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Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Silton, Saskatchewan


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ANDERSON - Daisy M. (nee White) of Silton passed away February 4, 2002 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Jim, grandchildren Cheryl and Colleen Ponsford and brother Henry White. She leaves to mourn her children Maxine (Bill) Ponsford, June (Bill) Tarr, Ron (Vera) and Rick (Rish), foster sons Donald (Eileen) and Richard (Brenda) Duthie and their families, grandchildren Shannon, Shaela, Stephanie (Arnie), Colette (Alrid), Kristin, Loriel, Evan and Colleen, three great grandsons Joshua, Hunter and Brendan, sisters-in-law Laura and Billie, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday February 8, 2002 at 2 PM from Westhill Park Baptist Church, 8025 Sherwood Drive, Regina. Reverend Dave Simpson officiating. Interment Regina Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank Dr. D.T. Hunter, the staff on 3B at the Pasqua Hospital and the staff at Lee's Special Care Home.

ANDERSON - Vera-Lynn (nee Joyce). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mother, sister and dear friend, Vera-Lynn Anderson on Sunday, January 20, 2008, following a brief battle with acute leukemia. Vera will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband, Ron, two daughters, Kristin (Carl), Loriel (Michael), and sisters, Glenda, Roberta. Vera had no acquaintances all were friends. Left with wonderful memories and much love for Vera are her sisters-in-law, Maxine (Bill) and children, Shannon (Rick), Shaela; June (Bill) and children, Stephanie, Colette (Alrid); brother-in-law Rick (Rish) and children Evan (Pam), Colleen (Mike); Glenda's children Niki, Jory; Roberta's children Steven, Katherine; many greatnieces and nephews and countless friends. Vera was pre-deceased by her parents Felice and Steven Joyce and her brother, Earl. Courageously contending with many serious health issues, Vera overcame, through strength of faith from her Lord, to give of herself to others, encouraging so many facing similar obstacles. She lived every day with humour, grace and love. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the medical staff at Pasqua, St. Paul's and Regina General hospitals. A service will be held on Monday, January 28 at 1 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 3717 Hill Ave., Regina, followed by interment at Silton Cemetery, and reception at Silton Community Centre.

ARGUE - Nadia (nee Feduschak). On November 15, 2009 Nadia Argue of Sunset Cove, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the age of 64 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 42 years Harold; children Natasha (Aaron) Frehlich and Jason (Mary-Anne Neumann); granddaughters Asia and Brynne Frehlich and sisters Vera and Luba Feduschak. A prayer service will be held on Thursday November 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor, 12th Avenue and Toronto Street, Regina, SK. Funeral rites will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow in the Silton Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

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BALL - Aaltje Alice (nee Jansen) late of Regina SK passed away Wednesday October 28, 2009 at the age of 86. Predeceased by her parents Hendrik and Aaltje Jansen, three brothers Harry, Henry, Steven and one sister Wanda Shibley, Alice is survived by her husband of 59 years Harold; son Randall Ball (Audrey Colhoun) of Lumsden SK; daughter Patty (Kevin) Coons of Saskatchewan Beach; two grandchildren Corey and Kristine Coons; five sisters Teunisje Harrison of Calgary AB, Harriette (Vern) Rau of Red Deer AB, Marie (Roy) Smith of Calgary AB, Jeanette Spielman of Calgary AB, Johanna (Nick) VanVeen of Chilliwack BC; numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was born on a farm near Alderson, AB., February 13, 1923 and later moved to Dog Pound, AB. where she grew up with her six sisters and two brothers. Alice attended public school at Summit Hill, AB. and completed her high school by correspondence. After high school she moved to Calgary and attended Henderson Business College. Her first job was with CFAC Radio Calgary where she stayed until she got a call from CKCK Radio asking if she would be interested in doing the book keeping and accounting in Regina. She accepted and worked for CKCK Radio until 1954. In 1949 she met a young engineer with the City of Regina, whom she married in 1950. Alice enjoyed flower arranging, square dancing and teaching Sunday school. She was a long time member of Lakeview United Church and very active with the St. John's Ambulance Nursing Sisters for many years. In recent years Alice enjoyed ocean cruises and spending time in Victoria during the winter. In summer months she enjoyed time with friends and family at the cottage on Last Mountain Lake. Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 31 at1:30PM in Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina SK. Private interment to follow in Silton Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Nursing Staff of the Pasqua Hospital and to all the staff of the Broadway Terrace Personal Care Home.

BALL - Herbert Thomas Crispin, of Regina, Sask. died peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 with his daughter and son-in-law at his side after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Cris was born March 25, 1931 in Langbank, Sask. He grew up in Silton and Saskatchewan Beach. Cris went to Normal School in Moose Jaw. He completed degrees in Arts and Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Cris taught in many locations around the province for 20 years. He then spent 15 years with the Government of Saskatchewan Correspondence School. After his retirement Cris continued to spend his summers at his cottage at Saskatchewan Beach, as well as pursuing his interest in photography. Cris was predeceased by his parents, Herbert Allen and Bertha May (nee Read); a son John Crispin in 1961; and a daughter Kathryn Joan in 1969. He was also predeceased by a sister Winnifred; brother Edward; brothers-in-law, Ian Hendry, Ross Young and Leslie Wilson and sister-in-law Alice Ball. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Ann (Ronald), his brother Harold, sisters, Blanche and Pauline; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cris' family would like to thank the staff of 5F at the Regina General Hospital and at Grace Hospice for their care and support. At Cris' request there will be a private family memorial service. A private interment service will be held at a later date.

BATTY - Dale Stuart, of Silton, SK passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Hazel Batty; three brothers, one sister, and one sister-in-law. Dale will be fondly remembered by his sister Hazel; brothers Terry, and Kenyon (Heather); nieces Lisa (Josh), Melissa and Jessica; nephews Keith (Eroca), Will, Sean, and Trevor; great-nieces Taylor, Alyssa and Ava, and great-nephew Zaden. Special thanks to Wilfred and Dorothy Retzer who were so good to Dale over the years. Private interment at a later date.

BATTY - Hazel Bettine "Betty" (nee Jones) late of Regina and formerly of Silton, SK passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her parents Trevor and Mabel Jones; one brother and one sister in infancy; her beloved husband of 56 years Bill; three sons; one daughter; and one daughter-inlaw. Betty is survived by three sons Terry of Rosetown, SK, Dale of Silton, SK and Kenyon of Regina, SK; two daughters Carol of Gander, NFD and Hazel of Regina, SK; eleven grandchildren, Keith Batty, Will Batty, Elaine Weisbrod, Rhonda Weisbrod, Lloyd Weisbrod, Trevor Wirll, Lisa Batty, Sean Batty, Melissa Batty, Jessica Batty and Trevor Batty; and eight great-grandchildren. At mom's request no services will be held. A family interment will take place in the family plot at a later date.

