active in the community until they moved to Regina in 1998. Edna co-founded the Regina Lutheran Braille Center, served on the Lutheran Church Canada District Board and was extensively involved in LWML. Edna will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 45 years, Hardy; her children: Brian (Lizanne) of Vancouver, BC; Judy (Bill) Gilmour and their children Amanda and Ryan of Lumsden, SK; Sharon (Kelvin) Holm and their children Jocelyn, Alysa and Elias of Gerald, SK; Kirby (Stacey) and their son Jacob of Milestone, SK; one brother Walter (Joanne) Kembel and their son D.J. of Thunder Bay, ON; one sister Leona (Gerry) Mann and their son David (Cindy) of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends. A celebration of Edna's life will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Hillsdale Ave., Regina, SK, on Monday, December 4, 2000, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Rosnau officiating. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
ULRICH - Gerhardt "Hardy". It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather, Gerhardt "Hardy" Ulrich, on Thursday, March 19, 2009, in Regina, SK. Hardy was born on Dec. 31, 1928 on the farm near Saskatoon, SK. He received his education at Victor School, a small country school near the farm and studied mechanics and machinery at the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate. He married our mother Edna Kembel (1933-2000) in 1955 and moved to the family farm at Milestone in 1963 after working for a few years in Regina at Fairbanks Morse and Acklands. Hardy and Edna raised their four children on the farm at Milestone and were very active in the community until they moved to Regina in 1998. Hardy served as treasurer at the Lutheran Church in Riceton and as treasurer of the Minor Hockey Association at Milestone. Above all, Hardy was a farmer, in the truest sense of the word, and devoted his life to farming and instilling a strong work ethic in his children. Even after moving to the city, Hardy spent as much time out at the farm as he could. Hardy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children: Brian (Lizanne) of Vancouver, BC; Judy (Bill) Gilmour and their children Amanda, and Ryan of Lumsden, SK; Sharon (Kelvin) Holm and their children Jocelyn, Alysa and Elias of Gerald, SK; Kirby (Stacey) and their sons Jacob and Matthew of Milestone; his special friend Alvina Morgan; one brother Ron (Bev) Ulrich and their children Darla (Pat) and children, Blayne, Wade (Jacquie) and their children, and Janelle; and one brother-inlaw Lesley (Buck) Ingleby and his son Harry (Winnipeg), as well as many other relatives and friends. A celebration of Hardy's life will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Hillsdale Ave., Regina, SK, on Tuesday March 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Bryan Rosnau officiating. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
UNDERWOOD - Marguerite (nee Oddie) passed away on February 9, 2001 in her 89th year. Forging a path for her to follow are her parents Alexander (Sandy) and Susanah Oddie, brother in law Art Wenhardt, brother Langford Oddie and husband Elton Underwood. Left with so many memories are: her sisters, Jeanne Wenhardt, and Gladys Oddie; sister in law Emmie Oddie, daughter Berle (Bill) Best; son Barry (Dorothy) Underwood; six grandchildren; Laurie (Marty), Keith (Judy), Rena (Kelly), Trevor (Michelle), Derrick (Dawn), Teresa (Gerry); six great grandchildren; Cale, Kyla, Dylin, Shanna, Darby and Denver, as well as several nieces and nephews. Marguerite was born October 27, 1911 in Milestone and lived nearly her entire life in the area. In 1934, she married Elton Underwood. She enjoyed her hand crafts, gardening, church activities and worked on many community projects. A celebration of a life well lived will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel on Tuesday February 13, 2001, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Elford leading the celebration. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
VANSTONE - Helen Charlotte Vanstone passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the age of 63. Predeceased by her father Charles and brother Leonard, Charlotte is survived by her mother Mary; siblings David Vanstone, Lois (Robert) Letkeman, Ruth (Lorne) Naherney and Tim (Jewell) Vanstone; nieces and nephews Pamela, Linda, Vicki, Job, Hannah, Kendra, Alicia, John, Tyler, Amy, Derek and Heather as well as nine great nieces and great nephews. Charlotte was born February 13, 1947, and as a child she attended Lang and Milestone schools. She spent a year in Bible school and a year in the University of Saskatoon. Charlotte worked for Necchi Sewing Center, June One Fabrics and Rose Bowl Florists. She attended Kelsey Institute and graduated as a Library Technician. Charlotte worked in Library for Agriculture Canada, ran C&R Value from February 1983 to March 1992 and was the Mayor of Lang for one term. Charlotte worked at Palliser Regional Library Headquarters. She obtained her Village Administration course, ran the town office at Lang and worked part-time at Lang Elementary School. She made church bulletins for Lang United and Milestone Alliance churches, and was most recently an Office Administrator at Lang Co-op during the big switch, now known as Cross Country Cooperative Ltd. Charlotte was a loyal friend and a wonderful sister. She was very organized all the time and knew how to get the job done and on time, however big the challenge. Charlotte loved animals and enjoyed taking care of them.
