Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Sandra Lee (nee Comba). We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother Sandra Lee Andersen on April 7, 2013. Sandra lived a full and joyful life that was ended by a short battle with cancer. Sandra is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters Teri-Lin Hibbert (Scott), Tracy Dakis and Tricia Andersen. Sandra's greatest joys were her grandchildren, Jordan and Carter Hibbert, Asyalee and Grayson Dakis and Ava Andersen. Sandra is also survived by her siblings Maureen Tittemore, Linda (Dave) Comba, Robert (Barb) Comba, Pat (Valerie) Comba and her Stepfather Palmer Unseth. Sandra was predeceased by her mother Theresa Unseth and father Miner Comba, brother Merle (Eileen) Comba, sister Collene Woolsey. Sandra was born in Craik, Sk on August 28, 1944. She grew up in Liberty, Sk. Sandra attended Teacher's College in Regina and then started her career and family in Young, Sk. Sandra educated many children from Young to Holdfast to Unity and then finally retiring after 25 years of teaching in Eston, Sk. Sandra was heavily involved in every community she joined. Sandra was honoured as Eston's Citizen of the Year in 2003 for her extensive volunteer hours and contributions. Sandra moved back to Regina in 2005, where she passed the time thoroughly enjoying her grandchildren. In an expression of sympathy, a donation of children's books will be collected at the service and donated in Mom's name to a local school. And if there are any spelling or grammatical errors in this obituary. Sorry Mom, for once you can't correct us! Service will be held at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK, Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
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- Horace Everett Bill Babcock, aged 88 years of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2006. Bill was born on December 30, 1917 in Melfort. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Eda Babcock, a daughter Audrey Colleen in 1956, seven sisters and three brothers. Bill attended Carrot River and Melfort schools. He worked for General Motors in St. Catherines, Ontario, returning to Saskatchewan to join the South Saskatchewan Regiment. He served 4 years in WWII. Bill was wounded in France and returned to Canada. He later worked for Sask Wheat Pool for 32 years building elevators and annexes. In 1964, he became supervisor of repair in the Moose Jaw district. Bill leaves to mourn his wife of 52 years, Shirley and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel, Moose Jaw with Major Don Law officiating. Burial will take place in Liberty Cemetery. Legion rites will be conducted by Gordon Martell of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 59.
- Claude Norman. On Wednesday Dec. 6, 2000, Claude Norman Beaton of Liberty, SK passed away at the age of 80 years. The Funeral Service will be held in Liberty Community Hall on Monday Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Beaton was predeceased by his two sons George and Larry, grandson Darcy, brother Welland, parents, Norman and Ruby (Gilmore) and a step father Harry Howell. He is survived by his wife Hazel, one son Gerald (Shirley) Beaton, and 5 daughters, Faye (Don) Anderson, Donna (Earl) Baht, Linda (Allan) Van damme, Bonnie Beaton (Daryl Poitras), Cyndy Beaton; daughter in law Donna Beaton, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and by a sister Mrs. Winifred Baird.
- Hazel Olive Beaton, aged 85 years, of Liberty, SK passed away at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, SK on Thursday Dec. 21, 2006. Hazel was born Sept 2, 1921 in Liberty SK to George & Julia Docken. She was the oldest of 3 children. Hazel took all of her schooling & graduated in Liberty. Hazel married Claude Beaton on Mar. 21, 1941. They settled on the farm on the east side of Liberty. Here they raised their family of 8, who kept them very busy with all kinds of activities such as hockey, skating, swimming, piano, Sunday School, CGIT to name a few. Hazel was a loving, kind hardworking, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother & friend. She enjoyed cooking & baking which she did with a real passion. Family & friends always enjoyed the great smells & succulent food that came from her kitchen. With 8 children & sometimes 6 hired men, cooking was no small task, it was a full time job. Hazel always found time to be active in her community, serving many years on the Liberty Hall Board & local rink board. She was an active & life long member of the United Church & U.C.W. In 1975, Claude & Hazel moved into their new home in Liberty. With retirement on their minds, they began travelling. They travelled extensively throughout Canada & U.S.A looking for their ideal winter retirement location. They spent some time in Florida, Texas, Hawaii & California before eventually settling in Mesa, Arizona for 35 years as Winter Snowbirds! They also travelled to Mexico, Alaska & took a Caribbean Cruise. Hazel enjoyed her retirement years. She also enjoyed dancing & entertaining in her home. She was an avid bingo player & loved the bright lights of the Casino especially trying to beat the one armed bandits. She enjoyed her Card games with friends, crosswords & word search. Hazel enjoyed all the special events in her life such as: weddings, special anniversaries, births, grads & family reunions. Claude & Hazel enjoyed 59 years together. Hazel's greatest love was her family. In her later years, spending time with her grandchildren & great grandchildren gave her great pleasure. They were the apple of her eye & her pride and joy. It brought her peace and happiness, her biggest & brightest smiles came when those children walked through her door. In Dec.2004, she became a resident of the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial. She enjoyed the company of family, friends, residents & staff who visited her in her new home. She enjoyed her day trips out of the facility in the sunshine, drives in the country, meals at the lake in July with family of course her weekly/monthly visits to the Regina Casino where she could visit old friends, with her last trip there on Nov. 17/06. Hazel was predeceased by her parents: George & Julia, her husband Claude (2000), sons: George & Larry, son in law Alan VanDamme, grandson Darcy Anderson, brother Gordon Docken & infant great grand daughter Cacia Baht. Hazel is survived by her loving family: son Gerald (Shirley), daughters: Faye (Don) Anderson, Donna (Earl) Baht, Linda VanDamme, Bonnie Beaton (Darrell Poitras), Cyndy Beaton & daughter in law Donna Beaton, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, sister June Esaw, brothers in law: John Esaw & Harold Baird, sisters in law Joyce Docken & Winnifred Baird as well as numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. Hazel affected many lives & she will be missed very much by all who knew her. There will be an interment at the Liberty Cemetery at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, May 5/07 followed by A Celebration of Hazel's Life at 11:30 a.m. in the Liberty Hall, Liberty SK.
- Marjorie Belle. The death of Marjorie Belle Brightwell aged 81 years formerly of the Liberty district, occurred at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB on Friday, November 8th, 2002. A Graveside Service will take place in the Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, SK on Saturday, November 30th at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Tea will follow in the Liberty Memorial Hall at 2:30 p.m.
- Delmar Thomas Busche aged 83 years of Regina, SK. and formerly of the Liberty District passed away peacefully at the Pioneer Village Care Home in Regina on Friday May 10, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held in Bethel United Church Libery, SK. on Tuesday May 14, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Marilyn Keerak. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Del was predeceased by parents Ley & Helen Busche; brothers, Harold, Ralph and Roy and twin brother Ray; grandson Max Del is survived by his loving wife of close to 60 years Leona; son Lyn (Terry) of Calgary, Connie (Don) Saelhof of Regina; grandchildren Michael of Kingston, ON., and Jileon of Regina; sister, Mrs. Alice Thompson; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Leona (nee McCrea) passed away peacefully into the evening surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the age 88. She was predeceased by her husband Delmar in 2002 and her grandson Max in 1990. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Connie (Don), son Lyn, grandchildren Michael (Lisa) and Jileon as well as her three sisters (Evelyn, Mildred, Ella) and numerous other family and friends. A funeral service to celebrate Leona's life will be held Friday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in Liberty United Church with lunch to follow at the Liberty Hall.
- Lyn Del. It's with great sadness and after a brave battle with cancer that we announce the passing of Lyn Busche, Monday December 29, 2008 at Grace Hospice, Regina, Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his parents Del and Leona Busche and his nephew Max Saelhof. A celebration of Lyn's life will take place Friday January 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Memorial Hall. Lyn was a genuine cowboy who was always true to himself. He was always noticeable in his cowboy hat and unique western style which set him apart. He loved animals, farming, and driving truck. He had a passion for horse racing, farmers markets, truck stops, and could always find a bargain. He was a member of the Liberty Optimist Club and Liberty Service Club. He was a real individual whose kind and loving nature meant he would lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He will be missed by his sister Connie, brother in-law Don, nephew Mike, niece Jil, step-daughters Robynn and Andrea and grandchildren William, Kendra, Trista, Macintosh and many friends.
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- Eileen Rhoda (nee Jones) of Liberty, Sk. passed away on November 2, 2011 at the age of 82 after suffering with Alzheimer's for a number of years. She was born in Dinsmore, Sk on June 29, 1929. She was predeceased by her husband Merrill in 2008, father, Fred Jones, brother-in-law Jim Tittemore, sister-in-laws, Collene Woolsey and Joyce Jones. She is survived by her daughters Carol (Gord) MacMurchy, Brenda (Glen) Measner. Grandchildren, Todd (Kari) MacMurchy, Tyler (Heather) MacMurchy, Stacey and Mike Measner. Greatgrandchildren, Ella & Landyn, Logan and Sawyer, her brother Walter Jones and sisters-in-law, Maureen Tittemore, Sandra Andersen, Linda (Dave) Comba, brothers-in-law Robert (Barb) and Pat (Valerie) Comba and nieces, nephews and cousins. Mom moved to Liberty to start her working career, which is how she met Dad who she was married to for 58 years. She is best remembered as operating the local switchboard in her home for over 25 years. Upon retiring from the telephones, she worked at Liberty Hotel for many years, serving up delicious meals to many. Mom & Dad then started up and operated Liberty Greenhouses till 2007. Dad & Mom travelled extensively throughout Canada with their trailer, making many friends along the way. Mom was a warm, friendly and giving woman who always had time for all, especially her family. Cremation has taken place and Memorial service with be at a later date. Our sincere thanks to the Dr's. and staff for the superior care given to Mom while she was a resident there. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
- Merrill Minor, aged 79 years, of Liberty, SK passed away peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents Minor and Jean, sister Colleen, brother-in-law Jim Tittemore, stepmother Terry. Merrill is survived by his loving wife Eileen; daughters Carol (Gord) MacMurchy, Brenda (Glen) Measner; grandchildren Todd (Kari), Tyler (Heather), Stacey, Mike (Jody); great-granddaughter Ella; sisters Maureen Tittemore, Sandra Andersen, Linda (Dave) Comba; brothers Robert (Barb) and Pat (Valerie) Comba; brother-in-law Wally (Joyce) Jones; and many nieces and nephews. Merrill was very active in the community, had a big personality and a great love for life. He worked hard at many jobs including driving School bus, Liberty Hotel bartender and owner of Liberty Greenhouses. The Memorial Service will be held in the Liberty Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating.
