Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Nancy (nee Junor), late of Regina, SK, passed away on December 20, 2003 with dignity and grace at the age of 74 years. Beloved wife of the late Russell Ahlberg, loving mother of Lyn Vilcu (Scott Sellsted) and proud grandmother of Adam and Angela Vilcu. She will also be lovingly remembered by her stepsons: Alan (Kathy) Ahlberg and their children; Cori (Scott) Richards, Jessica (Ramy) Nijmeh, Tom Ahlberg, and Jean Ahlberg, and one great grandchild, Shelby Richards, David (Sharon) Ahlberg and their children Stephanie Ahlberg and Kristofor Ahlberg. She is also survived by one stepsister Jean (Don) Cairns. Nancy was born July 7, 1929 in Regina, SK. In June 1965, she married Russell and moved to Wolf Point, MT where they owned and operated the Tip Top Motel. In 1977, the family returned to Canada and lived in Regina until moving to Pense in 1984. They ran a Fashion Two Twenty Studio for many years until she joined the work force at SaskOil. She made many lasting friendships wherever she went and enjoyed her retirement in Pense until 1997 when Russell passed away and she returned to Regina. She spent a couple of years in Midale, to be closer to her family but upon losing her eyesight, returned to Regina. She was a caring and adoring lady who loved all those around her. Her life centered around Adam and Angela whom she enjoyed spending as much time with as possible. She always had a smiling face and a kind word for those around her. A caring and sensitive woman who never lost her sense of humor even throughout her illness. Her great outlook and positive attitude kept her and her family and friends going throughout many trials and tribulations. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by those whose lives she touched. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. R. H. Sutton officiating. Reception to follow at Wascana Family & Community Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street. Flowers gratefully declined. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Phyllis Eileen (nee Lowery) passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008 at the Regina Lutheran Home. Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wesley Alexander, and her parents Fred and Mary Lowery. She is survived by her loving family; her daughter Lynn (Chuy) Valera of Pense; her sons Fred (Sheila) of Pense and Lorne of Edmonton. Cherishing her memory are her five grandchildren: Whitney, Gillian and Justin Valera, Laurie (Jake) Montgomery and Byron Alexander; her brother-in-law John (Judy) Alexander, sisters-in-law Esther Alexander, Shirley (Gordon) Engstrom and Betty Alexander, as well as many nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 1:30p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Mary Beth Nicks Barbour officiating. Interment to follow in Cottonwood Cemetery. Fellowship to follow at Pense Town Hall. Phyllis' family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at the Regina Lutheran Care Home, who went above and beyond in their care of Phyllis over the past few years.
- Wesley Donald passed away on Monday, February 12, 2001 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Sam and Velma; brother Robert. Wes is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of forty-seven years, Phyllis, his daughter Lynn (Chuy) Valera of Pense; his sons Fred (Sheila) of Pense and Lorne of Calgary. Cherishing his memory are his five grandchildren: Whitney, Gillian and Justin Valera and Laurie and Byron Alexander; his brothers David, Morley and John; sisters Esther Alexander and Shirley (Gordon) Engstrom; as well as many nieces, nephews and many, many friends. A celebration of Wesley's life will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Jack Oglesby officiating. Interment to follow in Cottonwood Cemetery. Fellowship to follow at Pense Town Hall.
- Elizabeth "Lily" (nee Jennings), age 86, formerly of the Pense District, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002 in Regina, Sask. She was born February 24, 1915 at Craigduff Cottage, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Lily immigrated with her family to Canada in 1921. Lily grew up on the family farm south of Pense, she graduated as a teacher from the Regina Normal School in 1935. While teaching at McCord, she met and married Herman Anderson in 1939. Lily was an active farm wife, mother of seven, who participated in several women's organizations, Associated Country Women of the World and the Saskatchewan Women's Institute, which worked towards improving the education, quality of life, and health conditions of rural women in Canada and world wide. Lily also served on the Pense School Board for many years. As an enthusiastic member of All Saint's Anglican Church, Pense, Lily was the organist for many years and a member of the Women's Auxiliary. In her later years, Lily was a member of the community of Qu'Appelle House, Senior's Residence in Regina. She had many good friends there and enjoyed the comradeship and activities for eight years. Her family thanks the staff for their kindness towards her. Predeceased by her husband Herman in 1972, and her sisters Mary Jennings, Jennie Hunt, and Nora Wilkinson. She is survived by her 7 children and their families, Maurice (Carolle), Calgary, their children, Keira, Dean, and Ryan; Terry (Della), Pense, their children, Crystal and Neal (Theresa); Ken (Carol), Toronto; John (Barbara), Edmonton, their children, Jonathan and Sarah; Jim (Rosemarie), Camrose, their children, Derek (Young Rang) and Lara (Kirk Grunow); Elizabeth (Brian Elliott), Edmonton; Jeanette (Wayne Staples), Wolfville, NS, and Loral Zacharias. Lily has six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Annie Gushwa, Shelbyville, Indiana, Peggy Murphy, Ottawa, ON and sisters-in-law, Vera Hamilton, Clara Macmillan, Thelma Ellis, and Alice Anderson, and her many nieces and nephews. Funeral service and interment will be held at All Saint's Anglican Church, Pense, SK on Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Blair Dixon and Rev. Mark Moote officiating.
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- Maybell Berneise (Jewell) born January 12, 1932, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2005. She is survived by much loved family daughters Melveen and Joy, son-in-law Terry McLean; Grands, Rory, Greg, Terra and Michael; Greats, Jesse, Taylor and Kalin. Very dear companion Elmer, one brother-in-law Des and two very dear sisters-in-law, Shirley and Della, two nieces Marie and Charlotte, and four nephews, Lloyd, Kelly, Mark and Byron, many dear cousins and many, many friends. A long time resident of Pense, Berneise was a member of All Saints' Anglican Church, Pense Seniors, Pense Housing Board and Rec. Board. Funeral Service will be held at the Pense Town Hall on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment of ashes will follow at All Saints' Cemetery in Pense.
- Norm Balderston passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 2, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Edith; sister Lillan and brothers Reg and Bert; daughter-in-law Lorie; sisters-in-law, Marj Balderston, Florence Humphrey, and Florence Hemsworth; and brothers-in-law, Les Rogers, Doug Humphrey, and Spence Hemsworth. He is survived by his wife Jean, sons Dennis (Beth), Greg, and their families; sister-in-law Doris Rogers, and numerous nieces and nephews. Norm was born in Lincolnshire, England, July 20, 1914 and came to Canada with his parents in 1921 to a farm in the Rouleau district. He graduated from Reliance Business College in 1932. He moved to Moose Jaw in 1939 and began farming in the Pense district in 1940. He retired from farming in 1973. Norm was an avid sportsman, enjoyed baseball, hockey, curling, golf and playing cards with his friends at the Hillcrest Sports Centre. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Curling Association Executive Council for many years and became the Executive Director in 1966 until his retirement in 1980. He was a President of the Moose Jaw Curling Club and an Honorary Life Member of the Hillcrest Sports Centre and Saskatchewan Curling Association. For his contribution to sports, he received the Cosmopolitan Distinguished Service award in 1967 and the Moose Jaw Citizen of the Year award in 1968. He was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1988 and into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Last but not least, Norm loved and was concerned for his family and always was ready with a helping hand or kind word whenever the situations arose. He was truly an inspiration to all of us who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will take place at Zion United Church, 423 Main St. N., Moose Jaw on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Molly Kitchen will officiate. Memorialization will follow at Rosedale Cemetery at a later time.
- Nellie Marguerite (nee Thompson) passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on February 19, 2008 at age 102. Nellie was born July 16, 1905 at Broadfields farm S21-T18-R22-W2 north of Pense, NWT. She was predeceased by her parents, Wellington Thompson and Ethel Mae (Rea); her husband of 44 years, John William (Bill) Bell in 1977; younger sisters, Mae Riome (1997), Irene Roney (2007) and Eva Toderan (2006). She is survived by daughters Noreen (Rev. Welby) Walker, Surrey, BC; Edythe Bell, Regina; Wilma (David) Wessel, Regina; grandsons Graham (Colleen) Walker, Brent Walker, and Brian, Nathan and Cary Wessel; granddaughter Denise (Mohan) Teekasingh; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Dorothy Bell; and several nieces, nephews and relatives. Church and family were central to her life. She joined Forest Presbyterian (later United) Church in 1915 and there enjoyed the choir and Women's Missionary Society. Primary education was at Cottonwood School, secondary education at Regina College and Paragon Business College. While at college, she joined Westminster United Sunday School and C.G.I.T. and remained affiliated there until her death. She was an honorary life member of the Orange Benevolent Society. Her church, lodge and musical activities of her daughters provided deep enjoyment and spiritual inspiration. After Bill's death in 1977, she moved to The Heritage Apts. where she lived for 24 years and then to Parkside Extendicare at age 96. In 2005, she received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and with donations from family and friends at her 100th birthday celebration established the Nellie M. Bell Centennial Bursary for young students at the Conservatory of Performing Arts. Her activities were hampered by glaucoma and arthritis, but she maintained her sense of humour and cheerfulness to the end. The family wishes to thank Dr. S. Bester for his excellent long term care. We also would express our appreciation and sincere gratitude to all the Parkside staff who treated her (and her daughters) with much love and attention. A memorial service followed by reception will take place at Westminster United Church at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 23 with Rev. Alan Schooley and Rev. Wayne Knouse officiating. Cremation. Interment at a later date at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Walter George Berner passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, February 19, 2006, at the age of 78 years. Walter is predeceased by his infant son Dale Walter, parents Henry and Olga, and one brother Ernest. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years Norma; children: Brian and Brenda; three grandchildren: Devin, Brittany and Adam; sister Ruth (Clarence) Scheller, brother Mervin ( Darlene) Berner; numerous nieces and nephews. Walter started farming in the Pense District in 1951 and farmed until 1981 when he and Norma moved into Regina. He was active in the church and a member of the Regina Plains School Division. He enjoyed curling, square dancing, fishing and took up wood working in his retirement and was involved in delivering meals on wheels. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at Christ Lutheran Church. 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina SK; at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Bob Leeson officiating.
- Mary (nee Zinchesin) was called home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the age of 94 years. She leaves to mourn her son Bill Bernhauser of Regina and daughter Elizabeth Herman (Gordon) of Calgary, grandchildren Karen Larsen (Ken), Brent Bernhauser (Donna), Patti Bernhauser (Kevin Milligan), Ryan Bernhauser (Jae Navid), Gordon Herman Jr. (Corie), Don Herman (Denise), and Joanne VanderPloeg (Andy), along with 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by her husband Joseph and infant son, parents Barbara Swirski and Paul Zinchesin, brother Dr. Bill Zinchesin, sisters Annie Ferguson and Olga Santalab and daughter-in-law Donna Bernhauser (Bill). Mary was born in Sheho, SK January 18, 1915. She later moved to Pense and became the bride of Joseph November 3, 1934. Work with the railroad took them to Stalwart, Gibbs, Penzance and Dilke moving to Regina in 1966. She was a long standing member of the C.W.L. of Good Samaritan Parish. Mary's cooking skills were put to good use as she was involved with the church's catering and was for a time the assistant cook. Her perogy pinching skills were legendary as she kept a watchful eye on the rookie pinchers during the many perogy bees that were held. We are happy to say that this skill will not end with her. Throughout the many hardships and illnesses in her life, she remained optimistic and focused on the well being of others before her own needs. She will be sadly missed by the ones she leaves behind; but her legacy of goodness, hard work and determination will forever guide our lives. Prayers will be held Wednesday July 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Church. Funeral on Thursday July 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Parish. Celebrant Fr. John Mock. Funeral services provided by Victoria Avenue Funeral Home.
- Ellen (nee Damgaard). It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ellen Bjerrisgaard, age 73 on Tuesday, April 24, 2001, dearly beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Ellen is predeceased by husband Svend and parents Karen, Marie, Johanne Nielsen & Soren Frederik Damgaard and brother Jens Peder Damgaard. She is survived by daughters Anna (Alan) Hatch of Borden, Sask, Karen (Jerry) Rosten of Craik and son Holger (Hazel) of Calgary; grandchildren Paul and Jennifer Rosten, Amie, Anita and Alana Hatch, Lyle and Eric Bjerrisgaard; Brothers Richard (Margit) Damgaard of Calgary, Adolf (Gerda) Damgaard of Denmark and sisters Else Andersen, Ingaborg (Vagn) Petersen, Ingrid Andreassen, Edith Vesteholm and Karen (Bjane) Jacobsen of Denmark, and her husband Svend's family. A Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 PM in the Pense Community Hall with Mary Beth Nicks Barbour officiating. A private committal of ashes will take place at a later date.
- Doug. Dad got his final wish on Monday, August 29, 2011, leaving this world for whatever lies beyond. A life well lived and loved, he was good to go. Doug was born on the family farm south of Pense on July 10, 1921. He served as an air frame mechanic in the Royal Canadian Air Force in England during WWII. Doug was a farmer, and loved the land. Predeceased by his wife Tressa; Doug is survived by daughter Kim, son-in-law Ron Blechinger and grandchildren Joel and Kate; sister June (Harv) White; in-laws Ron Thatcher, Roy Morris, Bernice Bayne, Mavis and Jim Fairburn, and Ethel Hughes; special cousin Ruth Brown; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. At Doug's request, a private graveside service will be held. Thanks to the nurses, special care aides and Dr. Newton at Unit 3-6 in Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for their quality care.
- Evelyn Margaret (nee Campbell). Known to her family as Baba, Evelyn passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at the age of 82. Evelyn was born and raised in Saskatoon and later moved to Pense when she married Wes in 1948. Pense was home for over 45 years, where she lived out her passion as wife, mother and grandmother. Ev loved volunteering within her community as a Cub Scout leader, Public Health Clinic coordinator, Eastern Star and later with the Canadian Red Cross. Ev had a great sense of humour and was always on call as the local Charlie Farquaharson. Predeceased by her husband Wes in 2001, Evelyn is survived by her three sons: Keith (Donna), Pense, and their daughters, Maren (Coulson) and Lindsay; Glen (Darlene), Regina, and their four sons, Scott (Carmen Anderson), Jared, Chad (Lindsay) and Luke; son Brian (Karen Frandsen), Regina; and great-grandchild, Abigaile. A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held at Knox-Met United Church, 2340 Victoria Ave., Regina, on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.
