Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Serath, Saskatchewan

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BACK - James passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the age of 94 years. He was predeceased by his wife Caroline; daughter-in-law Bonnie; brothers, John and Bill; sisters Priscilla, Alice and Mabel and friend Irma Hoffman. James is survived by his son Wayne (Marg), grandsons Michael (Jayda) and their children Everley and Decklan; Colin (Raedon) and their children Beckett and Harper; daughter Gayle Toth (Pat), granddaughter Jodie Sommerfeld (Jadon) and their children Raya, Rhett and Owen. James was born on November 11, 1918 in Serath, SK. He served in the Canadian Army during World War II. In 1942, he returned to the Back homestead where he farmed for nearly 40 years. He enjoyed the typical pastimes of country life - curling, visiting friends and relatives, watching hockey and serving on various community organizations. He was an avid sports fan - especially the Roughriders, Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs and Raymore Rockets. One of his greatest pleasures was vacationing in Hawaii with Carrie and his children and grandchildren. In 1990, he moved to Regina, where he could enjoy his retirement years with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. James was a very kind and patient man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. A family service will be held at a later date.

BACK - Leonard Albert Back was born on July 4, 1924 and passed away peacefully on January 5, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Wilma (nee Wulff); two daughters, Lenora (Glen) Sandness and Velda; grandchildren, Andrew and Elaine Sandness; sisters, Dorothy (Walt) Halls, Violet Tease, Irene Hubick and Ethel Klatt; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Ida Back; brother, George; sister, Beatrice Mang; brother, Thomas in infancy; and several in-laws. Leonard was born on his father's original homestead in the Serath District where he lived and farmed until the mid 1990's. In his heart, he loved the land, and being a farmer. He took great pride in watching his crops grow into harvest. Leonard also enjoyed the many card games over the years with friends and neighbors. Moving to Regina in 1994, Leonard discovered Cable TV, relishing major league sports and the coaching he could provide from the comfort of his sofa. He was not fond of travelling but he made several trips to Ottawa to visit Lenora and her family and on one of these trips went to an NHL game to watch his beloved Maple Leafs play the Senators. His other big trip was to England, visiting with family in the birthplace of his father in Kennford, Devon. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in Broadway United Church, 105 Broadway Avenue, Regina, SK with Rev. Jim Balfour, officiating. Interment will follow in the Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, SK.

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DORCAS - Gail Louise (nee Huber) August 9, 1951 - April 24, 2014. On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Gail Louise Dorcas (nee Huber) of Indian Head, SK, passed away suddenly at the age of 62 years. Gail was predeceased by her husband Edward Dorcas, parents George & Verna Huber, stepmother Phyllis Huber, father and mother-in-law Roy and Helen Dorcas and niece Jenny Lovett. Gail leaves behind her brother Daryl (Shirley) Huber of Devon, AB, Shelly (Donald) Legault of Indian Head, SK, Dawn Huber (Ryan Moggey) of Regina, Glenda (Ray) Gilbert of Calgary, AB, brothers-in-law Roger Dorcas, Harry Dorcas, sister-in-laws Lorraine (Larry) Newton of Spruce Grove, AB, Carol (Mike) Lovett of Sioux Lookout, ON, Mona (Red) Dorcas of Regina along with numerous nieces and nephews. Gail was born in Regina, SK on August 9, 1951. She spent her childhood living on the farm at Serath, SK. and going to school in Serath and Raymore. She spent most of her working career working in housekeeping at the Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Rehab and retired as Director of Housekeeping from the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. She moved to Indian Head in 2010 and spent the next two years wintering in Mission, TX. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina.

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FINDLAY - Edward Wesley "Bud" passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Bob and Jean Findlay and his daughter Echo Lavonne Findlay. Bud is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hilda (nee Butz), his children; Dennis, Lyle and Audrey Neufeld, her husband Walt Neufeld and two grandchildren, Chad and Kristy Neufeld. The family wishes to thank the Neurological staff at the Regina General Hospital for the loving care given to Bud during his time there. After four years (1941-45) in the Royal Canadian Air force, Bud threw himself into his lifelong passion of farming on the family farm located 15 miles south of Semans. He also filled the role of municipal councilor for 24 years as well as being active in the Serath Elbourn Lutheran Church. Bud and Hilda wintered in Hemet California for 26 years where they forged a host of life long friendships. Family, friends and helping others was central to Bud's life. He will be missed by all and in particular his card playing circle. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. in Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK., with Pastor Bob Leeson, officiating.

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GETTIS - Florence Mary (nee Knowles) was born in Bradbury, England on June 12, 1923, and lived with her parents, James and Rachel Knowles and sister, Marie, in Great Harwood, Lancashire. In 1939, she joined the Royal Air Force where she met Duain Gettis, a gunner with the Royal Artillery. They married on January 9, 1945 in England and lived the majority of their life on a farm near Semans, Saskatchewan. Mary enjoyed many years at their condo in Mesa, Arizona where she loved to entertain and golf. After Duain passed away, she moved to Calgary to be near Denise and family. Mary passed away peacefully in Calgary on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her parents and Duain, her husband of 52 years. Mary is survived by her six children: Jim (Barbara), Dawn (Stephen), Denise (Allen), Ken (Bernadette), Kevin (Lynn), and Gary. She will be greatly missed by her sister, Marie(Ray) Roberts of England and daughter-in-law Melody Gettis. She was also the proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She will be missed for her smile, great sense of humour, and her ready laugh

