Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Carey (nee Bilawchuk). The peaceful death of Mrs. Carey Adam, 54 years, of Lanigan, SK occurred on Saturday, February 26, 2005. She passed away with her family at her side following a long battle with breast cancer. Carey was born on October 30, 1950 in Kelvington to Mike and Anne (nee Chaykowski) Bilawchuk. Carey will be forever loved and sadly missed by her husband of 35 years, Jim Adam of Lanigan; two daughters and one grandson: Wendy Johnston (Kim Schumann) and her son, Todd Johnston of Regina; Crystal (Curtis) Riou of Lloydminster, AB; mother, Anne Bilawchuk of Regina; one sister and two brothers: Clarence (Dorothy) Bilawchuk of Regina; Cathy (Larry) Schlamp of Langdon, AB; Bob (Cheryl) Bilawchuk of Lanigan; and by numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Adam family: Carey was predeceased by her daughter, Hali and her father, Mike Bilawchuk. A United Church Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan, presided by Carol Hiscock. A private family interment will follow at the Lanigan Cemetery.
- Adriana (nee Loos). The death of Mrs. Adriana Akkermans, of Lanigan, occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Sunday, November 15, 2009. She was 78 years of age. Adriana will be lovingly remembered by her three children and three grandchildren: Mary-Anne Akkermans of Al Ain, U.A.E.; John (Margo) Akkermans of Hanna, AB, and family, Jennifer Akkermans (Brad Hutchinson), and Scott Akkermans; and Dianne Morgan of St. Albert, AB, and daughter Mackenzie; two sisters and three brothers: Mien (Jac) Govers, Kees (Toni) Loos, Toon (Nell) Loos, Adri (Toos) Loos, and Diny (Geert) Huysmans, all of Holland; brother-in-law, Kees Oostvogels; in-laws of the Akkermans family: To Akkermans, and Nell (Louis) Van de Eynden; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius Akkermans; son-in-law, Mervyn Morgan; parents, Jacobus and Anna (nee Bartels) Loos; two sisters: Tonia Oostvogels and To (Cor) Bals; and by brother-in-law, Adri Akkermans. The Prayer Service for Adriana will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB. Both services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan. Interment will follow at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery.
- Anne (nee Kobzey) Skorlatowski Padjan Ames. The sudden and unexpected death of Anne Ames, 84 years of Lanigan occurred on Monday, March 24, 2014. Anne, commonly known as Mom, Grandma and Auntie Annie, was born on June 22, 1929 to John and Verna Kobzey in Guernsey, SK. She was one of fifteen children. She met and married Michael Skorlatowski, a local boy, on February 27, 1945. They lived and farmed around Burr, SK. for a short time then moved to Attica, SK. During their time in Burr they were "lucky", as Anne said, to have had the opportunity to adopt a son Andrew. Luck hit again in 1956 when Mike and Anne adopted their daughter Darlene. Shortly after the adoptions, due to Mike’s health, they moved to Humboldt, SK. but Mike longed for the farm life so they packed their bags and moved to Birch Hills SK. where they bought a farm. They didn’t live there long when Mike succumbed to his death in 1963. Anne then moved herself and her children to Lanigan where she found work cleaning for Mr. and Mrs. Coen at the drug store and then at the Old Lanigan Hospital. Finally finishing her working career at the Lagana Hotel as a waitress, a chambermaid and then finally in the kitchen where she felt at home. Anne married Albert Podjan in 1971 and they were married for 17 years until Albert’s death in 1988. Anne then decided that this would be a good time to get her driver’s license. Anne lived a relatively quiet life until she was introduced to Ken Ames by a long time friend, Maxine Pickering. Anne and Ken exchanged vows on Nov 19, 1998. Ken introduced Anne to camping and this gave her a fresh new outlook on life. They spent many days with their truck and trailer travelling around Saskatchewan and even venturing into Alberta. Everyone that knew Anne understood how much she loved gardening or tending to her flowers. She loved the outdoors, but more than anything else, she loved her family, especially her grand children and great grandchildren. Anyone that visited Anne would be offered something to eat and drink before they ever sat down. Food and beverage generally appeared BEFORE you had a chance to answer. She was a great cook and baker. Anytime there was a function in town Anne would be one of the first to volunteer to bring some sort of baking or casserole dish. She was a wonderful, loving and sincere lady. Anyone that crossed paths with her would forever remember her. If she were here today Anne would look at all of you and smile…and then thank you all for being her friend. She will be greatly missed by all. Anne is survived by her son Andrew (Helen) Skorlatowski and their family Michael (Serra) Skorlatowski, and Michelle Skorlatowski, all of Saskatoon, SK and Tearsa (Mark) Chang of Warman, SK; her daughter Darlene Willis (Barry) of Okotoks, AB and their family Shannon (Wayne) Wood of Lacombe, AB and Ross Arnfinson of Calgary, AB; her beautiful great granddaughters Clair and Maleya Skorlatowski, Paighton Arnfinson and great grandson Kade Wood; her brothers Mike (Marion) Kobzey of Saskatoon, Nick (Lil) Kobzey of Mundare, AB and Steve Kobzey of Edmonton, AB; her sisters Mary Bay of Vegerville, AB, Rose Barr of Edmonton, AB and Olga Kristensen of Spruce Grove, AB. She loves you all very much. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law Joseph (Julia) Skorlatowski and John (Hope) Skorlatowski, all of Lanigan, SK; sisters-in-law Anne Gerylo of East Selkirk, MB and Jenny Prebushoski of Birsey, SK; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends. Anne is preceded in death by her husbands Michael Skorlatowski of 18 years, Albert Podjan of 17 years and Ken Ames of 15 years. She is also predeceased by her parents John and Verna Kobzey, her sisters Mary at the age of 5 and Pauline at the tender age of 3 months and sisters Margaret, Lily and Katie; and brothers Bill, Harry and Peter…May you all rest in peace. The Funeral Service for Anne was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan officiated by Pastor Colette Baker. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Elizabeth (nee Laufer). On Friday, April 24, 2009, Betty Arlt, late of Regina and formerly of Lanigan, passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her parents Henry and Katie Laufer; husband Harold; brother Henry Laufer; two granddaughters, Anita Malbeuf and ChristieLin Arlt; Betty is survived by her children: daughter Marilyn (Eric) Nurse and their children: Barbara (Brian) Grahn (Kelsey, Kayley and Jennifer) and Byron (Lisa) Nurse (Braedyn) all of Edmonton, daughter Carolyn Malbeuf and her children: Elvis (Lisa) Malbeuf (McKenzie and Savannah) and Roberta Malbeuf (Jasmine) all of Regina, son Keith Arlt and his children: Jennifer (Landry) Veitch (Makenize and Ireland), April (Ryan Dalnea) Arlt (Kianna), Katelyn, Vernon Longman, and Joshua all of Saskatoon, and son Randal (Colleen) Arlt and their children: Colin and Brittany, all of Regina, brother Carl Laufer of Chilliwack; as well as nieces and nephews. Betty was born on November 17, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary. She grew up in Regina where she met and married Harold, a farmer from Jansen SK. They eventually moved to Lanigan in 1964, where they owned and operated the Robinson Store until her retirement where she was able to pursue her love and interest in gardening. Betty was always active in her church. Following the death of Harold in 2006, Betty moved back to Regina. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina SK with Pastor Lindsay Hognestad officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 12:00 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, SK, followed by interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
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- Joseph. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dad, grandpa and great grandpa on March 17, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Dad was born and raised in Quill Lake, SK. In 1946 Dad met Nora, that same year they married and started their large family. For the last 22 years, Dad resided in Lanigan, SK. The last few months of his life he was in Saskatoon during his battle with kidney failure. During this time he was surrounded by his entire family until his passing. Dad was predeceased by two brothers; two sisters; one daughter, Connie in 1957; and one son, Richard in 1994. Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth. Dad is survived by his wife, Nora; daughters, Beverly (John), Elizabeth (Lyle), Judy (Cecil), Connie (Mervin); sons, Russ, Joe (Rhonda), Paul (Marlene); 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dad will be remembered as a very outspoken man with a warm sense of humour, love of family, hard working mechanic in his working days, the best Dad, grandpa and great grandpa in the world. Dad enjoyed cooking his special meals, he also took pride in his gardening and canning of beets and pickles. Dad's life occupation was being a great mechanic. He became employed with Tommy Morton in Quill Lake for many years. There he was known for fixing many tractor tires and motors. Whenever anything mechanical needed fixing Dad was the man to call. Dad was a member of the Armed Forces for 11 months in Regina, SK. Dad will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. We would like to send special thanks to the staff at St. Paul's Hospital and Porteous Lodge (Villa) for all the care, support and attention to Dad.
- William (Bill) Charles Barclay of Coleville passed away quietly on Monday, February 11, 2002, in the Kindersley hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on April 27th, 19334, in Lanigan, SK, the third child and only son of William H. and Henrietta Barclay. He was raised in Lanigan and spent many hours playing hockey and baseball -- both sports he loved for the remainder of his lifetime. In l952, Bill purchased a truck and began working in the oilfields of Saskatchewan. He and a friend, Herb Shea purchased the WA Dand Trucking company from then owner Bill Dand, which they formed into Alsask Heavy Haulers Ltd. In later years, Bill bought out Herb and formed the present company Sam's General Trucking Ltd., of which he was president and CEO until the time of his death. Bill will be fondly remembered by the many men and women who worked for him over the 50 years that he ran his company, as a fair and compassionate employer. In 1957, Bill married Evelyn Hackney and together they had six children, whom they raised in Coleville. Bill was very active in the local minor sports as the children were growing up. He coached many a hockey team to league and provincial finals. Bill loved to tell you how much talent you had and he was passionate in developing each person's talent as best he could. He followed his son's hockey dreams all over the province and often accompanied his grandsons to their games in these last few months. We will all remember his many little colloquialisms to get the point across as to what you did well and to make the equal point as to what you did poorly during the last game. In later years, after his children were grown and gone, Bill led a very active involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion. Starting at the branch level, he held many executive positions. His passion and commitment grew and he ran for office successfully at the Zone, District, Provincial and National levels. Bill was the Saskatchewan Command President from 1993-1995. Bill also held positions on Dominion Command and at the time of his death he was Dominion President having been elected to that position in Halifax, NS, in June of 2000. He was made a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion on February 16th, 1999, and was awarded the Gold Leaf on November 4th, 2000. Bill's passion for the ideals held by the Royal Canadian Legion helped to make the lives of Canadian veterans and their families better as he advocated actively with Canadian Government to honor all Canadian War Veterans both living and deceased. The crowning glory for Dad was to be healthy enough on Remembrance Day November 11th , 2001, to be able to give the salute to the Governor General of Canada in honor of all Legion members. It was a moment he cherished throughout his illness. Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Henrietta Barclay, a young sister - Joyce, and his son William (Billy) and an infant son Duncan. Bill is survived by his wonderful companion of eleven years, Kathleen Phillips of Coleville; one sister, Shirley (Andres) Anderson of Saskatoon; sons: David (Marian) of Swift Current, their children Leigh-Anne and Kerry, Rick (Shannon) of Coleville, their children Brennan, Josh and Caty; daughters: Janice Barclay-High (Desmond High) of Fort McMurray, their daughter Brandi Barclay of Fort McMurray, Audrey (Darcy) Weber of Coleville, their children Jordan, Alyssa and Mya. Also numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members. A funeral service was held Friday, February 15th, 2002, at the Coleville Community Hall with Joan Tessier officiating. Bill's eldest son David Barclay gave the eulogy. Kind words of remembrance were given by Joe Kobalak, RCL Dominion Past President; the Honorable Ray Pahpakhna, Minister of Veteran Affairs for the Government of Canada; and Elmer Noble, RCL Saskatchewan Command President. The organist was Shelley Roberts accompanied by a choir of local people. Piper was Don MacDonald of Saskatoon, who played the hymn "Amazing Grace". The Royal Canadian Legion funeral ritual was led by Saskatchewan Command Past President Pat Varga, with Sgt. At Arms Lloyd (Sparky) Ament leading the 300 plus Legion Honor Guard. Bugler was Colleen Swan of Kindersley. Pallbearers were Ernie Por of Consort, AB, Gren Shea of Swift Current, SK, Chuck Ogle of Saskatoon, SK, Brent Burns of Regina, SK, Rod Perkins of Kindersley, SK and George Darby of Swift Current, SK. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Boser of Unity, SK, Don Leach of Regina Beach, SK, Herb Shea of Calgary, AB, Ron Anderson of Abbey, SK, Alvin Krepps of Brock, Gaston Platana of Macklin, SK, Lindsay Holmes of Coleville, SK, Douglas Hackney of Hardisty, AB. Ushers were Denis Bahm of Kerrobert, SK, Rhonda Tate, Laurie Dales, and Joelle Johnston of Coleville, SK.
- Marjorie (nee McIntyre) Barron, 61 years of Lanigan, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while in Moose Jaw to watch curling, on Monday, November 26, 2012. Marjorie was born July 21, 1951 in London, ON to Lloyd and Doris (nee Greenham) McIntyre. She spent her first four years in London, then ten years in Thamesford and from there moved to Brantford, ON. Marjorie was married to Richard Toby Barron and had three children. They spent the early part of their marriage in Brantford and Thompson, MB. In 1977, they moved to Drake and then eventually to Lanigan, SK. Over the years, Marjorie spent lots of time at her favourite place, her cabin at Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre in Thamesford, ON. Her parents had been founding members and she had enjoyed many childhood summers there. Marjorie loved to curl and spend time at the arena, either with her kids or with the ladies in the kitchen. Her love of curling remained long after she stopped curling herself. Marjorie enjoyed the Scotties one year in Kitchner, ON and watched every possible televised event! In recent years, Marjoire returned to Lanigan and was able to rekindle old friendships and start many new friendships among her church community. Marjorie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Richard; daughter, Heidi (David); sons, Geoffrey (Michelle) and James; and many beautiful grandchildren, all of who gave her incredible joy. She is also survived by her brother, Allan (Eleanor); sister, Nancy (David); brother-in-law, David; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Doris McIntyre; brother, Ronald and sister, Louise. Marjorie was a kind, giving and beautiful lady. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service for Marjorie was held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from LifePoint Church, Lanigan, officiated by Pastor Kevin Sawatsky.
- Alice Elaine. The death of Mrs. Alice "Elaine " Bell, 87 years, of Lanigan, occurred at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Humboldt on Monday, July 4, 2005. Elaine will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her two children, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Fay Kitzan of Winnipeg, MB and her family, Beth Kitzan (Pam) of London, ON and her children, Alexandra Kitzan and Michael Kitzan, and Christine (Michael) Seemann of Winnipeg; and Larry (Darlene) Bell of Humboldt and their family, Rick (Jean) Bell of Edmonton, AB and children, Megan, Josh and Michaela, and Laurie (Tony) Gebert of Fort McMurray, AB and children, Jorah, Skylar and Jennae. The Funeral Service for Elaine will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Lanigan with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Lanigan Cemetery.
- Agnes. The death of Mrs. Agnes Bernadine (nee Freriks) Bernauer, of Lanigan, occurred at Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon, on Saturday, August 4, 2007. She was 73 years of age. Agnes leaves behind to mourn, her loving husband of 50 years, Alois Bernauer of Lanigan; three daughters, one son, and their families: Linda (Dale) Mosher of Prince Albert; Dianne Bernauer (Vern Rabinovitch) of Humboldt; Karen (Regan) Emmons and children, Hayden and Sydney of Saskatoon; and Les (Jackie) Bernauer and children, Scott, Ryan and Taylor on the family farm at Lanigan; two brothers: Casper (Sally) Freriks and Gerhard (Pauline) Freriks, both of Pilger; in-laws of the Bernauer family; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Bernard "Ben " and Mary (nee Hueser) Freriks; parents-in-law, John and Veronica Bernauer; and by many aunts, uncles, and in-laws of the Bernauer family. The Funeral Mass for Agnes will be offered at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan, on Friday, August 10, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Louis Hoffart. Interment will follow at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery.
- Gerald Keith (August 19, 1927 - November 28, 2013). The death of Gerald Keith Biehn of Lanigan, Sask., occurred at his residence on Thursday, November 28, 2013. He was 86 years of age. The Funeral Service for Gerald will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Collette Baker. Interment to take place at a later date.
- Virginia E. Biehn passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital. A beautiful life came to an end; she died, as she lived everyone's friend. Treasure her, God in your garden at rest, for in our world, she was one of the best. Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 27th Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan. Visitation, celebration of life, Sunday, February 26th 7:00 p.m. Thank you to all staff at Oliver Lodge for your compassionate care.
- Margaret Evelyn Billie (nee Howard), late of Prince Albert, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2006 at the age of 90 years. She was born to William and Marion Howard on May 11, 1915 at Lanigan, SK. Billie was raised and attended school at Lanigan. After grade 12 she completed a business course in Winnipeg and worked at Lanigan Hardware and the Dafoe Airbase where she met her husband, Sydney. Shortly after their wedding in 1942, Sydney was posted overseas and Billie worked at Kernaghan's Hardware in Prince Albert for several years. Later she worked at catering and finally for Statistics Canada until she retired at the age of 75 years. Billie was also involved in several Prince Albert organizations including Calvary United Church, S.H.A.R.E. and The Royal Canadian Legion. A favorite pastime of hers was playing bridge with the same group of friends over a period of 25 years. She will be fondly remembered for her cheerfulness, humor and loving hospitality. Billie is survived by her daughter, Dianne and son, Doug, both of Prince Albert; brother, Ken Howard of Regina; sisters, Eleanor Davies of Saskatoon and Isobel Whitehouse (Ray) of Peterborough, ON; and many other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney; brother, Ralph; and other relatives. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of MacKenzie Funeral Home, Prince Albert, SK.
- Emil R. The family is saddened to announce that Mr. Emil R. Boe, 88 years, of Lanigan passed away at Nokomis Health Center on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church Lanigan, officiated by Rev. Linsell Hurd.
- Harvey. November 21, 1939 - December 23, 2009. Harv passed away peacefully at home after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his loving fiancee Donna and her sons Christopher and Curtis Lummerding; his children Leslie, Kevin (Angela) and Lisa (Don) Boire; his six precious grandchildren; his brothers Kenneth, Raymond (Rose); his sister Joyce (Roland) Lucier and his children's mother Doreen. He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Jean Brakefield. Harv was born on the family farm near Lanigan. The family moved to the Christopher Lake area where he attended school. He worked his early years for the Prince Albert Herald and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix. He came to make his career from his passion of carpentry. Harv and Donna spent endless weekends camping and dancing but he truly was happiest at building their new home in Christopher Lake and caring for their acreage on his John Deere Tractors. Harv will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family, many friends and associates. A celebration of Harv's life will be held in the spring his favorite season.
- Arthur Roy. Born March 18th, 1927 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. Passed away April 22nd, 2004 in Vancouver. Predeceased by his wife Vivianne. Survived by his daughters Wendy (Hugh), Barbara (Paul), granddaughters Melissa (Bruce) and Alexandra, great-grandsons Jordan and Bailey. Art was a long time member of the I.L.W.U. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed square-dancing and woodworking. Art was a good friend to many and was always there to lend a hand. He will be greatly missed many friends and relatives. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Ocean View Funeral Home, with a viewing prior.
- Dorothy Eva passed away peacefully on September 24, 2003 at Victoria Hospice. Dorothy was born on March 1, 1915 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Eric, son Victor, daughter-in-law Bronwen, grandchildren Caitlin and Evan, of Nanaimo, sister Betty, brother-in-law Jim, of Victoria, and sister Joyce, of Banning, California. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held at the Gordon Head United Church on Tuesday September 30, 2003 at 2:00 pm.
- Kathleen Edith Doss (nee Pickering) died peacefully the morning of April 12, 2010. Doss was born in the Ladstock District near Leslie, SK. on June 18, 1918. She attended school at Ladstock and she married Jack Burnett in September of 1940. Jack and Doss farmed in the Mount Hecla District, also near Leslie, for 24 years. They moved to Saskatoon in 1964 where Jack sold real estate for four years. Jack and Doss then owned and operated a MacLeod's Hardware Store in Lanigan until they retired in 1980. Upon retirement they built a log cabin at Jackfish Lake and spent 20 fun filled years there before moving to Regina in 2000. Doss was actively involved in churches and communities in which she lived. She was an accomplished curler and won many local bonspiels. Doss had a quiet strength and she was always willing to listen. Doss' house was a favourite stopping off spot for family and friends and everyone knew there was room for one more at her table. Her pies alone were worth the trip. Those who knew Doss will miss her stories. She had a new one every time you visited her and there was always time for one more card game (which she usually won). In her later years she was a perennial favourite of the staff who were responsible for her care. Doss was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Jack; daughter, Sally (Skinner); her parents, Georgina and Isaac Pickering; sister, Mary Howe and brothers, Frank, Henry and George. Left with many wonderful memories are daughter, Janet (Rick) Sanden; sons, Cam (Brenda) and Andy (Harle); and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Everyone who met Doss had a special connection with her and all will remember a person who lived a long life and enjoyed every day to its fullest. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, Regina, SK with Pastor Craig Moeller officiating.
- Gertrude Alberta. The death of Gertrude Alberta Burns aged 90 years of Lanigan SK occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Tuesday January 20, 2009. A Memorial Service will be held in Knox United Church in Lanigan on Monday, January 26th at 2:00 p.m. Gertrude is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Gwen (George) Leffler; son, Garth (Doris) Burns; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
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- Eleanor (nee Banks). The death of Mrs. Eleanor Carey, of Lanigan, occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Sunday, July 9, 2006. She was 85 years of age. Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her devoted family: June (John) Kuss; John (Merle) Casey and their family, Michael (Kelly) Carey, and Sean (Gina) Carey; Allan Carey (Corinne Dilus); and Anita (Dean) Snider and their family, Mitchell, Mark, and Ryan; and by her brother, Brodie (Margaret) MacKay of Edinburgh, Scotland. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Carey (June 12, 1989); and by her parents, Andrew and Helen (nee MacConachie) Banks. In respect of Eleanor's wishes, there will not be a funeral service.
- Frank, passed away on July 18, 2009 at 74 years of age, at the Lanigan Hospital surrounded by his family. Frank was born on June 7, 1935 in Creelman, SK. One of four children born to Les and Mary (Hay) Chalmers, he is predeceased by his sister, Merle; and survived by his two brothers, Ron and Harvey (Maureen) in Manitoba. Frank attended school in Belleview, Pipestone and Virden. Frank and Bev married in 1954 and shared 54 years building their family and working hard, while making many terrific memories along the way. The family moved often for work in the early years but settled in Lanigan in 1973. Dad enjoyed his travels, he loved history and through his hobby of researching genealogy has left us with generations of information about our Ancestry. Retiring from the PCS potash mine in 1999 after 26 years; he enjoyed golfing in Lanigan and they often took the clubs with them when they went visiting friends and relatives. They took pride in their large yard and their garden and flowers were lovely. Frank always had a project underway and a job list ready. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Bev (Lifeso); and their four children, Brian (Debbie), Pam, Kurt (Lois), and Janice (Germain); eleven grandchildren: Adam (Jan), Travis and Troy Mierke, Amy, Shane (Marc), and Alanna (Peter), Bradley (Kyle), Cole and Rebecca, Maddison and Geneva; and three great-grandchildren, Kaelyn, Hanna and Samantha; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Our husband, Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather, brother and friend leaves us a legacy of strength, love, determination, laughter and a lifetime of memories. He remains forever in our hearts. The family invites you to join in Celebrating Frank's life on Sunday, July 26 in Lanigan at the Lanigan Golf & Country Club beginning at 11:00 a.m. We are very grateful to Dr. Saxena and the professional and compassionate staff that cared for Frank during his brief hospital stay. Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt in care of arrangements.
