Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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Amulet, Khedive, Ogema, Pangman, Trossachs & districts, Saskatchewan
- Georgina Geneva Barth (nee Schmidt), late of Weyburn and formerly of Pangman, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at the age of 98 years. Georgina was predeceased by her parents, John and Caroline Smith; husband, Adam Barth; brothers, Jerome and Floyde; and sisters, Maxine, Helen and Natalie. She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and relatives. Georgina was born in the Pangman District on October 7, 1914. On July 1, 1959 Georgina married the love of her life, Adam Barth. They lived on the same farm Adam had been raised on. Adam passed away on August 4, 1991 at the age of 85 years. Georgina then moved to Pangman, and later to Weyburn, where she resided until her passing. At the request of Georgina, there will be no formal service. A private family interment service will be held at a later date.
- Don (December 31, 1942 - February 11, 2012). Don passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his parents Adam and Mary Barth. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Gyneth; daughter Doneane (John) Papandreos, son Michael (Claudette) Barth; grandsons J. T., Stefano, Matthew, Daniel and Nathan; and grandpuppies Niko and Nixon as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was born in Pangman, Sask. on December 31, 1942. He farmed until he moved to Regina and married his sweetheart. He worked at Simpsons for 20 years and then with the Saskatchewan Lotteries until retirement. Don was an avid Montreal Canadians and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. He loved to curl and play a good game of cards. He also loved camping and coffee time with the boys. His favorite passion was watching his grandsons participate in their activities which included dance, football, soccer and band. He always watched with a twinkle in his eye. He was such a loving and giving husband and the most amazing Dad and Grandpa or, better known to his grandsons as G Pa. Don will be missed by his family and friends but leaves us with so many wonderful and special memories. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Christ the King Church, 3239 Garnet Street, with Rev. Ken Koep presiding. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. The family would like to express their sincere and heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of 3B and especially 3A Palliative Care for your kindness, compassion and amazing care of Don.
- Ralph died peacefully at home in Saskatoon on March 25, 2012. He was born to Stefan and Agnes Bassman on January 7, 1942 at home in Khedive. Ralph attended primary school in Khedive. and as a teen he stayed home to work on the family farm. After a brief career in construction, he then became a truck driver and after many years as a truck driver he became a mechanic with Mack Truck/Redhead Equipment until he retired. As a teen and young adult he enjoyed playing fastball. He told many tales of enjoying life to the fullest, content that he had done everything he wanted to in life. An avid sports fan and had season tickets for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for over 50 years. Ralph enjoyed watching the Blue Jays, curling on his big screen TV, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and getting into trouble was definitely one of his favorite things. THE WORLD’S GREATEST UNCLE. In July 2010 Ralph moved to Saskatoon becoming a special part of Roberta, Rod, Megan, Riley, Jasmine and Charlie Edworthy’s family. He will be missed dearly. He leaves behind four siblings: sister, Frances Renneberg, Rocky Mountain House, AB; brother, William (Bev) Bassman, Langley, BC; sister, Margaret (Mervin) Millsap, Plunkett; sister, Kathy (Omer) Pitre Saskatoon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, he loved each one in a special way. Ralph was pre-deceased by his parents, Stefan Bassman 1958, Agnes (Colbow) Bassman 1994; and his brother, Steve Bassman, 1993. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at the Legion Hall, Yellow Grass. Inurnment to follow at the Yellow Grass Cemetery.
- Faye Elizabeth (nee Bell) Heath. On Friday, December 5th, 2008, Faye Elizabeth Bell passed away suddenly at the Radville Health Centre at the age of 48 years. Faye was born on January 15, 1960 in Radville, Sask. to William and Theresa Bell. She was the youngest of five children and the only daughter. Faye grew up in Minton and went to elementary school there and then attended high school in Gladmar. Faye participated in many school sports: basketball, volleyball, softball and curling and her competitive nature helped her to be very successful at everything she endeavored to do. Faye married Monte Arnott shortly after high school and they had two sons together, Brett and Reid. She continued to curl and play softball and was very active in her community. After she parted with Monte, Faye continued to live in Ceylon for a short time. Faye then married Ted Heath and she and the boys moved to a farm south of Pangman. From this union they were blessed with the arrival of Amber. When Ted and Faye divorced, she moved to Pangman with the kids. Last year Faye moved to Ogema to live with her partner, Wayne Myren, and they were truly happy and content building their future together. Faye had a very strong work ethic and gave 100% in any job she did whether it was working in her younger days at the Motel and Café in Ceylon or more recently, selling hail insurance. But the health care profession was her true calling and she proved to have a natural gift for working with the elderly. Throughout the years she worked in Weyburn, Pangman and Radville with her most recent position with Home Care allowing her to continue to provide excellent care to the elderly in Bengough. Faye proved to be an asset in any community she lived. She was a dedicated hockey and dance mom and anything her kids were involved in, she was too. Her many affiliations and community group involvements are too numerous to name as she was a true volunteer. Faye's 'hoe to the end of the row' mentality assured everyone she worked with that her tasks would be truly embraces. Faye was an excellent cook and enjoyed making wine. Her talents were many and her sense of adventure immense. Travels of late to various parts of the world excited Faye as did camping. But Faye derived the most pleasure from being surrounded by family and friends and laughter. Faye is survived by her children: Brett Arnott of Pangman, Reid Arnott of Weyburn and Amber Heath (Brandon Omoth) of Weyburn; best friend and partner, Wayne Myren of Ogema; stepson, Dwayne Heath of Pangman; mother, Theresa Bell of Pangman; brothers: Ken (Carol) of North Battleford, Dennis (Colleen) of North Battleford, Art (Deanna) of Mankota; nieces and nephews: Kim (Kevin), Keith (Rhonda), Craig, Tanis (Dallas), James (Sheena), Michael, Cordelle and Brendan; great nieces and nephews: Amanda, Kody, Caleb, Jadyn, Spencer, Kaylee and Chaz; Wayne's children: Dustin (Andrea), Jenna, Kassi (Troy) McCabe and their daughter Raylee; as well as other relatives and friends. "Friendship is a priceless gift it's value is far greater than a mountain made of gold". Funeral services for Faye Elizabeth Bell were held Wednesday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. from Ogema High School, Ogema with Father Stephen Bill officiating. All those who shared in Faye's life were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Jason Lasby, Michael Van de Velde, Rishard Metke, Reese Pingert, Adam Kessler and Jason Zieg. Interment will be at a later date.
- Johanna (nee Mazur), late of Weyburn, formerly of Ogema, passed away August 14, 2001 at the age of 71 years. Johanna Katherine was born December 27, 1929 in the Minton area to Joseph and Katharina Mazur. Predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Katharina Mazur; her husband: Cletus Brasseur; one grandson Joshua Kessler; one brother Ben Mazur. Johanna is survived by her loving children: Louise (Barry) Kessler, of Pangman and their children: Ryan, Kevin, Angie, Amanda and Justin; Susan (Jim) Noren of Moose Jaw and their children: Doug, Kathy (Brad) Evans; Polly (Ron) Hovanak of Ceylon and their children: Jeannie (Kelly) Scott, Ronna (Billy) Moore, Duane and Michelle; Joe (Lorrinda) Brasseur of Calgary, AB and their children: Sharly, Loralyn, Jeff; Harvey (Marla) Brasseur of Midale and their children: Kimberly and Kristina; three great grandchildren: Tyson and Shelby Scott, Dallas Moore; two sisters: Eva (Ernie) Harris of Winnipeg, MB; Mary (Joe Klein of Weyburn; one brother Edmund (Beryl) Mazur of Weyburn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Friday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn. Funeral mass was held Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Francis Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in the Amulet Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Lonnie McKague, Dan Klein, Ron Pingert, Dennis Pettit, Jim Hingtgen and Garry Gerle. The ladies of the C.W.L. formed the honor guard.
- Jane (nee Longley). On Saturday, August 23, 2003 Jane Bush, of Ogema, passed away at the Bengough Health Centre, Bengough, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her husband Edgar, siblings George, Bob, Bill, Ethel, Harris, one boy and girl deceased at a young age, brother-in-law George, sisters-in-law Jenny, Lizzie, Ethel, Violet, Velma; Jane is survived by five children Joan Cocar (Fred) of Camrose, AB, Beverly Dustan (Gary) of Coronach, Dale Bush (Marg) of Alberta Beach, AB, Clayton Bush (Moira) of Mission, BC, Debbie Bush of Calgary, AB, 12 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, brother Jim Longley, sisters-in-law Clara Longley, Alice Longley and numerous nieces and nephews. Jane was born on June 12, 1920 at the homestead in the Adell District, Saskatchewan to Robert and Roberta Longley. She attended school at Adell. Jane married Edgar F. Bush in 1942 and lived at the Bush farm with their five children until 1975. Jane was active in the Adell Ladies Club, softball, curling, square dancing, Ogema Band and attended Mount Joy school dances. In the spring of 1974, Edgar had a massive stroke and was paralyzed for 13 years. Jane continued to care for Edgar at home after they moved to Ogema in 1976 until his death in 1987. Jane was involved with bowling, curling, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, various neighborhood coffee groups, the United Church Choir, and in a band with other musicians in Ogema playing at the museum, the drop-in-centre and nursing home. Throughout the years, the Bush household was always active with family, neighbors and friends dropping in. In the last couple of years, although Jane struggled with her eyesight, she still loved her home and lived life to the fullest. Funeral service was held at the Ogema United Church, Tuesday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Robin Osborne officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Mary Iversen, Vivian Mead, Alice Miller and Elsie Myren. Pallbearers were: Ron George, Morley Longley, Bryan Longley, David Bush, Dale Klippenstine, Jason Cocar, Chad Bush, and Shawn Dustan. Penny Kirkpatrick gave the eulogy. The Ogema United Church Choir was accompanied by the organist, Gerry Taylor. Hymns were "How Great Thou Art", and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". Taped processional music was "Angels Among Us" by Alabama and recessional music was "Let Her Fly" by Dolly Parton. At the time of fellowship in Legion Hall, music was provided by The Old Kids On The Block. Interment followed at the Ogema Cemetery.
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- Catherine Sneddon (nee Henderson) Caird, formerly of Ogema, passed away at Weyburn, on December 2, 2003, at the age of 104 years. Catherine was born on April 3, 1899 in Culross, Fife, Scotland, daughter of William and Mary Ann (Hogg) Henderson. She married Charles Caird in 1923. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 1973; her daughter Margaret Turner in 1998; and her son-in-law Archie Turner in 1982; three brothers, William Henderson, James Henderson and Thomas Henderson; and a sister Margaret Thompson, all of Scotland. She is survived by her son Jim (Margorie) and five grandchildren: Ken (Harmina) Caird of Calgary, AB, Bill (Barb) Caird of Ogema, Nancy Caird of North Battleford, Bob (Joann) Turner of Regina, and Darryl (Bonnie) Turner of Saskatoon. Six great grandchildren: Jason Caird, Laura Caird, Kimberley Turner, Joshua, Adrienne and Matthew Louwersheimer and two great great grandchildren, Avery and Heather. As well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Catherine came to Canada in 1923 and lived on the farm near Glasnevin until 1962 when they retired to Ogema. A funeral service was held Friday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogema United Church with Rev. Bob Gay officiating. Interment to follow at the Ogema cemetery.
- Theresa Katherina (nee Ortman) late of Weyburn, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Theresa was born in Odessa, on December 18, 1923 and was the eldest of five children. She grew up on a farm in Khedive, and attended school in Ceylon, before moving to Khedive to continue her education. Theresa was married to Elwin Carter on May 11, 1942 in Khedive, where they started their life together. Dwight came into their world in 1956 and as a family they moved to Weyburn in 1958. Theresa was a florist at Murray’s House of Flowers (now known as Brady’s) in Weyburn for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo as a regular outing. Together Theresa and Elwin enjoyed many years of dancing, camping and fishing. She also enjoyed family gatherings with her siblings and planned a summer vacation every year. Theresa was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and St. Mary’s Altar Society. She also belonged to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish in Weyburn. Theresa volunteered her time for baking and serving at funeral luncheons at McKenna Hall whenever she was asked until she was no longer able to. Theresa and Elwin enjoyed 44 years together until his passing in 1986. In 1987 she met Lloyd Fisher. Theresa enjoyed helping Lloyd on his farm wherever she could. Together they planted and tended a large garden. Theresa continued to do the things she loved, cooking, cleaning and visits with families and friends. Together with Lloyd she enjoyed holidays and daily outings until their health no longer allowed it. Theresa and Lloyd were together until 2011, at which time their health declined and they were no longer able to take care of each other. Theresa moved into the Radville Marian Health Centre until her passing on October 8, 2012. Theresa’s family, Lloyd’s family and their friends meant the world to her. She loved watching her three grandchildren and six great grandchildren grow. She was a caring and loving person. We would like to thank our family and friends for taking such good care of Theresa. We would also like to extend our thanks to Dr. Oberholzer, nurses, staff and all those who cared for her at Radville Marian Health Centre. To Theresa, you were all “sweeties.” Theresa was predeceased by her mother and father, Peter and Elizabeth Ortman; husband, Elwin Carter; brother, William Ortman; brother in law, Eugene Kerowatski; sister-in-law, Joyce Ortman. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Dwight (Christine) Carter of Regina; grandchildren, Jody Carter of Airdrie, AB, Sharla (Mike) Pottie of Calgary, AB, Darcy (Carie) Carter of Weyburn; great grandchildren, Kennedy and Sawyer Devitt, Brooklyn, Tyler and Tanner Pottie and Cruz Carter; brothers, Adam Ortman and Joe (Francis) Ortman both of Weyburn; sister, Agnes Kerowatski of Regina; sister-in-law, Evelyn Ortman of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews; Special friend, Lloyd Fisher of Weyburn. Prayers were said Friday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, October 13, at 11:00 a.m. Both services were held at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche celebrating. Pallbearers were Larry Ortman, Brent Ortman, Eldon Ortman, Lloyd Kerowatski, Ron Berezowski, Gerald Ortman
- Lynette Marion passed away on June 1, 2015. She was born on a farm near Ogema, SK on September 20, 1923. She was predeceased by her parents George and Elizabeth Chamberlain and brother Austin. She is survived by her brother Joseph and sisters-in-law Joan and Winnifred. She is also survived by her nieces Carla Chamberlain, Shelley Fullerton and Diane Hicks; her nephew Curtis Chamberlain and many great nieces and nephews. Lyn worked as a secretary at SaskTel for thirty nine and a half years. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Royal Purple, a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered as secretary for #600 (Regina) Wing Air Force Association of Canada for thirty years after retiring. Lyn was an avid golfer and bowler, a baseball and football fan and enjoyed playing cards. A private family graveside will be held.
- Esther Ruth (nee Hubbard). On Saturday, December 29, 2001, Esther Ruth Chambers, late of Bengough, passed away at the Bengough Health Centre, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Jennie Hubbard; her first husband, Fred Mehnke; brothers and sisters: Warren Hubbard, Christina Strand, Irvin Hubbard, Flora Mehnke, Carlyle Hubbard and Vernon Hubbard. Esther is survived by her loving husband, Ken Chambers of Bengough; her children: Edith (Douglas) Merritt of Pangman; Darlene (Gary) Linton of Red Deer, AB; and Kenneth (Irene) Chambers of Saskatoon; her grandchildren: Linda (Roger) Barrett, Garth (Valerie) Merritt, Donna (Allan) DeVreese, Michael (Pamela) Linton, Leah Black, Dwayne Chambers, Patricia (Ryan) Bobert, Kathy Chambers and Robert Chambers; her great grandchildren: Lacey, Kayla, Stephanie, Jessica, Tyler, Katelyn, Justin, Dakota, Wyatt and Corissa; three sisters-in-law: Dorothy Hubbard of WI; Dorothy (Gordon) Gessel of Earl Grey; and Ruth Chambers of Vancouver, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Esther was born at home on the farm south of Ritchie on March 29, 1912. She was the fifth of seven children born to Albert and Grace Hubbard. She attended Rexall School obtaining her eighth grade. Esther married Fred Mehnke in 1930 at Viceroy and they lived south of Glasnevin. Their daughter Edith was born 1933. Fred passed away in 1938. Esther and Edith remained on the farm the following winter. In 1939 they moved to Ogema and lived in the Gamble home across from the Legion Hall. Esther worked as a clerk in Lloyd's store until her marriage to Kenneth Chambers on September 4, 1940. They were married in All Saints Anglican Church, Ogema. Their daughter Darlene was born in 1941, and Esther stayed home to raise her family. She developed TB in 1946 and spent about 1-1/2 years at Fort San. Their son Kenneth was born in 1947, and she was discharged in May of 1948. Esther's husband Ken was the janitor at Ogema school for years where she helped after the children were grown. They built a new home in 1959 spending many hours landscaping the yard with evergreens and many fruit trees and planting a big garden. Esther was a true homemaker. She loved to crochet, knit and bake; her buns were her specialty. In the summer they drove with their camper to fishing lakes and visited with their family. Esther suffered a stroke in 1995 and had to move to a home in Bengough where she and Ken both resided at the time of her passing. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church with Rev. Mary Elford officiating. Interment followed in Ogema cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Roger Barrett, Dwayne Chambers, Robert Chambers, Allan DeVreese, Garth Merritt, and Michael Linton.
- Kenneth Cecil. On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, Kenneth Cecil Chambers, late of Bengough, passed away at Bengough Health Center at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his father, John Chambers in 1950, his mother, Beatrice Chambers in 1982, his wife, Esther in 2002, and two brothers, John and Donald. Kenneth is survived by his step-daughter, Edith (Doug) Merritt of Pangman; his daughter, Darlene (Gary) Linton of Red Deer, AB; and his son, Kenneth (Irene) Chambers of Saskatoon; nine grandchildren: Linda (Roger) Barrett, Garth (Valerie) Merritt, Donna (Allan) DeVreese, Michael (Pamela) Linton, Leah Black, Dwayne Chambers, Patricia (Ryan) Bobert, Kathy Chambers and Robert Chambers; 11 great grandchildren: Lacey, Kayla, Stephanie, Jessica, Tyler, Katelyn, Justin, Dakota, Wyatt, Corissa and Sebastian; and one sister, Dorothy (Gordon) Gessell, Earl Grey, SK. Kenneth Cecil Chambers was born November 2, 1915 at Ogema, to John and Beatrice Chambers. He attended Ogema School and received his grade 11. He also attended Sunday School at the United Church in Ogema for many years. In the early 30's he worked at the Ogema Post Office then he moved with his parents to Hafford and there he continued to work at the post office and picked up odd jobs on the weekends to help out with the expenses. Two years later, they all moved back to Ogema and Ken and his brother John ran the B.A. Station on main street in Ogema for several years. On September 4, 1940 Ken married Esther Hubbard at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Ogema. He enlisted into the air force in November, 1941 and became an airplane electrician at Dafoe until October 18, 1945. Upon returning to Ogema, he tried to operate a T.V. and radio shop and later became the janitor of Ogema school which he did for 30 some years. He was a Ham radio operator and loved fishing, camping and spending time with their family. He also loved gardening. Ken played goal on the Ogema hockey tea. He lived in Ogema until 1998 when he moved into the Bengough Health Centre where he resided at the time of his passing. Funeral service was held Monday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Ogema cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Roger Barrett, Dwayne Chambers, Robert Chambers, Allan DeVreese, Garth Merritt and Michael Linton.
- Dorothy "Dot" Marguerette (nee Hagyard) April 13, 1920 - December 21, 2012. Dorothy Marguerette Hagyard was born at Ogema, Saskatchewan on April 13, 1920. She graduated from the School of Nursing in Moose Jaw, Sask. in 1944. She married John Churchman on March 8, 1947 at Edmonton, Alberta. After the war she and John lived on the Churchman homestead where she was active on the family farm. Her greatest enjoyment was working as a nurse at Rosetown and Milden hospitals. Both she and John were life members of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 2001 Dot moved into town and lived at McNab Place until 2009 when she became a resident of the Wheatbelt Centennial Lodge. Her kind, sweet nature and genuine caring personality befriended her to all her fellow nursing attendants. Dorothy is survived by her sons Brian of Calgary and Barry (Janet Beyer) of Rosetown; grandchildren Carrie Knight (Curtiss) and family Cheyanne and Caitlyn, Christopher Churchman (Lori Imlach) and daughter Ksenya, Aaron Churchman (Nikki Deobald) and family Dayton Deobald and Hayden, Jackie Rosher (Les) and daughter Kara, Heidi Bailey (Bill), and Stacy Beyer (Tom Glanville). She was predeceased by her husband John (2000), her mother Mary Myrtle Erb (1999); father Albert Lorne (1944); and stepfather Earl Erb (1970). As per Dot`s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Wheatbelt Centennial Lodge Activity Fund, P.O. Box 850, Rosetown, Sask. S0L 2V0. A special thank you to all Rosetown Homecare and Nursing Staff and all persons who remember her. She was a Friend to Everyone she met.
- Eric Aubrey Chester, late of Hardy passed away in the Regina General Hospital on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the age of 95 years. Eric was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Maria Chester; wife, Mary Grace Chester; sisters, Kathleen Cole and Grace (Petit) Hoag. Eric is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Eric Aubrey Chester was born March 22, 1915 to Thomas and Maria Chester (nee Nicholson). Eric grew up on his parent’s farm west of Hardy with his two sisters Kathleen and Grace. At a young age he became interested in woodworking and at the age of 10, he made a mirror wall hanging which still hangs in his home. He took his schooling in Hardy and helped his father on the farm. In 1940, he married Mary Breckenridge and they farmed together for many years. In 1958, they moved into Hardy for the winter months and back to the farm in the spring. In 1976, they built a new home in town but they continued farming. In winter, Eric enjoyed his hobby of woodworking. He would make the items and Mary would do the finishing. They worked together as a team. Eric and Mary enjoyed travelling and visited Black Hills, Yellowstone, the Maritimes and Alaska. Eric was mayor of Hardy for several years. He enjoyed curling, both participating and watching. He and Mary toured the countryside taking many pictures of scenery, wildlife and anything they found interesting. They have many photos of sunrises and sunsets. They also took pride in their flower garden and have many photos to prove it. Eric has made many birdhouses and birdfeeders and they enjoyed watching the birds from the kitchen window. Mary passed away in 2007. They had just celebrated their 67th anniversary. Over the years, Eric made many wood projects and was able to show some of them at a local fall fair, winning awards for them all. Eric was a very kind man who enjoyed life and visiting with his nieces, nephews and friends. Eric’s faith in God was a strength and comfort to him and he enjoyed his Bible and studying the scriptures with others. He will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral service for Eric was held on Wednesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. from Prairie Pride Community Centre, Ceylon with Mr. David Jury, Miss Tracy Colwill, Miss Lila Larson and Miss Linnea Cobb, officiating. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema. Active pallbearers were Lorne Rennie, Delbert Warren, David Warren, Jim Stephenson, Melvin Gust, and Cyril Breckenridge. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance
- Eva May. On June 3, 2001, Eva May Cockram, late of Trossachs, passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents, Mark and Lavinia Cockram, and brother Edward Cockram (1982), Eva is survived by brothers Mark Cockram of Weyburn, and Tom (Olive) Cockram of Yellow Grass, sister Laura Hyer of Weyburn, nephews Bob (Jeannette) Cockram and Jim (Narelle) Cockram of Lone Butte, BC, great nephews Seth and Jamin Cockram of Kelowna, BC, great niece Emma Cockram of Lone Butte, BC, and great great nephew Jordan of Kelowna, BC. Eva, the oldest child in the family, was born on January 29, 1908 at Souris, MB, where she started school. In March 1916 when the family moved to her uncle Dick Sharland's homestead 3 1/2 miles north of Axford, SK, she attended Carnarvon School where she completed Grade 8. She worked on the farm and sometimes did housework at neighbouring farmers' homes. In 1942 she and her brother Mark inherited the farm from their uncle Dick and actively farmed until 1989 when they rented out the land. Eva also raised chickens and turkeys and helped milk cows to increase the farm income while managing the household. She acted as mother to her youngest brother Edward's sons, Bob and Jim, who came to live on the farm at ages 6 and 5 respectively and who have fond memories of the chocolate birthday cakes and the apple and lemon pies she would whip up in the kitchen. Her main hobbies were crocheting numerous doilies, most of which she gave away to friends and neighbours, and listening to the radio particularly music or talk shows. Eva moved from the farm to Weyburn in January 1995 and subsequently became a resident at the Special Care Home. No funeral service was held at her request. A private family ceremony is planned for later this summer to honour her wish to have her ashes scattered in the homestead farmyard where she enjoyed living for almost 79 years.
- Mark. On Saturday, September 22, 2007, Mark Cockram, passed away at Hill Top Manor Personal Care Home, Weyburn, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his parents, Mark and Lavinia Cockram, brother, Edward (1982), sisters, Eva Cockram (2001) and Laura Hyer (2004), sister-in-law, Olive Cockram (2005) and brother-in-law, Dee Hyer (1976), Mark is survived by his brother, Tom Cockram of Yellow Grass, nephews, Bob (Jeannette) Cockram and Jim (Narelle) Cockram of Lone Butte, BC, great nephews, Seth and Jamin Cockram of Kelowna, BC, great niece, Emma Cockram of Lone Butte, BC and great great nephew, Jordan of Kelowna, BC. Mark was born October 16, 1911 at Souris, MB, the middle child in the family. In March 1916 when the family moved to his uncle Dick Sharland's homestead 3 1/2 miles north of Axford, SK, he attended Carnarvon School where he completed Grade 8. Although he worked mainly on the farm prior to 1942 he spent some winters working for other farmers looking after their cattle. In 1937 he worked on a haying crew for Walter Walsh near Pipestone, MB. Around this time he also worked at the Bienfait coal mine for a short time. Mark and his sister Eva farmed the land in the RM of Brokenshell that they inherited from their uncle Dick in 1942 and their father in 1948, as a mixed grain and cattle operation until 1976 when it became solely a grain operation. Mark continued to actively farm until 1991 when he rented out the land and sold the farm related equipment. His regret expressed at this time was that if he had been able to farm for another year he would have been farming for 50 years. Mark had a creative bent in the mechanical and fabrication end of farming aided by the knowledge he gained from a correspondence course in automotive engine repair he had taken in the late 1930s. Some of his fabricating achievements included an operational brush/grass cutter powered by a lawn mower engine long before this design became marketed by other manufacturers, a cab for his Oliver 99 tractor in the late 1950s when tractor cabs were regarded as a novel convenience, and a power take-off driven pile driver that was successfully used to embed discarded grader blades as pasture fence posts. Mark will always be remembered in the Trossachs- Khedive area as a generous man who would willingly help out any neighbour in need. During harvest time when he was finished combining he would often go to help neighbours get finished more quickly. One spring when a neighbour's tractor was awaiting repairs he loaned them his tractor to finish seeding. He truly valued the friendships he had with his farm neighbours, especially members his own generation and the later generation of the Virgil Bernard family. Mark acted as father to his youngest brother Edward's sons, Bob and Jim, who came to live on the farm at ages 6 and 5 respectively. He is fondly remembered by them for his patience when they were learning to drive using his 1951 Ford one-ton truck as a training aid. Amazingly its clutch survived all the abuse it received during this time. After he ceased active farming his main hobby was gardening especially growing potatoes most of which were often given to neighbours. He was proud to be a farmer and often said that the primary producers of wealth in this country were farmers. Mark regretfully left the farm and garden behind in February 1998 to move to Weyburn where he resided at Rhineland Tower until moving to Hill Top Manor in November 1999. Funeral service was held on Friday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. from Hastings-Dionne Funeral Home, Weyburn, with Pastor Collette Baker officiating. Pallbearers were Doug Bernard, Vince Bernard, Merv Renz, Bill Wilkie, Bob Cockram and Jim Cockram. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Annie (nee Wagner) Colbow, late of Radville, passed away September 22, 2012, at the age of 92 years. Annie was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Barbara Wagner; husband, Lewis; daughter, Julienne (Shirley); grandson, Randy McQuiston; daughter-in-law, Madeleine Colbow; two sisters: Lena Holerback, Elizabeth Wagner; two brothers: Lawrence Wagner and Phillip Wagner. Annie is survived by her children: Gary Colbow, Yorkton, Doris (Bruce) Clements, Brandon, MB, Wayne (Carol) Colbow, Pangman, Dale Colbow, Khedive, Brian Colbow (Sherry Fisher), Pangman, Bill Colbow (Zella Littlemore), Khedive, Gregg Janz, Edmonton, AB, Raymond (Deanna) Colbow, Weyburn; two sisters-in-law: Irene Colbow, Pangman, Ida Gurskey, Ogema; 16 grandchildren: Jillian, Brent, Bob, Mark, Geoff, Graham, Bryce, Taralyn, Desmond, Robin, Dallas, James, Krystle, Barrie, Kallie and Dane; 25 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Annie Wagner was born to Anthony and Barbara (nee Schneider) on February 18, 1920. She was born on the family farm which was four miles south of Pangman on Highway 6. She had a half brother Phillip, half sister Lena, one brother Lawrence and a sister Betty. Annie attended school at Khedive which was six miles away. In the summertime, she traveled to school by the school van, but they used horse and sleigh when there was snow on the ground. Annie loved school. If a storm blew up, as often as it did in Saskatchewan , she would cry all day, as it meant not being able to get to the school. Annie completed Grade 9 and started Grade 10. That year, the province changed the curriculum for high school. New books had to be purchased and since this was during the depression, Annie had to withdraw from school due to lack of funds. Annie always put others ahead of herself. Annie remained at home, keeping occupied with the many chores on the farm. One of her favorite times was threshing and it was only proper that she would meet and fall in love with the thresher, Lewis Colbow. They were married on November 24, 1944 and moved to a farm that they had purchased four miles north of highway Junction 6 and 13. On this farm they had no telephone or conveniences so after a year they moved to her brother, Lawrence’s farm which was one mile east of Pangman. Lewis and Annie had eight children, Gary, Doris, Wayne, Dale, Brian, Bill, Julienne (Shirley) and Raymond. Yes…that was eight children in 12 years. Her children remember her gathering fresh snow on Sunday and letting it melt overnight for doing the laundry on Monday morning! Getting the children off to school in Pangman meant that Lewis had to take them there every morning and pick them up every afternoon, so another move was made to Khedive in 1955. Lewis and Annie purchased the former Jacques house which solved the problem of getting the children to and from school. Instead of Lewis leaving them every morning at 8:00 a.m. the children could leave the house five minutes before school began. The Colbow family resided here until 1974 at which time a brand new mobile home was purchased and moved to the lot across the street. Moving to the new trailer was therefore one of the easiest moves the family had. While in Khedive, Annie joined the town council and acted as their secretary. When an administrator could not be located for the hamlet, Annie was persuaded to take the position. She remained in this position from 1974 to 1991. During this time she was instrumental, along with John Froh, in bringing running water to the homes in Khedive. Without fail, Annie cooked huge and delicious Sunday dinners, complete with assorted homemade pies, for anyone who was around her home…family, friends or neighbors who were nearby or those who simply stopped by for a visit. Another thing that she was noted for, was her popcorn balls at Halloween…it was said that people would drive miles and miles in hopes to get some! She knitted and crocheted baby items for each grandchild as well as various other projects she gave away as gifts. She was also an accomplished seamstress, sewing many different garments for both family and friends. She enjoyed watching various sports on television, never missing a Blue Jays’ game. She herself, curled and bowled for many seasons locally in Khedive. Annie loved animals, especially cats and dogs, and had several as pets over the years. She very much enjoyed flower gardening, having blue morning glories, babies’ breath, violets, tulips, peonies and especially yellow and pink roses in her beautiful yard. Together, Annie and Lewis enjoyed their vegetable garden and the many hours spent tending, canning and preserving the garden’s produce. From this garden, she made the very best sauerkraut in town! Lewis passed away in June 1995 about six months after celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Annie remained in Khedive until 1997 when she moved to Legion Towers in Weyburn. She was overjoyed to have her very own suite, filled with all brand new furnishings! In March of 1998, Annie moved to Radville Marian Health Centre and resided comfortably there, for 14 years until the time of her passing. During her time there she loved visiting, playing cards and bingo, attending church services and many of the various activities provided by the staff there. Many a family celebration was held there as well. Extra special moments for Annie were celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary as well as her 80th birthday at the Khedive Recreation Centre surrounded by many family and friends. She lived her life to the fullest! The family would like to thank all the caregivers who looked after her over the past years. Funeral Mass for Annie was held on Wednesday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman, with Fr. Anthony Pangan, celebrant. Interment followed at Khedive Cemetery. All of Annie’s remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Bob McQuiston Geoff Clements, Bryce Colbow, Brent Colbow, James Colbow and Dane Colbow.
- Earl Claude Colbow, late of Radville, SK and formly of Khedive, passed away on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at the age of 89 years. Earl was predeceased by his parents; Fred and Mable Colbow; his wife, Alice Colbow, son-in-law, Brian, grandson-in-law, Mike and great grandson, Justin along with many sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Earl is survived by his children: Mel (Alice) Colbow, Ross Colbow, Diana (Gary) Leflar, Gail Leflar, Nila (Reg) Fellner, sixteen grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Thelma Verrett and Ida Guersky, many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service for Earl Claude Colbow was held on Monday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Khedive Cemetery, Khedive with Pastor Martin Olson officiating. Interment was at Khedive Cemetery, Khedive.
- Julienne (Shirley Anne) Colbow Janz, born on March 31, 1955 as Shirley Anne Colbow in Pangman. Passed away March 16, 2005 in Edmonton, AB at the age of 49 years. Julienne was predeceased by her father Lewis Colbow, nephew Randy McQuiston, father-in-law Lloyd Janz and mother-in-law Mary Janz. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Gregg Janz and her daughter Barrie Janz of Edmonton, AB, her mother, Annie Colbow of Radville, brothers, Gary (Madeline) Colbow of Yorkton, Wayne (Carol) Colbow of Pangman, Dale Colbow, Brian (Sherry Gartner) Colbow, Bill (Zella) Colbow, all of Khedive, and Ray (Deanna) Colbow of Weyburn; one sister Doris (Bruce) Clements of Brandon, MB, one brother-in-law Wayne (Leslie Sinclair) Janz of Winnipeg, MB as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Julienne was the second youngest child of eight children born to Lewis and Annie Colbow. She was a fair complexioned, blonde haired little girl who spent her early years growing up in and around Khedive. She loved to help her mother around the house with various chores assigned to her and she even helped her father out on the farm by picking rocks out of the fields, an all time favorite of many "farm girls", from that era. Julienne had many fond memories of sitting around the family's large dining room table at mealtimes; the room being full of warmth, friendship, wonderful smells and the sounds of familiar family voices. She was active in various sports and developed many close friendships throughout these earlier years. Julienne received her elementary education in Khedive and Pangman. She went on to attend University of Regina, University of Saskatoon, and University of Alberta, becoming fluent in French as well as achieving her Bachelor of Education degree and then later completing a Masters degree in Psychology. She first met her husband and soul mate Gregg Janz when he was playing his flute in a stairwell, one day, when they were both attending university. Julienne always said this is how he seduced her, along with his many gifts to her and his marvelous cooking abilities. They went on to work on various different projects together as their relationship grew and prospered. When away from busy Edmonton life, Julienne could always find refuge in the simplicity and solitude of rural life, especially in Khedive. Here, she could feel a special connection with nature and mother earth, which was always apparent during her quiet retreats in the old school yard, where so many old childhood memories were formed. She spoke often of this place, saying quietly "I feel I have a direct line to God out at the school yardand I have had many discussions with Him, out there, at the various crossroads of my life." In September of last year Julienne felt the need to journey back to her Khedive home to spend time with her siblings and their families and also to spend time with her mother in Radville. She spent two glorious days looking at vintage family photos and reminiscing of days gone by. She had countless memories of her "second parents" Frank & Muriel Fellner and their daughter Pam. She recalled on several occasions that it was Frank Fellner who taught her how to dance the polka. This always brought a big warm smile to her face. It was shortly after this, her final visit to Khedive, that she penned the short story called "The Gift" - a true recollection of her very own mother's gifts of love to each and every one of all eight of her children. This past Christmas Julienne hosted a Christmas party along with her sister Doris in Brandon, MB. It was a lovely evening for all in attendance with great food and wonderful company. Santa and one of his elves even made an appearance at this family gathering, complete with a sack of gifts and goodies for all of the younger folk. This "Colbow Christmas" will no doubt be one of the most memorable in the years to come. Some of Julienne's pastimes and interests included reading, astrology, astronomy, music, Rieke and writing of both poetry and short stories. She, along with Gregg had a collection of movies and music that any retail video store could boast of. She enjoyed traveling as well - making a trip to Europe and Israel and even pedaling her bike some long distances on the West Coast of Canada and the United States. Animals, especially cats, played a significant role in Julienne's life. Many a furry feline were given homes over the years as a result of these special bonds. Julienne was a loving and caring individual who had a zest for life and kept a positive attitude no matter what may have been thrown in her path. She was always ready to forge ahead, focusing on her strengths and looking at the bright side of things in life. Julienne considered one the most important accomplishments in her life to have occurred on March 18, 1995, when daughter Barrie Jordon Janz was born. We are all certain that there will be a part of Julienne that will live on, in this very special young lady. Julienne was employed at Grant MacEwan College of Edmonton, AB for over 20 years. She held various positions over the years and formed strong, life long bonds and friendships with many of her colleagues there. She loved her work and found it extremely fulfilling to be in the helping profession. For now, we will draw this to a close and say farewell to our sister, our loved one, and our friend. Julienneset your soul free; fly away, off to the distance where you shall find true eternal peace and contentment. We give thanks to have known you, to have cared for you and to have loved you May we also give thanks to God, to be surrounded by the love of our family and friends Julienne you are the common bond which has brought us together, here today. Till we meet again - you will remain forever in our hearts. A memorial celebration of Julienne's life took place on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the Khedive Recreation Center at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole presiding.
- Fred. On Sunday, June 16, 2002, Fred Cooper lost his life in a farm accident near Saskatoon. He was predeceased by son Larry, and parents Joe and Dorothy Cooper. Fred leaves to mourn his beloved wife Judy; three children: Garry, Chris and Sherry; grandchildren Joey Cooper, Krystal Vanderstelt, Nick and Michelle Hyde; mother and father-in-law Lloyd and Edyth Covert; sister Florence (Les) Norby, sister Muriel (Raymond) Wahl, brother Bob Cooper and sister-in-law Charlene (Marence) Pierce; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family and friends. Fred was born February 19, 1947 in Weyburn. He was raised on the family farm south of Trossachs. He was a dreamer who worked hard and loved life. He worked many different jobs among which were a farm hand, in the mines at Thompson, MB or driving an 18 wheeler. His passion was the land, people and nature. He realized his dream near Grandora where he purchased a parcel of land. It was the simple things in life that brought him joy: a sunset, the early morning dew, fresh rain, birds singing and the list goes on. His greatest pride and joy was his family and friends. He never judged anyone and was a mentor for many. There were times when a stranger would happen by; be welcomed with open arms, given a hot meal and sometimes a place to sleep or a winter coat. This is one man who would literally give the shirt off his back to help. Fred always said "Celebrate my life and be happy, don't mourn my passing." Those of us who knew Fred have had our lives so enriched that we do mourn our loss of one so special and we do rejoice having had you in our lives. Thank you for being you. A memorial service was held at Asquith Baptist Church, Friday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. with special friend, Pastor James Graham officiating. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Anne (nee Herold) Leier Coops (June 22, 1914 - February 9, 2013). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Coops on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the age of 98 years. Anne was predeceased by her father Jakob Herold; stepfather Joseph Froh; mother Anna Froh; first husband John H. Leier; second husband George A. Coops; brother Frank Froh; and son Richard F. Leier. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Donald (Judith) Leier; daughter-in-law Lucille Leier; five grandchildren, Lisa Harris, Kirsten Leier, Bradley (Yoko) Leier, Jennifer (Scott) Gelowitz and Angela (Casper) Bagamery; nine great grandchildren, Ty-Lane and Hudson Harris, Jessica, Zachary, Rachel and Rebecca Gelowitz and Quintin, Arianna and Liam Bagamery; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne was born on June 22, 1914 in Velika, Greda, Banat, Yugoslavia. She immigrated to Canada aboard the Empress of Scotland on July 2, 1924 and settled in Khedive, SK. She finished her education in Regina, and worked as a dental nurse from 1932 to 1934. On February 5, 1934 she married John H. Leier at St. Mary's (currently Blessed Sacrament). John passed away on March 19, 1971. She married George A. Coops on August 31, 1973. Anne had a long history of service to the community and to her church. She served in numerous organizations including the CWL (53 years), the Knights of Columbus Ladies (member and president), St. Maryís choir, and Volksliederchor ìHarmonieî (member and president). She was also the chairperson of numerous interprovincial and international choir festivals, a member of the Imperial Oil Ltd. Annuitants club; president of St. Josephís Home and School Association, and president of the St. Charles Alter Society. She will be greatly missed. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Maryís Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street, Regina, SK with a reception to follow at Regina Funeral Home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers of 4A at the Pasqua Hospital and the 4th Floor staff of the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home for their compassion and care.
- Carleton Lewis Crump, late of Weyburn, formerly of Trossachs, passed peacefully in his sleep into the arms of God on October 25, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. He was 90 years of age. The youngest of five children, Carl was born December 27, 1915 on the homestead of his parents, David and Chloe Crump, land still owned by him at the time of his death. His grandparents, parents, and two sisters moved from Ontario in 1906 to homestead near Axford in the new province of Saskatchewan. He attended school at Abbott through Grade 8, taking Grades 9 and 10 by correspondence. Recently he received a Family Century Farm Award from the province for the original homestead remaining in the family for 100 years. Always a kind and gentle man, Carl will be remembered by his neighbours and friends for his selfless willingness to help others, his dedication and generosity, and his love of practical jokes. As a young man he contracted polio while helping his sister's family in Chelan, an affliction that would affect him, but not hinder him, for the rest of his life. His parents were petitioners for establishment of Abbott School District, served on the Board of Trustees, and boarded a number of school teachers, among them his future wife, May Anderson. They were married on July 26, 1941 in Trossachs and after a honeymoon trip to Greenwater Lake and Chelan, they resided on the family farm and began their family of three children. After several years on the farm, the young family moved to Trossachs to take advantage of school opportunities, and both Carl and May became active in the community and in the United Church, and enjoyed square dancing for a number of years with the Trossachs Square Dance Club. In recent years, Carl and May enjoyed playing music together, and sharing their music playing with the Weyburn Merry Makers, playing old time music at nursing homes and for functions in the Weyburn area. Still active, but with failing health, they moved into Weyburn in 2003 to be closer to health care services and their music. Following the death of May in April of this year, Carl's health continued to decline, leading finally to congestive heart failure, the cause of his death. Late of Bison Manor, Weyburn, Carl was predeceased by May his wife of 64 years; his parents, David and Chloe Crump; sisters, Bertha Rogers, Gerty Dalgleish, and Agnes Glazer. Much loved and missed by his family, Carl is survived by sister, Ida Frederickson of Weyburn; children: Brian (Gail) Crump of Arcola, Betty Dannenberg of Napa, California and Bruce (Bonnie) Crump of Regina; grandchildren: Sandra (Mark) Weiss of Vancouver, BC, David (Jolene) Crump of Saskatoon, Jon-Michael Dannenberg and Carrie-Lee Dannenberg both of Dixon, California, and Jason Crump of Regina; and great grandchildren: Nathan Weiss of Vancouver, BC, and Josie Crump of Saskatoon. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Monday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The active pallbearers were: Brian Nast, Monty Bissett, Eric Dorsch, John Boldt, Bob Moule and Bob Cooper.