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HADINGER - Erna (nee Rudy) It is with deep sorrow that the family of Erna Hadinger announces her passing on July 10, 2005 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver, B.C. due to complications of Parkinson's. Erna was born July 26, 1913 in Nort Kaukazus, Russia and came to Canada November 11, 1926 settling in Serath, Saskatchewan. Erna married John Hadinger in 1938 moving to Regina where they resided until 1974 when they moved to North Vancouver. Erna was predeceased by her parents Peter Rudy (1922), Katharina Rudy Zeitler (1980), step-father Karl Zeitler (1986), brother and sisters in infancy, husband John in 1993, step-sister Alice (1996), step-brother Bob in 1999. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Mel (Nancy Choat) of Victoria, grandson Lance and Darren Hadinger and their mother Evelyn of Regina, daughter Leona (Art) and grandson Jamie Teske of North Vancouver, brother Eric Zeitler of Regina, Aunt Matilda Lemke of Calgary and numerous cousins in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. At Erna's request she will be cremated and there will be no service. A Come and Go Tea was held at the home of her daughter, Leona Teske at 1363 Ross Road on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 3pm.

HAINES - Ross Henry (1922 - 2014). On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, Ross Henry Haines of Regina, SK, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. Ross served his country overseas in the Canadian Army during WWII, returning home in 1946 to the family homestead just East of Serath, SK. Over the next 66 years, Ross pursued his love of agriculture and farmed at first in partnership with his father Arthur, then his brother Hector, and lastly, his great nephew Cory. Ross was also a passionate fan of hockey. During the winter months he would spend a lot of his time at local arenas supporting and cheering on his favorite teams. In 1996, at the age of 73 years, Ross married his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth (Hillier) and spent his remaining life with her in Vancouver B.C., Raymore, SK. and finally Regina. Ross is survived by his wife Betty, her 3 children Janet (Cam), Donald (Yolande) & Kathleen (Ray), Bettyís many grandchildren, and great grandchildren, his sister Hilda Moore of Southey, SK, and numerous nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Arthur & Ellen (Blissett), brothers, Frank, Alfie & Hector, and his sister Phyllis Isaac. To honour Ross' wishes of no funeral, a social to celebrate his life will be held at the Southey Seniors Centre on Keats Street in Southey, SK. on Saturday March 1st, 2014 at 3:00 pm. A graveside service for family and friends will be determined at a later time.

HEHN - Alfred passed away peacefully in the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on May 23, 2012, at the age of 79. He was born on July 12, 1933, in the Serath District to William and Elizabeth Hehn. Alfred was predeceased by his parents William (February 28 1978) and Elizabeth (October 18, 1979); brothers William Jr. in 1996 and Joseph in 2000; sister Gertrude Stenko in 2006. He leaves to mourn his passing his siblings, Alma Vandenweele of Davidson, SK, Betty Lang, Lena Pearson, and Rudy (Corinne) Hehn of St. Thomas, ON, Mildred Hehn and Laura (Robert) Buchner of Edmonton, AB, Herbert and Harvey Hehn of Quinton, SK; also nephews, nieces and cousins too numerous to mention. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Quinton, SK, on June 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

HODEL - Eva (1916 - 2013). Eva passed away quietly with family by her side on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Eva was predeceased by her husband Ernest, parents and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three sons Al (Laura), Ernest (Emilie) and Dale (Pat); four grandchildren, Heather (Jeff), Blair, Kent and Kevin; four Great Grandchildren, Jaida, Tristen, Rylee and Lily and one sister Hilda Flamand, two sisters-in-law, Florence Neimor and Marian Neimor and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to give thanks to the Staff at Regina Lutheran Home for their kindness and compassionate care of Eva. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at North Southey Lutheran Church, with Rev. Lowell Dennis Officiating. Interment will be at Serath Elbourne Cemetery following the service.

HODEL - Minnie. On Friday, July 20, 2001, Minnie Hodel passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years. Predeceased by her husband Adam and by her parents Karl and Regina, four brothers and two sisters. Minnie is survived by her children, Frances (Ernie) LaMontagne, Sieg (Diane), Lawrence (Robin), Sheila (Darrel) Bolin, Eric (Trina), Ed (Val) and Rose Statz; eighteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three brothers, Albert (Alice) Weber, Arnold (Myrna) Weber and Walter (Lorraine) Weber; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Weber, Frieda Hodel; two brothers-in-law, Larry Ring and John Hodel as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Ave., Regina with Pastor Bob Leeson, officiating. Interment to follow at Serath Cemetery.

HUBER - Albert F. On Monday, July 23, 2001 Albert F. Huber, late of Regina, SK passed away at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents, Adelheid Huber, Frank and Ludwiga Huber; and brothers, Walter and Ernest; Albert is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Annie; son, Warren (Karen) Huber and their children, Kendra (Vaughan), Daria (Brad) and Erin; daughters, Linda (Dan) Dundas and their daughter, Crystal; Tammy (Milton) Mohr and their children, Kassandra, Travis and Brett; brothers, Herman (Tegla) and Fred (Vivian); sister, Mary (Arnold) Massier and numerous nieces and nephews. Albert loved life to the fullest, but his greatest treasure was his family. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elbourne - Serath District, (Hwy 6 North of Southey - Strasbourg Exit), with Pastor Jeff Tank, officiating. Interment to follow in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery.

