Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Lorne Edward passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, April 18, 2003 at the age of 55 years. Lorne was born in Saskatoon and was raised in Penzance where he was very active in the community and in many sports. Music was a very important part of his life. He worked in the music program of the Long Lake School District and was the first director of the Eastend School Division Band. In February of 1974, Lorne was involved in a car accident that severely impacted his life and the lives of his family. After fighting through the challenges and change, Lorne embraced life in many ways. He and his family became very involved in the Regina Disabled Ski Club, where he went on to win two National Gold Metals. He was an avid waterskier and curler. Lorne never let his disability stand in the way of anything he wanted to accomplish. He was always proud of his success in acquiring gifts in kind for the Penzance Dinner Theatre. After moving to Regina, Lorne pursued his interest in music by spending his evenings dancing. Friends and family would watch in awe as he would dance the night away. He also vacationed in Mexico and Hawaii. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Hugo and Jean. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Michael and Dawn; sister Donna (Al) Black; special aunt Beatrice McBeath; cherished friend Eva Woodley; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to take place at the Penzance Cemetery. The family would like to extend the most sincere thank-you to the nursing staff of the Pasqua Hospital, Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klein and all their supporting staff. Thanks is also extended to the Regina Home Care and Cupar Nursing Home.
- Margaret Jean (nee Doner) 1910 - 2002. It is with great sadness the family announces the death of Margaret Jean Anhorn on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at the age of 92. Jean was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan to Edward and Margaret Doner - the oldest of five children. During her lifetime she lived in Kindersley, Imperial, Penzance and Regina. Her life was dedicated to the world of music. She received her ACTM in pianoforte after many years of taking the train into Regina in the morning and back home that night. While she was playing in an orchestra she met Hugo Anhorn who played saxophone. In 1934 she married Hugo and moved to Penzance. She and Hugo played in the Steen Orchestra for many years and helped people forget the perils of the war years. During her 56 years in Penzance she was organist and pianist for everything that went on for miles around. Jean taught theory and piano to children in Penzance and surrounding areas and her greatest pleasure was her piano recitals for proud parents, families and friends. In 1990 she moved to Palliser Place in Regina. She celebrated her 90th birthday with her family and many friends old and new. She was predeceased by her husband Hugo in 1981, brothers Mac and Jack and sister Irma. Jean is survived by her sister Bea McBeath, Regina, her children: Lorne, Regina, and Donna Black (Al), Calgary; five grandchildren; Rhonda Fulton (Richard), David Black (Lori), Leanne Stoesz (Chris), Michael Anhorn and Dawn Anhorn; three great-grandchildren; Cale and Ethan Black and Spencer Fulton. A Memorial Service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Monday, December 16, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lori Erhardt from Sunset United Church officiating.
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- Margaret Ione (nee Currie) January 20, 1932 - May 28, 1996. Born in Davidson , Sask. Ione was raised in Penzance where she excelled in sports, academics and music. She graduated high school in 1949. before continuing on to the normal school in Saskatoon. Ione married Elmer Baker and gave birth to five children; Bill (Charlotte), Robert (deceased 1957), Wanda Zwaan (Bruce), Glenda (Kelly), Edward (Loreen). Ione renewed her teaching career full-time in 1969, the inaugural year of Coollege Park School. College Park became her working home for the following 21 years where she was part of a close teaching team that were dedicated to their students. Her talents and boundless energy included designing and sewing for the musicals, cooking for the large camps plus all the usual challenges of a division one teacher. She loved doing it all and those years held very special memories for her. She always spoke fondly and with pride about her former students and colleagues. For the last four years of her teaching career, Ione was asked to become part of a teaching staff at the new John G. Egnatoff Elementary School. She rose to this challenge with her usual undaunted determination. Her retirement was spent with her husband, wintering in Palm Springs, where she indulged in her passions of music, dancing, sports and cooking. The cancer that took her life did so only after a long hard fought battle. Survived by her husband and children, Ione is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Jennifer, Billy, Amanda (Bill); Tanya, Jackie, Michael (Wanda); KJ (Glenda); Zak, Ben (Eddie), her only sister Mona Hatton, three brothers; Roy Currie (Kaye), Erle Currie (Shirley), John Currie (Helen). Sisters-in-law: Marg Laverty (Ralph), Leona Cornish (Myron, d.1985) and Violet Jeffreys; brothers-in-law: Lloyd Baker (Helen) and Russell Baker (Evelyn). Ione was predeceased by her parents, William and Mabel Currie, grand-daughter Abbey (Wanda); brothers Don Currie, Glenn Currie and Bruce Currie. Sisters-in-law Frances Delfarie, Dorothy Baker and Clara Frerichs.
- Hannah Amelia (nee Graham) Bell passed away on Monday December 3, 2007 at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Helen Graham; and her husband, Walter Bell. Hannah is survived by her children: Graham (Wendy) Bell, Weyburn, Stewart (Kathe) Bell, Chicago, Il.USA, Rodney (Linda) Bell, Winnipeg, MB, Rhonda Bell, Regina; chosen daughter: Geraldine Bell; seven grandchildren: Charlotte Bell, Selena (Curtis) Tyndall, Stacy Bell, Kendra & Michael Bell, Corbin and Harrison Bell; two great-grandchildren, Nora and Levi Tyndall; one brother: Sam (Marion) Graham, Dartmouth, N.S., chosen sister: Alma Schiller, Weyburn; as well as many nieces and nephews. Hannah Amelia Bell was born on June 3, 1923 to Robert and Helen Graham at Penzance Saskatchewan. After receiving training as a teacher, she taught for a short time and then took a bookkeeping course. On November 7, 1953 she married Walter Bell. After working in Regina as a bookkeeper, she moved to the farm near Shamrock SK with Walter. In 1973 they moved to Weyburn where she worked at Western Christian College and then on to Fred Millekers office until her retirement. Retirement for Hannah was a full-time job, with the many organizations she shared her talents with. Hannah was a member of the Church of Christ as well as the 4H clubs, Soo Line Historical Society, Weyburn Genealogical Society, Weyburn Arts Council, The United Way, Western Christian College-Women's Service Club, S.E.S.A.C.R.S.(South East Saskatchewan Association for Culture, Recreation and Sport) and the Crocus Quilters. Hannah loved quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, crosswords, gardening and was always up for a game of scrabble. A visitation for Hannah will be held on Wednesday evening, December 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from RD Family Funeral Chapel, Weyburn. The Funeral Service for Hannah will be held at the Church of Christ, Weyburn, SK., on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Scott Wade officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.
- Selma Sigrid (nee Eikre), born on the family farm near Penzance, SK on July 16, 2006. Selma passed away peacefully at William Booth Special Care Home, Regina on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at the age of 94 years. Selma is survived by her son, Gerald, of Regina; two granddaughters, Nancy of Medicine Hat, AB and Selinda of London, ON. Selma was predeceased by her parents, Ivar and Margaret Eikre; brother, Rudolph; two sisters, Gudrun and Clara. Selma will be remembered by many for her work years at the Craik Co-op and later with the Sherwood Co-op in Regina. She entered William Booth Special Care Home in November 1996, where she continued to live a full and comfortable life until her death. A very special thank you to the staff at William Booth Home for the years of compassionate and professional care. A quiet family interment service was held at Craik Cemetery on Friday, October 6, 2006. Selma will be remembered by her family as a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
- Robert (Neil) March 13, 1942 - July 20, 2014. It is with sadness we announce the passing of Neil at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. He was predeceased by his parents Perley and Isabel Berg. Neil is survived by his wife Lillian; son Darryl (Jane); daughter Cheryl (Eric) Freel; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great
grandchildren; brother Barry (Carol); brothers-in-law Harvey (Ivy) Shaw
and David (Elsie) Shaw; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
cousins. He was raised on a farm in the Penzance District. Neil was
actively involved in music. He also enjoyed sports, hunting and
photography. A memorial service will be held at Broadway United Church,
105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
with Rev. Jim Balfour officiating.
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- Colin Bruce, 123 Dominion St. Winnipeg, Man. passed away peacefully at his home Friday, June 21, 1985. Bruce Currie beloved husband of Rusty Currie. Bruce was predeceased by his mother and father, brother Don and Grandma Lane. Born on August 8, 1933 in Davidson, Sask. Bruce was educated in Penzance and Regina and moved to Winnipeg after his enlistment with the Royal Canadian Engineers, later working as a salesman for Belvedier cigarettes and automotive firms. For the past three years he was vice-president and co-founder of Rusty's Home and Auto Glass. Besides his wife Rusty, Bruce will be sadly missed by his sons Bart Currie and Robeert Sawtelle, Uncle Roy Lane, brothers Erle, Roy, Glenn, John, his sisters Mona Hatton and Ione Baker. Funeral services were held at Lethdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel with David Bloom officiating and Eulogy given by T. J. Rice. Interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
- Donald Laird Currie passed away Sunday, June 3rd, 1973 at St. Boniface Hospital, aged 51 years, bloved husband of Eleanor Currie of 91 Norham Road, Riverhurst, Man. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 6th in Rivercrest Inited Church, Rev. Lee officiating. Interment in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. Donald Laird Currie was born in Penzance. He served five years with the R.C.A.F. in the Second World War. At the time of his passing he was employed with Simpson-Sears as a service technician. Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn, son William, and three grandchildren in England, son Daniel; daughters Lila, Pat, Carol and Angela of Winnipeg; sisters Mrs. Mona Hatton, Winnipeg, Mrs. Ione Baker, Saskatoon, Sask.; brothers Erle, Penzance, Glenn, Chilliwack, B.C., Roy, Germany, John of Saskatoon and Bruce of St. James, Man.
