Obituaries of people who are buried in the
Preecevile Community Cemetery
located in the R.M. of Preeceville # 334, Saskatchewan


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ABRAHAMSON – Bernice (nee Olson) Abrahamson was born in 1923. She married Albert Abrahamson and they had one son, Raymond, born in 1941. Bernice passed away in 1941.

ABRAHAMSON – Edwin Clement Abrahamson, 77 of Regina and formerly of Preeceville, died on March 31, 1999, at Regina Pasqua Hospital. Born on February 23, 1922 in Preeceville, he served in the Canadian navy for 4.5 years and worked for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company in Flin Flon until 1958. He married Ruth Iverson in 1948 and worked for the CNR until his retirement. Predeceased by his parents, Eric and Karen, four brothers, Clarence, Albert, Einar and Otto and two sisters, Hattie Iverson and Helen Scharfenberg, he is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son Robert (Bonnie); two brothers, Walter (Ann) of Creighton and Harold of Preeceville; a sister, Elsie Gray of Medicine Hat, and two grandchildren.

ABRAHAMSON – Einer Abrahamson, 74 of Preeceville, passed away on June 1, 1982, at his home. Born on September 16, 1907 in Minneapolis, Minn., he was educated at Beaver Bluff School He took over the family farm in 1939, where he resided until his death. He was a board member of the Preeceville Pentecostal Church for a period of time and also served on the executive board of the Telephone Company. Predeceased by his father, Erik in November 1936; his mother Karin in March 1967, and a brother Otto in January 1967; he is survived by five brothers, Albert and Harold of Preeceville, Clarence of Minneapolis, Walter of Creighton and Edwin of Regina; and three sisters, Hattie Iverson and Helen Scharfenberg of Preeceville and Elsie Gray of Medicine Hat, AB

ABRAHAMSON – Erick and his wife Karin immigrated to the USA from Ostersund, Sweden in 1903 and in 1907 moved to Canada. They settled on a homestead with their children, Hattie, Clarence and Einer. After arriving in Canada seven more children were born. He was a life member of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Eric was handicapped with deafness and this was the cause of his untimely death at age 59, while walking to town on the railway track and did not hear the approaching train. He died in 1936.

ABRAHAMSON – Harold Mainer Abrahamson, 88 of Preeceville, died peacefully in his sleep at home on December 23, 2003. Born on March 5, 1915 in Preeceville to Erik and Karin Abrahamson, he was the eighth of eleven children. He was educated at Beaver Bluff School and, except for a short stint in the army, spent most of his life on the family farm 2.5 miles southeast of Preeceville. He spent the last a10 years living with his nephew, Raymond Abrahamson, in Preeceville. He was a provincial horseshoe champion, as well as being involved in bowling and shuffleboard.

ABRAHAMSON – Karen (nee Hogg) was born in 1878 in Sweden. She came to the States and then to Canada in 1907 with her husband and three children, Hattie, Clarence and Einer. Karin was a seamstress acquiring that skill from her dad, Nels Hogg, who was a tailor by trade. She worked hard at cooking, keeping house and sewing for the growing family. After arriving in Canada she had seven more children: Albert, Helen, Otto, Harold, Walter, Elsie and Edwin. She passed away in 1967.

ABRAHAMSON – Margaretta "Retta" Frances Abrahamson 78, of Preeceville died on March 23, 1997 at Preeceville Hospital. She was born May 31, 1918 in Empress, AB. She was educated in Englefeld, SK. She clerked at various stores in Flin Flon. She was member of Evangel Tabernacle and WM, treasurer of Sunday school, member of Club 60, Farm Wives and Donors Choice. She married Albert Abrahamson October 1948. Predeceased by her mother, June 1952, father 1962, her husband in January 1987 and brother Harry in 1987; she is survived by her son Keith (Marge) of Union Bay, BC. daughter Karin; sister Shirley Robinson of Vernon, BC and 6 grandchildren.

ABRAHAMSON – Nels Albert Abrahamson, 77 of Preeceville, passed away on January 13, 1987 in Plains Hospital in Regina. Funeral was held in Evangel Tabernacle at Preeceville. Born on August 1, 1909, at Preeceville, he was educated at Beaver Bluff School. After completing his education he farmed in the summer and worked in winter at a sawmill north of Preeceville, until 1941 when he moved to Flin Flon, where he was employed by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. He retired in 1974 and returned to Preeceville the following year. On October 15, 1948, he married Margaretta Richardson in the Salvation Army manse at the Pas, MN. Predeceased by his father Erik, his mother Karen and three brothers, Otto, Einar and Clarence, he is survived by his wife of Preeceville; two sons, Keith of Victoria and Raymond of Preeceville; a daughter Karen Parkin of Preeceville; three brothers, Harold of Preeceville, Walter of Creighton and Edwin of Regina; three sisters, Hattie Iverson and Helen Scharfenberg of Preeceville and Elsie Gray of Mayne Island, BC and five grandchildren.

ABRAHAMSON – Otto was the son of Eric and Karin Abrahamson. He was born in Canada on the homestead. He served as a barber in Preeceville after his discharge from the army. He died January 16, 1967 at the age of 53 of heart failure.

ADMIRAAL – Alma Olene (nee Johnson) Admiraal was born on July 10, 1913, on a farm south of Preeceville. She was the third of five children born to parents, Sam and Anna (Skogen) Johnson. Alma married Camiel (Corn) Admiraal, a schoolteacher, on December 27, 1938 in Preeceville. Alma was predeceased by her mother Anna in 1964; her father Sam in 1978; her husband in 1992; sisters Laverne and Dorothy Lundin; a brothers Lawrence and Olaf; She is survived by a sister-in-law Georgia Johnson of Endeavour. Alma died on February 27, 2009 at the Lion’s Housing. Funeral held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville.

ADMIRAAL – Camiel Admiraal, 85 of Endeavour, died on May 15, 1992 in Preeceville. Born on February 22, 1907 in Montmartre, he was the son of Annes and Alida Admiraal. He attended elementary and high school at Wolseley and Moosomin and Moose Jaw Normal School. He taught school at Frontier, then Brookview, north of Sturgis. He then taught in the Wolseley area. In the spring of 1936 he moved to Endeavour and taught in Midland School until 1945, with short terms at Cheremosz and Netchie Hills. After an eleven-year break, farming, he returned to teaching at Midland and Endeavour until his retirement in 1971. On December 27, 1938 he married Alma Johnson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. He was an active member of the Sask. Teachers Federation and the Endeavour Golden Ages Club. Predeceased by his parents; four sisters, Rita Admiraal, AlidaTrueman, Ann Kurtz and Louise Belmore and a brother, Arthur Admiraal; he is survived by his wife, Alma; two sisters, Clara Houston of Swift Current and Eva Halverson of Winnipeg

AKER – Ole Aaker was born in April 1859 to parents Halvor O. Aaker and Kari C. Aaker, at Elverum, Norway. He served in the Norwegian Army for two years. In 1887, he came to the United States with family members and settled in Minnesota. In 1903, at the age of 44, he came to Canada and took out a homestead in the Waler School district. He received patent to his land in 1908. He was a carpenter and an expert at building log houses. In 1905, he built the first school in the Waler district, earning $1.75 a day in labor. For a short time, he had a shoe repair shop in Sturgis and then moved back to Preeceville and worked for various farmers, doing building and repair jobs on farms. Ole died in 1934.

ANAKA – Ashley Anaka, 19 of Ketchen, passed away on July 10, 2000 in Regina. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born on March 9, 1981 in Canora and attended Preeceville School. He worked as a baby sitter, cutting grass and helped fix equipment and clean bins at Arnesons’s. He was employed by his uncle, Larry, installing security systems during the summer of 1998. Following his high school graduation, he returned to work for Larry until Sept 1999. He returned home and worked as a swine technician for Big Sky Pork in Sturgis until June 2000. Predeceased by his grandfather, John Anaka, he is survived by his parents, Garry and Bonnie Anaka; two brothers, Gary and Chance; his grandparents, Steve and Ethel Gulka of Preeceville and Earl an Evelyn Pottle of Endeavour.

ANAKA – John was born in 1912 in the Stenen area the son of Wasyl and Justine Anaka. In 1943 he married Ethel Pozniak at the Dobrowody Ukrainian Catholic Church, and settled on a farm in the area. In 1960 they moved a farm southeast of Hazel Dell. They had seven sons, Lawrence, Edwin, Kenneth, Larry, Garry, James and Daniel and three daughters, Elaine, Bernadette, and Christine. A son Ronald and a daughter Rosella died in infancy. The family moved to Preeceville in 1965. John passed away in November 1969.

ANAKA – Lawrence Henry Anaka, 39 of Regina an formerly of Preeceville, passed away on July 8, 1983 at his home. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on May 7, 1944 at Canora, he was the son of John and Ethel Anaka. He was raised on a farm in the Dobrowody district, where he received his education. He helped his parents on the family farm, worked for Dalton’s Electric and in 1967, moved to Regina, where he was employed by BACM Construction until the time of his death. He married Brenda Maler in October 1977 in St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at Regina. Predeceased by his father in 1969; a sister, Rosella in 1952 and a brother, Ronald in 1954; he is survived by his wife; his mother; his stepfather, Steve A Gulka; six brothers, Edwin of Edmonton, Ken of Primate, SK, James and Larry of Hayter, AB, Gary and Danny of Preeceville; three sisters, Elaine of Edmonton, Bernadette of Vancouver and Christine of Preeceville and his grandmother, Mary Pozniak of Buchanan.

ANAKA – Robert H. Anaka, aged 22 died in Winnipeg Hospital in 1971. Funeral was held in the United Church and interment in Preeceville Cemetery. Born at the Canora Hospital on June 26, 1948, he attended public school at George Albert School until grade 7 and then Sturgis High School to grade 12. He was in the army cadets for three years and graduated in 1968. In the fall he was employed by the International Nickel Co. at Thompson. In the year 1970, June 26, he married Karen Rahn of Preeceville. Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Anaka of Stenen; a brother Jerry of The Pas; a sister Faye (Carl) Belitsky of Canora.

ANAKA – Peter S. Anaka, 80 of Preeceville and formerly of Stenen, passed away March 15, 2000. Born February 15, 1920, on the family homestead north of Stenen, he attended Goodhue School and after grade 8 left school to help on the farm. He served in the Armed Forces from 1940-45 and was a member of the Sturgis Legion. He married Anne Hunko on May 28, 1942 at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church near Stenen and three years later, they purchased a farm and began farming north of Stenen. He served as secretary of the Goodhue School board from 1945 until its closure in 1957. At the age of 12, he began playing the fiddle and was called on to play at weddings and various other functions. He won many awards at fiddling contests.

ANDERSON – Arnold Leroy Anderson, 64 passed away in a Regina Hospital after a long bout with cancer on June 28, 1972. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Arnold was born at Atwater, Minn. on October 29, 1906, and the eldest child of Ole and Johanna (Saugmyhr) Anderson. He came to Canada with his parents in 1907.to a farm in the Preeceville district. He attended Beaver Bluff School and later farmed with his parents and brothers west of Preeceville. Predeceased by his father in 1933 and his mother in 1945, he is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Clarence of Preeceville and four sisters, Edna Anderson, Myrtle Morran, Gladys Robinson all of Preeceville and Mabel of Calgary.

ANDERSON – Carl Anderson was born in Barton, N.D in 1870. He was married in North Dakota and farmed there. In 1911, his wife died, leaving him with five children, two girls and three boys (known children, Olaf and Alfred). In 1913, he came to Canada and worked for Julius Johnson, leaving his children with relatives in N.D. Carl passed away in 1941.

ANDERSON – Clarence Irvin Anderson was born February 11, 1915 on the family farm to Ole and Johanna Anderson. After attending school at Beaver Bluff he spent on winter working in Flin Flon cutting firewood. He returned to the family farm in the spring where he remained with his brothers, Arnold and Melvin and sister Edna until they moved into Preeceville in 1988. He enjoyed many times with the company of family and friends on the farm, playing horseshoes in the summer and fishing and playing cards and crochinole in the winter. In his later years he enjoyed bowling and watching sports on TV. He was an active member in the Lutheran church all his life. He was a kind, quiet, loving man who is survived by sister Gladys; niece Lila Morran, nephews Leslie Morran and Mark (Aldine) Robinson and great-nephew Justin Robinson. He was predecease by his father, Ole; mother Johanna; brothers Arnold and Melvin; sisters Mabel, Edna and Myrtle. Clarence passed away in Yorkton November 2010.

ANDERSON – Edna Anderson, 83 of Preeceville, passed away on November 17, 1994 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held in St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on May 22, 1911 in Preeceville, she was educated at Beaver Bluff School. She worked as a farm laborer, a hospital cook and farmed with her brothers. She was a member of the ELCW. Predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Arnold and Melvin and a sister, Mabel, she is survived by a brother, Clarence Anderson of Preeceville; two sisters, Gladys Robinson and Myrtle Morran both of Preeceville.

ANDERSON – Johanna (nee Saugmyhr) Anderson was born in 1886 in Minnesota, US. Her parents were Torvald and Emelia Saugmyhr. Her siblings were Lorence, Berned I., Anna, Torvald H. Elmer and John L. She married Ole Anderson in 1906 and the following year they immigrated to Canada settling on a homestead west of Preeceville. They had seven children: Arnold, Melvin, Clarence, Edna, Myrtle, Gladys and Mabel. After her husband died in 1935, she carried on with the farming with her sons. She passed away in 1945.

ANDERSON – Mabel Bertha Amelia Anderson of Calgary, and formerly of Preeceville, passed away August 24, 1984, at the age of 66 years. The funeral was held in St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. She was born on July 23, 1918 at Preeceville. She attended the Preeceville School, graduating in 1936. She went on to Success Business College at Winnipeg, then worked at Winnipeg. She was employed at Regina by the department of education and by the T. Eaton Company at Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary for a total of 30 years. Predeceased by her parents and a brother, Arnold in 1971; she is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Clarence and three sisters, Edna Anderson, Myrtle Moran and Gladys Robinson, all of Preeceville.

ANDERSON – Melvin Leonard Anderson 82, passed away on February 19, 1992 at Saskatoon City Hospital. Born on July 2, 1909 on the family farm near Preeceville, he attended Beaver Bluff School. He farmed with his brothers until illness forced retirement. He moved with his brother and sister to Preeceville in 1989. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool, the Co-op and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Predeceased by his parents, Ole and Johanna (Saughmyhr) Anderson; a brother, Arnold; and a sister Mabel, his is survived by a brother Clarence; and three sisters, Edna Anderson, Gladys Robinson and Myrtle Morran.

ANDERSON – Ole P. Anderson was born May 24, 1879 in Sweden. At the age of twelve he immigrated to the States with his father and sisters. In 1906 he married Johanna Saugmyhr and the following year they moved to Canada, settling on a homestead west of Preeceville. They had seven children. After 26 years of hard work, Ole died on March 29, 1933.

ANDERSON – Raymond Adolph Anderson, was born on December 29, 1905 to Alfred and Christina Anderson at Alvarado, Minn. Ata very early age he and his family moved to Canada to a farm three miles west of Hinchliffe and north of Preeceville. He received his education in North Prairie School and attended North Prairie Church where he sang in the choir and was active in other areas. One June 30, 1944, he married Mary Fedak at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H Lowe. They raised five daughters, Margaret, Joanne, Evelyn, Karen and Sharon and one son Walter. Thirty-nine years ago he received Christ as his personal Savior under the ministry of the late Rev. A. Tweit and served Jesus Christ till he was called home. Raymond was a very kind, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He spent much time in prayer, bible reading and playing hymns of praise on the piano. He retired from farming in 1971. Raymond passed away on June 28, 1986. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Margaret Brown of Saskatoon, Joanne Bye of Prince George, Evelyn Robson of Saskatoon, Karen Gunn Of Prince Albert and Sharon of Billings, Montana; son, Walter of Aylmer, Quebec; ten grandchildren; sister, Hazel Scharfenburg of Endeavour; a brother, Arthur of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Christina; two brothers, Alvin and Robert; stepbrothers Garfield, Hjalmar and Clarence Amundson; his twin sister Myrtle and step sister Jennie White. The funeral was held at Evangel Tabernacle on July 2nd.

ANTONIO – Polly (nee Dron), age 86, of Preeceville, died on September 3, 1997. Born on March 15, 1911 to Sam and Pearl Dron in the Olesha district, 10 miles north of Buchanan, she married Mike Antonio on Nov 15, 1931. They farmed in the Olesha area for 25 years and were members of Olesha church until they moved to Preeceville in 1957 and joined the church there. She was an active member of the UCWL and spent many hours at the Lions Hostel visiting and making perogies and cabbage rolls. Predeceased by her father in 1933, her mother in 1950, husband Mike in 1968; daughter Jenny in 1945, brother John Dron in 1967, brother Paul Dron and sisters, Helen Dron in 1924, Ann Antoniw in 1956 and Mary Barchuk in 1974, she is survived by one son Ernie (Joyce) Antonio of Esterhazy; two daughters Mary (Frank) Gulka of Hudson Bay, and Sophie (Adolph) Kwasny of Yorkton; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

ANTONIUK – Mike Antoniuk passed away peacefully on February 19, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Besides Bea, his loving wife of more than fifty years, he is survived by his sons, Mike Antoniuk Jr. of Red Deer, AB, Brad (Carol) of Taber, AB and by three grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua and Carlynn. He is also survived by two sisters, Mary and Sophie and three brothers, Tony, Leslie, Fred and their families. Mike was born September 15, 1927 on the family farm north of Sturgis to John and Sadie Antoniuk; He attended Brookview School from 1933 to 1942. After helping on the farm, Mike worked for neighboring farmers and for The Pas Lumber Co until returning to help his brothers on the farm. He married Bernice Yacyshyn in August of 1957. They worked in Kelvington and The Pas. They later moved to Canora and purchased the Pine Grove Motel. In 1974 they sold the business and moved to Taber, Alberta where Mike worked for various businesses until his retirement. Mike will be remembered for his sense of humor, enjoyment of fishing, having coffee with friends and keeping up to date on his children & grandchildren’s activities. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Preeceville and burial followed in the Preeceville Cemetery.

ANTONIW – Peter Antoniw, 88, of Preeceville passed away on February 4, 1999. Born on May 25, 1910 in the Buchanan district and was educated at Halycry School. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as an active member of the Olesha and Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Churches. He married Mary Hrynkiw at the Dobrowady Church on October 29, 1933. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Martha Antoniw; three brothers, Nolodymir, Michael and William; three sisters, Mary, Ann and Elsie; he is survived by his son, Ernie of Toronto; two daughters, Elsie and Elizabeth, both of Toronto; three sisters, Lena Matsyk, Stella Matsalla and Pauline Shay; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

ARIE – Lena Patricia (nee Gullason) Arie, 84 of Preeceville, passed away on November 12, 2002 in Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Born October 27, 1918 in Usherville to Peter and Alexandra Gullason, she was educated at Usherville, completing grade 6. She worked at Reserve, SK as a domestic and housekeeper for Billy Rowe and Oscar Weib. On March 8, 1943, she married Norman Arie in Norquay. Predeceased by her husband, a sister Rita Austin, and a brother John Gullason, she is survived by three sons, Richard of Lloydminister, Raymond of Olds, AB and Gerald of Langley, BC; five sisters, Dora Nygard of Faust, AB, Verna Rosassen, Mary Bassaraba, Evelyn Long of Preeceville and Eva Blaskow of Hudson Bay and six grandchildren

ARIE – Norman Otis Arie, 79 of Preeceville, died on July 8, 1996 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on May 28, 1917 in Canora, he was educated at Stenen School. An outdoorsman at heart, he worked at lumber camps, construction jobs, as a cat-skinner, dragline operator and also farmed. These jobs took him from Ontario to BC. His last working years were spent as a dragline operator for Northwest Const. of Hudson Bay. He married Lena Gullason on March 8, 1943 at Norquay. An avid hunter, he never missed a hunting season as long as his health allowed him to hunt. He shot his first moose at the age of 12. Fishing was a sport he shard with his family. As a young man, he played baseball and later attended sports days to watch the baseball games. Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Grace; a brother, David an a sister, Edith Skinner, he is survived by his wife Lena; three sons, Richard (Donna) of Lloydminister, Raymond (Alice) of Olds, AB and Gerald (Djeminie) of Langley, BC; a brother, Gordon (Lois) of Creighton; and four grandchildren.

ARNIE – Annie Rita Arnie 97, of Porcupine Plain and formerly of Preeceville, died on November 4, 2003. She was born on September 5, 1907 near Kiev in Ukraine. She received her education in Hazel Dell. She married Peter Arnie in Wadena on December 27, 1927. She was a rural homemaker most of her life, though they lived one year in Winnipeg. She was a member of the Okla Ladies Aid. Predeceased by her husband Peter in 1992; two sisters, Hilda in 1957 and Alice in 1983; two brothers, Daniel in 1984 and William in 1981; she is survived by two sons, Neil and Frank, both of Preeceville; two daughters, Frances Debuc and Audrey of Hudson Bay; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

ARNIE – John Peter Arnie, 88 of Preeceville and formerly of Okla, died on June 9, 1992 at Porcupine Union Hospital. Born on February 7, 1904 in New York State he attended three rural schools north of Invermay. He had moved from Minnesota to the district in 1911. He moved from the Invermay district in 1920 and worked as a farm laborer, logger, farmer and stockman. He raised horses and purebred Shorthorn cattle and threshed, cut wood and crushed grain for neighbors. He homesteaded at the age of 16. On December 27, 1927 he married Annie Antonio at Wadena. He held the office of councilor of the RM of Hazel Dell. Predeceased by his parents and three sisters, Hilma, Hilda and Elsie; he is survived by his wife; two sons, Neil of Preeceville an Frank (Bessie) of Preeceville; two daughters, Frances (Allan) Marshall of Grayson and Audrey (Bob) Brooks of Hudson Bay; three brothers, Wilbert of Okla, George of Theodore an Frank of Saskatoon; two sisters, Louise of Theodore and Lil of Theodore; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren

ARNIE – Neil Joseph Arnie was born on December 24, 1924 in Winnipeg to parents Peter and Annie Arnie. He received his education at Silver Springs School. He joined the army in 1942 at the age of 18 and was based at Kingston, ON. While living in Ontario he worked in lumber camps in the winter and construction in summer. On November 16, 1957 he married Hazel Marshall at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Preeceville. Together they raised their family, sons Brian and Barry and daughter Beverley. Neil and Hazel parted in 1983. Neil worked with the Dept of Highways for a number of years until 1969 when he started working maintenance at the Preeceville Hospital until he retired in 1989. He lived at Nelson Lake for a number of years and then moved back to Preeceville to make his home. He was an avid sports man hunting and many happy hours were spent fishing on Nelson Lake in his retirement. He was involved with the Lions Club, Preeceville Gun club, and member of town council. He survived by his sons, Brian and Barry and daughter Beverley; brother Frank; sisters Frances Marshall, Audrey Brooks and four grandchildren. Neil passed away on September 8, 2010 at his home in Preeceville.

ARONETZ – Mary (nee Osatiuk) Aronetz, 98 of Preeceville, died on November 12, 1994 at the Gateway Lodge in Invermay. Funeral held at the funeral home. Born on September 27, 1896 in Washroutz, Bukowina, Austria to parents John G. and Katie Osatiuk. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and siblings George, Nick, Pearl and Sally in 1906. She was self-educated and a homemaker. She married Metro Aronetz at Buchanan in 1916. They homesteaded south of Buchanan in the Drobot area. In 1918, they came to the Lady Lake area. They had thirteen children. In 1947 they moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband, Metro in 1962; two brothers, George and Nick Osatiuk; two sisters, Pearl Zealnad and Sally Nesbit; and two sons, George in 1993 and Edward in infancy, she is survived by five sons, William of Delta, BC, John (Edith) of Surrey, BC, Mike (Carol) of Vancouver, Nick (Lynn) of Vancouver and Don of Preeceville; six daughters, Sadie (Ted) of Valleyview, AB, Jenny of Hudson Bay, Emily of Vancouver, Nettie (Art) of Medicine Hat, Anne of Kelowna and Lillian (Carl) of Kelowna; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren.

AUNE – Alma Margit Christine Aune, 55 of Flin Flon, passed away April 20, 1979 in the General Hospital. The funeral was held in First United Lutheran Church. The remains were escorted to Preeceville, where a graveside family service was conducted, in the Preeceville Cemetery. Born at Sturgis, she had made her home at Flin Flon since 1941. Predeceased by her father and two brothers, Clifford and Curtis, she is survived by her husband, Al; two daughters, Marie Hannanord of Winnipeg and Karen Radchuk of Aldrgrove, BC; two sons, Larry of Montreal and Clifford of Vancouver; her mother, Mrs. Gundhild Reitlo of Preeceville; five sisters, Gina Lingren of Flin Flon, Alfreda Pedersen of Vancouver, Sylvia Wold of Camrose, Marie Downs of Trail, BC and Lenore Magnuson of Saskatoon; four brothers, Lief and Otto of Flin Flon, Johnny and Lawrence of Preeceville and two grandchildren.

AUNE – Arne S. Aune and his brother came from Norway in 1896 to Buxton, N.D, where they lived and worked until 1903. Arne and his son Eli came to the White Hawk area and took up a homestead. Some years later the family moved to Preeceville and Arne was the janitor for the Lutheran church for many years. He died in 1937 at the age of 89.

AUNE – Hansine (nee Olson) Aunewas born in Norway in 1851. Hansine and her husband, Arne and son Elias, immigrated to the Buxton, North Dakota in 1896. The came to Canada in 1903 and took a homestead. Hansine, passed away July 7, 1931 at the age of 80.

AUNE – Mabel Aune was born in 1904 to parents Carl J. and Aslaug Aune. She grew up on the family homestead in the Beaver Bluff district. Mabel died at the age of 16, in 1920. She was survived by her parents; siblings, Clara, Axel, Esther, Alfred, Melvin and Clifford. A brother, Henry, predeceased her in 1907.

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BACHINSKI – Alex Bachinski passed away in Regina General Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones on February 29, 2008, at the age of 82 years. Alex was born November 2, 1925 to his parents, Natalie and Mike Bachinski. His father died when Alex was six months old and while he was still young his mother remarried and John Hackman became his step-dad. Alex lived all the life in and around Preeceville, growing up on the family farm, where he helped his parents and also worked for other farmers in the area. In 1954, he began work for road construction crews, building highways all over the province, such as the Cloverleaf at Prince Albert, the highway from Lumsden to Regina, and down the steep hills of the Qu’Appelle Valley and elsewhere. He was known as an excellent operator, manning the eucalid, which at the time was the largest earth moving equipment built. He worked at road building during the summer and on the farm during the winters. He joined the Department of highways, when it was formed, working a total of 33 years and 15 days on the highways retiring in June 1987. Alex married Elsie Stadnick on December 16, 1961 and to this union one daughter, Sheila Faye was born in 1964. Elsie died in 1970. Alex had a passion for the world of nature, spending much time driving around and observing wildlife. He loved to fish and hunt, and curl. He was a good neighbor, helpful and friendly to all. He loved children, especially his grandson, Sylvan. He leaves to mourn; his daughter Sheila and her husband Gene; grandson Sylvan, his fiancée Leona; his brother Fred (Alice) and sisters, Helen, Pauline (Allan), Irene (Stan) and many nieces and nephews. His parents; his wife Elsie; brothers, Stanley and Bill and a sister Julia predeceased him.

BACHINSKI – Elsie (nee Stadnick) Bachinski, 31 of Preeceville, passed away at her home on October 29, 1970. Funeral service was held in the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall at Sturgis and burial in Preeceville cemetery. Elsie Stadnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stadnick of Preeceville, was born at Rockford where she received her schooling. She was employed at Davidson, Edmonton and Preeceville. She married Alex Bachinski in 1961 and they made their home at Preeceville. She had been ill for a long time. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter Sheila, her parents, four sisters, Mary Guilbault of Kelowna, Helen Haleray of Winnipeg, Nancy Strom of Wadena and Adelle Stachiw of Preeceville; five brothers, David of Flin Flon, William of Fredericton, NB, Alex and John of Thompson and Robert of Preeceville.

BAGNALL – Harold Albert Bagnall, 65 of Preeceville, died on July 26, 1989 in the Preeceville Hospital. He was born July 27, 1923 at Russell, MN and educated at Craibie School in Russell. He farmed at Nut Mountain before enlisting in the armed forces in 1943. After the war he worked in pulp mills at Hudson Bay and Auden, ON, but due to poor health, he moved to Preeceville in 1957, where he worked at various jobs as long as he was able. He was the secretary for the Sask. Wheat Pool committee at Nut Mountain for several years and a member of the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans Association as well as a member of Club 60. He and Ione Strand were married July 10, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, George and Edith, in 1965 and 1986, a brother in 1920 and a granddaughter in 1976, he is survived by his wife, Ione; two sons, Don (Gwen) of Saskatoon and Keith (Lydia) of Winnipeg; two daughters, Sheila (Alex) Bagu of Prince George and Marlys (Gerald) Klein of Endeavour; two sisters, Alice Cooke and Lorna Phillips, both of Brandon and eight grandchildren.

BAGNALL – Ione Eunice Anne Bagnall 74, of Saskatoon an formerly of Preeceville, passed away July 7, 2005 in St. Paul’s Hospital. Born on April 14, 1931 to Carl and Betsine Strand in Ketchen, she was educated at Netchie Hills School. She married Harold Bagnall on July 10, 1950. She worked at Swift Canadian in Yorkton, Preeceville Union Hospital, Canada Post and as co-ordinator for home care services. She was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Lutheran Church Women. Predeceased by her husband, parents, sisters Ilene Strand and Corrine Olson; brothers Milo and Curtis and granddaughter Melanie Bagnall; she is survived by two sons, Don (Gwen) and Keith (Tammy); two daughters, Sheila (Alex) Bagu and Marlys (Gerald) Klein; three sisters, Adeline Nast, Violet Hanson and Margery Richards; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

BAILEY – Donald Clifford Bailey was born October 7, 1911 to Wallace and Annabelle Bailey at Stenen. He married Jean Myhr on November 5, 1934 and they resided at Stenen for several years where Cliff was a grain buyer. In 1941, he joined the RCAF and Jean moved back to Preeceville. In 1956 he was appointed postmaster at Preeceville, the position he held until his retirement in 1976. Clifford passed away in 1994.

BAILEY – Jean (nee Myhr) Bailey was born in 1913. She married Clifford Bailey in 1934. They raised four children: Joan, Robert Karen and Donald. Jean passed away in 2009

BAILEY – William E. Bailey was born in 1883 in New Castle on Tyne in England and immigrated to Canada in 1907. He worked on farms in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. He lost a leg due to a farming accident, but was still determined to homestead on his own. He took up land near Rams, but after three years he had to give up his dream. He went to Moose Jaw where his drafting experience in a shipyard in England was put to use for the railroad and the City planning commission. After 2-3 years he went to Saskatoon to Normal School and taught school in various locations. He arrived in Preeceville in 1927. In 1933 he gave up teaching for medical reasons. He was secretary for the Preeceville Rural Telephone Co. from 1934 – 1949. He married Alberta Baker in 1919 and they had four children: Margaret, Sidney, Joyce and Barry. In 1959 he moved to the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton and lived there until his death in 1977 at the age of 94.

BALL – Fanny Ball, 94 of Preeceville passed away Sept 18, 1974 in Preeceville Hospital. She was born in Lincolnshire, England on July 25, 1880. In 1898 she married William Ball in St. James Church in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. In 1908 they migrated to Canada and resided at Shoal Lake, MB until 1909 when they took up a homestead in the Ormsby district north of Stenen. She endured the hardships of pioneer life and was often called to the bedside of a sick neighbor. For fourteen years she and her husband had the Ormside post office in their home. In 1946 they retired and moved to Preeceville. For many years she served on the church board and has been an active member in the UCW, Eastern Star and Farm Wives Club. Predeceased by her husband; a son Henry; she is survived by her daughter Alice Hamilton of Sturgis; a son James of Stenen; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

BALL – William Ball was born April 24, 1878 in Westashby, England. He married Fanny Robinson on Jan 31, 1898 in England. They came to Canada in 1908 and homesteaded in the Armside district until they retired and moved to Preeceville in 1946. They had three children: Henry, Alice and James. William kept busy in town helping people to landscape their yards. He passed away on June 16, 1965.

BANADYGA – Mary (nee Kuzminski) Banadyga 97, of Preeceville passed away on November 20, 1999. She was born July 12, 1902 in Bucact, Ukraine. She did not attend school, but worked on the family farm from eight years old. She helped with her two brothers and with housework and was a member of the Catholic women’s organization. She married Myron Banadyga on January 27, 1918 at Hryhoriw Church. Predeceased by her parents, Tom and Martha Kuzminski, her husband, a son Walter, a daughter Helen and five brothers, Mike, Walter, Frank, Jack and Peter; she is survived by a son Steve; two daughters, Stella Panasiuk and Pauline Romanyshyn both of Preeceville; 19 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

BANADYGA – Myron (or spelled Marion) was the youngest son born to Mykyta and Mary Banadyga in 1896. He came with his family to Canada in 1903 from the village of Kowaliwaka in Western Ukraine to a homestead in the Hryhoriw district. He attended school for only three months and then had to quit when his father died in 1911. He eventually took over the family farm. In January 1918, he married Mary Kozminsky. They had two sons and three daughters. When his children grew to be of school age, he became active in school affairs, served as trustee and chairman for many years. In 1946 they moved to Wadena and went into retail business for 2 years with their son Steve and then returned to Preeceville. Marion did carpentry work until his retirement. He passed away on their 63rd wedding anniversary in January 1981.

BANADYGA – Walter Banadyga was born in 1920 on the family farm to parents Myron and Mary Banadyga. He married Pauline Blahay in 1941 and they purchased land. They had two children: Sylvia and James. Walter died in 1946.

BARAN – Elsie (Alice) Baran, 88 of Preeceville, died on August 26, 1983 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Elsie Stachiw was born April 1, 1895 in the village of Buchach, the county of Monasterycka, Western Ukraine. She came to Canada with her parents, Paul and Christina Stachiw in 1903 and they homesteaded in the Hryhoriw district. She worked on the family farm. She married Joseph Baran in 1915 and they farmed in the Hazel Dell district until their retirement to Preeceville in 1955. She spent two and one half months in the Yorkton Nursing Home before her admittance to the Yorkton Hospital, where she spent one week before her death. Predeceased by her husband in May 1967, six brothers, Mike, Martin, Bill, Stanley, Peter and Steve, and a grandson, Nestor Horbachewski in 1976, she is survived by two daughters, Stella Slogocki of Yorkton and Pauline Horbachewski of Preeceville; six grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

BARAN – Helen (nee Dron) Baran, 69 of Preeceville, passed away May 1, 1995 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on August 19, 1925 in Olesha, she was educated at Hryhoriw School. On November 20, 1955, she married Phillip Baron at Buchanan. She spent her time caring for her family and her home. She was a member of the church and the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s Association. Predeceased by her husband, Phillip; her mother, Mary (nee Antonio); her father, John; and a brother Mike, she is survived by two sons, David (Trish) of Calgary and Ronnie (Janet) of Winnipeg; four sisters, Pauline "Polly" of Flin Flon, Sonia (Ron) of St. Albert, AB, Steffanie of Vernon, BC and Janet (Walter) of Winnipeg; and three grandchildren.

BARAN – Philip Baron, was born in 1910 and came to Canada from the Ukraine in 1929. He came to the Hryhoriw district and lived with his aunt. He worked for neighbors until 1934, then worked as a carpenter until he retired. In 1955 he built a house in Preeceville and the same year married Helen Dron. They had two sons, Ron and David. Philip passed away in 1994.

BARCHUK - Mary (nee Dron) Barchuk, age 78 of Preeceville, passed away April 4, 1974 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was born in the Ukraine and came to Canada with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dron, in 1903. They settled in the Buchanan district. In 1914, she married Nick Barchuk and they farmed in the Olesha district until retiring and moving to Preeceville in 1966. Predeceased by her husband in 1968 and a daughter in 1927, she is survived by four sons, John, Joe and Mike of Preeceville and Bill of Kenmore, AB; a sister, Polly Antonio of Preeceville; a brother Paul Dron of Petawawa, Ontario; two grandchildren, Orest and Thomas Barchuk and two great-grandchildren, Corrie and Jeffrey of Edmonton.

BARCHUK – Mike Barchuk, 74 of Preeceville, died on September 5, 2002. He was born on January 6, 1928 in Preeceville to parents Nick and Mary Barchuk. He attended Monastyr School in the Buchanan district. He worked with his father on the family farm in the Buchanan district and was a labourer in Preeceville until he retired in 1997. Predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Bill and John, he is survived by a brother Joe of Preeceville.

BARTESKI – Anastasia Barteski was born February 19, 1884 at Yawaniwka village, Poland. She married Michael Barteski in June 1902. In 1907, with her husband and daughter Anne left Poland for Canada. They homesteaded first at Hazel Dell and then in the Beaver Bluff district in 1928. The Barteski family included seven girls. One died at birth and three boys – one died in infancy. Their surviving children were: Anne, Pauline, Mary, Kassie, Victoria, Frank, Paul and Joyce In 1947 they retired and moved to Preeceville. Anastasia passed away February 28, 1966.

BARTESKI – Anton Barteski, 83, of Preeceville, passed away July 29, 1972 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a long illness. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born in the Iwanawka district of Trembowlo, Poland in 1889 and came to Canada with his parents in 1907. In 1909 he married Eva Chornomitz and they farmed in the Preeceville district until 1940. He owned a business at Preeceville until 1954 when ill health forced him to quit. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Mike and Nick of Preeceville and Joe of Porcupine Plain; four daughters, Mary Petrowski, Anne Chimko, Margaret Pantuik and Mabel Gulka, all of Preeceville; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

BARTESKI – Eudoxia (Eva) Barteski, 96 of Preeceville, died October 25, 1985 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born Eudoxia Chornomitz on February 14, 1889 at Trembowla, Ukraine, she was educated at Ivaniwka, Ukraine, before coming to Canada in May 1889, with her parents. They settled in the Canora district, where she worked with her parents. On October 27, 1909 she married Anton Barteski at the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Yorkton and they moved to a farm west of Preeceville. In 1940, they moved to Preeceville and started a shoe repair shop. In 1983, she moved to the Lion’s Hostel. Predeceased by her husband, parents, brothers, John, Onufry and Nick, a sister, Polly and a son Joe, she is survived by two sons, Mike and Nick of Preeceville; four daughters, Mary Petrowski, Annie Chimka, Margaret Pantiuk and Mabel Gulka, all of Preeceville; two sisters, Annie Zawericha of Canora and Mary Wowk of Edmonton; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

BARTESKI – Mike E. Barteski, 88 of Preeceville, passed away April 29, 2004. He was born September 20, 1915 in the Hazel Dell district. He attended Orangevale and Beaver Bluff Schools. He came to live with his uncle and aunt, Michael and Anastasia Barteski, where he grew up with eight siblings. When he left the farm, he worked at various jobs. He worked in lumber camps and in carpentry in Winnipeg and Ontario for many years. When he returned to Preeceville in 1982, he lived with his brother, Paul. Predeceased by his parents, Ignace and Dora (Dygan), four brothers, Nick, Paul and two in infancy, four sisters, Anne, Pauline, Mary and Victoria, he is survived by a brother, Frank and sisters Kassie Kwasney and Joyce Gulka.

BARTESKI – Michael Barteski was born November 21, 1879 at Yawaniwka village – near the city of Trembawla Poland. In June 1902, he married Anastasia Zawerucha. On March 14, 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Barteski, with their four year old daughter, Anne left Poland for Canada. They homesteaded in the Hazel Dell district. In the fall of 1928 the family moved to the Beaver Bluff district near Preeceville where they operated a mixed farming operation until 1947 when they moved into the town of Preeceville and retired. Michael passed away on September 25, 1966

BARTESKI – Nick Barteski, 73 of Preeceville, died on May 27, 1991 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on December 3, 1917 in the Ketchen area, he was the son of Ignace and Todorka Barteski. Following the death of his father, he went to live with his uncle and aunt, Anton and Eva Barteski, at the age of 1.5 years. He attended Orangevale School. He was employed as a drayman in the Preeceville area. He lived with his cousin Mike and his wife, Margaret Barteski, before he joined the army in 1941. He served during the Second World War and trained in Vancouver. Following the war, he retired to Preeceville where he worked as a drayman and also worked at the Coop Creamery and the Parkland Food Store. From 1952 to 1970 he lived with his cousin, Mabel and her husband Steve P. Gulka, then lived on his own until he retired and moved to the hostel in 1981. Prior to moving to the hostel he lived for a time with a cousin, Ann and Harry Chimko. He was a member of the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by his parents, a sister, adoptive parents, Anton and Eva Barteski and their son Joe, he is survived by a brother, Nick of Preeceville and his adoptive family,

BARTESKI – Paraska (Pearl) Barteski, 96 of Canora Gateway Lodge and formerly of Preeceville, died on May 26, 1997 in the Canora Hospital. Born on October 21, 1900 in Iwaniwka, Ternopol, Ukraine, she came to Canada with her parents in 1906 and they homesteaded southwest of Preeceville. She married Mike Zawyrucha in 1913 and they farmed until retiring to Preeceville in 1949. Mike died in 1961. She married Joe Barteski in 1968 and they resided in Invermay until he died in 1977. She moved to Preeceville and then to Canora in 1982. She became a resident of Canora Gateway Lodge in 1993. Predeceased by her father, Steve Owchar in 1961, her mother Eva in 1973, her first husband, Mike in 1961, her second husband, Joe Barteski in 1977, two sons, Tom in 1979 and Walter in 1993, a daughter Katie Chornomitz in 1993, a brother, Andrew, and two sisters Annie Chornomitz and Tillie Ostapowich, she is survived by six sons, Bill (Verna) and Metro (Ann) both of Windsor, ON, Paul (Madelyn) of Yorkton, Sam (Violet) of Viscount, John (Ann) of Vernon, BC and Nick (Lorraine) of Vancouver; four daughters, Mary Enquist of Winnipeg, Nettie Moskwa of Red Lake, ON, Eva of Niagara Falls, ON, and Anne Hopkins of Merritt, BC; one sister, Mary (Bill) Kiowski of Preeceville; 38 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

BARTESKI – Paul Barteski 83 of Preeceville, passed away on March 4, 1999. Born July 20, 1915 southwest of Ketchen, he attended Orangevale and Beaver Bluff schools. He farmed until retiring in 1982 and moved to Preeceville. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Anastasia (Zawerucha), four sisters, Mary in 1994, Pauline in 1982, Ann in 1995 an Victoria in 1997; two brothers and a sister in infancy; he is survived by two brothers, Mike and Frank and two sisters, Kassie Kwasny and Joyce Gulka.

BECKEN – Hans Becken and his wife Olene, left Elverum, Norway in 1800, as a young married couple and immigrated to the USA. They settled in Pope County, Minn. where four children were born. In 1905 the family moved to Canada and took up a homestead. They moved to Preeceville in 1913, where Hans owned a saw rig and sawed wood for people. He did other jobs as well, including night watchman at Gelmon’s Store for a number of years. Hans passed away in 1952.

BECKEN – Olena Becken was born in 1870 in Norway. She and her husband, Hans immigrated to the United States and settled in Pope County, Minnesota, where four children were born, Clara, Augusta, Oliver and Christian. In 1905 the family moved to Canada and homesteaded near Preeceville. In the early days, church services were held in their home and Olena became one of the founders of the Lutheran Ladies Aid. The family moved into Preeceville in 1913. Olena passed away in 1930.

BECKEN – Kristian Andrew Becken 90, of Preeceville passed away on June 10, 1986. Born in Pope County, Minnesota, to Hans and Olene Becken on November 20, 1895, he received his primary education in Pope County. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1905, who settled in the Waler district. He attended Waler, Beaver Bluff and Preeceville schools. He farmed before his marriage to Ruth Lundgren and then took over dray duty in Preeceville for the next 25 years or so. He then worked part time doing carpentry work, was employed with the Co-op Creamery and the skating rink, and then worked as janitor for the school for approximately five years. Before his retirement in 1969, he was employed with the Preeceville Cemetery Association. He retired to the Preeceville Lions Hostel in 1970 and resided there until his death. He is survived by a son, Raymond of Winnipeg; a daughter Olivine Peterson of Preeceville, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

BEDBOROUGH – George Edward was born in Picton, Ontario in 1883. His first and only move was to the Waler district in 1903. He served as a trustee on the Waler school board for a few years. In 1910 he was married in Canora, SK His wife’s name was Mabel May. They had one son, Jim, born December 10, 1911. George passed away in 1943.

BEDBOROUGH – James Henry Bedborough, 79, of Preeceville, passed away on October 11, 1991 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity united Church, with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. He was born on December 10, 1911 in Preeceville and received his education at Waler School and high school in Buchanan. He worked with his father on their farm until his death, then took over the family farm. Predeceased by his father, George in 1943 and his mother, Mabel in 1975, he is survived by cousins, Ron (Joan) Peel of Preeceville and Grace (Wilf) Walsh of Wynyard.

BEDBOROUGH – Mabel May Bedborough was born in 1880 in Monmoth, England. She came to Canada in 1910 and the same year married George Bedborough at Canora, SK. They farmed south of Preeceville, in the Waler School district. Mabel was a charter member of the Homemakers organization in 1915. They had one son, James. Mabel lived to the age of 95 years and passed away in 1975

BEECH – Jennie Beech, 84 of Benito and formerly of Preeceville, passed away January 30. 1994 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral service held in the Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born August 30, 1909 in Hryhoriw, Ukraine to Samion and Alexandra Yacishyn, she immigrated to Canada at an early age. She received her education at Checkow School. She worked in a number of homes until she married Sydney Beech on January 8, 1937 As a sideline, she made many wedding cakes. She was a member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Women’s organization. Predeceased by her parents, Samion in 1948 and Alexandra in 1962, her husband Sidney in1981, five sisters, Mary Pasloski in 1926, Stella Yacishyn in 1928, Pauline Ohksievcz in 1970, Julia Serhan in 1972 and Anne Pankewich, and four brothers, Steve, Peter in 1963, Mike in 1964 and Bill in 1972, she is survived by a son, Thomas of Moose Jaw; two daughters, Doris Cory of Grand Centre, AB and Audrey Dauh of Benito; a brother, Nicholas Yacishyn of Preeceville; a sister, Minnie Yacishyn of Preeceville; and eight grandchildren.

BEECH – Sidney J. Beech was born in England in 1891 and came to Canada in March 1914 to Hovelock. The same year he enlisted in the army and served in Belgium till 1916. He spent time in a hospital overseas and at Kingston, ON. He worked in a soldier settlement farming at Kapuskasing, ON. He came to Preeceville in the spring of 1918. He worked construction on the RR and then in 1920 bought land five miles south and one mile west of town. He married Jenny Yacishyn on Jan. 8, 1937. They had two daughters, Doris and Audry and a son Tom. They retired to Preeceville in 1950. Sydney passed away in 1981

BELANGER - Signe (Peterson) Belanger, 81 of Preeceville, died on October 14, 1994 at her home. She was born on April 10, 1913 in Preeceville and educated at Beaver Bluff School. Her first job was at a laundry in Regina. She returned home to work for Morris Gelmon at his general store. She retired at age 65. On July 10, 1974, she married Laurence Belanger at St. John Lutheran Church. They fished, gardened and traveled together. Predeceased by two brothers, Maynard and Arnold, she is survived by her husband and a sister Ruth Jensen of Preeceville.

BELESKY – Annie Belesky was born in 1923 in the village Novytek, povet Dybno in Ukraine. Her father died when she was 14 years old and ambitious she decided she would like to venture into a new country. Her dreams came true when after a year, a reply to her letter came from her uncle from Canada. She left behind her mother Sophia, a sister and a brother. She came to the Loon Lake district and joined her aunt and uncle in 1938. She met and married John Belesky on June 4, 1939. They moved to the Halycry district in 1946. They had five children. Lydia born in 1940, Peter born in 1943, Elizabeth born 1950 and twins Orest and Oresteen born 1956.

BELESKY – John Belesky was born in 1911, in Dworge, Zolkiew Poland. He came to Canada in 1929, with his parents Josephat and Mary Belesky and a brother Bill. One other brother, Michael remained in their native land. The family took up a homestead in the Loon Lake area. He married Annie Niznik on June 4, 1939. They came to the Halycry district in 1946 and purchased land. John liked to hunt and trap and helped other farmers with their harvest. They retired from the farm and moved to Preeceville in 1977. John passed away in May 1980.

BELL – Marjorie Myrtle (Reynolds) Bell was born in Preeceville on September 1, 1922 and grew up on the family farm. She joined the army and was stationed in Regina, where she met and married Bill Bell. They relocated to Saskatoon early in their married life. Marj was active in the Westmount Home and School and the Sask. Recreational Centre. Sears employed her in customer service until her retirement. She and Bill enjoyed hockey and took many tips to watch their son-in-law play in the NHL. After her husband’s death she went to Detroit to live with her daughter and was proud of her picture taken in the dressing room with the Stanley Cup. Marj passed away July 26, 2004 at Extendicare Preston, Saskatoon. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents Marshall and Minnie Reynolds, brother Robert, sister Louise; she is survived by her daughter Brenda Lewis and grandchildren Ryan and Meagan; her son Don of Saskatoon, grandson Christopher; sisters, Ellen Shunk, Elsie Roste and Shirley Strand and one brother Robert Richard.

BELYEA – Harry Robert Belyea was born August 22, 1871 in Fredericton, NB. The family came west to Grayson in 1910, then moved to Preeceville in 1915. He worked as a labourer at a hotel and a store. Later they filed on a homestead in the Ypres district. In the winter Harry worked in lumber camps. Harry and his wife Florence Elizabeth (born May 2, 1871 in Fredericton) had eleven children. Harry passed away in 1930.

BEREZITZKY – Natalka (nee Dembeski) Berezitzky, 80 of Preeceville, died on July 20, 1989 at the Plains Health Centre at Regina. Funeral service held in Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. The oldest of eight children, Natalka Dembeski was born December 7, 1908 in the Ukraine. She came to Canada when she was five years old. In 1932 she married Paul Berezitszky and they farmed in the Hazel Dell district. In 1962, they moved to Preeceville and for the past four years, she made her home in the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Paul in 1975, three brothers John, Mike and Pete and three grandsons, she is survived by two sons, Bill (Helen) of Preeceville and Pete (Erma) of Creighton; three daughters, Ann Buchinski of Preeceville, Jean Kowaski of Winnipeg and Julie (Ted) Hearn of Preeceville; three brothers, Nick of Sudbury, Bill of Melville and Sam of Duck Lake; a sister, Nettie Darmochid of Foam Lake; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

BEREZITSKY – Paul Berezitsky, 82, of Preeceville, passed away June 25, 1975 at the Preeceville Hospital after a long illness. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born in the Ukraine, he came to Canada in 1910. He married Natalie Dembiski in 1932 and they farmed in the Hazel Dell district. They moved to Preeceville in 1961. Predeceased by his parents and a brother in the Ukraine, he is survived by his wife; three daughters, Ann Buchinski and Julia Hearn of Preeceville and Jean Kowaski of Winnipeg; two sons, William of Preeceville and Pete of Creighton; a brother, Alex in the Ukraine; 16 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

BERG – Andrew Berg was born in 1867 in Vermeland, Sweden and came with his parents to the States in 1878 and settled in Terrace, Minn. He married Hanna Aker in 1895. They had three children: Hanna, Arthur and Beatrice. Andrew came to Canada in 1905 and took up a homestead three miles west of Ketchen. He built a house and barn and dug a well. His wife and children came the following year bringing livestock, machinery and household items. Besides farming Andrew did some carpentry and blacksmith work. They moved to Preeceville in 1913. He went into a partnership to start a store, but it never got going so he sold out his share and went into partnership with Peter Elleraas in a shoe repair shop. Later he bought Peter’s share out and continued with shoe repair and sold harness, which he continued until 1936. Andrew passed away December 5, 1937.

BERG – Arthur Berg the son of Andrew and Hanna Berg, was born on July 4, 1901 in the States He came to Canada with his parents in 1906. He had his schooling in Preeceville. He worked in the Co-op Creamery in Moose Jaw. He graduated as a barber in Winnipeg, but never followed the trade. He was a construction worker with Pool Elevators for 19 years. He continued to carpenter in Preeceville after retirement. He passed away in 1964.

BERG – Clifford Byron Berg, 78 of Sturgis, passed away on October 5, 1992. Born on March 3, 1914 at Elma, Washington to Martin and Bertha Berg he immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of three and settled in the Sturgis area. He was educated at Midland School. He was a carpenter in Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Gilliam, MB for about 30 years. He also worked as a television and radio repairman and was known to make radios. He returned to Sturgis in 1975. He was a member of the North Prairie Lutheran Church. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Clarence and a sister Lillian, he is survived by two brothers, Melvin and Norman and four sisters, Clara Archibald, Mildred Jaques of Endeavour, Bernice Henkelman of Seattle and Inga Brown of Preeceville.

BERG – Hannah Berg (nee Aker) was born in 1872 at Elverum, Norway. In 1892, she came with her parents to the United States, where they settled in Terrace, Minn. She married Andrew Berg in 1895 and three children were born to them: Hanna, Arthur and Beatrice. She came to Canada in 1905 to join her husband, who had came a year prior to take, a homestead in the Ketchen district. In 1913, they moved to Preeceville. Hannah passed away November 7, 1952.

BERG – Helga (nee Kvern) Berg, born in 1884, in North Dakota, the daughter of Albert H. and Karine Kvern. She came to Canada with her parent and siblings to a homestead near Preeceville. Helga married Oliver Berg in January 1914 at her parent’s home. Her husband passed away in 1925 and she passed away in 1930

BERG – O. C. ‘Ole’ Berg was born in 1863. He and his wife Dorothea, came from the States to Canada in 1910 and lived one half mile south of Preeceville. Ole worked in Kelly’s Hardware Store for several years. They left Preeceville and went to Bawlf, Alberta, returning in 1941. Ole did carpentry work. He died at the age of 81 years in 1944.

BERRY – Alice (nee Cook) Berry, died at her home in Sturgis, on October 18, 1944. She was 71 years old. She was born at Lockwood Yorkshire, England, on June 11, 1873. She was the daughter of the late John and Martha Cook of the same town. In April 1902, she married Fred Berry of the same district and came to Canada in the spring. They first settled near Devils Lake, but later they moved to what is now the Corofin district. They farmed until the spring of 1939, at which time they retired and moved to Sturgis. Mrs. Berry will long be remembered for her kindness to everyone in trouble, her unfailing effort on behalf the church and Sunday school formation. Her time was ever the disposal of anyone who needed her help. Remaining to mourn her loss is her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Ilene Reagan and an adopted son, Olaf of Toronto; and six grandchildren. Funeral service was held in the United Church in Sturgis and burial was in Preeceville Cemetery.

BERTON – Magnus was born May 9, 1916. He married Phyllis Lebo in 1941 and they had one daughter, Carroll. Magnus died in a plane crash December 5, 1951.

BERTON – Phyllis Mae (nee Lebo) was born in 1919 in Moose Jaw, to parents Sidney and Evelyn Lebo. She took her high school in Swift Current and Normal School in Saskatoon and taught school in Lintlaw for five years. She married Magnus Berton in 1941. They had one daughter Carroll, who was raised by her grandparents after her parents passing. Phyllis died in 1948.

BEY – Mary (nee Nazar) Bey, 69 of Preeceville, passed away in South Okanagan General Hospital on September 22, 1979. Funeral was held at Kelowna, BC. Committal service was held at Preeceville on September 27th and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born at Preeceville, she received her education there. She married Harry Bey in 1930 and they resided in the Buchanan area. After the death of her husband in 1942, she moved to Preeceville and resided with her family. She was an active member in the Preeceville Pentecostal church. Predeceased by her husband in 1942, her mother in 1953, her father in 1966, and a daughter Elsie Ellen Peel in 1971, she is survived by two sons, Norman of Kelowna and Raymond of Campbell River; two daughters, Josie Braithwaite of Toronto and Margaret Knight of ElToro, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Nazar of Preeceville and Harry Nazar of Regina; and 12 grandchildren

BILAN - Florence (nee Malinowski) Bilan passed away suddenly on December 2, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Flo was born January 13, 1943 in Winnipeg, MB. to Joe and Joan Malinowski. Flo is predeceased by her parents, brother Bill and daughter Shelley Wilgosh. She is survived by her loving husband Howard of 49 ½ years; her 3 sons, Kelly (Sandy), Curtis (Jen) and Trevor (Colleen); daughter, Tanya; grandchildren, Michael, Jared, Chelsey (Devon), Adam, Jessy, Brady-Ann, Madison, Mason, Andrew, Katlyn, Alex and Nathan; a brother Joe; Flo was a homemaker and had a passion for sewing, cooking, canning, doing crafts and volunteering for numerous local organizations. She was employed as a nurse’s aid at the Preeceville Lions Hostel, she also taught Sunday school, was involved in the curling club and was a charter member of the Lioness Club. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandchildren and the love she shared with family and friends. Flo will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.

BILOKRELY – Josie (nee Ockochinski) Bilokrely 63, of Preeceville died on March 17, 1982 at the University Hospital, Saskatoon. Funeral held at Preeceville United Church. Josie Ockochinski was born on January 15, 1919 at Wishart, SK. She received her education there and married John Bilokrely on May 30, 1937 at Theodore. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Grace Kut of Preeceville, Bette Klassen and Iris Stone, both of Saskatoon and Phyllis Burton of Calgary; a brother, Edward Ockochinski of Theodore; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

BINDE – Hagvart Julian Binde, 86, passed away September 10, 1979 in Yorkton Union Hospital, where he had been a patient since February. Funeral was held in Godfrey’s Funeral Home Chapel. Born at Volga, S.D in 1892, he emigrated to Canada in 1916 and lived at Killam, AB, Spy Hill, SK, where he farmed from the fall of a1923 to 1937 and Birch River, MN and eventually at Sturgis, where he arrived in the fall of 1949, the year he married Jenny Brooks of Sturgis. He was known for his skill at finding waster by ‘witching wells’. He worked for Pete Peniuk for 25 years on the farm. He didn’t take a wage, but Peter supplied him with meat and took him where he had to g o. H could speak Swedish, Norwegian, English, German and Dane. Predeceased by his parents; his wife in 1972; four brothers and two sisters; he is survived by two brothers and a niece in the States.

BJORNSTAD – Ethel (nee Saughmyhr) Bjornstad, 82 of Preeceville, passed away on May 2, 2005 at the Regina General Hospital. She was born on February 18, 1925 in the Ketchen district to Bernard and Edith (nee Gowan) Saughmyhr. She was educated at Netchie Hills School. After high school, she waitressed and then worked as a housekeeper until 1947. She married Orville Bjornstad on July 27, 1947 and they lived on the Bjornstad homestead until 1955, when they moved into Preeceville. She worked as a cook for gravel crews in the summer and bush camps in the winter until 1958, when she and her family moved to Bigger, where she worked as a retail clerk for one year. After moving back to Preeceville, she worked at the McLeods Hardware store for several years. She was a member of the Sask. Wildlif4 Federation. Predeceased by her parents; she is survived by her husband; one daughter Judy of Preeceville; one brother Lawrence (Doreen) Saughmyhr and one sister, Bernice (Lyndon) Johnson.

BJORNSTAD – Ole H. Bjornstad was born in December 1871 in Norway. In 1880, with his parents and two sisters, they immigrated to Hillsboro, ND. In 1903 Ole came to Canada and took a homestead in the Astwood district. In 1919 his parents and sister arrived His sister Gunda (Mosbey) a widow, had five children. In 1920 Ole married Theodora Buchinski, a widow with two children – Jennie and Olga. Ole was the first councilor for division 5, when Preeceville municipality was formed. Ole passed away December 1951.

BJORNSTAD – Theodora Bjornstad was born in 1890. She had two children, Jennie and Olga by a previous marriage. In 1920 she married Ole Bjornstad and they had two children, Orville and Rose, who attended Etoimamie school. Theodora was a jolly, hard working woman with a big heart. She died in June 1977.

BLACK – Willis Black, 88 of Crystal Lake, died on December 2, 2003. He was born on December 9, 1914 in Winnipeg to William and Ida Mae Black. He attended school and Business College in Winnipeg obtaining a diploma in business and accounting. In 1934 he and his brothers, Earl and Leonard, moved to Crystal Lake to begin developing the property that their mother had homesteaded in 1904. In addition to building cottages, a store, change rooms and a family home, they established a farm. In 1940, he moved to Hamilton, where he worked as a machinist for the Hamilton Bridge Co. Though he attempted to enlist in the army, he spent the war years as a foreman overseeing the building of tanks. In 1946, he moved back to Crystal Lake and for the rest of his life, he operated Blacks Beach and farmed in the area. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Leonard and Earl, a sister Muriel and a grandson Darren, he is survived by his former wife, Eileen Jackson of White Rock, BC; two daughters, Sharon Black and Sandra Jeffrey; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and five great grandsons, and three step-great-granddaughters.

BLAHAY – Steve Blahay was born in 1925, and took his primary grades at Chechow School. Later he helped his father farm. On October 27, 1950, he married Lucy Kiowski. He took over the family farm. In December 1954 he left the farm and went to work for Down’s Garage until 1965. He then bought the West End Service Station. They raised three sons, Gerald, Dale and Robert. Steve passed away in 1988.

BLAHEY – Danylo Blahey was born in the Ukraine in 1878. He married Anna Baran in 1905 in the village of Hryhoriw. They came to Canada along with a daughter; Stella in May 1910 and by fall had taken a homestead. Six more children were born to them in Canada: Julia 1910, Ksena 1913, Polly 1921 and Steve born in 1925. (Two children died in infancy, Bill and Polly)

BLOSKI – Dan Bloski, 69 of Preeceville and formerly of Hazel Dell, died on January 4, 1982 at his home. Funeral service was held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born May 10, 1912 in the Dobrowody district, north of Rama, he was educated at Lone Spruce School. He married Julia Mykytyshyn on May 3, 1936 at Dobrowody Ukrainian Catholic Church. They farmed in the Hazel Dell district, retiring in 1970 and moving to Preeceville. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Hazel Dell and Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Karpo and Irene Bloski; a sister, Ann Chemil of Hazel Dell in1938 an a brother Julian of Porcupine Plain in 1977; he is survived by his wife; four sons, Bill of Prince Albert, John of Edmonton, Walter of Preeceville an Eugene of Saskatoon; two daughters, Mary (Paul) Pasiechnik of Preeceville and Elizabeth (Steve) Barteski of Invermay; three brothers, Tom and Paul of Porcupine Plain and Harry of Eston; a sister, Stella Chepil of Kenora, ON and eight grandchildren.

BLOSKI – Julia (nee Mykytyshyn) Bloski was born on July 25, 1911 in the Olesha district to parents, Phillip and Christine (Cherkowski) Mykytyshyn. Julia had three brothers; John, Sam and Paul and eight sisters, Annie, Mary, Pauline, Helen, Stella, Dora, Ethel and Maggie. She attended Hryhoriw School. Upon leaving school she worked as a housekeeper on farms in the area. She married Dan Bloski in the Dobrowody Church on May 3, 1936. She passed away May 28, 2007 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Julia is survived by her sons John and Walter; daughters Mary and Elizabeth and several grandchildren and sisters, Pauline, Helen and Dora.

BLOSKY – Bill, 71 of Beausejour, MN and formerly of Preeceville and Okla, passed away April 13, 1982, at Winnipeg. Funeral held from the chapel of Preeceville Home. Born on December 9, 1910 at Preeceville, he was educated at Chechow School. He married Ruth Elvera Enquist in October 1929, in the Yorkton Lutheran Church and they farmed southwest of Preeceville. He was also employed in a sawmill. Predeceased by his wife in 1977 and two sons, Roger in 1973 and Raymond as an infant; he is survived by two sons, Ray Bear of Dubuc, AB and Randall Blosky of Preeceville; five daughters, Marion Kriag and Nadine McCullough of Grand Prairie, Gwen Haytema of Yorkton, Wendy Parkmanof of Roblin and Glenda Johnson of Beausejour; a brother, Paul of Williams Lake; two sisters, Mary Darmchid of Vernon and Annie Skawronski of Kelvington; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BLOSKY – John Blosky, 71 of Preeceville, passed away on February 9th. Funeral was held at Godfrey’s Funeral Home Chapel. Born in the Ukraine he came to Canada in 1907 with his parents who settled on a farm in the Checkow district, south of Preeceville. He farmed until retiring six years ago, when he moved to Preeceville and stayed with Stella and Julius Shuya. Predeceased by his father in 1922; and his mother in 1961; he is survived by two brothers, Bill of Okla and Paul of Williams Lake, BC. six sisters, Julia of Regina, Annie Skowronski of Rockford, Pauline of Toronto, Tillie and Stella of Calgary and Mary of Vernon, BC

BLOSKY – Ruth (nee Enquist) Blosky, 63 of Okla, passed away in Grande Prairie Hospital on November 28, 1977. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on October 5, 1914, to Sven and Ida Enquist in the Ketchen district, she married Bill Blosky at Yorkton in 1929 and they resided in the Hazel Dell and Okla districts. Predeceased by two sons, Raymond and Roger; her parents and two sisters, Sally and Headvig, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Ray of Quesnel and Randall of Rockford; five daughters, Nadine (Jim) McCoullough, Gwen Hytema of Grand Prairie, Wendy (Don) Parkman and Marion (Fred0 Craig of Hudson Bay and Glenda (Walter) Johnson of Winnipeg; 19 grandchildren, one great grandchild; two brothers and three sisters.

BORGEN – Kenneth Harry Borgen, 69 of Regina and formerly of Ketchen, died on January 28, 1992 at the Wascana Centre. He was born on January 6, 1923 in Okla and educated in the Preeceville area. He worked as a laborer and for the last 10 years had worked for the RCMP at Regina. He had been a member of the Legion. Predeceased by his father, Hans Borgen; his mother, Elizabeth Borgen and a baby sister, he is survived by three brothers, Engman of Lintlaw, Louis of Preeceville and Morris of BC and two sisters, Linda Olsen and Hannah Reeder of Oregon.

BORGEN - Louis Hilding Borgen, the son of Hans and Elizabeth Borgen, was born November 2, 1915. He attended school at Beaver Falls and Preeceville Schools. When he was fifteen years old, he was hospitalized with a bone disease. After several operations, he had his leg amputated. He worked at various jobs and farmed for a few years. He worked on the turkey ranch and also worked as a carpenter. In the early 1940’s Louis and his dad Hans, built the altar, pulpit and baptismal font in the Poplar Grove Lutheran Church at Ketchen. He like horses and even spent some time as a horse trader. Some of the things he learned as a horse trader helped him later on in life. When he retired, he took up woodworking, making cabinets and knick-knacks of every sort, which can be seen around the house. He passed away November 5, 1994 at Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, a sister as a baby, one brother, Ken. He leaves to mourn his loving companion of 32 years, Jeannette Bird, of Preeceville and he was like a father to Gary, Larry, Gordon, Darlene and Eileen. Louis was like a grandpa to 8 grandsons, 8 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren; Sisters, Hannah Reeder of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Linda Olson, Trail BC, brothers, Morris (Vi) of Quesnel, Engmen (Margaret) of Lintlaw and numerous nieces and nephews.

BOYKO – Hilliary Boyko was born in 1876 in the village of Shwykiw. He learned the Ukrainian and Polish language at home, German in the Austrian Army where he served for six years. He worked with land surveyors and found a homestead to his liking. He met Theodosia Nazar and in order to get married before a priest they had to make the round trip to Yorkton and back on leg power. They raised ten children: Marie, Julius, Julius, Walter, Myron, Olga, Sylvia, Emil, Sopko and Bohdon. He helped to organize the Hryhoriw School district. He was the first chairman and served many years on the School board as secretary/treasurer. He took an active part in organizing the grain Growers store and Wheat pools. He was one of the founding members of the Hryhoriw Community Hall in 1931. They retired to Preeceville in 1941. He passed away in 1944.

BOYKO – Mike Boyko, 71, passed away in May 1974 in Preeceville Hospital, following a long illness. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born in the village of Chechow in Ukraine, e came to Canada with his parents in 1904. He attended Chekow School, six miles west of Preeceville. He married Stella Blahay in 1923 and lived on a farm for seven years. In 1930, they moved to Preeceville where he operated a general store. They retired in 1954, but continued to live at Preeceville. Predeceased by an infant son in 1930, he is survived by his wife; two daughters, Pauline (Ray) Lebo and Mary (Gordon) Downs, both of Preeceville; a brother, Teddy of Yorkton; four sisters, Stella Shuya and Doris Mateush of Preeceville, Mary Pilchak of Quesnel and Pauline Steciuk of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

BOYKO – Stella (nee Blahay) Boyko was born November 8, 1906 in Hryhoriw, Ukraine, she moved to Canada with her family in 1910 and settled on a farm in the Checkow district. She attended Checkow School and married Mike Boyko on November 18, 1923. They lived on the farm until moving to Preeceville in 1930, where they went into business with Steve Rivney. In 1933 they bought out Rivney and continued to run the general store until 1954, when they retired. Stella passed away July 29, 1999 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her parents Danelo and Anna Blahay, her husband, a son Steve, a daughter Pauline Lebo, two brothers Bill and Steve, a sister Polly in infancy, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Downs and three sisters, Julia Nazar, Polly Duguid and Ksena Gulka and many grandchildren.

BOYLE – Edgar Allan Boyle, 50 of Preeceville died on November 6, 2001 in Hanna, AB in a car accident. He was born November 19, 1950 in Preeceville. He attended Lintlaw and Preeceville schools, University of Sask. and Sask. Technical Institute. He married Eileen Topola on July 4, 1975 at the Greek Orthodox Church in Assiniboia. He worked in the Thompson mines, as a farm labourer and assisted his father at Preeceville Radio and TV. Following his father’s death, he and his brother, Howard continued the business. After graduating from Western College of Remedial Massage in Regina, he operated a massage therapy clinic. He was an active member of the Sask. Roughriders football organization and a member of the Roughrider Snowmobile Assoc., Preeceville curling club, Lions club, slo-pitch, hardball and a minor league baseball coach. Predeceased by his parents, Arza and Mary Boyle, and a twin brother at birth; he is survived by his wife Eileen; three sons, Bryce, Darby and Ryley; five brothers, Jim, Dan, Russ, Howard and Ron; eight sisters, Lill, Shirley, Corinne, Judy, Sandra, Anita, Sharon and Barb.

BOYLE – Howard Arthur Boyle was born to Arza and Mary (Rieberger) Boyle on November 22, 1947 in Preeceville. He died July 27, 2010 in Yorkton Hospital. He is survived by brothers, Jim (Carol) of Kamloops, Dan (Lil) of Williams Lake, BC, Russell (Judy) of Elbow and Ronald (Cindy) of Preeceville; sisters, Shirley (Jim) Day of Surrey, BC, Corinne (Sam) Didluck of Spruce Grove, AB, Judy Stefanyshyn of Edmonton, Sandra, Sharon (Dale) Zubko and Anita all of Preeceville, Barbara (Henry) Malchuk of Winnipeg. Howard was educated in Lintlaw, Preeceville and Sturgis. From high school he went to the University of Sask. in Saskatoon, and then SIAST/Palliser Institute in Moose Jaw. He worked in the mine in Thompson, construction in Regina, Preeceville Radio & TV and as an instructor at SIAST in Moose Jaw, until his program was closed in 2007. Some of Howard’s hobbies included gardening, reading, golfing and football. He was a member of Sask. Wildlife. When he lived in Moose Jaw, he did volunteer work in the Festival for Trees, the Warriors Hockey Team and the Health Foundation Fashion Show. Howard was predeceased by his father, Arza in 1975, his mother, Mary in1980; sister, Lillian Holman in 2002, his brother Edgar in 2001 and brother-in-law, Ernie Stefanyshyn in 2002. Howard was an uncle 27 times, a great uncle 23 times and a great-great uncle twice.

BRIGGS - Marietta Briggs was born in 1858. She was widowed in 1912 and came to live with her son William. A practical nurse by profession, she put her training into good use. She was a charter member of the United Church and the Hospital Guild. She stayed in her home until the last year of her life, when she fell and broke her hip. She died on June 6, 1956 at the age of 98.

BRIGGS – William Briggs came to Canada from Fergus Falls, Minn. in 1904 and homesteaded in the Weyburn district until 1908. In 1911 he purchased land in the Hazel Dell area and farmed until 1915 and then moved to Preeceville. He worked for Ernie Lowe until 1919, then took over the dray business himself. He had an icehouse and cut ice blocks from Annie Laurie Lake and would deliver these to homes three times a week. Quiet in manner and diligent in his work, he donated much, toward the building of the Preeceville Hospital and the public hall. William passed away April 16, 1960.

BRODZIAK – Walter Brodziak, 67 of Preeceville, died on October 9, 1989. He was born March 30, 1922 to Harry Brodziak and Alexandra Hrynchyshyn at Rama. He was educated at Rama and then was employed by various farmers in the area. In 1950, he became employed by the CNR as a section man and worked at Rama, Margo, Quill Lake, Kuroki, Paswegin, Calder and Buchanan. He became a section foreman in 1962 and was employed at Lynn Lake and the Thompson line in northern Manitoba. He was employed in Preeceville from 1969 to his retirement in 1982. He married Lorna Sakundiak of Buchanan on July 29, 1951 at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama. Predeceased by his father in 1923; his mother in 1960; two brothers, Frankin 1984 and Mike in 1985 an a sister, Stella (Wionzek) Tretiak in 1986, he is survived by his wife, Lorna; a son Brian (Cynthia) of Estevan; four daughters, Karen (Brian) MacPherson of Saskatoon, Sharon (Gerald) Fincaryk of Humboldt, Charlene (Wayne) Swiderski of Invermay, Katherine (Mike) Tschetter of Saskatoon; four sisters, Katie (Andrew) Rudyk of Wadena, Annie (Pete) Wynnchuk of Thunder Bay, Pauline Korchinski of Invermay and Emily (Bill) Nicholat of Wadena and 11 grandchildren.

BROWN – Arthur Brown was born August 16, 1920 in Pangman, SK and attended Robinson Creek School. He was drafted into the armed forces at age 19 and served during the Second World War. He married Christina McIntosh on May 30, 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland and later took over the farm near Ketchen and worked many winters in the lumber industry. He passed away at the age of 79, on June 4, 2000. Predeceased by his wife in 1998, his parents, Harry in 1926 an Inga in 1966; two sisters Remoth and Ruth, he is survived by two sons, Ray and Gregory; five daughters Ann Nickel, Christine Duguay, Donna Brown, Janie Lewis and Sheila Meroniuk; a brother Ralph of AB; three sisters, Gladys Church, Muriel and Joyce of AB and 13 grandchildren.

BROWN – Christina (nee McIntosh) Brown was born May 5, 1925 in Wishaw, Scotland, where she was educated. She was employed there as a hairdresser. She married Arthur Brown of Preeceville on May 30, 1945 at the Wishaw Congregional Church, Scotland. Her husband was in the armed services and stationed there at the time. They later came to Canada where she contributed to the family farming business. Christina passed away on August 23, 1998 at the age of 73. Predeceased by her father, William McIntosh in 1935, her mother Isabella, in 1984 and her sister Jessie in infancy, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Ray and Greg; five daughters, Ann, Christine, Donna, Janie and Sheila; her brother George of Kamloops and 13 grandchildren.

BROWN – Inga (nee Berg) Brown, 96 of Preeceville and formerly of Endeavour, died on November 11, 2005 at the Invermay Health Centre. She was born September 5, 1909 in Hoquiam, Washington to Martin and Freda Berg. She attended Hoquiam and Midland School. She married Henry Brown at her parent’s home on July 16, 1935. They farmed in the Endeavour area for more than 20 years, moving to Preeceville in 1961. She was a volunteer librarian at the Preeceville town library for about 30 years. She was a member of the Midland and North Prairie Ladies aids, hospital and hostel auxiliaries. She was secretary/treasurer of the women’s auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion during the Second World War and an active member of St. Johns Lutheran church. Predeceased by her husband, her parents, four brothers, Clarence, Melvin, Byron and Norman and three sisters, Lillian, Clara Archibald and Mildred Jaques, she is survived by her daughter Margaret of Canora; three grand daughters; a sister, Bernice Knutson of BC and six great grandchildren.

BROWN – Joseph Henry Brown of Preeceville, passed away on August 18, 1989 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church. Born on January 2, 1910 at Outlook, he attended school there and at the University of Sask. in Saskatoon, working as a telephone operator, while he went to university. He was active in sports, especially swimming, skiing, hockey and gymnastics. He started his teaching career at Peerless school in 1928, teaching at Midland, Veteran, Kopje, Beaver Bluff and Preeceville School before retiring in 1980. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 –1945. He also farmed from 1945-1960, specializing in chickens and bees. He was married on July 19, 1935, to Inga Berg at the Berg farm near Endeavour. They moved to Preeceville in 1961. He served as a scoutmaster for many years, and enjoyed the outdoors through fishing, camping and canoeing. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, serving as a church council member, and was active in the Nelson Lake Bible Camp as activity director, lifeguard and on building committees. He built a number of boats for the camp and for the Squaw Lake regional park as part of an extensive hobby in woodworking, along with furniture, lamps, candleholders and wooden bowls. He did wood inlay as well, making jewelry boxes and other small pieces. Predeceased by his parents, Anne and Charles Brown, and a brother, Lewis, he is survived by his wife, Inga; a daughter Margaret (Steve) Krutz of Endeavour; a brother Ted Brown of Mississauga, ON and three grandchildren.

BROWN – Walter Warren Brown, 79 of Preeceville, passed away March 1, 1998 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service at the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on September 21, 1918 in Torquay, SK, he attended Torquay School and moved with his parents to Endeavour at the age of 16. He worked at various jobs until he enlisted in the army in 1942. He served during the Second World War in England, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany and was wounded in April 1945. After his discharge, he spent many months in hospital and eventually returned to the Endeavour district and took over the family farm. He married Anne Kovacs on Oct. 25, 1946 and they cared for foster children for many years. He retired in 1977 and moved to Preeceville in 1992. A member of the Royal Canadian Legion, he was a member of the Endeavour Golden Age Club. Predeceased by his parents, Warren and Bessie, three brothers, Albert, George and Arthur and four sisters, Bernice, Mabel, Ethel and Edna, he is survived by his wife, Anne; a son, Earl (Delores) of Lashburn; a daughter, Janice (Bill) of Prince Albert; a brother, Glen (Eileen) of Estevan; a sister, Lulu of Estevan; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BRYAN – Edith May (nee Olstead) Ritchie Johnston Bryan, 78 of Preeceville, passed away March 27, 1976 after a long illness, in the Yorkton Hospital. Funeral held in the Godfrey’s Funeral Home Chapel. Edith May Olmstead was born at Carman, MB. She later moved to southern Sask. with her family. She married James Ritchie in 1920 and settled in Corning. Mr. Ritchie died in 1941. She married George Johnston in 1943 and lived in Hassan. Mr. Johnston died in 1967. In 1970, she married Lewis Bryan and she lived at Preeceville for the last six years of her life. Predeceased by her parents and a granddaughter, she is survived by her husband; a son, Albert Ritchie of Sturgis; a daughter Ada (Lawrence) Abrahamson of Hay River; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well as stepchildren; a sister, Grace Long of Preeceville; a brother, Bert Olmstead of Wynyard.

BRYAN – Lewis Bryan was born was born December 16, 1893. He assisted his father on the farm. They sharpened ploughshares and did welding for neighbors. In 1914, Lewis homesteaded his own land, which he improved and sold. He worked at Ushers Mill and went out threshing. In 1920 he purchased another farm and built a house. In 1921 he married Nellie Apps. They farmed, as well as Lewis having a lumber sawing and threshing outfits. The Bryans retired to Preeceville in 1944 and Lewis did carpenter work. They had one daughter, Daisy. Lewis passed away in 1981.

BUCHINSKI – Edward Peter Buchinski, aged 75 of Preeceville, passed away January 10, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at St. Patrick’s R.C Church in Sturgis. Burial was in the Preeceville Cemetery. Edward was born on April 26, 1928 in the Rama area to Alexander and Mary Buchinski. He attended Dobrowody North School. He farmed on the family homestead in the Dobrowody area until 1965, when he moved to Preeceville. He worked as a carpenter until he retired at the age of 60. He married Ann Beresitsky in Rama on November 12, 1955. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Mary, five brothers, one in infancy and Paul, Walter, Steve and John, and two sisters, Josephine and Helen, he is survived by his wife, Ann; two daughters, Joanne (Del) Dalton of Preeceville and Darlene (Arlee) Thideman of Preeceville; three brothers, Isador of Hamilton, ON, Anton of Portage La Prairie and Frank of Buchanan; three sisters, Nellie of Prince Albert, Emily of Saskatoon and Jean of Prince Albert; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

BUCK – Alfred G. Buck was born in England on August 24, 1881.He spent four and half years as a sailor in England and has seen much of the world. He came to Canada in 1903 to the Preeceville area. In 1907 he filed on a homestead southeast of Preeceville. In 1924 he became manager of the United Grain Growers store for 12 years and then went back to farming. He married Annie Long in 1915 and they had one son Glenn. Alfred passed away December 28, 1962

BUCK – Annie M. (nee Long) Buck was born at Walkerton, ON, August 9, 1877. She married Alfred Buck in 1915 and they raised one son Glenn. She passed away November 12, 1966.

BURKATSKY – Alexandra (nee Pura) Burkatsky, 64, passed away in Preeceville Hospital on August 3, 1969 after a long illness. Funeral service held at the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Alexandra Pura was born in the Canora district. In 1924, she married Sam Burkatsky and they moved to the Preeceville district. Predeceased by a daughter, Stella in 1941, a brother and three sisters, she is survived by her husband; four sons, Bill of Winnipeg, Paul of Edmonton, Joe of Kamloops and Tony of Cut Bank; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Kletzel of Holdfast and Mrs. Leo Shiplack of Montmartre; two brothers, Bill of Canora and Mike of Tadmore; a sister, Mary and seven grandchildren.

BURKATSKY – Annie Burkatsky 95, of Flin Flon and formerly of Preeceville, died on December 31st at Flin Flon Personal Care Home. Funeral was held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Church in Preeceville. Born on May 5, 1902 in Pine River, MN, she married Bill Burkatsky and they purchased land in the Preeceville district in the 1930’s. They farmed until retiring to Preeceville in 1959. Following Bill’s death in 1978, she moved to Flin Flon. Predeceased by her husband, Bill; she is survived by two sons, Peter and John both of Flin Flon.

BURKATSKY – Paul Burkatsky, 49 of Edmonton and formerly of Preeceville, passed away September 1, 1976 in the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born at Canora, the son of Sam and Alexandra Burkatsky, he moved to a farm near Preeceville with his parents. He attended Preeceville School. He began work with an asphalt crew in 1956 as a machine operator. Predeceased by his mother in 1969 and a sister, Stella in 1942, he is survived by his father at Preeceville; three brothers, Joseph of Kamloops, William of Winnipeg and Tony of Cutbank; two sisters, Minnie Kletzel of Regina and Olga Shiplack of Candiac.

BURYK – Agnes (nee Belous) Buryk was born in 1901, in the village of Doroshivchiw, Bukovina region in Western Ukraine, then known as Austria. She came to Canada with her parents in 1903, and they settled in the Canora area. She married John Buryk in 1919 in St. Basil’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church near Gorlitz. They had seven children: Bill was born in 1921, Mary born in 1925 was struck by a horse and died at the age of three, Mike born in 1925 died in a house fire in the 70’s, Annie born in 1935, Peter in 1930 and Pearl in 1941. Agnes passed away in 2000.

BURYK – John Buryk was born in 1894 in the village of Moskotiwka, povet Borschiw in Austria. He came to Canada in 1913. He married Agnes Belous in 1919. They first homesteaded, then moved to Fort William and John was employed at the grain terminal for a short time. They returned to the prairies and took up a homestead in the Swan Plain area, returned to Gorlitz, then moved to Weyburn. They came to the Lady Lake area in 1930, and farmed on the outskirts of Annie Laurie Lake. They also operated a store in Lady Lake. They came to Preeceville in 1942. John passed away in 1977.

BURYK – Mike Buryk was born in 1925, the son of John and Agnes Buryk. He died in a house fire in 1968 at the age of 43.

BUTLER - Adolpha "Dolly" (nee Gogol) Butler, 69 of Preeceville, passed away May 25, 1982 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral services were held in the United Church in Preeceville. Born on February 10, 1913, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Yanchynsky) Gogol of Lady Lake. She attended Beaver Falls School. She married Stewart Butler of Tillsonberg, Ontario on January 12, 1946 at Hamilton. Following their marriage, they settled at Preeceville, where Stewart owned and operated Hillside Service and Dolly opened a hairdressing shop, which she owned and operated for 40 years. She was a member of the Preeceville Legion auxiliary and a member of the United Church. Predeceased by her husband in 1977; two sisters, Annette Surcon and Pauline Oleshiw and a brother, Victor Gogol; she is survived by a daughter, Carol (Ben) Kuzminski of Preeceville; a son Rodney of Saskatoon; a sister Olga Sawkiw of Preeceville; two brothers, Nestor of Canora and Orvin Gogol of Preeceville and six grandchildren.

BUTLER – Stewart Butler, 63 of Preeceville, passed away on October 6, 1977 at the University Hospital in Saskatoon, following a long illness. The funeral was held in the United Church in Preeceville. Born at Springfield, Ontario, he spent his childhood and early adult life at Tillsonburg, On. He served with the Canada armed forces between 1939 – 1945. In 1946, he married Dolly Gogal and he resided in Preeceville since. He is survived by his wife; daughter Carol (Ben) Kuzminski of Preeceville; son, Rodney of Saskatoon; six grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Carter, Ilene Austin and Ewart Butler.

BYE – Lars M. Bye was born in 1871. He homesteaded in the area in 1903. In 1912 he married Anna Lorentson. She passed away in 1924 Lars farmed until 1931 and then lived with Arnie Jenshus till he passed away in 1964.

BYMAK – William Bymak was born March 3, 1931 on the farm in the Ormside district. He was the first son born to Metro and Pearl (Klemchuk) Bymak. He attended school at Ormside until he entered the work force. William was self-employed, owning various caterpillar equipment, which he used to clear land and do construction work, a job he enjoyed. He was also a skilled welder, which he did for many of his neighbors. On June 4, 1960, he married Pauline Yufrym in Stenen. Together they had one daughter Kelli born in 1962. Later due to the failing health of his father, he and his wife Pauline took over the family farm, which he continued to work until 1997, when he semi-retired due to his own health. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping as well as playing aggravation and cards with friends and relatives. William passed away February 11, 2009 at the age of 77 years in the Yorkton Hospital. He was predeceased by his father Metro in 1971 and his mother Pearl in 1987 as well as his brother Gordon in 1973 and sister Alveen in 1991. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his daughter Kelli (Brian) Arnie and one grandson Nevin Arnie of Yorkton. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral home.

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CAMPBELL – Dorothy (nee Dwyer) Campbell was born in 1914. In 1935 she left Creelman, SK. and came To Preeceville, where she taught at the Norway School for three years. She married Ross Campbell and they raised three girls, Edna May, Eleanor and Margaret. They lived on the Campbell farm until 1955, except for four years spent in Norquay. In 1955, they moved to Preeceville and Dorothy worked at the Telephone Office until 1963 and then they moved to Yorkton and then Moose Jaw. She worked for the armed forces until retirement in 1979 to Gabriola Island in BC. Dorothy passed away in 2002.

CAMPBELL - Mary Jane (nee Adams) Campbell was born in Clifford, Ontario on February 13, 1874. In 1900, she married Thomas Campbell, who predeceased her in 1956. In 1905 they moved west and homesteaded in the Norway district south of Preeceville. Mrs. Campbell was on the Norway School board for many years. She took an active part in the work of the school, Church and Sunday school. Her home was always open to the young people of the district. She was one of the earlier members of the Homemakers Club and during the war helped pack many parcels for the boys over seas. During the later years she and her son resided in Preeceville for the winter months. He r health had been failing for several years, and she passed away in Preeceville Hospital on April 23, 1966 at the age of 92. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons, William of Norquay, Ross of Moose Jaw and Austin at home; four granddaughters and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor and Martha of Toronto.

CAMPBELL – Thomas Campbell was born in 1862. In June 1905 he and his wife Mary Jane (1874-1966) and their children William, Ross and Austin, arrived in Canora, SK from Wiarton, ON. From there they traveled to Uncle William’s homestead, who had lived there since 1902, a mile south of what would be Thomas homestead. Thomas died in 1956.

CAPPER – Fred Capper passed away suddenly at his home on January 4, 1966 at the age of 78. He married Katie Graydon in 1912 at Cork, Ireland. In the same year, he came to Canada and until 1917, was employed by the Toronto City Hydro as an electrical engineer. From 1917 to 1920, he was a pioneer farmer at Kapuskasing, ON. In 1921, he moved to the Endeavour area where he farmed until 1946. At that time he moved to Endeavour and resided there until 1965, when he and his wife moved into the Senior Citizens home at Preeceville. He was a very active community man, and was instrumental in the organization of many Red Cross branches in the area, and in the establishment of the Red Cross Hospital at Endeavour. His leadership in these efforts left a lasting impression on the community. He was a life member of the Endeavour branch of the Canadian Legion; an active member of the Anglican Church, a member of the Endeavour Co-operative Seed Association, a Justice of the Peace for several years; active school district affairs, and helped many families get established, especially in the Rockford area. Mr. Capper leaves to mourn his loss, his wife; one brother Ernest and family in England, two brothers and sister of wife, Ed and family of Winnipeg and Arthur and family of Toronto and Mrs. V. Walker of Toronto. Burial took place in the Preeceville Cemetery.

CAPPER - Gertrude B. K. "Katie" (nee Graydon) Capper died on June 30, 1972. Funeral held in Godfreys Funeral Home Chapel. She was born in Ireland in 1892 and in 1912, she married Fred Capper at Cork, Ireland. They came to Canada the same year, arriving at Toronto. In 1917, they moved to a farm at Kapuskasing, ON. and in 1921 they moved to the Endeavour district, where they farmed until 1946, when they moved to Endeavour. They retired to the Senior Citizens home at Preeceville in 1965. Mrs. Capper was active in community affairs at Endeavour, particularly in the Legion Ladies auxiliary, St. James Anglican Church and the Red Cross. Predeceased by her father, Fred in 1966, she is survived by two sisters, Violet Walker of Scarborough, ON and Mrs. Hester Mason of Peterborough, England and two brothers, Arthur Graydon of Toronto and Edward Graydon of Winnipeg.

CARLSON – Earl Clarence Carlson, 78 of Mundare, AB and formerly of Preeceville and Yorkton, passed away March 19, 1982 at home. Funeral was held at the United Church in Preeceville. Born on December 22, 1904 at Clarion, Iowa, he came to Canada with his parents, John and Clara (Miller) Carlson. He was educated at Waler School. He farmed in the Preeceville district and moved to Yorkton in the early 1940’s, where he worked in the garage business. Upon retirement, he moved to Alberta. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Donna Hantuik and Isabelle (Dolly) Drake, both of Edmonton; a brother, Oscar of Ketchen; two sisters, Virgie Elander of Burnaby and Selma Olsen of Salmon Arm, BC and three grandchildren.

CARLSEN – Franklin Carlson was born in 1895. He was a WW1 veteran and the youngest of eight children. In 1923 he was persuaded by his father Martin Carlson of Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin to come to Canada to farm. Martin had purchased land in 1910 in the Preeceville area and for 13 years made the trip each fall to work on the land, get renters and hopefully to collect some returns. Franklin arrived by train, with a boxcar of machinery, a small fordson tractor and a top buggy. He became acquainted with Bruno Esbensen and they went into a farming partnership, which lasted seven years. They erected a tar paper shack with a lean to for the horses. This served as home until 1927, when a two-room frame bungalow was built. He married Myrtle Peterson in 1929 and they raised three daughters. In 1952 they moved their home to Preeceville, and continued to farm from town. In 1974, Frank was awarded a 50-year Sask. Wheat Pool Plaque. He was one of the first organizers of the Preeceville Farmers Petroleum Co-op in 1938. For a time, Frank trucked gas and delivered fuel to farmers. He served on the Preeceville RM as councilor and reeve. He was a chairman of the Preeceville School board trustees and also chairman of the local Hospital board. He retired from farming in 1972. Frank passed away in 1889. Funeral service was held at St. John Lutheran Church.

CARLSEN – Myrtle (nee Hanson) Carlson was born in 1910 to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elling Hanson. She married Franklin Carlson on June 20, 1929 at her parent’s home. They farmed southeast of Preeceville. They raised three daughters, Doreen, Ladona and Gloria. In 1952 they moved the farm home to Preeceville and continued to farm. Myrtle supplemented home duties by teaching Sunday school for several years and serving in the Lutheran Church Women’s group as well as the Farm Wives club. In 1955, and the following ten years, she was the Home Economics teacher in Preeceville. She also acted as president of the Home and School organization and was on the Sturgis Unit Band committee. Myrtle passed away in 2008.

CARLSON – Betsy (nee Johnson) Carlson was born in 1901. She came to Canada from Barton, ND, with her parents, Charlie and Ida Johnson, and two brothers, Emery and Walter and a sister Alice in 1910. The family homesteaded in the Robinson Creek district, NW of Preeceville. She attended school at North Prairie. Betsy married Olaf Carlson on December 15, 1918 at Preeceville. Olaf sold his land and bought land at Hassan, SK, It had an old two-storey house, where their children were born: Chester, Archie, Virgil, Elmer, Ida, Roy, Walter and Stanley. In 1948 they had a new house moved in. After her husband passed away in 1960, Betsy sold the farm and had a house built in Sturgis. Betsy passed away in 1995.

CARLSON – Clara Carlson was born in 1867 and came from Smaland Sweden, with her husband John C. and son Oscar to Clarion, Iowa. In 1912, they moved to Canada to the Waler School district. They purchased land and built a house, barn and granary. In 1920, they received title to the land. They had three children, Oscar, Earl and Virginia. Her husband, John passed away in 1937. Clara passed away in 1948.

CARLSON – Danny V. Carlson was born in 1950, the son of Virgil and Mabel Carlson. He grew up on his parent’s farm, south of Sturgis and attended school in Sturgis.

CARLSON – Elmer Olaf Carlson passed away on January 23, 1999 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon at 73 years of age. Elmer was born on February 18, 1925 to Olaf and Betsy Carlson on the family homestead near Hassen, SK. He attended Corofin School. He worked on the family farm, trucking and doing bush work. In 1953, Elmer and his dad bought a TD cat and front-end loader that they used for loading gravel, pushing bush and logging. He owned and operated his own gravel and logging truck for a number of years. He operated and repaired heavy equipment. He also worked in the bush for Johnson & Carlson trucking. In 1980, he started working for the RM of Preeceville where he was employed until his retirement in 1990. On Nov. 21, 1959 he married Loretta Rosenkerr in Canora, SK. They lived in Sturgis and were blessed with four children. Elmer was very creative and enjoyed designing and making practical objects. He enjoyed sports on TV, going camping and fishing, playing cards and picking berries. He also enjoyed repairing motors. Elmer was predeceased by his father Olaf in 1960, his mother Betsy in 1995; brothers, Chester, Stanley, Virgil and Walter; and his sister, Ida Lee in 1980. He is survived by his wife Loretta; one daughter Debora Johnson; sons, Donald, Timothy and Allen; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Archie and Roy.

CARLSON – Gerald Don Carlson was born on October 8, 1946. He attended Corofin and Sturgis Schools. He married Glennis Hanson on October 13, 1973 at St. Andrew’s Church in Prince George, BC. After their marriage, Gerald and Glennis resided in Prince George for one year. They returned to Sask. in 1975 and started grain and cattle farming. They also started trucking logs in 1977, with expanded into Carlson Trucking Ltd., specializing in grain and fertilizer for approximately 20 years. In June of 1997, Gerald’s wife passed away after 24 years of marriage. Gerald continued to farm and became the proud owner of the Sask. Wheat Pool elevator in Sturgis in March 2002. Gerald met Rosalia Kish and they were married in October 2005. Together they maintained Gerald’s farming legacy. They also enjoyed leisure activities such as traveling, time spent at the cabin, fishing, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends. He was predeceased by his father Virgil, sister Patricia, two brothers, Danny and Jackie and wife Glennis. He is survived by his mothers Mabel; wife Rosalia, daughters Lauri (Ken) Lozinski, Tracy (Cameron) Kwasny, a son Jerry (Dana) Carlson, stepsons, Stephen (Amy) Kish, John (Kaely) Kish, stepdaughters Terri (Jonathan) Kish and Keyla (Blair) Karcha. Grandchildren, Brittany and Rachel Lozinski, Kendra Kwasny, Lily Kish and Elisa Karcha. Brothers Morris (Bonnie), Brian (Noreen), Wade (Shelley) and Warren (Audrey) Carlson.

CARLSON – Glen Wallace Carlson was born February 12, 1947 and died April 25, 1947. He was the son of Archie and Belle Carlson of Sturgis.

CARLSON – Glennis Gail Carlson, 44 of the Stenen district, died on June 5, 1997, at the Norquay Health Centre. Funeral service held at Hyas Baptist Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on October 30, 1952, in Preeceville, she attended Preeceville and Sturgis Schools. She married Gerald Carlson on October 13, 1973 at St. Andrews United Church in Prince George, BC. They resided there for a year and returned to Sask. in 1975 to begin grain and cattle farming. They began trucking logs in 1977 and expanded into Carlson Trucking Ltd. Hauling grain and fertilizer for the past 20 years. A member and secretary of the Crystal Lake Soil Conservation Cooperative and a member of the District No. 18 ADD Board, she was also on the Farm Credit Corporation appeal board. Predeceased by her brother, Myron Sawka, she is survived by her husband Gerald; her parents, Mary and Gordon Hanson; one son, Jerry Carlson of Stenen; two daughters, Lauri Lozinski of Hyas and Tracy Kwasny of Hardisty, AB; three brothers, Garry (Claudette) Hanson of Dauphin, Darryl Hanson of Edmonton, and Ivan (Tara) Hanson of Prince George, BC; three sisters, Polly (Jack) Davidson and Diane (Bruce) Fremmerlid, both of Prince George and Anne (John) Michaluk of Preeceville and three grandchildren.

CARLSON – Jackie M. Carlson born in 1954 and died in 1962 at the age of eight. His parents were Virgil and Mabel Carlson.

CARLSON – Olaf Carlson a pioneer of Hassan, SK, passed away on July 26, 1960 at the age of 66 from a heart attack at the Preeceville Hospital. Olaf came as a young boy of twelve, with his parents from Summis, South Dakota and settled in the Hassan district. He was married in 1918 to Betsy Johnson. Olaf sold his homestead in 1918 and purchased land west of Hassan, SK., where they lived the past 42 years. Funeral service was held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Betsy, seven sons, one daughter, his mother, four brothers, seven sisters and 21 grandchildren.

CARLSON – Patricia A Carlson was born in 1953, the daughter of Virgil and Mabel Carlson. She died in 1962 at the age of nine.

CARLSON – Robert Stanley Carlson of Sturgis, was killed suddenly and unexpectedly in the early morning of Monday, June 20, 1966. He was born on August 31, 1939 at Canora and received his education at the Corofin School. He worked at various construction jobs, the last being with the Bell Construction Company of Regina. His sudden death occurred near Finnie, as he was returning to work. Funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran Church at Preeceville. Robert leaves to mourn his death; his mother, Mrs. Betsy Carlson of Sturgis; six brothers, Chester and Virgil of Sturgis, Archie of Hassen, Roy of Calgary and Walter of Churchbridge; one sister Mrs. Ida Lee of Tadmore; and 20 nieces and nephews.

CARLSON – Virgil Carlson was born on March 9, 1923, on the family farm west of Hassan, SK. He was the son of Olaf and Betsy Carlson. He took all of his schooling at Corofin School. His earlier years were spent sawing wood, grinding feed and doing various mechanical work for many neighboring farmers. He married Mabel Michaluk on May 4, 1946. After their marriage, they took up residence on Virgil’s farm, where they had a mixed farming operation of cattle, grain and poultry. They had eight children, Gerald, Morris, Danny, Brian, Patricia, Jackie, Wade and Warren. Virgil resided on his farm until passing away, on Dec. 17, 1988.

CARLSON – Walter Carlson, 66 of Winnipeg, MB, and formerly of Hassen, SK., passed away on September 16, 1996. He was born July 26, 1930 at the family farm at Hassen to Olaf and Betsey Carlson. He attended Corofin School and Sturgis Composite School. Walter worked at a variety of jobs including trucking, construction and welding at the potash mines. His parents, Olaf in 1960 and Betsey in 1995; one sister Ida predeceased him in 1980 and by three brothers, Chester and Stanley in 1966 and Virgil in 1988. He is survived by two children, Kevin and Kim Meloney of Saskatoon, three brothers, Archie and Elmer of Sturgis and Roy of Calgary.

CARRAGHER – Maud F. G. (nee Robinson) Carragher was born in England in 1889 and came to Canada in 1907, with her father and older sister, to join her two brothers. She spent her first year with her brother Robert, before going out to work. In August 1912, Maud married Charles Carragher, who owned a livery stable in Sturgis. They built a log home at the west end of Sturgis. They had 8 children. The two oldest, Augusta and Robert were born in Sturgis. Later they purchased one half section of land, 15 miles north of Sturgis to the Endeavour area, where they farmed for 7 years. James (lost his life during WW11 and is buried in the Canadian Cemetery in France), Lillian, Owen and Leonard were born during this time. In 1924 they moved back to Sturgis and had two more children, Mae and Wesley. In 1940 her husband worked for the CN and lived in The Pas, MB. Maud remained in Sturgis, where the children were attending school. They retired to Kelowna in 1950. He husband died in 1957 at the age of 72. Maud made her home in Calgary and in April 1981, she moved to a nursing home. She passed away in 1991 at the age of 101 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

CARRAGHER – Robert E. Carragher was born July 27, 1915 at Sturgis. He was the son of Charlie and Maud Carragher. He took his schooling at Brookview and Sturgis Schools. He later worked in the area, haying and threshing for farmers and at Pollock’s Mill. In the early thirties, he went to The Pas, MB and farther north, where he trapped and also did mining. In 1939, he married Alice MacDavitt at The Pas. They had a daughter born in 1941. When she was five the parents divorced and the girl remained with her father until she married and moved to Powell River, MB, where she died at age 26, leaving a husband a two small girls. Robert remained in The Pas doing carpenter work. His mother Maud spent time with him after she became a widow. Robert (Bob) passed away December 19, 1998.

CERNIUK – John Cerniuk 69, of Preeceville, passed away on December 27, 1989 in Preeceville hospital. Funeral was held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Frank Blosser of Kelvington conducted legion funeral rites. John was born on August 21, 1920 to Andrew and Rose Cerniuk on a farm north of Sturgis. He was educated at Brookview School. He worked for local farmers and at Imperial Oil at Regina before joining the army in February 1943. He served overseas with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion and received his discharge at Regina in March 1946. He married Dorothy Denyer at Regina on January 19, 1946. He worked for 32 years with the CNR on the section as well as section gangs in various parts of Sask., Manitoba and Ontario. He retired in Oct. 1980 and did home maintenance for two years. In Jan 1988 he and his wife purchased a small engraving machine and started the business known as J&D Trophies and Engraving. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 45 years; the First Canadian Parachute Battalion Association for 20 years and the Lady Lake Park Committee for five years. Predeceased by an infant son, Richard in1947; his mother in 1971; his father in 1982 and a brother, Paul in 1949, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Albert (Dale) of Hamilton, ON, Raymond (Dorothy) of Grand Prairie, AB and Paul (Cindy) of Regina; two daughters, Deanna (George) Derbyshire of Kelvington and Sarah (Jim) George of Lintlaw; seven brothers, William of Lady Smith, BC, Frank of Guelph, ON, Ted of Preeceville, Jim of Woodstock, ON, Winston and Russell of Surrey, BC and Eddie (Louise) of Saskatoon; sisters, Florence Shewchuk of Sturgis, Doreen Omit of Saskatoon

CHALUPIAK – Joe Chalupiak 75, of Preeceville, died on October 7, 2004 at the Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack. He was born on August 20, 1929 in the Ketchen area to Steve and Stella (Derin) Chalupiak. He was educated at Netchie Hills School. He farmed until 1980 when he retired to Preeceville. In July of 2003, he became a resident of the Eaglestone Lodge. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Walter; a sister, Ann Satherstrom; his is survived by two brothers, William and Mike and a sister Mary (John) Sawka.

CHALUPIAK – Mary (nee Popowich) Chalupiak was born on July 10, 1910, in Yorkton. She was educated at Radimno School at Fonehill. In 1926 she married Wilfred Chalupiak in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at Yorkton. They lived on a farm near Ketchen, SK. After the death of her husband, she moved to Hazel Dell. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; a son Bill; a sister Nettie; and a great-grandson Thomas Swaine, she is survived by two sons, Emil and Wilfred; three daughters, Rose Sushelnitski, Olga Bujak and Pat Husband; three brothers, Steve, Pete and John; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CHALUPIAK – Mary (nee Romick) Chalupiak, was born August 29, 1918 in the Rhein district to John and Tekla Romick. She was educated at Netchie Hills School. She married Walter Chalupiak in 1938 at the Chechow church. She operated a store in Ketchen for a number of years, and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was on the board of Chechow Church. Predeceased by her parents; her husband in 2001; a son Lawrence in 1966, one sister Nellie Petrowski and three brothers, Pete, Paul and Bill; she is survived by three sons, Terrance, Darwin and Kenneth; one daughter Shirley Wright; one brother, Joe; four sisters, Ann Matlock, Belle Gulka, Polly Chalupiak and Joyce Bjerk; nine grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

CHALUPIAK – Mary (nee Novakowski) Chalupiak was born February 27, 1924 to Lawrence and Anna (Barteski) Novakowski. She was the fourth child in a family of 11 brothers and four sisters. She attended Halycry School till the 7th grade. At 13 she left home to work for a Doukhobor family in Buchanan. In 1940 she married William Knash. They farmed south of Hazel Dell. They were blessed with three children, Edward died in infancy, and Nester and Verna followed in the next four years. After 27 years on the farm, Bill and Mary moved to Hazel Dell upon purchasing John Pasiechnik’s general store. Th marriage ended in 1971. Mary moved to Preeceville. She was employed at the turkey ranch, Preeceville Bakery, Golden West Hotel and cleaned for several doctors. During this time she met Mike Chalupiak and they married in 1977. Mary passed away in 2010.