- May Svea Olivia (nee Anderson) Crump passed into the arms of God on April 9, 2006 at the Weyburn General Hospital, with her family by her side. She was 96 years of age. May was born May 1, 1909, in a sod house on her parents' homestead southeast of Trossachs. While she was still an infant, the family moved to Trossachs, where she grew up, was educated, and was a long time resident. She completed her Grade 12 in Moose Jaw, and attended Normal School at Regina College, receiving her teaching certificate. After teaching for a year at Robsart, she returned to Regina College for two years to pursue her life long love of music, achieving her ATCM (Associate of Toronto Conservatory of Music) degree. She then taught school at Abbott for five years, where she boarded with the Crump family, and met her future husband. After attending the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon to take Primary Teaching Methods, she taught for several years at Coronach and Welwyn, before returning to marry Carl Crump in 1941. After several years on the farm, the young family moved to Trossachs where she gave music lessons and became active in the United Church, serving as organist for many years, and led junior and senior choirs. Always an outgoing, kind and generous wife, mother and friend, she greatly enjoyed visiting and sharing her musical gift with others at any gathering or function. She was an active member of the Trossachs Square Dance Club, Homemakers, U.C.W., Women's Institute, and the Town & Country Women. In recent years, May and Carl enjoyed playing with the Weyburn Merry Makers, playing old time music at nursing homes and for functions in Weyburn and area. Still active, but with failing health, they moved to Weyburn in 2003 to be closer to medical services and their music. The highlight of her musical career was playing with Carl and the Weyburn Merry Makers to a full house at the Centre of the Arts, Regina, for senior fun day. Late of Bison Manor, Weyburn, May was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Anna Anderson; and sisters Ellen Anderson, Lillian Bell, Ivy Anderson, Alice Wedge, Evelyn Livingstone, and Gladys Crocker; as well as brother Erling Anderson. Much loved and cherished by her family, May is survived by husband Carl of Weyburn; children Brian (Gail) Crump of Arcola, Betty Dannenberg of Napa, California, and Bruce (Bonnie) Crump of Regina; grandchildren Sandra (Mark) Weiss of Vancouver, BC, David (Jolene) Crump of Saskatoon, Jon-Michael Dannenberg and Carrie-Lee Dannenberg both of Dixon, California, and Jason Crump of Regina; and great grandchildren Nathan Weiss of Vancouver, BC and Josie Crump of Saskatoon. She is also survived by her sister Norah Hogg of Saskatoon, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Bernie Klippenstein, Brian Nast, Johnny Boldt, Monty Bissett, Eric Dorsch and Bob Moule. Honorary Pallbearers were: David Crump, Sandra Crump, Jason Crump, John-Michael Dannenberg and Carrie-Lee Dannenberg.
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- Austin Eugene. I was born on November 11, 1915 on Dad's homestead 12 miles NE of Malta, Montana in Philips County. I lived there till I was four years old in 1919. In 1919 we moved down six miles from Malta on 40 acres of irrigated land. We were 1/2 mile from Strator School. From as early as I can remember I never wanted to do anything but farm and drive or ride horses. In July 1923 we moved back to Saskatchewan when I was seven years old. We came in three wagons with eight horses and one wagon was a hay rack with a canvas cover over it. Dad, Mother and Uncle Horace drove the three wagons and we were about two weeks on the road. We got back here to Dad's original homestead about the 15th of July, 1923. He had come up early and put in the crop. The end of August, 1923, I started to Mundie School. In the fall of 1928 Dad was just ready to start cutting with two binders. Leonard Thompson was hired to drive one. Uncle R came up from California so I went on the binder for the whole crop. That was the last time we ever had a hired man. In the winter of 1928 and 1929 I was home. We had chores to do and wheat to haul with teams. I did some trapping; weasels and muskrats. I also caught three coyotes that winter. 1929 was dry with very poor crops. That fall the depression started, cattle, wheat and everything dropped so fast you couldn't keep track of it. In 1932 wheat got down to 22 cents that fall. I saw a good bunch of spring Hereford calves in the stock yard in Ogema that could have been bought for $5.00 a head but nobody had any money. The farming got poorer as nobody could afford to work the land right. Some people got government freight and moved north into the bush. The ones that stuck it out ended up the best off 20 years later. The young people didn't suffer that much. Nobody had any more than you did. We had school house card parties and dances with pick-up music. The men would put in 10 cents each for a pound of coffee and a gallon of gas for the light and the women would bring sandwiches. Most people on the farm had their milk, butter, eggs and meat. In 1935 I started going with Edith. I didn't spend much on courting. I hauled a lot of water for stock and in the fall of 1934 I went north to harvest and came home about $40.00 richer. The year 1937 was the daddy of them all. The grass or nothing got green until fall when we got some rain. That fall I went down to Malta and worked and made $50.00. In 1938 the drought started to break and I rented a half section that was the first year we farmed with a tractor. In the fall of 1937 we traded all but four horses for a Rumely tractor. In 1938 the crop was rusted but I had rented from the Loan Co., and they furnished Tratcher Wheat. I got about 600 bushel of wheat worth about 80 cents per bushel. That September of 1938 Edith and I got married. We furnished the house for $50.00 at a second hand store. In 1939 the depression was starting to let up a little. That fall World War II started and that took at the unemployed and put some money in circulation. In 1939 our first baby was born dead at birth. In 1940 we had a real good crop but it was only worth 53 cents for No. 1. The price was kept down to help the war effort and during the first half of the 1940's I got a little better tractor, a 15-30 McCormick and a 7' John Deere tiller. We milked some cows and shipped cream. Prices stayed low and times were tight. Eugene was born in 1942, George in 1944 and Jim in 1945. My wife, Edith Winnifred Martin, was born May 13, 1919 a twin daughter of John and Charolotte Martin, the postmaster in Amulet, Sask. Being of Scotch descent she and her twin sister Elsie were taught to do the Highland fling at a very early age. At the age of 12 her father passed away and her mother continued to run the post office. The girls learned to look after the house and help carry mail and help in the post office. They took their schooling in Amulet and in 1938 Edith married Austin David and became a farm wife. I sold out to George and Jim in 1980 and Edith and I have retired and have a home in Ogema. Dad enjoyed his retirement as he was always welcome to come to the farm and contribute in whatever way he could be he also had the freedom to not come if he didn't fee like it. Mom fell victim to Alzheimers and Dad took over the household duties one at a time as her condition dictated. He was finally giving her total care until 1996 when it became impossible for him to continue. She then lived in Souris Valley Extended Care Home until her death on November 11, 2002. Dad's health was getting worse by then and he moved to the Personal Care Home in Bengough, where he lived until his passing on November 28, 2004.
- Edith Winnifred (nee Martin). Monday, November 11, 2002, Edith Winifred David, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Ogema, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, John and Charlotte Martin; an infant son, Walter John David; three sisters and one brother; and an infant granddaughter, Charlotte. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Austin David of Ogema; three sons: Eugene (Sharon) David of Westbank, BC; George David of Ogema; and Jim (Lilias) David of Ogema; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Edith grew up in Amulet where she received her education. Her father passed away when she was just a child and her mother ran the post office so there was always plenty of work for Edith and her sisters to do. On September 29, 1938 Edith married Austin David and they lived in the Amulet District their entire lives until illness forced her to spend her final years in SVECC. Edith was a homemaker and she spent many hours knitting first for her own children and then for her grandchildren. Edith enjoyed having all her family around when she was able to cook her special meals. Her happiest times were when she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edith was a member of the Sunny South Homemakers, Amulet Community Club and the Rebekah Lodge. In 1979 a reunion was held for all the present and former residents of the Amulet District and Edith spent many hours helping to organize this event. Funeral service was held Thursday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Michele Etter, Angela Murray, Gena David, Wade David, Dennis David and Jonathan David.
- Helen Diemert, Sister Bridget, Our Lady of the Cross Sisters, born in Pangman on November 15, 1916 and passed away on Friday, July 16, 2010. She was predeceased by her mother Magdalena Deck, 1918; father Peter Paul Diemert, 1963; step-mother, 1971; brothers Edward, 1976, Louis, 2001 and Peter, 2006; sisters Ida Brydges 1985, Pauline Lilley, 1986, Isabelle Cassin, 2005 and Lauretta Warnke, 1996; brothers-in-law Keith Brydges, Gordon Lilley, Henry Warnke and Lorne Cassin; sisters-in-law Audrey Diemert, Leah Diemert and Marion Diemert. Helen is survived by her brother John (Chris) of Weyburn; sister-in-law Chizuko Diemert of Vanderhoof, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen devoted her life to the elderly in care homes in St. Hubert, Prince Albert, Marcelin, Weyburn, Mount St. Mary’s and Montmartre Hospital. She went back to Pangman to care for her step-mother, who lost her sight in her last four years. In June 1971 she started working at the rectory in Weyburn for Rev. Sebastian Leibel, then in Vibank and in 1988 retired in Regina. A funeral mass was held at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, Regina, SK on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. Helen will be interred with her mother in Pangman at a later date.
- Joseph "Peter" Diemert passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at Vanderhoof, BC at the age of 82 years. Peter was born September 4, 1924 in Pangman. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter Paul and Margaret Diemert, also several half brothers and sisters, Edward Diemert, Louis Diemert, Pauline Lilley, Jerome Diemert (died at birth), Philip Lavigne, Ida Brydges, Isabelle Cassin and Lauretta Warnke. He is survived by his wife, Chizuka, Vanderhoof, BC, his brother John Diemert, Weyburn, his half sister, Helen Diemert, Regina, and several nieces and nephews. After spending three and a half years in the navy, Peter finished his university degree and became a teacher in Vanderhoof, BC. He later became Superintendent of Schools in northern BC. On August 6, 1966 he married Chizuko Furuya. Pete and Chiz traveled round the world twice and went on many boat cruises and other trips. When Kim Campbell was running for prime minister, she phoned Pete to come and help her get elected. A memorial service was held in Vanderhoof on September 12. Interment to follow at a later date.
- Dorothy "Dot" (nee Wells) died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Pasqua Hospital Regina on Thursday September 30, 2004 after a short illness. She was born May 26, 1919 at Lang, to Arthur and Elizabeth Wells. Her family moved to the Moreland district near Pangman, when she was nine years old. She attended Red Rose School until 1936. When her family moved to Valparaiso in 1936 she moved to Milestone to work. She moved back to Moreland in 1938 when she married William Doughty where they farmed for 38 years. In 1946 they had their only daughter Marilyn. In 1977 they moved to Pangman where they spent their retirement years until her passing. Dorothy was busy in the home (as a home keeper), helping on the farm (driving tractor, truck, combine and haying) and was very involved in the community and her church. Her favorite hobbies included quilting, gardening, her plants (particularly her African violets) and keeping in phone contact with friends and family in her later years. Many of her happiest times were spent with family. A loving and devoted wife, mother and friend to many, she will always be with us in our hearts, with many fond memories of her generosity, kindness, sense of humor/laughter and beautiful smile that will never be forgotten. A special thank you to the very kind staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and the General and Pasqua Hospitals in Regina. She was predeceased by: her parents, sister Marjorie Zurowski, and brother Frank Wells. She is survived by: her husband, Bill, daughter, Marilyn, brothers- sister-in-law, many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at Pangman United Church Monday, October 4, at 2:00 pm.
- Florence (nee Webb) Doughty late of Beautiful Plains Villa of Yellow Grass, formerly of Moreland and Pangman area, passed away at the age of 92 years on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. Predeceased by her husband Jim in 1994, two sisters and six brothers. Florence will be lovingly remembered by her family, daughter Margaret (Mel) Grozell and their children Wes and Heather, daughter Alice (Mel) Colbow and their children Dean and Lisa (Micheal) Selinger, and son Kent (Sandra) and their children, Tammy, Terri (Stacey) Stillwell, Stephen and Scott and four great grandchildren; her sister Nell Carlton and brother Frank Webb, as well as many family and friends. A family interment will take place at the Weyburn Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.
- John Alexander "Scotty", 96, late of Regina and Pangman, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002 in Edmonton, AB. Predeceased by his wife Pearl (Ewen) in 1964, infant son Archie John in 1937, son Charles Leroy in 1986, Rocky Mountain House, AB; siblings: Alice (Ireland) of Toronto, ON; Lena (Ohrt) of Regina; James and George of Pangman and Anne of King City, ON. Scotty is survived by brothers: William (Dorothy) of Pangman and Harold of Barrie, ON; sister Ethel (Tony) Bernard of Winnipeg, MB; his wife Eunice, daughter Marie (Carman) Svedahl of Regina, and daughter-in-law Janet Doughty of Rocky Mountain House, AB; seven grandchildren: Janice (Glen) Trenouth, Radville; Laurie (Pat) Dunne of Regina; John (Paula) Svedahl, Regina; Brett (Aicha) Svedahl, Pangman, Valerie Svedahl of Regina, Tina Doughty with the RCMP in Sundre, AB, and Shane Doughty, Rocky Mt. House, AB. Scotty's descendants also include 16 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Born in Medora, MB on November 20, 1905, Scotty accompanied his parents, Alex and Amanda Doughty the following year to a homestead 50 miles south of Regina in the Pangman and Khedive area. He attended the local country school for eight years. He left school during WWI to assist his father on the farm as there was little farm help available with all the young men away at war. Following their marriage in 1929, he and Pearl farmed a half mile from his parents' farm, NE of Pangman. He was a hard working man who was always open to new farming ideas. He was an excellent cattleman and for many years had a herd of Hereford cattle. For several years during the 1950's and 60's he raised laying hens and did weekly egg deliveries to customers in Regina. He loved to garden and often on an early summer morning he could be found hoeing the potatoes. Scotty retired from farming in 1973 and his grandson, Brett Svedahl, continues with the family farming tradition. Scotty moved to Regina where he enjoyed card playing and bingo. After his second marriage in the early 80's he purchased a home on McAra Street where he was able to return to his love of gardening. The large back yard was converted into garden space full of vegetables, especially tomatoes. He was famous among his family and friends for the variety and number of tomato seedlings he began each year. It was common for him to have 500 little seedlings under "grow-lights" in his basement, each labeled by variety. Anyone who wished could get a dozen, or three or four, of these study young plants. He only kept 144 tomato plants for himself, four of each variety. There was a memorial social to celebrate Scotty's life at the community hall in Khedive on Sunday, April 14.
- Gordon James. On Saturday, September 4, 2010, Gordon Dowkes’ heartfelt wish to go home to heaven was granted. Gordon was born on May 23, 1920, in the south Glen Ewen district of Saskatchewan, the only son of Ambrose and Jessie Dowkes. He attended Kimberley School. As a young person he spent many hours on his horse exploring the ravines adjacent to the Souris River. He often spoke of herding cattle on the hills along the river during the depression years. As he worked with his father on the family farm he developed a keen interest in horses, buying and selling or trading to make matched teams. At age 16 Gordon made a decision that would shape his life. He became a Christian and sought to live out the principles taught in the scriptures. At age 21 he became a student at Millar Memorial Bible Institute, Pambrun, where he took two years of studies. During and following the war years he worked in Regina at Empire Auto. In 1947 Gordon married Elsie Easom. They moved to Gordon’s home community of Glen Ewen where he worked for others while he and Elsie began to develop their own farming operation. In 1954 the family moved to the Edgeworth District, north of Ogema, to farm on the land where Elsie had been raised. True to his roots, Gordon still enjoyed his horses, cattle and goats. Phrases that Elsie often used to describe the "true Gordon" were: "a well matched team decked out with fancy harness and collar tops, a contented herd, a clean summerfallow field, a completed harvest, and a place for everything and everything in its place". He was a man of order and routine even to the time of his passing. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Elsie in December of 2008. He is survived by daughters: Margaret Dowkes of Regina and Norma (Richard) Kirkby of Winnipeg, MB, grandson Cameron Kirkby of Winkler, MB, sister Bernice Douglas of Carnduff, brother-in-law Don (Alvina) Easom of Winnipeg, MB and several nieces and nephews and their families. The family expresses appreciation to Dr. Fong and the staff of the Weyburn Special Care Home for the care they gave to Gordon. The memorial service was held Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, Pastor Doug Loden officiated. Lunch followed. The interment of Gordon and Elsie Dowkes took place at the Ogema Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
- Carol Marie (nee Murray) Drozduik. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Carol Marie Drozduik, late of Weyburn on August 2, 2012, at the age of 65 years. Carol leaves to cherish her memory her mother, June Murray, Swift Current; her husband, John Drozduik, Ogema; daughter, Tammy Hoffart (Regan), Regina, and their children: Tyson, Kodie; son, Sheldon, Regina; son, Rick (Rebecca), Craven, and their children: Ryleigh and Reece; sister, Gloria Murray, Vancouver, BC; brothers: Robin Murray, Powell River, BC; Chris Murray, Calgary, AB and Dennis Murray, Whitehorse, UK. A private family graveside service for Carol was held on Friday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema Cemetery, Ogema.
- Anne Dunn late of Ogema, Sask., passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Reverend Jim Balfour officiating.
- Clair Dunn, the fifth son of six boys born to Egbert and Ethel Dunn, passed away May 1, 2001 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his parents, Egbert and Ethel Dunn, his brothers Gordon and his wife Ora, Lawrence and his wife Vi, Don and his wife Jane, and John Dunn; one sister-in-law, Connie Dunn; and niece, Donna Jane Montgomery. He is survived by his loving wife, Ivy of Yellow Grass; his daughter, Wendy of Yellow Grass; and son Darrell of Calgary, AB; his grandsons: Trevor and Carson Dunn of Calgary; one brother, Fred Dunn of Joplin, MO; sister-in-law, Anna Dunn of Tipton, IN; brothers and sisters-in-law: Leo and Jean Jones, Mac and Doris Johnstone of Yellow Grass; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Clair Leslie Dunn was born September 9, 1915 at Pangman. He was a farmer for many years and enjoyed working with the soil and watching things grow. He also had cattle for years. He was a contract seed grower for the Wheat Pool for several years, planting new varieties of grain that came along. He was a member of the Milestone School Unit for 10 years representing the Yellow Grass school. He was instrumental in building the school gym. Clair was an active member in the church and community. When he retired to town, his farming instinct came back into play with his garden. He spent many hours in it with results that could have fed the town. Clair will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. A family burial took place on Saturday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. in Yellow Grass cemetery. A memorial service was then held at 2:00 p.m. from the Church of Christ in Yellow Grass with Gary Hatt officiating.
- Clifford (Cliff) Milton (March 2, 1928 - August 1, 2015). Cliff passed away peacefully at the Regina Lutheran Home on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born in Ogema but lived in Regina for most of his life. He was predeceased by his companion of many years, Edith Rishefski. Cliff is survived by his son, Kim (Rose Ann); daughter Karen (Glen); grandchildren Karissa, Jason, Dustin, Ryan and Tyler; as well as his extended family Sandy (Jeff) and Sharon (Gary); and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Thank you to the staff of the Regina Lutheran Home for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Regina Humane Society, PO Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7 or the Regina Lutheran Home, 1925 5th Avenue N., Regina SK S4R 7W1. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina SK on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Family Graveside service will be held in Ogema.
- Harold Spence. On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, Harold Spence Dunn passed away at the Bengough Health Centre at the age of 91 years. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Jean Dunn; brother and their spouses: Ralph (Margaret) Dunn and Vic (Elaine) Dunn; parents-in-law, May and Bowyer Bradford; brothers-in-law and their spouses: Fred (Alice) Bradford, Dave Bradford, Frank (Goldie) Bradford and Lloyd Bradford. Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Thelma Dunn of Ogema, and their family of four children: Doreen (Bob) Patterson of Qualicum Beach, BC, Heather (Rob) Kinsman of Edmonton, AB, Brad Dunn of Ogema, and Bernie (Ron) Cruikshank of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Jody (Glenn) Hancock, Wanda and Bejay Patterson, Bowyer Kinsman, Spencer and Alyssa Cruikshank; great granddaughter, Adara Hancock; sister, Ruby (Fred) marsh; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Dunn and Esther Bradford; brother-in-law, Bud (Irene) Bradford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Harold Spence Dunn was born December 19, 1915 at Ogema, the second son of Norman and Jean Dunn. He grew up on the farm in the Key-West area and attended Key West school and Ogema High School. During World War II, Harold was a Private in the army until he received a medical discharge. In July, 1950, Harold married Thelma Bradford. Together they farmed and raised their family at Ogema. Harold was a 4-H Leader, on the rink board and fair board, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 60 years. He was a life time member of Ogema United Church and had served on the church board as well as superintendent and Sunday school teacher. Harold was a self employed farmer and that was his main interest. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, wood working and playing cards with friends. He loved his grandchildren and liked to hear from them as they traveled. Harold will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with Rev. Bonita Chad and Rev. Ella Frank officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery.
- Linda Margaret (nee Pingert), late of Ogema, SK passed away peacefully Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 48 years, Bob Dunn of Ogema, SK; four children, Bill (Lori) Dunn of Ogema, SK, Roxanne (Darin) Wiles of Weyburn, SK, Ryan (Angela) Dunn of Ogema, SK, Mark (Sharyl) Dunn of Lethbridge, AB; mother, Louise Pingert of Ogema, SK; grandchildren, Kalvin and Andrea Dunn, Haley and Paige Wiles, Colter and Ryder Dunn, Luke, Gracie, Peyton and Paisley Dunn; three brothers, Gordon (Ann) Pingert, Peter (Donna) Pingert, Eric (Lynn) Pingert; sister, Pat (Brian) Wiles; sister in law, Helen (Lorne) Johnson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life for Linda will be held on December 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM from Ogema Heritage Hall in Ogema, SK. The family invites all in attendance to join them for a time of fellowship and remembrance immediately following the service. Interment will take place at a later date.
- Margaret Myrtle. On Monday, March 14, 2005, Margaret Myrtle Dunn, late of Pangman, and formerly of Ogema, passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her parents, one brother, one sister and her husband, Ralph in 1991. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Helen (Lorne) Johnson of Saskatoon, and their children: Stacey Johnson, Kelsey (Nicole) Johnson; her son, Robert (Linda) Dunn of Ogema, and their children: Bill (Lori) Dunn, Roxanne (Darin) Wiles, Ryan (Ang) Dunn and Mark (Andrea) Dunn; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Vasey, Toronto, ON; brother-in-law, Harold (Thelma) Dunn, Ogema, and sisters-in-law, Ruby (Fred) Marsh, Castlegar, BC and Dorothy Dunn, Regina. Margaret was born July 14, 1916 in Barrie, ON. She grew up in a family of four siblings, two older and one younger. Her father died when she was seven years old, and her mother took in borders and did sewing to raise her family, giving them a happy childhood. Margaret took her schooling to grade 13 plus obtained her Practical Nursing Diploma. She worked as a practical nurse for a few years. On July 8, 1940 Margaret married Ralph Dunn in Barrie, ON. They moved directly to Saskatchewan to farm on Sec.8 Rge.8 Twp.22 W of 2nd for the next 32 years. She worked on the farm along-side her husband. They then moved into Ogema to their house on Frederick Street where they lived for 29 years. Margaret was active with square dancing for 18 years. She enjoyed doing art work, painting with oils, water colours, etc., and sewing, quilting and knitting. She was a member of the Ogema United Church U.C.W. and the Key West Ladies Circle. Ralph and Margaret loved to travel, they took a bus tour to the Maritimes, trips into the USA and many trips to Ontario to visit family. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in July, 1990. A few years after Ralph's passing, Margaret moved to the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman where she lived for the past four years. Margaret loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by all she knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
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- Dale was born in Regina, son of Wilfred and Lily Edworthy. He spent his childhood in Ogema amongst his father’s and mother’s families. After graduating from Ogema school, he took up a career in accounting in several small towns finally ending up in Regina at the age of 19. He worked for a variety of businesses before joining Frame and Wheel, his employer of more than 20 years. Dale met the love of his life, Corinne, in 1981 whom he married in 2002. Fulfilling a dream in 1985, Dale and Corinne purchased property near White City. Over the next 26 years they took barren wasteland and turned it into an oasis, a home which would become a special place for visits from family and friends. In 1992 Dale became a grandfather, passing on his knowledge and wisdom with great patience to his four grandchildren. A child at heart, he always had time for laughter and horseplay. Dale accepted his diagnosis of Stage IV cancer with dignity and the resolve to fight the battle to cherish every precious moment with those he loved. Dale passed peacefully with his wife and sister Gerri by his side. He was loved and respected as a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, friend and colleague. Dale remains an inspiration to us all and a hero to his grandchildren. Dale was predeceased by stepson John Bouskill (1982), parents Wilfred Edworthy (1994) and Lily Edworthy (1999). He is survived by his wife Corinne Edworthy; stepson Ted (Dawn Lindsay) Bouskill, grandsons Daly and Max; stepdaughter Lorrie (Joe) Deutscher, granddaughter Julianna and grandson Karl; sister Gerri (Richard) Gemmell of New Zealand; nephew Andrew (Tania) Gemmell and children Richie and Greer, niece Danielle Gemmell (Shane Taylor) and children Luca and Lyla Gemmell-Taylor as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service to celebrate Dale’s life was held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Wednesday, September 7 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Lily Edworthy passed away December 21, 1999 at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; sister Ivy and brother George. She is survived by sisters, Elsie Myren and June Hartley of Ogema; sister-in-law, Mamie Greenawalt of Ogema; daughter Geri (Richard) Gemmell of New Zealand and their children: Andrew and Danielle; son Dale (Corinne) Edworthy; and special friends Lady and Buffy of White City; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Lily was raised on the farm south of Ogema as a child, and lived her adult life in the Ogema district. She enjoyed her pets, doing fancy work, country music, and having tea and sweets with family and friends. Mom always had a sense of humour. The last two years she resided in the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman. She passed away peacefully in Weyburn General Hospital. Our special thanks to the caring staff on 2nd east. Funeral service was held Monday, December 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church with Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Allan Gurnesy, Elwyn MacLean, Tom Webb, Al Martin, Ed Greenawalt and Wayne Myren.
- Clifford Russell Elford now rests in the comfort of Heaven. Clifford died in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on Monday, August 16, 1999 at the age of 85 years. Beloved father to Hope (Gerald) Beedle of Kelowna, BC and Stewart (Loretta) of Regina, adored grandfather of Juanita (Johannes) Wehrmann of Saskatoon, brother of Chester (Hazel), Pansy (Clarence) Bien, Ed (Helen), Eva McCutcheon, Ruby Elford, Edna (Arnold) Knutson, Ada (Hugh) McBride, Melvin (Sandra) Jacobs, and uncle and friend to many. Clifford was predeceased by his wife Annie, his parents Russell and Annie, his sister Ruby Olson, brother George and brother-in-law Walter McCutcheon. Clifford, the third son of Russell and Annie Grummett Elford, was born at Pangman, SK July 11, 1914. In 1915 his father filed a homestead in the Horse Creek district. Clifford went to Patriotic and Lark Hill Schools. at an early age he left school and went to work. His conversion to the Lord at a young age would shape the rest of his life and he never lost faith in following that path laid out for him by the Master's hand. Clifford attended winter Bible schools at Ogema and Radville. He did farm work in the Esme district near Vanguard, SK and then went to Kisbey where he met the love of his life, Annie Hugo and they were married March 4, 1940. They moved to Horse Creek where their daughter, Hope, and son Stewart were born. In 1947 they moved back to Kisbey and in 1949 they took over the telephone exchange with Annie running the switchboard and Clifford being the lineman. He also worked for CPR and RM of Brock. Later Clifford drove truck in the oil patch and then worked as a grader operator in various R.M.s: Browning, Hodgeville, McAuley, MB, Lake Alma and finally back to the Brock R.M. before retiring in 1982 to live in Kisbey. Due to Annie's poor health they moved to the Legion Towers in Weyburn. Clifford remained in Weyburn after his beloved wife's death until the middle of this past year when he moved to Moose Jaw and was presently residing at Pioneer Village. Clifford will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him as a gentle man of God, a good samaritan and faithful servant in every community in which he lived. He was a sincere family man who loved and cherished his wife and family. He was a man who deeply believed in his church, which he served faithfully throughout his years. Stewart, Hope and Juanita gratefully acknowledge the daily care and support provided to Clifford by his sisters and brothers, especially during these last months as he struggled with cancer. The funeral service was held on Thursday, August 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Kisbey Recreation Centre with Mr. Dan Wieb and Mr. Russell Ferris officiating. Special chosen hymns were led by Mr. James Willett. Ushers were Mark Elford and Marvin Bandura. Interment followed in the Percy cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews: Mark Elford, Vernon Knutson, Gerald McCutcheon, Rodney Jacobs, Allen Bien and Calvin Elford.
- Burnell. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Burnell Ells, cherished husband of the late Shirley Ells, a wonderful father, grandfather, great- grandfather, uncle and a friend to all that knew him. Burnell passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, February 14, 2015. He was born February 16, 1919 in Ogema, SK. Burnell's life long career of farming started in Ogema. In 1948, Mom and Dad moved to Rouleau where they continued farming, raised their two children Della and Dale while taking in 36 foster children over a span of 12 years. They retired in 1977, built a new home and lived in Rouleau until 2009 when Burnell moved to Wintergreene Estates. There he developed many new friendships. Burnell was a member of the Odd fellows, Sask Wheat Pool, an Elder of the Rouleau Church and Sunday School Superintendent for 10 years. Burnell was also a leader of the 4-H Club, Tyro leader and hockey coach. Carpentry work was one of his interests and he played a large part in the construction of the present Rouleau United Church. Burnell and Shirley loved music, dancing, and travelling. They travelled to many places in Canada, US and Mexico finally spending winters in Arizona and later Victoria. You could always count on Dad to give a helping hand at any time to anyone. Burnell was predeceased by his wife Shirley, sister Eileen Tripple, and brother- in-laws Jimmy (Margarite); Harvey (Hilda); Gordie (Jean); Pete (Eileen); Eddie (Elaine). Left to cherish Dad's memory are his daughter Della (Terry) Anderson, their children Crystal (Stewart) Bosch and Neal (Ruth) Anderson and their sons Cruz and Bayard; son Dale (Paulette) Ells and their children Craig (Camille) Ells, son Travis and daughter Chelsea; Cory (Nicole) Ells, daughters Camryn and Sydney; Lorelei (Darren) Perry, daughter Lauren; sister-in-law Eileen Eden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you to the staff of Wintergreene Estates for making Dad feel so at home. A celebration of life will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm.
- Zeta (nee Rosselini). On Monday, May 8, 2000, Zeta Erickson, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Amulet, SK passed away at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lorenzo Rosellini in 1920 and Elizabeth Rosellini-Smailes in 1957; her husband Axel Erickson in 1975; daughter-in-law, Diane Erickson in 1990; brother, Victor Smailes; half brother, Fred Smailes; and half sister Vera Jesse. Zeta is survived by one son, Fred Erickson of Regina; one granddaughter, Janice (Barrie) Carson of Ft. Macleod, AB; great grandchildren: James Carson and Melissa Carson of Ft. Macleod; two half brothers, Bill (Wilhelmina) Smailes of Weyburn; and Ron Smailes of Calgary, AB; and a half sister, Lila Dahlin of Calgary, AB. A graveside service was held Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from Amulet cemetery, with Pastor Rob Ogilvie officiating. Lunch followed at the Pangman Youth Drop In Centre, Pangman.
- Dorothy Louise (nee McKague) late of Weyburn, Saskatchewan passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the age of 91 years. She was born on May 7, 1919 on the Hedley McKague homestead farm in Norton RM #69. Dorothy took her education in Ogema up to Grade 12 except Grade 9 when she attended school in Cobourg, ON. Following graduation Dorothy went to Normal school from (1936-1937) and later took several University classes called Primary Methods. On December 15, 1944 Dorothy married John W. Evans. Together with their family they celebrated Anniversaries every 5 years from their 25th to their 50th. Dorothy was employed as a teacher at the Wright School Division, Mundie School Norton #69; Hardy, Ellesboro Briercrest, Ogema; Mount Joy, Big Beaver; Ceylon; Weyburn upgrading, Moose Jaw and Briercrest substitute teaching from 1972-1980. She was also involved on the farm and took boarders into her home while living in Ogema. Dorothy’s hobbies involved being a newspaper correspondent in Ogema, Briercrest and Moose Jaw papers; Prairie Pens Writing Group in Moose Jaw; Wheat weaving; letter writing; reading books and magazines. She loved gardening, boating and fishing in Avonlea, lawn bowling and square dancing in Glasnevin and Weyburn; and was a choir member in Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers in Moose Jaw. Dorothy loved to travel and enjoyed trips to the Silver Broom curling in Scotland and Switzerland. She also visited New Zealand, France, Alaska, Holland, Jamaica, Caymen Islands, Wales, Cosumel and other parts of Mexico. She also saw many different parts of Canada and took three different cruises. In her community Dorothy was involved with the Red Cross; the Public Library; Home and School; CGIT leader; Young People’s Group; Business and Professional Women’s Club and Public Speaking. She organized Nifty 50 Curling Club and a scrabble group which achieved National sanctioned status. Dorothy was also involved in the drama club; lawn bowling and Cosmo club scrapbooks, 55 plus games and enjoyed collecting used stamps for Cancer Research. She was also part of the Zone 3 Provincial Summer games; Saskatchewan Senior’s Fitness Assoc. and publicity for Festival of the Word in Moose Jaw. Dorothy was a Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher and was very involved in her church. She was also a camp leader, sang in the church choirs in Ogema, Briercrest and Moose Jaw and an active member of the UCW group in Weyburn and Moose Jaw. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Hedley and Florence McKague and husband, John W. Evans. Dorothy is survived by her children, Janice (Barry) Erno of Pender Island, BC and their children, Shane (Maria) and their children, Hayley, Felicity, Kyya, Devan (Jenny) and their son, Xander; Jim (Darlene) Evans of Rouleau; Doug Evans of Calgary, AB and his children, Holly (Chris) Voros and their children, Keigan and Ayzlin, Jake; brother and sisters, Stuart McKague, Marion Buckler and Margaret Breuer as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 7 at 2:00 PM from Ogema United Church, Ogema with Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating with interment to follow in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, Saskatchewan.
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- Albert Henry. It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Albert Henry Farr on Monday, May 13, 2002 in the Bengough Nursing Home at the age of 78 years. Born November 9, 1923 on the family farm in Ogema. Predeceased by his father Earl, mother Annie, and two brothers Roy and Wes. He is survived by one sister Elsie Fournier, Moose Jaw and one brother Fred in Bengough Nursing Home; two sisters-in-law, Clara of Ogema and Margaret of Texas, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bert enjoyed his life on the family farm and playing his records and tapes. After his brother Wes passed away, the farm was sold and he moved into Ogema. Once he was not able to continue to be on his own because of a long standing disability he has spent the last few years at the Bengough Nursing Home being very well looked after there by the nurses and staff. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will follow at a later date.
- Clarabell "Clara" Florence (nee Thompson). With great sadness, the family of Clara Farr announces her passing on November 11, 2005 at the Bengough Care Home after a lengthy and valiant battle with numerous health problems. Clara was predeceased by her parents: William and Caroline (Boen) Thompson; her son Thomas Farr; sisters: Hazel (Winnie) Souther, Agnes (Alfred) Johnson, Loretta Folk, Carol (Duke) Peterson, Remina (Horatio) Souther; brothers: Edward (Ruth) Thompson, Richard (Alice) Thompson, Howard (Hazel) Thompson and Lloyd Thompson. Clara is survived by her husband Fred Farr, Bengough; her children: Roger Farr, Ogema, Howard Farr (Jackie), Chauvin, AB and Nancy (Myles) Schaefer, Regina; nine grandchildren: Ken (Shelley) Farr, Barbara (Terrence) Beckett, Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr, Alannah, T.J. and Gabrial Farr, Makenzie and Morgan Schaefer; five great grandchildren: Dustin and Danielle Farr, Alex and Margo Beitel and Heather Beckett; two sisters-in-law: Elsie Fournier, Moose Jaw and Margret Farr, Iowa Park, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Clara was born on a farm north of Lake Alma on October 9,1920, the youngest of ten children born to Caroline (Boen) and William Thompson. Caroline passed away when Clara was only two years, two months old leaving Clara to be raised by her father and older siblings. She spent much of her childhood living in different homes of her married brothers and sisters. Clara recalled that as a child, she would ride behind her sisters Carol or Loretta on the horse going to visit neighbors. She would alternate between sitting and standing on the rump of the horse as the neighbors seemed so far away. Clara used to get sent along with her brother Lloyd to fetch the cows on his pinto pony. Lloyd would take a long time unless Clara was along as he badly needed glasses and couldn't see the cows. Clara's brother Ed and his wife Ruth farmed the Thompson homestead for their father. While living on the homestead, Clara and Lloyd went to the Soda Lake School. A couple years later, Clara went to live with her siblings' families in the Ritchie area where she also attended school. While living with Agnes and Nub, Clara was given some clothes for her to wear to her new school, the Alberts Springs School. Sister Hazel sewed two dresses, Agnes gave her socks and underwear, Ed gave her a cap and coat, and Howard gave her a pair of overshoes. Ruth gave her an old doll made out of a stocking. Clara thought she had the world by the tail! Clara was always grateful for the little things she received in her life. Lloyd and Clara also had a real nice ranch of their own. It was made from the empty corn flakes boxes they had cut up for their toys. Clara then moved with Howard and Hazel to a farm near Amulet. In 1929 Clara went to live with Carol and Duke in the USA where she attended the old country school in that area. She also lived with Remina and Horatio. During summer holidays and weekends she herded sheep. There was always work to be done on the farm. Clara walked everywhere she went until a kind man who kept cows in Duke's pasture gave her a horse called Stubby. Clara really loved Stubby but he was traded for a white mule while she was away at school one day. Clara was heartbroken but she was getting used to losing things that meant a lot to her. She learned young that you just had to accept the bad with the good and keep on pluggin'. In 1934 news came that her father had passed away. She was only 13 then and had not seen him since she left Canada in 1929. Hard times and lack of transportation made it impossible to get up to the funeral in time but Clara and her sister Carol came later. Clara then lived with Dick and Alice and moved with them to Manitoba. After a time she moved back to the Ogema and Ritchie area where she worked at various jobs. She was working in the café when she met Fred Farr. They were married September 9, 1940. They lived on the farm two miles east of Ogema until the mid 90's when Fred's poor health had them move to the villa in Ogema, then into their own house in town. In June of this year Clara moved into the Bengough Health Center where Fred was already living. Clara was a very busy lady doing whatever work had to be done. She worked as a store clerk, painted houses, decorated cakes and did house cleaning to earn some extra money. Clara also worked hard around the farm, driving the grain truck, doing chores and then rushing into the house to get a meal on the go. Somewhere in there she managed to become a damn good skip; take in a lot of curling bonspiels throughout Saskatchewan; play ball with the Big Butte Wheat Queens and raise four children; Tom, Roger, Howard and Nancy. Clara was a member of the Sunny South Society and the Birthday Club. Surprisingly she still had spare time in which she liked to do some sewing, quilting, crocheting as well as gardening and canning. When she was sick she would claim to have been "born tired." She was just catching up on some long overdue rest! Clara was never happier than when she had her large extended family around, laughing and playing cards. In 1964, they hosted the first Thompson Reunion on the Farr farm and it still continues on today in different locations each time. Clara's life was not an easy one but she was never one to complain. When there was work to do she would just get at it. She embodied the spirit of good sportsmanship; preferring to lose a close game than win by a mile. As her health deteriorated she gave up many of her passions with the exception of playing cards. She became a big Blue Jays fan and it was a wasted phone call if they were playing when you called. Clara was a very kind, generous and giving person, willing to help anyone out any way she could. She was never judgmental, and always forgiving. She had a great sense of humor, which helped her a great deal when her health started to fade. She loved her family immensely and showered them with the kind of love that she felt she had missed from her mother and did not want her children to miss out on. Clara lived by the philosophy that "It's not what you have in life that counts; it's what you give that makes life worthwhile." And she gave it her all!!! She will remain forever in our hearts. A Service of Remembrance was held on Wednesday November 16, at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema Legion Hall, Ogema with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date. All who attended the Memorial Service for Clara were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Fred Earl Farr, 89, of Ogema, passed away on on January 15, 2006 at the Bengough Health Centre. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Annie Farr; his wife of 65 years, Clara, in November, 2005; his son, Thomas Farr; brothers: Roy, Wesley and Albert Farr. He is survived by his children: Roger Farr, Ogema, Howard Farr (Jackie) Chauvin, AB and Nancy (Myles) Schaefer, Regina; nine grandchildren: Ken (Shelley) Farr, Barbara (Terrence) Beckett, Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr, Alannah, T.J. and Gabrial Farr, Makenzie and Morgan Schaefer; five great grandchildren: Dustin and Danielle Farr, Alex and Margo Beitel and Heather Beckett; his sister, Elsie Fournier, Moose Jaw; a sister-in-law, Margret Farr, Iowa Park, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was born June 20, 1916 at the homestead east of Ogema in a 10x12 foot, tar roof shack. He was the second child of five. Fred, after his retirement, restored the shack to how he remembered it when he was young. Fred loved horses and dogs, always having a dog until they moved into Ogema. Fred was also quite a bronc rider and taught his horse to do tricks. Farming was in Fred's blood and he bought his own farm in 1938. On September 9, 1940, he married Clarabell Thompson of Lake Alma. They were married for 65 years and coincidentally, Fred passed on 65 days after Clara's passing. Fred worked hard at hauling coal with a team of horses and then hauling just about anything for anybody once he bought himself a truck. Moving buildings was his next employment and he bought an outfit from Winnie Souther. He moved buildings for 32 years. After retiring from that, Fred joked he had 30 years of neglect on the farm to clean up. Fred played fiddle and guitar in a band at community dances for several years. Music was an important part of his life and his love of it was passed on to his four children. Fred was always very proud of his family. He found a lot of enjoyment with his grandchildren. Fred was a hard working, honest man who's word was his bond. When faced with a problem he would step back and roll one of his infamous funnel shaped cigarettes and assess the situation or pull out his pack of smokes to draw a diagram on the package. He was very methodical in his planning. After his retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in his garage restoring antiques and whistling to old time dance music. He loved the farm and was very saddened to have to move into town when his health failed. Although our old cowboy will be sadly missed, we are comforted knowing he is at home with family and friends that passed on before him and his pain and suffering is no more. Many, many thanks to Dr.Wong and the staff at the BHC for the wonderful care, given to Dad over the past five years plus. We appreciate the patience, the good-natured teasing, and the affection shown to Dad and although he did not always show it, we know he appreciated it too! A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema Legion Hall, with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole Officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
- Thomas Laverne Farr of Saskatoon passed away at St. Paul's Hospital on May 4, 2000. Tom was predeceased by his grandparents, Annie and Earl Farr of Ogema and William and Caroline Thompson of Lake Alma. As well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom is survived by his son Ken (Shelley), grandchildren, Dustin, Danielle of Kelowna, BC. Parents Fred and Clara Farr of Ogema, siblings Roger and Howard Farr of Ogema, and Nancy (Myles) Schaefer of Saskatoon and several nieces and nephews. Tom grew up on his parents' farm near Ogema and took his schooling there. he apprenticed in auto body with his uncle, Roy Farr in Fairview, Montana and finished his training at S.T.I. in Moose Jaw. In 1965 Yom married Connie Potts from Weyburn and they lived there for several years while Tom worked for Barber Motors and Trio Auto Body. Their son Kenneth Murray was born in 1968. They later moved to Calgary where Tom remained until 1996, Tom and Connie later divorced. While in Calgary, Tom worked in auto body and then for the City of Calgary. One of his greatest achievements was being chosen out of the top ten auto body men in Calgary to paint a Rolls Royce the Queen rode in while visiting Calgary. Tom was always very active even though his diabetes took the sight of his right eye. His pride and joy was his canary yellow Corvette and speedboat. Treasure hunting with his metal detector and flea marketing were other passions of Tom's. Elvis had a lasting effect on Tom; he was a life long fan. Tom played bass for the Varitones in his earlier years and music continued to be an important part of his life. Tom's last years were spent living in the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saska-toon, when a stroke restricted his ability to communicate and get around. He found great joy in his visits with his two-year-old niece Makenzie, watching her grow. Tom loved to have company and still managed to keep his sense of humor throughout his ordeal of failing health. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with inurnment at Ogema cemetery. Rev. Linda Harrison officiated.