- Alice Amy (nee Hogger) passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in West Kelowna, BC, at the age of 95 years. Born on June 28, 1916 at South Coulee District, Pense, SK to Frank and Ada Hogger. She leaves behind her son Peter (Donna) McPhail, West Kelowna, BC; grandson Michael (Teresa) McPhail; granddaughter Erin McPhail; two great grandchildren: Mitchell land Jennifer McPhail; sister-in-law Dorothy Hogger; two nephews, a niece and their families. Predeceased by her husband Al Burgess in 1987 and her twin brothers Joseph and Stanley Hogger. Alice lived 70 years in Pense, SK before moving, with her husband, to Regina and in 2011 moved to Kelowna, BC. Alice was very proud of the time she spent working at Government House in Regina under His Honor Lt. Governor and Mrs. McNab. As a result, she was a guest at many receptions having met the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Prince Edward. She was thanked for her dedication to the history and restoration advice of Government House. Before retiring as post-mistress in Pense, SK, Alice worked as a bookkeeper for Singer Sewing Machine Corp., Co-op Oil, restaurant cook and was a volunteer member of Pense Homemakers' Club, All Saints Anglican Church Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Leader, Regina and Pense Senior's Society and Regina and District Old Timers' Association. She will be missed by her family and many friends in Saskatchewan and Regina Village. At her request, she will be cremated and a Graveside Service will be held at the Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Lois Elaine (nee Hind) October 21, 1943 - November 8, 2010. Our very special lady died peacefully at Wascana Grace Hospice at the age of 67, after a brief battle with cancer. Predeceased by her father Richard Hind in 1998, mother Marjorie (Ogilvie) Hind in 2002, nephew Evan Powell in 1977 and father-in-law George Burling in 1993, Elaine is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Garry Burling, sisters Marilyn (Jim) Hayes and Cheryl Hind, brothers Allan (Diane) Hind and Robert (Lynn) Hind, mother-in-law Virginia Burling, sister-in-law Gayle Davidson and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Elaine grew up and was educated in the Cottonwood district of Pense and began her career at Bank of Montreal in Regina in 1962. There she met Garry and they married at Cottonwood United Church in 1967. Their banking experiences were widely varied over the next 25 years and they were fortunate to relocate 13 times throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. In 1993 Elaine began volunteering at William Roper Hull Child and Family Services in Calgary, which evolved into the most fulfilling opportunity of her life. Retirement in 2004 brought them to Deer Valley where Elaine accepted another challenge as a secretary at the Lumsden United Church. She constantly expanded her circle of friends, whether through work, volunteer activities, on the golf course or involvement in curling. She will be missed by all. A Celebration of Elaine's life will be held at St. Andrews United Church in Lumsden, SK on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
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- Glen Miller. With deep sorrow, we announce the death of Glen Miller Campbell on February 1st, 2005 in Regina. Born on September 23, 1916 in Avonlea, SK, he was the third of seven children born to Sandy and Eva Campbell. He grew up on the family farm and attended Sunshine School. Glen was a natural athlete throughout his entire life, playing ball, rugby, hockey, curling, golf, shuffleboard and tennis. After Grade 12, Glen went to the University of Saskatchewan obtaining his Accounting Degree and Chartered Accountant's Designation in 1942. With the outbreak of World War II, Glen navigated RCAF bombers stationed in York, England and Aberdeen, Scotland. He met his sweetie, Fern Hagerty, farm daughter and Registered Nurse on the ice skating rink in Moose Jaw. They married in April 1946. Shortly after, Glen and his brothers led a team of 21 young men who custom combined wheat harvests from Texas to the Dakotas. In the spring of 1947 Glen attended his first of six Canadian Curling Championships, winning the MacDonald Brier in 1955 with brothers Garnet, Lloyd and Don. Over the years, his other curling mates were father Sandy, brother Gordon, Jack Keys and Bob Pickering. Glen was a 25-year Registered Seed Grower in the Pense district from 1950-1995 and a Founding Director of the Palliser Wheat Growers Assocation. He and Fern moved permanently to Regina in 1975 and started wintering in Texas. Glen lost Fern in 1985. He was blessed to have two special women in his life when he met Elsie Teulon. They continued to winter in Texas together, collecting many shuffleboard and golf trophies. He continued ""balancing the books"" for his relatives until his 88th birthday. Glen was predeceased by wife Fern, parents Sandy and Eva, brother Don, sister Verna and her husband Bill Evans, and Lloyd's wife, Wilma Campbell. Poppa will be sorely missed by children Doug (Irene) Campbell, Cochrane, AB; Glenys (Rand) McIntyre, Regina; James Campbell (Steve Stellenwerf), Houston, TX; and his loving companion Elsie Teulon; brothers Lloyd, Pense, Garnet (Deverne) and Gordon, Avonlea; sister Margaret (Archie) Smith, Boulder, CO; sister-in-law Grace Campbell, Toronto; and brotherand sisterin-law Ray and Anna Hagerty, Moose Jaw, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; Grandchildren Keith, Ross and Jennifer Campbell, Lindsay and Brandon McIntyre. Heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Abdulhadi, Dr. Gorman, Dr. Bradel, Dr. Clein, staff of the Renal and CRI Unit, Palliative Home Care and William Booth Palliative Wing Staff. Funeral Services will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. A brief memorial service will take place in Avonlea, SK in July as part of the 50th Miller Family Reunion.
- Edith Annie (nee Garven), born April 9, 1919, died peacefully at home on April 3, 2002. Memorial service on Tuesday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.,Lakeview United Church. Predeceased by her loving husband Cecil; her parents, James and Agnes Garven; her brothers John, James, Graham, Munroe, Hugh, William, Bruce; and her sister Isabel. Survived by her son Bruce and Linda, Scott, Kim and Kenny Craib, Robin, Sandra, Janis, Allison, Cecily; her son Brian, Tim and Joanna; her son Keith and Sheila, Kyle and fiance Christine Halbgewachs, and Drew; her daughter Karen Paterson, Cody and Carly and their father Dwayne Paterson; sisters Jenny Macmillan and Louise Read; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Born and raised at Pense, Edith played baseball for Army and Navy until her marriage to Cecil in 1940. Edith loved to dance and travel. She and Cecil travelled the world together. The family was her greatest treasure and we will miss her deeply.
- Wilma (nee Fyke). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Mom and Nana, Wilma of Pense, SK. She was born on September 27, 1938. She is survived by her mother, Ethroe Fyke; sisters, Grace Gladwin & Estelle Fyke; Children, William (Sandy), Daren (Rory), Sonya (Doug) Savage; Six grandchildren, Trista, Carlin, Nicole, Jesse, Allen, Candace. There will be a Celebration of her life at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Pense Town Hall, Pense, SK.
- Helen Louise (nee Baxter), March 13, 1927 - February 2, 2006. Helen passed away unexpectedly, Thursday morning at RUH in Saskatoon. Predeceased by her husband George; her children and their partners and extended family are left to cherish her memory: Douglas (Karen Janke) of Saskatoon SK, Dean (Debbie) of Redondo Beach, CA, Alison Horpinuk (Duane) of Calgary AB, Brian (Gill) of Vancouver BC, Neil (Miranda) of Salem OR, Karen (David Spriggs) of Brisbane AU, her beloved granddaughters Andrea, Kereth and Fiona. Helen was raised in Pense, SK and attended Balfour Collegiate in Regina prior to studying nursing at Saskatoon City Hospital. While volunteering at Fort San, she met George Curliss, whom she would later marry and share 53 years. Thirty of those years they lived in Wynyard, where Helen divided her energy between her family, careers and serving the community. Helen nursed at the hospital for almost two decades, for a while ran George's office and was a partner in a local clothing store. She was very involved in the community: an active member of the local school board, music festival, Air Cadet Squadron, Red Cross Blood Donor Clinics and all the activities of her six children. In 1984 Helen and George retired to Saskatoon. She brought her small town sense of community. She could walk down a street and have four new friends. She joined Newcomers and remained a member of the alumni. She did aqua-size in the morning, bridge in the afternoon, and volunteered in between. She and George loved to travel and visit with their children in far off places. She of course loved to meet new people. Throughout her life she was active in the United Church. In Wynyard, she was a member of the UCW and the church board and taught Sunday school. Upon returning to Saskatoon she re-joined Knox United Church, where she served on several committees including the Fellowship committee, which was closest to her heart. A member of Eastern Star, Helen served in almost every office. In 2005 she received her 50 year pin. She lived life with vigor. She had some strong views and when she felt it necessary was usually not afraid to express them. Following George's battle with cancer and death in 2003, Helen suffered a heart attack. Both took their toll. To those who loved her she was the glue that held their lives together. To those who knew her, she was the personification of energy. She was the first to volunteer, continually looking for new challenges and new faces. She was a friend that could be counted on. Her life and energy seemed endless, and now that she is at peace it is hard to believe she is gone. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 6th at Knox United Church, 838 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, with Rev. Wayne Knouse presiding.
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- Francis Alexander "Alex" passed away at Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Victoria, BC on July 26th, 2002. Alex was born in Pense, Saskatchewan to William and Dorinda Davidson on July 17, 1917 and moved to Victoria in 1948, marrying Georgina in 1949 after attending UBC and obtaining his BA and BSW. He became the Administrator for the Department of Social Welfare, City of Victoria then worked for the Human Resources Department, Provincial Government before retirement. Alex is survived by his wife of 53 years, Georgie, son Greg and his wife Josie, daughter Alix Noble and her husband Gordon; grandchildren Melissa Mosi and her husband Stefano, Tristan Noble, Matthew Davidson and Geoffrey Davidson. Alex was very proud of his children and granchildren and was always very supportive of his family. Alex enjoyed music very much and sang in a number of choirs in Victoria as well as being an active member of First Baptist Church for many years. He enjoyed keeping busy with many hobbies and activities. A very kind man, he gave of his time and talents generously and he was a true gentleman. We will all miss him very much. A memorial service and interment, conducted by Dr. Rev. Wayne Short and Dr. Rev. Walter Ellis will be held on August 6th at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Anglican Church in Saanichton, BC to celebrate his life.
- ROY Raymond On May 21, 2008 Roy Downs passed away in Edmonton. Roy grew up at Lewvan and Grand Coulee then farmed near Pense until the early 1980's. He was fortunate to have an occupation he truly loved. He enjoyed hearing about work on the farm right to the end of his life. He served his community through active participation in the United Church as well as serving on the school board and as Mayor of Pense in the early 1970's. Roy was an avid stamp and coin collector and enjoyed camping, curling, cribbage and bridge. Family was always his first priority. Roy was predeceased by his infant son Jimmie (1946) and his first wife Isabel (1976). He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edna; his daughters Lois Pinno (Ernie); Linda Brown (Rod); Phyllis Roach (Norm); Brenda Prokopetz (Lorne); and his grandchildren Chris Pinno (Adriana); Brad Pinno (LeeAnne); Kelly Brown (Travis); Tracy Brown (Derek); Janice Brown (Richard) Brian Brown; Susan Sawarin (Tim); Laureen Schan (Doug); Patrick Roach (Amy); Kory Roach (Sasja); Jordan Roach (Mar); Jenn and Scott Prokopetz. A celebration of Roy's life will be held in Edmonton on Monday April 26. Interment will be on Wednesday April 28 at Regina Memorial Gardens Highway #1 East at 1:00 PM. Following the interment those wishing to remember Roy are invited to join the family at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen St at 2:00 PM.
- Mary Doreen (nee Dalton) 1918 - 2003. With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Duke, formerly of Imperial, Saskatchewan, our beloved Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma on May 13th, 2003 at Hillcrest Extendicare in Calgary. She will be greatly missed by her children Dale (Barb), Marnie (Rick) Mastel, Bob (Judy); Grandchildren Jim (Jessica) and Bob (Larissa) Duke, Loree (Tim) Mastel-Marr, Debbie Mastel, Holly and Jennifer (Brandon) Duke; great grand children Crystal, Chasey-James Duke, Cassandra and Samantha Mastel-Marr, brother Murray (Dorothy) Dalton, sister Bernice (Vic) Nygaard, sister-in-laws Gladys Dalton, Margaret Jorgensen as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, James Glen in 1991, her parents Frankland and Anna Dalton and her brother Jack Dalton. Born in Pense, Mary taught school for many years in Saskatchewan beginning her career at Beaver Bluff school near Preeceville. She left teaching for a number of years to start her family and help Glen operate a General Store at Summerberry for seven years. They returned to teaching and she taught in Hyas, Stenen, Preeceville and Imperial. Upon retirement, Mary and Glen took to gardening with vigor, supplying many family and friends with the fruits (and vegetables) of their labour. Mary also did handicrafts; beaded bells and quilting were two of her favorites. They had RV'd for many years and in retirement headed off in their motor home for the southern States for seven winters. In the fall of 2000 Mary moved to Calgary to be closer to her family. Funeral Services will be held at Imperial United Church on Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 P.M.
- Jean (nee Harvey), Our beloved mother passed away on Friday September 26, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Jean was born on Oct. 29th 1919 in Tuxford, SK. She had lived in and around the Pense District for many years, where she met and married George Dunning. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers, almost anything to do with the outdoors. Mom loved to dance and play her harmonica, and most of all she loved to laugh. Jean is predeceased by her parents, Robert and Eleanor Harvey, brother Arthur and sister Violet. She is survived by her four children, Robert (Margaret) of Pense, Sandra Benson of Pense, Larry (Cindy) of Missouri and Donna Seitz (Clint) of Alberta, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday October 1, 2008 in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina at 7:00 P.M. Our mother was deeply loved and will be sadly missed.
