Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Ronald Norman (1939 - 2004) McLean, Sask. On Friday, June 25, 2004, Ronald Norman Ast passed away in the loving arms of his wife and daughter at his most cherished spot on earth, his farm. Ron was predeceased by his father Fred Ast. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 39 years, Carolle; daughter Andrea (Steven) Wesdyk; granddaughter Emily; Mother Sylvia Ast; Sisters Janice (Sandy) Wass, Diannah Lechner; and Deborah (David) Glover, Mother-in-law Pauline Grad; Brothers-in-law Jack Grad, Murray Grad; Sister-in-law Kathy Grad as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Zimmerman, the staff of Indian Head Union Hospital, and most especially to Lani Antione for helping us through his last few precious moments. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday evening June 30, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Qu'Appelle, Sask. with Father Ed Hengen officiating.
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- Jan (John) Alexander. Friday, December 24, 2005, Jan (John) Alexander Badenoch, late of McLean, Sask. Predeceased by his father William Robert Badenoch, John is survived by his mother Grace (Betty) Badenoch, two sons: Jan and Chris and their mother Carol Matters all of Kelowna; one sister Kerri (Kim) Huartson and their daughters: Morgan and Hayley all of Regina, and his beloved companion Poulin as well as many friends. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue
- Evelyn (nee Hall) August 29, 1932 - May 8, 2013. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn Bechard formerly of Sedley, Sask. Predeceased by her parents Mildred and Milton Hall; brother Ronald Hall; brothers-in-law Roland Lefebvre, Don Galan and nephew Danny Lefebvre; she leaves to honour and celebrate her life Leonard Bechard her loving husband of 57 years; her daughters Carmen Dybwad (Don Havelock) and Leanne (Steve) Lucyk and the grandchildren she so adored and who in return adored her, Anne-Marie Dybwad, Jeff Lucyk, Madeleine Lucyk and Chris (Laura) Lucyk. Evelynís passing leaves to mourn her siblings Marlene (Gordon) Galan, Priscilla Galan and Charles (Connie) Hall and in-laws Alfred (Rose) Bechard, Blanche Lefebvre, Robert (Aileen) Bechard and Eloise (Jean-Claude) Morneau and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Geographically she may not have moved far from having grown up on a dairy farm at McLean and then moving not so many miles away to a grain farm at Sedley, but the range of her intellect and knowledge was far reaching. A voracious reader ñ she made light work of the Encyclopedia Britannia A-Z, cover to cover ñ which no doubt contributed to her ability to complete flawlessly, in ink, the most difficult crossword puzzles and defeat all comers at Scrabble. Her cooking and sewing skills were legendary (her pies were most sought after at the local Fall Supper) and lovingly passed them along to her grandchildren. It was a privilege to know her, to call her wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed but never forgotten. And just so there is no mistake: St. Peter, when she arrives at your Pearly Gates the code word is ìGrankyî and she above all others deserves to be admitted. Evelynís last days were made comfortable by the exceptional staff at the Regina General Hospital, in particular the nurses on 5A (Sheila you were our rock), SICU and 6A, whose compassion and care are very much appreciated by her family - thank you. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Holy Child, 2636 - 7 Avenue East, Regina, SK at 11:00 am.
- George Clifford. It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of our dear beloved husband, father and grandfather on April 11, 2005. George passed away peacefully at the age of 68 after a courageous battle against cancer. George is predeceased by his parents Max and Annie Becker; brother David "Erman" Becker; brother-in-law Bill Tabor; and sister-in-law Gen Becker. Left to cherish George's memory is his beloved wife Rita; children: Denise Becker of Combermere, ON, Bonnie Becker of Cardston, AB, Wanda (Doug) Knisley and grandchildren Ashley and Jesse of Warman, SK, and Jennifer Becker of Regina, SK; sister Shirley Tabor of Surrey, BC; and brother Clarence (Margaret) Becker of Kelowna, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was born in Regina and raised on a farm south of McLean, SK. George's passion was farming. He gained the respect of those who knew him for his hard work, perseverance and commitment to a prosperous family farm. George was also known for his lighthearted nature that made for much laughter in his life. George will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by family and friends. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina, SK. on Saturday, April 16, 2005.
- Eva (nee Strecker), late of McLean and formerly of Avonhurst, SK., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2006 at the Golden Prairie Nursing Home, Indian Head, SK. Eva is survived by her children, Lorraine (Adolf) Radmacher, Viola (Harald) Berwald and Lloyd (Sue) Bernt; grandchildren, Harlan (Marie) Berwald, Melissa (Rob) Chapman, Anita and Chris Radmacher, Kevin Moore, Stephan (Ann) Radmacher; and great grandchildren; sister Rose Ruecker; brothers Phil (Anne) Strecker and Adam (Marjorie) Strecker; sister-in-law Lois and Lena Strecker; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband Rudolph; brothers Henry, Jake, Fred and George; sisters-inlaw Theresa and Erna; and brother-in-law Clifford Ruecker. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK, on Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Alice. On Thursday, February 7, 2007, Alice Boast, Golden Prairie Home, Indian Head, Sk. died at the age of 89 years. The funeral service will be held in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sk. on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Peter Calhoun officiating. Interment in McLean Cemetery. Alice was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Boast; three brothers, Arthur, Allan and Bob Boast, sister Bessie Boast, and is survived by one sister, Nellie Boast, Regina; one niece, Bonnie Boast (Brian), Regina; one great nephew, Michael Boast, Regina, cousins and friends. Thank you to the staff at Golden Prairie Home for the great care they had given Alice.
- Bessie. On Thursday, May 13, 2004, Bessie Boast, McLean, Sask. died at the age of 78 years. The funeral service will be held in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sask. on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Interment in McLean Cemetery. Bessie was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Boast; two brothers, Allan and Arthur Boast; and is survived by two sisters: Alice Boast, McLean, Sask.; Nellie Boast, Regina, Sask.; one brother, Bob Boast, Indian Head, Sask.; one niece, Bonnie Boast (Brian), Regina, Sask.; one great nephew, Michael Boast, Regina, Sask.; special friends, Sylvia Coghill and Dorothy Martin and many more cousins and friends.
- Ellen "Nellie" went peacefully with Bonnie and Mike at her side on Friday, February 5, 2010, Ellen "Nellie" Boast of Sunset Extendicare, Regina, Sk. at the age of 89 years. Nellie is survived by her daughter Bonnie (Brian) and grandson Mike (Vickie), cousins and friends. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, William and Elsie Boast; three brothers, Arthur, Allan and Bob Boast, sisters Bessie and Alice Boast. The funeral service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina, Sk. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 10:30am. Interment at McLean Cemetery.
- Robert. On Friday, January 5, 2007, Robert (Bob) Boast, Golden Prairie Home, Indian Head, Sk. died at the age of 83 years. The funeral service will be held in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sk. on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 10:30 am. Rev. Peter Calhoun officiating. Interment in McLean Cemetery. Robert was predeceased by his parents, William and Elsie Boast; two brothers, Arthur and Allan Boast, sister Bessie Boast, and is survived by two sisters: Alice Boast Golden Prairie Home; Nellie Boast, Regina; one niece, Bonnie Boast (Brian), Regina; one great nephew, Michael Boast, Regina, cousins and friends. Thank you to the staff at Golden Prairie Home for the great care they had given Bob.
- Ethel Agnes (nee Gilleert) January 21, 1918 - October 15, 2012. Ethel Agnes Boyce passed away peacefully with loving family and caregivers by her side on October 15, 2012. Ethel was born on January 21, 1918, the 7th child of 9 to Herman and Barbara Gillert in the McLean District. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Harry Boyce; her parents; siblings Otto (Lee), Elmira (Carl) Silzer, Herman (Alice), Hermina (Minnie) Baker, Gertie (George) Lumb, Henry (Peggy), Edgar (Dorothy) and Fred (Pamela). She is survived by brother-in-law Les Baker; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; Harry's children, grandchildren and many friends. Ethel trained to be a seamstress and milliner (hatmaker) and went on to sew many elaborate dresses including wedding gowns and hats, some dresses of which were used at Buffalo Days. Ethel was extraordinarily talented when it came to anything artistic. Not only was she adept at painting and drawing, she excelled at woodwork, making and repairing furniture. She also was an accomplished writer, having poetry published in a Canadian Anthology Thoughts for the Millennium in 1999. Ethel loved the performing arts and was a patron of Globe Theatre in Regina. She also loved to entertain guests and golfing. Ethel owned and operated a cafe in Lumsden, where she met her husband Harry Boyce. They married in 1962. After selling her business in Lumsden, she went to work at the Queen's Hotel in Regina. Ethel was a caring, compassionate person, who genuinely cared for all those around. She volunteered at the Norman McKenzie Art Gallery and at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in the Veteranís ward. She drove the old people to their appointments while she was already herself in her late 70's early 80's. She spent daily time on call when her neighbor was ailing, and was Harry's devoted caregiver until his death. After coming to live in the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, she managed to make the staff on 2-6 giggle regularly with her playful wit and humour. A gathering of family and friends to share memories of Ethel's well lived life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
- Barbara Christina (nee Fisher) passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2002. She was born at McLean, Sask. on September 23, 1922. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Hugh (1988); her parents Jake and Eva Fisher; three sisters: Georgina, Rose and Catherine; five brothers-in-law: Henry Grad, Arthur Nelson, Henry Diewold, Phillip Leibel and John Kuntz. She is survived by six sisters: Anne Leibel. Pauline Grad, Phillippine Kuntz, Vina (Wilf) Flaman, Alice (Robert) Flaman and Margaret (Roy) Haugen; one brother George, grandchildren, Emily Gosciola and Robert Bright; great grandchildren Gabriel and Patrick Gosciola, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be held at Santa Maria Chapel, 4215 Regina Avenue, on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Riffel officiating. Cremation, with burial at a later date in Ottawa Memorial Gardens, Ontario.