- Anne Marie (nee Kaip). On Sunday, March 2, 2008, Anne Marie Fellner, of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, Alfred Fellner; her parents, August and Katherine Kaip; five brothers and their wives: John (Katie), Lorenz (Anne), Peter (Eva), Max (Anne), and Joe (Dorothy) Kaip; one sister and her husband, Katie (John) Fellner; two brothers-in-law: Fred (Tess) Fellner and Mel Fellner; and one sister-in-law and her husband, Rosina (Peter) Kesslering. Anne will be lovingly remembered by her four daughters: Linda (Brad) Pingert of Pangman; Arlene (David) Mallory of Brockville, ON; Delores (Murray) Silljer of Outlook; and Colleen (Gord) Gallinger of Weyburn; grandchildren: Dawn (Pat) Boyd, Bonnie (John) Moleski, Amanda (Blair) Bendickson, Reese Pingert, Brandon and Brooke Mallory, Boe Silljer, Bobbie-Lynne (Craig) Wagner and Megan Silljer; great grandchildren: Madelyn Boyd, Chance Moleski, Ellie and Samuel Bendickson and one on the way; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Anne Marie Kaip was born on December 16, 1925 on the family farm four miles south and west of Khedive. She was the youngest of seven children born to August and Katherine Kaip. She attended school in Khedive, completing grade 10. She loved playing ball, singing, school concerts and of course dancing. Anne enjoyed school, even taking French. Upon leaving school, she worked for a couple at Ceylon. She then moved home and lived in Khedive during the winter and went out to the farm in the summer with uncle Joe. On February 27, 1946, Anne married Alfred Fellner at Khedive. They farmed west of Khedive and Anne kept busy helping Alf with the milking, taking meals to the field, hauling grain in harvest as well as canning fruit, vegetables and sausage, and taking care of four children and the house. Her greatest joy was her family and she looked forward to visits from them, including her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and friends. She was always making coffee and feeding people. Anne liked to travel and go for a drive on Sunday afternoons looking at crops or just the countryside. She traveled to Toronto as a young woman and she and Alf went to Hawaii in 1976 and made many trips to Ontario. She was a sharp dresser and loved shopping. Her love of music, singing and dancing led to her arranging trips to Craven, Watrous, Plentywood and every Polka Fest that time and energy would allow. She was active in the community, volunteering her time for Meals on Wheels, the Altar Society, the Old Timers Dance committee, was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed bowling. As a member of the Mall Walkers Club, one winter she walked enough miles to get to North Battleford. She was also a member of the Tatagwa Walking Club. Anne was Provincial Queen of the Tops Association and was honored at a banquet in Saskatoon, and she was a former member of the Pioneers Dance Band. She had a battle with cancer in 1974 but with treatment, she remained cancer free until recently. In 2000, Alf passed away and she had to learn to live on her own with the help of her family and friends she carved a new life for herself. A severe stroke left her paralyzed on the left side, but she battled back with a faith and determination that was inspirational to all who knew her. Not only did she walk again, she danced. She was a woman of grace, courage, beauty and faith, and the life lessons she taught will remain with her family forever. Prayers were said Wednesday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Fr. Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment followed in Khedive Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Pat Boyd, John Moleski, Blair Bendickson, Reese Pingert, Boe Silljer and Carl Fellner.
- Frank. On Monday, January 24, 2000, Frank Fellner, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Maria Fellner; three sisters: Marie Teresia, Annie and Clara; two brothers: Andrew and Max; three brothers-in-law: Sid Pingert, Fred Silljer and Nick Silljer; two sisters-in-law: Bessie Fellner and Mary Fellner; grandson, Tanner Zastrow and son-in-law, Brad Zastrow. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Myriel of Weyburn, and his daughter, Pam Zastrow of Weyburn; grandchildren: Brendan and Nicole Zastrow; two brothers: Joe (Mary) Fellner of Ohaton, AB, and Peter (Barb) Fellner of Weyburn; four sisters: Barb Pingert of Khedive; Kay Silljer of Pangman; Mary Silljer of Regina; and Terry Fellner of New Westminster, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was born March 2, 1913 at Trossachs. In 1918 the family moved from Trossachs to Khedive when he was five years old. He lived with his large family on their farm south of Khedive, and went to school in Khedive until grade 8, and then as school was not for him, he quit to go trapping and he also helped on the family farm. He married Myriel Colbow on November 12, 1948 in Regina. He purchased his own farm land in 1949 and he and Myriel lived right in the town of Khedive. Their daughter Pam was born September 15, 1959. Frank was very interested in sports all his life. He played baseball and hockey when he was younger. He was a curler and he loved to attend Rider football games in Regina. In his retirement years, he took up golfing. Gardening in the summer was his real love. He loved to work with the soil. He loved farming and you could tell because his fields hardly ever had a weed growing. He also loved to play cards and go fishing with his friends. They went every spring and fall on a fishing trip up to northern Saskatchewan. Frank was secretary for the Khedive curling club for a few years, and was always there to lend a hand if anyone needed it. Pam's marriage to Brad Zastrow on September 24, 1988 meant he finally had a son. When his grandson, Brendan was born, it was a very proud day. Because of his Alzheimer disease, he didn't understand when granddaughter, Nicole was born, but really enjoyed when she went to visit him in SVRCC. Frank lived at Khedive all his life. In 1995, because of his Alzheimer's disease, he became a resident to Souris Valley Regional Care Center, where he remained until his passing. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Marilyn Anderson Corkum officiating minister. Interment followed in Khedive Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Joe Fellner, Brad Pingert, Larry Fellner, Allan Hancock, Glenn Lillejord and Murray Silljer.
- Mary (nee Mack) March 10, 1926 August 5, 2009. On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, Mary Fellner, late of Regina, passed away peacefully at the William Booth Special Care Home surrounded by her family at the age of 83 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents Michael and Elizabeth; husband Nick; brothers Mike, John, and Rudolph; sisters Katherine (Jake) Balzer, Amelia (Frank) Anwender; and sister-in-law Mary (Adam) Barth. She is survived by her sons Nick (Joanne), Dennis, Bob (Elaine), and Gerald (Norma); her grandchildren Nicole Fellner, Janine (Travis) Taylor, Ryan (Christal) Fellner, Bryan (Colleen Grad) Fellner, Annette (Dave Burr) Fellner, Karla (Kirby Lambert) Fellner, Kim (Jeff Halliday) Fellner, and Luke Fellner; her great-grandchildren Christen, Chelby, Chaelyn Guckert, Jagden Taylor, Eric Fellner, Reece and Ryleigh Burr; her sister Agnes (Gerald) Seipp; brothers Joe (Marion) Mack, Tony (Mamie) Mack; and sister-in-law Elsie Mantyka; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Minton. She married Nick Fellner on June 19, 1944 in Pangman where they farmed and raised four sons. They moved to Regina in 1961. Mary worked as a housekeeper at the General Hospital for a number of years. She always planted a big garden and a lot of flowers. She was an excellent cook and baker. Nick passed away in 1990. Mary continued to be active in her community; she enjoyed dancing and singing, especially polkas and old-time music. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at William Booth for their kindness and compassion. Funeral Service was held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
- Richard Philip. On Tuesday, August 21, 2007, Richard Philip Fellner of Pangman, passed away at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Katherine Fellner; sisters, Adele Forsythe and Dorothy Kaip; a niece, Janet Forsythe; brothers-in-law, Albert Forsythe and Joe Kaip and a sister-in-law, Beverley Fellner. Rick will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marlene Fellner of Pangman, and their family, six children: Jocelyn Fradette of Vulcan, AB, Andrew (Lynn) Fradette of Regina, Teresa Fradette of Midale, Elaine (Rick) Panko of Pontex, Jim (Kathy) Fradette of Innisfail, AB, and Lisa (Daryl) Lillejord of Pangman; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Jean) Fellner and Al Fellner; sisters, Trudy Fellner, Marlene (Walter) Stanek and Kathy Fellner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Richard Phillip Fellner was born at Pangman, on August 31, 1942. He was raised on the farm north of Khedive. Grade one was taken in Khedive and grade two at Fordyre, a one room school. He then continued grade three to grade eleven in Khedive. He worked for the Department of Highways for a few years, then started farming. He played little league ball and continued to play until his forties. He curled at the Tartan Curling Club in Regina. He liked to bonspiel and went to Nelson, B.C. for the summer spiel for many years. Marlene and Rick took Old Time Dancing classes. They also enjoyed gardening together. Rick was an altar server when young, and later after marriage took part in the Mass service and drove Father Brian Meredith because of Father's poor eyesight. He served on the Church Board for a few years and he helped out in all special events the church sponsored. Rick lived in Khedive in summer and moved to Regina during the winter until he married Marlene on October 12, 1986 in Ceylon Catholic Church. Rick and Marlene resided in Pangman until his death. Rick loved playing with his niece and nephews and was always interested in what they were doing and always proud of their accomplishments. When he married and acquired grandchildren, he loved them dearly and could be found playing hide and seek and other games. He was always there for his grandchildren in good times or bad. He'll be missed by them. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman, with Father Francis Kurisinkal officiating. Interment to follow in Pangman Cemetery.
- Thersia "Tess" Rosella (nee Pingert) of Khedive, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2007. She was predeceased by her parents Sebastian and Rosella Pingert; her husband Fred Fellner; grandson James Mann; brothers: Frank and Syd Pingert, brothers-in-law: Peter Kesslering, Alfred Fellner, Mel Fellner, sisters-in-law: Rosina Kesslering and Anna Pingert. She is survived by her children: Harlan (Debbie) Fellner, Weyburn and family: Deanna (Steve) Martin and their children, Natalie and Kyle, Shawn (Lisa) Fellner and their children, Drew, Hayley and Paige; Reg (Nila) Fellner, Weyburn and family: Chad Fellner and his children, Willow, Vanessa and Skylar, Rodney Fellner, Cole (Rhonda) Fellner and their children, Kellie and Tia; Mervyn Fellner, Pangman; Debbie (Wes) Mann, Midale and family: Laird Mann, Theresia (Grant) Haus and their sons, Alex, Ryan and Garrett; Rhonda (Brian) Clews, Regina and family; Krystal and Holly: Melody (Wade) Miller, Camrose, AB and family Kelsey, Zachary and Landon; Troy Fellner of Regina; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Ed (Amelia) Fellner, Annie Fellner and Barbara Pingert as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tess was born on a farm near Amulet, on October 12, 1928. In 1937, the Pingert family moved to the Khedive district. On November 12, 1946, Tess married Fred Fellner and continued to live in the Khedive area. Tess was the wife of a framer, she was a hard worker and did many of the farm chores. She also worked at the Oasis and drove school bus for several years. She always had a huge garden and canned many fruits and vegetables for the long winters. She was a great cook and enjoyed having family and friends in for special occasions. She was an accomplished seamstress and mender. She loved to knit right up until the time of her passing. She enjoyed quilting in Khedive with the ladies. Tess was also an avid sports fan watching all types of sporting events. Tess enjoyed people; visiting, playing cards and dancing. She bowled in Parry for many years. She was a past member of the Khedive Recreation Board and was a current member of the Pangman CWL. Tess enjoyed participating in social activities and she enjoyed her friends and family. She was a very devoted and caring person. She was an important part of our lives and will be missed dearly. Graveside service was held on Monday September 17 at 2 p.m. at the Pangman Cemetery, with Father Prince Kurisinkal officiating. The ladies of the CWL were honorary guard. Lunch followed at the Khedive Recreation Center served by the Pangman CWL.
- Elizabeth (nee Bush). On June 19, 2001, Elizabeth Fish, age 104, passed away at the Bengough Health Centre, Bengough. Elizabeth Louisa Sophia was born February 9, 1897 at Princeville Twp., Peoria Co., Ill, USA to Charles Andrew and Susanna Beatrice (Klinck) Bush. She came to Yellow Grass, Sask., with her parents in 1906. They came to the Dirt Hills area, later Strathmore, S.D. and then Key West, S.D. #2030, which her father helped build in 1908. His land was later included in the Adell S.D. to help build it. Elizabeth was the fourth child in a family of eight. On December 25, 1920, she married Donald Fish at her parents' home at SW 14-8-23-W2nd. They lived on and farmed his homestead in Key West S.D. on SE 29-8-22-W2nd. They then moved into Ogema, Sask., where they operated the Ogema Rural Telephone Co switchboard and line repair for several years. Elizabeth and Donald were the parents of three children, two sons and one daughter. They moved to Regina for a few years and then to Royal Oak, Vancouver Island, B.C., where they purchased a small acreage and produced vegetables and fruits for sale. They also resided for a while at Quadra St., Victoria, B.C. After Donald's death in 1972, Elizabeth returned to Ogema, where she lived until her health failed. She resided at the Pioneer Nursing home, Bengough. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Donald, son Earl, sisters Jenny Grainger, Ethel Langrish, and Velma Coubrough; brothers George, Edgar, and Daniel (in infancy), Elizabeth is survived by daughter Edna (Dwight) Morrison of Bengough, and son Donald (Joyce) Fish of Qualicum Beach, B.C., daughter-in-law Emma Fish of Edmonton; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, one sister Violet Rose of Regina and sister-in-law Jane Bush as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held at the Ogema United Church, Ogema, Sask., on Saturday, June 23rd, 2001, at 2:00 P.M. The Reverend Mary Elford officiating. The Urn bearer was Don Fish. The eulogy was given by Kay Gurskey. The Ogema United Church choir was accompanied by the organist, Blaine Morrison. Interment to follow at Royal Oak Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.
- Orlen. On July 18, 2003, Orlen Fisher, lifelong farmer of the Pangman district, passed away peacefully at the Radville Marion Health Centre at the age of 89 years. The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pangman Recreation Centre with The Rev. David Peebles officiating. A very special family tribute to Orlen's life was given by his great niece, Sherry Gartner. Interment followed in the Pangman cemetery. Pallbearers were great and great-great nieces and nephews: William Fisher, Sherry Gartner, Orlen Fisher, Timothy Strauch, Amber Strauch, Katlin Fisher, Tyler Gartner, Justin Gartner and Brandy Gartner. Orlen Emory Fisher, son of Sylvester and Ellen Fisher, was born on June 29, 1914 on the family farm at Pangman. He attended Wild Rose School and then remained on the farm. Orlen's life was farming. After his father passed away in 1948, Orlen accepted the responsibility of caring for his mother and the farm. He was always up on the latest farming practices, he loved experimenting and trying new things and was always planning for next year. Orlen was dedicated to John Deere equipment and his Black Angus cattle. He loved working on the land and feeding his cattle. He was still actively farming, and seeded most of his crop this spring himself. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, when help was needed. Orlen enjoyed branding time, working with his neighbors and friends. One of his favorite winter past times was working with leather. He made saddles, bridles, carved belts and wallets which he gave as gifts to family and friends. He was self taught, learning from reading and experiences from his leather work. He was always willing to share what he knew and help others to learn as well. He enjoyed coming to town for a meal and having coffee with friends. Although often quiet and shy when in a group, Orlen was an attentive listener and enjoyed all current news and other topics of discussion. He didn't waste a word and never missed a thing. He was an avid reader and had great practical knowledge of crops, farming and animals. In these past years he battled his cancer with a quiet courage, continuing to do his work and at 89 years of age, was still looking forward to next year. Orlen was very close to his family and he was dearly loved and respected by his nieces and nephews. They enjoyed his wisdom, sense of humor and friendship. He will be deeply missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Sylvester and Ellen, brother Ted (W.E. Fisher) and sister-in-law Naomi Fisher. Orlen will be sadly missed by his nephew Fred (June) of Pangman, and their family: William (Sandra) Fisher and son Katlin, Sherry (Don) Gartner and their children Justin, Tyler and Brandy, and Orlen G. Fisher; also by his niece Margaret (Harold) Strauch and their children Tim (fiance Shauna) and Amber of Shamrock, and numerous other relatives, friends and neighbors.
- Howard Edward Fohr, late of Glasnevin (Ogema), passed away at the Regina General Hospital on October 26, 2007. Howard was born August 4, 1925 at Horizon. While growing up on his parents' homestead, he found his vocation as a farmer and considered it a privilege to work the soil for over 60 years. He was passionate about caring for the land, his family, community and country. A devoted husband and father, Howard is survived by his beloved wife Mary (Frey), daughter Catherine Wheeler of Weyburn, SK; sons David (Connie) of Lloydminster, AB and Howard (Veronique) of Ottawa, ON; grandsons James and Daniel Wheeler, Philippe and Paul Fohr; granddaughters Jennifer, Samantha, Erin and Cecilia Fohr; brother Joseph (Darlene) Fohr of Regina and sister Joan Ehrmantraut of Regina; brothers-in-law Fred Frey of Regina, Frank Frey of Penticton, BC, Gerry (Catherine) Frey of Ottawa, ON, Fr. Joseph Frey of Kenosee Lake, Ralph (Olivia) Frey of Wainwright, AB, Michael (Delphine) Frey of Winnipeg, MB and James (Charmaine) Frey of Regina; also sisters-in-law Clara Schulz of Regina, Sister Theresa Frey of Toronto, ON, Anna (Anthony) Jaworski of Winnipeg, MB, Helen (John) Schmalz of Regina, Loretta Bouchard of Kelowna, BC, and many nieces and nephews. Howard was predeceased by his parents Otto and Barbara (Klemenz) Fohr, brothers-in-law Raphael Ehrmantraut, Nicodemus Frey and Marvin Schulz, as well as sisters-in-law Mary Frey, Bertha Frey and Helen Hoffman. Prayers were held on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, October 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Child R.C. Church, Regina. Everyone is invited to join with the family immediately following the mass in a time of fellowship in the church hall. Interment followed in Riverside Memorial Park. Regina at 2:00 p.m.
- George. On August 18, 2007 George Ford of Regina, formerly of Grand Coulee passed away at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Martha; six brothers; three sisters and son-in-law Ed McEachern. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Ida; ten children Pat (Lorna), Gloria (Ken) McLaughlin, Debbie (Dave) Spooner, Carole, Susan (Terry) Lolacher, Linda McEachern, Nancy (John) Lambert, Kelly (Shelley), Tom (Aida) and Theresa; 24 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; two brothers Leo (Barb) and Keith (Marlene); brothers-in-law Roy Chuckry and Bud Minnick. George was raised on the family farm near Pangman. During WWII, he followed his older brothers to Ontario and attempted to join the army. Being too young, he spent time in Northern Ontario where he instead joined the CPR. He returned to Saskatchewan in 1946 and worked for the railway for the next 40 years. He married Ida in 1950 and they were blessed with ten children. George took an interest in Regina Little Theatre, acting in, and promoting 'The Trial of Louis Riel'. He acquired his ham radio operator's license on his first attempt and spent many years volunteering with the Emergency Measures Organization as well as coordinating the Snowbird Network in Arizona. One of his biggest pleasures was singing. He spent over 20 years as a member of the Regina Male Voice Choir. After retirement, George and Ida summered in Grand Coulee and spent winters in Mesa, Arizona. His greatest joy was his family; he was their biggest fan, supporting them in all their activities. A Servie of Remembrance was held Thursday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina. Interment took place in the Pangman Cemetery.
- Dorothy Isabel (nee Webb) Burns died peacefully on June 3, 2013 at the Radville Marian Centre at the age of 93. Dorothy was born at Cedoux to William and Florence [Barney] Webb on October 27, 1919. She was predeceased by her parents William and Florence, her first husband Scott Burns and her second husband Fritz Frank, her daughter Judith Horley and her son Grant, one brother Daniel, sisters Marjorie, Eileen and Kathleen. She leaves to celebrate her life her daughters: Helen [Murray] Brown of Gainesville Florida; Jean [Rose] Frank of Aliso Viejo, California; daughter-in-law Laurie Frank of Anglemont, BC; son-in-law Lyle Horley of Calgary, Alberta; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; brothers David Webb; Walter Webb; Ernest Webb and Thomas Webb; sisters, Jennie Nelson, May Dowell as well as numerous relatives. Dorothy grew up on the farm near Amulet and attended Egypt Valley School. She was the first born into a family of 11, six brothers and five sisters. Dorothy was a caring sister, making sure that her siblings were taken care of when their mother was busy helping with the farm chores. Dorothy worked for different families in the community before marrying Scott Burns in 1943 and they lived on the Burns family farm northwest of Ogema. In 1946 Scott died leaving Dorothy with two small children, Helen and Judith living on the farm. In 1947 Dorothy married Fritz Frank who had returned to the farm as manager for Dorothy. In 1948, Fritz and Dorothy spent the winter in Ogema and they eventually purchased the Massey Harris dealership from Ernest Crispin. This is where they spent many busy years raising four children and increasing the business so that it expanded into a multi dealership with an automobile franchise. They moved to Kelowna, BC in 1975 when Fritz suffered a stroke. Dorothy resided in Kelowna following the death of her second husband before moving to Kamloops to be close to her only son Grant and his wife Laurie. Dorothy moved back to Saskatchewan to stay in 2008 where she lived in Ogema until she moved to the Pangman Care Home. Dorothy was very active within the Ogema community: a life member of the Ogema Legion Branch # 67; a Rebekah, a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church as well as numerous other organizations. She was a very talented seamstress, knitter, and she enjoyed doing petti-point and embroidery. A private family service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ogema on Friday, June 7 with the Reverend Isabella Frank officiating. Interment took place on Saturday, June 8 at the Weyburn Memorial Gardens. A service of thanksgiving and celebration will be held in Ogema on Friday, July 7, at the Ogema Regional Park complex.
- Eloise (nee Charlton), late of Weyburn, and formerly of Khedive, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Eloise was predeceased by her husband John, son Bob. Brothers: Henry (Florence), Art. Sisters: Elsie (Cliff), Madge (Walter), Nel (Errett), Emily (Lloyd), Florrie. Special nieces: Edith (Jim) and Florence (Mark). Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lena (Belton) Vogeli, Nick (Mary), Joe and Peter Froh. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Margaret. Sons: Garth (Carol), Les (Brenda), Bruce. Grandchildren Hayley (Lynlee), Tia (Curtis), Todd, Dallas (Jamie), Jonathan, Nancy, Tye, Chance; Tanya (Jon) & Ian along with their mother Bev. Great grandchildren: Brodyn, Skylar, Nolan, Jory, Avarie, and Zayne. Sisters-in-law; Grace Charlton, Olga and Evelyn Froh and many nieces and nephews. Eloise was born on a farm at Milestone; the youngest of eight children of Arthur and Frances Charlton. Her father died when she was only 7 years old. After his death, Eloise spent a lot of time under the mentoring of her brother Henry, and sisters Elsie and Nel. She always felt very close to these three siblings and their families. Upon finishing school, Eloise attended Normal School in 1937-1938 where she received her interim teaching certificate. In the following years, Eloise attended summer school during the holidays, and took University courses by correspondence to obtain her permanent teaching certificate. Eloise taught at two rural schools: Emerald Hill and Weardale. In January of 1942, Eloise moved to Khedive to teach elementary school. In December of 1943, she married John Froh and started housekeeping and lived as a farmer's wife. They had four sons together. Eloise did some sub-teaching after she married, but never took up teaching permanently. Eloise always had a large garden and loved her flowers. She was a great cook! All of her boys and her grandchildren have their recipe favorites of hers. While her boys were growing up, Eloise was active in the community through school boards, hospital boards and UCW. She loved reading, listening to old time music and quilting with the Khedive ladies. In latter years, she slowly lost her vision due to macular degeneration. In 2007 she moved from her home where she had lived for over 50 years to Weyburn. Eloise was a woman of very strong character and strength. She beat cancer not only once, but twice and fought her loss of vision. Eloise always carried on with determination; never complaining or feeling sorry for herself. At her request there was no funeral service. A gathering to celebrate her life was held on Saturday, January 9 at the Khedive Rec. Centre.
- John Max Froh passed away peacefully on May 1, 2002 at the Radville Marion Home at the age of 84. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Eloise. John is survived by his brother, Joe (Olga) Froh of Regina; sister, Lena Vogeli of Wetaskiwin, AB; sons: Garth (Carol) Froh of Weyburn; Les (Brenda) Froh of Khedive; Bruce (Beverly) Froh of Deboldt, AB; daughter-in-law, Margaret Froh of Khedive; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Froh of Khedive and Grace Charlton of Milestone; grandchildren: Haley (Lynlee), Todd, Jonathan, Nancy, Tia (Mike), Dallas (Jamie), Tanya (Joel), Ian, Tye, Chance; and many special nieces, nephews and close friends. John was predeceased by his parents: Peter and Anna Froh; brothers Nick and Peter Froh and two infant siblings; sister-in-law, Mary Froh; brother-in-law, Belton Vogeli and one son, Bob Froh (1994). John will be remembered first and foremost as a very caring father, husband and grandpa and friend. He would do anything to help anyone out, whether it was working in the field, helping his grandsons with their welding or fixing just about anything. He will also be well remembered for his many inventions such as the "Sickle Master," steam genny, post press and of course the "tree trimmer." John was born the second child of Peter and Anna Froh on September 7, 1917. He was raised in Khedive and continued to live there all of his life. On December 22, 1943 he married Eloise Charlton. They lived on the Froh homestead until 1946 when they moved to their current home in the town of Khedive. Together they raised four sons: Robert John (1945), Garth Leroy (1946), Leslie Graham (1952) and Arthur Bruce (1953). As we have all seen, John's passion for farming, cattle, horses, machinery and good friends has been passed on to each of his boys. John worked many jobs over the years. After farming with his dad he worked as a crusher operator for Traves Construction and owned the Oliver Agency in Khedive. He custom combined in the 1940's and 60's. When power came to the Khedive area, John wired the surrounding villages and farms. He had the first welder in the area and did welding for many of his neighbors. In the late 1950's John started "Prairie Stock Farm - Polled Hereford," which he continued to build along with his sons. Eventually, he developed another business known as "Prairie Sickle and Machine." His involvement in the community included hauling lumber for the Khedive Curling Rink and serving on the town council, R.M. of Norton and school board. John enjoyed many hobbies which kept him busy (and out of trouble) during his retirement years. Some of these hobbies included: fishing, (especially ice fishing), hunting, reading western novels and inventing. He loved the sport of curling. In his younger years he enjoyed playing the sport, but was never too keen on the sweeping part of it. He and Eloise enjoyed watching the many curling events on TV. Of course, to fully enjoy these television programs, they needed to watch them together, as Eloise can't see and John was hard of hearing. In his retirement, John grew to love the sport of golfing. He even set up a special practice area in his back yard. Every Sunday, John would pack up his clubs and head to the Radville course. He also participated in many of the tournaments in the area, and even ended up with a few trophies and prizes. John was one who took great pride in his family. At family gatherings and at his shop, he always kept his family and friends entertained with his stories of past excursions. John's 'booming' voice, stubbornness, smile and big heart will be dearly missed by all who knew him well. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Khedive Cemetery, Khedive, with Gary W. Goran officiating minister. All those in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Hayley, Tia, Todd, Dallas, Jonathan, Nancy, Tye and Chance Froh. Lunch followed at the Khedive Hall.
- Joseph Nicholas Froh, late of Regina, and formerly of Pangman, passed away at the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital on Sunday, August 3, 2003, with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife and best friend of 57 years Olga. Dad leaves to mourn his daughters Judy (Michael) Keyser of Redwood Meadows, AB; Connie (Curtis) Gurskey of Regina; and son Donald (Lois) of Woodlawn, ON; eight grandchildren: Shauna (Craig) Ruff, Andrea (Jason) Dick, Christa and Shane Keyser, David Froh, Jennifer (Grant) Richardson, Cori (Mike) Hanas, Tyler Gurskey; and six great grandchildren: Janae, Dannica, Evan, Joelle, Conner, and Zachary; sister Lena of Wetaskiwin, AB; sisters-in-law Eloise and Evelyn, both of Khedive; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Anna, parents-in-law Donnie and Chris Lillejord; brothers John, Nick, Peter and two infant brothers; sister-in-law Mary Froh. A memorial service was held at Good Shephard Lutheran Church, 3825 Hillsdale St., Regina, on Thursday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Rosnau officiating. Many thanks to all the doctors, nurses and health care professionals who cared for Joe these past seven months. A special thank you to the palliative care staff for making Joe and his family comfortable these last few days.
- Peter Joseph Froh, born September 8, 1925 on the family farm adjacent to the Village of Khedive, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, on June 28, 2001 in Radville at Radville marian Health Centre, at the age of 75 years. Peter will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 54 years and caregiver, Evelyn of Khedive; his son, Glenn of Guelph, ON; his grandchildren: Michael and Leyna and their mother, Bonnie Lillijord of Weyburn; sister, Lena Vogeli of Wetaskawin, AB; two brothers: John (Eloise) Froh of Khedive and Joe (Olga) Froh of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many great life-long friends. Peter is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anna Froh, two infant brothers, brother Nick and sister-in-law Mary. Peter Froh was a dedicated agriculturalist who took great pride in farming and doing it well. He was a keen sportman who avidly enjoyed baseball, curling, golf and was an unswerving fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Peter will be greatly missed in the Khedive and Pangman communities where he generously contributed his time and talents. Prayers were said Sunday, July 1, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. from the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 2, 2001 at the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman at 11:00 a.m. with Father B. Meredith Celebrant. Interment followed at the Khedive Cemetary. Active Pallbearers were Wayne Froh, Les Froh, Curt Gursky, Todd Kaufmann, Dale Kaufmann and Bill Kaufmann, Jr. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and the Radville Marian Health Centre for their compassionate care.
- Helen Eva (nee Schenher) of Weyburn, SK, born March 1, 1933, at Ogema, SK passed away peacefully on Friday March 16th, 2012 at Regina General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband John, her parents Michael and Margaret Schenher, stepmother Theresa, stepsister Martha Schoenborn, sisters Caroline Schenher and Irene McLellan, brother Michael Schenher, sister-in-law Vivian Schenher, brothers-in-law Earl Johnson and Jack Seis. Survived by her children Darrell (Linda), Northfield Ohio, his sonís Tanner (friend Nikki), Brendan; Donald (Lisa) Surrey, B.C. and children Anthony (friend Jen), Melissa, Tylynn; Dwayne (Christine) Fort McMurray, Alberta, his son Brent, and great-granddaughter Bethany; Darren (Aileen) Aldergrove B.C. son David; Danita (Jeff) Royal Edmonton, Alberta and family Samantha, Avalon, Teegan, Nathan. Brothers and sisters, Fran (Joe) Ortman, Catherine Seis, Margaret Johnson, Agnes Cornea, Ernie Schenher (friend Ileen), and Ed (Rose) Schenher, sister-in-law, Rosemary Schenher, brother-in-law John McLellan, plus numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Prayers on Thursday, March 22nd, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass on Friday, March 23rd, 10:30 a.m. both at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Weyburn.
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- Lawrence Thomas passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 14th, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Lawrence was born July 11, 1929 on 27-07-22 W2 to Thomas and Teressia Gamble (nee Lockhart). Predeceased by his parents, his first wife Ida (nee Kuss); his eldest sister Elizabeth (Beth) and brother-in-law Harry Warren of Qualicum Beach, B.C. Laurie is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Norine (nee Sipes); her family Lynnette Robins (Greg Peter), and Michelle Shiels (Lorne); grandsons Brandon (Lorissa) and Kyle Robins; granddaughters Claudia and Rachel Shiels; great-grandsons Oliver and Trypp; his sister Jean Tice of Toronto and extended family members from the Gamble, Kuss, and Sipes families. Funeral Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating. A Memorial Service and interment will take place at Ogema, Sask. in the spring of 2013.
- Arthur George, late of Ogema, formerly of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the age of 80 years. Art was born on August 26, 1920 at Ogema. He was predeceased by his father, Gordon, and mother, Mary; first wife, Vera; brothers, Arnold and Ellis. Art is survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters: Judy Wright, grandchildren: Jessica and Ken Wright of Victoria, BC; Helen (Douglas) Riecken of Sussex, NB, grandchildren: David and Michael Riecken; one son, Murray George, grandchildren: Kristine and Garrett George of Wawanesa, MB; sister, Helen Clark and numerous nieces and nephews. Art will be sadly missed by all of Margaret's family, especially the younger grandchildren who knew and loved Art as their Grandpa. A celebration of life was held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. The eulogy was given by his nephew, Robert George. The family wishes to express their gratitude for your many acts of kindness evident in thought and deed and for your attendance at the service. Following the service, everyone was invited to further share this day, with family and friends, at a lunch in the Ogema United Church, lower hall.
- Charlotte, late of Pangman, Sask. formerly of Ogema, Sask. passed away peacefully Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2:00PM from the Ogema United Church, Ogema, Sask. with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating. Interment will take place at the Ogema Cemetery, Ogema.
- Jacob Gerger passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years on December 5, 2001 at Regina General Hospital with his family by his side. Predeceased by his mother, father and a brother, he is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Rose, and their children: Eva (Dwaine) Carpenter, Herb (Joan) Gerger, Rose Marie (Emile) Mazenc, and Jack (Bonny) Gerger; grandchildren: David (Eliza), Michael, and Amanda Carpenter; Laura, Craig, and Katherine Mazenc; Daniel, Courtney, and Stephanie Gerger; sister Eva Zugfil of Germany; special niece Violet (Horst) Habermehl, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins. Jacob was born in Romania on April 22, 1918. He emigrated to Canada in 1952 and worked as a heavy duty mechanic in Minton. The following year he married Rose Klug and they began their farming career, later moving to the Khedive area, where they lived and raised their family. In 1979 they moved to Weyburn, and later to Regina in 1994. Funeral service was held Monday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Parish, 315 Douglas Ave. E., Regina, with Rev. Norm Marcotte officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers and visitation for family and friends was held Sunday evening, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina.The family wishes to thank Dr. O'Byrne and the dedicated nurses of Units 3F and 6F, Regina General Hospital.
- Donald William Arnold Gilfoil was born April 26, 1932 on the family farm near Trossachs. After leaving school he stayed at home, helping his parents on the farm. Shortly after his mother moved to Weyburn in 1979 he moved also. There he kept busy doing odd jobs and made many new friends to add to the Trossachs crowd. Donald enjoyed playing cards and was an avid sports fan and spent many enjoyable hours watching his "team" on T.V. After his mother passed away in 1997 he moved to Heritage Place where he remained until his passing on July 17, 2004, at the age of 72 years. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Gilfoil; his sisters, Vera Gillard, Verna Aanested, Thelma Sutherland, and Phyllis Sangiun; as well as his brother, Jack Gilfoil. Donald is survived by his sister, Annabelle (Harold) Kilback of Weyburn; his brother Jerry Gilfoil of Calgary, AB; sister Louise (Larry) Lindstrom of Okotoks, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn. A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Albert Schmitz, officiating. The pallbearers were Larry Killback, Ken Sutherland, Chad Sutherland, Dean Miller, Charles Moore and Jesse Balkwell. Interment followed at the Trossachs Cemetery.
- Helen Mary (nee Thompson), late of Ogema, SK passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the age of 73 years. Helen was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Thompson and mother, Roberta Morrison; brother, "Bud" Thompson. Helen is survived by her husband, Walter Gosling; daughters: Debbie (Jim) Prentice, Regina, Denise Gosling, Regina, Kathy (Troy) Nagy, Ogema; grandchildren: Leann (Reid) Wolfe, Courtney (Tracy) Eden, Meagan (Richard) Nagy, Codie (Niki) Nagy, Regan Nagy; great-grandchildren: Ryanne and Jamie Wolfe, Paige, Emily and Damon Eden; brother, Gary (Judy) Thompson, Calgary, AB; sister, Gloria Morrison, Camrose, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and special friends. A Funeral Service for Helen will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Sylvia Fitzgerald DLN, officiating. Interment to follow at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, SK.
- Mary Bessie (nee Fish). On Friday, July 5, 2002, Mary Bessie Gosling, late of Ogema, passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Bessie Fish; her husband, Ernest Lawrence in 1972; one daughter, Dorothy Burkholder; two brothers: Harold and Roy. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children: Walter (Helen) Gosling; Evelyn (Lloyd) Strelioff; Larry (Lorraine) Gosling; Margaret (Bud) Francis and James Gosling; one son-in-law, Myron Burkholder; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; sister Bea of Penticton, BC and brother Cecil of Weyburn, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born November 1, 1911 at Weyburn, the oldest child of five. She moved to Ogema in 1930 where she worked in the Ogema telephone office as a switchboard operator. On February 2, 1933 she married Ernest Lawrence Gosling. They lived in the Mount Joy District. After her marriage she became a full time housewife and mother. In the fall of 1945 they moved to a farm in the Adell District. Mary was a member of the Adell Goodwill Club. She loved having family gatherings and friends drop in for a visit. Coffee, cookies and juice were always on the table. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, quilting, sewing, cross stitching, playing ball and babysitting her grandchildren and the neighbor's children. Special quilts, embroidered pillowcases and tea towels were made by mary and given to families. In the fall of 1990 she moved to the town of Ogema. She celebrated her 90th birthday in November 2001 with many of her family members in attendance. A special poem was written to her about her loving, caring and compassionate nature. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 9, at 11:00 a.m. from Ogema United Church with David Peebles officiating minister. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Clayton Burkholder, Dave Burkholder, Darren Gosling, Brian Strelioff, Dennis Francis, Darrell Gosling, Dwayne Gosling and Duane Francis.
- Chester Silk passed away peacefully at Bengough Health Centre on Wednesday February 3, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Chet was born on October 14, 1918 on the Grainger homestead in the municipality of Key West to Chester Raymond and Emma Jane (Hunter) Grainger. Chester is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna (Olson); his sisters Blanche Nattrass and Berny Larson; three sisters-in-law, Merle Grainger, Selma Grainger and Minnie Johnson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chet grew up on the family farm and took his schooling at the small country school of Key West. He helped on the family farm until the 1930's when he went to Ontario to work. He was there when he was called up to serve his country in the 1940's. He took his training in Vernon BC and drove supply truck to the Armed Forces on coastal patrol. He was mustered out in 1946 and returned to Ogema and drove the fuel and freight truck for Dunn Bros. Chet married Anna (Olson) on April 8, 1949. They moved to the home farm in 1951 and in 1956 they moved to their farm two miles north of Ogema. He farmed with his brother Ken and for a short while with his brother Harold. Chet always enjoyed curling and rummy games at the rink. Chet and Anna retired to Ogema in 1983. After moving to town Chet became an avid gardener and took pride in being the first one to harvest his produce. Chet loved the farm life and after retiring spent many hours driving the countryside checking out the farmers. He so looked forward to harvest every year and enjoyed helping relatives, neighbours, and friends with the swathing, hauling grain or operating a combine. Chet lived life to the fullest, he loved playing cards and the cribbage board was quick to come out whenever company came over. He loved watching sports and was quick to make comments on the game. He had many stories to relate and a great sense of humour and we will all remember his grin and little wink when he made a humorous remark, which was often. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in the Ogema Legion Hall with Neal Palmer officiating.
- Kenneth Cecil Grainger, passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 18, 2006. Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Ken was born on September 20, 1920 in Key West Municipality near Ogema, to Chester Raymond and Emma Jane Grainger. Ken is survived by his wife of 64 years, Myrle (Cheesman); sons Gary (Doreen) and Donald (Diane); grandchildren: Darla (Thor) McDonald, Cara (Steve) Olasz, Dawn (Andy) Phillips, Audra (Mike) McAuliffe, Darren Grainger and Kenny (Andrea Low) Grainger; great grandchildren: Amber and Avary Olasz, Hannah and Odin McDonald, Mitchell and Grant Phillips, Finnian McAuliffe and Will Grainger; his brother Chester (Anne); sisters Blanche Nattrass and Berny Larson. Ken was a long-time and proud member of the Masonic Lodge (Worshipful Master, twice), the Shriners and Eastern Stars (Worthy Patron, three times). Ken enjoyed traveling, curling, bridge; was an avid golfer and Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. He was a member of the United Church. Ken farmed in Key West Municipality for all of his adult life prior to moving to Regina. Ken believed that family was the most important part of his life and has stated on many occasions if he could live his life over again, "I would not change a thing." Ken will be missed by all who remember his compassion, generosity and sense of humour. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Ward 3E at the Regina General Hospital. A celebration of Ken's life was held at the Ogema United Church on Wednesday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Ogema Cemetery.
- Mamie (nee Verboom) Greenawalt of Ogema, passed away on Monday September 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Jennie Verboom; husband, George Greenawalt; sisters, Mary, Blanche and Edna; brothers, Roy, Joe, Pete, George, Jim, Bud, Casey and Ed. Mamie was born December 11, 1926, the fifth child of Cornelius and Jennie Verboom. She and her 16 siblings lived on the family farm near Glasnevin. She attended Mount Joy School, working in the area until marrying George Greenawalt. Mamie moved to the Greenawalt farm south of Ogema where they lived until 1967. On the farm she always had a huge garden including rows and rows of potatoes. Due to George’s health they moved to Ogema in 1967 where George did carpenter work. In 1976 George passed away and Mamie worked as the cleaner at the Credit Union until retiring. She took pride in her family and enjoyed preparing big meals for when they arrived. She always took great care to ensure everyone received birthday and Christmas presents. Many of the presents were handmade for the nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. In town she still had a large garden of vegetables and just loved her flowers and working outside. Over the years Mamie has made lots of quilts, with each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren receiving a special quilt. Most mornings she would call her sister June and they would go for coffee downtown with her favorite coffee group. In later years, in the evening she loved her favorite television shows, embroidering, doing crafts, or doing puzzles as she watched television. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her children, son, Ed (Lynn) Greenawalt and his children, Dallas (Craig) and children, Brandon and Dawson, Cory (Lindsy) and children, Marcus, Chase and Jessica and the mother of Ed’s children, Pam Greenawalt; daughter, Gloria (Al) Martin and their family, Jeff (Melanie) and children, Ian, Isabel and Adam, Leanne (Marc) Joly and son Mathieu, Craig (Courtney) and children, Samantha and Hailey, Scott (Jaime); daughter, Linda (Lloyd) Gieg and their daughter, Danita (Chris) Low and children, Brody and Kaylee; daughter, Debbie (Robert) Hazen and their family, Cody (Samantha) and Zack; brothers, Bob (Blanche) Verboom; sisters, Margaret Moser, Doris Whyte, Jean (Elton) Hill and June Scott as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Graveside Service was held on Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 PM at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema with Reverend Isabella Frank officiating. Pallbearers were, Jeff Martin, Craig Martin, Scott Martin, Cody Hazen, Zack Hazen, Cory Greenawalt, Dallas Greenawalt, Leanne Joly and Danita Low. A funeral lunch followed at the Ogema Museum Hall.
- Ruth Grier 1920 - 2012. Ruth passed away July 28, 2012, at the age of 92 in Regina. Left to celebrate her life are her husband, Roy of 62 years and children, David (Lorraine), Lex (Kathy), Lenore (Bert) Bewcyk, Michael (Judy) and Tim (Yuri); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and her sister, Lenore (Wilkie) Pratt. Ruth was born in Winnipeg and spent her childhood in several Saskatchewan towns. She trained as a nurse in Yorkton, and nursed more than 10 years in Saskatchewan, BC, and Ontario. She married Roy Grier on November 11, 1950 and raised their five children on their farm near Ogema. After over 50 years of farm life, Mum and Dad moved to Regina in 2009. Mum found great joy in the accomplishments of her family. She attended many performances of her children and grandchildren. She had a lifelong love of reading, puzzles, and Scrabble. She was a long time member of the Ogema United Church, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and serving on the UCW. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday August 3, 2012 at Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Reverend Isabella Frank officiating. Interment will be at Ogema Cemetery immediately following the service with lunch to follow in the Ogema Museum Hall.
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Dona (nee Kazell). On October 25, 2008, Dona Harrison passed away in I.C.U. at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 64 years. Dona Harrison (Kazell) was born January 24, 1944 at Ogema. Predeceased by her husband, Allen Harrison, her father, Cecil Kazell, her brother, Melvin Kazell and an infant sister, Viola Elaine Kazell. Dona will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Viola Kazell of Ogema; special friend, Sandy Herbst, her sister-in-law, Della Kazell of Saskatoon; nieces, Yvonne (Ron) Holowaty, Melanie (Paul) Maxin, nephew, David Kazell, the Warren families, relatives and friends. Her family moved to town when Dona became old enough to go to school. Dona liked sports, especially baseball and played on Ogema High School and Big Butte teams. Dona was always very fond of animals especially horses. After Dona finished her grade 12, she worked in the Weyburn Book Store for a short time and then at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool starting in 1962. While in Regina, her fun recreation was bowling and one year Dona won the ladies Provincial Bowling Championship. During her bowling years she became a bowling instructor for young people. Dona often remarked and got a great kick out of presenting Warren Hall and Yvonne Kazell, who were 5 or 6 years old, with furry little skunks mounted on little stands and how proud they were of their trophies. Dona married Allen Harrison in 1980 and moved to the Harrison farm in the Fairlight District. Dona took an active part in the United Church, helping with teas, fowl suppers, etc. However, Allen passed away in 1983. Dona remained on the farm a couple of years, and worked in a café in Wawota. Dona always wanted to go north to work, so in 1992 she moved to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. Nights were very long in winter and you were shut off from the rest of the world, so she stayed only one year. She then found work in Drumheller, AB for a few years. Dona returned home and moved to Weyburn, where she took up residence in Bison Manor. She worked for Linda Hall at Lock Master Security doing accounting from 1997 to 2004 when Lock Master closed. Dona made many trips to Regina driving friends and residents in Bison Manor for doctor's appointments. Dona was president for the tenants' association which involved organizing fund raisers, exercise classes, renting movies for movie night, birthday club celebrations once a month, entertainment and speakers on topics concerning senior citizens, etc. Dona was a strong willed person, determined, passionate, had a hearty laugh, liked to joke and tease. She devoted her life to looking after the people in Bison Manor and tried to keep things running smooth. Now those who mourn will always have precious memories of the days when she was with us. Dona's Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with Sylvia Fitzgerald DLM officiating. Interment to follow in Ogema Cemetery. All those who shared in Dona's life are considered to be Honorary Pallbearers.