VANSTONE - Leonard Lawrence. Sunday, February 21, 1999, Leonard Lawrence Vanstone, age 50 years, dearly beloved husband of Peggy Vanstone, Lang, SK. Predeceased by his father Charles, Leonard will be dearly missed by his loving wife Peggy; three daughters, Vicki, Linda, and Pam (Kevin) Maas and their daughters, Paige and Keesha; mother Mary; three sisters, Charlotte Vanstone, Lois (Robert) Letkeman and Ruth (Lorne) Naherney; two brothers, David (Sharon) Vanstone and Tim (Jewel) Vanstone; many nieces and nephews. Leonard was married to Peggy for 25 years, and farmed in the Lang area for over 30 years. He was a salesman for Nelson Motors and Equipment of Avonlea for over nine years. Leonard was well known throughout Southern Saskatchewan. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Lang Community Hall, with Pastor Larry Rempel officiating. Interment in Lang cemetery.
VANSTONE - Mary, late of Circle Drive Place, Saskatoon, formerly of Caronport/Lang, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the age of 90 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Lang Community Hall, Lang, Sask. with Dr. John Barkman officiating. Interment to take place in Lang Cemetery, Lang, Sask.
WAIGHT - Ellen Olive (nee Bradley) Waight died on March 24, at the Winnipeg Convalescent Home. She was the youngest child of Billy and Tottie Bradley, a pioneering family of Milestone, Sask, where she was born April 9, 1906. In 1937 she married George Charles Waight of Winnipeg where she lived until 1976, before moving to Victoria, BC. George predeceased her in 1985. Ellen returned to live at the Winnipeg Convalescent Home in June of 2003. Ellen was predeceased by her brothers, Vern, Jim, George and Maitland and also by her sister, Lillian. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Harold Macdonald, her grandchildren Susan, Harold, Mary and Nancy; her sister-in-law Jean Bradley and by her nieces Verna Mae Demers, Jean Porter and Geri Rae and nephews Bill Bradley, Graham and Rennie Bradley. Her family includes great grandchildren, Olivia, Marta, Amory, Manlius, Amelia and Abigail and grand nephews and nieces. She was a happy and caring person for her whole life, to the very end. Thanks and gratitude is extended to the staff of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for their loving and professional care. Her life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service, Thursday March 29, 2007 at 11:00a.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church at Stradbrook and Nassau. All are welcome. A grave-side Interment will be held at a later date in Victoria.