- George Walter (1916 - 2008). George passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Saskatoon City Hospital at the age of 91 years. He lived a long full life remaining active and healthy until just recently. George is survived by eight children, sons, Rodney, Gary (Cheryl), Lyle (Cathy), Dale (Karen), Trevor (Shelley); daughters, Sheryl (Dan) Doig, Valerie (Peter) Houghton, Licia (Jayce) Burghall; nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce in 1994; brother, Wilfred; and sister, Ellen Morgan. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK. A private family interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK. George was born in Herschel, Saskatchewan in 1916. He joined the Canadian Army and was immediately sent overseas to Italy at the age of 17. George met Joyce at a dance while on leave in Chester, England. They became engaged shortly after and were married on December 5, 1945 in Chester. George spent two years with the RCASC in Italy. He returned to Canada in 1945 and Joyce with their son Rodney came over in December 1946. They settled on a farm at McLean, SK and remained there for ten years, after which they moved into McLean where Joyce became the Post Mistress and George began work in Regina. He later purchased the lumberyard and then the service station in McLean. In 1980 they moved to Saskatoon where he worked at various jobs until age began to slow him down. George enjoyed spending time with family, constantly updating his website, which will leave a lasting legacy of his life for his family to cherish. He loved golfing, still walking 9 holes until well into his 80's. George was a quiet soul, never complaining, always a twinkle in his eye. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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- Owen G. (December 22, 1920 - October 6, 2009). Owen Campbell passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on October 6, 2009. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Helen, with whom he shared the past 59 years of his life; his six children, David (Gail) Campbell, Pat (Marilyn) Campbell, Colleen Campbell (Randy Maierhoffer), Karen (Nick) Colabella, Kevin Campbell (Art Janzen) and MaryAnn (Randy) Link; six grandchildren, Krista Greenlees, Ryan (Heidi) Campbell, Owen P. and Sean Campbell, Jennifer and Jackie O'Neil. He is further survived by his brother John (Rita) Campbell; his sisters, Brigid Gorman, Molly Engel, Helen Reich and Theresa (Stan) Howden; many nieces and nephews as well as good friends and neighbours including Brett Greenlees, Avery and Phyllis Pearson and his cribbage buddies. Chloe the cat will also miss her lap time with her Papa. Owen is predeceased by his parents John and Mary-Jane Campbell; his sisters Margaret Feeney, Ann Falvey, Kay Campbell; and his brothers Peter and Joseph Campbell. Owen was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada at the age of nine. He enlisted into the Air Force during WWII, flew on numerous flight missions and bravely defended his country. To his very end he carried memories of his battles and kept his camaraderie with the Veterans and Legion very close. In the 1950's he and Helen built a farm equipment business in McLean, SK that progressed, moved to Balgonie and grew for the next 20 years. During this time he also farmed in the Qu'Appelle area. Although he was a farmer at heart, Owen was also a lifelong salesman; generous and trusting. He had such appreciation for his customers and believed that his word and handshake were what mattered. Later Owen engaged as a Director with Gallowai Metal Mining and this became his next purpose and passion in seeing it progress. Papa was the pillar of our family; all the years of our gatherings will be held in such dear memory. His devout Catholic faith and unwavering love of God with Jesus Christ his savior were Owen's foundation and saw him through all of life's challenges. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend J.B. Okai officiating. A lunch will follow in the church basement. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
- Alma Darlene (nee Moore). On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Alma Darlene Cates, widow of Ernie Cates, Regina, SK. and formerly of McLean, SK. died at the age of 73 years while on a bus tour with friends. The funeral service will be held in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, SK on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jo Mader officiating. Cremation with interment in Qu'Appelle Cemetery. Darlene was predeceased by her husband Ernie in 2003; her parents Alvin and Henrietta Moore ; her father-and-mother-law, Jim and Effie Cates; brother-in-law Jerry Cates; nephews Ken Cates and Joe Lamonthe and is survived by one brother-in-law Bob (Phyllis) Cates and their family Gail (Wade) Yakymyk and their family Shelby and Logan; sister-in-law Joan Cates and her family Barbara Lamonthe and her daughter Jackie; Bill (Tannis) Cates and their family Owen, Tanille and Desiree; J.A. Bud Cates; special friend Don Spencer and his family and dear friend June Harris; cousins Mary, Kathleen (Bill), Shirley, Marlene, Bob (Eleanor), Keith (Joyce) and several other cousins.
- James Ernest, dearly beloved husband of Darlene passed away suddenly at Indian Head Hospital of February 20, 2003 at the age of 74 years. Ernie was born in Regina and raised on the family farm. He was predeceased by his father James Robert Kingsnorth Cates of Indian Head in 1987; his nephew Kenneth Robert Cates, Regina in 19997; his brother Gerald Joseph Cates, Swift Current in 1999; his nephew in law Joseph Lamothe, Berwyn, AB in 2003; his father and mother in law: Alvin Moore in 1989 and Henrietta Moore in 1992, Ernie is survived by his wife, Darlene; his mother, Effie Cathes (Covey), Indian Head; one brother, Robert and his wife Phyllis and their daughter Gail and Wade Yakymyk and their children, Shelby and Logan, all of Regina; sister in law, Joan Cates, Swift Current and her daughter, Barbara Lamothe and her granddaughter, Jackie, Berwyn, AB; son William and Tannis and their children, Owen, Tanielle, Desiree Cates, Calgary, AB; son J.A. (Bud) Cates, Swift Current; his aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors that meant so much to him. Ernie farmed in the McLean area all his life. He was a caring, compassionate man and would always lend a hand to a neighbor or friend. He married Alma Darlene Moore in Westminster United Church, Regina on June 25, 1966. A service of remembrance will be held in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sask. on Monday, March 10, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald R. Clark officiating. Cremation with interment in Qu'Appelle Cemetery at a later date.
- Stella (nee Kennedy) April 25, 1920 - September 30, 2009. On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Listella (Stella) Maggie Cates, Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, SK., formerly McLean, SK., widow of Fernie Cates, died at the age of 89 years. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall, McLean, on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in the McLean Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Fernie in 1996, her parents Robert and Gertrude Kennedy and her brother Bob and his wife Alice Kennedy. Stella is survived by her sons Weston and Roy of McLean; brother Jim (Rita) Kennedy, Regina, SK., and their family Twyla, Donna and Jim; sister Daisy McCullough, Indian Head, SK., and her family Lyle, Elaine, Donna, Debra, Darcy and Robert.
- Jared William. On Friday, February 28, 2003, Jared William Coghill beloved son of Kevin Coghill and Denise Marshall, McLean, Sask., passed away at the age of two years and eleven months. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sask., on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ron Clarke officiating with interment in McLean Cemetery. Jared was predeceased by his paternal grandfather William Coghill besides his loving parents Kevin and Denise, Jared is survived by two brothers; Noel and Robert Marshall, three sisters; Laura, Sarah and Trisha Marshall his paternal grandmother Sylvia Coghill, McLean, his maternal grandparents Bob and Mary Mann, Lemberg, Sask., also his aunts, uncles and cousins. Kevin and Denise would like to give special thanks to Dr. A. Essalah and to the nursing staff of the neo natal unit and to the ward on 4F and to the M. P.I.C.U. of the Regina General Hospital also to the staff at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for all your love and care to Jared.
- Maureen Leah (October 28, 1959 - February 10, 2010). Maureen passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital. She was surrounded by her family and close friend. Maureen was predeceased by her father, William, brother Curtis, sister Carmen, and nephews Daniel Demyen, Jared Coghill and Noel Marshall. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Nathan Gillert, daughters Alicia and Christina (Phil) Gillert, mother Sylvia, sisters Debbie (Dennis), Laura, brothers Blaine (Sherry), Kevin (Denise), Robert (Heather), numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and long time friends Grace Petford, Barb & George Fraser and families. Maureen grew up on the family dairy farm at McLean, SK. She lived in Regina where she had a 32 year career with Farm Credit Canada. Maureen was a devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend. She will be lovingly remembered for her strong work ethic, her sense of humour and her love of life. Funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall/School Gym, on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Trish McCarthy officiating. Interment in McLean Cemetery.
- Sylvia (nee Ewart) November 1, 1935 - June 22, 2013. On Saturday, June 22, 2013, with her family by her side, Sylvia Coghill, Emerald Park, SK, formerly McLean, SK, died at the age of 77 years. She was born in Congress SK. and died in Regina, SK. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall/School Gymnasium on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the McLean Cemetery. Sylvia's joy was her family. Left to mourn are her children: Debbie (Dennis) Demyen, Blaine (Sherry) Coghill, Laura Coghill (Mel), Kevin (Denise) Coghill and Robert (Heather) Coghill; 23 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; brother Dave (Bertie) Ewart and long time friend Grace Petford as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Coghill in 1990; son William Jr.; daughters Carmen and Maureen, grandsons Daniel, Jared and Noel; brothers Sinclair and Jack and her parents David and Margaret (nee Sinclair) Ewart. The family would like to thank Dr. Duffy, Dr. Haidash and Dr. Zimmermann for the care they gave Sylvia. Online
- Wayne Ian. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our husband, dad and grandfather, Wayne Ian Connolly of McLean, SK on Friday, May 8, 2009 at the age of 68 years. Wayne was predeceased by his parents Leon and Edna Connolly. Left to honour his memory are his wife of 49 years, Delores; daughter Kim (Gerry) Pinay and their children Paige and Jolene; daughter Shelley (Bill) Hubble; son Trevor (Jennifer) Connolly and their children Grace and Brooke; siblings Sheila (Geoff) Vincent, Marilyn (Eddie) Wesolowski, Carol Connolly, Beatrice Turkowich and Owen (Wanda) Connolly; as well as many sisters-in-law, brothers-inlaw, nieces, nephews and friends. Wayne was born August 17, 1940 in Invermay, SK. He worked for Cargill Grain Ltd for 30 years, retiring in 2001. Wayne was happiest working outdoors on his acreage. He loved socializing with family and friends. He was well known for his funloving nature and sense of humour. Flowers are gratefully declined, those wishing to do so may make a donation to a charity of their choice in memory of Wayne. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Astrid Marie Violet (nee Sandberg).On Friday, December 16, 2005, Astrid Marie Violet Covey, widow of Nelson Covey, McLean, Sask., died at the age of 79 years. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, Sask., on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Officiants Rev. Peter Calhoun. Interment in the Regina Memorial Gardens. Predeceased by her husband Nelson James Covey in 1998, her parents Axel and Clara (nee Olson) Sandberg, a brother Axel Sandberg in 1993 and a nephew Michael Sandberg in 1978. Mrs. Covey is survived by three daughters: Sherry (Blaine) Coghill; Sandra (Charles) Brown and Pam Gigian all of McLean, Sask., ten grandchildren: Melanie (Korey) Morrow, Regina, Sask.; Melissa (Trevor) Sigfusson, Sylvan Lake, AB.; Jeremy (Jessica) Coghill, McLean; Michaela (Glen) Brule, Regina; Jason (Michelle) Coghill, Regina; Dakota Brown, McLean; Chelsea Gigian, Redwater, AB.; Brock (Sheena) Gigian, Regina; Clancy Gigian, McLean; and Brooke Gigian of McLean. Mrs. Covey is also survived by five great grandchildren, brother Reuben Sandberg, Qu'Appelle, Sask., sister in law Mildred Osborne, Calgary, AB., two brothers in law Gilbert (Joyce) Covey, Balgonie, Sask. and Walter Spencer, Wolseley, Sask., as well as her nieces and nephews.