CHALUPIAK – Mike Chalupiak was born on July 24, 1926 to Steve and Stella (Derin) Chalupiak in the Ketchen district. He attended Netchie Hills School to grade eight. Mike was a janitor of the school for three years for which he was paid the grand sum of 17 cents a day. Mike fondly remembered his school days and the school picnics of North Prairie and Woodrock, where they played ball, ran races and made their own delicious ice cream. As a young man he went to work in the bush, stooked for $3 a day and worked on an elevator crew. He farmed and raised cattle. After selling the farm, he worked on a turkey ranch in Preeceville. He was employed at Morris Rod Weeder in Yorkton. When he returned to Preeceville, he worked with the Department of Highways until retiring in 1987. He met Mary while working at the turkey ranch. They were quietly married in Yorkton on December 12, 1977. Of coarse, this really changed his life of a bachelor for suddenly he gained children and grandchildren. He welcomed his new family with enthusiasm and love. He was a kind and generous man. Mike and Mary enjoyed camping and fishing in their younger years. Mike was a good carpenter and he and Mary kept a beautiful yard and garden, They had a happy life together. They traveled many miles throughout Canada. Mike said many times he was sure he would go to the grave making perogies, but he finally convinced Mary to quit so that was a happy day for him and he let everyone know it. Mike passed away suddenly on June 18, 2005. He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers Bill, Walter and Joe; a sister Ann Satherstrom; a grand son Kevin Swiderski and a great-grandson Austin Kirk; He is survived by his wife Mary; son Nester; daughter Verna and grandchildren; a brother William; and a sister Marie.

CHALUPIAK – Pauline (nee Romick)Chalupiak of Yorkton, and formerly of the Ketchen and Preeceville districts, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 5, 2007. She was born on January 4, 1923 at Rhein, SK to Tekla and John Romick. She was the fifth child of ten children. She moved with her parents and siblings to the Preeceville area and later to the Ketchen district, where she attended Netchie Hills School. On October 18, 1941, she married William Chalupiak at the Chechow Church. They began mixed farming north of Ketchen. They sold the farm and resided in Preeceville for a couple of years, and in 1972 moved to Yorkton. While in Yorkton, she enjoyed attending dances and playing cards at the New Horizon’s Senior Centre. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and providing hospitality to family and friends. She was predeceased y her parents; brothers, Paul, Peter and Billy; and sisters, Helen Petrowski and Mary Chalupiak. She is survived by three sisters, Ann Matlock, Bella Gulka and Joyce Bjerke; one brother, Joe Romick of Ketchen; Children, Daren, Kevin, Shawn, Mark and Kyle; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

CHALUPIAK – Walter Chalupiak, 83 of Regina and formerly of the Preeceville district, passed away December 20, 2001. He was born September 18, 1918, in the Hazel Dell district; he attended Netchie Hills School and married Mary Romick at Checkow Church on October 22, 1938. They farmed in the North Prairie district until moving to a farm near Ketchen in 1966. He began working for the CNR in 1955 and retired as a section foreman in 1981. During his employment with CN he worked at various locations including Kelvington, Lintlaw, Norquay and Preeceville. He moved to Regina in 1999. Predeceased by his parents, William and Stella; his stepfather, Steve; a brother, Billie in 1991, a sister, Anne Satherstrom in 1992, and a son, Lawrence in 1966; he is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Terry, Darwin and Ken; a daughter Shirley Wright; three brothers, William, Mike and Joe; a sister Mary Sawka; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

CHALUPIAK – Wilfred Steve Chalupiak, 53 of Mikado and formerly of Ketchen, died on March 18, 1990 in Mikado. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. He was born on August 17, 1936 in Ketchen and educated at Woodrock School in the Ketchen area. He farmed at Ketchen and then worked in Edmonton as a backhoe operator. He retired due to ill health. Predeceased by his father, Wilfred; his mother, Mary and a brother, Bill, he is survived by a brother, Emil of Regina and three sisters, Olga Biyak of Hazel Dell, Rose Sushelniski of Regina and Pat Husband of Regina.

CHALUPIAK – William Lawrence Chalupiak, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 20, 1966, while going to work at Regina. He died at the age of 22 years, 1 month and ten days. Lawrence was born in the Preeceville Hospital on May 10, 1944. He grew up in the Ketchen district and attended public school at Netchie Hill School and high school at Sturgis. As a young lad he worked in the surrounding districts of North Prairie, Ketchen and Preeceville. During the past few years, he worked at various pints in Sask., Alberta, B.C and the Yukon. He leaves to mourn his loss, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chalupiak, one sister, Shirley of Regina; three brothers, Terrance, Darwin and Kenneth at home; one nephew Grant. He was predeceased by his grand parents, Stella Chalupiak in 1959, John Romick, September 3, 1963 and Tekla Romick, May 7, 1965. Funeral service was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville.

CHASE – David Chase, 21 of Preeceville, died on July 13, 1985 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the Evangelical Tabernacle. Born on August 24, 1963 at Calgary, David was educated at Preeceville. Predeceased by his grandfathers, Ernie Iverson and Paul Chase and a grandmother, Gladys Chase, he is survived by his parents, Larry and Ann Chase; two sisters, Beverly and Karen and a grandmother, Inez Iverson.

CHASE – Gladys Chase, 78 of Sturgis, passed away July 29, 1981 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on September 18, 1901 at Fleming, NWT, she was educated at Fairfield School near Fleming, and later at the Gold Bank School, north of Stenen. In 1911, the family moved to the Gold Bank district. She was married Dec. 18, 1923 in the United Church Manse in Canora. Predeceased by her husband in 1972; three brothers, William in 1915, Alfred in 1958 and Joseph in 1977, and a sister, Clara in 1905; she is survived by four sons, Frank of Regina, Larry of Preeceville and Grant and Lorne both of Weekes; a daughter, Clara Wilkinson of Sturgis; seven sisters, Margaret Ludlow an Evelyn Cameron of Regina, Amy Arn of Prince Albert, Laura Hill of Nipawin, Stella Sawyer of San Diego, Calif., Phylis Brown of St. Thomas, ON and Henrietta Ball of Winnipeg; 17 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

CHASE – Larry Paul Chase, 75 of Preeceville, passed away on December 12, 2006 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was held from Evangel Tabernacle. Larry was born to Paul and Gladys (Sawyer) Chase on May 3, 1931 in Hyas, SK. He was educated at Ormside School. He worked with his brother Grant, worked for Preeceville RM, local farmers and hauled freight and lumber. He married Ann Iverson on October 7, 1961 in the Pentecostal Church in Preeceville. He was a member of Evangel Tabernacle, and served on the board for a number of years. Larry had many interests. He loved and was interested in his grandchildren, giving them many rides on the horse-drawn sleigh or wagon. He loved his horses, Bon, Silver and Chip. When there was time he loved to hunt and fish. He was a very good ball player with many home runs to his credit. Larry loved to run races, which he often won, and continued to run in his older years. He also liked to display old time harvesting. He was predeceased by his parents; son David; brothers, Frank and Grant. He is survived by his wife Ann; daughters Beverly Burns, Karen Mills; brother Lorne; his sister, Clara Wilkinson; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Zachery, Alex, Jeremy, Nathanael and Jaydon.

CHASE – Paul F. Chase, 79 of Preeceville, passed away on November 15, 1973 in the Preeceville Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral service was held at the Pentecostal Church in Preeceville. He was born in the United States in 1894, and moved to Canada in 1916, settling in the Stenen district in 1923, he married Gladys Sawyer and they farmed in the Stenen district until his retirement to Preeceville in 1964. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Clara (John) Wilkinson of Sturgis; four sons, Frank of Regina, Grant of Somme, SK, Larry of Preeceville and Lorne of Weeks, SK.; three sisters, Irene Hallick of Stenen, Mary and Clara of Washington, USA; a brother Melvin of Washington; and 16 grandchildren.

CHENEWSKI – Richard Chenewski, beloved and devoted son of Peter and Olga Chenewski, was born in the Preeceville Hospital on March 23, 1968. Richard and his family lived on the family farm, where his early years were spent growing up with his younger sister, Donna. He attended school in Endeavour until 1978, when the family moved to Preeceville. Richard completed his primary and secondary schooling in Preeceville, where he was actively involved in air cadets, curling and the high school football team. After graduation, he attended the SIAST Palliser Campus, where he obtained double diplomas in accounting. During this time, in addition to his studies, he completed a computer-programming course via correspondence. In 1989 Richard accepted a position with Peat Marwick as a junior accountant in Regina. In early 1990, he moved back to Preeceville after accepting an accounting position with Co-op in Canora, which allowed Richard to help support his parents with the day to day chores of the family home, yard and their cherished garden. In early 2001, Richard met Jean Anderson, and together they shared many good times as a couple throughout the next 10 years. In 1997, Richard returned to 606 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron as the Supply officer and Sports coach. He served faithfully and loyally from 1997 to 2005. During this time, he also served as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preeceville Branch. Richard enjoyed the simple and uncomplicated pleasures of gardening, tending to his yard, and taking long walks. He is predeceased by his father, Peter in 1990; his mother Olga in 1995, and his Uncle Bill Chenewski in 2001. Richard is survived by his sister Donna (Charles) Brayton of Edmonton; his sweetheart, Jean Anderson of Norquay, his lifelong friend, Chris (Jodi) Neitling, and his extended family. Richard passed away peacefully in the Preeceville Hospital on the 1st of September after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was a devoted son, brother and friend and will be sadly missed and forever remembered.

CHERKOWSKI – Walter Cherkowski 79, of Preeceville, passed away on December 17, 1985 in Preeceville Hospital. He was born May 5, 1906 at Hazel Dell and educated at Hryhoriw School. He farmed until 1960, when he moved to Preeceville were he worked on the CN section crew. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Dora Cherkowski and a brother Stanley, he is survived by three brothers, Mike, Myron and Sam and two sisters Dora Gaudun and Mary Reiduk, both of Hamilton, ON.

CHERNOWCHAN – Sophie (nee Lyhkun) Chernowchan, passed away at her home on January 10, 1986. She was born in the Amsterdam district on March 30, 1928, the daughter of Dan and Jennie Lyhkun. She attended Crooked Hill School. She married Steve Chernowchan on June 10, 1950, in the Anglican mission at Endeavour. They farmed in the Endeavour for 26 years and retired and moved to Preeceville in 1976. She was an active member of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church. Predeceased by her father Dan in 1948 and an infant son in 1951, she is survived by her husband Steve of Preeceville; twin daughters, Lorraine Florchuk and Shirley Stefanowich; a brother Mike Lyhkun of Canora; her mother Jennie Marchuk of Canora and five grandchildren.

CHOPTY - John Chopty passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Preeceville hospital. He was born near Hazel Dell on January 19, 1931 and lived to 77 years of age. His memory will live on through his family: wife of 54 years, Marlene; son Cameron (Shelly); daughters, Kandace and Carmen (Zack); and much-loved grandson, Liam. John’s early work included jobs with the CNR, the Wheat Pool and Firestone Tire. In 1963, John moved his family to Preeceville where he ran the Red and White Store for many years. This career choice was well suited to John as he was very friendly and enjoyed visiting with his customers. Many lively conversations took place ‘in the back room’. In the winter he liked to curl and in the summer he could often be found listening to Roughrider games on the radio. John took an active interest in his community and was a member of many local organizations such as the Lions, the Masonic Lodge, Credit Union and Club 60. He loved old time music and considered his fiddle one of his most valued possessions. He enjoyed his morning coffee at the café where he looked forward to finding the latest local news. John is predeceased by his mother, Tillie, father Tomas and stepfather Bill; brother Nick and a sister Anne. His family survives him, including his brother Bill in St. Catherine’s and his sister Betty in Vernon, BC. John’s spirit continues on through the cherished memories of his family and friends. A graveside service was held on July 2, 2008 at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Preeceville.

CHOPTY – Metro Chopty, 80 of Preeceville, died on December 24, 1975, in the Prairie Unit of Yorkton Union Hospital, following a long illness. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born in Austria, Tremlowia County, Metro came to Canada with his parents in 1907, and they settled in the Chekow district. He married Polly Chicolo in 1917 at Olesha and they farmed in the Chehow district, southwest of Preeceville, until 1959, when they moved to Preeceville. In 1971, they moved to a unit at the Lions Hostel. Predeceased by his parents in 1956, a brother, Tom in 1945, his wife in Nov 1975, a daughter and a son in infancy, he is survived by a brother, Bill of Preeceville; four sisters, Annie Magera and Mary Magera of Foam Lake, Bessie Zayanchowski and Nellie Maksymiw of Hazel Dell; three daughters, Rose Zary of Regina Mary (Paul) Fertuck of Wishart and Anne (Orest) Gulka of Saskatoon; three sons, Mike, Tom and Paul of Preeceville; and 16 grandchildren.

CHOPTY – Michael Chopty passed away on February 11, 2009 at the Regina Lutheran home. He was born in Preeceville on September 28, 1920 to parents Dmetro and Polly Chopty. Mike was predeceased by his parents, sisters Rose Zary and Mary Fertuck; brothers Tom and Paul and Joe and a sister Angeline both in infancy. He is survived by his loving wife Pauline (Kwasnicia), his children, Kelly (Anthony), Randy (Karen) of Melville, Sonja of Vancouver, Willard of Vancouver Island; his grandchildren, Danelle, Drew, Michael and a great grandson Gage; his sister Anne (Orest) Gulka of Saskatoon.

CHOPTY – Paul Chopty 75, of Preeceville, passed away December 8, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. He was born on October 16, 1929, in Preeceville to Metro and Polly Chopty. He attended Orangevale School. He farmed most of this life. On June 29, 1964 he married Pauline Melnychuk at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Metro and Polly, two brothers, Tom in 1993 and Joe in infancy; three sisters, Mary Fertuck in 1995, Rose Zary in 1996 and Angeline in infancy, he is survived by his wife, Pauline; a brother Mike and a sister Anne Gulka.

CHOPTY – Polly Chopty 78 of Preeceville, passed away on November 27, 1975 after a long illness. Funeral held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was born in Horodenka village, Proboben country in Austria on October 28, 1897. Polly Chicilo came to Canada with her parents in 1898 and they settled in the Rossburn, MB district and moved to the Buchanan district in 1907. She married Metro Chopty in 1921 at Olesha Church. They farmed in the Chechow district southwest of Preeceville until 1959, when they moved to Preeceville. In 1971 they moved to a unit at the Lions Hostel. Predeceased by a daughter, Angeline in infancy and an infant son, Joseph; she is survived by her husband at the Prairie Unit in Yorkton Union Hospital. three daughters, Rose Zary, Mary Fertuck and Anne Gulka; three sons, Mike, Tom and Paul of Preeceville; and 16 grandchildren.

CHOPTY – Tom Chopty, 69 of Preeceville, passed away on June 21, 1993, at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on February 15, 1924 in the Checkow district, he remained in the area all of his life, farming. He was educated at Orangevale School. He married Bernice Matsalla on October 26, 1963 at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Metro and Polly, a twin brother, Joseph and a sister, Angeline in infancy, he is survived by his wife Bernice; a son, Leonard (Leona) of Preeceville; two daughters, Joanne (Harvey) Lowe of Preeceville and June of Moose Jaw; two brothers, Mike (Pauline) of Preeceville and Paul (Pauline) of Preeceville; three sisters, Rose (Jack) Zary of Saskatoon, Mary (Paul0 Fertuck of Battleford and Anne (Orest) Gulka of Saskatoon.

CHORNEY – Gregory Chorney passed away in the Canora Hospital on August 8, 1969. Burial was in the Preeceville Cemetery. He was born in 1900 at Rhein, SK., and came to the Preeceville area around 1935. He worked on the railway for a year and then for 24 years at the Co-op Creamery in Preeceville. In 1939, he married Maria Palamar of Stenen. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Pete Checkowski of Buchanan; two sons, Willie and Julius of Preeceville; two brothers, Sam of Yorkton and Metro of Winnipeg.

CHORNEY – Mary (nee Palamar) Chorney 81, of Preeceville, died on November 28, 2000 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity United Church. She was born on March 24, 1919, in Moose Jaw. She attended school in Moose Jaw and Gold Bank school. She married Geogory Chorney on Nov. 11, 1939 in Preeceville. She worked as a housewife and cook at the Century house and Quan Café. Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl Palamar in 1956 and Nettie (Hnatiw) Palamar in 1977, her husband in 1969, a brother Steve in 1972 and a sister Ann in 1932; she is survived by two sons, William and Julius both of Preeceville; a daughter, Nancy Checkowski of Buchanan; a brother, Nick of Stenen, and three sisters, Olga Poworoznyk of Sturgis, Rose Zacharias of Yorkton and Ann Burym of Canora.

CHORNOMITZ – Andrew Chornomitz was born in 1918. He attended Chechow School and joined the army in 1939. He went overseas in 1943, where he saw active duty. After his return, he worked at Port Arthur on the Trans Canada highway where he operated a caterpillar. He died in 1958, when a train hit him.

CHORNOMITZ – Annie (nee Owchar) Chornomitz was born in 1902 and came to Canada with her parents, Steve and Eva Owchar (nee Kuzek) and siblings, Polly and Tilly in 1907 from the village of Ivaniwka in Ukraine. They homestead in the Hazel Dell district. She had a brother, Andrew and a sister Mary born in Canada. Annie married Onufry Chornomitz in 1917. They raised nine children: Pearl, Andrew, Nettie, Tillie, Rosie, Sam, Mary, Irene and Elsie. Annie and Onufry moved into Preeceville in 1951. Her husband passed away in 1966. Annie passed away in 1967.

CHORNOMITZ – Catherine "Katie" (nee Zawerucha) Chornomitz, 79 of Preeceville, died on November 20, 1993 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was born January 1, 1914 in the Hazel Dell district; she was educated at Halycry School. On November 21, 1937 she married Mike Chornomitz. They farmed in the Hazel Dell district until 1975 when they retired to Preeceville. She was a gardener and quilt maker. Predeceased by her husband, Mike in 1991; a brother, Tom in 1979 and her father, Mike Zawerucha in 1961, she is survived by her mother Paraska Barteski; two sons, Joe (Toni) of Port Alberni, BC and Metro (Violet) of Preeceville; three daughters, Elsie (Joe) Luciw of Preeceville. Sally (Bob) Chalupiak of Medicine Hat and Betty (Ron) of Outlook; seven brothers, Bill of Windsor, Paul of Yorkton, Sam of Viscount, John of Vernon, BC, Walter of Swan River and Nick of Maple Ridge; four sisters, Mary (Harry) Enquist of Winnipeg, Nettie (Frank) Moskwa of Red Lake, ON, Eva Zawerucha of Niagara Falls and Ann Hopkins of Merritt, BC; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

CHORNOMITZ – Joseph Chornomitz, passed away May 14, 2013 at the Royal University Hospital with his family by his side. Joe was born on October 12, 1940 to Mike and Kate (Zawerucka) Chornomitz of Hazel Dell district. Joe grew up and attended school in Orangeville. He worked in Usherville for his cousin logging, then went to Red Lake, ON. His next stop was Manitoba where he worked in the mine. From there he went to Edmonton and worked in the oil fields. In 1963, he met Tonie Pieatrucha and they married on November 22, 1965. They moved to Estevan where he worked in the oilfields. In 1969, they moved back to Hazel Dell and worked in the General Store. In 1970, Joe moved his family to LaRonge and worked in the mine. In 1972 he got transferred to Whitehorse, to work in the Copper mine. In 1992 he retired and moved to Port Alberni, BC. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He named his boat ‘Pan a Ran’ after his daughter and granddaughter. Joe is predeceased by his parents, Mike and Kate (Zawucha) Chornomitz. He is survived by his wife Tonie of 47 years; his daughter, Pam (Bud0 Arnold; granddaughter, Randi (Brent) Sanderson; grandsons, Mike and Dan Arnold; his sisters, Elsie (Joe) Luciuw, Sally (Bob) Chalupiak, Betty (Reynold) Belitski; his brother, Metro (Violet)

CHORNOMITZ – Mike Chornomitz, 79 of Preeceville, passed away on August 28, 1991, in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on October 7, 1911 in the Hazel Dell district, he was the son of John and Eva (Keyowski) Chornomitz. He was educated at Orange Vale School and after his father moved to Ontario, he took over the family homestead in 1933. On November 21, 1937 he married Katherine Zawerucha at Chechow Church. In the fall of 1975 he retired from farming and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his mother in 1918; his father in 1958; a sister, Nettie Baron in 1948 and twin sisters, Susie and Maggie in infancy in 1918, he is survived by his wife, Katherine; two sons, Joe (Tonie) of Whitehorse, Yukon and Metro (Violet0 of Preeceville; three daughters, Elsie (Joe) Luciw of Preeceville, Sally (Bob) Chalupiak of Thunder Bay, and Betty (Ronnie) Belitski of Outlook; a sister, Anne Strelezki of Canora; 13 grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

CHORNOMITZ – Onufry Chornomitz was born in 1891 in the Ukraine. He came to Canada at the age of six, with his family in May 1897. They settled in the Canora district. Onufry married Annie Owchar in 1917 and they homesteaded NW 31-34-6. They raised nine children. In 1931 they bought and moved to a farm north of Preeceville. In 1951 they moved into the town of Preeceville. In 1966, Onufry died of a heart condition.

CHORNOMITZ – Sam Chornomitz was born October 24, 1928, to Onufry and Annie (Owchar) Chornomitz. He married Victoria Shuya on November 28, 1951 and farmed on his dad’s farm. They moved to Sturgis in April 1954, where the Town of Sturgis employed Sam as town policeman, utility man, garbage pick-up and fire chief. They raised three children, Donnie, Dianne and Darlene. He was hired by the Esterhazy Potash Mine as a Security Man on February 1, 1966 and they moved to Spy Hill, SK. In 1974, they move to a farm by Gerald, SK, where they raised chickens, pigs and milked cows. In 1985 they moved into the town of Gerald. In May 1991, Sam found out he had lung cancer. In July 1992, Sam was presented a gift for his 25 years of service at the Potash Mine. He was hospitalized on October 7, 1992 and passed away on October 13, 1992. The funeral service was held at Gerald with interment at the Preeceville Cemetery.

CLARK – Alex Clark. The entire community was saddened last week to learn of the death of one of its prominent pioneer citizens, Alexander Clark, retired barber and auctioneer, which occurred in the Preeceville Hospital on February 21, 1963. He had reached the age of 84 years and three months. Alex was born at Hillly Grove, Manitoulin Island, Ontario on November 17, 1878. He left the Island in 1904 and came west to Ochre River, MN, where he was a blacksmith for a year. In 1905 he moved to Buchanan where he started a livery and draying business, and also started auctioneering. In 1910 he came to Preeceville and opened the first barber shop and pool hall directly west of the present creamery. There being no place of worship at that time, he opened his pool hall every Sunday for the Presbyterian congregation, where services were held until the church was built later. In 1912 he built a pool hall on Main Street, which he operated until 1940, where he sold out to give full time to auctioneering. In 1950 ill health forced him to retire, and he spent the rest of his days at the home of his son Roy in Preeceville. Mr. Clark was the first over seer of Preeceville in 1912, served many years in that capacity and as councilor and when the village was incorporated as a town in 1947; he became the first mayor. He was always a great booster for the community and always ready to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy. He was an ardent supporter of the local Masonic Lodge, a past master and in 1938 became a life member. At the time of his death he was serving as Chaplain. Above all this ‘Mr. Alex’ as he was called in the early days, will be remembered as the best auctioneer with the clearest voice in this part of the province. His wit and humor always held his audience. He was a member of the United Church. In 1908 at Buchanan he married Isabel Mackenzie, who predeceased him in 1926. To this union one daughter and two sons were born. In 1936, he married Margaret McQuarrie, and to this union on son Neil was born. Funeral service was in the United Church and interment took place beside his first wife in the Preeceville Cemetery. Left to mourn his loss are one daughter, Florence Savage of Yorkton; three sons, Floyd and Roy of Preeceville and Neil of Saskatoon; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Andrew of Frenchmen’s Butte, SK; three sisters Mrs. T.S. Hunter of Britton, AB, Mrs. W.R Owens of Olds, AB and Mrs. J. Leask of Sioux St. Marie ON. Three brothers predeceased him. The high esteem, in which the deceased was held, was evident by the large crowd at the funeral. The entire town closed for the funeral.

CLARK – Floyd Clark, 64 of Preeceville, died on March 2, 1978. Born at Preeceville, he attended Preeceville School and later barbered with his father, Alex, until 1940 when he was employed at he Preeceville Creamery. In 1941 he married Viola Rattray. In 1945 he attended the University of Saskatoon and obtained a certificate in dairying. In 1947, he returned to barbering in Preeceville and worked until 1965 when he suffered a stroke and retired. During his years in Preeceville he was an avid sportsmen. In the early 1960’s, he was elected to the town council and was a charter member of the Preeceville Lion’s Club. In 1950 he was installed as master of Preeceville Masonic Lodge. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Buryl and Andy of Saskatoon and Hugh of Calgary; a sister, Florence Savage of Yorkton; two brothers, Neil of Saskatoon and Roy of Preeceville and two grandchildren, Shari and Russell. He was predeceased by his mother Isabelle in 1926 and his father in 1963.

CLARK – Gena Clark was born on September 12, 1922 on a farm in the Danbury area. She received her education at the Goldbank and Woodlight schools. She later received Nurse’s Aid training from the Nursing Sisters of Rossland, BC. Returning to Preeceville, she was employed at the Preeceville Hospital, where she made a number of lifelong friends. While raising her family, she was employed at the Preeceville Bakery for a few years and after a lengthy career retired from the Preeceville Lions Hostel in 1987. Gena’s love for people is reflected in hr involvement in the Lions Hostel Auxiliary, the Ladies Legion Auxiliary, the Afternoon group of the UCW, meals on wheels and the Pastoral Care Programs She participated each spring in the annual church play and sang with the choir. Their cabin at Crystal Lake contributed to her happiness and hours on the golf coarse, feeding the wildlife and spending time with family and friends. She died unexpectedly on January 2, 1998 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity United Church. Internment of ashes in Preeceville Cemetery. Predeceased by her parents Fred and Mary; husband Roy Clark, three brothers, Joe, Tony and Alex, one sister, Mary and three siblings, who died in childhood; she is survived by her second husband, Helgi Jolson; daughters, June Clark and Jane deJong; brothers, Paul and Walter; sisters, Annie, Julie and Nettie and sister in law Viola Clark.

CLARK – Isabelle (nee McKenzie) Clark was born in 1890 in Ontario. She married Alex Clark in 1907 and they lived in Buchanan, until moving to Preeceville in 1910. They had two children, Florence born in 1908 and Floyd in 1914. Isabelle died January 1, 1926 and was laid to rest in the Preeceville Cemetery.

CLARK – Roy Mackenzie Clark, 60 of Preeceville, passed away on March 18, 1982 in the Plains Health Centre, Regina. Funeral held in United Church in Preeceville. Born at Preeceville in 1921, he was the son of Alex and Isabelle Clark. He received his education at Preeceville and was on active service in the Royal Canadian Navy. He worked at Yorkton for a short period of time and following the war, he returned to Preeceville, where in 1947, he began delivering fuel, initially for B.A Oil and then for the Co-op. In 1961, he began working for Imperial Oil and retired from the company in December 1981. On Nov 26, 1952, he married Gena Pakulak in the Preeceville United Church. He was a member of the Legion and the Sask. Wildlife Federation. Predeceased by his parents and a brother, Floyd; he is survived by his wife; two daughters, Jane of Regina and June of North Battleford; a brother Neil of Saskatoon and a sister Florence Savage of Yorkton.

CLEMENTS – Albert Allen Clements, 86 of Edmonton and formerly of Preeceville, passed away December 25, 1997 in Edmonton. Funeral was held at the Parkland Funeral Home in Stony Plain and internment at Preeceville Cemetery. He was born November 26, 1911, in Yorkton. He was raised in Glencairn, MN and moved to Preeceville and became the publisher of The Preeceville Progress paper in 1932. He published the newspaper until 1967 and during that time he also worked as the village secretary, a justice of the peace officer and at auction sales. He later became an auctioneer. After suspending publication of The Progress while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943-44, he returned to operate the paper after a medical discharge. He married Mildred Mattison and they resided in Kelowna for 27 years and had moved to Edmonton in Sept. Predeceased by three brothers and four sisters; he is survived by his wife Mildred; three sons, Lawrence, Gary and Don; a daughter, Leone; a brother Ross Clements of Norquay; a sister Eva Webster; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

CLEMENTS – Dorcas Clements was born in Ontario on December 29, 1873, the daughter of John Brock and Louisa Mountney. She married John Clements and they had nine children, Wilfred Howard, Sarah, Verna, Edna, Clara, John B., Frederiuk Charles, Eva and Allan. She passed away in1960.

CLEMENTS - John Albert Clements was born on July 29, 1860 in Milton Halton, Ontario. He was the son of John and Sarah Clements. His siblings were William Thomas, Charles H., Frederick Alfred, Elizabeth Jane, Samuel and Joseph. John passed away in 1950.

CLEMENTS – John Brock Clements was born in 1902 in Saskatchewan to parents, John Albert and Dorcas Clements. His siblings were Wilfred H., Mona B., Virna, Edna A., Clara, Fred, Eva and Allan. He passed away at Flin Flon on November 17, 1964 of cancer.

CLEMENTS – Mildred Lillian (nee Mattison) Clements, passed away on November 21, 2004, in Edmonton, AB, at the age of 93. Mildred was born to Martin and Hannah Mattison on June 8, 1911 in Preeceville. She married Allen Clements November 5, 1936 and they ran the Preeceville Progress for 34 years. She was active in the community and the United Church. They moved to Bonnyville, AB in 1966 and Lloydminister in 1967 and Kelowna in 1970. She worked in retail and enjoyed tennis, curling and bowling. She was active in the Lutheran church and hospital guild. In 1997 they moved to Edmonton, until the time of her death. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen in 1997, her brothers Orvin, Clem and Hilding and is survived by her loving family, Leone (Don) Woods of St. Albert, Lawrence (Florence) of Star City, SK, Gary (Lynda) of Grande Prairie, AB and Don (Melody) of Stony Plain, AB; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at th4 Parkland Funeral Chapel and burial in Preeceville Cemetery.

CLEMETSON - Elmer L. Clemetson, 78, died on July 1, 1969 at the Preeceville Hostel, where he made his home. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ole Clemetson in North Dakota in March of 1881. He came to Canada in 1914 and homesteaded in the Rockford district, where he lived until retirement a few years ago and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents and four brothers and sisters, he is survived by two brothers, Edward of Preeceville and Eddy of N.D; four sisters, Alma Lesingal of N.D, Ida Egge of S.D., Minnie of Chicago and Emma of New York.

CLEMETSON – Oscar A. Clemetson was born on April 2, 1889 in South Dakota. He came to Sask. in the early 1900’s. He joined the Canadian army early in WW1 in the forestry corps. He returned home after the Armistice November 11, 1918 and obtained the land as a soldier Settlement Grant. He did not live on the land, but farmed it from his home in the Peerless District until about 1930. While overseas, he had met Rachel Evans and corresponded with her for 4-5 years. In 1923, he asked her to come to Canada and marry him. They had five daughters; Victoria and Cynthia died in infancy, Pat, Eunice and Edna. Oscar had a natural talent for creating music and played the violin. The family gave up farming and moved into Endeavour in the mid-thirties. His wife died on October 23, 1939. At the beginning of WWII, Oscar accepted a position with the department of Transport at the Yorkton airport and he and his daughters moved there. He was employed there until retirement in 1956. He moved to Preeceville in 1958. Oscar passed away on April 30, 1969 at the DVA Nursing Home in Regina. He was survived by his daughters, Patricia (Mel) Aaston of Regina, Eunice (Jack) Heshka of Regina and Edna (Reg) Hollyoake of Calgary; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

CORK – Jane (nee Stefanyshyn) Cork, passed away on February 14, 2012 after a lengthy illness, in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Jane was born in 1944 to parents Mike and Stella M. Stefanyshyn, of the Norway School district. She attended Norway and Beaver Bluff Schools. In 1975, she married Keith Cork and they resided in Calgary. At Jane’s request her final resting-place will be in Preeceville, SK, her hometown, where a celebration of her life will take place in July 2012. Predeceased by her father in 1962 and her mother in 2003; brothers, Leonard and Eugene; she is survived by two brothers, Marvin of Edmonton and Jerry of Preeceville; two sisters, Linda and Carol of Kelowna, BC.

CROSSLEY – Ethel (nee Harborow) Crossley was born in 1867 in England. She met her husband, Herbert Crossley, in Manitoba and they were married around 1898. They first lived in MB. and then homesteaded north of Preeceville. Three children were born in Oak River, MB. They were Edith (became a school teacher and married Gordon Long), Francis (Frank) and Winnie (took her schooling at Beaver Bluff, Preeceville and finished high school at Yorkton. She became a teacher. In August 1926, she married Jack Goodman of Yorkton). In 1912, a fourth child was born a son Hillier. (He stayed on the farm until he enlisted in the army. He was wounded in action and lost his hearing. He married Hilda Rumpel in Regina) Ethel passed away in 1952 at the age of 85.

CROSSLEY – Francis Henry "Frank" Crossley was born in 1901 in Manitoba. His parents were Herbert and Ethel Crossley. His parents came to a homestead in the Preeceville area in 1907 and this is where he grew up and attended Beaver Falls School. After passing grade eight he worked with his dad on the farm. In the fall he would hire out with threshing crews. He went to Chicago to make his fortune, but two years later returned to the farm where he resided until his death in 1965. He remained a bachelor. The farm was sold after his passing.

CROSSLEY – Herbert Frederick Crossley, was born in England in 1872. He came to Canada and met and married his wife, Ethel Harborow in Manitoba about 1898. Herbert was employed by the Crown Tailoring Co. in Oak River for awhile. In 1907 they left MB and homesteaded on the north side of Annie Laurie Lake, north of Preeceville. He built a two-room log house with a sod roof. When his was done he sent for his family, who came by train to Canora. His first crop was sown with a hand seeder, which was strapped around your shoulder. They traveled to Buchanan for groceries with oxen, which was a three-day trip. Herbert died in 1963 at the age of 91.

CURRIE – Cecil Andrew Cluiston Currie, 73 of Endeavour, died on January 17, 1991, at his farm home south of Endeavour. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church. Born on November 3, 1917 in Kuroki, he was the son of John and Harriet Currie. He was the sixth child of 11 children and one of a family of 18 children, including seven children from his father’s first marriage. He received his education at Kuroki. In 1937, he went to Bertwell, where he worked in the bush logging for the mills and in the mill itself. On November 3, 1938 he married Elsie Sundberg in Hudson Bay. They lived and worked in the area and later moved to a farm in the Bertwell area until the end of their relationship in the early 1960’s. In 1943, he was called by the army and became a Lance Corporal in the Royal Canadian Engineers, serving in BC and in Truro, Nova Scotia to see service overseas when the war ended. After the war, he returned home and worked in the bush. He also began farming a half section of land west of Bertwell. He continued to farm and work in the bush until 1965 when he came to live near Endeavour where he worked for the Palagians. He later built a house north of Hinchliffe and worked on the Ralph Downs farm for the last few years. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers; an infant daughter and two grandsons, Darcy Kulyk and Curtis William Currie, he is survived by three sons, Bob and Glenn of Prince George and Jack of Yorkton; six daughters, Eileen Puvish and Edith Mitchell of Swan River, Donna Berg of Weekes, Marian Kulyk of Hudson Bay, Lois Renny of Calgary and Lynn Kardynal of Preeceville; three brothers, John and Arthur of Saskatoon and Earl of Rose Valley; three sisters, Clara Hunt, Florence Hiron and Milla Hiron, all of Rose Valley; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

CURRIE – Elsie Louise Currie, 82, of Canora and formerly of Preeceville, passed away November 26, 2001 at the Canora Gateway Lodge. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on October 5, 1919 in Canora, she attended Beaver Falls and North Prairie schools. She worked at housekeeping and babysitting jobs in Melfort and Preeceville. She worked for Dr. Richard Krauss, veterinarian in Preeceville from 1970 to 1984. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Eleanor Sundberg, three brothers, Glen, Randolph and Leonard, a daughter, Kathy Dale and two grandsons, she is survived by three sons, Robert and Glenn, both of Prince George, BC and John of Westbank, BC; six daughters, Eileen Piwish of Swan River, Donna Berg of Weekes, Marian Kulyk of Hudson Bay, Lois Renny of Abbotsford, BC, Edith Mitchell of Swan River and Lynn Larsen of Preeceville; 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

CYCHMISTRUK – Stephen Cychmistruk, 54 passed away June 19, 1969. Funeral was held in the Preeceville Greek Catholic Church. He was born in Selater, MN, in 1916. He worked several years with the CNR before joining the Canadian Army in 1942. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1946, he resumed his work with the CNR until his death. In 1943, he married Mary Sack of Sandy Lake, MN. Due to the nature of his job, they lived in various communities including Kenville, Wroxton, Stenen and Preeceville. Predeceased by his wife Mary in 1969 and his mother, Katherine in 1970, he is survived by a son Ernie of Yorkton; two daughters, Diane Emmel of Saskatoon and Arlene Kardynal of Preeceville; three grandchildren; his father, Alex of Minitonis, MN; six sisters, and four brothers and Pauline Hydamaka, to whom he was engaged to be married August 14, 1971.

CYNKALUK – Steve Cynkaluk, 66 of Lady Lake, passed away September 2, 1969 in the Regina General Hospital, where he had been a patient for six weeks. The little man with the big heart and only one leg, who on May 27th, less than four months ago, gave a cheque for $1000 to furnish a private ward in the Preeceville new hospital, which is still under construction. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born in Austria and came to Canada in 1928 and lived in the Hazel Dell district until 1930, when he moved to Lady Lake, where he bought a farm in 1932 that he lived on until his death. In 1940, he lost his right leg in a tractor accident. He is survived by his aunt, Jenny Chorney of Preeceville and cousins Bill Melnyk of Red Lake, ON, Steve Melnyk of BC and Emily Hryniuk and Alice Thompson, both of Marythorpe, AB and Anne Burlson of Richmond, BC

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DALES – Albert Tatton Dales was born January 19, 1874 in Drayton, Willington, Ontario. He was the son of Eli Hambleton and Louisa Ann (Clark) Dales. His siblings were Ida Maud, Clark, Charlotte May, Robert, Walter Allen and Minnie May. He farmed in the Preeceville area and passed away in 1955.

DALTON – Anna (nee Molleken) Dalton was born in 1893 in the Milestone area. She married Frank Dalton in 1911 and they made their first home at Grand Coulee. From 1917 to 1928 they resided at Pense and then moved to Preeceville. They had four children: Jack, Mary, Bernice and Murray. Anna passed away in December 1966.

DALTON – Ethel Mary was born in 1877, in Harbourne, England, where she worked as a clerk at the Royal School of Art Needlework in London. She moved to Canada and in 1913 married William B. Dalton. They had one son, William G. Dalton, born in Canora in 1915. They moved to Preeceville in 1917. She became active in community work and the United Church in Preeceville. Ethel passed away in 1970 at the age of 92, in the Melfort Nursing Home.

DALTON – Frankland Dalton was born in 1883 at Richmond Hill, ON. He came west with his parents at age 15, to farm in southern SK. He served his machinist apprenticeship at the Regina Foundry and for the first year received no wages. In 1911 he married Anna Molleken. They lived at Grand Coulee, where Frank operated a garage and blacksmith shop. From 1917-28 they lived at Pense, SK where Frank operated a garage and electrical light service. They moved to Preeceville in 1928. He was active as a machinist until his death in February 1970.

DALTON – John H. "Jack" Dalton, 80, of Preeceville, passed away April 29, 1993 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on September 3, 1912 in Pense, SK., he received his education at Pense School. In 1928, the family moved to Preeceville, where he and his father operated the Preeceville Electric Light Works for two decades. In 1948, the family business branched out to include wiring, plumbing, heating and an electrical automotive business. He retired in 1986. He served on the Preeceville town council, the Preeceville hospital board and the St. John church council. In earlier years he refereed hockey games. Predeceased by his mother, Anna in 1966, his father Frankland in 1970, and an infant son, Mark in 1947, he is survived by his wife, Gladys; daughter, Heather (Rick) Strykowski; brother, Murray (Dorothy); two sisters, Mary Duke of Imperial and Bernice (Vic) Nygaard of Vancouver, and two grandsons.

DALTON – William Bartlett Dalton, was born in Ancaster, ON, in 1856. He moved with his family in the 1860’s to Bolton, ON where his father practiced medicine. He came west to Winnipeg in the early 1880’s and married Cynthia Paulette. They had one daughter, Georgina, born in 1887. In 1903, Mr. Dalton and a partner opened up a general store in the vicinity of Canora. In 1917, they disposed of their business and broke up the partnership. William then moved to Preeceville and purchased a hardware store. His first wife died and he remarried in 1913 to Ethel Hickling, a twin sister of Graham Hickling. William died in 1921.

DARY – Eva Dary, 76 of Preeceville, passed away on July 25, 1977 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a long illness. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born in Austria, Eudoxia Makowski, came to Canada as a young girl and lived in the Endeavour district. In July 1933 she married Nicholas Dary, who predeceased her nine months later. In 1960, she moved to Preeceville where she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Polly Dotchuk. In 1972, she moved to the Lions hostel, where she lived until March 1977, when she became a patient in the Preeceville Hospital. She was admitted to the Kelvindell Lodge, but only stayed a short time, returning to the Preeceville hospital.

DASCHUK – Ann Daschuk was born in 1922 to parents John and Mary Daschuk. She passed away at the age of 13 in 1935.

DASCHUK – Cassie Evelyn (nee Lippoway) Daschuk, died peacefully in her sleep on September 15, 2007 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. She was 87 years old. Cassie was born November 13, 1919 on the family farm in the Preeceville area to Alex and Anne Lippoway (nee Zabolotniw). She was the 10th child of their 12 children. She was predeceased by her husband, John in May 1974 and her parents, Alex and Anne Lippoway, who were early settlers in the Preeceville area, her brothers, John, George and David; sisters, Nettie, Anne, Lucy, Lilly, Jean, Nellie and recently Lena. One sister, Louise Verbiwski of Ponoka, AB survives her. Funeral service held in the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with interment in Preeceville Cemetery.

DASCHUK – Bill Daschuk was born in 1923 to parents John and Mary Daschuk. He died in 1943, while in the Air Force at the age of nineteen.

DASCHUK – John Daschuk, 84 of Vernon, BC and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on August 30, 1980 at Vernon. Funeral service held in the United Church at Preeceville. Born in Poland, he came to Canada in 1907. He married Maria Yaremchuk in 1915 at Canora and worked for 12 years on caretaker of the Lynn Hotel. He then moved to the Preeceville area where he farmed and ran a livery stable. They retired and moved to Preeceville in 1965, then to Vernon in 1967. He was a town council member for 20 years. Predeceased by a daughter, Annie in 1935 and a son, William, he is survived by two sons, James of Abbion, N.Y and Joseph of Toronto; two daughters, Helen Anaka of Toronto and Natalie (Fred) Karchie of Preeceville; two brothers, Peter of Hudson Bay and Metro of Preeceville; eight grandchildren and on great-grandchild.

DASCHUK – John Sam Daschuk, 60 of Endeavour, died in the Preeceville Hospital on May 21, 1974. Mr. Daschuk was born at Endeavour in 1913, the son of Sam and Annie Daschuk. He grew up on his parent’s farm in the district. He married Cassie Lippoway in 1964 and he farmed in the Endeavour area until his death. He was predeceased by his father in 1965 and his mother on January 12, 1973. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Steve of Winnipeg and three sisters, Mary German of Endeavour, Katie German of Sturgis and Polly of Vancouver.

DASCHUK – Mary (nee Yaremchuk) Daschuk 96, of Preeceville and formerly of Mikado and Canora, passed away on February 23, 1995. Funeral held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. She was born on January 6, 1899, in Ukraine and came to Canada with her parents in 1908. In 1915, she married John Daschuk at Mikado. They lived with John’s parents for one year then moved to Canora where John worked at the Lunn Hotel and Mary had a rooming house. They also had a dance hall in Canora. In 1928, they moved to Preeceville and operated a livery barn. In 1940, they started farming southeast of Preeceville, retiring in 1965. In 1967 they moved to Vernon, BC. After John died in 1980, she left Vernon to spend time with her sons, Jim and Joe. In 1982 she returned to Preeceville to spend some of her years with her daughter, Nettie and her only sister, Attie Sawchuk. When her health failed she moved into the Lions Hostel. Predeceased by her daughter, Ann in 1935 at the age of 13; a son Billie, while in the Air Force in 1943 at the age of 19; and four brothers, Mike, Steve, Bill and Joe, she is survived by two sons, Jim and Joe; two daughters, Helen and Nettie; a sister Attie Sawchuk of Preeceville; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

DASCHUK – Metro Daschuk, 100 of Edmonton and formerly of Preeceville-Endeavour areas, died on September 9, 2004 at the Millennium Retirement Complex in Edmonton. Funeral held at Endeavour Greek Orthodox Church. Born on November 4, 1903, while his parents were in transit to Canada, he attended school in Preeceville. He farmed all his life and did some work as a carpenter’s helper. He belonged to the Greek Orthodox Church. On April 24, 1924, he married Winnie Sawchuk at the Greek Orthodox Church. Predeceased by his wife Winnie in 1992; two children in infancy, Arnold and Annie; his parents, Stephan and Annie; a great-grandson, Warren Matthew McGregor, and two brothers, John and Peter; he is survived by three sons, Edward (Doris) of Queen Charlotte Islands, Nestor of Preeceville and Leonard of Edmonton; three daughters, Hilda Strelioff of St. Catharines, ON, Mildred Madge of Edmonton and Irene (Sid) Gray of Calgary; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

DASCHUK – Winnie Verna (nee Sawchuk) Daschuk 83, of Preeceville passed away on March 7, 1992 in Plains Health Centre, Regina. Born on December 19, 1908 in Endeavour, she was the daughter of Bill and Elena Sawchuk. She was educated at Cheremosz School. She married Metro Daschuk on April 29, 1925. They farmed. She was a member of Greek Orthodox Church as well as the Women’s club of the Church of Endeavour. Predeceased by her parents; two brothers, John in 1977 and George in 1981; a half brother, Mike Tataryn; a son, Arnold in infancy; and a great grandson Warren Mathew McGregor. She is survived by her husband, Metro; three sons, Edward (Doris) of Prince Rupert, Nestor (Gloria) of Endeavour and Leonard of Edmonton; three daughters, Hilda Strieloff of Calgary, Mildred (Fred) Magdee of Edmonton and Irene (Sid) Gray of Calgary; a sister, Dolly Ashton of Saskatoon; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

DELPH – Eliza Delph was born June 15, 1842 in England. She married William Delph of England and they came to Canada in 1875 and settled in Ontario. They had three children, Mary Ann, Zilph and Annie. Her husband passed away in 1903. Her daughter and son-in-law, Zilph and John Strong moved to Buchanan in 1907. Some time after that, Eliza came to live with her daughter. She passed away January 8, 1927.

DEMETROW – Mary (nee Tymrek) Demetrow passed away on June 11, 2011 at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Regina. She lived most of her life in Preeceville. She was predeceased by her husband William in 2004; her father in 1914 and her mother in 1934; 6 brothers and 2 sisters in infancy, sister Annie in 1945 and brother Mike in 1990. Her children survive her: Steve (Marie) Demetrow, Pauline (Stuart), Jean (Al), Shirley and Gayle (Tony). Also 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

DEMETROW – William "Bill" Demetrow, 95 of Preeceville, died on April 25, 2004 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on August 20, 1908 in the Preeceville district to John and Marion Demetrow, he attended Beaver Bluff School. His father died when Bill was 17 and he was left with the role of caring for his mother and younger siblings. He married Mary Temrek on February 12, 1931. He farmed until 1968 when he was forced to take it easy due to illness. He moved to Preeceville and his son, Steve helped with the farm work. In town he set up his workshop in a shed and created many items, which he gave to family members. Predeceased by his parents, John and Marion, three sisters, Pauline, Mary Czornoboy and Stella Boyko; a brother, Mike; he is survived by his wife Mary; a son, Steve (Marie) of Preeceville; four daughters, Pauline of Vancouver, Jean of Regina, Shirley of Calgary and Gayle of Regina; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

DERGOUSOFF – Wasil N. Dergousoff, 87 of Preeceville, passed away October 5, 1990 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity united Church in Preeceville. He was born on September 7, 1903 in the Buchanan area; he was the second of four children born to Nick and Mary Dergousoff. He was educated at Woodhurst School in the Buchanan district. He started to farm with his father in 1922. In 1923, he married Mary Kalmakoff. They lived with his parents until 1927 when they acquired land adjacent to his parents. He continued to farm until he retired in 1963. He loved on the farm with his son and daughter in-law, Alex and Nellie, until 1969 when they moved to their present farm southeast of Preeceville. Here he lived in his own little house in their yard until he again moved in with his son three years ago. During the years he was farming, he also worked on construction such as on the original No. 5 Highway using horses; dragging roads wit h tractor-drawn graders; the CN platform at Dernic and siding rails in the Buchanan district. He was one of the first directors and founders of the Rama Co-op and served for eight years. In his 20 years as a trustee on the Woodhurst School Board, he served as a secretary, treasurer and chairman. Predeceased by his father in 1963; his mother in 1960; a brother, John in 1983; a sister, Hanna in 1918; a son, Russel in 1981 and a grandson, Alvin in 1989, he is survived by two sons, Sam (Joyce) of Buchanan and Alex (Nellie) of Preeceville; three daughters, Pearl (Fred) Smorodin of Buchanan, Irene (Delmar) Myrfield of Buchanan and Lorna (Wayne) Wishlow of Saskatoon; a sister, Mary Shukin of Verigin; the mother of his children, Mary of Buchanan; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

DERKACH – Paulo Derkach was born in 1900. He came with his parents to Canada in 1911. He married Tekla Trach in July 1921. They lived with his parents, until they were able to build their own home, in the same farmyard. In 1933, they moved a mile east and half mile north of Preeceville and continued farming. Paul passed away in 1936 leaving his wife Tekla and seven children, John, Louis, Mike, Elizabeth, Annie, William and Katie.

DERIN – Ladic Derin, 68, of Ketchen, passed away December 29, 1982 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born at Ketchen, he was educated at the Netchie Hills School. He worked as a labourer and resided in the area all his life. Predeceased by his father, Stephan in 1918; his mother, Phillipina in 1957; a brother, John in 1965; two sisters, Stella in 1958 and Adeline in 1973 and a brother, Joe in 1976; he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frances Prestie of Preeceville.

DERKACH – Tekla (nee Trach) Derkach was born on March 3, 1905 on her parents' farm south of Canora. She attended Schola School, which was about 1.5 miles from her home. On July 22, 1921, she married Paul Derkach at a church near Canora. They lived with his parents for a while and then moved to a farm near Hazel Dell. Soon afterwards, they moved to a farm one-mile east of Preeceville Widowed in 1936, she moved with her seven children to Preeceville. She worked at many jobs from cleaning and washing clothes to stooking in the fields. She found seasonal work at the Preeceville Creamery. Eventually she became employed at the Preeceville Hospital first in the laundry section and later as a cook. She worked there for almost 17 years. During her retirement, she did a lot of travelling and was an avid gardener. On April 11, 1993 she wandered away from her home and a search party looked for her for several hours. She was discovered in the bush only six blocks from home. The speculation was that she died from hypothermia. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, a son and a grandson, four brothers and a sister, she is survived by four sons, John (Anne) of Saskatoon, Louis (Vicky) of Edmonton, Mike (Mary) of Edmonton and William (Dee) of Calgary; three daughters, Elizabeth Grumbly of Pense Anne Zaharia of Yorkton and Kay Krueger of Moose Jaw; three sisters, Lena Berezowski of Foam Lak, Kay Mykytyshyn of Canora and Josie Bulnoff of Vancouver; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

DMYTRIW - Katerena (nee Piakut) Dmytriw, 87 of Preeceville, passed away on May 26, 1977 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Katherine Piakut was born in 1889 in Western Ukraine and came to Canada in 1921 with her husband Halko Havalo, and daughter Mary. She was widowed in 1927. She married Lonko Dmytriw in 1937 to be a mother to his four sons and eight daughters. They farmed for 18 years in the Hryhoriw district and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her second husband in 1972 and a stepdaughter, Anne, she is survived by a daughter Mary (Joe) Zarazun; two grand daughters, a grandson and eight great-grandchildren of her first marriage; four sons, Steve of Porcupine Plain, Bill of Canora, Mike of Kuroki and Morris of Vernon, seven daughters, Mary (Gordon) Hanson and Ethel (Bill) Antonio of Preeceville, Stella Woroniak of Winnipeg, Kay Husiak of Togo, Pauline (Jack) Marchuk of Weston, ON. Olga (Mike) Kwasny of Porcupine Plain, Lena (John) Baron of Castlegard, BC, 59 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren from her second marriage.

DMYTRIW – Lonko Dymtriw, 81 died at his home on November 18, 1972. Funeral was held in the Church of Transfiguration at Preeceville. Born in Hryhoriw district, Monastyryska, West Ukraine, he came to Canada with his parents and two sisters in 1904. In 1913, he married Julia Nazar and they farmed in the Hryhoriw district, southwest of Preeceville and operated a country post office. In 1936 his wife died. He married Kathrina Hewalo in 1937 and they lived on the farm till his retirement in 1951. In 1954 his daughter, Mrs. Mrs. Annie Shpak of Toronto, died. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Steve of Porcupine Plain, Bill of Canora, Mike of Kuroki and Maurice of Vernon, BC; seven daughters, Mary Hanson of Preeceville, Ethel Antoniw of Hazel Dell, Polly Marchuk of Toronto, Kay Huziak of Togo, Stella Woroniak of Winnipeg, Olga Kwasny of Porcupine Plain and Lena Baron of Kinnaird, BC; two brothers, Bill of Preeceville and Walter of Hazel Dell; five sisters, Mrs. Oleska Tulik of Buchanan, Mary Ron and Lena Sawka of Preeceville, Barbara Zubaty of Sheho and Stella Matsalla of Canora; 61 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

DMYTRIW – Mike was born in 1896 to parents Wasyl and Krypyna (nee Ron) and came to Canada with his parents and brother John, from the Ukraine. They arrived by train in Yorkton in June 1903 and purchased a homestead in the Hryhoriw district. Mike married Julia Horbachewsky. They ran a dry goods and grocery store, which Mike purchased in 1933. They had one daughter Sylvia. Mike passed away in 1995.

DOTCHAK – Stephen Dotchuk, 76 of Preeceville, died on July 28, 1977 in Preeceville Hospital. Born in Horodenka, Austria in 1901 he came to Canada with his parents in 1903 and farmed in the Hinchliffe district until 1974, when he moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his father in 1938 and his mother in 1960, he is survived by two brothers, Mike and Bill of Preeceville and a sister Katie Radchuk of Endeavour

DOTCHUK – Bill Dotchuk, 98 of Invermay Lodge and formerly of Preeceville, died in November 1990 in Invermay nursing home. Funeral was held on November 9th in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on June 5, 1892 in Horodenka, Ukraine, he was self-taught. When he arrived in Canada in 1904, he worked on the family farm. Later he purchased his own farm and stayed there until he retired in 1964. On February 4, 1937, he married Martha Moniuk at Hamton. Predeceased by his parents; three half-brothers; two sisters and one brother, he is survived by a brother Mike of Preeceville.

DOTCHUK – Martha (nee Moniuk) Dotchuk was born on June 9, 1909 in Hamton. She was educated at Feder Hill School. She worked on her father’s farm. On February 4, 1937 she married Bill Dotchuk of Hinchliffe. Martha 81 passed away on August 18, 1990 in Preeceville Hospital. Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl and Maria Moniuk; two sisters, Lena and Anne; two brothers, John and Mike; she is survived by her husband, Bill; two brothers, Sam (Margaret) of Gorlitz and Bill (Lena) Moniuk of Endeavour and three sisters, Betty Mattison of Sturgis, Dorothy Wolchuk of Winnipeg and Susan (Max) Kereluke of Elk, Wash.

DOTCHUK – Mike Dotchuk, 84 of Preeceville, died on May 29, 1992 in the Preeceville Hospital. He was born November 21, 1907 in the Preeceville district, the son of John and Theodora Dotchuk. He attended Etoimamie Valley School. He worked on the family farm with is two brothers, Steve and Bill until 1966, when he retired and moved to Preeceville. He was an active baseball player in the 1920’s and 30’s. Predeceased by his father John in 1932, his sister Mary 1920, his mother, Theodora in 1959, his brother Steve in 1972, a sister Katie Radchuk in 1984 an his brother Bill 1990, he is survived by 3 nephews, George, John (Mae) and Fred (Rita) of Sturgis

DOWNS – Florence Ada (nee Popple) Downs was born September 16, 1866. She came to Toronto in 1880 and was employed in an orphan boy’s home. She married George Downs in 1895. They had seven children: Sons, Walter, Reginald, George and Albert and daughters, Georgina, the oldest girl had a fatal gun accident in 1909, Mayme and Florence. There was no hospital, so many rural ‘mothers-to-be’ were grateful to Mrs. Down for opening her home where they could receive the services of Dr. Neil and her care till able to return home with the new baby. Mrs. Downs died in February 1943.

DOWNS – George Downs was born in Manchester, England, November 12, 1865. He was later employed with the Henry Co., who raised horses for shipment overseas. George was sent to Canada with a boatload of horses and he decided to stay, taking employment with a draying firm and Massey Harris Company. He married Florence Ada Popple in 1895. They moved to MB in 1903 and to the Astwood area in 1906 and the following year to a homestead in the Preeceville area. In 1912 George haled mail from the town of Preeceville to Strand, Astwood and Usherville post offices. They moved to Preeceville in 1918 where George had several jobs. He passed away July 8, 1929.

DOWNS – Gordon George Hubert Downs was born August 11, 1925 at the Preeceville Hospital, to his parents, Walter and Violet (White) Downs. Gordon was the fourth born of seven children. Gordon grew up in Preeceville, receiving his education there. As a young man he helped his father in the family business, which Gordon’s father had purchased in 1932 and was called the W.H Downs and Sons Garage, a car dealership and an outlet for Esso-Imperial Oil. Gordon helped out in the garage and also drove a truck and delivered fuel to farmers in the area. In 1957, his dad passed away and Gordon and his brothers, Lorne and Les, ran the family business together known as Reliance Garage. Gordon’s work at the garage was a salesman. On May 16, 1960 he married Mary Boyko at Preeceville United Church. When first married, they live with Gordon’s parents, then shortly after, with the help of Mary’s parents, they built their current house in town. In 1971, Gordon bought out his two brothers and operated the garage business himself for a number of years. He also started farming. Over the years they farmed land in several locations around the area. In 1980, Gordon and Mary moved out to the farm at Lady Lake and lived there for many years. They returned to live in their home in town a few years ago. Gordon was a member of the Preeceville Lions Club and served as president of the Club in 1968. He was also district Governor of the Lions Club from 1998-1999. Years ago, Gordon was fire chief for Preeceville and a volunteer firefighter. In his younger years he was a member of the hockey teams, both the Preeceville Pats Senior team and the Preeceville Old Timers Hockey team. Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin at Nelson Lake with family. Gordon loved spending time with his two grandchildren, Kendra and Angela. He always found time for them no matter how busy he was. He passed away on May 14, 2007 at the Preeceville Hostel at the age of 82. His parents, Walter and Violet Downs and brothers, Les and Lorne predeceased him. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Mary; son, Walter; granddaughters, Angela and Kendra; two great-grandchildren Kade and Zack; his siblings, Lillian, Mayme, Allan (Janet), Vieta (Roy) as well as sisters-in-laws, Marie and Helen.

DOWNS – Helen Downs was born on February 29, 1928 at Preeceville to Steve and Mary (Shalansky) Gulka. She grew up with her sibling’s Lena, Olga and Peter. She graduated grade 12 from the Preeceville High School and attended Saskatoon Technical College. Helen was administrator for the doctors at Preeceville Hospital from 1947 to 1954. On November 8, 1949 she married Leslie Downs. Helen enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening and was actively involved in the Women’s Hospital Guild, the United Church Women’s Auxiliary. She passed away on November 9, 2013 in Winnipeg, MB. She is survived by sons, Rictor and Reg; daughter, Cynthia; sister, Olga Stasiuk and eight grandchildren, Alvin, Ami, Stephan Downs, Stuart Frazer, Jocelyn McLaren, Martinique and Savannah Downs. She is predeceased by her husband Leslie Downs, sister Lena Hycha and her brother Peter Gulka. Funeral services held at the Trinity United Church in Preeceville.

DOWNS – Leslie J. Downs was born in 1928, to parents Walter and Violet Downs. He attended Preeceville School and when he was older, helped in the family garage business. He married Helen Gulka in 1949. They had three children: Rick (Karen) lives near Sturgis, Cynthia (John) McClaren lives in Winnipeg and the youngest Reg. Leslie passed away in 2002.

DOWNS – Mary (nee Boyko) Downs passed away at the Yorkton Hospital on May 22, 2009 at the age of 82 years. She was born April 8, 1927 in the Chechow district to Mike and Stella Boyko. She moved to Preeceville with her parents in 1930, where her dad went into partnership to open a general store. In 1933, he took sole ownership. Mary received her education at Preeceville School. She worked in her dad’s store, while attending her later years of school and after completing her grade twelve, she continued working at the store. She met and married Gordon Downs on May 16, 1950 at Preeceville United Church. They lived in Preeceville, where Mary worked part time at Mcleods Store. Later on, Mary worked as a bookkeeper at Reliance Garage, when Gordon took over sole ownership. She became involved in curling, the Lioness Club and helping her husband farm. She enjoyed travelling, ski-dooing, fishing and hunting with Gordon. Her hobbies were sewing, knitting, craft and dancing. Mary never missed one time going mushroom and Saskatoon picking. Mary’s real joy in life was her two grandchildren, Angela (Zaiser) and Kendra Downs. She spent countless hours with them and enjoyed every minute. Mary is predeceased by her parents; her husband Gordon; her brother, Steve who passed away at one years old; sister Pauline Lebo; She is survived by her son Walter of Preeceville; grandchildren, Angela (Tyler) Zaiser of Regina and Kendra Downs of Saskatoon; great grandchildren Kade and Zack of Regina.

DOWNS – Violet Ellen (nee White) Downs, 96 of Red Deer Nursing Home in Porcupine Plain and formerly of Preeceville, died on April 26, 1997. Born on September 29, 1900, at Good Spirit Lake, she attended White Sand and Etoimamie schools. She married Walter Downs in 1918 and they homesteaded near Endeavour. They moved to Preeceville in 1928. She was a life time member of the Legion Auxiliary and a member of the UCWL. Predeceased by her husband Walter; her parents, two brothers, and three sisters, she is survived by four sons, Lorne of Trail, BC, Gordon and Les both of Preeceville and Allan of Winnipeg; three daughters, Lillian Cameron of Winnipeg, Mamie Mattison of Dauphin and Vietta Gill of Sacramento, Calf; two brothers, Art White and Wilfred White; 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

DOWNS – Walter H. Downs was born in 1896. He came to the Astwood district from Minto, MB. He married Violet White in 1918. They live on a homestead near Endeavour until 1928, then moved to Preeceville. He was employed as a mechanic. In 1932 Walter started his own garage business. He was also the Imperial Oil Agent and farmed on the outskirts of Preeceville. They gave up farming in 1946. They had seven children: Lillian, Mame, Lorne, Gordon, Leslie, Allan and Vietta, who all attended Preeceville School. Mr. Downs died in 1957.

DUGUID – Charles J. Duguid was born in 1914 in the Beaver Bluff school district. In 1921, he moved with his parents Robert Sr. and Agnes Duguid, to the Waler school district. In 1941 he married Hilda Tanner of Hinchcliffe and took over his father’s farm. They had three children. They lived there until 1971 and then retired to Preeceville. Charles was on the Waler school board and for over 25 years on the local Sask. Wheat Pool and 12 years on the Preeceville Telephone board. After retiring from the farm he managed the Sturgis Auction Mart for three years.

DUGUID – Hilda Edith (nee Tanner) Duguid, age 91 passed away on January 3, 2011. She was born April 8, 1919 to Robert and Kate (Woodward) Tanner, at her parent’s homestead. She attended Etoimamie Valley School. She worked briefly at Endeavour Hotel and then returned home to help her mother on the farm. Hilda married Charles Duguid on July 10, 1941. They farmed south of Preeceville until 1971. Hilda enjoyed being a homemaker. She kept busy with farm chores, dress making and sewing all kinds of clothes. She made many quilts for all members of her family. She loved her garden, flowers, baking and berry picking. She was a member of the Farm Wives Club and in retirement the Read Club in Sturgis. She was an active member of the United Church. She was predeceased by her parents; a son Barry in 1995; husband, Charlie in 1999; son in law Bill Miller; brothers Frank and Jack. Hilda is survived by her son, Don of Preeceville and daughter June miller of Saskatoon; grandchildren and great grandchildren and her sister, Doreen Hine of Richmond, BC.

DUGUID – Polly (nee Blahay) Banadyga Duguid passed away on February 21, 2010, after a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 9, 1921 to Dan and Anna Blahay. She married Walter Banadyga in 1941. They farmed south of Preeceville until Walter became ill and passed away in January 1946. They had two children, Jim and Sally. Polly and the children then moved into the town of Preeceville. In 1955, Polly married Robert Alex Duguid and had one son, Daniel Kirk. Polly and Alex, although living in town, farmed south of Preeceville until they retired in 1983. Polly loved gardening, cooking, being outdoors and spending endless hours taking car of her plants. Living across from the school she enjoyed watching the kids and even inviting them over for cookies, milk and a visit. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Polly looked forward to her Sunday drives with Alex. They would spend the whole day just driving and looking at the countryside, stopping for lunch when they were hungry. Her husband Alex in 1988, her parents, 3 sisters, Stella, Julia and Ksena and one brother, Steve, predeceased Polly. She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Marty), sons Jim and Daniel Kirk (Noreen), grandchildren, Darin, Kelly, Sabrina, Kristian, Wesley, Tim and Jason as well as 2 great grandchildren Brett and Evan.

DUGUID – Robert Sr. was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1880. He spent his youth training to be a baker at the Great Western Bakery in that city. In 1901, he came to Canada. In the spring of 1902 he filed on his homestead, a mile southwest of Preeceville. He spent his winters working for farmers in the Yorkton area. On September 12, 1912 he married Agnes Chrystall of Lanskirk, Scotland. To this union three sons were born: Charles, Robert and Herbert. In 1921 he sold his homestead and moved to the Waler school district. In 1930 he was elected councilor for division 5 in the RM of Buchanan and served in that capacity for eight years. He farmed until 1941 and then retired to Preeceville. He passed away in 1967.

DUGUID – Robert A. Duguid 72, of Preeceville, passed away on July 29, 1988 in Preeceville Hospital. Born on April 14, 1916 in Preeceville, he attended Waler School and farmed in the district throughout his working life. In the 1940’s he worked for a couple of winters in BC on a dairy farm, but returned to farm in the Preeceville district. On October 28, 1954, he married Pauline Blahay-Banadaga. He belonged to the Sask. Wheat Pool, farmers union and local co-op association. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Agnes Duguid; a brother Herbert; he is survived by his wife Pauline; two sons, James Banadaga and Kirk Duguid, both of Preeceville; a daughter Sally Schafer, of Saskatoon; a brother, Charlie Duguid of Preeceville and six grandchildren.

DUGUID – Donovan Robert Duguid was born March 23, 1943 in Preeceville to parents Charles and Hilda Duguid. He farmed south of Preeceville. Don passed away November 8, 2011. Predeceased by his parents; his brother, Barry; his brothers-in-law, Bill Miller, Barry Wasyliw and Jack Wasyliw; he is survived by his wife, Betty; three children, Mark, David and Carol; a sister June;

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EBEL – Leonard Ebel of Preeceville, passed away on June 17, 2000, at the age of 69 years. He was born December 21, 1930 in Halbrite, SK. He attended Churchbridge and Robinson Creek schools, before doing construction work. He married Lorraine Olson on April 29, 1980, at the Pentecostal Church in Preeceville and owned and operated a farm for many years. Predeceased by his mother, Kate Ebel, and a son, Dale Johnson, he is survived by his wife, Lorraine; his father Chrest; three sons, Dean Johnson of Endeavour and Delwin Johnson and Larry Ebel both of Preeceville; two daughters, Joyce Ebel of Rockford and Cindy Ebel of Preeceville; two brothers, Milton (Peggy) Ebel of Quesnel, BC and Wilfred (Fern) Ebel of Preeceville; four sisters, Pauline Strom of Duncan, BC, Evelyn Galbraith and Sylvia (Morris) Schutte, both of Preeceville and Vera (Ronald) Schutte of Rockford; and six grandchildren

EBEL – Lorraine (nee Olson) Ebel went home August 24, 2010. She was born in Quesnel, BC. January 27, 1939. The family later moved to SK where Lorraine resided on her harm until her passing. She had various jobs, bus driving, and working at a group home for the mentally challenged, which she enjoyed the most. She also did a lot of work on the farm with the cows an anything else that needed to be done. She enjoyed fellowship at her church and most of all loved Jesus. She was brave, courageous and had a big heart and prayed for many people through the years. She loved her children, grand children and one great-grandchild. Predeceased by her parents, Alvin and Viola Olson; brother Dennis Olson; her first husband Ted Johnson; her second husband Leonard Ebel and son, Dale Johnson, she is survived by her children, Dean (Gaylene) Johnson, Delwin (Bonnie) Johnson, Joyce Ebel, Cindy Ebel, Larry (Cindy) Ebel and brother Ted Olson; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

EFTODIE – John Eftodie, 83 of Preeceville and formerly of Endeavour, passed away July 1, 1999 at his home. He was born July 2, 1915 in Endeavour and attended Lillian School. He farmed and worked in the bush during the wintertime. He married Mary Semeniuk on October 28, 1939 at the Greek Orthodox Church in Endeavour. Predeceased by his wife, Mary in 1997, his parents, George in 1947 and Domenica in 1978; two brothers, Nick and Matt and a son Edward in 1993, he is survived by three sons, Bob of Westbridge, BC, Don of Rocky Mountain House, AB and Ron of White City; a daughter Judy Larson of Prince Albert; a brother Alex of Armstrong, BC; four sisters, Lena Karcha, Annie Danyliuk, Mary Adderley and Lillian Allen; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

EFTODIE – Mary M. (nee Semeniuk) Eftodie was born in 1915 to parents Nick and Nettie (Boychuk) Semeniuk. She lived with parents on their farm north of Sturgis. She married John Eftodie in 1939. They farmed until retirement and moved to Preeceville in 1985. They had four boys, Edward, Robert, Donald and Ronald and a daughter Judy. Mary passed away in 1997.

ELLERAAS – Anton Elleraas was born in 1842 and came to Canada, with his wife and four sons, Peter, Ole, Arne and Emil, from Stod, Norway in 1904. The same year Anton filed for a homestead. The following year in May he built a log house. He continued to break land each year and by 1908 had proved up his homestead. They were members of the Beaver Bluff School district. Mr. Elleraas was a shoemaker by trade. In 1914, they moved to the home of their daughter, where they resided in a house of their own with their daughter Gena until his death in 1925

ELLERAAS – Bergitte Elleraas was born in Sweden in 1851. In 1904, Bergitte, her husband Anton and their four sons, Peter, Ole, Arne and Emil came to Canada and took a homestead in the Beaver Bluff district. Bergitte was a mid-wife and assisted with the delivery of many newborns. She spun her own wool and wove material. In 1914, they moved and resided with their daughter Gena, until their passing. Bergitte passed away in 1922

ELLERAAS – Emil Elleraas was born 1892 in Norway, the son of Anton and Bergitte Elleraas. He came to Canada with his parents and brothers in 1904. He was kicked by a horse in his youth and died in 1909. He was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

ELLERAAS – Gina Rebecca Elleraas was born in 1880 to parents Anton and Bergitte Elleraas. She came to Canada with her parents in 1904. She passed away in 1965.

ELLERAAS Ole J. Elleraas was born in 1890 in Norway to parents Anton and Bergitte Elleraas. He came with his parents to Canada in 1904. At the age of 21 he applied for a homestead. By the end of three years, he had broke 52 acres and owned 6 horses. He received patent on the land in 1912. Ole served in the 1st World War. When he returned, he married Winnie Swanson. They lived in Preeceville, where he operated a machine shop for sometime. Later he took up barbering until ill health forced him to retire. He passed away in 1957.

ELLERAAS – Winnie (nee Swanson) Elleraas, 78 of Preeceville, died on February 13, 1976 in the Preeceville Hospital after a long illness. Funeral service held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. Winnie Marie Elleraas was born August 19, 1897 to Gus and Caroline Swanson at Fargo, N.D. She came to Canada with her parents in 1909 and resided on a homestead near Nelson Lake. In 1916, she married Ole Elleraas and they lived in Preeceville. She was predeceased by her husband Ole in 1959; three sisters, Edith, Carrie and Nora and a brother, Clarence, and a son, Gordon (World War 11) in 1944. Two daughters survive her, Violet Lucas of The Pas and Evelyn (Elmer) Sparks of Thompson; a son, Kenneth of Edmonton; a brother, Arnold of Edmonton; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

ELLISON – Elias Ellison, of Preeceville, passed away on January 12, 1975 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Preeceville Funeral Chapel. Mr. Ellison was born in April 1887, of parents, William Wilhelm and Mary Olson Ellison, in Minnesota. He came to Canada in 1910 and worked as a farm laborer, residing mostly in the Ketchen/Preeceville areas. For several years, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Peter Marten, Alfred M. and Frederick; and a sister, Minnie; he is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Curtis Hammerstrom of Preeceville, Ken Ellison of Ketchen and Mel Ellison of Okla.

ERICKSON – Matt Erickson, age 63, died on July 21st at the Preeceville Hospital, after a stroke a week prior to his death. Funeral held in Godfrey’s Funeral Chapel. Burial in Preeceville Cemetery. He was bon at Sell, Norway and came to Canada to the Preeceville district in 1926. In 1932, he married Olga Johnson of the Beaver Falls district and they had one son, Arthur. His first wife predeceased him in 1936. He married Emma Anderson in May 1953, and she died in October 1953. His son Arthur, daughter-in-law Lenore; three granddaughters, Linda, Karen and Colin and a grandson, all of Yorkton; and his stepchildren, Donald Anderson, Genevieve Sawkiw and Mabel Dyck survives him, children of his second wife. Mr. Erickson was caretaker of the Preeceville Schools for 18 years and drove the school bus on the Beaver Falls/North Prairie bus route during part of that time.

ESBENSEN – Bruno Christian Esbenson was born in Fredriksberg, Denmark August 10, 1897. After his compulsory training in the Danish cavalry he immigrated to Canada in 1919. He pursued the vocation of farming and for seven years farmed in partnership with Franklin Carlson. Following this he worked at the Preeceville Drug Store. In 1932 he married Helen Abrahamson and to this union Carl Victor and Yvonne Karen were born. He went back to farming and managing a mink ranch. When the mink ranch closed he took over the duties of caretaker at the local hospital where he remained until his death in March 1970.

ESBENSON – Helen Esbensen Scharfenberg, 82 of Preeceville, passed away November 19, 1993 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church. Born on June 27, 1911 in Preeceville, she was educated at Beaver Bluff School and Preeceville High School. She married Bruno Esbensen on March 3, 1932 at Preeceville. He died on March 5, 1970. She married Robert Scharfenberg in March 1972 at Preeceville. Predeceased by her first husband, Bruno, her second husband Robert in 1981, a son Carl Esbensen in 1961, a sister Hattie Iverson and four brothers, Clarence, Einer, Albert and Otto Abrahamson, she is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Lindblom of Alaska; three brothers, Harold of Preeceville, Walter of Flin Flon and Edwin of Regina; a sister Elsie Gray of Medicine Hat and one grandchild.

EVERITT – James Stanley Everitt, 82 of Preeceville, died on June 21, 2006 at his residence. He was born on April 10, 1924, on a farm near Stalwart to William and Edith Everitt. He attended Davenport and Stalwart Schools. He worked for the department of Saskatchewan tourism and renewable resources, beginning in 1947. After 35 years, he retired. He married Alvina Marceau in Oct. 1951 in Nipawin. Predeceased by his parents, three brothers and five sisters, he is survived by his wife, Alvina; five sons, Larry (Peggy) of Carrot River, Lawrence of Young, Donald of Winnipeg, Wayne (Deb) of Stonewall, MB and Wilfred of Preeceville; three daughters, Darlene (Blaine) Ganong of Regina, Faye (Jack) Lesanko of Sturgis and Gale (Edgar) Jaques of Preeceville; a sister Florence Freeman of St. Thomas, ON; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

EWASCHUK – Lillian Ewaschuk, 58 of Preeceville and formerly of Danbury, passed away December 4, 1981, in the Yorkton Hospital. She was born at Danbury, the daughter of John and Mary Prokopetz. She received her education at the South Porcupine School. On October 9, 1939, she married Norman J. Ewaschuk at Danbury. After their marriage, the couple lived at Danbury for a short time and then at various other centers, including Flin Flon, Windsor, ON, Cadman, AB and Uranium City. They moved to Preeceville in 1977. Predeceased by her parents, a son in infancy and a brother, Bill Prokopetz; she is survived by her husband; a son, Dennis of Preeceville; a daughter, Marie (Bill) Marcinkowski of Thunder Bay, ON; four sisters, Doris Derneski and Anne Dorash, both of Vernon, BC, Amy Ochitwa of Preeceville and Pauline Melnychuk of Saskatoon; and three grandchildren.

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FEELEY – James C. Feeley came to Canada in 1902 and filed on a homestead for him and his son, Myron. In 1903, they put together a boxcar load of implements and about 20 head of stock. They had come from Portland, Iowa. After three years of farming, James wife Florence Feeley arrived with furniture, dishes and bedding. That fall James built up a fire and went out to do the milking. When he looked out the house was on fire and burnt to the ground. The following year a bigger log house was built and lived in until 1943. James was secretary for the Norway School for many years. When Myron married in 1921, his mother went back to the States to live with her daughter in Madison, South Dakota. James died in April 1928.

FEELEY – Mary Feeley, 78 of Preeceville, passed away October 14, 1992 at the Plains Hospital in Regina. Funeral held in Trinity United church in Preeceville. She was born November 18, 1913 to John and Tilley Trembach in the Woodlight district north of Sturgis. She received her formal education at Woodlight and Norway schools. When she was quite young she began working at Feeley’s farm doing housework. She married Myron Feeley at the Feeley home on Nov. 11, 1936. During her life, Molly had been a member of the homemakers club and a member of the hospital guild. She enjoyed knitting, was an avid reader, and throughout her life enjoyed the outdoors, doing hr lawn, working in her garden and tending her flowers. Molly lived on the farm, except for the time her husband was a MLA from 1938-48 and each winter they lived in Regina. She moved into the Assiniboine Valley Manor in 1989, where she continued to live until her death. Predeceased by her parents, her husband in 1976, sister Jessie in infancy, sister Dora in 1989, she is survived by two children, Jim (Bonnie) Feeley of Regina and Molly Lynn (Dwight) Adrian of Saskatoon; two sisters, Ann Kereluik of Swan River and Gena Moekirk of Preeceville and five grandchildren.

FEELEY – Myron H. Feeley came to Canada with his father, James in 1903 and homesteaded south of Preeceville. He married Norma Buchecker in 1921. She passed away in 1935 and the following year Myron married Mary (Molly) Tremback. Myron was chairman of the Norway School for many years. In June 1938 he was elected MLA for the Canora Constituency for the CCF party. He served for ten years, winning again in 1944. He was interested in progressive ventures and helped organize the Wheat Pool, United Farmers and the C.C.F. In 1945 Myron formed a farming partnership with Steve Kardynal, which lasted until 1960. Myron and Molly had two children, James Myron and a daughter, Mollie Lynn. Myron passed away August 1976 at age 91.

FEELEY – Norma W. (nee Buchecker) Feeley, was born in 1887. In 1921 she married Myron Feeley. In February 1935, Norma died of spinal meningitis and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

FIALKOWSKI – Shirley Ann (nee YUrkiw) Fialkowski was born May 13, 1947, the daughter of Metro and Mary Yurkiw. On November 22, 1963 she married Carl Fialkowski. They farmed in the Rockford area. In 1984 they sold the farm and moved to acreage near Hinchliffe. They had three children: Keith, Cynthia and Coralie. Shirley was employed as secretary at Home Care and at C.C.I.L in Preeceville until her death in 1987.

FISHER - James was born in 1935 to parents Clarence and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Fisher of the Endeavour area. He married Viola May Hearn in 1959. They lived in Ontario, where Jim was employed by the Eastern Steel factory in Preston, Ontario. Their son, James Guy Fisher was born in 1966. A year and half later they moved to Yorkton for a while and Jim worked for City Dairy. They purchased property and moved to Preeceville in 1970 and built a house. Jim was a salesman for Watkins and for Trans Continental Bolt Co. Jim passed away in 2008.

FISHER – Ralph A. Fisher, 68 of Danbury, died as a result of a car accident at Sturgis on July 20, 1969. Funeral service held in Preeceville Funeral Chapel and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Mr. Fisher was born at Brookfield, Nova Scotia in 1901, to parents Robert Polach and Elizabeth Janet (Hamilton) Fisher and came west in 1923 and farmed in the Danbury district, until retiring about six years ago. He is survived by three brothers, Matthew Hamilton Fisher and Charles Marshall Fisher of Nova Scotia and William George Fisher of Lac Vert, SK. Matthew and William attended the funeral and a niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Fred and sisters Edith Janet and Clara.

FORSHNER – Reginald ‘Reg’ Sinclair Forshner, age 87, passed away on May 13, 2009 at his residence at Kalispell, MT. He was born on March 22, 1922 at Kamsack, SK to William and Mabel (Parker) Forshner. Reg grew up in Swan River, MB. During his youth he was an avid hockey player. He signed up early to serve his country in WW11 in the Royal Canadian Navy. After graduating from University of Manitoba Medical School in 1953, Reg had a medical practice in Preeceville for 20 years, until 1973 when he moved to the U.S. to practice in South Dakota. From there e he went on to practice as a locum tenens (temporary doctor) in various states. He then settled in Kansas where he practiced as an ER physician. He returned in 1992 to Kansas, finally settling in Kalispell, MT in 1999. Reg was a charter member of the Lions Club of Preeceville, the Royal Canadian Legion and both Canadian and American Medical Associations. He was an avid reader and an ‘arm chair general’ who enjoyed debating politics. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing cribbage and marbles. He loved to cook, travel, listen to music and spend time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Hicks, and his two brothers, James and Kitchener. He is survived by his wife, Freida Forshner; two daughters, Beverly Forshner (Randy) of Preeceville and Judy McLaren (Kerry) of Kamloops, BC; two sons, Robert (Kelly) and William (Judy) both of Calgary; a sister Mildred Kjertaas of Prince Albert and 11 grandchildren in various cities, Kate, Tess, Bennett, Erin, Ross, Kyle, Fletcher, Nicole, Robert, Steven and Katie.

FORTIN – Joseph Odilon Fortin of Norquay, died in the Preeceville Hospital after a long illness on May 23, 1973. Funeral held in the chapel of Godfreys Funeral Home. Born in Quebec in 1920, he worked as a logger until coming west to work at Norquay about a year ago

FRASER – Diane Marguerite Fraser, passed away on September 23, 2009 at the age of 54 years. Diane is survived by her son, Scott Duncan and daughter Brenna Duncan (Torquil Mackay); mother Katherine; brothers, Ian (Wendy) Fraser, Ken (Charlene) Fraser and sister Shannon (Rene) Hansen; nephews Kirt and Kreig Fraser and Denny Hansen; nieces, Karla, Kyndra, Allysa and Danielle Fraser; great-nephew Tristen Hansen and great niece Nadine Fraser; A celebration of Diane’s life was held at the Trinity United Church in Preeceville on October 3rd.

FREJOW – John Frejow, 92 of Preeceville, passed away on February 25, 1992 at the Lions Hostel. He was born January 26, 1900 in the Village of Rahow in Western Ukraine. He immigrated to Canada on May 3, 1930 and lived in Fort Frances, ON. In 1965 he moved to Preeceville to retire. During his years of employment he saw the world by working as a chef on ships and ocean liners. Predeceased by his parents, Andrie and Martha; his wife, Mary (Kozac); four stepsons, Bill, Steve, Peter and George; two sisters, Annie and Mary; a brother, George he is survived by three daughters, Doris Zaharia of Preeceville, Polly Kwasnitza of Wadena and Vicky (Dune) Funncy of Winnipeg; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

FREJOW – Mary Frejow, 91 of Preeceville and formerly of the Theodore district, died on October 23, 1987 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Preeceville. Born on February 25, 1896 in Bokovina, Ukraine, she came to Canada at an early age. She and her first husband, John Kozak, farmed in the Theodore district. He died in 1932 an in 1939, she moved to Fort Francis, ON where she was employed as a labourer. In 1965, she and her second husband, John Frejow, retired to Preeceville. Predeceased by her first husband, John Kozak in 1932; three sons, Bill Kozak in 1959, Peter Kozak in 1971 and Steve Kozak in 1984; and two brothers, Pete and Bill Zaharia, she is survived by a son, George Kozak of Windsor, ON; three daughters, Polly Kwasnitza of Wadena, Doris Zaharia of Preeceville and Vickey Finney of Winnipeg; 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

FRIEZE – Julia Frieze of Bellsite, MB and formerly of Preeceville, died on July 22, 1992, in Swan River Hospital. A graveside service was held at the Preeceville Cemetery with Alan Lenych officiating. She was born Dec 1909 in Tufnell; she was the daughter of Matt and Bella Hanson (nee Hermanson). She had lived in Sheho, Wendy Lake, Bowsman and Birch River. On September 3, 1927 she married Louis Frieze. They lived at Lintlaw and moved to Preeceville when her health deteriorated. After the death of her husband in 1979, she moved to Bellsite to live with her daughter and her family. Predeceased by her parents; her husband; a son Clarence of Hudson Bay in 1966; two sisters, Nellie and Mabel and two brothers, Jack and Roy, she is survived by a daughter, Hazel (Peter) of Bellsite an Clifton of Hudson Bay; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

FRIEZE – Louis Frieze, 82, of the Lions Hostel Units in Preeceville, passed away July 5, 1979 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in Godfreys Funeral Home chapel with Allen Lenych of Hyas officiating. Born at Netchi, N.D., he came to Canada with his parents in 1905 to Margo, where his parents operated a butcher shop. Later they moved to Lintlaw, where they farmed. Louis worked on the railroad grade with horses and scraper. In 1922, he started working as a section man for the railways and worked for 44 years at Lintlaw. The last two years before he retired he worked at Kelvington. He married Julia Hanson of Lintlaw in 1927. Predeceased by a son, Clarence in 1966, he is survived by his wife; a daughter, Hazel Zimmer of Mafeking, MB; a son, Cliff of Regina; three grandchildren and a great grandchild.

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GALANDY – Joseph Galandy of Preeceville, passed away July 12, 1978 at the age of 65. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born in the Dobrowody district in 1913, he married Pauline Gulka in 1935. They worked at Flin Flon for four years, and then farmed in the Preeceville district until 1972, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his mother, Hazel in 1952; his father, Ignace in 1961; a sister Nellie in 1934, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Leslie and Dennis of Calgary; four daughters, Laverne Chorney of Kitimat, Phyllis Dufrat of St. Catharines, ON, Bernice Thune of Calgary and Sharon Charuk of Canora; four brothers, Mike of Preeceville, John of Red Lake, ON, Bill of Regina and Paul of Keg River, AB; two sisters, Ann Riwny of Canora and Mary Horbachewsky of Preeceville and 13 grandchildren.

GERMAN – Annie Seran (nee Phillips) German, 86 of Preeceville, passed away on December 4, 2006 in Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church, Preeceville. Annie was born to William and Katie Phillips on January 31, 1920 in Preeceville. She was educated at Sunny Brae School. She married Joseph German March 6, 1940 at the Anglican Church, Preeceville. She worked at the Endeavour Café, cooked in a bush camp and was a stay-at-home mom. She worked mending clothes. Most of her life was spent tending to her children’s needs. Her baking, perogies, cabbage rolls and homemade bread were her gifts to her children and to anyone who walked into her home. Annie belonged to the Lady Lake Seniors Club. She loved playing cards, bingo and a good visit. Annie was predeceased by her husband Joseph, son-in-law, Alvin Cote, her parents; brothers Ruffie, John and Arthur in infancy; She is survived by her sons, Walter (Gwen) of Yorkton, Jerry (Betty) of Saskatoon, Dennis (Peggy) of Medicine Hat; her daughters, Katherine (Ray) Pottle of Sturgis, Betty (Daryl) Lockwood of Cranbrook, BC. Carol (Harold) Anaka of Preeceville and Diane of Yorkton; brothers Mike, Billy, Fred, George and David; sisters Mary Walker of Sturgis and Hazel (Frank) Welder of Regina; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

GERMAN – George German, 76 of Preeceville and formerly of Regina, died on July 25, 1987 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born in Preeceville in 1911, he was educated in the Brookview district. He was a section hand on the railroad in the 1930’s and then farmed near Sturgis in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He moved to Regina in the late 1950’s where he was employed by Canada Cement. A few years later he moved back to Preeceville and opened a furniture business. He retired in 1980. Predeceased by a sister, Polly of Sturgis and two brothers, Fred of Endeavour and Joe of Lady Lake, he is survived by his wife, Rose; two sons, George of Regina and Walter of Okotoks, AB; two daughters, Marge of Preeceville and Zoe of Regina; two brothers, Andrew of Kamloops and John of Vancouver; a sister, Alexandra, of Sturgis; 10 grandchildren an five great-grandchildren

GERMAN – Joseph German married Anne Phillips on March 7, 1940 at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. They farmed half a mile east of Lady Lake and lived in a two-room log house plastered with clay. In 1957, they moved to Lady Lake where they built a new house. Joseph was employed by the Department of Highways for 35 years, retiring in 1975. They had seven children: Kathleen, Walter, Betty, Jerry, Carol, Dennis and Diane. Joseph died in July 1976.

GERMAN – Rosie (nee Boychuk) German, passed away on January 28, 2009 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Rose was born April 27, 1918 to John and Zoia Boychuk. She attended Brookview School, where her parents settled. Rosie moved to Govenlock, SK, where her husband to be, George, worked on the railroad for 10 years. They moved back to Lady Lake where they started farming. They then moved to Regina, where Rose worked at the General Hospital and Wascana Hospital for 13 years. Later they moved to Preeceville, started a new and used furniture store. George passed away in 1987. Rosie enjoyed going to auction and garage sales. She also collected dolls; at one time she had nearly 400. She is survived by her four children, Majorie (Carl) of Chilliwack, BC, Zoie (Tom) of Mexico, George Jr. (Mary0 of Regina and Walter (Lana) of Salmon Arm, BC; ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren an one great-great granddaughter. She is predeceased by her parents, husband George and one grandchild and all of her siblings.

GLENN - Lena Violet Glenn passed away September 5, 2007 at Aspen Bluffs Villa Care Home in Yorkton at the age of 92. Lena was born April 17, 1915 on the family farm in the Preeceville area to Alex an Anne Lippoway (nee Zabolotniw). She was one of 12 children. Lena was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 1959, her daughter Linda in May 2005 an he parents Alex and Anne Lippoway who were early settlers in the Preeceville area. She was also predeceased by brothers John, George, David and sister’s Nettie, Annie, Lucy, Lilly, Jean and Nellie. She is survived by sisters Lousie Verbiwski, Ponoka, AB and Cassie Daschuk, Preeceville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

GODFREY – Annie M. (nee Gogal) Godfrey 87, of Preeceville, died at her home on August 7, 1999. Born July 30, 1912, in Sturgis, she was educated in Preeceville. She worked as a dressmaker and later as a janitor at Preeceville School for 15 years. A life member of the Preeceville Legion ladies auxiliary, she married Theos Godfrey on July 29, 1931 at the Preeceville United Church. Predeceased by her husband Theos; her parents, Karl Gogal and Mary Slipinski; four brothers, Tony, Lasko, Ernest and Bennie Gogal; she is survived by a daughter, Edris Matlock of Regina; a brother, Adam Gogal of Thunder Bay, ON; two sisters, Beatrice Strong of Red Deer and Nellie Fullawka of Canora; one grandchild, one great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren.

GODFREY – Casimir C. was born June 14, 1909 in Buchanan to parents Charles and Jessie Godfrey. He took his first years of schooling in Buchanan. The family moved a couple of times, but returned to Buchanan, where Cas completed his grade 8 and then took schooling in Sturgis. He completed his grade eleven. After school he worked sawing wood. The next summer he worked for Well’s Bentley on the dray. By the fall of 1928 he had a clerking job in Hicklings Hardware store, where he took up tinsmithing. He then started his own tinsmithing shop and ran it until 1942 when he enlisted in the Army. On April 7, 1945 he married Joyce Caulder at Regina. In 1951 he began to help Ole Elleraas part time in his funeral business and in 1958 purchased the business from the estate. Cas passed away January 21, 1980.

GODFREY – Charles and his wife Jessie Godfrey came to Buchanan in 1906, to open a drug store. Charles also took over the post office. The drugstore was sold in 1919 and he bought an orange grove in Emporia, Florida. His health started to fail and the family moved back to Canada, first to Norquay and then to Farwick, Ontario and then returned to Buchanan about 1922. In July 1925 Charles got a job to manage a drug store in Horne Payne, ON. Charles died December 6, 1926.

GODFREY – Jessie Godfrey was born in 1866. She married Charles Godfrey and in 1906 came to Buchanan, with her husband and son Theos, who was just a few months old, to open a drug. While living in Buchanan, her second son was born Casimir. The family moved a few times, finally settling in Preeceville. After her husband passed away she lived with her son Cas. Her health began to fail and she became an invalid. The last six years of her life she was bedridden. She passed away in 1940

GODFREY – Joyce B. (nee Caulder) Godfrey, was born January 15, 1921. She married Cas Godfrey on April 7, 1945. After her husbands discharge from the army they returned to Preeceville in May 1947. Joyce was active in the United Church, the Eastern Star and Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She taught piano and music theory for many years in Preeceville and surrounding towns. In 1969 she had open-heart surgery, made a good recovery, but died suddenly on May 27, 1975.

GODFREY – Theos Curry was born to parents Charles and Jessie Godfrey. At only a few months old, he came with his parents to Buchanan. After his schooling in Buchanan and Norquay he got a job as engineer in Scott Rattray’s flourmill and then at the Co-op Creamery. In 1931 he married Annie Gogal. They had a daughter, Edris in 1934. He joined the Air Force as an engineer and served his time at the air force base at aTofino on Vancouver Island. After he was discharged he returned to the Preeceville Co-op Creamery. He retired in Preeceville. He passed away January 30, 1989 at the age of 82. He was survived by his wife Annie; one daughter Edris and two granddaughters of Regina.

GOGAL – August Gogal passed away June 10, 2010 at Preeceville. Anton was born on the family farm north of Canora, where he grew up with his nine siblings. He attended Meadowdale School and helped with the everyday chores on the farm. At age 15 he left school and worked operating a threshing machine and trapped in winter, and d then at age 17 went to work for the CN railway. On October 19, 1935 he married Irene Karcha. They lived for a while with his parents and then moved to Lady Lake and their three children were born in Preeceville. August left the CN in 1945 and went to work in Geraldton, ON for 2 1/2 years at the Goldmines. The family moved back to Lady Lake where he rehired with the CN and moved to Hudson Bay. He retired from the CN June 28, 1976 after a career with them spanning 45 years, 25 of those as a Car Man in Hudson Bay. August was active in the community, a member of the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, bowled with the Golden Age Bowling league, a member of the seniors friendship Centre and took admission at the Hudson Bay Arena for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, dancing, visiting and playing cards with family and friends. He was an avid fan of hockey, baseball and curling. He loved telling stories and entertaining at social gathering s especially with his ‘froggy’ song, writing the words to befit the occasion. In June 2004 August and Irene moved to the Assiniboine Valley Manor in Preeceville where they resided until December 2008 when August moved into the lions Personal Care Home. Irene joined him there in April 2009. He leaves to mourn his wife of 74 years, Irene (Karcha); his sons, Robert, and Dennis; his daughter Sylvia Rauch; his brother Benny (Anne) Gogal; his sister Marian Smith. August was predeceased by his parents Anna (Malyk) and Frank Gogal; brothers, Steve, Joseph, Anton & Edward; sisters, Theresa Neufeld, Annie Bozak, Carolyn Bozak.

GOGAL - Irene Gogal passed away after a full, long life of 98 years at the Preeceville Long term care on December 7, 2012. Irene was born at Lady Lake on September 27, 1914, the second of 9 surviving children born to Dominica and Harry Karcha. She grew up on the farm and attended Sunny Brae School. She enjoyed playing ball and was second baseman for the Lady Lake Ladies. She was an excellent seamstress and sewed the ball team uniforms. In 1935, she married August Gogal at Antonio Greek Catholic Church near Canora. They settled with August’s parents near there before moving to Lady Lake. In 1948 the family moved to Hudson Bay, where August worked for the CNR. Irene was active with the Ukrainian Catholic Church and enjoyed singing, playing cards, quilting, bingo and babysitting. She took pride in her flower garden and loved to cook for the family. In June 2004, they moved to Preeceville. And in December 2009, she moved to the Long-term Care facility.

GOGAL – Lasko Gogal 77, of Preeceville, died on July 14, 1990 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born April 26, 1913 in Preeceville and attended Preeceville and Sunny Brae Schools. While young he helped his parents and family on the farm. He also helped build their sawmill and later a shingle mill. He also did land breaking and worked on threshing crews. He married Mary Antoniuk on May 10, 1939 at Sturgis. While farming with his wife, he worked at the Pas Lumber Company, Western Construction and also in oil exploration in northern Alberta. He was active in farming until the late 1980’s. He was a member of the Co-op, the Pool, UGG and the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by his mother, Mary’ his father Carl and two brothers, Tony and Benny, he is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Ed (Lillian) of Lady Lake, Warren (Shirley) of Thompson, MB and Ernie (Theresa) of Saskatoon; three brothers, Adam of Thunder Bay, ON, Joe of Red Deer, AB, and Ernie of Prince George; three sisters, Nellie Fullawka of Canora, Annie Godfrey of Preeceville an Brownie Strong of Sylvan Lake, AB and six grandchildren.

GOGOL – Nestor Gogol, 60 of Canora and formerly of Preeceville and the Lady Lake districts, died at his home on January 18, 1989. Born on December 1, 1928, at Lady Lake to Frank and Maria (Yanchynski) Gogol, he attended Sunny Brae School. He started a custom hauling business as a young man and then owned and operated a restaurant at Preeceville, where he met Lena Yaremchuk. They were married on June 25, 1951 at Preeceville, then moved to Nut Mountain, where they operated a hotel until 1955 when he became field representative for the Massey Harris Co. and later for the Cockshutt farm equipment company working to the position of territory manager at Yorkton and Dauphin. They owned the Twilight Motel at Swan River until 1976 when he became a partner in Double N Farm Equipment in Swan River. This enterprise continued until 1979 when, with his sons, Dan and Bart, opened Gogol’s Farm and Auto Supply in Canora. Operating it until 1986, from which time he had been semi-retired. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Victor ad three sisters, Annette Surcon, Pauline Oleskiw and Dolly Butler, he is survived by his wife Lena of Canora; two sons, Dan of Swan River and Barton (Karen) of Mikado; two daughters, Donna (Michael) Goergen of Edmonton and Jolie (Nick) Hrominchuk of Brandon, MB; a brother, Orvin of Lady Lake; a sister, Olga (William) Sawkiw of Preeceville; and eight grandchildren.

GOGAL – Orvin Gogal, 69 of the Lady Lake area, died on May 18, 1990 in the City hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral held in Preeceville United Church. He was born on May 16, 1921 in the Preeceville district, the son of Frank and Mary (Yanchinski) Gogal. He attended Sunny Brae School in the Preeceville area. Without money to further his education, he spent a summer working at the University of Sask. under C.F Patterson. Basically a self-taught horticulturist, his knowledge was acquired mostly through reading and correspondence with expert growers and specialists throughout the world. He was instrumental in enhancing the natural beauty of the Lady Lake Regional Park with hundred of varieties of flowers and trees and introduced plants and trees not native to the area. He donated the 20 acres, part of his family's homestead, for the park and lived on the edge of the lake. He conducted classes on pruning and grafting and distributed thousands of apple seedlings to people in the district. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy, overseas, and was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Nestor and Victor and three sisters, Pauline Oleskiw, Dolly Butler and Annette Surcon, he is survived by a sister, Olga (Bill) Sawkiw of Preeceville.

GOWAN – Laura E. (nee Saugmyhr) Gowan of Preeceville, passed away May 31, 1974 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was 73 years old. She came to Canada in 1907 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Saugmyhr, from Atwater, Minnesota. In 1920 she married Walter H. Gowan. They farmed in the Ketchen district until 1961, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. She was an active member of the Farm Wives Club and ALCW of St. John’s Church. Predeceased by her husband in 1970 and a son, Walter in 1965, she is survived bay a son, William Gown of Preeceville; three daughters, Vi Holte of Preeceville, Florence Bell of Saskatoon and Muriel Olson of Edmonton; a sister Bertha Saugmyhr of Preeceville; two brothers, Thorvald and Bernard of Preeceville; and nine grandchildren

GOWAN – Walter Henry Gowan was born in 1894, the son of Joseph and Eunice Gowan. He came to Canada from East Grand Forks, ND in 1912, at the age of 18 years. He took over a homestead and in 1920 married Laura Saugmyhr. They had three daughters, Viola, Florence and Muriel born in 1933. Two sons, Walter and William. A great deal of Walters first years in Canada were spent away from home, working for other farmers in the area. He cleared land on three-quarters of land in addition to the homestead, with the use of an axe and hired help. Sometime in the 30’s he bought his first threshing outfit. Walter enjoyed fishing. William and Laura retired to Preeceville in 1961. Walter passed away in 1970.

GRAHAM – Stella Graham, 81 of Preeceville, passed away December 9, 2003 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home. Funeral service held at the Preeceville Funeral Home chapel. Born on October 4, 1919 in Preeceville to Nick and Martha (Holowachuk) Luciow, she attended school in Hazel Dell. She worked at Hudson Bay café and then owned and operated Stella’s General Store in Gillam, MB for 10 years. They then purchased a clothing store in Gillam Mall which she operated until she retired in 1983. She moved to Preeceville soon afterwards. She married Bill Graham in Hudson Bay in 1940. Predeceased by her parents, Nick and Martha, her husband Bill in 1965, two daughters, Shirley Mae in 1955 and Faye in 1978, six brothers, Ted, Mike, Sam, John, Harry and Steve, and four sisters, Pauline Kowalchuk, Barbara, Belle Serhan and Helen Dulyk, she is survived by a son Ron of Snow Lake, MB; a brother, Bill Luciow of Preeceville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

GRANDAHL – Bennie was born in 1901 to parents John and Dena Grandahl. He moved with his family to Canada from the States in 1911. He married Selma Tonn on November 21, 1929 and they farmed a mixed grain, livestock and poultry. Ben was elected to various boards such as the Co-op, Pool and Sask. Telephones. He enjoyed attending the meetings in spite of having to drive 13 miles in 40 below weather with horses and a homemade cutter, wearing a buffalo coat and keeping warm with a foot warmer. They had three children, Marlene, Jean and Lois. After living on the farm for many years, they moved into the town of Preeceville. Ben passed away in 1992.

GRANDAHL – Dena, born in 1882, was the wife of John Grandahl. She came with her husband and their four children, Bennie, Carl, Florence and Myrtle to Insinger, SK in 1911 from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They later purchased land close to Preeceville and farmed here for many years. They retired to Preeceville. Dena passed away in 1969.

GRANDAHL – John was born in 1873 in the States. In May of 1911, John, his wife Dena and their four children came to Insinger, SK from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They stayed in a sod shack until their home was built. The land that John homesteaded was all stones and alkali soil. He supplemented his farm income by running a threshing separator every fall for other farmers. In 1917, the census man, Jack Long came to their home and told John about a piece of land up near Preeceville that was for sale. John went and bought a quarter of land and the family moved the same year. He farmed this land for many years, until retiring and moving into Preeceville. John passed away in 1953.

GRANDAHL – Nellie (nee Johnson) Grandahl, 82 of Langley, BC and formerly of Preeceville, died on April 6, 1990 at Langley, BC. She was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Badger, Iowa to parents Jim (Hjert Johan Dale) and Adrina (Anderson) Johnson. In 1910 the family came to Canada and first lived north of Canora and then in 1911 moved to a homestead south of Sturgis. She and her husband, Carl farmed in the Norway School district. They later moved to Preeceville and then to Alberta and BC, where they cooked for CNR crews. They retired to Langley. Predeceased by her parents; three brothers, George and Johnny Johnson of Sturgis and Gilbert of Alberta and two sisters, Annie and Olga, she is survived by her husband, Carl; three sons, Lawrence (Merle) of High River, AB, Johnny (Joan) of Calgary and Olaf (Coleen) of Nanoose, BC; three sisters, Gladys McBride of Langley Alice Barschel of Kelowna and Bertina Corbet of Birch River, Manitoba.

GRANDAHL – Selma (nee Tonn) Grandahl was born in 1902. On November 21, 1929 she married Ben Grandahl and they farmed together near Preeceville. Selma enjoyed her home life and kept busy raising their three daughters, Marlene, Jean and Lois. She raised chickens and turkeys and kept and tended a large garden. She was active in the ladies aid meetings and the Homemakers Club. She also enjoyed curling when they moved into Preeceville. Selma passed away in 1995.