- Erle Douglas of Moose Jaw, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 1999 at the age of eighty years. Erle was born April 9, 1919 and was the oldest son of William and Mabel Currie. The Currie family resided in the Davidson and Penzance areas. Erle served overseas from 1940 - 1945, the majority of his service spent with the 2nd Heavy Ack Ack 1st Battery. He saw active duty in Great Britain, France, Holland and Germany. Following his discharge he moved back to the Penzance area where he farmed for fourty-five years. Erle was predeceased by his parents, brothers: Laird, Glenn and Bruce; sisters: Ione and Anna Jean. Erle will be sadly missed by his loving wife of fifty years, Shirley (Beaudry); his children: Janet, Douglas (Barbara), Lionel (Mae), Finlay (Leila) and Marjorie; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sister and brothers: Mona of Winnipeg; Roy (Kaye) of Cranbrook, John (Helen) of Saskatoon and numerous other close relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Chapel. Reverend Andrew Song will officiate. Interment will be made at the Penzance Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted at the Chapel by D. M. Smoky Hoover. Visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening 7 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Ian James. Ian was born in Regina on February 17, 1977 and passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2009 with his loving family and close friends at his side. He is survived by his parents Douglas and Barbara; sister Maureen (Corwin); brother Alan (Amanda); nephew Tieran; grandparents George and Doris Hearn and Shirley Currie; and an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Erle Currie. Despite his challenges, Ian touched the lives of all that came in contact with him and he lived the life that he was given to the fullest. His strength, humour and sense of adventure will never be forgotten. Ian made his home at Chip and Dale Housing where he made many close friendships. Along with his family, he will be fondly remembered by the residents and staff of Chip and Dale Housing, Cosmopolitan Learning Centre and his many caregivers. The family would also like to thank Dr. S. Bester for his exceptional medical care of Ian over the years and the Pasqua ICU for their respectful and compassionate care of Ian, his family and friends. A funeral seervice will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK., on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
- Lionel Glenn Currie of B3-Lakeview Trailer Court, Moose Jaw, passed away in Regina Hospital, Monday, August 24, 1987, at the age of 63 years. Born at Mount Forest, Ont. the family moved to Davidson in the fall of 1942. He was educated at Davidson and Penzance. Glennjoined the Canadian Army in 1941 serving in England and north-western Europe in the Second Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He returned to Canada in 1945 residing in Winnipeg. Glenn married Rose Chartrand and they had two daughters. Rose predeceased him in 1963. In 1964 he married Stella Kancer and they had one son, William. Glenn was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a lifetime member of the United Church and the 50+ Club of Penzance. He was a tireless worker for all his organizations. Predeceased by his first wife Rose; son, William; grandson Danny Kancer; sister, Anna Currie; two brothers: Donald and Bruce. He is survived by his wife Stella of Moose Jaw; two daughters; Donna Smith and Diane Kusyk, both of Winnipeg; three sons: Leonard (Lynne) Kancer of Winnipeg, James (Judith) Kancer of Prince George, B.C., Jack (Angie) Kancer of Winnipeg; 10 grandchildren; three brothers: Erle (Shirley) of Moose Jaw, Roy (Kay) of Elko, B.C., John (Helen) of Saskatoon; two sisters: Mona Hatton of Winnipeg, Ione (Elmer) Baker of Saskatoon and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at W.J. Jones and Son Funeral Chapel, Friday, August 28, 1987 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Larry McPhall will officiate and interment will be at the Penzance Community Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites conducted by Mr. Ed Walker. Visitation for family and friends
- Stella Kancer Currie. Our precious Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother Stella Currie passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 1996 at Middlechurch Nursing Home in Winnipeg, Man. Stella was born in Edmonton and spent her childhood near Horod, Man. later moving to Winnipeg, where she met and married Danile Kancer. Mom remarried Lionel Glen Currie in 1964 and together moved to B.C. After several years, they relocated to Saskatchewan where they spent many happy years. Mom had "wandering feet", she needed to know what was at the "end of any road". Many a happy afternoon eas spent exploring the country roads. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who worked out of the home most of her life as a cook or housekeeper. Her sense of humor was uncanny, as well as her strong spirit. Mom was a very active lady, participating in church, U.C.W. Quilting Club, curling and Holdfast and Moose Jaw Legions. The final year of Mom's life was spent at Middlechurch Home. Mother is going to be missed by many people. Predeceased by two husbands, Daniel Kancer (1962), Lionel Glen Currie (1987), son William (Billy) 1982, her parents, brother Russell (Nellie), and grandchildren Donna and Danny. She will be affectionately remembered by her childre: Leonard (Lynn), Jim, Jack (Angie) Kancer, and step-daughters Donna Smith and Diana Kuzyk. She was cherished by her grandchildren: Jacqueline, Colleen, Barbara, Karen, James, Michael, Colleen, April, Kathy, Dawnya, Josh, Darcie, Jason and Kelly; and great grandchildren Tawnya, Sara, Dean, Anthony, Nicholas, and Bradley. She also leaves to grieve, her six brothers: John (Margaret), Edward (Evelyn), Ted (Helen), Chris (Tena), Steve (Margaret), Tony (Shirley); brother-in-law Erle (Shirley) and sister-in-law Mona; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. many thanks to the staff at Pioneer Village, Oxford Place and Middlechurch Homes, who lovingly cared for Mom these last years. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. in the Middlechurch Home in Winnipeg. Funeral services will be held at W.J. Jones and Son Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 7, 1996 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Don Bater will officiate. Interment will follow in the Penzance Cemetery.
- William Murdoch, son of Mr. and Mrs Dugald Currie of Mount Forest, Ontario was born January 31, 1883. He came to Craik in 1909, later moved to the Penzance district and continued his home here with the exception of a few years spent at Davidson. On September 5th, 1917 he was united in marriage to Mabel Rae Lane of Penzance. To this union nine children were born, Erle, Penzance: Donald, Glenn, Bruce, Mrs. C. (Mona) Hatton, all of Winnipeg; John and Mrs. E. (Ione) Baker, both of Saskatoon; Anna Jean, who passed away April 20th, 1936. Mrs. Mabel Currie passed away October 5, 1936. Mr. Currie was predeceased by his parents, five sisters and five brothers. On November 6th, 1958 he married Inger Marie Erlandson and has lived in the Village of Penzance since. Mr. Currie entered the University Hospital in Saskatoon, December 16th, where he passed away December 30, 1962, after a serious operation. Funeral services were held January 2, 1963 from the Penzance United Church, with McKague's Funeral Home in charge. Rev. A. Stanislav, assisted by Rev. R. Yauk, conducted the services, with burial in the Davidson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl McLellan, Harry Wills, Earl Spencer, Roy Willoughby, John Wilson, Henry Measner. Honorary pallbearers: William Poot, Ray Tripps, James Drummond, Al McCord, H. A. Woolsey, Al McLellan. Mr. Currie served in two world wars and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a trustee of the United Church and a past chairman of the Wheat Pool. He was a quiet unassuming man, a kind and loving father and husband and will be greatly missed by his wife, two daughters and six sons, twenty-four granchildren and one sister, Mrs. Peter Keith of Mount Forest, Ontario. The many beautiful floral tributes and in memorium gifts testify to the high esteem in which he was held.
- William Richard. The death of William "Billy" Richard Currie, 17, Holdfast, occurred at Saskatoon City Hospital on August 14, 1982. The funeral service was held from Penzance United Church, with Rev. Mark Waugh officiating. Organist was Jean Anhorn and the choir were in attendance. Ushers were Roy Willoughby and Horace Woolsey. Active casket bearers were Doug Currie, Lionel Currie, Finlay Currie, Eddie Baker, Bill Baker and Bill Johnson. Billy was born December 23, 1964 in Winnipeg, Man. to Glenn and Stella Currie. He was educated at Sunnyvale School, Kelowna, B.C. and John Dolan School, Saskatoon. Billy was very fond of all sports and he had been a member of the United church. He is survived by three brothers, Leonard, Jim and Jack Kancer; two sisters, Donna Smith and Diane Kusyk. Interment was in Penzance Cemetery.
- William Roy. It is with great sorrow that the family of William Roy Currie announces his passing on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, British Columbia at 84 years of age. Roy was born on August 10, 1926 in Davidson, Saskatchewan. He was raised in Penzence, Saskatchewan on the family farm. He joined the army in 1943 and remained in active service for 33 years, serving twice in Germany and eventually retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer.
Roy and his beloved wife Kaye retired to Baynes Lake, British Columbia,
where they enjoyed good friends and great community spirit. Roy and Kaye
were Kootenay Ice season ticket holders and they both "loved their Ice."
Left to mourn Roy's passing are his daughter Sandra Duke (Barry) and family and his son Ron and grandson Christian; step-daughters: Elaine, Madeline and Donna and their families. Roy was predeceased by his 2nd wife of 40 years Kaye earlier this year, and his 1st wife Muriel in 1968. A memorial service for Roy will be held at the McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM. His Interment will take place in Saskatchewan at a later date.
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- Charlotte Elizabeth (nee Rollins). May 28, 1924 -July 3, 2007 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Charlotte. She was predeceased by her parents, Preston and Jane Rollins. She is survived by her husband, Jack; her children, Joanne, Gary and Maureen; five grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Charlotte was born in Penzance, SK, graduated from high school there and went on to Regina College, followed by a business course in Winnipeg. With her best friend, Priscilla Champagne, she moved to Montreal and worked the war years at the CPR Accounting Department, Windsor Station, Montreal, PQ. At war's end, Jack returned after five years overseas and he and Charlotte were married soon after on December 29, 1945 and lived happily together for over 61 years. Charlotte lived her life with a positive attitude, dignity, respect and a unique sense of humour. A special thanks to her nurses, home care workers, Dr. Morris and Dr. Brydon. They, along with her devoted husband and family provided her with comfort and care over the past three years. A private family service, conducted by Pastor Lois Munholland will be held. Friends and acquaintances of Charlotte and her family are invited to honour the life and cherish the memories of Charlotte at The Hotel Saskatchewan, Blue Lounge, 2125 Victoria Avenue, 12:00 noon Thursday, July 5, 2007.