- Eric William was born January 26, 1913 and passed away on May 21, 2005. Eric was predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Bessie Cowan; sisters, Etty Smith, Edith Thorneycroft, Agnes Pearce, Alma Smith, Helen Craig; brother, John Cowan; niece: Doreen Dwernychuk, nephew: Bobby Thorneycroft and cousin: Wilbert Cowan. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Cowan of Vancouver, BC; nieces and nephews, Audrey (Bill) Beadle of Ilderton, ON, Edith Mathers of London, ON, Allan (Beth) Smith of Regina, Kenneth (Joan) Thorneycroft of Stittsville, ON, Eleanor Simpson (Jack: deceased) of Regina, Jean (Jim) Caddy of Embro, ON, Gerald (Bernice) Thorneycroft of Cape Breton Island, Grace (Allan) Schnurr of St. Mary's, ON, Rand Craig of Medina, ON, Leslie (Mary) Craig of Iroquois, ON, Joan (David) Parson of Stratford, ON, Daniel (Bonnie) Smith of Regina, Marilyn (Keith) Shaw of Calgary, Mary Cowan of Boissevain, MB and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Eric is also survived by special friends, Mrs. Helen Walkeden (Percy Leonard: deceased) of Regina, Jeff (Corrine) Walkeden of McLean, Judith Lindenbach (Larry Dunn) of Regina, Vivian Bobrutzki (Bernie) of Grand Prairie, AB , Connie Hall (Charles) of Southey, SK and Ada Walkeden of Indian Head, SK. Eric was born and raised on the homestead of his parents, Wilbert and Bessie Cowan near McLean, SK. He lived his life by farming in the McLean District until recently when with the help of his neighbours, the Walkeden family, he moved into a retirement home in Regina. Throughout his life, he was a very close friend of the Walkeden, working over the years with more than on generation of the family. Eric maintained an active interest in many things, keeping up on current events. He kept records of his family history, clearly remembering the past. He made new friends when he moved to Regina. Although he slowed down over the last years, he remained alert and in good health until recently he encountered difficulties and declined rapidly before his death. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
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- Glen Martin of McLean, Sk. passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital June 13, 2002 at the age of 73. Predeceased by his parents Nola and Wesley Dancey; infant son Danny; sister Nettie; sister Vera; brother-in-law Rudy Rossow; step-daughter Judy Perry. Glen is survived by his loving wife Gladys; son Terry (Candy); daughter Rose Mary Siciliano; stepson Francis (Ellen) Perry; stepson Michael Perry; sister Rose Rossow; brother Arley; sister-in-law Ella (Cliff) McEwen; sister-in-law Ethel Parsons; brother-in-law Ernest (Velda) Heckbert; 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that he was very close to. A memorial Service will be held at Bolgonie Baptist Church June 22, 2002 at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Roy Matthews officiating. Cremation.
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- Ila Lorrena (nee Jackson). Her family wish to announce the passing of their mother on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Pioneer Village, formerly of McLean. A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE will be held at the McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, SK, on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Sprucehome Baptist Cemetery, Stockholm, SK, at 4:00 p.m. Ila was born at home on a farm near Palmer, SK, on April 18, 1917. She leaves to mourn her passing: her daughter Myrita (Bill) and her children Yvonne (Bruce) Kosugi, Quentin, Carmen (Glenn) Parsons; and her son Ron (Roberta) and children Keri and Paul; as well as two great grandchildren Erik and Robyn Kosugi; her twin sister Ina Hubbard and family. She was predeceased by an infant sister Leola; her parents Alexander and Annie Jackson; her husband John; her son Garry and brother-in-law Art Hubbard. Her lifelong love of teaching influenced the lives of many young Canadian children she taught over her 25 years of service. Her loving human touch reached all who knew her. Her love of nature and people served God's plan in the way she lived her life. The family extends special thanks to Pioneer Village Staff for their loving and compassionate care given over the past five years.
- George Edward (September 17, 1937 - January 16, 2005). He had no enemies, the respect of his peers, and the endless love and respect of his family. The youngest child born to Isaac and Elizabeth Enns of Swift Current, Sask. George was the youngest in his family, but became the oldest in the Spencer family when he married Patricia in 1959. He loved the farm near Mclean, and even tried his hand at land work. But most of all he liked to "walk the back 40". He was always someone you could count on. Coming to the aid of family and friends, he saved his younger sisters-in-law more than once. Predeceased by his parents, brother William and sister Mary. George is survived by wife Patricia, daughters Linda (Howard) Gehl, and Leslie Enns (Robert Bray), granddaughters Amy, Melissa, Stephanie and Courtney Gehl, Elizabeth and Anne Enns-Bray and grandson William EnnsBray. Also survived by his brother John Enns of Abbotsford, mother-in-law E. Mable Spencer of Regina, plus many other friends and family members. At George's request there will be no funeral.
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- Brian Raymond was born on April 28, 1947 in Regina and raised in McLean, SK. He, his wife, Judy and their children resided in Manitoba and British Columbia before returning to Saskatchewan in 1974. They settled in Indian Head, SK in 1978. After a long courageous battle with cancer, Brian passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2008 with his family by his side. Brian was predeceased by his parents, George and Helen Galan; his brother, Don. He is survived by his wife, Judy; their sons, Corey (Geraldine) and children, Shaunna, Tori, Tyler, Mike, Darren (Dawson Creek, B.C.), Ron and children, Mickenzie and Michael (Regina), Derrick (Kristy) and children, Austin and Troy (Dawson Creek, B.C.). Brian also leaves to mourn, brothers and sisters, Gordon (Marlene), Fred (Sharon), Joan, Carol, Brenda (Ken) as well as his nieces and nephews. Brian was deeply touched by the kindness of his family, friends, health care workers and hospital staff. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Indian Head Cemetery with Rev. Stewart Wass officiating.
- Martha (nee Frombach). On Friday, May 25, 2001 Martha Galenzoski (nee From bach), late of Regina, Sask. and formerly of McLean, passed away at the age of 101 years. She was predeceased by her husband Richard; parents Peter and Maria Frombach; step-mother Ida Fromback; daughter Edna Paholko; sisters Minnie, Esther and Henrietta and brothers Seigfried, Paul and Aaron. Martha is survived by her children Irma (Bill) McClintock and their children Bill (Rita) and Ron (Dira); Irvin Richards and his children Ronalea, Judy (Joe) Hawes, John, Ruth (Ray) Hill and Steve (Connie) and Marian (James) Brown and their children Jason (Audrey) and Lisa (Walt) Lockie; son-in-law Mike Paholko and his son Randy; twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; sisters Ruth Schmahl, Judith (Tom) Muscrove, Myrtle Tamblyn, ALma (Clem) Wagner, Dorothy Zurowski and Jane (Ed) Read; brothers Benjamin, Wilfred (Dorothy), Gerald (Alma) and Elmer (Diane) and sisters-in-law Gertrude Frombach and Edith Frombach as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 28, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina SK. The Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Warren passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, August 19, 2005 at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his father Dominic (Tom) Geiger and nephews Bryan Fuchs and Grant Beingessner. Warren will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother Evelyn; loving wife of 56 years, Mary; son Cal (Lynn); daughter Linda (Clem); grandchildren Chad (Katja), Doug, Dale, Kevin, and Stephen; sister Gladys (Jack); and brother Milt (Betsy) as well as extended family and friends. Warren was born and raised on a farm near McLean, SK. He and Mary were married in 1949 and have lived in Regina since 1952. Warren was always prepared to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever needed. He will be missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 5020 7th Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ken Koep, Celebrant.
- Cecil Walter passed away on March 31 at home in Red Deer at the age of 61 years. He is survived by three children: Ken (Janet) and their children: Christopher and Ashley of Red Deer; Greg of Red Deer; Anita (Bryce) Barnhart of Tampa, Florida, 2 brothers: Andrew of Toronto, Doug of Regina. Predeceased by wife Eleanor (2001) of Red Deer; parents: Herman and Alice Gillert of McLean, brother Christopher of McLean. Cecil was raised in the McLean district in the early years of his marriage his work took him to Red Deer where they raised their family. Cecil was proud of his work as a (cat) operator and his skill in the demolition of many prairie grain elevators. Funeral Service April 15th, 1pm. Eventide Funeral Chapel, Red Deer.
- Eleanor Anita (nee Cochrane) passed away in Red Deer hospital on August 28, 2001 at the age of 55 years. Predeceased by her parents Harry (1974) and Gertrude (1999) Cochrane, brothers Jackie (1967) and Tom (2000). She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Cecil of 37 years, and two sons, Ken (Janet) their children Christopher and Ashley and Greg. All of Red Deer. One daughter Anita (Bryce) Barnhart of West Palm Beach Florida. One sister Marjorie Petford of Regina. Eleanor was born and raised in McLean Sask., married a local boy Cecil. His work relocated them to Red Deer where they raised their family. Eleanor loved the outdoors, her backyard and garden, and their weekends camping in the mountains. Funeral services held in Red Deer
- James "Jim" Ian Joseph of McLean, SK passed away peacefully on October 5, 2006 at the age of 65. He was predeceased by baby son, Charles; brother, Terry and father, Charles. Jim is survived by his mother, Betty; wife, Karen; daughter, Brandi (Mike); son, James (Molly) and grandson, James; brothers, Larry (Phyllis), Leslie (Debbie); brothers in law, Marvin, Colin (Val), Wayne (Kathy); many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as a multitude of very wonderful friends. Jim was sixteen years old when he enlisted in the Army in 1957 and spent two years in Kingston. Upon his return to Saskatchewan in 1959, he started a career in the paper business. Over a span of thirty years he worked for Hudson Paper, Printing Papers, Barber Ellis and Western Graphics. For the past eight years, Jim took great pleasure in working for his son James as a Webmaster for Great White Advertising. As he said, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Jim loved the outdoors, particularly camping and fishing, but his greatest pleasure was having a good game of pool; his friends knew they didn't have to ask twice for a game. Special thanks go to Dr. Lewis and the staff of Unit 5E at the General Hospital for all their kindness and compassionate care. At Jim's request there will be no funeral service.
- Anton "Tony" Xavier, McLean, Sask. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Anton Tony Xavier Grad on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the age of 81 years, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his wife Irene (nee Runge) in 1992; daughter Beverly in 1958; father Peter Grad in 1962; mother Lucy Grad (nee Schaeffer) in 1963; as well as nine siblings. He is survived by his daughters Sharon (Jim) Swift, grandsons Kelly (Natalie), Dylan and Lane of Regina, SK; Maxine (Brian) Hanofski and grandson Tyler of McLean, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Tony was a beloved father and grandfather who took great pride and pleasure in his family, who will miss him very much. A CELEBRATION OF TONY'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
- Murray Edward (1943 - 2010). On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Murray Edward Grad, McLean, SK. died suddenly at the age of 66 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's R. C. Church, Balgonie, SK. on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Ed Hengen. Cremation with interment in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Murray was predeceased by his father Henry in 1969; one brother Russell in 1995; sister-in-law Shirley Grad in 1992; brother-in-law Ronald Ast in 2004 and is survived by his mother Pauline Grad, McLean; one brother Jack Grad, Vibank; two sisters, Carolle Ast, Indian Head and Kathy Grad, Regina; his nieces and nephews: Keith Grad and his children Krystal (Kyle), James (Becky) and their daughter Payton; Kevin (Marla) Grad and their daughter Charmaine and Curtis (Sally) Grad; Andrea (Steven) Wesdyk and their daughter Emily.