HUBER - Alfred. On January 18, 2006 Alfred Huber passed away peacefully in Regina, SK . He was predeceased by his parents; brothers: George in 1909, Jacob and Henry; sisters: Olga and Magdelena; Alfred is survived by sisters: Minnie and Christina; brothers: Martin, Philip, Walter (Jean) and many nieces and nephews. He was born and raised on the farm at Serath, SK. He farmed until he moved to Regina in 2000. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 1:30 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK with Pastor Bob Lesson officiating.

HUBER - Annie born on August 15, 1924 passed away peacefully at the age of 84 years on Monday, September 22, 2008. She is predeceased by her husband Albert in 2001; brother Johnny; sister Eda; brothers-in-law Vick, Al and Maynard. She leaves to mourn son Warren (Karen); daughters Linda (Dan), Tammy (Milton); 7 grandchildren Kendra (Vaughan), Daria (Brad), Erin (Matt), Crystal, Kassandra (Aryn), Travis, Brett; great grandchildren Kieran, Bryn, Cameryn, Addison, Xavier; sisters Mildred, Lorrie; brothers Ritchie, Donny. Funeral service will 11:00 am. at St. James Catholic Church, Southey; interment at Serath Elborne Cemetery.

HUBER - Christina "Tina" was born November 17, 1929 at Serath to Martin & Christina Huber. She passed away in the Pasqua Hospital after a long battle with cancer in February 2009. Tina was predeceased by her parents; brothers Jacob, Henry, Philip and Alfred; sisters Olga and Magdelina (Lena). She is survived by her sister Minnie; brothers Martin and Walter (Jean). Tina was born on a farm at Serath and farmed with Henry and Alfred. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 1:00 P.M in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. James Catholic Church, Southey; interment at Serath Elborne Cemetery.

HUBER - Erwin Philip passed away on June 2, 2007, at the age of 80 years. Erwin was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand and Amelia Huber, brother Rudy Huber, brothers in law Emil Tourney, Chris Hodel, Harold Norleen and Floyd Hansen. He leaves to mourn his sisters Hilda Tourney, Frieda Hodel, Ella Norleen, Evelyn (Carl) Van Meer, and Doris Hansen; brothers John (Myrtle) Huber and Harold (Ethleen); and sister in law Evelyn Huber. A Memorial Service for Erwin will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at 1:00pm at Mount Olive Lutheran Church 2015 4th Ave. North, Regina, SK with Pastor T. Dafoe, officiating. Interment to follow at the Serath Elbourne Cemetery.

HUBER - Fred J. (July 17, 1917 - June 24, 201). Fred J. Huber, late of Southey SK., a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully June 24, 2011 with his family at his side, at the age of 93 years and 11 months. Fred is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Adelheid Huber; and his step-mother Ludwicka; 4 brothers, Herman, Albert, Walter and Ernie; and 7 brothers in-law, Jake Massier, Bert Seminuk, Clifford Seminuk, Herbert Seminuk, Ted Seminuk, Frank Wirll, John Bohn; and 6 sisters-in-law, Charity Bohn, Frances Seminuk, Tegla Huber, Annie Huber and Dorothy Huber; Fred is survived by his loving wife, Vivian of 70 years, 1 son Hugh (Elaine) Huber and 1 sister Mary Massier, 3 sisters-in-law, Alice Seminuk, Fay Seminuk, and Ardell Seminuk and numerous nieces and nephews. Fred's great love was farming. He started farming by working for his neighbor at a young age, soon after his family got into the trucking business. In 1940 he married the love of his life, Vivian Seminuk and started farming on his own. He farmed until he was 90 years old. Fred loved to wheel and deal and he loved to buy new equipment and vehicles. Fred enjoyed being involved in politics in his younger years. He was also involved in getting the Health Centre, Police Station, and Pioneer Lodge started in Southey through this involvement. We the family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses and staff of 4A Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care of Fred for the last 3 1/2 weeks, with special thanks to Dr. Mary Bohn and Dr. Joseph for their care. Special thanks, also to our Pastor, Rev. Lowell Dennis, Hospital Chaplin Rev. Dennis Fingas and our family friend, Rev. Bob Leeson, for their many visits, prayers and comforting words. Fred will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all. May he rest in peace. Memorial donations may be made to Southey Emmanuel Lutheran Church or a Charity of your choice. A Funeral Services for Fred will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Southey, SK at 2:00PM, Thursday, June 30,2011, lunch following service. Burial will take place at the Serath-Elbourne Cemetery following the lunch.

HUBER - Magdalena of Regina, SK passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her husband, Fred; children, Ralph and Jean; parents, Martin and Christina Huber; sister, Olga Koch; brothers, Henry and Jack; grandsons, Kenneth Kauck and Dwayne Huber; and brothers and sisters-in-law; Magdalena is survived by her children: Kilby (Lynn) Huber of Glen Harbour, Carol (Ed) Kauck of Regina, Dennis of Nanaimo, B.C., and Betty (Andy) Staruiala of Regina; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also leaves sister, Minnie (George) Schmalenberg; brothers: Martin, Phillip, Alfred, Walter (Jean) Huber and sister, Tina; sisters-in-law, Edna (John) Wilde, Mary Huber and Phyllis Huber and brother-in-law, Rudy Huber. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. in Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2015 4th Ave. N., Regina, SK with Pastor Terry Defoe, officiating. Interment to be held at Serath Elbourne Cemetery at 4:00 P.M.