BRANDT - Ida Ernestine was born on the family farm near Silton, SK. on October 10, 1918, to Henry and Mathilda Brandt, and passed away peacefully in Regina, SK. on September 21, 2009. She was predeceased by her brothers, Fred (twin), Walter and George; sister Elsie Wolf; brother-in-law Charlie Wolf; and niece Delores David. She is survived by her sister Mary (Alfred) Butz of Earl Grey; sisters-in-law, Mae Brandt and Grace Brandt; nephews, Mervin (Annette) Brandt, Jeff Brandt, Kelly (Debbie) Butz, and Glenn Wolf; nieces, Dellorraine (Leo) Grossman, Carole (Clifford) Styles, Lois (Bill) Gardner, Colleen Wolf, Becky (Dale) Canham and Leanne (Garth) Wicks; and her great nieces and nephews. Ida was an easy going and caring person who will be missed dearly. We extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Lotz and the staff of Santa Maria Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care of Ida. A private family service to be held at a later date. Interment at Longlaketon Cemetery.

BUNDUS - Adeline Bundus passed away peacefully at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre on August 20, 2014 surrounded by family. Adeline was predeceased by her husband Ferdinand and is survived by her children Lorna (Harold), Dellene (Ken), Randy (Pam), Harley, and Jay (Kareen). Funeral service will be held at the Silton United Church on August 23 at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch at the Silton Community Centre.

BUNDUS - Ferdinand of Silton passed away Ocotober 3, 2004 at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by his siblings John, Louise, Herman and Lud. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Adeline, children, Lorna (Harold) Minty, Dellene (Ken) Sakaguchi, Randy (Pam), Harley and Jay (Kareen), nine grandchildren, one brother Jake (Tena) and one sister Hertha Jackel, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Silton United Church. Pastor Niedermayer officiating.

BURGESS - Lillian May (nee March). November 1, 1909 - March 22, 2008. Lillian Burgess died peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital, British Columbia. Lil was born in Silton Saskatchewan and was raised, married and bore her children in Regina. She worked at Sears Mail Order in Regina before retiring and moving to Burnaby in 1973. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel, son Daniel James, brothers John (Josh), Harold (Mush), Edward, Charles and Richard, her sister Florence (Collins), Grandson Robert Baker and Great Granddaughter Jennifer McMaster. She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Baker, Beverly Kobilansky, Gwen (Dick) McMaster and Marlyn Kellner; 18 Grandchildren; 36 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great Grandchildren and sister Mary Seward. In retirement, Lil willingly assumed the role of the family matriarch. She looked forward to family gatherings; stayed in touch with surviving siblings; had a remarkable memory for family and events, and established a tradition of sending a birthday card with an appropriate cash insert to every member of the family. She left us in peace with wonderful memories of her presence here on earth and a legacy to which every family member can be grateful. A Memorial Service was held in Surrey, BC on March 29th, 2008.

BURGHARDT - Annabelle "Ann" Marie (nee Hoffart). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Annabelle Marie Burghardt on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the age of 71. She is survived by her loving family: husband of 43 years, Harry; daughter, Catherine (Chris) Kainz; grandsons, Christian and Cayden. She is also survived by her sister, Josephine (Joe) Kubian, sister-inlaw, Frances Hoffart; brother, Emile (Ester) Hoffort; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Achtzener and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Yvonne Hoffart; sister, Helen (Hugh) Rolufs; brother, Leonard Hoffart and nephews, Lyle Rolufs and Kelly Hoffart. She is also predeceased by her parents-in-law, John and Catherine Burghardt; sister-in-law, Annie (Ernie) Dacey; bothers-in-law, John Burghardt and Max Achtzener. Ann was a very loving person. She had a special relationship with her daughter Catherine, and her grandsons. She was a great friend to all, and it was common to find her hard at work, on a task, that was to benefit someone she considered dear. Ann was a devoted and much respected teacher, with the Catholic School System for 32 years. She is fondly remembered, by many former students, for her never-ending kindness, patience, and love. Ann fought a long and difficult battle with cancer, never complaining, and often providing her family and friends with encouragement. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Street, with Father J. B. Okai officiating. Interment to follow, at The Silton Cemetery.

BURROWS - Margaret (nee Johnston) formerly of Silton and late of Cupar and District Nursing Home, ended her journey on earth Saturday June 12, 2004. Predeceased by her husband Alex Burrows 1997, her parents William (Bill) 1960 and Catherine (Kate) 1994 Johnston, her brother John 1998 and step son-in-law Lyle Flavel 1991. Survived by her children James (Sandy) Laatsch, Margo (Larry) Huber, Alvin Laatsch, and their father Stuart Laatsch, her brothers Angus (Grace) Johnston and Wesley Johnston, her sister Mary Hubick and sister-in-law Beatrice Johnston, her step children Marjorie (Stan) Acton, Robert (Helen) Burrows, Beth Flavel and David Burrows, her grandchildren Cara Laatsch, Erin Huber, Robin (Curtis) Dubiel, Amy (Shawn) McCuaig, Toni and Jennifer Laatsch, her step grandchildren Scott (Tammy) Acton, Brenda (Todd) Campbell, Andrew (Yvonne) Acton, Blair Burrows, Robyn (Jason) Goodnough, Pamela (Todd) Helson, Wendy Flavel, Paul (Trina) Flavel, Leslie (David) Enns and John (Cheryl) Burrows, her great grandchildren Kyle Huber, Talia Shergold Huber and Clayton Dubiel, her step grandchildren Alexa and Nicholas Helson, Ethan and Avery Goodnough, Cameron, Caleb and Matthew Enns, Kelsey Acton and Kelton Campbell. Cremation. No Memorial Service at Margaret's request. Private burial of ashes Longlaketon Cemetery.

BURROWS - Myrtle of Lumsden Heritage Home and formerly of Silton passed away September 14, 2003 at the age of 98 years. Predeceased by her husband Howard, 2 brothers Robert and Thomas, 2 sisters Bess and Agnes. She leaves to cherish her memory sister Jessie Slough and extended family of 12 nephews, 17 nieces and many friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday September 18, 2003 at 2PM from Silton United Church. Rev. Marjorie Kent officiating. Interment: Silton Cemetery.