GRASLEY – Harold Raymond Grasley of Melville an formerly of Preeceville, passed away November 27, 1979 in St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville. Born on December 21, 1920, in Lake Valley, SK, the son of Edwin and Florence Grasley, he did many jobs in and around Grain Land as a young man. He joined the navy and while serving at Halifax, he met and married Kathleen Macomber. Following the end of the war he took his discharge in Sask. and the couple made their first home at Regina. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a past president of the Legion at Bengough. He was employed for 30 years by the Sask. Liquor Board and lived in many different communities in Sask. He enjoyed outdoor life and all sports. Predeceased by his parents (while he was on overseas duty) and by two brothers, Gordon in June 1966 and Leonard in May 1977, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Harold Fr. and John of Melville; daughter Linda and two granddaughters, Deborah and Gwendolyn, all of Toronto; one sister Ida of Central Butte and two brothers, Jack of Edmonton and Wes of Regina.

GRASLEY – Kathleen (nee Macomber) Grasley, 77 of Hudson Bay and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on June 23, 1998 at the Hudson Bay Hospital. Born on November 15, 1920 in Maitland Hantsco, NS. She worked during the war as a code decipherer and as a cook for CNR. She served as the mayor of Uranium City and was a member of the ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion for 45 years. Predeceased by her husband, Harold; a brother David Macomber; and a sister Mary; she is survived by two sons, Harold and John, both of Uranium City; a daughter, Linda Haynes of Pickering, ON; a brother, John of Ottawa; five sisters, Joan of Nova Scotia, Lena of Ottawa, Becky of Toronto, Helen of Statis Island, NY and Bea of Long Island, NY and three grandchildren.

GREBA – Yvonne Eily (nee Taylor) Greba was born December 27, 1940 and passed away suddenly on September 3, 2009 at her home, with her husband John by her side. Yvonne is survived by the love of her life, her husband John, who she married in 1963. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Grant and Kirk (Tracey); brothers, Joe, Malcolm and Robert. She was predeceased by her parents Anne (Daykinder) and George Taylor, her brothers, Albert and Lawrence and her sisters, Agnes, Emy and Joan. A celebration of hr life was held on Sept 8th in the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with interment following in the Preeceville Cemetery.

GREGORY – Alice (nee Naroski) Gregory, 84 of Preeceville, died on August 23, 2001 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service at Trinity United Church, Preeceville. Born August 1, 1917 on a farm near Sturgis, she attended Cavell School. She married Nick Gregory on June 20, 1937 at the United Church in Preeceville. They farmed until moving to Preeceville in 1963. She began working at the Preeceville Hospital in 1965 and retired in 1982. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Naroski; her husband, Nick in 1990; four brothers, Bill Naroski of Thunder Bay, Harry Sullivan of Bradenton, Fla. Alex Sullivan of Ferndale, Mich., and George Sullivan of Windsor, ON; four sisters, Rose Guibault of Kingston, ON, Dolly Kuryk of Vancouver, Katrina Droneck of Kamloops and Dokitsa Chernowski of Sturgis; she is survived by three sons, Norman (Beverly) of Saskatoon, Robert (Janet) of Penticton, BC and James (Lynne) of Ottawa; a brother, John Sullivan of Ann Arbor, Mich.; four sisters, Eva Tureski and Pauline Kotowich, both of Kingston, Betty Culos of Kelowna and Anne Lesanko of Sturgis; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren

GREGORY – Nick Gregory was born in 1913 on a farm. He attended Cheremoze School, which was in the Endeavour area. He quit school at the age of 14 to help out on the farm. For several years he worked at various jobs, in summer on the farm and in winter in the bush cutting cordwood. In 1937 he married Alice Naroski. In the spring of 1939 they first rented a quarter of land and then purchased it. They had three boys, Norman, Robert and James. Later he purchased another quarter of land with a lot of spruce timber. He set up a sawmill. In 1963 they sold all their land to the community pasture and retired from farming. They moved to Preeceville and built a new house. Nick went to work as a carpenter and later only built kitchen cabinets, retiring from this in 1977. Nick passed away in 1990.

GRICE – Charles Philip Lucas Grice was born on April 10, 1877 and grew up in Tottenham, a suburb of London, England. His parents died at an early age so in 1906, Charlie, his wife Amy and their two boys, Dannal and Keni, came to Canada, arriving in the Preeceville district on March 11th, where his uncle, Cedil Grice had a homestead. Charles took up a homestead three miles east of Preeceville. Children born to them in Canada were Lillian, Annie, John and Noel. Charles enlisted in World War I, as did his brother, Melville Conrad. In 1908, his brothers, Eric and Noel and sister Amelia arrived in Canada to join family members.

GRICE – Lillian Mary Grice was born in 1908 on the family homestead near Preeceville. Her parents were Charles and Amy Grice. Lillian died in 1924 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

GRIERSON – Vivian Grierson, 83 of Preeceville, passed away July 7, 2000 at the Preeceville Hospital. She was born on May 29, 1917 in Preeceville. She attended Lintlaw Public School and worked as an innkeeper, housewife and baker. She married Lyall Grierson in Nov. 1937 at the United Church in Canora. Predeceased by her husband, Lyall; she is survived by two sons, Wade of Orangeville, ON and Murray of Windsor, ON; two sisters, Lois of Surrey and Wilda of La Glace, AB

GRIMSRUD – John Gustav Grimsrud, 73 of Preeceville, passed away on May 19, 1999 at his home. Funeral service held at the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Born on December 18, 1925 near Sturgis, he served in the Canadian Navy for three years during WWII. He returned to Preeceville and worked as a businessman until 1977. He was an avid curler in his youth. Predeceased by his parents, Knut Grimsrud and Gunhild Reitlo, his stepfather Olaf Reitlo, four brothers, Clifford, Curtis, Leif and Otto Reitlo; two sisters, Alma Aune and Sylvia Wold; he is survived by his wife Mary (nee Jones); three sons, Kenneth, James and Robert; a daughter, Mary Ann; a brother, Lawrence (Marlene) Reitlo; four sisters, Alfreda (Bjorne) Pedersen, Marie (Lorne) Downs, Gina Lindgren and Lenore (Harland) Magnason; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

GRIMSRUD – Knut Johnsen Grimsrud was born in 1879 in Norway. He came to Canada in 1904, homesteading south of Sturgis. He returned to Norway and married Gunhild Oreland, bringing her to his home in Canada. They had four children: Marie, Alma & Gind (twins) and John. Knut was a great skier and helped to start a ski slope at Sturgis. He passed away in 1928.

GULKA – Bill S. Gulka was born on the farm in 1915, which his parents Steve and Fiwronia (nee Koruluk) homesteaded. He took all of his schooling at Chechow School. Bill, with his brother Mike and his sister Julia formed an orchestra. Bill played the banjo. They provided music at dances and other functions. In November 1947 he married Olga Antoniw and they farmed. In 1962, they moved to Preeceville, where Bill drove school bus until 1977. They had three children, Lorraine, Leonard and Lester. Bill passed away in 2007.

GULKA – Bill P. Gulka, 85 of Preeceville, died on May 28, 1985, in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on February 6, 1900 in Hryhoriw, Ukraine, he received his education there and immigrated to Canada in 1928. He worked as a farm labourer, CNR extra gang employee, and oilrig worker and for 38 years as a miner at Red Lake, ON, retiring in 1968. He married Dora Masliski in the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church on June 7, 1969. Predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Frances, a brother, Steve and two sisters, Polly and Eva, all of the Ukraine, and another brother Andrew of Preeceville, he is survived by a son, Steve of Hryhoriw, Ukraine; two daughters, Mary and Pauline, both of Hryhoriw, Ukraine; three step-sons, Steve of Preeceville, Bill of Edmonton and Nestor of Martinsville; one step-daughter, Mary of Preeceville; three grandchildren an two great-grandchildren.

GULKA– Domka (Dora) Shuya/Gulka, 82 of Preeceville, passed away May 21, 2002 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was born May 15, 1910 to Anton and Anna Maslinsky in the Antoniwka-Canora district. She married Paul Shuya on June 7, 1925 in the Hyrhoriw church. They farmed three miles from the church until 1947, when they moved to Preeceville. They had four children. Shuya passed away Dec. 20, 1964. She married Bill Gulka in July 1971. He passed away in 1985. She was very active in church, where she sang in the choir and helped cook for weddings and funerals. She was an active member of Club 60. Predeceased by both husbands, her parents, and four sisters, Mary, Tilly, Josephine and Sophia, she is survived by one daughter, Mary (Norman) Meberg of Preeceville; three sons, Steve (Mary) Shuya of Preeceville, Bill (Irene0 of Edmonton and Nestor (Loretta) Shuya of Martensville; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

GULKA – Edward M. Gulka, 71 of Buchanan, passed away July 14, 2004 at Regina General Hospital. Born on February 18, 1934 in the Buchanan district to Steve and Francis Gulka, he attended Hryhoriw School. He farmed most of his life and logged in winter. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Frances, and two sisters, Pauline Danyluk and Helen in infancy, he is survived by a brother, Joseph of Toronto and two sisters, Karkolka of Edmonton and Sophie Pawaniuk of Hudson Bay.

GULKA – Elsie (nee Mudry) Gulka of Preeceville, was born on April 18, 1945 to Alex and Lena Mudry of Rama, SK and passed away on November 29, 2009 at the Preeceville Hospital. She married Nestor Gulka in 1965 and resided in the Preeceville area. Elsie enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, growing a garden, planting flowers, playing cards, puzzles and farming. Elsie is predeceased by her parents, Alex and Lena Mudry; brother Marion in infancy; she is survived by her husband Nestor; daughters, Sheryl Gulka of Saskatoon, Claudia Gulka of Calgary; three brothers, Walter, Marcel and Harold; two sisters Olga Kozminski of Preeceville and Sylvia Mydonick of Canora; plus grandchildren.

GULKA – Ethel (nee Pozniak) Gulka, passed away on September 23, 2012 in the Preeceville Hospital at the age of 87 years. Ethel was born to parents Harry and Mary (Franchewski) Pozniak, on June 25, 1925 in Rama, SK. She received her education at the Olesha School. She quit school early to help her parents on the family farm. She married John Anaka on November 3, 1943 in the Dobrowady Ukrainian Catholic Church. After John’s passing she later married Steve A. Gulka on October 6, 1973 at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Ethel was a very hard worker throughout her life. As a homemaker and mother she did all the sewing for her family as well as sewing for other people. She catered to weddings and worked at the hotel as well at the Lions Hostel as a cook. Throughout her lifetime Ethel was devoted to her faith and church, and was a member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church since 1967. She was a leader of the choir for forty years and president of the ladies club for 28 years. Predeceased by parents Harry an Mary Pozniak, her first husband John, sons Lawrence and Ronald; daughter Rosella; two grandsons, Tyson and Ashley, daughter –in-law Diane, four brothers, Joseph, Steve John in infancy and Mike; She is survived by her sons, Edwin of Edmonton, Ken (Natasha) Grand Prairie, Jim of Lashburn, SK, Garry (Bonnie) of Preeceville, Larry (Coleen) of Edmonton, Daniel of Montreal; her daughters, Elaine Wishart of Preeceville, Bernadette of Preeceville, Christine Diebel of Saskatoon; her brothers, Peter (Olga) of Rama, Paul (Olga) of Yorkton, Adolph (Mary) of Montreal, Jerry (Shirley) of Rama; sisters, Florence Bilan of Buchanan, Sylvia Olynyk of Saskatoon; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral service held at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church.

GULKA – Fiwronia Gulka passed away March 30, 1970 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Fiwronia Koroluk was born in Austria in 1889 and in 1907 she married Steve Gulka. The following year they came to Canada to a farm in the Preeceville district, where they lived until 1954 and then retired to Preeceville. She made her home with her son Mike after her husband’s death in 1964. Predeceased by her husband, a sister and three brothers, she is survived by six daughters, Mary Kwitkowski of St. Catherine’s, ON, Annie Karchie of Vancouver, Julia Necember of Melfort, Stella Ploschansky of Flin Flon and Pauline Galandy; two sons, Mike and Bill both of Preeceville; a sister in Austria; 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

GULKA – Mike Gulka of Preeceville, passed away on May 5, 2006 at the Preeceville Hospital. Mike was born December 4, 1913 in Preeceville. He attended Checkow School and farmed on his father’s land until 1956. He was employed with John Deere Ltd. For 15 years until retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Lions Club. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Fiwrona, a brother and three sisters in infancy, he is survived by a brother Bill (Olga) of Preeceville; six sisters, Anne Karchie of Vancouver, Mary Gulka, Polly Galandy, Lena Galandy and Julia Necember, all of Preeceville and Stella Ploschanski of Flin Flon.

GULKA – Paul Gulka of Preeceville, passed away April 17, 1977 in Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born at Preeceville in 1911, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yakim Gulka, he worked on his parents farm. In 1939 he married Bernice Novakowski and continued farming in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by his father in 1928; his mother in 1938; an infant son, Joe in 1941; two brothers Bill and Philip and two sisters, Tekla Lozinsky and Mary Prystay, he is survived by his wife; a son, Morris of Preeceville; a daughter Agnes (Edward) Terletski of Toronto; a brother John of Winnipeg and a sister Dora Pasiechnik of Preeceville; and six grandchildren.

GULKA – Steve was born on March 15, 1917. He passed away suddenly in the Preeceville Hospital on June 23, 2010 at the age of 93. Steve was the son of Mykyta and Maria Gulka. He was raised in the Preeceville district. He married Helen Nowakowski on October 19, 1942, and they farmed together with their son Nestor until 1999, and then moved to town. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Stella, brothers, Mike, Paul and daught4r in law, Elsie; Steve is survived by his wife Helen, son, Nestor; grandchildren, Shyrle of Saskatoon, Claudia of Calgary, Coralie of Yorkton, Cammy (Rob) of St. Larent; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Ryan, Kaden, Tern, Justin of Regina. Steve like hunting, trapping, and watching the garden grow. He also liked putting puzzles together, playing cards and watching TV in the wintertime. He loved his grandchildren dearly.

GULKA – Steve A. Gulka was born February 17, 1927 in Preeceville and was educated at Checkow School. At a young age he worked for farmers, and later started farming on his own raising cattle and grain. After retiring off the farm, he worked for home care as a handyman and then on his won, cutting grass, blowing snow, ploughing gardens for seniors. Steve was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and Club 60. He married Ethel Pozniak, widow of the late John Anaka, on October 6, 1973, in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Steve is predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Michalena; three brothers, Bill, Phillip and Harry; four sisters, Pauline, Helen, Stella and Xena; 2 step-grandsons, Tyson and Asley; Stepsons, Lawrence and Ronnie and stepdaughter, Rosella. Steve is survived by his wife, Ethel; six stepsons, Edwin, Ken, Jim, Garry, Larry and Daniel; three stepdaughters, Elaine, Bernadette of Saskatoon, Christine of Saskatoon; one brother, Peter of Yorkton; a sister Julia of Melfort, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

GULKA – Steve M. Gulka, 86 of Preeceville, passed away on October 5, 1984 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on December 25, 1897 in the village of Hryhoriw, country of Buchach in Western Ukraine, he came to Canada with his parents in 1903 and they took up a homestead in the Hryhoriw district southwest of Preeceville. Steve attended school for four months and upon his father’s death, he took over the farming. He married Mary Shalansky on June 23, 1918 in Chechow Church. He was a blacksmith, a mechanic and made grave markers in the form of a cross. In 1948, when he moved to Preeceville, he went into carpentry work, building home, churches and other major buildings. He was a board member of the Hryhoriw church and school. Predeceased by his father, Marko Gulka in 1916, his mother Mary Gulka in 1927, a sister Pauline Gulka in 1905, a brother, Bill Gulka in 1970, a daughter, Pauline in 1935 his wife Mary in 1973 and a son, Peter in 1984, he is survived by three daughters, Lena Hycha, Olga Stasuik and Helen Downs of Preeceville; three sisters, Lena Sawkiw of Toronto, Pauline Czornoboy of Endeavour and Stella (Sister Sylvester) of Philadelphia, Penn.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

GULKA – Steve P. Gulka, 83 of Preeceville, died on March 20, 1997. Born May 8, 1913, in the Hryhoriw district, he attended Hryhoriw School. He worked on the family farm until 1928. From 1929-32, he worked as a clerk in the Brickerand-Lesuik Store in Preeceville and managed the Bricker General Store in Margo from 1932-35. He returned to farming until 1943 and then purchased the E.M. Dalton Hardware store. In 1946, he opened Preeceville Motors and sold J.I Case Machinery and Chrysler, Plymouth and Fargo products. He sold the business in 1961 and he and his wife opened the Robinson store in Preeceville. They added the Parkland Food Store in 1969 and brought their sons into the business. In 1984, they built a Payfair store, currently Shop Easy Foods, and turned it over to their sons, Eugene and Jerome, in 1988. Steve managed senior baseball and hockey teams, and was a former chairman of the Preeceville Hospital board. He served as town councilor and grand knight with the Father Novak council. The first treasurer of Preeceville Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church and active parish member. He was also a member of CCF-NDP and held a life membership. He married Lena Tulik on October 23, 1936, and she died of tuberculosis in 1946. On October 27, 1946, he married Mabel Barteski. Predeceased by his parents, Paul in 1913 and Pauline (Shpak) in 1952; his wife Lena, his stepfather, Klym Zuk in 1980, two brothers, Michael in 1913 and Walter Zuk in 1978, his sister Tillie Halyk in 1993, and a grandson; he is survived by his wife Mabel; six sons, Orest, Myron, Robert, Eugene, Jerome and Murray; one daughter, Dianne (Myron) Gulka-Tiechko of Regina; two brothers, Bill (Mary) Zuk of Preeceville and Paul (Doris) Zuk of Tillsonburg, ON; three sisters, Kathleen Diakow of Edmonton, Stella Zuk of Saskatoon and Olga (Russell) Winfield of Etobicoke, ON; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

GUNDERSON – Harvey Orville Gunderson, 77 of Saskatoon and formerly of Preeceville, died on November 3, 1997. Born on November 23, 1919 in the Lintlaw district, he attended Lintlaw School and helped on the family farm. He served in the army from June 20, 1941 until April 1945, when he received a discharge due to being wounded. He married Ivy Pottle on June 25, 1952, and worked for the Pas Lumber Company and Sask. Timber Board in Reserve for 23 years. After retiring in 1970 he did some maintenance work for the Preeceville Senior home. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by his father, Hans in 1946, and his mother, Olive in 1965; a brother, Clarence in 1991 and five sisters, Esther in 1926, Thelma in 1926, Kay in 1982 Annie in 1990, and Ruth in 1994; he is survived by his wife Ivy of Saskatoon; two sons, John (Melanie) of Watrous and Kevin (Megan) of Edmonton; one daughter, Judy (Jim) Low Humboldt; six sisters, Helen Gair, Olga Toye-Murray of Watson, Margaret Scheller and Eileen Larrivee both of Ketchen, Evelyn Pottle of Endeavour and Olive Pottle of Preeceville, and five grandchildren.

GUNN – Frank Alexander Gunn was born in 1893 to parents, George and Jane Gunn. He was a carpenter and spent much of his time at Devil’s Lake. He remained a bachelor and passed away in 1978.

GUNN – George Gunn was born at Selkirk, MN, in 1870. He came west with his father in 1882 to Qu’Appelle and then moved to White Sand, NWT. He married Jane Ahdemar at White Sand on October 31, 1891. They lived at Devil’s Lake for a short time and in September 1902 applied for a homestead in the Waler District. The following year he built a home of logs and stables to shelter his livestock. The family moved up in May 1904. By 1909 he had 23 acres broke; owned four horses and 38 head of cattle. He obtained his homestead patent in 1910. They had seven children, William, Frank, Agnes, George Arthur, John Montgomery, Henry and Phyllis. George passed away in 1943.

GUNN – Henry James Gunn was born in 1900 to parents George and Jane Gunn. He farmed the homestead place until 1974 and then sold the land and retired to Preeceville. He passed away in 1981.

GUNN – William Donald Gunn was born in 1892 to parents George and Jane Gunn. He attended Waler School. He farmed a short time with his brothers and then went to live with his grandfather at Devil’s Lake. He passed away in 1928.

GURSKI – Mike Gurski, 76 of Preeceville, passed away on December 15, 1995 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on May 24, 1919 in Tadmore, he was educated at Gogal School, and was a farmer all of his adult life. On October 15, 1949 he married Victoria Danyluk at the Catholic Church in Canora. Predeceased by his father Joseph in 1948 and his mother, Mary in 1986, he is survived by his wife, Victoria; two sons, Adam of Canora and Ron of Winnipeg; a daughter, Valerie of Preeceville; four brothers, Walter (Doris) of Canora, Frank (Pauline) of Norquay, Stanley of Canora and John (Evelyn) of Saskatoon; two sisters, Mary of Yorkton and Nellie of Kamloops, BC; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

GURSKI – Victoria (nee Gawdun) Gurski of the Yorkton and district Nursing Home, and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on July 4, 2006 at the nursing home. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on Mary 3, 1930, in the Canora district to Metro and Mary Gawdun, she attended Mohyla School. She married Mike Gurski on October 15, 1949 at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora. She and her husband operated a mixed farm in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by her husband, Mike; parents, Metro and Mary; four brothers, Steve, Bill, John and Mike and three sisters, Sophie, Mary and Anne, she is survived by two sons, Adam (Diane) of Canora, Ron (Pat) of Yorkton; a daughter Val of Saskatoon; three brothers, Peter of Canora, Paul of Yorkton and Orest of Selkirk, MN; a sister Martha of Saskatoon; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

GUSTAVSON – Ingvar Gustavson, 79 of Preeceville, died on January 16, 1987 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral held in the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Born on March 31, 1907 at New Nalden, Jemtlands, Sweden, he immigrated to Canada in 1929 and worked as a machinist for Dominion Bridge Ltd. at Winnipeg. He farmed for a time and operated a machine shop until 1963, when he moved his shop to the eastern outskirts of Preeceville. There he continued his work until he retired. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists, and of the International Order of Good Templars, Chartered by the Grand Lodge of Sweden. He was an ardent fisherman and loved the outdoors.

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HACKMAN – John Hackman was born in 1903 and came to Canada May 23, 1925 from the village of Velawcha in the Bukovina region in Western Ukraine. He married the widowed Nettie Bachinski (nee Marnovich) June 13, 1929. They farmed, retiring in 1952 and moved to Preeceville. To this union five children were born. The eldest Bill was born in 1930, Helen born in 1932, Pauline born in 1934, Fred and the youngest Irene was born in 1944. John passed away in 1984.

HACKMAN – Natialia (nee Maranovitch) Bachinski Hackman, 85 of Preeceville, passed away May 5, 1989 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held in Trinity United Church at Preeceville. Born on December 16, 1903 at Stenen to Philip and Dora Maranovitch, the eldest of their 12 children, she attended Gogal School in that district. In 1920 she married Mike Bachinski and they homesteaded north of Preeceville in the Lady Lake district. Three children were born to them prior to her husband’s death in 1926. On June 13, 1929, she was united in marriage to John Hackman and they farmed in the same district. In 1952 they retired and took up residence in Preeceville. She enjoyed gardening and for a number of years they operated a small market garden, selling produce in the fall. Predeceased by both her first and second husbands, her parents, a son Stanley, two brothers, Paul and Mike Maranovitch, two sisters, Minnie Kozminiuk and Helen Kuzuk, and a great-grandson in infancy, she is survived by three sons, Alex Bachinski and Fred (Alice) Hackman of Preeceville and Bill (Verna) Hackman of Yorkton; four daughters, Julia (Steve) Stefanowich and Helen (Fred) Leason of Preeceville, Pauline (Allan) Rogoza of Ottawa and Irene (Stan) Kowa of Kamloops; two brothers, Edward of Arran and Robert of Edmonton; five sisters, Olga Marteniuk of Yorkton, Hazel Hryhorka of Creston, BC., Annie Kozminiuk and Victoria Kennett of Edmonton and Pauline Demoski of Kelowna, BC; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren

HAGEMEISTER – Bertha (nee Smith) Hagemeister 74 of Preeceville, passed away February 26, 1984 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at the United Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Bertha Smith was born February 19, 1910 at Olds, AB, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith. She was educated at Olds and moved to the Kamsack area with her parents in the 1920’s. Later, she nursed in the Kamsack Hospital. She married Fred Hagemeister on June 29, 1932. They farmed south of Preeceville until their retirement to Preeceville in 1967. She was a member of the ladies Legion auxiliary. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Fred in October 1982; two sisters, Hazel and Martha and a brother, Tom; she is survived by a daughter Nellie Dergousoff of Preeceville; four sons, Frank of Medicine Hat, Wendell of Thompson, Eugene and Tommy of Preeceville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

HAGEMEISTER – Fred Hagemeister was born in 1903 the youngest son of John and Harriet Hagemeister. He came to the Waler district in 1911, where he attended Waler School. Fred was always interested in horses. He drove livery for Dr. Neill, the Mounted Police and anyone who needed transportation in a hurry. He was fond of breaking and riding horses. In 1932 he married Bertha Smith. The lived and farmed 3 miles south of Preeceville for many years. In 1944 he bought the Carlson farm where they lived until 1967 and then purchased a house and moved to Preeceville. Fred and Bertha had five children: Frank, Nellie, Tommy, Eugene and Wendell. Fred passed away in 1981.

HAGEMEISTER - John Hagemeister Sr. was born in Ayton, Ontario in 1861. He married Harriet Sugg in 1888 and moved to Augustville, ND, where they farmed for several years. Six children were born during this time: John, Irene, Morrell, Anne, Fred and Louella. In 1910 he came to Canada and purchased three quarters of land located 3 miles south of Preeceville. The following year they moved up their machinery, horses, lumber etc. Mr. Hagemeister broke land, shoed horses and did other blacksmith work, often working throughout the night to keep threshing outfits operating. John Sr. passed away in 1926

HAGEMEISTER – John Hagemiester Jr. was born in 1890 in North Dakota, the son of John Sr. and Harriet Hagemeister. He came to the family homestead in Canada in 1911 with his parents and siblings. 1917 he married Mary Yakel. He farmed with dad until 1920 when his family moved to his own half section, where they lived until 1950 and then moved to Preeceville and built a new house. He was an avid sports fan and attended most hockey and baseball games in the area. John was a charter member of the Preeceville Curling Club and curled in his 86th year. John passed away in Feb. 1981

HAGEMEISTER - Mary Ann (nee Yakel) Hagemeister was born September 5, 1896. She married John Hagemeister Jr. in 1917. They farmed for many years south of Preeceville and moved to town in 1950. They raised five children: Dorothy, Margaret, Jack, Jim and Gladys. Mary passed away Aug. 22, 1954, after being hit by a bus in Winnipeg.

HAGEMEISTER – Thomas Hagemeister, 59 of Preeceville, passed away February 22, 1999 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. He was born July 30, 1939 in Preeceville. He attended Waler School and worked on the farm. He was a resident of Preeceville Lions Hostel for 17 years. Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Bertha Hagemeister, he is survived by three brothers, Frank, Wendel and Eugene and one sister Nellie Dergousoff of Preeceville.

HALL – Verna Margaret (nee Hamilton) Hall passed away at age 88, on December 14, 2008 at ST. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She was born in Viscount, SK., to John and Beatrice Hamilton, on October 17, 1920. She grew up on the family farm with four sisters. After high school graduation, she spent on e year in Regina, at Normal School, where she gained recognition for her singing voice and earned a teaching certificate. She first taught at a small rural school near Guernsey, where she soon caught the eye of a young farmer. The attraction was mutual and on February 4, 1943, she married W. Gordon Hall. After WW11, they moved with their toddler son, Donald, to a soldier settlement near Carragana, SK. Verna was active in the local Homemakers Club and St. Andrew’s Anglican Church as well as being involved in a close-knot community of friends and relatives. In 1958, she returned to teaching, spending two years at the local one room, multi-grade school. Her specialization as a primary teacher began in 1960, at Carragana School. In 1961, the family moved to Preeceville, where Verna spent the next 17 years teaching primary grades. During the 41 years that Verna and Gordon made their home in Preeceville, she was active in St. John Lutheran Church and ELW, Club 60, Eastern Star, Meals on Wheels and the Hospital Auxiliary. She retired in 1977, spending many happy winters in Hemet, CA, forming many lasting friendships. They joined two square dancing clubs and two choral groups, as well as singing duets at church and community gatherings. In Aug 2003 they moved to Primrose Chateau in Saskatoon. Her husband, Gordon, and her sister Eileen Klein predeceased her. Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Donald (Gladys) of Battleford, Maureen Hall of Edmonton, Allan (Susan) Hall of Muenster and Dianne (Jay) Prekaski of Norquay; five grandchildren, Dean, Kim Wendy Jeff and Brian; three sisters, Edythe Kireliuk, Iona Thoen and Ruth (Norman) Thoen; and six great grandchildren.

HALL – W. Gordon Hall, 89 passed away on July 13, 2006 at Luther Special Care Home in Saskatoon. He was born on February 8, 1917, the fifth of six children, on the family farm at Guernsey, SK to Margaret and William Hall. In his youth he was very active in sports, especially curling, hockey and baseball. In 1942 he joined the armed forces. On February 4, 1943, he married Verna Hamilton at Viscount. She moved with him to Maple Creek, where Gordon had been promoted to the basic training staff. Upon Gordon’s return from overseas, they started farming north of Carragana, SK where they raised their four children. In the late 1950’s, Gordon took the opportunity to leave the farm, but not the field. He became a credit advisor for Farm Credit, Corp. In 1960 they moved to Preeceville. He worked for Farm Credit for 18 years. He belonged to the Lions club, the Masons and the Legion. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church and especially enjoyed participating in the choir, and performing duet with Verna. They retired in 1977 and spent winters in Hemet, Calif. In August 2003 they moved into a retirement home in Saskatoon. It became necessary for Gordon to be moved to Luther Special Care Home early in 2005, where he spent the remainder of his life. His parents, two sisters and two brothers predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Verna; children, Donald, Maureen, Allan and Dianne; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one sister. Funeral service was held at St. John-North Prairie Church in Preeceville.

HANNAH – Mary (nee Ketter) Hannah, 84 of Preeceville, passed away on June 9, 1974 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born at Winnipeg, Mary Ketter married Robert Hannah in 1907 and they lived on a homestead near Young, SK. They moved to Hannah, N.D in 1911, returning to Canada and to Young in 1918. She was an active member in the LOBA at Young for many years. When her husband retired from the railway, they moved to Usherville. She lived at Nipawin for a number of years and moved to Preeceville in 1967 residing first at the senior citizens home and for the last four years with her daughter, Mrs. Roberta Burroughs. Predeceased by her husband in 1956, she is survived by a son Ancel of Stenen; three daughters, Beatrice Mastre of Slave Lake, Roberta Burroughs of Preeceville and Ethel Mastre of Drayton Valley; two sisters, Rose Arie of Canora and Nellie Jubinville of Thunder Bay; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

HANSON – Caroline Hanson was born in 1865 in Norway. She married Jacob Hanson in Hillsboro, North Dakota, where they farmed and raised five children, Martin, Elling, Gusta, Christine and Joseph. In June 1906 the family arrived by train in Yorkton, SK. They had brought their household effects, machinery, horses, cattle and chickens. The rest of the trip was made over rough trails by horse drawn wagons. Their homestead was in the Astwood district, one mile west of Squaw Lake. Caroline passed away in 1910.

HANSON – Christian Hanson was born in Blair, Wisconsin in 1882. In 1905 he married Nellie Larson. In 1905 he came to Canada and filed on a homestead. In April of 1910 he brought his wife, and daughters, Hulda, Lillian and Tena to the homestead. Two more children were born on the homestead, a son William and a daughter Stella. In 1914, Christian borrowed money from the bank to build a new house. While they were away their log house and partially built new house burned to the ground. The homestead was signed over to the bank. After that they moved around. In 1917 they moved to Preeceville, where Christian got the contract to build the creamery. Christian died in 1940.

HANSON – Gordon Hanson was born in 1920 in the Preeceville area. He attended Beaver Bluff, Etoimamie, Sunny Brae and Netchie Hills Schools. After completing his grade 8 he went out working at various farm jobs. In 1942 he obtained employment at Regina Industries, a war plant. The following year he joined the R.C.A.F. in Regina and spent just over three years in service. In the spring of 1947, Gordon went to Kelowna and took a course in dry-cleaning and the following year worked at Sherrit Gordon Mines in MB. In 1949 he started working as a bartender at the Golden West Hotel in Preeceville. In 1952, he married Mary Sawka (Dmytriw), a widow with three children. They moved to a farm south west of Preeceville. Gordon’s last employment was for the RM of Preeceville for three years. His favorite sport was horseshoes, which he acquired a number of trophies and prizes throughout the years. Gordon and Mary’s children were Diane, Ivan, Darryl, Glennis and Garry. Gordon passed away in 2006.

HANSON – Jacob Hanson was born in 1859. Jacob and Karoline married in Hillsboro, ND, where they farmed and raised five children, Martin, Elling, Gusta, Christine and Joseph. On June 4, 1906 the Hanson family, with their household effects, machinery and livestock came to Canada and homesteaded in the Astwood district, one mile west of Squaw Lake. Jacob died in 1924.

HANSON – Martin Hanson was born in 1881 to parents Jacob and Karoline Hanson in North Dakota, where his parents farmed. He came with his family to Canada, where they homesteaded. Martin homesteaded a farm one-mile north west of the home place. Remaining a bachelor most of his life was spent on the original family farm. He died in Dec. 1953 at the age of 72.

HANSON – Mary (nee Dmytriw) Sawka Hanson, 83 of Preeceville, passed away December 25, 2001 at the Lions Hostel. Funeral held at Trinity united Church. Born September 17, 1918 in the Preeceville district, she attended Halycry School and during her life worked at Rigby Locker Plant, Beletshys Shop Rite, and the Golden West Hotel and three motels in Preeceville. She married Gordon Hanson on April 26, 1932 at the United Church in Preeceville, and they farmed in the Preeceville district. She was a member of United Church for 50 years. Predeceased by her parents, Lenko and Julia Dmytriw, her first husband, Steve Sawka, a son Myron Sawka, a daughter, Glennis Carlson, a brother Steve and three sisters, Ann, Kay and Ethel. She is survived by her husband Gordon, three sons, Darryl, Garry and Ivan; three daughters, Ann Michaluk, Pauline Davidson and Diane Fremmerlid; three brothers, Bill, Mike and Morris; four sisters, Pauline Marchuk, Stella Woroniak and Lena Baron.

HANSON – Nellie (nee Larson) Hanson was born in 1884 in the States. She married Christian Hanson in 1904 and in 1910 she moved to the Canadian homestead. Nellie had ten children, all born at home, with the attendance of a midwife. The children were Hulda, Lillian, Tena, William, Stella Florence, Norman, Carlton, Gordon, Melford, and Bernice. Nellie passed away in 1953.

HANSON – Ralph Sydney Hanson, 80 of Preeceville, passed away August 8, 2006 at Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. Born on May 4, 1926 to Joe and May Hanson, he attended Beaver Falls School. He farmed from 1949 to 1970, when he sold the land and went into the trucking business, hauling grain, gravel and logs. He retired in 1999. He was a member of the Lions Club since 1960 and he belonged to the Sask. Wildlife Federation. He married Florence Stevens on October 29, 1949 in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Jim, he is survived by his wife Florence; a son, Robert (Shirley) of Preeceville; three daughters, Eunice (Blain) McAlaster of Saskatoon, Joanne (David) Sawkiw of Preeceville Bev (Terry) Lofthang of Thompson; a brother, Russell of Abbotsford; three sisters, Norma Reitlo of Saskatoon, Doris Martin of Lloydminister and Ione (Jack) Dergousoff of Lethbridge; three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

HANSON – William Hanson, 75 of Bowden, AB and formerly of Sturgis and Preeceville, passed away at his home on October 27, 1986. Funeral held at St. John Lutheran Church. Born on August 20, 1911 on the family homestead near Preeceville, he farmed and logged in the area. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed sports and gardening. On May 17, 1941 he married Helen Johnson in the Preeceville Lutheran Church parsonage. His wife died in 1943. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Nellie Hanson; a brother Norman, who died in combat in France in 1944; three sisters, Hulda Gronsdahl, Lillian Romman and Stella MacDonald. He is survived by a daughter Lorna Pander of Blackfolds, AB; three brothers, Carlton of Yorkton, Gordon of Preeceville and Melford of BC; two sisters, Tena Hedley and Bernice Maihat; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HARALDSON – Halvor Haraldson was born in Norway. He came to Canada and homesteaded in 1909 in the Beaver Bluff district near Preeceville. He married Eiffie Christoferson. They had two boys, Leonard and Harold. Halvor donated a piece of land to the Lutheran Church to be used for a cemetery. It was always fenced because the land was part of his pasture.

HARALDSON – Leonard Haraldson, 87 of Winnipeg and formerly of Preeceville passed away in November 2003. His funeral held at St. Mary’s United Church in Winnipeg. In accordance with his wishes, cremation took place and his ashes scattered at his father Halvor’s grave in Preeceville. Born November 7, 1916 in Preeceville to Halvor and Effie Haraldson, he grew up on the family farm. He excelled in sports and played left wing for the Preeceville Pirates Hockey club. He won many tennis tournaments. During the depression years, he worked on threshing crews, transport and construction crews and lumber camps. He joined the military during the Second World War and was stationed in Halifax and Sydney, where he was assigned as a gunner as artillery transport spotter. When he was discharged in 1945, he moved to Winnipeg to be united with his family. He began work with Burns Meats in 1945 and was married in 1946. He retired in 1981. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Harold, he is survived by his wife, Rita; a son, David; and a sister, Elaine James.

HARRIS - Clifford Harris died peacefully on June 27, 2006 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Cliff was born on February 8, 1914 in the Endeavour district to Mary and Nick Harris. He farmed in the Kelvington/Endeavour area all his life. He discovered a love for carpentry and will be remembered by loved ones for his jewelry boxes, tables and the many homes he has built for his friends. Cliff and Mary Tobak were married on October 7, 1943. He is predeceased by his wife Mary in 2004; a son Clifford in August 1994; parents Mary and Nick Harris; sisters, Olga and Nettie; brothers, George, Adam, Alex, Kosten, Fred and Peter; He is survived by his daughters, Clara (Lawrence), Sally (Ron), daughter-in-law Margaret; sisters, Senoria Muchanski, Helen Yaremchuk and Elizabeth Dimbensky; grandchildren, Nicole, Stephen, Shannon, and Bonnie (Guy); great grandchildren Sydney and Sarah.

HARRIS – Mary Julia (nee Trohak) Harris, 84 of Preeceville and formerly of the Usherville and Okla districts, passed away April 21, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on September 22, 1919 in Stockholm to Mike and Mary Trohak, she attended a country school near the family farm. She received her high school education at a convent in the United States and then returned to Okla to work at Evans Dairy for several years. After she and Clifford Harris married on October 7, 1943, they farmed near Usherville until 1984. They sold the farm, but remained on acreage until August of 2002 when they moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents; four sisters, Barbara, Rose, Molly and Amelia; five brothers, Joe, Allador, Rudy, Anton and Adolph and a son Cliff, she is survived by her husband; two daughters, Clara and Sally; a brother Jim of Hazel Dell; a sister Agatha of Regina; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

HAWKINS – May Olinine (nee Grunnar) Hawkins was born May 24, 1890. She was a schoolteacher and taught at Etoimamie School. In 1911 she married George Henry Hawkins. They had four children: Grunnah (Fred), Ralph and Cameron died in infancy and Nell Olivine. After her husband discharge from the army in 1919 they lived in Preeceville, where her husband became postmaster and served in that capacity until 1956. May passed away on September 25, 1925.

HAWKINS – Ralph Nicholas was born on the family homestead near Endeavour in 1911, the son of George Henry and May Olivine Hawkins. His father George was born in Croydon, England and came to Canada in 1910. Ralph passed away at the age of one year and five months on Sept. Sept 20, 1912.

HEAD – Arthur Head of Preeceville, passed away September 4, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Hospital. Funeral service held in the Chapel of Preeceville Home. Born on December 31, 1916, in the Lake Lenore district, he moved to the Endeavour district in 1949 and purchased a farm. He farmed until retiring to Preeceville in June 1981. He married Martha Weidman on October 16, 1935, in Naicam and was an active member of club 60. Predeceased by his wife, Martha in 1995 and an infant daughter, Martha Elizabeth, and four brothers, Fred, Frank, Bert and Jim, he is survived by four sons, Jim (Jeanie) of Kimberley, BC, Bob (Linda), Floyd (Stanyce) and Gordon all of Preeceville; two daughters, Grace Bessette of Moose Jaw and Phyllis (Dennis) Gowan of Preeceville; two foster sons, Frankie Head and Elton Whitehawk; a sister, Gladys (John) Dubreuil of Rose Valley; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

HEAD – Linda (nee Brown) Head of Preeceville, passed away on January 17, 2008. Funeral service was held in Trinity United Church. Linda was born August 16, 1943 to Chancey and Susannah Brown in Rose Valley Hospital. She worked at the coffee shop in Preeceville and as a homemaker. She married Bob Head August 25, 1962 in Preeceville United Church. They had a son Bernie. She lived in the Preeceville Lions Hostel for many years. She liked her music and singing. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Bob, and nephew Sheldon Hiron. She is survived by her son Bernie; three brothers, Chancey Jr., Robert and Thomas; one sister Susan.

HEAD – Martha (nee Weideman) Head, passed away at the age of 80 on January 24, 1995 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born February 23, 1914 in Camper, MB, she was educated at Leader. On October 16, 1935, she married Arthur Henry Head at Naicam. Her activities in the community included the Midland Ladies Aid, LWL Quilting Club, and Donor’s Choice, visiting shut-ins and bowling twice weekly. Predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Adam Weideman; two sisters, Mary Peile and Lydia Tanner; and an infant daughter, Martha E., she is survived by her husband; four sons, Jim (Jeanie) of Kimberly, BC, Bob (Linda) of Preeceville, Floyd (Stanyce) of Preeceville and Gordon (Lucy) of Preeceville; two daughters, Grace Bessette of Moose Jaw and Phyllis (Dennis) Gowen of Preeceville; two foster children, Elton Whitehawk and Frankie Head of Lebret; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

HEAD – Robert ‘Bob’ Head was born October 23, 1937 in Lake Leanor, SK to Art and Martha Head. After a short stay at Preeceville Hospital, he passed away peacefully on January 16, 2008. He was educated at Lake Leanor and Midland Schools. Bob worked as a farm labourer and the CN Telegraph and later worked for the D.N.R driving truck. He began his own painting business in 1963. Bob married Linda Brown August 25, 1962 in Preeceville United Church. To that union a son Bernie was born. Bob was a long time member of the Lions Club and of the United Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his racehorses, winning many trophies. His parents and his wife Linda predecease Bob. His son Bernie; sisters, Grace Bessette and Phyllis (Dennis) Gowan; brothers, Jim (Jean), Floyd (Stanice) and Gordon (Nancy) and numerous nephews and nieces survive him.

HEARN – Barbara Hearn, passed away in Hespeler, Ontario, in the South Waterloo Hospital in Galt, Ontario, on July 21, 1961. She was born in the Yorkton district on October 9, 1892, to parents, George and Nancy Sanderson. She came to Preeceville in 1917. She was married to Jack Hearn, in 1921, who predeceased her in 1945. They had one daughter, Viola May. Mrs. Hearn lived in Preeceville and Sturgis districts until she moved with daughter to Ontario in 1953, where she resided with her until the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her on daughter, Mrs. James Fisher of Ontario; her mother Nancy Sanderson of Sturgis; and four sisters, Mrs. Roy Ringler of Hespeler, Myrtle Sweet of Sturgis, Mrs. Percy Clark of Dinsmore, SK and Mrs. T. Jacobson of Mafking, MN. Funeral services were held in the Preeceville United church and interment in the Preeceville Cemetery.

HEARN – Charles Walter Hearn was born February 24, 1893 in Bruce County, Ontario. He moved with his family to their farm west of Preeceville in 1908. In 1913 he settled on his own homestead, then moved back to his father’s farm, where he lived until 1959. He then moved to the Weeks district, where he lived until a year ago when he was moved to the Porcupine Nursing Home. His first marriage took place October 14, 1914 and his wife predeceased him in 1923. His second marriage to Mable White took place in 1924 at Regina. Predeceased by his wife in 1972 and a son in 1917; he is survived by two sons, Delbert of Fort James, BC and Everett of Weeks; four daughters, Violet of Vancouver, Fanny of Toronto, Florence of Weeks and Margaret of Sibbald, AB; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

HEARN – Charlotte Matilda Hearn, 80 of Preeceville, passed away on March 10, 1981. Funeral service held in Preeceville United Church. Born on April 1, 1900 in Flint, Mich., to George and Fanny Hearn, she came to the Preeceville area with her family in 1908. She married Roy Hearn at Canora in 1921. Predeceased by her husband in 1967, a grandchild in 1967 three brothers, Jack, Wesley and Edmond, and two sisters, Maude and Almeana, she is survived by five sons, Clifford of Winnipeg, Jay of Regina, and Norman, Delvin and Ted, all of Preeceville; a daughter, Marjorie of Hudson Bay; a brother, Walter of Weekes; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

HEARN – Dolly Grace (nee White) Hearn, 76 of Regina died on September 26, 1973. Born in the Good Spirit Lake district to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur White, she married George Wesley Hearn in 1913 and they resided in the Preeceville district for three years. They moved to Sturgis until 1942. Then moved to Yorkton for a short time and then made their home in Regina. Predeceased by her husband in 1952, a son Edgar in 1945 and a grandson, Lyn Short in 1971; she is survived by four sons, Arthur, Dick, Harry and Wilfred; three daughters, Margaret MacKay, Dolly Short and Eileen Malcolm; four brothers George and Arthur White of Weekes, Harry White of Sturgis and Wilfred White; a sister Violet Downs; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

HEARN – Edmond ‘Ted’ Hearn was born on July 31, 1938. He was one of 5 children born to Roy and Charlotte Hearn. Ted was born on the family farm where he spent most of his 73 years. He was very proud of his strong family roots and always enjoyed visiting with his children, grandchildren, relative and his friends on coffee row. He also enjoyed the farm, fishing and Sunday drives. Ted received his education at Beaver Bluff School, just a short walk down the road. After the school closed, Ted stayed around home to help with farm work. He then spent some time working in Regina for his cousin, but the pull of the farm called Ted back again. Ted later met and married Julia Berezitzky on December 15, 1962. They made their home together, south of Preeceville on the Hearn family farm. Next they began their family with daughter, Joy; sons, Edmond Jr. (predeceased 1967) and Warren. Over the past 10 years Ted had suffered two rounds of cancer but always tried to stay strong. Most recently many complications from a related surgery are what took our special Teddy to be in God’s care. Ted passed away July 5, 2012. He is predeceased by his parents, Roy and Charlotte; son, Edmond Jr.; brothers, Clifford and Norman. Ted leaves behind to celebrate his life: wife Julia; daughter Joy (Clifford) Strijak, son Warren (Paula); his grandchildren, Angelina and Aeron Strijak, Kyla, Emily and Carter Hearn; brothers, Garnett (Nadine), Delvin Hearn; sister Marjorie (George) Webber; sister-in-law, Viola Hearn. Funeral services were held in Trinity United Church, Preeceville and interment followed at the Preeceville Cemetery.

HEARN – Edmond Leslie Hearn was born in Saugeen, Bauce County Ontario in 1891. From there he moved to Michigan and later to Manitoba and then to Preeceville in 1909. He served in the First World War in the 214th Battalion. On October 19, 1920, he married Blanche Weikle, who predeceased him on September 28, 1949. From a farm in the Sturgis district he moved to a farm near Okla where he presided until his death on June 24, 1957. He leaves to mourn his sister Mrs. Roy Hearn of Preeceville, a brother Walter of Preeceville. Six children, Lional and Ione Parkin of Okla, Charlotte (Russel) Siddons of Flin Flon and Ethel and Donald of Okla and 14 grandchildren. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church and a Legion burial service held at the Preeceville Cemetery.

HEARN – Everett G. Hearn, 67 of Weekes, and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on July 1, 1999 at Porcupine-Carragana Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born January 19, 1932 in the Preeceville district, he attended Beaver Bluff School and farmed west of Preeceville. He moved with his family to the Weekes district in 1959 and married Loretta Dickson on November 26, 1966 at the Porcupine Plain United Church. Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Mabel Hearn, he is survived by his wife; a daughter, Beverly Constant and Delbert Hearn; four sisters, Violet Hearn, Fanny Ritchie, Florence Stadnek and Margaret Gilbs and four grandchildren.

HEARN – Fanny (nee Mogg) Hearn was born in November 1864 in Ontario to parents, Thomas and Susan Mogg. Her siblings were Francis, Ellen, Phoebe G., Mary J. and Sampson. She married George William Hearn on June 18, 1884 in Ontario. The family moved from Guelph, Ontario in 1908 to a homestead west of Preeceville. Their children were: George, Charles Walter, Richard Edward, Maud, Almena, John W. and Charlotte M. Fanny passed away in 1944.

HEARN – George William was born in 1861. He moved to the area in 1908 from Guelph, ON and took up a homestead. Him and his wife raised a family of seven: George Wesley, Charles Walter, Almena, Maud, Richard Edmond, John William and Charlotte. George died in 1932.

HEARN – John (Jack) William Hearn was born in May 1885 in the United States. His parents were George William and Fanny Hearn, who came to Sask. from Ontario in 1908 and took a homestead west of Preeceville. John was also a farmer and also worked for other farmers in the Preeceville district. John was a veteran of World War I. Following his return from overseas; he married Barbara Sanderson in 1921. They had one daughter; Viola May bear in 1922. John passed away in 1945.

HEARN – Mabel Hearn, 67, of Preeceville, passed away April 23, 1972. Born Mabel White on June 13, 1904 in the Devil’s Lake District, she married Walter Hearn in 1926 in Regina. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Delbert of Fort St. James, BC and Everett of Weekes; two daughters, Florence (Walter) Stadnick of Weekes and Margaret (Paul) Gillis of Sibbald, AB; two sisters, Violet Downs and Dolly Hearn; four brothers, Harry of Sturgis, Wilfred of Hinton, and George and Arthur of Sturgis and many grandchildren.

HEARN – Norman Leroy Hearn, 62 of Preeceville, passed away July 11, 1993 at his home. Funeral service was held in the Trinity United Church. Born on June 6, 1929 in Preeceville, he was educated a Beaver Bluff School. He farmed near Preeceville and also worked for Imperial Oil, Rigby Locker Plant and Premier Feeds, all Preeceville businesses. He then worked at Sask. Wheat Pool until his retirement. On October 17, 1950 he married Viola Olson at Ketchen. Predeceased by his parents, Roy and Charlotte Hearn, he is survived by his wife, Viola; two sons, Brian (Deborah) of Kindersley and Dean (Sharon) of Drumheller; two daughters, Debbie (Ken) Mushanski of Yorkton and Donna (Charlie) Shchyschuk of Yorkton; four brothers, Clifford (Lil) of Winnipeg, Garnet (Nadine) of Regina, Delvin of Preeceville and Edmund (Julie) of Preeceville; a sister, Marge (George) Weber of Springside and 10 grandchildren.

HEARN – Roy Hearn was born in 1887, the son of Wesley and Ann Hearn. He came with his parents and brother Norman to a homestead in the Preeceville district in 1908. (Roy and his brother were both adopted by the Hearn’s) In 1921 Roy married Charlotte and they raised six children. Clifford, Norman Leroy, Grant John Wesley, Delvin George, Edmond Leslie and Marjorie, who they adopted. Roy passed away in 1967

HEINRICH – Bruce Wayne Heinrich, 55 of Preeceville, passed away November 1, 1989. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church at Preeceville. Born on August 4, 1934 near Bredenbury, he was the son of Gilbert and Florence Heinrich. After attending school in Bredenbury, he worked at a variety of jobs which included working a brakeman for the CPR, delivering fuel provincially for B.A and parts interprovincially for Massey Harris, buying grain for Federal, traveling for First Investors and Snowdons and working for his brother, Harvey in the John Deere dealership at Bredenbury. In 1964, he and his brother, Joe bought the John Deer dealership and formed Preeceville Tractor Ltd., which they operated together until 1973. Also during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s he, along with others formed and operated Triangle Feedlots Ltd. He sold the John Deere franchise in 1976, but continued to operate Preeceville Tractor and was buying, selling and trading machinery until his death. Over the years he was involved in the Elks Club, Lions Club, Yorkton Flying Club, Air Cadets, Sask. Wildlife Federation, Chamber of Commerce and Sask. Rural Development. His interests were wide and varied and included golfing, curling, hunting, flying, watching sports, playing cards and collecting antiques. On July 2, 1956 he married Irene Caroline Oshanek at Yorkton. Predeceased by his mother in 1960 and his father in 1984, he is survived by his wife, Irene; two sons, Larry of Preeceville and Kent (Darlene) of Edmonton; two daughters, Karen (Kelly) Maupin of Regina and Lois (Ron) Steciuk of Esterhazy; four brothers, Cecil (Yvonne) of Saskatoon, Roy (Ruby) of Regina, Harvey (Marilyn) of Delta, BC and Joe (Jean) of Yorkton and four grandchildren.

HEMRICK – Matilda "Tillie" (nee Richter) Hemrick Adair of Quesnel, BC and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on June 24, 1987 in a Vancouver Hospital. The funeral held at Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on March 1, 1909 in Mangalia, Romania, Matilda Richter was educated at Mangalia and at the age of 19, immigrated to Canada, where she lived with her uncle in Yorkton until her marriage to John Hemrick in 1929 at Yorkton. In 1944, the couple purchased a large house in Preeceville and opened it to boarders. At first she took in young people who were going to school but in later years, it was elderly people who she cared for. Her first husband died in 1959 and in 1973, she married John Schmidt at Bow Island, AB. He died the same year. In 1974, she married John Adair at Bow Island. Predeceased by a son, Gordon Hemrick in 1980, as well as her first two husbands, she is survived by her husband John Adair of Bow Island; a son Ervin Hemrick of Nanaimo; two daughters, Amanda Thideman of Quesnel and Lilly Prodanuk of Abbotsford; a brother Ferdinant Richter of Bay Pyrmont, West Germany; a sister, Berta Werner of Sidelfinger, West Germany; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HESHEDAHL – Delia Mary (nee Dubois) Heshedahl, 78 of Preeceville and formerly of Arborfield, SK passed away on August 21, 2002 in Canora Hospital. Funeral held in St. Particks Roman Catholic Church. Born on February 8, 1924 in Zenon Park, SK., to Eva and Louis Dubois, she was educated in Arborfield before going to normal school in Saskatoon. She started teaching at the age of 18, when some of her students were older than she was. She later went back to university to obtain her standard/certificate. She was married on July 30, 1947 to Norman Randolph Heshedahl in the Roman Catholic Church in Buchanan. She taught in several country schools, including Norway School, and such towns as Preeceville and Buchanan, and two reserves, one near Kamsack and on in northern Sask. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Jean, Evangeline, Marguerite Germaine and brothers Joe, Albert, Paul, Leon, Bill and Louis, she is survived by her husband, Norman and daughter Darlene (Rick) Miller and two grandchildren.

HESHEDAHL – Norman Heshedahl, the eighth child of Andrew and Anna Heshedahl was born on the family homestead in 1916. He was educated at Norway School. He loved the land and open spaces and became a farmer like his father. He married Delia Dubois in 1947. Norman passed away in 2005.

HESIUK – Audin Hesiuk was born January 1, 1937 in Stenen and educated at Frame Lake, Sturgis Composite and St. Joseph’s College, Yorkton. He farmed for 20 years in the Stenen district. Due to illness, he sold the farm and moved into Preeceville in 1977. After he won his battle with Leukaemia, he worked with the department of highways and did some carpentry work. In 1984 he bought the Stenen Hotel. He also co-owned and worked at Country Glass, Preeceville. He played slo-pitch with the Stenen 9 and 49ers. On August 28, 1957 he married June Pankewich at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Audin passed away May 20, 1992 at the age of 55 at Melville. Predeceased by his father Peter in 1965; his mother Katherine in 1978 and his stepfather Joseph Gregor in 1988, he is survived by his wife June; six daughters, Theresa Strang, Patty Hueck, Kathy Ritchie, Adine Dalton, Jacky Bryk and Crystal; two stepbrothers, Ian and Alvin Gregor, both of BC; a sister Helen Lazaruk of Yorkton and six grandchildren.

HICKLING – Graham E. Hickling was born in 1877. He and his wife Georgina (Dalton) and son Edward moved to Preeceville in 1921, when Graham came to manage the Wm. B Dalton hardware store after the death of Mr. Dalton. Previous to this from 1902 – 1918 Dalton and Hickling had been partners in a general store in Canora. From 1918 until they came to Preeceville in 1921, the Hicklings had lived at Kinistino. Graham managed the hardware store until ill health in 1944 he was forced to retire. He was overseer of the village for several years, as secretary and serving in all offices. In later years he was Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of SK. In the late 20’s he took over as business agent of the Preeceville Public Hall Co. He looked after renting the hall and later had a projector purchased and ran a weekly show. Graham passed away June 2, 1953.

HICKLING – Georgina (nee Dalton) Hickling was born in 1887, the only child of William and Cynthia Dalton. Georgina, married Graham Hickling and they lived in Canora, Kinistino and then made their home in Preeceville. She served in the United Church as Sunday school teacher and superintendent and was active in the Woman’s Missionary Society. She was honored with a life membership from the United Church women in 1967. She will be remembered for her regular hospital visits during her entire active years. She passed away in 1970 at the Melville Nursing Home.

HILTON – Charles Hilton was born in England. In 1908 he married Elizabeth Wolfenden at Lancashire, England. Charles joined the army in 1914 and served in the Middle East, Egypt and France. He was severely gassed in France and was discharged. In 1921, the family came to Canada and settled south of Preeceville. Charles was employed as teamster for two years by the Forestry in Reserve. In 1931 a farm was purchased in the Hinchliffe district. In 1942 they moved to B.C, but returned to the Preeceville area in 1956. Charles died November 28, 1956, at the age of 69.

HILTON – William ‘Bill’ Hilton, 89 of Preeceville, who died December 10, 2000 at Preeceville Hospital, was held at Trinity United Church. Born on June 28, 1911, in Oldham, Lanchashire, England, he began school in England and completed his grade 8 in Preeceville. He worked at farming, in forestry and mining. After working on highway construction near Swift Current for three years, he spent three years at Sherritt Gordon mines in northern MB as a teamster and in diamond drilling outfits. He married Margaret Simpson on October 28, 1937 in Preeceville and they farmed until 1973. They retired to a small acreage near Hinchliffe and moved to Preeceville in 1982. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth, and an infant brother, Charles; he is survived by his wife Margaret and a brother, Kenneth Hilton of Cedar, BC.

HOFFMAN – Myrtle J. Hoffman was born in 1914, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Johnson. She married Carl Hoffman and they lived in the Buchanan district. After the death of her parents, Myrtle and Carl bought their farm northwest of Preeceville and lived there until retirement and then moved to Preeceville. They had one son, Vernon. Myrtle passed away in 1984.

HOLADAY – James L. Holaday, 58, of Watson and formerly of the Ketchen district, passed away December 23, 1976 in St. Paul’s Hospital at Saskatoon. Funeral service held in the Chapel of Godfrey’s Funeral Home and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. Born at Swanson, SK, he moved in 1924 with his parents to the Watson area where he received his education. In 1935, he moved to the Partridge Hill district, northwest of Ketchen, where he resided until November of this year, when he moved to Watson. Predeceased by his father, Carl in 1954, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Miriam Holaday of Watson; a brother, John of Watson and two sisters, Marie Holaday of Hamilton and June (Orval) Moen of Leinan, SK.

HOLADAY – Marie Alice Holaday 67, of Hamilton, Ontario and formerly of Hazel Dell, passed away on November 6, 1987 in Chedoke Hospital at Hamilton. Funeral service held in Trinity united Church. Born on December 19, 1919 at Swanson, SK., she was educated at Watrous, Renoun and Simpson and took nurse’s training at Yorkton General Hospital, graduating in 1943. She took university training at Montreal and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. She was an office nurse at Tabor, AB and a nursing instructor at Yorkton, Cornwall, ON and Hamilton. She was a member of Burkholder United Church at Hamilton and was previously involved with Girl Guides and nursing associations. She was active in the Canadian Federation of University Women while in Yorkton. Predeceased by her father, Carl Holaday in 1954 and her mother Miriam in 1981 and two brothers, James in 1976 and John in 1982, she is survived by a sister, Gene Moen of Swift Current.

HOLADAY – Miriam Holaday, 88 of Herbert and formerly of Hazel Dell, passed away April 28, 1981 in the Herbert Hospital. Funeral service was held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Miriam Tweedie was born on December 12, 1892 at Wicklow, N.B. She received her public education in New Brunswick and her high school and teacher’s training at Regina. She taught school in the Swanson-Ardath area for four years. She married Carl Holaday in August 1916 at Saskatoon. They farmed in several areas of Sask. Predeceased by her husband in 1954; a son, Jim in 1976; one brother and three sisters; she is survived by a son, John of Watson, and two daughters, Marie of Hamilton and Mrs. Gene Moen of Swift Current.

HOLHOUSER – Catherine "Sadie" (nee MacRae) Holhouser was born in 1909 in the Carlyle, SK area the daughter of Norman and Margaret MacRae. Sadie met Steve in the mid thirties in the Kelvington area, where they were employed as hired girl and hired man for a farmer. They married November 21, 1936 at Wadena, SK. Six children were born to them. Norman, Margaret, Walter, Viola, Frances and Ivis. While Sadie was a mother and homemaker, she was employed as a cook for the various construction companies that her husband worked for. She was very involved in the community including the Anglican Church, Blue Jay club, Red Cross, cooking for weddings and social gatherings. Catherine passed away in 1996.

HOLHOUSER – Steve A. Holhouser, was born in 1910 in Budapest, Hungary, the son of John and Rose Holhouser. They immigrated to Canada in 1911, and settled in the Rocanville area and then moved to Stockholm and in 1929 Steve’s family moved to Rockford where they homesteaded. He married Catherine MacRae in 1936 and they homesteaded in the Rockford area. Steve farmed and worked in bush operations with a team of horses and later with skidders. He also worked on road construction. In his later years he became involved in the community as caretaker/manager of the Legion Hall in Endeavour. His main hobby was curling. Steve resided at the Lions Hostel in Preeceville and passed away in 1994.

HOLM – Axel Holm was born on February 16, 1884 in Norway. He first immigrated to the States and then in 1903, with his brother Gustaf, came from Minnesota to Canada and took a homestead four miles north of Preeceville. He lived on the homestead for many years and was known to be a good farmer and always willing to help his neighbors and all community projects. Axel remained a bachelor and after selling his farm he moved into Preeceville and lived at the Golden West Hotel. He did some traveling in his retirement. He passed away October 12, 1958.

HOLM – Sverre Olav Holm, late of Radville, Sask. and formerly of Preeceville, passed away January 24, 1991 at the age of 88 years. Funeral service was held in Radville and interment service followed at the Preeceville Lutheran Church. He was predeceased by his wife, Olea Holm, his parents, three brothers, two sisters and one grandson, David Bolton. He leaves to mourn two sons, Martin (Hazel) Holm of Calgary and Herbert (Lil) Holm of Radium, BC; two daughters, Linda (Ed) Bolton of Ceylon, SK and Bertha Gulka of Regina; eleven grandchildren an thirteen great-grandchildren.

HOLMES – Frank Holmes, 80 of Preeceville and formerly of Sechelt, BC, passed away on Mar 1, 2006 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on March 14, 1925 in Benson, SK he attended Benson High School and the University of Sask. He spent his entire professional career as an educator in BC. After retiring from teaching he operated a bee apiary for 15 years. In addition to belonging to many community organizations, he was a member of the British Columbia Teachers Federation. He married Stella Wilgosh in Preeceville on September 3, 2000. Predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Cora, and two brothers, Bud and Arthur, he is survived by his wife, Stella; three sons, Barry, Neil and Edward; a daughter Pamela of Toronto; two sisters, Alice Covell and Grace Swanton; eight grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren.

HOLMGREN – Beatrice (nee Berg) Holmberg was born March 20, 1904 the daughter of Andrew and Hanna Berg. She married Allan Holmgren of Shristiansted, Sweden. They had one daughter, Allane born in 1928. In the early years, Beatrice did dry cleaning and laundering and later worked part-time at the post office. She worked at Sorenson’s Red and White store for 19 years and at Chopty’s store for six years. After retirement she remained in Preeceville. She had one grandson. Beatrice passed away 1988.

HOLOWACHUK – Helen (nee Antoniw) Holowachuk was born in 1887 and came to Canada with her parents Ivan and Anna Antoniw in 1907. She married Mike Holowachuk in 1908. Four children were born to them on their homestead, Mary, Belle, Sam and Patricia. When they moved into the town of Preeceville, three more children were born: John, Alice and Rose. Helen died in June 1965.

HOLOWACHUK – John Holowchuk, 68 of Preeceville, passed away May 25th at Preeceville. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church. Born on June 22, 1918 in Preeceville, he was educated at Preeceville. He enlisted for active duty at the outbreak of World War 11 in the Regina Rifle Regiment. After his discharge he returned home and was employed as a welder at various places. He married Esther Peterson on May 23, 1951. To this union were three daughters, Sharon, Patricia and Kimberly. Throughout the years, he was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His love of the outdoors gave him an appreciation of nature; hunting and fishing being two of his hobbies. Though his many difficulties, he found many hours of comfort and enjoyment in his music. Predeceased by his parents, two sisters and one brother, he is survived by his wife, Esther; three daughters, Sharon Bryson, Patricia Grabauskas and Kim Holowachuk; three sisters, Alice Mayfield, Belle LeBlue and Rose Holowchuk and two grandchildren.

HOLOWACHUK – Margaret (nee Horbachewski) Holowachuk, 78 of Preeceville, passed away March 16, 1986 in the city hospital in Saskatoon. She was born August 13, 1907 in the Hryhoriw district to James and Mary (nee Nazar) Horbachewski. She was singled out of school to help her mother with chores and look after younger brothers and sisters. On July 25, 1925, she married Sam Holowachuk at Olesha Church. They took up farming in the Chechow district. In 1951 they moved to acreage west of Preeceville. After the death of her husband in 1955, she moved to Preeceville. She worked in different places for means of self-support and was always willing to help others. She was an active member of Catholic Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband, Sam; an infant son Adam in 1926; her mother in 1950; her father in 1962; three sisters, Annie, Katie and Helen, and one brother Dan in 1983, she is survived by one daughter, Mary Petrowski of Preeceville; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Adam, Lonko and Carl and two sisters, Myrtle Ronn and Julia Dmytriw.

HOLOWACHUK – Mike Holowachuk was born in 1888. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, John and Ksenka Holowachuk in May 1904 and settled in the Chechow district. On January 14, 1908 he married Helen Antoniw and they settled on their homestead. Four children, Mary Belle, Sam and Patricia were born on the homestead. In 1916 they moved to his dad’s homestead, where they lived until 1920. They moved to Preeceville and Mike worked as a blacksmith for Nels Homstol. In the spring of 1921 they purchased a house and two lots. Mike built his own blacksmith shop in one corner of the lot and served the farmers for miles around. His health failed him and he developed TB of the spine and had to spend several years in the sanatorium in the 30’s. He passed away in Dec. 1947.

HOLTE – Carl Holte was born in 1910. He attended Netchie Hills School; He worked for various farmers and drove trucks in bush work. About 1948 he and his brother Anton, opened up the first garage and gas pumps in Ketchen. In 1950 he married Viola Gowan, They raised a son Donald born in 1954 and daughters Eunice and Susan. In 1964 the family moved to Preeceville, where Carl purchased a shop with Minneapolis Moline machinery agency, Texaco gas and oil products. In 1971 he closed that business with the exception of the Homelite chain saws, sales and service, which he operated from a small shop near his home.

HOLTE – Melvin Holte, 89 of Preeceville and formerly of Ketchen died on Jan 22, 1997 at the Gateway Lodge in Canora. Born November 19 1907 in Sturgis, he attended Netchie Hill School north of Ketchen and worked for farmers in the Sturgis and Preeceville areas. He married Pauline Baron of Ketchen on Mar. 3, 1941 at the Lutheran manse in Preeceville and they farmed north of Ketchen until moving to Preeceville in 1966. He worked on a turkey farm until retiring in 1971. Predeceased by his parents Hans and Karen (Hoasbvog) Holte, four brothers, Henry, Tony, Carl and John; and one sister Alma Lindstrom; he is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, Dennis of Preeceville and Stanley of Florida; one daughter Dianne Johnson, two brothers, Otto and Clifford Holte both of Ketchen and two grandchildren.

HOLTE – Pauline (nee Baran) Holte, 87 of Preeceville, passed away September 19, 2004. Born on July 28, 1917 in the Ketchen district to Harry and Palanka (Ewanuka) Baran. She attended Woodrock School. She worked on the family farm and for various farmers in the area. She married Melvin Holte on March 3, 1941, at the Lutheran church manse in Preeceville. After they moved to Preeceville, she babysat and worked at various jobs including working at Godfrey’s and Preeceville funeral homes until her retirement. Predeceased by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Mike and Bill and two sisters, Annie and Antonia, she is survived by two sons, Dennis and Stan; a daughter Dianne Johnson of Battleford, and two grandchildren.

HOLTE – Viola (nee Gowan) Holte, 73 of Preeceville, died on October 26, 1995 in the Nipawin Hospital. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. The daughter of Walter and Laura Gowan, she was born on February 24, 1922 on a farm near Ketchen. She spent most of her life in the Preeceville area. She was educated at Robinson Creek, Netchie Hills and Preeceville Schools. For several years she worked with the Department of Agriculture in Regina. She taught Sunday school, helped with girl’s softball and Girl Guides. She had served as secretary-treasurer for the local rural Telephone Company. She was the Canora Constituency secretary for the NDP party from 1973 to 1984 and cooked at summer camps at Crystal Lake. She married Carl Holte on October 4, 1950 at Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, William and Walter, she is survived by a son, Don (Betty) of Bon Accord, AB; two daughters, Eunice (James) Rudy of Nipawin and Susan (Darcy) Schneider of Moose Jaw; and five grandchildren.

HOMSTA – Rudolph W. Homsta was born April 21, 1900 in Sweden. In 1903 the family immigrated to Canada and settled around Winnipeg. While a young boy, he came with his father, Sam and brother, Fred to the Ketchen district, where a homestead was taken up. Rudy received his education in the Netchie Hills School. His sisters were Margreta and Annie. Later he came to Preeceville where he worked for Billy Briggs and later Hickling Hardware and then started his own tinsmith shop. He was involved with Scouting, working with Alfred Findahl. In 1927, he left for Winnipeg to work for McDonald’s Sheet Metal Co. He passed away May 18, 1927 at St. Boniface, MB and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

HOMSTOL – Dorothy Elizabeth ‘Doris’ (nee Driedger) Homstol of Meridan, Idaho and formerly of Eston, SK, died on April 8, 1988 at the Boise Hospital. Funeral was held at St. John-North Prairie Lutheran Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. She was born Dorothy Driedger on December 1, 1953 at Rosetown. She was educated at Eston and took her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She was a pharmacist at Pinder’s Drugs at Saskatoon and Hearn’s Drugs and Sherman’s Drugs at Yorkton. She married Lance Homstol of Preeceville at Eston on August 7, 1976. The Dorothy Elizabeth Homstol Memorial Scholarship has been established at the college of pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan. She is survived by her husband, Lance; her parents Horst and Gerda Driedger of Eston; a son Kyle; two daughters, Melissa and Krista; and four sisters, Marlis (David) Neilson of Standard, AB, Lori (Bob) Ruschiensky of Regina, Karen Driedger of Outlook and Erica Driedger of Saskatoon.

HOMSTOL – Elene Homstal (nee Thorshaug), was born in Loiten, Norway in 1873. She came to Providence, R. I. at the age of 16 in 1889. She spent several years working in the Dakotas and Providence and this is where she met Nels Homstal. In 1906, she immigrated to Canada and married Nels Homstal in Buchanan, SK. Their first home was a 40 x 18-foot log house. They had a family of four children: Ruth, Myrtle and twins, Esther and Norman. In 1914, the family moved into Preeceville. Elene was a mid wife in the early years and active in the church and the Hospital Auxiliary. Elene passed away September 24, 1953.

HOMSTOL – Nels Homstol was born September 12, 1872 in Froland, Norway. At the age of 28 he immigrated to Providence, R.I where he worked as a labourer. In 1904 he came to Canada and filed on a homestead in the Badgerdale area. To supplement his income he worked in a logging camp at Mistatim, cutting ties for the railroad. In 1905 he married Elene Thorshaug in Buchanan and they raised four children: Ruth, Myrtle and twins Esther and Norman. In 1914, Nels bought the butcher shop in Preeceville. For health reasons he left the butcher shop and went into partnership in a garage business for a few years. Then he had a blacksmith shop, which he operated until he retired in 1946. He was a member of the local school board for many years. Nels died December 29, 1953.

HOMSTOL – Norman Homstol, 88 of Preeceville passed away March 13, 2001 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Born March 7, 1913 in the Norway School district near Preeceville, he worked as a janitor in the church and later owned a welding shop and served on town council. He enlisted in the Canadian air force in 1942 and served until the end of the Second World War. A member of St. John’s Lutheran church, he served as secretary of the Home and School Assoc. and was a member of church council and the Nelson Lake Bible Camp. He married Lorna Olson on Oct. 8, 1941, at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Predeceased by his parents, Nels and Elene Homstol and two sisters, Ruth Sims and Myrtle Kvern, h is survived by his wife Lorna; three sons, Reid, Lance and Greig; a daughter Lee; a sister, Esther Paul and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

HORBACHEWSKI – Carl Horbachewski was born on January 6, 1912 in Hryhoriw district. He married Pauline Baran in 1938 and they farmed in the Hazel Dell district until his retirement in 1975, when they took up residence in Preeceville. He was a member of St. peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at Hazel Dell and in Preeceville he played a key role in the construction of Holy Transfiguration Church and remained as active member until his death. He served as church elder for many years. Carl passed away May 18, 1989. Predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Horbachewski, his oldest son, Nestor in 1976, a brother Dan and four sisters, Margaret Holowachuk, Annie, Katie and Helen, he is survived by his wife Pauline; a son Orest (Gilberte) of Calgary, a daughter, Jane (Marvin) Tkachuk of Esterhazy; two brothers, Adam of Gull Lake and Lonko of Yorkton; two sisters, Julia Demetrow and Myrtle Ron of Preeceville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HORBACHEWSKI – Pauline Horbachewski was born November 15, 1919 and passed away on September 17, 2013, at the Canora Hospital at the age of 93. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Baran and Alice Stackiw. Predeceased by her husband Carl, son Nestor, grandson Dean, and sister Stella Slugoski. She is survived by son Orest (Gilberte) and daughter Jane (Marvin) Tkachuk; beloved grandchildren, Clifford and Michael Horbachewski, Neil, Christopher, Richard Horbachewski, Troy and Todd Tkachuk and Tina (Darren) Sakundiak. She will be remembered by 17 great grandchildren. Pauline and Carl farmed in the Hazel Dell district. They were active members at the SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazel Dell until they retired and moved to Preeceville in 1975. Pauline was a supportive member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, a dedicated homemaker, avid gardener, wonderful cook and a loving, committed mother. She enjoyed music, dancing, carpet bowling and especially playing cards. Pauline moved to Park Place Seniors Home in Canora in January 2011.

HORBACHEWSKY – Adam Horbachewsky was born on April 2, 1906 to parents James and Mary Horbachewsky. He never attended school and at the age of 11, he went to work for Sam Mitchell, driving a team of one horse and one mule, hauling hay. In the 20’s he worked by Yorkton, pitching bundles for a threshing machine. In 1930 he married Mary Romanyshyn and they rented a farm and in 1939 purchased a farm in the Ketchen district. In 1944 they moved to another farm and lived there until 1961 and then sold the farm. They had three sons: Julius, Billy (died in infancy in 1936) and Benny After his wife Mary died in Nov. 1979, Adam married Mabel Brown in 1980. Adam passed away in 1995.

HORBACHEWSKY – Daniel Horbachewsky was born on December 27, 1910. After his school years were over, he worked as a farm hand. In 1934 he married Lena Kosheluk and they lived on a farm. A daughter Marie was born to them in 1935. In July 1938 his wife Lena died giving birth to a son, who also died. Dan continued to live on the farm. He married Mary Galandy on January 21, 1942. The following year they moved to Drumheller where Dan worked in the coal mine on a loader. They returned to Preeceville in 1946 and Dan purchased a wood-sawing outfit. In 1950, he joined the CNR and they lived in several places and then retired to Preeceville. Dan and Mary raised four children: Marie, Bill, Lawrence and Jimmy. .

HORBACHEWSKY – Mary (nee Galandy) Horbachewsky, 93 of Preeceville, died on October 30, 2004 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on June 1, 1912 in the Preeceville district to Ignace and Hopka Galandy, she married Dan Horbachewsky on January 21, 1942. They lived in Drumheller for a few years, but returned to Preeceville in 1946. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Dan; she is survived by three sons, Bill, Larry and James; a daughter Marie and 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

HORBACHEWSKY – Mary (nee Romanyshyn) Horbachewsky of Preeceville, passed away on November 10, 1979, in Preeceville Hospital. She was born in 1907 in the Chechow district to Tanas and Barbara Romanyshyn. She married Adam Horbachewsky in 1930 in Chechow Ukrainian Catholic Church. They farmed in the Ketchen area and retired to Preeceville in 1961. Predeceased by her father in 1930, her mother in 1963, an infant son, Billy in 1936 and a sister and three brothers. Two sons, Julius and Benny of Calgary; two sisters, Stella Prystay and Julie Mezerniuk; a brother, Paul of Preeceville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive her.

HORNE – Florence Martha (nee Dahl) Horne, was born on January 4, 1929 in Lancer, SK. She grew up in Beatty. After finishing school she worked a short time at the hardware store in Beatty and then went to work in a ladies wear store in Saskatoon. She married Robert Horne July 1, 1948. They farmed in the Creek Hill district until 1973. During that time they raised a family of seven. Florence was active in the Beatty United Church where she taught Sunday school. In 1973 the family moved to Okla, SK where they owned a dairy farm. There, Florence was very active with the Hazel Dell Gospel Chapel, teaching Sunday school and the youth group. They left the farm and moved to Consolation Manor in Melfort in 2002. Florence passed away June 3, 2009. She is survived by her husband and children, Alma Arnst, Roberta Horne, Lavern Horne, Lyla Williams, Clifford and Jerry Horne; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Harvey, Edgar and Orval; sisters Hazel McKone, Grace Henningsen and Freda Lobb; Florence was predeceased by her parents Clifford and Olive Dahl and her son Ken Horne. Funeral held at Chapel of Melfort Funeral Home with internment at Preeceville Cemetery.

HORT – Anne (nee Daviduik) Hort 72 of Canora and formerly of Arabella, passed away June 3, 2005. Born on November 13, 1932 to Wasyl and Synklita Daviduik in Arabella, she was educated at Arabella School. She worked as a waitress and store clerk. She married Steve Hort on October 12, 1951 in Canora. She was a member of the Sturgis bowling league. Predeceased by her father in 1942, her mother in 1986, and one sister, Tena Burym in 1971, she is survived by two sons, Alvin and Jason; two daughters Angie Cridland of Creighton and Laverne Robin Smith of Yorkton; one brother, Mike, one sister, Frances Hunko and nine grandchildren.

HOVEY – Gladys Hovey, 91 of Preeceville, passed away June 11, 2000. Born on August 16, 1908, in Barnes County, N.D., she attended Etoimamie, Hinchliffe and Willow Dale schools. She married Melvin Hovey on February 15, 1927 at the United Church in Canora and they operated a mixed farming operation west of Endeavour for 40 years. She also worked as a babysitter for families in the Endeavour and Sturgis districts. She was a member of the Sturgis senior slo-pitch team, the Happy Gang, Midland ladies aid, carpet bowling club, READ club, Grace United Church and Sturgis bowing league. Predeceased by her husband; two brothers, Homer and Harry; and one granddaughter, she is survived by a son Vernon; three daughters, Gwen Scharfenberg, Marie Okrainetz and Marlene Pasiechnik; two sisters, Babe Rutley and Claudia Pasiechnik; 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

HOVEY – John Hovey of Preeceville, passed away in the Kamsack Nursing Home on January 7, 1971. Funeral held at Godfreys Funeral Chapel. He was born September 10, 1889 at Maynard, Minn., and came to Canada with his parents in 1910. In 1911 he homesteaded in the Ypres district, near Endeavour, where he farmed until his retirement to Preeceville in 1959. Mr. Hovey went to live with his brother, Melvin at Sturgis in 1968 and in 1970 he moved to the Kamsack Nursing Home. Predeceased by five brothers, Thomas, Nels, Theodore, Albert and Ole and two sisters, Gertie and Anna. Four brothers survive him, Knute of California, Thomas of Madison, Wisconsin and Edwin and Melvin of Sturgis.

HOVEY – Melvin Hovey was born October 4, 1898 in Granite Falls, Chippewa County, Minn. In 1911, he came to Canada with his parents, Torger and Mary (Grythe) Hovey. Melvin had eleven siblings, all born in the States. They were Nels, Knute, Ole, Thomas, Gertie, John, Albert, Annie, Edwin, Tom and Ted. Melvin married Gladys Thompson in 1927. They lived with Melvin’s folks for four years and then moved on the homestead, where his brother had a small shack built of logs. They had four daughters, Gwen, Marie, Claudia and Marlene and one son Vernon. Melvin passed away October 7, 1994.

HOVEY – Vernon Melvin Hovey 70 of Endeavour, passed away October 27 at Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on May 9, 1935 in Endeavour to Melvin and Gladys Hovey, he attended Midland School. In 1953 he went to work for Albert Hartle and W. Jakubowski until 1955 when he went to Quesnel, BC to work. This is where he first started truck driving. He drove for Henry Lee from 1955-61, hauling logs and lumber. From 1961-63 he hauled gravel around Regina and also for the Preeceville rural Municipality roads. He married Sharon Walker on January 23, 1965 at the United Church in Preeceville. He was a member of the Etoimamie Valley Riding Club. Predeceased by his parents; he is survived by his wife; three sons, Clayton, Darren and Calvin; a daughter Cheryl Krywy of Spruce Grove; four sisters, Gwen Scharfenberg, Marie Okrainetz, Marlene Pasiechnik and Claudia Pasiechnik; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

HRYWKIW – Laddie Hrywkiw, 76 of Preeceville and formerly of the Tadmore district, passed away March 2, 2001. Funeral at St. John Lutheran Church. Born on June 18, 1924 in Canora, he attended Gogal School and farmed in the Tadmore district. He married Lenore Kachuk on October 18, 1952 at the Catholic Church in Canora. They farmed in the Preeceville district until 1981, when they sold the farm and moved to Preeceville. He was hired by the Sturgis School Div and later worked for Broda Const and Morsky’s Const. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Helen, four brothers, Peter, Joe, Mike and Anton and two sisters, Mary and Nellie, he is survived by his wife, Lenore; four sons Randy, Rick, Reginald and Lynn; two brothers Bill and Eddie both of Canora; a sister Ann Belitshy if Regina and seven grandchildren.

HUNKO – Paul Hunko, 84 of Preeceville and formerly of Stenen, passed away August 27 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on June 18, 1920 in the Burgis area, he began school in East Wexford. His family moved to the Mohyla district and he attended Phoenix School. In 1933, his family returned to the Burgis area. In 1938 his family moved to the Stenen district. On August 11, 1946 he married Frances Daviduik at the Assumption Church of St. Mary in the Stenen area. He was a member of Sask. Wheat Pool. Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Sadie (Russniak), a brother Mike and a brother and sister in infancy, he is survived by his wife Frances; two sons, Clarence of Saskatoon, Douglas of AB; a daughter Deborah Uhlow of Kamsack; a brother, John Hunko; a sister Anne Anaka; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

HYCHA – Jake Hycha, 89 of Preeceville, passed away October 2, 2003 at Canora Hospital. Born on July 10, 1914 in the Hazel Dell area, he attended Lone Spruce and Hryhoriw schools. He worked as a farmland for Feeley Farms for nine years. He farmed south of Preeceville for 38 years. He worked for Dalton electric, Cheemo-lumber, and CCIL. He retired from farming in 1978. He was a member of the farmers union, the RM agricultural committee for eight years, credit union director for 8 years, member of knights of Columbus and club 60. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. On November 4, 1939 he married Lena Gulka at the Hryhoriw Church. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Frank in 1969 and Peter in 1991, and a sister Anne Lamber in 1989, he is survived by his wife, Lena; two daughters, Jane and Jaklyne; two grand children and three great-grandchildren.

HYCHA – Lena (nee Gulka) Hycha was born in the Hryhoriw district and lived in the area of Preeceville, until she moved to Saskatoon in July 2004, where she lived at St. Volodymy and then Stensrud Lodge. Lena was a lifetime member of the CWL. She passed away October 14, 2012 in Saskatoon. She leaves behind daughters, Jane (Don MacKenzie) and Jaklyne (Keven) Hycha-Mapes; granddaughters, Merilee and Shantel and great-grandsons, Matthew, Andrew, Jaxon and Tyler Odegard. She leaves behind her sisters, Olga Stasiuk and Helen Downs. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; her parents, Mary and Steve M. Gulka; infant sister; brother, Peter and sister-in-law Helen Gulka and brothers in law, Les Downs and Steve Stasiuk. Funeral services held at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic church. Interment was in the Preeceville Cemetery.

HYDAMAKA – Dan Hydamaka, 62 of Sturgis, passed away May 28, 1992 at the Plains Health Centre in Regina. Born on November 4, 1929 in the Woodlight district, he was the son of Onofrey and Mary (Cheremkora) Hydamaka. He was educated at Woodlight School. He worked on his farm for a number of years and at various sawmills in Sask. and Alberta during the winter months. Later he worked as a carpenter for a contractor until he became ill. He retired to Preeceville and later moved to Sturgis. Predeceased by his father in 1956, his mother in 1964; four brothers, Pete in 1945, Bill 1963, Metro 1967 and Jack in 1975 and two sisters, Julia in 1929 and Annie in 1990, he is survived by two brothers, Mike (Jenny) of Sturgis and Paul (Gladys) of Sturgis; two sisters, Nellie Smud of Sturgis and Pearl (Steve) Kudeba of Preeceville.

HYDAMAKA – Darcy James Hydamaka was born July 16, 1965, the son of James and Joyce Hydamaka. He passed away in 1971 at the age of 6 years due to bone cancer.

HYDAMAKA – Paul Hydamaka was born in 1928, the son of Onofrey and Mary Hydamaka. He took his schooling at Woodlight School. He worked on the family farm and in winters at sawmills in AB, Ontario and SK. In 1953 he married Gladys Myden. They lived on the family farm for 30 years. Paul was active in many community affairs. He was councilor for 21 year for Clayton RM, Norquay Veterinary Board, Parkland Library, Gateway Co-op delegate and director, MacKenzie Society board and was a READ club member. Paul and Gladys sold the farm and moved into a new house in Sturgis in June 1993. They had one daughter, Laura Dawn born in 1969. Paul passed away in 1994.

HYDAMAKA – Pauline (nee Myden) Hydamaka was born April 11, 1921, the daughter of William and Julia Myden. She married William Hydamaka in 1940. They raised a family of three children: James, David and Judy. After her husband passed away in 1963, Pauline continued to live in Preeceville and worked as a clerk at the Red & White store. Then she worked in Regina at the Vagabond Motor Inn for a number of years. She moved back to Preeceville. In the fall of 1982, she had a farm accident where she lost her left hand in a grain auger. In the spring of 1983, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She passed away on August 7, 1990 at the age of 69.

HYDAMAKA – William "Bill" Hydamaka was born March 25, 1914 the son of Onofrey and Mary (Cheremkora) Hydamaka. He attended Woodlight School. At the age of 20, he worked as a farm labourer. He married Pauline Myden on Oct. 19, 1940 in the Hryhoriw district. They farmed for many years. Due to William’s poor health, they took up a residence in Sturgis were Pauline was employed as a cook in the school dormitory. They relocated to Preeceville, where William was employed at the Creamery as a cream tester. In 1956, he accepted a position as a town constable, a position he held until his sudden heart attack. He was active in the community and was a councillor for the RM of Clayton and a school trustee. He passed away December 13, 1963.

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IVERSON – Aagot (nee Aune) Iverson, 66 passed away on January 2, 1973 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Born in the Buchanan district, she married Julius Iverson in 1933. They spent most of their years on a farm west of Endeavour. In 1968 they moved to Preeceville. Mrs. Iverson had been in poor health for several years, and in Oct. 1972 moved into the Lions Hostel. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Walter Iverson of Vancouver; a daughter, Carol Funk of Ottawa’ two sisters, Gladys Oftebro and Josie Nowell; a brother Norman Aune of Regina, and eight grandchildren. A son, Gordon, predeceased her in 1967.

IVERSON – Annetta Josephine (nee Knutson) Iverson, 89 of Regina and formerly of Preeceville, passed away March 19, 1986 in Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Annetta Josephine Knutson, was born on August 16, 1897, in Honeyford, N.D. She came to Canada as a teenager with her parents, settling in the Preeceville district. She was united in marriage to Bennie Iverson in Grand Forks, N.D. October 1915. She was employed as a colporteur for the British and Foreign Bible Society for a period of approximately 35 years. In 1942 Mr. Iverson was transferred to the South Saskatchewan Auxiliary of the Bible Society, necessitating their move to Regina where they maintained their home. . Predeceased by her husband in January 1972, she is survived by three daughters, Ruth Abrahamson and Gladys Nazar of Regina and Ruby Goertz of Lajord; two sons, David Iverson of Sacramento, Calif., and Bernard Iverson of Regina; one sister, Tilla Sornai of Pioneer Village, Regina and 8 grandchildren.

IVERSON – Edward Adolph Iverson was born on April 16, 1870, in Beistaden, Norway. At the age of 21, he immigrated to the States. Later he returned to Norway, where he married Justine Sophia Jacobson. In 1912, they came to Canada. After a short stay in Ontario, they settled on a farm in the Tadmore district, where they resided until 1943, when they moved to Preeceville. For the past year he had been living at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Saskatoon. His death occurred in the City Hospital on Nov. 1, 1961, at the age of 91 years. A sister in the States and a brother in Norway survive him. His wife predeceased him in 1955. Friends and relatives met at the Lutheran Church to pay their last respects.

IVERSON – Ernest L. Iverson was born in 1907 on the homestead at Preeceville. He received his education at Beaver Bluff School. In 1938 he married Inez Law of Preeceville. They had three children, two girls and one boy, who died shortly after birth. Ernest died in 1984.

IVERSON – Hans Iverson Sr. was born March 27, 1859 in Norway. AT the age of 18 years, he immigrated to Wisconsin, USA and in 1883 was united in marriage to Engeber Hanson of Norway. They had two children, Belle and Hans Jr. His wife passed away in 1887 and he moved to Glenwood, Minn., where he married Betsy Erdahl in 1888. They had thirteen children: Anna, Bernard, Robert and Emma (twins), Henry, John, Selma, Berdena, Russell, Julius, Ernest, Edgar and Esther. They came to Canada with 9 of their children and settled in the Preeceville area. Hans Sr. died June 2, 1938.

IVERSON – Hans H. Iverson was born April 3, 1885. In 1905 he came from Glenwood, Minn. to Whitehawk, SK (now Preeceville) and took up a homestead one mile southeast of Preeceville. In 1910, he married Minnie Borg. Their daughter Sylvia was born in 1913. Hans passed away in 1970.

IVERSON – Hattie Belle Iverson, 85 of Preeceville, passed away October 8, 1989 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Evangel Tabernacle, Preeceville. Born on February 12, 1904 in Minneapolis, Minn. she was educated at Beaver Bluff School and Preeceville School. She worked as a cook and domestic helper in several homes in the Preeceville district and was a member of the Preeceville Pentecostal Church. She married John Iverson on December 23, 1930. Predeceased by her husband, John in 1965 and four brothers, Clarence, Einar, Otto and Albert Abrahamson, she is survived by three brothers, Harold of Preeceville, Walter of Creighton and Edwin of Regina; two sisters, Helen Scharfenberg of Preeceville and Elsie Gray of Mayne, BC.

IVERSON – Iver Bernhard Iverson was born in Glenwood, Minnesota in 1890 and came to the Preeceville area, with his parents, Hans and Betsy Iverson in 1905. As a young man he filed for a homestead 3 miles west of Preeceville. He married Clara Knutson. The first year of marriage, Clara died in childbirth, together with their newborn. Shortly afterwards, he married Clara’s youngest sister, Annetta. Together they acquired a new homestead, ½ mile east of Preeceville. In 1912, he trained as a barber in Winnipeg and opened up a shop in Stenen and later in Preeceville. He later was a Bible salesman for 35 years travelling door to door. He was often the ‘guest speaker’ at a country church or schoolhouse. He made his home in Preeceville until 1942 and then moved to Regina. His five children were born in Preeceville. They are Ruth, Gladys, Bernard, Ruby and David. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed several hunting trips with his brothers. He retired at the age of 65 from the Bible Society, at Moose Jaw. He then went back to barbering school and brushed up on the latest haircuts and retired from barbering at the age of 8o. He died after a short illness at the age of 82 and was buried in Preeceville Cemetery.

IVERSON – Julius Iverson, 68 passed away on June 21, 1974 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born at Glenwood, Minn., he immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1906. In 1933 he married Aagot Aune. Most of his years were spent farming in the Ketchen and Preeceville districts. In 1968, he moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his wife in 1973 and by a son, Gordon in 1967, he is survived by a son, Walter of Prince George, BC; a daughter Carol of Ottawa; three sisters, Belle Schroder of California, Emma Espedahl of Kelvington and Birdena Peterson of Preeceville; a brother, Ernie of Preeceville and nine grandchildren.

IVERSON – Marjorie Inez (nee Law) Iverson, 78 of Preeceville, died on September 8, 1995 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Funeral service held at the Evangel Tabernacle in Preeceville. The daughter of Herbert (Bert) and Harriet Law she was born on February 28, 1917 at Togo. The family moved to Preeceville when she was four years old. She was educated at Preeceville. She went to work at the age of 15, doing housework for various families in the area. She married Ernie Iverson on November 1, 1938 in Preeceville. During her life, she cared for her in-laws for a number of years and also for handicapped children for a few years. She was faithful and active in the Evangel Tabernacle Church where she held the position of secretary-treasurer for 25 years. Predeceased by her husband in 1984, an infant son in 1946, a grandson, David 1985, a brother, Dudley and a sister Dorothy, she is survived by two daughters Ann (Larry) Chase of Preeceville and Bernice Iverson of Vancouver; two brothers, Bert Law and Dee (Shirley) Law of Bridge Lake, BC. two sisters, Phyllis Strand of Abbotsford, BC and Norma (Jack) Grant of Brandon; two granddaughters and three grandsons.

IVERSON – Minnie (nee Borg) Iverson was born in Valley City, North Dakota in 1874. She married Hans H. Iverson in 1910. It was a great change for her when she came to the homestead, her new home in the bush country. She had one daughter, Sylvia, born in 1913. Minnie died in 1957.

IVERSON – Robert and his wife Edith (nee Apps) bought a farm in the late 1930’s in the Robinson Creek district. Their children were Fred, Norman and Kathleen. Robert passed away in 1961.

IZDEBSKI – Elizabeth Izdebski was born September 2, 1883 at Birmingham, England. She and her husband came to Canada and settled first in the Ypres district and then moved to Preeceville in 1921. They had one son, Harry, who enlisted in the army and married in England. Elizabeth died March 3, 1959 at Flin Flon, where her son lived.

IZDEBSKI – Harry was born in Birmingham, England in 1882. He immigrated to Canada and filed on a homestead in the Ypres area. In 1921 he moved to Preeceville. For 21 years, Harry was caretaker of the school. His zeal as a caretaker was very great and both pupils and teachers were wary not to break the rules laid down by ‘Harry’. He died June 27, 1954.

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JACOBSON – Alma Jacobson was born in 1900 in Sweden. She had a twin sister Christina. The girls came to the Preeceville area with their mother Beret Jacobson in 1913 to join their brother John and his wife. Alma died in 1972.

JACOBSON – Beret J. Jacobson arrived in Preeceville from Sweden in 1913. With her were her twin daughters, Christina and Alma. They spent the remainder of their lives in Preeceville. Beret’s son, John J. and his wife Mathilda Jacobson, had come to the area in 1912.

JACOBSON – Christina Jacobson was born in Sweden in 1900. She came to the Preeceville area in 1913 with her mother Beret and twin sister Alma. She passed away in 1976.

JACOBSON – John J. and Mathilda "Tilla" (nee Knutson) Jacobson, with their sons, Albin and Clifford, came from Honeyford, ND, USA in the spring of 1912 to a homestead in Stenen-Preeceville area. Two more sons were born in Canada, Clarence and Herman. John died in 1921 leaving Tilla with four sons to raise.

JACQUES – Mabel Jacques, 76, passed away on July 13, 1972 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was held in Godfrey’s Funeral Home Chapel. Born at Poppleton, Yorkshire, England, she married Dave Jacques in 1918 and moved in 1919 to Canada, where she and her husband farmed for 46 years in the Ypres district west of Endeavour. They retired and moved to Preeceville in 1965. She was a lifetime member of the United Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Dave, Jack and Ron of Endeavour; four daughters, Mabel Pringle of Winnipeg, Joyce Oxley of Preeceville, Florence Olson of North Prairie Kathleen Walker of Yorkton; a sister in England and 17 grandchildren.

JENSHUS – Arnie was born in 1906 and came to Canada in 1925 from Norway. He married Hilda Lorentson. In the early years he worked on elevator construction. He had some land near Edmonton, which he farmed until 1944 and then sold out and moved to the Fraser Valley in BC. Here he worked at building houses. His wife, Hilda died in 1968 in Victoria. They had three children: Leonard, Elsie (died in 1950 at the age of 21) and Joyce. In 1974 Arnie married Ruth Peterson and moved back to Preeceville in 1975. He passed away in 1988.

JENSHUS – Ruth Alice (nee Peterson) Jenshus, 87 of Preeceville, passed away on December 9, 1997 at the Preeceville Hospital. Service held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Born on June 16, 1910 in the Preeceville area to Peter and Sena Peterson, she attended Beaver Bluff School. In 1949 she moved with her parents to Preeceville and looked after them until they died. She worked in the dietary department of the hospital and babysat for several families. In 1974, she married Arne Jenshus. Together they made two trips to Norway to visit friends and relatives. She belonged to the Farm Wives Club for many years and was with club 60 since it originated. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Arne, two brothers, Mainer and Arnold; a sister Signe; she is survived by a stepdaughter, Joyce (Norman) Gustafson of Victoria.

JOHNSON – Adrian Murray Johnson age 19, of Preeceville died at he Royal Inland Hospital at Kamloops, from injuries suffered in a single motorcycle accident. Funeral service held in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. The mishap occurred July 26th, 1973 near Chase, BC, 30 miles east of Kamloops, when Mr. Johnson lost control of his vehicle on loose gravel. Born at Preeceville, he attended high school at Sturgis. In January he began work near Kamloops with a construction firm. He is survived by his parents, Leonard and Eileen Johnson; a brother, Clinton at home; four sisters, Donna Olson of Preeceville, Evelyn Hamilton and Vivian of Yorkton and Glennis at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Park of Preeceville and a niece Twylla Olson.

JOHNSON – Andrew Johnson age 88, died on July 31, 1970 at Winnipeg. Funeral service held in Godfrey’s Funeral Chapel at Preeceville. Born at Wapeton, N.D. in 1882, he came to Canada with his parents in 1900 and later homesteaded south of Preeceville. In 1907, he married Gusta Hanson, who predeceased him in 1954. He is survived by two sisters, Marie Peterson of Preeceville and Clara Tompte of Portland, Oregon; a brother Clarence of Clearbrook, Minn.; four sons, Arthur of Hinchliffe, Justin and Gilbert of Bowsman and Arnold of Winnipeg; two daughters Muriel (Ray) Scott of Swan River and Evelyn (Bob) McCullough of Thunder Bay; 24 grandchildren an 17 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON – Anna H. (nee Skogen) Johnson was born in Wallace, South Dakota in 1890. She married Sam Johnson in 1909. They moved to Canada in 1911 and filed on a homestead. While her husband worked out, Anna was employed as a cook at the hotel. They had five children: Lawrence, Alma, Dorothy, Olaf and Laverne. Anna passed away in May of 1964.

JOHNSON – Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson was born in Finley, Minn. in 1908. His family came to the Etoimamie Valley district in 1915. Most of his school days were spent at Sunny Brae School. In November 1941 he married Margaret Nelson at St. John’s Lutheran Church. After their marriage they moved to Flin Flon where Art worked in the mines for 13 years. Their children, Alvin, Marlene, Elaine, Faye and Kenneth were born in Flin Flon. They returned to the Etoimamie district in 1954. They acquired his parent’s home. Arthur passed away in 1991.

JOHNSON – Charlie "Carl" Johnson was born in Kandiyohi County, Minn. on December 2, 1875. In 1899 he married Ida Lundberg. Eleven years later, in 1910, they moved to Canada with their four children and in 1911 they took a homestead in the Robinson Creek area. Charlie worked out when work was available. He trapped fur-bearing animals in the winter, and later on herded cattle for several farmers. This all brought in extra money for improving the farm and building a house and other buildings for livestock. His last ten years were spent at a boarding house in Preeceville, and living occasionally with his daughter, Mrs. Betsy Carlson at Sturgis. He died in the Preeceville Hospital April 2, 1966 after a long illness. He leaves to mourn, one sister, Mrs. Hans Borgen, two daughters, Betsy Carlson of Sturgis and Alice Halverson of Williams Lake, BC; one son Emery of Quesnel, BC; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Walter on August 24, 1941 and by his wife Ida on June 2, 1962. Funeral services were held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville.

JOHNSON – Christine (nee Hanson) Johnson was born in 1887, the daughter of Jacob and Karoline Hanson. She came to Canada from the States with her parents and siblings, Martin, Elling, Gusta and Joseph in June 1906. They settled on a homestead in the Astwood district, one mile west of Squaw Lake. Christine married Matt Johnson in 1919. They had a daughter Clara born in 1921. A son Marvin was born February 16, 1924. Christine died a few days after this birth at the age of 36 years. Christine’s brother Elling and his wife Marie Hanson raised her son Marvin. Her daughter Clara also went to live with this family two years later.

JOHNSON – Donna Marie Johnson, infant daughter of George and Gladys Johnson, died on March 14, 1970. She was born in Preeceville on August 25, 1968. She was a very delicate child from the time of her birth. Predeceased by her grandfather, she is survived by her parents, sister Valerie age 6; 2 brothers, Lloyd age 5 and Norman 3 years; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Johnson and Mrs. Bert Olmstead and great grandmother Mrs. Elmer Phillips of Sturgis

JOHNSON – Eileen Maud (nee Park) Johnson was the eldest daughter of William "Sandy" and Mabel (Dalton) Park. She was born April 15, 1924 on the family farm near Preeceville. Premature, she was tended by Granny Preece and grew to excel in running and baseball. She attended Waler school. She worked in several homes in the Preeceville/Sturgis area before her marriage to Leonard Johnson on November 1, 1947. They farmed until their retirement to Preeceville in 1980. She passed away following a long illness on April 11, 1991. Eileen worked hard and never learned to drive. Her life revolved around her family and her farm. With six children she managed to keep the house spotless. She grew a large garden; kept chickens and helped with the livestock She was a good cook and kept the coffeepot on. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing and family picnics. She was a tolerant mother and a loving grandmother with an attitude of good humor. Eileen had always had eye problems. Th removal of a brain tumor in 1970 left her with partial vision in only one eye. She never complained of ill health. Predeceased by her father in 1981, her mother in 1982 and one son, Adrian in 1973, she is survived by he r husband Leonard; four daughters, Donna (Art) Olson of Stenen, Evel (Barry) Lister of Yorkton, Viviane of Melita, MN an Glennis of Gilbert Plains; one son, Clinton (Lorena) of Medicine Hat; one sister May Tunbridge; nine grandchildren an one great-grandchild.

JOHNSON – Elmer Leonard Johnson, was born in Barton, N.D. on December 8, 1908 to Julius and Mathilda Johnson. The family moved to this area in 1911 and lived on a farm 4 miles northwest of Preeceville. He attended the Beaver Falls School. On November 11, 1923, Elmer was confirmed in St. John Lutheran Church. He married Violet Hanson on November 16, 1943 and farmed in the North Prairie area. In the fall of 1964, they moved to Preeceville, where they resided ever since. Elmer passed away in the Regina General Hospital on July 4, 1982 at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, one brother and two sisters in infancy, and three other sisters, Alma Myhran, Olga Erickson and Helen Hanson. He leaves to mourn his passing, five sisters, Esther Yasinsky and Edna Halverson of Edmonton, Myrtle Hoffman, Mable Rudd and Florence Reynolds of Preeceville; two brothers, Lester of Quesnel, BC and Oscar of Preeceville.

JOHNSON – Fritz (John Frithjof) was born at Knam, Bohuslan, Sweden. At the age of 27, he was lured by the promises of rich farmland, and unlimited opportunities, so he bade his family good-bye and set sail for Canada. He arrived in Sturgis in April 1928. The first summer he worked as a farm hand, going north for the winter to Island Falls, cutting power poles for the Island Falls Power Company. In order to earn money for a down payment on a homestead, he worked a season for the CNR on the Churchill rail line. Exchanging work for the use of horses and machinery, he put in his crop. He built a cabin and had a place to call home. He married the former Helen Neufeld and they had two daughters, Marilyn Joan and Valerie Helen. Fritz and Helen sold the farm in 1965, retired and moved to Preeceville. Fritz died March 2, 1983.

JOHNSON – George Hartman was born at Knam, Bohuslan in 1899. He came to Canada in 1927 and worked on a ranch in Alberta for several years. He later came to the Waler district and made his home with his brother. He went into the trucking business, did part time work at the Usta Lumber camp and the Alaska Highway. He passed away in 1945.