- Pauline (nee Fisher) March 25, 1917 - January 10, 2013. On Thursday, January 10, 2013, Pauline Regina Grad, widow of Henry Grad, McLean, SK. and late of Indian Head, SK died at the age of 95 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Balgonie, SK. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina at a later date. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Jake and Eva Fisher; her husband Henry in 1969, two sons Russell in 1995 and Murray in 2010; son-in-law Ronald Ast in 2004, daughter-in-law Shirley Grad in 1992; her sisters: Georgina, Rose, Anne, Kathleen, Phillipine, Barbara and Alice and is survived by one son, Jack Grad; two daughters, Carolle Ast and Kathy Grad; her grandchildren: Keith Grad, Kevin (Marla) Grad, Curtis (Sally) Grad and Andrea Wesdyk; her great-grandchildren: Krystal (Kyle), James (Becky), Charmaine and Emily; her great-great-grandchildren: Payton, Jack and Keltyn; two sisters Vina (Wilf) Flaman and Margaret (Roy) Haugen; one brother George Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews.
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- Brian. It is with great sadness that the family announces that Brian passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Ituna, SK. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the age of 55 years. He was predeceased by his father, John Honofski (1975); paternal grandparents George and Pauline Hanofski; maternal grandparents Klinik and Katie Monastersky; brother-in-law Jim Gallenger; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; mother and father-in-law Anton and Irene Grad. Brian leaves to cherish precious memories of him to his wife Maxine (Grad) Hanofski; son Tyler Hanofski (Shannon); granddaughter Calla Lazarenko-Hanofski; mother Zena Honofski; brothers David and Barry Hanofski; sister Sharon Gallenger (Darrell); sister-in-law Sharon Swift (Jim); nephews Kelly Swift (Natalie), Dylan and Lane Swift, Trevor Gallenger (Kim); niece Crystal Muhr (Curtis); great nieces and nephews. Brian was born in Regina, SK and was always proud to say he grew up as an œeast-ender.” He attended St. Mark Elementary School and Miller High School. He began work for the City of Regina at the age of 18 in the Water Works Department, following in his father's footsteps. He resigned in 1989 to become "Mr. Mom" to his newborn son Tyler, while his wife, Max, pursued her court reporting career. Max's car accident in 1990 had the two quickly reverse rolls and Brian re-joined the work force with the City of Calgary. It was in Calgary that Brian was trained as a Nursing Attendant and worked at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre until the family returned home to Saskatchewan in 1997 where he began work as a Special Care Aide at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, right up until a car crash in August, 2008. Brian sustained life-threatening injuries that day and underwent emergency surgery including a bowel resection and artery repair as well as a diagnosis of sleep apnea and spondylolethesis. Brian lived the rest of his life with severe chronic pain and mobility issues. We all considered these the bonus years, where life was enjoyed to the fullest and every moment counted. Brian loved his family and friends; as well as travelling and living in the country. A Funeral Service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in McLean Cemetery.
- Jack David Elve passed away peacefully with family by his side in Regina, SK on August 29, 2006 at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Ethel Hardie and brother Howard as a child. Jack is survived by his loving wife Myrtle, of 59 years; daughters Barbara (Wayne) Ross, Susan Dormuth (Don Becker), Robbie (Wade) Sandoff, Connie Hardie and Kathy (Wendell) Schlosser; grandchildren Greg, Jeff, Michael, Jackie, Nicole, Natasha and David; great grandchildren Joshua, Sophie, Tate, Ava, Gavin and Ruby. Jack was a World War II Veteran, serving as an upper turret gunner. He was born on the family farm near McLean and lived in Edgeley before moving to Regina with his family in 1962. Jack retired from Transport Canada in 1978. Jack and Myrtle enjoyed camping, bowling and curling together. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
- Glen A. Haugen, age 77, of Saskatoon, passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on Friday, May 18th, 2012. He was born on April 14th, 1935 in Broadview, SK. He lived in McLean, SK and then moved to Saskatoon in 1984 where he has resided since. Glen is survived by his sister, Violet Ehman of Saskatoon and his brother, Roy Haugen of Lloydminster, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private family service at a later date. Burial of cremated remains in McLean Cemetery.
- Blair. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend. Blair passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Blair is survived by his parents Sherry and Dwayne; his siblings Sherilyn (Curtis), Sharla (Drew), and Brian; his only niece Andee; his grandparents Karen and Stan, Nora and Ken. Blair is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Blair was born on October 24, 1985 in The Pas, Manitoba. From a young age Blair enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, snowmobiling, and mud bogging! Blair loved to work and also loved his job as a heavy equipment operator. Blair loved life, he was one of the most fun loving and humble people you would ever meet. His smile lit up a room. Blair was diagnosed with Leukemia in December, 2013 and we as a family are so happy to say that he beat it after Chemotherapy, Radiation and a Bone Marrow Transplant. Unfortunately after 7 months in remission Blair passed away from other complications. We will be forever grateful to all the staff at the Regina Pasqua Hospital (Unit 3B) as well as the Royal University Hospital (BMT Unit) for the exceptional care they provided to Blair.
- Corinne (nee Paul) Hydamacka passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 7, 2013 in Quesnel, BC. Corrine was in Wells, BC with friends and family and enjoyed a trip to the top of Mount Agnes just days earlier on a beautiful sunny day to overlook the Cariboo Mountains. Corrine was born on October 3, 1946, the first of two daughters to Cecil and Lydia Paul. She grew up in McLean attending school in McLean and graduating in Indian Head. Much of her youth centered on small-farm life and horse riding, and she had favourite memories of harnessing the horses at Christmas and driving around town with the bells ringing. Corrine completed Medical Laboratory Technician training at the Regina General Hospital and met Robert Hydamacka while working in Regina. They married in 1967 and had two children, son Jason in 1971 and daughter Carey in 1973. Corrine then worked for many years as secretary at Balgonie Elementary School until returning to school in 2000 to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated in 2001 as both an EMT and LPN. She worked as an LPN at Pilot Butte School and at the Regina General Hospital. Her joy was in helping people and she was loved and respected by both her colleagues and patients. Corrine had endless energy for hobbies and many friends and relatives have wheat weaving, quilts, wood work and stained glass creations she made for them. She revived her childhood love of horses in recent years and travelled to many trail rides and parades with friends and family. Corrine always put family first and her sacrifices have always meant so much to those who loved her. Corrine enjoyed travelling with family and friends, recently visiting London, England with Carey to celebrate her 65th birthday. She loved the ocean and made many trips to Vancouver Island, across Canada and even to Memphis to visit Graceland. Corrine was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Lydia Paul. Corrine is survived by her husband Robert Hydamacka of Balgonie, SK; son Jason, his wife Venessa and grandson Alexander Cecil of Wells; daughter Carey, her husband Sean and granddaughter Sadie Corrine of Saskatoon; sister Dawn and brother-in-law Don Sinclair of Prince Albert. A Celebration of Corrine's Life will be held on Saturday, April 20th, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church in Balgonie.
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- David Kenneth (1931 - 2008). We sadly announce the sudden passing of David Kenneth Jardine, late of McLean, SK., on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the age of 76 years. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall, McLean, SK., on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Officiant Jennifer Thomson. Interment of cremated remains in the McLean Cemetery. Predeceased by his parents David and Ida Jardine, his sisters Dot, Mary, Annie, Agnes and Marjorie, and brother John. He is survived by sons Owen, Qu'Appelle, SK. and Neil (Lori), Regina, SK.; grandchildren Randy, Alysha and Lindsay; Annette (mother of his children); brothers Harry (Lil), Doug (June) and numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was an electrician for 57 years but was also a well-rounded tradesperson. Dave and Annette purchased the farm in 1966. He enjoyed farming, hunting, trapshooting and was an excellent marksman, winning many trophies and prizes. Dave retired from farming approximately fifteen years ago but continued working as a tradesperson in McLean and surrounding area. A special thanks to Reg Lindenbach and his family for their kindness and concern. Dave will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
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- Adam "Tom". We sadly announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in Regina, SK. Tom was born on March 26, 1920 in Watrous, SK and grew up around the communities of McLean and Balgonie. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren and great grandson; Rollie (Rae) Kuntz, his son, Roly and their children, Jennifer and Mark; Debie (Bob) Poncelet and their children Arielle (Josh Devlin), Soleil and Tayler; Murray (Jean) Kuntz and his children, Kevin and Sara (Andrew) Miller and their son, Benjamin; Sue (Lawrence) Matchett and their children, Niki and Brett; sisters, Irene Vollman and Theresa Dreher; brothers, Bob (Alice), Bill (Lois), Jim, Allan (Agnes); sisters in law, Phyl, Emma and Liz, as well as numerous other family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel in 2004; parents, George and Theresa Kuntz; brothers, John, Ed, Harold and Rae; sisters, Mac and Jean and several brothers and sisters in law. Tom served as a Sergeant in the Army during World War II. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and playing cribbage (which he taught to many of his grandchildren). A Celebration of Tom's life will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 29, 2007 at Holy Family R.C. Parish, 1021 McCarthy Blvd. N., Regina, SK with Fr. Brad Fahlman as Celebrant.
- Phillippine Lucy (nee Fisher) 1921 - 2011. It is with deep sadness, that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Phil Kuntz on October 7, 2011. Phil was predeceased by John, the love of her life, in 1991. Left to cherish Gran's memory are their children: Wayne Kuntz (Regina), Wendy (Chris) Mokelki (Belgonie), and Pam Kuntz (Vibank); grandchildren Tim Kuntz, Kelly (John) Carmichael, Shauna Mokelki, Lorie Mokelki (Shayne Stoll), Heather Mokelki (Chris Gervais), Scott, Paul and Danny Tunney, and Kaitlyn Kuntz; great-grandchildren Brooke, Johnny, Ty, Riley, Jacob, and Lilly. Gran also had many honorary family members including John, Shauna, and Jonathon Schaeffer, and her special little friend Anikan. Sharing our memories are Phil's sisters Pauline Grad, Alice (Rob) Flaman, Vina (Wilf) Flaman, Marg (Roy) Haugen and her brother George Fisher, as well as the members of the extended Kuntz family, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Born in 1921, Phil grew up in St. Joseph's colony and McLean. She went to Silverstone Elementary School, and then to high school in Balgonie. She and John were married in 1944, and both served in the Royal Canadian Air Force until the end of the war. They spent five years in B.C. and then returned to Regina. Phil raised her children, then worked for Sears for seventeen years before retiring to concentrate on her family. She loved to cook, bake, sew, shop, play yahtzee and cribbage, and chat on the phone with friends and family. We will miss her always, and remember her energy, her strength, her faith, her great courage and her abiding love. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:30 am at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. Interment to follow reception at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
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- Alexander passed away very peacefully on October 29, 2004 at the age of 88. Alex was predeceased by his mother & father, wife, Freeda, sister Edith and her husband George Wilks. He is survived by his daughter Doreen, her husband Bentley and their children Dawn and Corey Hilderman; a son Brian, his wife Sherry and their children Tanya and Christopher Langston; a sister Jessie (Lawrence) Annis along with many nieces and nephews. Alex was born on the family farm in the Avonhurst, McLean district on April 4, 1916. During the winter of 1942-43 he became employed at Ajax and Pickering, Ontario building the munitions plants. He farmed with his father until 1945-46 when he started to build his home on his own land. Alex continued to farm this land until his retirement. In 1948 he married Freeda Stewart and had two children Doreen and Brian. Alex was involved in the Avonhurst Co-op and Sask. Wheat Pool for many years. When his children became involved in 4-H, he became a leader. He was a farmer at heart, but was also very handy with doing different jobs for people around the community. Later years he did more woodworking and had a passion for it, leaving his family with many pieces to remember him by. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 2:00 PM.
