BAAN - Gordon. On Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Gordon Baan passed away suddenly. Survived by his wife, Cheryl; three sons, Gerrit (Rayna Gunvaldsen), Christopher (Suzanne Beaucamp), and Bryan; Gordon's mother, Hilda Baan; two sisters, Deanna (John Matai) Hachkewich, Lucille (Willie) Sentes and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 28, 2003 at St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, Sask. with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating.
BAAN - Harry. On Thursday, October 5, 2000 Harry Baan, late of Punnichy, Sask., passed away at the age of 93 years. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
BAAN - Hilda Martha (nee Limbach) Baan passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the age of 89. She is predeceased by her husband, Harry Baan; parents, Karl and Carolina Limbach; son, Gordon Baan; sister, Minnie DeYong; brother, Carl Limbach and son-in-law, Ernie Hachkewich. Hilda is survived by her loving family, daughters, Deanna (John) Matai and Lucille (Willie) Sentes; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Baan; 13 grand children and 23 great grand children; sisters, Clara Johnston and Esther (Kurt) Hengstler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Raymore United Church, Raymore, SK with Maryann Grand officiating. Interment will follow the luncheon in Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, Sask.
BEAL - Laura Matilda (nee Tady). After a short, sudden illness at the age of 86, Laura Matilda Beal passed away peacefully on February 1, 2009, at the Prince George Regional Hospital. A long-time resident of the Saskatoon area, she moved to BC to live with her daughter Linda and her family after losing her husband of 55 years, Percival "Buster", in January 2008. Laura grew up on her family farm near Punnichy, SK in a family of three. Her relationship to her remaining brother Fred was important to her until her passing day. As a schoolteacher, she taught in numerous schools within Saskatchewan. An example of her incredible memory for detail was the way she would remember prior students' birthdays over sixty years later. She enjoyed working in a craft store for the year prior to settling into the role of farmer's wife and homemaker in 1952. She was never afraid of hard work or of trying something new. More than anything else in her life, Laura was dedicated to her family. She invested all of her love into her family, and the dividends of that love were beyond measure. She was always patient, gentle, and steady, and her common sense and level-headed approach to life was always reassuring to those around her. She especially enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, handiwork, crafting, and reading (later by audio). Though reduced eyesight and a walker marked her later years, she always maintained a positive disposition and had a smile for everyone she met. These traits, along with her willingness to accept whatever life brought without complaint, will remain an inspiration to her family and friends. It is impossible to put into words how much she will be missed and what a void she already leaves in our lives. We already have stories we want to share with her. We know we will always speak of her with smiles and miss her with tears. She was a remarkable woman. She leaves behind her two daughters, Linda (Mike) and Judy; as well as three grandchildren, Michael, Katerina, and Steven Liss. She is also survived by her brother, Fred Tady and her sister-in-law, Kathleen Beal. Besides her husband, Laura is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Fred Tady; and her sister, Gladys. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, officiated by Rev. Donna Wilson. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BELLEROSE - Lorne James, April 1936 - Dec 2003. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a dear husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Lorne James Bellerose at the age of 67 years. Lorne was born on April 2, 1936 in Punnichy, SK., to Joe and Annabel Bellerose (nee McNab). Lorne is survived by his loving wife Gladys; his brothers George Bellerose and Mike (Glenda) McNab; his three sisters Bernice Desjarlais (Richard), Vera Bellerose and Olive (Louis) Vandale. His sisters-in-law Sophie Nowicki, Margaret Kitsch, Sandra Piche (Denis), Elizabeth Gray; his brotherin-law, Albert Sass (Lynne) and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Lorne was predeceased by his beloved parents, his sister Eileen and brother Howard. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church 1380 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK., with Rev. Pedro Aldea, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Prayers will be said on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina.
BELLEROSE - Michael Leonard it is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike, late of Punnichy Sask. on December 28, 2006 at the age of 56 years. Mike leaves to cherish his memory his loving children - Reg, Brad, Max & Sherry and his grandchildren, and neices and nephews. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his companion Irene and his two sisters Linda & Janice. Mike also will be remembered and cherished by his aunts and cousins from B.C. - Aunty Alma, Joyce, Margaret, Adele and Theresa. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Anne Bellerose and his daughter Alisa Bellerose. Mike was a talented man. His influences and wisdom will be missed but never forgotten. His spirit lives on in which we will be forever positively touched by his all too short presence in all our lives. Mike is remembered by all who knew him as a quiet, caring, loyal and reliable man, a good man and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. He was a man of catholic interest ranging from auto body work, mechanics, horses, sports and good food just to mention a few. Family life for him was limited but important to him. The funeral service will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mary Queen of Hearts Church in Lestock Sask. on January 31, 2006. Prayers at 7 p.m. on Saturday January 30, 2006. Michael was cremated and his remains will be inferred at a later date.
BENCZE - Annie passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2001 with her family by her side. She was born March 3, 1917 in Lestock, SK. Annie was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1979, by her parents George and Gizzela Lendvoy; her brothers George, Michael, Vincent, her sisters Helen Benko, Elsie Grosse and Mary Levy. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughters Celena Ulledal of Kelowna, BC, Viola (Lavern) Voldeng of Saskatoon, SK and Barb (Tom) Labas of Saskatoon, SK and their families; sister Velma Kosa of Raymore, SK and brother Alex (Margaret) Lendvoy of Regina, SK, nieces and nephews and all of her special friends whose hearts she touched. Annie was a warm, kind and generous soul to everyone she met. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and residents of the Raymore Silver Heights Special Care Home for their care and friendship for Annie. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and hospital staff at the Royal University Hospital and St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit. The Celebration Mass will be held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gary Lindenbach and Rev. Fr. T.B. Roy from St. Albert The Great Catholic Church in Punnichy, SK. Rite of Committal will follow in the Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, SK.
BENKO - George. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George Benko of Regina, SK. (formerly of Punnichy, SK.) on Sunday April 20, 2014 at the age of 75. George was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Mary Benko. George will be remembered by his wife of 52 years, Marlene the love of his life. He will also be lovingly remembered by his five children and their families, Glenda (Lorne) Schlosser and their children Mike and Justine (Matt); Pamela and her children Zachary and Mackenzie Foss; Tracy (Kevin) Stener and their children Davin, Taryn, and Brett; Brad and his son Chayton; Jason (Angela) and their children Charlee and Jayden; sister Mary (Fernie) Senft, brother in-law Glen (Pat) Denham, sisters in-law Sandra (John) Callan, Elaine Bernakavitch, Charlene (Norman) Kish, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday April 26 at 11:00 am; St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Punnichy, SK. Interment at Punnichy Cemetery; lunch to follow at Punnichy Hall.
BENKO - Matthew "Max" of Punnichy, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2005 at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Pauline of 46 years, children Dean (Nancy), Derek, Nicole, Brett Benko. Sheena (Randy) Tyrone, Tenneyl Keep. Tim (Laurie) Evan, Janayea, Chelsie Benko. Janice (Rory) Savannah, Blasia, Taya, Cruz Cain. Also survived by brothers and sisters Margaret, Agnes Hall (Greg), Gabe (Shirley), Frank, Julian (Maureen) Helen Osbourne (Gil), Irene Merk (Vern) Gord (Sharon) and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Albert The Great R.C. Church, Punnichy.
BENKO - Mary Katheleen (nee Tuttosi), of Silver Heights Special Care Home, Raymore, Sask, formerly of Punnichy, Sask, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband Anton; parents, John and Helen Tuttosi; brothers, John, Steve, George and Tony; and sisters, Rose and Elizabeth, Mary is survived by her daughter Mary (Fernie) Senft; her son George (Marlene) Benko; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and her sister Theresa. A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Tompkins Funeral Home, Wadena, Sask., at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at the Punnichy Cemetery at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2011.
BENKO - Steve Peter passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Luther Special Care Home, Saskatoon, SK. at the age of 90 years. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Anne; son Albert (Jean) of Punnichy; daughters Elaine (Stanley) Angielski, Linda Ritchie (special friend Pat) of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Todd (Susan), Aaron (Janice), Troy (Kelly) Benko, Shawn (Jennifer) Ritchie, Andrea (Shawn) Colborn; great grandchildren Ryan, Anna, Kaitlyn, Colette and Jillian Benko. He is also survived by one brother John Benko of Terrace Bay, Ont; one sister Margaret Bugyi of Southey, SK and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary Benko, 5 brothers and 8 sisters, and son-in-law Eugene Ritchie. In 1914, Steve was born the twelfth child of fifteen, in the Cupar District. He married Anne Jakabffy in 1938 and settled in Punnichy where he farmed and they operated a general store. In 1995, they moved to Saskatoon where they made their home to the present time. Steve was a caring and gentle husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who had a great love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing and curling in his earlier years. He will be sorrowfully missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We love you very much and may you rest in peace. The family wishes to thank Dr. J. Yelland and Staff at Luther for their special care and attention given to Steve during his stay in the home. Vigil of prayer will be held on Thursday, October 28th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel (311-3rd Ave. North, Saskatoon). The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, October 29th, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish (110-104th Street West (Sutherland) Saskatoon) with Monsignor Len Morand celebrant. The Rite of Committal will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Saskatoon.
BENTZ - Joseph August, born August 15, 1935, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2005, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69. He was predeceased by his mother Martha, father Philip, sister Katherine, father-in-law Steve Bulka Sr., brother-in-law Herman Schultz, sister-in-law Josie Bentz. He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 47 years; daughters, Brenda (Tom) Perkin, Michael, David and Kristine, Karla (Gary) Eckel, Tyson, Jordan & Steven; sons, Logan, Blair (Lorie), Colin, Brendon, Caitlin, Courtney & Kelsey, Bradley (Denise), Dylan, Braden, Damian & Blaze; one brother George (Mary Jane); 3 sisters, Helen (John) Senft, Phyllis (Garry) Horn, Hilda (Ron) Stagg; 4 brothers-in-law, Joe (Margaret) Bulka, Steve (Maria) Bulka, George (Dorothy) Bulka, Frank (Shirley) Bulka; 3 sisters-in-law, Anne Eggleston, Yolanda Schultz, Elizabeth (Garry) Macza; mother-in-law Rose Bulka; many nieces and nephews. Joe grew up and farmed in the Dickens district until 1991 when they moved to Punnichy. He still helped with the farming and pursued his passion of buying, raising and training horses. A visitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at St. Albert Church in Punnichy. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Albert Church in Punnichy SK with Fr. Peter Thang Nguyen celebrant. Interment to follow at Punnichy Cemetery. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Integrated Care Facility for the wonderful care Joe received during his illness.
BENTZ - Philip B. On Sunday, March 21, 2004, Philip Bentz of Raymore (formerly of Punnichy) passed away peacefully in the Lestock hospital at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his wife Martha in 1996; a daughter, Katherine Horvath in 1961; a daughter-in-law, Josie Bentz in 1998; a son-in-law, Tom Levar in 1999; four brothers and three sisters. Survived by two sons, Joe (Mary) of Punnichy and George (Mary Jane Dornstauder) of Leross; three daughters, Helen (John) Senft of Punnichy, Phyllis Levar (Gary Horn) of Coquitlam, B.C. and Hilda (Ron) Stagg of Winnipeg, MB.; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Flora of Raymore, Ida (Bob) of Calgary and Jacqueline (Joe) of Moose Jaw; one brother-in-law, Jack Schlosser; numerous nieces and nephews, and many good friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2004 from 7:30 9:00 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at St. Albert's Church in Punnichy, SK. with Fr. Peter Thong Nguyen, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Punnichy Cemetery.
BERETI - Rosie Ann Bereti passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 89 years. She is predeceased by her parents Louis and Rose Bereti, four sisters, and eight brothers. Rosie will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, and friends. Rosie was born on the family farm in the Arbury District (near Cupar) on January 10, 1925. She later moved to Punnichy, SK where she lived until moving to the Cupar Nursing Home in 2000. Rosie enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and being with people. She was always a very positive person who would brighten everyone's day. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Cupar, SK with Rev. Msgr. Reymundo Asis, Celebrant.
BEYER - Barbara Joan (nee Wiltshire) Beyer, Fillmore, Sk formerly of Punnichy On Monday, June 25, 2012, mom peacefully left us to be reunited with dad, Fritz Beyer, her siblings, brother Stanley (Eveleen) Wiltshire, sisters Betty (Douglas) Mahoney, Josephine (Henry) Green, Patricia (John) Soroka, brother-in-law (Hans) Jennie Beyer, and sister-in-law (Freda) John Schoen. Mom was born in England on October 19, 1915. She immigrated to Canada in 1928 with her parents George and Mary Wiltshire and her three sisters. Her brother Stanley stayed in England. They settled in Maidstone. Later mom took a job in Punnichy and married dad. She is survived by her three children Lawrence (Mae) Beyer and Family (Punnichy), Betty (Steve) Hovind and Family (Fillmore), Joseph (Sherry) Beyer and Family (Balgonie). Special thanks to Dr. Gibbons and staff for the excellent care given to her during residence at the Fillmore Health Center. Special thanks to all family and friends for their visits, cards, letters and phone calls. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Private Family Interment to follow at Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, SK.