JOHNSON – George Johnson, 68 of Preeceville, passed away on April 16, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. The second child of Doris and Oliver Johnson, he was born on the family farm at Usherville on February 19, 1928. He received his formal education at the Usherville School near the farm. He farmed with his parents then later took over the operation of the mixed farm about 1955. Before he married he also worked for the Timber Board, piling lumber at Reserve, and he continued to do this for one or two years after. In the 1950’s he also had worked for Johnson’s sawmill in addition to farming. On August 24, 1962 he married Gladys Collinson in Preeceville United Church. They lived on the farm. In 1967 they moved to Preeceville. He worked for the Department of Highways as a flagman until 1969 when he was injured in an accident while at work. Due to his injury, he was unable to work after that. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool and a strong supporter of the NDP. Gardening, reading, music and traveling were some of his favorite pastimes. Predeceased by two brothers, Norman and Alfred in childhood; his father, Alvar; and a daughter, Donna, he is survived by his wife, Gladys; his mother Doris in the Preeceville Hostel; a daughter, Valerie Lozinski of Yorkton; three sons, Lloyd, Norman and Dennis; a sister, Delores Wiwcharuk of Preeceville; and one grandson.

JOHNSON – Gusta (nee Hanson) Johnson was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota in 1883 to parents Jacob and Karoline Hanson. She came with her parents to the Astwood postal area in 1906. She married Andrew Johnson in Yorkton on May 14, 1907. The same fall they moved back to the States, where three of their children were born. Arthur in Finley, Minn. in 1908, Muriel in Whapeton, Minn. in 1909 and Evelyn in Richville, Minn. in 1912. The family returned to Sask. in 1915. They built a house on a farm they purchased south of Squaw Lake. Here three more sons were born Justin, Gilbert and Arnold. Gusta passed away in April 1954,

JOHNSON – Hans Johnson (also known as Hans Oya), 89 of Preeceville, died on October 5, 1995 at the Lions Hostel. Funeral held at Preeceville Lutheran Church. He was born at Hovin, county of Telemark Norway, on August 7, 1906 to Johannes and Aasne Oya. He came to the Preeceville area in the spring of 1928. Throughout his life he worked as a laborer for the Western Lumber Co., various local farmers, the Preeceville Turkey Ranch and La Pas Lumber Co. Spare time was spent gardening, fishing, pitching horseshoes and doing crossword puzzles. Predeceased by his father in 1937, his mother in 1954 and his brother, Holge in 1995, he is survived by his sister Aagot Stangeby of Norway.

JOHNSON – Hans Severin Johnson was born on July 31, 1878 at Bergen, Norway. In 1904 he immigrated to the United States, and settled near Fort Dodge, Iowa. In 1908 he married Helen Johnson Jellestad. In 1910 they moved to Canada and settled on a homestead in the Woodlight district, near Sturgis, where they resided until 1925. After that they farmed in the Tadmore and Hassan districts until they retired and bought a home in Sturgis. After a stroke on May 19th, he passed away on May 28, 1955 at the Preeceville Hospital. His wife predeceased him in 1954/ Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Left to mourn his loss, are two sons, Henry at Sturgis and Leonard at Tadmore; three daughters, Mrs. Martin of Fort William, Mrs. D. Mann of Yorkton and Freda, Supervisor at the Yorkton Hospital; 13 grandchildren and two brothers in Norway.

JOHNSON – Helen (nee Neufeld) Johnson, 73, of Preeceville, died on November 3, 1987 in Preeceville hospital. Funeral held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. She was born September 23, 1914 in Alexawdrousk, Russia. Helen Neufeld came to Canada at a young age with her parents. In 1937, she married Fritz Johnson at Sturgis. She was a homemaker most her life, but also was known for hr volunteer work, especially with the Lions Hostel. She also belonged to the Preeceville Union Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Farm Wives’ Club, and the LCW and worked as a volunteer in the Sturgis Library. Predeceased by her husband Fritz, her father, her stepfather, her mother and two sisters, she is survived by two daughters, Valerie Goodman of Selkirk, MB and Marilyn Shears of Burnaby, BC; two sisters, Mary Sylvester of Portage La Prairie and Anne Fast of Winnipeg; and four grandchildren.

JOHNSON – Helen Jean (nee Zwicker) Johnson age 70, of Preeceville, passed away November 28, 1977. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, and the daughter of Willace and Edith Zwicker. She lived with her aunt and went to work in the early 20’s. In 1933, she married Gustave Johnson. They raised five children and farmed in the Preeceville/Usherville areas for a number of years. Predeceased by her husband in 1967, a son Roy in 1970, she is survived by two sons, Albert of Regina and Allan of Calgary; two daughters, Inez Waddell of Regina and Sonya Muzyka of Esterhazy; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON – Ida (nee Lundberg) Johnson was born in 1886 in the States. Together with her husband Carl and children they came to Canada in 1910 to a homestead in the Robinson Creek area. Their children were Betsy, Alice, Emery and Walter all born in the States. Ida spun and carded wool and knit socks and mitts and often sweaters for the family and sewed most of the families clothes. She was also acted as a mid-wife in the area. Ida passed away in 1963 from a heart attack.

JOHNSON – Julius Johnson was born in Barton, ND in 1872. He married Tillie Peterson in 1898. They began farming near Barton, ND. Their three oldest children were born in the States. Julius came to Canada in 1910 and homesteaded. The following year his wife and three children joined him in the Beaver Falls area. Julius loved horses and was happy breaking colts or just being around them. He was considered to be a big farmer in those days as he farmed three quarters of his own land and rented two more during his years of farming. In 1940 the Johnson’s had an auction sale and sold all farming equipment and livestock and moved to town. They lived in town for two years but disliked town life so they moved back to the farm. Julius died in November 1946.

JOHNSON – Justin Charleton Johnson, 70 of Hinchliffe, passed away March 7, 1990 in his home. Funeral held in St. Johns Lutheran Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on October 29, 1919 in Preeceville, he was educated at Etoimamie School. He served in the armed forces and then farmed at Bowsman, MB. He later bought land at Hinchliffe and farmed there until his death. A member of the Wheat Pool, the Hinchliffe Well Committee, the Swan River Square Dance Club and Bowsman curling club, he also played a fiddle at dances in his younger years. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Augusta, his survived by three brothers, Arthur (Margaret), Arnold (Gladys, and Gilbert (Jean) and two sisters, Muriel (Ray) Scott and Evelyn McCullough.

JOHNSON – Lawrence Selmer Johnson, 82 of Endeavour, died at his home on December 2, 1992. Shortly after he was born on July 8, 1910 to Sam and Anna Johnson of Bagley, Minn., his family moved to Canada and settled in the Preeceville district. He worked on various farms during his life. In the early 1940’s he bought some land and began farming. When he sold the land, he retired to his father’s house in Endeavour. Predeceased by a sister, Laverne in 1929; his mother Anna in 1964 an his father, Sam in 1978, he is survived by two sisters, Alma Admiral of Endeavour and Dorothy Lundin of Prince George and a brother, Olaf of Endeavour.

JOHNSON – Leonard Bertin Johnson was born May 6, 1917 on the farm north of Sturgis to Hans and Helene (Gjellestad) Johnson. He received his formal education at Beaver Bank, Crystal Lake and Norway Schools. He worked for many farmers and some lumber companies before enlisting in the army in 1943. After being discharged he again worked for farmers until he married and started farming on his own. He ran a mixed farming operation until he retired to Preeceville in 1980. Even though he was farming, in the winter he still worked in bush camps for a few years. Before fully retiring he worked for Crop Insurance then Municipal Hail and continued to do so until he turned 75. Leonard enjoyed hunting and fishing along with curling and playing baseball. In later years cribbage was the game. He finally got his 29 hand after he turned 91. He served on many boards of different organizations. He married Eileen Park on November 1, 1947 in Preeceville. Later he married Kay LaFontaine on May 16, 1996 in Fort Qu’ Appelle. He was predeceased by his father Hans in 1955, his mother Helene in 1954, his son Adrian in 1973, wife Eileen in 1991, wife Kay in 1999, sisters Margaret and Sylvia; He is survived by his daughters Donna (Art) Olson, Evelyn (Barry) Lister, Vivian Petoroka, Glennis (Brian) Symchych, son Clinton (Lori) Johnson; sister Freda Johnson of Yorkton, a brother Henry (Florence) Johnson of Preeceville and grandchildren, Twyla Hort, Barbara Johnson, Dean Hamilton, Kevin Lister, Jarett, Jason & Tyler Johnson and 1 great grandson, Jesse Hort.

JOHNSON – Margaret (nee Nelson) Johnson passed away peacefully on August 15, 2010 in Saskatoon. Margaret was born in Yorkton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nelson. At the age of three months her family came to a farm 18 miles northwest of Preeceville. She married Arthur Johnson in 1941. They lived in Flin Flon for 13 years and then returned to the Etoimamie district. She had a very special bond with many people that touched her life and was always giving and thankful to everyone. Her husband Arthur in 1991 and daughter-in-law Maureen predeceased her in 2008. Many fond memories are held by her children, Alvin (Robin), Marlene (Larry), Elaine (Bill), Ken (Tanya), Faye (Vern) and Marie (Glen). She has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON – Mathew Johnson was born in 1881 in Norway and immigrated to Canada in 1909 and lived near Brownie Lake. He married Christine Hanson in 1919. They had two children, Clara and Marvin. His wife died shortly after the birth of their son in 1924. Matt did carpentry work and fur trapping, driving a dog team to check his trap line. Matt died in 1928 at the age of 47.

JOHNSON – Olaf Alfred Johnson was born September 22, 1925, on the family farm in Endeavour, SK. While working as a steelworker in Prince George, BC, he met Georgia Wolzchuk, his wife to be. They continued farming over the next 35 years, and in the late 1970’d started a green house and nursery operation. Olaf built the house which they lived in and enjoyed camping and fishing whenever possible. Olaf was a kind and loving husband and father who is survived by his wife Georgia, daughter Thea (Don); sons, Alfred (Barb), Eric (Anne) and Kim (Maureen) as well as nine grandchildren and a sister Alma. Olaf leaves us to join those family members who left before him, his parents, Anna and Sam; daughter Debra, grandsons Rylan and Matthew; sisters, Laverne and Dorothy; and a brother Lawrence. Funeral service for the late Olaf Johnson of Endeavour district, who passed away in the Kelvington Hospital, was held on October 25, 2008 Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery.

JOHNSON – Robert Johnson, 81, passed away on September 22, 1970 in the Preeceville Hospital. He was born in Lubine, Russia. He lived with his sister at Reserve, where he and his brother operated a sawmill, until his retirement to Preeceville. A sister, Anna Johnson of Preeceville and a brother in Chicago survive him.

JOHNSON – Rose Mary Johnson, 63 of Preeceville, passed away on November 26, 1988 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in Trinity United Church. Born on April 14, 1925 in Winnipeg to Bill and Helen Swain, they moved to Nelson, BC in her younger years, then moved to Stone Creek, where she met and married her first husband, Penti Rivers. They had nine children. She was remarried to Oscar Johnson in 1978 and they took up residence in Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, a son David, and two brothers, she is survived by her husband Oscar; two sons, Butch and Danny of Preeceville; six daughters, Nancy of Calgary, Cathy, Darlene and Joanne of Prince George, BC an Dandy an Tina of White Court, AB; a brother, Eddy Swain of Creston, Bc; two sisters, Lil Kemppele and Mary Wood of Houston, BC; 13 grandchildren an one great-grandchild.

JOHNSON – Sam Johnson was born in Boyd, Minn. in 1889. He married Anna Skogen in 1909 and they lived in Bagley, Minn. for a time. Here they had a son, Lawrence. In 1911 they filed on a homestead 15 miles north of Preeceville. For a few years Sam worked out, helping to build the first elevators in Preeceville. They rented land in the Corofin district. Sam an Anna had five children. They sold their homestead and moved to SE 36-6-W2. There they had some cows and horses. They make their living milking cows in summer and hauling wood to Preeceville in winter. Sam and his son Lawrence haled 6 loads of wood a week. It was hard work and very cold. Sam also went out threshing every fall. Sam passed away in December 1978.

JOHNSON – Verna Johnson was born December 23, 1922, the daughter of Samuel and Annie (Skogen) Johnson. She died on August 10, 1930 at the age of 7 years and 7 months due to pneumonia.

JOHNSON – Violet Mathilda (nee Hanson) Johnson was born October 23, 1919 on the family farm 3 ½ miles north of Ketchen, the daughter of Carl and Hilm (Ausland) Hanson. She attended Netchie Hills School. Her mother died in 1933. In 1934, Violet married Walter Johnson. Their only child, a son died in infancy in 1934. Walter was killed in an accident in 1939. Violet worked at various jobs mainly around the community. She married Elmer Johnson on November 6th and they farmed until the mid 50’s, then moved to BC. Elmer worked in sawmills and Violet cooked. They returned to Sask. in the early 60’s and both worked for Fred Dolton’s near Hudson Bay, SK They returned briefly to BC and retired to Preeceville. Violet slept away quietly on December 26, 1992. Violet had a hard-working, straightforward, matter-of –fact and independent approach to life. She always had a great deal of concern for friends and relatives and readily accepted responsibility for others. Her life may have been hard and she bore much grief, but she was proud of who she was and what she’d done. Predeceased by her parents; two husbands Walter and Elmer Johnson; an infant son; five sisters, Marie, Winnie, Myrtle Johnson, Nina Johnson and Hazel Hutzluk; two brothers, one in infancy an Elmer. She is survived by one brother, Ole of Winnipeg; 28 nieces and nephews.

JOHNSON – Walter Johnson was born in 1905, the son of Carl and Ida Johnson. He came with his family to Canada in 1910 and lived in the Robinson Creek area. In 1911 he came down with rheumatic fever and was treated in the Canora Hospital. He grew up to be a superb dancer and like his brother Emery, loved being around horses. He was killed in a freak accident on August 24, 1941 when the truck he was riding in hit a rack pulled by a tractor. A piece of 2x4 lumber crashed through the windshield and struck Walter. He died a few hours later. He was married to Violet Hanson and their only son died at birth in 1935.

JOHNSTON – Cora Mae (nee Strong) Johnston 83, of Preeceville and formerly of the Norway school district, died on November 6, 1988 in University Hospital at Saskatoon. She was born on November 12, 1905, in Listowel, Perth County, Ontario. The following spring she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strong, pioneer homesteaders in the Norway district, southeast of Preeceville. She kept house in Canora, Yorkton and Saskatoon and helped her parents on the farm. On November 29, 1933, she married Raymond Johnston at her parent’s farm, and they farmed in the same district until retiring and moving to Preeceville in 1975. She was secretary of the Norway school and local attendance officer, and their home, only half a mile from the school, was used for many school meetings, during the building of the new school in 1949. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club and the United Church Women, and was Preeceville Progress correspondent for the district for many years. Predeceased by her husband, her parents, a son Robert, a sister Ella and three brothers Adam, Edgar and William Strong, she is survived by two daughters, Shirley of Preeceville and Audrey of Norquay; a brother, Harold of Spruce Grove, AB; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

JOHNSTON – Ray Johnston was born in Windsor, Ontario on April 20, 1903. When he was seven years old his mother died and he and his two brothers, Alex age 5 and Verne age three, went to live with their grandfather and two aunts, Elizabeth and Mary, in Stratton, Ontario, where they got their education. Ray worked in bush camps and lumber mills until 1924, when he traveled to Canora and opened up a barbershop. When fall came he got a job in the harvest field, so that gave him the idea to stay in the west and be a farmer. In 1928 he purchased land. During the summer he went back to his job at Fort Frances at the lumber camp. In November 1933, Ray and Cara Strong were married and lived on Ray’s farm, ½ mile east of Norway School. They had three children, Shirley, Audrey and Robert (Bob). Ray was leader of the Norway Grain Club and his daughters were members. In 1949, the district decided to build a new school. Ray took an active part, helping the carpenters and holding meetings in his home. His wife was secretary. Ray passed away March 22, 1985.

JOHNSTON – Robert "Bob" Johnston was born in 1943. He attended Norway School. His parents were Ray and Cora Johnston. On June 10, 1962, Bob lost his life in a road accident north of Tadmore.

JOISTDAHL – John and his wife Joran came from Rjukan, Norway to Atwater, SK. They lived there for two years, while John worked on the railway. In 1907, they took a homestead in the Waler district. John worked as a carpenter at times for the going wage of $1 per day. Their daughter, Agnes was born in the log shack they had built and later a son was born, named Arthur. They finally rented another place until the family returned from the States. They found another house to move to. One day when they were away the house burned to the ground. They lost everything, the biggest loss were the items they had brought with them from Norway. The first Waler school was vacant so they moved the building to their homestead. They retired in 1951 and moved into the town of Preeceville. John passed away January 11, 1957.

JOISTDAHL – Joran Joistdahl, 91 of Edmonton and formerly of Preeceville, died on March 23, 1975. Funeral held at St. Johns Lutheran Church Preeceville. Mrs. Joistdahl (Overland) was born in 1884 at Rjukaan, Telemarken, Norway. She married John Joistdahl in 1906 and they came to Canada in 1907 and lived at Atwater, SK. In 1909 they moved to the Preeceville area where they farmed until the 1950’s, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. For nine years she lived with her daughter at Edmonton. Predeceased by her husband in 1957; she is survived by a daughter, Agnes Carlson of Edmonton; a son, Arthur of Dauphin; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

JOURNEY – Harry Journey was born in Taylor, Iowa in July 1888. His parents were Amos Noah and Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Journey. His siblings were Glenna, Galen M. RAY, Claude Dee, Ora Edna, Floyd C. and Amos Stine. He came to Canada on May 4, 1911 and first lived at Moose Jaw, later coming to the Preeceville area. Harry passed away in March 1961

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KACHMAN – John Leon Kachman, age 67 of Preeceville, passed away April 27, 2002 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Trinity United Church, with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. Born on November 8, 1935 in Hyas to William and Anne Kachman, he was educated at Hyas and Sturgis Composite High School. He had a varied work history, including cleaning annexes for Searle Elevators in Hyas, driving a school bus, road maintenance with the department of highways, and driving a truck for A&S Transport. He sold insurance with SGI, managed a Sperry New Holland dealership, and owned and operated the Preeceville Bakery from 1978 to 1994, when he retired. He was a member of the Preeceville curling club, Wildlife Federation and the Preeceville Lion’s Club. On September 10, 1960, he married Lois Slinn at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his father, he is survived by his wife, Lois; mother Anne; one son, David (Edith) of Los Angeles, CA.; one brother Don (Patricia) of Hyas; three sisters, Violet (Richard) Darlilng of Nipawin and Gloria (Gary) Bjorndahl and Eileen (Don) Radu, both of Calgary; and one grandchild.

KACHMAN – Lois (nee Slinn) Kachman was born August 30, 1940, to David Charles and Jean Merle (Raymer) Slinn in Maidstone, SK. She received her education at Preeceville School and Balfour School in Regina. On September 10, 1960 she married Johnny Leon Kachman at the Trinity Church in Preeceville. Lois worked in various fields of employment throughout her lifetime, TD Bank in Preeceville; secretary for the Preeceville Turkey Farms, SGI Insurance and before her retirement was the owner of Preeceville Bakery for 17 years. Lois spent many hours doing needlepoint; she enjoyed sewing and reading. Predeceased by her husband; her father David Slinn, she is survived by her mother, Jean Slinn; son David Todd; granddaughter Paige; brother, Dave Slinn; sister Gail Zarazun. Lois died on Jan. 9, 2008 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United church in Preeceville and interment at the Preeceville Cemetery.

KAMINSKI – Annie Kaminski, passed away on May 23, 1978 at the age of 68. Funeral service held in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis. Born at Vonda, in 1912 Annie Bodnar grew up in the area and in 1931 married Anton Kaminski at Prud’homme. In 1948, they moved to Invermay to farm and in 1970 retired and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Nick and Pete Bodnar, and a sister, Antkonia Semchyshen of Saskatoon, she is survived by her husband; six sons, Adam and John of Rama, Orest of Flin Flon, Peter of Grand Forks BC. Mike of Invermay and Tony of Preeceville; a daughter, Mary of Flin Flon; two brothers, Joe and John of Prud’homme; three sisters, Helen Beckman of Dana, Tillie Kinar of Aberdeen and Mary Bodnar o Brussels, Belgium; and 30 grandchildren.

KAMINSKI – Anton Kaminski 90, of Invermay and formerly of Preeceville, passed away September 19, 1997 at the Invermay Gateway Lodge. Funeral held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis. He was born November 5, 1906 in Serdegio, Lithuania. He later immigrated to Canada and began farming near Prud’homme in 1927. He married Annie Bodnar on July 13, 1931 and also worked at the school, on the railroad and at Rawleighs. They moved to Invermay in 1948 and continued farming until 1971. Annie died in 1978, after they had retired to Preeceville. He married Johanna Felix of Bruno in June 1982. Predeceased by his first wife; a son Peter in 1990; and two grandsons, he is survived by his wife Johanna; five sons, John, Adam, Mike, Orest and Tony; one daughter Mary (Walter) of Brandon; 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

KARCHA – Paul Karcha, age 64 of Buchanan and formerly of Preeceville district, died on March 18, 1994 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Faith Lutheran Church in Buchanan. Born to Harry and Dora Karcha in Lady Lake, he was educated at Sunny Brae School, near Lady Lake and at Sturgis High School. He worked at a logging camp in Burns Lake, BC, but after sustaining a serious injury, he enrolled in a business course at Vancouver Vocational Institute. He began working with the CNR, being in charge of the supply store in Gillam. He was later transferred to the CNR office in Dauphin. He purchased a grocery store in Lady Lake and soon afterwards, he became a sales representative for Western Grocers of Yorkton. Because travel became difficult because of his health, he purchased the Buchanan Lucky Dollar Store. He married Rose Prybylski on September 16, 1978. He semi-retired in 1984 but continued to manage the Whitesand Regional Park until 1988, when he officially retired. He was a member of the Lions club and the Whitesand golf club. He coached minor baseball in Buchanan. Predeceased by his parents, a sister Leotina in infancy, a brother Johnny in infancy and a step-grandson Kevin Ollenberg, he is survived by his wife, Rose; a son Guy (Sara) of Middleton, NS; three daughters, Valerie of Port Coquitlam, Debbie (Lorne) Olynyk of Buchanan and Dawn (Jeff) Smith of Beaumont; two stepdaughters, Natalie Bylsma of Theodore and Hope (Dean) Ollenberg of Wolseley; a stepson Emil (Marilyn) Lazurko of Theodore; four brothers, George (Lena) of Preeceville, Gordon (Mary) of Lady Lake, John (Pearl) of Lady Lake and Matt (Bernice) of Yorkton; four sisters, Irene Gogol of Hudson Bay, Ann Bilokrely of Prince George, Tena Romanchuk of Endeavour and Mary Hertes of Moose Jaw; nine grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

KARDYNAL – Pauline (nee Stasiuk) Kardynal, 73, of Preeceville, passed away September 25, 1985 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the United Church. Polly was born February 14, 1912 in Arran, SK, to Fred and Sophie Stasiuk. She received her education at Arran. Following her schooling she worked for the Feeley farm near Preeceville, doing a variety of work on the farm. While working there she met Steve Kardynal, who was also working on the Feeley farm. They were married November 27, 1930 north of Stenen at his parent’s home. They came to live and farm on what was to become the Feeley/Kardynal farm. They lived there until 1960, then moved to their own farm four miles south of Preeceville. She was a member of the Progressive Homemakers Organization and a member of other women’s organizations. She had a special love for gardening and baking, and welcomed all that came to her home. Five years ago, Polly became seriously ill and lived courageously and confidently with a battle against cancer. She was a patient at the hospital for the past 15 months. Predeceased by her parents, brothers, John and Bill and sister Emily Swan, she is survived by her husband Steve; a son Doug; three daughters, Rose Galbraith and Jane Wellenstein of Seattle and Marion Milette of Preeceville; two brothers, Steve of Preeceville an Metro of Arran; three sisters, Nellie Bugera of Kamloops, Mary Shabbits of Canora and Minnie Kawalski of Dauphin; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

KARDYNAL – Steve Kardynal, 83 of Preeceville, passed away May 2, 1992 in Saskatoon City Hospital. He was born December 1, 1908 in Muchawka, Ukraine. He came to Canada with his family and was educated at Ormside School. He was a farm laborer and was in partnership with Myron Feeley for approximately 25 years. On November 27, 1930 he married Pauline Stasiuk. Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Anna; his wife; four brothers, John, Harry, Tony and Bill; and a sister, Mary Puckall, he is survived by a son, Doug; three daughters, Rose Galbraith, Marion Milette and Jane Wellenstein; a sister Della Puckall; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

KEENAN – Elijah Keenan was born in 1861 in Minnesota, USA, and the son of John and Mary Keenan. He worked as a farm laborer before coming to Canada in 1902 and homesteading south of Preeceville. He was known to his neighbour’s as ‘Lige’ and lived in a small home covered with black tar paper, which was a land mark for travelers, as it could be seen for quite a distance. He was a bachelor, and became quite deaf and was unable to read or write. His neighbor, Cora Johnston kept him supplied with baked bread, butter and eggs. About the fall of 1945, he became ill and went to live in the Salvation Army Home for men in North Battleford. He died in March 1947, and his body was brought back for burial in the Preeceville Cemetery.

KING – Amy Geraldine King passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Care Home on February 24, 2011. She was born in Wadena on December 29, 1921 to Anton and Agnes Pederson of Hazel Dell. They lived on a farm ½ mile south of Hazel Dell. On November 12, 1943, she married Gordon King and settled on a farm 5 miles east of Hazel Dell. In 1956, they moved to where her parents had a homestead. Their house was relocated into the same yard as her parents. In July 1966 they sold the farm and moved to Preeceville. Amy worked a short time at the bakery and then at the Lions Hostel for 20 years until her retirement in Dec. 1986. Her husband; two infant children and her parents predeceased her. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Pat Gulka; her son Allen, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

KING – Gordon Harry King, 83 of Preeceville, passed away August 1, 2000. Born July 2, 1917 in Pontiex, SK, he attended Elmwood School in Swift Current, while living with his grandparents, and later lived with his father and stepmother in Val Marie. He moved with the family to the Hazel Dell-Ketchen district in 1931 and on November 12, 1943, he married Amy Pederson at the United Church manse in Preeceville. They farmed until moving to Preeceville in 1966 and he worked at the creamery for two years and later as a maintenance man at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. A member of the Preeceville wildlife, he worked with the Lions Club when needed. Predeceased by his parents, Stanley Edward King and Margaret Ellen Gunn, and his stepmother, Molly King, he is survived by his wife Amy; a son Allen of Kamloops; a daughter Patricia Gulka; a brother Alfred and two sisters, Lily Mower and Betty Eyolfson, both of Quesnel; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KIOWSKI – Mary (nee Owchar) Kiowski 86 of Preeceville, passed away November 12, 1998. She was born December 22, 1911 in the Hazel Dell district. She was educated at Orange Vale school. She married William Kiowski on October 18, 1931, becoming a farm wife. She was also a housekeeper for Dr. Forshner, cook at a restaurant and cook at the Hospital until her retirement. Predeceased by her father in 1963, her mother in 1972, her husband in 1982, two infant sons, Orest in 1937 and Victor in 1940, one brother and three sisters. She is survived by a son Mike and three daughters, Lucy, Elsie and Olga; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

KIOWSKI – William Kiowski was born in 1911. He married Mary Owchar in 1931. They farmed in the Lady Lake area until they moved to Preeceville in 1947, where he was a building contractor. William passed away in February 1982

KISH – Hermina (Minnie) Kish, 86 of the Canora Gateway Lodge and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on January 12, 2006 at the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held at St. Patrick RC Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. She was born on May 7, 1919 in Lestock to Ellis an Julia Mihalicz. She attended school in Rockford. Early in life, she worked as a domestic helper for several farmers in the Rockford area. She married John Kish on October 28, 1941, at St. Leo’s RC Church in Rockford. She belonged to the Sturgis branch of the Catholic Women’s League. Predeceased by her husband John, her parents, a sister, Elizabeth and two brothers, Ellis and Joseph, she is survived by a son, Ron (Sharon) of Calgary; three daughters, Sylvia (Bob Lee) Kish of Regina, Carol (Ed) Okrainetz of Swan River and Maureen (Mike) Strocen of Canora; two brothers, Albert and Robert, both of Regina; a sister, Margaret Bozik of Regina; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

KISH – John Kish was born January 1, 1893 in Hungary and worked as a motor mechanic in his adult life. He married Mary Molitoris in 1912. John immigrated to Lamont, AB in the spring of 1926 to work for a farmer. His wife Mary and their 10-year-old son John followed in the fall. They moved to Kipling, SK and purchased land and farmed until the drought of 1931. In 1932 they moved to Rockford area and the following year to the Beaver Falls district where they rented land. In 1938 they purchased on quarter section and farmed until 1949, when John Sr. was accidentally killed.

KISH – John Jr. Kish was born in 1917 in Hungary to parents John Sr. and Mary Kish. He came to Canada with his mother in September 1926. He married Hermina (Minnie) Mihalicz in Oct. 1941. They moved to Flin Flon, where John was employed by the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Two daughters, Sylvia and Carol were born in Flin Flon. In 1947 they moved to Sherridon, MN, where he was employed by Sherritt Gordon Mines. He also owned a taxi company. In 1949 upon the accidental death of his father he moved back and took over the farming operation. Two more children were born, a son Ronald and a daughter Maureen. In 1976 John and Minnie sold their farm and retired to Preeceville. John passed away 1983.

KISH – Mary (nee Molitoris) Kish was born October 15, 1896 in Hungary. She married John Kish in 1912. Two children were born – a daughter Mary in 1914 and a son John in 1916. Mary died at the age of three in the 1917-18 flu epidemic. She came to Canada with her ten-year-old son to join her husband who had come a few months earlier. After her husband died in 1949, she lived in Preeceville until she married Joe Wilgosh. After his death and with the onset of poor health she returned to the farm to live with her son John and his family until her death in 1962

KLEMCHUK – Katrina "Katie" (nee Barilla) Klemchuk, 94 of Preeceville passed away January 18, 2001. Born April 29, 1906 in Torki, District of Sokal, Ukraine, she attended very little schooling and was responsible for looking after brothers and sisters. She later immigrated to Canada and married Nickola Klemchuk on October 26, 1929, in Stenen. They farmed in the Goldbank district and in 1935 moved to a farm north of Sturgis, where they farmed until moving to Preeceville in 1977. She became a resident of the Lions Hostel in 1997. Predeceased by her parents, Hritz and Pawlina (Demchuk) Barilla, her husband; and two sons Wasyl and Peter, she is survived by a son, James; two daughters, Peal and Pauline; two sisters, Maria and Tekla, both of the Ukraine; nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

KLEMCHUK – Nick "Nukola" Klemchuk, age 92 of Preeceville, passed away November 3, 1995 in Preeceville Hospital. He was born on December 19, 1903, in the village of Beshiev in Western Ukraine, to Peter and Julia (Michaelczuk) Klemchuk. In 1912, at the age of eight, he immigrated to Canada with his parents and two sisters, Katie and Pearl. They first settled in Winnipeg. A few months later, they came to Sask. where they spent the winter months with friends at Tadmore. With the arrival of spring, they found a homestead north of Stenen in the Goldbank area. He went to Goldbank School for a brief time. From the age of nine, he stayed at home and helped with the farm chores. In the early 1920’s he learned to trap and later earned enough to purchase a farm northeast of Sturgis. On October 26, 1929, he married Kasya Barilla in Canora. They resided on his father’s homestead with his parents until 1935. They all moved later that year to their farm northeast of Sturgis, where they farmed until 1977, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. His interests were hunting, fishing, trapping and telling stories about his outdoor adventures. Predeceased by his parents; two infant sons, Wasyl and Peter; an infant brother and two sisters, Katie Tuz and Pearl Bymak, he is survived by his wife Katie; a son, James (Fay) of Sturgis; two daughters, Pearl (Joe) of Yorkton and Pauline (Amund) of Nipawin; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

KORCHYNOS – Bill "Wasyl" Korchynos, 65 of Preeceville, passed away June 28, 1975. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Church at Preeceville. The son of Jacob Korchynos and Dora Sydor, he was born in the Hryhoriw parish, southwest of Preeceville. He married Helen Serhan in 1933. He farmed in the vicinity of his birthplace for more than 40 years. In 1973, Helen and Bill, in preparation for retirement, moved to Preeceville. Only one week ago, the retirement, which he had anticipated, became more of a reality when he disposed of his farm machinery. Predeceased by his mother when he was nine years old, an infant son, Nestor, his father in 1943 and a younger brother, John of Toronto, in 1965, he is survived by his wife, a sister, Mary Duran of Regina; a brother, Sam of Preeceville; two sons, Peter and Walter; four granddaughters, Sharon of Preeceville and Debora, Suzette and Beverly of Pelly.

KORCHYNOS – Helen (nee Serhan) Korchynos age 86 of Preeceville, passed away January 7, 2003 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on March 13, 1916 in the Preeceville area to Maxim and Lena Serhan, she was educated at Preeceville area schools. She married Bill Serhan on June 10, 1933, in Preeceville. They farmed in the Preeceville and Buchanan areas. Predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1975, three sons, Peter in 1977, Walter in 2002 and Nestor in infancy, her parents, one sister, Stella Stefanyshyn, and four brothers, Walter, Mike, Peter and Rudy, she is survived by two sisters, Sylvia Rehaluk of Preeceville and Marie Gamracy of Yorkton; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

KORCHYNOS – Peter Korchynos was born in 1934. He married Sena Petrowsky June 4, 1955. They farmed for 21 years – five miles south and one mile west of Preeceville. In the spring of ’76 Peter took ill. He leased out his land and moved to town in September 1977. Peter passed away on November 7, 1977.

KORCHYNOS – Sam Korchynos, 72 of Preeceville, died on February 15, 1985 in the Regina General Hospital. Born September 21, 1912 in the Hryhoriw district, he was the son of Jacob and Doris (Sidor) Korchinos. He attended school in the Hryhoriw area and also farmed there. On October 24, 1944, he married Pauline Chorney and the couple moved to Toronto for a short period. They returned to the farm, where they lived until their retirement to Preeceville in September 1976. Korchynos spent many years as church elder and secretary at Hryhoriw and continued as elder at Preeceville. In May 1984, he became ill and spent most of his remaining lifetime in hospital. Predeceased by his mother in 1917, his father in 1943, two brothers, John in 1965 and Bill in 1975, a sister, Mary Duran, he is survived by his wife; a son, John of Edmonton; two daughters, Mary Dunetz of Winnipeg and Stella (Roy) Crozier of Regina; and seven grandchildren.

KORCHYNOS – Sena (nee Petrowsky) Korchynos was born in 1936 to parents Mike and Mary Petrowsky. She married Peter Korchynos June 4, 1955. They had one daughter, Sharon. After farming for many years they moved to town in Sept 1977. Her husband died in November 1977 and Sena remarried in October 1981 to Eugene Panasiewich and resided in Preeceville.

KORTMLYER – Raymon Kortmlyer was born in Iowa in 1862. He farmed in Iowa and then moved and continued to farm at Burke, South Dakota. They had three children, George, Alvena and Fred. In 1912, Raymon, his wife Katherine and son Fred, came to Canada. Their son George had arrived in Canada a year earlier, and in June 1912, Raymon and George, filed on homesteads in the Rockford area. Raymon passed away in 1935.

KOSHELUK – Dora (nee Prystay) Kosheluk, 80 of Preeceville, passed away on January 19, 1977 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on March 28, 1897 in the village of Hryhoriw, Western Ukraine, to parents Harry and Tekla (nee Kashuba) Prystay. Dora Prystay came to Canada at the age of six in 1903 with her parents, who settled in the Olesha district. She married Wasyl Kosheluk in 1916 and they farmed in the Hryhoriw district, later moving into the Preeceville area. In 1929, the family moved to another quarter of land and lived in the Monastyr School district. Predeceased by her husband in July 1976, two daughters, Tena in 1924 and Mrs. Mark Lanski in 1960, and three brothers, Carl and Bill of Preeceville and Harold of Yorkton, she is survived by two sons, John and Mike of Preeceville; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Glowatsky of Saskatoon, Tillie Senyk of Flin Flon and Julia Yacyshyn of Buchanan; three sisters, Julia Shuya of Saskatoon, May Chorney of Yorkton and Pearl Homeniuk of Hamilton; five brothers, Paul of Buchanan, Joe of Winnipeg, Mike of London, ON, and George and Sam of Surrey, BC; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

KOSHELUK – John Kosheluk, 85 of Preeceville died on February 22, 2004. Funeral held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on September 15, 1918 on the family farm in the Preeceville district to Wasyl and Dora Kosheluk, he attended Checkow and Monstyr schools. He worked on the family farm and, at times for other farmers, until 1942 when the Canadian Army recruited him. He served in Canada. His main job was cutting hair. He was discharged in 1946 and in July of 1947, he married Mary Stefanyshyn. They lived with his parents until later that fall when they moved to Red Lake, ON, where he was employed at a mine. They returned to Preeceville in 1951 and purchased land southwest of Preeceville. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool, Preeceville Co-op, Olesha church and the Ukrainian Catholic Church. In later years, he rented out his land and was having a house built in Preeceville when his wife died. He moved to Preeceville alone. In 1997, he became a resident of the Preeceville Care Home. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Mary; a grandson Mark Viklund and two sisters, Mary Lanski and Tena, he is survived by three sons, Lorne, Mike and Terry; and four daughters, Lucy Soderlund, Shirley Boran, Roseileen Nielson and Theresa Viklund; a brother Mike; three sisters, Lena Glowatshi, Tellie Senyk and Julia Yacyshyn, 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

KOSHELUK – Mary (nee Stefanyshyn) Kosheluk, 64, of Preeceville, passed away April 8, 1988 in her home at the farm. Funeral held in Olesha Ukrainian Catholic Church in the Buchanan district and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on May 10, 1923 in Hryhoriw district near Preeceville, she was educated at Hryhoriw country school. Mary lived with her mother on her parent’s farm until her marriage to John Kosheluk on July 12, 1947, at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama. They then lived with his parents on their farm until the late fall of 1947, when they moved to Red Lake, ON. They lived there for five years, where their first three children were born. Upon returning, they bought a farm southwest of Preeceville and four more children were born. Strong in her faith, always prayerful, she made the decision of personal salvation in November 1981. Predeceased by her father, Mykyta Stefanyshyn in 1936, her mother, Warwara in 1960, four brothers, Mike, Pete, Harry and Walter, and a sister, Lorna, she is survived by her husband, John; three sons, Lorne and Mike (Valerie) of Endeavour and Terry (Beverly) of Preeceville; four daughters, Lucy Soderlund of Sturgis, Shirley (Geofry) Boran of Prince Albert, Roseileen (Brian) Nielson of Yorkton and Theresa (David) Viklund of Shellbrook, SK; three brothers, Fred of Dauphin, Paul of Wadena and Steve of Preeceville; six sisters, Stella Stachiw and Lena Pidherny of Preeceville, Pauline Rudnitski of Buchanan, Olga Berezowski and Sylvia Roznowski of Prince Albert and Lucy (Alex) Zazula of Wadena; and 22 grandchildren.

KOSHELUK – Wasyl Kosheluk passed away on July 17, 1976 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born in Hryhoriw, Ukraine on June 17, 1894, he came to Canada in 1912 with his parents. In 1916 he married Dora Prystay and they farmed in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by two daughters, Tillie in 1924 and Mary in 1960, he is survived by his wife; two sons, John of Buchanan and Mike of Preeceville; three sisters, Lena Glowatski of Saskatoon, Tillie Senyk of Flin Flon and Julia Yacyshyn of Buchanan; 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

KOWALYK – George Kowalyk, age 65 of Preeceville, passed away March 23, 1978. He was born in the Drobot district, south of Buchanan, to Pete Kowalyk and Zadie Dudka. He started working for the CN as section man in 1944 and was employed at Reserve, Usherville, Hazel Dell and Preeceville, retiring in 1977. George and his wife, the former Mary Sawka, resided at Hazel Dell from 1950 until 1971, when they moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by four brothers, Bill, Metro, Steve and John and a sister, Katherine Wesylowich, he is survived by his wife; tow sons, Ronald and Walter of Preeceville; two granddaughters, three stepsons, William Hanchar of Qualicum Beach, BC. Russell Hanchar of Gibson, BC and Joe Hanchar of Calgary; two step daughters, Lillian Collins of Calgary and Sonia Stefanyshyn of Lintlaw; nine grandchildren and a brother, Mike Kowalyk of Springside.

KOWALYK – Mary Kowalyk, 82 of Preeceville, passed away April 6, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. The daughter of Bill and Nettie Sawka, she was born on December 14, 1913 in the Hazel Dell district. Mary and her husband, George lived in Hazel Dell from 1950 to 1971, when they moved to Preeceville. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking and raising her family. Predeceased by her parents; her husband George in 1978; three brothers, Fred, Roy and Steve; and one grandchild, she is survived by five sons, William, Russell, Joe, Ronald and Walter; two daughters Lillian Collins and Sonia Stefanyshyn; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

KOZMINSKI – Kathleen (nee Growatsky) Kozminski, 77 of Preeceville, died on July 27, 1987, at the University hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born August 20, 1909 in the Olesha district, she was educated at Norway School. On May 31, 1931, she married Walter Kozminski in Chechow Ukrainian Catholic Church. The couple farmed in the Preeceville district until 1961 and retired to Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Pauline in infancy, a son Victor in 1951 and a brother, Pete Growatsky of Edmonton, she is survived by her husband, Walter; three sons, Bill, Orest and Jim, all of Preeceville; a daughter, Lucy Waywood of Saskatoon; five sisters, Mary Tulik of Canora, Nellie Yacyshyn of Preeceville, Helen Maksymiw of Winnipeg, Lena Hycha of Yorkton and Doris Shalansky of Yorkton; and five grandchildren.

KOZMINSKI – Walter Kozminski, 84, of Preeceville, died on December 12, 1991 in Preeceville hospital. Born on February 10, 1907 in the Hryhoriw district, he was the son of Martha and Tom Kozminski. During his younger years he helped his father on the farm. In 1931, he married Kathleen Glowatsky. They continued farming and he also did custom threshing for neighbours. In 1961, they moved to Preeceville, but continued to help their sons with farming for a few more years. In October of 1988 he entered Preeceville Hospital, where he remained for the past three years. Predeceased by his mother in 1910; his father in 1948; an infant daughter, Pauline; a son Victor in 1952; his wife in 1987; a brother, Mike, a stepmother Josephine, and three half-brothers, Frank, Jack and Peter, he is survived by three sons, Bill (Olga) of Preeceville, Orest (Mary) of Preeceville and Jim of Preeceville; a daughter, Lucy of Saskatoon; a sister, Mary Banadyga of Preeceville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

KRAWEC – Mary Krawec, 76 of Preeceville, died on September 3, 1971. The funeral was held in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at Preeceville. Mary Gulka was born in the Ukraine and came to Canada with her parents in 1905. She married Wasyl Krawec at Yorkton in 1911. They moved to the Preeceville district in 1938. Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, Jack, Walter and Steve all of Toronto, Jerry of Victoria and Mike of Preeceville; three daughters, Kaysie Roy of Chilliwack, Anne Swales of Victoria and Mrs. Terry Oger of Orillia, On.

KRAWEC – Mike Krawec, 80 of Preeceville died on May 24, 2002 in Preeceville Hospital. He was born on October 21, 1921 in Preeceville to Wasyl and Mary (Gulka) Krawec. He worked around Preeceville as a carpenter, labourer and farm helper. Predeceased by his parents his is survived by two brothers, Jerry of BC and Steve of ON, and one sister, Terry Ager of ON.

KRAWEC – Wasyl Krawec, 98 of Preeceville, died in the Preeceville Hospital after a long illness in June 1974. He was born in the village of Shweykiw, district of Pidhayci in Ukraine. He came to Canada in 1908 and bought a homestead in the Preeceville district. In 1911, he married Mary Gulka. In 1914 he went to Montreal and worked in factories and then returned to Preeceville. He worked on the railway and at various jobs before farming south of Preeceville and later moving to town. Predeceased by a daughter, Stella, in 1930 and his wife in 1971, he is survived by five sons, John, Steve and Walter of Toronto, Jerry of Victoria and Mike of Preeceville; three daughters, Kaisie of Chilliwack, Terry of Orillia, ON. and Anne of Victoria.

KRUTZ – William Theodore Krutz, 75 of Endeavour, passed away on May 12, 1997 at the Preeceville Hospital. Burial was in the Preeceville Lutheran Cemetery. Born on September 15, 1921 in Endeavour, he attended Midland School and farmed with his family. During the winters, he worked in sawmills, until 1950 when he began working for United Grain Growers in Lady Lake as an elevator assistant. In 1957 he began working as a section man for the CNR in Man and Sask. He retired in 1984 to Endeavour. Predeceased by his parents, Michalena in 1987 and Nick in 1988, he is survived by three brothers, Steve, John and Mike and one sister, Mary Balysky of Norquay.

KUDEBA – Pearl (nee Hydamaka) Kudeba was born June 27, 1932 on the family farm north of Sturgis to Onufry and Mary Hydamaka. She was the youngest of 13 children. Pearl grew up on the family farm and attended Woodlight School. She had to leave school to help at home when hr mother became ill. Pearl married Steve Kudeba May 27, 1951 at Grace United Church in Sturgis. They had one son Mickey. In 1952 the family moved to Wateno, AB where Steve worked in the mill as a mill right. In 1958 they moved to Whitecourt and to Reserve, SK in 1966. In 1969 they started the Laundromat in Preeceville in partnership with Joe Myden. In 1971 they took over the business themselves, built a home, and moved to Preeceville. She was an active member of Trinity United Church, long time member of UCW, and one of the founding members of the Perogie Grannies. Pearl passed away September 4, 2010. She is predeceased by her husband; parents, Onufry and Mary Hydamaka; sisters, Julia, Annie and Nellie; brothers, twins in infancy, Bill Jack, Mike, Metro, Peter, Paul and Dan. Pearl is survived by her son Mickey (Dianne) and grandsons, Kelly, Warren and three great granddaughters, Maike, Aubrey and Darcy.

KUDEBA – Steve Kudeba of Preeceville, passed away on September 7, 1998 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity united Church in Preeceville. Born on May 11, 1919 in Usherville, he was educated at Goldbank School. At an early age he worked for farmers in the area before moving to Sudbury to work at the nickel mine. Upon returning to Sask. he worked for The Pas Lumber Co. during the winter months and at Semeniuk’s Garage in Endeavour during the summer. He married Pearl Hydamaka on May 27, 1951 at the Sturgis United Church. In 1952, he moved the family to Watino, AB where he worked for Parks Lumber Co. In 1958, they moved to Whitecourt, AB where he was employed as a millwright at Miller Western Lumber. In 1966, they moved to Reserve where he was employed by the Sask. Timber Board, also as a millwright. In 1971, they moved to Preeceville where they purchased the Laundromat, which the couple operated until his passing. Predeceased by his father Metro in 1918, his mother Sarah Rurak in 1981, his stepfather Peter Rurak in 1937, two brothers, Alex and Mike. He is survived by a son Mickey of Preeceville

KUZMINSKI – Jack Kuzminski, 74 of Preeceville, died on June 30, 1985, in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on Oct 23, 1910 at Preeceville, he was educated at the Hryhoriw School. He farmed until 1946 when he moved to Preeceville and started a furniture store with his twin brother, Frank. They were in business until 1957. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement in 1978. He and Mary Prestie had been married in the Checkow Church in 1943. Predeceased by his parents and two brothers, he is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Ben of Preeceville; a daughter, Sonia Zaharia of Preeceville; a stepbrother, Walter of Preeceville; a stepsister, Mary Banadyga of Preeceville; and five grandchildren.

KUZMINSKI – Mary Kuzminski was born Mary Prestie on July 28, 1923 on the family farm to Mike Prestie and Francis Derin. Mary had a short stay at the Preeceville Long term care of two months before she passed away on January 12, 2013. She was the eldest of seven children. She worked hard as a young girl, as all her siblings did. She was left in charge, as her parents would be away working land away from home. Milking cows, cooking, caring for younger brothers and sisters at a young age instilled a strong work ethic in her. She received her education at Chechow School. Finishing school, she worked for Pete Zarazun for a year, then worked for Maurice Gelmon. She married Jack Kuzminski on June 19, 1943 in the Checkow church. Son Benjamin was born May 1944 and daughter, Sonnia in 1946, both of whom reside in Preeceville. In 1957, Mary started working at the Preeceville Hospital as a cook and did so for many years. She then went to housekeeping where she remained until she retired after 31 years at the hospital. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Jack; parents, Mike and Francis Prestie; siblings, Harry, Philip, Billie and Hazel McConnell; she is survived by her brother, Steve and sister, Stella Gulka; son, Benjamin and daughter Sonnia Zaharia; grandchildren, Teri Klutz, Keith (Jerri) Kuzminski of Buchanan, Kenny Kuzminski of Jasper, Quentin (Kim) Zaharia of Crossfield, AB and Kim Zaharia of Medicine Hat; four great grandchildren, Kortni, Harrison, Maisie and Declan. Funeral service held from the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home.

KVEMSHAGEN – Ester Mathilda Kvemshagen was born in 1896, the daughter of Albert and Karine Kvern. Ester was one of thirteen children. Her siblings were Helga, Tom, Olava, Hans, Alfred, Edvin, Arthur, Bella, Willie, Cora, Otto and Rueben. On December 18, 1923 Ester married Olaf Kvemshagen and they moved to a homestead north of Preeceville until 1927 and then moved back to the homestead Olaf originally had with his brother, southeast of Preeceville. They had two children, Allan Kenneth and Edgar Leslie. In the mid 40’s, Esther was diagnosed with cancer and on August 31, 1955 she passed away.

KVEMSHAGEN – Olaf Kvemshagen 89 of Preeceville, passed away on April 21, 1986. He was born on October 2, 1896, at Gonvick, Minn. His childhood was spent with his brother and four sisters on his parent’s farm north of Gonvick. In 1920 Olaf and his brother Andrew moved to the Preeceville district where he took up farming. On December 18, 1923, he married Esther Kvern and they continued to farm until she died in 1955. He then rented his farm and moved into Preeceville. On March 29, 1975, he married Dorothy Soderlund and they shared six years together before she died in 1981. One of the joys of his life was serving his community. He served on the church council, rural school board and the Sask. Wheat Pool board. One of his favorite activities was singing in the church choir and attending and speaking at conventions. He was always ready to share his faith. Predeceased by his parents, his brother and four sisters, infant twin sons, his wife Esther and his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his two sons, Allan and stepson Jerry Soderlund; four stepdaughters, Delores, Adella, Marie and Carol; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KVERN – Albert Hanson Kvern was born in Sjolli Kvern, Norway and came to the States with his family when he was nineteen years old. There were so many with the name of Hanson in Minnesota so he changed his name adding Kvern. A brother of Albert changed his last name to Sjolli. He married Karine in 1884 and moved to North Dakota for several years where they farmed. Albert, his wife and ten children then moved to Canada and took up a homestead south of Preeceville. Three more children were born in Canada. Albert was the first reeve of the RM of Preeceville in 1913. Albert passed away September 14, 1929 at the age of 70.

KVERN – Edvin Kvern was the son of Albert and Karine Kvern. He married Margaret Glassford in 1928 and they farmed in the Waler School district for many years. Ed served in both World War 1 and 11. He passed away March 20, 1971 at the age of 76.

KVERN – Henry Arthur Kvern, 73, of Preeceville, passed away at his home on August 14, 1971. Funeral service held in St. John Lutheran Church. He was born in Lamoor County near Litchville, N.D., and came to Canada in 1903 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Kvern. They settled in an area known as White Hawk, NWT He received his education at Waler School and was confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran Church in 1913. He married Lucy Lippoway at Yorkton in 1926 and they farmed southeast of Preeceville until 1935, when they moved to town. Mr. Kvern then worked at various occupations, as a farm laborer, a miner at Sheep Creek, BC, a dairyman at Flin Flon as a laborer in the forests at Reserve and Quesnel, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, five sisters, Helga, Olava, Esther, Bella and Cora; three brothers, Hans, Otto and Edwin. He is survived by a daughter, Elaine (Dalton) Wilson of Edmonton; a son, Colin of Calgary; eight granddaughters, Kelly, Lee, Jody, Bobbi and Dani Kvern of Calgary and Cheryl, Jackie and Kim Wilson of Edmonton; two grandsons, Gregory and Donald Wilson of Edmonton; four brothers, Tom of Brooklyn, NY, Alfred of Winnipeg, Willie of Flin Flon and Ruebin of Maple Ridge, BC

KVERN – Myrtle Cornelia (nee Homstol) Kvern, 90 of Flin Flon and formerly of Preeceville, passed away March 16, 2000. Born on August 19, 1909, in Norway School district, she moved to Preeceville in 1914 and attended school there. In 1928 she attended a business course and afterwards worked for International Harvester in Yorkton for 10 years. She married Bill Kvern in 1939 and they moved to Flin Flon. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church in Flin Flon and became a resident of Northern Lights Manor for seniors in 1996. Predeceased by her husband, Bill; her parents, Nels and Elene Homstol, a sister Ruth and a grandson, she is survived by two sons, Norman and Kenneth; a brother, Norman of Preeceville; a sister Esther Paul of Preeceville and three grandchildren.

KVERN – Willie ‘Bill’ Kvern was born in 1902, the son of Albert and Karine Kvern. He was raised on a farm south of Preeceville. He married Myrtle Kvern in 1939 and they lived in Flin Flon, MN, where Willie worked for a mining company. They had two sons, Kenneth and Norman. Willie passed away in 1981.

KWAN – Joe Kwan, 85 of Preeceville, passed away on June 5, 1982 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Home. He was born on July 25, 1897 in China. Upon coming to Canada, he operated cafes at Vancouver, Canora, Medicine Hat, Arran, Stenen and in Preeceville, until his retirement. A son in China survives him.

KWASNICIA – Mary Kwasnicia, 63 of Preeceville, passed away on November 21, 1983 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on February 20, 1920 in the Preeceville district, she was the daughter of Steve and Dora Kwasnicia. She was educated at Chechow School and was employed briefly at Saskatoon and Flin Flon and then returned to Preeceville to look after her aged mother. While at Preeceville, she was employed by Dr. Fainstein, then at the Golden West Hotel until she took ill. Predeceased by her father in 1943; her mother in 1967 and a brother, Mike in 1977; she is survived by a daughter, Lorraine of Maple Ridge; four sisters, Myrtle Boyko of Red Lake, Pauline Chopty and Anne Yacyshyn of Preeceville and Stella Taylor of Hartford, Conn.; two brothers, Philip of Saskatoon and Sam of Preeceville.

KWASNICIA – Sam Kwasnicia passed away on July 15, 2007 at the Preeceville Hospital. He was born on August 19, 1925 in Preeceville. He was a mixed farmer most of his life and enjoyed sports, reading and watching the news. Sam was a member of the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Parish. He is survived by his wife, Josie; children, Peggy, Ron, Lynda and Lorri and grandchildren, Lindsay, Jesse, Zachary, Matthew, Jason and Taylor; sisters, Annie and Pauline. He was predeceased by his mother Doris; his father Steve; brothers Mike and Philip and sister’s Myrtle, Stella and Mary.

KWASNY – Mary Emily Kwasny, 76, of Preeceville passed away November 29, 1993 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in St. Patrick’s RC Church in Sturgis. She was born June 6, 1917 in the Rama district, the daughter of Frank and Michalina Matsalla. She was the fifth child of eight children and attended Walnut School, southeast of Rama. On October 23, 1939 she married Paul Kwasny. They farmed south of Okla until 1990 when they bought a house in Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Jean, a sister, Josephine and a brother, Marion, she is survived by her husband Paul; 10 children, Wilfred (Arlene) of Hinton, AB, Lorne (Donna) of Invermay, Clifford (Sandy) of Hinton, Paul (Steffie) of Edson, AB, Henry (Lois) of Okla, Rosie (Emil) Happy of Regina, Mary (Paul) Kashuba of Yorkton, Stefania (Raymond) Stefanyshyn of Preeceville. Mildred Prestie of Preeceville and Verna (Brian) Murray of Okla; two brothers, Joe and Pete Matsalla of Rama; three sisters, Bernice Strembicki of Hinton, AB, Katy Kinal of Saskatoon and Sophie Konjolka of Hinton; 42 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren

KWASNY – Paul Kwasny, age 87 of Kamsack Nursing home and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on November 10, 2002 in Kamsack Hospital. Born on April 15, 1915 in Rama to Bill and Pauline (nee Galandy), he was educated at Walnut School. He farmed with his parents until 1939, when he married Mary Matsalla on October 22nd. They moved to a farm north of Invermay and retired from farming in 1990, when they moved into Preeceville. He became a resident of Kamsack Nursing home in Feb 2002. Predeceased by his wife, Mary on November 29, 1993, a daughter, Jean, his parents, an infant sister, and brothers, Mike, Peter and Joe, he is survived by five daughters, Rose Happy of Canora, Mary (Paul) Kashuba of Yorkton, Steffie (Raymond) Stefanyshyn and Mildred Prestie, both of Preeceville and Verna (Brian) Murray of Sturgis; five sons, Wilfred (Arlene) and Clifford (Sandy) both of Hinton, AB., Lorne (Donna) of Lloydminister, Paul (Steffie) of Edson, AB., and Henry (Lois) of Invermay; four sisters, Annie Nazar of Winnipeg, Francis (Steve) Sliva of Yorkton, Emily (Lorne) Ozirney of Ardrosson, AB and Olga (John) Dubko of Yorkton; two brothers, Louis of Baggetville, Quebec and Adolph (Sophie) of Yorkton; 39 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

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LARSON – Malla (Molly) Larson was born in 1882. She immigrated from LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Canada in 1912, with her husband Martin and daughters, Inez and Bessie. They homesteaded 2 miles west of Sturgis. Both Martin and Molly worked out of the home for extra cash, when necessary. Four more children were born to the family. Millie in 1914, Oliver 1916, Gordon in 1917 and Kathleen, who died shortly after birth. Malla passed away in 1964.

LARSON – Oliver Clifford Larson was born in 1916, the son of Martin and Malla Larson. He attended school in Sturgis. He was a carpenter most of his life. He passed away in his home in 1991.

LARSON – Thomas Larson was born October 6, 1892 at Loiten, Norway. He came to Canada in 1911. In 1915 he joined the army and served four years in England and France. After the war in 1921, he settled on a farm in the Buchanan district, where he farmed and did carpentry work. In 1936 he came to Preeceville, where he continued with his carpentry work and made the pews for the Preeceville United Church. He went to BC for a couple of years returning in 1940, settling in Preeceville. He was married and had one daughter. He died September 24, 1976 and is buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

LATTA – John Latta was born November 11 1902 in the village of Salawooski, Povet Buchach. He was the son of Michael and Chyma Latta. He came with his family to Canada in 1906. He married Mary Woiytowich. John passed away August 24, 1980.

LATTA - Mary Latta, 74 of Preeceville, passed away July 10, 1978 in the Canora Hospital, after a long illness. Funeral service held in Holy Transfiguration Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Mary Weytowich was born April 19, 1904 in the village of Evanoka in Western Ukraine. She came to Canada in January 1928 and lived with her aunt in the Chehow district for a short time. In 1928, she married John Latta and they farmed in the Hryhoriw district until 1945, when they moved to Preeceville. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Stella (Don) Johnston of Barrie, ON; four sons, Mike and Morris of Calgary, Adolph of Selkirk and Bill of Thunder Bay; four grandchildren

LATTA – Rose Latta was born in Endeavour on August 26, 1942. Her family lived on a farm near Rockford. They then moved to Reserve in 1953 where she completed her schooling. Rose had several jobs in her lifetime, working in factories in Toronto and Winnipeg and then moved back to Sask. where she enjoyed working as a waitress in Norquay, Canora, Melville and Yorkton. Rose married Walter Latta on August 7, 1976. They lived and worked together on a farm near Amsterdam until 1994, when they moved their house into Preeceville. While living on the farm and in Preeceville, Rose commuted to Hudson Bay and worked at Sask. Forest Products, a plywood mill. After 20 years of dedicated service to the company she took an early retirement in 2003 to care for her husband who was living with MS. Rose proudly walked in the ‘relay for life’ as a two time cancer survivor having over come ovarian cancer in 1979 and kidney cancer in 2005. In January of 2012, cancer returned, this time as lung cancer and Rose bravely underwent treatment yet again. She died on November 2, 2012 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; her parents Elsie and Douglas; her older brother, William and younger brother David. She is survived by her brothers, Gordon of Hudson Bay, Jim of Humboldt and Dan of Leduc, AB

LATTA – Walter Latta was born January 21, 1934 in Canora, SK to Joseph and Ann (nee Shabbits) Latta. He grew up on a farm in the Amsterdam district and attended school at Crooked Hill Creek School. He married Rose Low in Canora on August 7, 1976. He worked on the family farm for many years. He also drove a fuel truck, hauled gravel, and began doing carpentry work. His passion for carpentry led to his enrollment at Moose Jaw Technical Institute, where he completed a course and obtained his interprovincial papers. He built several houses, including one for his parents and another for his wife. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Sask. Wildlife Federation. When Walter’s MS began to interfere with his ability to, Rose and Walter sold the farm and moved their house to Preeceville in 1994. Rose cared for Walter in their home until January 2006, at which time he became a resident of the Lions Hostel in Preeceville. Walter passed away on January 6, 2008. His parents and a brother Stanley predeceased him. His wife Rose and his sister Adeline Zawislak survive him.

LAW – Herbert John Law was born in 1881 at Mount Forest, Ont. Herbert and Harriet were married in Roblin, MN and lived there prior to coming to Preeceville in 1921. He managed the Theo. A Burrows Lumber and Builders Supplies. They had a family of eight children: Dorothy, Rhea, Inez, Phyllis, Bert Jr., Norma, Hugh and Dee. Herbert died January 17, 1954. His wife Harriet died in 1959 in Vancouver.

LAWSON – Allan Keith Lawson was born in 1960 in the Preeceville Hospital, to parents Irene and Earl Lawson. He passed away in 1979 from Leukemia.

LAWSON – Earl Lawson, 81 of Canora Gateway Lodge, and formerly of Okla and Nut Mountain districts, passed away June 5, 2003. Born on January 25, 1922 to Maude and Henry Lawson in Preeceville, he was educated at Preeceville School. He moved with his family in 1939 to a farm near Okla, where he married Irene Duek on September 28, 1946. They farmed in the Okla district until 1967, when he worked off the farm. First in road construction and with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration. In 1973, they moved to Nut Mountain, where they lived until moving to Lintlaw in 1985. He lived at a private care home in Norquay until moving to the Gateway Lodge in Canora in 2000. Predeceased by his parents Maude in 1949 and Henry in 1966, one brother, Fred in 1986, sons Leslie in 1948 and Allan in 1979 and his wife Irene in 1991; he is survived by two sons, Ken and Tim; four daughters, Dianne Nightingale, Donna Chalupiak, Gloria Lawson and Shelley Scebinski; one sister, Norma Wagar and 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

LAWSON – Fannie Elouise Lawson was born July 18, 1923 in Preeceville, the daughter of Henry and Maude Lawson. She died January 19, 1924.

LAWSON – Henry Lawson was born December 11, 1879. In 1911 he and his wife Maude, came from Michigan, USA to a homestead in the Etoimamie district near Endeavour. Here they farmed until around 1918 when they moved to Preeceville to start the first dairy there, a half mile west of Preeceville. They built a large barn to hold 20 milk cows, with enough room for young stock as well. Milk and cream was delivered around Preeceville by horse and buggy. In 1937 the Lawson family moved to a farm south of Okla. They had four children. Henry died in 1966.

LAWSON – Irene (nee Dueck) Lawson was born in 1929 at Boharm, south of Moose Jaw. The family moved to Moose Jaw. Then the family moved close to the town of Carman, SK., around 1938 and lived there for 1 1/2 years, where Irene attended school, walking four miles each way. The family then returned to Moose Jaw. When Irene was fourteen the family moved to Okla, where her father worked for various farmers. The family moved to Ebenezer and Irene quit school and moved back to Okla and got a job in a restaurant. She married Earl Lawson, when she was seventeen. They had seven children: Dianne, Kim, Donna, Gloria, Allan, Tim and Shelley. After living near Okla for 18 years they moved to Nut Mountain. Irene and her husband separated and she moved to Kelvington for a short time and then moved to the Sturgis Senior Units. Irene passed away in 1991.

LAWSON – Maude (nee Hearn) Lawson was born in 1883, the daughter of George and Fanny Hearn. In 1911 she came with her husband to Canada to a homestead in the Etoimamie district. They moved to Preeceville in 1918 and it was here that their four children were born. Fanny, Fred, Earl and Norma. Maude died in 1949 at the age of 66.

LEASON – Fred Leason was born was born in 1923, the son of Onufry and Veronica Leason. He married Helen Hackman and they raised two children, Patricia and Harold. Fred passed away in 1994.

LEASON – Gerald A. Leason was born in 1946, the son of Mike and Nettie Leason. He took his schooling in Preeceville. Gerald died on December 31, 1970 at the age of 24.

LEASON – Glen Edward Leason of Yorkton and formerly of Preeceville, passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina from a rare bone cancer on October 28, 2007 at the age of 57 years. Glen was born in Yorkton, on April 11, 1950 to Mike and Nettie Leason. He was an electrician by trade and enjoyed reading and good times with friends. He leaves behind his children, Jarrett of Castlegar, BC and Larissa Leason of Calgary; his father Mike Leason of Preeceville, his brother Wayne of Calgary; sisters, Betty Janzen of Yorkton, Marlene Kerluke of Wadena, Sherry Randall of Iroquois Lake, SK and Gladys (Don) Ellerman of Grafton, WI; He was predeceased by his mother Nettie, his brother Gerald and his sister Karen Leason.

LEASON – Mike Leason passed away on June 8, 2009. He was born on September 26, 1916 to Onufry and Veronica Leason at Preeceville. He farmed with his dad until 1936 and then went farming on his own. He married Nettie Chornomitz in 1940. The first few winters he worked at Hudson Bay and surrounding areas hauling logs with horses. In 1947 they moved to Hampton, SK to farm for five years. They had 8 children: Betty Janzen, Marlene Kerluke, Gerald Leason, twins Glen and Gladys Ellerman, Karen Leason, Sherry Randall and Wayne Leason. His wife Nettie in 1973; sons Gerald in 1970 and Glen in 2007; daughter Karen in 2002; brothers John, Fred and Nick predeceased Mike. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Tokaruk, Irene Gerguson and Anne Perras, one brother Billy and children, Betty, Marlene, Sherry and Wayne. And 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

LEASON – Nettie (nee Chornomitz) Leason was born in 1921. She attended Chechow and Beaver Falls schools, until the age of 15. She married Mike Leason in 1940. They farmed for a living and raised eight children. Nettie died of in January 1973, a victim of cancer. She was 52 years old.

LEBO – Elizabeth "Betty" Lebo 66, of Calgary and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on March 16, 2005 at Agape Hospice in Calgary. Funeral held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on October 1, 1938 in Preeceville to Steve and Mary Shuya, she was educated at Waler School. She married Cliff Lebo on July 23, 1960 in Preeceville. She worked at Preeceville Nursing Home for nine years. She retired in 1960 in Calgary. Predeceased by her parents; she is survived by her husband, Cliff; two sons, Darcy of Calgary and Rod Lebo of Lloydminister, AB; one daughter, Lori Lebo of Calgary; four brothers, Archie, Eddie, Jerry and Benny; one sister Nettie Rogowski of Winnipeg and three grandchildren.

LEBO – Darlene Alice Lebo, 72 of Moose Jaw and formerly of Preeceville, passed away May 9, 1999 at Moose Jaw Hospital. Funeral held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born May 26, 1927 in Tuberose, SK., she contracted encephalitis at eight months old. She spent her pre-school years on the family farm near White Bear, SK. She was admitted to Sask. Training School in Weyburn at the age of six. She resided there until 1956, when she was transferred to Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw. Predeceased by her parents, Sydney Lebo in 1970 and Evelyn Lebo in 1984, a brother Raymond in 1994, and a sister Phyllis Berton in 1948; she is survived by two sisters, Helen Neufeld and Carroll Best.

LEBO – Evelyn Laura (nee Olson) Lebo was born in Washburn, Wisconsin in 1894. Her family moved to Canada in 1913 and homesteaded north of the South Sask. River. He had her grade twelve when she came to Sask. so was asked to teach school. She later attended Normal School in Moose Jaw and taught until 1960. She married Sid Lebo in 1918 and they lived in the Russellton district. After several years of crop failure they sold their two sections, moved to land near Preeceville and continued to farm. Evelyn and Sid had a family of six children: Phyllis, Ray, Carroll, Darlene, Helen, and Clifford. Evelyn played the organ at Poplar Grove Church and taught Sunday school at St. John’s Church. She was also a member of E.L.C.W. After her husband’s death in 1970, Evelyn continued to live alone until 1979. She first lived with her children and then moved to the Lion’s Hostel. Evelyn passed away in 1984.

LEBO – Kenneth Ray Lebo was the first child born to Ray and Polly Lebo, February 23, 1945. He passed away February 25, 1945.

LEBO – Pauline "Polly" Lebo, was born on the family farm 8 miles S.W. of Preeceville on September 16, 1924, the daughter of Mike and Stella Boyko. The family moved to Preeceville in May 1930, where her father was a merchant. She graduated from Preeceville High School and attended Business College in Saskatoon; She worked for the RM of Preeceville for 1-½ years before she married Raymond Lebo on August 3, 1944. Polly and Ray became confirmed members of the St. John Lutheran Church in 1958. Polly was an active member of the Lutheran Ladies Women. Polly and Ray had thirteen children: Their first born – a son died in infancy, Bonnie 1946, Kay 1947, Darlene 1950, Patsy 1952, Judy 1953, Jacalene 1954, Robert 1956, Larry 1957, Leslie born in 1958, Cindy 1960, Tracey born in 1961 and Candace born in 1962. Pauline passed away February 21, 1996.

LEBO – Raymond Kenneth Lebo was born in Swift Current on February 19, 1922. His family lived on a farm between towns of Kyle and Whitebear. In the fall of 1937, the family moved near Preeceville. Ray attended school at Netchie Hill, Lintlaw and Preeceville. Ray farmed and for a few winters worked for The Pas Lumber Co. He played ball for Preeceville for 27 years. He was an active member of the Farmer’s Union, Beaver Bluff 4-H leader and a board member of the Beaver Bluff and Preeceville Central School for about 30 years. Raymond passed away October 2, 1994.

LEBO – Sidney Robert Lebo was born in 1895 in Lisbon, North Dakota. He came to Canada when he was a boy of 14 years. He worked for threshing crews. He took up a homestead north of the South Sask. River. He married Evelyn Olson in 1918 and they farmed. In the years 1928-37 they threshed one crop in nine. He sold the land and moved to the Preeceville area and purchased land in the Preeceville area. When they retired they sold the farm to their son Clifford. Sid was one of the original members of the United Farmers of Canada and Farmers Union and acted on school boards. Sid in his younger years played football, ball, boxed and wrestled. Sid died in 1970 after a lengthy illness.

LEIGH – Kathleen Dorothy Leigh of Vegreville and formerly of Preeceville, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011, at the age of 91 years. She was born on June 11, 1920 in Wednesbury, England to Edward Benjamin and Annie Wood. She is survived by a son Terrence and wife Irene of Texas and daughter Helen Christensen and husband Bruce of Vegreville and three grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; six siblings all of the Birmingham area in England. Brian, Derek, Mary, Stella, Doreen and Margaret. Kathleen is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Walter in 2004; Kathleen completed elementary school at the age of 14 and then went to work, first in a florist shop then in war-related industry. She met Walter Leigh who served for 4 years in the Canadian army, while he was on leave visiting his mother’s cousin in the Birmingham area. They married in 1944 at St. Mary Cathedral in Wednesbury and Kathleen moved to Canada in early 1946 as a war bride. They lived briefly in Winnipeg and then moved to a small farm located 6 miles east of Usherville, SK. where Kathleen was introduced to pioneer living and the harsh Canadian winters. In 1958 they moved to Preeceville. She moved to Vegreville, AB in June of 2009. She worked as a volunteer at the Preeceville library for 32 years. Funeral service was held at St. Patrick R.C Church in Sturgis, with interment in the Preeceville Cemetery.

LEIGH – Walter Edward Leigh, 87 of Preeceville, passed away at the Preeceville Hospital on February 15, 2004. Born on March 25, 1916 in Leslie, he attended schools in Preeceville and Melville. From 1941 to 1945, he was enlisted with the Canadian Army and served in Europe. He married Kathleen Wood in Wednesbury Staff, England on April 27, 1944. When they returned to Canada, they lived briefly in Winnipeg, and then settled on a farm in the Usherville district. He was involved with logging and farming from 1946-53, when he went to work for CNR. In 1957 the family moved to Preeceville. He retired from CNR in 1978. He and his wife traveled annually through the United States, England and Europe. Predeceased by his parents, George and Clarice, a brother Arthur and a sister Miriam Gaudette, he is survived by his wife Kathleen; a son Terrence; a daughter Helen of Vegreville; two sisters, Dora Light and Georgie Balneaves and three grandchildren.

LINDBLOM – Albin Lindblom was born in 1896 in Minn. to parents Otto and Brita Lindblom. He remained a bachelor and passed away in 1953.

LINDBLOM – Brita (nee Anderson) Lindblom was born in Sweden. She married Otto Lindblom in Ostersund, Jemtland, Sweden on December 29, 1890. In May 1881, they immigrated to Glenwood, Minnesota. They had seven children: Carl, Beda (twins), Jennie, Albin, Hannah, Emma, and Edith. In 1903 Otto and his son Carl came to Canada and filed on a homestead in the Waler School district. A log house was built and in 1904 Brita and the other children arrived by train to Yorkton, and by wagon to the homestead. Two more children were born on the homestead, Lily and Esther. Brita passed away July 8, 1911, at the age of 45, leaving behind her husband and 9 children, aged 3 years to 20 years old. In April 1917, Otto had an auction sale and moved to a homestead west of Preeceville, with his son Albin and daughter Hannah. The rest of the family stayed on their brother Carl’s homestead until 1919 and then moved to their father’s homestead.

LINDBLOM – Carl Anton Lindblom was born in 1892. He was ten years old when he came to Canada with his father, Otto to help build a house and clear land on the new homestead near Preeceville. In later years, Carl took his own homestead, two miles west of Preeceville. He farmed and raised cattle and had horses. He married Daphine Olson and they had two sons: Bruce and Lorne. Carl passed away in 1975.

LINDSAY – Dorothy Adele (nee Hagemeister) Lindsay was born September 8, 1918, the daughter of John and Mary Hagemeister. She married Jim ‘Sandy’ Lindsay and they had two daughters, Linda and Lois. Dorothy passed away September 19, 2008.

LIPPOWAY – Alex Lippoway was born in Salika, Kiev, Russia in September 1880. In 1903, with his wife and three children, Nettie, John, and Annie immigrated to Canada. He settled in Winnipeg where he was employed as a construction worker on the T. Eaton store. In 1905 after the death of his wife, they moved to the Stenen district. In 1906 he filed for a homestead. In 1906 Alex married Annie Zabolotny. In 1921 they bought a home in Preeceville. Alex passed away in 1957 at the age of 87.

LIPPOWAY – Annie Lippoway was born in 1880. She married the widowed Alex Lippoway and they raised seven girls and two boys. They were Louise, Lucy, Lilly, Jean, Nellie, Cassie, Lena, George and David. They homesteaded near Stenen, SK and then moved to Preeceville in 1921. Annie passed away in 1936.

LIPPOWAY – John Lippoway was born in 1900 in Russia. In 1903 he immigrated to Canada with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Lippoway and sisters, Nettie and Annie. His mother died in 1905. John passed away in 1967.

LISOWAY – Alice O. (nee Mattison) Lisoway was born in 1914 near Sturgis, the daughter of Malvin and Inga Mattison. She married John Boychuk from Stenen in 1934 and moved to Windsor, Ontario. They had one son, Dennis. Alice moved back to Sturgis and was the first owner of the Blue Bird Café. She sold it after a few years and later married Frank Lisoway. They lived east of Sturgis for a few years. Alice passed away in 1982 at the age of 67.

LISOWAY – Lawrence D. Lisoway. While Lawrence was travelling home to Preeceville on the evening of April 19, 2007, he was suddenly and tragically taken from us in a single vehicle accident. Lawrence was born on January 26, 1956 in Yorkton to his parents, Olga (Balysky) and Adam Lisoway. He attended Stenen and Sturgis Composite High School. In 1975 He married Phyllis Stadnick on November 12, 1977. Together they enjoyed 19 years of marriage and had three children. Lawrence held various employment positions, including working for SaskPower, CN, MacLeods Hardware and finally the oilrigs, where he remained for many years and moved up the ranks to become Well Site Safety Coordinator. All the while, he continued to farm. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and playing cards with friends. He was also proud to be a grandpa and found much pleasure and enjoyment in the new twins and his grandson, Ian. Lawrence is survived by his wife Phyllis; son Nathaniel; daughters, Amanda and Chorisa; and grandchildren, Ian, Emma and Logan. As well as his mother and five siblings. His father, Adam, predeceased him.

LISOWSKY – Joseph Lisowsky was born in 1896. He came to Canada in 1929 from the Ukraine and settled in the Watson district. He came to Preeceville in 1937 and was a blacksmith for 15 years. He moved to Red Lake in 1952, retired and moved back to Preeceville in 1964. He took up residence at the Lion’s Hostel in 1972. He had a daughter, Mrs. Lavern Negridge. Joseph passed away on January 31, 1974.

LONG – Edith Margaret (nee Crossley) Long was born in Ninette, MB on November 13, 1899, and the first child of Herbert Federick and Ethel (nee Smith) Crossley. Her parents were both from England, but didn’t meet until they were in Manitoba, and married in 1898. The Crossley family came to Preeceville in 1907 and established a farm north of Preeceville. Due to no schools, her mother taught Edith at home in the early years and subsequently attended Beaver Falls School. She went to normal school in Yorkton and was teaching in the Yorkton district at the age of 17. Later she taught at Beaver Bluff and Waler Schools. She married Gordon Long, at her parents home on July 17, 1924. They had five children: Ethel Margaret, Sheila Vivian, Hazel Louise, James Gordon and Alan Leslie. The children were raised on the farm and attended Waler School. Edith passed away in 1977

LONG – Evelyn (nee Gullason) Long of Preeceville, passed away October 23, 2009 at the Yorkton Hospital. Evelyn was born on September 26, 1926 on the family farm in the Usherville district. She was the second youngest of eight children born to Peter and Alexandria Gullason. Evelyn married Kenneth Long on June 7, 1950. They resided in Lady Lake until moving to Preeceville in 1979 and together raised six children. She was a busy homemaker taking care of her family. She worked at the Preeceville Lions Hostel as a Care Aide until her retirement in 1989. She was predeceased by her father Peter in 1933, her mother in 1955, and her husband Kenneth in 2000, as well as sister’s Dora, Lena, Rita, Verna and a brother John. She is survived by her sons, Garry, Marty and Reg and daughters Patricia, Janice and Stanice; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; two sisters, Eva and Mary.

LONG – Evelyn Long was born January 28, 1921 the daughter of William and Thilda Long. She passed away February 17, 1931 at the age of ten years old.

LONG – Florence (nee Mellor) Long was born in 1894 in England. She had immigrated to Canada and was living at Kuroki, SK when she met and married Stanley Long, in 1921. They farmed in the Kuroki and Usherville areas. They had four children: Christine, Kenny, Bernice and George. Florence passed away in February 1971.

LONG – Gordon Long passed away in the Regina General hospital on April 8, 1961, after a months illness, at the age of 74 years. He was born in Bruce County, near Dunkeld, Ontario on June 27, 1886. At the age of 17 he came west and lived on a farm in the Norway district with his family and later settled on his own farm in the Waler district. In 1924, he married Edith Crossley of the Preeceville district. Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his loss, three daughters, Ethel of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Sheila of Edmonton and Hazel (Robert) Calkins of Marysville, Michigan; two sons, James of Vancouver and Alan of Tripoli, Libya; two brothers, William of Preeceville and Stanley of Lady Lake; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Buck and Margaret of Preeceville; and four grandchildren.

LONG – Kenneth William James Long, 75 of Preeceville, passed away September 29, 2000. Born on October 3, 1924 in Canora, he attended Norway and Chermos schools. He worked in the trucking industry until 1962, when he went to work for the Sask. Department of Highways. He married Evelyn Gullason on June 7, 1950, at the United Church manse in Canora and after retiring in 1987, he provided training for several First Nations on the maintenance of roads and equipment. He served as school trustee with Sunny Brae School and was on the board of directors Lady Lake Regional Park. Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Florence Long, and a sister, Christine Long, he is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three sons, Garry, Marty and Reg; three daughters, Patricia, Janice and Stanice Haugan; a brother George and a sister Bernice and eight grandchildren.

LONG – George Stanley Long was born May 31, 1934 to Florence and Stanley Long. George spent his early years on the farm near Usherville and started school there. He moved to thunder Bay, ON with the family at ten years of age. They returned west to Lady Lake in 1948, where George attended Sunny Brae School. In the 1950’s and 60’s George was employed with Dales’ Construction. In 1972 he settled in The Pas, Man. and worked for Spruce Products until his retirement in 1999 and made his home at the Northern View Lodge. He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Florence Long; sister, Christine; brother, Kenneth. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl and their children; sister Bernice Ziokoski.

LONG – Margaret (nee Hunt) Long was born in 1850. She came to the area in 1904, with her son Thomas Gordon Long and daughters, Elizabeth, Annie and Margaret. Three of her sons, Jack, Bill and Stanley had come to the Preeceville area in 1903 and took up homesteads. Mrs. Long Sr. homesteaded in the Norway school district. Her son Thomas, when he reached the age of 21 homesteaded 5 miles south and 2 miles east of Preeceville. He lived with his mother and farmed his land from that area until buildings were constructed. Mrs. Long passed away in 1940.

LONG – Margaret "Maggie" Long, 101, of Preeceville, died on October 14, 1993 in the Lion’s Hostel. Funeral held in the Preeceville United Church. Born on April 14, 1892 in Walkerton, Ont., she was educated at Waler School, Preeceville. She lived on the farm until she moved to the Lion’s Hostel, December 17, 1972. She was a member of the United Church. Predeceased by her parents, James and Margaret (Hunt) Long; four brothers, two sisters; five nephews and three nieces, she is survived by 11 nephews and eight nieces.

LONG – Russell Marshall Long, 86 of Preeceville, passed away September 16, 2005 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral held at Trinity United Church, Preeceville. Born on July 24, 1919 in the Waler district near Preeceville to William and Thilda (Myrfield) Long, he attended Preeceville School. He served in the army from 1941 to 1945 as a searchlight operator in Nanaimo, BC. In 1946 he started a hardware store with partner Carlie Mattison. They operated a Marshall Wells store until 1973, when they sold the building to Paul’s Drugs. In 1964, he suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed. In 1957 he married Nellie Lukey in Preeceville, where they resided. He was a member of the United Church, charter member of the Lions Club and past member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Predeceased by his parents William and Thilda, two brothers, Graham and Douglas, two sisters, Evelyn and Norma, he is survived by his wife Nellie; two daughters, Susan and Shirley, three granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

LONG – Thilda (nee Myrfield) Long was born November 28, 1890 at Gjiestal, Norway. She came to Warren, Minn., in 1895, then to the Buchanan district in 1903 with her parents. She married William Long on December 24, 1912 at Buchanan and they moved to Preeceville. Thilda was active in the United Church Ladies Aid, the Hospital Guild and the Cemetery Association for a number of years. Her main interest was gardening, particularly flowers, taking many prizes at flower shows and local fairs. In 1936 when Thilda had to have her tonsils removed, Dr. Kobrinsky preformed the operation in a chair in her bedroom. The Longs had seven children: James Borden, William Graham, Douglas Haig, Russell Marshall, Evelyn May, Marion Lenore and Norma Muriel. They lived in Preeceville all their married life. Thilda passed away in 1974.

LONG – Wallace "Wallie" J. Long, was born in 1905, the son of John "Jack" and Bella (nee Young) Long. His mother passed away when he was very young and his father remarried in 1911, to Irene Pearson in Buchanan. The family moved to Preeceville in 1920. Wallace married Catherine "Kitty" Harvey of Preeceville. They had a family of six: James, Louise, Jean, Audrey, Patricia and Marion. Wallace passed away in 1949 and his wife and family moved to Toronto in 1952.

LONG – William Augustus Long was born August 14, 1879 at Dunkeld, ON. He came west in 1898 to Yorkton on a harvest excursion and then moved to Buchanan by oxen. In 1903 he settled on a homestead seven miles south of Preeceville in the Waler district. He married Thilda Myrfield December 24, 1912 in Buchanan and then moved to Preeceville. He became the first manager of T. A. Burrows Lumber Company, In 1913 he became manager of an International Harvester business. Then in 1915 he and a partner built a Ford garage and McCormick-Deering (I.H.C) implement shop. The business was sold in 1945. He was one of the main shareholders in the Sask. Co-op Creamery, the Preeceville Public Hall and assisted in building the original United Church in 1912. He was active on the local school board for some 25 years and a staunch supporter of the Chautauqua’s in the 1920’s and 30’s. They had seven children. They lived in Preeceville all their married life. Mr. Long died in 1965. His daughter, Evelyn in 1931 and a son Graham predeceased him in 1945,

LONG – William Graham Long was born September 9, 1915. He was the son of William A. and Thilda Long. He married Emma Yakel. William passed away December 21, 1945.

LONGMAN – E. Blatchford Longman was born October 3, 1878 in Huron County, Ontario. His parents were Samuel and Ann Elizabeth Mary (Mitchell) Longman. He lived at Selkirk, Man. before going to the States in 1899 and farming at Bergen Bottineau, North Dakota. On November 15, 1905 he married Fanny Hester Smith at Melita, Man. He was a US WW1 draft from 1917-1918. At some point they came back to Canada and while living at Tadmore, Sask. he passed away on January 2, 1930.

LORNTSE – Androw Lorntse and his wife Anna, homesteaded south of Preeceville in 1904. He was the founding member of the Beaver Bluff School in 1907 and acted as chairman. Records show he broke 17 acres in 1904. They had four children, Axel, who remained a bachelor, Hilda (married Arne Jenshus), Matt a bachelor living in California and Fred, who married and lived in Kentucky. Androw passed away July 1, 1909.

LUCIOW – John Luciow was born in June 3, 1927, the youngest and one of twelve children born to Nick and Martha (Holowachuk) Luciow. He went to work at Uranium mines in North West Territories. He married Ksena Kozminski on June 2, 1957. They raised three children: Lester, Leanne and Dwight. John passed away in 1994.

LUCIOW - Ksena Luciow, age 71 of Preeceville an formerly of Uranium City, passed away on November 9, 2004. Funeral service held at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church in Sturgis. She was born on August 1, 1933 on the family farm in the Chechow district. She was educated at Chechow School. After completing school, she went to work at the Sturgis hotel and the Lethbridge Dairy. She married John Luciow on June 2, 1957 in Canora, SK. They relocated to Uranium City, where she spent the next twenty-five years raising her brother Paul and her sister Pauline and her own children, Lester, Leanne and Dwight. Ksena was active in her community and curled and played softball and a member of the CWL. In 1982, Ksena, John and Dwight moved to Preeceville. Although Ksena was in a wheel chair due to her arthritis, she was active in the Preeceville Community. She kept busy gardening and entertaining family and friends. Ksena’s greatest love was her grandchildren, Austin, Kelsey, Jocelyn and Lucas. She looked forward to all their visits. She was predeceased by her husband John, her brothers Joe and Steve. She is survived by her family Lester, Bonita, Austin and Kelsey; Leanne, Allen, Jocelyn and Lucas; her son, Dwight; her brother, Paul (Margaret) Kuzminski and her sister Pauline MacPherson.

LUNDEEN – Augusta Lundeen was born on March 12, 1887 at Smedstorp, Sweden. She came to the States in 1911 and married Nels Lundeen on April 30th of that year. Following the birth of their first child, Cora they boarded a train and came to Canada, where they got a homestead in the Rockford district. Their second child, was born in 1913, a daughter named Hazel. The two girls got into butter colouring and ate it, causing them to become very ill. Hazel did not recover and died at 18 months old. Then twins were born in 1915, but only Clarence survived the birth. On November 12, 1917, another girl was born they also called Hazel and in 1920 Harold was born. Augusta was alone for this birth – making bread in the morning, giving birth in the afternoon. Two more children were born after moving to Preeceville, Ester in 1927 and Edwin in 1932. In 1932 Nels and Augusta bought land at the northern end of Preeceville Main Street and built a house. After her husband died in 1943, Augusta moved in to the Nurses Residence, where she worked in the hospital laundry for many years. Due to illness she later transferred to the kitchen where she worked as cook until she retired. In 1963, she donated the land where the Senior Citizens home is now situated. She spent many winter with her son Harold and family in Prince George and returned to her home in Preeceville for the summer months. Augusta passed away April 30, 1971 at the Preeceville Hospital.

LUNDEEN – Clarence Lundeen was born on the homestead on March 8, 1915, the son of Nels and Augusta Lundeen. He received his education in Preeceville. In 1939-41, prior to enlistment, Clarence bought the John Deere dealership and started his business on the north end of Main Street. He enlisted in 1941 until 1945 at which time he returned to the John Deere business. He married Marie Simes of Sturgis in September of 1945. In 1959 he bought the Imperial Oil agency and ran both businesses successfully until he sold the John Deere shop in 1964 and retired from Imperial Oil in 1975. He was a town councilor for eight years and mayor for three years. He was a member of the Canadian Legion since 1945 and served as President and as treasurer for 20 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Clarence and Marie spent time travelling and their winters in Texas. Clarence passed away in 1983.

LUNDEEN – Harold R. Lundeen was born August 20, 1921. He took all his schooling in Preeceville. He helped the family out by raising small amounts of money doing chores for the neighbors. He enlisted and served his country as a sergeant in charge of a tank division. He married Joyce Clarke in London, June 20, 1945. When they arrived back in Preeceville, Harold tried to go to work with his brother Clarence, but was too restless to settle down. They moved to Reserve SK until 1955 when they were transferred to Prince George, BC. He was employed by the La Pas Lumber Co as supervisor. They had three children, Larry, Anita and Hal. Harold passed away in 2009.

LUNDEEN – Joyce L. M. (nee Clarke) Lundeen was born in 1918 in England. She married Harold Lundeen on June 20, 1945. They lived at Preeceville, Reserve and Prince George. Their three children were all born in Preeceville. They are – Larry, Anita and Hal. Joyce passed away in 1996.

LUNDEEN – Marie (nee Simes) Lundeen was born in 1923 at Tadmore, the daughter of Westley and Katie Simes. She married Clarence Lundeen in 1945. They had three children – Phil and Linda and one child that died in infancy. They had eight grandchildren. Marie passed away in 1996.

LUNDEEN – Nels Lundeen was born March 3, 1886 at Skone, Sweden. In 1906 he came to the States and learned the trade of shoemaking for four years in Listfield, Minn. then sent for Augusta Ryberg, who came from Sweden and they married April 30, 1911, The following year they came to Canada and took a homestead in the Rockford area. Nels became a farmer, shoemaker and owned a livery barn by the Strand Post Office. In the spring of 1921 the Lundeen’s drove their herd of cattle on foot, with the help of the dog, to Buchanan to sell them. The money received went to build the shoe-making shop in Preeceville. They moved into the upstairs living quarters. Nels then let the home quarter go for back taxes. Nels made harnesses, gun belt’s, gloves, shoes and boots for the police in Kamsack, as well as many other things. Nels had a heart attack and died on October 10, 1943.

LUNDIN – Ester M. (nee Sjostrom) Lundin was born in 1899. She had emigrated in the fall of 1908 with her family from the same area in Sweden as Ole had come from, and settled in the Theodore area. She married Ole Lundin August 9, 1919. Ole and Ester homesteaded west of Endeavour. They had two children born on the homestead: Irwin born in 1920 and Irene born in 1922. In 1925 Esther was hospitalized with tuberculosis. She spent 5 ½ years in the Saskatoon Sanitarium. She returned home in the spring of 1932 and her children, who were living with an aunt and uncle, returned home in July. Esther’s ill health limited the work that she could do so for many years they had hired girls. They had two other children, Ruth born in 1937 and Leroy born in 1941 at Fort Qu’ Appelle Sanitarium. The Lundin’s were active in community affairs. Esther served on the local school board for many years. She was also active in the VSD Club; St. George’s Church and the Red Cross at Endeavour. She was often enumerator for the provincial and federal elections. They retired to Preeceville in 1968. After her husband’s death in 1970 she moved to Foam Lake and shortly after, due to ill health, moved into her daughter Iran’s home. She passed away on January 6, 1977

LUNDIN – Ola Lundin, was born in Hogbranna, Angermanland, Sweden in 1891. In 1908, at the age of 17, he immigrated to Canada. He came to Theodore, SK and worked for settlers in the area until his adventurous spirit prompted him to seek employment with the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. He went by train to Edson, AB, which was the end of the rail, and then by foot for 60 miles to the area being cleared for construction. He was called the telephone man. His job was to carry messages and orders from camp to camp, which were at six miles intervals. In 1918 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army, but was discharged at cessation of hostilities in November without seeing active service. On August 9, 1919 he married Ester Sjostrom. They homesteaded in the area called Ypres, west of Endeavour, where they remained for over fifty years. In 1922, he took his wife and two children to stay with Esthers sister, while he and two friends ventured into the far north to make their fortunes trapping. They each had 18-ft canoes and 5 dogs. They trapped all winter. They sold their furs and each made $2000. The family returned to the farm in 1923. In 1925 his wife was hospaltized for tuberculosis and spent a few years in the Saskatoon Sanitarium. Ole worked during the summer in the Saskatoon area and spent his winters on the farm and on a trap line. Due to back problems Ole began renting out his land. Ole was active in the Trappers Assoc. and the Legion. They retired to Preeceville in 1968. Ole died on September 17, 1970.

LYZUN – Joseph was born on November 15, 1906 in Gilbert Plains, MB. He married Olga Prokopchuk in November 1934. Joe purchased a farm one-mile east and one half-mile south of Endeavour. He was an avid hunter and trapper all his life. He was a member of the Trapper’s Assoc., owing his own trapping lease until his death. He was appointed as Conservation Deputy officer for the Dept. of Natural Resources in his area. They had six children: Morris, Sid, Derwin, Eva, Ricki and Victoria. Joe passed away on May 26, 1982.

LYZUN – Olga Edna (nee Prokopchuk) Lyzun, age 90 passed away on July 29, 2005 at Porcupine Plain Nursing Home. She was born on September 30, 1913 in Arran, SK. She married Joe in the summer of 1932 and together they broke homestead land and farmed east of Endeavour. She became a Fullerbrush sales lady for many years. In 1992 she moved to Porcupine Plain Nursing Home when her health failed. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1982; daughter Eva in 1996; brother Yukon Joe (Paul) in 2000; sister Netty in 2002; brothers Sam in WW2, Walter, Maxi and Terry and her sisters Kay and Ali. She is survived by her sons, Morris, Sid, Dervin, daughters, Francis Lamb and Vicki Derkatch.

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MACDONALD – Alexander Duncan MacDonald, was born in 1901 at Newdale, MB. His parents were Dan and Catherine (nee MacArthur) MacDonald. He married Florence Hansen of Preeceville and they had four children: June, Douglas, Dale and Sandra. Alex farmed his father’s homestead.

MACDONALD – Florence MacDonald was born in 1913. She married Alex MacDonald and they had four children; June, Douglas, Sandra and Brenda. They also kept foster children and were active in Reflexology. Florence passed away in September 1972

MACDONALD – H. Allan MacDonald was born in 1905 in the Buchanan district, the son of Dan and Catherine MacDonald. He took his schooling at Norway school. After leaving school he worked as a farm labourer, livery and dray at Lintlaw and at the White Bear Lumber Mill and the Preeceville Cemetery. In 1931 he married Marie Scharfenberg of Preeceville. They homesteaded in 1934 near Endeavour and raised five children. In 1942 they moved to Flin Flon, where Allan worked for the Hudson Bay mining and Smelting Co until 1971. They retired to Preeceville.

MACDONALD – Margaret MacDonald, 98, of Preeceville, passed away on October 27, 1990 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral services held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on April 22, 1892 in Miller Lake, ON, she was educated at Miller Lake. On September 9, 1910, she married Donald MacDonald at Melville. She lived and worked at Miller Lake, at Melville and then farmed in the Hazel Dell district before retiring and moving to Preeceville. She moved to the Lions Hostel in 1986. She was the secretary for the Ladies Church Group for seven years and also taught Sunday school. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Donald; a son, three sisters and three brothers and five grandchildren, she is survived by six brothers, Archie of Invermay, Traval of Dysart, Alex of Stilton, Les of Bear Lake, BC, Laird (Lena) of Preeceville and Roy of Prince George; two daughters, Blanche (Bill) of Moose Jaw and Ruby (Hildor) of Saskatoon; one sister, Iva Jensen of Preeceville; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.

MACDONALD – Marie (nee Scharfenberg) MacDonald was born in 1906. She married Allan MacDonald in 1931. They lived on a homestead in the Endeavour area and then moved to Flin Flon. They had four sons, Glen, Roy, Russell and Hugh and a daughter Agnes. They retired back to Preeceville. Marie passed away in July 1979 and is buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

MACDONALD – Roy D. MacDonald was born in 1931, the son of Allan and Marie MacDonald. He joined the armed services and returned to mining after the war. Roy accidentally lost his life at the mine in Thompson, MB, in July 1974. He was not married.

MACDONALD – Teena (nee Malyk) MacDonald 51, of Preeceville, passed away August 29, 1986 in Canora Hospital. Born on January 3 1935 at Hampton, she was educated at West Wexford School near Burgis and later completed grade 9 at Gogal School. She worked at the Canora creamery and was later transferred to Broadview creamery. She later worked at the Century House and Golden West Hotel in Preeceville. She married Laird MacDonald in the Grenfell United Church on August 10, 1952. Predeceased by her father, Metro Malyk and three brothers, Billy and Johnny at birth and Mike Melwicks in 1980; she is survived by her husband; her mother, Maggie Malyk; two daughters, Marla Everitt and Beverly of Preeceville; three brothers, Nick, Danny and Bill; four sisters, Mary Stratechuk, Lena Letwin Vicki Constant and Francis Canada and two grandchildren

MACDONALD – William Gordon MacDonald, 81 of Preeceville, passed away in June 1984 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held in the chapel of Preeceville Home. Born on September 5, 1902 at Lone Tree, MB, he was educated at Norway School. He spent most of his years working on the family farm and for several winters, was employed in lumber camps. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Roy and a sister, Florence, he is survived by three brothers, Alex and Allan of Preeceville and Jim of Saskatoon; a sister, Agnes Heshedahl of Preeceville.

MADARASH – Michael Madarash, 82 of Preeceville and formerly of Hazel Dell, passed away on October 9, 1992. Born April 18, 1910 at Hazel Dell to Paul and Martha Madarash, he was educated at Woodrock School. On June 2, 1932, he married Mary Kropoda in Buchanan. He farmed in the Hazel Dell area from 1932 – 1973. They raised one daughter and three sons. During those years he served as a trustee for Woodrock School Division. As an alderman for the Buchanan Catholic Church and he spent many hours maintaining the church and grounds. He 1973, he retired to Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, one brother, three sisters and a daughter, he is survived by his wife Mary; three sons, Paul, Carl and Edward and 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

MAGDA – Hedwig (nee Enquist) Magda, age 67, died on April 11, 1970 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born in Sweden on May 28, 1903, she immigrated with her parents, Sven and Ida Enquist, a sister Mary and brother, Walfred to Canada in 1912 and settled in the Ketchen area. She attended Robinson Creek School and was confirmed in the Poplar Grove Lutheran Church. In 1930, she married Jim Magda and they spent most of their married life in Regina. In 1967, they retired and moved to Preeceville. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Carol Parkin of Preeceville; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Lybeck of Porcupine Plain, Ruth Blotsky of Hudson Bay, Esther Alberts of Okla and Hazel McFadder of Winnipeg; two brothers, Leonard Enquist of Victoria and Walfred Enquist of Ketchen.

MAGDA – Jim Magda, 75 of Preeceville and formerly of Regina, passed away on February 23, 1982 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on April 2, 1907 at Regina, he received his education there. He worked for the Army and Navy mail order outlet and moved to Penticton in 1957, where he worked for an advertising firm. He then bought a grocery store, which he ran for five years. He moved to Preeceville in 1968, where he retired. On December 31, 1933 he married Hedwig Enquist. Predeceased by a sister, Vera Pond and three brothers, Larry, Sam and Len; he is survived by a daughter, Carol of Preeceville; a brother, John of Regina; a sister, Beatrice of Winnipeg and two grandchildren.

MAKSYMIW – Bernice (nee Kapiniak) Maksymiw was born on June 6, 1917 on a farm in the Dobrowody district, southwest of Preeceville. She was the daughter of Thomas and Polly Kapiniak. On July 12, 1935, she married Bill Maksymiw at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama. They remained on the farm from 1935 to 1947 and then moved to Preeceville where she resided until her passing. She was a wonderful cook and her great cooking skills led her to be employed at the Century House restaurant for a number of years. In her earlier years, she enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Bernice passed away on March 27, 2010, at the age of 92. Funeral service was held in the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was predeceased by hr parents; her husband Bill in 1983; her siblings, Jack, Frank, Joe and Walter and sisters Rose Tataryn, Emily Kitzan and Nellie Kapiniak; She is survived by her five children: Jane Markewich, Rudy, Ed, Alfred and Bernie; twelve grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren

MAKSYMIW – Bill Maksymiw, was born on the homestead south of Hazel Dell in 1911. He had three sisters and three brothers. He attended the Lone Spruce School west of the homestead. Bill and Bernice were married July 12, 1935 at the Ukraine Catholic Church in Rama, They remained on the farm from 1935-47 and then moved to Preeceville, where Bill purchased the dray business, which he operated until 1965. They had five children: Jane, Rudy, Edward, Lawrence and Bernie. Bill passed away May 1, 1983.

MAKSYMIW - Helen (nee Glowatsky) Maksymiw, age 84, of Kelowna and formerly of Preeceville, died on November 5, 1995 in Brookhaven Nursing Home, Kelowna. Funeral service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Church in Preeceville. Born on May 25, 1911, in Buchanan, she was educated at Muenster School. She married Peter Maksymiw on November 11 1937, and raised her four children in Preeceville. She moved to Winnipeg in 1965 and became employed at the Grace Hospital in 1966. She spent 15 years in their employ, retiring in 1982. In 1991, she moved to Kelowna. Predeceased by her husband Peter in 1975; her parents Harry and Ann (Husak) Glowatsky; five sisters, Mary Tulik, Kathleen Kozminski, Doris Shalansky and Jean and Pauline, who died at a young age; a brother Peter Glowatsky in the early 60’s, she is survived by three sons, Nestor of Preeceville, Orest of Vancouver and Gerald of Winnipeg; a daughter, Joy Olga of Winnipeg; two sisters, Lena Hycha of Yorkton and Nellie Yachyin of Preeceville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

MAKSYMIW – Nestor Maksymiw was born December 4, 1938. He was the eldest of four children born on the family farm south of Hazel Dell to Peter and Helen Maksymiw. He grew up in the Preeceville area and received his formal education at the Preeceville School. In 1957 he journeyed to Edmonton where he worked at Building Products. It was here that he met Olga (Ollie) Holdis. They were married August 5, 1960. In June of 1968 they settled on the farm with their daughters, Cheryl and Colleen, where Nestor farmed and worked for Revelstoke. After renting the farmland out, he worked for various farmers in the area and in 1979 became employed as caretaker of the Preeceville curling rink. He continued this employment until 1999 when health concerns forced him to retire. He was a life member of the Preeceville Lions Club and was honored to receive the Distinguished Service Award and Lion of the Year Award. He had great pride in the improvements to Preeceville Sports Grounds. Nestor passed away February 1, 2012. Service held at Trinity United Church. Nestor is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ollie; daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Semashkewich and Colleen (Lorne) Zubko; grandchildren, Derek, Cody and Cara; his brothers, Orest and Gerald and his sister Joyce; Nestor is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Helen Maksymiw; grandson, Aaron Semashkewich.

MAKSYMIW – Peter Maksymiw, 63 of Winnipeg and formerly of Preeceville, passed away October 2, 1976 in the Winnipeg General Hospital. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born at Hazel Dell, he married Helen Glowatsky in 1936 and lived in Preeceville till 1964, when they moved to Winnipeg. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Nestor of Preeceville, Orest of Vancouver and Gerald of Winnipeg; a daughter, Joyce (Jack) Prokopetz of William Lake; two sisters, Frances of Kelowna and Antonia of Yorkton; three brothers, Willie of Vernon, Bill of Preeceville and George of Thunder Bay; and six grandchildren.

MATEUSH – Mike Mateush was born in 1917. He married Doris Boyko in 1940, and farmed together with his parents. In 1950, Mike purchased land in the North Prairie district and moved there in 1953. They had two sons, Raymond born in 1943 and Edward born in 1949. Mike and his wife moved to Preeceville in 1975. Mike passed away in 1996.

MASKO – Robert "Bob" Willard Masko 58 of Endeavour, passed away September 30, 2003 at his residence. He was born on September 27, 1945 in Moose Jaw to Alex and Doris Masko. He was very young when his family moved to the Endeavour area, where he attended Brookview and Sturgis schools. In 1960 he moved to northern BC to work in the logging industry for three years. He then worked with PGE Railways in Line Butte. He moved to Winnipeg where he drove a truck and did landscaping. He returned to the Endeavour area where he worked at a variety of jobs such as truck driving, logging, farming, meat cutting and maintenance at the Lions Hostel and Preeceville hospital. In 1974 he started his own backhoe business which he operated until 1997. Shortly afterwards, he started a meat cutting business. Predeceased by his parents Alex in 1959 and Doris in 1987 and a sister Esther in infancy, he is survived by his wife, Vivian; three sons, Tracy, Trevor and Travis; two brothers, John and Leo; two sisters, Shirley and Geraldine and two grandchildren

MATTISON – Alona Mattison was born in 1918 and passed away in 1919. She was the daughter of Oscar and Clara Mattison. She is buried in the Mattison plot in the Preeceville Cemetery.

MATTISON – Arlene Mattison was born in 1921 in Preeceville and passed away the same year. She was the daughter of Oscar and Clara Mattison.

