ABELLO - Genevieve Theresa "Jean" (nee Harty), our beloved mother, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2009 at the Regina Lutheran Home in Regina at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband, Constant in 1988; and son, Andrew (Audrey) in 1991; she is also predeceased by five brothers: Andrew, Henry, Wendell, Joseph and Leonard Harty; three sisters: Rose Robertson, Regina Balog and Rita Fluter; and sisters-in-law: Agnes, Frieda and Shirley Harty. Jean is survived by her children: one son, Valentine (Sandra) of Edmonton; daughters: Mary-Ann Dube (Albert), Yvonne Schalk (Edwin) of Regina, Bernadette Schalk (Herbert) and Charlene Douglas (Dave) of Moose Jaw; foster children: Bob Abello (Gale) of Surrey, Laurie Mayer (Jeff) of Lac La Biche and Dale Kennedy of Calgary; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers: Paul (Rose), Adam (Florence), Alphonse (Clara), Ted, Tony (Hilda) and Bert (Marion); sister, Lea Gessell (Fred); sisters-in-law, Rita and Phyllis Harty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was born at Sedley, SK on March 28, 1915. She was a devoted wife and mother whose interests always revolved around her family. She enjoyed designing clothes, sewing for her family and making quilts for her grandchildren. Jean was kind and gentle and spunky. She had a sense of humor and an inner wisdom which her children loved and respected. Jean enjoyed singing in the Seniors Choir when she lived in Embury Heights. They performed at many seniors locations around the city. She was a member of the CWL for 69 years. Prayers will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:30 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. The family wish to thank the administration and staff of the Regina Lutheran Home who took such loving care of our mother for the last six years.
ADAMS - James Elwyn "Jamie", formerly of Weyburn and Sedley, SK, passed away peacefully at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre on Sunday, September 8, 2002 at the age of 36 years. Predeceased by his grandparents; brother Jonathan in 1995; and infant brother in 1956. He is survived by his parents Joe and Dorothy Adams of Sedley, SK; brothers Jeff of Bragg Creek, AB, and Joel (daughter Falon) of Cochrane, AB; sisters Jennifer of Regina and Carol (Alex) and children Jackson, Danny and Nahanni of Yellow Knife, N.W.T.; and foster sister Ashley at home. The Memorial Mass will be held in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Louis Abello and Rev. Peter Pham, concelebrating. Interment will follow at the Parish Cemetery in Sedley. The family would also like to thank the staff of Weyburn Group Homes and 2-5 and M-6 at Wascana for their loving care of James during his stay.
ADAMS - Joseph John "Joe", late of Sedley, SK passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2008, 11 days short of his 83rd birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Lena Adams; brother, Martin; an infant son in 1956; and sons, Jonathan in 1995 and Jamie in 2002; Joe is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of almost 54 years; sons, Jeff of Bragg Creek, AB and Joel (Val) of Cochrane, AB; daughters, Jennifer of Regina, Carol (Blake) of Yellowknife, NWT; foster daughter, Ashley of Regina; grandchildren, Falon Adams and Jackson, Daniel and Nahanni Morin; brothers, Peter of Regina and Rudi of BC; sisters, Helen Benedik of Denver, CO, Mary Weismiller of Willow Bunch and Doris (Rochus) Klein of Regina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sedley Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
ADAMS - Magdalena "Lena". On Monday, September 25, 2000 Magdalena Adams, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the age of 96 years. The good Lord ended her suffering and took her home. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, sisters and husband Percy in 1969, son Martin in 1998 and grandson Johnathan. Lena is survived by her sons Joseph (Dorothy) of Sedley, Peter, Rudie and Wayne (Loreen) Krieger, all of Regina; daughters Helen Benedick of Denver, Colorado, Mary (Frank) Weismiller of Willow Bunch and Doris (Rochus) Klein of Regina; daughter-in-law Audrey and sister-in-law Helen Neisz of Regina, twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK. Interment will follow in Sedley Cemetery.
BAKER - Catherine Baker, late of Radville, SK. passed away on Monday, November 13, 2000 at the age of 86 years. Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at Hastings-Dionne Funeral Chapels, Radville, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Radville, SK. Father Brian Meredith presiding. Interment: Sedley Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
BAKER - Leonard, (June 4, 1914 - April 24, 2008) passed away peacefully and courageously after a battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents John and Rose (Schweiger) Baker; three brothers and three sisters; daughter and son-in-law Helen and Cec Coupal; son-in-law Edward Leier. He leaves to mourn, Florence, his wife of 68 1/2 years; daughter Jean Leier; son Bob (Eleanore); eight grandchildren; fourteen greatgranddaughters; four great-greatgranddaughters; In-laws Eddie and Gladys Pare; Jeanette and Wilf Lake; Terry and Leo Eberts. We wish to express our gratitude to Major Sharon McDonough, Dr. Surtie, Palliative Care Units of the Pasqua and Wascana Grace Hospice, Home Care team for the compassionate care given to Leonard and the family. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:30 A.M at the Little Flower R.C Church, 420 College Ave., Regina, SK. Interment to follow at Sedley Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
BAST - Gabriel Joseph Bast, late of Sedley, SK. With sadness the family announces the death of Gabriel Joseph Bast (age 72 years) who was called home from the field by God on Friday November 4th, 2011. Waiting for him at Heaven's Gate are his parents Peter Paul and Odelia Bast, infant sister Florence, son Jonathan, and his special Aunts and Uncles. Left to honour his memory and mourn his passing are Claire, his loving wife of 45 years, sons Andrew; Michael (Esther) grandsons Jonaus and Noah; Daniel (Tammy) granddaughter Rachel and grandson Gabriel; 5 sisters Christina (Gordon) Krismer; Bernice Bast; Marguerite (Claude) Mondor; Elaine Connaughty (Weightman); Dorothy Bast; Aunt Clara Cranston (Ontario) and Aunt Clara Bast (Red Deer); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers will be on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sedley Church. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church in Sedley, Sask. on Thursday November 10 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Louis Abello presiding.
BAST - Kenneth B. On Sunday, December 23, 2007 Kenneth B. Bast, late of Regina, SK passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 69 years. Predeceased by his mother Rose Wasylenki, father John J. Bast and sister Ellen, Ken is survived by his loving wife Fran, daughter Guylaine, son Darcy, brother Bill of Edmonton, sisters Mary Louise of Edmonton and Rose Marie (Larry) Anderson of Regina and several nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant.
BECHARD - Ailene (nee Schwab). Our "Grama Dynamite's" spark went out on the morning of Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital with her grandson by her side. Born January 26, 1931 she was predeceased in 1999 by her husband of 50 years Norman, her sisters Beatrice and Iris (Darwin), her brothers Johnny, Lloyd (Kate) and Carlton (Lena), her grandson Kirk in 1993 and her close friend Bill Cozman. She is survived by her daughter Lynn (Dieter) Pelzer, son Gregory (Sharon) Bechard, grandchildren James (Erin) Pelzer, Kelly (Susan) Pelzer, Cortne (Brian Johnston) Pelzer, Brandy Bechard, Aimee (Shane) Geysen, and Dean Bechard; she will also be missed by her great-grandchildren Aurora, Jordon, Chandler, Kale, Tucker, Korbin, Jade, Kaeden, Benett and Mitchell. Also left to celebrate her life is her very special Niece Gail Schoenthaler and family as well as many other nieces and nephews from the Schwab and Bechard families. Grandma lived her life to the absolute fullest, on her terms and with no apologies. She was married in 1949 to Norman Bechard and over their 50 years together they farmed, owned a construction/road building company and owned and operated a gas station & restaurant. They enjoyed their many years at Katepwa Lake with family and numerous close friends, and throughout their life they were snowbirds deciding after retirement to stay half the year in Mesa, AZ. Please join us in celebrating Aileneís life on Saturday April 6, 2013 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home 2080 East Victoria Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan at 1:00 p.m. with a lunch to follow. Interment will be at a later date (too much snow).
BECHARD - Evelyn (nee Hall) August 29, 1932 - May 8, 2013. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn Bechard formerly of Sedley, Sask. Predeceased by her parents Mildred and Milton Hall; brother Ronald Hall; brothers-in-law Roland Lefebvre, Don Galan and nephew Danny Lefebvre; she leaves to honour and celebrate her life Leonard Bechard her loving husband of 57 years; her daughters Carmen Dybwad (Don Havelock) and Leanne (Steve) Lucyk and the grandchildren she so adored and who in return adored her, Anne-Marie Dybwad, Jeff Lucyk, Madeleine Lucyk and Chris (Laura) Lucyk. Evelynís passing leaves to mourn her siblings Marlene (Gordon) Galan, Priscilla Galan and Charles (Connie) Hall and in-laws Alfred (Rose) Bechard, Blanche Lefebvre, Robert (Aileen) Bechard and Eloise (Jean-Claude) Morneau and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Geographically she may not have moved far from having grown up on a dairy farm at McLean and then moving not so many miles away to a grain farm at Sedley, but the range of her intellect and knowledge was far reaching. A voracious reader she made light work of the Encyclopedia Britannia A-Z, cover to cover - which no doubt contributed to her ability to complete flawlessly, in ink, the most difficult crossword puzzles and defeat all comers at Scrabble. Her cooking and sewing skills were legendary (her pies were most sought after at the local Fall Supper) and lovingly passed them along to her grandchildren. It was a privilege to know her, to call her wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed but never forgotten. And just so there is no mistake: St. Peter, when she arrives at your Pearly Gates the code word is 'Granky' and she above all others deserves to be admitted. Evelyn's last days were made comfortable by the exceptional staff at the Regina General Hospital, in particular the nurses on 5A (Sheila you were our rock), SICU and 6A, whose compassion and care are very much appreciated by her family
BECHARD - Ida Amelia (nee Trudeau). On Saturday, November 15, 2003 Ida passed away peacefully at the Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 79 years. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Aurele; her parents, Jean Baptiste Trudeau and Lucienne Morin. She is survived by her brothers, Sylvan (Leona) Trudeau and Rene (Charmaine) Morin; sisters, Yvonne (Albert) Hellyer and Cecille (Wayne) Evenson. She is also survived by one daughter, Charlaine (Terry) Zborowski; one granddaughter, Janelle (Andrew) and one great grandson, Carter. A Memorial Service in Ida's honour will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley, SK.
BECHARD - Germaine (nee Rose) October 9, 1916 - November 8, 2012. Germaine passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 8, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Jerome; her son Gilles; her parents Lord and Marie Rose; brother Romeo (Suzanne) Poissant and her sister Juliette (Paul) Bechard. Left to cherish her memory are her son Clem (Diane) and their children Michelle (Darren ) Brooke, Haley and Riley Carroll, Lise (Grant) Katelyn and Dawson Fuller, Jerome (Rhonda) Alex and Kiley Bechard, Martin (Marlyss) Mackenzie and Rylan Bechard and AD Bechard; her daughter Jocelyne (Al) Ash and their children Francine (Ray) Amanda, Stefanie (Mike) and their children Emery, Liam and Charliee; Sam (Blair) and Ben Flahr, Jackie (Craig) Kertai, Gisele Ash (Grant) Scott (Dani) Abby Ash. Her son Come (Jackie) and their children Beau Bechard and Garrett (Tanya) Ava and Mya Bechard; her daughter-in-law Pat Bechard (Desmond) and her children Che (Sarah) Cole and Nora Bechard, Kelly (Scott) and Cohen Doyle. She is also survived by close family, nieces and nephews and their families. Germaine grew up on a farm near Riceton. She then married Jerome in 1936 and moved to the family farm near Lajord, SK. Was a CWL member for over 50 years at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Sedley, SK. She moved to Regina in 1995 following Jeromeís death. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sedley, SK on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Louis Abello officiating.
BECHARD - Paul Emile Bechard (July 20, 1918 - August 31, 3011). Fr. Paul, priest of Madonna House Aposolate died peacefully on August 31, 2011 at Our Lady of the Visitation St. Mary's in Combermere, On. This year celebrating 66 years of priesthood. Born in Sedley, Sask. he is predeceased by his parents Exupere and Marie Louise (Gibeau) Bechard, brothers Gabreil. Marcelle, Jerome and Dr. Jean Benoit. Left to mourn Fr. Paul is niece Jocelyne (Al) Ash, Pat Bechard (Desi), nephews Clement (Diane), Come (Jackie), Jean Gilles (Nadine) Bechard, sister-in-law Germaine and Lise also several grand & great nephews and nieces. Mass celebrated Sept 5, 2011 at Madonna House St. Mary Chapel, interment at Madonna House cemetery.
BITZ - Angelina (nee Ell) passed away at Parkside Extendicare on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 97 years. Predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1965; infant son, Charles in 1944; brother and sister-in-law, Henry (1965) and Mary (1959) Ell; sister and brother-in-law, Katherine (1997) and Peter (1980) Bitz; and sister-in-law, Margaret Ell in 2001. Angelina is survived by her brother, John Ell; two sisters, Mary Dunford and Amelia Roche; four daughters, Monica Anklewich of Delta, BC; Sister Marie Bitz of Saint John, NB, Angela (Bill) Schluchter of Regina and Gwen (Ken) Schmidt of Vancouver, BC; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Angelina was born in Sedley, SK in 1910 and moved to the Holdfast district in 1912 with her parents and two siblings. In 1935, Angelina married Frank Bitz and they farmed in the Holdfast district until 1958 when they moved into Regina. Angelina has resided at Parkside Extendicare since 1999. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue with Sister Mel Hruska presiding. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank all the staff at Parkside Extendicare for the care given to Angelina for the past eight years.
BRENNAN - Frank Brennan of Kelowna B.C. late of Sedley, Sk. Passed away on March 29, 2013. Predeceased by his parents and his wife Vera. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Grace, Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK. Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:30 am Rev. Father Louis Abello officiating. Interment to follow at Sedley R.C. Cemetery.
BURTON - Ian Ferguson. It is with fond memories that we announce the passing of Ian on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the age of 50 years. He will be lovingly remembered by daughter Arian Ross; grandson Jacob Ross, mother Norma, sisters Helen and Janet (Dennis) as well as many other family and friends. A private graveside service will take place in Sedley, Saskatchewan.
