Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Hamton, Rhein, Stornoway & districts, Saskatchewan

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ACHTEMICHUK - John F. was born on June 5, 1912 on the family farm in the Rhein district; a son of Fillip and Zoia (nee Gnyp) Achtemichuk. He was raised on this farm and received his education at the New Canadian School east of Rhein. John was united in marriage to Mary Todoschuk on October 19, 1941 at St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church north of Rhein. Together they lived and worked on the family farm where they raised four children. Farming was his life and he enjoyed every minute of it until his retirement in December 1979 when he and Mary took up residence in Rhein. John was a loving father and grandfather and great grandfather who always looked forward to his families visits. He was a faithful member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; both on the farm and in Rhein. After his retirement he still enjoyed keeping busy and took pride in his yard and garden and loved working in his garage fixing small engines in the summer and woodwork in the winter. John enjoyed playing cards and shuffleboard at the seniors' centre as well as the visits from many friends and neighbours. Peacefully on Friday evening, November 9, 2001 in the presence of his family John entered eternal rest at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memories his loving wife Mary. His son Raymond ( Janice ) of Blackfolds, Alta. Two daughters: Evelyn Schnell of Yorkton, Sask. and Dorothy ( Tom ) Anaka of Canora, Sask. A son-in-law Raymond Bilous of Rhein, Sask. John also leaves his ten grandchildren: Adrianne ( Craig ), Lynda ( Wes ) Cecilia ( Jim ), Jason, Fred, Murray, Joshua ( Amber ), James ( Lisa ), Rocklin, Ryan; seven great - grandchildren: Jared, Brendon, Taylor, Jordon, Jessica, Carly, Jenna along with many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father in 1951, his mother in 1963. Four brothers: Alex in 1954, Metro in 1964, George in 1987 and Ted in 1997. Also two sisters Effie Andrusiak in 1982, Nettie in infancy; a daughter Sylvia Bilous in 1994 and a grandson Devon Royce in 1982.

ACHTEMICHUK - Mary (nee Todoschuk), wife of the late John F. Achtemichuk, formerly of Rhein, entered eternal rest peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 in the presence of her family at Aspen Bluffs Villa in Yorkton. She was 79 years and 11 months of age. Mary was born on May 31, 1923 on the family farm in the Rhein district, the eldest daughter of Mike and Anne (nee Koroluk) Todoschuk. She was raised on the farm and received her education at Rhein. Mary was united in marriage to John F. Achtemichuk on October 19, 1941 at St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church, north of Rhein. Together they lived and worked on the family farm where they raised their four children until their retirement in December of 1979, where they took up residence in Rhein. Mary loved to spend many hours in her garden. She also took pride in her knitting and sewing. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and shuffle board with her many friends and family. In June of 2002, Mary took up residence in Yorkton. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who always enjoyed visits from her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty years, John who passed away on November 9, 2001; her parents, Mike and Anne, her daughter Sylvia Bilous in 1994; grandson Devin Royce in 1982; brothers Metro Todoschuk and John Brischuk, sister Lena Boehm and an infant sister Evelyn. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Raymond (Janice) of Blackfolds AB; daughters Evelyn Schnell of Yorkton and Dorothy (Tom) Anaka of Canora; son-in-law, Raymond Bilous of Rhein; ten grandchildren, Joshua (Amber), James (Lisa), Cecilia (Jim), Jason, Fred, Murray, Rocklin, Ryan, Adrianne (Craig), and Lynda (Wes); seven great grandchildren, Jordan, Jessica, Jared, Brendon, Taylor, Carly and Jenna. Also two brothers, Bill of Hamilton, Ontario and Stanley of Edmonton, Alberta; three sisters, Martha Brischuk of Kamsack, Helen (Jerry) McKay of Brantford ON and Rose (Ed) Robertus of Rhein; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, May 15, 2003 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Friday morning, May 16, 2003 from Holy Transfiguration Church. Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiated. The cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Bill Semeniuk, the bannerbearers were Ted Prokopchuk and Wendel Gnyp. The casketbearers were Jason, Fred and Murray Schnell, Joshua and James Achtemichuk, Rocklin & Ryan Anaka, and Jared and Brendon Peppler. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

ACHTEMICHUK - Michael, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Nellie, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Yorkton Regional Hospital. He was 89 years old. Michael was born on October 16, 1919 to Nicolai and Paraska (Kosmenko) Achtemichuk. He grew up on the family farm near Rhein, Sask, attending Kitzman School, the Yorkton Collegiate and the Regina Normal School. He began teaching at Cedric School in 1940. In 1942 he was united in marriage to Nellie Kushnir. He later taught at Vionne and New Canadian Schools and attended classes to upgrade his teaching certification. Michael and Nellie raised three sons during this time. The family moved to Yorkton in 1956 and he taught at Phonehill School. A year later, Michael was appointed Principal and Farm Manager on the Allary Government Aided School south of Yorkton, and 10 years later became the principal of the school at the White Spruce Canadian Forces Base just west of Yorkton. After 35 years of teaching, he retired and then enjoyed working for 6 years as a bookkeeper at two local businesses. As a younger man, Michael enjoyed playing ball, and later organizing sports days and tournaments for school children. He enjoyed golf and bowling in his retirement years, until asthma and back issues interfered. Michael will be remembered as a quiet, generous and kind person, who valued family, friends and hard work. His many students saw an encouraging teacher who had high standards for himself and for them. In addition to the required curriculum, he read novels to his classes, encouraged art, put on plays and concerts, had students build birdhouses and many things that his students still remember and appreciate. He helped his neighbours and relatives, and with Nellie, was active as a volunteer and participant, centered around the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton and the Superannuated Teachers. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nellie of Yorkton, son Larry (Lawrence), his wife Joan (Parmenter) of West Vancouver and their two sons, Thomas and his wife Natalie Feher of Brooklyn, NY and David of North Vancouver; son Dennis of Kamloops; son Zachariah (Allan) and his wife Eleanor Kallio of Victoria: and brother Fred (Nellie Zaharia) of Yorkton. He was predeceased by his siblings John, Mary (Mendro), Bessie (Ketemer), Anne (Achtemichuk), Metro, Wasyl, Martha (Oystreck) and George. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, January 12, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. Cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Edward Achtemichuk. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Larry Achtemichuk, Zachariah Crow, David Achtemichuk, Dennis Lloyd, David Achtemichuk and Thomas Achtemichuk serving as the casketbearers

ACHTEMICHUK - Orest, of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at his home following a period of failing health. He was 60 years of age. Orest, the youngest son of Metro and Olga (nee Kowalyshen) Achtemichuk was born on April 5, 1941 at Rhein, Sask. At the age of five, his family moved to Yorkton. Here he attended Burke School and Yorkton Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1957. Orest helped with the family farm and was very active in hockey and baseball. The hightlight was being accepted to try-out camp with a major league baseball team in Tampa, Florida. In 1960 Orest began to work for an automotive parts wholesaler and was later transferred to Regina, Winnipeg and Edmonton. In 1968 he left the wholesaler and worked on the oil rigs, Department of Highways in Bridge Construction and at a Chipboard Mill in Hudson Bay. In 1974 he returned to Yorkton where he worked in sales of automotive and agricultural parts. His last venture before retirement was operating a convenience store on Darlington Street. On October 10, 1975 Orest married Heather Barr. Predeceased by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Arsany and Levina Achtemichuk, Orest is survived by a daughter Terri of Edmonton, AB; brothers Carl (Yvette) of Rhein and Zenovie (Betty) of Surrey, BC; nieces and nephews Dr. Garry Achtemichuk, Holly Neibergall, Gregory, Timmy and Christopher Achtemichuk. The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 25, 2001 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Fred Achtemichuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Julian and Nestor Trach, Christopher, Garry and Ed Achtemichuk and Boris Kowalyshen serving as the casket bearers.

ANDRUSIAK - Martha (nee Kadyschuck) Andrusiak (August 15, 1915 - November 20, 2010) was born in the Rhein District of Saskatchewan, the daughter of John and Mary Kadyschuk. Martha was raised on the family farm and received her education in the district at Cedric School. Martha was united in marriage to Mandary Andrusiak in a small country church near the Boychuk farm. The couple made their home on a farm in the Hamton area, where Mandary also worked for a short time at the Pool Elevator. In 1942, they moved to Hyas, Saskatchewan until the early 1960's when they decided to make the move to Atikokan, Ontario where they remained for three years. They returned to Saskatchewan to make their home in Melville and during that time, Mandary left to be with the Lord on July 16, 1986. Martha remained in Melville for a number of years following Mandary’s death, eventually moving to Yorkton in 1994. Martha loved nature, gardening and travelling with her husband to many different countries. Martha was also a very active and faithful member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church throughout her entire life. Martha passed away on November 20, 2010 at the Theodore Health Centre in Theodore, Saskatchewan. She was 95 years of age. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Mandary and her son, Terry as well as her sister, Margrete; her brother, Nick; two grandsons, Edward, Jr. and Derek as well as a step-sister, Helen and step-brother, John. Martha leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Edward and his wife, Pearl of Creigton, SK and daughter in law, Sandra of Hudson Bay, SK; five grandchildren, Sherry, Wade, Neal, Terry and Cathy; seven great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Alesha, Mikhayla, Danica, Miranda, Scott, Cameron, Sydney, Noah and Madisson; his brother, Nick’s wife, Anne of Saskatoon, SK as well as numerous nieces and nephews as well as host of other relatives and many good friends. The Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., also from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Mel Slashinsky of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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BABIUK - Steve, beloved husband of Rosie of the Bentley Manor in Yorkton, passed away suddenly at his residence on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. He was 91 years of age. Steve Babiuk was born on August 15, 1917 on the family farm in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan, to Nick and Aksenia (nee Andrychuk) Babiuk. His parents immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine at the turn of the century. Steve received his education at Kitzman School. As a youngster, he enjoyed trapping weasels, muskrats, and rabbits. In 1941 Steve married Rosie Wlasichuk and they went on to farm their own land in 1943. In 1960 they left the farm to move into Rhein. While living in Rhein, Steve was an active community member, from cutting neighbour's hair to driving friends into Yorkton. Being a member of the Rhein All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Steve maintained the grounds of the church and Grand Hall. After 40 years of living in Rhein, Steve and Rosie moved to Yorkton in 1999. The last five years residing at the Bentley Retirement Home. Steve and Rosie were blessed with four wonderful sons: Lawrence, Mervin, Harold and Kelvin. Steve enjoyed music, playing cards, and playing his harmonica. When Steve was a young man he was the first on the dance floor encouraging others to join in, especially the Kolomayka. Right up until the end, he enthusiastically played his many harmonicas in the Bentley Band. Predeceased by his parents; a brother Nick; and by sisters Agnes Bodnaryk and Mary Tysowski. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Rosie; sons: Lawrence (Lillian) of Edmonton; Mervin (Marian) of Kelowna; Harold (Carolyn) of Medicine Hat; and Kelvin (Marlene) of Calgary. Seven grandchildren: Leonard of Orlando, Florida, Howard and David of Edmonton, Shaun of Cairo, Egypt, Brent of Calgary, and Lauren and Kristin of Calgary. Also one great grandson, Sean of Edmonton, a sister, Ann Feniuk of Yorkton, and numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 1, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. Cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by Parish Choir members, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Lauren Babiuk. The interment followed in the Garden fo Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with sons Lawrence, Mervin, Harold and Kelvin serving as the casketbearers.

BEAUDIN - Kimberly Florence Lois. On March 10, 2005 Kimberly Beaudin, late of Rhein, Sask., passed away at the age of 32 years. Funeral arrangements are pending.

BETZ - Josephine Evelyn (nee Greenstein), resident of the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. She was 82 years of age. Josephine Evelyn Betz was born in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan on November 13, 1925; a daughter of Joseph and Catherine (nee McDougall) Greenstein. She received her early education in the district, graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute, and went on to Normal School in Regina where she trained as a teacher. She met Wilf Betz while teaching in Kamsack. They married in November of 1947, living in Kamsack and Rhein before settling in Yorkton in 1955 and raising their family. Josie and Wilf were a special couple, being very different people but complementing and building on each other's strengths. She was an accomplished home maker and financier, proud of the houses built by Wilf (and the family lived in), eventually designing the last home they lived in. Deeply committed to family and God, she served on the church board, as a church secretary for 17 years and for over 50 years as a Sunday School teacher. In the 1970's Josie became a contributor to Foster Parents Plan, often sponsoring 3 children at a time. Throughout the years she maintained her interest in education, volunteering with new immigrants teaching English as a second language. Josie also boarded young Yorkton Terrier hockey players establishing lasting relationships with them and their families. Always busy and socially active, Josie loved gardening, reading, square dancing, and playing bridge and other card games. She loved entertaining and hosting family gatherings. After Wilf's death in 1984, she led an active life with one child at home. Josie moved to Saskatoon in 2003 due to declining health and lived in Emmanuel Village and Sherbrooke Community Centre. Blessed with a positive attitude, she loved fun and had a wonderful sense of humour. Even in the last days of her life, the nursing staff appreciated her dry wit. Josephine struggled with the effects of Alzheimers disease, she lost the brave battle on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Josie will be deeply missed by her children, family and friends. Josie is survived by her children: Linda (Laurie) Senecal of Bowden, AB; Patricia (Tom) Hopkins of Delta, BC; Brad (Pat) Betz of Saskatoon; and Alison (Damon) White of Calgary; 9 grandchildren (Kim, Kelly, Gregg, Jeb (Nicole), Leanne, Sonya (Dan), Wilf, Grayson and Livia) and 3 great grandchildren (Kaiya, Halle and Xavier); her brothers: Stuart (Barbie) and Meldrum (Jennie) Greenstein, all of Rhein, SK; and her sister Francis Rhinas of Yorkton, and their families. She was pre-deceased by her husband Wilf, niece Valerie Kyba, and brother-in-law Walter Rhinas. The funeral service was held on Monday, May 5, 2008 from the First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Pastor Steve Rosluk officiaiting. Organist, Ruth McPhee led the congregation in the singing of the hymns What A Freind We Have in Jesus, and Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling. The interment took place in ther Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kim and Kelly Senecal, Gregg and Leanne Hopkins, and Jeb, Wilf and Sonya Betz serving as the casketbearers.

BODNARYK - Elsie (nee Mozelisky), beloved wife of Fred entered eternal life on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 81 years of age. Elsie was one of 12 children born and raised on the family farm near Rhein, Saskatchewan. In July 1946 Elsie was united in marriage to Fred Bodnaryk. Together they ventured out to Kamloops, BC and worked at the Tranquille Sanatorium for almost 1 year. They came back to help and take over the family farm near Hamton, Saskatchewan. They moved to Yorkton in 1961 and she continued to help Fred with the farm. She also was employed at Sangster's Health Foods and the Yorkton Co-op. Elsie will be remembered as a very hard worker who took pride in her work. She was an excellent homemaker, wonderful cook and an exceptional vegetable and flower gardener. Elsie endured many years of serious illness and surgeries throughout her life. However, when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's she was admitted to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in May, 2004 as the disease gradually took over. She leaves to mourn her passing, cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her beloved husband Fred (Freddy); daughter Beverly (Russ) Holowatuk of Yorkton; son Barry (Sharon) Bodnaryk of Regina; 5 grandchildren Chad Holowatuk, Calgary, AB; Racquel Bodnaryk, Regina; Todd (Kim) Holowatuk, Sherwood Park; Jan (Denis) Gallant, Regina; Brittany Holowatuk, Saskatoon; 5 great grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, Mark, Jillian and Alivia; 3 sisters Ann Pryslak, Yorkton; Jeanette (Paul) Olenick, Canora; Elizabeth Ewanic, Hamilton, ON; 3 brothers, Edward (Marge) Mozelisky, Kamsack; Walter Mozelisky, Regina; Tony (Val) Mozelisky, Regina and many other relatives and friends. Elsie was predeceased by her parents, Nick and Sophia (Pellach) Mozelisky; brothers, Mike and Peter; sisters, Lena Mozelisky, Victoria Stokotelny and Mary Klewchuk and a niece/God child Loretta Irvine. Prayers were held on Sunday, September 13th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss,.R. officiating. Elsie's niece, Jan Gallant sang Amazing Grace as a tribute. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, September 14th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidsklany as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and Paerish Choir members. The crossbearer was John Ostrowercha and the epistle reader was Brittany Holowatuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Chad Holowatuk, Todd Holowatuk, Peter Bodnaryk, Russ Holowatuk, Tony Mozelisky and Walter Mozelisky serving as the casket bearers.

BODNAREK - George, of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on April 10, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 83. George was born Jan. 8, 1920 in the Rhein District and received his education at Kitzman School. After completing his education he then took over the family farm. On October 30, 1949 he married Helen Prokopetz at Boychuk Church. This union was blessed with four children. George and Helen farmed until 1974 when due to his health moved to Yorkton where he was employed as a carpenter for the Yorkdale School Division until 1984. During the years living on the farm in the Rhein district, George served as a school board trustee for the Kitzman School. He was also a member of the Rhein Sask. Wheat Pool committee. He was very devoted to his faith as a life member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and later a member of Holy Transfiguration Church in Yorkton for 30 years. George was a hard worker, and could repair or build anything as he was gifted as a carpenter, welder and mechanic. He loved nature, hunting, fishing, curling, playing cards and camping. He had a great love for his four children and his seven grandchildren had a very special place in his heart. George was predeceased by his parents; Nick and Barbara Bodnarek & his seven brothers; Ted, Bill, John, Mike, Peter, Fred and Dan. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory; his loving wife Helen, his son Dennis (Gwen) of Vancouver, his three daughters; Donna (John) Ellison of Calgary, Ruby (Mark) Perkins of Calgary, and Shelly (Tim) Beres of Melville; seven grandchildren; David Bodnarek (Charlene), Geoff Bodnarek (Michelle), Shawn (Clayton) Watson, Jackie Ellison (Josh), and Sarah, Megan and Kyle Beres; two sisters; Annette Wosminity of Yorkton and Mary (Charley) Laakso of Yorkton.

BODNARIK - Jacob, of the Stornoway district, beloved husband of Nettie Bodnarik passed away on March 29, 2010 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 91 years of age. Jacob was born April 10, 1918 and raised on the family farm six miles north of Stornoway, SK. He was the youngest child of Harry and Katherine (nee Gnyp) Bodnarik, Ukrainian pioneers that settled in Saskatchewan in 1902. Jacob received his education at New Canadian School and helped out on the farm. In 1937 Jacob's father passed away, so Jacob and his older brother Mike were left to take over the family farm while taking care of their elderly mother. Jacob was a hard worker. He was always looking into ways to better his farming. For the winter months he took employment at the nickel and gold mines in Ontario. In the late 40's, early 50's Jacob and his brother Mike went in to the land clearing business. They opened many acres of farm land for themselves and their neighbours. Jacob was on the Stornoway Co-op board, the Wheat Pool Committee, and secretary for the North West Snow Plow Club. Jacob married Nettie Zawada on March 5th, 1951. They were blessed with three children, Howard, Patrice and Sidney. In 1973 it was a dream come true for Jacob to have his oldest son Howard and wife Cheryl return to the farm to help and begin their own farm as Jacob's brother Mike, was wanting to retire. A few years later Sidney returned to try his hand at farming as well. By then, Jacob was ready to take second place, but in the meantime continue to help as he could. Patsy was not to be left out, and has been coming back to the farm every summer for the holidays to help with harvest and other work. With the help of his children and his wife by his side, he's been able to stay on his beloved farm until the end. Even last year, Jacob was able to drive out to the field in his little red pickup truck to watch the harvest progress. Jacob was a kind hearted man always willing to help where it was needed. He was always happy when his grandchildren came to visit. He was always ready to beat them at a game of cards. Jacob was predeceased by his parents Harry and Katherine, brothers John and Mike, sister's Mary Zazwlenchuk, Martha Davidouski, Annie Bodnarik, Lena Achtemichuk, Annie Achtemichuk, Violet Bilokreli, Pauline Naherney, daughter-in-law, Cheryl Bodnarik. Jacob is survived by his wife, Nettie, of 59 years of marriage, his children Howard, Patrice Despins (granddaughter, Robyn, her father Don), Sidney (grandchildren, Mitchell, Holly, Tanner, Scott and their mother Sonya). His sisters-in-law; Kay Saplywy, Thunder Bay, Stella (Bob) Kush, Hyas, Irene (George) Babinchuk, Kamsack, brothers-in-law; Stan (Janet) Zawada Fraser Lake, BC, Norman (Leslie) Zawada Agassiz, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held on Friday, April 2nd and the funeral service on Saturday, April 3rd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein officiating. The organist, Kathleen Gibson led in the singing of the hymns. Jacob's history was shared by grandchildren, Robyn Despins and Tanner Bodnarik. Reflections of Jacob's life were shared by son Howard. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lorne Naherney, Wendal Gnyp, Mitchell Bodnarik, Keith Rauckman, Howard Rauckman and Robert Engel serving as the casket bearers.

BOHN - Richard (September 20, 1918 – September 26, 2007) Richard was born in Moosehorn area of Manitoba the son of Adolf and Bertha (ne Bauch) Bohn. Richard was the fourth oldest of thirteen children. In the early 30’s, the homestead was sold and the family moved to Beinfait, Saskatchewan. Richard attended school at Richprairie #1103 until finishing grade 8. At this time he started working odd jobs for the local farmers. At the age of 18, Richard enlisted in the army and took his training, and when finished his term he left for B.C. to work. Once in B.C., Richard worked with his brother on the railroad as a bulldozer operator clearing avalanches and building rail lines. During his numerous years with the railroad he traveled extensively throughout Alberta and B.C., living a good length of his years in a small metal shed along the track with Bozo, his Boa constrictor snake. By this time, Richard had earned himself a job as Section Foreman. Even with his good job, Richard yearned to get back to the farm life he once knew. From a friend, Richard heard that the Rhein area was a prosperous farming community and that there were jobs in the area, so he left his job on the railroad and headed east. In 1958 Richard arrived in Rhein. Once in Rhein, Richard started working for Mr. Albert Weinmaster. This is when he met Evelyn Wegner, and on October 29, 1960 they were married. They were blessed with six children. Tom, Tim, Vicki, Vivian, Bonnie and Cindy, who passed away shortly after birth, After working several winters in Sudbury and Thompson, Richard started working for the Village of Rhein as “the town cop” and “fire chief” until his decision to change his career. In the early 70’s Richard decided to start a career with Morris Rodweeder, and worked there until his retirement in 1977. Richard was an accomplished musician able to play harmonica, steel guitar and accordion. Writing and recording his own song, Valley of Dreams, playing with his band Dick and the Rocky Mountain Sweethearts and playing in a band with Gabby Haas, for many years. Richards’s last four years were spent in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Richard always loved visitors, talking about the Rhein area, and of course his grandchildren. Richard leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Evelyn of 47 years. His five children, Tom (Glenda) of Yorkton, Tim (Marla) of Leduc Alberta, Vicki (Barry Propp) Rhein, Vivian (Scott Davidson) of Regina, and Bonnie (Glenn Eiffert) of Yorkton. Richard was very proud of his eleven grandchildren, Megan, Kelsey and Shelby Propp. Tyler, Kyle, Tanner and Carter Bohn. Craig and Troy Davidson and Riley and Jordan Eiffert. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Adolf and Bertha. His brothers August, Otto, Herb, Hinney, Eric, Ekbert, and his sisters, Gertrude and Linda. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Saskatchewan. The interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery.

BORCHOWITZ - Mary (nee Hnidey) Senkiw, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2006. She was 95 years of age. Mary Borchowitz was born on November 8, 1910 in the Rhein area. She was the fifth of eight children born to Konon and Annie Hnidey. Mary's family moved to the North Lake district where she attended school till grade eight. In 1928 she was united in marriage to Metro Senkiw and the two of them continued to farm until 1948, when Metro passed away. Mary then moved to Yorkton and began working at Sereda's Store. In 1953 she met a blacksmith from Ebenezer named John Borchowitz. In 1955 they were united in marriage. Mary never complained when John would come home from town and tell Mary he found a house to buy and they were moving again. It meant she would get new curtains or rugs and she could do some painting, which she enjoyed. In her spare time she also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and gardening. The yard and house was always well kept and always open for family and friends to drop over for coffee and you could always be sure there was home baking to go with that coffee. When the grandchildren came along, she always looked forward to them coming over and baking their favourite things. She was always sewing dresses for the girls. In 1994 John passed away and in 1997, due to failing health, Mary took up residence at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Predeceased by her parents, three sisters: Jean Hnidey, Rose Yurk and Olga Klym; and by three brothers: Joe, Bill and Metro Hnidey. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Jerry (Twyla) of Yorkton; grandson Derek and granddaughters Tarrah and Tamara. Also one sister, Victoria Wiwchar, nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Pastor Rowell Puedivan of the 7th Day Adventist Church officiated. Organist, Lil Chernipeski led the congregation in the singing of the hymn. Special music was provided by Verna Liebrech and Pastor Rowell, and by Cliff Straub. Tributes were given by the grandkids, scripture and prayers were offered by Rosalin Hnidey and Larry Liebrech. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Melvin Hnidey, Morris Hnidey, David Rogalsky, Dave Kerelchuk, Derek Borchowitz and Larry Liebrech serving as the casketbearers.

BOYCHUK - Bill was born on February 27, 1926 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Mike and Nellie (nee Wowk) Boychuk. He received his education at Mennofeldt School and helped on the family farm. On November 2, 1952 Bill was united in marriage to Verna Chomyshen. Bill and Verna then moved to Yorkton where he was employed at the pool hall and the local hotels. In 1967 the couple moved to Edmonton where Bill was employed with his brother-in-law at Speedy's Insulation, and then for a pipeline company, before becoming injured on the job. He then began employment at Nelson's Lumber and would also help his brother on the farm. After Verna retired the couple moved back to Yorkton in December of 1989. On Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre; Bill entered eternal rest at the age of 83 years. During his life Bill enjoyed visiting with family and friends; fishing and watching sports on T.V. Bill leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 56 years of marriage, Verna. His sisters: Vicky Wlasichuk of Edmonton, AB, Emily ( Bob) Dutchak of Canora, Sally (Alec) Rusnak of Bonnyville, AB; brothers: Metro (Evelyn) Boychuk of Canora, Lawrence (Shirley) Boychuk of Emerald Park, SK; brother-in-law Mike Klewchuk of Virden, MB; sister-in-law Yvonne Boychuk of Winnipeg, numerous nieces, nephews and God children. Bill was predeceased by his mother in 1986; dad in 1992; brother John in 1999; sister Mary Klewchuk in 2003 and two sisters in infancy, and by a brother-in-law, Metro Wlasichuk in 1990. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, April 5, 2009 from St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral sevice was held on Monday, April 6, 2009 from St. Mark's Church with Rev. Fathers Rodion Luciuk and Andrew Piasta, Celebrants. Members of St. Mark's Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Dale Prokopchuk. The interment took place at St. Mary's (Boychuk) Parish Cemetery, north of Rhein with Garry and Kelly Boychuk, Glen Prokopchuk, Richard Shupena, Dale Heshka and Greg Dutchak serving as the casketbearers.

BOYCHUK - Victor, beloved husband of Vicky Boychuk of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 82 years of age. Victor was born on October 28, 1927 in the Mazappa District, North of Rhein, Sask. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Nick and Sophie Boychuk (nee Beyko). While working in a nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario, Victor met and married Victoria (nee Wasylowich) of Theodore, Sask. in December 1948. Victor worked for the City of Yorkton as a heavy machinery operator and the Saskatchewan Department of Highways as a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. In October 1992, Victor retired to pursue his many interests which included gardening, taking care of his home, fixing appliances and perfecting his computer skills. Victor is survived by his wife of sixty-two years Victoria, two daughters Debbie and Greg Barr of Yorkton, Diane and Greg Hilderman of Lloydminster, three grandchildren Jeff and Tasha Hilderman of Lloydminster, Jennifer Barr and Derek Barr of Yorkton, one great-granddaughter, Hannah Victoria Hilderman of Lloydminster, also his brother George (Joe) Boychuk and two sisters Julia Remenda and Rose Karney. Victor was predeceased by his granddaughter Pamela Dawn Hilderman, brother’s Peter, John, Stephen, Andrew, sisters Edna Dyda, Mary Thompson, Paulene Greene and Jean Kreutzer. A Funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, April 14, 2010 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton with Faye Greer of Westview United Church Officiating. The Organist was Sharon Litvanyi leading the Congregation in the Hymns. The Hymn, "Whispering Hope" was sung by soloist Amanda Buhler. Greg Hilderman, son-in-law, gave the reflections and remebrances of Victor's life. The Honourary Bearers were: Steve Wasylowich, Tony Oucharek, Mike Chobatar, Jeff Hilderman, Bill Krywulak, Greg Barr, Lawrence Bilokryly , Doug Johannson along with other friends and family. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandson Derek Barr serving as Urn Bearer.

BROWN - Leah (nee Holstein), beloved wife of the late George Brown passed away peacefully in her sleep onThursday morning, November 22, 2007 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home at the age of 85 years. Leah was born on November 27, 1921 in the Rhein District; a daughter of Peter and Marie (nee Rutz) Holstein , one of 13 children who grew up on the family farm near Rhein, SK. Leah was raised on the family farm and received her education at Rhein School. On December 20, 1944 at Rhein, Saskatchewan, Leah was united in marriage to George Brown; and later moved to Yorkton to raise their family. Leah and George retired and made their home in Yorkton and after George passed away Leah continued to reside in her home until she entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in April 2003. Leah was very active in her life and always looked after others, never expecting anything in return. Her family was very important to her; especially the time she spent with her grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Garry and his wife Gayle; daughters: Carol, Noreen (Darryl), Connie (Allan). Also, nine grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; brothers: Jack (Freida), Ben ; sisters: Rachel (Alvin), Janeth along with numerous nieces and nephews. Leah was predeceased by her parents, husband George (1990), son-in-law Stan; brothers and sisters: Peter, Abe, Mary, Dave, Henry, Martha, Lydia and Anna. The funeral service was held on Monday morning, November 26, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The reflections of Leah's life were given by her granddaughter Shardelle Brown. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandchildren: Jason Brown, Shaun Legaarden, Brian Nesbitt, Stacy Pawliw, Craig Nesbitt and Cary Stricker serving as Casket Bearers.

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CHICO - Catherine Margaret (nee Young). On Thursday, May 8, 2008, Catherine Margaret Chico passed away at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn at the age of 92 years. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, William Chico, her parents, Stanford and Margaret Young, sisters: Marie (Stanley) Heard and Heather Young, brothers: Frank (Marie) Young, Bob Young, Stanford Young, Andrew Young and Mervin Young, granddaughter, Linda Maurice and son-in-law, Frankie Fleck. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Heather Fleck and Andrea (Peter) Maurice, grandchildren: Daryl (Belva) Fleck, Gregory (Susan) Fleck, Neal Fleck and Warren Maurice, great grandchildren: Dean (Rhea) Fleck, Bryian (Jari) Fleck, Ian (Susan) Fleck, Nathan Gunn, Angela (Eric) Page, Sarah (Scott) Malo, Nathan (Julia) Fleck, and great great granddaughter, Sadie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Catherine "Margaret" Chico was born October 19, 1915 at Stornoway District, Saskatchewan. Her mother died when she was nine years old, and her older sister, Marie and her did their best to help raise their five brothers, as their Dad worked and tried to keep all the family together. Margaret took her schooling to Grade 8 due to helping raise her brothers, but she spent most of her life educating herself through her reading, probably knowing more than those of us who had educational opportunities. The family lived in Yorkton, Regina, Meadow Lake, Medicine Hat and Owen Sound, Ont. On May 17, 1937 Margaret married William Chico in Yorkton. William was a teacher and Margaret became a homemaker, raising their family in several communities in Saskatchewan: Lemberg, Atwater, Robsart, Benson, Lampman for 22 years, and then moving to Weyburn for 13 years. During the war she would knit for the soldiers, and sent many care packages, especially for her four brothers who actively served. She was a Live time member of the U.C.W. and was one of the founding members of the United Church in Atwater, both in building the church and serving where needed. She served for many years on the Lampman Church Board and the U.C.W. and participated in the Colgate branch of the Weyburn United Church. Margaret was always willing to actively participate in events, etc. in the communities she lived in. She was involved in the building and operation of the Curling Rink in Atwater, helped organize and participated in the Prairie Lily Club in Lampman. Margaret enjoyed curling, gardening and playing softball. She did quilting and crocheting and in later years, her garden grew more lovely flowers. In her twilight years while living at Legion Towers, she was 'the soup lady' sharing her canner full of soup with whoever wanted it. Her family felt she was their mentor, their rock, the boss with their best interests at heart; you always knew where you stood with her. She was very independent, giving and forgiving. Her door was always open. She was very proud of her daughters, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their spouses, and her great great granddaughter. She will be missed by the family and all who knew her. 'We loved her'. The funeral service was held Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn with Rev. Barnabas officiating. Interment followed in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Lampman. The Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grandsons: Ian Fleck, Brian Fleck, Dean Fleck, Nathan Fleck, Daryl Fleck and Greg Fleck.

CODERRE - Pauline. It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our Mom and Nana, Pauline Coderre. At the age of 92, on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Pauline went to join her beloved husband, Lionel. Pauline was born in Rhein, Sask. on September 20th, 1916. She attended school there until grade 11, when she and her sister, Mary Marlene were given the opportunity to attend Luther College. Happy memories of this year in Regina stayed with Pauline throughout her life. Following completion of high school, Pauline was accepted into nursing at Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg. It was there that she met, on a blind date, a wounded soldier who soon became the love of her life. Pauline and Lionel were married in 1946. They settled in Coderre, Sask., where they operated a small hardware store which, through their hard work together, grew into a thriving, successful business. It was during these years that their three children were born. In 1956, when Lionel decided to enter provincial politics, Pauline embarked on a new career--that of a politician's wife. She worked tirelessly on many campaigns, even into the 1990's. There are few Saskatchewan Liberals who haven't tasted Pauline's famous homemade buns and donuts. In 1964, when Lionel was appointed Minister of Labour, the family moved to Regina, where Pauline again pursued her nursing career at the General Hospital. She was so happy and proud to be nursing at the same hospital as her daughter, Barbie. Pauline's hands were magical. Her knitting and petitpoint skills were legendary, as the homes of family and many friends are still adorned with her needlework and exquisite sweaters. How Pauline found the time to work her magic remains a mystery, as she also demonstrated a deep interest in all things political, as well as in sports and current events. Although her interests and activities were many, Pauline was a mother whose greatest passion was her love of family. The legacy of her loving care was evidenced in her later years by her children who continued to enjoy her company and share their time with her. Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Lionel in 1995, her mother, Amalia, in 1979, her father, Henry in 1980, and her brother, Victor in 1981. She leaves with cherished memories, her children, Claudia (Bert) Yakichuk, Richard (Pat) Coderre, and Barbara (Ken) McPhee, her beloved grandchildren, Anika Yakichuk, Nicholas Coderre, and Marc Yakichuk, as well as her sister Mary, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. The family is so grateful for the compassionate care given to our mom at Parkview Villa over the past 3 years. We took great comfort in the knowledge that she was treated with gentleness and respect by her exceptional and loving caregivers. At Pauline's request, a private family service will take place on Friday, July 3.

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DANYLUK - Ed Danyluk passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Kamsack Hospital at the age of 80 years. Eddie was born June 7, 1932 on his parent's homestead in the Stornoway district. This is where he grew up and resided until his death. Eddie received his education at Doyle school, but learned life's true lessons while working away from home at a young age and returning on weekends to work on the family farm. Eddie knew what it meant to work hard. His passion was working with heavy duty equipment (scrapers, caterpillars). His first job was with Bodnarik's cutting brush and ploughing roads, then went on to work at Park View Community Pasture. In 1953 he was hired by the RM of Wallace, where he continued running the caterpillar and scraper building roads and later running the Champion grader in the summer and ploughing the roads in the winter. Everyone in the Wallace District considered him to be their "Champion”.' He took pride in his work and it showed through the quality of which he kept the roads. Smooth and well groomed in the summer and cleared in the winter. Sometimes working 24 hours around the clock to ensure all were able to get out quickly after a winter storm. He continued with this for 46 years until his retirement in March, 1999. Eddie met the love of his life, Charleen Liebrecht, while building roads near Edwin and Martha Liebrechts by Rhein. His heart (and stomach) were stolen by Charleen when she brought him jugs of milk while he was working. Eddie knew that when you work hard, you play just as hard. Eddie and Charleen spent many weekends with neighbours and family playing cards, drinking, and laughing. They attended many community dances and he enjoyed playing the fiddle. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and served on council. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Charleen; son Darvin (Brenda) of Rhein and their children Trisha (Graem) Minke, Tara Danyluk (Jordan Nagy), Tracy (Garett) Mclntyre, all of Yorkton; son Elden (Elizabeth) of Kamsack and their children Chantel (Bret) Ruf of Yorkton, Jessica (Joshua) Baranowski of Regina, and Carmen Danyluk (Travis Gruber) of Saskatoon; daughter Lavina (Rodney) Carter of Saskatoon and their children Kathy (Trent) Funk of Edmonton and Natasha and Richelle Carter of Saskatoon; 12 great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sister Pauline (Fred) Boychuk of Yorkton, and Katie (Rudy) Hrycay of Regina. Eddie was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Mary, grandson Darren and numerous family dogs but most recent and "favorite" Skipper who loved the truck rides with Gido. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Lori James officiating. Organist, Arlene Stiglitz led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus’; 'Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’; and 'Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling’: Tributes were given by Natasha Carter, Trisha Minke and Carmen Danyluk. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Parish Cemetery with Graem Minke, Jordan Nagy, Garett Mclntyre, Bret Ruf, Joshua Baranowski, Travis Gruber and Trent Funk serving as the casketbearers.