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- Robert Joseph Eldstrom, aged 35 years, of Pense, Saskatchewan, passed away on Saturday, August 5th, 2006. A Memorial tea will be held on Friday, August 11th, 2006 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Parkview Funeral Chapel Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be forwarded to Nathaniel Eldstrom Trust Account or Courtney Eldstrom Trust Account c/o any branch of CONEXUS Credit Union. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, Moose Jaw. Now you live forever in our hearts and in the faces of your children, Nathaniel and Courtney.
- Florence (nee Middleton). On Friday, September 21, 2007, Florence Esplen passed away at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by her husband Henry, daughter Marnie Hutchinson, five sisters, one brother and one step-brother, Florence is survived by her son-in-law Richard Hutchinson, granddaughter Cathie Hutchinson (Ron Jan), great grandchildren Dusty, Dylan and Samantha, great great granddaughter Annaka; granddaughter Angie Hutchinson, great grandchildren Dan, Brett, Tyler and Chance; sister Doreen Nichol. Private Family interment at Cottonwood Cemetery (Pense) on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
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- Julia (nee Dormer), aged 89 years of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away on Tuesday, January 6th, 2004. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 12th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Aidan Anglican Church, 124 1st Ave. NE, Moose Jaw. Rev. John Gardner will officiate with burial to follow in Rosedale Cemetery. Julia was born at Flowing Well, Saskatchewan receiving her education at Prince Arthur, Ross and Oxford Collegiate. In 1938, she married Eustace Fisher and they resided on the farm at Pense until moving to the Belle Plaine district. They later resided in Belle Plaine until retirement to Moose Jaw, 1978. Julia was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church and active in the Girl Guides for many years. She was also a member of W.A., U.C.W. and A.C.W. Julia was predeceased by her husband Eustace, mother and father William and Louisa Dormer, sister Daisy Funk and brother-inlaw Ben Funk. She will be missed by her son, Robert of Calgary and his children Kelly (Troy) and their children Christine and Jacen; Lori; daughter, shirley of Moose Jaw and her sons Jason (Tanya) and his children Keshia and Bailey; Paul (Lana) and their children Jordan, Preston, and Caden; Karl (Krista); brother Bill (Muriel) Dormer; and numerous other relatives in England and the U.S.A.
- Margaret Elaine (nee Weckman) passed away recently at her home in Regina at the age of 82 years. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon; parents Clifford and Bertha (Nuttall) Weckman and siblings Cecil, Jean (Haggerty-Decker), and Gladys (Bircher). Left to cherish her memory are her children Brian (Donna) of Richmond, B.C., Robert of Evansville, Indiana, Brenda, Judie Flamand, and Betty (Bruce) Rogers; grandchildren Gordon, Meghan, Steven, Sean, Wade, David, Leland and Larissa; four great grandchildren; sister Shirley Richardson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Elaine was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and was raised on the Weckman farm at Pense. She attended Normal School (teacher's training) in Regina and was teaching in Stoughton when she met Gordon. They were married in 1945 and had nearly 60 wonderful years together. One of Elaine's fondest memories was their 50th Wedding Anniversary party at the family cottage at Regina Beach. Elaine spent many years on the UCW at Broadway United Church and more recently as the choir director for the Daughters of the Nile Choir in Regina. Family and music were two of her great joys in life. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Jim Balfour officiating.
- Frank John passed away Saturday October 3, 2009 at Regina General Hospital at the age of 75 years. Frank was predeceased by his parents Jack and Clara Foster, and Kenton Petkau, grandson in-law. Frank is survived by his wife Julia (Gregory) with whom he shared 55 years of his life and his children, Janice (Bruce) Nuttall, Stephen (Debra) Foster, Susan (Doug) Wolff. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael (Lori) Nuttall, Robin Petkau, Jenna Nuttall (Cory), Carie (Darcy) Carter, Christopher Foster, Quinn and Clare Wolff and great grandson Harley Nuttall. He is survived by his step mother Hazel Foster and his siblings Alice (John) Ronning, Helen Younghusband, Ede (Ted) Stawarz, Tom (Norma) Foster and many special nieces and nephews. Frank was born on the farm at Pense and grew up and spent his life in the Pense District. He had two loves, his wife Julia and the love of farming. A special thanks to Dr. Rysbergen and all the staff at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility for all the special care and attention Frank received. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm in the Pense Community Hall with burial in the Pense Anglican Church Cemetery.
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- James (1912 - 2000). Peacefully, on Wednesday, December 27, 2000, James (Jim) Garven passed away in his sleep at Red River Place in Selkirk, Manitoba. He was 88. Jim is survived by his two daughters and their families: Pat MacDonald and her friend, John Steves, of Winnipeg (Leigh Garven Turner and his friend, Jenn Gold, of Montreal and Colleen Ann Turner and her husband, Paul Harvey, of Calgary), and Jean Hummerston, and er husband, Les of St. Andrews (Kelly James Hummerston of St. Andrews and Tanya Frances Hummerston and her partner, Duane Zorniak, of Winnipeg). Also surviving are Jim's sisters, Jennie McMillan (Kelowna), Edith Cheston (Regina), and Louise Read (Calgary), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Agnes Garven; his brothers, John, Grahame, Munroe, Hugh, William. and Bruce Garven; his sister, Isabel Downs; his son-in-law, John (Jack) MacDonald; and his beloved wife, Frances. Born in Pense, Saskatchewan, Jim was raised on the family farm. Her served with the Kangaroo Regiment as a Staff Sergeant in the Canadian Army in World War II, commanding tanks in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Jim married Frances Farquharson in Regina in 1944. After returning from the war, he drove taxi and later did custom combining in Canada and the United States, eventually moving to Portage la Prairie where Jim and his brother, Hugh, operated several automobile and farm machinery dealerships. During the 1950's, Jim and Frances moved to Winnipeg with Jean and Pat. From that time until his retirement in 1980, Jim worked in several car dealerships. Jim spoke often of his years working for Sam Stern and David Dveris at Winnipeg Motors on Main Street. Even in the months before his death, one of Jim's favourite activities was to regale his grandchildren with stories about particularly memorable car sales. Following Frances' death in 1978, Jim moved to Selkirk to be near Pat, Jean, and his grandchildren. Many of their fondest memories are of Jim doing "foreman" duties while his family planted the garden, fixed the tractor, or cleared snowdrifts. Perhaps Jim and Frances' greatest legacy is the strong work ethic they instilled in their children and grandchildren. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to the staff at Red River Place for their attention and compassion towards Jim over the past several years, and to Dr. R. Lindenschmidt for his considerate and respectful care. Jim's life was celebrated in a private family service. His ashes were interred at Brookside Cemetery with his beloved Frances.
- Della (nee Badley). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Della. Born October 4, 1923 and entered into rest on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She was born and lived most of her life in the Pense area. Della is predeceased by her husband, Ken; parents, Lloyd and Josephine Badley; and brother, Melvin. Della is survived and will be missed by her son, Lloyd; daughter, Charlotte (Cecil) Hall of Regina Beach and their family; brother, Desmond (Shirley) Badley; sister-in-law Anne Gilchrist of Saskatoon. She has many nieces and nephews and has been a grandma to many. We would like to thank the Lumsden Heritage Home for their care and compassion during these last few years, it has been greatly appreciated. At Della's request there will be no funeral. A committal of ashes will take place on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anglican Church Cemetery at Pense.
- David passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Regina, SK at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his parents David and Adriana Giljam; sisters and brothers-in-law Bill and Carol Warriner, Allan Ward, August Wonko, Ken Lowe, Carrie Geres, Anne Geres, Shirley Geres, and Eva and Nick Dyken. David leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 60 years, Mary; daughters Adrienne Giljam and Marlene (John) Lehmann; son David (Lorna) Giljam; two grandsons John David (J.D.) Lehmann and David M. Giljam; sister Hendrika (Sig) Walter of Regina; Maria (Bev) Zosel of Strasbourg; sisters and brothers-in-law Henry Geres of Nipawin, Joseph Geres of Saskatoon, Anne Ward of Regina, Elizabeth Wonko of Saskatoon, Helen and Rudy Silzer of Regina, Edith and Garnet Mellis of Regina, Elsie Lowe of Regina, John and Olga Geres of Regina, George and Helen Geres of Mill Bay B.C., Bill Geres of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins in Holland. David was born November 30, 1932 in Utrecht, Holland and came to Canada at the age of 17 with his parents and sisters where they settled in Pense, SK in April of 1950. He met his loving wife Mary in Pense and they were married on February 14, 1953. He joined the Regina City Police on May 1, 1952 as a constable and was promoted through the ranks, retiring after 32 years as Superintendent In Charge of the Criminal Investigation Division on May 31, 1984. From 1974 to 1979 David was seconded from the City Police to the Attorney Generalís Department to establish the Saskatchewan Police College at the University of Regina Campus. After his retirement in 1984 David and Mary enjoyed many holiday trips in Canada and abroad. He and his family loved seasonal camping at Rowanís Ravine Provincial Park for many years. David was very proud of his two grandsons, John David (J.D.) Lehmann and David M. Giljam and enjoyed them very much. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
- Helen (nee Busch), age 81 years, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Grace Hospice in Regina, SK, after a lengthy illness. Born north of Melville, SK on August 27, 1924, she attended schools north of Melville before moving to Regina. She worked at various restaurants and then at Regina Industries on Winnipeg Street, where she painted markings on anti-aircraft shells and later inspected them for Canada's Second World War munitions production effort. Helen lived on a farm between Disley and Pense before moving to Regina in 1957, where she worked at the Regina General Hospital. In 1958, she moved with her family to Mossbank. In 1972, she moved to Regina where she again worked at the Regina General Hospital, in the diet kitchen until retirement in 1989. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy in 1990; six brothers and seven sisters. Mrs. Gilmour is survived by two daughters Barbara (Mark) MacNaughton of Regina, SK and Patricia (Larry) Dennison of Thomson Lake, SK; son Robert of Edmonton, AB; brother Edward Busch of Edmonton, AB; four grandchildren Lori (Marcel) Porte of Yorkton, SK, Jason (Dana) Dennison of Saudi Arabia and Shane and Leah MacNaughton of Regina, SK; three great grandchildren Jaden, Jaret and Jenna Porte of Yorkton, SK as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. A FUNERAL SERVICE for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. on Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
- Annie Kathleen (nee Purse) passed away peacefully on Friday, November 5 at the age of 82 years. She was raised in the Adams/ Pense district just west of Regina. She is predeceased by her husband Ben; her parents, Joe and Jessie Purse, her brother and sister-in-law, Bacil and Betty Purse; and her nephew, Brian Purse. Annie is survived by her nephew, Ross Purse and his wife Ann and their children: Byron, Graham, and Jill; her niece, Patty, and her good friend Larry Clay and many cousins and their families. The interment will be held in Riverside Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 10 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Sunset United Church, 177 Sunset Drive, Regina on Wednesday, November 10 at 2 p.m. with Reverends Russell Walker, Lori Erhardt, and Larry Edwards officiating. The family would like to thank Drs. S. Mahood and L. Clein, the staff at Unit 4-D and Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the William Booth Special Care Home for their excellent care of Annie.
- Ross Tucker, passed away in Victoria, B.C. on January 2, 1999. Predeceased by his wife, Colena, brothers, Donald, Robert, Basil and sister, Evelyn, he leaves to mourn: daughter, Moyra of Victoria and her children, Kirk Peacey of Victoria and Nicole Peacey of Edmonton; son, Colin (Wendy) and their children, Corey and Colena Graham all of Victoria. Ross is also survived by his younger brother, Harvey (Vera) of Edmonton as well as numerous relatives in Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., Ontario, the United States and the UK. Ross was born in Keystown, Sask. on January 17, 1917. He attended school in Pense, Sask. and lived and worked in Regina. He was a veteran of the Second World War from 1939 to 1945 and served overseas with the Canadian Army. He was employed for many years with Imperial Oil in Regina and also for several years with Larochelle Trucking, retiring in 1979. He came to Victoria in 1992. A Service of Remembrance will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street in Victoria on Thursday, January 7 at 2:00 P.M. followed by cremation. A graveside service will be held in Regina at a later date. wers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to all the staff at the Gorge Road Hospital, Extended Care Unit and also to Dr. Derek Carroll.
- Harvey Henry. On Monday, November 5, 2001, Harvey Henry Grumbly, late of Pense, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his parents, Hank and Lila; sisters, Eva and Florence; brother, John. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth (Betty); brother, Leland (Kathleen); sisters, Happy and Elsie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harvey served in World War II. After the war, Harvey was employed in the Maintenance Department of Sears, then the Post Office and later at the RCMP Depot. Harvey enjoyed living on his hobby farm, working on crossword puzzles and playing cards. Harvey was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. in Rosemont United Church, 5000 - 8th Ave., Regina with Rev. Jeeva Sam officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
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- Donald McKeith. On Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Donald McKeith Harvey, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 81 years. Born in Pense on September 23, 1928, Don was the second child of seven. Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He is predeceased by his parents Frances and Merrill Harvey; brothers Glen Harvey & Hughie Harvey, and infant daughter Jean. He is survived by his loving wife Greta; sons Brian (Kerry) Harvey & Keith (Irene) Harvey; daughters Karen Schindler, Debbie (Dmytro) Kazmyra, & Dawn (Kevin) Newson; 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters Marg Slinn & Shirley Blondeau; brothers John Harvey & Mervin Harvey and several nieces & nephews. Don loved many things in life, most of all his family. He loved his grandchildren and spoiled them endlessly; it was a good excuse for him to have a treat too. His favourite time of the year was Christmas, when his family was gathered together, and he was excited to see the kids and their gifts. He loved tinkering with cars, any kind of motor and home repairs. He loved collecting tools and gadgets, and would buy new ones instead of finding his own. He loved hockey and was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. The family would like to thank the staff at the Regina General Hospital for the care provided to Don. A funeral service will be held at Lee Funeral Home in Regina on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
- Marjorie (nee Ogilvie). Marj left us peacefully on February 23, 2002. Predeceased by her husband Dick, Grandson Evan Powell, parents Tom and Mary Ogilvie. She is survived by her children Marilyn Hayes (Jim), Elaine Burling (Gary), Cheryl Hind, Allan Hind (Diane), Rob Hind (Lyn), 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren, Brothers Grant Ogilvie (Aileen), Fraser Ogilvie (Kay), Sister-in-law Millie Hind. Marj and Dick married in 1936 and farmed at Pense until 1970. Marj devoted her life to raising her family, farming and actively contributing to community clubs. Retiring to Vernon they travelled extensively across Canada, often taking grandchildren on holidays. After Dad's passing, Mom moved to Calgary enjoying family until the end. Her wish was that no funeral be held. Mom's ashes will be brought home to Erimus farm to be joined with Dad's for eternity.