- William Harvey Clare was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1874. He moved to Winnipeg to attend Teachers College, and taught for several years before joining a bank. He worked as a bank manager in Lanigan, Sask., until 1910 when he moved to Sasakatoon tand took a position as General Manager of the Saskatchewan Investment and Trust Company. Shortly thereafter he set up his own real estate and Insurance business ("W. Harvey Clare - Real Estate, Farm Lands, Insurance, Rentals and Loans"). He served as an alderman from 1917-1922, and then as Mayor in 1924 and 1925. His term as mayor was a period of growing prosperity for a city that had been battered first by the collapse of the over-heated real estate market in 1913, then by a period of drought, the Great War (1914-1918), the influenza epidemic of 1918 and the post-war depression. W. Harvey Clare died on February 26, 1956 at the age of 82. He is buried in Saskatoon's Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Frederick Siegfried 'Sig' (April 25, 1912 - April 6, 2011). Frederick Siegfried 'Sig' Coen beloved husband of Lillian of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the age of 98 years. Sig was born on April 25, 1912, in Chamberlain, SK. He was the only child of Frederick Carl Coen and Kirstin Tang Jensen Coen. He grew up in a number of small towns in Saskatchewan and Alberta where his father was a butcher and railroad employee. He married Lillian Torgerson in Lanigan, SK on July 23, 1941. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy in Saskatoon, SK in 1936 and worked in Viscount, Shellbrook, and Saskatoon before purchasing the drugstore in Lanigan in 1939. He and Lil worked side by side in Lanigan Drugs until they retired and sold their business in 1979. He continued to do relief pharmacist work until he turned eighty. He was active in the United Church, Masons, Eastern Star, Lanigan Hospital Board and spent many years on the Lanigan School Unit Board. His life work was dedicated to pharmacy and he was constantly learning and upgrading. Besides his loving wife Lillian, Sig is survived by son Garth (Irene); grandchildren, Kendra (Clint), Amanda and Spencer; great-grandchildren Kayla and Dylan; daughter Gail; grandchildren Andrea (Keith) and Pam (David); great-grandchildren Brian and Erika; sistersin-law Myrtle Spencer and Joan Hamilton; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, son-in-law Garry Hruska; brothers-in-law, Gilbert, Percy, Sidney Torgerson, Charlie Spencer and Don Leitch; sisters-in-law, Francis Leitch, Francis Torgerson and Myrtle Torgerson; and special cousins, Inga, Ken and June Tvedt. Services will be held in Lanigan, SK at a later date
- Edith Mary (nee McCulloch), born March 4, 1910 in Liverpool, England, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Regina. Mom came to Canada at the age of 5 with her parents, John and Edith McCulloch settling in Regina before moving to Lanigan, Sask. She married Bill Craddock on April 26, 1931 in Lanigan, and moved to Regina at that time. Edith was predeceased by her husband Bill (W. L.) in 1998 and granddaughter Karen; and leaves to mourn her passing her son Bill (Cheryl) Craddock and daughter Shirley (Hector) Hannah in Savona, BC; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 6 greatgreatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews. At Mom's request, her remains are to be cremated and the ashes will be interred in the Craddock family plot in Lanigan at a private family service at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Silva Care Home for the excellent care extended to Mom over the past 3-1/2 years.
Elizabeth Margaret (nee Mundell). Born Elizabeth Margaret Mundell on May 23, 1923, Betty passed away on November 17, 2003. Predeceased by her loving husband Les, she is survived by her son Gary, daughter Shelley and their respective families. Betty was born in Lanigan Saskatchewan and moved with her family at a young age to Keating on the Saanich Peninsula. She lived for a time in Nanaimo and spent most of her life in Victoria where she maintained a loving home. Betty is remembered for her care and warmth, laughter, and her love of a good cup of tea. Honouring her wishes there will be no funeral service.
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- Irene Dorothy (nee Siegel), 83 years of age, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2006, at Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon. Reenie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family; Bill, her husband of sixty years; her children, Jackie Dack, Doug (Heather) Dack and family Colleen and Robin, Barbara (Terry) Moneo and family Carson, Clay and Mia; and her seven great grandchildren. Reenie was born in 1923 to August and Augusta Siegel on the farmstead south of Lanigan. She was the fifth of fourteen siblings including two half brothers. Special thanks to Dr. Fern and the nurses and staff of the second floor at Stensrud Lodge for the care provided to Irene during her stay there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A gathering celebrating Reenie's life will be held in the Family Centre at Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel (915 Acadia Drive) on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.
- John. The death of Mr. John Daelick, 85 years, of Lanigan, occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Thursday, October 16, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan. Memorial donations may be directed to the Lanigan Hospital Auxillary or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
- Grant Davidson age 88 of Lanigan, SK, passed away at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on December 8, 2013. Grant was born to Bertram and Marvel Davidson on August 30, 1925, in Lanigan. He grew up and obtained his education in Lanigan. Grant attended Stoner Rest School. Grant lived on the Davidson homestead where he operated a mixed farm and enjoyed every moment of the farming life style. He later took a course in diesel automotive and welding at a vocational school in Edmonton. To supplement the farm income he took a winter job in the town of Lanigan and worked at Ingham Industries for several years. Grant always managed to stay busy whether he was fixing farm equipment, helping out friends and neighbors or machining up a new invention. He later went on to manage the Lanigan skating rink from 1970 to 1985. He was a friend and mentor to the youth in the area. On July 30, 1993, Grant married his soul mate, Anne. Grant had many hobbies and interests which included being a HAM Operator (Handle # VE5JU) for many years, bowling right up to the age of 86, enjoying unlimited golf games on the course in Lanigan, playing cards and getting together with friends and family. He was an excellent Shuffle Board player and invented a special push stick for Anne. Grant and Anne enjoyed driving around the country roads, exploring new towns and cities, stopping in and visiting with friends and family. Grant and Anne remained on the farm until Spring 2009 where they made their home in the Town of Lanigan. Grant will be lovingly remembered by his wife of twenty years, Anne Davidson; stepson, John (Helen) Vereschahen and daughters, Vanessa and Jessica; sister, Mildred Kilby; nieces and nephews: Ward (Caleen) Kilby; Brenda (Jim) Emmonds; Lauren (Ed) Courcelles and daughters, Coryn and Lianna (fiancé, Dylan Brook); Alix (Jeff) Butler and daughters, Carling and Dayna; and numerous cousins. Grant was predeceased by his parents, Bertram and Marvel; brother, Lloyd in infancy; and brother-in-law, John Kilby. The funeral service was held at Knox United Church, 31 Hover St. Lanigan, SK, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Interment took place at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Marion Lois (nee Craig) November 26, 1940 - June 6, 2010. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our dear Mom and Grandma, Marion on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the age of 69 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Don and sister, Sharon Mestas. She will always be remembered by her three children, son, Grant (Margaret-Ann); daughters, Marla (James) Enns and Leanne (Rick) Riedel; grandchildren, Dakota, Sierra, Alicia, Emily, Caitlyn and Carly; three sisters, Barb (John) D'Amuro, Donna (Jim) Littler, Loretta (Edward) Wirth; one brother, Brian Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born in Regina and raised in Broadview. She moved to Regina where she was employed by the Royal Bank and while there, met Don, a pharmacist. They were married in 1964 and in 1968 they moved to Lanigan where they opened Dregers Drugs. Mom was very involved in her church in Lanigan, and then Saskatoon where she resided after dad's passing. Mom loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. Mom was a people person and she loved to visit. She seemed to know someone wherever she went and could strike up a conversation with anyone. She cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Mom loved having the grandkids over for sleepovers and looked forward to the many trips to Texas to visit Grant and his family. She will be forever missed. We Love You Mom. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1215 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK with Intern Pastor Aaron Schnell officiating. Interment will be held in the Lemberg Cemetery, Lemberg, SK on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
- Irene Margaret (nee Fick) August 21, 1914 - March 2, 2006. Irene was born in Yorkton, Sask. In 1917 the family moved to Lanigan, Sask. where she grew up. She graduated from the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. She then felt divinely called to serve the Lord Jesus Christ to become a missionary in Africa. After studying theology she then went to Europe to learn the French language. Irene arrived in Gabon, French Equatorial Africa in 1948. She was first welcomed to the main mission station in Bangolo, Gabon. After a short time she was carried by four Africans in a tipogo to a distant jungle area. Two days later she arrived at Ileson, her new home. Following a period of orientation, Irene studied the native language and with the help of a French-speaking native pastor, she began to establish a medical clinic. At the request of the French government, Irene took on the care of lepers in that area and before long, she helped teach in the established mission school. Here the natives learned to read and write their own language and to use the number system. They were also taught hygiene principles and the enjoyment of music. Shortly before Irene's second furlough in 1958, she became very ill with a severe type of malaria. When her health improved, Irene returned to Canada to continue nursing. After taking post-graduate studies in obstetrics she supervised a maternity ward and taught students. Later she studied hospital administration and remained in that field until her retirement in 1979. In 1980 she married Wally Driemel and they made their home in Abbotsford, BC. There Irene did volunteer work with the Red Cross and programs helping seniors. Since 2002 she has been a resident of Bevan Lodge. Irene passed away peacefully on March 2, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband and two brothers. Irene leaves behind one brother, five step-children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. At her request, a private family memorial will be held Friday, March 10, 2006. Irene's beautiful smile will be missed by so many.
- Jack Ray (March 8, 1958 - February 26, 2015). After a very courageous battle with cancer the family is very saddened to announce that Mr. Jackie “Jack” Ray Dvernichuk, 56 years, of Lanigan passed away at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Jack was born on March 8, 1958 to Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) at Foam Lake, SK. He obtained his elementary education at Kuroki and graduated from Wadena Composite High School. Shortly after graduation he married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Glynis Holte. He worked at a variety of jobs until entering the University of Regina where he obtained his Local Government Degree. Jack and Glynis then moved to Humboldt for one year where he served as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Town of Humboldt then off to Whitewood for four years where he was the Town Administrator. During this time they were blessed with three wonderful children that Jack adored. In 1985 they made one final move to Lanigan where Jack served as Town Administrator until present. Jack also enjoyed playing ball and hockey as a young person and then golfing became his game of choice as an adult. His father role was very committed to his children and their sports and other activities. As a family, they enjoyed many camping trips at Buckhorn Bay. Then Jack being the “master chef” he was when it came to barbequing would cook up the tastiest meal anyone had ever had. No one ever left with an empty stomach. Jack’s vacations were very well planned and the grandkids smiles were his top priority. He enjoyed creating itineraries & budgets for everyone. At the end of the day, he always had a recap of activities and the days budget. Jack was very dedicated to the Town of Lanigan, if there was a cause needed he would take charge and get things rolling for fundraising and volunteering. Jack’s caring and giving personality showed strongly by the way he was always willing to help out in any way that was needed. Some of his biggest projects were the building of the Lanigan Recreation Complex, his last project that had his passion flowing was the Lanigan Medical Clinic. Unfortunately due to his failing health he was unable to continue on that project. With this love for volunteering he believed in getting everyone involved, including his family. Jack was always quick to volunteer his children for jobs that they now realize taught them many things about hard-work and dedication. He served on the executive of “UMAAS” Urban Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan for four years. He also coached hockey for over 20 years, 10 of which were coaching and managing the Lanigan Pirates senior team. The highlight of that career was coaching his son, Nic. Jack was key in organizing the Sheldon Brookbank day to bring the Stanley Cup to Lanigan, as he had coached Sheldon in minor hockey. Every spring and summer you could find Jack out on the Golf course with family and friends. Jack enjoyed his annual guys golfing trip to the mountains. Jack was an avid gardener, every year he had a friendly veggie growing competition with his next door neighbour, Paul. Jack and Glynis had many wonderful trips to Las Vegas. Some with family members and friends. Last fall, Jack, Glynis, their children and grandchildren enjoyed a very memorable vacation to Disneyland that brought him so much joy and happiness. Jack also held his Ukrainian Heritage very close to his heart. Jack’s wonderful, fun-loving, caring and giving personality will definitely be missed in the community of Lanigan, but especially by his family. Jack will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Glynis (nee Holte) Dvernichuk of Lanigan; three children and seven grandchildren: Jodi (Shawne) Daviduk of Weyburn and children Tessa, Alexie and Rylen; Nic (Amanda) Dvernichuk of Lanigan and children Dayden and Cohen; Jacque (Corey) Hinz of Saskatoon and children Chase and Rhett; two sisters and one brother: Gail Dvernichuk of Wadena, Diane (Don) Helberg of Yorkton and Thel Dvernichuk (Lea) of Seba Beach, AB; brothers and sisters-in-law: Myron Holte (Sharon) of Wadena, Gail (Brian) Donald of Jansen and Mavis (Dwayne) Bobinski of Wadena; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents Victor and Anne (nee Bryksa) Dvernichuk and parents-in-law Chris and Margaret (nee Johnston) Holte. A Celebration of Life was on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Lanigan Community Center. Led by, Jack Robson. Interment will follow at a later date at the Lanigan Cemetery.
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- Jean Olive (nee Ewen) November 8, 1915 - March 26, 2014. The death of Mrs. Jean Olive Eichorst of Humboldt, SK, occurred at Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan, SK, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was 98 years of age. A Funeral Service for Jean will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Lydia Susanna (nee Teske). The peaceful death of Mrs. Lydia Eichorst, 98 years, of St. Mary's Villa occurred at her residence on Wednesday March 15, 2006. Lydia was born on October 27, 1907 at Esk, SK to Gustav and Juliana (nee Wildeman) Teske. She attended Hiawatha and Deer Plain schools, but after grade 2 or 3 she had to stay at home and help with the farming chores, such as milking of cows and helping to take care of her 9 brothers and sisters. A very determined woman, she was able to learn how to read and write on her own. Lydia had a love for music so she was able to take some lessons and learn to play the organ and piano. She loved to sing and would be found singing in the church choir. On February 10, 1926 Lydia married Theodore Eichorst of Rush Lake. They were blessed with 6 children. Due to a devastating accident in 1946 Theodore was killed. As a young widow with six children, the independent woman that Lydia was, allowed her to continue running the mixed farm. Her gardens were exceptionally large and she could grow anything, it was noted that everything she touched grew, she indeed had a green thumb. She could grow the nicest celery around, and the biggest potato patch, as she would comment, if you have potatoes you won't go hungry. Lydia would always share her produce with her family. Even though she worked very hard, she made time to sing and enjoy music with her children. Carding wool and then making wool blankets kept them very warm. In 1956 she moved to LeRoy, but continued to farm and work as a caretaker at the LeRoy school for 17 years a job she truly enjoyed, and treasured her plaque that was given to her upon her retirement. Making that transition from farm to town was not easy; she continued to raise chickens in her yard in town. Farming was truly Lydia's love, right up to her later years she would get assistance with the picking of stones, seeding and harvest but all the maintenance and other workings of the farm were done by her. In 1978 at the age of 71, Lydia finally gave up the role as an active farmer and retired to LeRoy and was kept busy with sewing and crocheting. To prove how determined and independent she was she would not accept her old age security check until she was 79 years old, she wanted to stay young, and she did remain young at heart until the age of 82 when due to failing health, Lydia had to take up residence at St. Mary's Villa where she resided for the past 16 years. Lydia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren: ESTHER Klatt of Lanigan and her family, Darlene (Edward) Smith and family, Karen (Sheldon) Siewert and family Jordan and Abby all of Lanigan, and Paul Smith of Saskatoon, Harvey (Kathy) Klatt of Lanigan and family Amber Klatt of Vancouver, Alia (John) Springer of Saskatoon and Bree (Ryan) Williamson of Kansas; DOROTHY (Len Yakemchuk) Brenner of Saskatoon and family, Dianne (Tim) Fayant of Saskatoon, Joan (Wayne) Cameron of Saskatoon and family, Nancy (Darren) Skinner, and son, Justin of Spruce Grove, Greg (Tressa) Cameron and family, McKenna and Dexter of Battleford, (Kenneth's children) Mark Brenner of Saskatoon and Ryan Brenner of Lanigan;(WILFRED'S Children) Lynda (Dennis) Down of Martensville and family, Jody (Brent) McElwee, Andrea Down, Sandra Down and Scott Down all of Saskatoon, Theodore (Kathy) Eichorst and family, Jeffery Eichorst, Jason Eichorst and James Eichorst all of Alberta; ELMER (Audrey) Eichorst of Saskatoon, and family Cherie, Jackie (Mark) and Dusty (Natasha) and son Kohl, all of B.C. ; SHIRLEY (Phillip) Turner of Edmonton; and MARGARET(William ) Richels of LeRoy, and family, Chad (Sara) Richels and family, Riley and Chantel, Dean (Alicia) Richels and son Wyatt of LeRoy; two sister-in-laws, Eileen Teske of Edmonton and Olga Teske of Saskatoon. Lydia was predeceased by her parents, Gustav and Juliana Teske; husband, Theodore Eichorst; son, Wilfred Eichorst; three grandsons, William and Terry Richels and Kenneth Brenner; one great grandson, Shawn Fayant; five brothers and four sisters, Gustav, Albert, Arthur, George and Daniel Teske, Elsie (in infancy), Martha Nerenburg, Adelma Chatefield, Anne Klatt; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Eichorst; and two sons-in-law, Robert Brenner and Werner Klatt. A Funeral Service is offered on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt. Officiated by, Pastor Scott Brown. Music ministry is provided by Walter and Adeline Block. Cremation will follow. Interment will take place at a later date, at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Delbert Mearle. The sudden and unexpected death of Delbert Mearle Elliott, of Lanigan, occurred at Minot, North Dakota, on Friday, October 14, 2006. He was 74 years of age. Delbert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Jennet (nee Amundson) Elliott of Lanigan; four children: Jim (Petra) Elliott of North Battleford; Brian Elliott of Fraser Lake, BC; Philip (Christina) Elliott of Edmonton, AB; and Richard (Trianna) Elliott of Victoria, BC; and by 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Funeral Service for Delbert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Thursday, October 19, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
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- Jack Failler, 91 years, of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Lanigan Hospital. Jack will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of almost 64 years Mary Failler of Lanigan and three sons: Doug (Adele) Failler of Humboldt, Greg (Connie) Failler of Lanigan and Kerby Failler of Vernon BC; 8 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be held from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan. Interment will follow at St. Scholastica R.C. Cemetery Burr District.
- Elmer. The peaceful death of Mr. Elmer Fick, 90 years, of Lanigan occurred on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elmer was born at Lanigan on February 21, 1924 to Henry and Clara (nee Walters) Fick. He attended school there and upon graduation, remained on the home farm assisting his parents with the mixed farming operation. In 1950, he married Myrtle Thoen of Viscount and they operated the farm until 1991 when they moved to Lanigan. During his farming years he took time to be the President of Lanigan Rural Telephone Company as well as Trinity Lutheran Church. He was the only surviving member of the Founding Committee of Central Parkland Lodge and was a member of their first board. Elmer was also a councillor for the RM of Prairie Rose and a member of the Lanigan Hospital Board. Elmer was an avid sports fan, especially hockey and fastball. On his many travels to the USA, he enjoyed going to games in places such as Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Tampa. Elmer enjoyed the many visits with friends and relatives, be it at the lake, on special occasions or on coffee row. A 35th wedding anniversary trip to 11 countries in Europe was very enjoyable as were their many trips across Canada, USA, Mexico and Hawaii. Elmer was predeceased by his wife Myrtle in 2008; his parents; brothers, Albert and William and sister, Irene. He is survived by his two sons and their families: Perry (Eileen) and son Reagan, and Linden (Debbie) and son Brandon, and many relatives both here and in the USA. Elmer would like to thank everyone for the kindnesses shown to him and the chats with friends on coffee row. Thank you also to the medical staff for their help along the way. God Bless you all. At Elmerís request, there will not be a Funeral Service.
- Myrtle C. Fick (nee Thoen) passed away on Friday, August 1, 2008 at the age of 80 years. She was born to Ole and Ambjorg Thoen of Viscount, Saskatchewan on December 23, 1927. She was the youngest in a family of nine children. She attended Morris School, finished high school in Viscount, and later attended Normal School in Saskatoon. She taught near Kelliher, Guernsey, Lanigan and Esk. While at Stoner Rest near Lanigan, she was stricken with polio and spent six months in total confinement. When she returned home she learned how to walk again. She also learned how to play the accordion and piano by ear, which she enjoyed the rest of her life. Myrtle enjoyed flowers and the beauty of nature, and traveling to various parts of the world including holidays across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe on many occasions. She especially liked visiting with family, friends, and relatives. In 1950, she married Elmer Fick of Lanigan and started farming there until 1991, when they moved to Lanigan. On July 20, 2008, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They raised two sons, Perry and Linden of Lanigan. She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Leonard, Bert, and Ole; three sisters, Inga, Ella, Gunda; and sister-in-law Lois. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Elmer; children, Perry (Eleanor) and son Regan, Linden (Debbie) and son Brandon; brothers, Norman (Ruth) Thoen of Viscount, Edward (Marjorie) Thoen of Birch Hills; sister-in-law, Iona Thoen of Saskatoon, Violet Fick of Lanigan. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephew, in-laws and friends. At Myrtle's request, there will be no service.
- Garry. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Garry is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Darlene (nee Pratt) Fisher of Lanigan, SK; their two children and six grandchildren: Derek (Jennifer) Fisher of Lanigan, SK and their daughters, Courtney, Bree and Megan and Lance (Cheryl) Fisher of Weyburn, SK and their daughters, Jessica, Kirsten and Lacey; his mother, Joyce Fisher of Lanigan, SK; four sisters: Noreen Jantzen of Saskatoon, SK; Selena Farrell of Peachland, BC; Myrna (Merle) Koberinski of Naniamo, BC and Rhonalee (Myles) Boe of Regina, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Budd Fisher. Garry also had many friends that loved him dearly, too many to mention. Garry was born March 24, 1946 in Humboldt, SK to Budd and Joyce (nee Wolfe) Fisher. He was their only son. Garry resided in and had an affection for his hometown of Lanigan his whole life. Garry married Darlene Pratt of Bjorkdale, SK in 1970 and they began their life together in Lanigan, where he worked at Alwinsal/ Potash Corp. He then went on to do various carpentry work and finished his working career as a journeyman millwright. Garry was a good, honest, hard working man and he instilled those fine qualities in his children. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing baseball and hockey which led to countless hours of coaching and traveling with his boys. In time Garry played, coached and managed the Lanigan Twilight Ball Team, for over 30 years, while also attending and traveling with the Lanigan Pirate Hockey Team. Garry loved hunting and fishing, qualities instilled by his father that he also passed on to his boys. He played lots of cards and horseshoes over the years. In his retirement years, he loved to putter around, whether in the garage or on the farm. Garry will always be remembered for his coffeeing, constant joking around, and his infectious laugh. Garry's ultimate love was his family. He was a very devoted husband, and an extremely proud parent and grandparent. He loved spending quiet time at home with his loving wife, fishing and hunting with his boys and creating many treasured memories, never to be forgotten by all of his grandchildren. "He will always be remembered, but sadly missed by all who knew him " The Funeral Service for Garry will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lanigan Hall, officiated by Pastor Rick Johnson. Memorial donations in Garry's memory may be directed to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Connie Danyluik, Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.