BUTTON - Rhonda Marie (nee Klein), cherished wife of Tim Button, was born on January 2, 1978 and went home to her heavenly Father on August 12, 2005 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dearly loved daughter of Harvey and Gloria Klein of Francis, Saskatchewan; loving sister of Tracy and Rich Edmison (Kyle and Sarah), Audrey and Chris Grealish (Chloe and Liam), Bonnie and Donovan Carroll (Matthew, Miranda, Rebecca and Anna), Kevin and Shannon Klein (Kailey) and Jennifer Klein and her fiance Kevin Ward. Rhonda was predeceased by her grandparents, Tony and Anna Klein and will remain forever in the hearts of her surviving grandparents, Steve and Theresa Deck. Rhonda brought great joy to the family of her husband, Tim. She is the treasured daughter-in-law of Karen Button, London and John and Debbie Button, Morpeth. She was a very special sister-in-law to Claire Button and Geoff Matthews. Rhonda was predeceased by grandparents-in-law Jim and Nancy Button and brought much love to surviving grandparents-in-law, Frank and Marion Mills. Rhonda was a graduate of the Royal Military College in Kingston and served her country loyally including a tour of duty with the NATO peace keeping forces in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Hercegovina. Rhonda will be greatly missed by her many childhood friends, her military classmates and colleagues, many aunts, uncles, cousins and all of Tim's extended family and friends. Rhonda lived her life to the fullest and she and Tim found their greatest joy in their marriage and in the short life they had together. Tim was by Rhonda's side throughout her illness. Rhonda loved giving to people in need and it was her heart's desire to find ways to serve and help those less fortunate. In lieu of flowers, Tim, Harvey, Gloria and Rhonda and Tim's families would be honoured if her memory was recognized by donations to the Soul's Harbor Mission House, Box 24025, 1762 Broad St., Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 4J8. Appreciation is extended to all of our Ontario family, friends and colleagues whose prayers, calls and kind gestures of support have sustained Rhonda and her loved ones during the past eleven weeks. A Memorial Service to celebrate Rhonda's life was held at CFB Petawawa. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 21, 2005 at Sedley Gymnasium, Sedley, Saskatchewan with Alfred Bechard officiating. Interment to follow.
CONNERY - Helen Louise (nee Milligan) was born on March 9, 1922, and passed away peacefully with her son Don and granddaughter Shayna by her side, on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Predeceased by her parents Manuel and Gladys Milligan and her husband W. J. Helen leaves to cherish her memory her son Donald (Gladis) and granddaughter Shayna. Also surviving are brother Chuck (Helen) and sisters: Edna and Virgie; plus numerous nieces, nephews and very special friends. In her life, Helen enjoyed many years on "the farm" at Sedley through her love of nature and her family. Please join us in celebrating her life and birthday on Friday, March 9, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens.
CONNERY - Leslie James. The family of Leslie James "Les" Connery are sad to announce his passing on Sunday, January 20, 2002. He was born April 25, 1922 on the family farm at Sedley. Les was predeceased by his parents: Alex and Ila; two brother: W.J. and Alvin; sister Meda; and sister-in-law Helen. Les is survived by his loving wife Ella of 51 years; three sons: Bill (Barbara), Garth (Ila Gae), and Barry (Diane); nine grandchildren: James (Darcy) Connery, Rhonda (Robb) Brockman, Candace (Rob) Mitchell, Carla (Chad) Sawatzky, Mark Connery, Devon Connery, Leah Connery, Curtis Connery, Kylee Connery; three great-grandchildren: Laurie and Matthew Mitchell and Jenna Connery; brother-in-law Gordon Merriam; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Service of remembrance will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Friday, January 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jan Temple-Jones officiating. Family interment will take place at the Tyvan Cemetery.
CREPEAULT - Margaret (nee Klein) February 6, 1926 - March 4, 2010. With saddened hearts, we say goodbye to our dear sister Margaret, who passed away on March 4th, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph; brothers Bishop Francis Klein, Ambrose, Bartholomew, Fred and Hubert; Sisters Annie Schlosser and Mildred MacMillan. Margaret is survived by her brothers Andrew (Cecilia), Peter and Rochus (Doris), sisters Marie Karr and Caroline Runge as well as many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Sedley, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Louis Abello celebrant. Interment to follow at the Sedley Cemetery.
COUPAL - Annie (nee Harsche) passed away peacefully on Thursday August 8, 2002 at the age of 81. Predeceased by her husband Rene (1974), her daughter Vivienne (1941), 3 brothers Edmond, Philip and Johnny and 1 sister Genevieve. Annie is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Clermont (Helen) Coupal, and their sons Scott (Linda); Curtis and his children Amanda and Geoffery; Marilyn (Robert) Gendur and their sons Ian and Brian (Minette); Irene (Sam) Connaughty and their daughters Shannon (Curtis) Stange, their children Jordan, Sam, and Maureen (Mark) Kenyon; Shirley Buller, her children Nancy (Roger) Schwarz, and their children Alexander and Nicole; Michael and his son Jason, Bernadette (George Sanson) Obrigewitsch and her son Troy (Brenda) and their son Cody; Renee (Robert) Woytuik and their children Danielle and Shane; Celeste (Kelly) Zander and their children Craig, Myles, Ashton, Brandon and Kayleen. Annie grew up in Sedley. In 1938 she married Rene, and dedicated her life to her family. She worked side by side with Rene at Coupal's Esso in Lajord; retiring to Regina in 1974. When Rene passed away in November of 1974, Annie decided to continue her career with Denro Management until 1989. Annie volunteered at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home for many years and devoted these years to helping the residents she considered as her friends. She will always be remembered as our `Hero of the Week'. At 81 years of age she continued to take her strength, compassion, honor, love, generosity and quite often her baking to everyone she loved. Each day started by helping her friends at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Prayers will be held Monday, August 12, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Father Riffel will be officiating at the funeral service to be held Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home.
COUPAL - Clermont "Cec" 1938 - 2004. Cec passed away on Saturday July 17th, 2004 in Sedley, Sask. at a family gathering. Funeral Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, North Battleford, Sask.
COUPAL - Gabriel (1916 - 2012). We are saddened to announce the passing of our loved one, Gabriel "Gabe" Coupal, formerly of Sedley, Saskatchewan; Mesa, Arizona; and most recently, Regina on Monday April 2nd, 2012 at the age of 95. Gabe was predeceased by his parents Hermas and Adele (Lefebvre) of Sedley; his brothers Jean Paul (Dorothy Moss) and Gaston (Mary Campbell); sisters Jeanine and Lucille (Art Comeau) and survived by his youngest brother Bernard "Nippy" (Jeanne Beaudry); loving wife of 67 years Vera (Eastley); six loving and appreciative children: Danny, Maurice (Virginia Sakundiak), Linda (Arnold Skulmoski), Gailene (Lionel Kambeitz), Jerome (Shirley Douglas), and Tina (Wayne Douglas); fourteen grandchildren who called him Pappy; and eight great- grandchildren. Gabe spent many happy hours in his grandchildrenís company, introducing them to many of lifeís joys, such as flying, farming, and ice cream cones. Gabe was very proud of his family. He was also a caring supportive uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Gabeís life was full of activity. As a young lad, he was an excellent scholar and well read. However, he chose to leave school, St. Canisius, at Easter time in grade 12. He told many stories of his journey to Victoria in 1934 to join the Navy and continuing his adventures by "riding the rails" across Canada, finding work on several farms along the way. He then worked at the Federal elevator in his hometown of Sedley for several years before finally enlisting in the RCAF in 1939. After flight training in Saskatchewan and England, Gabe was deployed as a pilot of a Blenheim Bomber to Gibraltar, North Africa, Malta, and India - earning the Burma Star, the Africa Star and the India Star campaign medals. His main contribution as "our" Canadian war hero was the bombing of Japanese freighters in the Bay of Bengal during World War II. Gabe renewed his love for flying in 1968 and enjoyed piloting his own Piper Comanche, taking many trips with his family until the early 1980s. His flying legacy lives on in several of his grandsons, including one who is a skilled crop dusting pilot. On July 26, 1944, Gabe married Vera Eastley who was serving as a WREN at Navy HQ in Ottawa. In 1945, Gabe began his life-long career as a farmer in Bechard, SK, and then in 1952 began farming near Sedley, SK where he & Vera created a home for their family. Gabe also worked on the construction of Highway 33 through Sedley and the town skating rink, first tennis court and the curling rink. He served on the Rink Board and was a founding member and Vice President of the Sedley Credit Union established to help local farmers obtain funds to purchase land. Gabe enjoyed a variety of activities, including curling, golfing, playing poker with the boys, fishing, boating, water-skiing, cycling, and reading. Gabe particularly loved to walk and was still walking up to the last week of his life. His love of reading showed in the many books and magazines available in the home, which inspired his family towards achievements in public service and business. Gabe was a classy guy who lived by the virtues of duty, loyalty, persistence, and understanding, all with a sense of humour and a lightness of spirit. He made good choices and stood by them. Thanks for all the wonderful memories of you, GabeÖDadÖPappyÖFLY HIGH. Thank you to all the caring staff on the Alzheimerís ward at Santa Maria, who didnít know Dad as well as we did due to his Alzheimerís. A private graveside service was held at the Field of Honour, Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012.
COUPAL - Helen Rose (nee Baker) of North Battleford, Sask. passed away at the Saskatoon City Hospital on November 15, 2004 at the age of 64 years. Helen is survived by her two sons; Scott (Linda) of Stony Plain, Alta.; Curtis and his children, Amanda and Geoffrey of North Battleford, Sk.; her parents Leonard and Florence Baker of Sedley Sk., sister Jean Leier of Sedley Sk.; and brother Robert (Eleanore) of Sedley, Sk.; Sisters in law: Marilyn (Bob) Gendur of Victoria, B.C., Irene (Sam) Connaughty of Sedley, Shirley Buller of Calgary, Bernadette (George) Sanson of McLean, Rene (Rob) Woytuik and Celeste (Kelly) Zander both of Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Cec on July 17, 2004. A Memorial service will be held on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Calasanctius Roman Catholic Church in North Battleford, Sk.
DECK - Gordon, October 9, 1932 - October 30, 2005. Suddenly, on October 30, 2005, Gordon passed away at the age of 73. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Katherine Deck. Gordon will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 48 years Eileen; sons Drew (Janice), Mike (Sandee); daughters Leslie (Brian, Andrea and Jesse), Tracey (Martin) Rakar; grandchildren Martin, Kevin, Dustin, Devon, Danielle, Ryan, Adam, Matthew, and Hannah. He will also be missed and fondly remembered by his siblings Beatrice Mildenberger, Dianne (Clem) Bechard, Ken (Joan) and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Gordon was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan, and moved to Regina where he worked for CKCK Television. He moved to Winnipeg in 1966 and worked for CBC until his retirement in 1992. In his younger years Gordon was an accomplished hockey and baseball player. He loved being in his "second home", his garage; tackling any one of many projects he had on the go. He had a great sense of humour, enjoyed a great game of cards, and will be remembered for his tenacity, kindness and compassion. Gordon "Pops" was devoted to his family; he gave of himself and asked nothing in return. The family would like to thank the first responders, the emergency staff at the Health Sciences Centre, Dr. T. Minish, nurses Lori and Juneanne and Father Glofcheski. A memorial service will be held on Friday November 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. with a reception to follow.
DECK - Katherine Martha (nee Myers) passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the age of 89 years. Kay was predeceased by her husband Martin; three brothers: John, Max and Tony; sister Francesca; and great-granddaughter Christine Wolfe. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Beatrice (Lawrence) Mildenberger, Gordon (Eileen) Deck, Ken (Joan) Deck; Dianne (Clem) Bechard; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister Mary Whitman, sisters-in-law Rose Stoppler and Annie Myers. A MEMORIAL MASS will be held at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK, on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant.
DECK - Rose Catherine Deck, late of Weyburn, SK passed away August 16, 2011, at the age of 99 years. Prayers will be held on Sunday August 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Father Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Funeral mass for Rose will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Father Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment to follow in the family plot in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
DECK - Theresa Mary (nee Mildenberger). Mom went home to be with her Lord and Saviour early Sunday morning, January 14th, 2007 at the age of 84 years. She passed away peacefully surrounded by love with her husband and children by her side. Theresa was born on February 15th, 1922 to Alex and Rosina Mildenberger and raised on a farm near Sedley, SK. She was the fifth of nine children. After completing high school she went to teachers college in Regina and taught at Blumenfeld, Friedenthal and Andriasheim schools. In 1945 she married Steve Deck. Together they farmed near Sedley for thirty-seven years and raised their ten children. They sold the farm in 1982 and started the next phase of their life in a newly built home in Sedley. Over the next twenty years she enjoyed retirement by traveling, gardening, painting, fishing, doing crafts, playing cards, crocheting afghans for her grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Mom kept the camper ready to go at a moments notice. Everyone was guaranteed a fine meal and a lively card game when visiting. In the fall of 2004, Mom and Dad made their move to Regina where they continued their retirement by making more new friends, playing cards and enjoying their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Theresa was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Johnny (infant), Wendelin, Lawrence and granddaughter Rhonda Button (nee Klein). She leaves us now, but her legacy will continue through her husband Steve and children Bernard (Leone), Jim (Gayle), Gloria Klein (Harvey), Angela Wright (Percy), Daniel (Marlene), Anita, Arnie (Rhonda), Frank (Gayle), Teresa Schellenberg (Jerry) and Will (Lisa); twentyseven grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren; as well as her brothers George (Jean) Mildenberger, Leo (Sally) Mildenberger; sisters Rose (John) Tymura, Sister Johanna Mildenberger and Sister M. Colombiere; sisters-in-law Clara Mildenberger and Beatrice Mildenberger; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be dearly remembered and missed by many. "Special thanks and appreciation to all the doctors, nurses and special care givers at the General and Pasqua Hospitals, We-Care, Parkside Extendicare and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. " Prayers will be held on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 at 7:30 P.M. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 2026 Winnipeg St., Regina, SK at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 18th, 2007 at 2:30 P.M. in Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Fr. L. Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Sedley Cemetery.
DENIS - Magdelina (nee Uhrich) Denis of Taber, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Denis, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2005 at the age of 100 years. Maggie was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan on August 8, 1905. She married Joseph Denis on February 18, 1924. They moved to Taber in 1941 where she resided until the time of her passing. On August 8, 2005, Maggie, along with her family and friends, celebrated her 100th birthday. This truly was a joyful occasion, as her life revolved around her family and friends. For the past ten years Maggie has been a resident of Clearview Lodge. Maggie is survived by seven of her nine children: Josephine Graham of Calgary, Martha (Frank) Firkola of High River, William (Bonnie) of Spruce Grove, Frank (Julie) of Langley, B.C., James (Anne) of Richmond, B.C., Ben (Helen) of Squamish, B.C. and Tom (Pat) of Lacombe; numerous grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a sister Catherine Seitz of Vancouver. Besides her husband Joseph she was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law Kay and Phil Dukart, son and daughter-in-law Adam and Mildred, daughter-in-law Ramona Denis and son-in-law Dave Graham. Relatives and friends are invited for Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006-48 Ave., Taber on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009-48 Ave., Taber on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk SDS Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden
DETERS - Alfred Carl, late of Sedley, Sask. died peacefully at Grace Hospice, Regina on Monday, September 5th, 2005 at the age of 85 years after surviving cancer for 23 years. He was predeceased by Regina, his loving wife of 53 years; his brothers Gerald, Oscar, and Fred; and his sisters Ida and Klema. Alfred is survived by his sister Blanche Luttmerding of Armstrong, BC and by five children: Bernard Deters, Edmonton, AB; Louise (Bob) Krewusik, Grand Cache, AB; Alison Deters, Regina, SK; Susan (Ken) Feltin, Emerald Park, SK; Jim (Jan) Deters, Leduc, AB. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the special joys of his life his grandchildren: Quincy, Karl, Kelan, and Kurt Deters and their mom, Barb Deters; Rob and Devin (Michelle) Krewusik; Kenda (Dave) Nelson, Bobbi (Marc) Paolini, Laura Kambeitz (Scott Watkins), Jennifer Kambeitz and their dad, Jim Kambeitz; Christopher Feltin (Alison Borrajo), Bryan (Laurel) Feltin, Cameron Feltin (Robin Moen); Michael and Steven Deters; and five great grandchildren: Spencer Deters, Renee and Jade Nelson, Joseph Paolini, and Cale Krewusik. Alfred was born in Czechoslovakia on March 28, 1920 and immigrated to Canada in 1929. He spent most of his life in the Sedley area and was a well-known and respected businessman, farmer, and community pillar. He was an avid curler and a long-time Roughrider and Blue Jays fan. He served on the Sedley Village Council, Credit Union Board, Rink Board, Optimist Club, and he was the mayor of Sedley for a number of years. He cherished his family above all and appreciated the companionship and support of so many good friends. An invitation is extended by the family to celebrate Dad's memory at a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley with Fr. Louis Abello presiding. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital or to Grace Hospice at William Booth Care Home. The family extends sincere gratitude for the care and compassion extended to Dad by Dr. Whittick, by Joan and staff at the Hillsdale Personal Care Home, and by the nurses and staff at the Pasqua Hospital and Grace Hopice.