BLISS - Dorothy Irene (nee Brown) passed away at the Weyburn Special Care Home on November 25, 2010 at 93 years of age. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Sydney and Annie Brown, her husband George, her son Georgie, and her two brothers, Hector and Roger. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Brown of Saskatoon, her nephew, Sidney (Marsha) Brown of Saskatoon, and two nieces, Sylvia Bartz of Nanaimo, BC, and Eleanor (Wally) Beck of Calgary, AB. Dorothy was born on May 13, 1917 at Watrous to Sydney and Annie Brown, the youngest of three children. Her mother died when she was three years old. Two years later, in 1922, her father moved the family to Punnichy, SK. When her father died in 1939 Dorothy remained at home taking care of the household for her two brothers, Hector and Roger. She worked as a domestic for families in the area, at the Punnichy hotel and restaurant and in the Gordon Indian School. She also took in boarders to supplement her income. After the house was sold Dorothy moved to Regina for awhile. Dorothy moved back to Punnichy and on November 17, 1944 she married George Bliss. Their son, Georgie, was born in 1946. In 1951 they moved to Regina where Dorothy worked at McGavin’s Bakery. In 1953, George and Dorothy moved to Weyburn. Dorothy worked in a hotel and various restaurants: Town 'n' Country, El Rancho, and Malley’s Gold Tone. She spent many years working for Jack and Jean Hulbert and Dan and Elsie Lindskog. Dorothy would also cook for farmers during harvest season. Dorothy liked anything to do with creation, flowers and animals. She loved music, played the piano and was a band member in Weyburn for many years. She liked to sew by hand and always had a project on the go. Dorothy enjoyed company and was particularly fond of children. She had a deep love for the Bible and enjoyed sharing spiritual truths with others. In 1992, Dorothy dedicated her life to God and served as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to the time of her death. Interment was held on Monday November 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn. A service of remembrance for Dorothy was held on Monday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Weyburn with Mr. Arnold Kozak, officiating.
BROWN - Mary Phyllis Betty (nee Jones) August 26, 1914 - January 5, 2012. Betty Brown of Punnichy, SK passed away at age 97 in Saskatoon on January 5, 2012. Betty is survived by her children, Sylvia Bartz, Eleanor (Wally) Beck and Sidney (Marsha) Brown; grandchildren, Wendy Jones, Chris Beck, Dena Beck, Rebecca (Mike) Lees and Matthew (Jalynn) Brown; great grandchildren, Kyler Powney, Carson Lees, Autumn and Easton Brown. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Wilfred and Mary Jones; her husband of 60 years, S. Hector Brown; brother, Clayton Jones; sister, Kathleen Forsberg; brother-in-law, Roger Brown; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bliss. Betty was born and raised in Raymore, SK. She completed her schooling in Semans, SK, winning the Governor General's award in Grade 12. She met Hector in the late 30's and they married in 1940. They took over the telephone office in Punnichy and ran it together, 24 hours a day for 27 years. Her greatest joys in life were family, church and community. She was a devoted wife and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children. Over the years she served in many capacities on numerous community boards and committees including Brownies, 4-H, History Book, Luthi House and the museum. She served St. David's Anglican Church faithfully for 40 years and lived her faith. Many, many people in the Punnichy district were recipients of her kindness when ill or in need. She was a kind and gentle lady with a strong spirit, and was an inspiration to the end. A Service will be held in Punnichy in Spring 2012. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross in her memory. The family would like to sincerely thank the Luther Special Care Home nursing and support staff for the excellent care Betty received while she was living in their facility. Her final words to family members were If I live another day, a week or a month, I've had a good life.
BUGRY - Clara Anita (nee Degenstein) passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2006 at the Extendicare Sunset Home in Regina. Clara was born December 1, 1926 in Punnichy, SK. Clara was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Jacob Degenstein, her 6 brothers Alex, Frank, Joe, John, Art, Tim and 4 sisters Caroline, Lena, Rose and Ella. Clara is survived by her husband of 54 years William (Bill) Bugry of Extendicare/Sunset, son Gerald, daughter Sheila Sentes and grandsons, Dwayne and Brent all of Regina. She is also survived many sister and brother-in-law's and numerous nieces and nephews. Clara and Bill lived in Punnichy and later moved to Regina. Memorial with interment of ashes will take place at a later date at the Punnichy Cemetery.
BUGRY - William "Bill" passed away on Monday, July 24, 2006 at the Extendicare/ Sunset Home in Regina. Bill was predeceased by his parents Mary and Mike, his wife Clara of 54 years, and one brother Steve. Bill is survived by his son Gerald, daughter Sheila Sentes and grandsons Dwayne and Brent all of Regina, his brother Ray of Calgary, and four sisters, Anne, Lee, Nel and Julie all of Ontario. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Bill was born on May 1, 1922 in Poland. At an early age he immigrated with his brother Steve and mother to the Punnichy area, where his father had immigrated to a few years prior. In the early 40's he worked in a gold mine at Pickle Lake Ontario and after a couple years returned to Punnichy to farm. Later on, Bill started work as a butcher in Punnichy and continued for several years. After this he explored some business opportunities before he settled into his insurance business in Punnichy in the mid 70's where he also served as a Justice of Peace for nearly 20 years. He and his wife Clara later moved to their home in Regina. A memorial service will be held for Bill and Clara at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Chapel, at 2180 23rd Ave., Regina, Sk. on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Interment of ashes will be held Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Punnichy Cemetery.
CHERWINSKI - Cecelia (nee Yonkman). The loving family of Cecelia Cherwinski wish to announce her passing on Thursday, May 31st, 2007, at the age of 86. She leaves to mourn, her children; Les (Dianne) Cherwinski, Evie Barabash, Cora (David) Molloy, Joan (Kevin) Curtis, Richard Cherwinski, grandchildren; Tim, Jack, Russell, Leanne, Brent, Jason, Shelly, Chelsey, Richard, Kathy, Danielle, Garrett, Natasha and great-grandchild; Holly. Brother; Dick (Elise) Yonkman. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Cecelia was predeceased by her husband; Tony on May 31st, 1995, parents; Richard Yonkman in July 1974, Bertha Yonkman in July 1960, brother; John Yonkman in 1991, sisters; Mary Glasman in 2001 and Bertha Schlosser in 2003. Cecelia enjoyed farming and animals. She was a great cook, took great pride in gardening and especially loved birds. She loved all her children unconditionally and was the best Mother anyone could ask for. She will be sadly missed and remembered with love always. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 4th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Albert the Great, R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK. Burial to follow at Punnichy Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of LEE FUNERAL HOME.
CHRISTOWSKI - Emelia "Emily" Stanislawa of Yorkton, SK. Passed away suddenly at the age of 67. Emily was born on March 20, 1935 in Punnichy. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Lena Christowski. Emily will be dearly missed by her special friend Walter Spilchen and lovingly remembered by her children Darrel (Debbie) Kajati of Regina, Cindy (Greg) Bugyi of Wishart, sisters Lillian Johnson of Thunderbay, Ontario, Isabelle (Alex) Reed of Moose Jaw, and several Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 30, 2002 at 1:00 pm at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Wynyard. Arrangements are entrusted to Tompkins Funeral Home, Wadena.
CHUDYK - Andrew (August 19, 1933 - June 25, 2013). Following a courageous battle with cancer, Andrew Chudyk of Punnichy, SK, passed away at the age of 79. Andrew is predeceased by his parents, Onufrey and Mary Chudyk, his brother Mike Chudyk and brothers-in-law Peter Wasyluk, Fred Yewsuk, Leslie Kajati and Joe Kajati. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, son Dean (Debbie), his brother John (Jean) Chudyk , sister Emily Wasyluk as well as his sister-in-laws, Helen (George) Bratushesky, Mary Yewsuk, Elizabeth Kajati and numerous nieces and nephews. Andrew was born in Masefield, SK and early in his life he moved with his parents to the Punnichy area. Raised on the homestead, hard work and farming was Andrew's passion and he never left the farm life to venture in any other direction. On May 18, 1957 he married Margaret and the two of them ran a successful mixed farming operation. Andrew quickly grew his cattle stock to be one of the largest herds in the area. As much as the cows were a headache to Andrew, they were also his pride and joy. Andrew's stubbornness usually prevailed over that of the cattle. He raised cattle his whole farming career and in February 2013, with great difficulty, he sold off his cattle. Andrew will be forever missed by his family and friends. Those that knew him well will miss the strong, colourful character we have loved over the years. A memorial service will be held at the Stone Church near Wishart, SK, on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
DOBRA - Helen (nee Pascu). We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother at the age of 100 years. Helen Dobra passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, July 17, 2011. She was born in Arbury, Saskatchewan on November 9, 1910. Helen was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Dobra; her parents Constantine and Mary (Laslo) Pascu; stepfather Dan Cuciran; brothers, Constantine, George and John Pascu; stepbrothers, Phillip and Bill Cuciran; sisters Anne Zaremba, Jean Johnson and Rosella Anderson; and granddaughter Deanna Stolz. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children, George (Anna) Dobra, Doreen (George) Fefchuck, Marlene (George) Paranuik and Geraldine (Larry) Krienke; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and 5 great-greatgrandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Helen moved to the Kayville district with her parents in 1911. In 1931 she married Nicholas Dobra and together they farmed in the Kayville area for over 60 years. After Nicholas' passing in November 1990, Helen continued to live in her home until age 91 at which time she made her home with her daughter Doreen and son-in-law George. In 2008 Helen moved to Parkside Extendicare and resided there until her passing. The family would like to thank everyone at Parkside Extendicare for the wonderful care given to Helen during her stay there. Funeral Service will be held at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar Street, Regina on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
FAZAKAS - John (August 1, 1920 - October 13, 2010). It is with great sadness that the family of John Fazakas, late of Raymore, SK, announces his peaceful passing on October 13, 2010 in Regina, SK at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary in February 2008; his parents Peter and Barbara Fazakas; son Johnny Fazakas; daughter Elaine Petras; brothers Andrew (Jean) and Steve (Margaret) Fazakas; sisters Julia (John) Sich and Annie Fazakas; and in-laws. John is lovingly remembered by his family, son George Fazakas (Joan Vass) of Raymore, SK and their family Tina (Cory) Monz, Lola (Russ) and their children Jordan, Dalton and Amara Suchy, Fabian Fazakas, Vanessa (Jamie) Sebastian and their children Taylor Fazakas and Brayden and Tavayn Sebastian, Priscilla Fazakas and Bianca (James) and their daughter Bailie James Buresh; son Louis (Val) Fazakas of Camrose, AB and their family Chyrss (Rick) and their children Tanner and Carter Schachtel and Cameron (Ange) and their children Mona and Leyton Fazakas; children of the late Elaine (Myron) Petras and their family Mark (Tammy) and their daughter Addyson Petras, Lori (Sean) and their children Layne and Brendan Riordan and Cheryl (Leigh) and their daughter Olivia Wilson; daughter Linda (Bryan) Petras of Kelliher, SK and their family Scott (Charlene) and sons Kaden and Chey Petras, Randy (Kelly) and their sons Kody and Karter Petras and Amanda Petras; son Eric (Janel) and their daughter Maraya Fazakas of Brooks, AB; in-laws; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. John was born on August 1, 1920. He attended school at Ravensberg, SK. He married Mary Kuhar on April 25, 1945. They raised their six children on the farm in the St. Mary's district. In 1971 they moved off the farm to Punnichy, where they lived for 15 years. In 1986 they built their new home in Raymore. Before Mary's passing, John made a new residence at Silver Heights Care Home. A prayer service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 717 1st Avenue, Raymore, SK on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Raymore, SK on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. John will be laid to rest alongside his wife Mary at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.
FAZAKAS - Mary Ann (nee Kuhar) April 13, 1924 - February 5, 2008. It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Fazakas, late of Raymore, SK, announces her peaceful passing on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Kuhar; son Johnny Fazakas; daughter Elaine Petras; niece Eileen Kuhar; brother Joe Kuhar and brothers-in-law Steve Hordos, Mike Wasylynuik and Alex Sebastian. Mary is loved and will be remembered by her husband, of 62 years, John Fazakas, of Raymore, SK; son George Fazakas (Joan Vass) of Raymore, SK and their family Tina (Cory) Monz, Lola (Russ) and their children Jordan, Dalton and Amara Suchy, Fabian Fazakas, Vanessa (Jamie) Sebastian and their children Taylor Fazakas and Braydon Sebastian, Priscilla Fazakas and Bianca (James) Buresh; son Louis (Val) Fazakas of Camrose, AB and their family Chyrss (Rick) and their children Tanner and Carter Schachtel and Cameron (Ange) and their children Mona and Leyton Fazakas; children of the late Elaine (Myron) Petras and their family Mark Petras (fiance Tammy), Lori (Sean) and their children Layne and Brendan Riordan and Cheryl (Leigh) Wilson; daughter Linda (Bryan) Petras of Kelliher, SK and their family Scott (Charlene) and sons Kaden and Chey Petras, Randy (Kelly) and their sons Kody and Karter Petras and Amanda Petras; son Eric (Janel) Fazakas of Lethbridge, AB; sisters Liz Sebastian of Saskatoon, SK, Rose Wasylynuik of Regina, SK and Vicky Hordos of Raymore, SK; sister-in-law Julia Kuhar of Westlock, AB; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was born on April 13, 1924 on the family farm in the St. Mary's district. She attended school at Mission Lake. She married John on April 25, 1945. They raised their six children on the farm in the St. Mary's district. In 1971, they moved off the farm to Punnichy, where they lived for 15 years. In 1986, they built their new home in Raymore where she resided until her passing. A prayer service will be held at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 717 1st Avenue, Raymore, SK on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Raymore, SK on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery.