- Roy B. (August 17, 1917 - April 26, 2006). Roy Leibel left the world peacefully April 26, 2006 in Oliver General Hospital. Roy spent his childhood years in McLean, Sask. In the 30's the family moved to Regina, Sask where Roy attended business college and upon completion worked for Ashdowns Ltd. and later Safeway. In 1940 he joined the Armed Services serving in Regina and Ottawa. He met the love of his life, Dorothy Wray, in Regina and in 1944, they married and enjoyed 61 happy and productive years together. In 1951, the Leibels moved to Milestone, Sask to partner in the purchase of a local grocery store. In 1953, Roy and Dorothy became sole owners of the L & B Store and spent over 20 years building and operating their business, raising their son and daughter, and enjoying their life and many friends in their small community. Roy, better known as Mr. Fix-It to his family, enjoyed puttering and working in his shop. He was always busy fixing or building something! Gardening, traveling, square dancing, playing cards, camping, lawn bowling, and fishing were a few of the many activities he spent his time at over the years. His family meant the world to him and each moment he spent with his wonderful grandchildren, as they were growing up and as they matured, he looked upon as a gift. Five great grandchildren were the icing on the cake! Roy is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; son, Randy (Nicole) of Vancouver; daughter Lynette (Ross) Nicholas, Winfield, BC; grandchildren Damien (Jen) Leibel, Atherton, QLD, Australia; Nathan (Trisha) Leibel, Acra, Ghana; Danielle (Rob) Schaeffer, Winfield, BC; Robin Nicholas, Regina, SK; Adrienne Nicholas, Winfield, BC; Geody, Leanna and Alton Leibel, Oliver, BC and five great grandchildren in BC, Australia and Africa. Roy is also survived by brother John Leibel, Oliver, BC; sisters Alice (Don) Irwin and Ida Klein of Regina, Sask; sisters-in-law Beryl (Bill) Wallinger and Sarah Wray of Nanaimo, BC as well as Pat (John) Krebbs of Nelson, B.C.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his fathe,r John Leibel and mother Christina Schmidt as well as brother Lawrence and sister Phyllis.
- Ron died peacefully, with family by his side, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Mary; brother Gilbert; nephew Albert Lowenberger; best friend Ron Ast; and poppa's boy Spunky. Left to mourn are his wife Terry; daughter Shelley and Les Conquergood; precious grandsons Dylan and Jordan; brother Bob and Leona; sister Linda and Gary Amor; brother Don and Judy; numerous nieces and nephews, plus many, many friends. Ron requested no funeral but a Celebration of Life will be held at the Serbian Club, 1876 Wallace St, Regina, SK on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at McLean Cemetery in the spring.
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- Kendra Darlene (nee Reimer). On Saturday, January 19, 2008, Kendra Darlene MacGregor beloved wife of Les MacGregor, McLean, SK., died at the age of 36 years. The funeral service will be held in the Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jo Mader officiating. Interment in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. Kendra is survived by her husband Les; her parents Bill and Teena Reimer; her siblings: Earl (Deha) Reimer and their family Josh, Tabitha and Courtney; Eleanor (Pat) Heidebrecht and their family Tony and Danica and Kris Reimer, all of Vermilion Bay, ON.; her grandmother Gertrude Reimer, Winkler, MB.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Betty Ann MacGregor, Regina; sister-inlaw Lynn (Danny) Machuik, Regina and their daughter Meghan; grandmother-inlaw Mary MacGregor, Regina and by her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Kendra was born in Gimli, MB., on May 17, 1971 but at a very young age the family moved to Vermilion Bay, Ont., where Kendra grew up and attended school. She also received some education in Winnipeg, MB. Kendra attended broadcasting college in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A., and was later employed at several stations back in Canada. She loved her career in radio and possessed a special talent for it. Kendra had a winning personality, a zest for life and boundless energy, being active in gardening, motocross and snowmobiling. Kendra also loved all animals but especially dear to her was her horse Beau. In June of 2007 Kendra was diagnosed with leukemia. In spite of her hard fight, a cure was not to be and on January 19th she joined her daughter Jessica Dawn who died in 2005. Kendra was also predeceased by her grandparents. She will be missed by all who knew her.
- Robert Wesley. On Friday, November 28, 2003 Robert Wesley ""Bob"" Macdonald, late of McLean, SK, passed away with his life partner, Alma by his side. He was born in Penticton; predeceased by his parents Allen and Laura Macdonald. Bob is survived by his life partner Alma Baconfield and his daughters Danielle Macdonald of Vancouver and Suzanne Macdonald of Edmonton, as well as other family members and many friends. Bob enjoyed the challenge of farming and viewed everyday life as an adventure. He will be remembered for his quick wit, easy laugh, deep conversations, the joy he found in working with animals and living the country life. A Celebration of His Life will be held Friday, December 5, 2003 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, with Mr. Ray McMillan, officiating. A reception will take place at the McLean Town Hall following the interment in Vernon Anglican Church Cemetery, McLean, SK.
- Colin James. On Friday, July 2, 2004, Colin James (Jim) MacPherson, beloved husband of Doris MacPherson, McLean, Sask. died at the age of 77 years. The funeral service will be held in Lions Community Hall, Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Clark officiating. Interment in Qu"Appelle Cemetery. Jim was predeceased by an infant son n 1963; his parents, Alex and Christina MacPherson; two brothers: Donald (Bernie) MacPherson; Allan (Nellie) MacPherson; one sister, Ruth (Ralph) Spencer and is survived by his wife, Doris and their children: Ken (Leanor) MacPherson, McLean; Sheila MacPherson, Shelda (Robert) Henderson, Ginny (Gary) Wilson, all of Regina; Keith MacPherson, McLean; grandchildren: Loralee (Richard) Harries, Chad and Kimberly MacPherson; Heather, Carla and Marisa Henderson and Derek Wilson; one brother, Ewen (Ella) MacPherson, Aldergrove, B.C.; one sister, Jessie Miller, North Vancouver, B.C. and his brothers and sisters in law and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim farmed South East of McLean all his life.
- Andrew Marcia died on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at the age of 87 years. Andrew is predeceased by his parents, Martin and Kathryn (Roth) Marcia; his 6 brothers, Kasper, Martin, Melcher, Vince, Nick and Adam Marcia and sister, Judith Barth. Andrew is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace (nee Schmidt); son, James and daughter, Marilyn Marcia; three grandchildren, Andrea, Stephen and Sarah; brother, Balzar (Ange) Marcia. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law; Charlotte Marcia, Amelia Yoner and Gaylene Schmidt, as well as numerous other relatives. Andrew was a farmer and had two farms in the McLean and Lang areas. There will be no funeral at Andrew's request. A Celebration of Life and interment in Regina Memorial Gardens will be held at a late date.
- Vincent Fredrick, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the age of 78 years. Vince was born in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan on September 29, 1929. He was predeceased by his parents Melcher and Barbara Marcia; one son Terry; sister Magdeline Huber and brother Cecil. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Molly of McLean, SK; son Kim (Donna); granddaughter Brandy (Shane) Quewezance and greatgranddaughter Brooklyn of Qu'Appelle, SK; brothers, Tony of Qu'Appelle, SK and Rupert (Barbara) of Balgonie, SK. He also leaves behind several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Marietta Gwen passed away suddenly on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Regina, SK at the age of 55 years. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Philip and Gwen Matthews; Albert Matthews; and Burton and Elma Fletcher. Marietta is survived by parents, Roy and Nellie Matthews; brothers, Marty (Faye) Matthews and Lanny (Sandra Ware) Matthews; sisters, Leasa (Brad) Juravinski and Jerri Matthews; nieces, Shauna-lee (Corey Chambers) Matthews, Stacey (Devan Brandon) Matthews, Breanna and Brittney Ware, and Elizabeth Juravinski; great-niece, Sophie Matthews; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral Services to be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 27th, 2012 at Balgonie Baptist Church, Balgonie, SK with Pastor Darold Sauer officiating. Interment to follow at McLean Cemetery, McLean, SK.
- Irma Ruth (nee Galenzoski). On Monday, July 1, 2013, Irma Ruth McClintock, late of Regina, passed away at home at the age of 88 years. Irma was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Richard and Martha, brother Irvin Richards, and sister Edna Paholko. She is survived by her family: son Bill (Rita), grandchildren Kyle, Berke, and Rae, of Regina; son Ron (Dira) of Duncan, BC; sister Marion (Jim) Brown; brother/sisters-in-law, Carol and Ernie McClintock, Evelyn Werner, Marj Koch, Helen Hodel, and Elma McMillan. Irma was born on the farm near Halbrite, SK on August 8, 1924 to Richard and Martha Galenzoski. In 1934, the family moved to Wadena in search of better farm land, returning to the Galenzoski homestead near McLean in 1938. Irma moved to Regina to attend secretarial courses at Balfour when she was 17. In 1945 she met her husband Bill while he was on leave from the army (who looked fine in a uniform); they married in 1946. Irma worked for the Sask. Government in various roles, took time off to raise her sons, then returned to the workforce in 1974 at the U of R in payroll administration from which she retired in 1991. Irmaís greatest joy was gardening in the shade of a big floppy hat and gardening gloves while up to her wrists in the fertile soil of her yard. Her beautiful rose beds were known for blocks around her neighbourhood. Her other pride and joys were her three grandchildren; she was thankful to have been able to attend the youngestís graduation from grade 12 just last week. Irma cherished many years at the family cottage at B-Say-Tah, loved traveling with her husband and friends to Hawaii and Las Vegas; flew to Vancouver Island to visit her son and daughter-in-law, all the while having at least one good book on the go. Immediate family would like to thank the family, friends, and neighbours who aided Irma in achieving her goal of spending the latter years of her life in her own home. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Edna May Forbes Lady Slipper Courtyard, 2900 Wascana Drive, Regina, SK. (just North of the Marina). Private interment will be held in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Barbara. The community of McLean, SK is saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Barbara McMurchie on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by two sisters and three brothers, Barbara leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, George and Garfield (Garey); four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister Patricia Hornoi of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in McLean Bethel United Church, McLean, SK with Rev. Greg Grace officiating.