MATTISON – Carlott Leslie Mattison was born October 7, 1916 in Preeceville, to parents Oscar and Clara Mattison. In the earlier years, he drove for the livery and worked at the Golden West Hotel. He served in the war from 1942-45. He owned and operated Long and Mattison Hardware. He lived in Kelowna for a time and returned to Preeceville in 1981, when he retired. He married Lillian Carragher on June 21, 1939 at The Pas. He was a past member of the Lions club, and Preeceville Wildlife Federation and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Carlott aged 79, of Preeceville, passed away on April 26, 1996 in Plains Hospital Regina. Funeral held at Trinity United Church. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Clifford, Odvin and Ken; three sisters, two in infancy and Merle Rivney; and two sons, Darrell in 1965 and Morley in 1995, he is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son, Ron of Toronto; a daughter Carla of Regina; a sister Bernice Csutor of Toronto and four grandchildren.

MATTISON – Clara (nee Larson) Mattison, was born in St. James, Minn., on June 20, 1883. At an early age she moved with her parents, Lars and Johanna Larson to Borup, Minn., where she received her education. In November 1902, she married Oscar O. Mattison, and to this union nine children were born. She moved to Preeceville in 1913, with her husband and five children. Three more children were born in Canada. (First-born child died in infancy in the States) She was active in the Lutheran Church and took a great interest in community affairs. Always a good mother, homemaker and a generous hostess. She had a strong Christian foundation that had been nurtured since childhood, and made sure her grandchildren were baptized. If there seemed to be a delay, she wanted to know why. In 1929, she took over the local hotel, which she managed until ill health intervened. Clara fell and broke a bone in her shoulder in her early 70’s. It was at this time that diabetes was detected and she was immediately put on insulin. Clara passed away at her home, after a lengthy illness on March 5, 1958. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Oscar in 1957; two sons, baby boy in infancy and Clifford in 1935; and two daughters, Alona and Arlene; she is survived by two daughters, Bernice Csutor and Merle Rivney; three sons, Kenneth, Odvin and Carlott; eleven grandchildren and four brothers, Ole, John, Pete and Charlie Larson, all living in the States.

MATTISON – Clement Milton Mattison, 77 of Dauphin, and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on November 28, 1992 at the Dauphin Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. He was born in Sturgis on January 13, 1915, the third child of Martin and Hannah Mattison. He attended school in Preeceville, but at an early age joined his parents in operating the Coffee Shop. On December 1, 1938, he married Mayme Downs. In 1943 he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy and in January 1946 was demobilized with the rank of Leading Steward. He operated a shoe and men’s wear store in Preeceville until April 1958, and then moved to Dauphin to mange the shoe department of People’s Store. In 1965, he became the manger of the Agnew Surpass shoe store outlet in Dauphin, a position that he held until his retirement in 1981 He was active in numerous local organizations. He played an active role with the Legion, cadet Corp, and chamber of commerce and was on town council. Besides his wife, Mayme, he is survived by two daughters, Marilyn of Toronto and Valerie of Victoria; a son Blair of Dauphin; a sister Mildred Clements; a brother, Hilding of Post Falls, Wash.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MATTISON – Clifford Eldred Mattison was born in Borup, Minn., on May 24, 1908 and came to Preeceville, SK with his parents, Oscar and Clara Mattison in 1913. During his years in Preeceville he had won the love and admiration of everyone, and his smiling face will be missed greatly. He was a barber by trade and worked in Portage La Prairie for a few years, also a short while at Kelvington. In the 1930’s he returned to Preeceville to help in the family hotel business. He loved to play tennis and won many tournaments. He became ill and was treated by the local doctor, but when his condition worsened, he was taken to the Canora Hospital where he was diagnosed as jaundice. He developed pneumonia and passed away on March 6, 1935. He was three months from his 28th birthday. The funeral was held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Clifford is survived by his parents; two sisters, Merle and Bernice; three brothers, Kenneth, Odvin and Carlotte. Two sisters predeceased him in infancy, Alona and Arlene.

MATTISON – Darrell Clayton Mattison was born November 18, 1946 in Preeceville to parents, Carlott and Lillian Mattison. He attended school in Preeceville. He was killed in a car/tractor collision, 3 miles east of Preeceville on the evening of September 27, 1965. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Ron and Morley and sister Carla.

MATTISON – Doreen Dayle Mattison was born December 14, 1939 in Preeceville to parents Ken and Fern Mattison and died suddenly at her home in Sturgis, on January 1, 2008. After high school, Doreen moved to Regina and successfully completed a secretarial coarse. She started working at the Royal Bank and remained there for 5 years. She married Frank Biro September 3, 1960 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Preeceville. They raised two children. Her and Frank separated in the early 70’s. She moved several times between SK, AB, BC and Ontario over the next several years and worked in a variety of fields. She worked for CKCK TV in Regina, was the public relations director at CJIB radio in Vernon, assistant to a cabinet minister in Regina, court reporter travelling with a circuit judge out of Melville, secretary at a school in Cache Creek, BC as well as other places of employment. In 1987 she was involved in an 18-car pileup near Edmonton, which left her with 91% disability in her right arm. This ended her career days. As a young teenager she began writing poetry and prose. Throughout her life, Doreen was an avid reader, writer and storyteller. She completed a creative writing coarse and eventually wrote and published her first book called ‘Tough of the Master; in 2004 Being a talented writer she was often asked to speak at various functions, which she continued doing right up to December 2007. Doreen was very involved in her church and took part in weekly bible studies. To the end, Doreen was a strong spiritual leader believing always in the power of prayer and forgiveness. She leaves behind a legacy of laughter, of prayer and her diligence in spreading the good news of God’s love to others. Predeceased by her parents; her sister Sharon in 2005; she is survived by her mother Fern Mattison and brother Dennis of Preeceville; sisters, Dianne Pollock of Sturgis, Carol Holizki of Briercest and Laurel Mattison of Regina; her son Tracy Biro and his wife Darlene; daughter Darla and husband Peter and grandsons, Nathan, Caleb, Zacharey, Alex and Elias.

MATTISON – Edna Evelyn Mattison (nee Mitchell) Mattison passed away on December 20, 2007. Funeral services were held on December 23, 2007 at the Grace United Church in Sturgis. Interment at the Preeceville Cemetery. Edna was the youngest born to Harold and Susan Mitchell. She attended Waler and Preeceville schools. Following her formal education, she worked for neighboring farm families. She married Odvin Mattison on November 2, 1937 at Preeceville. Together they farmed in the Sturgis area for approximately 37 years. They retired and moved to Preeceville in 1978. Edna’a greatest enjoyment in life was her family. Holidays and birthdays were special times for family gatherings. Edna was involved in community and church organizations, curling, playing cards, shared in Odvin’s passion for gardening, and was a strong supporter of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities. She prided herself with her house keeping and baking abilities. Friends and family will miss her warm hospitality and friendly personality. Edna leaves to mourn, her daughter Jean (Charles) Babiuk; son Dean Mattison; grandchildren, Carla (Perry) Keller, Keith (Trudy) Babiuk, Cory (Tammy) Babiuk, Kristen (Conrad) Peterson, Jayce and Josh Mattison, great grandchildren, Justin and Brooke Keller, Bo, Brynn, Kylie and Mason Babiuk and Shae Peterson, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her parents, her husband Odvin, five brothers, Howard, Hugh, Charles, Clifford and Wilbert.

MATTISON – Fern Orene Grace Mattison passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Lions Hostel on May 24, 2009. Fern was born on January 30, 1915 on the family homestead to parents Oscar and Helene Omit in the Robinson Creek district. She received her education at the Robinson Creek School. After she left school, she helped out on the family farm and then worked out at various farms, assisting with the housework. In 1937 she married Ken Mattison at the Lutheran Church Manse. Fern taught Sunday school for 20 years, belonged to the Lutheran ladies Auxiliary as well as the Farm wives club for ten years. She was instrumental in forming the Poplar Grove Cemetery Association in 1965 and served as president for 20 years. From 1985-90 at her own expense she wrote a bi-monthly church newsletters, which were distributed to 120 church families. She earned diplomas through correspondence courses in dressmaking and creative writing. From 1994-99 she wrote a monthly editorial column for the Sask. Senior Newspaper. Bowing was her favorite sport and she enjoyed the game of horseshoes. She loved to cook and try out new recipes and in 1995 she compiled and sold 500 copies of a 150-page back to the basics recipe book called ‘An Apron Round Her Waist’. After having several small strokes, she entered the Preeceville Lions Hostel in July 2005 and remained there until her passing. Fern was predeceased by her parents; husband Ken; daughters, Doreen and Sharon; sisters, Elnora Nordtweten, and Morrell Berg; brothers George, Neil and Orrie Omit. She is survived by her children, Dennis Mattison, Dianne Pollock, Carol Holizki and Laurel Mattison and ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruby Holmberg.

MATTISON – Hannah Josephine Mattison, passed away on January 27, 1971 in the Kamsack Nursing Home. Funeral held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ken Mattison, nephew of the deceased sang a solo at the service. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Melberg, born at Ada, Minn., December 29, 1884. She received her education there and was confirmed in the Ada Lutheran Church. She married Martin Mattison in 1903. They moved to Canada in 1906 and homesteaded four miles north of Sturgis. They moved in 1919 to Preeceville where she lives the remainder of her life with the exception of the last two years spent in the nursing home. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1920. Predeceased by her husband in 1955; her parents; two sisters and four brothers; she is survived by three sons, Orvin, Clement and Hilding; a daughter Mildred Clements; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Martin of Ada, Minn. and Leonard of Grand Forks, ND

MATTISON – Kenneth G. Mattison, 89 of Preeceville, passed away on May 20, 1993 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Ken was born on August 24, 1903 in Borup, Minnesota. He started school at Borup and obtained his grade eleven in Preeceville. He spent two months at Outlook College, Until the age of 34, he pitched baseball, played tennis in tournaments and curled in bonspeil’s until he was past 80, hunted until he was eighty and loved to play whist. He was both a desired and feared partner for he would remember every card that was played and knew the last card in each player’s hand. He expected his partner to be as observant, which was often not the case. Musically inclined, he spent several years taking music lessons, and passed his grade eight piano. He played the saxophone in the Preeceville Community band until 1938. In the late 20’s and 30’s he formed his own band called ‘Ken and his Boys’ and played at dances & functions in the area. He was called upon to render a solo at many weddings and funerals. He sang in the Lutheran Church choir for over 60 years. He was the first president of the Preeceville branch of the Sask. Wildlife Federation; organized in 1950 He was secretary/treasurer of the club for 18 years. When he finished school he worked on his dad’s land for 6 years and his father’s garage. From 1938-49 he worked at the Co-op Creamery in Preeceville as bookkeeper. In 1944 in purchased farm land west of Preeceville and farmed until 1975. In 1949 he went to work at his parents hotel business. After his parents passed away he and his sister Merle bought out their siblings shares and ran the business until selling it in the late sixties. He married Fern Omit on April 10, 1937 at the Lutheran Church parsonage and they raised six children. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers, one in infancy and Clifford and Odvin; three sisters, Merle, Arlene and Alona; he is survived by his wife Fern; a son Dennis; five daughters, Doreen, Dianne, Sharon, Carol and Laurel; a brother Carlott, a sister Bernice; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MATTISON – Martin O. Mattison was born in Clay Country, Minnesota, on July 4, 1880, the son of Ole an Oline Mattison. He married Hannah Meberg in 1903 and in 1906, they immigrated to Canada to a farm north of Sturgis, previously purchased for him by his father. In 1919 the family moved to Preeceville and he went into partnership with N. Homstol in the blacksmith shop for a few years. He became a carpenter, skilled in wood and made prizes for curling and other sports. In 1920, he built a two-storey house, just opposite the Lutheran Church. It was the show home of the area. In the twenties Martin and Hannah had a confectionery and lunch booth at Crystal Lake on Sundays during the summer. Martin was a good neighbor and often traveled miles to lend a helping hand. He was a great whist player. Martin passed away in September 1955.

MATTISON – Mayme Ellen Mattison was born November 26, 1920 and passed away August 8, 2009. She was born in Endeavour, the second child of seven born to Walter and Violet Downs. The family later moved to Preeceville, where Mayme went to school and spent all her junior years. On December 1, 1938, she married Clement Mattison, who predeceased her in 1992. Mayme and Clem had three children: Marilyn Mattison, Valerie MacKey and Blair Mattison. Through these children she was also presented eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In Preeceville Mayme and her husband operated a coffee shop/restaurant, which was later sold after which Clem started a shoe store. Mayme then began to work as a receptionist/secretary for two doctors in Preeceville. She acquired the necessary skills for this position through correspondence and hard work. She was not adverse to hard work after living through the depression and war years. When times were tough, she became tougher! After tough years in the shoe business in Preeceville, Clem moved the family to Dauphin in 1958. Mayme soon acquired a job with the Government Employment office. After a short while she then secured employment with the Dauphin General Hospital. She rose to the position of Purchasing and Personnel Administrator – a position she held until retiring in 1991. Funeral services were held at Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin, with interment following in Preeceville Cemetery.

MATTISON – Milford I Mattison was born in 1912 and lived his short life in Sturgis. He passed away in 1929 at the age of 17 (accident related). He was the second son born to Malvin and Inga (nee Nylo) Mattison. He had an older brother Oscar born in 1910. His parents moved to Windsor, Ontario in 1950 and are buried there.

MATTISON – Morley James Mattison was born November 5, 1948 in Preeceville and attended school in Preeceville. He worked in Saskatoon in the auto body trade, returning to Preeceville to operate his own Auto body Shop. The shop was destroyed by fire in 1980. He continued working in this trade and various laborer positions until his death at the age of 46. A love of the outdoors led to the pastimes of fishing and hunting. He married Joanne Tkachuk on July 11, 1970 at Preeceville United Church. He died in a single vehicle accident northwest of Preeceville on August 29, 1995. Predeceased by a brother Darrell, he is survived by his parents, Carlott and Lillian Mattison; his wife, Joanne; a son Jeremy and a daughter Jolene; a brother Ron and sister Carla.

MATTISON – Odvin Lindo Mattison of Preeceville passed away on November 25, 1992 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Odvin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Edna; daughter, Jean (Carl) Babiuk of Sturgis; his son, Dean Mattison of Saskatoon; six grandchildren, Carla, Cory, Kristen, Keith all of Sturgis and Jayce and Joshua Mattison of Saskatoon; one great-grandchild, Justin Keller of Sturgis; his brothers Ken and Carlotte Mattison both of Preeceville; one sister, Bernie Csutor of Toronto; Odvin was born on May 2, 1905 at Borup, Minn., to Oscar and Clara Mattison. He came with his family to Preeceville in 1913. He received his formal education in Preeceville. His initial duties included helping his mother run a coffee shop in Preeceville, later assisting in running the family owned Golden West Hotel. He married Edna Mitchell on Nov 2, 1937. After marriage, they moved to a farm south of Sturgis and then in 1946 to the farm north of Sturgis from which he retired to Preeceville in 1976. Ever remembered for his kindness, unselfishness and generosity, his patient manner was evident in everything he did. He loved to hunt and fish, but his greatest enjoyment in life came from his gardening and horticultural activities. He had a certain reverence for nature and wildlife and was a strong proponent of conservation and environmental protection. He will be remembered for his commitment to introduce Canada Geese into this area of the province.

MATTISON – Oscar O. Mattison was born at Sand Creek, Wisconsin on July 14, 1878. In 1885 he moved with his parents to Borup, Minn., where he married Clara Larson in 1902. He operated a hardware business in Borup until 1913, when arrangements were made and the 600-mile journey began by a Model-T car to Canada. He had come to pursue land that his father had purchased earlier, but he was not especially interested in farming. Shortly after arriving in Preeceville, Oscar became involved in other business ventures, while breaking land and trying to farm at the same time. He went in business with Albert Skrukrud. This partnership was the first Massey-Harris, and car dealers in town. They also owned a general store, which they sold when they went into the garage business. In 1942 he sold the garage and retired. Mr. Mattison was an ardent community worker in the early days, and served many years on the Village Council, several terms as Overseer. He was also one of the main pillars of the Preeceville Public Company. Oscar developed a heart condition and passed away on December 13, 1957. He was 79 years old. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church. Besides his wife, Oscar leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Bernice Csutor of Toronto and Merle Rivney of Preeceville; three sons, Kenneth and Carlott of Preeceville and Odvin of Sturgis; three brothers, Melvin, Oliver and Carlott in the States; two sisters, Clara Midthune of Borup and Gunda Ness of Vancouver. Two daughters and two sons predeceased him.

MATTISON – Sharon Fay Mattison was born on January 11, 1942, the third child of Ken and Fern Mattison. She grew up in Preeceville and was educated at Preeceville School. She left school in grade ten and enrolled in hairdressing coarse. She obtained a hairdressing position in Melville, where she met and married Bob Jones. They moved to Preeceville and separated in 1973. Sharon and her children moved to Regina the same year. She worked at Robert Simpson’s store part time and then returned to school taking a business college course. In 1975 she started working for the Department of Highways as a Permit Officer, a job she held for more than 20 years. She worked hard at everything she did, from trucking to hairdressing to public servant, her drive and determination allowed her to succeed at whatever she tackled. In 1985 she moved an old farmhouse to Nelson Lake to be used as a summer cottage. She worked many years renovating the place into a comfortable summer retreat. Sharon passed away on September 11, 2005 at the Coteau Range Manor in Avonlea. A celebration of her life was held in Regina, with internment of ashes to be held later in Preeceville. Predeceased by her father in 1993; she is survived by her mother Fern Mattison; husband Jerry Stefanyshyn; daughters, Sharilee Nichols, Melody and Kevin Jones; brother Dennis Mattison; sisters Doreen Mattison, Dianne Pollock, Carol Holitzki and Laurel Mattison and grandchildren, Jenna and Jessie.

McIntyre – Anne May McIntyre, 81 of Morden, MB passed away on September 18, 2001. Funeral service held at St. Paul’s United Church in Morden. Graveside service held at Preeceville Cemetery. Born on February 16, 1920 in Morden she attended Brandon Normal School and taught at two country schools near Manitou and Woodnorth. She served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in London, England during the Second World War. She married Earl McIntyre in 1945. They farmed near Roblin and she worked as postmistress at Deepdale. They later lived in Grandview, La Riviere, Elm Creek, Treherne, Preeceville, Russell and Pilot Mound, before retiring to Morden, where she played the piano for dances, church and community groups. Predeceased by her husband, Earl in 1998, her parents, Fred and Mary Hall, three brothers, Fred, George and Jack Hall, two sisters, Beatrice Hall and Ruth McMurtry, and a daughter Margaret in 1967, she is survived by two sons, Jack (Janice) and Don (Val); two daughters, Susan (Les) Lebo and Pat (Vince) Roberts; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

McINTYRE – Margaret Ruth McIntyre, age 14, passed away in the Preeceville Hospital in August 1967 from injuries suffered earlier the same day when she fell from a horse. The mishap occurred at 11:30 am, when she was riding a horse in a lane at the rear of the Co-op Store in Preeceville. She fell onto a parked truck, suffering both head and internal injuries. She is survived by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Earl McIntyre, who moved to Preeceville two weeks ago from Treherne, MB, where Mr. McIntyre had served as the United Church minister; two brothers, Donald age 20 and Jack 12; two sisters, Patricia and Susan age 8. Funeral services were held at the United Church, and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery.

McKENZIE – Martin ‘Marty’ Douglas McKenzie, 30 of Regina and formerly of Sturgis, passed away December 27, 1989 in the Yorkton hospital. Funeral held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on June 25, 1959 in The Pas, MB, he attended school at The Pas and Selkirk, MB and took upgrading at Yorkton. He was taking electrical courses. His work experience included: fire fighting, dry walling, roofing, painting, house renovations and farm work. Martin was likeable and made friends easily with a wide variety of people. Always willing to help, he hated to be alone. He was quick to aid or defend his family and turned to them in his own need. He was an excellent baby-sitter to his nephews and loved all his family. A complex person, in some ways very open and in others very closed. He struggled with some deep problems. Extremely painful stomach problems made regular work impossible. He could no longer eat well and had lost a great deal of weight and strength. Predeceased by his grandparents, George McKenzie and Martin and Anna Swanson, he is survived by his mother, Laverna Swanson-Lindbloom; his father, Thomas Douglas McKenzie; a brother, George; his grandmother, Jesse McKenzie; his stepfather, Bruce Lindbloom and five sisters, Ellen and Gisele McKenzie, Michele Yaremko and Myrna and Melody Lindbloom.

MEBERG – Ben Meberg, 94 of Preeceville, died on May 20, 1986 in the Preeceville Hospital. Bjarne Urby (Ben) Meberg was born in Eshow Zululand, South Africa, on January 12, 1892. When five years old, he returned with his parents to Lista, Norway. Here he received his education and learnt the carpentry trade. At the age of 18, he went to North Dakota. He married Geoline Sando on December 20, 1916. In 1918 he and his family moved to Preeceville where he farmed in the Waler school district for more than 30 years. He was well known for his carpentry ability and some of his first projects were building the Waler School (1923) and the steeple on St. John Lutheran Church (1919), a town landmark. He moved into the town of Preeceville in 1949 where he continued his trade until 1965, building many houses, barns and schools in the surrounding area. One of the pleasures in Ben’s life was serving his community. He held office on the church council, rural municipal and town councils and rural telephone company boards. He was active in all sports, especially horseshoe and curling and was instrumental in starting the Preeceville Horseshoe Club, of which he was a charter member. He was entered into the Saskatchewan Sportsman Hall of Fame, being the Provincial horseshoe champion. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, his wife, and an infant son. Harold and an infant great-grandson, Fredrick Myhr; he is survived by four children, Mildred Tonn, Gladys Myhr and Norman Meberg of Preeceville and Doris Rostad of Calgary; four brothers, Harold, Arne, Leif and Thorvald; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

MEBERG – Geoline Meberg, 82 of Preeceville, passed away February 2, 1977. Funeral service was held at the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Born near ST. Thomas, N.D., on June 8, 1894, she was the third oldest in a family of seven brothers and six sisters. She married Ben Meberg on December 20, 1916 on their family farm at ST. Thomas. They moved to Sask. in the spring of 1918 and farmed seven miles south east of Preeceville. In 1949, they retired and moved to Preeceville. She was a charter member of the Farm Wives Club and had been secretary of the cemetery association for 20 years and was the historian for St. John’s churchwomen. Predeceased by an infant son, Harold (Doris’ twin) in 1927; an infant great-grandson, Fredrick Myhr in 1972, three brothers, Lawrence and Adolph of the USA and Martin of Preeceville, she is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mildred Tonn, Gladys (Art) Myhr, both of Preeceville and Doris (Joe) Rostad of Calgary; a son, Norman (married to Jean Simpson); two brothers, Carl and Norris Sando; five sisters, Esther Ottum, Clara Meberg, Myrtle Rifenberrick, Nettie Hansen and Gladys Holte; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MEBERG – Harold Meberg was born August 23, 1927 and died August 26, 1927. He was the son of Ben and Geoline Meberg.

MEBERG – Jean Thelma Meberg, 69 of Preeceville, died on May 10, 1992 in Plains Hospital in Regina. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on January 25, 1923 on a farm in the Lady Lake area, she was educated at Sunny Brae School. She worked for several years at the DuPlate factory at Windsor, ON. On June 8, 1949 she married Norman Meberg at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. They farmed in the Preeceville area and moved into Preeceville in 1990. She was a member of the United Church Women and the Farm Wives Club. Predeceased by her father, William Simpson and her mother Nellie Simpson, she is survived by her husband; a son Laurie of Preeceville; a daughter, Bonnie of Saskatoon; a brother, Ray Simpson of Saskatoon; two sisters, Margaret Hilton of Preeceville and Lorraine Dietch of Los Angeles and five grandchildren

MEBERG – Norman Dennis Meberg passed away on April 22, 2010 at the Preeceville Hospital. Norman had a number of health problems over the last number of years and was in Preeceville Hospital after having returned from a few in days in Regina Hospital. He was born April 25, 1923, south of Preeceville on his parent’s farm in the Waler School District. Norman was the third of five children born to his parents Bjarne (Ben) and Geoline Meberg. Norman grew up on the farm and attended Waler School receiving his formal education there. H took his grade nine by correspondence. After his school years he worked on the farm and including working for his sister Gladys and her husband Arthur, on their farm. He worked some winters in the logging business at Hudson Bay and Port Alberni, BC. He married Jean Simpson on June 8, 1949 in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. When they were first married, Jean and Norman took over the family farm and his parents moved to town. It was a mixed farm and then in 1971 it became a dairy farm as a partnership with his son Laurie. Norman and Jean moved to their new home in Preeceville in September 1990. In 1992, Jean died and Norman was alone until he married Mary Mushanski in Trinity United Church April 29, 1995. During his life he was very active with the Sask. Dairy Producers Ltd. He served as delegate, director, and vice president and president for a period of over 30 years from 1963-1996. He was also involved in some other community organizations including a member of the Lions Club, United Church serving in various roles, including a member of the choir and on the church board. He loved to dance, playing cards, farming and reading Western Producer. Predeceased by his parents’ his first wife Jean; his sisters, Mildred Tonn, Gladys Myhr, an infant brother, Harold; he is survived by his second wife, Mary; his son, Laurie; his daughter Bonnie (Darcy Hande); his grandchildren, Travis, Brett, Rebecca, Mary Jean Hande and Geoline Hande; his great grandchildren, Maren and Finn Meberg and his sister Doris Rostad.

MEDLANG – Jack Mathew Medlang was born February 12, 1910 to Mikkel and Anna Monsen on their farm east of Tadmore. He was the fifth of nine children. His mother passed away in Dec. 1915. He was then raised by the Ole Medlang family from the time he was six years old till adulthood. He attended Corofin School. He went to work for John Wetterlund in 1934, for a number of years. Then he worked at the Western Construction Lumber Company until 1943. He joined the army in May 1943 and took his training in Prince Albert, Shilo, and Debert, Nova Scotia. Jack married Ingeborg Wetterlund on November 9, 1943. In February 1944, Jack went overseas. During his service there he spent seven months in the front lines. He was discharged from the army in Jan. 1946. He worked on farms and did carpenter work and then purchased his own farm. They had two children, Blaine and Brenda. They moved to town in 1983. Jack farmed until 1991. He passed away in 2003.

MEDLANG – Ole Medlang was born in Norway January 15, 1885, and immigrated to the USA in 1904. He married Sigrid in March 5 1914. In April they moved to Canada. After renting land he purchased his own farm in the Waler district. They had three children of their own, Ragna, Selma and Ingvald and Jack who was adopted from the Monson family. Ole passed away April 10, 1963.

MEDLANG – Selma Medlang, 85 of Preeceville, died on January 21, 2003 in the Yorkton Regional Hospital. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. She was born October 12, 1917 to Ole and Signa Medlang on the family farm in the Sturgis district. She was educated at Corofin and Waler Schools. She worked for several families as housekeeper, and then at Marshall Wells and Co-op Hardware stores in Preeceville, until her retirement in 1980. She was active in pattern and ballroom dancing and bowling. Her health started to fail in early December 2002. She was in and out of hospital since then. Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her special friend, Bill Heshka; two brothers, Invold of Preeceville and Jack (Ingeborg) of Sturgis; and one sister, Ragna Williams of Sturgis.

MELNYCHUK – Annie Melnychuk, 88 of Preeceville, died on February 16, 1995 in Preeceville Hospital. Born on September 15, 1905 in the Olesha district, she farmed until 1965, when she retired and moved to Preeceville. She was a member of the Olesha Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by her father, Zahary in 1935 and her mother, Domika in 1945, her sister, Nettie Maloney in 1957 and two brothers, Klym 1976 and Andrew in 1991, she is survived by a brother Bill of Preeceville and two sisters, Margaret Stachiw of Preeceville and Bella (John) Patragura of Preeceville.

MELNYCHUK – Katherine Melnychuk (nee Kotyk) was born in 1905. She married Klym Melnychuk in 1923, and they raised thirteen children: Mike, Stephanie, Peter, Betty, Helen, Bill, Pauline, Steve, Mary, Joyce, Sonia, Livia and Eugenia. They farmed in the Hryhoriw district and retired to Preeceville in 1971. Katherine resided in a nursing home the last years of her life. She passed away in 1995.

MELNYCHUK – Klym Melnychuk, was born in 1896 and came to Canada with his parents, Jachary and Domina Melnychuk. In 1911 he was among the first students to attend Hryhoriw School. He married Katherine Kotyk in the Doborowody Church in 1923. They farmed in the Chechow district for two years. Then they purchased land in the Hryhoriw district. They had 13 children. In 1971, they retired and moved to Preeceville. The following year, Klym moved to the Gateway Lodge in Canora. He died in 1976, at the age of 80.

MELNYCHUK – Olga Melnychuk was born on June 3, 1934 on the family farm four miles northeast of Donwell She attended Bridok School. She worked at the Villa Hotel in Norquay as a cook and waitress and married Bill Melnychuk on June 17, 1972, in Canora. They retired from farming in 1988. She was a lifelong member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Olga passed away on February 21, 2000. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Tillie (Gulka) Lozinsky, she is survived by her husband, Bill; two sons, David and Dennis; a brother Nick Lozinsky of Donwell; a sister, Rosie Yufrym and one granddaughter.

MELNYCHUK – William (Bill) Melnychuk, 91 of Preeceville, passed away on July 22, 1998. Born on March 15, 1907 in the Olesha district, he farmed until 1965, when he retired and moved to Preeceville. He was a member of the Olesha Ukrainian Catholic Church and after moving to Preeceville he became a member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. He became a resident of the Lions Hostel on May 19, 1994. Predeceased by his parents, Zachary in 1935 and Domka in 1946, two brothers, Klym in 1976 and Andrew in 1991, three sisters, Nettie Maloney in 1957, Annie Melnychuk in 1994 and Margaret Stachiw in 1998, he is survived by a sister, Bella (John) Patrygura of Preeceville.

MESSENGER – Margaret Louise Messenger, 60 of Sturgis and formerly of Usherville, passed away on May 14, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on September 25, 1943 in Hudson Bay to Fredrick and Katrina (Regier) Pahlke, she attended school in Reserve and Weekes. She was a part of Messenger Logging for 35 years, of a family business in Sturgis. She married Sherol Messenger on October 10, 1959 at Preeceville United Church. Predeceased by her parents, and a brother, Abe, she is survived by her husband, Sherol; a son, Michael (Kathy) of Sturgis; two daughters, Bonnie (Garry) Wilkinson of Grand Prairie and Kathy (David) Mills of Sturgis; two brothers, Ed (Millie) of Moose Jaw and Jim (Millie) of Hudson Bay; two sisters, Tina (Dan) Lipinski of Dubuc and Ann Hamilton of Edmonton; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

MICHALUK – Julia Michaluk, 91 of Preeceville, died on September 18, 1996 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Church. Born on September 25, 1904 on the family farm in the Olesha district, she attended Monastyr School. She married William Michaluk on November 8, 1923 at Hryhoriw Church and was a member of Dobrowody, Olesha and Preeceville churches. In 1966, they retired to Preeceville and she became a resident of the Lions Hostel in 1991. Predeceased by her parents, Steve and Mary (Madarash) Tkachuk, her husband, William in 1992; a daughter Stella in 1934; two sons Joe in 1961 and Mike in 1962, and two sisters, Ann Krochak and Lena Brezinski, she survived by one son John of Preeceville; four daughters Mary Kulyk of Wadena, Olga Uper of Winnipeg, Ann Zazula of Wadena and Jennie Stefanyshyn of Wadena; three brothers, Joe (Mary) of Preeceville, Mike (Marcia) of Yorkton and Ted (Ethel) Tkachuk of Hudson Bay; three sisters, Ethel Poruch of Ontario, Helen Haddock of Toronto and Sophie Sushetski of Yorkton; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren

MICHALUK – William Michaluk, 89 of Preeceville and formerly of Buchanan, passed away December 21, 1992 at City Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on November 22, 1903 in the Ukraine, he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1905. He farmed in the Buchanan-Preeceville area most of his life and retired in 1966. He married Julia Tkochuk at Hryhoriw Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1923. Predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Stella in 1934, two sons, Joe in 1961 and Mike in 1962 and a sister, Mary, he is survived by his wife, Julia; a son, John (Ann) of Preeceville; four daughters, Mary (Don) Kulyk of Wadena, Olga Uper of Winnipeg, Ann (Dan) Zazula of Wadena and Jennie (Paul) Stephanyshen of Wadena; a half sister, Pauline Maryniak of Wadena; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

MIDOCK – George Midock, age 80 of Preeceville, passed away on June 5, 1995 in the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service was held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. George was born on the family farm in the Astwood district on December 9, 1914. He farmed there until retiring in 1981 and then moved to Preeceville where he resided until his death. Survived by his sisters, Doris Blakeley of Burnaby and Kate Olson of Preeceville and a brother Jack of Montreal.

MIHALICZ – Joseph Mihalicz, 77 of Preeceville, died on May 2, 1994 in Preeceville Hospital. The funeral service was held in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sturgis. Born on December 16, 1916 in Lestock, he was the son of Ellis (Sr.) and Julia (Riczu) Mihalicz. He received his education at the Rural School District of Virag (Lestock). In September of 1930, they left Lestock and homesteaded northwest of Endeavour. In 1931, at the age of 15, he began working on farms during the summer and sawmills in winter. During this time he also began clearing his own homestead with an axe and grub hoe. In 1941, he went to Welland, ON and worked for two years in the steel mills. He then worked for the city of Flin Flon for one year, 1944. On Dec. 6, 1945, he married Judith Galiz at St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church, Rockford. He farmed from 1947 to 1989. To augment the farming income he worked a number of winters in sawmills, and from 1972-83, he drove school bus. The couple remained on the farm in the Endeavour district until the autumn of 1992, when they moved to Preeceville. Over the years he was involved in many local organizations including: the Rockford Snowplow Club, local and central school boards, rural telephone company, Rockford Community Association, Endeavour History Book and St. Leo’s Parish committee. During his retirement years he worked at odd jobs and built blue birdhouses, many of, which are visible along the road from Endeavour to Preeceville. Predeceased by his father in 1984, his mother in 1986, and his sister Elizabeth in 1989, he is survived by his wife, Judith; four sons, Garry (Sherry) of Saskatoon, Jim (Faye) of Snow Lake, Dave (Bev) of Assiniboia and Ken (Debbie) of Lintlaw; a daughter, Judy (Dale) Bohn of Ebenezer; three brothers, Ellis of Stockholm, Albert of Regina and Robert (Marilyn) of Regina; two sisters, Minnie Kish of Preeceville and Margaret (John) Bozsik of Regina; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MILETTE – Louis Milette, 71 of Preeceville, died suddenly at his home on March 2, 2002. Funeral held at St. Patrick’s RC Church in Sturgis. Lou was born on September 6, 1930 in Regina, moving to Moose Jaw where he spent his childhood. He was living in Regina, teaching ballroom dancing when he met his future wife, Marion Kardynal. They were married in 1955 and moved to Preeceville to farm. Since his retirement from farming he had been working at the Preeceville Assiniboine Manor, the town administration building and the Preeceville Funeral Home. Lou was a member of the Knights of Columbus, originally in Canora, later transferring to the Sturgis Council. For the past two years he was a member at large of the St. Patrick’s Parish Council, where he has been a devoted parishioner for over 45 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Marie Milette, his brothers Emil and Maurice and his sisters Ida and Lorraine. He will be remembered and forever missed by his wife of 47 years, Marion; daughters Cindy, Paula, Melissa; sons, Stephen and Michael. He is also survived by his sisters, Sister Cecile, Ann Leskun, Simone Jones, Louisa Gould, and Rita Hochban; and brothers Leo and Roland. .

MILLER – Anna Isabelle Miller (nee Preece) was born on June 12, 1884 in Ottowa, Illinois. She married Fred Miller in 1902. They came to Canada in 1905 and took a homestead. There were four children in the family: Isabelle Mary (Belle) was born in 1906, Johnny William Carl was born in 1910, Mildred May born in 1912. and Louise Esther born in 1915 (after her mother died in 1918, she was raised by her grandmother Mary Carstein). Anna passed away in March 1918.

MILLER – Fred Miller was born on March 21, 1883 in Suemonville, Indiana. He married Anna Preec in Pontiac, Ill in 1902. They came to Canada in 1905 and took up a homestead. They had four children. His wife died in March of 1918. In February 1919, Fred married Katherine Gerrard, a widow with two sons, James and Gordon. They had one son, Fred, born on November 19, 1919. Fred Miller Sr. died on April 3, 1950 in the Preeceville Hospital.

MILLER – Gordon Miller H. born in 1933, the son of Tom and Hilda Miller. He married Annabelle Brooks from Preeceville and they had five children. They farmed in the Robinson Creek area for ten years. Gordon was accidentally killed in 1968, when struck by falling rock at a potash mine at Allen, SK. He had been employed at the mine for almost three years.

MINKLER – Bert Charles was born in 1869 and was raised in Iowa near the town of Hampton. He and his wife Clara (nee Glass), came to Canada in 1911 and took a homestead. The land was heavily wooded with large poplars; a sawmill was situated on the quarter of land adjoining the homestead. He cut the timber on his land and had it sawed into lumber to sell They moved from the homestead in 1915 and settled down to farm life in the Beaver Falls district. They adopted a daughter, Lily. Bert farmed and worked out. He had a team of mules and helped to haul ties when the railway went west from Preeceville in 1912. In the winter of 1911-12 he worked at a sawmill. He purchased land in the Beaver Falls area and farmed the land in summer and worded in a sawmill north of Endeavour in the winter. He took lumber for his pay in order to build a barn. In January 1927, he got pneumonia and died at the age of 57.

MINKLER – Clara Jane was born in 1873 in Iowa where she married Bert Minkler. They came to Canada and homesteaded. This quarter had heavy bush and was hard to break up. While her husband worked out, she stayed on the farm to look after the farm animals. In 1927 her husband passed a way. Clara remained on the farm and with hired help ran it successfully. In 1929 they built a large barn for their dairy herd. In the early 1930 she adopted a son Marvin. She continued to farm until Marvin was old enough to manage it. After her house on the farm burned down, she lived with her daughter Lily and son-in-law Hilding Nelson in Sturgis. When they moved away she lived with her son Marvin and his wife, Hilda until her death in 1964.

MINKLER – Marvin Minkler was born in 1922. Clara Minkler adopted him as a young boy. Marvin farmed his parents homestead, six miles north of Preeceville and then sold the land to the Thorson Brothers. He an his wife Hilda, with their two daughters, Fayne and Valerie came to Endeavour, where they purchased the Pioneer Hotel in 1961. In 1963 twin daughters were born to them, Danita and Danette. Marvin served as both councilor and mayor of Endeavour. He also sold hail insurance and was an adjuster for the hail company from 1964-74. Marvin had a heart attack and passed away on November 19, 1974 at the age of 52.

MITCHELL – Beda Mitchell (nee Abrahamson), passed away peacefully and with dignity on September 30, 1994, brought on by a heart attack a few days before. Beda was born September 9, 1914 in the district of Preeceville. In 1935 she married Charles Stuart Mitchell. They were founding members of the first co-operative farming venture in Sask. Beda loved being at Crystal Lake, her flowers and rock garden, games of scrabble and solitaire, antiques, creative craft ideas, philosophical theories, her memories, and above all she loved life. She lived it to the fullest and that is all she asked and expected of others. Such a simple, but remarkable legacy she has bequeathed to her family. Predeceased by her husband, Charlie. She leaves to mourn daughters: Donna, Sandra and Judy; and sons, Robert and Derek; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

MITCHELL – Berton (Bert) Mitchell was born in 1913, the son of Sam and Pearl Mitchell of Preeceville. Bert married Laura Myhran April 16, 1939. They moved to their own land in 1940 and lived there until 1949, then purchased a house in Sturgis. They raised three children: Sharon, Herbert and Ron. Bert enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and curling. He was a member of town council. Bert bought land south of Sturgis. They moved back and forth between Sturgis and the farm until they moved a new house into Sturgis in 1972. Bert farmed until 1982, then retired due to ill health. He passed away on November 26, 1993 and is buried in Preeceville Cemetery.

MITCHELL – Charles was born in 1909, the son of Harold and Susan Mitchell. He married Beda Abrahamson and they farmed south of Preeceville. In 1946 they sold the farm and moved to Sturgis. With five other families they formed the Co-op farm. Charlie was a highly respected farmer, renowned for his knowledge of soils and crops. Charlie is best remembered for his remarkable contributions to his community and his province. He was the Reeve of the RM of Preeceville for 25 years. He was chairman of the Sturgis School Unit Board for two years. He was responsible for organizing the Home Care District that covered Sturgis, and was the first President. He was an excellent curler and for many years dominated the bonspeil circuit. At the Provincial level, Charlie was an elected member of the Executive of the Sask. Association of Rural Municipalities for 12 years and the president of that organization for three years. H was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sask. Power Corp. for ten years and a member of Social Services Appeal Committee for 14 years. Charlie received many honors recognizing his contributions. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Sask. And shortly after his death in 1986, he was appointed to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame. Charlie passed away in 1986.

MITCHELL – Doreen Pearl Marie Mitchell was born November 22, 1936 the daughter of William and Ethel Mitchell. She had one brother, Kenneth. Doreen passed away December 20, 1943.

MITCHELL – Ethel Hilda Mitchell, 87 of Preeceville, died on June 1, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville, with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. Born on March 17, 1909 in Sacred Heart, Minn., she was educated at Etoimamie School. She married William Mitchell on July 30, 1934, at the Baptist Church in Yorkton. As a homemaker she gardened, cooked and raised her family. She was a member of the Farm Wives Club and the United Church Women. Predeceased by her parents, Olaf C. and Mary Thideman; her husband, William in 1992; a daughter, Doreen in 1943; and four brothers, Maurice, Birden, Erwin and Philip Thideman, she is survived by a son, Ken (Elsie) of Preeceville, and two grandchildren.

MITCHELL – Gladys Mary Mitchell, 85 of Preeceville, passed away on October 27, 2001 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC. Born on December 6, 1915 in Stranraer, SK., she attended Toft Hill School and worked on the family farm. She attended business school in Vancouver and joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1942. She married John Mitchell on October 25, 1947, at the United Church manse in Preeceville. They farmed south of Preeceville. She was a member of the Farm Wives Club, Sturgis 4-Beef Club and Kelsey Ecological Society. Predeceased by her parents, Raymond in 1944 and Gladys Norman in 1972, her husband John in 1990; and a brother George Norman in 1986, she is survived by five daughters, Muriel, Margaret, Catherine, Constance and Ruth; four sisters, Gwyneth Lindsay, Betty Armstrong, Deirdre Robinson and Cissy McLachlan; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

MITCHELL – Harold Oscar Mitchell was born in County Carlow, Ireland in 1883. He came to the Yorkton district with his parents in 1891. In 1904, Harold married Susan Smith. They raised six children. Harold ran a livery barn at Buchanan and then they homesteaded three miles south of Preeceville. In 1911 they moved into Preeceville, where Harold operated a livery barn and they had the first Post Office a short time. In 1913 they farmed in the Corofin district and later moved to the Norway district. In 1919 Harold purchased a section of land in the Waler district and farmed there until he retired in 1938 and moved to Preeceville. He was active in community affairs. He served on both the rural and town councils. Harold passed away in 1966.

MITCHELL – Howard P. Mitchell was born in 1905, the son of Harold and Susan Mitchell. He spent most of his adult life working as a labor union organizer out of Toronto, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. He and his wife, Nora, resided in Winnipeg and raised two children, Howard Joe and Mary. Howard passed away in 1983.

MITCHELL – Hugh Walter Mitchell was born on August 16, 1912 at Preeceville, to Harold and Susan Mitchell. He was the youngest of five brothers and had one sister. He attended Waler and Preeceville schools. He worked at the flourmill in Preeceville and then set up and operated the flourmill in Norquay. Hugh married Olga Myhr on November 17, 1937 at the Lutheran Manse in Preeceville. They lived and farmed south of Sturgis. They had two children: Carole Marie and Hugh Allan. Hugh was a founding member of the first co-operative farm in Sask. in 1946, a founding member of the Sturgis Credit Union, he was instrumental in establishing the Sturgis and district telephone services and spent many years on the telephone board, he was involved in the forming of the first school unit band program in Sturgis. He was a member of Sask. Wheat Pool, a counselor for the RM of Preeceville and a coroner. He was an avid curler, and was often the draw master for Sturgis bonspeil’s. He enjoyed, golfing, bowling and watching football. Hugh retired from farming in 1971. Hugh passed away December 29, 1995 in Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Predeceased by his parents; and four brothers, Clifford, Wilbert, Howard and Charlie; he is survived by his wife Olga; a son Allan of Yorkton; a daughter Carole Boyle of Kamloops, BC; a sister Edna Mattison of Preeceville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MITCHELL – John Walter Mitchell was born in 1911, the son of Sam and Pearl Mitchell. He married Mary Norman in October 1947 and they farmed south of Preeceville. John was an active member of the Sask. Farmers Union for many years. They raised five daughters. John passed away in 1990.

MITCHELL – Olga Beata Mitchell, passed away peacefully at the age of 96, in the Preeceville Lions Hostel in Preeceville. Her parents Olaf and Bertine (Elleraas) Myhr came to Canada from Norway in 1906 to settle on the Riverside Farm west of Preeceville. On January 24, 1912 Olga was born the fifth child of twelve children, who would bless the Myhr family. Olga grew up in a home filled with music and in a family that valued faith and family togetherness and they all remained close throughout their lives in spite of time and distance. She received her grade ten education in Preeceville and considered a career in nursing, but stayed home to help the family. She became known as an excellent baker perfecting buns, lefsa, scones and flatbread. She hosted many family gatherings including wonderful Christmas celebrations complete with memoirs of the Norwegian traditions of her childhood, which she always held dear. She married Hugh Mitchell on November 17, 1937 and initially they lived with Hugh’s parents, Susan and Harold Mitchell. In 1939 they moved to their first farm south of Sturgis known as ‘The Sweet Place’ Their daughter Carol Marie was born in 1941 and their son Hugh Allan in 1943. In 1945, with five other families the incorporated the first Co-op Farm in Sask. They lived there until Hugh’s passing in 1995, and Olga remained in her home until 2000 when she moved to the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Left to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life are sisters, Jean Bailey, Clara Cole, brother Ken Myhr; daughter Carol and son Allan; granddaughters Janice, Allison and Terri-Lynn; grandsons, Mark Boyle and Trent Mitchell and great-grandchildren, Hayes, Kier and Roan Boyle and Clarke Mitchell.

MITCHELL – Nora Sophia Mitchell, was born on April 27, 1909 in the Preeceville district to parents, Gus and Caroline (Nelson) Swanson. She married Wilbert Mitchell in November of 1931, but her husband died less than one year later on November 16, 1932. Several years later she was converted to Christ and shortly after entered Bethel Bible Institute, the Pentecostal Bible School in Saskatoon. She graduated from there in 1945, and entered the ministry as a lady pastor for about a year. She then returned to Preeceville to look after her ailing father, until his passing. She worked for the Preeceville Telephone Exchange for thirteen years, until the dial system was installed. After a lengthily illness she passed away in Grey Nuns Hospital on Feb 10, 1964 at the age of 53 years. The funeral was held at the United Church and interment in the Preeceville Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband Wilbert, her parents, Gus in 1955, her mother in 1944; a brother Clarence in 1918; two sisters, Edith in 1918 and Carrie in 1916. Nora leaves to mourn her loss, her sister Mrs. Winnie Elleraas of Preeceville and her brother Arnold Swanson of Edmonton.

MITCHELL – Pearl P. Mitchell (nee Preece) came to Canada from the USA in 1905 with her parents, two brothers and four sisters. She married Samuel Mitchell on March 4, 1908 in Canora. They lived on Sam’s homestead in the Preeceville area. They raised four boys and two girls; William, John, Berton, Edith, Pearl, Sam Jr. Pearl passed away at the age of 51 on March 4, 1937.

MITCHELL – Richard (Dick) Mitchell was born at Parksview County Carlow, Ireland, on January 24, 1864. He came to Canada in 1881. He made his way some 60 miles north of Yorkton, where he and his brothers built a sod house and barns. He married Hannah Tulik around 1904. (Hannah was born in the village of Hryhoriw povet Buchock, Austria. She came with her family to Canada in 1902. She died May 16, 1934 and is buried at Olesha Cemetery. At one time Richard operated a store and machinery business. He opened the first post office, hence the name Mitchellview. He was the Justice of the Peace for quite some time. He was secretary for several schools; He was on the council for Buchanan RM for several years as council and Reeve. Their children: Dora born in 1905, William born in 1907, Sam 1909, Charles Michael 1913, Walter 1916, Robert 1919 and Athol born September 3, 1922 – died November 6, 1931. Richard passed away on May 19, 1937.

MITCHELL – Ronald Berton was born in Preeceville Hospital on December 2, 1950, the son of Bert and Laura Mitchell of Sturgis. He received all his education in Sturgis. He worked in the bush, at Thompson and in BC. He married Jo-Ann McKay of Bow City, AB on April 20, 1974. They moved to Preeceville. They were involved in sports and Ron enjoyed hunting. He farmed with his father and brother until his death on January 10, 1984.

MITCHELL – Samuel J. Mitchell was born November 3, 1876. He came from Ireland in 1892, with his parents, four brothers and one sister to the Yorkton area. His first years in Canada he worked with his brothers, Athol and Harold for Gordon Ironsides and Company, feeding cattle. In 1902 he took up a homestead in the Preeceville area. He married Pearl Preece in Canora, on March 4, 1908. Together they farmed. Sam dealt in horses, which he bought in Toronto and Maple Creek. He was Reeve of the Preeceville RM for 25 years or more. He served as a school trustee for the Beaver Bluff school district for over 20 years and served on the Rural Telephone board, Wheat Pool committee and agricultural board, when Preeceville had fairs. Sam passed away Nov 10, 1948.

MITCHELL - Susan Elizabeth Mitchell was born November 3, 1886 in Fort Qu’Appelle. At an early age, she moved with her parents to the north end of Good Spirit Lake, where her parents ranched and had a post office. She was educated at Orkney School near Yorkton and White Sand school near Devils Lake, south of Buchanan. She married Harold Mitchell at Yorkton in 1904 and they ranched in the Devils Lake area. In 1911 they came to Preeceville, where he operated a livery barn. In 1914, they began farming south of Sturgis, retiring in 1938 and moving to Preeceville. There were six children born to this marriage over 8 ½ years. They were Howard, Wilbert, Charles, Clifford, Hugh and Edna. Susan was an active church worker and a member of the Homemakers club for over 60 years. Susan died June 23, 1981 in the Preeceville Hospital. Predeceased by her husband in 1966; two sons, Harold Wilbert in 1932 and Clifford George in 1921; she is survived by three sons, Howard, Charles and Hugh and a daughter Edna Mattison; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

MITCHELL – Harold Wilbert Mitchell was born in 1907, the son of Harold and Susan Mitchell. In 1931, he married Nora Swanson. The following year, in 1932 he suffered an accidental death.

MITCHELL – William H. Mitchell was born December 20, 1908, the son of Sam and Pearl Mitchell. He married Ethel Thideman and together they farmed for many years. They had two children, Doreen and Kenneth. William was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Preeceville Wheat Pool Committee, Rural Telephone Co., Chairman and Trustee of Beaver Bluff school, Chairman of Sturgis School Unit Trustees assoc., member of S.F.U since 1939 and an active member of N.F.U., and an active member and chairman of Co-op Implements Preeceville committee. William passed away December 19,1992.

MOEKERK – Gena (Eugenie) Moekerk, 81 of Preeceville, passed away February 10, 2004 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Service held at Preeceville Funeral Home. She was born July 17, 1922 in the Sturgis district. Gena Tremback attended Woodlight School. She worked on the Feeley farm, south of Preeceville. On April 4, 1954 she married Joe Moekerk at the Zion United Church in Moose Jaw. She was a member of the Progressive Homemakers, the CCF and the NDP parties. Predeceased by her husband Joe; and three sisters, Molly and Dora and Jessie in infancy, she is survived by a son Don; a sister Ann Kereliuk and three grandchildren.

MOEKERK – Joe was born in 1914 at Benson, SK. His father was a railway man so the family moved often. Joe was always interested in farming and began working on a farm for $5 a month. With his dad’s help, he acquired a few head of cattle and horses. In November of 1934 he loaded boxcars with stock machinery and household items and headed for Buchanan, where he rented a farm for two years. He worked for Myron Feeley and purchased his own land in 1944. In 1954 he bought another quarter of land. He married Gena Tremback in April 1954. They had one son, Donald. Joe passed away in 1989.

MOHR – Evelyn Mohr was born in 1921, the daughter of Martin and Emma Sando. She came to Canada with her parents and brother Marvin in 1921 from North Dakota and settled in the Waler School district. She passed away in 1999.

MONELLA – Mary Monella, 71 passed away in Preeceville Hospital on September 12, 1972. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was born in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1902, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dmytriw. They settled in the Hryhoriw district. She married Wasyl Monella in 1922 and they farmed in the Hryhoriw district. They later moved to the Ketchen district and farmed until 1958 and then moved into Hazel Dell. After her husband’s death in 1961, she moved to Preeceville. Survived by a son, Steve of Calgary; five daughters, Katie Kowal, Elsie Patrosh, Angeline Derish, Helen Berezitsky and Annie Kwasny; 28 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

MOORE – Clinton Merlin Moore was born September 25, 1960, the son of Harold and Noreen Moore. Clinton had started school in the fall of 1966. On January 15, 1967 he was sliding down a small hill in the back alley of his folks home, when he was struck by a car and killed.

MOORE – Harold Sigurd Moore 76, of Nipawin and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on May 6, 1999. Funeral Service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Nipawin. Burial was in the Preeceville Cemetery. He was born October 5, 1922 near Dubuc; he completed grade 12 in Dubuc and attended Normal School in Regina. Due to a shortage of teachers, he was sent out two months early to teach at High Tor and after completing Normal School taught at Kopje near Sturgis. He joined the air force in October 1942, and served three years in radar in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He returned to teaching in Sept 1945 near Dubuc and married Noreen McEachern in August 1946. They lived in Waldon until moving to Sutherland in 1947. He attended the University of Sask. until the spring of 1950, when he graduated with both Bachelor of Arts and bachelor of education degrees. They spent 17 years in Preeceville, where he taught public school and eventually served as principal. In 1967, they moved to Nipawin, where he was vice-principal of the Composite school and later principal of Nipawin Junior High. He retired from L. P. Miller in 1980 and served Rotary, the Lutheran Church, town council and one year as president of the Sask. Seniors. He was a member of the No Name Band. Predeceased by a son, Clinton Moor, a granddaughter, Christal Lynn Clements, and two brothers, Edwin and Torger, he is survived by his wife, Noreen; one son, Rob (Sheree); four daughters, Lynda (Gary) Clements, Betty-Jo (Neil) Thiessen, Brenda (Brian) Eisner and Pam (Del) Gordon; a sister, Olga Perry; 21 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

MOORE – Pearl Rebecca Moore was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1894. Her parents were Harry Robert and Florence Belyea and siblings, Lillian, May, Fred, Ada, Arthur and Thomas. She married Bert Moore in New Brunswick. Their children were Benny, Hilda, Perry, Verlie, Helen and Edith. They arrived in the Preeceville area around 1915. Pearl passed away in 1927

MORGAN – Andrew Morgan, 66, of Preeceville, passed away January 16, 1984 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born February 4, 1917 at Treherne, MB, he was educated at Nut Grove School at Nut Mountain. He was a sergeant with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps from 1941-1946. He joined the Sask. Power Corporation in 1951 at Regina. He moved to Saskatoon in 1955. His long career with gas construction and maintenance began when he was named project foreman in 1962. Three years later, he was named gas construction and maintenance superintendent, a position, which he held until retirement. He did some farming during his retirement years. He married Alvina Lang on July 2, 1958 in the Zion Lutheran Church at Nut Mountain. Predeceased by his father, Wesley Morgan in 1937, his mother, Olive (Carter) Morgan in 1952; four brothers, Roy, Clarence, George and Lloyd and three sisters, Hazel, Thelma and Minnie; he is survived by his wife, Olive; a son, Don of Saskatoon; four daughters, Cheryl Williams of Edmonton, Marilyn Wallace and Glenna Gately of Saskatoon and Denise of Preeceville; two sisters, Cora Carnduff of Nanaimo and Elsie Donaldson of Nut Mountain; and five grandchildren.

MORKEN – Allan Warren Morken was born on November 2, 1921, the first child of Anton and Hulda Morken. He passed away April 6, 1922.

MORKEN – Anton Morken was born in 1884 in Norway. In 1906 he came to Canada and homesteaded just east of Sturgis. In 1914 he rented out the land and joined the bank staff near Winnipeg. In 1915 he joined the Canadian Army and served overseas. He was wounded in France. He returned to Preeceville in 1919 and took up grain buying again. He married Hulda Ericson on November 25,1919 and they settled in Preeceville. Forced to withdraw from the elevator because of dust allergies, he became a car salesman with the Mattison and Skrukrud Garage. They moved to a farm southwest of Preeceville in the Chechow district. The farm was sold in the mid 1940’s. They had two children together, Norma and William. He remained active in farming and public life until his death of a heart attack in August 1959 at the age of 75. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Legislature for four years; founding member of the Sturgis Credit Union; board member of the Co-op store, Sturgis School Board, St. John Lutheran Church and many others. To honor his service to Saskatchewan, Morken Lake, 50 miles north of La Ronge was named in his memory

MORKEN – David Anthony, was born and died June 30, 1957, the son of Bud and Yvonne Morken of Sturgis.

MORKEN – Hulda Marie Morken was born in Glenwood, Minn., in 1883. She was married to her first husband (Carl Erickson) in the States and they came to Preeceville in 1907 and took a homestead four miles west of Preeceville. They had one child, Violet. After her husband died, in 1908 she moved from the farm to Preeceville. She opened a confectionery store on the main street and also became the postmistress in Preeceville in 1912 and continued this position until 1919 when she married Anton Morken on November 25th. They first lived in town then moved to the Chechow district. In 1926 the family moved to the homestead 1 ½ miles from Sturgis. Their children were Allen born in 1921 and passed away in 1922, Norma in 1924, William (Bud) in 1926. Hulda was crippled for many years with a severe form of arthritis. She passed away in February 1969.

MORKEN – William George ‘Bud’ Morken was born in 1926, the son of Anton and Hulda Morken. He was raised on the family farm, 1 ½ miles south of Sturgis. He obtained his schooling in Sturgis and then went on to graduate from the University of Sask. in 1949, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He married Yvonne Morton in 1951. They had five children: Richard, Margaret, David (deceased), Brian and Elizabeth. Bud farmed all his life and was active in many areas of community service. He was a councilor for the rural Municipality for 6 years and served a term as chairperson of the Preeceville Hospital board; member and chairperson of the Board of St. John-North Prairie Lutheran Church; 4-H leader for 25 years; President of the 4-H district and regional organizations and was part of the Yorkton 4-H regional show committee. In 1966, he received one of 50 Bank of Montreal Centennial Farm Leadership Awards offered in Canada for outstanding rural leadership. He was elected as a director of the UGG in 1971. He was on the executive committee and also UGG’s Saskatchewan vice-president. During his 18 years on the board of directors he served terms as chairman of the Western conference of the Sask. and Canadian Federations of Agriculture. In 1997, he was posthumously honored by being elected to the Sask. Agriculture Hall of Fame In 1982 Bud and Yvonne moved into Sturgis to live although Bud continued to farm. In 1988, he was elected Mayor of Sturgis and continued to hold that position until his death on January 1, 1994 at the age of 68.

MORKEN – Yvonne Isabel Morken was born on April 6, 1928 at Humboldt, SK to Fredrick and Jean (Harper) Morton. Yvonne passed away on September 28, 2013 at the Preeceville Hospital. She had one sibling, brother, Fred Morton who was two years older than she was. She attended school at Humboldt, Watson and Luther College. She graduated from the University of Sask. in1951 with a Bachelor of Home Economics degree. On October 6, 1951, at Turtleford, SK, she married William George Morken, whom she had met while attending a College of Agriculture dance at the University. Yvonne moved to Sturgis with her new husband and they began a wonderful like together, farming and raising their family. Yvonne was very involved in the community as a founding member of the Sturgis Kinette Club and the Whitehawk Arts Council. She and her husband were both active in the ST. John’s Lutheran Church, Preeceville. Yvonne taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and served on the Church Council. As well she was very active with the 4-H Club and a Clothing Club leader for many years, and judging at many 4-H events. She also worked as a Food Demonstrator for Federated Do-op, travelling around district 15 giving baking demonstrations. In 1972 Yvonne obtained her Professional Teaching Certificate and taught at the Sturgis Composite School for 14 years. Later she became one of the original owners of the Made For You Arts & Crafts store in Sturgis. She was a member of the local Farmers Market and made and sold many wonderful pieces of her sewing talents. She served on the Parkland Regional Library Board – Sturgis Branch. In 1982, Bud and Yvonne moved into the town of Sturgis where she continued to live until her passing. She was predeceased by her husband Bud in 1994, son David in infancy 1957, mother and father, Jean and Fredrick Morton, brother Fred Morton, nephew Eric Morton. She is survived by her children, Richard (Mavis), Margaret (Tom) Prekaski, Brian (Shannon) all of Sturgis and Elizabeth (Dale) Prestie of Preeceville; grandchildren, Blair and Ryan Morken, Austin and Adam Morken, Brandon, Ben, Chance Kate and Nichole Prestie; great grandchildren, Ella & Bradyn Morken and Zac Prestie.

MORRAN - Myrtle Johanna Marie Morran passed away peacefully on July 23, 2007 in the Preeceville Lions Hostel, at the age of 94 years. Myrtle was born February 1, 1913, the fourth of seven children born to Ole and Johanna Anderson on the family farm west of Preeceville. In 1945 Myrtle left Preeceville for Flin Flon, MB where she was employed at the Flin Flon Dairy. Upon her mother’s illness, she returned home, where she remained until 1948 when she moved to Vancouver Island. In 1949, she married George Wellington Morran and to this union two children were born. Myrtle and George were married for 10 years. On January 31, 1960, George passed away. Myrtle and her children returned to Preeceville in 1961. The Church was very important to her. She was involved in the Ladies Aid and ELCW for many years and enjoyed knitting and quilting. She was also a member of the Preeceville Farm Wives Club. Her husband George; brothers, Arnold and Melvin; sisters, Mabel and Edna predeceased her; her son, Leslie and daughter Lila; brother Clarence; sister, Gladys; nephew Mark (Aldine) and their son, Justin, survive her. Myrtle had a quiet, patient and caring nature and will be greatly missed by her family. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville.

MOSBY – Ella Mosby was born in 1913 in the United States. She came to Canada in 1918 with her mother, G.C. Mosby and siblings, Orville, George, Edgan, Ellen and Harry. Ella passed away in 1928 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

MOSBY – George Mosby was born in 1907 in the United States and came to Canada with his mother and siblings. They settled in the Preeceville area. George died in 1922.

MUNICH – Alois Munich, age 71 of Lady Lake, passed away September 17, 1980. Funeral service held in St. Patrick’s Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born in Germany, he came to Canada in 1927 and worked as a labourer for Dale’s Construction, and also worked for many of the district farmers. He moved to Lady Lake in 1965, where he lived until his death.

MUSHANSKI – Peter Mushanski was born in 1920 the son of Harry and Daria Mushanski. He married Mary Shuya in 1946. They moved to Sudbury, ON. where he became a miner, but for health reasons returned to Preeceville in November of 1947. The following year they purchased land and started farming. In 1972, Peter became a bus driver for the Sturgis School unit. Two years later they sold the farm and moved to Preeceville. He continued driving bus. They had two sons, Ernie and Kenneth. Peter passed away in 1987.

MUSHANSKY – Steve Mushansky 66, of Preeceville, died on March 15, 1993 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Preeceville United Church. Born on June 1, 1926 in the Hryhoriw district to Harry and Doris Mushansky, he attended Hryhowiw School. He worked for the Sask. Wheat Pool for eight years, for Premier Feeds for six years and for United Grain Growers as the foreman of a repair and construction crew until he retired in 1987. Predeceased by his parents, a son, Reg and two brothers, Paul and Pete, he is survived by his wife, Senoria, two sons, Larry (Barb) of Plenty and Lonnie (Susan) of Calgary; two daughters, Doris (Garry) Kreke of Regina and Cindy (Michael) Lanham of Calgary; two brothers, Bill of Kelowna and John of Regina; three sisters, Stella Buchinski of Preeceville, Mary Bergeson of Carstairs and Olga Fleming of Washington, and seven grandchildren.

MYDEN – Elaine Myden was born on September 6, 1945 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was the second of two daughters for Henry and Gleniss Myhr. Elaine grew up on the family farm, 2 miles south of Preeceville. Her young life was filled with family and friends. She received her formal education at the Preeceville School and then went on to receive a teaching degree. In 1966, she married the love of her life, Paul Myden. They made their home in Preeceville and Elaine started a new career of homemaker with the birth of Kelly and then Kim. In 1970 they relocated to Thompson, MB and completed their family with Tammy. In 1973 they moved to Calgary. Paul’s job involved travel, so Elaine dedicated her life to raising their family with joy and love. In 1997 they moved back to Preeceville to enjoy retirement. In 2009, Elaine was diagnosed with lung cancer. After putting up a courageous fight she passed away in the Preeceville Hospital on April 9, 2011.The funeral was held at St. John’s Lutheran in Preeceville. Elaine was predeceased by hr parents; She is survived by her husband Paul; son Kelly; daughters Kim and Tammy; her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

MYDEN – Joseph (Joe) Myden, 84 passed away on September 5, 2010 in Calgary. He was one of 15 children, born on October 21, 1925 to William and Julia Myden at the family farm in the Hryhoriw district. He spent his early years working on the family farm and attending the district school where he completed his grade 8. He owned and operated a service station in Preeceville, which lead him to managing Co-op locations in Preeceville, Oxbow and Russell, MB. He spent decades working as a mechanic fixing everything from cars to heavy-duty oilfield equipment. After moving to Calgary in 1972 he enjoyed a career working for various oil and gas seismic companies where he had the opportunity to work in the Arctic and many other countries around the world – Africa, Indonesia, Peru and Singapore to name just a few. He enjoyed a long retirement spending his time golfing and helping his family and neighbors with vehicle repairs, basement developments, plumbing, deck building and anything else needed doing. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and he specially enjoyed cooking his annual backyard stampede breakfast. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene Myden (nee Parry); his parents and siblings, Orest, Pauline, Walter, Mike, Stella and Steve. He is survived by his wife, Nelda (nee Covey); son Morley Myden; daughter Marilyn Dennis; daughter Maureen Myden and his grandchildren; he is also survived by 8 siblings, Helen, Rose, Gladys, Leverne, Gena, Elizabeth, Paul and Peter.

MYDEN – Julia Myden, 96 of Preeceville, passed away on Jan. 28, 1997 at the Lions Hostel. She was born on May 10, 1900, in Bucharch, West Ukraine, Austria, and came to Canada in 1903 with her parents to a homestead in the Hryhoriw district. She married William Alexander Myden on January 27, 1918 at Hryhoriw Catholic Church. They lived in the Mitchellview district for nine years before moving to a farm south of Preeceville. They moved to Preeceville in 1953 and she became a resident of Lions Hostel in 1995. Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Telka Shpak; husband William in 1983, two sons, Orest and Walter; a daughter, Pauline in 1990; three brothers, three sisters, and two grandsons, she is survived by five sons, Steve, Joe, Mike, Paul and Peter; seven daughters, Stella Blazeiko, Helen Dmytriw, Rose Tripp, Gladys Hydamaka, Leverne Iverson, Gena Schafer and Elizabeth Berrigan; 34 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren

MYDEN – Mike Myden, 81 of Preeceville, passed away on April 28, 2005 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on October 19, 1923 in the Halcry district to William and Julia (Shpak) Myden, he attended Norway School. On May 24, 1952 he married Polly Gulka at Hryhoriw Church. He worked as a farm labourer and at lumber mills in bush camps during the winters. He farmed with his father and eventually took over the farm. He was a Sask. Wheat Pool and Co-op member. He retired in 1985, but continued to live on the farm. Predeceased by his parents, William and Julia, and a sister, Pauline Hydamaka, he is survived by his wife, Polly; two sons, Larry and Dale; four brothers, Steve, Joe, Paul and Peter; seven sisters, Stella Shinkewski, Helen Dmytriw, Rose Trip, Gladys Hydamaka, Leverne Iverson, Gena Schaffer and Liz Berrigan; and three grandchildren.

MYDEN – Nelda Myden, passed away in Calgary, AB on June 4, 2012. She was born in Preeceville on August 3, 1947, the youngest of three children, born to Vern and Martha Covey. She married Joe Myden on June 17, 1967 and became a stepmother to Melvin and Morley. Joe and Nelda's family grew with the addition of two daughters, Marilyn, born in Preeceville and Maureen born in Calgary. The family began living in Calgary in 1973, where Nelda was perfectly in her element staying home and raising her family. Eventually, Nelda returned to work outside the home and took a position at Calgary Co-op; a job she excelled at and enjoyed for over 23 years until she retired in 2003. Nelda loved to sing and played the guitar, ukulele and accordion. Her cinnamon buns and chocolate chip cookies were a neighborhood and family favorite. She took pride in keeping a very clean house and well-tended yard. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family – and anyone who came over was ‘family’. Nelda was kind and generous and her home was always open to anyone who would drop by for a coffee, a visit or for a longer stay. She had an amazing memory for people – she remembered everyone not only by name, but also what they were about and what they did. Nelda faced her debilitating disease with unbelievable courage and patience and with her sense of humor intact. She left this world with a quiet gentleness that reflected how she lived her life. Nelda was predeceased by her husband, Joe Myden; her parents, Vern (Bernice) and Martha Covey; her stepson Melvin Myden; her sister Alice Sharfenberg and brother in law Richard Sharfenberg. Nelda is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sheryl Myden; stepson Morley Myden; daughters, Marilyn Dennis (Owen) and Maureen Myden (Mike); grandchildren, Chris, Melanie, Kyle, Troy, Tara, Victoria, Diana and Amanda. She is also survived by her brother, Norman (Marlene) Covey; At Nelda’s request, no funeral services were planned. Family and friends gathered in remembrance of Nelda at Grace Baptist Church in Calgary and interment in the Preeceville Cemetery.

MYDEN – Pauline Myden 73, of Preeceville passed away on March 14, 2006 at Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. Born on September 17, 1932 in the Hryhoriw district to Harry and Mabel Gulka, she attended Hryhoriw School. She worked at the Preeceville Café in 1951. She married Mike Myden on May 24, 1952 at Hryhoriw Church. They live for a year with his parents on the farm in the Norquay district and then took over the farm. Predeceased by her husband, Mike; her father Harry, a brother Edward, and a sister Pearl Ennis, she is survived by her mother, Mabel; two sons, Larry and Dale; a brother, Jim Gulka; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

MYDEN – William (Wasyl) Alexander Myden was born on January 16, 1894 in Galicia, Austria. He came to Canada with his brother Steve, in 1912. From Portland, he traveled by train to Winnipeg and then Shoal Lake, MB. He walked to Yorkton, where he did odd jobs. Later he came to the Hryhoriw district, where he worked for a farmer. During this time he met Julia Shpak, who was born in Galicia, Austria and had come to Canada with her parents in 1903. They were married in 1918 and settled in the Halycry district, where they remained for nine years and six of their children were born. In the fall of 1927, the family moved to a new farm south of Preeceville in the Norway district. Their other nine children were born on this farm. They farmed the land until 1953 and then retired and moved to the town of Preeceville. Mr. Myden passed away on his birthday, January 16, 1983 at the age of 89.

MYHR – Allan N. Myhr was born in 1922. He was the son of Olaf and Berntine Myhr. He joined the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1941, and served overseas until 1945. He received his Ph. D from the University of Minnesota and became a faculty member of the University of Guelph, Ontario. He married Lillas McLean. They had three children: Ronald, Kenneth and Terri Lee.

MYHR – Arthur Myhr was born in 1909, one of twelve children, born to Olaf and Berntine Myhr. He married Gladys Meberg on August 11, 1942 and they raised three children: Gary, Brian and Marion. Art and Gladys farmed and lived on the original Myhr homestead a mile west of Preeceville. They received the Master Farm Family Award for district 19, in 1969. Art passed away in 1993.

MYHR – Bertine Annette Myhr (nee Ellraas) passed away at the Preeceville Hospital on March 9, 1966. She was born in Steinkhor, Norway on November 24, 1881. In 1905, she was united in marriage to Olaf J. Myhr in Tronheim, Norway. The following year they immigrated to Canada, homesteading two miles from Preeceville, where they lived until their retirement in 1943. Since that time they have made their home in Preeceville. To this marriage, twelve children were born all of who were home to attend the funeral. God richly blessed their home, not only with a large family, but also with a great deal of joy in service to one another and of the community. Mrs. Myhr’s main interest and contribution outside her family was with her church, for many years serving as an active member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid. She will long be remembered by many for her hospitality, kindness and evidence of Christian maturity. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Olaf, seven sons, Arthur, Emil and Henry all of Preeceville, Edvin of Williams Lake, BC, Harold of Sarnia, Allan of Guelph, ON. Kenneth of Clarkson, ON; five daughters, Borghild Olson of North Prairie, Aagat Frey of Flin Flon, Olga Mitchell of Sturgis, Jean Bailey of Preeceville and Clara Cole of Flint, Michigan; 36 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery.

MYHR – Ellen (Elenora) Elizabeth Myhr, 76 of Preeceville, passed away May 11, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at St. John-North Prairie Church. Born on May 9, 1919 in Humboldt, Ellen Tonn was educated at Waler School. She worked at the Red and White grocery store in Preeceville and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She married Emil Myhr on December 7 1943 at the Lutheran church in Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband in 1996; five brothers, Art, Bill, Fred, Eddie and Carl; and a sister Selma Grandahl, she is survived by three sons, Daryll, Neill and Owen; three sisters, Minnie Buchler, Hilda Tonn and Tillie Slater and six grandchildren.

MYHR – Emil Alfred Myhr was born August 10, 1910 on the family homestead. He was the fourth child of twelve born to Olaf and Berntine Myhr. Emil married Ellen Tonn and they raised three boys, Darryl, Neill and Owen. They farmed in the Preeceville area.

MYHR – Frederick Arthur Myhr, infant son of Gary and Patricia Myhr of Preeceville, was born April 7, 1972 in the Preeceville Hospital and passed away April 16, 1972. Funeral service held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by his parents.

MYHR – Gladys Myhr, 79 of Preeceville, passed away February 19, 2000 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church Preeceville. Gladys was born on October 30, 1920 near Preeceville. She attended Waler School and worked for Sask. Crop Insurance. She married Arthur Myhr on August 11, 1942 at St. John’s Lutheran church in Preeceville. She was a member of the home and school association, Club 60, church council and worship committee, ELW, Farm Wives Club, Preeceville Historical Society and served as secretary/treasurer of the Preeceville Cemetery Association and returning officer for the local constituency. Predeceased by her parents, Bjarne and Geoline (Sando) Meberg, her husband Arthur; a brother, Harold; a sister, Mildred Tonn; and a grandson, she is survived by two sons, Arden Gary and Brian, and a daughter Marion Birkett, a brother Norman Meberg; a sister Doris Rostad and eight grandchildren.

MYHR – Gleniss H. Myhr was born on February 26, 1920 on a farm in the Preeceville district, where she was the second of three daughters, born to Florence and Robert Scharfenberg. Gleniss received her education from the Norway School, the Beaver Bluff School and completed grade 11 from Preeceville High School. After finishing school she worked at the newspaper printing office, and the Red and White store. She also went to B.C for a while, but she missed her home, family and friends, so she soon returned to Preeceville. On November 29, 1941 Gleniss married Henry (Hank) Myhr in the St. John’s Lutheran Manse. Together they took over her parent’s farm, two miles south of Preeceville. They were blessed with two daughters, Diane and Elaine. Gleniss was baptized and confirmed in the Preeceville Lutheran Church. She spent many years on the altar committee and helped out wherever she could. She was a devoted housewife, who took great pride in her family and home. She could be found at any given time cooking for ‘the men’, tending her large garden and gladiolus or picking berries. No matter what she was doing, she always had time for a c up of coffee if you were to drop in. In her quiet way she would always make everyone feel welcome. Many evening were spent gathered around the table for a game of cards and a good visit with family or friends. After her girls were grown, she made many trips to see her sisters, who lived in British Columbia and Texas. Her daughters and their families were also visited regularly. Gleniss and Hank retired from farming about 1983. After her husband’s death in 1991, she remained on the farm. In 1992, her grandson Kelly purchased the farm from her. In 1995 she moved into Preeceville. After moving to town, Gleniss loved going for long walks, tending her garden and bowling. On November 22, 2008 at the Preeceville Hospital, Gleniss passed away. Her parents and her husband Henry predeceased her. She leaves behind to cherish hr memory, her sisters, Lorene (Lute) Edal of Rock Creek, B.C, Elsie (Jack) Heath of Hondo, Texas; her daughters, Diane (Burt) Hyde of Watson, SK and Elaine (Paul) Myden of Preeceville; her grandchildren, Kelly Myden, Kim (Arlon) Dyky, Tammy (Dallas) Chornomitz, Lisa (Farley) Josephson, Jim (Corrine) Hyde; her 12 great-grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Carlyle Johnson officiating.

MYHR – Henry I. Myhr was born in 1914, the son of Olaf and Berntine Myhr. He married Glennis Scharfenberg and they farmed two miles south of Preeceville. They raised two daughters, Diane and Elaine.

MYHR – Olaf J. Myhr was born was born in 1881 in Norway. He and his wife Berntine, came to Canada in 1906. Olaf filed on his homestead April 20, 1906, a mile north west of Preeceville. They lived in a small log house with a sod roof until 1911, when they built a larger house of logs. To supplement his income, he worked building the railway at Melville, 90 miles away. He would walk home whenever possible, carrying a suitcase and groceries. He served as trustee of the Lutheran Church in Preeceville for 35 years. They raised twelve children. Olaf passed away in 1970.

MYHRAN – Alma (nee Johnson) Myhran was born in 1902 in the States, the daughter of Julius and Tillie (Peterson) Johnson. She came to Canada with her parents in 1911, settling in the Beaver Bluff area. She married Tollef Myhran and they had five children: Lawrence, Laura, Thelma, Norman and Chester. In 1927, Alma, age 25 died from pneumonia. She was expecting her sixth child. Before her death she expressed her concern for her children. Lawrence stayed with his dad, Laura was adopted by her grandparents, Thelma was adopted by Ole Rosten’s, Norman was adopted by distant relatives, Ole Peterson’s and Chester, a baby was not adopted, but cared for by relatives.

MYHRAN - Chester Myhran was born in 1927 on the family homestead. He was the youngest of five children born to Tullof and Alma Myhran. His mother passed away in 1927. Family relatives raised Chester. He married Gladys Peterson on June 23, 1943. After their marriage they lived at Flin Flon, where Chester worked for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company for a few years. They had a daughter, Sharon born here. While in the mine, he developed TB and spent the next six years in the sanitarium at Fort Qu’ Appelle. In 1960, he was hired by the Marshall Wells Company and the family moved to Kamsack. In the next twenty years, besides Marshall Wells, he worked for Mighty Mart and Western Canada Importers. In 1981, they moved back to Sturgis and built a new house. Chester passed away in March of 1982.

MYHRAN – Dennis Lawrence Myhran, 51 of Toronto and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on July 24, 2001 at his home. Funeral held at St. John-North Prairie Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on November 27, 1949 in Preeceville, he attended Preeceville School until grade 4, when he moved with his family to Toronto. Upon completing high school, he was employed at various office jobs, including sales representative and managerial positions. After working for a cleaning service, he operated his own business. He worked in various cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Predeceased by a brother, Leonard in 1965, and his grandparents, Tuloff and Alma Myhran and Martin an d Anna Swanson, he is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Elsie Myhran of Preeceville and a sister, Dorothy Frise of Barrie, ON.

MYHRAN – Gladys Marion Myhran was born on the family homestead northwest of Preeceville, the fourth child of Charlie and Gertie Peterson. She took her schooling at Beaver Falls School. After leaving school, she worked for various people in the Preeceville-Sturgis area, before marrying Chester Myhran on June 23, 1943. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Flin Flon, MB, where Chester worked for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. In 1948 they returned to Sask. with their young daughter, Sharon. Chester was diagnosed with TB and entered Fort San at Qu’Appelle, where he spent six years. Gladys and Sharon remained in the Preeceville area, where Gladys worked until her husband’s release. They lived in Sturgis for a few years and then Chester was hired by Marshall Wells and moved to Kamsack. This was the beginning of his 25-year career in retail hardware and travelling sales, which took them to Tisdale, Moose Jaw twice, Yorkton, Winnipeg and Kenora, ON. In 1981 they moved to their retirement home in Sturgis. Chester passed away in 1982. Gladys loved her role as a homemaker, hostess and gardener. Bowling was a sport she enjoyed and at which she excelled. In 1999, due to failing health, she moved to Unity to be near her daughter, Sharon. After two years she had to give up her apartment at Heritage Manor and moved into long term care. She passed away on November 2, 2006 at the age of 91.

MYHRAN – Lawrence Theodore Myhran, 87 of Barrie, ON and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on March 17, 2004 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Funeral held at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on March 30, 1916, in Preeceville, he attended Robin Creek School. He farmed, worked on the Alaska Highway and in Prince Rupert and for Good Year Tire in Toronto before joining the army during the Second World War. After returning from the front lines, he farmed for 11 years and then moved to Toronto where he worked in the post office for 20 years. He retired to Preeceville, but only recently moved to Barrie to be near his daughter. Predeceased by his parents, Tollef and Alma Myhran; two sons, Leonard and Dennis, a daughter Dorothy, two brothers, Chester and Norman, and a sister Thelma, he is survived by his wife, Elsie; and a s sister Laura Mitchell of Sturgis.

MYHRAN - Leonard Myhran was born in 1953 the son of Lawrence and Elsie (Swanson) Myhran. Leonard died at the age of twelve in 1965.

MYHRAN – Tollef Myhran was born in Norway on March 28, 1889. He came to the States, with his parents in 1897. They settled in Rugby, ND. He received his schooling there. In 1913, he came to Canada to the Robinson Creek district to claim a homestead. He married Alma Johnson, daughter of Julius and Tillie Johnson. They had five children: Lawrence, Laura, Thelma, Norman and Chester. Tollef worked out whenever possible on farms, besides farming and raising stock on his own farm. Tollof died in 1961 at his home in Ketchen, SK.

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NAGY – Nick Nagy, 90 of Preeceville, passed away on December 18, 1990 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on March 22, 1899 in Hungary, he was also educated there. He worked for various companies including the CPR and the Searle Grain Company at Thunder Bay for seven years. He also worked at bush camps and farmed. On April 18, 1933 he married Elizabeth Kovacs at Usherville. Predeceased by his parents, sisters and brothers, he is survived by a daughter, Angelina Strelezki of Endeavour; four sons, Nelson of Saskatoon, Jim of Snow Lake, MB, Andre of Endeavour and Leonard of Preeceville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

NAWROSKI – Florence (nee Sochan) Nawroski, was born to Wasyl and Mary (Zayanchkowski) Sochan on May 24, 1925 in Hazel Dell, SK. She married Joseph Nawroski in the Buchach Church at Hazel Dell, on September 27, 1944. Florence was a homemaker, raising six children. She then went to work on a turkey ranch, cooked for CN and for road construction crews, in a greenhouse and cooked in a cafe until retiring in 1984. She moved to Preeceville in 1991. She was an active member of the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church and Club 60. She also worked very hard to raise money for the hospital, delivered meals on wheels and volunteered at the visitor booth and helped with numerous weddings and funerals. Florence is predeceased by her husband Joe in 1991, her father Wasyl in 1974, mother Mary in 1997, brother, Pete in 1992, brother Paul in 2000, half brother, Joe in 2002 and half sister, Annie in 1999. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Joan) of Athabasca, AB, and Robert (Penny) of Medicine Hat; daughters, Elaine (Ray) Thibault of Calgary, Darline (Del) Kirtzinger of Meacham, SK, Rose Romanyshyn of Shellbrook, Lorraine (Doug) Ripley of Stony Plain, AB; brother, Ted (Mary) Sochan of Creighton, SK; sisters, Kate Pasiechnyk of Preeceville, Susie Genoway of Saskatoon and half sister Nettie Matlock of Vernon, BC; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Florence passed away peacefully at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on July 13, 2009 with her family at her side.

NAWROSKI – Joseph Nawroski, 65 of Preeceville, died September 17, 1991 at Wadena. He was born November 14, 1925 in Hazel Dell, and educated at Woodrock School. As a young man he worked in the mines, but for most of his life he was a farmer. Later he worked part-time paving roads. Due to illness, he returned to farming until he retired. His activities in the community included serving as secretary, for a time of the Greek Catholic Church in Hazel Dell and president of the Community Hall organization. On September 27, 1944 he married Florence Sochan in Buchach Church. Predeceased by his father, Mike in 1927; his mother, Nellie in 1934, two brothers, Walter and Bill and a sister Rosie in 1991, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Donald (Joan) of Black Diamond, AB and Robert (Penny) of Hazel Dell; four daughters, Elaine Thibault of Calgary, Darlene Matsalla of Meacheam, Lorraine Ripley of Onoway, AB and Rose Romanyshyn of St. Albert, AB; a half-sister, Lillian Dulyk of Porcupine; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

NAZAR – Harry Nazar, 86 of Regina and formerly of Preeceville, died on May 24, 1999 in Regina. Born on April 15, 1913 in Preeceville, he worked in the quartermaster’s store at the RCMP Depot and retired in 1977. He married Gladys Iverson on July 24, 1946 in Preeceville and was an active member of Bethel Church, serving as a youth leader, member of the board of deacons and worship leader. Predeceased by his parents, Hilary and Eudoka, and a sister, Mary Bey, he is survived by his wife Gladys and a brother Bill (Gladys) of Preeceville.

NAZAR – Maria "Mary" (nee Barteski) Nazar, 83, of Preeceville, died on January 6, 1994 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on October 12, 1910 in the Hazel Dell district, she was educated at Orange Vale School. She lived and worked on the family farm in the Hazel Dell district until 1929 when she moved with the family to a farm four miles southwest of Preeceville, where she continued helping with farm duties. On October 16, 1937, she married John Nazar at Hryhoriw St. Demetrius Ukrainian Church. After her marriage she lived for a short time at Endeavour before going to work at a hotel in Melville. Later she worked at Regina General Hospital and the Grey Nun’s Hospital, returning to Preeceville to help two brothers, Paul and Mike, with farming. In 1982 she retired with the brothers and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, Michael and Anastasia Barteski in 1966; a sister, Pauline Pulak in 1982; and two brothers and a sister in infancy, she is survived by three brothers, Paul and Mike Barteski of Preeceville and Frank (Patricia) of Maple Ridge, BC; four sisters, Anne Novakowski of Vernon, BC, Cassie Kwasny of Buchanan, Victoria (Louis) Derkatch of Edmonton and Joyce (Nick) Gulka of Preeceville and an Aunt Pearl (Zawercha) Barteski.

NAZAR – William "Bill" Nazar passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Hospital on January 9, 2000. Born on November 26, 1911 in t he Chechow district where he grew up and began his schooling. In 1930 he moved to Peace River with his family and homesteaded there. He spent 1937-39 around Grand Prairie and Sexsmith working with Scandinavian people and learning their language. In 1939 he moved back to Preeceville where most of his working life was spent as a motor mechanic at Oftebro’s Garage. In 1948 in Kelvington, he met Gladys, daughter of Oscar and Hannah Lindgren. They married in 1950 and had two daughters, Gayle Marion and Laural Dorothy. He retired from his career in mechanics in 1976 to pursue a variety of interests, including assisting in Gladys Tupperware business, playing the violin, accordion, guitar and piano. His love of music, together with his love of woodworking led him into crafting carving spoons, jewelry boxes and of course his violins, complete with cases. His main priority in life was his family. He was predeceased by his parents Hilary and Eudokia Nazar, an infant brother Peter, a sister Mary, and brother Harry. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife Gladys; daughters Gayle and Laural, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

NEGRIDGE – Laverne Negridge was born October 9, 1934 in Watson to Joe and Mary Lisoway. She was educated at the Preeceville School. She moved to Red Lake, Ontario in 1952 and on June 28, 1956, she married Orest Negridge in the United Church in Kenora, Ontario. Laverne passed away December 12, 2002 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home, with Miles Russell officiating.

NEGRIDGE – Orest was born on December 18, 1926 in Malonton, MB to Bernice Jawik and Nick Negridge. He grew up in Teulon, MB. Where he worked drilling wells with his dad and brother, before moving to Red Lake ON. where he worked in the mines and enjoyed playing hockey. It was in Red Lake where he met his wife of 46 years, Lavern Lisowsky and after a brief courtship they married on June 28, 1956 in Kenora, Ontario. They moved to Preeceville in 1981 where they both lived a quiet, humble life. Orest passed away at the age of 80 on Feb. 27, 2007. Predeceased by his father, Nick’ his mother Bernice’ his brother Victor and his wife Lavern, he is survived by his daughter Dawn (John) of Calgary; his son Bradley (Carol) of Red Lake; and 2 grandchildren, Dawn and Courtney.

NEILL – Mary Isobel was born in 1876 and came to Preeceville with her husband, Dr. Neill in 1914. They had a son Walter and two daughters, Kathleen and Betty. After her husband died Mary moved to Ottawa, where she passed away in 1955. She is buried beside her husband in the Preeceville Cemetery.

NEILL – Dr. Robert Weir Neill came to Preeceville from Ontario in 1914. With no hospital, nor any adequate means of getting the sick patient to the doctor, he had many long cold drives in the winter by team and cutter. Summer travel was not always easy as many of the roads were only trails and there were rivers to cross. The office was in his home. He was one who never pressed for accounts, therefore many were unpaid. Dr. Neill died in 1943.

NELSON – Arthur (Art) Nelson, 66 of Preeceville, passed away September 8, 1991. Funeral service was held in the Trinity United Church, Preeceville. Born on November 11, 1924 in Ketchen, he was educated at Peerless School. He worked on the family farm at Preeceville until 1947. He then went to Flin Flon, where he worked on the Reindeer Lake hauling fish. In 1949, he went to Quesnel, BC, where he and his two brothers, Ernie and Calvin, operated a sawmill. In 1956, he worked at various mill jobs in the Quesnel area. In 1958, he joined the operating engineer union and started working with Emil Anderson Const. in Stewart, BC and surrounding areas. In 1962, he purchased the family farm and farmed until his death. On November 13, 1956 he married Jean Hutzulak at Quesnel. Predeceased by his father, Ernest in 1948, his mother, Margaret in 1971, three brothers, twin brothers in infancy and Ernie in 1971 and a sister, Lil Dingwall in 1984, he is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, Rickie of Preeceville; three daughters, Carolyn of Calgary and Beryl and Barbara of Saskatoon; a brother Calvin of Quesnel; four sisters, Margaret Johnson of Preeceville, Helen Francis of Greewood, NS Isabelle Duguid of Preeceville and Elizabeth Thideman of Quesnel; and one grandchild.

NELSON – Jean Nelson, 61 of Preeceville, passed away June 23, 1994 in St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on February 2, 1933 in the Ketchen district, she was educated at North Prairie. In the late 50’s and early 60’s she worked as a cook in logging camps in BC. On November 13, 1956 she married Arthur Nelson at the United Church at Quesnel, BC. In 1962, they moved back to Sask. Predeceased by her husband Arthur, in September 1991 and her mother, Hazel Hutzulah in April 1985, she is survived by her father William Hutzulah; a son, Rick of Preeceville; three daughters, Carolyn of Calgary, Beryl of Saskatoon and Barbara of Saskatoon; a brother, Norman Anderson of Shawnigan Lake, BC and two grandchildren. NEMITZ – John was born in 1913 to parents Tanas and Anna (Andriash) Nemitz. His parents had immigrated to Canada in 1911 from Austria and homesteaded east of Hazel Dell. He received his education in Chechow School and assisted his parents in farming. He remained single. He umpired many ball games when picnics were held on the school grounds. John moved to Preeceville with his mother in 1954, but he often went to the farm to help his brother in busy seasons. John passed away in 1985.

NESBIT – Albert William was born in Bruce County, Ontario on February 23, 1884 to parents Mary Jane and Samuel Nesbit. He came west with his family, who finally settled southeast of Preeceville. Albert died August 27, 1938 and is buried along side his parents in the Preeceville Cemetery.

NESBIT – Mary Jane (nee Smith) Nesbit was born in 1856 and married Samuel Nesbit in Ontario, where their three children were born. They first moved to MN, where her daughter died. Then in 1900 moved southeast of Preeceville. For a while they operated the Plateau Post Office. The mail was brought from Canora via horses. Her daughter Floy married Albert (Bert) McClure on September 26, 1911. They had two daughters, Hester and Alberta. Mary Jane passed away October 13, 1920.

NESBIT – Samuel Andrew Nesbit was born in 1858. He married Mary Jane Smith in Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario. Here their three children Ethel, Floy and Albert were born. In the late 1890’s, they moved to Melita, MN. It was here that their daughter Ethel died. In 1900 they moved to Saskatchewan, establishing a horse ranch southeast of Preeceville. In 1904 he homesteaded in the RM of Buchanan. Samuel died in April 21, 1917 at the age of 59.

NIKIFOROFF - Anna Nikiforoff was born in 1878 in Russia. She came to Canada with her husband, Michael in 1902. Their eldest son died during the trip and was buried at sea. They had four boys born in Canada, Burris, Peter, Fred and Wilfred. They took a homestead in the Astwood district and farmed. Anna died in 1945.

NIKIFOROFF – Burris Nikiforoff, 76 of Bangor and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on November 19, 1980 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born in 1904 at Winnipeg, he came with his parents, Michael and Anna, to the Astwood district north of Preeceville and attended Etoimamie Valley School. He did farm work and bush work in northern Sask. and worked with railway construction crews. When the hospital was built in Preeceville, he was the first caretaker. He also operated a cement block-making factory at Preeceville. He retired and moved to the Morris Lodge at Bangor. Predeceased by his parents and infant brother, he is survived by three brothers, Peter of Yorkton, Fred of Leroy and Wilfred in BC.

NIKIFOROFF – Michael and his wife Ann Nikiforoff arrived in Canada from Russia in 1905 with one son Boris, another son died on the ship and was buried at sea. They came west to Stenen area where Peter was born. Later they moved to a homestead in the Etoimamie district where Fred and Wilfred were born. Michael passed away in 1943.

NIKIFOROFF – Wilfred M. was born July 12, 1913 in the Etoimamie district. His parents were Michael and Ann Nikiforoff. Wilfred had the misfortune to lose an arm when he was 16. H e worked for a Lumber Company and then retired to Yorkton, SK. He passed away on November 7, 1985 and is buried in the family plot at the Preeceville Cemetery.

NOELS – Denis Noels, 77 of Norquay and formerly of Qu’Appelle, passed away November 24, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was held at Preeceville Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Murray officiating. Burial was in the Preeceville Cemetery. Born on March 26, 1926 in Wolseley, SK, he spent most of his life doing small motor repair and working as a farmhand. He did a lot of trapping, hunting and fishing.

NOER – Carl Noer, 71 of Sturgis, passed away December 19, 1973 after a brief illness in Canora Hospital. Funeral service was held in Godfreys Funeral Home Chapel, Preeceville, with Wallace Huston of Invermay officiating. Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery. Carl was born at Fargo, N.D. in January 1902 and came to Canada with his parents, Martin and Bellie Noer, in 1906. They settled on a farm east of Ketchen, where he grew up. In 1931, he moved to Porcupine Plain, where he farmed until he retired. In 1972, he moved to Sturgis with his brother, Ernest. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Aspen of Saskatoon, and two brothers, Ernest of Sturgis and Arthur of Porcupine Plain.

NORRIS – Edna May Norris, was born in 1877 in the States. She came with her husband to Canada and homesteaded. Mrs. Norris moved into Preeceville after her husband passed away. She was active in community affairs and she put a great deal of effort into organizing the care and beautifying of the Preeceville Cemetery. She was the President of the Cemetery Association for many years. Edna and Delbert had no children, but were like second parents to Delbert’s sister, Bertha Snodgrass’ children. She died in 1972 and was buried on her 95th birthday.

NORRIS – Delbert and his wife Edna Norris came by train from Indiana to Yorkton. There they got a team and wagon to freight their possessions to the homestead, which they had claimed. The first year winter was spent in a tent on a wood platform. The next summer they built a wood house. They lived on the homestead until Delbert passed away in 1944.

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OFSTUN – Andrew Anderson Ofstun age 89, died January 1971 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born at Bergen, Norway in October 1881, he immigrated to the States at the age of 18. He married and operated a barbershop and also farmed. In 1911 he came to Canada from South Dakota. In 1913 he moved to a homestead in the Lintlaw district and farmed. He retired to Lintlaw and in 1966 he moved to the Preeceville Hostel. His wife Rena, died in 1953.

OFTEBRO – Allette Oftebro was born in Lyngdal, Norway on June 24, 1883. She came to West Orange, New Jersey in 1912. In 1917, she married Gustav Oftebro and they farmed at Spring Grove, Minn., until 1921, when the came to Canada. Mrs. Oftebro lived on the farm south of Preeceville until 1955, when she moved to Sturgis. In 1961, she went to Norway to visit for four months. She lived from April 1969 to September 1970 at the Gateway Lodge in Canora. She passed away in 1971. Funeral services were held in St. Johns Lutheran Church in Preeceville. She was predeceased by her husband in 1965; a son-in-law, G. Carlson in 1966; 2 brothers, Rev. Bernhard Rom of Madison, Wisconsin in 1964 and Adam Rom; also a sister Bergit; She leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter, Irene Carlson of Sturgis; three sons, Walton of Madison, Wisconsin, Raymond of Quesnel, BC and George of Preeceville; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; also a brother in Norway and nieces and nephews in Norway and in the USA.

OFTEBRO – George G. Oftebro, was born in 1906 in the States to parents Gustof and Allette Oftebro. He came to Canada with his parents, a brother Walton and his sister Irene in 1921 to the farm his father had purchased. George was a great checker player and was interested in hunting and mechanics. He worked for several years for the Stenen & Busch garage in Stenen, and later operated his own garage in Preeceville. He married Gladys Aune and they had six children: Bernice, Morris, Ellen, Lyle, Leone and Marlene. George passed away in 1992.

OFTEBRO – Gladys (nee Aune) Oftebro 61 of Preeceville passed away on October 18, 1973 in the Preeceville Hospital after a long illness. Funeral service held at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Born at Buchanan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Aune, she married George Oftebro in 1935 and they lived in Preeceville. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church being confirmed in that church in 1929. Predeceased by her parents, a brother, Edwin and a sister Aagot Iverson, she is survived by her husband; four daughters, Bernice (Mac) Patterson of Edmonton, Ellen Seib of Calgary, Leone of Loon Lake and Marlene at home; two sons, Maurice of Saskatoon and Lyle of Nipawin; a sister, Josephine Nowell of Edmonton; a brother Norman Aune of Regina and four grandchildren.

OFTEBRO – Gustav born in 1879 came to Canada in 1920 and purchased farmland south of Preeceville. He contracted carpenters to build a house and barn on his quarter that same fall and then returned to the States. The following year in April, he left Spring Grove, Minnesota for Preeceville with an emigration car loaded with horses 2 cows, machinery and furniture. His wife and three children arrived by train a week later. A son, Raymond was born in Canada. The summer of 1921 he hired two men to break 50 acres of land, with their Rumley and Waterloo tractors. Mr. Oftebro was a hard worker and fed several hundred pigs for many years, carrying water and feed for them by hand. In 1955, Mr. and Mrs. Oftebro retired and moved to Sturgis. Gustav passed away in 1965.

OLEKSOW – Helen Oleksow of Regina and formerly of the Ketchen district, passed away on Sept. 4, 1978 at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Church in Preeceville and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on March 25, 1896, in Zarywynci, Buczacx, Western Ukraine, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mykytyshyn. In 1920, she married Jacob Oleksow and after living in Paris for two years, they immigrated to Canada in 1927 and settled on a farm in the Ketchen district. Following her husband’s death, she lived at Regina with her eldest son, Paul and daughter-in-law Jean.

OLSEN – Clara B. (nee Swan) Olsen was born November 12, 1893 in Summit, S.D. She immigrated with her parents, Samuel and Christine Swan in 1904 to Canada and settled in the Norway School district, south of Preeceville. She married Henry Olsen in 1912. She lived in Preeceville for the rest of her life. In later years she worked in the Jubilee Hospital and then in the new Community Hospital from 1941 to her retirement in 1968. Her nine children were born in Preeceville. Clara passed away on January 14, 1994 at the age of 100 years. Funeral was held at the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Predeceased by her husband Henry in 1964 and four children, Lois in infancy in 1925, Waldo (Bud) in 1965, Muriel in 1981 and Murray in 1985; she is survived by Clayton (Letitea) of California and Lowell (Selina) of Toronto; three daughters, Gladys Dalton and Lorna Homstol both of Preeceville and Adella of Winnipeg; one brother, one sister; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

OLSEN – Henry A. Olsen was born in 1888. In 1910 he came to Canada from Minnesota. He homesteaded a quarter of land. In the early years he spent sometime carpentering with his brother Alfred Olsen. In 1912, he married Clara Swan and they lived in Verigin for a few months, where Henry barbered. They moved back to Preeceville, sold the homestead and Henry went into the machine business. They had nine children: Adella, Gladys, Muriel, Walda (Bud), Lorna, Murray, Clayton, Lois (deceased in infancy 1925) and Lowell. Henry’s last years were spent carpentering. He died in 1964 at the age of 77 years.

OLSON – Alvin Richard Olson of Preeceville, passed away January 12, 1980 at the age of 71. Born on March 2,1908, at Winnipeg to John and Charlotte Olson, he married Viola Chase of the Rockford district at Kelowna, BC in 1938. They moved to a farm in the Rockford area in 1960. In 1977, they retired and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, six brothers and four sisters, he is survived by his wife; a daughter, Lorraine Johnson of Preeceville; two sons, Ted of Kelowna and Dennis of Rockford; a brother, Charles of Quesnel and 12 grandchildren.

OLSON – Anna Olson was born on November 1, 1892 in Sweden. She came to Canada in June 1912 with her parents, Karin and Erik Lindgren; her daughter Annie and siblings, Oscar, Christina, Eric, Andrew and Elizabeth Lindgren. The family settled in the Buchanan district. Anna married Peter R. Olson and after approximately two years of marriage, Anna passed away on May 19, 1914. Her daughter, Annie was then raised by her parents and later married Bernie Dahlberg of Buchanan, where they farmed until 1975.

OLSON – Anton Olson, age 95 of Sturgis, died on April 25, 1979 in the Sherbrooke Nursing Home at Saskatoon. Funeral service held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born at Kongsvinger, Norway, he moved to Chicago in 1885 and later in 1912 immigrated to Sask. settling near Buchanan. He worked in the Preeceville area as a farmer, lumberman and carpenter and as Sturgis town constable during the 1950’s. Predeceased by his parents, two sisters, four brothers, his first wife, Gena in 1918, and a son Arthur in 1977, he is survived by his wife, Bessie of Sturgis; two sons, Gilbert of Trail, BC and Bruce of Trenton, ON; and two grandchildren.

OLSON – Bessie Nerina Olson/Jensen, 82 of Preeceville, passed away March 7, 1993 at her home.

OLSON – Dennis Keith Olson, 59 of Rockford, passed away on August 13, 1996 at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral held from the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Dennis was born on June 25, 1937 at Vancouver. He grew up in the Caribou area, near Quesnel, where they farmed. In 1960, the family moved to Sask. and settled in the Rockford area where Dennis lived until his death. Predeceased by his parents, Alvin in 1980 and Viola in 1995, he is survived by a sister, Lorraine Ebel of Preeceville, and a brother, Ted Olson of Lady Lake.