- Mabel Irene Coward age 94 of Moose Jaw, passed away suddenly on September 13, 2002. Born at Liberty, SK, Mabel attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and taught school until she met and married Ralph Coward. She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph; son, Dennis and daughter, Gladys. She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie - Penticton; son, Bill - Weyburn; as well as eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, corner of Thatcher Drive and Mulberry Lane, on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 1:30 pm. Reg McKee will officiate. Memorialization will take place at a later date.
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- Jean (September 5, 1926 - November 12, 2013). Jean, late of Liberty, SK passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband John Dornian. Jean is survived by her son James Dornian (Octavie Nienkirk) and grandchildren, Tony, Chelsa, Clayton and Amber; her daughter June (Gordon) Shields and grandchildren Jason Shields (Tangy), Tammy (Dean) Myers and Tina Shields (Matt); great-grandchildren, Tanner, Summer and Kohl Shields, Keanna, Anakin, Drake and Brooke Myers, and Douce-Jean Shields
- John Dornian was born June 26, 1922 and passed away peacefully at age 85 on September 17, 2007, at Imperial, Sk. Predeceased by his parents Steve and Flora Dornian, sister Kathleen Blair and brother Paul. John is survived by his loving wife Jean, married sixty-one years and two children. His son James and partner Octavie Nienkirk. Grandchildren Tony Dornian, Chelsa Dornian, Clayton Dornian and Amber Nienkirk. His daughter June and husband Gordon Shields. Grandchildren Jason and Tangeline Shields and greatgrandchildren, Tanner, Summer and Kohl. Tamara and Dean Myers and greatgrandchildren, Keanna, Anakin, Drake and Brooke. Tina Shields and greatgranddaughter Doucie-Jean. Four sisters Mary Wolff, Rose Mooney, Madeline Kaminski, and Helen Wolff, three brothers Arthur, Steve, and George, and numerous nieces and nephews. John served overseas in the Canadian Army in WWII. He was with the 2nd Battalion South Saskatchewan Regiment during the liberation of Holland. After his return to England he met Jean and they were married March 30, 1946, in Manchester, England. He returned to Canada in July 1946 and Jean followed in September. They lived on a farm near Outram and then moved to Estevan, Sk. in 1948 and resided there until 1988 and then moved to Liberty, Sk. where Jean still resides. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at Liberty Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
- Olive Jean (nee Wheeler) passed away on May 20th, 2010 at the Watrous Hospital. At 85 years of age, Olive has been a resident of the LLVIF spending weekends at home in Liberty with her beloved husband, Ivan with whom she had been married for 56 years. Olive and Ivan were married in Scarborough, Ontario in 1953 and moved to Saskatchewan shortly after where they took up farming west of Liberty. They kept close ties with their families and loved farm life. Olive enjoyed her gardens and especially loved supporting everyone's life adventures and achievements. Olive leaves to mourn, her husband Ivan Drimmie; her daughter Terry; sons Randy (Arlene) and Kelvin (Connie); and granddaughters Amber and Sarah; her sisters Bessie McGill and Irene Cantwell; sisters-in-law Mary, Rose and Eleanor Wheeler; brother-in-law Roy Hudson and numerous nieces and nephews. Olive was predeceased by her parents, Christopher and Jean Wheeler; her sisters Marjorie Hudson and Mabel Wheeler; her brothers Frank, Jim (Mary), Edward (Rose) and Munroe (Eleanor) Wheeler; and brother-inlaw Jim Cantwell. The Funeral Service will be held in the Liberty Memorial Hall on Wednesday, May 26th at 2:00 pm.
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- Bernadette Kathleen Ell (nee Wolff) passed away at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility (L. L. V. I. F.) in Imperial on Wed. Aug. 18, 2004, at the age of 86, after a lengthy illness. With courage and dignity Bernie leaves our lives to join her loved ones in heaven. She is predeceased by her parents Fred and Amelia Wolff, her sisters Gertrude and Theresa, her daughter Rita, and grandchildren Michael and Taylor Barter. She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Charlie Ell, her daughters Sharon (Peter) Birck and her children Ashley and Lindsay, Joan (Peter) Hall, Judy (Jim) Brennaman, and son Marc (Donna) and their children Johnathan and Andrea. Bernadette was born on her parent's farm at Liberty on March 17, 1918. She often spoke of many happy memories of her childhood days on the farm with family and neighbours. After finishing her grade 10 in Liberty she completed her High School education at Holy Rosary Academy in Regina. Bernadette's first employment was with RM 251 in Stalwart with Willis Cole as administrator. Her next employment was with the Royal Bank at Liberty. When her parents moved off the farm to Regina, Bernie moved with them to help care for her father and accepted a job as steno-typist with Imperial Oil in Regina. In 1946 she married the love of her life Charlie Ell in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They lived there for a year and then Charlie was transferred to Regina. In 1948 Charlie and Bernie decided to try their hand at farming and moved onto Bernie's parents farm at Liberty. Here they lived for 40 years farming, entertaining family and neighbours and raising their family of four girls and one boy Sharon, Joan, Judy, Rita and Marc. In 1987 Bernie and Charlie retired into a home in Liberty. Bernadette was an excellent cook and seamstress and lovingly made many of her daughters clothes. Some of her other talents included art, ceramics, knitting, cross stitch, crossword puzzles and she particularly loved a good game of cards with family and neighbours. She spoke fondly about the many travelling adventures she and Charlie took over the years. She enjoyed reading, loved to dance, and listen to music played by her husband, the Liberty Orchestra and her family. Bernie contributed many volunteer hours teaching catechism, tending to the church linens, and was an active member on the Alter Society, Ladies Auxiliary and the Liberty Seniors club. We will long remember Bernie's happy disposition, and her kind and gracious nature. Our thank to the nursing staff, administration and Dr. Swart at L. L. V. I. F. for their wonderful care during the past three months. May God bless you all! Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make donations in Bernadette's memory to the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial or the Wolfton Cemetery in Liberty. Prayers will be held on Sunday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. in Imperial Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Imperial Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Wolfton Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the Liberty Town Hall.
- Charles James Ell passed away peacefully at the home of his son, Marc Ell, surrounded by loved ones and music on March 1, 2012 at the age of 94. Charlie was born May 15, 1917 on the family farm at Dilke, SK. to Harry and Philipena (Schmidt) Ell. He was the third child in a family of nine children. Charles is predeceased by his wife, Bernadette (Wolff); his father and mother Henry and Philipena Ell of Dilke, SK; his daughter, Rita Ell, two grandsons, Taylor and Michael Barter; brothers Alphonse, Albert, John and Joe Ell and sisters Barbara Embry, Emelia Ell and Anne McLean. Charlie is survived by his brother, Fred (Julia) Ell of Regina, SK.; his three daughters, Sharon (Peter)Birek of Toronto, ON; Joan (Peter) Hall of Calgary, AB; Judy (Jim) Brenneman of Langley, BC; his son, Marc (Donna) Ell of Regina, SK; and four grandchildren, Ashley (Robert) Rice, Lindsay Aitken, Johnathan and Andrea Ell. He will be dearly missed by Mary June (Al) Alto, Michael (Debbie) McKinney, Lance (Gail) McKinney, Dan McKinney and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many wonderful and caring friends and neighbours whose contribution to his care and quality of life were invaluable to him in his final years. Typical of his era, Charlie left school after grade 8 to help on the family farm but this limited education did not stop him from helping his children with high school physics, chemistry or math. He simply read the school textbooks and provided the answers. There was nothing he could not build from rock pickers to a state-oftheart kitchen to a pool table that all friends and family enjoyed. He was always available to his neighbors and his community to assist with numerous volunteer projects such as raising money for the church, community or school. Charlie enlisted in the Armed Forces in WW II and spent four years in England. By a stroke of good fortune, while jamming with his army buddies, his CEO was so impressed with his musical talents that he was removed from active military missions to an office job so that he could play in the Armed Forces Dance Band. His CEO felt that this was a better use of his talents even though he was a great shot with the rifle. Charlie married the love of his life Bernadette on October 25, 1946 and the happy couple took over the Fred Wolff farm at Liberty, SK. in 1948. Charlie enjoyed many happy years as an active farmer and continued to be a valuable farm consultant to his son, Marc, until his dying day. A farmer by trade, Charlie was a musician at heart and his music could be heard all over the surrounding communities of Liberty, SK. As the longest member to play in the Liberty Orchestra Charlie could play many instruments from saxophone to clarinet to bass guitar. He loved jamming with his friends and cherished playing with his grandchildren, Johnathan and Andrea Ell. He was a voracious reader who lived a thoughtful and examined life and enjoyed a quiet environment and his independence to the end. Charlie's celebration of life services will be held at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Imperial, SK. The prayer service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM and the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Lunch will be prepared by the Imperial Altar Society immediately following the funeral service. A private family internment in Wolffton Cemetery will follow the lunch. Anyone willing can make a contribution in the form of a compliment towards another as Charlie believed in expressing gratitude or appreciation without waiting until it is too late.
