Obituaries of residents & former residents of
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- Geraldine Anne (nee Huber). The death of Geraldine Anne Abrey aged 51 years of Simpson, SK occurred at St. Elizabeth's Hospital Humboldt, SK on Wednesday, June 25, 2003. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Monday, June 30th at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Simpson Cemetery. Geraldine is survived by her children Kelly (Rachel) Abrey Lorne & Emma, Kim (Neil) Walters, Alyssa & Nicole, Kenneth Abrey, Karaley Abrey (special friend John Neufeld); sisters Delores Dreidger, Lydia (Mike) Prokop, Fay (Lawrence) Yoner; brother Ken (Dalaine) Huber; mother-in-law Rae Abrey; special friend David McIntosh. Geraldine was predeceased by her mother Emma Huber; husband Lorne; brother-in-law Jack Dreidger; father in law George Abrey.
- Jerry, aged 58 of Kindersley, SK passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Cold Lake, AB. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK. Interment at a later date.
- Beverly was the first of four children born to his proud and loving parents Edwin and Leavon Allen in Regina, SK on March 3rd, 1951. Growing up in Simpson, SK, he became enamoured with the local apothecary and developed a fascination with the pharmaceutical profession at a young age. In his own words, "I am not sure if it was originally the enticement of the ice cream and treats at the soda fountain or the mystery about what went on in the back room where pharmacists concocted prescriptions written by the physicians for their patients. I was possessed with the idea of someday being able to understand more about this profession, its secrecy and the fact that although I was raised on a farm, I was encouraged to go to university and get a degree". Bev entered the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan in 1969, during which time he met the love of his life, Pat Moffat whom he later married in the summer of 1971. Bev finished his degree in 1973, and took work in community pharmacies until he opened his own business in 1977. By 1982, Bev and Pat's family had grown to 6, with the additions of Jodi, Jennifer, Charlie and John. In the years to follow, the Allen family would partake in many adventures together including countless hours traveling in Suburbans, listening to music and discovering the world. Gradually, family activities migrated to their future home, a lakefront property at Fishing Lake, where they shared many more wonderful memories. As it was with his profession, Bev's life work was centered around the chance to give something back. Over the years he was involved in the recreation and home and school associations, various hockey and soccer teams, and many other community based activities, including a few infamous College Park block parties. In 1992, Allen Drugs closed its doors and soon after an opportunity presented itself for Bev to share his passion and knowledge of his profession by taking on an Assistant Professor position at the U of S. Bev was the clinical coordinator of the Structured Practice Experiences Program and instrumental in its success. He found it extremely rewarding to work with the students. Bev's work was a labour of love and he was involved in and took presidency of both provincial and national pharmacist associations. His professional accolades were many, including a Pillar of Pharmacy award in 2010 for life-long commitment and contribution to the profession of pharmacy in Canada. Just recently, he was extremely touched to learn that he will receive an Honorary Life Membership Award from the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Bev's greatest joy was his growing family and his role as "Poppa". Together Poppa and his little ones enjoyed movies, popcorn, music, the lake and time just spent being together. Music played a significant role in Bev's life. He played numerous instruments, sang, and was famous for playing along with his favorite songs by ear on the piano. Most importantly his passion for music has been handed down to his family. Bev's presence in both his personal and professional life will be felt forever. Bev's legacy is cherished by his family; his wife Pat, daughters Jodi and Jennifer (James), sons Chuck (Jennifer) and John (Meghan), precious grandchildren Jaedyn, Bree, Jenna, Michaela, and Kelan, his father Edwin, sisters Yvette (George), Brenda (Merle), Drena (Terry), sister-in-law Jean (Dennis) and his many special nieces and nephews. Bev's many friends were equally important. Bev's strength and courage were a constant in his life, most significantly in his battle with his illness. His positive outlook and determination was inspirational to all those around him. He refused to allow his illness to define him and his final moments were peaceful, with his wife and children by his side. His family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Goubran, Dr. Sabry, and to the many nurses and professionals who cared for him. In particular, special thanks to the chemotherapy nurses, the nurses in ODC, and the palliative care nurses. Words cannot express how invaluable the support of family and friends has and will continue to be. A service of celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at the Saskatoon Inn (2002 Airport Drive).
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- Helen (nee Richey). The death of Helen Bearss (nee Richey) age 93 years occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility Imperial, Sk., on Wednesday May 16, 2001. She was a long time resident of Simpson. Helen was born on July 31, 1907 to Richard (Dick) and Christina (Tean) Richey, on their homestead east of Simpson. Helen is survived by her three daughters, Dorothy (Earl) Ostland of Saskatoon Sk., MaryAnn (Glen) McDade of Simpson Sk., and Doreen (Clayton) McCallum of Mankota Sk., sister Agnes Hoornaert of Simpson, Sk., daughter in law Ann Bearss of Simpson Sk., sister in law Margurite Richey of Regina Sk., 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband Jim (1974), her son Bill (1966), her father Richard (Dick) Richey (1957), mother Christina (Tean) Richey (1959), her brother Bill (1993) as well as 2 grandsons Earl Ostland (Jan 1950) and Bartley McCallum (Nov 1962). Helen was a long time member of the Simpson Homemakers club and served on the Simpson Co-op board. She was an avid baseball and hockey fan and enjoyed going to many sports days to watch baseball and took in many hockey games. At Helen's requrest a private family graveside service was held at the Simpson Cemetery on May 19, 2001.
- Margot (nee Norum) Beaulieu. Peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2011, Margot Norum Beaulieu of Indian Head, SK., died at the age of 90 years at the Veterans' Village, Sherbrooke Centre, Saskatoon, SK. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Indian Head, SK., on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Nordal Cemetary, Simpson, SK. Margot was predeceased by her husband William Victor Beaulieu and parents Oscar and Amanda Norum. She is survived by her children: Rhys (Patricia) Beaulieu and their family, Amanda, Heather and Daniel; Wanda (Sandy) SmithWindsor and their family, Neal, Alex and Ann; Carol Beaulieu, Denise Beaulieu, Mark (Coralee) Beaulieu and their family Graeme and Lauren; Paul (Annette) Beaulieu and their family, Evan and Jenna; Karl (Chris) Nykoluk Beaulieu; and two brothers, Eldon Norum and Don Norum.
- William Victor. Suddenly on Wednesday, October 10, 2006, William Victor Beaulieu beloved husband of Margot Beaulieu, Indian Head, Sask. died at the age of 83 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Indian Head, Sask. on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. by the Rev. Jose (Jojo) Tejada. Interment in Nordal Cemetery, Simpson, Sask. Prayers will be held in the Church Friday evening at 7:30. Victor was predeceasd by his parents Golden and Ella Beaulieu; two sisters Agnes (Louis) Holeksa and Grace (Louis) Boucher; one brother Alfred (Dorothy) Beaulieu and is survived by his loving wife Margot and their family: Rhys (Patricia) Beaulieu and their family Amanda, Daniel and Heather; Wanda (Sandy) SmithWindsor and their family Neal, Alex and Ann; Carol Beaulieu, Denise Beaulieu, Mark (Coralee) Beaulieu and their family Graeme and Lauren; Paul (Annette) Beaulieu and their family Evan and Jenna; Karl (Chris Nykoluk) Beaulieu; one sister Ruth Bahr; one brother Louis Beaulieu and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Norbert Joseph. The death of Norbert Joseph Berting, aged 85 years, of Imperial and formerly of Simpson, Saskatchewan occurred peacefully at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Monday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. Norbert was born on September 4, 1924 to August and Helena Berting of St. Gregor. He took his schooling at St.Gregor and continued at Diamond Willow. Norbert worked at home and later hired out at various jobs. In 1953 he moved to Imperial and later to Simpson. He was employed with B.C.A.M. construction until he took ill in 1978. Due to his illness he was unable to work. He lived with his mom until her passing in 1987. Norbert then had an auction sale and retired to the nursing home. Norbert was an avid hockey fan, he went to many games in different towns. He used to go for walks and always had a bright orange coat and cap on. Norbert is survived by one sister Helen Bernauer of LeR oy, and one sister-in-law, Marg Berting of Yorkton and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Norbert was predeceased by his parents, August and Helena Berting, three sisters, one brother , four brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and one nephew; Agnes (Ivan) Oakes, Eleanora (Lorne) Strome,Regina (Vernon) Nolting, Hubert (Lillian) Berting, David Berting and Wilfred Bernauer. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Beverley Mae (nee Sivertson). The death of Mrs. Beverly Mae Binding aged 74 years of Viscount, SK occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday December 27, 2009. She is survived by her loving family; Leslie (Ken) Farago, Evan (Sandra) Reid, Cindy Tallock, Shane (Janice) Reid, Chris Reid, Roxanne (Lawrence Fisher) Livingston, Rhett (Colleen) Binding and Ronnie Binding; 27 grand and nine great grandchildren; brothers, Stan (Terry) Sivertson, Darryl (Pam) Sivertson; sisters, Martha (John) Morrow and Sharon (Glen) Cunningham. A Memorial Service will be held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Simpson Cemetery.
- Ralph Norman (June 23, 1924 - January 8, 2006) aged 81 of Saskatoon and formerly of Simpson. Ralph was predeceased by his parents: Frederick and Florence Blow; wife, Laura; son, Norman; granddaughter, Natashia; brothers: Frank, John and David. He is lovingly remembered by his son, Garry Blow; daughters: Leane (Arnold) Volk and Laurie Cline; grandchildren: Sharmaine, Julian and Daniel Blow, Kathleen and Michael Volk and Dylan and Brady Cline; great granddaughter, Selma Volk; sisters: Edna Kilvert and Kathleen (Russel) Rutherford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service will be held in St. John's United Church on Friday, January 13th at 1:00 p.m. with interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Mary (nee Grimm) February 2, 1941 - December 27, 2012. Mary Bond passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the age of 71. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Cheryl (Garth) Cowling and their son Easton; son Richard and his daughter Emma; sister Helen Grimm; brother Ed (Iris) Grimm and nephew Trevor. A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Sister Melvina Hruska officiating. Interment in Simpson, Sask. at a later date.
- Jean Eileen Freeze (nee McIntosh) passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Manitou Lodge, in Watrous, SK. Jean was born April 5, 1913 at Simpson, SK. She worked at Nokomis Hospital, and then at the Watrous Hospital, in her early years. She attended Regina Business College, and worked as a telephone operator in Kerrobert, SK. On November 16, 1940, she married Harold E. Burbridge, and became a permanent resident of Watrous. She was a long-standing member of the United Church and the UCW, circle #3 until August of this year when she became ill. She loved to bake, read and grew beautiful flowers. When her girls got older she went back to work and became chief telephone agent in Watrous, for a number of years until the office was moved to Saskatoon. She was a wonderful and doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Harold E. Burbridge, May 13, 1995; her mother, Isabella Harriet McIntosh, February 1, 1972; her father, Francis Robert McIntosh, July 15, 1955; a brother, Jim McIntosh, February 11, 1975; and a brother, Eldon McIntosh, May 30, 1992; brothers-in-law, Howard Burbridge and Mel Felstrom; and sisters-in-law, Gladys Burbridge and Lillian Felstrow. Jean is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Proke (special friend, Don) and Dianne Richard; and her son-in-law, Wilf Richard. Nana/Greatnana was always loved and adored and will be forever missed by her grandson, Tim Proke; granddaughter, Shauna Vos, (Brian) great-grandchildren Sara and Benjamin Vos, and by her grandson, Kim Richard, (Barbara) granddaughters, Maria Richard, great grandson Michael Richard and granddaughter, Lisa Leslie (Jeff). Jean is also survived by two brothers, Robert (Agnes) McIntosh, of Watrous, and Bill McIntosh of Simpson, SK; as well as several nieces and nephews on both the McIntosh and Burbridge sides of the family. Sylvia and Dianne would like to thank Dr. Van der Westhuizen for his wonderful care and Sharon and Leslie in the office. Special thanks also to the nursing staff at Watrous Hospital, Nokomis Health Centre and most especially everyone at Manitou Lodge. We would also like to thank Linda McIntosh (niece-in-law) for moving her from Nokomis back to Watrous, where she wanted to be. Thankyou also to everyone who sent her cards and visited her, Barb and the girls at the Coffee Cavern for being so wonderful to her, Ethel Preston for being there and being such a special friend, and especially to Irene Isabelle, who has been so helpful, kind and wonderful to mom, you meant a lot to her.
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- Joyce Isabel (nee Austin). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Joyce Isabel Charpentier on January 19, 2009. She was born in Penzance, Saskatchewan, on November 28, 1920 and was raised on the family farm west of Simpson. While working in Regina during the Second World War, she met Reg Charpentier, and shortly after, they married. They lived in Yorkton, moved to Toronto after the war, and in 1958, moved to Meadow Lake. They lived there until Reg's death in 1986, after which Joyce moved to Saskatoon to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Although she had worked at the Meadow Lake Credit Union and Meadow Lake Co-op, she had kept busy as a mother and homemaker. She was a Brown Owl, and became the Girl Guides Commissioner for her region. While in Saskatoon, she served as Treasurer for the Saskatoon Symphony Volunteers. She loved to bake, sew, knit, crochet, embroider and do needlepoint. She loved gardening, flowers, and especially her African violets. She loved to travel. She loved all of her family unconditionally, and she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren, and even more so for her great-grandchildren. Mum did not tell us how to live; she showed us how, by rising above every difficulty placed in her path. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Will and Alice Austin of Simpson and her husband, Reg. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Marg Austin of Scarborough, Ontario. She is survived by her children, Art, Dan, Rose-Marie (Richard Prytula), George, Cecilia-Anne (Gord Hart), Henri (Karen), Pierre (Barbara), Lisette (Rob) Morrice; and grandchildren Sabrina (Jon) Briggs, Beau Curry, Sean (Sonia) Desmond, Cam Desmond, Christopher, Jocelyn, Nicholas, Gabrielle, Jennifer (Stefan) Simon, Adam Hart, Jessica (Brad Fujimoto), Caillan (Meghan Hoffus), Simonne (Terry) Kachor, Colette (Brad Evans), Aline, Angele, Dominic, Bernard, Luc, Samantha and Woody; greatgrandchildren, Cole, Julia, Hunter, Marshall, Ehrianna, Kiyauna; as well as many other relatives. Donations in memory of Joyce may be directed to a charity of choice. Celebration of Life will be held at Acadia Drive McKague's Funeral Centre, 915 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, on Thursday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. Committal to take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Meadow Lake on Friday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m.