HUBER - Martin G. (1921 - 2009). Martin passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his parents, Martin & Christina Huber; brothers, Jacob, Henry, Philip and Alfred; sisters, Olga, Magdelina (Lena) and Christina (Tina). Martin is survived by his sister Minnie and brother Walter (Jean) and many nieces & nephews. Martin farmed at Serath, SK for many years. Funeral service will be held at Lee Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Bob Leeson Officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Serath, SK.

HUBER - Myrtle (1920-2008) Myrtle passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her first husband, Pat Young of Stony Beach in 1962; her parents, Pete and Maggie Trumbley; brother John and his wife, Gertie; and baby brother Douglas. Myrtle is survived by her loving husband, Johnny; daughter Shirley (Mike) Toth and family; son Wayne (Debbie) Young and family; four grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; brother Roy (Wilma) Trumbley; sister Ruby (Ollie) Howard; as well as several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Myrtle farmed in the Stony Beach, Serath areas and resided in Regina for many years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2015 4th Avenue North, Regina. Interment in Serath Cemetery at a later date.

HUBER - Philip Karl was born on June 5, 1923 and passed away on September 14, 2006 in Regina, SK at the age of 83 years. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers George (1909), Jacob, Henry and Alfred; and sisters Olga and Magdelina. Philip is survived by his sisters Minnie and Christina; brothers Martin and Walter (Jean) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. INTERMENT will be held at Serath Cemetery, Serath, SK.

HUBICK - Gertrude Alma (nee Adelman) passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by husband, Joseph; parents, Frank and Emily Adelman; in-laws, Frank and Barbara Hubick; brother, Walter; and several family members. Gertrude will be missed by daughter Lorraine (Leonard) Mason; granddaughter, Ledean (Lance) Moysey; great-grandson, Dustin Moysey; great-granddaughter, Emily Moysey; brother, Arthur (Lorraine) Adelman; and many other numerous relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 5, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Serath Elbourne Lutheran Church (26 km North of Southey on Highway 6, 6.5 kms West, and 0.8 km North) with Rev. Robert Leeson officiating. Interment will follow in the Serath Elbourne Cemetery.

HUBICK - Joseph. It is with deep sadness that the family of Joe Hubick announces his passing on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at the age of 87. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Barbara Hubick; inlaws Frank and Emily Adelman; sisters Clara (Tony) Ollinger, Nora (Richard) Huber, Carrie (Henry) Knapp, Minnie; brothers: Adam (Barbara), Charlie (Katie), Herman (Betty), Jake (Katie), George, Ernest, Harold; and several nieces, nephews and family members. Joe will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, Gertie; daughter Lorraine and her husband Leonard Mason; granddaughter Ledean and her husband Lance Moysey; great grandson Dustin Moysey; great-granddaughter Emily Moysey; sisters Martha (Rudolph) Knapp, Irene Butz; sisters-in-law Eileen, Francis, Mary and Wilma Hubick; brotherin-law Arthur Adelman his wife Lorraine; as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Prayers for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. at Serath-Elbourne Church and Cemetery with Rev. H. Nachtigall officiating.

HUGIE - Charlie. With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Charlie Hugie, at home on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the age of 76 years, after a long battle with cancer. Charlie conducted his battle with the same courage and humour that infused his life. Charlie was raised in the Serath District and farmed there from the time of his marriage to Mary in 1956 until retiring to Regina in 2003. Devoted to his family and community, Charlie enriched and inspired the lives of his own children and countless others through his untiring work for minor hockey and his leadership of the Serath 4-H Light Horse Club. Despite the demands on his time of his farm and a large family, Charlie could always make time to help a neighbour or volunteer in many capacities; with good will and great humour that charmed strangers and delighted his friends. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Katherine and by his infant children Raymond and Elaine, Charlie leaves to mourn his beloved wife Mary; children Robert (Karen), Gary, Greg (Sherry), Tim (Paula), Tammy (Dean) and Rick (Shannon); and by grandchildren Colin, Charlie, Katelyn, Peyton, Lyndsay and Kameron; as well as brothers Arthur (Wilma), John (Esther) and Frank and sister Marion Schmalenberg. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. in Sacred Heart RC Church, Raymore, SK with Rev. Peter Thang Nguyen, officiating. Prayers will be said Friday, March 4, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK.

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KAYTOR - Peter Albert was born on April 25, 1920 on the family farm at Serath, SK and passed away suddenly at home on the farm on Friday, January 6, 2006. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Frances Kaytor, five brothers and four sisters. Peter is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 57 years; children: Barry (Charlene); Dwight (Elaine), Ron (Mary Ann), and Jeanette (Gary); grandchildren: Olithea (Kris), Chantel, Michael, Erica, Danielle, Jessica, Matthew, Kimberly and Angela; brother and sisters Helen (Howard) Lavere; Wilma (William) Markel and Andrew (Susan); sisters-in-law Ellen, Anne and Marion; plus numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