- Stanley Fredrick Hogger passed away July 31, 2002 at age 85 at Regina Pioneer Village. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ada Hogger of Pense, SK; twin brother Joseph of North Battleford, SK; and a brother-in-law Alvin Burgess. Stanley leaves to mourn the loss, his sister, Alice Burgess of Regina, SK; sister-in-law Dorothy Hogger of North Battleford, SK; nephews, Peter McPhail (Donna) of Kelowna, BC and Peter Hogger (Carmen) of North Battleford; as well as great-nephews and nieces. Stanley worked for the CPR for twenty-eight years at Pense and Regina. For forty-seven years he lived with his sister then he moved to Regina Pioneer Village, where he lived for fifteen years. Cremation. A private family graveside service will be held at All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Pense, SK at a later date.
- Margaret C. "Marnie" (nee Esplen) was born on June 29, 1938 in Pense, SK and passed away peacefully on October 13, 2001 in Regina, SK. She was predeceased by her dad, Henry Esplen, in 1986. Marnie is survived by her loving husband Richard "Ric"; mother Florence; two daughters: Cathie and Angie; and seven grandchildren: Dan, Dusty, Brett, Tyler, Dylan, Chance and Samantha, all of Regina. At Marnie's request, no funeral services will be held. Friends so wishing may make donations in Marnie's name to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 7T1 or to a charity of their choice. The family wish to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, the staff of the Pasqua Hostpial, the Nurses from Home Care, as well as Ross Larden, Dr. Joanne McLeod and the staff of Palliative Home Care, for all their help and support over the years. Arrangements are entrusted to the Regina Funeral Home.
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- Harry Wesley, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2003, five days before his 105th birthday. He was born January 6, 1898 in Dayton, Iowa, to Christian and Carrie Johnson. In 1905, the family moved to the Parry district. On November 10, 1920, he married Cecile Lincoln. They raised a daughter and two sons. In 1952, they moved to the Pense area where they farmed until 1972, then retired to Regina. In 1990, Harry and Cecile celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Harry was predeceased by his wife, Cecile; brothers, Merrill and Glen; sister-in-law Karen; brother-in-law, Art Sherrer; grandchild Wesley Johnson. He will be remembered by his brother, Arnold (Pearl), sister, Mildred Sherrer, sister-in-law, Doris; daughter, Reatha (Arnold) Pritchard, and their children Marilyn (Terry) Poppelwell, Marsha (Larry) Borowko; son, Eldon (Luella) and their children, Carol (Clark) Lungren, daughter-in-law Karen; son, Arlo (Glenna) and their children Grady, Marlo (Patricia), Randy (Cheryl), Sheldon (Shawn), as well as numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Our family is thankful for Harry's deep faith in God and the Christian values he demonstrated to us. We are grateful to the staff of Mount Pleasant Manor for their care. Funeral Service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, January 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. A Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Sunday, January 5, 2003 from 7 - 8 p.m.
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- John Ellis passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Monday, September 27, 2010 with his family by his side. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Edith; sons, Wayne (Bev) and Bruce (Debbie); grandchildren, Scott (Diane), Janet, Ryan (Stephanie) and their mother, Jackie Young; great-grandchildren, Blake, Grace and Landon. Grandpa dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John is also survived by his brother, Ted of Regina, sister, Kay (Doug) Templeton of Pense, brother, Colin (Ellen) of Lumsden as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edwin and his mother, Daisy. He will miss his cat Kalli and Kalli will miss him. Many people will remember John for his accordion playing and his love of music. Gardening was his forte. John was born in Ponteix in 1924 and later moved to the home farm south west of Lumsden. After marrying Edith he moved to a farm north of Pense which he looked after. He then moved his family into the town of Pense where he worked for the Massey Ferguson dealership. When the dealership closed, John started working at Kalium Potash Plant until his retirement. Long after working at Massey, his mechanical skills were much in demand. At retirement, he enjoyed ice fishing in the winter and gardening in the summer. During the last few years, he looked forward to the days he spent working with Eldon. John will always be remembered for his abundant garden, his neat as a pin yard, his generosity of handing out fresh vegetables and offering gardening advice when asked. The family would like to thank the staff on 5A of the General Hospital for the special care given to John during his stay. Special thanks to Alison Linnen for all of her guidance and help above and beyond her job duties.
- Wayne. Dad passed away peacefully on March 15, 2013 at the age of 60 years after a 5 month battle with cancer. Dad grew up in Pense, SK where later he raised his family. Dad was predeceased by his father John. He is survived by his mother Edith; brother Bruce (Debbie); children Scott (Diane), Janet (Brad), Ryan (Stephanie); grandchildren Blake, Grace, Landon, Rhett; girlfriend Bev; and mother of his children Jackie Young. He was actively involved in the community of Pense. He worked for over 20 years at McDonalds Consolidated and was currently employed at Advanced Door. Dad had a love for camping, fishing and our family cottage where he spent much of his time with his girlfriend Bev. Dad was hard working, reliable and honest. He was a kind, quiet man who loved his family. At Dad's request, no funeral service will be held. There will be a private gathering with family in Celebration of Dadís Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers or cards, please donate to the Wascana Grace Hospice. The smell of fresh coffee The sun streaming behind as I gaze across the glass like lake Not a ripple I deeply inhale, Ahh a perfect start to the day The birds chirping, A squirrel stealing a peanut out of the tree In my glory A little fish An afternoon beer What a day Totally at peace The sun in my face Glistening off the lake Disappearing into the hills Iím now at peace
- Mildred Alice (nee Graham), on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in the early morning, passed quietly in her sleep. She was born June 7, 1926 at Webb, SK. She received her schooling at Webb, SK and her cosmetology course in Vancouver. Mildred worked at her profession over the next few years in Swift Current, Medicine Hat and Vancouver. On Saturday, April 1, 1950 Mildred married Kenneth Warren Krumm. Over the 40 years of their life together, they farmed and raised three little Krumms Bryan, Wendy, and David. Mildred is survived by her loving children Bryan (Faye) Krumm, Wendy (Jack) Wallace, and David Krumm. She was the proud grandmother of Bryan's three children, Devin, Michael, and Leca and of Wendy's two girls Desiree and Jenee. She is also survived by her dear sister Joyce (Judson) Hallet, niece Lynne (Maurice) Tait and their family. Mildred is predeceased by her parents Ellis and Barbara Graham, and her husband Kenneth Warren Krumm. Mildred will be deeply missed by her loving family and all those privileged to know her. All friends and relatives are invited to join in the memory of Mildred Krumm's life on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Barry Bruce officiating. Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery, Pense, SK.
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- Kathleen Gibson (nee Lee) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at the age of 82. Kathleen was predeceased by her mother and father, Mary H. and Frank R. Lee of Estevan; her husband, Charles; and daughter & son-in-law, Linda and Jim Carefoot. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Lasby; son, Lee (Katie) Lasby; grandchildren: Barbara, Charles, and Tom Carefoot and Frank, Mary, John and Laura Lasby; great grandchildren: Sarah, Michael, Lindsay, and Ava Carefoot and Axyl Schultz; sister-in-law and childhood friend, Winnie Lasby; numerous nieces and nephews in BC, California, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw; as well as cousins in BC, AB and SK; and her special friend and pet, Joey. Kathleen was born in Moose Jaw on July 4, 1918. She took her schooling in Shellbrook, Moose Jaw, and Estevan. She met Chuck in Moose Jaw through her friend, Winnifred Smith (Lasby) and they were married in October, 1941. They farmed in the Pense district where they raised their family and later moved to Regina. Kathleen will always be remembered for her kindness, gentleness, and devotion to her family and friends. She had a keen intuition, a wonderful sense of humour and always remained young at heart. She will never be forgotten. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2000 AT 2:00 PM IN ZION UNITED CHURCH, 423 MAIN ST., N. MOOSE JAW. Rev. Sally Wile will officate with interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
- Winnifred (nee Smith) Lasby passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, at the age of 86 years. Winnie is lovingly remembered by her children, Carolyn (David) Keegan of Saskatoon, John (Adrienne) Lasby of Moose Jaw, and Becky Lasby (Brian Phenix) of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Chuck (Lisa) Stewart of Burnaby, Heather (Kevin) Genik of Nipawin, Mark Keegan (Jenny St. Sauver) of Rochester, MN, David Lasby (Robyn Kalda) of Toronto, and Laura Keegan of Papua New Guinea; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Emily and Katelyn Genik, Ty and Jordan Stewart, and Madeline Kalda; and her friend, Donna Phenix. Winnie was predeceased by her husband, "Doc" Howard Lasby; their infant daughter, Donna; and her sisters, Florence Wasser and "Bud" Frances McDougall. Winnie is the last of her generation in our family. She always expressed that she had a very good life. She delighted in her loving marriage and her family and took pride in her home. Winnie and Doc farmed at Pense and Moose Jaw through the 46 years of their marriage and enjoyed many winters in Arizona with family and friends. A celebration of Winnie's life will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK). Interment will follow in Moose Jaw at the Rosedale Cemetery (Caribou Street West and Thatcher Drive West, main entrance off of Caribou St. W.) at 3:30 p.m.
- Kenneth Charles Boyd, passed away at home surrounded by his family, on August 9, 2002 at the age of 66 years. Ken will be deeply missed by his best friend and loving wife of 47 years Elsie and his children Brenda (Ken and grandson Reuben) Watt, Ken (Sharon), Michael and Jeannette. He is predeceased by his father Phineas, mother Louisa, sister Lucy and brothers Robert and Frank. Ken is survived by his brothers Phineas, Edward and David; sisters Madge, Lillian and Marion; and numerous nephews and nieces. He will also be missed by Elsie's family who he considered his brothers and sisters. Ken was born in Pense, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1936. Before moving to Regina in 1955 to begin his career, he operated the family farm for his mother. He worked at Regina Motor Products (RMP) for 46 years until his retirement in 2001. He held various positions at RMP including Service Manager and Customer Satisfaction Manager. He enjoyed his work and approached each day with enthusiasm. Ken completed the General Motors University of Automotive Management program in 1975 and in 1987 earned the General Motors Outstanding Achievement Award, one of 10 presented in Canada, for his endless commitment to customer satisfaction. Above all, Ken was devoted to family and was a pillar of strength for his wife and children. He liked nature and treasured the many summers he spent canoeing, fishing and camping with his family. His hobbies included guitar, video photography, curling and fixing anything that did not work as well as it could. He loved people and made friends anywhere he went. Ken embodied integrity, fairness and patience. Throughout his life, he earned the admiration and respect of those he encountered. His quick wit, compassion and generosity will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. With the Rev. D. Patton officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday, August 12, between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
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- John "Jack" Douglas. It is with deep sorrow the family of John Douglas McEwen, age 57 years, announce his death on Wednesday, October 17, 2001. Jack was born June 22, 1944 and lived all his life in Pense, SK, where he worked at what he loved - farming. Predeceased by his parents Dunc and Florence McEwen; and his companion and best friend Gail, Jack is survived by one sister Flora (Morris) Predinchuk of Moosomin, SK, and their family, Kathy (David) Reid, Kyle, Kurtis and Kaitlyn, Bill (Carrie) Predinchuk and their family Callen and Cole; one brother Bob (Pat) and their family, Tanya (Bernie) Lovas, and Chad, all of Regina; Gail's family, Mel (Pam) Johnston, Matt and Brittany, Joanne (Terry) Burns, Russell and Brett, Darren (Jodi) Johnston, Alisa, Hannah and Zoey. Cremation. Memorial service will be held Monday, October 22, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Pense Town Hall, with Carolyn Argue officiating. Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery, Pense.
- Amelia "Emma" (nee Maier) of Regina, formerly of Pense, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband Hugh, two sisters and a brother. Left to cherish Emma's memory is her sister, Edie Maier (Trixie); her daughter, Susan (Taffy); son, Richard and his wife Patty; granddaughter; Laura-Lee; and greatgranddaughter, Melinda; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Meyers (nee McGillivray); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Emma was born in Markinch, SK and lived in many small Saskatchewan communities until she moved to Regina where she met Hugh. They married on June 3, 1949. Emma was a true farmer, working along side Hugh. She was also a superb cook, seamstress and gardener. Emma was active in her community, especially in the U.C.W. She was generous in every way and her home was always open. Although Emma never had the opportunity to physically travel, she traveled the world in books and television documentaries. Her love of reading extended to a wide variety of topics, including romance novels, science, technology and always the National Geographic. Emma loved people and enjoyed conversations with everyone she met. She was a breast cancer survivor, and a true animal lover. She was also a dedicated Blue Jay fan and followed their games closely. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Mary Beth Nicks Barbour officiating.