DORNSTAUDER - Alex John, formerly of Sedley, passed away peacefully at Country Lane Care Home in Pilot Butte, SK. on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004. Predeceased by his wife, Eleanor; one daughter Marie Moe and one infant granddaughter Leann. Alex is survived by his children: Jim (Geraldine) Dornstauder of Calgary, Carol (Norman) Deutscher of Meadow Lake, Ken (Linda) Dornstauder of Pilot Butte and son-in-law Doug (Pauline) Moe of Surrey, BC; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Prayers will be said at 8:30 P.M. on Friday, April 30 in the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, celebrant. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Regina, SK.
DUNNING - Kathleen "Kitty" Marion passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 93 years, after a wonderful Christmas Day with her family at Gray, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Ernie on January 8, 2005. Kitty will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Cherry (Morgan) Williamson and Crystal (Barry) Frisk; grandsons Shane (Jinny) Brunas and great granddaughters Sophie and Phoebe; and Todd (Janice) Brunas and great grandsons Carter and Hayden; sister Tessa (Dusty) Howell of Regina, SK; sister-in-law Lorna Hames of Victoria, BC; and the extended family of 8 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kitty was born on a farm near Sedley, SK and attended school at Sacred Heart Academy in Regina and Saint Michael's in Brandon, MB. In 1932, she arrived in Gray to help the Ed Livingstone family after the arrival of a new baby. Kitty found other employment in the area and on March 7, 1935 married Ernie Dunning. They enjoyed 70 years together in the Gray community and were life-long partners in farming and dancing. Kitty loved all sports and participated in softball and curling, assisted with CGIT and the Rink and Hall Board Committees. In 2003, Kitty and Ernie officially retired and moved to Marian Chateau in Regina. In April 2005, she moved to Erimus Personal Care Home where she resided until her death. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
DUPUIS - Margaret (nee Howell) passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the age of 71 years. Margaret was born in Weyburn, moved to Regina where she met and married Frank Puckall in 1953. In 1962, she married Gerard Dupuis and they farmed at Sedley until 1979. Upon retirement, they moved to Regina. Margaret had a zest for life, traveling to many locations in Canada, U.S., Australia and Kenya. She also enjoyed shopping, especially a 'good bargain'. She was predeceased by her parents William and Julianna Howell, her husbands Frank (1955) and Gerard (1994), infant daughter (1966), son Peter Puckall (2002), sister Lila in infancy, brothers George (2003) and Wesley (2004) and nephew Garth Culham (1969). Left to cherish Margaret is her sister Ann (Marshall) Culham, sistersin-law Hazel Howell and Eva Howell and brother-in law Matt Dupuis. Her nieces and nephews: Donna Howell and her children Heather and Devin; Ken (Barbara) Howell and their children Christopher and Alexa; Lloyd (Yvonne) Culham and their children Tim (Denise), Chad and Eldon; David Culham; Gerry (special friend Kathy) Culham; Dennis (Zee) Schuler; Diane Ford; and Lucreta (Dave) Barry. The family would like to thank all of her friends for their visits, prayers and special support. She will be truly missed by all who knew her as she had many friends in the community. She will be with us in spirit always. As per Margaret's request, there is no funeral service. Cremation will follow; dispersal of her remains will take place at a later date.
DUPUIS - Matthew Leopold passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Patrick (in infancy), Gerard and Rocque; sisters: Simone Shuler, Annette Feaviour, Paula Dupuis, and Patricia Dupuis; brothers-in-law: Russ Feaviour and Lawrence Shuler; sister-in-law Margaret Dupuis, and nephew Peter Puckall. Matt is survived by nephew Dennis (Zee) Shuler of Banff, AB; nieces: Diane Ford of Edmonton, AB; and Lucreta (Dave) Barry of Brooks, AB; and his closest friend and long-time neighbour Jacques Bechard of Sedley. Matt was born on April 23, 1920 in Sedley, SK, the youngest in a family of eight children born to Lucrece and Paul Dupuis. He received his education in Sedley, and with his brother Gerard, owned and operated Dupuis Brothers Farm near Sedley for many years. After Gerard's retirement in 1979, Matt continued to farm on his own until retiring in Sedley in 2000. He enjoyed traveling, golf, playing bridge, and telling jokes. Matt loved the warm sunshine of the Rio Grande Valley where he spent the last 23 winters at his second home in Mission, TX. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK, on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Louis Abello officiating. Burial to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.
DUPUIS - Margaret (nee Howell) Puckall Dupuis passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, at the age of 71 years. Margaret was born in Weyburn, moved to Regina where she met and married Frank Puckall in 1953. In 1962, she married Gerard Dupuis and they farmed at Sedley until 1979. Upon retirement, they moved to Regina. Margaret had a zest for life, traveling to many locations in Canada, U.S., Australia and Kenya. She also enjoyed shopping, especially a 'good bargain'. She was predeceased by her parents William and Julianna Howell, her husbands Frank (1955) and Gerard (1994), infant daughter (1966), son Peter Puckall (2002), sister Lila in infancy, brothers George (2003) and Wesley (2004) and nephew Garth Culham (1969). Left to cherish Margaret is her sister Ann (Marshall) Culham, sisters-in-law Hazel Howell and Eva Howell and brother-in law Matt Dupuis. Her nieces and nephews: Donna Howell and her children Heather and Devin; Ken (Barbara) Howell and their children Christopher and Alexa; Lloyd (Yvonne) Culham and their children Tim (Denise), Chad and Eldon; David Culham; Gerry (special friend Kathy) Culham; Dennis (Zee) Schuler; Diane Ford; and Lucreta (Dave) Barry. The family would like to thank all of her friends for their visits, prayers and special support. She will be truly missed by all who knew her as she had many friends in the community. She will be with us in spirit always. As per Margaret's request, there is no funeral service. Cremation will follow; dispersal of her remains will take place at a later date.
DUPUIS - Patricia Geraldine passed away peacefully October 15, 2003 at Pioneer Village. Formerly of Sedley, Patricia was a long time resident of Regina. She was predeceased by her brother Patrick in early childhood, sisters: Simone Shuler, Annette Feaviour and Paula; brothers: Gerard and Rocque and brother-in-law Russell. Patricia is survived by her brother Matthew, sister-in-law Margaret, brother-in-law Lawrence Shuler, nephew Dennis (Zee) Shuler, nieces Diane Ford and Lucreta (Dave) Barry, numerous cousins and her extended family at Pioneer Village. Special thanks to the staff at Pioneer Village and Dr. Segu. Patricia will be remembered for her gentle nature and beautiful smile. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Louis Abello celebrant.
EBERLE - Margaret Joann (nee Deis) Eberle passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 21, 2012. She was born at Sedley, SK on February 23, 1921. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1982; brothers John, Xavier, Sebastian and Steve; sisters Rose, Theresa, Madeline and Judy. She is survived by her sister Mary; and twin brother Chris (Agnes). Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters Marlene (Gilbert) Anderson and their children Stuart (Therese), Shelley (Peter) and Lisa; Anita (Wayne) Diewold and their children Holly, Cindy, Heather and Jason; Sheila (Tim) Flaman and their children Lee, Lesley and Kimberley (Greg; and two great-grandchildren Kelsey and Isabelle as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret's greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud of each and every one of them. Many thanks to the caregivers at Casa Bella Care Home. Their kindness and care meant so much to Mom in the year that she lived there. The Funeral Mass will be held at Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Barry Anwender, officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
ELL - Andrew. It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew announce his passing on February 25, 2002 at Weatherby Pavilion, Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. Andrew was born April 13, 1915 in Sedley, Saskatchewan from a family of 10. Andrew married Milli on October 17, 1939. They farmed in the Sedley area and later moved to Regina, eventually retiring in White Rock. He enjoyed camping trips and visits with his family. A devoted father, Andrew was predeceased by wife Milli and a daughter, he is survived by sons Bill (Rose), Tom (Lana) of Regina, Ron (Dolores) of Saskatoon, Richard (Deb) of Calgary, daughters Betsy (Milt) of Esterhazy and Mary Anne (Chris) of White Rock, along with 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 sister and 1 step brother. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 4. On the predetermined wishes of Milli and Andrew, he will rest in peace in Sedley, Saskatchewan, his birthplace. A Graveside Memorial Service for Andrew Ell, formerly of Regina, will be held at the Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Sedley, SK, on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Louie Abello officiating.
ELL - Mildred "Milli" (nee Seiferling). It is with great sadness that the family of Milli announce her passing on October 31, 2001 at Weatherby Pavilion, Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. Milli was born August 16, 1917 in Sedley, Saskatchewan from a family of 17. She completed her high schooling at Loretta Convent. Milli married Andrew Ell on October 17, 1939. They farmed in the Sedley area and later moved to Regina, eventually retiring in White Rock. A devoted mother, Milli raised seven children. She enjoyed camping trips and visits with her family. She was a member of the C.W.L. at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Predeceased by a daughter, she is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Andrew, sons Bill (Rose), Tom (Lana) of Regina, Ron (Dolores) of Saskatoon, Richard (Deb) of Calgary, daughters Betsy (Milt) of Esterhazy and Mary Anne (Chris) of White Rock, along with 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, six sisters and two brothers. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m. at Star of the Sea Church, White Rock, B.C.; officiated by Reverend Justin Trinidad and Father Ulric, O.F.M. Her son, Richard, will read the eulogy. Pallbearers will be sons Bill and Richard, son-in-law Chris Shepherd, grandsons Aaron and Ryan Shepherd, Chad Ell and friend Bruce Burley. Organist - Trudi Stammer. On the predetermined wishes of Milli and Andrew, following cremation, she will rest in peace in Sedley, Saskatchewan, her birthplace. A Graveside Memorial Service for Andrew & Milli Ell, formerly of Regina, will be held at the Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Sedley, SK, on Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Louie Abello officiating.
ELL - George John (Rev. Ulric), OFM passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC on September 18, 2003 at the age of 89. Born in Sedley, Saskatchewan, he entered the Franciscan Order in Quebec where he made his profession of vows on August 16, 1935. After completing seminary studies he returned to Regina, SK for his ordination to the priesthood, June 21, 1942. Fr. Ulric started his ministry as a teacher at St. Anthony's College in Edmonton before moving on to the ministryof his choice. He was much appreciated as pastor and formed many lasting friendships in Trail, BC; Lac Du Bonnet, MB; Edmonton, AB; Golden, BC; Vancouver, BC, and Winnipeg, MB. Fr. Ulric also gave some years to preaching missions in both BC and California. He retired to Victoria in 1999. Predeceased by four brothers, Canasius, Andrew, Jack, John and three sisters, Clementine, Sr. Casimir, Sr. Eugenia, he leaves to mourn sister, Em Seiferling; brothers Peter Ell, Robert (Beth) Ell as well as his Franciscan brothers. His spirit will live in the hearts and minds of his many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his love of family and his ability to accept new challengeslike building new churches and learning to ski in his later years. A celebration of life will be held at the Franciscan Friary chapel, 1076 Joan Crescent, on Sunday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held September 22 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Andrew's Cathedral, 740 View Street, Victoria. Interment at the Franciscan Cemetery, Mount St. Francis, Cochrane, AB. at a later date.
FERNER - Celestine 'Sally'. On July 31, 2010 Celestine Ferner of Regina, formerly of Sedley, passed away at the age of 94 years. Sally is survived by her siblings Doreen (Dan) Gafencu and Alois Ferner, her sisters-in-law Joanna Ferner and Jeanette Ferner, and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Godfrey Ferner, Barbara Zurowksi, Magdalena Wormsbecker, Peter Ferner, Edwin Ferner, Leo Ferner, Paul Ferner, Arnold Ferner, Edwin Ferner, and Norbert Ferner. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Caltholic Church, Sedley on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10:30 A.M.
FERNER - Edwin, late of Kamloops, BC, formerly of Sedley, SK. Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 2, 2004 at the age of 73 years.
FERNER - Eleanore (nee Dornstauder), late of Regina, SK., formerly of Sedley, SK., passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the age of 81 years with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard; parents, Christof and Caroline Dornstauder; brothers: William, John, Anton, Alex, Frank Nicholas, Joseph, Edward and Alfred Dornstauder and one sister, Elizabeth Weisgerber; Eleanore is survived by her daughters, Gail (Ken) Schick, Diana (Vern) Oswald and Marilyn (Kerry) Ofstie; son Bernard (Trish) Ferner; grandchildren: Cara, Kelly (Jacie), Scott (Amanda), Dan Schick, Mike (Kyla), Chris (Kendal) Oswald, Janel (Adam), Kent Ofstie, Mark (Jen), Paul and Dean Ferner; great grandchildren: Maddison, Hayden, Kyle, Karson, Payton and Kyran; brothers: Henry, Albert and Frank (Nora Ann) Dornstauder; sisters-inlaw, Wilma Buchanan and Eleanor Greene; and brother-in-law, Peter Klein. Special thanks to all Caregivers of Units 3 and 4 and Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Sedley Cemetery.
FERNER - Katherine Ferner passed away in Calgary, on Saturday, January 13, 2001 at the age of 78 years, after a lengthy illness. Katherine was born on a farm near Sedley Sask., and lived in Regina and Calgary. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul Peter, Peter, Godfrey, Paul and Arnold. She is survived by her sisters Barbara, Celestine, Madeline and Doreen, and by her brothers Leo, Alois, Edwin, and Norbert and by many nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel, (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340-4th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 11:00 A.M with the Rev. Jerome Dowling OMI, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery.
FERNER - Leo. On December 27, 2007, Leo Ferner of Regina, formerly of Sedley, passed away at the age of 86 years. Leo was born in the Sedley area and farmed there most of his life. He retired from farming and moved into Regina where he lived until his recent passing. Leo is survived by his children Garry (Linda) of Weyburn, Aaron of Calgary, Rhoda and Tim (Heather) both of Regina; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; siblings Celestine, Alois and Doreen (Dan) Gafencu; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents Gottfried and Isabella Ferner and his siblings: Peter Paul Ferner (in infancy), Godfrey Ferner, Barbara Zurowski, Magdelena Wormsbecker, Peter Ferner, Katherine Ferner, Paul Ferner, Arnold Ferner, Edwin Ferner, and Norbert Ferner. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East in Regina, with Reverend Kim Antosh officiating. Refreshments will follow. Interment will take place at a later date.