FORDEN - Marlene Joy (nee Kirkland) passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 5th, 2005 at the age of 57. She is survived by her loving husband Ken Forden, Punnichy; children Brad (Carole Fujimoto) Forden, Ottawa; Shari Forden (Terry Phillips), Saskatoon; Lyle Forden (Janel Reinhart), Saskatoon; parents, Jack and Mary Kirkland, Unity; siblings, Clare (Lillian) Kirkland, Doris (Chris) Jackson, Stan (Margaret) Kirkland, Ann Kirkland (Boris), Kathy (Greg) Vezina; Ken's siblings and numerous nieces , nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents-in-law, Norman and Irene Forden and brother-in-law, Tom Forden. Marlene was born November 12th, 1947 in Wilkie, SK and grew up on a farm near Unity, SK. Motivated by her compassion to help others, she graduated in 1969 as a registered nurse from the Saskatoon City Hospital. Marlene married Ken Forden August 19, 1972 and together they farmed and raised a family near Punnichy, SK. She worked as a RN at the Lestock Hospital until 1986 when she was diagnosed with Mutliple Sclerosis. Not one to let things stop her, Marlene showed her strength, courage and zest for life in the way she dealt with all of the changes that she experienced due to MS. She was an individual known for her sense of humour, keen wit, amazing mind and love for numbers. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. The family expresses a thank you to the staff at the Parkridge Centre and the numerous homecare providers over the years. We also extend a special thank you to Twila Norheim for her loving care and attention. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Albert The Great Parish, Punnichy. Interment will follow at the St. George's Kutawa Church Cemetery, Punnichy.
FUHR - Florence "Flo" (nee Gettle) was born on December 24, 1932 in Punnichy and passed away peacefully on September 6, 2013 in Regina. Flo was predeceased by husband Victor; daughter Sharon; mother Jane Grand; father Jake Gettle; brothers Peter and Jeffrey; and sisters Joan and Alma. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Art (Pat), Brian, Larry (Nancy), Allen (Priscilla) and Ross; grandchildren Michael, Kristy, Kurtis, Eric, Matthew, Ryan and Autumn Fuhr; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Mike Gettle, Agnes (Jack) Folk, Walter (Terry) Grand and Marg (Dennis) Alberts; sister-in-law Donna Gettle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
GARBUTT - Sarah "Sally" Isabella (nee Birch) passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Silver Heights Special Care Home in Raymore at the age of 81. Predeceased by her parents David and Mary; husband Charles in 1992. Sally is survived by her daughters: Mary Anne (Leroy) Grand, Punnichy, Joyce (Ron) Lorenz, Raymore, Judy (Ray) Ursulan, Regina, Linda (Mike) Lorencz, Cupar; grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister Agnes and brother David; and many nieces and nephews. Sally was born on May 17, 1925 near Stranraer, Scotland and came to Canada with her family in 1926, and in 1927 her family settled north of Raymore on the strip and she took her schooling at Flanders School. She married the love of her life Charlie on January 5, 1944 and they farmed in the Lakewood Vale District. In 1976 they sold the farm and moved to Punnichy where she continued to work and retired from the North American Lumber Yard where she had become their first female manager. Sally was an active member of the community and always a helping hand to all that needed. She will be deeply missed. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK.
GRAESSLI - John, beloved husband, dad, grampa, brother, and uncle, passed away on March 24, 2001 at the age of 79. John was born December 27, 1921 to Elisabeth (Kanton) and Elias Graessli. Born and raised on the family farm, he attended Schiller school and then Punnichy school until grade 10. Together with his brother, Dave, they would do Custom Threshing and then later ran a Custom Combining operation. On June 30th, 1953 John married his wife of 47 years Elizabeth (Betty) Robinson and continued the family farming operation. John was a very private person who always took pride in his work. He was always meticulous in everything he encountered and his family came first and foremost. His family was his life and he always wanted and provided the best for them. He will be forever missed and loved. John is predeceased by his parents, Elias, and Elisabeth, father-in-law, Charles Robinson, sister Hannah Eliasson and half sister Mary Zeller, sister-in-law Kathleen (Dave), brothers-in-law Sidney Smith (Mac), Leo Eliasson (Hannah), Lawrence Weber (Margaret), Henry Hertz (Betty), Barry Robinson (Donna), and step-son Monty Robinson. John leaves to mourn his loving wife, Betty, sons Ryan (Kathleen), Peter, Myron, daughters Joyce (Garry) Horvath, and Dea, as well as his grandchildren, Dakari Graessli, Derek, Keith, and Mark Horvath, brother David, sisters Margaret Weber, and Betty Hertz, mother-in-law Dorothy Robinson, sister-in-laws Mac (Lawrence) Beyer, Pat (Stephen) Duplesis, Faye Mueller, Hazel (Gerry) McDuff, brothers-in-law Robert Robinson, and Edward Robinson, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Celebration of John's life will take place at the R.C. Church, Punnichy, Sk. on Wednesday, March 28th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sherran Shick officiating.
GRAESSLI - Kathleen (nee Ollinger), age 79 of Punnichy, Sask. passed away on October 15, 2000 at the Lestock Hospital. Kathleen was born April 17, 1921 in the Arbury district to Joe and Theresa Ollinger. She was one of 14 children. She attended Arbury School and worked at several jobs in the district. Kathleen married David Graessli on October 21, 1947. They have farmed in the Punnichy district until her death. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and visiting with her friends and children. Predeceased by her parents; brothers Joe, Sam and Frank; sisters Margaret, Elizabeth and Rose; brothers-in-law Lawrence Orban, Art Baker, Andy Petreny, Larry Flegel, Henry Hertz, Lorry Weber, Joe Breti, Leo Eliasson and sisters-in-law Hannah Eliasson and Theresa Ollinger. Kathleen is survived by her husband David; two sons Ron and Eric (Janice); granddaughters Christy and Amanda; great grandchildren Mariah and Rylan; sisters Theresa (John) Nagy, Ann (Gabe) Sebastian, Vera (George) Orban, Mary Flegel, Julia (Bert) Kramer and Helen Petreny; brother Andrew (Julia) Ollinger; sisters-in-law Elizabeth Ollinger, Margaret Weber and Betty Hertz; brothers-in-law John (Betty) Graessli and John Nistor; godmother Elizabeth Orban; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, Sask.with Rev. Richard Jasiak, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, Sask. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Church.
GRANT - John "Jack". On Tuesday, November 23, 2004, John "Jack" Grant, born 1926, of the Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar, formerly of Punnichy, Sask. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Edith Grant; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Nina Hall; brother, Bob Grant; In-laws, Stanley, Clarence, Ralph and Muriel Hall. Jack is survived by his wife Mildred; sons Brian (Ann), Herb (Sherry), Ken (Deb), Gordon (Leisha), Len (Susan), Cliff (Denise); daughter-in-law, Rita Grant. Grandchildren, Shannon, Brent, Jennifer, Jason, Jeremy, Josh, Erika, Jared, Janelle, Jalissa, Chris and Jenna. Also survived by in-laws, Margaret Grant; Therese, Ellen, Harold, and Joyce Hall; Ken and Thelma Barlow and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be celebrated in St. Albert the Great, R.C. Church, Punnichy on Saturday, November 27th, 2004 at 10:00am. Cremation with internment in the Punnichy cemetery. The Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the caring staff at the Shalom Nursing Home, Cupar, Sask.
GRANT - Margaret M. ON Monday, June 25, 2007 Margaret M. Grant, late of Raymore, SK and formerly of Punnichy, SK, passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Integrated Care Centre, Lestock, SK at the age of 82 years. She leaves to mourn her three sons: Wade and his children, Susan and April of Whitehorse, Yukon; James and his son, Alen of Regina, SK; Douglas (Joanne) and their children, Jackie, Scott and Michael of Regina, SK; one daughter Colleen (Wayne) Schneider and their children, Brande and Scott of Coquitlam, BC; 6 great grandchildren; brother Leonard (Mildred) of ON; special friends Allen and Leda and their children, Yvonne and Grant of Melfort, SK; sisters-in-law: Marianne McAfee, Esther McAfee and Mildred Grant and numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in Punnichy Cemetery with Pastor David Harrison officiating. Lunch will follow in the Punnichy Town Hall.
GWYNN - Mary Emily, passed away on December 19, 2003 at the age of 90. Mary is predeceased by her parents, Jim and Maude Gwynn, and her brother Henry. She is survived by her brother Bill (Mildred), her sister-in-law Ivy, her nieces and nephews, Judy Gwynn, Heather (John) Lavoie, Jill (Les) Toth, Jim (Judy) Gwynn, Deborah Gwynn, along with four great nephews, Todd, Rob, Brad and Brett and one great niece, Jennifer. Mary was born in Punichy, Sask. on Feb. 9, 1913. She graduated from Punnichy high School and went on to further her education in Regina. Upon completion of her secretarial course, she worked in Regina and mainly in Ottawa, where she was private secretary to Jules Castonguay (Chief Electoral Officer for Canada). Mary was a very active member in the United Church and was on the board and sang in the choir of Knox Metropolitan United Church in Regina. She enjoyed music, supporting and attending the symphony wherever she resided. She also enjoyed travelling and cruises and went on European and North American tours. Mary dearly loved her family and many happy times were spent on "Monument Hill" in Punnichy with her nieces, nephew and neighborhood children. Our sincere thanks to the staff at Stensrud Lodge for the care given to Mary while she was a resident there. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Saskatoon Funeral home with Rev. Ron McConnell and Joan Brown officiating. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date Punnichy.
GWYNN - William "Bill" (May 29, 1921 - December 22, 2010). With sadness, the family of our beloved Bill announces his passing at Extendicare Nursing Home on December 22, 2010. Bill is dearly loved and remembered by his wife of 66 years, Mildred; daughters Judy Gwynn and Heather Lavoie; son Jim (Judy) Gwynn and grandchildren Rob and Jennifer Lavoie and Brett Gwynn. He is also survived by many extended family members. Dad was born and raised in Punnichy, Sask. After graduating from Grade 12, he worked in his father's general store. When the war broke out in 1939, Dad joined the Air Force and was a Flying Officer based in Alberta and Manitoba. When the war ended he returned to Punnichy where he bought the store from his Dad and where he and Mom made their home and raised their children. Dad was always involved in the community being on local school, church and town boards. Mom and Dad sold the store in 1977 and moved to Nanton, Alberta where Dad sold life insurance for several years. After nineteen years in Nanton, their final move was to Saskatoon in 1996 to be closer to family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. from McClure United Church with Rev. Ron McConnell officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
GYORFI - Dallas (July 10, 1964 - October 16, 2012). It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Dallas, a father to Matt (Sarah), son to Helen and the late William, brother to Charlene (Darnel), Wayne, Darrel (Lenore), Sheila (Jim), Warren (Patsy) and Uncle to eight nieces and nephews. Funeral service at Punnichy Hall, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
HACHKEWICH - Alex. Funeral Services for the late Alex Hachkewich of Punnichy will be held Monday, July 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Alberts The Great, Roman Catholic Church, Punnichy.
HART - Edward A. A lengthy illness has claimed the life of Edward Hart, a pioneer of the Punnichy District. Born on the family farm 14 January, 1913, Ed attended Punnichy School until the age of 14, at which time he bagan his farming career. He married Pearl Derry in 1934 and after spending a year at the Church of Mazarene Bible school in Red Deer, Alberta, they returned to the farm where they raised five children. Contributing to the community through participation in agricultural and educational organizations, Ed was also recognized for his involvement in leadership training, conservation and preservation of local and regional history. Ed's health seriously declined after the loss of Pearl in May 2001 and he has spent the past four years in Golden Acres at Wynyard where he passed away on Thursday October 5, 2006. Left to mourn his loss are Elwood (Betty); Mervyn (Bev); Jim (Alice); Margaret and Bob; as well as twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Ed's deep Christian beliefs, his sense of fairness to all, his caring for each one of God's creations will live on in generations to come. Funeral service will be held at St. Albert the Great R.C. Church in Punnichy on Friday October 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by United Church minister Robin Shurman.
HART - Hattie Hart, born January 28, 1911 in Punnichy, SK, passed away in Regina on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her parents, George and Mary Hart; sisters, Hazel Gorham and Gertrude Pugh. Hattie is survived by her sister, Violet Winslade of Victoria, BC; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Heartfelt thanks to Cozy Manor Care Home for the wonderful care. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue with Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kitchen officiating. Interment in the family plot at Punnichy Community Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.
HART - Pearl Harriet (nee Derry). It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to Pearl Harriet Hart on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. Born to Roy and Jessie Derry on May 30, 1914 in the Bankend District, Pearl went to work in Punnichy where she met and married Ed Hart on November 5, 1934. To this union were born four sons: Elwood (Betty), Mervyn (Beverley), Jim (Alice), Bob; and one daughter, Margaret Korchinski. Survived by her husband and children, two sisters Edna Meakes and Stella Curtis, twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and son-in-law Emil Korchinski. Pearl was predeceased by her parents, one sister Leona Mathews, four brothers: Tom, John, Pete and Joe and nephews Tommy and Jack. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK with Sherran Schick officiating. Interment to follow in the Punnichy Community Cemetery.
HENGSTLER - Phyllis of Punnichy passed at Silver Heights Special Care Home, Raymore on July 15, 2007 at the age of 88. Predeceased by her husband Richard. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Margaret (Garfield) Hodgins, Bill (Angela) and Betty (Mark) Grosse, grandchildren Michael (Kim), Steven (Pam), Heather (Tyler), Amanda (Ryan), Heidi (Derek), Cara (Justin) and Matthew, sisterin-law Elsie Hengstler, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Friday July 20, 2007 at 2 PM from St. Albert The Great R.C. Church, Punnichy. Interment Punnichy Cemetery.