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CATHCART - Mary Winnifred Cathcart who was born September 7, 1914 passed away at Regina Pioneer Village on Tuesday, September 2, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Robert Ernest Cathcart on February 9, 1978; one sister Margaret Snitzler in March 2000. Mary is survived by her sons Bob Cathcart of Grande Prarie, AB, and Jim (Marilyn) Cathcart of Edmonton, AB; six grandchildren: Sinda Cathcart (Donna), Arlis Letang (Bill), and their mother Sandra Ermel; Michael Cathcart (Dara) and son Timothy, Robert Cathcart, Shawn Cathcart (Stacy), Brent Cathcart; two great grandsons Terry Letang and Luke Letang. Mary was born and raised in the Silton District. She married Ernie in 1940 and raised her children in the Silton-Craven district. They moved to Regina in the fall of 1965 where she worked at the Regina Airport and Mutchmor Lodge until her retirement. Mary was known for her smiling countenance and good nature. She made friends easily and made long-lasting friendships. She was interested in what her children and grandchildren were doing. She always remembered birthdays and special occasions. She was a seamstress and also enjoyed doing handiwork and baking goodies. She also camped in her 80's and traveled in her lifetime to places such as Ireland, the North West Territories, Colorado, Peace River, Mexico and a cruise to the Thomas Islands. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Regina Pioneer Village, 430 Pioneer Drive with Rev. Ronald H. Sutton officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined.

CHEETHAM - John Paul, died suddenly on July 10th, 2001 at St. Paul's Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Vancouver, B.C. Born in Regina SK, September 30, 1965. John will forever remain in the hearts of his parents Murray & Doreen, his sister Judy & husband Owen Einsiedler, niece & nephew, Courtney & Jack, his brother David & sister in law Carolyn & nieces, Elise, Daelyn & Jenelle, his brother Michael & Judy Regan, and his grandmother Ruth Cowen. In honour of John's life, a memorial will be held at Silton United Church on August 18, 11:00 a.m. A charitable fund has been established at Vancouver City Credit Union in the name of John.

CHRISTOPH - Gerald Lorne (Jerry) passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2008 at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Louise. He leaves to mourn two sons Blaine and Cory, three granddaughters Tatyana, Tanesha and Kelsey, sister Irene (Mac) Macdonald, brother Lawrence (Val) Christoph, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Monday January 21, 2008 at 1 P.M. at the Silton Hall.

CHRISTOPH - Louise Lena passed away at the age of 86 years on December 4, 2000. Louise was predeceased by her husband Lawrance in 1996, both parents Ernst and Emma; brothers Carl, Bill, Ted, Albert and one sister Mabel. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her two sons Gerald of Regina and Lawrence (Val) of Silton; one daughter Irene (James) Macdonald of Earl Grey; one sister-in-law Sylvia Ladwig of Lloydminster, AB and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow at Silton Town Hall following the interment.

COWEN - Leslie Arthur. Les was born June 26, 1929 and passed away peacefully at his home in Silton December 19, 2014. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marilyn in 1997 and by his special friend Marion in 2012. Les leaves to cherish his memory, his children Reed (Sandra) Cowen and their children Devon and Dana (Troy); Bob (Bonnie) Cowen and their children Tracy (Wayne), Marcia (Mark), Jennifer (Andrew); Lois (Malcolm) Manz and their children Adair (Chelsea), Jason (Mandy); Don (Wendy) Cowen and their daughter Tayler; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister Evelyn Small and her family; sister-in-law Gwen Seed and her family; special cousin Lawrence Christoph (Val) and many other relatives and friends. Les played a leading role in the Village of Silton as Mayor for many years, and Les and Marilyn were very proud of their accomplishments in their involvement with the building of the Silton Community Hall. Les will be missed by his family and friends. He had a life well lived! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Silton Community Hall" in his memory. A celebration of Les's life will be held on Saturday January 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Silton Community Hall, Silton SK.

COWEN - Ruth Leone (nee Fancy). December 8, 1910 - January 27, 2006 Ruth was born in Ninette, Manitoba and moved with her parents to Silton in 1916. She was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Emmaline Fancy, husband Joseph in 1966, twin sisters May and Evelyn, son Charles in 1975, daughter-in-law Ruth Anne in 1974, granddaughter Brenda Cheetham in 1958 and grandson John Cheetham in 2001. She leaves to mourn her daughter Doreen (Murray) Cheetham, grandchildren Judy (Owen) Einsiedler and family, North Battleford; David (Carolyn) Cheetham and family, Red Deer, Ab.; Michael (Judy) Cheetham and family, Regina; Susan Cowen and family, Regina; Brian (Cara) Cowen and family, Saskatoon; and Keith (Karen Soke) Cowen and family, Lumsden. Ruth was sport minded and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play baseball and hockey. She was the Postmistress in Silton for a number of years and an active member of the Silton United Church and the Silton Community Club. Her garden and flowers were her joy of life. Ruth moved to Regina in 2001 and lived in Regina Pioneer Village. The family would like to thank all the staff of 2 west who took wonderful care of her. Special thanks to her roommate, Sally Auto and her dining friend Minnie Fiesel. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 4, 2006 at Silton United Church, Reverend Manasse Habonimana officiating. A reception will be at the Silton Community Hall following the memorial service. Interment will be done by the family at a later date.

CUMMINS - Winnifred "Winnie" Muriel (nee Cunningham) of Silton, SK. born July 18, 1928, passed August 26, 2015. Winnie was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth, in 2006. She leaves to cherish her memory: Barry (Donna) of Kimberly, BC; Gordon (Sandra) of Edmonton, AB; and Cathy (Murray) Wild of Silton, SK; seven grandchildren: Josh, Megan, Stacey, Shari, Abbey, Carley, and Sydney; five great-grandchildren: Claudia, Treyton, Mazelin, Taylor, and Kylie; nieces, nephews and friends. A Tea will be held in her honour on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Silton Community Centre (Hall).

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DALE - Audrey Dale 96, formerly of Silton, SK, passed away peacefully Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Long Lake Valley Facility at Imperial, SK. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers Aston in WW II, Roy and Bill; husband Laurie. She is survived by her sister Joyce (Jack) Paul; sister-in-law Arlene Pottle and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Tribute to honour Audrey will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Silton Community Centre.

DALE - John A., of Silton District, passed away peacefully December 24, 2009 at the age of 82. Predeceased by his brother Dan Dale. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Claudette, his children Doug (Kim) and Darla (Monty) Russell, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Helen Watson, numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

DALE - Laurence H. "Laurie" of Silton, born June 1, 1913 passed away May 10, 2002. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Audrey of 65 years, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. Laurie farmed in the Marieton District all his life until his retirement. Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday May 15, 2002 at 2:00 PM in St. John's Marieton Cemetery, Silton District. Lunch to follow at the Silton Town Hall.