FERNER - Norbert, loving brother, died April 15, 2003 at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his parents, Gottfried and Isabelle; five brothers, Arnold (his soul mate), Peter in infancy, Peter, Godfrey and Paul; one sister, Katherine. He is survived by sisters, Barbara, Celestine, Magdalena and Doreen; brothers, Leo, Alois and Edwin (Jeanette); several nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Ray and Max. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. L. Abello officiating. Interment to follow in the Sedley R.C. Cemetery. Prayers will be said Friday, April 18, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. from the Chapel of Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, led by Rev. P. Pham.
FISCHER - Pius Joseph of Sedley, SK passed away peacefully following a short, courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, October 14, 2006. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 42 years, Joan; children Sidney (Chandra), Michael (Leah), Gregory (Tara), Murray (Angela), Joanne (Ryan Okerstrom), Christine (Joseph McLelland) and 12 very special grandchildren. Pius, eldest son of Fred and Mary, was born on May 9, 1938 in Macklin, SK and is survived by two sisters; Doreen and Amelia; five brothers; Jerry, Adolph, Richard, Robert and Neil. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Louis Abello at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. Interment will be held at Sedley Cemetery, Sedley, SK on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 11:00 A.M.
FLUTER - Rita (nee Harty). God came with his Angel wings to take Rita with him on September 28, 2001 at the age of 76 after a lengthy courageous battle with cancer. Rita was born at Sedley on July 9, 1925. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) June 5, 2001, her parents John and Elizabeth Harty, four brothers Andrew, Henry, Wendell and Joseph, two sisters Rose Robertson and Regina Balog. She is survived by her son Ken (Glenda), seven brothers and two sisters, Jean Abello, Paul (Rose), Adam (Florence), Lea Gessell (Fred) Alphonse, Ted (Shirley) Tony (Hilda) Bert (Marion) Leonard (Phyllis), as well as many nieces and nephews, and her best friend "Cindy" her pet dog. Rita was a very caring and loving person and will greatly be missed by her family and friends. Rita worked at Grey Nuns Hospital in the Sister's Dining Room for over 20 years, then was a child care provider and homemaker for many years. A special thanks to Dr. Hussain, Palliative Care, Pasqua 3D & 4A staff. We would also like to thank 5E at General Hospital. A special thanks to family and friends for all your support, especially Lea Gessell and Mary Bernaski. Visitation Monday, October 1, 2001 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Paragon Funeral Services, 521 Victoria Ave. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday October 2, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Ave., with Fr. Bill Mahoney as celebrant. Interment will follow the service in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
FRISCHHOLZ - Maryann (nee Lanz) passed away peacefully at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home with her family at her side on Monday, June 10, 2002. Maryann was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Joseph Frischholz; one daughter Marion Reiman; and one son-in-law Gerald Schaefer. Five sisters: Rose Menosa, Marisefa Fahlman, Brigetta Hoffart, Rosalinda Lanz, Seraphine Moyer, and Josephine Aspelliter; one brother Mike Lanz; and two step-brothers Jack and Frank Schaeffer. She is survived by her children: Margaret Schaefer of Regina, Tony (Theresa) of Minton, Conrad (Donna) of Minton, Leo (Pauline) of Regina, RoseMarie Frischholz of Regina; and one son-in-law Oran Reiman of Saskatoon. Also survived by her grand and great grandchildren Tim (Doreen) Schaefer; Ardis (James) Lukowich and children Jesse & Brittany; Jocelyn (Kevin) Schaefer-Roberts and daughter Maryanne; Linely Schaefer and daughter Kylee; Michelle Schaefer and children Jamie, Jenna & Shawn; Whitney (Shawn) Milligan and children Keegan & Eamon, Dean (Lenore) Frischholz and children, Jack & Jennifer, Linda and her children Katelynn, Jessica & Cole; Ron Frischholz; Perry (Michelle) Frischholz and children Joey & Shane; Melinda Oberkirsch and son Travis; Delwain Reiman, Victoria Reiman and children Amanda, Ryan, Alexandra & Jessica; Tammy (Brent) Topp and children Nicola & Daniel; Vonnie (Joey) Schmidt and children Chelsea & Leah; Gaylen Frischholz; Crystal (Brad) Sayers and son Kyler; Cordel Frischholz; Tanis Goddard; Rob (Bonnie) Frischholz and children Jesse & Corbin; Scott (Jill) Frischholz and children Hanna & Bridgette; Darcy (Sara) Frischholz. Maryann also leaves one sister Amelia Schlosser; step-brother Dave Schaeffer; sister-in-law Margaret Lanz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends Sandra Peat and Eileen Wagar. Maryann was born in Sedley, SK, on September 10, 1912. She married Joseph Frischholz on June 1, 1931. They lived on a homestead south of Minton until 1963 at which time they retired to Minton. In 1993, Maryann moved to Regina to live with her daughter Margaret until 1998 when she took up residence at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home. Mary held memberships with the C.W.L. for both Christ the King R.C. Church and St. Eugene R.C. Church. Maryann touched the lives of many over the last 89 years and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Prayers will be held on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home, 4215 Regina Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Eugene R.C. Church, Minton, SK, with Rev. Francis (Prince) Kurisinkal, Celebrant. Interment in Minton Chapel Grove Cemetery.
FUCHS - Helen (nee Knoll), late of Regina, passed away at the age of 90 on Friday, March 7, 2014. She was born in the Kendal, SK area on March 30, 1923. Helen was predeceased by her husband Alphonse Fuchs in 2003; parents, Jacob and Katherine Knoll; brothers, Martin (Florence) and John (Dorothy); sisters, Margaret, Rose (Joe) and Cecilia (Ken); and brother-in-law John. She is survived by her children, Loretta (Don), Alice, Jeanette (Gerry), Louise (Al) and Donna (Raymond); 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sister Marcella and brother-in-law John; as well as nieces and nephews. Helen and Alphonse married in April of 1947 and settled in the Sedley area to raise their family. In retirement they relocated to Regina. Special thanks goes to the care and comfort provided to Helen in her last years at Elmview Extendicare. Celebration of Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Ron Andree. Interment will be attended by immediate family only at Sedley, SK following the service.
GEREIN - Sister Canisia (Regina Johanna), late of Regina, Sask., died peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2002. She was born at Blumenfeld, Sedley. She joined to Ursuline Sisters at Vibank in 1925. Sister Canisia was predeceased by her father Anton Frank Gerein and her mother Magdalena Schlosser; also by her brothers Msgr. Frank, Judge Andy, Adam (Dave), John and her sisters Marianna (Sister Augustina, OSU), Clara Copeck and Wally Pollock. She will be fondly remembered by her brother Jim, sister Pauline (Jack Wood), her brother-in-law Monty Pollock and many nieces and nephews. Her Ursuline Sisters will remember her with love and gratitude. Prayers for Sister Canisia will be held at the Ursuline Convent, 3535 8th Ave., Regina, SK on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 3:00 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 1380 Elphinstone St., Regina, SK. The Interment will follow in the Vibank Cemetery, Vibank, SK.
GETZ - Wendelin Michael, late of Fort Qu'Appelle, passed away peacefully on August 11th, 2009 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. Wendel was born on Jan. 14th, 1928 in Sedley, SK., and moved to Senate, SK, then later to Francis, SK., where he farmed for nearly 60 years of his life. He retired to Spalding, SK., and his last residence before going into BICC was Fort Qu'Appelle. Wendel was predeceased by his parents Michael and Veronica Getz, his infant sister Emma and brother-in-law (John) Emerson Seguin. Wendel leaves to mourn his wife of 36 years Janet, daughters, Wendi (Verne) Lang, Dylan and Hallie; Cindy (Dean) Degelman, Evan and Austin; Tammy (Brad) Glas, Devyn and Bryn; son, Randall (Gina) Getz; siblings; Theresa (Alex) Sidloski; Clarence (Delores) Getz; Alphonse (Marlene) Getz; Mary Seguin; Evelyn (Fred) Paslawski; Diana (Edwin) Beaudin, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Wendel's life will be held at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK. on Friday, August 14th at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. L. Abello, Celebrant. The Getz family would like to thank Dr. Usoho and Dr. Brown, BICC nurses and support staff for their care and compassion given to Wendel.
GLASS - Florence Evelyn (nee Baldock) October 5, 1928 - April 4, 2010. Flo passed away at home with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Amelia Baldock; brothers Ernest and Norman Baldock; and sisters Lillian Martin, Jean Woitas and Violet Klotz. Flo is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Fred Glass; daughter Debbie (Mark) Unser; and her children Cory Unser, Crystal Unser, Chantel (Kevin) Dueck and Rebecca Unser; great grandchildren Jayden and Gavin Dueck; sisters Mabel Lefurgey, Edith Palmerton, Grace Kilbach and Marguerite (Roy) Kilbach; and in-laws Bill Klotz, Jean Baldock, Edie Peters, Anne (Bob) Rice and Marj Selody; and many numerous nieces and nephews. A PRAYER SERVICE will be at Broadway Untied Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Broadway Untied Church on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Pleasantview Cemetery, Sedley, SK, with lunch to follow at Sedley Gym Hall.
HAMELIN - Raoul Joseph of Manor, Sask. passed away on Friday, June 22, 2001 at the age of 71 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Manor Sask. on Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. D. Banga officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Parish Cemetery, Sedley, Sask. Predeceased by his father, Raoul Sr., 1983, his mother, Dorothy, 1962, one brother, Robert in infancy; grandson, Keenan Hamelin in 1998. Mr. Hamelin is survived by two sons, Shawn (Paula) Hamelin, Jeremy and Tyler, Regina; Jason Hamelin, Kanagawa, Japan; three daughters, Liana (Michael McCreadie) Hamelin, Danielle and Aidan, Calgary; Tanis Hamelin, Calgary; Traci (Brian Biesanthal) Hamelin, Darylanne and Brittany, Windthorst; and their mother Elaine Hamelin, Kipling. Mr. Hamelin is also survived by two brothers, Paul (Adelaide) Hamelin, Montmarte; Roger (Edith) Hamelin, Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
HELENIAK - Joseph John. On Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Joseph John Heleniak, late of Regina, passed away at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by is first wife, Evelyn Marchand in 1971 and his second wife Vera Schmidt in 1989; five sisters; two brothers; step-daughter Estelle Nelson. He leaves to mourn his sister Paula of Mississauga, ON; brother Stanley in Poland; two stepdaughters Beulah Bakken of Balgonie and Phyllis Ashworth of Weyburn; as well as several nephews and nieces. Joseph was born on January 26, 1911 in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1928 at the age of 17 years. He started working for the C.P.R. in 1929. He was a Section Foreman at Bromhead, Kronau and Sedley. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's R. C. Church, 2026 Winnipeg Street with Rev. Ray Rodriguez presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
HENLEY - W. Hulme 'Bill' born on the family farm at Sedley (NW 27-13-15 W2) on Nov 22, 1923 passed away at the Veterans' Ward of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Audrey, and his sister, Marcia. Hulme is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Haug) to whom he was married for 58 years, his sons Bill (Vionne) of Saskatoon and David (Nadine) of Ottawa, and his daughter Susan (Michael Hanrahan) of Toronto as well as five grandsons Joe, Bryce, Marek, Lyndon, and Michael. After being schooled in Sedley and Toronto, Hulme joined the Artillery Corps and fought in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. A graduate of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, he farmed for 22 years before joining the Saskatchewan Land Bank Commission. He was a talented pianist and a guardian of good manners who thoroughly enjoyed an amusing story and the laughter associated with the engaging company of others. Hulme was a keen participant in community organizations throughout his life, most recently as an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Regina. He greatly anticipated the weekly camaraderie of the Gyro Club. Hulme will be remembered as someone who taught those around him to rise to the occasion whatever that occasion may be. A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. A Service honouring Hulme's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in First Presbyterian Church, 2170 Albert Street, Regina.
HILL - Pauline of Regina, SK and formerly of Sedley, SK passed away on September 6, 2008 just days short of her 100th Birthday. She was predeceased by her son Ron in 1996; husband Norman in 1980; and brother Roy in 1985. Pauline will be remembered by her daughter-in-law Leona and her husband Terry Howe; grandchildren Denise and Norm Proulx; great grandchildren Alex and Emily; sister Hazel Headrick; and sister-in-law Dorothy West. All who knew Pauline know she loved to celebrate her birthday. So in accordance with her wishes there will be no funeral, instead a celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, September 22, 2008 at Regina Christian Family Church, 4545 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK. at 7:00 p.m. A special thank you to all the staff at Pioneer Village, especially on 2E for their compassionate care.
HORNSETH - Marcia Audrey (nee Henley) passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Born on the Henley farm at Sedley, SK on December 5, 1922; Marcia attended Ferguslea School near Francis, Brown School in Toronto, St. Canisius in Sedley, and Normal School in Moose Jaw. A teacher all her life she taught first at a country school near Ogema, then moved to Ceylon where she taught for eighteen years. While there Marcia married Ray Wadsworth who ran a service station and bulk fuel business. After his death she spent two years teaching children of air force personnel at Zweibrucken, Germany. Returning home she taught at Regina, Yellowgrass and Bladworth. Retiring to Saskatoon Marcia married Roy Hornseth, where Roy worked as a heavy-duty mechanic. They were active members in Alcoholics Anonymous and Bethel United Church. She later lived at McClure Place and Amy McClure House. Marcia is loved and missed by her step-daughter, Lesley (Bill Squair) and their children Lindy and Will of St. Albert, AB; brother, Hulme (Dorothy) Henley of Regina, SK and their children Bill of Saskatoon, SK, David of Ottawa, ON, Susan of Toronto, ON; sisterin-law, Shirley (Doug) Phillips of Nipawin, SK; brother-in-law, Elmer (Gwen) Hornseth of Nipawin, SK; sister-in-law, Eulah Hornseth of Calgary, AB; and their families. She is predeceased by her parents, Audrey and Tom Henley; first husband, Ray Wadsworth (1958); second husband, Roy Hornseth (1996); step-son, Bruce Hornseth; and brother-in-law, Raymond Hornseth. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethel United Church, 1141 5th Street East, Saskatoon, SK. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
KAMBEITZ - Anthony "Tony" passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at the age of 83. He was predeceased by his wife Katherine; son Andrew; his parents, Valentine and Kenda Kambeitz: brother Leo; sister Louise and brother-in-laws Jake Schell and Michael Gombita; sister Rose Kambeitz; one brother and one sister in infancy. He is survived by: son Jim (Irene) and his family Kenda (David) Nelson; Roberta (Mark) Paoline; Laura (Scott); Jennifer: son Lionel (Gailene) and their family Jordan; Jill; Abby: son Thomas (Sharon ) and their family Alyse; Erika; Ashley: daughter Janet (Brian) Kilback and their family: June (Jeff) Zimmer; Mark (Krista); Amy (Graig): 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren: brothers; Clemens (Dawn); Anselm (Anne); Pius (Gladys): Sisters; Sr. Hilda Kambeitz; Sr. Georgina Kambeitz; Martha Gombita; As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was born and raised on the Kambeitz homestead north of Sedley. He attended country school at Blumenfeld, completed high school at Sedley, and helped farm the family farm homestead. He married Katherine Kress in July 1948 and raised their family of 4 boys and one daughter on this farm. Tony was very active in sports especially curling and baseball and enjoyed coaching his children. Tony `s interest in the Sedley community was demonstrated by his involvement on many boards such as the Rink, Church ,School ,and 4-H beef club. Tony was also active in the Knights of Columbus in Sedley and Regina and volunteered in many fund raiser activities, Tony `s love of agriculture led him into other fields such as a delegate of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in his farming area, working for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance as a hail adjuster, then later as a supervisor and lastly as the hail director for the corporation. Tony had a love for people and loved to communicate his knowledge of curling, farming, politics and faith to all who would listen. In his latter years at Queen Victoria Estates he established himself as an accomplished singer. Tony courageously battled cancer for the past 8 months. His highlight during this time was the Century Farm Celebration where Tony despite failing health shared his many memories of farm life with friends and family in the Sedley area. The family would like to thank his many caregivers especially Dr. Dolata and the staff of Unit 3B Pasqua Hospital. Mass of Christan Burial will be celebrated at Little Flower Church, 420 College Ave, Regina on Friday July 16 ,2004 at 7 :00 pm with Rev Louis Abello, celebrant. Private Interment at Regina Memorial Gardens.