- Una Elaine , resident of Yorkton, passed away on January 11, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 70 years of age. Una grew up in the Calder-MacNutt district, moved to Lanigan at age 18 and worked for Saskatchewan Telecommunications until 1958, when she returned to Yorkton to continue her career as a telephone operater until her retirement in 1999. She is survived by her husband, Ken; two daughters: Laurel (Frank Chiarizia, grandchildren Mena and Conrad); Karen (Murray Marshall, grandchildren Derek and Kelsey); two sons: Darren (Bev Zwirsky, grandchildren Eric and Justin); and Trent (Brenda Pawliw, grandchildren Bram and Byron). Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Interment in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
- Sarah Jane Forsyth (nee Bell) passed away at Nipawin Hospital on July 1, 2005 after a short illness. Sadie was born on September 9th, 1909 to Joseph and Sarah (Fiddler) Bell in Seattle, Washington. They moved to BC and then to the Meskanaw district in 1914. On August 15, 1931 she married William Forsyth. To this union 14 children were born. They moved to the homestead in Petaigan district in 1938 until 1971. Besides raising a large family, she worked out cooking at various work camps from 1968 - 1970. In 1971 she moved to Kelliher to operate a restaurant. Then in 1973 moved to Lanigan to open a service station and café with her son Don. She worked in the lodge in Lanigan and managed another restaurant before moving to Nipawin in 1978. Once in Nipawin, Sadie along with her husband were caretakers of an apartment complex until 1989. During her retirement years she took up carpet and lawn bowling. She traveled to many places for tournaments and made many friends and brought home several trophies and prizes. Playing cards and knitting were also pastimes she enjoyed. After her husband passed away she moved to Aspen Grove where she resided until her passing. Sadie was predeceased by her husband Bill; her Dad Joseph in 1930, her Mom Sarah in 1942; 3 infant sons: Robert, Thomas and Wayne; sons-in-law: Dennis and Steve; 6 sisters and 5 brothers. Left to cherish her memory are 6 sons: Peter (Lori), Ken, Don (Dorothy), Bill, Cliff (Laurie), Rick (Gloria); 5 daughters: Phyllis, Wilma, Ellen, Rita (Harvey), Liz (Roger); 29 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren. Mom, you always had a special place in our hearts and we will miss you more than words can say. Funeral Service was held at the Nipawin United Church in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Shelly Manley-Tannis officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were "All Who Shared In Her Life". Pallbearers Tony Fast, Ron Forsyth, Matt Hrychuk, Jeff Dzik, Francis Forsyth and Kelly McNiven. Eulogist was Lori Forsyth. Organist was Aileen Trainor. Memorial Book Attendants were Sarah Thompson & Lorissa Hopkins. Ushers were Randal Forsyth & Jared Forsyth. Interment held at Blue Jay Cemetery. Following the service, family and friends were invited to share in a time of fellowship in the Lower Hall of the Church.
- Lizzie Friesen, Lanigan, Sask., Can. Aged 20 years. She was a daughter of Pre. Abraham Friesen. She was saved four years ago, and upon her death bed she gave testimony of a living hope in her Savior. She died on Mar. 8, 1912 and was buried on the 12th. Services were conducted by Herny Bartel, John Gehrbrandt, Henry Ratzlaff and E. S. Hallman.
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- Loretta (nee Jordens) was surrounded by her family when she passed away on November 2, 2010 at the age of 81. Loretta was born on a farm near Sinnett, SK on April 11, 1929. She married Leonard Gerhardt in Kennedy SK on November 3, 1948. Loretta began a teaching career at the age of 17 at Edenland, SK (near Kipling) and carried on to teach at several First Nations schools (Sakimay, Cowesses, Marieval). Together Leonard and Loretta raised 11 children and in 1962 they purchased their property in the Qu'Appelle Valley near Marieval, SK and together successfully farmed until the early eighties. They continued living on the family farm until they moved to Moose Jaw in 2006. Loretta was known for her loving nature, joyful spirit and inner strength. Family was her passion and she was a master at keeping those connections. She encouraged each one of her children to pursue their dreams in whatever field they chose and was proud of each one of them. Her interests were vast and included singing & playing the piano, sports, family gatherings, cards and games, quilting, sewing, crocheting, puzzling, politics and gardening. She was an organizer, bookkeeper, penny pincher, educator and motivator. Loretta had a deep spiritual faith and was active in her parish at Marieval for many years. Her spirit was also nurtured by her beloved valley and spending time at the cabin on Crooked Lake. Loretta was predeceased by her parents Joe (1999) and Julia (1967) Jordens, brother Bernard Jordens (1926) and daughter Carol Diane Broda (1980). She leaves to celebrate her life: her husband, Leonard Gerhardt; 10 children, Brian (Lorraine) of Esterhazy, SK, Brenda (Randy) of Moose Jaw, SK, Lenora (Jerry) Morhart of Moose Jaw, SK, Dave (Myra) of Medicine Hat, AB, Joe (Cheryl) of Saskatoon, SK, Marie Stradeski of Ingonish, NS, Rosie (Ken) Ottenbreit of Melfort, SK, Bernard (Cathy) Grayson, SK, Michael (Janice) Martensville, SK and Julie (Bill) of Summerland, BC; 27 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren; her siblings: Leonard (Mary) Jordens, Eileen Gatin, Jean (Gabriel) Decelle, Joseph (Patti) Jordens, Hilary Jordens and Angela (Ed) Mihalicz; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A vigil service will be held at Matthews Funeral Home, Melville on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Marieval, SK Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish Cemetery.
- Bill (June 29, 1958 - October 20, 2013). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill German on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Lanigan Hospital, at the age of 55. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 29 years Karen, daughter, Amber (Ryan) Katheryn, Chayton; son, Trevor; daughter, Traci (Chris) Elisabeth; and daughter, Hayley. Bill is also survived by his mother, Helen German; sisters: Emily German; Marie (Jack Gervais), Sheila (Denis Allchurch); brother, Bob (Donna); in-laws: Ron and Joan Schreiner; Dianne (David Schenn); Yvonne (Clint Berscheid) and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Public visitation on Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. ñ 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Both services will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date.
- Nelda Lauretta. The death of Nelda Lauretta Gingrich aged 95 years of Lanigan, SK occurred at Central Parkland Lodge on Friday March 7, 2008. Nelda is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Grace (Edgar) Good of Tofield, AB and Viola (Ortwin) Rupp of Ailsa Craig, ON; three sons, Wayne (Judie) of White Rock, BC, Ron (Karen) of London, ON and Stewart (Karen) of St. Jacobs, BC; many grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held in Philadelphia Mennonite Brethren Church near Watrous on Tuesday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Sharon Cemetery. A Visitation and Viewing for family and friends will be held at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
- Gladys (nee Rode) of Red Deer, AB passed away March 14, 2007 at the age of 69. Public viewing and visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan, Sask.
- Alfred Albert, 84 years of age, passed away on Tuesday October 11, 2005 at the Lanigan Hospital. Alfred will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family. Rodney (Lana) Greve and family, Colin (Nicole) Coppens, Charla (Steven) Koenders and son, Jacob, Adrian Coppens and Sean Coppens; Tracy Greve; Murray (Madalyn) Greve and family, Marinda and Morgan; Janice (Dave) Ewen and family, Brennon, Janelle and Dean; Lloyd (Karen) Greve and family Lindsay, Jordan and Kirstin; Bruce Greve (Trisha Guest). Alfred was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Phyllis (nee McNaughton) in 1993. A Memorial Service celebrating Alfred's life will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Saturday October 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
- Dennis Wayne (Sep 1940 - Oct 2010) was born on September 26, 1940 in Lanigan, Sask. where he grew up on the family farm. He was the youngest son of Martha and Emil Greve. Dennis and his 7 brothers and 2 sisters worked on the farm and enjoyed sports and music. Dennis was a spirited saxophone player and had a great bass voice. After his parents died Dennis moved into Lanigan and continued to farm with his brothers Herb, Elmer and Eddie. Dennis had a special relationship with Elmer and Evelyn and their daughters Debbie and Lori, who thought of Dennis as their brother. They had fond memories of summer fishing trips at McPhee Lake, Waden Bay and Waskesiu in their fifth wheeler. Dennis is remembered by his family and friends as a gifted story teller and impersonator. Dennis is predeceased by his parents Martha and Emil, and his brothers and sisters-in-law Herbert and Rhoda, Edwin and Lillian, Alfred and Phyllis, and Gordon and Elaine. Dennis is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Elmer and Evelyn Greve, Don and Elaine Greve and Allan and Myrtle Greve and by his sisters and brothers-in-law Doreen and Gerald Mitchinson and Joyce and Karl Lenz. He is also loved and adored by many nieces and nephews. A community memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan, October 24th at 3:00 p.m.
- Edwin Robert, of Eastend, SK and formerly of Lanigan, SK, passed away at Eastend on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. Ed was born on May 28, 1922 at the Greve family farm south of Lanigan, SK. Edwin is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lillian and by his loving children and their families: Wayne, Beverly and Bradley; Wes and Louise; Glenn, Melody, Jason, Christopher, and Michael; Lucille, Tony and Dan. He is also survived by six brothers and two sisters: Elmer and Evelyn, Doreen and Gerald Mitchinson, Gordon and Elaine, Donald and Elaine, Joyce and Karl Lenz, Allan and Myrtle, and Dennis. Edwin was predeceased by two brothers and their spouses: Herb and Rhoda, Alfred and Phyllis. A Memorial Service will be held from Eastend Memorial Hall in Eastend on Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m.
- Elaine Lydia (nee Rode). The death of Mrs. Elaine Lydia Greve of Lanigan, SK, occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Friday, January 9, 2009. She was 69 years of age. Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her two sons and three grandchildren: Sanford (Lorraine) Greve of Drayton Valley, AB, and family, Daniel, Rachel and Andrew; and Curtis Greve of Lanigan. Respecting Elaine's request, a private family funeral service will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan, at a future date.
- Gordon Emil. The sudden and unexpected death of Gordon Emil "G.G." Greve of Lanigan occurred at his residence on Friday, December 26, 2008. He was 74 years of age. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Elaine (nee Rode) Greve of Lanigan; and by their two sons and three grandchildren: Sanford (Lorraine) Greve of Drayton Valley, AB, and family, Daniel, Rachel and Andrew; and Curtis Greve of Lanigan. The Lutheran Funeral Service for Gordon will be held at the Lanigan Town Hall, Lanigan, on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
- Rhoda Elizabeth. The death of Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Greve age 83 years of Lanigan, SK occurred at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Humboldt, SK on Friday, April 30, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan on Tuesday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will follow in Lanigan Lutheran Cemetery. Rhoda was predeceased by her husband, Herbert; sisters, Mabel, Wilda and Edna; brothers, Jack, Bert and Elmer in infancy; son-in-law, Stan Sedgwick and special friend, Ted Sedgwick. She is survived by her loving family, Reg (Ruth) Greve of Lanigan, Linda (Don) Gerlinger, East Coulee, AB, Dixie (Brian) Mackintosh, Edmonton, AB; grandchildren, Jeremy and Lane Greve, Steven Sedgwich (Mary Lou), Robert Sedwick (Stephanie), Jessie James and Grady Mackintosh; sisters, Dorothy Davidson, Jeanne (Alf) Rucks; brother-in-law, Jack Maze; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
- Ella (nee Prost) Gunnis was born on Friday, June 26, 1908 to Harry and Alice Prost in Lanigan. She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Alice Prost (Cleaver) four sisters and two brothers; her first husband, Henry Jamieson (1983); second husband, Howard Gunnis (1996); daughter, Madeline Brown (2003) and son-in-law Jake Brown; daughter-in-law, Mildred Jamieson; two grandsons and one granddaughter. Ella passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 and is survived by her sons: Stanley (Loretta) Jamieson and Harry (Eleanor) Jamieson; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 15 great, great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Arnold Kozak officiating.
- Shirley Margaret (nee Hodgins) 1930-2005 of Lanigan, SK, died on Monday, May 23rd, 2005. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 50 years, Bud, loving children: Dawn (Kirk) Fong, Brian (Cheryl) Guenther, Judy Guenther (Reg Aupperle), Ric Guenther (Bonnie Proll) and Doug Guenther; and precious grandchildren: Carol, David and Danny Fong, Amber, Ashley and Malorie Guenther, Mitchell, Eric and Scott Babin, Ashley and Janelle Aupperle and Kaitlyn and Bradyn Proll. Shirley also leaves to mourn her brothers: Haldon (Maltie) Hodgins and Stan (Pat) Hodgins; and sisters: Evelyn Orcheson, Helen Rennie, Gladys (Lennie) McDonald, Doris Hall, Inez Sorenson; and brother-in-law, Clarence (Gladys) Guenther; and sister-in-law, Adeline Stroh. Shirley was born to Hester and Garfield Hodgins in Mortlach, SK and attended high school in Moose Jaw. She completed her nursing training in Winnipeg and moved to Lanigan to pursue her nursing career in 1951. She married Bud in 1955, raised her family and retired from nursing in 1995. She was a woman of courage and integrity with deep compassion for others and a sense of inner peace. Her life was an inspiration to us as she remained committed to her values to the end of her life. The Memorial Service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 p.m. in The Knox United Church in Lanigan, SK.
- Ada Ottilie (nee Prange). The death of Mrs. Ada Ottilie Gunther, age 96 years of Lanigan, SK, occurred at Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan on Tuesday, January 27, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, SK on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Lanigan Lutheran Cemetery. Ada was predeceased by parents, Henry (Emma Jorn) Prange; her husband, Albert in 1984; three brothers; one sister; a son-in-law, Carl Stroh; daughter-inlaw, Joyce Guenther. Ada is survived by her loving family; two sons, Bud (Shirley) Guenther, Lanigan, SK, Clarence (Gladys) Guenther, Yorkton, SK; one daughter, Adeline Stroh, Regina, SK; eleven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer (Evelyn) Prange, Lanigan, SK; sister, Helen Torgorson, Calgary, AB; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Dallas (June 11, 1949 - December 28, 2010). Dallas passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2010 at his home, with his loving family by his side, after a courageous fight with cancer. Dallas will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Teresa Gunther of Lanigan; their three children: David Gunther (Johanie Robitaille) and Shawn Gunther, all of Lanigan, and Anita Gunther of Calgary, AB; mother, Evelyn Gunther of Lanigan; sister, Donna (Red) Johnson of Delisle; brother, Lance (Darlene) Gunther of Lanigan; in-laws in Ireland; many nieces, nephews and great nephews, friends and by anyone who shared in his life. Dallas was predeceased by his father, Art Gunther; daughter, Fiona Gunther and in-laws, Larry and Annie Smyth. The Funeral Service for Dallas will be held on Friday, December 31st at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan.
- John Albert. Our dear, dear father, gramps, brother, uncle and friend is now dancing on 2 good legs with his beloved English warbride, Kathleen. He died peacefully Thursday, October 7, 2010 in St. Paul's Hospital following a brief but courageous battle with pneumonia. He is survived by children Barbara Zaleschuk and Merv (Saskatoon) and Barry (Sun Valley, SK); grandchildren Reg Peters and Jane Rathgeber and Kevin (Saskatoon); sisters Elsie Schmidt and Helen Stevenson (both in Kelowna); and many nieces and nephews. John was born in Lanigan, SK. September 13, 1920, youngest of 20 children. In the 30's the Gunther family was the Lanigan Ball team, which has been inducted into the SK Sports Hall of Fame. John Albert worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the Canadian Corp of Engineers First Canadian Division in 1942. He married the love of his life in Brighton, England in 1943 and was seriously wounded in Italy near Ortona just weeks before the birth of his daughter in Brighton, December 1943. After the family settled in Saskatoon, John began working for the DVA, his last 20 years a devoted Pensions Advocate for veterans all over SK and was a proud War-Amp himself. He was a faithful Lutheran, participating and supporting St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Saskatoon before moving to Kelowna in 1989. John and Kathleen were devout members and supporters of First Lutheran Church in Kelowna for over 20 years. John was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen, September 1, 2009, his daughter-in-law of 18 years, Cher, March 29, 2009 and 18 brothers and sisters. His war injuries kept him from being active in some favorite sports but didn't keep him from playing guitar in a swing band in the 50's, lots of golfing, hunting geese, ducks and sandhill crane which Kathleen cooked with a big rock as stuffing you ate the rock, threw away the crane. John and Kit enjoyed winters in Texas in the 80's buying a home in Llano Grande Lake Park, near McAllen TX. They enjoyed travelling to England to visit family, and holidays to Bermuda, Hawaii and thru Canada and the USA. We will remember John always, with love and pride, with the happiest times spent together, he was a wonderful man, a strong, courageous hero alive in our hearts forever. He gave generously to almost every charity that asked, his family and his church and would be pleased if any donations of your choice were given in his name. A small family service will be held in John's memory.
- Otto George. The death of Mr. Otto George Gunther of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, occurred at his residence on Sunday, January 4, 2004 at the age of 95 years. Otto will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Lydia (nee Friesen) Gunther of Lanigan; their two children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Florence (Joe) Pronych of Lake Lenore and family, Evan (Lana) Pronych of Humboldt and children, Abbie Peterson, Justin Pronych and Rylan Pronych, Scott Pronych of Prince Albert and Doran (Sherri) Pronych of Southey and; Vern (Janet) Gunther of Spruce Home and family, Owen Gunther of Saskatoon, Tavia Gunther of Lake Louise, AB and Christine of Brooks, AB. The Funeral Service for Otto will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Arthur Gustav (May 13, 1934 - January 2, 2012). The family of Art Gurke sadly announce his peaceful passing at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. Art farmed in the Jansen/Lanigan district until 1977, when he and his wife Elma moved to Lanigan, SK. Art then found employment at the Co-op Lumberyard, the piggery, High School and as a guard for the RCMP. Art retired in 1992. He continued to stay busy gardening, cooking, baking, babysitting, smithing, fishing, camping, socializing and spending time with family. Left behind to mourn are his loving wife of almost 53 years, Elma; his six children: Helen Wight; Maryanne (Roger) Fedora; Margaret (Ron) Stratuliak; Beverley (Murray) Worobec; Alvin (Johanne) Gurke; and Alfred (Gail) Gurke; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; three sisters: Annie Block; Olga Kautz and Ludema (Al) Kuechle and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Annie Gurke; Elma's parents, Jack and Ida Hansen; brother, Alfred Gurke; brothers-in-law: Albert Hansen, Ray Dobson, Eugene Proznick, Sam Block and Arnold Kautz; sisters-in-law: Elaine Dobson, Anne Hansen, and Bertha Gurke; nephew, Gerald Kautz and niece, Hazel Hansen. Art left us all with fond memories that we will cherish forever. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Saxena for all the years of medical care. We would also like to thank the Home Care Nurses and the wonderful caring staff at Central Parkland Lodge for their excellent care and love for Art. A Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Colette Baker will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, SK on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
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- Lou (nee Blackport) Rodenbush Hamm passed away peacefully on September 10, 2009 at the age of 93 years. She was a resident of Sunset Haven, Carnduff, SK., but a long time resident of Glen Ewen and the Oxbow district. Lou was born to John & Fannie Blackport in Lanigan, SK., on August 21, 1916. She married Carl Rodenbush and they raised 3 daughters. She was predeceased by her husband Carl Rodenbush, her second husband Jack Hamm, son-in-law Bill Barclay, daughter and son-in-law Donna and Grant Mohagen, and son-in-law Murray Boe. Lou leaves to mourn and remember her dearly, her daughter Bonnie Boe (Barclay), 100 Mile House B.C., Peggy (Norm) Bonk of Edmonton; 5 grandchildren, Charmaine Boe, Carla (Matt) Fuller, Paula (Brian) Derby, Keri (Jason) Dolynchuk and Chad (Paula) Bonk; 3 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, also many friends and loved ones. We as a family have been handed down her ever loved receipes, that she enjoyed making and we so much enjoyed eating! She loved her garden and also was a very talented seamstress. She loved to knit and crochet of which we all have enjoyed the beautiful product of. Her home was always open to all who came, to enjoy a coffee, visit, or a wonderful meal of goodies from her garden. We will miss you Mom and Grandma, but we know that you are with your Lord and Savior! Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be at a later date.
- Erwin Alfons (March 22, 1924 - January 17, 2014). The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Erwin Alfons Hein of Lanigan, SK, occurred at his residence on Friday, January 17, 2014. He was 89 years of age. Erwin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helene (nee Wright) Hein of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan; sister-in-law, Ruth Hein; brother-in-law, Gordon Lissel; sister-in-law, Elsie Webb; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand and Nathalia (nee Rucks) Hein; and by his siblings: Elsie (John) Schlichting, Clara (Emmanuel) Egler, Wilfred Hein, Evelyn Lissel, and four siblings in infancy. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, Lanigan, on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., presided by Jeanette Warrian. Interment will follow at Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Florence Mae (nee Slater) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Moose Mountain Lodge, Carlyle, Feb. 27, 2006 at the age of 75. Florence grew up on a farm and attended school in the Lanigan area. After leaving school Florence began employment as a telephone switchboard operator at Elstow, Sask., eventually ending up in Edmonton doing the same type of work at Metals Ltd. This is where she met her husband John . They were married and lived in Edmonton for 13 years before moving back to the family farm at Arcola, Sk., in 1965. They eventually moved into Arcola where Florence cooked at Brock Union Hospital for 17 years. After retiring they moved to Kenosee Lake for 2 years, back to Arcola, then down to Estevan, and finally back to Arcola. Florence was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Helen Slater, 3 brothers, Edwin, Joseph, and Ken Slater. She is survived by two sisters, Ethel Huculak (Saskatoon) and Hilda Shields (Regina), one bro! ther, Clarence Slater (Saskatoon), her husband John of 53 years, and her 3 daughters, Kathy Lawless (Barry), Marion Hingston (Dana) and Helen Fornwald (Devon), and 6 grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at both the Lodge at Carlyle and Sundown Haven in Carnduff for the thoughtful and loving care Florence received and also a very special thank you to Sister Lucille for the many hours she spent helping Florence until the end. In keeping with Florence's wishes there will be no funeral other than a graveside service at Percy Cemetery at a later date with Earla McKinnell officiating.