DOEGE - Elizabeth (July 15, 1921 - June 3, 2012). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Doege on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the age of 90 years. She was predeceased by her husband Walter; her parents; one sister and four brothers. Left to cherish her memories are her sons Richard (Lynn), Ken (Arlene), Clayton (Brenda); daughters Bernice, Phyllis (Ross); eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her three sisters Christine, Agnes (Pete) and Mary (Frank). Elizabeth was born and raised in the Silton area and she married Walter in 1943 and moved to Craven where they raised five children. Elizabeth dedicated her life to raising her family and in her later years enjoyed a brief career at Sears. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Good Samaritan R.C. Church, 425 Broad St. N., Regina, SK on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Nguyen, officiating. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens.

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EWING - Robert James "Jim", of Queen Victoria Estates, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, June 11, 2011, after a brief hospital stay. Jim was born in Ireland on September 29, 1917 and immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling in the Silton district. He joined the army and was posted to France where he lost a leg in 1944. While in the army in Scotland he met the love of his life, Helen Taylor and they were married in December 1944. They returned to the Silton district where he operated an insurance business and farmed, retiring to Regina in 1985. Jimmy Fix-It was a Jack-of-All-Trades, talker, wicked card player (especially cribbage) and lover of life. Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Letitia; brother John Cecil; and brother-inlaw Jim Taylor. He is survived by his devoted wife Helen; loving family Brian (Linda) Ewing of Regina, Dorothy (Doug) Brownlee of Regina; grandsons Scott (Cori) Brownlee (Emily and David) of Melville and Michael (Lynn) Brownlee (Faith, Jaira and Elianna) of Langley, BC; sisters-in-law Thea Taylor of Scotland and Winona Ewing of Moosomin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

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FAIRBAIRN - Arthur William. On Sunday, November 23, 2008 Arthur William Fairbairn passed away at the age of 92 years. Arthur is survived by his wife Marion; his two children, Don Fairbairn, and Barbara Mayer; his daughter-in-law, Patricia Fairbairn; grandchildren, Joel (Jody) Fairbairn, Andrea Fairbairn, Markus Mayer; greatgrandchildren Finn and Isla Fairbairn; sister Edith (Sam) Stuart; brothers, Jack, and Fred (Claire). Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Silton United Church, Silton, SK. Interment will be held in the Silton Cemetery.

FAIRBAIRN - Marion Dean (nee Lumb). On Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Marion Dean Fairbairn passed away at the age of 91 years. Predeceased by her husband, Arthur, November 2008, she is survived by her son Donald (Patricia) Fairbairn, Regina and daughter, Barbara Mayer, Austria; grandchildren Joel (Jody) Fairbairn, Andrea Fairbairn, Markus Mayer; greatgrandchildren Finn and Isla Fairbairn; sister Ethel Findlay; brothers and sisters-in-law Myrtle Lumb, Violet Lumb, Fred and Claire Fairbairn, Jack Fairbairn, Sam and Edith Stuart; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Marion's life will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Silton United Church, Silton, SK. Interment will be held in the Silton Cemetery.

FLAVEL - Humphrey Flavel passed away peacefully at Regina, on April 28, 2011, at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Millie nee Hanson of Pilot Butte; children Gwen (Dennis) Zohner of White City, Linda (Del) Koch of Estevan and Klint (Linda Young) Flavel of Regina; sister Pam Holmes of New Westminster, BC; grandchildren Angie Wangler of Toronto and Bobby Wangler of Brisbane, Australia; in-laws Betty Hanson of Regina, Hazel Underhill of Regina, Al (Marlene) Hanson of High River, AB, and Edna (Allan) Gessner, Joyce (Derwood Geib) Wagner, Bob (Merna) Hanson all of Strasbourg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Dorothy (nee Watkins) Flavel; parents-in-law Emma and Roy Hanson; sister Joyce Cave of Toronto; and brothers-in-law Ken Flavel, Orville Hanson, Eddy Wagner, Don Holmes and Brock Underhill. Humphrey was born in 1927; and was raised on the farm near Glen Harbor, SK. At age 22, Humphrey married Millie Hanson, and made the farm their home, raising their three children. He had a real love of the land and the farm. Being close to the water, he loved to swim, boat, fish and water ski with family and friends. He and Millie both loved to snowmobile and curl. Along with farming and mechanical skills, Humphrey was proficient in many trades, including carpentry, plumbing and electrical. He would often lend out his skills to help friends, neighbors, and family. He also loved vehicles and machinery, old and new, and rebuilt a 1942 Case tractor. In 1997, after 70 years on the farm, Humphrey and Millie retired and moved to Pilot Butte. He enjoyed his new life in town, building a new shop in the backyard, where he could work and do carpentry. He also enjoyed his daily walks, golfing, touring, fishing, camping, and going south for the winter. Humphrey was always eager to learn and to try new things. Family was very important to him. They have been left with many cherished memories of fun and laughter. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date, at Marieton Anglican Church cemetery.

FOSTER - Frank Foster died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 2, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents Percy and May Foster and his brother Thomas Foster. He leaves behind a brother, Leslie (Bev) Foster, and sisters, Dorothy (Jim) Hubbard, and Mary (Alex) Nagy as well as many nieces and nephews. He was a kind, gentle soul and he will be deeply missed by all. Please join the family in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 PM at the Silton Town Hall.

FUESSEL - Daniel "Jerry" Jerome. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel "Jerry" Jerome Fuessel, late of Silton, SK. Jerry went peacefully at The Regina Wascana Grace Hospice on Friday, May 17, 2013 with his loving wife of 41 years, Jeanette, by his side. Jerry was born in Regina, SK in 1950. He farmed near Silton, SK for most of his life. He took pride in maintaining their yard, helping his family, friends, and neighbours with numerous ongoing projects and loving his grandchildren. He will not only leave behind his wife, but also his son Byron and his wife Connie, and their three girls, Lora, Emily and Danielle, of Earl Grey, SK; his daughter Gail and her husband Jarret Sorensen and their son, Dallin of Duval, SK; his daughter Gaylene and her husband Tyler of Calgary, AB; his sister Rita Bundus, Regina SK; his sister Linda (Jerry) Ives, Warman, SK; his father and mother-in-law Harold and Bernice Wilde, Earl Grey, SK; his brother-in-law Jerry (Doreen) Wilde, Saskatoon, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Jerry was predeceased by his father Ferdinand and his mother Adeline Fuessel; his special 'Unk' Ernest Wilde, his brother-in-law Warren Bundus and his nephew Sean Ives. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make a donation in Jerry's memory to The Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK S4R 8P6. At Jerry's request, there will be no funeral service. Jerry will be dearly missed.

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GRANDEL - Norma Beth (nee Martin) October 26, 1927 - September 15, 2012. Norma was predeceased by her husband Grayden. She is survived by her children Bonnie (Gord Butz), Laurie (Joe Gebhardt), Valerie Grandel (Ralph Mohr), Doug (Elaine), Kathy (Glen Brewster), Ted (Sherri); 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Norma is also survived by her sister Dorothy Martin, brother-in-laws Walter Winstil and Norman (Joan) Grandel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private internment followed by a fellowship gathering held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Hall in Silton, SK.