Gardens Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.
KAMBEITZ - Cunegunde "Kenda" (nee Leier) died peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2002 at the age of 104 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Valentine Kambeitz; daughters: Louise Schell, Sr. Rose Kambeitz, Margaret (in infancy); son, Valentine (in infancy); Kay Kambeitz dear daughter-in-law; grandson,Andrew Kambeitz. She is survived by five sons: Leo (Johanna), Markham, ON; Anthony, Regina; Anselm (Anne), Rossburn, MB; Clemens (Dawn), Hamilton, ON; Pius (Gladys), Creston, BC; three daughters: Sr. Hilda Kambeitz, Sedley, SK; Sr. Georgina Kambeitz, Regina, SK; Martha (Michael) Gombita, Markham, ON; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. Kenda was born in Odessa, Russia on August 20, 1897. She was honoured as a member of the "Three Century Club" having witnessed the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries. She came to Canada with her parents as a very young child. She loved flowers and was a great gardener, both on the farm and in Sedley where she and her husband retired when leaving the farm in 1949. Her hands were always busy sewing up quilts, puff bedspreads, braiding rugs, or baking bread for her family and friends. Her faith meant a great deal to her, and herrosary and prayer books were always close at hand. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Womens' League. She was a very caring and loving person and will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends who were so helpful over the last years. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church, Sedley, SK on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Louis Obello officiating.
KAMBEITZ - Katherine "Kay" (nee Kress) passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents: Wendelin and Katherine Kress; son Andrew; brothers: Wendelin (in infancy), Adam, Jack, George and Wendelin; sisters: Barbara (Jack) Obrigewitsch, Eva (Joe) Obrigewitsch and Anna (Tony) Klein; brothers-in-law: Joseph Stoppler, Jack Obrigewitsch and Tony Klein; and by her sister-in-law Angelena Kress. She is survived by her loving husband Anthony "Tony"; son James (special friend Edie) and his family: Kenda (David) Nelson, Roberta (Mark) Paolini, Laura and Jennifer; son Lionel (Gailene) and their family: Jordan, Jill and Abby; daughter Janet (Brian) Kilback and their family: June (Jeff) Zimmer, Mark and Amy; son Thomas (Sharon) and their family: Alyse, Erika and Ashley; great-grandchildren: Renee and Jade Nelson; sisters: Regina Stoppler, Sister Magdalene Kress and Philipene Hildebrandt; brother Martin (Betty) Kress; brother-in-law Joseph Obrigewitsch; sisters-in-law: Beth Kress, Magdalena Kress and Regina Kress; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kay was born and raised on the Kress homestead farm north of Kendal. She attended country school Petersville, completed high school as a convent boarder at Vibank and attended Normal School at Moose Jaw, continuing with summer and correspondence classes for a degree in teaching. Kay taught for three years, married Tony, and committed herself to a totally diversified way of life on the Kambeitz Heritage Farm, north of Sedley, for 27 years, where they raised a family of four boys and one girl. Kay loved the community of Sedley, developing lasting friendships. Her belief in community involvement led to her serving on the local School Board, church choir, civic parks and recreation boards, oratory judging, 4-H beef club, art instruction, volunteer charity canvassing, Census Commissioner and substitute teaching. She loved to travel to a variety of locations from the Pacific to the Maritimes and from the Arctic to Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean Islands. Kay loved song and singing and frequented the symphony, concerts, Centre of the Arts, and theaters in Toronto. Other hobbies included sewing, oil painting, crafts, gardening and entertaining. Her sports were curling and her greatest passion was minor league baseball. Kay was a dedicated, determined and supportive spectator. Following Kay and Tony's retirement and move to Regina, Kay became employed at Simpsons as a Demonstrator for G.E. appliances, then as a retail jewelry sales person, and later acquired a certificate as a Travel Agent as well as a Broker's Certificate selling real estate for seven years. Kay enjoyed bridge, lawn bowling and volunteered as a charity canvasser and secretary of her Condominium Association. Kay and Tony were presently residing in Regina. Her relationship and love with extended family of thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, siblings and in-laws was her first priority. Kay was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January 1999. She followed that time of life, living with cancer, in a loving, caring way with dignity, respect and empathy for all human beings. Now her soul is set free to be at peace with her heavenly father. Mass of christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Parish, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Norm Marcotte, celebrant. Cremation and private interment at Regina Memorial Gardens will follow at a later date to be announced.
KAMBEITZ - Leo Peter was born in Sedley in 1918. He passed away on December 21, 2003 at his home in Toronto, Leo studied law at the University of Saskatchewan and completed Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees. He also served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Officer and Flight Instructor. Leo will be remembered by his wife Johanna and adopted son Reinhold; his 3 children Leo, Sharon & Elsie; his brothers & sisters Anthony, Regina; Anselm (Anne), Rossburn, MB; Clement (Dawn), Hamilton; Pius (Gladys), Creston, BC.; SR. Hilda (Anna Mary), Toronto; SR. Georgina (Mathilda), Toronto,; Martha (Michael), Toronto, his brothers-in-law Hans and Norbert Buxbaum and his many nieces, nephews and friends. Leo was a well read, gentle, philosphical man with special talents in horticulture, art and writing.
KILBACH - Elmer Archie, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at the age of 70 years. He was born and grew up in Bateman, SK. In 1952, he and his family moved to a farm just south of Sedley, SK, where he lived until his passing. Elmer enjoyed having fun, laughing, farming, gardening, curling, baseball, singing, playing cards and helping to raise his grandchildren. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Francis, SK; Choir member and Council member as well as a member of the Wheat Pool. On April 20, 1954, he married his loving wife of 49 years Grace (nee Baldock). Together, they had four children. Elmer is predeceased by his mother Eva and father Phillip; brothers Harold, Elwood, Albert and Clarence, sister Edna; grandson baby Angel; brothers and sisters-in-law: Philip, Rudy, Les, Ernest, Bertha, Norman, Harvey, Glen, Lillian, Don, Jean and Larry. Left to cherish Elmer's memory is his wife Grace; son Dwayne; daughters Karen, Shelley and Connie (Darrell); grandchildren Tyler and Justin Aspelieter, Chelsey, Karley and Amber Dean; siblings: Ruth Rotheisler, Roy (Marguerite) Kilbach; Hilda (Don) Roszell; sisters-in-law Kathleen Kilbach; Mabel Lefurgey, Edith Palmerton, Jean Baldock, Violet (Bill) Klotz and Florence (Fred) Glass as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A PRAYER SERVICE will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Francis, SK, on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Art McCaughan officiating.
KLEIN - Lyle Rochus. On Monday, July 16, 2001 Lyle Rochus Klein, late of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away peace fully at the age of 48 years, with his family at his side. The Good Lord ended his suffering and took him home. He was predeceased by his grandparents. Lyle is survived by his parents Rochus and Doris Klein; sisters Jocelyn Malton, Joyce (Garnet) Anderson, Janice (Dave) Valkeinen and Kim (Mike) Rieger; four special nieces Stacey, Sheena, Brandi and Kira; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. The Celebration of Life will be held at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street, Regina, SK on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 12:00 noon. A private interment will be held at Sedley Cemetery. Special "Thank You" to Sister Audrey and all the Doctors and Nurses from the ICU at Pasqua and General Hospitals.
KLEIN - Peter Klein passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his wife Isabelle; parents; siblings; son-in-law Arnie Deis; and great-granddaughter Audrina Prochinsky. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Donna Klein (Mervyn), Annette Deis, twins Gloria Prochinsky (Allan) and Glenn Klein (Glenda), and Bernie Posehn (Harold); eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; sisters Marie and Caroline; brothers Andrew and Rochus; as well numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK, on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The family wishes to thank the nurses of CCU at the Regina General Hospital for their kindness, care and compassion.
KLEIN - Rochus (1921 - 2013). On Saturday, November 2, 2013 Rochus Klein passed away peacefully in William Booth Special Care Home, Regina, SK at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his son Lyle in 2001. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Doris of 60 years and his 4 daughters: Jocelyn Klein of Qualicum Beach, BC, Joyce (Garnet) Anderson of Vanscoy, SK, Janice (Dave) Valkeinen of Regina, SK, Kim (Mike) Rieger of Burnaby, BC; his 5 beloved grandchildren: Stacey, Sheena, Brandi, Kira, and Ryan. He will also be fondly remembered by his brother Andrew, sisters Caroline and Marie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff and his two close friends Danny and Wayne at William Booth Special Care Home during his 3 1/2 year stay. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Parish, 100 Argyle St., Regina, SK with Rev. John Baptist Okai, Celebrant. Private interment at a later date in Sedley, SK.
KOCH - Andrew Gene (1965 - 2013). Andrew "Andy" Gene Koch, late of Sedley, SK. passed away suddenly at the age of 48 years. Andy was predeceased by his father, David, 2004. He leaves to mourn, his companion Carmen Kessel, son, Jesse, mother, Helen, brother Conrad (Darlene), Derek, Kendra, Shelby, sister Angela (Blair), Sashua (Peter) and great nephew Jase, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and all his friends. At the request of Andy there will be no service.
KOCH - David Joseph, late of Sedley, Sask., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. David was born in Regina, Sask. on February 19, 1943. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Marion Koch; sisters Louise Nelson and Eleanor Cameron; brother Edward Koch and brother-in-law John Nelson. David is survived by his loving wife Helen; sons Conrad (Darlene) Koch of Calgary, AB and Andy Koch of Regina; daughter Angela (Doyle) Demyen of Sherwood Park, AB; five grandchildren Derek and Kendra Perras, Shelby Koch, Jesse Wilk and Sashua Demyen; sisters Loretta Siman and Helen Koch; brothers Fred and Daniel Koch; brothers and sisters-in-law Edith and Fred Eberle, Florence and Clem Koch, Doreen and Vince Schmitz and Calvin and Ruth Armstrong, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and special friends. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Rev. Louis Abello, officiating with interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.
KORONKIEWICZ - Annie. On November 30,2000 Annie Koronkiewicz, late of Francis-Sedley, Sask., passed away at the age of 101 years at the Salvation Army William Booth Special Care Home. Predeceased by her parents; her husband George (1957) and son Leonard (1977). Annie was also predeceased by her five brothers and two sisters. Annie is survived by her three children: Lorraine (Art) Bertsch, Calgary, Alta., Sr. Sabina Koronkiewicz of Regina, Sask. and John (Janet) Koronkiewicz of Sedley, Sask.; grandsons: Clinton, Ross and John Koronkiewicz of Sedley, George (Carol) Koronkiewicz of Regina, Scott (Melody) Koronkiewicz of Francis, John Bertsch of Calgary, Brian Bertsch of Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.A.; one granddaughter Leanne (Jim) Thompson of Calgary; also seven beautiful great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Our lives have been enriched by Annie's compassion and kindness as she remained a central figure in the family. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2000 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Sedley, Sask. on Monday, December 4, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Father Abello officiating.
KRAUSS - Sister Perpetua (formerly Sister Stanislaus)
Entered Eternal Life on December 3, 2004 in Chatham, Ontario. She was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan in 1910, the daughter of the late Peter and Angelina (Wolbaum) Krauss. Sister entered the Ursulines in Vibank, Saskatchewan in 1925 and joined the Chatham Union at the time of amalgamation in 1953. She served the Ursuline Community as a homemaker in Regina, Vibank, Odessa, Claybank, and St. Peter's Colony in Saskatchewan and Edmonton and Drumheller, Alberta. She came to "The Pines", Chatham when she retired in 1978. She is survived by several nieces. Predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Marie GEREIN, Doris WARFIELD, and brothers, John, Peter, Leo, Lenard, Thomas and Frank. Relatives and Friends are invited to join the Ursuline Community at a prayer service to be held on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the Holy Family Chapel at "The Pines" Chatham. The mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Holy Family Chapel, 64 Ursuline Avenue, Chatham. Interment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sister Perpetua may be made to "Chatham Ursuline Charities" or to the charity of your choice. Arrangement entrusted to the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S, Chatham.
KUNTZ - Sister Vera (Mary) IBVM. At Loretto Infirmary, Toronto, on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at the age of 92 in her 73rd year as a Loretto Sister. Daughter of the late Michael Kuntz and Dorothea Wolfe of Sedley, Sask. Predeceased by sister Barbara, and brothers: Wendel, Joseph, Michael, John, Philip and Jacob. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews and their families who loved her dearly. Sister Vera worked many years in Sedley, Sask., Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Toronto in Community Ministry. Friends may call at Loretto Infirmary, 101 Mason Blvd. December 20 from 2pm to 5pm. Prayers will be held at 7:30 pm the same day at the Infirmary. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at the Loretto Abbey Chapel on Thursday, December 21 at 10:00 am., followed by interment at Mount Hope Cemetery.