- John "Jack" Burns (December 4, 1921 - October 25, 2013). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jack. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Mary Drummond; brothers, Charles and Robert; sister Margaret; and wife Charlotte. He is survived by his children, Joanne (Al), Gary (Audrey) and Maureen (Misha); five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Jack was born in Craik, SK and grew up in that district and in the community of Penzance, SK. He worked in Penzance until signing up with the Regina Rifles in June 1940 and fought for and defended his country from 1940 -1945. In 1995 he was chosen to represent the Regina Rifles at the 50th anniversary, celebrating the liberation of Holland. At war's end, he returned to Penzance where he married Charlotte Rollins and raised his family and farmed until a move to Regina in 1960. A quest for knowledge, writing (he was very proud of the book he wrote entitled "A Chronicle of War and Life") and a love of music followed Jack throughout his life and brought him a lot of comfort in the last years of his life. He was in the true sense of the words, a Renaissance man. Jack encouraged his children to get educated and to be independent thinkers. He was a man that loved to make things happen. The family gives a special thank you to Jack's physician Dr. Morris and to his personal care giver Wilma Valdez Ahmed, for all the wonderful attention given to their father. A private service, conducted by Pastor Lois Munholland will be held. Friends and acquaintances of Jack and his family are invited to honour the life and cherish the memories of him at The Hotel Saskatchewan, 2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
- Hazen (January 23, 1939 - June 17, 2009). Hazen passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 in Providence Place, Moose Jaw where he has resided for the past two and a half years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Marlene; his sons Gregory and Kevin (Karen); special grandsons Joshua and Colton; special niece Barbara; sisters Brenda Goulden, Fay Roman, Jerene (Jud) Ringer and Roxanne Dow; brother Larry (Brenda) Dow; nieces Tricia (Edgar) and Stacey; nephews Todd (Peggy), Brandon and Steven; sister-in-law Ardelle (George) Kuchinka; brothers-in-law Maynard and Clair (Remy); and sisters-in-law Verna, Dorothy, Noreen and Evelyn. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Vivian Dow; infant brother Wade; father and mother-in-law Hulbert and Barbara Woolsey; brothers-inlaw Hulbert, Horace (Edith) Eldon, Leonard (Alice) Boyd, Donald, Rowland (Collene), Gerald (Myrtle) and Marj. Hazen married Marlene Woolsey in 1963 and managed a service station until they moved to Craik in 1964 where he operated the Shell Bulk Farm Business. In 1965 Hazen moved his young family to the farm house he grew up in. He farmed in the Penzance-Craik district for the next 45 years. The family continues to farm the land he worked so hard for. Hazen belonged to 4-H Beef Clubs as a boy and led a 4-H group. He was a councillor for the R.M. of Sarnia for twenty years. Hazen worked for the Progressive Conservative Party both provincially and federally. He belonged to numerous farm groups and subscribed to all the farm publications. Special thanks to all the staff at Providence Place who cared for him. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Rev Doug Shepherd will officiate and burial of cremains will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Penzance Cemetery, Penzance, Sask.
- Vivian Grace Evelyn (nee Berg) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Mr. Arthur Nelson Dow, passed away on Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 at the age of 86 years. Vivian leaves to cherish her memory six children, Hazen (Marlene) Dow, Brenda Goulden, Fay Roman, Jerene (Jud) Ringer, Larry (Brenda) Dow and Roxanne Dow; seven grandchildren, Gregory Dow, Kevin (Karen) Dow, Todd Goulden (Peggy), Tricia Roman (Edgar), Brandon Ringer, Stacey Dow and Steven Dow; three greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Colton, and Emma; one sister-in-law, Selma Berg; and one nephew, Gerald Berg. Vivian was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Dow; one son, Wade; and one brother, Palmer Berg. Friends are invited to visit at a Memorial Gathering to be held at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, Medicine Hat, on Friday, October 22nd, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in Parkview Funeral Home, Moose Jaw, on Monday, October 25th, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Penzance, Sask.
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- Matilda Theresa passed away peacefully on October 24, 2007. Matilda was born September 3, 1918 in the Penzance-Holdfast district and moved to Regina in 1969. Matilda and her twin, John were the youngest of 13 siblings. Predeceased by her loving husband, Gus and their infant daughter, Ann, as well as her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children: Elaine (Ken) Folk, Trent, Lonnie (Cody) son Aiden; Gerald (Charlotte) Ehman, Chad (Kelly), Dana; Marlene (Ron) Robertson, Devin (Jen), sons-Carsen and Brady, Craig (Deanne) son Cale, Natalie; Valerie (Jerry) Taylor, Joel, Brett, Megan; Loretta (Darrell) Nelson, Melissa son Dreiden, Michael, Aaron; Sandra Propp, Adrea and Jeffrey. Mom's life centered around her family. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom held a special place in her heart for all us as we do for her. We'll miss you, Mom! Service to Celebrate Matilda's Life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Peter's R.C. Church, 100 Argyle Street., with Rev. J.B. Okai, Celebrant. A private family graveside service will follow. Special thanks for all the care and compassion from the staff of the Lutheran Care Home.
- Esther Olivia Hazel Erlandson, formerly of Regina, passed away at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 with her family by her side. Esther was predeceased by her parents Edward and Inga Erlandson. She leaves to cherish her memory her sister Leona (Perry) Thompson of Strasbourg, nieces Ruth (Wes Fineday) Thompson and Leila (Garry) Flavell; great-nieces and great-nephews: Leah, Jesse and Josh Thompson Flavell, Leon and Max Fineday Thompson as well as numerous cousins and friends. Esther was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She remained active in the church her whole life serving in many ways. Esther grew up at the family farm in Penzance. She attended Iduna School at Penzance, SK., Craik High School, Regina Normal School and the University of Saskatchewan. Esther taught school at Iduna, Ryerson, Redvers, Imperial, Qu'Appelle, Winnipeg and Camrose Lutheran College. Esther also worked at the Department of Immigration in Winnipeg and the School Board in Regina. A funeral service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
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- Catherine (nee Cesar). On Thursday, October 21, 2004 Catherine Guillemaud, late of Penzance, SK passed away at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by her infant son Frank Edward, her parents Joseph and Pearl Cesar; brother Joe and sister Jenny; Catherine is survived by her loving husband, Tony; daughters: Donna (Ken), Cathy (Sonny), Cindy (Dave) and Janie (Mark); sons: Tim (Emily), Allen (Holly) and Joel (Kim); stepchildren: Terry (Brad), Ted; and Roxie; 2 brothers; 5 sisters; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. in the Penzance Community Hall, Penzance, SK, with Rev. Gary Keepe officiating. Interment to follow in the Penzance Cemetery, Penzance, SK.
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- Mona Eldora (nee Currie) December 18, 1920 - August 18, 2006. It is with sadness that we announce the death of Mona Hatton after a brief illness at the age of 85 years. Mona was a loving and well loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a long time employee of the Canadian Wheat Board and enjoyed travelling, cards, bingo and knitting for family and friends. Left to mourn Mona's passing are her sons, Terry, Gordon (Glenda), Bruce (Margaret), Greg (Shirley) and daughter Carla; brothers, Sandy (Helen), Roy (Kay); sister-in-law Shirley; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. She was predeceased by brothers Earl, Laird, Glen and Bruce; sisters Ione and Anna Jean as well as grandson Scottie. Mona will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, August 23 at the Parkside Plaza, 1630 Henderson Highway, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Interment will be on Friday, August 25 at the family plot in Penzance, Sk. It was Mona's wish that contibutions be made to the SIDS foundation in memory of her grandson, Scottie.
- H. George Lee Hearn was born in Rosetown, Sask. on February 4, 1919 and passed away in Moose Jaw, Sask. on February 11, 2011 with his loving family at his side. George, beloved husband of Doris for over 67 years, loving father of Barbara Currie (Douglas); grandfather of Alan Currie (Amanda) and Maureen Currie (Corwin Derkatch); and great-grandfather of Tieran and Alexia Currie. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ian Currie, in 2009. Throughout George's life, he worked as a jack of all trades until he settled on becoming a business owner by co-owning Rosetown Prairie Farm Equipment. After his retirement from the business, George moved with Doris to Penzance, Sask. to be closer to their daughter and family. George and Doris finally settled in Moose Jaw in 1982. George made many friends in all of the communities that he lived in because of his participation in many local associations, his willingness to lend a helping hand, play a good game of cards, or be ready to tell a story or a joke. A memorial service for George will be held at Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St. W., Moose Jaw, Sask. on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private interment for family will occur at a later date.
- Mary Helen (nee Petrowski), of Cochrane, AB. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary Helen Heck formerly of Regina, late of Cochrane, AB. on October 8, 2009 at the age of 84. Mary was born in Poland on May 11, 1925 and immigrated to Canada as a young child. She is predeceased by her parents (Stanley and Bernice Petrowski), sister (Jean), her husband (John) and son (RCMP Cpl. Garry Heck). She is survived by her sons Cpl. (Retd) Don Heck (Carol), Ron Heck (Darle) and Cpl. Greg Heck (Donna) and daughters Janet, Judy and Mary Lou Heck, 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mary went to Teachers College in Regina and taught school in Penzance, where she met and married John Heck. They farmed for many years in Holdfast and district and Mary taught Kindergarten in Holdfast for several years before moving to Regina. Mary was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved teaching. At Mary's request there will be no funeral, but rather a private family interment service at Regina Memorial Gardens at a later date.
- Bill passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at the age of 79 years. Bill was predeceased by his wife Dorothy; two daughters: Joyce and Jackie; and four grandsons: Ronnie, twins Dustin and Dallas, and Ryan. Bill is survived by his children: Terry, Donna (Neil) Cromarty and Tracey (Dale Hoyer); eight grandchildren: Tobi, Chantel, Trent, Andrew, Dustin, Tyler, Dallas and Shala; brother Robert (June) and their family; sister-in-law Maryann and her family; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born on January 11, 1923, on a farm outside of Penzance to William Thomas and Pearl Hincks. He grew up there and attended school in Penzance, while helping with the farm work until World War Two broke out. He enlisted in the army at age sixteen and served in Canada, Great Britain and North-West Europe for five years until his discharge on February 1, 1946 in Regina. In the spring of 1946, he returned to Penzance to continue farming with his father. He also began working for the CPR. During this time, Bill met a young girl, Dorothy McNabb of Liberty, SK. Bill and Dorothy were married on November 14, 1950, and started farming on their own for the next six years. They moved to Regina early in 1957, where Bill began working for the City of Regina Light and Power until 1964. He transferred to British Columbia Hydro and lived in the city of Vernon, B.C. in the Okanagan Valley. Bill then returned to Regina and began working for South Construction until his retirement. After retirement, he spent some years as a Commissionaire. Memorial service will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, January 21, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Kitchen officiating.