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HEWSON - Robert Ramsay Hewson, Silton, Sask., went home to his maker on the morning of July 26th, 2006, at the age of 92, at Ivy's Care Home, Earl Grey Sask. Rob attended Silton school, and began to forge a very special place in his community with his willingness to always help a neighbour. His skills at fixing clocks and watches, small motors and modifying farm machinery to his standards of excellence, was complemented by his love of all in nature, especially many songbirds that knew his farm was a safe haven. Rob also loved music, playing the violin at a younger age, and restoring an old family pump organ to sweet harmony. Rob took over the farm, settled in 1910, and with caring and knowledge nurtured it into a viable, yet peaceful place. His community services included monetary gifts to needy neighbors and reorganizing Silton cemetary where his ashes will rest after cremation. A private memorial service will be held at the gravesite later on. Those who wish to honor Rob's life may donate to the Wildlife Federation of Canada, or Ducks Unlimited as Rob requested. Rob is survived by four immediate family members, Tom and Bill Watson of Nanaimo. Sylvia Watson Keen of Calgary AB., and Dorothy Watson Wilson of Victoria BC. May all the songbirds in Paradise sing you home, Rob.

HILL - Laura Clara (nee Anderson) Hill 1916 - 2008. The final chapter of Laura's life drew to a peaceful close on Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Stensrud Lodge, Saskatoon, SK. Laura was born into the pioneer family of Mary Kerr (Hunter) and Burpee James Anderson at home near Silton, SK, the youngest of their ten children, Benwick, Tom, Newt, Roy, Jennie, Jim, Margaret, Mary and Wilhelmina. Only Wilhelmina (Billie/Mina) has survived Laura. Laura received her education in Silton and Regina. In 1936, after graduating from Regina Business College, she experienced the hardship of forging a career during the Depression. With persistence and determination Laura found work with Royal Bank branches in several southern Saskatchewan and Vancouver branches. Between 1947 1957, Laura was employed as bookkeeper and payroll clerk for various West Coast lumber and shipping companies. She was known for keeping impeccable and accurate records. In 1950 Laura married Jack Hill. Their careers led them to California and when they retired they chose to reside in Ventura. Here they enjoyed the climate and their many friends in the community of Ranchero Ventura. After Jack's death in 1994 Laura decided to return to her prairie roots. She resided at Primrose Chateau, Saskatoon, enjoying new friendships and a happy social life. Unfortunately, health concerns made independent living impossible so Laura became a resident at Stensrud Lodge. The caring compassionate staff cannot be thanked enough. It takes special people to bring joy, laughter and comfort to those in distress. Laura loved music and dancing, sunshine and flowers, friends and neighborhood dogs, Christmas and car trips, yellow roses and the colour red. She leaves behind to honour her memory her sister, Billie, in Ontario; sister and brother in law, Joyce and Hannes Vidal of Saskatoon; sixteen nieces and nephews and their families; and dear friends, Jack and MaryAnn Anderson, and Marjorie Willems, of Saskatoon, and Bob and Melba Phillips of California. A Memorial Service will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

HOSIE - Lewis "Duff". It is with sadness that the family of Lewis announces his passing on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Rita; daughter Heather (Dave) Steiner; son Arthur (Bonnie); grandchildren Sara (Cody) Eastman, Jen Steiner, Eric, Jeff and Kyla Hosie; great grandchildren Eric Wood and Colton Eastman; sister Jean (Art) Champagne of Cobourg, Ontario; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lewis was predeceased by his parents John and Jean Hosie of Silton, SK; brothers Steve, Don, Doug and Alan; and sister Maud. He was born in Silton and was raised on the family farm there. He married Rita in 1950. Lew and Rita lived for a time in Cromer, Manitoba while Lew was working for Interprovincial Pipeline (Enbridge). Heather and Art were born during that time. They moved back to Regina in 1965. Over the years, Lew and Rita enjoyed their beach cottage at Echo Lake. After working for IPL for 35 years, Lew retired in 1986. While retired, they spent many happy winters in Weslaco, Texas. Rita and Lew had a wide circle of friends from their many travels. Lew was a hard working man and was happiest when he had a project. A special thanks to Dr. Peter Van Rooyen and the nurses and caregivers at the Pasqua Hospital. A private interment will be held for the family at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

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IVES - Linda Gail (nee Fuessel) May 20, 1933 – June 5, 2015). Linda passed away at Royal University Hospital June 5, 2015 after losing a short battle with cancer. Linda was born in Regina, Sask. on May 20, 1944 to parents Ferdinand and Adeline Fuessel and raised on the family farm north of Silton. She completed her schooling at Silton and started her work career with SaskTel in Regina. Linda married Jerry on July 20, 1963 and lived at seven locations in central and southern Sask. She continued her work career in various positions including radio operator for the DNR, accounting technician with Molson, P.A. and accounting technician with Moose Jaw Housing Authority. A most happy time in her life was when Sean joined our family in 1970. Linda had a great appreciation for the outdoors, nature and golf. Linda was predeceased by her son Sean; parents, Ferdinand and Adeline; brother, Jerry (Jeanette); as well as members of the Ives and Fuessel families. Left to cherish her memory is husband Jerry; daughter-in-law, Patricia; granddaughter, Cayleigh; sister Rita Bundus and family; sisters-in-law, Jeanette and family, Marguerite Ives, Peta Rich and family, Jeanne Keys (Ric) and family; brothers-in-law, Larry (Dorothy) Ives and family, Roger (Kim) Ives and family; as well as extended members of the Ives, Fuessel, Deagnon and Bundus families. Our families would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the care and kindness provided by the Doctors, Nurses and CCAs at the Saskatoon Cancer Clinic and Royal University Hospital. At Linda's request there will not be a funeral. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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KACHLUBA - Ray. On September 5, 2007, Ray Kachluba passed away peacefully in his home at Glen Harbour, Saskatchewan at the age of 81. Left to cherish his memory, are his wife Sonia of 55 years, three sons Randy (Debra), Rick, Rob (Roxy), his grandchildren Keenan and Braden, brothers and sisters Stella, Bill, Jenny, Alice, Carl, Helen and Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Michael & Domna (Popowich) Kachluba; brothers Pete and Eddy, and sisters Pauline, Ann and Marie. Ray was born in the Wynyard District where he lived on the family farm and attended the local school. At a young age he left the family farm and obtained employment in various bush camps in Ontario and B.C. Upon returning to Saskatchewan he married his wife Sonia, settled in Regina where he began his trucking career of 30 years with Cindercrete Products. After finishing his career with Cindercrete he moved to Glen Harbour where he and Sonia built their retirement home and have resided there for the last 22 years. Ray was very popular and devoted much of his time to the community which resulted in many close friendships in Glen Harbour and the surrounding communities. Ray was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him and were part of his life. A service to celebrate Ray's life will be held on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Strasbourg United Church, 302 Pearson Street, Strasbourg, SK. Following the service, interment will be at the Marieton Heritage Site Cemetery, Glen Harbour, SK.