WALLACE - James Stewart. On Wednesday, June 13, 2007, James Stewart Wallace, late of Weyburn and formerly of Milestone, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his father and mother, Thomas and Jessie Wallace; brothers: Harold, Blair, Donald, Cecil, Bob, Malcolm, Hugh, Jack; sisters, Hannah, Jean; daughter-in-law, Jane Wallace. James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Wallace; two children, Jerry Wallace and Joanne (Gary) Mowrey; four grandchildren, Mark (Tammy) and Todd (Tereen) Mowrey; Tyler (Lisa) and Erin Wallace; three great-grandchildren, Ryder, Tyler, Carys; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Milestone United Church with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
WALLACE - Lela Annie Marjorie (nee Allen), late of Milestone, passed away on December 18, 2000 at Pasqua Hospital following a short and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband Hugh; brothers William and George; sister Mabel; grandson Kirk; son-in-law Jerry Selke. Lela is survived by her daughter Marjorie of Fairlight, SK; sons, Dan (Sharon) of Fairview, AB, Bill (Marilyn) of Toronto, ON, and Tim of Regina, SK; as well as several grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
WALLACE - William "Bill", age 52 years, passed away October 12, 2005 after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. Bill was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Lela Wallace and nephew Kirk Wallace. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Marilyn Wallace, sisters Marjorie Wallace, Twila Preece (Vern), brothers Dan Wallace (Sharon), Tim Wallace (Deb) and several nieces and nephews. Bill was raised in Milestone and attended the University of Regina where he received his Masters in Fine Arts. He later moved to Toronto to fulfill his passion in theatre, acting and later teaching. Bill was a real people person and was best known for his great sense of humor. He lived life simple, but to the fullest
WENHARDT - Helen Jean (nee Oddie) was born November 11, 1914 and passed away December 25, 2007 in Victoria, BC. With joy we celebrate the life of Jean and sadly announce her passing, one month past her 93rd birthday. She was the youngest of four children and grew up on a farm at Milestone in southern Saskatchewan. In 1932, she completed Grade 12 and worked diligently at various jobs for six years to finance her university education. Jean graduated from the College of Home Economics at the University of Saskatchewan in 1941 and completed her dietetic internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC in 1942. She worked for the Junior Red Cross in Saskatchewan for the remainder of the war years, and was awarded a MBE (Member of the British Empire) for her efforts. She went on to complete an MA in Public Health at the University of Michigan and returned to Saskatchewan as the first provincial nutritionist, a post she held for several years. Jean married Arthur Wenhardt in 1951 and their children Lorna, Wesley and Murray were all born in Swift Current, SK. The family relocated to Saskatoon in 1961.She was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1988 and Jean moved to Victoria in 2003. Jean's connections to people were vital and her relationships dear. Her first love was family and friends who brought great joy throughout her long and energetic life. Jean had many interests: gardening, camping, travelling the world, genealogy, promoting nutrition, language and lifelong learning. Left to carry on her spirit are her three children: Lorna (Gibson) Victoria, Wesley (Paula) Vancouver, and Murray (Venice) Toronto and her five adored grandchildren: Matthew Pierce of Brisbane, Australia, Daniel Pierce (Alison Baillie) of Vancouver, Robin Pierce (David Spicer) of Auch, France, and Ella Jean and Brynn Helena Wenhardt of Toronto. A memorial service will be held in Saskatoon in July 2008.
WILKIE - Charles Wilkie passed away October 23, 2009 after a lengthy illness. Charles (Chuck) was born at Neudorf SK in 1923, the only child of Josephine and Joseph Wilschke. In 1936 Chuck moved to Regina to complete his education. In 1941 Chuck joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1942 he went overseas as a Navigator and flew heavy bombers for the duration of WWII. Chuck married Opal Pedersen in 1946 and they moved to Killaly SK where he did custom trucking. The following year they moved to Milestone district where they farmed until retirement. Chuck is predeceased by his parents Josephine and Joseph Wilschke; uncle and aunts, Phillip and Kaye Gattinger, Anne Miester, and Margaret Mohr; cousins Delmer and Bob Gattinger; brothers-in-law Jessie, Earl and Woodrow Pedersen; sisterin-law Marion Pedersen. Chuck is survived by his wife Opal and children: Brian and Sandra, their children: Heather (Marty), Lisa (Shane) and Steven (Kristin); Grant and Linda, their children: Angela (Eliaja), Aaron (Natasha), Trina (Sam); Jim and Pam, their children: Joseph (Lindsay) and Sarah (Dustin); great grandchildren: Everet, Ben and Emma, Liam and Malcolm, Oliver, Aubrey and Peyton, and Hayden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Chuck believed in doing all things to the best of his ability. This was reflected in his farming practice and the carpentry work he loved. Chuck was active in the community, as he was a member of the Home and School Association, the United Church Board and the Prairie View School District. He was past president of the Legion and past master of the Masonic Lodge in Milestone. The family would like to thank Dr. Whittick for his exceptional care and friendship over the years. Thanks also to Home Care staff who provided support and brightened Chuck's day. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Milestone United Church with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating.