- Evelyn Agnes (nee Morrison) passed away on Monday August 21, 2006, at the age of 92 years. Predeceased by her parents Gordon and Margaret Morrison; husband Donald; sister Hazel Dey; and son-in-law Michael Gilhooly. Evelyn is survived by her son Morley (Jasna) of Vancouver; and daughters Pat Gilhooly of Regina, and Diane Ollmann of Toronto; grandchildren Greg (MaryAnne), Dawn (Chris), Doug (Louise), Angela (Clint), Derek (Carly), Mya; nine greatgrandchildren; brother Norman (Gen) Morrison of Regina; brother-in-law Melvin (Lillian) McGillivray of Moose Jaw; nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will also be fondly remembered by Simon and Jane Vanderstoel and their family. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and her extended family. They will cherish her kind and loving way forever. Evelyn was born February 1, 1914 in the Cottonwood District of Pense. She moved to Regina with her family where she attended Scott Collegiate and Regina Normal School. After returning to the area to teach, she married Donald McGillivray. They farmed there until 1956, and then moved to Regina where she worked as a Ward Clerk at the Grey Nuns Hospital. Upon retirement, she enjoyed curling, golfing at the Lakeview Par 3 and continued her involvement as an active member of Lakeview United Church. After her husband Donald passed away in 1999, she moved to the Marion Chateau and was one of the original residents. Seven special years were spent there with both new and old friends. A Memorial Service will be held in her honor at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, Monday, August 28, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff at Marion Chateau, Dr. Z. L. Kaliszky and the 5A nursing staff at the Regina General Hospital, the doctors and nursing staff at the William Booth Wascana Grace Hospice and Dr. S. Bester for the excellent care that Evelyn received.
- Melvin Cairns McGillivray passed away at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on October 23, 2011. Mel was born May 14, 1917 in the Cottonwood District, near Pense, SK and received most of his schooling in Moose Jaw. During his early years he worked in Moose Jaw and later farmed near Stelcam and Belbeck. He served with the RCAF during World War II. On June 30, 1940, Mel married his love, Lillian. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Lillian; daughter Peggy (Art) Quinney of Courtenay, BC and granddaughters Tricia of Edmonton, and Marla (John) of Chicago; daughter Roberta (Jim) Passmore of Moose Jaw and grandchildren Carla (Lee) of Marquis, Crystal (Lanny) of Moose Jaw and Chad (Tabatha) of Saskatoon; step-grandchildren Michelle of Campbell River, BC and Jamie (Trisha) of Moose Jaw; and eight great grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents, Hector and Phoebe McGillivray, sisters Catherine Durrant, Margaret Symes and Florence Roney, and brothers Gordon, Scottie, and Donald McGillivray. In retirement Mel became an avid golfer, lawn bowler, and curler and continued his interest in other sport and community activities. He and Lillian enjoyed camping and travelling with family and friends. Mel took particular pride in his family and their accomplishments. He enjoyed family gatherings and the energy of those great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his gentle manner, his sense of humour, his love of sports, his comb in his pocket, his devotion to Lillian and his affection for his family. The family wishes to thank the staff at Moose Jaw Extendicare and the Union Hospital Medicine Ward for care provided for Melvin and the support to our family. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm at WJ Jones and Son Funeral Chapel. Della Ferguson will officiate.
- Morris. On Tuesday, September 5, 2006. Morris McNabb late of Pense Sask., passed away at the age of 74 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Richard H. "Dick" of Pense, SK. Royal Canadian Legion member #1141893, died peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2002 with his wife and family by his side at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Bernie, children Brenda (Doug) Norman, Faye (Bill) Langlois, Richard (Laura) Moltz, Traci (Paul) Ethier and their families. Also left to mourn: sisters Margot (Herb), Irma (Ken), brother Herman (Donna); sisters-in-law Leona (Fred), Irene (John), Mildred (Leonard) and their families. A celebration of life will take place at the Pense Community Hall, Pense, SK on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Howard Burnie officiating.
- Johanna Elizabeth (nee Straub). On Thursday, November 10, 2005 Hanna left this world and passed into God's loving hands. Hanna was born September 8, 1920 on a farm west of Pense to Frank and Frances Straub. She grew up on the farm and went to school in Pense. She met her husband at a Pense dance. After her marriage to Bill she moved to a farm south of Grand Coulee where they lived until Bill passed away in 1974. Hanna then moved to Regina where she lived until her passing. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill); her parents; her brothers: Ambrose, Frank, John (Louise) and Joe; her sisters: Kay Astalosch and Mary Reich (Art), and brother-in-law, Frank White. Hanna is survived by her daughter Betty Ryder, her son Donald (Susan); grandsons: Philip (Courtney) and Christopher; her sisters: Millie (Leonard) Hauck and Carrie White; her sisters-in-law, Merle and Stephanie Straub, and her brother-in-law, Art Astalosch, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Lloyd N. Morrison of Regina, SK and formerly of Pense, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2007, at the Regina General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on March 1, 1917 of parents, William and Ellen (Campbell) Morrison. He was predeceased by his brother Melvin, during WWII and daughter-in-law Sandra (Peppler) Morrison. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Edith (Blaser) Morrison; son Don (Colette) and children Alexandra, Brittany, Emily and Lauren of Calgary; son Lawrence (Judy Nicholson) and children Jessica and Oin Nicholson and Ben and Sam Morrison of Regina; daughter Marylee (Brian Lees) and children Kyle and Kate of Carlyle; as well as many other relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff of Ward 6A at the Regina General Hospital for their support during Lloyd's illness. Thank you as well to the caring, supportive staff of Broadway Terrace Personal Care Home over the past year. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, Regina, SK on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Craig Moeller officiating.
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- Gerald Robert of Pense passed away on December 30, 2007 at the Lumsden Heritage Home at the age of 73, after a battle with Alzheimer's. Predeceased by his father Herbert, mother Thelma and brother Ronald. Gerald is survived by his loving wife Sylvia of 52 years. Sister Helen Doege of Lumsden, brother Eldon (Hilda) of Pense, sons; Bruce (Janice), Robert (Valerie), daughters Joanne (Stuart), Kim (Shawn), all of Pense. Grandchildren, Dave (Lindsay) Warnecke of Lumsden, Tracy (Dan) Elaschuk of Pense, Michael (Lori) Nuttall of Pense, Robin (Kenton) Petkau of Pense, Jenna Nuttall and special friend (Cory) of Regina and Brittany Nuttall of Pense. Gerald leaves behind many close friends and relatives. Gerald worked for the Dept. of Highways for a number of years, he then went to work for his brother Eldon in The Gulf fuel station in Pense. Gerald started farming in the late 60's which he dearly loved. His other great passions were hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Gerald was a real family man. He had a great sense of humour, always joking around with his kids and grandkids. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. at the Pense Town Hall.
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- Dean Constantine, beloved husband of Eleanor of Calgary, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Dean was born on December 24, 1918, on the farm in Markinch, SK district. For many years later he farmed in the Pense, SK district. Upon his retirement, Dean came to Calgary in 1984 where he developed a passion for woodworking and would spend countless hours working at his lathe in his shop. He thrived on accomplishment, always enjoyed travelling and loved entertaining his family and friends. Along with his wife Eleanor, Dean was a long time member of the Icelandic Club in both Regina, SK and Calgary. Besides his loving wife Eleanor, of fifty-eight years, Dean is also survived by his two brothers, George of Windsor, ON and William of Vancouver, BC; his sister Flora Oltean of Nova Scotia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Susanna and Ion Oltean; as well as by four sisters and five brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel, Calgary, AB on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m.
- Robert Grant, August 25,1915 - February 3, 2009. Grant was born on the family farm in the Pense District, the second of three children to Thomas and Mary Ogilvie. He volunteered and was called up for service with the RCAF in February, 1941, and following his training, commissioned as pilot officer. During his service until 1946, he flew around the world including the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, India, Bermuda, Ceylon, Eritrea, Arabia and Egypt. He was navigator/wireless operator on a variety of aircraft including flying boats and torpedo bombers. He survived a forced landing in the North Atlantic during a violent storm. He flew with the RAF Trans-Atlantic Ferry Command, the 42 Sqdn in India and Assam and the 217 Sqdn in Ceylon until returning to Canada in 1944. Besides flying duties, Grant was armament and gunnery officer and on numerous occasions took over the adjutant's duties. On returning to Canada he was posted to No. 1 CNS at Rivers, Manitoba where he met his future wife RCAF Nursing Sister Patricia Whatley. He returned overseas to ferry mail, troops and equipment, crossing the Atlantic sixteen times. He received the 1939 1945 Star, the Africa Star and Rosette, the Burma Star, the Germany France Star, the Defence Medal, the CVSM and clasp and the War Medal. He later received the Dutch Thank You Canada medal in recognition of the liberation of Holland. In 1946, Grant and Pat purchased land in the Pense District where they farmed and raised their family. In 1973 they acquired a site at Purdy Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. Over the next couple of years, they built a log cabin called Airlie Lodge where they spent many vacations with friends and family. Grant participated in numerous Pense community events and volunteered endless hours to the Legion, Masons, Boy Scouts, the Hunter Safety Course. In 2005 he received the Centennial Medal. Pat passed away in 1990. In 1994 Grant married Ailene Graham and over the next 15 years Ailene and Grant enjoyed travel and each other's families. Grant was predeceased by his first wife, Pat and his sister Marjorie Hind (2002). He is survived by his wife Ailene; a son, Don (Pat Cassell), Pense; a daughter, Barbara (Willie Grieve), Edmonton; his brother, Fraser Ogilvie (Kay), Pense. He is also survived by Grandchildren Traci Tian (Darren Boyer), Regina; Kirk Cassell (Julie), Strasbourg; Kim Cassell (Chad Leippi), Regina; Rob and Sarah Grieve, Edmonton as well as great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is fondly remembered by Ailene's children Clyde Graham (Glennie), Ottawa, Janice (Rod Tuchscherer), Emerald Park, SK and their families. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Grant's ashes will rest at Ogilvie Lake in Northern Saskatchewan.
- Thomas Fraser, May 6, 1924 - August 13, 2009. Fraser was born on Section 35 on the original Ogilvie farmstead in the Pense District; the third of three children to Thomas and Mary Ogilvie. Fraser was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey (1971); daughter, Debbie (1970); granddaughter, Wendi Lyn Seaberly (1978); his mother and father, Thomas and Mary Ogilvie; sister, Marjorie Hind; and brother, Grant Ogilvie. Fraser and Audrey farmed and raised a family in the Pense District until Audrey passed away in 1971. A few years later he married Kathleen Meriam and gained five stepdaughters. He continued to farm until his passing. Fraser volunteered countless hours in the community, helping to build the old rink. He was a former member of the school board and telephone board. Throughout his life, he enjoyed activities such as hunting, trapping and fishing. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was always at the rink to watch their games or available to pick them up from practices or school. Fraser is survived by his wife, Kay; sons, Ron (Karen) of Regina and Kerry (Deidre) of Pense; daughters, Deanna Ogilvie of St. Albert, Alberta and Carol Seaberly of Pense; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Audra Message (children Brian and Ethan), Craig Message (children Cole and Brooklyn), Erin Message (daughter Cianna), Greg Seaberly, Barry Seaberly, Kim (Dean) Howe (children Cache and Sadie), Debbie Ogilvie, Ryan Ogilvie, Cheyne Ogilvie and Kayla Ogilvie; stepdaughters, Marna (Dale) Meriam (son Brody), Bev Apostle (son Jackson), Sherry (Kevin) Meriam, Debbie (Bruce) Meriam, and Jackie (Dave) Grandel (children Chris, John, Naomi and Keegan); numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2009 at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. A Funeral Service will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.
- Marguerite L. "Peggy" (nee Small) born April 6, 1920, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2011. Peggy grew up on a mixed farm near Pense, Sask., eldest daughter of Anna and Samuel Arnold. She worked as a telephone operator in Maple Creek and Estevan. Married to Stanley Olshanoski, she made a home with him in Estevan. Along with raising three children (Donald, Patricia and Katherine), she tended her beautiful yard and garden amongst many friends and neighbours. As part of being a devoted grandmother she often babysat grandchildren (Alisa, Scott, Stephen, Lyle and Warren). Peggy was also an accomplished cook and baker, which made her Christmas Eves events to cherish. She was an outstanding seamstress and created projects with needlepoint, knitting and crochet. Peggy's great love of nature and skill as a gardener were passed along to her family. Local songbirds were treated to a birdbath and always-full bird feeders. Kindness to and knowledge of creatures great and small moved her to invite neighbourhood cats indoors on cold winter nights. Peggy lived a long, full life in Estevan, and later became a resident of Hilltop Manor in Weyburn. She was one of the first people to take up residence in the building and lived there until she passed away. Her family thanks the staff at Hilltop for their years of dedicated care. No funeral by preference with a private memorial gathering at Weyburn's Hillcrest Cemetery.
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- Janet "Jessie" E. (nee McGillvray) of Govan. It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Jessie on Sunday February 3, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital. Born in Pense on September 24, 1911. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth, her parents Catherine and Donald McGillvray, brothers Hugh and William. She leaves to cherish her life, son Eldon (Moragh), their three sons Graham, Matthew and Adrian of Regina, sister Kay Myers of Strasbourg, sisters-in-law Emma McGillvray and Kay Paul both of Regina, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 6, 2002 at 1 PM from Govan United Church. Reverend Alison Nicholson officiating. Interment Govan Cemetery. Hansen's Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.
- Bruce Michael passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at the age of 41 years. He was predeceased by his father, Bill Pawliuk, brother, Andrew; and grandmothers and grandfather. Bruce will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy; children Matthew, Melissa, Garrett, Chance; mother, Betty Pawliuk; brothers, Richard (Lois), Tim (Nadine), Gordon (Gloria), Robert (Michelle); sister, Angela Lommerse (Dean), grandfather, Albert Schuppli (Jean); mother-in-law, Yvonne Schlechter (Bert); sister-in-law, Shirley Johnson (Ken); brothers-in-law, Randy and Ken Schlechter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Pense Town Hall. Lunch to follow.
