Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- John Francis (December 27, 1944 - June 10, 2011). John passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Daren; Deanna (Curtis) Thibault; and Darlene (Rob) Passmore; grandchildren, Steven, Tia, Jaden, Logan, Davin, Tyler, and Kelsey; sisters, Mary (John) Dorsch, Lucille Dorsch and Linda (Ralph) Godlen; brothers, Jerome (Leona) and James (Iona); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, Cecilia (nee Schick) and Joseph Alberding and brother-in-law Nick Dorsch. Vigil for John will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 15, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday June 16th, at 10:30 a.m. Both services held at St. Mary's Parish, 41 Shannon St., Lanigan, SK. with Father Paul Proposki as the celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lestock, SK.
- Fenton Blair was called home by the Creator on April 10, 2014 at the age of 32. A traditional Wake will be held in the Band Hall of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 4:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 20 at 11:00 am in the same location.
- Cecilia 'Cis" Nisbet (nee Newton), Wishart, Sask. It is with fond memories and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Cecilia Nisbet Allen (Newton), on January 26th, 2010 at the Wynyard Hospital. Cis was born in Paisley, Scotland February 9th, 1920 and passed away just 14 days prior to her 90th birthday. As a young child, she and her family moved to Canada. Lestock, Sask. became her new home where she grew up, took her schooling and made many special life long friends. Lestock was where she met Claude Allen, her husband of 42 years. Cis and Claude were married January 8th, 1943 and moved to the farm at Wishart. It was there that they raised two daughters. At the time of her passing Cis was still residing on the farm at Wishart. "There is no place like home", and Cis was happiest there where she was close to her family. Cis was predeceased by her husband, Claude Allen, parents, Mary and Harry Newton, brother, Hugh Newton, sister, Edith Phillip, nephew, Bruce Bains, mother-in-law, Margaret Allen, father-in-law, Glen Allen, sister-in-law, Phemie Allen, and brothers-in-law, Bob Allen and Gordon Allen. Left to cherish her memory and mourn her passing are her two daughters Margaret (Henry) Keyowski, Claudia Stachiw, her only grandson, Rory Stachiw, her constant companion, caregiver and best friend Pepsi, sister, Florence Bains, sister-in-law, Lavona Allen, brother-in-law, Don Phillip, four nieces and four nephews. We would like to thank the Lestock Ambulance, Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Wynyard Hospital, for the kind care and support given to Mom and us during her last weeks. In keeping with Mom's wishes, a grave side service will be held at a later date (to be announced), when the days are warmer, brighter and longer.
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- Anna M. (nee Mate). On Wednesday, July 29, 1998 Anna Bartok passed away peacefully at the Cupar & District Nursing Home (Shalom), at the age of 89 years. Anna is predeceased by her loving husband Louis; her parents, Steve and Katie (nee Paragi); sisters: Mary, Rose, Theresa, Kate and Elizabeth; and brother Steve. She is survived by her loving children Steve (Veronica) Bartok, Anne (Peter) Reiss and Louis (Darryle) Bartok; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister Margaret Gyore; and one brother Joe (Alice) Mate; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Anna's family would like to thank all those helping hands at Shalom who lovingly cared for her with unlimited patience, dignity and respect. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 1, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Patrick's R. C. Church, Cupar, Sk. with Rev. Robert MacKenzie, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Prayers will be said Friday, July 31, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in St. Patrick's R. C. Church.
- Louis John. September 19, 1987 Louis John Bartok, late of Lestock, passed away at the age of 83 years. Mr. Bartok was predeaceased by his parents, Joe and Maria (nee Metnoski) and a sister Mary; and leaves to mourn his wife, Anna; two sons: Steve (Veronica) and Louis (Darryle), both of Dysart; and a daughter, Anne (Peter) Reiss, of Cupar; also surviving are ten grandchildren: Nick, Steve, Joe, Veronica, Maria, and Erdin Bartok and Patricia, Debbie and Michelle Reiss; and two brothers: Ben and Joe of Welland, Ontario. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1987 at 10:00 a.m. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R. C. Church, Lestock, with Rev. M. Doll and Rev. E. McGrath, Concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, south of Lestock. Prayers will be held on Monday, September 21, 1987 at 8:00 p.m. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R. C. Church.
- Evelyn Rose, born in Lestock, SK on April 15, 1943, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Regina, SK on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by her two children, Debbie and Dwayne; granddaughter Brandy Lee; lifelong companion Albert; grandmother Virginine; and father Gilbert. Evelyn is survived by her loving children, Wayne Pelletier, Barb Wilton, Brenda Pelletier, Shelley Wilton, Michelle Wilton, Cheryl Eashappie and Donny Wilton; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by mother Matilda Pelletier, as well as four brothers, four sisters and numerous extended family. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 3125-13th Avenue, Regina on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon to follow at the Victoria Club, 1300 Victoria Avenue, Regina at 1:00 p.m.
- Bill. The death of Mr. Bill Beres, aged 86 years, of Watrous and formerly Lestock, Sask. occurred peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Public Visitation and Prayers will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, Sask. on Monday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in Mary Queen of All Hearts Roman Catholic Church, Lestock, Sask. on Tuesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Lestock Cemetery to follow.
- George. On Sunday, January 26, 2003, George Bigsky, late of Lestock, Sask., passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his wife Louisa; his brothers: Jim and Mike; sister Martha; and grandson Emery; George is survived by his daughter Catherine and her children: Clayton (Carol), Arnold (Pam), Sylvia (Derek), Joseph, Elizabeth (Melvin) and Maureen (Ryan); son Alfred (Annie) and his children: Kevin (Celesta), Steven and Cecil; and son Kenneth and his children: Sirinna (Shane), Kenneth Jr. (Jessica), Shaynne (Shelley), Jolynn, Brandy and Yvonne. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, Sask. Interment will follow in the Muskowekwan Cemetery. A Wake will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 from 1:00 P.M. in the Muskowekwan Band Hall.
- Mary Barbara (nee Czarnecki). On March 12, 2016, Mrs. Mary Bonyai of Regina, formerly of Lestock passed away at the age of 75 years. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Donna (Gord) Fleming, Denice (Blair) Frank, Karen (Don) Boechler and Kelly (Greg) Buzash; grandchildren Corey, Maegan (Andy), Tamara (Kevin), Jenna (Chris), Leah (Devin), Alyssa (Kyle), Brett, Brooke, Alex, Tysen, Shawn (Jacquie), Robyn and Chris (Krista); great-grandchildren Braeya, Callie, Ivy, Jett, Hudson and Addison; siblings Christina (Ed), Ted (Audrey), and John (Brenda); sister-in-law Thelma. She was predeceased by husband John; parents Minnie and Walter Czarnecki; infant daughter Tanya; brother Edward; and sister Jeannie. The family wishes to thank the staff at unit 3D at the Pasqua Hospital for their special care of Mary during her time there. A fueral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Burial will take place at St. Elizabeth Church Cemetery, near Lestock, SK. at approximately 2:30 p.m.
- Julia Grace (nee Butler) March 23, 1933 – December 26, 2014. With heavy hearts we share the sudden passing of our dearest mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Julia Grace Brandt (Butler). Grace came into this world March 23, 1933, the 8th of 15 children born to John Frances Butler and Ethel Demyen of Lestock, Sask. Grace left home at 17 and married George Brandt on April 17, 1950. They moved to Gibbs, Sask. where they worked hard farming and raising their family. They eventually moved to Lumsden after 40 years of farming where they retired to enjoy more time with their grandchildren. Grace was an active member of the Lumsden community often sharing her energy to help others with a big hug, a prayer, a quilt or one of her delicious meals. There was always room for one more around the kitchen table. Grace is predeceased by her husband, George, her granddaughter, Tammy and her daughter, Dolores, eight sisters and three brothers. Grace leaves to cherish her memory her children, Carole (Clifford) Styles, Lois (Bill) Gardner, and Jeffrey (Cindy) Brandt; her sisters Mae LaFayette and Violet Greenstein and her brother Thomas (Yvonne) Butler; grandchildren Cheryl (Jeff) Bloudoff, Eddie (Amy) Styles, Brett Styles, Megan Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Julie Harvey; great grandchildren Jason, Brandt, Brody, Nicholas, Sarah, and Matthew; as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family. Grace had tremendous faith in the Lord and has found her peace. "He has set me free". The Celebration of Grace's Life will be on December 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Centennial Hall in Lumsden, lunch to follow.
- John 'Jack' W. 1917 - 2010. It is with sadness the family of Jack Briggs announce his death occurred on Monday, January 25, 2010 at Circle Drive Care Home at the age of 93. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Lillian; daughter, Beverly (Gerald Parent); son, Brian (Debra) and grandsons, Shawn, Kent (Mandi) and great grandchild, Alana, grandson, Kevin; and son, Warren (Pat). He is also survived by his brother, Reg (Pat). Jack was predeceased by his mother and father; his brothers, Tom and Dick (Jean); and sister, Mary (Wilf). Jack was born January 23, 1917 at Lestock, SK. He married Lillian Berg in 1940. He bought grain for Sask. Wheat Pool for 40 years, with Grasswood being home for 34 years in which time Jack established Briggs Insurance. He was a sales rep for Investors Syndicate and Saskatoon Real Estate. Community activities included the United Farmers, Co-Op Association, Grasswood Grain Club, Beaver Creek Picnic, Ball Club, Curling Club, SK Rifle Team, local band, billiards and golf. Special thanks to the Alliance Special Care Staff for their care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alliance Care Home or Faith Lutheran Church. The memorial service will be held Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.
- Victoria (nee Lazar) October 28, 1919 - September 7, 2006. The family wishes to announce that Victoria Broughton has passed away at the age of 86. She is loved and remembered by son, Neil Broughton and his children, Jeremy (Danielle), Camille (Cameron Fraser); daughter, Elaine Broughton and her son, Regan Bartko; son, Bernie (Zoria) Broughton and their children, Danielle, Zachary and Luke; three great grandchildren, Jordon, Emma and Nathan; sister, Frances (Doug) Perron; brothers, Lou (Elma) Lazar; Les Lazar; Paul (Sylvia) Lazar; and Richard (Joyce) Lazar; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Victoria was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; parents, Joseph and Margaret; siblings, Frank, Margaret, Judy, Joe, John, Terry and Rose. Victoria was born and raised in Lestock where she lived until 1997, when she moved to Saskatoon. All her life she was very active within the community, both in Lestock and in Ilarion Residence in Saskatoon. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 15th, at 2:00 p.m. from Mayfair United Church.
- Beatrice Theresa (June 12, 1944 – June 28, 2014). Beatrice was called home by the Creator June 28, 2014 at the age of 70. A traditional Wake will be held in the Lestock town hall, Sask., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 3, at 2:00 pm in the same location. Interment in Muskowekwan First Nation cemetery.
- Rose (nee Kish), born July 2, 1912, passed away September 23, 2006 at the Cupar Shalom Nursing Home. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Steve, September 29, 1985; parents, Louis and Rose Kish; brothers, Steve and Louis; sisters, Margaret Young and Sister Columba (Anne Kish); sister-in-law, Bernice Kish; sons-in-law, Herman Schultz and Joe Bentz. She is survived by sons, Joe (Margaret), Steve (Maria), George (Dorothy), Frank (Shirley); daughters, Mary Bentz, Anne Eggleston, Yolanda Schultz, Elizabeth (Garry) Macza; brothers, George (Sophie), John and Joe (Rita) Kish; brother-in-law, Mel Young; sister, Elizabeth Kish; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Rose and Steve farmed in the Lestock district until retiring into the village of Lestock where she lived until moving to Shalom. Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27 at Mary Queen of All Hearts Church, Lestock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of All Hearts Catholic Church in Lestock, SK with Rev. Wojtkowiak Wojciech OMI Celebrant. Interment to follow in Lestock Cemetery. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Shalom for the wonderful care Mom received during her stay.
- Peter, born June 14, 1922 on a farm near Mozart, SK passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 in Raymore, SK. On November 12, 1944, he married Jennie Wowchuk and together with their three children, they moved to a farm in the Lestock area where Peter farmed, cleared land and for 10 years drove a school bus. He lived on the farm until he retired and moved to Lestock in 1982. The saddest moments in Peter's life was when his daughter Diania passed away on March 23, 2002 and his beloved wife Jennie, of 59 years on January 3, 2004. Peter took great pleasure in putting up Christmas lights and decorating his house in Lestock. Numerous times he won 1st place for having the best decorated house in town. Peter also loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders. While he was able to drive, Peter took great pleasure in the daily routine of going to pick up his mail, going to the Co-op and the Credit Union. This was all about visiting for him. After moving to Silver Heights Nursing Home, he missed his home and his longtime friend Boo, his Jack Russel Terrier. Peter is survived by his daughter Eileen (Elmont) Battyanie; son Len (Jan Hagerty); son-in-law Andy Molnar as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK. Thank you to Silver Heights for their attentive care over the last three years.
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- Henry 'Hank' Marius Cariou passed away peacefully April 11, 2007 after a brave battle with cancer. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ernastine (Erna) Anne Cariou (nee Kattler), on March 4th, 1990. Hank was born May 17th, 1925 near Lestock, Sask. He was one of 15 children born to Julien and Clemence Cariou and had many stories (or tall tales) to tell about growing up on a farm in such a large family. As a young man just 18 years old Hank volunteered for military service in January, 1944. He served proudly in the Royal Canadian Navy until December, 1945. Hank and Erna were married in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 24th, 1950 and moved to Saskatoon not long afterward. In 1952, as a Journey man Refigeration Mechanic, Hank was one of three founders of Polar Refrigeration Services Ltd, where he worked for many years to make the business a success. He sold his interest in the business in the early 70's to take a position at the University of Saskatchewan working on everything from specialized lab equipment to ice rinks until his retirement. When Polar Refrigeration celebrated the business's fiftieth anniversary, Hank was very pleased to be included. Shortly after founding the company, Hank and Erna started their family and raised six children. Hank made sure everyone knew how proud he was of all his kids and their accomplishments. Hank especially enjoyed time with his family and friends; he loved to play cards and socialize, swap tall tales, and express his opinion on a wide variety of topics. Nature and the outdoors were also a big part of Hank's life. He was always an avid hunter and fisher, and his wife and children became very familiar with the taste of duck, prairie chicken, deer, moose, pickerel and jack fish. He was a conservationist long before wildlife conservation became popular, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the World Wildlife Federation for many years. Hank was committed to the Christian ideal of helping others less fortunate than himself. After retirement, he stepped up his volunteer work and worked with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross (later Canadian Blood Services). As a member of the St. Philip Neri Church parish, Hank especially enjoyed his volunteer work with their refugee program and was an active member of the Father O'Leary Council of the Knights of Columbus. He always gave freely and generously of his time and there was never a need to ask Hank to lend a hand he was there whether it was to help a neighbour, volunteer for community service, or otherwise make the world a better place to live. Surviving are his sons, Brad of Calgary (wife Sandra and granddaughter Lucy), Dean of Vancouver (granddaughters Francis and Claire), and Darryl of Calgary (partner Lisa Robinson); daughters, Gail Cariou (husband Jim Hay) of Ottawa and granddaughter, Elizabeth Hay, Patricia Metcalfe of Shilton Downs Farm, U.K. (husband Harrison) and grandchildren, Charles and Isabelle Metcalfe, and Denise Cariou of Peter's Green, U.K. (husband Anthony Martin) and grandchildren, Oliver, Helena, and Miles Martin. He also leaves brothers, Jack (wife Daphne), Leo (wife Peggy), Charles (wife Ellie), Mark (wife Noreen), and Vic; and sisters, Anita Betker, Marcia Mills (husband Bob), Ginger Clancy (husband Erv), and Marcy Cariou, Inga Cariou and Melba Cariou. The family would like to thank Dr. Larson and the nurses in the palliative care unit at Saskatoon City Hospital, the care givers from Nightingale Services, and staff from Riverside Terrace. The family is especially grateful for the care, compassion and support from Ethna Martin and Debora Bauche, the St. Philip's Parish nurses. A Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 16. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. both services at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Parish, 1904 Munroe Avenue.