DERBOWKA - Mary (nee Matechuk), of Saskatoon, formerly of Wroxton entered eternal rest on March 8, 2010. She was 92 years of age. Mary, the eldest of five girls, was born on June 15, 1917 to Waselena (nee Zazelenchuk) and John Matechuk in Rhein, SK. She also had an older half brother, John Oystrick. Mary and her sisters attended Doyle country school. After finishing the tenth grade she entered the work force. Her first job was being a 'nanny' to twins. The following year she moved to Wroxton and served as a domestic to a young couple - the Kushner's' - who also had several boarders. One of the boarders was a popular, handsome Casanova grain buyer. Yes, this is a description of her future husband, John Derbowka. Mary and John were united in marriage on October 4, 1936 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yorkton, SK. They then made their home in Wroxton, SK. Their union was blessed with three children - two daughters and a son - Cecile, Sylvia and John Jr. During their lifetime, in addition to John buying grain, they worked hard raising a bountiful garden, tending cows and raising at least a hundred chicks a year. They both loved the outdoors and enjoyed picking berries, mushrooms and hazelnuts. In retirement they spent many enjoyable hours fishing. Mary's hobbies included creating beautiful Easter eggs, (pysanke), sewing, knitting and a variety of fancy work. She also enjoyed playing bingo, cards and board games. Her talents for cooking, baking and wine making were legendary and enjoyed by many friends and relatives. For a time she enjoyed a stint as a newspaper reporter for the Wroxton area. Church was always very important to the family. Mary was blessed with a beautiful voice, so she lead the church choir of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic church in Wroxton. In addition she performed many numerous solo renditions at various functions. John predeceased Mary on Feb. 9th 1993. Mary continued to live on her own in Wroxton until 1999. Then she left Wroxton to spend the next two years with her widowed sister, Effie Hardy, in Yorkton. At the age of 85 she relocated to Leduc, AB to spend the next six years with Sylvia and Dennis Malloy. Her last year and a half was spent in Saskatoon, SK with John and Carol Derbowka. After failing health and a brief illness, with her children at her side, Mary left this earth peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2010. Besides her husband, John, Mary was predeceased by her half brother, John Oystrick, and her sister Martha Novakowski. She is survived by her children: Cecile (Gerald) Slywka of Reed City, MI., Sylvia (Dennis) Malloy of Leduc, AB; John (Carol) Derbowka of Saskatoon, SK, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, that she loved very dearly and of whom she was very proud. Also surviving her are three sisters; Effie Hardy of Yorkton, SK; Ethel Styba of Winnipeg, MB; and Lorraine (William) Peleshytyk of Calder, SK, numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Friday, March 12th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre . The praying of the rosary led by Candace Hardy preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, March 13th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. Serving as crossbearers were Dominique Derbowka & Nicole Malloy. The epistle reader was Jodi Ikens and the eulogy was presented by Gerald Slywka. Honourary bearers included Dennis Malloy, Harry Monette, William Peleshytyk, Gerald Slywka, Clifford Schebywolok, Andrew Tataryn, Harry Zazelenchuk and Albert Zelaney. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Derbowka, Mark Derbowka, Grant Hardy, Taras Robulak, Jeff Slywka and Mark Strutynski serving as the casket bearers.

DZOGOLA - Mary (nee Yaholnitsky) was born on June 11, 1911 on the family farm in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Prokop & Anna Yaholnitsky. Mary was raised on the family farm and attended school in Stornoway. She was united in marriage to Dmytro Dzogola. Following World War II the couple moved to make their home in Windsor, Ontario. Mary ran a market garden for a few years and also worked as a nurse's aide at the Huron Lodge for many years while Dmytro was employed in the auto industry. Following his death in 1962, Mary worked for a few more years until her retirement. In 1999 she became a resident of the Hudson Manor Rest Home in Windsor, and since 2002 had been a resident of the Tilbury Manor Nursing Home. Mary passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2003. She was 91 years of age. Although she lived most of her life in eastern Canada, her prairie roots still remained strong; Mary made many, many trips back to Saskatchewan over the years to visit and care for her brothers. Predeceased by her husband Dmytro in 1962, her parents, sisters Sadie Klimchuk and Lena Korzenowski, and by brothers Nick, Julius, Metro, Alex, John and Victor Yaholnitsky. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory, son Roger and his wife Lori of Defiance, Missouri; daughters Lynette of Windsor and Shirley and Jim of Windsor; loving grandmother of Alex, Michael, Dana, Sherry, Shelly, Shannon, Tammy, Cory and Steven. A great grandmother of 19; sister of Joe Yaholnitsky of Rhein and Harry Yaholnitsky of Yorkton; sister-in-law of Annie Yaholnitsky of Hudson Bay; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.

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ED - Nicholas 'Nick'. On Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Nicholas Ed , late of Weyburn, passed away at the age of 83 years. Nick was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and George, stepbrothers, John, Mike and Theodore, stepsisters, Nellie, Mary and Margaret and a brother-in-law, Bill Bewley. Nick leaves to mourn his memory, his loving wife, Kathleen of Weyburn, one son, Kevin (Laurel Sewap) of Weyburn; two sisters, Ann (Murray) MacDonald of Ancaster, ON and Jean Bewley of Kitchener, ON and two brothers, William (Natalee) of Edmonton, AB and Steve (Lucy) of Yorkton, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Nick was born on May 7, 1923 in the Hamton District on the homestead of his pioneer parents, George and Mary. Nick attended Fudurhill school in the Rhein District. In 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed in London, England. He served on a destroyer in the English Channel and the Atlantic. When the war ended, he returned home and was employed by the General Paint Company. He met and married his wife Kathleen Horseman in Regina. His next job was with Andrews and Wilder Sporting Goods in Weyburn. He was very interested in sports and he coached many junior hockey teams in Yorkton and Weyburn. He also did numerous volunteering with community activities around Weyburn. When he retired, Nick joined the Royal Canadian Legion in Weyburn and made it one of his greatest involvements. He enjoyed being a member of the Legion and was very proud of it. He will be missed by all he knew and loved. Funeral service was held Monday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47 conducted a Last Post Service, and were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn. The Active Pallbearers were: Ken Kobelka, Colin Olfert, Trevor White, Paul Dumont, Brett Johnstone and Walter Jaster.

ENGEL - Carl "Charlie", resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Nursing Home with his wife and grandson by his side. He was 91 years of age. Carl Engel, known affectionately as Charlie, was born on October 28, 1917 at Rhein, Sask; a son of Karl and Katherine (nee Miller) Engel. He was raised on the family farm and attended Wallace School. As a young man, he helped on the family farm before enlisting into the Royal Canadian Army, serving as a gunner, stationed in Newfoundland. Upon his discharge, he returned to the Rhein district. On November 24, 1946 he was united in marriage to Effie Panchuk. The couple farmed for over 40 years before retiring to Yorkton in 1986. Charlie had enjoyed good health until the past couple of years, following a period of hospitalization he became a permanent resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in November of 2007, where he had since resided. Predeceased by his parents, and by brothers Jacob, Donald, Willie, and Alex. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life: his wife of 62 years, Effie; two daughters: Cheryl (Wayne Koch) of Vancouver, and Marilyn (Dave Balaux) of Edmonton; grandsons: Travis (Janette) of New Zealand, and Trent (Kim) of Saskatoon; great grandchildren: Matthew and Nathan Koch & Petra Koch-Stratton. Also sisters: Fleda Liebrecht of St. Albert, AB, Elsie Rathgeber of Naniamo, Rose Weitzel of Yorkton, Vilma Naherney of Kamloops; sisters-in-law Edna Engel of Agassiz, BC, and Violet Engel of Kelowna; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Cremation took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium with a family interment service in the Garden of St. Matthew with grandson Trent Koch serving as the urnbearer. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. Audrey herman was the eulogist. Organist, Shirley Ostafie led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Ray Yost sang 'On Eaglers Wings'. A memorial luncheon followed in the lower hall.

ENGEL - Emilie (nee Mehling) of Yorkton, Sask., beloved wife of Edwin, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Emilie was born June 23, 1912 in Hussenbach, Russia, daughter of George and Anna (nee Suppes) Mehling. She was baptized and lived in Russia until the age of nine. Because of the Bolshevik Revolution, the family was forced to flee Russia. After a journey of sixteen months, with tragedy after tragedy, including losing her mother and two sisters of typhoid fever, they landed in Halifax. They proceeded to Stornoway, Sask., arriving May 19, 1923. Emilie attended schools in Stornoway and Rhein, and was confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. She worked very hard on the family farm in her younger years and later in Yorkton as a nanny and housekeeper for several prominent families. These were happy years for her as she made many wonderful friends. She married Edwin Engel July 28, 1940 and the couple was blessed with four daughters. They made farming their livelihood for thirty-two years and in 1972 retired to Yorkton. Her vegetable and flower gardens were her pride and joy both on the farm and in Yorkton. Emilie was very talented with her hands. Even at the age of seventy she began to enter her sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking and canned goods at the Yorkton Exhibition and the Saltcoats fair where she won many ribbons. Emilie was an avid bowler and served on the executive of several leagues. Emilie's warm and friendly manner endeared her to many people including her caregivers. On April 28, 2000 she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her mother, Anna, in 1922 and her father, George in 1954; sisters Dorthea and Maria in 1922, and Elizabeth in 2000; two brothers, Victor in 1987 and Jacob in 1996. She was also predeceased by her step mother, Katherine; step brothers Henry, John, Jack and Alex Schaeffer, step sisters Molly Schaeffer and Martha Leis, sister-in-law Martha Mehling in 2001 and brother-in-law Jacob Ruf in 1988. Emilie leaves to mourn her husband Edwin of 61 years; daughters Glenna (Norm) Vance of Yorkton, Elaine (Ken) Els of Yorkton, Sharon (Dave) Hart of Nanaimo, BC. and Brenda (Dale) Loeppky of Saskatoon, Sask. She was the proud grandmother of Karla (Dave) Miller of Yorkton, Brad Vance of Regina, Kevin Vance of Calgary; Shelley Els of Yorkton, Greg (Cheryl) Els of Stornoway, Carmen (Cory) Sasyniuk of Moose Jaw, Allan Hart of Victoria and Heather (Jim) Carpenter of San Jose, California. Bringing her great joy in her twilight years were her three great-grandchildren: Matthew and Emilie Miller and Brandon Sasyniuk. She also leaves to mourn her step sisters Rosie Pfeifer of Yorkton, Lydia Riffel of Carnduff; step brother Rev. Dave (Katie) Schaeffer of Medicine Hat, Alta.; sisters-in-law Leah Ruf, Clara Ruf, and Dora (Adam) Ruf, all of Yorkton, and Rachael Elzer of Vernon, B.C.; brother-in-law Alfred (Viola) Engel of Vernon, B.C., and many nieces, nephews and friends. A service of Comfort for family and friends was held on Thursday evening July 19, 2001, from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Friday afternoon, July 20, 2001 from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Michael Keith officiating assisted by Vicar Rob Grout. The organist Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the Hymns. The soloist was Cherie Bown. Her solo selection was His Eye Is On The Sparrow. The reflections and remembrances of Emilie's life were given by her grandson Kevin Vance. The interment followed in the family plot, Garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Greg Els, Allan Hart, Brad Vance, Kevin Vance, David Miller and Cory Sasyniuk serving as casket bearers.

ERHARDT - Theresa Rosie (nee Pfeifer) , formerly of Rhein, widow of Alex Erhardt passed away suddenly in Regina, SK, December 31, 2009. She was 92 years of age. Theresa was born October 31, 1917, in Rhein, SK. She was the nineth of twelve children born to George and Maria (Rothenberger) Pfeifer. She was raised on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed in the Rhein Lutheran Church. She attended school in Rhein. She was united in marriage to Alex Erhardt on September 30, 1936 and they settled on their farm south of Rhein. Theresa was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, ELW and choir. She was involved with the Kitchen Band and Golden Agers where she spent many happy times. After Alex's passing in 1989, she moved off the farm to the Rheinwood Manor where she lived until 2000 when she moved to Regina to be near her family. She resided at Queen Victoria Estates where she was very active in many of the activities including choir, playing cards, bingo and bus tours. Theresa's grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy and she was able to celebrate all the holidays and birthdays with them. Theresa was predeceased by her parents; seven sisters, Amelia Weitzel, Maria Pfeiffer, Amalia Windecker, Pauline Windecker, Esther Erhardt, Elsa Pfeiffer; and Clara Beatty; four brothers, George, David, Gottfried and Jack Pfeifer. Theresa leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her son, Wayne and his wife Gloria of Regina; grandchildren, Kim (Bryan) Parisloff, Kevin Erhardt, Sheri (Devin) Gabel; great grandchildren Kolby, Karter, Kaeley, Arienne and Alandra, all of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Theresa is also survived by other family members Nettie Pfeifer, Hilda Pfeifer, Agnes and Albert Erhardt, and Ken Beatty. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 7th at Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led in the singing of the hymns, Amazing Grace, Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me and What A Friend We Have in Jesus. The eulogy was conveyed by Gerry Erhardt. All those who knew and loved Theresa were considered as honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kevin Erhardt, Bryan Parisloff, Devin Gabel, Lorne Pfeifer, Calvin Pfeifer and Curran Erhardt serving as the casket bearers.

EVANIUK - John, a long time resident of Regina, died on October 31, 2002 with family by his side, at the age of 81. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Anna; he is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Tillie; daughter Judy (John) Stadnyk and five grandchildren: Sheila (Brad) Bohay, Ron (Melanie), Debbie (fiance Darren Nyen), Dan and Michael. John arrived in Canada from the Ukraine at the age of eight, where his parents settled in Stornoway, Sask. They later moved to Yorkton, where John obtained his elementary and high school education. John served in the armed forces for four years. During that time he met his future wife Tillie (nee Zatwarnitski) from Sheho, Sask. They were married at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton on Sunday, August 1, 1943. They resided in Port Arthur, Ont. for a short time. From 1953 to 1960 they made their home in Moose Jaw. His job brought him to Regina where they settled from 1960 to the present. John was employed by J. M. Sinclair (Codville Co.) from May 1953 until his retirement in May 1986. John enjoyed reading the Leader Post and watching the news. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather - we will miss him. God grant him eternal rest. Prayers will be held Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 4, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

EWACHIW - Mike passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 with his family at his side. Mike was predeceased by his wife Mary and was the last of his family to pass away. His kindness and unconditional love touched the hearts of many. He will be greatly missed by his only daughter Carol (Brian) Galon, precious grandsons Jason (Jami) Galon, and Trevor Galon and his friend Becky, along with Mike's dear friend Agnes Robitaille. Mike was born on November 17th, 1915 in the district of Rhein, Sask. to Alex and Mary (nee Andrusiak) Ewachiw and was raised on the family farm. On July 26th, 1946 he married Mary Makowski and they resided on the farm near Veregin. In November of 1965, the family moved to Yorkton where he was employed by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Farm Service Center. At the same time he also farmed for a few years. Mike was a member of St. Mary's Parish and became very active with the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. In 1975 he was transferred to Regina with the S.W.P. Livestock Division. Again he was active with the K. of C. and U.C.B. at St. Basil's Parish. At both parishes Mike enjoyed volunteering for their bingos. In 1980 he retired from the S.W.P. which allowed him to enjoy fishing and many other activities. In 1982 Jason, the first of his grandsons was born and Trevor, his second grandson in 1985. From then on it was always Gido and his boys. The family would like to thank Dr. A. Vermeulen and Dr. R.H. Abdulla for their care. A special thanks to the staff on 6F at the General Hospital for their kindness in helping to make his last days peaceful. Prayer Service will be held at the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina, SK on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Regina, SK on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney, officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

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FEDORAK - Katherine (nee Andrusiak), widow of George Fedorak passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was ninety-eight years of age. Katherine Fedorak was born on the family farm in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Steve and Domka (nee Pilot) Andrusiak. Katherine grew up on the farm in Hamton until she was united in marriage to George Fedorak in 1919. The couple began farming in the Stornoway district. Katherine and George worked along side one another farming and raising their family. In the 1950's Katherine and George moved into Yorkton. Katherine kept busy and began working for various families. Katherine was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church near Rhein and later at Yorkton and was also active with the Ukrainian Woman's Association. Predeceased by her husband, George; her sons, Mike (Margaret) and Steve; her grandson, William George; as well as her brothers and sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, John (Betty) of Stornoway, Olga (Metro) Cherewyk of Winnipeg and Elsie (Harold) Manders of Winnipeg, daughter-in-law, Ann; seventeen grandchildren; thirty five great grand children; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Lena Mihaychuk of Yorkton and Olga Roshka of Erickson, MB; her special niece, Sr. Nestor Kyba S.S.M.I as well as numerous nieces, nephews & other relatives. Prayers were held on Thursday, November 7th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 8th from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko led in the singing of responses. The cross bearer was Orest Machushek and the banner bearers were Steve Matechuk and Steve Slywka. Members of the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch held an honour guard. The branch flag was carried by Lillian Prokopchuk and the candle bearer was Mary German. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Richard Cherewyk, Robert Fedorak, Corey Manders, Vern Fedorak, Leslie Fedorak and Colin Jones serving as the casket bearers.

FEDOROWICH - Frank, beloved husband of Rose of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 92 years of age. Frank was born on January 14, 1915 in Yorkton, son of John and Ann (nee Komas) Fedorowich. Frank was raised on the family farm in the Hamton area until the family moved to Yorkton and operated the wood and coal business. Frank went to school at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's College until grade 11 (1932). He worked at numerous jobs until his marriage to Rose Onofreychuk on November 10, 1940. Together they raised four sons and one daughter. Frank was a dedicated husband and father; he cherished his family above all. In 1942, Frank was hired on permanently by the Saskatchewan Liquor Board. He was well known around town as the gentleman with the white streak in his hair. After 33 years with the liquor store, Frank took an early retirement in 1975. During his retirement, he held several bookkeeping positions with the Yorkton Abattoir, Churchbridge Drugs, Fedorowich Construction and St. Mary's Cultural Centre. Frank's passion was his vegetable garden that he grew on a very large scale. His produce was sold to restaurants, small grocery stores and individuals in Yorkton. Dad's 'farmers market' consisted of 1000 potato plants, corn, and other vegetables on rented fields. He even attempted growing cantaloupe and melons. He had his children help him with the plowing of the garden, seeding and harvesting. He also enjoyed electronics as a hobby and was an exceptional handyman. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and continued them up until his death. In 1950, Frank built his own home where they resided until 2003 when they moved to the Bentley. Frank was a devoted member of St. Mary's Church. He belonged to the choir and was a cantor for many, many years. Frank was a founding member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and was the original treasurer of St. Alphonsus Home & School Association. Frank's health began to deteriorate earlier this year and was admitted to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Peter and Katherine Onofreychuk, brothers, Walter, Ernest and Victor, sister, Pauline Fedor, brothers-in-law, Bill Fedor, Bill Onofreychuk, Martin Erickson, Ted Eftoda, sisters-in-law, Mary Eftoda, Betty Erickson and Louise Onofreychuk. He leaves to cherish his life, his loving wife of 67 years, Rose, sons, Bernie (Janice) of Yorkton, Adrian (Linda) of Cranbrook, BC, Vincent of Saskatoon, Eugene (Muriel) of Yorkton and daughter, Joanne (Larry) Loveridge of Yorkton; grandchildren, Sheri, Lisa, Chris, Lyle (Michelle), Leigh Ann (Jon), Larissa, Anna, Taisa, Jeremy (Kim), Maureen (Rob), Josh and Drew; great grandchildren, McKenzie, Trapper, Lauren and Anthony; brother, Lionel (Eleanor) of Yorkton, brother-in-law, George Onofreychuk of Sardis, BC, sisters-in-law, Veronica of Moose Jaw, Imba of Yorkton and Elsie Onofreychuk of MacNutt along with numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer were held Sunday, October 21th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church on Monday, October 22nd with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, Rev. Frs. Methodius Kushko, Frank Szadiak and Vasyl Kravchuk as Concelebrants. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Lionel Fedorowich and the altar server was Zacharia Kais. The epistle reader was Joanne Loveridge. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood formed the honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bernie Fedorowich, Christopher Fedorowich, Adrian Fedorowich Lyle Fedorowich, Vincent Fedorowich, Jeremy Taylor, Eugene Fedorowich and Josh Fedorowich serving as the casket bearers.

FILIPCHUK - John, beloved husband of Effie Filipchuk of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 88 years of age. John was born on March 28, 1913 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan, son of Partun and Mary Filipchuk (nee Wasylenchuk). He was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. On February 11, 1934 John was united in marriage to Effie Klewchuk at the Boychuk Church in the Rhein/Hamton district. The couple resided on the farm in the Hamton district until 1950 when they moved to Yorkton to take up part time residence in Yorkton. John continued farming until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. John was a very loving father and grandfather who always treasured spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his beloved wife of 67 years Effie; one daughter Dianne and her husband Graham Fishburne of Sherwood Park, AB; grandson Sheldon Scott of Victoria, BC; granddaughters, Stephanie and Rebecca Fishburne of Sherwood Park. AB; great grandson Mathais Scott of Victoria, BC; brother Sam Filipchuk and sisters, Katherine Chepil and Edith Funk. John was predeceased by his daughter Gladys Scott; brothers, Alex, Bill George and Ted and sisters, Nellie, Pauline, Mary, Annie and Margaret. Prayer services were held on Sunday, August 19th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was George Prokopchuk and the banner bearers were Dan Filipchuk and Jeff Shupena. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Raymond Shupena, Glen Filipchuk, Ed Oystreck, Richard Shupena, Steve Oystreck and Wesley Supena serving as the casket bearers.

FILIPCHUK - John, peacefully on October 27, 2008 with family at his side entered into eternal rest. Presently a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home having suffered the effects of a stroke. John Filipchuk was born on November 29, 1931, one of nine children to Wasyl & Pauline (nee Kozmech) Filpchuk of the Hamton district. John was raised on the family farm and completed Grade VIII at Mennofeldt School. He lived on the farm until his parents moved to Yorkton in 1959. He continued to live in the family home until 2004 when he moved to Aspen Bluff Villa and in 2005 to the Yorkton & district Nursing Home. John was an active farmer and an accomplished welder until the mid 90's. He was an avid fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Montreal Canadians. He was a spiritual man who read the Bible daily. John was always surrounded by friends and family, especially his nieces and nephews. John will always be remembered by his contagious smile and willingness to always help others. We grieve his passing, but we are comforted to know he is in a much better place. John was predeceased by his parents, Wasyl & Pauline Filipchuk; brothers: Ernie & Bill; sister Edith in infancy; niece Brenda Lee Kurcher and nephew Eugene Repay in infancy; brother-in-law Metro Repay. John leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, a brother Dan (Gloria) of Yorkton; four sisters Lena Repay of Theodore, Ann (Marsh) Libicz of Calgary, Mary (Arbey) Kurcher of Abbotsford, BC and Susan Filipchuk of Calgary; sister-in-law Eleanor Filipchuk of Calgary; nephew Elmer (Bev) Repay; nieces Brenda (Gary) Bird, Charlotte Filipchuk (Francisco Gardulski), Patti (Blake) Danille; five great nieces & nephews; two great great nieces & nephews and many friends. The prayer service was held Thursday, October 30th and the funeral service Friday, October 31st at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by William Kozey & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Sebastian Gardulski and the banner bearers were Charlotte Filipchuk and Brenda Bird. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Elmer Repay, Francisco Gardulski, Ian Repay, Alex Yasinko, Gary Bird and Steve Trainer serving as the casket bearers.

FILIPCHUK - Marie. Suddenly and unexpectedly Marie Filipchuk, beloved wife of Sam of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Monday, April 22, 2002. She was 71 years of age. Marie was born on November 2, 1930 in the Rhein district, a daughter of Mike and Annie (nee Dereniwsky) Dombroski. She attended Kitzman School and Sacred Heart Academy. Following her education she helped relatives with various farm duties. On May 30, 1953 Marie was united in marriage to Sam Filipchuk at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed for a short time in the Hamton district before moving to Tadmore. Besides raising their family of three daughters Marie was employed at Frank's Department Store in Canora. In 1975 Marie and Sam moved to Yorkton. It was here that she gained employment with Zellers, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John's in Tadmore and St. Mary's in Yorkton and served on the Church Board in Tadmore for a number of years. In Yorkton Marie became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1. She will be remembered for the large garden she grew, the flowers she cared for, her cooking, baking, and knitting. Her family will always remember her love for shopping and collecting various news memorabilia. Her greatest pride and enjoyment came from her children and grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, granddaughter Deidra Lee German and brother Edward Dombroski., Marie leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 48 years Sam; three daughters, Brenda (Doug) Suknasky of Regina, Sandra (Larry) German of Yorkton and Wanda Filipchuk of Regina; four grandchildren, Dean, Doranda and Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky; three sisters, Terry (Al) Gabora of Moose Jaw, Helen Fullowka of Sturgis and Diana (Doug) Hurst of Vancouver, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday, April 25th. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1 preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, April 26th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle was read by Brenda Suknasky. The organist, Doranda German accompanied the choir in the singing of the hymns. The cross bearers were Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky. Members of the U.C.W.L. Branch #1 participated in an honour guard. President, Verna Moroz led with the prapor; Mary Diduck and Theresa Denischuk were the banner bearers; and Mary Lazurko, Lucy Kachur and Agnes Gawryliuk carried the memorial wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken Dereniwsky, Ben Uhryn, Orville Bouey, Walter Misko, Andy Balaberda and Mike Dereniski serving as the casket bearers.

FILIPCHUK - Sam, of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Marie Filipchuk entered eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 75 years of age. Sam was born on June 7, 1927 in the Hamton district, the youngest son of Partun and Martha (nee Melnychuk) Filipchuk. He was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. As a young man he helped his parents on the farm before acquiring his own land. During the winter months Sam worked at various jobs throughout Canada. These included Hudson Bay, SK, Sudbury, ON, lower mainland in British Columbia and The Pas, MB. On May 30, 1953 Sam was united in marriage to Marie Dombroski at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed for a short time in the Hamton district before moving to Tadmore in 1955 where Sam was employed as a grain buyer for Federal Grain. In 1970 he commenced working at the mine in Flin Flon. In 1974 Sam joined Morris Rod Weeder in Yorkton and the following year they moved to the city. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John's in Tadmore and St. Mary's in Yorkton. In Yorkton Sam became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch. Sam enjoyed working in his garden especially during retirement, reading, cycling and keeping abreast of current affairs. His family will always remember his love for bargain hunting, feeding the geese at Wascana Lake, annual excursions to Watrous and the numerous visits to McDonald's. He was a great storyteller and always had a new joke to share. If anything needed to be fixed, he was the one to ask! His greatest pride was his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Marie on April 22, 2002; granddaughter Deidra Lee German; five brothers, Bill, Ted, Alex, John and George; six sisters, Pauline Oucharek, Mary Emery, Martha Kolebaba, Nellie Fedryck, Anne Spence and Margaret Yaniw; he leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Brenda (Doug) Suknasky of Regina, Sandra (Larry) German of Yorkton, and Wanda Filipchuk of Regina; four grandchildren, Dean, Doranda and Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky; two sisters, Katherine Chepil of Yorkton and Edith Funk of Calgary; and one brother Mike of Mexico, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Prayers were held on Monday, July 1st. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, July 2 at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Sandra German and the crossbearers were Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky. The Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood participated in the funeral with Ed McLashen, Wally Baluk, Ned Pisiak, Fred Bodnaryk, Matt Salyn, Eugene Hnatiuk, Mike Katerinich and Tony Mazur serving as honourary bearers. The honour guard included president, Glen Tymiak leading with the branch banner and Peter Gulka and John Solonenko serving as banner bearers. Joe Ratushniak, John Solonenko and Victor Puchala served as ushers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dean German, Craig Filipchuk, Alice Matechuk, Debbie Kovach, Tony Oucharek, Allan Filipchuk and Lou Yaniw serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, grandson Dean German paid a Tribute to Gida and granddaughter Doranda German expressed words of appreciation on behalf of the family.

FOOKES - Jacob "Jack". The family of Jack Fookes announce his passing on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the Gateway Lodge in Canora, Saskatchewan. He was 98 years of age. Jacob Fookes, the son of John Jacob and Katherine (nee Rothenberger), was born on November 19, 1910, on a ship, somewhere between Russia and Canada as his family made their way to this country. The family settled in Saskatchewan and Jack received his education at the Shamrock and Clyde Schools. Jack met Esther Hein while she was teaching at Clyde School and they were united in marriage on August 2, 1946. They began their married life farming in the Rhein district, later moving to the Tonkin area where they also farmed. In September of 1989, Jack and Esther retired and moved into the city of Yorkton. Their home was always open to company, and both Jack and Esther enjoyed hosting get-togethers for their many friends and neighbours. Jack always enjoyed sports - fishing, curling, pool and bowling were some of his favorites. In his younger years, Jack enjoyed playing baseball and in his later years was an avid horseshoe player. In 1975 he joined the Yorkton Horseshoe Club and over the years participated in numerous provincial tournaments. He remained active in the sport until 2000, when his health began to fail. Jack was a resident of Wiome House from August, 2000 until January of 2004, at which time he moved into the Gateway Lodge in Canora where he resided until his passing. Jack’s family wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at both Wiome House and the Gateway Lodge for the excellent care they provided their beloved uncle over the last years of his life. Jack was predeceased by is wife, Esther in 1995; his mother, Katherine in 1940 and his father, John Jacob in 1944; his brothers, David in 1942, Alexander "Little Alex" in 1988, Rynold in 1991, Alexander "Big Alex" in 1997 and Wilhelm "Willie" in 1999; his sisters, Lydia Schindel in 1966 and Freda Burkard in 1987. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his long life, numerous nieces and nephews as well as a number of long-time, dear friends. A Visitation for family and friends was held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. A Graveside Memorial Service was held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Ken Fookes, Dr. Graham Fuchs, Darren Fookes, Gerald Schepp, Dave Weinmaster and Jim Davis served as the casket bearers.

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GERMAN - Mary (nee Adam), of Regina, formerly of Yorkton entered eternal rest on October 27, 2009 at the age of 90 years. Mary was born on May 25, 1919 at Endeavour, Saskatchewan to John and Victoria (nee Shelko) Adam. She was united in marriage to George German on November 11, 1934. The couple farmed in the Hamton district until 1949 when they moved to Yorkton. Mary moved to Selo Gardens in Regina in 2003. Mary was a faithful parishioner of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton, a life member of the Ukrainian Women's Association, a member of the Parish Choir for many years and a faithful volunteer at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium. Mary loved her family dearly and looked forward to their visits. She was very proud of the many Easter eggs she designed along with other crafts including crocheting, knitting and other needle work. She enjoyed tending to her garden and always had enough produce to share. She leaves to mourn her loss and to cherish her memory her four daughters, Evelyn Korpus of Regina, Lorraine German of Anaheim, CA, Delores Waldner (Nelson) of Laguna Hills, CA and Georgina Morrison of Airdrie, AB; eight grandchildren Robin, Kimberly, Kelly, Daria (Jerry), Michael (Sabine), Scott (Yvonne), Tania (Jason), Jana (Roger); seventeen great grandchildren; a sister Emma Machinski of Edmonton, AB; a brother Harry Adam (Barbara) of Oshawa, ON as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members. Mary was predeceased by her husband George; parents John & Victoria Adam; granddaughter Leandra Korpus; sisters Annie, Helen and Kay; brothers George, Mike, Bill, Fred, Nick, Dan, Pete and Ernie; sons-in-law Donald Korpus and Dean Morrison. Prayers were held on Sunday, November 1st and the funeral service on Monday, November 2nd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. Leading in the responses were cantor, William Kozey & Parish Choir members. The crossbearer was Lawrence German. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jerry Essar, Jason Moller, Scott Morrison, Roger Costa , Merv Adam Jr. and Mark Kardynal serving as the casket bearers.

GLASS - Robert. Bob, beloved husband of May Glass of Yorkton and Rhein districts, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the age of 92 years. Bob was born on July 10, 1917 in the Rhein district, the first son of James and Agnes Glass. Bob attended school at Clyde and later Shamrock and began farming at an early age, on his own land, two miles east of his parent’s farm. He met Lizzie Stricker and in 1945 they were united in marriage. They were blessed with two daughters, Muriel and Gladys. Bob loved the farming life, seeing the new born calves in the spring, the bountiful fields of grain, the smell of the new cut hay, the companionship of a faithful dog and the many cats that called his barn home. In 1973, Bob lost his beloved Lizzie, and his life became very lonely, so he began getting together with neighbours to play cards. This was how he met May Reid, they were married on June 8, 1974 and they took up residence on a small acreage in the Dunleath district. Bob and May had a great passion for gardening, their flowers and vegetables won many awards at the horticultural shows, they were both active members of the Yorkton Horticultural Club. Bob loved to play cards and was ready at any time of the day for a challenging game with family, friends or neighbours. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Lizzie in 1973; his Mother in 1978; his Father in 1986; his brother, George in 1994; his brother-in-law, Donald Morrison in 1991 and his daughter, Muriel in 2004. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his loving wife, May of Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton; his sister, Isobel Morrison of Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton; his daughter, Gladys (Carman) Merritt of Saskatoon and their family, Cory (Tessa) of Calgary, Jason of Saskatoon and Colin (Tammy) of Saskatoon; son-in-law, Ed Poirier of Weiston and his family, Kirby (Erin) of Saskatoon and Shanda of Saskatoon; step-daughter, Donna (Ed) Malinowski of Yorkton, their family, Lee (Diane) of Mazenod, Len (Tracy) of Yorkton; step-daughter, Sandi (Ivan) Pollock of Dunleath; their family, Wayde (Brenda) of Dunleath and Lori of Calgary; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Jones of Yorkton and Rosalie Bohn of Kelowna. Bob will also be missed by his great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all of his neighbours and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrew’s United Church. The cremation committal will take place at a later date.