- June Hartley, late of Bengough, SK formerly of Ogema, SK, passed away August 23, 2012, at the age of 83 years. A memorial service for June will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ogema, SK with Rev. Isabella Frank, officiating. A private family interment will be held at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, SK.
- Wilfred Walter Hathway (November 5, 1932 - March 14, 2012). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Wilfred Walter Hathway on Wednesday March 14, 2012. Wilf was born in Ogema, SK on November 5, 1932 to Wilfred Norman and Thelma Upton Hathway. He took most of his schooling in Saskatoon, attending Buena Vista and Thornton schools in his elementary years, and graduating from Nutana Collegiate in 1951. Wilf was very active in sports, playing softball, baseball, hockey (Jr. Wesleys) and football (Hilltops '50 and '51). After receiving his BA and commencing studies in Medicine at the U of S, he married his high school sweetheart, June Fraser, in 1955. In 1957 he finished as a member of the first class of physicians to graduate from the U of S Medical College, interning at University Hospital for one year then moving his young family to Duncan, BC. In 1959, they returned to Saskatoon with Wilf taking over Dr. A. L. Caldwell's practice in the Canada Building. He then joined practice with classmates E.H. Baergen, and R.R. Wheaton at the Medical Arts Building, and later with N.W.Kavanagh and T.T.Treen. Having been in practice for forty years as a Saskatoon family physician, Wilf retired in 1998. He and June spent time with their family and travelled until June lost her battle with cancer on May 27, 2001. He continued on with his golfing, travelling, and swimming with grandchildren around the pool and at the lake. His long time hobby of oil painting produced an estimated 500 scenes that captured the essence of the prairies, both Canadian coasts, and Portugal. He had numerous art showings in different Saskatoon galleries over the years, and today many of his paintings hang in Saskatoon hospitals, public schools and private collections. Wilf was predeceased by his father in 1942, at the age of ten, when the SS Caribou sank in the Cabot Straits, his mother in 1959 in Saskatoon, and by June Frances Rae (Fraser) his loving wife of 46 years. He is survived by four children, Jamie (Bob) Veitch, Gordon Hathway, Karen (Angus) Kirby, and Alison (Pat) Byrns and their families. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret (Jim) Finnie and Shirley Hathway; sister-in-law Heather Farnell; as well as many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff at Prairie Springs Care Home for the excellent care provided during his last six weeks. Cremation has taken place and there will not be a funeral service.
- Ben Hazen of Ogema, SK passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Bengough Health Centre. He was predeceased by his parents Benton and Mary Hazen; father and mother in-law Kip and Katie Kozack; brothers and sisters, Albert, Mike, George (Marj), John, Charlie (Lil), Nick, Louis, Joe, Lilian, Rose, Vivian Schenher, Mary (Bill) Zeri, Beulah (John) Klemenz; Mary's family, Dan, John, Art, Wes, Charlie, Sam (Marj), Jack (Ruby), Helen Hazen and Gus Martin. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 65 plus years, Mary; only brother Don; and brothers and sisters-in-law Ernest Schenher, Lil Hazen, Nellie Martin, Winnie Kozack, Pat Kozack, Pauline Kozack and Shirley Kozack; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special dog, Rickie Bobby. Ben was born on March 19, 1922 and married Mary Kozack on November 20, 1947. They lived in various places, finally settling at Ogema, SK on the farm. They retired to their new house in Ogema until September of 2012, at which time Ben went to Bengough Health Centre until his passing. Ben enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, gardening, travelling, curling, bowling, cards and visiting with family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating.
- Gladys (nee Guest), late of Radville, passed away Friday October 22, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Gladys was predeceased by her parents Alisae and Herbert Guest, her husband Alec Heath, brothers: Bill and Reg Guest, and sisters: Lillian, May, Lydia, and Dorothy. Gladys is survived by her brother, Cecil (Marguerite) Guest, Pangman, her sister, Eva Orton, Vancouver, BC, nephew, Ted Heath, Pangman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was born on August 5, 1913, in Oak Lake, MB. She farmed with her husband Alec until moving to Pangman. Glays was very faithful attending her church as much as possible. She enjoyed curling, and singing hymns all through her life, even in the last few months before her passing. Special thank you to the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman and Radville Marian Health Centre in Radville for the exceptional care given to her. A funeral service for Gladys was held on Wednesday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethel Mission Assembly, Pangman with Pastor Gary Penner, officiating. Interment followed at Pangman Cemetery, Pangman. Active pallbearers were Bert Guest, Reg Guest, Byron Ledingham, Edwin Rowland, Darrell Rowland and Terry Webb.
- Irene Esther (nee Marchand). On Monday, August 6, 2001, Irene Esther Hendrickson, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her mother, Frances in 1987 and her father, Ferdinand in 1967; one brother, Clarence in 1978 and her husband Elmer in October 1988. Irene is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Peter) Stenabaugh of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren: Dayna and Cory; sister-in-law, Hildred Marchand of Indian Head; her cousin, Chet Boisjolie of Indian Head; one brother-in-law, Roy (Flo) Hendrickson of Calgary, AB, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Irene was born on November 18, 1912 in Midale to Ferdinand and Frances Marchand. She completed grade 10 in Midale and then worked out for farmers in the area-cooking cleaning and looking after children. Irene was always proud to tell her family that she was one of the babies delivered by Doctor Mainprize. She loved to go back and visit with old friends and neighbours in the Lac Qui Parle district and tell her family where they had lived. She then followed her parents to Sintaluta in 1934 and Indian Head in 1946. She moved into Regina to work at the Robert Simpson Store and became friends with Margie Jones. Margie boarded boarded with Roy and Nora Hendrickson. Soon a marriage developed and Irene married Elmer Hendrickson on September 27, 1948 in Regina (it was her parent's 38th anniversary). They moved to Enderby, BC for a winter and returned to farm the family homestead at Pangman. Her only child, Lynn was born in 1951. They lived on the farm until 1972 when they bought a house in Pangman. They farmed until 1974. Irene loved being in town and looking after her nice home with lots of cupboards. She grew wonderful gardens and raspberries. Irene would relax by playing organ, but would refrain from playing "Goodnight Irene". She liked to play cribbage, whist and Bingo at the Senior's Centre. She was always a willing contributor for potluck meals and enjoyed going to community events. She was brought up in the Catholic Church but was confirmed Lutheran after she was married. She belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Pangman and would attend faithfully until her move to Souris Valley. Irene loved to laugh and have a good time. She felt swearing was terrible but most of all she loved her daughter and especially Dayna, her 'tato picker' and Cory 'little Elmer'. Irene wasn't sick, she just was tired and slept away. Thank you to the Pangman community for looking out for mom, and helping today. Thank you to the staff at Souris Valley for your tender care while mom lived there for six years. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 9, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Pastor Sang-Rog Choi officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Marlin Johnson, Mark Johnson, Laurin Dreher, Albert Dreher, Cecil Ashworth and Lorne Larson.
- Inez (nee Claffey) was born on the homestead December 28, 1915 to John and Nellie Claffey. She was the 13th of 14 children. She travelled mostly by horse and democrat, or cutter during the winter, to Meadow View school. For Grade 11 she and two friends rented a house in Hardy which was a big event being 4.5 miles from home and all. Inez stayed home until age 24 helping her folks on the farm. In 1940 she married Oscar Hendriks (deceased 1996) and moved to the farm south of Ogema where they farmed until retiring in 1985 and then moved into Ogema. During the years on the farm Marcella (deceased 2005), John and Patricia were born. For many years Inez worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Ogema. She also worked on the switchboard in Pangman and worked a short while at the Radville Nursing Home. She was an active member of the CWL in Ogema. Inez was well-respected by all who knew her. One of her greatest assets was remembering so many names, dates and birthdays. She had a long list of family and friends and loved to send and receive letters in the mail. She is dearly missed by John (Debbie), Pat, her grandchildren Kevin, Scott (Tracey), Kiley and Kelsey and her great grandchildren Matt, Sheena, Jesse, Colton and Austin. While osteoporosis became an extremely painful disease Mom surrendered to God's will at 92 years of age and passed away on March 8, 2008.
- Vernon. On Tuesday, May 20, 2003, Vernon Hingtgen, late of Ogema, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Alice Hingtgen; grandson, Michael Hingtgen; daughter-in-law, Melody Hingtgen; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ida Hingtgen, and their sons: David Hingtgen and his children: Joshua and Kim (Kyle) and their daughter, Shayla; Don (Sheree) Hingtgen and their children: Wendy (Rick) Fink, Devin and Kris; Bob Hingtgen and his children: Adam and Sara; Barry Hingtgen and his children: Kyle Hingtgen and Toni Bengtson; Ted (Tonia) Hingtgen and their children: Savannah and Jessica Brown; two brothers: Leonard Hingtgen and Carol (Jean) Hingtgen; two sisters: May Conrad and Jean Flichel; brother-in-law, Ken Loucks; three sisters-in-law: Dulcie Loucks, Gloria (Bob) Caseley and Bonnie Smith; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Vernon was born on his grandfather's home place now owned by his brother, Leonard, on January 24, 1923. He had grade 8, attending Querin School. He lived for three years as a small boy in Tacoma, Washington with his folks and Grandpa Theodore Hingtgen. On January 24, 1953 he married Ida Loucks in Carmichael United Church in Regina. He farmed with his father and brother Carol, then after he was married, for himself. He worked for many local farmers, at $1.00 a day. He also unloaded coal from cars when they came to Bures and worked on threshing crews. They lived in Riceton from Jan. 25 to the end of June in 1953 as Ida was teaching school there. They moved to Grandma Scott's house in Glenn Scott's yard for nearly four years. They then bought Leonard Hingtgen's home place, where they lived until his passing. Bures town was his post office until the town closed, Ogema then became the post office. In the winters, when roads blocked, he snowplowed for a number of years. He was always willing to help his neighbors. Vernon enjoyed curling, he learned to play the game at Riceton, and at Ogema he curled on the Wheat Pool events. He and Ida took up bowling in Ogema and again at Parry. He played ball in his younger years on a Bures mens' team. He was a member on the Wheat Pool board for a time, and enjoyed Ogema fairs and museum days. Vernon loved to travel and took trips to Hawaii, California, Disneyland, Las Vegas. He drove to Texas one winter, flew to Florida and Disneyworld and other sites. The last big trip was a bus trip to Reno. They took many trips to Alberta to visit his sister, Ida's family and their sons living in Alberta. Also many trips to Winnipeg to visit Dave and family. Vernon loved the land and all the seasons held special things for him like calving time, seeding and harvest. Honesty and integrity were his life's standards. To the very end he was anxious to see the seeding being done. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, Sask. with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment will be at a later date. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Richard Linton, Dwight Linton, Dan Bowers, Mel Horner, Carl Sorensen, Egan Krogsgaard, Randy MacPhail and George Mooney.
- Annie (nee Dixon). On Sunday, December 29, 2002, Annie Hone, late of Melville and formerly of Khedive passed away at the Melville Nursing Home at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by her husband, Fred Hone in 1991; her parents: Eva and Robert Dixon; four sisters: Ruth in infancy, Jessie, Myrtle and Dorothy; three brothers: Len, Tom and Bob. Annie is survived by her daughter, Lorraine (Van) Bucsis of Yorkton; two grandchildren: Conrad Bucsis of Nagoya, Japan and Joslynn (Morley) Surcon of Calgary, AB; two great grandchildren: Taylor and Aidan Surcon; two sisters; Ada Greer and Grace Charlton, both of Milestone; one brother, Art (Edith) Dixon of Victoria, BC; one sister-in-law, Hertha Dixon of Victoria, BC; one brother-in-law, Norman Schaeffer of Enderby, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Elizabeth Annie Hone was born October 16, 1913 at Darlington, England. She took her schooling in the Forward Area near Khedive. On November 3, 1933 she married Frederick Hone. She was a housewife all her life and helped her husband on the farm until they retired to Khedive in 1974. She was very involved in community events in Khedive, doing quilting, serving lunches and dinners. She loved to cook, crochet and garden, especially her flowers. She always enjoyed visiting with friends and family. She was also a member of the United Church and UCW in Khedive and Trossachs. You would never see her without a smile on her face. In 1994 she moved to Melville where she resided at St. Paul's Lutheran Home until her passing. Funeral service was held Friday, January 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn with Rev. Hazel Arbon officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Barry Dixon, Larry Greer, Glen Ford, Ben Smith, John McLellan and Les Froh.
- John Edward Howse, late of Pangman spent from May 16 in the Regina General and Pasqua Hospitals, fighting his battle with cancer, before being sent to the Radville Marian Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit in late July to be closer to his family. He passed away on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the age of 83 years, with his family at his side. John was predeceased by his parents, George and Jane; step-father, Chris Putte, brothers, Harold, Leonard, Everett; sister, Isabel; sister-in-law, Doreen Sambrook; brothers-in-law, Knute Tingvold and Wilmar Schultz. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy and their family, sons: Ed (Arlene), Ron (Marlene), Keith (Gail), Neil (Mona) and Darryl; daughter, Sharon (Vince) Walker; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Howse; nineteen grandchildren: Jason (Lynn) and great grandson, Nigel, Jozell (Fiance, Craig Robberstad) and Jeff Howse; Chris, Brett (Kristy), and Ryan Howse; Shawn (Fiance Tania Robichaud) Scott and Shad (Michelle) Howse; Alisha (Rick) Walker-Pickering, Lindsay and Lacey Walker; Christopher, Samantha and Darren Howse; Nathan, Megan, Dane and Destiny Howse; brothers: Rodger (Alice) and Clarence (Sharon); sister, Doris (Tom) Sambrook; brothers-in-law, Bob (Eunice) Sambrook, Howard (Doreen) Sambrook; sister-in-law, Edith Schultz; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born on a small farm near Avonlea on August 3, 1923. He enlisted in the army at the age of 17 in 1941. Although he would never talk about his war time with his family or friends, he was part of the invasion of France and at war's end, in Germany. John's passion was farming, especially his cattle, but his community involvement was a necessity. He was very involved with the Pangman Legion. Much to the surprise of his family, in his later years, he discovered fishing and bowling, and would go anywhere for a good day on any lake-winter and summer. He will be sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, August 15 at 2:00 P.M. from Pangman United Church, Pangman with Shelby Kinrade officiating minister. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery, Pangman. The Urn Bearer was Chris Howse.
- Leanna Jean. On Sunday, April 3, 2005, Leanna Jean Hudson, late of Ogema, passed away at 16 years of age. She is survived by her parents Ian and Beth Hudson and her brothers Chad Hudson and Eric (Angela) Dyck and their son Nathan. Leanna is predeceased by her grandparents Morley and Alma Hudson and Floyd Webb. She also leaves to mourn her grandmother, Georgianna Webb, and great grandmother, Emily Owen; uncle, Ken (Rhonda) and their daughter Kendal and sons, Clint (Nancy) and their daughter Samantha, Curt and Cory (Mel) Webb; uncle, Stuart (Bev) and their children, Kristopher (Crissy) and their son Luke; Andrew and Jonathon Webb; aunt, Iris (Delbert) and their children Cole and Mackenzie Warren; uncle, Murray (Loretta) and their children, Kyle, Lauren and Kent Webb; aunt, Sheri (Gerald) and their children Caron, Jenna and Kristen Coutts; many, many friends and numerous great aunts and great uncles. Leanna Jean Hudson was born June 23, 1988. Maybe Ian, Beth and Chad were her immediate family, but all of us quickly laid our claim on her. She was the baby sister to Chad and Eric, granddaughter to Morley and Alma Hudson, the long awaited first granddaughter to Floyd and Georgie Webb, and first niece and girl cousin on the Webb side. Since the moment of her birth she brought beauty, laughter, astonishment, pride and most of all sunshine to her family. She was everything you could dream for in a daughter, grandchild, niece, cousin and friend. She was our Princess Leanna. Leanna was baptized and attended Sunday School in the Ogema United Church. As a toddler she began "walking" on her skates and started the Can Skate Program. When she was four, she added more activities to her schedule by attending the Children's MYC Music Program in Weyburn each week, started dancing with the Ogema Dance Club, started playschool and playing T-Ball. Ogema School became an important part of her life right from kindergarten. She began wearing an Ogema hockey jersey when she was six and played with the boys' team until she consented to experiencing female hockey with the Prairie Thunder team. This year she played with the Weyburn Encana Drillers. She was very proud that she was the first female hockey player from Ogema selected to play with the Zone 3 team in the provincial tournament twice. Leanna's schedule was filled with church and hockey camps, fastball, Rural Youth Leadership Training, S.R.C., school choir, school sports, track and field, swimming and life guarding. She loved to sing and especially enjoyed her roles in the school musical drama productions. It has been a blessing watching her grow and develop into the strong and fiercely independent individual that she had become. Many times it had been said that she was mature beyond her years. Watching her grow was not a passive activity. At times we were sitting on the edge of our seats biting our nails in anticipation of what she was going to do next. We all grew along with her. You couldn't help it, her enthusiasm was contagious and her energy endless. She encouraged everyone to do and be better. She was our Ogema cheerleader. She lead by example as she filled her life with purpose, pumping all that she had into what she was doing. She did this regardless if she was good at it or not. It was always the effort that counted. Everywhere she went, she set her world on fire. Mostly her world was Ogema, but even in her short 16 years she had touched many surrounding communities. She loved her world and was a great ambassador. Lots of us wait until we are all grown up to make a difference in the world. Leanna did not waste such time, she chose Ogema and now. She lived life like there was no time to spare. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Ogema School with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole officiating.
- Morley Alexander Hudson passed away at Bengough on November 16, 2003 at the age of 81 years. A celebration of Morley's life was held Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. at the Ogema United Church with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment at a later date.
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- Wade William Ignatescu went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 8, 2001 at the age of 43 years. Wade was born in Regina on September 27, 1958. Wade went to school in Regina, Lang and then graduated from Ogema School, Ogema. Wade worked at Intercontinental Packers and then farmed at Kayville. He had a great love for his horses and cattle. Wade was later employed at Big Sky Farms. Wade was predeceased by his grandparents Ted and Lena Ignatescu; Andrew and Anna Asbjornhus; his father-in-law Stanley Hudec and mother-in-law Eileen (Hudec) Lake on October 5, 2001. Wade leaves to mourn in his memory his loving wife Donna; six children: Jared (Theresa), Jason, Justin, Katrina, Kade and Kole; parents Bill and Norma Ignatescu; sisters Wanda Adams; Karen (Larie Semen); Sheila and one brother Trent (Nicole); sisters-in-law Lois (Joseph Stadnyk); Colleen (Gary Lewis); Diane (Victor Koch) and one brother-in-law Errol Hudec (Trish); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Wade was very active in the community of Kayville, Ogema and Bengough. He was always willing to give a helping hand to those who needed it, even upon his death, he is helping others to have life. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn.
- Albert Leslie "Les" Isted was born on the family farm on August 2, 1914, six miles south of Ogema. The family moved into town in 1917 and Les helped on the family dairy farm which was started by his dad in 1919. Les spent his youth during the 30's doing chores before and after he attended grammar school. He also helped his father break horses for driving in the 20's and 30's. In 1931 he nearly fell into a well full of water while riding his pinto mare but with the help of neighbours he was able to get the mare out of the well. As a young boy, Les enjoyed watching and playing practical jokes on his friends and neighbours, sometimes with unexpected results. In 1934 Les married Eldora Moyer and they were married for 69 years. Meanwhile Les continued to work for his father and helped people on their farms, he also did some barbering, and worked in the pool room for 25 years. For five years, Les candled eggs in Ogema for a company in Assiniboia, two summers he mixed grasshopper poison for the R.M. of Key West and for 16 years Les sharpened saws. Les and Eldora spent their summers at the children's cabin at Long Lake. Les enjoyed making plaster ornaments, candle holders out of tin cans as well as little chairs and lawn ornaments. He also would help Eldora do her macrame by making the beads on his lathe. Les and Eldora lived in Ogema until a few years ago when they moved into Pangman, where he resided until his death on November 20, 2003. Les was predeceased by his sisters: Mary Pearne, May Richmond and Edith Lipsett; daughter, Frances Loucks; two brothers: Walter in infancy and George Isted; three grandchildren: Tina, Harry and Allan. Les is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eldora Isted; children: John (Hazel) Isted, June (Fred) Fisher, Les (Lynne) Isted and Estella (Richard) Strobl; brother, Vic (Elma) Isted; sister-in-law, Alice Isted as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Monday, November 24, at 1:00 P.M. from the Ogema Cemetery.
- Margaretta Eldora (nee Moyer) passed away on November 18, 2006 at the Weyburn General Hospital, at the age of 93. Eldora was predeceased by her parents, Neal and Lula Moyer, daughter Frances, daughter-in-law, Hazel, son-in-law, Charles, brother and sisters: Jack, Ruby, Elsie, Isabell, Alice; three grandchildren: Tina Lynne, Harry, Allen; brother-in-law, George, sister-in-law, Mary, great grandson, Allen Herman, her faithful pet of 21 years, Bits and by her loving husband of 69 years, Albert "Les" Isted in 2003. Eldora will be lovingly remembered by her family: son, John Isted ( friend Mickey) of Regina; daughter, June (Fred) Fisher of Pangman; son, Les (Lynne) Isted of Vernon, BC; daughter, Estella (Richard) Strobl of Pangman; 32 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; three sisters: Marion, Wyona and Eileen of Ontario, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Eldora was born in Milestone on October 9, 1913, and lived at Dummer then on the farm East of Ogema. She took her schooling at Linden school. Eldora was an active member of the Holy Anglican Church in Ogema and the Sunny South Homemakers Club. Eldora and Les loved the outdoors by spending their summers at their children's cabin. They worked side by side building their own home in Ogema, helping anyone who needed painting or work done and raising their five children. In 1994, they took a big move to Pangman to live closer to their three daughters. Eldora did numerous hobbies like gardening, bead work and growing flowers. She made all the children's clothes as she loved to sew. She always got 100% on Estella's school sewing projects. She loved to play cards, cribbage, hearts and samba. Eldora's world was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Weyburn General Hospital and Dr. Paszkiewicz. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Ella Frank officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All her grandchildren and great grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were her grandsons: Lloyd and Tom Isted, Tim and Albert Loucks, William and Orlen Fisher, Rick and Rob Strobl.
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- Edith Mary (nee Mangel). On Sunday, May 30, 1999, Edith Mary Jesse, late of Pangman, passed away at Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 87 years. Edith Jesse was born in Winnipeg, MB on June 3, 1912. She was raised on a farm in the interlake area (Grahamdale) Manitoba where her parents homesteaded. She was predeceased by her father, Josef and mother Margaretha Mangel, and lately by her husband Louis Jesse of Amulet. She leaves to mourn her three sons: Charles (Myra) Jesse of Pangman, and children: Kelly (Lynn) and Aeron (Tracy); George (Barb) Jesse of Drinkwater, and children: Twyla and Jinell; and Lloyd (Donna) Jesse of Medicine Hat, AB, and children: Christopher, Angela and Andrea; one brother, Oscar (Runey) Mangel of Ashern, MB; three sisters: Hilda (Jim) Clark of Moosehorn, MB; Frieda Clark of Grahamdale, MB; and Irma Miller of Caledonia, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. Edith cared for her brother, sisters and her parents during their failing health. With her parent's passing, she travelled to Winnipeg with her dear friend Isabell Oswald. In Winnipeg, they took on cooking jobs and caretaking work. She travelled to California on occasion. Edith met Louis Jesse through mail correspondence and they were married in Winnipeg on April 30, 1943. They returned to the Amulet area to begin farming. Edith loved to travel, but the farming lifestyle had its limitations. She could always prepare a meal from leftovers. The family enjoyed a full course meal on Sundays, Christmas and other special occasions. The family always enjoyed these special times and loved her cooking. She worked hard on the farm alongside Louis, tending to the livestock and helping during harvest to bring in the crops. Edith was a long term member of the Amulet Women's Guild where she completed beautiful embroidery and quilts. She would always attend the school picnics with her sons. Gardening and making preserves each year took much of her time until the purchase of their first deep freeze. She was often milking cows morning and night, cream separating and cleaning. The onset of arthritis and later diabetes was very hard on her, although she tried not to show it. She frequently would joke and kid around, even though she had to deal with the pain. Edith had a great love for animals, above all her special farm dogs. She resided in the Deep South Personal Care Home for the past year and a half. Mom and Grandma, we love you dearly and you will be greatly missed in our hearts. A prayer service was held Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The funeral service was held Thursday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rt. Rev. Tom Collings officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Tom Webb, George Murray, Keith Warren, Albert Webb, Parry Johnson and Michael Madigan.
- Louis Charles Ernest. On Friday, February 26, 1999, Louis Charles Ernest Jesse, late of Pangman, SK passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his father Charles Albert Edward and mother Nora Kathleen; sister Winnifred Muriel; and brother Harold George. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Edith of Pangman; three sons: Charles (Myra) Jesse of Pangman and her children: Kelly (Lynn), and Aeron (Tracy); George (Barb) Jesse of Drinkwater, SK. and their children: Twyla and Jinnel; Lloyd (Donna) Jesse of Medicine Hat, AB, and their children: Christopher, Angela and Andrea; brother-in-law Oscar (Runey) Mangel of Ashern, MB; sisters-in-law: Hilda (Jim) Clark of Moosehorn, MB; Frieda Clark of Grahamdale, MB; and Irma Miller of Caledonia, ON; and many nieces and nephews. Louis Jesse was born in Southampton, England on September 1, 1910. He emigrated to Canada with his parents and brother on March 13, 1914. He helped his father on the farm where they homesteaded near Amulet. He walked to town to attend Amulet school with classmates Joe and Francis Bond. He dreyed coal and water to the local schools and businesses in the community. Louis continued these jobs from 1930 to 1954 and often relayed tales of unloading a rail car for two days before delivering it. Louis married Edith Mangel on April 30, 1943 at Winnipeg. They lived in the local agriculture community of Amulet while taking up residence in three separate farm sites at different times of his life. Louis was on many community boards; Sask. Agriculture, secretary of the Sheep Association for Khedive, Amulet Wheat Pool secretary for 14 years and secretary of the Amulet Co-op from 1940-1963. He maintained positions on the Ogema telephone Board and Weyburn Home Care Board for five years. He held a membership on the Anglican Church Vestry and Peoples Warden. He had strong important values and high morals, which he carried with him until his death. Louis was totally dedicated to nature, animals and farming. He also had a very strong commitment to his family. He loved gardening and worked the soil at every opportunity. He enjoyed celebrating family functions, including celebrating their 35th and 50th wedding anniversaries. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church with Rev. Tom Collings officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet, SK. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Keith Warren, Tom Webb, George Murray, Albert Webb, Michel Madigan, and Parry Johnson.
- Marjorie (nee Dryhurst) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Providence Place in Moose Jaw. Marjorie, at the age of 96, is predeceased by her beloved husband Fred (1981), by her two infant sons, by her son-in-law Alan Vass (1996), by her great grandson Alexander Vass (2011) and by her five brothers and six sisters. She will be missed and her memory will be cherished by her daughter Pat Vass, her grandchildren Nathan, Tim and Blythe Vass, her brother Fred Dryhurst (Ruby) and by her numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Marjorie was born on March 9, 1916 in Forward, SK, to David and Beatrice Dryhurst. She grew up in Forward attending the Forward Public School. She worked for a time as a telephone operator in Forward before joining her sisters in the Okanagan Valley and working in the canneries there. She was joined a short while later by her childhood sweetheart Fred Jessop and the couple were married on March 1, 1944 in Vancouver, BC. Shortly after their honeymoon, Fred and Marjorie returned to Forward, where they farmed together on Fred’s family farm and started their family. They moved to Pangman, SK., in 1955 and continued to farm until Fred’s passing in 1981, after 37 years of a wonderful marriage. She and Fred loved company and enjoyed many years of having family meals at their home in Pangman. As a faithful member of the Pangman Bethel Mission, Marjorie was involved in many mission functions and ladies groups in the church and remained active there until a fall in 2005 led to her move to Moose Jaw where she could be closer to her daughter, Pat. She enjoyed a few years at the Mulberry Senior Living Centre, but later required more attentive care. A time of fellowship and visitation was held at Parkview Funeral Chapel October 31, from 5-7 p.m. Marjorie was laid to rest at the Regina Cemetery on Thursday, November 1, at 2:30 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at the Abundant Living Centre, in Pangman, November 2, at 3:00 p.m.
- Luella Grace (nee Pritchard) Johnson passed into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Luella is lovingly remembered by her husband, Eldon Johnson; daughter, Carol (Clark) Lungren; daughter-in-law, Karen Isaacson (Merle). She was predeceased by her son, Wesley Arnold Johnson on March 25, 1999. She is also deeply missed by grandchildren: Derek (Myriam); Loren (Lisa); and Julia Lungren; Dallas (Amy); Dylan (Jolene); Kyle (Melissa) and Shanalyn Johnson; and nine great grandchildren. Luella served with her husband, Eldon, in Burkina-Faso, West Africa as missionaries for 38 years. Upon her return to Canada she continued to love and support family and friends even until the time of her passing. A funeral service took place at 11:00 am, on Monday, March 4 at Regina Apostolic Church, 808 Assiniboine Ave. E., Regina, Sask. with interment at Pangman Cemetery.
- Lyle Marquis. On Friday, June 20, 2003, Lyle Marquis Johnson, late of Pangman, passed away at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Alma Johnson; two brothers, Floyd and Selmer and one sister, Pearl; brothers and sisters-in-law: Orris Moen, Frieda Johnson, Reuben Moen, Lloyd Otterson, George Barth, Rose and Ed Thompson, Rudy and Maureen Barth and Harvey Barth. Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Adelene and their family: daughter, Trudy (Don) Uhl of Strasbourg and their children: Danielle, Nicole and Justin and son, Mark (Kelly) Johnson of Pangman and their children: Lindsay, Chase, Devon and Braden; brothers and sisters: Myrtle Moen, Violet (Larry) Siebert, Clarence (Lorraine), Minnie Moen, Grace Otterson, Walter (Iris), Boyd, Doyle (Darlene), Harvey (Charmane), Carole (William) Lipsett; sisters-in-law: Claire and Mary Johnson, Irene (Roy) Gordon, Loretta (Tom) Merritt; brothers-in-law: Joseph Cook, Harold (Doreen) Barth, Walter (Vera) Barth, Steve Barth; and many nieces and nephews. Lyle was born October 10, 1924, the third eldest child of a family of 14 born to Henry and Alma Johnson (nee Hendrickson). They lived on the farm west of town and he attended Pangman School to grade 10. At the age of 10, Lyle hauled a load of coal from the coal mine and helped with many of the farm chores. He didn't enlist as he had problems with an ankle. On October 19, 1951, Lyle married Adelene Barth at the Pangman Lutheran Church. He worked on a ranch in Big Sandy, Montana, worked in an amunition factory in Toronto, ON and ran a road grader for five years in Pangman, then worked in Morse over the winter of 1951-52. They moved to Pangman in 1952 and lived in town until 1955 when they moved out to his folks' farm where they lived in the same yard. Lyle was a member of the Pangman Lutheran Church, the Wheat Pool Board and the Co-op Board. He enjoyed playing sports, shooting gophers, playing cards, taking coffee breaks, watching TV, especially wrestling, and going to auction sales. He loved being involved with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed the Johnson Reunions. It was a tradition for him to make a little cardboard doll, called Shonda, to dance. He liked ball games and attended all functions that were held in town. Lyle had special feelings for his friends and family. Funeral services was held Tuesday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. from the Pangman Rec. Centre, Pangman with Pastor Lois Knudson Munholland officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Marlon Johnson, Darcy Barth, Norman Merritt, Blaine Gordon, John Metke and Brian Jesse.
- Selmer Benny Johnson was born August 30, 1932 at Pangman, and passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 1, 2001 in Regina. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Alma; sister Pearl and brother Floyd. Selmer leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Mary; children: Darlene (Robert) Smith and their children Dana and David, Linda (Gerald) Fox and their children Stephanie and Ryan, and Aaron (Shannon) Johnson and their children Thomas and Carter; brothers and sisters: Myrtle Moen, Violet (Lawrence) Siebert, Lyle (Ady), Clarence (Lorraine), Minnie Moen, Grace Otterson, Walter (Iris), Boyd, Doyle (Darlene), Harvey (Charmaine), Carole (Willy) Lipsett; sister-in-law Claire Johnson, brother-in-law Joe Cook; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Selmer worked for the Regina City Police for over 25 years, and then ten years as the director of the Police College. He spent his retirement years doing what he loved best, farming. Funeral service was held at Regina Funeral Home, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Rosnau officiating. Interment and reception followed.
- Jeanie MacLeod (nee Campbell). On Saturday, April 23, 2012, Jeanie MacLeod Johnston, late of Pangman, Sask, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 90 years. Jeanie was predeceased by her loving husband, Wallace Johnston; her parents, James and Priscilla Campbell; and her siblings, Laura (Reinhold) Schumacher, Mary (Almer) Ellis, Alexander, Warren, Robert, James and John. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, three daughters: Norma Johnston and her children, Barbara Farr (Tom) and family: Alex, Margo and Heather; Jacki Farr, Curtis (Teresa) Farr and family: Shyla, Deon, Quade and Holden; Heather (Bruce) Gurskey and their son, Kohler; Shirley (David) Prohar and their children, Major Derek (Jody) and family, Owen and Emily and Christopher (Jenette); three sisters-in-law, Eva Campbell, Ruth Campbell and Doreen Campbell, and many nieces and nephews. Jeanie was born January 7, 1921 near Roncott, SK to James and Priscilla Campbell. She was raised on the farm near Roncott and attended Hexagon and Bengough schools. She worked as a clerk at the grocery store in Horizon where she first met Wallace. They were married May 25, 1943. Jeanie and Wallace lived in Weyburn for the first year of their marriage, then moved to the farm near Glasnevin. They retired to Ogema in later years. Jeanie enjoyed curling, flowers and gardening. She enjoyed watching the Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders as well as other sports on T.V. She especially enjoyed watching all her grandchildren play in any sports they were involved with. Jeanie was a member of Adell Goodwill Club and the Ogema Curling Club. She absolutely adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as a special niece and nephew, Lesley and Jonathon. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. The Active Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Barbara Farr, Derek Prohar, Jacki Farr, Christopher Prohar, Curtis Farr and Kohler Gurskey.passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church. Interment to follow in Ogema Cemetery, Sask.
- William Wallace. On Friday, March 14, 2008, William Wallace Johnston of Ogema passed away at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Emily Johnston; sisters: Rhoda Johnston, Billie Robertson and Dorothy Ottesen; brothers: Ken, Gordon, Tom, Dave, John and Keith Johnston. Wallace will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Jeanie (nee: Campbell) and their family of three daughters: Norma Johnston and her children, Barbara Beckett and children, Alex, Margo and Heather; Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr (Teresa) and children Shyla and Deon; Heather (Bruce) Gurskey and son, Kohler; Shirley (David) Prohar and children, Captain Derek (Jody) and son Owen, Christopher (Jenette); sisters, Elizabeth Duckett and Shirley Hartley; brothers, Burt (Val) Johnston and Donald (Anne) Johnston; special nephew, Garth (Liz) Hanna, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. William Wallace Johnston was born March 27, 1920 on the family farm in the Horizon District. He attended West Lawn School. Wallace married Jeanie Campbell on May 25, 1942. They began farming in the Glasnevin District where they lived for 45 years, moving to live in Ogema for the last 20 years. Jeanie and Wallace Celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary this past May, 2007. Wallace enjoyed working with horses all his life. He was a history buff and an avid reader. He also enjoyed sports, coaching women's ball in his younger years, and remained a big sports fan. Wallace had a very special relationship with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, rarely missing any of their sporting events. He loved to visit with neighbors and friends, and was always very willing to help with any task. He will be deeply missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Bonita Chad officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema. The Pallbearers were grandchildren: Barbara Beckett, Kohler Gurskey, Jacki Farr, Curtis Farr, Derek Prohar and Christopher Prohar.
- Ethel Eileen Katherine "Effie" (nee Lowes). On Monday, March 10, 2008, Ethel Eileen Katherine "Effie" Jones of Pangman, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her parents, Anne and Leslie Lowes; her husband, Gronwy; sister, Alice; daughter, Heather; step-sisters, Geraldine and Dolores. Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Eileen Tunall of Pangman, and her children: Gayle, Darryl and Brady; son, Kenneth Jones of Regina; daughter, Gloria Jones of Radisson, and her children, Adrianne and Margo (daughter of Heather) and great grandchildren; step-sister, Estelle Gross of Lethbridge, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Effie was born February 3, 1923 in Tonkin. Her family moved to Pangman in 1924 and she took her schooling there and in Rhien. On December 18, 1941 she married Thomas Gronwy 'T.G.' Jones at Pangman where they raised their four children. Effie worked alongside T.G. on their farm in the Amulet area, always taking her "Meals on Wheels" to the 'back 40'. When they moved to town, she spent endless hours at their business, Jones Implements, selling repairs and parts. T.G. and Effie were actively involved with Bethel Assembly, where Effie enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years. They were also involved in various organizations and community groups. Effie's father was in WWI and she kept active in the Royal Canadian Legion on his behalf, always placing a wreath on November 11. She was an avid collector of dolls and antiques, and was an auction enthusiast. Effie's attention to detail and order showed in her sewing as well as her garden, which always attracted hummingbirds, much to Effie's delight. Her most cherished times were spent with her family, creating memories of fun, laughter and warmth. Effie's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have learned the immeasurable value of family from her. Funeral service was held Monday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. from Bethel Mission Church, Pangman, with Rev. Rodger Halvorsen officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Tom Webb, Elwood White, Rick Jones, Darryl Tunall, Wayne Lozinsky and Byron Ledingham.
- Thomas Gronwy. On Monday, August 8th, 2005, Thomas Gronwy Jones, late of Pangman, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his mother and father, four brothers: Reg, Lloyd, Ken and Elwyn, one sister, Louise, and by one daughter, Heather. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ethel of Pangman, and their family: daughter, Eileen Tunall of Pangman, and her children: Gayle Lunsford of Memphis, Tenn. and her family: Blaine, Olivia, Cannon and Abigail, Darryl (Cindy) Tunall of Wilcox, and their children: Emma, Thomas, Hunter and Maria, Brady (Andrea) Tunall of Sunderland, ON and their children: Blaine and Shae Lynn; son, Ken Jones of Regina; daughter, Gloria Jones of Radisson, and her children: Adrianne and Margo and her family, Kayla and Colton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas Gronwy Jones was born August 24, 1916 at Amulet. He was raised in the farming community as were his four children. He started school at Linden school in 1923 and attended from grades one to ten, then finished high school in Ogema. On December 18, 1941 he married Ethel Lowes at Pangman, where they farmed and raised their family. T.G. was one of the original shareholders of Weyburn Inland Terminal in 1976 and went on to hold numerous positions in the organization. He served on the boards of the local Bethel Mission Church, Trossachs Gospel Camp, and Full Gospel Business Men's International. In his later years, T.G's interest in restoration of antique tractors became his most beloved hobby. Other interests were his devoted love of horses and cattle. He also enjoyed traveling. T.G. had an uncanny ability to compute figures at calculator speed and accuracy. He also knew by memory the serial numbers of all his equipment. Thomas Gronwy maintained his commitment to all aspects of community life and he portrayed a vivid interest in the political scene. Through his death we have celebrated his life. Funeral service was held Thursday, August 11 at 2:00 p.m. from the Pangman Rec. Centre, with Pastor Rodger Halvorson officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Darryl Tunall, Larry Yingst, Tom Webb, Rodger Sambrook, Wayne Lzinsky, and Mark Jones. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
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- Anne Katherine (nee Vogel) passed away in Regina, SK on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Margaret Vogel; husband Lorenz Kaip (1995); infant granddaughter Jacqueline Kaufmann; grandson Marlon Walker; brothers, Mike, Max, John Vogel; as well as sisters Minnie, Amelia, and Matilda. Anne will be sadly missed by her children; Marg (Max) Kesslering of Moose Jaw and their children Sharon (Keith), Brian (Debbie), Darryl (Wivi), Lynn; Amelia (Buford) Walker of Edmonton, AB and their children Benton, Jordan, and Nathan; Kathy (John) Kaufmann of Pangman, and their children Bruce, Allan (Barb), Kristine and Todd (Cindy); Caroline (Carl) Kesslering of Viceroy and their children Kelly (Kathy), Tim (Annette), Carla and Sherri; Janet (Don) Prentice of Regina, and their children Greg (Renate) and Jana (Leo); sisters Kathy and Amy; as well as 23 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, from the Holy Angel R.C. Church in Pangman, Father Peter Pham presider. Interment at Khedive Cemetery. Pallbearers were Allan Kaufmann, Tim Kesslering, Bruce Kaufmann, Brian Kesslering, Todd Kaufmann, Darryl Kesslering, Benton Walker, Kelly Kesslering, Nathan Walker, Greg Prentice and Jordan Walker.
- Kristine Denise, late of Weyburn, SK passed away peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 44 years. Prayers will be said on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Both will be held from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Interment will take place at Khedive Cemetery, Khedive, SK.
- Michael "Mike" John Kaufmann passed away May 10, 1999 in the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Grande Prairie, AB. Mike was born near Pangman August 26, 1929 to Nicklous and Victoria (Eller) Kaufmann. He grew up on the family farm three miles east of the village of Pangman. This farm was in part, the original homestead of his namesake and grandparents who emigrated from Yugoslavia in 1902. He attended school in Khedive, Notre Dame College, Wilcox and Chicago School of Diesel Mechanics, Edmonton. Mike was an avid sports fan and a very competitive participant, playing baseball, hockey, curling and his later years developed a passion for golf. His fondest sport recollections included his tenure as the centre fielder for the Pangman All Star Baseball Club when baseball flourished in Saskatchewan during the late 1940's and early 1950's. Mike married his teenage sweetheart, Ruby Lillejord April 28, 1953. They lived in Pangman, Regina, Calgary, and in 1972 joined the Vulcan Equipment firm in Grande Prairie and was employed there until his retirement a few years ago. Mike was predeceased by a brother, Ernest, his mother and father, Victoria and Nicklous, and his loving wife, Ruby. Surviving family members include sister Evelyn, Khedive; John, Pangman; Bill, Calgary; and his much loved offspring: Debbie (and Jim), Calgary; Donna (and Tim), Rockyford; Dale (and Shannon), Red Deer; grandchildren: Tammy, Tanya, Amanda, James, Mitchell and great granddaughter Dallas, all of Calgary. Funeral service in celebration of Mike's life will be held Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 9614-108 Ave., Grande Prairie. The family expresses its appreciation to the staff of Unit "3 North" at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for their caring and professional attitude.