- Irene. On Sunday, January 25, 2004, Irene Pearce, late of Extendicare/Sunset, Regina passed away at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her husband Walter Bert Pearce in 1958; her daughter Eva Mae Pearce in 1997; her son John Ross Pearce in 2002, as well as her brothers. Irene will be remembered with love by her grandchildren, Susan Lee (Jim) Konecsni and their children, Ryan and Melissa of Regina, Sherri Ann Pearce and her son Shawn of Regina, Randy John (Kim) Pearce and their children, Chelsea and Matt of St. Albert, AB, Shane Clayton (Lesley) Pearce of Kenora, ON. Irene was born February 16, 1909 in Pense, SK. Much of her young life was spent at the Pense Town Hall, playing piano every Saturday night. At the age of 28 she married Walter Bert Pearce, who was the owner and operator of the Arena Rink in Regina. They lived in an apartment above the Arena Rink for twenty years. Eva and Irene moved from the apartment above the rink to 2132 Argyle Street in Regina, where they lived for over forty years. Irene was a kindhearted, very caring and generous person, enjoying spending time and having fun with her family. She also had a love for dogs. She loved gardening, cooking and baking. Her turkey dinners were the best. Irene was a very active member of St. Mary's Anglican Church for over sixty years. Her life will always be cherished and sadly missed by all who knew her. Her life would not have been as rewarding without the help and caring of her daughter Eva Mae Pearce. Their holidays together gave both of them great pleasure. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Claude Schroeder officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family wishes to extend a sincere appreciation and thanks to the staff at Sunset Extendicare for their love and care given to Irene during her stay. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Kenton David. On Monday, December 15, 2008, at the age of 27 years, Kenton David Petkau was received into the arms of his loving Savior. Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, George and Nettie Petkau and maternal grandfather, John K. Neufeld. Kenton leaves behind to mourn, his loving wife, Robin; his faithful canine companion, Jazz; his parents David and Betty Petkau and his two sisters, Janae and Michelle of Calgary; parents-in-law, Bruce and Janice Nuttall; brother-in-law Michael (Lori) Nuttall and nephew Harley; sister-in-law, Jenna Nuttall (Cory) of Pense; grandparents Frank and Julie Foster and Sylvia Nuttall of Pense and Helen Neufeld of Swift Current; great-grandmother, Hazel Foster of Regina; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Kenton was born on June 26, 1981 in Moose Jaw, SK. He spent the last fourteen years in Regina, where he graduated from Campbell Collegiate in 1999 and where he met his wonderful wife, Robin. Together they built a home on Robin's grandparents' acreage near Pense and where they were beginning to live out their dream together. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in Living Hope Alliance Church, Arcola Avenue East, with Larry Hurst officiating. Interment in Pense Cemetery.
- Janet (nee Scott) Waters Poulter passed away peacefully at Pioneers Lodge, Moose Jaw, at 95 years of age, on Sunday, July 20, 2003. Janet was born in Gourdon, Angus, Scotland on November 19, 1907. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Anne Scott and her entire family of 5 brothers and 4 sisters; her first husband, Philip Waters in 1963; her second husband, James Poulter in 1981; and her son, Dennis Waters in 1960. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ken Jones; and several nieces and nephews in Canada and Scotland. Janet emigrated from Scotland to the Keystown district in 1920 with her family. Janet attended a local country school, was a keen student and an avid reader. She lived a very active married life in Pense, on the farm in Rowletta, and in retirement in Moose jaw. Janet was a tireless worker in her church, in the community, and in several organizations including the Tuxford Orange Lodge, Keeler Grandmothers' Club, and Moose Jaw Newcomer's Club. Janet loved people and was always eager to make a cup of tea for her friends of all ages. Janet lived in Canada for the majority of her life but her heart was in her beloved Scotland. She travelled often to visit her first home and her many Scottish relatives. A Celebration of Janet's life will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in Sunningdale Community church, Moose Jaw. Pastor Henry Murray will officiate with burial to follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Our deepest thanks to the Caregivers at Pioneers Lodge who gave Mom such good care and happiness during her stay there. Thanks also to the many friends who visited her and made her days so pleasant. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral and Crematorium Services, Moose Jaw.
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- Alton "Al" William passed away peacefully at Elmview Extendicare on Jan 11, 2008. He was predeceased by his loving wife Helen on Feb 16, 2007 and his parents Vera and Reid. Al was born in Pense SK. On Dec 26, 1919. He moved as a young lad to Regina and attended Innismore elementary school and Balfour Collegiate. Al started his working career with R.H. Williams Dept Store in 1936. The Second World War interrupted his career where he served with the Regina Rifles Signal Corp in Europe from 1942 through 1945. He returned to Canada where he married his fiancee Helen (LaPlante) in Montreal. From there they returned to Regina to begin their life together. Al continued his career at Simpson's Dept Store for the next 34 years as the manager of various departments including house wares, toys and sporting goods. Al was a loving husband and father and greatly cherished his seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. Al was a lifetime member of the Victoria Club where he participated in the bowling league for many years. As a young man he enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping and other outdoor activities. Gardening was his life time passion and he was well known for his green thumb. Al retired in 1980 and he and Helen moved to live at Regina Beach, SK. They enjoyed many years as Snowbirds traveling to Yuma, Arizona where they had a winter residence. Al enjoyed Sunday get togethers, playing cards and family barbecues. Left to cherish his memories are his children Robert (Ginny), Marilyn (Ray Opitz), Val (Dan Fedorowich), Eileen (Lloyd Winters), Ed (Maggie), Bill (Susan), Lynn (Terry Hart) and Vicky. Al is also survived by his sister Helene Eberts, brother Len (Vi), brothers in law Edward LaPlante (Lorraine), Fred Rowe and sister in law Rita LaPlante. Visitation for family and friends, Tuesday Jan 15, 2008, 7 to 8 PM at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday Jan 17, 2008 at 11:00 AM at St. Martin de Porres R.C. Church, 4720 Castle Rd. Regina SK. with Rev. Msgr. Ken Miller Celebrant.
- Phyllis (nee Hannant) was born in Pense, Sask. April 14, 1941, along with her twin sister Mary. She grew up with 13 brothers and sisters. She attended school in Pense until grade six when they moved into Regina. She married George Renz in 1959. They moved all over Sask. and Man. while George worked with highway construction. They settled in Khedive on the farm where she took great joy in raising her family. Many evenings were spent visiting with friends and playing cards. She spent her summers with her children at Trossachs Camp where she helped out in the kitchen. She continued this with her grandchildren who all have fond memories of going to camp with Gramma. They resided on the farm until 1996 when they moved to Pangman. She took great joy in taking care of others and not thinking of herself. She proved this in her total care of George as she was by his side during his short battle with cancer in the fall of 1996. After the loss of her lifelong partner and friend in December of 1996 Phyllis directed that caring to her family and the community of Pangman. She built up a network of friends and became very active in the community. Her greatest joy was helping others. Phyllis' positive attitude and good nature was a testimony to everyone around her. As she battled her illness she never let on how bad it was. She passed away quietly January 18, 2000 with her family beside her. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband: George in 1996; son Leonard in 1961; infant granddaughter Courtney in 1988; also by her father Herbert Hannant in 1974; sisters: Jean, Lorraine; brother Allan in infancy; sister-in-law Hannah Hannant; brothers-in-law: Bruce Allen, Jim Renz, Bill Renz, Stewart Renz; Irvin McLaughlin and Gordon Barrett. Phyllis is survived by her mother: Mary Hannant; daughters: Jocelyn (Fernand) Paulhus; their children: Christopher, Brandon and Brittany; Rose Renz (Jeff Chase) and daughter Ashley all of Moose Jaw; son Raymond (Wanda) and their children Amy, Cody and Chelsey of Virden, MB. She is also survived by her twin sister: Mary (Charlie) West of Regina; as well as sisters: Irene (Lloyd), June, Alma Joan (Gerry), Libby (Elmer), Beatrice (Hugh), Marlene; brothers: George (Lil), Charlie, Earl (Shirley), Bob (Norma), Walter (Patsy); sisters-in-law: Anne Allen, Lois Renz, Bertha Renz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. Funeral service was held Saturday, January 22, 2000, 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Mission Pentecostal Church, Pangman, SK, with Rev. J. P. Rousseaux officiating. Interment will follow in Pangman Community Cemetery.
- Lillian Marguerite, late of Stony Beach, SK. passed away on February 23, 2002. Born in Dilke, SK. on October 30, 1909 and after many years in rural Saskatchewan Lillian moved to Regina in 1993. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Marie Rogne, sisters Annie, Minnie, Helen; brothers Eric, John and twin brother Lloyd, as well as special friend Con Burton. Survived by special niece Joan (Garry Guglich) Soveran, nephews Ron (Jo) Ryerson, Milton (Carol) Rogne and Vern (Laverne) Rogne; nieces Marie (Al) McDonald and Carol Ann (David) Peterson, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. from Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Regina, SK. Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Craig Moeller officiating. A private family interment to take place in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Pense, SK.
- Irene Ethel (nee Thompson) age 97 years passed away peacefully in her suite in Shaunavon, SK on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. Irene was born December 22, 1909 on a farm north of Pense. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom and her sisters, Mae Riome and Eva Toderan. Irene will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Nellie Bell of Regina, her sons, Gordon (Marilyn) of Swift Current, Glen (Sharon) of Saskatoon, Robert (Constance) of Carrot River and her daughter, Lianne (Murray) Shadbolt of Shaunavon, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also many other caring relatives and friends she has made over her long life. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Edward. On June 27, the Lord called Edward Saal home to join his beloved wife, Martha. Ed was 99 years young. He was also predeceased by his brother, Tony; son Eugene; and grandchildren, Larry Saal and Leanne Kerr. He leaves to celebrate his life son, Gerry, Pense; daughter, Beatrice (Larry) Goschi, Chicago; daughter-in-law, Laura, Regina; and grandchildren Bev (Vic) Chorney, Fort Saskatchewan, AB; Barbara (George) Hildebrandt, Regina; Randy, Guelph, ON; Murray (Charlotte), Pense; Brian (fianc Missy), Mission, BC; and Edward (Mary) Goschi, Chicago; as well as 7 great-children. Ed was born December 8, 1903 in Hungary. His family immigrated to Canada in 1911 and settled at Vibank. Ed came to the Rouleau area from Horizon in 1918 and worked on farms until 1923 when he and his brother started farming together. On February 21, 1928 Ed married the love of his life, Martha McCabe, and he started farming on his own. He farmed primarily at Pense until 1977 when he and Martha retired to Regina, however, he drove the combine at harvest for many more years. Farming was very good to Ed and he loved farming. Ed enjoyed the simple pleasures of life - dancing, baseball, playing cards, and visiting. He spent 38 winters in Texas, the last being 1997/98. He hadn't danced for a few years but he enjoyed watching Toronto Blue Jays baseball, playing cribbage, and visiting until he died. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, with Florence Paull, Staff Associate, Westminster United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 1-2 p.m.
- Gerald Anton "Gerry". It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Gerry Saal of Pense, SK at the age of 73 years. Gerry was predeceased by his daughter, Leanne in 1991 and son-in-law, Leonard Kerr in 1990; parents, Edward and Martha Saal; brother, Eugene Saal and nephew Larry Saal. Gerry is survived by his sister, Beatrice (Larry) Goshi of Chicago, Illinois; three sons, Randy of Guelph, ON, Murray (Charlotte, Kristi, Kassidy) of Pense, SK, Brian (Missy) of Mission, BC; grandchildren: Robert, Michelle, Ryan and Meagan Kerr of Regina and Hailey Saal of Mission, BC; nieces, Beverley (Vic) Chorney of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Barbara (George) Hildebrandt of Regina, Edward (Mary) Boshi of Chicago, Ill. Gerry was born, Gerald Anton Saal, August 16, 1930 on the Brame Farm in the Rouleau, SK area. In 1933, his family moved two miles north of Pense where they lived until they moved to Tregarva in 1941. In 1944, they moved to the Wallace farm at Pense and then purchased the Saal Farm, also in Pense, in 1948. Gerry began his schooling in Tregarva and completed his Grade 12 in Pense. Growing up on a farm set the stage for Gerry's life. His brother, Eugene and he bought land in the Pitman area in 1953 and Gerry later bought the Lusted farm in 1969. Gerry had a passion for all sports, especially hockey and baseball. He played hockey as a young boy and later played Senior Hockey in Pense. He coached and managed boys teams and was appropriately presented with a trophy engraved with "Mr. Saal says". Gerry was also a referee for many years for Pense and surrounding areas. Gerry was very much a community man, coaching hockey and baseball, refereeing, volunteering at the rink and all sporting events. He had a huge heart for all kids. He always made certain every kid had full advantage, whether in need of sports equipment, registration or just encouragement, he always made sure every kid could play. Gerry spent many hours in the rink in the winter and many hours playing, coaching and umpping baseball in the summer. He was secretary of the Qu'Appelle Valley Baseball League for 25 years. He was an avid curler and especially liked those twenty-four hour bonspiels. His love for sports never diminished throughout his entire life. Gerry was also known as a champion dancer, especially dancing to the polka. His presence was frequent at barn dances and cabarets where he swept many ladies around the dance floor. Gerry will be sadly missed by his family and friends and by his community which he loved. We are certain that Gerry touched all of the lives of those who knew him well and any who crossed his journeys in life. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pense Community Hall.
- Junior Benjamin passed away peacefully at Providence Place on Thursday August 16, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Born March 31, 1923 in Long Beach, California, Dad was raised in Kankakee, Illinois and at the age of 17 moved to Canada to farm in the Pense and Belle Plaine areas. His love of cooking lead him to open his own drive-through restaurant called "Junior's Chicken Fry " situated along Highway #1. After closing the restaurant he continued to farm and raise hogs until his retirement to Moose Jaw. Junior loved to fish and play cards, and was always full of fun and humour. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Ethel, and his brother Kenneth. Junior is survived by his children: Frank (Anne), Raymond (Lisa), Susan Waddell, Donna (Doug) Ayres, and DeeDee (Randy) Wilkinson; nine grandchildren, and one greatgrandson; his sister, Betty Ruebensam, and many nieces and nephews. Dad was blessed to have a special care giver, Audra, who spent many hours with him at Providence Place. Thanks to the Providence Place staff for all their care. A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Cemetery.