GORCHYNSKI - John, of Yorkton, formerly of Hamton, beloved husband of Josie Gorchynski passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at Yorkton District Nursing Home at the age of 82 years. John Nicholas Gorchynski was born on January 15, 1926, the second child of Nick E. and Minnie (Tysowski) Gorchynski of the Hamton district. John attended Oleskow School, completed Grade ten education, enrolled in a Commercial College, and graduated in Motor Vehicle Mechanics from Chicago Vocational Training School at Edmonton, Alta. He achieved a Certificate of Journeyman's status in the early 1950's. On August 8, 1952 he married Josie Sholikowski of Fisher Branch, Manitoba. John and Josie started farming. Together with farming John was a Fuller Brush salesman for two years at Winnipeg, Brandon, Kamsack and Hamton areas. In 1954, John and Josie purchased a business at Hamton, Sask. They opened a garage and service station, a bulk farm fuel business, and sold a short line of farm machinery. In 1954, they were blessed with a daughter Caroline, and later in 1957 a son John B. In 1958 John was awarded a sub dealership for General Motors, and began selling new cars. In 1960 he was appointed as a postmaster for Hamton. The original building was remodeled into a grocery, hardware store and post office. Mail was delivered to Hamton three times a week by railway up to the mid 1960's, then later by truck. In 1972 the post office had been closed at Hamton and this caused the grocery business to slacken. In 1974 the grocery store was closed and John continued to operate the garage and service station until 1985. This was the last business that was ever operated in Hamton, Sask. John believed in serving his community and served on various committees throughout the region, such as: Hamton Community Recreational Hall, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Yorkton and Canora Union Hospital Boards, EMO, and many committees serving the Rural Municipality. He served as a councilor from 1973-1984 and a Reeve from 1987-1992 in the Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills. John was an Insurance Agent and sold Hail Insurance up until this last year. John and Josie are members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton and Wroxton, Sask. John was a member of the Order of Saint Andrew and TYC. John believed in serving his community but his first love was his family and farming. He passed this passion on to his son, who joined him on the farm from an early age. In 1979 John joined in partnership with his son and they continued to farm together until 1996. He never fully retired, soon after he became the gopher (go for this, go for that). John never gave up his right to operate the combine at harvest time, and continued to help especially at harvest up until the last few years, when his health would no longer allow him. John was a loving husband, father and a fantastic gidi. His grandchildren are still in awe of their Gide's great heart and unconditional love. It did not matter what they did, how many different hair colors they had or what style of clothing they wore, he could never have loved them more. He left them a great gift, teaching them to love life, accept people for who they are, and always be patient and loving. Gidi was so proud of their accomplishments, but most important he loved who they were, and the responsible young adults that they became. John loved all his grandchildren, although his relationship with each was unique and special, Jeffrey could joke and tease his Gidi in ways no one else could get away with. Carrie could make his eyes light up with her enthusiasm and laughter, and Amanda was his baby and he held her close. John welcomed his new grandchildren Halayna and Rian with open arms and loved them as though they had been a part of his life always. John loved hunting, and playing cards, in his younger day he played ball and attended many dances throughout the region. John and Josie loved to travel and often went to BC to visit Josie's Uncle Bill Charney. They travelled frequently to Winnipeg to visit Josie's family. They also ventured to California, Las Vegas and Mexico. John leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his wife Josie of 56 years. A daughter Caroline (Jerry) Heshka of Maidstone, Sask. and grandson Jeffrey John and (Halayna) Heshka of Yorkton. A son, John B. (Gail) Gorchynski, of Hamton and granddaughters Carrie (Rian) Schlechter of Yorkton and Amanda of Regina, Sask. Brother Edward (Ida) Gorchynski of Swan River, Man. Sisters Adella (John) Dozorec, Elizabeth (Stan) Krochak both of Yorkton. Sister In-law Betty Gorchynski (Reg Cayer) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sister-in-law Helen (Donald) Slavuta of Fisher Branch, MB and Edythe Sholikowski of Winnipeg, MB. As well numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by sister Theresa in Dec. 1946, brother Joseph Sept. 1986, father Nicholas Dec. 1986, mother Minnie Dec. 2007, mother-in-law Caroline and father-in-law Michael, brothers in-law, Walter, John, Bert, Alfred, and sister in-law Clara. Husband, Father, and Gidi, you are at peace now, and will be sadly missed, but forever in our hearts. We Love You! Prayers were held on Thursday, August 28th and the Funeral Service on Friday, August 29th. Both services from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Mel Slashinsky, Rev. Father Patrick Powalinsky and Very Rev. Archpriest Mikolaj Derewianka officiating. Responses were led by cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky & parish choir members . The cross bearerer was Jay Gorchynski and the banner bearers were Trevor Gorchynski and Stanley Krochak. An honour guard was formerd by members of Order of St. Andrew. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

GORCHYNSKI - Minnie Emilia (nee Tysowski), of Yorkton, SK. entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home with family by her side. Minnie was born on August 29, 1907 , making her life of 100 years 3 months and 19 days. After her birth to Jacob and Katherine (nee Nahachewsky) Tysowski, Minnie lived on the family farm until she was united in marriage to Nick Gorchynski at Mazeppa. The couple began farming on their own in the district N. E. of Hamton. They retired and made Yorkton their home in 1966. After Nick's death Minnie continued to reside here eventually making the Yorkton and District Nursing Home her residence. Minnie was a devoted wife and loving mother, working thro' hardships with perseverence. Accepting Jesus as her Saviour, gave purpose and strength to her life. She raised her family with Godly values. Minnie enjoyed planting large gardens up into her later years, always sharing with others. Planting flowers were her delight and was known for her beautiful petunias. She served delicious meals to her family especially at holiday gatherings. She was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Association in Mazeppa She leaves to cherish her life two sons: John and his wife Josie of Yorkton, SK., Edward and his wife Ida of Swan River, MB; two daughters: Adella and her husband John Dozorec, Elizabeth and her husband Stan Krochak all of Yorkton, SK; a daughter-in-law Betty Cayer of Winnipeg, MB; 18 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves two sisters: Ina Gnyp, Josie Barton both of Kamsack, SK; two brothers: Albert Tysowski and his wife Rose of Kamsack, SK., Nick and his wife Rose of Nanaimo, BC and many family members on Nick's side. Minnie was predeceased by: her parents, a daughter Theresa in 1946; son Joseph in 1986, husband Nick in 1986, a sister Jennie Schbywolok and brothers John and Tony Tysowski She opened her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watched over the ways of her household. Her children rise up and call her blessed. A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. A prayer service was held on Thursday evening, December 20, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton, SK. The Funeral service was held on Friday morning, December 21, 2007 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton, SK. with Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The Cantor Gerald Yaholnitsky with members of the Parish Choir sang the responses to the service. George Prokopchuk was the Palamar with Stan Krochak serving as Cross Bearer. Jeffrey and Jerry Heshka were the Banner Bearers. Following the memorial luncheon the interment took place at the Ukrainian Pioneers Cemetery northeast of Hamton, Sk with: John B., Jeffrey, Greg Gorchynski, Dwayne, Stanley Krochak Jr. and Leonard Dozorec serving as casketbearers.

GRAF - Gehna passed away on Monday, July 15, 2002 at the age of 90. Gehna was born March 23, 1912 to parents Adam and Katherine (nee Hilderman) Graf. She grew up on the family farm at Rhein, Sask., attended Rhein School and was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, Sask. Gehna moved to Regina and was employed at the Grey Nuns Hospital (Pasqua) as amessenger. Upon retiring, she enjoyed many years of good health. She was predeceased by her parents; four brothers: Adam, William, John and Albert; four sisters: Milly Stricker, Mary Boehm, Katherine Liebrecht and Lydia Schaefer. She leaves to mourn numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136College Avenue with Rev. Robert Leeson officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

GRAF - John. On June 26, 2008 John Graf of Regina went to be with his Lord at the age of 75 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years Beverlee; children Tamara (Fred), Tricia, David, Dwayne (Gayle) Henry, Leianne (Robert) Henry and Timothy (Martha) Henry; 12 grandchildren Rachelle, Rebecca, Daniel, Matthew, Krista, Jason, Aura-Lee, Samantha, Sean, Jeremy, Kyla and Tamara; one great grandson Kyle; sisters Pauline (Sam) Zeibin and Anne Thorne as well as his "daughters" Yola and Caro of Germany. He was predeceased by his first wife Margaret Elaine (nee Beamish); son Courtenay; and sisters Lydia and Martha. John was proud to be born and raised in Rhein, SK . He worked for the CNR for 34 years. Upon retirement he became a CRA, appraising real estate for 12 years. At the age of 46, he obtained a BA from the University of Brandon. John was a third degree Master Mason (Scottish Rite) and a Shriner (Drums and Bugles). He was also an active member of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Regina Chapter. He enjoyed operating his Ham radio (VE5CQ), golf, cooking and his church. John had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a joke or humorous story. He was a man of great integrity who spent much of his time volunteering for numerous organizations. A celebration of John's life will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Regina.

GRAMEK - Carrie (nee Boychuk), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2002. She was 91 years of age. Carrie was born March 1, 1911 in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Alex and Polly (nee Woloschuk) Boychuk. Carrie received her education at the Luzan School. On November 3, 1929 she was united in marriage to George Gramek at Rhein. The couple lived in San Francisco, California for a time before returning and farming in the Hamton district from 1933 to 1943, prior to purchasing a pool room and barbershop in Rhein. In 1949 Carrie and George moved to Yorkton where George owned a barbershop on Betts and Carrie operated a room and boarding house. They retired in 1980. Following George's death in 1990 Carrie continued to live in her home until the Yorkton and District Nursing Home became her residence. Carrie was an active member of Jehovah's Witnesses and was strong in her faith. As she aged, it became more difficult for her to get around, but with the aid of a walker and eventually a wheelchair Carrie was able to attend services. She enjoyed her garden and was an excellent cook as would be testament to the many boarders at her home. Carrie is survived by her sister; Lena Bodnar (Romanuik) in Winnipeg, and her nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the United States. Carrie was predeceased by her husband George in 1990; her son Sidney in 1965, her father in 1943, her mother in 1954, and by brothers Ted, Michael, Tom, Bill and John; and sisters Sophie, Mary, Irene and Anna. The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 2, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Mr. Eugene Mellish of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with D'Arcy Loster, Wesley Zaharia, Richard Busch, Harry Popenia, Dennie Eipert and Lorne Klimchuk serving as the casketbearers.

GREENSTEIN - Meldrum Greenstein (June 13, 1924 - January 13, 2011) was born in Yorkton, the eldest child of Catherine (nee McDougall) and Joseph Greenstein. Meldrum was born into a family of true pioneers of the Wallace District and received his unique name in honour of a lady school teacher named Miss Meldrum who was a close friend of his mother. Meldrum attended Wallace School and he enjoyed sports as a member of the school softball and hockey teams. Difficult times fell on the family as first Meldrum’s mother died of cancer on June 13, 1942 and his father passed away on March 6, 1946. This left Meldrum in charge of his brothers and sisters. During those hard time, he did whatever he had to do to keep his family going. In 1939, when Meldrum was only 15 years old, his Dad gave him a half-section of land that he had homesteaded. From that time on, Meldrum saw 70 crops come off that farm land. Meldrum was a farmer in the truest sense. He saw farming technology evolve from walking behind horses to do the harrowing, to riding in an air-conditioned cab with one radio to listen to for entertainment and one radio to stay in constant contact with others on the farm. His favorite time of the year was the hustle and bustle of the fall combining time. Meldrum loved his animals on the farm - the horses, cows and especially his dogs. In later years, driving around in the truck with Snoopy, Buster or Katie were his best times. He remained active on the farm as long as he could and even took an interest in the farm activities while he was in the nursing home. A member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, Meldrum also had an intense appreciation for nature and wildlife. Meldrum loved fishing and hunting with his brothers-in-law and friends. The annual fishing trip up north after seeding was his chance to get away from the work on the farm. His love of sports extended to baseball, hockey but especially curling and he played in many bonspeils. He was a founding member of the Rhein Curling Club and continued to curl well into his sixties. As he got older, Meldrum enjoyed watching curling on T.V. as a pass time. Meldrum enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbours whether they were talking farming or if the conversation centred on world events. Meldrum could always be counted on to help a friend. In his day, when something needed to be built, the neighbours got together and made it happen. In 1956 at the Wallace School Christmas Concert, Meldrum met Jennie Bilous. On October 19, 1957 they were married at First Baptist Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In 1961 they welcomed their first son, Kerry and their second son, Murray was born in 1965. Meldrum and Jennie worked hard to support the family - milking cows for 29 years, raising cattle, pigs and chickens. Meldrum entered the hospital in February of 2010 and two weeks later became a resident of the Kamsack Nursing Home. In April a spot opened in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, and Meldrum resided there with a smile on his face and no complaints right to the very end. He passed away on January 13, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Meldrum was predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Joseph; his sister, Josie; his brothers-in-law, Wilfred Beitz, Walter Rhinas, Bob Lange and Archie Crosbie; his parents-in-law, Katie and Steve Bilous; his sisters-in-law, Ann Crosbie, Sylvia Bilous and his niece, Val Kyba He leaves to mourn his wife of 53 years, Jennie; his son, Kerry (Cynthia) and their children, Andrew and Melissa; his son, Murray and his dog, Katie; his brother, Stuart (Barb); his sister, Francis Rhinas; his sisters-in-law, Elsie Lange, Mary (Russell) Yaremko and Helen (Mervin) Schwartz and brothers-in-law, Harold (Elenor) Bilous and Raymond Bilous. Meldrum is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families, as well as neighbours and friends around the district who were like family in his life. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Cemetery - Garden of St. John.

GREGORY - Effie (nee Filipchuk), resident of the Shepherd's Care Nursing Home in Edmonton, formerly of Yorkton, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, August 26, 2002. She was 84 years of age. Effie was the daughter of Ted and Anne (nee Matechuk) Filipchuk of Stornoway, Sask. On October 24, 1937 she was united in marriage to William Gregory at Rhein. This union was blessed with three children, Vincent, Sharon and Richard. Effie took great pride in her housework, baking, crocheting and gardening. In 1972, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She was active most of the time when confined to a wheelchair. In 1991 Bill and Effie moved to Edmonton, where she had since resided. Predeceased by her daughter Sharon, brother John Filipchuk, her sisters Joyce Lundstrum and Mary Filipchuk and daughter-in-law Gladys Gregory. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons Vincent of Edmonton and Richard and his wife Doreen of St. Albert; grandchildren, Gaynette (Darwin) Ross, Liana (Brent) Jackson, Nicole (Coby) Salmon, and Shannon and Chris Gregory; great grandchildren, Cailyn, Tanner and Kennedy Jackson and Jackson Ross; sisters, Marg (Dave) Kinjerski of Calgary, Martha (Norm) Jorgenson of Vancouver, Josephine (Mike) Latoski of Thunder Bay, Sadie Klingman of Rhein; brothers Ted (Merle) Filipchuk of Swift Current and Bill (Anne) Filipchuk of Kamsack; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. A prayer service was held on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Edmonton. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 31, 2002 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

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HERMAN - Anna (nee Graf). Our mother Anna Herman passed away peacefully May 26, 2008. She was eighty-seven years of age. Anna was born in Rhein, Sask. on June 12, 1920. She was the daughter of Conrad Graf and Amelia (nee Bischof). Anna was baptized as an infant by Pastor Michaelis and confirmed by Pastor Senft in Christ Lutheran Church at Rhein. Anna was raised on the family farm as the youngest of nine children; she received her education at Vionne School and completed her high school education by correspondence courses. In 1940 she pursued a nursing career at Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba graduating as an RN in 1943. She was employed in the OR at Misericordia and then at Deer Lodge Hospital. In 1950 Anna married Alexander (Sandy) Herman. She devoted her time to her family and as a partner in the farming operation. They were blessed with two children, Elizabeth and Robert. Her hard work was evident in their well kept yard and beautiful flowers. Anna enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. She spent many hours quilting for her family and Canadian Lutheran World Relief. In October, 1983 Sandy and Anna moved into a new home in Rhein. In August, 1984 Sandy passed away suddenly. Anna remained active managing her home and garden. She spent 10 winters vacationing in San Diego with her nursing classmates. In 2001, after Anna's stroke she moved into the Bentley in Yorkton, where she resided until her passing. She enjoyed all the activities that were offered at the Bentley. She was a devoted Christian, reading her Bible and devotions daily. She was a life long member of Christ Lutheran Church and also attended services at the Bentley. Anna was predeceased by her loving husband Alexander, her mother & father, sister Molly Lindenbach, seven brothers David, Alexander, Fred, Henry, Sam, Adam and Carl; daughter-in-law Janice, brothers-in-law Jacob, David and Victor; sisters-in-law Emilie Kinzel, Elizabeth Mehling, Bertha Herman, Freda Schoemaker, Molly Schwab and Mary Ruf. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Elizabeth (Gord) Keith; her son Robert (Tammy); her six grandchildren Gillian (Shayne) McArthur and son Jake, Daniel Keith, Alison Keith, Blair Herman, Bryan Herman and friend Ronna Neufeld, Robin Herman; her brother-in-law Albert (Phyllis) Herman; sisters-in-law Ruth Graf, Leah Herman and Emma Herman; a goddaughter Margaret Yost; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of cherished friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Friday, May 30, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Alison Keith and Bryan Herman. Son-in-law, Gord Keith sang a musical tribute, "Amazing Grace". Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Blair Herman, Bryan Herman, Daniel Keith, Bill Schoemaker, Brian Dewar and Raymond Yost serving as the casketbearers.

HERMAN - Mary (nee Liebrecht), resident of the Rheinwood Manor in Rhein, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 85 years of age. Mary Herman was born on February 1, 1916 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Conrad and Emelia (nee Zerbin) Liebrecht. She was raised on the farm in the Rhein district and received her education at Clyde School. In 1932 she moved with her family to Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba until 1939. On June 3rd of that year she was united in marriage to David Herman at Winnipeg. The couple farmed in the Rhein district until 1956, when they moved to Stenen where Dave was employed with the UGG. In 1957 they transferred to Gouldtown, Sask, where they lived for a year before transferring back to Stenen. In 1964 they moved to Sturgis and in 1968 the family moved back to Rhein. On June 4th 1985 David passed away, and following that time Mary continued to maintain her home until 1995, when she became a resident of the Rheinwood Manor Seniors Units. Although her health had been declining, Mary was a strong willed and independent individual, able to manage her own affairs. She was very active in community organizations, among them, the Homemakers Club, the Golden Agers Seniors Club and a member of the Red Cross for over 60 years. Church was an important part of her life and she was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Congregation. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting, she curled in younger years and enjoyed watching it on TV. Mary also loved to entertain, no one ever left her home hungry. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her four brothers, Alex, Jack, Fred and David and by her three sisters, Edna Smith, Pauline Whiteford and Alma Rolof. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Arthur and his wife Carol of Williams Lake, BC; daughter Donna and her husband Brian Dewar of Selkirk, MB; three grandchildren, Ray Herman of Trail BC, Pamala Herman of Williams Lake, and Paula (Mike) Dutour of Williams Lake; three sisters, Annie (John) Pike of Netley MB, Agnes Goodman of Chilliwack BC, and Lillian (Vern) Bartlet of Saskatoon, numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, August 30, 2001 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. Granddaughter Pamala Herman gave the tribute. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Nearer my God To Thee, Amazing Grace and Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling. Soloist Ray Yost sang In the Garden. Honorary bearers were Emily Peppler, Martha Liebrecht, Bertha Masurat, Pauline Nahirney and Theresa Erhardt. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with George Liebrecht, Robert Herman, Brian Rolof, John Knaus, Wally Hersak and Rodney Liebrecht serving as the casketbearers.

HILDERMAN - Florence Esther of Yorkton and formerly of the Rhein district passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 92 years of age. Florence's life began on January 9, 1910 in Balgonie, Sask. She was the only child of William Herbert and Alta ( nee Burley ) Eaman. Her father a grain buyer was transferred to Rhein when she was six, making her the only child at Rhein School of English speaking parents. By 12 she was living in Yorkton and attended the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. She entered Teacher's College at age 17 because she was too young to begin Nurse's training her first career choice. This decision changed the course of her life, as she was teacher and mentor for the rest of her days. Upon competion of her training she taught in a variety of schools, ultimately ending up in Rhein. There she met Manuel Hilderman who was also teaching in the area and a friendship developed. Florence and Manuel had three children: Judy, Marsha and Greg. Life took on a new rhythm with a variety of activities so much so that a move to Yorkton was indicated in 1953. There was a whirl of music lessons and figure skating, hockey and church activities. Through it all Florence was an involved member of the community. The most significant contributions were that of Red Cross President and then with the Yorkton Music Festival. She was President of the latter for Yorkton then the Province of Saskatchewan and eventually for the entire Dominion of Canada. Manuel helped quietly in the background and was always supportive and proud of her achievements. Once the nest was empty Florence travelled to California and England with Judy. At age 89 she fulfilled a lifelong dream by cruising to Alaska with Marsha and family and then at 91 she spent Christmas in Bermuda. In recent years her special joy naturally were her grandchildren: Jeff, Pam and Lance. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2002 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton, Sask., with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Donna Stranaghan was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. Janet and Jackie Washenfelder were the vocalists. Reflections and Remembrances of Florence's life were given by Daphne Ford with the reading of the Scripture given by daughter Judy Hilderman. The recessional hymn was played by Piper Dave Gillard. Jeff Hilderman, Harold Ford, Loring Hiderman, Jaime Fraser, Greg Barr, Bob Fromm, Victor Boychuk, George Skwarchuk and Wilfred Riffel served as Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the family plot at Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Rhein.

HILDERMAN - Irvin, beloved husband of the late Martha, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, SK. He was 78 years of age. Irvin was born December 17, 1927 on the family farm near Rhein, SK, the oldest son of Jacob and Emilie (nee Propp) Hilderman. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. He attended Federhill School for ten years and one year at Rhein School. He helped on the family farm for a few years and then gained part-time employment with Russell Studios, eventually becoming full time in a position he held for 25 years. He later worked at Yorkton Photo, a photo finishing lab for two years before his retirement. Irvin married Martha Weber on December 28, 1964. They lived in Yorkton and in 1988 they planned and built a new home, a home they both loved. When Martha died suddenly in an accident, Irvin was devastated. Irvin had many interests and hobbies. He was a creative and skilled photographer. He had his own dark room at home and he enjoyed many hours developing his own photos and enlarging many for his home and the homes of family members. A skilled amateur carpenter, Irvin designed and built tables and his own entertainment centre. He loved music and built his own speakers. Irvin loved family and was very proud to be involved in both the Hilderman and Propp family reunions. He produced the two volume Propp family history book that has become a favourite resource book to many relatives. An avid traveler, Irvin enjoyed traveling with his wife, Martha, going across Canada with their camper, cruising, traveling to Australia and New Zealand and especially time spent in the mountains. His many volumes of photo albums and thousands of slides combine his hobbies of travel and photography. Irvin loved to fish and his boat and camper gave Irvin and Martha many hours of enjoyment. In the winter he enjoyed “movie nights” with special friends to watch his video collection. Irvin was predeceased by his beloved wife, Martha; his parents, Jacob and Emilie (nee Propp) Hilderman and a sister, Delmarie. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his brothers, Ken (Rita) Hilderman, Rhein, SK and Larry (Dianna) Hilderman, Vernon, B.C.; a sister, Charlotte Hilderman, Yorkton, SK; sisters-in-law, Pauline Guenther, Yorkton, SK, Molly (Gottfried) Propp, Yorkton, SK, Milly Lynn, Oshawa, ON and Vivian Weber, Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends who loved and enjoyed him. Prayers will be held on Thursday at 7:30 P.M. from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. from St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

HILDERMAN - Judith Merrilee passed away on May 24, 2008 following a stay in hospital at the age of 62 in Los Angeles, California. A service celebrating her life will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Yorkton, Sask., Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. with a reception and internment at Christ Church, Rhein, Sask. to follow.

HILDERMAN - Shirley June (nee Giese), wife of Stewart Hilderman of Yorkton passed away on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Shirley June Hilderman was born on June 14, 1939 to Louis and Mary (nee Ursul) Giese. Shirley was the youngest of ten children and was born and raised in the Stoney Plain area near Edmonton. Shirley enjoyed her teen and young adult years visiting and spending time with her older sisters in Calgary and Edmonton. She was always proud of her Alberta roots. In 1962 Shirley met Stewart in Calgary and they were married on February 16, 1963. The couple started their married life living on 4th Ave. in Yorkton. On May 11, 1964 Shirley was blessed with her first son, Sheldon and then again three years later with her second son, Kirby. In 1972 Shirley was blessed with her third child, her daughter, Teryl. Shirley's days were spent raising her three children and preparing meals for her husband and growing family. Shirley always had a houseful of plants to tend and in summer enjoyed her garden and many flowers. Shirley has been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church since her early days in Yorkton. She enjoyed being involved in the choir, planning potluck suppers, helping with funeral luncheons, the Soup Haven and wherever she could share a good laugh. Shirley's ailments had slowed her down over the last year from her active volunteer roles however she continued to socialize wherever she was able. In June, Shirley chose to go New York to visit with Teryl and her granddaughter, Sophia. After a lengthy stay Shirley became ill and was hospitalized but managed to return home to her husband, friends, her dog Moxie, and the home which she loved and appreciated. Once again she would battle but was called home to a peaceful rest Monday, September 8, 2008. Shirley was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Wilbert and her son, Sheldon. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Stewart of Yorkton, her son Kirby (Brenda) and their son, Connor of Sussex, New Brunswick; her daughter, Teryl and her daughter, Sophia Zaccaria of New York, NY; her two brothers and six sisters as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. Organist, Judy Berg and pianist, Joleen Cherland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Reflections of Shirley's life were given by Brian Propp. Interment followed in the family plot in Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Rhein, Saskatchewan.

HILDERMAN-WEINMASTER - Amalia "Molly" (nee Kraft) passed away on Tuesday September 18th, 2001 at the age of 88. Besides her parents, Henry and Julia Kraft and step-father George Graf; she was predeceased by her first husband John Hilderman in 1980 and her son Garfield Hilderman in 2000; 4 sisters, Katie Metzger, Annie Leas, Mary Ries and Eva Leas and a brother Henry Kraft. Molly is survived by her husband Henry Weinmaster, grandchildren Scott (Kim Deck) Hilderman, Carla (Steve) Harle, and Cheryl (Dana) LeGault; their mother Doreen Hilderman; and great granddaughters, Amanda Harle and Ashley LeGault. A funeral service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein, Saskatchewan on Saturday, September 22nd, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Daphne Bender will be officiating. Interment to follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. We would like to thank the staff at the Fillmore Health Centre for the care and support that they gave to both Molly and her family.

HOLOWATUK - Elsie Mary (nee Wintonyk) of Yorkton passed away early Wednesday morning, April 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 62 years of age. Elsie Mary Holowatuk was born in Yorkton on October 17, 1938, to Mr. & Mrs. John F. Wintonyk. She was an only child raised on the family farm near Stornoway. In 1945 the family moved to Dauphin where her father operated a pool room. They moved to Yorkton in 1946 where she attended Victoria School and later the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. Elsie belonged to Girl Guides and CGIT and while in high school worked part time at the O.K. Economy store. After completing a secretarial course she worked for Bowman Brothers Ltd. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church and sang in the choir for 12 years. She later moved to Regina and worked for Shell Oil Canada as an Executive Secretary. While in Regina she met Matt Holowatuk and they were married in June 1962 and moved to North Battleford until1964. While in North Battleford Elsie was the Choir Director at the Ukrainian Catholic Church and worked at Touche, Ross and Company. Her first son Shayne was born in North Battleford in 1964. In the fall of 1964 the family returned to Regina where Elsie worked for Touche, Ross and Co. followed by Percival Mercury Sales Ltd. Her second son Swade was born in Regina in 1967 and they resided there until 1969 when they moved to Yorkton. In 1971 Elsie was employed at the Yorkton Court House. A year later she became a civilian member of the RCMP. She was employed for 26 and a half years as a radio operator. During this time she raised her two sons Shayne and Swade. Elsie was transferred to Regina from 1996 to 1998 to then retire in Yorkton. Retirement has been very enjoyable for Elsie, spending time with friends, family and pets knowing that Yorkton would always be her home. Elsie was a member of Single Parents, Compassionate Friends and the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League Branch #2. Her favourite hobbies were needlepoint, reading and she loved to entertain relatives and friends. Elsie was predeceased by her son Shayne in December, 1984; her mother Mary in October,1984; her cousin Anne in July, 1984 and her father John in June, 1966. She leaves to mourn her passing her now only son Swade and granddaughter Mianna, as well as a host of close friends and relatives. She will always keep close to her heart her "seven sisters", Liz, Olga, Doreen, Mary, Jane, Lee and Isabel. Prayer services were held on Friday, April 27th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, officiating. A rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L. Branch #2 preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 28th at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, and Rev. Father Rocky Grimard as Concelebrants. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Emil Sereda and the epistle reader was Doreen Sereda. Serving as honourary bearers were Doreen Sereda, Ollie Lowery, Pauline Picton, Eileen Danyluk, Laurene Achtymichuk, Lena Stephenson, Lois Achtymichuk, Joan Hall, Pat Ottenbreit., Joanne Olsen, Thelma Horncastle, Bonnie Mirva, Donna Lee Weinmaster and family members Swade and Mianna Lynn Holowatuk. Members of the RCMP (F Division) formed the honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Liz Rasmussen, Lee Kaiser, Jane Scrimgeour, Olga Klewchuk, Mike Sotski, Sheldon Zenkewich, Paul Achtymichuk and Wally Sotski served as the casket bearers. A reception followed at St. Mary's Cultural Centre. Mike Sotski delivered the eulogy; Liz Rasmussen and Doreen Sereda conveyed remembrances of Elsie and son Swade Holowatuk offered words of appreciation and family remarks.

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HOMENIUK - Eugenia "Jean" Homeniuk passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013. She leaves behind; children Connie (Mike), Trudy (Jim), David (Rita), Joanne (Axel), and Linda (Wayne); 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her husband Ernest (Ernie); daughter Beryl; parents Mary and Onufrey; sisters Elizabeth, Daria, and Ramona; brothers Eliah, Roman and Issac. Jean was born December 16, 1929 in Norquay, Sask. She married Ernest on October 11, 1947. They farmed in the Rhein area, lived in Yorkton and moved to Regina in 1969. Jean enjoyed looking after people and had many 'adopted' children. Jean loved to travel and visit her family as much as possible.

HUDEMA - Dan, of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne Hudema entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was seventy-three years of age. Daniel Dmytro Hudema was born on December 16, 1929 at Canora, Saskatchewan, son of Manoli and Annie (nee Zaharia) Hudema. Dan grew up in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan and attended Oleskow School. He married Anne Terlesky on July 12, 1952 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Dan and Anne lived in Yorkton all of their fifty years, and were blessed with three children. His career spanned thirty-three years as a buyer with MacDonald's Consolidated. He was faithful to the Orthodox Churches in Yorkton, Canora and Wroxton, and was an active member of the choir for over fifty years. Amongst his many achievements, he was Past President of the Order of St. Andrew, held various executive positions with the church, and was a founding member of the Ukrainian Business and Professional Men's Club of Yorkton. Dan was predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael, and his sister, Mary Heshka. He is survived by his loving wife, Anne of Yorkton; his three children, Douglas of Toronto; Jim (Elizabeth) of White Rock, BC; Patricia (Darrell) Walters of Yorkton, and three grandchildren: Zachary, Luke and Logan Walters; his brother William (Marjorie) Hudema of Yorkton; as well as in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and everyone who loved him. Prayer services were held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rt. Rev. Fr. Mitred Archpriest Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky assisted by members of the Trident Choir of Yorkton led in the singing of the responses. Dan's son Douglas conveyed a tribute to his father. Members of the Order of St. Andrew were in attendance and formed the honour guard. The cross bearer was Michael Rusnak. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harvey Heshka, Elmer Heshka, Mervin Hudema, Les Hudema, Tim Hudema and Dave Hudema serving as the casket bearers.

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JOHB - Frieda (nee Fink) April 1 , 1921 - January 27 , 2011. Frieda was born in Fone Hill, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Alex and Augusta Fink. She will be remembered by her friends and family as a very kind and loving person, willing to help whenever possible. Her greatest asset was in the kitchen cooking and making sure everyone’s tummy was stuffed. She enjoyed sewing and her last years spent in Indian Head, she enjoyed quilting with a passion. An avid gardener, Frieda always had flowers wherever there was an empty space. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and everyone got an afghan from Grandma. She also lived a life filled with faith and shared her love for God with her family and friends. Frieda loved nothing more than when a friend would drop in for a visit. No matter how terrible she was feeling, her face would light up and all the pain was forgotten. Frieda’s adult life started with her marriage to William “Bill” Johb. They farmed near Esk for a few years and then moved into the town of Leroy where Bill did mechanical work. They moved to Watson and Canora over the years. After a back injury, Bill went into grain buying and managed an elevator at MacNutt and Rhein, where they retired. Frieda and Bill went on many camping and fishing trips and made a few trips to Faro, Yukon to visit Lloyd and his family there. Frieda and Bill had three children, two sons, Lloyd (Hermina) and Marlin of Faro, Yukon, Barry (Elizabeth) of Saskatoon and their children, Holly (Scott), Dionne (Ray), Carmen (Todd), Tyson, Quinton, Alison (Kirk); one daughter, Sharon Herndier and her two sons, Jason (Kelly) of Saskatoon and Kim (Terri) of Regina. Frieda also leaves to mourn her nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, Jessica, Breanna, Jamie, Jordan, Aidan, Carter, Paige, Kole and Leland. Frieda was predeceased by her husband, William; her parents, Augusta and Alex Fink; five brothers, Lawrence, Eldor, Walter, Arthur, Wilfred; one sister, Ruth Gabert and her son-in-law, Cliff Herndier. She is survived by one sister, Pauline (J.U.) Ricks of Topeka, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Christ Lutheran Church, Rhein. The interment will follow in the Christ Lutheran Parish Cemetery.

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KALENCHUK - Mae (nee Hrynowetsky), of Canora, Sask., passed away peacefully in Regina following a brief struggle with cancer surrounded by her family on February 26th, 2005 at the age of 77 years. Mae was born on the family farm in the Rhein District and attended school there. Following her marriage to John Kalenchuk, they moved to the Buchanan area where she helped with the day-to-day operations of the farm and loving raised her children. She enjoyed baking, gardening, bowling and her yard. The many trips and vacations following their retirement from farming were another source of pleasure. Mae was a gentle and caring mother, a devoted wife of fifty-six years who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mae will be cherished by her husband John and her children: Eugene (Pat), Glen (Janet), Danny (Pat), Bernice (Jim) Tratch, Lorie (Henry) Nemeth and Kelly (Glenda); ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters: Mary Rurak, Polly Matechuk; sister-in-laws: Mabel Hrynowetsky, Rose Danyliuk, Mary Currah; brother-in-law: George (Jean) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her parents: Sam and Anne Hrynowetsky, brother Nick and brother-in-laws: Mike Rurak, Edgar Currah, Matt Danyliuk and Nick Matechuk. The Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. from the Chapel of Leson's Funeral Home, Canora. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Canora with Rev. Fr. Peter Wasylenko officiating. Interment will follow in the Canora Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge the support and assistance received from the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital and the Palliative Home Care Staff.

KERELIUK - Lena (nee Dubinsky) passed away on May 31, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 71 years of age. Lena was born the youngest of six children to John and Dora (nee Unchulenko) Dubinsky in the South Porcupine, Cochrane district of Ontario on April 12, 1936. Her family moved from South Porcupine to Manitoba and then settled in the MacNutt district. As a young lady Lena moved from MacNutt to Yorkton where she got her first job and more importantly met Ted Kereliuk. On July 21, 1955 they were united in marriage and were blessed with four children and later nine grandchildren. Lena had a kind and gentle nature and never worried about herself. She always put her family first and especially delighted in visits from her grandchildren. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cards, watching her favourite soaps, going out for meals and playing VLT’s. Lena was a great bowler and participated in many bowling league tournaments. She was known for her special tarts which she enjoyed making but they had to pass inspection before anyone got to enjoy them. The rejects as she called them were also enjoyed by family. Lena endured many health problems for the last 20 years. She battled heart disease and diabetes and finally for the last two years she battled cancer and failing kidneys. She will be remembered as a fighter and never gave up. Lena was predeceased by her parents, John and Dora; a son, Timothy; three brothers, Jimmy, George and Peter and one sister, Mary. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life her loving husband Ted of 51 years; two daughters, Wendy (Garry) Liebrecht and their children, Kelsey, Scott, and Stacey all of Stornoway; Terry of Yorkton; son, Wayne (Cathy) and their children, Sara, Shayla and Shalissa all of Spruce Grove, AB; daughter-in-law, Tammy and her children Trista and Taylor of Yorkton and grandson Tannor of Yorkton; brother, Bill (Julie) Dubinsky of Dauphin, MB; brother-in-law, Henry (Florence ) Kereliuk of Good Spirit; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Prayer Service was held on Monday, June 4, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Rodion Luciuk officiating. The responses were led by Father Tikhon. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 from St. Mark’s Orthodox Church in Yorkton, Sk. with Father Rodion Luciuk officiating. The responses were led by Father Tikhon, cantors, Ken Gaber and Alex Holovach and members of the parish choir. The Crossbearer was Bill Holovach. Lena was laid to rest next to her beloved son, Timothy, in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Al Barabash, Joe Brooks, Andy Boleziuk, Reinold Wagner, Wade Karcha and Rodney Flunder serving as casket bearers. The honourary pallbearers were all of Lena’s grandchildren.

KERELUK - Metro, of Yorkton, formerly of the Rhein district, entered eternal rest on Sunday, February 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Metro was born October 26, 1915 in the Rhein district, a son of Ted and Annie (nee Koroluk) Kereluk. Metro was united in marriage to Annie Wlasichuk on November 2, 1939. The couple farmed northeast of Rhein and were blessed with four children. Metro retired in 1984 but continued to live on the farm until 2000 when he moved to Yorkton and took up residence at the Clements Court. He was an active member of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rhein. Metro will be remembered for playing the cymbaly in a band at many weddings and dances over the years. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Annie in 1983, two brothers, Bill and John and a niece Mary Barabash. Metro leaves to cherish his memory a daughter Violet (Wayne) Eccelston of Fort Saskatchewan AB; three sons, Edwin (Betty) of Parksville BC, Dennis (Joanne) of Yorkton and Terry (Bev) of Sherwood Park AB; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Prayer services were held on Thursday, March 1st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2nd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Harold Babiuk and the banner bearers were John Bodnaryk and Ben Uhryn. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Peter Beyko, Ted Kereluk, Gary Oystreck, Ed Achtemichuk, Wayne Eccleston and Kevin Eccleston serving as the casket bearers.