- Irene (nee Freeman). The death of Irene Clark formerly of Simpson occurred on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at her residence at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial. She had celebrated her 83rd birthday on April 3. The Memorial Service will be held in St. John's United Church in Simpson on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Marilyn Keerek. Predeceased by her loving husband, Tim, her parents, David and Sarah Freeman and grandson Dean Heinrichs. She is survived by her two daughters, Jean (Len) Heinrichs, Lloydminster, and Joyce (Ernest) Pidhorodetsky, Simpson; nine grandchildren, Brent (Tyrene) Heinrichs, Scott (Corey) Heinrichs, Wanda (Gary) Moore, Sheryl Wienburger, Wayne (Sharon) Heinrichs, Shaun (Tammy) Heinrichs, Krista (Brent) Willier, Todd (Melanie) Pidhorodetsky and Debra (Richard) Haubrich; 32 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Ken Freeman and two sisters, Grace Alton and Lillian Clark; three sisters-in-law, Enid, Betty and Palma Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. Home and family were the joy in Irene's life. Community service and her church were very important to her. A typical farm wife, she milked cows, hauled grain and helped out wherever needed. She was known throughout the community for her wonderful memory.
- Timothy. The death of Timothy (Tim) Clark aged 85 years of Simpson SK occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial on Sunday April 28, 2002. The Memorial Service will be held in St. John's United Church in Simpson on Thursday May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Marilyn Keerak. Predeceased by his parents, Richard & Florence Clark and brothers Bill, Dick & Fred, grandson Dean Heinrichs. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Irene; two daughters, Jean (Len) Heinrichs, Lloydminster, and Joyce (Ernest) Pidhorodetsky, Simpson; 9 grandchildren, Brent (Tyrene) Heinrichs, Scott (Corey) Heinrichs, Wanda (Gary) Moose, Sheryl Weinberger, Wayne (Sharon) Heinrichs, Shaun Heinrichs, Krista (Brent) Willier, Todd (Melanie) Pidhorodetsky and Debra (Richard) Haubrich; 26 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; one brother, Joe (Palma), 4 sisters in law, Enid, Lillian & Betty Clark, & Grace Alton; two brothers in law, Jack & Ken Freeman; numerous nieces and nephews. Tim was a man of the soil. Farming was his love and he made a success of it for the 35 years that he operated his farm east of Simpson. In 1976 Tim and Irene retired to live in Simpson. During his lifetime Tim served on many boards including the St. John's United Church Board, the Simpson School Board, and the Simpson Cemetery Board. Community Service was very important to him. He enjoyed traveling throughout Canada and England. After his retirement he became an avid woodworker making many works of art with his woodlathe. His love of farming extended to his garden and yard. His garden provided produce for many people in the community. The picturesque yard caught the eye of all passers by.
- Beth (nee Roney) April 17, 1940 – February 11, 2014.
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Beth Crawford announces her passing on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial SK. Beth was born on April 17, 1940 in Imperial to Bob and Margaret Roney. As a young girl, Beth lived on the family farm west of Imperial and had very fond memories of her time at Rolling Ridge. The family moved to Nipawin for a short period of time before settling back in Imperial. After high school Beth worked for the Royal Bank in Regina and fostered some lifelong friendships during that time. Beth met Glenn Crawford in the summer of 1960 and they were married in the summer of 1962. Beth and Glenn lived in several communities before settling in Simpson. Family was of utmost importance to Beth, whether it was her immediate or extended family. She was very adept at all that she did (sewing, knitting, canning, ceramics, cooking, baking, gardening, golfing, bowling, and curling) and her skill enhanced the family home. Beth’s love of humour, determined spirit, and curiosity made for a lively and laughter filled home. Beth was predeceased by her parents Bob and Margaret Roney, 3 brothers, Allan, Cliff, and Barry, brother-in-law Cliff Hanna, neice Caren Hanna, and great neice (in infancy) Amanda Van Damme. She is survived by her loving husband, Glenn, and their 4 children, Blair (Lori), Linda (Karl), Susan, Maxine (Todd). Beth will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Rylan, Tyler, Liam, Alyssa, Megan, Mikaela, Daryl and Ross. Beth will be dearly missed by her sisters, Jean (Corkie), Eileen (Ernest), Marj (Glenn), and sisters in law, Dorothy and Lois. A Memorial Service will be held at Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m. Private Family Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Ralph H. (February 11, 1931 - December 25, 2013). It is with profound sadness that the family of Ralph H. Crawford announces his passing on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon, SK. Ralph was born on February 11, 1931 in the town of Davidson, SK to Hugh and Cora Crawford. Ralph lived on the farm west of Simpson before moving to the town of Simpson, SK at the age of 15. He graduated from high school in 1948. After school, Ralph farmed and spent time in Ontario and BC working a variety of jobs, including as a telegraph operator for CPR. In July of 1958, Ralph married Shirley J. Crawford, nee French. Ralph later completed his B.A. from the U of S and his B.S.W. from UBC before going on to work in Corrections for the Government of Saskatchewan. Ralph served as both the Director of the Pine Grove Correctional Centre from 1973 to 1977 and the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre from 1977 to 1987. After retiring from Corrections, Ralph was an instructor at SIAST in Prince Albert from 1987 to 1992. Ralph and Shirley then returned to the farm in Simpson before moving to Saskatoon in 2011. Ralph loved to travel, spend time at the family cabin at Weyakwin, and winter in Arizona and Vancouver Island. His sense of adventure and enduring wit and strength will be remembered by all that knew him. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Cora Crawford, his brothers, George and Gordon, and his grandson, Benjamin. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and their three children, Greg (Wendy), Karen Crawford Hambly (Stu), and Grant (Julie). Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Maggie, Jeffrey, Katie, Tessa Hambly, and Kyla Hambly. Also surviving Ralph are his brothers, Harold, Allan, Roy, Glenn, and numerous other family members and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Gavin Daniels, the Hemodialysis Unit, the Saskatoon Palliative Care team, and staff at St. Paul's Hospital for their compassionate and careful care.
- Roy L. The death of Roy L. Crittenden aged 80 years of Simpson, SK occured at the Long Lake Vallley Integrated Facility in Imperial on Monday, June 7, 2004. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Katherine (Kennedy) Crittenden & grandchildren: Jamie and Grant Brooker and Merle Crittenden. Roy is survived by his loving wife Helen; his children: Blaine (Joyce), Howard (Carolyn), Colleen (Dennis) Brooker, Lenard (Jeanette), Cynthia (Floyd) Pieper, Pat (Brian) Geall & Carol (Wayne) Schaan. As well as 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Roy is also survived by his brother Hugh (Mae), his sister Marion (Arley) and many nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Thursday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. conducted by Marilyn Keerak. Interment will follow in the family plot in Simpson Cemetery.
- Marion Patricia (nee Hicks) Currie passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Pat was born June 3, 1933 to Helen and Lorne Hicks. She grew up in Simpson, Sask. with extended family and many friends. A handsome young man who played the sax with the Hicks Orchestra caught her eye and in 1953 Pat married Stan Currie. They lived in Moose Jaw and soon centered their lives on their four sons. Pat and Stan provided a home of opportunity, security and challenge for their boys, and happy memories of their mom and dad come easily at this time. As the boys left home for adult lives, Pat worked for the Moose Jaw Catholic Schools as a librarian. Pat and Stan retired to Vernon, British Columbia where they enjoyed the company of friends, of Dot and Bill, of Ray and LaReine, and of visiting family. It was at this time that Pat began a long and determined struggle with Multiple Myeloma and Parkinson's. They returned to Saskatchewan where, against all expectations, together they shared in the growing years of their five grandkids, seeing all of them become adults. Pat is predeceased by her parents; her aunt, Margaret Gibbs; infant sister, Donna; brothers, Howard and Don; and by her youngest son, Dale. She is remembered with love by her husband, Stan; her sons, Wade, Neil and Grant; daughter-in-law, Jean, Lyn; and grandchildren, Ewan, Shamus, Chad, Heather and Paige. She will be missed by her siblings and their families, Mona and Marcel, Ken and Carol, Rick and Lolly, and Caroline. Many friends from Moose Jaw were important to Mom all her life. She was a Kinette, a frequenter of the music festivals, and a charter gabber of "Club". She enjoyed many people through Stan's trapshooting and the boys' activities. She was never fazed by an invasion of a dozen or two young people into her basement and refrigerator. A Celebration of Pat's Life will take place on Pat and Stan's 60th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., from Acadia McKague's Funeral Centre, 915 Acadia Drive, (North of 8th Street in Saskatoon).
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- Lorna Evelyn Beatrice (nee Vaughn) March 8, 1933 - January 28, 2013. Lorna was born in Saskatoon and took all her schooling in Simpson. In 1950 she married Bob Dreger and they raised nine children. Throughout her life Lorna always had a large garden, did lots of canning and was fond of her flower garden. Always was an animal lover, had many pets throughout her life, but especially loved her dogs. Lorna loved to play cards with her family and did up until getting sick. Lorna was predeceased by her parents Atha and Harrison, husband Bob, son Ricky and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her loving children; Pixie (Ken); Danny, his daughters Crystal, Danielle, Ashley (Colin); Ricky's children, Curtis, Candace, Shaun; Debbie (Alan), Shelley(Dustin), Kendal (Cody), Frasier, Emma, Dalton, Summer, Jeff, his daughter Taylor, Scott (Nicole), Jayden, McKenna, Emma; Bonnie (Ron), Andrew (Beckie), Dustin, Colby; Wendy (Alfred); Sherry, her daughter Lindsey (Jimmie); Marcy (Allen), Mitch (Ashley), Brooklyn, Karson, Kaiden; Kyle (Justine); and Darcy & his son Jordan. Brother Donnie (Deanna) Vaughn and sister June, plus numerous brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at the Simpson Community Centre on Saturday, February 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Officiant Rev. Alison West. Honourary Pallbearers were Shelley Anderson, Candice Dreger, Lindsey Dreger, Crystal Dreger, Danielle Dreger, Ashley Dreger. Pallbearerswere Jeff McDade, Scott McDade, Mitch Oakes, Kyle Oakes, Curtis Dreger, Shaun Dreger, Dusty Jarrow Colby Jarrow, Jordan Kerr. Eulogy read by Shelley Anderson. Organist was Lil Gingrich. Registrar Attendants were Holly Crawford and Diane Langlois. Ushers were Cory Vaughn and Ryan Vaughn. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
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- Kenneth Elder (1930 - 2010) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and papa on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at RUH after a brief illness --- his
family by his side. Ken W. Elder was born on December 4th, 1930 at Simpson, SK to Alfred and Mary Elder. He was the youngest of six children. Ken completed his grade twelve in Simpson and, following his teacher's training in Moose Jaw, he taught for two years in Vantage, SK. Ken returned to the family farm at age twenty to temporarily assist with the farm due to his father's advancing illness. This temporary stay lasted sixty years. Ken married Lois Nordlund on July 5th, 1958 and they proceeded to make their home on the farm, and in Saskatoon during the winter in later years. Ken was a well respected neighbour who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Ken was an active member of local Credit Union, Co-op, and church boards and acted as the Long Lake School Division Board Representative for many years. Ken served as a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool delegate and director for twenty five years. He was proud to receive the Co-op Merit Award and the Century Family Farm Award. Ken enjoyed sports and played hockey with the Simpson Flyers for many years. He also excelled at ball, curling and basketball. He was a devoted Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, often being the first one in his family to make it up those ramps to his seat. Even during his stay in hospital, he wanted daily reports on any Rider player moves! Ken's passions were his family and his farm. Many hours were spent in his shop; he especially enjoyed a repair challenge. He had a great sense of humour and was known for his quick wit and 'one-liners'. Ken had a talent for writing poetry and public speaking. Nobody enjoyed a debate on
farm politics or current events more than he did. He was an avid reader and spent countless hours on crossword puzzles, word jumbles and cryptoquips. Ken loved dogs and cats, especially his loyal friend Shivers who spent much of this winter curled up on Ken's chest. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Mary; brothers, Alf and Jim and sister, Elma. He will be missed by his two sisters, Flora Cusack of Winnipeg and May Ostlund of Regina; sister-in-law, Mary Elder of
Calgary; his loving wife of fifty-two years, Lois; son, Stewart (Char) of Simpson and their children, Josh and Kirsten; son, Ross (Barb) of Viscount and her daughters, Jen and Shauna; and daughter, Tanys (Jason Sherstobetoff) of Blaine Lake and their children, Austin, Zoie and Anna.
To honour his wishes, a private service will be held at a later date. His ashes will be interred at Nordal Cemetery, Simpson. The family would like to thank the staff of RUH/ICU for the excellent care given to Ken.
- John (June 18, 1918 – April 16, 2016). The death of Mr. John Ens, aged 97 years, of Imperial and formerly Simpson, SK, occurred peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, SK. At his request there will be no Funeral Service. Cremation, ashes to be scattered at a later date.
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- Ina 'Marion' (nee Adams) Fitzsimmons June 10, 1924 - June 22, 2012. Marion passed away Friday June 22, 2012, at Luther Special Care Home. Marion is loved and remembered by her daughter Monica, son-in-law Jim Beck and her precious grandchildren; Sarah, Ryan and Ryan's wife Donna. Marion is survived by her sisters, Carrie Bradley, Myrtle Strachan, Edith Schenstead, Myra Booth; her brother, Herbie Adams, her sister-in-law, Grace Adams and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon in 1998, her parents John and Mary Adams, sisters and brothers-in-law, Alma (Ernie) Biesenthal, Dorothy (Joe) Exner, Vennetta Adams, brother, Norton Adams as well as brothers-in-law Art Bradley, Ross Strachan, Harold Schenstead, Gib Booth and sisters-in-law Ida (Lee) Holmes and Ethel (Claude) Scott. Mom was born in Mankota, SK and spent her early years on the farm in the Simpson area. Mom and Dad were married in April 1944 and moved to Saskatoon where they built a house in North Park. Mom lived in their home for 65 years. Over the years she worked in dry goods retail where she met and made many friends. Starting when they were first married, the family made car trips every summer including frequent trips to southern Idaho. They travelled to all parts of Canada and all corners of the United States making many great memories along the way. Mom loved to play cards, square dance, bowl and most of all to plant her garden. Her greatest joy in the last 30 plus years was her grandchildren Sarah and Ryan.'Mom you were my best girl friend.'We would like to express our appreciation for the wonderful care extended to Marion by all the staff at Luther Special Care Home and to Dr. Laurie Vassos and Dr. Ken Bayly. Thank you to all of our family and friends for your caring and support that has helped so much on this journey.