- Joy (nee Merchant) passed away peacefully on Friday evening September 19, 2014 at Parkside Extendicare, Regina SK, at the age of 88. She was born January 6, 1926 at Penzance, SK, the only child of Frank and May Merchant. Joy was predeceased by her parents, and in 1997 by her loving husband Tony Hrabia. She lived her early years with her parents on the farm near Penzance. After several discouraging farming years with the drought and dust storms of the 1930s, Joy's father Frank had an opportunity to teach school in Alberta. The family lived at Amisk, AB for twelve years, and then returned to the farm near Penzance. Joy first came to Regina in the 1950s, and in the early 1960s began a career with the Saskatchewan government health department which continued to her retirement in 1984. On October 10, 1994 Joy married her long-time friend Anthony "Tony" Hrabia. He passed away March 27, 1997. Joy enjoyed music. She played the piano for church with Regina Fellowship Assembly, and sang with the Regina Ladies Choir for almost 30 years. Joy loved visiting with people, and often met friends for coffee and lunch. She was a kind, gentle, and soft-spoken person, who always showed love and appreciation. Joy brightened people's days with her smile and cheerfulness. This continued with the residents, staff, and visitors at the care home right to her final days. Special thanks goes to Alvera Wolf, who cared for Joy for some time, and also to the staff at Parkside Extendicare for their care and kindness to her over the last two years. Much gratitude is extended to her church family, friends, and relatives who loved, helped, and cared for her. Also thanks to Dr. Mbanza, her family doctor. The Funeral Service will take place at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Penzance Cemetery at Penzance, SK.
- Kenrick Charles. It is with heavy hearts that we inform his many friends and family of the passing of Ken. He was born in Penzance, Saskatchewan on February 6th, 1926 to Charlie and Grace Hubbard and passed away peacefully on October 12th, 2012 at the Royal University Hospital with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Edith; two sons, Brad (Marilyn) of Saskatoon and Greg (Rhonda) of Sherwood Park, Alberta; seven grandsons, Robert, Johnathon, and Nathan (Brad/Marilyn); Scott, Bradan, Adam, and Jordan (Greg/Rhonda); his sister, Pat Lazaruk of Calgary; brother-in-law, Lloyd Campbell as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his sister Wilma Campbell and brother-in-law, Nick Lazaruk. Ken's first love was his beloved family and his second love was his 40 year old business, Saskatoon Radiator Sales and Service, and all the relationships. He and Edie enjoyed the many winter stays in Mesa, Arizona. He was a member of the Saskatoon Optimist Club. The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th at Windsor Chapel (8th Avenue North and Windsor Street).
- George Hungle 1921 - 2009. It is with fond memories & deep sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father & grandfather. George passed away August 23, 2009, at the age of 87 years with his family by his side. He is predeceased by his parents Mike & Bertha; his two brothers Lorance and Christian; and his son-in-law Kevin Scoville. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of 53 years; his son Ken (Christine), their children Jason (Sherry), Adam (Kristy), and Amanda; daughter Marilyn Scoville and her children Ryan and Jacquelynn (Dean); his sister Geneva; brother Mike, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. George was born and raised in the farming community of Holdfast-Penzance, SK area where later he and Doris lived, farmed, and raised their family until they moved to Regina after he retired. We extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Palliative Home Care, the Palliative Ward at the Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK, S4T 1A5, and the Grace Hospice for the excellent care and support given to George and his family. We would also like to thank all the family and friends for their prayers, support, and help over the past few years. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:00 am at Resurrection R.C. Church, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina, SK, with Rev. Stephen Bill, officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Lunch to follow interment at Resurrection Parish Hall.
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- Frances Emily (nee Woolsey). On Sunday, October 5th, 2003 Frances Emily, born in Penzance, SK on May 20, 1917, passed away at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her parents William and Annie Woolsey; husband Albert Janke; brothers Ernie and Ken; sisters Mary Drever and Anne Hay; brothers-inlaw Bud Hay, Raymond Hay and Walter Drever; sister-in-law Hilda Woolsey and long time companion Adam Frass. She is survived by her sisters Mabel Woolsey and Opal Hay; sister-in-law Jen Woolsey as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Frances grew up in Regina and worked for 38 years for Simpson Sears. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and belonged to the Albert-Scott Community Association. She enjoyed curling, Roughrider games and traveling. She especially enjoyed trips taken with her sister Opal, her most memorable holiday to Great Britain. Frances will be remembered for her kind and generous nature and her deep caring for each and every one of us. The family would like to thank the staff at William Booth Palliative Care Unit. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. David Eskdale, officiating, with interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
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- Angus (May 3, 1927 - April 16, 2010). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angus Kennedy at the age of 82 years. Angus is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Doreen; children, Bob (Linda Ehman), Audrey (Art) Andersen, Carol (Don) Olney and Melvin; grandchildren, Carla (Darren), Tanya (Chris), Ryan, Aaron, Kevin, Amber, Teri-Lin (Scott), Tracey (Glenn) and Tricia; numerous great grandchildren; sisters, Beth Twamley and Mary Eva; brother, Sandy (Veronica); sister in law, Linda (Richard) Zurowski. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Jean; brother, Don; sister in law, Evelyn; brothers in law, Wilbert Eva and Glen Twamley; father and mother in law, Roy and Barbara Larson. Angus spent most of his life farming in the Penzance District. They then moved to Holdfast where Angus worked for Crop Insurance. Angus was the Reeve of the RM of Sarnia 221 for 30 years. Angus' favorite pastimes were fishing, gardening and coffee with his buddies. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 at Craik United Church, Craik, SK.
Mary Eve (nee Schroeder), passed away on November 23, 2006, at the age of 92 years, exactly 18 years after her husband's death. Mary was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Schroeder, her husband Jack on November 23, 1988, a brother Aloysius Schroeder in 1986, a sister Daisy Massine in 2005, and a brother-in-law Michael Massine in 1999. Mary is survived by two daughters: Joyce (Leonard) Schuett of Regina and Carol (Don) Horsman of Fort Qu'Appelle; eight grandchildren: Michael (Camilla) Schuett of California, Joan (Dean) Barton of Regina, Joe (Jennifer) Schuett of Ottawa, Sandra (David) Briltz of Regina, Laura (Derek) Jorgenson of Saskatoon, David (Allanna) Horsman of Yorkton, Geoffrey (Becky) Horsman of Vancouver, and Jonathan Horsman (Christine Stewart) of Medicine Hat; twelve great grandchildren: Joshua Schuett of California, Jimmy and Emily Barton of Regina, Mark, Peter and Krista Schuett of Ottawa, Rhett and Mitch Briltz of Regina, Benjamin and Will Jorgenson of Saskatoon, Jesse and Kylee Horsman of Yorkton; and two step great grandchildren: Sarah Koo of Toronto and Michael Rogers of Regina. Also surviving Mary are four brothers: Joseph (Ruth) Schroeder of Regina, Daniel (Elizabeth) Schroeder, John (Shirley) Schroeder and Fred (Beulah) Schroeder all of Chamberlain; a sister-in-law Cecilia Schroeder of Craik and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary was born April 21, 1914 in Chamberlain where she grew up. She married Jack Klein in 1933 and they moved to Penzance. In 1942, they moved to Craik where they farmed and retired. Mary lived in Craik until 2003 when she moved to Extendicare in Moose Jaw. Special thanks to all those who cared for Mary during her stay in Extendicare. Also, special thanks to Elaine Spencer and Maureen Nielson who spent much time with Mary while she resided in the Manor in Craik. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Craik with Father Neil Osiowy as Presiding Celebrant. Burial will follow the Mass in Craik Cemetery.
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- Gordon Richard. Friday, September 22, 2000, Gordon Richard Lane, age 98 years. Predeceased by his parents Philip and Mary Lane; two brothers Ernest and Russel, three sisters Lena, Gwen, Orlo. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Olive, one daughter Shirley, son Bryce (Marilyn) all of Regina; grandchildren: Cindy (Casey) Williams and their family Shane, Riley, and Jesslyn; Barry (Jocelyn) and their family Deven and Brody; Sherry (Scott) Koza and their family Nicole and Joshua; Rhonda (Scott) MacRae and their son Cory; Michelle, numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. At the request of Gordon, cremation will take place. Interment of ashes will be held in Penzance Cemetery at a later date.