KINZEL - Arnold Omar. Born July 23, 1920 at Rhein, SK, Passed away on April 22, 2005 at Regina, SK at the age of 84. He was predeceased by his parents Emily & Jacob Kinzel, wife Lorna (Schrader) 1992, son John (1977), sister Irene Riekert and Barry Massier. Arnold is survived by his partner and friend of 12 years Mary Massier of Silton, daughters Dorothy (Don) Melnyk of Estevan, Bette (Arlo) Avery of Delisle, grandchildren: Tammy Melnyk, Holly (Dale) Hanley, Mark (Gina) Melnyk and Adam Avery; Sister Wilhelmine (Alf) Hauser, brother Dick (Lillian) Kinzel, brother-in-law Rev W.E. Riekert. Arnold is also survived by his extended family Fay Massier; Chad (Patti) Massier; Lloyd (Vivian) Massier; Jeanette Theissen (Dave Walsh) & Megan; Troy (Rhonda) Massier , Carter & Taylor; Trevor (Krista) Massier. Arnold spent most of his life in Birch Hills 1950-1983 running Arnold's Shop Rite with his brother Dick; he was also active in the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers and Legion. After retiring to Saskatoon he also worked at the Bay and Rothman's. A Memorial Service will be held from the chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 1:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Caron Parke. The Inurnment will take place at the Prince Albert Memorial Gardens, Prince Albert, SK at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2005.

KLIMCHUK - Stella Eleanor (nee Kryski), a resident of Yorkton and District Nursing Home passeed away on December 23, 2006 at the age of 87 years. Stella Eleanor Klimchuk was born on May 22, 1919 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was the fourth child of John and Mary (Urbanoski) Kryski. Her family lived in Yorkton for several years where her father operated his harness shop and then the family later moved to their homestead in the Hamton district. Stella was raised on the family farm, she attended Bridok School, in which her father was one of the founders and she completed her secondary education in Yorkton. On October 8, 1939 she married Metro Klimchuk also from the Hamton district. They moved to Metro's homestead in the same district, just a couple of miles down from Stella's family's farm. They lived and worked together through farming hardships and good times on their family farm. Metro and Stella were blessed with two children, a daughter Eleanor born in 1940 and a son Jerry born in 1943. In 1947, they moved to Yorkton so that their children would have the availability of a better education. Metro continued to farm and commuted on a daily/weekly basis. . She worked outside the home, as a retail clerk at Croll's and Eaton's Department Stores. Once her children left home, she returned to school and graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute with a Business Certificate and then accepted a position as an employment placement officer with the Employment and Immigration (Manpower) Office in Yorkton until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of the St. Andrew's United Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Rebekkah Lodge. She loved gardening, and her backyard patio was an extension of her home. She was very much "the lady". She took pride in her appearance and was impeccably dressed, and always presented herself with class. She loved to travel and said she and Metro were the happiest when they were on wheels. She will always be remembered as being a person who had concern for others always before her, be it a family member, a friend or anyone that needed help. She was dedicated to her husband and children. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; When Metro became ill in 1983, he retired from farming and she retired from her job at the Manpower office. She cared for Metro at home and even after he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing home. She had "supper" with him every night and his well-being was her top priority for five years until his passing in 1995.Stella resided in her home until her health began to fail, when she entered the Aspen Villa Care Home in Yorkton, December of 2003; in July of 2004 she moved to the Norquay Health Care Centre and resided there until her health began to further deteriorate and she returned to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 2005 where she resided until her passing in 2006. She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Olga Klimchuk, Jean Lozinski and Adela Grywacheski, her husband Metro, and the very recent passing of her beloved daughter Eleanor Anaka. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her son Jerry and wife Joanne Kimchuk of Hamton, grandsons; Dean (Michelle) Klimchuk, Sarah and Matthew of Regina; Kade (Michelle) Klimchuk, Morgan and Jayme of Calgary; granddaughter Kara Klimchuk of Calgary. Son-in-law Allan Anaka of Norquay; grandchildren; Brad (Connie) Anaka and Tyneille of Edmonton; Todd Anaka of Maple Creek, Rebecca, Tiffany and Cassidy; Jana (Rod) Steciuk, Brody and Bailey of Canora. Brother Ed (Florence) Kryski of Regina. Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Gathering of Family and Friends was held at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre on Friday, December 29th with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's Unied Church officiating. The organist, Kathy Ostafichuk led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special selections were sung by Joanne Klimchuk and accompanied by Sandie Solonenko. The eulogy was conveyed by Joanne Klimchuk. Tne interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jerry Klimchuk serving as the urn bearer.

KORB - Alex, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Susan passed away on April 11, 2002 at the Nursing Home. He was 90 years of age. Alex was born September 27, 1911 at Rhein Sask. He married Susan Pfeifer at the age of 23 on July 12,1934 at the Runnymede Luthern Church. During the duration of his life, Alex was a carpenter and a farmer. Alex gave generous of his life and helped many people a long the way. Throughout his life he lived in places like Runnymede, twice in Nipawin, twice in Togo and Calder. After his retirement, he and Susan moved to Selkirk, Manitoba and then back to Calder until sickness forced him to go to the Yorkton Nursing Home. Alex was the last surviving member of his family, he was predeceased by his parents, brothers, George, Dave and Jack; his sisters, Katie, Mary and Millie. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Susan, his daughters; Wilma (Ed) Zabowski of Kelowna B.C, Elaine (Ray) Salyn of Winnipeg Mb. and Almina (Louis) Cailloux of Ottawa. Also to mourn are his four sons; Stanley of Thunder Bay, Ont., Raymond (Barbara) of Winnipeg Mb., Roland (Annette Diduck) of Calder, 5k., David (Henrietta) of Calder, 5k. and 19 grandchildren as well as 14 great- grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, April 14, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 15, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the hymns. Soloist, Colette Karapita sang 'The Old Rugged Cross'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Bryon Petruk, Louis Cailloux, David Korb, Ryan Korb, Chris Salyn and Brent Salyn serving as the casketbearers.

KORCHINSKI - Helena Mary (nee Gorchynski), born October 25, 1907, formerly of Hamton, Sask., died peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2001. Helen is lovingly remembered by her three children: Merl (Nancy) Korchinski of Calgary, Marie Ann Korchinski of Regina, Joseph (Jo) Korchinski of Los Angeles; her two grandchildren, Evan (fiancee Lisa Baron) Korchinski of Calgary, Nadine (Adam) Korchinski-Pye of Calgary; sister Adela (Walter) Wawruck of Regina; brother Kazimir (Marion) Gorchynski of Dauphin; sisters-in-law Minnie Gorchynski of Yorkton, Stephanie Gorchynski of Canora and Frances Korchinski of Saskatoon. Helen attended school in Hamton District. She married Nicholas Harry Korchinski in 1937 and they farmed at Hubbard, Sask. Helen was very active in the Hubbard community, with the church and the 4-H Club. After Nicholas' death in 1967, Helen moved to Regina where she was also very active in the community, the hospital and her church. Helen touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. Prayers will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Ituna Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

KOROLUK - Peter Sr. of Yorkton received his wish and passed away in his own home peacefully on January 23, 2009. He was 85 years of age. Peter was born in the Hamton district to Nick and Mary (nee Achtemichuk) Koroluk on December 22, 1923. For a time he farmed in the Hamton district until 1953 when he moved to reside in Yorkton. In 1956 he retired from farming and gained employment with the Yorkton School Division a position he held until his retirement in 1989. Peter Koroluk was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Mary; wife Jean in 1999; sisters, Margaret, Mary and brothers, Bill and John. He leaves to celebrate his life children, Larry (Trish), Robert, Sandra (Guy), Mel, Peter Jr.; grandchildren, Larry Jr., Trevor, Heather, Hayley, Jesse, Emily, Nick, Rob, Chris, Angela, Tara, Jennifer and Tessa. Peter is survived by sisters, Ann, Edith and Pearl and by a brother Ernie, numerous nieces nephews, other relatives. We would like to remember our dad sitting in a boat, with a little lunch, hot coffee and a fishing rod in his hand. This was when he was most happy. We would like to remember him as he sat at his picnic table appreciating his garden and the work he put into it. We would like to remember our dad playing his harmonica and piano, singing his hymns and cowboy songs. We would like to remember his total satisfaction while playing out a great hand of whist. We remember our dad as a good man, true to his nature and loved by his family. He will always be in our memories, as we will be in our children’s and for that matter, they in theirs..... So goes the circle of life. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home. The cremation committal will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

KOWALISHEN - John, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Alice Kowalishen of Yorkton passed away on Friday, November 22, 2002. He was 89 years of age. John Kowalishen was born on July 5, 1913 on the family farm in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a son of Michael and Anna (nee Mysko) Kowalishen. He was raised in the district and was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Stornoway. He attended the Angove School and began farming the family farm at an early age. On October 22, 1939 he was united in marriage to Alice Guspodoric at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Stornoway district and raised two daughters. In 1960 they moved to Yorkton. John continued to farm for several years but also was employed in the city, serving with the Sheriff's office, the liquor commission, and was a member of the Yorkton Exhibition Association. John was a registered seed grower and won many awards for his grains. He enjoyed music and spent many happy times with family and friends singing. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, he and Alice cantored in church for many years. Spare time hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing cards. Predeceased by his father in 1973, mother in 1985, infant brother Orest in 1930, brothers Peter in 1987 and Steve in 1998, and a sister Stella Krupp in 1995. He is survived by his loving wife Alice; daughters, Gift Kachur of Yorkton, and Sonja McAdam of Prince Albert; grandsons, John (Michelle) Kachur of Italy, Scott and Todd McAdam in Prince Albert; a brother William (Jean) Kowalishen of Kamsack; sister Emily (Alex) Derinewski of Yorkton; sisters-in-law, Ann Kowalishen of Kelowna, and Marcella Kowalishen of Yorkton; and numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, November 25, 2002 from the chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda as celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Bill Yaremko, the epistle reader was Leo Misko, and the organist was Ruth McPhee. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bob Lumbard, Terry Dereniwski, Stanley Dereniwski, David Kowalishen, Denis Mysko and Ed Lischynski serving as the casketbearers. Memorials are to St. Mary's Building Fund or the Yorkton and District Nurisng Home.

KOZMECH - Frederick Norman, beloved husband of Alvina, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Saskatoon. He was 80 years, 10 months and 12 days of age. Frederick Norman Kozmech was born on May 15, 1921 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nicholai and Katrina (nee Zvizinski) Kozmech. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Mannafeld School in Hamton. As a young man Fred was a hired hand for numerous farmers in the Tonkin area. During the war years he trained for six months with the Royal Canadian Army at Victoria BC. He received a conditional pardon to begin farming and he farmed in the Yorkton and Tonkin district from 1941 - 2001. On October 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Alvina Kshanowski at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Fred was also janitor and school trustee of the Anemone School. Family times were special at the farm, Christmas, Easter, and harvest time as well as family BBQ's. He enjoyed going to town and having coffee with friends. Fred was a real handyman - anything that needed fixing, he tackled with success. He was a member of the Ukrainian Business Men's Association, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Hereford Association, and was a founding member of the Tonkin Curling Rink. Fred had also been a devoted member of St. Andrew's United Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed word searches, watching sports, singing and square dancing, mechanics, playing cards, curling, reading and travelling. As his health began to decline, Fred became a resident of the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Saskatoon. Predeceased by his parents, six sisters, Lena and Domka in infancy, Polly Filipchuk, Helen Achtymichuk, Sadie Homanchuk and Mary Kozmech, and by four brothers John, William, Steve and Dan. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 54 years Alvina; son Larry Kozmech and grandchildren Meghan, Tanis and Travis of Yorkton; daughter Carol (Bob) Kaschl of Saskatoon and grandchildren Rob of Yorkton & Cara of Saskatoon; daughter Valerie (Garry) Matechuk of Regina and grandchildren Tamara, Jason & Lynnette of Saskatoon and great grandson Lane; daughter Carla (Ken) Cadrain of Saskatoon and grandchildren Desiree and Joelle of Saskatoon; one brother George Kozmech of Yorkton and a sister-in-law Mary Kozmech of Edmonton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 1, 2002 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Art Cross officiating. The organist, Murray Stewart led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Remembrances and a tribute were given by Fred's granddaughter Tamara Woroschuk. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Robert Kaschl, Jason Woroschuk, Travis Kozmech, Chad Achtymichuk, Dan Filipchuk and John Filipchuk serving as the casketbearers.

KOZMECH - Larry Brent was born on June 11, 1951 at Yorkton, SK; a son of Fred and Alvina (nee Kshanowski). He attended Anemone Country School, and the Composite and Regional High Schools in Yorkton. Larry held various jobs in his working years, he was a miner at Thompson, Manitoba; moved furniture for Allied Van Lines; and had driven truck for a cartage company all across Canada. He was united in marriage to Lori Porter on September 20, 1980 at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The last few years, Larry had remained close to Yorkton, residing in the RM of Wallace. His main occupation had become carpentry; he did custom work for companies in the area as well as being self-employed. His hobbies included curling, gardening and landscaping, reading, fishing, cooking, helping on the farm, mechanics, chess, cards and movies. His family and friends were a cherished part of his life. Throughout the years, he had enjoyed being a member of the Yorkton 4-H Club and the Tonkin Curling Club. Larry passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at his home. He was 51 years of age. Predeceased by his father Fred in 2002, he is survived by his mother Alvina of Yorkton; two daughters and a son, Meghan, Tanis and Travis, all of Yorkton; Lori of Yorkton; three sisters, Carol (Bob) Kaschl of Saskatoon, Valerie (Garry) Matechuk of Regina, and Carla (Ken) Cadrain of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and his many other relatives and friends.

KOZMECH - Mary (nee Prokopetz), formerly of Yorkton and Hamton passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 03, 2010 at the Misericordia Community Hospital, in Edmonton. She was 93 years of age. Mary Kozmech was born on March 14, 1917, at Hamton, Sask, the third of eleven children, to John and Anastasia Prokopetz (nee Zaharia). On October 27, 1935 Mary was united in marriage to Dan Kozmech at Saint Uspenia Bohorodyci Greek Orthodox Church, Rhein, Sask. In 1949 Dan and Mary purchased a half section of land in the Hamton district which they actively farmed until 1991. The family moved to Yorkton in 1962. She was a parishioner of the Holy Transfiguration Church in Yorkton. In July 2000, Mary moved to Canterbury Court, Edmonton, Alberta to be closer to her son and grandchildren. She looked for to her excursions to the countryside where she enjoyed seeing farmers working the land. Mary was predeceased by her husband Dan in 1999, an infant daughter, daughter in law Brenda in 2009, parents, brothers, George and Bill Prokopetz; sisters Olga Kindrat, Annie Yuzik, Elizabeth Macek and Lena Krepakevich. Mary is survived by her son Terrence of Edmonton, two grandchildren Kevin (Stacy) of Edmonton and Aaron (Kathy) of Canmore, three great grandchildren Keenan, Katya and Daxxen; sisters, Pauline Bodnarek, Helen Bodnarek, Doris Napora, Edna Kripps; sister's in law Mary Prokopetz and Alvina Kozmech; brother-in-law Bill Kindrat; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Always loved, she will be forever remembered. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 8th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by Gerald Yaholnitsky & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Shelly Beres. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Leo Avram, Laurance Yuzik, Ron Yuzik, Darcy Prokopetz, Glenn Prokopetz and Bob Kaschl serving as the casket bearers.

KREPAKEVICH - Duane Dale, of York Lake passed away at his home on November 24, 2009 at the age of 57 years. Duane Dale Krepakevich was born on August 3, 1952 at Yorkton, the son of Victor and Olga (nee Tomek) Krepakevich. He was raised in the Hamton district where the family farmed. He attended school in Rhein, Ebenezer & Yorkton. He moved to Calgary and began his career in the insurance field. In the late 1980's Duane moved back to Yorkton. Here he continued in the insurance field and later was employed at Morris Industries and Leon's Manufacturing. On April 29th, 1995 Duane was united to Linda Harvey. The couple established their home at York Lake. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother Collin (Louise) Krepakevich of Red Deer, AB; his nephew Todd (Rhonda) and their children Daniel & Jesse; as well as cousins, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Linda on February 5, 2009; his parents Victor & Olga and his brother Brian. Funeral Service was held on December 7th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Solo Selections, The Lord's My Shepherd and Just A Closer Walk With Thee were included in the service. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Keith Edel, Frank Pohozoff, Jerry Holowatiuk, Steve Procyshen, Barry Calanchie and Dale Blazeiko serving as the casket bearers.

KREPAKEVICH - Lena (nee Prokopetz) passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Saskatoon. The fourth of eleven children, she was born on October 15, 1920, at the family farm in the Hamton District of Saskatchewan, to John and Anastasia Prokopetz (nee Zaharia). On November 15, 1942, Lena was united in marriage to William Krepakevich, and they were blessed with four daughters. They farmed together until 1974. Bill and Lena were active members of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Lena was also an active member of the choir and the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pshil'ka Branch, as well as a member of the Hanka Romanchych Branch at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She was honoured with a certificate of recognition for fifty years of service. They were also members of the heritage Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elia in Wroxton, SK. Lena was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family was her pride and joy and she always showed her love for her children in many special ways. She enjoyed baking, gardening, preserving, sewing, and her table was always full of delicious food. Lena delighted in Ukrainian drama participating in many plays, as well as teaching and sharing the bird dance with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In June 2000, due to failing health, and in order to be closer to their children, Bill and Lena moved to Saskatoon, SK, where they became members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints. Lena was predeceased by her parents; brothers, George and Bill (Mary) Prokopetz; sisters, Olga (Bill) Kindrat, Annie Yuzik, and Betty Macek. She is survived by her husband, William; four daughters, Maryanne (Victor) Klymyshyn and Luba (Ken) Barteski, both of Saskatoon, Dona (Bill) Rudachyk of Weyburn, SK, and Orisha (Blair) Trombley of Buenavista, SK; ten grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Bodnarek, Helen Bodnarek, Doris Napora, Mary Kozmech, Edna Kripps; and brother-in-law, Steve (Agnes) Kripps. Always loved, she will be forever remembered. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Both Services will be held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church (2616 Louise Street) with Very Rev. Bohdan Demczuk and Very Rev. Alex Hupka officiating. Interment to follow in the Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery.

KREPAKEVICH - Olga (nee Tomek), widow of the late Victor Krepakevich, of Canora and formerly of York Lake, Sk. passed away on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. She was 86 years of age. Olga Krepakevich was born on May 11, 1922, the daughter of Thomas and Tillie (nee Hawryluk) Tomek in Hope Valley, Alberta. Olga was united in marriage to Victor Krepakevich on June 20, 1944 in Wainwright, Alberta. The couple made their home on Krepakevich family farm in the Hamton district. They left the farm in 1958 first making their home in Rhein, Sk. before moving to Yorkton and in 1970 they moved to Ebenezer, Sk. Following Victor’s death in 1984, Olga remained in her home in Ebenezer, later relocating to York Lake. Failing health forced a move into the Canora Gateway Lodge where Olga lived until her passing. Olga was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Tillie Tomek; her husband, Victor; her son, Brian; and her daughter-in-law, Linda. She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Collin (Louise) Krepakevich of Red Deer, AB and Duane Krepakevich of Yorkton, SK; a grandson, Todd Krepakevich of Red Deer, AB as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Reverend Doug Craig of St. Andrew’s United Church officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Barry Calanchie, Jerry Holowatuik and Allan Janzen serving as the casket bearers.

KREPAKEVICH - William "Bill" passed away peacefully on December 24, 2008 in Saskatoon. The eldest son of Myron and Anna (nee Achtymichuk) Krepakevich, he was born June 25, 1918 on the family farm at Hamton, SK. He received his primary education at Stawchan School and later attended the Yorkton Collegiate, where he graduated from grade twelve in 1937. On November 15, 1942 William was united in marriage to Lena Prokopetz, and they were blessed with four daughters. They lived and farmed together with William's parents until 1947 when they rented out their land and moved to Vancouver, BC. Bill joined his younger brother in running Stephen's drug store, but the damp climate did not agree with William's asthma. In 1951, he moved his family back to Yorkton, SK and resumed farming until he retired in 1974. Bill and Lena were active members of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton and the Heritage Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elia in Wroxton SK. William was on the building and fundraising committees for Yorkton's Coronation Hall, built in 1953, and the new Church and Iconostas built in 1964. He served as church treasurer and as treasurer and president of T.Y.C. He was a contributor to St. Andrews College, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and Consistory of the U.O.C.C. in Winnipeg, the Mohyla Institute and Ukrainian Museum in Saskatoon, as well as the Ukrainian Voice and Visnik (The Herald). William was honoured with the Merit of Recognition from His Beatitude Dr. Ilarion, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada and also from His Beatitude Metropolitan Wasily. William was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren and morning coffee with friends in the mall. In June 2000, due to failing health, and in order to be closer to their children, Bill and Lena moved to Saskatoon, SK, where they became members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints. William was predeceased by his parents, his wife Lena, and his great grandson Mackenzie Klymyshyn. He is survived by his four daughters; Maryanne (Victor) Klymyshyn, Luba (Ken) Barteski, both of Saskatoon, Dona (Bill) Rudachyk of Weyburn, SK and Orisha (Blair) Tremblay of Buena Vista, SK, ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and brother; Stephen (Agnes) Kripps of Vancouver, BC. Prayers will be held on Monday December 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm, the Funeral Service will take place Tuesday December 30, 2008 at 10:00 am. Both services will be at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 2616 Louise St. Saskatoon, SK. Officiated by Very Rev. Bohdan Demczuk and Very Rev. Alex Hupka. The interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Orthodox Section, Saskatoon, SK. Always loved, he will be forever remembered.

KUSHNIR - Wasyl Anton, beloved husband of May Kushnir of Yorkton, formerly of the Hamton district passed away on Friday January 27, 2006 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty-eight years of age. Wasyl was born on March 14, 1917 at the family farm near Hamton Sask., a son of Anton and Marinka (nee Krepakewich) Kushnir. Wasyl was raised on the family farm and received his education at Oleskow School from grades 1 - 9. After his father died Wasyl helped on the family farm and on October 18, 1936 was united in marriage to May Semeniuk. May then joined Wasyl on the farm. Wasyl was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He dedicated his life to Jehovah and was Baptized in 1935. He really enjoyed talking about Jehovah's promises and was fearless in talking to anyone about it. He served as a Congregation Overseer for several years in Hamton and was a good speaker in both English and Ukrainian. Besides farming Wasyl also had many other occupations. He was involved with the scrap metal business which he enjoyed very much and did right up to the time he died; he was an auctioneer and held a license for over 50 years taking this part of his life from Ontario to Alberta. After moving to Yorkton in 1958 Wasyl found brief employment with the McLeod's store. He also built the present home that he and his family continue to live in to this day and then built over a dozen homes and sold them in Yorkton. Although Wasyl continued to farm, the scrap business always was his real interest. He also had a shop on the farm where he did blacksmith work for the local farmers as well as built stone boats and snow plows for local people. During his life Wasyl was a member of the Auctioneers School of North America for over 50 years and when he had the time, enjoyed music, singing and reading especially items of history. Throughout his life he was an honest and generous man in his work dealings. His wife and family and was especially generous to his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved very much. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his wife May of over 69 years. His son Darrell John of Pickering, On.; daughters: Judith Janet May Walker of Yorkton, Sk., Sharron (Dale) Hudson of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sk.; grandchildren: S. Paul Kushnir, Tanya (Warren) Chin, Alex (Esther) Kushnir, Colin Hudson, Derek (Laura) Hudson, Joshua (Melinda) Hudson, Suzanna (Chris) Jones; great grandchildren: Devin and Brooklyn Kushnir, Logan, Sophia, Kennedy and Sunnee Hudson and Anthony Jones. As well his brother Paul Kushnir of the Netherlands; sisters:, Anna Kushnir of Wawa, On., Marion (Vernon) Leoppky of Duarte, California. Wasyl was predeceased by his parents; sons: Gerald William Kushnir, Dallas Jonathan Kushnir; daughter-in-law Jocelyn Kushnir; brothers: Peter and John and sisters: Helen Kachan and Katherine Jason. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 2:00pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. Gerry Kreba of the Maple Ave. Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Words of remembrance were given by son, Darrell Kushnir. Interment followed at the family plot in the Garden of Devotion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Darrell Kushnir, Paul Kushnir, Alex Kushnir, Colin Hudson, Derek Hudson and Joshua Hudson serving as casket bearers.

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LIEBRECHT - Dennis was born in Yorkton, Sask. on January 17, 1945, a son of Albert and Olga (nee Weinmaster) Liebrecht. Dennis attended Wallace School until grade three at which time he was eligible to attend the Rhein School. He graduated from Yorkton Regional High School. He lived on a farm near Rhein and farmed with his father until his father's death and continued to manage the family farm with his mother. The farm was sold in 2003 and they moved into the village of Rhein. Dennis enjoyed being with people and loved to play baseball. He and his mother enjoyed watching the local ball games and the Rhein Sports Day was a highlight of the year for them. He was a member of the Rhein Lions Club. He enjoyed going on snowmobile rides with his friends in the winter months. Dennis was diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy which reduced his ability to be involved in physical activities. He lived and cared for his mother until his passing on March 5, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 65 years of age. Dennis was predeceased by his father Albert and his sister Audrey Sass. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life his mother Olga; his brother Lionel and his wife Helen (nee Starger); brother-in-law Joe Sass; nieces and nephews: Jack (Sherry) Liebrecht, Patti (Craig) Cartier and Christine Liebrecht as well as a host of other relatives and his many friends in the Rhein community. The funeral service was held on Monday, March 8, 2010 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary bearers were Craig Cartier, Joe Sass, Ian Morrison, Charlie Liebrecht and Lorne Nahirney. The interment took place in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Ken Starger, Jack Liebrecht, Lawrence Herman,Randy Herman, Barry Herman and Clifford Herman serving as the casketbearers.

LINDENBACH - Amalie "Molly" (nee Graf), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on December 22, 2005 at the age of 92 years. Amalie was born on the family farm in the Rhein district on October 9, 1913; a daughter of Conrad and Amalia (nee Bischof) Graf. Molly was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein by Pastor Judt, and was confirmed by Pastor Winddecker. She attended school at Federhill and Rhein. Molly's secondary education took her to Saskatoon where she learned the art of sewing and tailoring. On December 26, 1949 Molly was united in marriage to Paul Jacob Lindenbach at Christ Lutheran Church. The couple farmed north of Rhein. Molly took great interest in her family, she always put the needs of others ahead of herself. She was proud of her immaculate yard and flower beds, and always grew a large and bountiful garden. Her home was always open to her friends, the coffee pot was always on and no one left her home hungry. Molly was a life time member of Christ Lutheran Church. Due to declining health, Molly took up residency at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on November 7, 2002. Besides her husband Paul, Molly was predeceased by her parents: Conrad in 1979 and Amalia in 1952; seven brothers: Henry and David in infancy, Carl in 1936, Fred in 1946, David in 1975, Sam and Henry in 1988 and Alex and Adam in 1995. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life: daughter Margaret Anne (Raymond) Yost of Rhein, grandson Mark and great grandson Gregory Trytten, granddaughter Christy (William) Broda and great grandson Charlie; son Ross (Roberta) Lindenbach of Rhein, granddaughter Rhonda (Clinton) Gibson and great grandsons Ethen and Payton, granddaughter Erin (Chad) Liebrecht and great granddaughter Delanie, grandson Brent Lindenbach and special friend Kristie Soltys; son Tim (Myrna) Lindenbach of Saskatoon, granddaughters Melissa, Carly and Danielle. Also a sister Anna Herman of Yorkton, sisters-in-law Ruth Graf of Bowling Green, Ohio and Kay Lindenbach of Yorkton. Also, a godchild Elizabeth Herman as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Granddaughter Rhonda Gibson gave the eulogy, and granddaughters Melissa, Carly and Danielle read the poem 'My First Christmas in Heaven'. The interment took place in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery with Mark Yost, Brent Lindenbach, John Bodnaryk, Clinton Gibson, William Broda and Robert Herman serving as the casketbearers.

LINDENBACH - Paul, beloved husband of Molly Lindenbach of the Rhein district, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at his home. He was 92 years of age. Paul Jacob Lindenbach was born on April 8, 1909 at Melville, Sask; the middle of nine children born to Heinrich and Katherine (nee Kitz) Lindenbach. He was raised in the Landestreu and MacNutt district. Paul was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Landestreu. At an early age Paul worked at neighboring farms and then at Bowsman, Manitoba in lumber camps. Later he came to the Rhein area and worked on numerous farms. At this time he met Amalie Graf. They were married on December 26, 1949 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. Paul remained a member of this church until his death and was the oldest surviving member of the congregation. Paul and Molly were blessed with three children, Margaret Anne, Ross and Timothy. The couple farmed north of Rhein and Paul kept an active interest in farming right up to this fall. Paul enjoyed the outdoors. He loved sports, especially Sports Days, never missing the Rhein Sports Day which was always held on Father's Day. He also loved to play cards. He was a charter member of the Rhein & District Golden Agers and enjoyed socializing there, especially playing shuffleboard. He enjoyed the Rhein Spring Daze and tried to be one of the first people to wear the Spring Daze button. Paul took great pride in his family and looked forward to their visits, especially the grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all. Predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, Andrew, Mary, Jessie Adams, Adam, Otto, Arthur, Millie Stein and Elenore Liard. He leaves to cherish his memory Molly, his wife of 51 years. His children, Margaret Anne (Ray) Yost and their children Mark (and son Gregory), Christy (and special friend Scott Laidlaw); Ross (Roberta) and their children Rhonda Gibson (husband Clinton and their son Ethan), Erin, Brent (and special friend Veronica Solorzano), and Timothy (Myrna) and children Mellissa, Carly and Danielle; also his Godchild, Elizabeth Herman, sister-in-law Kay Lindenbach, uncle Harold (Margaret) Kitz; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 12, 2001 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. Rev. Daphne Bender and Rev. Fred Schneider officiated. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Margaret Anne Yost read the biography and Rhonda Gibson gave the tribute. All in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Mark Yost, Robert Herman, John Bodnaryk, Brent Lindenbach, Clinton Gibson and Scott Laidlaw serving as the casketbearers.

LISCHYNSKI - Catherine (nee Oleck), longtime Yorkton resident, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 87 years of age. Catherine Lischynski was born on August 5, 1915 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Thomas and Mary (nee Misko) Oleck. She received her education at the Two Creek School near Togo, Saskatchewan. In October of 1933 she was united in marriage to Harry Lischynski. The couple farmed in the Eden district. In 1949 they moved to Yorkton, but continued to farm. Harry died suddenly in a car accident in 1958. Following that time Catherine remained in Yorkton. She enjoyed travelling and was able to travel to Europe and to Expo '67. She also spent two summers travelling the summer fair circuit with her good friend Bobby Yaholnitsky. Following that Catherine began employment as a head cook, firstly with the Holiday Inn for about five years, then with the Corona Motor Hotel for about five years. She retired upon completing her work there. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing handiwork, like knitting and crocheting, she was very proud of the 14 bed spreads she crocheted. She also liked visiting and playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed gardening during the summer months, especially growing her prized tea roses. Catherine spent many hours watching sports on TV, especially the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team, and special curling events. Catherine had been in good health for many years but had not been well since this past Easter and had been hospitalized frequently this fall. Besides her husband Harry, she was predeceased by her parents, and by two sisters, Pauline in infancy, and Fern Lichacz from Toronto. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children: daughter Angie and her husband Albert Van Parys of Yorkton, son Ed Lischynski and his wife Donna of Yorkton; and daughter Ardelle and her husband Andy Harris of St. Albert, AB; 10 grandchildren, Angie's family, Curtis (Bev) Van Parys, and Craig (Pat) Van Parys; Ed's family, Celeste (Kelly) Bernakevitch, Darrell (Monique) Lischynski, Lynn (Steve) James, Denise (Boyd) Seidle, and Kimball Lischynski; Ardelle's family, Evan (Sandra) Harris, Tanys (David) Jackson, and Collin (Robin) Harris; also 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, Peter (Ann) Oleck of Yorkton and Ed (Bernice) Oleck of Saskatoon; two sisters, Jennie (Harold) Caradine of Toronto, and Elizabeth (Ian) Hartle of Fort Qu'Appelle; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Very Rev. Bryan Bayda officiated. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Oleh Kashuba as the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choi led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Kelly Bernakevitch, the altar-servers were Bret and Tyler Bernakevitch. The epistle-reader was Denise Seidle, and special music during communion was provided by Celeste Bernakevitch, Rae Bernakevitch and Lynn James. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Curt and Craig Van Parys, Darrell and Kimball Lischynski, and Evan and Collin Harris serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Curt Van Parys gave reflections and remembrances of Catherine on behalf of the family.

LOSTER - Mary Eleanor (nee Langton). It is with sadness that the family of Eleanor Loster announce her sudden passing on Monday, December 18, 2006. She was 79 years of age. Mary "Eleanor" Loster was born on March 1, 1927 in Stornoway, Sask, the daughter of Harry and Ellie (nee McCann) Langton. She grew up in Yorkton and attended Simpson School, Burke School and Sacred Heart Academy. At the age of 15 Eleanor gained employment with 4X Bakery driving the bread wagon. Over the years, Eleanor worked at various businesses in Yorkton including, OK Economy, Safeway, Slacks Meat Market, Clements Groceries, Yorkton Florists and Ward’s Greenhouses. On September 4, 1948, Eleanor was united in marriage to Leonard Loster at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church and they were blessed with six children. Eleanor was a charter member of the CWL (Catholic Women’s League) and also served the church community on the liturgy committee, parish school of religion and for many years served as a lay presider for prayer vigil services and as a eucharistic minister. Numerous charities in the community and throughout the world were the benefactors of her generosity. She enjoyed being around her family, especially her grandchildren, as well as her many friends. Her life was one of service and deep faith. A quiet gentle person by nature, she went about serving others in an unassuming way, always looking for the good in others. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Ellie (nee McCann) Langton; her beloved husband, Leonard; her son, John; her brothers, Tommy, Jimmy, Harley; her sister, Harriet in infancy and her sister-in-law, Joyce. Eleanor leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her sons, Lennie (Evelyn) and their children, Shane and Stacey; Peter of Vernon, B.C. and his son, Paul Herman (Stacey Pfeifer), Murray (Cheryl) of Yorkton, SK and their children, Bo and Gabe; her daughters, Shirley Pierce and her sons, Craig and Ryan (fiancé, Pakawan) and Stephanie (Rick) Young of Redwater, AB and their children, Amanda and Kris; her daughter-in-law, Glenda and John’s children, Lisa (Jason) Kaip and Rylan of Regina, SK, Jason (Jillian) Smith and Sawyer of Whitewood, SK, Jennifer (Lindsay) Hertlein and Johnna and Jenisey of Langenburg, SK, Keith (Brandi) and Ayden of Saskatoon, SK and Amanda (Shawn) Allary of Calgary, AB. Eleanor also leaves to mourn her passing, her sisters, Charlotte (Gerald) Carpenter of High River, AB, June Langton and Patricia Karulis, both of Toronto, ON; her brothers, Clarence of Jordan, ON and Ed (Donna) of Calgary, AB; her sisters-in-law, Joyce Langton of Seattle, Washington and Betty Langton of Calgary, AB as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of good friends. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Thursday, December 21, 2006 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Lorraine Lysak, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 22, 2006 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil as the Celebrant. The pianist, Tammie Latimer, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The Readers were Shirley Pierce and Peter Loster, the cross bearer was Kris Young, the intercessions were given by Amanda Young and Stacey, Bo and Gabe Loster brought forward the gifts. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Kris Young, Rick Young, David Carpenter, Shane Loster, Ryan Pierce and Craig Pierce serving as casket bearers

LUZNY - Amelia "Molly" (nee Stricker) passed away on September 7, 2005, at the Olive Devaud Residence in Powell River, B.C., at the age of 91. Amelia was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 5, 1912; one of 16 children born to Frederick and Amalia Stricker of German descent. Amelia was raised in the Rhein area of Saskatchewan, eventually moving to the Lumsden area where she lived from 1952-1986. She was well renowned there for her passion for gardening, hard work , and elaborate Christmas lighting displays for which people from miles around came to see over a period of many years. In 1986 she relocated to Chilliwack, tempted by the warmer climate and extended gardening opportunities. In 1996 she moved further west to Texada Island where she continued to garden relentlessly and also did some Christmas displays, in addition to the multitude of craft projects and home decorating that she so loved to do. She was never bored! Amelia is predeceased by her daughter Cyrena, son Melvin, grandsons Darwin, and Arnold, and granddaughter Sharon. Also brothers Alex, Fred, Henry, Dave, Jack and sister Adeline. She is survived by daughters Edna Ludman of St. Catherine's, Ont., Pat Watson of High Prairie, Alta., Shirley of Van Anda, Texada Island, B.C., and son Jerry Koch of Kelowna, B.C. and their families as well as the families of Cyrena Clarke in Surrey, B.C., and Melvin Koch in Chilliwack, B.C. Also survived by brothers Manuel , John, Rheinhold, Clarence and sisters Marie, Ann, Pauline, Lenora, and Josephine; most of whom reside in Saskatchewan. A graveside service was held September 12 at Woodland Cemetery on Texada Island with Mr. Stan Smith kindly officiating. Life goes on nourished by the loving memory of Amelia and her zest for living her life her way and how she was able to see the beauty in even the most simple and ordinary of things. She will be greatly missed.