WILLIAMS - Benjamin Edward (1920 - 2014). Ben passed away September 9, 2014 at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 94. Ben was predeceased by his loving wife Lily; sons Jim and Doug; parents George and Ila; sister Frances; brother-in-law Willis McCartney; brother Bud (George). Ben is survived by his sons: Tom (Judy), Brian (Brenda), Pat, Gerry, David (Sandy), Darrell (Marny); fourteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; brother Art (Karen); sister Eunice (Robert) Sambrook; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ben farmed all his life in the Milestone area. He enjoyed hockey, curling, playing cribbage, shuffleboard, but most of all driving and when he gave up his license he made many miles around town on his scooter in all kinds of weather. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. at Milestone Cemetery with Judy Beck officiating. Lunch to follow the service at the Milestone Masonic Hall.
WILLIAMS - Lily Christina. On Thursday, September 28, 2006, Lily Christina Williams passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents; one son, James; three sisters, Lucy, Mary and Bertha; one brother, Archie. Lily is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ben; seven sons: Doug, Tom (Judy), Brian (Brenda), Pat, Gerry, David (Sandy), Darrell, (Marnie); fourteen grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; brother Graham Waddell. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. Interment to follow at Milestone Cemetery.
WILLIS - Willis Earl McCartney passed away August 15th, 2008 in Brooks, Alberta at the age of 91 years. Willis was born on the family farm in Milestone, Sask. on July 13th, 1917, the youngest child of Bertha and William. Willis married Frances Williams in 1941. A man of the land, he and Frances lived and worked on the family farm until 1980 when they semi-retired to Milestone. Willis was first and foremost a family man. No matter how busy he was his wife, children and grandchildren always came first. Kind, dependable and generous with his time, Willis could always be counted upon to lend a helping hand. Family and friends alike benefited from his courageous spirit, as well as his enthusiastic, sensible and humorous approach to life. He was also a man deeply committed to the community. He believed in supporting the community that supported him and his family. Some of the organizations Willis was involved in included the Milestone Co-op, 4-H, United Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, Milestone Rink and Figure Skating Club, and Milestone Seniors' Drop-in Centre. Over the years, he was recognized as someone who was hard-working and sociable, fair and honest, dependable and trustworthy, thoughtful and caring. He leaves a legacy of grace, dignity and courage of a man who lived and loved well. Willis was predeceased by his loving wife, Frances; sisters, Jean Brown and Mildred McCartney; and brother, Hugh McCartney. He is survived by his daughters, Faye (Garnet) Altwasser and Barbara (Terry) Mitchell; his grandchildren, Brent (Tilly) Altwasser, Laura Marie (Vince) Elgersma, Joanne (Donavon) Saltvold, Mark (Melanie) Altwasser, Paul (Jacquie) Mitchell, and Brenna Lea (Jon) Bath; his great grandchildren, Myra and Ian Altwasser, Scott, Emmalyn and Kate Elgersma, Owen, Janelle and Rebecca Saltvold, Jordan, McKenna, and Lynden Mitchell, William and Adelaide Bath; loyal friend, Dave Rudderham; sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw, Janet McCartney, Ben Williams, Bud Williams, Eunice and Bob Sambook, Art and Karen Williams; as well as many nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service will be held in Milestone United Church on Saturday, August 30th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.
WILLOUGHBY - Edna Sylvia. On Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Edna Sylvia Willoughby, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband, Mervyn; grandson, Robbie; sister, Frances; brothers, Robert and Joseph. Edna is survived by her daughter, Sharon Brown of Regina; son, Michael (Elaine) of Calgary, AB; five grandchildren: Scott, Tracy, Jamie, James and Jill; four great grandchildren; brother Edward Rennick; sister-in-law, Olive Partridge, both of Regina; as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Cremation. Private family interment in Milestone Cemetery in the Spring of 2002.