HOMPOTH - Joseph. It is with profound sadness and fond memories that our family announces the passing of Joe on Thursday February 18th, 2010 at the age of 74 years, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was predeceased by his parents Anton and Rose, step-mother Vera, two brothers in childhood, father and mother in law, Martin and Molly Tondevold, and stepbrother Ernie Biro. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Mardel (Tondevold), children, Stephanie (Keith) Bacon, Russell (Sara), Lavonne (Bryce) Rieder, Daniel (Joanne) and Jamie (Curtis) Morrison. Grandchildren; Lindsay (Curtis) Mazenc, Aron, Whitney (Chase), and Katie Bacon; Amy (Michael), Kendra and Jenna Rieder; Donovan and Molly Hompoth; Nash Morrison and great-grandson, Gavin Mazenc. Brothers; Louis (Emma), Frank (Koreen), sister Ann (Bill) Sutherland. Step sisters; Elsie Sapach, Ann (Steve) Ivan, Jeannette Biro. Brother in laws Raymond (Eileen), Vernon (Doris), Jerry (Bette), Sydney (Linda), Rodney (Verda) Tondevold, Sister in law Gloria (Marvin) Omoth, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was born in Punnichy SK, on March 19th,1935, where he attended school until grade 6. His family moved to Cloverdale B.C. where he attended school till grade 9, then back to Marigold school in Punnichy for grade 10, Campion College in Regina for Grade 11 and to Cupar for his graduating year. Joe started out his employment years at Buckwolds in Saskatoon. Next he moved to Uranium City where he worked in the mines. He moved back to Regina to work for SaskPower installing gas lines. It was at this time he purchased a new Studebaker which he used in courting Mardel. They were married October 6, 1962. On August 16,1965, Joe joined the Regina City Police Force, where he worked until 1976 when he and Mardel moved to Edgeworth to become full time farmers. Joe and Mardel were foster parents for 27 years and Joe drove the school bus for over 20 years. Joe and Mardel sold the farm in 1995 and they moved to Ogema. He kept some cattle and pasture that he loved to work away at until he sold the pasture in 2007. Joe was a member of the Ogema Golf Club and looked forward to Monday Night Golf, a member of the Ogema Seniors where he loved to play crib, whist or just do a little visiting, and also a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran Church and choir. Joe was a generous and caring man always available to help anyone out when they needed a hand. Joe loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. He loved to talk about his family and would often boast about his 100 first cousins. His family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital and the staff at the Wascana Grace Hospice for their compassionate care and support. Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 22nd @ 2:00 p.m. at the St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Ogema, SK, Pastor Pratchar officiating. Lunch will be served at the Ogema Museum Hall.
JASPER - Hattie Lucille (nee Beug). Hattie passed away peacefully on June 10, 2004 surrounded by loved ones. Hattie was predeceased by her loving husband George E. Jasper in 1986. She is survived by three children, Karen Ellis (Vern), Barry Noiles (Billie) of Calgary and Robert Noiles (Toby) of Livermore, California; three grandchildren, Twyla Ellis (Calgary), and Chelsi & Natasha Noiles (Livermore, California); her sister Beatrice (Fred) of Regina, SK (nee Beug) and numerous nieces and nephews. Hattie was born in Saskatoon, SK on July 24, 1924 to Max and Hedwig Beug. She grew up in Punnichy, SK where her family farmed then moved to Regina, SK. Hattie worked most of her life in the oil and gas industry, working for General Petroleums Drilling Ltd., which became one of the Westburne Group of Companies, where she retired as an executive assistant in 1983. She was a member of the Desk & Derrick Club of Calgary for over 20 years. Hattie was a very "positive person " with a happy outlook on life all of the time. She had a wonderful "wit " about her, endearing her to many friends. She will be fondly remembered for her smile and sparkling personality despite her battle with a brain tumour for 33 years. A Memorial Service will be held for Hattie at the Church of the Salvation Army, Glenmore Temple (921 68 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 18, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Memory Tea at the church.
JEAL - Marion Jessie (nee Roberts) passed from this life late Saturday evening, November 29, 2003, while a resident at Circle Drive Special Care Home. Her passing ended a valiant struggle with cancer and allowed her entrance into the presence of the Lord, whom she has loved and sought to serve for many years. She was born in a log house in the Wishart district on the homestead of her parents, John and Laura Roberts, February 8, 1909. She had a happy childhood, growing up with her four sisters on the family farm and attending country schools in the district. She attended Normal School in Saskatoon in 1926 at the young age of seventeen. She married Stanley Jeal in 1932 and they began a happy marriage that lasted until Stanley's death in 1991. They had 59 happy years together, 43 of them on their lovely Hillside location on the edge of Punnichy. This is where their children, Keith and Joyce grew up. After Keith and Joyce were grown and left home, Marion upgraded her teaching status and then returned to the career she loved so dearly and taught school until her retirement in 1975. She was a great lover of music. She played the piano, sang with her four sisters, her daughter, Joyce and she sang solos. Her great love of music led her to take violin lessions when she was 60 years old. She had a long, rich and full life. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Laura Roberts; her beloved husband, Stanley; her four sisters, Madeline (Carl Runyan), Doris, Florence (Clifford Hall) and Mildred and a great-grandson, Jared Benjamin Barker. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her son, Keith and wife, Arlene; their son, Lorne and wife, Barb and children, Brian, Keiren and Chelsea, Susanna; two sons, Nathan and Adon and husband, Sean; her daughter, Joyce and husband, Ben, their four children, spouses and their children, Dwight and Kiyomi and their children, Caitlyn and Ciara, Bruce and Bonnie and their children, Joshua, Troy and Danica, Cindy and Scott Matchett and their children, Ryan (wife Jackie) Tony, Myles and Makala, Tammy and her husband, Brent Barker; one sister-in-law, Ruth Nobel; one niece, Doreen Jeal and five nephews, Brian, Gavin and Murray Welch, Howard and Bernard Noble. The Funeral Service to be held at Punnichy Gospel Chapel on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, SK. A Memorial Service for the benefit of her many new friends in Saskatoon and Dalmeny district will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from Elim Tabernacle, 3718 8th St. East, Saskatoon, SK.
KACHUR William "Bill" passed away on January 21, 2011 at the age of 86. Bill was born in Punichy, Sask. on August 7, 1924. He farmed near Lanigan, moved to Saskatoon and later moved to Vancouver. He is lovingly remembered by his family in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Bill leaves behind four children Nancy Meyer, Cathy Rosenthal, Grant Kachur and Gwen Bull; and six grandchildren Joseph Rosenthal, Jackie Dengler and Brittany, John, James and Christina Bull. He is survived by his siblings Peter Kachur, Paul Kachur, Dan Kachur and Jean Young; as well as his former wife Beatrice Kachur. Bill will be remembered for his caring about his family, his beliefs about social justice and caring for others less fortunate. Bill had a passion for politics, opera and letter writing. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 11:00 am at Delta Funeral Home, Ladner, BC.
KAJATI - Joseph John Kajati (October 15, 1931 - July 14, 2012). On July 14, 2012, Joe Kajati, of Punnichy, SK, passed away at the age of 80. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Julianna and Gabriel Kajati as well as his brother, Leslie Kajati. He is survived by his children, Darrel (Debbie) Kajati, their children, Alyssia, Kelsey and Alison, and daughter Cindy (Greg) Bugyi, their children Jared (Chris Weber), Nevin, Ashtyn and Travis, sisters Helen (George) Bratushesky, Mary Yewsuk, Elizabeth Kajati and Margaret (Andrew) Chudyk and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was born in Coalhurst, Alberta and moved with his family to Punnichy where his parents farmed in the Kutawa district. As a young adult, Joe's early career was farming and operating JD Construction, a land clearing business. Years later as the land clearing business was slowing down, he took a job as a mechanic and worked for several years for Larsen and Richmond in Punnichy. After a few years in the auto repair environment he became concerned about his health and took on the job of caretaker at Punnichy High School where he worked for 26 years until his retirement. Joe welcomed the company of family and friends who came to visit him in his home. The chip bowl and candy dishes were always full. Joe had many interests and passions. He enjoyed watching ball games, coaching in his early years and also followed the Blue Jays faithfully. Joe kept active by cutting grass at the town cemetery and school grounds and working as a town councilor and as a Co-op board member. Family was very special to him and he wanted to ensure that his children and grandchildren were doing well and would insist on helping out wherever he could. Our dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend will be sorely missed. The family wishes to thank the many health care professionals, not limited to but including Dr. Abdulhadi, the many caring and dedicated nurses at the hemodialysis and the Allan Blair Clinic. A private memorial service for the family will be held in care of Tompkins Funeral Home, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The community is welcome to join the family at the Punnichy Hall after the service at 11:30 a.m.
KARPAN - Ada (nee Lewis) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Peter of 50 years; parents Robert and Rose Lewis; brothers Edwin and John; sisters Alice (in infancy), Anne Isbister and Helen Faulkner. Ada will be greatly missed by her children; Eileen Dawe, Elmsdale, N.S., Don (Elsie) Karpan, Regina, SK, Janet (Jerry) Hickey, Halifax N.S., and her grandchildren Kim (David) Sare and their children Evan and Andrew, Aaron (Michaeline) Karpan and their children Abigail and Emily and Brad Karpan and his daughter Steph Ebel; sister Jean Joncas; sisters-in-law Olga Karpan and Helen Swidrowich; brother-inlaw Ken (Helen) Rommings and numerous nieces and nephews. Ada was born on September 29, 1923 in Punnichy, SK. She graduated from high school and attended Business College in Regina. She loved to dance and play the piano. She worked at Simpson's until she married Peter on October 22, 1945. They moved to a farm near Borden prior to settling in town for the next 47 years. She was first a homemaker, but also sold Avon, worked at the Post Office and Foster's Store for a number of years. Ada was a member of the vestry at St. John's Anglican Church where she also taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and became a lifetime member of the ACW. Following Peter's death, she moved to Saskatoon in 1997 and remained active with church, friends and as a volunteer at Sylvan Learning Center. In 2004 she relocated to Regina to be closer to family and continued to make new friends, socializing, playing cards and enjoying most sporting events on TV. A celebration of Ada's will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1037 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. Friends are welcome to join family at the Interment at the Borden Cemetery on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
KELEMAN - Anne Kathleen (nee Sebastian), September 6, 1907 - October 13, 2002. Predeceased by husband John, infant daughters Kathleen and Elaine; son-in-law John Graham, granddaughter Gayle Keleman. Leaves to mourn children: Frank (Melba), Raymore; Fred, Punnichy; Val Graham, Calgary; John (Mary), Leduc, AB, Leonard (Leona), Ituna; Bob (Jane), Punnichy; brother Gabe Sebastian, Regina; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces, friends and caregivers at Silver Heights Special Care Home, Raymore where Katie spent her last seven years. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 17, at 2 p.m. from the Punnichy Roman Catholic Church, Punnichy. Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
KRALL - Alexander Carl, 1921 - 2007. On Friday, August 10, 2007 Alexander Carl Krall, late of Punnichy, SK. passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, James and Mary; brother, Carl; sister, Joan and infant son; Alexander is survived by his wife, Paulena; sons, Jerry (Sherry) and Stanley (Jean); daughter, Darla (Kelly); grandchildren: Scott, Chris, Lisa, Jason, Rodney, Bradley, Jessica, Brooklyn, Haley and Jayden; great grandchildren: Kelsie, Jared and Soniqua; step grandchildren: Sherilyn, Blair, Sharla, Brian and Christine; sister, Olga; aunt, Julia Katchur and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK with Rev. Peter Thang Nguyen and Rev. T. B. Roy, officiating. Interment will follow in Punnichy Cemetery, Punnichy, SK.
LAMHA - Anne Rose (nee Popp) passed away peacefully on March 22, 2005 in Regina, SK. Anne was born on September 2, 1914 in Punnichy, SK to George and Elizabeth Popp. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Lamha and one daughter Betty Gerien; two son-inlaws John Szauter and Lloyd Gerien. She is survived by daughters Martanne Fisher (Florida), Marge Szauter (Regina), Tillie and Steve Bata (Regina), Josie and Dennis Stevens (Regina); sons: Bernard and Gladys Lamha (Alberta), Greg and Sandy Lisik (Moose Jaw), Ron and Kathy (London, ON), Rickey Lamha (Regina). She is also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention. Anne spent her whole life raising her children and finding time to help all the Hungarian immigrants who always seemed to end up on Anne's doorstep. Mom was quick with a good word and no one ever left her house hungry. Anne loved to do crafts and was always teaching someone to knit. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers and clerical staff at the Wascana and Pasqua Hospitals. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Jack Bridal officiating.