- Grove Alvin, 71. Peacefully after a year-long bout with liver cancer, Grove passed away January 7, 2003 at the Kemptville Hospital in Ontario. Grove moved to his acreage in Mountain, Ontario in 1987 after his retirement. He enjoyed his rural setting and appreciated the space he had to indulge his hobby of collecting. Old cars, tools, furniture - he just could not resist a "deal". Grove always had great repair, restoration or resale plans for his acquisitions. Grove greatly enjoyed his neighbours: lending a helping hand or being asked over for a meal was the substance of his recent years. It was one of the best accolades at the memorial gathering when people said of Grove: "He was a good neighbour". Grove was also somewhat infamous for his barn cats, taking in whatever strays or drop-offs that found him. When he called "kitty, kitty", all shapes and colours of cats would come pouring out of every building to see what he was up to. Grove was born March 26, 1931 in Penzance, Saskatchewan, second son to Hal and Naida (McLellan) Lane. His early school years were in Penzance, followed by high-school at Luther College in Regina and a Bachelor degree in Agriculture at U. of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1954. Grove married fellow "Aggie" Christine Clark in 1953 and they moved to the U.S. to pursue graduate work. Grove achieved a Masters In Agricultural Economics from U. of Nebraska in 1958 and further pursued a Ph. D. from U. of Minnesota but never completed his doctoral thesis. While in the States their first child Margaret was born. Shortly after returning to Canada, Carol was born in Ottawa while Grove was working for the federal Department of Agriculture. When Carol was 6 months old the family moved to Regina with all their belongings in an old 3 ton truck which required care and repairs all across Canada! Also living in Regina at the time was Grove's younger brother Ross, with his family and their parents Hal and Naida. The family often got together for picnics and other gatherings including extended Lane and McLellan family get-togethers at Long Lake, Sask. Grove worked for the Sask. Dept. of Agriculture for 2 years. In 1964, the family moved back to Ottawa where Grove worked for the then Dominion Bureau of Statistics as Agricultural Economist. The family was completed when son Alexander was born shortly after their return to Ottawa. Grove enjoyed curling and many social gatherings of the "Saskatchewan Mafia". Another move in 1969 took the family to Winnipeg where Grove became Regional Economist with the federal Department of Manpower and Immigration. Difficult times were to follow for Grove. He and Chris separated in 1974 and he struggled with issues at work. Alcohol became a problem for him at this time. Grove returned to Ottawa in the late 1970's as Senior Economist with Employment and Immigration. He enjoyed several secondments to non profit agencies including Native Council of Canada and Canadian Foundation for Refugees. Grove often become passionately committed to his projects during his assignments. Unfortunately, substance abuse dogged him through these years and he eventually took early retirement. After a couple of driving infractions and with the support of family and friends, Grove did give up drinking. He was rightly proud of his almost 15 years of sobriety. Grove was predeceased by his father Hal in 1973. He is survived by his mother, Naida of Regina, brothers Jack of Arizona and Ross (Stella) of Prince Albert, daughters Margaret (Jim Hargreaves) of Dawson Creek, Carol (John Westhaver) of Ottawa and son Alex (Catherine) of Musquodoboit Harbour, and 3 grandchildren: Simone Clark of Edmonton, Ben and Tom Hargreaves of Dawson Creek.
- Ida Emeline. Funeral service for Ida Emeline Lane, 96 of 1909 Dufferin Rd., was held recently at Knox-Metropolitan United Church with Rev. C.L. Barbour officiating. Burial was at Penzance. Born in 1877 in Prince Edward Island. Mrs. Lane settled in the Penzance district in 1916, where she and her husband, William, farmed until his death in 1935. In 1944, Mrs. Lane moved to Regina but continued farming land in the Rowatt district. Mrs. Lane is survived by two sons, Roy of 2125 MacPerson Ave, and Lloyd of 1909 Dufferin Road and eight grandchildren.
- Naida (nee McLellan) November 23, 1907 - November 4, 2010. Naida passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 19 days shy of her 103 birthday. She was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Gertrude McLellan, husband Harold; son Grove; sisters Peggy, Evelyn, Olive, Gertrude, Bernice and brothers Earl and Bob. Naida is survived by her two sons, Jack and Ross (Stella). She had 15 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgranddaughter. Naida is also survived by her sister Jean Friese and sisters-in-law Janet McLellan and Dorothy Lane. She will be fondly remembered by all her nieces and nephews and many good friends. The family wants to give thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital. At Naida's request, there will be no funeral service. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
- Olive Patricia (nee McLellan). On Wednesday, September 1, 2004, Olive Patricia Lane, late of Qu'Appelle House, passed away at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Richard; her parents Alvin and Gertrude McLellan; one brother Earl; three sisters: Evelyn, Peggy and Gertrude. Olive is survived by daughter Shirley 'Trudy'; son Bryce (Marilyn); grandchildren: Cindy (Casey), Shane, Riley and Jesslyn, Barry (Jocelyn), Deven and Brody, Sherry (Scott), Nicole and Joshua, Rhonda (Scott), Cory, Michelle (Barry); three sisters Naida, Jean, Bernice; and one brother Bob. At the request of Olive, cremation will take place.
- Philip Noel. The family of Philip Noel Lane sadly announce his passing on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, SK. He was 66 years of age. Phil was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Rosa Lane. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife and best friend, Sharon; his two daughters, Lisa Friesen and Pamela (Mike) Naylor; his son, Jason (Jen) Lane; his grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, Kaitlin, Olivia and Lane. Phil is also survived by his brothers, Jeff (Bernie), Steve (Linda) and Darren; his sisters, Yvonne (John) and Eleanor (Daniel) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and many good friends. A Service to Celebrate Phil's life will be held from Westview United Church in Yorkton, SK on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.
- Sharon Eunice (nee Spencer). The family of Sharon Eunice Lane sadly announce her passing on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, SK. She was 65 years of age. Sharon was predeceased by her loving husband, Phil Lane, and her parents Theodore and Eunice Spencer. Sharon leaves to mourn her passing her two daughters; Lisa Friesen (Corey) and Pamela (Mike) Naylor; her son Jason (Jen) Lane; her grandchildren, Michael, Jayden, Kaitlin, Olivia and Lane. Sharon is also survived by her brother Garry (Ruth) Spencer and her two sisters Elaine (Hugh) Huber and Lorna Spencer as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews, other relatives and many good friends. A Service to Celebrate Sharon's life will be held from Westview United Church in Yorkton, SK on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. A private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.
- Wayne Robert (1946 – 2015) late of Torquay, SK passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Estevan, SK. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Wayne is survived by his best friend and companion, Sharon Harris of Torquay, SK.; sons, Dwayne Larson (April Carriere) of Winnipeg, MB. and Devin (Kristen) Larson of Ottawa, ON. and sister Ileen (George) Shain of Carnduff, SK. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Carmella Mack officiating. Interment will take place at the Penzance Cemetery, Penzance District, SK.
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- Ted. On Thursday, October 23, 2008, Ted Mann of Penzance, SK passed away with his family by his side at the age of 76 years. Ted will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Welda; children, Evelyn (Shanon) McRae and Rodney (Michelle); grandsons, Tyler, Christopher and Colton; brother, Horace (Sue); sisters, Violet (Ragnar) Aarrstad, Daisy Jones, June (Ken) Sinkeiwicz and Rose Murffit, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Lillian Mann, infant brother, Wesley and sister, Doreen McIntosh. Ted was born and raised in the Penzance area. Ted and Welda were married on May 16, 1953. Together, they enjoyed farming in the Penzance area for over 55 years where they raised their family. Ted's love for family, friends and the farm were most important to him. Special thanks to our friends and family that have travelled down this bumpy road with us. A heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of both Grace Hospice and Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care. Everyone is welcome to attend a Graveside Service at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Penzance Cemetery. Luncheon will follow the graveside at Penzance Community Hall.
- Flossie Mae "Flo" (nee Grant) passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009. Flo was born in Penzance, SK in 1909. She married George Marshall in 1934 in Regina. Together they lived a wonderful Christian life. She was predeceased by George in 1988. Flo is survived by their four children, Joyce, Ronda, Grant and Bill; twelve grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Flo lived by the Bible and looked forward to her new life with her Lord in Heaven. We are so grateful to Dr. Bester and also the staff of 2.5 at the Wascana Rehabilitation centre for the loving care shown to Flo and all of our family. A family service will be held at a later date.
- Betty Miriam (nee McNabb) of Moose Jaw, passed away on Saturday August 20, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Betty was born on July 8, 1927 in Davidson, SK. She is predeceased by her first husband David Ross Spencer, her brothers and sisters: Colin McNabb, Kay Johnston and Jean Jordan. She is survived by her second husband, Howard Marzolf Providence Place, Moose Jaw; sister, Doris (Dan) Sullivan Bethune, SK; sister-in-law, Doreen Spencer Craik, SK; sons: David (Connie) Spencer Oxbow, SK, Greg (Johanne) Spencer Moose Jaw; Colin (Judy) Spencer Campbell River, BC, Les (Dianne) Spencer Kelowna, BC, Scott (Bonnie) Spencer Saskatoon, SK; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as Howard's family: Sadie (George) Wilson Victoria, BC, Orlee (Herman) Grosfield Brooks, AB, Ed (Dorothy) Marzolf Central Butte, Archie (Evelyn) Marzolf Edmonton, AB, Gorda (Dick) Seymour Calgary, AB, and Gordon (Irene) Marzolf Moose Jaw; and (Alvera deceased) Orval Wolacott Toronto, ON. Betty attended Teacher's College in Moose Jaw. After teaching school in the Sarnia district, she married David Ross Spencer of Holdfast, SK. They farmed in the Holdfast district where they raised their five sons. Ross and Betty especially enjoyed watching their sons involvement in sports at the local level. After retiring to Moose Jaw, Betty was widowed. She met and later married Howard Marzolf of the Central Butte district in December 1990. For 15 years they were socialites in the Moose Jaw community. They were die-hard Blue Jay fans who celebrated two pennants and like Maple Leaf fans, followed them through their difficult seasons. Betty was a dedicated member of the Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble, bowling, golfing, and special moments with her families. One of Betty's greatest joys was the time she spent following the education and accomplishments of her fourteen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After a courageous fight with vascilitis in the Regina General Hospital, Betty passed away. The Funeral Service will be held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel on Wednesday August 24, 2005 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening 7 9 pm.
- Daniel Dale passed away August ,11 2012, at the age of 69, following a struggle with cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Sharon, daughters; Dawn (Trevor) McAllister and Sandra (Lawrence Homeniuk), sisters; Winnie Measner, Maxine Kessler, Dorothy Adams (Gordon Smythe), Audrey, brothers; Bill (Janice), Terry (Karen), Ron (Linda), brother-in-law Clinton (Carol) Woolsey, sister-in-law Linda Clark, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Della, sister Marjorie, brothers Keith and Bob. Dan was born December 11, 1942 at Holdfast, Saskatchewan. His family moved to Ukraina, Manitoba in 1948. He returned in 1959 to complete his high school in Penzance. He worked for the S.G.I.D for several years before moving to British Columbia and later Alberta. The family lived in Fort McMurray for a number of years before retiring to Spruce Grove and then Edmonton. Dan was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed time with family and friends. A service will be held Monday August 20, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB.