OLSON – Elvin Odin Olson 91, of Preeceville, passed away on April 1, 1992 in the home of his daughter Elaine at Saltcoats. Born on October 14, 1900 at Gailsburg, ND, he was educated at Delisle where his family moved in 1904. He worked on farms and railroad crews in the Melville-Delisle area. On June 8, 1928 he married Elvina Reinson at Semans. Their first winter at Hazel Dell in the mid’30s was in a tent. He cut cordwood. In 1939 they opened a restaurant and livery at Ketchen. Following his medical discharge from the army in 1943, he took over the post office and stockyard. He also managed the telephone office. They moved to Preeceville in 1979. Elvin was groundskeeper at Nelson Lake Bible Camp for many years. Predeceased by his wife in 1983; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers, he is survived by three sons, Allan (Muriel) of Edmonton, Norman of Wadena and Martin (Irene) of Davidson; four daughters, Viola Hearn, Loretta Wiwchar, Elaine (Jim) Tomkin of Saltcoats and Judy (Peter) Sawchuk of Yorkton; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

OLSON – Elvina Olson was born on July 9, 1909 in Birmingham, Sask. to Martin and Liena Reinson. On June 8, 1928, she married Elvin Olson. They worked on various farms in the Melville and Seamans area before moving to Hazel Dell to run their own farm. In 1940, they moved to Ketchen and opened a restaurant, which they operated for four years. In 1944, they took over the Ketchen post office and ran it until it closed in 1971. Elvina was also the telephone operator from 1943 to 1954. Elvina was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, St. John ELCW and taught Sunday school in Ketchen for a number of years. She also cooked for the Nelson Lake Church Camp for many years. Elvina passed away in 1983. Her parents, four brothers, and one sister predeceased her. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Elvin; three sons, Allan of Edmonton, Norman of Wadena and Martin of Davidson; four daughters, Viola of Preeceville, Loretta of Cranbrooke, BC. Elaine of Saltcoats and Judy of Yorkton; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

OLSON – Joseph Olson was born on January 4, 1918 on the family homestead. He was the son of John and Clara Olson of the Peerless School district, near Rockford. He attended the Peerless School and completed grade 6, then went to work on the family farm. On July 28, 1948 he married the love of his life, Vivian Clarentzius. They were blessed with five children. Joe and Vivian carved out a living on the family farm with Joe working forestry in the winter. In 1972, Joe took on a job with the Department of Natural Resources at McBride Lake, working on fire standby and maintenance, working his way up to foreman. Joe retired in 1983. He sold the farm in 1989 and moved to the Assiniboine Valley Manor in Preeceville. Joe loved hunting and fishing. He was passionate about the game of horseshoes. He was part of the horseshoe team from Preeceville that captured the Provincial title in 1981. He loved playing cards, especially cribbage. He was fortunate to get the perfect ‘29’ hand in 2006. Joe passed away peacefully on April 29, 2009 at the Lions Hostel in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents; and his sister Clarice Fairburn; he is survived by his wife of sixty years, Vivian and their children, Lyle (Grace) Olson of Endeavour, Lynn Olson of Saskatoon, Karen (Pierre) Leroux of Prince George, BC, Lorne (Kim) Olson of Lloydminister and Dean (Melody) Olson of Luseland; Grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

OLSZEWSKI – Alex Olszewski 89 of Preeceville, died on January 7, 1991 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sturgis. He was born January 20, 1901 in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1928 and homesteaded in the Okla district in 1930. He farmed there until 1974 when he retired in the town of Preeceville. On January 7, 1933 he married Rosie Petryk at Lintlaw. Predeceased by his father, Wadislaw; his mother, Marianna; four brothers. Stanislaw, Heromen, Joseph and Thaddeus and three sisters, Yadwiga, Frana and Irenna, he is survived by his wife, Rosie; three sons Stanley of Allan, SK, Edward of Okla and Tom of Saskatoon; two daughters Helen (Peter) of Okla and Carol (Gerry) of Regina; two sisters, Helenna and Janina; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

OLSZEWSKI – Rosie (nee Petryk) Olszewski, passed away on October 1, 2007. She was born to Dmetro Petryk and Mary Bodnar in Milno, Ukraine on May 23, 1917. She arrived in Canada as a young girl in June 1929. Her family initially settled near Claire, SK and later coming to the Hazel Dell district. On January 17, 1933, she married Alexander Olszewski and they settled near Okla, where they began their life together working on the family farm until 1974, when life could become a little easier as they moved to Preeceville. In 2004, when her huge garden and yard became too difficult, she became a resident of the Preeceville Lions Hostel, where her stay was made comfortable by everyone’s care and kindness. Throughout the years, Rosie was known for her incredible gardening skills, as she was able to provide not only vegetables and raspberries for her family, but for many others as well. She is predeceased by her husband, Alex in 1991; brothers, Peter, Ben and Paul; great-granddaughter, Chesney Nelson and grand son-in-law, David Jacobsen, Rosie is survived by her sons, Stanley (Eleanor), Thomas (Elizabeth) and Edward (Sharon); daughters, Carol (Gerald) and Helen (Peter); 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary; brother, Mike an sister-in-law, Nellie

OSATUIK – Helen Osatuik, 71 of Preeceville, died suddenly at her home on August 24, 1996. She was born October 19, 1924 in the Dnister school district near Canora. She was one of three daughters of Metro and Polly (Ripy) Goretzky, who also had five sons. She began working at an area farm following the death of her father and departure of other family members. Moving to the Preeceville area and while employed by Bill and Florence Tonn, she met and married William Osatuik on July 11, 1942. They farmed in the Sunny Brae school district north of Preeceville until 1961, and east of Lady Lake until 1980, retiring to their home on the outskirts of Preeceville. Her pastimes were baking and cooking, gardening and yard work, quilting an the company of her community friends and later, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In recent years, her interests and pleasures included feeding an observing deer, grosbeaks and blue jays in the winter and hummingbirds in summer. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bill in 1986, two grandchildren, Bruce and Melody in infancy; and her brothers, John, Bill, Steve, Mike and Nick, she is survived by her son, Dennis; daughters, Betty (Lorin) Tonn and Sharon (Allan) Tonn; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

OSATUIK – Lorna Osatuik, 77 of Preeceville and formerly of Usherville, passed away October 21, 2005 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the Preeceville Funeral Home Chapel. Born on February 14, 1928 in Bracebridge, Ont., to Bill and Miriam Kirkpatrick, she attended school in Moose Jaw. She was a bookkeeper for a jewelry store in Moose Jaw. She married Nick Osatuik in Moose Jaw on January 6, 1945. She ran a daycare business in Estevan. In 1960, she moved to Usherville and two years ago, moved to Preeceville. She was a lifetime member of the Anglican Church Women’s group and an avid bowler. Predeceased by her parents, Bill and Miriam, her husband, Nick, a brother, Morris and a sister, Wilma, she is survived by a son, Norman (Diane) of Vancouver; a daughter, Lori (Allan) Galiz of Endeavour; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

OSATIUK – Mary Osatiuk 82 of Usherville, passed away on June 11, 1986 in Calgary. Funeral service held at St James Anglican Church in Endeavour. She was born on April 21, 1904 in Lockport, MB. She married George Osatiuk on November 7, 1918. Predeceased by her husband in 1964, she is survived by four sons, Nick of Usherville, John of Fort St. John, Bill of Burns Lake, BC and Mike of Spruce Grove, AB; four daughters, Sadie Leason and Anne Groves of Dryden, ON and Dora Trainor and Clara Ulrichson of Calgary; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

OSATUIK – Nick Osatuik, 81 of Usherville, passed away on February 1, 2001 in Preeceville Hospital. Born on October 27, 1919 in Usherville, he attended school there. He served in the army from 1941 to 1945. He was employed at Robin Hood Mills from 1945-47 and worked as a CPR engineer from 1947 until he retired in 1984. He married Lorna Kirkpatrick on January 6, 1945 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Moose Jaw and also farmed since 1960. Predeceased by his parents, George and Mary (Antonichuk) Osatuik, and a brother, John, he is survived by his wife, Lorna; a son Norman (Diane) of Vancouver; a daughter, Lori (Allan) Galiz of Usherville; two brothers, Mike of Edmonton an William of Vernon; four sisters,, Dora and Clara both of Calgary, Ann of Thunder Bay. ON and Sadie of Vernon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

OSATIUK – William J Osatiuk, 74 of Preeceville, died on March 11, 1986 in Preeceville Hospital. He was born December 31, 1911 at Preeceville. He was educated at Sunny Brae School. He was employed by local farmers, the RM of Preeceville as an equipment operator, and by the lumber and pulp operations near Reserve. He began farming north of Preeceville in 1946, and in 1964 he purchased and moved to a farm east of Lady Lake from which he retired in 1977. He married Helen Goretsky at Sturgis on July 12, 1942. Predeceased by his father, John P. Osatiuk in 1949 and his mother Katie in 1964; two grandchildren, Melody Tonn in 1973 and Bruce Tonn in 1974, he is survived by his wife, Helen; a son Dennis of Preeceville; two daughters, Betty Tonn and Sharon Tonn, both of Preeceville; three brothers, Fred of Canora, Mike of Kamsack and Pat of Preeceville; three sisters, Mary Dick, Daisy Youngs and Annie McPhatter; and four grandchildren.

OTTERSON – Martin was born April 1, 1882 in Summit, ND. He came to Canada with his parents, a brother Henry and a sister Mary in 1907 to a homestead, seven miles north of Preeceville. Martin filed on a homestead and later sold the land. He worked in one of the first grocery stores in Preeceville. He helped his father break land on the home place as well as proved up his own homestead. Martin married Selma Swan on January 5, 1915. They had four children. After his wife died in 1937, Martin kept his home on the farm until the children left home, they all went to BC. Martin followed them out to the coast in the mid forties and resided in Victoria. He celebrated his 100th birthday April 1982. He passed away two years later in September 1984.

OTTERSON – Selma was born in 1895 to parents Samuel and Christine Swan in South Dakota, USA. In April 1904 she came to Canada with her parents and eight siblings to the family homestead. She married Martin Otterson on January 5, 1915 and they raised four children, Vinola Bernice, Leslie Raymond, Ivan Austin and Melba Gwendolyn. The children all attended Beaver Falls School. Selma passed away on October 1, 1937

OVERLAND – Gunhild was born in 1889. She married Olav Overland and they had four children. Their eldest John was killed in the war in 1944. Arne lived in Ontario up until 1980 when he moved to Winnipeg. Ronald lived in Saskatoon and had two sons and Julia lived in Edmonton. Gunhild passed away in 1978.

OVERLAND – Olav J. Overland, age 85, passed away November 24, 1969 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was born at Rjukan, Norway. When he was 18, he settled in the United States living in South Dakota and Minn. for 20 years. In 1923, he married Gunhild Svenson Rue in Rjukan, Norway and they came to Canada, settling in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by a son John, killed in action in 1944, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Arne William of Manitouwadge, ON and Roald F. of Yorkton; a daughter, Julia Beyer of Edmonton; a brother John of Spoken, Washington; four grandchildren, Kevin and Warren Overland and Albert and Alane Beyer.

OWCHAR – Andrew Owchar, 83 of the Gateway Lodge in Canora and formerly of Preeceville, passed away February 12, 1993 at the Canora Hospital. Funeral held in the United Church in Preeceville. Born on March 13, 1909 to Steve and Eva Owchar in the Hazel Dell district, he was educated at Orange Vale School. He married Jennie Slugoski on June 13, 1932 and they had five children. They farmed until 1946 in the Hazel Dell district. They moved to Princeton, BC, where he was employed for one year at Copper Mountain Mines. They returned to the Preeceville area and Andrew worked as a carpenter for several years. From 1952 to 1974, the Co-op Creamery employed him. He was widowed in 1955. On June 29, 1968, he married Winnie Werbowski of Kamsack. Predeceased by both wives, Jennie in 1955 and Minnie in 1986, and a sister, Annie in 1987, he is survived by two sons, Joe (Lorna) of Lethbridge and Harold (Leone) of White City; three daughters, Mary (Dean) of Whitehorse, Betty (Jim) of Regina and Evelyn (Reg) of Langley; three step daughters, Bernice Hladun of Canora, Cornell Silversides of Oakville, ON and Darlene McFadden of Edmonton; three sisters, Polly Barteski and Tilly Ostapowich of Canora and Mary Kiowski of Preeceville; nine grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one step-great grandchild.

OWCHAR – Eva Owchar, age 92, died on November 12, 1972 in Preeceville Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral service held in the Greek Orthodox Church at Sturgis. Born in the Ukraine, December 22, 1879, she married Steve Owchar in 1900 and came to Canada with her husband and three children in 1907. They homesteaded in the Hazel Dell district. In 1943, they moved to Preeceville. Her husband died in 1963 and Eva then lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kiowski. She is survived by a son Andrew of Preeceville and four daughters, Polly Barteski of Invermay, Lillie Ostapowich of Canora and Annie Choromitz and Mary Kiowski, both of Preeceville; 36 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great- grandchildren.

OXLEY – Hilton Oxley was born in Huddersfield, England on March 22, 1893. He came to Canada in March 1913. He took a farm job in the Plateau district south of Sturgis and worked there until the fall of 1913 and then went to work for Sam Mitchell for a year on his farm. In the spring of 1915 he worked for William Paterson. He homesteaded in the White Beech area and sold it in 1919. He then purchased land southeast of Preeceville. In the spring of 1920, Mary Ellen Brown arrived from Huddersfield, England and on April 13th they were married at Canora. They settled on a farm in the Waler School district. Hilton was a horse lover and kept and raised many horses. In 1921 a son Joe was born and in 1924 a daughter Irene was born. In the early years to make extra income, Hilton spent winters in lumber camps hauling lumber. He also drove the school inspector to all the rural schools, In the fall of 1948, they moved from the farm to a place half a mile south of Preeceville. Hilton passed away in February 1959.

OXLEY – Jennifer Lenore (nee Zubko) Oxley, age 30 of Preeceville, died on June 21, 1992 at the Plains Health Centre in Regina. She was born on October 7, 1961 in Canora, the daughter of Dan and Anne Zubko. She attended Stenen Elementary School and High School in Sturgis, graduating in 1979. Following graduation, she operated the Dairy Dip in Preeceville and worked the winter in Regina at the General Hospital as a dietician. She took a computer coarse in Regina and worked at city hall. She returned to Preeceville and worked at the Century House. In 1983, she took a coarse in cosmetology at Yorkton and in 1984 opened Jennifer’s Hair Salon, which she owned and operated until her death. On June 26, 1988, she married Hilton Oxley in Saskatoon. Predeceased by two sisters, Donna in infancy and Charlene, she is survived by her parents, her husband; her daughter Fallyn; a brother Darcy of Saskatoon and her sister Christine (Rocky) Luciw of Martensville.

OXLEY – Joe Oxley, 75 of Preeceville, died on January 6, 1997 at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on October 28, 1921 on the family farm southeast of Preeceville, he attended Waler School. He helped on the farm and joined the army in 1942 during the Second World War. He was sent overseas in 1943, a member of the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards and saw active duty in Italy, France and Holland. After being badly wounded in Holland in 1945, he spent two months in hospital in England, returned to Canada by ship and traveled by train from Halifax to Regina, where he spent one year in hospital. After his stay, he was discharged and returned to Preeceville. He married Joyce Jaques on October 20 1949 in St. James Anglican Church in Endeavour and they lived in the same farmyard as his parents, one-half mile south of Preeceville. They moved to Preeceville in 1992. A member of the Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Canadian Legion. He served on the United Church board, was president of the Preeceville history book committee and a member of the Assiniboine Valley Manor board. Predeceased by his parents, Hilton and Mary Oxley, and a sister, Irene Campbell, he is survived by his wife Joyce; a son, Hilton of Preeceville; a daughter, Joan (Butch) Peel of Preeceville and two grandchildren.

OXLEY – Joyce Oxley, age 80 of Preeceville, died on December 13, 2004. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on February 24, 1924 in Endeavour to David and Mabel Jaques, she was educated at Veteran’s School. She worked on her parents farm, cafes in Endeavour and Preeceville, a waffle shop in Winnipeg, an as a nurses’ aide at Preeceville Hospital. She married Joe Oxley at the Anglican Church in Endeavour on October 20, 1949. She was a member of the Preeceville L4gion Ladies Auxiliary, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Farm Wives Club. Predeceased by her parents, her husband and a brother, David Jr., she is survived by on son, Hilton of Preeceville; one daughter, Joan (Butch) Peel of Preeceville, two brothers, Jack (Jeanette) and Ronald (Jeanette) both of Endeavour; three sisters, Mabel Pringle of Winnipeg, Florence Olson of Preeceville and Kathleen Walker of Yorkton, and two grandchildren.

OXLEY – Mary Ellen Oxley, 79 of Preeceville passed away on February 27, 1975 after a long illness. Mary was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire England and came to Canada and married Hilton Oxley in 1920. They settled on their farm southeast of Preeceville, where they lived until 1948 when they moved closer to Preeceville. She was a member of the Farm Wives club for a number of years. She was a member of, and was always interested in the work of the United Church. Predeceased by her husband in 1959, she is survived by two sisters, Hilda Waring and Clarice Cowling of England; a son, Joe and a daughter, Irene Peterson of Preeceville, and three grandchildren, Joan Peel, Hilton Oxley and Grant Peterson all of Preeceville.

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PAHLKE – Katarinna "Tina" (nee Regier) Pahlke of Hudson Bay and formerly of Endeavour, died on June 7, 1987 in the Hudson Bay Hospital. She was born on August 11, 1910 in Rosthern to Gerhard and Tina Regier. She was educated at the Sharp School in the Rostern area. She worked at various farms in the Rostern district and on November 2, 1930, she married Frederick Pahlke at Rostern. She lived in Endeavour district for a period before moving to Hudson Bay. Predeceased by her husband and parents, she is survived by three sons, Abraham and Jim of Hudson Bay and Edwin of Moose Jaw; three daughters, Tina of Regina, Anne of Edmonton and Margaret of Endeavour; two brothers, George Regier of Saskatoon and John Regier of Winnipeg; two sisters, Lena of Rosthern and Elizabeth of Vegreville; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

PALAGIAN – John Palagian was born January 3, 1923 on a farm approximately 1-½ miles from Usherville, to Conrad and Lena Palagian. He was the 5th born of their 17 children. He attended Cherenosz School, completing grade 3. H e worked on the farm trapped and cut cordwood until he left for Ontario at 14. In Long Lac, ON he cut pulp and worked as a blacksmith, building logging sleighs, then moved to Fort William and worked for the Canadian Airforce, making airplane wings. He moved to Toronto and got a job as a molder, making box car wheels and took a welding course, then worked in the Toronto-Hamilton area as a welder for about 3 years. He moved back to Usherville and built his own blacksmith shop where he worked in the summer and logged in the winter. He began his own logging contract with MacMillan Bloedel in Hudson Bay, SK in 1960 and kept this contract to the present time. He married Margaret Nesbitt in Usherville on July 17, 1948. They had five children, Betty Yaremchuk, Debby Palagian-Pryor (Joe), Sally Thideman (Murray), Linda Palagian and Alan (Sharon) Palagian. John is predeceased by his parents and siblings, George, Mary, Steve, Rose, Alex, Mike, Bill, Fred, Harry, Andrew, Pete and Ann. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, Glenn, Kristine, Matthew, Nicole, Jason Lindsay, Derek and Mitchell and great grandchildren, Logan, Lance, Rikki and Nicholas; brothers Matt and Nick; his sisters Margaret Stubbine and Doreen Scherban. John loved being out in the bush and was a good sponsor for the Endeavour ball teams, both ladies and men. H would drive all over the Province where they played to cheer them on.

PANASIEWICH – William Panasiewich was born in 1910, the son of Jacob and Theodosia (Stefanyshyn) Panasiewich. William left school at age 14 and devoted his time to farming and community affairs. He served on the school and church board, Wheat Pool committee, livestock improvement club and was also a councilor and reeve for the RM of Preeceville. He married Pauline Mykytyshyn in 1936 in Olesha Church. They had two children: Eugene and Betty. In 1958 the family moved to live in the Norway School district and farmed there until their retirement to Preeceville in 1976. William passed away in 1981.

PANASIUK – Fred Panasiuk was born in 1914, the son of Mike and Mary Panasiuk. He attended Hryhoriw School. After finishing school in the early thirties, Fred worked at scrubbing brush and later at stooking and threshing. At 24 years of age he married Stella Banadyga and they started farming. He served as a councilor on the RM of Preeceville as well as on school and church boards. They raised seven children: Rose, Walter, Pauline, Elizabeth, Agnes, Freddie and Gail. Fred passed away in 1997.

PANKEWICH – Annie (nee Yachishyn) Pankewich of Preeceville, died on March 18, 1987 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on November 8, 1911 at Preeceville, she was educated at Checkow School. In 1930, she married Harry Pankewich at he Olesha Church. She was an active member of the church from 1931 and later at the Hryhoriw church until 1953 when the family moved to Preeceville. She served in the Hryhoriw and Preeceville parishes for years. She joined the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League in 1955, holding positions such as president and treasurer for a few years. She was also active in the choir. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Alexandra Yachishyn, three brothers, Peter, Bill and Mike; four sisters, Pauline Leksiewicz, Mary Paslowski, Stella Yachishyn and Julia Serhan and one grandchild, Corey Statchuk; she is survived by her husband Harry; a son, Larry of Saskatoon; seven daughters, Julia Gulka of Porcupine Plain, Stella Tulik of Preeceville, Alice Dmytriw of Dubuc, Marge Statchuk of Buchanan, June Hesuik of Preeceville, Jane Brezenski of Calgary and Lendre Lesanko of Spruce Grove, AB; two brothers, Nick of Preeceville and Steve of an unknown address; two sisters, Jennie Beech of Preeceville and Minnie Dmytriw of Preeceville; 27 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

PANKEWICH – Harry Pankewich, 83 of Preeceville, died on January 22, 1990 at his home. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on May 11, 1907 in Olesha district, he was educated at Hryhoriw School. He farmed until 1953, and then moved into Preeceville, where he started a general store. Later he did carpentry until his retirement. He built the altar table and the tetrapod in the Ukrainian Church and was a church elder for many years. He had been a trustee of the Hryhoriw School board and a treasurer of the church. On November 8, 1930 he married Annie Yachyshyn at Olesha. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Dora (Serhan); a sister, Julia; his wife, Annie in 1987 and a grandson, Corey Statchuk in 1974, he is survived by a son, Larry (Brenda) of Saskatoon; seven daughters, Julia Gulka of Porcupine Plain, Stella Tulik of Preeceville, Alice (Mike) Dmytriw of Lanigan, Marge (Walter) Statchuk of Buchanan, June (Audin) Hesiuk of Preeceville, Jane (Phil) Brezinski of Calgary and Lenore (Gordon0 Lesanko of Spruce Grove; a brother, Walter (Mary) of Canora; three sisters, Pauline Zarazun of Preeceville, Stella Bucy of Winnipeg and Mary (Joe) Tkatchuk of Preeceville; 27 grandchildren an 15 great-grandchildren.

PANTIUK – Margaret Pantiuk was born on November 18, 1922 on a farm near Ketchen, SK to parents, Anton and Eva (Chornomitz) Barteski. She passed away on October 28, 2013 at the Yorkton Hospital. She is survived by her husband George Pantiuk, daughter, Linda Reed, son-in-law Lawrence Pasloski, sisters, Mary Petrowski, Anne Chimko and Mabel Gulka. She leaves behind four grandchildren, Michael (Jill) Pasloski, Raquel (Wesley) Holodniuk, Shaelyn (Shaun) Reed-Lang, Brandi (Shane) Janvier; as well as 6 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Dayne, Kade, Saje, Bree and Ty. Margaret attended school in Preeceville and continued to live there all her life. She worked briefly in Deloraine, MB as a housekeeper and also in the Preeceville Creamery. She married George Pantiuk on July 6, 1970 in Preeceville. George farmed nearby even though they lived in town. She was an avid CWL member, a member of the ST. Patrick’s RC Church in Sturgis, and Sturgis bowling league. Margaret enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, carpet bowling and playing cards and bingo. She was predeceased by her daughter, Delores Pasloski; brothers, Mike, Joe and Nick Barteski.

PARK – Jerushia (nee White) Park was born in 1836. She had a son Arthur White, by a previous marriage, when she married Robert Sr. Park. Together they had three children: Jack, Ameila and Robert Jr. The family moved from Ontario in 1884 to the Balcarres district and then to the Devils Lake area in 1893. Mrs. Park in her later years was crippled and going blind. In 1903, her son Robert filed for a homestead in the Preeceville area and brought his mother with him to care for. She passed away in 1930.

PARK – John (Jack) William Park was born in Tillsonberg, ON September 4,1871. He was the son of Robert Sr. and Josie Park He came to Sask. in April 1884. He homesteaded land seven miles north of Balcarres. During the years on their homestead, Jack served in the Northwest rebellion of 1885 as a home guard. In 1888, the family moved north to Good Spirit Lake where he ranched with his brothers. There he met and married Margerite Gunn on December 29, 1896. They had five children born at Good Spirit. In 1902 he took a homestead south of Preeceville and came to stay in 1904.Another daughter was born in 1916. Jack was a trustee on the school board for many years. He became a self-taught veterinarian. He worked at his veterinary work until he became blind at 90 years of age. Jack passed away May 14, 1965 in his pioneer home, with his family at his side. He was 93 years and eight months old.

PARK – Mabel Mary (nee Dolton) Park, 76 of Preeceville, passed away January 1, 1982 in the Regina Plains Health Centre. Funeral service held at the Preeceville United Church and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. Mabel Mary Dolton was born June 9, 1905 at Preeceville and was educated in the Beaver Falls School. She married William A. Park on August 6, 1923 at Canora and they farmed south of Preeceville, in the Waler school district. She was a member of the Farm Wives Club. Predeceased by her husband in 1981; three brothers; a sister in 1977; her mother in 1952, and her father in 1957; she is survived by two daughters, Eileen Johnson and Mae Tunbridge of Preeceville; a sister, Myrtle Sjuberg of Endeavour; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

PARK – Margaret F. (nee Gunn) Park was born in Little Britton, MB on July 14,1876. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gunn. The Gunn family had moved to Fort Qu’Appelle in 1882 and to Good Spirit Lake in 1887. She married John Park and they had six children: William, Maud, James, Ethel (1898-1933, Donald (1902-1957) and Francis born in 1916. Margaret passed away August 28, 1964.

PARK – William (Sandy) A. Park was born in 1897, the eldest son of John and Margaret Park. He farmed with his father; trapping and hunting became very much a part of their lives. In 1918, he served a short time in the First World War. In 1923, he married Mabel Dalton and they had two daughters, Eileen and Mae. William passed away April 16, 1981.

PARKIN – Raymond Sansom Parkin, 68 of Preeceville, died on August 20, 1985 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born June 17, 1923 in Leross, he was educated at Okla. He farmed in the Okla district until 1952, when he took over the operation of the Preeceville Fur Farm. He converted to mixed farming in 1962 and farmed and trapped until he became ill. He was a member of the Sask. Wildlife and the Preeceville Horseshoe Club. On September 14, 1942, he married Rose Walters. Predeceased by his father, Ernest Lambert; his mother, Flora Ellan; a sister, Betty; a brother, Robert and a son, John, he is survived by his wife Rose; three sons, Norman of Sherwood Park, Kenneth of Langley, BC and Dale (Carol) of Preeceville; a brother, Alfred of Okla; five sisters, Jessie Wright of Kamsack, Pat Schrader of Okla, Ernistine Ashdown of Okla, Phyllis Essler of Victoria and Ellaline Parkin of Regina; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PARKIN – Rose (nee Walters) Parkin passed away January 10, 2000 at Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral service held at Evangel Tabernacle. Born December 18, 1920 in Kayville, SK. she was educated in Okla. She married Raymond Parkin on September 14, 1941 at the Anglican Church in Lintlaw. Predeceased by her parents, George and Dominica Walters, her husband Raymond, a son John and a brother, Conn; she is survived by three sons, Norman, Kenneth and Dale; three brothers, Sam, Peter and William; four sisters, Alma, Dorothy, Jean and Magdalina; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

PARSEY – Orest Donald Parsey, 45 of Barriere, BC, died September 17, 1979. Funeral service held in St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church at Hryhoriw in the Preeceville district. Born at Erwood, SK he received his primary education at Netchie Hills School at Ketchen and later his elementary schooling at Hyas. He graduated from Sturgis Composite High School in 1953. He married Agnes Shuya of Preeceville in 1957 in Hryhoriw Church. In 1956 he started employment with the BC Forest Services at Quesnel. Later he served at McBride, Valemont, Summit Lake, McLeod Lake and Aleza Lake. He obtained his first ranger’s post in 1967 at Prince Rupert. In January 1973 he moved to Barriere. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of the Lions Club. Predeceased by his mother in 1954, his father in 1965, he is survived by his wife; a daughter, Rosemarie; three brothers, John of Terre Haute Indiana, Menow of Edmonton and Edward of Midland, Mich.; two sisters, Elsie Goodell of Hudson Bay and Jean (Ralph) Trebish of Usherville.

PASIECHNIK – Annie Pasiechnik, 85 of Preeceville, died on April 6, 1994 in the Plains Health Centre in Regina. Funeral held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born September 17, 1908 in Winnipeg, she was educated at Stove Creek School. She married John on February 25, 1927 at Hazel Dell. They farmed from 1927 to 1945 and then operated a general store from 1945 to 1968. In 1968 they retired and moved to Preeceville. She was an active member of Club 60 and the United Church. Predeceased by her husband in 1985 and her brother, John in 1988, she is survived by three sons, Mike (Isabel) of Neepawa, MB, Harry (Marjorie) of Edmonton and Andy (Vi) of Regina; a daughter Stella of Regina; three brothers, Harry Skawronski of Kelvington, Mike Skawronski of Invermay and Tony Skawronski of Lintlaw; a sister, Nettie Wagner of Saskatoon; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

PASIECHNIK – John Pasiechnik, 79 of Preeceville and formerly of Hazel Dell, died on January 11, 1985 in the Regina General Hospital. Funeral held in the United Church, Preeceville. Born June 13, 1905 in Ukraine, he was the son of Mike and Katherina Pasiechnik. He was educated in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada. He farmed in the Rockford area from 1927 to 1945. On February 25, 1927 he married Annie Skowronski at Hazel Dell. From 1945 to 1968, he operated a general store at Hazel Dell, retiring to Preeceville in 1968. Pasiechnik was a trustee of the Stove Creek School; the hall manager at Hazel Dell and a trustee of Preeceville Club 60. Predeceased by his father in 1947, his mother in 1937 an a daughter, Mary in 1929, he is survived by his wife; three sons, Mike of Neepawa, MB, Harry of Edmonton and Henry of Regina; a daughter, Stella Chalupiak of Regina; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

PASIECHNIK – Paul Pasiechnik of Preeceville, died on December 8, 2002 at the Canora hospital. Funeral service held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. He was born March 24, 1926 in Rockford to Wes and Dora Pasiechnik. He attended Chechow School. He worked in the mines in BC and ON, then worked at various jobs such as a mechanic, carpenter and heavy equipment operator. He married Mary Blotski in Preeceville on August 3, 1958. He retired from the Sask. Department of Highways on June 1, 1987. He was a member of ST. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. Predeceased by his father, Wes and a sister, Anne, he is survived by his wife, Mary; his mother, Dora; a son Bill (Trish) of Calgary; a brother Steve (Roseanne) of Preeceville; five sisters, Stella Moroz of Hyas, Caroline Stefanyshyn of Edmonton, Rosie Pozniak of Preeceville, Elaine Holowachuk of Preeceville and Pauline (Orest) Kaminski of Wetaskiwin, AB and granddaughter, Jenelle of Calgary.

PASIECHNIK – Steve Pasiechnik, 67 of Preeceville, died on December 24, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on February 23, 1936 in Chechow district near Preeceville to Wes and Dora (Gulka) Pasiechnik, he was educated at Chechow School. After leaving school he farmed with his parents. Later he worked on a CN extra gang throughout Western Canada. He worked winters in bush camps and a gold mine at Red Lake, ON. He also worked in construction on the Preeceville School and feed mill. He purchased more land and started mixed farming, while doing custom trucking. He married RoseAnn Balysky on November 2, 1968 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Danbury. They continued farming until 2002, when they moved into Preeceville. Predeceased by his father, Wes, one grandson Dillan Walker, one sister, Annie Maximnuk and one brother Paul, his is survived by his mother, Dora of Preeceville; his wife RoseAnn; one son Kevin of Preeceville; three daughters, Darlene Walker, Gail Darmochid and Judy Beauchesne; five sisters, Stella Moroz, Caroline Stefanyshyn, Rosie Pozniak, Elaine Holowachuk and Pauline Kaminski; and five grandchildren.

PASIECHNIK – Wes (Bill) Pasiechnik, 79 who passed away in Preeceville Hospital after a short illness, was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born in West Ukraine, he came to Canada in 1910. He married Dora Gulka in 1925 and farmed in the Rockford district. In 1927 he moved to the Preeceville district, where he farmed until retiring in 1968 and moved to Preeceville. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, John of Preeceville; a sister Nettie Melnychuk in West Ukraine and two sons, Paul and Steve of Preeceville; six daughters, Stella Moroz, Anne Maximuik, Caroline Stefanyshyn, Rose Pozniak, Elaine Holowachuk and Pauline Kaminski; and 34 grandchildren.

PASIECHNYK – William Pasiechnyk passed away on October 16, 2008 at the Preeceville Hospital. He was born on November 11, 1924 in Buchach, Poland. In July 1930 William (Bill), along with is mom, Barbara and dad Andrew and younger brother Russell moved from Poland to Canada. Immediately after landing in Quebec, they made their way to Hazel Dell, SK. Bill attended Turnout School until wads in grade six. After doing odd jobs around Hazel Dell, he moved to BC at the age of 17 looking for employment. He worked at a mine in Copper Mountain, BC for two years before returning to Sask. On October 25, 1947, Bill married Kate Sochan. That same year they moved back to Copper Mountain, where Bill resumed his mining career. During their time here their first child was born, shortly after which they returned to Sask. In the summer of 1949 they started a café in Hazel Dell, adding a poolroom a few years after that became a popular spot for the local patrons. Between 1954 and 1959 another three children were added to the family. In 1959 they bought a quarter of land and started a mink ranch. In 1965 they moved the family onto the farm and continued farming for the next 24 years. In 1989, they moved to Hazel Dell for official retirement. After a year they moved to Preeceville and purchased a house. Bill is survived by his loving wife Kate Pasiechnyk of Preeceville; son Lorance (Barb) of Calgary and grandchildren Cayle, and Carmen. Son Ken (Ruth) of Regina and their children Adam, Chad and Allissa, son Joe (Linda) of Hazel Dell and grandson David and granddaughter Brittany; daughter Jane (Glen) Glass of Cochrane, AB and her children Jeff, Trevor and Kevin; his brother Joe of Canora and brother Pete of Marysfield, BC. His mother and brothers Walter and Russell predeceased Bill.

PATERSON – Agnes (nee Birkett) Paterson was born in 1866. In 1884 she came from Troutbeck, near Kendel in the Lake District of England to live with her aunt and uncle. She married William Patterson Sr. and they had four sons: Andrew, William, Robert and James. The couple farmed. Agnes passed away in 1927.

PATERSON – Elizabeth R. Patterson (nee Laird) was born in Scotland in 1904. While on a trip with her mother, from Scotland to the United States and Canada, in 1928, Elizabeth became engaged to James C Paterson of the Waler district, near Preeceville. They were married in February 1930 in Edinburgh. They returned to Canada and her husbands homestead. Before moving to Preeceville and still living on the farm, Mrs. Paterson was the photographer for the Preeceville district. She also sold several of her photos to an agency in New York. She had attended Edinburgh College of Art before her marriage and studied drawing and painting. When she moved to Preeceville she painted children’s portraits in oil. She also did landscape and animal paintings. She passed away in 1993.

PATERSON – Geraldine Lavina Paterson died November 13, 1937 at the age of seven years. She was the daughter of Robert and Nellie Paterson.

PATERSON – James Paterson was the youngest son born to William Sr. and Agnes Paterson in 1902. He married Elizabeth Laird in 1930 in Scotland. He returned to Canada with his bride and settled on his farm in a new home, which had been specially built for the newly married couple. They had three children: a son William Donald, and two daughters, Agnes Lilian (Oonagh) and Betty Jean. The family moved to Preeceville in 1946. James died in 1962.

PATERSON – Jeanette Selena (nee Hill) Paterson 69, of Preeceville, died on February 21, 2001 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral held at Trinity United Church, Preeceville. Born on April 7, 1931 in Wynyard, she attended Grey nuns Hospital of nursing in Regina and worked briefly in Wynyard before moving to Preeceville. She worked as a registered nurse for almost 38 years and retired in 1995. She married Donald Paterson on June 6, 1964, in Wynyard. Predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth Hill; two brothers, Jack and Jim; she is survived by her husband, Donald, a son Jim and three daughters, Dawn, Beth and Andra; and two sisters, Margaret Magnusson and Florence Munro.

PATERSON – Laura Agnes Gwendolyn Paterson passed away November 13, 1937 at the age of seven. She was the daughter of Robert and Nellie Paterson.

PATERSON – Margaret Paterson, 83 of Preeceville, passed away January 2, 1984 at her home. Funeral service held at the Preeceville United Church. Margaret Paton was born February 6, 1901 in the Cailmount district of Moosomin, NWT. She was educated in the Moosomin area and then attended Teachers College at Regina. She taught school in the districts of Tyvan, New Hastings, Shellmouth, Govan, Alameda and Rama, before coming to teach at Preeceville in 1926. In 1931, she married William Waite Paterson and the couple lived on the family farm in the Waler School district. They retired to Preeceville in 1949. Paterson played an active role in church an community work. She was a member of the United Church, the United Church Women, Preeceville Union Hospital auxiliary and the Homemakers club. Predeceased by her husband in 1967, an infant son in 1933 and two brothers, Sidney in 1969 and Robert in 1982, she is survived by a daughter, Bernita Holden of Sherwood Park, AB; a son, Tom of Regina; two sisters, Nellie Elliot of Macauley, MB an Adeline Byers of Fernie, BC; and five grandchildren.

PATERSON – Robert Angus Paterson the son of Robert and Nellie (Ballentine) Paterson passed away November 13, 1937 at the age of nine.

PATERSON – Robert William Paterson born to parents, Margaret and William W. Paterson, died in infancy August 2, 1933.

PATERSON – William Donald Paterson, 69 of Preeceville, who died January 9, 2002 at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, was held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on January 11, 1932 in Sunnyside Haddinton, Scotland, to Elizabeth and James Paterson. He attended Waler Country School and Preeceville High School. He worked for CN railway and then went into farming. He married Jean Hill near Weyburn on June 6, 1964. Predeceased by his parents and his wife, Jean in 2001; he is survived by his son, Jim; three daughters, Dawn, Beth and Andrea and two sisters, Ona of Preeceville and Betty Jean of Calgary.

PATERSON – William Sr. Paterson was born in 1860. He grew up at Kelso, Scotland and went to Australia for a time. He came to Canada and worked as a foreman on the Canadian Railway. Later freighted goods by team from Qu’Appelle to Prince Albert. He married Agnes Birkett and they had four sons. In 1887 William started to ranch at Devil’s Lake, south of Buchanan. After a few years he moved north of Buchanan in 1903. This area was known as the Waler School district. William was very interested in politics. He was secretary Treasurer of the Waler School district from its beginning until he passed away in 1926.

PATERSON – William Watt Paterson was born in 1891. He married Margaret Patton of Moosomin. They had two children: a daughter, Bernita and a son Tom. William inherited the homestead farm and lived there until 1949, when they moved to Preeceville. He was chairman of Waler School for many years. He passed away in 1967.

PATRYQURA – Bella (nee Melnychuk) Patrygura, 97 of Preeceville and formerly of the Buchanan district, passed away August 22, 2006. Born on April 9, 1909 in the Olesha district to Zachary and Domka Melnychuk, she attended Hryhoriw School. She married John Patrygura at Hryhoriw Ukrainian Catholic Church in October of 1939. They farmed in the Buchanan and Benito districts, before retiring to Preeceville in 1975. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, John, a son Billy, three brothers, Klym, Andrew and Bill, and three sisters, Nettie, Annie and Margaret, she is survived by two daughters, Stella Scherbatiuk and Olga Raymond and three grandchildren.

PATRYQURA – John Patryqura, 98 of Preeceville, died on April 3, 2004 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on May 5, 1905, in Halich, Western Ukraine, he attended school in Ukraine. He immigrated to Canada in 1929 and worked as a farm labourer and in bush camps. He married Belinda Melnychuk at Hryhoriw Catholic Church in October of 1939. In 1940, they purchased a farm in the Hryhoriw district. In 1944, they sold the farm and bought two-quarter sections of land in the Buchanan district, where they farmed for 18 years. After selling the property, they purchased land near Benito and continued to farm until they retired to Preeceville in 1975. He was a resident of the Preeceville Hospital long-term-care wing for eight years. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Maria, two brothers, Peter and Harry, two sisters, Annie and Katharine and a son Billy; he is survived by his wife, Bella; two daughters, Stella Schernatiuk of Winnipeg and Olga Raymond of Winnipeg; a brother Vasyl of Ukraine, and three grandchildren.

PAUL – Esther Paul was born in 1913. She was a registered nurse, graduating from the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg in 1935. She was Matron of the Preeceville hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1972. She married Ed Paul in 1942. Vern the oldest was by Ed’s previous marriage. Ed and Esther had two boys, Dean and Clair and two daughters, Jo Ann and Lois. Ester passed away in 2008.

PAUL – J. Edwin Paul was born on April 9, 1902 at Griswold, MB to John and Annie Paul. The family moved to Saskatoon 1903. Ed graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Sask. in 1926. He owned stores in Saskatoon, Star City and came to Preeceville in 1938 and bought the drug store. A former Lumberyard building was moved to Main Street and renovated and it became Paul’s Drug Store. In 1974 the Marshall Wells building was purchased and the business moved. Ed was interested in community and civic affairs. He was chairman for several years of the Sports Committee and spent a great deal of time helping to organize the Annual Sports Days. He was on the village and town council and was Mayor from 1952-59. In 1976 he received his 50-year Pharmacy certificate. He married Esther Homstol August 16, 1942. He had three sons and two daughters. Ed passed away in 1983.

PAUL – Trent Raymond Paul was born December 8, 1973 at the Preeceville Hospital. He was the second son of Clair and Bonnie Paul. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. John Lutheran Church. Trent attended Preeceville School and graduated with honors. He attended the University of Sask. in the College of Arts and Science for two years. Unsure of his plans for the future he then decided to join the work force. Trent worked for the Town of Preeceville, then Alberts Const., which eventually led him to the trucking industry. After working for just one short year he bought his own truck and trailer and continued to truck for another 7 years. In the year 2000, he sold his truck and returned to University to complete his dream of becoming a pharmacist, convocation from the University of Sask. in 2006. He worked at various pharmacies around Sask. before returning to Preeceville in 2007 with plans to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather Ed, His father Clair and Uncle Dean, to continue the family business. Trents hobbies and interests included biking, curling, snowmobiling, slo-pitch, socializing, working on local committees and was currently a member of the Sask. Pharmacy Assoc. board of directors. Trent was witty with a great sense of humor. On March 13, 2008 he peacefully passed away in Regina General Hospital at the age of 34. He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Sid and Evelyn Lebo, Mike and Stella Boyko; his grandparents, Ed Paul, Ray and Polly Lebo and cousin, Scott Prestie. He leaves to mourn his passing, parents, Clair and Bonnie; Brother Cory (Tanya); sister Shannon (Jesse); grandmother Esther, daughter Aybree and girlfriend Sonia. On March 26th the University of Sask. honored Trent and the College of Pharmacy, the spirit award has been renamed and will remain the Trent Paul Memorial Spirit Award. In honor of Trent, he was the first recipient of this reward.

PEEL – Harry William Peel was born in 1887, the oldest son of Henry and Emmeline Annie (Preece) Peel. His siblings were Gladys, Mabel, Grace and Ralph. He took up a homestead and in 1913 married Lillian Anderson of Manitou, MB. They had two daughters, Rita and Vera. In 1915, Harry enlisted and served four years in the army. Upon his return, he did some farming and also worked putting the railway through from Sturgis to Hudson Bay. He enlisted in WW11 and was stationed at Yorkton. When he returned he farmed until his death in 1966.

PEEL – Maud Peel, 81 of Preeceville, died on April 14, 1982, in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the United Church. Maud Park was born October 13, 1900 in the Devil’s Lake area. She was educated at the Waler School. She married Ralph Peel on August 3, 1920, in the United Church manse at Yorkton. They farmed south of Preeceville. She was a member of the Progressive Homemakers Club. Predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Park; two brothers, Alexander and Donald, an a sister, Ethel Shwalm; she is survived by her husband; a son, Ronald of Preeceville; a daughter, Grace Walsch of Wynyard; a brother, James Park of Portland, Oregon; a sister, Frances Dolton of Endeavour; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

PEEL – Ralph Peel was born in 1892, the youngest son of Henry and Emmeline Peel. He took over the original homestead from his father, when he died in 1927. In 1920, he married Maud Park. They lived on their farm, but spent many winters and some summers in the north. They had built a cabin near McDonald Creek, where they would fish and hunt and in winter trap for furs. They traveled their trap lines with dog teams. They continued to trap until 1928 and then farmed. They had two children: Grace born in 1928 and Ronald born in 1947. Ralph passed away in 1987.

PERKINS – Adella C. (nee Olson) Perkins, 92 of Preeceville, passed away January 13, 2006 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church. She was born September 27, 1913 in Preeceville and attended Preeceville School. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Robertson before she left to train as a nurse in Regina. On September 22, 1936, she married Charles Perkins and they lived in Tadmore. A year later, they moved to Winnipeg. In 1940 they moved to Vancouver to open a new Eaton’s store. In 1947, they moved to a farm 15 miles east of Winnipeg, near the town of Dugald. Adella began teaching piano to her children and neighbors, and her class grew in a total of 29 students. She taught Sunday school for many years and often-held Bible study at her home. After her husband died in 1981, she continued to live on the farm until 1996, when she moved to Yorkton. In 1998, she moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband, Charles, she is survive by two sons, Mark and Roland, both of Calgary; two brothers, Lowald Olson and Clayton Olson; two sisters, Gladys Dalton and Lorna Homstal; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

PERKINS – Charles R. Perkins was born in 1911. He married Adella Olson in 1936. They first lived at Tadmore, where he was a grain buyer. A year later they moved to Winnipeg, where Charles was employed by Eaton’s. In 1940 they moved to Vancouver to open a new Eaton’s store. They lived in New Westminister, Nelson and Trail, BC before moving back to Winnipeg and the main Eaton’s Store. In 1947 Charles and his brother purchased Northwest Cycle and Motor Company in Winnipeg. They to a farm 15 miles east of Winnipeg. Charles passed away in 1981.

PETERSON – Agnes Emily (nee Ford) Peterson was born in England in 1898. She worked in a hospital and it was there she met Arnold Peterson, who had been wounded in action of WW1 and sent to England to recuperate. They married May 25, 1918. When the war was over they came to Canada and settled in the Preeceville area. They farmed and her husband was a grain buyer. In 1929, they lost their house by fire, but rebuilt again by Lake Lomond. In 1934, they moved to another farm in the Beaver Falls district. They had six children: Wilfred Arnold, Gladys Helena, Ernest Soren, Arthur Eimar, Allan James and Sydney Ford. Agnes was an active member of the Ketchen Lutheran Church and the ladies Auxiliary. They retired to Preeceville in 1954. Agnes died November 19,1959 at the age of 61.

PETERSEN – Allan James Petersen was born June 3, 1931, the son of Agnes and Arnold Peterson. He worked in Flin Flon at the mine and was killed in a mine accident on July 15, 1956. His wife and Irene and son Allan Henry moved to Saskatoon.

PETERSEN – Arnold Sophia Petersen, 82 of Preeceville passed away on October 17, 1973. Funeral service held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was born at Horsens, Lutland Denmark in 1891. He came to Canada in 1910. He worked in the Saskatoon area, later homesteading near Tisdale. When the First World War broke out he enlisted at Prince Albert and served in France with the CMR. In 1918 he married Agnes Emily Ford in Derby County England and returned to Canada the same year, settling in the Preeceville area. Predeceased by his wife in 1959 and a son, Allan in 1956; he is survived by four sons, Ernest, Wilfred, Arthur and Sydney; a daughter Gladys Hornett; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PETERSON – Arnold W. Peterson was born in 1915, the son of Peter and Sina Ragnhild Peterson. He served overseas in the Army during the 2nd World War from January 1943 to May 1946. He married Irene Oxley in February 1950. They lived on the home place 1-1/2 miles south of Preeceville. They grain farmed and had cattle. They had one son, Grant Hilton born in 1960. In 1963 they bought a house in town and moved in as Arnold health was failing. He died in 1964.

PETERSON – Birdena Christina Peterson, 86 of Preeceville, passed away on Oct 25, 1989 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service was held at the Lutheran Church. She was born March 31, 1903 in Pope County, Glenwood, Minn., and was educated at Beaver Bluff and Preeceville Schools. In her early years she worked in various homes as a homemaker. On Feb. 1, 1928 she married Arthur Peterson at Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, Hans and Betty Iverson; her husband in 1956; eight brothers, Hans, Benny, Robert, John, Russell, Julius, Ernest and Edgar and four sisters, Belle, Anna, Selma and Esther, she is survived by a daughter, Esther Holowachuk of Preeceville; a sister, Emma Espedahl of Kelvindale Lodge; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PETERSON – Charlie Peterson was born at Foreston, Minn. on March 20, 1874. He married Gertrude Hovey in Barton, ND on October 10, 1908. They came to Canada in 1910 and took a homestead northwest of Preeceville in the Beaver Falls district. They had nine children. Charlie died in the Preeceville Hospital on October 24, 1962.

PETERSON – Clarence Gilbert Peterson 73 of Sturgis and formerly of Preeceville, died on November 23, 1986, in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at the Lutheran Church. Born May 31, 1913, to Charley and Gertrude Peterson, he attended Beaver Falls School. He liked fishing and trapping, and loved the farm and all the animals. He had a lot of love for little children. He remained a bachelor. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Laurence and an infant brother; he is survived by six sisters, Clara Sjolie, Agnes Sjolie, Gladys Myhran, Ethel Palaniuk and Violet Palaniuk all of Sturgis.

PETERSON – Ernest Peterson passed away February 27, 2001. He was born May 1, 1924 in Preeceville and attended Beaver Falls School. He worked for the Pas Lumber Co. in Ontario and SK for two winters. He farmed and served as councilor for the RM of Preeceville for 19 years, until 1982, also serving as deputy reeve. He married Olivine Becken on November 22, 1950 at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. He was a member of the hospital board, library board, Lions Hostel board and Preeceville Housing Authority. After moving to Preeceville in 1974, he delivered meals on wheels and cut and sold Christmas trees for the hospital building fund. Predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Agnes, two brothers, Willie and Allan and a sister Elaine in infancy; he is survived by his wife, Olivine; four daughters, Agnes Murrin, Darlene Medlang, Linda Blender and Gloria; two brothers, Syd and Art; a sister Gladys and nine grandchildren.

PETERSON – Gertrude (nee Hovey) Peterson was born on November 7, 1887 at Valders, Norway. She married Charley Peterson at Barton, ND on October 10, 1908. They came to Canada with their infant daughter Clara in 1910. Their machinery, cattle, horses and household furnishings came by rail to Canora and loaded on wagons. The next day after arriving they proceeded to their homestead. Their children were Clara, Agnes, Clarence, Gladys Marion, Lawrence Melvin, Ethel Irene and Violet Winnifred. Gertie died in the Preeceville Hospital on September 1, 1963.

PETERSON – Irene (nee Oxley) Peterson, was born April 8 1924, the daughter of Hilton and Mary Ellen (Brown) Oxley. She was raised on her parents farm southeast of Preeceville. Irene married Arnold Peterson in 1950. They resided on the farm until 1963, when they purchased a house in Preeceville. They had one son, Grant. Irene worked at Paul’s Drug Store for many years. She passed away in 1994.

PETERSON – Lawrence Melvin Peterson, passed away suddenly at his home on May 21, 1978. Born on April 8, 1917 to Charley and Gertie Peterson, he spent all of his life in the Preeceville district, except for the time spent in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was baptized and confirmed in the North Prairie Lutheran Church. Predeceased by his parents, one brother, Norris, he leaves to mourn one brother, Clarence of Preeceville; six sisters, Clara Sjolie, Agnes Sjolie and Violet Palaniuk all of Sturgis, Gladys Myhran of Moose Jaw, Ethel Palaniuk of Rocanville and Eileen Anderson of Yorkton.

PETERSON – Mainer Odin Peterson, 75 of Preeceville, died on July 17, 1983, in the Plains Health Centre, Regina. Funeral service held in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Preeceville. Born June 13, 1908 in the Preeceville area, he attended the Beaver Bluff School. For the greater part of his life, he lived on the farm, but he also did some draying and other jobs at Preeceville. On April 11, he became a resident of the Lions Hostel. He became a patient in the Plains Health Centre on June 14th. Predeceased by his father, Peter in 1951; his mother, Gertrude in 1963 and a brother, Arnold in 1964; he is survived by two sisters, Ruth Jenshus and Signe Belanger, both of Preeceville.

PETERSON – Norman Peterson, 75 of Wadena and formerly of Preeceville, died on September 23, 1997 at Wadena Hospital. Funeral service held at the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on August 8, 1922, to Tullof and Alma (Johnson) Myhran in Preeceville, he was adopted by Ole and Josie Peterson at the age of 4, following his mother’s death. He worked as a farm laborer in the Preeceville and Sturgis areas and later lived at Lerose Lodge in LeRoy. He was a resident of Pleasant View Care Home in Wadena for the past two years. Predeceased by his parents, his adopted parents, a brother Chester, a sister Thelma and two adopted sisters, Eunice and Emma, he is survived by a brother, Lawrence (Elsie) Myhran of Preeceville, and a sister, Laura (Bert) Mitchell of Sturgis.

PETERSON – Ole Peterson was born in 1873. He and his wife, Josie were married in 1899 in Barton, ND. They had two daughters, Eunice and Emma. In 1910, the family moved to the Ketchen district. They adopted Norman Myhran when he was four years old, after his mother died. They retired to Preeceville and Ole died November 8, 1960.

PETERSON - Peter Peterson was born in 1876 to parents Ole and Ragnhild Peterson in the States. He came to Canada with his parents in 1906 and took a homestead on the same section as his fathers. He did grain farming as well as cattle. He married Sina Martinson on June 16, 1906. The Peter Peterson family operated a milk and cream delivery service every day from door to door in the town of Preeceville for 17 years. (1924-1941). Peter, Sina and daughter Ruth moved to Preeceville in 1949. Peter passed away in 1951.

PETERSON – Robert George Peterson passed away at the Melfort Geriatric Centre in July 1969. He was born at Ashby, Minn. in 1886, and the son of Ole and Ragnhild Peterson. The family came to Canada in 1906 and homesteaded in the Preeceville district. During Roberts earlier years he was a barber and taxidermist and later a painter. Most of his life was spent around Preeceville, until he was hospitalized four years ago. Predeceased by his mother in 1917, his father in 1937, six brothers, Helmar, Oliver, Peter, Louis, Arthur and Benjamin and one sister; he is survived by two sister-in-laws, Marie Peterson and Berdina Peterson, both of Preeceville.

PETERSON – Sina (nee Martinson) Peterson was born in 1872 and died in 1963. She was born in Norway and spent two years working in the USA, before coming to Canada in 1906 She married Peter Peterson on June 16, 1906 at the William Patterson Sr. home. They lived on a homestead south of Preeceville and farmed. They had four children: Mainer, Ruth, Signe and Arnold (Pete).

PETERSON – Wilfred A. 'Willie' Peterson, 76 of Preeceville, died June 4, 1997 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on December 14, 1920 in Preeceville, he attended Beaver Falls School. He worked for area farmers and spent a few years in a bush camp near Flin Flon. He purchased land in 1948, in the Robinson Creek area. He was employed by Dales Const in Lady Lake. He later worked as a Cat operator. He remained a bachelor. After retiring to Preeceville, he eventually became a resident of Preeceville Lions Hostel. Predeceased by his parents, Agnes in 1959 and Arnold in 1973, and a brother Allan 1956, he is survived by three brothers, Ernie, Art and Sidney; and a sister Gladys of Victoria.

PETHICK – John Pethick was the son of William and Hannah Pethick. He died in infancy August 4, 1922.

PETHICK – Hannah Josephine (nee Lindblom) Pethick, 80 of Regina, and formerly of Preeceville, died in December 1978. Funeral held in the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Born in Glenwood, Minn. to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lindblom, she immigrated with her parents at the age of six to their homestead south of Preeceville. When she was 12 years old, her mother, Brita died in 1911 and she was left in charge of the household and the care of eight children, two brothers and six sisters. In 1920, she married William Pethick and lived in the Preeceville district until 1946, when they moved to Regina. In 1947, she commenced work as a ward aid at the Regina General Hospital and continued in this work for 16 years. Predeceased by hr husband Bill in 1947, a son John in 1922, two brothers, Carl and Albin and two sisters, Beda and Emma, she is survived by two daughters, Billy Smalley of Toronto and Shirley Connelly of Charlottetown; four sisters, Jennie Carlson of Preeceville, Lily Rattray of Osoyoos, Edith Ennis of Courtney, BC and Esther Anderson of Comox; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PETHICK – William Henry was born in Ontario to parents Thomas and Mary J. Pethick. He had a brother, Thos J. S. Pethick. He came to the Preeceville area and in 1920 married Hannah Lindblom.

PETRAS – Andrew Petras, 49 of Preeceville and formerly of Hazel Dell, died at his home on March 10, 1986. Born on September 22, 1936 at Canora, he was raised and educated at Dobrowody School district. He worked for Motorways transport and Atlas Transport. On July 12, 1956, he married Marion Tymchuk in Bloor Street United Church at Toronto. Predeceased by his mother Lena, he is survived by his father Steve, of Hazel Dell; two sons, Don and Dale of Toronto; two daughters, Debbie Schieda and Darlene Petras of Toronto; three brothers, Jack, Victor and David; a sister, Vicky Stefanyshyn and two grandchildren.

PETRAS – Lena (nee Danyluk) Petras, 68, of Hazel Dell, passed away January 10, 1983 in the Plains Health Centre in Regina. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born July 19, 1914, in the Visla School district near Canora, she was the daughter of John and Anne Danyluk. She attended the Visla School and on February 13, 1932, married Steve Petras at the Greek Orthodox Church at Canora. The couple farmed in the Dobrowody School district near Rama, until retiring to the hamlet of Hazel Dell in 1969. Predeceased by her father, two sisters, Mary Liechke and Pearl Nedilski and two brothers, Metro and Johnny Danyluk, she is survived by her husband; her mother, Anne Philepowich of Toronto; four sons, Jack and Victor of Toronto and Andrew and David of Hazel Dell; a daughter, Victoria of Hazel Dell; a brother, William Danyluk of Canora; four sisters, Alice Deminuk of Loretta, ON, Kate Martinowich of Simcoe, ON, Elaine Tiechko of Canora and Nettie Rudecki of Toronto; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

PETRAS – Steve Petras 84, of Hazel Dell, died on October 31, 1990 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sturgis. Born on November 9, 1903 in Hollowchenchy, Ukraine, he was educated at Sunny Brae School. He worked for the CN and CP Railway companies. For 40 years he worked on farms in various parts of Sask., but mostly in the Canora district. On February 13, 1932 he married Lena Danyluk at Canora. Predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lena; a son, Andrew and three brothers, Luke, Bill and Mike, he is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Bill) Stefanyshyn of Hazel Dell; three sons, Jack and Victor of Toronto, ON. and David of Hazel Dell; a brother, Nick of Sturgis; a sister, Sophie of Canora; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

PETROWSKI – Harry Petrowski passed away on August 10, 2012, with his family by his side. Harry was born December 26, 1926, to Nick and Dora Petrowski (nee Rachkewich) on the family farm in the Chechow district, the youngest of eleven children. He attended Chechow School and pursued his working career at a young age. Some of his jobs included helping farmers with harvest, Plaxin’s Garage, Coop, CCIL, Brown Brothers and Case. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and volunteered many hours of work as it was being built. In addition, he was a volunteer bingo caller for the church and Legion and volunteered at the Preeceville Museum during renovations. After retirement, Harry enjoyed his daily coffee ritual at Simon’s Café. He loved dancing and playing old Ukrainian tunes on his fiddle. On Sept 18, 1948, he married Mary Holowachuk, daughter of Sam and Margaret (nee Horbachewski) Holowachuk. They were married in the Catholic Church in Preeceville. To this union, three daughters were born. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Dora; brothers, John, Mike, Joe, Walter and another brother Harry, who died at a very young age; sisters, Stella Trohubiak, Nellie Barteski, Minnie, Annie Lungul and Mary Panasiuk; sons-in-law, Dwayne Biccum and Bill Gawrelitza. He survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; daughters, Marjorie Biccum of Wakaw, Carol Gawrelitza of Preeceville and Teresa Petrowski (Andrew Allsopp) of Saskatoon; his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

PETROWSKI – Joe Petrowski age 80 of Preeceville and formerly of Hazel Dell, died on November 16, 1989 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on March 24, 1909 in the Chechow district, he was educated in the Chechow School. He farmed for about five years in the Ketchen district and operated a store in Hazel Dell for most of his life. He married Nellie Romick in the Chechow Church on January 7, 1935. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Harry in 1923, John in 1985 and Mike in 1987; three sisters, Nellie Barteski in 1978, Minnie Petrowski in 1986 and Stella Trohubiak in 1988, he is survived by his wife, Nellie; a son Nick of Edmonton; a daughter Gladys (Morris) Koshman of Edmonton; two brothers, Harry (Mary) of Preeceville and Walter (Stella) of Saskatoon; two sisters, Mary Panasuik of Saskatoon and Annie Lungul of Calgary; and four grandchildren.

PETROWSKI – Mike Petrowski, 79 of Preeceville, died on Oct 13, 1987 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville. Born on January 9 1908 to Nichola and Dora Petrowski, he was educated in Chechow School, then worked for farmers in Man. On May 27, 1934, he married Mary Barteski and they farmed southeast of Preeceville until 1974, when he retired and they moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his father in 1948, his mother in 1957, two brothers, Harry (Sr.) in 1923 and John in 1985, two sisters, Nellie Barteski in 1978 and Minnie Petrowski in 1978 and a son, John in infancy in 1937, he is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Ken (Joanne); a daughter, Sena (Eugene) Panasewich, both of Preeceville; three brothers, Harry and Joe of Preeceville and Walter of Saskatoon; three sisters, Stella Truhubiak of Toronto, Annie Lungal of Calgary an Mary Panasiuk of Saskatoon; and two grandchildren.

PETROWSKI – Nellie Petrowski, 83 of Preeceville, passed away April 12, 1999 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on November 17, 1916 in Rhein, she attended Ketchen Netchie Hills school and worked for farmers in the Ketchen area. In 1940, she moved to Hazel Dell, where she operated the general store for 35 years. She retired to Preeceville in 1976. A member of club 60, she served on its board. She married Joe Petrowski on Jan. 7, 1935 at Checkow Church. Predeceased by her husband, Joe in 1989, her father, John Romick in 1963, her mother Tillie Holowachuk in 1965, and two brothers, Peter in 1990 and Bill, she is survived by a son Nick Petrowski of Edmonton; a daughter, Gladys (Morris) Koshman of Edmonton; two brothers, Paul of Edmonton and Joe of Ketchen; five sisters, Ann Matlock of Edmonton, Mary Chalupiak of Ketchen, Belle Gulka of Yorkton, Polly Chalupiak of Yorkton and Joyce Bjerke of Edmonton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

PHILLIPS – Elmer A. Phillips, 83 of Sturgis, passed away July 24, 1971. Funeral service was held in the Sturgis United Church and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. Elmer was born at Northfield, Rice Minnesota on January 5, 1888 to parents, Adam and Fannie Phillips. He came to Canada in 1910 and moved to the Sturgis district, where he worked as a carpenter. He married Mrs. Edith McIntyre in 1951 and they resided in Sturgis. He is survived by his wife; two stepdaughters, Mary Olmstead and Florence Hargraves of Brandon; five sisters, four in the USA, Martha, Lucille, Hazel and Maude one sister, Jenny Binde of Sturgis, and a brother William P Phillips of Preeceville.

PHILLIPS – Katie (nee Soyko) Phillips, 93 of Preeceville, passed away June 6, 1996 in the Norquay Health Centre. Funeral services held in the Preeceville Funeral Chapel. She was born November 21, 1902, in Waskowetz, Austria. She married William Penn Phillips in September of 1918. Predeceased by her husband; three sons, Johnny and Arthur of Lady Lake in infancy, and Ruffie of Hudson Bay; five sisters, Annie, Veronica, Dora, Maria and Helen; and a brother, John, she is survived by five sons, Mike (Hazel) of Mississauga, ON, George (Henritta) of Red Deer, AB, Fred (June) of Regina and David (Cora) of Fort St. John, BC; three daughters, Annie (Joseph) German of Lady Lake, Mary (Fred) Walker of Sturgis and Hazel (Frank) Welder of Regina; a brother Bill Soyko of Prince George; 35 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

PHILLIPS – William "Bill" Penn Phillips, 89 of Preeceville, died July 7, 1978 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church. Born at Northfield, Minn., he came to Canada in 1905 and settled in the Lady Lake area. He married Katy Soyko in 1918 and they farmed in the district until 1966, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. Besides his wife, he is survived by six sons, Ruffie, Mike, Bill of Aurora, ON, George of Red Deer, Fred of Regina and David of Olds, AB; three daughters, Anna German of Lady Lake, Mary Walker of Sturgis and Hazel Welder of Regina; three sisters, Martha Walley of Minneapolis, Lucille Burroughs of Albert Lea, Minn., and Hazel Mabon of Big Rapids, Minn.; 35 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

PHOENIX – Bertha Lenora Phoenix was the third child born to Albert and Olava Phoenix on their family farm north of Preeceville on April 17, 1917. She received her education at Beaver Falls School She sought employment at the Canora Union Hospital in 1937. For the next 45-1/2 years she remained their steadfast employee, experiencing every aspect of working in a hospital. She retired at the age of 65 on April 30, 1982. She was busy in her retirement years, whether it be going for coffee with friends and, going to her cabin and helping out at church functions. Her countless handiwork projects occupied a great deal of her time. She was an expert at knitting, crocheting, petite point, needlepoint, to name a few. In the fall of 2002, Bertha moved to Rose Valley Community Spirit Manor. She resided there for 8 years. While living there, she had the pleasure of meeting two Sask. roughriders - team she was loyal to, listening to every game. In September 2010 she moved to Red Deer Nursing home in Porcupine Plain and lived there till her passing on February 26, 2011 at he age of 93. She was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Olavia Phoenix; her sisters Alice, Hazel Florence, Frances and Loreen; her brothers, George and Norman.

PHOENIX – Evelyn (nee Strand) Phoenix passed away on December 1, 2009 after a stay in the Vegreville Hospital at the age of 95 years. She was born on December 25, 1913, to parents Fred and Matilda Strand. She grew up on the family farm in the North Prairie district. After a short courtship she married the love of her life, Stuart Phoenix, on October 26, 1935. Evelyn and Stuart farmed the original Sid Phoenix farm for 39 years. They moved into Preeceville in 1964. Evelyn worked for the Gateway Co-op for 13 years. After her husband passed away in 1991, Evelyn continued to live in her own home until 2001, when she moved to Luther Tower in Saskatoon for the next seven years. When her health begin to fail she moved to Vegreville, AB and spent her last 2 years in assisted living.

PHOENIX – George L. Phoenix was born March 3, 1916 in the Preeceville area. He attended Beaver Falls School. He worked on the family farm, where he and his brother Norman shipped milk and farmed together until retirement. He married Marie Voss on October 30, 1954 in Preeceville. George passed away October 19 at City Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service held at St. John Lutheran Church. Predeceased by his parents, his brother Archie and three sisters, Hazel, Frances and Florence, he is survived by his wife; a daughter Leanne Harting; a brother Norman; three sisters, Alice, Bertha and Loreen and three grandchildren.

PHOENIX – Hazel Marie Phoenix was born November 23, 1918, the daughter of John and Olava Phoenix. She passed away June 18, 1929.

PHOENIX - John Albert Phoenix was born on May 9, 1876 at East Gwillimbury, York County, ON. He was the second child born to Archibald and Elizabeth (Prout) Phoenix. He attended the Cedar Brae School. When he quit school, he helped out on the farm and also assisted his uncle in building a twelve room stone house. His mother died in 1898 and shortly after he with his brother George came west settling on a farm eight miles northeast of Grandview, MN. He farmed in summer and in the winter worked in the lumber mills in the Duck Mountains. By 1905 his two sisters came west as well as his brother Sid and family. In 1908 he filed on a homestead a mile west of his brother Syd in the Beaver Falls school district. He was the first councilor for the division in which he lived, when the municipality was formed in 1913. On January 20, 1914, he married Olava Kvern at her family home south of Preeceville. They lived on the farm north of Preeceville and raised nine children: Alice, George, Bertha, Hazel, Florence, Norman, Frances, Archie and Loreen. John suffered from asthma for years so in 1950 they bought a house and moved to Preeceville. John passed away February 5, 1962.

PHOENIX – Kenneth Archie Phoenix was born on September 30, 1929, the son of John and Olava Phoenix. He died May 13, 1933 from a ruptured appendix.

PHOENIX – Marie (nee Voss) Phoenix of Carlyle, SK and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on December 31, 2008 at the age of 83 years. Marie Voss was born August 12, 1925. In 1954, she married George Phoenix. After spending two years in Winnipeg they came back to the Preeceville district, where they stared a dairy herd and shipped milk to Canora for next 13 years. In 1961, they moved into Preeceville, but continued to farm. Predeceased by her husband George in 1998, she leaves to mourn, her daughter Leanne (Bertram), four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; a brother Henry; sisters, Bertha and Helen. A graveside service was held on January 8, 2009 at the Preeceville Cemetery.

PHOENIX – Norman Albert Phoenix was born June 10, 1921 in the Beaver Falls district, northwest of Preeceville. He attended Beaver Falls School. He farmed his entire life in the district, in the dairy business for 15 years and later in beef cattle. He served as treasurer of the Beaver Falls Snowplow Club and compiled the Beaver Falls history for the Preeceville History Book. The provincial secretary for the horseshoe Club, during which time two tournaments were held in Preeceville, he was inducted into the horseshoe Club Hall of Fame in 1976. He helped keep records at the Lady Lake Community pasture after it was formed and was interested in the Hanson-Kvern family reunions that were held every two years. Norman passed away November 6, 1998 at the Preeceville Hospital.

PHOENIX – Olava Amina (nee Kvenr) Phoenix passed away in the Preeceville Hospital on May 18, 1959, after a long illness. She was born at Litchville, North Dakota on March 2, 1889. She came to the Waler district with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Kvenr on May 8, 1903, where they homesteaded six miles south-west of Preeceville. On January 20, 1914 she was united in marriage to Albert Phoenix. They resided in the Beaver Falls district until moving to town in 1950. To this union were born nine children, six of who survive. The funeral was largely attended from St. Johns Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss, four daughters, Alice Tonn of Preeceville, Bertha of Canora, Florence Loftus of Mission City, BC and Loreen Last of Lintlaw; two sons, George and Norman of Preeceville; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. A. Kvemshagen of Melfort and Cora of North Surrey, BC; eight brothers, Tom of Brooklyn, NY, Alfred of St. Vital, MB, William of Flin Flon, Otto and Reuben of Hammond BC and Hans, Edwin and Art of Preeceville.

PHOENIX – Sara (nee Greenwood) Phoenix was born in East Gwilliambury Township, York County on October 25, 1878. She married Sidney Phoenix and in 1906 moved with her husband and children to homestead in Sask. They had seven children: May, Ross, Gladys born in Ontario and Violet Evelyn, Georgina Elizabeth in 1909, Stuart Albert in June 1914 and Clifford William in January 1916. Sara passed away in April 1961.

PHOENIX – Sidney Phoenix was born on April 6, 1878 in Mount Albert, York County, Ontario. He attended Cedar Brae School where he received his elementary education. As a young man he worked on his father’s farm, in log mills and Sudbury nickel mines. He married Sarah Greenwood and they lived in Ontario until his wife’s health was threatened and a doctor advised them to go west. They moved to a homestead in 1906 in the Preeceville area with their three children, who were born in Ontario: May, Ross and Gladys. Four more children were born on the homestead. In the 1930’s Sydney bought land northeast of Endeavour. In 1936 he had the Massey-Harris agency in Endeavour. They lived in Endeavour until the late 1950’s and then moved to Sturgis, where they remained until their passing. Sydney passed away in December 1961.

PHOENIX – Stuart Albert Phoenix was born in Preeceville on June 15, 1914 of parents Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Phoenix. He received his education at the Beaver Falls School. On October 26, 1935 he married Evelyn Vivian Strand at the North Prairie Lutheran Church. To this union a pair of twins, Wilda and Warren were born on January 17, 1943. Most of his live was spent in farming the home farm until 1964 when they retired to their new home in Preeceville. Stuart was a charter member of the Preeceville and district Lions Club; a member of club 60 and Preeceville Wildlife Federation. He had served as caretaker of the Preeceville curling rink and also of the Preeceville Cemetery. His hobbies included restoring and repairing pianos, hunting, fishing and playing horseshoe and pool. Stuart passed away at the Plains Health Centre in Regina on October 27, 1991 after being hospitalized there and at the Preeceville Hospital for almost three weeks. Predeceased by his parents; one sister Violet McReady and one brother Clifford; his is survived by his wife and one son Warren (Tillie) of Mundare, AB; one daughter Wilda Karen (Albert) Brodie of Edmonton; four grandchildren, Gary, Sandra, Tami and Lisa; three sisters, May Hanson of Sturgis, Gladys (Martin) Klemke of Swift Current and Georgina (Charlie) Sage of Brantford; one brother Ross (Josie) of Phoenix, Arizona.

PIDQURSKI – Brent Pidqurski passed away March 7, 2006 as a result of a two-vehicle accident north of Tiny. Funeral services were held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. He was born on October 25, 1972 in Canora to Bernard and Kathleen Pidgurski. He attended Buchanan School. He attended university, but decided to follow his dream and return to farming. He liked hunting, reading, music, computers, restoring antique tractors, going to dances and playing cards. He is survived by his parents; a brother Kevin (Nicole) of Regina; a sister Katherine of Buchanan.

PIOTROWSKI – Henry Piotrowski, 46 of Preeceville, died September 14, 1973 in the Saskatoon City Hospital. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville and burial in the church cemetery. He was born in Hoyno Budo, district Brodinch, Poland and came to Canada with his parents in 1929. He attended school at Okla and resided and worked in the Lintlaw district. In 1955, he moved to Preeceville, where he worked on farms. Predeceased by a brother, Alexander in 1931, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Piotrowski of Medicine Hat; five brothers, Allan of Toronto, John of Yorkton, Alvin of Medicine Hat, Ed of Vancouver and Leonard of Manyberrie, AB; five sisters, Lucy (Wally) Radke, Sophie (Philip) Tonn and Alice (Lyle) McKee of Medicine Hat.

PIPHER – Annie Marion Pipher was born April 16, 1908 at Dauphin, MN. She married Ira Pipher in 1928 and they farmed. She was active and held offices in the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Farm Wives Club and Evangelical Lutheran Church Women in Preeceville and Endeavour. She also taught Sunday school for 11 years at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Preeceville. In 1970, Annie moved to the Milo Strand home to care for his mother. Annie passed away in 1998.

PIPHER – Ira William Pipher was born March 30, 1895 at Jeddo, Michigan USA. In 1907 he moved to Brantford, ON with his parents, where he lived until 1910, when they moved to Preeceville. He married Annie Fry of Dauphin, MN in 1928 and they lived on the homestead in the Midland district, until retiring to Preeceville in 1953, when his health failed. Ira served 1-1/2 years in the First World War and 3-1/2 years in the Veterans Guard of Canada during the Second World War. Ira died October 7, 1969.

POLLOCK – Allan Henry Pollock was born on April 15, 1914, in the Dunleath area. He attended Dunleath School. He worked on the family farm and for Richard Buckle, Kelly Brothers Gravel, at the nickel mine in Sudbury and the gold mine in pickle Crow, ON. Later he worked at a lumber camp in MN and for Wells Construction before being hired by the department of highway until 1967. He operated heavy equipment for Milton Kortmeyer, Swenson’s and Jim Holland and continued to ‘putter and fix things’ well into his 80’s. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Anne, a daughter Linda, four brothers, Stewart (in infancy), Warren, Bill and Ivan and a sister Blanche; he is survived by three daughters, Carol Pantella, Candace Pollock and Kelly Hough; four sisters, Ivy Beaumont, Hazel Connaughton, Jean Carlson and Mildred Jatham; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

POLLOCK – Anne C. Pollock 56 of Preeceville, passed away March 12, 1983 in the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was born July 27, 1925 at Lemberg and received her education there. On June 29, 1944 she married Allan Pollock in St. Andrew’s United Church. For seven years she worked in the Robinson store at Preeceville and was employed in the Preeceville Post Office since 1970. She was a member and secretary/treasurer of the United Church choir for many years, member of the church board and the United Church Women. She was also an executive member of the Parkland Music Festival and the Whitehawk Arts Council. Predeceased by a daughter, Linda in 1948; her parents; four step-brothers and one stepsister; she is survived by her husband; three daughters, Carol Pantella of Calgary, Candace Pollock of Regina and Kelly Kalenchuk of Sturgis; two brothers, George Scheirer of Prince Albert and Fred Kunkel of Lemberg; a stepbrother, Fred Scheirer of Fort Frances; four sisters, Vi Weir of Fort Frances, On, Olga Sexton of Union Bay, BC, Edythe Taylor of Winnipeg and Louise Wolski of Nanaimo; a step sister Mary Kliner of Fort Frances and five grandchildren.

POLLOCK – Clayton Pollock, 80, of Preeceville, died on January 28, 1987 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born in the Candiac district in Sask. on July 31, 1906, he was raised on the family homestead and attended school at Candiac, and high school at Wolseley. In 1923, at the age of 17, he took a position as teacher at Blyth School north of Arran, returning to Wolseley the next year to complete grade 12. He then taught at Gibson School near Glenavon, SK and Last Mountain-Chase School near Strasbourg, while taking his first two years of university classes by correspondence. In 1931, at the height of the depression, he entered Queen’s University at Kingston, ON and graduated in 1933 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Returning to Sask., he took a teaching position at Lintlaw that fall, and taught there until 1940 when he commenced teaching at Preeceville. After a year as principal at Preeceville School, he enlisted in the Canadian Army, but due to his age and experience, did not see active service. He spent the war years as a training sergeant, recruiting officer, and as a returned soldiers counselor, remaining in uniform until late in 1946, while helping returned veterans who re entered civilian life. He returned to Preeceville School as principal in 1946 and taught there until retiring in 1973 after 43 years of teaching, 30 of them as principal. He was a member of the United Church in Preeceville an formerly a member and president of the Preeceville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a member of the Preeceville Lodge of the Masonic Order. He was very involved in the initial organizing of the Preeceville Air Cadet squadron and spent several summers at cadet camps in BC and Alberta. He was the founder an director of the Preeceville drama society which staged numerous plays in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, some of which won awards in the provincial circuit. He was also director of the school’s drama club, the Preeceville Literary Society, until his retirement. Predeceased by his parents, William and Jemima Jane Pollock, two brothers, Elgin and Herb, and five sisters, Ann Pollock, Gert Taylor, Sue Moorehouse, Olive Wortman and Edith Hewines, he is survived by his wife, Leona of Preeceville; four sons, Barrie (Joni) of Montreal, Tim and Craig of Regina, and Curtis (Marilyn) of Canora; a daughter, Oney (Larry) Kalmakoff of Canora; two brothers, Gordon of Moose Jaw and Harold of Wolseley; and ten grandchildren.

POTTER – Agnes Eunice Potter, 88, of Preeceville, passed away on September 18, 1983 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on March 31, 1895 at Whitesand, SK, near Good Spirit Lake, she moved with her parents, George and Jane to the Waler school district in 1904, where she was raised and educated. She attended business college at Yorkton. Later, she worked at Calgary where she married in 1921. The couple lived at Vancouver for several years. Agnes retired in 1967 and took up residence at Yorkton, later lived at Lintlaw, Sturgis and in the Lions Hostel unit at Preeceville. Her last home was at Sturgis for the past two years. Predeceased by her parents in 1943, her husband, Harold in 1957, six brothers, William, Frank, George, Arthur, John Montgomery, Henry and Douglas, she is survived by a sister, Phyllis Mills of Vancouver.

POTTLE – Fred Pottle 71, of Preeceville, died on January 2, 2000 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born March 20, 1929 in Usherville, he attended Usherville School and worked as a lumber carrier for the Sask. Timber Board. He later worked as a postmaster at the general store in Usherville and as a hotel manager and auction market employee. He married Olive Gunderson on June 25, 1952, at the United Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Steve in 1979 and Victoria in 1953, and two brothers, Gilbert in 1987 and Ernest in 1995, he is survived by his wife, Olive; five sons, Keith of Dauphin, Garry of Yorkton, Reginald and Blaine both of Hudson Bay and Jerry of Lloydminister; six brothers, Gordon of Strome AB, Norman of Barrier, BC, Ray of Sturgis, Earl of Usherville, Stephen of Oromocto, NB and James of Calgary; 10 sisters, Florence, Alice, Agnes, Edna, Ivy, Joan, Shirley, Blanche, Linda of Weyburn and Darlene of Red Deer and seven grandchildren.

POTTLE – Olive Florence Pottle was born on January 18, 1933 in Lintlaw, SK to Hans and Olive (Erickson) Gunderson. Her education from grade 1-9 was received at the Lintlaw School. She married Fred Pottle on June 25, 1952 at the United Church in Preeceville. Olive worked at various occupations throughout her life. Waitress in Kelvington, Post Mistress of a number of local post offices, house sitting, owned and operated the Reserve General Store and as a nurses aid at the Preeceville Lions Housing before retiring. Her hobbies included curling, shuffleboard, bingo, cards, bowling and dancing. She was a member of the UCW and Royal Purple. Olive passed away December 19, 2007 in the Yorkton Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Fred January 2, 2001; two brothers, Clarence and Harvey; six sisters Helen, Ruth, Kaye, Annie, Margaret and Olga. She is survived by sons, Keith (Donna), Gary (Wilma), Reg (Betty), Blaine (Karen), Jerry (Liana); sisters, Evelyn (Earl) and Eileen (Larry); 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

POTTLE – Stephen Pottle died on February 14, 1979 at the age of 89. Funeral held in the Preeceville United Church. Born on August 3, 1889 in Riverside Terrace Bowes Park, Southgate, England, the son of Agnes (Todd) and Stephen William Pottle, he crossed the Atlantic on the ship ‘Dominion’ and landed at Portland, Oregon on April 6, 1902. As a young lad, he did many jobs in and around Hamilton, Drayton, Dundasand St. Catharine, ON. He worked closely with a veterinarian and rode horses as a jockey. He accompanied a carload of horse to Pense, SK. After round up wild horses on the prairies, he went to work on a farm at Melville. There he ran a livery stable and did dray work from Waldron. He moved to Usherville in 1915 to homestead land. In later years, he worked as a surveyor for the CNR, as a forest ranger, for The Pas Lumber Co. and as a road construction foreman for many years. He served on the school board for many years and was largely responsible for the building of Usherville School on the corner of his land. At Melville he married Agnes Roemer in 1913. To this union, a son Gordon of Strome, AB and three daughters Florence (John Timmins) of Beaverlodge, AB, Alice Shuce of Calgary and Agnes (Mrs. Joe Janczyn) of Prince George, BC were born. His wife died in 1918. He married Victoria May Halchuk, in 1927, who predeceased him in 1953. Their family included: Fred of Preeceville, Edna Palfrey of Vernon, BC, Norman of Kamloops, Ivy Gunderson of Preeceville, Gilbert of Melville, Ray of Lintlaw, Earl of Usherville, Joan Rossiter of Vancouver, Shirley Schlamp of Grenfell, Blanche of Lloyminister, Stephen Allan, Ernest and James of Calgary, Linda Neiszner of Weyburn and Darlene Gaunt of Grande Cache; 54 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

POTTLE – Stephen Allan Pottle was born May 5, 1945 to Stephen and Victoria Pottle. He passed away peacefully on September 8, 2012. He will be lovingly remembered by his partner and best friend, Yvonne, two daughters, Amanda and Rebecca (Jeff); grandchildren, Sydney, Mae, Seth, Piper, Paxton and Tommy King and Ella and Caleb and former wife Ellen; brothers, Norman (Lorraine), Ray (Kathy), Earl (Evelyn) and Jim (Violet); sisters, Ivy, Joan (Larry), Shirley (Ron), Blanche (Larry), Linda (Ron), and Darlene (Doug); 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. His parents, four brothers and four sisters predeceased him. After serving 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Steve retired in 2001. He was very active in various organizations. He was past provincial president of the Legion (NL), president of the Stephenville branch of the legion. He enjoyed golfing, curling and the thrill of the hunt. Funeral service was held at Stephenville, Newfoundland and a graveside service was held November 10th at the Preeceville Cemetery. His ashes were placed by his parent’s graves.

POZNIAK – Harry Pozniak, 85, of Preeceville and formerly of Rama, died on January 20, 1981 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born August 25, 1895, in the village of Dobrowody, Ukraine, he came to Canada with his mother when he was 11 years old. They settled on a farm near Mikado. As a young boy he worked in the Rhein area. On November 23, 1919 he married Mary Franchewski at Canora. They settled on a farm in the Dobrowody district, northeast of Rama. They retired and moved to Preeceville in 1970. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, and served as church alderman for 50 years. He was also on the church executive, and a trustee for the Olesha School. Predeceased by his parents, a sister Nettie Korol and two sons, John in infancy and Joseph in 1977, he is survived by his wife; six sons, Mike of Toronto, Steve of Winnipeg, Peter and Jerry of Rama, Paul of Yorkton and Adolph of Montreal; three daughters, Ethel (Steve A.) Gulka of Preeceville, Florence (George) Bilan and Sylvia ((Roger) Olynyk of Buchanan; on step-brother, Walter Brezinski of Porcupine Plains; 44 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

POZNIAK – Joseph L. Pozniak, age 48 of Toronto and formerly of the Rama district, died on November 9, 1977. The funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born in the Dobrowody district NE of Rama, he attended Olesha School. In 1946 he left Sask. and took up residence in Ontario. Dominion Dairies Ltd. in Toronto employed him. Predeceased by a brother John in infancy, he is survived by his parents, Harry and Mary Poziak of Preeceville; six brothers, Mike, Adolph of Montreal, Steve of Winnipeg, Paul of Yorkton and Peter and Jerry of Rama; three sisters, Ethel Gulka of Preeceville, Florence Barker of Winnipeg and Sylvia Olynyk of Buchanan.

POZNIAK – Stephen Pozniak, 72 of Preeceville, died on October 8, 1995 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born on May 22, 1923, in Saskatoon, and was educated at Olesha School. He grew up in the Dobrowody district north of Rama. After leaving school, he helped on the family farm. In 1944, he left home for Sudbury, ON, where he worked for Inca Mines. Later, he worked for the Campbell Soup Co. in Toronto. In 1952, he moved to Winnipeg where he worked for Robert Morse and Mark Two Cigarette Vending. Except for a short while, recently, he lived in Winnipeg. He married Marie La Piere in the summer of 1952 in Winnipeg. Predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary Pozniak; two brothers, John and Joseph; a son Ken; and his wife, Marie in 1993, he is survived by a son, John of Kelowna, BC; two daughters, Sandra and Linda of Winnipeg; five brothers, Mike (Jean) of Toronto, Peter (Olga) of Rama, Paul (Olga) of Yorkton, Allan (Mary) of Montreal and Jerry (Shirley) of Rama; three sisters, Ethel (Steve) Gulka of Preeceville, Florence (George) Bilan of Buchanan and Sylvia (Roger) Olynyk of Saskatoon; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

PRATHER – Walter Graham Pather was born in 1844 in the United States. His parents, were Negro slaves. He escaped to Canada and worked for farmers in the Preeceville district. He was a great singer and often sang in church. He passed away October 17, 1937.

PREECE - Lloyd Preece was born January 6, 1923, the son of Frederick R. and Hannah Preece. He was raised on the family homestead near Preeceville. He had four brothers, Herbert, Walter, James and Kenneth. Lloyd died October 15, 1940.

PREKASKI – David Prekaski, 58 of Sturgis, died on December 10, 1991. Funeral service was held in Grace United Church in Sturgis. Born on April 30, 1933 at Sturgis, he was educated at Kopje School. He helped at home on the farm and worked between seasons at Kitimat, BC on road construction. He also worked at Thompson, for Pozium Iron Work Ltd., the RM of Preeceville for 11 years and the past three years for Lionel Danielson of Norquay. He had once been a member of the Sturgis Fire Department and the Stenen Branch of the Sask. Wildlife Federation. On January 18, 1975 he married Sharon Mitchell at Grace United Church in Sturgis. Predeceased by his parents and his older brother, Art, he is survived by his wife Sharon; his daughter, Ronnie; a brother Donald and two sisters, Sylvia (Ted) Yuzek and Paulette (Gunther) Mehl.

PRESTIE – Harry Prestie was born December 19, 1924 on his parent’s homestead in the Checkow district. Harry passed away peacefully on November 13, 2010 at the Preeceville Long Term Care. He was the oldest son of seven children born to Mike and Francis (Derrin) Prestie. He attended the Checkow School. He worked as a logger and on his parent’s farm in his single life. In 1947, he married Stella Lemko, also from the Checkow district and began their married life on the new farm near Ketchen, SK. There they raided their five children. During their forty years of farming, Harry served as a trustee on the Sturgis School Board and also was council member with the RM of Preeceville. They retired in 1990 to Preeceville, where Harry became active in community fundraising, particularly his charity work for the Preeceville hospital Building. He enjoyed picking mushrooms in his favorite pastures and fishing with family and friends. He liked to play pool and darts and was an active bowler; his competitive attitude made him a winner, whether a friend, family or child, basically Harry never lost. His humor and compassionate nature made him a very respectful member of the community. We will cherish the support, pride and love our dad showed us. Predeceased by his parents, a sister Hazel, brothers Bill and Phillip and grandson Scott. Harry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Stella; also his three sons, Gary, Don and Barry; and two daughters Corliss and Cindy; his brother Steve; sisters, Mary and Stella and six grandchildren.

PRESTIE – Peter William ‘Billy’ Prestie, 46 of Preeceville, died on May 27, 1987, in the Regina General Hospital. Funeral held in the Evangel Tabernacle at Preeceville. Born on Oct 10, 1939 at Preeceville, he was educated at the Chechow School and farmed with his parents until they retired. He also worked at various jobs. After he married Mildred Kwasny in 1968 at the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church, he went into full time farming. Predeceased by a sister, Hazel McConnell, he is survived by his wife, Mildred; his parents, Mike and Francis Prestie; four sons, Roger, Peter, Bobby and Clifford; a daughter, Violet all still at home and three brothers, Harry, Steve and Phillip, all of Preeceville; and two sisters, Mary Kuzminski and Stella Gulka, both of Preeceville.

PRESTIE – Scott Raymond Prestie, beloved son of Garry and Patsy Prestie of Kindersley, passed away October 7, 1991 at the age of 17 years. Funeral service held in the Preeceville Lutheran Church. Scott was born Sept 24, 1974 at the Preeceville Hospital. The family lived in Hinchliffe for two years and then moved to Kamsack, where he attended kindergarten to grade seven. In 1987, the family moved to Kindersley where he was currently attending grade twelve. He is survived by his father Garry, his mother Patsy, two brothers, Michael and Kevin, grandparents, Ray and Polly Lebo, Harry and Stella Prestie, great grandmothers Stella Boyko and Francis Prestie.

PRIEN – Henry F. Prien, passed away in the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina on June 19, 1962 at the age of 76 years. He was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1886 and came to Canada in 1919 residing in the Sturgis district until 1961, when he moved to Preeceville, where he resided until the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Blanche, seven children and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Preeceville United Church.

PRIEN – Theresa B. Prien, 91 of Preeceville, passed away July 3, 1982 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral services held in the Preeceville United Church. Born on November 30, 1890 at David City, Nebraska she was educated there. She married Henry Prien on November 30, 1912 in Tripp County, S.P. They came to Canada in 1919 and settled north of Sturgis, where they resided till their move to Preeceville in 1961. She took up residence at the Lions Hostel in 1976. Predeceased by her husband in 1962, four brothers and three sisters; she is survived by three sons, Francis of South Gillies, ON, Emmett of Geraldton, ON, and Jack of Preeceville; four daughters, Mary Bulmur of Victoria, BC, Blanche Palmer of Maple Ridge, Genevieve Rayner of Thompson and Norma Morisseau of Nanaimo; a brother, Dan Kavanaugh of Las Vegas; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

PRISTIE – Francis (nee Derin) Pristie, 95 of Preeceville, died on February 12, 1998 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Born on June 15, 1902 in Kawaliwka, Manystyrsca, Ukraine, she immigrated with her parents to the Ketchen district. She attended Netchie Hills School. She married Mike Pristie on November 18, 1918 at Checkow Church and they farmed in the Checkow district until retiring to Preeceville in 1964. A lifetime member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, she became a resident of the Lions Hostel in 1992. Predeceased by her parents, Stephan and Phillipina Derin, her husband Mike in 1988, a son Bill in 1987, a daughter Hazel McConnellin in 1982, three children in infancy, two sisters, Stella Chalupiak and Adella Romanyshyn; three brothers, John, Joe and Ladie; two grandchildren; she is survived by three sons, Harry, Steve and Phillip all of Preeceville; two daughters, Mary Kuzminski and Stella (Mike) Gulka; 24 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

PRISTIE - Phillip Pristie age 64, of Preeceville, passed away October 19, 2000 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Preeceville Funeral Chapel. Born January 6, 1936 in Preeceville, he attended Checkow School. In 1955 he left to work in Powell River, BC, as a carpenter for two years before returning to the Preeceville district to farm and work in the bush during the winter months. He married Stephanie Rehaluk on July 12, 1959 at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazel Dell and farmed until 1968. In 1965 they moved to Preeceville and he was employed at the turkey ranch in Preeceville, at the Preeceville Creamery and at construction. H did road maintenance for he RM of Preeceville and worked for Symesnuik Construction of Ituna and the RM of Foam Lake, building and maintaining roads. Predeceased by his parents mike in 1988, and Frances in 1998, two brothers, Bill in 1987 and a brother in infancy, three sisters, Hazel in 1982 and two sisters in infancy, he is survived by his wife, Stephanie; four sons, Rick, Bruce, Cory and Ron; a daughter Stacey Strijak of Preeceville; two brothers Harry and Steve both of Preeceville; two sisters, Mary Kuzminski and Stella Gulka and six grandchildren.

PROKOP – Mary (nee Perpelitz) Prokop, 71 of Sturgis, passed away May 26, 1997 at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral service held at Grace United Church in Sturgis. Born on March 17, 1926 to Alex and Annie (Soyko) Perpelitz in the Endeavour district, the family moved to a farm four miles north and west of Sturgis where Mary attended Sunny Brae School. On July 15, 1944 she married Peter Prokop in Canora. They farmed in the Tadmore district for two years, then moved to Winnipeg for two years, following which they began farming eight miles north of Sturgis. In 1979, she began work at the Preeceville Hospital as part of the housekeeping and kitchen staff. She retired in 1989. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Peter in 1978, she is survived by three sons, Martin, Harvey and Leonard; one brother Nick Perpelitz of Sturgis and six grandchildren.

PROKOP – Peter Prokop, age 61 of Sturgis passed away January 30, 1978. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born in the Buchanan district, he married Mary Perpelitz of Sturgis in 1944. They farmed for two years in the Tadmore district and then moved to Winnipeg where they lived for two years. In 1948, they settled on the farm north of Sturgis. Peter was employed by the RM of Preeceville for the last 21 years. Predeceased by his father, Harry in 1965 and two brothers, Billy and Steve, in infancy, he is survived by his wife; his mother, Mrs. Albina Prokop of Sturgis; three sons, Martin of Hudson Bay, Harvey of Sturgis and Leonard of Port McNeill, BC; five brothers, Sam and Joe of Regina, Mike of Pincher Creek, AB and Tony and John of Yorkton; four sisters, Helen Marchinko of Canora, Ann Mead of Swift Current, Mary Kachur of Winnipeg and Nellie Marohyn of Richmond, BC and three grandchildren.

PRUDEN – Blanche Marie Pruden, 66 of Preeceville and formerly of Sturgis, passed away May 13, 1999 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis. She was born June 19, 1932 in Cochin. She worked 41 years as a nurse’s aid at the Preeceville Hospital and retired in 1995. An active member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, she served on the CWL, parish council and Liturgy convenorship from 1994 to 1999. She assisted both the Preeceville Hospital auxiliary and local CUPE organization. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Helene and two brothers, Roy and Roland, she is survived six brothers, Ernie, Joe, Raymond, John, Jerry and Wilfred; and four sisters, Olive Rose, Dorothy L’Heureux, Lorainne Bodechon and Gloria Reid.

PRUDEN – Donald A. Pruden, 87 of Hudson Bay and formerly of Sturgis, died on October 21, 1991 in the Hudson Bay Hospital. Funeral was held in St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis. Born on May 29, 1904 in Battleford, he was educated at the Convent in Delmas. As a young man he farmed. He worked in a lumber camp in Ontario in 1950. On August 5, 1921 he married Helen Paquette at Vermillion, AB. In 1990, he became a resident of the Pioneer Lodge, Hudson Bay. Predeceased by his parents; his wife in 1989; two sons, Roland in 1947 and Roy in 1984; six infants at birth; and three brothers, he is survived by six sons, Ernie of Winnipeg, Joe (Alice) of Kamsack, John (Vi) of Prince George, Ray (Mimi) of Fort Erie, ON, Jerry (Elaine) of Whitehorse, Yukon an Wilfred (Eve) of Devon, AB; five daughters, Olive Rose of Watson, Dorothy (Ralph) L’Heureux of North Battleford, Blanche Pruden of Preeceville, Lorraine (Tom) Bodechon of North Battleford and Gloria (Garry) Ried of Saskatoon; four brothers, Harry of North Battleford, Fred of Edmonton, Archie of North Battleford and Larry of Lady Smith, BC; two sisters, Lily Lapointe and Lydia Gagne both of North Battleford; 67 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren

PRUDEN – Helen Pruden, 88 of Preeceville, died on Aug. 6, 1989 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sturgis. Born on Oct. 21, 1900 in Battleford, she was educated at a convent at Onion Lake, SK. On August 5, 1920, she married Donald Pruden at Vermilion, AB She was an avid gardener, loved sewing, and making quilts was her favorite hobby. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League. Predeceased by her parents, a sister and four brothers; two sons, Ronald in 1947 and Roy in 1984, and six infants at birth; she is survived by her husband, Donald; six sons, Ernie of Winnipeg, Joe of Kamsack, John of Prince George, Ray of Fort Erie, ON, Jerry of Whitehorse and Wilfred of Devon, AB; five daughters, Olive Rose of Watson, Dorothy L’Heureux of North Battleford, Lorraine Bodarhon of North Battleford, Blanche Pruden of Preeceville and Gloria (Gary) Reid of Saskatoon; Three sisters, Agnes Pilote, Bernice Couatte of Kenora and Victoria Bager of Winnipeg; two brothers, Len Paquette of Calgary and Rod Paquette of Edmonton; 67 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

PRYSTAY – Dora (nee Shuya) Prystay, 73 of Preeceville, passed away November 13, 1973 in the Preeceville hospital. Funeral services were held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church and burial in the parish cemetery. She was born in Kowaliwka, district Buchach, Western Ukraine. She came to Canada with her parents, Robert and Anne Shuya, in 1908. In 1919, she married Karl Prystay and they farmed north of Buchanan in the Olesha district. In 1949, they took up residence in Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband in 1971, a son Michael in 1928, a brother Mike in 1947, a sister Ethel in 1962 and a grandson, Barry Krochak in 1973. She is survived by a son, William of Preeceville; four daughters, Helen Woichowski of Buchanan, Stella (William) Krochak of Stenen, Annie (Jim) Kinaschuk of Arran and Pauline (John) Dykun of Pelly; a9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Antonio of Preeceville.

PRYSTAY – Jennie (nee Nesbitt) Prystay passed away on June 26, 1974 at the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held at the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born at Dedbin, SK., in 1926, Jennie Nesbitt came to Preeceville two years later. She stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Nick Osachuk after her mother died, until she married Julius Prystay in 1944. They farmed in the Preeceville area. Predeceased by her mother, Mrs. Sally Nesbitt, and her aunt, Mrs. Katie Osachuk; she is survived by her husband; her father John Nesbitt of Chathorn, ON. two sons, Eddie and Dallas of Preeceville; two daughters, Eldeen Gorski and Doreen Sousa both of Terrace, BC; a sister Margaret Palagian; seven grandchildren, five step-sisters and two step-brothers in Ontario.

PRYSTAY – Julius Prystay age 89 of Preeceville, died November 15, 2006 in the Canora Gateway Lodge. Julius was born on December 6, 1916 at the family farm in the Hryhoriw district. He was educated at the Hryhoriw School. He worked on the family farm and then for Nick Osatiuk on the farm where he met Jennie Nesbitt, whom he married on June 4, 1944 in the Olesha Ukrainian Catholic Church. Julius worked for Wilf Leason in the sawmill doing bush work enabling him to purchase land in 1959 north of Preeceville, where he did mixed farming. He retired from farming in 1980 and moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his father Wasyl Prystay on September 27, 1970, mother Stella Prystay, Feb 3, 1984; a sister Jean Borne in 1980; brother Paul in 1981, Sister Pauline Romanyshyn in 1994 and his wife Jennie in June 1974. He is survived by sons Edward and Dallas; daughters Eldeen and Doreen; sisters, Dora Latta and Julia Buis and 11 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren.

PRYSTAY – Karl Prystay, 76 of Preeceville passed away May 6, 1971 in the Preeceville Hospital. He was born of parents, Harry and Tilly Prystay at Hryhoriw, Austria. He came to Canada with his parents in 1904. They farmed 50 miles north from Yorkton, where now is Buchanan. He worked at various jobs. He married Dora Shuya at Olesha in 1919. They moved to the Hyas area where they homesteaded for 15 years. In 1934 they moved to Olesha where they purchased a farm. They farmed there until 1949 and then moved to Preeceville where he worked and retired. Predeceased by a son in 1929, his parents, and a brother, he is survived by his wife; a son, William of Preeceville; four daughters Helen, Stella, Ann and Polly; 19 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and five brothers.

PRYSTAY – Paul Prystay, 65, of Preeceville, passed away in the Preeceville Hospital on June 27, 1981. Born at Preeceville, he attended Hryhoriw School. He married Stella Hycha on June 10. 1944 in the Olesha Church. They farmed south of Preeceville retiring in 1979 and moving to town. He was a member of the Father Novak council of the Knights of Columbus and was vice-president of the Ukrainian Catholic Church for seven years. Predeceased by an infant son in 1964, his father, William in 1970 and a sister, Jean Bourne in 1980, he is survived by his wife; his mother, Stella; a son, Constable Ben Prystay of Swift Current; two daughters, Shirley Bittort of Fort McMurray and Joanne Bowe of Saskatoon; a brother, Julius of Preeceville; three sisters, Dora Latta of Hudson Bay, Pauline Romanyshyn of Yorkton an Julia Buis of Winnipeg; and three grandchildren.

PRYSTAY – Stella (nee Hycha) Prystay, 79 of Preeceville, who died September 14, 2000 at University Hospital in Saskatoon, was held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on Feb 17, 1921, in the Preeceville district, she attended Norway and Waler Schools. She married Paul Prystay on June 10, 1944 at Olesha Church. They farmed until retiring to Preeceville in 1979. She was a member of Club 60, a bowling league, her church organization and ladies club. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Katherine Hycha; her husband Paul, an infant son Donald; three brothers, Walter, Joe and Paul and a sister Mary Shuya; she is survived by a son Ben of Estevan; two daughters, Shirley Bittorf and Joanne Bowen; a brother Tom Hycha; two sisters, Margaret Balawyder and Gina Berard and six grandchildren.

PRYSTAY – Wasyl Prystay, 81, died in the Preeceville Hospital on September 27, 1970 after a short illness. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was born in the Western Ukraine in Oct of 1890 and came to Canada as a young boy in 1904 with his parents, who settled in the Buchanan district. He worked on an extra gang and as a farm helper. In 1913, he married Stella Romanyshyn of Preeceville and they farmed five miles west and a mile and a half south of Preeceville until 1918. In 1918 he moved to Buchanan district with his wife and two young sons, Paul and Julius. He farmed until 1959 when he retired and moved to live in Preeceville. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Paul and Julius of Preeceville; four daughters, Dora of Hudson Bay, Pauline of Yorkton and Julia and Jean of Winnipeg; 16 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; seven brothers and four sisters.

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RACHKEWICH – Frozina (nee Chimko) was born in 1864 in the village of Bertnecki, Ukraine. She married Hnat Rachkewich in 1881 and together they had nine children: Dora, Doska, Sophia, John, Peter, Tanas and Mary. Two children died in infancy in the old country. In the spring of 1906, the family immigrated to Canada to a homestead in the Chechow district. Frozena was a midwife in the community, and she was the first elder of the altar society of the Chechow Church. Frozena passed away in August 1948.

RACHKEWICH – Hnat Rachkewich was born in 1856 and immigrated to Canada in 1906, with his wife Frozina and their seven children. They settled on a homestead in the Chechow district. Their first shelter was a 12-foot square sod house. Later a log house with a thatched roof was erected. They cleared the land with axe and pick with the help of their sons, John, Peter and Tanas. By 1914 Hnat had 28 acres of cultivated land and was able to obtain title for his homestead. He retired in 1924 and he and his wife lived with their son John for five years and then moved back to their homestead. In 1932 they moved to Chelan and in 1947 went to live with their daughter Mary Pasiechnik of Rockford. Hnat died in July 1949 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

RACHKEWICH – Tanas "Tom" Rachkewich, 94 of Selkirk, MB and formerly of Preeceville, died on May 18, 1994 in Winnipeg Health Science Centre. Funeral held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. He was born on January 2, 1900, to Hnat and Frozena (nee Chimko) in the village of Bertnecki povit Buchach Galicia. The family immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1906. They were homesteaders in the Chechow district, west of Preeceville. He attended Chechow School for a few years then assisted his father in farming. In 1920, he married Tekla Kwasnicia. He obtained his homestead in the Stove Creek area. In 1930, they moved to Chelan and bought land in partnership with his brother, Petro. He also operated a poolroom and barber shop, then a general store in 1942. He was a school janitor for a number of years. In 1968 they moved to Preeceville, then later to the hostel unit. In 1989, he moved to senior lodge in Selkirk, MB. He was recently admitted to a nursing home in Selkirk. Predeceased by his mother in 1948; his father in 1949; his wife in 1983; a great grandson in 1977; four sisters, Doska Holowachuk in 1907, Zofka Nazar in 1940, Dora Petrowski in 1957 and Mary Pasiechnik in 1968; and two brothers, Petro in 1939 and John in 1952, he is survived by his daughter, Polly Hrycak of Selkirk; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

RACHKEWICH – Tekla (nee Kwasnicia) Rachkewich was born in 1903, the daughter of Matvey and Irene Kwasnicia. In 1920 she married Tom Rachkewich. Tom obtained his homestead in the Stove Creek area. In 1930 they bought land by Chelan. Around 1942 they operated a general store and then sold it. They had one daughter, Polly. They moved back to Preeceville in 1968. She passed away in 1983.

RADAWETZ – Helen Radawetz was born January 22, 1925, the seventh child of Julia and John Yacyshen, in the Rama district. Helene started school at age 6 years, walking in summer and driving a horse in winter. It was 3 miles to the school. When she passed into grade 9, Helen had to quit school to help her father work on the farm. Her father said that she loved farming so much, she should have been a boy. In the winter, Helen went to Winnipeg to work in a photo studio for a year. She came back every fall and went field pitching with the threshing crew. In 1944, Helen married Walter Swiderski. They had 5 children: sons, Melvin, Wayne; daughters, Vivien, Lorraine and Sylvia. Walter died in 1966. In 1969 Helen married Joe Radawetz and they lived on the farm. Helen enjoyed growing a big garden, knitting, crocheting and woodworking. She loved to play bingo, curling, cards and baseball games. Helen is predeceased by her parents; husband, Walter Swiderski and Joe Radawetz; son Melvin Swiderski; son-in-law Bob Masko; granddaughter Cheryl Swiderski; brothers, Bill and Zeno; sisters, Mary Madarash, Lena Kuchelyma, Olga Sliva, Stella Kunca, and Katerina Yacyshen. She is survived by 3 daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony and Ray; three sisters, Annie, Zonie and Elsie.