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MALINSKY - Mary (nee Wowk), of Yorkton, formerly of the Hamton - Rhein district, beloved wife of Frank Malinsky passed away peacefully on December 6, 2002 with her family by her side. She was 79 years of age. Mary was born on Oct. 11, 1923 in the Rhein district, the youngest daughter of George and Yustina (nee Kurkowsky) Wowk. She attended Cedric School and enjoyed playing softball. She was a member of Boychuk's, Dneiper and St. Mary's Churches. Mary and Frank spent many years working side by side on their farm until they retired in 1994. Despite the hard work on the farm they always made time for their families numerous visits. One of our most amusing memories is of Mary's desire to eliminate the last season's unsightly things. No stubble, dry grass or bush stood in the way of Mary and her box of matches. Mary was best known for her generosity, love of life and sense of fun. She loved her family and would always strive for family to be together. Her cooking skills are legendary and she cooked for many weddings. Her birthday parties were always well attended and many people enjoyed the ample food she prepared. She carried on the tradition of her parents by cooking traditional dishes for Ukrainian Christmas and Easter meals. She was very social and loved spending time with friends playing cards and bingo. We will remember her for her strength, her smile and her ability to make us laugh. Her grandchildren will always remember her for her wonderful sense of humour and nurturing spirit. We will celebrate her life, cherish her memory, take pride in her contributions and keep her in our hearts. Predeceased by her parents, her first husband Fred Oystryk; grandson Gary Bonnett and great granddaughter Kara Bonnett; sisters: Molly, Nellie, Annie, and Alice; and brother Michael. Mary is survived by her husband Frank, son; Danny (Geraldine) Oystryk of Leduc, AB, daughters; Adeline (Jack) O'Brien, Sylvia (Donald) Rohl of Calgary, AB, Elsie (Harold) Bonnett of Yorkton, SK. Grandchildren; Jessica (Sebastian) Kennedy, Krista Oystryk, Lisa Oystryk (fiancée Rhys Davies) , Jim (Colette) O'Brien, Les O'Brien (fiancée Isabel), Deirdre (Elias) Kobrosly, Sandy Rohl (fiancée - Sandra), Larry (Carol) Bonnett, Laurie (David) Bonnett - Williams. Great grandchildren; Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kyle & Tyson Rohl, Michael, Katherine, Christine, Jason Kobrosly, Jared & Lauren Bonnett. Sisters; Lena Mandzuk, Katie Zaharia, Eva Zaharia, Patty Stefuik. Prayers were held on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1 preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, December 9, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Laurie Bonnett-Williams and the cross bearer was Jessica Kennedy. The UCWL Honour Guard included prapor bearer, Verna Moroz, banners, Mary Tratch and Olga Prybylski and UCWLC memorial wreath bearers, Ann Boychuk, Lucy Kachur and Angie Grunert. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jim O'Brien, Sandy Rohl, Larry Bonnett, Jared Bonnett, Elias Kobrosly and Sebastian Kennedy serving as the casket bearers.

MALLICK - Catherine (nee Dow), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, widow of Peter Mallick, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at the Nursing Home. She was 85 years of age. Catherine Mallick was born on July 25, 1916 in Edinburgh, Scotland; a daughter of Andrew and Jessie (nee Price) Dow. She was raised in Scotland and as a young woman trained as a nurse. Catherine was working in London during World War II and it was there that she met Peter Mallick. The couple were married in London. Following the war, Peter, Catherine and their daughter Selina returned to Canada and to the Hamton district of Saskatchewan, later settling in the Tadmore district. A second daughter Joyce was born there. Catherine was stricken with Tuberculosis and spent a number of years receiving medical care at various sanatoriums. Her strong will and determination pulled her through these difficult years. While receiving care at a sanatorium at Ninette, Manitoba, Catherine was strong enough to use her nursing skills to help others. In 1962 she moved to Winnipeg where she completed her nursing career. Following her retirement Catherine returned to Saskatchewan in 1977 and resided at Endeavor and Tadmore for a short time before moving to Yorkton. In 1996 Peter passed away, and following that time Catherine was able to maintain her independence until her health began to seriously fail during the summer of 2000. She resided in a care home in Saskatoon until becoming a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in December of 2001. Besides her husband Peter, she was predeceased by her parents, brothers Andrew and John Dow and by a granddaughter Rhodina Palagian. She is survived by her two daughters, Selina Mori of Maple Ridge BC, and Joyce Palagian of Springside; grandchildren, Tyler (Nancy) Prosak of Kelowna BC, Conrad (Veronica) Prosak of Vancouver, Heather (Derek) Becker of Stonewall, Manitoba, Tony (Lora) Palagian of Edmonton; a great granddaughter Stephanie of Winnipeg; also a brother Bill (Kathy) of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Willem van de Wall of Knox Presbyterian church officiated. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion with Catherine's brother Bill Dow as the urnbearer.

MARTIN - Carolyn (nee Schmidt) passed away at Parkside Extendicare in Regina on June 7, 2008 at the age of 100 years, with her family by her side. Carolyn was born March 18, 1908 at Stornoway, Sask. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and attended Clyde and Glasgow schools for her education. On November 9, 1931, Carolyn was united in marriage to Henry Martin. Carolyn was welcomed to God’s glory by her parents, John David and Katherine (nee Hilderman) Schmidt; her husband, Henry; brothers, David and Albert; sisters, Katherine, Lydia and Mary; daughter, Olive and son, Ivan. Carolyn leaves to cherish her memories her grandchildren, Michael Brummet, Shauna (Cameron) Wilkes; great grandchildren, Taryn, Ryan and Devin Ferguson; great great grandchildren, Zac, Logan and Noah; and son-in-law, Ivan Brummet. Carolyn will be remembered for her love for others, her church-until poor hearing stopped her from attending, as well as for her cooking and baking. Funeral Services were be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daniel Moeller of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. Carolyn was remembered in tribute and eulogy by her granddaughter, Shauna Wilkes. The interment service followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

MARTIN - Ivan George passed away on Friday, December 15, 2006 with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer. Ivan was born on April 28, 1935 to Henry and Carolyn Martin. He received his schooling in Winnipeg, Stornoway and Yorkton. Ivan worked for many years at CKCK Television in Regina, taking a break in 1963-64 to tour Europe to visit the museums and study in the Master Works of famous painters. His degree and love of art showed true in all his paintings displayed throughout his home. Early retirement allowed him to spend more time with family and enjoy his huge library of books and movies. Ivan shared the past eleven years in close company of his "Mom". They became the "bestest of friends" and thoroughly enjoyed each and every day together. Going out for supper or ordering in while watching "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" were a few of the many special moments they shared. Ivan will be remembered for his great love for God, loyalty to family, kind and gentle spirit and a great sense of humour. Ivan was predeceased by his father, Henry and his sister, Olive Brummet. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mom, Carolyn; his brother-in-law, Ivan Brummet; his nephew, Michael Brummet; his niece, Shauna (Cameron) Wilker and her family, Taryn (Zac, Logan), Ryan, Devin Ferguson. A family service will be held from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Faye Greer officiating. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

MEHLING - Elmer, husband of Elsie Mehling of Yorkton, formerly of Stornoway passed away on March 22, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 76 years, 11 months and 14 days of age. Elmer Mervin Mehling was the second child born to Henry and Marie (nee Schwartz) Mehling on April 8, 1932 on the family farm in the Stornoway district. As a child Elmer and his older sister Doreen walked three miles to Stornoway where they attended School. Here Elmer received all of his formal education. At the age of 14, Elmer started helping his dad at the Federated Co-op in Stornoway. In his late teens Elmer and Ted (a friend) ventured to Vancouver where they worked in a clothing factory for a short period of time. On his return to Stornoway Elmer took a position at the Federated Co-op in Yorkton. He was offered a manager's position at Bangor and Dubuc Co-ops. On his Dad's retirement from Stornoway Co-op, Elmer took over the store. When Elmer was running the Stornoway Co-op, even though the hours were Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, the store was really never closed. If a farmer phoned on the weekend, at supper time or bed-time needing fuel, Elmer would not hesitate to take the fuel out without complaint. Between hauling fuel and working in the store, Elmer also sold hail insurance policies to the farmers in the area. Elmer retired in 1991 after 42 years of service. Elmer was baptized, confirmed and married in the Stornoway Lutheran Church and upon it's closure became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Elmer was involved in many aspects of the Stornoway community. Elmer was on the village council and was also the fire chief. He was also on the Stornoway Curling Club and the Rec Board. Elmer enjoyed many things, although he had a few great passions. These were curling in winter, camping and fishing in summer and hunting in fall. These passions he gladly passed on to his sons and grandchildren. In 1954 Elmer walked into a café in Kamsack and first set eyes on a pretty little lady. A year later on July 30th, 1955, Elmer was united in marriage to Elsie (nee Schwab) and was married for 53 1/2 years. During this time they were blessed with three sons, Rob, Keith and Al. Elmer was predeceased by his father Henry in 1988; his mother Marie (nee Schwartz) in 2000, his sisters Arlie in 1961 and Doreen Schwab (nee Mehling) in 1981. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Elsie (nee Schwab); his three sons, Robert (Sindy) of Stornoway, Keith of Yorkton and Allen (Charmaine) of Yorkton; five grandchildren, Sean of Yorkton, Jordan of Stornoway, Sara, Ashley, and Amber of Yorkton; as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Vicar Daniel Larson and Pastor Barry Wood officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace', 'I'm but A Stranger Here' and 'Lord Take My Hand and Lead Me'. Honourary Bearers were all who shared in Elmer's life. Elmer's Grandchildren served as the urnbearers. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

MEHLING -Emma Magdalena (nee Herman) was born on the family farm near Rhein, Sask. on April 8, 1923 to parents Jacob and Amalie (nee Miller) Herman. Emma was baptized by Pastor E. Schievle and confirmed by Reverend Pohlmann in the Lutheran Church at Rhein. She attended New Canadian School until the death of her mother at which time she left school to help with the household and to “follow the harrows”. On May 19, 1946, Emma was united in marriage to Edmund Mehling at Stornoway Lutheran Church by Reverend E. Mayan. Emma moved from her parents’ home two miles south to Edmund’s land where they built a home to raise their four daughters, Verna born in 1947, Janet born in 1948, Laurie born in 1950 and Marilyn born in 1954. Emma grew a large vegetable garden, worked with the animals, cooked, baked and preserved, sewed clothing for her daughters and even taught school at home for two years because the roads were in poor condition. She enabled Edmund to run the cattle and grain farm, drive a school bus and later work another job off the farm. In 1972, Edmund and Emma sold the farm due to Edmund’s poor health. In Yorkton, Edmund now looked after the house and yard while Emma, in true “Emma form” found a job at Harry’s Dutch Bakery. There she sliced and sold bread, making new friends with staff and customers for almost 20 years. Edmund and Emma attended Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Emma was so happy and proud to help build the church hall which she felt was the perfect place to host teas, birthdays and funeral lunches. After Edmund died in 1991, Emma continued to keep her house and yard as well as house sitting for her neighbors and providing fresh cinnamon buns and lemon pie for the immediate community. Highlights for her were the garage sales on sunny days with her sister, Willie, and going out for coffee or meals with her relatives and new friends. Emma loved to make her children, grandchildren and then her great-grandchildren happy by keeping track of and making their favorite foods whenever they visited. After preparing Christmas dinner for 25 this year, Emma began to have mobility problems. Health problems led to emergency surgery on her 85th birthday. Emma passed away on April 26, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Emma was predeceased by her husband, Edmund in 1991; her daughter, Marilyn in January, 2008; her brother, Herbert in 1999 and her sister, Isabel in 2000. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, three daughters, Verna (Ewald) Liebrecht of Rhein, Janet (Edgar) Rathgeber of MacNutt and Laurie (Greg) Hnatuk of Lloydminster; her son-in-law, Phil Grenier of Edmonton; her sister, Wilhelmine Achtemichuk; a step-brother, Fred Sleininger of Regina; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Herman, Emily Mehling and Minnie Mehling, all of Yorkton, Lorene (John) Nicholson of Regina and one brother-in-law, Richard (Doreen) Mehling of Regina as well as ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many special neighbors and friends. On behalf of Emma, her family would like to especially thank Gloria Rathgeber for all her support and friendship. Prayers will be held on Monday, April 28, 2008 at 7:30 pm from the chapel of Christies Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton. Interment to follow at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Mark.

MEHLING - Magdalene Amalia passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2007 surrounded by those who loved her. She was 86 years of age. Magdalene Amalia Mehling was born January 24, 1921 to George and Amalia Mehling at Stornoway, Sask. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church at Stornoway and received her education at Stornoway School. After school, she remained and helped out on the family farm and when her mother died at an early age, Maggie took on the added responsibility of running the household with her sister Minnie and raising her younger siblings. In the fall of 1948, she moved, along with her sister, father and a brother to a home in Yorkton and eventually began a new career working at the Yorkton Union Hospital laundry. Maggie enjoyed her work at the hospital and made many friends there. One of her greatest joys was seeing her nieces and nephews grow up and she was thrilled to welcome her grand nieces and nephews as well. She found so much joy in her family and gave so much in return. She retired in 1986 after 30 years. She enjoyed her retirement until her health began to decline and finally became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in August of 2006. She was predeceased by her mother in 1941, her father in 1961, brother Edmund in 1991, brother Bill in 1995, brother Arnold in 2004 and sister-in-law Freda Mehling in 2004. She leaves to cherish her memories her sister Minnie of Yorkton, brother Richard and his wife Doreen of Regina, sister Lorene and her husband John Nicholson of Regina, sister-in-law Emma Mehling of Yorkton, sister-in-law Emily Mehling of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Abide With Me, Jerusalem the Golden, and I'm But A Stranger Here. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Orest Mehling, Gordon Lupenko, Edgar Rathgeber, Tim Liebrecht, Barry Mehling and Randy Mehling serving as the casketbearers.

MEHLING - Martha (nee Robertus), resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton, widow of Jacob Mehling, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at her residence. She was 78 years of age. Martha Magdalene Mehling was born February 27, 1923 in the Rhein district, a daughter of George and Mary (nee Els) Robertus. She was raised on the family farm and attended Clyde School. Martha was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church and was a faithful member until her passing. She helped on the family farm until her marriage to Emmanuel Poppenheim in 1941 and resided in Rhein. This union was blessed with three children, Sylvia, Joy and Ronald. Martha commenced working as a cook at the Yorkton Union Auxiliary Hospital until her marriage to Jacob Mehling on October 29, 1956. The couple resided on the farm at Stornoway until 1980 when they retired and moved into Rhein. Martha loved the farm and the life it provided for their family. She enjoyed helping her husband with chores, as well as planting a large garden of vegetables and flowers each year. Martha spent many hours crocheting, sewing and knitting. She loved a good game of cards and time spent socializing with family and friends. Following Jacob's passing in 1996 Martha remained in the family home until May of 1997 when she moved to Yorkton to reside in Queen Elizabeth Court. Here she made new friends as well as enjoyed the company of friends who formerly lived at Rhein. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters and their husbands, Sylvia and Lorne Ruf of Yorkton, and Joy and Alex Oystrick of Yorkton; her son Ronald and his wife Judith of Stornoway; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother Edward (Rose) Robertus of Rhein; sisters Hilda Pfeifer of Yorkton, Esther (John) Lefebvre of Minot ND, and Marie (Alfred) Hintz of Winnipeg. Martha was predeceased by her father George in 1959, her mother Mary in 1995, a sister Margaret Stricker in 1964, brothers Jacob in 1973 and Rheinhold in 1998 and a grandson Ward Allan Oystrick in 1963. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 from the Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns Lord Take My Hand, Beyond the Sunset, How Great Thou Art and Nearer My God to Thee. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Parish Cemetery with Terry Ruf, Brian Ruf, Jeff Poppenheim, Neil Poppenheim, Jason Poppenheim, and Michael Oucharek serving as the casketbearers.

MENGERING - Gerald W. With great sadness the family announces the death of Gerald W. Mengering of Saskatoon, born on February 5, 1940 in Yorkton, Sask. Gerry died peacefully surrounded by family on January 4, 2004 in St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon. He grew up in Rhein, Sask. where his family operated the Rhein Hardware Store. Gerry attended elementary school in Rhein, high school in Rhein and Luther College in Regina, and University at the U of S. Gerry earned his bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1968. He began work with Caproco, Heath Water Heaters, then a division of Sask Power Corporation which became SaskEnergy. He worked for SaskEnergy in Saskatoon until the time of his death. The family wishes to thank Dr. Basi, Dr. Ubhi and the nursing staff of 5-Medicine and 6-Medicine for their kindness and caring. Also sincere appreciation to the many health professionals who came to our home to give Gerry special care. The Funeral Service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, Saskatoon on Monday, February 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Sask. on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. with a burial service to follow in Rhein Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his wife Delores; mother Mary of Rhein, Sask; brother Robert (Ivadell) of Delta, BC; daughter Sherry (Bard) of Edmonton; sons Randy (Jacque) of Crossfield, AB, and Glenn (Kerrie) of Longmont, Colorado; six grandchildren, Julia, Rain, Mike, Sonja, Erik, and Paul; sister-in-law Darlene Black; brother-in-law Verne Hamm (Myra); nieces and nephews David and Dawn Mengering (Deklan and Bronwyn), Susan Mengering, Lauren, Erin and Colin Black, Linda and Todd Ferrie (Connor); special nephew Rex Willgren, special friend Joe (Rosella) Verlangen; and many friends, relatives and co-workers. Gerry had a great love of animals.

MILLER - Katherine Elizabeth was born on October 4, 1909 at Rhein, Sask. She received her education at the Rhein School and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. In July of 1925 she was united in marriage to Conrad Miller at Rhein. To this union five sons and three daughters were born. The couple resided in Rhein where Conrad worked for farmers in the district and later for the CNR. Conrad passed away on March 9th 1983. Following that time Katherine continued to care for herself in her home at Rhein. In 1989, after two slight strokes, she moved in with her daughter Dyan in Rhein. As her health failed, Katherine became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in 2000, where she had resided until the time of her death. Katherine greatly enjoyed the visits from family and friends, she looked forward to a good game of cards and marbles, often playing well into the night. In younger years, sewing and crocheting were favourite pastimes as well as fishing during the summer months. Katherine passed away on Thursday evening, April 25, 2002 at the Nursing Home. She was 92 years of age. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Roland and Victor, and by a daughter Freida in infancy. She is survived by her three sons, Albert of Rhein, Elmer of Portland, Oregon and Lloyd of Rhein; two daughters, Alvena Brown of Yorkton and Dyan Banting of Anglemont BC; and Katherine recognized Jody Prime of Anglemont, BC as a daughter; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; also one sister Lydia Geib of Regina. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 29, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein officiated. Two taped solo selections were played, Amazing Grace and Just A Closer Walk With Thee. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at Rhein.

MROSKE - Edward Martin of Yorkton, Sask, and formerly of the Hamton District of Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2008 at the Canora Gateway Lodge. He was 98 years of age. Edward Martin Mroske was born on February 12, 1910, the son of Micheal and Josephine (nee Ukasik) Mroske. He was a farmer, outdoorsman, very musically inclined and took part in many sports. He farmed with his brother, Joseph and his sister, Frances until their retirement in 1983 when the moved into the city of Yorkton. A member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club and a generous supporter of St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. The last survivor of a family of 13, Edward was predeceased by his sisters, Mary, Agnes, Margaret, Bertha, Katie and Frances; his brothers, Henry, John, Jake, Mike, Joseph and Leonard; his nieces, Lorna Stubbings and Frances Breen; his nephews, Leslie Laevens, Ken Lepoudre and Vernice Mroske. Edward will be gratefully remembered and lovingly missed by his many nieces, nephews and their families. A Prayer Vigil service will be celebrated Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 7:00pm from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton. The funeral mass will follow Monday, September 22, 2008 at 10:00 am from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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NAPADY - Richard James, of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a four-month battle with cancer. He was fifty-five years of age. Richard James Napady was born Sept. 3, 1947 in Yorkton, Sask, a son of Harry and Anne (nee Salyn) Napady. Richard attended school in Stornoway. After living in Wroxton for two years he moved to Yorkton. He started his first job in 1962 at Crown Lumber, and then worked at the Sherritt Gordon Mine at Lynn Lake. Richard married Sylvia Sliva on February 7, 1970 and they were blessed with two children; Cheryl and Darcy. Richard then began to work hauling furniture for Ball Cartage for a few years. He also worked for Logan Stevens, Hancock Plumbing, and Dyno Vac. Richard then took over selling Dyno Vac out of his own house as a side line business. For the last thirteen years of his employment, Richard was a sales rep with Yorkton Lumber and its successor, McDiarmid Lumber. Richard loved spending time with his grandsons and their dog, Chuckles. His special hobbies included hunting at Hudson Bay, fishing for whitefish at Steep Rock near Swan River, woodworking, tinkering with motors and just working in his garage. He also enjoyed yard work and all nature had to give him. He loved country music and enjoyed going to the Dauphin Country Fest every year. There was never a problem Richard couldn't solve or a challenge he didn't accept. He was always walking around with a pen and paper to plan out his next building or fixing project. Richard was always willing to help everyone, anytime they needed it. His four month battle with cancer didn't stop him from helping his son to renovate his house. Even when he was told that chemotherapy was not going to help him, he refused to give up. That was just the man he was. He will be dearly missed and loved. Our memories will always be with him. Richard leaves to celebrate his life: his wife, Sylvia; parents, Harry and Anne Napady of Yorkton; his son, Darcy of Yorkton; daughter, Cheryl (Pete) Buzinski of Yorkton; grandchildren, Travis, Jared and Bryan Buzinski; brother, Randy (Linda) Napady of Wroxton; sisters, Sylvia Cheveldeoff of Saskatoon and Iris (Wayne) Kardash of Saskatoon; Sylvia's parents, Steve and Francis Sliva of Yorkton; brother in law, Dennis (Donna) Sliva of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Richard is predeceased by his brother-in-law, Fred Cheveldeoff in 1991 and his grandparents. Prayer Services were held on Monday, December 30, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R as the Celebrant. The responses were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The Epistle was read by Les Diakow. Kelly Kardash served as a crossbearer. A tribute and words of remembrance were given by Wayne Kardash and Richard's sister, Sylvia Cheveldeoff. The Honourary Bearers were grandsons, Travis, Jared, and Bryan Buzinski, Jeff Cheveldeoff, Marla Sliva and Garret Sliva. Interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kevin Napady, Cory Napady, Greg Cheveldeoff, Evan Labas, Dennis Sliva and Joe Batuik serving as the casketbearers.

NEIBRANDT - Harry (Henry). It is with great sadness that the family of Harry (Henry) Neibrandt announces his passing on Monday, July 24, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Harry was 81 years of age. Harry was the older of two children, born January 11, 1925 to Fred and Lillian Neibrandt at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shortly after Harry's birth the family moved to Detroit, Michigan in search of work. There his sister Lillian (Babs) was born. In 1935 the family returned to Saskatchewan and moved immediately to Rhein, Sask. to what is still the Neibrandt family farm. Harry and Babs were registered to attend Wallace School, where they quickly found they had some catching up to do, as the schools in Detroit had funds to sufficiently operate only half time during the depression. Harry worked hard on the farm, learning quickly how to milk cows, pick stones and drive horses. Babs recalls how she and Harry smeared soot from burned roots on their faces to impress their father with how hard they had been working when they were sent to pick stumps in the newly broken fields. Their home was like most of the day ' heated by a wood stove, without plumbing and filled with mice. Travel to and from school was by buggy in warm weather and by cutter in winter. Occasionally flooding made it necessary to travel by horseback because the buggy could not make it down the over-flowing road. Social time during school years was spent visiting neighbours, attending whist drives, box socials and dances at Wallace School. Harry played on the Wallace ball team and showed some skill in the area of track and field. He and Babs skated on a home made rink and occasionally played pick up hockey on the creek a half mile from the family home. Through the years they enjoyed large Neibrandt family gatherings when the work slowed down. Harry completed his grade eight at Wallace School and completed his grade nine and ten by correspondence while still attending the school but working independently. He and Babs completed grades eleven and twelve while boarding in Yorkton. Following high school Harry farmed with his father during the summer and worked for a logging company during the winter months. At the end of the Second World War he returned to the farm full time. Harry always loved dressing well. After spending an entire winter logging for the sum of $100.00 he came home and immediately spent the whole amount on a new suit. On June 24, 1950 Harry married Helen Olson of Hyas, Sask. in a double wedding ceremony. Harry prepared further for his future by attending the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, completing a two-year Certificate program. He and Helen also built their family home at this time on the same yard as his parents. They lived and worked alongside Harry's parents, sharing the joys and trials of farming until their passing. Later, he and Helen shared the same special relationship with their sons, Brian and Kirk and their families as they took over the family farm. During Harry's early years on the farm he enjoyed curling and hunting. He was a founding member of the Rhein Lion's Club and an active member of the community. The Lion's Club presented Harry with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in recognition of his many years of service to the club and the community. Like all good Lions, every Father's Day would find Harry and Helen working in the sweltering heat in the food booth at the Rhein Sports Day. Harry and Helen had many friends and enjoyed dinners, card games and dances in the area. In later years they managed to do some travelling and enjoy some hard-earned time for themselves. Harry loved to read. He was always current with world events. He took pride in growing a clean crop and in providing for his family, even when farming was lean. He had a great sense of humour and he loved to tease. Harry and Helen had five children. They enjoyed the activities and achievements of their children and later their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harry was never too tired to drive the kids where they needed to be or even to coach a little when the need arose. During the last ten years of their lives Helen was afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease and Harry rose to the challenge, caring for her at home for as long as it was possible. His tenderness and consideration during this time will forever serve as a reminder to his children of the power of true love and life long commitment. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Lillian Neibrandt and his best friend and loving wife, Helen. He leaves to celebrate his life and mourn his passing his sister, Lillian of Melfort, Sask., five children; Janet (Dennis) Shindle of Portage la Prairie, Mb., Bruce Neibrandt of Victoria, Texas, Brian (Cheryl) Neibrandt of Rhein Sask., Jackie Neibrandt (Barry Miller) of Pinawa, Mb., and Kirk (Wendy) Neibrandt of Rhein, Sask.; twelve grandchildren Shaun (Grace) Neibrandt of Victoria, Texas, Graham (Krista) Shindle of Altona, Mb., Jeremy Wlasichuk of Brandon, Mb., Garth (Angie) Shindle of Carman, Mb., Kelly (Kurt) Lange of Portland, Texas, Jocelyn Shindle (Doug Mitchell) of Winnipeg, Mb., Scott Wlasichuk (Kim Williams) of Edmonton, Alta., Evan, John, Adam, Brandi and Dana Neibrandt of Rhein, Sask.; great-grandchildren Hailey and Seth Neibrandt, Allie and Rae Anne Lange, Kolton, Jayden and Kylyn Shindle; sister and brothers in law, Elsie (Paul) Auguston, Melvin (Margaret) Olson, Verna (Johney) Holstein and Laddie (Dorothy) Olson as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial service for Harry was held Friday, July 28, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel. Pastor Daniel Moeller officiated the service with family members sharing many memories of Harry's life. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Brianne Pister, the soloist, sang 'Angels Among Us' and 'I Can Only Imagine'. Following the Memorial service, the committal took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jeremy Wlasicuk and Even Neibrandt serving as Urnbearers. Also, Shaun Neibrandt, Graham Shindle, Garth Shindle, Kelly Lange, Jocelyn Shindle, Scott Wlasichuk, John Neibrandt, Brandi Neibrandt, Adam Neibrandt, Dana Neibrandt, Hailey Neibrandt, Kolton Shindle, Jayden Shindle, Allie Lange, Kylyn Shindle, Seth Neibrandt and Rae Anne Lange were recognized as Honorary Pallbearers.

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OLENICK - Ruth (nee Nabozniak) January 30, 1926 - December 23, 2009. A vistation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from Commemorative Services, Calgary, AB. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home, Yorkton, SK. The interment will follow in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery.

OYSTRECK - Annie (nee Wowk), wife of the late William K. Oystreck, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 95 years. Anne was born on May 29, 1906 in the Mennofeldt district to George and Yustina (nee Kryshkowski) Wowk, the second eldest of 10 children. In 1924 she was united in marriage to William K. Oystreck. The couple commenced farming in the Rhein district and in 1931 purchased their own farm. In 1964 they retired and moved to Yorkton. Following William's death in 1976 Anne was determined to drive a car. At the age of 70 years she obtained her driver's license and drove for 15 years until her eyesight began to fail. In February, 1992 Anne moved to Fisher Court where she resided until the present time. William & Anne were faithful members of St. Mary's (Boychuk) Church, All Saint's in Rhein and Holy Transfiguration in Yorkton. Anne loved crocheting, knitting, embroidery and working in her garden. Predeceased by her husband in 1976, daughter Marie (1962), son Bobby (1993), daughter-in-law Noella Oystreck (1989) and son-in-law Bill Chypyha (2000). Also by three sisters, Molly Fedoruk, Nellie Boychuk and Alice Gawryluk and a brother Mike Wowk. Anne leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory, three sons, John (Emily) of Kamsack, George (Dolaine) of Winnipeg and Steve (Kay) of Winnipeg; a daughter Jane Chypyha of Kamsack; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren and 5 sisters, Lena Mandzuik of Pelly, Eva Zaharia, Katie Zaharia and Mary (Frank) Malinsky, all of Yorkton and Patty Stefuik of Kamsack. Prayer Services were held on Sunday November 11, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. Funeral Services were held on Monday November 12, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The responses were sung by Mr. Mike Sitko with members of the church choir. The crossbearer was Ted Prokopchuk and the bannerbearers were Nick Zaharia & Ernie Shupena. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Randy Oystreck, Darrell Oystreck, Leonard Oystreck, Kerry Chypyha, Darren Chypyha and Rene Poloyko as the casketbearers.

OYSTRYK - Maria (nee Oystryk), of Yorkton, widow of John W. Oystryk entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 99 years of age. Maria was born on March 12, 1902 on the homestead in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to George and Anna (nee Kadyschuk) Oystryk. Maria was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. (Stawchan was the name of the village from where her parents migrated to Canada). She helped on the family farm until she was united in marriage to John W. Oystryk at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church North of Rhein ( known as Boychuk Church); on June 5, 1919. The couple farmed land in the Dneiper district until they semi - retired to Yorkton in the fall of 1952. The land was sold in 1967. They made their home in Yorkton and unfortunately John died in 1977. During her life Maria was involved with the Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Association Olena Pchilka Branch. She loved helping in the hall enjoying making cabbage rolls and pyrohy. She did Ukrainian embroidery (cross stitch); and was involved with the craft of Pysanky (Easter eggs). Her garden was her specialty spending many hours there. Maria loved to travel and visit; especially when her husband was alive they would visit friends in the hospital almost every Sunday afternoon. An avid reader, friends and family could not provide her with enough Ukrainian literature. Maria was involved with many things in her life; however, the most important to her was her family which eventually numbered over two hundred. Maria leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her life her children: daughters: Ann ( Nick) Kadyschuk of Saskatoon, Pauline Klewchuk of Flin Flon, Margie Kolisnyk of Dauphin and Effie (Mike) Todoschuk of Flin Flon. Her sons: John J. of Canora, Mike (Esther) of Fort St. John, Nick (Vivian) of Peachland B.C., George (Beulah) of Biggar along with 44 grandchildren 95 great grandchildren 17 great great grandchildren and a brother John G. Oystryk of Yorkton. Mrs. Oystryk was predeceased by her parents, her husband John W.; sons: Mike in infancy in 1920, Fred in 1998; brothers: Ted and Fred (Onufrey); sisters: Martha Waselenchuk, Katherine Kolybaba, Margaret Prokopchuk as well as sons-in-law: Nick Klewchuk, John Kolisnyk; granddaughters: Mary Kadyschuk, Alice Oystryk; a great grandson Paul Macdonald and a grandson-in-law Sandy McIntosh. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, November 2, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Sask. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, November 3, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The Cantor was Mike Sitko assisted by members of the parish choir. George Prokopchuk was the Palamar. Members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Association Olena Pchilka branch served as an honour guard with Lillian Prokopchuk carrying the Association Propar. The cross bearer was Mervin Todoschuk with Leslie ( Les ) Oystryk and Garry Kadyschuk carrying the banners. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Norman Kadyschuk, Peter Klewchuk, Andy Oystryk, Kirk Oystryk, George Kolisnyk and Dennis Todoschuk serving as casket bearers.

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PEPPLER - Ernie, age 72 years of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina. Ernie farmed in the Rhein district all his life but resided in Yorkton during the winter months. He is survived by his wife Gerry of Yorkton, son Trent Peppler and his wife Leanna of Regina; two sisters, a brother, as well as step-sisters and step-brothers, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 11:00 am from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Daphne Bender will officiate.

PEPPLER - Pauline (nee Poppenheim), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. She was 87 years of age. Pauline Peppler was born on March 30, 1914 at Rhein, Sask, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (nee Reifschneider) Poppenheim. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. On May 28, 1933, Pauline was united in marriage to Raymond Peppler at Rhein. She was an excellent homemaker with a love for baking, especially banana choco-late chip muffins and ginger snaps for her grandchildren. She enjoyed having com-pany over for tea and her famous Krebles and Kuchen. Pauline enjoyed reading, watching TV with a keen interest in WWF Wrestling and the Price is Right; gardening and caring for her petunias. She loved to be close to nature and listening to music. Her children and grand-children meant the world to her. Pauline was the light of our lives. May she sing with the angels. You will always be held firmly in our thoughts, close to our hearts, and always with love and affection. Predeceased by her parents; husband Raymond on November 1, 1976; brothers Manuel, Jack, Ronnie and Bill; sister Molly; son-in-law Keith Schmaltz, she leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Clinton (Rayna) of Nanaimo, BC and Randall (Faye) of Regina; three daughters, Valeria (Duncan) Wright of Yorkton, Marva Schmaltz of Ponoka, AB, and Caren (Ken) Sokolan of Carstairs, AB; eleven grandchildren, Cory, Caralee, Candace, Colin, Cindy, Jason, Lauren, Lisa, Jessica, Trevor and Stacey; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Eric, Danielle and Margaret and a sister, Lydia (Helgi) Loptson of Foam Lake. The funeral service was held on Saturday, September 8, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. The tribute was given by Cara Vermette. Organist Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Nearer My God To Thee, In the Garden and How Great Thou Art. Soloist Norm Graft sang Amazing Grace. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Cory Wright, Stacey Sokolan, Colin Schmaltz, Cindy Schmaltz, Trevor Sokolan, Lisa Peppler, Cara Vermette, Jessica Peppler and Candace Wright serving as the casket-bearers.

PETERSON - Marie Marguerite (nee Melenson) was born on December 4, 1933 in Windsor, Ontario. She spent part of her childhood in Windsor and later moved to Jedburg, Sask. After high school, Marie worked as a waitress at the Toy Ying Cafe in Yorkton and later the Carlton Cafe in Winnipeg. She met Russell while working as a waitress. She got a job as a telephone operator working for Sask-Tel in Wadena, Yorkton and finally Rhein. Later, she taught sewing to ladies in many communities throughout southern Saskatchewan as an instructor for the Parkland Community College. In addition to having eight of her own children, Marie drove school bus in the Rhein and Ebenezer areas and operated a Saskatchewan Approved Home for 27 years before retiring in April 2008. During this time, she served as Mayor of Rhein for two terms and was an active member of the Rhein Lions Club. Medical issues required Marie to move to Regina where she made many new friends. She enjoyed watching sports, gardening, fishing, sewing, leatherwork, crocheting, playing cards and coffee with friends. Marie passed peacefully on October 23, 2009 at Regina General Hospital. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Russell; son, James and brother, Phillip Poupard. She is survived by her children: Judy Elford, Rodney (Sheryn), Ken, Cheryl (Gary) Nagy, Don (Trudy), Doug (Stacey), and Linda. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Lisa Powder, Logan (Norma) Stumph, Deidre (Mike) Leaf, Troy (Luella) Springgay, Karin Elford, Wade, Scott (Bethany), Brenna, Erika and Dayne Peterson, Aaron and Brett Nagy, Charity (Shane) Jarduk, Devon Peterson, Shaun (Jennifer) and Kevin as well as nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan officiated by Pastor Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Saskatchewan. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The honourary pallbearers were Martha Dawe, Jeanette Kurtz, Lorne Naherney, Ruth Naherney, Barry Hildreman, Richard Solonenko and the Rhein & District Lions Club and Marie’s daughter, Linda Peterson was the urn bearer. A luncheon followed in the Rhein and District Lions Club Hall.