- Mary "Irene" (nee Hill) June 14, 1922 – August 30, 2014. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of an extraordinary woman - Mary "Irene" Hodges in the early morning of August, 30, 2014, in her 92nd year in Regina, SK. Irene believed that the best things in life were not things. Her passions were her family, teaching, travelling, writing and contributing to her community. She did all this with passion and commitment. Irene taught school for 27 years, retiring in 1981. Irene was predeceased by her parents Agnes and Russell Hill; her husband Patrick "Earl" Hodges in 1988; granddaughter Chelsea Hodges in 1984; her sister Florence Webb; brother Bruce Hill; special friend Eric Gibney; several brother-and-sisters-in-law, as well as nephews. She leaves to mourn her three children Jim, Rick (Angela) and Elaine; her cherished grandchildren Jason(Adrienne), Tyler (Amber), Jennifer, Miranda and Tara (Brad), and great-grandchildren, Keyera, Kable, Tyrus, Sam and Max. Irene is also survived by her sisters Isabelle Nixon of Calgary, AB, and Joanne (Alex) Schroeder of Watrous; sister-in-law, Jean Hill of California, David, Tammy, Hailey and Ross Willerth of Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout Canada and United States. A Service will be held at Knox United Church, Lanigan, SK, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Lanigan Rec Centre Hall. Interment will take place at the Lanigan Cemetery.
- Amanda. The very sudden and unexpected death of Amanda Holmlund, 28 years, of Lanigan occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Sunday, September 9, 2007. Amanda will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her mother, Linda Holmlund; two brothers: Rob (Robbin) Holmlund and family, Arik and Anne and Layne (Cara) Holmlund and family, Damon and Elisa all of Lanigan. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church Lanigan.
- Mike Huculak (December 3, 1929 - November 5, 2011). The death of Mike Huculak, age 81 years, formerly of Little Bear Lake, occurred at St. Joseph's Home on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Mike is survived by a brother, Ralph; a sister, Ann; two sisters-in-law, Kay and Pearl; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Doreen, Pearl, Mary, Polly, Sister Catherine (SSMI) and brothers Ted, Nick, Jack, Daniel, Andy, and Alex. He was born on December 3, 1929 to Harry and Ksenia Huculak and grew up in the Lanigan area. His schooling included St. Joseph's College in Yorkton and Normal School in Saskatoon. He taught school for a short time and he also taught at a technical college in Moose Jaw. Mike then became a skilled carpenter and built two houses in Saskatoon. In 1997 he retired to his cabin at Little Bear Lake. He was knowledgeable and well read. Mike enjoyed fishing and anything to do with the great outdoors. In the fall of 2010 he had a stroke and was in hospital in Prince Albert until August 2011 when he moved to St. Joseph's Home in Saskatoon. The family wishes to thank the staff at Victoria Hospital and the Sisters and staff at St. Joseph's Home for their care. The Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel at St. Joseph's Home (33 Valens Dr., Saskatoon). Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Mary (nee Matthies) passed away on Friday, May 7, 2004, at Central Park Lodge, in Lanigan, SK, at age 90. She was born on February 7, 1914, at Pleshanoff, Neu Zamara, South Russia to Cornelius and Suzanna Matthies. The family immigrated to Canada in 1925 and homesteaded at Rabbit Lake, SK. She married John Huebert on June 30, 1940, and together they farmed first at Beechy and later at Waldheim, SK. In 1964 John and Mary sold the farm and moved to Saskatoon. In 1984 they returned to Waldheim. Mary loved people. Her greatest joy was to gather friends and family around her well-laden table, to enjoy its delights with much conversation and joviality. She was a very positive person who lived confidently, in reliance on God. After John passed away in 1994, Mary moved to Lanigan to be near her son Dennis. Although she suffered the gradual debilitation of Parkinson's disease, she maintained her interest in her church, family, friends and acquaintances. Mary is survived by sons, Alfred (Marlene) Huebert, Dennis (Judy) Huebert, and Timothy (Karen) Huebert, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and her sisters, Helen Jantzen and Katie (Nick) Wall. She was predeceased by her husband John Huebert; brothers Cornelius Matthies, John Matthies, George Matthies, and Abe Isaac; sisters, Annie Klassen, Elizabeth Giesbrecht, Kathryn Schroeder, Susie Thiessen; and grandson Phillip Huebert. Memorial donations may be directed to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:30 am, from the Christian Fellowship Church, in Lanigan, SK. Interment will follow at the Brotherfield Cemetery at 4:30 pm.
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- Mary Flora (nee Campbell) Irwin November 4th, 1910 November 23rd, 2004. Mary passed away peacefully at her residence, Stensrud Lodge. She was born in the Burr District and attended the Morven School, completing her schooling in Humboldt. She then attended Normal School in Saskatoon in the early thirties. She taught at the Wheat Heart School (North of Borden), Harris, Shell Lake and Rose Valley. She married Murray Irwin on October 17th, 1935. Her life on the farm in the Borden area was busy tending to livestock, garden, cooking, washing and mending clothes, and raising her children. They moved to Lanigan in 1961 and she worked as an assistant cook for many years. In 1988, she became a resident at Stensrud Lodge. Mary loved music and dancing. She is dearly loved and remembered by her daughter, Janette (Ed) Pilon of Saskatoon, SK; son, Dale Irwin of Abbotsford, BC; five grandchildren, Linda (Dave) Pisio, Glen (Lisa) Pilon, Jeff (Dianne) Pilon, Rick (Amanda) Pilon, and Brad Pilon (Ashley); eight great grandchildren, Brett and Brady Pisio; Adam, Kurt, and Megan Pilon; Waylon and Sage Pilon; and Isabella Pilon; sisters, Flora Dundas and Katherine McConnell; sister-in-law, Winnie Irwin; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; her parents, Angus and Janet; her sister, Joan Campbell; also infant sister and brother; brothers-in-law, Harold Dundas and Kenneth McConnell. The Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Stensrud Lodge Chapel, 2202 McEown Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. of Sask (1405 Faulkner Cres., Saskatoon, SK, S7L 3R5) or the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. (P.0. Box 12013 STN BRM B, Toronto, ON M7Y 2L3). Special thanks to the staff at Stenrud Lodge for their care and compassion to our Mom over the years.
- Janet (nee Samoleski), 1923 - 2004. The family of Janet Indzeoski are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma on Thursday, October 7, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mom died peacefully in her home, with her family by her side. Janet is survived by her children, Darlyne McKenzie (Al) and their daughter and grand-daughter, Michelle and Janessa McKenzie; Ken (Dianne) Indzeoski and their children and grand-children, Kris (Karla) and Ty, Ryan (Lori) and Addesyn, Andrea (fiance Byron Nolan); David (Nelda) Indzeoski and their children, Amy and Steven. By her sisters, Anne (Walter) Wille, Albina (Wilf) Wisser, Nell Litz, Marge (Dennis) McMahon, Louise (Ted) Stadnichuk, Rose (Art) Boyle; brother, Stan (Joyce) Samoleski; sisters-in-law, Ethel Samoleski, Helen, Mary, Elsie and Sally Indzeoski, Pauline Komarnicki, Mary Gabruch; and brothers-in-law, Roman (Anne) and Harry (Mary) Indzeoski. Predeceased by her husband, Nick in April 1990; sister, Victoria (Samoleski) Wilkesheski; brothers, Mike and Edward Samoleski; three sisters in childhood; brothers-in-law, Mike Wilkesheski, Franklin Litz, Mike, Frank, Tony and John Indzeoski, Tony Smood, Bill Komarnicki, Alex Gabruch and Fred Boyenko; sisters-in-law, Peggy Samoleski, Jenni Smood, Mary (Harry) Indzeoski and Verna Boyenko. Janet was born on Sunday, July 8, 1923 on the homestead in Lanigan, SK, the 4th of 14 children. On May 24, 1947 she married Nick Indzeoski, and they opened a restaurant/bus depot in Humboldt, which they operated together for 8 years. In 1955 they moved to Saskatoon and in 1961 Janet joined the staff at the Bay Cafeteria where she became a familiar friendly face to staff and customers for the next 27 years, an achievement in which she took great pride. A very family oriented person, it was one of mom's great pleasures to host many family gatherings in her home, where we were all privileged to enjoy her exceptional home-cooked feasts. When she wasn't cooking for us, she was busy enjoying her weekly Saturday morning visits to the Farmers' Market, the occasional bingo game, and taking her grandchildren and great grandchildren for a bus ride to go shopping downtown, and to the `Bay' for lunch. Those are special outings that they will always remember doing with their `baba'. Mom was also an active member of St. George's UCWL where she enjoyed many lively sessions of perogie-making and paskabaking with the other members. Prayers will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK). The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, October 15, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George (214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK) with Rt. Rev. Vladimir Mudri, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
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William "Bill" passed away on January 21, 2011 at the age of 86. Bill was born in Punichy, Sask. on August 7, 1924. He farmed near Lanigan, moved to Saskatoon and later moved to Vancouver. He is lovingly remembered by his family in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Bill leaves behind four children Nancy Meyer, Cathy Rosenthal, Grant Kachur and Gwen Bull; and six grandchildren Joseph Rosenthal, Jackie Dengler and Brittany, John, James and Christina Bull. He is survived by his siblings Peter Kachur, Paul Kachur, Dan Kachur and Jean Young; as well as his former wife Beatrice Kachur. Bill will be remembered for his caring about his family, his beliefs about social justice and caring for others less fortunate. Bill had a passion for politics, opera and letter writing. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 am at Delta Funeral Home 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC.
- Ivan S. of Lanigan passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Lanigan. He was 80 years of age. Ivan was born on September 17, 1928, to Robert and Elizabeth Kennedy in Wolfe, SK. He worked at various jobs over the years, including with the C.P.R., Thomas Motors, and the Town of Lanigan. Ivan is best remembered province-wide as a highlyskilled backhoe operator, an occupation he pursued from 1958 to 1977. Ivan loved to operate any kind of machinery. In his leisure, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, dancing, and going for coffee with "the boys." Ivan is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice (nee Thomas) Kennedy of Lanigan; one son, David (Pam) Kennedy of Airdrie, AB; two daughters and four grandchildren: Christine Kennedy (Lou Smith) of Saskatoon and family, Christopher and Scott; and Bettyanne (Ken) Williams of Lanigan and family, Cheryl and Jeff; sister-in-law, Alice Silvester of Saskatoon; and by his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Roy Silvester; sister, Irene (Max) Torrance; and by nephew, Gordon Torrance. In accordance with Ivan's wishes, a private family graveside interment service will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Lanigan at a later date.
- Marjorie Caroline (nee Lien) resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30th 2006. She was 79 years of age. Marjorie was born on May 4, 1927 at Lanigan, Saskatchewan; to proud parents Halvor and Dorothy (nee Mehew) Lien. She attended Lanigan School till grade 10 and completed her education at Kelliher School. During her younger years, she worked at the Kelliher Creamery, a store and the café. While working at the café she started dating Lorne Kew. They were united in marriage on November 20, 1946 at the United Church manse in Kelliher. This union was blessed with six children. Marjorie was a true homemaker, she loved baking buns and pies, canning fruit, gardening and knitting. She also worked alongside her husband at the Kelliher School for 32 years until their retirement in 1983. Marjorie was an active member of the Kelliher Legion Auxillary and in the Kelliher Heritage Museum. Her hobbies were curling, bird watching, playing cards, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Marjorie became a resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre in April of 2003 after suffering a stroke. Predeceased by her husband Lorne on August 24, 1992; her parents, Halvor & Dorothy Ette; sons Brian and Barry; a brother, John Lien; sisters: Gladys Lien and Dorothy May Lien; brothers-in-law: Morris Kew, Wesley Kew, Murray Braithwaite, August Wilderman, and Enard Faure; sisters-in-law: Elsie Wilderman, Lillian Kew, Evelyn Braithwaite and Nellie Kew. Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life: sons: Kirby (Phyllis), and Douglas (Sharon), all of Kelliher; daughters: Vivian Kew of Weyburn and Lauren (Cliff) Forsyth of Biggar; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Kew of Regina; grandchildren: Becky, Trevor, Farrah, Jeremy, Michelle (Jake), Amanda, Tim (Leah), Allyson, Christina, Bernadette, Mathew, Janine (Doug) and Jared; great grandchildren: MacKenzie, Kiera, Zachery, Jocelyn and Abigail. Also a brother-in-law, William Kew; and sisters-in-law: Ada Faure, Francis Kew and Musa Lien, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiated. Organist, Lenore Rein led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and In the Garden. The choir anthem was One Day At A Time. Eugene Owerko gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with grandsons Trevor, Jeremy, Tim, and Mathew Kew, Jared Forsyth and Jake Knowles serving as the casketbearers. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelliher branch #219 attended as a group and formed and honour guard at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
- Frank. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Frank King which occurred on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at the age of 96 years. Frank was born August 19th, 1914 in Lanigan SK. He was predeceased by his dear companion of 22 years Beatrice Shannon (1976), his loving wife Dagny (2004), and his only sister Elsie (Len) Funk. Surviving Frank is his stepson Randy (Maureen) Carruthers of Lloydminster and their children Michelle (Blair) Daviduke of Saskatoon and Jackie (Mike) Snair of Okanagan Falls, BC; great-grandchildren Braydon and Kelsey Daviduke and Shaylyn and Marcus Snair. Also surviving are his nieces, Beverly (Ches) Fairburn of Saskatoon and family and Karen (Don) Wilkinson of Perdue and family; as well as many great nieces, nephews and cousin Joyce Lowenburger of Wynyard and family. In the early years, Frank helped his Dad in Lanigan in the Deering Implement business and in 1930 moved to Leroy with his parents to continue farming until 1954 and then moved to Delisle and worked with his brother-in-law in Len's Esso delivering gas and oil for Imperial Oil Company. It was during this time that he received his Journey Mechanics papers. Frank moved to Saskatoon in 1960 and worked for Tom Tisnic Super Service and then for the Saskatoon Public School Board staring at Walter Murray Collegiate. He also worked for Hunter's Bowlerama and King George Lanes until 1979 when he retired. Frank suffered from rheumatic fever during his teen years and spent allot of time in hospital. During that time Frank entered a contest in the newspaper and won and received a new bicycle. Frank was a very kind and quiet man, so respectful and respected. Always a gentle man, he was loved by all and will be dearly missed and ever remembered. Thank you to the staff of Porteous Lodge, City Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital for such good care. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Thursday October 28th, 2010 between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 pm at Saskatoon Funeral Home. Frank's 'Celebration of Life' will be held on Friday October 29th, 2010 at Saskatoon Funeral Home (4th Ave. and 25th St.) followed by a reception at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre prior to the interment ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Mary Agnes Koberinski passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on November 7, 2004 at the age of 88 years. Agnes was born in Sinnett, SK on November 4, 1916. She grew up in the area and married Joseph in October of 1935. They farmed until they moved into Saskatoon in 1959. Agnes was then employed at St. Paul's Hospital. At her retirement in 1985 she was Department Head of the ECG area. She is survived by her children, Lorraine (Joe) Bernauer of Sinnett, SK, Eileen (Gerald) Pouliot of Saskatoon, SK, Alvin (Lillian) of Quesnel, BC, Eleanor (Howard) Reynaud of Ottawa, ON, Jacquie (Art) Prive of Whitecourt, AB and JoAnne (Howie) Cole of Saskatoon, SK; 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph; four sons, two grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, her parents, five brothers and three sisters. The Vigil of Prayers will be held from Holy Family Parish on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. The celebration of her life will be at Holy Family Parish on Friday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. Rite of Committal to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Mary (nee Paproski). The death of Mrs. Mary Kokotylo, 99 years, of Extendicare/ Preston, Saskatoon and formerly of Lanigan, occurred at her residence on Monday, November 17, 2003. Mary was born on December 24, 1903 to Michael and Theresa (nee Sharanowski) Paproski in Manitoba. When Mary was very young, the family moved to the Lanigan area, where she attended Valleyfield School. In 1914, her mother died, and Mary, along with her older sister, Sophie, took on the responsibility of raising their younger siblings. On May 21, 1931, she married Nick Kokotylo at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Lanigan. They spent their married life on their farm north of Lanigan, where Mary worked side by side with Nick. Nick died in 1963 and shortly thereafter, Mary left the farm. For the last number of years, she had received nursing care at numerous facilities in Saskatoon. Mary, the last surviving member of her family, is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Nick Kokotylo and by two sisters and three brothers: Sophie Grymaloski, Cyril Paproski, Martin Paproski, Nellie Stadnichuk, and Bennie Paproski. The Funeral Service for Mary will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan on Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Fr. Emil April. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
- Aagoht Bernice passed away quietly in Harry Purdy Pavilion on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the age of 89. Aagoht was born August 28, 1913 in Saskatoon and raised at Lanigan, Sask. She began her career as a schoolteacher in Sask. Following WWII she moved to Vancouver where she worked as the Assistant Treasurer with Gulf and Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union and the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service before opening her own consulting business, Kopperud Income Tax Service, in 1972. Aag is survived by her twin brother Dion (wife Juanita) and sister Ruth Hillis (husband Dick) of California, her brother Herbert (wife Jean) of Lanigan and Walter of LeRoy, Saskatchewan; her nephews, Gerald, Garry and Clair Kopperud; her nieces, Margaret Faktor, Dianne Bartel, Lynne Blair, Joyce Holland, Florence Parohl, Gail Hanson, Connie Dickson and Donna Porten; as well as her many great-nephews, nieces and godchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Edith Clifford; brother-in-law Fred, and sisters-in-law, Alice (husband Dion) and Irene (husband Walter).
- Herbert (January 7, 1918 - March 14, 2013). Herb Kopperud died peacefully, at Lanigan Hospital, on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 95 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1918, to Iver and Augusta (nee Ahlien) Kopperud on their farm northwest of Lanigan. He grew up there and attended Sydenham and Lanigan Schools, completing Grade 8. Some of his earliest employment included selling encyclopedias, being a Fuller Brush salesman, trapping, helping his dad with the construction of buildings, and working in the mine at Flin Flon. Herb enjoyed hunting, curling, fishing, playing cards, music, and dancing, with the old time waltz being his favourite dance. Herb was called up to the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942, serving his country in England, Belgium, Germany, and Holland. On February 16, 1946, Herb married Jean Cooper in Saskatoon, SK. Following their marriage and Herb's discharge from the army, Herb and Jean lived on the Anderson farm, which was located between the Kopperud and Cooper home places. They lived for a short time with Herb's parents-in-law, Jesse and Ella Cooper, before relocating in 1948 to the Kopperud home place, where they farmed for many years. Throughout their years on the farm, Herb continued to build houses during the winter months. The farm, which remains in the family, was home to their five daughters. In 1972, Herb and Jean moved into Lanigan. They purchased the Hi-Way Confectionery and ran it for a year-and-a-half before relocating to Guernsey, where they owned and operated the Red and White Store. In 1976, they returned to Lanigan to retire. Over the years, Herb was actively involved in community associations. He was a member of Knox United Church, councillor for the R.M. of Wolverine #340, a member of the Delwood Fish and Game Club, and a Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Lanigan Branch #143). In all areas of his life, Herb was always willing to give a helping hand wherever and whenever needed. In his leisure time, Herb loved using his carpentry skills to make and repair many items for his children, grandchildren, and friends. Along with his love of curling, Herb also played ball and hockey, and at one time was a very talented boxer. His love of animals was evident to all he knew and he had a special fondness for dogs and horses. He was also an avid gardener and all-around "Mr. Fix It". Herb had strong ties to the past, especially with people that he grew up or shared similar interests with. He did like to live in the moment, however, and certainly was a life-long learner, with an eye on the future. Hunting and fishing excursions with family and friends were not just leisure activities for Herb. They were scheduled events, with harvest and seeding needing to be completed so he could enjoy them. As well, he and Jean loved to travel, frequently visiting family and friends. They wintered in Victoria, BC for many years. In 2002, due to Jean's deteriorating health, she and Herb moved to St. Volodymyr Manor in Saskatoon where Jean was able to receive the on-going medical attention she required. Following Jean's death, Herb made his home in Lanigan once more. He resided there until 2011, when he moved to Caleb Village in Humboldt. In late 2012, failing health necessitated a move into Humboldt Hospital. He remained there until mid January, when he was moved to Lanigan Hospital, where he lived until his passing. Herb will be lovingly remembered by his five daughters and their spouses: Margaret (John) Faktor of Flin Flon, MB, Dianne (Herb) Bartel of Lanigan, Lynne (Gil-deceased) Blair of Courtenay, BC, Joyce (Kim) Holland of Avonlea, SK, and Florence (Wayne) Parohl of Kindersley, SK; 11 grandchildren: Chris (Michelle) Faktor, Dave (Jewel) Faktor, Bob (Hilary) Faktor, Amber Faktor, Cori (Sean) Morris, Craig (Jodi Sperling) Bartel, Blake Holland, Boyd (Jenaya Klemenz) Holland, Stuart Holland, Victoria Parohl, and Justin Parohl; seven great-grandchildren: Jonathon and Sarah, Eric, Claire and Charlotte Faktor; Breanna Clark-Bartel; and Kinley Holland; three nieces, three nephews, and numerous friends. Herb was predeceased by his wife, Jean (nee Cooper) Kopperud, d. 2006; son-in-law, Gilbert Blair, d. 2006; father, Iver Kopperud, d. 1987; mother, Augusta Kopperud, d. 1957; six siblings and their spouses: Arnt Dion Kopperud, d. 1912 in infancy; Dion, d. 2006, (Alice, Juanita) Kopperud; Aagoht Kopperud, d. 2003; Ruth, d. 2005, (Dick) Hillis; Walter, d. 2010, (Irene) Kopperud; and Edith, d. 1977, (Fred) Clifford; and by brother-in-law, Bill Cooper. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, Lanigan, on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
- Jean (nee Cooper). The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Jean (nee Cooper) Kopperud of Saskatoon, (and formerly of Lanigan), occurred at Moose Jaw Union Hospital, Moose Jaw, on Saturday, June 3, 2006. She was 89 years of age. Jean will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Herb Kopperud; five daughters: Margaret (John) Faktor, Dianne (Herb) Bartel, Lynne Blair, Joyce (Kim) Holland, and Florence (Wayne) Parohl; grandchildren: Chris (Michelle) Faktor, David (Jewel) Faktor, Bob Faktor, Amber Faktor, Cori Bartel, Craig Bartel, Blake Holland, Boyd Holland, Stuart Holland, Victoria Parohl, and Justin Parohl; great-grandchildren: Jonathan Faktor, Sarah Faktor, Eric Faktor, and Breanna Clark-Bartel; brother-in-law, Walter Kopperud; nieces and nephews: Gerald (Jean) Kopperud, Garry (Shelley) Kopperud, Clair (Susan) Kopperud, Gail (Chris) Hanson, Connie (Wayne) Dickson, Donna (Garret) Porten, and their families; and by many special friends she made throughout her life. She was predeceased by her parents, Ella and Jesse Cooper; son-in-law, Gilbert Blair; parents-in-law, Augusta and Iver Kopperud; sisters-in-law: Aagoht Kopperud, Edith (Fred) Clifford, Ruth (Dick) Hillis, and Irene Kopperud; and by brother-in-law, Dion (Alice, Juanita) Kopperud. The Funeral Service for Jean will be held at Knox United Church, Lanigan, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. George Holliday. Interment will follow at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Alvin. Shortly after noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, Alvin Krahn of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, moved to his eternal home in heaven. His death occurred at Lanigan Hospital at the age of 78 years. Alvin is lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Helga (nee Boldt) Krahn of Lanigan; and by their three sons and their families: Lyle (Dori) Krahn of Saskatoon and children Chad and Jacey; Pastor Aubrey (Eileen) Krahn of Winnipeg, MB, and children Aaron and Michael; and Randy Krahn of Saskatoon. The Celebration of Alvin's Life will be held at Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan, on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Alvin's son, Pastor Aubrey Krahn. Interment will follow at Lanigan Public Cemetery.