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- Bernice Louise (nee Thresher) was born October 21, 1927 to Bert and Minnie Thresher in Stalwart, Sask. She grew up on the family farm, 1 mile north and 2 miles west of Stalwart, with her sisters Hazel and Grace, and her brother George. Bernice attended Stalwart School and being the eldest was in charge of driving her siblings to school with the horse and cart. After Grade 12 she stayed at home, continued to help on the farm, and worked in the Stalwart store run by Marj and Earl Federspiel. Russ and Bernice were married May 29, 1950. They raised 7 children. Bernice's large 4' x 8' kitchen table has fed and entertained many folks over the years. Bernice was known for her large jars of milk, great cow's cream, and homemade ice cream. Bernice always grew a large garden, putting up many jars of pickles and tomatoes over the years. She was also noted for her angel food cakes served at numerous family celebrations, and jars of pickled eggs sent to hunting camp. Bernice loved to curl in the days of the Stalwart Curling Club and also enjoyed participating in the cribbage tournaments at Liberty. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to her and she always cherished their visits. Bernice, age 83 years, passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, in 1994; her parents, Bert and Minnie Thresher; sisters, Hazel Hahn and Grace Nelson; sons, Harvey and Bert. Bernice is lovingly remembered by sons Melvin (Glenda), Norman, Guy, Stanley (Yvette); daughter Sharon; daughter-in-law Sharon; grandchildren Sean (Mona), Brad (Shelley), Brett, Angela (Dan), Jason (Tracy), Courtney, Adam, Chelsea, Melissa, Mark, and Vanessa (Quinn); great-grandchildren Eliza, Adria, Layla, Chloe, Trinity, Avery, Kaitlynn, Breanna; brother George Thresher; brothers-in-law Donald Hahn, John Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Harvey, August 28, 1953 - April 27, 2010. Harvey Federspiel of Stalwart, Sask, aged 56 years, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27th 2010. The Funeral Service will be held in the Liberty Memorial Hall, Liberty, Sask. on Monday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
- Allan Charles Fields. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Allan on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 5:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Hospital. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Terry Simonson at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon). Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Surviving are his children, daughter, Donna Mae Shanofer (Jerry) of Dundurn, SK, son, Larry Allan Fields (Elfrieda) of Saskatoon, SK; granddaughter, Angela Shanofer (Dave Quance) of Saskatoon, SK; and his sister, Lois Leedahl (Wilf) of Saskatoon, SK; Claire Fields of Osoyoos, BC; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Allan was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine; his parents, Jay and Olive Fields; his brothers, Cecil, Ross, and Lavern, and his sister, Grace. Dad was born April 25, 1915 on his parents homestead in the Liberty district, Saskatchewan. He served with the RCAF during World War II as a wireless mechanic. He was honourably discharged in Regina on October 18, 1945. On June 16, 1948 he married Geraldine Rowat and they had 54 wonderful years together. His working career included 23 years with Eaton's as a radio/ television technician, five years at Allan Potash and five years at Gulf Minerals (later called Cameco) as an instrumentation technician. He retired in 1980. He was an avid golfer, obtaining a hole in one at Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. He played golf there for 35 years and became an Honorary Life Member. Al also enjoyed lawn bowling, curling and five pin bowling, gathering many plaques and trophies. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge about the early years and hard times as a member of the Western Development Museum's Boomtown Volunteers. Many children and adults enjoyed the Eaton's Christmas display, which Al worked on, sometimes manufacturing something out of nothing or even less. He also spent many enjoyable hours woodworking. Many of us have cherished pieces made with Dad's loving hands. A thank you to friends at Riverside Terrace and to the nurses at St. Paul's Hospital (Surgery Ward 5). Your kind words and compassion was a comfort to us.
- Lawrence Eugene (March 13, 1922 – May 30, 2015). It is with great sadness the family of Lawrence Fields formerly from Liberty, SK. announce his sudden passing at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, SK. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He leaves to mourn his passing, son Elden (Lois) Fields; daughters Darlene (Joseph) Klyne; Carol (Wayne) Field and a son-in-law Ken Drimmie; also 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; two sisters Enid Stotts and Nyela Glazier; and many nieces and nephews. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents Harley and Elizabeth Fields; his first wife Hazel (1991) and his second wife Evelyn (2006) and a daughter Myrna (2005). The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Liberty Memorial Hall, Liberty. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
- Joseph Fuchs (1926 - 2010), our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the age of 83 following a brief illness. He joins in heaven his parents Peter & Theresa; brothers Frank, Alex, & Tony and sister Theresa. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Alberta; his five children Jim (Carol), Tom (Sandi), Cathy, Patty (Randy), & Donna (Tim); and grandchildren Jonathan, Christine, David, Paul, Heather, Tara, Megan, Alexandra, Samantha, Danielle, Luke, & Hannah. Joseph is also survived by his sisters Rose, Isabel, & Phyllis and several nieces and nephews. Joe was born in Liberty, SK, and worked as an electrician all his life; retiring after 33 years of service at the Pasqua Hospital. Joe remained active and hardworking during his retirement, but most of all he was a man of deep faith and devotion. He also took great pride in the love and company of his family. Prayers will be said, Tonight, Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina SK. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's RC Church, 2026 Winnipeg St. The family wishes to thank all those who supported us and Joe with their love and prayers. A very special thank you to those who cared for Joe during his last days.
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- Bernice (nee McLennan) passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at Parkside Nursing Home in Regina on Tuesday December 5th 2006. Bernice was predeceased by her parents, husband Lloyd (1988) sisters Evelyn, Peggy, Gertrude and Olive; brother Earl. Bernice is survived by her loving family, son Bill (Judy) Gebhard, Liberty, SK; daughters, Nancy (Don) Wilson, Toronto, ON, Gail Gebhard, Fort QuAppelle, grandchildren, Mike (Lisa), Barb (Daryn), Lori (Rob), Jana (Steve), great granddaughters Cassidy, Jaycee, Madison, sisters, Naida Lane, Jean Friese and brother Bob McLennan, sister in law Janet McLennan and Kay Gebhard and brother in law Glenn Gebhard, numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. During Bernices lifetime she was an avid community volunteer and served on many organizations. She was a worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a beautiful seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Bernices garden of beautiful flowers and vegetables were a wonderful pastime for her. Bernice spent many happy times working at the Liberty Greenhouse and meeting new friends. She taught ceramics in Liberty and was a very talented china painter and won many awards. Bernice and Lloyd spent many winters in Arizona and traveled throughout the U.S.A. Bernice loved to spend time with her family and friends and was most happy to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Appreciation is extended to Myrna Borth and staff at Muchmor Lodge in Regina and Pat and staff at Parkside Nursing Home in Regina for the kindness and compassion given to Bernice. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at Liberty Cemetery on Tuesday December 12th at 11:00 a.m. and memorial service at the Liberty Hall following.
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- Evelyn Florence. The death of Evelyn Florence Handford aged 91 years of Liberty SK occurred at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial on Friday October 9, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held in Liberty Memorial Hall on Tuesday October 13th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Richard Meredith. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her parents, a sister Leona Busche and nephew Lyn. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Garvon) Hebron; Gloria (Rick) Harlos; grandchildren, Natasha Hebron and Christopher Hebron; sisters, Mildred Woolsey and Ella Ziegler. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service Watrous in care of arrangements.
- Norma Isabel (nee Thompson) age 71 passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Regina Pasqua Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, one sister, Joan and one daughter Amron. Survived by Terry Harper, 3 daughters, Gwen, Liana (Jackson Burke), Janine, 4 grandchildren, Twyla (Dave) Harlow, Brent Fayant, Melissa Fayant, Amanda Bundas and 7 greatgrandchildren, Trinity, Jessica, Dylan, Tyson, Natoria, John & Divine. One brother Robert (Cathy) Randall of Liberty and several nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral/church or grave side service at this time.
- Terry Roger age 69, passed away on Wednesday, June 25 at Regina Pasqua Hospital. Predeceased by Norma Harper (June 15, 2008), one daughter, Amron and one sister, Thelma. Terry is survived by his parents, Lee and Dorothy (Canora), 3 daughters, Gwen, Liana (Jackson Burke) and Janine, 4 grandchildren, Twyla (Dave) Harlow, Brent Fayant, Melissa Fayant and Amanda Bundas, 7 greatgrandchildren, Trinity, Jessica, Dylan, Tyson, Natoria, John and Divine. He is also survived by two brothers, Jerry (Ruth) Harper, Ron (Carol) Harper and one brother-in-law, Nick Nekuliak as well as many nieces and nephews. If desired, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be a grave-side service held for both Terry and Norma Harper on July 2, 2008 at 1:30 pm in the Liberty Cemetary.
- Frederick William, May 21, 1954 - March 11, 2009. Fred passed away at his home on March 11th after a short but intense battle with pancreatic cancer. The Gentle Giant will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his aunts, uncles, cousins and their families, his hunting and fishing buddies from Wisconsin and elsewhere, his golf partners, his girls from the Travelodge, his many friends and co-workers from 30 years at Sasktel, his friends and co-workers from Computers for Schools and the Sasktel Pioneers, his many friends and acquaintances from the Liberty area, his two best friends since school days Greg Robert (Sharon) and Tim Scilley (Kathy), but most by his brother Ed Henderson (Carol) and nephew Sean of Duncan, B.C He will be remembered as one who was always there for everyone else, never asking much in return. The giver not the taker. His sense of humour and quick wit brought smiles to many a face. Fred was pre-deceased by his father
Mort Henderson (1972) and his mother Glenna Henderson (1979). A memorial
service will be held on Friday April 24th at 4:00pm, 2009 at Mayfair United Church, Avenue I and 33rd St. In Saskatoon. Rev. Deb Walker will lead the service. Happy Hunting Old Buddy.