- Barry Choat of the Lestock district died on December 25, 2015 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 51 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, William and Helen and his sister, Lorraine. Barry leaves to cherish his memory his three children, Alexandra, McKayla and Faith; a sister Myrna Kosloski of Regina; two brothers, Darrell of Regina and Darcy (Brenda) of Ituna; two nieces, Cara and Shayla, two nephews, Brayden and Brandon; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Interment will follow in the Lestock Town Cemetery.
- William Choat, husband of the late Mrs. Helen Choat of the Lestock district, formerly of the Kellross district died on December 17, 2012 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 80 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, James and Adeline, his wife, Helen and his daughter, Lorraine. William leaves to cherish his memory his four children: daughter, Myrna Kosloski of Regina; three sons, Darrell of Regina, Barry of Lestock and Darcy (Brenda) of Ituna; four grandchildren, Cara, Shayla, Brayden and Brandon; two sisters Hanna (Ed) Bazlik and Mabel (Victor) Reiss; one brother, Ernie (Dianne) Choat. A prayer service will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher under the direction of the United Church of Canada. Interment will follow in the Lestock Town Cemetery.
- Alex, born December 20, 1937, passed away with his family near his side on August 23, 2008, in Lestock, SK. Alex is predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Chubak; his brother John Chubak; brother-in-law Bill Moyer; father-in-law Alex Battyanie. Alex is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda and his four sons Dallas (Betty), Dale (Mae), Dorey (Michele)and Davan (Cheryl); grandchildren Shayane and Breanna; mother-in-law Julia Battyanie; sisters-in-law Evelyn Chubak & Eileen Moyer; brother-in-law Elmont (Eileen) Battyanie; as well as many friends, nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm in Mary Queen of All Hearts, RC Church, Lestock, SK. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:00 am at Mary Queen of All Hearts, RC Church, Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak officiating. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's RC Cemetery.
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- Kenneth Harold Denomie, Qu"Appelle, SK. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and great grandfather, Kenneth Harold Denomie (Sonny) on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Regina General Hospital. Ken was born in Lestock, Saskatchewan on October 22, 1941. Ken was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Frank Denomie, brothers Lori and Raymond (Corky), children Terry and Leanne Moise. Ken is survived by his loving companion and wife of 32 years, Agnes Sinclair. His sisters, Leona, Bev, Carol, Joanne and one brother Barry. Children, Cheryl, Melissa (Tom), Jennifer (Adrian), Jason (Janine), Tina (Tim), Michelle (Mark), Shantel (Hartley), Amy (Ross), Cree and Kyle (Mary). Including three daughters in Winnipeg and 22 grandchildren. Step children, Ken (Dawn), Brian (Trish), Wendy (Zennon), Kim (Chad), Fern (Rick), Karen (Pat), Amanda (Kyle). Sonny was an avid horseman and had many cowboy friends in the chariot and chuckwagon racing circle and was actively involved in the Qu"Appelle Valley Chuckwagon & Chariot Association as a director, judge and starter. Funeral service will be held Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Qu"Appelle, Sk., 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow at the Town Hall.
- Helen Emma (nee LaPierre) June 30, 1923 - November 19, 2005. Helen, passed away peacefully, at the Parkridge Centre. Helen was born in Lestock, SK. to Gilbert and Corrine LaPierre. Helen is survived by her children, Brad (Joy), Brian (Wanda) and Brenda (Kris); grandchildren, Jeremy, Amber (Jeff), Matthew, Evan and Danielle; five sisters, Theresa Schaffer, Annie Dyck, Verna (Frank) Ellis, Cecile Englund and Bev (Ed) Gjernes; one brother, Edgar LaPierre; one aunt, Mary Fisher; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was predeceased by her parents; granddaughter, Rachelle; sisters, Florence and Eva; and brother, Theodore. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the love and care given to Helen at the Parkridge Centre Northridge II. A very special thank you also to the wonderful volunteers from St Marys' Parish. The Vigil for Helen will be held Thursday, November 24th, at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 25th at 10 a.m. Both services will be held at the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Allan, SK. Rite of Committal will be held at a later date in Lestock, SK.
- Annie (nee Yewsuk) Deschene passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Deschene; She is survived by her loving family; daughters; Sally Deschene Yasinoswski and Joanne Franko (Doug). Grandchildren Brandy Yasinowski (Dion), Bob Yasinowski (Dana), Billie-Jo Battyanie (Curtis), Janessa Franko (Terence), Roxanne Franko and great-grandchildren Camry, Chloe, Tyson and Olivia. She will be missed by other numerous family and friends.The service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the little blue church near Punnichy at 1:00 PM. Lunch to follow at Lestock Hall.
- Delbert James. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Delbert James Desjarlais on Monday, August 23, 2004. He was predeceased by his companion, Sharon Littlecrow; his paternal grandparents, Jean Baptiste (J.B.) Desjarlais and Alice Silverquill Desjarlais; maternal grandparents, Adam and Martha Machiskinic; his wonderful parents, Frank and Virginia Desjarlais; one brother, Henry Desjarlais (Ducky); nieces, Michelle St. Laurent, Alisa Bellerose, Danielle Maheux and her children. He is survived by his brother, Tom Desjarlais, Vancouver, BC; sisters, Lorraine and Sarah of Vancouver, BC, and Lucy (Leo) Stone of Saskatoon; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives as well as a special caring friend Marion Wolfe (Topsy). Mitch's gift of humor stayed with him until the end; his stories and humor brought laughter and joy to all those fortunate to know him. The Wake was held on Thursday, August 26, 2004 and the Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2004, both at the Lestock Town Hall.
- Jean Paul (May 16, 1956 - September 22, 2001). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Paul in Vancouver, BC in his 45th year. Jean Paul was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock, SK and he will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Marceline Desjarlais (Pambrun), sister Margaret Ann Sutherland; grandfathers Lawrence Joseph Desjarlais and John Pambrun; grandmothers Susan Desjarlais, Josephine Pellitier and Vernique Ashum. Jean Paul is survived by father Joseph H. Desjarlais, son Dory Oochoo; daughter Sherlyne Pelletier, sisters Marie (Orval) Haviland, Madeline (Mark) Wolfleg, Vivian (Robert) Bell, Teresa (Ronald) McNab, Barbara (Joseph) McNab, Gloria (Brian) Poorman; brothers Harvey (Laura) Desjarlais, Joey (Brenda) Desjarlais, Roland (Dolly) Desjarlais, Jimmy (Marie) Desjarlais, Chip (Claudia) Desjarlais, Mark (Cindy) Desjarlais; special nephew Christopher (Jessica) Desjarlais; special friend Richard; foster sisters Rena Albert and Marlene Manitopyes; foster brothers Ernie (Brenda) Manitopyes, Julius Manitopyes, Kenny (Keitha) Manitopyes and Leslie Tatquasin, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A Wake will be held at the Lestock Town Hall on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Lestock Town Hall on Friday, September 28, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. with Elder Albert Oochoo and Rev T. B. Roy, officiating. The burial will follow at Muskowekwan Cemetery.
- Arnold. On Sunday, November 16, 2003, Arnold Daniel 'Kujo' ("Kenew" Eagle), passed away peacefully, at the age of 70 years, surrounded by his loving family, and a very special friend by his side, Catherine. Arnold was born on November 14, 1933 on the Muskowekwan Reserve. He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence Desjarlais and Josephine Pelletier. He is survived by his brothers: Joe, John and Peter, also his sisters: Evelyn, Dorothy and Celina; he is also survived by his children Clayton (Carol), Arnold (Pam), Sylvia (Dereck), Joseph, Annie (Mel), Maureen (Ryan); grandchildren Mariah, Angelo, Geno, Royce, Nina, Sarah, and Morgan, also numerous nieces and nephews and many other grandchildren. Arnold was well known and had a great inspiration for his horses. He also was a great inspiration to his friends during the time of ""training and racing"" his pony chuckwagon and chariots. He had also touched the hearts of many friends around him and those who knew him. Arnold was well known and proudly respected for his native and traditional ways of life. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends and also his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We would also like to give special thanks to a very special nephew, Calvin Pelletier, for all the help and prayers he has given him and the support and strength he has given to us. We would also like to give a special thanks to St. Joseph's Hospital, to the nurses, doctors and staff during his stay in the hospital. A two day wake will be held at Evelyn Pelletier's residence on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 commencing at 5:00 PM through to Friday, November 21, 2003 at Noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 21, 2003 at 2:00 PM in Mary Queen of all Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK with Rev. W. Wojtkowiak omi, celebrant with burial to follow at the Muskowekwan First Nation Cemetery.
- John Garfield Devers was born August 28, 1953 in Lestock, Sask. and passed away in Surrey, British Columbia on June 15, 2014, just short of his 61st birthday. He leaves to mourn his wife, Maria; children, Curtis, Lindsey and their mother, Ellen; his parents John and Rosemary Devers; brothers, Max, Dan (Shirley), Austin, Myles (Corrie) and sister Angela (Fred) and their families. John Garfield grew up on the family farm in Lestock, got his education there and headed to Thomson to start his working life. He moved to Winnipeg and started his family and years later, would move to BC, to start all over again. It was here that he met, fell in love with and married his best friend. John Garfield was an accomplished transmission mechanic and his knowledge and expertise was sought after in the Vancouver and Surrey areas, where he made his home. He loved to sail with his boat the "Esperenza", along with his first mate Maria. Although he was not an accomplished star navigator, he never got lost; not to say there were not some prayer moments, but he always returned home. He stood by the motto that there was always more than one way to go somewhere or get things done. There was your way and then there was his way. Somehow, he always ended up where he was supposed to be. A Private Service will be held at a later date for family and close friends in BC.
- Louise Helen (nee Schellenberg), passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2008, at Sharp Coronado Hospital in San Diego, CA, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Louise was born at Lestock, Saskatchewan on March 26, 1944. Her school years were spent in Hanley Saskatchewan and Saskatoon. After school she worked her way up from the lunch counter to accounting clerk at Woolworths Department Store on 8th Street. On one of her many trips to Hawaii with her girlfriends she met a young sailor on the beach, with whom she was to spend the rest of her life. After her marriage Louise worked as an Accounting Technician for Welfare and Recreation while they lived in Hawaii and when they moved to San Diego, CA, but her favourite job of all started shortly before her retirement when she became a Grandma. Louise is survived by her husband of 41 years, Al; her daughters, Laurie of San Diego, CA, Cheryl of Phoenix, AZ and Cheryl's two precious daughters Taylor and Kacey; her brothers, Alvin (Laureen) Schellenberg of Vancouver, BC; Ken Schellenberg (Diane Langford) Sherwood Park, AB; her sisters, Dorothy (Don) Zopf of Saskatoon, SK, and Evelyn Schellenberg of Vancouver, BC, and her sister and brother-inlaw Mary and Junior Mauer of Dundee, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her parents Peter and Helen Schellenberg of Saskatoon, SK, and her in-laws Albert and Irene Dildine, Dundee Ohio. Louise will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends and relatives from across Canada and the United States. A Memorial service was held at Nestor United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA. Internment of ashes will take place on December 22nd at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.
- Annie Edith (nee LaPierre), of Saskatoon, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Vigil of Prayer will be held Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. . Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated by Fr. Kevin McGee on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.. Both services will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 18 33rd St. E. Annie was born and raised in Lestock, SK, the daughter of Gilbert and Corrine LaPierre. She married David Dyck in 1945 who predeceased her in 1990. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Gerry, Terry and Bruce; two grandsons, two granddaughters, five great granddaughters and a great grandson. Annie joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1940 and was discharged in 1942. After marrying David in 1945 she stayed at home to raise her family. She qualified as a Hairdresser in 1963 and worked in nursing homes, as she found great joy working with the elderly. Annie was a long time member of the Maple Leaf Unit 287 (ANAF Vets. #38), the Royal Canadian Legion #362 and the Catholic Women's League. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery
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- Kathleen 'Verna' (nee LaPierre), beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the age of 78 years. She is predeceased by her parents Gilbert and Corinne LaPierre, sisters; Eva, Florence, Helen, Annie, Cecille and brother Theodore. She is survived by her husband Frank, son Barry Elles, daughter Roberta (John) McAleese, son Allen Elles. Her sisters; Theresa Schaffer, Bev Gjernes; brother Edgar LaPierre; six grandchildren; Ryan, Kim, Jennie, Kalee, Seth and Keil as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Lestock Cemetery.
- Lilaine (nee Bellerose) April 25, 1929 - October 18, 2014. Lilaine passed away peacefully on October 18th in her 85th year. Born in Lestock, Sask., Lilaine married Ernest Embree in 1946 in Souris, MB. They had 2 children - Linda Hunt of Souris, MB. and Hal Embree of Vancouver, B.C. Lilaine had a career in photoghaphy. Predeceased by her husband in 1988 and her parents George and Virginae Bellerose in 1985 and 1981, she was one of 12 kids. Surviving are 2 sisters, Matilda Pelletier of Regina, Yvonne Bellgarde of Balcarres and brother Henry Bellrose of Regina, various family members and a granddaughter Lori Hunt of Souris, MB. At mom's request, there will be no service.