- Bea (nee Kerr) McDonald Miloux finished her life's work on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011. Born April 29th, 1922 on a farm close to St. Joseph's Colony, at birth her name was Bessie Kerr. Her parents were Scottish immigrants, James and Agnes (Truesdale) Kerr. Bessie was eighth of twelve children. She grew up on another farm, two miles west of McLean, Saskatchewan. Mom had many stories of life during The Great Depression and of growing up on a mixed farm with a large family. She married John (Mac) Angus McDonald on July 16th, 1942 and together, they had six children. Mac died in 1968. In 1977, Bea married Art Miloux, a long time employee of The City of Regina. They remained married until Art's passing in 1994. Bea spent all of her adult life living along Dewdney Avenue, raising her children, tending to her garden and nurturing her grandchildren. In 1997, she moved from Dewdney Avenue to a condo at Regina Village. She continued to be involved in her North Central Community activities until the end of her life. She was the ticket seller at The Care and Share Group, which met at Scott Collegiate every Tuesday, for lunch. Mom kept that volunteer position for twenty-five years. Mom was predeceased by her parents, all eleven of her brothers and sisters, both of her husbands, Mac and Art, and three of her daughters. Sadly, she lost Sharon in 1943, Edith Margaret in 1947 and Louva Catherine in the last polio epidemic of 1953. She is survived by many friends and the following family members: Her son Rodney Gardiner McDonald, his wife Maureen Hawley and their three children, Bryan, Maxwell and Patrick (Lisa) Hawley: Her son Alvin Kerr McDonald and his wife Karen Gibbons and their two children Ryan McDonald and Morgan. Morgan is married to Shaun Reich and they have two children, Jaik and Andi who as mom's great grandchildren, were her pride and joy: Her daughter Bonnie Catherine Jackson and her husband Jeff Jackson and their two children, Daniel (Tanya) Jackson and Michelle Jackson. Mom was also an aunt to dozens of nieces and nephews and had cousins that numbered close to a hundred. Mom worked at Eaton's throughout the 1940's and she held many part time jobs as she raised her children. She absolutely adored Tommy Douglas. She was a member of St. Andrew's United on Dewdney Avenue. She believed in hard work, volunteering and assisting those who were in need. As a young person, she lived to play baseball. She loved to dance and she had a passion for Big Time Wrestling, never being totally convinced it was staged. She was a true Rider fan, believing that we deserved to win The Grey Cup every year. She enjoyed good awareness until the very end. Her memory was excellent and she remained interested in all around her. She was surrounded by her family for her passing, each one getting an opportunity to say I love you and to wish her God's speed on her next journey. She did not suffer. A celebration of mom's life will take place at Lee's Funeral Home, on Dewdney Avenue of course. It will be this Monday, January 17th at 2:00 p.m. As per mom's wishes, she has been cremated and her ashes will be interred at a later date, in her daughter Louva Catherine's grave at The City Cemetery on Fourth Avenue. Reverend Bob Gay will conduct the service.
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- Paul, loving Dad and Papa to Linda (Don) Topolinsky, Terry (Debra) Oleksow, Tami (Merlin) Potschka, Tamara, Breanne, Korey, Brandon and Brooklyn passed away on November 25, 2002. Paul was born on January 04, 1927 in Paris, France. His parents immigrated to the Hazel Del area of Saskatchewan when he was 6 months old. His working career started early and included helping on the family farm, working on a trapline in the Hudson Bay forest area, working on road crews and then with the City of Regina. With an incredible work ethic and a natural ability to skillfully operate all kinds of equipment, Paul started and successfully ran Queen City Tree Service and Landscaping for almost 40 years. Many projects throughout southern Saskatchewan still bear testimony to his eye for detail and his ability to imagine and then shape his ideas into reality. Pay-loaders, graders, back-hoes were like an extension of Paul under his masterful touch. He was even flown to Arizona by a large equipment manufacturer so he could demonstrate the potential of their loaders to other customers. Regina is filled with many memorials to Paul's talent; golf courses, government buildings, churches, schools and many private homes. Paul worked hard and he loved to play hard and laugh loud. From unforgettable "Rook" games, moose-hunting expeditions, camping, ski-dooing treks, parades and antique buying experiences, he loved being with people and telling colorful stories. He also had great compassion for animals and his "rescue operations" for missing dogs will forever be one of our fondest memories. In 1954 Paul married Jenny Tataryn, a girl from back home, and they were devoted partners until her death in 1994. Their devotion to each other, through both good and hard times, was an example of a deep love that can only come from the Author of Love, our Savior Jesus Christ. Paul's love for his wife and children extended to his thoughts and desires for us all to be reunited with her someday at our victorious Lord's return. His love included sacrificing for his children and grandchildren as he contributed to their Christian educations. This will always be an inspiration to us and we pray that this investment will yield so many returns that it will take all of eternity to hear about them all. Paul's life will be celebrated at the Hill Ave Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3720 Hill Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at McLean Cemetery.
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- Alexander Theodore "Alex" was born on September 18, 1927 in Cupar, Sask. and passed away on October 8, 2008. Alex was predeceased by his parents Theodore and Dochitza; brother John; sisters Lena, Victoria and Mary. He will be deeply missed by his sister Ann (Walter) Bostock; brother George as well many nieces and nephews. Alex worked very hard all his life and most of those years as a caterpillar operator. A graveside service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church Cemetery, Vernon District, McLean, Sask. on Thursday October 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joyce Hilton officiating. A gathering will be held at Sunrise Country Haven following the service. ( 3 miles east and 1 mile south of McLean).
- George Pauliuk (1924 - 2012). George passed away with his daughter Corinne at his side at 1:30 am on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at the age of 87 years. The funeral service will be held on Saturday Dec. 15, 2012 at 11:00 am in the McLean Community Hall, McLean Sask. with Rev. Joyce Hilton officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held in the McLean Hall immediately following the service. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- James Robert. On Thursday, June 26, 2008 James Robert (Bob) Petford, beloved husband of Donna Petford, McLean, Sask. passed away peacefully at the age of 68 years. Bob was born October 9, 1939. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall, McLean, Sask. on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Darold Sauer officiating. Cremation with a family interment at a later date. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Ethel Petford; brothers Fred and Rodney; sisters Ruby and Hazel and is survived by his wife Donna; sons Trevor and Scott and grandchildren Riley and Tymone and their mother Shaunda; one sister Isabele (Larry) Armitage; sisters-in-law, Grace and Marg Petford and many nieces, nephews as well as numerous relatives and dear friends.
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- Irv Richards died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at his home in Regina. He was born June 14, 1926, in Regina, to Richard and Martha Galenzoski. In his earliest years, his parents farmed near Halbrite. Driven out by the Depression, they moved to Wadena in 1934, and in 1938 they returned to the Galenzoski homestead at McLean. Irv finished grade 8 at Rosenburg School and worked on the farm for a few years, before moving to Regina and studying at Balfour Tech to become an electrician. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked as an apprentice and later a journeyman for several electrical contractors in Regina ñ including Cameron Electric, Northern Electric, and Hube Electric ñ as well as for the RCMP (his favourite job ever). In 1955 he went to work as an electrical inspector for the Department of Labour, a job he held until is retirement in 1976. During his early retirement, Irv enjoyed golfing and travelling, including a trip to New York City to visit relatives, and an Alaska cruise. He was also involved in Regina Little Theatre (working both on lighting and sets, and on their archives), University of Saskatchewan Seniors Education, Core Community Association, and the Polio Survivors Group. After physical disabilities made it impossible for him to continue most of those activities, he still enjoyed reading, mostly non-fiction; listening to classical music and opera on his home-built stereo, and watching ballet on DVD, cooking, and spending time with his family. Irv was predeceased by his parents and his sister Edna Paholko. He is survived by his five children: Ronni Richards (Ewan Campbell), Judy (Joe) Hawes, John Richards (Linda Roberts), Ruth (Ray) Hill, and Stephen (Connie) Richards; seven grandchildren: Marsh (Jen) Hawes, Helen Hawes, Zach Richards (Angel Frank), Chelsea Richards, Wayne (Marie) Hill, Ivy (Brenden) Claypool, and Erica Hill; five great-grandchildren: Colton and Mica Hawes, Anika and Emilie Hill, and Liam Claypool; and his youngest sister Marian (Jim) Brown. He was also survived briefly by his older sister, Irma McClintock, who died on July 1. The family would like to express their appreciation to Diane Neale of Neale Elder Support Services, and the Palliative Home Care Program. His children invite Irv's colleagues, friends and relatives to join us at an informal gathering in his memory, on Sunday, July 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m, at his daughter Ruth's home in White City.
- Ruth Viola late of McLean, Sask. Born February 9, 1927. Called home to her Lord and Savior, suddenly on Friday, November 1, 2002. Predeceased by her parents Anna and John Wiebe, husband Edmund, her memory will be cherished by her children: Gwendolyn (Rudy) Schroeder, Brenda (Bob) Huebert, Cheryl Rosom, Brian Rosom, Norma (Dave) Tyndall, and her grandchildren: Ryan, Reid and Leigh Schroeder, Matthew and Amanda Huebert, Jelea, Jamie and Jacinda Tyndall, sister Anne Dyck, brother Edward Wiebe, many nieces and nephews. Ruth graduated from Briercrest Bible Institute in 1950. She trained as a LPN in Winkler, MB. She worked in Winnipeg and Regina where she met her husband Edmund. They farmed at McLean, Sk. where they raised Shorthorn cattle. She was an active partner in all aspects of the farming operation, the local 4H club and the SK Shorthorn Ladies Association. She was actively involved in the Women's Missionary Fellowship ministry of her church. Her family particularly her granchildren were her greatest joy. Her gift of hospitality has touched many lives. A Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 1 pm, Westhill Park Baptist Church, 8025 Sherwood Drive, Regina with Rev. David Simpson officiating. Interment at Balgonie Baptist Cemetery.
- Richard, of McLean, SK, passed away tragically on July 9, 2006 at the age of 41 years. Richard was an accomplished outfitter, hunter and fisherman who enjoyed sharing his love of fishing and hunting with his three sons. He will be lovingly remembered by Kathryn, his wife of 20 years, his children Logan, Riley and Lucas; his parents Walter and Joyce; parents-inlaw Herb and Bernice Haus; siblings Julie (Dennis), Louise (John), Arlene (Craig), Vincent (Wanda) and Vivian (Scott) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at McLean Cemetery, McLean,
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- Nicholas passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2011 with his family by his side at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his parents Lena and John; brother George; sister Mary; and infant granddaughter Rebecca Lynn. Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy; sons Timothy (Sharon), Terry (Arleen), George (Berni) of McLean, and Robert (Nicole) of Pilot Butte; only daughter Cathy (Skip) Campbell of Regina; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Nicholas and Dorothy farmed in the McLean area for 32 years, retiring to Regina in 1983. We would especially like to thank Dr. Keilly, Dr. Ferguson and the nurses on 4A of the Pasqua Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. A prayer service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with Very Reverend Archpriest Father Slawomir Lomaskiewicz officiating. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- Jeanette (nee Laturnus) Matt Schafer, late of Regina, SK, and formerly of Mankota, SK, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 9, 2010 at the age of 83 years. Jeanette was born in the Rosefield District in southwest Saskatchewan and spent her early years on the farm. The family relocated to the farm at McLean, SK in the 1930's. Jeanette eventually met and married Steve Matt, and established a farm west of Balgonie and started their family there. They later sold the farm and relocated to Regina, where they operated an Esso Service Station on Arcola Ave East until 1957. After Steve passed on, she married William (Bill) Schafer and they established their home in Mankota, SK where they farmed until Bill retired. Jeanette and Bill were always on the go, travelling extensively, and spending summers at the cabin at Etter's Beach. They enjoyed visiting with and hosting their many friends and relatives. Jeanette was always very involved in local activities in the community; she always maintained a strong relationship to her faith and church. She will be kindly remembered and missed by those whose lives she touched. Jeanette was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Melunia (Glas) Laturnus; brother George, late husband William Schafer, first husband Stephen Matt, brothers-in-law Ed Wickenheiser and John Keck. Jeanette is survived by her very special daughter Florence (Flossie) of Regina, sons: Charles (Vicki Gerwing) of Saskatoon; Gerry of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Norm (Judy) of Ucluelet, BC; Bob (Linda) of Pilot Butte, Gord (Rita) of Regina, and Arnie (Louise) of Regina; sixteen grandchildren, Shelly (Nolan) Tabashniuk, Dean (Amy), Chad (Kirby), Craig (Carla), Ashlee, Brianne, Gabe (Katherine Hadley), Vince, Nicole (Adame) Fabian, Tara, Dana, Ian, Darcy (Tyler) Kennedy, Chelsee, Alyssa, Emily; fifteen great grandchildren; her sisters: Doreen Wickenheiser and Emilia Keck of Regina; brother Jim (Bev) of Chilliwack, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers for family and friends will be held on Thursday January 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM in Holy Child RC Chuch, 2636 7th Ave East, Regina with Rev. Lorne Crozon presiding. Interment in Mankota Cemetery will follow at a later date.