- Isabel May (nee Orr) born on April 16, 1915 passed away on August 21, 2005 at the Pasqua Hospital after a brief illness. Isabel was predeceased by her husband Clare, her parents Mary and Clairmont Orr and her brother Raymond Orr. She is survived by her daughters Jean Greabeiel and Fay (Virgil) Hogan, grandchildren Linda Thauberger, Chris (Belinda Deausy) Thauberger, Paula Cates, Nick (Christy) Hogan, Monica (Bill) Henry, great-grandchildren Josh Cates, Kayla and Travis Hogan and Lacy Henry, her sister Vivian Strachan (Robert Cross), her longtime companion Bill Soloweijko, son in law Joseph Thauberger and numerous nieces and nephews. Mother was born in Indian Head and grew up in Liberty. She married Clare in 1933 and they moved to Regina in 1939. They lived and worked in Regina until retirement when they moved to Creston. Years later she moved to Penticton and then returned to Regina in 2004. Mother was an avid reader. She loved to discuss politics and always enjoyed a good laugh. She lived by the Golden Rule and raised her family to do the same. The family has requested a private graveside service.
- Jean (nee McLean) passed away peacefully at the Wascana Grace Hospice in Regina, SK on April 27, 2006. She is predeceased by her husband Art; parents Duncan and Lily; stepmother Olive; and twin infant sons. Jean is survived by her son Doug; daughters Lorna (Darryl) and Laurie (Ron); six grandchildren: Cheryl, Paul, Ashley, Trevor, Ali and Jamie; sister Lois (Jim) and several nieces and nephews. Jean was born on August 24, 1925 in Liberty, SK. She grew up in Liberty but lived most of her married life in Tyvan, SK. Jean was the Post Mistress of the Tyvan Post Office for 40 years until retirement in 1990. In 1999 Jean and Art moved to Regina. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in the Tyvan Community Hall on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception and then interment at the Tyvan Cemetery. Reverend Robin Osborne will officiate.
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- Margaret Louise (nee Irwin) was born Aug 7, 1929 in Aylesbury to Agnes and Bryden Irwin. At the age of seven, her family moved to a farm south of Imperial. Margaret attended Shiloh School and Imperial High. After high school, she earned her teaching certificate and taught around Imperial. Margaret and Lawrence were married in Holdfast on Nov 8, 1950 and were happily married for 61 years. After teaching for a few years and starting her family she worked as a nurse’s aid at the Imperial Hospital for thirty years until her retirement. Her main focus and devotion has always been to her husband and family. She could usually be found tending the vegetables and flowers around her yard and in her greenhouse. She was an avid reader and loved the knowledge she gleaned from reading. She was very dedicated to her daily spiritual meditations and biblical readings. Margaret was a spirited, kind individual who would stop at nothing to help a friend or family member - always sharing and caring. She walked through life with grace and dignity and she valiantly stood up for her beliefs. She will be truly missed. Margaret passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 in Regina. She was predeceased by her father and mother - Bryden and Agnes Irwin - and her sister Elaine. Margaret is survived by her devoted husband Lawrence Klenk and all of her children: Lynda Busse of Calgary, AB; Judy Klenk of Pense, SK; Marvin Klenk (Pat) of Melfort, SK; Maureen Klenk-Dietrich (Don) of Regina, SK; David Klenk (Tracie) of Melfort, SK; Donna Ell (Marc) of Regina, SK; and Bruce Klenk (Rita) of Nelson, BC. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Heath and Charlotte Busse, and Shannon Fricker; Ken Klenk and Karen Nickeson; Emily and Katelyn Dietrich; Madison and McKenna Klenk; Johnathan and Andrea Ell; Lauren and Evan Klenk; and 7 great-grandchildren: William and Angela Fricker; Bryden Klenk, Cole Nickeson and Logan Lamontagne-Nickeson; and Landon and Jordan Klenk. She also leaves behind many wonderful, caring friends and neighbours.
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- Alma passed away on October 2, 2006 in Regina SK at the age of 82 years. She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Mabel; her brother Donald and her sister Jean. Alma will be lovingly remembered by her sister and brother-inlaw Beth and Jim Anthony; her brother Edmond MacFarlane and partner Anita Beckstead; her brother and sister-in-law Melvin and Eleanor MacFarlane; her nieces and nephews Curtis and Cathy MacFarlane, Darcee MacFarlane and Kim Anthony and Rod Garossino; as well as her grandnieces and grandnephews Cari, Jana, Jason, Kirsten, and Derek. Alma will be fondly remembered for her wonderful outlook on life. She was truly a free spirit long before it was in vogue to be and lived life independently and happily. She lived, worked and traveled to many locations and enjoyed all that was unique and different. Alma always commented that she may not have much material-wise in life, but she was lucky to have what she did and she was happy. She experienced and enjoyed life her way and was respected and loved for it by her family. A celbration of life service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, SK at 2:30 p.m.
- Clayton Benjamin (Tony) aged 89 years of Liberty, SK passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday March 20th, 2003. Predeceased by his parents Alpheous & Elizabeth (Wolff) McLane; brothers John, Virgil, Doug and Glen. Clayton is survived by his wife of 62 years Josephine (Tholl) McLane; his children, son, Robert (Muriel) McLane and their children Ryan & Rhett; daughter, Marcia (Bill) Jones and their children, Tammy (Chuck) Thomas, great grandchildren, Ryan, Chandra & Rhys Thomas; Marcy, great grandchildren, Keyaira & Kaiden Jones; Lonnie, Chad and Daniel Jones; son, Harvey (Bev) McLane and their children, Corrie (Christa) McLane, great grandchildren Noah & Zachary McLane; Nicole (James) Bateman, and daughter Marlene (Brian) Pitchford and Brennan Pitchford. One sister Eileen Anhorn and one brother Harold (Helen) McLane as well as numerous nieces & nephews and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Imperial, SK on Wednesday March 26th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere officiating. Interment will follow in the Wolfton Cemetery near Liberty, SK. A Vigil of Prayer will be held on Tuesday March 25th at 7 p.m. at St. Pius R.C. Church.
- Josephine Marie "Jo" (nee Tholl) aged 92 years passed away peacefully at her home in Penzance on Saturday, February 12, 2005. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Clay (Tony) in 2003, her parents John Tholl and Antonia Poetsch: sisters and brothers-in-law: Annie (Martin) Lichacz, Mayme (Jack) Gerlitz, Jean (John) McLane, Elsie (John) Lowenberg: brothers: John, Fred, George, Anton, Carl (and his twin brother in infancy): brothersin-law Glen (Denise) McLane, Virgil (Mary) McLane, Doug and Harold McLane, John Anhorn and Cam Walker. Josephine is lovingly remembered by her sons: Robert (Muriel) McLane, Ryan and Rhett; Harvey (Bev) McLane, Corrie (Christa) and great grandsons: Noah and Zachary, Nicole (James) Bateman, her daughters: Marcia (Bill) Jones, Tammy (Chuck) Thomas, great grandchildren: Ryan, Chandra and Rhys, Marcy, great grandchildren: Keyaira and Kaiden: Lonnie, Chad (Dawn) Jones and great grandson Taylen, Daniel; daughter Marlene (Brian) Pitchford, her sisters: Frances Walker, Lorraine (Bill) Hengen, brother Herb (Bernadette) Tholl, sisters-inlaw Eileen Anhorn, Helen McLane and Lynn (Doug) Parsons as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine was born at Peebles, SK on March 20, 1912. She attended Normal School and taught during the depression years at Wolff Valley School. Later she taught one room of the two room School at Stalwart Grades I to VII. Josephine married Clayton (Tony) in July 1940 and after numerous temporary homes they moved permanently to the Irwin Homestead north-east of Liberty where they resided until Clayton's death in 2003. Josephine will be fondly remembered for her wonderful meals and hospitality, her love of cards and her devotion to her family. Always remembered Forever loved. Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Imperial, SK of Friday, February 18th at 2:00 with Rev. Father Arnulfo Sison officiating. Interment will follow in the Wolfton Cemetery near Liberty, SK. A Vigil of Prayer will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 7 p.m. at St. Pius X R.C. Church.