- Cecille (nee LaPierre). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Cecille Englund on August 8, 2006 at the age of 74 years. Cecille passed away peacefully in the arms of her children. Cecille is survived by her sons, Rick (Molly), Wayne (Marliese) and Bob; her daughter, Corrine (Marc) Boivin; sisters, Anne Dyck, Theresa Schaeffer, Verna Elles and Bev Gjernes; brother, Edgar LaPierre; grandchildren, Bryan, Nicole, Morgan, Jessica, Thomas, Montana, Arianna, Teyana and Richard; many beloved nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Gilbert; mother, Corinne; husband, Richard; brother, Theodore; sisters, Eva, Florence and Helen. Cecille was born and raised in Lestock, where she lived till her passing. A Memorial Service will be held at Queen of all Heart's Parish on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
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- Dolores Catherine (nee Fisher) passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the age of 77 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Henry A. Fisher and her parents, Robert and Mary Fisher of Lestock, SK. Dolores is survived by her children, Jerry (Marg) Fisher, Minsy Fisher (Harwood), Janet (Mike) Tetlock, Heather Fisher (Kevin) and Melanie Fisher(Calvin); brothers Goldie (Georgina) Fisher, Tyronne (Carol) Fisher; sister, Marina Roy and foster sister Denise Morin; grandchildren, Destiny, Miranda, Kyle, Jarret, Travis and Chad; and great-grandchildren Holden and Matteo. She raised her children, then worked as a caregiver at the Native Women's Daycare Centre, and then moved to work as a cook for 14 years at the Regina Native Women's Resource Centre. She was a seamstress, cook and a caregiver for seniors at Martha House, for retired nuns. When Dolores retired, she loved to travel the countryside with her husband, enjoyed berry picking, cooking, sewing and making crafts. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Canadian Martyrs R.C. Church, 1932 - 1st Avenue North, Regina, SK on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
- Marilyn (nee Phillips). After a lengthy and valiant battle against cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Marilyn Fisher on December 27th, 2003. Marilyn leaves to mourn the three most important men in her life, her loving husband, Darrell, and her two devoted sons: Justin (Cindy) and Derek (Melissa); her most precious little ones, grandchildren Merrisa, Trey and Zoey, will also deeply miss their grandmother. Marilyn is predeceased by her father, Keith Phillips and sister, Linda Hamilton. She will be greatly missed by her caring mother, Anne; her brothers: Gord, Ken (Laura), Wayne (Michelle) and Leonard and her sisters: Shirley, Barbara (George), Sandy, Sharon (Dave), Debbie and Beverly (Barry). Marilyn is predeceased by her father-in-law, Mike Fisher. Marilyn also leaves to mourn and will be sincerely missed by her caring mother-in-law, Pearl and her husband's seven siblings and their families. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also miss her friendly disposition, her inner and outer beauty, her remarkable memory and her readiness to help anyone in need. Marilyn thoroughly enjoyed the tranquil and calming yearround excursions they made to the family's country home and she was always ready to go out to Lestock regardless of what the weather was like. She experienced great joy and pride as she worked side by side with her husband in the raising and training of their horses. Marilyn's singing career with her beloved partner saw them perform in L.A. and this spring they did their karaoke debut at Bubba's. Marilyn's remarkable strength and positive attitude in her courageous battle with cancer will forever be remembered by all those who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank the supportive doctors, nurses and staff at the Pasqua Hospital. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a donation may do so to either the Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Visitation for family and friends will be held at 4:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2003 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK., with Fr. John Weckend officiating. Graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at Lestock Cemetery, Lestock, SK.
- Mary (nee Lafontaine). It is with great love and joy that we celebrate the life of a beautiful mother and with profound sadness that we mourn her loss. Mary passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital. She was born in Lestock November 10, 1918 and married her husband in 1936. Mary worked at the Lestock Hospital for many years. She was a foster mother to many children and later cared for her elderly parents. Mary was a very loving mother and her home was always open to many family members and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Robert (1953); parents, Matilda and Norman Lafontaine; brothers, Albert, Victor, Napoleon, Larry and Raymond; sisters, Bernadette Lafontaine, Florence Dagdick, Rose Vincent, Diane Wernig and Evelyn Gargol; son-in-law Henry Fisher. Mary is survived by her children, Dolores Fisher, Marina Roy, Denise (Rick McMenemy) Morin, Goldwyn (Georgina) and Tyronne (Carol) Fisher; one sister Pearl Fisher; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Sask., Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Ron Andree, Celebrant. Cremation to follow and an Interment will be held at a later date in Lestock Cemetery.
- Larry Raymond Focht lost his hard fought battle with cancer, on May 11, 2011. Born in Lestock, Sk. on Sept. 26, 1954, Larry is predeceased by his father Raymond and his sister Linda. Larry leaves behind to mourn his passing, his best friend and love of his life, Linda, mother Eileen (Ken), sons Daniel (Kim), Cody (Jenna), daughters Crystal (Dan) Bedier, Rolanda (Eric) Moroz and Tracy (Dallas) Brown, sisters Joyce (John) Focht, Karen (Warn) Noseworthy, brother in law Rick Stettner, 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Larry was a very special man who touched the hearts and lives of all who knew him well. Kind, courageous, he lived his life always thinking of others first, never complaining and forever logical. The shining star that will forever burn brightly in our hearts. Special thanks to Unit 6100 at the Royal University Hospital and to Hansen's Funeral Home. By request of Larry, there will be no service. Please celebrate his life with us in your hearts. We miss you, we love you. The string to my balloon.
- Luelle Olga (nee Bruce) March 3, 1940 - October 24, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce Luelle lost her lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70. Our sorrow is mixed with pride and amazement at her sheer determination and strength of spirit during her long journey. Born in Kelliher, Luelle attended Garnock School, and later the Canadian Vocational Training School in Saskatoon where she graduated as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In 1962, she married Edward Frisko and they settled in Lestock, where Luelle worked at St. Joseph's Hospital. She later worked as the Parkland librarian and Village Clerk, a position she held for 13 years. Luelle was predeceased by her parents, Don and Hazel Bruce, brother Maynard, sister-in-laws Helen, Ida and Elsie and brother-in-law Stanley. Luelle will be lovingly remembered by Ed, her husband of 48 years, sons Bruce (Tanya) of Halifax, Darren (Yolanda) of Raymore and daughter Karla of Calgary. She adored her grandchildren, Chris and Lindsay of Raymore. Also mourning her passing are her sister Kathy (Don) Volman, brother Robert (Betty-Anne) Bruce, sister-in-laws Ruth Bruce, Shirley (Norman) Patrick, Marcy (John) Harlow, Margaret Miracle, brother-in-laws Bill (Shirley) Racz, Leslie (Donna) Frisko, John Frisko along with a great many cousins, inlaws and nieces and nephews. Luelle was truly happiest when surrounded by friends and family, preferably cooking for everyone. Her skills in the kitchen were second to none. Until her eyesight began to fail, she greatly enjoyed reading, and after her retirement was always ready to go for coffee or a long car ride. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care that Luelle received first at the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic and then later at the Wascana Grace Hospice. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Luelle's Life will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at St. Martins Roman Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina. Father Ken Koep officiating.
- Mary Alice (nee Volman). A Memorial mass for the late Mary Fulop on Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Mary Queen of All Hearts Roman Catholic church, in Lestock, Sask. Father Wojkowiak officiating. Reception to follow in the church basement.
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- Violet. It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Violet Gendur, who died suddenly at her home on November 7, 2013. Violet was born in Lestock, Sask. on January 26, 1935. She was raised by her oldest sister, Liz, after their mother died. She attended school in Lestock and later attended Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. She married Steve Gendur on her sixteenth birthday and they were married for 36 years before Steve's death in 1987. Vi and Steve farmed and operated a business together in Lestock until 1977 when they moved to Regina, where Violet worked at Caprice Cards and Rhapsody Ladies Wear. Several years later, Vi met George Soparlo, and they spent many years together. After they both retired, they enjoyed travelling and spending time with their families and friends. Violet was very proud of her Hungarian ancestry and was able to travel back to Hungary to visit the birth place of her parents with both Steve and George. Violet was active in her local community club, curling club, hospital auxiliary and was the librarian of the Lestock Library. In her later years she loved going to the lake, Wakaw, Emma or Katepwa, where she could watch her grandchildren ride the waves, or catch a fish. She became a great grandmother in the last 10 months and was "over the moon" in love with Mira and Hudson. It was a joy for all of us to watch her together with them. Country music played a very important part of mom's life. She liked to say "Country Music is my religion!" She attended Craven Jamboree more times then we can remember and really enjoyed her visits to Nashville and Branson. Vi moved to Prince Albert in 2009 to be closer to her daughters. She was so happy to hear that her longtime friends, Al and Elaine, would once again be her neighbours in her new condo, a friendship that lasted over 40 years. Violet was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She was "Grandma G" to everyone who entered her life. We love you mom. Violet was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Jeno; her husband, Steve, and her special friend, George; her sisters, llona, Elizabeth, and Anne. Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life are her brother, Gene (Pat); her children, Bev (Joe), Donna (Randy), Daryl (Denise); her grandchildren, Jennifer (Travis), Becky ( Garrett), Josh (Julie), Michael (Czarina), Landon (Derek), Caitlin (Adam) and two very well loved great grandchildren, Mira and Hudson; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration Of Violet's life will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina, Sask. with Rev. Laura Sunberg officiating. A Private Family Interment will follow.
- Teresa "Terry" Gordon (April 26, 1978 - May 30, 2009). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our daughter, sister, cousin and friend Teresa "Terry" Gordon on Saturday, May 30, 2009. She was predeceased by her son Tyson Gordon-Desnomie; grandfather George Gordon; uncles Micheal Gordon, Tommy Gordon, Dennis Gordon, Winston Gordon, Benny Gordon, and Moses Gordon; grandmother Marceline Desjarlais; uncle Jean Paul Desjarlais; aunt Margaret Sutherland; great-grandmother Susan Desjarlais; great-grandfather Lawrence Desjarlais and many other deceased grandparents, aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children Joseph, Cash, Ocean, Cody, Kyra and Dayson; mother Dolly Gordon; father Roland Desjarlais, sisters Marceline Gordon, Krystal Janvier, Tara Serveright, Jessica Akan; brothers Dallas (Morgan) Gordon, Errol Gordon, Desi Severight, and Vince (Melissa) Oochoo; grandmother Teresa Gordon (Wayne); aunts Linda Gordon, Tracey Gordon, Sandra (Rolph) Gordon; uncles Edgar (Corrine) Gordon, Glen (Angie) Gordon; grandfather Joseph Desjarlais Sr.; aunts Marie (Orval) Haviland, Vivian Bell, Madeline (Mark) Wolfleg, Theresa McNab, Barbara (Joseph) McNab, Gloria (Brian) Poorman; uncles Harvey (Laura) Desjarlais, Joey Desjarlais, James (Marie) Desjarlais, Gene (Cheryl) Desjarlais, Mark (Cynthia) Desjarlais and other numerous grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. A Wake will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Lestock Town Hall at 4:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. also to take place at the Lestock Town Hall. Officiating is Pastor Edmond Jordon and Elders present. The family respectfully asks that no children be present for the wake and service.
- Helen On Sunday, November 28, 2010, Helen Granatier, formerly of Lestock, SK, passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK at the age of 96. Helen leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Stan (Doreen) of Nipawin and Ken (Linda) of Regina; grandchildren, Natalie Zimmer of Saskatoon, Kelly John (Christina) Granatier of Moline, Illinois, U.S.A., Daphne (Rob) Fiorante of Regina and Wendy (Kris) Waller of Drinkwater; great grandchildren, Cody Granatier, Tyler, Brady and Jenna Fiorante, Morgan, Sydney and Kaleb Waller, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, John; parents, John and Mary; sisters, Mary, Margaret and brother, Steve. Helen and John farmed in the Lestock area for over 40 years. She always believed in lending a helping hand and expressed appreciation to others by her generosity, friendliness, outgoing personality and enjoyment of life. Special thanks to the staff at Extendicare Sunset, Pasqua Hospital and Dr. Zaman for the wonderful care. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at St. Cecelia R.C. Parish, 5020 7th Ave., Regina, SK.
- John. On Monday, April 19, 2004, John, age 91 years, formerly of Lestock, SK, passed away peacefully at William Booth Special Care Home, Regina, SK, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. John leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 67 years, Helen; sons, Stan (Doreen) of Nipawin and Ken (Linda) of Regina; grandchildren, Natalie Zimmer (Rob Cherneski) of Saskatoon, Kelly John (Christina) Granatier of Illinois, U.S.A., Daphne (Rob) Fiorante of Regina, Wendy (Kris) Waller of Drinkwater; great grandchildren, Cody Granatier, Tyler, Brady and Jenna Fiorante, Morgan and Sydney Waller; sister-in-law Julia Granatier and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Gustav and Mary; sisters, Matilda Halko, Helen Labas, Velma Tarr, Annie Bodnar and Verna (infant); brothers, Gustav Sr., Gustav, George, Joe, Paul and Ernie. John lived a long, full life, having farmed in the Lestock area for 40 years and he will be missed by all. He always believed in lending a helping hand, encouraged and expressed appreciation to others by his honesty, work ethic, hospitality and enjoyment of life. Vigil of Prayer at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 5020 7th Ave., Regina, SK, on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at Mary Queen of All Hearts Roman Catholic Church, Lestock, SK, on Friday, April 23, 2004 at 1:00 P.M., with Fr. Wojciech Wojtkowiak as Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
- Floyd (March 9, 1923 - January 25, 2014). On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Floyd Grand, Lestock, SK. and late of Lipton, SK. passed away at the age of 90 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. by the Rev. Louis Kim Nguyen. Interment in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Lebret, SK. Prayers will be held in the Church Friday evening at 7:00. Floyd was predeceased by his wife Mary Anne Fayant, one son, Ken Grand, granddaughter, Tracy Grand, parents, Claudian and Marjorie Grand, three brothers; Roy, Harold and Cliff Grand, four sisters; Edwina, Ivy, Irene and Florence. Floyd is survived by three sons and two daughters; Terry (Joy) Grand, Lipton; Cory (Lynette) Grand, Fort Qu'Appelle; Jackie Dyck, Calgary; Walter Grand, Steinbach, MB. and Marjorie (Dennis) Albert, Regina, daughter-in-law, Georgina Grand, Saskatoon also his grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
- Dorothy Pelletier Matilda Gunville (September 5, 1928 - August 18, 2012). Dorothy passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care, with her family by her side. She is predeceased by her mother Josephine Pelletier; father Alfred Gunville (Lawrence Desjarlais); sisters - Evelyn Pelletier, Selena, Freida; brothers - Arnold & John Desjarlais; children - Mervin, Joseph, Cecilia, Louise & Sherlyne; grandchildren - Elvis, Christina & Gerald; uncles Morris & Gilbert and aunt Eva. She is survived her children - Donna & Family, Loretta & Family, Dellia/Sid & Family, Raymond & Family, Percy & Family; step-children - Clarence, Edna, Darlene & Irene; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren & great-great-great-grandchildren; brothers - Joe & Peter Desjarlais; very special cousins - Evelyn, Elsie, Elvina, & Victoria Kaiswatum and special granddaughters - Leanne & Leslie Pelletier as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and nurses, especially Leona & Cindy, at the Palliative Care unit at the Pasqua Hospital. A Prayer Service will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 Pm at the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home. A Wake will take place on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM at the Lestock Town Hall. The Funeral Service will follow at Lestock Town Hall on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM.