- Myrna (nee Laverdiere) of McLean, SK, was born on December 25, 1940 and passed away on July 29, 2003. Her passing was peaceful and filled with grace and dignity. Myrna was predeceased by her father, Noel; brother, Garnet; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Ethel Schlamp; sisters-in-law, Jean Kidd and Cindy Schlamp; brother-in-law, Clarence Schlamp and nephew, Terry Kidd. She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Albert; daughter, Sheila (Dave) Wendel; three sons, Calvin (Angie), Dale (Allyson) and Shawn (Michelle); eight grandchildren, Les, Brodie, Craig, Courtney, Melanie, Natasha (Geoff) Cassie and Graydon; four great grandsons, Leighton, Blake, Logan and Austin; her mother, Myrtle Laverdiere; two sisters, Ruby (Ashley) Pow and Yvette (Bob) Kindopp; two brothers, Mansel (Joyce) Laverdiere and Murray (Betty) Laverdiere; brothers in law, Clifferd (Donna), Kenny (Elaine), Mervin (Sandra), Calvin (Esther) and Larry (Cathy) and numerous other family and friends. Throughout Myrna's years, her faith and her family were the center of her life. Mom also loved her flower garden, quilting, baking and her endless cooking for family and friends. Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, July 31, 2003 at Holy Angels R.C. Parish, McLean, SK. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, August 1, 2003, at the McLean Town Hall with Fr. Ed Hengen officiating. Interment will follow in McLean Cemetery.
- Mary Silzer passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Mary was predeceased by her husband William in 2001. She will be forever remembered by her loving family; sons Edward (Gloria) and Donald (Shirley); grandchildren Dionne (Steven) Amon, Michael (Margaret) Silzer, Jamie (Ben) Persson and Cory Silzer; her darling little great-grandsons Benjamin, Noah, Josiah and Ellis; as well as sister Florence of Calgary. Mary and William farmed in the McLean area until 1973 when they moved to Regina to retire. A private family service will be held.
- Wayne Phillip, of McLean, passed away on April 3, 2007 at the age of 63, in the Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary. Wayne is survived by his daughter Fawn (Ashley); brothers Ken and Murray (Carol); nephew Trevor (Lindsay); niece Tracy (Hugh) Gherasim; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. At Wayne's request, a private family graveside service will be held.
- William Carl "Bill", late of Regina, formerly of McLean, was born on December 19, 1915 and passed away on Friday, November 30, 2001. Predeceased by his father Louis, mother Katie, brothers Jake, John and Henry; sisters Mary Schmidt, Ida Schettler and Minnie Kohlruss. Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary; son Edward (Gloria), son Donald (Shirley); grandchildren, Dionne, Regina, Michael, Vancouver, Jamie, Saskatoon, Cory, Regina; sisters-in-law Florence Blaser, Regina and Mary Silzer, McLean. Memorial service will be held at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, on Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 2:00 P.M.
- Donald Ian. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Don Spencer, Indian Head, SK and formerly of McLean, Sask. Dad passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 with family by his side at the age of 84. The Funeral Service will be held in McLean Community Centre on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. Rev Joyce Hilton officiating. Interment in the McLean Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Dad was predeceased by his wife, Bernie Spencer (nee Klein), daughter Aline, his parents, Robert and Mabel, a brother Alex, sister-in-law Phyllis Dielschneider and brothers-in-law Alex Klein, Gordon Oates and Joe Stauber. He is survived by his children, Jim (Marie) Longpre, Chetwynd, BC, Maurice Longpre, McLean, SK, Roland Longpre, Red Cliff, AB, Leona (Bruce) Baun, Pilot Butte, SK, Cyril Longpre, McLean, SK. Rodney Spencer, McLean, SK. and Sherry Langston, McLean, SK; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one sister, Roberta (Dennis) Paddington, Qu'Appelle, SK, two brothers-in-law Larry (Cheryl) Klein, Craven, SK., Gene (Gloria) Dielschneider of Kitimat, BC and sisters-in-law, Deli Klein, Medicine Hat, AB, Amanda Oates, Rita (Joe) Solie, Terry (Ralph) Solie and Orie Stauber all of Regina, SK.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
- Fay. Accidentally on Thursday, March 4, 2004, Fay Spencer, widow of Glen Spencer, McLean Sask. died at the age of 58 years. The funeral service will be held in the McLean Community Hall, McLean, Sask. on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Interment in the McLean Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband, Glen Spencer in 2002; her son, Garnet in 1990; her father John Woods in 1991, Fay is survived by son, Wade (Anngie) and their son, Matthew, McLean Sask.; her mother, Pearl Woods, Swan River, Manitoba; her brothers and sisters: Garfield (Dottie) Woods, Edith Taylor, Bruce Woods, Grant (Margaret) Woods, Dixie (Tim) Lasiuk, Beverly (Bernie) Smashnuk and Cathy (Rob) Pettinger; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Glen. On Friday, November 1, 2002, Glen Spencer, McLean, Sask. died at the age of 67 years. The funeral services will be held in the McLean Community Hall, McLean, Sask. on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ron Clark officiating. Interment in McLean Cemetery. Glen was predeceased by his father, Ralph in 1982; his mother, Ruth in 1988; one son, Garnet in 1990; his father in law, John Woods in 1991 and is survived by his loving wife, Fay; one son, Wade (Anngie), all of McLean, Sask.; his mother in law, Pearl Woods, Swan River, Manitoba and numerous brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.
- Robert "Shop" Stewart (1921 - 2002). Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in McLean, SK at the age of 81 years. At Bob's request there will be no funeral services held. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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- Florence (nee Mitchell) born May 30, 1908 in Oakshella, Sask. passed away January 20, 2001, Sechelt, B.C. Survived by daughters: Doreen (William) Rayment, Sechelt; Geraldine (Norman) Sanderson, Burlington, Ont.; Jacqueline England, Regina, Sask.; one brother John Mitchell (Edna) Pentiction, B.C. Nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Flo, husband Hector, & family, lived many years in Avonhurst, McLean & Regina. Interment Penticton, B.C.
- Adam John. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Adam John Thauberger on June 21, 2007 at the age of 86 years. Adam will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Katherine (Kuffner). Adam is predeceased by his son Ralph, grandson Aaron, great granddaughter Morgan, brother John, and sisters Ida (Brilz) and Betty (Danylchuk). Adam leaves to mourn his children Barb (Richard) Kolb and their son Trevor (Tracey); David (Lorna) and their children Tania (Chris) Francais [Jacie, Hailey & Lucas] and Chad (Jackie) [Kaylee, Payton & Colby]; daughter-in-law Evelyn (Larry) McCullough) and her children Christie (Brad) Robinson [Aidan] and Ryan (Leah) [Kaia]; Frank (Ruth) and their children Nick and Matt; Charlie (Donna) and his children Jaimie (Mike) Peters [Reagan], Bree (Pat) Amon, Clint (Ashley), and Cory-Anne; Leonard (Cheryl) and their children Sarah and Tyler; and Gertrude and her child Cam (Kim) [Adam] and Dan Walker. Adam is also survived by his sisters Kay Warnecke and Pauline (John) Folk, his aunts Ann (George) Mertler and Pauline Nedling and numerous relatives and friends. Adam was born on August 9, 1920 at Holdfast, Saskatchewan. He loved working on the farm and came to work in the city to earn enough money to own a farm. He met the love of his life, Katherine, in Regina in 1947 and they were married in 1948. They began raising a family and achieving their dream of farming with the purchase of their first farm at Pilot Butte in 1958 and then a dairy farm at McLean in 1969. Adam continued his passion for farming until his retirement in 1976 when they moved to Qu'Appelle. Adam's joys in life included spending time with family and friends, playing cards and visiting, getting his hands dirty on the land, gardening, dancing, watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and watching his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. The family wished to extend sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff at Golden Prairie Nursing Home for their care and compassion for Adam. A celebration of Adam's life will be take place at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. by Rev. Leonard Tamayo. A private interment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph's Colony Cemetery.
- Rose (nee Boulding). On Thursday, April 8, 2004 Rose Traub passed away in Regina, SK at the age of 87 years. Rose will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Wayne (Kathy), Marvin and Colin (Val); daughter, Karen (Jim) Good; brother, Howard Boulding; sister Edith Germscheid; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Alvin; brothers, George, Maxwell, Charles, William and Albert; sisters, Annie, Estella and Ruby. Rose was born in Duncan B.C. The family then moved to Jameson, SK, where Rose grew up. In 1944 she married Alvin Traub of McLean SK and together they farmed until 1967 when they retired to town. In 1993, Rose moved to Regina, where she resided until her passing. Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at McLean Cemetery, McLean, SK, with Rev. Ron Clark officiating.
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- Isabel Jean (nere Froh). Beloved wife of Gerald died at the Pasqua Hospital on March 24 after a brief struggle with cancer. Isabel was predeceased by her father John Froh and father-in-law George Wagner. Left to mourn her death are her husband, her children Nadine and Christopher Wagner, her mother Clara Froh, brothers John Froh (Irene), Charles (Elizabeth), Peter (Theresa), Gordon, Donald (Paulette), Harvey (Dianne), Robert (Gloria) & Kenneth (Deborah), sisters Helen Weber (Alfred), Ann Johnson (Myron) & Marlene Jackle. Mother-in-law, Anna Wagner, brothers-in-law Harvey Wagner (Louise, Ron (Shirley), Al (Maureen), sisters-in-law Ethel Bustard (Blair), Arlene Hatcher (Bruce), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Isabel was born in Indian Head, SK, July 31, 1940. She was raised on a farm in the Mclean district until she moved to Regina with her family. She was married July 3, 1965. Isabel & Gerry moved to Saskatoon in 1969 where they resided and raised their children. They returned to Regina in 1995 where she continued to be very active in her church. Christ and her family were central in her life and she is now at peace with her Lord in Heaven. "Mrs. Clean" will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be on March 27 at 1:30 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 935 McCarthy Blvd. N. in Regina, Pastor Cliff Kentel officiating.