- Helen Russell (nee Stewart) recently of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask, passed away at the All Nations' Healing Hospital, on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth Stewart; and by her brothers, Ross and Willard. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Clark; daughter, Nancy Fraser (Wally) of Winnipeg; sons, John (Sandra) of Big River, and Allan (Elaine) of Melville; grandchildren, Graham Davison (Shannon) of Winnipeg, Trevor Davison of Vancouver, Jason McCutcheon (Raylene) of Penhold, Kayla McCutcheon of Saskatoon, and Jesse McCutcheon of Melville; great-grandchildren, Kiera and Rowan Davison of Winnipeg and Drayton McCutcheon of Penhold; brother, Rodge Stewart of Toronto; sister, Edna Forsyth (Keith) of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law, Marg Stewart of Toronto and Chris Stewart of Brewster, Ma; many nieces and nephews; and life-long friend, Betty Barlow of Davidson. Helen was born on October 31, 1919, in Saskatoon, Sask, where she and her four siblings were raised. After attending Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon, Helen worked as a bookkeeper for Butler Byers Insurance. On April 21st, 1945, Helen married William Clark McCutcheon, a newly ordained United Church minister. Their first calling was to Liberty, near the western shore of Last Mountain Lake. It was an exciting time to be in the community with war veterans returning, great optimism for the future, and starting a new married life and family. Helen was heavily involved in church activities, loved curling, and developed a lifelong passion for sailing. Helen and Clark built one of the first sailboats in Saskatchewan, with Helen sewing the original sails. In 1951, Helen and family moved to Radisson, and built their first cottage at Little Jumbo, near Loon Lake. Their third child was born while they lived in Radisson. In 1956, the north beckoned, and Helen and family moved to Meadow Lake, where Helen's love for nature and adventure blossomed. Helen loved her time spent at 'the lake', which soon became Greig Lake, in Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Helen and Clark were instrumental in starting a sailing club in Meadow Lake, and met many wonderful friends through their sailing experiences, and their time at the lake. Helen continued her busy life as a minister's wife, and was heavily involved in many church groups and activities. In 1964, Helen and Clark moved to Nipawinstill close to the lakes and trees of the north. Helen helped start a sailing camp at the United Church's Camp Tapawingo at Candle Lake. A small regret was not being able to join one of her teenage sons and his buds for a kayak trip down the Torch River, north of Nipawin but she was the designated drop off and pickup person. In 1972, Helen and Clark moved to Carnduff, where free from family responsibilities, Helen returned to the workforce. She thoroughly enjoyed working as a secretary for Sask Agriculture and for the local RM administrator, integral parts of small town prairie life, until retiring. After retirement, winters were divided between Carnduff and Victoria, BC, with most summers spent at Greig Lake, although over the years, Helen and Clark enjoyed trips with their children, and later, trips on their own to Europe and the Maritimes. Helen continued her lifelong love of music, which had included playing the piano, (sometimes the organ), helping organize `Jeunesses Musicales' concerts, and travelling from Carnduff to Brandon to attend concerts presented by the Winnipeg Symphony. She also loved the time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In 2005, Helen and Clark moved to Saskatoon, and lived at the Primrose Chateau, a seniors' complex. Their time in Saskatoon was followed by moves to the Balcarres Extended Care Home, and then to Echo Lodge in Fort Qu'Appelle. Helen always had a keen sense of humour, and it was a joy to see her laugh. She was most comfortable relaxing at the lake. She loved to keep abreast of politics and world eventsand her views were always tinged with a real sense of compassion for all the members of our 'global village'. She lived out her values of concern for others and for the planet by donating regularly to a long and varied list of cherished charities. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew's United Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, with Sharron Bodnaryk officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Thank you to the staff in the Balcarres Extended Care Home, Balcarres Hospital, Echo Lodge, and All Nations' Healing Hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle for the care and attention that Helen has received in her later years.
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- Grace Evelyn May (nee Thresher), age 79, passed away peacefully at Davidson Health Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Grace was born January 17, 1932 at Belvidere, Illinois. Grace will be deeply missed by her loving spouse of 59 years, Jack Nelson; five children Evelyn Zehr (Fred Kirby), Gilbert (Michele) Nelson, Judy (Brent) Anderson, Mary (Rod) Measner and Clifford (June) Nelson; grandchildren, Cory (Ila), David, Kimberly (Chad), Dawn (Dennis); Jeffrey (Sandi), Jeremy (Nicole), Trevor, Travis; Michael (Aimee), Marian (Tyler), Denise; Holly (Justin), Dane (Chantal); Lexie, Jonathan and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jacob and Matthew (Savanah); Haileigh and Mason, Blair; Shayla and Makayla, Jaxon; Logan and Davin, Owen nd Ethan and great-great-granddaughter, Anika Tuplin; sister, Bernice Federspiel; brother, George Thresher; brother-in-law, Donald Hahn (Laverne); sister-in-law, Verna Nelson; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dolores Nelson; numerous neices and nephews. Grace was predeceased by grandson, Allen Nelson; parents Bert and Minnie Thresher; sister, Hazel Hahn; sister-in-law, LuEtta Thresher and brother-in-law William Nelson. She was very proud of her family. She loved children, and as grandchildren and great-grandchildren arrived, they loved her as much as she loved them! She was not afraid of hard work, there wasn’t anything that she couldn’t do! She loved gardening, cooking, (especially her homemade angel food cakes) sewing, yardwork, painting, all aspects of the farm, family sporting events, as well as dancing and a good game of cards. She was always there to lend a helping hand. The door was always open to family and friends. The funeral service was held Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Hall, conducted by Rev Diane Eurig. The tribute was given by granddaughter, Kimberly Mercier. Honorary pallbearers were all who shared in Grace’s life. Active pallbearers were grandsons: Cory and David Zehr, Jeffrey and Jeremy Nelson, Michael Anderson and Dane Measner. Interment followed at Liberty Cemetery.
- Verna Hazel (nee Shaw) of Regina passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 15, 2015 at the age of 86. Verna was born on August 17, 1928 in Brandon, Man., to Thomas and Anna Shaw. Her father was a market gardener who sold his produce in Brandon. The family farm also raised cattle, horses and chickens. Verna loved the farm life very much and in her early years, worked in the gardens and fields with her family. As a young woman, she worked for a number of years at various positions in Brandon as a bookkeeper, cashier and typist. She later moved to Regina and in 1959 she married William (Bill) Nelson of Stalwart and settled on the home quarter where they raised their family and continued to farm until their retirement to Moose Jaw in 1992. In her spare time, Verna liked to do liquid embroidery, gardening, keeping local history, reading and music. Bill and Verna also loved to attend dances throughout the area. Everyone knew Verna as a quiet and caring person who was always smiling. She also really enjoyed her visits with family and friends. In her later years she lived at the Ina Grafton Home in Moose Jaw and then at Princess Villa and Pioneer Village in Regina. Verna was predeceased by her husband William; parents Thomas and Anna Shaw; sisters Olive and Florence, and Jean (John) Halliday; brother Raymond (Edna); brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Grace Nelson and brother-in-law Robert Nelson. She leaves to mourn her son Howard (Cara) Nelson of Stalwart; daughter Shirley (Dean) Rae of Regina; grandchildren Max Nelson, Carter and Katrina Rae; sister-in-law Dolores Nelson of Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. A graveside service for family and friends was held at Liberty Cemetery on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, a social to celebrate Verna’s life was held at the Liberty Hall.
- William George (March 2, 1926 - July 18,2008). The family of Bill Nelson is sad to announce his passing at Moose Jaw, SK. after a brief battle with cancer. He was born and raised on the family farm at Stalwart, SK. and attended Davenport School. As a young man he worked for local farmers, and worked winters at a lumber camp in Northern Saskatchewan and also for Ontario Hydro. In 1959, he married Verna Shaw of Brandon and settled on the home quarter where they raised their family and continued to farm until their retirement to Moose Jaw in 1992. Bill loved farming, socializing with friends and attending dances throughout the area. His family was very important to him and he was known as a strong and caring person to all who knew him. Bill was predeceased by his parents William Sr. and Martha. He leaves to mourn his wife of 48 years, Verna; son Howard (Cara) Nelson of Moose Jaw; daughter Shirley (Dean) Rae of Regina; grandchildren Max Nelson, Carter and Katrina Rae; brothers John (Grace) Nelson of Stalwart and Robert (Dolores) Nelson of Regina as well as several nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held at the Liberty Hall, Liberty, SK. on Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 pm. Reverend David Moore will officiate. Interment will follow at the Liberty Cemetery.
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- Germaine M. (nee Vanthuyne). With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Germaine Obrigewitsch on October 8, 2009 at the Watrous Union Hospital following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Verne, parents Julius and Margaret Vanthuyne and by a sister Gail. She is survived by her two children, Trevor (Susan) Obrigewitsch and Michelle (Ian) Richardson and also by her grandchildren, Shelby, Dallas, Jordon, Stephanie and Kyle; sisters and brothers, Julius (Ina), Eileen (Al), Blanche, Gary, Wayne (Joan), Kurt (Lois), Wendy (Doug), Bev (Magnus), many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Monday October 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wolffton Cemetery.
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- Leonard Harry was born on May 12, 1919 and passed away on July 23, 2002. He is predeceased by his parents George Edward (1963) and Minnie Elizabeth (1988); his brother Fredrick (Helen) and by his wife Helen Irene (Nee Coburn) (1993). Leonard is survived by his children Leona (Luc) Lapointe of Petawawa, ON, Bruce (Chona) Riddle of Calgary, AB and Bryan (Nancy) Riddle of Bridgewater, N.S. and his grandchildren Jessica Riddle of Halifax, N.S., and Christopher and Alexander Lapointe of Petawawa, ON., plus numerous nieces and nephews. Leonard was raised in Liberty, SK and was the first from his town to enlist for active duty at the beginning of the Second World War. After the war, he held a number of positions including advertising/insurance agent, sales clerk and bookkeeper, but his heart was in the military. In 1950, he rejoined the Air Force where he served at numerous bases until his retirement in 1968. He moved with his family to Big River, SK where he enjoyed his fishing. In his later years, he and his wife lived with their daughter, Leona. After the passing of his wife in 1993, he moved to Calgary where he lived with his son, Bruce, until he entered Colonel Betcher Hospital. A graveside service will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East on Monday, July 29, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Archdeacon Helena-Rose Houldcroft officiating.
- Amelia Olga (nee Schumacher) August 20, 1909 – March 26, 2011. Amelia was the seventh living child born to Fred and Amelia (Yetcha) Schumacher in Kronau, South Russia on August 20, 1909. Her mother and a twin sister died at birth. Her father was left with five sons and two daughters to raise. In November of 1909, Fred married Rosa Stulberg. While still in Russia, they had one son. They immigrated to Canada arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia in August of 1912 – Amelia being three years of age. They journeyed to Young, Saskatchewan to farm. There were eight more sons born making a total of 16 children in all. Amelia helped out at home looking after her younger siblings. At age 13 she went to work for people in their homes with the expectation that she give her earned money to her father and stepmother. At times she worked for just room and board. Eventually she was able to keep her hard earned money for herself. With her strong faith and determination she made a life for herself. On November 16, 1938 she married Clarence Robertson and they farmed eight miles west of Liberty. Amelia was happiest in the kitchen cooking and baking all sorts of wonderful things. She also loved her large garden. They raised chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cattle so their table was always filled with fresh or canned vegetables and meat. She made sure no one went hungry as she had in her younger days. Amelia milked cows, fed and slaughtered chickens, canned numerous amounts of food, helped in the field at harvest time, as well as taking meals to the fields and doing the chores. She sold eggs and cream to help bring in some extra income. Clarence and Amelia had two children: Keith, born October 16, 1941 and Irene, born December 26, 1945. In November of 1976, they moved into a new home in Liberty built by their then son-in-law, Wayne Pickering. Finally running water, flush toilets, automatic washer and dryer, dishwasher! In March of 2000 they moved to a house in Davidson to be closer to her daughter, Irene and husband Vic Krassman. At age 93 she and Clarence moved into the Davidson Health Centre where she remained until her death at over the age of 101 and a half years.