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- Lisa Mae (nee Adolphe) 1918 - 2008. Lisa passed away May 16th, 2008 at the age of 90 years in the Foyer D'Youville in Gravelbourg, Sk., where she had lived for the last three years. Lisa is survived by two sisters Tess (Frank) Langill and Hilda (Bill) Keck; four brothers Louis Adolphe, Fred Adolphe, Edward (Hazel) Adolphe and Ernie (Athen) Adolphe; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Mary Adolphe; husband Harry Haylor; one brother Dick; two sisters Helen and Ollie; three sisters-in-law Bea, Jan and Hazel. A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, Gravelbourg with Father Keith Heiberg celebrant. Urn Bearers were Bill & Hilda Keck. Music by Cantor Henri Lepage accompanised by organist Leona Bourgeois. Lunch and fellowship followed in the Parish Hall. Interment Lestock Cemetery.
- Charles William 'Bill', formerly of Lestock, SK passed away March 2, 2002 at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his father, William Golden, mother, Ethel and brother Lyle. Bill is survived by his children and grandchildren: Rhoda of Regina (Dara, Kristin); Brenda & Bruce of Airdrie, AB (Curtis, Lynn); and Glenn of Raymore (Evan); sister-in-law Anne; and sister Eileen and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill served in the RCAF, WWII and was postmaster at Lestock for many years. At Dad's request, there will not be a funeral service.
- Adeline (nee Komodowski) January 13, 1930 - Mar 9, 2012. Adeline Hido passed away peacefully at Balcarres Integrated Care Center on March 9, 2012. Predeceased by husband Joseph in 1998, son-in-law Darryl Pyle, daughter-in-law Rosemarie Hido, parents Martin and Elizabeth Komodowski, brothers, Ed and Fernie Komdowski, sister Stepha Kolody. Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are children: Joe Hido, Ron (Shannon) Hido, Marianne (Brian) Patterson, Arlene Pyle (Conrad), Vern (Brenda) Hido. Eight grandchildren: Christina Hido (Nick), Darcy Hido, David Hido, Melissa (Ryan) Banbury, Raelynn (Joshua) Olinik), Rebecca Pyle, Joshua Pyle, Lucas Hido (Stephanie). Eight great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Wylie,and Grace Bergquist, Griffin and Sawyer Banbury, Sasha Olinik, Tyson Pyle and Dallas Hido. Mom is also survived by sisters, Helen (John) Kosloski, Noreen (Steve) Feszczyn, and brother, Leonard Komodowski. Sisters-in-law, Rose Mihalicz, Anne Toth and Margaret Morhart, Dianne Komodowski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Balcarres Integrated Care Center for their compassionate care and to the staff of the Homecare Services at Lestock.Prayers will take place at 7:00 p.m on Tuesday, March 13. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock with Father Wojtkowiak OMI as celebrant. Interment of cremated remains will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Cemetary.
- Joseph Stephen (December 26, 1950 - April 26, 2014). Joseph Stephen Hido passed away at St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre in Lestock on April 26, 2014. Joe was predeceased by parents, Joseph and Adeline Hido; brother-in-law Darryl Pyle; and sister-in-law Rosemarie Hido. Joe is survived by his siblings and their families: brother Ron (Shannon) Hido and family, Christina Hido (Nick), Wyatt, Wylie, Grace, Taylor; Darcy Hido, David Hido; sister Marianne (Brian) Patterson, and family, Melissa (Ryan) Banbury, Griffin, Sawyer; Raelynn (Josh) Olinik, Sasha, Alex; sister Arlene Pyle (Conrad) and family, Becki Pyle, Tyson; Joshua Pyle (Leah); brother Vernn (Brenda) Hido and family, Lucas (Stephanie) Hido, Dallas and Gavin. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the numerous phone calls, texts and visits to Joe during his illness. A large bouquet of thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of All Hearts RC Church, Lestock with Very Rev. Francis Plaparampil officiating. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Lunch will be served following Interment at the Lestock Hall.
- Crystal Catherine Hunter (October 2, 1976 - March 10, 2014). Crystal passed away on March 10, 2014 in Lestock, Sask. with her family by her side. Wake will be held in the Band Hall of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Friday March 14, at 1:00 pm in the same location.
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- Olive (March 4, 1928 - March 9, 2012O). live Jackson passed away peacefully March 9, 2012 surrounded by the love of her family. Her husband, Albert was by her side as she passed to her heavenly father. Olive was born March 4, 1928 in Lestock, SK and it was there that her Lafontaine children were born. Edna (Roy), Clarence (Margaret), Irene (Deno) and Darlene. Albert and Olive lived in Regina since 1953 and it was there that their Jackson children were born. Wayne (Jane), Sandra, Steve (Nadine), Laird (deceased), Gary (Bonnie), Brian (Linda), Terry (Shelly) and Albert Jr. (Kristine). Olive has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that loved her truly. Olive is survived by her brothers Leonard and George, predeceased by her brothers John, Alex and Kenneth. Thanks to Evelyn Sayer for her support and friendship to Olive. A special thank you to her granddaughter Karren for her help, care and support during the past few months of Olive's life. The family would like to thank the staff at Regina General Hospital for their care and support during Olive's stay. The family welcomes all of Olive's past and present family and friends to join them to celebrate her life. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2104 Garnet Street, Regina.
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- Elizabeth. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Kecho on Saturday, April 12, 2014. During the last days of Elizabeth's life, she was surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Steve; parents, Ivan and Annie; brothers, John, Steve, Ivan and Frank; sisters, Mary Szeles, Annie Campbell and Helen Mihalicz. Left to mourn her loss are her daughters, Joyce (Richard) Lazar, Joan (Anton) Sentes and Mary Anne (Bill) Glute; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Mihalicz, Julia Granatier, and Christina Padar as well as her numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend special thanks to Elsie Blattner, who was a great friend to mom and helped her out whenever needed. Elizabeth was born and raised near Lestock, SK. She married Steve Kecho in 1938 and they remained in the Lestock area where they raised their family. She took great pride in her home and opened it up freely to one and all. Everyone enjoyed her wonderful cooking and everyone was considered family in Elizabeth's home. Most important in Elizabeth's life were her family and her strong faith. After Steve passed away in 1989, she moved to Regina, SK, and lived there until November 2012. Elizabeth then moved in with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Bill, at Sangudo, Alberta, until her passing. Elizabeth's family is most grateful to Mary Anne and Bill for taking wonderful care of mom over the last year and a half. Her happiest times were when she was travelling and attending family functions. She enjoyed taking in many of her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's activities such as car racing, hockey, cheerleading, dancing, skating, and many more. A celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
- Nellie, longtime resident of Lestock, SK, widow of Tony Kolodzinski, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. She was 81 years of age. She is survived by her two sons, John of Regina, and Paul (Gayle) of Chilliwack BC; one daughter, Molly (Rick) Englund of Lestock ; grandchildren: Denton & Leiland; Shannon; and Montana, Arianna, Teyanna & Richard; two sisters: Katie Glowa of Fenwood, Mary Tymiak of Ituna; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank their family and many friends for all the kind expressions of sympathy shown them over the past few days. Your kindness will not be forgotten. The prayer service will be held on Sunday evening, August 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm and the funeral will be held on Monday morning, August 16th at 10:00 am, all from St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Wynyard.
- Diana Eleanor (nee Braun). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Diana Komodowski on Thursday January 16th, 2014. Diana Eleanor Komodowski was born on June 10th, 1941 to Joseph & Amelia (Kupper) Braun. On June 4, 1959 Diana was united in marriage to Fernie Komodowski. To this union 5 children were born: Loren, Jeannette, Kelly, Donna, and Della. After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, Diana passed away peacefully at the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle on January 16, 2014. Diana was predeceased by her husband Fernie in 1975; parents Joseph & Amelia, sister, Alice in infancy, Sister Marion Fleming, brothers-in-law Thomas Fleming & James Fleming, her 1st great granddaughter Kali Dawn Ritthaler, nephews Jimmy Fleming and Kenneth Fleming. Diana leaves to cherish her memory her five children: Loren (Cindy) Komodowski, Jeannette (Darrell) Nagy, Kelly (Gail) Komodowski, Donna (Donald) Ritthaler and Della Koncz; thirteen grandchildren: Jamie (Angie) and Corey Nagy, Michael (Amanda) and Kristen Ritthaler, Sheldon and Dillon Komodowski, Jenna (Shawn), Breeanna, Savannah and Jayden Komodowski, Shayla and Kaitlyn Koncz and Kasen Zeller. Five Great grandchildren: Ty and Carley Nagy, Austin and Mikaela Ritthaler and Tenley McIntosh; brother Don(Mimi) Braun; sister Florence Fleming (Tiny Berthelot), niece Evelyn(Allan)Englund who was like her little sister; brother-in-law Leonard Komodowski; sister-in-law Noreen(Steve) Feszczyn, son-in-law Joseph Koncz, her friend Gary Yasinowski and numerous other relatives. At the request of Diana there will be no funeral service. Interment of her urn will be in the family plot at the Lestock Cemetery at a later date.
- Velma Rose. On Thursday, August 22, 2002, Velma Rose Kosa, late of Lestock, SK, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband James on May 13, 1991. Velma is survived by three daughters: Pat (Terry) Humm of Mexico, Darlene Bulych of Winnipeg, MB, Louise (Dave) Prociuk of Saskatoon, SK; five grandchildren: Tammy and Sacha (Jayson), Jason (Rachelle), Vance and Ashley. Velma will be remembered for her love of cooking and gardening. She also loved entertaining family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew her. Prayers will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church with Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak, OMI presiding. Interment in Lestock Cemetery.
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- Annie (April 20, 1923 - November 26, 2012). On Monday, November 26, 2012, Annie Labash, widow of Mike Labash, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and formerly of Lestock, Sask. passed away at the age of 89 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, Sask. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak, OMI and Sr. Bernadette Fiest, OSU. Cremation with interment in Lestock Cemetery. Annie was predeceased by her husband Mike and one son George she is survived by one daughter Joyce (Elwood) Meyer; four grandchildren: Terrance (Sheri) Renkas, Tracy (Michelle) Renkas, Travis Lenkart (Lisa) and Trevor (Raegan) Renkas and seven great grandchildren.
- Edgar LaPierre 1927 - 2010. It is with sadness, the family of Edgar LaPierre announce his passing on June 3, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Edgar is survived by sisters: Theresa Schaeffer (Saskatoon) and Bev (Ed) Gjernes of Burnaby, B.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. Edgar was predeceased by brother Theodore and sisters Ann, Eva, Florence, Helen, Cecille and Verna. A Memorial Service will be held at Mary Queen of All Hearts Parish at Lestock, SK., on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
- Kenneth. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful brother, uncle and friend on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Kenneth was born in Lestock, SK on September 17, 1954. He was predeceased by his parents Fred McKenzie and Vera LeJour. He leaves behind his brothers, Eric and Michael (Corrine); sisters, Estelle and Sharon; very special nephew Jesse ìChumî LeJour; niece Shannon ìBeagî LeJour; nephew Leon; close friend Robert; as well as several nieces and nephews who were all very special to him. Kenneth will be missed by everyone who was involved in Ken's life. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- John Richard (September 4, 1934 - January 25, 2013). Oh, how we loved our Dad, our "Papa", and how we will miss him! Our Papa, John Richard Lendvoy, died at the age of 78 on January 25, 2013, in Regina, from a rare cancerous tumour. Our Dad was "rare", all right: He had to get a type of cancer that couldn't be treated. He was exceptional in every other manner. He was the epitome of humility, honesty, and hard work. Papa was born September 4, 1934, on 10-27-15 W2, the family farm four miles south of Lestock, SK. After graduating Lestock High School, he completed a two-year Vocational Agriculture Diploma at the University of Saskatoon in 1954. Who would have known that our Papa, who was quite shy and stuttered in his youth, would win numerous awards at University including essay and editorial writing awards, and a radio announcing award. He would eventually become known as a "fast talker". It was 1959 when he married his high school sweetheart, Ivadelle Campbell, and they raised three children, born 1961, 1964 and 1965. Papa spent 56 years in the oil patch. It all began in 1956 in Estevan, SK, at Continental Supply. He was transferred to Calgary and Drayton Valley, and then back to Estevan in 1966 as Manager of Continental Emsco (LTV Energy) for 20 years, employing five to fourteen employees as the oil patch went from boom to bust to boom. However, Papa always loved the land and found that "you can take the boy from the farm, but not the farm from the boy". While working his very full-time job, Papa bought some land near Lestock and farmed with his Dad on weekends and vacation time. "No rest for the wicked", Papa always said. Papa worked a stint with Westlund Industrial and National Oilwell, and then was hired by Ampscott (Weatherford) to sell pumping units in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where he worked for 18 years. He only retired in April 2012 when he learned he was sick. Papa loved to talk to people and constantly received phone calls from friends and cohorts who often were seeking sound advice or an off-coloured joke; both were always on the tip of Papa's tongue. Papa was a "pin up" boy, being on the cover of Oilweek in the early eighties for selling the millionth C-66 engine. He received a Nexen Vendor Award in 2000, and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame as "Oilman of the Year" in 2001 for providing outstanding contribution to the petroleum oil industry. Papa even got a job offer when he was 77 years old! Papa was not full of pomp and circumstance - he downplayed every one of his life achievements. Papa and Mom (Gogo) moved eighteen times, living in Regina twice, on an acreage near Craven, Buena Vista, and then Regina again. They are known for their landscaping abilities, creating the most beautiful yards wherever they lived. Eventually, Papa and Gogo enjoyed some holiday time, travelling with us kids on Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, to Cabo San Lucas, Dominican Republic, Cuba, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain. Papa loved people, he loved to learn, to tell stories about growing up on the farm and about the characters he met throughout his lifetime working in the oilfield, he loved life, his family, and talking politics. First and foremost for Papa was the family. Our Papa looked after us and we are so proud of him. He was generous, dignified, humble, reasonable, and full of quick wit and humour to the very end. Thank you Papa! Papa was predeceased by his parents, Ethel and John W. Lendvoy. He is survived by his wife, Ivadelle Lendvoy; his children, Karen (Doug) Neis and grandson, Brandon (Sylvia); Janice (Vince) Parent and grandsons, Sampson and Nick; John D. (Cathy) Lendvoy and grandsons, John C. and Jacob; his sisters, Hilda Takacs, Elma Lazar, and Doreen (Stan) Granatier; and numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Queen of All Hearts Roman Catholic Church in Lestock, SK, on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. The interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lestock, SK, at a future date.
- Kenneth Link (June 13, 1925 - January 11, 2014) formerly of the Lestock district, passed away at St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville, Sask. He kept his smile bright and his hugs warm until his final days. He will be greatly missed and always loved by his family and those who were lucky enough to have known him. Thank you to the doctors and staff for their excellent and compassionate care. At dad's request, a private service for interment of his ashes will take place in the spring.