LARSON - Lorne. It is with profound sadness that family announce the sudden passing of Lorne Larson, their wonderful husband and father. Lorne was born in Lestock, Sask. on December 6, 1945. He grew up in Punnichy until he started university, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the U of S. Lorne married Vera on August 1, 1969 and they moved to Vancouver, B.C., where he entered the College of Law at UBC. He was called to the B.C. Bar in 1973. Soon after the birth of their first daughter, Erika, Lorne and Vera returned to Saskatoon where he joined the McKercher McKercher & Whitmore law firm. He became a Partner in 1977 and remained with the firm until his passing. Lorne will be missed to the highest degree by his loving wife, Vera, and their daughters: Erika (Greg) Kornak, Regan (and special friend Jay Winters), Courtney, and Stephanie. He will also be greatly missed by his mother, Eileen Larson; his sisters; Alva (Vern) Leibel, and Vonda (Larry) Moleski; his in-laws Florence and Alex McRobert; his sister-in-law Brenda (Tom) Lawton; and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Walter Larson. Lorne will be remembered by all who knew him as a true gentleman. He was a man of great integrity, wisdom, class and style. He will especially be remembered by his family for his sparkling sense of humour and incredible generosity of spirit. We love you and miss you dearly. Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 107 McWillie Avenue.
LASLO William Gabriel Laslo of Punnichy, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 10, 2013 at the age of 84 years old. William leaves behind his wife, Sarah; Daughter, Rhonda; Sons: Kevin, Sheldon and Elliot, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. There will be no funeral as per his wishes but there will be a memorial service and afternoon tea to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Punnichy Senior's Centre, Main Street, Punnichy, SK.
LINDEBURGH - Donald Alexander. We are sad to announce that Don passed away quietly on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 after a brief illness. He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Erna; sons Bruce and Craig (Helen) and daughter Marcia; and grandchildren Chelsea, Brett and Levi. He was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Sarah and brother Barton. Also left to mourn are his sister Grace; sisters-in-law Ferne and Ruth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was born June 10, 1932 in Punnichy, SK where he was raised and resided for over 70 years until moving into Regina in 2005. He did many things in his life from being a farmer; to being a school bus driver to being involved in vehicle and implement sales. His love of softball took him from umpiring to coaching to being an avid fan of the local team. Don's humor and smile were second to none and did not leave him until his dying days. His love of old time music took him to many fiddle festivals and at small get-togethers everyone enjoyed it when he brought out his fiddle, the spoons and the cookie sheet. He enjoyed traveling and seeing different country whether it was out to the West Coast or down to Nevada. Playing cards with friends was one of his favourite past times, passing the cold winter nights away. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in St. Albert the Great RC Church, Punnichy, SK. Interment in St. George's Cemetery, Kutawa, SK.
LLOYD - George Harold. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and friend, Harold Lloyd. Dad passed away peacefully at Pioneer Village on October 27, 2003 at the age of 82 with his family by his side. Harold is predeceased by his son Harold George in infancy, his parents George and Elizabeth Lloyd, brother Robert and sisters Dorothy and Betty. Harold will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Rose, daughters Jorie (Ray) Kutcher, Margaret (Les) Matts, Lolly (Rick) Hicks, Donna (Brent) Machuk and son Michael (Susan) Lloyd, as well as his sister Alice Willison. He will be greatly missed by his twelve grandchildren Christine, Kyla, Nolan, Jason, Carla, Doug, Amanda, Kerry, Nicolas, Victor, Jessica and Jeremy, and four great-grandchildren Keely, Emily, Aby and Sammy and his faithful dog Scrappy. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews and relatives in England with fond memories. Harold was born in Archydal, SK on April 24, 1921. He lived in Moose Jaw for fourteen years, then later moved to Punnichy with his family where he attended Lakewood Vale School. He had to quit school to help his parents on the farm. Harold met Rose in 1941 and they were married on May 12, 1943 and farmed in the community for five years. They then moved to Regina where Harold worked at the Regina Hotel and Army & Navy. A few years later, Harold obtained his Journeymen Electrician's papers and worked at Robert Simpsons for 31 years. He took early retirement and enjoyed golfing, fishing, golfing, travelling, golfing, being at the cottage, golfing and especially spending time with his family and golfing. Dad had a very dry sense of humor and had a smart comment about everything to everyone. He enjoyed laughing and making people laugh. A celebration of Harold's life will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 P.M. at Canadian Martyrs Parish, 1932 1st Ave. North, Regina with Father Patrick McCoy officiating and interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park. Special Thanks to Lorna and Kim of 3W at Pioneer Village for their compassionate care to Dad and the family during this most difficult time.
MASON - Alick Howard, late of Punnichy, SK. passed away at the Wynyard Hospital on December 11, 2001, at the age of 74 years. Alick will be greatly missed by his loving wife Lois of 52 years; sons and daughters: Gary (Erna), Don (Rachel), Karen, Alan (Betty), Dale (Linda), Dan, Gloria, Tim (Edie), Marlene (Delmer) and Lanny; also 15 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers Charlie (Connie) and Ambrose (Pauline) both of Saskatoon, SK; sister Marjorie of Punnichy, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Albert the Great Church, Punnichy, SK with Rev. Max Solbrekkan and Pastor Mark Cowan, officiating. Interment to follow in the Punnichy Cemetery.
MCAFEE - Hubert Eldon. On Monday, September 26, 2005 Hubert "Hughie" Eldon McAfee, late of Regina, SK passed away at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by his parents; children: Darrel, Sherry and Eldon; brothers: Clifford (Lena), Calvin and Ross; and brother-in-law Bob Grant; Hubert is survived by his loving wife Marion, of 58 years; son Beverely (Marge); daughter-inlaw Lorette; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother Lenard (Millie); sister Margie Grant; sisters-in-law Elsie McAfee and Esther McAfee; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK with Pastor Ned Garstad, officiating. Interment will be held in the Punnichy Cemetery at a later date.
MOISE - Kyria Dawn Moise (2000 - 2010). It is with great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of Kyria Dawn Moise at the age of 10. Kyria was predeceased by her great great grandparents Maurice Pelletier, Ester Mahingen, Joseph Moise; great grandfathers Albert Windigo, Earl Cappo & Adolph Pelletier, along with her special uncles Albert Moise, & Bradley Moise. Kyria will be greatly missed by her parents Eugene Mahingen & Tracey Moise; her sister Tasha Mahingen; her brother Chase Moise; and her special and favourite nieces Trinity and Destiny Mahingen. She will also be greatly missed by her surviving grand parents Alvina Mahingen, Pauline Moise (Earl), great great grandmas Philomene Moise & Violet Windigo; her special aunt Cheyenne; numerous aunts and uncles; many cousins; best friend Dayton Pinacie; and many school friends. Kyria had a love of horses and the outdoors. Kyria's playful nature will always be remembered, her contagious laugh will forever be heard, and her smile engraved in our hearts. Wake will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. at Muskowekwan Bingo Hall, mile north of Punnichy, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 1:00PM. To our baby Kyria If tears could build a stairway, And our memories a lane. We would walk right up to heaven, And bring you home again....love Mom & Dad, Tasha, Chase, Trinity & Destiny
MOLDOWAN - Michael "Mike" of Punnichy passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, on Wednesday April 25, 2007. Mike was born to Samuel and Pauline Moldowan on December 20th, 1918 at Pine River, Manitoba. Mike served in the army from 1942 to 1945, after being discharged he worked at a logging camp in northern Ontario for 1 year. On November 4th, 1947, Mike married Elsie Gyorfi, to this union 2 boys were born, Raymond & Brian. Mike enjoyed farming, watching the crops grow and taking care of his livestock. He liked fishing and spending time at the lake , but his greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his Parents, 1 Sister, 5 Brothers, and 1 Grandson Wade. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Elsie, his sons Raymond(Linda), & Brian. Grandchildren Michael, Michelle, & Bliss, Sisters Olga, Stella, Anne, Josephine, & Minnie. The funeral service will be held on Saturday April 28th/ 2007 at 7:00 pm at Tompkins Funeral Chapel, Wadena, Sask.
MUZICHUK - Frederick passed away peacefully on December 28, 2005 at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home at the age of 91 years. Fred was born July 12, 1914 in Ukraine to a family of 10. In 1929, they immigrated to Canada and farmed north of Punnichy, SK. Fred started grade one at the age of 15 and continued his education through Teachers' College to a B.Ed. His teaching career spanned 39 years in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Upon retiring, he lived in Punnichy until 2000 when he moved to Ilarion Residence in Saskatoon. Fred enjoyed singing, reading, touring the world, friends, camping, fishing, gardening and watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs and Sask Roughriders. He is survived by his sister Nina Smith, nephews, nieces and cousins in Canada and Ukraine, scores of friends and hundreds of former students. The Prayer Service will be held Monday, January 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, (2616 Louise Street Saskatoon) with the Very Rev. Fr. Bohdan Demczuk officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery north of Punnichy later that afternoon.
MYSAK - Arthur, June 30, 1922 - October 10, 2009. Arthur passed away peacefully at Wynyard following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Victoria; daughter Joanne (William Shrubsole) and granddaughters Lindsey Shrubsole and Caitlin Shrubsole; brother Orest Mysak (Mary), sister-in-law Bernie Mysak (Walter) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Mysak, brothers Walter and Steve Mysak and sister Olga Ball. Arthur was loved and respected by all he knew. He greeted all warmly with a smile. He farmed in the Perryville district all his life and operated a business in Punnichy and Raymore for ten years. He served on the Board of Directors for Punnichy Co-op, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Round Plain Community Telephone Company and was a supporter of Cooperative Implement Services. He was recently honoured for these commitments through invitation to participate in the Punnichy 100 year celebration parade. He was proud of the area and its historical prominence. An avid antique collector, he restored many pieces and placed them in historical remembrance. Art's passion for the land and agriculture made him a leader in farming practices in the area. He maintained awareness of current affairs and the potential impact on rural and agricultural life. He was one of the first in the area to incorporate diversified farming practices and new crop varieties. He mentored many newer farmers in innovative farming practices and equipment advances. He was proud of their successes. His passion inspired many of the nieces and nephews that visited the farm, often a stay of a few days evolved in return trips on summer holidays for extended time. Arthur valued education while he taught many about farming he always encouraged all to develop, use and achieve their potential no matter their life choice. Arthur's generous spirit was shared with all. He helped neighbours and friends with anything he could harvesting, seeding, road clearing. He had a passion for life, strong values and respect for all, be they family, neighbours or international hunters. He will be lovingly missed by family and friends. Visitation and viewing Friday October 16 at 7:00 pm at St Albert the Great Catholic Church. Funeral service will be Saturday October 17 at 11:00 A.M. in Punnichy at St Albert the Great Catholic Church, Rev Shirley Kamphuis officiating. Reception will follow. Internment will be at the Stone Church cemetery.
NAGY - John Nagy 1922 - 2012. John passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Golden Acres Care Home, Wynyard, SK at the age of 89 years. He was born in Kutawa District and lived most of his life in the Punnichy area. John was predeceased by his wife Theresa; one son John; daughter-in-law Evelyn; grandchildren Mark and Elan; and two brothers Joe and Steve. He is survived by his children: daughter Dianne (Rick) Dalio and their sons Danny, Jason and Chris; son Jim and his daughter Danielle; his son Ray and daughters Ashley (Albert), Crystal (Jordan), and Audrey (Dave); his son Eric & children Bobby, Mike, Joe, & Shawna; his son Brian and children Creedance, Lee (Christine), Santanna, Kelly (Jason) ; his son Jerry (Louise) & children Chelsea & Kiley; daughter-in-law Lynn and son John Jr.; one sister Margaret; numerous greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dad was a person who loved his family and worked very hard to ensure his family was well taken care of. He loved the land and farmed many years in the Punnichy area. He will be greatly missed by us all, Love you Dad. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK., Interment will follow at the Punnichy Cemetery.
NAGY - Theresa Kate (nee Ollinger). On Monday, December 10, 2007, Theresa Kate Nagy late of Punnichy, Sask., passed away at the age of 82 years. Born in the Arbury District Theresa lived most of her life in the Punnichy area. Predeceased by her parents Joe and Teresa Ollinger; brothers Sam, Joe and Frank; sisters Elizabeth, Rose, Kate, Julia, Helen and Margaret; daughter-in-law Evelyn; and grandchildren Mark and Elan. She is survived by her loving husband John; daughter Diane (Rick) Dalio and their sons Danny, Jason and Chris; sons: John (Lynn) and their son John Jr. of Edmonton; Jim (Phyliss) and their daughter Danielle of Rocky Mountain; Ray and his daughters Ashley, Crystal and Audrey and Audrey's children Zach, Duncan, and Marshall; Eric and his children Bobby, Mike, Joe and Shawna of Edmonton; Brian (Sylvia) and their sons Creedance and Lee (Christine) and their daughter Alexis and daughters Santanna of Punnichy and Kelly (Jason) and Kelly's children Drake and Cullen of Coquitlam, BC; Jerry (Louise) and their children Chelsea and Kiley of Regina. She is also survived by brother Andrew (Julia) Ollinger of Cupar; sisters Vera Orban of Cupar, Marie Flegel of Nipawin and Ann Sebastian of Regina. Mom was a person who loved her family and worked very hard to ensure her family was well taken care of. She also helped others in need and would always take time to visit relatives, friends or those that were sick at home or in the hospital. Mom was a person who always had a kind word for people, especially for those that were less fortunate. She will be greatly missed by us all, Love you Mom. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Albert the Great R.C .Church, Punnichy, SK., with Rev T. B. Roy, celebrant. Interment to follow at Punnichy Cemetery.
NOBLE - Ruth Mary (mother of Howard and Bernie) was born May 30, 1911 at Wynyard, Sask. Died November 9, 2008. Raymore, Sask. There will be a celebration of her life on Thursday Nov. 13/08 at the Punnichy R.C. Church at 11:00 A.M. With Interment in the Punnichy Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of Tompkins Funeral Home, Wadena.