PHILIPCHUK - Theodore Edward. On Friday November 4th, 2005, Theodore Edward "Blondie" Philipchuk of Swift Current, Sask. passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Merle (Law); daughters, Penny (Randy) Schultz, Sheree (Dave) Wall; granddaughters, Abby, Becky, Cassy Schultz, Megan Wall; sisters, Sadie Klingman (Yorkton), Marj (Dave) Kinjerski (Calgary), Martha (Norm) Jorgensen (Port Coquitlam), Josephine (Mike) Latoski (Thunderbay); brothers-in-law William Gregory (Yorkton) and Don (Ruthe) Law (Wolseley) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Theodore and Ann Philipchuk; brothers, John and Bill; sisters Mary Philipchuk, Joyce Lundstom and Effie Gregory; nieces Sharon Gregory and Dorothy Milgaard. Ted was born in the Yorkton District, July 17, 1925. He attended public school in Stornoway and St. Joseph's College, Yorkton. He served in the Navy as a submarine detector from 1944-1945. After his discharge he attended electrical training in Prince Albert. While working on the Sask Power crew in Indian Head he met Merle Law. They were married January 21st, 1950. He worked for Sask Power in Swift Current. Ted was a member of Kinsmen and was awarded a Life Membership in 1974. Ted was an active volunteer for the Air Cadet league for 43 years. He served in numerous positions including: Glider chairperson, President (Saskatchewan League) and National League Chairperson. In the summer of 1977, he was selected to act as chaperone for an Air Cadet Exchange program to England and Germany. He received numerous awards and recognitions over the years. One of the highlights was receiving Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Award in 2002. After retirement, Papa T, enjoyed his and Merle's summer home at Lac Pelletier. Papa T was a kind and gentle man. He loved nature and animals and he also believed in hard work and dedication. Family was the most important thing to him and holidays and celebrations were special events. He will always be loved and missed by his family. Cremation with no funeral service at his request. A private family gathering was held.

PISTER - Albert was born on June 20, 1922 in the Runnymede District of Saskatchewan; a son of Carl and Mary (nee Propp) Pister. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. After attending Memorial School near Runnymede he worked at Kendall Motors (Esso) in Kamsack. Albert then met the love of his life Rachel Schwartz and they were united in marriage on November 16, 1945 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Runnymede. This union was blessed with 8 children: Gary, Shirley, Sharon, Arlene, Barbara, Marilyn, Sherry and Grant. They resided in Kamsack for 9 years until moving to Rhein SK. in 1955 where Albert took over the Rhein Esso Agency. He worked there for 30 years and in that time was awarded many acheivement and excellence awards. During his career with Esso he purchased farmland west of Rhein. Albert took great pride in his farming. In 1986 Albert and Rachel semi - retired and moved to Yorkton SK. He never did retire from farming. He seeded and harvested this past summer's crop and was very proud of it. His daily trips to the farm were brightened by his dogs "mans best friends”. Albert enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, making sausage and travelling. He and Rachel travelled for many years south to Texas in the winter and west to B.C. in the summer. Albert was also involved in his community serving as a council member for Christ Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Rhein Lion’s Club Albert was a loving husband to Rachel for 58 wonderful years. As a devoted father he loved the many family gatherings with his children and grandchildren. We are all left with treasured memoriesAlbert Pister beloved husband of Rachel, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away suddenly on December 24, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 81 years of age. God chose a special day for him, Christmas in Heaven. He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Sharon, grandchild Mitchell and brother Victor. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Rachel. Son Gary (Glennis) of Vernon, BC and their children: Kyra (Kevin) Gaetz, Karen and Karl (Robbi); daughters: Shirley (Alfred) Ostafie of Yorkton, SK. and their children Craig (Kelly - Ann) and Gwen, Arlene (Mervin) Wegner of Ebenezer and their children Jay - Lyn (Damon) Radison and Tyler, Barbara (Jiggs) McLeod of Medicine Hat, AB and her children: Lindsay (Scott) and Michael Laevens, Marilyn (Allan) of Regina, SK. and her children Michaeline (Aaron) Karpan and Niki - Lyn, Sherry (Gerry) Schnell of Medicine Hat, AB and their children MacKenzie, Carson and Tanner. A son Grant (Joelann) of Rhein and their children Charlsie, Brianne and Paige; eight great grandchildren: Travis, Tyson, Rebecca, Dylan, Madisen, Jackson, McKenna and Sawyer; brothers: Alex (Elsie) of Penticton, BC. Lawrence (Myrna) of Runnymede. SK; sister-in-law: Shirley

PISTER - Rachel (nee Schwartz), beloved wife of the late Albert Pister, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, with her family at her side. Rachel Pister was born on November 10, 1926 in the Runnymede district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Henry and Maria Schwartz. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Rachel led a Christian life. Her strong and firm belief in the Lord was an inspiration to her family. Rachel attended school in the Runnymede district and helped on the family farm. She then met the love of her life, Albert Pister and they were united in marriage on November 16, 1945 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Runnymede. This union was blessed with eight children; Gary, Shirley, Sharon, Arlene, Barbara, Marilyn, Sherry and Grant. They resided in Kamsack for nine years until moving to Rhein in 1955, where Albert took over the Rhein Esso Agency and started farming. In 1967 they homesteaded one mile west of Rhein. Rachel was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Her hard working hands toiled endless hours in the yard and garden. Albert many a times told her he would mount a light on her hoe so she could work a few more hours into the night. Rachel was always there as a mother to her children, preparing meals, doing laundry, cleaning, sewing and knitting. She also enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She and Albert travelled for many years south to Texas in the winter and west to BC in the summer. She was involved in the church - ELCW, quilting and knitting sweaters for layettes. She loved and prepared many family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We are all left with treasured memories. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Albert, daughter Sharon, grandchildren Calla and Mitchell, brothers Jack, Alex, Johnny and Willie Schwartz, and by sisters Leah, Edna and Doreen. She leaves to mourn her passing: Gary (Glennis) of Vernon, BC and their children Kyra (Kevin) Gaetz, Karen (Niki) Fraser and Karl (Robbie) Pister; Shirley (Alfred) Ostafie of Yorkton and their children Craig (Kellyann) Ostafie, and Gwen (Brian) Mackesey; Arlene (Mervin) Wegner of Yorkton and their children Jay (Damon) Radison, and Tyler Wegner; Barbara (Jiggs) McLeod of Medicine Hat AB and their children Lindsay (Scott) Vanclieaf, and Michael Laevens; Marilyn (Allan Raiwet) Todoschuk of Regina and her children Michaeline (Aaron) Karpan and Niki-Lyn (Curtis) Todoschuk; Sherry (Gerry) Schnell of Medicine Hat AB and their children Mackenzie, Carson, and Tanner; Grant (Joelann) of Rhein and their children Charlsie, Brianne and Paige; 16 great grandchildren: Jackson, Sawyer, Ethan, Nev, Travis, Becky, Tyson, Dillon, Jessica, Wyatt, McKenna, Rylan, Madisen, Scye, Abigail, Emily, and one on the way. Also sisters-in-law: Shirley Pister of Penticton BC, and Emma Schwartz of Runnymede; and brother-in-law: Alex (Elsie) Pister of Penticton BC, Lawrence (Myrna) Pister of Runnymede; and numerous nieces, nephews, and countless other relatives and friends. A service of comfort was held on Tuesday evening, September 25, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. Participants in the service included Kellyann Ostafie, Michael Laevens, Gwen Mackesey, Kyra Gaetz, and Margaret Ann Yost. Music was provided by Joleen Cherland on the keyboard and Judy Berg on the organ. Special music was provided by Charlsie, Brianne and Paige Pister as they sang 'I Can Only Imagine'; Joleen Cherland sang "Under His Wings"; and daughters Shirley and Marilyn, assisted by Ray Yost and Joleen Cherland sang "Tell My Mother', I'll Be There". Rachel's granddaughters were the honorary bearers and formed an honour guard outside the church and at the cemetery. A reception was held in the lower hall of the church immediately following the funeral. The interment took place at the Christ Lutheran Church cemetery in Rhein with sons Garry & Grant, and sons-in-law Alfred Ostafie, Mervin Wegner, Jiggs McLeod, Allan Raiwet and Gerry Schnell serving as the casketbearers.

PROKOPCHUK - Bill, of Vernon, British Columbia, formerly of Springside, beloved husband of Evelyn Prokopchuk, passed away suddenly on May 14, 2003. He was visiting at the home of his dear friends, John and Louise Smadu in Dysart, Saskatchewan. Bill was born February 25, 1925 at Rhein, Sask, a son of Wasyl and Mary (nee Tumak) Prokopchuk. He was raised and educated in the Rhein district. He started to play the violin when he was a little boy, learning a variety of musical styles - Traditional Ukrainian, Gypsy, Irish, Scottish, Country & Western and Bluegrass. Bill played a very busy circuit of weddings, dances and parties with his band, The Country Kings. In 1964, Bill became the Western Canadian Champion, performing with top recording artists in Nashville, Tennessee and producing seven record albums. While in Nashville, Bill was presented with his cherished violin, an Estate Fiddle. The donor said, ' A good fiddler deserves to have a good fiddle. In addition to frequent radio and television appearances, Bill toured with his band. In 1977, Bill joined 25th Street House Theatre and performed across Canada in the national tours of 'Paper Wheat'. He later performed in 25th Street House Theatre's production of 'Generation and ½'. Bill was featured in the National Film Board's production of 'Paper Wheat' and performed music for the soundtrack of the NFB film, 'The Pedlar'. In 1986, Fiddling Bill and his Country Kings accompanied by his wife Evelyn performed at the World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bill was one of the few artists who performed at three pavilions: The Saskatchewan, The Canadian and The Folk Life. Since Bill's retirement, he has been an active volunteer entertaining seniors in British Columbia's Okanagon Valley. Loved by all who heard Bill's music and saw his smiling face, Bill brought down-home delight to his many audiences. Bill leaves to mourn his passing and to treasure his memory, his devoted wife and musical friend Evelyn and his daughter Irene of Toronto Island. He is survived by three sisters, Lena Todosichuk, Irene (Orest) Shabatoski and Edith Podovinnikoff (partner Mike); as well as other relatives and many friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Fred and John; and sisters, Annie Bodnaryk and Martha Kerluke. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led in the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Bill's own recording, ‘The Orange Blossom Special’ was featured as the processional. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with John Smadu, Orville Drobot, Ray Konechni, Michael Kaminski, Ernie Molnar and Rudy Lonoway serving as the casket bearers.

PROPP - Ann Rose (January 13, 1924 - October 9, 2006) was born at Brightview, Alberta. She was the eighth child of a family of fifteen children and received her education at Brightview School. Ann joined the Army and was stationed at Kitchener, Ontario and following met Jack at a cooking school while living in Regina. On August 9th, 1947 she was united in marriage to Jack (Jacob) Propp in Calgary, AB. They started their life together in Calgary and following moved to the Rhein district to farm. They raised four children and in 1972 moved to Yorkton. During this time Ann began a career first cleaning at the Balmoral Hotel and then as a cook in several restaurants throughout the city. Ann leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband, Jack; her sons, John (Judy), Tony (Twila) and Doug; her daughter, Shirley; her grandchildren, Danita (Dave), Kelley (Travis), Cory (Sara) and Stacey; great grandchildren, Isabella and Alexander. She also leaves four sisters, Mary Torgerson of Stoney Plain, AB, Frances (Art) Dreichel of Falun, AB, Doris Porter of Red Deer, AB and Hazel Bailey of Detroit, Michigan, along with numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Ann was predeceased by her mother, Mable; her father, Edgar; her brothers, Bill, Sam, Laurence, Oliver, Bob, Vern and John and her sisters, Ruby, Lila and Patsy. Ann was a very special lady who was liked by all who met her. She truly enjoyed the company of people, especially time spent with family. She always saw the good in all things and this positive attitude brought many friends by where coffee and baking were always ready. She was especially well known for her cinnamon buns. She enjoyed taking part in events and activities in the community and was caring and always available to help others in need. Ann loved the walks with her special friend “Maxi” and enjoyed trips back to Alberta to visit family. She would always say “I’m an Alberta Girl at Heart”. She recently got back to Alberta this summer and enjoyed reminiscing with her sisters. She would share stories of her time in the Army and her hitchhiking adventures in Alberta. Ann will be missed greatly but we all will carry special memories of her. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel. In accordance with Anne’s wishes a private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

PROPP - Anthony Edward "Tony", of Yorkton, Sask., passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. He was 57 years old. Tony was born May 1st, 1952 in Yorkton, Sask, the son of Jack and Ann (nee Reid) Propp of Rhein, Sask. He worked a few basic jobs before obtaining his Class 1 driver’s license and he started his career as a truck driver. In 1975, he met Twila and they were married in September of 1976. In 1977 they moved to Winnipeg where Tony was employed with CP Bulk Systems for 13 years. While in Winnipeg they were blessed with two children, Cory and Stacey. In 1991, he moved his family back to Yorkton where Tony and Twila opened a Chicken Delight Restaurant. During his 18 years in Yorkton, he kept busy by raising his children and supporting his wife’s business ventures. At their last restaurant, Grumpy’s Grill and Coffee Shop, he was a fixture in coffee row. In 1993 he was diagnosed with kidney disease and was blessed with a kidney transplant in 1998. For the next eleven years Tony fought various health problems, but continued to work with his wife as well as working for the Good Spirit School Division as a bus driver. Tony enjoyed children and took great pleasure in his work. Tony was an avid CFL fan and was loyal to the BC Lions. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, family gatherings, Friday night dinners with family and friends, and most of all the endless hours of playing games of cribbage with his wife. He will be missed by his loving wife of 33 years, Twila (nee Baumung), his children, Cory and Stacey, his brother, John (Judy), his sister, Shirley, and by his many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Ann Propp and his brother, Doug. Tony was a big man with a big heart and will be missed. A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm from Zion Lutheran Church. A Private Cremation Committal will follow at a later date.

PROPP - Jacob. Peacefully on January 8, 2001, Jacob Propp of Rhein passed away with his family at his bedside. He was 90 years of age. His death is the end of an era for the John Jacob Propp family. Jacob Propp was born on February 27, 1910, the eighth of nine children born to John Jacob and Maria Barbara (nee Suppes) Propp on the family homestead on Section 9, approximately 5 miles north of Rhein. In 1914, the family moved to the "Hill Farm" just outside the village of Rhein. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. He received his education at Freeman School in Rhein. When Jacob was 10 years old his father died as a result of a hunting accident. At the age of 18 he and his brother David took over the family farm. In 1934, Jacob married Molly Ruf. This marriage was blessed with three children, Barbara, Ronald and Audrey. They continued to farm until 1948 when Jacob became employed as a grain buyer for Parrish and Heimbecker. At that time they moved into Rhein to the Ruf House. Jacob enjoyed working for the P&H and was known for his honesty and integrity in the grain business. Jacob was a life-long member of Christ Lutheran Church and had served on the Church Council. He was a founding member of Rhein Lions Club, the Rhein and District Golden Agers and also the Rhein Curling Club. He had many fond memories of going to bonspiels. He can be quoted saying, "The team looked really good, but they didn't know much about the game". Jacob loved baseball, being the catcher for the Rhein baseball team for many years. He loved to go fishing and enjoyed hunting wild ducks and geese. Harvest time was a very special time for him. He would drive out through the countryside, checking the crops and collecting grain samples. The instincts of a grain buyer never left him. When he retired at the age of 65, Jacob became involved in his yard. He planted hundreds of petunias and always had bright red geraniums in his planters. His lawn was always kept in immaculate condition. Even as his health deteriorated, he spent time taking care of his flowers and grass. He enjoyed picking raspberries, strawberries and saskatoons. They always had homemade fruit and jellies. Jacob was proud of his family, celebrating their accomplishments with them. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to him and he enjoyed their visits. Even the family pets received attention from him. Molly passed away in 1966 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He married Anne Schepp (nee Ruf) in 1972. They continued to live in Rhein until Anne's death on October 13, 2000. Jacob was hospitalized on October 29, 2000 with his final illness. Jacob was predeceased by his first wife Molly in 1966, his second wife Anne in 2000, his parents, his granddaughter Val Kyba in 1997, his brothers Alex in 1950, David in 1989; his sisters, Molly Graf in 1979, Elizabeth Graf in 1975, Marie Pister in 1987, Lydia Liebrecht in 1989, Emily Hilderman in 1997 and Anne Liebrecht in 1982. He is survived by his son Ronald (Annette) Propp of Winnipeg,; daughters, Barbara (Stuart Greenstein) and Audrey (Lawrence Herman) of Rhein; grandchildren, Roberta (Ross Lindenbach) of Rhein, Melanie (Tim Dafoe) of Saskatoon, Paula (Shawn Hamelin) of Regina, Jackie (Dennis Weimer) of Balgonie, Kyla (Rob Liggitt) of Regina, James, Marc and Jon Herman of Rhein and Orest Kyba of Rhein; great grandchildren, Rhonda (Clint Gibson), Erin and Brent Lindenbach, Corey and Luke Kyba, William Dafoe, Jeremy Hamelin and Jade and Haylee Weimer; also Anne's family, Gerald and Sandra Schepp and their family of MacNutt and Ken Schepp of Vernon, BC; two sisters-in-law, Rachel Hilderman of Rhein and Freda Weinmaster of Yorkton and a host of nieces, nephews and many dear friends. May God grant him His peace and his reunion with his family which he so longed for. A Service of Comfort was held on Wednesday, January 10th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Nephew, Dave Propp gave a tribute to his uncle. Funeral services continued on Thursday, January 11th at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Unto The Hills, Beautiful Saviour, and Precious Lord, Take My Hand. A Tribute to Grandpa was given by Paula Hamelin and a Tribute to Dad was given by Audrey Herman. "All who shared in Jack's life" were considered honorary pallbearers. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery with James Herman, Orest Kyba, Marc Herman, Ross Lindenbach, Jon Herman and Gerald Schepp serving as the casket bearers.

PROPP - Jacob G. "Jack" (October 14, 1918 - January 18, 2008) was born in Rhein, Sask., the fifth of ten children born to George and Margaret Propp. He received his education in Rhein before joining the army in 1943. He was stationed first in Chilliwack, BC they deployed overseas to England in the fall of 1944. After his discharge, he attended cooking school in Regina where he met Ann Reid. The couple were united in marriage in Calgary, AB on August 9, 1947. They began their married life and the family in Calgary, later moving to Rhein to farm and raise their four children. In 1972, Jack and Ann moved to Yorkton where Jack had gained employment first with Midwest Packers and later with Weber’s where he worked until his retirement. Jack was predeceased by his wife, Ann; his father, George Propp, Jr; his mother, Margaret (nee Zottnick); his sisters, Sally, Lydia and Ida and his brothers, George, Victor, Dave and John. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his sons, John (Judy) of Edmonton, AB, Tony (Twila) of Yorkton, SK and Doug of Yorkton, SK; his daughter, Shirley of Regina, SK; his grandchildren, Danita (Dave) and their children, Isabella and Alexander, Kelley (Travis), Cory (Sara) and Stacey; his brother, Gottfried (Molly) Propp of Yorkton, SK and his sister, Martha Propp of Bangor, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Jack was a quiet, reserved man with a subtle sense of humor. He liked to tease and joke around and occasionally show his cranky "kraut" side, but that was Jack. Although he had many sides to his personality, he was accepted for who he was. Jack made friends and family members laugh, he made them sigh, but most of all he loved them and they loved him. Jack enjoyed the prairies being born and raised in Saskatchewan and was sometimes referred to as a "prairie dog". Jack enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and word search puzzles in his later years. He read "The Reader’s Digest" and followed the Farmer’s Almanac as to weather predictions. In the fall, Jack likes to drive around looking at the crops and reminisce about his days on the farm. Jack would often recall memories of his mother and how he enjoyed her wonderful cooking. He also loved to share stories of his years in the army and the time spent in cooking school. Jack worked as a carpenter and continued helping a friend even after his retirement. Family was important to Jack. It was a common sight to see one of his grandchildren on his knee. In his later years, that changed to his dog and dedicated companion, "Maxi" on his lap. In the last few years of his life, Jack and Ann grew closer as each suffered more health issues. The family is comforted to know that they are now "Together Again". Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 24, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. In accordance with Jack’s wishes a private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

PUCHALA - Martin, husband of the late beloved Suzanne Puchala, entered eternal rest on January 22nd, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a prolonged fight with cancer. He was the second son born to Anton and Tekla (nee Derenewski) Puchala in the R.M. of Sliding Hills north east of Rhein, Sask. on March 2, 1922. He graduated with a Grade 10 education from Kitzmen School #2400. As eldest surviving son, his services were required on the farm. However, he persevered and achieved his Grade 12 diploma through correspondence. He entered the Canadian Armed Forces in January 1943 and took his basic and advanced training in Prince George B.C. and Wainwright, Alberta. Due to a serious illness of his father in the summer of 1943, he received leave on compassionate grounds to operate his father's farm and was discharged in November 1945. He married Suzanne Gauthier of Prince Albert on June 16, 1962 and later that year moved into a house he built in Yorkton where he lived until his passing. After moving into Yorkton, he worked full time and farmed his land in the Rhein area. He worked in construction, as chief maintenance man at St. Joseph's College, as a carpenter at Leon's manufacturing and as a Power engineer at the Co-Op Creamery. During this time he attained his Journeyman status in carpentry and Third Class Power Engineering. He retired at age 65. His family was his pride and joy and he spent as much time as possible with them. Every summer they made a point to go camping, creating treasured memories going to places such as Disneyland, Vancouver Island, Flin Flon, Meadow Lake and Waskesieu. After the children were grown, he and Suzanne enjoyed their time traveling together through Europe, on Caribbean cruises, to Hawaii, the Maritimes, Alaska and Texas. While they enjoyed traveling abroad, they also enjoyed many hours together with friends at the nearby lakes in hopes of catching another "limit". Although the fish were always tasty, Martin's favorite part of the outing was being in the outdoors and the company he was with. His grandchildren always looked forward to a chance to fish with Grandpa! After retiring from active work, he spent many hours in his workshop. His creations took the form of cabinets, furniture, birdhouses, children's toys and more. Not only were the structures sturdy, they were made with the utmost attention to detail and functionality. Rare was the case of something that could not be fixed by Martin! He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, computer games, reading and keeping up on current events of the day. Martin served his community with pride. He was involved for 15 years with the Rhein Wheat Pool Committee and was a 40 year honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, having served two separate terms as Grand Knight. Martin was also an honorary life member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and served as Faithful Navigator. In addition to his involvement with the Knights, Martin served his parish community faithfully by serving in several lay ministries and by holding a position on the Parish Council executive for two terms. Martin was a devout Christian who tried to live his life in a way that would please his Maker. This was evident in his everyday actions and in his relationships with his family and friends. Although he will be missed terribly, we trust that he is at peace in the paradise promised to those who follow His path. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Suzanne, in 1998, his elder brother Paul in 1926, his father Anton in 1976 and his mother Tekla in 1982. He is survived by his loving children, Tom (Michelle) and their son Frank of Santa Rosa, CA., Louise (Cameron) Chauvet and their daughters Christine, Jaclyn and Laura of Spruce Grove, AB., and Colin (Tanja) and their daughter Jerra of Edmonton, AB. As well, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Annie Achtemichuk, Alex (Beatrice), Mary Diduck, Victor (Vickie) and Helen (Mervin) Krasowski as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Prayer Services were held on Friday evening, January 25, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Father Vernon Engele O.M.I officiating. The Rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus Council # 2031 preceded. The organist was Lorraine Lysak leading members of the Parish Choir and Congregation in Hymns. Karen Wyonzek was the reader. Reflections and Remembrances of Martin's life were given by his children. Mass of Christian Burial was Celebrated on Saturday morning, January 26, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Engele O.M.I. as Celebrant. The Honour Guard were members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Brother Stanislaus Council and Council # 2031 Knights. The Epistle readers were Helen Krasowski and Alex Puchala with intercessions given by Floyd Puchala. Jeff Krasowski served as Cross Bearer. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Eugene and Bernie Achtemichuk, Earl and Leonard Puchala, Greg Diduck and Ward Krasowski serving as Casket Bearers.

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RIFFEL - Roy Albert. It is with great sadness the family of Roy Riffel announce his passing following a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, October 26, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 44 years of age. Roy Albert Riffel, son of Edgar and Dorothy (nee Hass) Riffel, was born on December 6, 1962 and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Roy attended school in Yorkton until completing Grade 10. He then went to Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon where he received his Journeyman Certificate in heavy equipment repair and began to pursue his dream of becoming a mechanic. Roy’s job took him to many places such as Langenburg, Preeceville, Cut Knife, Medicine Hat and Yorkton where he eventually took over the family farm. Roy always had many interests such as 4-H, hockey and baseball. Roy was predeceased by his grandparents, George and Lydia Riffel and Harvey and Ethel Hass as well as his sister, Eleanor. He is remembered by his parents, Dorothy and Edgar; his spouse, Kim and children, Ashley, Sarah and Ryan and family, Duane (Heather) Riffel, Audrey (Rob) Ashcroft, Trent (Crystal) Riffel and Valerie Riffel as well as Harvey Riffel, Bernadine Rasmussen Derek (Dawn) Poirier and their son, Austin and other extended family and many, many good friends. A Prayer Service was held on Monday, October 29, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Mrs. Arlene Stiglitz, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Glen deVries remembered Roy in tribute and eulogy and special taped music selections were played at the services. While all those who shared in Roy’s life were invited to serve as honourary pallbearers, the active pallbearers were Glen deVries, Stacey Carlson, Arron Winter, Joel Hoehn, Kerry Greenstein and Murray Greenstein. In accordance with Roy’s wishes, a private family cremation committal will follow at a later date.

RISLING - Irene Dorothea (nee Herman) passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the age of 74 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1215 McKercher Dr., Saskatoon) on Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Harley Johnson officiating. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Irene was born and raised on a farm near Rhein, SK. Irene spent some time in Melville where she worked and attended a Luther League group. While working in Saskatoon, she met Daniel Risling. They were married on November 9, 1968. This union included Daniel's two sons, Kenneth and Douglas. Together they had one daughter, Linda. Jointly they operated the General Store in Landis. Irene enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers. She was a member of the Landis Lioness Club. Irene was a dedicated baseball fan; she enjoyed watching both the Toronto Blue Jays and her grandsons. In 2003 they sold the General Store and retired. They moved to Saskatoon in 2007. Irene was a devoted wife. She cared for Daniel throughout his many health challenges. Irene is survived by her son, Douglas Risling and his children, Ashley, Cody and Brady; daughter, Linda (Lyndon) Kappel and children, Rhett and Nathan; daughter-in-law, Delores Risling and children, Jarred, Kyle, Spencer and Rae-lene; brothers, Arnold (Loretta) Herman, Alvin (Marlene) Herman, and Lawrence (Audrey) Herman. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel; son, Kenneth; her sister, Ruth; and her parents, Jacob and Martha Herman.

ROBERTUS - Edward passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 2, 2010. He was 79 years of age. Edward Robertus was born on December 21, 1930 in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan; one of eight children born to Mary (nee Els) and George Robertus. He was raised on the family farm and attended a one room school near Rhein, until he was old enough to stay to help on the farm. As a young man, Ed worked for a time at the puffed wheat factory in Medicine Hat, and also for Logan & Black Construction in Yorkton. On November 9, 1950 he was united in marriage to Rosie Todoschuk. The couple resided in Yorkton after their marriage. Even though the couple resided in Yorkton his heart never left the farm, and in 1965 Ed and Rosie returned to the farm, where they worked side by side until ill health forced their retirement into Rhein. Ed was a true farmer, happiest when he was on the tractor or tending to his livestock. His family was also very important to him. Fishing was his favorite pastime. Ed was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith and in years past were very active in the church community, where he faithfully served as a deacon. After retirement, Ed and Rose became active members of the community, especially with the Golden Agers, where they loved to play cards and visit with their friends. About four years ago, Ed became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where Rosie would faithfully visit him. Rosie predeceased Ed on February 20th, 2008. He was also predeceased by his parents, George and Mary; brothers Jack & Rheinold; sisters Margaret Stricker, Martha Mehling, and Ester Lefebvre. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter Irene (Victor) Danylko of Fort Qu'Appelle; son Darrel (Jackie) Robertus of Melville; grandchildren: Chantel (Trevor), Chad (Meagan), Sandi (Larry), Tamara (Ken), Nicole (Darrel), Terry Padar, Chad (Deana) Padar, and Chantelle Padar (Leon); and three great grandchildren: Brenna, Dreyden and Jessica. Also sisters, Mary (Al) Hintz and Hilda Pfeifer; as well as nieces and nephews. A service of comfort was held on Friday evening, March 5, 2010 from the chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honorary bearers were Roland Becker, Leonard Ruf, Verner Ruf, Ed Boehm, Lorne Ruf and Ronald Poppenheim. The interment took place in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Lorne Pfeifer, Jeff Poppenheim, Trevor Schultz, Jason Poppenheim, Derek Boehm and Chad Danylko serving as the casketbearers.

ROLLACK - Margaret (nee Klewchuk) of Yorkton passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at her home. She was 88 years of age. Margaret Rollack was born on November 21, 1913 in Hamton, Sask, the daughter of Jacob and Maria (nee Bewyck) Klewchuk. She was educated at Olesko School and later obtained a certificate of journeyman status in Beauty Culture. In 1962 Margaret was united in marriage to Joseph Rollack. The couple resided for a period of time in Canora where Margaret operated a Hair Salon before moving to Yorkton. Predeceased by her parents, her husband in 1989, two brothers John and Bill; five sisters Rose Hrynyk, Polly Marchuk, Ann Oystreck, Nellie Balacko and Molly Barabash; she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held on Wednesday, August 14th at Yorkton City Cemetery with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating.

ROTHENBERGER - Benjamin "Benny", beloved brother, uncle and friend, went to be with his Lord on September 15, 2006, at the age of 72, after a courageous battle with cancer. Benny was born on April 21, 1934, the son of John and Katherine Rothenberger of Rhein, Sask. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Rhein. A young woman caught his eye, Elrose Kirsch, and they exchanged vows on July 9, 1960 in Rhein, Saskatchewan. They began their life together on the farm and in 1974 they decided to make their home in Yorkton. He began a career as a salesman for Yorkton Farm Equipment where he worked until his retirement. He loved his work and talking with people. There was always a funny story or joke to be told when he was around. Benny was a very hard worker and enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved going fishing and of course, hunting. Ben, Lloyd (Liebrecht) and Mervin (Schwartz) would go every hunting season and get their fill to make sausage for everyone. Visiting was a passion of his as well. Ben also enjoyed just talking and making people laugh over a cup of coffee (which he called work or going to the office). There were not many others that enjoyed camping, country drives and garage 'sale-ing' more than Ben. He found all kinds of trinkets and gadgets and loved working on them and getting them in working order. Benny also loved to travel and gathered many fond memories from numerous trips throughout Canada and the U.S. During harvest he could always be found in the fields helping friends or family, just ask Glen or Lloyd. All kinds of speeches and jokes were told in the combines and grain trucks. Maybe these activities worked up Benny's appetite because he was always willing to taste and sample some treats. He accepted Christ as his Saviour with Rick and Erna just a short while ago and believed God was going to heal him. Ben was predeceased by his wife, Elrose; his parents, Katherine and John and by his two sisters, Erma Schultz, Nadine Rothenberger and his brother, Arnold Rothenberger. He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Erna Zaharia; brother-in-law, William Schultz; sister-in-law, Clara Rothenberger as well as numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. A special thanks to his special friend ' Joan Ninowsky who he gathered many cherished memories with. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Benny will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Prayer Service was held on Monday, September 18, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel in Yorkton with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Linda Filipchuk, led the congregation in the singing of the hymn. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Darcy Zaharia and Dwayne Holland remembered Benny in tribute and eulogy. Ken Schroeder and Ed Hart sang two selections and a special taped music selection was played as a recessional. The honourary pallbearers were Lloyd Leibrecht, Sam Oystryk, Ernie Reimer, John Froehlich, Ervin Stricker, Clarence Peppler, Everett Larson, Henry Malin, Kevin Hehir and Stanley Weinmaster. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery with Derryle Rothenberger, Darcy Zaharia, Terry Seib, Ken Dilk, Perry Zaharia and Craig Filipchuk serving as casket bearers.

RUF - Adam, beloved husband of Dora of Yorkton passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. Adam Ruf was born on May 23, 1916 on the family farm south of Stornoway, Saskatchewan; a son of Fred and Elizabeth Ruf. He attended the Glasgow School and was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Rhein, Sk. He took up farming at a young age. On October 29, 1939 he was united in marriage to Dora Engel at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stornoway. It was a double wedding, Adam's cousin Dan Ruf married Dora's sister Clara. The marriage was blessed with two children, Wayne and Kathy. As a farmer at heart, he loved the land and watching the crops grow. He would take drives around the area to see how the crops were progressing. He also enjoyed tending his cattle herd, especially in calving season. In November of 1977, Adam and Dora semi-retired from farming and moved into Yorkton, where they have since resided. Predeceased by his son Wayne in 2003; mother Elizabeth and father Fred; two brothers, Gotfried in infancy and Freddie; sisters: Molly Gross, Mary Ruf, Lydia Holland, Caroline Sparrow, Meta Stebner, and Emma Boatter. He is survived by his wife Dora of Yorkton; daughter, Kathy (Rick) Scutchings of Yorkton; five grandchildren: Jennifer & Luke Scutchings, and Chloe, Corey, and Courtney Ruf and their mother Deb Ruf; sister, Natalia (Dolly) Ruf; sister-in-law, Rae Elzer; and brother-in-law Alfred (Viola) Engel; god-children, Miriam Burback (Gross), Eleanor Dickie (Ruf), Robert Engel, and Brenda Loeppky (Engel); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Friday, May 19, 2006 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Rev. Daniel Moeller officiated. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don Ruf, Darryl Engel, Norval Vaughan, Corey Ruf, Luke Scutchings and Dale Loeppky serving as the casketbearers.

RUF - Minnie (nee Haberstock). The peaceful passing of Minnie Ruf occurred September 11, 2006 at Luthercare Special Needs Unit in Saskatoon. Minnie was 93. Minnie was born on the farm at MacNutt, SK. She married Alex Ruf and together they farmed and raised a family in the Stornoway, SK area until 1955 when they moved to the town of Stornoway and later retired in the City of Yorkton. Minnie was predeceased by her husband, Alex in 1992 and is survived by her five children: Elmer (Georgianna) of Yorkton, Marlene (Joe) Popoff of Saskatoon, Iris McEwen of Saskatoon, Ralph of Yorkton and Larry (Doreen) of Saskatoon; as well as 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. Minnie will be fondly remembered for her lively wit and sense of humour. Special heartfelt thanks are extended to all the staff at the Luthercare Special Needs Unit for the exceptional care provided to Minnie during the seven years of her residency there. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, SK., Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.

RUF - Nadean (nee Liebrecht), resident of the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. She was 56 years of age. Nadean Faith Ruf was born on November 29, 1944, at Yorkton, Sask, a daughter of August and Ann (nee Wilhelm) Liebrecht. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. Nadean attended the Wallace and Rhein schools, as well as attending school in Yorkton for a year. As a young woman Nadean worked at home and for farm families in the district. On October 13, 1962 she was united in marriage to Ralph Ruf at Rhein. The couple resided in Yorkton where Nadean raised her family of three daughters. Nadean also provided child care services for local families for many years while caring for her own children. Nadean loved the outdoors. Going for drives in the country, watching birds, and picking berries were favorite pastimes. However, her biggest enjoyment came every summer when she would go camping with her daughters and fishing with friends. She also spent many a late night playing cards with friends and even kept her parents up a night or two trying to beat them at canasta. Nadean suffered from a degenerative and chronic condition known as myotonic dystrophy for many years. Over time her mobility became more and more limited and she came to require constant care. For the past three and a half years, Nadean had been a resident of the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. She very quickly made many friends and she greatly enjoyed the care and companionship of the residents and the many fine staff members. She was as active as possible in the affairs of the Home. She served on committees, helped fellow residents with games and reading and enjoyed making crafts and going on outings. She also enjoyed the rural setting and appreciated the flowers and birds there. Nadean's greatest love of all was for her family; they meant everything to her. Predeceased by a son-in-law Scott Saylor, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Tammy Saylor of Yorkton, Tracey (William) Stauch of Churchbridge, and Sandra Ruf of Yorkton; her special grandchildren, Shelby Saylor, and Stephen and Alyssa Stauch; her mother and father, August and Ann Liebrecht of the Rhein district; two sisters, Fern (Bruno) Martin of Barrhead Alberta, and Faye (Dick) DeRyk of Yorkton; a brother Darbey (fiance Robin) of Yorkton; special friends Alex, Joy and Margaret, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many other relatives and friends. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, June 10, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Curtis Tufts officiated. The funeral service was held on Monday, June 11, 2001 from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Pastor Fred Schneider officiated. The organist, Lorne Neal, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Just As I Am and Amazing Grace. Soloist Ray Yost sang In the Garden. Letters to the children and a telegram were read by Tracy Bender. The interment followed in the Yorkton City cemetery with William Stauch, Dick DeRyk, Al Palagian, Alex Oystrick, Rhonda Ward and Murray Kozak serving as the casketbearers.