KOCH - Larry Ronald Sr. passed away peacefully at home, in the early morning of Thursday, October 3, 2002 with his wife and daughter-in-law by his side at the age of 63 years, 11 months and 15 days, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Predeceased by his father Paul; mother Olga (Huber); sisters Gladyce, Bertha, Linda and brother Gordon and brothers-in-law Joe Romanuk, Gordon Brightman and Sieg Hehn. Larry is survived by his loving wife wife Barbara (Brightman) of 42 years; two sons Larry (Cathy) of Regina, Paul (Kathy) of Yellow Grass and daughter Belinda of Regina; grandchildren Gregory, Neelie, Kiana, Alexis Koch and Keenan Young, all of Regina, Krista Young of Prince Albert; step-granddaughter Tanya Solomon of Regina; special unrelated family, Aaron Benson, Rodney Blackmore, Nick Supynuk, Rodger Redman all of Regina, Beth Flegg and daughter Cheyenne of Saskatoon; brothers Leonard (Loretta), Dale, Rodney, Greg (Paula) all of Regina and Harvey (Esther) of Castlegaar, BC; A SPECIAL UNCLE, Martin Huber; Godmother Lena Huber of Regina; sister-in-law Alice Hehn of Regina; brothers-in-law David Brightman (Irma) of Semans, George Brightman (Flo) of Ottawa as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Sask., Alta., and BC. He will also be sadly missed by his Buddy "JAKE". FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Monday, October 7, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation will follow with interment at Serath Cemetery at a later date. The family wishes to thank the Palliative Home Care Nurses and Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit for the special care given to Larry.

KRAMER - Grant passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 53 years on Friday, September 12, 2003. Grant was a special son and brother who moved with his family from Serath to Regina in 1959 so that he could attend Harrow de Groot School. He worked at the Cosmopolitan Activity Centre for the handicapped until he insisted on retiring at age 50. He enjoyed Camp Easter Seal, vacationing with his parents, playing Casino slot machines, dancing and watching sports on TV. Grant was a loving, sweet person who will be sadly missed. Grant is survived by his parents, Harold and Minnie; sister, Janet; brother, Rodney (Trina); brother, Terry; niece, Lori; nephews, Blair, Kelly, Brent and Josh; as well as Kimberley, Christopher and Mathew, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Date of Memorial Service to follow.

KRAMER - Harold, 89 years, unexpectedly and peacefully, on April 30, 2005 in Regina. Beloved husband of Minnie (nee Schmalenberg) for 63 years. Loving father of Janet Billon (Kelowna), Rodney and Trina (Windsor), Terry (Regina) and the late Grant (deceased 2003). Also deceased son-in-law Earl Billon. Loving grandfather of Kelly (Terri), Lori (Mike), Blair (Ann), Brent and Josh, as well as Kimberley (Alan), Christopher and Mathew. Great grandfather of Adam, Brendan, and soon-to-be expected, Jonah. Brother of Eric (Edna). Predeceased by sisters, Winnie and Tegla, and brothers Henry and Adolph. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Harold farmed in Serath, and then Rowatt, retiring in 1973. He and Minnie travelled extensively; in particular, to 17 Silver Broom World Curling Championships in Canada, USA and Europe. Their respective curling jackets with hundreds of pins are on display in the Turner Curling Museum in Weyburn. As per Harold's request, a cremation has taken place, with a private family service to follow.

KRAMER - Ida (nee Schmalenberg). On Monday February 19, 2001, Ida Kramer passed way at Elmview Extendicare at the age of 85 years. Ida was predeceased by her husband, Adolph; brothers, Albert and Walter Schmalenberg, sister-in-law, Barbara. Ida is survived by her daughter, Deanna (Ken) Werner, Regina. Grandsons, Jonathan, Regina: Mark, Vancouver. Brothers, George (Minnie) Schmalenberg, Raymore: Adolph (Ida) Schmalenberg, Raymore: Henry Schmalenberg, Renfrew, Ont. Sisters, Minnie (Harold) Kramer, Regina: Edna (Eric) Kramer, Regina: Olga (Connie) Hopkinson, Raymore. Sisters-in-law, Marion Schlmalenberg, Serath: Emilie Hoyer, Regina. Brother-in-law, Herman (Tegla) Huber, Vancouver, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ida was famous for her cooking and baking, and knew the likes and favorites of each family member. She was especially known for her fried chicken, butter tarts and jam-jams. Ida spent her leisure time working on various crafts and enjoyed the Blue Jays Baseball on T.V. She loved to play cards with friends, family and grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, 12th Ave. and Angus St., Regina, Sk., on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Anne Thomas-Knudsen officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.

KRAMER - Minnie (nee Schmalenberg). It is with great sadness that the family of Minnie, announce her passing on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the age of 89. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Harold and her son, Grant. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Janet (Billon); son, Rodney and wife, Trina; son, Terry and grandchildren, Lori, Blair, Kelly, Brent and Joshua. Minnie grew up in the Serath area on the family farm. She participated in many of the community activities. They moved into Regina in 1959 so that Grant could attend Harrow de Groot School for those with Down Syndrome. Minnie enjoyed baking, bowling, playing cards, travel and mostly bingo. She along with Harold attended 17 Silver Broom World Curling Championships, taking them to Europe many times. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Regina and any donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the church or to Regina Community Living. Minnie will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A private burial service will be held in the future.