WOODS - Annie. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annie (Ann) Woods, age 94 years old, on Saturday, July 29, 2006. Annie was predeceased by her parents Joe Woods in 1945 and Susanna in 1960. She is survived by Dorothy Welch and her family; cousins Dean, Don and Gordon Kelly and their families in Ontario; the Galbraith and Renwick families, as well as many other close friends. Annie had worked at Simpsons and later at Sask Wheat Pool for many years. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Milestone Cemetery.
WYNN - Marshall Wynn passed away in Extendicare/Parkside, Regina on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by his wife Mary Jane Wynn in 1997; parents, Wesley John Wynn and Rose Galloway; brothers and sisters: Blanch, Roland, Dorothy, Stanton and Edison, Marshall is survived by his children: Patrick (Lynn) Wynn of Calgary, Carol Wynn of Regina, Marshall Murray Wynn of Hannah, AB; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Marshall attended school in Milestone and Querrin, completing his education in Moose Jaw. He retired from the C.P.R. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, with Rev. Don Wells officiating. Interment in Regina Cemetery.
YARSKE - Barbara (nee Hartman Yarske, formerly of Lang and Regina, passed away at River Heights Lodge in North Battleford on November 29, 2004 at 82 years of age. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Anton and Elizabeth Hartman and her sister Elizabeth. She is survived by her son John (Marlene) of North Battleford and her brother Tony (Barbara) of Ponoka, AB and grandchildren Susan (Dino), Jeff (Lisa) and Michael, nieces and nephews Elizabeth, Debbie, Derrick and Darcy and great grandchildren Tiana and Alexandra. Barbara was born in Arad, Romania on Jan 25, 1922 and immigrated to Canada with her parents and sister Elizabeth, settling in Lang in 1927. She lived and worked in Lang with her son, John, moving to Regina on John's completion of high school. She worked at the Regina Airport restaurant for several years until gaining employment with the food services department at the Regina General Hospital where she worked for 27 years until her retirement. She enjoyed her retirement in good health for about 10 years but later in declining physical health,moved to North Battleford to be nearer John and Marlene where she enjoyed a good quality of life for several more years while residing at River Heights Lodge. Barbara will be sadly missed by her family and many friends, staff and residents alike at River Heights Lodge. The family would like to express a very special thank you to the staff at RHL for the excellent care Mom received and the friendships, companionship and loving support during her stay there. Thank you and appreciation is also extended to Dr. David Morton and to the late Dr. Ian Smith for attending to Mom's requirements at RHL and to Doctors I. Khan and M. C. Moolman and the staff of 2nd Floor East at the Battlefords Union Hospital during her recent surgery. Cremation services were provided by Prairie View Chapel in Saskatoon and memorial services will be held Friday December 10 at 2:30 pm at RHL.
YOUNG - Robyn Lee Young November 6, 1987 Robert and Julia Young welcomed into this world a young baby girl named Robyn Lee Young. Some also know her as Robjob/Robano/Robbin Barks and mommy. For 26 years we have danced through life, shared memories, love, and amazing times with her. Robyn our "RAINBOW ANGEL" is now guarding all our families from the heavens above, and will continue to live on in our souls and hearts forever. From heaven above Robyn is now watching over two beautiful children, Jewel Maddison Schwindt (5) and Dawson John Douglas Schwindt (1). We are so proud to have them in our lives. Robyn thank you so much our angel. Robyn was raised in Piccadilly, NF and resided in Milestone, SK with her family. She also will be watching over her husband Chris Schwindt, sister Jenelle Young, mother Julia Young and father Robert Young, grandparents Mildred and Carl McIsaac and all the Young/Schwindt/ McIsaac families. We will forever be watching for you Robyn, thank you for all the love and memories you have given us. We will love you forever and ever. Amen. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Resurrection R.C. Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Rd., Regina, SK with Very Rev. Stephen Bill as Celebrant.