KEYOWSKI - Tyler Scott passed away peacefully in his Mommy and Daddy's arms on June 4, 2008 at the age of 7 days due to complications in childbirth. Left to cherish Tyler's memory are his parents Tanya and Scott; big sister Micaela; grandparents Jim and Sandy MacPheat, Sharon Maier (Cal) and Brian Keyowski; aunts Pam, Susan and Crystal; cousins Justeen, Katie, Kasandra, Mitchell, Parker and Selena, as well as many other family members and friends. A special thank you to the EMT's, doctors and nurses who cared for Tanya and Tyler and to Carol and Cathy in NICU for all their support. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008 at St. James United Church, 4506 Sherwood Drive, Regina, SK. Interment will take place at the Marieton Heritage Site near Silton, SK. following the service.

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LAASTCH - Francis Alvin (Al) Laatsch August 27, 1951 - July 23, 2015 formerly of Silton, passed away July 23. Survived by his daughters Toni (Sean) Fisher and Jennifer Laatsch, his brother Jim (Sandy) Laatsch, and his sister Margo (Larry) Huber. Cremation with a private family interment in Silton to take place.

LINDEMANN - John Richard Lindemann, late of Regina, died peacefully on November 1, 2014, with his family at his side at the age of 78 years. Richard was born on November 15, 1935 in Silton, SK., one of six children to Emil and Olga Lindemann. He married his wife Helen on November 26, 1955 and they went on to live in Saskatoon, Weyburn, Regina, and Elbow. Richard enjoyed his working life as tradesman and proprietor of his own upholstery business. He also delighted in many outdoors activities including boating, fishing, and golfing. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the many people who visited Richard in his final months and the staff at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for their care in making his last few weeks free of pain. Richard is predeceased by his brother Bill and daughter Connie. He is survived by his loving wife Helen, his sister Eleanor, his brothers Bert, Lloyd, and Sam, his sons Brian, Dale (Wendy) and Robert (Debra), his eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of a funeral, the family will hold a Private Gathering to Honour Richard's Life later this month.

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MACDONALD - Muriel Alma (November 6, 1925 – February 12, 2015). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Muriel. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 68 years Alex, daughters Leila (Ralph), Melva; son Darwin (Vicki); grandchildren Troy (Tanis), Christie (Kevin), Sharie (Shawn), Danny (Angela), Jamie, Jeremy (Becky), Amanda (Brad), Trevor; and 14 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Muriel's Life will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Silton Hall, Silton, SK. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital for taking such good care of mom.

MARTIN - Joseph Beverly (January 15, 1925 – February 29, 2016). With heavy hearts Joe's family announces his peaceful passing. He was predeceased by his infant sister Eileen, parents Oscar and Nora, brothers Bruce and Bob, sisters-in-law Ruth, Shirley and June and son-in-law Don Rolfe. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Gladys; children Beverly (Orville), Ron (Judy), grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Alvin and sister-in-law Grace; numerous cousins and many nieces and nephews who were such a big part in Joe's life. Joe was raised on the farm at Govan, joined the army in 1943, serving in England and Holland, he continued to serve proudly as a Legion member for 71 years. After the war Joe received his Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, bought the Silton farm in 1946, married Gladys Wildfong November 8, 1947. They farmed and raised their family at Silton. Joe was involved in most area sports and local boards. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Silton United Church, lunch and visiting to follow in the Silton Community Hall. Family interment at a later date.

MASSIER - Barry of Silton passed away peacefully at home February 16, 2003 at the age of 63 years. Predeceased by his father Jake. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Fay, son Chad, his mother Mary (very dear friend Arnold), brother Lloyd (Vivian), brother-in-law Bill (Kathy) Keyes, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday February 20, 2003 at 2 PM from Silton United Church. Rev. Don Miles officiating. Interment Silton Cemetery.

MCCUDDEN - James Gerald "Gerry", age 68 years. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Gerry, who died on March 20, 2008, with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents Edward (Ted) and Hazel; second wife Linda; and brother Charles. Gerry will be remembered by his children Sheila (George) Scotton, Chris, Michael (Marcia), Sara and their mother Beverlee Steuart, and his youngest son Dan; granddaughters Emily and Miranda Scotton; sisters Joanne (Marty) Kaplan and Ivy, Amy, and E.J., and Patricia Ebbels and Calen; sister-in-law Donna and nieces Kathryn and Ali; close friends Huntley and Grace O'Connor, Charlotte Rasmussen, as well as numerous family and close friends. Gerry was born in Aldershot, England in 1939. When World War II began a few months later, he and his mother Hazel were evacuated to Canada on the last convoy that left England in July 1940, while his father Ted remained in England. Gerry and Hazel lived in Froude, Saskatchewan from 1940 until the war ended in 1945. Later they reunited with Ted in England in 1945, and the family returned to Canada and settled in Regina in 1947. Gerry spoke often of his great love of the prairie landscape and sunshine. Gerry shared wonderful childhood memories of lying in the grass looking up at the sky, and during his last few weeks, he enjoyed short outdoor excursions with family and friends to once again feel the warmth of the prairie sun on his face. Gerry began drafting for his father's architectural firm McCudden and Goldie Architects when he was 16 years old, later becoming a partner in that firm. He became an excellent draftsman, establishing an excellent reputation with colleagues and clients. He was particularly proud of, and gratified by, his projects with various school boards in the province. His expertise and contributions will be missed by his colleagues at the firm of Pattison MGM Architectural Services. Gerry had a broad range of interests including war history, antiques, reading, collecting, Scrabble, and poker nights with his dear childhood friends. His particular pride was the restoration of a 1930 Ford Model-A truck. He was a fine craftsman who loved to spend time in his custom-built woodworking shop. Gerry built furniture for his home and created numerous works of art as gifts for family and friends. A loving father and uncle, Gerry took pride in his children's and family's achievements. He was happiest when his children were together supporting him and each other. Gerry was a steadfast friend to many and will be remembered for his direct and honest advice to family, friends and clients. Gerry's family would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Palliative Care Teams at the Pasqua Hospital and Wascana Grace Hospice. We also thank family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues for their support and caring. Please join us to celebrate Gerry's life at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 2 PM. A Private burial will be in Silton at a later date.