- Kenneth "Ken" Franklin, late of Pense, Sk., passed away peacefully on Friday, December 10, 2004 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by his parents Franklin and Ethel, Ken is survived by his beloved wife Erma, son Rick (Bonny), daughter Sharon (Peter) Burak, all of Regina; grandchildren Greg, Barry, and Kim Seaberly, all of Pense, Sk., Anita and Mark Burak, both of Regina; daughter-in-law Carol Seaberly of Pense, Sk.; brother Junior of Moose Jaw, Sk. and sister Betty Ruebensam of Las Vegas, Nevada; as well as nieces, nephews, and friends. Ken was born on May 11, 1921 in Long Beach, California. He grew up in Kankakee, Illinois and helped his father on the farm they had acquired near Pense, Sask.. Ken first came to Pense in 1943, but returned home almost immediately to join the United States Army. He was discharged in 1946, came back to Pense and settled down to some serious farming on his father's land. Ken thereafter met his wife Erma at the Trianon Ballroom whereupon they later married and raised their loving family. He was a devoted husband to Erma his entire life. Ken will be forever remembered and loved by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. in Riverside Memorial Park Chapel (building adjacent to cemetery office) with Rev. Wayne Garman officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- John "Jack" passed away on Friday, August 11, 2006 at Echo Lodge in Fort Qu'Appelle, SK at the age of 73 years. Jack was born at Pense, SK. and grew up there. He attended the Coulee School and later the high school in Pense. Jack was predeceased by his mother and father, Della and Chester, and his uncle, Harry. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorraine; his sister, Marilyn (Ted) Steacy; nieces, Jill (David) Ames and their two children, Leanne (Doug) Irving and their two children, nephew, Michael (Dorothy) Steacy and their two children. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at St. John's Anglican Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens at 3:00 P.M. Mourning Glory Funeral Services, Saskatoon, SK. entrusted with arrangements.
- Morris, late of Pense, SK, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2001 at the age of 69 years. Morris was predeceased by his parents William and Irene and one infant son. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, one son Dean, one brother Fred (Pearl) Shwaga and three sisters Mary (Mike) Denesik, Anne (Matt) Youchezyn, Olga Onufreychuk. Morris retired from the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1990 after 37 years, but continued an active lifestyle of farming on his farm near Pense. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Tracy, officiating.
- Emily Silzer, aged 68 years, of Pense, Sask. passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2001. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. in Parkerview Funeral Chapel. Ron Gray will officiate and interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Rudy in 1996, two sisters and three brothers. Emily will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Lloyd of Pense, Randy (Linda) and their children: Tyler and Lyndsay of Winnipeg, MB, Kelly (Sharon) and their children: Nicolle, Joel and Tess of Moose Jaw, twin daughters: Jackie (Les) Pedersen and their children: Rudy and Ryan of Newdale, MB, Jeannine (Kevin) Fleury and their children: Ashley and Kody of Belle Plaine, SK; sister Ruth (Bob) Vanstone of Regina, brother Ervin (Margaret) Lenzin of Calgary, AB and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Ella Jane (nee Moffatt). On October 11, 2007, Ella Jane Sparkes went to be with her Lord at the age of 85 years. Born on April 23, 1922, in Pense, SK to parents William Clark Moffatt and Winnifred Georgina (Finke), they both predeceased her in 1952. Ella is survived by her brother Clarence "Red" (Rowena) Moffatt; niece Carol Bailes and nephew Doug Moffatt all of Ontario. She is also predeceased by her sisters Irene Tyler and Doreen Moffatt and nephew Ronald Moffatt. A CELEBRATION OF ELLA'S LIFE will be held on Monday, October 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Celebration Lutheran Church, 3130 Renfrew Crescent East, Regina, SK with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Refreshments will follow the interment, which will take place at Regina City Cemetery on 4th Avenue & Broad Street following the service.
- Kelvin Robert George passed away peacefully at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on July 31, 2008 at the age of 62, with his family by his side. Kelvin was predeceased by his mother Alma and his father George. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Rosalind, who is not saying goodbye to him but only "until we meet again". He is survived by A. J., his loving dog, "best buddy" and companion of 15 years. He will be deeply missed and remembered by his children Amanda (Robert), Rodger (Rhonda), Winston (Lisa), Donna (David), Deanne (Dave), Kelly (Ron) and Keith (Dianne); by his grandchildren Alexander, Maximilian, Mackenzie, Ryan, Crystal, Daniel, Joshua, Jennifer, Katlyn, Emily Ann and Matthew; and by his greatgrandchildren Alexandra, Jasper and Calem. He will be sadly missed by his father-in-law Richard and by his brother-in-law Wayde (Verley). "Uncle Kel" will also be missed by his nephews and nieces Richard, Shirley, Christine, Peggy, Harvey, Betty, Lester, Wanda, Clifford and Angela, and their families. Kel will also be fondly remembered by Lois and Lorne, his neighbors in Pense, and by his many friends and business associates in both Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. Kel was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on November 22, 1945. As a young man, he worked on the CN Railroad, and retained a lifelong love of trains. Later he became an accountant, helping and befriending many fisherman and other small businessmen in Newfoundland. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1997, where he worked as a credit specialist for the CIBC. He was an avid outdoorsman and lover of animals, and a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited and the Regina Humane Society. His cremation took place in Edmonton and a family memorial was held in nearby Millett. He will be greatly missed.
- Maude Frances (nee Persson) of Regina, formerly of Pense, SK, passed away peacefully in the early morning of October 29, 2003. Born December 4, 1914 at Stockholm, SK. Predeceased by her husband Pat; parents Godfrey and Annie Persson; sister Edith Brown; brothers Alan and Godfrey; brother-in-law Art Brown. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life, son John (Lorna) of Katepwa; daughters Jeannette (Barry) Powers, Lila Kae Stanley, all of Regina; sister Karin (George) Closson of Stockholm; brother Loyd (Mavis) Persson of Stockholm; sisters-inlaw Alice Persson of Stockholm and Dorothy Persson of Powell River, BC; six grandchildren: Jim (Nikki) Lamb, Dan (Marlene) Lamb, Dianne (Steve) Oyka, Karen (Matt) Schabel, Ryan Stanley, Don (Keri) Stanley; nineteen greatgrandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Rev. Keith Powers officiating. Interment in Cottonwood Cemetery, Pense, SK.
- Jeanette (nee Anderson) of Wolfville, N.S. passed away in Valley Regional Hospital, Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at the age of 49. Born in Regina, Sask. Jeanette was a daughter of Elizabeth and Herman Anderson, Pense, Sask. Jeanette graduated from the University of Regina earning a bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Education and subsequently received a diploma in Special Education from Acadia University. She taught pottery for the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Regina and for Continuing Education in the City of Edmonton. She also taught watercolour painting for Continuing Education at Acadia University. Jeanette served as a director of the Acadia Child Development Centre, Acadia University and also as acting director of the Starbrite Nursery School (Waldorf). She was the treasurer of the Alliance of Kings Artists and exhibited her watercolours in the Kings County Region. Jeanette is survived by her husband, Wayne Staples; her daughter, Loral; grandson, Lyam Zacharias; brothers, Maurice (Carolle), Terry (Della), Kenneth (Carol), John (Barbara) and Jim (Rosemarie); sister, Elizabeth Elliott (Brian). The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 1 at Lindsay Funeral Home in Wolfville, N.S. Interment will take place in Victoria Memorial Gardens, Windsor, Ont., Saturday, March 8.
- John Joseph passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, December 7, 2002 at the age of 86 years. John is predeceased by his wife Louise in 1980, his parents Frank and Frances, sisters Kay and Mary, brothers Ambrose, Joe and Frank. Left to cherish John's memory is his daughter Fran (Bob) Kesslar, two granddaughters Pam (Jeff) Thompson, Robyn (Dallas) Shenner, three great granddaughters: Kelsey and Ashley Thompson and Malia Shenner; three sisters: Hannah Mooney, Millie (Leonard) Hauck and Carol White, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John and Louise farmed at Pense where they raised their daughter Fran. They retired to Regina Beach and Mesa, Arizona and later to Regina. It was John's request that a GRAVESIDE SERVICE be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at the Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Very Rev. Ken Miller Officiating.
- Wilbert (Nicolas Joseph) Sudom, 89, of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan 5, 2008. Predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Anna; sisters Lena Collins, Esther Bezeau; brothers, Emil and Paul. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Byrdyne, and his children, Grant Sudom of Pilot Butte, Sandra (Bill) Howe of Regina, and Caroll (Joe Hersche) Sudom of Regina, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister, Irene Manchee (Glen) of Edmonton; sister-in-laws, Anna Sudom of Regina and Sybil Sudom of Avonlea; as well as his nieces and nephews. Wilbert was born on June 10, 1918 and raised in the Avonlea district. Wilbert was a teacher and like so many others met the love of his life, Byrdyne; at the Trianon Ballroom in Regina. They married in 1945. Wilbert attended the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon and in 1949, Wilbert and Byrdyne purchased a farm near Pense; where they farmed until retirement. His retirement years were spent in Regina. Over his lifetime, Wilbert and Byrdyne vacationed in the sunny south during the cold winter months. They kept in touch with many of the friends they made during their travels, many who were younger, and able to keep up with the active life of Wil and Berdie. Wilbert enjoyed farming, discussing politics, dancing, golfing, swimming, and exercising. Wilbert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Wilbert's life will be held sometime in the spring in Regina.
- Doris Elsie (nee Lovell). We are saddened to announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma and sister, Doris Elsie Swayn, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Mom was born on March 25, 1925 in Keystown, Sask, the youngest child of Harry and Elsie Lovell. She lived in Keystown until her marriage to our Dad, George Swayn, on October 15, 1949. Mom and Dad farmed north of Keystown and moved to Pense in 1959. After Dad passed away in 1995, Mom continued to make her home in Pense until ill health made it impossible. She then moved to Extendicare Parkside in Regina where she received the very best of care until her passing. Mom was an avid and knowledgeable gardener, artist, cook and crafter. In her younger years, she curled, and she bowled until a few years ago. She loved to read, play cards and games, and anything that involved being with her family. Doris was always involved in the community. She taught Sunday School and 4-H, attended Bible Study, and was a member of the Pense Artist's Club and the Pense Seniors Club. Mom was predeceased by her husband George; her parents, Harry and Elsie Lovell; four brothers, Alec, Ted, Bob and Jack Lovell and grandson Gary Meggeson. Left behind to cherish her memory are, her sister and lifelong friend, Hazel Foster; her children, Larry, Ernest, Lynn (Glen) Morine, Maureen (Rienus) Ooms, and Tim; her grandchildren, Sheila (Mark), Barb (Mike), Laura (Garry), Stephen (Jenn), Kevin and Janet; and her great-grandchildren, Thea, Ryan, Ryder, Braden, Maya, Rylan, Cody and Cole. A Celebration of Doris' Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Doris (nee Warner). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving wife, a wonderful mother, a caring grandmother, and a special auntie. Dodey passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 23, 2003. She will be remembered for her spunky spirit, zest for living, fabulous sense of humor, honesty and generosity. She was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Irene Taylor; sister Norma Smith; brother-in-law John Smith; brothers Allister and Raymond Warner. Dodey is survived by her husband Clarence Taylor of Regina, SK and son Barry (Terry) Taylor of Qu'Appelle, SK; and sister Winifred Charlesworth of North Vancouver, BC. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amie and Josh, plus many nieces, nephews, cousins, a great aunt, all from the East Coast to the West Coast. Dodey grew up in Pense, Saskatchewan. She taught school in the 1930's, then met Clarence and began their farm life together just south of Regina. She was a very active lady in her life time. Dodey enjoyed curling, speed skating, swimming, gardening, crafting and loved the symphony. She was a member of United Empire Loyalist, the Regina Old Timers Assoc., The Canadian Club of Regina, the Natural History Society, the Lily Club and a long-standing member (60 years) of Regina Avenue Christian Church. Many thanks to Dr. Fraser and staff at the General Hospital on Ward 5F. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue with Rev. Merle Nicholson officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Eva Annie (nee Thompson), dearly beloved wife of Zed and dear mother of Gerald, passed away on August 10, 2006 in Regina, SK at the age of 93 years. Eva was born on a farm north of Pense in 1912, to Ethel and Wellington Thompson who were deceased in 1975 and 1961. She was predeceased by her husband Zed in 1982. Eva is survived by her son Gerald (Sherry); grandchildren Richard and Carol (Blair) Kambeitz; sisters Nellie Bell and Irene Roney and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, August 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Jo Mader officiating. INTERMENT to take place at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Mildred Olga (nee Shewchuk). On Friday, August 9, 2002 Mildred Olga Tokar, late of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, passed away at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by her father Nikola (Nick) Shewchuk on November 26, 1981; by her mother Maria (Mary) Shewchuk on November 25, 1990; brother Nicholas (Nick) Baron Shewchuk in 1977; and godson Gary Sirnick in May 2000. Mildred is survived by her husband Mike Tokar; daughters Sandra Tokar of Regina and Christine (Rick) Tymiak of Regina; son Paul (Kathy) Tokar of Winnipeg; grandchildren Sarah (Stewart) Zacharias, Brock, Tarik and Khas all of Winnipeg; great grandchild Madison Zacharias of Winnipeg; and a special thanks to nieces and nephews from Rick (Christine) Tymiak's side who always called her Aunty Mildred - Brayden and Brittney McNeill of Regina, Jeff, Jason and Sarah Sibbald of Lloydminster and Mackenzie Moore of Regina. Many thanks to Pete Tokar and John Tokar for all their love and support. Mildred was born on January 11, 1929 in Rouleau, SK where she spent her childhood years before moving to Pense, SK and finally residing in Regina where she married Mike on September 5, 1953. A special thanks to Fr. Brent Kuzyk for answering our call and making it to mom's bedside before she left us. Thank you to Michael and Anne Fellinger for being near mom before her passing. Also a big thank you to Tillie Katrusiak, Olyne Patryluk and Mel Dods, who were with dad, Rick and myself (Christine) when mom passed on. Rest in Peace mom. Many thanks to all the staff of Unit 2-5 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for their care and support. Mom liked you all. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 10:00 A.M in the Descent Of The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Pro Cathedral, 1305 ñ 12th Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 7:30 P.M. in the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, 2210 College Ave., Regina, SK.