- Robert Cecil was born Dec. 5, 1921 at Penzance, SK and passed away June 25, 2008 at Veteran's Wing, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina, SK. He was the son of Alvin A. McLellan and Gertrude I. (Foote) McLellan, and the youngest of nine children. He attended Edenholme and Penzance Schools. He joined the Armed Forces (Calgary Tank Regiment) in 1942. He was overseas for three years where he was wounded in action. When he returned to Saskatchewan he farmed east of Penzance and also the Foote land, which had belonged to his maternal grandparents. He was an excellent carpenter and built two houses in Penzance. He retired to Regina in 1972. He became a director of Currie Rose and Shane Resources. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Peggy Roe, Evelyn Downes, Olive Lane, Gertrude Hong, Bernice Gebhard and brother Earl. He is survived by two sisters Naida Lane and Jean Friese; a sister-in-law Janet McLellan and many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will take place at a later date.
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- Dorothy Louise (nee Rayner) passed away November 28, 2009 at her home in Stensrud Lodge shortly after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends. She was born November 11, 1909 to Percy and Ethel Rayner at Foote, SK. later to be named Penzance. She grew up on the farm with six brothers and sisters and had many fond memories of those years. In 1932 she received her RN from the Regina General Hospital. It was an accomplishment that gave her a great deal of satisfaction. The communities where she lived were often recipients of her expertise. In 1935 she married Ross Palmer. They had two children, Betty Anne and Charles Edward born when Ross was teaching at Butterton School, a country school north of Earl Grey, SK. Over the years they also lived at Penzance, Regina and Moose Jaw as well as spending winters in Arizona after Ross's retirement. In 1999 Dorothy moved to Saskatoon to be close to her daughter. During her life she was always active in her church and community. She and Ross provided a secure and happy home for their family, always welcomed family and friends into their home, took part in many activities and developed their own interests. Their grandchildren were very special people to them. They were always interested in and stayed involved with each grandchild. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Betty Reynolds; grandsons, Kevin Reynolds (Kelly Glynn), Byron Reynolds(Patti Erikson Reynolds), Aaron Reynolds (Twyla); daughter-in-law, Colleen Palmer and granddaughter Cathy Theisen (Eric); grandson, Craig Palmer (Shauna); great grandchildren Matthew and Mitchell Theisen, Lauren and Justin Reynolds, Eden and Jake Palmer, Kaelan and Tatjana Reynolds; sister, Doris Tripps; sisters-in-law Helen Rayner, Isobel Palmer; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Ross Palmer; son, Charles Palmer; son-in-law, Barrie Reynolds; granddaughterin-law, Amber Craven; infant grandson, Sheldon; sisters, Daisy Rowe (Maurice Woeppel, Floyd Rowe), Marian Stratton (Wint); brothers, Charles Rayner (Ulga), Robert Rayner (Margaret, Marguerite), John Rayner; brother-in-law, Victor Tripps; sisters-in-law, Fern Palmer, Ivy Palmer,Daisy Inglis (Scotty), Olive Elviss (Tom); brothers-in-law, Marshall Palmer (Eva, Ida) and Milton Palmer. Thank you to the Stensrud staff for the kind and considerate care given to my Mother over the last three and a half years. A Memorial Service will take place during the Christmas Holidays.
- Rosemond Leona (nee Berglund). "Lee" was born on October 23, 1926 in Penzance, SK to Ingwald and Mary Berglund, and passed away peacefully on November 2, 2011 in Calgary. Lee is lovingly remembered by her son Rick, daughters Gail (Bob), Mary-Joan (Neil), grandsons Chris, Andrew, Nick and Kurt as well numerous special nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her sister and very best friend, Iola Thomas of Regina. Lee was predeceased by husband Bill, son Lanny and grandson Steven, as well as her brothers Laverne and Edmund Berglund. A family service was held in Calgary on November 5, 2011
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- Helen Isabel passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in the Regina General Hospital at the age of 91 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband John and sister Joyce; Helen is survived by her brothers, Stewart (Ruth) and Lorne (Myrtle) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Penzance Cemetery.
- Donald Andrew of Liberty, SK passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility of Imperial, SK at the age of 81. Donald was born at Penzance, SK on September 26, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Margaret Ruether and a sister in law Vera Ruether. He is survived by his loving wife Eileen, sons: Doug (Barb), Dwight and Drew (Judy); grandchildren: Shane, Tim, Bryan, Jaylin and Justine; brothers: Harvey and Gordon (Bev), and brothers in law: Vernon (Bernice) and Brian (Twyla). Donald completed his grade 12 in Penzance. In 1951 he moved to Liberty where Don run the Liberty Service Garage for 34 years. He also began farming in 1960 until retirement at age 65. Don and Eileen spent 21 winters in Arizona and travelled extensively. At Don's request no funeral will be held. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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- Doris (nee Nancekievill) 1927 - 2014. It is with sadness that the family of Doris announces her passing on Thursday, March, 20th, 2014 at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, SK. at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her husband Murray, daughter, Ruth (Marcel) Gosselin, her daughter Lorna (Jake) Hoyles, her son, Ron (Darcy) Schollar, daughter Karen (Greg Lopaschuk), Left to cherish are her grandchildren, Jasmine, Aaron, Jesse and Tabitha. Also her brother, Harold (Eva) Nancekievill, brother, Gordon Nancekievill, as well as her sister, Eileen (Norman) Aarrestad and a large circle of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Doris was born and raised at Penzance, SK. She married Murray Schollar in 1958. Together they raised four children and farmed in Craik, Penzance and Hanley. Later, they retired to Saskatoon in 1981. She had a strong faith and was an active member of her church. Doris' enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, sewing and geneology. A Celebration of Doris'Life will be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home Chapel (338 - 4th Ave. N., Saskatoon, SK.) on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Craik, SK Cemetery on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 pm
- Eliza Helen Beverly (nee Caldwell) passed away on April 7 at her residence in the Lutheran Sunset Home. She was born at Holdfast, SK in 1905 to pioneer parents, Thomas Francis Caldwell and Harriet Ann Allen. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Paul Searcy in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Finch (Jessie) of Los Angeles, CA; a son, Gene (Linda) of Wakaw, SK; grandchildren, Alison Ciupa (Chet) of Calgary, AB, Karen Searcy (Michael Mercier) of Saskatoon, SK, Kevin Searcy (Dianne) of St. Albert, AB; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a niece, Mrs. Elaine Myrah of Regina, SK; and a nephew, Vernon Caldwell of Moose Jaw, SK. Beverly was educated at Kindred School, Regina College and Regina Normal School. She taught in one room country schools in the Holdfast, Penzance and Craik districts. In the 1920s and 1930s these schools were usually filled to capacity with students in grades one through nine. In 1936 she married Hugh Paul Searcy of Craik and they commenced farming at Strasbourg, SK. In 1942 they moved to the Caldwell homestead farm at Holdfast, operating that farm until retiring in 1967. In 1977 they moved to Saskatoon. Beverly was an active member of the United Church in Holdfast where she was the pianist and St. Paul's United Church in Saskatoon. The funeral will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 (courtesy parking south of the chapel on 4th Ave. N., please use the 25th St. entrance). Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the staff of the Lutheran Sunset Home.
- John. It is with sadness and much relief that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Friday September 1, 2006 at the age of 84. John was born in Penzance, SK on November 26, 1921. He was the eldest of 12 children. He was predeceased by his father, Jacob (1988), his mother, Amelia (1991) and one brother, Frank (2005). He is survived by his children, Janice (Jim) Leibel, Norman (Darcy) Selinger, Darrel (Shelly) Selinger and Tammy (Frank) Bevan, 8 grandchildren Trina (Brad) Millard, Jamie (Jayne) Leibel, Jonathan (Allison) Selinger, Chrissy Selinger, Jess-Ann Selinger, Brett Selinger, Cori Selinger, and Madison Bevan and 2 great-grandchildren, Austin and Walker Millard. He is also survived by his 4 brothers, Hank, Ed, Jack and Richard as well as his 6 sisters, Freida Krumholtz, Lavina Venne, Irene McCormick, Evelyn White, Rose Lewis and Marge MacKay. At this time the family would like to thank one very special person. If anyone ever had a guardian angel on earth, our father did in his cousin, Frank Maier. We will forever be grateful to him for always being there for our Dad. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Peter's R.C. Church, 100 Argyle St., Regina, SK with Rev. John-Baptist Okai, celebrant.
- Ada Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Porter) of Penzance, Sk. passed away peacefully at the Craik Health Centre on Sunday morning April 14, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Spencer. She is survived by her daughter Mary Courtice (Doug) Vancouver, Sons: Malcolm, Toronto, Ont., Roger, Penzance, and Jim, Penzance. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tara (Keith) Forfar and Kent (Erin) Courtice and great grandchildren Emily and Keely Courtice as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Betty Porter was born in London England on the 29th of June, 1916 and came to Canada as a War Bride in 1944. She was active in the community of Penzance in the Ladies Auxiliary and also served as the Post Mistress for many years. Her energy may have flagged but her good humour and interest in life continued until her passing. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will be held in the Penzance Hall, Penzance, SK. on Friday, April 19th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m., with interment in the Penzance Cemetery.
- M. Doreen Spencer of Craik, Sask., age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at the Craik & District Health Care Center, Craik, Sask. Doreen is survived by her loving family: brother-in-law, Alan Jeffrey, twenty nieces and nephews, also numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Doreen was predeceased by her parents: Garnet Earl DVM and Effie Jane Spencer; Sisters: Beatrice Estabrooks, Marjorie Jeffrey, Vera Spencer and Winnifred Hodge; Brothers: Garnet James Jim Spencer, Theadore Ted Spencer, John Spencer, Earl Spencer, David Ross Spencer and Norman Grey Spencer; Also sisters and brothers-in-law, one niece and one nephew. The celebration of M. Doreen's Life Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. from The Craik United Church, Craik, Sask., with presider Gary Keefe officiating. Interment will follow Saturday, April 8th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the family plot, Penzance Cemetery, Penzance, Sask.