MCELHINNEY - Susanne. With great sadness the family announces the passing of Susanne, daughter, spouse, mother, grandmother and friend after a brief illness. Born April 29, 1948, Susanne is survived by her husband, Bill Derby of Silton; daughters Jessica (Dale) Dreger and their sons, Seth and Sebastian of Strasbourg; Victoria (Mark) Mellor, and their daughter Kiara and son Mason, Salmon Arm, B.C.; and, by a special person, Kevin (Hope Hanson) Baker and their daughters, Avery and Amelia, Toronto. She is also survived by her mother, Margaret McElhinney, of Silton; by her brother Bob (Dorothy) McElhinney, Toronto, and nieces Lora in Vancouver and Joanna (Neil Freeman), Jared and Aaron in Manila, The Philippines; by sister, Peg (Larry) McRorie of Saskatoon, nephew Cameron (Sheryl) McRorie, Martensville; and niece, Samantha McRorie (Jay Wilson), Aiden and Liam, in Saskatoon; by brother-in-laws, Don Derby (Cindy Dercaz), Salmon Arm, and Neil Derby (Floss) at Simpson, as well as Aunt Dorelene (Doug) Anderson of Harriston ON and many cousins. Susanne was a teacher with an unconditional love of children. She taught in Regina elementary schools and was director of the Montessori School of Regina before her marriage to Bill in 1975. After working at home with Jessica and Victoria, Susanne got what she described as the perfect job teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE) at SIAST Wascana in Regina. She retired in 2011 as ECE program head after 20 years service, developing many professional and personal friendships and nurturing many students. Susanne delighted in helping a number of daycares in Saskatchewan to design and build Natural Playgrounds after her retirement. Susanne and Bill shared a great love of gardening and liked nothing better than to entertain friends, family and neighbours by the pond in their Silton garden, including the wedding ceremonies of both their daughters. Susanne enjoyed a life-long love of music and singing especially in choirs. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! There will be a private family graveside service. A public celebration of Susanne's life will be held in Silton when the cycle of renewal begins again in the spring.

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ROBINSON - Emily Martha Robinson was born October 20th, 1916 to John Robinson and Clarabelle (Leahy) Robinson at Milton Park Farm, six miles northwest of Silton, SK. along the famous Angling Trail Road: (now #322 highway), which leads to the Mariton District. Emily was educated at Thorncliff and Strathallen School and attended High School in Silton. About 1941 she left the farm and went to Winnipeg where she attended the School of Nursing at Victoria Hospital and received her RN. In 1945 she returned home to the farm to nurse her father who died in 1946. Later she moved to Regina and did Private Duty nursing for several years. In 1959 she again returned home to nurse her mother until she passed away in 1963. Emily and her brother Arnold operated the family farm until they moved to their new home in Lumsden in 1999. In 2006 Emily moved into the Heritage Care Home in Lumsden until her passing on March 23, 2011. There will be a Memorial Service for Emily on Tuesday March 29, 2011, at the Silton United Church in Silton, at 2:00 PM.

ROBINSON - Violet (nee Wirth) passed away peacefully on Friday September 18, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband David, stepson Jeffrey Robinson, stepdaughter Suzanne Robinson and brothers Clarence, Harold and Walter Wirth. Violet will be greatly missed by her children Debra Lynn Reid (Allan Dunn), Keith Tkach (Judy), Tim Tkach (Vicki), Marie Miville (Claude) and Daniel Robinson; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters Lillian Adams and Lorraine Schutz; sisters-in-law, Irene Wirth and Janice Robinson, and many nieces and nephews. Violet moved to Regina at the age of 16 where she took a business course, and then worked at Hospitalization and then as an Accounting Clerk with Producers Pipelines. Violet was an active member of the Silton Sunshine Club from 1980 to 2006 at which time she moved to Regina. She also kept busy with the Silton Seniors Wednesday Cards, and was a wicked cribbage player. Violet enjoyed gardening, handicrafts, doing needlework and was renowned for her culinary skills. She was a devoted Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and admired by many as a very compassionate person. Violet was much loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as by many friends in both Silton and Regina. She will be greatly missed! A Celebration of Violet's Life will be held at the Silton Community Hall, Silton, SK on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

RUHR - Johanna (nee Klein) November 6, 1921 - January 21, 2016. With sadness we announce Johanna's passing at the age of 94. She died peacefully in her sleep. Johanna was predeceased by her father, Michael Klein and mother, Elizabeth (née Rieger), her brother Joe, her sister, Mary Herman (Paul) and Raoul Morand, a close friend of the family. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Carol Kavanagh (Robert); her granddaughter, Kristin Enns-Kavanagh (Nathan) of Saskatoon; her grandson, Robert C. Kavanagh (Andrea) and their children, Jack and Bert, of Longview AB; sisters Ella Klein of Regina SK and Agnes Huston (Richard) of Port Moody BC; sister-in-law, Ida Klein of Regina; and many nieces and nephews. She grew up on a family farm near Silton, SK. During WWII she worked as a lab technician at The Grey Nun's Hospital in Regina. Johanna married Matt Ruhr in 1945 and the family moved from Regina to Calgary in 1955 where they lived for nine years. There, Johanna continued her role as wife, and mother to Carol. She created a beautiful home, was a gracious hostess and was always warm and welcoming. She and Carol moved back to Regina where Johanna worked at the Medical Art's Clinic for 29 years as a nursing assistant to surgeons. She retired in 1993 at the age of 72. She always went the extra mile in her work and was greatly appreciated by doctors and patients. At age 80, after a mild stroke, she moved to Saskatoon to be near Carol and her family. She spent her last year at Trinity Manor. The family would like to thank Dr. Ron Kozakavich for his amazing care of her, and the wonderful staff, nuns, priests and lay residents at Trinity Manor who so generously helped her out in many ways. A celebration of Johanna's life and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 1 at St. Philip Neri Church, 1902 Munroe Ave.

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SCHMIDT - Ernest Emmanuel was 93 years old at the time of his passing. With very many heavy hearts, we are sorry to say our dad's struggle to stay with us came to a peaceful end on Friday, November 4, 2016. His smile and sense of humour stayed with him until the very end. He was loved and respected by everyone. We will all miss him dearly! Ernest was born on January 28, 1923 in Hatton, SK. He moved to the Southey area in 1924. Ernest married Helen Manz on December 25, 1948. They shared 48 years of marriage prior to Helen's passing in 1997. In 1949, they bought a farm in the Craven area where they raised their four daughters. Ernest was predeceased by his wife Helen; parents, Fred and Beata Schmidt; brothers, Bill, Christian and Richard; and sisters, Hertha and Lillie. In mourning are his four daughters, Joan Riemer, Joyce (Tim) Hill of Toledo, Oregon, Carol Ward, and Shirley (Ken) Christoph. As well as Joan's daughter Shalla Riemer (Frank) and their children, Kennedy (Scott) Gibler, Willow, Anejo, Gavin, Gabrielle, Garnet and Kennedy and Scott's son Watson; Joan's daughter Alyssa (Casey) Lawford and their children, Jada, Meryk and Kingston; Joan's son Warren (Danielle) and their son Liam; Carol's daughter Jenine; and Shirley and Ken's children, Tyler (Jessica) and Ciara (Tanner); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Ernest will be held at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3510 Queen Street, Regina, SK on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. C. Moeller officiating. Interment to take place at a later date. Ernest served for many years on the Immanuel Heritage Committee ensuring that one meaningful service was held in the church each year.