- Tudor "Ted", late of Pense, SK., age 73 years, passed away suddenly September 19, 2007, leaving us peacefully as he wished, while at work on his land. Ted is survived by his loving wife Gerri, of 48 years; their 4 children: Ted (Debbie), Roberta (Curtis Goodfellow), Grant, and Stephanie (Scott Cavers); his 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; his sister, Fannie (Mel Gluck); as well as numerous extended family and friends. Ted was predeceased by his mother, Tinka; father, Stefan; 8 brothers; 4 sisters; and special friend and grandson, Cory Springer. Prayers will be held on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar St., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in St. George Orthodox Cathedral, with Fr. Cosmin Sicoe, officiating. Interment will be held at 4:00 P.M. in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Limerick, SK.
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- Simon passed from the loving arms of his family into those of his Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his parents, Simon and Elizabeth Vanderstoel; his daughter, Betty; and brothers, Gerrit and Andries; and sister, Jans van Donk. Simon is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jane; daughters, Marina Katerberg (Rik) and Jo-anne Nelson (Reg); son, Chris (Theresa); grandchildren, Taylor (Claire), Alyssa (Kelyn), Rachel, Haydon, Brianna, Sydney, Chelsea, Serena, Travis and Samantha; and great-granddaughter, Veronica; brothers, Hendrik (Coby) and Piet (Riet); sisters, Griet Ruitenburg, Mar van de Vis, Jaantje Doornenbal, and Anna Vergunst; sister-in-law, Gysje Groenendyk; brothers-in-law, Arie Wesdyk (Clary), Leen Wesdyk (Audrey), Henk Wesdyk (Elsie); nieces, nephews and cousins. Simon was born on October 5, 1930 in Rietveld, the Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in May of 1953 and worked as a farm hand for Donald and Evelyn McGillivray in the Pense area. The McGillivrays became part of his family. In 1956 Simon and Jane wed, continued to farm, and purchased the McGillivray homestead in 1972. Simon's life was dedicated to God and to his family. His love and guidance were sought after and appreciated. Simon was active in his church and community, and the farm was always a welcome place for family and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Sonlight Christian Reformed Church, 139 Cannon Street, Regina his honour on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles Kooger officiating. Interment at Cottonwood Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Parkside Extendicare for their kind and compassionate care in Simon's last days.
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- Charles Rodger. With very heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved and loving husband, father and grandfather, Charles Rodger Waller. Charles was taken from us in the late afternoon on March 27th, 2008 with no suffering and with no pain. The pain instead belongs to those he leaves behind to love his memory. Charles was born in Moose Jaw to Granville and Nellie (Bell) Waller and was raised on the family farm near Drinkwater, Saskatchewan. He leaves to mourn his beautiful wife of 54 years, Frances, three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Randy Brooks, June and Will Wurtz and Brenda and Guy Lohman as well as his grandchildren Mackenzie, Kyllo and Keaton Brooks and Corey Hein, Trent and Brett Wurtz and Jonathan and Rodger Lohman. He also leaves behind his brothers Gerald (Diane), Kenny (Bev), Dennis (Marilyn) and Danny as well as his sister Gaileen (Ron) Kingdon. Dad worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a grain buyer for 21 years, but his greatest loves were farming and gardening on his land near Pense where he and Frances raised their family. Pop-Pop loved his family and showed you with a gruff hug and a wave from the porch as you drove out of the yard. He will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his daily journals and sound advice to never heat the great outdoors. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2nd at Lee Funeral Home in Regina.
- Caroline (nee Geres) Warriner 1919 - 2011. Carol passed away peacefully with the love of her family surrounding her on Friday, April 1, 2011 at the age of 91 years. Carol, the oldest of 13 children, was raised in Pense, SK. She moved to Regina at an early age where she met and married William Warriner on September 17, 1949. Together they raised four children. All their spare time was spent enjoying their family. Carol was a dedicated wife and mother, and always made sure their summers at the beach were the highlight of the year for the kids. She remained close to all her siblings and in laws and she considered them all to be her best friends. Carol was a 57 year member of the Triple Links Rebekah Lodge #136 and a longtime member and past president of the Ladies Auxilliary, Patriarchs Militant (IOOF). Carol was predeceased by her parents Mike and Mary Geres (nee Wonko); husband William Robert Warriner; sister Eva (Nick dec.); and granddaughter Marla Holdsworth. Carol is survived by sisters: Anne Ward (Allan dec.), Helen Silzer (Rudy), Elizabeth Wonko (August dec.), Mary Giljam (David), Edith Mellis (Garnet), & Elsie Lowe (Ken dec.); brothers: Henry (Carrie dec.), Josef (Anne dec.), Johnny (Olga), George (Helen), Billy (Shirley dec.); children Donna Holdsworth (Dennis) and their children Mark (Rossana) & Michelle (Gilles); Bill (Debra Hartung) and their children William, Catherine (Adam), Bronte, & Justine; Audrey Patl (Petr) and their children Becky (Clint) & Ryan (Candace); & Cathy McFadzean (Tom) and their children Dakota (Laura), Jonah, Cassidy, & Credence; six great grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews, and a close friend Eileen Tate. Carol's final wish was to have a private family service. Carol will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
- Raymond, of Eyebrow, passed away in Central Butte on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the age of 81 years. Ray was born February 9, 1925 in Regina. He started his education at Cottonwood School near Pense continuing in Eyebrow. Ray farmed for many years and was in the business of hauling cattle from all surrounding areas. He enjoyed working with cattle. His hobby was work. Ray loved to dance and was looking forward to dancing once he had his knee replacement. He was always ready to help anyone in any way Ray was a good samaritan. We will all miss his jokes. Predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Alfred Webb, and one sister, Bertha, Ray is survived by his wife, Eileen, son, Dwight (Ruby), one brother, Russ (Flo), one sister, Myrtle; granddaughters: Chelsa (Scott) and Julie (Ryan), great-grandson, Lynden, sister-in-law, Ruth, brother-in-law, Frank, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eyebrow Hall. Rick McCorrister will officiate.
- Loretta Elizabeth Werner passed away peacefully at Parkside Extendicare on Tuesday, December 30, 2003. She was born in Otter Creek, Iowa on September 15, 1910 to George and Mary Werner. She was predeceased by parents; sisters Irene (Bert) Bruce, Ethel (Percy) Dixon, Gertrude (Stewart) Willett; brother Joe Werner; and brother-in-law Thomas Hind. Loretta will be lovingly remembered by sister Mildred Hind; sister-in-law Evelyn Werner; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. Loretta came to Canada from Iowa, USA, as an infant, with her parents and older sisters and settled in the Pense area. She later received her education in the Pense area and attended Normal School in Regina in 1929 - 1930. Loretta worked at the General Hospital for ten years as she couldn't get a job teaching school. In 1941 Loretta went to Toronto to work in an ammunition factory. After the war she worked at what is now Ryerson Poly Tech University as a cash supervisor. She retired from there in 1975. She returned to Regina in 1991 and made her home in Palliser Place. A private funeral service will take place with Rev. Blair Dixon officiating. Cremation. Interment in Regina Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
- Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Zahm) passed away peacefully with family by her side at Pasqua Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband George of 53 years; children Greg (Dea), Daphne (Herb), and Delphine (Brad); grandchildren Michael, Tessa, Tyler, Brayden, Justin, and Alyssa. Dorothy was predeceased by her father Frank when she was only 14 years of age and later on in 1980 by her mother Marjory. Dorothy was born October 13, 1927 on the family farm in the Pense District. The farm was originally purchased by her father who had travelled to Canada from Buffalo, New York. Her mother also travelled a great distance, coming from Arbroth, Scotland with her sister Annie. Dorothy walked to Kennelworth School and attended high school in Belle Plain. She was active in school sports, excelling in track and field. After her father's passing, Dorothy and her mother would spend the winters in Belle Plain returning to the farm every spring. As a young woman she made frequent trips into Regina to visit her closest relatives. Upon finishing school she moved to Regina where she found employment as a keypunch operator with the Department of Public Health, where she met her future husband. Years later, she left her job to become a mother and a homemaker. Dorothy and her husband continued farming upon her mother's retirement. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and travelling. Camping every summer with family later became yearly winter vacations to Hawaii with her husband. Dorothy made many close friendships during her lifetime. She cherished moments with her grandchildren and always had a special place in her heart for her cats. Dorothy will be sadly missed by family and friends. As requested by Dorothy a cremation has taken place with a private family interment to follow. Dorothy will forever rest alongside her parents. Thanks to the staff of the Observation Unit in Emergency, the Palliative Care Unit, and Unit 4A. A special thanks to Dr. Clein.
- Grant Robert "Woody" Wood passed away at home in Pense, SK on Tuesday, April 26, 2005. Grant was born March 31, 1956, the youngest child of John and Lois Wood of Woodale Farms, Pense. Besides his parents, who will miss his quick wit and sense of humor, are Glenys, Garry and Kenzie of Calgary, Jim, Jan, Levi and Paul of Pense, Kathy and Ron of Calgary, Lee, Becky and Jager of Pense and special friend Joyce of Pense; as well as other aunts, uncles and cousins. Please join the family on Saturday, April 30, 2005 in the Pense Town Hall at 2:00 p.m. for a Memorial Service to celebrate Grant's life.
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- Lloyd John (November 2, 1929 - November 11, 2010). A Life Well Lived. With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the family of Lloyd John Young announces his passing at the Regina General Hospital on November 11, 2010 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Through our tears we take comfort in knowing our beloved husband, father and granddad is making his final road trip to join God, his Loving Father, in a place where all sales calls end in a closed deal, all days are filled with singing and music, and everyone laughs at his jokes. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents Floyd and Ellen (Nellie) Young; brothers-in-law Edward Luschynski, Rudy Luschynski, and Jack Walters; sisters-in-law Bernice Walters and Lydia Young; infant grandchild Michael Anderson; and son-inlaw Barry Roberts. Lloyd leaves to mourn his one true love, Mildred, who was his partner in life, travel, bridge and faith for 57 blessed years; his five children and 15 grandchildren: Tim and Judy Young of Regina and their children Sean, Christopher and Patrick, Cindy and Kevin Anderson of Regina and their children Jordan, Robert (Brittany) and Jessica, Elaine Roberts of Spy Hill and her children, Adam Young and Laura (Ashley Stradeski), Gail and Terry Dodds of Estevan and their children Megan, Erin and Tara, and Valerie and John McWilliams of Moose Jaw and their children Luke, Maria, Katherine and Peter; brothers Bill (Kathleen) Young, Raymond (Sylvia) Young and Allen (Audrey) Young, all of Lumsden. As well, Lloyd leaves behind one Aunt, Merle Johnston, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, associates, and loyal employees. An accomplished storyteller, a master pancake maker, and a man with a song in his heart, Lloyd was born on the family farm, the second son of Floyd and Nellie (nee Sleightholm). The family moved to the Pense district when Lloyd was 12 and he received his early education at Eastleigh and Forest schools. He attended high school in Lumsden and completed a business course in Regina. Lloyd spent many years in the finance business and during his time as General Manager of Crescent Finance in Regina, he met Mildred Laurence who was the Credit Manager at Peoples Credit Jewelers. Always diligent and committed, Lloyd courted Mildred with an intensity usually reserved for tracing delinquent accounts. They were married on August 15, 1953. Lloyd thought he would always be in the credit business but changes to rules and regulations led him to a new role at Crown Life. However, the credit field still beckoned and in 1957 he went to work for Massey Harris Ferguson. This was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to the field of agriculture. In the early 1960s, Lloyd moved the family to Weyburn and was co-owner of Weyburn Farm Supply, the local Massey Ferguson Dealership. He was an active participant in the community as a member of the Kinsmen Club, an executive for the Weyburn Red Wings, and he joined a barbershop quartet. During this time he also purchased his first five quarters of land in partnership with his brother Bill. The Cottonwood Farm was a very important part of Lloyd's life. 1968 brought a move back to Regina, where Lloyd underwent a fundamental change ... in color of machinery. He moved from Massey Ferguson red to Case orange when he and brother Raymond became the Case dealers for Regina. In 1970, they picked up the McKee franchise for Saskatchewan and Manitoba and gave up the Case Dealership in 1971. The seventies were a busy time for Lloyd as he spent a lot of time traveling on sales calls, expanding the farming operation and purchasing part of a ranch in northern Saskatchewan. In 1980, the business was sold and Lloyd sought other challenges for his many talents. He worked with Canadian Western Agribition, Silopress and the Provincial Department of Agriculture. But the farm equipment business was in his blood and in 1988, Young's Equipment Regina was born. Working with his son Tim was one of the true joys in Lloyd's life and, although the sign said Young's Equipment, it would be a safe bet to say Lloyd thought of it as "Young & Son". From the early days of a one location dealership, through many challenges and trials, including a devastating fire in 2000, Lloyd and Tim worked side by side, together with brother Bill and nephew Ron, to build the business into a what it is today, a full-service Case IH dealership with five locations throughout Saskatchewan and listed by Saskatchewan Business magazine as one of Saskatchewan's top 100 companies. Lloyd continued to work until three weeks before his passing, going to the office most days, except when he and Mildred wintered in Arizona. He was deeply dedicated to the business and was a mentor and sounding board for many employees at Young's. Lloyd loved the outdoors. He spent many happy days at the family cottage on Pasqua Lake, where he loved to putter around and was always available to drive the boat if anyone wanted to go skiing. Lloyd was an avid hunter until his sight deteriorated to the point where he had to give up that cherished pastime. As with most things in his life, he accepted this limitation with dignity and grace. But he continued his many fishing trips and was always able to "catch his limit", or so he said. He was dedicated to his family and was an amazing husband, father and granddad. He will be remembered for his ability to recite poems memorized in grade school, and he was known to break into song at any time. He had a song, poem or saying for every occasion and was never at a loss for words. He loved all kinds of board and card games and enjoyed countless games of Kings in the Corner with all his grandchildren. He was the proverbial tough guy with a heart of gold and, with his cowboy hat perched firmly on his head, he strode through life touching all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. The world has lost one of the good ones and he will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 4720 Castle Road, Regina, SK on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
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