- Clara Alberta (nee Snowdon) passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years. She was born in Quill Lake where she lived until she attended Teacher's College in Saskatoon. While teaching in Imperial, SK she met George Strachan. They were married in 1950, farmed and lived in Penzance district until retiring to Regina in 1993. Clara ran the village Post Office until it closed in 1993. She also served as the village secretary for many years; she was active in the Ladies' Auxiliary and curling. She was an avid sports fan. Clara loved to garden and to play cards; there was usually a card game going on at the kitchen table, and the coffee pot was always on. Clara was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, George in 1998; parents William and Millicent Snowdon; one sister, Winnie Robertson and great grandson Kaden Sharpe. She will be missed by her children: Karen (Terry) McKerlie, Jeanine, Allan (Dianne), Kathy (Les Taylor), Margo (Max) Little. Grandchildren: Tracy (Mike) Sharpe, Connie (Dean) Lang, Andrea (Chad) Carlson, Derek Folk, Jolene Folk, Michael, Melissa (Chris) Terrett, Marc, Dale Thurmeier (Karla McEwen), Leah (Brent) Miller, Adam Little, Rena Little (Dean Moser); great grandchildren: Kellie, Jessika, Kolten, Mason, Nicholas, Hannah and Hayden, sister Phyllis Jennett and sistersinlaw Mabel and Myrtle. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Regina Funeral Home Hwy # 1 East Regina, SK with lunch to follow the internment at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- Kenneth Earl of Craik Sask., passed away May 12th, 2001 at the Craik & District Health Care Center after a long illness patiently borne, at the age of 82 years. Ken leaves to mourn his loving wife, Dorothy of almost 58 years, three children & their families: he was a devoted husband to Dorothy and a devoted father and grandfather to his children & grandchildren: daughter: Patricia (Ed) Luther: sons: Clifford (Carol) & Wayne (Denise), seven grandchildren, Cheryl, Ed (Amy), Brett, Andrew, Kirk (Adrienne), Mark & Kent: four great-grandchildren, Jason, Nick, Sarah & Justin. Sisters: Marjorie Patton of Moose Jaw: Dorothy Loverock of Regina & Jean Strange of Moose Jaw. Sisters & Brothers-in-law in England Lily Treweek, Frank & Vina Treweek & David & Cindy Treweek. Also numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Predeceased by his parents Ed & Ann Styles, two brothers in infancy, sister Evelyn and two brothers, Bill & Gordon, three sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law. Ken was born on April 9th, 1919 on the farm near Penzance, SK. He grew up in the area attending Sarnia, Rose Hill & Iduna schools. He enlisted in the army in 1941, serving with the 1st Canadian L. of C. Signals, R.C.C.S. in England, France, Belgium & Holland. He returned to Canada and was discharged in 1945. On June 20, 1943 he married his wife, Dorothy Treweek of Colchester, Essex, formerly of London, England. Following his return from overseas and the arrival of his family from Englund, they took up farming in the Holmsdale district, west of Craik, SK. Ken semi-retired in 1976 and moved into Craik. In 1990 Ken retired, and spent his time with family; fishing, golfing & gardening. The celebration of Ken's life service will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Craik United Church, Craik, SK, with Rev. Louise Robson officiating. Interment, family plot Craik Cemetery, Craik, SK.
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- Leona Pernella Ruth (nee Erlandson) passed away at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit on July 23, 2009 surrounded by her family. Leona was predeceased by her husband Perry, parents Edward and Inga Erlandson, sister Esther Erlandson, as well as by Perry's parents, siblings and in-laws who were so important in her life. She will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her daughters Ruth Thompson (Wes) and Leila Thompson Flavell (Garry), grandchildren Leah Flavell (Ryan Kosh), Jesse Lee (Chris) Boehm, Josh (Sarah) Flavell, Leon Thompson, Max Thompson and great-granddaughter Reese Kosh, sisters-in-law Mildred Nordal, Mabel Harvey, and Helen Thompson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, the USA, and Norway. Leona was born August 26, 1921 at Penzance, SK. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She received her education at Iduna and Craik Schools, Luther College, and Balfour Tech. She worked at BA Oil and for the federal government in Regina and Winnipeg before marrying her beloved Perry on October 27, 1951 and moving to the farm at Bulyea. Even after retiring from office work to get married she always enjoyed doing books for the farm. To the delight of her family she gardened (as a duty) and made everything from scratch -whether it was food (from butter to grandma buns to rhubarb juice to pie to traditional Norwegian dishes) or knitted sweaters, mittens and blankets, or scrapbooks for the grandchildren. Perry and Leona farmed together for 45 years. They retired to Strasbourg in 1996, but continued spending summers at the farm for several years. Leona was a faithful member of Norrona Lutheran Church and was involved in the life of the congregation in many ways, including teaching Sunday school, participating in ELCW, providing secretarial support to ministers, and serving on church council as treasurer for 24 years. She loved receiving letters and corresponded faithfully with many friends and relatives all over the world. She was a walking birthday and anniversary book who never forgot people on their special days. She loved visiting with her friends and her family her children and grandchildren above all and always had her visitors sign her guestbook. She kept track of the family history and enjoyed sharing it, along with stories from her childhood and early adulthood. She loved to travel almost anywhere, but her three trips to Norway were the highlight. Her spoon collection and meticulously maintained photo albums chronicled her travels. Leona was an interesting and interested person who will always be remembered with joy and gratitude for her caring, generosity, and faith. Memorial service to be held at Norrona Lutheran Church, Bulyea district, on July 29th at 2pm with lunch to follow at Bulyea Hall.
- Edison Brian born at Penzance, Sask. on January 6, 1919; died at Regina on September 22, 2012. Predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Lillian Victoria (Swedberg) Thorseth, in 1997. He is survived by his five children: Claire, Sandra, Stanley, Liv and Douglas; three siblings: Norma, Cyril and Gladys; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. At the request of the deceased, a private family interment service has taken place.
- Richard "Dick " Thorson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 49 years. He is survived by his children Kristal, Vanessa, Michael and special friend Penny all of Saskatoon, brothers and sisters Jim (Kelly) Thorson, John (Jackie) Thorson, Tom (Terry Russell) Thorson all of Penzance, SK, Laurie (Bill) Sproule of Watson, SK, Mary (David Ross) Thorson of Verwood, SK, Peter (Cheryl) Thorson of Qu'Appelle, SK several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and his step father Don Robinson of Liberty, SK. He was predeceased by his parents John "Jack " Thorson and Juliette Robertson. A Memorial Service for Dick will take place on Saturday, August 13th, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. from Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment to follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
- Doris Mary (nee Rayner) Tripps of Imperial SK. (formerly of Penzance and Holdfast Districts) passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 20, 2011 just one month shy of her 100th birthday, at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Health Care Facility in Imperial SK. Doris was predeceased by her parents, Percy and Ethel Rayner, her loving husband Victor Tripps in 1982, her son Douglas in 2002 and Doug's life partner Evelyn in June 2011, three sisters; Dorothy Palmer, Daisy Rowe and Marion Stratton, three brothers; Charles, Bob and John Rayner. Doris leaves to mourn her loving family: Daughter Marilyn (Joe) Koza of Imperial Sask., Sons: Milton (Cathy) Tripps of Penzance Sask., and Orville Tripps (Donna Dermott) of Liberty Sask.; Grandchildren: Andrew (Michelle) Tripps, Kelly (Cindy) Tripps, Geroge Tripps, Shirley (Douglas) Jamieson, Connie (Kelvin) Drimmie, Scott (Sherry) Koza, Daryl Koza, Kyle (Ginger) Koza, Cara (Howard) Nelson, Paul Tripps, Mark Tripps and Kristen Kuntz; Great Grandchildren: Daniel Tripps, Michael Tripps, Shaun Jamieson, Amber Koza Drimmie, Nicole Koza, Joshua Koza, Gabrielle Koza, Walker Koza, Cash Koza and Max Nelson. Doris also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Doris enjoyed all sports, especially softball and curling, both sports she still enjoyed watching on T.V. and was a staunch Blue Jays fan. Doris married Victor Tripps on April 13th. 1936 and they farmed East of Penzance Sask. They remained on the farm until retiring to Holdfast in 1978, where Doris lived till she was 99 years and then she moved to the Long Lake Valley Integrated Health Care Facility in Imperial Sask. on April 4th. 2011. Doris was well known for her contributions to the United Church and was a choir member for over 75 years. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, dancing and walking. She enjoyed her morning coffee with friends at the Holdfast Cafe. Her greatest joy was her family, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members. The Celebration of Doris's Life Funeral Service will be held at the Penzance Community Hall, Penzance Sask., on Saturday August 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. (the exact day of her 100th. birthday) with Worship Leader Hilda Dale officiating. A family interment service will follow the church service.
- Harvey J. - February 10, 1926 - October 8, 2008. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of J. Harvey Tripps on October 8, 2008 at the age of 82 in Comox B.C., after a short battle with cancer while visiting his son. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Hilda and Carl Tripps and sister Merle Schindel. Harvey will be dearly missed by his loving wife June, daughter Janice (Bill), son Gary (Barb) and grandchildren Tamara, Ryan, Trevor, and Shannon, great grand children Avery and Lauren and sister Irene Code. At an early age Harvey took over the family farm where he farmed the next 40 years. They sold the family farm and then Mom and Dad moved to Holdfast, where Dad began a second career selling farm machinery. In 2003 due to failing health they moved to Saskatoon to be near their daughter. Dad enjoyed curling, fishing, playing cards and socializing with friends. Many hours were spent in the woodworking shop where he crafted special projects for the family. He was a loyal Calgary Flames and Saskatchewan Roughriders fan as well as a self-proclaimed armchair quarterback. Grandchildren and great grandchildren were the reason he had a sparkle in his eye. A service of remembrance will be held to honour the life of Harvey November 10, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Penzance Cemetery. Interment to follow.