NORDIN - Carl Ludvig, of Silver Heights Care Home, Raymore, SK., passed away on Friday, July 6th, 2007 at the grand age of 101 years. Lud, as he was known, was born on April 21st, 1906 in Stockholm, SK. The Nordin family then moved to Esterhazy, SK., where Lud spent his early years. Four boys (Edwin, Ludvig, Oscar and Alfred) and four girls (Ella, Annie, Mary and Linda) were born to the Nordin family. When the children were still quite young, the family moved once more, first briefly to the Kutawa District and finally to the family farm about 9 miles north of Punnichy, SK. It was there that Edwin, the eldest son, passed away as a result of a farm accident and Linda the youngest daughter became a victim of the flu of 1918-1919. Lud, who now became the eldest son, was left with the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings and his ailing father and mother. For the next 50 years Lud engaged in mixed grain and cattle farming. In 1969 the family farm house was completely destroyed by fire and it was then that Lud, his brother Alfred, and his sister Mary moved into the village of Punnichy. There Lud remained until he briefly hospitalized in the fall of 2000. Upon his release from hospital he became a resident of the Silver Heights Care Home in Raymore. Here he remained until his passing on July 6th, 2007. As well as being predeceased by Edwin, his eldest brother and Linda, his youngest sister, Lud was also predeceased by his father Jonas Peter, in the early 1940's, by his mother Hannah Elizabeth in 1956, Alfred passed away in 1984, Annie in 1988, Mary and Oscar in 1989, Ella in 1995, sister-in-law Dorothy in 2002 and a niece, Joyce Hipkin in 1989. Lud is survived and loving remembered by his nieces and nephews and their families; June (Ron) Waffle of Regina, Al (Edna) Nordin of Regina, May (Elmer) Weiss of Sherwood Park, AB., Albert (Diane) Phipps of Quesnel, BC, and Rita (Peter) Straza of Craven, SK. A memorial service will be held at Silver Heights Care Home in Raymore, SK., on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Ken Dynna officiating. Many thanks to the entire staff at Silver Heights for their wonderful care and compassion.
NORDIN - Dorothy. On Sunday November 10, 2002 Dorothy Nordin passed away at the age of 82 years. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. in Punnichy Gospel Chapel, Punnichy, SK. with Pastor Mark Cowan officiating. Interment will follow in Punnichy Cemetery.
ORBAN - Elizabeth (nee Kurucz), October 27, 1914 - February 10, 2001, late of Punnichy, Sask., passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her husband Louis Sr. in 1990; sons Julius in 1982, Gaspar in 2000 and Ernest in 2000; grandchildren Barbara and Ronnie Orban; brother Michael Kurucz; sisters Anne Kovacs, Clara Lemanes and Margaret Renwick and daughter-in-law Velma. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Sr. Fidelis, Veronica (Fred) Balogh, Irene (Menno) Schultz and Betty (Bruce) Otterdahl; sons Louis, John (Eva), Joe (Irene), Al (Pat), Tony (Esther), Pius (Loretta) and Ben (Linda); daughters-in-law Irene, Delores and Grace Orban; twenty nine grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; brother Julius (Aurora) Kurucz; sisters Catherine Klein, Barbara Ottovenger and Vera (Andy) Rakai The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Albert The Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK with Rev. Richard Jasiak MSF, Celebrant. The interment will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery, Arbury, SK. Prayers will be said on Wednesday February 14, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK.
PERRY - Ron. Funeral Services for the late Ron Perry of Punnichy will be held Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. from the Wishart Community Hall. With inturnment in the Stone Church Cemetery. Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
POWELL - Reginald Morley of Whitewood, SK passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2001. Born August 8, 1921 at Punnichy, SK, Reg was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Rene Powell; his sister, Joan; brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. His memory will be cherished by his loving family: wife, Norah; daughter, Maureen (Craig); beloved grandchildren, Scott, Jordana and Taylor; son, Ron (Crystal); sister, Maureen and many friends. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Anglican Church, Whitewood. Interment to follow in the Whitewood Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.
RAKAI - Andrew James. On Friday, October 26, 2001, Andrew James Rakai, late of Cupar, Sk., passed away at the age of 78 years. He was predeceased by his mother Rosa Ando; father John Rakai; step-mother Elizabeth Kurucz-Rakai, and siblings Helen Harrison Mary Chib, Annie Rakai 'Sr. Sylvia' and Joseph Rakai. He survived by loving wife Vera (nee Kurucz); children Jim (Sheila), Andy (Dawn), Monna (Bill) Kish, Diane (Larry) Benko, Rosemary (Don) Fyolfson and Garth; twenty-one grand children; eight great grandchildren; sisters Julia Rakai 'Sr. Scholastica', Alice Bajnok, Olga (Don) Mac Vicar; brother John Rakai and sister-in-law Mae Rakai, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Albert The Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, Sk., with Rev. Gary Lindenbach, celebrant. The Interment will follow in Punnichy Cemetery.
REYNOLDS - Bernadette (nee Bentz), beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, of Moose Jaw and formerly of Punnichy, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at the age of 74 years. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in Parkview Funeral Chapel. Pastor Henry Murray will officiate and interment will take place at a later date. Bernadette was predeceased by her husband Herb in June of 2001, brothers: Nick, John, Mike, and George Bentz; sister Pauline Gelsinger. She is survived by three children: Vern (Marilyn), Diane (John) Nault and Warren (Judy); seven grandchildren: Mark (Heather), Marcie (Sean), Rochelle, Jeanine (James), Darla, Dana, Rachel and special great granddaughter, Kristen; brother Phillip Bentz, sisters: Jacquie (Joe) Lantz, Ida (Bob) Newman, Anne Schlosser and Flora Wasyliuk. After farming for many years at Punnichy, SK, Mom and Dad retired to Moose Jaw. Mom was an outgoing person who made many friends in Moose Jaw. There were special friends from the Lynbrook Golf Course - 9 Hole Senior Ladies. Mom was also an avid curling fan, scrabble and card player. She enjoyed spending time with people and always had a friendly word and warm smile for everyone. Mother loved her family and friends dearly and will be greatly missed by all of us.
REYNOLDS - Herbert Ernest, aged 81 years of Moose Jaw and formerly of Punnichy, Saskatchewan passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2001. Herbert is survived by wife, Bernadette; three children: Vernon (Marilyn), Diane (John) Nault and Warren (Judy); seven grandchildren: Mark (Heather), Marcie (Sean), Rochelle, Jeanine (James), Darla, Dana, Rachel and special great granddaughter, Kristen. Cremation will take place with no services by request. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral and Crematorium Services, Moose Jaw.
RIDDEL - James. On Sunday, January 28, 2001, James Riddel, late of Silver Heights Special Care Home, Raymore, passed away in his 80th year. James was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth (Bell) Riddel, one sister in infancy, and his wife of 25 years, Jean Riddel, in 1987. Jim leaves to remember and cherish his memory his twin brother, John, his stepchildren Beth (Ron) DeYoung, Edna (Al) Nordin, and Jim (Vi) Hampton; grandchildren Larry (Shelly) Flowers, Sheryl (Allan) Brabant, Phil (Tara) Nordin, Dan (Lisa) Nordin, Paul Hampton, Nola (Craig) Skaros, as well as six great grandchildren and three nieces and nephews. Jim was born and raised on the farm at Punnichy. He served his country with distinction during World War II and then returned to the farm. He married Jean Hampton in 1962. In 1984 Jim and Jean retired from farming and moved into Punnichy. In 1987, after Jean's death, Jim chose to return to active farming, a lifestyle that he found fulfilling and enriching, until the mid-1990's. With sincere gratitude, the family offers thanks to the staff at Silver Heights Special Care Home for the wonderful care Jim has received during the past six years. Family and friends will remember Jim's kind and gentle manner, his sense of humour, love of nature and superior work ethic. A celebration of Jim's life will be held in the Punnichy United Church, Punnichy, Sask. on Wednesday, January 31, 2001, with Sherran Schick, officiating. Interment will follow at the Punnichy Cemetery.
RIDDEL - John Bell Riddel (June 11, 1921 – March 26, 2014). John, beloved grandpa, father, brother and uncle passed away peacefully on March 26, 2013 in the Silver Heights care home in Raymore, SK. at the age of 92. He was a Farmer all his life, born on the farm near Raymore, Sask. and raised his children on a farm near Punnichy, Sask. John is survived by his children Betty (James), John (Merilyn), Derek (Joanne), grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Elizabeth, twin brother Jim (Jean), wife Beatrice and grandson Leon. A funeral Service will be held Monday March 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the Town Hall of Punnichy, Sask. with the Rev. Vicki Young Officiating. Interment in the Punnichy Town Cemetery with a luncheon to follow back in the hall. The family would like to thank the staff of the Raymore Silver Heights care home for the excellent care John received.
ROSZELL - Hubert Edward Roszell (September 13, 1927 - March 16, 2011). With deep sorrow the family announce the passing of our beloved Uncle Hubert from Punnichy, SK. Predeceased by his father John Edward Roszell, Mother Margaret Roszell (Jarvie), two brothers in infancy, his brother & sister-inlaw William Percy Roszell (Winnifred Roszell (Smith)), his sister Ethel Spafford (Frank Spafford), his nephews Melvin Roszell and Don Swan and many aunts and uncles. He leaves behind his beloved nieces Eileen Swan, Leona Kinequon (Garry), Kelly and his nephews Neil (June), Denzil (Caroline), Wendell (Sherry) and their families. His special friends: Mel & Ella-Mae Stenner, Bob & Thelma Walker, John Riddell, Margaret Korchenski of Punnichy whom were always there with helping hands and to all that knew him. Thank you to the care homes, doctors and nurses for all the care given to Uncle Hubert. Funeral Service will be held Monday, March 21, 2011 at St. Albert R.C. Church in Punnichy, SK at 11:00 AM. Interment at the Round Plains Stone Church Cemetary, Wishart, SK.
RUSSELL - Alice Alexandra (nee White) passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2001 at the Cupar and District Nursing Home. Alice was born on May 6, 1909 in the Athlone District near Foam Lake, SK and grew up on a farm near West Bend, SK. She married Wilfred Russell in 1937. The majority of their married life was spent in the Perryville District where she held a keen interest in the local education system both as a Board Member and a Trustee. When they retired to Punnichy in 1972 she was instrumental in helping to establish the Punnichy Senior's Centre in addition to being the President of the Centre for many years. She was also President of the Punnichy History Book Committee and was an active member of the Punnichy UCW. Alice spent the last two years as a resident of the Shalom-Cupar and District Nursing Home in Cupar, SK. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the dedicated staff at Shalom. Alice was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Russell in 1979; infant granddaughter Tracy Russell in 1980; daughter Lorraine Schmidt in 1998; brothers John, Arthur, Bernie and Norman; sister Amy Locke; brother-in-law Charles Locke; and sisters-in-law Muriel White and Mary White. Alice is survived by her sons Wayne (Barb), Bert (Doreen) and Dale (Sharon); daughters Louise (Bob) McDougall, Joyce (Don) Breti and Marlene Wickson; son-in-law Bernie Schmidt; sisters-in-law Marge White and Hilda Hammond; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 1:30 PM in St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK, with Sherran Schick of the Punnichy United Church, officiating.
SCHLOSSER -Jack Schlosser of Punnichy, SK passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014 at his residence in the Silver Heights Special Care home in Raymore, SK. Jack is predeceased by his beloved wife, Bertha, in 2003, his parents, John and Julia, and his nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by his three sons, Doug (Janice). Wayne, Lorne (Glenda), grandchildren, Kevin, Dan (Kate), Mark (Nicole), Ryan, Paul, Michael and Justine (Matt), and seven great-grandchildren. Jack was avid fiddle and card player. He also enjoyed playing pool, horseshoes, golfing (getting a hole-in-one at the age of 80 years), dancing, gardening with Bertha, watching ball games, and checking the weather. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in the Punnichy High School. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Silver Heights Special Care home in Raymore.
SCHLOSSER - Mary (nee Kachur). On Thursday, April 12, 2007, Mary Schlosser, Echo Lodge Nursing Home, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. died at the age of 91 years. The funeral service will be held in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna, Sask. on Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut. Interment in St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Punnichy, Sask. Mary was predeceased by her parents Mike and Tina Kachur; two sons Michael and Peter Schlosser; two sisters Minnie Teeuwen and Annie Ketzmerick; four brothers: Nickole, Bill, Dan and August Kachur and is survived by her nieces and nephews.
SCRIVENER - Mildred Beatrice "Millie" (nee McDaniel) passed away peacefully June 4, 2002 aged 79 at the Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC. Born in Punnichy, SK, September 14, 1922, the first of two daughters and three sons to loving parents Muriel and Bj McDaniel. She moved with her family to Regina in 1926. There she met and married her husband Douglas Alfred Scrivener, a handsome Naval Lieutenant. In June of 1946 their only child, Maureen was born. In 1973 Doug and Millie moved to Vancouver, where she resided, after Doug's death in 1980, to be with his parents Rose and Horace. After their death, she moved to Kelowna in 1990. She was a petite woman of great poise and dignity with an uncanny witty sense of humour. Predeceased by her husband, Douglas; sisters-in-laws Doreen, Gwen and Betty; brother-in-law Harold; nephew Brent and sister Babe. She is survived by her three brothers Bernard, Frank and Maury McDaniel and a large extended family of McDaniels', Scriveners' and Whincups'. Her immediate family surviving are her daughter Maureen and son-in-law Donald and loving friend and only grandson Bayne. She will be greatly missed by all family and many friends. A Funeral Service will be held, Monday, June, 10th at 1:00 pm. at St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC with the Very Reverend Allan R. Reed officiating. A graveside service will be held at the Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00 am.