Amelia loved visiting; also keeping in touch with her family. She rested easy when she knew everyone was all right. The simplest things in life were her greatest pleasures. She will be remembered for her great sense of humour and the kindness and compassion she showed everyone; as well as how she handled what was dealt to her with quiet dignity. She was truly a treasure. Amelia was predeceased by her mother and twin sister at birth; father and stepmother; one sister; fourteen brothers; and her husband, Clarence. She leaves to mourn: her son, Keith (Darlene) Robertson; daughter, Irene (Vic) Krassman; grandchildren Rod (Cheryl) and Pat (Theresa) Robertson, Rick (Myrna) Pickering and Lori (Chad) Horn; nine great-grandchildren Kyle and Blake Robertson, Gavin and Kirstyn Robertson, Brendan, Ryan and Kaeden Pickering and Calyn and Maryk Horn.
- Clarence Philip. February 2, 1922 - July 29, 2006. It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Philip Robertson of Davidson (formerly of Liberty) announce his peaceful passing at the Davidson Health Center on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at age 95. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Amelia, of nearly 68 years; son Keith (Darlene) Robertson; daughter, Irene (Vic Krassman); grandsons Rod (Cheryl) and Pat (Theresa) Robertson; Rick (Myrna) Pickering; and granddaughter Lori (Chad) Horn and great grandchildren Kyle and Blake Robertson, Gavin and Kirstyn Robertson, Brendan, Ryan and Kaeden Pickering, Calyn and Maryk Horn. Service will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Davidson United Church with interment at Liberty Cemetery at Approximately 1:00 p.m., followed by lunch in the Liberty Memorial Hall.
- Mary Lucy Juliette (nee Marquis) Thorson Robertson. The death of Mary Lucy Juliette "Julie" Robertson aged 75 years of Liberty, SK occurred at her residence on Monday, April 12, 2004. The Funeral Mass will be held in Assumption B.V.M. R.C. Church in Holdfast, SK on Friday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Holdfast Catholic Cemetery. Julie was predeceased by her first husband Jack Thorson, her parents, Pete and Laureanne Marquis, and a sister, Beatrice Wright. She is survived by her husband, Don; her children, Jim (Kelly) Thorson, Penzance, SK, Richard (Penny) Thorson, Saskatoon, SK, Mary (David Ross) Thorson, Verwood, SK, John (Jackie) Thorson, Penzance, SK, Laurie (Bill) Sproule, Watson, SK, Tom (Terry Russell) Thorson, Penzance, SK, Peter (Cheryl) Thorson, Qu'Appelle, SK, Bob Robertson, Liberty, SK, Elaine (Barry) Webster, Imperial, SK; 30 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Robert Donald (May 31, 1923 - April 17, 2013). The death of Don Robertson, aged 89 years, of Liberty, SK. occurred peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in Liberty Memorial Hall, Liberty, Saskatchewan on Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Gosslin officiating. Private Family Interment in Liberty Cemetery. Robert Donald Robertson was born on, May 31, 1923, at, Saskatoon, Sask., to Robert and Antoinette Robertson. He was the second of two sons. Don completed his grade twelve education at Luther College in Regina. He also attended the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Signal Corp in the armed forces in 1943. He was lance corporal with the Canadian Postal Corp in the North West Europe German occupation army. This took him overseas where he met, Joyce Holt, from, Manchester, England. After the Second World War, Don and Joyce were married on the farm at Liberty on, August 1st, 1948. They had two children, Bob and Elaine. Don enjoyed music and loved to play the piano with his friends in the Liberty Orchestra. Liberty Orchestra was a fixture in Liberty and played many gigs, as Don would say. The last gig being his granddaughter, Tamara`s wedding in 2007. Don worked diligently for the National Farmers Union. Miles of Saskatchewan roads were travelled, meetings attended and farmers visited. He worked alongside his friend, Elmer Laird, for the Back to the Farm Research Foundation. He was a member of The Liberty Optimist Club, The Masons and the Canadian Legion. He was a member of the United Church. Joyce passed away in 1967 and Don lived alone for 11 years until finding a wonderful friend and companion, Juliette Thorson, who also was widowed. Don and Julie were married in 1982. This greatly enlarged Don`s family as Julie brought seven adult children into the family, James, Richard, John, Mary, Lori, Thomas and Peter. The amazing thing about Don and Julie was that everyone was included. All grandchildren were mutually enjoyed and shared. The clan grew to thirty grandchildren and twenty-four plus great-grandchildren. Don and Julie shared great times together. When life got too busy watching the grandchildren, Don would say, it’s time that we got away! ` They would usually drive to the coast visiting relatives along the way. Julie passed away suddenly on, April 12th, 2004. Don has stayed busy helping his son, Bob, on the farm, gardening, with his children and grandchildren and playing music with his friends over the past nine years. He lived in his own home right up until this past Christmas. In January he moved to Long Lake Integrated Facility where he passed away on, April 17th. He courageously fought prostate cancer, macular degeneration in his eyes and heart issues over the past two years. He lived a rich, full life and he will be greatly missed. Don is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Nettie, his brother Bill, sister-in-law Ruby, his wife Joyce, his wife Julie, a step son Richard and nephew Arnold. Left to mourn are, Bob Robertson and Elaine(Barry)Webster, Carey(Joel)Hyndman, Jody(Mark) Fitzpatrick, Scott(Lindsay)Robertson, Aaron Webster, Joel(Alesha)Webster, Tamara(Jeff)Benjamin, Daniel Webster, Jim(Kelly)Thorson, Penny Thorson, John(Jackie)Thorson, Mary(Dave)Ross, Lori(Bill)Sproule, Thomas(Terry)Thorson, Peter(Cheryl)Thorson, Jeremy(Trudy)Thorson, Daniel(Angela)Thorson, Nicole Thorson, Jessica(Rodd)Zoerb, Chris(Sarah)Thorson, Brian Thorson, Katie(Jarrod)Carr, Michele(Jason)Ulsifer, Deonne(Stan)Hrynyk, Adam(Kathryn)Thorson, Andrea(Lonny)Setrum, Bobbi(Rob)Burford, Tony Ross, Randi(Chris)Strunk, Kerry(Darcy)Boyle, Robert Sproule, Patrick Sproule, Krystal Thorson, Vanessa Thorson, Michael Thorson, Evan Thorson, Ashley Thorson, and Matthew Thorson.
- Floyd D. passed away May 8, 2005 in his home in the town of Liberty. Floyd spent his life farming and the last 30 years wintering in Arizona. Floyd was predeceased by the love of his life, Daisy in 1995; twin brother, Frank and older brother Raymond, both in 1998; sister-in-law Dorcas; granddaughter Sheryl. He is survived by stepson Don (Jean) Woepple; their children, Patti (Goeff) Badger, great grandchildren, Brok, Bronte and Brolin and Paul (Susan) Woepple and great granddaughter Amy. Sister-in-law Queenie Rowe and daughter Ava-Lynne Greening and daughter, Danielle. Niece, Elaine (Wayne) Donovel and their children Ken (Cheryl) and Kelly (Derek). A graveside service will be held at the Liberty Cemetery on Friday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m.
- Donald Andrew of Liberty, SK passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility of Imperial, SK at the age of 81. Donald was born at Penzance, SK on September 26, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Margaret Ruether and a sister in law Vera Ruether. He is survived by his loving wife Eileen, sons: Doug (Barb), Dwight and Drew (Judy); grandchildren: Shane, Tim, Bryan, Jaylin and Justine; brothers: Harvey and Gordon (Bev), and brothers in law: Vernon (Bernice) and Brian (Twyla). Donald completed his grade 12 in Penzance. In 1951 he moved to Liberty where Don run the Liberty Service Garage for 34 years. He also began farming in 1960 until retirement at age 65. Don and Eileen spent 21 winters in Arizona and travelled extensively. For friends so wishing memorials in memory of Donald may be made to The Long Lake Valley Health Foundation. At Don's request no funeral will be held. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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- Rose Margaret Schmidt (nee Koch) died on April 3, 2001 at Sunnyside Nursing Home. She is survived by her children; son Cecil (Muriel) Schmidt of Vernon, B.C., daughter Marlene Burns of Kamloops, B.C. and son Ron (Loretta) Schmidt of Saskatoon; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, sister Othelia "Tiny" Lumley of Regina, brother Gus (Heather) Koch of Regina, sisters-in-law Julia and Mary Schmidt of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, parents Joseph and Margareta Koch, son-in-law Jack Burns, grandson Tom Burns, brothers Tom and Frank Koch, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Rose was born on May 11, 1914 in Balgonie, SK. She and Frank were married in the pool hall in Dilke, SK. in 1933 and later lived in Liberty and Young, SK. before moving to Saskatoon in 1951. Mom worked at a number of jobs before she completed her working career as a house mother at the nurses residence of St. Paul's Hospital. Mom and Dad enjoyed their retirement, going to many seniors' dances, playing cards, and visiting with their special group of friends and relatives. Mom also loved to bake, garden and bowl, and to help Dad with his crafts. Mom was the eyes and Dad was the memory of their very special team. They were very good together. We extend a special thanks to all the staff at Sunnyside Nursing Home for the great care that they gave Mom these last years. In lieu of flowers, donation made to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. The Vigil of Prayer will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, April 6th, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Parish Church (217 Lenore Drive) and will be celebrated by Fr. Ken Beck. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.