- Suzanne "Susie" Dorothy (nee Maze). Funeral service for Susie Kaufmann, late of Pangman, who passed away May 3, 2005 at the Radville Marion Health Centre, at the age of 88 years, was held on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 am from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman, with Father Prince Kurisinkal officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. Prayers were held Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. The pallbearers were: Dennis Eckert, Wes Eckert, Devin Eckert, Eric Kitching, Alvin Kaufmann and Todd Schwindt. Susanne Dorothy Kaufmann was born October 29, 1916 on the home farm NW 14-7-20 West of 2nd. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Emma Maze; her loving husband, Lawrence Kaufmann; and by her entire family: brothers, Tony (Ann) Maze, Martin (Betty) Maze, Joe (Caroline) Maze, John (Rose) Maze and one sister, Emma Maze. Susie leaves to mourn her two sons: Ken (Joyce) Kaufmann and Cliff (Suzi) Kaufmann, and one daughter, Lorraine (George) Eckert, all of Pangman; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, whom she thought the world of and adored each and every one of them, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
- Melvin Lloyd Kazell passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2007, at St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Melvin was born in Bengough, on September 8, 1947. He will be sadly missed by his family. Mel was predeceased by his son, Jeff and his sister, Viola Elaine. He is survived by his parents, Cecil and Viola Kazell; his loving wife, Della; daughters, Yvonne (Ron) Holowaty, Melanie (Paul) Maxin; son David Kazell; his four grandchildren; and sister, Dona Harrison. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogema United Church.
- Marjorie Bertha (nee Underwood) Keen passed away at Weyburn Special Care Home, Weyburn, on January 30, 2012 at the age of 89 years. Marjorie was born on December 25, 1922 in Khedive to Leo and Lillian Underwood. She was raised in Khedive, and attained her Grade 10 education. On June 9, 1941 Marjorie married John Keen on a farm near Khedive. She was an active church member, a member of the Anglican Church Women, the church choir and the Alter Guild. Marjorie was also active in the community as a volunteer. She was involved in the Heritage Village and with the Salvation Army Women’s Group. She was recognized for volunteering more than 1600 hours at the Saskatchewan Hospital. In 1988 Marjorie and John shared a National Volunteer Award for their work with the Canadian Mental Health Association. Marjorie also enjoyed 10 years with the Variations Singing Group. She liked to crochet, attend Church Bible Study and spend time with her family. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Lillian Underwood; sister, Peggy Geeves; grandson, Robert and her husband, John Keen. Marjorie will be lovingly remembered by, daughters, Margaret (Horst) Zilch of Preeceville, and their children, Thomas and Eric; Shirley (Logan) Bjarnason of Stoughton, and Shirley’s children, René Doyon and Micheal Doyon; son, Dave (Charlene) Keen of Weyburn, and children, Jared and Devin as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation was held Friday, February 3 from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. A funeral service was held Saturday, February 4 from All Saints Anglican Church, Weyburn with Reverend Catherine Harper officiating. Interment took place at Green Acres Memorial Garden, Weyburn. Pallbearers were Dave Keen, René Doyon, Thomas Zilch, Jared Keen, Eric Zilch and Devin Keen.
- Eugene. On October 29, 2006, Eugene Kerowatski passed away peacefully in his home in Regina, at the age of 78. Eugene was predeceased by his parents, Anna and John Karwatski, his siblings, Peter and Mike Karwatski and Jenny Hrabarchuck, brother-in-law, Elwin Carter and father and mother-in-law, Peter and Elizabeth Ortman. Eugene leaves to mourn his loving, dedicated wife, Agnes of Regina and his sister, Mary Lagae of Winnipeg, MB along with his children: Lorraine Bugera, Prince Rupert, BC, Val (Gary) Wing of Weyburn, Joan (Darryl) Borys of Regina, Lloyd (Pat) Kerowatski of Weyburn and Audrey (Bob) Hunt of Campbell River, BC. He will also be missed by his 11 grandchildren, Melissa (Owen) Scott of Ceylon, Graham (Angeles) Wing of Weyburn, Greg Wing (Charlotte) of Calgary, AB, Chad Borys (Carla) of Regina, Sean Borys of Regina, Tanya (Richard) Tessier of Regina, Miranda Borys (Zack) of Regina, Tessa (Shaun) Scrupps of Weyburn, Tanner Kerowatski of Weyburn, Dan Hunt of Lake Cowichan, BC and Calico Hunt of Duncan, BC. He also leaves his 11 great grandchildren who all held special places in his heart, Bradon, Brooklynn and Brody Scott, Gabriel and Grayson Wing, Ian, Zachary and Keely Borys, Christopher and Colby Tessier, Hannah and Ethan Scrupps. Eugene also leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law: Theresa Carter (Lloyd) of Weyburn, Adam (Joyce) Ortman of Weyburn, Joe (Fran) Ortman of Weyburn, and Bill (Ev) Ortman of Regina. Eugene was born on November 20, 1927 in Aaron, Saskatchewan and was raised in Benito, MB. Anna, Eugene's mother and his brother, Peter, were killed in an electrical accident when he was two years old. At the age of 11, he left for Stalwart, Saskatchewan to work with his uncle on various farms. At the age of 15, he went to British Columbia to work on the railroad. The railroads took him throughout BC and eventually back to Khedive. Before he came to Khedive, Eugene came to appreciate his love for music while he played with several bands, one time even playing at the famous Watrous Dance Land! It was also there in Khedive that Eugene met, fell in love with and soon married the love of his life, Agnes Ortman. They were married September 20, 1948. Eugene and Agnes started out their lives together living in a CPR bunkhouse in Khedive. Through hard work, perseverance, and love for each other, Eugene and Agnes overcame hard times and made several moves including to Estevan and Prince Albert, until they settled in Weyburn in 1955 where they raised their five children. Eugene held several jobs that he always took a great deal of pride in and worked at very conscientiously. He drove taxi, worked at Souris Valley, Laing's Beverages, and the bottling industry, and owned and operated hotels in Lipton and Craik. For years, Eugene and Agnes also opened their hearts and homes to several children in need of love from Ranch Ehrlo. Eugene will be loved and missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his family, the great pride he took in his children, and the sheer pleasure and delight he derived from his grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially when they were babies. Prayers were held on Tuesday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel. Funeral service was held Wednesday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, with Father Gerry Bauche as celebrant, and Tessa Scrupps gave the eulogy. Active pallbearers were: Chad and Sean Borys, Graham Wing, Dan Hunt, Tanner Kerwatski and Zack Michel. Honorary pallbearers were: Greg Wing, Richard Tessier, Owen Scott and Shaun Scrupps. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, followed by lunch at McKenna Hall.
- Elsie (nee Ashton). On Thursday, November 25, 1999, Elsie Kesslering, late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, Ada and George Ashton; and one sister, Ida Brown. Elsie leaves to mourn her husband of 64 years, Max Kesslering; one daughter, Yvonne (Keith) Kessler; four grandchildren: Clayton (Lorrie) Kessler of Pangman; Dallas (Marsha) Kessler of Saskatoon; Joan (Ryan) Kennedy of White Court, AB; Keitha (John) Thompson of Yellow Grass; eight great grandchildren: Sean and Tyler Kessler, Steven, Laura and Trent Kessler, Olivia Kennedy, Jack and Amy Thompson; one sister, Doris Johnson of Surrey, BC; one brother, David (Doris) Ashton of Sechelt, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews. Elsie was born March 14, 1918 in Parry, SK. She took her schooling in Moose Jaw, completing grade 10 in Regina, continuing on at Balfour taking a secretarial course. Her early years were spent in Moose Jaw, moving to Regina, than back to Parry. She married Max Kesslering on October 19, 1935 in the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church at Pangman. Elsie was active on community recreation groups. She was also an active bowler at Parry. She was involved with the U.C.W. League, and was a member of the United Church. She lived at Parry on the farm until November 1979 when she moved to Pangman. She resided there until she was placed in Souris Valley Extended Care Center in June 1992. She loved sewing, knitting and crocheting, and would make new things out of old. Elsie and her husband Max loved playing cards and visiting with their neighbors who were very important to them. Funeral service was held Monday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Pangman United Church with Rev. Doug Ponto officiating. Interment followed in Pangman cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Leroy Hanson, Allan Ashton, Harold Olson, Leroy Jackson, Leslie Ashton and Garth Krauss.
- Max. On Tuesday, January 16, 2001, Max Kesslering, late of Pangman, passed away at the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Marian Kesslering; his wife, Elsie Kesslering; two brothers: John and Martin "Mike" Kesslering; two brothers-in-law: Steve Wingert and George Seitz; and one sister-in-law, Eva Kesslering. Max leaves to mourn one daughter, Yvonne (Keith) Kessler of Pangman; four grandchildren: Clayton (Lorrie) Kessler of Pangman; Dallas (Marsha) Kessler of Saskatoon; Joan (Ryan) Kennedy of White Court, AB; and Keitha (John) Thompson of Yellow Grass; nine great grandchildren: Sean and Tyler Kessler, Steven, Laura and Trent Kessler, Olivia and Sarah Kennedy, Jack and Amy Thompson; one sister, Anne Seitz of Regina; one sister-in-law, Anna Pingert of Weyburn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Max Kesslering was born on July 28, 1912 to Frank and Marian Kesslering at Parry. He had two brothers: John and Martin (Mike); and one sister, Anne. He grew up at Parry and went to school at the Wild Rose School. He was awarded a trophy in grade eight for the most gopher tails at school. On October 19, 1935 he married Elsie Ashton, and they had one daughter, Yvonne Joan. Max farmed all his life. He and Elsie moved to Pangman in 1979. He lived there until 1997. His next move was to Deep South Personal Care Home, where he lived until his passing on Jan. 16, 2001. Max enjoyed visiting and playing cards with his neighbours. He was a true hunter and was such a strong man. His family was very important to him, and he will deeply missed by all those he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m. from Pangman United Church, Pangman, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Harold Olsen, John Boldt, Gary Kesslering, Leroy Hanson, Ernie Kesslering and Garth Krauss.
- Audrey Margurette (nee Rolston), late of Weyburn, and formerly of Pangman passed away on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Audrey was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Karl Kessler; her daughter, Verlene Linton; her parents, Edward and Eva Rolston; great-granddaughter, Amber Dawn Moore; great great-great-grandson, Kohler Bronson Moore; three brothers: Ray, William and John Rolston; and her sister Pearl Rainey. Audrey is survived by her children: JoAnne (Lloyd) Pitcher and their children: Trevor (April), Charles (Tracy), Danielle (Clay) Parks, Paulette (Paquito) Drouin; Fern Kessler (Bill Ward) and her children: Donna (Garry) Moore, Lorraine Nyhus, Glen Nyhus; Bob (Lorraine) Kessler and their children: Jolene, Sasha (Jamin) Hackl and Naomi; Richard (Sherry) Kessler and their children: Kathy (Joel) Melanson, Jeff (Millecent), Jerry (Cherie); Charles (Jackie) Kessler and their daughter, Brittany; Cheryl (Darrell) Rowland and their children: Tina (Scott) Fettes, Mandy, Carla (Grant); son-in-law, Dwight Linton and his children: Steven (Sheena) and Stuart (Jana) Linton; twenty one great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Cook of Kelowna, BC as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for Audrey was held at RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. All in attendance were considered Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed at Pangman Cemetery, Pangman.
- George passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the age of 93 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Kay of 67 years; son, Barry (Louise); grandchildren, Ryan (Char), Kevin, Angie (Troy), Amanda (Regan) and Justin; great granddaughter, Chloe; two brothers, two sisters and two sisters in law along with many other numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by four sisters, three brothers and grandson, Joshua. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Pangman Recreational Center, Pangman, SK.
- Katherine "Kay" (nee Trembowelski) Kessler, late of Weyburn, SK passed away July 17, 2013, at the age of 98 years. Kay was predeceased by her parents: Peter and Sophie Trembowelski; her husband George Kessler; grandson Joshua; sister Olga MacDonald; brothers and sisters-in-law. Kay is survived by her son Barry (Louise) Kessler, Pangman, SK; her grandchildren: Ryan (Charlotte) Kessler and their daughter Ashtyn, Medicine Hat, AB, Kevin (Sarah) Kessler and their daughter Isabella, Vibank, SK, Angie (Troy) Bigalky and their daughters Emily, Brooke, Maddison, Regina, SK, Amanda Kessler and her daughter Chloe, Regina, SK, Justin Kessler (Laurae Anderson), Weyburn, SK; brother-in-law Kay MacDonald, Saskatoon, SK; sisters-in-law: Vi Kessler, Pangman, SK, Flo Kessler, Regina, SK, Gertie Dorgan, Regina, SK as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance for Kay will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK. Interment to follow at a later date at Pangman Cemetery, Pangman, SK. Honourary pallbearers will be all in attendance. A special thank you to the staff at Tatagwa View, Weyburn, SK and especially the staff at house 4.
- Kim Marie. We, the Tom Kessler family, are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our daughter sister Kim Marie Kessler, age 35, resident of the Wascana Rehabilitation Center of Regina, on Saturday, February 3, 2007. Kim was predeceased by her grandparents, Fred and Maxine Nast, grandfather Bill Kessler, uncle Ron Nast and aunt Donna Kessler. She is survived by her parents, Tom and Debbie Kessler, sister Robin (Charlie) Larson, brother Stewart, nephew Drayton Larson, and niece Ocean Larson, grandmother Vi Kessler, all of Pangman, and her best friend and sister of the heart Karen (Josh) Froh of Regina, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Because of a birth injury Kim spent only three years at home before becoming a foster daughter to Chuck and Barb Bayley of Estevan and then to John and Cindy Westinberg of Regina. She became a resident at Wascana in 1993. Kim attended many different schools in Regina, and after becoming an adult she enrolled at Cosmopolitan Learning Center. There she painted modern art where one was purchased by the SARC Association. She loved horses, swimming, coming home for a visit, shopping, going to dances, movies - she was a people person. Her funeral was held Friday, February 9 at the Pangman United Church with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole officiating. Thanks to the staff and friends at Wascana and at Cosmopolitan Centres for the loving care they showed Kim.
- Bertha (nee Frank), passed away February 9, 2004 at the age of 78. Bertha was born in the Ogema area March 22, 1925. As a young adult, she moved to Vancouver, BC where she met and married Martin Klatt of Yellow Grass in 1949 and together they raised a family. Predeceased by her husband Martin Klatt, parents John Henry and Sussanah Frank, one sibling in infancy, sisters Maria Luebke, Amolia Tondevold, brothers Henry Frank and Fritz Frank, she is survived by her children Susan (Jim) Penfold, Qu'Appelle; Janet (Allan) Bjarnason, Courtenay, BC, David (Nicole) Klatt, Courtenay BC; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brothers Jake (Ruby) Frank, Chase, BC and Vic (Ella) Frank, Ogema; sister-in-law Dorthy Frank, Kamloops, BC. The memorial service was held in Burnaby, BC on February 14, 2004
- John B. Klippenstine (1915 - 2008), late of Trossachs, passed away on June 5, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital, Regina, at the age of 92 years. John was predeceased by his mother and father, Maria and Bernhard Klippenstine; wife, Helen Klippenstine; son-in-law, Lawrence Schultz; brothers and sisters, Bernhard, Peter, Frank, Mary, Katherine, Henry and Cornelius. John will be lovingly remembered by his three daughters, Katherine Klippenstine of Trossachs, Doreen Schultz of Regina, and Judy Klippenstine of Trossachs; grandchildren, Michael, Darren, Stacie (Patrick) Saunderson; great granddaughter, Georgia as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev Barnabas officiating. Interment took place in Trossachs Cemetery. The pallbearers were Bob Copper, Eric Dorsch, Ken Klippenstin, Bob Moule, Dale Klippenstine and Marvin Moore.
- Ruby Anna was born April 30, 1930 in Ogema District and passed away peacefully at Bengough, SK on the 3rd day of October 2012 at the age of 82 years. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Jacob Kozack and her daughter Gloria Howse (Kozack), as well as her numerous brothers and sisters. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son Mervin Kozack (Marie) of Kayville, SK and his children Courtney and Jolene (Rob); son-in-law Wayne Howse of Regina, SK and his children Dennis (Tracy) and Brianne (James) as well as three great grandchildren Brayden, Macy and Rain. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home Hwy #1 East, Regina on Tuesday, October 9th , 2012 at 2:00 p.m with Rev. Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating.
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- Alex Emile Lacaille (1926 - 2011). It is with sadness in our hearts we announce that Alex Emile Lacaille passed away on Nov. 2nd, 2011 at the High River Hospital, with his family by his side. Alex is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Tillie; his daughter, Diane (Robert) Delanoy; and grandchildren; Kelly (Nadia) Delanoy, Chris Delanoy and Lisa (Scott) Woodruff. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Bourassa and brothers; Harvey (Dorothy) and Omer Lacaille, sister-in-laws; Mary Heinzman, Bernie Verot and brother-in-law; Mike (Gayle) Lanz, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father and mother; Henry and Audelie (Fradette) Lacaille, his father and mother-in-law; Mike and Margaret (Schaefer) Lanz, as well as many sister and brother-in-laws. Alex was born March 18, 1926 at Ogema, Sk. In 1931 he and his family moved to Radville, Sk. where they began farming in the Soda Lake district . Alex began helping on the farm at a very young age. By the time he reached his early 20ís, he and his brother, Harvey, ran the farming operation together on their own. Being raised during the dirty 30ís, made him very resourceful. There was a use for everything and success in doing everything well. Alex married his beautiful, young bride, Tillie, on June 18th, 1952. They were blessed with a daughter, Diane, who was born in 1953. In 1974 Alex and Tillie moved into town and in 1986 Alex fulfilled a lifelong dream to live in the beautiful mountains of B.C. In Kelowna he continued farming on a smaller scale, as a hobby gardener. Alex was never very fond of snow and in the late 1970ís, he and Tillie began spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona. They were able to do so for over 35 years and only last winter did he have to experience snow one last time. Alex belonged to the "pool league" in Good Life park and he enjoyed many hours with his buddies. Playing a good game of cards, or happy hours on the patios brought him pleasure, but his greatest pleasure in life came from watching his beautiful grandchildren grow. He was so proud of each one of them and he took great delight in hearing what new accomplishments or adventures they had to share with him. In 2002 Alex and Tillie made their last move to High River, AB. to be close to the family and it was here that Alex spent his last days. "You fought a brave fight, your battle is done". Rest in peace. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in High River. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in High River.
- Edith Donalda (nee Daley). On Sunday, October 5, 2008, Edith Donalda Laliberte of Ogema, Sask. passed away in Regina at the age of 87 years. Edith was predeceased by her parents, Mary and William Daley; her husband Edgar Laliberte in 1990, brothers and sisters: Clara Harrison, William Daley, Victoria Erickson, Mary Linton, Olivia Stewart, Gordon Daley, Florence Preece and Ruth Wilson. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her son, Randy (Deanne) Laliberte of Balgonie and grandsons, Travis and Tanner Laliberte; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Edith was born April 24, 1921 on a farm north of Amulet, Sask to Mary and William Daley. She had six sisters and two brothers, they were a very close family. She received all her schooling at Amulet, School. Edith loved music and she taught herself to play the guitar. She met Edgar Joseph Laliberte at a dance and they were married November 9th, 1943 at Amulet. She became a farm wife and then the "World's Best Mom" when their son, Randy was born. Edith was a member of the Bures Ladies Aide, the U.C.W., and many community organizations such as the Red Cross, Dance Clubs like the Glasnevin Twirlers. She held strong political beliefs and worked for the CCF and NDP parties. She also drove the School Bus. Edith enjoyed playing her guitar as well as square dancing, round dancing and singing. Old Time dances were her favorite. They lived on the farm 15 miles north of Ogema during the summer months and resided in Bures during the winter. They spent two winters in Vancouver, and moved to Ogema in 1975, where she continued to be involved with community groups. She was a member of the Ogema United Church, singing in the choir for many decades, was a leader in the UCW at Ogema and organized many of the lunches and meals for many funerals and other functions. Edith was a strong, dignified lady with solid moral family values. She lead by example and gave of herself for the betterment of others. Funeral Services were held Thursday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. from the Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Mary Iverson, Barry Hingtgen, Jerry Tondevold, Joe Hompoth, Don McCracken, Harold Tidlund and Don McCowan. The Active Pallbearers were her nephews: Larry Wilson, Rick Daley, Darcy Barth, Gordon Stewart, Donald Linton and Edgar Siljer.
- Paul Frederik Larsen passed way in Regina on Thursday, January 28, 2010 after a short illness. He was born on the family farm at Parry in 1927, where he farmed and raised a family with his wife, Jewel (Brock). He loved the southern plains, his community and its people. Paul was active in his community giving long service as a municipal councillor, school trustee and member of the United Church. His passions were old time music and the company of friends and family, preferably together. In recent years he picked up his old mandolin and wore out a car as he and Jewel travelled southern Saskatchewan to play with and for his many friends. Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jewel, sons Neil (Donna), Garth, Rod (Wendy) and Brent (Cynthia), and his 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederik and Karen, his brother Audon, sisters Agnes and Erna, daughter-in-law Karen, and great granddaughter, Victoria. A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 in the Milestone United Church with Rev. Tim Ellis officiating. The family extends its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Regina Pasqua Hospital for their care and compassion.
- Anna Louise (nee Daniels). On Monday, June 19, 2000, Anna "Ann" Louise Lee passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Center with her family by her side, at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her parents, Silas and Oline Daniels; her husband, Thomas (Bert) H. Lee on July 24, 1988; one sister Emma Boulter; two brothers: Orville Daniels and Charles Daniels; stepmother Mary; and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Anna is survived by her loving family: two daughters: Lorraine (Doug) Cameron and their family: Daniel, Kathleen and her daughter Catherine; Tammy (Murray) Rudolph and their sons Douglas and Michael; Alice (Rodger) Howse and their family: Warren (Michelle), Linda (Lyle) Boston, Leonard (Shelly); one son Norman (Bonny) Lee and their family: Trisha (Chad), Tracy and Gary; three sisters: Helen Vandergrift, Faith Brown and Margaret (Malcolm) Dowling; one sister-in-law Marjorie Daniels; as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Ann was born October 18, 1915 at Quimper, Sask. the youngest of five. She went to school at the country school near Wallard, Sask. She lost her mother in 1916. Her father remarried in 1923 and two girls were born to that marriage. Ann moved to the Forward area in 1935 to her aunt Nettie Cousins. On October 26, 1938 Ann married Bert Lee at the Cousins farm. They lived on the family farm until 1971 when they moved into Pangman. In 1993 she moved to Avonlea, to Crocus Villa in 1995 and Souris Valley in August of 1999, where she lived until her passing. Ann had many hobbies including sewing, playing cards and scrabble, knitting and reading. She was a good sewer and made many articles of clothing including her daughter's wedding dress. Music was a very big joy in her life. She had a very strong faith and was very involved in the church. She loved to play and sing hymns, and played the organ in the church at Khedive for a time. She also played at school dances, joined in quilting bees, church picnics, school picnics and enjoyed getting together with neighbours. Sunday was a special day in the Lee household where they had many visits with neighbours, played cards, made homemade ice cream and had musical "jam" sessions. They enjoyed traveling to Ashcroft, BC, Crosby, USA, Morse, Swift Current, and Duchess, AB to visit relatives. Funeral service was held Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. from Pangman United Church, Pangman, with Rev. Christa Eidsness officiating. Interment followed in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. Pallbearers were: Warren Howse, Leonard Howse, Daniel Cameron, Glenn Daniels, Ross David and Murray Rudolph.
- Don Leguee passed away suddenly on February 5, 2009, at the age of 87. Don was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Winnifred Leguee, one sister, Grace MacPhail, two brothers-in-law, Lloyd MacPhail and Gordon Clay. Don is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Leguee, Weyburn, his children: Elaine (Herb) Willberg, Aldergrove, BC and their children: Christa and David; Norma (Ross) Banga, Regina and their children: Kelly (Doug), Wendy (Jarrett), Robin (Addie); Barb (Rick) Smart, Weyburn and their children: Melissa, Samantha and Kristin; Russ (Sharon) Leguee, Fillmore and their children: Sarah, Jake and Amber; one great grandson, Hunter. He also leaves two sisters, Eleanor Clay and Ruth (Wayne) Hannan along with numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born of February 5, 1922 in Melita, MB. He was the second child of four and the only boy. They grew up on a farm North of Ogema. The 1930's hit them hard with drought and grasshoppers. He finished Grade 10 and started farming with this parents, but along came WWII and he felt the need to go. Returning home after the war, he settled into his farming life, then along came a pretty young teacher named Elsie Johnston and in 1952 they were married. Elaine and Norma were born in Bengough and in 1956 they moved to the farm 12 miles west of Fillmore. Barb and Russ were born in Weyburn. Dad and mom continued farming there and in 1983 they built a new home near the farm and lived there until November 2008. They then moved to Weyburn to a new condominium. As Don became older, he took up and loved fishing, so in 1986 they bought a lot at Diefenbaker Lake and built a cabin where he spent many hours of fun with family and friends. Later dad took great pleasure in driving around checking in fields and making sure we were doing things right. Everyone knew his little red truck and could always count on dad for a ride to pick up equipment from another field, or whatever needed to be done. Dad had a great fun loving side, it didn't matter where we went he was surrounded by kids. There was always a twinkle in his eye that never faded.
- Margaret Mary Leonard, late of Ogema, Sask., passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Legion Hall, Ogema with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating. Interment will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:30 am in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, Sask.
- Marvene Inez (nee Lovejoy), passed away on Sunday August 26, 2007 at the age of 80 years, at the Weyburn General Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Elizabeth Lovejoy; her husband John Jacob Lewis; sister, Marge Hickman; great granddaughter, Dominique. Marvene is survived by her six daughters: Sherry (Richard) Kessler and family, Kathy (Joel) Melanson, Jeff (Millicent) Kessler, Jerry (Cherie) Kessler; Deborah (Harlan) Fellner and family, Deanna (Steve) Martin, Shawn (Lisa) Fellner; Pat (Joe) Schmidthiesler and family, Tanya Doege (Kevin Gamracy), Amanda White (Rennie Blechinger); Johnna Brunsdon (Garry Spur) and family Allison Brunsdon (Kevin), Arnold (Barbara) Brunsdon, Starla (Troy) Erickson, Samuel Erickson; Jeanne (George) Kiraly and family, Greg (Kirby) Kiraly, Adam Kiraly (Tiffany Calibaba); Margaret Lewis (Todd Beedle); 15 great grandchildren; sister, Bernice Rang, numerous nieces and nephews. Marvene was born in Aurora, South Dakota. She married John Lewis on February 27, 1949 and they had six daughters. The family moved from the United States to Pangman, in 1967, where Marvene lived for the next 30 years. She was involved in the figure skating club and other activities the girls were involved in. She also helped John run the family business as distributor for the Lewis Cattle Oiler Company. Marvene moved to Weyburn in 1997 to be closer to her family after the death of her husband. There she made many new friends and spent many hours with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would often babysit and attended many of their activities such as, dance recitals, bowling, soccer and hockey games. Family was everything to Marvene and she will be greatly missed by each and every one of them. A private family memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 28, at 1:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment was held at Pangman Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were all her grandchildren.
- David James. On Wednesday, April 14, 2004, David James Liggett, late of Pangman, passed away at the Radville Marian Health Centre, at the age of 92 years. David James Liggett was born March 5, 1912, the eldest of 13 children, to David and Lydia Liggett of Corbo, Clogher County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Dave came to Canada to his uncle James' farm at Moreland 75 years ago. He worked on that farm and many others in the Lang and Yellow Grass area throughout the 30's. He enlisted in the Canadian army in April 1943 and served in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in the service corps. in 1944 and 1945. He was a life long member of the Canadian Legion. On August 4, 1943 he married Henrietta (Net) Smith in Vancouver, BC. She had been a neighbour's daughter at Moreland. They celebrated their 60th anniversary last August. After the war they returned to Saskatchewan in 1947 to farm his uncle's farm at Moreland for some 30 years before retiring to Pangman. Dave served on the Red Rose School Board and the Milestone School Board. From 1970-1980 Dave served as councillor for the R.M. of Norton and from 1980 to 1986 as Reeve. He remained active until quite recently, living at home until 2002 when he moved to the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman. Dave had been able to return to Ireland for many visits and he also enjoyed hosting visits from brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews from Ireland. Predeceased by his parents, David A. and Lydia Liggett; brothers: Sam, Joe, Robert, Fred, John and Tom; sisters: Isabella Giles and Molly (Mary) Sloan. David is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Henrietta of Pangman; two sons: Jim (Marla) Liggett of Winner, South Dakota, USA and his children: Leslie (Kevin) Cleary and son Casey; Jason Liggett and son Wylie Fauth; and Fred (Vera Knox) of Pangman; one brother, George (Isa) Liggett of Clogher, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; three sisters: Kitty Mayne of Clogher, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; Anna Porter of Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, N. Ireland; and Charlotte (George) McCrory of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, N. Ireland; brothers-in-law: George Smith of White Rock, BC and Henry (Opal) Smith of White Rock, BC; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, April 19, at 2:00 p.m. from the Pangman Rec. Centre, Pangman, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Honorary pallbearers were: John Didrick, Bill Doughty, Bert Kessler, Stan Doughty, Don Wilson and Barry Morrow. Grandchildren, Leslie and Jason participated in the service. The Last Post Service included members of Pangman Legion Branch #180 and Dwight and Edna Morrison from Bengough. Interment will be at a later date.
- Henrietta "Net" (nee Smith) was born November 26, 1914 at Moreland on the farm where she grew up. She attended Red Rose School nearby. Net was the middle child of five born to Thomas and Margaret Smith, both whom were Irish immigrants. Her father died suddenly and his funeral was on her 17th birthday. After struggling through the 30s, the family moved to central British Columbia in the fall of 1937, to where other friends, neighbors and relatives had gone before. She worked as a housekeeper and waitress and when the family moved to Vancouver Net worked for the Singer Sewing Machine CO. as a service technician. A neighbor in Moreland had a nephew come from Ireland to work, David Liggett. When Dave was doing advanced training in the Canadian Army at Red Deer in 1943, Net was a waitress in a local café. They were married in Vancouver on August 3, 1943 and two weeks later he was shipped out to England. After WWII they both worked in Vancouver, but returned in April 1947 to his Uncle's farm in Moreland where they also raised two sons Jim and Fred. They farmed there until 1974 and retired to a new home in Pangman. Net was an avid gardener and also enjoyed cooking. She cross country skied and liked to swim. Net became very involved in the Pangman United Church. Following several strokes she became an early resident of the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman in January of 1997, before moving into Tatagwa View Nursing Home in Weyburn in January 2006, where she was until the time of her passing. Net passed away on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her mother & father, Margaret and Thomas Smith, brother, George, sisters, Susan and Margaret, niece, Susan and husband, David Liggett. Net will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Jim (Marla) Liggett of Winner, SD and their children, Leslie (Kevin) Cleary, their son, Casey and Jason (Christa) Liggett and their son, Wylie, Fred (Vera) Liggett of Pangman, brother, Henry Smith of Maple Ridge, BC as well as many numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Pangman United with Kathy Gudnason officiating. Interment took place at Pangman Cemetery, Pangman.
- Alfred Lillejord (March 17, 1925 - February 2, 2010). Alfred passed away with family by his side on February 2, 2010 at the age of 84. He was predeceased by his wife Annetta (Nyhus), his parents, Olaf and Mabel, his brothers Gus, Mel and Allan, his sisters Hattie Fraser, Alice Colbow and Lily Doege. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Terry (Randy) Bell and grandchildren Peter (Sheri) Bell, Steve (Gina) Bell and Chris (Judy) Bell, his daughter Alma (Dennis) Schneider and grandchildren Tanya (Jason) Gebhardt, Chad Schneider, Trevor (Tabatha) Schneider and Andrea (Steve) Holtkamp, his daughter Ruth (Mark) Zieg and grandchildren Jason (Kim) Zieg and Jennifer Zieg, his son Doug (Joanne Mallory) Lillejord and his son Lloyd (Leanne) Lillejord and grandchildren Hayley, Natalie and Layne Lillejord, he is also survived by 16 great grandchildren, his brother Ernie (Shirley), sisters-in-law Freida Lillejord and Alice Lillejord, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to House 7, Tatagwa View for all their kindness. A celebration of Alfred's life was held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Pangman School Gym, Pangman. Interment is to follow at a later date.
- Evelyn Margaret (nee Anderson) Livingstone, late of Weyburn, passed away on February 14, 2001 at the age of 84 years. Evelyn was born on January 7, 1917 to Andrew and Anna Anderson in Trossachs. She went to school in Trossachs from grade one to twelve. She also went to Normal School in Saskatoon. She always said "I had a wonderful childhood." She enjoyed games, sports, swimming, curling, travelling, beachcombing, dancing, reading and baking. She married Ralph Livingstone in Saskatoon in 1939. She taught school in Trossachs Primary Room. She was Secretary of Home and School Association. Active in the United Church and the U.C.W. and was president of U.C.W. and an Explorer Leader. Evelyn and Ralph lived in a number of places where Ralph taught school before they moved from Stoughton back to Trossachs in 1947. The family lived on the Livingstone farm until they moved in 1976 to Winnipeg, where Ralph sold insurance until he died in 1990. Evelyn came back to Saskatchewan in 1995 and lived in Bison Manor for 2-1/2 years before she moved into the Weyburn Special Care Home in 1998. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents: Andrew and Anna Anderson; her husband, Lawrence Ralph Livingstone; four sisters: Ellen, Lillian, Gladys and infant sister Ivy; one brother, Erling; and four half brothers: Henry, Ernest, Arnold and Eddie. Evelyn is survived by one daughter: Joan (Frank) Klippenstein of Trossachs; two sons: Larry (Agnes) Livingstone of Niverville, MB; Alan (Theresa) Livingstone of Winnipeg, MB; three sisters: May (Carl) Crump of Trossachs; Alice Wedge of Vancouver, BC; Norah Hogg of Saskatoon; eight grandchildren: Debbie (Kerry) Bathgate of Yellow Grass; Diane (Darren) Berg of North Battleford; Donna (Ron) Dyck of Coronach; Larry Jr. (Morag) Livingstone of Winnipeg; Trudy (K.) Moghaddam of Niverville, MB; Kerry Livingstone, Melissa Livingstone and Christina Livingstone, all of Winnipeg; 14 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harold Crocker of Swift Current; as well as many nieces and nephews. All who came to celebrate Evelyn's life were considered honorary pallbearers. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends.
- James "Jim" Victor was born October 30, 1918 in the Adell School District to Robert and Roberta Longley (Houston), the second youngest of a family of seven. Jim left school during the thirties working at home and for neighboring farmers. In 1942 he joined the active army then volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals for immediate overseas draft, leaving for Europe on June 1st where he was a linesman and returned home in June 1946. He then started farming his own land in the Key West District, northwest of Ogema, Saskatchewan. Jim married Georgiena Parry in 1948. They had two children: Bryan in 1949 and Linda in 1952. Along with farming he worked for the Ogema Rural Telephone Company for 2 years, drove school bus for a number of years, then worked for the Co-op in Ogema, then for Dunn Bros. also in Ogema.. Jim was a member of the Anglican Church and the Royal Canadian Legion, and was on the Board of Trustees for the Milestone School Unit for 7 years. He was well known for his calling Square Dances and reciting poetry. Jim lived at the Bengough Nursing Home for approximately 12 years then moved to Tatagwa View Nursing Home in Weyburn for approximately 3 years where he passed away March 7, 2009 quickly and peacefully. Jim will be sadly missed by his children Bryan (Yvette) and Linda Longley, grandchildren Corynna (Cory) Perry, Moria (Dan) Pulfer, Shane Longley, Codie Longley (Dustin McFadden); great-grandchildren: Ethan and Joshua Perry and Hayden and Mackenzie Pulfer; as well as in-laws: Clara Longley, Hildur Parry, Berna Krueger, Kay Parry, Joe Myden, as well as many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors and the staff and residents from the nursing home. The funeral service was held on Thursday March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Ogema United Church with Rev. Isabella Frank, officiating. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery. The active pallbearers were Cory Perry, Shane Longley, Dan Pulfer, Neil Longley, Dale Klippenstine and John Peterson.
- Charles Andrew. Sunday, September 9, 2001, Charles Andrew Loucks, late of Pangman, passed away suddenly at the age of 74. Predeceased by his loving wife Frances, an infant grandson Allan Hermann, brother Vernon and his parents, Joseph and Elsie. Charles is survived by six children: Timothy (Kathleen) of Pangman and children Patricia and her daughters Cheyenne, Krystal, Holly and Michelle; Albert (Darlene) of Pilot Butte and children Evan, Colin and Todd and his daughter Kara; Phyllis (John) Hermann of Weyburn and children Steven (Holley), Jason and Candace; Edward (Shawna) of Saskatoon and children Tamara, Derek and Mathew; Ira (Marcella) of Regina and children Levi and Branden; Ann (Kevin) McKague of Ogema and children Kerry and Nicole; one brother Ken of Victoria, BC; one sister, Ida (Vernon) Hingtgen of Ogema; two half-sisters, Gloria Casely and Bonnie Smith of Edmonton, AB; two brothers-in-law, John (Hazel) Isted of Regina and Leslie (Lynne) Isted of Kitimat, BC; three sisters-in-law, Del Loucks of Victoria, BC; June (Fred) Fisher of Pangman and Estella (Richard) Strobl of Pangman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Les and Eldora Isted of Pangman. Funeral service to be held Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pangman Recreation Center, with the Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment will take place in Pangman cemetery.
- Charles Lozinsky, late of Ogema, SK. passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the age of 81 years. Charles was predeceased by his parents Isadore and Mary Lozinsky; brother Joseph Lozinsky; two brothers in infancy; brothers-in-law: Mike Popowich, Mike Thoms, Edward Bayda, Mike Bunko, Ernest Thoms; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Popowich, Nettie Popowich, Kaye Popowich. Left to cherish Charles is his wife of 60 years, Elsie; his children: Wayne (Connie) Lozinsky, Linda (Darryl) Wiles, Tim (Edie) Lozinsky, Barbara (Roy) Engel; grandchildren: Kenneth (Monique) Lozinsky, Shannon and Brenna Lozinsky, Shelanne (Chris) Longley, Valene (Rod) Eberle, Daralyn (Josh) Lawrence, David (Jen) Lozinsky, Dallas (Janelle) Lozinsky, Lauren (Evan) Topping, Kaitlyn Lozinsky, Joel and Jayden Engel; great-grandchildren: Jordan Lozinsky, Payton, Dillyn and Riese Longley, Colbey Eberle, Colten and Broden Lawrence, Pierce, Halle and Rhett Lozinsky, Kaiden, Ayla, Ashlyn and Connor Lozinsky, Isabella Topping; sisters-in-law: Angela Lozinsky, Ann Thoms, Kay Bayda, Darlene Bunko, Olga Thoms, Rose Kaminski; brothers-in-law: Peter Popowich, Fred Popowich; he was 'Uncle Charlie' to numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers for Charles will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK. A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK, with Father Anthony Pangan, celebrant. Pallbearers are David Lozinsky, Kenneth Lozinsky, Dallas Lozinsky, Joel Engel, Chris Longley and Josh Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers are all in attendance. Interment to follow the Service at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, SK. Lunch will be held at Ogema Heritage Hall following the Interment.
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- Gloria Jean (nee Wiles) June 4, 1940 - January 8, 2002. Jeanie passed away with family at her side in the Bengough Health Centre, Tuesday, January 8th, 2002, at the age of 61. Left to mourn is her loving husband Bryan of Glasnevin, Sask., two sons Darrell (Pam) and children Dalton and Kreston of Bengough, Lorrie (Laura) and children Ashley and Krystina of Glasnevin, her mother Edna Wiles of Bengough, brother Gordon (Sharon) Wiles of Regina, sister Marilyn Morley of Chitek Lake, brothers-in-law Bill (Fran) Martindale of Gull Lake, Curt (Marilyn) Martindale of Assiniboia, sister-in-law Myrna (Earl) Martindale-Owen of Glasnevin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jeanie was predeceased by her father Ken Wiles in 1985, brother-in-law Morrison (Moe) Morley in 2000 and father and mother-in-law Ed and Lily Martindale in 1979. Gloria Jean was born on the family farm on June 4th, 1940, the third child of Ken and Edna Wiles. She attended Glasnevin School until Grade 10 when she finished High School in Ogema. Jeanie married Bryan Martindale on September 8th, 1959. In 1960 they moved to Benson and then transferred to Carnduff. The first son, Darrell, was born on August 31st, 1961 in Gainsborough. Their second son, Lorrie, was born on October 10th, 1962 in Oxbow. In 1967, Bryan and Jeanie bought the Glasnevin Store. They were there until 1975 when they moved to the Wiles homestead where they still reside. She was actively involved with the United Church, a member of the Glasnevin Icicles and was willing to volunteer anytime she was called on. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, reading, puzzle books, puzzles, sports and tinkering with anything that needed to be fixed. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. The coffee was always on!! The Funeral Service was held at the Ogema United Church, Ogema, Sask., on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. All those in attendance and anyone who was a part of Jeanie's life were Honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were nephews: Codie Martindale, Kent Shaver, Lanny Martindale, Ken Morley, Charlie Morley, and Terry Zaparanuik. Joan Mooney gave the Tribute. The Ogema United Church Choir was accompanied by the organist, Ella Frank. Interment followed at the Ogema Cemetery.
- John Mazer, longtime farmer of the Amulet district passed away at his home in Ogema on August 28, 2005 at the age of 87 years. The funeral mass was held on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in St Edward's R.C. Church, Ogema, with Father Francis Kurisinkal officiating. Cross Bearer was grandson, Robert Mazer. Organist was Dorothy Madigan, the singing was directed by the Community Choir. Scripture readings were presented by Ernie Schenher and Bev Mazer. The Prayer of Intentions was led by Brenda Mazer. Many special family memories and a tribute to John's life was given by Wes Mazer. Urn bearer was Connie Taylor. Gifts in John's memory for either the Deep South Pioneer Museum-Transportation Division in Ogema or the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman were gratefully accepted by the family. Interment of the ashes will follow at a later date in the Amulet Cemetery. John Mazer was born January 6, 1918 to John and Amelia Mazer on the family farm in the Amulet district. John worked for his dad on the farm and later purchased the homestead in the early 1940's. He married Lena Ternes of Alameda on June 20, 1947 and this marriage was blessed with three children. Farming, family and hard work were John's life. Providing for his family was of utmost importance and he made many sacrifices to this. John was a good provider and became a successful farmer. He was very good at fixing machinery and he built all the buildings in the yard. He enjoyed the simple things in life. John was a great reader and a very good story teller. He loved a good political discussion and liked to watch baseball, especially the World Series. He loved spending time with his grandson, Robbie. After his retirement in 1984 to Ogema, John enjoyed playing cards at the Drop In Centre, staying close to the farm and spending time with family and friends. He will be dearly missed. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Amelia Mazer, his beloved wife Lena, two sisters, Betty Dodds and Annie Mazer, five brothers: George, Frank, Ben, Stanley and Ed. John will be deeply missed by his daughter, Connie (Garfield) Taylor of Regina, sons; Wes (Beverley) of Regina and Gerry (Brenda) of Ogema and cherished grandson Robert, many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were in care of Piche-Hawkins Funeral Chapels. Assiniboia- Gravelbourg.
- Raymond John Leonard. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ray on Thursday, August 17, 2006. Ray is survived by his wife, Darlene, his daughters, Mandi and Mallory; his parents, Margery and Henry Mazer; parents-in-law, Janet Beck-Trofimenkoff and Fred Trofimenkoff and Jack and Joyce Beck; sisters-in-law, Donna and husband Albert Verbeurgt and Deanna and husband Dave Kwochka; nieces, Skyelar and Taylor Verbeurgt and Danielle and Chelsea Kwochka; aunts and uncles, Ann and Stan Marks, Nellidean and Art Weeds and Nellie Sutton; cousins and friends. Ray is predeceased by his grandparents Mike and Elizabeth Mazer and Lillian and Walter David and several aunts and uncles. Ray was born in Regina on March 14, 1952 and at the age of 3-1/2 years he was the chosen son of Margery and Henry Mazer and they raised Ray on their farm at Amulet. Ray completed his B.A.-L.L.B. at the University of Saskatchewan and at the present time ran his own law practise with Darlene at his side. Ray's pride and joy were his two daughters, Mandi and Mallory. Through his worrisome attitude he wanted the best for them and wanted them to strive to do the best they could in whatever endeavour they undertook. Ray was a no nonsense person and expressed what he thought and believed in. Ray enjoyed all aspects of politics and campaigned to get his man elected. Ray was the President of the Souris Moose Mountain Riding Association. He enjoyed talking farming and was always concerned about the crops. He would always pick samples of grain to determine the quality and number of kernels in the head. He enjoyed going for coffee and talking with the guys. Ray always kept up with the news, rarely missing the noon, supper and evening newscasts and read the Leader-Post avidly. He was always on top of the latest new released movies and enjoyed watching them. He also enjoyed spending time with the family kitty, Roxy. Ray will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
- James David McCracken of Ogema passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the age of 81 years. James was born to Walter and Marie McCracken, February 21, 1930 on the family farm. James is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Shirley (nee Fulmore); daughter Colleen (Richard) Hubbell, grandchildren David (Megan) and Chris; daughter Joan (Mihail) Ionescu; son Jeff (Marie-Claire), grandchildren Steven and Patrick; son Stan (Sharilyn); brothers Don and Roy (Naomi); sisters-in-law Marie McCracken and Marie McCracken; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Marie (nee Crandall) McCracken; sister Grace; brothers Walt, Bill (Anne), Bob and Harold; sister-in-law Marg McCracken; and grandson Michael Hubbell. Funeral service was held on Thursday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina with Pastor Bill Luther officiant. Organist was Carol Luther. Active pallbearers were David Message, Dana McCracken, Brandon Duncan, Grant McNutt, Matthew McNutt and Brian Jordison. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery.