- Vernon Ross "Vern" (May 28, 1929 – March 13, 2015). It is with great sadness and much love that the family of Vernon Ross French of Watrous, SK. announces his passing on March 13, 2015 at the age of 85. Vernon was born to the late Benjamin and Pearl French, on May 28, 1929 in Simpson, Sask. He was the fourth in a family of nine. He began his working life at a very young age in a difficult time in our history and continued steadfast until his retirement. He met Jean Ross in Imperial and they were married in November 1952. They moved to Regina soon after and raised their two daughters and son there. In 1973 Vernon and Jean moved to Edmonton, Alberta and he took an opportunity to further his career as a Heavy Equipment Operator with International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955, and was a member for 42 years. He was one of the operators instrumental in the early days of building Syncrude in Fort McMurray. Vernon and Jean were married for 38 years, until her passing in August of 1990. He married his second wife Joanna (McIntosh) in April of 1992, in Watrous. They returned to Edmonton for a short time and after Vern’s retirement moved to Preeceville, SK. and were there for several years before finally moving to Watrous. He enjoyed his later years, living near his hometown and being close to his siblings and their families. Vernon is survived by his second wife, Joanna French; his three children Debra Braden, Verna (Phillip) McNabb and Brent (Michelle) French; grandchildren Ty (Susy) Braden, Rhys McNabb, Amanda (Mark) Alexander, Brendan French, Emma French; his great-grandchildren Will and Joey Braden; his step-children Karla (Ron) McIntosh, Tracey (Michael) Freed, Krista McIntosh (Greg Staines) and Colin McIntosh (Ron Paul); grandchildren Terence (Kayla) Jorgensen, Jaxon and Keeli Jorgensen, Kalen and Jordi Freed, Maja, Jade, Callie McIntosh; his sisters Irene Galt, Audrey McCallum, Shirley Crawford and Myrna Rink. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean French and siblings Arnold French, Reta Sivertson, Stan French and Hazel French; and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. A Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. Kathleen James-Caven. Interment will be at a later date.
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- James "Jim". Jim was born on October 14 1924 on the family farm near Renown. He passed peacefully in his sleep on April 27 2014 at 89 years of age. Predeceased by his parents James and Joan and his two sisters Sophia and Agnes. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Irene. Two sons, Claire of Watrous and Ken(Brenda) of Regina. Three granddaughters, Tricia Gibson(Devon and Aidan) of Delta, BC. Dawn Galt(Kaesha and Logan) of Regina and Danielle Galt of Regina. Jim was born and raised in the Renown district. He moved to Simpson for work where he met Irene French. They were married in October of 1948 and were blessed with two sons Claire and Ken. He owned and operated the garage in Simpson before he sold out and moved to Thompson Manitoba, eventually returning to Watrous as supervisor of Hertz Bus until his retirement in 1985 when he devoted his time to his herd of Limousin cattle. In 2005 Jim and Irene sold the cattle and retired into Watrous where they enjoyed their retirement until Jim's health failed and he moved into Manitou Lodge where he resided for the last 18 months. The family would like to thank the staff at Manitou Lodge for their kindness and compassion shown to Jim as his disease slowly stole him from us.
- Sally Doreen (nee Waldner) September 7, 1930 - March 28, 2014. On Friday, March 28th, Doreen passed away peacefully at the Watrous Hospital surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Robert "Bob"; parents George and Winnifred Waldner; stepfather William Hancock; brothers Fred and Noel Waldner; sisters Shirley Waldner and Hazel Isted, father and mother-in-law Durham and Margaret Garner; sisters-in-law Elizabeth "Betty" King and Irene Garner; brother-in-law John Garner. Doreen is survived by her children Bryan (Judy); Norman "Scotty" (Caroline); Irene (Jim Short); Robbie (Cindy); Garnet (Deb Hagen); Darrin. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Marcy (James Lawson) and Jason (Denise) Waldner; Jody, Erin, and Reesa Garner; Jonas and Jennifer Short; Christina (Grant Michelson), Justin, and Jessica Garner; Nikita (Nicholas Iles) and Kelsey (Matt Elliott) Garner. She was the best great-grandmother to Taylor, Mackenzie, and Hayley Waldner; Carter Fendelet; Isabelle Short. She is also survived by her sister Hilda Morrell; brother Bill (Barb) Hancock as well as other nieces/nephews. Doreen was a friend too many and always remembered birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions with a card or letter. She was an avid cheerleader for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and never passed up an opportunity to attend a game. She will be dearly missed by all. Rest in peace Mom, we love you!! Funeral will be held at the Simpson Community Hall on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
- John died in hospital on February 3, 1996, after a brief illness. Son of the late Durham Kippen Garner and Margaret Campbell. Survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) King of Regina, Sask., as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in Simpson, Sask., he served with the R.C.A.F. in the Second World War, following which, he had a distinguished career as a professor at Manitoba, Alberta and Carleton Universities and as a Senior Public Servant in the Federal-Provincial Relations Office of the Department of Finance. He will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Ottawa area and by his family in Saskatchewan. Friends may call at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Monday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday after 12 noon. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, February 6, 1996, at 1 p.m. Burial in the family cemetery, Simpson, Sask.
- Robert "Bob" Alexander of Simpson, SK. passed away peacefully on January 24, 2011 surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents Durham (Scotty), Margaret (Maggie), his sisters Elizabeth (Betty) King and Margaret (Irene) Garner and his brother John Garner. Survived by his wife Doreen, children Norm (Scotty) (Caroline); Irene (Jim) Short; Robbie (Cindy); Garnet; Darrin (Pam) and stepson Bryan (Judy) Waldner. Also survived by grandchildren Jody, Erin and Reesa Garner; Jonas (Tricia) and Jennifer Short; Christina, Justin and Jessica Garner; Nikita and Kelsey Garner; Marcy, Jason (Denise) Waldner; great-grandchildren Carter, Isabelle, Dakoda, Mackenzie and Taylor, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Bob was born April 3, 1923, in the Flanderdale District, east of Simpson, SK. Growing up he attended school in Simpson, at the age of 18 Bob endured a severe injury to his knee, but this never restricted him in life. He lived his life doing what he loved; farming and raising livestock, using horses and his beloved border collie dogs. Bob was honoured by the Canadian Limousin Association for his early involvement and dedication to expanding the breed in Canada. His passion for farming lived with him to the end. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Sunset Extendicare for their care, compassion and dedication. The Memorial Service will be held in Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Monday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating.
- Sally Doreen (nee Waldner) September 7, 1930 - March 28, 2014. On Friday, March 28th, Doreen passed away peacefully at the Watrous Hospital surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Robert "Bob"; parents George and Winnifred Waldner; stepfather William Hancock; brothers Fred and Noel Waldner; sisters Shirley Waldner and Hazel Isted, father and mother-in-law Durham and Margaret Garner; sisters-in-law Elizabeth "Betty" King and Irene Garner; brother-in-law John Garner. Doreen is survived by her children Bryan (Judy); Norman "Scotty" (Caroline); Irene (Jim Short); Robbie (Cindy); Garnet (Deb Hagen); Darrin. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Marcy (James Lawson) and Jason (Denise) Waldner; Jody, Erin, and Reesa Garner; Jonas and Jennifer Short; Christina (Grant Michelson), Justin, and Jessica Garner; Nikita (Nicholas Iles) and Kelsey (Matt Elliott) Garner. She was the best great-grandmother to Taylor, Mackenzie, and Hayley Waldner; Carter Fendelet; Isabelle Short. She is also survived by her sister Hilda Morrell; brother Bill (Barb) Hancock as well as other nieces/nephews. Doreen was a friend too many and always remembered birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions with a card or letter. She was an avid cheerleader for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and never passed up an opportunity to attend a game. She will be dearly missed by all. Rest in peace Mom, we love you!! Funeral was held at the Simpson Community Hall on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Officant Rev. Alison West. "Tribute to Grandma" was given by Jessica Garner and Kelsey Garner. Eulogy given by Rob Garner, Irene Short and Garnet Garner. Soloists were Garth King and Lia Coppppola. Organist was Lillian Gingrich. Ushers were Dennis Vanthuyne and Terry Langman. Pallbearers were Bryan Waldner, Norm "Scotty" Garner, Irene Short, Robbie Garner, Garnet Garner and Darin Garner. Honourary Pallbearers were Alice Mooney, Horner Burke, Harold Howard and Ken Mackie. A private family interment will take place in Nordal Cemetery.
- Margaret Isabel (nee Diamond). On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Margaret, the cornerstone of our family, passed away peacefully with family around her, reuniting with her beloved husband Wilbur at Heaven's gate after 36 years. Margaret was born on May 16, 1926 to William and Anna Diamond in Watrous, SK. She met and then married Wilbur Gibbs on September 4, 1946. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Simpson, SK and surrounding area and finally settled in Regina in 1969. She was predeceased by her parents William and Anna; husband Wilbur; son Wilbur in infancy; brothers Lowell and Billy; sister Crit; and son-in-law Dale. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Nadine (James) Knoblauch; Dennis (Liz) Gibbs; Barry (Beryl) Gibbs, Lou Gibbs (Jackie), Leanne Fjalstad, Carla (Malcolm) Boudreau, Greg (Danila) Gibbs; 19 grandhcildren, 18-great grandchildren; sister Monica McGeough as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Margaret enjoyed many activities like playing the piano in several bands for senior citizen homes, doing crosswords, baking her famous pies and buns, and having the odd smoke and coffee. Most of all, she loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, who will miss her dearly. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church, 425 Broad Street North, Regina on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will follow. The family would like to thank Deanie, Tubus, Darc and Chrissy for the extra loving care that they provided to Mom over the last couple of months. A heartfelt thank you also goes out to Ward 5A and Danielle Cutts at the General Hospital for the wonderful care they gave Margaret.
Cameron Willis “Cam” (August 30, 1923 – April 16, 2017). The family of Cam Gingrich are deeply saddened to announce his passing at Watrous District Health Complex on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the age of 93, with his wife Lil at his side. Cam was born on August 30, 1923 to Ira and Lydiann Gingrich at their homestead farm two miles south of Guernsey, the seventh of eight children. Cam completed his grade 10 in Guernsey, then stayed home to help with the farming operation. In those school years, he and his siblings delivered milk door to door in Guernsey each morning. Later he worked as a welder in Kitchener, Ont. and Watrous, drove a horse-drawn school bus at Watrous, worked on a drilling rig exploring for potash in the Guernsey area and drove a school bus. He loved the kids like they were his own. He played baseball and hockey at Guernsey, Lanigan, and Watrous, played trumpet in the Guernsey band and with numerous dance bands in the area. In 1956 he achieved a long-time dream when he formed a band - Windy Gingrich and the Dixie Six. His search for a piano player is what lead him to the love of his life. Lil Breadner joined the Dixie Six in 1957 and married Cam in 1959. In 1966 Cam and Lil moved their young family to a farm at Simpson when the Guernsey farm was sold to the new potash mine. Cam’s farming career evolved from farming with horses to driving a 4WD tractor. The ‘30s influenced his thinking forever. Community involvement and support were key to success in small town Saskatchewan and Cam was involved in his community in many ways. He served on the telephone board, Co-op, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, RM of Wreford, United Church and community pasture committees. He coached hockey, emceed community events and joined in the Simpson homecoming parades with prized farm equipment and a homemade “Penny Farthing” bike designed and welded himself. Cam’s zest for life and belief that “learning is not confined to the four walls of school” was obvious to all who knew him. Cam loved horses, newborn calves, and the smell of freshly tilled soil in the spring, harvest time with meals in the fields, big band and Dixieland music and dogs of any kind. He loved his family, farming and all people. He saw the good in everyone. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 57 years, Lil and their children and grandchildren: Don (Christine) Gingrich of Simpson and family, Crystal (Greg) Sperling - Colton, Skyden; Serena (Bret Ward) - Leah, Conner; Laurie (Bryce) Colhoun - Aiden, Neala, Priya, Porter; Karen (Marc) Spooner - Thomas, Ansel; Elden (Justine) McIver; Jeff (Joanne) Gingrich of Simpson and family, Emily; Lisa (CJ) and Bentley, Jeremy, Brodie Dunlop; Joel (Shelley) Gingrich of Red Deer, Alta.; Sandra (Shaun) Dancey of Star City and family Sam and Sophia; Ben (Ashley) Gingrich of Wetaskiwin, Alta.; and family Cameron, Brooke and Brock; sister Norma Henderson; brother-by-choice Albert (Gail) Morisey; brothers-in-law Harold (Berta) Breadner, Howard (Sharon) Breadner; sisters-in-law Irene Gingrich and Delma Breadner and numerous nieces and nephews of which, one nephew, Ernie Steeves spent many summers helping Cam at the Simpson farm. He was predeceased by his parents Ira and Lydiann Gingrich, three brothers, Harold (Dorothy), Clifford (Olga), and Earl; three sisters, Ilene, Beulah, Stella and brothersin-law Earl Breadner and Moby Henderson. Funeral service was held at Simpson Community Centre on April 29 conducted by The Reverend (Karl) Jung-hyun Shin. Honorary pallbearers were Gabe and Paula Freeman, Vi Rintoul, Lyle Shantz and Dennis and Sylvia Simpson. Don Gingrich, Jeff Gingrich, Joel Gingrich, Ben Gingrich, Sandra Dancey and Ernie Steeves were pallbearers. Register attendants were Roy and Marilyn Crawford and Ray and Bobbi Rintoul. Murray Rintoul and Curtis Freeman were ushers. Prelude guitar music was by Shaun Dancey. The Gingrich Family gave the eulogy and tributes. Special musical tribute: men’s quartet - Fred Toman, Wayne Dyck, Reuben Bushman and Lester Toews. Brenda Bushman was the accompanist and hymn musician was Kelly Stein accompanied by the Simpson Community Choir . Private family interment followed at Simpson Cemetery.
- Dorothy Jean formerly of Regina, Sask., passed away peacefully Nov 21, 2001 in Calgary at 86 years of age. She is predeceased by her parents: William and Sara, sisters Crena Jefferson and Della Rintoul, and one brother William Grieve. She is survived by her brother Robert Grieve of Victoria, B.C., her nieces Joyce Bastock of Calgary, Marion Rice of Itasca, Ill. USA, Rosamund Blaikie and Sharron Emerson of Victoria, B.C., and nephews James Grieve of Victoria, B.C. and Michael Grieve of Vancouver, B.C. as well as numerous great nieces, great nephews and their children. Dorothy lived in Simpson, Sask. for her early childhood years and moved to Regina in 1929. She dedicated 35 years of service as an administrative assistant to the executive directors of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act (P.F.R.A.). In 1980, Dorothy retired from the P.F.R.A. as the assistant executive director and the Government of Canada awarded her a medal for long and efficient service. An additional ten years of service were dedicated to the provincial government in Saskatchewan where Dorothy had various jobs including administrative assistant to Premier Patterson. She was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider's fan and enjoyed curling. Dorothy was devoted to her many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and their children. A memorial service will be held at a future date at Speers Funeral Chapel in Regina. Burial will be in Simpson, Sask.