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LEPAGE - Joan Charlotte (nee Massier), dearly beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully in the Regina General Hospital on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Maurice LePage, her parents, Charles and Anna Massier, her twin sister, June LePage, parents-in-law, Colin & Marie LePage; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Laurier & Estelle LePage, Wilfred LePage, Henry LePage, Stuart Wells, Annette & Lionel Loiselle, Therese & Rene Lavoie, and Dianne Massier. Joan is survived by her loving family; daughters Michelle (Gerry) Redl and their daughter Britni (Corey) Michel; Colette Stefan and her daughters Mackenzie (Jacob Hollenbeck) & Madison; Nicole (Kevin) Almassy and their sons, Aaron and Tyler; son-in-law, Keith Stefan. She is also survived by her sister Jan (Jim) Ursu, her brother, Gary (Christine Tell) Massier, her brother-in-law, Antoine (Genevieve) LePage, her sisters-in-law, Yvette Wells & Loretta LePage; numerous well loved nieces, nephews and treasured friends. Joan was born April 25, 1935 at Serath, Sk. and lived in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Regina. She worked for the Bank of Montreal before her marriage and later part-time for the Royal Bank for many years. Joan & Maurice enjoyed travelling and visited many exotic places throughout the world. They excelled at entertaining business colleagues and friends. Joan loved to cook and bake, sewed beautifully, enjoyed knitting, and listening to music. She was a generous, loving mother, sister, and friend and had a wonderful sense of humour. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and caregivers at the Pasqua Hospital 3D, Parkside Extendicare and the Regina General Hospital 5E for their kind and compassionate care of Joan. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Little Flower R.C. Church, 420 College Avenue, Regina, Sk. with Rev. Barry Anwender, Celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

LEPAGE - June Katherine (nee Massier), dearly beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital on Friday, December 26, 2003. June was predeceased by her father, Charles Massier, mother, Anna Massier, husband, Henry LePage; parents-in-law, Colin and Marie LePage; brothers-in-law, Laurier LePage, Wilfred LePage, Maurice LePage, Stuart Wells, and Rene Lavoie; sister-inlaw Estelle LePage. June is survived by her loving family; sons, Colin and Maureen LePage, and children, Lanna, Colin and Lanna's son, Braden, all of Regina, Dean and Donna and children Lynsee, Karissa, and Tyren, Regina, Brent and Jackie, and children, Megan, Tyler and Shane, Milk River, Alberta; her daughter, Lavonne and Garth Melle, White City. She is also survived by her twin sister and best friend, Joan LePage, sister Jan and Jim Ursu, all of Regina, and her brother, Gary and Dianne Massier, Lethbridge, Alberta; her brother-in-law, Antoine and Genevieve LePage, Montreal, P.Q.; her sisters-in-law, Yvette Wells, Annette and Lionel Loiselle, all of Saskatoon, and Therese Lavoie, Vancouver, B.C.; special nieces and nephews, Michelle and Gerry Redl and their daughter, Britni, Saskatoon, Colette and Keith Stefan and their daughters, Mackenzie and Madison, Regina, Nicole and Kevin Almassy and their sons, Aaron and Tyler, Regina; and many more well loved and kissed nieces, nephews, and treasured friends. June was born on April 25, 1935 at Serath, Sk. and lived in Melfort, Saskatoon, and Regina. She worked for the Royal Bank for many years and retired from the bank in 1992. June was an honest and loving mother, sister, and friend. She had an incredible amount of energy and could work circles around most of us. She loved to sew, knit, garden, listen to music and had a wonderful sense of humour. She never dwelled on her illness or sad times. June lived life to the fullest, every day! Her family and friends are going to miss her positive attitude, her smiles, hugs and kisses. Heartfelt thanks goes to Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Janciewicz, Mary and Margaret at the Pasqua Hospital for their kindness and loving care; also a special thanks to the nurses in Palliative Care. Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Little Flower R.C. Church, Regina, Sk. with Rev. Bill Mahoney, Celebrant. Cremation. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

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MANG - Beatrice Rose (nee Back). On Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Beatrice Rose Mang late of Regina, SK passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 85 years after a long struggle with Alzheimer. She is survived by her children: Daryl (Colleen) and their children: Amber-Lynn, Becky; Linda (Glenn) and their children: Calvin, Dwight (Alisha), Richard, Jacquelyn (Jeff); Delaine (Andy) and their children: Brad, Keith; Leanne (Mel) and their children: Derek, Landon and Allysa and 7 great grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy, Violet, Ethel, Irene; brother Leonard and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bea was predeceased by her husband Freddie; parents Albert and Ida Back; brothers Thomas and George and numerous in-laws. Bea was born on February 26, 1923 near Serath, SK and grew up on the family farm. She joined the army during World War II where she worked as a seamstress. After the war she married Freddie on October 3, 1948, moved to Regina and started their family. Bea was a homemaker raising her family while enjoying sewing countless dresses for her girls and their dolls, gardening, canning and home decorating. Bea started her career outside the home as a seamstress and worked for several drapery companies until starting her company "Bea's Drapery Boutique " which she owned and operated for many years. She enjoyed entertaining at her home where everyone always enjoyed her home cooking and plenty of laughter. Bea loved her grandchildren and always held them close to her heart. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.

MASSIER - Walter Frank, dearly beloved husband of Olga Massier, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. He was predeceased by his father, Phillip Massier; mother, Anna Massier (nee Piatkowski); brothers and sisters-in-law, John, Charlie & Annie, Fred & Vera; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine & Isadore Lazzari, Gail & Hector Martin, Rose Baron, Annie Massier; and special niece, Audrey (Hyer) King. Walter will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Olga; his children, Sylvia Hayward (Jim), Saskatoon, Bob Lasiuk (Brenda), Athabasca, Alta, Patricia & Eric Silbernagel, Saskatoon, and David Lasiuk, Nanaimo, B.C.; several grandchildren & great grandchildren; sister Carrie (Clay) Mathews-Dorsey, Trail, B.C., sister-in-law, Minnie Massier, Regina, Sask., brother-inlaw, John Baron, and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was born April 14, 1923 at North Southey. He farmed for several years in the Serath/Southey district and later moved to Saskatoon where he worked for Firestone. In 1971, he married Olga Lasiuk. When he and Olga moved to Regina, he continued to work for Firestone for a while and then later was employed by Sears and the Golden Mile Plaza. Walter was an avid arm-chair sportsman with a fantastic memory for sports highlights. He also had a great interest in politics and was known to get into some intense political discussions. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a very special uncle to his nieces and nephews. He had a wonderful sense of humour, many good stories to share and a hearty laugh. We will miss him dearly. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK. with Pastor Bryan Rosnau officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park.