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- Annabelle Lorraine (nee KLein) Schmaus Leffler. After a long courageous battle with cancer the family is sad to announce that Annabelle Lorraine Leffler, 57 years, of Lanigan passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Lanigan Hospital on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. Annabelle is survived by her husband of six years, Brian Leffler; her children, Nadine (Danny) Larocque and family, Shen and Dustin of Saskatoon; Michael (Randi) Schmaus of Lloydminster; Brian's children: Lisa (Kevin) Holland and family, Shayna and Kaylin of Yellowknife NWT; and Shane Leffler of Penticton, BC; four brothers and two sisters: Donald (Betty) Klein of Red Deer, AB, Robert (Doreen) Klein of Sylvan Lake, AB, Gerald (Susan) Klein of Calgary, AB, Jane (Keith) Jenny of St. Louis, SK, Dennis (Jeanne) Klein of Bashaw, AB and Katherine (Kieth) McDonald of Lanigan; mother-in-law, Edna Leffler of Jansen; brothers-in-law, George Feist of Calmar, AB, Sheldon (Cheryl) Leffler of Weyburn and Darcy (Sandra) Leffler of Saskatoon; sistersin-law: Tami Klein of Luseland and Sharleen (Andy) Daugherty of Grove Spring, Missouri, USA; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Annabelle was predeceased by her husband, Michael Schmaus (1983); daughter in infancy, Natalie; parents, John (1985) and Katie (2001) Klein; sister, Isabelle Feist (1973), brother, Wayne Klein (2004), her father-in-law, John Leffler (2003). At Annabelle's request there will not be a Funeral Service.
- Eva Luella (nee Kirkness), age 88 years of Lanigan, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Eva will be remembered for her power of the written word, her love of reading and learning, her knitting and quilting and for the love she had for her entire family. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Allen (Deirdre) Leggott of Saskatoon; John (Carole) Leggott of Melville; George (Carollynn) Leggott of Saskatoon; and Lisa (Clark) Huard of Mayfair; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The Funeral Service for Eva will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, Lanigan, officiated by Rev. Daryl Woods. Interment will follow in the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Ivor Daniel. The sudden and unexpected death of Ivor Daniel LeVesconte, 75 years of Lanigan, occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Ivor was born on November 8, 1934 in Calgary to Daniel and Iris (nee Tucker) LeVesconte. He grew up and attended school there. Following his education, he apprenticed as a machinist and diesel mechanic with the CPR. On December 17, 1954, Ivor married Norma Cooke at Innisfail, AB. They lived in both Calgary and Innisfail for a number of years and then moved to Victoria where Ivor joined the Canadian Navy. They lived there for 10 years, moving to Lanigan in December of 1967. Ivor began work as a mechanic at the Alwinsal Potash Mine, which later became PCS Lanigan. He retired from his position of Mine General Superintendent in 1999. Always one to keep busy, Ivor now had more time to do the things he enjoyed. He especially enjoyed photography, hunting and fishing. Their time spent fishing at Tobin Lake and their summers at Thunder Rapids Lodge, were among his most favorite. Ivor kept busy in his garage workshop, doing machining work as well as gunsmithing. He was always up for a challenge and loved to help others figure out and complete their projects. Ivor will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Norma LeVesconte of Lanigan; their three children: Claire (Murray) Gibney of Lanigan; Lois LeVesconte (David Nixon) and Alan (Liliana) LeVesconte, all of Edmonton, AB; eight grandchildren; and three very special great grandchildren: Rhett, Alec and Maegan; sister, Yvonne (Ken) Arkley of Calgary, AB; sisters-in-law: Marion LeVesconte of Calgary and Pat LeVesconte of Lanigan; and by Gil (Mavis) Leechee of Calgary; as well as a large extended family. Ivor was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Iris LeVesconte; son, Daniel Bradley LeVesconte; and brothers, David LeVesconte and Michael LeVesconte. The Memorial Service for Ivor will be held on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Town Hall.
- Michael. It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Mr. Michael (Mike) LeVesconte, of Lanigan Saskatchewan, occurred at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Sunday June 20, 2004. He was 64 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Pat; two children, Philip (Jennifer) LeVesconte of Terrace, BC and family Jacy and Kirsten of Dundurn and Tynan of Terrace; Michele (Kevin) Jarocki of Fort Qu' Appelle and family Bryn, Lane, and Christian. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday June 24, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, SK with Pastor Scott Brown officiating.
- Lorne Robert (October 22, 1941 - February 16, 2012). Lorne Lymburner, aged 70 years, of Lanigan, Sask. passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, after courageously fighting the autoimmune disease Scheroderma for 6 years. Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Friday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan, Sask. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 10:30 a.m. in same.
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- Lorne Macala, age 64, passed away suddenly at his residence in Saskatoon on Friday, September 19, 2008. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Westwood Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at the graveside of his parents in the Lanigan Cemetery.
- Laurence. It is with profound sadness that the family of Laurence Mann, of Lanigan, announces his death at Lanigan Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2006. He was 80 years of age. Laurence will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Doreen (nee Davidson) Mann of Lanigan; and by their four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Jenny (Larry) Sather and family, Cameron Sather and Cassandra Sather, all of Saskatoon; Darrell Mann (Ingrid Manz) of Lanigan and family, Julie (Robert) Heckman of Vacaville, CA and their son, Tommy and Christopher Mann of Humboldt; Sandy (Darcy) Leffler and family, Danielle Leffler and Kailee Leffler, all of Saskatoon; and Wes Mann of Wynyard and family, Tyler Froess of Saskatoon, Sean Mann of Lloydminster and Riley Mann of Humboldt. The Funeral Service for Laurence will be held at the Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Steven White. Interment will follow at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Marion Johnston (nee Mackey) of Richmond died September 13, 2005 and is survived by her son Terrence, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was born in 1910 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan, the second of six children of Robert George Mackey from Peterborough and Mary Johnston of Kingston. She lived in Dauphin and Winnipeg in Manitoba before retiring to British Columbia after 1970 with her husband, Richard McGregor Martin who died in 1984. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 in Valley View Gardens on 72nd Avenue in Surrey.
- Eleanor Florence (nee Pratt), December 25, 1939 - September 20, 2008. It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Eleanor Florence Mazurkewich of Lanigan, SK on Saturday, September 20, 2008. She lost her battle with cancer and is lovingly remembered by her husband, Jim of ten years; her son, Ken (Melanie) Sparks; daughter, Tanya Otto (Rob Gingera); stepsons, Clinton (Melanie) Mazurkewich, Calvin (Michelle) Mazurkewich, Clayton (Theresa) Mazurkewich, Clark Mazurkewich and Curtis Mazurkewich; grandchildren, Dalton Sparks and Alexandre Sparks; step-grandchildren, Meaghan, Mitchell, Darnel and Dallas Mazurkewich. She is also survived and remembered by brothers, Mel (Penny) Pratt, Irv (Presilla) Pratt, John (Nancy) Pratt; sister, Darlene (Gary) Fisher and foster sister, Dallas (Lyle) McGowan. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by both her parents, Hannah and Wilfred Pratt. She had so many friends that loved her dearly, too many to mention. A Service to Celebrate Eleanor's Life will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hillcrest Memorial Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before the railway track), Saskatoon, SK, officiated by Rev. Fr. Andre Lalach. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Special thanks and acknowledgements go to Lana Bleile, Dr. Yadav and Dr. Roy Chernoff; the doctor and staff at the Lanigan Hospital for the care and special attention they gave to Eleanor during her battle.
- Katherine "Doady". July 29, 1914 - September 22, 2008. Katherine passed away peacefully at Stensrud Lodge at the age of 94 years. Katherine is survived by her children, Norm; Ken (Myrna); Mal (Alana) and their children, Calvin, Kim, Ryan and Dustin; Ron (Dianne) and their children, Ken and Rob; Joan (Bruce) Bouthillette and their children, Allison, Michelle and Brad; twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Ken "Shorty" and her three sisters, Flora, Mary and Joan. Katherine was born in Humboldt, SK in 1914 and married Ken in 1942 where they farmed in the Lanigan area. They relocated to Viscount where they raised their family until Ken's passing in 1965. Katherine and children then moved to Saskatoon where she enjoyed gardening, music and devoted most of her time to her children. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. from St. Martin's United Church. Interment to follow at Lanigan Cemetery.
- David Kieth. The death of Mr. David Kieth McDonald, 57 years of Lanigan, occurred on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Kieth was born on September 6, 1954 to Fred and Irene (nee Humphrey) McDonald at Kindersley. He grew up at Coleville and attended elementary school there. Later, his family moved to Kindersley where Kieth took his high school education. Following his graduation, he attended SIAST in Moose Jaw, becoming a journeyman electrician. On September 2, 1978, Kieth married Kathy Klein in Kindersley. Over the next 14 years, they lived in various locations and Kieth worked at a number of different jobs. They moved to their present home in Lanigan in 1992 when Kieth obtained a job at Poundmaker. In 2001, he made a move to PCS, Lanigan Division, where he was still employed. Over the years, Kieth was active in his community as a member of the Lions club, and by serving on the executive of both the golf club and the curling club. Kieth enjoyed camping and loved to play golf. He was a sports enthusiast, watching most sports on TV and cheering on the Lanigan Pirates down at the arena. Kieth and Kathy liked to escape the Saskatchewan winters, taking many warm weather vacations over the years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his two little granddaughters, Morgyn and Layla, held a special place in his heart. Kieth will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 33 years, Kathy McDonald of Lanigan; their two sons and two granddaughters, Ryan (Lynn) McDonald and daughter Morgyn; and Chad McDonald (Kali Bourhis) and daughter Layla, all of Regina; two brothers and one sister and their families, Warren (Carol) McDonald and family Laura and Shawn of Saskatoon; Hilda (Randy) Baraniuk of Martensville and family Jaime (Wade) Adam and children Grace and Brynn of Fort St. John, BC and Jackie (Jason) Schell and children Payton and Keegan of Wilkie; and Lorne (Paulette) McDonald and son Matt of Chestermere, AB; and by members of the Klein family. Kieth was predeceased by his parents, Fred (2006) and Irene (1982); and two brothers, Leith (in infancy) and Blake (1986). The Funeral Service for Kieth will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lanigan Town Hall, officiated by Fr. Paul Paproski.
- Allan Gerald. The death of Allan Gerald "Jerry " McEachern of Lanigan occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Jerry will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Lucille McEachern of Lanigan; their eight children: Douglas (Julie) McEachern of Clavet; Deb McEachern of Doha, Qatar; Don (Colleen) McEachern of Kelowna, BC; Bill (Sandy) McEachern of Kelowna; John McEachern of Lanigan; Dorothy McEachern (Gary Johnstone) of Calgary, AB; David McEachern (Dianne Pitt) of Saskatoon and Scott (Sherry) McEachern of Saskatoon; and three sisters and one brother: Ellen Hawthorne of Victoria, BC; Margaret (Al) Proctor of Vernon, BC; Josephine Russel and Pius McEachern, both of Saskatoon. The Funeral Mass for Jerry will be offered on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan, celebrated by Fr. Louis Hoffart, OMI. The interment will follow in St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sinnett.
- Samuel "Tom" passed away on November 24, 2007 at the age of 73 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary; and his daughters, Laura (Perry) Bryksa, Cheryl (Chad) Sinclair and Tammy (Darren) Bowey. He will also be greatly missed by his eight grandchildren, Skylar, Evan, Aaron, Tyson, Dana, Wyatt, Veronica and Devin. Tom is also survived by his two brothers, Jerry (Madeline), Bob (Linda); and one sister, Margaret (Ed); as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and special friends. Tom was predeceased by his parents, James and Mae Mears; brothers, Bill, Joe, Charlie; and sisters, Sarah and Shirley. There will be no funeral service and a celebration of Tom's life will be held on December 8th in Lanigan.
- Olga Michailishin widow of Peter Michailishin of Lanigan passed away on Saturday October 18, 2008 at Regina General Hospital. She was 83 years of age. Olga (nee Leciuk) Michailishin was born August 20, 1925 at Ituna, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Katherine (nee Kowalyk) and Nick Leciuk. Olga attended File Hills School. On April 23, 1951 she obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant diploma from the Province of Ontario. Olga met the love of her life Peter an immigrant from the Ukraine, they were united in marriage on July 12, 1951 at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Olga & Peter lived and worked many years in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were very active in the church, volunteer and political organizations. Olga took a hair dressing course, cake decorating and an oil painting class, as well she was very involved in catering for their church. In 1997 they moved from Thunder Bay to Lanigan, Sk. Where they purchased a home for their final retirement years. Olga had lived a good, active life until just the past couple of months when her health started to fail. At the end of September she moved to the nursing home at Strasbourg. Olga passed away on Saturday October 18, 2008 at Regina General Hospital. She was 83 years of age. Olga was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents Nick & Katherine Leciuk, her sisters and their husbands: Lena and Fred Shewchuk, Sophie & Jake Unger and her Brother Bill Leciuk. Olga will be fondly remembered and missed by her sisters: Beatrice (Bill) Schur and Anne (Omar) Sather, her nephews & nieces: Gunnar(Liz) Ivans, Arvid (Barb) Ivans, Janet Schur, James (Eileen) Schur, Chantel (Tom) Derbyshire, Rhonda (Randy) Sather, Glenna (Jim) Curry, Leanne (Tim) Fell; and great nieces and nephews: Sonia, Kristie (Kyle), Jackie, Steven, McKayla, Braden, Alexis, Haley and Austin and numerous God children. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:00 am from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Wasylenko officiating. The responses were sung by William Kozey with members of Holy Ghost Parish. Great niece, Alexis Schur served as the crossbearer and great niece and nephew, McKayla and Braden Curry served as banner bearers. Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Omar Sather, James Schur, Tom Derbyshire, Gunner Ivans, Jim Curry and Randy Murray serving as casketbearers.
- Iona Isabel (nee Murray) McConnell Munro (February 11, 1921 - May 28, 2012). The death of Mrs. Iona Isabel Munro aged 91 years, formerly of Yorkton and Lanigan occurred at the Lucky Lake Primary Care Home on Monday, May 28, 2012. Iona was predeceased by parents, Daisy and Archibald Murray; first husband, Ivan McConnell; second husband, Arthur Munro; sister and brother-in-law Orma and Walter Murray; brother Lloyd Murray. She is survived by nieces and nephews; Clarice and Fred Rodgers, Cupar, SK; James and Sheron Murray, Salmon Arm, BC; Shirley and Murray Peddle, Craik, SK; Brian Murray, Cupar, SK; Alvin and Angie Murray, Regina, SK; and their families. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and in-laws on the McConnell side of the family, and cousins on the Murray side of the family as well as many friends. The Funeral Service will be held in Knox United Church in Lanigan on Monday, June 4th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Lanigan Cemetery.
- Willa Kathryn (nee Browne) passed away at Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan on Sunday January 2, 2005, at the age of 75. Willa is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Eugene Myskiw of Lanigan; three daughters and four grandchildren. Maurena (Gordon) Wyatt of Broadview and family, Haley Wyatt (special friend Bill) of Calgary and Ashley Wyatt of Saskatoon; Kathryn (David) Arnst of Jansen and family, Lyndsay Arnst of Saskatoon and Brandon Arnst of Jansen; Patricia (Jim) Isbister of Drake. The Funeral Service for Willa will be held on Thursday January 6, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from the Knox United Church, Lanigan with Rev. George Holliday officiating and LaVerne Jantz assisting. Interment will follow at the Lanigan Cemetery.
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- Anne. The death of Mrs. Anne (nee Huculak) Nakoneshny of St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Saskatoon, (and formerly of Lanigan), occurred at her residence on Friday, August 10, 2007. She was 93 years of age and the last surviving member of her generation in the Huculak family. Anne will be lovingly remembered by four sons and one daughter: Don (Rita) Nakoneshny of Saskatoon; Bill Nakoneshny of Calgary, AB; Gerald (Shelagh) Nakoneshny of Richmond, BC; Betty Nakoneshny of Saskatoon; and Philip Nakoneshny of Ladner, BC; daughterin-law, Elizabeth Nakoneshny of Regina; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces and nephews. The Prayer Service for Anne will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., and the Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Louis Hoffart, OMI. Both services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart U.C. Cemetery in the Elmsville district eight miles north of Lanigan.
- Nellie (nee Kieltyka). Nellie's family is sad to announce that she passed away on June 2, 2011 at the Lanigan Hospital. She had been surrounded by loving family for the past several weeks, and has gone to join her husband, the best man I ever knew, Bill, who died on September 9, 2005 and her daughter, Marj Burrows who passed away on April 18, 2001. Nellie will be lovingly remembered by her children: Sharon (Russ) Aney, Wetaskiwin, AB, Ralph Nakoneshny, Lanigan, Marion (Ernie) Spilchuk, Ituna, SK, Gerry (Barney) Paproski, Lanigan, Theresa (Daryl) Bernauer, Foam Lake, SK, Chris (Terry) Moir, Calgary, AB, Jim (Pat) Nakoneshny, Saskatoon, SK and son-in-law, Murray Burrows of Cochrane, AB. Nellie was so very proud of her 19 grandchildren and her 29 greatgrandchildren and they loved her very much. The only surviving family member of her generation is her sister-in-law, Elise (Nakoneshny) Bilow of Winnipeg. Nellie was born in post-WWI Wyszatyce, Poland on October 21, 1921 to Bartholomew and Mary (Kucherepa) Kieltyka. The family immigrated to Canada in 1925 and Nellie grew up in the Kuroki area. She became a teacher at Manresa School, north of Lanigan where she met her future husband and she married Bill Nakoneshny in 1943. They farmed in the Elmsville district where they had eight children, and they retired into Lanigan in 1973. Her Catholic faith was very important to her and Nellie was a builder and a life-long supporter of the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic parish. Once they moved into Lanigan, St. Mary's parish became her spiritual home. Nellie was predeceased by her parents: Mary in 1952 and Bartholomew in 1953, her sisters and their husbands: Anna and Steve Halmo, Marie Prendergast and Lee and Art Willick and the in-laws on Bill's side of the family: his parents: Peter and Agatha Nakoneshny, John (Anne), Anne (Paul) Nakonechny, Fred, Mike (Anne), Sr. Sylvia, SSMI, Steve (Margaret), Henry (Helen), Emily (Steve) Worobec, Sr. Melanie, SSMI and Walter Bilow, husband of Elise. Prayer Service: Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 pm at St. Mary's RC Church, Lanigan, SK. Funeral Mass Monday June 6, at 10:30 am St. Mary's RC Church, Lanigan, SK., followed by internment at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
- William. The death of Mr. William "Bill" Nakoneshny of Lanigan, SK occurred on Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan, SK. He was 92 years of age. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife, Nellie (Nee Kieltyka) Nakoneshny of Lanigan and their children, Sharon (Russ) Aney of Wetaskiwin, AB, Ralph Nakoneshny of Lanigan, SK, Marion (Ernie) Spilchuk of Ituna, SK, Geraldine (Bernard) Paproski of Lanigan, SK, Theresa (Daryl) Bernauer of Foam Lake, SK, Chris (Terry) Moir of Calgary, AB, Jim (Pat) Nakoneshny of Saskatoon, SK and son-in-law, Murray Burrows of Saskatoon, SK. Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Marjorie Burrows (2001). The Prayer Service for Bill will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Fr. Louis Hoffart, OMI. Both services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan, SK. Interment will follow at the Sacred heart U.C. Cemetery in the Elmsville District, Lanigan, SK.
- Myrtle (nee Costella) Northcott passed away peacefully with her family at her side on September 5, 2009 at the Melfort Hospital. She was born on the family farm near Lanigan, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1912 to Edith (nee Switzer) and Truman Costella. Her father passed away when she was 7 years old. In 1926, she moved to Melfort with her Mother and older brother Bill, where she finished her schooling. She was later employed at the Melfort Creamery. On October 19, 1938, she married Elmore Northcott and they started their life together on the farm north of Melfort. When they built their new home in 1949, she was thrilled with all the modern conveniences like running water, electricity and indoor plumbing. In 1982, they moved to Melfort and semi-retired. Her interest in the farm never wavered right up till a few days before she passed away, still wondering if the boys were happy with their crop. Elmore and Myrtle moved into Elk Pointe condo in 1995 and enjoyed the company of many of their old friends and made some very good new friends. In December, 2007, she moved to Assisted Living where she received wonderful care by a compassionate staff until she was hospitalized a week before she passed away. Myrtle spent many enjoyable hours quilting, on her own and with her friends. She also enjoyed making numerous pairs of mitts, afghans and needlework pictures. She took great pride in her yard, growing a large garden and planting many beautiful flowers. Her community was important to her. She was a longtime member of the Stoney Creek Community Club and Co-op Guild. She was also a life member of the Melfort Agricultural Society, the Rebekah Lodge and the United Church Women. Myrtle was predeceased by her parents, her brother Bill and her husband Elmore in 2000. She is survived by her sons, Dale (Irma) and Wayne, granddaughters Susan (Lanny) White of Sherwood Park and Sherri (Derrick) Hauser of Calgary. Her great-grandchildren, Randi and Shelbi White and Cooper and Will Hauser brought her great joy. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Frances Northcott and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for the late Myrtle Northcott were held from the Melfort United Church on Sept. 9 with Gwendolyn Mills Wood officiating. Randi and Shelbi White were at the memorial register. The United Church choir, pianist Andrew Elian and soloist Lynne Monsees supplied the music for the service. Pallbearers were Ted Rickbeil, Allan Hurd, Murray Dickie, Jack Moulton, Lanny White and Derrick Hauser. Interment took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
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- Edgar Mossis. The death of Mr. Edgar Morris Paulson, 88 years, of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan occurred at his residence on Monday, January 9, 2006. Edgar is survived by his four children and 16 grandchildren: son, Lyle (Wendy) Paulson and children, Travis and Vanessa, of Lanigan; daughter, Ruth (Grant) Whitmore and children, Reece, Brianna, Gavin and Olivia, of Saskatoon; daughter, Carol (Gerald) Friesen and children, Jocelyn, Vaughn, Theo, Charity, Adelle and Isaac, of Saskatoon; and son, Gary Paulson (Patti Schwartz) and children, Shea and Sasha Tchorzewski and Dallas and Kyle Schwartz. The Funeral Service for Edgar will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Knox United Church, Lanigan with Rev. George Holliday officiating. Interment will follow in the Lanigan Cemetery.