- June Ann Irene (June 16th, 1929 - January 26th, 2011). It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother June Ann Irene Tripps on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, SK. Mom grew up in the Abbey area and went to Normal School in Moose Jaw. In 1949 she accepted a teaching position at Iduna School where she met our Dad, Harvey. They farmed in the Penzance district until they sold the farm in 1978 and moved to Holdfast. Due to failing health they moved to Saskatoon to be near their daughter. While her health permitted, she planted a large garden and loved to sew. Summer would find her working in their large yard tending to the garden and flowers. Winter days would be spent at the sewing machine-sewing everything from tailored garments to draperies and winter evenings would be spent playing cards with friends. Mom is survived by her daughter Janice (Bill) and their children Tamara and Ryan of Saskatoon; son Gary (Barb) and their children Shannon (Trent) of Comox, British Columbia and Trevor (Cheryl) of Slave Lake Alberta; great-grandchildren Avery, Lauren, Hayley and Cameron; siblings Della, Ernie, Velma, Dale; sister-in-law Irene Code. Mom was predeceased by her husband Harvey (2008); father Eudell (1970); mother Florence (1934); brother Robert (1948). A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family thanks the staff at Stensrud Lodge and Dr. Florence Wardell for the care given to our mother. Rest in peace Mom.
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- Charles Roy. With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of our Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather Charles Roy Willoughby of Penzance, Sk. on July 21, 2010 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. He was 85 years old. He is predeceased by his wife Marjorie Willoughby (Martin) of 58 years in 2007. He is survived by his children Lee (Karen), Ellen (Wayne) and Lori (John), grandchildren Dana (Craig), Kyle (Jen), Rachelle (Tyler), Jan (Chad), Derrick, Lauren, Jaclyn and great grandchildren Nolan, Jackson and Ryan, brother Richard, sister-in-law Joyce and numerous nieces and nephews. He was the kindest man and best father, grandfather and friend that one could wish for. He was born and raised on the farm and was taught a disciplined work ethic as a youngster. As a young man he joined the Armed Forces and became a dispatcher during WWII. Roy enjoyed farming for many years and maintained a key interest in farming until his passing. Although he was independent, Roy allowed himself to be looked after and loved with great grace. He was a gentle prairie soul. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday July 24, 2010 at the Penzance Community Hall at 2 p.m. Private Interment to follow.
- Marjorie Grace Irene (nee Martin), Penzance Sask. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our much loved wife, mother and grandmother. She passed away peacefully at the LLVIF, Imperial Sask. on October 2, 2007. Marjorie is predeceased by her parents Charles and Alma Martin as well as her brother and sister-in-law Warren and Hilda Martin. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Roy of 58 years; children Lee (Karen), Ellen (Wayne) and Lori (John); grandchildren, Jan, Dana (Craig), Kyle, Rachelle, Derrick, Lauren and Jaclyn and great grandchildren Nolan and soon expected baby Ulmer; sister and brother-inlaw Joyce and Donn Levere; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard and Maxine Willoughby; nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate and honor Marj's life will be held at the Penzance Community Hall on Saturday, October 6 at 1:30pm. Private Family interment. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at the Craik and District Health Center, and to the Long Lake Valley Integrated Valley Facility for their compassionate care.
- Harry Clifford. The passing of Harry Clifford Wills, of Outlook, Sask. occurred on Monday, May 3, 2004 at the Outlook & District Pioneer Home, at the age of 87 years. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Iola of Outlook; his family; Barry (Lorelle), Ralph (Corinne), and Rhonda Richards; grandchildren, Shauna (Guy), Devon (Jennifer), Robbie, Brett and Chelsea; 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harlan (Helen) Woolsey; sisters-in-law, Elsie Wills & Evelyn Woolsey; grandson-in-law, Laverne Thoms; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William & Ethel Wills; his sister, Nora (Sig) Eide; his brothers, Cecil (Alice) and Ron (Pauline); and by his granddaughter, Dawn Thoms. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew's United Church in Outlook, Sask. with Barry Friesen officiating. Interment will take place at the Penzance Cemetery, Penzance, Sask. at 4:00 P.M.
- Charles Vincent passed away in Regina, on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the age of 89 years. Charles was born in the Penzance District in 1916. In 1941 he joined the Federal Civil Service in Regina and in the same year he enlisted in the Canadian Army Postal Corps. Charles served in various military bases across Canada until his discharge in 1946. He farmed for 20 years (1947-1967) in the Penzance area. During this time he owned and operated a hardware store in Payette, Idaho, USA for 20 years (1960-1980). Charles moved to Victoria, BC in 1976 and returned to Regina in 2000. Charles was predeceased by his mother Mary (1959), father George (1966), brother George (1990), sister Margaret Desjardins (2003), niece Elaine Curley (1980). Charles is survived by brother John (Eileen) of Saskatoon, sisters Florence Mayer and Mary Clow both of Regina, many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Canada and the USA. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Sister Melvina Hruska officiating. Interment will follow at Regina City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and Broad Street, Regina, SK.
- John Edward (1915 - 2012). It is with sadness that the family of John Edward Wilson announces his passing on Sunday August 12th 2012 in Saskatoon. A Funeral Service will take place on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:00 Pm in the chapel of The Saskatoon Funeral Home
- Rosalia "Rose" (nee Weinberger) Wolfe age 91 years, died peacefully at the Davidson Health Centre October 16th, 2004. Rose was predeceased by her husband Anthony in 1972; son Joseph 1940; parents Adolphe and Barbara Weinberger; infant sister Angela Weinberger; sister Catherine Eberle; brother John Weinberger; and brothers-in-law John Eberle and Joseph Wolfe; sisterin-law Mary Ackerman. She is survived by her loving family: sons, Jim (Celeste); David; two sisters Agnes Weinberger and Anne Wolfe. Rosalia also leaves three grandchildren, Kim (Dalene); Victoria and Kenneth (Deanna). Rosalia was born February 8th, 1913 at Lajord Sask. At the age of seven, the family moved to Sedley. Rose married Anthony Wolfe October 26, 1936. They purchased the Penny farm between Penzance and Holdfast, where they lived until 1946, at which time they moved to Holdfast and became "Suitcase Farmers'. Rosalia was keenly interested in her family and enjoyed singing, music, playing cards, cooking, baking, and gardening. The vigil of the Rosary and Prayers will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. and the Celebration of Rosalia's Life Funeral mass will be said on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Holdfast Sask. Celebrant Rev. Father Arnolfo Sisson. Internment Family Plot, Regina Memorial Gardens, Regina Sask.
- Donald Hartman passed away in Penticton Regional Hospital August 23, 2002 at the age of 76. Predeceased by his son Wayne, his parents and 5 brothers. He will be lovingly remembered by his son Gary, daughter Darlene, son Brad, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers, Leonard, Rowland, Maynard and Clair, 2 sisters, Ardell and Marlene and many nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at Penzance Cemetery on Friday, October 4, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.
- Edith Pearl (nee Tripps) born August 31, 1913; died May 12, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Horace Orval; parents, Ray and Leola (Harwood) Tripps; brother Victor Tripps, 5 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law. Survived by daughter Linda (Bryan) Clark, Eric Clark (Ann) and Heather (Doug) Russell; son Clinton (Carol) Woolsey, Wendy Woolsey, Catherine (Matt) Price and son Sean, Colin Woolsey and daughters Samanatha and Megan; daughter Sharon (Dan) McKerlie, Dawn (Trevor) McAllister and Sandra McKerlie. Also survived by sister Verna Woolsey; brothers-in-law Leonard (Alice) Woolsey, Rowland Woolsey (Joyce), Maynard Woolsey and Clair (Remedios) Woolsey; sisters-in-law Doris Tripps, Ardell (George) Kuchinka, Marlene (Hazen) Dow, Noreen Woolsey, Marjorie Woolsey, Dorothy Jones and Evelyn Tremblay as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Edith was born in Penzance, SK and lived there until she and Horace moved to Regina in 1983. She was an active member of the community in both Penzance and Regina. She curled, led youth groups and was a member and officer in United Church Women and Homemakers in Penzance. In Regina, she was active in Heritage and Zion United Churches, took part in Round and Square dancing, quilted at Zion until last December and walked with the Northgate Walkers until she entered the hospital on April 25. Edith and her family celebrated her ninetieth birthday with many family and friends last August. She will be missed and remembered by all those who knew and loved her. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15 at Zion United Church. Internment will take place at Penzance Cemetery at 2 p.m. May 15.
- Edwin Grant was born on October 16, 1922 near the family home of Penzance and passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2006 in Regina. He was predeceased by his parents Solly and Mildred; brother Vern; son-in-law Wayne Nagel and brothers-in-law Dick Bishop, Raymond Handford, Del Busche and Don Zeigler. Edwin is survived by his loving wife Mildred of 61 years; children Lee, Bonnie Nagel, Carol (John) Carruthers and Gaylene (Ken) Hipfner; grandchildren Rhonda (Chris) Bjorndahl, Jason Hipfner (Stacey Fayant), Angela Hipfner (Kenton Hall) and Peter Carruthers; great grandchildren Shanelle and Ryland Bjorndahl; aunt Florence Marshall; sisters Myrtle Bishop, Beatrice (Walter) Schaffer and Irene (Pat) Hunt; Mildred's sisters Evelyn Handford, Leona Busche, Ella Zeigler as well as numerous nieces nephews, cousins and friends. Edwin started his service first with the Air Force and then went into the Army. He was employed for over 25 years with City Dairy and then worked with the Corps Commissionaires. Edwin will be remembered by his family as being a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and crib player. He enjoyed being at the cottage and the lake and times being spent with his family. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
- McKenny P. "Ken". Saturday, February 23, 2002, Mr. McKenny P. Woolsey, age 83 years, late of Regina. Ken was born in Penzance, SK on December 18, 1918. He and his family moved to Regina in 1923. Ken was predeceased by his parents, William and Annie Woolsey; brother Ernie; sister Anne Hay; brothers-in-law, Bud Hay, Bill Crippin and Walter Drever; and his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Hilda, on November 17, 1999. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Drever, Frances Janke, Mabel Woolsey and Opal Hay; brother-in-law Raymond Hay; sisters-in-law, Joyce Crippin, Dora Crippin and Jen Woolsey; nine nieces and nephews and their families. Ken served overseas with the Canadian Army and was a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans No. 18. He was employed by the C.P. Railway for thirty-seven years. Ken and Hilda enjoyed many years of travel, skating at the Queen City Skating Club, as well as being active members of the Pasqua Pioneer Group. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
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