- Stuart (September 25, 1922 - January 5, 2015). Stuart McKague passed away peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife, Donella; parents, Hedley and Florence McKague; stepmother, Myrtle McKague; sister, Dorothy Evans. Stuart is survived by his sisters, Marion Buckler and Margaret Breuer; sister-in-law, Belva Breadner; his nine children, Donna (Grant) Welke; Ross (Brenda) McKague; Carol (Greg) Leonard; Judy McKague (Mark Woodall); Dale (Dorothy) McKague; Lonny (Lucianne) McKague; Rick (Debbie) McKague; Kevin (Ann) McKague; Robert McKague; his grandchildren, Jill Welke (Scott Harwood); Colleen Leonard (Dimitri Deneux); Kara Leonard-Schmidt (Trevor Schmidt); Richelle Leonard (Jas McConnell); Stuart (Tanya) Leonard; Michelle Buglas (Kevin); Matt Woodall; Ashley McKague (Jon Frost); Jessica McKague; Angela McKague-Thomas (Ryan Thomas); Beth (Jeremiah) Bucko; Taylor McKague; Scott McKague (Shannon Twardowski); Lisa MacGillivray (Chris); Kerry (Mark) Wilcox, Nicole (Colby) Zieglgansberger; Shaylene McKague; Christohpher McKague; 16 great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Marie Barr LPM officiating. Interment to follow at the Ogema Cemetery. Lunch will follow at the Ogema Heritage Hall.
- Oliver Carlyle. On April 16, 2003, Oliver Carlyle McKerricher passed away at the Bengough Health Center, Bengough, at age 69. Oliver was born on June 12, 1933 in Bengough. He attended school in West Lawn and Horizon. In 1950, he purchased a farm in the West Lawn district. He married Jean Verboom on October 13, 1952. Together they operated a mixed farm and raised four children. Over the years, Oliver was involved in square dancing, hockey and 4-H. He also served on various committees including the Bengough School Board, the Bengough Community Center, and the Bengough Knox United Church board. He loved country life - the farm, his family, his friends, and neighbors. For over 20 years he farmed with his sons. In the fall of 1997, Jean and Oliver retired to Ogema. Even in retirement he still went to help out on the farm. Other interests included woodworking, bowling and traveling. Oliver loved to travel. He enjoyed trips to England, Europe and many parts of Canada and the United States. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Leona McKerricher. Oliver will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Jean. His children, Arlinda (David) Johner and their family, Karena (Lane Alsager), Jennie (Travis Anderson) and Justin, all of Maidstone; Mark (Diane) McKerricher and family, Garret and Leah of Bengough; Cindy (Tim) Murray and family, William and James of St. Catherines, ON; Zane (Kim) McKerricher of Bengough. One great grandchild, Ericka Alsager. One brother, Gerald (Gladys) McKerricher of Ogema. Aunt Clara Hart of Fillmore. Numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service was held in Bengough Knox United Church on Saturday, April 19 with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Pallbearers were nephews: Rocky McKerricher, Larry McKerricher, Gary Taylor, Ed Greenawalt, Ron Moser, Kevin Verboom, Ken Whyte and Glenn Scott. Interment followed at the Ogema cemetery.
- Alvin Alexander "Bud". On Thursday, January 10, 2002, Alvin Alexander McLellan, late of Nipawin, and formerly of Khedive, passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, Susan and Dan McLellan; one daughter, Deana Dore, on grandson, Dustin Dore, one brother-in-law, Frank Fellner, father-in-law, Bill Schmidt and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Guille. Bud is survived by his children: Debra (Pat) Balfry of Port Alberni, BC; Daniel (Roberta) McLellan of Nelson, BC; and Donald (Kathy) McLellan of New Westminster, BC; five grandchildren; two sisters: Myriel Fellner of Weyburn and Shirley (Ernie) Lillejord of Radville; one brother, John (Irene) McLellan of Regina; his closest friend, Adaline Ferne Schmidt of Nipawin; as well as three nieces, three nephews and several cousins. Bud was born at Khedive on April 21, 1928, the second of four children. He received his schooling at Khedive, and when finished he worked at home on the farm. In 1953 Bud married Pearl Renz. After marriage he worked at the telephone exchange in Pense. He also drove gravel truck for a while. He worked in Calgary, AB for a few years as a labourer. Upon his return to Weyburn in 1980 he worked at the Royal Hotel as a handyman until he retired. He has resided with his friend, Adaline Ferne Schmidt in Humboldt until four years ago when they moved to Nipawin where he lived until his passing. Bud enjoyed carpentry work. He liked to visit with friends and family and also play cards. He loved music and like to sing as he had a very nice voice. He liked to work in the yard and garden and took pride in keeping everything neat and tidy. He was a jack-of-all-trades and liked working with his hands. Funeral service was held Tuesday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Khedive Cemetery, Khedive. Pallbearers were: Russel Lillejord, Glen Lillejord, Lorna Lillejord, Pam Zastrow, Sandra McLellan and Brian Colbow. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Douglas Charles of Ogema (September 9, 1958 - October 30, 2006). Beloved husband to Donna Marie; stepfather to Marty (wife Rocio) and Amy (husband Greg); grandfather to Haven, PJ, and Eden; son to Vivian; brother to Jane (husband John) and Keith; nephew to Joyce, Val (husband Hugh); and, uncle to Aaron, Seth, and Hannah. He is predeceased by: father Dick Mead; grandparents Douglas and Barbara Mead; Arthur and Alice Douglas, uncle Bill Douglas; and, cousins Douglas and Murray Gibson. Doug was welcomed into God's eternal grace after a two-month battle with cancer. He was an honest hardworking man that always made time for friends and family. He participated in community events with a passion, loved spending time in the fields, and developed a love of fishing. A special thanks goes out to the entire community of Ogema led by Gordon and Greg that helped get this year's harvest off the fields. The Legion Hall in Ogema hosted a service of remembrance on Friday November 3, at 11:00 a.m.
- Edith Melchert, late of Weyburn, SK. passed away October 5, 2013, at the age of 91 years. Edith was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Willametta Gordon, her husband Ardell Melchert, brother Roy Gordon, sister Ida Ohm, nephew Clifford Gordon. Edith is survived by her sons: Martin Melchert, Calgary, AB, Garry (Linda) Melchert, Montreal, QC, Gordon (Zakia) Melchert, Regina, SK; daughter Brenda (Daniel) Greff, Weyburn, SK; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nephews and a niece along with many friends. A service of remembrance for Edith will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, SK. with Garry Melchert, officiating. A private family interment will be held at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, SK.
- Doris Gloria 'Dot' of Bragg Creek, Alberta died peacefully on November 14, 2012 at Agape Hospice in Calgary at the age of 85. Dot was born July 7, 1927 at Ogema, Sask. where she grew up on the family farm and attended school. She later attended secreterial college and worked in Regina where she met and married the love of her life David Austin Miles on October 6, 1951. Together they shared Dave's many career moves in Alberta, Houston, Texas, and San Francisco, California with kids-in-tow before returning to Canada and settling in Bragg Creek to feed the birds and care for horses, gardens and grandchildren. Dot was a gentle soul and doted on her husband, family and friends. She is lovingly remembered for her grace and dignity by her children Kurt, Wendy (Ken), Jack and Patrick (Kerrie), and her adoring grandchildren Lindsay, Brendan (Paula), Kate, Elise (Devin) and Megan. Dot is survived by her brother Ivan and sister Genevieve and is predeceased by her parents Dina and Waldemar, her sisters Del and Kay, and her devoted husband David. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel at Eden Brook Funeral Home (corner of 17 Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road) on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
- Oliver Miller passed away peacefully at the Weyburn General Hospital on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the age of 91 years. He was born in Edgeworth and operated the family farm until his retirement. He then enjoyed many years of volunteer work at the Deep South Pioneer Museum in Ogema, helping to get many pieces of antique farm machinery back in operating condition. Oliver had a great love and appreciation for music, and enjoyed playing the trumpet and accordion. His humour and friendly nature will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. Oliver was predeceased by his wife, Wilma, and son, Frank. He is survived by his son, Ed Miller and daughter, Brenda Kapp; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 PM from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Ogema with Reverend Luther Heintz officiating. Interment will be held July 7 at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema.
- Wayne. On January 29, 2012 Wayne Moerike of Pangman passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his wife Frances; grandson Ivan; sisters Elaine and Donna and brother Laverne. He will be lovingly remembered by his four children Charlotte (Jim) Wrigley, Gloria, Dwight (Lois) and Duane (Jen); 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; siblings Maxine (Howard) Birnie, Mavis Topliss, Carmen and Daryl; as well as numeorus nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Ogema on Friday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service was held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Saturday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m.
- Cecil James Kennedy. On Monday, September 6, 1999, Cecil James Kennedy Mooney, late of Pangman, passed away at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his parents, Norman and Mary (Maime); his wife, Mary; one sister, Marion Hill; and one brother-in-law, Albert M. Hill (Bud). Cecil is survived by his nephew, Elton (Pat) Hill of Ogema and great nephew, David (Nola) Hill and their family: Ashley, Kaylan and Brittney; and great niece, Charlene (Colin) Guraluick of Kayville and their family: Cody and Tyson, as well as many cousins and their families. Cecil James Kennedy Mooney was born July 11, 1915 at Glasnevin, SK. He took his schooling at Thorndyke School. In 1953 he married Mary George at Assiniboia. Cecil and Mary lived on the farm until for health reasons, she moved to the home in Bengough. Mary passed away in March of 1992, and Cecil moved to Ogema in 1993, then went to Pangman Personal Care Home in 1997, where he lived at the time of his passing. Cecil's main interest was farming. He enjoyed attending Ogema Fair Day and Christmas Day was also very special to him. He was very musical, playing the piano and singing his favorite tunes. He will be sadly missed by all those he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Christa Eidsness officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Larry McKerricher, Bob Verboom, Terry Mooney, Earl Owen, Blair Knutson and Darryl Wiles.
- Lloyd William Moore was born November 17, 1920, late of Trossachs, passed away on November 14, 2003 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, Emanuel & Caroline Moore; father and mother-in-law, Charles & Hilma Munro; brothers: George and Ivan; sister, Rachel; daughter, Sharon; sons-in-law: Ed Vansteelandt, Len Webber and Bill Jones. Lloyd leaves to cherish his many happy memories, his loving wife and best friend of 61 years, Lorraine; sons: Charles (Val) Moore and Allan Moore; daughters: Elaine (Len) Krueger, Lois Webber, Brenda (Rick) Sadler, Reta (Bruce) Myren, Connie (Garent) Larsen, Patsy (Larry) Galbraith and Twyla (Eric) Dorsch; 26 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; sister, Stella Nelson; sisters-in-law: Edna Henderson, Joyce Moore, Vera Bissett, Agnes (Al) Brooks and Bea (Cam) Sylvester. Lloyd was born on the family farm four miles west of Trassachs. He took his schooling at Coral and Trossachs and received his mechanics papers in Moose Jaw. In addition to being a lifelong farmer, Lloyd ran the theaters with Lorraine in Trossachs, Ogema, Ceylon, Hardy, Minton, Lake Alma and Goodwater. He was a car salesman in Radville for Johhny Cruso and Robertson Motors. He coached the men's ball team and the women's softball team. He ran the Radville Curling Club. Lloyd and Lorraine owned the Trossachs garage and store and he was also the overseerer of Trossachs. Lloyd had an extended family in Arizona where they have been spending their winters. Lloyd's love for his family and dear friends was his greatest devotion. Lloyd's kindness, generosity, selflessness, strong convictions and his joy of life made him a very special person. The family would like to thank his many friends and relatives for their support during this difficult time. Funeral service was held Monday, November 24, at 2:00 p.m. from the Grace United Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Carolyn McBean officiating. Active pallbearers were grandchildren: Edward Vansteelandt, Darin Vansteelandt, Ian Sadler, Kelly Webber, Brent Sadler, Trevor Sadler, Curtis Myren, Aaron Larsen and Adam Larsen. Interment followed at the Trossachs Cemetery.
- Don Moser of Saskatoon passed away at RUH on December 16, 1999 at the age of 49 years. His memory will be lovingly cherished by his wife of 17 years, Bonnie (Hoffer) and children Patrick, Kelsi and Eric, as well as sister Marylou (Lorne Huber) and brothers Rick (Sandra), Cliff, Joe (Monica) and Mike (Darla), in-laws John and Ella Hoffer, Marlien Morrell, Ramon (Nelda), Donna Drummond (Jack), Shelby Gwozdz (Don), Richard (Annalee), Wendy Cebryk (Michael), numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Don was predeceased by his parents Jack and Josie Moser and brother-in-law Jack Morrell. Don was born in Regina on November 5, 1950 and grew up in Khedive. He completed a six year posting with the navy in 1974, then a two year Recreation Technology course at Kelsey, during which time he joined HMCS Unicorn Naval Reserve and met his wife Bonnie. Don started with SaskTel in Weyburn in 1979 and transferred to Saskatoon in 1982. Don was a joke-teller, a story-teller, a singer of songs. To his children, he listened, explained, cuddled and supported their many activities. He will always be a part of us. A celebration of Don's life was held at Augustana Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, December 20 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor David Hunter officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Edward Lawrence Marry Murray, late of Radville, passed away February 25, 2003 at the age of 86 years. He was born February 18, 1917, Sec. 30, Twp. 7, Rge. 22, W2nd, R.M. #70, Ogema, Saskatchewan to Frank and Elizabeth Murray. In 1919 they moved to Santa Cruz, California then Rupert, Idaho then later on moved to Pomona, California. In 1930 they returned to the farm at Ogema. He married Violet Wyatt in 1945 in Ogema. They were blessed with three children; John, Valerie and Clarence. Edward farmed four miles west of Ogema for seven years and then they moved to the original homestead of his father, Frank Murray. He loved working and training horses on the farm. They lived there until retiring to Ogema in 1979. He lost his wife in 1996 and in 1997 he then moved to the Radville Marian Centre. He attended the Catholic church all of his life. His gentle ways will be missed by family and friends. Predeceased by his parents: Frank in 1955, Elizabeth in 1974; his wife, Violet H. (Wyatt) in 1996; his brothers Francis, George, Walter; his sister Marie. Edward is survived by his three children: John (Vicki) Murray of Standard, AB, Valerie (Grant) Dunn of Ogema, Clarence (Janet) Murray of Ogema; his six grandchildren: Lorelei (Mike) Haberl of Calgary, AB, Michelle (Kent) Connors of Calgary, AB, Korey Dunn of Regina, Donna Dunn of Calgary, AB, David Murray of Regina, Matthew Murray of Ogema; his four great grandchildren; Mitchell, Chelsea, Sean, Shelby; one brother: John of Ogema. Funeral service was held Friday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, Ogema, with Father Prince celebrant. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery. All in attendance were considered honorary pallbearers.
- Andrew Forbes. On Sunday, October 7, 2001, Andrew Forbes Myren, late of Ogema passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Florence Myren; half-brother Sid; half-sister Ethel; brother Teddy and sister Ida. Andy is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elsie Myren of Ogema; his children: Morley (Valentine) Myren of Vancouver, BC and their children: Jason and Robyn; Fay (Frank) Myren Gorham of Panama City, Florida and their children: Kevina and Curtis; Wayne (Shauna) Myren of Ogema and their children: Dustin, Kassi and Jenna and Jimmy (Sheila) Pagan of Crossfield, AB and their children: Andy and Kim; one brother, Gordy (Marj) Myren of Dryden, ON and one sister, June (Don) McDougall of Langley, BC as well as many nieces and nephews. Andy was born and raised on the family farm at Ogema on February 28, 1921. He received his education at the public school in Ogema. On June 28, 1941 he married Elsie Greenawalt at Ogema. During WWII he was in the South Saskatchewan Regiment Reserves. Andy was self employed as a farmer from 1945 until retiring in 1980. He lived in Ogema for 80 years. Andy enjoyed searching for and the restoration of antiques and antique farm equipment. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting. He was one of the founding members of the Deep South Pioneer Museum, a member of the IOOF Lodge for 55 years, and contributed to and instructed the 4-H welding classes. All family gatherings and parties were part of his life. He truly had a love for his family. Funeral service was held Thursday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were: Chet Grainger, Jim West, George Bacon, John Leonard, Art Stirling, Lawrence Gamble, Dave Snelling, John Murry and Charles Grainger. The active pallbearers were: Dale Edworthy, Ed Greenawalt, Allan Myren, Roy Stirling, Lloyd Gieg and Al Martin.
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- Myrna Shirlene (nee Kyle). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Myrna Nagy after a courageous battle with cancer. Myrna passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 4, 2013. To mourn her loss are her children: daughters Kelly (Brad) with grandchildren Lindsay (Chev), Chase (Whitney), Devon (Katie) and Braden, Shauna (Bob) with grandchildren Dustin (Allison), Kassi (Troy), Jenna (Wayne), Pam (Rod) with grandchildren Shelbi, Brittinay, Jacey, and Tanner; son Troy (Kathy) with grandchildren Meagan (Richard), Codie (Niki) and Regan. Also great grandchildren Raylee, Dailyn, Nixon, Kruz, Wayne, Sadie; sisters Coralie Libby, Judy and Sharon Kyle; brothers Gordon and Howard Kyle as well as numerous nieces and nephews.Myrna was born in Bengough in 1939. After living in several communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Myrna and family moved to Ogema in 1974 and bought the hotel. Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved working outside in her big, beautiful yard. Various plants and colorful flowers always blooming! And that huge Crabapple tree! Many great memories were made in that backyard and will always be held in our hearts! Mom had a great love for animals and music. Always having dogs, cats and birds to liven up her house along with the music of Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Reid and country music always playing in the kitchen! Myrna also worked as a hair dresser for 25 years in Ogema. During her career we were lucky enough to have “free” haircuts for three generations of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!! She really enjoyed visiting with her clients (friends) over the years and was very thankful for their support. Moms wish was to stay at home during her illness. That was made possible up until a week before her passing. Words can never express how thankful we are for all of the care and help mom received from neighbors, friends and homecare girls. Mom spent the last week of her life in the Bengough Personal Care Home. The care and compassion she received from Dr. Oberholzer, nurses and staff was second to none and we are so thankful for that! What a beautiful place! A service of remembrance for Myrna was held on Monday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema United Church, Ogema with Rev. Isabella Frank, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance.
- Harvey Leroy Newman passed away on September 23, 2003 at the Pasqua Hospital with his family at his side. Harvey was born on June 25, 1919 in the Trossachs area. He served as a Leading Aircraftsman in the RCAF from 1942 to 1945 in Alaska and Europe. He was predeceased by his parents Herbert and Ida Newman and brothers: Francis, Everett and Lloyd. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Joy; his children: Mary (Gavin) Jensen and their two girls Diana and Shanna; Ken Newman; Kim (Angela) Newman and their daughter Tina; brothers: Mel (June) and Calvin (Mary); sisters: Evelyn Power and Pearl (Phil) Bretz as well as many nieces and nephews. As a result of the depression years Harvey had a tender heart for the unfortunate. He sponsored many children through World Vision and contributed to a number of Christian organizations. Harvey had a passion for helping his family and helped with harvest for many years in his retirement. He was an avid walker and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Saturday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate Harvey's life with Rev. Jack Bray officiating.
- Lars Peter (known to everyone as L. P.) Nielsen passed away quietly in his sleep on January 13, 2003 at the age of 97 years at Radville. Predeceased by his parents, Hans and Katrina; his wife Edna; brothers Peter and Niels; sisters Kristina, Marne and Anna Marie. L.P. will be remembered by his son Donald (Elaine) of Wilcox; grandchildren Karsten (Tobi) of Weyburn; Patrick (Shawna Lischka) of Estevan. Great grandchildren Katelyn Nielsen; Brittany Nielsen and Dylan Nielsen. His sister-in-law Iva Ashton of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. L. P. was born May 12, 1905 in Tostones, Denmark. He immigrated to Canada in 1927. He met Edna Ashton here and after a long courtship, they were married in 1939. They farmed in the Parry area until 1985, when they retired to Pangman. L. P. will be remembered for his love of horses, his land, his quick-wit and physical strength. He was a kind and caring man and will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral service was held January 18 from the Pangman United Church with Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed at the Parry Cemetery, Parry.
- Caroline Margaret Nurnberger, age 97, died peacefully in her sleep at the Deep South Special Care Home, Pangman, Wednesday, January 12, 2000. Caroline was born May 2, 1902 in Lidgerwood, Richland Co., North Dakota. With her family she moved to Carpio, N.D., Yellow Grass, then Ogema and finally, in 1919 to the farm outside of Glasnevin, where Caroline made her home until her passing. Caroline was a hard working pioneer with a farmer's heart. She loved working with cattle and horses and, for as long as she was able, raised an abundance of chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. Gardening was a personal passion and many a neighbor received the abundant fruits of her labor. Caroline homesteaded for a brief period in the Peace River Valley district of BC in the early 30's. When she returned to Glasnevin, it was to support her parents, Jake and Edith, and particularly, her brother John, in the running of the original family farm. Having never married, Caroline made her community her family. She was an avid and life-long member of the Glasnevin Homemakers, as well as the Rebekah Lodge. Never did you leave the Nurnbergers without a mouth-watering lunch or meal. Coffee and visiting were high priorities and Caroline entertained her company with vast portions of local history (complete with dates) that she had committed to memory. Caroline was a strong-willed woman with a determination equaled by few. Even when her health began to fail, in the mid '90's, Caroline continued to "visit" with homecare workers over chocolates and grape pop. She was a special friend, neighbor and auntie until the end. Caroline was the last living member of her original family, having been predeceased by her father John Jacob, her mother Edith, her sisters: Dora, Margaret and Gladys and her brothers, Henry and John, and her niece Edith (Hugh) Williams of St. Brieux, also died in July 1999. Caroline is survived by her nephew John Nurnberger (Liz) of Parksville, BC; nieces, Dorothy (Wilson) Murray of Regina, and Lois Morrison of New Mexico, USA. Several great nieces and nephews will also miss their special "Aunt Caroline." Funeral service was held at the Ogema United Church, Saturday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Linda Harrison officiated. Honorary pallbearers were members of The Glasnevin Homemakers, The Rebekah Lodge No. 27, and Caroline's many caregivers and friends. Pallbearers were: Terry Mooney, Bryan Martindale, Bruce Mossing, Corvin Mossing, John Owen, and Earl Owen. The eulogy was given by Brenda Kernaleguen. The organist, Geraldine Taylor, was accompanied by the Ogema United Church Choir. Interment followed at the Ogema Cemetery.
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- August Olson late of Ogema, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2003 at the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Betty Olson, brother Albin and sister-in-law Tilly Olson; sisters: Jenny Olson and Bertha; brothers-in-law: Robert Booth and Alton Johnson. He is survived by two sisters: Anna (Chester) Grainger and Minnie Johnson, both of Ogema. Also numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. August was born November 25, 1914 on S.W. 18-7-21 W2. This was locally known as "Swede Town" because of all the Swedish immigrants living in such a close proximity. As a child he moved with his parents and sister Anna, to their new homestead on the N.W. 36-6-22 W2. This is where the rest of the family were born and raised. He attended Lyons School, which was one mile, as the crow flies, from the farm. After his father's passing in 1948, August lived with his mother on the homestead and in 1961 they moved into Ogema. After his mother passed away in 1974 August continued to live in Ogema and farmed from town. On June 12, 1998 he moved into the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman where he was lovingly cared for by the staff. August spent his whole life working the land he loved. He would drive out to the farm every day and either be working in the field or tinkering in the yard on machinery or a motor. There was very little he couldn't fix himself and he enjoyed electrical and mechanical gadgets, his patience was endless. His next love, besides farming, was his music. He loved to listen to music and play along with his violin. August played the violin at many functions in and around Ogema and at the Care Home to the delight of the residents. He also took on many plumbing jobs in Ogema when he wasn't busy at the farm. When August could no longer do all the farming he would enjoy driving to the farm to see what his nephew and great nephew were up to and do a little tinkering. He was always up to date on what was going on out there. He loved his coffee, so on his way back and forth to the farm he would stop in at neighbors to visit and enjoy a cup. Everyone, who knew August, knows he was a quiet man but a good listener. He was never a complainer or demanding of others. He liked a simple life. As we remember him the first thing that comes to mind was his favorite saying, "Yah, You Betcha". Funeral service was held Saturday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Ogema, with Neil Palmer officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were: Craig Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Carri Henheffer, Cory Henheffer, Shawn Schwindt, Stacy Schwindt, Tanya Schwindt and Allen Cordick.
- Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Howe) McCabe Otterman. On Thursday, January 10, 2008, Elizabeth Otterman passed away at the Bengough Health Centre, Bengough, at the age of 90 years. Liz was predeceased by her parents, Issac and Camelia Howe; her husband, Henry Otterman; brothers: Leonard, George, Bill and Ed Howe; and daughter-in-law, Linda McCabe. Liz will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Herb McCabe and his two children, Troy (Kassi Myren) McCabe and Tania (Bernard) Novak; and Merv (Bev) McCabe and their three children: Kathy (Kevin) Eden, Shawna (Troy) Verboom and Michelle (Brian) Meston, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn (Dave) Gerrans; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Elizabeth Howe was born October 23, 1917 to Isaac and Camelia Howe. She was the 4th of six children. She had four brothers: Leonard, George, Bill and Ed and one sister, Evelyn. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Dahinda, walking about a mile and a half to the Adell School each day with her siblings. Times were hard growing up, and Liz recalled gathering weed seeds from the threshing machine to burn in the heater in the winter. Growing up, Liz took part in sport, attended community dances and helped her mother with household chores and taking care of the family. She and Ev would take turns putting cow chips in the stove to keep it hot while their mother baked. She must have been a good teacher because Liz became a good cook herself. When she finished her schooling, Liz went out to work for neighbors. Music and dancing were something she loved all her life, she even played the harmonica. In 1939 she married George McCabe. While living on the Bow farm in the Adell district, they had two sons, Herb in 1942 and Merv in 1945. Two years later, they moved to Ogema where they ran the cafe for a year, and in 1948 settled on a farm in the Dummer area. She was a dedicated farm wife, looking after the boys, hauling all the grain each year. She also worked at the Dummer store and belonged to the Dummer Ladies Community Club. When she wasn't working outside, Liz loved to cook and bake for her family and was always busy canning fruits and vegetables from her garden and stocking her deep freeze with pies, cookies, pastries and all kinds of goodies. Her grandchildren also enjoyed that well stocked freezer full of tasty treats. When Liz wasn't busy working, she loved to play cards, socialize with friends, go to dances and had many hobbies like knitting, crocheting, cross stitch embroidery and sewing. One of her favorite pastimes was curling and she participated in league curling and many bonspiels throughout her life, with a case full of trophies to show for it. After raising her boys, Liz left the farm in Dummer, and was eventually remarried to Henry Otterman in 1967. They farmed in Dahinda until 1974 when Henry's brother Bill passed away and they moved to the Otterman homestead south of Glasnevin. There, they continued to farm and to raise cattle, horses and chickens. Along with farm work, Liz also worked in Bengough at Ridell's Store. She loved to be out and about and around people as much as she could. She loved to entertain, and always had a pot of coffee on for company, along with a plate full of baking. She and Henry traveled to England in the early 70's where she was able to meet her extended family for the first time, and in 1981 they traveled to the Phillipines, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Liz was known for her quick wit, her one-liners and her tendency to be stubborn, and as a grandmother, she was fun and playful. Even her great grandchildren enjoyed having her get down on the floor and play with them. Liz and Henry moved into Ogema in 1984, and eventually retired from farming. Aside from her family, her greatest pleasure was her yard, she took such pride in her perfectly manicured lawn, garden and flowers. She had one of the biggest corner lots in town and in her 80's, she was determined to maintain it herself. She took great pride in winning several awards for the best yard in town. Liz continued to curl well into her retirement and also discovered bowling, participating in three leagues, ladies, mixed and golden age, along with shuffleboard. She was very proud of her collection of trophies for all her participation in sports over the years. She entered the Bengough Health Centre in 2004 when her memory began to fade and her health concerns worsened, but she quickly made friends with the health care workers and fellow residents, doing what she could to care for others . To say Liz lived a long, happy and fulfilling life is an understatement. She lived every day with great passion and her 90 years were chalked full of wonderful memories, surrounded by a loving family and great friends - a life truly worth celebrating. A memorial service was held Monday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Isabella Frank officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
- Henry Richard Otterman was born December 3, 1920 in Bengough, and passed away at Bengough Health Center, September 2, 2004 at the age of 83. Henry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elizabeth; Herbert (Linda) McCabe; Tania (Bernard) McCabe; Tania (Bernard) McCabe; Troy (Lori) McCabe; Mervin (Beverly) McCabe; Kathy (Kevin) Eden; Shawna (Troy) Verboom; Michelle (Brian) Meston and 8 great grandchildren, Pernell (Debbie) Howe; Dawna (Mark) Mellon; Deanna (Marty) Johnson and families. Henry was predeceased by his parents James (Erie) Otterman and his brother William "Bill" Otterman. Henry attended Derganagh School and in 1942 joined the army and went overseas returning in 1946. Upon returning he farmed in the Dahinda area and in 1967 married Elizabeth. In 1974 they moved to the family homestead south of Glasnevin where they farmed until retiring to Ogema in 1995. Funeral service was held Monday, September 6, at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Teresa Burnett-Cole officiating. Interment followed at Bengough Cemetery, Bengough, Sask. Active Pallbearers were Kevin Eden, Troy Verboom, Brian Meston, Curtis McCabe, Troy McCabe and Mark Mellon.
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- Clifford John Paul (July 11, 1930 - September 10, 2007) was born in Khedive, the youngest of ten children. He had four brothers and five sisters. After finishing school Cliff worked at a variety of jobs throughout Saskatchewan from farming and logging to road construction and plumbing. In 1953, on a trip back home, he met Corinne Svedahl. They were married June 1, 1956 in Pangman. They lived in Regina until a business opportunity in 1964 brought them back to Pangman where Cliff opened up his "Super Farm Service" garage. In 1974 they moved onto an acreage in Duhamel, AB, where the family built their new home. Cliff began working as a rural mechanic instructor for the Alberta government in the winter and a carpenter in the summer. In 1999 they moved into Camrose, AB, to retire and build yet another house. Cliff was a true handyman; all his life he was building, renovating, or repairing. With his deteriorating health these past few years his tendency to delegate his numerous projects increased. However, he always took great joy in visits from his grandkids and family. It was his life-long love of nature that made him an expert regarding all types of trees, flowers, birds and animals. He always had an answer for everything. Cliff is survived by his loving wife Corinne, their three children: Cheryl Luckwell, Craig (Kristine), Carrie (Rob) Longhe, and Dave Luckwell; eight grandchildren: Lonney, Corey (Ashley), Larissa (John), Denae, Zachary, Alexander, Randy and Derek; three great grandchildren: Hannah, Aidan and Leland. Funeral service was held in Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Norway, AB. Interment in Camrose cemetery.
- Caroline Peterson of Ogema, Sask. passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the age of 84 years. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogema High School Auditorium, Ogema, Sask. Private Family Interment at the Ogema Cemetery.
- Anna H. (nee Hanson) Kesslering Pingert, age 87 of Moose Jaw, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006. Born April 25, 1919 in the Parry district, Anna was predeceased by her parents, Hans and Caroline Hanson, her first husband, John Kesslering in 1969, her second husband, Frank Pingert in 1993, three brothers and three sisters. Anna leaves to mourn her daughter, Maxine Kesslering (John Pederson) of Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Franklin Young, (Deneen, Adam and Taya Perret) of Cochrane, AB, Jean Anderson of Taber, AB; her three great grandchildren: Rebecca Anderson of Carlyle, Shauna Anderson and Jackson Noel of Taber, AB, and one sister-in-law, Annie (Wingert,Seitze). A graveside service was held at Memorial Gardens in Regina on Wednesday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Kreutzwieser officiateed.
- Anna J. (nee Dormuth), late of Radville, and formerly of Pangman, passed away on March 1, 2009 at the age of 96 years. Anna was predeceased by her parents, Leopold and Katherine Dormuth; husband Nicholas Pingert and grandson Darcy Pingert. She is survived by her daughter, Diana (Dennis) Day, Calgary, AB, and Diana's children: Vern (Kathy) and their children (Chelsea & Tyler), Deborah and her son [Dylan (Marcie) & their son Lane], Leanne (Chuck) and their children [Joshua & Jesse]. Her son Ronald (Laura) Pingert, Pangman and their children: Rhonda and her children [Fabreanne & Thomas], Clayton (Gaylin) and their children, [Raylene (Jason) and their son [Mason], [Dustin (Justine Lillijord) and Darcy], Leopold (Laura Jean) and their children, [Emory & Ronnie]; brother-in-law, Ted (Mary) Pingert, Pangman; sister-in-law, Louise Pingert, Assiniboia as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were held on Tuesday March 3 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday March 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Fr. Prince Kurisinkal officiating. Active pallbearers were Wilbur Aspen, Wayne Lozinsky, Brad Pingert, Tom Kessler, Murray Silljer, Peter Sotropa. All of Anna's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were considered honorary pallbearers. Interment followed at the Pangman Cenetery.
- James Colin William Porcher passed away on October 21, 2014 at the age of 39, at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario after a brief and unexpected illness. James was born in 1975 in Montreal, Quebec, moving to Regina, Sask. during his elementary school years. He obtained an Industrial Systems Engineering degree from the University of Regina. During his professional career, he participated in many engineering and aerospace projects including the refurbishing of Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida used by NASA, a satellite launcher study for the Canadian Space Agency and biotechnology automation systems. Most recently, he was working in the development of stratospheric balloon systems for the launch of scientific instrument packages and was an active and long-time participant in volunteer groups developing rocket engines. A true renaissance man, James participated in numerous projects throughout many fields beyond simply engineering. His many interests stretched from science fiction, space science and naval history, to hot air ballooning and classic station wagons. James is survived by his mother Patricia Ann Porcher, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins both in Ontario and Saskatchewan, and his many friends and colleagues in the engineering, space and hot air ballooning communities throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the eulogy at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Interment at 12:30 p.m., Pangman Cemetery, Pangman, SK.
- Alan William Prentice was born July 14, 1915 to Andrew and Catharine Prentice. At age 87 he passed away in his sleep Saturday morning, September 21, 2002 at home. He was the youngest of three boys: Ian was born in 1909 at Yellow Grass, and George and Alan at Pangman in 1912 and 1915 respectively. In 1918 the Prentices bought land near Pangman. At a young age Alan learned about life on the farm - the good and the bad. Farming was to be his way of life for over 40 years. On April 8, 1942 Alan married his high school sweetheart, Dawsie Smith. This union was blessed with two daughters, Eldene and Sandi. Through them he was blessed again with five grandchildren. Later Alan would chuckle as the grandchildren expounded on their adventures and misadventures. The sports and athletic stories they told him were always greatly appreciated. Both granddaughters and grandsons enjoyed the mints he gave them. They could also charm him into giving other gifts and favours. The only exception was that he would not give them his older pickup truck. As a young man he enjoyed various sports - baseball, hockey, curling, horseshoes, and even golfing out in the sheep pasture. In his early retirement years, Alan enjoyed attending auction sales and recycling buildings. Both Eldene's home and Sandi's have benefited from those recycled materials. The two sons-in-law, Norman and Earnie, utilized Dad Prentice's building expertise and his tools. Some of those tools were new, but many had been purchased at auction sales. More recently, Alan had enjoyed playing pool with his friends at the Drop Inn Centre, buying and selling old tractors, making latch-hook mats, and playing cribbage with his daughters. Alan definitely proved the saying "Once a farmer, always a farmer" to be true. He had been out at the farm working in the shop just several days before his passing. He is deeply loved and missed by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and their spouses and his great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Catherine Prentice, and two brothers: Ian and George Prentice. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dawsie Prentice of Pangman; two daughters: Eldene (Norman) Block of Leroy and their children: Al (Heather) Block, Twila Block-Kenney (Doug), and Gary Block; Sandi (Earnie) Brandow of Moose Jaw and their children: Sean Brandow and Heather Brandow; three great grandchildren: Kiana Block, Zowie Brandow and Desirae Kenney; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethel Mission Assembly, Pangman, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen and Sean Brandow officiating. The eulogy was given by Al Block, the obituary by Earnie Brandow, and musical selections by Heather Block and Doug Kenney. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Lawrence Fellner, Darcy Barth, Ken Lillejord, Cliff Kauffman, Harry Sheppard and Gary Block.
- Dawsie (nee Smith). It is with sadness we announce the death of Dawsie Prentice on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 of Pioneer Lodge, Moose Jaw and formerly of Pangman. Dawsie was born in Montana in 1918 to Bill and Margaret Smith. They moved to a farm at Pangman when Dawsie was eight years old. Dawsie took teacher's training in Regina and then taught school for three years. In 1942, Alan Prentice and Dawsie were married and lived on the Prentice farm just outside Pangman. During her teaching career, she taught at Black Oak school, Parry and Pangman. She always took great interest in each of her students and told her family many "tales out of school". She loved to farm along side of Alan and she always said that driving the tractor after teaching all day was very relaxing for her. She had a great love for her Jesus and served in several areas in her local church. When she retired from teaching in 1982, she took up some hobbies and had time to spend with the grandchildren. Now she had the time to make beautiful needle work pictures and to assemble difficult jig-saw puzzles. Alan's sudden death in 2002 and the onset of Alzheimer's caused many changes in Dawsie's life. She was a resident at Pangman and Bengough nursing homes and Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw. She is survived by two daughters: Eldene Block (Norman) of Leroy, and Sandi (Earnie) Brandow of Moose Jaw; grandchildren: Al (Heather) Block of Moose Jaw, Twila (Doug) Kenney of Medicine Hat, AB, Gary Block of Regina, Sean (Marsha) Brandow of Rhineland, Heather Brandow of Moose Jaw; great grandchildren: Kiana and Aliyah Block, Zowie Brandow, Desirae Kenney. The Funeral Service was held at Bethel Mission, Pangman, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.
- Evelyn Jorun (nee Iverson) Prentice, late of Ogema, SK passed away Tuesday March 6, 2012, at the age of 68 years. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Einar and Hildur Iversen; her brother, Arvid Iversen. Evelyn is survived and sadly missed by her loving husband of 50 years, William Prentice, Ogema; her children: Glenda (Brian) Boynton, Regina and their children, Bryce and Riley; Dean Prentice, Regina and his children: Kristin and Chase; Bonnie (Corey) Jackson, Regina and their children: Drew and Lee; Vicki Aspen (Derreck Beston), Regina and her children: Ryder and Chance and pet (Digger); two sisters: Phyllis (Bob) Brock, Regina, Lila Lanz (Cliff LaBatte), Weyburn; two brothers: Ron (Sharleen) Iversen, Regina, Arne (Colleen) Iversen, Moose Jaw as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.A Service of Remembrance for Evelyn will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ogema, SK with Pastor Bruce Corson, officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. Lunch to follow the service at the Deep South Pioneer Museum Hall, Ogema, SK.
- George A. On Sunday, June 3, 2001, George A. Prentice of Pangman, passed away at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 89 years. George was born March 1, 1912 in Pangman to Catherine and Andrew Prentice. They had three sons: Ian, George and Alan. George attended Hemlock School and Pangman School. For grades 11 and 12 he attended Luther College in Regina. After his schooling, he began farming with his dad and two brothers. He would go on working crews in the 30's to earn extra money. In 1936 he met and married Gwendolyn Nelms. They had six children: Evelyn Prentice, Nola (Alf) Leonard, Dave (Gail) Prentice, Linda (Syd) Tondevold, Don (Jan) Prentice and Jim (Deb) Prentice. Gwendolyn and George separated in 1970 and George married Ruth MacLean in 1980. George gained six more children whom he loved and who loved him in return. They are: Charles (Jan) Plant, Margaret (Alan) Selin, Ross (Marj) MacLean, Elaine (Bob) Smith, Tom (Barb) MacLean, Jeanne (Colin) Rumary, and Robert (deceased). George loved all kinds of sports. In his younger years he played hockey. He also played baseball with the Pangman All Stars and Pangman Vets. He loved curling and at one time, even played the World Champion Ernie Richardson. He took up golfing and also played horseshoes. George was an avid bridge player and won an award in his later years. He also enjoyed woodwork. He was caretaker of the Pangman Curling Club for many years and was inducted into the Pangman Hall of Fame for curling. He was a member of the Senior Citizens' Center and loved playing pool with his brother and friends every morning. In his early years he used to attend Trossachs Gospel Camp, attending the Pentecostal Church for a few years, then belonged to the United Church. He lived in Weyburn many winters, returning to the farm half a mile from Pangman in the summer. Predeceased by his parents, his brother Ian, first wife, Gwendolyn, stepson, Robert and grandson, Curt Leonard. George is survived by his loving wife, Ruth of Pangman; his sons and daughters: Evelyn Prentice of Weyburn; David (Gail) Prentice of White City; Nola (Alf) Leonard of Ogema; Linda (Syd) Tondevold of Ogema; Donald (Jan) Prentice of Regina; and Jim (Debbie) Prentice of Regina; step sons and daughters: Charlie (Jan) Plant of Glasgow, Mont; Margaret (Alan) Selin of Hay Lakes, AB; Ross (Marj) MacLean of Regina; Elaine (Bob) Smith of Acme, AB; Tom (Barb) MacLean of Aldergrove, BC; Jeanne (Colin) Rumary of Okotoks, BC; one brother, Alan (Dawsy) Prentice of Pangman; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating, and Pastor Mike Szabo. All who attended were honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were his grandsons: Gerrad Tondevold, Darren Tondevold, Greg Prentice, Jason Selin, Bob MacLean, and Bruce MacLean. Terry Leonard gave the eulogy, Helen Flaaten was the organist and June Fletcher was the soloist. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery.
- Ruth Mildred Ptrentice late of Radville, Sask. formerly of Pangman, Sask. passed away peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the age of 93 years. A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Pangman, Cemetery.
- Arnold Ellis Pritchard of Wilcox, SK passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Viola Pritchard; sister Elma; brother Lester; sister-in-law Anne and brother-in-law Ronnie Burnside. Arnold's memory will be cherished by his wife Reatha; daughter Marilyn (Terry) Poppelwell and their children Kerilei (Greg) Oldoerp, and her son Jair (Anndrea) Poppelwell, and their children Franchesca and Elliot; Teresa (Daniele) Riggio and son Massimo; Blake Poppewell and Brett (Amanda) Poppelwell and daughter Tristyn; daughter Marsha (Larry) Borowko and their children Shasta (Clayton) Mund and their children Ava and Justus; and Ryan Borowko. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister Elsie Burnside; brother Lorne; sister-in-law Thelma Pritchard; sister Luella (Eldon) Johnson; brother Eric (Luella); as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. Arnold was born on the family farm near Khedive on June 24, 1919. In 1941, he married Reatha Johnson and they farmed near Pangman. In 1962, they moved to the Wilcox area where they have continued to farm. A funeral service was held at Regina Funeral Home on Friday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. Following the reception, the interment will be at Pangman Cemetery. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Elmview Extendicare and Santa Maria Care Home for their care of Arnold in his last years.