- Donna Lucille (nee Nordquist) September 14, 1935 July 10, 2004 It is with great sadness that the family of Donna Schreffler of Liberty, SK. announce her death. Left to mourn are her husband Arnold; children Rod (Christina), Sara (Michael) and Rick; her three treasured grandchildren; Andrew, Jessica and Ethan; her brothers Norm (Viv) and Ron (Pam); many cousins and friends. Donna wore many hats during her life: Air Force Officer, Professional Dietician, Teacher, farmer's wife, mother and grandmother. Donna's zest for life will be remembered by all who knew her. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Westwood Funeral Chapel, 1402 20th St. West in Saskatoon and the Funeral Service will be on Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the All Saints Anglican Church, 1801 Lorne Ave. in Saskatoon. Interment will be at a later date.
- Verona Enid "Dewey" (nee Francis). Verona died peacefully on April 16,2014 in her 98th year. Sorely missed by her daughters Shirley Babcock, Marilyn (John) Waugh, and son Maurice (Gail) Schulz. Verona was predeceased by her parents William and Rose Francis, stepmother Mary, sisters and brothers in law Mildred (John) Bray and Rosie (Ron) Hobbis, half brother Herb Francis, sons in law Bill Babcock and Marvin Ellison, infant son Ardell in 1934, husband Clyde (Buster) in 1971, daughters Sharon Ellison in 1998, Geraldine Kraft in 1999 and grandson Daniel Schulz in 2005. Survived by 8 precious grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews, half brother Bob Francis and son in law Harold Kraft. Verona lived her entire life in Saskatchewan. Born in Cupar in 1916 to William and Rose Anna Francis. She lost her birth mother at age 5 and was raised by her father and stepmother, Mary. In 1934 Verona and Clyde, or Dewey and Buster, as they were known to their friends, were married and farmed just outside of Bulyea. The hard times of the 40’s forced them to sell the farm. Clyde found employment with the Sask. Wheat Pool and the family moved to Amazon in 1948, then to Liberty in 1952. After the death of her husband, Verona remained and worked in Liberty at the Co-op store and later at the Liberty Hotel.Verona’s home in Liberty became the gathering place once or twice a year for the whole family to get together and enjoy good food and catch up on each other’s lives. In 1997 Verona moved to Watrous where she lived until her move in 2009 to the Strasbourg Last Mountain Pioneer Home, her final home. Verona was an avid curler in her younger days and still enjoyed watching curling and major league baseball on her TV in later years. She loved bingo and the casino and took in all the local events she was able to attend Verona will be sorely missed by her friends and family. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Saturday April 26th at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
- Ruth Viola (nee Weinand). The death of Mrs. Ruth Viola Shimek, aged 91 years of Liberty, SK occurred at the Davidson Health Care Centre on Sunday, February 1, 2004. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Nora Francis (Strate) and Charles Andrew Weinand, a brother, Harvey Munroe Weinand, and her loving husband William (Bill) Herbert Shimek, who passed away January 22, 1971. She is survived by two daughters, L. Karen Tripps of Liberty, SK and Myrna Ann Beeby of Encinitas (San Diego), California, USA; grandchildren, Andrew (Michelle) Tripps of Lloydminster, SK, Kelly (Cindy) Tripps of Regina, SK, George Tripps of Liberty, SK, Shirley Tripps (Doug Jamieson) of Penticton, BC, and Melisa Cogdell of San Marcos, California, USA; great grandchildren Daniel Tripps, Michael Tripps, and Shaun Jamieson; and numerous Nieces and Nephews. A Graveside Service will be held in Liberty Cemetery on Wenesday, February 11th at 1:30 p.m. Friends are invited to a Memorial Tea at the Liberty Memorial Hall on Wednesday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m.
- Charlene Mae (nee Storz). The death of Charlene Mae Stewart aged 47 years of Liberty, SK. occured at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, SK. A graveside service will be held at Liberty Cemetery on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Alison West. Charlene was Predeceased by her father Roland Storz. Charlene is survived by her husband John of Liberty; son Jaret of Liberty; mother Doreen Storz of Regina; brothers Doug Storz of Regina, Warren (Della) Storz Teanna & Lindsay of Regina, Lance (Tammy) Storz Stephan & Britni of Regina; aunt Teresa of Regina. For those so wishing donations to the Liberty Cemetery Fund would be appreciated. Charlene's family would like to thank Dr. Swart, the nurses and all the care givers at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility for the care you have given Charlene during her long battle with Lupus.
- Edith Eleanor (nee Gouldsborough). The death of Edith Eleanor Stewart age 79 years of Liberty, SK occurred at the Extendicare Care Home in Moose Jaw, SK on Tuesday January 7, 2003. A Graveside Service will be held in the Liberty Cemetery at a later date. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents Cecil & Edith Gouldsborough; her husband Lloyd; daughter in law Charlene Stewart; grandson Corey Stewart. Eleanor is survived by her 4 children Joyce (Al) Cooper of Ontario, Rick (Audrey) Stewart of B.C., John Stewart of Liberty, Kathy (Dave) Chapman of Moose Jaw; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren; 2 brothers Bill & John Gouldsborough. Sincere thanks to Dr. Gass & staff at Extendicare care home in Moose Jaw.
- Raymond Lloyd. The death of Raymond Lloyd Stewart age 82 years of Liberty occurred on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at the Watrous Hospital Watrous, SK. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday July 21, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Liberty Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Alison West. Lloyd was predeceased by his parents Harold and Mable Stewart; brother Leroy in infancy; sisters Vera Brennan & Gladys Stewart; grandson Corey Stewart. Lloyd is survived by his wife Eleanor; four children, Joyce (Al) Cooper, Rick (Audrey) Stewart, Jack (Charlene) Stewart, Kathy (Dave) Chapman; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters Florence, Lucille & Ruby. For those so wishing donations to the Liberty Cemetery Fund would be appreciated. A special thanks to Dr. Brits and the Nursing staff at the Watrous Hospital and to Evelyn Zehr for the care that you have shown to Dad.
- J. Ross (June 13, 1914 - July 21, 2006). Ross passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Saskatoon City Hospital. He will be sadly missed by Myrtle, his wife of 59 years; son, Marvin (Teresa) and daughter, Shirley (Dr. Richard) Twanow; grandchildren, Dr. JaimeDawn Twanow (Jesse Heath), Casey Twanow (Justin Olenik), Laine Twanow (Van Miller), Graeme Twanow, James Strachan (Janine Brown) and Stefanie Strachan. Ross was born in Toronto and moved to Liberty, SK with his parents and brothers, Frank, George and Bill in 1918. He enlisted in 1943 and was assigned to the Military Police in the R.C.A.F. until 1946. He was a proud 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Ross farmed near Liberty until 1960 when he moved to Saskatoon with his wife and children. He retired from the Maintenance and Security Dept. at the University Hospital in 1980. Ross loved to travel and was an avid puzzle solver. He taught his granddaughters to dance and his grandsons to fish. The cabin he built on Long Lake was enjoyed by family and friends for 20 years. Ross will be remembered for his humor, the twinkle in his eye and his willingness to help. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ewa Olszynski and her staff at the Saskatoon Community Clinic and all who cared for him at Saskatoon City Hospital. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 29th, at 1:00 p.m. from Mayfair United Church (902 33rd. Street West). Inurnment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Field of Honor.
- Marian Ethel (nee Rayner). The death of Mrs. Marian Ethel Stratton aged 84 years of Imperial SK and formerly of Liberty SK occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial on Wednesday December 1, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held in the Liberty Memorial Hall on Saturday December 4th at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Kathy Maxwell. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Marian was predeceased by her husband Winston, brothers, Charles and John Rayner, sister, Daisy (Woeppel) Rowe and a grandson Davin. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Jacqueline (Frank) Haack, Carstars, AB; her sons, Daniel (Francine) Stratton, Calgary and Jim (Joann) Stratton, Liberty, SK; grandchildren, Leslie Ann (Trevor) Lewis, Jennifer (Sean) Langlois, Jonathon (Kaylee) and Joel; great grandchildren, Bennett, Chloe, Kennedy and Nolan; sisters, Dorothy Palmer and Doris Tripps and brother Bob Rayner; numerous nieces and nephews.
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- Elfrieda Hermina. The death of Elfrieda Hermina (Frieda) Tannahill aged 93 years of Liberty, SK occurred at the Watrous Hospital Watrous, SK on Friday July 18, 2003. The Funeral Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel Watrous, SK on Tuesday July 22nd at 10:00 a.m. interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery.
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- Hector age 97, passed away suddenly on October 26, 2004 at Santa Maria Seniors Home in Regina, SK. He was born on August 1, 1907 in the Ingleside District in Saskatchewan. He took his early schooling in Harrowby, MB. At age 22, he started buying grain for a line company and for the following 35 years, worked in various places in SK and MB. He was in the army for three years and served in World War II with an Anti Tank Regiment from the 8th of June 1944 until the end of the war. Hector was predeceased by three sisters; Jean, Gladys and Daisy, and one brother, Harvey, his son Lyndon in 1993 and his loving wife, Golda, in 1996. He leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his daughter Bonita (Al) Pollock of Sherwood Park, AB, his son Terry of Tumbler Ridge, BC, his grandchildren Brent (Kathy) Pollock and Wendy (Michael) Bernas, and great grandchildren Darrian and Reis Pollock, all from Sherwood Park, AB. Cremation has taken place and as per his request, no funeral service will be held. Internment will happen at a later date in Liberty, SK. We would like to thank his great friends in and around Liberty (Ivan, Rose, Steve, Ken and many more) for your kind visits and help over the years, as well as the DVA for all their support. To the staff at Santa Maria Seniors Home, thank you for all your wonderful care. We are forever thankful.