RUF - Paul Edwin was born in Stornoway, Saskatchewan on December 12, 1927, to George and Katie (nee Boehm) Ruf. Paul left the family farm in 1946, after many different job ventures he started working at the Department of Highways until his retirement in September of 1984. On July 4, 1951 he was united in marriage to Arley Wolfe at Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Paul enjoyed the outdoors and sharing it with his grandsons, hunting and fishing. He loved his garden, especially his lilies. He generously donated his carpentry skills to anyone who asked. Paul took great pride in his house and yard, especially with his Christmas lights and decorations. He treasured his time spent with his grandchildren. Paul passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, George and Katie and his brother, Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife of fifty years, Arley of Yorkton, three daughters, Shelley (Glen) Nodge, Wendy (Ron) Boychuk and Penny (Miles) Pearce; six grandchildren, Ryan, Bryan and Erin Boychuk, David Nodge, Jennifer and Jo-Ann Pearce, all of Yorkton; brothers, Albert of Palm Desert, California, Gerhardt (Natalie) and George (Donna) of Winnipeg; sisters, Pauline (Jack) Martins of White Rock, BC, Leah Mac Donald of Moose Jaw, Violet (Gordon) Cook and Helen (Doug) Vancott of Winnipeg as well as brothers and sisters - in -law, nieces, nephews, relatives, good friends and neighbours. A service of comfort was held on Friday, March 15, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 16, 2002 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Interment followed in the Wolfe family plot in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Alvin Gross, Albert Nodge, Logan Wolfe, Irwin Wiesinger, Garry Kaschl, Darrell Mirva and Myron Yaschyshyn.

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SCHAFER - William "Bill" resided at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the time of his passing on June 11, 2009 at the age of 84. Bill was born along with his twin sister Irene on September 17, 1924 in Rhein, Sask; to John Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Schafer. Bill was united in marriage to Enid Kermeen on September 1, 1951. They had five children: Sandra (Lauren) Brenner; Richard (Debra) Schafer; Gail (Doug) Kobitz; Norman Schafer (Raquel Mandziak); Kathy (Linus) Jones. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Donwell as agent for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. In July of 1961 they moved to Yorkton where he started his construction and carpentry business. Bill moved to Burgis Beach (Sunnyside) in 1980 and resided there until 2005. He continued with his carpentry and handyman activities for family, friends and lake neighbors throughout the years. His favorite pastimes were playing cards, going to dances and watching hockey on TV. He loved nature, particularly feeding his birds and planting flower gardens. In his younger years he was active in curling, and the Donwell Supers ball team. Besides his five children, Bill is survived by his 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a brother George of Penticton BC; sisters: (Eleanor) Jean Schab of Quinton, Eileen Denluck of Saskatoon, and Doreen Walper of Kindersley; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents; a grandson Chad; his twin sister Irene; sister Katie; and two brothers, Alex and Fredrick. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. A tribute to Bill was given by Joanna Boehm and the obituary was read by Richard Schafer. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Derek Boehm, Tim Schafer, Kevin Clark, Skyler Jones, Terry Sheehan and Kelsey Jones serving as the casketbearers.

SCHWAB - Alex passed away unexpectedly at his home at Rhein on Friday, November 3, 2000. He was 82 years of age. Alex was born on October 1, 1918 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan, a son of George and Susan (nee Erhardt) Schwab. Alex was raised and worked on the family farm and received his education at Stornoway School. Alex enlisted in the armed forces and served his country during World War Two from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed in England and the Aleutian Islands. Upon his return, Alex was united in marriage to Molly Herman in 1946; and together they farmed at Stornoway until they retired in 1983. At this time they moved to Rhein. After Molly passed away in 1995 Alex continued to live in Rhein and was united in marriage to Emma Herman. Alex was a community-oriented man. While living at Stornoway, Alex took an active part in community affairs serving on the board of Trinity Lutheran Church and as a school trustee. While residing in Rhein he was an active member of the Rhein Golden Agers and enjoyed many games of pool, shuffleboard and cards with his friends. Alex will be remembered with love by his second wife Emma whom he married in 1996, and his daughter Norma and her husband Gary McClelland. Grampa will be greatly missed by his granddaughters: Krista, Heather, Dawn and her husband Chris Cunningham, all of whom had a very special place in his heart. He also leaves to remember his sister Martha; brother Paul (Edna); Emma's family: Gloria and Gerald Stumph, Carol and Wally Hersak, Linda and Rodney Liebrecht and their families as well as several sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his loving wife Molly in 1995; his parents; his son Jackie in 1971; a sister in infancy and his brother Walter in 2000. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2000 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Sask. with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. The organist was Loretta Tillman leading the congregation in the hymns. Reflections and remembrances of Alex life were given by his daughter Norma. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Judy Martin, Dorothy Allen, Allan Chilton, Clifford Herman, Barry Herman and Randy Herman serving as Casket Bearers.

SCHWAB - Victoria (nee Babinchuk). It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Victoria Schwab at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on April 18, 2009. Victoria was born on February 27, 1927 in the Stornoway district, a daughter of Mike and Francis (nee Stefaniuk) Babinchuk. Vicki has left to mourn her sons Gary and Rob (Shirley), three grandchildren, Lisa, Kris (Rachel) and Cory, one brother George (Irene), sisters Mary (Roy) and Irene, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Walter, brothers: Nick and Bill, brother-in-law Bud, and parents Mike and Francis Babinchuk. Vicki lived in Saskatchewan her entire life. She attended Brandon rural school, and lived on a farm near Stornoway before moving to Yorkton. In Yorkton she worked as a waitress and at the family taxi service for many years. Vicki was a wonderful homemaker, well known for her cooking and her beautiful flower gardens. She especially loved baking for her grandchildren. She loved curling, and in her later years enjoyed watching women's curling and Blue Jay baseball games. Most important to Vicki was her family: her grandchildren, children, and her brothers and sisters. She loved them deeply. Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 23rd, at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Margaret Ann Yost officiating. The organist, Carla Plosz led the congregation in the singing of th hymns, Amazing Grace and Abide With Me. A Tribute was conveyed by Lisa Fedorak and reflections were shared by Lori Carey. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Cory Fedorak, Ed Carey, Robert Carey, Brad Carey, Greg McBride and Herb Bear serving as the casket bearers.

SCHWARTZ - Arnold, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Saturday morning, June 8, 2002. He was 74 years, 10 months and 5 days of age. Arnold Elmer Schwartz was born on August 3, 1927 on the family farm in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan; a son of Alex and Mary Schwartz. He was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church and spent most of his life in Rhein. Arnold suffered a debilitating stroke at age 58, and had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for the past 16 years. On numerous occasions Arnold was able to leave the nursing home with his sister Irene and brother-in-law Walter Liebrecht to take a drive in the country and visit the farm. He greatly enjoyed taking those short trips. Arnold received good care from the staff at the nursing home for all the years he was there, his last wish was to be set free so that he could rest. Predeceased by a brother Rheinholdt in May of 1984, his father Alex in October of 1984, and by his mother Mary in September of 1985. He is survived by his sister Irene Liebrecht and her husband Walter of Rhein and their children, Judy and Don Leikam & family of Peace River, Alberta, Joyce Liebrecht of Regina, Ernie and Val Liebrecht of Yorkton and Robert Liebrecht of Rhein; also a sister-in-law Jean Schwartz and family of Winnipeg. The funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2002 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating. The organist, Arlene Stiglitz led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Robert Liebrecht serving as the urnbearer.

SCHWARTZ - John, of Kelowna BC, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2003 at his home with his family present. He was 80 years of age. John Schwartz was born on December 1, 1922 in Rhein, Sask; a son of Henry and Marie Schwartz, who lived in the Rhein district. On December 2, 1945 John married Audrey Ellenchuk and they moved to Runnymede, Saskatchewan, where they raised their five children. John farmed with his brother Willy and his family for 36 years. In 1981 John and Audrey retired from farming and moved to Yorkton but John continued to farm part time. After Audrey passed away in 1991 John remained living in Yorkton until 1997, at which time he moved to Kelowna with his daughter Valerie and her husband Kurt. During his life, John loved to farm and fish. While living in Saskatchewan, he could often be found fishing at Lake of the Prairies looking for the big one. Later, when he moved to Kelowna, he fished the lakes in the Okanagan Valley. He happily shared his catch with others. John's family was very important to him and his love for his family was apparent in everything he did. The family gathered to be with him whenever they could. Predeceased by his wife Audrey in 1991, his father Henry and mother Marie; two brothers, Alex and Willy and by three sisters, Lea, Edna and Doreen. John leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, five children: Valerie (Kurt) Weilerman of Kelowna, Judy (Larry) Kalmacoff of Peachland, Elwood (Andy) of Red Deer, Wendy (Lyle) of Winnipeg and Terri (Bruce) of Winnipeg. Also 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren: Dawn, Chad, Paula, Bradley, Joel, Robyn, Jill, Ryan, Jeremy, Jerilyn, Joshua, Jordan, Brenleigh, Demery, Dane, Wyatt and Raegen and his brother Jack of Woodstock and sister Rachel (Albert) Pister of Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 24, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Mr. Gerald Kreba of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. Inurnment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

SHALER - Alma (nee Holzman) was born on May 14, 1932 in the Yorkton Hospital to Frank and Emilie Holzman. She was baptized in the Yorkton Hospital by Pastor Hartman, and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorkton, by Pastor Alex Propp. Alma attended school in Rhein, also Christ Lutheran Church, for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. When her parents moved to their own farm, about 12 miles north east of Yorkton, she attended a country school, Mapleside for 2 years. What a difference she found, from a school with 150 students to one with 13 - 15 students. Alma’s parents farmed in the Rhein area until 1945. Due to the sudden death of her father, Alma had to discontinue her education. This was a problem for Alma, as she had hoped to become a nurse. However, being the oldest, she knew she was now needed on the farm, and she stayed there until 1953. Alma worked in Regina for a time, then in Winnipeg. In 1955 she was asked to come home and help with the harvest. After harvest, her brother Henry wanted time off the farm and she agreed to stay with her mother for a few months. On December 24, 1955 Alma and Jack Shaler were married in Yorkton. Jack worked on a farm near Kamsack for two years, and then they came back to live on the Holzman farm. This was the beginning of their farming for themselves. Their marriage was blessed with five daughters and one son. Alma was a homemaker at heart. She loved to garden, help in the fields, help with chores, cook, sew, and do whatever it took to care for her family. She always told her children, “I did the best I knew how, with what I had.” Alma was a devoted member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton. After her children were mostly grown up, she taught Sunday School. Alma was active in the E.L.W. for twenty years having served on different executive positions. Alma enjoyed Bible studies, it was the best faith builder in her opinion. After Alma and Jack retired from farming they remained living in their home on the farm. She was never without something to do. She took great interest in her children and grandchildren, made quilts, helped at church, and took a course in Writing, receiving her diploma at the age of 73. Alma was predeceased by her father Frank in 1948, mother Emilie in 1982 and brother Henry in 1987. Alma is survived by her loving husband Jack of 53 years, her five daughters and one son and their families: Lynne (Andy) Stopanski; Christine and David, Carol (Rudy) Fedorowich; Nicole, Tracy and Mark, Ruby (Jamie) Shaler; Mirina, all of Regina, Dody Shaler of Vancouver, B.C., Kathy (Joe) Eisenzimmer; Elka and Ehren of Milestone, SK and Ron (Karen) Shaler; Logan (Brittany) and two great grandchildren, Dawson & Dream Shaler of Yorkton; sister in laws Ivy Ellis of Calgary, AB, Lila Harper of Regina, SK and Gloria Maximuk of Yorkton, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Judy Berg and pianist, Joleen Cherland, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Raymond Yost shared one selection and Alma’s cousin, Donna George also shared a solo. Alma’s grandson, Logan Shaler remembered his Grandmother in tribute and eulogy. At the close of the service, members of St. Paul Lutheran Church E.L.W. formed an Honour Guard. The interment service followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Alma’s Grandchildren, David Stopanski, Mark Fedorowich, Ehren Eisenzimmer, Logan Shaler, Nicole Fedorowich and Elka Eisenzimmer serving as casket bearers and her grandchildren, Christine Stopanski, Tracy Fedorowich and Mirina Shaler serving as the honourary pallbearers.

SHORDEE - William "Bill", of Yorkton, formerly of Amsterdam, beloved husband of Lil Shordee peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2002 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home with his family by his side. He was 82 years of age. William Alexander Shordee was born December 25, 1919, son of Alexander and Matilda (nee Mysko) Shordee in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan. He completed his elementary education in Stornoway and worked on farms in the area. William moved to Winnipeg where he was employed at Armstrong and Core Co. and also in an ammunition factory. William returned to Saskatchewan and began working for the Federal Grain Company which lasted for twenty-three years. In 1972 Federal Grain was purchased by Sask. Wheat Pool, whom William worked for until his retirement. His career as a grain buyer for thirty-five years was spent at Amsterdam, SK. William married Lydia (Lil) Lylyk of Arran, SK on August 6, 1949 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. William took an active role in thKnights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood in Canora and Yorkton. Visiting with others and talking about current affairs was a favourite pastime of his. He enjoyed singing and listening to music and was often heard whistling a tune. William enjoyed watching sports, particularly baseball. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Matilda; three sisters, Sophie Fyck, Mary Krupp and Annie Hovrisko and a brother Peter Shordee; William leaves to celebrate his life his wife of fifty-three years, Lil (Lydia); his sons Ron (Delores) of Fort Qu'Appelle and Ken (Laura) of Wynyard; his sister Kay Sutherland of Toronto; his six grandchildren: Janice, Ryan, Darren, Lisa, Danny and Kara; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were held on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Janice Shordee. Ushers were George Lazurko, Ray Matisho, Joe Ratushniak and Dan Lackmanec. The UCBC Honour Guard included cross bearer, Steve Hrynkiw, UCB Banner, Lorne Sakundiak, banner bearers, John Solonenko and Peter Gulka and honourary bearers, Eugene Hnatiuk, Tony Mazur, Metro Mosiondz, Fred Pawliw, Ned Pisiak, Ed McLashen, John Fylyshtan and Wally Baluk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ryan Shordee, Darren Shordee, Danny Shordee, Paul Hovrisko, Matt Solonenko and Bill Lukash serving as casket bearers.

SOLONENKO - Steve, beloved husband of the Late Anne Solonenko of Yorkton, formerly of the Stornoway district. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, Steve passed away with his loving family at his side on December 28, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty-four years of age. Steve was born on February 13, 1921 and was raised on the family farm in the Stornoway / Stone Creek district, the eldest son of the late Mike and Mary (nee Mysko) Solonenko. Steve attended school at Stornoway until him and his brother John had to help their Dad in the farm business. On July 20, 1947, Steve was united in marriage to Anne Pidhorodetsky. The couple farmed in the Stornoway area, working together to accomplish a successful farming business. They were blessed to have four children, a son, Dennis and three daughters, Phyllis, Judy and Adeline. Steve was totally involved in the farming business and did serve on the Stornoway Co-op board of directors. Steve was involved in mixed farming in his early years but later went into grain farming with the help from his son. Steve enjoyed spending many hours on the field but he also enjoyed a good party with family and friends. He loved to dance especially the Kolomaka and the Chuban and playing the Ukrainian harp. Steve enjoyed travelling to Europe visiting his relatives in Ukraine, and visiting his daughters across Canada from Nfld. to B.C to the Yukon. He also loved to attend several farm tours in the USA. Steve and Anne moved to Yorkton in 1992 but still remained very active in the farming business. His dream was to help his son on the farm until his grandsons were old enough to take over. After Anne's death in 1999 and Steve's decline in health, he was forced to retire at the age of eighty. On July 2, 2002 Steve decided it was time to move to a personal care home, Aspen Bluffs Villa where he resided until his short stay at the hospital on December 18, 2005. Predeceased by his parents, Mike (1969) and Mary (1990), his wife Anne (1999) his brother John (2003), his brother-in-law's Bill Stupak (1992) and Walter Shwaga (1989). He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, son, Dennis (Sylvia) Solonenko and grandchildren Cortney (Crystal) Solonenko, Stornoway, Coralie (Jason) Nott, Roblin, Man. Devin and friend Sarah, Stornoway. Daughters, Phyllis and friend Harvey, Yorkton, and grandchildren Steven and friend Deanna, Rankin Inlet, NWT, Trina and fiancé Ryan Brooks Alta, Jennifer and friend Brennan, Yorkton and Kelly, Brandon, MB., Judy Remenda and grandchildren Morgan and Melissa, Vancouver, BC., Adeline (Larry) Nickel and grandchildren Scott and Brock, Lethbridge, Alta. Brother, Matt (Carolyn) Solonenko and sisters Olga Stupak and Emily (Peter) Pryszlak of Yorkton, Sister-in-law Suzan Solonenko of Yorkton plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Service of Comfort for family and friends was held on Sunday, January 1, 2006. Funeral Services were held on Monday, January 2, 2006 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Thom Carnahan of the United Church of Canada officiating. Granddaughter, Jennifer Fitzpatrick read the poem 'No Sad Tears For Me'. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by son, Dennis Solonenko and daughter, Adeline Nickel. The organist, Karen Roulston led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Sandy Solonenko sang 'Amazing Grace'. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Cortney Solonenko, Jeff Shwaga, Devin Solonenko, Richard Solonenko, Larry Solonenko and Larry Nickel serving as the casketbearers.

STEBNER - Tillie (nee Stiglitz) was born on November 9, 1917 in Rhein, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Henry and Molly (nee Lanine) Stiglitz. She received her education in Rhein but left school early since she was needed at home to help with the farm and her family. On October 25, 1935 Tillie was united in marriage to Robert Stebner and they were blessed with five children, LaVerne, Shirley, Beverley, Jerry and Carol. During the early years of the marriage Robert had enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army and served during World War II in England, Sicily and Italy. Following his discharge in 1944, Robert returned home to Yorkton and his young family. While Tillie’s days were spent taking care of the children and their home, Robert was employed for the B.A. Oil Company and with the City of Yorkton. In 1956, the family moved to Vancouver where they made their home until 1960 when they returned to Yorkton. Again Robert worked for the City of Yorkton and as the children grew up Tillie also sought employment outside of the home. She was employed as a Matron at the Yorkton City R.C.M.P. and also had many happy memories of her time working in a Group Home for disabled children and adults. In the early 1980's Tillie and Robert divorced and she bought her own little house on Henderson Street where she lived until 2001. At that time failing health necessitated a move to Regina, then some time living with her daughter, Carol and her husband, Brent until she became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in March of 2008. Tillie passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 90 years of age. Tillie loved to be outside whether is was time spent in her garden, yard or just out for a walk. She loved to go for coffee and over the years had special dates with different family members for their “coffee time”. Tilled also enjoyed needlework such as crocheting and knitting, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. But by far the most important thing in Tillie’s life was her family. In her younger years, weekend gatherings and parties always revolved around family. Her children and grandchildren were first in her thoughts but she always made time to help others as well. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Tillie was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Molly; her husband, Robert; her children, Shirley (in infancy), LaVerne and Beverley; her sisters, Lydia and Frieda; her brothers, Jack, Eric, Henry and Dave and three grandchildren. Tillie leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her son, Jerry (Joanne) Stebner; her daughter, Carol (Brent) Davis; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; her brother, Ronald Stiglitz; her sisters, Rachel Stiglitz and Leona Loshuk as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Kathy Novak serving as the Funeral Celebrant. The pianist, Michelle Grunert, played an instrumental version of “Nearer My God To Thee” as part of the service. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Trevor Dombrowski, Jeff Slade, Tyler deVries, Sarah Zarazun and Brent Davis serving as casket bearers.

STIGLITZ - Helen (nee Liebrecht), widow of Jack Stiglitz of Rhein, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on February 16, 2007 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Helen was born in the Clyde district near Stornoway, Saskatchewan on May 25, 1922 to Elizabeth (Molter) and William Liebrecht. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stornoway, Saskatchewan. After she finished with her schooling Helen helped with chores on the farm. She loved horses and would help her father groom them to be shown at the Yorkton Fair. Because she loved the outdoors she would often be seen riding her horse, dark curls bouncing in the wind. Helen caught the eye of Jack Stiglitz, the hired man at the neighboring farm. They were married on June 28, 1939. Their union was blessed with three children. Like most women of that time, Helen worked hard at keeping up the family home by milking cows, feeding pigs and chickens and growing a huge garden. Always cheerful and laughing, Helen would happily prepare huge meals on weekends when the Stiglitz clan would come out to the farm. She took joy in having everyone enjoy the food she had prepared. When Helen and Jack retired off the farm and moved into Rhein Helen joined the Kitchen Band where she played the drum. She said this was the best time of her life as the band would travel to parades or seniors’ functions to entertain. Family was very important to Helen. The most difficult time of her life was when their son Wayne passed away. Grandchildren brought her great joy and she loved each one totally and unconditionally. Helen had many friends but her two closest were Anne Liebrecht and Effie Engel. They shared many times together, painting, wall papering, going on holidays or camping trips. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Jack; a son, Wayne; a sister, Elsie; and her parents, William and Elizabeth Liebrecht. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her son, Richard (Arlene) of Rhein, and her daughter, Gail (Terry) Ross of Ebenezer; her grandchildren, Terresa (Paul) Pedersen of Yorkton, Jason (Celeste) Stiglitz of Edmonton, Alberta, Julie Stiglitz (Nolan Mlazgar) of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan and Jennifer Stiglitz and friend, Scott Heil of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; and great grandchildren, Roman Pedersen of Yorkton and Bridget Stiglitz of Edmonton. She is also survived by brothers, Walter (Irene) Liebrecht of Rhein and Harold Liebrecht of Leduc, Alberta. She will be missed by her many friends and relatives. Helen will always be remembered for her ready smile and infectious giggle. A Prayer Service was held on Monday, February 19, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating both services. The organist, Linda Filipchuk, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Sharon Coleman sang a solo selection. Grandchildren, Jason Stiglitz, Julie Stiglitz and Jennifer Stiglitz remembered their Grandmother in tribute and eulogy. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery with Ernie Liebrecht, Jason Stiglitz, Terresa Pedersen, Paul Pedersen, Nolan Mlazgar and Jennifer Stiglitz serving as the casket bearers.

STRICKER - Wayne Donald, of Saskatoon and formerly of the Rhein District passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 25, 2002. He was 56 years of age. Wayne was born March 29, 1946 at Yorkton, SK; a son of Adam and Emelie (nee Frick) Stricker. Wayne was raised on the family farm at Rhein and attended the local school. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith on June 2, 1946 and confirmed on June 4, 1961. Following his education Wayne began employment with the Yorkton Co-op and then with Canadian Forces Whitespruce as a radar technician. He also was employed as a grain buyer in Thorhild, AB and with the Ochapowace First Nation as a farm manager. In 1973 Wayne was united in marriage to Donna Morozoff in Saskatoon. They owned and operated 'Stricker Service' in Canora, SK., and while owning this business Wayne was diagnosed with renal failure in 1991. This business was sold and Wayne and Donna moved to Yorkton where Wayne received treatments at home until 1998 when they moved to Saskatoon to make their home. During his life Wayne enjoyed dealing in auto sales, fishing, and auction sales were a highlight of his week. He also loved his two cats which were good companions especially 'Teddy'. Wayne Stricker leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his loving wife Donna. Three sons: Josh of Edmonton, Quinton and Warren of Saskatoon; a grandson Andrew Solonenka of Yorkton; a brother Ervin and his wife Martha of Rhein; father and mother-in-law Paul and Mary Morozoff of Verigin; a brother-in-law Richard Morozoff of Verigin along with numerous nieces nephews relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother Rheinhold in infancy, and a sister Lorraine Stumph. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, December 29, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, December 30, 2002 from Christ Lutheran Church Rhein, SK with Pastor Daphne Bender officiating. Shirley Ostafie was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The Soloist was Raymond Yost singing ' How Great Thou Art'. Reflections and Remembrances of Wayne's life were given by Harold Remisoff. All who knew and loved Wayne were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery with Farron Stricker, Dave Nakonechny, Harold and Spenser Remisoff, Craig Ostafie and Dwayne Oshowy serving as Casket Bearers.

STRUTYNSKI - Walter was born on April 18, 1922 on the family farm near Stornoway. He was the nineth child of ten born to Jacob and Josephine (nee Bachinski) Strutynski. Walter lived most of his life in the Stornoway district, except for a short time when they lived in the Kinlock area but soon returned to Stornoway. He received his education at Geddes School and helped on the family farm. His career in the army was short-lived as farming was his destiny. On October 22, 1949 Walter married his young bride, Emily Skotnitsky. The couple continued to farm and was blessed with four children. Walter was most adamant that the farm was where he always wanted to be. He loved the land and the animals. Through the years Walter was involved with various organizations. These included the Stornoway Co-op, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wroxton. Walter was a quiet man who had faith parallel to none. His trust in God's will and the love of the family kept him going through difficult times. As time took its toll, limiting Walter's farming activity he scaled down his work load. He took great pride in his garden, spending time with the cattle and working alongside his children, helping where he could. Above all, his grandchildren were his greatest achievements with each of them being very special to him. On Thursday, September 4, 2002 suddenly and in true Walter style he passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. A shock for his family and friends, but a comfort knowing he was doing what he loved most - farming. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Josephine; his son Kenneth; two brothers, Anton and Steve and five sisters, Rev. Sister Apollinaria (Emily), Mary Pacquin, Lillian Kozibroda, Frances Mysko and Stella Lamoureaux. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Emily; sons, Barry of Stornoway and Charles (Jennifer) of Wroxton; daughter Jackie (Tom) Rohatensky of Yorkton; daughter-in-law Martha Strutynski of Stornoway; four wonderful grandchildren, Keith Strutynsky of Stornoway, Ian Strutynski of Saskatoon and Wyatt and Cody Strutynski of Wroxton; two sisters, Anne Armstrong of Toronto and Margaret Bodnar of Prince George, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer Service was held Monday, September 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Celebrant Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, Responses led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Epistle reader was Ian Strutynski, cross bearer was Jerry Jemieff, and casket bearers were: Tom Rohatensky, Mark Strutynski, Keith Strutynski, Edward Collett, Ian Strutynski and Kelly Skutnitsky. Interment was at the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

STUMPH - Martha (nee Schwab), resident of Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 12, 2002 at home. She was 86 years of age. Martha Stumph (nee Schwab) was born on November 10, 1915 in Winnipeg, MB; a daughter of George Jacob and Susanna (nee Erhardt) Schwab. She was baptised on November 28, 1915. The family moved from Winnipeg to farm in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan. Here Martha received her education. She was confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stornoway in March of 1931. On March 26, 1939 she was united in marriage to John Stumph. This union was blessed with four sons: Gordon, Gerald, Kenneth and Stanley. John and Martha farmed in the Stornoway district for many years before their retirement to Yorkton in 1976. After John's death on October 19, 1988, Martha resided in her home until 1996, when she became a resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court. She will be remembered for her commitment to her family and friends. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her and she cherished them dearly. Martha possessed a strong faith, she attended church on a regular basis and had been a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Predeceased by her parents, brothers Alexander and Walter, and by her son Gordon. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter-in-law Joyce Stumph of Regina, her family Michelle (Frank) Mentes, Michael, and Krista; sons, Gerald (Gloria) of Winnipeg and their family Brian (Roxy) and daughter Nicole, Ronda (Glenn) Henley and daughter Kaitlin; Rev. Kenneth (Annette) of Neerlandia AB, and their family Lynn (Hank) Smid and daughters Hayley and Emilee, and Lee Anne (Jeff) Schmidt; Rev. Stanley (Ingrid) of Yorkton, and their family Stephanie (Gary) Denbow, Benn (Amber) Stumph, and Daniel. Also a brother Paul and his wife Edna Schwab of Kelowna BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort was held Friday evening, October 18, 2002 at Bailey's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, October 20, 2002 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Rev. Daniel G. Moeller officiated. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Martha's son Rev. Kenneth gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Brian Stumph, Lee Anne Schmidt, Ronda Henley, Krista Stumph, Michelle Stumph, Stephanie Denbow, Lynn Smid, Benn Stumph, Michael Stumph and Daniel Stumph serving as the casketbearers.

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TULLOCH - Doris (nee Baptist) Tulloch passed away peacefully on November 8, 2010 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Marion Doris Tulloch was born on December 18, 1919 to Lawson and Mabel (Olson) Baptist. She was raised on the family farm in the Stornoway district and attended Clyde School. In 1939 she married David Tulloch and they farmed in the Tonkin district until Dave’s passing in 1986. During this time they raised three sons. Doris was very involved in her community. She was secretary-treasurer of the Shamrock School Board, a member of the Tonkin Ladies Curling Club for over fifty years and was also a faithful member of the Tonkin United Church Ladies Auxiliary. Doris was also a long time member of the Yorkton and District Horticultural Society, winning many awards for her beautiful flowers. In her later years she became a judge and attended many horticultural events around the province. Doris had many interests which also included travelling, reading, needlework and she enjoyed watching curling and baseball on T.V. In 2001, Doris moved into Yorkton and in 2005 she moved into the Bentley. Due to failing health, she entered the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in 2006. Doris was predeceased by her mother and father; husband Dave; sisters Lillian and husband Wesley Hancock, Florence Baptist and Vivian and her husband Owen Barbour; and her brother-in-law Henry Richardson. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons Lorne (Pat) of Vernon, B.C., Bruce (Ellen) of Yorkton, SK and Grant (Chris) of Cranbrook, B.C.; grandchildren Brent (Cheryl) of Vernon, B.C., Roger (Cheryl) of Varadaro, Cuba, Scott (Bernadette) of Melbourne, Australia, Greg (Carman) of Fort MacMurray, AB and Kate of Lethbridge, AB, as well as many great and great-great grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister Blanche Richardson of Vancouver, B.C. and her brother John (Jean) Baptist of Winnipeg, MB. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. from St. Andrews United Church. The interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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UHRYN - Ivan, of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Mary Uhryn, passed away peacefully at the Anderson Lodge August 20, 2002 at the age of 92 years. He was born to Mike Uhryn Sr. and Ann (Markewich) on November 14th, 1909 in the Rhein District. Ivan was the third son of the family of nine children, was raised on the family farm and received his education at the Federhill School. On October 20, 1940 Ivan was united in marriage to Mary (nee Andrychuk) along with his brother Mike and wife Margaret at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Together both brothers and their wives formed as one family. The couples farmed in the Yorkton district until their retirement in 1980. Ivan was a man of many qualities. His gentle and kind manner was always present with his family and friends and he was always willing to help anyone in need. He enjoyed playing ball, playing various musical instruments (especially the violin) and took passion in his motorcycle as a young man. He loved fishing, hunting, mushroom and berry picking, playing cards and singing. His greatest hobbies were his love for his camera and watch repair. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church and attended the church choir as well as a dedicated member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada. Ivan was predeceased by his father Mike in 1978; his mother Ann in 1964; brother Emil in 1980; brother John 1992; wife Mary in 1992; sister Kay in 1998; and his sister Lena in 2000. In passing Ivan leaves to mourn his children: Adeline and her husband Orest Lukash of Saskatoon; Debra and her husband Larry Mazzei of Red Deer, AB; David and his wife Sharon of Yorkton; His grandchildren Kim and her husband Robert Twarynski of Calgary, AB; Keri and her husband Brent Dueck of Moose Jaw; Kelly Lukash of Saskatoon ; Robyn and Ian Mazzei of Red Deer, AB; Christina and Christopher Uhryn of Yorkton. His great grandchildren: Brayden and Carsen Twarnyski of Calgary, AB; and Conner and Chase Dueck of Moose Jaw; and especially his brother Mike and his wife Margaret. Their children, his neice Frances and her husband Gerry Ullman, their daughter Lindsay of Regina, and nephew Terry and his wife Ingrid Uhryn of Regina; Elsie (Fred) Denischuk of Yorkton; Lillian Malinsky of Kelowna, B.C.; Mary (Casper) Malinsky of Toronto and numerous nieces, nephews and in laws. The parastas service was held on Thursday, August 22nd at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The holy rosary was led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, August 23rd at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Methodius Kushko, and Rev. Joseph Denischuk, as the concelebrants. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle readers were Christina Uhryn and Robyn Mazzei. Members of the UCBC participated in an honour guard with Mike Uhryn serving as cross bearer; President Glen Tymiak carrying the branch flag and John Solonenko and Peter Gulka serving as banner bearers. UCB honourary bearers were Nick Koshman, Metro Mosiondz, Wally Baluk, Harry Kardynal, Mike Katerinich, Zenon Musey, Fred Pawliw and Ed McLashen. Ushers were Ned Pisiak, John Solonenko and Joe Ratushniak. The inetrement followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Uhryn, Gerry Ullman, Marvin Klos, Kelly Lukash, Christopher Uhryn and Ernest Uhryn serving as casket bearers.

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WARTHE - Colleen Francis (nee Ries). On Friday, April 18, 2008, Colleen Francis Warthe of Weyburn, SK passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Alex Ries; brothers: Elmer, Lorne, Bert and Ken; sisters: Doreon, Viola and Shirley; brothers-in-law: Otto, Lorne and John. Colleen is survived by her husband of 59 years, George Warthe of Weyburn, SK and their family: son, Jim Faye) Warthe of Weyburn, SK and daughter, Sandy (Gil) Carrier of Kamloops, BC; former daughter-in-law, Linda Grace of Strathmore, AB; grandchildren: Jason Warthe, Aaron (Carolyn) Warthe, Mike (Shawna) Warthe; great grandchildren, Kyra, Harley, Hope and Foster; sister, Gerry McLachlan of Weyburn, SK; brothers, Don (Debbie) Ries of Strathmore, AB, Delbert (Renete) Ries of Vernon, BC and Darwin (Betty) Depape and Carla (Nolan) Edam; step great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Tiana, Haylee, Josie and Jada, and numerous nieces and nephews. Colleen was born October 1st, 1928 at Rhein, Sask. She went to school in Rhein, and her younger years were spent doing chores on the farm. George and Colleen met in Fillmore, Sask. and were married in Carlyle on January 19, 1949, they were married for 59 years. Colleen worked at the Co-Op store in Arcola, SK for 16 years. In 1971 they moved the family to the Yukon where she was employed with the Yukon Territorial Government. They returned to Fillmore in 1978 and Colleen worked at the Fillmore Hospital for several years. She was involved with the Lutheran and United churches. After retiring, Colleen was involved with the Fillmore `Drop Inn Centre', and served a term as president. The Crib Board was always ready, and at one time she was runner up for the Yukon Crib Tournament. She was well known for her `famous fridge soup' and `cabbage buns'. She also enjoyed Canasta and Bridge, and her love for music was never far behind. One of her favorite hobbies was going `East' with friends. They moved to Weyburn four years ago. Colleen's love for family was always first and foremost, she will be missed by all. A Service was held Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Sask. with Marj McLeod CLA officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK.

WAWRUCK - Adele Louise (nee Gorchynski). On Saturday, November 9, 2002, Adele Louise Wawruck passed away in her 93rd year. We celebrate and cherish her long life and sixty-two years of marriage to her husband, Walter. She was born December 5, 1909 near Hamton, Sask., the eighth of eleven children born to Maria Urbanowski (1874 - 1942) and Joseph Gorchynski (1862 - 1943), pioneers from western Ukraine. She taught school in the Hamton area prior to her marriage in 1940. Adele and Walter farmed in the Hubbard district until 1945 when they moved into town and established Hubbard Lumber & Supply. Adele was a leader in her church, her community and the 4-H organization. Her church involvement continued in Regina where they moved in 1967. Mom loved her family and friends. She was passionate about flowers and gardening, was an exceptional and generous cook, and widely recognized for her artistic talent in Ukrainian embroidery and pysanka decoration. Adele is lovingly remembered by her husband Walter, their four children and nine grandchildren: Walter A. Wawruck (Marian Gilmour), Nathan, Alexander and Emily of Vancouver; Iris Bradley of Ottawa; Sylvia (Leonard) Cherneski of Thompson and their children Catherine, Stefan and Philip; Max (Audrey Shonn) Maxim, Gillian and Adrian of Edmonton; and her two 'adopted' daughters, Marie Ann Korchinski and Maureen McKenzie. She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters Joanne Brezinsky, Pauline Makowsky and Helen Korchinski, and brothers, Nicholas, John, Frank, Stanley, Anthony and Joseph. She is survived by her brother Kazimer (Casey) Gorchynski and his wife Marian, sisters-in-law Minnie Gorchynski (Yorkton), Stephania Gorchynski (Canora), Eustacia Gorchynski (Ottawa), Caroline Zavediuk (Saskatoon) and Francis Korchinski (Saskatoon). Prayers will take place Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 13, 11:00 am at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna.