- Elizabeth Julia (nee Metz) Grund passed away peacefully on February 21, 2006 at Shalom Nursing Home in Cupar; one month before her 85th birthday. She is survived by her three children, Garry (Cheryl), Rodney (Rhonda) and Charlene; grandchildren, Jason (Julie), Shelley (Keith), Kelly (Jennifer), Brian (Kristi), Sharla (Dean), Mike (Tracy) and great grandchildren, Tessa, Tanner, Taylor, Austin, Jillian, Tyson, Brayden, Abby and Jenna. Betty is also survived by her sister Margaret (Eugene) and brothers George and Rudy (Theresa). Betty was predeceased by her husband Rudy in 2003, parents Christina and Steve Metz, sisters, Monica, Anne, Julia, Agatha; brothers John, Raymond, Louis and Jack and a grandson Aaron. Betty worked in housekeeping at the Grey Nun's hospital before marrying Rudy Grund in 1945 and moving to the farm at Simpson. She was a superb homemaker, cook and baked the best chocolate chip cookies . She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting and doing liquid embroidery. She was a member of the CWL in Simpson. Betty always loved to visit with family and friends and enjoyed her grandkids and great grandkids. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always smiling. She was such a gentle, caring lady a personality that will never be forgotten. A Family Service will be held at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Saturday February 25th. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery.
- Rudolph Michael. The death of Rudolph Michael (Rudy) Grund aged 83 years of Regina, SK formerly of Simpson, SK occured at the Regina General Hospital on Tuesday, March 4th,2 003. A private family service will be held.
- Clarence Lloyd Gullacher of Simpson, aged 80 years, passed away suddenly at Watrous Union Hospital on Friday July 11, 2008. There will be a private family gathering to celebrate his life at a later date.
- Victor Amos (December 22, 1920 - March 7, 2015). Victor was born on December 22, 1920 on his grandparents’ homestead just north of Lake City School, SK. In April 1939, he started working at the Roycroft farm and has been there ever since. Victor married later in life to Eileen Roycroft. He was a loving father to Margaret Koltun and Sharon Serbin. Victor was predeceased by his wife Eileen and her sister Mary Roycroft; his brothers Gordon, Leonard and Clarence; and his sisters Lois, Marion and Shirley; nephew Barry Warner; nieces Beverly and Lorena. Victor is survived by Margaret Koltun, Sharon Serbin and grandsons Shaun (Tara) and Chris Koltun; brother Allan; and many nieces and nephews; plus great and great-great nieces and nephews. Victor passed away peacefully on March 7, 2015 at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Friday, March 20th at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan. Interment in Simpson Cemetery followed by a funeral lunch in the Simpson Community Centre.
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- Thomas Alexander, aged 92 of Simpson, SK passed away at the Wynyard Integrated Hospital, Wynyard, SK on Monday, May 14, 2007. The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, SK with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Interment in the family plot in Simpson Cemetery to follow.
- Edward. The death of Edward Henry aged 88 years and 6 months of Simpson, SK., occurred at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, SK on Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Predeceased by his wife, Laura in September 2000 and daughter Loraine, in July 2004, Ted is survived by his 5 sons: Vincent, Joseph (Betty), Wayne (Marjorie), Victor (Judy) and Leo (Diane), son-inlaw Ace Van De Wiele, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister-in-laws Alice Tichit of Peoria, Illinois, Phyllis Tichit of Watrous and Jean Henry of Estevan. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Imperial on Friday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere officiating. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery.
- Laura Francis. The death of Laura Francis Henry aged 82 years of Simpson, SK occurred accidentally near Stoughton, SK on Friday Sept. 22, 2000. The Funeral Mass will be held in St.. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Imperial on Wednesday Sept. 27th at 11 a.m. celebrated by Rev. Father Keith Moreau. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philips R.C. church in Simpson SK. Laura is survived by her loving husband Edward (Ted); six children, Vincent, Joseph (Betty), Loraine (Ace) Van De Wiele, Wayne (Marj), Victor (Judy), Leo (Diane); 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Tichit, Peoria Ill; 2 sisters in law, Mildred Clark, Carlyle and Phylis Trichit, Watrous.
- Helen Catherine (nee Diamond). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Helen Catharine Hicks on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the age of 89 years. Helen was predeceased by her husband Lorne; parents William and Anna Diamond; sons Howard and Donald and daughter Donna; brother Lowell Diamond. Helen leaves to cherish her memory her daughters; Mona (Marcel) Meloche, Pat (Stan) Currie and her sons; Ken (Carol), Rick (Lolly) daughter-in-law Caroline; 18 grandchildren and 24 greatgrandchildren; sisters; Monica McGeough & Margaret Gibbs; brother; Bill Diamond. Helen was born in Imperial, Sask., May 25, 1915. She married Lorne Hicks in 1931. They lived and farmed in the Simpson area until their retirement when they moved to Regina. Helen had a great love of music. For many years they played in the Hicks Orchestra in the Simpson area. Helen played the piano and was an amazing saxophone player. She instilled her love of music in her children and grandchildren. Helen loved to bake and cook and was a wonderful homemaker. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank Helen's sister Margaret Gibbs for her many years of dedication to Helen. She is truly an angel. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Michael Hogan officiating.
- Hazel (nee Ostlund) was born on November 25, 1927 in LeRoy, SK to Levi and Anna Ostlund. The family moved to Simpson, SK. to farm and this was where Hazel grew up. She attended the little country school June Rose until grade ten, then continued in Simpson school for Grade 11 and 12. Hazel went to Saskatoon where she trained to be a teacher. She taught for 3 years at Hawkshaw (Watrous) country school and on to Biggar where she taught for 1 year. On July 30, 1950 she married Walter Hoffman of Nokomis, SK. There they farmed for 7 years. It was there that Hazel and Walter accepted Jesus Christ as Lord in their lives and became members of Nokomis Baptist Church. During those years they had two sons, Allan in 1954 and Darrell in 1956. In 1957, they moved to Frankslake where Walter bought grain for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. After 5 years they were transferred to Brownlee. It was there that a daughter Linda was born. Two years later Balcarres became their home for the next 17 years. The children grew up and left home and then came another move for Hazel and Walter to Regina. Walter passed away in 1989 and Hazel continued to live in Regina until her death on Thursday, April 18, 2013. She leaves a treasured family to remember her, son Allan (Cindy) and their children Curtis (Karla), Russell (Erin and their family Zackary and Raegan) and Andrew; son Darrell (Darcie) and their children Kane (Kristen) and Whitney; and daughter Linda (Derrick) Shynkaruk and their children Johnathan, Joshua and Jamie. A funeral service will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 437 Broadway Avenue East, Regina, SK on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. At Hazel's request she will be laid to rest with her husband Walter in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.
- Jack Emerson Horning (June 25, 1928 – March 27, 2015). Jack Horning, 86, of Parksville BC, died peacefully after a valiant 6 year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lillian (Senton); daughter, Jill Louise and husband, Keith Bertrand of Mountain View, California; son, Warden Claude and wife, Carrie McLellan of Edmonton, Alberta; and one brother, William (Bill) and wife, Annette of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Scott and Laurel Horning, and Jack and Alexander Bertrand; sister-in-law Beryl Horning of Winnipeg; niece, Krista (Horning) Mask; nephew, Boyd Horning, and numerous cousins across Canada. Born in Edam, Saskatchewan, Jack was predeceased by his father, Claude in 1949, his mother, Beatrice (Armitage) in 1973 and his brother, Donald in 2009. Jack started in the family business "Horning Sales & Service" in 1947. In 1954, he began a 31 year career with John Deere Ltd. Retirement came in 1985, then a move to Parksville, BC in 1990, where Jack continued with travelling, genealogy, computers, internet service (MACN) and community volunteering. Jack was initiated into Masonry in 1950 in Simpson, Saskatchewan (PM 1954) and this became his lifelong creed and belief. Charter Member of Mystic Tie AF&AM#213 Saskatoon, Cathedral Chapter #35, Knights Templar, Concord #79 and Qualicum Lodge. Member of Wa Wa Shrine, Regina, Parksville/Qualicum Shrine Club and Arbutus #68 OES. Jack was an active member of United Church of Canada in Simpson, Saskatoon, Rosetown, Regina and Knox United, Parksville. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC. Interment of ashes will be in August 2015 in the Horning Plot, Community Cemetery, Simpson.
- R. Bruce Howie, November 13, 1930 - March 29, 2008. Our much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 29, 2008. Bruce will be deeply missed by his wife Shirley, his family and his friends, whose lives he enriched with humour, generosity and love. He was born and raised in Simpson, Saskatchewan where his family owned the livery service and farmed for many years. He worked for B.A. Oil in Unity before attending Radio College in Toronto. He moved to Winnipeg, working first as a radio operator for the R.C.M.P. and then as a sales rep for the Western Agricultural Company. He returned to Saskatchewan, and began his 27-year career with North Star Oil and Shell Canada where his hard work, his interest in people and his concern for their well-being earned him the respect and friendship of all his business colleagues. Memories of him will be cherished by Shirley, their children Kim (Bruce) Henbest, Scott (Sarah Parker) Howie and Dawn (John) Weisberg; grandchildren, Kate and Tom Henbest, Anne-Marie and Josh Howie; his brother, Bill (Jean Parkes) Howie; and close family members, including Lois Sword, Jack (Moe) Acton, Ray (Margaret) Acton; his cousins and all of his nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, George and Eva Howie and his daughter-in-law, Joan Howie. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Mayfair United Church, 902-33rd St. W., Saskatoon, SK, on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Shirley and the family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Cyprian Enweani and Dr. Tom Gabruch for their compassionate care.
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- Donald Walter (April 11, 1945 - December 7, 2014). Don Janzen, aged 69 years, of Simpson, SK. passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK. on Saturday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Simpson Cemetery.
- Orville. It is with great sadness that the family of Orville Julseth announce his unexpected passing on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Anne of 48 years; his two daughters, Cheryl (Terry) Rendek and Lana (Ken) Minogue; four grandchildren, Caileigh, Kaeden, Clarke and Kennedy;and his brother, Harvey (Carole) Julseth. He will also be missed by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Nelson and Lorne. Orville was born on January 30th, 1927 in Simpson, Saskatchewan. He attended school in the Girvan area. Orville became an Electrical Journeyman in 1956 and was employed by Wheaton Electrical, Robin Hood Flour Mills and St. Paul's Hospital. He enjoyed and was active in curling and bowling, he also attended the Legion and the I.O.F. Hobbies included carpentry, many mechanical projects and travelling to various places. Orville's wish was for a private gathering, which will be fulfilled this summer of 2005.
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- Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Garner). It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our dear mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mum passed away very peacefully on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 with her family at her side. Mum was predeceased by her husband, Charlie, son-in-law Ed Muz; brother John Garner. Mum is survived by daughter Sylvia Muz; son Bud (Bev) King; Marlene her loving daughter and dedicated companion; son Garth (Donna) King; one brother Bob Garner; twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren. Born in Bridge of Weir, Scotland on April 4, 1907 she came to Canada with her family in 1918. She taught school for several years before marrying Charlie in 1935 and settling in Simpson. In 1957 they moved to Regina and mum worked with Social Services until her retirement in 1972. Mum was very active playing bridge, whist, square dancing and many activities and classes presented to Seniors. She loved and supported her family in all of their endeavours. Mother's greatest enjoyment in later years was the time spent with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Up until the last two years, she was a frequent spectator at the many sporting events they were involved in. In respect of mother's wishes there will be no service. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
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- Fredrick William. Bill passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at the age of 84 years. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor Marie Lane; his mother and father, Ada Sarah and Harold Watson Lane; and his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Joe) Clarke. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doreen Pelton; his children, Linda Lane-Backman (Charles), Barry Lane, and Bob (Lynn) Lane; his grandchildren, Nicole Lane-Ingenthron, Jennifer (Jason) Selinger, William Ingenthron, and Jay Lane; his great-grandchildren, Tyler and Josie Selinger; his niece, Ada (Brian) Von Richter and family; as well, many dear friends. Doreen's children, Bob (Alice) Pelton, Doug (Pat) Pelton; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Gord) Tuck, David (Sophie) Pelton, Jill (Vinesh) Koli, Heather (Mark) Hamlon; her great-grandchildren: Megan and Kaitlyn Tuck. Bill was born in Simpson, SK. in 1925, on the family farm homesteaded by his father in 1900. He later attended the U of S and received his Certificate in Agriculture. Farming was Bill's livelihood. He was a farmer through and through. The land, the weather, and nature were in his soul. His life revolved around family, farm and friends, while his recreational life included bridge, curling, golf, hockey and an interest in most sports. Bill was a man of integrity. He always had words of encouragement. He was known as a very good, kind, and gentle man, loved by all! How better a life could one lead and leave! A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Anglican Church, 3233 Argyle Road. Regina, SK on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
- George Elgin. The death of George Elgin Langman aged 87 years of Simpson, SK occurred at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial, SK on Tuesday, August 28, 2001. The funeral service will be held at St. John's United Church, Simpson, SK on Saturday, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Penzance Cemetery.
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- Margaret Beryl (nee Collins) was born June 1, 1920 in Simpson, SK, the eldest of four children of Herb and Laura Collins. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught school briefly in Bracken, SK, then in Moose Jaw, and completed her teaching career in Regina at the Balfour Technical School. She was married to a well-known Regina dentist, Kenneth Martin and they raised three children. Beryl passed away in Regina, SK on Sunday, January 10, 2010. During the latter years of her journey, she faced numerous physical challenges which she met with courage and grace. Beryl is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, and her brothers Jack Collins and Dr. Harry Collins, both of Saskatoon, SK. She is survived by her sister Lois Horton of Vegreville, AB. Beryl leaves to mourn her sons, Douglas (Jackie Lindenbach) of Fort Qu'Appelle, Donald of Nipawin, her daughter Jan Broderick and grandsons Riley and Taylor of Sherwood Park, AB. The family wishes to thank the many people who provided excellent care for Beryl at Victoria Park Personal Care Home, Pasqua Hospital, Ward 4A, and Sunset Extendicare Home. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Rev. Bob Wilson officiating. Interment in Regina Cemetery.