- Irene Mabel (nee Tull). The death of Mrs. Irene Leonard of Quality Care Homes, Saskatoon, SK, occurred at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, on Thursday, August 13, 2009. She was 95 years of age and the last surviving member of her generation. Irene was born on September 30, 1913, to Charles and Annie (nee Shore) Tull in Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. On August 30, 1929, she married Antoine Leonard. They began their life together on a farm north of Lestock, where they worked and raised a family of four, one daughter and three sons. In 1955, Irene was employed in the dietary department at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. The following year, Irene and Antoine moved into Lestock and Irene relinquished her position in Saskatoon to work as a nurses' aide at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock, a career which spanned the next 23 years. Most of her duties involved tending to the babies in the nursery and children's ward. Irene always took great pride in her work and found it very rewarding. Her family was most important to her and she was dedicated to them. Irene loved her role as a homemaker, and was also a very congenial hostess, who thoroughly enjoyed entertaining visitors, none of whom ever left her house hungry. Over the years, cooking, gardening, knitting, sewing, crocheting baby blankets, going to dances, and traveling filled many pleasant hours for her. She was also known for her strong, unwavering faith which was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Antoine passed away in 1973. Irene continued to reside in Lestock until 1992, when she moved to St. Volodymyr Villa in Saskatoon. In 2007, a final move was made into Quality Care Homes in Saskatoon. Irene will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter and three sons: Theresa Mallard of Saskatoon; Albert (Laura) Leonard of Lestock; Gerald (Dolores) Leonard of Rimbey, AB; and Vincent (Maria) Leonard of Humboldt; 12 grandchildren; 29 greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; and by one sister-in-law, Mary Tull of Regina. She was predeceased by her husband, Antoine Leonard (1973); one son-in-law, Martin Mallard (2009); one granddaughter, Sharon Horvath (2006); two grandsons: Michael Leonard (1967), and David Leonard (1968); three great-grandchildren: Justin Mallard (1977), Anna Galenzoski (1982), and Sarah Galenzoski (1986); parents, Charles and Annie (nee Shore) Tull; all her siblings: Harry, Sid, Emily, Fred, Gertie, Bill, Ernie, Louise, and Gordon; and by in-laws of the Leonard family: Marie, Mike, Paul, Frank, and Jules. The Prayer Service for Irene will be held in the chapel at St. Volodymyr Villa, 3102 Louise Place, Saskatoon, on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, on Monday, August 17, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Wojciech Wojtkowiuk. Interment will follow at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Cemetery, Lestock.
- Laura Anne (nee Taylor). The sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Laura Leonard of Lestock, SK, occurred at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, SK, on Sunday, October 4, 2009. She was 71 years of age. Laura will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 54 years, Albert Leonard of Lestock; their five children: Danny (Anne) Leonard of McLean, SK; Connie (Wayne) Faye of Abbotsford, BC; Cindy (Loren) Komodowski of Martensville, SK; Gail (Kelly) Komodowski of Lestock, SK; and Daryl (Annette) Leonard of Aberdeen, SK; son-inlaw, Lorne Horvath of Raymore, SK; 17 grandchildren: Jamie, Ricky, Mandy, Jaelyn, Amanda, Andrea, Crystal, Tabitha, Dusty, Houston, McKenzie, Sheldon, Dillon, Jenna, Breeanna, Savannah, and Jayden; five greatgrandchildren: Connor, Kaylee, Taylor, Lincoln, and Haileigh; two sisters: Faye (Andy) Latoski and Maxine Taylor; three brothers: Robert (Shirley) Taylor; Clifford (Athen) Taylor; and Rex (Christine) Taylor; sister-in-law, Theresa Mallard; brothers-in-law: Gerald (Delores) Leonard and Vince (Maria) Leonard; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Sharon Horvath (2006); parents, Wesley and Mary (nee Zibulak) Taylor; one brother, Ricky Taylor; parents-in-law, Antoine and Irene (nee Tull) Leonard; and by one brother-inlaw, Martin Mallard. The Funeral Service for Laura will be held at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, on Friday, October 9, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Dorothy Sentes. Interment will follow at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Cemetery.
- Martin William (April 5, 1958 - February 17, 2009). It is with sadness that the family of Martin William Link of Lestock, SK announce his passing at the age of 50 years. He was predeceased by his father, William Link in 1994. Martin's memory will be cherished by his mother, Rose; sister, Janice (John) Olinik and their family, Marie, Mike and Suzanne of Regina and Joshua (Raelynn) of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, as well as several uncles, aunts and cousins. Cremation will take place at Martin's request with a Private Family Graveside to follow at a later date. A special thank you to the Doctors, nurses and staff of the Regina General Hospital for their excellent care of Martin.
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- Michael Joseph 'Mike'.It is with deep sorrow and sadness that Mike's family announce his sudden passing on Thursday, November 15, 2001 at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his wife Helen in 1997; parents Mike and Martha, sister Mary; and nephew George Petty.; Mike is survived by his loving daughters: Shelly Macza (Cam Chopty) of Preeceville, Sask., Della (David) Dearden and their son Zachary all of Edmonton, Alta., and Tammy Macza of Lestock, Sask.; brother George Macza; sister Ethel (Zigmond) Nemeth; nephew Jim (Kelly) Nemeth and family; niece Lori (Wayne) Holzapfel and family; parents-in-law Joe and Rose Borbely and their family; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, Sask. with Rev. Fr. Wojciech Wojtkowiak O.M.I. Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. in the Church.
- Phyllis. It is with deep sadness the family announces Phyllis Macza, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2013. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 56 years, William (Bill); son Murray (Beverley), grandchildren Teagan and Alanna of Calgary; daughter Colleen (Mark), grandchildren Lauren and Liam of Jasper; son Kevin of Saskatoon. Phyllis was born July 5, 1929 near Saskatoon and was the youngest of nine children: Henry, Arthur, Marshall, Allan, Esther, Lorena, Myrtle and Mark. Phyllis was an incredibly compassionate person who loved all creatures great and small, especially those with fur and feathers. The family would like to express their thanks to the nurses at the Palliative Care unit at Saskatoon Health Region, whose kindness and sensitivity provided comfort to Phyllis in her last few weeks. A celebration of her life will be held at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Ave N., Saskatoon) on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.
- William. It is with deep sadness the family announces William "Bill" Macza, age 86, passed away on January 4, 2014. Bill was predeceased by Phyllis (died 2013), his wife of 56 years, and is survived by son Murray (Beverley), grandchildren Teagan, Carter (d. 2004) and Alanna of Calgary; daughter Colleen (Mark), grandchildren Lauren and Liam of Jasper; and son Kevin of Saskatoon. William was born August 28, 1927 on a farm near Lestock, SK and was the third oldest of eight children. Bill earned his Agriculture Diploma from the University of Saskatchewan and worked for P.F.R.A. for 31 years. He was very proud of his home province and Hungarian heritage and greatly enjoyed discussing politics and current events. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Western Development Museum (2610 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon).
- Eldon George McKenzie passed on March 31, 2015. He was born May 30, 1954 to Sam and Marie in Lestock, SK. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Sharon; sons Matthew and Jason; grandchildren Kayla, Paige, Caden and Jaxson; five brothers; two sisters and nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina, on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private interment will take place.
- Elizabeth Mary (nee Toth) Melenchuk. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth on August 7, 2011 at the age of 87. She has gone to her eternal home to be with our Lord. Elizabeth was predeceased by her loving husband Samuel, son Christopher, her parents Steven and Victoria (nee Hordos) Toth, sisters Victoria, Mary and Anne and brothers Steve, John, Joseph and Elmer. Elizabeth is survived by her brothers and sisters, James, Louis, Leslie and Helen and her loving children, Linda (Dale Degenstein), Allan (Judy), Helen (Bob Murray), James (Donna), Tas, Ron (Louise), Janet (Bob Kerr) Fred (Susan), 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Elizabeth was born on July 26, 1924 in the Lestock District of Saskatchewan. She was raised in a rural setting with a large loving family stewarded by the strong role models of her mother and father who were Catholic patriarchs in their community. She was married to Samuel John Melenchuk on May 24th, 1948 at St. Elizabeth's Church and together they enjoyed 31 years of joyful marriage until Samuel's death in 1979. Together they raised eight children in Regina. Elizabeth modelled the faithbased values and loving family relationships from her upbringing in the raising of her own children. Elizabeth, Betty to her friends and family, lived her life with deep Catholic faith and commitment to and support of the Church, extended bible study and works of charity. She was particularly devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary who she prayed to for intervention in times of deep personal or family crisis. She was a Good Shepherd always ready to help those in need, the sick and the downtrodden. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Women's League giving generously of her time and talents for over forty years to its many causes. She was a strong advocate for her children to pursue their extended formal education. She encouraged and supported their endeavours in their many chosen fields at great personal sacrifice. Her extraordinary perseverance and organizational and financial skills allowed her to successfully guide the family through many of life's challenges. Elizabeth was an excellent cook and was admired for her hospitality and traditional Hungarian cuisine. Her many friends and family will attest to her formidable skills at the many card games that she enjoyed. Some of her other favourite pastimes included knitting, crocheting and gardening. Elizabeth always enjoyed the simple things in life, the company of family and friends, the many family summer vacations and time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always seemed satisfied with what others did for her. Elizabeth touched the lives of all whom she encountered and will be lovingly remembered for her humble, goodnatured personality, her endless compassion, her willingness to help others, her gift for making friends easily, and her ability to maintain a positive perspective despite adversity. Elizabeth will be sorely missed by her family and friends and her cherished memory and spirit will live on in those she leaves behind. Prayer service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011at 7:00PM at Lee Funeral Home and Crematorium, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 11:00AM at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Ave. East, Regina, SK.
- Ernie. On Friday, July 4, 2003, Ernie 'Toogie' Mitrusky, late of Lestock, Sask., passed away peacefully at the age of 45 years. Predeceased by his father Steve; Ernie is survived by his loving companion of 18 years Molly; 3 daughters: Montana, Arianna and Teyanna; mother Helen; brother Ron (Tammy); several aunts, uncles and cousins; and by many friends. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, Sask. with Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in the Church. The family wishes to thank Dr. Nel, Dr. Baird and Garth and Peggy of the S.I.C.U., Regina General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Also, a special thank you to all the friends that have shown support and kindness through this difficult time.
- Helen Mitrusky passed away on March 2, 2011 in Cupar, at the age of 85 years, surrounded by her family. Helen was predeceased by her husband Steve and son Ernie. Left to remember Helen is her son Ron (Tammy) and grandson Steven; sisters Mary Chernick, Matilda Vass; and brother Frank Lucas (Mary); sister in laws Ethel Yanulik and Irene Ermel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held for Helen on Tuesday March 8, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's R.C. Church in Cupar. Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lestock, SK.
- Anna Mary Catherine (nee Ward). Anna died on November 5, at Sunset Extendicare, Regina. Anna was born on May 18, 1920, in Lestock, Sask., to Charles and Margaret Ward. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Cornell in 1986, son Richard in 1951, and brothers, Edgar and Alban, and Sister Margaret. Anna is survived by sons Ward (Maria DiVincentis) of Regina, and Edwin of Toronto; grandsons Richard and Geoffrey of Toronto, and Bradley of Calgary. Anna had many nieces and nephews who will remember her for her unique character and generosity. Following Anna's completion of high school, she entered the Registered Nursing Program, St Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. While in training, she married Cornell prior to him leaving for the War in Europe. This resulted in her leaving the program three months prior to her graduation. Not completing her RN education was her greatest disappointment. After the War, she and her husband owned the drug store in Lestock. Following the death of their six year old son in Lestock, the family lived in Kenora, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Chatham, Ontario, and Regina. After her other sons became independent, she worked as a nurse's aid in nursing homes in Yorkton, Chatham and Regina. Following retirement she kept busy volunteering at Santa Maria and Pasqua Hospital. At Anna's request there will not be a funeral. A family grave-side service will take place at the cemetery in Yorkton, where she will rest with her husband, son Richard, her parents and her parents-in-law, Olof and Anna Moberg.
- Diania Ann (nee Bzdel). It is with great regret that we the family announce the passing our our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Diania Ann Molnar late of Lestock, SK. Diania was born on December 26, 1948 in Wynyard, SK. She passed on early on Saturday, March 23, 2002 surrounded by her loved ones. She was predeceased by her father-in-law John Molnar. Diania leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Andy; sons Johnny (Betty), Scott (Twyla Pugh) and Andrew (Connie); her grandchildren Savanah and Cory; her parents Peter and Jean Bzdel; her brother Leonard Bzdel; her sister Eileen (Elmont) Battyanie; Andy's family, his mother Helen Molnar; his brother Albert (Kathy) Molnar, his sisters Hilda (Eric) Silbernagel, Janet (Albert) Fazakas and Debbie (Kelly) Schaffer; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends and family so wishing to pay their last respects may do so at a Prayer service being held on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of All Hearts Roman Catholic Church in Lestock, SK. A Funeral Mass will also be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mary Queen of all Hearts Roman Catholic Church with Celebrant, Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak omi officiating. Lunch will take place after the funeral mass and will immediately be followed by the interment at St. Elizabeth's Cemetery.
- Helen Emily (March 31, 1923 – August 30, 2014). Helen passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Helen was predeceased by her husband John; daughter-in-law Diania Molnar, grandson Kyle Schaffer in infancy, five sisters and one brother. She is survived by her children: Andy, Albert (Kathy), Hilda Silbernagel (Eric), Janet Fazakas (Albert) and Debbie Schaffer (Kelly); fourteen grandchildren: John Molnar (Virginia Palmer), Scott (Twyla) Molnar, Andrew (Connie) Molnar, Aaron Molnar, Ryan Molnar, Jason Molnar (Julie Beriault), Jon (Trisha) Silbernagel, Brandon (Lana) Silbernagel, Kirsten (Nathan) Kurjata, Matthew Fazakas (Brigitte Perillat), Riley Schaffer (Chrystal Bardal), Rae Lynn, R-Kel and R-Jay Schaffer; great- grandchildren: Savannah and Cory Molnar, Dalton and Avryelle Molnar, Ainsley and Cailsey Molnar, Reed and Cole Silbernagel, Helena and Eberley Kurjata and one great granddaughter due in September; sister Elizabeth Nameth; and sister-in-law Alice Mate. Helen was born north of Cupar, Sask. and lived in the Lestock district after her marriage in 1943. She moved to Regina in 1978 and purchased her condo in 1983. Helen had a deep faith and was a firm believer in the power of prayer. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Anne's RC Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
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- Edward, late of Lestock, SK. passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at the age of 88 years. Edward is survived by his loving wife, Rose; children, Allen (Alice), Paul (Gwen) and Mike (Susan) Bavle; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 15, 2002 at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Church Cemetery, Lestock District at 2:30 P.M.