SLOUGH - Jessie Lilian (nee Broadfoot) of Regina and formerly of Silton passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at the age of 95. Predeceased by her husband Ronald (1982) and her five siblings. She leaves to carry on her memories son Jim (Anne), daughter Noreen Flavel (Russell) and son Doug (Darlene), eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, seven stepchildren and fifteen step grandchildren. Jessie was very kind and giving of others and very active in the United Church and community activities in the Silton district for many years. The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Extendicare for the excellent care Jessie received for the last year and a half. Memorial Service will be held Thursday July 19, 2007 at 3 PM from Silton United Church.

STATLER - Lawrence Carl was born on August 10, 1915 to Joseph and Amelia Statler on the family farm near Silton, Sask. Lawrence passed away on June 10, 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer and diabetes at the Nokomis Health Centre, at the age of 92 years. Lawrence, known to many as Sparky, was predeceased by his wife, Alma Statler; parents, Joseph and Amelia Statler, as well as his brothers and sisters. Lawrence will be lovingly remembered by his step-daughter, Beverly; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Sparky was a mechanic for Ramsey Bird Construction for many years until his retirement. He was very outgoing and enjoyed playing cribbage. The Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Weyburn, with Rev. John Ferrier officiating.

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THOMPSON - Audrey Frances (nee Hills) April 24, 1919 - February 23, 2012. Audrey Thompson of Calgary and formerly Silton, SK, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the age of 92 years. Audrey was born in Regina, SK to Lily and Frank Hills. She married the love of her life, Pat, during WWII in 1942. Pat was stationed in many places during their early married life, including Fontainebleu, France. They retired to Silton, SK, which was their favourite place to have lived. Audrey will be remembered for her sense of humour and adventurous spirit. Audrey is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Judy and Craig Meyers of Calgary, AB, her son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Dianne Thompson of Winnipeg, MB, six grandchildren Leigh, Douglas, Patrick, Tracey, Terri and Jodi, her great grandchildren, her brother Robert Hills of Key Largo, FL, as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased her husband Frederick "Pat" Thompson, and her sister Loreen McInnes.

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WICIJOWSKI - Ardella Emily (nee Kiehl) of Regina and Shore Acres passed away suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the age of 74 years. Ardella was predeceased by her parents Bernhard and Minnie Kiehl; her brother Donald Kiehl; sister Clarice Coleshaw; brothers-in-law Pearly Matchett and Jack Minty. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of fifty years, Gordon; son Tim and Laurice of Regina and their children, Taryn, Amelia and Eric; daughter Wendy Niziol and her children Joseph and Angus of Houston and Rebecca of Chicago; son Stuart and Marlene Boucher of Regina and Stuart's children Jarek and Kasia. Ardella is also survived by her sister Dorothy Minty of Regina; brother Gerald (Allison) of Okotoks, AB; sister Eila (Jim) Badley of Milestone; brother-in-law John Coleshaw of Regina; sister-in-law Joyce Kiehl of Emerald Park and numerous nieces and nephews. Ardella is also survived by Gordon's sisters Nell Aasen of Regina; Pat and her husband Dr. Andrew Thomas of Houston. Ardella was born and raised near Earl Grey, SK. She attended Balfour Tech, Regina College and the University of Saskatchewan, graduating together with Gordon in 1955 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She worked numerous jobs to put herself through University. Following graduation, she held senior positions with the Budget Bureau of Saskatchewan, SGI and taught Economics at the University of Regina. In her early years she was active in the community including the City Planning Commission, the Albert Park Recreation Association and was the catalyst behind her husband's career. Ardella's life revolved around her children, eight grandchildren, her dogs and Shore Acres which is the gathering place for the family. All of her grandchildren were able to be with her at the lake this past summer, making it a very special time. She enjoyed the design, construction and landscaping of her homes in Regina and Shore Acres and was always there to lend a hand with projects for her children. She will be remembered for her love, generosity and for always putting others ahead of herself. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 2049 Scarth Street, Regina, Rev. E. Morrissey presiding. Reception to follow. Cremation with a private family interment in Silton Cemetery to take place in the spring.

WILD - Heather of Silton, passed away on July 17, 2003 at the age of 45 years with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents Bruce and Phyllis Patterson and one sister Lynne. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Warren, her children Luke, Kayla, Misty (Brian) and Nathan, parents-in-law John and Lil Wild, brothers Ron (Shelly), Don, Toby (Sharon), Evan (Janey), sister Brenda (George), brothers in law Ray (Darby) and Murray (Cathy), numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2003 AT 7 P.M. from Silton United Church. Rev. Majorie Kent officiating. Interment: Silton Cemetery.

WILD - John Otto Wild was born June 24, 1925 on the family farm north of Silton, SK. He passed away peacefully in his home on May 28, 2014. John worked at many different occupations after service in the Army. These included lumberjack, painter, and farmer. Most people would remember him as owner of Midtown Barbers in Regina. He finished his work career as owner/operator of Silton General Store. John was predeceased by his grandson, Mark and daughter-in-law, Heather. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; son, Ray (Darby); daughter, Shelly (Ron) Patterson; son, Warren (Lori); son, Murray (Cathy); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A gathering to Celebrate John's Life will be held in the Silton Hall on June 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

WILSON - Leslie William of Silton, Saskatchewan passed away in the early morning of January 5th, 2004, at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by his parents William Alexander and Alice Minnie (Parry). Les is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Blanche (Ball), children: Dianne (David) Meyer, Marj (John) Bodnarchuk, Bob Wilson and Bert Wilson, four grandchildren: Amy Bodnarchuk, Paula Bodnarchuk, Taren Meyer (Robin Paquet) and Liam Meyer, two great granddaughters: Domini and Ebony. Born July 30th, 1918, Les attended rural school at Thorncliffe and later high school in Silton. He then began farming at first with his father, then later with his sons as he continued active fieldwork into his 80's. A soft spoken gentleman, Les enjoyed spending time with his family and with his friends at community gatherings. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, January 9th, 2004 at Silton United Church at 2:00 PM.

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