- Clarissa Mary (nee Sinnett) May 15, 1916 - November 30, 2010. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Clarissa Paproski peacefully at her residence, Porteous Lodge. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Mel (Norma Jean) Paproski, Donelda (Wally) Ferguson, Terry (Dianne) Paproski, Shirley (Bob) Masterton, Ralph Paproski, and Sandi Summach; Nineteen grandchildren: Carrie Paproski, Darren (Mandy) Paproski, Michelle Paproski, Suzanne (Gary) Fauteux, Jaye Lynn (Andrew) Gooch, Nolee, Valaria, Hunter, Jaxson Paproski; Sherri (Arnold) Ferguson; Mark (Cheryl) Ferguson, Jeff (Wanda) Ferguson; Teri (Jason) Bonin, Brad Paproski; Joseph, Stephen (Christine), Anthony Paproski; Jara, Regeena Summach; Twenty great grandchildren: Simone Paproski; Ryan, Kailyn Paproski; Cherie, Aimee Fauteux, Alycia, Kylie Gooch; Eli Ferguson; Justin, Colton Ferguson; Tanor, Sawyer Rae, Riley Bonin; Brian, David, Steve, Michelle Paproski; Xander, Skyla, Owen Paproski. She is also survived by three sisters: Genevieve Sullivan, Marie Loschuk, Josephine (Frank) Blisner; as well as many nieces and nephews. Clarissia was predeceased by her loving husband Louie, her parents John and Mildred Sinnett, and her brother Jerry and his wife Edna Sinnett. Mom was born in Sinnett, SK, she graduated from nursing in Humboldt with The Sisters of St. Elizabeth. She worked as a nurse in Rosthern for two years and she left to marry Dad in 1937. Mom and Dad remained in Sinnett to run the general store and the Western Grain elevator for a few years and they continued farming until 1967. Mom worked as nurse in Leroy, SK starting in 1960 until they retired from farm life and moved to Saskatoon. There Mom worked at St's Anne's Nursing Home until her retirement at age 65. She loved working with the Sisters there along with Mr. and Mrs. Lawn who were dear friends to both her and Dad. After she retired she became a home body and she enjoyed spending time and playing cards with family. In between these visits she was an avid hockey (Montreal) and baseball (Toronto) fan. She never missed watching her sports. Mom was a quiet and gentle lady with a beautiful smile who loved her family deeply and who had a deep and abiding faith in God. The family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr A. J. Harrington and all the staff at Porteous Lodge for their care and compassion shown to Mom. As well to Sandi's friend Carolyn Wellman who was with Mom when she passed away. Vigil of Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday December 5, 2010 and Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. December 6, 2010. Both services will be held at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
- Rose (April 19, 1918 - October 19, 2013). The death of Mrs. Rose (nee Sinnett) Paproski of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, SK, occurred at her residence on Saturday, October 19, 2013. She was 95 years of age. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law, Emily Knaus of Lanigan, SK; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins of the Paproski and Sinnett families. The Prayer Service for Rose will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., led by Darlene Bindle, and the Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB. Both services will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan, SK. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lanigan,
- Harvey James, May 10, 1925 - December 31, 2002. It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden and unexpected death of Harvey James Perry. He was born in Lanigan, SK and grew up in Moose Jaw, SK. He moved to Vancouver, BC in 1947 and then to Calgary in 1977 where he retired. Harvey's memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Isobel (nee Brinsdon); two daughters, Donna Friesen and Brenda Perry, both of Calgary; grandson Rob (Barb) Martel and great-grandsons, Trevin and Ryan Martel, Aldergrove, BC; two brothers, Gordon (Ida) Perry, Ladysmith, BC and Keith Perry, Burnaby, BC; brother-in-law Fred (Helen) Brinsdon, Sardis, BC; and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Harvey was predeceased by his infant son Bobby in 1950, his father Bob Perry in 1957, and his mother May Perry (nee Peebles) in 1991. "Rest with the Lord, until we meet again through Christ." The family wishes to thank Dr. Mayer and the Rockyview Hospital Emergency Room staff and EMS staff for their care and compassion given to Harvey and his family. Special thoughts of appreciation for the kindnesses shown and the friendliness given, to the staff and residents of Ward 3AB in the Colonel Belcher Hospital where Harvey resided for the last eleven months. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Sunday, January 5, 2003 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Private Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2098 Hall
- Paul. The unexpected death of Mr. Paul Pisio, 71 years of Lanigan, occurred at University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Paul will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 46 years, Dianne (nee Sokochoff) Pisio of Lanigan; their three children and six grandchildren: Terrance (Yvette) Pisio and family, Blair (Jenna) and Brennon (girlfriend, Lindsay), all of Saskatoon; David (Linda) Pisio and family, Brett and Brady, all of Saskatoon and Karen (Kevin) Abrey and family, Courtney and Adam, all of Imperial. The Prayer Service for Paul will be held on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan.
- Ernest Leslie. The death of Dr. Ernest Leslie (Doc) Plaster aged 82 years of Mesa, Arizona, occurred at the Lanigan Union Hospital, Lanigan, SK, on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. The Memorial Service will be held at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Cremation with internment at a later date. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Kate (Waldren) Plaster; brother Bert; brothers-in-law Sandy Blair and Hugh Strong. Ernie is survived by sons Don (Linda); Bob (Janice); daughters Judy (Al) Graham; Jacquie (Ron) Skage; brother Cyril (Lillian) Plaster; sisters Ida Blair, Victoria (Morley) Decker, Grace Strong, Connie (Bob) Nelson; Ella Plaster; sister-in-law Margaret Plaster; as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
- Alvin 1922 - 2004. Alvin Prange of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Hospital into the presence of God on Sunday, January 18, 2004 at the age of 81 years. Alvin was born and raised near Lanigan, SK where he farmed before moving to Calgary in 1957. He worked as a gardener at Currie Barracks for twenty-four years where he meticulously tended the many flowerbeds, grounds and greenhouse. He enjoyed his work and retired in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Vera. Alvin is also survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lorne and Myles and Leslie; three grandchildren, Andrew, Allison and Daniel; two sisters, Ada Gunther and Helen Torgerson; a brother Elmer; as well as many relatives and friends. Memorial Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (4211 Richmond Road S.W.) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Many thanks to the staff on Unit 111 at the Foothills Hospital for their kind and professional care during Alvin's stay.
- Elmer Arthur. The death of Elmer Arthur Prange, 90 years of Lanigan, occurred at Lanigan Health Centre on Monday, December 22, 2008. Elmer is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Don (Norma) Prange and daughter Sharon (Jim) Moir, all of Lanigan. The Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Rick Johnson, will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
- Evelyn Adelma (nee Eichorst). The death of Mrs. Evelyn Adelma Prange, 81 years, of Lanigan, occurred at Lanigan Integrated Hospital on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Evelyn is survived by her son, Don (Norma) Prange and daughter, Sharon (Jim) Moir, all of Lanigan. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Prange. The Funeral Service for Evelyn will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 2:30 p.m, officiated by Pastor Rick Johnson.
- Caroll Ann (nee Munn), 58 years of Lanigan, SK passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Caroll will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 41 years, Ray Prystupa of Lanigan; four children: Carrie Prystupa of Winnipeg, MB; Candi (Ken) Jones of Lanigan; Todd (Janna) Prystupa of Lumsden; and Melissa Prystupa (Vern Maier) of Muenster; nine grandchildren; her mother, Eileen Munn of Surrey, BC and four sisters: Bonnie (Lanny) Smith of Milk River, AB; Wanda (Andy) Shaw of White Rock, BC; Brenda (Glen) Knight of Buena Vista, SK and Evelyn Munn of Calgary. A Celebration of Life for Caroll will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lanigan Town Hall, Lanigan.
- Sophie Purcha, beloved wife of John Purcha of Kelliher passed away on Monday, November 5, 2001 at St. Joseph's Integrated Health Care Facility in Lestock. She was 77 years of age. Sophie Purcha was born on February 17, 1924 at Lanigan, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Steve and Mary (nee Trzcinski) Skorlatowski. She was raised on the family farm and received her schooling in the district. On November 11, 1941 she was united in marriage to John Purcha at Sinnet, Saskatchewan, near Lanigan. The couple resided in the Lanigan area for a couple of years before moving to the Kelliher district. John and Sophie settled in the White Eagle district, where they farmed and raised their family of four children. In 1991 the couple semi-retired from farming and moved into Kelliher. Although they lived in town, John and Sophie still were very much involved in the farm for many years after. This year marked their 60th wedding anniversary. Sophie had a very congenial personality, she greatly enjoyed the company of her family, and she cherished her grandchildren dearly. She was always concerned for their well being. No one ever left Sophie's home hungry or empty handed. Even the day before she died she was concerned that one of the boys would take some carrots home for themselves. Even though she had health problems, she kept a positive outlook with a strong determination. In younger years she had been active in church activities, especially in the White Eagle district. She dearly loved the years spent on the farm, tending to her large garden and caring for the animals. Predeceased by brothers Casmer (1938) and Mike (1963), sisters Mary Teplyske (1992) and Stella Komada (1979); she leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband John; three sons, Carl (Marilyn) of Calgary, Eugene (Margaret) of Kelliher and Leo (Santina) of Calgary; a daughter Dianne (Arnold) Kish of Leross; grandchildren, Cindy, Hillary, Julie, Derek, Darren and Regina; a great grandson Brandon; three brothers, Victor Skorlatowski of Saskatoon, John (Hope) of Lanigan and Joe (Julia) of Lanigan; two sisters, Annie Gerylo of Selkirk, MB and Jenny Prebushewski of Birsay, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The Prayer Vigil Service was held on Wednesday evening, November 7, 2001 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Father J.R. Prince of St. Margaret Mary Parish officiating. The organist, Sharon Antoneshyn led the congregation and member of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns 'Come to Me' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd'. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, November 8, 2001 from St. Vladimir's Church. The organist, Tina Aamodt led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The crossbearer and lay reader was Rose Purcha, the altarservers were Curtis deGooijer and Sarah Wilson. Sophie's son Leo gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Steve & Glen Lekach, Willie Maksymowich, Joe Purcha, Darren Kish and Henry Wielgoz serving as the casketbearers.
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- Wilhelm Rudolf. In loving memory of Wilhelm (Bill) Rudolf Rath (August 26, 1929 - October 22, 2008) With heavy hearts we announce his passing at the Wynyard Union Hospital on October 22, 2008, with his wife; his children, and grandchildren by his side. Bill was born in Lanigan grew up on the family farm and went to Horton school a few miles down the road and then to Balfour Tech in Regina (where he learned to dance!). His education was cut short when he was called home to farm. In 1955 he met and married Shirley Hunter from Watson, together in this union they had four wonderful children. Kim (Colin Blyth) Children: Lindsay, Lauren, Holly (Lavern Sveinbjornson) Children: Jared, Janelle, Chad, Darren (Bernice Schueller) Children: Griffin, Brittney, Craig (Audrey Sonntag) Children: Katelyn, Grace. He enjoyed all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Augusta, two sisters, Elmira and Louise. Bill is survived by his loving wife and dance partner Shirley of 53 years. Daughters Kim, Holly, Sons, Darren, and Craig. Nine grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, Emily 10 years old, Taiya 4 years, Tianna 2 years, Nolan 2 months. Sisters, Erna, Evelyn and Vera. Private Family Interment will be held at the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery on October 26.
- Horst. The death of Mr. Horst Rauscher, of Saskatoon, SK (formerly of Lanigan), occurred at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, October 25, 2007. Horst was born on July 21, 1940 to Karl and Rosa (nee Tobisch) Rauscher in Fischern, Germany. After completing his Grade 8 education in Schotten, Horst enrolled in a four-year course at a trade school where he attained his certificate as an electrician. On April 22, 1962 Horst married Margarete Barth and they immigrated to Canada in 1967. Initially they resided in Nokomis and then relocated to Lanigan in 1968. He began his career at the Alwinsal Potash Mine, now known as the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (Lanigan Division). He bagan as an electrician and then advanced to hoist supervisor, until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Dellwood Fish and Game Club. Horst had a passion for the outdoors, fishing and hunting with his best buddies, Dennis, Fritz, Ray and Norman. A man with a great sense of humor, he never ran out of stories to tell, especially while sitting around the campfire. Horst is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margarete (nee Barth) Rauscher of Saskatoon; daughter, Michaela (Don) Stratuliak of Winnnipeg, MB and grandson Nicholas; son, Andreas Rauscher (fiancee Heather Kerr) of Moose Jaw; and sister, Edeltraud Knaup of Germany. He was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Rosa (nee Tobish) Rauscher. The Funeral Service for Horst will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Lawrence Adolph Redekopp passed away Apr. 23, 1998 from a heart attack. He was born July 24, 1923 to Abram and Justina Redekopp near Kelstern, Sask. At 14, he accepted Christ; he was baptized Aug. 17, 1941, joining Elim MB Church. He went to Bible school in Herbert, Sask. 3 years and then 1 year in Three Hills, Alta. After high school, he went to Normal School in Moose Jaw, Sask. He taught public school at Greenfarm, Sask. for 2 years. He married Martha Klassen Apr. 14, 1949. In 1950 he entered a children's ministry in Swift Current, Sask.; he was ordained in 1953 and continued to serve 3 more years. He was pastor of West Portal MB Church, Saskatoon for 7 years and director of Saskatchewan MB church extension for 10 years. He served on various committees and boards in the Saskatchewan and Canadian MB conferences. He pastored a new church in Lanigan, Sask. 1972-85, seeing the Lord work in many lives and experiencing great blessings. In 1986 he suffered a heart attack. He then went into part-time ministry, helping churches for short periods. He constantly marvelled at God's goodness and faithfulness in his own life. Predeceased by 1 sister and 4 brothers, he is mourned by Martha; children Cal, Wayne and Elwood, all of Saskatoon, and Barbara Karelse of Pickering, Ont.; 9 grandchildren; 5 brothers and 3 sisters. The funeral was Apr. 27 in Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan, with Abe Klassen ministering.
- Frank. The death of Mr. Frank Reid of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, SK, occurred on Friday, July 9, 2010. He was 92 years of age. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Anna (nee Sass) Reid of Lanigan, SK; four daughters: Janice (Murray) Sproule of Saskatoon, SK; Joan Marilyn (Victor) Kline of Drake, SK; Judy (Mike) Johnston of Dundurn, SK; Jacqueline (Allan) Dickison of Saskatoon, SK; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence (Louise) Reid of Saskatoon, SK. The Funeral Service for Frank will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010, 3:00 p.m., at Christian Fellowship Church in Lanigan, SK, presided by Pastor Steven White.
- Susan 'Sue' Eileen. The death of Susan Robinson, of Lanigan, occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, following a valiant 18-month battle with cancer. She was 63 years of age. The Funeral Service for Sue will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 71 Main Street, Lanigan, on Friday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., presided by Darlene Bindle. Interment will follow at Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- The death of Albert Rode aged 93 years of Lanigan SK occurred at Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan on Saturday March 11, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held in Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan on Tuesday March 14th at 2:00 p.m. A Public Visitation and Viewing will be held in the church on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with a private family interment following at 11:45 a.m. For those so wishing donations to the Canadian Bible Society, Trinity Lutheran Church or a Charity of your Choice would be appreciated.
- Alfred. The death of Mr. Alfred Rucks of Lanigan occurred at his residence on Saturday, November 26, 2005. He was 82 years of age. Alfred will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jeanne (nee Thompson) Rucks of Lanigan, SK; five children, Ron (Carole) Rucks of Prince Albert, Kathy Peterson (Clay Brander) of Saskatoon, Tim (Kim) Rucks of Warman, Ellen Dotten (Morley Strong) and Bev (Doug) Ehalt all of Lanigan; nine grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. The Funeral Service for Alfred will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan officiated by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Dean Murray, November 14, 1965 - December 8, 2004. Dean Murray Rucks of Lanigan, SK, passed away suddenly in the early hours of December 8, 2004 at Saskatoon City Hospital. He leaves to mourn his special friend, Terrilyn Halvorson, Doris and Kirsi Rucks and Vicky Hodgson of Blackfalds, AB; his parents, Mervin and Darlene Rucks of Jansen, SK; grandmother, Jean Eichorst of Lanigan; sister, Lisa (Rick) Williams, Damon and Kennedy of Saskatoon, SK; aunts, Doris (Garth) Burns of Drake, SK and Erica Martynse of Saskatoon. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Jansen, SK.
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- Gloria Elizabeth, of Lanigan, passed away with her family at her side on September 2nd, 2006 at the age of 68 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Elizabeth (Wolfe) Schlamp and brother-inlaw Norman Armbruster. Gloria will be forever loved and sadly missed by her family: LEANNE (Jason) Ulmer, Neudorf and family Braden Schatz and Layne Schatz, Yorkton; RANDY (Shelley) Schatz, Grenfell and family Levi, Benjamin, Ashley and Spencer; WESLEY (Wendy) Schatz, Lucky Lake and family Alicia, Danae, Shaelyn and Joelle; sisters, Connie Armbruster and Karen (Allan) Yule, Grenfell; numerous nieces and nephews and by members of the Schatz family. A celebration of her life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanigan on September 8th, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Scott Brown officiating. Interment to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Wayne Helmer. The death of Mr. Wayne Helmer Schmidt, 59 years, of Lanigan occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Tuesday, September 28, 2004, following a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 39 years, Wanda (nee Dick) Schmidt; and by their two children and two grandchildren: Dorinda (Curtis) Sikorsky and daughter Alexandra; and Trevor (Lorena) Schmidt and daughter Abigail. The Funeral Service for Wayne will be held at the Lanigan Community Hall on Saturday, October 2, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Steve White. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Samuel. The death of Mr. Samuel Sam Schneider of Lanigan occurred at Lanigan Hospital on Thursday, February 25, 2010. He was 83 years of age. Sam will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Robertine Bobbie Schneider of Lanigan; his sons Ken (Vi) of Yorkton & Gordon (Tracey) of Calgary; grandchildren Cora (Chris) Putz, Tera (Stephen) Maguire, Matthew & Jason Schneider; great-grandchildren Caitlyn & Carson Putz; stepchildren Nelson (Sharon) Saunders of Yorkton, Allyson (Kevin) Stroeder of Yellowknife, Karen (Mark) Mitchell of Chardon, Ohio & Brian (Tammy) Saunders of Edmonton; step grandchildren Tyler Saunders, Tanice (Brandon) Mackie, Ryan, Jennifer & Kathleen Stroeder, Nathan & Glenn Mitchell, Remington (Felice), Sterling & Allan Saunders, Mitch & Marc Beauchesne; step great-grandchildren Emeline & Sophy Marie Saunders; three sisters Emma Weiss of Medicine Hat, Lydia (Ed) Maier of Medicine Hat and Molly (Bill) Hedley of Taber; and one sister-in-law Margaret Schneider of Meadow Lake. Sam was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Mary (nee Holstein) Schneider; five brothers: Jacob (Katie) Schneider, Peter (Alvina) Schneider, Henry (Irene) Schneider, Fred Schneider, Chris (Helen) Schneider; one sister Mary (Tony) Dietz; and one brother-in-law Charlie Weiss. The Funeral Service for Sam will be held on Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Knox United Church, Lanigan at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Deborah Smith. Interment will follow at the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Raymond Martin. The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Raymond "Ray " Martin Senga, of Lanigan, occurred at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Humboldt, on Monday, May 10, 2004, at the age of 50 years. Ray will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 25 years, Isabel (nee Wessing) Senga of Lanigan; their two children, David Senga of Lanigan and Sandra Senga of Saskatoon; parents, Peter and Hilda (nee Gaveronski) Senga of Lanigan; three brothers, three sisters and their families, Tom (Lori) Senga of Lanigan, Pamela, Craig and Heather; Michael (Colleen) Senga of Lanigan; Linda Senga of Nokomis; Paul (Elaine) Senga of Saskatoon, Matthew and Shane; Rose Senga (James) of Saskatoon and Brandon; and Virginia (Glen) Roncin of Saskatoon; numerous aunts and uncles; mother-in-law, Frances Wessing of Parkerview; brother-in-law, Wayne Wessing of Parkerview; and by extended family and friends. The Funeral Service for Ray will be held at Knox United Church, Lanigan on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Rev. Al Hingley. Interment will follow at Lanigan Cemetery.
- Jean (nee Kostuk) September 30, 1938 - July 11, 2013. The death of Mrs. Jean Senko of Lanigan, SK, occurred at Lanigan district on Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was 74 years of age. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband Mike Senko of Lanigan; her daughter Geraldine (Kevin) Ehalt of Humboldt and family Rhonda (Blair) Swarbrick of Regina, Nicole (Brett) Walchuk of Moose Jaw, Eric Ehalt of Lanigan; brothers Bill Kostuk, Leonard Kostuk, Max (Jill) Kostuk; sisters Irene Thompson, June Duke, Judy Kostuk; sister-in-law Ann Kostuk; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her son Micheal John Senko, parents Joe & Vera Kostuk, brother Bob Kostuk, brothers-in-law Clint Duke and Chuck Thompson; sister-in-law Myrna Kostuk. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Maryís R.C. Church in Lanigan on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. presided by Fr. Paul Paproski. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Maryís R.C. Church on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Paul Paproski. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
- John. The death of Mr. John Senko of the Lanigan district occurred at Lanigan Hospital, Lanigan, on Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the age of 80 years. John will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 54 years, Mary (nee Tkaczyk) Senko of Lanigan; and by their four children, Sylvester (Karen) Senko and Bernard Senko, all of Lanigan, Marilyn (Glen) Dunne of Langham and Wilfred (Brenda) Senko of Lanigan. The Ukrainian Catholic Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. and the Ukrainian Catholic Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, April 26, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., both at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan and celebrated by Rev. Fr. Dominic Mazun. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart U.C. Cemetery in the Lanigan district.
- Leonard Stephen. The sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Lenard Steven Senko, of Lanigan, occurred at his residence on Sunday, April 11, 2004 at the age of 47 years. The Funeral Mass for Lenard will be offered from St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan on Friday, April 30, 2004 at 3:00 p.m., celebrated by Rev. Fr. Emil April. Interment will follow at the Wolverine U.C. Cemetery in the Burr district.
- Mary J. (nee Tkaczyk). The death of Mrs. Mary J. Senko of the Burr district occurred at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Thursday, May 14, 2009. She was 81 years of age. Mary will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her four children: Sylvester (Karen) Senko of Lanigan; Bernard Senko of Lanigan; Marilyn (Glen) Dunne of Langham; and Wilfred Senko of Lanigan; and by daughter-in-law, Brenda Senko of Lanigan. The Ukrainian Catholic Prayer Service for Mary will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., and the Ukrainian Catholic Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Dominic Mazun. Both services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Lanigan. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart U.C. Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Marvin Shewchuk, 74 years of Lanigan, SK passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Humboldt District Hospital, following a battle with cancer. Marvin was born on March 1, 1936 in Thorsby, AB to Metro and Mary (nee Onufrek) Shewchuk. He attended school in Thorsby and then went to work at an early age. Marvin worked in the construction industry, as a taxi driver, a miner, a heavy duty mechanic, and a safety supervisor. Even after retiring, he continued to work at several jobs, including his own business. Throughout his career, Marvin was a volunteer fireman, fire chief, mine rescue, mine rescue coach/coordinator, and a local and provincial mine rescue competition judge. He also worked consulting at McArthur River Uranium Mine. Throughout the years, Marvin lived and worked in various locations including, Edmonton, Port Radium, Uranium City, Saskatoon and Lanigan. In 1997, Marvin retired from Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Both Marvin and Joan loved to watch their children and grandchildren play sports and will always be known for driving all over the province to watch them. He also loved working in his shop building various projects for special occasions and to give as gifts. Marvin was always ready to help out anyone in need. Marvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Joan (nee Lyke) Shewchuk; daughter, Rhoda (James) Hein; and son, Gary (Mona) Shewchuk; three grandchildren, Wesley, Wade and Jeffrey Hein and one great grandson, Ryan Hein. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Tonhauser and her daughters, Dana and Carla; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Shewchuk and her daughters, Karen and Colleen. Marvin was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Metro Shewchuk; sister, Anne Bidniak; brother, Mike Shewchuk; brother in infancy, Steve Shewchuk and sister in infancy, Emily Shewchuk. The Funeral Service for Marvin will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, Lanigan. Interment will follow in the Lanigan Town Cemetery.