WEBER - Charles A. of Yorkton, beloved husband of Vivian, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home after battling Pick's disease. He was 75 years of age. Charles Weber was born on September 18, 1927 at Rhein, Sask. He was the youngest son of Henry and Amelia (nee: Brug) Weber. On September 29, 1951 Charles wed Vivian Ann Bonnett at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. After attending the Rhein School, Charles began working with his father at Logan & Black Construction. In 1951, he began his own construction business which is still operating today. In the early 1960's Weber Construction built the above-ground buildings at IMC Esterhazy and Cominco near Saskatoon. At this time, he had over 800 employees. In 1966, the plant at 175 York Road West was built. Pre-fab homes for the Northwest Territories were built in the plant and shipped via railroad to Hay River, Churchill and Montreal to be further shipped by barge to settlements all over the north. Hundreds of RTM homes were also built in the plant and shipped throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As times changed, diversification brought about Weber Building Supplies which grew to be Weber Do-It Center in March, 1987. Further growth in 1990 brought about Weber Furniture and Appliance Center. Up until his illness Charles was the driving force behind these businesses. He was predeceased by his mother in 1961, his father in 1964, his brothers Alex in 1937, Henry in 1985, Peter in 1987, John in 1990, and his sisters Hilda in 1992, and Mary in 1996. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 51 years, Vivian; son Brian (Laureen) and their children Kristin, Lindsay and Doug; son Brent (Kathy) and their children Brittany, Jennifer and Brooklyn; sister Pauline Guenther, Yorkton; sister Molly (Scotty) Propp, Yorkton; sister Milly Lynne, Oshawa, Ontario; sister Martha (Irvin) Hilderman, Yorkton. A service of comfort was held on Friday evening, November 29 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, November 30, 2002 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton with Rev Fred Schneider and Intern Pastor Stephan Wagner officiating. Judy Berg was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: 'On Eagles Wings',' O' Master, Let Me Walk With You' and 'Here I Am Lord'. The Old Testament reading: Psalm 23 was read by Charles' granddaughter Kristin Weber. The Piano solo ' Hear, O Lord ' was played by granddaughter Brittany Weber; and the reflections of Charles' life was given by son Brent Weber. Betty and Godfrey Schmidt, George and Doreen Gallagher, John and Lena Panchuk, Ken and Joyce Printz, Bill and Lorna Stubbings were Honourary Bearers. The recessional music by soloist Ray Yost was ' Song of Farewell'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bruce Lange, Doug and Wayne Weber, Jim Apps, Eric Liebrecht and Terry Melnychuk serving as casket Bearers.

WEGNER - Albert, of Yorkton, formerly of the Ebenezer area, beloved husband of Elsie Wegner passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on September 23, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Albert was born to John & Julianna (Reske) Wegner on February 14, 1921 in the Rhein district; the youngest of twelve children. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. He received his education in the Rhein and Wallace district schools. After receiving his grade VIII he left school to help on the family farm. Albert and his brother Edward purchased the Carson Ranch west of Ebenezer in 1948 and established the Wegner Brothers – Whitesand River Ranch and raised Registered Horned Hereford cattle for almost forty years. Over the years they received many trophies and awards and in 1994 they were inducted into the Canadian Hereford Association and recognized for being Hereford Breeders of Distinction. Albert’s other interests included old time country music, harness racing and baseball. He loved attending Yorkton Terrier hockey games during the winter and sports days in the summer. Albert married his true love Elsie (Riemer) on September 23, 1949 in Yorkton, SK and this union was blessed with four daughters. Predeceased by his parents, five brothers and six sisters; Albert will be sadly missed by his wife of sixty years, Elsie; his daughters Sharon (Doug) Fenske of Leduc, AB, Mavis (Kirby) Hugo of Claresholm, AB, Janice (Jay) Doty of Calgary, AB and Cheryl (Terry) Deck of Lumsden, SK; his grandchildren Hal (Christina), Curtis, Cody, Dana, Mikayla, Owen, Brady, Shelby and Sara; great – grandchildren Luke and Peytan. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Eugenie Wegner of Yorkton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service was held on Monday, September 28th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Mr. Raymond Yost officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock the congregation in the singing of the hymns, “This Is My Father’s World”, “Amazing Grace” and “In The Sweet By and By”. The readings were given by Joyce Lutz and Margaret Anne Yost. The eulogy was conveyed by Lawrence Wegner. Serving as honourary pallbearers were Albert’s grandchildren, great – grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Harvey Wegner, Rodney Wegner, Grant Martel, Joe Makowski, Paul Schira and Edward Schilke serving as the casket bearers.

WEGNER - Laura (nee Reimer). It is with sadness that the family of Laura Wegner announce her passing on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 85 years of age. Laura Wegner was born on August 27, 1921 in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan, the daughter of Otto and Christine (nee Hemerick) Reimer. She was united in marriage to Adolph Wegner on November 22, 1942. Adolph and Laura farmed in the Rhein and Ebenezer districts, later moving into the city of Yorkton. Laura spent the last fourteen years as a resident of Queen Elizabeth Court. Laura spent her whole life taking care of her family. She will be remembered as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Laura was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Adolph; a brother, Milton; a sister-in-law, Pat; her son, Vernon and three grandsons, in infancy. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her daughter, Karen Elaine (Joe) Makowski of Pilot Mound, MB; Five grandchildren, Shane (Gail) Wegner of Paynton, SK, Devin Wegner of Calgary, AB, Bernie (Barry) Funk of Snowflake, MB, Patrick (Sandra) Makowski of La Riviere, MB, Kathy (Jeremy) Worms of Kalida, MB and seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie (Albert) Wegner of Yorkton, SK; a brother, Gordon(Clair) of Toronto, ON as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation for Family and Friends was held on Monday, January 22, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Funeral Services were conducted from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Pastor Kendall Buhler officiating. The organist, Mrs. Elaine Patzer, led the congregation in the singing of the hymn, and accompanied Mrs. Amanda Buhler as she sang two selections. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Pat Makowski, Jeremy Worms, Devin Wegner, Shane Wegner, Jonathan Wegner and Luke Funk serving as casket bearers

WEINMASTER - Freda (nee Ruf) of the Kamsack and district Nursing Home passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Freda was born on December 18, 1915 at the family farm near Stornoway, Sk.; the 7th. child of Gottfried and Anna (nee Mehling) Ruf. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Stornoway Trinity Lutheran Church. Her faith was an important part of her daily life. Freda attended Glasgow school, Rhein School and took a secretarial course at Yorkton Collegiate. She worked as a housekeeper in Yorkton for several years and then was employed as a secretary in Canora until the time of her marriage. On July 14, 1945 Freda married Albert Weinmaster. They farmed near Rhein, SK, until retiring in Yorkton in 1976. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters. Freda worked hard, both indoors and out. She helped with farmyard chores, prepared meals for harvest crews and was an integral part of seeing that things ran smoothly. Her huge garden produced abundantly and her flower beds provided her with much enjoyment. Freda's hands were never idle. There was always a supply of baking on hand even in her last years. She loved to sew, crochet, quilt and knit and has provided many treasured keepsakes for her family. Freda volunteered time to the Red Cross to make many articles for their humanitarian projects and assisted with recreational activities at the nursing home in Yorkton. She also was a member of the EUB Church Women for several years. The retirement years provided more leisure time to travel, fish, coffee and socialize with friends and relatives; help out on the farm and spend time with the girls and their families. Freda was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren always held a special place in her heart. Freda and Albert encouraged and supported them in furthering their educations. Freda valued her independance. Unfortunatley her declining health resulted in admittance to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home in 2004. Freda was predeceased by her parents; sisters: Amalia, Anna; brothers: David, Jacob, Henry, Alex, Arnold; sisters-in-law: Katherine, Elizabeth, Mary, Leah; brothers-in-law: George Schepp, Albert Liebrecht, Reinhold Hilderman, Jacob Propp and her husband Albert in 1997. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life three daughters and their families: Dorothy (Eric) Cropper of Naicam, SK., Grace (Donn) Walsh of Kamsack, SK., Edith (Barry) Chornomydz of Hanna, AB; 9 grandchildren and three step grandchildren: Robert (Nicole) Chepil of Cochran, AB. Jan (Len) Peterson of Naicam, SK., Michael (Lori) Walsh of Rhein, SK., Carrie Walsh of Kamsack, SK., Trent Walsh of Calgary, AB., Sean Walsh of Fort McMurray, AB., Ryan Walsh of Saskatoon, SK., Kristopher (Kathleen ) Chornomydz of Leduc AB., Derrick (Lauren) Chornomydz of Winnipeg, MB, Chad Cropper of Saskatoon, SK., Lisa (Nick) Emisch of Saskatoon, SK., Dawn Cropper of Sydney, Australia; 7 great grandchildren: Jessica Walsh, Lauren Peterson, Kayla Emisch, Macey Peterson, Rebecca Walsh, Andrea Walsh and Megan Chornomydz; her sister Rachel Hilderman of Rhein, SK.; sisters-in-law: Minnie Ruf of Saskatoon, SK., Olga Liebrecht of Rhein, SK., Laura (Steve) Osmak of Yorkton. SK.; brother-in-law Eric (Olga) Weinmaster of Calgary, AB as well as many nieces and nephews. A service of comfort for family and friends was held on Thursday evening, February 16, 2006 from the Chapel of Baileys's Funeral Home Yorkton. the Funeral service was held on Friday afternoon, February 17, 2006 from Zion Lutheran Church Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Mark Maunula of Peace Lutheran Church Kamsack officiating. Verna Liebrecht was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons: Robert Chepil, Michael, Trent, Sean, Ryan Walsh, Chad Cropper, Kristopher and Derrick Chornomydz serving as casket bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Freda's life were given by niece Audrey Herman and a special poem was read by granddaughter Jan Peterson. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her.

WEINMASTER - Molly (nee Becker), resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2003. Molly was 101 years, 3 months and 16 days of age. Molly Weinmeister (nee Becker), daughter of Fred and Katherine Becker was born on March 13, 1902 in Morgentau, Russia. The family immigrated to Canada in that year, settling in Winnipeg. About 1908 the family moved to Saskatchewan, settling on a farm three miles north of Rhein. Molly attended school to grade six, but being the oldest girl meant staying home to help on the farm. On November 13, 1921 Molly was united in marriage to Alex Weinmeister. This union was blessed with six children. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Rhein district, always renting land without any security for tomorrow. The family moved 13 times in 19 years. In 1939 they purchased three quarters of land in the Dunleath district, and from then on things began to improve. In 1948, Alex built a new house, which was greatly appreciated by Molly. She resided in her home until for health reasons, she moved to Heritage Lodge in October of 1977, then to Wiome House, and finally to Anderson Lodge in January of 2002. Molly was an excellent homemaker, qualified seamstress, and did many kinds of crafts. She sewed all the clothes for her family as they grew up. Her cooking ability was utilized and appreciated by the Echo Lake Church Camp. Molly was a woman of prayer, she accepted Jesus as her savior as a young woman, and was a devoted member of the Evangelical Church all her life. She passed along these strong beliefs to her family; her children attended Sunday school every week. When she resided in Dunleath, the distance to church was too far with horses, so she started a church in her own home, inviting many neighbors to attend. Molly left this earthly pilgrimage on June 26, 2003, at the ripe old age of 101 years, 3 months and 16 days. Predeceased by her husband Alex in 1989; son Allan in 2002; three grandchildren; parents; brothers Fred, Godfried and David; and sisters Marie Senft & Lydia Saxon. She leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memory, Irene (Harry) Kullberg of Humboldt, Stanley (Linda) of Medicine Hat, Arnold (Sarah) of Tonkin, Milbert (Sybil) of Yorkton, Marlene (Robert) Bartlett of Yorkton; daughter-in-law Jean Weinmeister of Rokeby; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 26 great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Lydia Becker of Calgary; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Steve Rosluk of First Baptist Church and Rev. Richard Gibson of the Church of the Nazarene officiated. Congregational hymns, led by Pastor Richard and organist Debbie Thompson, were Face to Face and Beyond the Sunset. Special music was provided by a duet of Debbie Thompson and Ethel Propp, who sang What A Day That Will Be and Come Home It's Suppertime, accompanied by Ruth McPhee. Debbie also sang a solo, The Longer I Serve Him. Recollections and remembrances were given by Arnold Weinmeister, Donnalee Weinmaster, Bev Fuches and Joanne Mortenson. At the graveside, flutist Spencer Fuches played Amazing Grace. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew with Herbert Hallman, David Hallman, Charlotte Beisel, Neil Weinmaster, James Weinmaster and Tim Weinmaster serving as the casketbearers. The reception followed in the family centre.

WEINMEISTER - Arnold Weinmeister passed away peacefully into the presence of Jesus on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan at the age of 83 years. Arnold was born on September 21, 1927 in Rhein, Saskatchewan, the son of Alex and Molly Weinmaster. In his early childhood, Arnold’s family (he, his parents and five siblings) moved 13 times throughout their farming lives. He had many stories of his childhood and youth and it is surprising that Arnold or any of his siblings survived those years! They worked hard, but had lots of fun too. Arnold completed his Grade 11 education. As a young man, Arnold accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. In 1947, an eye injury and need for surgery took Arnold to Winnipeg. It was there he met Sarah “Sally” Lackman and they became acquainted. Arnold and Sally were married on September 23, 1950 at Salem Evangelical Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and were blessed with four children, Sandra, David, Leila and Neil. Arnold was a godly, fun loving, wonderful man. He was a caring, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved the land and his farm and worked hard for 50 years to make it a productive, beautiful place to live. An accomplished carpenter, Arnold was able to help his children with their building projects and even make furniture. Arnold always kept himself busy and had many interests over the years. In his faith life, he taught Sunday School, was on church boards, was a member of the Gideon’s for 33 years. In his community, Arnold was a Wheat Pool member, on the School Board and also curled for many years at Tonkin. He had a keen interest in politics which resulted in many letters to the editors of the local newspapers. Arnold also wrote to the paper often about the evils of society. Arnold was predeceased by his wife, Sarah in 2006; his parents and his brother, Allan. Arnold leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his four children, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: his daughter, Sandra (Doug) Neustaeter and their children, Sunshine (Clay) and their children, Chloe and Corwin, Aaron (Jessica) and Timothy (Kimberly); his son, David (Diane) and their children, Paul (Raquel) and Nolan (Chrissy); his daughter, Leila (Garry) Klassen and her children, Jerrod, Joel (Claire) and Leesa (Terry) Kuntz and their children, Emmy, Ashten, Kady and Paysen; his son, Neil (Linda) and their children, Jonathan (Alyssa) and Julie (Derek) as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 7, 2011 at 10:30am from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home, Yorkton. Interment to follow in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

WEITZEL - Rosa "Rose" Leonora (nee Engel) was born in Rhein, Sask. on December 16, 1925; a daughter of Carl and Katherine (nee Miller) Engel. She attended Wallace School where she graduated. On November 26, 1945 Rose was united in marriage to Bill Weitzel. They lived in Rhein briefly and later settled on a farm near Rhein where they farmed and raised their two boys: Curtis and Launey. After Bill passed away in 1975 Rose moved to Yorkton where she was employed at Mr. Mike's Restaurant and at Soup and Such at the Parkland Mall. After she retired she made her home at Queen Elizabeth Court where she had continued to live until her passing on February 21, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 84 years of age. Rose enjoyed helping people. She volunteered at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home; helped many residents at the Queen Elizabeth Court (often taking them for groceries or doctors appointments) and enjoyed planning events. Also, she enjoyed taking trips with her family and friends. Rose was predeceased by her father Carl, mother Katherine; brothers: Donald, Jack, Willie, Alex; a sister Elsie Rathgaber; her husband Bill Weitzel and a son Dale Kevin. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her children: Curtis (Shirley), Launey (Audrey); her three grandsons: Christopher (Jen), Jason (Nancy), Jonathan (Chyndelle); sisters: Felada (Rudy) Liebrecht), Vilma (Wally) Nahirney; sisters - in - law: Effie (Charlie) Engel, Edna (Willie) Engel, Violet (Alex) Engel along with numerous nieces, nephews and all of her friends and relatives at Queen Elizabeth Court. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday morning, February 27, 2010 from ST. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist was Carla Laycock leading the Congregation in the Hymns: "Abide with Me", "Amazing Grace" and "God Be With You TIll We Meet Again". Rose's grandsons: Christopher, Jason and Jonathan gave the reflections and remembrances of her life. All those that shared in Rose's life were Honourary Bearers. The interment took place at Christ Lutheran Cemetery Rhein, Sask with Grandsons: Christopher, Jason and Jonathan Weitzel serving as Urn Bearers.

WINTONYK - Anne Wintonyk of Yorkton entered eternal rest on April 14, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Anne was born on June 11, 1915 in the Stornoway district, a daughter of Alex and Maria (nee Zacharuk) Wintonyk. She was raised on the family farm and attended Geddes School. Throughout her lifetime Anne worked at numerous jobs and locations, including Vancouver, Panama and Detroit. She moved back to Yorkton to enjoy her retirement. Predeceased by her father Alex in 1969, mother Maria in 1985, sisters Anita in 1995 and Helen in 2000 and brother Nick in 1997; she is survived by two nephews Wylsen and Terry of Saltcoats, niece Diana Wintonyk of Saskatoon and sister-in-law Marie Wintonyk of Saltcoats. A Panakhyda Service was held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky and parish choir members sang the responses. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Wintonyk, Diana Wintonyk, Jack Grandquist, Eleanor Grandquist, Murray Bialobzyski and Larry German serving as the casket bearers.

WINTONYK - Helene "Helen", of Yorkton, formerly of Saskatoon, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2000 at the Park Unit, Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Helene was born January 21, 1917 on the family farm in the Stornoway area, daughter of Alex and Maria (nee Zacharuk) Wintonyk. She received her education at Geddes School. Later she moved to Winnipeg where she was employed by Canada Packers and at the same time took night classes training for a nurse's aid. Subsequently she then worked in a Winnipeg hospital. Later Helene decided to change careers to sales in ladies' fashion. This took her to cities such as Torontro, Yorkton, Regina, Edmonton and finally Saskatoon where she was employed at Fashion Fur and Army and Navy. Helene had a vibrant personality and remained active during her retirement. She travelled extensively in Canada, United States, Mexico and Hawaii. During her spare time she was involved in various hobbies which included growing beautiful flowers, knitting, needle work and all sorts of creative crafts. Helene was compassionate, kind and generous. She was family-oriented and had many friends with whom she kept in contact by telephone, notes and letters. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all of them. Predeceased by her father Alex in 1969, mother Maria in 1985, sister Anita in 1995 and brother Nick in 1997, she leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life her sister Anne of Yorkton; two nephews, Wylsen and Terry Wintonyk of Saltcoats, niece Diane Wintonyk of Saskatoon and sister-in-law Marie Wintonyk of Saltcoats. Prayers were held on Wednesday, December 27th and funeral services on Thursday, December 28th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the Trident Choir led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Wylsen Wintonyk, Terry Wintonyk, Miles Wintonyk, Ronald Martin, Bill Derbowka and Mike Derbowka serving as the casket bearers.

WIRTH - Ann (nee Matechuk). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ann Wirth, who passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Ann was predeceased by her parents Pearl and Nick Matechuk; brother Jim Matechuk; and sister Mary Goretski. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 52 years, William; daughter Linda (Barry) Jijian; sons Lauren (Kim) and Brian; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters Evelyn Mesluk and Sylvia Forster; and brother Willard Matechuk. Ann was born in Rhein, SK on April 30, 1927. Ann and William had a summer trailer at Sherwood Forest, where they enjoyed many family gatherings. Ann was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening. She remained a homemaker for most of her married life. Her children will always remember the smell of homemade bread, doughnuts and cinnamon buns coming home from school. They have many special memories of delicious home cooked meals and family gatherings, especially at Christmas and during the holidays. Ann loved and adored all of her grandchildren, and not a day went by when she did not call and ask with a big smile how they were doing. She will be greatly missed and always loved by her family. Annís family would like to thank the amazing medical staff at the Pasqua Hospital, both in the Emergency Department and in the Cardiac Surveillance Unit. Their care, empathy and support to the family will always be cherished. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home.

WOLFE - Isabel Dorothy (nee Herman), of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 64 years of age. Isabel Dorothy Wolfe was born March 16, 1936 in Rhein, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Jacob and Amalie Herman. Isabel received her education at the New Canadian School and in 1953 moved to Yorkton where she was employed as a waitress at the Reo Cafe. On October 23, 1955 she was united in marriage to Sydney Wolfe. Isabel and Sydney farmed until 1959 and then moved to Yorkton. They were blessed with two children, Clifford and Bonnie. Isabel enjoyed staying at home and raising her children. Isabel loved gardening, setting puzzles together, and most of all shopping every Saturday with her daughter. Going out for coffee and for supper with her sisters and her many friends were outings that she always looked forward to. Isabel's life changed in September of 1999 when she became ill. During the last year she fought a tough battle with surgery and kidney failure which led to hemodialysis. At that time, she also found out that she had scleroderma. This life was very hard for her and all those that loved her, but she tried to make the best of it for everyone. She made many new friends at both the Regina and the Yorkton dialysis units. She referred to dialysis as "having to go to work", but once she got there she enjoyed spending time with other dialysis patients and especially with the nurses. Her sense of humour will be remembered by all who had the opportunity to know her. Isabel passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by her husband Sydney in 1987, her son Clifford in 1976, her father Jacob Herman in 1986, her mother Amalie in 1940 and her brother Herbert in 1999, she leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter Bonnie (Mirva) and her son-in-law Darrell Mirva of Yorkton; two sisters, Emma Mehling of Yorkton and Wilhelmine Achtemichuk of Yorkton; a step brother Fred (Marlene) Steininger of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held on Friday, December 29, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Bruce Timm officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Just As I Am, Amazing Grace and Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing. The honorary bearers were Martha Yaremko, Elsie Holowatuk, Esther Auckland, Marcella Propp, Rose Bradshaw and Mary Johnson. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Norm Achtemichuk, Jason Wolfe, Barry Thies, Logan Wolfe, Doug Ruf, and Miles Pearce serving as the casket bearers.

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YAHOLNITSKY - Annie (nee Shawaga) Yaholnitsky of Hudson Bay, formerly of Stomoway passed away on March 10, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Annie (nee Shawaga) was bom on September 4, 1916 in Vonda, SK. She attended school in Sutherland to Grade 3. Then Annie's parents, Warwara and Mikita Shawaga, moved to Weekes where her childhood was spent on a homestead. She married Julius Yaholnitsky in 1940 in Prairie River and they made their home at Stornoway, SK. After Elvina was born the three - Julius, Annie and Elvina enjoyed working on their mixed family farm involving seeding, stocking and threshing their half section. They also raised cattle, pigs, water fowl, chickens and turkeys. Most of the work was done manually and Elvina was their #1 Hired Hand. Annie loved making dozens/dozens of perogies, cabbage rolls and all the good Ukrainian food as well as helping on the family farm. After Julius' passing in 1963, Annie moved into the town of Stornoway and looked after her father Mikita for a number of years. Upon Mikita's passing, Annie moved to Hudson Bay to live near her daughter and grandchildren where she has resided for 36 years. She loved to joke and tease and made sure that there was always a lot to eat and share with others. She was famous in Hudson Bay for her perogies made out of real Cheddar cheese and enjoyed the company when these were being picked up. The last 12 years, Annie resided in long term care homes in Porcupine Plain, Tisdale and Hudson Bay after some health issues with dementia. She is survived by her daughter Elvina (Ernest) Rumak, grandchildren Pam (Jerry), Teena, Tanya (Chad), Lonnie and great grandchildren Steven and Jenna, her sisters Helen Ogrodnick and Mary Robinson; her brother William Shawaga and a number of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Warwara and Mikita, husband Julius, brother Fred Shawaga and sister Jean Gamble. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Ken Buchan officiating. The Taped Selections, "In The Arms of a Angel” and 'Wind Beneath My Wings" were included in the service. The eulogy was presented by Pamela Trupish. The Memorial Book Attendant was Tanya Rumak. The Interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lonnie Rumak, Teena Rumak, Sharon Anderson, Clifford Romak, Jerry Klassen and Chad Redeker serving as the casket bearers.

YAHOLNITSKY - H. Grace Ann (nee Dewar) July 10, 1920 - August 8, 2009 was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Captain Duncan J. Dewar and wife Helena, (nee Studdart). Grace attended High School at St. Joseph’s Convent in Rosetown, SK and following that graduated from nursing in Winnipeg, MB. She met her husband Richard in 1941 at the wedding of her sister, Mary and Richard’s brother, Michael. Mom and Dad were married in Winnipeg, MB January 5, 1945. While in Winnipeg their first child Sandra was born. Then in 1946, Mom and Dad assumed his brother Michael’s private practice in Baldur, Manitoba. Shortly thereafter Dad decided to get his Fellowship in Surgery and the family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland for his studies. Because of the lack of milk for their baby they had to make a decision about whether Mom and Sandy should stay or leave. Like all good parents faced with a difficult decision, they tossed a coin! Mom and Sandy returned home by way of New York, NY, where their journey was interrupted by the dock worker’s strike. They had to remain there for a time and Mom took work nursing to support her family. Finally they arrived home at Mom’s parents in Winnipeg where she worked nights specialing palliative care patients. After Dad graduated with his Fellowship he returned to Canada, and with Mom and Sandy in tow, moved to Yorkton where he joined his brother, Michael in private practice and Mom became a homemaker. Eventually other children arrived, making five in total. What a handful! The countless birthday parties, trips to the skating rink, bazaars, rummage sales, music lessons, swimming lessons, guides and cubs, tournaments and competitions… To unwind from all of this activity she looked forward to summers at the beach at the family cottage. The only part that caused significant stress was the driving alone with all her children to Winnipeg Beach, bodies everywhere, no car seats or seat belts and no air conditioning and everyone wanting lunch before we were even out of the city limits! Taking an active role in the community and family life Mom became a member of many Service Clubs and organizations including Beta Sigma Phi and The Order of the Royal Purple. She was even nominated at the national level for the Mother of the Year Award. Mom and Dad pioneered the inception of the local Home and School Association. In later years she was active in the Yorkton Figure Skating Club and became a well travelled figure skating judge. They also became extensively involved in the Yorkton Square Dance Club and later the newly formed Yorkton Round Dance Club. During this time they travelled in both Canada and the United States often giving presentations and teaching clinics. Mom enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and many different types of crafts: leather tooling, copper tooling, flower making and stamp collecting. She was very artistic and spent many years designing and painting backdrops for the Yorkton Ice Carnivals, Christmas concerts, parades and costumes galore! And the countless hours of classical music we were subjected to listen to for all of these events. In later years she even tackled upholstery – the most difficult monstrous chair ever!!! In between all this she was co-caretaker of numerous family pets. Grace is predeceased by her husband, Richard, her parents, Helena and Duncan Dewar, siblings, Mary, William and Fernie. She is survived by her children: Dr. Sandy, Shari (Fred), Richard, Barry (Val), Kim (Lori) and grandchildren: James, Anjelica, Erica, Samantha, Samuel, Alexander and Hilary as well as her sister-in-law, Vicki and many cousins, nieces and nephews (and still more pets). Prayers will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. from St. Gerards Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Gerards Roman Catholic Church.

YAHOLNITSKY - Richard (Dr.) passed away peacefully at his home on April 3, 2007. Richard was born July 13, 1918 on the family homestead at Rhein, Sask. to Peter and Antonia (nee Kowalyshyn) Yaholnitsky. Eager to see their children receive a good education they moved to Yorkton in 1918. Richard attended Victoria School and the Yorkton Collegiate. Through a combination of academic scholarship’s and work at farming and road construction, Richard graduated with a Degree in Medicine from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1943. Upon graduation Dr. Richard joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps working the POW transfer trains and camps between Ontario and New York. On January 5, 1945 he married Grace Ann Dewar of St. James, MB. After the war Dr. Richard worked at the Abbot Clinic in Winnipeg until 1946 at which time he took over his brother Dr. Michael’s private practice in Baldur, MB. Wanting to further his education he moved his young family to Edinburgh, Scotland where he studied and received his Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons. Returning to Yorkton he joined his brother Dr. Michael in private practice until he reluctantly semi-retired in 1997. He remained working at the Yorkton Union Hospital assisting in surgery until his health in October 2005, prevented him from continuing after 53 years of service to the community. Taking an active role in the community Dr. Richard was a member of many clubs and organizations including the B.P.O. Elks, the Yorkton Rotary Club, Kinsmen, Yorkton Figure Skating Club and was a key figure in the founding of the Yorkton Separate School Board. Richard enjoyed dancing, traveling, time at the cottage, gardening, cooking, picking berries , hustling his sons at billiards (much to their amazement), reading novels in his golden years and music (he played harmonica, drums and violin) and most of all having all his family by his side. Many things define the man, Richard Yaholnitsky, the most famous being his whistling. It has been reported that whomever was waiting for him always knew he was coming, long before he arrived. They could always and without fail look prepared. Yes, Dr. Richard loved his work. Having a young family to support meant plans for further study in plastic surgery were never realized. So he perfected his skills as a family physician and surgeon. Anyone who knew Dr. Richard knew of his dedication to his profession. He was the last doctor in Yorkton to make house calls. We, fondly would see dad don his painted blue safari helmet, (often to our embarrassment), as he prepared to do his list of chores, (which to us was work), but to him was relaxation. For example, building a deck after many hours of painstaking planning, fixing bird feeders, changing a bicycle tire, building a go cart, adding a new wing onto the cottage, installing new floors, hauling firewood and raking truck loads of gravel or simply fixing the toaster – “everything could be fixed” and nothing was wasted –ever! All these un-wasted bits of materials often became part of a school project. He was into recycling long, long before it became popular. To dad, family life was everything. We can recount numerous occasions to attest to this. Just thinking of these times can bring laughter, smiles and the fondest of memories to our hearts. There is no doubt that he lived by the Golden Rule of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, which defined the kind and loving person he was. This love of family also included numerous pets over the years such as goldfish, hamsters, baby chicks, rabbits, frogs, guinea pigs, turtles, cats and dogs. Even though he impressed upon us they were our responsibility, Dad could not resist involving himself in their care. Dad you have left us such a rich legacy to call upon. Thank you for giving us love of life and family. Richard is predeceased by his parents Peter and Antonia, siblings Ann, Emil, Stephen (at age 6), Dr. Michael, Dr. Sam, Julia, Jean, Nestor, Della, Dr. Stephen and Orest. He is survived by his loving wife Grace, his sister Vicki, his children: Dr. Sandy, Shari (Fred), Richard, Barry (Val), Kim (Lori) and grandchildren James, Anjelica, Erica, Samantha, Samuel, Alexander and Hilary as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews – and still more pets. A Prayer Vigil Service was held on Sunday, April 8, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Pat Murphy officiating. The pianist, Tammy Latimer, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns, and the Cantor was Ingrid Prost. Son, Richard Yaholnitsky, remembered his father in tribute and eulogy and the readings were given by Erica Yaholnitsky. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 9, 2007 from St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Pat Murphy officiating. The pianist, Pam Yaremko, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. Assisting in the service were the Cantor, Adelle Sherring-Maccala, Altar Server, Richard Yaholnitsky, Crossbearer, Hilary Yaremko, Readers, Anjelica Yaholnitsky and Samantha Yaholnitsky and the Prayers of Intercession were led by Erica Yaholnitsky. Legion Funeral Rites were conducted with Reverend Edward J. McManus serving as the Padre, Peter Wyatt as the Sergeant-At-Arms, John Miller as the Buglar, Acts of Remembrance led by Joe Yurkoski and the Color Party was comprised of Andy Juba, George Arnold, Russell Bischop and other members of the General Alexander Ross Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The pallbearers were Barry Yaholnitsky, Kim Yaholnitsky, James Smith, Samuel Yaholnitsky, Alexander Yaholnitsky and Donald Bahrey. In accordance with Dr. Yaholnitsky’s wishes a private family committal service will take place at a later date.

YURCHUK - Mary (nee Gnyp), widow of Samuel Yurchuk of Yorkton, formerly of Calder passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. She was eighty five years of age. Mary was born on February 14, 1924 on the family farm in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan; one of three children born to Steve and Magdalene (nee Stefanowich) Gnyp. Mary was five years of age when her mother passed away, so in those early years she and her sibling were raised by grandma Stefanowich. Later on the children lived with their father and stepmother. Mary attended different schools, as she would say they had moved many times. She also lived with relatives in Hamton and Gorlitz. Mary also lived and worked for a short time in Toronto. On April 3, 1961 Mary was united in marriage to the love of her life, Samuel Yurchuk. Together the couple made their home in Calder. Mary enjoyed country living and was a great gardener and homemaker. She will be remembered as an individual who was kind, generous, and showed warm hospitality to everyone she knew. Mary faithfully served as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Calder, Roblin and Yorkton, always ready to express her love for Jehovah God and had a complete trust in the resurrection hope. Predeceased by her parents, her brother Peter; her sister, Magdalene and her husband Sam on March 30, 2001. She is survived by her niece Diana and her husband Tony of North Vancouver as well as many cousins and friends. Mary passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. She was eighty five years of age. Mary will be missed by all until we meet again. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Peter Achtemichuk, Harley Andre, Horatio Gnyp, Leslie Achtemichuk, Raymond Lacusta and David Horashka serving as the casketbearers.

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ZAHARIA - Eva (nee Wowk), of Yorkton, widow of William Zaharia passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of was 83 years, 11 months, 15 days. Eva was born on April 22, 1919 in the Rhein District to George and Yustina (nee Kurkowsky) Wowk. Eva was united in marriage to William Zaharia on November 13, 1940. The couple farmed in the Hamton District and for a short time operated a store and pool room in Hamton. Eva and William moved to Yorkton in 1966 where she commenced working in the cafeteria at the Co-op until her retirement. Eva enjoyed gardening, her flowers and strawberry patch, these were her pride and joy. Eva enjoyed gatherings with her family. Eva was predeceased by her husband in 1985, her sisters; Molly Fedoruk, Annie Oystrick, Nellie Boychuk, Alice Gawyriuk, Mary Malinsky and brother Mike Wowk. She leaves to cherish her passing her son Nick, daughter in law Vickie of Yorkton; step-grandson Steven Drozd and step-great grandson Steven Jr.; sisters, Lena Mandzuk of Pelly; Katie Zaharia of Yorkton; Patty Stefiuk of Kamsack; numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 and funeral services on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk of St. Mark's Orthodox Church officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Deacon Andrew Piasta. The responses were led by Father Tikhon. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Merv Adam, Steven Drozd, Richard Shankowski, Cory Bardos, Merv Weinmaster and Dave Mandzuk serving as the casket bearers.

ZAZELENCHUK - Peter of Kamsack, Sask. born April 6, 1909 in the Stornoway District, Saskatchewan passed away May 4, 2002 at the age of 93 in Kamsack. Peter is survived by his three sons, Harry (Sylvia) Zazelenchuk of Aldergrove, British Columbia, Stanley (Jean) Zazelenchuk of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Richard (Judy) Zazelenchuk of Wroxton, Saskatchewan; and four grandchildren. Peter is predeceased by his wife, Pauline; parents, Harry and Mary Zazelenchuk (nee Ostapowich); infant son, William; brother, John Zazelenchuk; and sisters, Lena Matechuk, Annie Wakaryk, and Rose Babiuk. Prayer services on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 7:00 PM at the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home, Kamsack. Funeral Services on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 10:00 AM at the Chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home, Kamsack. Pallbearers were Eddy Danyluk, Ronald Becker, Jerry Koroluk, Dirwin Larson, Andy Woroschuk and Mervin Eftoda. Interment in the Yorkton City Cemetery Yorkton, Sask.

ZORIAN - Mary (nee Achtemichuk) was born on November 5, 1908 in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Mike and Lena (nee Teslek) Achtemichuk. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at the New Canadian School. After her education and working in the district she was united in marriage to John W. Zorian on August 10, 1930. John was a Pool agent in the Hamton district while Mary looked after the household and their son Wes. After John had completed his work with the Pool the couple moved to Kamsack where they operated a business. At this time Mary became employed at the Kamsack Hospital and also as a grocery clerk. The couple then moved to Yorkton making this their retirement home on Logan Cresent. Mary at this time worked at the Drive Inn Movies as a cashier. In the spring of 2000 Mary became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home until her passing on Friday October 18, 2002. She was 93 years of age. During her life Mary always liked to remain active. Besides always working she also loved to bowl (which she has many trophies to prove her skill), enjoyed playing cards, knitting, quilt making, gardening and doing fancy needlework. She and John also loved to travel. Mary leaves to mourn her passing her husband John. A son Wesley of Waterloo, Ont. Grandchildren Brad and his wife Alisson, Stacey Zorian; great grandchildren Bronwyn and Colin all of Waterloo, Ont. A sister Effie Sasyniuk of Kamsack and a sister-in-law Lena of Kamsack. Mary was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Diane in 1996; brothers John Achtymichuk and Jake Achtymichuk; sister Martha and her husband Tony Derkatch; and brother-in-law Mike Sasyniuk. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, October 21, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mel Keeble of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The internment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane with Cliff Tornberg, Brad, Stacey and Wes Zorian serving as Casket Bearers.



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