KYRYLCHUK - Anne (nee Bocian), late of Weyburn, SK, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2004 at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Kyrylchuk; her parents, Samuel and Maria Bocian; her daughter, Paulette; and two grandchildren. Anne is survived by her children: Helen Stoppler Sherry (Glen) Trentini, Laura Lee (Tim) Logan, Dori Stoppler (Geoff Yaworski); Anthony (Sharon) Kyrylchuk Evan, Sara (Steven Kleemola); Barbara (Rick) Senger Paul (Shannon), Kim; Gloria (Lonnie Wolbaum Curtis, Stephanie, Jacqueline; Edward (Deborah) Kyrylchuk; Joseph (Elaine) Kyrylchuk Gabrielle; Steven (Judy) Kyrylchuk Kerri, Allan; eight great-grandchildren Izabella, Sophia, Desiree, Brandon, Shelby, Payton, Austin, and Shaelynn; one son-in-law, Lorne Stoppler; one sister Genevieve Girardin; one brother, Anthony Bocian; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anne and her husband, Paul, farmed in the Francis area since the early 50"s. She was very active in the community and was a C.W.L. member for 50 years. Anne loved to garden and shared her produce with many a visiting neighbour. She especailly enjoyed planting and arranging flowers. She loved polka music and dancing, even in her wheelchair. She was an exceptional cook and baker, winning many awards at the Weyburn fair. She was a Rural correspondent for the Weyburn Review for 32 years. Anne became a resident of Souris Valley Extended Care Centre in January 2000 where she continued to be active, participating in many social and recreational activities. Anne was also proud to represent the residents of S.V.E.C.C. on other committees. Many thanks to all of the staff at Weyburn General Hospital and S.V.E.C.C. who cared for Anne. Also thanks to friends and relatives for their support and prayers. Special thanks to her sister, Gennie Girardin, sisterin-law Joy Janeczko and granddaughter, Stephanie Wolbaum for their daily visits and exceptional family support. Anne"s family is very grateful to RD Family Memorial Chapel for their exceptional personal and professional assistance. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. from RD Family Memorial Chapel, Weyburn with lay presider, Mary Ann Seitz. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with celebrant Father Louis Abello. Interment will follow at the Sedley Memorial Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
LANZ - Ike Lanz, beloved husband of Mrs. Edna Lanz, peacefully passed away at the Riverview Care Centre on Wednesday, December 23, 2004 at the age of 91 years. Ike was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan on October 24, 1913. Becoming head of the household at a very young age, his years of hard work started on the family farm near Schuler, Alberta. In Medicine Hat, Ike worked for many years at the Five Roses Flour Mill, then gained employment with the City of Medicine Hat, Gas Department, which he retired from in 1978. He loved to dance and enjoyed the occasional beer which enhanced his great sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Ike was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Veronica; eldest grandson, Craig Lanz and his first wife of 38 years, Maggie. Following her death, he remarried Edna Reiger in October of 1981. Besides his wife Edna, he will be remembered by his children, Leo (Alberta) Lanz and their children, Carrie and Patty (Don) Jeffels - Angelica; Jim (Lanna Ý) Lanz and his children Marlo and Trent; Gary (Shirley Anne) Lanz; brothers and sisters, Tony Lanz of Medicine Hat, Rose Brosnikoff of Medicine Hat, Paulene Fode of Medicine Hat, Katie Berringer of Calgary and Joe Lanz of St. Albert. He is also survived by Eva Lanz of Medicine Hat, Sebastian (Ida) Giesinger of Medicine Hat, Violet Giesinger of Medicine Hat and Martha Giesinger. Relatives and friends met for Prayers at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 238 - 2nd Ave. N.E., Medicine Hat on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. with Father John Maes celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
LEBEBVRE - Rene J. was born on December 17, 1923 and died on Sunday, February 10, 2008. He was predeceased by his parents Josias and Jeanne Lefebvre; sisters Jeannine (Rene) Bechard and Suzanne (Romeo) Poissant; brothers Ariste (Pauline) Lefebvre and Maurice (Marriette) Lefebvre. Rene is survived by his brothers Andre and Guy Lefebvre. Rene graduated high school in Sedley. He joined the army and was wounded in Holland. After returning to Canada, he went to the University of British Columbia and got his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He worked in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Rene retired and lived in Bethany, Delaware and finally retired to Sedley where he helped his brother Guy on the farm for many years. He loved history and his cat. At Rene's request no funeral service will be held.
LEIER - Katherine "Kay" (nee Vollman) 1923-2012, late of Swift Current and formerly of Sedley, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday October 22, 2012 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband John, daughter Sylvia, grandchildren Gregory and Jamie Leier and Stephen Jacob, her parents Phillip and Petronella Vollman, brothers John, Martin, George, Henry Vollman; sisters Monica Matt and Amelia Lindenbach. She will be missed by her children Myrna (Ed) Jacob, Weyburn, George (Dolores) Leier, Regina, Gary (Gail) Leier, Swift Current, Julianna (Pat Hayduk), Saskatoon, Kathleen (Ken Mattice), Swift Current; Grandchildren Lisa (Wes) Cugnet, Jeff (Ingrid) Leier, Pamela Leier, Kama (Ron Leray) Leier, Kara (Sid) Misra, Andrew (Amanda Werezak) Deis, Robert (Amanda) Deis, Kevin (Dawn) Buchanan, Kimberly ( Ben) Demery, Vicki (Steve) Roberts: Great grandchildren Christopher (Renee Sidloski) Cugnet, John Cugnet, Calli Cugnet, Devon Jacob, Lindsay Jacob, Samuel Leier, Olivia Leier, Kyran Misra, Owen and Tyler Deis, Seth and Justin Deis, Jaden, Troy, Ridley, Keiles, Jadzia and Wesley Buchanan, Charles and Lily Roberts; 3 sister in laws Olive Wyand, Irene Vollman and Clara Vollman; 3 special in-law friends Jeanie Leier and Frank and Barbara Leier; many nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends. Kay and John spent their years together farming at Sedley and she was known for her endless pots of coffee, cookies and cakes to snack on, and there was always enough food at mealtime to feed many more people. A Funeral Liturgy in celebration of Kay's life will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina with Father Louis Abello officiating. Interment will be held at a later date.
LOOKER - Brian David, late of Sandy Beach, passed away suddenly on January 3, 2007. He was born at Kindersley on October 14, 1955. Brian attended school in Francis, Sedley and Weyburn. As a boy he participated in soccer, baseball and curling. Over the years he also enjoyed playing and coaching hockey. His greatest loves were fishing and hunting which he shared with his father and passed on to his sons. Brian was employed in various capacities for local farmers, Dairy Producers, City of Regina, Sask. Tel, long haul trucking and most recently at the Provincial Correctional Centre. Brian will be lovingly remembered by his parents Arnold and Wilma Looker along with his sons Tyler Schiltroth, Chad Looker (Amanda Deveyrac) and Jesse Cal, sisters Valerie Gutenberg (Keith) and Lorraine Wilkinson (Warren) as well as brothers Darren Looker and Wayne Looker (Tracy), Brian's best friend and partner Susan Coleman along with her family Jamie, Tara and Stephen; nieces Liz Rebrinsky, Nikki Rebrinsky, Haile Looker, Naomi McGowan, nephews Dawson Looker and Brandon McGowan along with other special "buddies". It was Brians wish not to have a funeral. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date.
LUSSIER - Claire Cecile (nee Bechard) passed away peacefully on October 3, 2000 at the age of 94 years at Santa Maria Nursing Home. She was born April 26, 1906 in St. Jacques Le Mineur, Quebec to predeceased parents Honorius (Norris) Bechard and Louise Roy. She was predeceased by her loving husband Omer Lussier in 1982; brother Louis L. Bechard and sister Albina Brosseau; stepbrothers: Edward Roy and Phillippe Roy and stepsister Eugenie Roy. Claire is survived by her children: Bernard (Lisette) Lussier and France (Ken) Bast; grandchildren: Stephane Lussier, Sonia (Greg) Earis, Martine (Brad) Zimmer, Guylaine Bast and Darcy Bast; great grandchildren: Travis, Jessica and Danielle Earis all of Regina, SK; sister Francoise Bechard of California; sister-in-law Rose Bechard of Sedley, SK and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be said Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 6, 2000 at 9:30 A.M. in the Chapel of Santa Maria Nursing Home, 4215 Regina Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. John Riffel, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sedley Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
LYNCH - Roxanne (nee Poissant) Lynch, August 5, 1956 - July 15, 2009. Roxanne passed away July 15, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Roxanne was predeceased by her father Romeo; mother Suzanne; brother Bernard; father-in-law Leo; mother-in-law Anne and brother-in-law Keith Burkett. She is survived by her husband Dennis; daughters: Erin, Darcie (Jason) and Megan; brothers: Jean-Guy (Alice), Denis (Jeanne), Jacques (Sharon) and Marc (Lori) and in-laws: Shelyn Poissant, Bud (Esther) Lynch, Marilyn Burkett, Joanne (Mike) LeCren, Sharon (Bruce) Sheasby and numerous nieces and nephews. Roxanne lived her whole life in the Sedley area and loved life on the farm, especially gardening. We would like to thank the staff on Unit 3B and 3A at the Pasqua Hospital, as well as friends and family for all the support offered during this difficult time. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 10:30 A.M in Our Lady of Grace R.C Church, Sedley, SK with Rev. Louis Abello Officiating. Interment will follow in Sedley Cemetery.
McCRACKEN - Ellen Jean McCracken was born in Bengough, SK to Percy and Nellie Aldred on October 24, 1932, a twin sister to brother Budd. She passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Care Center in Swift Current, SK at the age of 81 years. Jean took her schooling in Ceylon. She grew up on a farm and had an incredible fondness for horses. She would rather be out in the barn helping her father with the teams than doing housework with her mother. Jean rode horse and raced in local events. She met Robert McCracken "Bob" in Regina where she was working at SaskPower, and they were married on October 15, 1955. Bob and Jean spent their first years working and stock car racing, where Jean would compete in the Powder Puff events. In later years, because Bob was a member of the Antique Auto Club, antique auto functions and swap meets took them through Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the northern United States. They raised a family of three children while Bob worked at Motorways, and they took in many foster children as well. They moved from Regina out to Sedley in the 1980's, and acquired many new friends. Jean had a vegetable garden, loved to grow giant sunflowers, and was a good baker of cakes, cookies, and jellyrolls for her sweet tooth. She loved to coffee with neighbours and everyone was welcome at her table. She enjoyed many card games, played Scrabble, watched figure skating and curling, and did many puzzles. She was a practical joker, and was always telling jokes and pulling pranks on others. Jean's health put her into long term care the last ten years of her life, where she still enjoyed a good joke. Jean was predeceased by her husband Bob; brother Harry; and brother-in-law Francis Marcil. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ed (Val), Gail and Don; grandchildren Kevin, Anita (Lee), Steven and Ceanne; great-grandchildren Cobey, Kaycee and Virney; sister Mary Anne Marcil; twin brother Budd (Glenda); sister-in-law Doreen Aldred; as well as nieces and nephews. At Jean's request, there will be no funeral. A family gathering at her interment will take place at a later date.
MIKESELL - Catherine "Cathy" (nee Metz) passed away September 11, 2002 in Portland, Oregon. Cremation. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace at Sedley, Sask with Fr. Louis Abello officiating. Private family interment.
MILDENBERGER - Celestina "Sally" (nee Selinger). It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sally on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at the age of 81 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo & Maria Eva Selinger; in-laws, Rosina & Alexander Mildenberger; brother, Menrad & Ann; brothers-in-law, John (infancy) and Wendil Mildenberger, John Graham, Frank Metz, Lawrence Mildenberger, Tony Deck, Ernest Mattern and sister-in-law, Theresa Deck. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Leo; sons, Kenneth (Barb), David (Corrie); daughters, Carol (Denard Lynch), Joan (Denis Gervais), Linda (Bernie Schneider) & Dianne (Jeff Hilton); sisters, Amy Graham, Kay Deck, Dorothy Metz, Isabelle Mattern; sisters-in-law, Sister Colombiere, Sister Johanna, Rose (John Tymura), Clara Mildenberger and Beatrice Mildenberger; brother-in-law, George (Jean) Mildenberger; eighteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sally was born in Dilke and after normal school went teaching in Kronau and then Blumenfeld School near Sedley. It was while teaching there that she met and married Leo, devoted her time to family and Leo by helping on the farm. She was involved in many community and church affairs and worked for the C.W.L. also as a volunteer charity canvasser. She had many hobbies, her hands were never idle. She loved gardening, fishing, traveling and taking tours. Home hobbies included crocheting, knitting, paper tole projects and playing cards. She was a fighter as in 1978 had breast cancer; in 1998 had a heart bypass, and in 2000 was diagnosed with bone cancer. She continued to keep up the good spirit and faith until the end. Now her fighting is over and she is at peace. The family wishes to thank Drs. Peter Van Rooyen and Dr. Cline as well as the Palliative staff at the Pasqua Hospital and at the Wascana Grace Hospice for the loving care they gave Sally. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Father Louis Abello as Celebrant.
MILDENBERGER - Leo. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather, Leo on February 2, 2014 at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his wife Sally; parents Rosina and Alexander Mildenberger; brothers, John (infancy), Wendelin (Clara) and Lawrence (Beatrice) Mildenberger; sister, Theresa Deck, George Mildenberger; in-laws, Leo and Maria Eva Selinger; John and Amy Graham, Frank Metz, Menrad and Ann Selinger, Tony Deck, Ernest Mattern and John Tymura. He is survived by his sisters, Sister Colombiere, Sister Johanna, Rose; sister-in-law, Jean Mildenberger; brother-in-law, Steve Deck; his sons, Kenneth (Barb), David (Corrie); daughters, Carol (Denard Lynch), Joan (Denis Gervais), Linda, and Dianne (Jeff Hilton); sisters-in-law Kay Deck, Dorothy Metz, Isabelle Mattern; eighteen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK. with Fr. Louis Abello as Celebrant. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the General and Pasqua Hospitals who attended to dad over these last years and especially in ICU at the Pasqua Hospital.
MOYSE - Evelyn Mary Moyse, late of Estevan and formerly of Sedley, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2002 at the age of 80 years. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 from the Helmsing Funeral Chapel, Regina with Bob Moyse officiating. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park, Regina.
NUGENT - Charles (Apr 21, 1938 - Dec 7, 2012). It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Nugent announces his passing on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 74 years. Charles taught school for 25 years in Sedley. Illness forced him to retire in 1987. It is said that "to teach is to touch a life forever". His family would like to thank those who taught with him, those who worked with him and the students he taught over the years for wonderful memories. He was active on several boards in Sedley before his retirement including the Credit Union Board, the Rink Board, the Gym Hall Board and the Celebrate Saskatchewan Committee. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Dolores (nee Metz); his daughter Rose Marie (Bryan Leier) and their children Deidre, Garret (Sarah nee Lenz) and Jeadel; Michael (Joanne McCall) and Denise Mack mother of Michael's children Crystal (Mark Schott), Adam (Jessica Zhang) and Kerri Jo; Mary Ann (Bryan Milne); James; Carol (Leif Nordstrom) and their children Frank and Hannah; as well as four great-grandchildren Brooklyn and Brodie Leier; and Lucas and Dylan Schott. Charles is also survived by his brother John of Dilke and his sisters Ella Scully of San Mateo, Ca. and Sister Rosa of St. Paul, Minnesota. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Marie Nugent; his in-laws George and Rosina Metz; his brother Father Frank Nugent; his sister Eileen Padilla; and his sister Helen who died in infancy. Special thanks to the health care providers that helped Charles bravely face illness and pain for many years; particularly Dr. Bester, Shirley, University Park Pharmacy, the Cancer Clinic and the Palliative Care Team at the Pasqua Hospital. Charles was a great Dad and will be sorely missed. One of his favourite sayings comes from an anonymous writer: Our family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, Sask. at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Church at Dilke, Sask. - the same church where Dolores and Charles were married by Fr. Frank Nugent in 1960.