MASSIER - Wilhelmine Rose (nee Hodel) December 8, 1914 - July 10, 2007. At the age of 92, she closed her eyes for the last time and went to meet her Lord. Mom was predeceased by our Dad, her beloved husband, John; her parents, Frank and Anna Hodel; infant sister, Emma; and brothers: Bernie, Frank, Louie and Art. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Al Pellrene of Edmonton; her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Bev Massier; her grandchildren, Todd Massier; Tim and Kathy Massier and great granddaughters, Grace and Zoe; and Sherilee Massier, all of Des Moines, Iowa. Mom is also survived by her sisters, Frieda Lauridsen and Hilda Gaschler; brother and sister-in-law, John Hodel and Mary Ann Santha; sisters-in-law, Emma Hodel, Kay Hodel, Marie-Anne Hodel and Olga Massier; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carrie Matthews and Clay Dorsey; as well as nieces and nephews. Mom was born at Balgonie; the family moved to the Markinch district when she was still a child. She attended Wiley School, completing Grade 8, while helping her parents with farm work. On October 6, 1936, she and Dad were married. They lived in the Serath and Balgonie areas before buying their farm in the Gregherd district north of Markinch in 1946 where they lived until they moved to Regina in 1969. After retirement, they enjoyed lots of little trips to and with friends and family, things they hadn't been able to do in their younger days when there were pennies to be counted, cows to be milked and a farm to be taken care of. Mom's world changed when Dad died in 1998. She remained strong for several years family and friends helped her so much and allowed her the illusion of independence while living in her own home. Eventually, however, physical and mental deterioration left no choice but for her to enter Santa Maria Seniors Home in 2005. Mom's perfect day might have been a summer day when she could wake up before sunrise to hoe her garden (stepping very, very carefully to avoid any wayward earthworms on the sidewalk). It would have been a day spent with Dad, the one and only love of her life, and a day that saw visits or a phone call from her children and grandchildren. She would have cleaned something anything! and she would have made bread and a batch of cinnamon rolls. On a summer evening, she might have looked forward to a visit with someone in the shade of the back yard, offering coffee from that ever-present coffee pot. And if it was winter, you can be sure that through the magic of yarn and crochet hooks, yet another afghan would have been materializing from that easy chair beside the phone before someone came in for a noisy game of Rook. Our thanks to the wonderful staff on the second floor of Santa Maria. Especially in the last two weeks, we watched as you cared for Mom with respect and compassion. You touched us with your obvious affection for her and made us laugh at your stories of her sense of humor. A Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Ave., Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2015 4th Ave. N., Regina, SK with Pastor Terry Defoe, officiating. Interment will take place in Bethlehem Cemetery following lunch.

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ROSKE - Mabel (nee Back) passed away peacefully in Regina on March 15, 2006 at the age of 94. She was born and raised in the Serath district and later moved to Regina. Mabel was predeceased by her husband John in 1991; sisters Priscilla Winkler and Alice Cope; brothers John and Bill. She is survived by brother James Back of Regina and many nieces and nephews. At Mabel's request there will be no funeral. Auntie will be cremated with a private family interment at Riverside Memorial Park.

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SCHERLE - GEORGE was born on June 23, 1913 on the farm at Serath and passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in Regina at the Pasqua Hospital. George was predeceased by his parents Julius and Louise; his wife Agnes; brothers: Philip, Edwin, Arthur and two brothers in infancy and sister Elsie at the age of four. George is survived by his daughter, Elsie Scherle; sisters-in-law: Alvena, Mary and Ida, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Southey Lutheran Church, 265 Hwy #6, Southey, SK on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Linden Dressler officiating. Reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Interment will follow at the Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

SCHMALENBERG - Adolph (1917-2004) of Raymore, Sask. passed away on June 19th, 2004. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Emily Schmalenberg, his sister Ida (Adolph) Kramer and brothers Henry (Barbara), Albert and Walter. Adolph is survived by his loving wife Ida (nee Lindenbach) of Raymore. His three daughters and their families. Donna (Terry) Wallace grandchildren Ian Wallace and Mhairi (Stacy) Miskew. Sue (Larry) Wagner grandchildren Danny Wagner (Melissa and Dylan) Nikki Wagner (Jason) Brenda (Wayne) Goldfinch grandchildren Angie, Kelly and Chris (Cindy). Brother George (Minnie) Schmalenberg. Sisters Minnie (Harold) Kramer, Edna (Eric) Kramer, and Olga (Connie) Hopkinson. Sisters-in-law Marion Schmalenberg and Emily Hoyer and many nieces and nephews. Adolph farmed on the homestead at Serath until retiring to Raymore in 1986. The Funeral Service will be held at Raymore Baptist Church at 2:30 on Thurs. June 24th, 2004. Pastor Neil Beavan will be officiating. Special thanks to Olga and also to the wonderful staff at Silver Heights Special Care Home.