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- Dan Rainey (1909 - 2004) was born in Avonmore, Ontario and came west to Regina with his parents and three brothers at the age of one. All his life was spent in Saskatchewan. During his early childhood years he lived and attended school in Regina. From Regina the family moved to Radville where his parents took up farming. In his early teens the family moved again to the Khedive area where he completed his elementary education. After a few years they moved to the Amulet area in the late 1920's, where he farmed with his father. In 1930 he married Pearl Rolston and for almost 71 years they worked side by side, through good and bad times that the province and country went through during the depression and war years. Dan was a true farmer, one who loved the land. He looked forward to the season of spring when it came time to plant and watch new life come into being and in the autumn he looked forward to harvesting the crop. Even when crop yields were poor he was thankful for small mercies and he always looked forward to the next year with high hopes for better things. In 1944 Dan purchased a half section of land just north of Pangman. In 1946 he ran the Beaver Lumber Yard and farmed. In 1947 Dan and Pearl started to build a new house which they completed in 1948. Dan was active in the community serving on the local Coop board, the local school board, the United Church board, the Milestone School Unit and the Ogema Credit Union board. He led the Khedive Pangman 4-H clubs for a number of years. He spent many hours working to get the actual building of the present drop in centre open. He was an active member of the Cornation Odd Fellows Lodge in Pangman and in later years he was active in the Masonic Lodge in Ogema and the Weyburn Shriners. He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of which he was the past patron. He took great pride in his lodge work, and dearly loved riding his Shiners bike in the parades held at local fairs in various communities in southern Saskatchewan. In 1970 Dan and Pearl left the farm and moved into Pangman. Their son Jack and Doreen took over the farm but Dan still had a keen interest in what was going on and every spring and fall he was there to help in any way that he could. In 1999 Dan and Pearl moved to Weyburn. They enjoyed life in Weyburn because they were able to take part in many activities. Dan sang with a senior group that visited the various senior homes in Weyburn and the surrounding area. Dan loved to play the spoons and up to the very end of his life he continued to play them and seldom did he ever miss a beat. He also enjoyed playing the violin. Dan and Pearl loved to dance and once the music started they were up and on the floor. Dan was not a shy person he loved to visit, even with people he didn't know. He enjoyed going to the Weyburn Mall and the Coop and there he would always get into a pleasant discussion with someone and as often as not it was someone he knew ever so slightly. Dan loved his family, as a husband he and Pearl faced life together, hand in hand, as a father he was a wonderful role model. He was proud of his children, his grandchildren and his great grand children. Now he has been laid to rest at peace with the world; he rests beside his beloved Pearl in the Amulet Cemetery. He is survived by three children; Melvyn, of Richmond, BC, Jack (Doreen),of Pangman, Marjorie Walters, Union Bay, BC; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mark (Sharon) Cherisse and Paige Rainey, Glen Rainey (Kennedy), Scott (Desiree) Camisha and Tyler Rainey, Tammy (Darrin Nagy) Brandon and Kayla; also four sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 2:00 pm from Pangman United Church, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in the Amulet Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Mark Rainey, Glen Rainey, Scott Rainey, Darrin Nagy, Barry Morrow and Perry Johnson. Honor guards of the Shiners and Masons were in attendance.
- Mary "Pearl" (nee Rolston). On Wednesday, January 10, 2001, Mary "Pearl" Rainey, late of Weyburn, passed away at Souris Valley Extended Care Centre, at the age of 88 years. Pearl is predeceased by her parents, Edward (1958) and Eva (1999) Rolston and two brothers: William (1990) and John (1996) Rolston. Pearl is survived by her loving husband, Dan Rainey of Weyburn; two sons: Jack (Doreen) Rainey of Pangman and Melvyn Rainey of Richmond, BC; one daughter, Marjory (Bill) Walters of Union Bay, BC; four grandchildren: Mark, (Sharon), Glen, Scott (Deserie), Tammy (Darren); seven great grandchildren: Cherisse, Paige, Brandon, Kayla, Comishu, Tyler and Kennedy; one brother: Ray (Margaret) of Edmonton, AB and two sisters: Ruby Cook of Kelowna, BC and Audrey Kessler of Pangman, SK; as well as several nieces and nephews. Pearl was the second oldest of six children born to Edward and Eva Rolston. She was born on January 31, 1912, six miles northwest of Amulet. Pearl received her elementary education at Medora School and took her grade 9 at Amulet School. On February 28, 1930, Pearl and Dan were married in Ogema by Rev. McMurtry. To this long and happy marriage Pearl and Dan were blessed with two sons: Melvyn and Jack and a daughter, Marjory. Pearl took an active part in community activities. In the early years of their marriage they farmed at Amulet and Pearl belonged to the Amulet Home Makers and the Rebecca Lodge at Pangman. During the war years she helped prepare parcels of sewing and knitting for soldiers serving overseas. In 1947 they moved to Pangman and Pearl worked hard at Dan's side in developing their own farm. For many years she drove the school bus in both seeding and harvest time. Pearl was active in the church in Pangman and served as president of the Women's group and was always a willing helper at fowl suppers and teas. In later years she joined the order of the Eastern Star where she held several offices and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Patrice Chapter in Ogema. At the time of her passing she was a member of the Prairie Rose Chapter in Weyburn and a member of the Weyburn Legion #47. Pearl enjoyed life. She loved having friends drop in for coffee and it was never any trouble to set another place at the table should friends drop by. Pearl loved to play cards, especially cribbage and bingo. She lived her life to the fullest until her health began to fail in the middle 90's and even then, she put up a valiant fight to the very end. Funeral service was held Friday, January 12, at 2:00 p.m. from Pangman United Church, Pangman, with Rev. Ross McMurtry and Rev. Robin Osborne officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. The active pallbearers were: Mark Rainey, Glen Rainey, Darrin Nagy, Barry Morrow, Perry Johnston and Richard Gutfriend.
- Cecil Edward Reid passed away suddenly February 10, 1999 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Cecil Edward Reid was born at Ogema, SK in 1917. He took his schooling in Ogema. He enlisted when the war broke out and was in the army 'C' Platoon 4th Canadian Armored Brigade Company R.C.A.S.C. for six years. After the war Cecil bought a farm at Glasnevin, SK and farmed there until 1994, when he and his wife moved to Weyburn. Cecil was predeceased by his mother and father, William and Berthelda Reid; one sister, Merle Waffle and one brother-in-law, Roy Peterson. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie; and a stepson Merv (Elaine) Pearson of Drayton Valley, AB; one brother, Clare (Stella) Reid of Imperial, SK; two sisters Edith Peterson of Regina, and Dorothy (Dick) Cox of Webb, SK; and many more friends and relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and step grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. from the Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church with Pastor Merv Switzer officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Darcy Reid, Donald Reid, Dennis Dorgan, Gilbert Trithdart, Jason Frey and Terry Webb.
- Elsie May (nee Murray) Pearson Reid. On Wednesday, January 10, 2007, Elsie May Reid passed away at the age of 85 years at Haven Hill Retirement Center, Penticton, BC. Predeceased by her parents, Earl and Janet Murray; her first husband, Ervin Pearson, her second husband, Cecil Reid; and a brother-in-law, John Dorgan. Elsie is survived by one son, Mervin (Elaine) Pearson of Ponoka, AB; her brother, Sam (Vera) Murray of Weyburn; her sisters, Olive (Earl) Grier of Moose Jaw, and Ruth Dorgan of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Rhonda Pearson and David (Cameo) McBride, of Edmonton, AB, Shawn (Heather) Eden of Ponoka, AB, Terri (John) Weikum of Ogema, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, with Pastor Jay Mowchenko officiating with scripture readings by Evelyn Prentice and Jean Pady and a tribute given by Dennis Dorgan. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. Pallbearers were: David McBride, Harry Jensen, Shawn Eden, Tyler, Adam and John Weikum.
- Dora Eileen (nee Roberts) age 97 died on May 7, 2001 in the Oyen Extended Care Unit, Oyen, AB.Eileen was born January 15, 1904 in New Brunswick. She attended normal school in Moose Jaw and received her teaching certificate at the age of 17. Eileen and Leonard were married September 12, 1923 in Moose Jaw. Shortly afterwards they moved to Amulet where they raised a family of six. In 1949 they moved to Alberta. Eileen was a great cook and used her talent of cooking at the Alsask Hotel, Chinook Hotel, Oyen Hotel, Oyen Hospital and B.A. Services in Cereal. Eileen was predeceased by her loving husband, Leonard (1998), mother Margaret Ellen Roberts (1913), father Charles Titon Roberts, brother Arthur (1996), sister Roma (1981), granddaughter Pamela (Beauchamp) McFayden (1983), sons-in-law Nels Olson (1979) and John Wilken (1990), daughters-in-law Delores Reimann (1989) and Lily Reimann (1995). Eileen is survived by two sons James (Lillian) Reimann (Bentley), Russell Reimann (Sangudo). Four daughters, Shirley Olson (Red Deer, AB), Ione Wilken (Saskatoon), Lois (Jack) Beauchamp (Red Deer) and Muriel Thompson (Alsask). Sister Margarite Musk (Weyburn). Twenty one grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held May 11, 2001 at the Cereal Community Hall, Cereal, AB, Rev. Roger Kett, officiating. A eulogy was given by Lois Beauchamp and Bruce Beauchamp. Special music was provided by Pastor George and Kathy Kitchen, "Mansion Over the Hilltop" and the Cereal Community Choir. Hymns accompanied "In the Garden" and "Sweet By and By". Eileen's grandchildren were the pallbearers. Interment of the cremains will follow at a later date in the Pine Lake Cemetery.
- Mary Theresa Reitler, born at Khedive, in 1909, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her sister Annie; brothers Hans and Peter; brother-in-law Jacob and sister-in-law Shirley. Mary is survived by her niece Frieda (Ron) Cutting and their children Bob (Nadia), John (Lucia) and Ann Marie (Rod) all of Edmonton, AB; nephew Wilfred (Marcia) Fellner of Regina and their children Susan (Gord) of Hamilton, ON and Scott of Regina; niece Therese (Terry) and their children Brian and Monica; niece Mary Ann; nephew Bruce (Cynthia) and their children Catherine and Allison all of Las Vegas; Nevada, sister-in-law Wilma Reitler of Regina; cousins Margaret and Elizabeth both of Cleveland, Ohio as well as numerous other relatives and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 5, at 11:00 A.M. in Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet St., Regina, SK. with Rev. Sathiadas Antony, celebrant. The Interment took place on Wednesday, July 6, at the Pangman Cemetery.
- William (Dale) Roberts, born November 26, 1947, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012 at the age of 65 years. Dale was the fourth of eight children born to Bill and Anne Roberts. He was raised on the family farm and resided in Khedive, where he attended school. Once he was old enough to move off the farm, he moved to Regina and started work at SGI as a claims adjuster. During this time he was introduced to Cheryl Spear, who later became his wife. One weekend in 1974, Dale accompanied his father on a trip to Weyburn for a couple days to visit some long-time friends. That weekend he applied for a job at Great Plains Ford, a local dealership. He was hired and began his ideal career in car sales within the week. Dale and Cheryl were married in September of that year, and were blessed with three wonderful children, Mark, Jolene, and Sheri. Dale worked at Great Plains Ford for a number of years before deciding to change venues. He was hired on with the Dreis Brothers until they closed. It was then he started at the Co-op and worked in numerous departments, including the hardware store, farm and home centre and the grocery store. When Redcoat Chrysler opened, Dale was offered a position and jumped at the chance to get back into car sales. Working as a salesman gave him the opportunity to travel to different locations and get to know people all over southern Saskatchewan. After 12 years at Redcoat he resigned. This was due to the effects of his disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although he suffered immensely, Dale always had a smile and a joke to tell. He was known for his sense of humour. Dale was introduced to music at a very young age. His parents and older siblings played instruments which sparked his interest. He began singing and was self-taught on the guitar. Dale became an avid guitar player and became the lead guitarist in several bands for Weyburn and surrounding areas. As a member of the Legion, Dale spent a fair amount of time playing pool. He played in tournaments whenever possible. He took great pride in the appearance and condition of his property, so he spent most of his home time out in the yard. Whether it was re-painting the house, mowing the lawn, or watering the garden, he loved it all. Woodworking was another one of his many hobbies. He spent time in the garage making windmills, picture frames and clocks. When they were completed he would quite often hang them in the house, or would give them away as gifts. Dale enjoyed fishing, bike riding and camping with his family and friends. He had a great life, filled with joy and success, and was surrounded by everyone he held dear. He will be missed by many. Dale was predeceased by his father, William Cecil Roberts of Pangman; father-in-law, George Spear and mother-in-law, Ruth Spear of Indian Head. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 38 years, Cheryl Roberts of Weyburn; son, Mark (Brenda) Roberts of Weyburn, and their children, Kris of Regina, Megan (Evan) and her son Cohen of Weyburn, Jade and Braydon, of Weyburn; daughter, Jolene (Chris) Gillespie and their children, Evan and Gracen, of Weyburn; daughter, Sheri (Rod) MacDonald and their children, Mitchell and Jaycee, of Cedoux; mother, Anne Roberts of Weyburn; brothers and sisters, Gerry (Alfred) Thompson of Weyburn, Ed (Leanne) Roberts of Regina, Joanne (Steve) McCheyne of Regina, Angie (Glen) Kotopski of Regina, Gwen (Ron) Sweeney of Bengough, Ray (Angie) Roberts of Weyburn, and Lorrie (Clayton) Kessler of Pangman; brother in law, Marv (Julie) Spear, Medicine Hat, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Gerry Bauche celebrating. Pallbearers were Glen Thompson, Greg Roberts, Michael Roberts, Kent Roberts, Ryan Roberts and Sean Kessler. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn.
- Emma Evalina "Eva" (nee Bunch), 109 years, passed away peacefully at the Twilight Home in Bengough, SK, February 7, 1999. She was born at Albia, Iowa U.S.A. January 16, 1890. Eva grew up at Bussy, Iowa and took her education there. In 1906 she moved to Canada with her stepfather and mother and a brother to the Lang area. She worked at a boarding house in Lang, and met her husband, Ed who worked in the butcher shop. Ed and Eva were married April 19, 1909 at Melita, MB. They moved to the farm at Amulet in 1910, living there in the Norton R.M. for 29 years. They purchased the store in Amulet in 1939, living there until 1946 when she moved to Ogema. Eva worked for Libby's Store and the drug store. On March 1, 1979 she moved into the Twilight Home in Bengough. She was secretary for the Red Cross. Eva is a member of the United Church, U.C.W. serving on the board and sang in the choir. She had a life membership with the Rebekah Lodge and the Legion Auxiliary. She also was an ardent curler. She was president of the resident council for the Twilight Home and on the committee for resident choice. Eva was predeceased by her husband, Edward; sons, William and John; brother, William Bunch; and sons-in-law Karl Kessler and Frank Cook. She is survived by her son, Ray (Margaret) Rolston of Edmonton, AB; her daughters: Pearl (Dan) Rainey of Pangman; Ruby Cook of Kelowna, BC; and Audrey Kessler of Pangman; daughters-in-law: Ines Rolston of Coleman, AB and Norah Rolston of Edmonton; 25 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren, 90 great great grandchildren, and one great great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, with Rev. Christa Eidsness officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were Jack Rainey, Bryon Cook, Lorie Rolston, Bob Kessler, David Rolston and Charles Kessler.
- Ray Benjamin Rolston, late of Edmonton, AB, formerly from Amulet/Ogema area, passed away suddenly November 29, 2001 at 91 years old. Predeceased by his parents, Ed and Eva Rolston, brothers Bill Rolston, John Rolston, sister Pearl Rainey. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, Edmonton, AB; son George (Hilda) Rolston, Cherhill, AB; three daughters: Doreen (Lyle) Simpson, Barrier, BC; Valerie (Ed) Dinius, Christopher Lake; Melva (Verne) Cooke, Weyburn; stepson Monrad (Gayle) Kjorlien, Pigeon Lake, AB; stepdaughter Carol (Lyle) Pederson, Camrose, AB; two sisters: Ruby Cook, Kelowna, BC; Audrey Kessler, Pangman; brother-in-law Dan Rainey, Weyburn; 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, six step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in The People's Church, Edmonton on December 3, 2001 and burial was held December 4 at Memorial Gardens, Sherwood Park, AB.
- Katherine "Kay" Mary (nee Grossman) Gluting Rump, late of Regina, SK, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the age of 95 years. Kay was born January 13, 1916, in Khedive, SK, the youngest child of Mary and Nicholas Grossman. Raised in a rural community, she completed her grade 12 and then moved to Regina to attend business school in order to pursue a career as a stenographer, first in the business office at Fort San, SK and later the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic. After Kay's first husband (Frank) passed, she moved back to Regina from Fort Qu'Appelle where she met and married Phillip Rump. Phil and Kay retired to Regina Beach where they enjoyed many wonderful years of beach life including hours of fishing. They traveled extensively with their favourite destination being Las Vegas. When Phil passed, Kay moved back to Regina to be closer to family and friends. She continued to be active in her senior years: bowling, indoor curling and, of course, cooking and baking which she was so happy and proud to do for all her family. Kay spent her later years in the wonderful care of Solace Care Homes where she truly enjoyed the food, the staff and the company of the other residents. Kay was predeceased by her parents Mary and Nicholas Grossman, first husband, Frank Gluting, her second husband Phil Rump, brother John (Johnny) Grossman, niece Donna Ell, nephew John (Jack) Grossman, and Jack's wife Donna Grossman. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families, along with Phil's family and their families. Kay was a sincere, honest and kind person who loved her family and life. She was a wonderful wife, sister, aunt, friend, and very special grandmother and great grandmother. Kay lived a good life, was well loved and her legacy is the family she has left behind to cherish the fond memories and her great sense of humour. The memorial service will be a private family occasion.
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-Robert Rockney 'Rocky' Sample, of Pangman, SK passed away suddenly on March 28, 2011. He was born in Pangman Hospital on December 16, 1953. Predeceased by his father, Robert James Sample and mother, Sarah Frances Sample. He is survived by his brother, Jeff Sample and sister, Elsie Perkins and their families. Rocky lived all his life in the Black Oak Community where he farmed and did mechanic work and air conditioning. He was a volunteer fireman. He served for over twenty years as a director of Sask. Southeast Connection Sports, Culture and Recreation (an advisory group to Sask. Parks and Recreation). He was currently President of the Pangman Genealogical Society. He served two terms as President of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society. Rocky enjoyed feeding and photographing wild partridges and ring-neck pheasants. He loved experimenting with all kinds of mechanical and electrical technology. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Pangman United Church at 2:00 pm with lunch to follow in the Pangman Community Center.
- Sarah Frances (nee Bond). On Saturday, January 16, 1999, Sarah Frances Sample, late of Pangman, passed away at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her mother and father, John Milton and Alice Gertrude Bond; her husband, Robert James Sample in 1982; two sisters, Dorothy Bond and Connie Bond; and one brother, Joseph Bond. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jeff (Mary) Sample of Pangman; Elsie (Martin) Perkins of Regina; and R. Rocky Sample of Pangman; three grandchildren: Robert (Dianne) Perkins of Colorado Springs, Col.; Sandra Perkins of Regina; and Jennifer Sample of Saskatoon; niece and nephews: Gordon Sample, Karen (Larry) Murray and Barry (Isobel) Sample, and their families. Frances was born on a homestead, SE 12-8-21 W2, near Amulet on July 11, 1916. The family moved to Missouri, then to Pangman in 1919, from Pangman to the farm in 1921. She started attending Amulet school in 1922, graduating in 1935. Frances managed the household for her parents and brother, washing clothes, baking bread and looking after pigs, chickens, geese and orphaned lambs. She made clothes for her mother and herself, and coats and mittens for neighbor's children, and helped her brother, Joe with his shoe repair business. In 1939 she married R. J. Sample at Ceylon, and moved to the Black Oak school district south of Pangman. They boarded the school teacher from 1952 until the school closed in 1955, and the school bus came on the scene. Her main interests were homemaking, public speaking, and the history and folklore of her community. She spearheaded the custom of placing markers where country schools had been situated, to commemorate our early settlers. Frances was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 20 years. She was secretary for the Pangman United Church Women, and a member of the Pangman Recreation Board for a number of years. As a member of the local branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, she has helped collect cemetery lists and index history books. Her hands were always busy whether with knitting needles, crochet hook, various crafts, or pen and paper. She was in her glory helping with events like: Homecoming '71, Celebrate Saskatchewan 1980, school reunions, and Heritage Days 1985 at which time was celebrated 75 years for Pangman and the R.M. of Norton. In 1985 she conducted tours of the town naming by memory the people who had lived there through the years. In 1981 she was assistant editor of the local history book "From the Roughbark to the Buttes." Some local diaries were later discovered and she privately published them in 1982 as "Pangman and Amulet's Past". She published "Arctic Letters" for Isabel Sheppard who had saved letters written while working at a hospital at Pangnirtung, Baffin Island. Another book, "Taxpayers and Tenants" was published in 1989 in two volumes and includes the people of Amulet, Pangman, Moreland, Old Forward, New Forward, Khedive, and the Four Corners. Copies of all these books were donated to the local libraries. Another local history book "Update 95" was published in July 1998 and Frances was secretary of that project, typing the stories into the computer. She also started collecting local municipal maps, and indexing the landholders. She was the treasurer of the local genealogical branch for 13 years, and editor of the newsletter, "Twigs and Leaves." Frances was always interested in helping others. Frances was the recipient of the Southeast Saskatchewan Volunteer Recognition Award in the Area of Heritage; in 1993, the Saskatchewan Canada 125 Award in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to Saskatchewan and Canada; the first Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Inc. Heritage Volunteer of the Year Award in 1997. Her labors of love on many books of history and folklore from our communities will live on helping others in their research of history and genealogy. A private family service was held Saturday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. Christa Eidsness officiating. A private family interment followed in Pangman cemetery.
- Mary Isabel(nee Downs) October 11, 1920 - September 13, 2014. Passed away in Victoria BC at the age of 93 years. Loving wife of Rev. John James Scandrett (deceased). Mother of Joan (Daniel) of Victoria, BC and John (Trish) of Cobram, Australia. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A loving person who touched us all and dedicated herself to others. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Moose Jaw, on December 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Ogema Cemetery.
- George Schmidt passed away suddenly at his home on August 5, 2013 at the age of 90 years. George was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Wilhelmina Schmidt; wife, Phyllis Schmidt; daughters, Sandra Schmidt and Judy Honig and brothers and sisters, Ernie, Freda, Caroline, Jake and John. George will be lovingly remembered by his son, Don (Randie) and their children, Sylar, Keefe, Terrence and Bowdrie; son, Evan (Sheri) and their children, Allie and Jacob; Evan’s children, Curt (Candace) Schmidt and Shelby Rowland; son, David (Serene) and their children, Jody and Kathryn; son-in-law, John Honig and his children, Pat (Allison), Christine, Catherine and Matt (Rachel); Sandra’s children, Cheyanne Toto, Brendan Toto and Shawna Tanner and brothers and sisters, Wilhelmina, Adele, Hilda, Herald and Helen as well as many great grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, August 13 at 2:00 PM from the Ogema Abundant Living Church in Ogema, with Pastor Gary Penner officiating. Interment took place at the Ogema Cemetery, Ogema. Honourary Pallbearers were all of George’s grandchildren.
- Jean Dorothea (nee Pollard). On Friday, February 3, 2012 Jean Dorothea Schultz, longtime resident of Pangman, SK. passed away at the age of 90 years with her family by her side. She was born on October 3, 1921. She was the oldest daughter of James and Rose Pollard. Jean is survived by her loving son James (Penny) Schultz; grandsons Ryan, Cole and Jason; and brother Dean (Audrey) Pollard. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bill Schultz; parents James and Rose Pollard; and sisters Sharon and Mary Pollard. Jean had a long nursing career that spanned over 40 years across Canada. She was a long time Nurse and resident of Pangman, where she raised her family. She touched and helped many people in her life and will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
- William Carl. On Sunday, January 1, 2006, William Carl Schultz, long time resident of Pangman, passed away at the age of 93 years with his family at his side. He was born on August 8, 1912. He was the son of Henry and Bertha Cords Schultz. William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jean Schultz (Pollard); his son James and wife Penny; three grandsons Ryan, Cole and Jason; his brother Henry Schultz and wife Betty of Granger, Indiana; five sisters Lelah Linkert of Pangman, Elsie Wolfram of Churchbridge, Bernice Knepp and her husband Eldon of South Bend, Indiana, Ruth Brown of Granger, Indiana and Inez Brand of LaGrange, Texas as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Bertha Schultz; his three brothers Gilford, Clinton and Wilmar and his sister Bertha Bradway. William farmed the family farm in Pangman until the time of his passing. He touched many people in his life and will be greatly missed by all. A memorial service was held at Regina Funeral Home on Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.
- Wilmar John Schultz, late of Pangman, was born on August 2, 1927 on the farm near Pangman and passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in the Souris Valley Extendicare, Weyburn. Wilmar was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Gilford and Clint. Wilmar will be lovingly remembered by his wife Edith; sisters: Leilah Linkert, Bertha Bradway, Ruth Brown, Inez Brand, Elsie Wolfrom and Bernice (Eldon) Knepp; two brothers: Bill (Jean) and Henry (Betty); plus cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends. Funeral service was held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 402 Wheaton Avenue, Ogema, on Saturday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Roy Holm officiating. Lunch followed at the Pangman Recreation Centre. Interment was at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Regina.
- Viola Winnifred (nee Paulson) passed away at the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, SK. on Saturday afternoon, December 27, 2003, at the age of 93 years. Viola was born in Minnesota, USA on August 25, 1910, the third of five children of Eric and Emma Paulson. Upon relocating to Canada, she took her schooling in Kincaid, SK. and lived and worked at various occupations in Eastend, SK. She married Sylvester Severson in Regina on March 5, 1951 and joined him in sharing farm life at Dahinda, SK. After retiring from the farm, they moved in 1968 to Ogema, SK. where she resided for the next 30 years. For health reasons in September of 1998, Viola became a resident of the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman, SK. where she received excellent care and companionship until her death. Viola was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister Evelyn in childhood and brothers Melvin and Ervin, brothers-in-law, William Schwab and Jerome Severson, sisters-in-law, Marvel Tisdale and Annette Copley, niece Velma Schwab of Toronto and also predeceased by three very dear friends, Kay Fish, Donella McKague and Hilda Patterson, all of Ogema, SK. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Schwab, Regina, SK., sisters-in-law, Tena Paulson, Calgary, AB. and Alice Severson, Moose Jaw, SK., nephews James Schwab (Fong Louis), Calgary, AB, Gary (Dorrien) Severson, Dahinda, SK., nieces Dolores Tufts, Regina, SK., Sandra Paulson, Calgary, AB., Valerie Ohman, Rimbey, AB., Adrianne (Reg) Rawling, Moose Jaw, SK., Aldea (Steve) Lidberg, Ardill, SK. and Bette Ann (Hugh) Hodgkinson, Hudson's Hope, B.C. along with their families. Viola very much enjoyed the small town life in Ogema where she spent many happy years being involved in the community life. She enjoyed playing cards especially yahtzee, scrabble, bunco and rummy. She belonged to a ladies bunco group for many years and also the Bures Ladies Aid. She also spent many happy hours in her garden nurturing and watching veggies grow. Her family and friends were the grateful recipients of her labours and especially loved her beet and dill pickles! Viola will be sadly missed by her family and all her friends of which she cultivated many over the years. Funeral services will be held at Ogema United Church on Saturday, the 3rd day, January 2004, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Elford of Milestone officiating. Interment at Ogema Cemetery alongside her husband, Sal.
- David Wray. On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, David Wray Sheppard, late of Pangman, passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Predeceased by his mother and father and by his wife, Isabel in 1995. David is survived by his four children: Lois (Henry) Malta of Calgary, AB and their children: John-David and Lise; Harry (Angela) Sheppard of Regina, and their children: Justin and Devan; Stanley Sheppard of Ogema; and Rosemary (Norlee) Flaaten of Kingwood, Texas and their children: Nordan, Graham and Janette. Sisters and brothers: Jean Hutton of Pangman, Mary (Bill) Dennison of Richmond, BC, George (Rachel) Sheppard of Pangman, Jim (Doreen) Sheppard of Regina and Art (Greta) Sheppard of Abbotsford, BC, sister-in-law, Dawsie Prentice of Moose Jaw, as well as many nieces and nephews. David Wray Sheppard was born, raised and lived most of his life on the farm four miles south of Pangman, on November 21, 1925, the second youngest of six children born to Harry and Mary Sheppard. He took his schooling at Black Oak School. The family home burned in 1931 and six months later his father died in 1932. The family underwent hardship during the Depression. George went to war and Jim and David lived with their mother and farmed. Along with farming, Dave drove taxi one winter in Regina and worked one winter in Vancouver. On December 9, 1955, he married Isabel Smith, and together they farmed and raised their four children. They were married for 40 years when Isabel passed away in 1995. He had a special friendship and marriage to Evelyn Gompt. Dave was involved with many organizations, both local and provincial and was a volunteer with the local government. He was the Reeve of the R.M. of Norton Municipality, Chairman of the Pangman Hospital Board, SARDA Provincial Board, on the Sask. Wheat Pool Committee, Milestone School Unit Board, President of the Rural Crime Watch, Vice-President of Weyburn and Area Home Care. He was a member of the Gideons for 40 years and a member of and on the Board of Bethel Mission Church in Pangman, as well as being very involved with Trossachs Gospel Camp. His main interest was music, playing at hospitals and nursing homes across southern Saskatche-wan with his family and in later years, with his many friends which included a special bond with First Nations musicians. Dave organized and put on 17 music jamborees at his farm at Black Oak. In 2004 those wanting to carry on his Jamboree legacy, honored him especially at the first Rockglen Jamboree. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. from Pangman Bethel Mission with his brother, Reverend Art Sheppard officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. The active pallbearers were: Elwood White, Tim Loucks, Alfred Lillejord, Rocky Sample, Charles Jesse and Wayne Powers. Honorary pallbearers were: Norvald Flaaten, Carl Anderson, Murray Anderson, Clif Beattie, Lawrence Fellner, Cecil Guest, Ted Heath, Walter Johnson, Gronway Jones, Bert Kessler, Byron Ledingham, Dr. Felix Ngoka, Cal Roberts, Barry Sample, Tom Webb and Lewis White.
- Jim Sheppard was born at Pangman, on August 9, 1923. His parents were Harry and Mary Sheppard. He is the fourth of six children. Church was an important part of the Sheppard family. At the age of 16, Jim realized he needed a personal relationship with Christ. At special meetings in Ceylon, he went forward and gave his life over to Christ. Jim helped out on the family farm for several years with his brothers, as their father had passed away, leaving a young family. Jim decided to leave the farm and move to Regina where he became employed by the Co-op Refinery. He worked for 32 years then took an early retirement. Jim met Doreen (nee Jorde) in Regina and they were married in 1964. They were blessed with two children, Preston and Mary Lou. Jim enjoyed people. He would plan wiener roasts in the summer and skating parties in the winter for young adults. He taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir. He became involved with the Gideons, Child Evangelism and Revival Fellowship. He helped several families from Cambodia who had come to Canada, helping them find work, driving them to English classes, finding places for them to live, picking the children up for Sunday School. Jim helped organize a group to go into a couple of the nursing homes to play and give a Bible message. "The Shepherd's Band." He enjoyed gardening and looking after the lawn until illness prevented him from doing those things. His grandchildren, Luc and Emillie, were very special to him. Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary Sheppard, brother, David, sisters-in-law, Isabel Sheppard and Margaret Sheppard, and brother-in-law, Vic Hutton. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doreen of Regina, son, Preston Sheppard of Kelowna, BC, daughter, Mary Lou (Hank) Desjardins of Regina, grandson, Luc and granddaughter, Emillie; two brothers, Art (Greta) Sheppard of Abbotsford, BC and George (Rachel) Sheppard of Pangman, two sisters, Mary (Bill) Dennison of East Vancouver, BC and Jean Hutton of Pangman; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. from Bethel Mission in Pangman with Rev. Art Sheppard and Rev. Preston Sheppard officiating. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. A Memorial Service was held that afternoon at 3:30 p.m. from Faith Baptist Church, 437 Broadway Ave. E., Regina, with Rev. Darold Sauer officiating. The active pallbearers were: Harry, Devon and Justin Sheppard, Gerald, Joel and Simon Nygren. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. A Visitation was held Monday evening from 7-9:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Regina.
- Rachel Anna (nee Rasmussen), late of Regina, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Rachel was predeceased by her father and mother, Olaf and Elizabeth Rasmussen; brother, Earl; brothers-in-law, Jim and Dave; sister-in-law, Mary and step-granddaughter, Arlene. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, George Sheppard; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Rasmussen, Jean Hutton and Doreen Sheppard; brothers-in-law, Art (Greta) Sheppard and William Dennison; nephews, Les (Gailene) Rasmussen and their children, Arlin and son Kayd'n, Jennelle and her son, Kyler; Terry (Beryl Ann) Rasmussen and their children, Kurt (Laurie), Ben, Nancy (Brian), Leah; step-sons, David (Rowene) Sheppard and their son, Michael; John (Debbie) and their children, Jason (Jen), Juel; Paul (Brenda), and their children, Roselynn (David), Timothy (Heather) and Melissa (Jarod); step-daughter, Ruth (Gerald) and their sons, Simon and Joel; step-great-grandsons, Joshua and Samuel. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bethel Mission Assembly, Pangman with Rev. Ernie Metz officiating. Interment in Pangman Cemetery, Pangman.
- Annetta "Nettie" (nee Wornath) passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua hospital, Regina on Friday September 27, 2002. She was born on the family farm in Sask. in the St. Boswell's District on April 29, 1915. Nettie married Herman Silzer on November 11, 1936 at St. Boswell's Trinity Lutheran Church. They resided in Arbouthnot, SK and wherein two children (Don and Joyce) were born. Then, they moved to Southey, SK and gave birth to two more children: Bob and Larry. Their last move was to Pangman, where Nettie had resided for the past 52 years. Nettie is predeceased by her parents Simon and Christine Wornath; her loving husband, Herman (1984); brothers (Albert and Otto) and sisters (Lena and Adele). She will be fondly remembered by her caring family, children: Donald (Carol) of Abbotsford, BC, Joyce (Ken) of Pangman, SK, Robert (Madj) or White Rock, BC and Larry (Christine) of Surrey, BC; grandchildren: Dawn Marie (Frank), Jodi (Ivan), Kelly (Mike), Carla (Todd), Loreena (Eric), Sandi (Carson), Robert Jr. (Jan), Brent (Tracy), Tracy (Steve), Derek and Jeff; great-grandchildren: Shalyn and Everett Morris, Lara and Emma Kehler, Quinton and Aiden Silzer-Hooker, Christopher, Natasha and Shandi Schwindt, Sean and Ethan Robson, Ryan, Mark and Aaron Gillis, Nash and Kristen Silzer, Dryese Silzer-Kruecki; sister: Bertha, Hilda, Clara and Gertrude.; sisters-in-law: Marie; brother-in-law: Andrew; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nettie was an active member of the Lutheran Church of Pangman and enjoyed the company of her numerous family, friends and her regular visits to her family in BC. For many years, Nettie loved to cook and enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, scrabble and word finding puzzles. She was a faithful viewer of a couple of T.V. soaps. Nettie knitted and crocheted many afghans for her children, grandchildren and friends. her latest hobby was knitting dishcloths and crocheting scrubbies for the craft store. A celebration of Nettie's life was held on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pangman Rec Center, presided by Rev. Sang-Rog Choi. A private family cremation interment took place at St. Boswell's Lutheran Church following the service.
- William H. "Bill". On Friday, August 10, 2007, William H. Smailes passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Elizabeth Smailes, two sisters, Vera Jesse and Zetta Erickson, and by two brothers, Fred J. Smailes and Victor Smailes. Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife of 60 years, Wilhelmina Smailes of Weyburn, one brother, Ronald Smailes of Calgary, AB and one sister, Lila Dahlien of Calgary, AB, along with numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. William H. Smailes was born January 7, 1924 at Ogema, the third son of James and Elizabeth Smailes. He attended Linden school in the Ogema district. On October 21, 1946, Bill married Wilhelmina Schmidt in Regina. He did Draywork in Ogema for six years and they farmed in the Ogema district until he retired in 1996. Bill was a member of Bethel Mission Church in Pangman and he did carpentry work at the Trossachs Bible Camp. He enjoyed woodworking as well as planting and caring for trees. They retired to Weyburn, where he continued to support the local church and attended faithfully. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. from Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Linda Hunter officiating. Interment followed at Regina Memorial Gardens. The pallbearers were: Don Schmidt, Evan Schmidt, Leroy Hanson, Ed Liegman, Rodger Liegman and Gary Pederson.
- Myrtle Eileen (nee Jessop), long time resident of Forward, Khedive and Pangman districts, passed away in Weyburn on Sunday, September 2, 2001 at the age of 93 years and seven months. The eldest daughter of George and Rachel Jessop, Myrtle was born at Lang in 1908. Her early years were spent on her parents' homestead near Forward. In 1928 she married Peter Smith and after living at Kelowna, BC for a year, they returned to Saskatchewan where they lived on various farms in the Forward area. During the severe drought of 1937 they moved back to Kelowna, where they stayed until the fall of 1938. At this time they returned once more to the Forward district. In 1941 they bought a farm by Dry Lake in the Khedive area, where they lived for 35 years. Myrtle was very community minded and over the years was involved with various community clubs. She was an active member of Khedive United Church and U.C.W. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter (1980), father George (1936), mother Rachel (nee Blythe in 1981), brother Fred (1981), and an infant sister, Winnifred (1922). She was also predeceased by infant grandson, Neil (1951), granddaughter Yvonne (1967), and son-in-law Albert Jordan (1978). Myrtle leaves to celebrate her life her two sons: George Elverne (Helen) Smith of Buena Vista, and Ben Keith (Bernadette) Smith of Calgary, AB; two daughters: Ruth Eileen Jordan of Weyburn, and Carole Mavis Stephens of Good Spirit Lake; one sister Marguerite Dryhurst of Vancouver, BC; ten grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Friday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment followed in Pangman cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Bill and Dorothy Doughty, Tom Cockram, Olive Cockram, Mark Cockram and Lorraine Bucsis. The active pallbearers were Ed Howse, Keith Howse, Norman Lee, Ewart Hone, Norman West and Les Froh. Lunch followed at Pangman Community Centre.
- Irene "Belle" JoyBelle (nee Arneson). It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother Belle, a long-time resident of the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, and a recent resident of the Twilight Home in Bengough until her passing on September 29, 2002, at the age of 94 years. Irene was born on March 30, 1908 at her parents farm near Milestone. She attended the Willow Creek School (a country school). Her early years were spent on the farm helping to raise her younger brothers and sisters. On completing school, she worked for numerous farm families. She married Irvin Snelling on November 4, 1927 at Milestone. As above, and after the death of her husband, she took in boarders. It wasn't a paid position, but as a farmer's wife she raised chickens, turkeys, milked cows, shipped cream and enjoyed a big garden. She loved sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, oil painting, reading, playing cards and visiting. She took her politics very seriously and took an active interest up until the end. Belle was a member of Bures Ladies A.D., Senior Drop-in Centre. She was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the church choir and the Lutheran Women Mission League (LWML). She did canning of fruit and vegetables up until she had her stroke. She entered a lot of her handwork and flowers in the local agriculture fair. Picking Saskatoons every summer was a must. She moved to the farm in Bures in November, 1927, until 1968 when they moved to Ogema. She lived in her house until 1987, then in Senior Housing until 1998. Next was the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman until September 2002, then a recent resident of the Twilight Home in Bengough (where she passed away). Family was very important to her. Predeceased by her parents John and Bertha Arneson; her loving husband Irvin in 1970; sisters: Esther Jensen, Rosie Mowrey, Lyla Arneson, Martha Krogsgaard; brothers: John Arneson, Arthur Arneson; two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter. Irene is survived by her four sons: Arvin (Bonnie) Snelling of Weyburn, Larry Snelling of Surrey, BC, David (Dorothy) Snelling of Ogema, SK, Ian (Linda) Snelling of Surrey, BC; one daughter: Joyce (Ralph) Davis of St. Albert, AB, 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandson; one sister Alice Cox of Weyburn, one brother, Clarence (Gina) Arneson of Milestone; sister-in-law: Ethel MacDonald. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 2 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ogema with Pastor Pollard officiating. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jerry Tondevold, Sydney Tondevold, Carl Hingtgen, Egon Kragsgaard, Elmer Sorenson and Carl Sorenson.
- Jeanie (nee Fayers) passed away in the early morning hours of August 14, 2006. She was born in Cambridge, England on December 30, 1923. Jeanie was predeceased by her parents Edward & Rose Fayers and her husband Clint Squires. Jeanie is survived by her only son Michael and daughter-in-law Joan; 3 grandchildren Tim (Gina), Jeff and Tracy, Rick; 3 great grandchildren Jessica, Samantha and Georgia. Jeanie and Clint Squires were married on August 12, 1942 and came to Canada on March 15, 1945. Jeanie made her home home at Wilcox where she and Clint lived and worked until their move to Pangman where they were both involved with the school system. Upon Clint's retirement, they moved to Weyburn where she remained after Clint's passing until 2002 when she moved to Saskatoon. A Celebration of her Life was held on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 pm from The Chapel of Martens Warman Funeral Home, Warman, SK
- Olivia Agnes (nee Daley) passed away on January 14, 2002 at the age of 93 years, late of Weyburn, and formerly of Ogema. A funeral service was held Thursday, January 17 at Ogema United Church, Ogema, with Rev. Mary Elford of Milestone officiating. Interment followed in Amulet Cemetery, Amulet. Olivia was predeceased by her parents: Mary and William Daley, her husband Harold, four sisters and two brothers. Left to cherish her memories are her four children: Doreen (Harold) Barth, Ruth (Dale) Boren, Dorothy (Wayne) Marion, Gordon (Marie) Stewart, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Two sisters: Ruth Wilson and Edith Laliberte; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a special friend Elizabeth Yotoff of California.