PARENT - Alice M. passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2003. Predeceased by her parents, Dr. Charles E. Parent (1976) and Sarah J. Parent (1973) of Sedley, Sask.; her brother Eugene C. Parent (1977) of Sedley; and brother-in-law Henri Marcotte (1989), of Moncton, N.B.; Alice is survived by her sister Jeannette Marcotte, of Moncton, N.B.; sister-in-law Laurette Parent of Sedley; nephews, Maurice (Shelley) of Regina, Gerard of Sedley, Robert (Pam) of Calgary, Alta.; nieces, Monique (Ken) Lovatt of Regina, Jeannine (Jim) Nelson of Sedley and Nicole (Brent) Bailey of Sedley; many great nieces and nephews and other relatives residing in the Province of Quebec. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
POISSANT - Bernard Romeo, beloved husband of Shelyn Poissant, was called home to rejoice with the Lord on Monday, March 26, 2007 at the age of 60 years. The story of Bernards life begins in Regina, Saskatchewan when he was born on January 1, 1947, one of the first born Canadian citizens a son to Romeo and Suzanne Poissant. He was raised on the family farm near Sedley, Saskatchewan and attended schools in both, Gravelbourg and Sedley. November 12, 1977 marked the beginning of a wonderful marriage of 29 years to Shelyn Lynch, His first and last wife. Growing up on a farm provided Bernard with the knowledge of the land which enabled him to continue his rewarding lifes work as a farmer. Although farming and supporting a family kept him busy, he always had time to be involved in his community in various capacities. He served for the Village of Sedley, was a counselor for the RM of Lajord 128 as well as other boards and community groups. Bernard was a member of the Roman Catholic Church and was involved in the Knights of Columbus and with political councils of the church. He lived life to the fullest! Bernard enjoyed hockey, extensive travelling and just going for leisurely walks. He was a humorous character that made people laugh and enjoyed the company of others. He especially liked the company of his family... because he loved them all. He held a special place in his heart for his granddaughters. With the qualities of being caring, loving and generous he had many achievements but his greatest was his wife and two children. His legacy has been left to carry on and his memory will be cherished in the hearts of his wife, Shelyn and their children, Remi (Jane) Poissant and Danielle (Jeremy) Lonson; his precious granddaughters, Jenna Poissant and Addison Lonson; brothers and sister, JeanGuy (Alice) Poissant, Denis (Jeanne) Poissant, Jacques (Sharon) Poissant, Roxanne (Dennis) Lynch and Marc (Lori) Poissant. He is also survived by Shelyns family, brothers-in-law Denard (Carol) Lynch and Dwain (Denise) Lynch and his mother-in-law, Rejane Lynch as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Suzanne Poissant and his father-in-law Gerald Lynch. Were gonna miss you! The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Father Louis Abello celebrant. Private interment will follow at Sedley Cemetery. Lunch to follow at Sedley Gym Hall.
POISSANT - Suzanne (nee Lefebvre), late of Sedley, SK passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at the age of 81 years. Suzanne is predeceased by her husband Romeo; brother Ariste Lefebvre; and sister Jeannine Bechard. Left to cherish Suzanne's memory are her six children: Bernard (Shelyn), Jean-Guy (Alice), Denis (Jeanne), Jacques (Sharon), Roxanne (Dennis) Lynch and Marc (Lori); eighteen grandchildren; five great-grandsons; four brothers: Maurice, Rene, Andre and Guy; and two sisters-in-law: Germaine Bechard and Pauline Lefebvre. FUNERAL MASS will be held, Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley, Sask. with Rev. Louis Abello celebrating. Interment will follow at Sedley Cemetery.
PROCHINSKY - Anne passed away peacefully on November 25, 2001 at the age of 84 years, in the Pasqua Hospital. Anne was predeceased by her husband Mike on November 21, 1999. Anne married Mike Prochinsky in 1939 and they farmed at St. Michaels, Alberta, Prelate and Sedley, Sask. and retired to Regina, Sask. in 1982. Anne is survived by her loving children, Ronald, Allan (Gloria), Kenneth (Wendy), Dewayne (Karen), Lance and by her brother John (Mildred); ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave. with Rev. Joe Kot, officiating. Cremation has been arranged.
celebrating. Interment will follow at Sedley Cemetery.
RACZYNSKI - Carl Raczynski passed away at Weyburn, SK on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the age of 45 years. Predeceased by his father Joseph, Carl is survived by his mother Sophie of Regina; sisters Mary (Arnold) Gervais of Regina, Vera (Bob) Callan of Kitchener, ON and Caroline Schachtel of Regina; brother Vincent (Thelma) and Peter (Joyce) of Regina; as well as many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held at the Assembly Hall of Souris Valley Regional Care Centre at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2002. Father Albert Schmitz presider. Interment followed at Sedley Cemetery, Sedley Sk with Father Abello officiating.
SCHICK - Katherine (nee Dreher) October 30, 1919 - August 2, 2011. It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Schick announces her passing on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank; parents, George and Helen Dreher; brothers, Frank, Daniel, Richard Vincent; sisters, Helen and Elizabeth; brothers-in-law, Carl Lenius, Adam Lang, Nick Lang, Joe Wild, Roy Lloyd, George and Edward Schick; sisters-in-law, Minnie, Noella, Rachel and Donna Dreher, Barbara (Schaeffer) and Ann (Kambeitz) Schick. Katherine is survived by her six children, John, George (Judy), Norm (Pal), Don (Vanda), Ken (Gail) and Helen (Ron); thirteen grandchildren, Cathy (Tim), Ron; Rob (Patricia), Ronda (Rob); Kim (Justin) and Rob; Tracy (Mike), Meagan (Cart); Cara (Aaron), Kellie (Jacie), Scott (Amanda), Dan (Candace), Stacy (Kellie), Randy (Sandra); nineteen great-grandchildren, Finian, Jasper and Grace; Jayson and Kaiden; Eric and Alex; Ella and Andrew; Kyle and Anika; Ella and Liam; Briya; Carson and Carlie; Barett, Beau and Reece; seven brothers, and six sisters; Isadore (Maddie), Mary Wild, Genevieve Lang, Maggie (Herman) Schiller, Theresa (John) Becker, Joe (Sharon, Wendell (Evelyn), George (Rita), Paul (Terrie), Gabe (Elaine), Rose Lloyd, Kasper (Betty), Carol Stoudt; sisters-in-law, Dolores Dreher and Helen Schick as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Katherine's love for her family, her strong value and her faith in God made her a remarkable lady. We will miss her dearly. The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. A special thank you to John for his caring and compassion towards mom over the past years. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Little Flower R. C. Parish with Fr. J. B. Okai as Celebrant. A private family interment will take place at the Sedley Cemetery, Sedley, SK. The family would like to thank the nursing staff on unit 5A at the Regina General Hospital for their compassionate care of Katherine.
SEIFERLING - Joseph Herman "Cheffey", late of Sedley, SK. passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Cheffey was predeceased by his loving wife Eloise, his brothers, Father Fred, Andrew, Michael, Peter and Edward and his sisters, Clara and Caroline. Cheffey is survived by his loving family, his children, Jeff (Sheri) Seiferling and grandson Joel of Warman, SK, Dale Seiferling of Regina, SK and Sarah (Jeff) Warmerdam of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by his brothers, Father Michael of Lumsden, SK, Father Canisius of Cochrane, AB, his sisters, Mary Wade of Regina, SK, Felicia Klein of Sedley, SK, Pauline McInnis of Saskatoon, SK, Sister Herman and Sister Louisa of Toronto, ON and Ann (Bill) Mallendine of Arizona. Cheffey was born, raised and spent the majority of his life in the Sedley area. He was active in the community as a Credit Union board Member, Knight of Columbus and a minor hockey coach. He enjoyed playing and watching curling and even after he was no longer able to attend the games, he always remained a very avid Roughrider fan. Cheffey cherished his family, loved to farm and will always be remembered for his smile and infectious sense of humour. An invitation is extended by the family to participate in the Mass Service to be held on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Fr. Louis Abello, presiding. Interment will follow. The family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon afterward at the Sedley Gym Hall to celebrate their Dad's life, and would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff and Dad's extended family at Queen Victoria Estates for their love and care and for making his last three years an enjoyable time.
SEIFERLING - Clemens John, late of Sedley, passed on November 4, 2000 at the of 85 years. Clem was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Rosalia; his loving wife Wilhelmina (nee: Michel); his brothers Sebastian, Fred, Simon, Raymond and in infancy, Augustine; sisters Eva and Antonia. Clem is survived by two sons Leonard, Frank (Judy); two daughters Marlene (Ken) Flaman, and Joetta; four grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Andrea and Jonathan. He is survived by his brothers Joseph, Jacob (Mary); sisters, Mildred (Andrew) Ell, Elizabeth (Mac) MacDonald, Felicia Donahoe, Mary (Joseph) Bahan, Josephine (Jack) Deck, Lauretta (Desmond) Haughey and Margaret Smith as well as sisters in law Em and Katherine. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK on Tuesday, November 7, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Louis Abello and Rev. Bill Mahoney celebrants. Interment to follow at Sedley Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Monday, November 6, 2000 in the chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave. at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Art Vandendriessche officiating.
SEIFERLING - Leonard, late of Regina, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2003 at the age of 59 years. Predeceased by his parents, Clemens and Wilhelmina (nee Michel) Seiferling; Leonard is survived by his brother, Frank (Judy) of Penhold, Alberta; his sisters: Marlene (Ken) Flaman and Joetta Seiferling both of Regina; nephews: Michael (Kayla) Seiferling and their daughter, Toni of Penhold; Ryan Seiferling of Penhold and Jonathan Flaman of Regina; and niece, Andrea Flaman of Regina. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636-7th Ave. E., Regina, Sask. on Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Fr. Eugene Warnke, Celebrant. Cremation to follow. A Private Interment will be held at Sedley Memorial Cemetery.
SHELTINGA - Douglas, peacefully, in his 87th year, with his family by his side in Edmonton, Alberta died on Saturday March 6, 2010 Beloved husband of Rita (predeceased) of 51 years. Loving father of Joan (Randy) and Janis Colette Sheltinga. Grandfather of Ian and Jason Civitella. Beloved brother of Audrey (Conrad) Bechard and Cecilia (John) Lowery. Sister-in-law of Jeannette Maxted. Douglas will be remembered by his niece Simonne (Bechard) Beck (Jeff), nephews Kenneth (Joyce) Bechard and Blair (Cindy) Bechard and Mark (Cynthia) Maxted, and many friends and former patients. Douglas practiced medicine in Regina at the Grey Nuns Hospital (Cancer Clinic) and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at the Group Health Centre and Sault area hospitals. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Sedley, Sask. on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm.
SIEGEL - Fred passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the age of 82. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Betty (Kleefeld) Siegel; parents in-law, John and Katherine Klein; daughter Darlene; sister Doreen (Smale); and two granddaughters, Heather and Barbara. Fred is survived by his loving wife Helen; daughter, Donna (Jeff) King; and grandchildren, Michael and Ann King. Fred was born in Regina on March 28, 1927. He moved to Indian Head and farmed with his Mom and Dad, and then moved back to Regina and farmed from the city. Fred and Helen were married in 1951 and moved to Parry, SK in 1952 to farm. In 1964 they moved to Sedley and farmed there. They moved again in 1972 back to Regina where Fred worked at the Tartan Curling Club for six winters and then retired. Fred loved his family and had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards and his many coffee buddies. A funeral service for Fred will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.
SILZER - Betty. Mom passed away peacefully in the evening on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the age of 90 years. She was born on April 5, 1922 in a mud house on a small farm north of Sedley, SK. Mom was the second youngest of 14 children. She obtained her nursing degree, something she was very proud of. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband Otto; parents; 7 brothers; and 4 sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Raymond (Debbie); grandson Terry; sisters Dorothy Keller and Julie Coupal; sisters-in-law Anna Kainz, Teresa Yearly and Eva Geber; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Palliative Care and the Pasqua Hospital for their care and compassion. A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1021 McCarthy Boulevard North, Regina, SK on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
SIMONSON - Hazel Ann (nee Hollingshead). Peacefully, on November 29, 2004 knowing she had fought a good fight, Hazel passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre. Mom leaves to cherish her memory; her son Carl (Joyce) of Edmonton, AB; her daughter Sigrid (Jan); grandchildren Christopher (Shelley), Carl and Marnie (Glen), Scott, Brionie (Michael) and Craig; great-grandchildren Sebastian and Brynne and loving nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband Carl Simonson in November, 1971. Born in Sedley, SK, she moved to Qu'Appelle as a child and later to Winnipeg where she attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and Success Business College. Mom worked for The Grain Exchange in her early years and later in life enjoyed her days at the Courts of St. James office and The Big Sisters Association. In keeping with Mom's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will follow later. The family would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the loving staff at Deer Lodge Centre with a special thank you to Bev, Mary-Ann, Maureen, Heather and to Vivian MacDonald for the extra T.L.C. shown to Mom. To Mom's Home Care friends, Brenda, Sylvia, Lynne, Gloria, Roxanne and Valerie, special appreciation for your care. Mom eagerly awaited her visits to CNIB - thank you to John Doleman for his volunteer time.
SPERLING - Raymond Michael. After a six month battle with cancer, Ray passed away peacefully at home, his family by his side, on April 17, 2007. He was born in Sedley Saskatchewan on November 18, 1929, arriving in Chilliwack as an infant. This permanent move gave him justification to self proclaim local privileges, because "I've lived here all my life" Ray was raised in a family with 6 siblings, Helen Sidney, Bill (predeceased in 2004) (Esther) Sperling, Bertha (Herb) Kregar, Bob (Doris) Sperling, Norm (Pat) Sperling and Maurice (Emily) Sperling. He was also predeceased by his parents, John and Marion Sperling and sister, Agatha Christine, 1930 at three years of age. Dad, choosing carpentry as his trade, left his mark of excellence on numerous
buildings and schools throughout the valley. In 1955 Ray and his bride Phyll began a life together that leaves behind a legacy of 3 children, Teri (David) Gadd, Tim (Kitsie) Sperling, Joan (Gord) Beldam, 10 grandchildren, Wendy, Sarah, Jordan, Allison, Kevin, Andrew, Sam, Madison, Nolan and Suzi, as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Jaclyn and Jacob. Their love of family and friends took them on many of life's excellent adventures which will leave us all with wonderful memories. Ray was a lifetime member of Gyro International Fraternity of Friendship, serving as District Four Governor, 1980 - 1981. He was also a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus as well as the 4th
Degree Knights of Columbus, serving 2 consecutive years as Faithful
Navigator of the 4th Degree, Henry Maurice Assembly. When you think of Ray you think of kindness, loyalty, gentleness, unconditional faith and love. Dad would always 'jest' to those close to him that God made him "just perfect"! Well Papa, you were right, nobody defines
"Perfection" in our eyes greater than you. Dad would say his life has been enriched and blessed by so many, but truth be known, we are the ones enriched and blessed by knowing him. A heartfelt Thank you to Dr. Scott Markey, whose devotion to his own profession, has brought us much comfort and strength these past months. Also Thank you to Lisa Shearer RN, Judy Burk RN, Shirley Rollheiser RN, and all the many people from the home support team. Also a special thank you to all the dedicated staff at the Hampton House for all their kindness and support. Thank you also to all his many wonderful friends and family for their cards,
letters, emails, visits and phone calls and the many ways they helped,
especially their tremendous support for Phyll, Teri, Tim and Joan. Your love and caring has been so appreciated. Funeral mass will take place on Saturday April 21st at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Chilliwack, at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's cemetery in Sardis. Evening prayers will be held Friday evening April 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
VOS - Arend J. On Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Arend J. Vos, late of Sedley, SK. passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 59. Arend is survived by his wife, Eveline; daughter, Pamela (Ben); and sons, Clinton (Angela) and Vernon. At Arend's request there will be no service.