SEBASTIAN - Alex, October 24, 1919 - December 20, 2007, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 years. Alex was born to Frank Sebastian and Zenobia Benko on a farm near Punnichy. Alex was called to serve in the Army during the war years. It was during this time he returned home briefly to marry Elizabeth Kuhar on July 5th, 1943, wife of over 64 years. They returned east and made their first home in Truro, Nova Scotia, where their first daughter, Margaret, was born. They moved back to Punnichy, SK where they started mixed farming and raised their family of one son and five daughters. Alex took pride in his farming skills and kept his machinery and vehicles shiny and clean. Alex enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, putting on fireworks displays, giving wagon rides, and attending all their special occasions. Alex and Eliz enjoyed several warm holidays in the south during the cold winters. He retired from farming and moved to Saskatoon in 1996 where they enjoyed condo living and new friends. Alex is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; six children, Marge (Mike) Szabo, Dave (Linda) Sebastian, Cathy (Gerry) Labas, Irma (Nestor) Byblow, Joan (Don) Yonkman, Sheena (Kevin) Denscomb; 13 grandchildren, Denise Oyelese, Valerie Erichsen, Darren Szabo, Jolene Hale, Angie Aben, Heidi Egar, Jill Greenslade, Nancy Chadwick, Adam Byblow, Hudson Byblow, Krista Moore, Shane and Travis Yonkman and 13 great grandchildren. Alex was predeceased by his parents and granddaughter, Danita Sebastian. Vigil for Alex was held on Friday, December 21st, at 7:30 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Father Ralph Kleiter as the celebrant. Both services from St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church (217 Lenore Drive). Rite of Committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Catholic Section.
SEBASTIAN - Eva (nee Santha) July 25, 1917 March 19, 2011. Eva passed away March 19, 2011 in the presence of her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Sebastian; daughter Irene (Sebastian) Cox; son-in-law John William Cox and daughter-in-law Linda Jean Sebastian and all of her siblings. Eva will be lovingly remembered by her sons, John Sebastian (Margaret) of Peachland, BC and Fred Sebastian of Regina, SK as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eva lived a long and fulfilling life attributing her longevity to staying active and hard work on the farm. She loved gardening and was an outstanding cook and baker. She also loved watching game shows and her annual trips Las Vegas. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her and was always prepared to assist in whatever way she could. She will be in our thoughts and prayers forever. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. Albert the Great R.C. Church, Punnichy, SK with Rev. Francis Plaparampil, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Punnichy Community Cemetery, Punnichy, SK.
SHEVELA - Morris. On Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Morris Shevela, late of Punnichy, SK, passed away at the age of 67 years. Morris was born on March 19, 1934 on the farm north of Punnichy. Predeceased by his parents, Pauline and Pete; and his brother, Emil; Morris is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Marvin (Brenda) and their children; Jade, Mitchel and Brody of Punnichy; daughter, Rita (Glen) and their children: Jasmine and Kayla of Raymore; sisters, Cornelea Sebesten and Audrey (Gord) Boychuk, all of Regina; and many nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 11:00 am in the Punnichy Cemetery, with Pastor Mark Cowan officiating.
SICH - Helen (nee Satjos) Sich - Punnichy, SK. Helen was born February 23, 1932 in the Touchwood Hills area and passed away April 21, 2012 at Silver Heights Care Home in Raymore, SK, where she resided for the past eight months. She was predeceased by her parents Louis & Julia Sajtos, her husband Steve, sister Susan, brother Louis, brothers-in-law Steve Fazakas and Joe Sich and sister-in-law Margret Fazakas. She leaves to mourn her daughter Sherry (Joe), sons Larry (Charlene) & Kevin (Melinda); her grandchildren Brandy(Barry), Tyler (Renee), Christopher (Crystal), Kathy (Greg), Rae-Lynn, Brittany (Edward) and Breanne; great-grandchildren Hudson, Abby and Sophie; brothers Alex (Sophie), Bob (Joan); sister Viola (Carl); brothers-in-law Jim (Alice), Gordon (Anne), Eguene (Lenora) and sister-in-law Agnes Sich; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Helen's life will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 in the Punnichy Memorial Hall at 12:00 noon with interment to follow at the Punnichy Cemetery.
SMITH - Jack, age 80 years of Saskatoon, SK passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2002. He leaves many precious memories for his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nina; daughters Kathy Siemens (Duane) and Joan Beisel (Ed); very special grandchildren Jamie and Jackie Siemens and Megan and Andrew Beisel; brother Frank (Eldeen); brother-in-law Fred Muzichuk; and numerous nieces and nephews. His son Allan predeceased him. Jack was born on June 23, 1921 in Wolverhampton, England. He came to Canada in 1928 and lived on a farm at Shaunavon, SK with his parents Charles Ernest and Claribel Smith and brothers Ronald, Frank and Joe. He enjoyed softball and was the pitcher for the All Stars. As a young man, Jack worked as hired help for various farmers, but took time off to be in the army reserve during the war. He worked at a lumber camp in Ontario and in a mine in Kimberly, BC. He married Nina Muzichuk in 1947 and they moved to Punnichy, SK in 1950. Jack worked in the Co-op Lumber/Hardware store for several years. In 1984, while visiting his cousins in Australia, Jack had a heart attack and a successful 5-bypass surgery was performed. The years of farming, however, continued to take their toll and he and Nina decided to sell the farm and move to Saskatoon in 1993. Jack enjoyed making new friends and was a neighbor to all, helping and sharing his tools and expertise with those around him. When the family purchased a cabin at Mistusinne, Jack enjoyed the time spent there, repairing items and making new gadgets. Those who received articles from his shop will remember his skill with wood. He was a quiet man with a heart of gold and will be missed by all that knew him. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1406 - 8th Avenue North. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North with The Rev. Ken Watts officiating.
SMITH - Nina (nee Muzichuk) October 1, 1924 - December 6, 2010. Nina passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Jack (2002) and infant son, Allan (1957), as well as her parents, Ivan and Oksenia Muzichuk, birth mother, Sophia and her siblings, Varka, Malashka, Nadia, John, Dennis, Pete, Fred, Harry and Valentina. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Duane) Siemens and Joan (Ed) Beisel; her grandchildren, Jamie and Jackie Siemens, Megan and Andy Beisel; sister-in-law Nadia; and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Ukraine. Nina was born in Selets, Ukraine in 1924, the youngest child in a family of 10. In 1929, she crossed the Atlantic on the SS Luthiania with her parents and 4 brothers to arrive at Pier 21 in Halifax. Arriving in Punnichy by train, Nina's family bought a farm and started their new lives. Nina went to school at Perryville, where she learned to speak English and developed a life-long love of learning. She was very musical and loved to sing and play her guitar. Nina went to Normal School in Moose Jaw and got her teaching certificate. Over the next 46 years, she taught at rural one-room schools at Powermine (Shaunavon), Edgebrook (Punnichy), Hagen (Outram), and Kutawa (Punnichy), as well as the towns of Chaplin and Punnichy. The achievements of her kids always excited her! During her posting near Shaunavon, she met the love of her life, Jack Smith. They married in 1947, moved to Punnichy and had three children: Kathy, Allan and Joan. Nina loved to garden and was an active partner with the farm work, while continuing to teach. In 1962, she volunteered to help with the Punnichy Brownie group and a new lifepath was initiated. In her 40+ years of active service with the Girl Guides of Canada, Nina volunteered countless hours leading the youth of Saskatchewan in song and camping expertise. She visited all the Guide Houses in the world and counted every Girl Guide that she met as a friend. Nina's love of travel took her to 29 countries and back to Ukraine twice to visit family. After moving with Jack to Saskatoon in 1993, Nina joined numerous choral groups and expanded her list of friends once again. Orpheus 60, Dibrova Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, Western Development Museum Boomtown Singers, St. Mark's Choir, Trefoil Guild, Superannuated Teachers' Choir, Songsters, Outcasts all groups benefited from Nina's strong soprano voice and avid participation. In the past few years, she took great joy in performing for the residents of Keedwell Assisted Living Centre. Nina loved her family deeply and was rarely absent from family events. She will be missed and remembered by all. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the Saskatoon Heath Region Palliative Care nurses and administration for their wonderful care and support. Prayers will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1406 8th Ave N, Saskatoon on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., The Rev. Karen Sandall officiating.
SOLIE - Vicky (nee Ollinger). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vicky Solie, age 63 years, on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Vicky leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Bob; daughter, Joy-Ell (Rainer) Sahlmueller and her treasured grandchildren, Jacob and Isaac Sahlmueller; daughter, Jodi (Todd) Berger; brothers, Ernie (Claire) Ollinger, Rudy (Pat) Ollinger, Tony Ollinger and Oscar (Gladys) Ollinger; sisters, Esther (Frank) Dechant, Judy (Bob) Bayne, Helen (Don) Vowel, Mary (Lawrence) Geber and Frances Ollinger (Andrew), as well as numerous family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Louis and Victoria Ollinger; two sisters, Patsy and Barbara and two brothers, Peter and Louie. Vicky was born and raised with her many brothers and sisters in Punnichy, SK. She loved to plant her flowers in the spring, play golf in the summer and spend time with her grandchildren. At Vicky's request, a Private Family Memorial Service will be held. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff of both the Pasqua Hospital and the Regina General Hospital.
STOCKDALE - Laura Marjorie passed away into the arms of her LORD. Marjorie was born January 10, 1921, married Alfred Stockdale 1941, resided in Punnichy until 2007 when she moved to Emmanuel Village in Saskatoon. She is survived by her daughters Laura Doris Stockdale and Linda Njume (Victor); grandsons Peter, Andrew (Tara) and Stephen; great-grandchildren Kianna and Annika; son-in-law Stephen Ross; sisters-in-law Connie Mason, Pauline Mason, Lois Mason, Nancy Stockdale; nephew Gary Mason who farmed with her and other nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Alfred, daughter Pearl, and her three brothers, Ambrose, Charlie, and Alick, and her sister Lillian. A Funeral Service for Marjorie will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Friday, January 14th, 2011 with Pastor Robin Sloboda officiating. Interment will follow at Punnichy Cemetery on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. A memorial service and reception will be held at Punnichy Community Hall on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
STRAKER - Josephine (nee Kachluba) December 24, 1922 - September 13, 2012. With sadness the family of Josephine Straker announces her passing on September 13 with family at her side at Silver Heights Special Care Home in Raymore. Born and raised in the Krasne District near Wynyard, Josephine was the eighth in a family of 14 children. She married Harold Straker in August 1941. They began their married life in Punnichy and were blessed with two children: Glen and Pat. After living in Regina for a few years they moved back to Punnichy in the mid-1960s and farmed and lived there until just recently. Josephine's life centered around her home and family. Her home was always spotless, her garden immaculate and abundant, and the freezer always full of baking. She loved family gatherings, which always included lively games of cards. Watching sports on TV - especially Rider games - crocheting and walking were some of her other interests. Josephine's life took an about-turn six years ago when she suddenly lost her sight and her world was plunged into darkness. After an enormous adjustment, she accepted her fate with dignity and grace and tried to retain as much independence as she was able. Her courage has been an inspiration to everyone who knew her. Josephine is survived by Harold, her husband of 71 years; son Glen (Bev); daughter Pat (George Hogberg); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen and Alice; brothers, Carl and Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 21 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Punnichy at 2:00 p.m. with Terry Tompkins officiating.
THOMAS - Elizabeth (nee Kelemen). Our beloved mother Elizabeth died peacefully at Shalom with family at her side on June 26, 2009. Mom was born at Othon, SK, Nov. 19, 1919. She was predeceased by her husband Ben (1986); her parents Paul and Alice; siblings Steve, Mary and Helen; brothers-in-law Leo, Dick, and Robert; & son-in-law Frank Albert (2005). She leaves to mourn her passing and the celebration of her life her siblings Louis (Julia), Julia & sister-in-law Helen; her children Gloria (Al) Karpa of Indian Head, Shirley Albert, Linda (Ivan) Donovel, Edith (Darrell) Barrett of Regina, Randy (Brenda) of Quinton, and Dolores (Mario) Sabbadin of Vernon, BC; her cherished and precious 16 grandchildren and their spouses who spent many holidays with grandma and grandpa at the farm; and her 30 treasured great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mom spent all of her life in the Punnichy and Quinton districts moving to Shalom Cupar Nursing Home December 2006 when she could no longer care for herself. Mom worked very hard to provide for her children, sewing, growing a huge garden, canning, and all the chores that came with farming, but always had time for her beloved flowers and birds. Prayers will be at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave. Regina on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 10:30 am at St. Albert's Roman Catholic Church in Punnichy, SK. The family would like to thank the staff of Shalom Nursing Home for their care of mom. Rest in God's Eternal Peace mom, grandma, and great grandma. We love you and will miss you, but give thanks for being privileged to have been a part of your life.
TUTTOSI - Anton Frank. On Thursday, August 11, 2005, Anton Frank Tuttosi, late of Punnichy, passed away at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by his wife, Wilma, Anton is survived by his children: Brian of Regina, Marilyn (Ray) of Regina, Doug of Edmonton, Ron (Sharlyn) of Regina, Lori (Wes) of Calgary, Dean (Brenda) of Regina; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, John of Punnichy; and one sister, Mary of Raymore. A private graveside service will be held.