- Alex Jr. was born on the farm and homestead of his parents Alexander (Sandy) McCallum and Jane (nee Robertson) near Simpson on November 1, 1924. He grew up on the farm with five brothers and two sisters, doing chores, attending school and enjoying playing ball. Alex enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and after basic training, he served as a cook overseas on the Aircraft Carrier HMS Puncher, patrolling Mermansk Run and the North Sea. After discharge in 1946 he worked in Ontario cutting pulp for Abitibi Pulp & Paper Co. returning to Saskatchewan in 1948, training with Sask. Wheat Pool as an Elevator operator. In August, 1948 Alex married Anabel (nee Stewart). They took up residence in Simpson and started a family. They had four children Dallas, Darla, Ginny and Lonnie. Alex worked as a grain buyer for United Grain Growers and Anabel as a clerk for various stores. Alex enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching sports of all kinds. His grandchildren were cherished and he loved spending time with his family. After retiring and moving to Watrous in 1987, Alex worked for Mainline Motors, as a Driver. In June of 2010 Alex took up residence in Manitou Lodge and he passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26th at Watrous District Health Complex. Alex is survived by wife of 64 years Anabel, children Dallas (Velma) McCallum, Darla (Brian) Jennett, Virginia (John) Mason, Lonnie (Charles) Tingey; grandchildren Derek, Travis (Tammy) and Clay (Raylene) McCallum, Kiall (Sandra) and Cole Jennett, Wayne (Kellie) and Kirby Mason, Brock (Nicole) Tingey, Kaelea (Clayton) Lejan and Brodie Tingey, great grandchildren Dekodah, Taylor, Alex, Jake and Delaney McCallum, Jaidyn, Jackson, Jonathon Jennett, Caleb and Ava Mason, Presley and Boston Lejan, sisters Helen Annett, Christina (Ralph) Valgardson, brothers Robert (Audrey) and Clayton McCallum, sisters-in-law Doreen, Margaret and Marjorie McCallum, numerous nieces and nephews and close family friends Murray "Elevator" Ledarney and Jim Beller. He was predeceased by parents Alexander and Jane McCallum, brothers James, Kenneth and Roy, sister-in-law Doreen McCallum and niece Sandra Silbernagel (McCallum), nephews Grant (Buck) and Terry Stewart and Bartley McCallum. Alex’s family thank you for attending and invite you for lunch following the graveside service.
- Doreen (nee Bearss). With heavy hearts, the family of Doreen McCallum announce her sudden death on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. Doreen was born at Simpson, Sask., on August 24, 1934 - the youngest child of Jim and Helen Bearss. Doreen attended Indian Hill School and spent countless hours roaming the countryside on her horse Star with her sibling Dorothy, Mary Anne and Bill. After finishing school, Doreen worked at the University of Saskatoon. She spent many homesick hours; and just as many happy hours there. Doreen married Clayton McCallum on January 30, 1954. They spent the first six years of their marriage in Simpson and Condie before moving to Mankota, where they resided at the time of Doreen's death. Doreen worked at Kouri's Market, CIBC, and the Chinook Regional Library - where she was "Grandma Doreen" to children for 25 years. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Helen Bearss, inlaws Alex and Jane McCallum, brother Bill Bearss, brother-in-law Jim McCallum, son Bartly, nephew Earl Jr., and granddaughter Richelle McCallum; Doreen will be sadly missed by Clayton - her husband of 47 years, daughter Sandy (Wayne Silbernagel), Lanny and Kent, son Clint (Rhonda) and Lyndon, daughter Shelly McCallum (Bob Morgan), Chad and Cory, and great granddaughters Kiana (Lanny) and Olivia (Chad). Doreen is also survived by her sisters Dorothy (Earl Oslund) and Mary Anne (Glen McDade), sister-in-law Helen (Bill Annett) and Christine (Ralph Valgardson); brother-in-law Alex (Anabel), Kenneth (Margaret), Bob (Audrey) and Roy (Marj); as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Grandsons Lanny and Kent, Lyndon, Chad and Cory, and great granddaughters Kiana and Olivia - her Dearest Team - will miss their Number One Fan. A graveside memorial and celebration of Doreen's life will be held at the cemetery at Simpson, Sask., on Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 1:00 p.m.
- Robert "Bob" (September 28, 1928 – February 9, 2015).
The death of Robert "Bob" McCallum, aged 86 years, of Imperial, Sask. occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Watrous District Health Complex, Watrous, SK. A Memorial Service will be held in the Imperial Community Centre, Imperial, SK on Thursday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Roy. The death of Roy McCallum aged 73 years of Simpson SK occurred at his residence on Monday June 7, 2004. Roy was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Jane (Robertson) McCallum, son in law Doug Gross and by his brother Jim. He is survived by his loving wife Marj; his children, Wendy (Brian), Trudy, and Delmar (Sandi); 7 grandchildren, Diette, Jeanette, Candace, Clint, Janice, Jesse and Katlin; 2 great grandchildren, Travis and Trevor; sisters, Helen Annette and Chris (Ralph) Valgardson; brothers, Bob (Audrey), Alex (Annabel), Clayton and Kenneth (Margaret); numerous nieces and nephews.
- Martha Pearl passed away on March 23, 2006 at the Holy Cross Long term Care Centre in Calgary at the age of 99 years. She was just 2 months short of her 100th birthday. Pearl was born May 22, 1906 at Wawanesa, Manitoba. In 1910, she moved with her parents to the Imperial, Saskatchewan area. On July 16, 1925 she married Alexander McDade. They settled on a farm west of Simpson, Saskatchewan. They had 4 children Jean, Billy, Bobby and Nancy. In 1953, tragedy struck when her daughter Jean passed away suddenly during the birth of her third child at the age of 27. Farm life played a central role in her first 61 years. The role of a farm wife at this time demanded a great deal of manual labour. Just washing clothes required hauling water from a well, boiling the water on the stove, scrubbing the clothes and hanging them out to dry. Then if you wanted the wrinkles out, the Sad iron would he heated on the stove. Music was a strong current in her life. Pearl and Alex would supply the music for many a country dance with Pearl on the piano and Alex on the violin. The love and appreciation for music was handed down through the generations. From 1952 until 1973, they enjoyed living in the community of Simpson. She belonged to the Homemakers club and enjoyed many handicrafts; knitting, oil painting and crocheting to name a few. Her crocheted flowers have been given to people from all over the world from Indonesia, Texas, Great Britain and across Canada. She was still enjoyed making and giving away these flowers up until the last few months. In 1973, they moved to Imperial to be closer to a hospital. Alex passed away in 1984. In 1987, she moved to Jubilee Court in Watrous for a short time. Until returning to her home in Imperial. In 1992 she moved to Bonnyville, Alberta to be closer to her daughter, Nancy and in 1999 she moved to the Bethany Care Lodge in Airdrie as Nancy and Jim retired to Sundre. Her final move was in 2003 to the Holy Cross Long Term Care, Calgary where she resided until her passing. Pearl was predeceased by her husband Alex in 1984, son Billy in 1987, daughter Jean Gibbs in 1953, grandson Wayne Gibbs in 1983 four brothers Alex, Edgar, Donald and Alvin, two sisters Catherine and Annie and 2 granddaughters. She is survived her daughter Nancy (Jim) Hunt of Sundre and son Robert (Shirley) McDade of Saskatoon, SK; one sister Ada Taylor; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place at a later date in Imperial, Saskatchewan.
- Maryann (nee Bearss). The death of Mrs. Maryann McDade aged 79 years of Imperial and formerly of Simpson, SK occurred peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. A private family service will be held in Fotheringham's Chapel on Monday, July 30th. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery. Maryann was predeceased by her parents Jim and Helen Bearss; a son Ronald, sister Doreen and brother Bill. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Glenn; her children, Doreen (David) Hawkes, Bryan (Wendy), Keith (Dianne), Sherri (Darcy); 9 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren; sister Dorothy (Earl), sister-in-law Ann Bearss, brother-in-law Clayton McCallum, sister-in-law Doreen Gross; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Ron, a resident of Duffield, AB, passed away in the WestView Health Centre, Stony Plain, AB following a long and arduous battle with cancer at the age of 53 years. Ron leaves to mourn his passing his best friend, Earl Krenzel of Duffield, AB; parents, Mary Ann and Glenn McDade of Simpson, SK; siblings, Doreen (Dave) Hawkes of Watrous, SK, Bryan (Wendy) McDade of Simpson, SK, Keith (Dianne) McDade of Simpson, SK and Sherri (Darcy) Roney of Imperial, SK; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many friends. Ron was a lover of life. He was a knowledgeable cattleman and horseman; he possessed carpentry skills second to none and enjoyed the adventures of travel. To know Ron was a gift and all were touched by him. Funeral services for Ron McDade will be held on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 4th St. N.W., Calgary, AB with the interment to follow in St. Joseph's section of Queen's Park Cemetery.
- Linda, of Prince Albert, passed away on February 3, 2005 at 59 years of age. She is survived by her son, Todd (Lori) Howard and their children, Torrie and Shelby; daughter, Tiffany (Todd) Buglass and their children, Matthew and Andra; daughter, Raegan Howard; her children's father, Terry Howard; one sister, Gail Phillips; three brothers, Blair McDonald, Garnet McDonald, and Neil McDonald; sisters-in-law, Val and Johanne McDonald; brothers-in-law, Jim Hill and Dave Phillips; stepdaughters, Claire and Michele Tyrrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Dougal and Jean McDonald; her sister, Donna Hill; and her granddaughter, Sydney Buglass. Raised on a farm near Simpson, SK, Linda spent the rest of her life in Prince Albert and Saskatoon. She stayed at home with her children while they were growing up. Over the years, she took pleasure from spending time at Waskesiu, playing duplicate bridge (achieved Life Master status), traveling, reading, cooking, knitting, and spending time with her family and friends. During the last year of her life, she was unable to work due to her battle with cancer but had the opportunity to travel with her children and spend extra time with her grandchildren. A special thanks to Linda Nelson, friend and aunt, for the comfort and support she provided both Linda and her children. In Linda's memory, memorial donations may be made to the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, 142 12th Street West, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2005 at Gray's Funeral Chapel, 575 28th Street West, Prince Albert. Pastor Dennis Serfas, Coordinator of Pastoral Care for the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, will officiate.
- Edwin Francis. It is with great sadness that the family of Edwin McIntosh announces his passing on August 22, 2009 at the age of 57. Ed was born July 29, 1952 in Imperial, SK and grew up on the family farm in Simpson, SK. He later moved to Regina and worked in construction for many years. His passions were for fast cars, sports, and anything his son participated in. Ed will be forever remembered by his beloved son James McIntosh, brothers Dave and Ken, sisters Lorraine and Marilyn, former common-law spouse Ingrid Manz, and many other loving family members. Ed was predeceased by his father and mother James and Ethel McIntosh and nephew Kenneth Aaron McIntosh. For those so wishing donations to the Simpson Cemetery fund would be appreciated. A Private Family Service was held in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous, Saskatchewan on Thursday, August 27th. Interment in Simpson Cemetery. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.
- Kenneth James (May 21, 1943 – January 26, 2012).
On Thursday, January 26, 2012 Kenneth McIntosh passed away at the age of 68 years. Ken is survived by his four children Karla McIntosh, Tracey (Michael) Freed, Krista McIntosh and Colin (Leora) McIntosh; as well as his seven grandchildren Terrence, Keeli, Kalen, Jordi, Maja, Jade and Callie; also brother Dave McIntosh and sisters Marilyn Cooper and Lorraine (Randy Taylor); nephews Jonathon, Chance, Jamie and niece Jennifer. He was predeceased by his parents James and Ethel McIntosh, brother Edwin McIntosh and infant son Aaron McIntosh. Ken was born in Regina and grew up in the Simpson area and remained in Sask. his entire life. He spent many quality years farming and the winter months working as a journeyman autobody technician. Later in life he successfully returned to school and pursued other career opportunities. Ken enjoyed hunting and had a passion for flying. His later years were spent enjoying his retirement in Wakaw. As per his request cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date.
- Robert Keith "Bob" (April 20, 1916 - December 17, 2011). The death of Mr. Robert Keith McIntosh, aged 95 years, of Watrous, SK occurred peacefully at Diamond Jubilee Court on Saturday, December 17, 2011. A Private Family Funeral Service will take place in Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel, Watrous on Thursday, December 22nd. A Private Family Interment in Lake City Cemetery will be followed by a Public Memorial Luncheon in the Simpson Community Centre from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Robert Keith McIntosh was born on April 16, 1916 to Francis (Frank) and Isabella McIntosh on the home farm at Simpson the fourth child of five. He went to school at Flanderdale and fell in love with a certain girl when he was 16. At 17 he went to Carrot River to homestead with a couple of pals. He knew he wanted to farm, but he wanted to see some of the world first, so at 21 years of age he went to Radio School in Ontario and became qualified as a Radio Operator. Soon the Second World War began and he became the Radio Operator on the SS New York News – a position he held all the way through the war with the nickname “Sparks”. When he came back home safely, he looked up that girl he’d been writing to and asked her hand in marriage. She said yes and on June 30, 1948 Agnes Ulmer wed Bob McIntosh. To them were born two children, Karen and Francis and they happily lived on the former Dougal McDonald farm and pursued farming. Dad loved tinkering in his shop, building things and running his Gleaner combines in the fall. When he had free time he read voraciously and recited poetry he’d learned in school. Bob was predeceased by his father and mother, brothers James, Elden, Bill and a baby brother Ken (in infancy); his sister Jean and grandson Klay Gullacher. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Agnes of 62 years; children Francis (Linda) McIntosh and Karen (Evan) Gullacher; nine grandchildren, Melissa (Kreig), Roxanne, Mark, Kristy (Duane), Kathy (Jed), Kandi (Darren), Korrie (Jeff), Kelly (Sara), Kent; sixteen great-grandchildren, Lexi, Kelsey, Alyssa, Parker, Matraca, Myanna, Jody, CeCe, Justice, Maelie, Choc, Miles, Juanita, Jayda, Ashley and Carter; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
- Carol (nee Ellams) age 62, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2006 at Royal University Hospital. Carol was born in Simpson, SK on January 15th, 1944. She grew up in Simpson but made her residence in Saskatoon in the early 1970's. Carol had a love for children, gardening, music, cards and dancing. Carol will be lovingly remembered by Joe Czernik; her four daughters, Sherri (Len) Holynski; Debbie (Colin) Anderson; Leanne (Philip) Loiselle; Kerri (Lyndon) Czernik; seven grandchildren, Tyler, Mikayla, Austin, Payton, Macy, Ethan and Christian; her brother Clayton and family and many other family members and friends. In Heaven, Carol joins her parents Bill and Muriel Ellams and friends. A Come and Go Tea in celebration of Carol's life will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Confederation Inn (3330 Fairlight Drive).
- Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Low) aged 92 years, formerly of Simpson, SK passed away peacefully at the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial SK on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 . A Private Family Service will take place at Fotheringham's Funeral Chapel in Watrous on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. Interment will take place in Simpson Cemetery . Dorothy was born on February 20, 1924 at Hawarden, SK. Her parents were Alex and Ella Low of Davidson. She had three sisters; Jean (Les) Taylor, Kathleen (Arthur) Morrison, Margaret (Gordon) Crawford and one brother Willie (Marlene) Low. She married Howard Moore of Simpson on June 23, 1947. They had four children; Ronald, Lorna (Bill) Rodman, Robert (Bob) and Roy Moore. Dorothy loved living on the farm and farm life but most of all she loved her children. Her and Howard moved to Simpson after they sold the farm. In July 2007 she moved to Imperial to live and in August 2012 she moved into the Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility in Imperial. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Alex and Ella; her husband Howard; sons, Ronald, Bob and Roy; sisters, Jean Taylor, Kathleen Morrison; brother Willie; brother-in-law Gordon and nephew Murray Crawford. She is survived by daughter, Lorna (Bill) Rodman; granddaughter, Tanya Moore (Nick Booker) and great granddaughter Scarlet Lily; brothers-in-law Art Morrison and Les Taylor; sister Margaret Crawford and sister-in-law Marlene Low; numerous nieces and Nephews.
- Laura Agnes (nee Denbeck) May 8, 1925 - August 14, 2014. The death of Laura Moren aged 89 years of Watrous and formerly of Simpson occurred at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg, SK on Thursday August 14, 2014. The Funeral Service will be held in our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Watrous on Monday August 18th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery.
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- Amanda Caroline (nee Angman). The death of Amanda Caroline Norum, 84, of Saskatoon and formerly of Simpson occurred at her residence on Tuesday, June 7, 1983. The funeral service was held on June 9 from St. Paul’s United Church, (Sutherland) Saskatoon. Rev. Bill Brown and Rev. Wendel Stevens officiated. Organist was Marguerite Richards; soloist was Betty Lou Curtis and the choir was in attendance. Ushers were Stan Graham and Bev Allen. Active casket bearers were Rhys Beaulieu, Mark Beaulieu, Paul Beaulieu, Karl Beaulieu, Eric Norum and Sandy Smith-Windsor. Fotheringham’s Funeral Service, Watrous, was in charge of arrangements and interment was in Simpson Cemetery. Amanda was born on November 13, 1898, in Finmark, Ontario to Erick and Elin Angman. She came with her parents to the Venn District of Saskatchewan in 1905. She received her education at Ridgeford, Venn, Watrous and the Saskatoon Normal School. Until 1919, she taught at several schools in the Young, Amazon and Simpson districts. Amanda married Oscar Norum on December 26, 1919 at Venn. She had been active in the Sunday School, a member of the U.C.W., Homemakers Club and the Canadian Bible Society. She was as member of the United Churches in Simpson and Sutherland.
Predeceased by her husband Oscar in 1967, three brothers, Andrew, Albert and Peter Angman; three sisters, Mrs. George (Martha) Carlson, Mrs. Charlie (Annie) Pilblad, and Mrs. Bill (Ellen) Hunter, she is survived by two sons, Eldon and his wife Wilda Norum and Don and his wife Margaret Norum all of Saskatoon; one daughter, Mrs. Vic (Margot) Beaulieu of Indian Head; one brother, Edward Angman of Langley, B.C.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ena Angman, Kindersley and Mrs. Elsie Norum, Richmond, B.C.; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
- Casper Emmanuel. The death of Casper Emmanuel Norum, age 68 years, of 411 8th Street East. Saskatoon, occurred in a local hospital on November 14, 1972. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17 at 1:00 pm from the Chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Earl Lackey. Surviving are: a sister, Miss Mabel Norum of Saskatoon; a brother, Arnold Norum of Imperial, Sask. and 19 nieces and nephews. Mr. Norum was born in North Dakota, USA and at an early age moved with his parents to Simpson. He farmed in the district until 1944 when he retired and later came to make his home in Saskatoon. Interment will take place in the Simpson Cemetery on Friday at 4:00 pm.
- Eldon (June 1, 1926 - August 27, 2016). Eldon was born to Oscar and Amanda Norum on June 1, 1926 at Simpson, SK. He passed away suddenly on August 27, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK at the age of 90. Left to mourn are his wife Mildred, his son Eric (Barbara) and grandson Carl (Mickey) Norum and great grandson Alex, grandson Stephen (Christa) Norum and great grandson Mark, daughter Sonja and grandchildren Ayden Joynes and Mackenzie Stewart, and brother Don (Margaret) Norum. He is survived by a large extended family of in-laws, Hough Nordlund, Enid Lemke (Allan Campbell), Lois Elder, Borgny Elsden, Kathy Fenton, Palmer Unseth, Carl Lakness, Theresa Lakness, as well as nieces, nephews and a large step family that he considered his own.Eldon grew up on a farm near Simpson and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture ('48) from the University of Saskatchewan. He taught 41 years at the University of Saskatchewan in the Agricultural Engineering Department. He especially enjoyed presenting extension courses throughout rural Saskatchewan where he had an opportunity to share advances in farming practices with fellow farmers. He had a passion for farming and for over 50 years farmed the land his grandfather homesteaded in 1903.Eldon's life was characterized by care and devotion to his immediate and extended family. He had a strong commitment to his church and community serving on many boards and committees.
- Mabel Johanna. The death of Mabel J. Norum, 86, formerly of Simpson, occurred at her residence, Lutheran Sunset Home, Saskatoon, on July 12th, 1978. The funeral service was held from the Chapel of Lutheran Sunset Home on July 15th with Pastor G. Grant officiating and Mrs. Alexander as organist. A graveside service and interment was held at Simpson Cemetery. Fotheringham’s Funeral Service, Watrous, was in charge of arrangements. Don Norum was usher and active casket bearers were: Rhys Beaulieu, Mark Beaulieu, Paul Beaulieu, Karl Beaulieu, Eric Norum and John Myhr. Mabel Norum was born in Minnesota on December 13, 1891, to Rev. and Mrs. Carl Norum. She moved with her family to the Simpson district in 1905, where she resided until 1952. Mabel and her brother Casper moved to Saskatoon at that time. Mabel was a faithful member and worker in Lutheran Churches in both Simpson and Saskatoon.
Predeceased by her parents in 1929 and 1936, respectively; one sister, Jesse Schenstead in 1951; brothers, Victor, 1910; Kalmer, 1963; Oscar, 1967; Casper, 1972; Arnold, 1976; three brothers in infancy. She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Amanda (Oscar) Norum, Saskatoon; Mrs. Elsie (Kalmer) Norum, Richnond, BC; Mrs. Esther (Arnold) Norum, Imperial; 19 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
- Oscar Emeliam. The death of Oscar Emeliam Norum of Simpson, 74, occurred in Saskatoon City Hospital on Sunday, May 14, 1967. The funeral was held in St. John’s United Church, Simpson, on May 16, Rev. R. Morgan and Rev. W. Stevens officiating. Organist was Mrs. Wm. Ellams and a choir was in attendance. Fotheringham’s funeral Service, Watrous, was in charge of the arrangements and burial was in Simpson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are being made to the Simpson United Church Memorial Fund and the Cancer Society. Honourary casket bearers were: Wm. Abrey, W. H. Quine, W. H. Armstrong, John Pieper, Chas. Allen, Smith Stein, P. A. Westby and Sam Alteman. Active bearers were: Ken Elder, Stacey Stein, Tim Clark, Herman Berggren, Orval Sivertson and Palmer Moren. Born on January 27, 1893, at Minneapolis, Minn., to Carl and Marie Norum, Oscar E. Norum was educated at St. Thomas, N.D. The family moved to Simpson in April of 1905. Married to Amanda Caroline Angman on December 26, 1919, at Venn, they farmed at Simpson and spent the past few winters in Saskatoon. Mr. Norum had been a member of the Simpson School Board for 25 years, the Watrous School Unit Board, Wreford Municipal Council, the Odd Fellows’ and Masonic Lodges, and St. John’s United Church. Predeceased by one sister and four brothers, he is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. W. V. (Margot) Beaulieu, Indian Head; two sons, Eldon, Saskatoon, and Don, Davis, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold, Imperial, and Casper of Saskatoon; and one sister, Mabel, of Saskatoon.
- Wilda Ruth (nee Nordlund). The death of Wilda Ruth Norum, age 63, of Saskatoon, occurred on December 1, 1990. The Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 8, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, 454 Egbert Ave., Saskatoon, conducted by Rev. Margaret McKechney. Surviving are, her husband Eldon; son Eric (Barbara) of Edmonton; daughter Sonja of Saskatoon and grandsons Carl and Stephen Norum of Edmonton. Also surviving are, a brother Hough (Lorna) Nordlund of Prince Albert; sisters Wanda (Hugh) Stueck of Abernethy (Katepwa) Sask., Iris (Gordon) Cook of Sooke, B.C., Enid (Russell) Lemke of Smithers, B.C., Lois(Ken) Elder of Simpson (Saskatoon) Sask.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Evans of Breton, Alta., Verne Whatley of London. Ont., David Lawrence of Hull, QC, Margot and Victor Beaulieu of Indian Head, Sask., Donald (Margaret) Norum of Saskatoon; 20 nieces, 14 nephews and 35 grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Zoe Nordlund in 1948, father Victor Nordlund in 1982, brother Victor in 1971, and sisters, Zoe Whatley in 1986 and Donna Lawrence in 1988. Cremation with ashes interred at Nordal Cemetery, Simpson. Born in Craik, Sask., on November 3, 1927, she lived with her family at Kamsack, Gerald, Punnichy, Arcola, Wadena, Abernethy, Simpson and Saskatoon. She taught school near Hazlet, at Kenlis and at Simpson. She was Sunday School Superintendent for many years; a life member of the U.C.W.; Elder in St. Paul's United Church; Honourary Member of the Saskatoon Ostomy Association; and a former member of the Sons of Norway. Wilda was a friend to all, and her home always had room for one more.
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- Agnes M. (nee Berting). The death of Agnes M. Oakes aged 83 years long time resident of Simpson, SK occurred at the Davidson Health Center on Sunday April 13, 2003. A Vigil of Prayer will be held at Fotheringham's Chapel Watrous, SK on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Imperial, SK on Wednesday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. Celebrated by Rev. Father Rheal Bussiere. Interment will follow in Simpson R.C. Cemetery. Predeceased by her parents August and Helena Berting; husband Ivan Oakes; sisters Regina Nolting and Eleanor Strome; brother Raymond Berting; granddaughter Kimberly McCulloch. Agnes is survived by her loving daughters Linda (Len) Boisvert, Joan (Dennis) McCulloch; 4 sons George (Bev), Dave (Mary), Andy (Connie) and Allen (Marcy); seventeen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brothers Hubert (Marg) Berting and Norbert Berting; sister Helen (Wilford) Bernauer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
- Germaine M. (nee Vanthuyne). With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Germaine Obrigewitsch on October 8, 2009 at the Watrous Union Hospital following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Verne, parents Julius and Margaret Vanthuyne and by a sister Gail. She is survived by her two children, Trevor (Susan) Obrigewitsch and Michelle (Ian) Richardson and also by her grandchildren, Shelby, Dallas, Jordon, Stephanie and Kyle; sisters and brothers, Julius (Ina), Eileen (Al), Blanche, Gary, Wayne (Joan), Kurt (Lois), Wendy (Doug), Bev (Magnus), many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Monday October 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wolffton Cemetery.
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- Doreen Velma (nee Argue), dearly loved mother of Linda Leader, Carole Blewett and Allan Parker, passed away in Regina on Friday, September 21, 2007 with her family present. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2003 and an infant daughter Mary in 1942. Doreen was born October 3, 1918 to Frank and Lottie Argue from Midland, ON who had settled in Fyfe Lake in southern Saskatchewan. Doreen was one of five siblings all of whom survive her: Hazel Lander, Vancouver, BC; Jean Leake, Regina, SK; twin brother Dorland Argue, Calgary, AB; and Roma Paterson, Comox, BC. Besides Linda, Carole and Allan, she is survived by Rob Leader and Valerie Parker to whom she was a well loved and respected mother-in-law. She was a cherished grandmother to three grandsons: Dane and Shelley Graburn and Sara; Steven and Chris Leader, Kayla, James and Jordan; Craig Leader and fiancee Gina Sawchin and one granddaughter Kelly and Jim Parker Cates, Zoe and Connor. Although Doreen was born in Moose Jaw, she was raised in Regina where she met Jim at the Trianon Ballroom. In 1938 they were married and moved to the family farm at Simpson, SK where they raised their three children. In 1972 they retired and moved to Regina where they enjoyed closer contact with their children. They joined the Regina Lawn Bowling Club and became very involved with the club and the sport. Together Jim and Doreen travelled to almost every province attending National Competitions, often as competitors. During her competitive years, Doreen won Silver and Bronze medals in National competitions. Doreen served as President of the Regina Lawn Bowling Club and as President of the Saskatchewan Ladies Lawn Bowling Association. She also served as the Saskatchewan Provincial Director for a full term. She became an international judge officiating at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, BC. In recognition of her devotion to the sport, she was awarded the 2001 Award of Merit by Bowls Canada. Doreen was a skillful homemaker and crafter; over the years she knit everything from mittens to curling sweaters for her family. She created especially fine petit point needlework, which quickly became treasured family heirlooms. Jim and Doreen had moved to Marian Chateau in 2000. Since May, failing health had determined her relocation to Sunset Extendicare. The family extends its sincere appreciation to the staff at Marian Chateau and Sunset Extendicare for their kindness to their mother. A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
- James Joseph of Regina, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2003 in Pasqua Hospital one month before his 93rd birthday. Jim was born on December 17, 1910 in Backus, Minnesota, and moved to Canada with his parents and five siblings while he was still an infant. The Parker family homesteaded west of Simpson, SK, where Jim received his education. As a young man he was employed by the Royal Bank, working at Maryfield, Lemberg and Estevan. He was then employed by the Dept. of Agriculture in Regina. In 1938, he married Doreen Argue of Regina, moving to the family farm where they raised their children. In 1972, Jim and Doreen retired to Regina. Both became active members of the Regina Lawn Bowling Club, attending and participating in National Tournaments across Canada and in the US. Jim was also an accomplished bridge player competing in Tournaments in the city and throughout the province. Three years ago Jim and Doreen moved to the Marian Chateau. Jim was a proud and devoted father and grandfather taking keen interest in his family and their activities. It could be said that his major hobby was people. He had a life-long love of conversation, talking easily with people of all ages. His memory was phenomenal for remembering names and faces, dates and places. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Jennie (McGeough), brothers Phillip and Patrick, sister Delores Jolly, Marie Jolly and Gertrude Zentner, and an infant daughter Mary. Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doreen; daughter Carole (Bill) of Vancouver, BC, son Allan (Valerie) of Chemainus, BC and daughter Linda (Rob) Leader of Regina. He leaves three grandsons, Dane (Shelley) Graburn of Vancouver, BC, Steven (Chris) Leader and Craig Leader, all of Regina and a granddaughter Kelly (Jim) Parker Cates of Saskatoon; and six great-grandchildren: Sara Graburn, Kayla, James and Jordan Leader and Zoe and Connor Parker Cates. PRAYERS will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East on Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. A CELEBRATION OF JIM'S LIFE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A reception will follow.