- Ethel (nee Macza) April 18, 1927 - December 30, 2012. On Sunday, December 30, 2012, Ethel Nemeth, passed away peacefully following a short stay at Indian Head Hospital at the age of 85. Ethel is survived by Zigmond, her husband of 61 years. Her daughter Lori (Wayne) Holzapfel of Indian Head; children Shari Petty, Danny Petty and Kevin Petty (Kathryn Palmer). Her son Jim (Kelly) Nemeth of Lestock; children Cory (Tanya) Nemeth, Danica and Lochlin, Robby (Ashley) Nemeth, Rory, Carter and Conner and Michael Nemeth (Kaylee Krieger) and Blair. Ethel was predeceased by her parents Mike and Martha Macza, brothers George and Mike Macza, Mike's wife Helen and son-in-law George Petty. Mom was raised on the family farm in the Lestock area. She married Zigmond on November 6, 1951 where they farmed 2 miles south of where she grew up. Mom worked very hard on the farm, she loved to work in her flower beds and garden and was still canning the produce this past summer. Her love of baking, sewing and crafts has been passed on to her children and grandchildren. In later years, even with diminishing health she was able to care for Zigmond and live in her own home until her passing. Over the years, company was always welcome with tea/coffee and lunch always ready. A very special Thank You to all the Home Care staff who visited mom over the past few years. Your wonderful care and compassion will always be remembered, you enabled mom to stay at home with dad until only a few days prior to her passing. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Indian Head, SK. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. George Thattuparampil. Interment in Indian Head Cemetery.
- Zigmond "Ziggy" (December 19, 1926 - November 28, 2013). On Thursday, November 28, 2013, Zigmond Nemeth, Indian Head, SK formerly of Lestock, SK, passed away peacefully following a short stay in the Golden Prairie Nursing Home, Indian Head at the age of 86 years. Ziggy is survived by his daughter Lori (Wayne) Holzapfel of Indian Head; children Shari Petty (Blake Pollock), Danny Petty and Kevin Petty (Kathryn Palmer). His son Jim (Kelly) Nemeth of Lestock; children Cory (Tanya) Nemeth, Danica and Lochlin, Robby (Ashley) Nemeth, Rory, Carter and Conner and Michael Nemeth (Kaylee Krieger) and Blair, one brother, George (Mona) Nemeth, Winnipeg and three sisters-in-law: Anne Crommer, Gladys and Lori Nemeth and numerous nieces and nephews. Ziggy was predeceased by his wife Ethel on December 30, 2012, his son-in-law George Petty, his mother Anne Nemeth, father and step-mother Zigmond and Mary Nemeth, sister Peggy Buckland, brothers: Jim Crommer, Steve, Vendel, Mike and Henry Nemeth & nephew Roger Nemeth. Dad attended school in the Arpad District but left after completing Grade 8 to help on the family farm where he stayed until the age of 21. He decided it was time to leave the farm after many years of hard work to earn money in order to purchase his own farm. He ventured to Taber, Alberta to work on a sugar beet farm. Then, travelled to Ontario & worked in the bush camps at Dryden. He returned to the Lestock area & purchased a half section of land in 1951. Zigmond married Ethel Macza, the true love of his life on November 6, 1951 where they remained on their farm until his retirement. Dadís greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren & the many friends he made throughout his life. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Josephís R.C. Church, Indian Head, SK on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:00 am by the Rev. George Thattuparampil. Interment in Indian Head Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Tubman Funeral Home 1005 Boyle Street Indian Head Sunday evening at 7:00.
- Ernest Clarence 'Ernie' passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at his home in Moose Jaw in his 69th year. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Friends are invited to call at the Parkview Funeral Home on Thursday, November 20th, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A family interment will take place on Friday at the Lestock Cemetery.
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- Elsie Marie (March 7, 1951 – April 21, 2014). Elsie was called home by the Creator at the age of 63 years. Wake will be held in the Band Hall of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., on Thursday, April 24 2014, at 4:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 25 at 2:00 pm in the same location.
- Joseph Isidore (November 10, 1948 – June 28, 2014). Joseph was called home by the Creator on June 28, 2014 at the age of 65. A traditional Wake will be held in the Lestock town hall, Sask., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 3, at 2:00 pm in the same location. Interment in Muskowekwan First Nation cemetery.
- Lloyd Douglas Dr. died on June 12, 2006 at the age of 54 years at the Kindersley Hospital in his wife's arms surrounded by his family. Lloyd was born on June 16, 1951 in Lestock, SK to Tegwen and Julius Orthner. He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle and friend and will be dearly missed by all. Lloyd Graduated from the College of Dentistry in 1976 at the University of Saskatchewan. He soon formed a dental practice in Kindersley with classmate Dr. Dana Bailey and served 30 years of exceptional practice. Lloyd was diagnosed with lung cancer on July 13 of last year. During Lloyd's illness, he expressed how thankful he was for his best friend and wife Lynn and how strong she was. Lloyd and Lynn were married for 35 years this July and were blessed with four daughters Jennifer, Lauren, Leanne and Julie. Lloyd was predeceased by his daughter; Leanne Orthner on February 13, 1996. He helped Leanne find peace with God, and the family is comforted in knowing that they are together in heaven. Lloyd was actively involved in the Kindersley Alliance Church, and was faithful in his service to the church by helping, teaching, giving and leading by example. Lloyd was a true leader and a well respected man in the community. Recently, Lloyd received a Saskatchewan Centennial Medal commending him on his service to the community. Lloyd provided his family with love and a sense of security and he will be dearly missed. He will be forever remembered by his wife; Lynn Orthner, his children; Jennifer (Ryan Craig), Lauren (Derrick Evans) and Julie Orthner (Dan Willmott), his grandchildren; Jaden Craig and Brock Evans, his parents; Julius and Tegwen Orthner, his siblings; Myrna (Rick Harden), Gary Orthner (Gail) and Kathy Orthner, his inlaws; Veta (Cyril Potts), Twila (Ray Jasper), John Schindelka (Darlene) and all nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at the Kindersley Alliance Church on June 16, 2006 with Reverend Ron Baker and Reverend Bruce Dirk officiating. His daughters, Jennifer Craig, Lauren Evans and Julie Orthner, gave the Eulogy. The Pallbearers were his good friends; Dana Bailey, Brian Kehrer, Fred Kelly, Lorne Orthner, Lorne Stapes and Bill Wingrove.
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- Catherine (nee Getz) December 20, 1923 - April 29, 2013. Catherine Padar, age 89, passed away in Estevan, Sask., on Monday, April 29, 2013. Catherine is survived by her children, Doreen (Gabriel) Horvath, Loretta Larson, Robbie Padar (Laura), Marilyn (Lloyd) Hansen, and Irene (Lee) Regan; grandchildren, Dwayne (April), Devin (Kristen), Melanie (Remi), Chad (Roxanne), Jolene (Nathan), Lonny, Korby, Judy, Rob (Crystal), Temple, Aura, and Crystal; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Philip (Eleanor) Getz, Sally (Hugh) Bayne, and Maryann (Peter) Epp; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Padar; and seven siblings. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Regina, Sask. by Rev. Ronald Andree. Interment will take place in Mary Queen of All Hearts Cemetery, Lestock, Sask.
- Elizabeth (nee Kecho). It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend on Friday, January 21, 2005 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Steve; daughter Irene Finleon; parents: Angela and Gabriel Kecho; sisters: Annie (Zigmond) Nemeth, Mary Labash, Ethel (Attie) Crammer, Helen (Russel) Reeme and Emma (Steve) Szovek; brothers: Julius, Steve, Gabriel and Jimmy (Christina) Kecho. Elizabeth is survived by her sons: Edwin, Ivan, Alex and Gary Padar; daughters: Shirley (David) Nault and Helen (Les) Kelln; sister-in-law Elizabeth Kecho; son-in-law Jim Finleon; grandchildren: Tania (Kevin) Gates, Renee Nault (Wayne), Aaron (Amanda) Nault, Mandy (David) Windecker, Derrick and Morgan Kelln; numerous great grandchildren , nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 1:00 PM in Mary Queen of Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK with Rev. Fr. W. Wojtkowiak OMI, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Lestock Cemetery.
- Steve. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather brother uncle and friend on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Steve was a farmer and enjoyed politics, playing cards, going for walks, driving to local towns, and socializing with friends and family. Predeceased by his parents Ivan and Anna Padar, his sisters Annie (Alex) Campbell and Mary (Joe) Szeles and brothers John and Ivan Padar; Steve is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughters; Irene (Jim) Finleon, Shirley (David) Nault and Helen (Les) Kelln; sons: Edwin, Ivan, Alex and Gary Padar; sisters: Rosie (Late Albert) Mihalicz, Elizabeth (Late Steve) Kecho, Helen (Late Joe) Mihalicz, Julia (Late Ernie) Granatier and Christina Padar; brother: Frank (Anne) Padar; sister-in-law: Kay Padar; grandchildren: Mandy, Derrick and Morgan Kelln, Tania Nault, Renne Nault (Wayne) and Aaron (Amanda) Nault; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK with Rev. Fr. W. Wojtkowiak OMI, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Lestock Cemetery.
- Jean. On Saturday, July 23, 2011, Jean Paling of Lestock, Sask., died in the Cupar & District Nursing Home. A private graveside service will be held in the Lestock cemetery. Jean is survived by her six children: Sylvia, Joan, Bruce, Larry, Shirlee and Kimberley as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
- Delbert Kenneth 'Kenny' passed away suddenly Monday, November 13, 2006. He was predeceased by his grandparents Lawrence Desjarlais and Josephine Pelletier, mother Evelyn Pelletier, infant brother Hubert G. Pelletier and uncle Arnold Desjarlais. He is survived by his wife Elaine, stepson Patrick Verner, stepfather Raymond Arcand, aunt Dorothy Pelletier, brother Calvin (Mel), sister Marlyn (Daniel) and numerous nieces and nephews. A Traditional wake will be held on Friday, November 17, 2006 commencing at 4:00 P.M. in the Lestock Town Hall, Lestock, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in Mary Queen of all Hearts R.C. Church in Lestock, with Rev. W. Wojtkowiak, OMI. Burial will follow in the Muskowekwan Cemetery.
- Mervin Joseph Lloyd, b July 17, 1944 in Lestock, Sask. passed away December 25, 2006 at the age of 62 years. Predeceased by his grandparents Josephine Pelletier/Lawrence Desjarlais/ Maurice and Gilbert Pelletier, aunt Evelyn Pelletier, uncle Arnold Desjarlais, sisters: Louise, Cecelia, Sherlyne, brother Joseph, three special godchildren, Kenny, Christina and Elvis. Survived by his mother Dorothy (Pelletier) Gunville, Lestock, Sask., his companion Cora Camepeau, brothers, Raymond and family, Percy (Maxine) and family, and his sisters Dellia (Sid) and family, Donna (Robert) and family, Loretta (Jerry) Nyland and family, and two special boys he raised, Ken (Jody) Keller and Calvin Severight also many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. A Wake will be held at the Lestock Town Hall on Thursday, December 28, 2006 commencing at 5:00 P.M. The Funeral will be held on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in the Lestock Cemetery, feast will follow after services. The Pelletier family and his boys would like to thank each and every one of you that helped us out in our time of need, the Lestock Hospital, Staff, and Muskowekwan First Nation.
- Robert Allan. It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Robert Allan Prince on April 28, 2014 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Al was born on January 1, 1931 in Lestock, SK to Charles Edward Prince (1975) and Edith (Pady) (2007). He was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Gerald; sister, Bertha (1982); and brother, Ed (2008). Al is survived by his wife, Virgina; daughter, Lois (Ken); son, Gerry; grandchildren, Pamela (Evan) and Trevor; great-grandchildren, Jocelynn, Kyden, Jasmyn; brother, Reg (Rose); sister-in-law, Gertie; brother-in-law, Howard McKenzie and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. On behalf of the Prince family, we would like to thank Units 3B and 4A at the Pasqua Hospital, the wonderful nurses, CCAs and Chaplain Jennifer at Grace Hospice for their compassion and care during a very difficult time. Cremation has taken place. A private family Interment will take place at a later date.
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- Allan Lorne. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Allan Lorne Ritchotte. Lorne is survived by his mother, Lillian Massecar, his father, Allan Ritchotte and stepdad, Earle Massecar, stepmom, Clara Ritchotte, brothers; Gary Akan, Gordon Merrick, Robert Merrick, Jerry Ritchotte and sisters; Sheran Ritchotte, Lorraine Merrick and Brenda Ritchotte and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins. Lorne will also be missed by many friends, Pastors and Ministers of the Gospel. The wake will start at 4:00 pm Tuesday July 17th and the service, Wednesday July 18th at 11:00am at the Lestock Community Hall in Lestock, SK, interment to follow.
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- John Albert (December 20, 1926 - May 16, 2011). John was born in Lestock, SK, and passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Regina, SK. John was predeceased by his parents, Tom & Liza (Pelletier) Sayer, his loving wife, Jean, brothers Alex & Kenny Sayer, son Garry Sayer. John is survived by sister Olive (Albert), brothers George, Leonard. His children Percy (Maxine), Merrieau (George), Cecilia (Chris), Barbara, Frank, Darwin, Stewart, Lemand, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends to numerous to mention. Prayers are at Lee's Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday May 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral Church at 1:00 p.m. on Friday May 20, 2011. Father Brian Meredith officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
- Mary Irene (nee Wolf) born November 23, 1937, passed away on July 27, 2006 and will now join her parents Alexander and Madeline (Akan) Wolf, brothers and sisters. A wake will be held at Lestock Town Hall on July 30, 2006 at 4:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Lestock Town Hall with Rev. Ronald Hooper Officiating.
- Joyce Jeanette Denise Marie (nee Orban) 1946 - 2013. It is with extreme sadness we announce that Joyce Jeanette Denise Marie Shaw, age 67, of Regina, SK, passed away suddenly on the morning of Saturday, April 27, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born January 14, 1946 in Lestock, Sk, the only child of Louis Jr. and Velma Orban. Joyce was a hard worker as well as a caring mother. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and camping. She loved baking and had many cookbooks and great recipes to choose from. She had a passion for reading and could be found with a book at most times. She is survived by her children Tyler Orban (Fiancee Christine), Paige Neumann (Paul), Kane Shaw and grandchildren Deacon Shaw and Gia Neumann, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. As per Joyce's wishes, she will be cremated. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Anne's Church in Arbury, SK at 2:00 p.m. on May 9, 2013. Her ashes will be laid to rest in the St. Anne's cemetery alongside her mother and father. Her children and their families would like to thank the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region staff for keeping her comfortable in the last few months of her life. She is and always will be loved and missed.
- Douglas Sinclair (1947 - 2014). It is with great sadness the family of Doug Sinclair announce his sudden passing in Regina, SK on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the age of 67 years. He was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Sinclair; brothers Lorne and Jim Sinclair; father-in-law Morris Poitras; and good friend Paul Lafontaine. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Lola; his children, Brad (Natalie), Ryan, Kiley (Larry), and Alicia (Aaron) Rodgers, as well as his twin daughters Sherry and Terry; his grandchildren Alexandra, Noah, Gabriel, and Taylor; his sisters Beatrice Ismond and Marlene Ermel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was born on January 20, 1947 in Lestock, SK. Doug was especially proud of his children and four grandchildren; he was a provincial champion snooker player, avid golfer and true friend. Doug brought a smile to everyone's face with his many stories and infectious laugh that could be heard from miles around. He loved to tease and joke with everyone. Prayers will be on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home on 2080 Victoria Ave East. The Funeral will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location, Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Lunch to follow at the Polish Club on 1925 Winnipeg St. A special thank you to the first responders and medical staff at Regina General Hospital for all of their help. God wanted to make the other angels laugh, so he called Doug home. He will be missed by many.