TUTTOSI - John Jr. (June 21, 1918 - May 28, 2010). On Friday, May 28, 2010, John Tuttosi Jr., Punnichy, SK., died in the All Nations Healing Hospital, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK., at the age of 91 years. John spent his entire life on the farm south of Punnichy where he loved to be very much. He always enjoyed company and a good visit. He loved animals and enjoyed caring for them. John was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Tuttosi; brothers Tony, George and Steve; sisters Rose and Elizabeth. He is survived by his sisters Mary (Raymore) and Theresa (Hamilton) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the All Nations Healing Hospital for the kindness and care they provided for John. A graveside service will be held in the Punnichy Cemetery on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Reymundo officiating.
TUTTOSI - Margaret "Midge". On Sunday, November 5, 2006, Midge was reunited at the gates of Heaven with her "daddy" George Tuttosi, following a courageous battle with cancer. Midge was born on May 21, 1952 in Regina, SK and raised in Punnichy and Regina. She attended Miller High School in Regina. She had many hobbies, which included: rug hooking, embroidery, reading, bingo, playing cards, puzzles and listening to music. She participated in many sports like bowling, curling and baseball. Midge loved spending time with her faithful friends Lynda, Misty, Jan, and being Nana to Tristan whom she loved and cherished as if her own grandson. Midge had many wonderful friends who were her extended family. Midge worked for SaskTel for 31 years. She was also a volunteer for the Telephone Pioneers, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Red Cross (she donated 104 units of blood), Canada Summer Games, MS Walkathon for 7 years, Pioneer Walkathon for 10 years and she worked bingos for several different associations, plus much more. Midge was a very giving person and would give you the shirt off her back. She always had a smile on her face and could make anyone smile at her corny jokes. Midge is survived by her mother Emma Tuttosi of Leduc, AB; sister Michelle (Tuttosi) Vollhoffer of Calgary, AB; brother Bill Tuttosi of Alexander, MB; half brothers and sisters Dean, Tammy, Kevin, Darrell, Pam Thompson and numerous aunts, uncles as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Midge will be loved, remembered and held in our hearts forever. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
TUTTOSI - Stephen "Steve" Ernest of Punnichy, Sask. passed away at the Regina General Hospital on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at the age of 80 years. Steve was predeceased by his parents, John and Helen Tuttosi, his sisters Rose and Elizabeth; his brother George; his first wife Joan. He leaves to mourn his wife, Cecille (Webb) of Punnichy; son Dennis and his children Tim and Dale; daughters, Brenda (Albert) Harvey; Marlene (Fred) Cardinal and their children Amy and Jamie; Patti (Joe) Kuhar and their children Chris, Evan and Katelyn; sisters Mary and Theresa, brothers John and Tony, nieces, nephews and friends. At Steve's request there will be no funeral. The cremated remains will be interred at a later date. Arrangements by Tompkins Funeral Home, Wadena, Sask.
WALTER - Mary (nee Nemeth). On February 23, 1913 Mary Nemeth was born to Stefan George and Martha (nee Siska) Nemeth, in the district of Magyar, a Hungarian Settlement established about a decade earlier, located in the MacDonald hills south of Lestock. No doctor was present. The family moved to Hemet, California where her dad worked as a machinist for the Railroad. Mom was ten years old at the time and did not speak English. In her first year of school there, she learned the language and in the four years they lived there, she made it to her 8th grade. The family moved back to Sask. to the Punnichy area in or around 1926, to a half section of land her father acquired before they left for California. Mom's formal education seems to have ended on the family's return to Canada. Later she met and married John Walter from the Ravensberg area on June 10, 1928. They continued to live in the area where most of their children were born and raised. They moved to an acreage east of Punnichy below Monument Hill in 1958 where they remained until 1975, when they retired into Punnichy. John passed away Nov. 3 of the same year. Mom remained in her home until the fall of 2005, when she moved to the Care Home in Cupar. She then was transferred to Silver Heights Care Home in Raymore March 31st 2006, where she remained until her passing on January 22, 2008 at the age of 94. Mom is survived by one brother, Joe Nemeth, three sisters, Martha Johnson, Betty Huntley and Helen Hallack. Two sister-in-Iaws, Christina and Dorothy. She is survived by 9 of her 10 children, Adolph(Muriel), Constance(nee Mason), Steve(Margaret), John(lrene), Lenore(Ray), Amold(Lynda), Richard(Becky), Greg(Shirley), Karen(nee Walter). She is also survived by 36 Grandchildren. 64 Greatgrandchildren and 10 Great Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephan and Martha Nemeth, three brothers Steve, John and Wendell and one sister. One sister-inlaw Minnie. Her husband John. Her Son Harry in 1995 and three GreatGrandchildren and her son-in-law Charles Mason in 2006. The First Vigil Service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Albert the Great Church in Punnichy, SK. The Mass of Christian Burial Celebration of her life will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Albert the Great Church, with Rev Peter Thang Nguyen, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Punnichy Cemetery.
WIEBE - Katherine (nee Nemeth) February 14, 1933 - December 9, 2012. Kay passed away, surrounded by her five loving children, at the age of 79. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob "Jake"; parents, Andrew and Katherine Nemeth; brother Andrew; and sister, Rose. She is survived by her brother, Joe (Marion) Nemeth; and her five children, Darrell (Dulcie) Marleau, Charlene (Ken) Derksen, Alan (Zelia) Marleau, Blaine (Sherry) Marleau, Glen (Sandra) Marleau. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Candice, Melissa, Ric, Kristin, Ken, Nicole, Richelle, Zach, Clara, and her two great-grandsons, Brody and Everett, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Kay was born in Punnichy, SK the third of four children. She was close to all her family throughout her lifetime. Family was of paramount importance to her. She frequently hosted and entertained them at the family gatherings. Kay was a giving, generous person who perpetuated kindness in her daily life. She was a great host, and was a great cook of old country cuisine, with her cabbage rolls and bread topping the list. Kay was an avid sports fan especially golf and hockey. She was talented at various sports and activities which included golf, curling, bowling, playing cards (especially bridge). Kay's golfing attributes included not one but two hole-in-one's, as well as winning the second and fourth flights of the Lobstick golf tournament in Waskesiu, SK. She enjoyed dancing, singing, playing accordion, and loved music of any kind. Family sing-a-longs were a favourite pastime during the family get-togethers. Kay lived a full and happy life, encouraging others, sharing her infectious laughter, having enormous support from her family and friends. She will be deeply missed and may God bless her kind spirit, which she instilled in her family and others throughout her life. In lieu of flowers or donations in her memory feel free to "Pay It Forward" (by helping someone in need). A Celebration of Kay's Life will be held in her memory at a later date.
WILLIER - Justin Willier (1992 - 2010). Justin's family is saddened to announce his sudden passing on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the young age of 18 years. Justin was predeceased by his mother Donna; grandparents, uncles & aunts. Left to honour his memory are his father Lloyd Severight (Tanya Cote); sisters Melanie, Akacia & Krissy; brother Robin; stepbrothers Chainey & Shane; grandparents Joyce Severight (Victor Fourclaws), uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends. Justin will forever be remembered as a fearless bullrider, a lover of horses, and had a contagious smile that could fill a room. Wake will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. at Muskowekwan Bingo Hall, 1/2 mile north of Punnichy, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM. May he watch over his family and friends...until we meet again.
WILYMAN - Pearl (nee Nelson), born June 29, 1927, passed away suddenly September 16, 2002. Left to fondly cherish her memory are her loving husband Raymond; children Gary, Carol Kroeskamp and Dean (Carol); grandchildren Travis, Heidi, Brady, Kristi, Tina and Joely; great grandson, Rein; brother David (Ethel), sister Nellie, brother-in-law Lawrence (Anne), sisters-in-law Irene Straker and Evelyn Benson; many nieces, nephews and special friends. Pearl was predeceased by her parents Albert and Rose, father-in-law Charlie and mother-in-law Sarah Edith, brothers Howard and Clifford, sister Ruby and infant son Terry. Pearl was born on the family farm south of Wynyard and attended East Lynn, Evelyne and Wynyard High Schools. After graduating high school she attended Normal School in Saskatoon for four months and became a teacher. She took her first teaching position north east of Hudson Bay, followed by Grandy Perryville and then Punnichy where she retired in 1984 after 33 years of teaching. Pearl was a very dedicated, caring, passionate and creative teacher who helped shape the lives of many students. Pearl was a very gentle, sensitive and loving mother and grandmother. She found great joy in things said, mannerisms and reactions of "little ones". She loved her garden, flowers and plants, and her yard. She enjoyed curling, bowling, golf and was an exceptional homemaker & cook. Always willing to volunteer and help out. She was actively involved with the Legion Ladies Auxillary, Lestock Hospital Auxillary, and the Senior's Curling Club. She was an energetic, tireless worker & volunteer. She had a great sense of humor and a rarely matched zest for life. A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Albert Roman Catholic Church in Punnichy, SK at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002.
WILYMAN - Raymond (January 26, 1922 - February 15, 2014). Surrounded by family, Raymond Wilyman passed away peacefully on February 15, 2014. He is survived by his children Gary, Carol and Dean (Carol), son in law Rob; grandchildren Travis, Heidi (Shaun), Brady, Kristi (Ben), Tina and Joely; great granddaughter Jacobi; sisters in law Anne Wilyman and Ethel Nelson; special companion Pauline Benko and her family and many special relatives and friends. Raymond was predeceased by his wife Pearl; infant son Terry; his parents Charles and Edith; siblings Irene (Jim) Straker, Lawrence Wilyman, Evelyn Benson; Pearlís siblings David Nelson, Howard (Irene) Nelson, Ruby Lovell, and Nellie (Mike) Samoleski. A service of Remembrance will be held Sunday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Punnichy Town Hall.
WINSLADE - Violet (nee Hart) passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 29th 2006 aged 97. Violet lived and worked for most of her busy life in Punnichy, tending the sick, both in people's homes and, later, in the Doctor's office. Predeceased by loving husband Fred, she is survived by her daughter Janice, son-in-law Mike Hutchins, and brother Ed Hart. Violet's ashes will be interred at Punnichy Cemetery in early September after a brief graveside ceremony.
WODTKE - Harry (Dec 1917 - Oct 2012) was born on December 23, 1917 on a farm north of Punnichy, Sask. In 1918, the family moved to another farm just west of Punnichy where he lived and farmed with his brother Rudy until his retirement at age 65. He entered the military service and while in the service he married. He had 4 children. When he left the service at the end of the war he returned to farming, his love. At his retirement, he moved into town and bought and renovated a small house which he lived in with his companion, Mary until his move to Regina in March, 2012. While living in town he frequented the senior facility and enjoyed all of the senior activities. He loved company and having his children and grandchildren visit. He enjoyed many card games with family and friends. He enjoyed going fishing with his friend Harold Straker and staying at his trailer. Another enjoyment of his was going to various fiddling competitions and listening to old time music. He was a good dancer in his younger years. Before losing some of his eyesight he would plant and tend a vegetable garden. While Rudy was alive, they took a few trips to Regina, Kelowna and Edmonton to visit with family. As much as he enjoyed these visits he was always glad to be back in his own home. While farming he learned to keep meticulous records of rain fall and crop yields. In his younger days he would take his team of horses to the local fair and often come home with a ribbon. He enjoyed horses and continued using them for some haying work even though he had modern equipment that could do the same job faster. He lived his life the way he wanted, in a rural setting away from the bustle of city life. He was predeceased by his parents, his son, Wayne, his brother, Rudy and his sister, Rosa. He leaves to mourn his passing is his companion of 33 years, Mary Payne and her children. His daughter Sharon (Murray) Wallace of Regina, SK his son Roy (June) Wodtke of Edmonton, AB and daughter Gayle (Norby) Fork of Kelowna, BC. Grandsons Tyler (Carmen) Wallace of Regina, Shelby (Annette) Wodtke of Edmonton, and Jason Fork of Kelowna, granddaughters Celeste Bundus of Regina, Natalie (Kurt) Howe of Regina, Jennifer Wodtke of Vancouver, Kerri (Cory) Borne of Mackenzie, Lisa Fork of Kelowna, great-grandchildren Kyle Howe, Megan Howe, Cassandra Bundus, Logan Bundus, Aiden Wodtke, Blake Wodtke and Zachary Fork
YONKMAN - Richard 'Dick' (April 18, 1923 - October 28, 2010). It is with great sadness that the family of Dick Yonkman late of Punnichy, SK, announces the peaceful passing on October 28 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife Elise; their children, Leonard (Gail), Donald (Joan), Bernard (Darla) and Doreen Benning (Ronald); ten grandchildren: Nolan, Krista, Tina, April, Shane, Chantelle, Sarah, Travis, Mitchell and Jennifer; six greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Bertha Yonkman; brother John; and sisters, Cecelia Cherwinski, Mary Glasman and Bertha Schlosser. Dick was born on a farm in the Kutawa District near Punnichy. He married Elise Klass on November 1, 1950; his death occurring four days short of celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Dick loved farming and lived on the family homestead until his failing health in 2009 forced a move to Silver Heights Care Home in Raymore SK. He was active in the community, being a school trustee, 4-H leader, and a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for over 25 years. Dick had a passion for all sports and loved attending and watching his children and grandchildren's activities. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at St. Albert Church, Punnichy, Sask.