SCHMALENBERG - George Jacob. On Wednesday, January 19, 2005, George Jacob Schmalenberg, late of Regina, SK, passed away at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Emelia; brothers Walter, Albert, Henry and Adolf; sister Ida Kramer; brother-in-law Adolf Kramer and sister-in-law Barbara Schmalenberg. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Minnie; sons Norman (Janice) and Ron (Mary); grandchildren Sandra (Dana) Klein, Karen (friend Waylon), Jeff (Allison), Nancy (Jose) Lemus; great grandchildren Aaron and Derek Klein and Makaly Lemus; sisters Minnie (Harold) Kramer, Edna (Eric) Kramer, Olga (Connie) Hopkinson; sisters-in-law Emily Hoyer, Marion Schmalenberg and Ida Schmalenberg as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 24, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK with Pastor Bob Leeson, presiding. Burial to follow at Serath Elbourne Cemetery, Serath, SK.

SEBASTIEN - Albert, late of Craven, Sk. born May 24, 1934 in Serath, Sk. passed away peacefully July 1, 2001. Predeceased by his father Steve, his mother Anne and his infant daughter Catherine, brother-in-law Oscar Schneider, niece Maureen Sebastian, nephews Dwayne Sebastian and Rodney Mann, father-in-law John Heller. Albert leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 45 years, Lorraine (Heller), six children and eleven grandchildren: Michael and Shelly; (Danielle and Patrick) of Edmonton, Angie and Gary Saxby; (Jacqueline and Robert) of Regina, Jerome and Tracey; (James, Christopher, Britney) of Regina, Bernie, and Steve McCoy, (Alexandria) of Portland Oregon, David and Giselle; (Jordan, Cole, Emily) of Vibank, Gregory of Calgary, numerous brothers and sisters: Augustine and Jeanette of Kelowna, Steve and Wilma of White City, Max of Yorkton, Rose and Barry Cox of Edmonton, Peter and Bernice of Kelowna, Marcella and Walter Linford of Quintin, Kay and Ed Beres of Melville, George of White Court. Uncle Gabe and Aunt Anne Sebastian of Regina, Aunt Kay Keleman of Raymore; mother-in-law Mary Heller of Regina; sisters-in-law: Cecile and Pete Mann of Regina, Janet and Paul Hubick of Southey, Margaret Bender of Bulyea, Irene Sebastian of Melville, Hana Sebastian of Regina, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter's R.C. Church 100 Argyle Street, with Rev. Ken Koep presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers friends so wishing may make donations to the Lupus society, Box 3881, #15-100 Dewdney Ave, Regina, Sk, S4P 3R8 or The Canadian Diabetes Association 4420 Albert St, Regina, Sk, S4S 6B4. We will miss him. Rest well Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.

SEMINUK - Brett James. It is with saddened and heavy hearts that parents, Michael and Sherry Seminuk of Southey, SK announce the sleeping birth of their son, Brett Janes Seminuk. He became an angel on Saturday, September 4, 2004. He will be lovingly missed by his three brothers, Coulte, Mitchell and Cody. A graveside service will be held at Serath Elbourne Cemetery on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

SEMINUK - Irene (nee Hopkinson) September 25, 1936 - October 7, 2012. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother Fay, on October 7, 2012 with her family by her side. She is predeceased by her husband Clifford, parents Robert and Mabel Hopkinson, siblings Fern, Pat, and Fred. She is survived by her Sons: Howard (Jody), David (Darlene), Stephen (Denise), Michael (Sherry), Warren, Russell (Carey), grandchildren: Trevor, Tyler, Amber, Daniel, Debra, Shaylyn, Callissa, Cody, Colte, Mitchell, Carter, and Taylor, great grandchildren, brother Connie (Olga) Hopkinson, brother-in-law Fred Schaffer, sisters-in-law Vivian Huber, Doris Wirll, Alice Seminuk, and Ardel Seminuk and numerous nieces and nephews. The service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Southey, SK. Interment at Serath Elbourne Lutheran Church.

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WIRLL - John William Theodor was born on December 26, 1925 at Serath Elbourne, SK, late of Regina, formerly of Strasbourg, passed away on November 22, 2007 peacefully at home with his family by his side in his 82nd year. Left with fond memories of John is his loving wife Doris, whom he married 59 years ago; children Susan Wirll of Sydney, NS grandchildren Carol (Richard) Winsor, Diana and Kevin Leadbeater; Barb (Jack) Kelly of Rocanville, SK grandchildren Sandra (Randy) Sawatzky great granddaughter Cait, Dave (Shannon) Kelly great grandchildren Braden and Jaelen and grandson Ken Kelly; Bob (Deb) Wirll of Regina granddaughter Tamara; Jim (Mandy) Wirll of Regina grandson Derek. John leaves behind siblings Frank (Doris) Wirll, Bill (Ruby) Wirll, Albert (Sandy) Wirll, Mary (Bob) Dann and Irene (Harold) West; sister-in-law Leona Wirll; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Elizabeth and Joseph Wirll and brothers Arthur and Siegfred (Dorothy). John farmed for 45 years in the Strasbourg area before retiring to Regina. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, sports, gardening and church involvement. John will always be remembered for his quick wit, honesty and generous character. A FUNERAL SERVICE to celebrate John's life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 370 McIntosh Street North, Regina, SK on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff and doctors of 3B Pasqua Hospital, the Palliative Care nurses and the staff of Victoria Park Personal Care Community for their wonderful friendship and the care they provided to John.

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