- Aldona. After a long rich life, our Babby passed away in Regina on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Born in Lithuania on May 19, 1919, her happy childhood was spent in the glow of Lithuanian independence. Following the chaos of World War II, she arrived in Montreal as a displaced person where she soon met another Lithuanian immigrant, Stasys (Stan). The vision of Tommy Douglas lured them to Saskatchewan and for the next thirty five years they lived in Abernathy, Lestock, and Esterhazy where Stan practiced medicine and they raised their daughters. After Stan died in 1985, she began a new adventure in Regina, delighting in her role as a Grandmother. Babby was a lover of linguistics, ideas, music, literature, bridge, politics, travel, and wine, and her great intellect was complimented by her common sense and mischievous love of life. Throughout her long life she made countless friends in all parts of the world. Babby will be forever in the hearts of her family, daughters, Maya (Keith) Moore, and Aldona (Brian) Torgunrud, and her beloved grandchildren, Stan, Anna, Katharine, Iris and Jeff. She was adamant that she not have a funeral service and that wish will be respected. In lieu of flowers in her memory please consider an act of kindness or a donation to someone in need. The family would like to thank the staff at Qu'Appelle House and recently Parkside Extendicare for so beautifully assisting her in her final journey.
- James Richard died peacefully on November 22, 2001 at the age of 81. Richard was born on the family farm near Lestock, Sask. and lived there all his life. Predeceased by his mother and father Barbara and John; brother John; brother Kenneth and wife Myrtle; sister-in-law Marjorie; brother Bill; sister Betty and her husband Henry Keep; brother-in-law Ed Adamson and sister Rona Viola; Richard is survived by his brother Henry; sisters Kay (Eldon) Bennet, and Dorothy Adamson; brother-in-law Bob Viola; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. He will be missed by all. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Jim's Farm on Suttill Road on Saturday, November 24, 2001 beginning at 1:00 P.M.
- Ivan Everett. It is with great sadness that the family of Ivan Everett Swanson announce his passing on January 15, 2014 at the Regina General Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Elise Swanson; brothers, Jim and Jack; his first wife, Evelyn; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Darwin and Tillie Nelson; brother-in-law, Ed Weinbender; and sister-in-law, Agnes Swanson. Ivan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Edith; stepson, Bernie Weinbender; granddaughter Stephanie (Tim) Harlodson; great grandsons, Iden and Ashlin; granddaughter, Shauna (Steve) Seymour; stepson Doug (Laurie) Weinbender; grandsons Monty, Ryley, and Jared (Kaley); great granddaughters, Alisha and Madison; granddaughter Cheralee (Chad) Placsko; great grandson, Birk; great granddaughter, McKenzie; sister-in-law, Darlene Hodgson; nephew Jim (Daylene) Weinbender; grandnephews, Duncan and Devin; niece, Lynn (Les) Smith; grandnephew and niece, Lee and Lisa; sister-in-law, Grace Swanson, and her children Carol, John, Laurie, Eric and their families; nephew Arthur (Adele) and family; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ivan was born in Lestock, SK on September 12, 1932. When he was 11 years old they moved to the farm south of Ernfold, SK. Ivan had a brief career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool's construction department in the late 50's, where he honed his carpentry skills. He returned to the farm and lived there until 1998. He married Evelyn Nelson on June 18, 1966. Their marriage lasted for 25 years until Evelyn's passing on May 23, 1992. Ivan then married Edith Weinbender on December 17, 1997. Our family knew Ivan as a kind, considerate neighbor, but we soon became to know him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Ivan was a immediate hit with the family due to his kind, gentle, unassuming nature and everyone looked forward to having a visit. He was a great mechanic and loved to fix up old cars and tractors. He could build anything with just an axe and hammer. When you least expected it, Ivan would start into a project and build himself a shed or garage, or restore and old relic into a classic vehicle. Ivan enjoyed auction sales, always coming home with his truck loaded with treasures. He loved farming and couldn't wait until spring so he could get out in his 1270 case tractor. He was always willing to help anyone out, and he hardly ever would ask for help in return. He had a good sense of humor, and loved to bug and tease. He enjoyed the simple things in life, like spending time with family, who were all so important to him. Ivan was a great man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. It is very hard to say good-bye, but we know the love we have for him, will mean he will be with us forever.
- Roderick John. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Rod, late of Lestock, Sk. on September 20, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents John and Doris Swenson, and brother Ivan Swenson. Rod leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Linda and son Shawn, sisters Carol Swenson, Linda Fai and grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kelliher School gym.
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- Anne (nee Hido) passed away peacefully on June 23, 2013 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Annie was born May 25, 1924 to Steve and Rozalia Hido of Lestock, Sask. As a young lady she moved to Hamilton, Ontario to work. There she met Louis Toth. Anne and Louis were married in 1943. After the war they moved back to Saskatchewan and bought a farm near Lestock. They raised four children, Irene (Garry Woytas), Leonard (Margaret), Shirley (Garry Sturgeon), and Steve. They later moved to Regina, where Anne worked at Pasqua Hospital. Although quiet and reserved by nature, she had a warm smile and seemed gifted at making friends with anyone who would smile back. Louis passed away in 1988 and Anne later moved to Hamilton Plaza, where she stayed until moving to Saskatoon in 2009 to be closer to her daughter. She leaves two sisters, Rose and Margaret, four children, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and countless friends and extended family. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. , both at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church (5020 - 7th Avenue), Regina. Rite of Committal will follow at the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina
- Elmer Charles (1928 - 2011). It is with great sadness, for he will be missed, but happiness for a life well lived that we announce the passing of Elmer Charles Toth on July 11th, 2011. Elmer was born to Victoria (Hordos) and Steve Toth in 1928. He was the 8th child of 11 children. Elmer lived his early life at the family farm near Lestock. He attended high school at Campion College completing Grade 13. At this time he was called home to help on the farm ending his hopes for a University education. He moved to Regina in 1951 and found employment with the CNR. In 1954 he married the love of his life, Yolanda (Lanie) Toth (no they were not related). They had 6 children; Darrell, Catherine, Steven, Michael (deceased at birth), Wayne, David (deceased at birth). Elmer continued his education throughout his married life and spent the better part of his working career with the Department of Public Works managing federal facilities in Regina. Elmer was an incredibly talented man. There was no task at which he did not excel, be it building a house, pouring concrete, building furniture or fixing and repairing all manner of things, mechanical or electrical. He was a natural born teacher and ably and happily passed his knowledge and skills along to his children and grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Yolanda (Lanie); his children Darrell (Nori), Cathy (Richard), Steven (Lucy) and Wayne (Maureen); his grandchildren, Jeff (Sara), Josh (Danica), Stephanie (Quang), Christina (Andrew), Matthew, Mychal, Riley, and Logan (Kayla); his great grandchildren, Harriet, Rosie, Sadie, Merideth, Marlow and Oliver, as well as his brothers Louis (Maureen), Jim, Les (Rita) and his sisters Betty and Helen (Merv). Elmer loved well and in return was well loved. He lives on in our hearts and minds. Prayers will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue. Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Trinity R.C. Church at 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK. Private Interment to follow.
- James Steve Toth of Lestock, Sask., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2012 two weeks from his 90th birthday at his home surrounded by his loving family and grandchildren. James was born to Victoria (nee Hordos) and Steve Toth in 1922. He was the sixth child of 12 children. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret in 2005, daughter Elizabeth in 1999, infant son Steven in 1961, parents Steve and Victoria, sisters Victoria, Anne, Mary, Betty and brothers Joe, Steve, John, and Elmer. James is survived by his sons James (Dianne); Leslie; Joseph (Bernice); daughter Margaret (Robert); son-in-law Stephen (Margot); grandchildren Tania (Michael), Leigh-Ann, Chyndelle, Adryan, Kerynn; Melissa (Dave), Jessica, Sara, Brianne; Jennifer (Adam), Joel, Janel; Shaylene, Christopher; Christopher, Kaitlin and Victoria; great-grandchildren Tyia, Kai, Emily, Brayden, Erica, Taylor and Walker; brothers Louis (Maureen), Les (Rita), sister Helen (Merve) and sister-in-law Yolanda as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. James had a very strong passion for his family. His wife and children were the most important people in his life. James was born, raised and lived on the family homestead farm near Lestock, Sask, within a short walking distance from the Roman Catholic Parish St. Elizabeth. He operated a mixed farm with his father until 1951 when he took over the full operation from his father. Jamesís passion in farming was growing various grains, livestock and poultry, proudly supplying the needs for his family. He accomplished this through many challenging tasks including being the daily weatherman and most of all operating the family farm as a successful astute businessman for fifty eight years. Each time he drove his John Deere tractor you would always see the big grin James had, but nothing could surpass his love and devotion for his family and generosity of spirit. James was deeply loved and he will be very dearly missed by all. Prayers will be held at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Rd, Regina, Saskatchewan with Rev. Steve Bill, celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Magyar, SK, with Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowaik, OMI. Thank-you to all the 'We Care Home Health Services Special Care Aide' professionals for always being there for him with loving compassionate care and really making him feel at home in Bethal Manor in Regina. To the Regina Health Paramedics, the Regina General Hospital Emergency Medical Staff, and the surgeons and medical team in ward 3 CCU and CSU at the Regina General Hospital, thank-you for all your professional medical care and support.
- Louis Ernest. In the early hours of Sunday, February 9, 2014, Louis Ernest Toth passed peacefully into eternal life, while at home. Louis was born on the farm South West of Lestock on February 18, 1926, the eighth child of Steve and Victoria Toth. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Mary Kish-Varga, Anne Melenchuk, Elizabeth Melenchuk and Victoria (infancy); and brothers Steve, Joseph, John, James, and Elmer. Louis leaves to mourn his loving wife Maureen; children, Edwin, Donna, Laura (Kurt) Gulash and Kevin (Cara); grandchildren, Sarah, Jessica, Emily and Matthew Gulash; Abby and Ashlyn Toth; brother Les (Rita); sister Helen (Merv) Kealey; and sister-in-law Yolanda Toth. Louis graduated from the U of S in Electrical Engineering in 1952 and began work with Saskatchewan Government Telephones (SaskTel) and with the exception of 4 years with BC-Tel, he worked his entire career with SaskTel retiring in 1983. He was one of the engineers who helped test and install the microwave towers in Saskatchewan in the late 1950's. Late in his career Louis was heavily involved in the Planning Department and with future community development of underground communication infrastructure. After retiring from his first career, he became Warehouse Supervisor at the Regina Food Bank for seven years and later, an Investment Representative for 10 years. Throughout his life, Louis volunteered in many organizations and was an active lifetime member; of the Knights of Columbus, Telephone Pioneers and the Association of Professional Engineers. Louis was definitely an engineer at home, with his brilliance, he was able to fix or modify anything so it would have new life. Louis enjoyed woodwork, golfing, gardening, fishing and many more outdoor activities. Later in his life he focused on his faith and family. He was a key member of the founding group in the development of the Vocation Program in the Elementary Schools associated with Holy Trinity Parish. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 5020 Sherwood Drive, Regina on Friday February 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ron Andree presiding. Private interment will take place in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Margaret (nee Pal) of Lestock, Sask., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the age of 63 years, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her beloved infant son Steven and daughter Elizabeth. Margaret is survived by her loving husband James of nearly 47 years, sons James (Dianne); Leslie (Lara); Joseph (Bernice); daughter Margaret (Robert); son in law Stephen; grandchildren Tania, Leigh-Ann, Chyndelle, Adryan, Kerynn; Melissa, Jessica, Sara, Brianne, Sara, Jesse, Abigail; Jennifer, Joel, Janel; Shaylene, Christopher; Christopher, Kaitlin and Victoria; and her parents, three brothers as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was born in Hungary in 1942 and immigrated to the Cupar area in 1956. Margaret and James were married April 26, 1958 and settled in the Lestock area where they farmed and raised their family. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing trees, vegetables and most especially her flowers. Her real joy though was in her family, her husband, children and grandchildren, who she always had time for. She found meaning in everyday life and filled hers with acts of kindness, enjoyable times with friends and memorable gatherings with family. Margaret will always be remembered as a selfless friend, devoted mother and a loving grandma to the many that will dearly miss her wonderful spirit and positive outlook on life. The Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, 415 Touchwood Hills Avenue, Lestock, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church, with Rev. W. Wojtkowiak, OMI, celebrant. The Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery.
- John was born on July 3, 1913 in South Bend, Indiana and passed away on June 6, 2005 in Saskatoon, SK. John leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Janet (Eric) Anderson of North Battleford; son, Garry (Elly) Tulipan of Ottawa; grandchildren: Tanya and Kim Tulipan, Nathan (Debi) Anderson, Guy (Susan) Anderson and Joan Anderson; great grandchildren: Iraleigh, Kelti, Cordell and Joel. John was predeceased by his wife, Susan; parents, Nicholas and Julia; brother, Nick; and by his sister, Julia. John was born in Indiana. He returned with his parents to Hungary and then immigrated to Canada in 1927 where he settled in the Lestock area and farmed until 1973. John and his wife retired from farming and moved to Regina. John later moved to North Battleford in 2001 due to health issues. A Memorial Service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m.
- Emma (nee Nagy) April 6, 1927 – March 28, 2016. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Emma at Tudor Manor in Okotoks, AB. She was born in a farmhouse in rural Lestock, Saskatchewan on April 6, 1927. Emma was predeceased by her parents Frank and Mary Nagy, husband George and daughter Midge. She is survived by her siblings Joe, Mary (Wootten), Al (Joyce Gardner) and Eugene (Verna) Nagy, daughter Michelle (David) Vollhoffer and son Bill (Deb McKay) Tuttosi. She was blessed to have several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous relatives and friends. Emma's love of flowers, gardening, music, cooking and home decorating brought her great joy. Emma had an interesting life and one lived and filled with the Catholic faith. She will be missed and always loved. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard SW, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Punnichy Community Cemetery at a later date.
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- Elizabeth (nee Chubak) was born November 17, 1920 in Damocz, Hungary. She came to Lestock in 1929 with her mother Anna Chubak and her sister Ilona to join her father Jeno Chubak, who had emigrated in 1925. Elizabeth graduated from Lestock School with plans to attend nursing school. Her mothers early death curtailed these plans due to her desire to help with the care and raising of her younger siblings. In 1941 she married Joseph Vass in Mary Queen of All Hearts Church in Lestock. They farmed near Lestock until 1947 when Joseph and his brothers built the garage. Elizabeth and Joseph operated the business together until the mid 1960's when Elizabeth took over the sole responsibility. For the next 37 years she was a successful farm equipment dealer with the assistance of her sons Chuck and Rod. In addition, she helped develop their extensive farming operation. She always had a love of land and growing things. Elizabeth was fortunate to remain active in the business she loved until 3 months before her death. She always enjoyed a special relationship with her customers who were also her friends. Elizabeth valued education so much that three of her children became teachers. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, her sister Ilona and her husband Joseph. She is survived by: her sisters Anne (Roy) Huartson, Violet Gendur and her brother Eugene (Pat) Chubak; her children Edward (Janice), Dianna (Bernard), Dennis (Joyce), Sylvia (Robert), Chuck (Susan) and Rod (Karen); her grandchildren Berkley and Marty (Jamie) Sells, Solly and Steven Vass, Kristen, Karilyn and Evan Vass and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers at Lestock Mary Queen of all Hearts R.C. Church, Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. Ceremony is Saturday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m.