RATTRAY – Russel Rattray age 83 of Osoyoos, BC, and formerly of Preeceville, passed away October 16, 1986 at Osoyoos. A graveside service was later held at Preeceville Cemetery. Born on June 12, 1903, on the homestead just south of Preeceville to Scott and Alice Rattray, he attended Kamsack School. Through many years, he worked in the creameries at Kamsack and Preeceville and also did electrical work in Sudbury. He married Lily Lindblom on December 6, 1928, and retired and moved to Osoyoos in the early fifties. Predeceased by his father on November 29, 1961, his mother on December 16, 1968, a brother, Clifford on September 1, 1957, he is survived by his wife; three sons, Douglas of Fort Nelson, BC. Brian of Bridge Lake, BC and Gerald of Delta, BC; seven grandchildren and one sister, Viola Clark of Preeceville.

RATTRAY – Scott Rattray was born July 1875 near Piper City, Cook County, Illinois. His parents were Charles and Mary (Massey) Rattray. At the age of four he left the States with his family and sailed for Scotland. His father was in business there for a short time in Glasgow an in November 1887 the family came to Sask. Their homestead was arranged for in Scotland, and until they arrived, they had no idea where it might be. Their new home was one mile east of Saltcoats. While working with his father at Birtle, MB at a sawmill, the summer of 1889, he saw a violin in a store window, which he wanted. He took on the job of cutting a pile of firewood for the storeowner, and got the violin. Unable to read a note of music, he taught himself to play the instrument. Mr. Rattray was the first man to own a homestead in Preeceville district, which was just south of town. This was in 1901. Later the same year he married Alice Smith, who was born at Qu’Appelle. The wedding took place at the Smith home on the north shore of Devils Lake. Scott and Alice had three children. Russell, Viola and Clifford. In 1904, they moved to the Indian Agency at Kamsack, where he was the farm instructor. They came to Preeceville in 1911 when he operated the first Cockshut implement agency; built Bricker’s store the same year, above which Alice had a restaurant. In 1912, he built the Golden West Hotel and sold out, moving to Veregin and built the Elk Hotel in 1913. Then moved to Kamsack and built a Ford garage where he sold 63 Model T cars. They returned to Preeceville in 1923 an with the help of farmers, built a Midget Flour Mill, which he operated until his son Russell took it over in 1941. They moved back to Veregin and started another flourmill an in 1943 moved to BC. In 1951 they came back to Preeceville. Mr. Rattray died in 1961.

REHALUK – Alex was born in 1911 on his parent’s, David and Hazel (nee Kuchliak) homestead. His schooling was taken at Chechow School. On October 18, 1936, Alex married Anastasia Luciw at the Buchach Church. They lived with the latter’s parents on the farm for over two years. In 1939 they took up farming on their own in the Orange Vale district. Alex served on the RM council of Hazel Dell, he was trustee for Orange Vale School and then he was on the Sturgis School Unit. They had six children: Joe born in 1938 and died in 1940, Stephanie, Bill, James, and Lawrence. In 1975, they left the farm and moved and retired to Preeceville. Alex died on November 8, 1980

REHALUK – Anastasia Nellie Rehaluk, 84 of Preeceville, passed away November 20, 1995 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held from the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. She was born on Jan1, 1911, to Nikola and Mary Luciw in the Ketchen area. She grew up on a farm and attended Netchie Hill School. She helped her parents until her marriage to Alex Rehaluk on October 18, 1936. They farmed in the Hazel Dell area until their retirement. They moved to Preeceville in 1975. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Checkow. Predeceased by a sister, Isabelle in 1897 in infancy; four brothers, Bill at age six and Mike at age two in 1906 in Ukraine, Pete in 1956 and John in 1976; her father in 1941; her mother in 1971; a son, Joseph in 1940 and a sister, Pearl in 1984; her husband, Alex in 1980, she is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Phillip) Pristie of Preeceville; four sons, Peter of Saskatoon, Bill (Ella) of Canora, Jim (Jocelyn) of Nipawin and Lawrence (Cecille) of Yorkton; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

REHALUK – Lorraine Rehaluk of Preeceville, passed away on August 3, 2010 at the Preeceville Hospital, after a brave battle with cancer. Lorraine was born on February 7, 1944, to Albert and Rosie Slugoski of the Hazel Dell area. She grew up on the family farm and attended Orange Vale School. In 1963, she married Steve Rehaluk. They farmed east of Hazel Dell. They were blessed with five children, Wanda, Steven, Duane, Robert and Regina. After 43 years on the farm, they moved to Preeceville, where they resided until her passing. Her brother Lawrence predeceases Lorraine in 1975. She is survived by her husband Steve of Preeceville and five children, Wanda (James Stefanyshyn) and their family Ryan and Michael of Calgary, Steven (Ida) and daughter, Megan of Canora, Duane (Karen) of Gibbons, AB, Robert (Eileen) and Roberts children, Dennis and Tessa of Preeceville and Regina (Evan Peters) and family, Brendan and Kaitlan of Calgary; her parents, Albert and Rose Slugoski of Canora; her brother Barry (Debbie) and son Robert of Saskatoon; her sister, Sadie of Canora and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Slugoski of Saskatoon and her family Vaughn (Jamie) and Payton and Rhonda. Loraine was very busy on the farm raising five children, where each day was filled with gardening, canning, tending to farm animals and fieldwork, sewing, fishing and playing cards. The funeral service was held from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. Interment followed at the Preeceville Cemetery.

REHALUK – Mike, son of Myron and Ksena (nee Gulka) was born on February 16, 1914. He took his elementary grades at Chechow School and high school at Preeceville. He married Sylvia Serhan on May 22, 1935 in Canora. They had one son, Orest (Ernie). They farmed until 1941, then moved to Toronto. There Mike was employed at the Tanning Factory for a few years and then worked in an Ammunition plant. They moved back to Preeceville in July 1945. Mike did general trucking until 1948 and then he was an agent for the Searle Grain Co. until 1959. Mike died on August 20, 1969.

REHALUK – Peter Alexander Rehaluk of Saskatoon and formerly of Hazel Dell, died on December 30, 2003. Funeral service held in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born on July 23, 1943 in Hazel Dell district to Alex and Anastasia Rehaluk, he worked in mines in Manitoba and BC. oilfields in Alberta, pipelines in Sask. and various other jobs. He was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Saskatoon. Predeceased by a brother, Joe in 1940, his father Alex in 1980 and his mother, in 1995, he is survived by three brothers, William (Ella) of Canora, James (Jocelyn) of Nipawin and Lawrence (Cecille) of Yorkton; one sister, Stephanie Pristie of Preeceville

REITLO – Gunhild (nee Oieland) Reitlo, 95 of Preeceville, passed away on January 6, 1992 in the Lions Hostel in Preeceville. Raised on a mountain farm, she was born and educated in Norway. She worked in a hospital until Knut Grimsrud brought her as a bride to his homestead near Sturgis in 1921. She taught herself English. Following Knut’s death she moved to Preeceville. In 1929 she married Olav Reitlo and they raised a combined family of 12 children. She was a founding member of St. John Lutheran church and active in the Ladies Aid and Hospital Auxiliary. Predeceased by her father and mother, Goute and Aslaug (Nappegard) Oieland; both husbands; a daughter, Alma Aune; three sons, Clifford, Curtis and Leif Reitlo; and six siblings, Svein, Gro, Gaute, Ole, Andrew and Birget Oieland, she is survived by three sons, John (Mary) Grimsrud, Lawrence (Marlene) Reitlo and Otto (Norma) Reitlo; five daughters, Gina Lindgren, Marie (Lorne) Downs, Lenore (Harland0 Magneson, Sylvia (Harris) Wold and Alfreda (Bjorne) Pedersen; a brother Halvor and a sister, Asloug Nilssen, both of Norway; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

RIETLO – Lawrence Gilbert Reitlo, 67 of Westbank, BC and formerly of Preeceville, passed away Aug 14, 1999. Funeral service held St. John Lutheran Church, Preeceville. Born on February 9, 1932 in Preeceville, he graduated from Preeceville High School and after working with his father in the family meat market, he took over the business in 1957. The store later became a full service grocery store known as Reitlo’s IGA. He married Marlene Danard on June 3, 1957 in Minitonas, MB and took up farming in 1967. A member of Preeceville town council for many years, he was a member of the Lions Club and St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served on church council. He and his wife retired to Kelowna in 1980. Predeceased by his parents, Olaf and Gunhild (Oieland) Reitlo; five brothers, Lief, Otto, Curtis, Clifford and John, and two sisters, Sylvia and Alma; he is survived by his wife, Marlene; a son, Dale of Calgary; a daughter, Donna (Mark) Medgyesi of Victoria; four sisters, Alfreda Pederson, Marie Downs of Trail, BC, Gina Lindgren of Flin Flon and Lenore (Harland) Magnussen of Saskatoon, and three grandchildren.

REITLO – Olav was born in 1889 and came with his family from Trondheim, Norway in 1904 to a homestead in the Preeceville area, south of town. Olaf wasn’t old enough to start a homestead of his own, so he went to Minnesota to work for a year. When he returned he homesteaded about 4 miles from his father’s farm. By hiring out to other farmers, Olaf was able to save enough money to return to Norway. In 1910, he made the trip and married in Norway. He returned to Canada. They had six children: Leif, Alfreda, Otto, Sylvia, Curtis and Clifford. In 1919 Olav took over his dad’s meat market. Olav’s wife died in 1924. In 1929 he married Gunhild Grimsrud, a widow with four children. Olav and Gunhild had two children together, Lawrence and Lenore. Olav died in 1972.

REYNOLDS – Debbie Ivy (nee Gagnon) Reynolds, age 45 of Saskatoon and formerly of Preeceville, passed away April 27, 2000 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on May 4, 1954, in Tisdale, she attended school in Hixon, BC, and then worked planting trees and piling lumber for Dunkley Sawmill, before working at Anderson Rental and Paving. She married Wayne Reynolds on July 22, 1989 at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by her mother, Ivy (Casner) Gagnon in 1978, she is survived by her husband, Wayne; her father Vern Gagnon; a son Darrell Gagnon of Quesnel; two stepsons, Trevor and Todd Reynolds, both of Preeceville; two daughters, Melissa Gagnon of Saskatoon and Nadine Sims of Hixon; three brothers, Dale Casner and Jerry Gagnon both of Hixon, and Rob Gagnon of Quesnel; two sisters, Glenda Scott of Prince George and Renee Gagnon of Quesnel; and five grandchildren.

REYNOLDS – Florence Irene (nee Johnson) Reynolds, 69 of Preeceville, passed away on July 30, 2002 in Preeceville Union Hospital. Born March 26, 1933 in Preeceville to Julius and Tilly (nee Peterson) Johnson, she was educated at Beaver Falls School. She married Robert Reynolds on July 22, 1954 at the Anglican Church in Endeavour, and raised a family including her two grandsons, Trever (Gwen) of Preeceville and Todd (Rebel) of Sturgis, after their mother died. She worked on the farm until 1973. From 1981-91 she cooked at Sturgis Livestock Ltd. From 1991-96 she worked at Misty Moments Florists. From 1997 to the time of her death, she was co-owner and lead floral designer at Chantilly Lace Florals. A self-taught florist, she organized a yearly Christmas Flea Market. Predeceased by her husband, Robert; her parents; four brothers, Lawrence, Elmer, Oscar and Lester; and four sisters, Alma, Helen, Olga and Myrtle, she is survived by two sons, Wayne of Saskatoon and Robert (Kathy) of Preeceville, two daughters, Patty of Preeceville and Sandra (Dave) Tudor of Regina; three sisters, Mable Ruud of Preeceville, Esther Yasinsky of Ft. Macleod, AB and Edna Halverson of Williams Lake, BC, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

REYNOLDS – Marshall Horace Reynolds, was the youngest son of Sea-Captain Robert Reynolds and Daisy Foothill. He was born November 16, 1868 at Maidstone, Kent, England. His mother died during his infancy and his father was lost at sea. His aunt raised him. He received his education at a private school in Maidstone. In 1885 he came to Canada and took up land in the Bradwardine area in MB. Then he moved to SK and homesteaded near the Etoimamie River. He had a flourishing horse and sheep ranch. He also acted as interpreter for the Indians on many occasions, as he could speak the Indian language fluently. On February 14, 1914 he married Minnie Preece at Canora. They had seven children: Louise, Ellen, Robert, Richard, Marjorie, Shirley and Elsie. Mr. Reynolds died April 10, 1961.

REYNOLDS – Minnie (nee Preece) Reynolds was born in 1885. She married Marshall Reynolds on February 14, 1914 and together they raised seven children. Minnie was a seamstress and often called on as a midwife. She was a member of the first Auxiliary for the Jubilee Hospital at Preeceville. She passed away at the age of 90 on November 21, 1974.

REYNOLDS – Richard M. ‘Dick’ Reynolds was born in 1920 to parents Marshall and Minnie Reynolds. Following schooling, he farmed a section of land in the Preeceville district. He was mostly known for his veterinary work. He married Marge Cook in 1967. They operated a diary farm know as ‘Renodale’ northwest of Preeceville. His hobby was raising horses. He passed away in 2008.

REYNOLDS – Robert James Reynolds, 53 of Preeceville, passed away on October 8, 1973 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at United Church, Preeceville. Born at Preeceville, the son of Mrs. Minnie Reynolds and the late Marshall Reynolds, he attended Sunny Bray School. He spent five years overseas from 1941 to 1946. He married Florence Johnson in 1954 and farmed in the Preeceville district. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wayne and Robert at home; two daughters, Sandra of Regina and Patricia at home; his mother; a brother, Richard of Preeceville; five sisters, Elsie Roste, Shirley Strand Louise Bentley, Marge Bell and Ellen Shunk. His father predeceased him in 1961.

REYNOLDS – Wayne Reynolds was born March 15, 1954 in Preeceville, to Robert and Florence (Johnson) Reynolds. He attended Preeceville School until grade nine. He started working for various farmers and trucking in the Preeceville area. In 1975, Wayne married Ruth Fortna. In the next few years they became parents to their two sons, Trevor and Todd. Ruth passed away suddenly in 1987. In 1989, Wayne married Debbie Gagnon. They resided in Preeceville for a short time and then made their home in Saskatoon. Debbie passed away in 2000. Wayne continued to be a devoted to hard work. Being mechanically gifted, he enjoyed working with heavy machinery. Wayne mastered a number of occupations during his lifetime, farming and trucking for about 17 years and then worked for Anderson Rental and Paving in Saskatoon, working the loader and becoming foreman of the asphalt plant. He moved to Regina in 2004 where he worked for Bodkin Construction as foreman of the rock crusher. He was devoted to his job and his last day of work was February 21, 2009. Wayne will be remembered for his hard work, his passion for motors and his love of motorcycles and snowmobiles, his love of barbecuing and his good sense of humor. Wayne passed away on March 17, 2009 at the Pasqua Hospital with his family by his side. Survived by his two sons, Trever (Gwen) and their children, Alex and Paje of Preeceville and Todd (Rebel) and children Tory, Teah and Tyra of Sturgis; brother Bob (Kathy) of Preeceville; sisters Sandra (Dave) of Regina and Patty of Preeceville; and four nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held in the Chapel of the Preeceville Funeral Home and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery.

RIVNEY – Annie (nee Trach) Rivney was born January 1, 1901 to Paul and Nastasia Trach at Crooked Lake. She went to school in 1907, with her older brother for three months. In the spring of 1908 the school opened earlier. Annie did not start in the spring as she did not have warm clothes to wear, and in the summer, she had to help on the farm pulling roots. In 1913 her father passed away, leaving her mother with eight children. She was twelve years old. While her mother and brother worked in the field she looked after the smaller children and did the house work. In 1916, she married Steve Rivney and moved to Preeceville. They lived in the village until 1918 and then moved to the farm. Their children were Paul, Peter, John, Mary, Nettie and Ted. Her husband passed away in 1949 and in 1951 she married John Tordon. John passed away in 1960. Living alone in a little house in Preeceville, Annie passed away on July 5, 1978 at the age of 78.

RIVNEY – John Rivney, 84 of Preeceville, passed away on June 3, 2006 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on February 1, 1922 in Preeceville, he attended school in Preeceville. His first job was as the assistant buttermaker at the Preeceville Creamery. He joined the RCAF in July 1942 and served with Bomber Command in England and with the tactical air forces in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was discharged on May 30, 1946 and he worked with Ontario Hydro for five years. He operated the Golden West Hotel in Preeceville in partnership with Ken Mattison and was a beekeeper until he retired. He married Merle Mattison on October 10, 1953 in Yorkton. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Annie; his wife Merle; and two brothers, Paul and Peter, he is survived by a brother Theodore of Surrey, BC and two sisters, Mary (Ted) Thacker of Saskatoon and Nettie (Lawrence) Patershuk of Hamilton, ON.

RIVNEY – Merle Evelyn Rivney was born in Borup, Minn on August 20, 1912. She came with her family to Preeceville in 1913. She took her schooling in Preeceville and then a secretarial course in Winnipeg. In 1940 she married Bob Rennie and lived at Prince Rupert. This marriage lasted less than 2 years. She returned home to help with the family hotel business and following her parent’s deaths, she and her brother Ken became partners in the hotel until the business sold in 1968. On October 10, 1953 she married John Rivney. She had little spare time, but managed to curl and play tennis. She painted pictures, sewed clothes and did many crafts. Health problems made her last years difficult and she spent much of her time at home. She passed away in July 28, 1989. Predeceased by her parents Oscar and Clara Mattison; a brother Clifford, and two infant sisters, Arlene and Alona, she is survived by her husband John; three brothers, Ken (Fern), Odvin (Edna) and Carlie (Lillian) Mattison, all of Preeceville. And a sister Bernice Csutor of Toronto.

RIVNEY – Rose Rivney, 82 of Preeceville passed away June 28, 1999 at the Preeceville Hospital. Born on June 3, 1917 in the Hryhoriw district, she attended school there and worked on the family farm before working at Wishlow’s Café in Buchanan and at the Calder Hotel. She married Paul Rivney on Oct. 21, 1955 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canora. Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Maria (Sawka) Panasiuk; four brothers, Sam in infancy, John, Harry and Fred; a sister Vera Maximiuk; she is survived by her husband, Paul; and two daughters, Iris (Randy) Kuzek of Lloydminister and Inez (Bernie) Brodziak of Preeceville; a brother, Peter Panasiuk of Preeceville; a sister Anne Chalus of Buchanan, and five grandchildren.

RIVNEY – Paul Rivney was born in May 1918, the oldest son of Steve and Annie Rivney. He married Rose Panasiuk in 1955. They had two daughters, Iris and Inez. They farmed on the outskirts of Preeceville. Paul passed away in 2004.

RIVNEY – Steve Rivney was born in Western Ukraine. He came to Canada in 1911, to the Canora district. In 1913, he came to Preeceville. He had the livery stable and was in partnership operating a store and later went into farming on the outskirts of Preeceville. In 1916 he married Annie Trach. They lived in Preeceville until 1918 and then moved to a farm one mile out of town, then sold it and bought a place closer to town. Steve dug wells for people in town at 50 cents an hour. In the summer time he went to work on the railroad for 25 cents an hour. In April 1949 Steve was admitted to the Sanatorium; he died a month later.

ROBERTSON – Mary C. (nee McLoughlan). On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, two days short of her 89th birthday, Mary passed away peacefully. Predeceased by her husband, Russell J. Robertson; parents, Alice and Joseph McLoughlan; and brother, Patrick, Mary is survived by members of the extended McLoughlan family in Palmerstown, Dublin, Ireland and England and the extended Robertson family in Canada and the United States. Mary's life work was nursing. She trained at the Royal Infirmary, Preston, England and Combe Hospital, Dublin. Her career brought her to Canada in 1958 and enabled her to work in Copper Cliff, Blind River, Toronto, Cumberland House and Preeceville. Mary was a lover of nature extraordinaire. She fed the birds and deer wherever she lived and her yard was a sanctuary. In addition to the wild friends, she enjoyed the companionship of her pugs, mini Schnauzer and Brussels Griffon, Tavie.Prayers for Mary will be said at 7:00 pm on Sunday July 8 at St. Patrick's Church, Sturgis, SK. Funeral mass will be held in St. Patrick's Church, Sturgis, SK at 10:00 am, Monday, July 9. Interment to follow at Preeceville Cemetery.

ROBERTSON – Russel William Robertson was born in Almont, ON. on June 25, 1900. He taught school for several years. He graduated in Dentistry at McGill University, Montreal in 1929. He served one year in the RCAF in Toronto. In 1929 he came to Preeceville. He had an office over the Hardware store and practiced his profession until his death on November 18, 1938.

ROBINSON – Elsie Adeline Fredrica (nee Wright) Robinson age 85, passed away on October 2, 1970 in Preeceville Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral service held at the United Church in Preeceville and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Elsie Adelene Fredrica Martha Wright was born in England. She came to Canada in 1892 with her parents, who settled in the Saltcoats district. In 1897, they moved to the district now known as Lady Lake, where they started the Astwood Ranch and also ran the Astwood post office. She married Thomas Robinson and they operated the Rain Bar Ranch in what is now the Ketchen area, where she spent the remainder of her life. Elsie loved flowers and was an ardent gardener. In spite of a sever handicap she led an active life right up until her death. Predeceased by her husband in 1955, her parents and two sisters, she is survived by a daughter, Elsie Bruce of Ketchen; her stepmother, Mrs. A. Wright of Lady Lake; two brothers, Victor of Preeceville and Fred of Lady Lake.

ROBINSON – Thomas Robinson was born on January 11, 1875 at Cumberland, England. He came to Canada with his parents in 1886. He was one of the first homesteaders in the Ketchen district. He farmed and ranched for many years. He married Elsie Wright of Astwood in 1908. They had one daughter, Elsie. Thomas passed away on July 31, 1955.

ROMANYSHYN – Adeline (nee Derin) Romanyshyn age 72, of Preeceville, passed away in Preeceville Hospital after a long illness. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was born in the Kowaliwka district, Bochockz in Austria, the daughter of Stephen and Paweliena Derin. In 1906, as a small child, she came to Canada with her parents, who settled in the Ketchen district. She married in 1918 and they farmed in the Ketchen district. Predeceased by her parents, a sister and a brother, her husband in 1948 and a daughter, Stella in 1971, she is survived by 5 daughters, Pauline (Nick) Darmochid of Rockford, Mary Toth of Preeceville, Helen (Gordon) Carlson of Edmonton, Frances (Ted) Chartier of Thunder Bay, ON. and Julia (Lorne) Lindblom of Quesnel, BC; sons, Paul of Ketchen, Joe of Prince George, Bill of Quesnel; 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

ROMANYSHYN – Paul Romanyshyn, 69, of Preeceville, died on August 29, 1991 in the Plains Health Centre in Regina. Funeral service held in Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on August 7, 1922 in the Chechow district, he was the son of Andrew and Mary (Mateush) Romanyshyn. He was educated at Hryhoriw School and then worked as a farm laborer for seven years. On July 14, 1947 he married Rose Chornomitz and they farmed for 15 years. During this time he served on the Preeceville Wheat Committee for 7 years and was elected to the rural municipal council. He was also active in the Sask. Farmers Union. In 1961, they sold the farm and moved to Preeceville, where he worked for CCIL for nine years and was secretary-treasurer for the Catholic Church. He was then employed as a parts man for Canora Central Motors. In 1974, they purchased the Hyas Hotel. While there he was mayor of the village. In 1982 they retired and moved to Preeceville where he was a member of the church and Club 60. In the summer he built patio furniture. Predeceased by his wife in 1991; his father in 1955 and his brother, Mike in 1978, he is survived by his mother, Mary of Preeceville; two daughters, Carol (Dennis) Williams of Yorkton and Doris (Dan) Tratch of Melville; a brother, Bill of Toronto; a sister Stella Lisecki of Yorkton and three grandchildren.

ROMANYSHYN – Rose (nee Chornomitz), 65 of Preeceville, passed away April 14, 1991 at the Canora Union Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral service held at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rose was born on March 31, 1926 to Onufry and Anne Chornomitz. She received her education at Beaver Falls School and was employed as a housekeeper for a number of farm families prior to her marriage to Paul Romanyshyn on July 14, 1947. They farmed for 15 years and then moved to Preeceville, where she was a waitress and store clerk. In 1974, they were proprietors of the Hyas Hotel prior to retiring back to Preeceville in 1982. Rose was a member of the UCWL and Club 60. She volunteered her services for meals on wheels and the Lions Hostel. She enjoyed gardening, preserving and baking and always shared much with her family. Rose was a believer in her faith. Predeceased by her parents, Onufry and Anne Chornomitz, brothers, Joseph and Andrew and a sister, Nettie Leason, she leaves to celebrate her life, husband Paul, two daughters, Carol William of Yorkton and Doris Tratch of Melville; three grandchildren, Jason, Jodi an Renee; five sisters, Pearl Drabath of Tisdale, Tillie Woloshyn of Regina, Mary Shuya, Irene Pantiuk and Elsie Mitchell, all of Preeceville; one brother, Sam (Vicki) Chornomitz of Gerald.

ROMICK – John was born on April 17, 1886. He emigrated from Western Ukraine in April 1907. It took him six weeks to cross the ocean. As a young boy he came an unknown country. In his early years he worked on farms and railroads before he claimed his homestead at Hazel Dell. He married Tekla Holowachuk on February 1, 1913 at St. Gerards Church at Yorkton. In 1915 they moved to Hamton and Rhein area, where they farmed for a few years. In 1926 they came to Ketchen with their family, Annie, Nellie, Mary, Belle, Polly and Peter. In 1945 they built a building in Preeceville and operated a café for a short time and then returned to the farm. In 1956 they retired to Preeceville. John passed away in 1963.

ROMICK – Paul Romick, 77 of Spruce Grove, AB and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on Sept. 15, 2004 in West View Health Centre in Stony Plain, AB. Born on July 15, 1927 in Hazel Dell to John and Tekla (Holowachuk) Romick, he attended Netchie Hills School. He married Pauline Maranchuk at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville on July 22, 1949. He operated a restaurant in Hazel Dell for two years, then worked for Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting for six years. In 1957, he began farming near Ketchen and in 1959 opened the West End Garage and semi station at Preeceville, which he operated until 1966. He worked for Powell Equipment in Dauphin for three years before moving to Edmonton to work as a heavy-duty mechanic until his retirement in 1981. He then moved to an acreage and grew produce which he sold to Safeway, IGA, Save-on Food and Superstore. Predeceased by his wife; parents and one sister, Helen and two brothers, Peter and Billy, he is survived by one son, Perry (Pam) of Spruce Grove; one brother, Joe of Ketchen; and five sisters, Annie Matlock of Edmonton, Mary Chalupiak of Regina, Bella Gulka of Yorkton, Polly (William) Chalupiak of Yorkton and Joyce (Ralph) Birke of Edmonton,

ROMICK – Tekla (nee Holowachuk) Romick was born on September 4, 1892. She came to Canada with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Anton Holowachuk in 1907 from a village Checkow in the Ukraine. She married John Romick on February 1, 1913. The couple farmed in the Hazel Dell, Hamton/Rhein areas. They had six daughters, Annie, Helen, Mary, Bella, Polly and Joyce and sons, Peter, Paul and Billie. Tekla died in May 1965.

ROMULD – Alda Viola Romuld, 84 of Chilliwack, BC and formerly of Preeceville, passed away September 21, 1990 in Chilliwack. Funeral service was held in the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on October 21, 1905 in the Yorkton area, she was the daughter of Lars and Anne (Kittleson) Romuld. She attended Corofin School, near Tadmore, Preeceville School, and LCBI in Outlook and Normal School in Regina. She taught in several schools including, Waler, North Prairie, Sheridan, Gravelbourg, Beaver Bluff and Preeceville. She worked with students who needed help, counseled and continued to tutor after retirement. Following retirement, she did bookkeeping for the Preeceville Hospital. Her last years were spent at Chilliwack. She was active in her church, as a board member, camp board member and Sunday school teacher. Predeceased by her parents, two sisters, Cora and Gladys, she is survived by three brothers, Clifford, Leonard (Osta) and Gordon; and a sister, Myrtle Melsness.

ROMULD – Anne Helene (nee Kittelson) Romuld age 88, mother of Gordon Romuld, former MLA for Canora, passed away July 9, 1968 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at the Lutheran Church at Preeceville. She was born in Minnesota, Anne Helene Kittelson, and moved at an early age, with her parents to North Dakota. She married Lars Romuld and in 1905, they came to Canada renting a farm near Yorkton for a year. They homesteaded in the Tadmore district, where they lived for 14 years, until they moved to a farm near Preeceville. Mrs. Romuld was active in church work, serving as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and in various offices in churchwomen’s organizations. Predeceased by a daughter, Cora in 1945, her husband in 1950, she is survived by three sons, Clifford of Grand Forks, N.D., Leonard of Worseley, AB., and Gordon of Preeceville; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Braum and Mrs. Noel Melsness of Calgary, Alda of Preeceville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

ROMULD – Cora Lauretta Romuld was born in North Dakota in 1901, the daughter of Lars and Anne (Kittleson) Romuld. She came to Canada with her parents in 1905, where they homesteaded in the Tadmore district. Cora attended Normal School in Regina, after completing high school. She taught school for a few years. Reading and crocheting were her main hobbies. She died suddenly in 1945.

ROMULD – Gordon Romuld age 75, of Preeceville, passed away October 6, 1994, at his home. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church at Preeceville. Born on May 26, 1919 in Tadmore, he was educated at Beaver Bluff School. He farmed in the Preeceville area for many years; worked as a crop insurance agent; and was an independent automobile dealer and auctioneer. He was a MLA for the Canora Constituency for four years and had also been a municipal councilor. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Masonic Lodge, as well as a longtime member of the Liberal Party. His involvement with St. John’s Lutheran Church included membership in the choir and singing in a male chorus. On October 23, 1947, he married Margaret (Peg) Cornish at Saskatoon. Predeceased by his parents, Annie and Lars Romuld; his wife, Peg; two sisters, Cora and Alda; and a brother, Leonard, he is survived by a daughter, Sheri (David) Seghers of Sherwood Park, AB; a brother, Clifford Romuld of Grand Forks, N.D.; a sister, Myrtle Melsness of Chilliwack, BC; and two grandchildren.

ROMULD – Margaret ‘Peg’ (nee Cornish) Romuld age 75, of Preeceville, died on March 28, 1993 in the University Hospital at Edmonton, following a lengthy illness. Funeral was held in St. John Lutheran Church at Preeceville. She was born October 16, 1925 to Charles and Emily Cornish at Pelly. She received her education at Preeceville. After graduating, she lived with her father in Vancouver for a few years before moving back to Preeceville. She married Gordon Romuld of Preeceville on Oct 23, 1947 at Saskatoon. Peggy worked in the municipal office for a few years and the Preeceville post office for 25 years. She was active in the Eastern Star and the Legion auxiliary. Predeceased by her parents; she is survived by her husband, Gordon; one daughter, Sheri Seghers of Edmonton; two granddaughters; one sister, Millie Currie of Yorkton; two brothers, Charles of Meadow Lake and Dr. Owen Cornish of Edmonton.

ROSTE – Walter Arnold Roste was born in the North Prairie, SK. district, on October 14, 1926. He was the sixth son, born to Anna and Martin Roste. He attended North Prairie school, where he received his education. He was baptized and confirmed in the North Prairie Church. After high school, he was employed by Gerard Thorson on the farm, where he has lived for the past several years. He spent one winter in a bush camp in Stevans, Ontario. On May 4, 1948, he married Elsie Reynolds in Knox United Church, in Peterborough, Ontario. He was employed for two years, with Canadian General Electric as parts man in Peterborough. In 1951, they moved back to Preeceville to farm, in the North Prairie district. Elsie looked after the farm each winter as Walter worked in the bush. In 1959, he purchased their present farm and for several years was a cattle buyer, and could seldom resist the ownership of a well-bred horse. Walter served on the Co-op board in Preeceville for many years and he served on the Union Board at Canadian General Electric at Peterborough. He also served on the board at the local Wheat Pool at Hinchcliffe. At age 38, he suffered a severe heart attack, which seemed to trigger the beginning of a decline in his health. Walter passed away in 1987. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Elsie, and one daughter, Benita of Preeceville and five brothers, Harold of Mission, BC, Wilbert of Burnaby, BC. Pastor Vernon of Edmonton, Clifford of Preeceville and Lyle of Quesnel, BC; and two sisters, Gladys Francis and Lorean Atkinson, both of Burnaby, BC, as well as numerous relatives

ROSTEN – Arthur Evelyn Rosten was born at Preeceville on July 21, 1909, the second son of Ole and Carrie Rosten. He completed his elementary school at Beaver Falls and high school in Preeceville. Together with his father and brother Herman they farmed 14-quarter sections of land and had a considerable amount of stock. Art was active in community affairs serving many years on the Beaver Falls school board as secretary-treasurer. He often played a role in the 3 act plays when the Northern Lights literary society was in action in the thirties. He was a charter member of the Preeceville Lions Club and supportive of the hockey and baseball teams and Sturgis Unit school band of which his son Donald was a member. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and curling. On November 25, 1944 he married Doris Hannah Strand of the North Prairie District. To this union one son, Donald Arthur Odvin Rosten was born on August 14, 1952. Art sold most of the farmland in 1964 and moved to Preeceville, where he built a new house for his family. On May 6, 1966 Art died suddenly of a heart attack.

ROSTEN – Carrie (nee Holen) Rosten was born in Vaage Gudbrandsdalen on March 3, 1878. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sven Holen. Her mother died when she was very young. In 1896 together with her father and brother came to North Dakota and took a homestead. In 1904 she married Ole Rosten. The couple continued to farm and raised horses and cattle. In 1907 they and son Herman moved to Canada and homesteaded northwest of Preeceville. Carrie passed away July 9, 1962.

ROSTEN – Doris Hannah (nee Strand) Rosten, 81 of Preeceville, passed away on April 7, 1998 at the palliative care unit of St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Born on August 5, 1916 in Preeceville, she attended North Prairie School and worked for Sorenson Family grocers. She married Art Rosten on November 25, 1944 and following his death in 1966; she worked as an editor for the Preeceville Progress Paper. She retired in 1973. An organist at North Prairie and St. Johns Lutheran churches, she was on the historical society executive and served as treasurer of the Lutheran women’s group. Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mathilda Strand; her husband; three brothers, Herbert, Ernie and Bill; and two sisters, Alva and Francis, she is survived by a son, Don (Penny) of Saskatoon; a brother, Lorne Strand of Preeceville; four sisters, Evelyn Phoenix, Verna Walker, Lillian Soehnlein and Phyllis Anderson; and three grandchildren.

ROSTEN – Herman Siqurd Rosten was the eldest son born to Ole and Carrie Rosten on April 30, 1905 near Eckman, ND. He came to Canada, to a homestead, northwest of Preeceville with his parents on May 2, 1907. He attended Beaver Falls School. He worked on the family farm until 1964 when he retired and moved to Preeceville. He spent four months of the summer of 1964 in Norway visiting relatives and again in 1968. In 1970 he purchased a house in Preeceville. Herman passed away in 1989.

ROSTEN – Ole Hans Rosten was born February 16, 1877 of parents Mr. and Mrs. Hans Rosten in Sel Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. He immigrated to Galesburg, ND in 1895 where he worked on farms in summer and bush camps in winter. Later he homesteaded at Eckman, ND and also bought a ¼ section of land. In 1904 he married Carrie Holen and they continued farming until 1907 when they came to Canada and homesteaded northwest of Preeceville. They brought farm machinery, 14 horses and 16 cattle along from the States. Over the years they accumulated more land and farmed 14-quarter sections. In 1948 he sold all their horses and most of the cattle. He farmed with his sons, Herman and Arthur. They also had an adopted daughter, Thelma born Sept. 10, 1919. Mr. Rosten died December 18, 1961

RUDNITSKI – Bartko Rudnitski, was born in 1880. In 1906 he married Marie Husack. They came to Canada beginning of the 19th century and settled in the Tiny/Buchanan district and farmed north of Buchanan in the Monastyr district. They came to Preeceville in 1942. They had three sons, Metro, Tom and William and two daughters, Annie and Helen. Bartko died in 1966.

RUDNITSKI – Marie (nee Husack) Rudnitski of Preeceville, passed away November 19,1970 in Regina General Hospital. Funeral held in the Catholic Church in Preeceville. Marie, the daughter of Ivan and Dorka (Posniak) Husack, was born in the Western Ukraine and came to Canada with her parents in 1901, from the selo of Dobrowody, north of Kovaliwka in Ukraine, to the Tiny district. On January 9, 1906, she married Bartko Rudnitski and they made their home in the Buchanan district until 1942, when they retired to live at Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Bartko in 1966, eldest son, Metro in 1950 and eldest sister, Mrs. Anne Glowatski, she is survived by two sons, Tom and William of Buchanan; two daughters, Anne Statchuk of Canora an Helen Tulik of Preeceville; two sisters, of Vancouver and a sister and brother of Canora; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

RUDNITSKI – Nellie (nee Shabits) Rudnitski was born at Kowalewka in the Tiny district, on December 14, 1912. Nellie passed away peacefully with family at her side at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, on the afternoon of February 8, 2007. She was the fifth born to Maria Kosiwich and Tymko Shabits. She had four brothers and two sisters. Nellie attended Kowalewka School completing grade nine. She lived n the family farm and in November 1930, she married Metro Rudnitski. They then moved to the family farm in the Monastyr district north of Buchanan. There they had four children, Evelyn, Nesthyr, Grace and Marge. In 1947, the family moved to Preeceville. In 1950 her husband passed away accidentally and Nellie was left to raise her four children. She worked at the Preeceville Post Office until 1969, when she retired and moved to Cudworth to be close to family. Nellie was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic prayer group and the CWL in Cudworth. Her life focussed on daily Mass, her home and her family. Nellie traveled often to spend time with her children and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Metro, her father Tymko Shabits, her stepfather Mike Schewts, mother Maria, her sister, Mabel and brothers, Peter, Paul, Bill Steve and her grandson David Battison. She leaves to mourn her, sister Rose Shabits of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Margaret Rudnitski of Yorkton; her children Evelyn (Ed) Battison, Nesthyr (Dolly), Grace (Eric) Raynor and Marge (Dave Stevens); eight grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

RUDNITSKI – Pauline (nee Stefanyshyn) Rudnitski, 85 of Yorkton Nursing Home and formerly of Olesha district, passed away on Sept. 30, 2006. She was born on August 15, 1921 in the Hryhoriw district to Mykyta and Barbara Stefanyshyn. She received her education at Hryhoriw School. On October 21, 1940 Pauline married William Rudnitski at the Olesha Church. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Bill; son Raymond, brothers, Mike Pete, Harry, Walter, Fred and Paul; her sisters, Stella Stachiw, Lena Pidherney, Mary Kosheluk, Lorna Zawerucka, Olga Berezowski and Lucy Zuzula; she is survived by her sons, Russell of Buchanan, Harvey (Dale) of Yorkton; brother Steve Stefanyshyn of Preeceville, and sister Sylvia Roznowsky of Prince Albert.

RUDNITSKI – William "Bill" Rudnitski 91, of the Yorkton Nursing Home, and formerly of Preeceville, died on January 15, 2006. Funeral held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on Jan. 16, 1915 in the Olesha district to Bartko and Maria Rudnitski, he farmed in his early years with his parents. He married Pauline Stefanyshyn on October 21, 1940 and they continued farming until retiring to Preeceville in 1996. Predeceased by his parents; a son, Raymond, two brothers, Metro and Tom, and two sisters, Ann and Helen, he is survived by his wife, Pauline; and two sons, Russell of Preeceville and Harvey (Dale) of Yorkton.

RUUD – Albert Klaus Ruud of Preeceville, died on January 17, 1975 in the Preeceville Hospital. Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery. Born at Barton, N.D. in 1907, he came to Canada with his parents and settled in the Lodi district. He moved to Preeceville and married Mabel Johnson in 1937. They farmed in the Beaver Falls district. Albert was a great trapper, which was his occupation in winter, but returned in spring to farm. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Virgil of Preeceville and Lawrence of Burlington, ON. two sisters, Anna (Albert) Johnson of Lintlaw and Klara (Hart) Ashdown of Okla; a brother Thorval of Fort Qu’Appelle. A brother, Hilmer and a sister, Hilda, predeceased him.

RUUD – Mabel Elvina (nee Johnson) Ruud, 90 passed away on January 10, 2007 in the Invermay Health Centre. Funeral held from St. Johns Lutheran Church, Preeceville. Mabel was born September 16, 1916 to Julius and Tilly (Peterson) Johnson. She was educated at Beaver Falls School. She married Albert Ruud in 1937. They established a farm near Preeceville and raised two children. She worked on the farm until 1982 and then moved to Preeceville where she loved to garden. She was predeceased by her husband Albert; her son Virgil; her parents; four brothers, Lawrence, Elmer, Oscar and Lester; six sisters, Alma, Helen, Olga, Myrtle, Edna and Florence. She is survived by her son Lawrence (Connie) of Burlington, ON, two grandchildren, Corey (Nicky) and Tammy (Kevin) of Regina; and a sister Esther of Slave Lake, AB

RUUD – Virgil Rudd was born in 1937 to parents Albert and Mabel Ruud. In 1964 he bought ½ section of land in the Robinson Creek district. He farmed for seventeen years. He became ill in 1980 and passed away in September 1981.

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SAMONIUK – John Samoniuk, 72 of Preeceville and formerly of Invermay, passed away July 31, 1987 at the University Hospital in Saskatoon. Born on February 12, 1915 in Ukraine, he immigrated to Canada at an early age. He was educated at the Main Road School near Rama. Most of his life he farmed near Invermay, but in 1975 he retired and moved to Preeceville. For several years he worked as a carpenter before retiring officially. Predeceased by a brother, Anton, and his father, Konrad, he is survived by a daughter, Alicia of Rostern; a sister, Nettie Jerstad of Port Coquitlam; and four grandchildren.

SANDBACH – Helen Rose Marie Sandbach was born August 23, 1951 to parents Ed and Audrey (Ferguson) Sandbach. Her mother died in 1952, and her father remarried to Alma Joyce Chapman. In December 1954, the Sandbach house caught fire and Helen died of burns on December 16, 1954.

SANDBACH - Terrance L. Sandbach, the son of Godfrey (Ed) and Alma Sandbach, of the Endeavour area, was born in September 1953. In March 1954, Terrance died of spinal meningitis.

SANDO – Emma Sando was born in 1894 in the States. She married Martin Sando in 1915 and they came to Canada in 1921 and homesteaded in the Waler school district. The Sando home was a gathering place for the young people in the district. During winter, card parties, box socials and dances were held; in the summer, ball games and horseshoes were enjoyed. Martin and Emma had a family of ten children: The eldest son Marvin was killed in service overseas in September 1945, Evelyn, Clarence died in infancy; Glen, Dennis, Florence, Lloyd, Lola Mae, Betty Lou and Yvonne. Emma died in 1975.

SANDO – Martin Cornelius Sando was born on September 9, 1891 on his father, Nels Sando’s homestead near Grafton, North Dakota. He was the second eldest son in the family of 13 children. He married Emma Carlson on December 20, 1915. They lived in North Dakota until 1921 when they moved to the Preeceville district in April of that year, with their two children, Marvin and Evelyn. They settled in the Waler school district purchasing one quarter of land and renting a half section for several years and farmed until 1951, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. Mr. Sando was well known in the district for the quality and clean seed oats. Most of the seed cleaning was done by a hand turned mill. Fields were hand picked for weeds every summer, as no sprays were ever used. In 1974, they moved to the Echo Lodge at Fort Qu’Appelle. Martin passed away November 6, 1975 in Fort Qu’Appelle Hospital. Funeral service was held in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Predeceased by his wife; a son Clarence in 1919, and a son Marvin in 1945, he is survived by three sons, Glen and Dennis of Calgary and Lloyd of Williston, ND; five daughters, Evelyn Moki, Lola Mae Corcoran of Lakewood, Calif., Florence Bremner of Kamloops, BC, Betty Lou Close of Regina and Yvonne Ross of Lebret; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

SAUGMYHR – Bernard I. Saugmyhr was born in 1890. He came to Canada at the age of seventeen with his parents in 1907, from Atwater, Minn. They settled in the Preeceville district near Lake Lomond. In 1912 he filed on a homestead and in 1916 built a log house. He married Edith Gown in 1917 and they raised three children: Bernice, Ethel and Lawrence. In 1959, they retired to Preeceville and their son took over the farm. Bernard passed away in 1974.

SAUGMYHR – Edith Ann (nee Gowan) Saugmyhr, passed away August 27, 1980 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was born March 30, 1897 to Joseph and Eunice Gowan at Ardock, N.D.; she was educated at Grand Forks, ND. She married Bernard Saugmyhr in 1917 and they farmed north of Ketchen, retiring in the late 1950’s and moving to Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband in 1974, she is survived by one son, Lawrence of Ketchen; two daughters, Bernice (Lynden) Johnson of Broadview and Ethel (Orville) Bjornstad of Preeceville; four sisters, Elva Hedluad and Hazel Simes of Vancouver, Wash., Clara Ingbrigtson of Preeceville and Mabel Gooding of Nokomis.

SAUGMYHR – Elmer Saugmyhr, age 75 of Preeceville, died on December 12, 1971 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Lutheran Church. Elmer was born July 28, 1896 at Atwater, Minn. and moved with his parents to a farm west of Preeceville in 1907. He farmed until his sight failed in 1954, but continued to live on the farm with his brother and sister, until his death. Predeceased by his parents, two sisters and two brothers, he is survived by two sisters, Laura (Walter) Gowan and Bertha Saugmyhr, both of Preeceville and two brothers, Thorvald and Bernard of Preeceville.

SAUGMYHR – Emelia (nee Holland) Saugmyhr was born in Illinois, USA in January 1862. She married Thorvald Saugmyhr in 1884 and to this union was born to them four girls, Bertha, Josie, Laura and Anne H. and five sons, Thorvald H., Bernard, Edwin, Elmer and John L. Her husband and oldest son came to Canada in the fall of 1906, from Atwater, Minn. and filed on a homestead and built a house in the Preeceville area. The following year Emelia and children joined her husband. Emelia was involved in the Lutheran church and a very active member of the Ladies Aid. She passed away in 1936.

SAUGMYHR – Thorvald L. Saugmyhr was born on August 9, 1860 in Norway. He came to America with his parents and sisters, when he was 13 years old. In 1894 he married Emelia Holland. In 1906 he came to Canada from Atwater, Minn., with his oldest son Edwin. He built a house and a stable for his horses. The following spring the rest of the family arrived. He built a small blacksmith shop and sharpened ploughshares and other work for himself and neighbors. He was interested in Church and Politics and Temperance Work. They had four daughters and five sons. His wife died in 1936 and Thorvald in 1944

SAWKA – Ernest B. Sawka, 66 of Preeceville, died on August 13, 2005 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Funeral service was held at the Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on July 15, 1939 in the Checkow district to Mike and Lena Sawka, he attended Checkow and Preeceville schools. He farmed with his brother, James and his father and worked for the Coop Creamery from 1958-1964. For the next three years he farmed and worked as a plumber and electrician’s helper. He married Pauline Mydan in July 1967 and they purchased their own land to begin a mixed farming operation. They farmed until 1987. He was a councilor for the RM of Preeceville from 1974 to 2002. Elected reeve, he served in 2003 and 2004. He served on the agricultural committee for 12 years. He was a member of the Sturgis and District Fire Protection board for 28 years. He sat on boards and committees with 16 other groups, clubs and organizations. He was the chairman of an organization that helped bring Big Sky Pork into the area, which created employment opportunities and a market for locally grown grains. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Pauline; a brother James (Zoria) of Preeceville and a sister Hazel of Calgary.

SAWKA – Fred Sawka, 69 of Preeceville, died on November 22, 1971. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Preeceville. He was born in Austria and came to Canada in 1911. He worked for the CNR, until he retired in 1967. He is survived by his wife Mary; daughter, Laura Havorka; sons, Dick and Joe both of Canora; two sisters, Mary Kowalyk of Preeceville and Annie Belous of Hazel Dell; two brothers, Steve of Hazel Dell and Roy of Toronto.

SAWKA – Lena Sawka, 82 of Preeceville, died on March 31, 1991 in the Norquay Union Hospital. Funeral service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church with burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. Lena was born on March 15, 1909 in Hryhoriw. She was the daughter of Jacob and Tekla Dymtriw. She married Mike Sawka on June 9, 1930 and the couple farmed. In 1947 they moved to a farm south of Preeceville, where they went into mixed farming. In 1968 they moved into Preeceville and retired. Predeceased by her parents; her husband in 1983; two brothers, Lonko and Walter and five sisters, Polly, Alice, Julia, Stella and Barbara; she is survived by a daughter, Hazel (Martin) Holm of Calgary; two sons, Ernest (Pauline) and James (Zoria) both of Preeceville; a sister, Mary Ron; a brother Bill Dymtriw; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SAWKA – Mike Sawka was born in 1905. He married Lena Dmytriw in June 1930 and they farmed. In 1947 they purchased land south of Preeceville and moved. They were in mixed farming. They had three children: Hazel, Ernie and James. In 1968 they retired and moved into Preeceville. Mike passed away in 1983.

SAWKA – Wasyl Sawka was in 1876 and came to Canada from their native village of Hryhoriw, in March 1904, with his wife Mary (nee Nazar) and their three-month-old son, Paul. They took a homestead in the Chechow district. Six children were born to them in Canada: Mike, Steve, Clarence, John, Stechy and Pauline. Wasyl was the first one to own a team of horses in the district. In 1921 they moved to the Beaver Bluff district and in 1945 Wasyl bought a few acres of land from Scott Rattray and moved to town. His wife passed away in 1950 and Wasyl passed in 1961.

SAWKIW – Andrew Sawkiw was born in 1882 in the village of Hryhoriw, Ukraine. He and Annie were married there. Andrew came to Canada in 1914, and worked as a labourer on various jobs, owned a store in Hazel Dell for two years 1918-20. Then he worked for the CNR from 1920-26 when he purchased farm 4 ½ miles SW of Preeceville. They retired in 1951 and moved to Preeceville. Andrew passed away in 1963.

SAWKIW – Annie Sawkiw was born in 1890 in the village of Hryhoriw, Ukraine. She married Andrew Sawkiw in the Ukraine. Andrew came to Canada in 1914 and Annie came in 1921 along with one child, Steve. They had six children: Pauline in 1909, died in 1917 by accident during the war. Steve born in 1911, Mary born in 1913, died in Warsaw Poland from scarlet fever while in route to Canada; William 1922; Peter in 1924, died in infancy; Walter in 1930. Annie passed away in 1962.

SAWKIW – Genevieve Hazel Sawkiw, 75 of Preeceville, who died on July 26, 1997, at Regina General Hospital, was held at Trinity United Church. Born on Aug 27, 1922, in Preeceville, she attended school in Preeceville and worked in Copper Mountain, BC, until her marriage to Norman Larsen. They moved back to Preeceville and after Norman’s death, she worked at various domestic jobs. She married Walter Sawkiw on January 3, 1956 in Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Emma, her first husband, Norman Larsen, a son, Larry, a brother Donald, a sister Mabel and her second husband Walter; she is survived by two sons, Roland Larsen of Rockford and Greg Sawkiw of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Jo-anne Smart of Yorkton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

SAWKIW – Olga (nee Gogal) Sawkiw was born August 4, 1924 on a farm near Lady Lake, to her parents, Maria (Yanchynsky) and Frank Gogal. Olga received her formal education at Sunny Brae School. On July 12, 1944 she married William Sawkiw in Preeceville. Olga worked as a beautician. She enjoyed gardening, music, playing cards, baking and cooking. She was a member of Club 60 as well as the United Church Women. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Victor, Orvin and Nestor and sisters, Annette, Pauline and Dolly. She is survived by her husband, Bill of 66 years; her children, Sonja (Gerry) of Prince Rupert, Betty (Joe) of Elkford, BC. David (Jo-Ann) of Preeceville and Donald (Karen) of Yorkton. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Ashley, Arlin, Crystal, Alex, Nathen and Brittany; five great grandchildren, Austin, Ryley, Jackson, Sadie and Dawson. Olga passed away September 19, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital, with her family by her side. Funeral service held at the United Church in Preeceville.

SAWKIW – Walter Sawkiw, 58 of Preeceville, died on November 11, 1989. Funeral held in the United Church in Preeceville. Born November 16, 1930 at Preeceville, he was educated at Beaver Bluff School, north of Preeceville. He worked on the family farm from 1945-1949 and then at a gold mine at Bisset, MB; the Sudbury nickel mine and various mines in Northwest Territories. From 1954 to 1957 he served with a field artillery stationed at Victoria, BC and Winnipeg. He was a mechanic at Busch Motors at Stenen from 1958-1963. From 1963-1972, he worked at the Esterhazy Potash Mine. He then worked at the Sherrit Gordon copper mine at Leaf Rapids, MB until he retired and moved to Preeceville in June 1988. He was a member of the Legion. He married Genevieve Anderson on January 3, 1956 at Preeceville. Predeceased by his father, Andrew in 1963 and his mother, Annie in 1962; two sisters, Pauline in 1915 and Mary in 1921 and a brother, Peter in 1926, he is survived by his wife, Genevieve; his daughter, Joanne Smart of Onaping, ON; a son, Gregory of New Jersey; a stepson, Roland Larson of Rockford; a brother, Bill of Preeceville and six grandchildren.

SAWKIW – William "Bill" Harry Sawkiw passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Long Term Care Unit on August 1, 2011 after battling a series of poor health issues for a number of years. He was born to Andrew and Annie Sawkiw on April 23, 1922 on a farm south of Preeceville, the first of three sons born in Canada. He received his education at Beaver Bluff and Preeceville High School. He served two years RCAF during WW 11. On July 12, 1944 he married the love of his life, Olga Gogal. After a brief time helping on the family farm they moved to Regina where Bill trained a s Barber and Olga took a hairdressing course. They returned to Preeceville and purchased the pool hall. They then expanded the business by building a bowling alley. They operated this business a number of years before selling and relocating to the Gogal family farm at Lady Lake. After three consecutive years of being hailed out, they moved back to Preeceville and set up a barber and beauty shop. Bill became known throughout the area for his excellent brush cuts! He added Bill’s Sporting Good Store to his business. He loved to hunt, fish, baseball and the entire outdoors. He was an excellent gunsmith with the artistic ability to make beautiful gun stocks. While running a business and raising four children, he still made time to teach hunters safety, coach and play baseball and volunteer as an umpire. When Bill retired he pursued many hobbies most of which expressed his love of woodworking and nature. He was fond of birds and built countless birdhouses. He was predeceased by his wife Olga of 66 years in Sept 2010; his parents Andrew and Annie and five siblings, Pauline, Mary, Steve, Peter and Walter. He is survived by his daughters, Sonja (Gerry) Kozmaniuk of BC and Betty (Joe) Reader of Elkford, BC; sons David (Joanne) of Preeceville and Donald (Karen) of Yorkton; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

SCEBINSKI – Anne (nee Shawchuk) Scebinski age 64 of Endeavour, passed away on January 25, 1980 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born October 18, 1916 to Sandy and Maggie Shawchuk, she attended Hampton public school and continued hr education at Armstrong, BC. She was employed in the Yorkton-Hampton area until 1936 when she married Fred Scebenski and resided at Willowbrook for a year. They moved to Lady Lake-Hinchliffe area in 1938. Predeceased by her parents, and a daughter Diane, in 1964, she is survived by six children. Shirley Newman of Regina, Jerry Scebinski of Preeceville, Marge Horon of Vegerville, Curtis Scebenski of Saskatoon, Milly Diamond of Edmonton and Connie Strand of Red Deer; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; her sisters, Mary Chubaty of Blaine, Washington, Nancy Westergreen and Kay Worobey of Burnaby, Pauline Hein of White Rock, BC, Helen Shelton of Vancouver and Eileen Chabot of San Diego, Calif.

SCEBENSKI – Edna Scebenski, 80 of Canora and formerly of Usherville, passed away May 8, 2001 at the Canora Hospital. Born on January 4, 1921, in Warsa, Poland, she moved with her family to Canada at the age of 12 and attended Beaverdale School. She married Bill Scebenski on September 22, 1940, at the Roman Catholic Church in Jedburgh. She worked as a domestic and at mixed farming. They moved to Ontario and later to Usherville, where they operated a mixed farm and she worked as a cook for CNR. They moved to Canora in 1999 and she was known for playing the guitar at the seniors Centre. Predeceased by her parents, Walter and Rose Dlugosh, a brother, John and a sister, Rosie, she is survived by her husband Bill; a son Tom (Dorothy) of Preeceville’ a daughter Rose (Jim) Long of Mississauga, ON; two sisters, Jean and Adelle; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

SCEBINSKI – Fred Scebinski, 73, of Preeceville and formerly of Hinchliffe, passed away February 21, 1988 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in the United Church, Preeceville. Born on July 1, 1914 in the Danbury district, he attended Brush Valley School. He farmed in the Hinchliffe and Endeavour districts most of his life and worked in bush camps during winter months. In May of 1935, he married Anne Shewchuk at Springside. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool and served as a trustee on the school board. Predeceased by his wife, Anne, his parents, Alex and Mary, a daughter, Dianne and a brother, John, he is survived by two sons, Gerald of Preeceville and Curtis of Regina; four daughters, Shirley of Regina, Margaret of Vegreville, AB, Mildred of Edmonton and Connie of Red Deer; six brothers, Mike of Vancouver, Metro of Preeceville, Bill and Harry of Usherville, Nick of Merritt, BC and Leonard of Hamilton, ON; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

SCHARFENBERG – Florence M. Scharfenberg was born at Hannaford, ND on May 6, 1898, and came to Canada with her parents in 1907. She received her education at Beaver Bluff School. She married Robert Scharfenberg December 19, 1917 and they farmed in the Preeceville area. They had three daughters: Lorene, Gleniss and Elsie. Florence passed away January 19, 1962.

SCHARFENBERG – Howard Scharfenberg, 71 of Preeceville, died on July 29, 1997 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Born on Oct 10, 1925, in the Etoimamie district, he attended Midland School. His first job was sawing and logging with his father, an occupation he remained in for most of his life. He began farming west of Endeavour in 1951 and married Gwen Hovey at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville on October 30, 1953. He placed third at the North American Old Time Fiddlers Contest held in Minot in 1988 and retired to Preeceville in 1990. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool, Sask. Wildlife Federation, and Club 60, Assiniboine Valley Fiddlers and Rural Crime Watch. Predeceased by his parents, Herman in 1988 and Hazel in 1994, he is survived by his wife, Gwen; a son Les (Lora Lynn) of Saltcoats; a daughter, Delores (Paul) Berriault of Yorkton; five brothers, Leroy, Richard and Clifford, all of Endeavour, Virgil of Hudson Bay and David of Preeceville; six sisters, Laverne Milburn, Doris Roste, Laura Fairburn, June Jakubowski, Janice Walters and Glenice Bausmer; and eight grandchildren.

SCHARFENBERG – Robert J. Scharfenberg was born April 22, 1895 at Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin and received his education there. In 1911, he came to Canada with his parents, brothers and sisters and settled in the Preeceville area. On December 19, 1917, he was united in marriage to Florence Stuart. In 1918 he returned to the States and served in the American Army for several months. He returned to Canada the following year and took up farming in the Preeceville area. In 1932, they rented out the farm and Robert was engaged as an agent by the Sask. Wheat Pool and served in that capacity at the Preeceville elevator until his retirement in 1960. He served time on the Preeceville Town council. His wife died in 1962 and Robert remarried to Helen Esbenson in December 1972. He passed away February 14, 1981.

SCHUTZ – Clarence Erwin Schutz, 83 of Preeceville, and formerly of Okla and Wynyard, passed away on April 16, 2004 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on November 18, 1920, in Dafoe, he attended Horton School. He worked in Wetaskiwin, AB, Dafoe Co-op and he owned the Wynyard Transport Co. for eight years before he bought a farm in the Okla district. On July 4, 1942, he married Mary Cole in Wetaskiwin. He moved to Regina in 1977 and worked for the Regina Separate School Board until he retired in 1985. He moved to Preeceville in 1992. He was a member of Club 60 and was active in carpentry work and enjoyed bowling and fishing. Predeceased by three brothers, Leonard, Clifford and Ordvin, and three sisters, Tillie, Leona and Esther, he is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Ron (Barb) of McLean and Harvey (Phyllis) of Lintlaw; a daughter, Patricia (Mike) Lamber of Invermay; two brothers, Donald of Nipawin and Louis of Edmonton; a sister, Donalda Woods of Kimberly, BC; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

SCOTT – Ellen Hawkins Scott, was born at Summershire, England in September 1854. In 1882, she married T. W. Hawkins in London. Her husband passed away in 1905. To this union were two sons, Fred and George and two daughters, May (L. Bassham) of Endeavour and Mrs. N. Patridge of Craydon, England. In 1913 she immigrated to Canada with her children taking up residence in Endeavour. In 1917, she moved to Preeceville and in 1920 married William Scott. Ellen passed away in 1945.

SCOTT – William Scott was born in Scotland in 1853. As a young boy, he moved to New Castle, England, where he served on the police force. In 1888, he immigrated to the United States and settled at Felton, Minn., where he held the position of Justice of the Peace until he moved to Canada in 1903 and settled in the Tadmore district. In 1919 he came to Preeceville and in 1923, he was the first village policeman. He was an accomplished violinist and took an interest in poetry. In 1920, he married Ellen Hawkins, a widow with four children. William passed away on January 21, 1948. He was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

SECONDIAK – Paul Michael Secondiak, 91 of Preeceville an formerly of Hyas, died on November 21, 2003 at Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was at Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on April 15, 1912 in the Buchanan district, he attended Gravel Hill School. He worked on the family farm until 1940. He farmed north of Invermay until 1946 and then farmed in the Buchanan area until 1948, when he moved to Hyas where he bought the general store. He married Anne Tokarchuk at Dobrowody Church on July 15, 1945. In 1957 he began hauling fuel for the B.A Oil company. In 1971, he moved to Preeceville, where he bought the Grand Theatre. Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Olena, six brothers, Sam, Fred, Metro, Pete, Emil and Alex and three sisters, Annie Ostafichuk, Mary Hersak and Nellie Franchewski, he is survived by his wife Anne; two sons, Ed (Carol) and Terry both of Brooks, AB; three daughters, Evelyn (Laurie) Sianchuk, Loretta Secondiak of Calgary and Teresa (Andrew) Chupik of Danbury; eight grandchildren an four great-grandchildren.

SERHAN – Julia Serhan, age 59 of Preeceville, died on October 30, 1972 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a long illness. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was born at Preeceville in 1913, the daughter of Sam and Alexandra Yacishyn. In 1935 she married Peter Serhan and they farmed in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, Mike and Pete and 2 sisters, Mary and Stella, she is survived by her husband; two daughters, Rose Kardynal of Stenen and Ann Leason of Preeceville; six sons, Morris and Danny of Preeceville, Robert and Donny of Rama, Billy of Edmonton and Alex of Winnipeg; two brothers, Bill and Nick; four sisters, Polly Olekcevitch of Edmonton and Jennie Beech, Anne Pankowich and Minnie Dmytriw all of Preeceville; and ten grandchildren.

SERHAN – Michelina (Lena) Serhan, 95 of Preeceville, passed away January 11, 1990 in the Yorkton Nursing Home. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on August 28, 1894 in Dubancia, Austria, she came to Canada in 1906 with her parents, Maria and Tymko Kwasny, and settled in the Chechow district. In 1912, she married Max Serhan and they farmed in the Dobrowody district until 1948, at which time they moved to Preeceville. She was an active member in the congregation of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by her husband, her parents, four brothers, two sisters, a grandson and four great-grandchildren; she is survived by four sons, Peter of Preeceville, Mike (Polly) of Preeceville, Wally (Leona) of Kelowna and Rudy (Jeanette) of Edmonton; four daughters, Helen Korchynos, Stella Stefanyshyn and Sylvia Rehaluk of Preeceville and Marie (Larry) Gamracy of Yorkton; a brother Steve (Ann) of Porcupine Plain; a sister, Rose of Vancouver; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

SERHAN – Moroslov ‘Morris’ Serhan 69 of Preeceville, passed away June 19, 2006 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on July 26, 1939, on a farm south of Preeceville to Peter and Julia Serhan, he attended Halycry School. He drove a school bus for a few years and farmed until 2001. He farmed for many years with his parents and hen move to his own farm in 1966. He was a member of the Sask. Wildlife Federation. Predeceased by his parents; a sister Rose Kardynal, he is survived by five brothers, Robert, Alex, Danny and Donny all of Preeceville and Bill of Edmonton; a sister Ann (Bill) Leason of Preeceville.

SERHAN – Peter Serhan, 78 of Preeceville, passed away on September 13, 1992 in Preeceville Hospital. Born January 19, 1914 in the Buchanan district, he was educated at the Halyery School. On October 18, 1935 he married Julia Yacyshyn and they farmed in the Preeceville and Buchanan areas. They had eight children. In 1981, he retired and moved to Sturgis and in 1989 he moved to the Assiniboine Manor in Preeceville. Long after his retirement, he would often help out on the farm with seeding and harvesting. Predeceased by his parents, Maksym in 1943 and Michelina in1990; a brother Mike in 1990 and his wife, Julia in 1972, he is survived by six sons, Morris, Robert, Alex, Donny and Danny of Preeceville and Bill of Edmonton; two daughters, Rose (Steve) Kardynal of Stenen and Ann (Bill) Leason of Preeceville; two brothers, Walter and Rudy; four sisters, Helen Korchynow, Stella Stefanyshyn and Sylvia Rehaluk of Preeceville and Marie Gamracy of Yorkton; 20 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

SERHAN – Theodozia "Dora" (nee Tulik) Serhan, age 87 of the Gateway lodge in Canora and formerly of Preeceville, died on May 2, 1978. She was born in the village of Hryhoriw, province of Buchach in Western Ukraine. She came to Canada in 1903 with her parents, Frank and Sara Tulik and siblings, John, Peter, Karl, Todor and sisters, Mary, Anne, Tekla and Pauline. In 1910 she married Tom Serhan and they farmed in the Olesha district, north of Buchanan, later moving into the village of Buchanan. In 1948, they took up residence in Preeceville and in 1976 moved to the Gateway Lodge in Canora. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Tom) Rudnitski of Buchanan; three grandsons, James of Yorkton, Ronald and Bill of Edmonton; a granddaughter, Carol Galenza of Edmonton; three great grandchildren, and a sister Pauline Matwly of Buchanan. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Janice in 1976 and a brother, Todor of Canora, whose funeral was held a day before hers.

SERHAN – Tim Serhan passed away in Moose Jaw on September 12, 2006, at the age of 41 years. Born in Canora in October 1964, he was raised in Rama and received his elementary schooling there. He later moved with his family to the farm at Preeceville, where he completed his high school. After a brief period of work after high school, he enrolled in an Auto Body Technician course and completed his training at SIAST in Moose Jaw. He worked for several autobody shops in Moose Jaw before entering business on his own, restoring vintage automobiles. Tim loved to work. He took pride in what he did. He had a great love of music. During the time he was ill, he was in the process of making a music web site to raise money for the ALS Society. Tim was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in February 2003. He was full of determination, courage and strength. ALS slowly destroyed his physical strength, but did not destroy his spirit. Predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joe Pasloski; his paternal grandparents, Peter and Julia Serhan and infant siblings, Gerard and Jonathan, Tim is survived by his parents, Robert and Zita, one brother, Shawn, two sisters Tara and Angel (Raye Seitz) special niece Teagan as well as many cousins and close friends.

SERHAN - Tymko Serhan, 97 of the Gateway Lodge in Canora and formerly of Preeceville and Buchanan, died on September 1, 1983 in the Canora Hospital. Born in the village of Kowaliwka, province of Buchach, Western Ukraine on March 5, 1886, he was the son of Peter and Julia (Prystay) Serhan. He spent his youth with his parents and received his education in Western Ukraine, assisting his family in the fields. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1906 and they took up a homestead in the Buchanan district. Serhan went out to work as a farm hand in various communities, mostly in Manitoba. He married Theodozia Tulik in the Buchanan district on May 5, 1910 and the following year; they bought a homestead in the Hazel Dell district. In 1915, they traded their farm for on in the Buchanan area. He was also in charge of a post office, known as Mitchell View, SK, as well as working the farm from 1920 to 1928. He continued farming until 1937, when the couple retired and took up residence at Buchanan. They remained there until 1948, when they moved to Preeceville. In 1976, they both became residents of the Gateway Lodge at Canora. About five weeks ago, he became a patient in the Canora Hospital, where he died. Predeceased by his wife in 1978; a granddaughter, Janice Rudnitski on January 5, 1976; a son, Emil in infancy and five sisters, Irene Blotski, Mary Koturbash, Theodora Pankewich and Katherine Hycha; he is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Tom) Rudnitski of Yorkton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

SHPAK – Michalena Shpak, 74 of Preeceville, died on March 18, 1987 at Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Funeral was held in the Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born December 9, 1912 to John and Barbara Hrynkiw in the Olesha district, she received her education at Halyery School. On June 2, 1932, she married Steve Shpak and they made their home in the Olesha district northwest of Buchanan. In 1943, they moved to Preeceville an in 1946 they bought a general store and poolroom and operated it for 20 years, retiring in 1976. Following retirement, they spent their winters in British Columbia and summers in Preeceville. Predeceased by her father in 1940 and her mother in 1954, two brothers, Jack in 1958 and Anton in 1967 and a sister Polly Fox in 1980 and a brother and sister in the Ukraine, she is survived by her husband, Steve of Preeceville; two sons, Victor and Orest of Quesnel, BC; a daughter, Helen of Toronto; two sisters, Mary Antoniw of Preeceville and Ann Hrynyk of Toronto; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SHPAK – Nick Shpak 90 of Preeceville, passed away on November 23, 1997 at his home. Funeral service held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. He was born on July 3, 1907, in Buchas, Ukraine. He attended Hryhoriw School. He worked out until 1930 and later farmed with his brother. He retired to Preeceville in 1964 and was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by his parents, Safron and Lena, a brother Tony in 1982 and three sisters, Kathy, Tillie and Alice, he is survived by a sister, Martha Edmonds of Winnipeg.

SHPAK – Tony Shpak, age 86, of Preeceville, passed away November 27, 1982 in the Preeceville Hospital. Tony was born August 22, 1896 in Buchach, Ukraine and was educated in the Ukraine. He came to Canada with his parents and siblings in Feb 1912. He worked on farms in Foxwarren and Russell and worked and farmed for himself around the Preeceville area. He was predeceased by his mother in 1965 and his father, Saphron in April 1919, he is survived by a brother, Nick of Preeceville and sisters, Katherine, Tilly, Martha and Alice all of Winnipeg.

SHUYA – Dora (nee Maslinsky) Shuya, age 82 of Preeceville, passed away on May 21, 2002 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born on May 15, 1910 to Anton and Anna Maslinsky in the Antoniwka-Canora district, she married Paul Shuya on June 7, 1925 in the Hryhoriw Church. They farmed three miles from the church until 1947, when they moved to Preeceville. They had four children. Her husband passed away Dec. 20, 1964 and she married Bill Gulka in July 1971. He passed away in 1985. She was very active in church, where she sang in the choir and helped cook for weddings and funerals. She was an active member of club 60. Predeceased by both husbands, her parents and four sisters, Mary, Tilly, Josephine and Sophia, she is survived by one daughter, Mary (Norman) Meberg of Preeceville; three sons, Steve (Mary) Shuya of Preeceville, Bill (Irene) of Edmonton, Nestor (Loretta) of Martensville; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

SHUYA – John Julius Morris Shuya, of Preeceville and formerly of the Hryhoriw district, passed away October 27, 2005 at his home. Funeral service held at Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on May 31, 1937, in Preeceville to Paul and Stella (Stachiw) Shuya, he attended Hryhoriw School to grade nine. He attended St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton in grade ten and then attended school in Preeceville for grades eleven and twelve. He worked two years in Toronto before returning to the Preeceville area. He worked with his father and brother, drove a school bus for seven years, worked at a lumber camp for 2 years and farmed near Preeceville. A lifelong member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, he served as president in 1979. An avid accordion player, he played with many bands at public functions such as weddings and dances. His parents, Paul and Stella and a brother Victor predeceased him.

SHUYA – Julius Shuya 92 of Preeceville and formerly of the Hryhoriw district, died on July 17, 2001 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral service held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on May 10, 1909, on the family farm near Preeceville, he attended Hryhoriw School and farmed until retiring to Preeceville in 1963. He married Stella Boyko on October 16, 1933 at Checkow Church. He served as secretary for Hryhoriw School, was active in the Hryhoriw Church and hall and was a member of Club 60. A good carpenter, he played guitar, violin and cymbals in his youth. Predeceased by his wife Stella in 1998, his parents, Fred in 1957 and Tatantia in 1967, four brothers, Peter, Paul, Steve and Dan; a sister Helen Mydan and a granddaughter, he is survived by three daughters, Victoria of Gerald, Edna of Preeceville and Agnes of Barriere, BC; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

SHUYA – Paul P. Shuya of Preeceville, passed away July 1, 1978 in the Yorkton Union Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born in 1899 in Buchach, Ukraine, he came to Canada with his parents in 1903 and settled in the Hryhoriw district. In 1927, he married Stephanie Stachiw and they farmed in the Hryhoriw district until 1964, when they moved to the outskirts of Preeceville. Predeceased by his father in 1909; his mother in 1966; a son, Victor in 1970; three brothers, John, Jack and Walter and a sister Anne, he is survived by his wife; a son, Maurice; a brother, Mike o Canora; a sister, Mrs. Michalena Gir of Edmonton; and six grandchildren.

SHUYA – Stefania (nee Stachiw) Shuya, age 75, of Preeceville, passed away on September 4, 1993 in the Plains Hospital in Regina. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was born March 1908 in the Hryhoriw district. She was the daughter of Paul and Christen (Korchnos) Stachiw. She attended Hryhoriw School. In 1927, she married Paul P. Shuya in the Buchach Church. They farmed in the Hryhoriw district until 1965, then moved to the farm on the eastern outskirts of Preeceville, where she resided ever since. Predeceased by her father in 1938; her mother in 1944; her husband in 1978 and a son Victor in 1970; six brothers, Michael in 1967, Martin 1948, Wasyl 1979, Stanley 1966, Peter in 1970 and Steve in 1955 and two sisters, Doris in infancy in 1910 and Elsie Baron in 1983. She is survived by a son Maurice of Preeceville and six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

SHUYA – Stella Shuya of Preeceville, passed away on January 25, 1998 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born December 13, 1911 in the Chechow district to Nick and Pearl Boyko (nee Buchick) she was educated at Chechow School. She was raised on her parent’s farm and helped with the chores. Whenever she could get a paying job, she would take it. On October 16, 1933, she married Julius Shuya in the Chechow Church and they settled on a farm in the Hryhoriw district, where they raised three daughters. Stella was very active in the Hryhoriw Ukrainian Catholic Church. She loved to entertain, and to have friends and relatives in for meals and card games. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and sewing. In 1963, the Shuyas built a home and moved to Preeceville. Stella was the janitor at the post office for 11 years and an active member of Club 60. In Oct of last year, the Shuyas celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Shortly afterwards, Stella became ill and was hospitalized. Later she was taken to the Canora Gateway Lodge and hen transferred to the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Predeceased by her parents, Nick Boyko in 1937 and Pearl Boyko in 1956, three brothers, John in 1946, Mike in 1974 and Teddy in 1977, two sisters, Nettie Holowachuk in 1970 and Pauline Stasiuk in 1978, and granddaughter Rosemarie Mann in November 1997. She is survived by her husband, Julius, three daughters, Victoria Chornomitz, Edna Keyowski and Agnes Parsey; two sisters, Doris Mateush and Mary Pilchak; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

SIMAIR – Lena Simair was born in 1881. She married Loucien Simair and they farmed in the Waler School district. They had two children, Maria born December 1910 and Joseph born in 1911. Lena passed away in 1914 during a flu epidemic. She was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

SIMAIR – Lucien Simair was born in Paris, France in 1875 and immigrated to Canada in 1890. He worked for the Park brothers as a ranch hand in the Devils Lake area. He became one of the best broncho riders and broke many ponies into great saddle horses. In 1904, he moved to the Waler school district. Her he married and raised two children. His wife passed away in 1914. Louis’s kind ways and good nature gave him many jobs. He drove livery and hauled mail to Buchanan post office. In 1930, he moved to the Ketchen district and farmed there until he retired in 1945. Lucien passed away in 1953.

SIMPSON – Mary Ellen (Nellie) Simpson, passed away April 7, 1990 in the Preeceville Hospital. She was born on June 25, 1893 in Carpenter, S.D. and educated in South Dakota. She came to Canada in 1912 and from 191 to 1915 taught school at Norquay, Beaver Falls School and Etoimamie Valley School. She was a member of the Astwood Red Cross from 1914 to 1918, the Etoimamie Ladies Aid, Preeceville Trinity United Church and a life membership in the UCW. She married William Simpson in Sturgis on January 9, 1916. Predeceased by her husband, William in 1966 and all of hr brothers and sisters, Elizabeth, Stephen, George, Frederick, Anna, Arthur, Evaline, Fred, Alfred, John and May, she is survived by a son, Raymond (Mildred) of Saskatoon; three daughters, Margaret (Bill) Hilton of Preeceville, Jean (Norman) Meberg of Preeceville and Lorraine Kalm of Inglewood, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

SIMPSON – Mildred May Simpson (nee Strand), 65 of Saskatoon, and formerly of Preeceville, who died on October 24, 1998 at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, was held Oct 28 at the Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on May 18, 1933 in Preeceville, she was raised south of Lady Lake where she attended Sunny Brae School. She married Ray Simpson on June 9, 1955 and they settled on the Simpson family farm north of Lady Lake, where they farmed and raised their family. They retired in 1979 and moved to Saskatoon, where they remained until her passing. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Strand, she is survived by her husband; three sons, Bill, Bob and Budd; three daughters, Faye, Lynn and Eunise; four brothers, Carl Strand, Ed, Bob and Dean; three sisters, Shirley Renaud, Iona Read and Dianne Brown; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hilton and Lorraine Dietach; and 10 grandchildren.

SIMPSON – Raymond Henry Simpson, 85 of Saskatoon, and formerly of Lady Lake district, died on August 4, 2004 at the Saskatoon City Hospital. Funeral service held at Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on June 9, 1919 in Mikado, he attended Sunny Brae School. He worked in Hudson Bay at a sawmill and on a crusher with Dales’ Construction in Russell, MB. He married Mildred Strand on June 9, 1955. In 1960, they took over the family farm near Lady Lake and farmed until 1979, when they retired to Saskatoon. During his retirement years, he mastered the art of winemaking and knife making. Predeceased by his wife, Mildred, his parents, William and Mary Ellen, an a sister, Jean Meberg, he is survived by three sons, Bill (Elaine), Bob (Tammy) and Budd; three daughters, Faye (Derrick) Olson, Lynn (Wayne) Prokopets and Denise (Allen) Amyotte; two sisters, Margaret Hilton and Lorraine Dietsch; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild.

SKOGEN – Alice Mary (Noble) Skogen, 78 of Preeceville, died on May 16, 1993 at the Regina General Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville, with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. Alice was born August 10, 1914, in the Weyburn district. She was educated at Rokeby, Meadowvale and Armstrong, southeast of Yorkton and Beaver Bank School near Sturgis. She worked on farms in the Sturgis district before her marriage in Preeceville on September 21, 1935 to Oscar Skogen. She worked as a cook in Sask., MB, AB and the Northwest Territories before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Preeceville U.C.W., Club 60, Sturgis Read Club and the Trinity United Church. Predeceased by her husband Oscar in 1964, father, William in 1959, her mother Ada in 1943 and a sister Annie in 1982, she is survived by three sons, Ron (Bernice) of Sturgis, Larry (Betty-Lou) of Sturgis and Raymond (Vi) of Sturgis; a daughter, Lynda (Curly) of Regina; two brothers, Arnold of Creston, BC and Norman of Calgary; two sisters, Nellie Walker of Sturgis and Ada Walker of Edmonton; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

SKOGEN – Gena (nee Haugen) Skogen, died on November 29, 1970 at the Sherbrook Nursing Home at Winnipeg, at the age of 82. Gena Haugen was born in Oslo, Norway and moved with her parents to South Dakota in 1892. In 1905, she married Lars Skogen and they came to Canada in 1911. She lived at Preeceville until 1965 when a year after her husband’s death, she moved to Winnipeg and two years ago was admitted to the nursing home. Predeceased by her husband and three sons, she is survived by three sons, Clifford and Gary of Winnipeg an Arthur of Strasbourg; six daughters, Inga Olsen, Mabel Olsen and Eldora Bowe of Winnipeg, Thilda Matz of Dauphin, Evelyn Powell of Turner Valley and Lila Middleton of Edmonton; 26 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

SLAPINSKI – Ann Slapinski 86 of Preeceville and formerly of Stenen, passed away November 21, 1998 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. The funeral was held at the Ukraine Catholic Church. Born on May 19, 1912 in Endeavour, she was educated at Beaver Falls School. She farmed for approx. 35 years and later was employed at the Century house in Preeceville for several years before retirement. She was a member of the Ukrainian Ladies Club for 60 years. She married Fred Slapinski on November 14, 1931 in Canora. Predeceased by her parents, her husband, one brother Joseph, two sisters, Stella and Mary and one grandchild, Dustin Arvay, she is survived by three daughters, Pearl (Mike) Cycay of Hyas, Alice Romaniuk of Yorkton and Verna Hackman of Yorkton; one brother Stanley (Lillian) Bobroski of Moose Jaw; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

SLINN – David Charles Slinn, 80 of Preeceville, passed away on February 15, 1992 in his home. Funeral service at Trinity United Church. Born on August 18, 1911 in the Regina area, he was educated in Regina and district. He later trained with the RCMP at Regina. He worked for the Royal Bank in Regina and then served with the RCMP from 1932-1953 at various postings in the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. He established an insurance business at Preeceville in 1953 and operated it until 1977, when he retired. On June 24, 1939 he married Jean Raymer at St. Andrew’s United Church, Regina. Of the 17 years he served on Preeceville town council, 12 were as mayor. He also served on the Preeceville Union Hospital board, and had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the United Church, the Masons and Lions Club. Predeceased by his parents, Steven and Winnifred Slinn; three brothers, Ronald in infancy, Murray and Robert, he is survived by his wife Jean; a son, David (Carol) of Regina; two daughters, Lois (Johnny) Kachman and Gail (Benny) Zarazun, both of Preeceville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

SLINN – Jean Merle (Raymer) Slinn, passed away peacefully at Preeceville after a long and enjoyable life. Predeceased by husband Dave in 1992, daughter Lois on January 9, 2008, son-in-law, Johnny Kachman, parents and her brother Harold. Left to mourn is daughter Gail (Benni) Zarazun, son Dave (Carol), brother Gordon (Ruth) Raymer; adopted son Tom and grandchildren: Todd (Edith) Kachman, David (Laurie) Zarazun, Tonia (Mychal) Harris, Tara Slinn and David (Brandy) Slinn; great grandchildren, Paige, Brendon, Katherine, Kyana and Hayden. Born in Ontario, raised in Regina and married to an RCMP officer in 1939, Jean became the ‘second man’ at several small Sask. detachments, including Loon Lake, Goodsoil, Glasylyn and Sturgis, often setting out delicious home cooked meals for other force members, family friends and prisoners. She loved gardening and cottage time at Crystal Lake during the summer and cruising the casinos and shows in Las Vegas during the many winter holidays spent there with husband Dave and friends. Funeral service held at the United Church in Preeceville on May 13, 2008.

SLUGOSKI – Lawrence Slugoski 28, of Preeceville, died on November 10, 1975 in the Canora Hospital following a long illness. He was born in 1947 to parents, Albert Slugoski and Rosie Malowney of Hazel Dell. He attended school at Orangevale and Hazel Dell. He married Lorraine Gulka in 1968. Formo Motors at Preeceville employed him. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Vaughn; a daughter Rhonda; his parents; a brother, Barry and two sisters, Sadie and Lorraine Rehaluk.

SMEDSTAD – Arnold Nickolas Smedstad, 80, passed away Aug. 3, 1970. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church. Born at Fargo, N.D, he moved to Canada in 1906. In 1916 he married Neela Swan at Preeceville and they moved to Lintlaw where he was village secretary-treasurer for 36 years. A member of the Lintlaw United Church, he sang in the choir for many years. They moved to Preeceville in 1965. Besides his wife, three daughters survive him, Vivian Grierson of La Salle, ON, Wilda Menard of Grande Prairie and Lois Stennett of Delta, BC; a son Daryl of Duncan, BC; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

SMEDSTAD – Neela Blanche (nee Swan) Smedstad, 87, of Preeceville and formerly of Lintlaw, passed away on September 5, 1984 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service in the United Church, Preeceville. She was born December 11, 1896 at Blooming Prairie, Minn., the daughter of Sam and Christina Swan. She attended Norway School in the Preeceville area and on June 29, 1916, married Arnold Smedstad at Yorkton. She was a member of the United Church women’s aid group. Predeceased by her husband; her parents; six sisters, Betsy Leaver, Selma Otterson, Ida Dixon, Clara Swan, Freda Swan and Gladys Swan; two brothers, Henry and Tellard Swan; a son-in-law, Lyall Grierson and a great-grandson, Brett Pack; she is survived by a son, Daryl of Duncan, BC; three daughters, Vivian Grierson of Preeceville, Wilda Menard of La Glace, AB, and Lois Stennett of Delta, BC; two brothers, Helmar Swan of Delta and Fred of Preeceville; three sisters, Lillie Smedstad of Riverside, Calif., Clara Olson of Preeceville and Bernice Sinclair of Delta; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

SMITH – Russell was born in Newton Abott, England on February 25, 1844. He came to Canada in 1868 and worked for the Hudson Bay Co. in Selkirk, MB. He regularly hauled flour, sugar and tea from Selkirk to Edmonton and fur on the return trip, travelling by Red River Cart in the summer and by dog team in winter. He was an well-educated man who could speak several languages including English, French and Sioux. From Selkirk he moved to Fort Qu’Appelle and started a Hudson Bay Store there. After buying some purebred horses, cattle and sheep, he moved North to ranch at Devil’s Lake. He was a mail carrier for Tetlock Post Office at the White Sand River. He married a Sioux girl, named Winona. She died less than a year later. He then married Winona’s sister Rose Mary. His children were Alice born in 1885, Susan Elizabeth born in 1886, and Sarah Jane born in July 1888, Ellen Russell and Robert in 1894. His wife died December 10, 1896 of TB and was buried at Lebret, SK. Robert died in Preeceville July 16, 1924 after being bedridden from a stroke for 13 years.

SNODGRASS – Doris Genevieve Snodgrass, 78 of Invermay Health Centre, and formerly of Sturgis, passed away November 24, 1999. Funeral service was held at Sturgis Grace United Church. She was born August 14, 1921. She took her schooling in Norquay and worked at various homes in the Norquay district. She married Merle Snodgrass on November 26, 1940 at the United Church in Kamsack. She was a member of the Norquay Progressive Homemakers. Predeceased by her husband, Merle, a son Ronald Dale Snodgrass and three brothers, Clifford, Alvin and Milton Johnson, she is survived by four daughters, Mona McLean, Donna Olson of Sturgis, Bonnie Godfrey and Karen Long both of Saskatoon; three sisters, Helen Gronsdahl, Ethel Dahlen and Ivy Rostad; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

SNODGRASS – Lawrence Cressel Snodgrass, 68 of Moose Jaw and formerly of Preeceville, died on January 13, 1976, at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church. Born on September 28, 1907 in the Tadmore district, the son of Lawrence and Bertha Snodgrass, he attended Norway school. He married Veronica Collens at Hudson Bay in 1940. They farmed in the Norway district until 1955 when they moved to Preeceville. In 1964, they moved to Herbert, SK and for four years resided at Moose Jaw. He was a member of the Preeceville Masonic Lodge and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Doric Chapter at Morse, SK. Predeceased by his parents and an infant brother, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Larry of Mission City and Lowell of Swift Current; three daughters, Diane (Maurice) Oftebro of Saskatoon, Joan (Raymond) Clayton of Regina and Irene (James) Banadyga of Preeceville; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Dallas and Merle of Sturgis; five sisters, Treva Soboliak of Lethbridge, Marjorie Miller of Surrey, BC., Alta Johnson of Canora, May Stantaford of Prince Rupert and Mabel Oasis of Hastings, Michigan.

SNODGRASS – Lawrence W. Snodgrass, age 83 passed away in the Kamsack Hospital on March 19, 1966. Funeral service was held in the Preeceville United Church and burial in the family plot in the Preeceville Cemetery. He was born in Goshen, Indiana on November 11, 1882. He came to Canada in 1903 and took up a homestead in the Preeceville district, where he resided until his passing except for one year’s residence in Winnipeg from 1905 to 1906. In 1905, he married Bertha Norris of Goshen, Indiana and to this union were born four sons and five daughters. His eldest son in 1906 and his wife in 1930 predeceased him. During his residence in the district, he served many long years on the Norway School Board; was aWheat Pool delegate for district No. 8 for many years. In 1926 he was presented with a gold watch by the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. for fifty continuous years as an Insurance Agent. He also served as agent for the Sask. Govt. Insurance, and shipped cattle for the Livestock Pool for 15 years. In 1946, he married Martha Cloretta Brown of Dowagiac, Mich. From that year until 1964, he resided on his farm during the summer months, spending the winter months in Michigan. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Cressel of Herbert, Dallis of Sturgis, Merle of Tadmore; five daughters, Treva Gibney of Regina, Marjorie Miller of Port Keels, BC, Mrs. Alvin Johnson of Canora, Mrs. Mae Stantaford of Prince Rupert and Mabel Osis of Hastings, Mich.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren

SNODGRASS – Merle Snodgrass, age 75 of Sturgis, passed away on January 17, 1989 in the Gateway Lodge in Canora. Funeral service held in Grace United Church in Sturgis. Born on February 13, 1913 to Lawrence and Bertha Snodgrass in the Tadmore district, he attended Norway School. He helped on his father’s farm, and worked for Sask. Wheat Pool on construction for one year, prior to being married to Doris Johnson on November 26, 1940 in Westminster United Church in Kamsack. They lived on the farm for 35 years, retiring and moving to Sturgis in 1975. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool and the Sturgis Read Club and was a trustee on the Norway School district board. Predeceased by a son, Ronald Dale, by his mother in 1930, his father in 1966, a sister, Mae Stanaford and three brothers, Burrell Norris in 1906, Cressel Snodgrass in 1976 and Dallas Snodgrass, he is survived by his wife, Doris of Sturgis; four daughters, Mona (Keith) McLean of Dauphin, Donna (Eldon) Olson of Sturgis, Bonnie (Boyd) Godfrey of Saskatoon and Karen (Garry) Long of Saskatoon; four sisters, Treva (Bill) Sobuliak of Lethbridge, Marjorie Miller of Sechelt, BC. Alta (Roy) Doyle of Shannonville, ON and Mabel (Jim) Osis of Hastings, Michigan; and nine grandchildren

SNODGRASS – Veronica Louise (Collens) Snodgrass, passed away on May 23, 2010 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, at the age of 93. She was born in Hamilton, ON, on November 8, 1916. She moved to Bowsman, MB with her parents as a young child and in 1928 the family moved to Hudson Bay, SK. She finished her high school in Hudson Bay and attended Normal School in Saskatoon, graduating in 1939. Throughout her teaching career she continued to take university courses. She taught school in Willowbrook, Norway School, Waler School, Goodhue School, Chekow and Preeceville. In 1964, she accepted a position in the Herbert School Unit as a Supervisory Assistant. In 1972 Cressel and Veronica moved to Moose Jaw, where she worked as a Reading Consult in rural schools. She retired from this position in 1977. Veronica was always an active member of the United Church and outreach programs in the community. She was a worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She loved to play scrabble, bridge and enjoyed photography and crafts. A memorial service was held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville on May 27th. Interment took place at Preeceville Community Cemetery. Veronica was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Cressel in 1976, sisters, Donna McDonald and Thelma Collens and a brother Carl Collens. She is survived by sister Gladys Burnison and brother Larry (Carole); her five children, two sons, Larry and Lowell (Phyllis); three daughters, Diana Oftebro, Joan Clayton and Irene (Andy) Heshedahl; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

SODERLUND – Andrew B. Soderlund, 71 passed away on February 21, 1973 at the Preeceville Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral service was held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. He was born in Sweden and immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1903 and settled in the Sturgis district. After completing his education at Mannanah School, he farmed with his father. He married Dorothy Weikle in 1929 and continued farming in the Sturgis district until moving to Preeceville in 1972. For many years he was on the Mannanah School board, was secretary of Sturgis Wheat Pool Committee, secretary of Sturgis Co-op Assoc. and on the supervisory committee of the Sturgis Credit Union. Predeceased by his parents and a brother, Oscar, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Delores Frier of Dauphin, Adella Watson of Hamilton, On, Marie Belous of Stenen and Carol Thompson of Yorkton; a son Jerry of Sturgis; three sisters, Annie Myrfield, Elsie Chubey of Tadmore and Clara Bentzen of BC and 11 grandchildren.

SORHAI – Adolf Sorhai, 92, of Regina and formerly of Sturgis, died on April 27, 1984 in the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Funeral service held in the Evangel Tabernacle in Preeceville. Born at Tronheim, Norway in 1893, he immigrated to Canada in 1912, taking a homestead in the Sturgis area. In 1927, he married Mathilda Jacobson and they farmed for several years, moving to Preeceville later, where he was employed as a carpenter and at other odd jobs. In 1941, he accepted a job with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting in Flin Flon and retired from the firm after 25 years of service. His 17 years of retirement were spent at Regina, where he lived on Dewdney Ave. and for the past two years, lived in Pioneer Village for the elderly. Predeceased by a sister, Thora Reitlo in 1921 and a stepson, Herman Jacobson in 1980, he is survived by his wife, Tilla; three stepsons, Albin, Clifford and Clarence, and several grandchildren.

STACHIW – Adella Stachiw, 58 of Preeceville, passed away on January 27, 2004 at her home. Born on February 9, 1945 in the Rockford district to Bill and Stella Stadnick, she attended Rockford and Preeceville schools. She worked as a CNA at Preeceville Hospital. She worked as an EMT, while they owned the Preeceville Ambulance Service from 1986 to 1998. She was a member of the Mackenzie Society. Predeceased by her parents, three sisters, Mary, Elsie and Helen, and two brothers, John and Alex, she is survived by her husband, Peter; a daughter Myra of Preeceville; three brothers, David of Lloydminister, Bob of Flin Flon and Bill of Victoria; and a sister, Nancy of Regina.

STACHIW – Margaret Stachiw, 98 of Preeceville, passed away on June 3, 1998 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral held at the Preeceville Funeral Home Chapel. Born on February 2, 1900 in Ukraine, she immigrated with her parents to a homestead in the Hryhoriw district in 1903. She married Mike Stachiw in 1919 and they lived in Turtleford. They moved to the community pasture headquarters north of Hazel Dell and later took over his father’s homestead. She then moved to Preeceville and lived with her sister, Annie, and also stayed with her brother, Andrew in Canora. She became a permanent resident of the Lions Hostel in 1987. Predeceased by her husband, Mike, her parents, Zachary and Domyna Melnychuk, and a son, William in 1971, she is survived by a son, Paul of Preeceville; a brother, Bill Melnychuk of Preeceville and a sister, Bellea (John) Patrygura of Preeceville.

STACHIW – Michael ‘Mike’ Stachiw, 79 of Preeceville, who died at his residence on July 5, 2003, was held at the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on November 1, 1923 to Bill and Ksena Stachiw in the Preeceville district, he attended Orange Vale School. He farmed most of his life and was a member of the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic parish. Predeceased by his father, Bill in 1979, his mother, Knena in 1967, and a sister Angeline Wiwchar in 2001, he is survived by two brothers, Peter and Orest; and two sisters Pauline Serhan and Josie Kwasnicia both of Preeceville.

STACHIW – Paul Thomas Stachiw, age 75 of Preeceville, passed away on October 26, 2007 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held in Trinity United Church. He was born June 16, 1932 in Hazel Dell to Mike and Margaret (Melnychuk) Stachiw. He was educated at Partridge Hill School. Paul was a farmer and also worked for the CNR. He is predeceased by his father Mike, his mother Margaret and his brother William. He leaves to mourn his cousins and friends.

STACHIW – Peter Stachiw, age 67, passed away on August 4, 1970 in the Canora Hospital after a long illness. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. He was born in Preeceville to parents, Paul and Christina Stachiw. His siblings were Mike, Martin, Alice, Wasyl, Stanley, Steve and Stefania. He married Stella Stefanyshyn on June 17, 1932 in the Hryhoriw Church. After their marriage they settled in the Halycry district and farmed there from 1932 – 1950 and then purchased land in the Norway district. They raised six children: Eddie, Bennie, Lorraine, Allan, Sylvia and Lorna.

STACHIW – Stella (nee Stefanyshyn) Stachiw, 74 of Preeceville, passed away November 6, 1990 at her home. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Home. Born on November 21, 1916 in the Hryhoriw district, she was educated at Hryhoriw School. On June 17, 1932, she married Peter Stachiw at Hryhoriw Church. Predeceased by her parents, Mykyta and Barbara Stefanyshyn in 1960 and 1936; her husband Peter in 1970; four brothers, Peter, Harry, Mike and Walter and two sisters, Lorna and Mary, she is survived by three sons, Eddie (Rose) of Clearbrook, BC, Bennie of Preeceville and Allan (Wendy) of Courtenay, BC; three daughters, Lorraine (Nick) Krishka of Saskatoon, Sylvia (Lorne) Wihnan of Melville and Lorna (Clarence) Hunko of Saskatoon; three brothers, Fred of Dauphin, Paul (Jennie) of Wadena and Steve of Preeceville; five sisters, Lena Pidherny of Preeceville, Pauline Rudnitsky of Buchanan, Olga Berezowsky of Prince Albert, Sylvia Reznowsky of Prince Albert and Lucy Zazula of Wadena; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

STACHIW – Wasyl Stachiw, age 80 of Preeceville, passed away March 16, 1979. Born in Austria in 1899, he came to Canada in 1904 with his parents, Paul and Christina. They settled in the Hryhoriw district. He married Kesna Dmytriw in the Hryhoriw Church in 1923 and they settled in the Preeceville district. Predeceased by his wife in 1967; his father in 1939; his mother in 1944; five brothers, Martin in 1948, Steve in 1955, Stanley in 1965, Mike in 1967 and Peter in 1971. He is survived by three sons, Mike and Peter of Preeceville and Orest of Niagara Falls; three daughters, Angeline Wiwchar, Pauline Serhan and Josie Kwasnicia of Preeceville; two sisters, Elsie Baron and Stella Shuya of Preeceville; and 11 grandchildren.

STACHIW – William Peter Stachiw, 47 of Preeceville, passed away on December 3, 1971 in Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina. Funeral held in Sturgis Kingdom Hall and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. He was born October 26, 1924 in the Buchanan district and later moved with his parents and brother to the Preeceville district, where they farmed. He worked for a time in Uranium mines in the North West Territories. His wife, Pauline (Pawluk); his mother, Margaret Stachiw of Preeceville; and a brother, Paul of Preeceville; 4 uncles & 6 aunts survive him.

STADNICK – Jean Stadnick, 66 of Preeceville and formerly of Pelly, passed away March 2, 2001 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. Born on May 25, 1934 in Pelly, she attended Big Woody School west of Swan River and worked as a waitress, store clerk and homemaker. She married John Stadnick on July 25, 1951, at the United Church in Swan River. She was a member of the Trinity United Church Women, Preeceville curling club and Preeceville Badminton club. Predeceased by her parents, Steve and Laura Gouschuk, a brother, and six sisters, she is survived by her husband, John; three daughters, Debbie (Eddie) and Phyllis (Lawrence) both of Preeceville, and Beverly (Jerry) of Saskatoon; five brothers, Peter, George, John, Bill and Ron; two sisters, Helen (Orest ) of Surrey, BC, and Irene of Swan River and six grandchildren.

STADNICK – John Stadnick, aged 78 of Preeceville and formerly of Swan River, passed away on September 28, 2006 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. John was born on March 22, 1928 in Stove Creek, SK. He was educated at the Crestview School in Swan River. He married Jean Gouschuk on July 25, 1951 in Swan River, MB. He began his life-long career in 1949 with the Mcleods company and managed various stores until he and his wife Jean settled in Preeceville, SK in 1958, where they managed and hen owned and operated the Macleods store. They retired together in 1994. Jean passed away in 2001 and John continued to live in Preeceville, close to his family, until death. John was very active in the community, serving on the Town Council for 42 years – 38 years consecutively; 18 years on the Preeceville Union Hospital board; Charter member of the Preeceville Lions Club, member of the Chamber of Commerce; Volunteer Firefighter; member of the Preeceville Curling Club, Preeceville Braves Baseball team and taught firearm safety. He was predeceasing by his wife Jean; mom and dad Stephania and Joseph Stadnick and brother Peter Stadnick. He was survived by his three daughters, Debbie (Ed) Balyski of Preeceville, Phyllis (Lawrence) Lisoway and Beverly Horne (Lorne Phillips) of Saskatoon; brothers Mike and Ed Stadnick and sisters Mary Johnson of Pelly, Anne Polischuk of BC and eight grandchildren: Christopher, Laura, Amanda, Chlorisa, Nathaniel, Nikki, Ryan and Eric and three great-grandchildren: Kiera, Keane and Ian.

STADNICK – Stephanie "Stella" (nee Delawski) Stadnick, 66, passed away in the Preeceville Hospital on April 20, 1976 after a long illness. Funeral service held in the Sturgis Kingdom Hall and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born in the Ukraine, the daughter of John and Annie Delawski, she came to Canada at the age of nine, accompanying her mother to join her father at Stove Creek, SK. In 1927, she married William Stadnick at Ketchen and they resided at Rockford. In 1957, they moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by a son, Peter and a daughter, Annie in infancy, and a daughter Elsie in 1970, she is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mary Guilbault of Kelowna, Helen Halcro of Winnipeg, Nancy Strom of Wadena and Adella Stachiw of Preeceville; five sons, John of Winnipeg, William Jr. of Kingston, ON, Alexander of Lynn Lake and David and Robert of Flin Flon; two sisters, Mariam Dobrowolski of Surrey, BC and Pauline IIkiw of Edmonton; two brothers, Mike of West Gate, MB and Bill of Stove Creek; and 15 grandchildren.

STANISLAVSKY – Eugenia Stanislavsky, 67 of Preeceville, died on January 3, 1972. Funeral service held in the Greek Orthodox Church at Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. She was born July 7, 1904 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1938 to join her husband, August, who had come to Canada in 1927. They farmed nine miles south of Preeceville until October 1970, when her husband died. She then moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband, a brother and three sisters, she is survived by a nephew, Walter Walanuk of Edmonton; two sisters in the Ukraine; a bother in the United States and a nephew in Poland.

STASIUK – Pauline (nee Boyko) Stasiuk, 69 of Winnipeg and formerly of Preeceville, died on February 18, 1978. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was born on February 15, 1909, the daughter of Polly and Nick Boyko. She married Steve in 1939 at Winnipeg. They had one son. Predeceased by her parents; three brothers, John, Mike and Teddy; one sister, Nettie Holowachuk; she is survived by three sisters, Stella Shuya, Doris Matuesh and Mary Gogal.

STASIUK – Steve Stasiuk passed away on March 14, 2010, one month after celebrating his 88th birthday. He was born in Arran, SK., on February 15, 1922. He attended the local school near the family farm, until third grade, when the school burned down. As a young man, Steve ventured on the train to BC during the Great Depression, where he worked on a variety of jobs. His travels also took him to Flin Flon, MN, where he worked in a coal mine. Steve eventually returned to Sask. and found work as a farmhand on the Feeley farm. He met Olga soon after arriving back in Sask. They were married in 1944. Shortly after the wedding, Steve fell ill to tuberculosis and spent two years at Fort San. He returned to farm near Preeceville and raised his two children, Shirley and Danny. In the winter he worked in the sawmills. In 1959, Steve moved his family to Preeceville where he became manager of the CCIL. When it closed, he opened Chimo Lumber in Preeceville and worked as a carpenter until he retired. Steve was a kind, generous and hardworking man, always ready to help others. He was passionate about politics and held a life membership in the NDP. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, reading the newspaper and spending time at Crystal Lake. Most recently he spent his days creating beautiful birdhouses for his friends and family. Touching the lives of so many, Steve leaves behind wife Olga, daughter Shirley, son Danny, grandchildren Dion (Erin), Raquel (Mark), Sharla, Shaunda, Patrick, Danielle and 10 great-grandchildren; sister Minnie and numerous nephews and nieces. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Sophie; brothers, Metro, Bill and John; sisters, Polly, Marg, Nellie and Emily, and son-in-law, Ed. A celebration of Steve’s life was held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Church in Preeceville.