- Elsie Elizabeth (nee Allen). The death of Mrs. Elsie Elizabeth, aged 90 years, occurred peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, Sask. The Memorial Service will be held in St. John's United Church, Simpson, Sask. on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Private family interment to follow.
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- Lawrence Elwood. The death of Lawrence Elwood Roney aged 81 years of Simpson SK occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Thursday June 20, 2002. The Funeral Service will be held in St. John's United Church in Simpson on Friday June 28th at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, a daughter in infancy, brother Ross and brother in law Jim. He is survived by his loving Eva; son Lawrence (Linda) of Regina; grandchildren, Lindsey and Michael; sisters Louise Cordick of Regina and June (Don) Webster, Imperial; brother Dale (Norma) Roney, Imperial; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Darlene (January 25, 1942 - September 2, 2013). The death of Mrs. Darlene Rousell, aged 71 years, of Simpson, Sask. occurred at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon on Monday, September 2, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held in Simpson Community Center, Simpson, Sask. on Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Eileen V. (nee Gullacher). The death of Eileen Roycroft aged 83 years of Simpson, SK., occurred at the Regina General Hospital on Saturday, July 18, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held in St. John's United Church, Simpson, SK., on Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Deborah Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery.
- Mary Elizabeth Johnella. The death of Mary Elizabeth Johnella Roycroft aged 77 years, of Simpson, SK., occurred on Monday, April 22, 2002, at the Regina General Hospital Regina, SK. The Funeral Service will be held in St. John's United Church, Simpson, SK., on Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery. Mary is survived by her sister Eileen; brother Victor; daughters Sharon & Margaret; grandsons Shaun and Chris; niece Sylvia Ell; nephew John (Alice) Lloyd; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
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- Leslie Francis "Francy". It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on May 22, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 72 years. Francy is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Blanche; his children Les (Gail), Sandra (Tony) Baldwin, and Paul (Lisa); his grandchildren Megan and Scott Saelhof, Nicole, Kimberley, and Kaitlyn Baldwin, and Samantha and Jordan Saelhof; his mother, Thelma; his brothers and sisters Jerry (Betty), Linda (Gordan) Kingston, Howard (Judy), Don (Connie), Darlene Barth, Carol (Brian) Mudry, Judy (Dave) McLaren, and Mel (Shawn); brother-in-law John McRae; and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law and their families. Francy was predeceased by his father, Joseph; sister Marilyn McCrae; nephew, Max; and brother-in-law Terry Barth. Francy's family would like to thank the staffs at Watrous Union Hospital and the Royal University Hospital for their kindness during Francy's illness. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Center, Simpson, SK on Thursday May 29th at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Richard Meredith.
- Thelma Montrose (nee Stanley). The death of Mrs. Thelma Montrose Saelhof, aged 92 years, of Watrous and formerly of Simpson, occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Thelma was predeceased by her parents Luther and Myrtle Stanley; her husband Walter Joseph Saelhof; son Francy Saelhof; daughter Marilyn McRae; grandson Max Saelhof ; and son-in-law Terry Barth. Thelma is survived by her children Jerry (Betty), Linda (Gordon) Kingston, Howard (Judy), Don (Connie), Darlene Barth, Carol (Brian) Mudry, Judy (Dave) McLaren, and Mel (Shawn); daughter-inlaw Blanche Saelhof; son-in-law John McRae; 27 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held in St. John's United Church, Simpson, SK on Friday, July 11th at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Deborah Smith. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Franklin Elmer Soper passed away May 15, 2010 at the age of 91 in the Continuing Care Facility at the Drumheller Health Complex, AB. He was born on May 4, 1919 on the farm in Simpson, SK to Steve and Matilda Soper. Frank remained on the farm until he married Ruth Stueck in 1942. He volunteered to serve his country during World War II and was in active duty in Europe between 1943 and 1945 as a "LAC" in the Royal Canadian Airforce. In 1950, he moved his family to Drumheller, AB. He enjoyed having his family with him. He was a private person and didn’t speak of his accomplishments, such as taking flying lessons at age 60. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, in 2005. He leaves behind his four children: Margaret (Pat) Schaffer, Edmonton,AB; Patricia Rovere (Allan), Surrey, BC; Gary Soper, Moyie, BC; Barbara (Dave) Soper, Grande Prairie, AB; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Roszell of Regina, SK. Frank’s family would like to acknowledge Dr. Nahornick and Dr. Maseka along with the staff at the Sunshine Lodge, Home Care and Continuing Care for their exceptional care and compassion over the past four years. Interment to follow at a later date.
- George Howard. The death of George Howard Sornsen age 84 years of Simpson, SK occurred at his residence in Simpson on Friday March 16, 2001. At George's request there will be no formal service held.
- John Lloyd Douglas (June 18, 1931 - November 4, 2006). John Lloyd Douglas Stein of Calgary passed away on Saturday November 4, 2006 at the age of 75 years. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Lillian; daughters Nancy and Brenda (Dustin Lagler) of Calgary, AB as well as his cherished granddaughters Lauren and Jessica. He is also survived by his brother Stacey (Phyllis) of Simpson, SK, sister Maxine (Steve) of Rosthern, SK, sister-in-law Alice (Gordon Mooney) of Imperial, SK and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the United States. He was predeceased by his father John and mother Maude. Lloyd was born and raised in Simpson, SK where he farmed until 1959. He and his wife, Lillian, moved to Saskatoon, SK where he pursued both BSA and B. Ed degrees at the University of Saskatchewan. He taught Vocational Agriculture and Farm Sciences in Estevan, SK and surrounding area until 1973 when he moved the family to Weyburn, SK. In Weyburn and later Swift Current he worked for the both governments in the department of agriculture. Lloyd retired to Calgary in 1996 to be near his family. Throughout the years he was active on Co-op boards, worked for Credit Union Central, was a member of the Mason's, and was a dedicated United Church Member. As his cancer progressed he maintained his love of sports to the very end. We miss him dearly. A memorial service will be held in the spring/summer of 2007 in Watrous, SK.
- Phyllis Joan (nee Francis) September 15, 1925 - October 15, 2010. The family wishes to announce the passing of Mrs. Phyllis Stein, aged 85 years, at Long Lake Valley Integrated Facility, Imperial, Sask. on Friday, October 15, 2010. Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Stacey Stein; four children, Cheryl (Gary); Donna; Darrell (Kelly); and Murray (Susan); eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Walter (Annie); sister Violet; sisters-in-law Maxine and Lillian; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. The Funeral Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, Sask. on Wednesday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Private Family Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Stacey Smith Charles (May 18, 1926 - January 9, 2013). Stacey was born on the family farm at Simpson, Sask. on May 18, 1926. He took all of his schooling in Simpson and after graduation from Simpson High School he took a two year vocational agriculture course at the University of Saskatchewan. He then returned home and farmed with his father. In 1951 he married Phyllis Francis and they lived on the family farm and they raised 4 children - Cheryl, Donna, Darrell and Murray. Throughout his life Stacey had a passion for farming and was always very proud of both his crops and his cattle. In his younger days, he was an avid curler and continued to follow it throughout the years. He also was a keen follower of his children's and grandchildren's sports, especially hockey, and was always very proud of his family. Stacey was very active in the community in Simpson, and was involved in the startup of, and served on the boards of, a variety of organizations in Simpson including the Simpson Credit Union, Simpson Coop, Coop Implements, Wheat Pool and both the Local and District School Boards. In addition, he was very active in the Simpson United Church in a variety of positions throughout his life. Stacey was predeceased by his parents, John and Maude Stein, wife Phyllis, sister Maxine Stann, brother Lloyd Stein, brother-in-law Allen Lindgren; and son-in-law Ross McLaren. He is survived by his loving children; Cheryl (Gary) Grund and their children Jason (Julie) Grund and Tessa and Tanner, Shelley (Keith) Bencharski and Taylor, Kelly Grund and Austin and Jillian; Donna McLaren and her children Robyn (Ben) Stanford and Kaitlynn and Emily, Michael (Melinda Fox) McLaren and Christopher; Darrell (Kelly) Stein and their children Craig (Carly) Stein and Bailey, Lauren and Rebecca Stein; Murray (Susan) Stein, sisters-in-law Lillian Stein and Violet Lindgren and families, brothers-in-law Walter (Annie) Francis and Steve Stann and families. The Funeral Service will be held in Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Sunday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Louise Caroline (nee Gill) May 15, 1914 - August 29, 2009. The death of Mrs. Louise Caroline Stewart, aged 95 years, formerly of Simpson, SK occurred at Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan on Saturday, August 29, 2009. The Funeral Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Tuesday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Interment in Simpson Cemetery. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.
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- Evone Loraine (nee Quathamer). The death of Evone Loraine Talbourdet aged 77 years of Simpson, SK occurred at Watrous Union Hospital on Saturday, January 17, 2004. A Memorial Service will be held in early February and will be announced at that time. Evone was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Olive Quathamer, sister Nina and brother Turk. She is survived by her loving husband Peter, daughters, Frances (John) Ulsifer of Regina; Carol (Pat) Rowan of Young, SK; Warren (Iris) of Watrous; Allen of Simpson; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.
- Peter Joseph. The death of Peter Joseph Talbourdet, aged 88 years of Watrous, SK and formerly of Simpson, SK, occurred at the Watrous Union Hospital on Monday December 15, 2008. The Funeral Service will be held in the Simpson Community Hall on Saturday December 20 at 1:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. Richard Meredith. Interment will follow in Simpson Cemetery. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Evone in 2004 and is survived by his loving family; daughters, Fran (John) Ulsifer, Regina; Carol (Pat) Rowan, Young, SK; sons, Warren (Iris), Watrous and Allen, Lloydminister; ten grandchildren, Trevor (Karen) Ulsifer, Kelly Ulsifer, Curtis (Shelley) Rowan, Ryan (Shannon) Rowan, Steven (Jennifer) Rowan, Kelly (Evan) Seabrook, Nicole Rowan, Erin, Elise and Dionne Talbourdet; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Frank Talbourdet and niece Jane (Gary) Ablett all of Blenheim, ON.
- Adelaide "Ada". The death of Mrs. Adelaide Taylor, aged 96 years formerly of Simpson SK, occurred at Manitou Lodge, Watrous, SK on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Simpson Community Center, Simpson, SK with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Interment in Simpson Cemetery. Fotheringham McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.
- Jean Lillian (nee Low) Crawford Taylor was born on her uncle Ernie Bairds farm, near Hawarden in October 1925. She attended Chatham School. Jean married George Crawford of the Farrerdale District in 1945 where they farmed for 15 years and raised six children: Murray, Louie, Linty, Hughie, Ressa and Owen. In 1960, they were divorced and she moved to Saskatoon and married Leslie Taylor where they raised three children: Shelly, Marlene and Gordie. In 1970, her oldest son Murray was killed in a car accident along with four others. Jean was first and last a homemaker. Her family was most important to her. She gardened, sewed, baked bread, bandaged cuts and spirits. Jean and Les have always had an open door to family and friends. She passed away peacefully on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at St. Paul’s Hospital. Jean was predeceased by her parents Alex and Ella Low; son Murray Crawford; brother Willie Low; brother-in-laws Gordon Crawford and Howard Moore; sister-in-law Shirley Crawford and brother-in-laws Lorne Taylor and Roy McCallum. Jean is lovingly remembered by her husband of 51 years, Les; eight children: Louise (Ray) Vanthuyne; Linty (Veronica) Crawford; Hugh (Janet) Crawford; Ressa (Kris) Noah; Owen (Diane) Crawford; Shelley (Jamie) Gray; Marlene (Rob Wright) Taylor; Gord (Renee Lemieux) Taylor; eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren: Jodi (Russ) Guerin & Tucker Nollski; Travis (Nicole) & Elise Vanthuyne; Patrick (Julie) Bouchard & Austin; Maurice (Sandra) Leif & Ava Bouchard; Danella (Derek) & Lily Moyen; Jeremy Crawford; Rhonda (Ryan) Jace, Jensen and Trey Kelly; George (Megan Callan) Crawford; Trent Crawford; Kalyn (Kenny) Geisler; Christina (Tyler) Makenna & Jaxton Smith; Coral, Shay & Ariel Crawford; Riley and Brie Gray; Kirsten & Danika Taylor and a large extended family. Jean’s family would like to thank you for attending and invite you for lunch and a time of fellowship immediately following the service.
John Alexander "Al". Following a lengthy illness John Alexander (Al) Thomson, age 79, passed away at the Cypress Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Al is survived by his wife Diana Andrews Thomson, her son Stuart Andrews; his daughter Beverley (Bill) Perret: sons Jordan and Levi; his son Myles (Barbara) Thomson, children Jessica, Nathan, Erin; great-grandchildren Tana, Christopher, Madison, Aimie and Renee; brother Bill (Marlene) and their children; sister Dorothy (Mac) J.D. McNichol, their children and sister Jean Todd. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Jean Marie (Pearson) Thomson (married May 5, 1952 - deceased, June 23, 2000); and by a brother Malcolm (2001). Al was born February 4, 1932 in Simpson, SK the first born child of Alexander and Dorothy Elizabeth (Bateson) Thomson. He attended school in Nokomis, SK. Al enlisted in the army on September 26, 1949 in the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers where he trained as a mechanic. He was honorably discharged on October 30, 1952. Al was employed for 2 years with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and 1 year with the CPR. He was employed for 35 years by Sask. Power in various positions at Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Coleville, and Swift Current retiring on August 31, 1987 as District Superintendent of Gas Production and Transmission at the Success Compressor Station. Al spent many enjoyable summers at his cabin at Aquadeo Beach on Jackfish Lake where he was instrumental in the formation of Aquadeo as a Village. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 32 years serving on the Executive and as President. In retirement he enjoyed travelling, especially cruising, until ill health curtailed his activities. The Prayer Service for Mr. Al Thomson will take place on Monday January 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm from St. Stephen The Martyr Anglican Church with Rev. Jonathan Hoskin officiating. The Memorial Service for Mr. John "Al" Thomson of Swift Current will take place on Tuesday January 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm from St. Stephen The Martyr Anglican Church with Rev. Jonathan Hoskin officiating. The Interment Service will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon at a later date.