- Dorothy Viola (nee King) was born at Kinghurst, Ontario on August 18, 1915. She has left to join her husband Gordon and other family members in the kingdom of happiness. Dorothy left on her journey: October 17, 2000. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her daughter, Joyce Laraine Bloor and husband Bruce, her pride and joy, all her grandchildren, Theresa Johnston, husband Doug in Whitehorse, Yukon, Leonard Francis wife Lisa, in Calgary, Alberta, Gordon Francis wife Evett in Kelowna, British Columbia, Judith Gehring and husband Dale in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Dorothy leaves behind her great grandchildren that she treasured so much, Ashley, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Mathew, Jessica, Jeremy, Brittney, Dalton. Dorothy will see her parents Arthur and Ethel (Robertson) King, brother Milton, sister Gertrude and all the others whom knew and loved her that went on ahead. Dorothy and Gordon had 45 wonderful years together, now they will be together forever. Dorothy moved to Regina with her family in 1918. Then to Liberty, Saskatchewan where they farmed until 1928. The family moved back to Regina in 1928. Dorothy attended Balfour Tech. And later received her fifty year pin given out by the high school. She worked as a housekeeper in 1929 when jobs were hard to find. In 1950 she worked as a Nurses Aid at the General Hospital. In 1952 Dorothy worked for the Government of Saskatchewan, at the Department of Agriculture, in the Animal Division, around the time when Saskatchewan had an outbreak of Hoof and Mouth Disease, when many thousands of cattle had to be destroyed. It was a job she never forgot as she enjoyed animals and hated to see then put down. From 1961 to 1978 Dorothy enjoyed fancywork and made many gifts for her family. She joined the Bronco Club in 1944 and was a member until 1980. Dorothy joined the Diesel Gypsies C.B. with Gordon and was a member for many years. She loved to watch her favorite soap operas on T.V. She enjoyed the many camping and travelling trips around the country. Many a story she could tell about the camping as she had to cope with all kinds of surprises and animals. But most of all Dorothy enjoyed her life with her husband and family who will all miss her but never forget her. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for all the care and love Dorothy received. Care above and beyond the call of duty from Dr. V. Padyachee, Mainprize Manor, Midale Staff, St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan; all the cards and phone calls from family and friends. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Box 309, 124-100 Dewdney Ave., Regina, S4N 0E5. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2000 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 2161 Winnipeg Street, Regina with Rev. Blair Dixon officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Margaret Lillian (nee Drake) aged 89 years, of Liberty, Sask. passed away at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, Sask. on Sunday, March 15, 1998. Funeral service was held from Bethel United Church, Liberty on Wednesday, March 18th conducted by Rev. Elaine McLaughlin. Interment followed in Liberty Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Don and Evelyn Kennedy; Ed and Isabelle Wilson, Thelma and Al Busse, Maureen Tittemore, Greg Tittemore, Robert and Dot King, Charlie and Bernie Ell, Clarence and Amelia Robertson, Carol and Paul Remlinger and Frank and Jean Friese. Pallbearers were Don Anderson, Mike Tittemore, Larry Wolff, Jim Stratton, Craig Busse and Bob Robertson. Merrill Comba and Steve Dornian were the ushers and Rose Hannay was the register attendant. Jeanine Vanthuyne was the organist. Margaret Lillian Wheatley was born September 15, 1908 in Waterside, P.E.I. in 1908 to John Richard and Susanna Jane Drake. She came to Kedleston with her parents as a young girl and finished her high school and normal school training in Regina going on to teach in various schools including Penzance and Liberty. She met her husband Bill of Liberty and were married in 1931. They continued to live and farm in the district all their lives. Margaret was active in the UCW ladies organization, she enjoyed travelling and her garden. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 1986; parents John and Susanna Drake; brother Russell and sister Mary Drake. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Isabel Lucille (nee Stewart). We, her family, announce the passing of Lucille Wille age 89, on June 21, 2014. Born September 10, 1924, Mom lived her entire life in the Liberty community, on the farm & in town. Her passions included gardening, travelling, knitting, crochet, crosswords & most important to her was cooking, baking & canning for her family. Lucille leaves to mourn her 4 children: Margaret (Edward), Calvin (Marion), Craig (Elaine), & Brenda (Mark); 9 grandchildren: Rhonda (Michael), Catherine (Behrooz), Shaun (Pam), Kim (Brian), Kevin, Larrin (Misty), Nathan, Max (Jackie), Myra (Mason); 9 great grandchildren: Kate, Malcolm, Wyatt, Tyler, Kayson, Ethan, Daniel, Colton, Keaton & a 10th one due next month; one sister Ruby & numerous nieces & nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Harrold & Mabel, an infant brother, brother Lloyd, 3 sisters, Florence, Vera, Gladys, & her loving husband Edward. At Mom's request, there will be a private family graveside celebration of her life. Rest in Peace Mom.
- Donald Gordon (November 21, 1941 - September 17, 2011). It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Don Woeppel. Don passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the U of A hospital due to complications from myelofibrosis. Don was loved by many and is survivied by his loving fiance Ann McBain; daughter Patti (Berland) Hammond; son Paul (Susan)Woeppel; grandchildren Brok, Bronte, and Brolin; Amy, Jessica, and Eric; step grandchildren Thomas and William; Ann's son Joe (Tammy) Gladue; their children Cortni, Sheree, Haiden, and Brodie; cousins and friends he all held dear. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Cinnamon who was always by his side. Don was born and raised on the farm in Liberty, Sask. and obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree from the U of S in 1964. He worked in sales for General Electric in Cobourg, Peterborough, Toronto, Regina and Edmonton until 1980, and then as an Investment Advisor for Investors Group in Edmonton until he retired in 2002. He enjoyed the company of clients and colleagues alike. He loved the farm and continued to help with harvest every year. He retired to his home at Pigeon Lake where he could pursue his passions of fishing, hunting and inventing projects. His passion for deep sea fishing was enjoyed every winter in Cabo San Lucas. He is predeceased by his daughter Sheryl Klinzman, mother Daisy Rowe, father Maurice Woeppel, and step-father Floyd Rowe. Don was a postive, fun loving person that will be dearly missed by all.We love you Don/Dad/Grandpa. A gathering of family and friends will be held October 23, 2011 at Sandholm Hall at Pigeon Lake and in Liberty on October 29, 2011.
- Daniel Edward passed away peacefully at his home, the Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care/Nursing Home, in Ottawa, on Sunday, May 25, 2008. Born April 27, 1932, son of Katherine Wolff of Regina, formerly of Liberty, Saskatchewan and the late William Wolff of Liberty. Brother of Helen (Harold) Ehman of Holdfast, Saskatchewan, Charlie (Geraldine) of Edson, Alberta and Anita (Derald) Rose of Mississauga, Ontario. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Christ The King Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the family plot at the Wolffton Cemetery, Liberty, Saskatchewan. Our thanks to Dr. Uppal and the staff of Garry J. Armstrong LTC Home and staff of former residences for their care and compassion.
- Terrance Bernard aged 74 of Liberty, SK passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at the Long Lake Valley Intergrated Facility in Imperial. He is survived by his loving wife Sherian of 48 years; children: Patricia (Greg) Irvine of Blackfalls, AB, Dean (Shirley) of Liberty, SK & Linda (Donald) Redstone of Imperial, SK as well as his 8 grandchildren: Christopher & Jennifer Irvine, Danielle, Nicole, Tiffany & Travis Wolff & Matthew & Corey Redstone. He is also survived by his brothers: Norman Wolff & Morris Wolff & a sister Maureen Johnson as well as numerous nieces & nephews. The Vigil For The Deceased will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 and the Mass Of The Christian Burial on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. Both will be held in St. Pius X R.C. Church in Imperial, SK with interment in Wolffton Cemetery.
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- Emile (Emil) Ziefflie, born December 27th, 1918 passed away peacefully September 2nd, 2001 at the Davidson Healthcare Center. Predeceased by his parents Gottfried & Mary, brothers: Herb, Rueben, Gotfried, Chris, Ray & Roy. Sisters, Christina, Freda & Emma. A daughter & son in infancy & a granddaughter in infancy: sons-in-law DuWayne Hart, John Fink & Dennis Kuemper. Brothers-in-law Albert Dedderer, Bill Mott, Roy Cutforth & Fred Vanghel: sister-in-law Esther Ziefflie. Left to mourn his passing. His loving wife of 57 years Betty: Daughters: Betty-Ann, Diane, Linda, Pat (Wayne), Gayle (Leo) & son Brian (Bev). Twenty grandchildren & nineteen great grandchildren. Brothers John (Jacquie): Henry (Delores): Charlie (Marion) & Leo. Sisters Leah, Clara & Mary (Denis). Sisters-in-law Sally & Verlee, also numerous nieces & nephews in Canada & the United Kingdom. Emil was born in Irving Alberta; the family moved to Liberty, Sask. in 1922. In 1934 they moved to the farm east of Davidson. He received his education at the Rose Hill Country School. In 1941 he enlisted & served during World War II in the United Kingdom. On October 12th, 1944 he married his Scottish lass in Edinburgh, Scotland. Emil returned to Canada in September of 1945 and Betty joined him in March of 1946. He worked for several farmers until 1950, when he became employed as janitor for the Davidson School. After six years with the school he worked for Hodgins Dray Service until his employment with the Town of Davidson in 1958 as Utility Man. During his years with the town, he saw many changes & improvements. The installation of water & sewer was one of many that he was involved with. Emil retired in 1978 to pursue his hobbies, fishing, hunting, woodworking in his shop, gardening & coaching major league hockey and baseball from the comfort of his armchair. Emil's greatest joy was his family. He taught some how to fish & hunt, & some how to use a saw. His gardening skills were passed on to all. Water/water/water: we miss you. The celebration of Emil's life Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 7th, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the Davidson Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Davidson, Sask., with Pastor Doug Miner officiating. Interment family plot Davidson Cemetery, Davidson, Sask.