- David. On August 26, 2006, David Struble, beloved husband of Lois Struble and a longtime farmer of the Readlyn district, passed away at home where he wanted to be, following a long battle with cancer. A prayer service was held on Wednesday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m. in St. George's R.C. Church with Father Ron Andree presiding. Music was given by Carol Marit. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. George's R.C. Church, Assiniboia with Father Ron Andree officiating. The special music ministry was given by Greg and Helga Funke and family. The readings and Prayers of Intention were presented by Denis Struble, Jody Lewis, Brad Peterson and Adam Luciuk. A loving tribute to David's life was given by his sisters: Linda Giene, Brenda Peterson, Michelle Luciuk and Janice Tourand. Memorials for either the St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit in Saskatoon or the Assiniboia Union Hospital Palliative Care Unit were gratefully received. Urn Bearers were Lois and Richard Struble. Interment of the ashes followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Assiniboia. David Glenn, son of Frank and Louise Struble, was born on September 24, 1946 in Kelowna, B.C. When David was four, his parents moved to the Claybank district, where his father began working in the Claybank Brick Plant. David took his early schooling at Claybank and spent one year at St. Peter's College in Muenster. He started working with his uncle in Regina as an apprentice electrician and then decided to become a grain agent for the Sask Wheat Pool at Glasnevin. In his spare time he continued to help on the family farm at Readlyn as much as he could. On December 13, 1969 he married Lois Johnston. They lived in Glasnevin until 1975 and then moved to the present family farm in the Readlyn district. David was now able to pursue his dream of farming, like he had always wanted to do. They operated a mixed farm, so there was always lots of work to do. David really enjoyed working with cattle. He loved riding the tractor, and working the land. Every season was enjoyable for him. He operated the local snow plow, drove the school bus for 12 years and was a Councilor in the R.M. of Excel since 1976. He loved sports and in his early years curled, played slow pitch and he was a loyal fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The whole family had season tickets for over 20 years. David was a happy person, he loved to laugh and joke and have a good time. At one point they made homemade sausage for their family, which became a hit with neighbors and friends and so they set up a cooler and meat shop in the yard and operated this part time farm business for many years. Sadly in the last year David found out he had cancer. With the love and support of his family, friends, neighbors and caregivers, he was able be at home, surrounded by all that he loved. Those days will always be cherished. David touched many with his life and will be deeply missed. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Louise Struble, his daughter Tanya, sister-in-law Marlene Struble, niece Rhonda Struble and great niece Cassidy Struble. David is survived by his beloved wife Lois of Assiniboia, three children: Darryl (Laura) and children Arianna, Cordell and Daisha of Assiniboia, George (Wendy Ridler) of Willow Bunch, and Genelle Struble (John Champ) and children Brayden "Putz" and Brodie of Moose Jaw, six brothers and sisters: Richard (Cheryl) of Crane Valley, Denis (Deb) of Buffalo Pound, Linda Giene of Port Moody, B.C., Brenda Peterson (Gerald) of White Fox, Michelle (Danny) Luciuk of Wakaw, and Janice (Kevin) Tourand of White Fox, his father and mother-in-law Gordon and Dorothy Johnston of Creelman, brother-in-law Lloyd (Marlene) Johnston of Pigeon lake, AB, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
- Lloyd Melvin. On Friday, January 18, 2002, Lloyd Melvin Swedburg, late of Weyburn, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital, at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his parents: Albert and Betsy Swedburg, two brothers: Clarence and Orville and by one sister, Beulah Smith. Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Viola Swedburg of Weyburn; one sister-in-law, Stella Swedburg of Weyburn; three nephews: Rod (Carolyn) Swedburg of Weyburn, Blair (Marcie) Swedburg of Weyburn, and Cory (Tammy) Swedburg of Midale; nine great grand nieces and nephews: Matthew, Kirsten, Mitchel, Shaina, Kalen, Stephen, Jessica, Taylor and Robert. Lloyd was born on the homestead at Trossachs on November 22, 1912, the third child born to Albert and Betsy Swedburg. He took his schooling to grade 8 at Rockfield Country School. Lloyd left school in grade 9 to help his oldest brother, Clarence, farm as their father was ill. Lloyd farmed with Clarence until Clarence's untimely death in 1930 at which time he continued to farm and make a home for his mother and younger brother and sister. When Orville finished grade 11, he and Lloyd began many years of farming together. Lloyd lived on the farm until 1952, when he moved to Weyburn, continuing to commute to the farm daily. Lloyd enjoyed farming and was very handy with repairing machinery and the general shop work. He enjoyed reading, and taking long drives in the country. He loved to travel, having visited the Holy Land, California, Arizona, Hawaii and Florida. He loved to watch baseball, curling and hockey, and even learned to use the computer. Coffee with friends at the Weyburn Inn was something he looked forward to daily. He enjoyed family get togethers. Lloyd loved the Lord and attended church regularly all his life. He had strong ties with Briercrest Ministries. Lloyd and Viola moved into Parkway Lodge in July 2001 and enjoyed the care they received. Lloyd gratefully lived the life God gave him, enjoyed it, worked hard and was ready to go Home. Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. from Weyburn Community Free Methodist Church with Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment followed in Trossachs Cemetery, Trossachs. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Ron Alexander, Norm Alexander, Alf Robinson, Vern Robinson, Bob Barsness and Linden Guest.
- Viola Margaret Swedburg passed away on November 24, 2004 in Weyburn, at the age of 87. Viola was born on the farm south of Trossachs, on May 4, 1917, the fourth child of Albert and Betsy Swedburg. Viola was predeceased by her mother and father, Betsy and Albert Swedburg, three brothers, Clarence, Lloyd and Orville and one sister Beulah Smith. Viola is survived by her sister-in-law Stella Swedburg, Weyburn, three nephews; Rod, Weyburn; Blair (Marcie) Weyburn; Cory (Tammy), Midale; Grand nieces and nephews, Matthew, Kirsten, Mitchel, Shaina, Kalen, Stephen, Jessica, Taylor, Robert and numerous cousins. The last years of Viola's life were spent at Parkway Lodge in Weyburn. She always felt that the "girls" that worked at the Lodge were too good to her and she appreciated greatly the care that she was given there. In a paraphrase of her own words; "I have had a long full life and it is time to go Home". A funeral service was held Monday, November 29, at 10:30 a.m., from the Weyburn Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Szabo officiating. Interment followed at the Trossachs Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Delbert Flaten, Lynden Guest, Vern Robinson, Elmer Johnson, Will Van Roon and Bernie Klippenstein.
- Edna Beatrice (nee Black) was born June 19, 1904 in Cooperstown, North Dakota, to Silas and Martha Black. She was the youngest daughter in a family of eleven children. In 1910, Edna's father purchased a homestead in the Glasnevin district. Edna attended the Glasnevin School and later the school in Ogema. She married Joe Sweeney in Ogema in 1924. They had a mixed farm north of Horizon. Joe and Edna raised a family of seven children. Edna enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and music. Joe and Edna retired from farming in 1965 and bought a home in Bengough. Edna lost her husband in 1976 and continued to live in her house until 2000. She then moved to The Heritage Villa and lived there until shortly before her passing. Edna started to write poetry in her later years and continued to enjoy her music. She enjoyed entertaining the residents at The Heritage Villa and the Sun Country Health Centre by playing her violin. Edna passed away September 10th, 2006 at age 102 in the Bengough Health Centre. Edna is survived by her children: Marjory Hollingshead of Arcola, Beatrice (Jim) Hollingshead of Cold Lake, AB, Robert (Sharon) of Regina, Ronald of Bengough, Ileen Yates of Weyburn; two very special friends Gwen Roberts and Ernie Schenher; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Ella Black of Bengough and several nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her parents Silas and Martha (Ellingson) Black, her husband Joseph Sweeney, son Clayton, daughter Cleo Afterchuck, daughter-in-law Eleanor (Dinwoodie) Sweeney, son-in-law Glenn Hollingshead, her brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Edna's funeral service was held in Knox United Church, Bengough, on Saturday, September 16 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Teresa Burnett-Cole officiated. Two music selections were provided by George McKay, of Bengough, on the violin accompanied by Alfie Leonard, of Ogema, on the guitar. Hymns were sung by the United Church Choir. Jean Little, of Bengough, was the organist. The eulogy was given by grandson Brad Sweeney of Yorkton. Pallbearers were grandsons Gene Hollingshead, Bill Mitchell, Tim Hollingshead, Trevor Sweeney, Jim Hollingshead and Joe Yates. Interment followed in the Bengough Cemetery.
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- Donald Patrick (March 17, 1923 - August 27, 2005). Pat passed away peacefully at the General Hospital, Regina. He was predeceased by his mother and father Carl and Ester (nee Lueck) Talbott; his first wife, Ruth (nee: Heiberg); his daughter, Debbie Carswell; sisters, Jean Talbott and Doris Miller; and brothers, Raymond and Chet(Betty). He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Lornie; and sons: Larry (Sheila) Talbott, Edmonton, AB and Gene (Maureen) Talbott, Kyle, SK; grandchildren: Kit (Roxanne) Talbott and Gregory, Steven, Anthony, and Kittrina of Watson, Donald (Annette) Talbott and Kealy, Chelsea, Donald Jr. of Edmonton, AB; Bonnie Bell (D.J.) and Brittney of Weyburn, Kathy (Brad) Johnson and Adam, Samantha (James) of Weyburn, Sonya (Ron) Geiger and Richard, Tyler of Kyle, Jeff (Julie) Talbott and Nicole and Brandon of Olds, AB, Jason (Tracy) Talbott and Shianne of Calgary, AB, Dean (Liza) Carswell and Ashly, Taylor, Brittany, Mathew and Alice of Lloydminster, AB and Camanie (Randy) Glynn and Cole, Austin, Cyenne of Kitscoty, AB; sisters: Fay Missal, Regina, June Missal, Lang, Carol (Rick) Gottselig, BC; brother: Ross Talbott, Edmonton, AB; brothers-in-law: Ray (Marie) Heiberg, Delta, BC, Tom Miller and Calgary, AB; sisters-in-law: Helen McGlashen, Yorkton, Lucille Heiberg, Lang, Rita Finlay, Mayfair, and Freda Moat, Redcliff, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews. Pat was born on the Jack Irvine farm at Lang. He went to Baldock School. From 1940-1948 Pat worked for Imperial Oil, Locker Plant, Town of Lang and for farmers around Lang. He married Ruth in 1943. In 1948 he became an agent for Sask. Wheat Pool, moving to Glasnevin, and then to Ogema in 1956. After retiring from the Wheat Pool in 1983, Pat worked for farmers in the Ogema area. Pat was a member of the IOOF Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion. He was on the town council for many years. Pat loved to have people around him. He enjoyed it very much when family and friends and neighbours would visit. At Pat's request a Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Lang Cemetery on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating.
- Alfred Douglas. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather Alfred Douglas Taylor, a lifetime resident of Ogema, who passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the age of 89 years. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Mabel; and his brother-in-law Charlie Miller. Doug is survived by his sons Garfield (Connie) and Grant (Marie), both of Regina; grandson Jeremie (Jada); great-granddaughters Zoe, Abbigail and Mackenzie all of Grenfell; sister Lottie Miller of Victoria, B.C.; and nephews Roy (Jane) and their family and Alf. Doug led a wonderful life with many accomplishments that surviving family and friends will remember with pride long after his passing. He was born on his parents' farm near Ogema on April 13, 1923. He served his country in World War II at a young age enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war he returned to Ogema to settle in his hometown and became postmaster until his retirement. He received his diploma in technical electronics repair as a hobby and also farmed, enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and computers. A private family service and interment will take place in his hometown of Ogema at a later date. In lieu of sorrow for Doug’s passing we should rather thank God that such a man has lived.
- Rae Donald. On Saturday, September 1, 2001, Rae Donald Thomas passed away at home and into the arms of God. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Audrey Thomas; his son, Ian Thomas and his wife Gloria and their children: John and Crystal of Rossland, BC; daughter Laurie Claffey and her husband Floyd of Parry, and their children: Coralee West and her husband Jeff, Allison Claffey and companion Jim Ludwig and their children: Lahana, Austin and Imari, Parry Claffey and friend Ashley Hill; daughter, Vivian Schlachter and husband Glenn and their children: Kristen, Carson, Colby and Kaycee of Seven Persons, AB; also his only brother, William Thomas and special friend Irene; brothers-in-law: Jack Donaldson and wife Gerry, Arch Donaldson and wife Shirley; as well as several nieces and nephews. Rae Donald Thomas was born November 12, 1927 at Parry. He was raised on the farm, known as the Clancy place, four miles southeast of Parry with his brother Bill. Both boys went on to school in Regina. He took his grade 12 at Balfour Tech in Regina then attended Miller Memorial Bible College in Pamburn for three years, graduating in 1950. Rae's father Sam passed away when he was 15 and Rae and his brother and mother Hetty continued to run the farm until his mother remarried. On December 27, 1950 Rae married Audrey Donaldson in Regina. Except to go away to school, Rae lived his entire life on his own farm four miles northeast of Parry. It was a mixed farm with grain, cattle and milk cows. Rae loved to farm and his passion was his cattle and his horses. He had a nice herd of Charolais cross cows which he was tending to on his final day. He was a member of the church board and had been a Sunday School teacher for many years. He had also served on the school board. Rae enjoyed bowling, sports, socializing, church activities, and reading jokes and cartoons. Audrey and Rae celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Thursday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, Weyburn, with Rev. Dave Peters, Rev. Wally Frank and Rev. Laurie Hudson officiating ministers. Interment followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Parry. Pallbearers were Lyle Fullmore, Richard Epp, Jim Ulriksen, Wes Powers, Leroy Jackson and Allan Ashton.
- Gerrad Tondevold was born in Regina at the Grey Nuns Hospital on August 31, 1966. He was four years old when we moved to the farm at Bures. Gerrad was a very active boy and enjoyed being with his dad, where farming and cattle became his past time. Our next move was to the Grainger farm. He received his education at Ogema High School. Many good times were spent with his brother, sister and neighbour kids, cousins, friends and of course his school chums. I am sure they all could tell of many exciting stories of things they did. He married Karen on July 30, 1988 and they remained on the farm and had three beautiful daughters: Tylynne, Kianna and Sierra. They brought him all the joy and love a parent can experience. Cattle became his hobby again with all of his family taking part in it. Gerrad enjoyed sports and loved the competition of curling, hockey, baseball and playing cards with friends and family. He had health problems in the latter part of 2001 and started with surgery in March of last year and found out he had cancer. He was a very strong person never complaining and faced his pain with courage. He had a smile and joked with the nurses all through his recovery which was not to be. He passed away in Bengough Health Centre on March 31, 2002 with his family by his side. Gerrad will always be remembered with his smirky little grin and quick wit. Predeceased by his grandparents: George Prentice, Dolly Prentice and Martin Tondevold; cousins: Curtis Leonard and Valorie (Tondevold). Gerrad is survived by his daughters Tylynne, Kianna and Sierra and mother of his children, Karen; his parents: Syd and Linda Tondevold; brother: Darren (Lisa); sister, Sheri; grandmothers: Molly Tondevold and Ruth Prentice; aunts and uncles: Evelyn Prentice, Nola (Alf) Leonard, David (Gail), Don (Janet), Jim (Debbie) Prentice, Raymond (Eileen), Vernon (Doris), Jerry (Bette), Rodney (Verda) Tondevold, Gloria (Marvin) Omoth, Mardel (Joe) Hompoth; numerous cousins. A funeral service was held Thursday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ogema, with Pastor Roy Holm officiating. The eulogy was read by Donna Hartley. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Tim Tendler, Troy Tendler, Mark Fowler, Robert Bauche, Kevin Verboom and Randy MacPhail. Honorary pallbearer was Dale Brenner.
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- Gail Heather (nee Vargo) November 18, 1954 - March 5, 2012. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gail of Ogema, SK on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the age of 57. Gail was predeceased by her father and mother Tony and Shirley Vargo and father-in-law Robert Viergutz. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 33 years, Brian Viergutz; mother-in-law, Julia Viergutz; sister, Tammie Marks (Kim); brother, Grant Vargo (Debbie); sister, Eva Smith (Greg); brother-in-law, Glen Viergutz (Susan); nephews, Curtis Viergutz (Erin), Trevor Viergutz (Kelly), Michael Vargo, Tyler Marks, Jeremy Marks; nieces, Angie Hill (Mark), Michelle Langen (Marty), Nicole Petruic, Danielle Rutherford (Kevin), Vanessa Vargo; great-nephews and nieces, Ethan Hill, Myah Hill, Abigail Rutherford, Isabella Rutherford, Corbett Viergutz, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gail will be remembered most for her kind and gentle spirit and overwhelming sense of family. Her genuine smile evidenced her love for life and life in the country. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Heritage United Church, corner of Rochdale Blvd. and Arnason St., Regina, SK with Rev. Dexter Van Dyke officiating.
- Leo Robert Viergutz passed away June 22, 2011 at the personal care home in Pangman at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Christina and sisters, Helena Viergutz, Barbara Bywater, Alvira Beedle and Marge Wanner. Robert is survived by his loving wife Julia (Luebke) of 63 years; his sons, Brian (Gail) and Glen (Susan) of Ogema; grandsons, Curtis (Erin) and Trevor (Kelly); brothers, Melvin (Elaine) and Mervin (Faye); sister, Lucille Duke; brother-in-law, Carl Luebke (Joyce); sisters-in-law, Frieda Lillejord, Alvina (Carl) Sorensen, Marlene (Alvin) Bowlby, Darlene Kronberger and Sandra Frass as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Robert was born July 12, 1920 in Ogema, at the home of Mrs. Sarah Guy. He lived at the farm at Dahinda, attended Dahinda school #2666 until grade 8. He helped his parents on the farm until he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. March 1942-Oct 1945. He was stationed at different air force bases as a mechanic. He received his discharge at Penfield Ridge N.B. and came home to Dahinda to farm. On Oct 2, 1947 Robert and Julia, along with Robert’s sister Lucille and Ted Duke had a double wedding ceremony at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Edgeworth. Robert and Julia went to Regina to look for employment as there was no farm land available at that time. Robert worked for Dench of Canada and C.P. transport until the spring of 1952 when he returned to Dahinda and farmed the land that they purchased until 1986. He was semi retired to Ogema, but continued to help at the farm as long as he was able. He was an active member of the Ogema Legion #67. A Memorial Service was held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Ogema on Monday, June 27, with Pastor Luther Heintz officiating. Tribute was given by Trevor Viergutz, 23rd Psalm was read by Curtis Viergutz. Brian and Gail were urn bearers. Interment to take place at a later date.
- Lena Vogeli was born on July 16, 1916 in Khedive, and passed away July 9, 2005 with her family at her side. Lena will be remembered for love of family and friends, resilient attitude, faith and gratitude for life's blessings. Lena is survived by her two daughters Gloria (Garnet) McKee and Pat (Dale) Kelley, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A prayer vigil was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wetaskiwin, Alberta on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wetaskiwin, on Thursday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m.
- Ruth Iona (nee Fair), 11 year resident of the Weyburn Special Care Home fell asleep in death on January 9, 2008 at the age of 96 years. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Frederick George (1996); parents, James Albert Fair (1964), Emma Fair (nee Goodwin 1956); brothers and sisters, Bert (1982), Roy (1977), Lily (Bell 1990), Raymond (Dooley 1982), Esther (1925), Jim (1998), George Albert (1939), twin brothers, Leslie (1924) and Earl (1925); son in law, Edwin Johnson (2002). She is survived by her daughter Verna Johnson, Weyburn; son Lorne (Anne) Vosper, Moose Jaw; daughter Evelyn (Leon) Pandachuk, Moose Jaw; daughter Norma (Norval) Leslie, Weyburn; granddaughter Lois (Roly) Melin and family, Camrose, AB; grandson Amos (Tracy) Johnson, Weyburn, grandson Calvin Vosper, Swift Current, granddaughter Valerie (Dave) Hindley and family, Calgary, AB, granddaughter Laura (Gordon) MacDonald, Regina, grandson Randy (Brenda) Pandachuk and family, High River, AB, grandson Trevor Pandachuk, Weyburn, granddaughter Wanda (Cam) MacDonald and son, Slave Lake, AB; sisters, Ethel Colvin, Belleville, ON, Dot Broten, Vernon, BC; sister in law, Vera, Courtney, BC; six great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth Iona Fair was born at Khedive, on July 26, 1911. She went to school first at Black Oak School, then Kinghorn School. When Kinghorn School closed in 1919 she went to the Khedive Consolidated School. (Fred attended Kinghorn School too). She was one who loved playing basketball and excelled in the game. The Fair family moved to British Columbia around 1920, then back to Saskatchewan later in the 1920's to Coronach. Ruth married Frederick George Vosper on October 13, 1929 at Coronach. Verna, Lorne and Evelyn were born on the farm at Coronach. Vospers then moved back to the Vosper homestead at Khedive in 1939. Norma was born after the new house was built at the farm. The home at Khedive was known for the house plants that Ruth's green thumb produced, as well as the canaries she raised. Neighbors visiting were heard saying that it may be winter outside, but it was spring all year round in the Vosper house. For many years Ruth provided Woolworths in Weyburn with African Violets, Gloxinias, and canaries for sale. After the farm at Khedive was sold in 1959, Fred, Ruth and Norma moved to Ceylon. The three of them moved to Weyburn in the fall of 1964, then Fred and Ruth moved to Estevan in 1969. They moved to Kelowna, BC in 1974, then back to Weyburn in 1976 to the little house up on South Hill. After Fred's death on May 14, 1996 arrangements were made for Ruth and she walked into the Weyburn Special Care Home on December 20, 1996 where she made her little room home until her death on January 9, 2008. The Memorial Service for Ruth Iona Vosper will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, with Mr. Arnold Kozak officiating. A family interment will be held at Khedive Cemetery.
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- Lawrence Wagner was born November 20, 1916 at Pangman. He was the third of five children, the oldest was his half-brother, Phillip and sister Lena, then Lawrence followed by two sisters, Anne and Betty. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Barbara Wagner; his sister, Lena Hollerback, brother-in-law, John Hollerback; brother, Phillip Wagner; sister, Betty Wagner; brother-in-law, Louis Colbow and niece, Julienne Janz. Lawrence lived on the family farm most of his life. He attended school at Khedive then returned to farming, living on the family farm until moving into the Deep South Personal Care Home. Lawrence never married. He was a born farmer and took his vocation very seriously. He grew grain and raised livestock all the years on the farm. Every animal on the farm had a name, probably based on its disposition or some other characteristic. Throughout his life he delivered cream, milk and eggs to his many customers in Pangman who eagerly awaited his arrival usually on a Saturday evening. In the early years, the delivery was done with a horse and cart. In the later years, he finally bought a car which speeded up the delivery process and he expanded his deliveries to a few customers at Weyburn. Life became a lot more manageable after they built the new house in the early 60's. Lawrence loved baseball and hockey. In the early 50's the family used to go to the farm on many Sundays and after the chickens were butchered and cleaned for dinner, they always had to have a game of ball. When he got older, his baseball and hockey were restricted to watching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders on television, spending many hours right up until his passing watching sports. Lawrence had a brief stint in the army shortly before World War II ended. There was one thing that Lawrence was extremely proud of, and that was the Family Farm Heritage Award which was given by the Province of Saskatchewan to honor a family farm which had been continuously operated by members of the same family since 1905. The award was given in 1980. He also had an aerial picture taken of the farm, of which he was equally proud. Lawrence loved to play cards and tell stories. Lawrence moved from the farm to the Deep South Personal Care Home in 1998, but he missed his life on the farm and his close neighbors, the Kaufmanns. While in the Care Home, Lawrence made many close friends, especially one, Agnes Madigan, who accompanied him on a few sight seeing tours around the countryside. It has been said that the staff of the Care Home were all very special friends, who at one time or another, swapped a good joke or story. Lawrence will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Prayers were said Sunday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman. The funeral mass was held Monday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal Celebrant. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery.
- Floyd Webb passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 8, 2004, at the age of 77 years. Floyd was born at harvest time, September 2, 1926, on the farm south of Amulet; the eldest son of Fred and Queen Webb, and brother to Keith, Albert & James. As a small baby, he, his mother and others were stricken with typhoid fever. A member of the harvest "threshing crew" was thought to have been a "carrier" of the dreadful disease. He experienced the one-roomed schools of Mundie and Amulet and later high school at Pangman. In 1944, he left to work in a P.O.W. pulp-wood camp at Fort Francis, Ontario, returning home to help with spring farm work. He was not old enough to go to war, but he went to boot-camp at Dundurn. In the winter of 1947, he worked on a dray at McBride, B.C. In 1949, he married Georgianna McRae at Amulet, and they moved to Rossland, B.C. where he had a job at the Trail Mining & Smelter Plant. A year later their eldest child Ken was born and they moved back to Saskatchewan to their farm site south of Amulet, with his parents and younger brothers all living near by. He did the field work, but much preferred his parcels of native grass and livestock. He built miles of barbed-wire fences, and this was when we children spent time with our Dad; besides helping him milk cows, put up hay and checking the cattle herds. He worked long days to provide opportunities for his five children, similiar to his own up-bringing - schooling, sports, 4-H, church activities, camps and a sprinkling of other special highlights. As we grew up and left home, Dad became our family "glue". Religious and statutory holidays were times his crew could gather and he looked forward to these occasions. With every new family member, he added more "glue" to hold his expanding family together and to keep it strong. He chose not to force his opinion and advice on us, instead he offered his non-judgemental support, as we continued to draw on his strength and protection. He invested a lot of time and interest in his grandchildren, and he drove many miles to do so. This investment paid off "big time" for him and more so, in the past few months! Dad liked where he lived, and in 1991, when he moved to Pangman he felt he was abandoning all of his wonderful neighbors. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life - a good cup of coffee, loaded with sugar and cream, enhanced with a piece of pie, and good conversation with lots of dry humour! And driving - driving while doing that well known "farmer's gawk" and the good feeling of being tired after a day's work. In his later years, he felt he could justify the time to sit and watch a ball game on TV, listen to "old-tyme" music and to read. He loved to read, especially history. Dad always said there was no other place he would have chosen to raise his children and live out his life than the farm; on the prairies. The prairies embody the essence of Dad's personality: "A quiet, unpretentious place with a beauty that will not tolerate a lot of flash and show, but rather; a subtle beauty that must be earned. It is a land that has no patience for the weak at heart; requiring great strength and determination; in order to stay long enough to enjoy its moments of splendor." This last year was a difficult time, as Dad saw his life "closing in on him" (as he would say)but like the land, he did what he had to do without complaint, gracefully surrendering his freedoms, realizing what needed to be done and doing it with a strength and determination; that would even make the prairies smile and nod their head in approval. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Florence Webb, Floyd will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Georgianna; children, Ken (Rhonda) Webb of Winnipeg, MB; Stuart (Bev) Webb of Ogema; Beth (Ian) Hudson of Ogema; Iris (Delbert) Warren of Ogema; and Murray (Loretta) Webb of Frontier. Grandchildren; Clint (Nancy), Curt, Cory and Kendal Webb; Kristopher (Crissy), Andrew and Jonathon Webb; Eric (Angela) Dyck, Chad and Leanna Hudson; Cole and Mackenzie Warren; Kyle, Lauren, and Kent Webb. Great granchildren, Samantha and Luke. Brothers, Keith (Jen), Albert (Anna) and James (Wanda). Sister-in-law Margaret (Leon) Leonard, brother-in-law Murd (Maisie) MacRae. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A memorial service was held February 14 from the chapel of Assurance Funeral Services, Weyburn, with Reverend Ella Frank and Lay assistant, Dennis Holmes officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date, and a Symbol of Remembrance will be placed at Amulet Cemetery.
- Jeanette (nee McRae) Webb, late of Ogema, SK passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the age of 84 years. Jeanette was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Sara McRae of Amulet; her husband Keith Webb; her brother Murdoch and his wife Maisie McRae; sister Margaret and her husband Leon Leonard; brother-in-law Floyd Webb; two granddaughters, Amanda and Victoria Webb. Jeanette is survived by her children: Pat (Randy) Greenman, Regina, Judy (Allan) Myren, David (Cathy) Webb, Janet (Clarence) Murray, Mary (Ted) Struthers, all of Ogema. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kim (Stephen Mills) Greenman, Stephen Jr. and Lucia; Kurtis (Heather) Greenman, Jack and Decklyn; Kris (Jolene) Greenman, Erik and Alia; Jim (Michelle) Myren, Mackenzie and Brianna; Jennifer (Heath) Peterson and Parker; Jessica (Derrick) Deringer and Chelsea; Thomas (Jenna) Webb, James and Luke; Karen (Tim AssiÈ) Webb; David (Jacqueline) Murray; Matt (Courtney Popick) Murray; Jon (Nicole) Struthers, Madison and Will; Nick (Danelle) Struthers; and Ben Struthers. Jeanette is also survived by sister Georgianna Webb; brothers-in-law Albert (Anna) Webb, Jame (Wanda) Webb, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Service of Remembrance for Jeanette will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Rev. Isabella Frank, officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jeanette's grandchildren. Interment to follow the service at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, SK.
- Keith Edwin Webb was born on June 18, 1930 and died on November 12, 2013, surrounded by his family. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Florence (Queen) Webb of Amulet; his brother Floyd Webb; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Murdoch and Maisie MacRae, Leon and Margaret Leonard; two granddaughters, Amanda and Victoria Webb. Keith is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanette. Together, they raised a family of five children on the farm in the Ogema area: Pat (Randy) Greenman, Regina, Judy (Allan) Myren, David (Cathy) Webb, Janet (Clarence) Murray, Mary (Ted) Struthers, all of Ogema. Keith is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kim (Steven Mills) Greenman, Steven Jr. and Lucia; Kurtis (Heather) Greenman, Jack and Decklyn; Kris (Jolene) Greenman, Erik and Alia; Jim (Michelle) Myren, Mackenzie and Brianna; Jennifer (Heath) Peterson and Parker; Jessica (Derrick) Deringer and Chelsea; Thomas (Jenna) Webb, James and Luke; Karen (Tim Assié) Webb; David (Jacqueline) Murray; Matt (Courtney Popick) Murray; Jon (Nicole) Struthers and Madison; Nick (Danelle) Struthers; and Ben Struthers. Keith is also survived by two brothers; Albert (Anna) Webb and Jame (Wanda) Webb and a sister-in-law Georgianna Webb, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and multitude of friends. A service of remembrance for Keith will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Ogema United Church, Ogema, SK with Rev. Isabella Frank, officiating. Interment to follow at Ogema Cemetery, Ogema, SK. Lunch will follow the interment at the Deep South Pioneer Museum Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith's grandchildren.
- Murray Webb, aged 48 years, of Frontier died suddenly at his home in Frontier on Sunday, August 2, 2009. He was born at Pangman on February 7, 1961. He was raised in the Pangman area and attended school at Ogema. He received a diploma in Automotive Mechanics from the Saskatchewan Technical Institute. He married Loretta Madigan on August 30, 1986 at Ceylon. They lived in various places. While living in Midale, Murray sold tools for Mac Tools. They moved to Riceton where he served as General Manager of the Co-op before moving to Frontier in 1990 to work as General Manager of the Frontier Co-op. He opened his own mechanic shop in Frontier and then later went to work at the Honey Bee plant at Frontier where he worked in various positions. He loved to draw and anything to do with fixing cars. He loved history and especially loved watching his children play sports. He was predeceased by his father Floyd in 2004, his grandparents Florence and Fred Webb, his parents-in-law Agnes and Michael Madigan, his maternal grandparents Jesse and Sarah Anna McRae, one niece Leanna Hudson and one nephew Michael Bellavance. He is survived by his wife Loretta, three children, Kyle, Lauren and Kent all of Frontier, his mother Georgianna Webb of Weyburn, two brothers, Ken (Rhonda) of LaSalle, Manitoba, and Stuart (Bev) of Ogema, two sisters, Beth Hudson (Ian) of Ogema and Iris Warren (Delbert) of Ogema, sisters-in-law Irene Bellavance (David) of Radville, and Dorothy Meyers (Richard) of Minton, brother-in-law Jim Madigan (Dorothy) of Pangman as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services were held from the Frontier Community Hall in Frontier on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant Bernadette Schneider officiating. The eulogy was presented by Marlene Carlson and Dennis Holmes gave a reading. Cremation followed the service.
- Norman William West was born July 13, 1947 in Weyburn. He passed away on March 7, 2013 at age 65. Norman grew up on the family farm near Trossachs. He attended school at Coral until Grade 8. He then went on to Pangman to complete his Grade 12. After finishing high school he worked up North in Cameron Hills area for Highland Exploration Limited for a few months. Then he worked for the Simpson Sears in Regina for three years. In the winter of 1970 Norman worked in British Columbia. From 1970 to 1972 he attended Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw receiving a diploma of Applied Arts in Accounting. Norman was married on August 5, 1972 in Froude at the United Church. He then worked as an accountant for Burroughs, Weber, Bowman Gross & Downs in Swift Current. He returned to take over the family farm in October 1973 and farmed and ranched with his son James until passing. Norman loved to read and study the Bible. He enjoyed woodworking and renovating the house. He loved to go with Marion to her craft shows and helped design and set up her displays. Norman especially loved taking his grandchildren and other children for rides on the quad or in the tractor. While his children were younger he enjoyed coaching hockey and running a boys club in Pangman. Norman was very involved in church. He served on the church board in various capacities and also helped with preaching and teaching. He loved Jesus and was a true servant of God in all he did. He was also very involved in Trossachs Gospel Camp. He spent much of his spring and summer down at camp helping in every way possible. He served on the camp board for many years. He got great joy from watching the kids come to camp each year. It gave him great pleasure to see his grandchildren start attending camp too!! Norman loved the Lord. He lived his life to serve God and looked forward to the day when he could be with Jesus. We have great comfort knowing he is with his saviour and that one day we will be with him again. Norman is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Ada Pew. Norman will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marion West of Weyburn; children, Dale West of Regina, Jeffrey (Coralee) West of Parry, Colin (Rhonda) West of Saskatoon, Krista (David) Meisner of Saskatoon, James West (Tara Hancock) of Weyburn; grandchildren, Jackson and Grayson West, William, Tristan and Hannah West and Kaitlyn, Jabin, Jendaya and Caleb Meisner; two sisters, Lois (Hugh) Jacobs of Newfoundland and Lorraine (Doug) Hawken of Glenavon. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 13 from the Abundant Living Centre in Pangman with Pastor Garry Penner officiating. Interment followed at the Pangman Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Van de Velde, Michael Van de Velde, Michael Kulchyski, Elwood White, Shane Roysun and Ryan Mitchell.
- Jean Wick was born May 14, 1921 in Ogema, Sask. and passed away on September 2, 2008 in Regina. Jean was raised on the family farm South of Kayville with one brother and four sisters. She attended Adell School and then went on to high school in Ogema. She completed her Grade 12 and went on to receiving her Standard Teaching Certificate. Jean went on and met and married Earle Scott who then sadly passed away in 1988. After his passing Jean married Ernest Wick, who also sadly passed away in 2005. Jean taught school for 23 years in a rural one room school in Thorndyke, Dahinda and Ogema. Teaching was her passion. All the many gifts and presents she received from her students she proudly displayed in her house for all to see. Jean loved to keep busy. She played on the Adell Ladies softball team, enjoyed sewing and crocheting, baking and cooking, square dancing, travelling, singing and playing the piano. She also loved playing cards with her family and friends. Jean also kept herself busy with the Rebecca's and sang in the United Church Choir. Jean was a person that loved her family, children and grandchildren and friends. She was a strong willed person and was always there for her family and friends. Everyone was always welcome for a cup of coffee or to stay for dinner. Not only was she a great mother and grandmother, she was a dedicated teacher and was well respected by all her students. Jean loved her flowers and garden and was always giving everyone produce or flowers. Jean will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Jean was predeceased by her mother and father, Louisa and Robert Scott; first husband, Earle Scott; second husband, Ernest Wick; brothers and sisters, Helen (Doc), Lillian (John), Elma, Clarence and Ruby (Jack). Jean will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rob (Janice) Scott of Ogema, their children Mark (Carrie Ann), their son, Tyrell; Michelle (Troy) their children, Zoe and Medea; Elwood (Denise) Scott of Regina, their children, Denelle, Chelsea and Ashley; Janet (Wade) Hesjedal of Bengough, their children, Regan, Aaron and Brittany; step-children, Lynne (Kundus) Hoffart of Regina, Randy (Marianna) Wick of Oungre, Mary Anne La Coste of Regina, Tammy Hardy of Regina; seven step grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Sylvia Fitzgerald officiating. Interment took place in Ogema Cemetery, Ogema.
- Douglas J. On Wednesday, April 18, 2001, Douglas J. Wiles, late of Ogema, passed away at the Regina General Hospital, at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Etta Wiles, four brothers and one sister. Douglas is survived by his loving wife, Valarie Wiles of Ogema; two sons: Harold Wiles of Ogema; and Darryl (Linda) Wiles of Ogema; and their children: Shelanne, Valene and Daralyn; one daughter, Betty (Allan) Sagin of Ogema; and their children: Allyson and Arlene; three sisters-in-law: Gladys Wiles, Edna Wiles and Matilda Wiles; as well as several nieces and nephews. Douglas was born the youngest of six children, January 29, 1925 at SE 27-7-23-W2 at Ogema. He received his schooling at Mount Joy School. When he finished his education he started farming with his brothers and father. On November 17, 1944 Douglas and Valarie were married at the Ogema United Church. In 1945 they took over farming the family homestead. They lived on the family farm until 1977 when they moved to Ogema, where he resided at the time of his passing. Douglas was a member of the Ogema Oddfellows Lodge #83, the Ogema Agriculture Society, and the local school board. They attended the Ogema United Church. He enjoyed attending rodeos, square dancing, playing cards, curling and watching TV. In his later years he enjoyed spending time in the back yard watching birds and the squirrels at the feeders. he was always interested in the cows and horses, and even after retiring he would go to the farm to check on the livestock and have a coffee. His five granddaughters held a special place in his heart. Douglas always had a moment to chat with each girl and listen to their problems or achievements. he will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all he knew and loved. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. from Ogema United Church with Rev. Robin Osborn officiating. The eulogy was given by granddaughter, Shelanne Wiles. Interment followed at Ogema Cemetery.
- Murray Martin. On Thursday, August 19, 1999 Murray Martin Wiles of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 53 years. Predeceased by his father, Roy Wiles. Murray is survived by his wife, Diane Wiles of Weyburn; his mother Gladys Wiles of Ogema; his brothers and sisters: Bruce (Ann) Wiles of Moose Jaw; Barry (Marlene) Wiles of Ogema; Della (Mel) Kazell of Saskatoon; and Lewis (Jennie) Wiles of Regina; stepchildren: Joanne Mallory of Regina; Bob Mallory of Calgary; Gerry (Denna) Mallory of Weyburn; Ken (Jacquie) Mallory of Weyburn; and Jim (Tina) Mallory of Parry, SK; 14 step grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Murray was born October 19, 1945 in Ogema. He was raised on a farm eight miles west of Ogema and attended Mount Joy School in rural Ogema and then high school in Ogema. As a teenager he was interested in electricity, and had his room set up to make thunder bolts. He moved into Ogema in 1976 and lived there until 1994 when he moved to Weyburn. On November 12, 1983 he married Diane Sauve in Ogema. Murray enjoyed restoring antiques and working on and fixing old radios. He once took a week to get an old Rumley tractor ready, then took three days to get it to Ogema along with his cousin Brian. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, organ, piano and trumpet. He was very involved with and dedicated to the Deep South Pioneer Museum, and was a past president. Murray attended Calvary Baptist Church in Weyburn. A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. from the Legion Hall in Ogema with Rev. Christa Eidsness and Pastor Rob Ogilvie officiating. Interment followed in Ogema Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers.
- Myrtle Elizabeth (nee Davidson) was born February 29, 1908 in Milestone. She took her schooling at a country school one mile from the Davidson homestead. She married Wilmer Wilson on April 9, 1925 at Moose Jaw. They made their first home on a farm in the Pangman district. In 1929 they moved to a farm in the Khedive area and then to the Wilson homestead in 1936. It was there in the 1930's that times were hard, raising a family of six, doing farm chores and cooking for threshing crews during harvest time. In the fall of 1958 they moved to Regina where she was employed at Dale's House, and worked there until her retirement in 1973. She moved to Calgary in 1974 and enjoyed her home, family and friends. She enjoyed working in her yard. In March of 2000 she was hospitalized with pneumonia. Her health deteriorated, and she was transferred to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre in May where she resided until her death on March 26, 2001 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband Wilmer in 1961, one son Vern and his wife Marg, sons-in-law Sam Ardelan and Jim Arneson, eight brothers, Jim, Bill, Dutch, Riley, Ken, Peter, Don and Walter and one great grandchild Riley Olesen. She is survived by three daughters: Laurena Ardelan, Avonlea, Floreen Arneson, Calgary, AB, Eunice Wilson, Calgary, AB; two sons, Robert Wilson (Alice), Didsbury, AB, Don Wilson (Darlene), Regina; one sister, Mary (Bruce) Devitt, Regina; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
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- Elizabeth "Betty" Anne (nee Pingert) passed away December 28th, 2005 at the age of 87 years, in Radville with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Theresa Pingert; her husband, John, four brothers: Edward (in infancy), Nicholas, William and Albert and also sister-in-law, Anna Marie Pingert. She leaves to mourn, daughter, Margaret and Harvey Miller of Ogema, and son, Raymund and Shannon Yung of Weyburn; grandchildren: Brent Miller, Angela and Jason Frey, Derek, Curtis, Kimberly, Shaniya and Shauntay Yung, great grandchildren: Cole Miller, Dylan, Delaney and Rhett Frey; one brother, Wilfred and Mary Pingert; two sisters-in-law: Anna Pingert and Louise Reviere, along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and in-laws. Betty was born on the family farm north of Amulet. She attended Medora School to grade nine then quit to stay home and help on the farm. She went to Avonlea to cooking school and then worked in Regina as a cook in a restaurant. Cooking and baking were some of her greatest passions, as many of us can attest to her great meals prepared in a few minutes. Betty taught community college, German cooking classes in many communities including: Ogema, Bengough, Assiniboia, Parry, Mazenoid, Mossbank, Coronach, Tugauske and Weyburn, where she enjoyed every moment she spent getting to know and help the students. She received many letters over the years praising her passion for teaching and cooking. She became well known for her buns, broccoli casserole, cabbage rolls, apple strudel, German hot potato salad and canned peaches. On October 14, 1942, Betty married John Yung who was the love of her life. They then lived on a farm near Parry and later bought the Maxwell place two and a half miles north of Amulet. In 1975 they retired to Ogema where they resided until their health declined. Betty loved children and was always bringing a nephew or niece home with her. Finally they adopted two children, Margaret in 1953 and Raymund in 1956. They were always told they were very special because they were chosen. Betty's deep love for her children carried on to her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. No task was ever too great for her to help the kids with and they always knew her door was open. Betty's sewing skills there was nothing Betty couldn't mend, repair or create and was as close to a professional seamstress as one could get. Another role for her was doctor Betty. There are many stories of her famous Mustard Plasters, a sure cure for a cold. She was always the nurse maid, to family, friends or someone who needed her help. Her biggest role was taking care of her husband, John, especially after he developed Parkinson's Disease and she remained by his side caring for him until his death in 2004. They were able to spend 61 wonderful years by each others side. Betty's faith in God was very strong. She never missed a Sunday Service or went through a day without a prayer. After her health declined and she was no longer able to attend mass, she would often be found with her Bible and Rosary. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Prayers were said Friday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Angel's Church in Pangman. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Father Francis "Prince" Kurisinkal celebrant. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. The Active Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Brent Miller, Angela Frey, Curtis Yung, Derek Yung, Jason Frey and Kimberly Yung.
- John Yung formerly of Ogema passed away in Weyburn on Thursday, February 27, 2004 at the age of 91 years. John was born at Parry on February 21, 1913. He started school in Parry until 1920 when his family moved to Pangman where his father ran the local butcher shop. In 1924 they moved to the farm in the Hemlock school district where Grandpa continued his education receiving his grade 10. Grandpa then completed his grade 11 in Regina at Scott Collegiate. The next move was back to the farm where he worked alongside his father. In 1939 Grandpa went to work for a road construction crew. They built the road from Fords corner at Pangman to Horizon with horses, a dump wagon, and the elevator graders. Upon completion Grandpa rented a farm at Parry and on October 14, 1942, he married the love of his life Betty Pingert. In 1943 Grandpa and Gramma bought the Maxwell farm 2-12 miles north of Amulet. Grandpa and Gramma adopted two children, which they raised from babies: Margaret in 1953 and Raymund in 1956. Grandpa and Gramma continued to farm and raise their family until 1975 when their son Raymund took over the family farm. Uncle Ted and Grandpa spent many weeks building their new house in Ogema and this is where the grandchildren spent many nights. Over the next 29 years Grandpa and Gramma never left each other's side even up till the final two months in the Pangman Health Centre. Grandpa was a farmer at heart. Talking with Angie last night she recalled Grandpa always arriving at the farm for harvest. He loved to help unload the grain and be a part of this time each fall. In the memory book grandpa was still out helping with his cane in hand and a bucket to sit on too, to rest his legs. I also heard a story this morning where grandpa was driving the tractor and pulling the combine behind and was going to clip the fuel tank and everyone was waving for him to stop. He just waved back happily clipped the tank, it rolled off and he headed out for the field without a worry. Grandpa was community minded. He was on the Wheat Pool board all his farming life. He was president of the Amulet Telephone board for 15 years and when it joined with Ogema he served another 15 years until the government took it over. Grandpa was on the Pangman Coop board for seven years and served as a reeve for the RM of Norton for six years. Grandpa was a trustee on the Weyburn library board for many years and also served five years on the board of directors for the Southeast Regional Library. Grandpa loved to do the bookkeeping and up until just a few months ago was still keeping the books in perfect order. Auntie Marg told me that grandpa liked to go to conventions. Whether it was for the library, council, or whatever board he was on at the time. Grandpa was honoured by receiving a framed picture for 30 years of dedicated service to the Pangman Branch library and in 1993 received a plaque from the Saskatchewan membership in recognition of a significant contribution to the advancement of library service in Saskatchewan. Also grandpa was a church board member. During his retirement years Grandpa spent many years on the Pangman Hospital Board and served as secretary treasurer for the Senior Citizens Center. Grandpa grew up in a three-part family. He was the first-born, but lost his mother and brother during his birth. His father remarried a widow, who had two children of her own, Walter and Margaret. His father and new wife would then go on to have seven more children of their own. That made grandpa in a family of 11 children. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Pangman with Fr. Prince presider. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery.
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