- Margaret Ruth Thorn (nee Caught) of Regina passed away peacefully on September 26 at the Kelvington Hospital. Marg, formerly of Simpson, was 92 years young. She is survived by her brother Ron, son Jim, daughter Myra and their families. As was her wish, there will be no service.
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- Calvin Earl. The death of Cal Ullyott, age 80 years of Simpson, SK, occurred at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. The Funeral Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Teresa Jones. Interment will take place in Saskatoon Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Cal was predeceased by his daughter, Wanda Ullyott (Leakos); sister, Alda; brothers, Willis and Lewis; and his parents, Roy and Verdi (Gullacher) Ullyott. Cal is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Evelyn; daughter, Kathy (Victor Hayes) Ullyott, Toronto; sons, Cameron (Karen) Ullyott, Prince Albert, SK and Colin Ullyott, Santa Monica, CA; son-inlaw, Mark Leakos; six grandchildren; brothers, Merle and Lloyd; and sister, Donna McJanet.
- Merle David (May 18, 1928 – November 16, 2015). It is with great sadness that the family of Merle Ullyott announces his peaceful passing with his wife by his side at Biggar and District Health Centre on November 16 at the age of 87. Merle is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Patricia; children Tracy (Bonnie), Michael (Leah), Kelly (Delton Coutts), Tricia (Lonny Darroch); 12 grandchildren; sister Donna McJannet; sister-in-laws Evelyn Ullyott, Colleen Ullyott, and Shirley Roney; brother-in-laws Dennis Roney and George Green; plus his many nieces and nephews. Merle was born and raised at Simpson, SK where he farmed and resided all of his life with the exception of the last 10 months where he lived in Biggar. Merle had many interests including flying his airplane, travelling to all parts of the world, spending winters in Hawaii and keeping track of his grandchildren. A service celebrating Merle’s life will be held at Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Saturday, November 21st at 1:30 p.m.
- Leo. The death of Leo Ulmer aged 96 years of Simpson, SK occurred at the Cupar Nursing Home on Tuesday, October 21, 2003. A Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre, Simpson, SK on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Leo is remembered by his loving wife of 63 years Agnes; daughter Elaine Dudlets, Richmond, BC; 2 grandsons Robin Dudlets, Jason (Marjorie) Dudlets, and great grandsons Taylor and Gabriel Dudlets, Richmond, BC; 2 sisters Marie Clarke, Calgary, AB, Agnes (Bob) McIntosh, Watrous, SK; 5 brothers Fred (Hazel), Imperial, SK, Art (Edna), Lumsden, SK, Bob (Betty), Waterloo, ON, Eddie (Annie) Davidson, SK, Harry (Louise), Bakersfield, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. Leo was predeceased by his sisters Lilly Chorney, Jean Apps and brother Oscar.
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- Loraine (nee Henry). It is with great sadness that the family of Loraine Van De Wiele announce her passing, with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 21, 2004. Loraine was born January 22, 1946 in Simpson, SK. She married Ace Van De Wiele November 16th, 1963. Loraine will be sadly missed by her loving and devoted husband Ace and their children, Doug (Nadine) & Joseph (Terena) and grandchildren Stephanie, Shalane, Christopher, Catlan & Kari. Also her father Ted Henry, Brothers, Vince Henry, Joe (Betty) Henry, Wayne (Marg) Henry, Victor (Judy) Henry, Leo (Diane) Henry, sister-in-laws Nera (Jack) Thompson, Elaine (Larry) Cruise & Doreen Van De Wiele, as well as numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Predeceased by her mother Laura Henry & Mother & Father-in-law Marie & Adolph Van De Wiele, brother-in-laws, Mike Van De Wiele & Cyriel Van De Wiele. The celebration of Loraine's Life Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday July 24th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Davidson, SK with Rev. Father Stephen Ripplinger officiating. Interment family plot Davidsion Cemetery.
- Effie Dawn Vanthuyne passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Watrous Hospital, Watrous, SK. A Celebration of Her Life will be held in the Simpson Community Hall, Simpson, SK on Saturday, March 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
- Gail Evelyn. The Vanthuyne family wish to announce the passing of Gail Evelyn Vanthuyne after a battle with cancer. Gail passed away in Watrous, SK on October 17, 2003 with her family in attendance. A Memorial Service will be held at the Simpson Community Hall, Simpson, SK on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.
- Helen M. The death of Mrs. Helen M. Vanthuyne aged 92 years of Watrous, SK occurred at her residence on Friday July 31, 2009. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church Watrous Saskatchewan on Tuesday August 4th at 11:00 a.m. Vigil of Prayer will take place on Monday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann's Church. Family Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Simpson Cemetery.
- Margaret was born Oct. 7, 1918 & passed away on July 6, 2006. She is survived by Eileen (Al) McCashew, Julius (Ina), Blanche (Francy) Saelhof, Germaine Obrigewitsch, Gary, Wayne (Joan), Beverly (Magnus) Bourque, Kurt (Lois), Wendy (Doug) Gullacher, 26 grandchildren & 17 great-grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 at 11 a.m. with interment in Simpson Cemetery.
- Donald William (Donnie) Vaughn, aged 76 years, of Simpson, SK passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK on Saturday, June 18th, 2016. Donald William. Donnie was born November 20, 1939 to Harrison and Atha (nee Plant) Vaughn in Simpson, SK. He attended Simpson School. Donnie was a farmer. He enjoyed ice fishing, hunting and touring the countryside. He enjoyed coffee at the garage in Simpson and he loved to visit. Donnie was predeceased by his parents Harrison and Atha; and his sister Lorna Dreger. He is survived by his partner of 31 years, Deanna Stevens; sons Randy of Toronto, ON, Ryan of Imperial, SK, Cory (Stacey) of Redwater, AB; daughter Anna (Nolan) of Semans; step-children Debbie (Denny), Cheryl (Kevin) and Darryl Stevens; grandchildren Cole, Lexi, Riley & Alex; step-grandchildren Katrina, Crystal, Chandi, Kali & T. J.; six great-grandchildren; and sister June Vandevord of Regina, SK and a large extended family. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place in Simpson Cemetery on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A Public Memorial Reception will follow in Simpson Community Centre at noon.
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- Gladys Pauline (nee Olson) January 1923 - December 2009 has gone to be with her Jim. Gladys was born to Sten and Gunda Olson on January 19, 1923 at Nokomis, Saskatchewan. She was the second oldest, and the only girl with four brothers. They were George, Stanley, Allan and Bill. The family moved to the Simpson area where they continued farming. Mom obtained her Grade 12 by correspondence and after working in the Watrous post office was accepted into St. Paul's Hospital school of nursing. Following graduation from St. Paul's she worked at the Saskatoon Sanitorium. Gladys married James Walker in June 1947. They had two children, James and Helen. Mom was the family caregiver, for many years we had family members staying with us. She used to love going on holidays to B.C. or Hawaii but was always anxious to get home again. She also loved Paris and would go at the drop of a hat. Her house was full of needlework of which she was justly proud. The only thing that ever defeated her was learning how to drive. She held a learners' license for forty years. Nursing was always mom's first love and she went back to it as her kids grew older. She Nursed at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home, Royal University Hospital and The Veteran's Home. As dad's health failed, she spent several years caring for him, living later at Luther Tower and Arbor Villa. Gladys is survived by son, Jim (Joan) Walker; daughter, Helen Christopher; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The Memorial Service for Gladys will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. from Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre, Saskatoon, officiated by Elaine Thomas. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery will follow the Service.
- Barry Warner passed away peacefully with his two sons beside him on Friday, February 24, 2012. He was 54 years old. Barry is survived by his sons, Yancy and Barry Jr. (Andrea); sisters, Brenda (George), Betty (Kelly), Bonnie (Mike) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barry will always be remembered for his strong spiritual beliefs. He loved the Lord and served him to the end. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Morning Star Ministries, 3540 6th Ave., Regina SK with Pastor Glen Povey officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Cemetery, Simpson, SK.
- Edith Mary (nee Pieper). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Edith Mary Wasylenko. She passed away at Sunset Extendicare at the age of 86 years, on Sunday, June 18th, 2006. She leaves to mourn her three children, Dr. Mark Wasylenko (Lena) of Easley, South Carolina, Sylvia (Mike) Lambert of Calgary, Joan (Bill) Mollenhauer of Regina, and six grandchildren, Leah and Matthew (and their mother, Cathy), Geoffrey and Jenna, and Michael and Robert. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Annie Pieper, her brother Albert, and her beloved husband of 52 years, John. Edith was born on a farm near Simpson, Saskatchewan on May 27, 1920. She attended Meadowville School with her brother Albert, travelling by horse and buggy each day. She grew up in Simpson and enjoyed music and dancing. Edith married John Wasylenko on August 26, 1947. She received her teaching certificate at Normal School in Regina. She taught in several country schools, including a one room school house on the prairies. She later taught in Regina and Iowa City. She was very involved in her husband's physiotherapy practice, working at his office and doing the bookkeeping for many years. After raising her three children, she obtained her real estate license and worked for Tom Drope Realty. Her recreational activities included bridge and card games of any kind, gardening, photography, playing piano and dancing. She enjoyed the summers at the family cottage at Kannata Valley. She delighted those that knew her with her sunny smile and contagious enthusiasm. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. Her spirit will live on in the many memories and love that we shared. Having been the cornerstone of the family, she will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Many thanks to Maureen Carter and the staff of east wing Sunset Extendicare for their compassion and kindness. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anne's R.C. Church, 1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina with Rev. Neil Osiowy presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
- Elsie Annie. On Tuesday, October 31, 2000, Elsie Annie Wells, late of Regina, formerly of Simpson, Sk., passed away at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1964; her brother William; sister May; daughter-in-law Edith. Elsie is survived by her daughter Audrey (Allan) Young of Lumsden and their children Linda (Lance) Whitteron of Lumsden and their children Christopher and Matthew; Brad (Renee) Young of Lumsden and step children Ilene (Ingwald) Ingwaldson of B.C., Ed Wells of Craik, Mel (Denise) Wells of B.C.; as well as ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina with Rev. Jamie Bushell officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined.
- Roy Ivan Wilson, late of Regina, Sask., surprised us all with his passing on Monday, October 28, 2002. His passing was very much like his life; one of dignity. He was predeceased by his parents; sister Clara and brothers Clifford and Clarence. Roy is survived by his wife Harriet; sons Larry (Cindy) and Jim (Mary); grandchildren Bryce (Danielle), Kent, Shaela and Lisa. He was born in Simpson, SK on October 17, 1921. Roy served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II on a Mine Sweeper in the North Atlantic from 1942 until the end of the war. He was actively involved with trucking until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed building and fishing and devoted much of his time to his children and grandchildren. Roy was a man who often said little but when he spoke, it was from the heart, based on experience and wisdom. He lived by principles of integrity, fairness, hard work and determination. He had the ability to fix anything from engines to plumbing. In fact, Roy built the family home himself, residing there for over forty years. In many ways, Roy was an inventor, often creating something to help get the job done more efficiently. He loved the outdoors; walking, golfing or fishing with his son, Larry. Roy wasn't one to tell jokes but he always appreciated the humor in life. He had a healthy respect for his friends and their friendships. Roy was proud of his sons and grandchildren for their successes and work ethic. His encouragement influenced them to work hard to achieve their goals. A Come and Go Tea will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. in the Rosemont United Church, 5000 - 8th Ave., Regina, SK to honor Roy's memory.
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- Anne Floreen (nee Eiswerth). June 9th, 1930 - December 7th, 2006. On Thursday, December 7th, 2006 Anne Floreen York, surrounded by close family passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital. Predeceased by her parents Elizabeth Maier and John Eiswerth, daughter Karen Anne, and sister, Katherine; Floreen is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Robert York, daughter Celeste (Regina), son Gregory (Kathryn Gieni) and grandson Marcus, Hong Kong, and Celeste's daughters LeeAnn, Montreal, PQ; Marissa , Victoria, BC; sister Leontina (Stanley Hawkes), Regina, SK; brother-in-law Jack Blender, Balcarres, SK; brother Wilf (Dorothy), Surrey, BC; sister Bernadette Greschner, North Battleford, SK; sister Clara Dewey, Young, SK; brother Art (Marg), Medicine Hat, AB; sister Marie (Harve) Thibault, Humboldt, SK; brother Richard (Sharon), Regina, SK; brother Ken, Saskatoon, SK; brother Ken Saskatoon, SK; brother Frank (Linda), Estevan, SK; Vic (Jackie),Whitehorse, YU and numerous nieces and nephews. Floreen is also survived by Bob's family members including Pauline Ireland, Comox, BC, Alice Geib, Regina, SK., Irene Truman, London, ON, Harold Youcke, Aylmer, ON, Ivan Youche, Oliver, BC, and Lyle Young, Prince George, BC. Floreen was born near Simpson, SK., on June 9th, 1930, sixth of a family of 12 children. Her bright brown eyes, distinctive laugh, and sharp intelligence were noted from an early age. Floreen attended Normal School and at the age of 16 began teaching at Sweet Hill Country School in the Simpson Hills. She then taught in Young and Strasbourg. It was in Strasbourg that she caught the eye of a handsome WWII veteran who became the love of her life. Together they farmed in the Last Mountain hills near Duval, Saskatchewan where they welcomed the births of their 3 children; Celeste, Karen and Gregory. Karen's special needs strengthened Floreen and Bob's bond of love and marriage, and embedded a sense of acceptance for diversity within their family unit. In 1959, Floreen accepted a teaching position with Regina Catholic Schools. She completed her Bachelor of Education with Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus and then began a program for children with reading and learning disabilities. She pursued a Master of Education degree at the University of Missouri, Columbia, with Great Distinction. Floreen continued with Regina Catholic Schools as a Consultant. She held many positions both nationally and internationally within her area of expertise. She was a popular speaker and workshop presenter and always championed children with exceptionalities. Her greatest gifts were her positive loving spirit, her zest for life, her wicked wit, her patience and expert teaching. You have touched so many Floreen. We love you and will think of you each time we laugh heartily. Visitation will be held Tonight from 7:00 8:00 pm for family and friends at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. Funeral Mass to celebrate Floreen's life will be held at Christ the King Parish 3239 Garnet Street, Regina on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 3:00 pm with Father Ken Koep as Celebrant. Interment to follow at Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m.
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- Sandra Irene (nee Bell) 1944 - 2010. The death of Mrs. Sandy Zitaruk, aged 66 years, of Simpson, SK occurred at Regina General Hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Sandy is survived by her loving husband Jim; son Barry and daughter Denise; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The Memorial Service will be held in the Simpson Community Centre on Monday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard Meredith officiating. Interment in Simpson Cemetery at a later date.