- Ada. On Monday, July 16, 2007, Ada Walkeden passed away peacefully at the Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, Sask., at the age of 97 years. A public graveside service will be held in the McLean Cemetery, McLean, Sask., on Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation. Ada is survived by her sister-in-law, Helen Walkeden and many loving nieces and nephews. Ada was born on December 9, 1909 in England and came to Canada as a young child. She married John Walkeden on April 14, 1931 and they farmed for many years at McLean, Sask. They retired to Indian Head where they enjoyed many friends and neighbors. John passed away in April of 1999 and Ada continued to live in their home until December of 2005. The family would like to thank the very wonderful Homecare Workers who made it possible for her to remain in her home until then. Thank you to Richard Partridge for his special friendship with John and Ada over the years. A special thank you to the Lakeside Nursing Home Staff for the excellent care and compassion she received there.
- Jean Gertrude (nee Moriarity). On Thursday, January 30, 2003 Jean Gertrude Wason, late of McLean, SK passed away peacefully at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by her parents Dan and Bernice Moriarty and two brothers-in-law, Ivan Wason and Gordon Agar. Jean is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence; son, Dean (Trisha); grandsons: Leland, Sheaden and their mother Trysh (Grant); three sisters, Irene (Roy) Larson, Elinor Agar and Ann (Paul) Cherwenuk; two brothers, Gerald (Gail) Moriarty and Don (Linda) Moriarty, Marion (Lawrence) Riess and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held Monday, February 3, 2003 at 7:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Norm Marcotte, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Doris Freda Lydia passed away at the Langley Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Born in London, England on August 10, 1920. Doris was sadly predeceased by her husband, Selwyn in 2001 and a great grandson, Brandon in 2005. Survived by and dearly missed by her son, Chris (Lois) of Kamloops, BC, grandsons: Geoff and Trevor; daughter, Vale Power (Ray) of Burnaby, BC, grandsons: Glen (Joanne), great grandson Liam, Raymond (Amanda), great grandchildren: Carly, Noah, Brooklyn, Emma, Tyneisha, Paige and Jacksen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Doris came to Canada as a War Bride in 1944 when she and Selwyn operated the McLean (Sask) General Store. Later, she worked as a bookkeeper for Neils Jensen Construction. Doris was a founding member of the Saskatchewan War Brides Association. On retirement, she enjoyed the Okanagan area (Winfield/Kelowna, BC) for 35 years. In recent years, she resided with Vale and Ray in Burnaby, BC. A feisty, fun loving spirited person, she loved music, dancing, shopping, community work and family gatherings. Her passing leaves us with a very deep sense of loss. No service at Doris' request.
- Harold Andrew "Sandy" Wass (February 24, 1938 - November 30, 2011). After a courageous 14 year battle with cancer, Sandy has passed peacefully at the age of 73. Sandy farmed all of his life in the McLean district. He was very proud that his grandchildren are the 5th generation living on the family farm established in 1897. Sandy is predeceased by his parents Harold and Bessi Wass; Janice's parents Fred and Sylvia Ast; and brother in law Ron Ast. Leaving to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years Janice, sons Curtis(Patti)and Warren(Kelly); 5 grandchildren, Drew, Justin, Kelsey, Rhett and Carter; Sister Isabel Weist; Janice's sisters Diannah Lechner, Deborah (David) Glover, and Carolle Ast. At Sandy's request there will be no funeral service.
- Selwyn "Bill. Wass passed peacefully away at Cottonwoods on October 11, 2001 after a brief battle with cancer. Born March 28, 1915, the eight son of Clara and William in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by brothers Sidney, Alfred, Reg, Leonard, Harold, Leslie and Wilfred. Survived by Doris, his wife of 60 years; son Chris (Lois); daughter Vale (Ray) Power; grandsons Geoff and Trevor Wass, Glen and Raymond Power and great grandson Brandon. Selwyn joined the Canadian Army September 1939 and served until 1945. After returning from England to McLean, SK with wife Doris and sons Chris, Selwyn ran a grocery store. He later moved on to a career with Canada Manpower. He retired in 1975 from his manager's position at Canada Manpower in Winnipeg, MB. Selwyn and Doris moved to Winfield, BC where they built their retirement home and stayed until 2000. He served on the Board of Kiwanis Tower from 1976 until his passing. An avid golfer, Selwyn was a member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and until recent years was a member of the Winfield Curling Club. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 2:00 pm at the Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC.
- Adam George. On Thursday, August 28, 2008, Adam George Wickenheiser, beloved husband of Angeline Wickenheiser, Fort Qu'Appelle and formerly of the Qu'Appelle/McLean District died at the age of 97 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Qu'Appelle on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Joseph Saratan. Interment in Qu'Appelle Cemetery. Predeceased by a daughter Anita Lindenbach, three brothers and three sisters. Adam Wickenheiser is survived by his wife, two sons Bert (Carol) and Robert (Faye) and a daughter Jacqueline (Robert) Moser; five sisters and two brothers Eliz Mastel, Louise Bobbett, Ursala Reiss, Pauline Reinlander, Edith West, Charlie and Wally Wickenheiser; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Doreen Rosa (nee Laturnus), late of Regina, SK, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012. She was born March 14, 1930 in Rosefield, SK. The family moved to McLean, SK when she was very young and she spent her early years on the farm. Doreen married Edward Wickenheiser in 1954 and they lived in Regina where she worked in the dry cleaning business for many years. Upon retirement, she and Ed moved briefly to BC but soon returned to Regina. She was an avid boater and fisherman. Doreen was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Melunia (Glas) Laturnus; brother George; sister Jeanette and husband Edward. She is survived by her brother Jim (Bev) Laturnus of Chilliwack, BC; sister Emilia Keck of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with reception to follow.
- Miriam (nee Pinder) formerly of the McLean area. It is with great sadness that the family of Miriam Willoughby announce her passing on Tuesday, December 23, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband Ross, parents; Albert and Fanny Pinder, brothers; Gladstone (Annie), Robert (Muriel), Harold, Edgar, brother in law: Karl Marosits, nephews; Roy, Wallace, Wesley, niece; Eileen (Palmer) and great newphew; Brent. Miriam will lovingly be remembered by her sons; Donald (Bea), Larry (Julie), Lyle (Laurie), Ted (Diane), grandchildren; Tricia (Todd), Teri-lynn (Adrian), Shane, Lana, Cheryl, Brian, and three greatgrandchildren. Miriam will also be loved and missed by her sisters; Hilda (Marosits), and family, and Lorna (Henry) Hammerstrom and family; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service and Reception was held on Monday, December 29, 2003 at Valley View Funeral Home, 72nd Avenue Surrey BC.
- David Frederick, late of McLean, SK passed away peacefully onDecember 21, 2002 in the Intensive Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital after a valiant,courageous 2.5 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. David was born on December 30, 1951, the oldest child of Fred and Marie (nee Volk). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 10 years, Lucille; children: Damien (Sandra) and Anita (Wayne); mother Marie Wilson; brother John (Lydia); nieces and nephew: Danny, Megan, Nadia and Macy; sister Donna; nieces and nephews: Dean (Sandra) and their children: Lisa and Eric, and Candace (Jason); mother-in-law Marlene Hauser; close friend Ron Carlson; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on his family's side as well as Lucille's. David was predeceased by his father Fredrick, February, 2000 and father-in-law William Hauser,August, 2000. A celebration of David's life will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, December 27, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank Dr. L.K. Moore, his nurse Gail, Dr. Cline and the Pasqua Hospital Unit 3B. A very, very special thanks goes to the entire staff of the Pasqua HospitalIntensive Care Unit and Sister Audrey Dauost for the excellent care and attention he and his family received for the past 2.5 weeks. It will never be forgotten!
- Vivian Norma (nee Silzer). Peacefully on Monday, November 24, 2003, Vivian Norma Wilson, beloved wife of William (Bill) Wilson, Qu'Appelle, Sask., age 83 years. Born on October 10, 1920 in Regina. Vivian lived in McLean for a period of time until her family moved to Regina. She graduated from Balfour Technical School where she was a top student in her class and won a cursive writing award. She worked for Minneapolis Moline and British American Oil. On February 20, 1943 she married Bill Wilson and together they had four children. From 1949 to 1982 her life was spent running the family store as a cashier and having major input in creating the weekly flyers. She loved to create music and write stories and poems. One of her stories was published in the Western People Magazine. Predeceased by two brothers, Eddie and Jim Silzer and two sisters, Helen Wass and Lucy Stewart. She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Wilson, two sons, Grant (Sandra) Wilson of McLean; Kelly (Karen) Wilson of Regina; two daughters, Jane (Michael) Madden of Florence, South Carolina, U.S.A.; and Patricia (Jim) Craven of Bengough, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, one brother, Ernie (Rose) Silzer, Calgary, Alta., and one sister, Joyce (Phil) Rawsthorne, Oyama, B.C. The funeral service will be held in the Qu'Appelle Lions Hall, Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Thursday, November 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lynda Wock officiating.
- William. Suddenly on Sunday, June 25, 2006, William (Bill) Wilson, McLean, Sask. died at the age of 87 years at his home. Born November 4, 1918 in Regina and educated in McLean where he met Vivian and later raised their family. Bill was predeceased by his wife Vivian in 2003, his father Gilbert Sloan Wilson, mother Ann Marie Wilson (Kelly). Bill is survived by two sons: Grant (Sandra) Wilson, McLean, and Kelly (Karen) Wilson, Regina, two daughters: Jane (Michael) Madden, Florence, South Carolina and Patricia (James) Craven, Bengough, Sask.; five grand children, Brett (Marlo) Wilson, Leigh Wilson (Fiance Cheryl Petras), Ryan Wilson (Fiance Tanja Gossner), Jason Craven, Kimberly Craven; and great grandchildren, Jacob, Cynthia, Kira. William G. Wilson, known as Bill, was in the Air Force during the war years, stationed in Winnipeg until 1945 when he moved to McLean along with wife Vivian and son Grant and started up in business with a garage and cafe. Around 1950 this business changed to a grocery store/pool hall which eventually changed to a grocery/ hardware operation. In November of 1963, he opened Wilson's Supermarket in Qu'Appelle which he operated to his dying day. Over the years his sidelines have included: farming, McLean Town Council, School Trustee, and Sask. Poultry Association. Bill and Vivian's yearly holiday was a trip to Las Vegas for a short winter break. The family would like to thank the staff for their efforts in keeping the store running during Bill's absence. The memorial service will be held in the Lions' Community Hall Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Thursday June 29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Lynda Wowk officiating with interment of cremated remains in Qu'Appelle Cemetery.
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