STATCHUK – Walter Edward Statchuk passed away peacefully with family at his side at Preeceville Hospital the morning of January 1, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Walter, son of John and Annie (Rudnitski) Statchuk was born July 1, 1932 in the Buchanan district. He grew up on a farm north of Buchanan and attended Monastyr School. On Oct 18, 1954 he married Marge Pankewich at Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. They resided on the farm 8 miles north of Buchanan. After two years of farming, they went to Toronto to visit and Walter got a job at an auto body shop. He tried the city life and after one month they returned to the farm, where he pursued his lifelong passion of grain and cattle farming. He spent endless hours, including many nights past midnight on the tractor plowing and clearing roads for six school districts. He was a Church elder serving alongside Father and parish council president for the Olesha Church. He was a member of the Buchanan Minor Sports board and the RM of Buchanan Div 6 Agriculture committee. In 1992, Walter and Marge move to Preeceville. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 27 years. After moving to Preeceville, his love of farming persisted and he continued to visit the farm to nurture the crops and feed the cattle. While living in Preeceville he began the hobby of restoring Vintage tractors, showing them in parades and participating in tractor pulls. His pride and joy was his 1948 Gibson Model 1 tractor. Walter is predeceased by his son Corey Jonathan, father John, mother Annie and brother-in-law Archie Hearn. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marge of 52 years; his son Karren (Cheryl), Orry, Traven & Kole who reside on the family farm; son Calvin (Lynda), Chrysta, Kelsey, Travis & Michael of Wadena; daughter Darlene of Regina; son Morley (Louan), Rebecca & Samantha of Vegreville, AB; sisters, Mary Hearn and Lorraine (Claude Slogocki; brothers, Robert (Anne) and Maurice (Phyllis); Funeral services held from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville with interment in Preeceville Cemetery.

STECIUK – Steve P. Steciuk, 84 of Preeceville passed away on October 3, 2000 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at Preeceville Funeral Chapel. Born on December 27, 1915 in Endeavour, he worked in Thunder Bay, Kindersley and at the Sheridan Mine in MB until purchasing a farm near Endeavour in 1939. He married Verna Wiwcharuk on March 14, 1948, in Endeavour and farmed until 1976, when they moved to Preeceville. He continued to work for farmers in the district. Predeceased by his parents Pete and Ann, and five brothers, John, Fred, Bill and two in infancy, he is survived by his wife, Verna; a son, David (Bev) of Preeceville; a daughter, LeeAnne (Lonnie) Zubko of Yorkton, two brothers, Mie (Teenee) of Canora and Alex (Doreen) of Roblin; three sisters, Marie Hussack of Chilliwack, BC, Pauline (Metro) Zolan of Yorkton and Stella Chaplin of Roblin, and one grandchild.

STEFANOVICH – Julia Stefanovich 72 of Preeceville, passed away June 29, 1998, at Preeceville Hospital. Born July 16, 1925 in Preeceville, she attended Beaver Falls School. She married Steve Stefanovich on November 27, 1945 at Preeceville United Church. Predeceased by her parents, Mike Bachinski and Nettie Hackman, a brother Stanley Bachinski, and a stepbrother, Bill Hackman, she is survived by her husband, Steve; a son Lyle (Josie) of Wadena; three daughters, Sylvia (Jim) Bodlack and Brenda (Bob) Abrahamson, both of Regina, and Zoria (Jay) Sawka of Preeceville; two brothers, Alex Bachinski and Fred Hackman, both of Preeceville; three sisters, Pauline Rogoza of Ottawa, Helen Leason of Preeceville and Irene (Stan) Kawa of Kamloops; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

STEFANOVICH – Steve Stefanovich, 77 of Preeceville, who died on October 2, 2001 at William Booth Special Care Home in Regina, was held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on February 15, 1925 in Sturgis, he attended Woodlight School and worked for farmers in the Preeceville and Sturgis districts. He married Julia Bachinski on November 27, 1945 at the Preeceville United Church and was employed by the Department of Highways from 1961 – 1984. Predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Mary, his wife Julia in 1998, and three brothers, George, John and Alex, he is survived by a son Lyle (Josie) of Wadena; three daughters, Sylvia (Jim) Bodlack and Brenda (Bob0 Abrahamson, both of Regina, and Zonia (Jay) Sawka of Preeceville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

STEFANYSHYN – Corey Dwayne Stefanyshyn was born on January 21, 1972 to parents Nestor and Judy Stefanyshyn. He died on August 4, 1978 in an accidental drowning along with three of his siblings. Funeral service was held on August 9th in the Preeceville United Church.

STEFANYSHYN – Darren Leslie Stefanyshyn was born on August 28, 1968 in Preeceville to parents Nestor and Judy Stefanyshyn. He died on August 4, 1978 in an accidental drowning, along with three of his siblings. Funeral service for all the children was held at the Preeceville United Church.

STEFANYSHYN – Kelly Brent Stefanyshyn was born on September 14, 1973. He resided on the farm with his Nestor and Judy Stefanyshyn and siblings, Corey, Darren and Marcianna. He died on August 4, 1978, in an accidental drowning. Funeral service was held at the Preeceville United Church. Besides his parents he is also survived by his grandparents, Gustau and Verna Carlson of Invermay and Stella P. Stefanyshyn of Preeceville; two great grandmothers, Bertha Smith of Invermay and Lena Serhan of Preeceville. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Pete M. Stefanyshyn in 1969.

STEFANYSHYN – Ksena Stefanyshyn 81, of Hazel Dell, died on May 1, 1977. Funeral held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Sturgis and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. She was born in Hryhoriw, Ukraine, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hawrylo Baron. She married Peter Stefanyshyn in 1922. They came to Canada in 1924 and settled in the Preeceville district. They farmed until 1956 in the Hazel Dell district and then moved into Hazel Dell. Predeceased by a brother, Michael Baron of Montreal in 1974, she is survived by her husband; a daughter, Stella of Hazel Dell; four sons, Michael of Winnipeg, Walter of Lintlaw, John of Yorkton and Bill of Hazel Dell; and six grandchildren.

STEFANYSHYN – Leonard Michael Stefanyshyn, age 35 of Edmonton and formerly of Preeceville, died on May 9, 1987. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville. Born on November 15, 1951 at the Canora Hospital, he obtained all his education in Preeceville. In September of 1971, he was involved in a serious construction accident from which he never fully recovered, and spent most of the remaining 15 years of his life in the Dickensfield Extended Care Center in Edmonton. Predeceased by his father, Mike in 1962, he is survived by his mother, Stella of Preeceville; three brothers, Marvin and Ernie of Edmonton and Jerry of Regina; three sisters, Jane and twin sister Linda of Calgary and Carol of Kelowna.

STEFANYSHYN – Marcianna Louise Stefanyshyn was born on November 11, 1969 at P Preeceville, to parents Nestor and Judy Stefanyshyn. She died in an accidental drowning on August 4, 1978.

STEFANYSHYN – Peter Stefanyshyn 91, of Hazel Dell, passed away June 14, 1986 at the Plains Health Center in Regina. Funeral was held in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sturgis. Born on June 30, 1894 at Monasterisk, Ukraine, he was educated in that country. In October 1921 he married Ksena Baran. They immigrated to Canada in 1923, and worked in the Preeceville area until 1936. They later farmed in the Hazel Dell area until he retired in 1960. Predeceased by his wife Ksena in 1977, and three brothers, Anton, Paul and Harold, he is survived by four sons, Michael, Walter, Wasyl and John; a daughter Stella of Hazel Dell and six grandchildren.

STEFANYSHYN – Stella (nee Shalansky) Stefanyshyn, age 84, of Preeceville, passed away January 18, 2003 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was born on January 29, 1918 in Preeceville to George and Tillie Shalansky. She was educated at Beaver Bluff School. She worked as a housekeeper and cook for her brothers who cleared land for homesteads in Porcupine. On October 29, 1938, she married Mike Stefanyshyn at Hryhoriw Church near Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband, Mike; two sons, Leonard and Ernie, and her parents, she is survived by two sons, Marvin of Sherwood Park, AB and Jerry of Regina; three daughters, Jane of Calgary, Linda and Carol, both of Kelowna; one sister Leona of Winnipeg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

STEFANYSHYN – Walter Stefanyshyn, 76 of Preeceville and formerly of Lintlaw, who died on February 10, 2005 at Preeceville Hospital, was held from Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on August 23, 1928 south of Preeceville to Peter and Ksena (Baron) Stefanyshyn, he attended Halycry and Lone Spruce Schools. He and his brothers formed a band, which they played at many weddings and dances. He worked for a number of area farmers and moved to Vernon, BC, where he worked in a cannery. He returned to the farm with his brother for a while and then moved to Winnipeg where he worked for Rayovac Batteries. He then moved to Quesnel, BC, where he worked for a logging company. In 1968, he opened his own business with Gulf Canada in Lintlaw. He married Sonia Hanchar on August 21, 1976 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton. He worked out of Kelvington for a few years before he retired in 1982. He lived in Lintlaw until 2002, when he moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents; his is survived by his wife, Sonia; three brothers, Michael, Bill of Hazel Dell and John of Yorkton; and a sister Stella of Preeceville.

STENER – Vera Ingegard (nee Ohrn) Stener was born on February 6, 1913 on the Lundin farm in the Yepres district west of Endeavour. She was the third daughter born to Gustaf and Sigine Ohrn. She had two older sisters, Lillian and Ellen and three brothers, Alfred, Lloyd & Stanley. Vera’s schooling was at the Veterans and Midland Schools. In 1929, she married Carl Clarentzuis. They farmed 7 miles west of Endeavour. Their six children were: Vivian, Maxine, Doreen, Carol, Norma and Lee (Winston). Carl passed away in May 1946 leaving Vera the sole provider for their six children. Though times were hard, Vera kept her family together. In August of the same year the family home and all their belongings were destroyed in a house fire. As the children grew up and began leaving home, Vera became lonely. She had met Issac Stener and in 1962 they were married in Regina. They returned to the farm for the summer and moved to Preeceville the fall of 1962. In 1964 Issac passed away. Vera went to work in Preeceville Hospital in the laundry; from 1966 she worked as a cook at the Humbolt Hospital; from 1967 she worked at the Grey Nuns Hospital as a dietary aid; from 1972 then worked at Luther College in Regina Illness caused her to leave the work world. In 1972 she sold her farm and bought a small house in Preeceville, which she sold in 1990 to move to the Manor. After her stroke in 1995, it took sheer determination and hard work during her therapy for Vera to returned home to the Manor. In July of 2002 she moved to the Canora Gateway Lodge. She passed away Nov 19, 2006, quietly and peacefully. Funeral service was held at St. John Lutheran Church. Her infant son, husband Carl, parents predeceased Vera, daughter Norma, husband Issac, sisters Lillian and Ellen, brothers, Alfred and Lloyd. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her daughters, Vivian (Joe) Olson, Carol (Bert) Fairburn of Preeceville, Maxine (Cal) Cresswell of Kelowna, Doreen (Alec) Steciuk of Roblin, MB, son Lee (Korenna) Regan of Regina, brother Stanley of Delta, BC, son-in-law Erich (Helen0 Mintzler of Cranbrooke, BC; 21 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren.

STEWART – John Stewart was born in 1856. He and his wife Mathilda and family came to Canada from the United States in 1907 and settled in the Beaver Bluff district. The family took an active in the community. John served as Secretary of the Beaver Bluff School for a time. John passed away in 1915. His children Florence and Clara Belle married and stayed in the area and Lorne, Lester, Allan and Almo returned to the States to live.

STRAND – Mary (nee Michaluk) Strand, age 71 of Preeceville, died on June 12, 1987 at her home. Funeral was held in the Trinity United Church. Born on April 6, 1916 in the Lady Lake area to Andrew and Pauline Michaluk, she was educated at the Brookview School. In 1932, she married John Strand. Predeceased by her husband in 1965 and her parents, she is survived by four sons, Carl of Williams Lake, Edward of Spruce Grove, AB, Bob of Red Deer and Dean of Preeceville; four daughters, Mildred Simpson of Saskatoon, Shirley Reynaud of Surrey, BC, Iona Read of White Rock, BC and Dianne Brown of Surrey; brothers, Nick of Portage La Prairie, Bill and Matt of Vancouver and Harry of Manitoba.

STRAND – Melvin Oscar Strand, was born on March 18, 1902. At the age of eight years, he came to Preeceville as a foster child to live with Levi and Flora Tisdale, on their homestead, four miles west and one mile south of Preeceville. He was their only child. On April 20, 1928 he married Eva Luchinski. They lived on the farm and had nine children, seven boys and two girls. Melvin was killed in a car-train accident in September 1953.

STREET – Horace Street, was born in 1888 in Sheffield, England and came to Canada in 1912. He took a homestead in the Hazel Dell district and farmed there until 1963 and then retired to Preeceville. He passed away in January 1970. Funeral service was held at the Pentecostal Church in Preeceville.

STRYKOWSKI – John Strykowski, aged 79 of Preeceville, passed away on October 8, 1977. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church. He was born at Ruda, Blotska, Austria and came to the Stenen area in 1910 with his parents, Joseph and Katherine Strykowski and sisters, Mary, Annie Eva, Margaret and Caroline. In 1919, he married Veronica Magdy and they farmed in the Stenen district until 1926 when they moved to the Preeceville district, where he worked on farms and for the CNR. In 1932, they moved to their own farm, where they lived until retiring in 1969 and moved to Preeceville. John hunted, trapped and fished. He was an active member of the early school boards, 4-H organization and co-operatives. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Joseph and Jim of Preeceville and Stanley of Vancouver; two daughters, Caroline (Fred) Steciuk of Sturgis and Tinia (Bill) Ignatiuk of Preeceville; two sisters, Eva (Bill) Kardynal of Stenen and Margaret (Mike A.) Barteski of Preeceville; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

STRYKOWSKI – Veronica (nee Magdy) Strykowski, 86 of Preeceville, died on October 21, 1991 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. Born on January 24, 1905 in Canora, she was educated at a school near Canora. On October 23, 1919 she married John Strykowski at Stenen and helped him on the family farm as well as raising a family. Predeceased by her father, Anton in 1915; her mother Victoria in 1937; her husband in 1977; a son, Stanley in 1987; a grandson Robert Strykowski in 1952; three brothers, Joe, Mike and Paul; and two sisters, Mary and Annie, she is survived by two sons, Joe and Jim both of Preeceville; two daughters, Caroline Steciuk and Tinia (Bill) Ignatiuk both of Preeceville; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

STUBBE – Bertha Stubbe, 79 of Preeceville, passed away on May 31, 1990 in Plains Hospital in Regina. Funeral service held at the Preeceville Evangel Tabernacle. Born on May 14, 1911 in Germany, she was the daughter of Ludwig and Agusta Stehr. She moved to Canada with her family when she was three weeks old. They settled at Maple Creek, where she was educated. On October 31, 1931 she married Ewald Stubbe in the Halbraite-Giffin area. In 1934, the couple moved to the Ketchen area where they farmed. Shortly after her husband died in 1975, she moved to Preeceville. Predeceased by her husband; an infant son; her parents; a sister and a brother, she is survived by a son Dennis (Sherry) of Preeceville; four daughters, Doreen (Lawrence) Saugmyhr of Hudson Bay, Leona (Wayne) Johnson of Preeceville, Delores (Joe) Jakubowski of Hudson Bay and Audrey (Howard) Rosaasen of Preeceville; two brothers, five sisters; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

STUBBE – Dennis Mervin Stubbe passed away on September 10, 2013. He was born on July 18, 1933 to Bertha and Ewald Stubbe at Preeceville Hospital. He attended Robinson Creek School. As a young man he farmed with his father and worked away during the winter months in the bush and at the Thompson Nickel Mine. In 1975, he purchased the family farm and married Sherry Biccum in 1979. They farmed and raised their children, Lorena, Renaye, Denise and Dale. He was known as a terrific storyteller and always loved a good joke. Dennis was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by the family. Dennis leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his wife Sherry; children, Lorena Slade, Renaye (James) Scheller, Denise (Cam) Taylor and Dale Stubbe; grandchildren, Tyson, Jamie-Anne, Kent, Maicey and Kyla; his sisters, Doreen Saugmyhr, Leona Johnson, Deloris (Joe) Jakubowski and Audrey (Howard) Rosaasen. He was predeceased by his parents, Ewald and Bertha Stubbe, brother, Barry Stubbe and brother-in-laws, Dwayne Biccum and Lawrence Saugmyhr and nieces Melissa Biccum and Denise Rosaasen.

STUBBE – Ewald Herman Stubbe, 70 of Preeceville, passed away at his home on March 18, 1975. He was born at Kramer, ND. and came to Canada in 1914, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stubbe, and resided at Halbrite, SK. In 1931, he married Bertha Stehr and in 1933 they moved to the Ketchen district where he farmed. Predeceased by an infant son, Barry in 1944, by his brother, Allan in 1948 and his mother Clara Rebstock, in 1961, he is survived by his wife; four daughters, Doreen Saugmyhr, Deloris Jakubowski, Leona Johnson and Audrey Rosaasen; a son, Dennis of Preeceville; a sister, Miss Pearl Stubbe of Calgary, and five grandchildren.

STUBBE – Pearl Lydia Stubbe, 93 of Preeceville, who died on January 7, 2002 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel, was held January 14 at the Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on November 3, 1908 to Herman and Clara Stubbe in Kramer, ND, she grew up in the Halbrite area, near Weyburn. After graduating from teachers college in Saskatoon, she taught school and was a teacher consultant in the Weyburn area for several years, before entering the RCAF during WW2. She served in England and France and when the war was over, she returned to Canada and attended the University of Sask. to complete her degree program. She taught English in Kindersley, before moving to Calgary to teach junior and senior high school English. During her last years of teaching, she received a degree in library science and became a librarian in a Div. 3-4 school. She did a lot of traveling after retiring and spent many holidays with family members in the Preeceville area. She returned to Preeceville from Calgary in 1994. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Ewald and Allan.

SUCKNASKA - Anna Sucknaska, age 78, died in the Canora Hospital after a short illness on February 18, 1969. She was born in Western Ukraine and lived there through both world wars. She was released after working as slave labor on German farms and immigrated to Canada to join her brother at Yellow Creek, SK, with her 15-year old son, Anthony, who was killed two years later in an accident. She had lived in Preeceville since 1950 and for the last three years in the Senior Citizens home. She is survived by a brother Andrew Popish at Yellow Creek; a son Roman and three grandchildren in Western Ukraine.

SUNDBERG – Carl Randolph Sunberg was born on May 8, 1917 in Canora, SK. On December 10, 1964, he married Ethel Elizabeth Howell in Edmonton. They lived in Edmonton until July of 1981, when they moved to Preeceville. Carl passed away suddenly at his home in Preeceville on November 19, 1983 at the age of 66 years. Predeceased by his parents, a brother and his wife, he leaves to mourn his step-son Arthur Dalby, his sister Elsie Currie; a brother, Leonard; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren;

SUNDBERG – Ethel Elizabeth May (nee Howell) Sundberg, 71 of Preeceville and formerly of Edmonton, passed away December 10, 1982. Born on May 12, 1911 at Wandsworth, Putney, England, she was educated in England and came to Canada in December 1928, to Battleford, SK. For 14 years, she worked as a cook for the Royal Canadian Legion and was a landlady for the Queen Ann apartments for several years before moving to Preeceville in 1981. She married Randolph Carl Sundberg on December 10, 1964 at Edmonton. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, she is survived by her husband; a son, Arthur Dalby of Edmonton; a sister, Florence Watt of London, England; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

SURCON – Nellie Surcon of Stenen, passed away peacefully at the Canora Gateway Lodge on May 5, 2006, at the age of 83. Nellie and her twin sister, Anne was born on September 26, 1924, north of Stenen to Frank and Mary Slapinsky. She attended Goodhue School. On September 20, 1944 she married Steve Surcon. They farmed with Steve’s brother Mike (Sadie) until 1948. In 1948, they started a transport (A&S) business in Stenen with Steve’s brother, Alex. Nellie was the secretary for the business. In 1981 they sold the business and in 1986 moved to Preeceville. Steve passed away on November 24, 1990. In a few years, Nellie moved to the Preeceville Senior Manor. When her health began to fail, she became a resident at he Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack. She resided there until March 2007 and was then transferred to the Canora Gateway Lodge. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Phyllis (Dean) Paul, grandson Chad, granddaughter, Dana and great granddaughter Paytn; her son, Donald (Penny) Surcon and granddaughter, Tricia. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Steve, twin sister Anne, her brother Tom and a grandson, Ashley.

SURCON – Steve Surcon 71 of Preeceville and formerly of Stenen, died on November 24, 1990 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held at St. Demytrious Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Stenen. Steve was born on October 8, 1919 in Hyas. He was educated at Hyas and served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1942 to 1946. He formed his own trucking business, A&S Transport, in 1949 and operated it for 33 years. He retired in 1982 and moved from Stenen to Preeceville in 1986. On Sept. 30, 1944 he married Nellie Mary Slapinski at Stenen. Predeceased by his parents, Lewonte and Marie Surcon; a grandson Ashly in 1975; four brothers, Bill, George, Neil and Pete and a sister Katie Oneschuk, he is survived by his wife Nellie; a son Don (Penny) of Toronto; a daughter, Phyllis (Dean) Paul of Preeceville; two brothers Mike of Stenen and Alex (Mae) of Stenen; two sisters, Anne Bazansky and Nellie (Onufry) Anaka, both of Stenen and three grandchildren.

SWAN – Christine Swan (nee Steinson) was born in 1868 at Blooming Prairie, Minn. She married Samuel Swan and moved to South Dakota. It was here that their nine children were born. They were Henry, Betsy, Clara, Selma, Neela, Lily, Ida, Helmer and Freda. In April 1904, her and the children moved to the homestead in Sask. Although Christina was busy caring for her family, she never refused to attend a mother at the time she was giving birth. When the call came she would grab her bottle of Lysol and go to the home of the expectant mother. After settling in the Norway area, four more children were born to Sam and Christine. They were Tellard in 1905, Fred in 1907, Gladys in 1910 and Bernice in 1912. Christine passed away March 3, 1971 at the age of 103.

SWAN – Clara Belle was born in 1899 in the States. Her parents were John and Mithilda Stewart. The family came to Canada in 1907 and settled in the Beaver Bluff district. Clara attended Beaver Bluff School. Her siblings were Florence, Lorne, Lester, Allan and Almo. Her father died in 1915. Clara married Henry Swan in 1919 and they had four children. They retired from farming in 1957 and moved into Preeceville. Clara died in 1973.

SWAN – Elaine Margaret Swan was born Oct 24, 1920. She was the oldest child of Henry and Clara Belle Swan. Tragedy struck in 1924 in the form of diphtheria epidemic. Elaine passed away November 26, 1924 and is buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

SWAN – Emily Swan, age 54, passed away August 10, 1968 in the Preeceville Hospital. Emily Stasiuk was born in 1914 and raised in Arran, SK. In 1933, she married Fred Swan of Preeceville. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Beryl Onyfrichuk of Flin Flon and Sharon Olzewski of Okla; two sons, Marlin of BC and Lionel at home; her father, Fred Stasiuk of Arran; four sisters, Polly Kardynal of Preeceville, Nellie Bugar of Kamloops, Mary Shabbits of Canora and Minnie Kowalski of Dauphin; three brothers, Mill of Oshawa, Metro of Arran and Steve of Preeceville. Her mother predeceased her.

SWAN – Freda Swan was born in 1903 in South Dakota, USA and came with her parents, Sam and Christina Swan and siblings, Henry, Betsy, Clara, Selma, Neela, Lily, Ida, and Helmer, to the Norway district near Preeceville, where the family farmed. Freda died in 1927. SWAN – Gladys Eldora Swan, was born on the family homestead, south of Preeceville, in the Norway district, to parents Sam and Christina Swan. She died in 1909 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

SWAN – Henry Swan was born January 10, 1891 at Blooming Prairie, Minn. the eldest of 14 children of Sam and Christine Swan. When he was one year old the family moved to South Dakota. His family came to Canada in 1904 to the Preeceville district and homesteaded 9 miles south of Preeceville. Being the eldest, he never had much time for schooling because of the work on the farm. Henry was confirmed in 1906 and became a member of the Preeceville Lutheran congregation, which was organized, on his dad’s place in 1905. Henry worked with his dad until he was eighteen and then took his own homestead. In March 1916, he joined the army and went overseas during WW1. He returned to his farm three years later. On November 10, 1919 he married Clara Belle Stewart. They were blessed with four children: Elaine, Inez, Stewart and Lyle. In 1957 they retired and moved to Preeceville. Henry passed away July 11, 1977.

SWAN – Samuel Swan was born in 1865, in Wisconsin, He married Christine Steinson and they moved to South Dakota a short time later and lived there for a few years. In 1902, Sam and Andrew Heshedahl visited the Preeceville area looking for a possible place to homestead. A year later, they returned and filed on homesteads in the Norway School district. That summer they camped and in the fall returned to South Dakota to his family. Before winter set in, he returned to Sask., bring with him a carload of machinery and horses by train. It was April 1904, before Sam brought his wife and nine children to the homestead. The following summer he built a log house and returned to the States to harvest his crop and bring up more supplies. Sam and his wife lived in the Preeceville area all their lives. Sam passed away February 12, 1947.

SWAN – Tellard Raymond Swan, died on October 29,1968 in Preeceville Hospital at the age of 63. Funeral held in the Preeceville Lutheran Church. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Swan on their farm, 10 miles south of Preeceville and was baptized in their home the day the St. Johns congregation was organized. His mother, Preeceville’s oldest resident, marked her 100th birthday in February He was predeceased by his father and four sisters, Selma Otterson, Freda and two infants. Besides his mother, he is survived by six sisters, Lily Smedstad of Riverside, Calif., Betsy Leaver of Toronto, Ida Dixon of Hamilton, Bernice Sinclair of Vancouver, Neela Smedstad and Clara Olson of Preeceville; three brothers, Henry and Fred of Preeceville and Helmar of Stewart, BC

SWANSON – Anna Helena Swanson (nee Saugmyhr) was born in 1892. She came from Minnesota to Canada with her parents in 1907. She married Martin Swanson in 1910 and they moved to the farm. She grew a large garden, milked cows, and did all her own canning and cooking, with the help of the family. Her hours were from sunrise to sunset. Anna’s love was her family and the Lutheran Church. She often played the organ and sang and folk and spiritual songs. Her children were Malcolm, Alvin (died in infancy of the flu) Albin, John, Elsie, Edna, Thelmer, Ilyn, Alexander, Frank and Laverne. Anna Swanson died in November 1966

SWANSON – Clarence G. Swanson died on November 10, 1918, during the flu epidemic. His sister Edith died November 12, 1918 from the same flu. They were the children of Gustav and Caroline (nee Nelson) Swanson.

SWANSON – John George Swanson (known to most as Jack), 80 of Preeceville passed away on October 30 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral held at St. John Lutheran Church. Born February 23, 1917, near Preeceville, he was educated at Chechow School. He worked at several occupations during his lifetime, which included bush work in Sask. and Ontario and mining near Sudbury, On and farming. He farmed and lived west of Preeceville for over 40 years. He was self-employed and farmed his own land, but during his latter years of farming he farmed in partnership with is brother Alex until illness forced him to retire and move to Preeceville. He lived in Preeceville for a few years and then moved to Norquay were he lived with the E. Raabel family for two years before returning to Preeceville. For the last few years he was a permanent resident of the Lions Hostel. He was a member of the Wheat Pool, Co-op and NDP party. Predeceased by his parents Anna and Martin Swanson and three brothers, Alvin, Alvin and Malcolm, he is survived by three brothers, Thelmer, Alex and Frank; four sisters, Elsie Myhran, Edna Schaaf, Ilyn Lybeck and Laverna Lindblom.

SWANSON – Pearl Susan Swanson of Preeceville, passed away November 2, 2006 in Preeceville Lions Hostel. Funeral was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. She was born on August 31, 1918 on the family farm, south of Preeceville. She was the fifth of six children born to Sam and Pearl Mitchell. Pearl attended Beaver Bluff and Preeceville High School. Pearl and her cousin, Louise Miller, then took on the task of assisting her father with looking after the family farm. In June of 1947, Pearl married Malcolm Swanson. They started a mixed farming operation near Preeceville, part of which was the Preec homestead. They were blessed with two children Ralph and Robin. Pearl took an active interest in the operation of the family farm and her children’s education. She also had a passion for politics and kept current with local, provincial, federal and international politics. She was a strong supporter of the NDP, the co-operative movement and the Farmer’s Union. Family was very important to Pearl. She was always very interested in the activities of her two grandchildren and very proud of their accomplishments. After Malcolm passed away in 1997, Pearl continued to live on their farm with the assistance of family, friends and Home Care. Failing health necessitated Pearl to move into the Lion’s Hostel in May 2004. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Malcolm; brothers, John, William, Berton and Sam Jr.; and sister Edith Thideman. She is survived by her son Ralph (Sharon) of Regina, daughter, Robin (Jim) of Cochrane and two grandchildren, Chad and Pamela Swanson.

SWANSON – Malcolm Swanson, 85, of Preeceville, passed away September 1, 1997 in Yorkton, Funeral held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Born on November 23, 1911, in Preeceville, and educated in Checkow School, he worked as a farm laborer and logger in Ontario until purchasing a farm west of Preeceville. He married Pearl Mitchell on June 9, 1947, at the United Church manse in Canora. He was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool. Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Anna, and two brothers, Albin and Alvin, he is survived by his wife, Pearl; one son Ralph (Sharon) of Regina; one daughter, Robyn (Jim) of Drayton Valley, AB; four brothers, Thelmar of Porcupine Plain, and Alex of Preeceville and Frank of Kelowna; four sisters, Elsie Myhran, Ilyn Lybeck, Edna Schaaf and Laverna Lindblom; and two grandchildren.

SWANSON – Martin Swanson was born in 1881 to John and Hannsina Swanson at Terrace, ND. He came to Canada in 1905, in search of a new beginning and life for himself. All he had on him was five dollars and an axe. He took a homestead and built a log house. He married Anna Saugmyhr in 1910. Besides farming, Martin maintained the highway with four horses to make enough to pay for taxes. Martin loved animals, especially horses. He often traded his well-kept ones, for others that needed care. His spare time was spent playing the fiddle for the enjoyment of friends and family. They had eleven children. Martin died on April 12, 1979.

SWEHLA – Phillip Albert Swehla, 86 of Preeceville, passed away February 19, 1991 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born on November 20, 1904 in Clear Lake, Iowa, he was educated at Palestine School, near Oxbow. He farmed. On December 23, 1946 he married Jean Buchanan at Isley, Alberta. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Ella; three sisters, Florence Coomber, Viola Rumble and Elnora Swehla and a brother, Forest, he is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Ernest (Marj) of Okla and David of Saskatoon; a daughter, Kathern of Yorkton; two brothers, Joe (Lillian) of Melita, MB and Raymond (Lena) of Brandon, MB and five grandchildren.

SWIDERSKI – Mabel Swiderski, 84 of Preeceville, passed away on Oct 31, 2004 at Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Born on December 16, 1919 in Hazel Dell to Nick and Eva (Romaniuk) Mushanski, she attended school in Hazel Dell. She worked in an ammunition factory in Toronto during the Second World War. She married Myron Swiderski on November 13, 1944 in Preeceville. They ran a service station and lumberyard at the junction of Highways No. 9 & 49 for about 20 years. She worked with her daughter at the grocery store and with her son in the hardware store for many years. She was a member of the Preeceville CWL. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Myron; and two sisters, Stella and Annie; she is survived by a son Marvin of Christopher Lake; a daughter Eleanor Murray of Canora; sister, Mary Kryschuk of Vancouver; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

SWIDERSKI – Melvin Walker Swiderski, 51 of Saskatoon and formerly of Hazel Dell and Rama districts, passed away on August 6, 1997 in Sherwood Park. Born on January 3, 1946 in Canora, he was educated in Sturgis. He was employed at a garage in Winnipeg and at elevators in Tompkins, Melville, Dysart and Semans before working for Simpson Timber and Logging in Endeavour. He farmed in the Preeceville area, mined in Cluff Lake and was employed as a welder in Lampman and a truck driver in Saskatoon. He married Geraldine Dorosh in Rama in July 1966. Predeceased by his father, Walter Swiderski and an infant daughter, Cherly Marie Swiderski, he is survived by his mother, Helen; his stepfather, Joe Radawetz; a son Owen of Yorkton; two daughters, Wanda Swiderski of Saskatoon; a brother, Wayne Swiderski of Slave Lake; three sisters, Lorraine Slusarchuk, Vivian Masko and Sylvia Barteski; and one grandchild.

SWIDERSKI – Myron Swiderski, 77 of Preeceville, passed away on May 19, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. Funeral was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Sturgis. Born on June 1, 1918, in Rama, he was educated at Dobrowady School. He was a self-employed businessman, who at various times operated a hotel, restaurant, garage, service station and lumberyard. He had been a member of AA for 45 years. On November 13, 1944, he married Mabel Mushanski at the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Pauline; a brother John; and a sister Helen, he is survived by his wife, Mabel; a daughter, Elenor Murray of Buchanan; a son, Mervin of Calgary; a brother, Frank (Helen) of Rama; four sisters, Leana Haskewich of Canora, Mary Korchinski of Saskatoon, Emily Bylund of Vancouver and Adelle (Nick) Karkut of Ituna; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

SYDOR – Peter Sydor, age 87 of Preeceville, died on June 18, 1973 in the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Sturgis and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. He was born in 1886 in Western Ukraine, village Twanowka, town Trembowla, to Mr. and Mrs. Metro Sydor. He immigrated to Canada in 1903 and took up a homestead in the Buchanan district. In 1911 he married Mary Wionzek. In 1937, he retired and took up residence in Preeceville. Predeceased by his wife in 1948, two sisters, Mrs. Nastasia Trach of Canora and Mrs. Evdotia Korchynos of Buchanan, he is survived by six nieces, Annie Tordon and Tekla Derkach of Preeceville, Kay Mykytyshyn of Buchanan, Lena Berezowski of Foam Lake, Joyce Tymkiw of Vancouver and Mary Pollock of Regina; two nephews, William and Sam Korchynos of Preeceville.

SZAFER – Stanley Szafer passed away in July 1971. He was born in Poland on April 28, 1898. He had been a trapper and bushman in the Reserve district for 40 years prior to coming to the Senior Citizens home in January. He has relatives in Poland and many friends in Canada.

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TALLACKSON – Alvin Carter Tallackson was born on January 29, 1912 in the Beaver Bluff district, south of Preeceville. He was the son of John and Clara (nee Beckon) Tallackson. When his parents moved to Portland, Oregon, he remained with and was brought up by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Beckon of Preeceville. He had two sisters, Hazel and Pearl, who lived with his parents. Alvin attended school in Preeceville. When he finished high school in about 1928, he started a radio repair shop in Preeceville and also worked part time in a printing shop and also assisted as a motion picture projectionist. In Jan 1941 he married Pat Holowchuk of Preeceville. In 1942 Alvin joined the Canadian Army in Regina. He was discharged for health reasons and returned to Preeceville in 1944. Alvin retired after more than 20 years as a projectionist in 1962. He continued with his radio repair shop and added television sales and repairs to his business. On March 9, 1962 he was on his way, to watch a hockey game between Preeceville and Minnitonas at Minnitonas, when he was killed in a collision with another car near Swan River, MB

TALLACKSON – Patricia was born in 1915. In 1941 she married Alvin Tallackson. Pat worked as a store clerk in Jake Cutlers’ store until it burned down and then she worked in the Red and white store. Later she took a job as receptionist in Dr. Gray and Dr. Forshners Medical Clinic. Pat continued to live in Preeceville after her husband’s death in 1962 and worked at her job in the Doctors office until ill health forced her to retire a few months before her death on Aug. 28, 1981.

TETLOCK – Donald Tetlock of Preeceville, died on November 30, 2003 in the long-term care ward of Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at the Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on September 10, 1923 in Preeceville, he attended Preeceville School. He played hockey with the Flin Flon Bombers and served in the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1946. He worked as a surveyor for a mining company in Lynn Lake. He owned and operated a crawler tractor and backhoe service in Preeceville from 1947 to 1988. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the gun club. He married Charlotte Haskewich on Nov. 23, 1949, at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Lena (Gullason) Tetlock, a brother, Howard, and three sisters, Rachel Wolfenden, Carrie Romuld and Evelyn Rahn, he is survived by his wife, Charlotte; three daughters, Elaine Hearn of Preeceville, Patty Stasiuk of North Battleford and Barbara Tetlock of Preeceville and 4 grandchildren.

TETLOCK – Dora Tetlock, passed away October 9, 1971 in Preeceville Hospital. Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery. She was born in Romania and came to Canada with her parents at the age of 14 and settled in the Canora district. In 1906, she and her husband Henry settled in the Norway district. Predeceased by hr husband in 1954, she is survived by two daughters, Carrie Romuld of Grande Forks, N.D. and Rachel Wolfenden, and a son Howard both at home; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

TETLOCK – Howard Henry Tetlock 66, passed away May 18,1979 in the Plains Health Centre at Regina. Born at Canora, the son of Henry and Dora Tetlock, he attended school at Preeceville and then joined the armed services in the Second World War and served in North Africa, Italy and Holland. After the war he farmed in the Preeceville area. Predeceased by his father in 1954 and his mother in 1970, he is survived by two sisters, Rachel Wolfenden of Preeceville and Carrie Romuld of Grand Forks, N.D.

THICKSON – Myrtle Thickson’s first marriage was to William Miller. They had three children: Westley, Edward and the youngest, Agnes born February 22, 1920. Five days after their daughter was born, William passed away Feb 27, 1920. She later married Will Thickson (between 1920-1922) a widower with two boys, Wilfred and Joseph. They lived at Redvers and moved several times, finally settling at Wilmer, SK., in 1931, a small town 32 miles from Regina. In 1932 they moved to Sturgis, bringing with them cattle, horses and household belongings that were crated and placed on 4 hay wagons. The trip took them a month, as rainstorms held them up several times, but arrived on August 18th and settled in a rented house a few miles west of Sturgis. Mrs. Thickson suffered from epileptic spells and was ill a long time. She passed away in November 1940 and was buried at the Preeceville Cemetery.

THICKSON – Will Thickson and his wife Sarah lived at Port Hope, ON and had two children: Wilfred born in 1900 and Joseph born in 1908. They moved to Redvers, SK and farmed. After his wife Sarah passed away, he later married Mrs. William Miller, a widow with three children Wesley, Edward and Agnes. They farmed and in 1932 moved to Wilmer, Sask. and in 1933 the family moved to the Sturgis district. Will passed away in 1938 and was buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.

THIDEMAN – Isabelle Millicent born June 18, 1932 on the family homestead to parents Maurice and Mildred Thideman. She died on June 29, 1932.

THIDEMAN – Mary Isabelle "Belle" (nee Miller) was born November 28, 1906 in the Preeceville area, to parents Fred and Anna Miller. She married Maurice Thideman and they had three children: Raymond, Norman and Kenneth. Mary passed away in 1929.

THOMPSON – Annie Thompson was born in 1876 was born in the States. She married Richard Thompson in 1906. In 1912 they came to Canada and filed on a homestead. They raised four children: Homer, Harvey, Gladys and Urcell. After her husband’s death in 1921, Annie continued to farm with her sons for twenty-two years. Then she went to work as a housekeeper in Kamsack and worked there for eleven years. She returned to live with her daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hovey, for four years until her death in 1958.

THOMPSON – Richard was born in 1856 in Quebec. He went to Tennessee, USA where he met and married Annie McKee on July 1, 1906. They farmed in North Dakota for six years before coming to Canada in 1912. They moved north of Preeceville and filed for a homestead in the Ypres district, where they lived for three years and then moved to another farm and built a big house. Richard died in 1921.

THORSHANG – Herman Thorshuag was born in Loiten, Norway in 1863. He immigrated to the States in 1886 and took up a homestead at Yankton, N.D. In 1902 he moved to Canada and filed on a homestead in the Badgerdale area, now known as the Tiny district. After farming for several years, he sold his farm and made his home with the Homstols in Preeceville during the winters and worked on various farms in summer. He passed away on March 4, 1939.

TIHOR – Helen M. Tihor, age 52 of Reserve, died on December 5, 1974 in Preeceville Hospital. She was born in Romania in 1922, to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Nagy. She came to Canada in 1931 and lived at Welland, ON. She later moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where she married Leslie Tihor in 1942. They moved to Reserve in 1972. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Kathy of Winnipeg; three sons, Leslie and Jim of Hamilton and Norman of NWT; and three grandchildren.

TIHOR – Leslie Tihor, 65 of Sturgis, passed away on February 10, 1985 at Sturgis. Born January 29, 1920 in Hungary, he received his education in Hungary and Canada. Upon immigrating to Canada, he was engaged in farming, carpentry, worked with Indian affairs and with Hungarian immigration. Tihor also served in the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. On January 3, 1942, he was married to Helen Margaret Nagy at Hamilton. She predeceased him in 1974 and on December 16, 1984, he married Margaret Koczka at Regina. Tihor is survived by his wife; three sons, Leslie Allan of Timmins, ON, Allan James of Hamilton, ON and Albert Norman of Edmonton; a daughter, Kathryn Lynn of Hannon, ON; four sisters, Irene, Julia, Barbara and Violet, all in BC; and six grandchildren.

TISDALE - Flora Tisdale, was born at Owen Sound, ON. Flora and husband Levi, came to Saskatchewan and took a homestead four miles west and one mile south of Preeceville, in the Beaver Bluff school district. Melvin Kenneth Strand, came to Preeceville in 1910 as a foster child to live with the Tisdales, he was eight years old. The Tisdales had no children of their own so this was their only son. Flora passed away November 5, 1931 at the age of 66 years.

TKACHUK – Mary Tkachuk passed away March 21, 2012 at the age of 93 years. Mary Pankewich grew up in the Olesha area, marrying Joe Tkachuk on October 9, 1937. In this union they had 6 children. Mary was a homemaker most of her life, except for the few years she worked at Meesters Bakery and the 15 years she worked at the Lions Hostel, first as a housekeeper, then cook, retiring from three in 1982 at the age of 65. Mary and Joe farmed near Olesha for a few years, then moved to Preeceville in 1944. Mary and Joe moved into the Assiniboine Valley Manor in Preeceville in 2000 and Mary lived there until she fell ill on Feb 1st, entering the Preeceville Hospital, then Canora Gateway Lodge where she succumbed to her illness and passed away with her family at her side. Mary was a busy homemaker; an excellent cook and a loving mother. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Dora Pankewich; her 3 sisters, Julia in infancy, Pauline Zarazun and Stella Bucsi and 3 brothers, Walter and Harry Pankewich. She was also predeceased by her husband Joe; her daughter Joyce Petryk; two infant grandchildren Linda and Metro Petryk and son in law Morley Mattison. She is survived by her daughters Sally (Jerry) Sawka of Calgary, Phyllis (Joe) Diakow of Esterhazy, Joanne (Laurie) Meberg of Preeceville and Cindy (Ted) Wardle; one son, Marvin (Jane) of Canora Beach; thirteen grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren an 2 great-great-grandchildren.

TKACHUK – Joe Tkachuk, 89 of Preeceville, passed away on Nov. 11, 2003 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Born on April 7, 1914 on a farm in the Olesha area, he attended Monastyr School. In 1939, he received his journeyman mechanic’s papers from the Chicago Vocational School. He farmed for a few years and then worked for Preeceville Motors and Plaxin’s Garage. He owned his own garage for three years and then worked for Formo Motors and Gateway Co-op until he retired. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Club 60. He married Mary Pankevich at Olesha Church on Oct. 9, 1937. Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Mary (Madarash) Tkachuk, four sisters, Annie Krochak, Julia Michaluk, Ethel Paroch and Lena Brezinski, a brother Mike Tkachuk and two grandchildren, Metro and Josephene Petyrk, he is survived by his wife, Mary; a son Marvin (Jane) of Esterhazy; five daughters, Joyce (Mike) Petyrk of Saskatoon, Sally (Jerry) Sawka of Calgary, Phyllis (Joe) Diakow of Esterhazy, Joanne (Laurie) Meberg of Preeceville and Cindy (Ted) Wardle of Preeceville; a brother Ted of Hudson Bay; two sisters, Helen Haddock of Yorkton and Sophie Sushetski of Yorkton ; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

TONN – Alice Claretta Tonn, passed away peacefully at the Preeceville Hospital at the age of 95 years on January 24, 2011. She was born March 16, 1915 to parents, Albert and Olava (Kvern) Phoenix in Preeceville. She was the eldest of a family that would later grow to include 5 more sisters and 3 more brothers. She attended Beaver Falls School just up the road from their home northwest of town. She grew up on the farm that required he to help with raising the family. Later she worked for a brief time at the Canora Hospital in the laundry department. On June 2, 1937 she married Eddie Tonn at he Lutheran parsonage in Yorkton. They lived on their farm southeast of Preeceville. Their first son, Lorin was born in 1940, so when he became of school age they moved to different homes in the winter to be closer to school. On March 4, 1945 a second son was born. Keith’s life was suddenly ended by viral pneumonia on his 4th birthday in 1949 about the time she family was moving to a farm ½ mile south of town. A third son, Allan was born at this farm in 1950. Alice was a devoted homemaker, a member of the Lutheran Church Women and the Farm Wives Club. In 1971 Alice and Eddie retired and moved to town. She joined Club 60, where she enjoyed bowing, carpet bowling, playing cards and visiting. Alice loved writing letters and always kept in touch with all her near and distant relatives. In 2007 she became a resident of the Long-Term Care facility. She is survived by hr only surviving sister, Bertha; her sons, Lorin (Betty) and Allan (Sharon); 4 grandchildren, Norleen, Mark, Karie and Corwin; 8 great grandchildren, Brayden, Bailey, Tanis, Rylan, Noah, Lucas, Avery and Jillian. Funeral service held in St. John’s Lutheran church in Preeceville.

TONN – Anna Tonn was born in 1880. She married Ertmann Tonn and in the fall of 1920 they moved South of Preeceville, where they had purchased farmland. They had nine children: Eddie, Selma, Fred, Carl, Bill, Minnie, Hilda, Tillie and Ellen, who attended Waler School. After her husband passed away in 1933, she remained on the farm until 1941, and then moved to Preeceville, and later to Yorkton, where she passed away in 1957.

TONN – Carl H. Tonn, was the youngest son born to Ertmann and Anna Tonn. He married Mildred Meberg in 1941. He purchased the home farmstead and continued farming there until 1965. In 1954, he built a seed cleaning plant a half mile south of Preeceville and operated it until 1970 and then sold it. They built a new home in Preeceville in 1965 and sold the farm in 1974. Carl and Mildred had three daughters, Janet, Sharon and Carol. Carl passed away in 1993.

TONN – Ertmann "Ed" Tonn was born in 1865. In the fall of 1920 he came from Humbolt, SK to the Waler District, with his wife Anna and their nine children. In 1922, they built a new brick house on the land they had purchased south of Preeceville. He died in 1933.

TONN – Eddie was born in 1907 to parents Ertmann and Anna Tonn. He purchased a farm in 1934 and built a new house. In 1937 he married Alice Phoenix. They had three sons, Lorin, Keith (born in 1945 & passed away in 1949) and Allan. In 1949 they purchased a farm from H. Oxley and established a permanent home. In 1972, Ed and Alice retired and moved to Preeceville. He passed away in 1988.

TONN – Florence Charlotte (nee Grandahl) Tonn, 91 of Preeceville, died on November 14, 1997. Born May 12, 1906, in Fergus Falls, Minn., she was educated in the Norway School district. She worked as a cook at the Canora Hospital. A member of the Farm Wives Club, Progressive Homemakers Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Preeceville Curling and the Lutheran Ladies Aid, she married William Tonn on November 15, 1928 at the Lutheran Church manse in Yorkton. Predeceased by her husband, William; her parents, John and Dena (Olson) Grandahl, and two brothers, Bernie and Carl, she is survived by one son, Mylo Tonn of Preeceville, and one sister, Myrtle Campbell of Edmonton.

TONN – Hilda Susanna Tonn, was born on July 16, 1911 in Humboldt. She was educated at Waler School and Preeceville School to grade 10. She moved to Preeceville at the age of nine years. Until she was 26 years old, she remained at home, then moved to Yorkton with her sister, Tilly. She worked at the Boston Restaurant and McKays Paint Shop. She moved to Regina and worked at the Hotel Saskatchewan for 6 months, then returned to Yorkton and worked at the Met store. She worked at the Bay for 30 years until retirement. She cared for her mother for many years, and took care of her sisters, Selma and Ellen, and their husbands when they were ill. She moved to Preeceville in 1989. She bowled a t the seniors centre. Hilda, 85 passed away on Dec. 9, 1996 in the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church. Predeceased by her parents, Anna and Ertmann; five brothers, Art, Bill, Fred, Ed and Carl; and two sisters, Selma and Ellen, she is survived by two sisters, Minnie of Regina and Tilly of Nanaimo, BC

TONN – Keith was born in 1945, the son of Eddie and Alice Tonn. He passed away in 1949 and is buried at the Preeceville Cemetery.

TONN – Melody Lee Tonn, infant daughter of Allan and Sharon Tonn of Preeceville, passed away March 4, 1973. She was born in the University Hospital in Saskatoon on March 2, 1973. Funeral service was held in St. John’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Osatiuk and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tonn; her aunt and uncles Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Tonn and Dennis Osatiuk and three cousins, Norleen, Mark and Karie

TONN – Mildred Christine (nee Meberg) Tonn, 79 of Preeceville, passed away on Sept 16, 1997 at the Preeceville Hospital. She was born in Grafton, N.D on January 11, 1918, and the oldest daughter of Ben and Gedine Meberg. She was only three months old when she moved to Preeceville with her parents. She grew up on their family farm and attended Waler School. On Oct. 24, 1941, she married Carl Tonn. They lived on the farm until 1965 when they moved into their new home in Preeceville. She was an active member in the Lutheran Church all of her life. She had been a member of the Farm Wives Club for 55 years. She was secretary-treasurer of the Preeceville Cemetery Association for 22 years, taking over from her mother who held that office for 20 years. Mildred enjoyed travelling with family and friends, having company, bowling and doing all kinds of handiwork. She was predeceased by her parents and husband; she leaves to mourn her loss three daughters, Janet (Henry) Popoff, Sharon (Brent) Gessell, Carol (Wayne) Ford; four grandchildren, Tricia (Jason) Ivanochko, Tammy Ford, Curt Gessell and Clint Gessell; two sisters, Gladys Myhr and Doris Rostad; one brother, Norman Meberg.

TONN – Mylo Ertman Tonn was born in 1934, to parents William and Florence Tonn. He attended Waler and Preeceville Schools. Mylo remained a bachelor and farmed the home place. He passed away in 2002.

TONN – William "Bill" Tonn was born in 1900 to parents Ertmann and Anna Tonn. In 1926 he purchased a farm and in 1928, he married Florence Grandahl and they continued farming. Their only son, Mylo was born in 1934. In 1943, they built a new house, just south of Preeceville. Bill passed away in 1962.

TOTH – Frank Toth was born in 1914 in Hungary. He came to Canada when he was fourteen years old. He married Mary Romanyshen in 1945 and they farmed in the Endeavour area. They had one daughter Verna. Frank passed away in 1977.

TOTH – Mary (nee Romantshen) Toth was born in 1923 on a farm south of Preeceville. Her parents were Philip and Adelion Romanyshen. The family moved to the Ketchen District when Mary was six years old. She took all of her schooling at Netchie Hills School. Mary had five sisters, and three brothers. Mary married Frank Toth in 1945 and farmed in the Endeavour district until Frank’s health failed and then they moved to Preeceville. After her husband’s death, she moved to Richmond, BC. They had one daughter, Verna. Mary passed away in 2007.

TRATCH – Metro Tratch, 78 of Preeceville and formerly of Buchanan, passed away on November 25 1992 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville. Service held at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born on Nov. 30, 1913 in the Buchanan district to John and Mary (Pozniak) Tratch, he was educated at Monastyr School. In 1944, he moved to the Tiny district where he started a mixed farming operation. On October 14, 1944, he married Rose Loshka. In the spring of 1982, he semi-retired and moved to Preeceville. Metro served on the Sask. Wheat Pool committee, the Wergeland School board and was treasurer of the Olesha Catholic Church. Predeceased by his father in 1946 and his mother in 1959; two brothers, Mike and Anton and two sisters, Kay Thorson and Nellie Hrynkiw; he is survived by his wife, Rose; a son James (Bernice) Tratch of Melville; two daughters, Marlene (Lawrence) Maksymiw of Preeceville and Joanne (Ken) Crosson of White City; two brothers, Bill Tratch and Paul Tratch of Yorkton; a sister, Jessie (Bill) Dennis of Saskatoon, and seven grandchildren.

TREBICK – Anna (nee Kalenchuk) Trebick, 87 of Preeceville, passed away March 3, 2001 at the Kamsack Nursing Home. Funeral service held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Born on January 3, 1914 in the Preeceville district to parents Andrew and Katie (Goretzki) Kalenchuk, she was raised on her grandparents farm and attended school in the Canora district. On Nov. 19, 1935 she married George Trebick and they moved to Usherville. They farmed in various locations in the Preeceville area before retiring in 1972 and moving to Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents; her husband George; a son David; a brother, George Kalenchuk and two sisters, Mary Kadischuk and Helen Melnychuk, she is survived by a son, Norman (Irene) of Preeceville; a daughter, Marlene (Nicholas) Antoniuk of Saskatoon; three brothers, John, Michael and Tom; three sisters, Phyllis McAndrew, Sophie Lord and Alice Amatto; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

TREBICK – David Trebick, 52, of Canora, died on January 29, 1991 in the Canora Hospital. Born on April 19, 1938 in the Usherville area, he was the eldest son of George and Ann (Kalenchuk) Trebick. He was educated at Sunnybrae School and Sturgis. He started a career as a welder. On October 19, 1962, he married Natalie Gryba at Whitebeach. After a few years working on construction they began farming in the Tiny area in 1968. He continued to work on construction to supplement the farm, which he continued until his illness. He was a member of the boilermakers Union No. 555. He was a Sask. Wheat Pool committee member and he belonged to TYC (Ukrainian Self Reliance Men’s Association) Predeceased by his father, George in 1984, he is survived by his wife, Natalie; his mother, Annie; a son Lawrence of Canora; three daughters, Sharleen (David) Pitkethly of Mackenzie, BC, Joanne (Miles) Chicilo of Buchanan and Corinne Trebick of Preeceville; a brother, Norman (Irene) of Lady Lake; a sister, Marlene (Nick) Antoniuk of Saskatoon and three grandchildren.

TREBICK – George Trebick, 72 of Preeceville, died on November 30, 1984 in the Saskatoon University hospital. Funeral held in the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Sturgis. Born on May 1, 1912 in the Usherville district, he was the son of Elie and Katie (Gajuck) Trebick. He attended Chermois School and on November 10, 1935, he married Annie Kalenchuk at Canora. The couple farmed in the Usherville district and he also worked in bush camps and was employed by the timber board. In 1972, the couple retired and made their home at Preeceville. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Pete and Ralph and a sister, Alice Strijack; he is survived by his wife; two sons, Dave of Canora and Norm of Preeceville; a daughter Marlene (Nick) Antoniuk of Saskatoon; a sister, Dora Gregory of Regina and 11 grandchildren.

TREMBACH – Dora Trembach, 73 of Preeceville, died on July 3, 1989. Funeral service was held in Trinity United Church in Preeceville. Born on January 26, 1916, in Sturgis, she attended Woodlight School, after which she worked on the Feeley farm south of Preeceville until 1940. She worked in a munition factory in Toronto for two years. Upon her return to Sask. she took a hairdressing course and worked at that trade for a year, then worked as a clerk at Paul’s Drugs for 17 years. For three years, she was matron of the Preeceville Lions Hostel, then cooked in a motel at Cranberry Portage, for a year, for a highway gang at Whitewood for a season and then for the CNR for seven years, until she retired in 1978. She traveled extensively, especially after retiring, and sponsored children from other countries for 15 years. Predeceased by her father, John Trembach in 1974, her mother, Tillie Trembach in 1957 and a sister Jessie in infancy, she is survived by three sisters, Ann Kereliuk of Swan River, Mary Feeley and Gina Moekerk of Preeceville.

TREMBACH – John Trembach, passed away on August 28, 1972 in the Preeceville Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral services held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born in the village of Muchawka, Ukraine, Mr. Trembach served fours years in the Polish Army. In 1910, he married Tekla Bodnarchuk. They immigrated to Canada in 1911 and homesteaded in Woodlight district, north of Sturgis, where they farmed for many years before retiring to live at Preeceville in 1958. Predeceased by a sister in 1919, and infant daughter in 1920, his first wife in 1958, his second wife in 1967 and a brother in 1960, he is survived by four daughters, Annie Kereluik of Whitebeech, Dora Trembach of Gillam, MN, Mary Feeley and Gena Moekirk of Preeceville; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

TREBISH – Ralph Trebish, 63, of Preeceville and formerly of Endeavour, passed away February 11, 1981 at his home. Funeral service held in the United Church, Preeceville. Born on May 1, 1917, the son of Eli and Catrina Trebish of Usherville, he attended Usherville school. He was employed by INCO at Sudbury and married Jean Parsey in 1947 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Canora. They farmed near Usherville and he worked for the CN railway at Reserve and Usherville and was recently transferred to Preeceville. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance-of-Way Employees. Predeceased by his parents, daughter, Carol Marie, sister, Alice Strijack and brother, Peter Trebish, he is survived by his wife Jean; one son, Brian of Yorkton; two daughters, Dianne Kudeba of Preeceville and Gloria Trebish of Regina; one brothers, George of Preeceville; one sister, Dora Gregory of Regina; and one grandchild.

TULIK – Helen (nee Rudnitski) Tulik, 70 of Preeceville, passed away March 10, 1995 in the Preeceville Hospital. Born October 14, 1924 in the Buchanan district, she was educated at Monastyr School, grades 1-8. On October 14, 1941, she married John Tulik at Olesha Church in the Buchanan district. In 1942 they made their home in Preeceville. Following John’s death in 1966, she worked at the Preeceville Lions Hostel until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at Preeceville and was active in church activities. She was also a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and the Lion’s Hostel Auxiliary. Other pastimes were curling, flower gardening and picnics. Predeceased by her parents, Bartko and Maria Rudnitski; her husband John; and a brother, Metro, she is survived by three sons, Dan (Irene) of Edmonton, Jerry of Saskatoon and Jim (Francis) of Saskatoon; two brothers, Tom (Margaret) of Yorkton and William (Pauline) of Buchanan; two sisters, Anne Stachuk of Canora and Nellie Rudnitski of Cudworth; and three grandchildren.

TUNBRIDGE – Arthur Tunbridge was born in 1903 and came to the Waler district from London, England. He married Louella Hagemister and they resided with Mrs. Hagemister Sr., while Arthur did the farming. In 1942, Arthur enlisted in the army and they moved to Calgary. In 1947, they returned to the farm and Arthur continued farming until he passed away in 1960.

TUNBRIDGE – Luella (nee Hagemister) Tunbridge was born in 1905 to parents John and Harriet Hagemister in Augustville, ND. In 1911 she came with her parents to Canada, where they homesteaded 3 miles south of Preeceville. She attended Waler School. She married Arthur Tunbridge and they farmed until moving to Calgary in 1942. Louella worked as a cook at the Shepherd Airport for 2.5 years. In 1947, they returned to the farm. They had four children: Kathleen, Edward (Ted), Ron and David. Sometime after her husband’s death Luella moved to Calgary. She passed away in 1996.

TUNBRIDGE – Ronald Allan Tunbridge was born July 15, 1947 in Calgary, youngest son of Arthur and Louella (Hagemeister) Tunbridge. When Ron was less than two months old, he was brought to Preeceville and the farm. As he grew he found joy in his little animal friends. Ron started his school years at Waler, a country school 2 ½ miles from his home. At the closing of all country schools, Ron was transferred to Preeceville by bus. He graduated from grade 12 in 1965. Shortly thereafter he and his mother returned to Calgary to seek employment. His first job was with Alberta Gas and Oil. He went from there to work for the Alberta Government in the Motor Vehicle and Licensing Department. He was there for a number of years, but when Alberta privatized his department, he came back to the farm for a few months. He got a call to return to work under new management and remained there for the next 12 years. Ron enjoyed his trips back to Preeceville and farm; He managed to go to Hawaii nearly every year. A faithful worker, never missing work except for the last few weeks when pain and fatigue from his cancer demanded more rest. Ron entered the Southwind Hospice only a few days before he passed away. He passed away on July 13, 2008, two days before his 61st birthday. Memorial services held at Parkdale Grace Fellowship in Calgary and a graveside served was held in Preeceville on August 5th. Ron was predeceased by his grandparents, George and Clara Tunbridge, London England, John and Hairiet Hagemeister; his father Arthur in 1960; his mother Louella in 1996; 2 nephews, Robert and Kelvin Moore. He leaves to mourn, his sister Kathleen Moore; his brothers, Ted (Mae), Dave (Helen), two nephews, three nieces.

TURRELL – Cora Anna was born in the States in 1870. She married William Turrell on August 14, 1890 at her parental home in Nebraska. After the marriage she attended University and received her MA degree. They moved to Canada in 1909, homesteading in the Tadmore district. In 1914 they moved closer to Preeceville and built a house on their farm. They had two children: a son Harold, who was killed in active service, and was buried at Vimy Ridge and a daughter Louva. Cora taught Sunday school and worked with the CGIT group. She was instrumental in providing entertainment to Preeceville and the surrounding area for many years. Under her leadership the ‘Literary Society’ grew into a large operation. She directed the plays that the group staged. She passed away in 1943.

TURRELL – William H. Turrell was born in 1963 in the USA. On August 14, 1890 in married Cora Anna, at her parent's home in Nebraska. After the marriage, he attended the University of Lincoln, Nebraska and became a Methodist pastor. He held pulpits in various town in Nebraska until 1909 when they moved to the Canora district and improved a farm near Tadmore. They had two children. In 1914 they built a home one-mile south and one mile west of Preeceville. William taught Sunday school and also did Boy Scout work. He also managed the Grain Growers store for a number of years. William passed away in 1944.

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UPTON – Jeffery Derrick Upton, 32 years, of Preeceville, died on April 13, 2000 in the Preeceville Hospital. Service held May 10th at Mackenzie Training Centre. Born on July 7, 1968 to Orville and Margerite Olsen, he was one of 13 children. When he was two years old, he was accepted into the foster home of Violet Upton and her daughter Valerie. He attended the John Dolan School from 1975 until August of 1989. He then enrolled at Cosmopolitan Industries. In 1993, his foster mother became ill and was no longer capable of caring for him. He then stayed at Elmwood respite home in Saskatoon until coming to Preeceville. He was a resident of Preece Place, and attended Mackenzie Training Centre until his death.

URNESS – Eldora Urness was born July 20, 1904 to parents Henry and Mathea Urness. Her father was a Lutheran minister and they lived on a homestead two miles south of Preeceville. Eldora attended Beaver Bluff School until 1915, when the family left for the States. On October 15, 1919 the family returned to Preeceville and lived in the Lutheran church parsonage. Eldora died of scarlet fever March 14, 1920.

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VERBIWSKI – Louise (nee Lippoway) Verbiwski, 100, died in Calgary on July 2, 2008. She was born north of Preeceville on May 30, 1908 to parents Alex and Annie (Zabolotny) Lippoway. She attended Chermosz and Etoimamie Valley schools. She was the oldest of nine children. Her siblings were Lucy, Lilly, Jean, Nellie, Cassie, Lena, George and David. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Nick. She is survived by her three children, Gerry and wife Marlene of Edmonton, Jeanette from Calgary and George (Gerty) of Las Vegas. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Ken, Kelly, and Linda, Richard and Maura Reynolds all of Calgary. A graveside service was held at the Preeceville Cemetery on August 23, 2008.

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WAINWRIGHT – Dora (nee Mitchell) Wainwright, 85, of Vernon and formerly of Buchanan and Preeceville, died on September 24, 1991 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Funeral was held in the Trinity united Church in Vernon. A memorial service was held on October 11th in Trinity United Church in Preeceville and interment of ashes in the Preeceville Cemetery. Born on December 11, 1905 in Buchanan, she was the daughter of Richard and Hannah Mitchell. She grew up on her parent’s farm and received her education at Monastyr School, north of Buchanan. She then went to work at The Pas, where she met Robert G. Wainwright, who she married August 2, 1929. They moved to Winnipeg and then returned to their home place in Sask., where they lived until Robert died in 1945. Left with a family of nine children to raise on her own, she purchased a small farm near Preeceville and moved there in 1949. She became a member of the Preeceville United Church, serving on the executive of the Women’s Missionary Society an also as an elder on Session for 14 years. In 1966, she moved to Revelstoke, BC to live with her daughter, Irene and son-in-law Doug Petrowicz. In 1971, they moved to Vernon and in May 1988, she became a resident of Gateway Nursing Home in Vernon. Predeceased by her parents, her husband and a son, Bobby, she is survived by five sons, Bill (Betty) of Fort Langley, Maurice of Moose Jaw, Richard (Esther) of Vernon, Pat (Eileen) of Fort Nelson and Walter of Vancouver; four daughters, Irene (Doug) Petrowicz of Vernon, Sally (Pat) Peters of Preeceville, Kathleen (Joe) Poulton of Hope, BC and Pauline (Peter) Zipchian of Kamsack; three brothers, Sam Mitchell of Williams Lake, Charlie Mitchell of Rutland and Robert Mitchell of Edmonton; and 18 grandchildren.

WAINWRIGHT – Robert G. Wainwright was born in November 1883 and married Dora Mitchell on August 2, 1929. They lived at Winnipeg and Hnausa MB before coming to the Preeceville area. They had ten children. (The oldest boy passed away when very young) The children were Billy, Maurice, Irene, Richard, Sally, Pat, Pauline, Kathleen and Walter. Robert passed away in September 1945.

WALKER – Clifton Walker, 83 of Preeceville, passed away on Dec. 5, 2000 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on November 22, 1917, in Lewvan, SK., he attended school in Gerald, SK and worked as an agent for the CNR. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940-45 and was a member of the Legion, Masonic Lodge and a ham radio operator’s club. He married Margaret Waddell on September 15, 1939 at the United Church manse in Battleford. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; three sons, Brian, Kimberly and William; and two daughters, Gloria Daschuk and Bonnie Wheeler.

WALKER – Dillon Brent Walker, a newborn infant, died July 17, 1993 in a Saskatoon Hospital. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. He is survived by his parents, Brent and Darlene; a sister, Adriana of Preeceville; grandparents, Steve and Roseanne Pasiechnik of Preeceville and Winston and Esther Walker of Endeavour.

WALKER – Fred Walker, 88 of Sturgis and formerly of Tadmore, died May 11, 2000 in Preeceville. Funeral service held at Grace United Church. Born on Feb 19, 1922 in Plumus, MB he attended Corofin School in the Sturgis district and farmed his entire life in the Tadmore area. He married Mary Phillips on Oct. 26, 1952 at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. He is survived by his wife Mary; two sons, Russell and Sheldon; a daughter, Dianne (Donald) Harris of Regina; and six grandchildren.

WALKER – George was born on October 21, 1877 in Austria. He was of German descent. He came to Canada in 1899, and because he could read and write very little, he soon lost contact with his two brothers and three sisters. He married Sabina in 1905 in Winnipeg. They farmed at Plumas, MB for nineteen years and were blessed with eleven children. George came to Sask. in 1924 and worked for the CNR. He rented a farm in the Norway district and brought his family from MB. George passed away in May 1946.

WALKER – Margaret Letitia (nee Waddell) Walker, 84 of Preeceville and formerly of Chilliwack, BC, passed away on June 2, 2004 at Preeceville Lions Hostel. Service held at the Trinity United Church. Born on March 12, 1920, in Sintalulia, SK to Joseph and Julia Waddell, she attended Red Pheasant School. She married Clifton Walker on September 15, 1939. Her husband worked with the CNR, but took a leave to serve in the air force. When the war ended, he returned to the CNR and they lived in 28 communities throughout Sask. and BC before retiring in 1979. Predeceased by her husband Clifton, four brothers, Vernon, Edward, Allan and Sidney; a great-grandson, Warren McGregor; she is survived by three sons, Brian of Fraser Lake, BC, William of Vancouver and Kim of Yorkton; two daughters, Gloria Daschuk of Preeceville and Bonnie Wheeler of Chetwynd, BC; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

WALKER – Mary Walker passed away on October 14, 2012 at Regina General Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral service held at Grace United Church in Sturgis. Mary was born Mary 21, 1934 on her parents farm at Lady Lake. She was the eighth of 11 children born to William and Katie Phillips. Mary attended school at Sunny Brae. After her school years, Mary worked on family farms and babysat. Mary met Fred Walker working at the farm and they were united in marriage on Oct. 26, 1952. Mary was an avid vegetable and flower gardener as well as a member of the Sturgis Horticultural Society. The Walker home was a place of welcome for all and coffee was always on. Mary’s meticulous nature was evident in her yard, home, baking, crafts, quilting, bingo and gatherings with family and friends. Predeceased by her husband Fred on May 11, 2000; brother’s Ruffie, Billy, Fred, Arthur, Johnny and sister, Annie. Mary is survived by her sister hazel; brothers, Mike, George, David; a daughter Dianne (Don) Harris; sons Russell (Cheryl) and Sheldon (Janet); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

WALKER – Ray Preston Walker,76 of Endeavour, died on April 26, 1989 in the University Hospital at Saskatoon. Funeral service held in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Born on July 7, 1912 at Quill Lake, he was educated at Twin Creek. He farmed in the Quill Lake district until 1957. He worked in logging camps and did some trucking until his retirement at the age of 65. He belonged to the Golden Club at Clair, SK. He and Beatrice Simmons were married at Quill Lake on September 10, 1936 and were separated since 1957. Predeceased by his parents, Earle and Elizabeth Walker, a brother, Clyde, he is survived by two sons, Winston of Endeavour and Aaron of Evansberg, AB; four daughters, Marguerite Hilier of Trenton, Kathleeen Mynberg of Islay, Sharon Fontaine of Callahoo, AB and Ethel Luchinski of Marwayne, AB; four brothers, Harry of Snow Lake, Roger of Quill Lake, Johnny of Nanaimo and Franklin of Fort Saskatchewan; five sisters, Dorothy Arneson of Westlock, AB, Pansey Folk of Barrie, ON, Ruby Weston of Kelowna, Francis Erikson of Cranberry Portage, MB and Clara Nelson of Saltcoats; 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

WALKER – Sabina was born in 1885 in Tschernowetz, Austria. She came to Canada with a cousin, while young and found employment as a housemaid in Winnipeg. Here she met George Walker and they were married in 1905. They first lived at Plumas, MB and then in 1924 moved to Saskatchewan after her husband passed away in 1946

WEBERG – Halvor B. Weberg died at his home at Reserve, SK. on Feb. 3, 1971. Funeral held at Preeceville Funeral home. He was born at Park River, N.D on January 19, 1883 to parents Ole P. and Gustava Weberg. He moved to Canada about 1903 and worked as a carpenter and painter on elevator building. He was also a trapper. In the summer of 1933 he and his daughter, Loreena, drove to the Worlds Fair at Chicago by dog team, towing a cart made on four small bicycle wheels. He stopped at Preeceville on his way and sold pictures to help finance the trip. Predeceased by his wife Loise in 1936, he is survived by two sons in British Columbia, Clifford and Harold; and three daughters, Loreen Kelly and Mrs. Frank Murphy both in B.C and Violet (Harry) Landstrom of Nokomis, SK.

WEEKS – Guy Philip Weeks was born on April 14, 1874 at Livermore, Iowa. His parents were Johnson Fisher and Kate (Roy) Weeks. His mother died when he was 3 years old and his father died when he was seven. He was raised by his grandparents, Phocian and Margaret Weeks. When he was 14 his grandparents died and he was on his own. He became a sheepherder in S.D. He had the misfortune to have his right arm severely injured in a hunting accident and it was necessary to amputate just about the elbow. He moved to Kennebec, SD and worked as a cowboy breaking range horses. Here he met his wife, Matie Etta Armstrong. They began farming on his homestead in the area of White River. Guy came to Canada in July 1908 and filed on a homestead. He returned to the States and sold his land there. They farmed until 1946 and then retired to Tadmore. Mr. Weeks passed away on May 21, 1959.

WEEKS – Matie Etta (nee Armstrong) was born on April 2, 1885 at Ridgeway, Iowa. She married Guy Weeks in July 1902. They farmed in the White River Kennebec area. Her husband came to Canada and filed on a homestead in the Tadmore district. In 1908 Mrs. Weeks and her children Emmett and Vera arrived in September to join her husband. She was one of the founders and a charter member of the Corofin Ladies Aid for 45 years. After her husband died, Matie lived with her son Everrett until her death on June 28, 1966.

WEIKLE – Harvey Odellon Weikle, 62 of Preeceville, passed away March 24, 1973. Funeral held in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born in the Sturgis district, where his parents farmed, he served six years overseas with the Canadian Armed Forces. On his return he was employed by the Sask. Co-operative Creamery at Preeceville and later worked for the Preeceville Union Hospital. He retired in 1970. Predeceased by his father, Harry in 1942 and his mother in 1933, a sister, Blanche Hearn of Okla in 1949 and a brother and sister in infancy, he is survived by his wife, Hilda formerly of South Australia; a son, Robin; a brother, James of Preeceville and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Soderlund of Preeceville. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Preeceville Branch was in attendance and pallbearers were his nephews.

WEIKLE - Hilda Weikle, 78 of Smithers, BC and formerly of Preeceville, passed away on February 27, 1998 in Smithers. She was born April 30, 1920 in South Australia and immigrated to Canada. She began work at the Theodore Hospital in 1949. Upon her graduation as a licensed practical nurse, she obtained work at the Preeceville hospital. She married Harvey Weikle in June 1952. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church women’s group and the hospital auxiliary. She moved to Smithers in 1976. Predeceased by her husband, Harvey in 1973, she is survived by a son, Robin (Louise) of Cayley, AB; a brother, John in Australia; three sisters, Ruth, Nell and Sylvia, all of Australia; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

WEIKLE – James Melvin Weikle, 93 of Lintlaw and formerly of Preeceville, died on Dec. 23, 1998 in Kelvington Hospital. Funeral service held from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born May 20, 1905, in Sturgis, he was raised on the farm and received his education in Sturgis. He farmed for several years at Sturgis and Lintlaw then operated a dray business and livery stable in Lintlaw. He was also the mail carrier to Stove Creek and worked for the Sask. Wheat Pool for 15 years. In 1938, he married Violet Anderson. The couple retired to Preeceville in 1969, then moved to Lintlaw in 1991. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Frances Fiell and Mavis Igelsrud, both of Calgary and Eileen Vansdal of Lintlaw; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

WETTERLUND – Beatha Josephina Wetterlund, 80 of Sturgis passed away on December 15, 1970 at the Preeceville Hospital. Funeral service held at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born in Halland, Sweden, she married John Frederick Wetterlund in 1920 and came to Canada the same year. With the exception of a six-month visit to Sweden in 1952-53, she had resided on a farm south of Sturgis. Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by a son, Nels at home; five daughters, Ingeborg Medlang, Birget Beatty both of Sturgis, Margaret of Fort Smith NWT, June Hladky of Medicine Hat and Emmy Amy of Conquest; two brothers in Sweden; a sister in Californian and 14 grandchildren.

WETTERLUND – Elizabeth "Betty" Wetterlund, 81 of Sturgis, died on September 1 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Funeral service held at the Lutheran Church in Preeceville. Born on June 10, 1922, in Gourock, Scotland, Elizabeth Webster spent four years in the air force as an instrument technician before immigrating to Canada in 1958. She stayed with relatives in the Bredenbury and Muskora Lake area. Her first job was at Croll’s in Yorkton. She worked for a summer in Banff and then was a receptionist and chair-side assistant for the late Dr. Yoholnitsky in Yorkton. In June 1971, she married Nels Wetterlund and they farmed south of Sturgis. Eventually they purchased a house in Sturgis and spent the winters in town and summers on the farm. She participated in a number of organizations including Corofin Ladies Aid, horticultural Society, Read Club and the Gateway twirlers. Predeceased by her mother Daisy in 1943, her father Alexander in 1967 and a sister, Anne Smy in 1998, she is survived by her husband, Nels.

WETTERLUND – John, at the age of 24 sailed from Sweden to the States in 1907. He worked in a gold mine in Colorado and then came to Canada and filed on a homestead, south of Sturgis. Late in the fall of 1919, he returned to Sweden and on April 13, 1920 he married Beatha Nilsson. They immediately returned to Canada and took charge of the Holbrook ranch of which he was a partner. When the partnership dissolved they moved in 1935 to John’s original homestead. Their children were daughters, Ingeborg, Birgit, Margaret, June and Amy; and a son Nels. John remained on his homestead until May of 1968 when he passed away at the age of 85.

WHITE – Anna Bella Ellen (nee Gunn) was born in 1872. She married Arthur White in 1891. They lived in the Devils Lake area where her children were born: Harry, George, Dolly, Margaret, Arthur, Violet, Mabel and Wilfred. They moved in 1910 to a ranch near Reserve and in 1912 to the Etoimamie School district so that the younger children could attend school. Mrs. White died in 1959.

WHITE – Arthur White came to the Devils Lake area in 1884 where he ranched. In 1891 he married Ellen Gunn. In 1910 he purchased PeeWee Ranch near Reserve. There was no school close by so in 1912, they moved to Etoimamie School district. Mr. White died in 1928.

WHITE – Harry Donald White 86 of Sturgis, died on November 16, 1978 in St. Elizabeth Hospital at Humboldt. Funeral service held Preeceville United Church. Born at Balcarres, which was then in the Northwest Territories, he spent early years near Devil’s Lake, now known as Good Spirit Lake, an near Reserve where his parents ranched. He later homesteaded south of Endeavour. He married Jennie Olivia Safia Anderson in 1925 in the Preeceville United Church. In 1934, the family moved into Endeavour where they resided for 25 years. Harry and Jennie then returned to farming in the North Prairie district for a few years prior to retiring and moving to Sturgis. Following his wife’s death in 1975, he moved to Bethany Village at Middle Lake. Also predeceased by three sisters Margaret, Mabel and Dolly; he is survived by two sons, Donald of Saskatoon and Clinton of Regina; three brothers, Arthur and George of Weekes and Wilfred of Hinton; a sister Mrs. Violet Downs of Preeceville an seven grandchildren.

WILDEMAN – Krystal Wildeman age 3, of Thompson, MB, passed away April 16, 1981 in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Funeral was held April 22nd in St. John Lutheran Church, Preeceville. She was born May 11, 1978 at Thompson to parents, Mel and Karen Wildeman. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Andre and a sister, Cheryl, both at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Bailey of Preeceville and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wildeman of Tisdale.

WILGOSH – Helen (nee Antonio) Wilgosh was born January 15, 1919 in the Ketchen district. She married Nick Wilgosh and they farmed together. She moved to Preeceville following his death and two years ago became a resident at the Lions Hostel. She passed away on Sept. 10, 1999. Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Mary Antonio; her husband, Nick; four brothers, John, Mike, Dan and Metro; one sister, Annie; she is survived by a brother Adam.

WILGOSH – Shelly (nee Bilan) Wilgosh passed away suddenly on July 10, 2006 at the age of 40. She was born in Winnipeg to Howard and Flo Bilan on August 31, 1965. In 1967, the family moved to Buchanan and in 1968 moved to Stenen, where Shelly attended school until age 11 and then moved to Preeceville in 1976, where she completed her schooling. She married Kevin Wilgosh on July 5, 1986 in Preeceville. They were blessed with two sons, Adam and Jessy. Shelley was a master of many jobs throughout her life. She attended Marvel Hair College and owned her own salon in Buchanan. A farm wife, who loved gardening and flowers, she operated a farm family business selling chickens and eggs. She worked as a floral arranger at a flower shop in Preeceville and worked for Big Sky Farms and in September 2005 she took on a new job which was rewarding and fulfilling to her at Preeceville Group Home where she thoroughly enjoyed the staff and clients. Funeral services were held at the Preeceville Legion Hall, with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. She is survived by her husband Kevin and their two sons, Adam and Jessy; her parents Howard and Flo Bilan; brothers, Kelly (Sandy), Curtis and Trevor (Colleen); her sister Tanya (Brian).

WILLIAMS – Grace Williams was born April 11, 1921 at Indian Head, to Nellie (nee Reader) and Ed Obleman. Her family lived at various places in Southern Sask. including Roulear until, at the age of 13, she moved with them to Hazel Dell, where they had taken a homestead. Grace was the oldest of 5 children and times were hard for everyone, but Grace still had happy memories of her childhood years. Grace married Patrick Williams on October 8, 1941 in Lintlaw Anglican Church. Pat left that Dec for overseas to fight in World War 2 and was gone for almost four years. Grace remained on the homestead for a year during which their oldest daughter Marie was born. She then moved with her family to Moose Jaw where she worked in Swift’s MeatPacking Plant for a time. Their daughter Margaret was born while in Moose Jaw. When Pat returned, they eventually moved to their farm near Hazel Dell, which they purchased through the VLA. They resided there for 22 years and another daughter Linda and a son Tom were born there. They then purchased a house in Preeceville when Pat’s health was declining due to severe arthritis. Grace had worked very hard on the farm, raising a large garden, doing all the bookkeeping, milking cows, raising poultry and pigs an caring for their children. Once in Preeceville Grace continued to work first at the Turkey Ranch and then babysitting several children through the years. Grace and Pat traveled extensively with friends – to BC several times and also to the States. Grace also volunteered her time through the years as well. She was active in the Anglican Church all her life. She and Pat belonged to the Young Farmers Club and she and Vera Bashforth formed a 4-H Club, which was active for many years. Grace continued to reside in her own home until she passed quietly from this life sitting in her own easy chair at home on January 18, 2008. Grace was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings; sisters, Mary and Louise, brothers, Bill and Ted and by her husband Pat in Oct 1990. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children; Marie (Steve) Demetrow of Preeceville, Margaret (Don) Jones of Yorkton, Linda Pearce of Surrey, BC and Tom (Lyla) of Gruthal, MB; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

WILLIAMS – Patrick (Cronin) Williams was born in 1904 in Dublin, Ireland. When he was a year old his father passed away. In 1906 he came to Canada with his mother, Margaret Cronin and they settled in Winnipeg. In 1914 his mother married T. L. Williams, who took a homestead in the Okla district. Patrick attended school in Winnipeg for four years and then Lodi School after their move, until 1918. He had two half sisters, Gladys and Agnes. Patrick took a homestead near Okla in 1925 and worked out for farmers. In 1941, he married Grace Obleman. He joined the army in 1941 and went overseas, returning in 1945. In 1947, he purchased land through the V.L.A. and farmed until 1968 when he and his wife retired to Preeceville. His children are Marie, Margaret, Linda and Tom. Pat died in 1990.

WIWCHAR – Angeline (nee Stachiw) Wiwchar, 75 of Preeceville, passed away on March 19, 2001 at Preeceville Hospital. Born on September 21, 1925, in Preeceville, she attended Orangevale School, southwest of Preeceville. She married Mike Wiwchar on Oct. 14, 1944 at the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. They farmed in the Halycry district until retiring to Preeceville in 1981. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl and Ksena Stachiw, her husband Mike in 1992; she is survived by three brothers, Mike and Peter Stachiw both of Preeceville and Orest of Niagara Falls; two sisters, Pauline Serhan and Josie Kwasnicia, both of Preeceville.

WIWCHAR – Mike Wiwchar, 79 of Preeceville, died on June 24, 1992 in the Preeceville Hospital. He was born March 7, 1913 in the Preeceville district, the son of Andrew and Anne Wiwchar. He was educated at Halycry School. On October 4, 1944, he married Angline Stachiw at Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. He farmed his family homestead until 1981. He was trustee of Halycry School and caretaker of the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Church. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew in 1940 and Anne in 1972 and two brothers, Nick 1982 and Peter 1920. He is survived by his wife; two brothers, John (Bernice) of Saskatoon and Harry (Mary) of Yorkton and a sister May Oshust of Calgary.

WOLFENDEN – James Robert was born in Oldham, England, November 6, 1881 and came to Canada with his wife Jane Ann and family in 1911 and settled in the Canora district. On February 13, 1915, James responded to the call of his King and country and enlisted with the 45th battalion in England and France. He spent three years in active service and was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service. He was discharged February 1918. He returned to his homestead 1.5 miles south of Preeceville. In 1935 he moved to Preeceville. They had one son Joe and a daughter Dorothy. James passed away August 30, 1936.

WOLFENDEN – Rachel (nee Tetlock) Wolfenden, 78 of Swan River and formerly of Preeceville and Lynn Lake, passed away on May 11, 1984, in the Swan River Hospital. Funeral service held in the Preeceville United Church and burial in the Preeceville Cemetery. Born on April 1, 1906 at Canora, she was the daughter of Henry and Dora Tetlock. She received her education in the Preeceville area and was married to Joseph Wolfenden. Predeceased by her husband in 1955, she is survived by a son, Bob of Maitland, ON; a daughter, Joan Kuby of Swan River and a grandchild.

WOODHOUSE – Allane B. (nee Holmgren) Woodhouse, was born in 1928 in Preeceville, the only child of Beatrice and Allan Holmgren. Her father returned to Sweden shortly after her birth and she was raised by her mother. She received her education in Preeceville and then trained as a nurse in Saskatoon City Hospital, graduating in 1950. She married Gordon Woodhouse of Prince Albert and they had one son, Douglas. Allane died in 1951, and was buried in Preeceville.

WOODWARD – Jennie (nee Yanchinski) Woodward, 80 of Naicam and formerly of Preeceville, died on October 23, 1993 in Preeceville Hospital. Born on March 23, 1913 in Preeceville, she was educated at Beaver Falls School, Naicam High School and the Saskatoon School of Art. She was a business woman, who at various times owned a beauty parlor, a general store and a shoe store, as well as farmed at Preeceville and later, Carrot River. She married in July of 1940. She was a member of senior groups in Naicam and Rocky Mountain House, AB, where she spent her winters in recent years. Predeceased by her mother, Julia Yanchinski in 1924; her father Stephen Yanchinski in 1940 and a brother, Raymond in 1989, she is survived by two daughters, Marlene Taylor of Endeavour and Jacquie Harty of Rocky Mountain House; a brother, Waldemir Yanchinski of Naicam; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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YACISHYN – Ann (nee Kwasnicia) Yacishyn passed away November 18, 2010 in Winnipeg, after a brief illness. She was 92 years old. The funeral service was held at Trinity United Church in Preeceville. She was born on her parent’s homestead in the Chechow district, just outside of Preeceville. She was the fourth of eight children. She attended Chekow School until she was 14, when she was needed at home after her mother became ill. When she was 19, she went to Red Lake, ON where she lived with her sister Myrtle’s family and worked as a waitress. She returned to her parent’s farm a few years later and married Nick Yacishyn, whom she had known since childhood, on November 18, 1941. They settled on a homestead that was located a mile-and a half from both their parents’ farms and spent their married life there until Nick passed away in 1997. Ann continued to reside on the farm until 2007. They had six children, Paulette, Tom (Marilyn), Bob, John (Leslie), Phillip and Bonnie (Dave). Ann’s grandchildren were a joy to her; she was blessed with eight, Krystal, Koralee, Shannon, Twyla, Thomas (Lisa), Jason and David. She also had five great-grandchildren, Wake, Rachel, Wilder, Colin and Fisher. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Nick and sons, Phillip and Bob and granddaughter, Kara. Ann enjoyed playing cards and socializing.

YACISHYN – Nickalos Samuel. Funeral service for Nickalos Samuel Yacishyn 79, of Preeceville, who died on May 21, 1997 at the Preeceville Hospital, was held at Trinity United Church. Born on May 22, 1917 in the Chekow district, he attended Chekow School. He farmed in the Preeceville area for 50 years and did carpentry work. He married Ann Kwasnicia on November 18, 1941, at Chekow Church. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Alexandra, six sisters, Pauline, Mary, Stella, Julia, Jenny and Ann; four brothers, Steve, Bill, Peter and Mike; and one granddaughter; he is survived by his wife Ann Yacishyn; four sons, Tom (Marilyn) of Edmonton, Bob of Preeceville, John (Leslie) of Calgary and Phil of Saskatoon; two daughters, Paulette and Bonnie both of Winnipeg; one sister, Minnie Dmytriw of Saskatoon, and eight grandchildren.

YACISHYN – Philip Nickolas Yacishyn passed away on April 20, 2002 in Saskatoon. He was born in Preeceville on January 21, 1951. He was predeceased by his father Nicholas in 1997 and his niece Kara Nickarz in 1981. Philip leaves to mourn his passing his mother Ann, his sisters Paulette and Bonnie; brothers, Tom and wife Marilyn, Bob and John (Leslie); Philip was a quiet, reserved man who expressed himself through his artistic ability. As a young man he enjoyed drawing and woodworking. Until his health failed, Philip worked on the family farm and with C.N and Terraine Construction. Funeral was held at Trinity United Church.

YACISHYN – Robert Terrance Yacishyn of Preeceville passed away November 5, 2007 after a lengthy and determined battle with renal failure and cancer. Bob leaves his mother Ann, sisters, Paulette and Bonnie (Dave) and brothers, Tom (Marilyn) and John (Leslie) He was born on September 12, 1945 in Preeceville and left home at 17 to work with C.N. In 1967 he went to work in Alberta in construction. He lived in Edmonton until the early 90’s when he returned to the family farm outside of Preeceville, where he lived until his death. Bob’s passion was horses of which he raised many. He loved to read, tell stories and spend time with his dog, Buck. He was a great cook as well. Another thing Bob was gifted at was being an uncle. He was very special to his nieces and nephews, having a unique relationship with each of them. They in turn cherished their Uncle Bob. Above all, his cheerful and giving nature made him a wonderful friend and neighbor. He was always there to help someone split wood, round up cattle, or even swap jokes.

YACYSHYN – Steve was born September 28, 1903 in the Hryhoriw district. He attended Hryhoriw School and worked on various farms in the Buchanan district. In 1932, he purchased a farm south of Preeceville and in 1943, he married Nellie Glowatski in Buchanan. They were active members of Olesha Church. After 42 years, they retired to Preeceville. Steve became a resident of the Lions hostel in Dec. 1996 and passed away on February 17, 1998. Predeceased by his parents, Leon and Irene (Rehaluk), three brothers, Bill in 1972, John in 1974 and Philip in 1980; three sisters Irene, Julia and Mary, and an infant daughter, Hazel in 1940, he is survived by his wife, Nellie; a son Victor (Evelyn) of Preeceville; two daughters, Gena (Mike) Kosheluk and Bernice (Mike) Antonichuk; a brother Mike Yacyshyn of Vancouver; two sisters, Stella Williams and Ada Dziaduck, both of Kamsack; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

YANCHINSKI – Julia Yanchinski was born in the Ukraine in 1883. She immigrated to Canada in 1908, with her two-year-old son, Waldemir to join her husband Stephen, who had come to Canada two years previously to homestead in the Preeceville district. A son, Moyer Raymond was born in 1911 and a daughter, Jennie in 1913. Julia passed away in 1924.

YANCHINSKI – Waldemir Volodymyr Yanchinski of Naicam, passed away November 8, 1993 in Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson. Funeral held in Betheny United Church Naicam. Burial in Preeceville Cemetery. He was born December 20, 1907 in the Village of Tovste, southwestern Ukraine. In 1910 he emigrated with his mother, Julia to the Preeceville area, where his father, Stephen had a homestead. After his mother’s death in 1924, he went to Normal School in Saskatoon, receiving his teaching certificate in 1926. That same year the family rented the farm at Preeceville and moved to a farm near Naicam. During the depression, he taught school in Preeceville, Quill Plains, Naicam and Buchanan areas as well as in the Yellow Creek School district, where he was promoted to principal. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1936. He continued to teach until the death of his father in 1941, when he took over management of the family farm. He retired from farming in 1977 and moved into the town of Naicam. He enjoyed curling, cross-country skiing, canoeing and reading. For many years he wrote for and was president of the Blue Jay magazine for birdwatchers. His love of travel took him to the Grand Canyon, Europe, the Brussels World fair of 1958 and the New York World Fair. He went on a photographic safari to Africa and the Holy Land. the Arctic Circle, Soviet Union, the South Seas, Australia, New Zealand, the Orient and California He supported the United Church, the Naicam curling club and many nature conservation organizations. He conducted nature tours, talks and slide shows for the school children of Naicam and surround districts.

YASINSKY – Nickolas Thomas Yasinsky of Preeceville and formerly of Smokey Lake, AB., died December 6, 1987 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral service held at Trinity United Church. Born on October 10, 1918 in Smokey Lake, AB, he was educated in the area. On April 12, 1958, he married Esther Johnson at the United Church at Quesnel, BC. Predeceased by five sisters, Katie, Olga, Sophia, Rosie and Lillian; three brothers, Victor, Tom and Mike; he is survived by his wife, Esther; four sons, Dennis of Edmonton, and Donald, Leonard and Daniel of Preeceville; a daughter Debbie of Preeceville; two brothers, Peter of Edmonton and John of Kimberly, BC; five sisters, Sophia Bottoms of Edmonton, Mary Fedorvich of Edmonton, Jenny Thibault of Vancouver, Josie Gould of Yellowknife an Olga Hodge of Edmonton; and three grandchildren.

YAYECHNICK – Stella (nee Gulka) Yayechnick age 51, of Snow Lake and formerly of Preeceville, died on March 8, 1981 at Snow Lake. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville. Born at Preeceville in 1929 to Mary and John Gulka, she received her education at Beaver Bluff School. In 1946, she married Steve Yayechnick in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. She was a member of the Order of the Royal Purple. Predeceased by hr parents, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Ed and David, both of Fort McMurray, AB; a daughter, Pearl Galiz of Snow Lake; five brothers Nick of Preeceville, Paul of Regina, Marvin of Edmonton, Ed of Lloydminister and Lawrence of Sherwood Park, AB; three sisters, Elsie Hycha of Tadmore Lena Hladyboroda of Quill Lake and Delores Carnie of Edmonton; and six grandchildren.

YAYECHNIK – Steve Yayechnik, 62, of Invermay and formerly of Snow Lake, MB and Flin Flon, died on July 17, 1984 in the Melville Hospital. Funeral service held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville. Born January 15, 1922 in the Ketchen district, he also received his education there. On August 10, 1946, he married Stella Gulka at Preeceville and they made their home at Flin Flon until 1962, when they moved to Snow Lake. He worked as a hoist man for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. until May 31, 1982, when he retired and moved to Invermay. A musician, he often entertained residents of the Gateway Lodge nursing home, either playing violin or accordion. Predeceased by his wife on March 7, 1981; his father in 1946; his mother in 1949 and two brothers, Malcolm in 1933 and Mike in 1980; he is survived by a daughter, Pearl Galiz of Snow Lake; two sons, Edward and David, both of Fort McMurray; three sisters, Annie Derin of Preeceville, Sophie Gulka of Invermay and Nellie Korchinski of Canora; a brother, Nick of Spencer’s Bridge, BC; and six grandchildren.

YURKIW – Joseph was born in the Mikado district on December 29, 1902, the fifth child of Samko and Waselyna Yurkiw. His father died when he was about 6 years old. His mother moved with the family to the Endeavour area. When the CNR put the railway through Endeavour, he worked on the dragline. In 1936 he began as section-man for the CNR maintenance of Way. This employment took him to various places in northern Man. and SK. He retired after 31 years of service. He married Julia Dotchuk on November 23, 1935. They made their home in Endeavour except for a three-year period when they lived at points in MB due to his job with the CNR. They had three children: Donalda, Samuel and Marilyn. Joseph passed away on November 10, 1987.

YURKIW – Julia (nee Dotchuk) Yurkiw passed away peacefully on June 20, 2010 at the Norquay Health Centre. She was born on December 15, 1913 in the Endeavour district to parents Anna and Metro Dotchuk. Sister Nellie and her brother Nick predeceased her in infancy, sisters Katie Procopis, Elizabeth Nisbett, Pauline Cavadas, Janet Gowler and brothers Joe and David. She is survived by sister Lena Moniuk, brothers Peter and Donald Dotchuk; daughters, Donalda Yurkiw, Pauline Paymond, Marilyn Yurkiw and son Samuel (Bonnie-Lynn) Yurkiw and several grandchildren.

YURKIW – Mary (nee Stratechuk) Yurkiw passed away at the long-term care in Canora on April 20, 2009 at the age of 96. She was born on the farm in the Sturgis district on September 23, 1912 to George and Sophie Stratechuk (Kosmenko). She attended Brookview School for 7 years. She then went to work for John and Ally Prekaski. She married Metro Yurkiw on June 16, 1932 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Lady Lake. They farmed 4 miles east of Endeavour. She and Annie Czornobay cut cordwood on the farm. On April 25, 1935 a son Willard was born. They moved to Endeavour in 1939, where Mary had a little store. She took care of elderly people. She was president of the Ukrainian Hall for 7 years. On May 13, 1947 a daughter Shirley was born. They sold the house and bought a mobile home. She looked after her husband (who was bedridden) for a few years, until he was taken to the Preeceville Hostel. She and her son continued to live in Endeavour. Later they moved to Preeceville. She later went to the Canora Hospital. Her son went to live with Carl/Dianne Fialkowski on the farm. Mary is survived by her son Willard, son-in-law Carl Fialkowski, 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister Pauline Yaremchuk of Endeavour. She was predeceased by her parents, daughter Shirley, her husband Metro and a brother Bill. Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery.

YURKIW – Metro Yurkiw was born on March 12, 1908 in Endeavour to Wasyl (Bill) and Ann (nee Shaimakh) Yurkiw. He was educated at Brookview School. He homesteaded in 1927 in the Endeavour district and in 1931 east of Endeavour. He was a blacksmith, trapper, woodcutter and farmer. He married Mary Stratychuk on June 16, 1932. He was a resident of the Preeceville Lions Hostel for 2.5 years. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church and the Endeavour Senior Centre. Metro passed away March 27, 2005. Predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Shirley in 1987, brothers Demetro, Ywan, Michael, Jake and Peter; sisters Maria, Michelina and Lucy, he is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Willard of Preeceville; one brothers Steve of Swan River; two sisters, Nellie Todosichuk of Endeavour and Olga Todosichuk of BC; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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ZARAZUN – Pauline (nee Pankevich) Zarazun was born on February 2 1914, in Preeceville to Joe and Dora Pankevich. She attended Hryhoriw School. Pauline married Peter Zarazun in Canora on November 8, 1931. She passed away at the age of 90, on May 2, 2004 at the Preeceville Lions Hostel. Burial was in the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Predeceased by her parents; her husband Peter, a daughter, Sylvia in infancy and two brothers, Harry and Walter, she is survived by a son Glen (Florence) of Edmonton; three daughters, Shirley Syrota of Regina, Bernice (Bill) Myskiw of Winnipeg and Nady (Elmer) Mushamanski of Valleyview, AB; two sisters, Stella Bucy of Winnipeg and Mary Tkatchuk of Preeceville; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

ZARAZUN – Peter was born in the Amsterdam district in 1908. He married Pauline Pankewich in 1931. In the spring of 1935 they moved to a farm in the Hassan district. To get extra cash Pete acquired a tractor, breaking plow and grain separator and went custom working for farmers. In the winter he worked in the porcupine Forest Reserve. They raised four children, Shirley, Glen, Bernice and Nady. Peter passed away in 1973.

ZAWERUCHA – Mary (nee Tratch) Zawerucha, 83 of Buchanan and formerly of Preeceville, passed away March 23, 1981 in the Canora Hospital. Funeral held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church and burial in Preeceville Cemetery. Born in 1897, in the village of Ewanivka, in Western Ukraine to Carl and Palania Tratch, she received her education at the village school. In 1920, she married Nick Zawerucha. He husband came to Canada in 1926 and bought a farm in the Halycry district. Mary, with two children, Mike and Bernice came to Canada in 1932. They lived on the farm until 1960, when they retired and moved to Preeceville. Following her husband’s death in 1966, she remained at Preeceville until 1974, when she moved to Buchanan, where she took up residence with her daughter, Bernice. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church choir at Preeceville. Predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Roman, Nikola and Fred, and her husband, she is survived by three sons, Mike of Toronto, Eugene of Winnipeg and Walter of Preeceville; two daughters, Bernice Mula of Buchanan and Elaine Bank of Calgary; a brother, Joseph in Poland, a sister Annie Chopty of Thunder Bay, ON; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

ZAWERUCHA – Mike was born in 1884. He married Paraska Owchar in 1913 and they farmed. Together they raised a family of 13 children: Katherine, Bill, Metro, Tom, Paul, Sam, John, Mary, Nettie, Anne, Walter and Nick. Mike passed away in 1961.

ZAWERUCKA – Nick was born in the village of Evaniwka, Trembowlia Country, Western Ukraine. He served in the Austrian army during the First World War. In 1920 he married Mary Tratch. In 1926 Nick came to Canada, leaving his wife and two children behind. He worked for the railway and as a farm labourer clearing land. When he had earned enough money he purchased land from his brother Harry. His wife and children joined him in 1932. In 1938 and again in 1952 he purchased more land. They had five children. Mike, Bernice, Walter, Elaine and Eugene. In 1965 Nick and Mary retired to Preeceville. Nick died in 1967.

ZAWERUCKA – Walter was born at Buchanan, the third child of Nick and Mary Zawerucha. He attended Halycry and Preeceville Schools. After leaving school he helped his parents on the farm. He was part of a country band, playing the fiddle. When his parents retired to Preeceville he took over the farm. During the winter months of 1966-69 he worked at the Windsor Hotel in Buchanan and from 1970 to 1973 at the Century House in Preeceville. On August 24, 1974 he married Hazel Wolkowki. They spent the winter of 1974-75 in Regina and then moved back to the farm southwest of Preeceville. They raised four children: Mark, Craig, Larissa and Chantel. Walter passed away in 1996.

ZAWYRUCHA – Sam Zawyrucha passed away October 7, 2012 at the Humboldt Hospital at the age of 88. He was born on March 23, 1924, to Mike and Pearl (nee Owchar) Zawyrucha in Preeceville. He grew up on the family farm and attended Holycry Country School in the Preeceville district. On Jan 15, 1955, he married Violet Pearson in Preeceville. Together they raised a family of seven children. Sam worked as a grain buyer at Hazel Dell for five year and in 1957 he changed careers and worked at the gold mine in Mattson, On, for 10 years as a Station Engineer, then at Esterhazy Potash Mine for three years. In 1969, they moved to Viscount where Sam was employed at Noranda Potash in Colonsay for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, curling, camping and cooking. Sam will be remembered by his wife of 57 years, Violet; his children, Percy (Gloria), Agnes (Tom), Terry (Corinne), Deborah (Ron), Brenda (Greg), Leslie and Dale (Tara); 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brothers, Paul and Nick; four sisters, Mary Enquist, Nettie Moskwa, Anne Hopkins and Eva; He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Pearl, five brothers, Walter, Tom, Bill, Metro and John; one sister Kate Chormomitz. Funeral service held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel in Humboldt and burial in Preeceville Cemetery.

ZAWERUCHA – Walter Zawerucha, 62 of Preeceville, passed away October 9, 1996 in Preeceville Hospital. Born on June 10, 1934 he was educated at Halycry School and Preeceville High School. He took over the family farm in 1960 after his parents retired and moved to town. During winter months and spare time he worked in the Windsor Hotel in Buchanan, Century House in Preeceville, construction of houses in Regina, and Wally’s Inn in Invermay. He married Hazel Wolkowski on August 24, 1974, at Rama Ukrainian Catholic Church. After living in Regina and Preeceville, they moved to a farm southwest of Preeceville. He was mostly grain farming, until his illness in March. Predeceased by his father, Nick in 1966; his mother Mary in 1981; a sister Bernice in 1984 and a brother Michael in 1990, he is survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons, Mark of Bismarck, N.D and Craig of Regina; two daughters Larissa and Chantel, both of Preeceville; a brother Eugene (Shirley) of Winnipeg; and a sister, Elaine (Lawrence) of Calgary.

ZELENY – Hafia Zeleny, 91 of Swan River and formerly of Preeceville and Pelly, died on December 7, 1993 in the Swan River Personal Care Home. Funeral service held in All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was born on February 13, 1902 in Sifton, MB. she moved with her parents to a farm in the Vesna/Arran district. In 1919, she married William Zeleny and they farmed at Pelly. In 1942 they moved to Preeceville for their retirement years. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Later on, due to ill health, she lived with her daughter Ann and son-in-law Martin Woloshyn of Kenville, MB. She later became a resident of the Swan River Personal Care Home and lived there for 10 years. Predeceased by her parents, Panteleymon and Anna Hromyk; her husband William; a daughter, Mary; two brothers, Mike and Bill and three sisters, Nellie Duda, Pearl Syrnik and Jennie Chernoff, she is survived by a daughter, Ann (Martin) Woloshyn of Kenville; a stepbrother, John Martyniuk of Regina; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

ZIMMER – Ed Zimmer passed away suddenly on October 9, 2007. Funeral service was held from Trinity United Church in Preeceville. He was born July 7, 1938 in Lady Lake, SK. to John and Emily (nee Fialkowski) Zimmer. He received his education at Usherville and the Sunny Brae school. He married Minnie Chopty in 1961 and they lived at Elbow. In 1968, he and his family moved to Preeceville, where they made their home. Ed worked numerous places in his life. He started out in the oil rigs, then road construction building the Gardner Dam and then for the Preeceville RM. In 1980, he went into the John Deere business until his retirement. Ed also enjoyed farming throughout his life. He was involved in curling and ball and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, George, Bill, Joe, Tony, Pete and Frank. He is survived by his loving wife, Minnie; son Kerry (Kim); daughters, Kristie (Russ) and Kim (Lori); sisters, Rose Wardle, Mary Buckle and brother Dave (Marj). Ed leaves to mourn his loving grandchildren, Justin, Amber, Katie, Sarah, Janelle, Emily, Ethan and Josh.

ZUK Mary (nee Pysemny) Zuk passed away peacefully at Preeceville long-term care home on June 29, 2011 at the age of 93. She was born on November 2, 1917 to Steve and Sophie (Maslinski) Pysemny. She was raised in the Amsterdam district and attended Antonio school. On Oct 19, 1939 she married Bill Zuk and moved to the Norway district. Together they farmed until 1979 when they built a home and retired to Preeceville. She belonged to the Preeceville Homemakers Club and volunteered at the Tourist information Booth. She enjoyed dancing, singing and playing cards. She is survived by her son, Wilfred (Linda); daughter Phyllis (Lowell) Snodgrass; sister, Doris Jaman, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Zuk – William "Bill" was born May 24, 1915. He came to the Norway district, south of Preeceville in 1936, with his brother Steve. He married Mary Pysemny of Canora on Oct. 19, 1939 and they settled on their farm. They had two children, Wilfred and Phyllis. They retired in 1979, after 40 years on the farm, and moved into Preeceville. Bill died March 10, 2008 and is buried in the Preeceville Cemetery.







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