- Hilda (nee Slater) Shields April 8, 1921 - May 4, 2013. Hilda died peacefully in her sleep at Regina General Hospital following a short illness. Hilda was born on a farm at Pheasant Forks, Sask., to Albert and Helen Slater. She was raised in Lanigan and moved to Regina to work. Through her cousin Alice Cresswell, she met William Paterson Shields. They were married in 1947 and had two daughters, Barbara (Earl) Hjelte and Carol (Don) Stamp. She loved her grandchildren, Penny, Janie, Marcee (Jason Graves), Tyler Stamp, and her great-grandchild Charlie. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends at Lake Village, Nokomis, Florida, and College Park Retirement Residence. Special thanks to her friend Bev Novenski and nieces, Marion Hingston and Audrey (Trevor) Cook. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Bill (deceased 1993) in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
- George (February 8, 1949 - April 30, 2014). George was born in Brandon, MB to Alexander and Minnie (nee Powshik) Shiloff. He grew up and attended school there. George met Fay Wildeman when she moved to Brandon to work and they were married on November 4, 1972. They moved to Vancouver for a couple of years where George worked as a landscaper and gardener. George and Fay then moved to her hometown of Lanigan where he became employed at PCS Lanigan. He became a Millwright and worked there until retiring in 2010. George was very involved in the community, acting in Lanigan’s first Dinner Theater, being a member of the Lions Club and Toastmasters, helping with Air Cadets, and goal judging for the Lanigan Pirates games in the old rink. He was also a volunteer with the ambulance and one of the first trained EMT’s in Lanigan. In the past few years, George had been involved with the Lanigan and District Heritage Center. He enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening, growing a big potato patch each year. He enjoyed the outdoors, with hunting, fishing and camping being among his favourite activities. Since retiring, George and Fay have enjoyed RV’ing and traveling around the world. He liked music and was an Elvis fan, greatly enjoying their trip to Memphis and the tours of Graceland. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Fay Shiloff, their three children and four grandchildren: Holly (Jeff) Srochenski and children Trinity and Quinn of Lanigan, Cory (Kelsey) Shiloff and children Alexis and Klay of North Battleford, and Jason Shiloff of Saskatoon; four sisters and one brother: Margaret (Claude) Thiffeault, Patsy (Bill) Halliday and Olive Mein, all of Brandon, MB, Alice (Mike) Campbell of Calgary, AB and Fred (Yvonne) Shiloff of Qualicum Beach, BC; parents-in-law, Ruth and Alfred Wildeman of Lanigan; and in-laws: Fern (Vern) Keil of Esterhazy and Sylvia Tkach (Greg Dubetz) of Saskatoon; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Minnie Shiloff; one sister, Georgina Zache and brother-in-law, Rob Tkach. The Funeral Service for George was held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Lanigan Town Hall, officiated by Pastor Colette Baker. Interment followed in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
- Neddia (nee Krevinsky) Siermachesky born May 14, 1925 late of Port Alberni passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents Moses and Kathleen Krevinsky, her loving husband Nick in 1983; sisters Ann Rich, Marion Ferguson, and Sylvia Blum; she is survived by sons Ted (Pam)of Victoria, and Maurice (Joan) of Port Alberni; grandchildren Neil and Elise Siermachesky; sisters Verna Herman of Florida, U.S.A, Elsie Shewchuk (Steve) of Port Alberni; brothers Alex Krevinsky of Michigan, USA, and Mike Krevinsky (Ruby) of Port Alberni. Neddia was born in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She later married Nick and after a couple of brief moves they made their way west to Port Alberni in 1949 where the Alberni Valley would become their new home. She worked hard all her life at various jobs in the community but first and foremost she raised a family. She was a founding member of St. John's Ukrainian Catholic Church as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was an In Home caregiver for over 30 years, a volunteer with Handy Cope, active at Echo Centre as well as helping with bazaars, and bake sales. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Prayers will take place at 7:30pm, Friday, May 28, 2004 at Chapel of Memories, 4005 - 6th Ave. A Service of Remembrance will take place 9:00am Saturday, May 29, 2004 at St. John's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4295 - 8th Ave, Port Alberni.
- Isabelle (nee Rodger) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Isabelle was born on November 14, 1922 in Lanigan, SK, the only daughter of Mowat and Margaret Rodger. She is predeceased by her parents and husband Graham. Isabelle will be lovingly remembered by her two sons Roger of Calgary, AB and Gordon (Bev) of Regina, SK; two grandchildren, Trevor of Regina, SK and Tyler of Yorkton, SK; one niece Gaylynn (Lou) Bouvier of Moose Jaw, SK; two nephews Erroll (Ruth) of Saskatoon, SK and Jerry (Linda) of Medicine Hat, AB. Isabelle spent her early years in Duval, SK moving to Kincaid, SK with her family in 1942 where she met and married her husband Graham Simington. They farmed until 1976 and in 1983 they moved to Swift Current, SK. After Graham's death Isabelle moved to Regina where she resided until her passing. Special thanks to the staff on 6F of the Regina General Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina at 2:00 p.m. on July 24, 2012 with Rev. Darold Sauer officiating.
- Sandra Kim. The death of Sandra Kim Skorlatowski, of Lanigan, occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. She was 49 years of age. Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Frank Bartel, her two sons, Jesse Skorlatowski and Dallas Bartel; and her step-son, Ryan (Amanda) Bartel and by her parents, John and Hope (nee Kelly) Skorlatowski of Lanigan. The Funeral Service for Sandra will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Friday, October 19, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Scott Brown. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
- Victor Wolford Skorlatowski passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at his residence in Saskatoon. Victor was born April 11, 1917 in Lanigan, SK. Left to mourn his passing are his daughter Delores (George) Olson, his sons Steve (Ann) and Eugene (Joanne), ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two brothers Joseph and John, two sisters Annie Geryld and Jenny Prebushewshi, many nieces and nephews. Victor was predeceased by his wife Lillian, parents Steve and Mary, three brothers and five sisters. Victor was a long time employee of Gulf Oil. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors and camping. He was a hard working man who made sure his family was well taken care of. He was very much loved and will be thoroughly missed by all his family. Victor was able to spend his final years in the home he and Lillian raised their family in. Many thanks to the family members for their love and care towards him but most especially to his grandson Robin Skorlatowski, who lived with him and was his main caregiver in his last two years. The family would like to thank Saskatoon Home Care nursing staff for their care and compassion they have shown. A special thanks to Elsie and Caroline. At Victor's request there will be no services. His wish was to be cremated.
- Clarence Bayne Slater passed away on Good Friday, April 6, 2012, at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon. He was born at Lanigan, Saskatchewan on August 13, 1928, the fourth son and the sixth child of seven born to Albert Henry and Helen Morgan (nee Hannah) Slater. Clarence was predeceased by his brothers Edwin, Joe, and Ken and his sisters, Florence Hislop and Ethel Huculak. Clarence grew up on the farm at Lanigan where he remained until 1961 when the farm was sold. From 1961 to 1968, he ran a mobile feed business but his first love was always farming. From 1968 to 1971, Clarence farmed at Nokomis. After graduating from a two year course in Vocational Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1972, Clarence began a thirteen year career with the University of Saskatchewan, first in the Crop Science Department, then with the Crop Development Centre and finally as Farm Manager for the Goodale Farm at Floral, Saskatchewan. In 1985, Clarence took on a temporary position with Agriculture Canada in Saskatoon to help with the harvest which stretched into ten years of doing the practical part of the farm work for the research station. Clarence was an active member of the United Church all his life and spent many years as a choir member and a board member in various capacities. In 1990, he began a theatrical career with St. Paul's Dinner Theatre which lasted for thirteen years. For more than twenty years, he enjoyed annual trips to visit his brother, Joe, on Vancouver Island and in 1997, was able to visit the birthplace of his mother in Fife, Scotland and of his father in Derbyshire, England. Camping with the Rambling Rovers from 1994 to 2003 and working on constructing a park at his son's acreage at Gruenthal, Saskatchewan were other favoured retirement activities. Clarence leaves to mourn his passing his wife of fortyfive years, Rosemary, and three children, Moira (Mark) Willems, Margaret (Ward) Slater-Johnson and David (Nicole) Slater. He also leaves five grandchildren, Jaron (Bridgette) Willems, Micah Willems, Megan Johnson, Alexondra and Kallista Slater and three great-grandsons, Zach, Jubal and Elijah Willems. As well, he is survived by one sister, Hilda Shields, a sister-in-law, Sylvia Slater, a brother-in-law, Jack Hislop, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service to remember Clarence will be held at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor St. E, Saskatoon on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. The family is very grateful for the loving and compassionate care Clarence received at Sherbrooke Community Centre for the last almost three years.
- Kenneth James passed away peacefully on Friday, August 27, 2004 in Regina, SK at the age of 78 years. Ken was raised in Lanigan, SK. Later he farmed and raised his family in Sexsmith, Alberta. Upon retirement he resided in Creston, BC and Florida. Two years age he moved to Regina. Ken was predeceased by his first wife Ann; parents Helen and Albert; brothers Edwin and Joe; brother-in-law Bill Shields. Ken will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Arletta (Tommy) Tomlinson; his children Albert (Gaylene Peterson), Mary Ann (Darwin) Eckstrom, Rick (Debbie), Carolyn (Bob McCreight) and 9 grandchildren; stepdaughters Myrna (Paul) Schuck, Brenda (John) Rogers, Karen (Larry) Dubord, Lori (Bruce) Lipinski, Kellie (Hal) Sanders, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; siblings Ethel (Matt) Huculak, Hilda Shields, Clarence, Florence (Jack) Hislop and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Monday (today), August 30, 2004 at 2:00 PM in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK with Chaplain Cliff Geiger officiating. Special thanks to Dr. T. Potgieter and the staff of 4A Pasqua Hospital.
- Mamie Sowan (February 20, 1966 - March 16, 2012). It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Mamie Sowan, who passed away on March 16, 2012 at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. She was 46 years of age. She was predeceased by her biological mother Mary; her brother Duffy; grandparents: Nancy and Duffel; and Nina's father Gordie. Mamie is survived by her loving daughters: Nina and Demi; mother Mae (Allan); brother Brian; sisters: Rhonda, her children Derek, Tasha and Joel; Tressa (Bruce), her children Amy and Emily; nephew Brett; and her loving companion Murray, and many family and friends. Mamie was born on February 20, 1966 in Edmonton, AB. She lived in Red Deer, AB where she had her first pride and joy Nina. Mamie lived in Regina, SK for many years and also had her next pride and joy Demi. Her final destination that she called home was in Lanigan, SK where she had finally found her love Murray. Mamie was finally happy, she loved to cook, go for walks, and listening to music and dancing her heart out was her favourite. But most importantly her biggest accomplishments in her life were her daughters Nina and Demi. She made sure they always knew how much she loved them. A Celebration of Mamie's life will be held at Guernsey Hall, Guernsey, SK on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- June Eleanor, age 83, passed away peacefully with her son at her side, at Royal University Hospital on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. June is remembered by her son, Alan; sisters, Arloa (Roland) Marsh and Janice (Ian) Attfield all of Lanigan. June was born on June 17th, 1929 in Lanigan. She completed 12 years of school in Lanigan and entered the school of nursing program at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, graduating in 1950 as an RN. She later was accepted at the Psychiatric Nurse Training School in North Battleford and graduated in 1951 as a Psychiatric Nurse. During her working years, June worked at many hospitals in Saskatchewan. In 1956 she married Arnold Spuzak of Wynyard and they had one son, Alan. June was intelligent, an avid reader, and had a terrific sense of humor. She loved "nice" things ie. dishes, ornaments, plates which are still displayed in her home today. June had a great love for animals and was a huge supporter of the SPCA. Her two cats Conrad and Charlie will surely miss her! A Graveside Service will take place on Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. from the Lanigan Cemetery, Lanigan, SK. A time of remembrance to follow at the Life Point Church in Lanigan, SK.
- Heather Lynn Staniec passed away unexpectedly, for reasons unknown, on October 10, 2008 at her home in Saskatoon, SK. Heather's ever-present smile will be missed by everyone who knew her, including her parents, Walter and Janice Staniec; sisters, Kim (Mike) Riel and Jillian Staniec (Brian Gallaway); half sister Catherine Kubash of Edmonton; a nephew, Ryder Riel and a niece, Caelan Riel; Grandpa Bert Price; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Heather was born May 5, 1977 and spent her childhood on a farm near Lanigan, SK. After completing high school, she attended the Way to Work program at SIAST Kelsey. Through the course she gained employment at ToysRUs, a perfect fit given her love of toys, and she continued to work there until her passing. About a year ago, with the support of the Partners In Employment agency, she began working at Bonanza Steakhouse as well, which she enjoyed very much. Heather enjoyed her work and the people she worked with and she also very much enjoyed earning money. She loved to shop and always checked the sale flyers to help find the best deals on whatever her latest interest or need was. Heather enjoyed many activities and had many hobbies. Growing up she was involved in her church, dance, TaeKwonDo, Girl Guides and various school activities. She joined Special Olympics, first in Humboldt and later in Saskatoon. She participated in Track and Field, Powerlifting, Floor Hockey, Bowling, Soccer and Swimming. Special Olympics was a very important part of Heather's life. She met many friends through her involvement in the organization, she travelled to other communities and provinces for training camps and competitions, she gained self confidence; and she had a lot of fun. Heather was a fan of all things Disney, particularly Tigger, loved doing word searches and enjoyed gloating when she whooped Uncle Joe's butt in Wii bowling. Heather liked watching Rider games with family, although admittedly her main interest was Gainer. She was also a country music fan - to say she owned countless CD's is an understatement - and she attended many of the concerts that came to town. Heather also enjoyed going to movies, sometimes with her carehome family, most often with her mom. Heather enjoyed family vacations to Alberta, South Dakota, Disneyworld, Mexico, Cuba and most recently Waskesiu. She had just started scrapbooking and her first pages were pictures of her nephew and niece, Ryder and Caelan and her brother, Jonathan (deceased). Heather is predeceased by her brother, Jonathan Staniec; Aunt Betty Thoen; Uncle John Staniec (in infancy); grandparents, John and Mary Staniec; Grandma Rae Price; and her godmother, Agnes Bernauer. Services for Heather were held October 16 in Saskatoon and Humboldt, and October 17 in Lanigan. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lanigan, beside her brother, Jonathan and Aunt Betty, with Auntie Agnes close by. Arrangements for the services were handled by Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel of Humboldt, with assistance from the Saskatoon Funeral Home.
- Vincent (November 1, 1941 - October 17, 2013). The death of Vince Staniec of the Lanigan district, SK, occurred at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, on Thursday, October 17, 2013. He was 71 years of age. Vince was born in Humboldt hospital on November 1, 1941. He lived on the family farm in the Sinnett district his whole life ñ first in the original house and then in a home constructed in 1955. He attended school at Valleyfield and continued at Loyola in Sinnett, where by all accounts he drove the nuns crazy. Despite earning excellent grades, he chose to leave school after completing Grade Eight. He said that school was for the dumb people and he had no time for it. He farmed for many years raising cattle, crops, chickens, pigs, and at least one billy goat. As he wound down his farming operations, he found enjoyment in helping out others wherever he could. All the fun of farming with a bit less stress. Vince was a founding member of the Father Sinnett Council of the Knights of Columbus, and at the time of his death was a Councillor for the R.M. of LeRoy. He really enjoyed getting out fishing, whether it was in the summer or ice fishing in the winter. He also enjoyed curling, especially the fellowship after (and during) the games and attended as many bonspiels as he could. Vince sure enjoyed having his nieces and nephews stop by to visit. There was always a treat for them, either a snack or some cash - sometimes both!! Everyone who went to an auction sale expected to see Vincent there. He insisted the deals he got were too good to pass up and some day all this stuff would be needed and used, or at least worth lots more than he paid for it. He may have been right as his own auction sale a year ago was more successful than initially expected. He loved having people stop by to play cards or cribbage, or would travel to the neighbours for much of the same and frequent visits to the casinos, usually with Bertie, helped keep him busy. He will be very much missed by everyone who knew him. Vince was predeceased by his long time partner, Darlene Smith; his parents, John and Mary (Fedorchuk); a brother John in infancy; a sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Thoen; a nephew Jonathan Staniec and a niece, Heather Staniec. He is survived by his special friend Bertie Cash; the children of his deceased sister Betty ñ Randy (Darlene) and family, Tim (Jessica) and family, Anita Kroeker (Ryan) and family; a brother Fred (Norma) and their children - Denise Schrader (Warren) and family, Tammy Pitka (Rob) and family, Jason (Jennifer) and family, Myron (Tia) and family; a brother Walter (Janice) and their children ñ Kimberly Riel and family, Jillian (Brian Gallaway). Public Visitation will be held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, SK, on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. and the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Maryís Roman Catholic Church, Lanigan, SK. Interment will follow at St. Maryís Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lanigan,
- Robert George. The death of Mr. Robert George Stenson, age 61 years, of Lanigan, occurred suddenly and unexpectedly, near Lanigan, on Friday, September 5, 2003. Bob will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 39 years, Lorna (nee Schmidt) Stenson of Lanigan; two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren: Troy (Louanne) Stenson of Lanigan and family, Jennifer and Kevin; Tammy (Brett) Diemert of Spiritwood and family, Sawyer, Sydney and Shaunesy; and Todd (Penny) Stenson of Lanigan and family, Braxton and Samara; his mother, Doreen Jantz of Lanigan; one sister, Barbara (Rudy) Ronberg of Russell, MB; one half-brother, Ian Jantz (Elaine) of Lanigan; one half-sister, Lorraine (Gord) Bernhard of Calgary, AB and by numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service for Bob will be held on Monday, September 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at North Star Mennonite Church, Drake, SK.
- Jean. The death of Mrs. Jean Stephan (nee Roseborough), 99 years, of Lanigan occurred at the Lanigan Hospital on Sunday, November 4, 2007. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Jack (Merele) Stephan and William (Marie) Stephan, all of Lanigan and their families. The Funeral Service for Jean will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, Lanigan, officiated by Rev. George Holliday. Interment will follow in the Lanigan Public Cemetery.
- Adeline Alberta (nee Gunther) born April 14, 1925 in Oak Lawn, Illinois passed away peacefully in Regina Pioneer Village, June 12th, 2010. Predeceased by her parents Albert and Ada Gunther of Lanigan, as well as her husband Carl Stroh of Regina. She is survived by her two brothers Clarence Gunther (Gladys) of Yorkton, Bud Gunther of Lanigan and a sister-in-law Mary Stroh of Kitchener Ontario. As well she leave to mourn her passing her two sons Carl (Valerie) Stroh and his children Brett (Fiona), Derek and Collin, Larry Stroh (Virginia Bassett). She will also be remembered by all her nieces and nephews. For over 40 years Adeline was the office manager of Forbes Anderson Press where she developed many long term relationships with people in the business community. Shortly after Adeline was born, she and her parents moved to Lanigan. At the outbreak of the war she met and married Carl and they set up their first home at the Dafoe air base. When Carl was shipped overseas Adeline and her infant son moved to Carl's home town of Conestoga, Ontario to await Carl's return from the war. After Carl's return, Adeline and Carl moved back to Saskatchewan and settled in Regina where they raised their young family and made many friends through their involvement in church and their joy of music. We wish to thank Janet and Doug Devitt as well as Ken Howard who were so supportive of mom during her last years. A graveside service for family will take place on Friday June 18th at 11:00 am, Regina Memorial Gardens. A celebration of life service will be take place at a later date in Lanigan.
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- Barbara Eileen (nee Paul), July 7, 1953 - December 8, 2009. After a courageous battle with cancer, the family is very saddened to announce that Mrs. Barbara Tempel passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Lanigan Hospital on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Barbara was born on July 7, 1953 in Regina, SK to Donald and Lois (nee Campbell) Paul. She attended Bethune, Lumsden and Lanigan Schools. It was in Lanigan that Barbara fell in love with a certain fast car a Mustang which happened to be driven by the love of her life, Robert Tempel. They soon were wed in Bethune, SK on July 31, 1971. Together they began their life in Lanigan and raised a family of three. Barb worked for many years at the Lanigan Post Office. The hard working lady that she was, gave her the tenacity to purchase a fast food restaurant named Burger Haven. This restaurant was known for the best fried chicken, a recipe only she knew and wouldn't share with anyone. After the closure of her restaurant, she accepted employment in Humboldt at the Saan store and later went on to the Dairy Queen. Barbara thoroughly enjoyed her position at the DQ and was considered to be the best worker. Barb was a very social person, she was always kind and willing to help someone out and always with a smile. Barb was a very talented person, not only could she make the best fried chicken; her cinnamon buns were rated as #1. Barb was also a talented seamstress. She created many items for her family including a suit for Bob, a wedding dress for her daughter and numerous bridesmaid dresses. Together as a family they enjoyed camping and fishing. Barb would always manage to catch the big one! Spending time with family was always important to Barb. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Barbara will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Robert Tempel of Lanigan; three children: Kevin (Loretta) Tempel of Humboldt; Kimberly (Marc) Bedard of St. Brieux and Kristie (Aron) Briske of Saskatoon; seven grandchildren: Jordynn, Alexa, Braden, Bobbi, Zachery, Justin and Carson; parents, Donald and Lois Paul of Bethune; three brothers and one sister: Gary (Debbie) Paul of Bethune, Janet (Daryl) Cookson of Regina, Leslie (Donna) Paul of Bethune and Brian (Kim) Paul of Moose Jaw; and numerous nieces, nephews and members of the Paul and Tempel families. Barbara was predeceased by her two sisters, Beverly Jean Paul and Karen Lea Patience; and parents-in-law, Frank and Alma Tempel. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, Lanigan, SK (31 Hover St.) officiated by Rev. Gerrit Kamphuis. Interment will follow at a later date.
- Robert Harold. It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert "Rob " Harold Tkach of Lanigan announces his tragic accidental death on Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Lanigan Division. He was 60 years of age. Rob was born on October 5, 1947, to William and Emily (nee Troian) Tkach at Prince Albert. A very educated and well-read man, he loved to read, especially books or articles pertaining to his favorite interests, vehicles and his occupation as a millwright, a career he really loved. Rob also enjoyed drag racing, music, watching his daughter dance, cooking, particularly on the barbeque, and gardening. He was very artistic and had a "green thumb ", traits that were evident in his well-kept and manicured yard, especially his stunning flower beds. Other characteristics Rob possessed included punctuality, gentleness, polite assertiveness when expressing his opinion, and how he always found the good in everyone. In addition, he had a soft spot in his heart for animals. The major priority in his life was his children, for whom Rob had an unconditional love. He was fiercely protective of them and, no matter what, he always had time to talk to them. His genuine care, laughter, good sense of humor, and joviality will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Rob is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia (nee Wildeman) Tkach of Lanigan; children: Darren Tkach of Saskatoon; Clint (Lindsy) Tkach of Warman and family, Hudson and Cadence; Chad (Crystal) Wyton of Grande Prairie, AB, and son Diezel; and Crystal Tkach of Winnipeg, MB, (Robert Mann of Prince Albert, SK); mother, Emily (nee Troian) Tkach of Saskatoon; two brothers: Fred (Helen) Tkach and Bill Tkach; one sister, Charlotte (Bryan) Salte; numerous nieces and nephews; and by his pet dogs, Molly and Leo. He was predeceased by his father, William Tkach; and by his pet dog, Teddy. The Funeral Service for Rob will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., officiated by Pastor Dennis Serfas. Urn bearers will be Rob's children. Honorary pallbearers are "all those who shared in Rob's life. " A private interment will take place at a later date.