WAGNER - Amiel Peter passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC in the early morning of Thursday, August 9, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Veronica (1996) and daughter-in-law Bonnie Wagner (2012). He is survived by his four children, son Wayne, children Peter, Jon and Joe; son Warren (Dolores), children Tammy (Jason), Terri (Adam); daughter Lee Ann, children Amanda (Peter), Andrew, Alexander; daughter Joan (Bill) son John. Grandpa also, left behind six great-grandchildren Morgan, Nolan, Own, Lucas, Carter and Tesla, son-in-law Jack Allan. Amiel was born and grew up in the town of Sedley, SK, he served in the Second World War and after married Veronica. During his working career he was employed by Canadian Propane later known as ICG, which moved him to many towns in the province. Amiel loved spending his summers at the cottage at Wee Too Beach, playing cards, and buying cars. In his retirement years he spent much of his time living in Kelowna, where he enjoyed spending time with many new and old friends. Dad was cremated and will be buried with Mom at Riverside Memorial Park, we will have a celebration of life, Tea on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street, Regina.
WARNKE - Mary (nee Leier). On Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Mary Warnke late of Regina, SK and formerly of Lewvan, SK passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 88 years with her family at her side. Predeceased by her brothers, John, Eddie and Walter; brotherin-law, Dan Eberle; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Grad; Mary leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Jerry; brothers, Steve (Jean) and Frank (Barbara); sisters, Theresa and Rose; sisters-in-law, Kay and Jeannie; and numerous nephews and nieces. Mary enjoyed many years on their farm with Jerry, caring for her yard, garden and flowers. She enjoyed visiting with her family and neighbors. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the doctors and nurses involved in Mary's care. Prayers will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Sedley, SK with Fr. Louis Abello, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sedley Cemetery, Sedley, SK.
WEINBERGER - Lorence. On Saturday, November 3, 2001, Lorence Weinberger of B-Say-Tah, SK, and formerly of Sedley, SK, passed away at the age of 72 years. He was predeceased by his father George; mother Monica; brother Andrew; and infant sister at birth. Lorence is survived by: his wife of 44 years Vivian (nee Obrigewitsch); children Brian (Deleyne) and children Karlee and Kacee of Regina, Margaret (Barrie) Weisgarber and children Krissy, Russell, Derek (Alaine) and their children Brydon and Colten of Regina, SK., Grant (Jocelyn) and children Christopher, Cole, Codie-Lynn, and Cora-Lea of Sedley, SK, Joanne Weinberger from Guelph, ON; brothers and sisters, Paul (Theresa) Weinberger of Regina, SK, Loretta (Richard) Moyse of Sedley, SK, Ken (Anita) Weinberger of Calgary, AB, Ron (Helen) Weinberger of Sedley, SK and sister-in-law Eileen Weinberger of Regina, SK. Lorence loved his job of 39 years working for the RM of Lajord while enjoying his hobby farming. Lorence and Vivian built their retirement home in B-Say-Tah village in 1988 and Lorence continued his career in Fort Qu'Appelle working part time for the RM and the RCMP police detachment as a guard. While living in Sedley he was a dedicated town councillor for 18 years, he then dedicated another 9 years as a councillor and mayor for the village of B-Say-Tah. Lorence loved his family dearly and spending time with them and all his precious grand-children. He enjoyed many memorable camping trips and holidays with family and friends. He especially enjoyed his many winters spent in Arizona. The last few years he enjoyed playing cards with his close friends and family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Grace, Sedley, SK. with Rev., Louis Abello and Rev. Isadore Gorski concelebrants. Interment to follow at Sedley Cemetery.
WEINBERGER - Vivian (nee Obrigewitsch) 1935 - 2014. On October 1, 2014 our Mom, Vivian, passed away peacefully in Regina with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Lorence in 2001, parents Chris and Margaret, brother Joe and brother-in-law Norm Tabor. Mom is survived by her children, Brian (Deleyne) and their children, Karlee (Kostas), Kacee (Robert); Margaret Lynn (Barrie) and their children Derek (Alaine) and their boys, Brydon and Colten; Russell (Janine) and their boys, Aiden and Dylan; Krissy (Dawson); Grant (Jocelyn) and their children, Christopher (Fina), Cole (Kari), Codie-Lynn (Justin), Cora-Lea; Joanne, Ricky and Raven. Mom is also survived by her sister Pearl Tabor, sister-in-law Adele, brothers Les (Venita), Chris (Martha), Ross (Pat), and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom and Dad raised us in Sedley and then retired to B-Say-Tah, where they enjoyed the lake life and made many more lifelong friends. Besides cooking many fabulous meals for family and friends, she enjoyed playing cards, watching the birds, travelling and just a few weeks ago she enjoyed her last dance. The love of her life was spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved pets, Ricky and Raven. Special thank you to the caring staff of Unit 4B at the Pasqua Hospital for their genuine concern and care of Mom. Our service for Mom will be held in Sedley, SK at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Until we meet again.
WEISGARBER - Anton. On Monday, September 22, 2008, Anton (Tony) left this earth to join Mom. He passed away in Regina Pasqua Hospital at the age of 93 years. He was born on March 18, 1915 and grew up on a farm near Vibank, SK., the 7th oldest of 14 children of Felix and AnnaMarie Weisgarber. He moved to the Sedley district where he met his future wife Margaret Schaffer. They married in 1942, bought a farm and raised their family. He lived there until 1998 when he moved to Regina. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children; Eleanor (Ken) Robb of Nipawin and their children; Leanne (Chad) Thomas and Janet (Derek) Smith, Brenda (Grant) McLaughlin and their children Mike (Joy) and Tamara (Mark) Leverton, Wayne (Carol) and their children Regan (Loretta), Kim (Natalie), Tara (Paul), Jenelle (Ted) Warcimaga and Riley (Allison), Ken (Maureen) and their children Danielle, Kyle, and Mark, Barrie (Margaret) and their children Derek (Alaine), Russell (Janine) and Krissy as well as 12 great grandchildren, sisters; Rose Bechard and Barbara Moisuk, brother; Mike (Barbara) and numerous sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Felix and AnnMarie, Margaret his wife of 46 years, an infant daughter, sisters; Margaret Runge, Regina Ballman, Mary Ashenbrenner, Eva Petryska, Helen Percival and brothers; Frank, Phillip, Alex, Adam and John. Tony was a hard worker, loyal husband and wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He could be as kind and gentle as he was strong. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 26, 2008 in Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church, Sedley, SK. at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Louis Abello celebrant, Internment to follow in the Sedley Cemetery. Prayers will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 8:00 P.M. at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK.
WELSH - Catherine (nee Schaefer) passed away in Regina with her family at her side on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at the age of 84 years. She was born in Sedley to Anton and Elizabeth Schaefer. Catharine married her husband of 37 years Henry Welsh in 1946. She was predeceased her parents, husband Henry, brothers: Ben, Jack, and Anthony Schaefer; sisters: Barbara Bigonesse, Ann Piotrofsky, Elizabeth Hirsche and Mary Joncas. Left to cherish her memory are her children: son Douglas (Linda) and their children Jennifer (Brad) Thue, Tanya (Hugh) Martens, Laura Welsh; daughter Elizabeth (Norman) Sagen and their children Dosty (Raelene) Renauld, Shane Renauld, Tim (Laura) Renauld, Whittney and Tiffany Sagen, daughter Sheila (Kevin) Yates and their children Cathy Yates, Deanna Yates and Christopher Yates; great grandchildren: Josie Thue, Brett Renauld, Alanis Renauld, Hannah Martens, Jaedon Welsh and Liam Henry Yates. A funeral service will be held at the Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Ken Koep Celebrant. A visitation will be held at Regina Funeral Home Wednesday, October 22, 2003, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
WILLIAMS - Catherine (nee Mildenberger), July 21, 1917 - July 12, 2005. Catherine died peacefully on July 12, 2005 after a long battle with Altzheimer's disease. She was born in Sedley, Saskatchewan. She attended elementary school in Kendal and completed high school at the Ursuline Convent in Vibank. In 1941, Catherine left the family farm and joined the Army Corps attaining the rank of Sgt. with the Pay Corps. After leaving the Army in 1946 she worked as a continuity writer at CKCK Radio in Regina. She met Eric in 1947 and they married in Regina in 1948. In 1952 they moved to Yorkton and in 1957 to Moose Jaw. Catherine was a devoted wife and mother of seven children, including two sets of twins. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish, Moose Jaw and was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women's League. Catherine was an avid duplicate bridge player and had received the rank of Senior/National Master from the American Contract Bridge League. She was a sports enthusiast and an ardent fan of the Roughriders. Catherine had a keen interest in politics and loved to debate the current issues of the day. She also had a love for music, a passion for writing, and her talent for gardening was unrivalled. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Jospeh Mildenberger; brothers: John, Joachim and Sebastian and sister, Louise. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Eric; sisters: Rose and Armella; children: Eric Jr., Kathleen (Ron), Joanne (Ted), Rosemary (Garry), Margaret (John), John (Suzanne) and James; seventeen grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Pretorius, Catherine's home care providers and the staff of Pioneers Lodge and Maguire Centre for their many years of compassionate and loving care. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1064 3rd Ave. N.W., Moose on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Verteran's Section, Rosedale Cemetery. Royal Canadian Legion Funeral Rites will be conducted by Moose Jaw Branch #59. Prayer services will be held at the Church on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8:30 p.m.
WOITAS - Jean Marie (nee Baldock). On Wednesday, December 16, 1998, Jean Marie Woitas late of Radville, passed away at the age of 74 years. Jean was born September 30, 1924 in Sedley, SK. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence of 48 years; five sons: David (Helen) Woitas
of Regina; Lyle (Susan) Woitas of Stony Plain, AB; Joseph (Gerri)
Woitas of Lake Alma; Michael (Debbie) Woitas of Pilot Butte; Grant
(Louanne) Woitas of Moose Jaw; and one daughter, Dianne (Archie)
Foley of Coronach; 20 grandchildren; one great grandchild; her
sisters and brothers: Mabel Lafurgy of Winnipeg; Edith Palmerton
of Brampton, ON; Norman (Jean) Baldock of Winnipeg; Violet (Bill)
Klotz of Regina; Florence (Fred) Glass and Grace (Elmer) Kilback,
both of Sedley; and Margret (Roy) Kilback of Regina; as well as
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Fabian
and a grandson, Jeremy; her father and mother Ernest and Amelia
Baldock; sister Lilian, and brother Ernest. Many thanks to special
friends and all those who helped Mom in her courageous battle
with cancer over the past few years! Prayers were said Friday,
December 18 at 6:30 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church,
Radville. The funeral mass was held Saturday, December 19 at 10:30
a.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church with Father Francis
Hengen celebrant. Interment followed in St. Blaise Cemetery, Lake
Alma. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Derek Woitas, James Woitas, Dwayne Kilback, Delbert Klotz, Leo LaBelle and Natasha Woitas.
WOLBAUM - Matthias "Matt " passed away on Friday, February 18th, 2005 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by his wife Marguerite, his parents George and Rosa, six brothers; Adam, Frank, Charlie, Stephen, Rochus and Jack, and two sisters, Catherine and Cecilia. Matt is survived by two sisters Rose Marie Linz, Thorold, ON., and Theresa Pageot, Regina, SK., sister-in-law Agatha and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina, SK., on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Hogan officiating. Interment to follow in the Sedley Cemetery.
WORMSBECKER - Anastasia (November 19, 1915 - June 24, 2012). Anastasia Wormsbecker, originally from Sedley and Regina, Sask., passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 96 years. Anastasia is survived by her children Lorrie, Frank (Shirley), Eric (Kathleen), David (Rosa), and Edith (Tony); grandchildren Anne, Sean, Erin, Kristyn, and Nicole; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anastasia was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1980. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sincere thanks and gratitude is extended to the staff of the second floor of Hillcrest Extendicare for their excellent care and dedication to our mother as well as the support given to the family during Anastasiaís stay at the centre.
WORMSBECKER - Jacob Frank. It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Jacob was predeceased by his wife Cecilia in 2004; his father Florian in 1990; his mother Katherine in 1997; and his daughter Laura in infancy in 1954. Jacob leaves to cherish his memory his children: George (Janet), Maurice (Kim) and Debbie (Vern). He also leaves six grandchildren: Jenny (Dale), Cheryl (Randy), Janelle (Tyler), Shawn, Lance and Jordan; five great-grandchildren: Rayanne, Radyn, Mason, Viki and Harlee. He will also be sadly missed by his brother Stan (Kelly); as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and by family members Anna-Marie Fraser and Rhonda Gamberg. Jacob was born on September 4, 1930 at Sedley, SK. It was here that he met and married Cecilia and had 51 wonderful years of marriage. Dad and Mom farmed north of Sedley where they raised their family until 1975 and then moved into Sedley and continued farming until Dad's retirement in 1996. Jacob's passion was farming, cattle and his family. He was a great husband and father and the best teacher. There was no math problem that he couldnít solve for the grandchildren. Dad was known to be a comedian at times but was still an amazing leader and mentor to his children and grandchildren. Today heaven gains another HERO. Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church in Sedley, SK on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
WORMSBECKER - Magdalena (nee Ferner) passed away on Friday, October 3, 2003 at the age of 86 years. Magdalena was predeceased by her parents Godfried & Isabella Ferner; husband Adam; infant daughter Linda Marie; brothers Peter, Godfrey, Arnold, Paul and Norbert; sister Katherine. Magdalena will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children Sharon (Roger) Blain of Stoughton and their children Marguerite, Roger Luke; Ronald (Joanne) Wormsbecker of Weyburn and their children Janet, Sarah, Michael, Karen; Glenda (Alcide) Lemire of White City, SK and their children Tyson and Tenille. Her brothers Leo, Martin (Alois) and Edwin; sisters Barbara, Celestine, and Doreen; as well as numerous nieces nephews, relatives and friends. Magdalena had an unwaivering belief in God and a firm commitment to the Gospel values of social justice. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 from Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, Sedley, SK with Father Louis Abello presider. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2003 from St. Vincent de Paul roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, SK. Interment at Sedley Cemetery.