- George Vass Sr. of Lestock, SK passed away peacefully at Silver Heights Special Care Home, Raymore, SK on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the age of 82 years. George will be lovingly remembered by his children, Priscilla (John) Kaczmar, George (Debbie) Vass, Barb (Peter) Brand and Jeff (Danit) Vass; grandchildren, Jordan, Alyssa, Curtis, Terrance, Andrew, James and Nick, as well as numerous relatives. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, August 4, 2008 at Mary Queen of Hearts R.C. Parish, Lestock, SK with Fr. Wojciech Wojtkowiak as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery.
- George. On Monday, August 1, 2005 George Volman, formerly of Lestock, SK, passed away at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his father Joseph; brothers and sisters: Adam, Andrew and Margaret in infancy; Steve, Joe, Alex (Helen), John and Mike. George is survived by his mother Theresa in Pioneer Village; brother and sisters: Magdalene Sekel, Rosa Seglie and Alfred; sister-in-law Margaret Volman and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. George was born on December 11, 1928 in Southey, SK and was raised on the family farm in Lestock. He attended George's School. George farmed his whole life with his brother Joe until his health wouldn't allow him to. In 2000 he built George Volman and Brothers Museum in Leross, SK. In March of 2001 he suffered a stroke and moved to Regina and lived with his brother Alfred. George enjoyed farming, building antique toys, bread making and took great pride in his museum. Prayers will be said on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 7:00 PM in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Francis Nagy leading. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 11:00 AM in Mary Queen of all Hearts R.C. Church, Lestock, SK with Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak OMI, celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lestock, SK.
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- Blanche (nee Thibodeau) June 21, 1932 - February 11, 2014. We're going to miss Blanche, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Blanche was born in Lestock, SK on June 21, 1932. Her early years were spent on the family farm where she developed her strong work ethic. She graduated from the Grey Nuns School of Nursing and married her high school sweetheart, John Waters. For the next few years she worked as a nurse at Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina and later in Saskatoon. Over the next many decades she combined nursing and raising her three boys Greg, Murray and Bob of whom she was very proud. She also spent a great deal of time volunteering at the Palliative Care Unit in St. Paul's Hospital, the Friendship Inn, Bishops Appeal, and other charitable organizations. Blanche was an exceptionally kind and compassionate person who always wore a smile. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm and willingness to help others. The family cabin at Emma Lake was a source of many happy memories. She is survived by the love of her life, John Waters, to whom she was married for nearly 60 years; sons, Greg (Camille), Murray (Sandy), Bob (Carol); grandchildren, Riley, Keegan, Kaylen, Trevor, Hailey (Jordan), Christian, Taylor, Janelle, Aaron; great-grandchildren, Kayden, Branden, Lillian; Brother, Bernard Thibodeau (Audrey); Sister, Marie Lefrancois (Guy); nieces and nephews, Shelley, Jodie, Scott, Laurier, Claire, Remi, Janice; brother-in-law, Ted Waters (Ellen). Blanche was predeceased by her brother, Lornie, and her father and mother, Bruno and Marjorie Thibodeau. The Vigil for Blanche will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (8th St. & Broadway) at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14th. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15th. The family wishes to thank Dr. Viv Walker and the staff at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion.
- Clarence Peter. On Sunday, March 31, 2002 Clarence Peter Windigo, late of Lestock, Sask., passed away at the age of 45 years. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Victorine Windigo, brothers Vincent, Mark, Alex and Thomas and sisters Angelina and Rita. Clarence is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Delores Windigo; children Dale, Robin, Carol, Jordan, Rodney and Morgan; grandchildren Jussara, Paris, Hanna, Monique, Camry, Thomas, Nelson,Cohen, Blade and Tonisha; godchild Tanya; brother Brian (Gloria); sisters Hilda and Anne as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at Lestock Town Hall, Lestock, SK with Rev. Ron Hooper and Pastor William Pinacie, officiating. The Burial will follow in Muskowekwan Cemetery. A Wake will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 4:00 P.M. in the Lestock Town Hall. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Regina General Hospital Renal Unit.
- Violet Denomie Windigo (March 22, 1919 – September 12, 2013). Violet passed away peacefully on September 12, 2013, at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her first husband Solomon Windigo; second husband Joseph Denomie; her parents Joseph Robillard and Emma Lafontaine; son Albert Windigo; daughter-in-law Katherine Windigo; brothers John and Tony; sisters Harriet and Mary; special friends Mary Fisher and Mary McKenzie. Violet is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchilden, and great-great grandchildren. Violet loved sewing and her hand made quilts are treasured family possessions. She also enjoyed providing lunches for family and friends and no one ever went hungry. Wake will be held in the Band Hall of the Muskowekwan First Nation, Sask., Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 4:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Queen of All Hearts R.C. Church in Lestock, SK., on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
- Bertha Martha passed away suddenly on September 27, 2006 at Lestock, SK. Bertha was born on January 26, 1925 in Fishing Lake. Predeceased by parents Ambrose & Virginia Wolfe, and husband David Campeau. Siblings; Lena, Walter, William & Lawrence Wolfe and 8 other brother and sisters. Nephews; Glen, Robert, Bryce, nieces; Pricilla and Cheryl. Granddaughter; Tricia Desjarlais and Grandson; Jeromy Desjarlais. Survived by her children; Shirley (Buck), Eleanor (Wes), Delbert (Vanessa), Beverley, Reggie, Terry (Melanie). Nephews; Mervin, Phillip, Ambrose, Marcel Wolfe and Dexter Severight. Neices; Joyce, Doris, Theresa Severight. Grandchildren; Merlin, Dean, Brian, Brad, Thona, Robbie, Colin, Tiffany, Kamala, Tasheena, Verena, Selina, Darion, Zarina, Roddrick, Teralyn, Kristin, Courtney, Tyrus, Ryland, Shealyn, Tyrill, Summer, Greg, Sasha, Vencia, Jessica, Tina and 18 great grandchildren. The wake will be held on September 29, 2006 at Muskowekwan Band Hall. A traditional & catholic service will be held at the hall on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 2:00 pm.
- Gerald Charles. On Sunday, August 19, 2001 Gerald Charles Wolfe, late of Muskowekwan First Nation, Lestock, Sask., passed away at the age of 15 years. The Wake will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 commencing at 3:00 P.M. in the Muskowekwan Band Hall. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the Muskowekwan Band Hall with Elder Joe T. Desjarlais, officiating. The Burial will follow in the Muskowekwan Cemetery.
- Julius Vincint. In loving memory of Julius Vencent Wolfe who went on to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, passed away November, 5, 2001. Born June 26, 1945 Lestock, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Madeline Wolfe. Brother Edward (Ollie), Sisters, Vicky, Rose, Shirley, Marge, Delima, Maryjane (Mouse). He leaves to mourn his loving wife Christine Wolfe, Cardston, AB. Also survived by his brother Ray (Marge) Wolfe, Brocket, AB; Sister Irene Sayer, Regina, Sask.; and his children Brent, Randall (Colleen), Rodney, Erin, Baby Jules, Morgan, Chyenne and his Grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Julius lived on and off his first nation reserve. He served as a band councilor, as well as a welfare administrator. He met a lot of people and had a lot of friends who shared the laughter, and entertainment in his life. He'll also be remembered for his music playing and singing, his country band "The Native Down Beats". A wake will be held in the Lestock town hall Friday, November 9, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 10, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. Officiating Rev. Ron Hooper, Rev. Jack Curlyrider. Interment to follow at the Muskowekwan cemetery.
- Robert John, born January 26, 1947 passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 30, 2004. Predeased by his grandfather Ambrose Wolfe (1936), grandmother Virginia Wolfe (1974), mother Lena Wolfe (1995), brother infancy, nephew Sheldon Irwin (1994), niece Tricia Lynn Desjarlais (1995), maternal uncles; Lawrence, Walter, William & Aunt Margaret, nine other uncles and aunts who passed on in the early century, uncle David Campeau (1999), cousins; Bryce (1981), Pricilla (1981) & Julius (2001) mother-in-law Theresa Windigo (2000), father-in-law Alex Windigo (1997). Survived by; his loving companion Lana Windigo-Wolfe, sons; Robert Wolfe, Jon Wolfe, Robert (Candy) Pelletier, daughters; Leslie Wolfe, Erica Wolfe, Deanna & Brittany Windigo, brothers; Mervyn (Marge) Wolfe, Phillip (Elaine) Wolfe, Ambrose Wolfe, special sister; Shirley (Buck) Wolfe-Keller, nephews; Barry (Iris), Derek, Preston (Lana) Irwin, Arron, nieces; Valerie Wolfe, Vanessa Firtana, Juanita Wolfe, April Roper, Katrina Keller, Karissa Wolfe, grandchildren; Schyular, Dustin & Shaneece. Only Surviving Aunt Bertha M. Wolfe, cousins; Delbert, Terry, Reggie, Beverley, Eleanor (Wes) Paul, Joyce & Doris Severight, Glen & Marcel Wolfe, Ray (Marge) Wolfe, Irene Sayer. Nephews; Brad (Arlene) Desjarlais, Brian & Robbie Desjarlais, Merlin, Dean, Colin & Roderick Wolfe. Nieces; Thona (Barry) Longneck, Kamala, Tiffany, Tasheena Wolfe. Grandchildren; Kaydee, John, Barry Jr, Ashley, Chelsea, Satarrah, Brooke, Courage, Ashton, Pheonix, Joelyn, Rebecca, Brendan, Eric, and many more family and friends. Wake on Friday, October 1, 2004. Funeral Services will be held on October 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Lestock Town Hall with Bernard Jack officiating.
- Wanda. On Saturday, December 9, 2000, Wanda Wolfe, late of Lestock, Sask., passed away at the age of 35 years. Predeceased by her daughter, Adrian and her son Danial; father, Edward; brother, Clayton and sister Debra. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Pambrun; mother Marion Wolfe; sisters; Myrna Pelletier, Rhonda Wolfe and Mildred Wolfe; brothers; Roy, Arlen, Ruben and Emery Wolfe; grandmother, Theresa Hunter; and by numerous nieces and nephews whom all loved her dearly and she loved them dearly. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. from the Muskowekwan Band Hall with Elder Albert Oochoo officiating. Interment will be held in the Muskowekwan cemetery. A wake will be held in the Muskowekwan Band Hall on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 10:00 a.m.
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- James 1938 - 2009. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James 'Jim' Yasinowski, beloved husband of Nancy (nee Achtemichuk), on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Lake Havasu, AZ. James is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy; his brother-in-law, Merv Achtemichuk, Saskatoon; sister, Margaret Longworth and family, Edmonton; Uncles Russell (Anne) Yasinowski, Canora, SK, Walter Yasinowski, Penticton, BC; Aunties Nettie (Bill) Goble and Elsie Siganski, Saskatoon and Mary (Pete) Pryputniski, Scarborough, ON; numerous cousins and extended family, Vickie Fernets, Lou and Alison Baudru; and very special friends, Betty Schnoor and family, Mary Obrodovich and family, Beverly and Alvin Halbauer, Ken and Rose Hogg, Jason and Shelley Davis and family, Daryl and Myrna Bourk, John and Maureen Leclaire and family, all of Saskatoon; Les and Lori Tenning, Lawrence and Shelley Sacharuk and family, Jean Sacharuk, all of Kelowna, BC; Ron Duthie of Usk, WA; and all others who knew and loved James. Jim was predeceased by his parents, John and Tillie Yasinowski; in-laws, John and Ann Achtemichuk; grandparents, James and Mary Evanski, and Dmytro and Emily Yasinowski; brother-in-law, Mel Longworth; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins. Jim was born in Lestock, SK on May 4, 1938, moving to Saskatoon in 1948. He met the love of his life Nancy and they were married on September 3, 1960. Jim worked at various jobs. In 1972 he began working at Federated Co-operatives Limited, serving in various capacities until his retirement in May 1998. Jim was a man of deep Christian faith of the Orthodox Church. He loved God and all His creation. Jim was blessed with many talents. He loved working with his hands and there was no project that he would not tackle, whether it was woodworking, plumbing, or electrical. He was known by many as Mr. Fix it or Jim the Tool Man. He was always ready to lend a helping hand at any moment to anyone in need. Jim and Nancy loved to travel and visited many places in the world. They were members of the Saskatoon Prairie Lily RV Club for 16 years, making many new friendships. Since retiring they spent several winter months each year traveling to Arizona in their RV, where they enjoyed hiking on desert trails, boating on the Colorado River, and meeting up with the many friends they made over the years. Jim was a dedicated volunteer at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada in Saskatoon, which held a special place in his heart. As well Jim enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, and loved gatherings with friends and family. He was an avid reader, liked to sketch, and especially loved working in his backyard enjoying the nature around him. This gave him an opportunity for the quiet times he enjoyed. The Trisagion Prayers of Mercy will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at the St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church, 821 Avenue E North, Saskatoon. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. N. Bernard Funk. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery.
- Tillie (nee Evanski). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tillie Yasinowski of Saskatoon at St. Paul's Hospital on July 26, 2007, at the age of 92. Tillie is survived by her son, James and daughter-in-law, Nancy Yasinowski of Saskatoon; daughter, Margaret Longworth of Edmonton; two sisters, Elsie Siganski and Nettie (Bill) Gobel of Saskatoon; as well as her extended family, Merv Achtemichuk, Lou and Alison Baudru, and Vickie Fernets, all of Saskatoon; five sisters-in-law, Anne, Stella, Mae, Angela and Mary; two brothers-in-law, Walter and Russell; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband, John in 1977; parents, James and Mary Evanski; sisters, Annie Tkachuk, Polly Kowalchuk and Maggie Evanski; brothers, Mike and Max Evanski; and son-in-law, Mel Longworth. Tillie resided in Bankend, SK until her marriage in 1936, when she moved to Lestock with her husband John to take up farming and in 1946 they moved to Saskatoon. Mom was an avid gardener and took pride in sharing the fruits of her labor with family, friends and neighbors, as well as doing a lot of canning and preserving. The kettle was always on and everyone was welcome. Mom loved to entertain and was an excellent cook, making a lot of wonderful ethnic dishes for many different occasions and there was always room for one more at the table. Mom was a very kind person and always willing to give a helping hand to people in need. She was an excellent seamstress and her hobbies were puzzles in general, crocheting and knitting (her knitted booties went to many corners of the world). She loved to travel with her family, and made several trips to places such as Arizona, Mexico, Hawaii and Venezuela. Prayers will be held on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.
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