- Vivian Yvonne (nee Johnson). The death of Mrs. Vivian Tkaczyk of Lanigan occurred at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. She was 71 years of age. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her husband of over 50 years, William Bill Tkaczyk of Lanigan; and by their six children: Terry Tkaczyk of Borden; Carol (Dennis) Neugebauer of Jansen; Pat (Gail) Tkaczyk of Lodgepole, AB; Paulette (Terry) Pryma of Aberdeen; Fred Tkaczyk of St. Albert, AB; and Lori (Karl) Carmen of Calgary, AB. The Prayer Service for Vivian will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., led by Darlene Bindle, and the Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, March 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Louis Hoffart, OMI. Both services will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church in Lanigan. Interment will follow at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery, Lanigan.
- Gilbert Wayne Joseph Todd. Gib was born on January 4, 1940 to Victor and Venice Todd at Elie, MB. He spent his early childhood at the Roy family farm in Elie before moving to Bethany, MB. It was here that he met the love of his life, Diane Outhwaite. Gib and Diane were married on July 25, 1964 in Justice, MB and began their early married life living in Carberry and Estevan before settling in Lanigan in 1967. At Lanigan, Gib worked for North America Lumber before finding employment as an Industrial Mechanic at PCS Lanigan, a job he held for over 20 years. During his time at PCS Gib became involved with the union, serving the Energy and Chemical Workers Union Local 922 for over 15 years. Gib's passion for the labour movement led him to obtain his GED and then convocate from the U of S in 1990 with a certificate in Labour Studies. Shortly after, he became a rep for the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union and Gib and Diane relocated to Calgary for the next 11 years. In 2004, Gib and Diane returned to Saskatoon. Gib retired in October 2005, enjoying his newfound freedom and taking the time to enjoy his family and pursue his passions and interests. Gib passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on Sunday, November 4, 2007 surrounded by the love of his family. Left to celebrate Gib's life and cherish his memory is his loving wife of 43 years, Diane; his daughters, Peggy (Jason) Ratcliffe of Sylvania, Penny (Mike Etherington) of Calgary, Vicki of Lethbridge; his grandchildren, Brody, Jory, Trey and Avary Ratcliffe; his sister, Maureen (Len) Bustin of Prince George, BC; brother-in-law, Art Heesaker of Winnipeg, MB; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Ben) Neighbour of Justice, MB and Lynne (Doug) Carvey of Abbotsford, BC; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his many union brothers and sisters; and countless friends. Gib was predeceased by his parents, Vic and Venice Todd; his sister, Ila Heesaker; and his brother, Joseph in infancy.
- Helen (nee Prange) 1915 - 2006. Helen passed away on 27 March, 2006, after suffering a stroke. She was born near Lanigan, SK and came to Calgary in 1953. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph; bowling buddy and companion, Jim Parker; and siblings, Leonard, Arthur, Elsie, Alvin and Ada. She is survived by her brother Elmer, and many nieces and nephews. A talented ball player in her youth, she and Ralph enjoyed camping and were avid hunters. In her later years she took up bowling, playing in many leagues. While living in Shalem Court she loved a good game of shuffleboard and cribbage. She was a long-time member of Good Companions. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church (4211 Richmond Road S.W.) on Friday, 31 March, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Many thanks to the caregivers of Extendicare Cedars Villa for their care and compassion, and to the staff on Unit 111 at the Foothills Hospital for their kind and professional care during Helen's stay.
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- Elmer passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Royal University Hospital at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son, Dale (Penny); daughters Dawn (Bryan) Haugen and Carol (Andy) Hellquist; granddaughters, Melissa (Clint) Wiese, Brooke Haugen, Chelsea Haugen (Justin Boychuk), Ashley and Sarah Hellquist; great grandsons, Jayden and Kyler Wiese; brothers, Clayton and Loyd (Elizabeth) and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Charlotte Ullrich and brother, Wilfred. He was born and raised in Lanigan, SK and this is also where he met and married Dorothy Lemke before they moved to Saskatoon. In 1957 Elmer joined the Saskatoon Police Service from which he retired as a Superintendent in 1990. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed carpentry and curling. He was also involved with the Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums. His family was very special to him and he will be sadly missed and remembered forever. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 627 Taylor St E, Saskatoon with Pastor Mark Dressler officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Richard "Dick" William Harry Usher, 96 years, of Lanigan died peacefully at Lanigan Union Hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 surrounded by his family. Dick was born on March 11, 1918 in Lewisham, England to Harry James Usher and Mary (Nan) Ann (nee Llang) Usher. Dick won many scholarships at school and after attending the University College London became a scientist and trained as a teacher which he remained at heart. He was a brilliant mathematician and all his children have experienced his love of teaching. In 1941 he joined the RAF and flew night fighters and night intruder missions in Beaufighters and Mosquitos including cover for D-Day as part of a special group. Although a pilot he was assigned the job of navigator due to his phenomenal skills in maths and flew many dangerous and challenging missions eventually becoming an "Archangel Navigator". He married Kathleen O’Mara in 1941 in London, England and after creating a family of 5 children together she died in 1983. During their life together and after the war Dick first became a Navigational Instructor and Inspector training crews for planes and mapping the routes for commercial flights across the world. He worked for the UN in Indonesia initiating their airline system and then returned with his family to UK where he became operations manager for Heathrow and Manchester Airports before continuing his international career. What an incredible man but also a wonderful father passionate about making the world a better place being zealous in both his political views and interest in environmental conservation. In 1996 Dick married Susanne Rossen and had the incredible experience of being yet again a loving husband and father to her four children. Together they made a very happy family and together they adopted and also gave a loving home to Drew and Christopher. This man had a phenomenal presence, patient, caring and always committed to the welfare and love of his families. He was a unique, incredibly intelligent man who accepted everyone with open arms especially the less fortunate. He loved being surrounded by family and animals and the more people around him the happier he was. He remained committed to his vision of a better world and continued to work on alternative fuels and environmental issues up until his death. A vibrant larger than life individual who gave so much of himself to those around him and one that will remain our hearts for ever. Dick will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 25 years, Susanne Rossen of Lanigan and their family; Drew Rossen and Chris Rossen both of Lanigan, Niels and his wife Lisa Rossen and their children Vaughn, Vienna and Brooke all of Calgary, AB; Matthias Rossen and his children Carmella and Thianna of Lanigan; Elvin “Mark” and his wife Debra Rossen and children Katlynn and Joss of Kamloops; Naomi and her husband Hartley Boles and children Alianna and Tristan all of Estevan; Dick was predeceased by his parents,Harry James and Mary (Nan) Ann Usher (formally Laing), son Jonathan Usher, son-in-law Harvey, brother Ron and his wife Jean Usher and his first wife Kathleen Usher of 44 years. Dick will also be missed and lovingly remembered by his children and their families: Anne Usher of Buenos Aires, Argentina and her children Timothy and Anton and Kythe Ranson; Steven and his wife Sue Usher and their children Natalie and Richard Usher all of Great Britain; Martin and his wife Marilyn Usher of Thousand Oaks, California and their son Robert and Alice and her husband Tyler Barnett of Texas and Maggie Usher-Patel and her daughter Jessica both of Great Britain; and daughter-in-law Maria Guadalupe Usher and her son Christopher both of Great Britain. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Humboldt.
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- Reverend Dr. Reid E. peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, ON on Monday, March 12, 2001 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy J. (Harlow) Vipond for almost 62 years. Dearest Dad of Mary (Bill Butler, Montreal), Fran (Don Menard, London), Doug (Jane Bowden, Fredericton) and Rob (Gina Feldberg, Toronto). Loving grandfather of Peter and Catherine Butler, David (Catherine) and Beth (Roger) Menard, Nick and Sam Vipond. Great-grandfather of Damien. Son of the late Emerson and Susannah Vipond. Will be dearly missed by his sister, Annie Irvine and sister-in-law, Edythe Vipond, both of Listowel and Dorothy's siblings, Reverend Clifford and Isabel Plant (Stratford) and Ruth Eagles (Markdale) and sister-in-law, Ev Harlow (Stratford). Wonderful uncle and cousin to many in a large extended family. Predeceased by his sisters Mary and Margaret, his brother Jack, Dorothy's brother Don, and brothers-in-law Leslie Wightman, John Irvine and Walter Eagles. Dr. Vipond had been a proud minister of the United Church of Canada since his graduation from Queen's Theological College and ordination in 1939. After serving pastorates in Lanigan SK, Trowbridge ON, Amherstburg ON and Winnipeg MB, he assumed the Senior Ministry at Metropolitan, Edmonton AB (1949-59); Lakeview, Regina SK (1959-63); and Westminster, Winnipeg MB (1963-79). In his retirement, he served at St. John's, Winnipeg MB (1980-81) and Metropolitan, London ON (1981-89). Blessed with a keen intellect, an immense love of people, and a prodigious memory, Dr. Vipond became a very special minister and friend to many across the country. A memorial service in celebration of Reid's life will be held at First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queen's Avenue at Waterloo Street, London on Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment of ashes at Donegal Cemetery, Perth County ON at a later date.
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- Elton Howard. It is with sorrow that the family announces the death of Elton Howard Waldal of Lanigan, which occurred on September 10, 1999 at the Lanigan hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was 72 years of age. Elton was born on April 15, 1927 near Lake Alma, SK where he attended school. He spent his early years farming in the Lake Alma area. On August 9, 1952, Elton married Ione Grosenick. They lived briefly in Regina prior to moving to Colgate in 1953 where he was the school janitor and a bus driver. In 1966 the family moved to Esterhazy where Elton worked on the construction of the potash mine. The family moved to Lanigan in 1969 where he began his career at PCS, Lanigan Division which lasted until his retirement from the position of mill maintenance supervisor in 1992. He then took on a number of different jobs as Elton was "a jack of all trades." Elton coached baseball, hockey and the family slowpitch team. He spent many enjoyable hours in his gardens and in his shop. He enjoyed playing cards, especially smear. He thrived on keeping busy and hated his illness for robbing him of his ability to do so. Elton was honest, direct and worked efficiently and quickly. His sense of humour was maintained until the end. Elton is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ione (nee Grosenick) Waldal, eight children, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild: Sandy (Randy) Ewert and family, Geoff, Jodie and her daughter Taylor, and James all of Saskatoon; Barb (Dale) Tait and their family Rebecca, Victoria and Elizabeth, all of Regina; Wayne (Charlene) Waldal and their family Stacey, Jennifer and Samantha, all of Calgary; Pam Schmidt (Bill Nikolaisen) and her family Melanie and Kent Schmidt, all of Saskatoon; Shelley (Neil) Ewen and their family Erin, Kari, Jesse and Danny all of Drake; Rodney Waldal of Lanigan; Odin (Tammy) Waldal of Calgary and Barry (Susan) Waldal of Lanigan; seven sisters and four brothers: Sylvia (Bud) Bloor of Weyburn; Estelle (Mel) Johnson of Saskatoon; Thorine (Orville) Olson of Estevan; Thor (Florence) Waldal of Lanigan; Ione (Roy) Wanner of Brooks, AB; Ken Waldal Saskatoon; Inis (Art) Marcotte of Torquay; Casper (Loret) Waldal of Regina; Wally (Marcella) Waldal of Calgary; Mavis Schnell and Janice Petterson both of Airdrie, AB; one sister-in-law Wilda Waldal of Calgary; mother-in-law Myrtle Grosenick of Radville; brothers-in-law Gordon Grosenick of Beaubier, SK; Eldon (Yvonne) Grosenick of Regina; sister-in-law Joan (Dennis) Thue of Radville and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his father Olaf Waldal; his mother Anna (nee Vaksdal) Waldal; three brothers: Joyce, Owen and Mervin Waldal; a sister (in infancy) and his father-in-law Lawrence Grosenick. The funeral service was held for Elton from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanigan, on Tuesday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Rick Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were sons-in-law: Dale Tait, Neil Ewen and Randy Ewert and grandsons: James Ewert, Kent Schmidt and Geoffrey Ewert and "all those who shared in Elton's life." Interment followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
- Mary Agnes (nee Lake), born April 19, 1905 died February 12, 2003. We are comforted to announce that on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, Mary Agnes Warner was welcomed home into the presence of her Lord at the age of 97 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Rev. Anna and Rev. Walter Lake; her husband, Cyril; three brothers, Ralph and Arthur Larmour and Wilford Lake; two sisters, Vera Richards and Ruth Turbay ; one daughter-in-law, Orchid Warner and one granddaughter in infancy. Mary is survived by two sons, the eldest being Willis (Janet) Warner of Regina, SK and their three children, Garry (Carolynne) Warner of Regina, SK and their children: Krystalynne, Theresa and Naomi; Daryl (Brenda) Warner of Regina, SK and their sons; Christopher (Jody Wilson) and their two daughters, Serayla and Kaylee; and Justin; Charlene (Rejean) Richard of Moncton, NB and their daughters: Chantal and Rachelle; the youngest son Dale (Leona) Warner of Regina, SK and their three children, Lynette Christie and her children Marina, Sharilyn and Jared; and Harley; and Blaine (Michelle) Warner of Saskatoon, SK; one sister-in-law Anna Gertrude Ingham of Yorkton, SK; one sister-in-law, Olive Lake of Calgary, AB and one brother-in-law, Andrew Turbay of Vancouver, B.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born in the Ottawa area and as a teenager moved with her family to Lanigan, SK. There she married Cyril Warner in 1929, after which they made their home and raised their family in Saskatoon. They were active members in the Nazarene and Free Methodist churches. After retirement they lived in Vancouver, Yorkton and returned to Saskatoon. The Warner home was always a second home to many young people where there was always singing, fun, laughter and food. Mary played the piano as well as sang in trios with her sisters, Ruth and Gertrude at many church-related functions. In later life, she moved to Regina, to be close to her family. She always enjoyed gatherings with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Steve Lougheed officiating. Interment will take place at Saskatoon Woodlawn Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the 3rd floor staff of Santa Maria Nursing Home.
- Mervyn (February 24, 1930 - April 17, 2010). Merv passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Saskatoon, Sask. Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife, Jean (Clunie) of 55 1/2 years; brother, Earl (Pat) Warner; sister, Edna Doell; sister-in-law, Nellie Burgess; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Mae Warner; brother, Les and his wife Irene; sister, Dorothy Fettes and her husband, Harvey; sister, Evelyn Brown; brothers-in-law, Jim Byers, Mac Brown, Walter Doell, and Roy Burgess. Mervyn was born on the family farm in the Lanigan District and moved to Watson, SK. when he was 11 years old. Growing up in Watson was fun for Merv. He enjoyed school and the activities that went with it. He played hockey, he curled, he enjoyed playing pool, and never missed a dance. The friendships from those high school years lasted a life time. Upon completion of high school, Merv began working for his brother-in-law Jim Byers at the Imperial Oil Bulk Station. He later became a full partner in the firm. This partnership lasted eight years. During this time, the Imperial Oil Service Station was purchased and operated under the name B. & W. Esso Service Station. In 1962, Merv bought out Jim and continued to operate both the Imperial Oil Bulk and the Esso Service Station for 14 years. He resigned from Imperial Oil Bulk in 1973 but continued to operate the Esso Service Station under the name of Merv Warner Enterprises for 17 years. During this time, a restaurant was added to the service station and Merv was an associate Ford dealer. This business was sold in July, 1978. Meanwhile, however, Merv managed to do many other things. The promotion of Watson and the welfare of this town were Merv's passions. He worked diligently for the betterment of the community. He served 18 years on the Watson Fire Brigade, 12 years as Fire Chief. He was the first president of the present Golf Club. Merv played hockey in the earlier years and refereed for the North Central Hockey League for 15 years. He was a charter member of the Watson Lions Club (the first president) and remained a member of the Lions for the rest of his life. He served as President of the Watson Curling Club, the Senior Hockey Club, and the Local School Board. He was an associate member of the Legion. He was Chairman of the Watson Union Hospital Board and the Chairman of the Quill Plains Lodge. Besides all this, he served 31 1/2 years on the Watson Town Council, 11 1/2 years as Mayor. After the sale of the Esso Service Station, Merv attended SIAST in Saskatoon. He attended a summer session law class at the University of Warwick in England. Merv and Jean traveled extensively and spent many months in Arizona and California. The lure of Watson and of business involvement was not to be denied. On February 3, 1982, Merv, with four partners, opened the Watson Motor Inn. He managed this for 21 years. Due to health concerns, it was necessary for Merv to retire to Saskatoon to be close to his doctors and hospital services. In the city, in spite of his poor health, he tried to contribute to the betterment of this community. He attended the Lions meetings and took part in their projects; he supported the Nutana Legion as best he could and he was the auditor for St. Paul's United Church for three years. Mervyn Warner accomplished much, but his greatest contributions were made through his kindness and generosity. He had the rare gifts of understanding and compassion. People came to Merv when they needed help in any way. These acts of kindness were done in private, with never a word said about them. May he rest in peace. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East, Saskatoon, SK. Interment will take place in the Watson Cemetery, Watson, SK.
- Melanie Mary (nee Paproski) passed away at Royal University Hospital on Monday, July 19, 2004. Melanie was born on August 23, 1951 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. She moved to Saskatoon where she attended St. Michael's, Sion Academy and ED Feehan Collegiate. Melanie had a lifelong love of learning. She obtained a Library Technology Diploma, a Business Administration Certificate, Certificate in Adult Continuing Education; and most recently was employed by U of S College of Pharmacy, Continuing Education. She retired in January 2003 to spend time in Costa Rica. Among other activities, Melanie loved playing softball and more recently golf and tennis, she was artistic and creative, enjoyed drawing, painting, sewing, gardening. Melanie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Don; sons, Terry, Chad, Ryan and Daniel; brothers, Curtis (Carol Jean) Paproski, Dennis (Margaret) Paproski; sisters, Judy (Wes) Leikam and Tracy (Ted) Mortenson. She was predeceased by her father, Bennie Paproski in 1973; sister, Nancy Dutton in 1988; and her mother, Emma Paproski in 2003. Melanie will be greatly missed by family and friends. She will be remembered by the tremendous amount of love she gave to everything and everyone in her life. Very important to Melanie were her relationships with family and friends, always giving 100% towards them. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. A Memorial gathering to celebrate Melanie's life will be held at the Masonic Temple, 1021 Saskatchewan Crescent West, Saskatoon, SK on Friday, July 23, 2004 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cremation.
- Murray Douglas. July 11, 1956 - December 25, 2007. Murray passed away suddenly December 25, 2007 at his home in Lanigan, SK. He is survived by his two sons, Dustin and Trayton of Battleford, SK; three brothers, Robert (Helen) of Prince George, BC, Garry (Pat) of Prince George, BC, Gilbert (Diane) of Lanigan, SK; nephews, Robert, daughters, Stephanie, Brittenney and Melyssa of Prince George, BC; Jim (wife, Rollie) son, Christian (Brandon and Austin) of Prince George, BC; nieces, Tammy (Dean) Chapman and son, Kurtis of Airdrie, AB; Kim Watson of Fairview, AB; special friend, Kathy L'Heureux of Turtleford, SK. Murray was predeceased by his parents, Robert in 1983 and Edith in 1986. Cremation arrangements in care of Schuler Lefebvre Funeral Chapel of Humboldt, SK. Family graveside service to be in Spring. Thank You We the family of Murray Watson wish to express our sincere thanks to all friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers for the donations, cards, phone calls, food, flowers and support you have given us during this difficult time. Thank you to Lanigan RCMP, Ambulance Services of Lanigan, Merry Mixers of Lanigan for their lovely lunch and use of the hall. A big thank you to Jim Dale and Edith Klassen for preparing and delivering the Memorial Service, Schuler Lefebvre Funeral Chapel of Humboldt, SK. Sons: Dustin and Trayton Robert, Gilbert and Garry and Families
- Ivy Ida (nee Booker). The passing of Mrs. Ivy Ida Whyte (nee Booker) age 88 years of Lanigan, Sk. occurred at the Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan, Sk. on Friday, May 5th, 2006. Ivy is survived by a sister, Vina Sepke of Allan SK, brother; Ivan (Grace) Booker, of Meadow Lake SK, nieces & nephews; Douglas (Kathy) Sepke of Allan SK, Darlene (Lance) Gunther of Lanigan SK, Ellen (Murray) Rettger of Coleville SK, Joyce (Craig) Trulsrud of Saskatoon SK, Lenard (Pam) Sepke of Saskatoon SK, Glen (Lynn) Booker of Prince Albert SK, and Garth (Leslie) Booker of Fort McMurray AB. Ivy was born on July 14th, 1917 to Charles and Ida Booker in the RM of Lost River (about 10 miles south of Bradwell, SK.) She grew up on the farm with a younger sister and brother. Ivy's working career was as a clerk in Regina at Peppers Drugstore and later at Northgate Woolco. She married Bob Whyte on June 11th, 1977 and moved to Shellmouth, MB, where she ran the post office from their home. Bob died on November 15th, 1989. Ivy moved soon after to Langenburg, SK where she lived until moving to Lanigan in June 2002. Ivy then moved into the Lanigan Care Home, June 14th, 2004. She was a great seamstress, and made at least one quilt for each of her nieces and nephews. One of her great loves was "Tammy" her pet poodle that Bob gave to her. Ivy had Tammy for 12 years and still misses her. She really loves "Charlie" the dog that makes Lanigan Care Home his second home. The Funeral Service will take place from Hillcrest Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Last Supper Garden, Hillcrest Cemetery.
- Thomas. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Tom on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Tom was born on May 28, 1917, near Lanigan, SK. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary; brother, Jack in World War II and loving wife Phyllis (nee Williamson) of 45 years, in 1997. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Calvin; daughters, Marlene (Murray) Schmidt and Sharon (Larry) Kaminski; four grandchildren, Andrea, Lyndon, Charlie, Luke; brothers, Brian (Betty), Bob (Maxine), sister, Anne; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Gerda Williamson and long-time friend, Ruth. The highlight of Tomís life was when he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour at the age of 23 years. In his words, "His feet had never felt lighter." That same year (1940), he enlisted in the RCAF and served as a flight engineer air-gunner with postings in England, Scotland & lastly with 423 Squadron in Castle Archdale, Ireland until the war ended. Later he attended the Canadian Bible College and was then employed as a maintenance engineer with the Regina Public School Board for twenty-eight years. Tom will always be remembered for his quick sense of humour, love of telling stories, hospitality, his love and concern for his family and last but not least for his passion to boldly share the message of the gospel that had changed his life, with anyone who would listen. The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff from 3-5 at the Wascana Veteranís unit for their excellent care of Tom during his stay there. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Regina Memorial Gardens. Memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Heritage Alliance Church, 3575 Hillsdale St. with Rev. Cory Steinson officiating.
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